THE second Annual Meeting of the Club was held in the
Windsor Hotel, Edinburgh, on Thursday, 11th December 1890, at six o'clock,
when about twenty-five Members were present.
The President—Professor Ramsay—was in the chair. The Committee's proposal
that the Honorary Editor of the Club Journal be an ex officio member of
Committee was approved.
Some discussion took place about Rule X., which was
ultimately amended as follows: -" The Annual General Meeting, &c., shall be
held alternately in Edinburgh and Glasgow, on a day—preferably a
Friday—between the ioth and 22nd December inclusive; the day to be fixed by
the Committee, and due notice of such fixture to be sent to each Member not
less than three weeks prior to the selected date."
The Rev. Cohn Campbell, of Dundee, and Mr Wm. W.
Naismith, of Glasgow, were elected to the vacancies on the Committee; and on
the motion of Mr Fraser Campbell, the office-bearers and remaining members
of Committee were re-elected.
It was intimated and approved of, that the Committee —by virtue of the
powers conferred on them at the last annual meeting to elect members,
without ballot, so long as the membership of the Club was below ioo—had
elected the following four gentlemen, being satisfied with their
qualifications:—Messrs Thomas D. Gibson Carmichael, William Cowan, William
Douglas, and C. E. W. Macpherson.
Similar powers were conferred on the Committee for the ensuing year.
The Hon. Treasurer's statement—which is annexed— was approved of:-
At the conclusion of the meeting, twenty-nine Members
and sixteen guests sat dowii to dinner, under the chairmanship of the
The Secretary intimated letters of apology from Mr
Chas. Pilkington, Mr Clinton Dent, Rev. J. Steel, Rev. Cohn Campbell, Rev.
A. R. M'Ewen, Mr J. Parker Smith, M.P., and Rev. W. F. Lowe.
The President proposed the usual loyal and patriotic
toasts; and thereafter, in his usual felicitous manner, gave the toast of
"Prosperity to the Club," which was received with enthusiasm. Sir Alexander
Christison proposed the health of "Kindred Clubs," which was replied to by
Dr Leith and Mr Prickard of the Alpine Club.
Mr Prickard proposed the toast. "Mountaineering
Professions," which was replied to by Rev. Chas. Darnell, Professor Baldwin
Brown, Dr Christison, Mr W. C. Smith, Advocate, and Mr H. M. Cadell, B.Sc.
The other toasts were "The Editor of the Journal," by
Mr Cohn B. Phillip; and "The Office-Bearers," by Mr T. F. S. Campbell.
Songs, recitations, and bagpipe music helped a pleasant
evening to fly all too quickly.