Nineteenth Annual Report of the Committee of Management of the Benevolent Institution
Printed At The "Daily Times" Office Dunedin High Street.MDCCCLXXXII
Nineteenth Annual Report of the Committee of Management of the Otago Benevolent institution.
The Committee in submitting their 19th Annual Report and Balance-Sheet cannot congratulate the subscribers on any decrease on the demands of the funds of the Institution for the past year.
It is with regret they have to report that a large amount of distress existed amongst a number of people from pure misfortune—through illness, want of employment, and other causes. Deserted wives, as usual, occupying a prominent position amongst the recipients of the funds.
It will be gratifying to the subscribers to know that through the liberality of the public the Committee were in a position to relieve all deserving cases brought before them, not only in Dunedin, but extending to various parts of the Provincial District, and this in the face of malicious and unfounded charges made against the management and committee of the Institution.
The Committee are thankful to say the subscriptions have not been diminished from this cause.
As the subscribers are aware, a Committee of Enquiry was appointed, consisting of Messrs. John Bathgate, and John Logan, who declared the charges to be unfounded. Pending the result of the enquiry, subscriptions were not collected by the Secretary.page 4
In proof of confidence in your Committee, one generous citizen contributed the sum of £6300 as a nucleus towards forming an Orphan Asylum for the admission of children of all nations and persuasions, and to whom the Committee express their gratitude. At present there are several orphans in the Institution, which is now open to receive deserving cases.
The total amount received was £4,764 16s 7d, of which £1,844 19s was in subscriptions and donations; a corresponding subsidy being received from the Government.
The total amount expended was £5,788 8s 2d, of which £3,413 3s 9d was expended in Outdoor Relief for food, clothing, rents, fuel, &c., £2,375 4s 5d being expended on the support of the inmates in the Asylum at Caversham, including £130 for erection of a play shed for children. For fuller particulars see Revenue Account.
The total number relieved was 1685, viz.: 171 men, 405 women, and 1,109 children, made up as follows:—Families in which the men were incapacitated through age, chronic disease, accident, or temporary illness, 61 men, 61 women, 214 children; widows, 131, with 381 children; deserted wives, 62, with 224 children; single men, 38; single women, 16; single women, 18, with 23 illegitimate children; 7 women with 21 children, whose husbands are or were in gaol; 4 women with 12 children, whose husbands are or were in hospital; 4 women with 11 children, whose husbands are or were in Lunatic Asylum. Families which were destitute through want of employment on the part of the men, 45 men, 45 women, 176 children; the remainder being cases of a casual nature.
The number received into the Institution was 51; 18 men, 18 women, and 15 children. The number discharged was, 56, 18 men, 17 women, and 24 children, leaving the number remaining in the Institution 1st January, 1882, 47 men, 13 women, and 30 children—total 90. The number of deaths was 6—see Dr. Hocken's report—both male and female adults are nearly all permanent invalids or otherwise disabled. The weekly average of inmates was 93, at a cost of 8s 4 ¾ d each per week; this includes food, furnishing, fuel, page 5 clothing, medicine, salaries of Doctor, Religious Instructor, Master, Matron, Servants, education of children, &c.
It is with regret that your Committee have to record the death of one of their colleagues, Mr. R. A. Low; in him the Institution has sustained a loss and the poor a kind and generous friend.
In view of an increase in the number of children, a new play-shed and water-closets have been added to the buildings.
The men's quarters are much overcrowded, and provision will have to be made at once for further accommodation, many deserving cases having to be refused admission. This matter the Committee commend to the consideration of their successors.
The subject of illegitimacy having been so prominently referred to in last year's report, your Committee, finding it an evil on the increase, would again commend the matter to a committee of ladies so that this Institution may be relieved of a burden not fairly within its functions.
