GOOD TEMPLAR TEA. MEETING
A very successful tt a meeting and concert m celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of the formation of the formation of the Star of th: East Lodge, 1.0. G.T., was held m the Odd. fellow;' Hall last evening. A large number of persons sat down to the tea which was presided over by the following ladies : — Misses M. Bennett, L. Houston, A. Bos well, S. Houston, Edward/, McGrundell, B. Bennett, L Hughes, Pickiord, Manhje, F. Pearce, B. Hughes, Bu ; ck and Rpdda. Mr J*. W. Sawle occupied the chair at the concert, whiph commenced at 8 o'clock, prior to introducing the performers the Chairman addressed a few remarks to the audience respecting the past career of the Lodge. He said that the Lodge started m 1874 with a membership of eighteen, but this number had so increased that the roll now showed 130 persons to be members of the Lodge. Last . year the number of members was about 50, so it would be conceded that during the twelve months just ended the Lodge had made the most satisfactory progress In addition to the number he had mentioned some twenty members bad left the Lodge to start new Qnes m both Ashburton ami Wakanui, and for the welfare of these new lodges he expressed his best wishes. At a later stage of the evening the Rev J. N. Buttle delivered a brief address, pointing out tbe great advance made by the temperance Sentiment dwing tbe past few years, aad from
• this fact he concluded there was every reason for hopefulness m what the ne ir future mi^ht -. briug for. During tliis session ol Parliament several matters affecting temperance peodle 1 had been before the Hov e, and although they had not obtained all they wanted, they had obtained sufficient to give them c*use encouragemeni. Although they had fa'led m regard to the Exhibition license, he felt convinced that at no future Exhibition held m this colony would permission be given lor ths sale of intoxicating liquor. Furthermore tbe House had passsd a resolution instructing tbe administration to bring down a Bill embodying a measure of local option, and .f temperance people would remain true and faithful to their principles, they might next assurred th»t the day was at hand when those pi m iples would triumph. Songs were given by Misses Steel, Kingston, Si npson, Wildsmth, and Mrs Burrows, and Messrs Stevenson, Pickford, and H. Gates, the latter of whom had to respond to a double encore. A irio was contributed by Messrs Wildsmith, T. Kingston and Cow, and a recitation by Mr R. Minnis. Mr fclmsiie, attired m approved " Sundowner" costume, gave a recitation, "The Wallaby Track," which completely took tke fancy if the audience. A humorous reading was given by Mr Collier, and a transparency, representPortsmouth by night, was exhibited. A very successful gathering was brought to a close m the usual way.
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