With this number The Journal reaches the conclusion of its fifteenth volume. Seven and a half years have elapsed since the Association assumed the responsibility of publishing its Transactions in the present form. So far as we know, not a single member of the Association now dissents from the method then adopted.
Each year has witnessed a growth of confidence in the enterprise, until its permanency is reasonably assured. We come to the close of the present volume with a constantly enlarging list of contributors, with an increasing membership, and with an advertising patronage never so liberal as at this date. The members of the Association will be gratified to know that not only is The Journal free from debt, but that it has, of funds, enough in sight to enable it to close the financial year with a satisfactory balance in its treasury. The confidence of a generous advertising