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P.G.M. Bro. A. W. Palmer attended the meeting of the Hand and Heart Lodge on Tuesday for the purpose of making presentations to the two popular and energetic secretaries of the. M.U. Ball Committee. In handing over a set of military brushes each to P.G. Bro W. Sullivan and Bro G. Davidson, Bro. Palmer said their control of the function had been careful and zealous and their enthusiasm infectious, these qualities ensuring the success of the ball. The secretaries modestly replied. N.G. Bro. A. S. Powley controlled last week's meeting of the Milton Lodge, and presided over a full muster of officers and a good attendance of members. The membership roll was increased by two, with a promise of another couple next week. The recess was devoted to games of quoits. The lodge regret the loss of one of their young and energetic members, Bro. G. Duff, who has been transferred to Wellington. He took a keen interest in his lodge and was a most regular attender, and it is to be hoped that he j will similarly benefit some lodge in the I windy city.' The lodge will entertain j Court Bruce, A.0.F., next lodge night, ! when the return card match will be held. | The Foresters were victorious in the previous contest, and the meeting is beinclooked forward to with keenness by both sides. The Port Chalmers Lodge last luesday was but poorly attended, and there was very little business before N.G. Bro. M'Nio and his officers. The Huntly relief fund was voted £2, and a couple of aged members were each afforded relief. P.G. Bro. Gibbs supplied an assortment of excellent gramophone records, and these proved enjoyable. ' The United Brothers' Lodge had a splendid attendance at their last meeting, when D.D.L.M. Bro Newman (Naseby) gave the past officers' degrees and the purple lecture to eligible brethren. All the lectures were impressively given from memory, and were much appreciated. Bro. Newman was ably assisted by P.P.G.M. Bro. R. S. Black, and the lodge expressed the hope that other visitors to the district would attend the lodge, and help as Bro. Black had done j that evening. The latter brother also gave j an epitome of the business done at Oamaru, the lodge deputy being unable to attend. Like almost all others in the Otago district, this lodge has several members in the Expeditionary Force. The annual official visit of city and suburban lodges to the Hand and Heart Lodge was held on Tuesday evening, when the M U. Hall, Stuart street, was comfortably filled. N.G. Bro S. J. Lyon welcomed the visitors, and after the business had been disposed of, the meeting took the orthodox form. The programme was contributed to by Bros. Waldie, Jacobs, Sligo, Abbott, Longworth, and Broome. After supper, the customary toasts were acknowledged by N.G.b Bros. Galland (Valley), Longworth (Centenary), List Alexander (Mosgiel), Anderson (Albion), E.S. Bro. Rush (Dunecliu), and the district officers. The business proper included the granting to u, member of, u clearance to the Renniera

Lodge (Auckland) and the regretful acceptance of Dr Macpherson's resignation as lodge surgeon. The Loyal Dunedin Lodge on Thursday evening voted relief to a sick member who is in a very bad way, and his case hj to be brought before the district executive for further assistance. Th<; Management Committee were also deputed to inquire into the circumstances of a few members who wero in trouble through unemployment. N.G. Bro. J. Shepperd f resided over a fail' attendance. Bro. W. bbotsou, jun., wrote notifying that he had joined the New Zealand reinforcements. The D.U.F.S. Dispensary Board forwarded the new arrangement of hours made necessary by a rocent decision, and P.G. Bro. W.'A. Taylor wrote requesting support for his column in the morning paper. Two reports were submitted to the lodge, one by the Oamaru deputies and the other by the handbook delegat'; (Bro. Crosbie). It was decided to pay an official visit—in competition numbers, :f possible—to the Caversham Lodge next week. The chairman notified that the elective officers would provide the programme for next meeting, and would offer prizes in a progressive euchre contest.

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THE MANCHESTER UNITY, Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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THE MANCHESTER UNITY Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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