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Tho Druids' Juvenile Lodge was opened on Thursday evcaing at the Milton Hall, Stuart Btreet, by Past Arch JBro. C. Bird in the presence of forty past and present officers of the district. J.P.A. Bro. T. Muir acted _as master of ceremonies during the initiation of thirty-three juvenile candidates for membership, and with the kind assistance of the adult members present performed his onerous duties with satisfaction. The opening arrangements were in charge of the folio wing officers:— A. D., Bro. C. Bird; V. A. D., Bro. J. Haymes ; secretary, Bro. A. H. Shelton ; treasurer, Bro. J. Butler; 1.G., Bro. T. Muir; A.D. bards, Bros. Romeril and Easton; V.A.D. bards, Bros. Stonebridge and Butler. The district president, Bro. M. Moss, was attended by P.D.P. Bro. A. Morrison and P.D.P. Bro. E. J. Bryant. The various officers engaged in the initiatory oeremonies acquitted themselves very well, indeed, when the novelty of the proceedings is considered, and the behaviour of the juveniles was all that could be desired. The initiation rites being concluded, and the procession of juvenile Druids having been admitted into the lodge, tho election of officers for the first term was proceeded with. The nominations were made by the adult members, and the election by the juniors themselves, who, in the return of the officers of their jhoice, displayed considerable unanimity occasionally. The result of the contest was as follows:—A.D., E. J. Hill; V.A.D., Charles Morton ; secretary, G. W. Shelton; treasurer, H. Holmes ; A.D. bards, A. Prior and J. Haymes; V.A.D. bards, J. Wyllie and J. Hudson; 1.G., A. Briaso; 0.G., J. Hill. District-president Moss installed the officers, and when investing each with his ornamental collar of office addressed suitable words of advice and caution in connection with their various duties, and concluded by calling upon the lads for three hearty cheerß to the Committee for their efforts, and to the officers present for their attendance and support. The cheers being given with a will the proceedings were brought to a close to let the lads get home as early as possible, and when leaving the hall some of them were already planning to win Past Aroh Bro. W. H. Moore's and Past Arch C. Bird's prizes, which had been offered for the best recitation, best song, and number of members introduced during the first term of the Druids' Juvenile Lodge.

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DRUIDISM., Evening Star, Issue 7970, 27 July 1889, Supplement

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DRUIDISM. Evening Star, Issue 7970, 27 July 1889, Supplement