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(By Telegraph.—Press Association.) WELLINGTON, Wednesday. The annual convention of the Women's Christian Temperance Union will be opened to-morrow. The delegates to the convention were welcomed by members .of the Wellington branch and others to-.tjay. The Hon. T. W. Hislop, Mayor of Wellington, in the absence of Mrs. Hislop through illness, addressed the gathering. He said nothing could be higher or nobler than the union's work in the reclamation of waifs and strays who had fallen by the way. The Rev. F. W. Isitt, of the New Zealand Temperance Alliance, an d'the Rev. W. J. Williams, president of the Council of Churches, also delivered speeches of welcome. Mrs. Cole, of Christchurcb, president of the union, in returning thaiiks, congratulated the temperance party upon the success which had attended its efforts at the last local option poll. The union had tried long enough to get rid of the barmaids; now they were endea-vouring to get rid of the bars themselves.

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W.C.T.U. CONVENTION., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 66, 18 March 1909

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W.C.T.U. CONVENTION. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 66, 18 March 1909

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