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Xh« Winner ttf tlni «i,H«o»'» 'I*r3»;«. Wellington, July 29. Sergeant Bates, winner of the Queen's prize for 1890 at the National Rifle Association, is an old Volunteer, and has attended every meeting held at Wimble-' don since 1864. He has been seven times in first sixty, and has on more than one occasion been selected in the Volunteer team in the " United Service Challenge Cup. Ma m»ii ic. About 250 brethren were present at the meeting of Grand Lodge of Masons last night. A considerable amount of general business was transacted, a lengthy report by the Board for General Purposes being adopted. The recent opening of a lodge in Wellington by the Grand Orient of France was mentioned, and a resolution was carried unanimously protesting against the invasion of New Zealand by a Foreign Masonic power, and strongly condemning those brethren who had joined the new lodge, A resolution was also passed declaring the French Orient Lodge irregular and unworthy of recognition, and that one month's grace be given to members either to retire or be struck off the roll of lodges holding allegiance to the Grand Lodge of New Zealand. The Treasurer's statement was considered satisfactory. Several donations were received in the room, and votes were passed expressing regret at the death of |the Earl of Carnarvon, Provincial Grand Master of England,and at the serious illness of Bro. E, T. Gillon, Past Deputy Grand Master. Great enthusiasm was displayed by those present in the proceedings, which wound up with a banquet.
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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2477, 29 July 1890
TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2477, 29 July 1890
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