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Principles. —Total 
alistinence, ty life - long 
pledges, and the absolute 

prolubition of the manufacture, importation, and sale 
of intoxicatijig liquors. 

Policy. —Broad, allowing Lodges to act according 
to locality, time, and circumstances. 

Basis. — Non-beneficiary, the object being to do 

good, rather than receive Ijenefit. 

Terms of Membership.— A small Entrance Fee 
and Quarterly Subscription. 

Eligibility.— Both sexes are admitted and are 
eligible for olfice. 

Vol. XIII. No. 637. P1h%n"] MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1886. [Ke."pVr.] One Penny. 



By the Rev. William Isaac Keay, P.D.D., 



The custom that would compel an author to give 
some concluding notice of all his dramatis persotife, 
or even of the chief among them, is so unreasonable 
that we should not have thought of following it 
even if we could ; but impossibility in our case adds 
an additional reason, able to stand against all 
argument to the contrary. We have all met many 
persons at various periods of our lives who were 
Known to us for a short, or it may be for some 
considerable, time, and even exercised some in- 
influence upon us, good or bad ; but they passed 
from our sight, and we do not care to hear any 
more of some of them if we could, and others we 
couldn't hear of again if we would ; their lives and 
ours have diverged irrevocably ; thus must the 
reader be content to be treated so far as the 
ordinary characters in this story are concerned ; 
they are past, and he has done with them ; of a 
few only, being those who have occupied the prin- 
cipal part of our space, whether telling of their good 
or evil conduct, do we intend to make further men- 
tion at all, — and these only in a very limited way. 
The first of whom it will be well to dispose is the 
lentenced convict ; the sharp, clever, shrewd, 
but unscrupulous clerk, the respectable and 
prudent dehauchac, the blackleg, gamester and 
sportsman, at last the convicted felon 
he was not a man who had altered much for many 
a year, though he had developed much ; rascal, 
villain, fiend, were the words to describe 
bis life almost since he attained manhood, only at 
last he came within the reach of the law ; and that 
made bis character plain to everyone. What part 
intoxicating drinks played in enabling him to 
become what he was, may be gathered from the state 
menta extracted from his confession towards the end 
of the last chapter ; and for a man to continue to 
be what be was and find pleasure in so being with- 
out the baneful influence — exciting, benumbing, 
soothing in turn — of intoxicating liquors 
we believe to be impossible. He was sentenced, 
as formerly stated, to 10 years' penal servitude; 
but of nine months of that period o.ily have we any 
certain account. After maintaining a sulky sort of 
silence for the first few weeks of his convict life, he 
began to behave with praiseworthy propriety, being 
diligent in the task appointed him, and having the 
outward appearance of contented resignation. At 
the end of three quarters of a year he escaped in the 
company of another, whose crime was burglary 
with violence, and whose penal term was twice his 
own. The manner of eluding the vigilance of his 
keepers was both clever and daring. He was never 
captured. He was traced, it was alleged, to 
the Australian bush, and then the pursuit was 
abandoned. Some would identify him with a cele- 
brated bushranger whose deeds of rapine and 

but whom the natives called Nibboo ; if that were 
not he then his person and name sank out of publi c 
sight, as, indeed, he deserved that they should. If 
the reader can join us in saying, "Peace be with 
him," so be it. 

The wedding next demands our attention. Great 
preparations were made on the morning of the day 
appointed, which being also the commemoration was, 
of course, a holiday at the works. Almost everbody 
seemed astir. They were hanging about in 
groups all over the place, male and female, old, 
middle-aged, and young. The children were carry- 
ing about extemporaneous flags, cheering a good 
deal and generally having a good day's play out of 
it. The adults clustered about in all sorts of 
positions, lying on the ground, standing at the 
comers, sitting on the doorsteps, leaning out of the 
windows, and all or at least a great many of their 
tongues going, the wedding or some cognate sub- 
ject being the principal topic of discourse. Not 
being near enough any group to reproduce 
the talk we may be pretty safe to say 
that the men chatted about it, the young 
women gossiped about it, and the old women of 
both sexes croiiked about it. As morning passed 
into forenoon the crowd increased, reaching quite 
along the route the carriages would take to church. 
All parts of the churchyard, and especially both 
sides of the walk from the principal gate to the 
porch, were occupied by a mass of interested 
spectators, uncomfortably numerous, not only the 
neighbourhood but quite distant metropolitan 
quarters contributed their quota of psraons more or 
less interested in the coming event. Then there 
was the casual loafer here and there visible, always 
ready to make one at a crowd and assist at fun or 
mischief as occasion may determine. Early 
in the forenoon, too, a large printed 
notice on the church-gates, " Beware of pick- 
nocknts !" gave us to understand that the local 
i^olice had become aware that some members of the 
light-fingered fraternity had added their presence 
to the assembly. 

The bridegroom was the first person of import- 
ance who arrived on the scene. He came very un- 
ostentatiously in a one-horse conveyance, which 
was closed. He seemed a little nervous as he 
stepped into the porch, for he hastened into the 
building without turning even to look at the crowd. 
Soon after came the groom's man, Mr. Poppy, fol- 
lowed by various clerks, then came the manager 
of the works, who, as he was much liked 
by the workmen, received a hearty cheer the 
moment he was recognised. Then a close 
carriage and pair drove up and deposited the rector 
of the parish and Mr. Walter, returning immediately 
to the house of the Strongmans, from thence it 
re-appeared in due time with the Rev. Joseph 
Barron and Miss Goodspell, the rector's daughter, 
who was to be bridesmaid. We may here mention 
that Mr. Barron's wife (for like St. Peter, ho was 
himself a married man) would have been present 
but for sudden illness. As this carriage returned 
for the second time, snd the hour fixed for 
the ceremony had fully arrived, the excite- 
ment of the crowd was getting to a very high 
pitch, when thesame vehicle again came in sight, and 
this time open, and within it were the bride and 
her father. The cheers began far down the road, 
and when the people near the gate saw what was 
coming, they took up the strain, so that by the time 

cruelty appalled the hearts of the entire neighbour- the parties stepped out of the carriage it was a 
hood, whose name was very uncertainly reported, mighty shouting indeed ; it was simply deafening 

as the figures of father and daughter disappeared 
within the sacred edifice, which was crammed to 
the door, the shoutors without indulged themselves 
with a short vacation, and were quiet. During the 
ceremony it may not be amiss to notice a few per- 
sons in the crowd without. 

Just outside the gate at which the carriages 
entered was a substantial business-looking cart, 
like those used by shopkeepers for the delivery 
of goods ; within it was seated a very stout 
elderly female who seemed hot and not very com- 
fortable. The people crowded all about her 
cart, to the no small annoyance of the horse, 
which, though town-bred, and therefore 
accustomed to a great deal of bustle, did not seem 
to enjoy the thing at all. Besides the large 
female, was another of much smaller, even diminu- 
tive, build, and a little crooked in the figure. A 
smart-looking man now joined them, and stood 
near the horse's head. He had been at the church 
porch, and had worked his way back to the party 
we have been describing. It will be scarcely neces- 
sary to announce Mr. Nathaniel Hubbard, and Uie 
two women, his mother and spouse. 

*' You was disappinted, mother, at not seein' 
bin ; but it'll be all right when he comes back, for 
the carriage is open, and he'll drive back with the 
bride , and we'll h>»ve a real good sight here, mother, 
much better'n in there. ' 

" That's right, Nat; I believe we're best op 
here ; I'm too old for crowds myself ; and Sally 'od 
not be much among a noisy lot like them is, any 
more than me. Did you see him at all, Nat 1 " 

" No, mother ; I didn't look for him ; I knows 
him well enough, it was her I went for to see." 

The maternal Hubbard was evidently innocent 
enough to be unaware that difference of sex causes 
also some difference in the lines on which curiosity 

"What matters her, boy," said she; "no 
doubt she be a fine lady and all that, but she's 
nowt to us ; it's him I thinks of." 

" No doubt, mother ; and it was on his account 
that I looked to see her." 

"But, Nat, only think what a man he's "ot. 
He's been a partner this while back ; and now he's 
married into the concern ; and our Dick, think o' 
that, that poor folk like us helped to make him 
what he is." 

" Little things, mother, is often of great use. 
Our vicar, some Sundays ago, was speaking about 
Pharoah's daughter picking the Hebrew infant out 
of the water, hira that was to be the great Law- 
giver, Moses ; and he said that an old English 
villossophy — I think that's what he called it -" 

" Philosopher, Nat ; you never do get big words 
right ; I wish I'd left you longer at school ; and 
it's he not it ; for a philosopher is a man of 

" Well, mother, I'm not a man of learning, and 
never deceived nobody by sayin' I was. Still I can 
read and write my own letters, and make out my 
accounts except a difficulty I have in addin' up 
ha'pence and farthins, and I gives them to Sally 
now ; — but to get back to the velocipede " 

" Let him go on," said the mother, helplessly, as 
Sally, otherwise Mrs. Nat, was about to set him 

" He said God often hangs the greatest weights 
upon the smallest wires. Lives turns upon the 
triflinest things you ever saw. Now I thinks baok, 
mother, what were the turnin' pint in our Diok's 
life ? I've 'eard him say histelf it was learnin' to 



April 5, 1886. 

he teetotal. And ho;v did he do that 1 We taught 
him. But how did we come for to teach him ?" 

*' By meeting him in that squnre, Is^at " 

" Jio, mother, your nearly always right ; but I 
think he might have gone out of that square with- 
out our saying a word to him or ho to us, but my 
hat blew off, and he brought it back ; now it seems 
to me the little thing that did it all was the puflF uf 
wind ; all we aee here corned out o' tliat, and as the 
wind wasn't ours, I don't think wo done much of 
t, mother, cifter all." 

"Well, woil, Nat it's very hot, and they'll soon 
be out, and we must have a proper sight; and, 
Sally, give me out my white pocket hanky to wave 
like, as they passes." 

Whereupon the daughler-in-Iaw dutifully un- 
folded a very ample square of white material which 
the matron clutched in her hand to be in readiness. 

Up towards the church porch there was an occa- heaving in the mass who were closely wedged 
together. This sort of movement gave an oppor- 
tunity to a persevering person to pet forward by 
degrees. One such had made steady progress 
towards the front rank. As he neared it he tapped 
a lame-looldng man on the shoulder, who, looking 
round, said, *' Ah ! be that you, neighbour ? 
scarcely 'xpectto see you here 1" 

" Same to you, Bill ; it's the last thing I looked 
for. " 

*' Pleasure's double when you're not lookJn' for 
it, as the dragon (ly said when she stung the horse's 
shoulder, his head bein' turned the other way." 

" Ha'nt time for your old eayins just now; 
business, business I " 

'* Care, care, neighbour ; and keep away from 

" You duiio nothing here." Roy siid you was at 
the pay last night." 

" Thought you didn't expect to see me here, and 
yet you were told I was here ! I advise you to stick 
to truth, neighbour, for you can't tell lies : that 
takes cleverness." 

" But you didn't care to dance at the wedding, 
I suppose." 

" Came to pick up anything— out of a job ; and 
where should I go for emp/ymentbut to works ! he, 
he, he ; ho, ho,hoo ! " 

" Did ye find any emp^yment 'i " said the other 
with a leer. 

" Only a five shillings here and there at the 
trick with the strap, and had a good shuffle or two 
%t the cards in the tavern ; but a terrible sit^ht of 
the men hero never enters a public; it's awful what 
the British workman is being diddled into, he won't 
have any manliness left in him." 

" He keeps his wages from us and the pubs, Bill. 
Haw, haw, haw-w-w !" 

" Did you know the gentleman that brought all 
this lot together to-day was once a little street boy? 
They say gentleman Nibble often woUoped him 
when at school." 

"And if all's true, tried to do him several dirty 
tricks since he eame here." 

" He didn't like him; you see this one didn't 
attend the races much, and kind o' got on before 
hitn here." 

*' Dun't he be at all gay ? " 

" Him ! blesa you, he's one of your totallers ; and 
pious I believe." 

" All teetotalers is pious; the world'U be too 
good for larks of any kind, if they ever gets at all 
many ; it'll take away the policeman's livin' ; for 
if there was no rows, what's the use of him ? " 
(To he continued. Commenced in number 615. Back 
numbers can always be had.) 

Presentation. — At the George Wilson 
McCreo Lodge, on March 23, Bro. and Sister 
Downs were presented with a testimonial on the 
occasion of their recent marriage, and also on their 
retirement from active membership in the Lodge. 
Bro. S. W. Tysoo, W.D.Ch., of Beds., presided, 
'i'he testimonial, which took the form of a beautiful 
marble timepiece, was presented by Bro. G. 
Wildish, L.D., who referred to the valuable ser- 
vices of Bro. and Sister Downs, but more especially 
Bro. Downs, during the five years he acted 
as Lodge Deputy, and asked their acceptance 
of the gift as a token of the highest esteem and 
respect in which they were held by the members. 
Bro. Downs feelingly responded, and said that, 
though unable to take an active part in the work, 
they would not sever their membership. Sister 
Harnaack, V.D., Bros. Tyaoe, Brown, Winch, and 
others, having also spoken, a very happy and 
pleasant session terminated. 

Wk beff to call the attention of the readers of this 
pap^r to Bro. Raine's advertisement, which will be fourd 
in tbeae pages.— [Advt.1 


By Eito. Samuel Latcock. 

As Good Templars we're met once og'en, 

Ah, met here to plan an' to work, 
An' 30 loDg as there's owt to be done 

We're determined noa duty to shirk. 
When we don on this armour o' eawers, 

It's a sign ut we're rigg'd eawt for ieightia', 
An' there'e plenty o' wark for us ole, 

There's a vast deolo' wrongs ut want reJghliu', 
N^eaw, we're noan here to look at— not us ; 

Nor these trappin'a aren't worn for a show ; 
An eawer Order's noa ohoildish nlTair, 

Tho' there are foalk ut think sou, we know. 
We'n a far grander object i' view, 

An' th' Ion 'lords know that, never fret ; 
God Mees yo', we'n snmmat else t' do 

Nor be plajin' at babheawse just yet. 
When th' drink shops have ole bin shut up, 

Whenth' woiveso' poor drunkards con smoile. 
An' thoir poor little childer are fed — 

Well, then, we may play ua awhoile. 
But soa long as th' drink traffic exists, 

An' so mony are perishiu' thro' it, 
We feel 'at there's work to be dou9, 

An', God helpin' us, brothers, we '11 do it. 
There's some hundreds o' then wsnnds i' th* fielJ, 

Sworn foes to this enemy, drink ; 
An' we're noan very loikely to yield. 

Chus what some may say or may think, 
Eawer opponents may turn eawt their 'chaff," 

An* treat us wi' second-hond wit ; 
They can just do an' say what they loike. 

But we'll oppen their eenin a bit. 
We're soldier.^ ! and trained up to feight 

Wi' owd England's deadliest foe ; 
An' eawer swords shall ne'er rest i' their sheaths 

Till we'n laid this great enemy low. 
Eawer warfare is God-like an' fair ; 

Eawer cange one o' justice an' right ; 
We're airain' a terrible blow 

At selfishness, meanness, an' might. 
Eb, there woold be some stock o' foalk pleased 

Iv this drink could nca longer be had 1 
There would be some tears woiped away, 

Some hearts leetened up 'at are sad 1 
As Good Templars let's do what we con 

To bring ole these good things abeant ; 
Heaven nil bless us i' work o' this sort, 

An' give ns success, there's no deawt. 
Xeaw there's nowt 'at needs cause ony shame 

I' this great undertakin' o'eawers. 
For ^ e're rooling' eawt poisonous plants. 

An' i' th' place on 'em plantin' fair fieawera 
Isn't this a grand work to engage in ? 

Need we wonder at th' glorious success 
Attendin' eawer Heaven-inspired effort:*? 

Nay I we cannot expect nowt no less ! 
Some object to us wearin' these badges, 

But th' objections are noan " worth a fig "; 
Do we sin ony more nor a parson 

Or a barrister wearin' a wig? 
Don't th' Oddfellows wear their regalia— 

Their aprons, their sashes, an' things ? 
Don't widowers wear mourin' hatbands? 

An' don t married women wear rings / 
This is th' armour we put out to feight in, 

Au' we've never yet stained it wi' blood ; 
We feight not to kill foalk, but save 'em, 

Not to injure, but do people good. 
We cou ax for God's ble8:?in' on eawer canae, 

An' while we're at war we con pray ; 
We con feight wi' clear consciences, bretheren — 

Con eawer enemies do bo / Not they 1 
V^e'r^ Good Templars, and meon to defend 

This glorious owd country o' eawers 
'Gainst a traffic 'at's blightin' her hopea. 

An' crnshin'her lovKest fieawera. 
" Vested interests " we've nowt to do with ; 

Foalk are free to invest what they loike ; 
Thoose 'at feel discontented con '■ shant," 

Or else do same as th' colliers do — " atroike." 
Haven't we vested interests an ole ? 

Are these lasses an' lads o' eawers nowt, 
These eoholara we've paddled to th' schoo', 

An' toiled for, and prayed for an' towt / 
*' Veetid interests," indeed t oh, for shame ! 

Let that drop, for we've had quite enuff 
Lest th' owd lad should claim damages loo, 

For investin' i' brimstone an' stuff. 
We can do wi' a fair honest trade, 

Wheer th' articles dealt in are good, 
But this traffic i' drink we abhor, 

As ole thowtfulan' sober men ahould. 
As Good Good Templars an' lovers o' right, 

Let's be faithful an' true to a mon, 
An' wherever these plague-spots exist. 

Let's shift them as soon as we con. 

(* Layccck'a Lancashire Song'', No, 51. Price Id.) 

We're right, mi dear bretheren and sisters. 

God smoilea on eawer work from above ; 
Let's go on moore determined than over, 

I' this labour o' mercy an' love. 
Eawer country's i' danger — let's save it ; 

We've peawer enuff, let it be felt 
An' keap ou agitatia' this question 

Till juatice la honestly dealt. 
Till owd England shall rise in her grcatueas, 

An' shake off her deadliest foe ; 
Till Rachel feels safe wi' her childer, 

An' flings off her trappina o' wo : 
Till the dram shops no more shall di Cguro 

Tbia bonny, dear island o' eawers ; 
Until sorrow is turned into gladness, 

An' thistles are changed into fieawera. 


In a large volume just published, " A New Guide 
for Hotel, Bar, and Resturant," by " Bacchus, " 
a great collection of recipes is given for making 
and doctoring intoxicating drinks. It is, however, 
a notable fact that a section is also devoted to Tem- 
perance drinks, and in this the name of our Order 
aad its English Chief are given to certain beverages, 
We should warn readers that alt cordials sold at 
drinkshops are spirituous, while, of course, 
Beckett's fruit syrups and cordials are free from 
alcohol. We give (he recipes without committing 
ourselves to recommending them in any way : — 
"good templaus' " rUNCH. 
It is assumed that all the cordials used are 
strictly Temperance preparations, i. e., free from 
all alcohol. Ingredients : 

Lump sugar lib. 

Lemons ... ... 3 

Cordial, red currant syrup ... 1 bottle (pint) 

Milk Ipint 

Boiling water i pint 

Mixing.— Rub off the rinds of the lemons ou to 
the lump sugar; put it into a jug and pour on tho 
boiling water until it is dissolved, stirring with a 
silver spoon. Add the strained juice of the lemons 
and the pint of milk. Stir the whole together ; 
filter through a jelly bag, and when clear pour into 
the punch bowl with the red currant cordial and a 
few rings of sliced lemon, and serve with, punch 
ladle in punch glasses. 


Cherry Cordial 1 bottle 

Lemon Cordial... ... ... 1 wineglassful 

Orange Flower Water... ... 1 wineglassful 

Seltzer Water 1 bottle 

Broken Ice ... ... ... ^ pint 

Mixing. — Pat into the punch bowl the cherry 
cordial, mix in the lemon and orange flower water. 
Stand on the ice till it is wanted. Then at the 
last moment put in the broken ice, and the bottle 
of seltzer water. Serve at once with a silver ladle 
for distributing the cup in wineglasses. 

This is invented and dedicated, with compli- 
ments from ' Bacchus,' to the Grand Worthy Chief 
Templar of England." 

Mb. Samuel Morley has accepted the office of 
president to the Homes for Inebriates' Association 
in the place of the late Earl Shaftesbury. 

A Western editor, in acknowledging a gift of a 
peck of onions from a subscriber, says "It is 
such kindness as this that brings tears to our 

In the Court of Queen's Bench, in a lunacy case, 
a witness, a laundress, was asked with respect to 
the defendant, " Was she abstemious ! " Witness, 
evidently not knowing the meaning of tho word| 
replied, *' I never saw her so." 

rRESENTATioN.— Bro. the Rev. W. H. Tiekell, 
H.D., pastor of the Bible Christian Church. Waterloo- 
road, was recently presented with an album and a 
purse containing £71. Bro. Tickell has been six years 
in charge, and the speakers at the meeting highly 
eulogised our brother's work since his advent among 

A Milk Drinking " Boom." — There is a great 
boom in milk-drinking in New York. Wall-street 
indulges extensively in the healthful beverage. 
Every side-walk fruit-stand has its can of milk, and 
neary every down-town bar has it on sale, while 
there are numeruus peripatetic merchants who deal 
in the fluid. The price varies from one to five and 
10 cents, per glass, according to the gentility of the 
locality and the excellence of the article sold. 

To Cyclists.— Strength and staying power, with 
admirable nutritive, flesh forming quaUties, are retained 
in a concentrated form in Cadbury'e Cocoa, providing an 
exhilarating | beverage — comforting and Bustaining for 
long or short trips.— {Ad vt.] 

April 5, 183G. 



To some of those who have followed the history 
of Good Templary, it has become apparent that in 
attempting to make the Order serve for two quite 
different purpoaea we have failed to a considtrable 
extent in both. Those who carefully read our 
rituals and constitution will see that the original 
deeign must have been to cstiblish an Order for 
men and women, who had to at least a large 
extent dedicated the strength and energy of their 
lifetime to the Temperance cause, and were pre- 
pared to make very considerable sacrifices to pro- 
mote it. The Good Temj^lars were, in fact, to be 
the advanced guard of the Temperance army, whose 
devotion to tlie cause was indicated by their willing- 
ness to take the very comprehensive pledge of 
the new Order. The obligation was the outward 
sign of their fixed resolution, rather than a means 
of inspirhuj or sustaining a resolution. Tho Lodge- 
room was to be a council ch.imber, the Lodge 
sessions wore to lie war councib, with far sterner 
purpose than " milk and bun feasts'' or " brtt'iers' 
darning competitions, ' or other innocent pastimes 
which find a large feature in present Lodge pro- 
grammes. That was a grand idea, and such an 
Order, necessarily small in numbers, but compact 
and resolute, might liave proved a deadly force 
against the liquor trafiic. It was the idea of such 
an opposing force which raised the conviction in the 
ranks uf the foe that Good Templary meant *' war 
to the knife and the knife to the hilt," Now that 
the f'jB hag discovered that we only mean milk 
and bun feasts he is comforted and reassured. The 
fact is that in our zeal to extend the Order 
and enroll new members we have con- 
verted our Lodges from war councils to 
social clubs, and have invited anybody to 
join who will keep a teetotal pledge and refrain 
from supplying di ink to others, and will promise a 
number of other things which he may or may not 
(probably may not) perform. Now the idea of a 
social club for teetotalers is a very c.Kcelleiit one, 
but it is not Good Templary, and tho attempt to 
make the machinery of the Order thus do double 
duty is much like tiying to use the same, vehicle 
for both a dog-cart and a hay-waggon. 
Nevertheless we have committed ourselves to the 
social club idea, and we console ourselves for the~ 
number of people who promise so much more than 
they perform with the hope that some day we shall 
educate them up to keeping their promise. In the 
meantime we indulge in considerable tall talk about 
" never lowering our standard" when anyone sug- 
gests a doubt of the morality of inviting people to 
sign an irrevocable pledge, on whom it is known that its 
irrevocableness will have no sort of binding effect. 
I am afraid if anyone were to charge us with being 
a society for the encouragement of broken promises 
it would be difficult to disprove the impeachment. 
For some years the Mid-Somerset District Lodge, 
[lainfully alive to the scandal of these extravagant 
promises bo constantly and lightly broken, has 
pleaded that iu the Subordinate Degree the pledge 
should not be considered irrevocable, but it has 
pleaded, and is apparently likely to plead, in vain. 
Would it not be possible to meet i lie difficulty on 
tho lines suggested by some other societies, retain- 
ing on the one liand the idea of an Order whose 
watchwords should be d'-.votion and scJf c/cniV, whose 
strength should lie not in the bigness of its 
promises, but in the constancy and devotion of its 
niembers ; and on the other hand tho idea of a sockil 
organisation to which all who would keep a 
simple teetotal pledge should be welcomed, where 
they might be ofl'ered rational instead of pot-house 
amusements, with plenty of milk and bun feasts, 
and where thuy might be gradually educated up, by 
contact and example, to the stand-point of those 
whose resolution was indicated by a more comprfi- 
hensive obligation } I think there is a solution of 
the problem, and that it lies in the direction of 
enrolling, not mere norulnal Qool Templars^ 
demoralised at starting by taking a pledge they 
cannot keep, but ^'Associates of Good Templaky," 
who, whilst enjoying all the protection and 
humanising influences of our Lodge-rooms, should 
simply be retjuirei to assent to a pledge of 
abstinence from intoxicating beverages (such as the 
Blue Ribbon pledge), and pay a small entrance fee 
and subscription to the funds. This paper has 
already run to such length as to preclude my enter- 
ing at present into details of any such scheme as I 
have suggested, but I wish to present the idea for 
the consideration of our members, and especially 

of Grand Lodge Representatives, in view of the fact 
that the first business for Tuesday afternoon of the 
approaching session is to be (by direction of the 
last Grand Lodge) the discussion of the proposal 
from Mid Somerset. 

T. B. C. 


The .following contributions are thankfully ac- 
knowledged : — 


Cennant Cock ( «'aks) 

... n 

Good Intent (BirlviiUies) 

... 1 

Exoelzior (Gucinacy) 

... 7 

True aa Steel 

... U 



... 10 


A Ibert Bon i of Brotherliood . . . 

... 8 



... 15 



... 13 


... 1 



... 1 4 

Pride of Kidwelly (Walss) 

... IG 

Noddfa( Wales) 

... 11 


Peace and Union ... 

... 3 


St. Phillips 

... 17 



... 1 10 

Temple of Peace 

... 5 


Forget Me Not 

... 10 



... 7 


Health of Purity 

... t 

Chad well Heath 

... 15 


... 15 


... S 




... 4 


Haven of Kest 

... 1 7 


Jlive Juvenile 

... 1 15 

Flower of Devon 

... 10 


... 1 



... 2 


Star of the North 

... 1 13 


Shining Li(»ht 



... 5 


Beacon of Hope ... 


Royal ... 

... 5 

Hojie of r.erwiclc ... 

... IS 

Pride of Kilmalcolm 

... 10 

CuIIen Standfast 



... 10 

Brisel .... ■ 

... 3 



... 10 


Dr. Longstalf 

... 10 

W. J.James 

... 5 

A. W. Bulletoft 

... 10 

G. Chives 

... 10 



G.L. Office 

... 1 


B. Davies 

... 10 


E. W. Lamb 

... 2 


E. H. Oweus 

... 1 


G. Barbut 

... 5 


F. Meth, Hanley 

... 8 


Kegent'a Park 

... i) 


Pride of Devon 

... 1 


LO.G.T. Sunday Gospel Temperance \ \ ^ a 
Mission, Woolwich ... ... \ ' 

Further contributions greatly needed. Collecting 
cards, books, and boxes may be obtained upox: 
application to me. P.O.O. payable at 297, Cam- 
berwell New-road. 

S. R. RoLFE, Hon. Sec. 
45, Paulet-road, Londou, S.E. 

Bedford. — The 13th anniversary of the Sir 
William Harpur Lodge, Bedford, was celebrated on 
March 22. A public tea was provided in Holy 
Trinity School-room, Roise-street, to which a good 
number sat down. At 7.30 a public meeting was 
held in the Assembly Rooms, under the presidency 
of Mr. Edwin Ransom, the Mayor, who was sup- 
ported on the platform by tho Mayoress, Bin, J. 
Malins, G.W.C.T. ; Sister Robson, G.W.V.T. ; 
Bro. E. G. Capon, W.D.Seo. ; Sister E. Leach, 
D.A.Sec. ; Bro. C. Fisher. D.Tr.; Bro. A. Spratt, 
D.M. ; Dr. Crick, P.D.C.T. : Mrs. Goldsmith, 
and others. Addresses were given by the Mayor, 
Sister Robson, and Bro. Malins. The proceedings 
were altogether very successful. 


