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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 60

Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Committee of Management of the Benevolent Institution [1884]

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Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Committee of Management of the Benevolent Institution,

Dunedin: Printed at the Evening Star Office, Bond Street, Dunedin. MDCCCLXXXV.

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Committee for. 1885.


  • A. Rennie, Esq.


  • General Fulton and H. Gourley, Esq.


  • R. B. Martin, Esq.
  • T. S. Graham, Esq.
  • A. H. Ross, Esq.
  • H. Gourley, Esq.
  • A. Rennie, Esq.


  • Henry J. Ainger.

Committee of Management:

  • General Irvine
  • H. Kirkpatrick, Esq.
  • J. G. Fraser, Esq.
  • J. Mollison, Esq.
  • J. B. Thomson, Esq.
  • J. Carroll, Esq.
  • A. Solomon, Esq.
  • R Mackay, Esq.

Honorary Dentist:

  • A. Boot, Esq.


  • Mr. Alfred Clulee.

The Committee meet at Office, Moray place, every Thursday' 3 o'clock p.m. to receive, applications for relief.

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Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Committee of Management of the Otago Benevolent Institution.

1.In presenting their twenty-second annual report and balance-sheet, your Committee regret to announce a considerable increase in the demands made on the funds of the Institution. Deserted wives and widows with their families occupy a prominent position among the cases relieved; but hard times and consequent scarcity of work have been the chief causes of the increase of destitution, as will appear further on in this report.
2.In consequence of the depression which still exists, it has been found difficult to collect subscriptions; and had it not been for the exertions, during the early part of the year, of the Committee-in-Aid (whose report appears as an appendix), the work of the Institution must have come to a stand-still. Your Committee have again to acknowledge assistance rendered by many subscribers both in town and country.
3.In accordance with the wish expressed at the last annual meeting, circulars were forwarded to the churches of all denominations asking for an annual collection towards the funds of this Institution. A cheerful response has been made by a number of churches, viz., the following:—Hanover street Baptist; Anderson Bay Presbyterian; Wesleyan, Balclutha; Trinity, Lawrence; St. John's, Roslyn; page 4 St. Paul's, Dunedin; St Mary's, Mornington. Also the following through the Committee-in-Aid, viz:—Presbyterian, Green Island, East Taieri, Queenstown, Puerua; Baptist, North-east Valley; Jewish Synagogue: First Church; Warepa and Kaihiku; St Peter's, Caversham; Tabernacle; Congregational; Presbyterian, Port Chalmers; and it is trusted that their good example may induce others to assist in making this a permanent source of income.
4.The great difficulty of providing sufficient fund was foreseen by your Committee, who made applications to both the former and the present Government for an increase in the subsidy. While in the office the Hon. Mr Dick promised increased assistance; but as yet no further help has been afforded, as the Government are considering the whole subject of charitable aid throughout the Colony.
5.The unequal distribution to the various provincia districts has been the subject of strong comment by our representatives in Parliament, who have felt that this district has been unfairly treated; and it is to be hoped that in the future legislation justice will be done to this district.
6.It is a matter of regret that the subsidy on amounts collected for special objects of charity has been discontinued. We yet hope this order may be reversed, as the funds of the Institution have already suffered by this check to the liberality of special subscribers.
7.The wooden buildings in which the old men have been for some years lodged are in a state of decay, and have become quite unfit for their occupation. A plan and estimates for a new brick building to contain seventy-two beds, all on the ground floor, have been prepared and submitted to Government. These have at last been approved, and the sum of £1,600 made available for its erection. The Committee desire to thank those members to whose kindly exertions is due this satisfactory result.
8.The water supplied from the mains to the buildings at Caversham at present costs about £60 per annum. Application has been made to the Dunedin and Caversham Corporations for relief from this charge. The former has page 5 consented to forego its share, provided that the latter can be induced to remit the borough water rates on the property, and we are now waiting their reply.
9.In accordance with rule 12, the Medical Association were appealed to for honorary medical officers, but without success. In reply to an advertisement on the same subject but one gentleman, Dr. Stenhouse, tendered his services. While heartily thanking him, your Committee declined his offer, feeling that it would be too great a tax on his generosity to allow him to undertake the duties single-handed.
10.It is to be hoped that the legislation which was carried through Parliament last session, at the suggestion of your Committee, by the present Government, may be the means of checking the evils of wife desertion so frequently commented on in previous annual reports.
11.The total number relieved during the twelve-months was 2,215, showing increase of 392 on the previous year. The details of this total are:—Old and past work, 32 men, 39 women; total, 71. Incapacitated through sickness, temporary or permanent, 57 men, 71 women, 218 children; total, 346. Out of work, 94 men, 86 women, 290 children; total, 470. Widows, 158 women, 470 children; total, 628. Deserted wives, 67 women, 219 children; total, 386. Illegitimate, 4 women, 4 children; total, 8. Families whose husbands are in gaol, 6 women, 35 children; total, 41. Families whose husbands are in lunatic asylum, 6 women, 26 children; total, 32. Casually relieved, 37 men, 79 women, 217 children; total, 333. Grand total, 220 men, 516 women, 1479 children—2215. Viz., Church of England, 650; Presbyterian, 710; Roman Catholic, 415; other denominations, 440.
12.The number of inmates on 1st January, 1884, was 62 men, 7 women, 38 children; total, 107. Received into the Institution buildings, 45 men, 18 women, 8 children; total, 71. Discharged, 38 men, 13 women, 7 children; total, 58. Leaving on 1st January, 1885, 69 men, 12 women, 39 children; total, 120. Three deaths occurred during the year. [See Mr Hocken's report]page 6
13.The expenses of the Institution at Caversham amounted to £2,461 10s 3d, an excess of £273 7s 2d over the previous year, being caused by the increased number of inmates. The weekly average cost of these was £114, which gives a charge of 8s 3¾d per head per week, a reduction of 3¼d as compared with last year.
14.The amount disbursed for out-door relief was £4,872 5s 9d, an increase of £642 15s 7d over last year. This expenditure is for food, fuel, clothing, house rent, and passage-money paid to enable applicants to reach their friends in New Zealand, Tasmania, Victoria, and Old Country.
15.The total expenses of this charity have been £7,868 17s 11d; the total amount received from all sources £8,079 19s, of which £3,4111 4s was subscriptions, collections, and donations, including amount from Committee-in-Aid, £2,006 9s 5d.
16.During the twelve months all the bootmaking and repairs have been executed by two of the inmates, one of whom in particular has given valuable help to the Institution, for which he has been paid a small sum weekly. In like manner other inmates have assisted in carrying on the work of the Institution.
17.Your Committee have much pleasure in thanking the Committee-in-Aid for the energetic and successful manner in which they carried out their labors for the purpose of augmenting the funds of the Institution. They also desire to thank the public bodies throughout the country districts who so kindly assisted.
18.The new secretary (Mr A. Clulee), who entered on his duties early in the year, has been assiduous in his discharge of them, and given satisfaction to the Committee.
19.The Committee beg to bring to your notice the very excellent manner in which Mrs Quin has carried on the duties of matron during the past year. The position was an exceptionally difficult one, and has been very satisfactorily maintained.
20.The school at the Institution still remains under the charge of Miss Ferens, whose work is favorably reported on by the Inspector of Schools.page 7
21.The Rev. W. Ronaldson has been indefatigable in his attendance at the Institution, holding services every alternate Sunday, in addition to weekly afternoon visits. Lay representatives of the Wesleyan and other denominations have also given regular attendance to the inmates which has been appreciated.
22.The medical officer, Mr Hocken, has devoted his usual attention to the duties of his office. His report will be found attached.
23.Your Committee beg to thank the proprietors of the following papers for the gratuitous supply: 'Otago Witness,' 'Saturday Advertiser,' 'Otago Daily Times,' 'Evening Herald,' 'Evening Star,' 'Illustrated New Zealand Herald,' 'New Zealand Tablet,' 'Tapanui Courier,' 'New Zealand Presbyterian.'
24.Appended to this are the balance-sheet, revenue account, subscription list, and the usual tables.
25.The attendances of members of Committee during the year were as follows:—Rennie, 47; Gourley, 39; Ainger, 35; Kirkpatrick, 35; Carroll, 34; Irvine, 34; W. Thomson, 30; Fulton, 29; Martin, 25; Graham, 21; J L. Shaw, 20; J. Mollison, 14; Ross, 12; Hungerford, G Wise, 6; Wilson, 2; J. B. Thomson, 3.

