CHARITABLE AID SUBJECTS
Tho Auokland •• Herald " h»s recently taktn to reporting tho periodical mootings of tha Ch-irit-<b!o Aid Hoard Cotuuiittoe, At the last meeting ih.ro woro forly appiicunta. The committee aro beginoing lo sco that thoy nro boiug imputed upon, und ao stiffuning thoir backs a little, Cno-fourth of the applications were declined, and ajme of tho old " deadboat'," refused at tho previous meeting, turned up again smiling, but the commtioo ret used even to boo them. There woio some cisoa lv whlob tho husband was endeavoring to loaf upon tho wife, and refusing to work for tho family. In all probability legal proceedings will be i aken againtt somo of thorn. Among tho "ppl'par>£! was a woman who oamo out hiro tivo yearß ago with lnr Bervauf, aud £400 to her credit;. In another .qibo r.ir'onß woro accorclod ]t> an ex-caudidato for Parliaineojt at tho last geueral oleotion ; m a third case, to v man m ih ) suburb-, who has frojhold property valued ajfc £100, On Inspector fc'jbrajthorn visiting hia home, he was found lying on the stark naked, m a tjbato of ( indescribable filth, rendering a visit of tbe Sanitary lijpeo'or necessary. He re- j ruses to go Into the Refjjge, and the j Board ate polled what to do with him-, oome orajislng oases oamo Up A woman, j who had been vafusod the previous week, r.B the family earned a respectable sum, oppoared. It was elloltod she uao paying 81 a week of reut, and it was pointed out Ihat houses for working people oould now be got for 4i a week. She admitted the fiot, Lnt it waa c nfoa qalet place lv the (Üburbs. The children liked it, and sho did not care to bo tiothored moving. One ■ f the applicants, Mr Ambury recognised as a lady who came down with bim In the Iramotr to fcl^a $oard meeting, and ho taught If oho could tram to and fro, she ikßlddo wlthput rations. On tho prpvlouH Board day It weemefj g ourioup pol'oqoy took place io a tram.a. beWeen two > ppUoaniß for rations who were returning homo. The first said, ""Did you got r.Uo_s to-d*»y V and her male replied, " Yes ; didn't you ?" To whioh oame the prompt reply, " No, bat I'm on the job put Thuriday |'»
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