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LOUVAIN UNIVERSITY.

OTAGO UNIVERSITY'S SYMPATHY. The. following resolution, drafted by Mr W. J. Morrell, was carried at yesterday's meeting of the Otago University Council:— That the council wish to express their deepest sympathy with, the ancient and honored University of Louvain, and their indignation at the wanton and lawless destruction of that famous home of learning and the historic treasures therein contained. The council would also record their heartfelt admiration of the bravery and self-sacrifice of the noble Belgian nation. The University of Otago is proud to know that many of its own alumni have gone forth to serve as comrades in arms of the Belgians in the cause of freedom and humanity. ‘•MAY GOD DEFEND THE EIGHT,’’ fern prayed the Kaiser, rounding off his speech, Proclaiming his were just and lofty aims; How he has ta'en up arms his foes, to teach That naught knows he—save pure and holy claims. Pretending thus a true and righteous cause, He slips from leash his dogs, to rend and bite; Whilst trampling ’ncath his feet a nation’s laws. He loudly prays “ .May God defend tho right.” Yes ; God defends the, right, where hands are clean, Where war’s not waged for conquest, lust of power; Ami we too pray, most solemnly, I ween, That He will safeguard “right” in this dark hour. Emperor! you have, clothed yourself with shame; Would that you had striven to be wiser. God will defend the “right,’ where rests not blame. But God’s “ right ” will not be “ right ” of Kaiser. Never again may Britain call you friend, Since you now perjure ev’ry cherished vow ; And all our hopes for concord with you end, For faithlessness looms large upon your brow. —Charles Kelsey (formerly of Auckland), in the ‘Bournemouth Daily Echo.’ The officers of Court Excelsior, A.U.E., Mornington, waited upon the court’s C.R. (Bro. U. V. Cargill) on the eve of his departure to join tire reinforcements, to bid him farewell and wish him God-speed and a safe return. In presenting Bro. Cargill with a set of military brushes and compass, P.D.C.11. Bro. Palmer spoke fittingly in regard to the enthusiasm and intelligence displayed by him in the capacity of C.R. of the court, and congratulated him on the spirit of patriotism in offering his services to the Empire’s cause. Whatever the future might bring forth, he was confident Bro. Cargill would do his duty cheerfully and manfully. On behalf of the court he wished him a safe return. P.C.R.s Bros. A. J. Morrison, W. Mearns, and I). Anderson also spoke in complimentary terms. Bro. Cargill, in returning thanks for the gifts, said he had endeavored to servo the court faithfully, lie would remember the kind words of the officers, and would look back upon tho happy and educative hours he had spent in the court room. He remarked that as a unit in a great Empire he wmuld do all in his power to assist in the overthrow of the domineering Power to which we are opposed

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LOUVAIN UNIVERSITY., Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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LOUVAIN UNIVERSITY. Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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