R B. Martin

, President.
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Medical Report.


To the Committee of the Benevolent Institution.

Gentlemen,—I have the honour to report that during the past year the health of the inmates of the Institution has been, on the whole, good.

There have been three deaths—Henry Long, 69, of heart disease and dropsy; Charles Hensburg, 65, of serous apoplexy; and John M'Leod, 71, of chronic bronchitis and Bright's disease.

The children have been free from the epidemic diseases which have been prevalent in the City and suburbs.

I am aware that the depressed state of affairs still precludes any departure from the present mode of affording charitable relief, but I cannot any the less again draw the attention of the Committee to the urgent requirement existing for a Hospital or Institution for incurables. Many of our inmates suffer from more than old age and infirmity, and require frequent medical supervision and nursing. It is pleasant to have to add that those old people who are the principal sufferers, and who are bedridden, receive the kindest attentions and friendly offices from their comrades, who are themselves but a remove from requiring similar assistance.

Mrs Quin's constant attention to cleanliness and ventilation, and to the comfort of the inmates generally, leaves nothing to be desired; and her own severe loss has thus not been felt in anything that relates to the well-being and order of the Institution.

I have the honour to be, Gentlemen,

Yours most obediently,

T. M. Hooken

, Medical Officer.
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Otago Benevolent Institution.


Balance Sheet for 12 months ending 31st December, 1884

I have examined the Books and Vouchers of the Otago Benevolent Institution, and find the above Balance Sheet a correct statement of its affairs. I have also seen the deeds of mortgage and freehold and other securities.

William Brown

, Auditor. Dunedin,
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Otago Benevolent Institution.

£ s. d. £ s. d. To live stock ... 38 6 6

Revenue Account for 12 months ending 31st December, 1884.

Audited and found correct, Dunedin,

William Brown.

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Report of Proceeding. at the Annual Meeting,

The annual meeting of subscribers to the Benevolent Institution was held at the Chamber of Commerce on February 19. The president (Mr R. B. Martin) occupied the chair, and about twenty gentlemen were present.

Archdeacon Edwards asked whether there was any probability of anything being done by the Government with regard to charitable aid, and the Committee getting more money this year than last.

