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This event took plaoo last evoninK In jf the Lod^o room of the Royal Hotel, whan about 40 brethren and visitors eat down to a very tastefully trranged table pr<,fri.<ely loaded with tempting viands, the cater-., lot; be'ng circled oat la a moat satisfactory manner by thn hoet (Brother Davis) who wit!) his fltaff had made every provision for tho nacoosa of this, tha first Bafltl) batsquot hold m Ashburfcn Th« chair wax occupied by P.-lino Oroaa anfi the vior* c'jair by Prlmo Dolman, HtippurtiKl by S r Thiitnis Green, X.0.M.; K^S G., Grand Prim* Heath, Now Zmlacd. Prtmo GiV-b 1 '.oil Pii-moa Richardson, Oronirt, «<i)d'Y f.d n. Grace was said by Si' T ohm!!. (J-oen and after full justice hid 4 b- * -duna \o tho vlac.dß, the Ohairmau j.r p-.h d tba toast of the Qne » wh'on t!»t- **s dtunk with mualo»l hones. Tho O y tfecr^tsry then prop .Bid tho Army, F&ry snd Volunteers rewrerlcing iha* all E'^lUhmav, Irishmen and Roitohrnn eh-n d bo pron i of these grand bidiea cf men, and of their action! »t »l> tirade Song, "Th» Rad, White and Blue." Brohicd M Captain Dolman fetarned thanks m » short speech, stating th»t the Vjlnnteers gave ojnfidoooa at Home and commanded respeot abrt ad, Primo Orona proposed tho Royal Aociant Order of Buffiloea, oonpled with the health ot fc'lr Thomas G een ffnd Prlmo Heath. Song bj City Secre'ary, M Deir old Buffs." ' n Sir T, Green returned tbanka, etatlog that he had great pleianre m visiting Aahburton m tha iutoroato of the Order, Primo Hefttb also returned tbankß and hoped the Aehbanon Lodjje would hare every anooass. Bro S. Nelson proposed tho United Fire Brigadea of Ashborton, stating that the faot of their format!-) and dlso'pline, w»a a deterront to fire raiaera. Llout. Soott returned thanks, and mentioned thd utifortanate deolsioo of (h« Government, thoy having refused to allow free passoa for Bremen to attend the pro poiod competition at Tnveronrglll, whloh therefore might not nownake pl»oa. Sir Thori. Green propootd the Royal Aroh of Friendship Lodge, Ashburtoo, ooupled with tho name of Prlmo Roberts, anting that Bufhlooa were not banded together for conviviality, the funds of the Lodges being entirely devoted to benevolent purposes, and that tho brethren were able and willing at any time to help a brother m distress. Primo Roberts re urned thanks, givtag a resume of the start of the Lod^e here, mentioning ihtt it had now about fifty aembeta. Songl Bro Djlman -"Toe Piotare on U.« W»U." Primo Riohardson proposed Sister Lodges of the Order. Responded to by P.ioaoa Heath and Oros 1 , Prlnao Roberta also returned thanks, giving Ina'.anoes of special g)od done by Buff«Les. The Visltora was proposed by Bro Dolman, ha expressing the opinion that they should all join the Order at once. Mr McGregor returned thanks. Song, Prlmo Heath—" Policeman 92." The Ladleß was proposed by Bro Crook, and responded to by Bro Quano. Song, with piano accompaniment, by Primo E. W. Olarke Pr'im&.Qibbs proposed the Press. The newspapers were al«rayq to the front, m helpiug all Orders, and knowledge was power. Responded to by the Guardian reporter. Song, Prlmo Oronin— " Ovrr the Garden Wall." Song, Bro MUea—'The Furmst'oßoy." Primo Williams proposed the Hostaad Hostess. Draok with musical houora, BroDavla rospbndedi prornlalng to do all m bis pawer for the boueßc of tho Order, The rest of the evenly was ploakantly spent by tho»3 tsonemblod, aouga and mnß'o being rendered by a number of brethren a.nd visitors veiy auocesafully, oonvlvUlity and good humored roparlea aoouudiog^ the party breaking up m the em»ll hours •ftec the Ohalrmm's health bad boea proposed m a bumojous speech by Sir T, Greco, and druuk with acolcmauon and raualo^l honors,

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BUFFALO LODGE BANQUET., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2006, 6 December 1888

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BUFFALO LODGE BANQUET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2006, 6 December 1888