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Th-? annua! in- eUie: ' f the above Association was held at .''blip's Hotel yesterday. There w.ia a good, and Mr W. C. Smith (vice-president) occupied the chair. The report that theio had been a bias of L2tili Is Id during the year, which arose principally through expenditure on Tahuna Park and heavy rates of intoiost. Negotiations, however, were in progress for the raising of a loan at more moderate rates. The next annual show, to be held during tbo Exhibition carnival week, promise* to be a groit success, and a laige revenue is ccnndcntly anticipated from it. Tiie ChaIBMAN, in moving the adoption cf tho leport and bnlmcc-shcsfc, read a lengthy statement which he, as treasurer, had prepared, making suggestion* as to the best means to adopt with a view of putting the Association on a sound financial basis. su' M. Sinctaiu seconded the motion, which was carried item., con., with a special voto of r.'nv.ilf! to the chairman for the statement that he had prepared, The eieeuou of office-bowers for the ensuing year resulted iollows:—President, Mr T. lirydonc ; Mr W. 0. Smith; hon. treasurer, Mr W. 0. Smith; hon. veterinary nugaons, Mean's Douglass, Slesingcr, and Hamilton. Committee: MessrsJosephAllan, R. Charter.', O. Dowse, .1. Duthie, H. Driver, K.B. Fersrusoi', 11. Gourley, J. Gow, 8. H. Hart, A. M'Fatlanc, W. M'.K»y, W. Patrick, W. L. Philp, J. V. Peakc, James Ross, J. E. Kei.', M. Sinclair, James Smith, jun., G. G. Kusto'l, J. D. Kitchie, J. Roberts, D. Strcnich. W. P. Sutherland, W. H. Taggart. Honorary Stewards: John Allan, A. 1). Bell, John l>lair, D, Bacon, A. C. Begg, If. Kucldaud, W. K. Caineon, Dr Coughtrey, T. Cogens, W. Gjwmi, John Dunciu, J. A. Duthie, J. V. Douglas, James Gall, K. Gawn, J. I. Gillies, J. Grindley. J. Fleming, James Hazlott, A. Imrie, V. W. Kerr. F. Meenan, K. Me;dovr, Joiin M'C'auley, L. M-ickau, James Robin, J. F. R?id, G. Eutheifoid, John Stepii.xaon, Jaroe-J rttewart, S. G. Smith, J. Toomey, William Wright, William Kirkland, J. Kiddle, G. K. .Sine, AVright (Keid, Maclean, and Co.), Till ntr I Mount atuart), Robert Wilton, and William Su'mv. On tbo motion of Mr J. D. RITCHIE (Palmerston) a vote of thanks to the outgoing officebeirers was passed r.m, eon. At the suggestion of Mr W. D. SimtERLANP it was resolved to remit to tho incoming committer consideration of the question as to the adraability of the Government appointing a Minister of Agricultuie.

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