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United Press Association-— By Electric Telegraph Palmebston Nobth, May 10 The annual communication of the Masonic Grand Lodge of New Zealand was opened at Palmerston North to-day, when Masons representing 125 lodges, were present from all parts of the colony. The Grand Master, Mr A. H. Burton, was m thfi chair. At the afternoon sitting the annual statement of accounts showed cash balances of the several funds to be as follows; General fund, .£1492; fund for benevolence, £1952 ; widows', orphans', and aged Masons' fund, .£5037; representation fund, .£277; total, £8749. In the consideration of the report of the Board of General Purposes a discussion arose on the recognition of the New Grand Lodge of Queensland, It was unanimously decided to give the recognition as proposed. The proposed amendments of constitution were partly considered. The prinripnl point dealt with was the proposal to raise the minimum initiation fee, which was negatived. In the evening the ceremonial promises m connection with [the session were duly observed. Most Worshipful Bro. Burton was reinstalled as Grand Master for the eneuine year. Most Worshipful P.G.M. Bro H. J. Williams officiated as installing officer. The Grand Master announced appointment a as follows: —Deputy Grand Master, E.M. Bro. Eobert C. Hamerton ; Senior Grand Warden, Worshipful Bro. Frederick Keariley; Junior Grand Warden, V.W, Bro. Hrmry J. Hobden. Grand Superintendents were appointed aa follows :—Auckland, E. W. Bro. Oliver Nicholson ; Canterbury, R. W. Bro. Frederick C, Binns ; Hawke's Bay and Gisborne, E.W. Bro John W. McDongall; Nelson and Marlborough, E.W. Bro. John Conolly ; Southland, R.W. Bro. Geo. G. Smyth; Taranaki, E.W. Bro. Francis P. Corkill; West Coast, Worshipful Bro. J. 11. Harkness ; Otago, under the direct inspection of the G.M. Wellington, tinder the inspection of the D.G.M.

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MASONIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6567, 11 May 1905

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MASONIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6567, 11 May 1905

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