Bro. William Peacock.— With the deepe.'st 
regret we record the death of our b>.li)Vod brother, 
who, at the age of 45 years, departed this lifo on 
Sunday, March 7, after a brief illness of 11 days. 
He attended and took part in the business of the 
annual session of our Cleveland D.L., on February 
23, on wliicli day ho took cold, and soon afier coing 
to work the following morning became seriously ill, 
but continued at work till night, when he had 
to bo assisted home. Ha was attacked with 
inflammation of the kidneys, bowels, and lung.i. 
At times his sufferings were great, but he bore the 
same with great patience. AH was done for him 
that medical skill and loving hearts could deviar, 
but it was all of no a\-ail, for he gradually grew 
weaker until he succumbed to the Krira monarch as 
already stated. Our brother was a life-long 
abstainer, and ever since liia connection with our 
Order, which dates back to June 27, 1872, mani- 
fested more than ordinary interest in its work. 
He has been a member of Cleveland D.L. 
since its formation, and was also a member of G.L , 
having taken that degree when representative to the 
Bristol session. He was a most consistent and 
exemplary mtmber of Wilberforco Lodge, Jlid- 
dlesbro', and for which he w;i3 a most faithful 
U.G.W.C.T. for several j'ears prior and up to his 
decease. Seldom, indeed, if ever, absent from hia 
Lodge unless prevented through work or illness ; he 
was a most devoted member of our Order. Ono 
who loved the work, for the work's sake, and the 
good to humanity, he was thus enabled to do. He 
has for many years been the main stay of tho 
VViiberforce Lodge. Others have joined, and worked 
for a time, but our brother never ceased to do his 
utmost for the good of the Order. One of thu 
faithful few. Ho was a firm believer in, and up- 
holder of our G.L. politii-al policy, and one who not 
only held it aaa thetjry, but cirried it into practice. 
Alway.i voting right himself, and influencing others 
to go with him. Our brother was an engine driver 
on tho N.E.R. , and amongst the railway men 
exercised considerable influence; in fact, at times of 
elections wo had alw;iys left this section of the 
community very much t<j him, and he coul 1 always 
be depended upon to perform what ho undertook. 
During last year he was on the D.L. Elector;il Com- 
mittee, and in this and other ways rendered con- 
siderable aid during the general election. He 
was an affectionate husband and fatlier ; and 
a faithful, bjving wife, and one married daughter 
are left behind to mourn his loss. The attachment 
between our brother and his wife (also a devoted 
member of our Order) w.ts very strong, and conse- 
quently our sister feels her loss moat keenly. The 
parting was a most painful one, and such as the 
writer had never before witnessed. He had many 
strong personal frirmds who feel his absence, but 
of course this is mostly felt by her to whom he 
was all. In addition to hia interest in 
Temperance work, our brother took a 
leading part in several clubs and societies 
specially promoted for assisting his fellow workmen 
on the railway. Our brother's funeral was largely 
attended, our Order paying a tribute of respect to 
his memory by about 100 members in regalia pre- 
ceding tho corpse. An impressive service waa con- 
ducted by the Rev. J. W. Armstrong, superinten- 
dent minister of the United IVIethodist Free Church, 
with which denomination our brother waa identified. 
The hjTiin, ''Rock of Ages," Ac, having been 
sung, and the ordinary ceremony concluded at the 
grave, our beautiful Good Templar funeral aervico 
was effectively read by Bro. Rev. R. Nicholls, and 
thus was placed to rest in peace the mortal remains 
of our beloved friend and brother, who "though 
being dead yet speaketh." His 1 fe was one o 
quiet, unostentatious goodness, whi'^h found ita 
chief pleasure in seeking to promote the greatest 
happiness and welfare of others. — J. W. C. 

Whatever you dislike in another, take care to 
correct in yourself. 

Fakewell to TUB Rev. J. Gelson Gueuson. — 
On Thursday night, March 25, a large gathering of 
Temperance workers was hold at Hoxton Hall, on 
the occasion of the impending return of tho Rev. 
J. Gelson Gregson, to India. The public proceed- 
inga were preceded by a tea meeting. Mr. W. I. 
Palmer presided, and he was supported by the Rev. 
J. Gelson Gregson. Mr. R. Kaa (secretary 
National Temperance League). Mr. John Ripley, 
Mr. J. T. Rae (hon. sec. at Hoxton Hall), and 
many otliers. 

Situations Vacant and Wanted.— Onr charge fo 
this cla=a of advertisement is 24 words for sixpcace. 
Every additional six words threopencc— [A uvr.] 


Apeil 6, 1886. 


No Stimulants for Children.— Under this 
heading you gave an extract from "The Book of 
Health " in your issue of March 29, with which I 
quite agree. My family doctor has for some time 
past been attending my little boy, age five, who is 
just now recovering from a very severe illness. 
About a fortnight ago the doctor ordered brandy 
to be administered in small doses three times a 
day, but as I am a Reohabite, as well as a Good 
Templar, my principles would not allow of my 
purcha.'i'ng the brandy, so I told the doctor that if 
it were necessary for the child to have it he would 
have to supply it in a bottle the same as any other 
medicine, duly labelled as to quantity to bj given, 
and the times to give it, which the doctor duly 
agreed to do, but up to this time I have not seen 
anything of the brandy. The child is fast recover- 
ing, and on questioning the doctor, lie says there 
is now no necessity for brandy. — Chelss Willson, 
Harlesden Lodge, 

Lodges in Agricultural Districts.— 
Keferrijig to the letter of "A New U. C. T. " in 
your issue of March 22, 1 may state that in my 
District there are several Lodges working in 
"purely agricultural districts," but not near so 
many as should be. For obvious reasons, the Order 
Tvill always be very difficult to work in sparsely 
p.opulated localities. The isolated position of many 
plaoes, together with the indifferent railway 
facilities, combine to throw obstacles in the path 
which require determination to overcome. Of 
necessity, more expense is incurred in sustaining 
such Lodges. To keep in good working order for 
long together it is often requisite that they should 
be visited quarterly by an Executive officer. The 
best plan, when possible, is to hold a public gather- 
ing-of some kind, and then for the officer to meet 
the Lodge in session afterwards for counsel and 
encouragement. A little more of the true Templar 
spirit infused into some of our town Lodges might 
lead to District Executives being encouraged to 
do more in the direction of endeavouring to plant 
"a Lodge in every village. " — An Ageici' 

Three Good Templars Drowned.— I am 
much obliged to W.H.S. for his account of the sad 
accident which has flung so much sadness into our 
midst. Will you allow me to supplement his 
account by saymg that| Bro. Robert Edyvean was 
the treasurer of the Juvenile Temple we have lately 
formed here. The three young men rescued are all 
members of our Lodge. Bro. Frank Edyvean, who 
is only 17 years of age, behaved with the heroism 
of a veteran. After the three had been about half- 
an-hour in the water clinging to the oars and spars, 
he was asked if he could swim to the boat which 
had been put off from the vessel with which 
they had been in collision. He said nothing, 
but in his quiet way he told me he 
" thought he could do the job," and let 
go the spars and swam to the boat. The crew in 
the boat could not. on account of the storm, get it to 
the place where the young men were in the water. 
Bro. Edyvean seized the oar and forced the boat 
along, and was thus the means of rescuing his 
mates, who became unconscious directly they were 
lifted into the boat. I have applied for the Royal 
Humane Society's medal for this act of bravery. 
His mother, a feeble woman, is left with eight 
children, mostly young. His uncle has left a 
widow to whom he has only been married a few 
months. The boat was insured, but when the 
liabilities on the boat are paid, there will be 
nothing left for the bereaved. Nets are not in- 
surable, so all the property is gone. We have com- 
menced a relief fund, of which I am treasurer, and 
I shall be glad if any of my old friends can evince 
practical sympathy with this real case of distress. 
Any donation sent here will be duly acknowledged 

James E. Haroreaves, P. W.G.Ch., Porthleven, 


LuFeuilkde Templrance, or " The Temperance 
Journal," the organ of the Blue Cross Temperance 
Society, published in French, at Vevey, Switzer- 
land, gives in its February issue a sketch and por- 
trait of a M. Passy, from which the following 
gathered :—-'M. H. Passy born in 
1793. At 16 years of age he entered the cavalry 
school at St. Germain. From school he joined, in 
Russia, the French regiment to which he was ap- 
pointed for that fatal campaign. In 1812 
he was wounded and taken prisoner at 
Wilna. He escaped and rejoined Kmperor 
Napoleon I. at Dresden. He was present during 
the campaign of Marshal Saxe, in which he was 
covered with wounds ■, and he was decorated for his 
bravery before even ho was 20 years old. By giving 
in his resignation at the restoration of the Bourbons, 
he thus broke ofl' his short and brilliant military 
career, and ended it with 06 wounds— perhaps at 
least two wounds for every month of service. To rest 
himself the young officer undertook a voyage to 
America. At St. Domingo he had yellow fever, 
but, having a strong constitution, he recovered. 

Passy returned to France and retired for some 
time to a large family estate at Gisors, where he 
gave himself up to agriculture and to the study of 
the most important social questions. Soon after- 
wards he commenced a new and long career aa 
political writer, economist, and statesman, and thus 
continued until death. 

In 1830, he was elected Deputy of his department. 
Having held certain important offices under Louis 
Philippe, he at last became a peer of France. At 
the revolution of 1831, he was thrown into prison 
by the Empire for having wished to remain loyal to 
the legal Government— the Republic. After that 
he retired from politics and devoted himself to his 
writings on economy and agriculture. His book on 
the Systems of Culture and their Influence on 
Social Economy, not to mention all his important 
publications, is one of the most remarkable and 
competent of works, and will long survive him. 

"In 1871 he, tor the last time, again entered into 
public life, as Deputy to the National Assembly. 
Such is briefly the life of this remarkable man. It 
is declared on good authority that this celebrated 
economist only drank pure water, and never drank 
spirits or even cofiee. Towards the end of his 
life, his doctor. Dr. Hardy, insisted on Passy 
taking a little wine and coffee, but the old man 
only very reluctantly departed from his abstinent 
habits."- J. Malins, Jun. 


Bro. John Sweetman, of Strength of the Wood 
Lodge, is emigrating to Halifax, .Nova Scotia. He 
sails" from Liverpool on 8th April, in the steam 
ship Sardinian, Allan Line, and would be pleased 
to hear of any brother or sister going by the same 


Bro. Sergeant WooLcorn, L.D., of Elliot 
Lodge, Plymouth, has won the prize of £3 for the 
best shot in the Plymouth division Royal Marine 
Light Infantry with a grand total of 300 points ; 
also a prize of £1 for the best judger of distance in 
the same division. 

Central Temperance Association. — At the 
Sunday evening meeting of this association Mr. 
Thomas Watson, M.P. for the Ilkeston Division of 
Derbyshire, was the chief speaker. He said he was 
a Lancashire man. Londoners had a curious notion 
of North countrymen, and North countrymen had 
a queer notion of Londoners. The chairman (Mr. 
P. Carigan) was a 45 years' abstainer, but he (Mr. 
Watson) signed the pledge— under Joseph Livesey 
— 52 years ago on January 24 last. Abstinence 
and the giving his heart to God had been his two 
safeguards in life. The country wanted total Sun- 
day Closing, but London was the great stumbling 
block. Why did riot the people of London rise en 
masse and Itt the House know their will? The 
brewers, maltsters, and spirit merchants talked 
pure nonsense in the House of Commons on the 

Band of Hope Demonstration at Willenhall. 

The G.W.C.T. addressed a great Band of Hope 

Demonstration at Willenhall, on March 22, when __^^ ^ 

a procession with the Good Templar Prize Band j ^^^J^'Jj" Jf" g'^^^j^y Cl^ji'^" 

and four other bands paraded the neighbourhood.! nr o n i > • i ii. 

"','"" , 5 ,, „„ 1, „f „„°,. „.«...a Food Adulteration.— Mr. CaBiall, lectunng at the 

The references made to the work of our Order were g^^j^^ Exhibition, ; •' HomBupstbic Cocoa, are well 
warmly acknowledged, and a L.o(Jge is expected j^mg^_ ^3 jl,py contain the smalleat quantity of Cocoa." 
t.o be formed there shortly. J. H. Blades, Esq., [ Cadbury's Cocoa is guaranteed pure, and we recommend 
M.P., and others took part. I the public to buy no other,— [Advi.) 

Compiled EY Bro. John B. Collinos, G.W.M. 


The Minutes of the Bluffs, U.S.A., Baptist 
A.ssoeiATiON, 1879. 
"That both for Bible reasons and for the sake of 
those participating in the Lord's Supper, out Church 
be urged to use only the unfermented juice of the 

Rev. Canon Wilberforce. 

He had known terribly real and undoubted 
instances, in which men, by partaking of wine from 
the sacramental cup, had been started on their down- 
ward course to a dishonoured grave.lf itcametobe a 
question whether the wine or the Christian should be 
banished from the Table of the Lord he could not 
hesitate a moment as to which should go. From the 
sacramental table over which he had more imme- 
diate control intoxicating wine had now long been 
banished, and in this lie believed they were carry- 
ing out the true spirit and meaning of the sacra- 
ment. It it was not a spiritual communion with 
the blessed Lord, beyond and above anything the 
mere elements could convey, then it failed in the 
great purpose for which it was ordained. 

The Bishop of Manchester, Nov., 1884. 

I have had cases mentioned to me of sad relapses 
into sm from this very cause — the very sight or 
smell of the intoxicant reviving the old, only halt- 
conquered desired — and these cases apparently so 
well authenticated that I cannot dismiss the danger 
as one purely imaginary ; and though I think that 
no one ought to press his principle of abstinence so 
far as this, where he has no reason to apprehend 
danger, there may be exceptional instances where 
exceptional treatment is demanded. Even a 
Sacrament of the Lord must not be turned into an 
occasion of sin . We condemn the spirit of fanaticism ; 
but we should deal tenderly with the fear of being 
tempted beyond what we are able to bear. 

Miss Gordon Gumming. 

"As it may possibly occur to some who are accus- 
tomed to think of the consecrated elements of 
bread and wine as essential to the administration of 
this holy sacrament to marvel how such luxuries 
were provided for so great a multitude, I may men- 
tion that no such fruitless effort was made. It was 
judged that as the Master made use of the 
ordinarily daily food of Judea, so would He bless 
that of Hawaii. Therefore sweet water from the 
cocoanut, or from the sparkling brook, replaced the 
juice of the grape, while bread-fruit or taro repre- 
sented the sacred bread. Even had the foreign 
elements bsen favourable," she adds, "it would 
have been impossible to prevent the people from 
attaching superstitious meaning to those unknown 

Drink Among'st Women. 

" The Lancet." 
Women who would on no account be seen goin^ 
into a public-house, and who could not obtain wine 
and spirits unknown to their husbands if they were 
only procurable through a wine merchant, now find 
it quite easy to supply their dressing cases and 
wardrobes from the grocer's store. To sweep away 
this scandal and put an end to a secret vice the 
grocer's licence must be abolished. 

" The Globe. " 

The groggery grocer has done far more to pro- 
mote the worst forms of druukenness than the 

His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

April 29, 1884. If the women of England should 
be possessed by the same spirit that so long has 
possessed so many of the men — what hope for 
England ? We may do the greatest things at home 
and abroad, but oh ! if our women take to drink, 
if the sights that I see of respectable-looking, tidy- 
looUing women, going into the gin palaces without 
shame or fear in the middle of the day, and having 
little children with th«m — I see this perpetually— 
if that is to go on and is to be no reproach, it >• 
over indeed with what we are proudest of in our 

Bbo. Rosbottou is now open for engfagements to speak 
and sing.— 100, Fool Stock, NVigan, Lancas,— (Adti ] 

April C, 1886. 



Allcommmiications to be addiustdTHE EDITOR, 
court, Fleet-street, London, E.C. 

"The News of the Lodges should constitate a public record for 
the important events in connection with ordinary Lodge 
Sessions, PabUc Meetings, Anniversaries, 4c , in connection 
with the Order. It should refer, not to matters of mere 
local interest and to the occurences of ordinary 
Lodge Sessions, but to such matters as are of national 
Importance interesting alike to all classes of readers, 
stimulating some, encouraging others, and rejoicing all. 
Fortius purpose ft should make mention of Essays and 
Papers read, of competitions in Reciting, Reading, and 
Singing, Temperance Bees, Question Box, and such like. 
And, Once a Quarter, the total number initiated or admitted 
byc.c, the total of membership, Ac., may be given. Singing, 
Reciting, (fee, at ordinary Lodgo Sessions should not be 
reported, as the same names of singers, reciters, kc, occur 
week after week, and such news can only bo of limited local 
interest. When, however, a Public Anniversary, or other 
Meeting or Demonstration in connection with the Order 
takes place, the names may be given of the chairman and of 
those taking part, and to save space these should be classified 

thus : Chairman, . Songs by , Recitations by 

&c., &c. 

Lodgo News should be sent as early as possible, and 
cannot be received after Tuesday morning for insertion 
In tbe following Issue, except from Lodges meeting on 
Tuesday night, from which reports can be taken up to 
10 a.m. on Wednesday. 


Noith Bow.— "Commonwealth." March 20. Bro. 
Degerdon, W.C.T. ; good attendance ; one initiated and 
one proposed ; brothers surprised tlie sisters in an 
exemplary manner, with useful articles, including cuffs, 
kerchiefs, collarette", inkstands, small picture frames, &c. 
The sister shewed their appreciation by a cordial vote of 
thaoks for the nice and useful presents given by ttie 

Hackney.— " Hackney Mission." March 23. Bro 
I'igg'', V.D., night. Very pleasant session and good 
attendance ; Bro. Mathews, W.C.T., presided ; Bro 
Carman, V.S.J.T., gave report of juvenile conference and 
also of the meeting re division of District, held at the 
Olive Branch Lodge : addiesses by Bro.Gibson, P.D.C.T. 
and Sister Gibson, W.D.V.T. ; after business, it being 
Bro. 1 igK s natal day, a varied and plentiful supply of 
refreshments was handed round, after which a number of 
members and visitors entertained. 

Wandaworth-road. — " New Clapham Excelsior." 
March 24. Programme "Grumbling." Bro. T. C 
Mncrow, W.C.T. ; the following were received with 
honours: Bros. J. J.Edward«,D.S..J.T , J. C.Woollacott, 
V.D.,J. Robson, P. W.C.T., and G. R.Crawley, W,aT.- 
each gave a short address ; Bro. A. D. Slado, L.D. pro- 
sented a table-cover for W.C.T. table ; Sister E. Hard- 
ing, W.F.S., presented a table-cover for W.V.T. table; 
large number of visitors, one of whom presented the' 
Lodge funds withSs.; refreshmentsiplentifoliy supplied. 

Chelsea. — "James McCurrey." March 2o. Coffee 
supper ; a public entertainment presided over by Bro T 
C. Macrow, H.D.; short addresses by Bros. Colbert'and 
Macrow ; songs, .Sister Tearle Grisenthwaite (2) Mr 
Wills (2). Bro. Colbert, Nichols, jun.; duet. Sister 
Grisenthwaite land Bro. Nichols, jun.; recitations, (2) 
by Miss Francis,well rendered for which she was heartily 
received ; recitations, Bro. T.W.H. Grigg, and Mr. Wills 
(2) ; refreshments supplied ; several names given in for 

Hammersmith. — "Thomas Carlyle." March 20. 
Public meeting in Bedmore Hall, preceded by a proces- 
sion headed by Lockhart's Brass Band. Chairman Bro 
T.C. Macrow, H.D. Solo by Bro. J. Dunkley •' ad- 
dress by Bro. S. Insull, P.D.C.T., followed by Bros. 
William Sutherland, W.D.C., E. C. Lambert, W.D M 
William Colbert, V.D., T. W. Wickenden, V.D , Bro 
Youngion, Reddaway, and G. Eustace, W.C.T., and 
G. Tliomas. L. D. Large number nresent. Namftawivo,. 

Greetings presented by Bro. Beaney, of the Excelsior 
Lodge, Woolwich. Resolution unanimously adopted 
directing the D.L. Reps, to vote against forming two 
District Lodges for Middlesex ; an excellent evening 

King's Cross.— "Excelsior." March 25. Resolved 
that the D.L. Reps, be instrnctcd to vote against the 
division of the District ; songs, &o., by members and 
Visitors ; good session. 

West JJorwood.— " Fenwick." March 23. One pro- 
posed, and two initiated, Bro. R. Saunders, L.D., 
entertained with the assistance of the following —Songs, 
Bios. B. Whitfield, G. Bolting, Gibbons, J. Strong, 
with a laughable whistling song from Bro. J. Sawyer ; 
Sister T. Pryce, song ; recitations. Sister P. Draper, 
Sister Saunders, Sister A. Draper ; reading, Bro. R. 

Islington.— "Henry Ansell." March 27. Crowded 
session. Bro. Staples, W.C.T., presided. Five candidates 
proposed, three initiated. Reports on sick and absent 
members received and adopted, and letters of sympathy 
ordered to be sent to Bro. and Sister Goddard and Sister 
Kiel. The L.D. reported upon the date fixed for the visit 
of the Middlesex District Executive, and that the large 
hall had been engaged for the occasion. A special com- 
mittee was appointed to look after the persons who had 
sigoed the pledge at the late open meetings. Bro. Tench, 
S.D., of Leicester, spoke words ;of cheer, and the North 
Star Lodge entertained with songs, reading and an amus- 
ing dialogue. W.^TCHWORDS sold. 

stoke Newington.— "London Trinity." March 24. 
Resolved to support the motion of Citizen Lodge for two 
District Lodges in Middlesex, and the D.L.Rep. in- 
strcuted to vote accordingly. A united gathering of 
neighbouring Lodges, which were well represented ; 
lar^e attendance. Watchwords on sale. 

Kentish Town.— " Regina." March 29. Bro. Scar- 
borough, W.C.T., presided ; one initiated ; good atten- 
dance. Question box : Temperance questions. Some 
very good questions were asked, and Bros. Frost, 
Wharton, Chandler, Ramsden, jun.. Hall, &c., took part 
in the discussions ; Ss. 6Sd. collected for a brother from 

New Cut.— "George Thorneloe." March 6. Comic 
cuttings were given, as well as songs, 4;c.— March 13. 
One initiated ; oi;en Lodge, Bro. Gear presiding ; songs, 
4c., were sung, and speeches by Bros. Edkins aud 1 1 
Reeves. Fruit was handed round- agift from the chair- | of Lond< 

3 given 

G. Tliomas, L. D. Large number present. 
in for membership. 

Baker-street. — " Alliance of Marylebone." March 
22. Good session. W.C.T., Bro. W. Bailey. Reports 
of Sub-District Committee also Provident Fund were 
taken and adopted ns suggested. Visiting Committee 
reported on their absentees, satisfactory accounts being 
given of each. The programme being " Spinsters' Nieht " 
Sister Pratt presided, and was assisted by Sister 
Watkins, Powell, A. Pelham, and Dunstan, all of whom 

Holloway.— " Vale of Safety." March 16 Bro 
Hobart, W.C.T., presided. One initiated. A paper' 
entitled, " Freedom of Contract and Monopoly," was 
read by Bro. Hobart.— Marcli 23. Bro. Fleet presided. 
Visit paid by members of the Mir.pah Lodge, who enter- 
tained with sonps, Ac. A pleasant evening was spent. 

I'eckham.— " Peckham." March 27. Free monthly 
entertainment. Bro. W. E. Hooper, W.D.Co.. presided 
Kntertainment chiefly provided by Bro. W.A. Shepheard, 
W.D.M., and friends. 

Southwark.— "The Mint." March 25. Visitors 
entertained, and brothers surprised the sisters. Bro. W 
E. Hooper, W.D.Co., presided. One brother from Malta 
admitted on c.c. Pleasant evening. 

Chelsea.— "Urosvenor." March 2G. Officered and 
entertained by sisters ; Sister E. A. Kimber W C T 

man— as a Temperance birthday offering. Several [ Bro. InsuU'; trio, 
persons promised to join the Lodge.— March 20. Viait " - - _ 
of Wellington Lodge, who entertained, Bro. Hinton pre- 
siding. No candidates proposed ; one initiated. 

Hornsey.road, N.— "North Star." March 20. A 
soiree, Bro. Halford, V.D., presiding. Songs and recita- 
tions. A few parlour games were indulged in under the 
leadershipof Bro.Easton.D.A.S.Coffee andcake were then 
handed ro'.ind. Being the anniversary of the birthday of 
Sister Steinfeld, jun., the W.V.T., a hearty vote of 
congratulation was accorded. 

PentonvUle.—" Vernon." March 22. One proposed; 
communicatmn read asking Lodge to give an entertain- 
._^.L_r^ . . r^ , , Peace-cottages, Tunbridge-street, 

Williams from penal servitude ; also that we send • 
resolution to D.L. regarding the same. — March 22. A 
very instructive and encouraging session ; several visitors 
congratulated us upon the bright and prosperous aspect 
of the Lodge. The programme being to " Put the 
W.C.T. in a fix," proved very interesting and instruc- 
tive, most of the questions being very goid. The chair 
was eventually won by Sister Weeks, P.D.V.T., who 
closed the Lodge. Watchwords taken by several 

Stratford. — '* Enterprise." March G. Lecture on 
Phrenology, by Bro. Morrell, P.D.E.S. Very interesting 
— JIarch 13. Bro. Finch, tV.D., rend a paper,' 
"The House that Jack Built," also question. box, Bro' 
Finch answering to questions.— March 20. Third anni* 
versary. Tea and public meeting, about 30 to tea, which 
was well served by Sisters Turner, Dewell, Bailey, and 
Smith. Dr. John Moir, medical otficer of West Ham 
Union, presided, and gave a very instructive and interest- 
ing address on Temperance question from a medical 
point of view. Addresses were also delivered by Bro. 
Hilton, U.K.A. ; Bro. Searle, D.C.T. ; Bro. Gage, Bro. 
Leeding, Bro. J. S. Turney, U.K.A.— March 27. Roll 
call ; afterwards the Lodge was entertained by Bros. 
Dewell, Layton, and Martin, Sisters Phillip, Layton, 
Smith, Catton, &c. 

Kingsland.-" Mentor." March 30. Bro. W. L. 
Simmons, W.C.T. Good attendance. Report of D.L. 
Rep. received and adopted. Resolved that our rep. 
be instructed to vote against the motion for the division 
of the Middlesex District. After usual business a trans- 
position bee, open to visitors, in which 13 competitors 
took part, Bro. Refheus, of the London Trinity Lodge, 
gaining the prize. 

Chelsea.- "Marlborough." March 30. Officered and 
entertained by Sisters. Sister Amy Turney, W.C.T., 
who gave a few opening remarks. Sisters 1?. Turney, 
Humpherson, Shepherd, Clopson, Bailey, Matkin, and 
tributed to the programme. Few remarks 
C. Macrow. L.D., E. Humpherson, 
E.S., J. H. Matkin, J. B. Bentley, J. Harden, Bro. F. 
Turney, W.C.T. Refreshments provided. 

Holborn. — " Temple." March 23. Discussion of 

G. W.C.T. 's circular and Provident Fund.— March 30. 

Visit from London Olive Branch, open to the public at 

o'clock ; Bro. Henstock presiding. Songs, recita- 

;, readings, Sisters Farr, Raymond, Seymour. City 

; Brothers Wilson, Jerome ; short addri 


Strong, Stevenson and Bacon. 
Stratford.— "Excelsior." March 23. Fair attendance ; 
one initiated, two proposed. Five minutes' papers on 
"Why lam a Teetotaler," by Bros. Johnson. Vidler 
and Aldridge, which were greatly appreciated. — March 30, 
Vegetarian lecture by W.S. Manning, Esq. ; chairman, 
A most interesting, instructive and 


mentat theFreeSchi . ^ ^ 

AV.C, was accepted ; W.S. read the"re'port of tl. 

tainmeot and handed over to Sister Shakespeare the sum 
otl'Js. 8d., to help to start a Juvenile Temple; Bro Gurr 
reada report of the Juvenile Council ; the D.L. Reps, 
were informed to vote at the next D.L. against there 
being two District Lodges for Middlesex, also to vote for 
the motion concernint' the Capitation Tax on sisters 
being reduced to Id. It was resolved to leave a copy 
of the Watchword in the shop (Lockhart's), for the cus- 
tomers to read. Good session. Watchword sold.— 
March 2'J. One initiated. D.L. Reps, gave in their 
report, which>as adopted. Bro. GriHiths, the founder of 
the Vernon Lodge, gave a short address, stating that he 
would become an honorary member of the Juvenile 
lemple about to be formed. Good session. 

Battersea. — "Pilgrim's Rest." March 26. Well 
attended session. Bro. Thomas Olding (late of South- 
ampton Lodge) handed in £143. as profit on enter- 
t which he had organised. A vote of thanks was 
jusly accorded. Entertained by several brethren 
and sisters ; a very pleasant and profitable meeting 

Bethnal Green. —"Odell." March 24. Programme, 
brothers surprised the sisters. The surprise consisted of 
a white cambric handkerchief, presented to each sister 
present of the Lodge. After the sisters hid thanked the 
brothers for their kindness. Sisters Steel presided, and 
Sisters Williams, Tillett, and Tompkins, and Bros. Lei 
Sage, Mackay, Lloyd, TiUett, and Dabbs took part in 
the programme. 

