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TO THE EDITOR. Sie, I see from your Parliamentary report of last night that it has been definitely determined to have a Royal Commission to inquire into the working of friendly societies. Now, sir, while not altogether disagreeing with the object the Government have in view, I am sure it will commend Itself to the good judgment and feeling of the members generally. I must take exception, however, to too Manchester Unity 3 such a preponderance over other w by placing no less than four representatives of that Order on the Commission. Surely this is favoring one Order to the detriment of another. As a member of an Order whose operations extend all over the civilised world, and whose standing and influence are not less than other Orders—l mean the Ancient Order of Foresters—l assert that that Order is worthy of consideration in so important a matter, and that there should have been selected one or two of the Distiiot officers out of the various Districts in New Zealand of that Order, whose assistance oonld be obtained, I have no doubt. As the affair stands at present, it looks like an Oddfellows’ conference. Trusting that this warning note will awaken others, so that they will oe up and doing, and that the several societies or orders will be placed on an equal footing—l am, etc., A Lovee or Justice. Dunedin, August 27-

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THE FRIENDLY SOCIETIES’ COMMISSION., Evening Star, Issue 7996, 27 August 1889

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THE FRIENDLY SOCIETIES’ COMMISSION. Evening Star, Issue 7996, 27 August 1889