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etc., Newcastle-on-Tyne, England (145); Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, Penzance, England (145); Society of Natural History, Boston, Mass. (Trans., xvii, 3, and xviii, 1); American Academy of Medicine, Easton, Pa. (144, 145); Newberry Library, Chicago, Ill. (144, 145).

Accessions to the Library were reported from the Geological Survey of India, Calcutta ; Société Imp. Russe de Géographie, St. Petersburg; Nederlandsche Maatschappij ter bevordering van Nijverheid, Amsterdam; Société Hollandaise des Sciences, Harlem; Maatschappij der Nederlandsche Letterkunde, Leiden, Z. Holland; Académie des Sciences, Cracow, Austria; Naturhistorische Landes-Museum von Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria; Gesellschaft für Erdkunde, Berlin, Prussia; Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, Chemnitz, Saxony; Oberlausitzische Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, Görlitz, Prussia; Verein für Erdkunde, Halle a. S., Prussia; Verein für Lübeckische Geschichte und Alterthumskunde, Lübeck, Germany; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie, etc., Munich, Bavaria; Geographische Gesellschaft, Bern, Switzerland; Biblioteca N. C., Firenze, Italia; Société de Geographie, Lille, France; Directeur de Melusine, Bureau des Longitudes, Paris, France; R. Academia de la Historia, Madrid, Spain; Society of Arts, R. Geographical Society, Editors of the Geological Magazine, London, England; Natural History Society, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England; Royal Irish Academy, Dublin; American Statistical Association, Commissioner of Public Records, Athenæum, Mass. Institute of Technology, Mass. Historical Society, Mr. Robert C. Winthrop, Jr., Boston, Mass.; Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.; R. I. Historical Society, Providence; Travelers' Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn.; Editors of the American Journal of Science, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y.; Meteorological Observatory, New York, N. Y.; Mr. William John Potts, Camden, N. J.; College of New Jersey, Princeton; American Chemical Society, Easton, Pa.; Franklin Institute, College of Pharmacy, Dr. Walter M.

[Feb. 1,

James, Messrs. Willis G. Aale, Henry Phillips, Jr., Philadelphia; Johns Hopkins University, Editor of the American Chemical Journal, Baltimore, Md.; Agricultural Experiment Stations, Burlington, Vt., Kingston, R. I., Geneva, N. Y., Ithaca, N. Y., State College, Pa.

A framed phototype of the State House was received from Mr. F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia.

Henry Phillips, Jr., was unanimously reelected Librarian of the Society for the ensuing year.

A quorum not being present, no action was taken on the proposed amendments to the By-Laws.

The appointment of the Standing Committees was referred to the President to take action and report on before the next meeting.

Prof. Cope read observations on "Prof. Hæckel's Confession of Faith."

Questions were asked, and comments made by Mr. Ingham and Dr. Morris.

Nominations 1302 to 1305 were read.

And the Society was adjourned by the President.

Stated Meeting, February 1, 1895.

Treasurer, Mr. PRICE, in the Chair.

Minutes of last meeting were read and approved.
Correspondence was submitted as follows:

Letters of envoy were received from the Maatschappij der Nederlandsche Letterkunde, Leiden, Z. Holland; Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, Chemnitz, Saxony; Oficina Meteorológica Argentina, Cordoba, Argentine Republic.

Letters of acknowledgment were received from the Linnean Society of N. South Wales, Sydney (142, 144); Prof. O. Donner, Helsingfors, Finland (144, 145); Dr. Herman Snellen, Jr., Utrecht, Netherlands (144); Academie des Sciences, Cra

cow, Austria (142, 144, 145); Naturforschende Gesellschaft, Emden, Prussia (142, 144, 145); K. Geodätisches Institut, Potsdam, Prussia (144, 145); M. A. Des Cloizeaux, Paris, France (145); Prof. J. P. Postgate, Cambridge, England, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, Scotland (145); University of Nebraska, Lincoln (96-139).

