£1,350 RAISED. FURTHER. RETURNS YET TO COME IN. As was "generally anticipated, the response to the appeal of the Hospital Saturday Association for contributions to the annual collection was liberal, £1,350 being in hand on Saturday night. It is sangrinely estimated that the grand total will reach £1,700. A large number of country returns have yet to come in. and school lists, hotel boxes, and special donations have also to be added to tho £1,350 referred to. The ladies, who are largely responsible for the handsome collection made, stuck to their posts until close on 9 p.m. The officials of the National Bank, under Mr R Martin, hon. treasurer of the association, were engaged counting until 4 o’clock in the morning, Mr Martin’s voluntary assistants being Messrs W. R. Urquhart, K. O. Taylor, A. Reyner, R. D. Dunmeen, J. Atkin, J. S. Cantrell, J. Wilson, A. White, W. B. Rea, W. K. Gill, R. H. Stott. P. W. Speers, T. Q. Denniston, J. M. Marshall, A. W. Watson. R. C. M'Master, V, G. Symes, and J. Brown. That the services of Miss Carrie Moore and members of tho company from the Princess Theatre were appreciated was evidenced from the fact that Mr G. 0. Israel (president of the association), Mrs Theomin, Misses Stewart arnd Burt, prominent officials of the association, several nurses, and a Boy Scout carrying a beautiful basket of roses, were ushered on to fho stage by Air Orome, the theatre manager. Mr Israel, in a neat speech, thanked Miss Moore and the members of the company for their efforts in connection with the collection, and he bogged Miss Moore to accept ns a small gift from tho women of Otago a basket of roses in recognition qf their kind assistance. Miss Moore feelingly responded. The St. Clair residents got up a fin' 1 spectacular ehow this veav. Airs Beadle suggested the idea, ana it was enthusiastically taken up by Aliss Aliller, Air Vivian Fisher, Mise Fisher, and Air H, C. Campbell. who organised and controlled a really effective procession of the Allies. Miss Aliller impersonated Britannia*, Air J. K. Benton, John Bull; Airs Pickard, England; Aliss M'Donald, Scotland i Mr T. Fleming. Ireland ; Aliss Ross, Wales; Misses Fisher and O’Shea, Canada; Air Noel Fulton, South Africa; Air APCaw, New Zealand: Aliss Torsion, Belgium; Jack Strang, Samoa ; Air V. Fisher, India ; Misses Alice Church and Alacauley, Japan ; Air AI. Hill, Fiji; Air Drake, Russia; Air F. Drake, the Army. The costumes were Al. Masters Wilson and Smith danced ; Mr T. K. Sidey cave an address; and the boys of St, Peter’s choir rang patriotic songs. The following are the details of some of the collections:—Manor place (St. Andrew’s Church; Aliss Jessie Cairns and assistants),—£39 14s 3jd (last year, £3B 4s 3d). Empire Buildings (Mrs Cnpstick and assistants).—£2l 18s 2d (new eland). Jacobs’s Corner (Karitane Hospital; Airs P. H. Carr and assistants). —£59 6s 6£d (£63 Os sid). Convalescent Fund (Mrs Johnston Brown and assistants). —£43 15» ll(d (£39 13s 2d). Stock Exchange (St. John Ambulance; Miss J. D. Hooper).—£sß 4s 7*d (£2O 12s). Grand Hotel (Overseas Club; Aliss Sinclair and assistants).—£l42 14s 2d, including £4O 15s 8d collected at show grounds (£29 15s). Government Life Insurance (Catholic stand; Mc-dames J. B. Gallon, jun., Jackson. and Herbert, and assistants).—£l2B 7s 7d (£4B 2s). Bank of Now Zealand (Misses James and Stephenson and assistants).—£3l 2s s£d (£IS 5s 6d). UraHlwaite’s fill's J C. M’George and assistants).—£43 6s (£l2 16s 91). City Hate] (First Church: Sirs Peter Dick and Sister Mabel and assistants).—£26 8s 6id (£2B 3s 6d). Hallenstdn Bros.’ Corner (Trinity Church; Ml's Ackroyd and assistants). —£36 17s 5d (£lO 9s 6d). Townsend’s Corner (Otago Ladies’ Club; Airs H. Lindo Ferguson and assistants).—£4o 14s 7d (£8 17a 9d). Railway Station (St. Matthew’s Church; Mrs H. Gourley and assistants).—£l9 6s (£l7 3s). Sprosen’a Corner (Dunedin Hospital nurses; Miss Alyles and assistants).