The Chairman said he did not believe they would get anything more than the pound for pound subsidy until the Government took into consideration some general schema.

In reply to the Rev. Dr. Stuart, the Chairman said the Committee had not overlooked the matter, and had taken steps to urge it on the Government. He believed the Government had some scheme in view, but it was not matured.

Mr W. D. Stewart, M.H.R., moved the adoption of the report, which has been already published. He commended the Committee for the admirable manner in which the funds of the Institution had been managed during the year. He spoke in favour of establishing a system of charitable aid which would provide for the distribution of public funds with some degree of justice throughout the Colony. Our present system of relief was calculated to foster a "sponging" spirit, which should be counteracted as much as possible. He did not believe public opinion was sufficiently pro- page 12 nounced in condemning the cowardly conduct of deserting husbands, and promised to use his endeavours towards obtaining stringent legislation to meet cases of the kind.

The Rev. Dr. Stuart seconded the motion. He thought the subscribers ought to be very grateful to the Committee for having so successfully managed the Institution. Until he read the report he had no idea that so many as 2,215 of the population had received aid during the year. The most melancholy fact appearing from the report was that 200 ablebodied men and women were receiving outdoor relief through being temporarily out of work. He would like to know what efforts could be made to secure employment for these people. It was to him most unaccountable that there should be as many as 158 widows in want. He could not imagine why widows should be thus as thick as blackberries, and that there should be such a fatality in regard to husbands in this Colony. It was a matter of some surprise that the Committee of the Institution were so successful in their efforts, and that they did not make more mistakes. In regard to the Old Men's Home, he hoped that the dark side of the building would be lathed and plastered.

The Chairman said that was the very thing which had not been provided for. Funds would not permit of it.

The Rev. Dr. Stuart said this was a great pity, for no brick wall which was not on the sunny side of a building in this Colony would keep out the damp.

The motion was carried unanimously.

Mr J. Bathgate, after expressing the thanks that were due to the Committee for their management during the year, said he wished to point out the alarming increase taking place here in regard to the burden of the poor. The question was whether it was possible to reduce this tendency to increase. For instance, in 1874 the total amount distributed by this Institution for charitable aid was £3,030. In five years—in 1879—it rose to £5,313; and in the next five years it had risen to £7,868. These figures, showing an alarming tendency to increase without limit, were sufficient to make us as citizens pause and ponder upon the situation. Were we to allow this to go on, and to use no page 13 efforts to stay the demoralisation which ensued from the very best form of administering charitable aid? He thought the time had come when we must take into consideration the question: Is there no possibility of remedying the present painful state of things, or is the next five years to bring the amount up to £10,000 or £15,000? He did not mean to say that the only remedy was a poor law. What he wanted was that inquiry should be made to ascertain whether some procedure could not be adopted without a poor law which would place the administration of charitable aid on a better foundation than it is at present. He was glad to say that the experiment had been tried and been found eminently successful elsewhere. If practical philanthropy was wanted we must go to Germany. There were many thoughtful men there who seemed to devote their lives and minds to the development of modes for improving the social condition of their fellow-creatures, and one gentleman in the town of Elberfeld struck out quite a new movement. His (Mr Bathgate's) suggestion was to clothe committees or local bodies such as the Committee of the Benevolent Asylum of Dunedin with statutory powers, to enable them to see that the relief that they administered was properly administered, and also to see that everyone paid alike. He did not approve of this spasmodic system of fancy fairs, etc., by which we realised £2,000 or £3,000 once a-year, when we saw our neighbours in Christchurch getting £10,000 without any trouble from the Government. It was for the subscribers to consider whether, as a body, they should not approach the Government and ask them to bring in some measure clothing boards with statutory powers, and giving them the means to raise necessary funds. Elberfeld and suburbs had a population precisely the same as Dunedin. In 1852 the population was, in round numbers, 50,000. The number of paupers was double ours (4,000), and they were relieved at a cost of £7,000—almost our sum precisely this year. Five years after, by the change of system, the number of paupers was reduced from 4,000 to 1,500, and the expenditure; as against £7,000, to £2,600. Now, surely any system that could check the growth of pauperism was deserving of support; and the whole principle was this (it was the true foundation of all social page 14 improvement): the spirit of sympathy. The town was divided into districts, and each had a certain number of visitors, and each visitor had four paupers to look after. The best families were called upon to serve, and they did it with the happiest results. Would it not be worth our while to see whether we could not get statutory power to adopt some such plan? In Elberfeld everything was scrutinised to the utmost degree, while, at the same time, a feeling of kindness and sympathy prevailed betwixt those who received relief and those who gave it Parties receiving relief found out in abuses were sent to gaol. He was sure that even in this town when relief was given in provisions they were sometimes sold for the purpose of getting liquor. The Elberfeld system had been tried in New York, Boston, and various other large towns with excellent effect. He moved—"That a memorial be framed and forwarded to the Government by the Committee on behalf of this meeting, strongly recommending that an Empowering Act be passed under which elective boards for the administration of charitable aid may be formed and incorporated in districts of convenient size as regards area and population; that funds be provided by requisition on the local governing bodies within the area, who may be authorised to meet the same from the ordinary rates or from special assessments; that unpaid overseers and visitors be appointed by the Boards, by whom all investigations shall be made, and relief, where necessary, distributed, as has been successfully carried out in Elberfeld (in Germany), New York, and other cities which have adopted the plan."