In conclusion, the Committee tender their hearty thanks to the subscribers generally, to the clergy, and the various Protestant congregations, to the proprietors of the following publications:—"Otago Witness," "Saturday Advertiser," "Evening Star," "Morning Herald," "New Zealand Church-man," "Illustrated New Zealand Herald," "Temperance Herald," and "New Zealand Presbyterian," which are supplied gratuitously.
Attached to this report are the Balance-sheet, the Medical Officer's Report, and the usual tables, as also the report of the Commissioners, Messrs. Bathgate and Logan.
Finally, the Committee would record its appreciation of religious services rendered by Mr. Macfie—the attention of Miss Wilson to the education of the children under her charge, the care of Dr. Hocken towards those requiring medical treatment, and its continued confidence in the management generally of the Institution.
The following resolution was passed in reference to the resignation of the late President, Mr. A. Chetham Strode.
Resolved—"That the Committee of the Otago Benevolent Institution at their first meeting after taking office, page 6 cannot allow the resignation of the late President, Mr. A. Chethem Strode, to pass without placing on record their appreciation of his lone; continued and valued services."
The Committee now resign their trust, but are eligible for re-election.
R. B. Martin, President.
March 15, 1882.To the Chairman of the Benevolent Institution Committee.
Sir,—I have the honour to report that during the past year the health of the inmates has been, on the whole, good. There have been six deaths:—David Moncrieff, 75, of old age; John Curran, 63, of heart and lung disease; Andrew Williamson, 71, cancer of the stomach; Ellen Wood, 60, of general decay; John Simmons, 40, of old-standing general paralysis; and Elizabeth Morris, 12, of brain disease.
There has been no visitation of epidemic disease with the exception of one case of scarlet fever, which was at once isolated; and precautions were taken successfully to prevent the spread of the disease.
I must again add how highly I appreciate the care taken by Mr. and Mrs. Quin to ensure the comfort and health of the inmates; the institution is always a pattern of order and cleanliness.
Sir, Your most obedient servant,
T. M. Hocken,Medical Officer.
Otago Benevolent Institution.
Revenue Account for the Year 1881.
Otago Benevolent Institution.
Balance January, 1882.
Report of Proceedings at the Annual Meeting.
The Annual Meeting of subscribers to the Otago Benevolent Institution was held at Farley's Hall, Princes Street, at 4 p.m. yesterday. Mr. R. B. Martin, president of the Committee of Management, occupied the chair, and about 40 persons were present.
The minutes of the previous Annual Meeting were read and confirmed.
The Chairman announced that apologies had been received from the Revs. C. J. Byng and W. Ronaldson, and his Lordship Bishop Nevill for non-attendance, and that Mr. R. H. Leary would not be eligible for re-election to the Committee.
The Annual Report, and balance sheet were taken as read, and were adopted on the motion of Mr. J. Torrance, seconded by the Ven. Archdeacon Edwards.
The Rev. Dr. Stuart referred to the third paragraph of the report, and said: I have to ask you, sir, are you aware that grave charges are being circulated respecting the management and members of Committee? I have in my possession quite a bundle of libellous communications, and I should like very much to know whether you are aware that such charges are in circulation respecting the management and members of Committee, and if so, whether any steps are being taken to put an end to their circulation, as they are most certainly affecting the well being of the Institution.
The Chairman: In reply, doctor, I have to inform you that we are unfortunately too well aware of these slanderous reports. I believe there is no individual member of the Committee who has not received some of these epistles, and some are much more offensively written than others. I, along with my friend Mr. Rennie, have been most cruelly (I think) treated by the writer of these letters. Indeed all members of Committee have had to suffer annoyance, but, page 11 whether it is through our good sense or not, we have taken no action in the matter. Charges have been levelled directly against the Secretary of immoral conduct, and the Committee had a meeting to discuss the matter, and it was resolved to leave it to Mr. Quin to decide whether he should take action or not. He has taken action, having recently lodged a criminal information against Mr. Hitchcock on his own responsibility. The result, I am quite sure, will be satisfactory to all here—at least I hope so. We made no inquiry into these charges. We thought it better that the law should step in and investigate them. The charges did not influence the Committee in the slightest way, and the work of dealing with the money so liberally subscribed by the supporters of the Institution has gone on in the usual way.
