The President also stated that news had just been received of the death of Professor C. V. Riley, the head of the Agricultural Department
at Washington. He spoke most highly of the services rendered to all countries by the late professor, and of his readiness to impart any information to those who asked for it. He believed Mr. Maskell had a resolution to propose on the subject.
Mr. Maskell, in proposing the resolution, gave a short account of the valuable work done by Professor Riley generally, and particularly referred to the services he had rendered to this colony. Professor Riley was an honorary member of the New Zealand Institute, and therefore, he might say, a member of this Society. He felt sure that all would regret the loss of so able a man.
Resolution.—1. That the Wellington Philosophical Society records its very high appreciation of the services rendered by the late Professor C. V. Riley to commerce and industry in all countries by his labours in economic entomology, and its deep regret at the great loss which the world has sustained by his sudden death. 2. That the President be requested to ask the Consul for the United States in New Zealand to forward the foregoing resolution to the family of the late Professor Riley, and also to the Agricultural Department at Washington.
This was seconded by Mr. Travers, who spoke very highly of the late Professor Riley, and carried.