ST. JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE OVERSEAS.
QUEEN MARY’S NEEDLEWORK GUILD. The Deputy Commissioner advises that the following gives the total amount remitted from the provinces in New Zealand and the number of articles of clothing forwarded to St. John’s Gate to date :—Auckland, £124 16s; Wellington. £lO 6s (id; Canterbury, £247 8s Id; Otago, £.112 8s fid ; total, £604 18s 4d. Articles sent: Auckland, 1.209 articles, also 637 for the poor; Wellington, 666 articles: Canterbury, 3fil articles ; Otago, .156 articles, also 264 tins condensed milk for the yioor. QUEEN MARY’S FUND. The Countess of Liverpool has forwarded up to date to Her Majesty the Queen 7,156 pairs of socks and 4.448 cholera belts from the people of New Zealand, and gifts continue to arrive. In view of these splendid contributions Lady Liverpool thinks that the time has now arrived to close her fund for the Queen’s appeal and devote all future gifts entirely to ilio Nnv Zealand troops on active service. It, is intended to send to the troops socks, shirts, mufflers. Balaclava caps, gloves, mitts, otc. Numerous letters have been received inquiring what is proposed to be done in the future, and Her Excellency feels that this notice will be a reply to all who are anxious to go on working. A GERMAN SUBMARINE’S DESPATCH. “ Let me toll you of the dramatic death hunt of a Gorman submarine off the north of Scotland ” (writes the London correspondent of the Sydney ‘Sun,’ under date October 16). “A fortnight ago our destroyers caught a ship which was engaged in furnishing supplies—especially oil fuel—to the German suhmersibies which had dared to sneak so far north. Apparently one of the enemy’s wasps was not aware that its parent ship had been captured. It stole forward to the appointed meeting place, and it had not sufficient oil fuel when it reached there to retrace its track back to Heligoland. It bad to conic to the surface for observation purposes. It was seen two or three times before it was finally marked down by a destroyer, 'flic destroyer remained where the submarine had sunk, knowing that it must come to the surface again, and if wirelessed other British destroyer.-; to hasten to the spot. The German submarine, nestling on the bottom in the shallow sea, maybe thought that it had chided our scouts. It lay there many hours, while above it circled' several destroyers grimly waiting for their prey. At last the German submarine was compelled to rise, its periscope peeped above the water, its commander only had time to see the destruction which enveloped him, when there was a tremendous thunder of guns, and the submarine sank to rise no more.” CAPTAIN FALLA. Captain X. R. Falla, of Dunedin, has been appointed to the command of the howitzer battery which loaves with the first reinforcements. DUNEDIN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION. The following dona lions have been received by the Women’s Committee ol the Dunedin Patriotic and General Welfare Association for the Cardigan Jacket fund for the Expeditionary Force;— E. G. S., 10s; Mrs M‘C., 4s 6d ; Miss S., 6s ; J. 8., 4s 6d. The committee have also received from M. Kay the sum of £lO collected at Waipiata and Hamilton South for the purchase of blankets for the Belgians. and £1 Ils from the children of the Church of Christ Sunday School. Roslyn, for a similar purpose. For the Lady Liverpool fund goods have been received from Mrs Bishop (Highcliff), Mrs Finlayson, Mrs R. W. Glcndining, Mrs Brown (members of the Port Chalmers Women’s Committee), and .Mrs E. Oliver and Mrs Fulton (Ravenscliff, Taiori). Operations at the Early Settlers' Hall will now be discontinued until after the holidays. The equipment for the third hatch of reinforcements for the Expeditionary Force is now ready to be sent to (he Defence Department, but should any case of emergency arise the committee will be culled together by advertisement. It is the desire of the committee that members should collect as many pairs of knitted socks as possible for the lour lots of reinforcements, which will total 700. Cardigan Jackets have been ordered for each of these men, and monetary donations will bo gratefully received in February to pay for these. "We have been asked to emphasise the point that in the meantime no parcels for the Belgians and British will ho received. MISCELLANEOUS. At the office d* the South British Insurance Company this morning .dr G. T. Dawson, who is proceeding to the front, was the recipient of a presentation from the staff of the Otago and Southland branches. Mr F. H. Carr, in pj-eseniincr the gift on behalf of the staff, wished him every success and a. sale return to his position with the company. Three nearly cheers were then given for .Mr Dawson. At the office of the Taiori and Peninsula Milk Supply Co,, Ltd., yesterday Mr Arthur F. Rogon was presented with a well-filled money belt, on the occasion of his leaving the firm to joi ntho reinforcements to do duty at the front. The general manager, Mr A. E. Beissel, made the presentation, and referred to Mr Rogon’s many good qualities, and wished him good luck and' a safe return, and stated that his position with the firm would be kept open for him. Mr Rogen responded in suitable terms. Mr C. E. George, of the local Telegraph staff, who is joining the KxS editionsry Force at Wellington, was iie recipient of a gold wristlet watch and razor from the staff. In making the presentation the superintendent referred to Mr George’s sterling qualities as an officer of the department, and felt sure that Mr George would show the same qualities when contending against the Empire’s foes on the field of battle. Throe cheers and the felicitations of tho staff were heartily accorded Mr George. At Messrs Reid and Gray’s, Ltd., last evening Messrs MTTarlane and M’Robia, who are departing to join the Expeditionary Force, were the recipients of a wristlet watch each from lueir fellow- 1 employees. Messrs Turley and Eichardson. in brief but impressive speeches, made the presentations, wishing them God-speed and a safe return. Mr Garratt also made a few appropriate remarks. Messrs M'Farlane and M’Rohie suitably acknowledged their gifts in a feeling maii- ■ ner. The National Anthem terminated 1 the £rqc?edhics»
A number of grocers’ assistants and master grocers met at the Rata Tea Rooms to say good-bye and God-speed to Messrs A. Rutherford and H. White, who are leaving the City for the ExE editionary Camp at Trontham, thoy aving been accepted by tho Government for service at the front. Mr A. Miller presided, and explained that neither tho master grocers nor the assistants could think of allowing these two young men to go away without some token of the esteem in which they are held by their employers and their companions, and on behalf of the donors presented them each with s small wristlet watch. In returning thanks, Mr Rutherford said that they considered it not only their duty but an honor to bo able to go and fight for their King and country-’, and promised to uphold the dignity of their City. The meeting was interspersed with speeches, recitations, and light refreshments, and a very pleasant evening was spent. .Last evening Air W. Lamb, who is proceeding to Trontham to join the Expeditionary Force reinforcements, was enterla inert at the Savoy Rooms by- tho members of the totalisator staff and presented with a wristlet watch. Mr W. F. James, proprietor of the totalisator, referred to Mr Lamb’s good qualities, and said his association wlh the members of the staff had been of a most pleasant nature. Mr James also mentioned that Mr C. Chandler, another member of the staff, had already gone to Trontham. A subscription was taken up, and Mr Lamb will make the presentation to Mr Chandler when he arrives at camp. Mr P. Beaumont's orchestra were present, and several musical items were also rendered.
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ST. JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE OVERSEAS., Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914