Mr W. D. Stewart seconded the motion. He thought such a scheme, if properly worked, would be a vast improvement on the present system. One great object to be aimed at in the distribution of charitable aid was decentralisation, and he thought this would effect the object The scheme sketched out by Mr Bathgate was to some extent carried out by Knox Church congregation, and with satisfactory results. He thought such a system would avoid many of the evils of the English poor law.

Mr J. Fulton, M.H.R., thought the meeting would he acting hastily if they passed a resolution recommending a page 15 particular scheme for adoption by the Government. He had not the least doubt that charitable aid would be thrown upon local bodies, who would carry out the spirit of this resolution by appointing persons who would undertake to supervise the administration of aid. He was glad that such a measure was likely to pass. He was thankful to Mr Bathgate for bringing forward this resolution, but he did not think it would meet the difficulty. What was wanted in this new country was to cultivate the feeling of charity among private persons, who would not perhaps very readily submit to any legal compulsion.

Mr J. B. Thomson supported the motion, as he looked upon it as a step in the right direction of throwing the burden of charitable aid on local bodies, and securing an equal division of public funds all over the Colony.

The Rev. D. Stuart thought the thanks of the meeting were due to Mr Bathgate for bringing forward this scheme. It had been widely discussed in England and Scotland years ago, but he was afraid it was just too benevolent to be practical. He thought the motion should be referred to the Committee for discussion.

After some further discussion, Mr Bathgate agreed to alter his resolution to read:—"That it be referred to the new Committee to consider specially whether an Empowering Act should not be passed," etc. In this form the motion was carried unanimously.

The following gentlemen were elected office-bearers for the ensuing year:—President, Mr A. Rennie; vice-presidents, General Fulton and Mr H. Gourley; treasurer, Mr Ainger; committee, General Irvine, Messrs Kirkpatrick, J. G. Fraser, J. Mollison, J. B. Thomson, J. Carroll, A. Solomon, J. Mackay.

On the motion of Mr Rennie, seconded by the Rev. Dr. Stuart, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr R. B. Martin for his long and valuable services in connection with the Institution.

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Men. Women. Total. Old and unable to earn a living 39 5 44 Paralysis 5 5 Crippled 8 8 Blind 4 4 Chronic Disease 13 6 19 Widow 1 1 69 12 81

Table I.

Showing the number of Adult Inmates at Caversham, 1st January, 1885. and what incapacitates them from earning a living.

Men'S Ages. Total. Women's Ages. Total. Children' Ages. Total. Grand Total. Years. Years. Years.

Table II.

Showing the respective ages of the Inmates of the Institution at Caversham, 1st January, 1885.

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Men. Women. Children. Inmates 1st January, 1884 ... 62 7 38 Admitted during 1884 ... 45 18 8 Total ... ... ... 107 25 46 Discharged during 1884 ... 38 13 7 Remaining 1st January, 1885 ... 69 12 39

Table III.

Showing the number of Persona admitted to and discharged from the Asylum during 1884, and number remaining 1st January, 1885.

Corresponding Total. Men Women Children Total 1883 1882 1881 1880 Relieved during 1884 ... 220 516 1479 2215 1823 1771 1685 1601 Discharged ... ... 167 407 796 1370 1003 1076 963 1008 Remaining on Books 1st January, 1885 ... 53 109 683 845 820 695 722 593

Table IV.

Showing the Total Number of Persons Relieved Out-door and Discharged during 1884, and the number remaining on the Books, 1st January, 1885.

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Men. Women. Boys. Girls. Total. Left for Employment Voluntarily ... ... ... 19 9 ... ... 28 Discharged ... ... 4 2 ... ... 6 Dead ... ... ... 3 ... ... ... 3 Sent to Hospital ... ... 6 1 ... ... 7 Taken out by Friends ... 5 ... 3 4 12 Sent to Lunatic Asylum ... 1 1 ... ... 2 38 13 3 4 58

Table V.

Showing the Number of Persons discharged from the Asylum during 1884.

decorative feature

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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.

1. Every donor of £20 or upwards shall be a

Qualification of Life Governors,

Life Governor; and every person who may have raised, or shall raise, by one or more collections in one year, the sum of twenty pounds (£20) or upwards from persons not claiming membership on account of their contributions towards such sum; and every executor first named in any will proving the same, and paying to the Institution a bequest of fifty pounds (£50) or upwards, shall have all the rights and privileges of a life governor.
2. Every subscriber of one guinea or upwards

Qualification of Members.

shall be an Annual Member, and shall have the privilege of recommending cases of distress for relief, and of voting at the election of officebearers, provided that he shall not be entitled to vote until three months after the payment of his first Annual Subscription. The Annual Sub- page 20 scription shall be due and payable on the 1st day of January in each year.

Annual General Meeting in the month of January.

3. There shall be, in the month of January in every year, a General Meeting of the Life Governors and members of the Institution, to be held at such place as the General Committee shall appoint (of which meeting fourteen days' previous notice shall be given in two or more of the Dunedin newspapers), to receive the Report and Accounts of the Committee of Management; to elect the Committee and other Office-bearers, and to transact the general business of the Institution.

Office-bearers to be elected annually.

4. The Office-bearers of the Institution shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Honorary Treasurer, and a General Committee of any number not exceeding eight members (exclusive of ex officio Members), to be elected at the Annual General Meeting by and from the Life Governors and Members.

