The Society met in the railway committee-room of the House of Commons. President G. K. Gilbert presided during the several sessions of the meeting.
At 10.20 a m the President called the Society to order and after a word of salutation introduced His Excellency, the Governor-General of Canada, Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, who extended a hearty welcome to the Fellows of the Society. Science, he said, was cosmopolitan and did not admit of distinctions of race, creed or national boundary; as far as science was concerned, all were one brotherhood. He assured the visitors that they would be shown every hospitality while in the city. The President made reply to the welcome of His Excellency, referring in complimentary terms to Canadian hospitality.
The Council report was read by the Secretary as follows:
To the Fellows of the Geological Society of America, . . .