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A most enjoyable evening was spent in the Foresters’ Hall on Thursday last, when SO members -of the Druids' and Foresters’ Lodges engaged in a card tournament- After a most exciting contests the Druids proved victorious by scoring 69 games to the Forerters’ 68. Several members of the Invercargill Draughts Club being present, and preferring the checkers to cards, were supplied with boards and some good play was shown. Bro McAuliffe, especially, show r ed great skill in the manipulation of the pieces. The A.D., Bro. A. H. Stott, congratulated his members on winning such an important tournament, and thanked the Foresters for the kindly way they had been treated, trusting they would meet in many more tournaments. Chief Ranger, Bro. C. W. Patton, replying, said it gave him groat pleasure in seeing such a large attendance, showing the friendly feeling between the two lodges, and although beaten that night they would ’be ready to. come up again. He was pleased to say his members were taking a great interest in their meetings. They had that evening initiated seven new members, and proposed 14 more candidates. This should stimulate the Druids’ Lodge to push ahead, as we were all working for the same cause, and urged all young men to join a Friendly -Society. It was the intention of the court to hold a special meeting on -Saturday night to initiate all country candidatcsi on the nomination book. Refreshments' were handed round, and the meeting closed with three hearty cheers for both sides.

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LODGE CARD TOURNAMENT., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 1 June 1907

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LODGE CARD TOURNAMENT. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 1 June 1907