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BENEVOLENT TRUSTTEES.

The woekly meeting of the above, held this afternoon, was attended by Messrs A. Solomon (chairman), C Haynes, M. Kagau, J. Green, J. Carroll, and W. Isaac. Tho Secretary reported that Michael Sullivan and Archibald Black, two inmates of the Institution, had died from chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma respectively. A woman having made application to the Resident Magistrate for tho committal of her children to the Industrial School, and lie having referred the matter to the Trustees, the Chairman said that the woman and a daughter were leading dissolute lives, and the question was whether it was proper to allow the children to remain iu the houße. —Mr Haynes thought that no expression of opinion should be forwarded to the Resident Magistrate regarding the matter.—After a discussion as to whether it was better to allow the children to remain at home or to commit them to tho Industrial School, it was ultimately decided to furnish Mr Carew with a copy of the inspector's report, and to allow him to adjudicate as he thought best. The CnAiKMAN mentioned that there had been several cases of serious illness in the female wards of the Institntion. As some of the patients were dangerously ill, and as Mrs Mee was worked very hard, he had allowed her to engage an assistant to help her in attending to the cases until some of the patients had recovered. As considerable annoyance had been caused by a number of the patients making tea " from morning to night," as the chairman remarked, it was decided to allow them tea in the afternoon only between three and half-past three o'clock. The Chairman laid a book upon the table, containing tho names of, and particulars relating to, those concerned in casual cases of relief which he had attended to during the absence of the secretary. It was decided to ask the master of the Institution to furnish particulars relating to cases which, in his opinion, should be struck oil' tho books of the Institution,

A number of accounts were passed for payment, and some sixty relief cases were dealt with.

It was decided to purchase, at the request of the Visiting Committee, two dozen chairs for use at the Institution.

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BENEVOLENT TRUSTTEES., Evening Star, Issue 7943, 26 June 1889

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BENEVOLENT TRUSTTEES. Evening Star, Issue 7943, 26 June 1889

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