THE HYDE FAMILY RELIEF FUND.
To the EmTOH. Sin,—Will you allow mo through your columns to try to express to the many friends in Ashburton who hava so nobly and kindly assisted mo in mv late troubles (the result of the fire in Tanore.l street) the heartfelt thanks which 1 feel towards them. You are aware. Sir, that owing to the tire I was reduced to poverty and actual want, having lost the whole of my little stock, which I had worked hal'd to got to .the completeness, in which the fire found it, and also a.U my little family
valuables, including even the clothes, boots, Ac., belonging to myself; wife, and seven children. But, Sir, the way ray Ashburton friends came forward to relieve me, with clothes and subscriptions, touches the inmost chords of a father’s heart, ami words fail me to express the thankfulness I feel. In conclusion, I, would like to thank., besides all my friends who have subscribed so liberally, Messrs. A. Oir, J. Ivess, T. Bullock, and R. Friedlandcr, who so kindly interested , themselves on my behalf by collecting subscriptions ; also all others who have contributed their time, energy, or money to relieve the necessities of a family bereaved.—l am, Ac. Joseph Hyde, Tinsmith, Ashburton. Subjoined is a statement of amounts received * From Mr. R. Friedlander ... £55 2 6 Net result of concert, Town Hall 21 2 0 Result of entertainment, Templar Hall ... ... ... 10 9 Collected by Mr. Reuben Davis, coppersmith, Railway Works, Christchurch, and forwarded to Mr. J. Ivess 4 5.0
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