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Proceedings of the Colorado Scientific Society 1883 - 1884
Volume 1

I.        Title page
II.       Officers, 1883 & Officers, 1884
III - V. List of Members, Jan. 1st, 1885
VI - X. Constitution and By-Laws
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PROCEEDINGS

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COLORADO

SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY

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VOL. I

1883 and 1884

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Published by the Society
DENVER, COLO.

 

 

 

OFFICERS, 1883.

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President,  -     -     -     -       -       -     S. F. Emmons.
Vice-President, -     -     -     -     -     - Richard Pearce
Secretary and Treasurer, -     -     -    Whitman Cross.

Standing Committee.
Hermann Beeger,     Anton Eilers,     S. F. Emmons,
W. F. Hillebrand,     Richard Pearce.

 

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OFFICERS, 1884.

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President -     -     -     -     -     -     Richard Pearce.
Vice-President, -     -     -     -Rev. H. Martyn Hart.
Secretary and Treasurer, -        -    Whitman Cross.

Executive Committee.
Regis Chauvenet,     Whitman Cross,     P. H. Van Diest,
W. F. Hillebrand,          Richard Pearce,
A. von Schulz,          W. S. Ward

 

LIST OF MEMBERS, JAN. 1ST, 1885.

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BEEGER, HERMANN,

Metallurgist, Denver

BOARD, GREGORY

Metallurgist, Denver

BOORAEM, ROBERT E., B.S.

Manager, Morning Star

Consolidated Mining Company, Leadville, Colo

CHAUVENET, REGIS,

President of Faculty, State School of Mines, Golden, Colo

CHISOLM, FREDERIC F.

Mining Engineer, Denver

COPELAND, FRED K, S. B.

Civil Engineer, Denver

CRAVEN, FRANK S.

Superintendent Denver Gold Co.,           

Bald Mountain, Gilpin Co., Colo

CROSS, WHITMAN, Ph. D.

U. S. Geological Survey, Denver

VAN DIEST, PETER H., M. E., C. E.

U. S. Surveyor General's office, Denver

EAKINS, L. GRANT, B. S.

U. S. Geological Survey, Denver

EILERS, ANTON, M. E.

General Manager, Colorado Smelting Co.,           

South Pueblo, Colo

EMMONS, S. F.

Geologist-in-charge Rocky Mountain Division           

U. S. Geological Survey, Denver

 

IV                                   LIST OF MEMBERS

 

FOSTER, ERNEST LENEVE,

State Geologist, Georgetown, Colo.

FROST, OSCAR J.

Assayer, Boston and Colorado Smelting Co. (Argo),         

Denver

GRANT, HON. JAMES B.

Omaha and Grant Smelting and Refining Co., Denver

GUITERMAN, FRANKLIN,

Metallurgist and Chemist, Denver

HAND, CARLTON H.

Assayer, Silver City, Grant Co., N.M.

HART, REV. H. MARTYN,

Denver

HILL, HON. N. P.

Manager Boston and Colorado Smelting Co., Denver

HILLEBRAND, W. F., Ph. D.

Chemist U. S. Geological Survey, Denver

HILLS, RICHARD C.

Mining Engineer, Denver

ILES, MALVERN W., Ph. D.

Metallurgist, Omaha and Grant Smelting and           

Refining Company, Denver

KECK, RUDOLF,

Metallurgist, Georgetown, Colo.

LAKES, ARTHUR,

Prof. of Geology, State School of Mines, Golden, Colo.

LOW, ALBERT H.,S. B.

Chemist, Boston & Colorado Smelting Co. (Argo),     

Denver

MACKENZIE, GEORGE S., Ph. D.

Instructor in Analytical Chemistry,                              

 State School of Mines, Golden Colo

MARTINE, C. A.

Mine Superintendent, Georgetown, Colo

LIST OF MEMBERS                                    V

McCREE, WILLIAM

Mining Engineer, Denver

MOSS, MILTON

Golden, Colo

PEARCE, RICHARD,

Metallurgist, Boston & Colorado Smelting Co. (Argo),

Denver

PORTER, JOHN A.

Metallurgist, San Juan and New York Mining and

Smelting Co., Durango, Colo

RICKETTS, LOUIS D., D. Sc.

