Good Templary at Methven.
(from a correspondent.)
A Good Templar Lodge was re-opened at Methven on Saturday night laet, the temperance people in and around Methven, considering that there was much need for temperance reform in that district, having come to the conclusion that such an institution was needed. The opening of the Lodge was preceded by a public meeting, which was very well attended in view of the tempestuous weather, The"| Rev. Mr Armstrong was unanimously called to the chair, and in his opening remirks "poVo very on the great ii.■<■■ i'vilii iviuii fcra iv\n.il oftheGood T.mmjil ir < )riirr in i !u> VuiToim ling district. Bro Cameron, G.S. from Dunedin then addressed the meeting at great length on the working and benefits to be derived from becoming a member of a Good Templar Lodge, or of any other kindred society, urging those present to .become co-workers in the temperance cause, to fight against excessive drinking and put an end to the lambing down process, which was going on in their midst to an alarming extent. Bros. G. Andrew .-andWelch, from Ashburton, also spoke a few words on the evil effects of intoxicating drink. The G.S. assisted by a contingent of : Good Templars from the T Ashburton lodges, then proceeded to initiate fifteen candidates into the Order. After the conclusion of the usual impressive ceremony the abundant refreshments provided, including tea and coffee, were handed round. The variety of these and their appetizing quality did great credit to the Methven brethren and • sisters providing them: The G.S. then proceeded to instal the following brothers and sisters into their respective offices. Bro Armstrong, L.D. j Bro Bands, P.W.C. ; Bro Lyons, 0.T.; Sis. Rands, V.T. ; Bro * McFarlane, S.J.T;; Bro Fraser, L.S.; Sis Harrison, F.S. ; Bro Rouse, W.T. ; Sis McWilliam.-, W.C. ; Bro Grainger, W.M. ; Bro House, I.G. ; Bro Duff, 0.G.; Sis Williams, A.Si • Sis Grainger, D. M. The lodge was then duly closed by the G.S. in the-usual way at 11 p.m. ■ ■'•;•'
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Good Templary at Methven., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890
Good Templary at Methven. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890
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