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The annual meeting of the Social Reform Association was held in the Coffee Palace last evening, and was attended by thirty members. Mr A. Bathgate (the president) occupied the chair. Five new members were elected, and one proposed. The Committee's report stated that the society was the outcome of a series of lectures by the Rev. R. Waddell, and existed for the purpose of inquiring into and discussing social questions. Two papers had been read—one by the president, and one by Mr M'Adam. The society had taken action in connection with the "sweating system"; a letter of invitation had been addressed to Henry George by the secretary; and it was suggested that a course of lectures on social subjects should be arranged for during the winter months. —The report was adopted without discussion. The election of officers resulted as follows :—President, Mr A. Bathgate ; vicepresidents, Messrs Bolt and Mantz ; secretary, Mr Wilkinson ; treasurer, Mr Pearman ; and Messrs Wishart and Milne, committeemen.

The discussion of the resolution —" That in the opinion of this society the imposition of a land tax is desirable as a step towards the establishment of the system of land nationalisation " —was resumed. Several amendments were moved, and ultimately the amendments and the motion were withdrawn in favor of one affirming the desirability of land being national property, leaving the question of the method of land nationalisation for future consideration.

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SOCIAL REFORM ASSOCIATION., Issue 7904, 11 May 1889

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SOCIAL REFORM ASSOCIATION. Issue 7904, 11 May 1889

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