Ex-officio Members of Committee.

5. The President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Honorary Medical Officers, and the resident principal Minister of each congregation contributing a collection to the funds of the Institution (being qualified as Governors) shall be ex officio Members of Committee; but no ex officio Members except Honorary Office-bearers shall vote on the removal or appointment of any paid servant of the Institution.

Committee Meetings, when to be held.

6. The General Committee shall meet once in the week, and at all such other times as they may appoint, to receive the report of the various officers, and to discuss the general business of the Institution; three to form a quorum. A Committee Meeting shall be held on the first Monday in every February aud August, to enter into the contracts for the supply of provisions and other necessaries; five to form a quorum.

Who to preside at Committee Meetings.

7. The President, Vice-President, or Treasurer shall preside at all meetings of Committee, page 21 and in their absence, the majority present shall appoint their own Chairman, who shall have an additional or casting vote.
8. The Committee shall frame such Bye-laws

Committee to frame Bye-laws & Regulations

and Regulations as they may deem necessary, the same not being at variance with the general laws of the Institution.
9. The Committee of Management may con-

Special Genera Meeting of Subscribers, how to be convened.

vene a Special General Meeting of Subscribers at any time, upon giving notice at least fourteen days previously, in two or more of the Dunedin newspapers, which notice shall be repeated three times. Any thirty Life Governors or Subscribers may request the Committee to call a special meeting at any time; and should they, after receiving such requisition so signed, refuse or neglect to call such meeting within fourteen days, it shall be in the power of the said requisitionists to convene such meeting, upon giving notice as directed above.
10. No bye-law or regulation shall be altered

Bye laws to be repealed only at special meetings.

or repealed except at a special meeting of Committee; such meeting to consist of not less than five members.
11. That in electing to any appointment by

How appointments are to be made by the Committee.

the Committee, when there are more applicants than are required, the voting shall take place by voting cards; and in all cases the salary shall be determined before proceeding to election.
12. There shall be two or more Medical Officers,

Honorary Medical officers and their qualification.

not to exceed four, whose appointment shall be honorary; and no one shall be eligible for the office of Medical Officer who is not certificated by the Medical Board of Otago.
13. The Honorary Medical Officers shall be

Appointment of Honorary Medical Officers, and filling up of vacancies.

chosen by the Committee, and shall be amenable to the rules made by them. If any vacancy occurs by death, removal, or retirement, such page 22 vacancy shall be filled up at a special meeting of Committee to be convened for that purpose.

How Medical Officers shall report.

14. That the Honorary Medical Officers shall report on the state of the inmates at the weekly meeting of Committee.

Conditions of admission to Institution.

15. That no application be received unless signed by a subscriber; and no person shall be admitted until the expiration of one week from the date of applying, to allow time for inquiry, except in special cases.

Tenders to be called for supplies.

16. Tenders for all supplies shall be invited for a period of not less than 6 months, the amount of such tenders to be duly recorded in the Minute-book. No member of Committee to supply any article for the use of the Institution, for which he may receive pecuniary or other compensation, or be directly or indirectly interested in any monetary transaction with the Institution.

House Visiting Committee, how to be appointed.

17. The House Visiting Committee, consisting of three Members, shall be appointed by and from the General Committee, at the monthly meetings in February, May, August and November in each year, to act in rotation. Members retiring to be eligible for re-appointment.

Duties of Visiting Committee.

18. It shall be their duty to visit the Institution at least once a week, to make a general inspection, and to record the result in the Minute-book to be kept in the Institution; such book to be produced at the weekly meeting of the Committee.

Management of Institution.

19. The superintendent, or other officer appointed by the Committee, shall have the mangement of the Institution, subject to the regulations and orders of the Committee.

Religious Instruction.

20. The inmates of the Institution will be allowed religious instruction from the ministers of the denomination to which they belong at such times as the Committee may appoint.
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Life Governors.

