YANGAN SCHOOL OF ARTS.
The annual general meeting of subscribers to the Yangan School of Arts was held in the School of Arts building on Saturday night. Mr. R. Brewer occupied the chair.
The annual report was presented and adop- ted unanimously. The report, which was of a most encouraging nature, expressed the pleasure of the committee at the continued progress and flourishing condition of the institution, and the great interest taken in the reading room and library. The books added to the library during the year numbered 105, at a cost of £18 8s 6d, making a total of 363 volumes in the library on June 30th. The circulation for the period amounted to 1905. Included among the periodicals added to the reading-room during the year are Chamber's Journal and the Windsor Maga- zine. The improvements effected during the twelve months-consisting of a cupboard for the library, a clock, and water tank-were carried out at a cost of £9 15s 5d. The balance-sheet showed a credit balance of £12 7s 6d on 30th June.
Votes of thanks were passed to the proprie tors for gratuitously supplying the following papers to the institution:- Warwick Argus, Warwick Examiner & Times, Toowoomba Chronicle, Darling Downs Gazette, Settler, Democrat, Standard, Agricultural Journal, and Hansard; and to Mr. Berthelsen for Salvation Army publications.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing twelve months :-Presideut, Mr. W. D. Lamb ; vice-presidents Messrs R. Brewer and T. Johnson ; secretary, Mr. T. Brewer, junr.; treasurer. Mr. W. P. Adam; commit- tee, Messrs. R. Barnes, T. Kirkland, J. Rigby, J. J. Saunders, H. Rigby, E. P. Doyle, A. Kemp, T. Wilson, J. M. Mustard, and J. S.
Mr. G. Free referred in eulogistic terms to
the excellent services rendered to the institu-
tion by the secretary and treasurer, and moved that they be placed on the list as honorary members as a slight token of recognition. This was duly seconded, and it was evident the meeting was in full sympathy with Mr. Free's remarks and proposition, but at the request of the officers named, he reluctantly withdrew his motion. These gentlemen, while fully appreciating the desire of members, feared it might curtail some of their privi-
leges, and stated it was to them a source of pleasure to give their services.
A motion, that it was desirable to have the building enlarged by the addition of a smoking room and library, was carried, and referred to the committee to be dealt with us circum- stances would permit.
Votes of thanks to the various officers, which were acknowledged, terminated the proceedings.