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BENEVOLENT TRUSTEES.

The weekly meeting of the above, held this afternoon, was attended by Messrs A. Solomon (chairman), C. Haynes, M. Fagan, R. Chisholm, W. Isaac, J. Green, and J. Carroll. The Secretary reported that 0. C. Readman (an inmate of the Institution) had died from chronic bronchitis during the week.— The Chairman said that Mr William Snow, of Outram, had telegraphed to tho Trustees stating that deceased was a member of tho Queenstown Lodge,—Referred to the man to act as to funeral, A letter was received from the police department at Gore regarding the case of an applicant for charitable aid. The constable stated that the supposed husband of the woman had said that if Bhe were his wifeshe hav'mg left him some two years ago—she was quite ablo to earn her own living.— The circumstances attending the case not bearing out the man's statements, a small allowance was granted to the applicant. The sum of LIOO was paid as progress payment on account of additions to the main building. The executors of a person lately deceased forwarded the sum of L 36 10s to the Trustees for the maintenance of the man'B children in the Institution.—TheCiuißMAN: You'll accept this money, I suppose ?—Mr Fagas : I should think so; accept it with thanks.—The Trustees acted accordingly. It was reported that there was a case of supposed typhoid fever in Brown street, the mother and three children being at present ill. The mother refused to go into tho Institution unless her children were looked after by the Trustees or someone else. It was stated that thero was a woman who was quite willing to look after the children, and the Trustees ultimately decided to allow tho woman some allowance and to order the removal of the woman to the Institution. With reference to the application of a man for the admittance of his children to St. Mary's Industrial School, Nelson, which was renewed, the Chairman said he considered the request was a most unfair one. The Lawrence County Council had asked the Trustees to send their inspector to report on the case, and to allow 10s per week in the meantime. They would have to send some report to the Resident Magistrate, because application had been made to him to have the children committed to the school mentioned. After considerable discussion it was decided to refuse the request for the committal of the children to the Industrial School, to make a weekly allowance to tho applicant, and to recommend accordingly to the magistrate. The usual number of applications for relief were dealt with.

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BENEVOLENT TRUSTEES., Issue 7985, 14 August 1889

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BENEVOLENT TRUSTEES. Issue 7985, 14 August 1889

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