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BENEVOLENT TRUSTEES.

The weekly meeting of the above, held at the office of the Institution, Moray place, this afternoon, was attended by Messrs A. Solomon (chairman), J. Carroll, M. Fagan, and C. Haynes. A COMPLAINT. Mr Fagan mentioned the fact that a woman—an inmate of the Institution—had threatened other inmates, and bad even gone so far as to threaten them with knives. —The Chairman said that he did not think that the woman was so much demented that she should bo committed to the asylum. It was a most difficult case, becanse the woman was not insane, only slightly demented.—Mr Haynes thought that it would be preferable to send her to Seacliff, where she would be able to procure some employment from farmers in the district. They could not turn her out into the street.—lt was decided to allow the chairman and Mr Carroll to decide as to what steps should be taken. A CLAIM. The Wellington Benevolent Trustees wrote stating that if the Dunedin Trustees continued in pressing a claim against them in connection with the maintenance of a man, they would claim L7O from the Dunedin Trustees in connection with the maintenance of a man who received aid from the Wellington Trustees on behalf of the Dunedin Trustees. Letter received ; the opinion being expressed that, although the claim was a small one, it would be a bad precedent to allow the amount to lapse in favor of the Wellington Trustees. SPECIAL MEETING. It was decided to hold a special meeting of the Trustees on Friday to consider the appointment of a person to the position of head-mistress at the Benevolent Institution. MEDICAL BEPOKT. The medical superintendent wrote stating that he had visited the Institution and had found everything in a satisfactory condition. He also stated that if it \ver« proposed to turn the large wing at the Institution into a hospital it would be necessary to have the walls plastered.—The Chairman said that the Institution was scarcely a hospital, and that being bo, they would hardly be justified in assenting to the Dr Macgregor had said during a recent visit to the Institution that it was one of the best appointed places in the colony, and was in every way satisfactory.—The report was received, it being decided not to proceed with the proposal re alterations to the wing of the Institution. The relief cases were then dealt with.

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BENEVOLENT TRUSTEES., Issue 8039, 16 October 1889

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BENEVOLENT TRUSTEES. Issue 8039, 16 October 1889

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