The annual meeting was held in the reading room on Monday evening, when Mr.
J NELSON presided. -- Mr. BECK submitted the annual statement of accounts,
which showed a credit balance of P15 8s. -- It was adopted, on the motion of
Dr BRAITHWAITE, seconded by Mr. J W NICHOLSON. -- The Chairman proposed the
re-election of Mr. S L BURNS-LINDOW as president, saying that he did not
think they could get a gentleman to take more interest in the Association
than he had done. -- Mr. GAINOR seconded, and the proposition was carried
unanimously. -- Messrs. J LINDOW, R JEFFERSON, T HARTLEY, W B TURNER, Dr
BRAITHWAITE, W H WATSON, G H TURNER, R DALZELL, and the Rev. W THWAITES were
appointed vice-presidents. -- Mr. J MUNCASTER was re-elected treasurer,
Messrs. W K BOUCH  and James SMITH auditors, and Messrs. W BECK  and J
SOUTHERN joint secretaries. -- The Committee of Management were appointed as
follows:-- Messrs. W S DAVIDSON, C C DAVIDSON, A DAVIDSON, W SOUTHWARD, J
ROONEY, J NELSON, W S HAWTHORN, J COOK, T GAINFORD, J W NICHOLSON, J J
WILSON, J STRICKLAND, T KELLY, A POSTLETHWAITE, and A CLEMENTS. -- It was
agreed to give the joint secretaries an honorarium of five guineas for their
services.