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To-day is undoubtedly " Babies' Day" at the Early Settlers' Hall: our has only to step inside the door to realise this. The large number of articles which have been sent in for this occasion make a brave show, of which the ladies are .justifiably proud There were two "exhibits "' of those things this morning—one upon which .Mrs Capstiek was busy, and which included, in addition to good, warm garments of every description, small quilts, dolls, picture books, and toys of various kinds. At the other end .if the hall the Otago Early Settlers' Ladies' Guild- had collected the result of one week's work, and here, too, nothing but praise can be give.i to Mrs C. H. Hayward and her band of willing assistants. Altogether the outcome of the appeal on behalf of the wee ones of Belgium and Britain is entirely satisfactory. One of the gifts was a toy motor boat, which was accompanied by a. picture post card of the troopship's Bay, bearing the following message:—"Dear little Belgian boy. -1 am sending you a motor boat for Christmas, and I have two brothers coming to help fight for your beloved country. This is a picture of the boat they are coming in. So be brave. — Eric Fountain, aged eight years, Kaikorai School, Dunedin, Otago. New Zealand." It. may be mentioned that Miss Findlay organised a guild of work ,in the D.S.A*. with the result that a big parcel of dainty and useful children'* garments were brought to the hall this morning by some of tin: girls from that establishment. It will be noted that several monetary gills have been received for the Baby Day fund. It is intended that these shall be sent to the Xew Zealand Committee (Miss 11. Mackenzie, secretary). London, to bo expended in the purchase of'milk i:>r the babies. One member ol the Dunedin Association has learned from relatives at Home that many poor babies arc dying there lor want of'milk. The lady cite- a case of a wo nan whoso hu.sba.nd went to the war. and the wife, with three children, had nothing but what she realised i'roin the sale ol her husband's clothing, and when ihe Dunedin people discovered them no food was in the house. It is needless to add that the unfortunate family are now under the care of those kindly Dunedinites. This case is mentioned to point out the necessity for prompt and generous help Tiie association wish it to be. known that all the cases go troni the Women's Patriotic Association at the Early Settlers' Hall bear a card: "From the Women of Otago, \e\v Zealand." and are shipped i.o the followi-ig addiess: "Lord riunket, New Zealand Patriotic Association, London.'' The women's executive of tin's London association hav-j indertaken to distribute, the goods in the light quarters. i .in loiiou ing donatioiw have been received for the British and Belgian fund (Baby Day):—Mesdames Kemshardt (Waikare), laylor (Christehurc-h). M'Kelvev, G. W. Maedonald, Moliison, Broadben't, Dolman, E. Oliver, Valiange, Kentoul, Findkiy, Hentou, Eudie. P.iuley, Mmiav. Simons (Little Akaloa), T. (..'. Boss, Frank Clapperton, Bremner, W. (,'laik. George Gray. John Bishop (Higheliffj, It. B. Jhuiniston, Gray, Broadfoot, W. ]{. Gawn, John Boberts, John Davie. Dunstan, Scurr. S. W. Geddes, Prictor. J. Cook, Tuckwell. H. K. Wilkinson, 11. Mitchell, kovj, Milne, Richards (Alexandra), Forrestei, Knight (Waiporit, Black. Millar, l'urves (Kaka Point), Logan. Bowling, "G.W.,'' "Sympathiser," "Friend," Oswald Day, Miss Watte, Holy Innocents' Church Guild (per Mrs Xe'vill), JRiina Melville, "M.A.R.." "A.IL," Sawyers Bay School, " Widow's Mite," " A Lady in Jtoalyn," Mi.t; Melville, North Taieri P.W.M.U., Colin and Athol Edwards, A. J. I'ortman, Thea Harroway, Women of Waiikouaiti, Mies Knox, "Anonymous," "Busy," Eddie and Margaret M'Ara, Miss Weldon, Women of Mtxsgicl, Miss Kelsey, Miss Nicholson, Phylats. Cecial MacGregoi.', "Two Sympathisers" (Momona), Miss Anderson {Kaka Point), Peggy Mandeno, Matthew Allan, " An Abbotsford Mother." Monetary Donations.—Mrs Gray ss, Mrs Harraway 2s 6d, Katrina Bardsley 10s, Winifred Bardsley 10s, Mrs Cutten £5 ss, Eddie and Margaret M'Ara 7s 6d, Mrs MTntyre 2s 6d, May Id, Bessie 3d, Girl 6d (baby fund). Lady Liverpool Fund (Goods). —Mrs Permit], Mrs White, Ladies of Queenstown, Mrs Gow, Mrs Miliar (Kaka Point), Mrs Dunetan. The Women's Committee at Balclutha have forwarded £23 18s. Of this 6s is for the Queen Mary fund and 12s for the Red Cross fund, the balance being for the Belgian and British relief funds. Owing to yesterday's lists inadvertently becoming mixed, a large number of the donations appearing under the heading of Overseas Club should have been credited to the Dunedin Women's Association. Will the donors please take notice. Cakes, sweets, and buttonholes will be gratefully received at the Early Settlers' Hall tiif 12 o'clock for tho High School

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DUNEDIN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION., Evening Star, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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DUNEDIN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION. Evening Star, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914