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CHARITABLE CONFERENCE.

WELLINGTON, October 20.; •■; The Conference passer! resolution*! in' favor of the establishment of an industrial,horned and that the Government should assist in' getting a colonial institution for imbecile* and others not fit for lunatic asylums. It was mentioned that the Lyttelton orphanage building was now vacant and might be used for the purpose. , The establishment of an inebriates' home xVas partly approved of. ' Mr O'Rfgan alluded to overcrowding in cities, and wanted to call the attention of the' Government to it, but other members thought the subject outside the scope of the Conference and more properly a matter for the municipal authorities. The Conference expressed themselves in favor of improving intercolonial legislation respecting deserters, and amending the law so as to enable a man to be punished in whatever part of the colony he was captured without bringing him to the town of his residence; also amending the existing law of the liability of fathers of illegitimate children. Mr Bollard moved that Government subsidies to hospitals should be £ for £ upon the amount of fees recovered from patients. This was lost.

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CHARITABLE CONFERENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10449, 20 October 1897

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CHARITABLE CONFERENCE. Evening Star, Issue 10449, 20 October 1897

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