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From the Bar to the Barracks.

«> — It is not of tfen that a lawyer of any note joins the Salvation Army. There is no inducement for him to do so. TheArmy is not rich in this world's goods, and conse- 1 quently has but few conveyances to be I drawn. In Auckland, however, a lawyer, who was once a prominent man in his profession, has joined the Army, and is head of the Prison Gate Brigade. How came he there ? Drink was the chief cause. Years ago we remember him in Otago when he was an able man, and one of the i most active and best looking fellows in t that city. His name is Mr G. K. Turton 1 He was at the time we speak of a member J of the firm of which the late Mr Macassey, \ was the head. His career has been a most chequered one since that time. Those who knew him in the days of his prosperity would have little dreamt of ever seeing him in the uniform .of the Salvation Army. He seems to be doing good work now, or trying to. His old I friends would be glad to see him pull himself together once more , and make a new start at his profession if he could at all do so.—Ch.Oh. " Telegraph."

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From the Bar to the Barracks., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

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From the Bar to the Barracks. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2435, 21 May 1890

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