Accessions to the Library were reported from Comité des Conservation des Monuments de l'Art Arabe, Cairo, Egypt; Ministerie van Kolonien, Batavia, Java; Hollandsche Maatschappij van Wetenschappen, Haarlem; Minister of Interna tional Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands; Société Hongroise de Géographie, Budapest; K. K. Geologische Reichsanstalt, Vienna, Austria; Aachener Geschichtsverein, Aachen, Prussia; Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft, K. Geodätische Institut, Physiologische Gesellschaft, Messrs. R. Friedländer & Sohn, Berlin, Prussia; Gartenbauverein, Darmstadt, Germany; Prof. Dr. Ernest Hæckel, Jena, Germany; Ministero di Agricoltura Industria e Commercio, Rome, Italy; Philological Society, Cambridge, England; R. Microscopical Society, London, England; Literary and Philosophical Society, Manchester, England; American Geographical Society, American Mathematical Society, Scientific Alliance, New York, N. Y.; Hydrographic Office, Engineers' Club, Editor of the Naturalist's Leisure Hour, Mr. William H. Rau, Philadelphia; U. S. Departments of the Interior, Labor, War, and Agriculture, Anthropological Society, U. S. Civil Service Commission, Prof. James C. Pilling, Washington, D. C.; Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, Chapel Hill, N. C.; Editors of the Journal of Comparative Neurology, Granville, O.; State Board of Health, Nashville, Tenn.; Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Historical Society, Field Columbian Museum, Chicago, Ill.; State Historical Society, Iowa City, Iowa; Geological and Natural History Survey, Minneapolis, Minn.; University of Nebraska, Historical Society, Lincoln, Neb.; Editor of El Instructor, Dr. Jesus Diaz de Léon, Aquascalientes, Mex.; Asociacion de Ingenieros y Arquetectos, Mexico, Mex.; Oficina Meteorológica Argentina, Dr. Don Estanislao S. Zeballos,

Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic; Observatorio do Rio Janeiro, Brazil; Agricultural Experiment Stations: Blacksburg, Va., Raleigh, N. C., Uniontown, Ala., Baton Rouge, La., Knoxville, Tenn., Fayetteville, Ark., Columbia, Mo., State College, Mich., Lafayette, Ind., Berkeley, Cal., St. Anthony Park, Minn., Las Cruces, N. Mex.

A paper was read by Mr. Julius F. Sachse, on the "Horologium Achaz."

Remarks were made by Dr. Horn and Dr. Brinton.

A paper was read by Mr. Lorin Blodget on "The Scope and Importance of Electricity as a Motor."

Pending nominations 1302 to 1305 were read.
The Committee on Indexing was discharged.

Dr. Frazer made a communication on the necessity of the unification of methods employed by experts for the purpose of detecting forgery, and ascertaining the character of handwriting.

Dr. Frazer moved that a committee, composed of Dr. Frazer and Mr. S. P. Sharples, be appointed to report on the general subject of methods useful in the investigation of documents; and that said Committee have power to associate with their number, other specialists who are not members of the Society.

And the Society was adjourned by the presiding member.

Stated Meeting, February 15, 1895.

President, Mr. FRALEY, in the Chair.

Present, 31 members.

Correspondence was submitted as follows:

Letters of envoy were received from the Royal Statistical Society, London, England; Chief Engineer and Superintendent of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.

Letters of acknowledgment from the Comité Géologique, St. Petersburg, Russia (144, 145); K. D. Videnskabernes

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Selskab, Copenhagen, Denmark (144); Physikalische Gesellschaft, Berlin, Prussia (144, 145); Marquis Antonio di Gregorio, Palermo, Italy (144); Bibliothèque Universitaire, Lyon, France (145).

Accessions to the Library were reported from the Académie R. des Sciences, etc., de Denmark, Copenhagen; R. Statistika Central Byrån, Stockholm, Sweden; Section für Naturkunde des Ö. T. C., Vienna, Austria; Naturforschende Gesellschaft, Zürich, Switzerland; Società Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Pisa; Geological Society, R. Geographical Society, Editor of the Geological Magazine, Royal Statistical Society, London, England; Amer. Institute of Electrical Engineers, Astor Library, New York, N. Y.; Board of Public Charities and Committee on Lunacy, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Forestry Association, Mr. Samuel Wagner, Philadelphia; Fish Commission, U. S. Bureau of Education, Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of the Mint, Washington, D. C.

The stated business of the meeting being the election of members, Secretaries Barker and Horn were appointed by the President as Tellers.

The President announced that he had reappointed the Standing Committees of 1894 to act in the current year.

Mr. Price, from the Committee on the Henry M. Phillips Prize Essay Fund, reported that a circular had been sent out on May 1, 1893, setting forth the object of the foundation of the Prize, and requesting that the essays to be written be placed in the hands of the Society by January 1, 1895. That before that date eight essays had been received by the Society, all in conformity with the regulations adopted by the Committee. The Committee presents the names of the following ten gentlemen as a "Committee of Judges," from whom five names shall be selected by the Society:

James C. Carter,
Edward J. Phelps,
J. Randolph Tucker,
Courtland Parker,
C. Stuart Patterson,

D. C. Langdell,
Francis Wayland,
William A. Keever,

Henry Billings Brown,

W. Pinckney Whyte.

PROC. AMER. PHILOS. SOC. XXXIV. 147. B. PRINTED MARCH 8, 1895.

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