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Those present on Monday evening spent one of the most enjoyable evenings that hafl been held by this lodge for some considerable time, ’i be lodge met at 7.50 for business, Noble Grand Bro. Kirkham presiding. Among the correspondence was a copy of certain remits from ."outn (.anterburv district to be. discussed at the next Grand Ledge session ; also copy ol a very interesting letter from Bro. Umbers, who is away with the Expeditionary Force, and who if* a member of tins lodge. 'file lodge, finished its business about 8 o’clock, after which an open meeting was held. The entertainment was in the very capable hands of Bro. William Reid, Grind .Secretary and Past re loi Australasia. lie gave a most entertaining lecture, taking as his subject ‘ The Characteristics of the Scottish People.' As those who know him are well aware, Bro. Reid is a man of parts, so that it is quite unnecessary to say that the lecture ho gave was specially entertaining. He managed to blend pathos and humor, both of which aro prominent in the history of Scotland. The headings of his speech wera ‘ The Übiquitous Scotsman,’ ‘ S-nt-tish Clannishness,' ‘ Scottish Patriotism and Love of Country and Home,’ ' ecoitish Proverbial Meanness’ (an alleged trait which the speaker eloquently denied), 'Scottish Language and I(a Expressiveness,’ ‘ Scottish Wit and Humor.’ These headings were all skilfully e.labo rated, and kept the audience interested throughout, and at the conclusion ho was greeted with applause which in sincerity and volume testified to the pleasure those present had received. Interspersed through the speech were several Scotch songs, the performers being Mgs dame? Reid and Smith and Bros. J. S. M Peak and Ritchie. At the conclusion of Bro. Reid’s address supper was served, tms being the contribution of the Grand Master, Bro. Valentine, who did tlimcs in excellent style. Both Bro. Reid and Bro. Valentine received a special and cordial vote of thanks prior to the termination of the gathering. Visitors were present in considerable force, both from male and Rebecca Lodges, and the verdict was heard on all sides that, thanks to those rosjKinsible, the function had proved a specially pleasing one.

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LEITH LODGE I.O.O.F., Evening Star, Issue 15649, 13 November 1914

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LEITH LODGE I.O.O.F. Evening Star, Issue 15649, 13 November 1914