The Rev. Dr. Stuart: I listen with very great pleasure. Personally, I have been acquainted with the working of the Institution since its commencement, and I never had occasion to notice anything wrong in the management; but certainly the charges circulated against the Secretary are so very grave that I think the Committee should insist upon a criminal prosecution, for the vindication of the character of their servant and the salvation of the Institution. I am very pleased to hear that the Secretary has taken action. I believe that nobody is persuaded that the letters are other than libellous. As I am very jealous of the good name of the Institution, I am very pleased to hear that steps have been taken in this matter.
Mr. E. E. C. Quick said that he had received a letter of a very abusive nature, and it plainly showed that the writer ought to be put under restraint, either as a lunatic or criminal. The charges contained in it were such as no sane man would have dared to make, and some of them had been previously investigated. He had moved that the Committee should not take any action, it being at that time a moribund one, which would not be justified in plunging into law expenses. Mr. Quin had therefore been left to act in the matter himself.
The Rev. Dr. Stuart: I am quite satisfied.page 12
Mr. A. Rennie said he had also received considerable amount of correspondence of a nature most absurd and ridiculous in the extreme. He therefore did not take the slightest notice of the communications. It was very questionable, he thought, whether the writer was responsible for his actions.
Mr. H. J. Walter pointed out that while every member of the Committee could laugh at the statements contained in the letters sent to them, the Secretary was placed in an unfortunate position through having to go to law, and he suggested that in the event of his winning the case his expenses should be defrayed.
The Chairman explained that the Committee had minuted a suggestion to their successors to that effect.—(Hear.)
Mr. A. H. Ross: I may just say that I have been the recipient of a very great number of letters from this Mr. Hitchcock, and that the gravest charge made in them has been inquired into by a gentleman wholly unconnected with this Committee, who declares that there is not a word of truth in it. The feelings of the Committee was that a prosecution should be entered into, but the Committee did not think it would be right to spend money in the prosecution of a man not responsible for his actions. The Secretary has taken action, and I have no doubt that if he succeeds in vindicating his character, which I have no doubt he will do, subscriptions will be forthcoming to pay the expenses incurred.
The Rev. Dr. Stuart: I rise, sir, to move that Mr. R. B. Martin be appointed President for the present year, Messrs. Rennie and Fulton Vice-presidents, and Mr. James Brown Treasurer.
The motion was carried.
The Ven. Archdeacon Edwards: I have great pleasure in proposing Messrs. Quick, Carroll, Ross, Gourlay, and Captain Thomson for election to the Committee of Management. I believe they were members of the old Committee, and although as a rule I am in favour of the importation of new blood into committees, I do not think it would be advisable in the present instance. I would like to see these gentlemen, who have borne the burden and heat of the day, and passed page 13 through troublesome times, re-elected. It would show to the public that we have perfect confidence in them.
Mr. J. L Gillies seconded.
Mr. S. James moved that the three additional members be Messrs. T. S. Graham, G. Blyth, and T. W. Hungerford.
Mr. W. G. Geddes seconded.
Mr. H. S. Fish, M.H.R., remarked the absence of the three gentlemen last proposed, and thought if they really meant to take an interest in affairs they should have been present at the meeting.
It was explained that their absence was unavoidable, and the motion was put and carried.
Some discussion took place as to the desirability of organising a ladies' visiting committee, and as such a step would involve an alteration of the rules of the Institution, it was resolved—"That the Committee be empowered to form a ladies' visiting committee if deemed expedient."
The Ven. Archdeacon Edwards asked if anything had been done with the donation of £300 which was given towards the institution of an orphanage.
The Chairman said that two or three calls had been made on it, and the Committee would be prepared to meet deserving cases where children were left without parents in future.
Mr. Fish and others thought the money should have been put to a separate account, and should have been devoted to no other purpose than establishing an orphanage.