Hounslow.— " Hope of Hounslow." March 25. Sub 
District tea and open Lodge. Thirty members to tea 
including Bro.ColonelYoung.H.D.; Bro.W. Sutherland,' 
W.D.Co.; Bro. W. T. Wickenden, V.D.; Bro. Lambert 
W.D.M. ; and others. After a very enjoyable tea a 
public meeting was held. Short, lively, and interesting 
speeches and recitations were given by the visitors 
bister Mumford presiding at the harmonium. An excel- 
lent meeting. 

Hackney.— "Homerton Hope." March 25. Visitors 
from Upper Clapton, Chepstow Castle, and Hackney 
Mission Lodgei entertained. Greetings brought by Bro 
Splitter from Lodges in Sittingbourne and Sheerness, 

id by Bro. Simmons from Dover and Portsmouth Gar- 

ion Lodges. 

Upper Clapton.— "Upper Clapton." March 15. Visit 
from the members of the Hackney Mission Lodge, who 
provided a very interesting protiramme.— March 22. 
. „^''Hi,'^°,',*^-^' Prc-ided. A very iuteresting paper 
by Bro. ■r. V Miles, W.C.T.. against sraokingf which 
caused a lot of discussion, the following taking part -— 
Bros. Cumraing, Rehfueso, Ckmence, Davis. L D 
Castor, L.D., and Sister Wheeler. • ■• 

Edgware- road.-" The Paddington." March L5. 

tof ord C„H^'^"rr"'? fr "'" "r^ secretary, an,, airer tne c: 

to Lord Randolph Churchill, regarding the Poole K.R.R., asked 

„r,fl.., ,„t„.^.„„ .u..„ .. _,_, ^^g ^^^^ further hii 

release of H»rry to 

Chelsea.— " Queen's Messenger." JIarch 19. On 
proposed. Pound night for regalia fund.- March 26. 
Three initiated and one proposed. Bro. G. Underwood, 
L.D., presided, and gave a short address. Sister A 
Lombs elected D.L. Rep. Lodge progressing. Watch 
WORDS sold. 

York.— "Harbour of Friendship." Free tea and 
nertainment to nearly 103 worthy persons over .50 
_ jlrs of age. After tea the Rev. C. Illingworth pro- 
sided, and addresses, recitations, and songs were given 
Councillor Mansfield, Mr. Robert Kay, Mr. 
Monkhouso, Hmrv M. Cross, Mr. and 1"" 
Taylor, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Whitehead, 

Manchester.- "Concilio et Lahore.'' 
being responsible, provided a first. cla 
Songs, &C-, by Sisters L. Parfitt, Mori 

d Mr. Revell. 

Bro. Mounsey 


i, Roberts, and 

tiated ; 

Raymond, Bros. George, Roberts, and Job 
attendance of members and visitors. Three 

id three received on a,c. 

Devontobt.— " Star of Morice Town." March 24. 

ro. Rich, W.C.T., presided. A letter was read from 

ro. Bawdon, L.D., Hong Kong, China, giving an out- 
line of the doings of the Order in that country, which was 
very cheering He also sent the greetings from Hong 
Kong and Victoria Lodges. Song-s, Bros. Keely, Launce 
and Sister Trayse ; reading, Bro. Parkes ; recitation, Bro'. 

ToTNE.s.—" Dart Vale." March 16. Enjoyable ses- 
V°°' ■7'^^"" imtiated.— March 23. One initiated from 
Juvenile Temple. Circular read from Negro Mission 
Committee. Cards taken. Committee appointed to make 
arrangements lor an open session. Programme. "Who 
shall be W.C.T.. well sustained. Library started, Lodge 

Manchester.- "City." March 2.5. The W.C.T. 
Bro. R. Langdon, being responsible, he presented to each 
brother and sister a bunch of primroses, which had been 
sent by a brother at Torquay, specially for the occasion, 
bongs were rendered by Bros. Langdon, Rose, Bradshaw, 
Mr. Ihumpstone and Miss Thumpstone; reading by 
Br.s. Ursell and Turner. reauing oy 

T'RnRO.— "Guiding Star. "March 2.5. Visit of Bro. Poi. 
larH(PortofLeith Lodge, Glasgow), Bro. Casely, Exeter . 
a brother from Modburg. Greetings presented by each, 
which were very cordially accepted and exchanged. Bro. 
f'ratt read an able paper, "Are Alcoholic Drinks as a 
Beverage Good for Man V" A hearty discussion followed, 
pleasant and profitible evening spent ; two propo- 

iitions for 
1 Public lectu: 


;f Nafferton.' 

March 29. 

Perjury Ca 

Public lecture by Bro. the Rev. J. Longden, on " Ens'. 
land's Darkest Stain." Bro. T. Wilson, H.D., presided. 
A good company present. 

DliVONPOUT.-" James Teare." March 2" Sister 
Carter, W.C.T., presided, and invited all members pre- 
sent to a coffee .upper with her as it was her birthday, 
Iter the coffee had been served, Bro. Albert, of the 
R., asked the members to drink a cup of coffee for 
birthday, which was on the 21st inst. The best wishes 
lur sister and brother were tendered by Bros, Hamley 


April 5, 1886. 

D.C.T., and Prnueo and other members, there was a 
pro'jd mustiii-. A very pleasant entertainment of bours 
by Sister Hill, IJros. Cuurtney, Albert, liurb. M'Lean. 
:md Taylor ; duet, Si&tera Taylur and Hannaford ; recita- 
tion, bro. Taylor was gone throucrli* 

SiTTiXGCOURNE. — " I'^ither MaLhew." Rtarcli IG. 
Largely attended and enthu-iftstio session. The Lodee 
ua^ favoured with a visit from Uro. Skinner, P.GAV.M., 
■who ptffiided, and who had the pleasing duty of initui- 
ling th-J Hev. J. Duubleflay (Baptist minister). At the 
clu-e of the businefis stirring and thoroughgoing addrtrta 
were rleliverpd by JBrcs. SUmnpr, the Rev. W. T. Ennor. 
and Rev, J. Dnublcdav.— Much 1^3. OlBccred and 
cnteiiainud by married biotheiu Pleasant evening. 

Leicesteb.— " Excelsior." March 16. Experience 
night. Ero3. Bi:8'.vell, Brady, Brafield, Whatton, Path, 
nnd Monk ; Sisters Baker, Vtrnon, and Verry took 
part. Good ees-- ion.— March 23. Good Beas;ou. Three 
initiated, two proposed, two reimtalkd. Juvenile night, 
the juveniles entertained ; 17e. (Jil. aont to the orplianage. 
Bro. JBuswell bade farewell totheTonopIe tnombers as he 
is leaving Leicnbter, 

BiuGHTON.— " Advance Guard." March 19. Social 
party. Nearly 200 present. The meeting wns presided 
over by Bro. Tom Smitb, W.C.T., who, in a few 
opening remarks, stated the object of the meeting. A 
cupitai programme of Bongs, duets, and recitations was 
pcne throu^'h by Bros. Grav, Cook, Huasey, and Sistw^ 
McLenahan, Dover, Paris, nnd Bunker, Mr. J. S. 
Fathers, and Miss Lea^e ; instrumental music being 
contributed by Bro. Billard. Bro. J. J. Jonea gave nn 
address explanatory of the principle3 of Good Templary. 
Refret'hmenta, of whicli tbera was a plentiful supply, 
were handed round during the evening, and a most en- 
joyable and profitable evening was spent. 

New Malden.— "Sure Refuge." March 12. Visit of 
General Charles Gonlon Lodge. Eighteen members 
hewed up. Very good entertainment given by same.— 

March 19. Impromptu speaking. Numerous subjects 
fully discussed by Bros. J. C. Woollacolt (wlio acted for 
W.C.T.), Lavender, Wilson, Wrtn, and others.— " ' 
l!li. A paper on "Epitaphs," by Bro. W. Tayl 
preatly appreciated, afterwards the Lodge was surprised 
by Bro. J, C. Woollacott with colfee, fruib, and oth' 
good things, and with mu-ic, &c. A 
evening was spent. WATCHWOimrf sold. 

NoBisiTON.— *'Hope of Norbiton." Alarch 21. A 
vereary (13th) of Lodge held in New Schools, Victi 
load; tea at 6.30, between 70 and 80 partook thereof 
followed at eight o'clock by public meeting by Bro, 
James Smithers, supported by W.C.T. and Bro. Tickner, 
when a varied programme was carrieJ out by numerou3 
brothers, sisters, and (riends; Bro. Tickner presented 
the Lodge with a new and handsome set of officers' 
regalia as a birthday present, the members according 
him their grateful thanks for so seasonable a present. 
There were present seven of the members who signed the 
Lndge Charter 13 years ago ; one candidate was initiated. 
Ramsi'.ate.— "Snug Harbour." March 18. A very 
pleasant session and entertainment. Sister Woodroffe, 
a good working member, who is about to be married, and 
proceed to America, was presented with a bilver-plated 
teapot and a handsomely-framed certificate of member- 
ship, in token of the esteem of the members tor her ser- 
vicps. The presentation was maJe by Bro. W. Whitmore, 
L.D., in a few well-chosen words. Sister W. briefly re- 
turned thanks. A cotfee supper was provided, and freely 
partaken of by representatives from the Sunbeam and 
and Perseverance Lodges of Ramsgate and Margate to 
bid farewell to Sister Woodroffe. Congratulatory speeches 
were given by Bros. Coleman, Pilcher, and Sister Hull, 
The m'reLing was eulivened with i-ome good singing by 
various members. All present wished our sister great 
proBperity and every blessing. 

Leeds.— "Nil Uesperandum." "Songs from thi 
Operas," conducted and arranged by Bro. Hanson 
■W.A.D.S. Good attendance of members and friends 
who thoroughly appreciated the excellent and enjoyabl. 
concert provided. The artistfs v.'ere Sister Pearsun,Mis 
Slater, Mr. Slieard, and Bros. Hanson, Siater, and 

Sheffield.— "Kllesmere." March 24. Public exhi- 
bition of dissolving views, kindly given by D. Duncaster, 
Esq. There was a large attendance, aud five persons 
, agreed to become members. 

MANNiNGHAM.~"V>lunteers." March 22. One ini- 
tiated, and Bro. Collies pave his entertainment, " A 
Nicht with Burns," Bro. Knox of Liiurd Mount Lodge 
Sliiiiley, read an introductory jjaper on t-he life of Burns; 
Scotch eongs and readings weie also given which were 
very amusing and interesting. 

East Derehaji.-" Centre of Norfolk." March 16. 
(Quarterly social re-union of past aud present members 
and friends. Capital programme of songs, recitations, 
and dialogues carried out by Sisters Cnspe. Beckham, and 
Bush; Bros. Brooks, Chaplin, Woor, Bush, Seeker, and 
Perry. Several names for membership.— March 22, 

to the Shipdham in a waggonnette and 
visited the Endeavour Lodge to support the V.i)., 
who was paying an official visit. Interesting addrr^sa hy 
Bro. Austin, W.D.Co. Programme by Sisters Bush and 
Browne, and Bros. Brooks, Chaplin, (iieen, and Perry, 
D.S.J.T.— March 23. Celebration of Bro. Chaplin's first 
Good Tempiar anniversary. Refreshments provided by 
Ero. Chaplin, who gave his experience. Three oid 
members re-admitted and <me new member initiated. 
Lodge flourishing. Waxchwohus on sale. 

I^TAKE.— " Home of Safety." March 14 The first 
anniversary sermons in connection with thia Lodge were 
preached in the Piiraitive Metiiodist theimom- 
ing by tbe Rev. G. Hunt, in the afternoon by Mr. J. 
H. Strong, and m the evening by Rev. J. Scruton. On 
Monday a public ham tea was provided in the school- 
room, when 90 sat d<»wn. A meeting held alter was pre- 
sided over by Bro. Stephen Bacon. Speakers : Bro. Rev. 
H. J. Boyd, and Bro. W. H. Hall. Recitations by the 
membera : wnging by the choir ; total proceeds £7 ISs. 2d. 

Siockton-on-Tees.— "Castlo and Anchor." March 

Pound night and unseating the W.C.T. Several 
changes took place during the session. Two translerrea 
from Juvenile Temple. Good attendance.— March ii. 
Tliree initiated. Devotional meeting, conducted by toe 
Rev. E. L. Millward, curate of the Stockton paris.i 
hurch. Tlie rev. gentleman expressed his pleasure in 
laving the opportunity to conduct such a meeting on 
behalt of the Good Templars. A large atteua 
—March IS. After businesB a sewing bee 
brothers was commenced, tbe sisters acting 
idjudicators. Mucli amusement caused. Tom 
Gardner was declared winner. A pleasant meet- 
March 25. Two initiated, and one proposed. 
The programme was in charge of Sisters E. Hardy. M. 
Sheraton and Metcalfe. Sister iJardy took the chair. 
Bro. Ben Moate, Bro. Metcalfe, Bio. Morris, Sister 
Nichol, Sister Day, and Bro. Ayres contributed ; 120 
Bedford.— "Sir W. Harpur.'* Eebruary S. Experi- 
ice night. Short epeeches by Bros. Perry and Brook- 
. luse and Sister Heath. Two initiated.- February 15. 
Who Rhall be W.C.T. ! Large supply of good questions ; 
tlio chair being gained successivsly by Bros. E. Capon, 
Campion, Brookhouee, and Campion. Six proposed and 
four initiated.— February 22. Report of D.L. session 
Riven by Bro. Campion, D.L. Rep. Three proposedand 
three others initiated.— March 1. Officered and enter- 
tained by sisters. Songa by Sister Maundnll and Ston- 
ham ; recitations by Sisters Leach, Garner and Allen ; 
readinffs by Sisters Heath, A. Pilgrim and Giggle. Bro. 
Weatherill, U.C.T. of Oxford, gave a short address.— 
March 8. Visit of several of the D.L. Executive— Bros. 
Southwood, D.C.T.; C. Taylor, D.Co.; and S. W. 
Tysoe, W.U.Chap. Devotional evening. Five initiated. 
—March iri. G.L. session at Northampton, at which a 
larga number oE our members attended. Collected for 
distressed member?, 10s.— March 10. Anniversary tea 
and meeting.— March 22. Impromptu speaking ; well 
carried out. Two initiated.— March 29. Essay by Bro. 
Spratt, " Is the Drink Traffic a Trade or a Crime ? ' was 
well discussed. One initiated. 

WiNOHHSTaB.—" Itchen Valley." — March 10. Papers 
on the Good of the Order, when papers were read by 
Bros. Wilmot, W.S., P. Lucas, and Bro. Colour- 
sergeant Harrison. A paper was also read on *' Adult 
and Juvenile Templary," by Bro. J, Brigsr, L.D.— 
March 22. A new Juvenile Temple, throuah the kind- 
ness of the Rev. W. A. C. Chevalier, in granting the use 
of his school-room, was opened. Sister Goodyear, 
D.S J.T. for North Hants, was the instituting officer, 
and the Temple was named the " Lily of 
the Valley." Bro. E. Buckingham was recommended 
as Superintendent, and Sister Chevalier as Assistant- 
Superintendent. Twenty-five joined tlie Temple, and 
six more have since given in their names to join. — March 
26. Temperance singing contest ; the names of six 
brothers and sisters were on the list to compete, and the 
result was as follows :—Bro. E. MUls. P.W.C.T., Ist ; 
Sister Castle, jun., 2nd ; and Bro. J. Bugg, L.D,, 3rd ; 
very handsome books were given as prizes. A very 
pleasant evening was spent; large attendance; four 
initiated and others piopos'^d. 

York. — " Victorious." March 24. A very 
interesting meeting ; Bro. Richardson, W.C.T., presided. 
The question of three acres and a cow was discussed from 
a Temperance point of view. Sister Andrews read a 
capital little paper, followed by addresses from Bro. and 
Siater Madgwick. Bro. H. fii. Cross also read a paper on 
the Land Question. 

WHiniNHTON MooB. — "Glorious Prospect." March 8, 
W.C.T., Sister Miss S. J. Ruunpy. Pound night. 
A good number of parcels sold by Bro. Brown, W.S., 
causing much amusement. One initiated. — March 16. 
Programme, Short speeches on Temperance, in which 
all members present took part. 

Ii'.swicti.— "Orwell." March 25. Brothers surprised 
the Lodge with a set of now rituals, an altar water 
bottle and glass. Two sieters received on c.c. Songs by 
Bro. Allen, Bro. Ayton, Bro. Grey, Bro. Salhouse, and 
recitation by Sister Cook, from Alexander Lodge. 

Manchesteb. — "Luyal Kobert Whitworth." March 
26. Sisters' surprise night. Each brother was presented 
liVitb a beautilul necktie. Greetines receivel from Ard- 
wick Happy Home and Woodward Excelsior Lodges. Bro. 
Roberts, song ; Bro. Fletcher, recitation ; Sisters A. 
Parfitt, Myott, and Rowbottoin, songa. Good attend- 

Exeter.— ' ' Matthew the Miller."' March 18. A very 
nice session ; had a few very encouraging remarks from 
Bro. Marracott on the work of tho Older in Torquay. — 
ilaich 26. Sisters' sewing night, brothers to bring tho 
tools, three prizes being awarded. Surprise visit from 
the Perseverance Lodge, whj capitally entertained. 

Manohesteb.-" Tower of Refuge." March 23. Visit 
of Bro. Tolton, D.C.T., who presided. A sister 
from Knight*! bridge, London, admitted on c.c. Five 
candidates initititei Bro. Edwards, P.G.W.C.T., 
asked for volunteers for mission work, and a good number 
gave in their names. Brothers being responsible, tendered 
a programme of songs, recitations, &c., and provided re- 
freshments. Seventy-live members present. 

Newabk.— " Good Samaritan." March 26, A well 
attended public meeting and entertainment, presided ovei 
by Bro. J. Payne, W.C.T. Programme of vocal aud 
instrumental music, recitation, and readings by tht 
members, assisted by several friends. At the close, n 
large number sat dowu to a well-provided cofiee supper. 
One of the most successful meetings held. 

Blackburn,— " Star of Blackburn," March 11. Visit 
from Templars' Rest Lodge, who entertained, Bro. 
Wincfield, W.C.T,, presiding.— March 18. Bros. Fowlej 
and Wildman responsible. Grumbling night ; coffee and 
cake handed round ; very enjoyable session ; fair attend 
ance ; one initiated. — March 25. Sisters Moss 
Percival responsible. Refreshments wero provided, 
the proceeds devoted to the Lodge Funds, 
initiated: one proposed. Bro. Booth, W.S., gave 
addiei Very pleasant session. 

aid of the reading- 

Debby.— "Hope of Derby." At the last session Bro- 
A, Boggis, H.D., London, gave a very encouraging 
address on the Ordpr generally. 

Tow Law.—" Pride of the West." March 27. . A very 
interesting entertainment. An exhibition of living wax- 
works was produced, and ably explained by Mr. Thomas 
Fothergill, of Crook, to ft very appreciative audience. 
Songs, rt-citfttions, and selections of music at intei vals by 
Miss J. Hind.Mr. J. Raine, Masters Thomas Hall, J. A. 
Hughes, Miss M. Way per, and Bros. George Wilkinson, 
and George Dickenson. Bro. R. Spi 
proceeds of the entertainment are in 
room in conuectnn with the Lodge. 

Leeds.-" Priestley United." March 9. Visit of 
Armley Evening Star, who gave a ishort programm-J. 
Very pleasant evening sppnt, and very good attendance. 
— filarch 16. One candidate initiated. Negro Miesion 
circular read. Sisters' surprise night. Sisters took office. 
Entertainment by Sankey's hymns, recitations, readings, 
songs. Very good attendance. 

Camduidge,— "The Loyal Cambridge." March IG. 
Quarterly tea at 6.30 p.m„ well attended, an 1 followed 
by public meeting presidtd over by Bro. Burrell, 
W.C.T. Bro. G. Cr-Uen addressed the meeting 
with crcat force. Tho well-arranged programme 
was varied with siieeches from Bros. Dixon, Westhorpo, 
and Broom, and enlivened with solos by Sisters Burrel! 
and Howe. Two visitors from the Univeisity Lodge, 
Bios. Kinton and Polack, took part in the proceedings. 

Oxford.—" St. Clement's." February 0. Fonr received 
ona.c.'s.February 23. Report of D.L. being a social 
6vening,refreshment8 were handed round, and songs, recita- 
tions, &c., were given. Two candidates were initiated, — 
March 2. Kesolved, that v/e have some cards with place 
and night of meeting placed in the caftis and Temperance 
hotels. Bro. Martin urged the members to take the 
Watchwobo.— March 9. Come and See, which caused 
much amusement.— March 10, Social supper ; songs, 
readings, addresse;(, &c., &c. About 30 present. Very 
pleasant time. 

St. Helen's —" Great Heart." March 23.— Bro. J, 
Rockbank's (L.D.) birthday; hearty congratulations 
voted. The L.D. provided refreshments. A very 
pleasant meeting. 

Bristol.— "Morning Star," March 20. Bro. Luoas, 
read an interesting an instructive paper on "St. Patrick's 
Day Customs." After giving a biographical sketchipf 
the saint, he went on to shew how that the poor and 
illiterate Irish people still only celebrate the name aud 
memory of that worthy by a day of drunken carousing. 
Folkestone. — " Casar'a Camp." March 16. Songs, 
readings, and recitations. Lodge vieited bv friends from 
Ash ford and Faversham, who came in brakes. Very 
pleasant eveninc— March 23. Open Lodge. Bro. 
Quartermaster Hooper entertained with some eplen- 
did dissolving views, and also related his wonderful 
escape from drowning at the time the ill-fated La Plata 
foundered at sea ; after which two friends were initiated, 
and several others proposed, A grand meeting. 

Fabnwobth. — "John Jackson." March 2". A tea 
meeting and entertainment. A splendid tea was pro- 
vided, and first-clasa talent was secured for tho entertain- 
ment. The S. D.C.T,, Bro, Bennett, presided. 

Glossop. — " Mount Pleasant." March 25. Sister 
Goodman responsible, and served the Lodge with coffee 
and sandwiches, after which we were entertained by the 
members ; recitations by Bro. J, H. Parker and Bro. R. 
Oliver ; songs by Sister Crawford, Sister Goodman, 
.Sister Hutchison, and Bro. Horton ; reading by Bro. 
Shallcrass ; sketches by Sister Goodman and Bro. Hor- 
ton. A very pleasant evening was spent, Good attend- 

Glos.'50P.— "Hope of Glossop." March 22. Good 
attendance ; two initiated, three proposed. Visit of 
Glossop Mount Pleasant. Sister Goodman recited ; 
readings and recitation by Bros Shirt and Parker. 

West Habtlepool,— " J. H. Raper,'* March 11. 
Good session. Spelling bee. Keen competition by 
several brothers aud one sister. Prize won by Bro. 
Hinchley.— March 26. E- joyable session, Bro. Haver's 
papt;r was read by Bro. Hinchley, which set forth the 
obligation and duty of all members of the Order, and 
urged most firmly the upholding and setting forth of our 
principles, before all with whom we come m contact in 
our daily life. A very pleasing and enjuy able feature of 
tho session was that, as it was the birthdays of Sister 
L. M. Jackson alsu Sister A. A, Jackson, D.M., the 
si-ters regaled thtse members with a social cap ftPd 
refreshments. One initiated. Good attendance. WatcH; 
WORDS sold. 

Ampihill,-" Alameda." March 25. Visit from the 
Hope of Ampthill Juvenile Temple, when readings, reci- 
tations aud dialogues were given. Good number present ; 
one proposed ; coffee was given to tho juveniles. Good 

Higher OrKNSHAW.—'* Circle." March 2, Essay on 
" Tobacco," by Bro. W. R. Peplow. Visitof Bjo. Okey, 
L.D,, of Droylsdnu, who gave a short speech. — March 9. 
One initiated and received from Juvenile Temple. Re- 
solved wa meet on Monday nights in future instead of 
Tuesday nights. — March 22. Brothers surprised by aknife 
and fork supper, provided by the sisters ; two initiated. 
March 23. Service nf song by Bro. Shaw'a choir. 
Reader, Bro. E. 0. Bainbridge ; accompanist, Bro. S. 
Lawton. The service was well rendered. 

Yabmoutu (I. W.)-" Star in the West." March 19. 
Twelfth anniversary celebrated. After the session was 
closed about 33 members and friends sat down to a coffee 
supper, to which all did justice. A heavy snowstorm, 
which was raging kept many away. After supper was 
over a moat enjoyable evening was spent. Bro. Summers, 
Bro, A. White, Sister Minnie Fryer, Bro. W. Newman, 
Sister Miriam Brewin, Sister Fryer, Bro. E. Waterfield, 
jun.. Sisters Griffiths and Warder contributed to the pro- 
Krammo, A few words from Bro, L. Rice, L.D. — March 
26. One initiated. 

Doncasteb.- " White Rose," March 17. One ini 
tiated and one proposed. A paper was read by Bro 

April 5, 1886. 



Blyton, Golden Rule Lodge, on " Duty and Honour,' 
»nd proved interestiog. A short debate followed. — 
Biarcn22. Visit to Hopa of Hexthorpe, with programme. 
—March 24. One proposed. Programme. Bro. Sor- 
Srcant Bower, Y. and L, He(;iment, attended, and the 
brothers were drilled 1/ la nuhtaire, which caused much 
amusement. Bro. Bower also gave an address. The 
average attendance has been excellent. Watchwoeds 

Coal Aston.— "Home of Peace and Safety." March 
25. Bro. Mart, W.D.Co. of Derby, delivered a lecture 
on the political aspect of the Temperance question. The 
chair was occupied by Bro. C. H. Munney.'L.E.S. There 
WM a good attendance. 

Nkw Whittingtos.— " Happy Home." March 24. 
A public tea was provided in'the club-room of the We!- 
liogton Hotel, and in the evening a lecture was given by 
Bro. Mart, of Derby, on the political aspect of the Tem- 
perance question. Chair taken by Mr. J. Lawtou. A 
VMy good attendance. 

Ohbltknham.— " Imperial.' March 25. Public meet- 
ing. Bro. Evans presided. Songs, Mies Vardes Hill. 
Broa. Warren, Paulston, Fletcher, Evans and Sister 
Taylor; recitations, Bros. Margettg, Andrews, Fletcher, 
and Miss Wanklin ; trio. Misses Winn, Morris, and 
Friend ; selections on tho concertina, Mr. Quayle ; 
Temperance dialogue, Bros. Rev. K. Turland and Sel- 
man. Good attendance. Three to initiate next session. 
Watchwords sold. 

Gl'ILDford.— *' Guildford." March TO. Address by 
Bro. Chewter, P.D.C.T. Sister Leach appointed 
pianist. Bonbon night, mottoes read out amidst much 
amusement. One initiated. — March 20. Connective 
readings, Bro. Green, .Sisters Leach and Evershed. 
Songs by Sister S. H. Parker. List ol absentees read. 

Guildford.— "Rescue." Lodge doing well. Crowded 
meetings. Opening seeaioa every week. Nearly 50 
members already. 


WiNCHBSTEB.— " GarrisoD Safeguard." March 27. 
Large attendance. Bro. Colour-Seiyeant Harrison, 
W.C.T., presiding. Two initiated. Others proposed. 
Letters rpad from Chatham, India, and Egypt. Bro. 
Sergeant Hooper's namn was eubmittt-d to'the Executive 
for the office of V.D. programme. The Harrison family 
(four in number) entertained with songs, soIop, recita- 
tions, &c., by Bio, Harrison, the W.C.T., and Sisters 
E.A. and B. Harrison. Bro. Sergeant Cbeckley also 
^avetwo aongs. A very pleasant evening. Watchwords 
in great demand. 


