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A meeting of the "Stokes Relief Fund" was held last evening at the Star Hotel, South Dunedin. In the unavoidable absence of P.D.P. Bro. E. J. Bryant, Past Arch Bro. James Davie was voted to the chair. The secretary read the balancesheet, which showed that Lll6 4sßd had been received from fifty-six lodges and members in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, and New Zealand. The money had been principally expended in the purchase of a five-roomed house and section for the use and benefit of Mrs G. Stokes and family. The cost of collection during twelve months had only amounted to L 3 8s 3d. Past Arch Bro. A. H. Shelton moved, and Past Arch 3. Stewart seconded—"That the balance-sheet be sent to the Grand Secretary for insertion in the quarterly reports." The motion was unanimously adopted, and the deed of trust was read and carefully considered. On the motion of Past Arch Bro. J. Stewart, seconded by Past Arch Bro. A. Baker, it was resolved—" That the deed of trust be approved." Past Arch Bro. VV. E. Knox moved the following motion, which was cairied with applause—" That the Committee return their grateful thanks to the lodges and members in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, and New Zealand who have so kindly and liberally contributed to the fund." Bro. G. Newton moved—" That a letter of thanks be sent to Messrs Callan and Gallaway for their kindness in preparing the deed of trust fr6e of cost." Carried unanimously. Hearty thanks were accorded to the chairman (P.D.P. Bro. E. J. Bryant), treasurer (P.A. Bro. J. A. Jackson), and secretary (P. A. Bro. A. H. Shelton), and to the Trustees, Bros. G. Newton, W. E. Knox, and J. A. Jackson. The Committee separated after passing a vote of thanks to the chairman, very well satisfied at the result of their labors.

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DRUIDISM., Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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DRUIDISM. Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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