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HINDMARSH PATRIOTIC FUND.

WHERE THE MONEY GOES. 220 CASES DEALT WITH.

By 'Credo.**

The HindnaZsh committee of the Mayor's Patriotic Fond consists of the Mayor, aldermen, and councillors, all the mirnfltarK of reBvion in the tlistrict.

representative ritirrfrm. snd the town clerk (as secretary). A subcommittee has been appointed, consisting of all the ministers and two representative laymen, with the Bev. H. C. Farley «s chairman. J bad a chat with Mr. Far ley this week on the doings of the com mittee, and teamed something of the ex tent of -its work. - ' 'Does this take «q- mucb of your tune?' I asked. - . ' . '?WeU, we meet every Monday* Wednes day, anil Friday, and our «tuty is. to in vestigate, visit, and recommend regarding every application -£or-«ss?6tant»,cen£ in.' 'With so many «nsatab!e agencies in the town, is there not a. danger of over lapping?' ? ? ' . ' 'No. Xhs yTnrt»—* Town Mission -is represented on 'the subcommittee' bv the secretary (Mr. Poddy), who fee lived m the diatnet for 60 years, end knows nearly everybody.- Mr. Puddy, you'wiH remem ber, succeeded- the ^late Mr. Hackness in

'SEATH THE . SHADOW OF THE PYRAMIDS. ? .'* ..., . TWO OF OXJS. BOYS WITH THE SOUTH A5SZRALIAN JEXPEPITIOirAEY P0EC5 OT EGYPT vTSnUTCr 1HE SPfflNX. -

'SEATH THE . SHADOW OF THE PYRAMIDS. ? .'* ..., . TWO OF OXJS. BOYS WITH THE SOUTH A5SZRALIAN JEXPEPITIOirAEY P0EC5 OT EGYPT vTSnUTCr 1HE SPfflNX. -

the same positioa nearly 30. years ago. Be sides, every religions* organisation 8- '* district is represented, and there cannot possibly be any overl&DpinR, for before say claim is recognised it is thoroughly investi gated, and if thought advisable the home of the applicant is visited.' 'Have tos had zna&y\sppiication9 for ss sktance?' 'Since the launching of the Mayor's Patriotic Fund we have dealt with nearly 220 famiues. disbursing about £150 per week. Ajt Christmas time it was resolved to -k- a little mor« than ordinarily— not that we intended to epend money, in lux uries, but we thought it fitting that the poor should have some Christmas comforts as weU se bare necessities. To that end, in conjunction with the various miflaons, me granted a few extras. 'Some kind friends afeo cazne forward to assist us. and the committee were enabled personally to do quite a lot to ameliorate the condition of many families. The Town Mission, in conjunction with our committee, issued 336 2/6 and 5/ orders, amounting to nearly £50, towanfe Christmas cheer. In addi tion, the Town Mission distributed be tween 30 and 40 parcels of Christmas com forts in homes of people who, though in went, could not bring themselves to apply forheto.' 'I suppose there sre many each people in your midst?' 'Oh, yes. The Town MJsskwer could teS ybo many sad stories of people in seed of sOBjUnee, but whose finer reelings pre clude them from *n^ir'ig their distress known. Tie various churches, ? too, beve opportunities that the ordinary lay folk lack, and I know of many ministers who are ouietly doing a noble -work.' 'Hinctaiarah seems to have a v«ry krge percentage of soot folk?' . 'Tea, but that may be accounted for in ibst ft is a nfcmi factoring district, with ma^y small homes, sod & eJunm in any branch of trade seems to throw large vum bere ont of employment. The Mevpr's Pat riotic Fund beaJuuartere is oWtne witii 1.780 cases thTooebqpt the State and out of that number H^fdmareh has 220. As I have already told von. every jooe of those 220 is thoroughly iirvegtigsted. asd we can vouch for the gemnnieness of eH.'

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