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At the usual monthly meeting of Committee (Mr William Hutchison presiding), held yesterday, the following were the principal items reported upon ; Mr Rosevear, hon. treasurer, had received since last meeting the following donations, etc. -. —J.A.R., £1; Chalmers Church, additional 5s ; collected by Mrs Don, 10s; First Church, £lO ; a friend, 5s ; lecture by Mr Wilkinson, £29s; MrsL., 10s; MissF., 2s Gd; St. Andrew’s Church, £2 10s 6d; Knox Church (additional), 16s Gd; Russell street Hall, £1 Gs Gd. The treasurer hopes soon to hear from several churches and individuals who had kindly promised assistance. In view of the early return of Mr H. E. Shacklook to the colony, it was resolved to add his name to the Committee in place of Mr W. Coull (resigned). Thanks were recorded to the Rev. Mr' M‘lntyre and hia office-bearers Jor the free use of their hall in Howe street, Mr John Wilkinson for his lecture on China, and the Committee of Union street School for the use of their hall.

Mr D. Wright reported hopefully of the Sunday service at Russell street Hall, where many acceptable helpers have assisted. He has, in addition to his ordinary routine, assisted in several churches and Sunday schools, and been cordially received by ministers and teachers. The attendance of boys and girls at Bible-reading classes in State schools for the last four weeks has been the best since they were started.' Girls 1,355, boys SOS—total 2,163 ; for same month last year 1,650, being a gain of 513. The five schools have scored as under: High street 475, Arthur street 432, Albany street 426, Union street 417, George street 413.

The missionary also reported that through the kindness of friends he had circulated lately a large quantity of wholesome, pure literature, Gospel leaflets, New Testaments, etc., amongst old and young in different parts of the City.

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DUNEDIN CITY MISSION., Issue 10427, 23 September 1897

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DUNEDIN CITY MISSION. Issue 10427, 23 September 1897

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