Proceedings of the Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences, Volume 5

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Page 258 - Antiquities," was received, and referred to the Publication Committee. The report of the Committee on Revision of the Constitution and By-Laws was...
Page 240 - If all the books in the world , except the Philosophical Transactions, were destroyed, it is safe to say that the foundations of physical science would remain unshaken, and that the vast intellectual progress of the last two centuries would be largely, though incompletely, recorded.
Page 240 - ... and the name of philosopher, or lover of wisdom, is given to those who lead such a life. But it is by no means necessary that a man should do nothing else than study known truths and explore new, in order to earn this high title. Some of the greatest philosophers in all ages have been engaged in the pursuits of active life ; and an assiduous devotion of the bulk of our time to the work which our condition requires, is an important duty, and indicates the possession of practical wisdom.
Page 227 - TRUSTEES' MEETING. President CE Putnam in the chair; eight members present. Mr. Pratt called the attention of the Trustees to the desirability of prosecuting more actively the work of mound exploration, and, after considerable discussion as to ways and means, a resolution was adopted providing for the appointment of a committee of three to solicit subscriptions for the work. Messrs. GP McClelland, EP Lynch, and James Thompson were appointed such committee.
Page 255 - Section 1. Order of Business — The Order of Business for all meetings shall be as follows: 1. Reading of Minutes of last meeting. 2. Report of Executive Committee.
Page 246 - That these resolutions be given to the city papers for publication, and copies of the same be sent to Mr. Shaw and to the Missouri Historical Society. The following resolution, offered by Mr. Putnam, was adopted : Resolved, That a special committee of three be appointed, to make careful examination of the Constitution and...
Page 251 - ARTICLE II ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND MEETINGS SECTION 1 . The officers shall be elected by ballot at the annual meeting, and a majority shall be required for choice. Proxies shall not be allowed. The term of office shall be for one year, and until a successor shall be elected. Vacancies occurring during the year shall be filled by the Managers. SECTION 2. The...
Page 252 - Section 4. Honorary members shall be selected from persons eminent for their attainments in science on whom the society may wish to confer a compliment of respect, and shall have all the privileges of regular members except those of voting and holding office. They shall not exceed forty (40) in number, not to exceed twenty (20) of whom shall be residents and citizens of the United States.
Page 139 - Just before sunrise vast flocks begin to rise out of the swamps and radiate in all directions towards the inland corn-fields, where they spend the day, returning again to the swamps before sunset. These flocks are often a quarter of a mile in width, and are more than an hour in passing — a great, black band slowly writhing like some mighty serpent across the heavens, in either direction its extremities lost to view in the dim and distant horizon. Not unfrequently three or four such vast Mocks are...
Page 77 - Motionless, in such situations, it awaits the coming of the unwary minnow, quicker than thought, it darts upon its prey and while you look, sinks slowly from sight. There is no apparent motion of fin or tail, but ere you realize it the ravenous beauty is gone.

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