Evening Star Mining Co., Leadville, Colo

RIDGLEY, J. G.

Mining Engineer, Denver

ROLLINS, EDWARD W., C. E.,

Denver

SCHWARZ, THEODORE E.,

Mining Engineer, Denver

SACKETT, SHERMAN G.,

Metallurgist, Denver

SCHULZ, A. VON,

Chemist and Assayer, Denver

STICHT, ROBERT,

Chemist, Colorado Smelting Co., South Pueblo, Colo

STOIBER, EDWARD G.,

Mining Engineer, Silverton, Colo

WARD, W. S.,

Denver

WALTERS, J. H. ERNEST,

Mine Superintendent, Silverton, Colo

WILLIAMS, HENRY,

General Manager Colorado & Montana Smelting Co.,

Butte City, Montana

CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS,

(REVISED),

As Adopted May 5th, 1884.

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CONSTITUTION

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NAME.

                        ARTICLE I.    This association shall be called "The Col-
               orado Scientific Society.

OBJECT.

          ART. II.    Its object shall be the promotion of scientific

intercourse, observation and record in the State of Colorado.

 

MEANS FOR ATTAINING THIS OBJECT.

          ART. III.  Among the means for attaining this end shall

be periodical meetings of the Society, the reading of pa-

pers, the discussion of scientific subjects, the collection of

scientific books and periodicals, special investigations into

matters of public and scientific interest, and the publication

of such parts of the proceedings as may be deemed expedi-

ent.

 

MEMBERS.

          ART. IV.    Persons of recognized attainments in some

branch of natural science shall be eligible for admission as

members of the Society.

 

OFFICERS.

          ART. V.     The officers of the Society shall consist of

a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasure, and an

Executive Committee of seven, of which the President and

Secretary shall be ex-officio members.

 

 

                                             CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS                                         VII 

AMENDMENTS

          ART. VI.   Proposed amendments to the constitution

may be submitted in writing at a regular meeting of the

Society, signed by not less than three members.  If

approved by a majority of those present, they shall be

sent in writing to each member and shall be voted upon at

some subsequent regular meeting of the Society, the vote of

two-thirds of the members of the Society being necessary

to confirm.  Members who are not able to be present may

vote by letter.

 

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BY-LAWS

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REGULAR MEETINGS

          SECTION 1.    The regular meetings of the Society shall

be held on the first Monday of each month.  When this

day falls on an official holiday, the meeting shall be held

on the next following Monday.

 

ORDER OF PROCEDURE

SEC. 2.The order of procedure at meetings shall be:

First -- The reading of the records of last meeting.

Second -- Balloting for candidates for admission.

Third -- Reports of Committees.

Fourth -- Unfinished business.

Fifth -- Other business.

Sixth -- Reading of papers.

Seventh -- Discussion and debate.

RULES OF PROCEDURE

          SEC. 3.     The proceedings of the meetings shall be

governed by the ordinary rules of parliamentary practice.

 

QUORUM.

          SEC. 4.  At any regular meting of the Society seven

shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business;

but the action of a less number at any monthly meeting

may be entered on the journal, provided such action does

not affect the rights of the Society.

 

 

 
VIII                                   CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

NOMINATION OF OFFICERS

          SEC. 5.    At the regular meeting in December, nomina-

tion shall be made for officers for the coming year.  These

nominations shall be sent by the secretary, in writing, to

each absent member.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

          SEC. 6.     Officers of the Society shall be elected at the

first regular meeting of each year, to hold office during that

year.  They shall be voted on by ballot, and a majority of

votes cast shall be necessary for an election, except in the

case of the Executive Committee, when the five candidates

receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared

elected.  Members not able to be present may vote by letter.

 

DUTIES OF PRESIDENT

          SEC. 7.     The President and in his absence the Vice-

President hall preside at all meetings of the Society, and

in case of their absence a chairman "pro tempore" shall be

appointed by a majority of the votes of the members present.

The President shall be "ex officio" a member of the Ex-

ecutive Committee and shall preside at its meetings.

