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W.C.T.U.

The monthly meeting of th« Women's Christian Temperance Union was held in the No-license Rooms, Moray place, on Tuesday afternoon. The first'part of the meeting took the form of a memorial service to the lato Mrs R. Booth. Meedames Driver andPorteous spoke of the inspiring influence of the womanly graciousness and faithful services of the late- member, whose outward life mirrored th2 Christ-life within. A motion was passed expressing deep sympathy wMi the sorrowing family? The following rceolutians were adopt-od: "That tho members of the W.C.T.U. express their horror at the atrocities committed by Germans in their march through Belgium, and express tho belief that thes,? were largely due to the drinking customs of the German army, and furnish the strongest possible argument for the abolition of all intoxicating liquors. Tho action of the Belgians in destroying ex-ory' bottle of intoxicants before Teavhm Antwerp proved their conviction that the frightful barbarities of the Germans were duo to diunkenness." "That there is much cause for _ thankfulness that some authorities in military and naval affairs in Great Britain. United States, Russia, and New Zealand ara_ putting temptation to indulge in intoxicants out of the way of our soldiers and sailors, by prohibiting its use. Russia has sacrificed £90,000,000 annually by tho abolition of tho spirit monopoly. This direful war has achieved a victory elsewhere than on the battlefield."

Regret was expressed that the measure to give women seats in the Legislative Council had been defeated, but tho union still hope that women representatives may in the future occupy seats in both Houses of Parliament.

Mr 3 Jarvie was appointed superintendent of home and suburban meetings.

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W.C.T.U., Evening Star, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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W.C.T.U. Evening Star, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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