In November last a meeting ol Michigan [Tniversity boys was held in the California Military Accademy, Üakland, sixty-f our being present, and au association organized and christened "The Ann Arbor Alumni Assooiation of the Pacific Coast." And now the Alta Californian telis of its first annual meeting and banquet, held at the Pacific Hotel, San Francisco, Thursday evening, December 28, - thirty members participating. Previous to the banquet the following officers were elected tor the ensuing year : President - Prof. Bernaid Moses, class, of '70, professor of of history ín the Uuiversity of California. Vice-President- Dr. Sarah E. Brown, class of 73. Secretary- Rev. John S. Burris, class of '75, professor ot aucieut lauguagea in the California Military Accademy. After that carne the feast, grace being said by Rev. Dr. Cooper, class of '48 ; and after the feaat the toasts aud reiponses, Dr. E. W. Ellis, lormerly of thia city, officiating as toastmaker. Alma Mater was responded to by Prof. Moses ; Henry P. Tappau, by E. W. McGraw ; The Literary Department of the TJniversity, by Rev. G. S, Hicksey ; The Medical Department, by Dr. Sarah E. Brown ; The Law Department, by Mr. Burrows ; The Ann Arbor Alumni of the Pacific Coast, by Lorenzo Davis, Jr. ; The Ladies, by G. L. Wood ; The BabiesThe Alumni of the Future, by E. W. McGraw ; and other toasts. Prof. Hilgard was among the invited guests College songs were sung áll a late hour and a good time had. By direction of the State Board of Agricultura a Farmers' Instituto is to be held at Ypsianti on the 22d and 23d ot the present month, at which Profs. Abbot, Beal, aud Gulley, of the Agricultural College, will discuss the following Bubjects: Abbot- Schools of Agriculture. Beal - Apple Urchards, and Overdoiug Fruit Etaising. Gulley - Under-draining and Manuring. There will also be essays upou various topics connected with 'the Farm and Household, by farmers and others interested in Agriculture. After each of which opportunity will be given for discussion. Ex. Committee - Hon. E. D. Lay, Wilham Watling, J. Evarts Smith, Traman Goodspeed, Andrew Campbell, Newton E. Crittenden Geo. W. GUI, and J. Webster Childs. Committee on Music - Benjamin Emerick and Robert Campbell. Committee on Fmance - Trumau Goodspeed, Wm. Campbell, and Frank Joslin. Volunteer Addresses or Essays are solicited by the Ex-Commmittee. A f uil atteudance of the farmers of Washtenaw County is solicited. The meetings will be held in Light Guard Hall.