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The following set of new officers of the Loyal Milton Lodge were installed at lastweek's meeting :—G.M., Bro. A. Powlev: N.G.. Bro. G. Utteridgc; Y.G., Bvo. D. Tavlor; E.S., P,ro. R. Bowie; W., Bro. ■II. Kennard; 1.G., Bro. W. M'lndoe; 0.G.. Bro. G. Vernon; supporters—Bros. W. Wells, A. Wilson, W. Freeman, and S. Corston. The nowly-eleeted officers returned thanks, and, judging 'ny their keenness, a successful half-year should result. It was unanimously resolved that P.O. Bro. M'ltuloo receive a, certificate and that his name be placed on the merit board—a distinction well de-erved, as he has been a regular attonder and a keen officer, and especially shone iu his perfect delivery of the various charges and lectures. The lodge are delighted at having obtained the possible number of new members required under the, conditions of the, district competition just closed. P.O. Bro. IT. Lilburne. a zealous member, arid who saw active work in South Africa, left last week for service at Samoa, and ho has the best wishes of his fellowmembers of the Milton Lodge. The Hand and Heart Lodge commenced (he year's work with enthusiasm on Tuesday last. X.G. Bro. C. Scott controlling the. meeting. The attendance was good. After the routine work was g T of through a candidate was initiated, the principal officers being L.M. Bro. M'Curdy ami P.G. Bro. Olivei. Fraternal greetings were received from P.P.G..M. Bro. .1. Robin (Wellingtoni. Trooper Bro. S, Thomson (Egypt), the Registrar of Friendly Societies, and others. It was derided ro (dare the name of the o:.-X.G. (Bro. S. .1. Lynn, who resigned office to go to the front) on the merit board. A letter w-i----directed to be sent to (he .Loyal Mosgicl Lodge expressing regret at the accident to G.M. Dro. Alexander. The little time available was devoted to an account of holidav experiences bv some of the members. ' X.C-. Bvo. Stewari (Albion) ac know lodged the vi-ilor.-' loast. The adjourned summoned meeting of the Daltou Lodge on Tuesday evening was prosified over by X.G. Bro. G. Bain. Bro. Win. Henderson war- elected auditor in place of P.G. Bro. R. R. Grignr, who resigned when he lei'! for th- front. G.M. Bro. J. Johnston, assisted bv P. ['. G.M. Bro. G. J. Wood and l'.G.s Bros. W. Bain and W. \\ Blocks, installed the following officers :—X.G. Bro. Geo. Downes; V.G., Bro. Cbas. Wiilocks: E.S.. Bro. J. Adams: W., Bro. R. Angus; G., Bro. D. Sinclair: supporters, Bros. E. Hansen and W. Henderson. The lodge voted the Hall Committee the sum of £2 IDs for haii charge in connection with the recent .Belgian relief fund concert. It was unanimously resolved to present G.M. Bro. Johnston wilh an emblematical certifieal.:. The fortnightly meeting of the. Loyal Dunediu Lodge was held on Thursday. X.G. Bro. Benjamin pie-iding over a fair attendance of members end visitors. A travelling certificate was granted to a member journeying to the Wellington district. IU'.G.M. Bro. A. MDongi-ll wrote statiug that, his son ißiv, S. G. M'Uougalll had joined liic a rcinfori:cuients. the second of his sons to volunteer. A sid>-co>riinitto-.-> was appointed to wait on the lHstri'-t Executive concerning a case of distress. The recess was spent by members recounting their holiday doings. The Loyal Albion Lodge opened llv? year's work on Thursday evening in the Rattray Street Hall. Al'l the new nh>.>rs (headed by X.G. Bro. Stewart; were prosent, a.lso a good muster of hieihr'-i'. The first, business was the initiation of a candidate, and congratulation-; were given the officers (especially C-.M. Bro. Anderson and Warden Bro. M'lven/ir) for ilk manner in which th-ur first ceremony v-:s carried out. A. letter of recommendation v:is granted to a member to enable him to visit lodges iu the Southland district. The correspondence was large, and anion; those letters conveying season's gieotiugs was one from I'.G. Bin. (',. Redmond (Adelaide). P.G.s Bros. Hutton, Russell (Valley*, and Bond (Caversham.- \\>,pamong the visitors, and the District Executive were i epi eseiilrd l.iv P.D.G-.M. Bro. C. W. Smith and P. R.C.M. Bro. G. A. Coughlan.

The Kail" Commit,ee of the Loyal Cavel'.sham Lodge una in the hall on Saturday night (o receive and dismiss the hall-yearly balance-sheet. This disclo-ed a pro.-nei oil's term and tin' property and furnishings to Vic in first-class order. ' The secretary (P.O. Bro. R. Soulless) and caretaker (Pro. R. Tluii-hi'.v'i were specially thanked foi their careful control. The .-.cerctai'v was directed to supply the P.C.S. with the returns asked for in regard to lodge hail properties in the Otago district. The arrangements for the official visit of sister lodge* io the Loyal Roxburgh Lodge, (to he held, some time next month on v. date suitable to the cnuiltrv- lodge) are in the imnds ~f the following brethren of the Albion Lodge :—\\( b tiro. Stewart. l'.(b I'ro. Sullivan. I'.S. Pro. Stabb, and P.P.G..M. Pro. Coughlan. '['hose bre.thivn desirous i..f joining tbe parly should notify JJi'o. Stabb at once.

Thi' District L.vcctttive. at their meeting on Tuesday in the District Chambers, provisionally fixed the purple lecture and past officers' degree meeting for the 27th inst. in the M.U. Hall. Stuart street, and the annual district meeting in the same bail on the 24th and 25th" of March. Fuller particulars will be advertised shortlv.

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THE MANCHESTER UNITY, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915

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THE MANCHESTER UNITY Issue 15703, 18 January 1915

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