The members of the Association will receive in a few days a ballot and return envelope addressed to the Journal office. In accordance with the rule of the Association passed at Atlanta, sealed ballots will be received from June 1, to July 31,1896. Every member is requested to vote on this question, and to sign his name legibly to the ballot, with the name of the place and his post office. These ballots, after opening the envelopes and counting, will be preserved until the next meeting of the Association, but the result of the count will be announced in the issue of the Journal next succeeding.
The Trustees have set apart $3,000 to be placed at interest as the commencement of the building fund, and it is hoped that a much larger surplus may be set aside next year. Meanwhile before investment, it was necessary to take the wish of