ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting nf the Otago Institute- was held last night- at the Museum. Mr R. Gilkiaon (vioo-presideut) occupied the chair, and there was. a good attendance . 'J'hi; hon. secretary (Mr L. .1. Parr) read the annual r-ejt/ort, which stated, iutea- alia-, that during the past year support had been given to the M.a.nawatu Philosophical Society in its endeavors to induce- the Government to extend the. boundaries of Toiigamo National Park, and it was underctood that the efforts in this direction had been suctes.sfui. Tho institute's endeavors to secure the restoration of protection to the fur seal had not been successful, and it wus probable that in a, tow years' tiiuo. the fur seal would foe extinct-. During the year £SO had been contributed towards the sum required to puivh.irve >'oj- tho Mi'scum inoa, specimens deposited th"io some ago by the late Mr Hamilton. Donations of £ls to the Augustus Hamilton, and £3 3s to the Alfred Russell Wallace memorial funds had also been made. A proposal had been received from the New Zealand Institute for a. contribution of 2* 6d pt-r member. The report ».-x----jiref-sed regret that members had taken so littlo interest in the nK-.etingw of the su- ! cicty during the past year. Tho council, in drawing up tin? .syllabus, had endeavored to make it as varied as possible. so that, it might appeal to many varied interests. The visit of Professor Prince, Commissioner <.f Fisti-ei-ie.-, Canada., ami Professor Davis, of Howaid University, were referred to with appreciation, and the deaths of Professor Shajid, Dr J. 11. Scott. and .Mr J. C. Ihomson were referred to sympathetically. The institute r-egrctted that the meetings which were to have been held in Dunedin by membeie of the British Association did not take place, their abandonment being due to the war. The membership roll f.tood at 201. The leport. of tho technological branch stated that good and useful work had been done, and it' recorded tho value of the. dinner reunion in promoting good-fellowship amongst the j membors. 'The- astronomical brain-h a.lso | referred to the year's activities. Th« li- I brarians rcp->rt gave a list of works added ! to thu library, and expressed regivi. that ! it was. not made m-oTe use of by incmbciis. The Chairman, in moving the adoption ; of the annual repoit, teniarked that the i institute was doing g-ood work. | Professor Tark seconded the motion. , which was carried without The biilanco-shoet received bv tin- J,. ~. : treasurer (Mr R, Newton Vane..-) showed ' ic.-eipts for the y/vir £175 7s. deposits a'- : ea.ll _£533 10s. Tho e-perditiue left, a ■ credit balance of £3O 6> I<"M. in a-ldithm ; to deposits a-D call.— The balance-sheet was i adopted. The president -ond ti<easwer u ,-t-e auth-r----ieed to Mgu cheques. ■ The following- were elected t«. ./lice f,- r j the current year :---Pie?id«mt, Mr R. CilUi- ; son ; viee-prvsid-i-n.t.s. ])r.< Hi-nham and ' Marshall; hon. fiwetary. Mr K. J. Parr: hon. treiusuivr. Mr Vai-es ; emineil—-Pro'- j fessors .lack, Park, luglis. |)> s Malcolm. I Fulton, Messi.s G. M. Thomson. P.ras.-h : ' ! treasurer, Mr Brascli : hop. member to i N+.-W Zealand fn.-titute, D,- \\'. I',. I.o„ -- I .-tall iLondon). '" I
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