Dublin.—" St. Patrick's." February 1. Election and 
installation, Bro. W. R. Emery, W.C.T. Quarterly 
letter from Grand Lodge read and debated. — February 8. 
Humorous readings, to which the following members and 
viflitorB kindly contributed, Bros. R. Dowse, Treacy, 
Darlington and A. Wisdom, and Sisters McKay, Oun- 
ningham and Fitzhenry. — February l-'i. Impromptu 
speeches of an interesting and entertaining character 
wero delivered by all present. — February 32. A very 
pleasant visit to the Shamrock of Booterstown Lodge, 
where a paper was read by the D.S, J.T. , 
entitled, " Juvenile Templary, its Placj and 
Power," — March 1, Entertainment ; programme con- 
tributed to by Bros. Boucher, Keilly, Auchincloss, 
•nreacey and Emery, and Sisters Graham and Cunning- 
ham.— March 8. Impromptu fpeechee.— March 1.". 
Question night. Several questions relating to the Order 
were handed in, and spoken to by the members. — 
Mftrch 22. Address by Bro. Treacy, being notes on a 
course of ambulance lectures, during which he explained 
the method adopted by the Ambulance Society to save 
life, and how to act in case of accidents. The lecturer 
shewed (by the aid of Bro. W. J. Rwilly. who acted as 
bisinbiect,) the various means adopted for bandaging a 
patient, &c. The address was entertaining and instruc- 

DuDLiN City and Countv District Lodge. — 
Qaartely session school-room, 13, Lower Abbey-street. 
M»reh 13. Sister Mrs. Atkir, D.C.T., presided. There 
was a fair attendance of both members ani representa- 
tives. The roll of officers having been called a discussion 
eneued as to whether members taking part in the pro- 
ceedings should wear regalia or not at the session. The 
qaestifm being referred to the G. W.C.T. he gave his dis- 
cuBeioB that all members and representatives crmld speak 
whflher wearing rejjalia or not. Bro. W. R. Emery, 
W.D.S., read the report of the Executive, which was lis- 
tened to with close attention and interest, and criticised 
at some length before being adopted. It dealt with all 
matters affecting the District, and shewed an increase of 
about 10 per cent- on the membership of last quarter. 
The report appeared to be a satisfactory one, and met 
with general approval. Its adoption was unanimous. 
The reports of tho D..S..J.T. and literature agent were 
read and respectively adopted. The latter repoit shewed 
n decrease in the circulation of literature for the quarter 
of four weeklies and two monthlies, but in other respects 
wag satisfactory. The office of Dintrict Deputy having 
been rendered vacant, Bro. Frank Neale was nominated 
for the position. Mutters bearing upon the good of the 
Order were discussed; and the D.M. and D.C. were 
•ubflequently installed into their respective t-fficee, and 
the meeting closed at 10 45 o'clock. 

Belfast.— "Star of Erin-" February 25. Sisters' 
nail driving competition ; a very spiritea c^mtest, and 
some very good wi.rk was done. First pri^e, Sister Lcgg ; 
second, Sister McElroy. — March 5. Quarterly prayer 
meeting ; a good attendance. An address by Bro. 
Thomas Carruthors, s-nior — March 12. Phienological 
night. A very amusine and instructive lecture was 
giyen by Professor Bailie, and bis reading of the heads 
of Bome of the members caused much amusement ; about 
160 present.- March ID, Aa it waa sisters' nighty they 

were presented with five splendid table-cloth?, which 
had been purchased at a cost of 35s , far the use of the 
Lodge. The W.Y.T., Sister l^eg^, then occupied the 
chair and appointed the sisters to occupy the officers' 
chairs, who then entertained with a very good prop'amme 
and also with refreshments. Good attendance ; Watch- 
words sold.— March 26. Paper on "Our party in 
Ireland," by Bro. S. Damican, who dea!t with his sub- 
ject in a very able manner, shewing the rise and progress 
of the Temperance cause and also of the lO.G.T. The 
paper was spoken to by Bro. McGowan, L.D., Bro. 
Stewart, P.W.CT., Bro. Birker, and Bro. Richards, 
W.C.T. Watchwords sold weekly by Bro. F. Richards. 
Good attendance. 


Jkbset.— ** Sir Henry Havelock." March 2.5. Visil 
of Bro. James Potter, G. W.C.Tr, and the Jersey division 
of the G.L. Executive, also visit from Cfesarea's Firsl 
Lodpe. Chair occupied by the G. W.C.T., and Lodgt 
entertained by the visiting members .is follows : — Pianc 
solo, Sister E. Patch ; songs by Sister Marshall and Bro, 
W. Weston; readings by Bros. W. T. Davey and 
Ccutanche ; recitations by Bros. Weston, Dwyer. 
Romerie,and J. Plymen, D.C.T. Address by Bro. W, 
Fitch, W.D.Co. Fifty-fivo members present. 


T0TNF.3.— "Hope of Totnes." March IS. Public en- 
tertainment. A programme of readings recitations, 
dialogues, and singing, occupying two hours in delivery, 
was well sustained. Bro. E. Windeatt, Under-sheriff for 
the County of Devon, presided. Notwithetandin? the 
unfavourable weather, the hall was crowded. Good 
results are expected, 

Stocktonon-Tkes.— "Portrack Pioneer." March 20. 
Under the superintendency of Si>tter M. A. Close. Mem- 
bers present, 242 ; 16 initiatp,d. The members gave an 
excellent entertainment to the a-lult Lodg'js, and were 
presented with sweets and biscuits. 

Ratcliff.— " Hope of Ratcliff." Fuur initiated. Im- 
promptu speaking; 11 members took part. Souiid 
opinions expressed on "Beer," "Tobacco," '* Stitch in 
Time," Arc. One hundred present. 

LiMEHOUSE.— "Hopoof Coverdale."— March 19 public 
meeting, preceded by a substantial tea. Bro. Grigsly 
presided. There wa? a large attendance of parents and 
friends. The children gave songs, duets, dialogues, &c., 
iu a stylo that called for the praise of all. The Temple is 
increasing fast, — March 26. Eight members joined, fol- 
lowed by entertainment by members, and a few kind 
v.-ords from Bro. Steal end Grigsly. 

East Dereham.— " Lily of the Eist." March; 0. 
Entertained by Bro. L. M. Ptrry, D.S.J.T., wilh a 
magic lantern, illustrating ** Buy your own Cherries," 
"The Oiled Feather," and others. Very successful; 
good attendance of the public. — March 23. Superin- 
t^'ndent'a surjiriee night ; liberal supply of pastry, nut.^, 
mangeti, &c., much enjoyed by the 44 members present. 
Tenaple flourishing;. 

HiGHRR,— "Circle of Unity." February 
10. Two init;ated. Captain appointed to look after 
absent members. Bro, Griffiths, D. S. J. T., promised a 
prize to the captain who had the moat marks denoting 
present on his card at the end of the quarter. — February 
17. One initiated. Official visit tti Sister Edwards, 
D.C.V.P., and Sister H.skinaon, D.C.C , both of whom 
gavo short addresses. Sister Edwards presented Sister 
Peplow with a prize she had previously pained. — March 3. 
One re-admitted and one transferred to adult Lodge. A 
copy of the JavcnUc Templar is given to all members 
clear on the books. Three prizes piven to three best 
reciters. First prize, Sister F. Camminge; second, Sister 
E. Baldwin ; third, Sister H. Cooper.— March 6. Tea 
party and presentation of prizes. — March lO. The 
juvenilt-s gave several short speeches on how they 
enjoyed themselves at the tea party.— March 17. Five 
initiated. Bro. Bainbridge, P.D.C.P., was present, and 
gave a very interesting address, and promised three 
prizes to the juveniles — two (or those who wrote down 
the most and best reasons why they wrro Juvenile Tem- 
plars, the other for a Scripture test.— March 24. One 
initiated. Singing contest for Bro.Norris's prize, gained 
by Sister E. A. Smith. 

Stockton-ON-Tees.— " Castle and Anchor." March 11. 
Almanac show ; giand display ; prize almanac brought 
bv Bro, J. Corns. One initiated. Good attendance.— 
March IS. C.indidates admitted. Official visit from 
Bro. T. W. Smyth, D.T.J.T. Bro. Qainton, S,J.T., 
then presented to Bro. Smyth, on behalt of the Temple, 
with an address of welcome. Em, Myers, D.S.J.T. of 
Cleveland, was also present. Bro. Smyth s;;ive an ad 
dress. — March 2j. Candidates also admitted. Prize for the 
best penmanship was won by Bro. J. Hatton. Bro. 
Hansen, Superintendent of the Star of Pnmiae, said a 
few wurds. Temple working steadily and well. 

Woolwich.— The Pride of Woolwich (Senior) and 
the Rose of Kent (Junior) Juvenile Temples with 
members of Onward to Victory and Sword and 
Shield Lodges mu-^tered at Freemasons' Dining Rooms, 
Albion-road, at 10.4.'> a.m. and 6.30 p.m. on Sunday, 
2Sth ult., and marched in procession to Joseph-street 
Chapel and heard two instructive Temperance set mons 
which were preached by the Rev. George H. Ki!by, 

Hackney.— *' Hackuey Mission."' March 23, Very 
{ pleasant session under the superintendency of Bro. 
Carman, V.S. J.T. ; several visitors; lecitatious, solos, 
i&c; one adult membur received, and several others to 

i TiiURO.—" Hope of Truro." February y. Anniversary 
\ tea and public meeting. Bro. Newinau presided. A 
, crowded audience. The boys and girls rendered songs, 

recitations, and dialogues very creditably.— February 16. 

Miscellaneous evening ; officers intsalled by S. J.T. — 

February 23. Readings and reoitationa by the members. 
—March 9, Bro. Hole, S.J.T., gave an address from tho 
motto text, *• There's a liou in tho way."— March IG. 
Question night. Saveral interesting questions asked, 
manifesting an intense thirst for Temperance informa- 
tion and a desire to be true Juvenile Tenjplars.— March 
23. Lesson on *' Tobacco " by S.J.T. Tt n members have 
ben initiated since the beginning of the qU'^^^^^' whilst 
ihe attendance has averaged 70. 

DoNCASTEH.-" Morning Star." March 10. Miscel- 
laneous entertainment, and short addresses. Two pro- 
posed.— March 2G. One proposed. Address and recita- 
tion by Mr- Tate ; and Bros. Hall (Supt.), Hurlmd and 
Archer shortly addressed the members. The Ttmple 
now numbers over 200 members in good standing. 

Kentish Town.—" Regina." March 29. Jsurprise 
visit of the Albert Temple. About 50 present: Very 
in'eresting programme of songs, recitations, and 
dialogues. Bro. G. T. Chandler, Superiutendent. Ten 
initiated. Address, Si'ter Pettford, Superiutendent of 
the Albert Juvenile Temple. Several adult niombera 

Ramsgate.— "Lifeboat." March 8. A service of 
song, entitled " Poor M;ke," was given by the- members 
in excellent style, in the Sailors' Betho! ; Captain P. S. 
Ennett gave the connective readings ; Miss Poole pre- 
sided at the harmonium. The room was filled with an 
appreciative audience, several of the pieces b:ing greatly 

IrswrcR.- "Pride of the Orwell." March 4. Two 
initiated; odes sung. A visit by Bro. Marsh Irom 
Harwich, who orave a very encouraging address ; large 
ttendance.— March 11. Programme of sought, readings, 
ecitations ; two proposed.— March IS Two initiated ; 
Negro Mission Committee circular read ; three collecting 
cards taken by Juveniles. A gavel was presented to 
Temple by Bro. E. Clark, hon. membor, who alio pro- 
miasd a prize for the Juveniles if they collected 5a.— 
March 25. Recitations, songs, &c. 


Sunderland.— The ^usual fortnifihtly s;ssion of tho 
Sub-District Conference was hell on Msich 27. at tho 
Station Coffee Taven, Bro. Best, C.C.T., presiding. 
Twelve Lodges and six Ten, pies were repntented. and a 
large number of visitors were also present. Tiie Repre- 
sentatives from the varirms Lodges reported in favour cf 
the United Temperance Demonstration, and Bros, Best, 
Wardropper, and Teasdale were elected to represvmt our 
Order on the committee. The Municipal contest in the 
West "Ward was discussed, and it was resolvcd^o rccom- 
iid all friends of Temperance to support Mf. 3aU. Tlie 
forthcoming election of Guardians was also coNsidered, 

nd gentleman ou each respective ward wera selected for 
lie support of the Temperance party. A very intrresting 
and instructive paper was then read by Bro. Sjenoer 
u the French Revolution, for which he received a very 
ii'.arty vote of thanks. A short discussion on the Good 
f the Order brought a very suocessful session to a close. 

Whittington Mooh. — A conference v.-as huld on 
March 22, in the Good Templar Hall, jircaided over by 
Bro. W. Mart, W.D.C., of Derby. Bro. Brown intro- 
duced the subject of " How to Increase Our Membership 

d Retain Otjr Members," and was discusped by Bro. 
C^trtledge, C.Troa., Bro. F. Robiu^^on. C.V.T., Sister 
Nnnney, C.C.T., Bro. White, and Bro. R. Stevenson. 
Afterward a good number sat down to a substantial tea 
provided by the sistr-rs of the Glorious Prospect Lodge 
In the evening a lecture was given by Bro. Mart on tho 

Political Aspect of the Temperance Question," Bru. 
V7. Dann presiding ; a good number present. 

Birmingham.— At the monthly meeting of the District 
Convention, representing the whole of the Lodges in 
Birmingham and on the borders of South StEffurdshire 
and East Worcestershire held in the Cotiee-hou'.e, Broad- 
treet, Birmingham, on March 2i). the D.C.T., Bro. 
Walter J. Glover, presiding, Bro. John Powell. C.S.. 
of the South Division, proposed, Sister Tuwns-ind, 
D.S.J.T., secondpd, the following rescduliona, which 
; adopted : — "That this Cmventiou, believing that 
thd sentence passed by B:\ron Huddleston upon Detective 
Henry Williams at the Winchester Assizes in November, 
18S4, was an unjust one, and as 14 out cf 13 ma:iistratea 

Poole are convinced of the man's innocence, we would 

mostly hope that the members for the borouijh and 

the District would assist Lewis Mclvt^r, Esq., jr.P., in 

king to obtain the clemency of the Crown." And 

"that a copy of this resolution be forwa'ded to each 

iber representing a division where a Lodgo is located." 

ir a lengthy discussion on the work of Lodges and 

the District the Convention was closed. 

South Shields.— On March 20 reprieentfttives from 
the six Lodges ^itu;lt6 in South Shield', J.irrow, and 
Hebburn met at Bro. Joseph Sorrow's rooniF;, Market- 
place. South Shields, when the foilowiiig it^tioltition was 
unanimously carried, viz., "That a Sub-District Con- 
ference, composed of representatives from tho six L^dgea 
be at once formpd, and that it bear tho name of the 
Smith Shields, Jarrow, and Hebburn Sub-District Con- 
ference." A code of rules, for the f;uidance of tho 
Council, havmg been submitted to the meeting 
and agreed to, the election of tho ofhccrs of the 
Conference for the year was next proceeded 

"th : Bro, Joseph Borrow Wi-s elected C.CT. ; 

■o. J. Cwffer, C.V.T. ; Bro. W. Cook. C.Sec. The 
follomng roeolutions were adopted :— 1st. " That a 
quarterly guido of Iho Lodg'^s C'lnuecled with the Con- 
lerence be publislied." 2Qd. 'That th-^ next meeting 
of the Conferent;o be held at Jarrow."' The meeting waa 
then closed. 

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kinds. Price 6d. each packet, post free from John 
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I Prof. Andre's Alpine Choir 


.ff^TtlTn oifrcXS. Th°e et'e"st"ch cushion o/t^^: ^ . MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DEPOTS 
WAPCHWOnn-the Official OrRanof the Grand Lodge- | Tr-ngle Hou=a,Mare btreet.H^ckoey.E.; Alpme House, 
should comtnena it as an excellent medtum for com: 

eating mutters relatirig not only to Temperance, but to 
ImsineftB (generally. The moat promment position in the 
paper is given totheannouncements of Anniversaries 
Annual or Public Meetings, Lectures, 
Bazaars &C., at t!ie following rates : 

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Wo would also direct attention to announcements 
lossified under the head of 


Such notices frequently reach us as Tfcws. We can 
only publish them howeTer, as Advertisements, giving 
hem Special Publicity, at very Cheap rates, viz. : 

April 7 (Wednesday). Pride of St. George's Lodge, 

rhojiiil Hall. 58, Commercial-road, E.. " Twelve reasonsfor Two 
Pistrict Lodges in Middlesex" will bo given by Bio. Samuel 
iDflUll, P.D.C.T. Discussion invited. 

April 10. I.O.G.T. Wanted by the Garrison Safe- 
tniard Lodirs, V48. Winchester, letters from every lodge for 
Postman's Niglit ; please address to C. Sergeant Harrison, The 
Barracks, Winchester, Hampshire. 

magistrates to the elective local government 
Ixptlies to be provided under its general 
Local Government scheme. From its first mooting, 
this measure has been, and seems likely to b« 
until settled, the otdy Parliamentary policy in con- 
nection with Local Option before the consideration 
of the country and of the Temperance party, to 
whom it is seriously offered as an acceptable (even 
if in their own eyes but a partial) settlement of 
their demands for an indefinite period to come. 
Every other scheme that might otherwise have 
arisen in Parliament in response to the great 
Local Option agitation has retired before it. Th« 
conference of Temperance members of the newly. 
elected House, lately held, decided to do nothing 
in view of the coming Government proposals. Ana 
when these proposals are made, they are to form 
but a detail of a great, popular, reconstruotire 
measure, which bids fair to carry all before it. They 
will come backed by a powerful Government and 
its party following, as well as by the con- 
scientious support of a large body of Temperance 
and philanthropic opinion in and out of Parliament, 
which honestly views the proposed scheme of what 
may bo called Representative Local Option as, 
Zifher, I it not a perfect measure, at least one that will plasa 

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MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1886. 


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Sailoes' Best, 

Ever since the d.iy when Sir W. Lawson's resolu- 
tion was passed the third time hy the ill-omened 
assistance of a Government declaredly hostile to its 
object — the securing of the Direct Popular Veto — 
the Government has, with great clearness, con- 
sistency, and persistence, held before the country 
its own promised (or threatened ?) measure of Local 
De\'onport. Option by transference of the powers of licensing 

his own locality in a position of greater freedom 
and power than at present. And further, 
there is very much to be said, on the face of it, 
this view. On the other hand, it is 
urged by Temperance politicians whose arguments 
are of the greatest weight, that tho tendency of tbe 
ure is unsound and demoralising, and that its 
working will in the maiority of cases place ths 
Anti-Liquor traffi; party in a more helpless position 
than hitherto. Under these urgent circumstances 
it too much to aak that our Prohibition Temper- 
ance bodies,our Order, and the Alliance, shall not only 
exhaustively ezamine, on its own merits, the knowa 
features of this offered Local Option measure, and 
clearly ascertain whether, viewed in its indirect and 
after effects as well as the more obvious, it is calca- 
lated to work for gain or loss to the Prohibition 
cause, — but that they shall formulate and publish 
their verdict in resolutions that may be quoted as 
carrying the weight of the body ? It is only so 
that those amongst us whose long experience 
at once of municipal and county govern- 
ment and of the tactics of the Anti-Liquor struggle 
enables them to forecast clearly the actual working 
of the measure, can with real effect reach, inform, 
and guide the mass of the membership. It is onlj 
BO that these leading societies can raise a standard, . 
which will tend to unite the Temperance Party in 
a common policy with regard to the scheme, 
against the time when Parliament is called on to 
deal with it. ^ A single word, so to speak, will do 
what is needed ; — witness the declaration passed at 
the late Conference at Sheffield, of the Norlhem 
branch of the National Temperance Federation, 
which resolved that " a mere transfer of 'authority 
from the magistrates to Town Councils, or to any 
body proposed to be created under a Local 
Government Bill, would rather increase [the 
emphasis is my own] the evil complained 
of." I know of no similarly straight 
deliverance on the merits of the measure passed by 
any ot the National Temperance bodies. Our own 
Grand Lodge has gone no further than declaring 
(last session) that no measure not comprehending a 
direct veto is adequate oreatisfactory— a dictum sadly 
ambiguous and inadequate in view of the needs of 
the occasion. A measure may be inadequate 
and unsatisfactory, and yet be a gain 
and deserve support as far as it goes, or it 
may he no gain at all, or even a distinct loss. But 
it is just on these very points between which the 
rank-and-file member is here left to decide in the 
dark, that he urgently needs accurate guidance for 
practical purposes. He probably does notneed telling 
that the scheme is inadequate, not nearly so efficient 
as the Direct Veto; what he wants to know is, what is 
its worth if the DirectVeto cannot be had,and as com- 
pared, not with the veto, but with the present 
system which it is proposed to exchange for it. 
With both political parties and a large section of 
the Temperance party itself opposed to the veto, no 
one dare calculate on its falling to us for 
the asking; and his question, therefore, still 
recurs — What is to be thought and done 
about this Government measure which is designed 
for us whether we ask for it or not t Am 1 (he 
virtually asks the Order he belongs to) to regard 
this transference of licensing powers to local 
government bodies as a good thing as far as it goes, 
a " half-loaf," a little help, and give it my support; 
or am I to view it as a little (or perhaps in its con- 
sequences not a little) hlovj to the cause, and do my 

ApniL 5, 18S6. 


utmost to prevent its becoming law ? Practically' immediately, the alien Parliament should not 
— and in view of the rumoured general further meddle in the matter. Mr. Parnell pro- 
election not long hence — should a candi- 1 mised to lay the views of the deputation before his 
date who will vote for it in Parliament be colleagues. 
on that account more or Us.< 

acceptable to me 
and my *' Temperance Hundred " ? To such urgent 
questioning the Sheffield resolution alone, so far as 
I know, gives a square answer : no sane man sends 
up representatives to " iucifoso " an evil. The 
effect of the want of such clear guidance as 
to the character of the measure (whether 
in one direction or the other) has been 
painfully shown in the incoherency and dis- 
location that have characterised the policy of the 
Order ever since the scheme has been before the 
country. I have been lately assured, on the 
authority of one who should know, if anyone 
does, that the mind of our GvL. on the Government 
measure is accurately represented by the Sheffield 
resolution; and certainly the recommendation passed 
at last G.L. Session to elect'>rs to withhold their 
votes from any but Direct Veto candidates is, to 
•ay the least, consistent with this view. But, for 
want of grounding this recommendation upon any 
condemnation of the substitute measure offered by 
Government, such as that of the Sheffield 
res olution, it has remained, to a very great 
extent, a dead letter. Good Templars and 
Alliance men have toiled up and down 
the country to send men to Parliament expressly 
because they were pledged— if the Sheffield Con- 
ference was right — to "increase the evil complained 
of," and this with the concurrence in many cases of 
some of our highest authorities. Who does not 
recall the circulars of our D.E.S.'s — " Brethren 
are recommended to vote for Mr. A. B., who will 
support Local Option [the Government scheme], 
though he declines to vote for the Direct Veto. ' 

Our leading Prohibition papers have pointed 
with triumph lo their lists of the " Temperance 
parly" returned to the new Parliament, in which 
Government " Local Optionists " figure indis- 
criminately with " Direct Vetoists," a sort of 
"happy family " arrangement, in which, if the 
Sheffield resolution speaks truth, one half is to in- 
crease the evils which the other labours to lessen. 

Now all this is not the language and conduct of 
» great Order which intelligently leUevcs that the 
mere transference measure would increase th^ 
difficulties of the Prohibition cause : it is rather 
the course to be expected from a membership left 
on thia point to any influences that may reach them 
and who, consequently, for the most part follow 
almost inevitably the old rallying cry,'LocalOption,' 
to whatever measures it may become attached. If 
the best-informed men in the Order really are in 
agreement, broadly speaking, with the judgment of 
the Sheffield Conference, is it not time to apeak 
ont and to get the Order to speak out? If the in- 
tended measure be a dangerous one, wliat are 
doing to avert it ? Hitherto we have done Utile but 
weary Government with entreaties to produce it and 
send up plenty of M.P.'s to vote for it. What are we 
going to do when'it is produced ! ' ' Pass the Direct 
veto as well," I hear it said. By all means if we 
are strong enough— a large " if"— only, in that 
case, why submit, in addition, to a retrograde 
licensing scheme ? But suppose we do not get the 
Direct Veto— again what is to be done with the 
licensing measure ? Reject it ? How can we 
assume that it will then be ia our power 
to reject it 1 It would be folly to talk 
U though it w.Ts only for our benefit — 
the Anti-Liquor Party — that the change is de- 
signed, and that if we decline it the thing is at an 
end. The Government has other interests besides 
ours to think of. And, unfortunately, a large 
section of the Temperance world itself are at 
present prepared to support it, even to those worst 
features—" Compensation," and the like — in- 
dicated by the Home Secretary, to which it so 
readily lends itself. 

No ; if we do not want to see licensing powers 
conferred on Town Councils and County Boards ; 
if we really think that it would prove, like the 
Grocers' Licences Bill, in effect a hostile, though 
perhaps a well-intentioned, measure, the work of 
prevention must be done noin, by all the usual 
methods of public attack. And it can only be begun 
by the outspoken opposition of our Order and its 
kindred societies. 


Ibish Sunday CtciiNO and Home Rule. — A 
deputation representing the Dublin publicans, had 
aa interview on Monday night last with Mr. 
Parnell, and urging him to oppose the Sunday 
Closing Bill for Ireland should it be introduced, on 
the grotind that as Home Rule is to be granted 

Why FoBEia>-ERs are Employed.— Mr. 
Arrol, contractor for the Forth and Tay Bridges, 
said at a soiree at Dundee, on March 2(5 that drink 
was the greatest curse he had to contend with 
among Scotch and English workers at ForthBridge, 
and solely for that reason he had to employ Bel- 
gians and Italians to sink large caissons. It was 
not because they were better men, but because they 
were more steady." A sad but true commentary, 
we fear, upon the greit majority of our wage- 
earning class. 

Me. W. S. Caine.— At a crowded meeting of 
Liberals, held in the Cambridge Hall, Barrow-in- 
Furness, last week, Mr. W. H. Caine was unani- 
mously and with great heartiness chosen the 
Liberal candidate at the ensuing bye-election. Mr. 
Caine, who is connected with some of the large 
industries of the neighbourhood, is looked upon as 
a strong caHdidate, and we hope his attempt will 
prove successful. It is rumoured that should the 
Secretaryship of the Local Government Board 
become vacant and Mr. Caine be successful, he 
will have the post offered to him. 

BisMAncK's SpiniT Monopoly Bill.— On March 
26 the German Reichstag rejected the Spirit 
Monopoly Bill in detail. Having first negatived by 
181 votes to 06 a motion of Herr von Kardorff for 
referring the measure back to the committee, the 
House threw out the first two paragraphs, contain- 
ing the essential provisions of the bill, by 181 
votes to 3 (37 members abstaining from voting), and 
finally rejected the remaining paragraphs without 
discussion. The Imperial Chancellor had intimated 
during the debate that were the measure rejected, 
it would be necessary to introduce a licence-tax in 

The Durham Sunday Clo.sing Bill. — Among 
the opposing notices on the paper in regard to the 
Durham Sunday Closing Bill, Mr. Agg-Gardner 
proposes that the committee on the bill have 
power to make provision for giving reasonable 
compensation to those who may be compelled to 
close their houses by reason of the bill ; Mr. Mil- 
vam has blocked the measure ; Mr. Gent-Davis 
thinks it is inexpedient, having regard to the 
avowed intentions of the leaders on both sides to 
deal with the whole licensing question in a County 
Board's Bill, ihat special faciliiies should be given 
to deal with the subject in a piecemeal fashion ; 
and Mr. Henniker Heaton is to propose that no 
measure restraining the sale of liquors on Sunday 
will be complete which docs not include the closing 
of clubs. 

Local Option Vagaries. — We are glad that 
an esteemed contributor has raised a very im- 
portant question for the consideration of the 
Political Action Committee of our Grand Lodge, 
and for the Grand Lodge itself, in an article we 
have placed in our leading columns. With the 
main drift of that article we are in hearty sym- 
pathy, and, if space will permit , we hope to say 
something on the subject in our next issue.' We 
do not confirm every statement in the article. For 
example, "Prohibition '' hasignoredMr.McLagan's 
Bill and Mr. Stafford Howard's Bill, by intimating 
that the Government proposals are the only 
measure of Local Option before Parliament. With 
respect to the "powerful Government," that, too is 
a somewhat uncertain qualification at the present 
moment. Neither are wo aware, as " Prohibition" 
seems to be, that all the M.P.'s who have ex- 
pressed themselves favourable to some form of 
Local O^jtion are committed to the Government 
proposals. But with the Sheffield resolution wo 
are in cordial agreement, and wo cannot too 
strongly emphasise the importance of informing the 
public mind of the dangers of legalising an 
elective licensing authority, especially with the 
possibility of having the increased evil 
fastened upon us without securing that control 
which can only be obtained by the direct local veto. 
Our contributor has also, we think, somewhat 
unduly ignored the very plain and direct expression 
or opinion which has been given in our leading 
columns on this subject. 


"De Geode Trvow" Lodge, Natal, begins all its 
sessions with a prayer meeting. 

No. 1 of the CmiarxQ Good Templcir has appeared 
at Hamilton, Canada, as the organ of our Grand 
Lodge of Ontario. 

Pkobably the first Greeks ever enrolled were 
recently initiated into tho Order at Sydney* a 
Bro. Funtas translating the service. 

