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DRUIDISM.

The quarterly meeting of the Ivanhoe Lodge, U.A.0.D., was held in the lodge room, Albany street, on Monday, the 17th inßt., and in respect to the memory of the late J. P. A. Bro. H. F. Pizey the lodge waß draped in deep mourning. Before commencing the business the presiding officer (A.D. Bro. W. Can) delivered the following address: —" Before pioceeding to the regular business of the meetiDg, I wish to address a few words to you as a mark of respect to the memory of our late brother Pizey. No doubt the most of you, if not all, are aware that since our last meeting the lodge have lost one of their most respected and valuable members. J.P.A. Henry F. Pizey was initiated a member of our lodge and Order on the 21st January, 1884, after filling two, if not more, of the junior offices of the lodge, one of them being A.D. bard. In this office he Bhowed a peculiar fitness for the position, in his exemplary kindness and sympathy for oar afflicted brethren. He was elected to the office of vice-arch in January, 1888, and on the 18th July of the same year elected unopposed to the highest office which the lodge had power to bestow namely, arch - druid, In the fulfilment of the duties, and throughout the whole of his druidical career his conduot was marked with untiring energy and zeal, and his spare hours were devoted to promote the good and welfare of the Order. Our dear brother had two more nights to serve to complete his term of office as a past-arch whsn taken from our midßt, and I am sure you will agree with me when I say the lodge have lost a true, energetic, and devoted member. You are awaro that we have belonging to this lodge three of the sons of our late respected brother, and I trust that they will follow in the druidical footsteps of their late respected father and become prominent members of our ancient Order. Brothers, I will take this opportunity of thanking you all, also the officers and members of the various lodges of the Order, for their attendance at the funeral of our late dear brother." A.t the conclusion of the address it was decided that the chair and collar of the late Bro. H, F. Pizey should remain unoccupied during the remainder of the term. There was a very large attendance of members and visiting brethren, including the D.P., Bro. M. Moss. A letter from Dr Lamb re his change of practice and the opening of a juvenile lodge in connection with the Order were discussed. The contributions amounted to L4O 69 9d.

The fortnightly meeting of the Otago Lodge, U.A.0.D., was held in the Central Hotel last night, A.D. Bro. Muir in tho chair. There was a large attendance of brethren and visiting brethren. Three candidates were initiated. The lodge decided to go into mourning oat of respect to the late P. A. Bro. Pizey. The receipts amounted to L 33.

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DRUIDISM., Issue 7938, 20 June 1889

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DRUIDISM. Issue 7938, 20 June 1889

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