The Society met in Columbian University at 2 o’clock p. m., Vice-President Alexander Winchell in the chair.
When the meeting was called to order, Mr. G. K. Gilbert, chairman of the Local Committee of Arrangements, introduced President J. C. Welling, of Columbian University, who gave a short address of welcome; and a brief reply on behalf of the Society was made by Vice-President Winchell.
The report of the Council was read by the Secretary as follows:
To the Fellows of the Geological Society of America:
The Council presents the following report: The number of Fellows now on the roll is 197, one having died since the last annual meeting. The election of five additional Fellows is announced at this meeting, so that the Society will begin 1891 with an enrollment of 202.
The permanent fund, made up of commutations of annual . . .