—£s3 4s 4£d (£35 5s 3d). Moray Place Post Office (Misses Gceriii and Rattray and assistants). —£29 12s lOd (£lO 5s 6d). Neill’s Comer (Y.W.C.A.; Miss A. E. Sjeamnn, Miss Little, and assistants). —£17 8s 10id (new stand). City Boot Palace (All Saints’ Church; Sister Elizabeth and assistants), —£37 8s lid (£5 0s). Mdlisons (St. Helens Hospital; Miss A. H. Holford and assistants). —£38 lOd (£l7 5s 4d). Knox Church (Knox Church; Sister Jean and assistants).—£s4 15s lid (£23 13s 2d). Octagon Sheets.—£6 (£2 2s 6d). SUBURBAN DISTRICTS. South Dunedin.—Alacandrew Road Store (Sister Agnes), £lO 5s 7d; Bolting’s Corner (Mrs J. Douglas), £5 7s 4d; D.S.A. Comer (Mrs Donovan), £3 7s 9id; Cargill’s Corner (Mrs Morrison), £4 12s 44: Helena street (Mrs T. B. Leyland), £3 0s lOd. North-east Valley (Mrs Blackman). —£5 18s Bd. Caveraham.—(Organiser, Mrs T. K. Sidoy), Tram terminus, Mrs J. D. Dempster and as* sistants; David street, Mrs B. W. Rutherford Miss Dutton, and assistants; Glen road, Mrs Todd, Airs Hanning, and assistants; Forbury Coiner, Miss Alarkersy and Caversbani Nursing Corps). —£30 15s s^d. Wakari, Leith Valley, Woodhaugh, and Duke street (Mrs Clarko, Mayoress, and as sitants). —£9 7s Bd. Alorniugton.—(Organisers; Revs. Scorgie, Oldrievo, Small, and Greenslade). —£14 4a. ,St. Hilda (under the supervision of the Mayor, Air W. T, APlarlane).—£l3 14a sd. Maori Hill.—(Organisers: Mr J. Fitzgerald and Jliss Brown, Collectors: Fourth, Fiuh, awl Sixth Standard pupils of tho Maori Hill School). —£11 ISs 3dSt. Leonards and Burkes (Alastcr D. MUler and Mr 0. P. Fisher).—£4 9s. St. Clair (Mrs Beadle, Aljss Miller, and assistants). —£23 11s. Brood Bay (Miss Gray and assistants).— £22 Os 64; also 4s specially marked for Belgian fund. Ravensboume (per Airs Hicks). —£2 14s. Anderson Bay (per Air Nelson, town clerk). —£27 Is 3d. Roslyu (organisers, Air and Mrs B- Menzieji).—£3l 5s 6d. -* Port Chalmers (organiser, Air A. Lock).— £36 3s 9d. Highdiff.—£l 14s 6dSchool Collections.—Waronuj, £1 15s; Upper Junction, £1 14s 6d; Alusselburgb, £2; Portobollo, £1; Waitati, 4s 3d; Port Molyneux, ss; St." Hilda’s, £2; St. Clair, £1 9s 64; Palmerston, 12s; Brighton, Is Jld; Aliddlemarch, fis; Kensington, £1 13s 104; Girls’ High School, £1 Is 3d; St. Andrew's College, £1 16s 2d; Saddle Hill, 8s 6d; Shag Point, 10s; Barewood, 5». A largo number of lists hare yet to come in from tho schools. j PREVIOUS COLLECTIONS. 1905 - 1 £ 700 '1906 848 1907 720 1908 ... 1.194 1909 1,105 1910 1,374 1911 1,023 1912 ... ... ... 944 1914* (February) ... ... .... 875 1914 (November), estimated 1,700
*Tho collection was postponed from ’November, 1913, until February, 1914, on ac-' count of the strike. * The decision to erect stands in various positions and to sell flowers and sweets thereat was a goon one’ in every sense. These stands, tastefully decorated, added greatly to the gay appearance of the streets, and were sources of revenue which proved most valuable. The most prominent and one of the most striking was the JCaritane stand at Jacobs's corner. TJiia was decorated mainly with the Belgian colors, and had the one word ‘lnasmuch” across the front. The St, John Ambulance stand was at the Stock Exchange, the Overseas stand at the Grand Hotel, The Bank of New Zealand stand had a touch of originality, a large loaf of bread, under which was the inscription “What the Belgians need,” being prominently placed, while the cartcdn “Bravo, Belgium ” attracted attention. The stand to St. Helens nurses was that outside Messrs Mollisona’, and thip was artistically arranged a a a rustic bower. Another striking stall was that at Empire Buildings, the colors of Belgium and Britain being tastefully displayed. In* every case, indeed, a great deal of trouble had been taken to malrb a show worthy of tho occasion,,
Among the street displays not mentioned >n Saturday wa« a model aeroplane, constructed bv Mr -Northey. In the aviator's seat sab Miss -Tui Northey, a little tot of tender years, in correct uniform. This novel display was responsible for a sum of B5 Os 8d being collected.
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HOSPITAL SATURDAY, Evening Star, Issue 15663, 30 November 1914