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The weekly meeting of the above, held at the Institution office, Moray place, this afternoon, was attended by Messrs C. Haynes (who occupied the chair in the absence through indisposition of Mr A. Solomon), M. Fagan, W. Isaac, W. D, Stewart, M.H.R., J. Carroll, and J. Green. Tho Secretary reported that Alexander Jarvis, aged 68, had died of cancer; and Thomas King, aged 56, of disease of the heart.

The resignation of Miss Isabella M’Leod as teacher at the Benevolent Institution was, on the motion of Mr Fagan, accepted, regret being expressed at her leaving. Mr Fagan said that every satisfaction had been given by Miss M'Leod, and it was only right that such should be intimated iu the minutes.

Dr Alexander reported that an inmate with whom ho had had an interview had developed slight signs of insanity, but thought that she would be able to procure employment if her employers were made aware of her complaint. An account from the Invercargill Benevolent Trustees was passed for payment, although Mr Fagan said that tho practice should not be continued. It was, however, decided not to make any recommendation at present to tho Invercargill Trustees. Tho Secretary stated that no reply had as yet been received from the Christchurch Trustees regarding a claim made against them by tho Dunedin Trustees. They had had considerable time to answer the communication, and had, in a letter which was received some time ago, stated that they did not intend to pay the account.—Mr Haynes said that there was no need to act

hurriedly in the matter, and it would be perhaps advisable to further adjourn the matter.—Consideration was deferred for a week.

Mr A. Solomon (ohuf r mfth) wtolb stating that he had been con imed to his room through indisposition, and had therefore not been able to proceed to Milton. Ho would, however, inquire into the circumstances of th 3 case mentioned at last meeting as soon as possible. Dr StenhoUse, in reporting on his weekly visit to the Institution, stated that in one of the rooms upstairs a most Unwholesome stench had arisen, Thb .smell Was realty oVorpoWering, ahd it made the apartment uninhabitable.—Mr Carroll said that instructions should be given to the Visiting Committee to report regarding the advisability of improving the sanitary condition of the apartment in the Institution. About forty relief cases were considered and dealt with.

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BENEVOLENT TRUSTEES., Issue 8033, 9 October 1889

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BENEVOLENT TRUSTEES. Issue 8033, 9 October 1889

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