It was resolved—"That in the opinion of this meeting it is desirable that the Committee should place the £300 to a separate account, to be appropriated for the purpose indicated by the donor."
A vote of thanks was accorded to the anonymous donor of the sum, and a hope expressed that others would follow his example.
Votes of thanks were also accorded to the Chairman and to the management of the past year, and the meeting dispersed.
The Benevolent Asylum Inquiry.
In commencing the inquiry which we were requested to undertake, we encountered an initiatory difficulty in the absence of precise and specific charges concerning which the investigation should be held. Correspondence was placed in our hands containing sweeping and general assertions of mismanagement, tyranny, cruelty, and such like; but there was a want of necessary precision in details, while at the same time there was a jumble of irrelevant matter, which rendered it almost impossible for us, in the exercise of the ordinary rules for guidance in matters of complaint, to arrive at a proper comprehension of the charges made. We did not feel warranted in entering into a roving inquiry of a vague and general character. We hold it to be the duty of a complainer to state accurately the exact nature of his complaint in a specific manner, giving the time when, the place where, and the other facts on which he founds. It is only in this way that an accused person can understand and properly answer charges made, or that evidence adduced can be kept within proper limits. We accordingly selected a few special points for a beginning, and resolved to limit the inquiry in the first instance to the following:—1. The case of James Knight Neal. 2. Two sudden deaths—Tom Floyd and Henry Hill—on which no inquests were held. And 3. The case of John Rollins.
Mr. C. D. Hitchcock appeared as complainer, and was permitted to conduct the inquiry and to adduce such witnesses as he desired to examine. We found that he had a very strong bias against the members of the Committee of the Benevolent Institution, Mr. Hocken, and Mr. and Mrs. Quin personally, which warped his judgment in the proper management of the inquiry and led him into indiscretions. He apparently had no experience in judging of the value of testimony; nor did he seem to be acquainted with the ordinary procedure for expiscating the truth. In his eyes the testimony of a brothel-keeper was of the same weight as that of a respectable citizen. Every help was given to keep him right, but it finally appeared that unless we were page 15 prepared to sacrifice our own judgment and look at everything from his point of view, he considered us as actuated by partial and hostile motives. He was at last carried away by his indiscretion, and used language which we could not with self-respect submit to. For this he was requested to apologise, and he having declined to do so, we refused to hear him further in the matter. Anxious, however, that the investigation should not be checked, we agreed to examine any witnesses Mr. Hitchcock might tender, and even to allow him to suggest questions. He declined to proceed on the terms offered. J he inquiry was then brought to a premature termination; but before closing, an opportunity was given to Mr. Quin to answer the evidence which had been led, and to any other party to appear who had information to give. From the circumstances mentioned, the inquiry has not been so full and exhaustive as we could have wished; but in so far as regards the specific cases previously stated, we have no hesitation in affirming that there is no reason for believing that any blame is attributable to Mr. and Mrs. Quin connected therewith. Attempts were made by inuendo to insinuate that money had passed into Mr. Quin's hands and had not been accounted for. We are completely satisfied that such insinuations are entirely groundless. Every payment referred to was duly entered in the books and accounted for in the printed annual report, and we cannot condemn too strongly the suggestion made that there was any malversation, as on all the items mentioned the complainer might have satisfied himself by previous inquiry; there was no room even for suspicion. In the examination of one or two witnesses there was in the questions put a false suggestion thrown out that Floyd had committed suicide. A very little care would have enabled the complainer to ascertain the real fact—that Floyd had not committed suicide, but had died from the incurable malady under which he was labouring when he left the Hospital and was admitted to the Institution. In this point, as in others, the complainer was carried away by an undue bias which made him anxious that the facts should square with his preconceived but unwarrantable conclusion that there had been misconduct on the part of everyone connected with the Institution. We page 16 are of opinion that Mr. Hocken exercised a wise discretion in not holding inquests in the cases mentioned. There was no necessity for subjecting the country to the expense of inquests in these cases, and Mr. Hocken is to be commended for declining to hold them, although he might otherwise have pocketed the statutory allowance. The only matter with which we could fault is one for which neither the Committee nor the officers are to blame. A number of helpless incurables from various parts of the Provincial District have been placed in the Institution without there being any suitable structural arrangements or proper means for their due care. Such inmates would require one or more wards for themselves, and a nursing staff. There are other inmates whose failing energies ought not to be too much taxed with giving attention night and day to their helpless companions. Their rest at night must often be disturbed, and the want of proper ventilation must have an injurious effect on their health. We are of opinion that, in justice to the ordinary inmates of the Institution, as well as to the master and matron, who have quite enough to occupy their time in the management of the ordinary departments under their charge the incurables should be, as soon as provision can be made, removed to a proper hospital, where their sufferings might be alleviated under constant medical attendance and the care of trained nurses.
