The Society was called to order by the President, S. F. Emmons, at 9.30 o’clock a m, in room 210 of the Central High School, where all the sessions of the meeting were held except the evening session of this day.
On account of the absence of Professor J. A. Holmes, Chief of the Department of Mines and Metallurgy, Universal Exposition, who was expected to welcome the Society, no addresses were made.
The report of the Council was called for and was presented by the Secretary, in print, as follows:
To the Geological Society of America, in Sixteenth Annual Meeting Assembled:
The stated winter meeting of the Council was held at Washington with the meeting of the Society. In the absence of a summer meeting of the Society no summer Council meeting was held, as no imperative business was waiting and . . .