  • Abraham, I.
  • Anderson,—
  • Andersen, Alexander
  • Bannerman, Rev. W.
  • Barr, John A.
  • Bastings, Horace
  • Beaumont, Ven. Archdeacon
  • Bateman, G. C.
  • Bell, Sir F. D.
  • Beverley, Arthur
  • Bolt, Wm.
  • Braik, A.
  • Brown, J. C.
  • Browlie, Robt.
  • Borrie, Donald
  • Bradshaw, E. R.
  • Bright, Charles
  • Bunbury, Cornelius
  • Burton, A. H.
  • Byng, Rev. C. J.
  • Cable, H.
  • Calcutt, Thomas
  • Campbell, Hon. Robert J,
  • Chapman, Robert
  • Chisholm, Robert
  • Clarke, Sir Wm. J., Sunbury, Victoria
  • Court, Louis
  • Coote, Charles
  • Cook, J. A.
  • Coughtrey, Millen
  • Crawford, J.
  • Dabinette, Chas.
  • Davidson, James
  • Davis, Rev. J. U.
  • Dench, H.
  • Dodson, Thomas
  • Douglas, W. S.
  • Dowse, George
  • Driver, Henry
  • Duncan, J.
  • Dunne, J.
  • Edinburgh, H.R.H. Duke of
  • Edmond, John
  • Edwards, Ven. Archdeacon
  • Fargie, John
  • Farrer, W. E.
  • Fish, H. S., junior
  • Fleming, John
  • Forsyth, Robert
  • Fulton, Francis
  • Fulton, James
  • Geddes, W. G.
  • Gillies, J. L.
  • Gordon, G. H.
  • Gourley, Hugh
  • Green, M. W.
  • Guthrie, W.
  • Haynes, C.
  • Hardy, H. F.
  • Harris, Woolf
  • Hazlett, James
  • Henry, J. G.
  • Hodges, J. C.
  • Hislop, John, jeweller
  • Holmes, James S.
  • Holmes, Hon. Matthew
  • Hudson, R.
  • Hume, Marcus
  • Hungerford, T. W.
  • Inglis, A.
  • Jack, A. Hill
  • James, Sydney
  • Jameson, J. M.
  • Jobberns, J.
  • Kennedy, D.
  • Kennedy, William
  • Kirkcaldy, W. C.
  • Lambert, W.
  • Lane, William
  • Larnach, W. J. M.
  • Laurenson, Fleming
  • Leary, R. H.
  • Leith, Peter
  • Little, Samuel
  • Low, Thomas
  • Macandrew, James.
  • Mackay, Robert
  • McKegg, Amos
  • Maitland, J. P.
  • Martin, R. B.
  • Meenan, F.
  • Mercer, Andrew
  • Mill, John
  • Moore, Caleb
  • Morley, Carminipage 24
  • Murray, R. K.
  • M Galium, Captain
  • M'Donald, John
  • M'Ginniss, M. A.
  • M'Gregor, Alex.
  • McLean, Hugh J.
  • McLean, Lachlan
  • McLean, Hon. George
  • McDougal, Wm.
  • MacNeil, Hugh
  • McTaggart, Duncan
  • Neill, P. C.
  • Patterson, William
  • Roberts, John, of Murray, Roberts and Co.
  • Petre, F. W.
  • Pyke, Vincent
  • Ramsay, Keith
  • Reaney, J.
  • Reeves, Charles S.
  • Reid, A. G.
  • Reid, Donald
  • Rennie, A.
  • Richardson, James
  • Ritchie, James
  • Robin, James
  • Ronaldson, Rev. W.
  • Ross, A. H.
  • Russell, C. L.
  • Russell, George G.
  • Scoular, J.
  • Shore, W. M.
  • Simpson, James
  • Shrimski, Samuel
  • Sidey, John
  • Smith, S. G.
  • Snow, William
  • Spedding, D. M.
  • Stanley, Rev. T. L.
  • Stephenson, John
  • Stevenson, William
  • Stratford, H. A.
  • Street, C. H.
  • Strode, A. C.
  • Stronach, Donald
  • Stuart, Rev. D. M.
  • Sutherland, Rev. J. M.
  • Sutherland, Rev. R. R. M.
  • Taggart, W. H.
  • Telford, William
  • Templeton, Thos.
  • Thomson, C.
  • Thomson, Captain
  • Thomson, R.
  • Torrance, J. A.
  • Trotter, Wm. S.
  • Turnbull, George
  • Valentine, Arch.
  • Vogel, Sir Julius
  • Wain, Job. jun.
  • Walter, Henry J.
  • Watson, John
  • Watson, Wm.
  • West, George R.
  • Wilson, T. P.
  • Wilson, Wm.
  • Young, Joseph
  • Williams, Justice

Ladies who are entitled to the rights and privileges of Life Governors.

  • Mrs. L. O. Beal
  • Miss Buchannan
  • Mrs. E. B. Cargill
  • Miss Carr
  • Mrs. Champion
  • Mrs. C. Cook
  • Mrs. S. Dewes
  • Mrs. Dick
  • Mrs. Edwards
  • Mrs. Farley
  • Mrs. Fisher
  • Miss A. T. Gillies
  • Miss E. J. L. Gillies
  • Mrs. Jas. Gore
  • Mrs. T. S. Graham
  • Mrs. Harvey
  • Mrs. John Hislop
  • Mrs. Holmes
  • Mrs. A. Inglis
  • Miss Jarrat
  • Mrs. W. Lambert
  • Miss Lachman
  • Mrs. Kennedy
  • Miss A. Kennedy
  • Miss N. Kennedy
  • Mrs. Lawson
  • Mrs. Liggins
  • Mrs. J. Logan
  • Miss M. Mackerras
  • Miss N. Mackerras
  • Mrs. Dr. Martin
  • Mrs. Muir
  • Mrs. Rattray
  • Mrs. J. Smith
  • Mrs. Tolmie
  • Lady Vogel
  • Miss E. Walcott
  • Mrs. H. J. Walter
  • Mrs. W. Watson
  • Mrs. Webb
  • Miss A. Wilson
  • Miss L. Wilson
  • Mrs. Ziele
page 25

Otago Benevolent Institution.

List of Subscriptions, Donations, and Collections For the Year 1884.