Baron Carrinqtox, at his first lev^e as Governor 
of New South Wales, received an address of wel* 
come, and declared he Sfave his warmest support to 
so valuable an institution as the Good Templar 

Bro. W. C. Ame&v, of Blandford, formerly 
D. E.D. for Warwickshire, lectured recently at 
Poole on "The Workhouse Tap, and how to stop it.'* 
Long reports appeared in the papers next day, and, 
to use our brother's own words, iho whole affair 
has "set the Guardians by the ears." He also 
succeeded in carrying a Local Option resolution, 
against the secretary of the Liberal Association, in 
the Debating Club. 

A TEMfKRANc'E PoET. — Lancashire boasts thred 
living men of humble birth, whose poetical genins 
— mainly manifested in the Lancashire dialect — is 
beyond dispute ; but in neither case have their 
brilliant talents yielded those pecuniary results 
which they merited. Something has, however, 
been done to supply this deficiency. One of the 
poets, Edwin Waugh, has had a pension granted to 
him. The second, Bob Brierley, has received a 
testimonial of over £000. The third, Samuel Lay- 
cock, of Blackpool, is a veteran total abataineri 
who is now over tiO years of asre, and is in 
failing health. He is tho author of very many 
sterling Temperance pieces, and of other Lancashire 
poems of sterling worth, the moat charming of 
which is '• Welcome Bonny Bird," probably the 
finest bit of Lancashire poesy in existence. His 
ability ia fairly illustrated in the Good Templsr 
War Song which appears in another column. Ifc 
is now proposed to present him with a substantial 
testimonial, and it is hoped that Temperance 
people will assist in the project. The Mayor of 
Blackpool ia president of the Testimonial Com- 
mittee. The late Mr. Hugh Mason in sending £25 to 
it properly said : — '* He ia the poet of tho people 
in every sense of the word, and his pen has been 
ever ready for the promotion of the welfare of our 
country." The secretary of the fund is Mr. Samuel 
Bancroft, 53, Adelaide street, Blackpool. 


Quesfion. — Can a membrr who has been proposed 
and seconded for office decline to go to the ballot? 

Answer. — In Grand Lodge, where he can only 
be nominated after consenting to stand, he must 
stand at least one balloting. In the lower bodies, 
where no prior consent is req^uired by law, he can 
decline even before a ballot. 

Question. — What sub-oflicers must be at least 
Second Degree members ? 

Jnswer.—lhQ W.C.T. and W.M. ; and the 
W.C.T. must have also served a prior term in some 
other office. The Lodge may, by bye-law, impose 
degree qualifications for any or all offices. 

Question. — How is a tie by ballot to be decided ) 

^nsic*;)-.— Byballoting again till a change is made 
or one withdraws. There can be no casting vote in 
a lie ballot. 

(Juesdon. — Can a Lodge elect officers on th 
last night in the quarter, without first adopting 
bye-law to that effect ? 

Aiisivcr. — No. If it makes such a bye-law it can, 
but the installation cannot take place till the first 
night of the new qxiarter. 

Question. — If a W.C.T. puts a motion and asks 
" Is the Lodge ready for the question ?" and no. 
response is made, is the motion to be dropped or 
is it to bo put to the v otc ? 

Anf:wcr. — No response is imperative, although 
those ready to vote might wisely call '* Question.'^ 
The motion should be put to the vote if no member 
rises to speak. 

("/Kesiioit.— When a Lodge, by vote, allows one 
of its members to sit in it without the password, 
has such member the right to speak and vote. 

Ansivfi-.^A Lodge has no right to allow any of 
its members to sit without the password. If the 
member can sit in his Lodge he can also speak anc^ 
^ote in it. 


April 5, 1886. 


The division in the Hwuae of Coramona on the 
second reading of the Durliam Sunday Closing Bill 
ie, to Temperance reformers, one of the most 
ancouraging signs of the present day. It clearly 
shews that when the House is allowed to divide 
upon questiona aftecling the social and moral well- 
being of the people, the majority are decidedly in 
favour of prohibitive measures. Another instance 
is found in the manner in which Mr. Stansfeld's re- 
solution was recently adopted. And it is to be 
hoped the course thus entered upon will be con- 
tinued in, and tliat in future Parliament will make 
it clear to all that it can in no way sanction vice 
and wrong-doin^ in high or low places. 

It should also bo noted that the two Government 
■whips, Messrs. A. Jlnrlcy and IMajoribanks, were 
the tellers fi r the majority. This, I think, is the 
first time that the representatives of the ruling 
party have ever acted in such a capacity for a 
similar measure introduced by private members. 

The largo majority obtained by Mr. Theodore 
Fry for his Bill has given encouragement to the 
promoters of the Cornwall Sunday Closing Bill. 
Every effort will be put forth to carry this mnasure 
throngh Parliament this Session, and as the evi- 
dence in its favour is quite as conclusive as that for 
the Durham Bill, I see no reason why these 
endeavours should not meet with the desired 

I am glad that our G.W.C.T.'s excellent paper is 
to be reproduced in pamphlet form, for it deserves 
to bo circulated throughout the United Kingdom. 
Above all it should be carefully studied by writers 
for the public Press, as the information contained 
therein might prevent a repetition of such blunders 
as have recently be^n perpetrated. Tiiese gentle- 
men who are anxiais to instruct tlie public in 
things social and political, cannot rid their minds 
of such pet fallacies as '* unearnijd increment," 
*' vested interests," S:c,, &c. They donot hesitate 
to say that diink traffickers have a right to compen- 
sation, but fail to ptove from whence this right is 

Thus the Lcilu Ncas in an article upon thisques- 
tion a few days ago exprc'^ses its surprise that when 
the Canadian Parliament dealt -ivith the matter in 
1878 and 18S3 the principle of compensation re- 
ceived no attention from the Conservative Govern- 
ment of the Dominion. It is also remarked that 
any application of the local veto sy&tem to English 
parishes should be limited by this so-called prin- 
ciple. The legal opinions quoted by Bro. Malins 
conclusively prove that such a '* principle" has no 
existence in fact, and I am surprised at the Vaily 
Kens lending itself to the advocacy of something 
altogether contrary to law aud justice. 

The pages of English history contain many 
instances where money has been voted to persons 
for services (a few real but many imaginary) ren- 
dered to the State. In some cases men have re- 
ceived large sums for slaying their fellow-creatures; 
and others have bec^n rewarded because they were 
treacherous to the trust committtd to them. Let 
us hope our country's record will not be further 
darkened witli an ,icknowledgmentt!iat men should 
be rewarded if communities decline to grant them 
licence to spread misery, disease, ciinic, aud desola- 
tion throughout the land. 


Au interesting communication en the Temper- 
ance movement in Sweden appeared in the Pall 
Mall Gazette of Saturday last. It is from the pen 
of Zadel Barnes Gustafson, and states that the 
Good Templar movement of to-day is the most 
important that has ever taken place in Sweden. At 
the present tima there appears to be a strong con- 
test going on between the members of the Order 
and the Socialists, both parties claiming to have 
the same end in view, but advocating different 
modes of its attainment. The most significant 
passage in the article is that which refers to the 
opposition encountered by our Order, and the 
source from whence it springs, viz,, the clergy. 

An idea of the stren.qth of the opposing party 
in»y be gained from the fact that from time imme- 
morial the spiritiiftl leaders of the country " have 
talked and preached the virtues of drink, and 
wrote voluminously in its defence, and utterly 
opposed abstinence on every occasion." The 
clerical party is the most powerful in Sweden, and 
their antagonism the most formidable that can be 

brought to bear against any movement. The 
championship of liquordom is not confitied to the 
I local clergy, but is also claimed by the bishops. 
I One of these in a recent pastoral states that edu(^- 
I tion and the social amenities of refined life are in- 
separable from the use of punch, the dance, and 
cards, and declares "that the overthrow of the 
social dunking habits would involve the overthrow 
of the educated classes, and place the State at the 
mercy of the rabble who gather under the flag of 
Abstinence ! " What should wo think if one of our 
bishops wrote in this strain ? 

The AUianrc IVews every week, under the heading 
"Fruits of the Traffic," recites a number of dirk 
deeds performed whilst men and women are under 
the influences of strong drink. These are mostly 
culled from the dally and weekly I*rc3fi, and the 
horrors they reveal are enough to make every right- 
thinking person refuse to have aught to do with so 
destructive an agent. But such reports as these, 
together with the police and other returns issued by 
the Government, indicate but a tittle of the deadly 
work ever in progress through this common enemy 

How many homos are there to-day where, but 
for the drink, health, happiness, and peace might 
be reigning supreme instead of sorrow and despair if 
Some of us are life abstainers, yet we have felt the 
blows this monster can inflict, and carry in our 
bodies the fruit of others' dissipation. Our hearts 
are also made to bleed for the sufferings of many 
dear ones, the brightness of whose lives has been 
for ever swept away because of the wrong-doing of 
those who should have loved and protected them. 
Only a few days ago I learnt of a case which 
exactly illustrates the above. 

About five years ago a young lady, a flower as 
fair as ever bloomed upon God's earth, was wooed 
and won by a man who promised to love, cherish, 
and protect her so long as ho should live. The 
relatives of the brido believed they were giving 
their darling to an honourable man, and up to the 
last few weeks it was not known their trust was 
misplaced. The country home was exchanged for 
a London one, and the first few months of married 
life were very bright. Gradually, however, the 
husband began to absent himself from home till 
late at night, when he would return the worse for 
drink. The young wife remonstrated lovingly, re- 
form was promised, and for a time all went well. 
But the old habits were soon resumed, and neither 
the attractions of home, wife nor child availed 
against them. 

What was the result ? Instead of the money 
(his situation was worth nearly £200 a year) finding 
its way home, it was wasted in disaipaiion. For 
days together the poor woman had hardly anything 
to eat. Yet when this monster, called a man, 
came home some nights he would drag her out of 
bed, cruelly illtreat her, and demand that she 
should furnish him with a good supper. Three 
children have been born, one is afflicted with a 
ricketty spine, and the others are very delicate — 
all the result of the father's evil life. During all 
this suffering the wife offered no complaint to her 
family, for she could not bear to let them know her 
husband had proved so false. But by the merest 
accident the news reached the mother's ears. She 
came to London, took them by surprise, found all 
she had heard was only too true, and did not leave 
the house without her daughter, who is now 
with friends whose loving care is gradually restor- 
ing her shattered health. 

Another case. Only this week I have stood by 
the open grave of a young man cut ofl'in the flower 
of his manhood, leaving behind a young widow. 
Yes, it is the drink a^ain. A few years ago he 
thought he would seelife, and gave himself up to every 
form of worldly pleasure. Two years since he put 
the brake on, and tried to reform, but the drink 
had done its work and the seeds of disease were 
sown. For the last few months his life has been 
slowly ebbing away, and a fortnight ago a severe 
cold was taken, and the weakened constitution 
succumbed. Speaking to his brother four days 
before his death, he said, "Oh, Bob, keep straight, 
for I have proved that what a man sows that shall 
he also reap." 

These are but a specimen of what is daily taking 
place in our midst. They call to us with a trumpet 
voice, to push on our warfare against the drink with 
renewed energy and vigour, and to spare no effort 
until this terriblejcurse is swept away for ever. 
Free Lance, 


"Max," the writer of the Parliamentary report 
of the Echo, referred as follows to Bro. John Wil- 
son and the part ho took in the debate on the 
second reading of the Durham Sunday CI sing Bill 

"How the House of our fathers, or grandfathers, 
would have stared at an honourable Member who, 
standing coolly up in his place, should make, un- 
abashed, the above confession, in the equivalent 
language of the period ! And how they would 
Iiave gone on staring had the Member, still un- 
abashed, proceeded to confess that he was under 
a solemn mandate— from his constitut-nts— to pro- 
mote the Templar cause, and that he must ask the 
House to ordain that for lier Majesty's lieges there 
shall be no cakes and ale on Sundays— at least, in 
the taverns. This is what Mr. John Wilson, 
Member for the Houghton Division of Durham, 
did in the House of Commons last night. There 
, indeed, nothing new in the feat. But 
there was some degree of novelty in the style of 
The appearance of the Wilfrid Lawsons 

d the Wilsons in the House of Commons 
shews what enormous strides the Temperance 
cause has made since tlie comparatively re- 
cent times when, as a matter of course, every 
tleman made himself dead drunk after 
dinner, and when, too, insurance agencies would 
have nothing to say to an applicant who did not 
drink. Mr. John Wilson is in more ways than one 
a living illustration of the change which has come 
about in personnel and the ideals of Democratic Par- 
liaments. Ex-saiiorlad, pitman, Methodist preacher, 
miners' Unionist, all in one, he is a primipilus of 
the multitudinous army whom our bibulous ances- 
tors aforesaid would have contemptuously regarded 
as the Goths and Vandals of politics." 


The occasion of the brief passage of arms between 
the two was the second reading of the Durham 
Sunday Closing Bill, moved by Mr. Fry, who 
said that 15 out of 10 Durham Members were in 
favour of it, and that the petitioners for it were 
eisht times as numerous as those against it, Mr. 
Milvain,in moving the rejection of the Bill, declared 
that not half-a-dozen men among the 2,000 whom he 
personally canvassed, in a constituency of 2,305 
(Durham City), made their acceptance of his 
candidature conditional upon his support of the 
Closing Bill. Mr. Wilson bluntly retorted that ho 
knew the Durham people better than Mr. Milvain 
did, and that, of Mr. Milvaiu's half- 
dozen, or rather less, he could find, at a moment's 
notice, 000 or 700 who would contend for 
Sunday closing through thick and thin. 
"I am one of your constituents," said Mr. 
Wilson ; "and the next time you go canvassing, 
and call upon be, as I suppose you must, I'll give 
you ocular proof of what I say. " Tha personal 
directness, the unadorned candour, the homeliness 
of this new Parliamentiry style of address— and 
its occasional awkwardness too, as when the 
speaker described how he knew Durham 
and its chapels, and all its churches, and " all its 

athedrals ! " — reminded one of a miner seriously 
arguing with a "chum" at th** street corner. And 
I think it would have so?med the most natural 
thing in the world if Mr. Wilson had pointed with 
his forefinger to the Tory side of the House.nodded 

hrewdly at his opponent and fellow-senator, Mr. 
Milvain, and said, "You bet, lad." 

CoiiMENTiN'G on the special G.L. Session held at 

Northampton, the Northampton Guardian Bay a :^~ 
Then we have had the Grand Lodge of tho Good 
Templar Order held here for the first time. There 
a good deal about Good Templary which I do 
it understand — its regalia of various colours, its 
orders, its secrecy. But there can be no doubting 
the fact that it is a splendid organisation — the 
most powerful and wide-spread in the world for 
the promotion of tho principle and practice 
of Temperance. Its constitution, too, is the 
best I know of — far better than the "glorious 
constitooshun " which some loud-voiced demagogues 
prattle about. It is an absolute democracy where 
equality and fraternity are t!ie ruling watchwtwds, 
and liberty is only restricted by enjoining against 
drinking and the breaking of the rules of the Order, 
It is masonic in its universal broiherhood, women 
are placed on an equal footing with the " lords of 
creation," and as for its organic power, I do not 
think it would be too much to say that the Tem- 
perance reforms, actual and contemplated, are 
principally due to its efibrts. The holding of a 
Session of the Grand Lodge of this important body 
in our borough, is an event worth chronicling. 

Apbil 5, 1886 



MiRin 25. — Irish Si . 
3Ib. John Mouley, in reply to Mr. Tlieod- re Fry, 
said it would be more convenient if he deferred 
until Monday, stating whetlier it wasthe intention of 
her Majesty's Government, diirin? the present 
Session of Parliament, to bring in a bill similar to 
that mentioned in the Queen's Speech opening the 
Session of 1884, and subsequently introduced by 
the then Chief Secretary for Ireland, making the 
Irish Sunday Closing Act of 1878 permanent, and 
extending its provisions to the five cities and town 
exempted from its full operations. 

March 2C.— S.ixe ob' Liquous in the Tuasskei. 
Mr. Valentine asked the Under-Secretary 
of State for the Colonies whether the 
proclamation made by the Government of Cape 
Colony, allowing tho sale of intoxicating drinks in 
the Transkei is still in force, or if it has been with- 
drawn ; and if the latter, what was the date of the 
withdrawal 1 

Mr. OrtBOiiNE MoROAN said tho sale of spirituous 
liquors to natives was prohibited by proclamation, 
which was still in force, unless they could produce 
a magistrate's permit. The sale of other liquors 
to natives, except under certain conditions, was 
strictly forbidden. 

March 29.— Sunday Closiko in Ireland. 
Mr. John Morley, in reply to Mr. Theodore 
Fry, said it was a little too early in the Session to 
say positively whether it was the intention of 
Majesty's Govornmont during tho present session 
of Parliament to bring in a bill making the Irish 
Sunday Closing Act of 187S pennanent, and ox 
tending its provisions to tho five cities and towns 
exempted from its full opor.ition ; but they con- 
fidently hoped to bring in a measure similar to that 
introduced by the then Chief Secretary for Ireland 
tile year before last. 


On March IG a petition, signed by 208,827 of his 
subjects, asking for the absolute prohibition of the 
liquor traffic was handed to King Oscar, of Sweden. 
In other words, almost 13 per cent, of the entire 
population, or about one-third of the adult popula- 
tion of Sweden, have petitioned the kiug for the 
total suppression of the liquor traffic. The settle- 
ment of this question is in Sweden a royal prero- 
gative, therefore, ti.e king can suppress the trade 
whenever he chooses, and, as some of Kin^ Oscar's 
predecessors have temporarily suppressed it, he 
has precedents for such a course, although he 
would be '.he first to do it at the instance of a 
general popular demand. — PaJl Mall Gazette, 


The New Licenslno Act of Victoria, carae 
into operation on February 1 last. Only two 
of the new sections will have immediate practical 
effect. These are the provisions dealing with the 
strict prohibition of Sunday trading, and the earlier 
closing of hotel Lars at night. 

In RE.SPONSE to a deputation from the Local 
Optionists of New South Wales, who waited upon 
him. Sir John Robertson (tho Premier) suggested 
the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire 
into the whole question of the drink traffic of the 
Colony. Ho undertook to use his influence with 
the Executive Council to have a commission ap- 
pointed without delay, and upon whose report 
future legislation might be framed. 

A MOVEMENT is On foot in Brisbane, Queensland, 
to pro:note a coffee palace company, with a capital 
of £G0,000. 

Bko. T. W. Glover arrived in Wellington, New 
Zealand, on February 1, to fulfil a three years' 
engagement with the Tempcmnco Alliance. He 
proceeded to Auckland to a..=i3ist the Temperance 
party in the forthcoming licensing sessions. — 
Australian Times, and Jurjlo New Zealaiider, 
March 21). 


The following are the terms of Mr. C. A. V. 
Conybeare's bill, which was down for second reading 
on Friday, April 2 ;^ 

"Be it enacted, &c. : 

"Every holder of a licence who sells, or allows 
any person to sell, any description of intoxicating 
liquors to any description of person, under the age 
of 13 years, shall be liable to a penalty, not exceed- 
ing 20». for tho first off«nce, and not exceeding 403. 
for tho second, and any subsequent offence. 

" For the purposes of all legal proceedings re- 
quired to be taken under tho fortgoing section, 
this Act shall be construed as one Act with the 
Licensing Acts, 1872-1874. 

" This Act shall not extend to Scotland {as it is 
alrcadij in operation under the Fuibcs' Mackc)i:::e 
Act, including Cluldren up In fourteen years). 

" This Act may be cited for all purposes as ' Tho 
Intoxicating Liquors Bill, Protection of Children, 

" This Act shall commence and come into opera- 
tion on the day on which it becomes law. " 

Tho Bill is also "backed " by Bro. H. Oossham, 
Mr. T. Fry, Mr Valentine, Mr. Allison, Mr. 0. V. 
Moi^an, and Mr. Ohanning. 

The committee promoting this bill includes, 
amongst other gentlemen, the Ven. Archdeacon 
Farrar, Canon Fleming, tho Hon. and Rev. Canon 
Leigh, Rov. J. R. Diggle (chairman London 
School Board), Samuel Morley, Esq., William 
Fowler, Est],, W. I. Palmer, Esq., and J. E. 
Tressidder, Esq. 

The Thir-sty AfPRESTiCE. — During the dinner- 
hour at a Tyneside factory, an apprentice com- 
plained of an insatiable thirst. "Aa had ower 
much beer last neet," ho remarked, "an' aa's as 
dry as a hairin'— ^that dry aa's aalmeyst chowkin'.'' 
'* Had away to tho tap, then, an' get a drink," said 
a companion; "the dinnor boor's nut up yit." 

Gan on, thou fyul," he replied, "think aa's 
Sjinoing to drink wettor i' me aan time ? — not me ! 
»f. 11 wait till the buzzor blaas ! " 


An Italian official of a Freemasons' Lodge 
at Naples lately wrote to the G.W.C.T. inquiring 
about the Order, and although they have not 
directly taken up our work, they have indicated 
willingneas to begin in another direction. This 
is clear from a letter to hand from Bro. 
Stephen Burrowes, the English Sailors' Missionary 
at Naples, who writes:—"! am tho only Good 
Templar in this part of the world, and before 
coming out here I took an active part in tho cause 
iu Scotland. The Lodge formed, tlirough a re- 
ligious movement in Stornoway Isle and Lewea, 
reformed that island, and the Band of Hope 
and Lodge at Fort William, N.B, , was in the face 
of the powerful opposition from the proprietor of 
the whisky, known as 'Long Tom.' For 20 
years I advocated the cause of Temperance in the 
LTnited Kingdom, associated with Captain Brotchie, 
of Greenock, ex-Mayor Thompson. Bridgwater, and 
others. The Freemasons of Naples received a com- 
munication from you, with printed statements, which 
they sent to me, assuring me of their earnest sup- 
port and promising to take up the subject of the 
social evils in this city, which are more dreadful 
than recent revelations in our own country. The 
English residents here all drink wine at their meals, 
but a number are members of our Sailors' Rest 
Society. The Sailors' Rests are affiliated with the 
Seamen's Temperance League, and that is a branch 
of the National Temperance League. Rests are 
urgently needed in many parts ; for this we plead 
before tho Temperance men and women of England. 
£3,000 is needed for all our purposes." 

Importance of Warhikg at Home.— Thia can be done 
with ease and economy and the clotheB made beautifnlly 
sweet, wholesome, lily-white, and fresh as eea breezes, by 
using Hudson's Extract of Soap, avoiding all risk of con- 
tapon with infected clothes at Laundries, or where the 
washing is pot out. No fraying of the clothes as hard 
ribbing, scrubbmg, brushing, or ^truiningia unneceasary. 
No rotting of the clothes aa when bleaching chemicals are 
Uded, The Dirt Blip* away, and wear and tear, labour 
and fuel are aaved, Hudson's Extract of Soap is a pure 
Dry Soap, in fine powder, rapidly soluble, lathers freely, 
softeo3 water. A perfect Hard-water Soap, a Cold- 
water Soap, a Soft- water Soap, a Hot-water Soap. Un- 
nv&lled a3 a purifying agent. Sold Everywhere, is 
Packets, One Penny and upwards.— [Advt.I 

A. S. Draper, P.G.W.C.T. 

The one thing of ^rtjatest imrortance to the 
efficiency of a Good Templar Lodge is tbat tho members 
should attend the meeti-'^s regularly and promptly. 
No person can be a real Good Templar unless he at- 
tends Lodge cons'-antly and refuses to permit litJe 
matters to keep him from going. If your Lodge ia 
slimly attended, tne first thing for you to do is to 
devise some means to get out your membership. Do 
you ask what you ehall do? I answer,that depends upon 
your different circumstances. Agitatp the matter, think 
about it. Determine what course will accomplish the 
thing in your Lodge, and then go and do it with all 
the energy you can command. 

I will tell you what one Lodge did. Things had 
got iu bad shape. There were more thau 50 members 
on the books, but they never had ruore than 10 
or a dozen present at the L^d^-e meeting. They 
b gaa to iraagir:e that the Lodjc was meeting upon 
an unfavourable evening, and so they changed to 
another evening, but it did not m* nd mutters. Evtry 
body was discouraged. Talk of surrendering the charter 
was indulged iu. The crisis drew on. Tliey laust do 
something or give up the ship. As a last resort the 
few faithful ones determined npon this course. They 
prepared a written pledge, something like the fol- 
lowing ;— 

" I hereby agree, with all others whose eignaturcB 
shall appear upon this paper, that I will attend every 

meeting of Lodge, No. , I.O. of G.T., unless 

I am prevented by circumstances beyoj^d my control, 
and al-o that I will be present punctually at t-'e hour 
when the Lodge should open, and that I will do what 
I cau to contribute to the interest and prosperity of 
said Lodge." 

A committee wns appointed to visit every member 
of the Lodge, talk with him about the matter, and 
secure his signature, if possible. The work of the 
committee was thoroughly pfrformcd, and was quite 
successful. More than half the members signed 
the paper. They alt^o kept their promise good. The 
Lodge-room " as creditably filled ngain. Meetings 
became interesting, members who had refused help 
under the snppos^ition that tho Lodge must die, 
finding that thej were labouring under mistake, began 
to come back. Now members came in and the 
institution became popular again, (.nd, thongh it is 
several years since this method was adopted, that 
Lodge has been strong and sub^tantial ever since. It 
is now iu ?ood condition, a credit to the Order, a 
pleasure to its members, and a benefit to the com* 
raunity in which it exists. If it so happens that your 
Lodge is labouring under the shadow of an indifferent 
, membership, let me urge jou not to he diecooraged. 
Work will win. ThouL:ht and determination wiU 
bring success in Good Templary, as in everything else. 

Bro. Dttscan S. Miller with hia Band of 
Royal Handbell Ringers have arrived in Gothen- 
burg for a tour through Sweden. The SvetfiJca 
Good Tanitlar contains a letter from the G.W.C.T., 
J. Malins, warmly commending them to tho mem- 

Beo. J. W. Jones, D.E.S., Middlesex, writes to 
say tliat although present at the London OUvo 
Branch Lodge, when a paper was read in favour of 
dividing the Middlesex D.L., he was certainly not 
in accord with the views expressed, as the report in 
our last issue might lead readers to suppose. — 
Another correspondent also calls our attention to 
the fact that two or three brethren spoke against 
the proposal, so that all present could nut be in 


■of i 

English Opurw Eateks.— Dr. O'CTanlon, the 
medical oflicer of health to the Spennymoor Local 
Board, has reported that a great source of disease 
in that district is the excessive use of intoxicants 
amongst men, and the equally reprehensible con- 
sumption of opium amongst the wives of pitmen 
especially. The medical officer points out in em- 
phatic language, says the iranitarif Hccord,, that a 
result of a continuance m these pernicious practices 
must naturally result in the deterioration of the 

An Anti-Trzatikq Bill.— An Anti-Treating Bill 
has passed one brauch of the Washington Territory 
Legislature. It prohibits any person from treating or 
entertaining "gratuitously" any other person or 
persons to or with spiritunus or malt liquors, wine 
or cider, or any other beverage whatever, iu any 
public bar-room, saloon, beer-hail, or grocery in 
this territory, or in any other public place of resort 
or amusement." The penalty is a fine of not lees 
than 2dol. nor more than 25dol., or imprisonment 
not less than five or more than 20 days, or both 


April 5, 1886. 

G.S.J.T.— MRS. Ltdia a. Walshaw, 30, Elmfield, 
Savile Park. Halifax. 

HoMB Mission Department. 
AoBST Fon Northern Area. — John Wrathall, 7, 
Baldwin-street, Hawcoat, near Barrow-in-FurnesB. 

Good Templar and Temperance Orphanage. 
Hon. Sec— Bno. S. R. Eolfe, 45, Paulet-rood, Camber 
well, S.E. 

Portsmouth Harbour Speciai V.D.— Bro. A. 
Bishton, 35, Abercrombie-street, Landport. 

MarrABT District. 
D.C.T.— Qoarter-Master Sergeant, O. G. L. Jones, 

Adjutant-General'B Office, Colchester. 
D.S J.T.— Sister B. K. Gabb, Collingwood Mount, 


W.D.Sec.— E. E. Smith, 19, Heara-etreet, Newport, Isle 
of Wight. 

Naval District. 
D.C.T. — James Kae, 2, Zinzan-street, Oxford-road, 

D.S.J. T. — William Andrews, 50, Angleaea-road, 

W.D.S.— William Da-et, 34, Skinner-Btreet, New 
Brompton, Kent. 


It is most requisite that all questions of law sent 
to the G. W.C.T. for answers be sent through the 
L.D. or District Deputy. Such questions cannot 
be taken as deciding cases which liave already 

Joseph Malins, G. W.C.T. 


Tar from District Lodges for the February 
quarter received during the week as follows : — 
1886. £ 8. d. 

