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The annual meeting of the Port Chalmers Mechanics' Institute was held yesterday evening. Mr J. I{. Monson (the president) was in the chair, and in a brief speech reviewed the work for tho Institute during the past year. He called attention to the fact of the financial condition of the institution not being in so flourishing a condition as it was last year, and pointed out that it would he imperative ou the new Committee to put the revenue and expenditure on a more satisfactory footing, either by making strenuous efforts to increase the numbers of subscribers or to add to the revenue by oxtraneous means, or by curtailing the permanent expenses. Mr K. G. Ai.les (lion, secretary) read theannual report, which was unanimously adopted. Mr J. J. Camkuon (the lion, trcasuror) laid the balance-sheet for the year before the meeting, which showed the receipts to have been L 139 9s sd, and the expenditure L 137 13s, leaving a credit balance of LI lCs sd. This report was adopted. The election of office-bearers was next proceeded with, and Mr J. R. Monson was again reelected president, Mr W. Knowlea vice-president, Mr J. J. Cameron hon. treasurer, Mr E. G. Allen hon. secretary. The following gentlemen were elected as a committee .'—Messrs C De Longueville Graham, A. A. M'Kinnon, J. M'Lymont, A. Pickard, J. Morgan, R. Bauchop, R. Matheson, hunter, and Dr J. Cunningham.

The President and ether officers returned thanks for reflection. After a vote of thanks to Mr D. 0. Robertson (the librarian), moved by Mr J. J. Cameron, and seconded by Mr C. De Losgueville Graiiam, hud been carried, the proceedings were brought to a close.

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PORT MECHANICS' INSTITUTE., Issue 7946, 29 June 1889

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PORT MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. Issue 7946, 29 June 1889

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