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Women in Print.

We paint our lives in fresco ; the soft and f nsile plaster of the moment hardens under every stroke of the brush into eternal rock.— Sterling.

A large and representative gathering of W.O.T.U. members and friends met in the Constable-street rooms on Tuesday afternoon in honour of the visit of Lady Holder, president of the South Australian W.C.T.U. There were over eighty present; among them were Mrs. Evans (District President), the Mayor and Mrs. Luke, the Revs. J. Dawson, G. S. Cook, and Knowles Smith, the Hon. C. M. Luke and Mrs. Luke, _ady Stout, Mesdames Cook, Dawson, A. R. Atkinson, Knowles Smith, and Kersley, The room was tastefully decorated, and a dainty tea provided. Mis. Evans, on behalf of the W.C.T.U., extended to Lady Holder a very hearty greeting, and the Mayor welcomed her on behalf of the citizens. The Rev. Mr. Dawson, who met Lady Holder when visiting Australia, spoke on behalf _, of the New Zealand Alliance. Mrs. A. R. Atkinson, on behalf of the Central Union, welcomed Lady Holder, and said that^ although it was very dreary and cold outside, yet inside the hearts of the White Ribboners were warm with love for their visitor, whom W.C.T.U. women honour the wide world over. Lady Holder then expressed her thanks for the welcome, and gave an interesting address on the World's Convention, lately held in Brooklyn, U.S.A., when thirty-four countries were represented. Lady Holder referred to the loss sustained to the Union by the death of Mrs. Cole, and also to the World's Union, by tfie passing away of Mrs. Stevens. Regret was expressed that Lady Holder's visit was to be so short. The Hon. C. M. Luke proposed a very hearty vote of thanks to the speaker. Songs were contributed during the afternoon by misses Crewes, Chappie, and Ward. Mrs, Ward acted as accompanist. The delegates appointed at the recent Social and Political League meeting were to the conference of the Woman Suffrage Union British Dominions Overseas, which was inaugurated by Misses Newcomb and Hodge at a meeting at the Town Hall, Wellington, last year. Delegates have been, appointed from the Plunket Society —Lady Plunket, Mrs. W. Reed, and Mrs. Chapman; from the S.P.W. and C, Mrs. Ponsonby and Mrs. Glover. Delegates are going from Christchui'ch, Auckland, and' Dunedin. The union is non-party and non-political, and the idea has been received with sympathy by all the suffrage societies —militant and nonmilitant—numbering now 55, with thousands of branches, including representatives from all organised women societies. The first conference is to be held in the rooms of the Westminster Palace Hotel, London, on 9th July, and Sir John Cockburn, K.C.M.G., will be chairman. The reception will be given by members of the Actresses' Franchise League. Last Tuesday evening Dr. Tolhur&t lectured in St. John's Schoohoom to the members of the Wellington Nursing Division. Mrs. W. S. Moorhouse presided, and over forty ladies were present. The lecture proved interesting, dealing with numerous ailments, under the heading of "Emergencies." Special reference was made to maternity work. A vote of thanks was accorded tho doctor for his instructive address. The engagement is announced in the Weekly Press of Miss Dorothy Christie, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Christie, of Wanganui, to Mr. Oiin Beetham, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Beetham, Branccpeth, Masterlon. Sir Joseph and Lady "Ward are in Napier. Miss Eva Macdonald, of Dunedin, is a guest of Mrs. Morris, Hobson-street. Mrs. Hiley returned from Sydney by the Willochra on Wednesday. Mrs. Sanford Cox, of Marton, is staying with her sisters, the Misses Macgregor. ______ Mrs. and Miss Horton leave to-mor-row for Sydney. Mrs. Fitchett has returned to Wellington. Mrs. F. Dillon, of Leefield, Blenheim, who has been at Miss Malcolm's, returns to Marlborough to-day. Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Hislop returned yesterday from a visit to Sydney. Professor Norwood and Mrs. Norwood are passengers for San Francisco by the Willochra. News has reached New Zealand of the death in England of Mrs. J. R. Logan, widow of the late Mr. J. R. Logan, who was a partner in the firm of Messrs. Macky, Logan, Caldwell, Ltd. Out of respect to her memory the various branches of the company throughout New Zealand will be closed to-day. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny returned yesterday from Sydney. Mrs. W. H. Reynolds and the Misses Reynolds, who leave for London by the Corinthic, arrived in vvellington from Dunedin this morning. Miss Lily Logan, who has been staying in Invercargill with her sister, Mrs. O'Beirne, returned to Wellington this morning. She is staying with Mrs. H. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. La Morte have arrived from Napier, and are at the Grand' Hotel. Staying at the Oroi'-" Vire: Mrs. Temperley (Palmerstop 1 Mil), Mrs. Monck" ton, and Mr. an ..Irs. Stratton (Hastings). Staying at the New Commercial are: Mr. and Mrs. Coi'bett (Timaru), Mr. and Mrs. Batiste (Wanganui), Mr. and Mm Ryan (Christchurch), and Mrs. Hynes (Melbourne). Mrs. Napier M'Lean has let her house on the Terraco to Mr. Vernon Reed, M.P., ami intends to spend some time in Napier. The Canterbury Times announces the engagement of Miss Dorothy Nisbet, daughter of Mrs. Nisbet, of* Dunedin, and niece of Mrs. J. A. Pike, and Mr. Crouch, of Brisbane. Mr. T. Ward has let his house on Wellington-terrace to Mx*s. Good/ of Wanganui. Miss Ward leaves on a visit to Mrs. Anderson, of Taumarunui, next week, and Mrs. Ward will stay for a time at the Hutt. Mrs. Joseph Joseph and Miss Joseph returned from Dunedin this morning. Miss Ellen Terry, the famous actress, who is due 4o arrive in Auckland early in June on a tour of New Zealand, has had to postpone her departure from Sydney for a week, according to a cablegram received by the Auckland Town Clerk on Tuesday. Miss Terry has been ordered by her doctor to rest before starting her Now Zealand tour. Tho monthly medal round, played on the Lower Hutt links yesterday, rcsultec in a win for Mrs. Murphy (senior playex,

86, handicap 9, net 77; and Mrs. Mason (junior player) 123, handicap 40, net 83. A bogey competition is to be played on the Lower Hutt links on Wednesday, 27th May, at 1.30 p.m., in aid of the Plunket Home and School for Mothers. A prize has been offered, and an entranco fee for competitors has been fixed at 2s. At the Hotel Cecil are staying Mrs. R. B. Ross and Miss Ross (Pahiatua), Mr. and Mrs. M'Loan (Hastings), Miss Hathaway and Miss Fulton (Masterton), Mr. and Mrs. Devine (Palmerston North), Mr. and Mrs. J. A. M'Kenna, Mrs. Herbert and son (Eketahuna), Mrs. A. J. lies (Rotorua), Mrs. Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Cupples (Invercargill), and Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Perry (Ellensburg, U.S.A.).

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Women in Print., Evening Post, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 119, 21 May 1914

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Women in Print. Evening Post, Volume LXXXVII, Issue 119, 21 May 1914

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