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BENEVOLENT TRUSTEES.

. » The weekly meeting of the above, hold yesterday, was attended by Messrs A. Solomon (chairman), C. Haynes, M. Fagan, and J. Carroll. The Cuairmak said that with reference to a woman, dangerously ill, and in indigent circumstances, Dr Stenhouse had written that ho had visited the house and had found the woman lying in bed ill, while the children were in the same room, with their toes sticking out of their stockings, and possessing no boots. He thought that the woman was in a dangerous state of health, and should be removed. The inspectoi had asked her why she did not send her children to school, and she answered that they possessed neither books nor boots. He suggested that the ambulance waggon should be forwarded from the hospital and the woman conveyed to that institution, while the childien should be conveyed to the Henevolent Institution; and he (the chairman) would move in that direction. It was decided to place the woman in the hospital and the children in the Benevolent Institution.

The Medical Superintendent reported that he had paid his weekly visit to the Institution, and found everything in a satisfactory condition. There were fewer cases of illness to report, and the patients in the wards were progressing satisfactorily. The Sergeant of Police at Lawrence wrote intimating that several children would be brought before the Resident Magistrate shortly, and an application then be made to have them committed to the Nelson Industrial School. He asked whether it would incur less expenso to have them forwarded to Nelson instead of the Caveraham School. —The Chairman said that if the children were forwarded to Nelson they would Co3t altogether 453 per week for somo years.— Mr Carroll considered it premature for the Trustees to pronounce an opinion until the matter wa9 brought before them in a more public manner. It was not right that the children should be shoved by the father on to the shoulders of the Institution, If that were allowed there would soon be a rush.— It was ultimately decided that tho chairman of the Trustees and the chairman of the Charitable Aid Board should confer regarding the matter. The Chairman mentioned that the sum of L 5 12s 6d had been levied on the Institution for taxes for removing nightsoil from the grounds of the institution. The outhouses should be emptied twice a-week, and the contractor had said that if ho emptied them more than once a-week he would charge an extra pay of LI per month.—lt was decided to let matters rest as they were at present. The relief cases were then dealt with.

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BENEVOLENT TRUSTEES., Issue 7968, 25 July 1889

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BENEVOLENT TRUSTEES. Issue 7968, 25 July 1889

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