The seventh animal convention of the Association of Agricultural Societies of Michigan, commenced its session in the court house Tuesday evening. President C. H. Richmond delivered lis address, in wliich he congratúlate! the convention upon the general succesa which ïas attended the fairs, etc., and upon the general prosperity of the country, and the agrioulturist in particular. He spoke quite at length of the necesslty of better 'arming, to compete with western farmers. Jpon the farmer resta tho true prosperity of the country more than upon any other class or profession. The whole address was very fine, but J' ? -n1"10 rorDuls our „.lill.SlllIlg ït. Upon the reassembling of the society Vednesday niorning, Secretary Frank jittle, of Kalamazoo, presented a long and interesting report. The committee decided ocainst horseracing being made a leading part of our county fairs and against allowing intoxicatng drinks to be sold and gambling to take place on fair grounds. Prof. Beal, of the Agricultural College, lelivered an address ; subject, " How can we make our county fairs better?" In the afternoon the convention vimted he University, and in the evening, after an address by President Angelí, the followng officers were elected: President - L. B. Poiter, Lansing; vicc president, C. H. Lockwood, Flint ; secretary and treasurer, Frank Little, Kalamaoo ; executive committee, J. H. Butterfield (Port Huron), William H. Cobb Kalamazoo), J. C. Dayton (Flint). On Thursday forenoon, questions relating o the interests of agriculturists and fairs were discussed, and they then adjourned.