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The usual meeting of the Loyal Albion Lodge, M.U.1.0.0.F., was held in the Choral Hall on Thursday evening; N.G. Bro. J. T. Lilian in the chair. There was a good attendance. One candidate was initiated. Per. Secretary Bro. W. E. Reid, P.P.G.M. Bro. F. Calvert, and P.G. Bro. J. G. Briggs were elected delegates to represent the lodge at the half-yearly district meeting to be held at Lawrence on the 25th inst. After the usual business was disposed of the hall was thrown open to the friends of the members, and a good muster put in an appearance. The programme was arranged by P.G. Bro. G. H. Winter, and apparently gave satisfaction to all present. The following were the performers :—Two selections on the piano by Mr Alf. Yates, who also played the accompaniments ; Bro. Knipe (comic song), ‘The cork leg’; Mr D. Melville, ‘Gae bring tae me’; P.P.G.M. Bro. Davie, ‘ Friar of Orders Grey ’; Bro. Fred. Milkier, ‘ The sea is England’s glory ’; Mr J. Beck, ‘ The King’s own ’; Master Willie Campbell, Highland fling (in costume); Bro, John Swan (comic), ‘Another one,’ which was encored, giving ‘ I can’t change it,’ and later on ‘ Still his whiskers grew,’ and as an encore ‘ The undertaker ’; P.G. Bro. Allan M'Dougall sang ‘ The farmer’s boy ’; Mr Allan Campbell danced a sailor’s hornpipe (in costume)) Mrs F. Millier and P.G. Bro. F. Millier gave the duet ‘ Friendship ’ in capital style ; and Bro. J. O’Raw sang ‘The fisher boy.’ M■■ John M‘Kechnie, jun., played the mu ie for the dances on the bagpipes. P.G. Bro. Green (Loyal Valley Lodge), P.G. Bro. Mitchell (Loyal Rose,, and Thistle Lodge), P.G. Bro. Croniu (Loyal Caversham Lodge), and P.G. A. M'Dougall (Loyal Dunedin Lodge) responded to the toast of the visitors. Receipts, £23 10s Cd.

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FRIENDLY SOCIETIES, Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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FRIENDLY SOCIETIES Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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