In conclusion, we cannot help pointing out that we think the inquiry a mistake in itself. We had no power to put witnesses on oath, and any of those examined might say what they chose without incurring the pains of perjury. We had no control over the complainer, except that we could decline hearing him further. As an instance of our being hampered and placed in a false position, the case of William Martin may be referred to. This witness made a strong statement in regard to the quality of the food. After his examination in chief it was only just that we should allow the Committee an opportunity to cross-examine; but the witness at once said he would not remain, and although specially called on to do so, he unceremoniously walked off. Mr. Tyree, who had been assisting Mr. Hitchcock, then said the witness had been instructed not to remain. Misconduct so gross, if it had taken place in a court of law, would have page 17 involved both the refractory witness and his instructors in well-deserved punishment. We had only the alternative of setting aside the testimony of Martin, contradicted as it was by other witnesses as wholly unworthy of credit. The fact stated, that the witness had been instructed, is sufficient to discredit the complainer's case. Tutoring or instructing a witness is considered to be a serious offence, and has the invariable result of destroying all faith in a case which is bolstered up by such partial evidence and gross irregularity. Moreover, the Benevolent Asylum is a voluntary institution, presided over by a Committee elected annually by the subscribers. The annual meeting is the proper place for making charges against the functionaries. The subscribers have it in their power to elect a special committee of investigation at any time. But we suggest that no inquiry should be allowed unless the charges are made in a formal and precise manner, so as to be fairly investigated and answered by the accused, according to the practice followed in the courts of justice.
We have finally to add that in the imperfect inquiry we have led nothing has come under our observation to lead to the faintest suspicion there is any defect or irregularity in the management, or to abate the confidence the public have placed in it. Limited to its proper uses, the Benevolent Institution is an invaluable charity, doing a large work in relieving the helpless and destitute, with comparatively small means. We think the Committee entitled to the warmest thanks of the public for their gratuitous and philanthropic labours, and we cordially recommend that their hands be strengthened by a greater interest being talen generally in support of the Institution.
Rules of the Benevolent Institution, Dunedin.
To Relieve the Aged, Infirm, Disabled, and Destitute of all Creeds and Nations, Afford Them Medical Relief, and to Minister to Them the Comforts of Religion.
Rules and Regulations.
Qualifications and Privileges of Governors and Subscribers.
Qualification of Life Governors.
Qualification of Members
Annual General Meeting In the month of January.
Office-bearers to be elected annually.
Ex-officio Members of Committee.
Committee Meetings, when to be held.
Who to preside at Committee Meetings.
Committee to frame Bye-laws and Regulations.
Special General Meeting of Sub-scribers, how to be convened.
Bye-laws to be repealed only at special meetings.
How appointments are to be made by the Committee.
Honorary Medical Officers and their qualifications.
Appointment of Honorary Medical Officers and filling up of vacancies.
How Medical Officers shall re-port.
Conditions of admission to Institution.
Tenders to be called for supplies.
House Visiting Committee, how to be appointed.
