Abstract of Annual Report.
Your Council beg to report that six ordinary meetings were held during the session, and were well attended by members and their friends. The plan of providing tea and coffee, which was adopted for the first time
this session, was found to have a beneficial effect on the attendance. The number of papers read before this branch was eighteen. About twenty new volumes were added to the library.
Your Council are glad to report that the financial position of the Institute is most satisfactory, the debit balance which has appeared in the statements of the last few years having been at length wiped out. The number on the roll is 100, but, as several of these have now resigned, it is desirable that an effort be made to increase the membership.
The Council are glad to report that a catalogue of the library has been prepared and printed, and may be obtained by members. The library has been thoroughly overhauled and rearranged, and is now in an exceedingly satisfactory condition.
The balance-sheet shows the total receipts for the year as £103 7s. 11d., and the expenditure £88 3s. 3d. The total assets of the Institute are valued at £781 4s. 8d.