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DUNEDIN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION.

Tho ladies at the Early Settlors' Hall are busy preparing kits for the reinforcements, filling hold-alls and making handkerchiefs. The Kaikorai liand have undertaken to plav selections at tho Art Society's exhibition in the Art Gallery this evening, while on Saturday afternoon tea will be provided by Lady Al'Lean, Airs John lloberts, and Airs Sim. Cases of clothing for tho British and Belgian fund have been received from Alosgiol, Clinton, Hampden, Bali'our, Clyde, Cromwell, (hjitram, Bulclutha, l'almerston, Waipiatn, Oniakau, Heriot, and from several other donors. The following monetary donations have been received: —Collected by little Edward Keast for a Belgian boy's Christmas bos, os. British and Belgian fund: Airs J. A. Haslett, 10s; Airs D. Bowman, £l. For Cardigan jackets: '"C.A.," us. Donations for all funds are .still coming in freely.

THE METHODIST SYNOD AND THE WAR.

At last night's sitting of the Otago Alethodist Synod, it was resolved on the motion of the llev. J. T. Pinfold:— That this Synod place on record their sorrow that tho British Empire has been plunged into a state or war, notwithstanding tho many and great efforts made by the Home Government to avoid it. They express their deep conviction that no other course was possible than interveution, determined by regard lor tho welfare of weaker nations and tho sanctity of treaties. They further express their abhorrence of the barbaric methods adopted by the German Army and tueir unreserved admiration for the noblo stand made by tho Belgian nation. They trust that no peace will be made until tho Allies have secured, by tho destruction of military despotism in Germany, the basis of a permanent peace. They rejoice in the magnificent nmniiVsuttiou of loyalty that has been made among all sections and in every part of the Empiro, especially in the patriotic response of our young men to thoir country's call; and commend them and all our chaplains, surgeons, and nurses to tho prayers and sympathy of our people. They bespeak tho generous support of our congregations for tho funds for the relief of suffering and tho prevention of destitution arising from the war. They emphasise the solemn call to instant and fervent prayer that the divine blessing may rest upon the throne, His Alajesty's advisers, and our gallant defenders by land and sea. They earnestly that success may attend our army' and navy, so that victory may he given to those principles of righteousness which the British Empire has taken 'up arms to defend, and thru an earlv

and abiding peace may be established. It was reported that the churches had been requested to take up retiring collections or make- special efforts to augment the Belgian relief hind. A collection taken up recently in Trinity Church had met with a hearty response, £SO being donated.

THE FOUR C'S. Sir Robert Baden-Powell, at the Guildhall :—" It has 'been said that in soldiering and in war there are four ' C's which make for success—Courage, Com-mon-sense, Cunning, and Cheerfulness. One of the sides is fighting with onlythree of these ' C's '—Courage, Commonsense, and Cunning. Our side is fighting with tho addition of Cheerfulness and faith, that we are fighting on the right side. Our 'Tommies'' have .shown themselves to be good, cheery men, and the Germans will find it ' a long, long way to Tipperary.' We must keep sober and not lot success carry us away. Thero may be disasters, there are bound to be heavy losses. Wo have to face it and keep a cheerful countenance. There is still a possibility—in fact, a great probability—of the enemy making one desperate cast to try to invade us in one form or another* and we must be ready for that. Although things may seem to be going on perfectly well ou the Continent, we "Mist prepare our minds 'and our men. If we keep of one mind and a cheerful countenance, all. is bound to come well in the end."

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DUNEDIN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION., Evening Star, Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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DUNEDIN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION. Evening Star, Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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