Dunes of Visiting Committee.
Management of Institution.
- Bannerman, Rev. W.
- Barr, John A.
- Bastings, Horace
- Bateman, G. C.
- Bell, Sir F. D.
- Borrie, Donald
- Bunbury, Cornelius
- Burton, A. H.
- Byng, Rev. C. J.
- Cable, H.
- Calcutt, Thomas
- Campbell, Robert J.
- Chapman, Robert
- Clarke, Wm. J. Sunbury, Victoria
- Coote, Charles
- Cutten, C. W.
- Davidson, James
- Davis, Rev. J. U.
- Dench, H.
- Dodson, George
- Dodson, Thomas
- Douglas, W. S.
- Dowse, George
- Driver, Henry
- Edinburgh, H.R.H. Duke of
- Edmond, John
- Edwards, Rev. E. G.
- Fargie, John
- Farrer, W, E.
- Fish, H. S. junior
- Forsyth, Robert
- Fulton, Francis
- Fulton, James
- Geddes, W. G.
- Gillies, J. L.
- Gourley, Hugh
- Green, M. W.
- Guthrie, W.
- Hardy, H. F.
- Harris, Woolf
- Hazlett, James
- Henry, J. G.
- Hislop, John, jeweller
- Hlomes, James S.
- Holmes, Hon. Matthew
- Hudson, R.
- Hume, Marcus
- Hungerford, T. W.
- Inglis, A.
- Jack, A. Hill
- James, S.
- Jameson, J. M.
- Jobberns, J.
- Kennedy, William
- Kirkcaldy, W. C.
- Lambert, W.
- Lane, Wm.
- Larnach, W. J. M.
- Laurenson, Fleming
- Leary, R. H.
- Leitch, Peter
- Little, Samuel
- Low, Thomas
- Mackie, Rev. L.
- Macandrew, James
- McKegg, Amos
- Maitland, J. P.
- Marshall, James
- Martin, R. B.
- Meenan, F.
- Mercer, Andrew
- Mill, John
- Moore, Caleb
- Morley, Carmini
- Murray, R. K.
- M 'Callum, Captain
- M'Gregor, Alex.
- McLean, Hugh J.
- McLean, Lachlan
- McLean, Hon. Geo.
- McDougal, Wm.
- MacNeill, Hugh
- McTaggart, Duncan
- Neill, P. C.
- Patterson, W.
- Roberts, John, of Murray
- Roberts and Co.
- Petre, F. W.
- Pyke, Vincent
- Ramsay, Keith
- Reany, J.
- Reeves, Charles S.
- Rennie, A.
- Robin, James
- Russell Geo. G.
- Scoular, J.
- Simpson, Jamespage 25
- Shrimski, Samuel
- Smith, S. G.
- Snow, William
- Spedding, D. M.
- Stephenson, John
- Stratford, H. A.
- Street, C. H.
- Strode, A. C.
- Stronach, Donald
- Stuart, Rev. D. M.
- Sutherland, Rev. J. M.
- Taggart, W. H.
- Talbot, H.
- Telford, William
- Templeton, Thomas
- Thomson, C.
- Thompson, Captain
- Thomson, R.
- Trotter, Wm. S.
- Turnbull, George
- Valentine, Arch.
- Vogel, Sir Julius
- Wain, Job, jnr.
- Walter, Henry J.
- Watson, J.
- West, George
- Wilson, W.
- Young, Joseph
Ladies who are Entitled to the Rights and Privileges of Life Governors.
- Mrs. L. O. Beal
- Miss Buchannan
- Mrs. E. B. Cargill
- Mrs. Caldecutt
- Mrs. C. Cook
- Mrs. S Dewes
- Mrs. Dick
- Mrs. Edwards
- Mrs. Farley
- Mrs. Fisher
- Mrs. Graham
- Mrs. Harvey
- Mrs. Holmes
- Mrs. A. Inglis
- Miss Jarrat
- Miss Lachman
- Mrs. Lawson
- Mrs. Muir
- Mrs. Rattray
- Mrs. J. Smith
- Mrs. Tolmie
- Lady Vogel
- Miss E. Walcott
- Mrs. H. J. Walter
Otago Benevolent Institution.
