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DUNEDIN CITY MISSION.

The monthly meeting of Committee was held on Wednesday, when there were present Messrs G. M. Thomson (in the chair), D. Booth, Geor*9 Eeid, B. Kosevear (hon. treasurer), T. N. Wilson, and D. Wrij?ht (missionary). Apologies for absence were received from Captain William Thomson and Mr H. E. Shaddock. The Chairman reported having received from two of the chairmen of school committees letters in reply expressive of sympathy and approval of the work being done by the missionary, and sending donations toward? the funds. Other chairmen are expected to reply when convenient. A lady friend also wrote approvingly. The Missionary reported that so far ns the State schools were concerned he had had quite a busy month, as the following figures will show : —High street 488, Albany street 487, Union street (allowing average for holiday) 470, George street 468, Arthur street 467 ; total, 2,380, being an increase of nearly 600 for the same month of 1896. The attendance of boys, although greatly improved, is not yet up to the mark. The classes dose shortly for the session, when cards, etc., will be presented. When these classes are resumed after the holidays Mr Wright may need assistance. At Kussell street Sunday evening service assistance had during the month been given by the Rev. Mr Brown and Messrs Comissiong and Adams.' On Sunday week Mr A S. Adams will give a special temperance address, and on Monday, 13th December next, a musical eveniog will be given by several ladies and gentlemen. During the month the missionary had also assisted in services and Sunday schools as follows: —St. Andrew'a (main) and mission hall, Dunbaek and Green Valley,' Maori Hill Sunday School, Chalmers Church, First Church Sunday School. Mr Wright hopes to visit Southland in December, and Macraes about the middle of January next. Many old and Bick friends in different parts of the City have been visited. A quantity of wholesome literature, Gospel leaflets, and Testaments have been distributed. Mr Kosevear reported the following donations, etc.:—A lady friend, 10s; another, 10s; Murray, Roberts, and Co., £2 2s; O. Taylor

(quarterly), ss; Russell street Hall, £163 lOd; Miss M. (per Mrs Don), 10s; a member of Committee, £5; chairman High street School Committee, £2 2s. Churches' and private friends" who have promised help will greatly oblige by communicating with Mr Rosevear early. All who are in sympathy with aggressive efforts should remember that this mission is unsectarian, and is supported wholly by voluntary offerings, and up to this date the Committee have been much encouraged in the work.

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DUNEDIN CITY MISSION., Evening Star, Issue 10476, 20 November 1897, Supplement

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DUNEDIN CITY MISSION. Evening Star, Issue 10476, 20 November 1897, Supplement

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