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THE MACANDREW MEMORIAL

A meeting of subscribers to the above was held at the Chamber of Commerce this afternoon, and attended by Messrs R. 11. Leary (in the chair), Sir Robert Stout, H. S. Fish, M.H.R., J. F. M. Fraser, A. Cairns, G. G. Russell, Downie, Raynbird, and J. T. Mackerras. Sir Robert Stout suggested that the amount remaining—L236 5s 4d—should be devoted to a column or something of that sort. Perhaps a fountain would be preferable.

Mr G. G. Russell thought that a column should be erected over the graves of Mr aud Mrs Macandrew. Mr Colin Macandrew had expressed a wish that the bodies should be removed to the Southern Cemetery, and when that was done a pillar, tho erection of which would only cost about L7O, should be erected over tiie grave. Mr H. S. Fish said that the majority of the subscribers had expressed a wish that the whole of the money collected should be devoted to the erection of a fountain, or something like that. Sir Robert Stout said that, if no more than LSO were expended in erecting a column over the graves of Mr and Mrs Macandrew, he would move as an amendment that a column or fountain should be erected with the remainder. Mr Downie thought that there was no hurry to expend the money. Let the money rest there until there was sufficient to erect a public memorial. Mr Fish thought that a gravestone erected over the grave of Mr and Mrs Macandrew should be paid for by the family. He favored the erection of a suitable monument to tho deceased’s memory. Mr Fraser thought that they should pause for a moment and think what would have been the wishes of the deceased himself. It would bo many and many a year before they secured a monument which would satisfy Mr Macandrew’s friends. He was of opinion that the whole of the amount should be devoted to tho erection of a monument over the grave—an obelisk that would be seen by passers-by. Mr Cairns did not think tho country was nearly exhausted, and thought that there was little doubt that more money would bo subscribed. Several provinces would surely contribute more. LSO would be quite sufficient to erect a headstone, and the rest could bo devoted as the Committee suggested. Mr Russell’s motion was carried, an amendment that the whole of the moneys subscribed be devoted to the erection of a monument over the grave being lost. Sir Robert Stout moved—“ That the balance be allocated to the erection of a memorial fountain at the Octagon or some other open space, and that a committee be appointed to endeavor to see if it ean be carried out.” Mr H. S. Fish seconded the motion, which was carried.

The Committee] formed consisted of Messrs A, Cairns, G. G. P«.uaaeU, Dr Stuart, W. Rennie, J. H. Leary, and J. L, Gillies.

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THE MACANDREW MEMORIAL, Evening Star, Issue 8015, 18 September 1889

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THE MACANDREW MEMORIAL Evening Star, Issue 8015, 18 September 1889

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