List of Subscription, Donation, and Collections
|Aldrich, G. M. (collected)||12||5||0|
|Alexander and Shepherd||1||1||0|
|Baird, R. B.||5||0||0|
|Bank of New Zealand||5||5||0|
|Bank, N.S. Wales||5||5||0|
|Bank, Colonial of New Zealand||5||5||0|
|Banks, Barron, and Co.||2||2||0|
|Bagley, R. P.||1||1||0|
|Barr and Oliver||2||2||0|
|Bastings and Leary||2||2||0|
|Beal, L. O.||2||2||0|
|Beaumont, entertainment at (per J. Bennett)||6||7||6|
|Bing, Harris, and Co.||3||3||0|
|Bishop, Jas., at Hill-end, proceeds of ball||6||0||0|
|Boxes—R.M. Court, Waikouaiti||0||13||3|
|Working Men's Club||1||0||6|
|R. H. Leary||1||15||0|
|Blue Mountain Blackbirds. Glenkenich||4||7||6|
|Briscoe and Co., A.||10||10||0|
|Brown, Ewing, & Co.||2||2||0|
|Burt, A. and T.||5||5||0|
|Carroll, John (collected)||3||5||0|
|Cargills, Gibbs, and Co.||5||0||0|
|Cary, R. W. (Benefit at Queen's Theatre)||9||14||4|
|Chapman, H. S., Hon.||3||3||0|
|Chatton, Concert at (per F. Collins)||11||0||0|
|Cook, Mrs. (collected at Waitahuna)||16||2||0|
|Connell, J. A.||3||8||0|
|Couston, Wm.||2||2||0page 27|
|Dalgety and Co.||5||5||0|
|Denniston and Co., G. S.||1||1||0|
|Dunedin Jockey Club||63||18||6|
|Dunedin Exhibition Committee||181||15||6|
|Dunedin, Corporation of||3||0||0|
|Dunn, Wm. (per J. L. Gillies)||5||0||0|
|Esther and Low||2||2||0|
|Fiske, Mrs. (proceeds of sewing machine)||10||0||0|
|Fen wick, Mrs. (collected)||7||0||0|
|Fergusson and Mitchell||2||2||0|
|Gage, J. and W.||2||0||0|
|Geddes, W. G. (collected)||3||0||0|
|Gibbs, Bright, and Co.||2||2||0|
|Green, M. W. (collected)||6||10||0|
|Gregg and Co.||2||2||0|
|Gunn and Ross||1||1||0|
|Hardy, H. F.||10||10||0|
|Harris, R. G.||6||5||0|
|Hayman and Co., P.||2||2||0|
|Hay, C. S., Deep Dell Station||4||2||0|
|Haydon, W. H.||1||1||0|
|Herbert, Haynes, an Co.||5||5||0|
|Heymanson, Low and Co.||2||2||0|
|Hislop, J. A.||1||1||0|
|Hocken, T. M.||5||5||0|
|Hogg, Howieson, anc Co.||1||1||0|
|Howorth and Hodgkins||3||3||0|
|Hungerford, T. W.||2||2||0|
|Inglis, A. and T.||5||5||0|
|Jack, A. Hill||1||1||0|
|Keast and McCarthy employes of||10||0||0|
|Kennedy, Wm., New York||2||2||0|
|Kenyon, E. P.||3||3||0|
|Kempthorne, T. W.||10||10||0|
|Kempthorne, Prosser, and Co.||4||4||0|
|L. M., per H. F Hardy||10||0||0|
|Lang lands, Wm.||2||2||0|
|Lawson, R. A.||2||2||0|
|Livingston, A. R.||1||1||0|
|Marks, R. M.||1||1||0|
|Martin and Watson||2||2||0|
|Miller, W., shearer of||1||5||0|
|Michaelis, Hallenstein, and Farquhar||3||3||0|
|Mirams, S. H., Mr (collected)||15||0||0|
