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M. P. Lindsey, Atlanta, Ga.; and on motion of Mr. L. F. Goodrich, the by-law regarding the Letter Ballot was suspended, and they were unanimously elected members of this Chapter.

The Board of Directors also recommended that such provisional action be taken by this Convention as will be necessary, and that the Secretary be requested to correspond further, with reference to membership, with the following named architects: Thos. Sully, Paul Andry, C. A. Favrot, and S. G. Delisle, New Orleans, La.; N. J. Clayton, Galveston, Tex.; J. F. Baumann, Knoxville, Tenn.; and A. DeLisle, Chattanooga, Tenn.; which on motion of Mr. Norrman was unani imously adopted.

On motion of Mr. Nixon it was resolved that the paper known as the "Southern Architect" be sustained by this Chapter, and be used as the official organ to spread before the public generally, the deliberations of all its meetings, and all other matters of interest to the profession.

On motion of Mr. Nixon the Secretary was instructed to prepare and have inserted in the "Southern Architect" an article extending an invitation to the architects of the Southern States, to join this Chapter.

An invitation from the architects of Birmingham, Ala.; was presented by Mr. Helmich to this Chapter, to hold the next annual meeting in their city; and on motion of Mr. L. F. Goodrich, the invitation was accepted, and it was decided, unanimously, that the next meeting be held in Birmingham by a rising vote.

On motion of Mr. Morgan a vote of thanks was tendered to the press, and to all persons who have contributed to the success and welfare of the meeting of the Chapter.

On motion of Mr. Woodruff the convention of the Chapter at twelve (12) o'clock M., adjourned, sine die.

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architects regarding the position that ''The Southern Architect" sustains to this Chapter, the members were earnestly requested to contribute to its columns and illustrations.

A discussion by several of the members brought out the fact that the By-Laws do not state specificaliy what should be considered as unprofessional conduct, and that preferring charges against a member for making drawings at a reduced price could be construed as a matter of opinion, and therefore further, as a matter of persecution: and that said By-Laws cannot be changed or amended except by publishing the fact at least thirty days before voting upon such a change; and in consideration of the desirability to have specific regulations regarding this and other points that were mentioned; upon motion of Mr. L. F. Goodrich a committee of three was appointed to revise the Constitution and By-Laws, and at as early date as possible, to have the Secretary send a copy of same to each Fellow (at least thirty days before our next annual meeting) and to give full notice that the same will be changed at that meeting. Which motion was unanimously carried, and the Chair appointed Messrs. Morgan, Lind and H. Wheelock, on said Committee.

On motion of Mr. D. A. Helmich the Conventmn adjourned till ten o'clock to-morrow morning.


The President: Before proceeding with the business before the Convention I wish to state that the hospitality of Berry Bros. has been tendered the architects present and that carriages will be in waiting when this meeting adjourns for dinner for a drive about the city.

On the motion of Mr. Lind it was determined that we will adjourn at 12.30 to accept the invitation so kindly tendered by Messrs. Berry Bros.

The President: Mr. Lind has a paper to read before this Convention on the "Relation of the Architectural Profession to the Public;" he will now read that paper.


Mr. President and Gentlemen:

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for societies to hold annual conventions, it seems equally necessary that some-

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