The Society met at 10 o’clock a m, in the geological lecture-rooin, Science Hall, University of Wisconsin; First Vice-President T. C. Chamberlin in the chair.
Professor C. R. Van Hise welcomed the Society to the city of Madison and to the University of Wisconsin. In acknowledgment of this welcome response was made by the acting President.
A communication from the President, Sir J. William Dawson, was read, expressing regret at his enforced absence from the meeting of the Society, through illness. The scientific portion of his communication w a 3 reserved for the scientific program, and placed as the first paper upon the list.
The Secretary announced as the result of the balloting for Fellows that the following persons were elected Fellows of the Society:
Sandford Fleming, LL. D., Ottawa, Canada. Civil Engineer; interested especially in Pleistocene geology.
Charles Henry Gordon, . . .