|Mount Cargill district, per Dr. Stuart||3||0||0|
|Murray, Roberts, and Co.||2||2||0|
|McFarlane, A. and J.||1||1||0|
|McKerras and Hazlitt||2||2||0|
|McLandress and Co.||2||2||0|
|McLeod, D.||2||0||0page 28|
|Neville, Mrs. (collected)||15||0||0|
|N.Z. and Australian Land Co.||10||10||0|
|N.Z. and Mercantile Agency Co.||3||3||0|
|N.Z. Hardware Co.||2||2||0|
|Nixon, J. F.||1||1||0|
|Otago Typographical Association||2||2||0|
|Park and Curie||2||2||0|
|Patterson, Wm., per||40||0||0|
|Pillans, F. S.||5||0||0|
|Pillans, M. L.||3||0||0|
|Pillans, A. S.||2||0||0|
|Pillans, F. S., servants of||1||5||0|
|Puerua, concert at||20||0||0|
|Quick, E. C.||3||3||0|
|Quick, E. C. (collected)||8||4||6|
|Rattray and Co., J.||5||5||0|
|Reid and Gray (unclaimed wages)||3||8||6|
|Reynolds, Hon. W. H.||2||2||0|
|Ritchie, T. M.||2||2||0|
|Robinson, W., per Dr. Coughtrey||0||10||0|
|Roberts, J. T.||1||1||0|
|Ross, A. H.||2||12||6|
|Ross, A. H., per||30||0||6|
|Ross and Glendining||5||5||0|
|Russell, G. G.||37||12||8|
|Sargood, Son, and Co.||7||7||0|
|Scoullar, W. and J.||2||2||0|
|Service of Song ("Moses"), Proceeds of||8||12||0|
|Shaw, J., Balclutha||1||0||0|
|Sievwright and Stout||2||2||0|
|Sise, G. L., and Co.||2||2||0|
|Slater and others (collected)||206||11||0|
|Smith, R. P.||1||1||0|
|Smith, E. (per Co-operative Society)||8||17||3|
|Smith, S. G.||1||1||0|
|Spence, E. J.||1||1||0|
|Stavely, Austin, and Co.||1||1||0|
|Star Runners' Society||3||3||0|
|Stewart and Denniston||5||15||6|
|Stout, R., Proceeds of Lecture by||13||3||0|
|Strode, A. C.||5||5||0|
|Sutherland, W. D. (collected)||25||0||0|
|Taranaki Fund, Balance of (per E. B. Cargill)||60||0||0|
|Thompson, Captain (collected)||15||0||0|
|Thomson and Co.||1||1||0|
|Union S. S. Co.||5||5||0|
|Vincent County Council||25||0||0|
|Wales, N. Y. A.||3||3||0|
|Walter, H. J., Mrs. (collected)||22||12||0|
|Wathen, W. A. (balance of funds of Glee Club)||1||14||0|
|Warepa, Concert at (per J. Crawford)||25||0||0|
|Wilkinson and Pettit||12||0||0|
|Wilkie, Mrs., senior||5||0||0|
|Wilson, R., and Co.||2||2||0|
|Wise, H., and Co.||1||1||0|
|Wright, Stephenson, and Co.||2||2||0|
|Young, G. and T.||1||1||0|
|Fish, H. S.||1||1||0|
|Kaitangata, proceed of concert at, per J. Shore||23||0||0|
|Lambert, J. H.||1||1||0|
|Letham, S. and R.||1||10||0|
|Mills, Wm., Auckland||2||0||0|
|Morris, A. W.||5||0||0|
|Rowley and Hamilton||10||0||0|
|Taieri Show (collected per Messrs. Cox, Fulton, and Snow)—|
|Amounts under 20s.||17||8||6|