March 19.-H»nt9, S 10 18 10 

„ 22.— Grenada 8 10 

„ 23.— Cornwall, E. (baiancc) 2 

„ 23,— Derby 5 2 3 

„ 23.— Cornwall. W 1 12 3 

„ 30.— Lincoln (balance) 3 

., 30.— Yorks, N 3 14 

21 6 8 

All tolegrama for the G. W.C.T. or the G.W.Sec. 
(ent to Birmingham, should in future be addressed, 
** Templars, 

as this address has been registered at the Post 

John B. Collinos, 

Hon. G.W.Sec. 


Reports from the following Districts have not yet 
come to hand. Will the respective D.E.S.'s please 
note and forward immediately, or it will be too 
late to notice them in the Annual Report :— Beds., 
Berks, Bucks, Cambridge. Cheshire, E. and M., 
Cornwall, E., Cornwall, W., Cumberland, W. 
Derby, Devon, N. , Essex, Gloucester, W. , Glouces- 
ter, N.W., Hants., S., Hereford, Hunts., Kent, E., 
Kent, M., Lancashire, N., Lancashire, N.E., Lan- 
cashire, S., Lancashire, S.E., Leicester, Mon- 
mouth, Norfolk, Northampton, N., Northampton, 
S., Nottingham, Oxford, Salop, Somerset, M., 
Somerset, W., Stafford, Suffolk, Surrey, W., 
Sussex, Warwick, Wiltshire, Worcester, Yorks., E. 
Yorks., Central, Yorks., Cleveland, Yorks., N.W., 
Nrt»1. „ „ 

JoHS Kkmpstee, G.E.S., 

3, Bolt-court, Fleet-street, E.G. 

NEWPORT, MON., 1880. 

It is particularly requested that all applications 
for accommodation sliould reach Bro. W. Jones, 
14, Arthur-street, Newport, Mon. , not later than 
April G, as attention cannot be guaranteed after 
that date. 

N.B. — Under no circumstances should anyone 
iaka it for granted that accommodation will be found 
unless applied for. 


The Bible TEMFERiNCE Educatoh : Organ 
of the Bible Temperances Aasociation. Edited by 
the Rev. John Pyper. Vol. v., Is. London, 337, 
iStrand. This volume includes most valuable 
articles by the editor, Dr. Dawson Burns, Dr. 
Norman Kerr, Dr. F. R. Lees, Dr. William 
Ritchie, the late Dr. Nott, and others. Some of 
these are replies to opponents, and have the apice 
of controversy, always more inspirited than spon- 
taneous disquisitions . Even Dr. Dawson Burns reads 
better when answering a critic, and Dr. Lees strikes 
sparks under similar circumstances. It seems to us 
that men get warmer in discussing their Bible 
differences than on any other subject. Natur- 
ally, when we know we are right we 
are apt to get impatient with our opponents, 
and to wonder how thej- can be so stupid. 
Students of Bible Temperance can hardly do with- 
out this volume, and devotees ot the new phase of 
Gospel Temperance will find here something to 
ground them in their faith and give stamina to 
their zeal, for Bro. Pyper's moving and main con- 
tention is that Christ is in the Temperance move- 
ment as its source and authority, and it is essential 
that in this as in all things He may have the 
pre-eminence. The volume is interspersed with 
such varieties as short readings, anecdotes, tit-bits, 
and recitations. 

A Woman on Tobacco is the title of a penny 
pamphlet published by the Anti-Narcotic League, 
5G, Peter-street, Manchester, and is a paper which 
was read by Mrs. Arthur Arnold at the annual 
conference of the league, under the presidency of 
the late Mr. Hugh Mason, MP. The cost of 
tobacco, its general effects, and its dangers, are 
very ably and tersely treated, 

Reveriks in Rhyme is a medley of musings 
for the million grave, gay, and grotesque, by John 
Duncan Richardson Hull : C. H. Barnwell, Bond- 
street, Saville-street. The writing of these 
reveries has doubtless kept the author out of 
mischief. He says it has solaced him many a 
weary hour, and if only his rhymes brighten 
other lives, his ambition will be abundantly 
gratified. Temperance sentiment pervades the 
poems, and there is considerable merit and variety 
n the collection. 

The Banner of Temperance. — A collection of 
original verses by a member of the Dresden 
Victory Lodge, l.O.G.T. Is. London and 
Manchester: John Heywood. — Reciters looking for 
something new and original will find a number of 
pleasing pieces in this little volume. 

Slings a-nd Stones for Temperance Warriors. 
By W. Stanyon, Leicester. Id, Gibbons, King-street, 
Leicester. Fully sensible of the power of the press, Mr. 
Stanyon has contributed to a local paper, week by 
ek for a year, most telling facts, arguments, and 
statistics, in simple and terse language, often 
depicting some striking incident of local interest 
such as too often occurs everywhere else ; and these 
pithy and pointed contributions are now collected 
into C4 well printed pages, stitched in a cover, and 
offered to the public for one penny. The profit can 
only be to tlie purchaser and the reader ; it cannot 
be in money to the author or publisher. This little 
pamphlet is a veritable storehouse and armoury ; 
and the earnest and plodding Temperance worker 
will do well to get a copy for perusal, or better 
still a dozen or 100 for circulation. We have 
seen nothing like it. Buy it, read it, give it away. 

Communion Wine. By the Rev. James Smith, 
M.A., author of "The Temperance Reformation 
nd the Christian Church." London : 337, Strand, 
W.C. ; Gd.— In this treatise the author has dealt 
exclusively with the subject in a manner evidencing 
considerable study and research. Mr. Smith is 
eminently qualified for the task, and the 
careful student of his work will be well 
armed to defend a plea for purity in the 
Christian Church against all comers, whether on 
the ground of Scripture authority, example, 
expediency, or common-Eense, If Gospel Temper- 

ance be worthy the name, it surely is time that the 
thousands of its converts should begin to recognise 
the obligation it imposes, and so long as we keep 
the cup of devils on the Table of the Lord, the 
world may well note our inconsistency, and say how 
little we value the principle we profess, and which 
in so vital a particular we impiously violate. It U 
high time that we had a new agitation on this sub- 
ject. A great deal of teaching has been abroad, so 
much so that we are almost too well-instructed, 
unless we are prepared to act up to the light we 
have. Our condemnation niust be the greater in 
proportion as we know what is right, and yet the 
wrong pursue. We welcome this authoritative text- 
book, and hope it will stimulate many to action, 

Bible or Gospel Temperance: JesusaTotaI/ 
Abstainer ; the Bible a Total Abstinence Book. 
By the Rev, John Pyper, editor of the Bible Tem- 
pemiice Educator. London, 337, Strand ; Is. — A 
masterly treatise, laying the one foundation for true 
Gospel Temperance. It is high time tho Church 
took its stand with Jesus Christ as their Example 
and Leader,and strong drink put away for the other 
side exclusively ; and it is to this end Bro. 
Pyper furnishes the authorities and arguments of 
this work. 






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Eegina, British Schools. K.-Miti3Ti Town-road. N W. 
Shamrock. Pha;nix Coffee Tav., 40 ^•ew Kent-rd., S.E. 8.15. T<imnerancfi ITall, Blackfriara-rd-.S K.| 8.15 
Wrnon. 176' PantonvUle-mad, N. 

Albert. MiMion HftU, Dickenson at., Wilkin-Bt, Kentisli Town. 
Alhprt Rond of Brotherhood. 32. Bcsson-Bt.. New Cross, 8.E. 
G. W. McCrPO. 8 Ppti-y,pr,rPPr,. Tott.onhara Cnnrt-road 8.30 
Jabee Biirne. Lecture H.all.Chnr' Chapel. Edcwnre rd. X.W. 
Lambeth Perseverance.— WyvilHail.tback of 104,S.Urabeth-rd ) rhnj-. .'^l-h rtm. WnrllTf^' -^n.. HoIIpi/p ■*r '^h*'l^^^ 
jrpwCroBsPxrelslor. WorkintrMnn*': f'o.Ta.,Cl)iirch-st. Tleptford 
Strafford ExrelAior. T«mppraTii^e TTall.Alartin-trept.Str^ 
William Tewsley. Assocli'tioi 

Citizen. Shoredltoh Migshm Il.iM, Klne l.ind 
Crown of Surrey. T.Voic.-.iiie njii), 'Vwstnw-'it . Uppi 

, 9outh-at., Wandsworth 

r rii. 


■Ii E.. 

rt. The 

lEpph Pavnf, 

Marearfi- M'Cnrrpy Svdi^e' H^'ll. r*ftdf\ „ 

New Otapbora Excelsior. Wa.=hingtou Hall, near Wandsworth- 

road *tttion. 
Prudential Thr nal!.St.Ann's-ra..r.rixt-.n (nr.Komilncr'^on Gate). 
Tho Mint. CoUiers' Rent "all. L.in_--laiit>, -(outhwark, 8.E. 

Crystal Palace. Penge Ball, Smlion-rnad. Anerlcy. 
Freedom of London. Hot. Harvoy Soiilh's Chapel, Eethnal 

Green-road. 8.15. 
General Gai-fleld. Paradise-rond School. Plapham-rof a. 
Grcsham. Coffee Tavern, Loatjbbnroiigh Park, •Jrirfon. 
Heart's Content. 68, yeaVstrppt, Long Acre. 8 15 
Junes McCurrey. Bedford Hall, Upper,, Chelsea, 
London Olive Branch. Lecture Hall. Kinccpgate-at., Holbnrn. 8.30 
London Ark of Safety Hoxton Academy Scb., Hoxton-st. 8.15. 
Pftlmergton. 42, Hartfleld-road, Wimbledon. 
8iiaft«Bbary Park Prim- Meth School, GrayBhott-rnad. 8.15. 
South ActoQ. Mothodist Free Chun'h, BoUo Brid?e-road 
Trinity. Prim Meth. Chapel, Trlnltv-atreet, Borough. 
West London Pioaoer. Eoyal Standard Coffee Tavern, Beer- 

Btreet, Edgware-road. 

Angel of Mercy. Camden Ball, Kins-st.. Camden To\vu. S.30. 
British Queen. Mall Hall. Netting Hill Gate. 8.30. 
Coverdale. Edinboro' Ca8tle Coffee Palace, RhodeswcU-road.E 
GrosTon or. —Teetotal Pall, Georpe-st., Sloanp-sq., Chclaea. 
John Bowen.— Alliance Hall, Creek-road, 'Deptford 
Peckbani. AlWrt Hfill, Alhert.-ro*d. Ppnkham. .Tiiv.T^m. 6.30 
PHde of Lyttleton. Boy.?' School, High-strept, Shadwell. 
Sbciteabnry Park. Grayshott-road School. Sh-ifteebury Park. 
South Lond'.n. Bible Christian School-rpom, Waterloo-road, 
Thomas Carlyle. Lockhart Hall. King-etreet, Hammersmith. 

Comer Stone. Temperance Hall, Hieh-street. Pojilar. 
George Thorneloe. 122, Now Cut, Blackfr 


Aldeb SHOT.— Mrs. Rto void's School-room, Alhei-t-road. 7.30. 
ALD'PRSHOT.- Ash Yale. Mrs. Cooksey's House, Commissariat 

Bridge. 7.30 
Bedford —Sir W. Harpur. Trinity School-room, Ronse-street, 
Blackpool.— Guiding star. Drill Hall Yorkshire-street. 
Brighton.— Amor Cbri^ti.' Institnte. Shin-.=t. 8.15. 
BbtoHTOh.— BoyalSupsex. Sn^ppx-street MiB?inn Hall. 8.15. 
Ebighton.— Queen's Park. Benthara-road Mission Hall. 
Epsom.— Epsom H-me Circle. High-street Town Mission Room. 
liANCASTER.-Oounty Palatine ' •""'■—'"- 

WrRMTNGnAM.— Sevom-strpet Sivem-street. 
Bolton.— Claroraont. Barlor Arms C. Tav.,Hiehor Br-lge-st.T.SO. 
CDRSTER — Ce9triau._ Pr-Bb^terian Lecture Boom, Newgate-st. 



—Nil Desperandum. Wlntonn-?t. Soh -rra.(-)ff North-st.) 
LeioKSTRR -Emanuel. Friar-lane Sunday-schoiL 
Manohestee.— City. Temp. Hall,8tanley-ft.,Port-at.,PiccBdilly 
PoRTSMnUiH— Templars' AUianoo. Soh.-rm.,Victori)v-8t. 7.S0; 
RAMSOATH.— Snug Harbour. Sallora' Bethel, Leopold-st. 7.30. 
SnEFFiELD.— Pennington Frionda' Schoolroom, Harlshead. 
Spalding.— Hiind in Hand. Temperance Hall. 8.15. 
StoneHousb (PLYMODTn).— Aft. Edffcumbe. Sailors' Welcome. 
Windsor.— Royal Windsor. Templars Hall, St. Leonard's-road. 

Blackpool, — Glaam ef Hope. Aliinsrdoii-streot Schoolroom. 
Briohtom. — Advanoo Guard. Lowes Rd.. Cnngl. Schl. Rm., S.16 
Bristol.- Morning Star. Temperance Hall, Broad-stroet, 7.45. 
DarnalL,— Hopeof Damall, Consregatlonal School. 7.80, 
FoLUBBTOWK, — Safppnard of Folkp'Jtone- Oongre nation al School. 
GPILPPORP.- Guildford. Ward-street Hall. 8,15. 
Hpll.- United Kffort Club Room. Lower Union-atrept 7.30. 
Low ESTOrT.—W,l come Cocoa Tree Cafe, High-street. 
MA NHHESTBR.— Loyal R. Whitworth, 117, GrOBveuor-strcofc, All 
Raintfl. 7.45. 

„ _ WELLB — Silent Dew Friendly Societies Hali. 

WEYMODTn.— Hope of Weymonth. Temp. Hnll, Park-st. 7.30. 
WiNCiiFSTEP.- Ttchen Vallev. St. Maurice Hall, High-streot. 
York. — Harbour of Friendship. Lenda! School-room. 7.30. 

EAPTinw-re-FUBNES?.— Hope Of Barrow. Temp. Hall, Greengate. 

PLYMorTH.- Ark of Love. Hope Chapel School-room, Ebring- 

JERSEY.- Sir H. Havelock. G. T. Hall. Unioa-st. Thursday 

.«ELa 'ii 
DnBt-iw.— St. Catherine'R. Thomao Conrt. Tuesday. 


Monte Video.- Southern Cross. 77, Ciillo delasPledras Tues. 

Month video.— Pioneer, Catte Ouarani, No. 19. Wednesd.iy. 

AUSTkALlA .soaTa). 

Grand Lodge of Soatb Anntr.Mla I.O.G.T 

R. W. O. Lodge of the World. 

MembfiTB of the Order emlRrating to South Aufitralla wBl pleat 

AlpersHOT.— Iviugs Own. Inf. Sch.-rm., C Lines, South Camp. 

Wed. 7. 
Alexandria.— Ut Prosira. Sailors' Home, Marina Wed. 7. 
RAWAL Pindee— Excelsior. 2nd Royal Sussex Resimeat. 

School-room. The Fort. Monday, 7. L.D., Corpl. A. Brown. 
Oaieo.— St. Andrew's. Ist Black Watch. Pencin? Room, 

AbbasBlyeh Barracks. Thursday, 7. L.D., Sergt. G .Bedson. 
ColoUBSTeR. — Strotigholdof Friendship. Inf. Seh., Camp, Wed. 
EGYPT. — Lome. N.W. Blodc, Ramleh Barracks. 
H,M S. SdpErb, Zante.— Rose of the East. Tues. 
PoRTSEA.— Portsmouth Garrison. Cairo Restaurant, Sat. 7. 
BAMBKH [Egypt).— Branch of Egypt's First. E. Palace. Tues. 7 
ShoebcrtNBhs. — Hopp of Shoobnryness Mis9.rm.,Hii?h-st. Mon 
Sheernkss.— Nvl, Excelsior. Wood s Coffee Ho., Mile Tn. Fri. 
Malta.— Shropshirt! Guiditig Star a.. The Rest. Wed., 7 p.m. 
Newry.— Homeward Bound, M 13. Infant School. Mon.7. 
Old Brompton.— Bed. White and Blue. I.O.O.T. Hall. Sat. 7. 
Portsea.— Nil Desperandum. Cairo Restnraut. Thursday. 7. 
H.M.S. Nelson, Australia.— Red Cross. Saturday. 
Winchester.- Garrison Safeguard. St. Maurice ILiD, Higb-st. 



trket Hall Coffee Houec, Com 



LEEDS.- British Eose. Templars" Miss. Rm. (back Adelphi-st.), 
BADCiim:.— Faddille. G T. Hnll. Green-.=treet 7.S't. 
Sandwich.- Bichboro' Captle. Templars' Hall, High-st. 7.30. 
Vkntnor.— Hndcrcliff Temperance HotoL 8.15. 
WOKINQ.— Mayburv Sunbeam. Temperance Hotel. 

BnlMWOHAM.— Sand ford Model, St. Saviour's Sch., Farm-st. 7.45 
BoOKrNOnAM.—Buckingham, Temperance Hall, Well-st. 7-80. 
CaKBBIDGB.— Loyal Cambridge. G.T.Miss.Hall,Victoria-8t. 8.15, 
CMIMSPOBD.- CheBnEford. AsaerablyRraB , Co-operative Stores. 
FotKlBTONR.- rEBwir'p Camp. *Cong. Schools. Tontiue-streflt. 
Foots Cray — Eu-y Bpcs. National Schools, Church-road. 7.30. 
Great Yarmouth. —Good Hope. Bethel, Rodney-road 7 45. 
Guildford.— Stephen Percy. Ward-street Hall. 8.1.5. 

HoLL.— Paraiion. G.T. Ball, St. John's-street. 7 TO. 
LEICESTER.— Bxcelsior. CharU'g-street School-room. 7.30. 
MANCHESTER.— Tower of Refuge. Prim. Meth. Sch., Upper 

Manchester.- Rev.' C. Garrett. 26, Hewitt-st., Hightown. 7 4r). 
MANCHESTER,— Gnod Srimaritau, Cong- Gch., Stockport-rd. 7.;i0. 
pLYMorTff.— Temple of Peace. Borough Arms. Eedford-st 
RYDE fl.W ). Rydo. Temperance Hall. High-'-trePt. 
SAJFroN Wau.en -Saffrr.n. Teraprran.-e Uall. Hill-st. 8.5. 
SITTIVGBOURNK -Father MaUhew. Orescent at Si^h -rm. 7 .10 
"WbODFORO.- Alenander. Wilfrid Lawsou Temperance Hotel. 

BATH.— Cot tcrell Friends' (Meeting House, York-street. 
Brighton.— It risnthelmstoD*-, Beicrave-ptreet School-room. 
CpvotER - Oi't«L'On. Tempprauoo Hall. 
EKPFRBY (LelcfRter) — Chaflps Brook. National .School-room. 




Lower Union-street Club-foom. 
BodVi^fnd.— Nil DeTsperandnm. British Schools. High-street 


r>A i^Qv- -a - -jardB. Temperance Fall, Nbrman-road. 

.=it'onb fSTAPFS.).- Faith and Hope Cong, School-room. 7.30. 
WKPNUSBrRY.- Pif'ueer. I'rira. Meth. Sohool-rm., Lea Brook. 7.30. 
Wbtmopth — Caxton. Temperance Hall. Park-street, 
WIBBECH.— Olarkson Lecture R^om Public HaU. 


cb'W and HONESTLY EEJiLISED by persons of EITHKB 

SEX, without hindrance to present occupation. — Foi 
particular and Sample enclose addressed envelope to 
EvAN8, Watts, & Oomfant, (P 112), Merchants, Bir- 
mingham. — This is genuine. 

QCy Weekly may easily be earned by persons of 
'3J/0 either sex selling the Parker Umbrella (regi3- 
tered).— For particulars, address stamped directed enve- 
lope to J. P. Parker; Umbrella Works. SKeffield. 

SWALLOWING POISON. Spurts of disgusting 
mucous from the nostrils, or dropping upon the 
tonsils, a st-ooped-up feeling in the head and dull paina 
in the forehead, with incessant blowing of the nose, 
hawldngand spitting, and a bad breatli ; this is Catarrh, 
the forerunner of Consumption. No other such loath- 
some and treacherous malady curses mankind. While 
asleep the Catarrhal impurities are inhaled into the 
Lungs, and swallowed into the Stomach to Poison every 
part of the system. Dr. Lane's Catarrh Cure affords im- 
mediate relief and a permanent Cure of this dangerous 
and unpleasant disease, relieves headache, and purifies 
the breath. It is sold by all Chemists and Dealers. A 
Treatise on Catarrh, its treatment and Care, sent free, 
post paid, to anybody on application ; or a Sample Bottle 
of the Kemedy sent, carriage paid, to any address on 
receipt of Is.— Address, Pbeok. W. Hale, fil, Chandog 
street, Covent Garden, London^ 


[This column is for notes of progress. Tersely and 
briefly expressed paragraphs of uew^, of tlie institution 
or restoring of Lodges, and the extension of the Order 

Bath. ~A new Lodge was instituted by Bro. J. 
S. Sturgea, D.C.T., on March 27th, at the Studio, 
near the Abbey. The Lodge is to bo called the 
"Dawn of Liberty, "and is numbered 1,974, and will, 
it is hoped, meet the convenience of those who can- 
not attend any other night in the week. The following 
were duly installed as the officers: W.C.T., Bro. W. J. 
Holbrook ; W.V.T., Sister Pratien ; W.Sec, Bro. 
W. Milson ; W.F.S., Bro. Ainsworth ; W.Treas., 
Sister Maber : W.M., Bro. Toone ; W.Chap., Bro. 
Cottle ; W.Guard, Bro. J. Cantle ; W.D.M., Sister 
Wilkins; W.A.S., Sister Hunt ; P. W.C.T., Bro. J. 
S. Sturges. Bro. John Cantle was recommended 
as L.D. , and Sister Wilkins was elected as Rep, to 
District Lodge. 

KiNG.sTflORPE, NoRTHAMProN. — On March 23, 
as one of the results of the Special Session of 
Gr^md Lodge held at Northampton on March 15, 
the Kingsthorpe Star of Hope Lodge was success- 
fully resuscitated. The Ledge was opened at 8.15 by 
Bro. Abbott, D.C.T., and U candidates were duly 
initiated ; three associate members were also ad- 
mitted. The officers for the quarter wore elected 
and installed, and after a few remarks from several 
members present, the Lodge closed at 9. 50. There 
were present about 30 members from Northampton, 
including Bro. Abbott, D.C.T., Sister Muir,D. Co., 
and Bro. W. Blake, W.D.Sec, The Lodge is about 
one and a-half miles from Northampton, and the 
friends there are hopeful of making it a thorough 

Mio Somerset. — On Friday, March 26, a public 
meeting was held in the Hallam Hall, Axbridge, in 
connection with the Order. Some of the members 
from Winscombe Lodge (two miles ofl) came to tho 
help of the meeting. Addresses were given by Bro. 
Bruce, Temperance missionary ; Bro, Medhurst, 
from Weston-super-Mare ; Bro. Boyce, D. S.J.T. ; 
and Bro. Clark, from Winscombe. The chair waa 
taken by Bro. Westlake, S.D., from Clevedon, who 
at the close of the meeting instituted the Axbridge 
Excelsior Lodge. Three were initiated. Two mem- 
bers of the Lodge at Shepton Mallet having come 
to live at Axbridge, joined as associates, and five 
from Winscombe joined in like manner. 

North Durham.— Bro, W. H. Richardson, 
W.D.Sec. and Missionary, reports having visited a 
number of Lodges during tlie months of February 
and March in connection with most of which public 
meetings were held, and the absentees looked up, 
tlie results promise very satisfactory. He has 
also re-opened the Pioneer of Wingate Grange 
and the Felling Pioneer Lod;^es, tho former of 
which had been closed for upwards of six years, 
and the latter three years ; the former was re- 
opened with 20 members and the latter with 14. 
Bro. Richardson also addressed a public meeting 
in Sunderland, under the auspices of the General 
Havelock T,odge, and presided at two public meet- 
ings in South Shields. A greater work might have 
been done, but owing to the severe snowstorm 
which prevailed in the District during the early 
part of March, communication with many of the 
colliery villages was entirely cut off, the roads bein" 
completely blocked up. 

Wanted, Ladies and Young %fen to work for us, 
full or spars time ; work sent by Parcels Post ; no can- 
vassing.— Full particulars free from Novelty Company, 
50, Leice«ter-square, London. 


J. R. and J.M.F.— We are sorry that pressure on our 
space dc 8 not leave room for your communicatione. Our 
own leadiug articles are even cpowded out. 

Signing the Pledge in Cocut. — At the New- 
castle Police-court, on March 29, there were 54 
cases on the charge sheet, and of this number 40 
persons were charged with drunkenness. Two of 
the delinquents were acquitted on expressing their 
willingness to sign the pledge, and were given cards 
by Bro. the Rev. A. G. Marment, who also pinaed 
the bine ribbon on their breasts in court. 

A GuiLDFORO correspondent writes: "At the 
recent School Board election here, out of the seven 
candidates returned, four were teetotalers (in- 
cluding one Good Templar), two being at the top 
of the poll. This is noticeable, considering the 
breweries and public houses abounding at this 

The Watchword. — The committee of the 
Truro Free Public Library have decided to allow a 
copy of the Watchword to be placed on the 
tiblo weekly. 


Will the W.S. or L.D. of the foilowrng Lodges plea: e 
note that the dates of their announcements in the Visitoi s 
Guide have expired ? We shall be <l;id to repeat the 
notice on receipt of order and subscription. 


Silver-street.— Netting Hill Gate 


Richmond {Yorks.). —Howards Green. 
Worthing. — Workingmen's Own. 
[ Wimbleden,— General Chas. Gordon. 

April 5, 1886, 



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DlSTttiox Lodge „ 5/G, 7/6, 10/6, 15/-, 21/- 


Every Other Desckiption Ar Short Notice. 

Officers', 303., 40»., 50a., COs. the eet. Members', .5s. 
78., 10s., 12s., per do2. Blao ditto, 12., ICa , 18.i., 20s 
per dpz. Purple ditto, 12s., 168., 18«., 20s., per doz 
Samples on application. 

li.D„ E.S.,, S.J.T., D.S.J.T., 78. 6d., lOs. 6d., 
12s., 16s,, 21s., to— 

Purplo Silk Velvet, 1 J Bull-Fringe, J Laco Ornaments, 
and as above, los. 

Office) , lOs., los., 20s., 3fl». per set. Members' white, 
3a., 5s., ea. per doz. 

Oooda Not Approved Exchanged and Samples 
if Eeauired. 

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By the Rev. William Isaac 

Keat, P.D.D., Tbinidad. 

CHAPTER 'KXXllL-Continued. 

Buk the ceremony waa over, and 
there was a bustle about the doorway; 
and Mr. Poppy, who was master of the 
ceremonies, began to arrange the 
carriages. A few preliminary vehicles 
with no body in particular in them 
were despatched for the purpose of 
clearing the way, as it were. Then 
came the open carriage containing the 
bridegroom and bride. They drove 
very slowly, and bowed to everybody 
in a way that pleased all who had any 
interest in them. We regret for the 
«ako of the lady reader that no 
Tashionable journal described the dress 
of the bride ; and we are ourselves 
unqualified for so hiqh a theme, 
As it was on the whole rather a 
homely wedding, in which the customs 
of etiquette were by no means.atrictly 
observed, the want of such fulsome 
details will be the less noticed, and the 
more easily forgiven. 

A very old workman, whose remarks 
on Miaa Alice's recovery will be re- 
membered, was standing near the gate 
with his hat in his hand, smiling all 
over — 

"Ifeel," he said, "as if I could 
do without dinner for weeks— just as 
if I had two or three shillings added to 
my wages." 

'* It's not till next week we get's a 
riao, then," replied the man to whom 
he spoke. 

'* Then I gets it twice for your 
once ; for I gets it now in my feelin's 
and then in my pocket to the bargain." 

As the carriage was passing out at 
the gate near the Hubbards' vehicle, a 
very smartly dressed and pompous 
looking elderly person pressed forward 
and begged the driver to stop. He 
took off his hat and asked leave to pre- 
sent his dutiful respects. 

*'rm proud," he began, '* very 
proud — a — to see this day." (The 
reader will recognise Mr. Ferule) 
"And to think, just, that you got 
your first schooUn' at the seminary of 
learnin' over which it was my humble 
dooty to preside. There's just one 
thing — a — I'm sorry for — a— and that's 
what I did and said when you jined 
the Band of Hope- I apologise for 
that, sir ; for I didn't know any 
better, but now I'm fully con- 
^•inced— a — that, as our bootiful Liturgy 
puts it — a, if a man wants to live a 
godly awl righteous, he must in the 
literal sense also live a sober life ; and 
no man's sure of being sober, so long 
w he drinks." 

