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Pres., Sir J. Stirling Maxwell, Bart, of Pollok, M.P.;
vice-presidents, David Tod, of Eastwood Park, Arch.
Brownlie, of Monkcastle, and 18 directors ; treasurer,
James Dunlop, Clydesdale Bank, Pollokshaws; secre-
tary, John George Sewell, solicitor, 83 West Regent
street, Glasgov?'.
This society was instituted in 1797 by several
gentlemen residing in or near Glasgow connected by
birth or otherwise with the parish of Eastwood, for
the purpose of holding a social meeting once a year,
and of collecting a sum of money for distribution
among the deserving poor of that parish. About
^£120 is annually distributed at the end of December,
Last year £117 128. was distributed among 196 poor
persons, each recipient getting 12s. The annual
meeting is held on the second Wednesday of Decem-
ber, to which all connected with the parish of East-
wood are invited.
President, the Lord Provost; vice-presidents, John
^Davidson, James Millar, Robert Westlands, and John
Macpherson ; joint treasurers, John Laing and D. T.
JLaing, 20 Bridge Street, s.s. ; secretaries, A. B. Kirk-
patrick, 88 St. Vincent Street, and T. Eaton Robin-
son, C.A., city registrar. Supported by voluntary
contributions; no invested funds. About 900 widows
assisted annually,
Objects of the society — 1. To carry on medical
mission work among the poor in Glasgow. 2. To
encourage a missionary spirit among medical students
in Glasgow, 3. To co-operate with kindred societies
in training and supporting medical missionaries.
Office-bearers — Hon. President, the Kight Hon. Lord
Overtoun ; president, Dr. J. D. Maclaren ; vice-presi-
lent, Wm. Sloan, Esq. ; secretaries, Dr. Thos. Brown
Henderson, 19 Elmbank Street, R. Hope Robert-
son, Esq., 58 St. Vincent Street ; treasurer, Robert
Gourlay, Esq, Bank of Scotland; superintendents,
Dr. G. Muir Connor, 2 Whitehill Gardens, Armadale
Street, Dennistoun, and Dr. A. Templeton, 7 Bute
Gardens, Hillhead ; treasurers for Ladies' Auxiliary,
Mrs. John Gumprecht, 8 Lynedoch Place, and Miss
Hamilton, 3 Belmar Terrace, Pollokshields. Dis-
pensary, 123 Moncur St., Calton, is open for the
iick poor every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fri-
day between 12 and 1 o'clock. Dispensary, 6 Oxford
Street, S.S., is open every Monday, Wednesday, and
riday, between 11 and 1 o'clock. Every Sabbath
iay evangelistic meetings are held in both dispensaries
,t half-past two and seven o'clock.
Founded by the late Miss Balmanno, in 1856, for
ijroviding annuities of £20 each, to unmarried ladies,
iatives of Glasgow, not under 40 years of age, who
lave been brought up in the prospect of independence,
"y ind accustomed to superior society, but who frona
idversity may have fallen into reduced circumstances.
There are at present seven annuitants.
[j I Factor, J. Roxburgh Strong, C.A., 110 West
Greorge st.
Cathedral Square.
The Hon. the Lord Provost, David Richmond, Esq..
chairman ; Jas. Nicol, City Chamberlain, hon. treas. ;
A. A. Fergusson,bon. secretary; John Lawson, super-
intendent male prisoners ; Mrs. Elder, bible woman
for female prisoners.
55,245 discharged prisoners and convicts have been
dealt with by us since March, 1889, at which period
the directors inaugurated a change in the method of
their operaticns among this unfortunate class of our
criminal population. Our new building for the
reception of male and female discharged prisoners is
now occupied by the society. It is situated in a
prominent position in Cathedral Square, within a few
yards from the exit gate of Duke Street Prison, from
whence, with those from Barlinnie Prison, the prisoners
are daily discharged. There they are met every morn-
ing at half past eight by two of our officials, and are
each presented with a card of invitation to cur hall,
wheie a hearty breakfast of coffee with an ample
supply of bread and butter is provided for them.
After family worship every one of this large number
is conversed with, and the name and the charge
against him, with the sentence, entered in our boofes.
From the outset they are informed that help in shape
of money is to cease, the Society being now prepared
to adopt the plan of securing remunerative employ-
ment for every man who is disposed honestly to
accept it. To this course we have steadily adhered,
and the result is that during the seven and a half years
of its prosecutioQ 6300 men have beeo placed in
various large industrial works in the city and neigh-
bourhood. In 1896 work was found for 1102 men.
Such a record of rescue work speaks for itself, and
suggests the inquiry — " What would have been the
state of matters among these men had no such helping
hand as ours been held out to them .' "
Admission to the Houses of Shelter in Garnethill
and Whitevale Street is procured for those women
who desire to break with the old courses.
The nurseries are— 25 M'Intyre St., Anderston >
31 Dalmarnock Road, Bridgeton; 6 Corn Street'
Garscube Road, Cowcaddens; 64 Douglas Street?
Partick ; and 3 South Wellington Place, Hutcheson-
town. Children whose parents require to leave them
to go out to work, as in the case of widows, widowers,
deserted mothers, &c., are cared for in the nurseries.
A charge of 3d. per day is made for each child, and
6d. for two of a family, but the Association requires
over £500 per annum from the public to carry on
its work. Hon. secretary, Geo. B. Young, Esq , 45
West George St. ; hon. treasiu'er, J. Carfrae Alston.,
Esq., James Watt St,
Established 1832.
The above Society meets in the North Hall of
Greyfriars Church, 40 North Albion Street, on the
first Saturdays of March, June, September, and
December at 6 o'clock p.m., when members may be
enrolled. Samuel Browne, secy., 122 North St., West.

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