The Society was called to order by Acting President William M. Davis, in the absence of President Israel C. Russell, deceased, at 4.30 o’clock p m, in the lecture hall of Schermerhorn hall, Columbia University. A brief but cordial address of welcome was delivered by President Nicholas Murray Butler, of Columbia University, to which response was made by Acting President Davis.
The report of the Council was called for, and was presented by the Secretary, Herman Leroy Fairchild, in print, as follows:
To the Geological Society of America,
in Nineteenth Annual Meeting assembled:
The stated annual meeting of the Council was held at Ottawa conjointly with the meeting of the Society. It has not been found necessary to call any special meeting, but some business relating to nomination of officers and recommendation for fellowship has been done by correspondence. The details . . .