In the House of Representatives yesterday the Prime Minister, in reply to Mr Hine, stated that the Government were of opinion that Seewald, the German prisoner now undergoing sentence for having a wireless plant m his possession, was far too dangerous a man to ho at large, and after his sentence had expired ho would bo handed over to the military authorities. While on the subject of wireless plants, he desired to say that ho had been informed by experts that these small plants while not able to send were capable of receiving messages. This, of course, was a dangerous practice, as a message might be picked up and sent to the enemy by letter. A great many rumors were current about wireless plants, but this was the only one the Government had secured. If this person had been caught communicating with the enemy, all he (Mr Maseey) could say was that he would not have the opportunity of doing it again. He would be tried by courtmartial, and everybody knew what the decision of the court would be. (Hear, hear.) OTAGO PATRIOTIC AND GENERAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION. The hon. treasurers of the Otago Patriotic and General Welfare Association acknowledge the receipt of the following donations to the fund Previously acknowledged £11,871 14 5 “ Pensioner Lady ” 0 2 0 Dr L. E. Barnett 10 0 0 John Maxwell, Waikouaiti 5 5 0 Wm. Souter ... ... 5 5 0 C. H. Statham ... ... 5 5 0 F. H. Campbell 5 0 0 M. IL Hill „. ... 5 0 0 Alex. Smaill 5 0 0 J. MTntyre ... ... .„ 110 Mrs J. M'lntyra 110 F. R. Shepherd 110 Robert Constable ... ... 100 W. Davidson 10 0 Wm. Haworth 10 0 C. Hurley ... .„ 10 0 Wm. Murdoch 10 0 E. Samson 10 0 “F.S.” 10 0 A. Tale 10 0 L. C. Jolly 10 0 “ A Working Man ” 10 0 “M.H.R.” ... ... 010 0 “L.T.” ... 0 3 0 “Elgin” 0 10 0 Miss Kelsey 22 0 W. A. Grieve 5 0 0 Amounts previously acknowledged through t'lio Press 68 0 0 Ellen M. Jenkins 10 0 0 Professor Boys-Smith ... 10 0 0 Murray, Roberts, and Co. 5 0 0 Wm. Tavles 5 0 0 E. G. White 5 0 0 Webb and Allan 5 5 0 W. Hoff 22 0 “ E.R.” 0 10 0
£12,042 14 5 FOR THE POOR OF BELGIUM AND BRITAIN. AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT. IO THE EDITOR. Rjr,—Just a line of thanks from the Kaikorai Women’s Association before we take a very necessary rest after having renovated and remade some thousands of garments, bed-spreads, etc., and dc- . spatched them to tho Home Land to relieve the Belgian and British poor during the coming winter. A most generous response was made to our appeal for leftoff clothing, and we have, indeed had a busy but happy time. One member of tho association, as she put away her thimble on Wednesday last, said : “Well, it has done me good, for I have learnt how to make something out of nothing,” referring, of course, to tho fact that something useful had been made out of seemingly worthless garments. Mrs Sutherland and I hoped, by keeping our women working, to relievo the tension which was, and is, trying us all at this critical period of our nation’s history. We believe this has been done, and we hope and trust that, besides the benefit to ourselves, those poor strangers in a strange land, and our own kin across the sea, may have a lot of comfort out of the warm, good garments that by the kindness of donors we arc enabled to sand to them. In closing our present report, I desire to thank, on behalf of our association, Mr 'Styche and staff of Fhaw, Savill Shipping Company for kindness and courtesy extended to us at all times: Mr Morton, Mr H. J. Malcolm and staff of Kaikorai, Mr MUreary, Mr H. Sewell, and the editor of the ‘Evening Star' for unfailing help and sympathy. The Kaikorai Women's Association will be ready for work when the need arises.—l am. etc. ■ E. Pinfold.
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WIRELESS PLANTS., Evening Star, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914