He made a profound bow ; both 
bridegroom and bride shook hands 
with the good, but eccentric old maOf I 

and bade the coachman drive on. 
the couple were to proceed on their 
wedding trip at once, the carr 
stopped at the house only so 
long as was necessary to allow them to 
put on travelling dress; this done, 
they resumed their seats in the car- 
riage, which was now closed, and drove 
off amidst shouting of a very hearty 
and correspondingly deafening 
character ; and to give proper 
emphasis to the cheering there was 
added a very heavy shower of old 
shoes, during which we beg leave to 
drop the curtain. 



We must refer the reader to the first 
chapter of this narrative, in order to 
remind him that the story was origin- 
ally told to a family party, so much at 
a time as each evening would con- 
veniently admit. And though many 
particulars are given in the systematic 
history now brought to a close 
which the family doubtless did 
not receive, still in the main they were 
presented with the same facta that the 
reader is possessed of, beginning at the 
second chapter. We must bring our- 
selves forward again as at the opening 
page, to a more recent date, namely, 
the year 1877, a little before Eaater, 
and find the Wimble family again 
seated round the table discussing the 
same matters, only that the head of 
the household has come to an end 
of the story and is now engaged satis- 
fying some inquiries which the mem- 
bers of his family make at the conclu- 
sion. All were deeply interested. 
Young moustache was looking so 
deeply occupied in the conversation 
that he forgot for some considerable 
time to fondle the crop of very soft 
down which was beginning to adorn his 
upper lip, the practice of attending to 
which his eldest sister often playfully 
remarked occupied toe much of his 
time. The twins were very nearly mt- 
twined and sitting not very far from 
separate. The said eldest young lady 
sat on her father's right hand on this 
occasion, leaning down upon the table 
so as now and then to look up into his 
face. Then the unfeminine girl of the 
family, who seldom used a chair with 
boarding school propriety, had fairly 
risen oil" her seat, and was lying 
forward on the table, so intent 
was she on the subject of con- 
versation. The two boys wliom 
we spoke of before as sitting by the 
fire (it being then Christmas and cold) 
had latterly taken their places at the 
the table, and now occupied the end 
opposite to their father. The only 
two membersofthehousehold who still 
preferred th€ fireside were Mrs. 

Wimble and her little daughter Tib 
who sat on a stool at her mother's feet, 

"You say you've told ua all father,' 
said the eldest girl, ** but we don't 
know his right name yet ; you've to 
tell us that." 

"I say I have told you his whole 
history up to the time of hismariiage," 
replied Mr. Wimble. "And I did so 
for the purpose of shewing what ahelp, 
what a means of safety in every way, is 
total abstinence. But for that little 
boy's joining that Band of Hope, and 
through it being educated and lifted 
out of the pitiable condition in which 
he was 'burn, there is reason to 
believe that he would have lived a 
mere street life all his days, if, indeed, 
he had not landed in crime and 

*' That boy ! " ejaculated the young 
man, looking at the little picture of 
which mention was made in the first 
chapter, "it doesn't seem like what 
ever happens, father ; how he must 
have altered since then." 

" Of course he has," replied his 
father, wickedly; "for instance he 
has grown into a big man." 

" Yes, but I mean more than that. ' 

" Did his hair ever get to brush 
down right ?" pertly interrupted young 
seven year old, pointing to the curious 
half-combed locks which had often 
been a matter of amusement to the 

"Don't you speak deridingly of 
that boy," said Mr. Wimble with mock 
severity ; "he might turn out to be 
one of your own near relations." 

' What relation, father ?'' asked one 
of the twins, speaking much more 
quickly than was her wont ; for the 
twins were deliberate at most things. 

" Wliat relation? Why, what do 
you say to an uncle ? Uncle Silly, — 
how would that sound ?" 

"Just a little better than Silly 
Uncle," said young moustache, who 
was the wit of the family, 

" Spare your wit at present, till you 
know more about him." 

"But," insisted young seven years, 
" on*' hair don't stand up like that" ; 
and he looked round them all, and put 
up his hand to his head to feel. 

"Just," answered his father, "be- 
cause yours has had more of the comb 
and brush than his, which afterwards 
improved very much, and I may say 
now looks very respectable." 

"Does it really, father?" asked 
Miss Tomboy, as the unfeminine was 
frequently called. 

" Your mother has seen it oftener 
than I have," said Mr. Wimble, " she 
ought to know." 

They all turned at once to the lady 
of the house with vociferous and multi- 
form inquiries. She — as the news- 
papers say, when not quite sure what a 
person has said — waa understood to say 
that it was indeed very decently be- 

haved hair. Any uncertanty as to what 
she really said, arose from the vigorous 
use she made of the fire-irons at "the time 
of speaking (for the fire seemed to need 
stirring badly). 

" But his name, father," said MiH 
Wimble, " you said he waa to take the 
name of Strongman at his marriage ; 
but you have often told us you don't 
know anyone of that name now." 

"No," said Mr. Wimble, "the name 
of that family doesn't remain ; the 
daughter gave it up at marriage, ii;."? 
she was sole heiress. He didn't take 
the name of Strongman ; he only took 
the daughter and his own family 

" What! the name of his father, 
who " 

Mr. Wimble interrupted his eldest 
daughter, who was the speaker. 

" Hush ! my child, he ivas hia 
father.and we may suppose he wouldn't 
judge him harshly ! but, besides, the 
name he took was that his mother had 
worn. The name was ^'iynhle." 

"Oh, father!" said Miss Wimble, 
" our name ! he was our uncle then T' 

" No, my child, that is the picture of 
your father when a little boy," (he 
smiled mischievously aa he added) 
" hair and all." 

There was a pause of astonishment, 
and open eyes and open mouths. 

"But," mildly suggested the young 
man, " I thought he waa to wear the 
name of Silly all his life." 

"And so I do: on my gate you see 
Mr R. .S'. Wimble ; on the letter in 
your hand is R. S. Wimble, Esq. ; and 
when I sign a cheque or any legal docu- 
ment I write Richard Silly Wimble, and 
remind myself that "what got me the 
name of Silly was to me in God's holy 
providence the beginning of wisdom. 

"Children, you can hang up the 
picture. The story is told." 
[the end.] 

The Irish Temperance League 
have to mourn the death of its chair- 
man of Executive Committee, Mr. H. 
Charles Knight, who died on April 1 
at his residence, Gloucester Villa, 
Antrim-road, Belfast. Mr. Knight 
had been ailing since December last, 
and his decease at the early age of 46 
years is greatly lamented. By hia 
ctlorts tlie Temperance movement in 
Ireland was largely advanced. The 
Lombard Cafe, one of the finest estab- 
lishments of the kind in the kingdom, 
owes its existence largely to hia 
laborious efforts, and the tine building 
of which it forms a part and which 
comprises the offices of the Irish Tem- 
perance League, will long remain as 
a monument to his memory. The 
numerous coffee stands throughout 
Belfast are also largely the result of his 
efforts to counteract the influence of 
drinking customs amongst the humbler 


April 12. ISSG. 


Pr«ESENTATiox TO Bro. J. R. Weathekill, D.C.T. 
OP Oxford. 
On Saturday afternoon, April 3, a largo gather- 
ing of Good Templara and friends of kindred 
organisations met at Concilioet Labure Lodge-room 
to welcome Bro. J. R. Weathorill, Past D.E.Supt. 
of South-Eaat Lancashire, and to present him with 
a testimonial of their regard and appreciation of 
the services rendered to tho District durmg the 
four years he had served on tho District Kxecutive. 
Bro. J, G. Tolton, D.C.T., presided, and having 
briefly addressed the meeting, called upon Bro. John 
Edwards, P.G.W.C.T., to state the object of the 
meeting. This Bro. Edwards did in eulogistic terms 
of the admirable worlt done by Bro. Weatherill 
for the Urder during several years. Bro. Malins, 
G.W.C.T., whoso rising was the signal for very 
hearty cheering, addressed the members in his 
most gonial and happy manner. He said he took 
exception to tlie words of Bro. Edwards, who had 
remarked that the U.K. Alliance had stolen 
Bro. Weatherill from us. Tho fact was 
they had been the means of hia promotion in the 
Order, he now being a District Chief, whereas 
S.E.Lancashire contended themselves with makim; 
him a District Electoral Superintendent. After 
instancing cases where the Alliance and other or- 
ganisations had similarly acted in taking those 
from our ranks who had been educated in our 
Lodges he presented the following address which 
was in book form and splendidly engrossed and 
illuminated, to Bro. J. H, Weatherill. 

"Dear Bro. Weatherill, — Itiswith mixed feelings 
nr pleasure and sorrow that we present this address 
to you. 

"Pleasure in knowing that the Temperance 
cause will gain by your extended sphere of useful- 
ness, and sorrow, because we lose, by your removal, 
one whom we love and respect for his earnestness, 
zeal, and devotion to the cause wo all have at 

" For a period of over seven years we have had 
in you a self-sacrificing worker, and for four years 
you have been our political leader, during which 
time your devotion has been most marked ; whilst 
your persistency, eonrtesy, and logical conclusions 
have brought many to support our principles, who, 
under ordinary circumstances, would not have 
done so. 

"Youractionatthe recent Parliamentary election, 
won for you a well deserved approbation, many, if 
not all the candidates in this District 
being favourably influenced by you. The 
United Kingdom Alliance is to be con- 
gratulated upon appointing you to be their agent 
at Oxford. We lose your valuable services but the 
cause in Oxford and the surrouuding Districts will 
be strengthened by your advocacy, and we feel 
assured that your services will soon bo appreciated 
by them. 

" We now wish you abundant success, feeling 
assured that the God of Love Whom you serve will 
ble-ss your labours, and that when your work on 
earth is done, it will be your happiness t^j hear Him 
Bay, * Well done, goc^d and faithful servant, enter 
thou into the joy of thy Lord 

" Signed on behalf of the District Lodge ; — 
"John Edwakd.s, D.C.T., 
" J. H. Musk, Secretary 

Political Action Committee 
'* Wm. Whatmopch, D.Sec. 
"Presented by 

"Joseph Malin.s. G.W.C.T. 
"AprU 3,1830." 

Bro. Wfatherill, in suitable terms, responded, 
modestly dechniiig the eulogies, ascribing them 
more to the kindness of his fellow workers than his 

Mr. James Whyte, secretary of tlio U.K. A., 
Mr, E. Dawson King, secretary of the Manchester, 
Salford, and District Temperance Union, and Mr. 
William Canning, secretary of tho Electoral Asso- 
ciation, also addressed the meeting, each acknow- 
ledging the valuable services rendered by Bro. 

Bro. H. J. Weatherill said he desired to express 
his pleasure at the honour done to his brother, and 
hiB only regret was that his father and motlier tu 
■whose pious training he and his brother were 
deeply indebted, and who are still living, were not 
present to witness that afternoon's proceedings. Tea 
was provided, and over 100 p&rtook of it, after 

which the usual Lodge meeting was held, Bro. 
Tolton, W.C.T., presiding. 

Bro. Malins, G.W.C.T., was introduced in the 
usual manner, and presided. Bro. G. H. Robinson 
P. D.Sec. of Central Yorkshire, and Bro. E. 
Dawson King, secretary of the M.S. and D. Tem- 
perance XJnion were re-admitted into the Order, and 
signed the members' roll. 

Bro, Malins, who very happily addressed the 
Lodge, was wtdl received throughout, and his 
remarks will certainly have a good effect on the 
Order in this District. 

The Good of the Order being called, 

Bro. Edwards spoke on the Mission Work going 
n, and ask each present to help him in the work 
now in hand. 

Bro. Musk moved a resolution on the Poole Per- 
jury Case which was seconded by Bro. H. J. 
Weatherill and ordered to be forwarded to the 
Right Hon. Hugh Chlldevs, Esq., M.P. 

Bros. King and Robinson, Hoskinson, 11. J. 
Jones, W. Gibbon, and Ogilsby, of Natal, ad- 
dressed the Lodge. 

The proceedings, which were of a most enthu- 

stic character, both afternoon and night, were 
brought to a cluse by a very suitable farewell speech 
by Bro. J. il. Weatherill, the newly-elected D.C.T. 
for Oxfordshire. 


[" What know ye not that your body is tho temple of 
the Holy Ghost, which is in you, which yo have of God, 
and ye are not your own?" — I, Cor., vi. 19.] 
T be true Good Templar he is one whose heart 
H opes to reduce earths misery and woes : 
E ver "gaiusi; wrong he deals his strongest blows : 
G reat is his aim and noble is his part. 
n orphans sad he lays a pitying hand ; 
n dark despair he lets the light of day ; 
D oes what he can to shew the better way ; 
T hinks how to bless the common Fatherland. 
E ven as the Templars in the days o£ old— 
M ighty in warfare 'gainst the Pagan host — ■' 
P longed in the struggle for the Templts hold, 
L et all Good Templars in this modern time 
A rise, and from Intemperance, Sin. and Grime 
R esoue the Temple of the Holy Ghoao. 

WiLLUM E. A. A.\'ON. 

" Concilio et Labore " Lodge, Manchester, 
April 3, 188G. 

Mr. Pic'Keksgill, M.P., on Temperance Legi.s- 
L.1TI0N. — Presiding on Friday niglit, April 2, at a 
public Good Templars' meeting at tlie Bethnal 
Green-road Baptist Chapel, Mr. E. H. Pickersgiil, 
B.A., M.P.jSaid there were many members of the 
new House of Commons who belonged to the Tem- 
perance party, notwithstanding the defeat of several 
of its distinguished leaders, including Sir W. 
Lawson and Mr. W. S, Oaine. It was to be de- 
plored that au immense amount of money was 
spent by the people on stimulants which they 
could iiotaflbrd to so spend, audit was desirable to 
inculcate thrift, which was the daughter of Temper- 
ance and the mother of many great virtues. In 
these times of depression the country would 
feel how especially valuable thrift was to 
those who had practised it. The Temperance 
question had two sides, social and political. 
If there was to be etiectivo legislation 
with regard to the liquor traflic it must be based 
as upon a rock, upon the great democratic principle, 
viz,, the government of the people by the people, 
and for the benefit of the people at large. Tliehon. 
member was loudly cheered, and the meeting was 
afterwards addressed by Mr. George Nokes, the 
Rev. W. Harvey Smith, Bro. S. InsuU, P.D.C.T., 
and others. An efHcient gleo party gave selections 
between the addresses. 

Impokt.\nce of Washing at Home. — This can be done 
with eaae and economy and the clothes made beautifully 
rtweet, wholesome, lUy-white, and fresh as sea breezes, by 
using Hudson's Kxtract of Soap, avoiding all risk of con- 
tagion with infected clothes at Laundries, or where the 
washing is put out. No fraying of the clothes as hard 
nibbing, sci-ubbmg, bmsliing, or ^training is unnecessary. 
No rotting of the clothes as when bleaching chemicals are 
used, The Birt slips away, and wear and tear, labour 
and fuel are saved. Hudson's Extract of Soap is a pure 
Dry Soap, in tine powder, rapidly soluble, lathers freely, 
softens water. A perfect Hard-water Soap, a Cold- 
water Soap, a Soft- water Soap, a Hot- water Soap. Un- 
rivalled as a purifying agent. Sold Everywhere, is 
Packets, One Penny and upwards. — [Advt.1 

Prize Pictorial Readinus for Lodges, Temples, 
Bands of Hope, &c., in packets, containing ^ different 
kinds. Price Gd. each packet, post free from John 
K^mpster and Co., 3, Bolt-court, rieet-street, London, 
E.C.— [Advi.] 


Valle or Good Templauy as a BBoittERHooti. 

The Bxiddmjldd Exammn; of March 27, reports 
the following incident ; — 

" ANaiirow Escape.— On Friday morning last 
week a decently-dressed and respectable-looking 
working man was discovered on the highway, 
opposite the IS'ational School (Marsden, near 
Huddersfield) in au unconscious state, and ap- 
parently dying from want and exposure. The 
police were coimnunicated with, and wero 
quickly on the spot. They obtained a cart, in 
which they conveyed the senseless man to Dr. 
McLintock's, who ordered him to be taken to the 
lodging-house. Dr. JMoLiutock bestowed every 
attention upon the patient, who remained for 24 
hours in a and insensible condition. After 
a time, he was enabled to take a little nourish- 
ment, and quickly rallied with care and good 
nursing, and on Tuesday was able to get up, 
and go out of doors. The man's name ia 
John Jamea WUaon, aged about 45 years, 
a Scotchman, and a gardener, and was 
journeying from London to tho North seeking 
employment. From his statement it seems that 
when found he had been si-t days without food of 
any kind, being too independent to beg. He had 
asked for a glass of water on hia way, which had 
been refused, and when found be had sunk on 
the ground in the last stages of exhaustion. 
While endeavouring to discover his identity, 
cards of membership were found in his possession, 
which shewed that he had been a Good "Templar 
for several years, and hia conduct during his pros- 
tration proved that ho held by tho doctrine of 
total abstinence most literally. The emaciated 
condition of tho man, in tho medical officer]a 
opinion, confirmed his statement aa to long depri- 
vation of food." 

The issue of April 3 contained the following 
sequel : — 

"A Narrow Escape,— The secretary of a Good 
Templar Lodge writes to us as follows : — ' The 
remarkable story under this title, in last week's 
Examiner, attr.icted much attention. The 
W.A.S. of the Village Rescue Lodge, No. 646 
of Good Templars, read the item at the weekly 
meeting on Tuesday last, entirely ignorant of the 
fact that the very man, John .James Wilson, was 
present to hear the story. Having ascertained 
that such was the case, and that the man was in 
needy circumstances and in search of employ- 
ment, relief was voted to him by the Lodge, 
and ho was afterwards entertained to supper by 
the P.W.C.T. Endeavours were made next 
day to procure him a situation, and these were suc- 
cessful, wo trust a permanency ; he Tvaa rigged 
out in a fresh suit of clothes by the W.O.G., and is 
now happy and comfortable, in which condition we 
hope he may remain. Thanks are due to the 
Marsden people for their kindness to him, and also 
for the insertion of the item in the paper, as such a 
happy result has obtained thereby.' " 


Bito. Henrt Ansell, who has been a member of 
the Islington Vestry for the last 17 years, and who 
is also vice-chairman ofthe Sanitary Board, has just 
been elected at the head of the poll as overseer for 
the parish of Islington, which has a population of 
about320,000 inhabitants. Therewerellcandidatea 
to fill three vacancies. The success of Bro. Ansell 
has been the unseating of a wealthy publican, who 
held the office last year, and was again a com- 
petitor for the post of honour, but who has now to 

Presentation.- On March 4 tho, Leatherhead 
Perseverance Lodge presented Bro. and Sister 
Bateman, who are leaving the town, a polished oak 
inkstand and a silver thimble in case, in recognition 
of past valuable services. Bro. Bateman made some 
excellent remarks in thanking tho members for 
their kindness. 


Society. — At Salford, on April 2, Thom.a3 Smith, 
local manager and agent for the Blue Ribbon In- 
surance Society, was committed for trial tor de- 
frauding the society. He was appointed last 
month, and since then he sent in such a number of 
proposals, on each of which he rtccived commis- 
sion, that suspicion was excited. An inspector 
was sent down, and it was alleged that all the pro- 
posals were frauds, and that no business had actually 
baen done. 

Apna 12, 1SS(5. 



NEWPORT, HON., 1880. 

The Seventeenth Annual Session of the 
Grand Lodge of England 



Q^A'-lflCATioxs FOB Gr,u,-d Lodce Decree.— 
W P'^' and Acting Deputies of the G.W.C.T. 
{h) Past and Actin',' Superintendenta of Juvenile 
Templai-3 (,) All «ho liave served in elective 
offices in SuL-Lodgo or Detrres Temple xvvo terms, 
(rfj All who have been Third Decree Members 
THREE years. Candidates must, however, be Dis- 
tnct Lodge members, unless they are ordinary 
Members of Foroij;n, Military, or Naval Lod"es or 
jre Seamen or Soldiers ; but in all cases they must 
bo Ihird Degree Members. Only sucu of these 


The following arrangements for the Session 
nave been made : 

7.0 p. m. Juvenile Templar Demonstration at 
tlie Royal Albert Hull, Stow 
Hill. Choir of 400 voices. 
2.30p,m. Official Sermon in the Town Hall, 
by Rov. Joseph Aston, G.W. 
EASTER MONDAY (Royal Albert Hall, 
Stow Hill). 
11.30 a.m. Credential Committee will sit till 2.30 
in Credential Committee Room, 
Royal Albert Hall. 
2.0 p.m. Grand Lodge Members admitted 

Royal Albert Hall. 
2. .'to (irand Lodge Session opened in G.L. 

Degree. Roll of ofhcers called. 
2.4o Candidatfs for Grand Lodge Degree 

."-.O GrandLodguDegree conferred. Officers' 

reports presented ; Oimniittees 
appointed, and order of procedure 
•*.0 Reception of delegates from kindred 

4.30 Adjourmeiit. 

4 and 5 A public tea will be licld in the 

Tabernacle School-room, Dock- 
7.30. Public reception mectin-'. Roval 

Albert Hall. 
TUESDAY (Town Hall). 
7..'!0a.m. Prayer Meeting at y.M.C.A. Rooms, 

8.0 Credential Committee will sit till 9 

o'clock in the Credential Committee 
■Room, Town Hall, Dock-street. 
3-0 Session re-opcns in G.L. Degree. 

Additional Candidates initiated. 
10.0 Roll of Representatives called. Busi- 

ness proceeded with. 
1.30 p.m. Adjournment. 
3.0 Session re-opens in Third Degree. 

6.30 Adjournment. 

7.30—8 Conferences of Political Action and 

Juvenile Templars, and Committee 


7.30 a.m. Prayer Meeting in Y.M.C.A. Rooms, 

0.0 Session re-opena in Third Degree. 

1.30 p.ra Adjournment. 

3.0 Session re-opena. 

G,30 Adjournment. 

7.30 Session re-opens. Adjourns at will. 


7.0 a.m. Preston Club Re- union Breakfast. 
Association-room, Hill-street. 

7.30 Prayer Meeting in Y.M.C.A. Rooms, 


9-0 Session re-opens in Grand Lodge De- 

gree for installation of officers. 

1.30 p.m. Adjournment. 

3.0 Session re-opens inSuburdinateDcfTee. 

6-30 Adjournment. " 

7.30 Session re-opens. Adjourns at will. 

7.30 a.ra. 


Prayer meeting iu Y.M.C.A. Rooms. 

Session re-opens iu Grand Lodge De- 
gree, and closes at will in that 
ExTKANCE.— Ao Griind memha- or camii- 
c(u!c can enter the session without first presenting a 
ticket or credential to the Credenti.-il CommitTco 
for endorsement. All applicants for the Grand 
Lodge Degree, not being representatives, must 
present a credential signed by the W.C.T. and 
W.S. of their ordinary Lodge. The G.W. Secretary 
will supply credentials on application through the 

CAxnroATEs' Credentials.— y4/; Camlid^ifei for 
the Grand Lodge Degree, not being representatives, 
must present credentials signed by the \V.C.T. and 
W.S. of their ordinary Lodge. The G.W. Secre- 
tary will supply credentials on application from the 

Seats. — After Monday representatives will sit 
together according to their Districts, tho places 
being previously fiied by ballot, under the direc- 
tion of the Reception Committee. The number of 
the seats, with the names of the Districts, will be 
exhibited on the first day of (ho session. Should a 
regular representative fail to le in his place at 
Grand Lodge immediately after the roll of repre- 
sentatives is called, (he highest alternate present 
can claim the seat for the swssion, when the 
Credential Committee sliall consult the co-represen- 
tatives present and report the facta. On a seat 
being once allowed to either representative or 
alternate it cannot be afterwards occupied by the 
other during the samesession. 

Absence Without Leave.— Any representative 
leaving the session without pennission may bo dis- 
qualified from participating in the mileage fund. 

Votinq Power.— The voting power Ts confined 
to Its officers, past officers, representatives, and past 
representatives, but only representatives vote in 
the election of officers, and wlien the yeas and nays 
are called. 

Regalia.— No member or visitor can be admitted 
without regalia. All Grand Lodge members must 
furnish themselves with either Grand Lodge, Third 
Degree, or Sub-Lodge OlKcers' regalia. A Grand 
LonuE Book Stall will be furnished, where regalia 
can bo either hired or purchased. 

LoDoiNos. — Applications for accommodation 
should be sent to the D.C.T., Bro. W. Jo.s-es, li 
Arthur-street, Newport, Mon. Applicants should 
state whether they are representatives or not. 

Train Accommodation.— Tlie railway authorities 
refuse to make national concessions. Local meiu- 
bors may approach the authorities with a view to 
the reduction of fares. 

(Signed) John B. Collincs, 


About two years ago (writes llie Calcutta corre- 
siioiident of the Tima) the Bengal Govarnmant ap- 
pointed a commission, with Mr. Ware Edgar as 

president, to inijuiro into tiie causo of the increase 
in tha coiisu«iption of spirituous liquors among tho 
people,aud tosuggest a remedy. .A.f (crspending sonio 
months in visiting various parts of the province, 
the Commission submitted a report enumer- 
ating the following as tho chief cause-s. First, 
the waning influence of social and caste restrictions; 
secondly, the increase in tho purchasing power of 
the lower classes ; third, tho suspension in 1878 of 
tlie old rule limiting tho capacity of the still ; 
fourth, the excessive number of licensed shops ; 
fifth, the improper selection of sites for shops. 
■riiey recommended the establishment of central 
distilleries in large towns, fixing a maximum 
capacity for tho etills in each District, and a mini- 
mum price for the cheapest sorts of liquor,tho recon- 
stitution of the Excise establishments, and tho 
exercise of greater care in tho selection of retail 
shops. The lieuteiiaiit-Govornor referred the 
report tu I he B.iard of Revenue. After a delay of 
IS mouths, final orders have at last been passed 
and published in the Government Gazciic. Tho 
recommendations of tho Coiniiiisaion are almost 
entirely approved. Central distilleries will bo 
established in certain largo towns and the re- 
maining suggestions will havo a full and fair trial. 



Sister Binaey.— It is with sincere regret we 
announce the death, on Marcli 30 (after a long and 
painful illness), of Sister Binney, of tho " M.S. and 
L." Lodge, Sheffield. The deceased was a member 
of that Lodge almost from its institution, 
and had filled most of the offices with 
ability, although for some months she had been 
unable to attend the sessions she was always 
very zealous to tho interests of the Order. Her re- 
mains were interred on April 3, at Burngreave 
Cemetery, and was followed by a goodly number of 
members from her own as well as from neighbour- 
ing Lodges, wearing regalia. After the usual burial 
service had been read, Bro. J. Hardy, L.D., read 
very impressively the Good Templar burial' cere- 
mony and the members sang an appropriate 
hymn — P. L 

On Sunday, Apal 4, the united Temperance 
societies of London (south division) held a most 
successful demonstration and church pirade in aid 
of the funds of tho London Temperance Hoapitial 
.and the Good Templar and Tempi-rance (Jrphanage. 
Tlie procession started from the Enterprise Coftee 
Tavern, High-screet, Peckham, headed by the 
League of the Ooss Temperanco Brass 
B.and, .and-St. Henry Temperance Drum and Fife 
Land, 21 banners of (ho Sons of (he Pha>nix 
(both Orders). Tho I.O.G.T. was rcoresonled 
by the banner of the Thomas Munday Lodge, wliioh 
was followed by meinbgra of other Lodges in 
regalia, .and proceeded to toe. George's Church' Well- 
streot, Camberwell, where tlie ]?«v. Norman Camp- 
bell gave an excellent address. While the procession 
was passmgthrough thecrowd thatlined the approach 
to the church by St. George's Bridge, iuforraa- 
tion was received by Bro. T. Wilson, tho 
chief organiser, that an attempt was to be made to 
steal the collecting boxes. 'Ihe marshals, how- 
ever, succeeded in getting the boxes inside the 
g-ates safely, but not before some of the juvenile 
collectors had been interfered with, and one of the 
senior collectors had been attacked by three men, 
who tried to take the box away from him one of 
whom gave hira a blow on the face. Unfortunately, 
the crowd was so dense, that these ruflians escaped. 
Ihe church was filled to such an extent that the 
police had to close the gates to prevent overcrowd- 
ing, and many hundreds were disappointed by not 
gaming admission. 

Additional interest was created in this parade 
from the fact becoming known th.nt the Rev 
Norman Campbell (who has taken a great interest 
ill his matter) would meet the procession with the 
full choir m their surplice?, .and the officers of the 
church, on St. George's Bridge, and head the pro- 
cession into the church. The total amount of the 
col ection along the route and in church was 
±14 23. bd. 

Walworth.— The George Thorneloe Lod"o 
occupied the platform of Bro. Tom Wilson's Tem- 
perance Hall, Walworth-road, on Sunday evening, 
April 4, and had a most instructive and enjoyable 
evening, .as well as being one of the most successful 
ever held. This is the first occasion that a Good 
Templar Lodge has occupied the platform iu this 
home of the Phoinix Orders, and a good impression 
was made. Tho principles of our Order were well 
advocated. The chair was occupied by Bro W T 
Gear, W.C.T., Bros. Reeves, Smith, Swetman' 
and Sisters Smith, Bathurst, Smith, and Bro 
Edkms, V.D., addressed the meeting. 

