The Society was called to order by the President, Professor T. C. Chamberlin, at 10 o’clock a m, in the geological laboratory of Johns Hopkins University, in which room all the sessions of the meeting were held. The President introduced Dr Daniel C. Gilman, the President of the University, who welcomed the Society in a cordial and graceful address, referring particularly to the geological equipment of the University and the recent opening of the building devoted wholly to geological science, in which this meeting was held, the occasion being in a sense an auspicious dedication of the building. He spoke with feeling of the loss to geology, the University and the Society by the death of Professor George H. Williams. President Chamberlin responded in a few words of thanks to President Gilman and the University.
The report of the Council was called as the first . . .