Adair, P. £1 1 0
Aikman, John 1 1 0
Ainger, Henry J 1 1 0
Allen, Charles 1 0 0
Anderson, James, and Co. 1 1 0
Anderson and Morrison 2 2 0
Appleby and Roughton (R.M. Court expenses) 0 10 0
Badcock, H.J. 10 0 0
Bagley and Son 1 1 0
Bagley, B. 2 2 0
Baird, B. R. 5 0 0
Bank Colonial N.Z 5 5 0
Bank New Zealand 5 5 0
Bank New South Wales 6 5 0
Bank Union Australia 5 5 0
Banks, Barron, and Co. 2 2 0
Barker, Jesse 2 0 0
Barr, G. M. 1 1 0
Bastings, Leary and Co. 2 2 0
Baxter, Joseph 1 1 0
Baxter, David 1 1 0
Bayley, Mrs L. 1 1 0
Beadle, by J. E. Denniston 0 5 0
Beal, L. O. 2 2 0
Carried forward £59 14 0
Brought forward £59 14 0
Begg, A. C. 2 2 0
Bell, George 10 0 0
Bentham and Kilpatrick 1 1 0
Berry, Rev. J. 2 0 0
Bing, Harris, and Co. 3 3 0
Boot, Alfred 1 1 0
Borthwick, Mrs 5 0 0
Boxes—Bastings, Leary, and Co. 2 3 2
Boxes Benevolent Institution 1 1 0
Boxes Stirling Athenœum 1 2 6
Boxes Working Men's Club 1 4 1
Braithwaite, J. 1 0 0
Brent, Spencer 2 2 0
Bridgman, W. 1 0 0
Briscoe and Co. 5 5 0
British and N.Z.M. and A. Co. 5 5 0
Brown, Ewing, and Co. 3 2 0
Brown, W., and Co. 3 3 0
Burt, A. and T. 2 2 0
Butterworth Bros. 0 14 5
Butterworth, J. L. 2 2 0
Campbell, Robert, and Sons 10 0 0
Carried forward £125 7 2page 26
Brought forward £125 7 2
Carroll, John 1 1 0
Chamberlain, C. W. 1 0 0
Chapman, R. 7 7 0
Churches, Andersons Bay Presbyterian 3 0 0
Hanover street Baptist 17 10 4
St. John's (Roslyn) 5 13 10
St Mary's (Mornington) 2 0 0
St. Paul's (Dunedin) 38 16 6
Trinity (Lawrence) 6 3 0
Wesleyan (Balclutha) 1 10 0
Rev. Mr Vane's (Waikouaiti) 1 0 0
Cleminson, Mrs (collected) 15 11 6
Clerk Police Court (costs) 0 5 0
Committee in Aid, 1884 2006 9 5
Connell, J. A. 1 1 0
Cooper, C. 1 1 0
Coulls, Culling, and Co 1 1 0
Court, L. 1 1 0
Couston. W. 2 2 0
Dalgety and Co. 5 5 0
Denniston, J. E. 2 2 0
Dick, T. 2 2 0
Donaldson, John 1 1 0
Drain, A. (collected) 15 0 0
Driver, H. 1 1 0
Dunedin Bowling Club 5 5 0
Dunedin Jockey Club 130 19 11
Duthie, W. 1 1 0
Esther and Low 2 2 0
Esther and Low (collected) 20 0 0
Ewing, R. 1 0 0
Fagan, Michael 1 1 0
Fergusson and Mitchell 2 2 0
Fitchett, Rev. A. R. 5 0 0
Fish, H. S., junr. 1 1 0
Fleming, John 1 1 0
Fraser, Hon. Captain 5 0 0
Freeman, James 2 2 0
Carried forward £2,443 6 8
Brought forward £2,443 6 8
Friedlich, H. 1 1 0
Friend, A 5 5 0
Friends, A few 0 8 0
Fulton, James 3 0 0
Gage, J. and W. 2 2 0
Gibson, John, Ashley Downs 5 0 0
Glenomaru Entertainment 5 0 0
Gore, James 2 2 0
Gourley, H. 1 1 0
Graham, Francis 1 1 0
Gregg, W., and Co. 2 2 0
Grey, George 0 10 0
H. P. 1 0 0
Haggitt, B. C. 3 3 0
Hallenstein Brothers and Co. 3 3 0
Hall, Charles (Magic Lantern Entertainment) 1 1 0
Halpin, Thomas 0 10 0
Harrison, J. 2 0 0
Hartley, John 2 0 0
Harvey, Henry 0 10 0
Hayman, P., and Co. 2 2 0
Heaps, J. W. 0 5 8
'Herald' and 'Advertiser' Employees 1 1 0
Herbert, Haynes, and Co. 5 5 0
Haymanson, Low, and Co. 2 2 0
Hislop, John 1 1 0
Hislop, J. A. 1 1 0
Hocken, T. M. 2 2 0
Hogg, Howison, Nicol, and Co. 2 2 0
Holmes, Allan 1 1 0
Howell, G. 1 1 0
Inglis, A. and T. 5 5 0
Irvine, General 1 1 0
Irvine, James 0 16 0
Jacobs, S. 1 1 0
Jerram, Charles 1 0 0
Jobberns, John 1 1 0
Joel, M. 2 2 0
Carried forward £2,516 15 4page 27
Brought forward £2,516 15 4
Kaitangata Local Committee (per N. M. Shore) 44 11 0
Kempthorne, Prosser's Drug Company 4 4 0
Kennedy 4 12 0
Kenyon, E. P. 2 0 0
Kincaid, M'Queen, and Co. 4 0 0
Kincaid, M'Queen and Employees 4 8 0
Kirkpatrick, H. 1 1 0
