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THE MANCHESTER UNITY

In accordance with a resolution of tho District Committee, the P.C.S. has requested from all lodge secretaries the names of brethren who havo gone, or are going, with the Expeditionary Forces. If this matter receives immediate attention tho list will be published in the report of the proceedings of the Oamaru meeting. The following is the Albion Lodges quota:—Bros. T. Beauchamp, L. H. Campbell, W, T. Faithful, L. Graham, I). MTntyre, L. Mason, P. C. Toms, A. L. Ward, J. J. M'Arthnr, T. J. Greenfield, J. R. Wilson, R. H. Ross, and J. Tucker.

The attendance at the meeting of the Loyal Valley Lodge Jast week was somewhat disappointing. After the business was disposed of, members and visitors enjoyed a friendly game of cards. P.G.s Bros. P. Thomson and W. A. ■ Taylor, in acknowledging the customary toast, extended a hearty invitation to all to join in the official visit to the Hand and Heart Lodge to-morrow night. The meeting on Labor Day will most likely lapse, but at the following one on November 9 an event of a pleasant nature will take place. The Loyal Centenary Lodge the following night fared little better as far as attendance went. N.G. Bro. Longworth reported that, after paying expenses, the recent effort in aid of the incidental fund yielded £l3 6s Bd. The promoter of the scheme (Bro. M. O’Connell) and the committee were heartily thanked. A vote of appreciation was passed to a P.G. of the lodge for an addition to the regalia equipment, and a similar compliment was paid P.G. Bro. G. Palmer for his services in coaching the competition team. Tho

lodge decided to officially visit the Hand 1 and Heart Lodge' this week.—Tho Centenary Lodge on Wednesday evening were the guests of the South Dunedin Druids’ Lodge in the Kensington Hall, and a couple of pleasant social hours were spent. Owing to the late issue of thp official handbook the Prince of Wales Lodge (Port Chalmers) were unaware of the official visit of all lodges to the Caversham Lodge last month, and therefore did not participate; but they made amends on Wednesday evening by visiting the lodge. Needless to say, N.G. Bro. M’Nie and his officers and brethren were most cordially welcomed by N.G. Bro. J. List, on behalf of the homo lodge. They brought with them a soldier candidate for an emergency initiation, and he, with a local candidate, was duly initiated, P.G.s Bro. J. Emerson (P.W.) and H. Bond (C.) controlling the ceremony. A letter of recommendation was granted to Bro. Raynor (Outram), and a member of the Lumsdeu Lodge was admitted. The recess was devoted to cards—visitors v. lodge, but no tally was kept. On Thursday evening the Loyal Albion Lodge completed 50 years of existence. and were the recipients of many congratulatory messages, both verbal and written. Iu the latter class were two felicitous greetings from a lodge of the same name and from the Loyal Hope .Lodge, both of Adelaide, B.A. N.G. Bro. Q. Anderson presided, and the attendance; of members and visitors befitted the occasion. Tho lodge djioned in mourning, owing to the death of Bro. Ings, and a j message of sympathy was directed to be sent to his family. The P.C.S. wrote conveying the executive’s sincere thanks for the assistance given by the lodge at the farewell function to the M.U. brethren of the Expeditionary Force. P.P.G.M. Bro. Calvert forwarded his comments on the lodge’s recent winning performance in the initiation competition, and said the Albion’s team were the only ones to gain full marks for correctness, and the fine work of the warden (the best in the contest) and the G.M. .pulled the team to top (dace, Bro Smiley, who is visiting the North Island, was granted a travelling certificate. P.G.M. Bro. Palmer, P.D.G.M. Bro. Smith, and P.P.G.M. Bro. Goughian attended officially, and congratulated tho lodge on attaining their jubilee. Business being slack at the meeting of tho Outram Lodge last week, the lodge adjourned to the residence of Bro. Chas. -Miller, an aged member now on the sick list, and a couple of hours were spent in cards and harmony. _ N.G. Bro. Watson congratulated Bro. Miller on reaching the 51st anniversary of his initiation into the Order.

Thirty members of the Milton Lodge paid an official visit to the Ivaitangata Lodge on Thursday evening, and were cordially welcomed by N.G. Bro. Wilson and his brethren. After the routine work was finished N.G. Bro. Powley (Milton), P.S. Bro. A. Wylie (Port Molyneux), and Bro. Range (Dalton) conveyed their lodges’ fraternal greetings to the Kaitangata Lodge. At the conclusion of the lodge meeting P.G. Bro. Middlemass conferred the minor and purple degrees on several members. .The visitors were afterwards entertained in the orthodox manner. The Loyal Maniototo Lodge have suffered a distinct loss in the departure from the district of Per. Sec. Bro. W. M'Lcan, who is taking up a position in the Defence Department at Oamaru. A complimentary social was tendered him on Tuesday evening, when P.G. Bro. Forrester, on behalf of the lodge, presented him with an illuminated address in token of the esteem in which ho was held and in appreciation of his four and a-halt years of faithful and zealous work as secretary. In reply Bro. M‘Lean said his work in the lodge had been a pleasure to him, as ho never lacked assistance and encouragement, and the experience gained had more, than compensated him. He bospoke for his successor (Bro. John Millar)

tho same support and co-operation, and said he would bo always pleased to hear of their success. The Loyal Alexandra Lodge -have suffered in like manner, having lost the services of two of their oldest and best workers. P.G. Bro. J. Patterson, now in his 89th year, bat still halo and hearty and taking a keen interest in Oddfellowship, has resigned the position of trustee, an office which he has held since .the formation of tho lodge (1869). The late P.G. Bro. W. Hay was also a trustee for many years and an active officer, and the lodge will bo hard put to it to fill the vacancies with as fvorthy officers. A welcome visitor to the Albion Lodge last week was. P.G. Bro. Geo. Redman, now seeing his friends in Dunedin after an absence of over six years. During his residence in Adelaide, where he is N.G. of the Loyal Hope Lodge, Bro. Redman has by his enthusiasm in the cause of the Unitv not only honorably acquitted himself as an officer, hut has also earned the sincere esteem and fraternal good-will of the members of his lodge. In thanking

his lodge for tho hearty welcome accorded him, Bro. Redman said tho initiation ceremony he had witnessed that night was an eye-opener- to him. The lodge had improved wonderfully in that respect since he was an officer, and excelled the work done on the other side. Bro. Redman, who was formerly in the local service, now fills a responsible position in the Adelaide tram service.

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THE MANCHESTER UNITY, Evening Star, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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