 

DUTIES OF SECRETARY

         SEC. 8.     The Secretary shall keep the records of the

Society; shall have charge of the books, papers and collec-

tions of the Society no under the care of special Curators;

shall issue notice of meetings to members, and shall be "ex

officio" a member of the Executive Committee.

 

DUTIES OF THE TREASURER

          SEC. 9.     The Treasurer shall have charge of the funds

of the Society, receive all assessments and pay all bills approved by the Executive Committee.

 

DUTIES OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

          SEC. 10.  The Executive Committee shall have gener-

al control of all expenditures of the Society; shall appoint

the necessary Curators; shall pass on candidates proposed

for admission; shall see that papers and discussions are

prepared for the regular meetings, and shall determine

what, if any, part of the proceedings of the Society shall be

published.

 

 

                                             CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS                                         IX 

CURATORS

          SEC. 11.    The Collections of the Society shall be un-

der the charge of such special curators as may be deemed

necessary by the Executive Committee.  The appointment

of Curators shall be made by the Executive Committee at

their first regular meeting after the annual election.

 

PROPOSAL OF CANDIDATES FOR MEMBERSHIP

          SEC. 12.    Proposals for admission to the Society shall

be endorsed by at least three members who shall certify

that they personally know the candidate and that he is

worthy of acceptance.  The proposal shall contain a state-

ment under the candidate's signature of his residence, and

the particular branch or branches of Natural Science in

which he is especially interested.

 

ELECTION OF MEMBERS.

          SEC. 13.  The names of persons who have been formal-

ly proposed and favorably passed upon by the Executive

Committee shall be read at the next meeting of the

Society and balloted upon at the next succeeding regular

meeting.  Two contrary votes shall be sufficient to prevent election.  Members not able to be present may vote by

letter.  Persons elected to membership in the Society shall

be officially notified of their election by the Secretary, in

writing; they shall not, however, be enrolled as members

until the election has been accepted by them in writing and

the dues for the year have been paid.  In the case of per-

sons proposed not be elected, no notice of the same shall

be entered on the records of the Society.

 

ENTRANCE FEE AND DUES

         SEC. 14.   The amount of Entrance fee and annual dues

shall be determined by the Executive Committee, subject  to

the approval of a majority of the members present at any

regular meeting of the Society.  The annual dues are pay-

able before May 1st of each year.  All members whose an-

nual dues are unpaid  May 1st shall be officially notified by

the treasurer, in writing, and their names shall be dropped

from the rolls if the dues are unpaid upon July 1st.  In case,

however, that such neglect to pay dues within the specified

time is satisfactorily explained to the Executive Committee

before the expiration of the current year, the delinquent

member shall be restored to membership upon payment of

the amount due.

 

 

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EXTRAORDINARY MEETINGS.

          SEC. 15.    Extraordinary meetings may be called by

the Executive Committee.

 

INTRODUCTION OF NON-MEMBERS AT MEETINGS

          SEC. 16.    Members shall have the right to introduce at

any regular meeting persons who may be interested in the

objects of the Society.

 

EXCHANGE OF PUBLICATIONS

          SEC. 17.     In case it shall be determined to issue a pub-

lication of the proceedings or papers of the Society, it shall

be the duty of the secretary to exchange such publications

for those of kindred societies, and secure as far as possible

the gift of scientific books from any available source.

 

FILLING OF VACANCIES

         SEC. 18.   Any vacancy among the officers of the So-

ciety may be filled for the unexpired term at the next regu-

lar meeting after notice of such vacancy has been given to

the Society.

 

EXPULSION OF MEMBERS

          SEC.  19.  Upon the written request of three or more

members, that, for cause therein set forth, a person belong-

ing to the Society be expelled, the Executive Committee

shall consider the matter, and if there is sufficient reason,

shall advise the person that his resignation will be accepted.

If the resignation is not tendered within one month, the Ex-

ecutive Committee shall instruct the Secretary to drop this

person's name from the list of membership.

 

AMENDMENTS.

          SEC. 20.     Additions or amendments to the By-Laws

shall be proposed in writing and recorded at a regular meet-

ing, and be voted upon at the following meeting, either by

personal or letter ballot.  A majority vote shall be necessary

for the adoption of such addition or amendment.