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GOOD TEMPLARY., Issue 10424, 20 September 1897
The Hope of Cavcrsham Lodge, held their weekly meeting on the 10th inat., Sis. F. Thorn, C.T., in the chair. The Alliance Lodge paid an official visit. It being floral night, some lovely bunches of flowers were brought in by the members, which were afterwards taken to the sick. The lodge went into harmony. Sis. F. Thorn, C.T., asked Bro. C.T. of the Alliance Lodge, to preside for the rest of the evening, which he did. The following contributed to the harmony:—Duet, Sis. A. Thorn and Sis. Thorn, sen. ; Sis. Lyons, Eolo ; Bro. Grey, recitation ; Bro. Ferguson, solo ; Sis. F. Thorn, solo ; Sia. Richardson, solo ; Bro. Pitcher, solo ; Bro. Young, solo ; Bro. Mitchell, solo ; Bro. O'Brien, solo ; Sis. Swinton, solo ; and the brothers Kemp from the Thames spoke a few words. Bro. Th< r i gave a short reading. The Hope of Dunedin Lodge since their institution have held many enjoyable meetings, and the one held last Friday in Rattray street Oddfellows' Hall, when they invited friends to an open social, must be counted as " one of the beat." The hall was crowded and gaily, decorated with flag 3. The Chief Templar (Bro. J. M. Sandeman) presided, supported by Bro. Clark (Lodge Deputy) and Bro. Parkinson (District Deputy). The Chairman, in his opening remarks, briefly gave a history of the Lodge and the principles of the Order, and said that the members of the lodge deeply deplored the absence of their first Chief (Bro. H. S. Fish, M.H.R.), who was laid aside by what seemed to be an incurable affection of throat. Iu commending to the audience the works of Good Templary, he admitted that the greatest success in all "social reform would be where the efforts were concentrated in prevention rather than cure." The opening piece on the programme was a really enjoyable overture, 'The Queen's messenger,' by Mrs Mathews (piano) and Messrs Briasco andßeid (cornet and violin); Misses Hall and Mayhew gave as a duet 'Tired,' which was excellently rendered and applauded; Mrs Hewitt's song, «The Cantineer,' was a most enjoyable item; Master Fox danced a sailor's hornpipe in costume and was warmly applauded; Mr Danne is well known as an able reciter, and his rendering of ' Shamus O'Brien' must be considered as a dramatic success, being given with feeling and expression ; Mr Booth was heard to advantage in the song «The mightv deep '; the duetbv .Miss Newman and Mr* G. W. Sandeman, •Life's dream is o'er, farewell,' was excellently rendered; Mr Birrell gave a Scotch reading, which was much enjoyed. During the interval tea and cake in abundance were served by the ■ Bisters of the lodge. The second part was I opened by a seleotion by Mrs Mathews, and as an encore she gave an imitation of a musical box on the piano, which was applauded. Mrs Hewitt sang «Ever thine.' Miss F. Clark, whose recitations are always enjoyed, gave the poem ' Guallin a Chiel,' by Mr Bracken (for which he.gained the prize of the Caledonian Society)", which was well rendered and applauded. Miss Newman sang ' Fiddle and I' in capital style. A violin solo by Master F. Martinelli, accompanied by Miss A. Martinelli on the piano, was also well given. The trio •« Ye shepherds, tell me,' by Messrs Booth, Clark, and Sandeman, and the recitation by Mr Mills, ' The Story of a Stowaway,' which were most enjoyable items, brought the programme to an end. Bro. Parkinson, in moving a vote of thanks to the performers, said the social had b?en a success all through, and the arrangements left nothing to be desired. He hoped that the meeting which they had held would result in an addition to their numbers and influence, and concluded by commending the work as worthy of their support. The motion was seconded by Bro. Clark, and carried with applause. The audience joined in singing «Auld lang syne,' which brought a most successful meeting to a close. The fortnightly meeting of the Star of Freedom Lodge was held in the Oddfellows' Hall, Roslyn, on Wednesday evening, Si?. E. Hay ward, C.T., presiding. There was a good attendance of members. An official ,visit was received from the District Lodge officers, and, at the request of the C.T., Bro. Parkinson, D.D.G.C.T., took the chair. There was also a large attendance of visitors I representing Lodges All Nations, Hope of Gaversham, Star of Roslyn, Hope of Dunedin, Pioneer, Alliance, and Lily of the Valley. During the evening Bro." Parkinson gave a short address. The usual vote of thanks was passed, and responded to by Bro. Clarke (District Lodge), Bro. Pitcher (Alliance), Bro. Cameron (Pioneer), Sis. Thorn (Hope of Caversham), Bro. Johnston (All Rations), and Bro. J. Sandeman (Hope of Dunedin). lodge then went into harmony, the following contributing :—Bros. Johnston (2), Ward (2), and Smith (All Nations), Bro. Pitcher (Alliance), Bro. J. Strachan (Star of Roslyn), Sis. Clarke and Bro. Sandeman (Hope of Danedin), Sis. Dawhirst and Bros. Parkinson, Kennard, and Wilkinson (Star of Freedom).
GOOD TEMPLARY., Issue 10424, 20 September 1897
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