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The Hope of Dunedin Lodge held their weekly meeting on Friday last, in the Rattray atreot Oddfellows' Hall, the Chief Templar (Bro. J. M. Sindcman) presiding. T\w Anchor of Hope Lodge (Mosfp'ol), to the number nf thirty, attended oflicially, and vrv.vt: accorded an cnthusiastfe wrlr-nine. The Alliance Lodge also intended officially u, the number of twenty, and received a warm welcome, their duet's being invited to seats on the right and left of the chairman. After the routine and other business had been transacted, the Chief Templar said : " Since our last meeting this lodge and the Order has sustained a loss which will be veiy much felt in the death of the respected fir&t Chief Templar of this lodge (Bro. H. S. Fish), who has crossed the valley of the shadow. His illness, you are aware, was attended with great suffering, but his end was peaceful. Having been our first Chief, it will be fitting that we should do something to perpetuate his memory." On the motion of the P.C.T., it was resolved—" That the Hope of Dunedin Lodge of the 1.0. G.T. record their keen sense of the loss sustained by the Order of Good Templary and also by th.3 national cause of temperance by the lamented death of Bro. H. S. Fish, M.H.R., the first Chief of this lodge, who was justly esteemed on account of his many sterling qualities, and also express our sincere sympathy with Mrs Fish and the members of the family in their sore bereavement." The motion was carried by all present standing, while Sister Matthews played the Dead March in ' Saul' most impressively on the organ. It was decided that a large framed photo, of the deceased, suitably in3cribe'd, be obtained, to be hung in the lodge room, as a memorial of the late brother. Sister Bowie, out of respect to his memory, had* already draped the charter and regalia, and it was decided that the lodge go into mourning for three months. Letters of sympathy were received from the Lifeboat Lodge, Timaru, and also the All Nations Lodge, Port Chalmers. In honor of the visitor? light refreshments were handed round, and au excellent programme of harmony was gone through, contributed to by the following :—Piano solo, Sis. Mathews ; aonga by Bros. Booth, Toovey, and G. W. Sandeman ; recitation, Bro. Gray ; clarionet s do, Bro. D. Kane ; duet, Bros." Booth and Sandeman ; Sisters Swinton, Kennedy, and Hicks, songs which well received and applauded. A vote of thanks to the visitors was responded to by Bro. Turnbull, Mosgiel, and Bro. Young, of the Alliance.

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GOOD TEMPLARY., Evening Star, Issue 10436, 4 October 1897

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GOOD TEMPLARY. Evening Star, Issue 10436, 4 October 1897