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PRISONERS' AID SOCIETY.

At yesterday's meeting the Chairman mentioned that he had omitted to state in the course of his opening remarks that tho Rev. R. Waddell and Mr G. Fenwick had forwarded letters of apology for unavoidable non-attendance. Before the motion for the adoption of the report was put the meeting would perhaps like to hear a statement from Mr Torrance.—(Applauae.) MrToRRANCR, after acknowledging the kindly manner in which his work in connection with the society had been referred to by previous speakers, gave a statement showing details of cases on both sides of the work—both the pleasant side and the unpleasant side. The motion was then put and carried. Mr A. Brunton moved that the following gentlemen be elected office-bearers for the ensuing twelve months:—President, Judge Williams; vice-president, the Hon. T. Dick ; treasurer, W. Hislop ; committee— Dr Hislop, Messrs G. Fenwick, A. Barr, W. D. Stewart (M.H.R.), E. C. Quick, A. S. Patcrson, R. Chisholm, C. Moore, and A. Camerson.

Mr R. A. Lawsos seconded the motion, which was carried nem. con.

On the motion of Mr W, Hutchison, a hearty vote of thanks to the office-bearers was passed, and the compliment was acknowledged by tho Chairman.

A vote of thanks to the collectors of contributions to the funds was carried on the motion of Mr R. A. Lawson.

Mr Wright moved—"That the society is deserving of public sympathy and support, and that this meeting would bespeak for Mr Torrance, from the residents in country districts especially, assistance in finding suitable employment for such discharged patients and prisoners as may bo recommended." He thought they might congratulate Mr Torrance upon having reached the twenty-first year of the dischaige of his multifarious and delicate duties, and he thought they ought to congratulate the society that through their exertions and the liberality of friends they had been able to show so large a balance on the right side. Mr Reid seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. The meeting was brought to a close by Dr Stuart pronouncing the benediction.

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PRISONERS' AID SOCIETY., Evening Star, Issue 8021, 25 September 1889

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PRISONERS' AID SOCIETY. Evening Star, Issue 8021, 25 September 1889

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