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FORESTRY.

. . Court Star of the South held a very successful and enjoyable gathering last' night in their ball. P.C.R. Bro. Denton opened the meeting in customary style, and occupied the chair until the arrival of the C.R., Bro. C. W. Patton. There were present about fifty of the brethren, many coming from long distances. This only serves l as another incident to show. the interest evinced, and the loyalty displayed by the members to the Order. During the evening ten new candidates desirous of membership were proposed, and two having satisfied all requirements, were duly ini slated by the ancient custom into the privileges of the brotherhood. An invitation from the Clifton members for the town members to visit them for a social evening- on sth November was cordially accepted. The prizes for the recent cribbage tournament were presented to the successful members by the Chief Ranger. After the business part of the meeting had been dispensed with, a short musical programme, which was highly appreciated by the members' was gone through" with. Bro. Leek opened with a selection on the piano. Bro. Stevens sang “As your hair grows whiter" very nicely. Bro. G. Todd recited “The Cash for the Colours” in a very able manner, and as an encore piece, ‘ What are you doing here.” Bro. Walls sang the song entitled “Anchored” in capital style, and was obliged to respond to an encore. Bro. Gillies then followed by singing “Mary of Argyle” very sweetly, and to an undeniable encore “Love’s old sweet Song.” Bro. Macintosh then recited “The Bush Christening.” Comic songs were rendered by Bros. Jarvis and Doogan and Macgregor, who were loudly applauded. Bro. Griffiths, senior, also sang and met with much acceptance. Bro. Lock filled the position of accompanist in his iisual able manner. The meeting then terminated by the members singing “Anlcl Lang Syr.e” and a verse of “God Save the King.’ Next meeting there will be a competition in the initiation ceremony for the Past Chief Rangers.

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FORESTRY., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 28, 2 November 1907

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FORESTRY. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 28, 2 November 1907

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