Election of Officers For 1903.—President—Professor Easterfield; Vice-presidents—Sir J. Hector, F.R.S., and G. Hogben, M.A.; Council—E. Tregear, F.R.G.S., M. Chapman, R. C. Harding, G. V. Hudson, F.E.S., H. N. McLeod, H. B. Kirk, M. A., and C. E. Adams, B.Sc.; Secretary and Treasurer—A. H. Gore; Auditor—T. King.
New Member.—R. I. Kingsley, Nelson.
Papers.—1. “On New Zealand Mean Time and on the Longitude of the Colonial Observatory, Wellington; with a Note on the Universal-time Question,” by Thomas King. (Transactions, p. 428.)
This paper elicited an interesting discussion, in which Messrs. Martin Chapman, Adams, Hustwick, and Sir James Hector took part.
2. “Notes on the Habits of a Spider (Porrhothele antipodiana) and a Fly (Salius monachus),” by A. Quail, F.E.S. (Transactions, p. 256.)
3. “A Contribution to the Chemistry of Colophony,” by Professor Easterfield and G. Bagley. (Transactions, p. 476.)
This paper, which was illustrated by a splendid series of exhibits, was listened to with great attention.
4. “On the Molecular Complexity of Fatty Acids and their Derivatives in Phenol Solution,” by P. W. Robertson. (Transactions, p. 452.)
5. “The Exhibition of a Maximum or Minimum in the Properties of certain Series of Organic Compounds,” by P. W. Robertson. (Transactions, p. 465.)
6. “A List of Plants growing at ‘The Gums,’ Taita,” by T. Mason. (Transactions, p. 374.)
7. “List of Papers on the Geology of New Zealand,” by A. Hamilton. (Transactions, p. 489.)