The Committee met on Wednesday. Present—Mr. G. H. Varley (chairman), Mr. F. Doberer (treasurer), Mr. T. Page (hon. sec.), Messrs. D. Beatson, G. Crispin, D. Gillies, E. G. Elworthy, E. T. Blaxland and Assistant Secretary.
Prior to commencing the business of the meet- ing, the Chairman referred to the death of Mr.
Edward Creer, the oldest member of committee and a life member of the institution. During his lengthy service, Mr. Creer had been most loyal to the institution, and had influenced members of his family and others in a similar direction. The Chairman reported that he had ordered a wreath
to be sent in the name of the Committee.
It was resolved, on the motion of Mr. Doberer,
to send a letter of condolence to Mrs. Creer and Family, and to place Mr. Creer's name on the " Honorary Services Tablet " in the Board room.
The reports showed that 24 patients had been admitted during the month, 21 discharged, two deaths (Michael Holmes, aged 72, and Minnie Sambebbe, 17) ; no. in Hospital 16 ; daily average 16.1 ; and 22 outdoor patients. Dr. Henry made 56 visits during the month, Dr. Smith 36, Dr. Cameron 27, and Dr. Kearney 20. No. of visits by general public since last meeting 413.
The Treasurer reported payments during June amounting to £95 18s 10d, and receipts £23 17s 6d. He submitted for payment—accounts £65 7s 7d, salaries £30 19s 6d, J. G. Popplewell (improve- ments) £31 1s. When these were paid, their current account would be in debit ; but they had claims for subsidy against the Treasury amounting
to £330 12s 8d.
The House Committee reported that the ceilings and other improvements had been completed, and they were empowered to carry out some minor
A letter was read from Dr. H. G. Taylor-Young, stating that the Hospital X-ray apparatus had been thoroughly tested by Dr. Herschall Harrie, of Macquarie-street, and it now holds the record for the colonies, as the first case of stone in the bladder to be demonstrated by X-rays was done by it.
It was resolved to write Dr. Harris and Dr. Young, thanking them for the very great trouble they had taken over the repair and testing of the apparatus, and to invite the senior officer of the Hospital (Dr. Smith) to take charge of the appar-
Six applications for the position of Pupil Pro- bationer were duly considered, and a ballot resulted in the eleotion of Miss Maria Roach, of
Mr. Doberer gave notice that he would move at the next meeting that a bonus be allowed to the honorary secretary, Mr. Page, for the large amount of extra clerical work he had most willingly performed during the absence of the Treasurer, and the illness of the Assistant Secretary.