Knight, F. W. and Co. (collected) 1 3 6
Lambert, J. H. 1 1 0
Langlands, W. 2 2 0
Law, Henderson 1 1 0
Law, Somner, and Co. 1 1 0
Lawson, R. A. 2 2 0
Letham, Robert 0 10 0
Livingston, A. R. 1 1 0
Lovell's Flat, Concertat 8 10 6
Macdonald, John 1 1 0
M'Farlane, A. and J. 2 2 0
M'Gill and Thomson 2 2 0
Mackerras and Hazlett 2 2 0
M'Kay, Angus 1 0 0
M'Leod Bros. (Limited) 2 2 0
Marks, R. M. 1 1 0
Marshall and Copeland 2 2 0
Martin and Watson 1 1 0
Meenan, M. and J. 1 1 0
Meenan, Francis 1 1 0
Melville, W. 0 13 0
Mercer Bros. 2 2 0
Merino Downs, Concert and ball at (per D. Robertson) 9 4 0
Michaelis, Hallenstein, and Farquhar 3 3 0
Millar, heirs of late Mrs (per Dr Stuart) 5 0 0
Miller, C. B. 1 1 0
Mollison, Duthie, & Co. 1 1 0
Mollison, Duthie, Employés 6 15 2
Morris, A. W. 5 0 0
Mount Cargill School Committee 11 0 0
Carried forward £2,711 17 6
Brought forward £2,711 17 6
Murray, Roberts, & Co. 10 10 0
Murray, R. K. and Son 2 2 0
National Mortgage and Agency Co. 10 0 0
Neill and Co., Limited 2 2 0
Neill, Bros. 2 2 0
Neil, James 1 1 0
Nevill, Bishop 5 5 0
Nelson, Alexander (collected) 0 10 6
N.Z. and A. L. Co. 10 10 0
N.Z. L. and M. A. Co. 3 3 0
N.Z. Hardware Co. 2 2 0
'Otago Daily Times' 2 2 0
Palmerston Dramatic Society (per C. Halliwell) 27 0 0
Peterson, John 1 0 0
Pillans, F. S. 5 0 0
Pillans, Mrs., senr. 3 0 0
Puarua, Concert at (per G. W. M'Ewen) 29 6 6
Quick, E. 2 2 0
R.C. 1 0 0
Rainton, C. B. 1 1 0
Rattray, J. and Co. 3 3 0
Reid and Burton 2 2 0
Rennie, Alex. 2 2 0
Rennie, (collected) 3 2 6
Renton, J. 1 1 0
Reynolds, W. H. 2 2 0
Ritchie, J. M. 20 0 0
Ritchie and Bartleman 1 0 0
Roberts, John (account Old Visitor) 42 0 0
Robin, J. 1 1 0
Ronaldson, Rev. W. (collected) 35 4 0
Ross and Glendinning 2 2 0
Ross and M'Neil 1 1 0
Ross, A. 2 12 6
Russell, G. G. 56 11 0
Rutherford, Peter 2 2 0
Sainsbury, E. F. 1 1 0
Sargent, W. H. A. 0 10 0
Scoullar, W. and Co. 2 2 0
Seaside Road Board 0 5 0
Carried forward £3,014 0 6page 28
Brought forward £3,014 0 6
Shacklock, H. E. 1 1 0
Shaw, J. L. 1 1 0
Sheedy, E. 1 1 0
Short, Thos. (collected) 13 0 0
Sidey, John 10 0 0
Sievwright and Stout 2 2 0
Sinclair, J. R. (collected) 28 14 6
Sise, G. L. 2 2 0
Sligo. A. 1 1 0
Smith, S. G. 2 2 0
Smith and Smith 1 1 0
Smith, Anderson, and Co. 5 5 0
Solomon, A. 1 1 0
Somerville, J. 1 0 0
South Dunedin Borough Council 10 0 0
Speight and Co. 2 2 0
Speight and Co. (football match) 10 10 0
Stewart, W. D. 5 5 0
Stewart (balance of damages in Stewart v. Dickson, per Smith & Anderson) 104 14 8
Stone, John 1 1 0
Street, W. P. 10 10 0
Sutherland, W. D. (collected) 30 0 0
T.G. 1 0 0
Taylor, John 1 1 0
Telford, W. 5 0 0
Thompson, Alex. 2 0 0
Thomson and Co. 1 1 0
Thomson, Capt. (collected) 0 5 8
Carried forward £3,269 2 4
Brought forward £3,269 2 4
Tomlinson, Thos. 1 1 0
Torrance, J. A. (collected) 39 0 0
Town Clerk's Office, South Dunedin 2 0 6
Union S.S. Co. 6 6 0
Waipori School Committee (collected) 1 15 0
Waiden, H. 1 1 0
Walter, H.J. 1 1 0
Walton Park Coal Co. 5 0 0
Warepa, Concert and ball at (per C. Dabinette) 12 11 0
Wathen, W. A. W. 0 10 0
Watson, J. and J. 2 2 0
Watson, A. G. 0 7 0
Wilkie, J. and Co. 1 1 0
Wilkie, Mrs, senr. 5 0 0
W.M. 2 2 0
Wilkinson and Pettit 2 2 0
Williams, Justice 20 10 0
Wilson, R. and Co. 2 2 0
Wilson, W. 0 11 0
Wilson, W. A. 1 0 0
Wise, Caffin, and Co. 1 1 0
Wright, Stephenson & Co. 5 5 0
Young, G. and T. 1 1 0
£3383 11 10
Amounts published in Supplementary List last year 28 2 2
£3411 14 0