To Cyclists.— Strentrih and staying power, with 
admirable nutritive, flesh formin? qualities, are retained 
m « concentrated form in Cadbury's Cocoa, providins an 
exhUatating beverage— comforting and sustaining fur 
long or short trips.— [Advx.J 


Biio. E. Pakeer, of the Hope to Win Lodge, 
will aail ii-om Blackwall Docks, London, on April 
20, in the steamer Duke of Devonshire, for 
Brisbane Queensland, and will be pleased to meet 
any members of the Order going by the s»me ship. 
-E. Parker, Mrs. Wmn, Friskney, Boston, Lincolii- 

■ ^V ,?.""' ^'■''''™ NoTE?_ln the report 
issued by Bro. Alfred .Tesper, D.C.T , North 
Vorkshire, to the Lodges, he obssrves : "Don't 
forget our official organ, the Watchword. It is a 
significant fact tliat the most successful Lodge in 
this District is the one that circulates the brgest 
number of Watchwords." 

Bro. Rosbottom is now open for cnra^ementa to .norl- 
and smg.-lOO. Pool Stock, ^Vigan'Sfas-^AmTf 


Apeil 12, 1886. 


April 2.— Sie J. Pease's Sunday Closing Bill. 


The following composed the majority of 101 who 
Toted for tlie second reading of the Sunday Closing 
(Liquor) Bill on April 2 : — 

Atland, A H D Farqilharson, RMoutagu, S Simon, tier'}. 
Aoland, CT D Fct-uson, E Moio, R J Spensley, J£ 

riower, C 

Mundella. A J Stack, J 

Baker, L J 
Bennett, J 

Fry, T 



Blake, J A 
Blake, T 
Bolton, T H 
Broadliurst, H Hobhoi 
Brooklehurst,WHolden, A 
Bryoe, J Holden, I 

Oower-Leveson O'Connor, A 
Green, H Otter, P 

Grey, Sir E Parker, C S 

, WPease, J 

Haveiock'-AUan Pease, H F_ 
Harden, L P 

Stuart, J D 

ard, J Qalltar, W Wayman, J 

Burt, T - . . „ 

Byrne, G M lUingworth, A Richard, U, 
Cameron, J M'DInce,H B Rigby. J 

Childers, HngU James, C H Roberts,J (Cai 
Cobb, H P James, Hn W H llobinsou, T. 

Coleridge, B Johnston, W Robaon, W S 
Oorbett, A C Lawrence, W FRoe, T 

WostUke, J 
Will, J Shires 
)WiUiams, J O 
Williams. J P 
Wilson. H J 
Wilson, I 
Woodall, W 

Cossham, H Leicester, J Russell. Sir 
Courtney, L H Llewellyn, E H Russell, E R Woodhead, J 
Crompton,C Macdonald, J HSaunders, W Wright, C 
Crossfey, Sir S Maclnnes, M Shaw, T Yoo, F A 

EUi«, J E M'Oulloch, J Sheridan, H R Young, C E B 

Esslemont, P 

Tollers — Mr. Arnold Morley and Mr. Marjoribanks. 

The minority of 41 were : — 
Addison, J Douglas-Akers Hill. Lord A O'Hanlon, T. 
Hope BeresfordPearci " 

Evelyn, W J 
Field. Ad 


BluodeU, Col . . 

BourkG, Hon E Fraser, Gen, 

Clarke, E Gold; ■' 

Cobbold, F T 

Isaacs, L H Pelly, Sir L 
Jackson, W L Pomtret, W P 
Jennings, L J Sheehan, J 


,LordLong.WH Trotter, H J 

CommeroU, Sir Heaton. J H M'Donald, P Vincent, E H 
Ooi, J K Herbert, S Konis, E 3 Watson J 

DimBdalo, Baron 

Tellers— Viscount Cranborne and Mr. AjK-Gardoor. 

April 2. — Durham Sunday Closing. 

This bill passed committee without amendment. 

Mr. E. Clarke (Con., Plymouth) was about to 
propose an amendment to Clause 2 ; but it was 
pointed out by the Chairman of the Committee (Mr. 
Courtney) that the hon. member had attached his 
amendment to the wrong line, and that it, there- 
fore, could not be put. 

April 5.— The Liquor Traffic in Basctolakd. 
Mr. Osborne Morgan, in answer to Mr. 
M' Arthur, read a statement shewing that a success- 
ful endeavour had been made to put a stop to the 
introduction of brandy into Basutoland, and it was 
hoped shortly to check the introduction of drink 
into that country, which for five years had paralysed 
the action of a civilised government. They had 
every reason to believe that the authorities of the 
Cape Colony and of the Free State had given their 
support to the policy. 

Durham Sunday Closing Bill.— We learn that 
Mr. T. Fry had the greatest difficulty in keeping 
"a House" on Friday at dinner-time, as tlie 
■Whips wanted a "count" and would do nothing to 
help him. We hope our Temperance friends in 
Parliament will speak their minds and, if necessary, 
treat the Whips and the Government with re- 
ciprocal attention. 

The Intoxicating Liquors (Sale to Children) Bill 
is for committee on Tuesday, the 13th inst., and 
already notice of opposition has been given. 

Mr. James Stevenson's resolution in favour of 
total Sunday closing has the first place on the paper 
on Friday, the 30th. 

Mr. G. Balfour and Colonel Hughes-Halletthave 
given notice of opposition to tlie Sunday Liquor 
Bill on the committee stage, andamongthe amend- 
ments to be moved is one by Viscount Cranborne 
providing that the Act shall expire at the end of 
the year 1891. 

Observes the iJc/io : — "It is stated that, though 
the Government intend handini; over the licence 
for the sale of intoxicating drinks to the bodies 
which will be created under the County Boards 
Bill, they will not entirely part with the 
control of the licences. An arrangement is sug- 
gested by which a fixed sum for every liquor 
licence shall accrue to the Crown, and the right 
be granted to the local boards to put on what 
increase they think fit for local purposes. This is 
the system now in operation in the United States. 
There the initial rate for liquor licences of every 

kind is fixed in Congress, and each State adds what 
it thinks fit for local taxation. Thus in Chicago, 
with its 12,000 saloons and drinking bars, the 
revenue of the town is increased by £250,000 per 
annum, as the autliorities have fixed a local rate of 
£20 per annum on each licensed house." 


[From the Biimimjluiiii Times.] 
The Good Templar Order, the " Freemasonry of 
Teetotalism," was planted in this kingdom by its 
present English chief, Mr. Joseph Malins, at Bir- 
mingham, which remains its head-quarters in tliis 
country. This society is not a sick benefit or 
burial club, its fees (Is. Cd. on entrance and Is. pur 
quarter afterwards) being, of course, too low to em- 
brace the beneficiary feature. Members must be 
formally proposed and elected, and on admis- 
sion must pledge themselves to lite-long 
abstinence from the taking or giving of 
intoxicants as beverages. The service of 
admission is not made known to outsiders, so 
that its mystery may make a deeper impression 
upon the candidate. No "scenic" or red-hot 
poker eflfects are however attempted, as is supposed 
by many of the uninitiated. Young people of both 
sexes who have completed their 15tli year may bo 
admitted to the privileges of the Order. 'The 
Order is religious, yet unsectarian ; its object 
is strict Temperance, its spirit beneficent ; its 
privileges equal, and its membership world- 
wide. The Lodge meetings are confined to 
members, who sit around the room as in certain 
religious class meetings. Every member is a sub- 
scriber and legislator, with equal rights in every 
respect. The formal busiuess is sometimes light, 
and then debates, essays, and music at once educate 
the members and enliven the proceedings. To 
convey some idea of the entertainments provided 
by the members at these meetings for their mutual 
benefit, we quote a few from the quarterly 
programmes printed in the " OHicial Hand-book," 
forjthis District. " Night with the American poets 
and humourists;" "Sisters to entertain" (who 
would not be a Templar !) ; "A night with English 
Statesmen " ; " Brothers' surprise— Bro. H. Urry 
to provide entertainment " (poor Bro. Urry !) ; 
" Letter-box night " — each member has to contri- 
bute a letter on an interesting topic for public 
perusal ; " No refusal night" ; " Sharp practice "; 
"Parcel night " — when every brother must bring 
a contribution in kind ; "Five minutes' papers"; 
"Christmas party— ham and jam wUl be 
provided"; "Pound night" — each mem- 
ber bringing a pound of sweets, fruit, or 
other delicacy. " Grumbling night— only one in 
the quarter," leads us to hope that the brothers' 
complaints are confined to such licensed occasions. 
It must not by any means, however, be thought 
that the brothers and sisters devote the whole or 
even the greater part of their time to simple amuse- 
ment. Lectures are given, debates are raised, and 
the members work mutually for their mental and 
physical advantage. In the Birmingham District 
there are 30 Lodges, each comprising about 40 
members, so that the total number of Good Tei 
plars in the town is probably about 1,200. 

Easter Volunteer Review.— Will you allow 
ne, tlirough the medium of your widespread 
ournal, to ask all those members of our Order who 
are also members of either tlie 2nd London Rifles, 
Civil Service Rifles, 3rd and 5th Surrey Rifles, or 
4tli V.B. West Surrey Regiment (who wUl be 
stationed from Good Friday to the following 
Tuesday, respectively at Forts Purbrook, South- 
'c. Nelson and Widley) to forward to me (as 
L.D. of Portsdown Lodge, No. 2,017, Co8ham),not 
laterthanthe loth instant, their names and nameand 
number of the Lodge to which they belong, in order 
tliat, if possible, arrangements may be made for our 
meeting together for mutual profit and instruc- 
tion. — John S. Wright, 8, Kingston-crescent, 
Portsmouth, Hants. 

National Temperance Pete at the 

Crystal Palace. — Applications for admission 

to our choirs have already reached the ofiice 

large numbers ; but in case we have not, in 

ling our invitations, succeeded in reaching 
all the (friends who would be wishful to take 
part on this most interesting occasion, will you 
kindly allow me to say in your columns that if the 
secretaries of any societies desiring to participate 
will be good enough immediately to com- 
municate with me, I wUI send full particulars 
and a form of application. As far as we can see 
there is every reason to hope that the fete will be a 
very great success. It is to be borne in mind that 
although the Band of Hope Union is organising the 
fiite this year the choirs will be open to Temper- 
ance organisations of every description both in 
London and the provinces. — Yours faithfully, 
Charles Wakelv. 

No Stimulants for Children.— Bro. Wilhon's 
letter in your last iasue calls to mind your extract 
from the "Book of Health " in yours of March 29, 
and with which I am rather surprised to find Bro. 
Wilson saying, "I quite agree." I commend him 
much for his decision and plain speaking with the 
doctor, but as he (the doctor) did not after all 
supply the brandy, and the child is fast recovering 
without it, I take it as a proof that he did not think 
it really necessary, but that it was intended, as it 
usually is, as an experiment. And it is by no 
means certain that if the child had taken 
it it would have recovered so fast. I 
have no quarrel with the extract from the "Book 
of Health " till near the end, where it says, 
" Stimulants (meaning drinks) are amongst the 
most potent and valuable agents as medicines in the 
hands of the physician ! " Of this there is no proof, 
as there is not one single disease, for the cure of 
which the highest medical authorities are agreed 
tliat this class of stimulants is necessary ; and they 
have been experimenting with them long enough ; 
at least, so thinks another, who is a Rechabite as 
wellas Good Templar. -G. Collin, P.D.C.T. 


Barrow. —The polling to fill the vacancy in this 
constituency caused by the unseating of Mr. Dun- 
can, took place on Tuesday last, with the very 
gratifying result of Mr. W. S. Caine's successful 
return. There were three candidates, only one of 
whom, however, causing any fear, if fear there was. 
The figures of the poll were declared, at 10.15 p.m., 
to a crowd numbering several thousands, and are as 
under : — 

Mr. W. S. Caine (L.) 3,109 

Mr. G. Bruce (C) 2,174 

Mr. Edmunds (L) 15 

The result was received with tremendous cheer- 
ing, and will bo echoed by thousands of Mr. Caine's 
Temperance friends the country over. 

Presentation. — At a public meeting of the 
Southern Star Lodge No. 10, held at the Wesleyan 
Chapel, Pointe de Galle, Ceylon, on February 27, 
Bro. the Rev. Pliillip Willenburg, Wesleyan 
minister, was presented on behalf of the members 
of thelO.G.T., Blue Ribbon and Band of Hope 
Societies, by Bro. W. F. Dashfield, with a handsome 
electro-plated breakfast cruet aa a token of regard 
from the people of Galle, with whom he has 
laboured for four years. 

A traveller had put up at an hotel where the 
accommodation was of the poorest but the charges 
of the highest. Without wasting any words he 
paid the bill, but sent for the landlord who, feeling 
sundry misgivings, approached with trepidation 
But instead of giving vent to his displeasure, the 
traveller threw himself on the landlord's neck and 
embraced him tenderly. Our startled host having 
at last recovered his breath, inquired the reason of 
this affectionate treatment. " Fare thee well, my 
good friend," replied the guest, "forget me not, 
for we part never to meet again !" 

Hartlepool Municipal Bye Election. — Conse- 
quent upon the death of Councillor John Graham, 
publican, a vacancy occurred in the North ward. 
Two candidates issued addresses, viz., Mr. Joseph 
V. Longstalf and Mr. T. W. Haswell, who was 
defeated in November, 1884, by Mr. Graham 
after a six years' membership in the 
Council. Mr. Longstaff having promised to 
support Temperance measures the members of the 
Order resolved to give him their assistance, and at a 
meeting of his supporters Bro. Edward Oliver, 
P. W.D. Co. , was appointed secretary, and under his 
superintendence, the necessary arrangements were 
made. The election took place on the 3rd inst., 
resulting in the election of Mr. Longstaff' by 334 
votes to Mr. Haswell's 203, Mr. Haswell, when a 
member,always voted against Temperance measures, 
and as the late member was in the trade we thui 
gain a seat. Being a bye- election not much az* 
citement took place. 



AUcommHnimtions to be addressed TSE EDITOR 
cmirf, Elcei-streef, London^ E.C. 

Lodge News should be sent as early as possible and 
cannot be received after Tuesday morning for insertion 
In the foUowing Issue, except from Lodges meeting on 
Tuesday night, from which reports can be taken up to 
10 a. m. on Wednesday. 

"The Newa of the Lodges should conatitate a pnbUc record fo 
the important events in connection with ordinary Lodge 
SesaionB, Public Meetings, .Vnniversaries, &c., in connection 
with the Order. It should refer, not to matters of merer 
local interest and to the every-day occurences of ordinary 
Lodge SesaiODs, but to such matters as are of national 
importance interesting alike to all classes of readers 
stimulating some, encouraging others, and rejoicing all! 
Forthia purpose it should make mention of Essays and 
Papers read, of competitions in Reciting, Reading, and 
Singing, Temperance liees, Question Bos, and such like. 
And, Once a Quarter, the tota.1 number initiated or admitted 
by CO., the total of membership, &c,, may be given. Singing, 
Reciting, Ac, at ordinary Lodge Sessions ehould not be 
reported, as the same names of singers, reciters, &c., occur 
week after week, and such news can only be of Ihnited local 
interest. When, however, a Public Anniversary, or other 
Meeting or Demonatration in connection with the Order 
takes place, the names may be given of the chairman and of 
those taking part, and to save space these should be classified 
thua : Chairman, . Songs by , Kecitations by 


Chelsea.—" Groavenor." April 2. The item on the 
programme bein^ a diacnesion on how best to improve 
our Lodge-room, a very animated debate took place, 
when several t^nod auergestions were referred to a Room 
Improvement Committee, which is to be formed to devise 
ways and means for carrying out the same. An interest- 
ing feature took place during the evenmg in the laying 
of a new carpet and rug, which has been subscribed for 
by the members. One re-admitted as Ancient Templar. 

Peckham.— '• Peckh&m." April 2. Digest of special 
D.L. Bession considered. Decided to hold a tea in con- 
nection with the George Thomeloe Mea.orial opening on 
Good Friday. A programme of readings and recitations 
was then] successfully carried nut 

Wandswnrth-road.— "St. Andrew's." Aprils. A good 
programme was given and a pleasant evening passed ; 
visit of Bro. W. E. Hooper, W.D.Co., and Bro. R. Hyde. 

Cambridge Heath Bridge.— "Artisan." March 13. 
Visitors' night. Bro. Le Sage, V.D., acted as W.C.T. 
The visitors entertained in a very creditable manner. 
Resolution passed in favour of forming two Districts of 
Middlespx, and instructing D.L.Eep. to vote for same — 
March 20. Open Lodge, 9 p.m. Bro. Hemsley, L.D., in 
the chair. Bro. Lloyd, W.C.T., read a paper entitled, 
•* Should We Encourage|the Drama ?"' Very interesting, 
A discussion followed.— March 27. The Lodge closed at 
0.15 p.m., and paid the Dove Lodge a surprise visit. 

Hackney.— " Hackney Mission." March 30. Recitation 
contest. Pleasant and well attended session. Amcngst 
those present were Sister Gibson, P.W.D.V.T., and Bro. 
Gibson, Bro. Page, V.D., Bro. Powell, V.D., Sister! 
Browne, l^R.W.S.J.T., Bro. Fisk, G.L.L., Bro, 
Lockett, W.D.G., and others. Bro. Le Sage V.D., pre. 
aided. One received on c.o. The report of last D.L, 
Bession was read by the Reps, and after discussion 
adopted. A motion for dis-atfiliating the J.T., from 
Lodge was lust by a unanimous vote. Bro. Page, and 
Sister and Bro. Gibson spoke a few words under good ol 
the Older. After business the recitation contest took 

filace, four brothers of the Lodge' competing. The judges 
Bros. Fisk, Page, and Parrott) awarding the prize (a 
iilver pencil case presented by Bro. Le Sage) to Bro 
Gibbs, W.M. Greetings of the Pride of Soho Lodge were 
presented and accepted. 

Loughborr-ugh Junction, S.E.— "William Tweedie." 
March 24. S<>cial meeting ; open to members and friends. 
Songs and recitals.— March 31. Paper by Bro. Hart : 
"The Face indicative of Health and Character," illus- 
trated by diagrams and sketches. 

Clapton Park. — "Clapton Park." March 26. Visit 
from Hackney Mission Lodge. Open night. Bro. Le 
Sage, V.D., presided. A good programme of readings, 
duets, solos and recitations rendered, and a pleasant 
evening spent. Watchwords on sale. 

Chelsea.— " .Tames McCurrey." April 1. Public 
meeting, presided over by Bro. Seager, W.C.T., sup- 
ported by Bro. T. C. Macrow. Prayer by Mr. Stacey, 
L.C. missionary. Solo and an address by Mr. Osborne, 
L.C. missionary ; recitation by T. H. W. GrJgg. L.D. 
Solos at intervals. A short address by Bro. Willacey, 
U.S,A . followed by an address by Bro. S. Insull, 
P.D.C.T,, advocating the I.O.G.T. A large and very 
attentive audience. Special session after to initiate a 
candidate from the Juvenile Temple. 

Wandsworth-road. — "New Clapham Excelsior." 
March 31. Programme. Officered and entertained by 
Tiaitors. Bro. Sutherland. W. C. T. Recitations 
by Sister Newton ; readings, Bros. Fowler Seager ; 
Bonga, Sisters Barker and Sutherland, and Bros. 
Rutherford" Sutherland, and Wace ; few remarks 
by Bros. W. Headlwn, L.D., Slade, L.D., and Macrow, 

W.C.T, Refreshments supplied. Pleasant and profitable 
session. Watchwobos taken in regularly. 

Pimlico. — " Progress." March 29. G. W.C.T. 's 
night. Short discussion, L.D. gave notice of motion 
condemning the proposed division of District Lodge. 
Watchwords snid. 

Shaftesbury Park.—" Shaftesbury Park." March 23. 
Visit to William Tewsley Lodge, a very pleasant meet- 
ing. March 2.5. Socuil gathering (open) evening spent 
in music, readings and recitation, \vith parlour gamts 
aftpr. Fruit provided. 

Chiswick.— *' Gunnersbury." March 24. Popular 
Entertainment in Baptist Chapel. Chairman, Bro. Lam- 
bert, W.D.M. ; songs, duets, trios and quartetts, by the 
Sisters Douglas,Sister Kalmeire and Bro. WaUace,and Mr. 
Tomes ; recitations by Bro. Reeder, Mrs. Hooper and 
Miss D<.uglas, and Bro. Wickenden, V.D. ; violinist, 
Miss Douglas ; hormonmmist, Bro. Wallace, most enjoy- 
able evening. Invitations given to join the Order by 
Bros. Lambert and Wickenden. Several pledges taken. 

Crouch End.— "Harringay." March 24. W.C.T. by 
ballot, which was in favour of Sister Prevost, who pre- 
sided in a capital manner.— March 31. Officered and 
entertained by sisters. Sister Mabel Holmes, W.C.T. 
Sisters Bannister, Holmes, Swain, Prevost, Robertson, 
and Steinfeld contributing to the programme. 

Baker-street.— "Alliance of Marylebone." March 20, 
Open Lodge ; fair attendance of the general public to hear 
the excellent programme provided by the Loyal 
Favourite Lodge, who attended and officered ; W.C.T. 
Bro. J. Scott; songs, recitations, duets, &c., followed i; 
quick succession ; a good impression in the audience re 
suited in three candidates being initiated, thus keeping 
up our motto for the quarter " Work and win." 

Balham.—" Welcome Home." March 25, The pro- 
gramme, a "Spelling Bee'' proved most amusing and 
instructive, the honours being carried off by Bro. and 
Sister Clarke. One initiated.— April 1. Pound night. 
The pounds were well disposed of by the W.C.T., Bro. 
Bawkins, and thus augmented the funds. Two initiated, 
a result of seeing Bro. Hawkms with the badge of cur 
Order in his button bole. Resolved that we send a letter 
to the member of Parliament for this constituency 
respecting the Poole Perjury Case virith a view to the 
release of Harry Williams from p*"nal servitude. 

Upper Clapton.— "Upper Clapton. "—March 29. 
Bro, Miles. W.C.T., presiding. Report of the D.L. 
received. Resolution adopted to instruct D.L. Rep. to 
support motion of Citizen Lodge for a second 
D.L. for Middlesex. Bro. E. A. Gibson. 
P.D.C.T., read a paper on the " Stability of the Order." 
Discussion followed, in which Bro.Caston, L.D., Hanlon 
L.D., Page, V.D., Powell V.D., Davis, L.D., Marsden' 
&c. took part, and a vote pf thanks passed to the reader' 

Stratford.—"Beacon Light." March 17. Bro. J. B.i 
Finch, P.S.J.T., gave two papers, entitled, " The House 
that. Tack Built," and "Words." Bros. Garwood and 
Haines, and Sisters Sandalls, junr,, Burbidge and 
Dewell, sen., were elected to serve on Juvenile Temple 
Executive Committee.— March 24. Pound night ; plea- 
sant evening spent. Songs and recitations by Sister 
Sandalls, Sister Siddell, and Bros. Melbourne, Leighton, 
Cullum, Turner and Bartlett. Communication read from 
Negro Mission Committee.— March 31et. Social soiree 
and entertainment ; good number present, and very 
pleasant evenmg spent. Songs by Sister Sandalls and 
Melbourne and Wilson. 

thwark.— "The Mint."— March 31. Bro. C. Hill 
presided, Bro. M^rfili read a very interesting account 
of Bro. Edwin Bates' trip from London to Christchurch, 

ew Zealand. He reads the Watchword with delijjht. 

Hackney.— "Homerton'a Hope.' April 1. Public 
entertainment ; chairman, Bro. Simmons, W.Sec. A 
long and interesting programme was rendered by mem- 
bers and friends to a crowded audience, concluding with 

tert.ainiug sketch. 
Special sessio 
Bethnal G 
proposed, on 
present officei 
initiation cer 

. which was much applauded, 
held at close to initiate a candidate, 
en,—" Victoria Park.* March 27. One 
restored ; model initiation by past and 
with criticism, offices balloted for ; the 
nony wns gone through in a most impres- 
April 3. One initiated, two proposed ; 
comical anecdot^-s by members and visitors ; Lr.dge 
entertained by Bros. Fisk, Dabbs, Lawson, Butler, 
Houldsworth, Smith.CIitford and Wells; largeattendance; 

to compete, viz., Sister Meaderand Sister Rayner. Bro. 
Gibson, P.D.C.T.. Bro. Tiii,'welt, Victoria Pork Lodge, 
and Bro. Rice wirre the arbitrators. Sister Meailer won 
the prize, which was presented by Bm. Gover, D.S.J.T, 
Br... Gibson, P.D.C.T., song ; Bro. Tubnell, recitation j 
Bro. Rice, recitation ; Bro, Sam Brown, song ; Siete* 
Wteke3, PD.V.T,, an amusing lecture. Good session. 
Watchwords sold. 

King's Cross. — "Excelsior." April 1. One initiated. 
D.L. Rep.'s rjport adopted. Bro. Parncutt's night, 
when he supplied the Lodge with refrebhments. Son£;B, 
&c., by members and visitorfl. 

Chelsea.—" Margaret McCurrey.'* March 24. Pound 
night. Proceeds to Lodge funds, Bro. Binden auctioneer. 
Pleasant eveniog spent.— March 31, Short papers by 
Bros. Welfare and Morrell and Sister Watkin. Long 

Holborn.— " London Olive Branch." April 1. Bro. 
Henstock provided a high-class entertainment ; eongsby 
Sisters Pooley and Cambridge and Bros. Strong and 
Thompson ; recitations by Sister Farr and Bros. Sirett, 
Henstock, Henderson, and Wilson. Sisters Webb and 
Bernard presided at the pianoforte. Large attendance. 

Harlesden. — " Harlesden." March 3. Bro. Arm- 
strong elected D.L.Rep. Visit of the Paddington 
Degree Temple ; Third Degree conferred on three can- 
didates, and Second Degree on seven. Short addresses by 
Sister Weeks, P.D.V.T., and Bros. J. W.Jones, D.E.S,, 
H. J. Easton, W.D.A.S., and Bro. Lucae, V.D. Oneoan- 
didate initiated. — March 10. Resolved that Lodge night be 
altered to Tuesday, commencing with new quarter. Visit 
from Kilburn Anchor Lodye. Songs by Bros. Brewer, 
Hunt, Sheffield, and Barnes, and readings by Sister 
Pearce and Bro. Barnes. One candidate initiated. — 
March 17. Bros. Guthrie, jun., and Eggleton elected as 
Reps, to Juvenile Council, Programme, "Irish and 
Scotch Night." Songs by Bro. Armstrong, Bro. Guthrie, 
sen., and Bro. Brennen, and Sisters Guthrie, jun,, and 
Wilby. Duet by Bros, Vidler and Armstrong, Reading 
by Bro. Brennen. One candidate proposed. — March 24. 
Soir«ie, at which nearly 70 members and friends were 
pre.sent. Bro. J. K. Guthrie acted as M.C., and Bro, 
Vidler as assistant, — Marcli 31. Programme. '* Who 
shall be W.C.T, ? " The contest was sharp, and the chair 
changed hands repeatedly. Bro. Vidler, P. W.C.T., 
finally succeeded in keepmg the chair, and closed the 

North Brixton.— "Prudential." IMarch 31. Official 
visit of Bro. W. E. Hooper, W.D.Co. A discussion 
took place as to the best means to adopt to stop the 
leakage in the District, and various suggestions were 
made. A Council of Instruction was conducted by Bro. 
Hooper in a highly interesting and instructive manner. 
The members generally were fairly correct in their 

Huunslow.- ' ' Hope of Hounslow." April 1. Bro. T. 
Chennell's coffee supper heartily enjoyed by all ; pleasant 
ision ; about 40 present; songs and recitations ; com- 
!ttee formed to arrange free tea for 100 non-abstainers. 
Pimlico.— "Progress." April 5. Officered and enter- 
tained by visitors. A very pleasant and happy meeting. 
usly adopted on continuing 
Middlesex "one and undivided." Watchword on sale. 
Kentish Town.-" Regina." April 5. Bro. Scar- 
borough, W.C.T. Communication read from the Citizen 
Lodge concerning the " division" of the District ; it was 
ultimately decided that the representatives vote against 
Chandler, Carter, and Ramsden, jun., Sisters 
and Frankam were appointed on the Soiree 
Committee. The Hope of Highgato Lodge entertained 
igs, recitations and readings. There was a good 
attendance. Very pleasantevening. 

North Bow.— "Commonwealth." March 27. Con- 
cert. Fair attendance. Bro. T. B. Harrison presided. 
Bro, Thomas Jones gave several recitation?, including 
!rien,""Dora," and "The Hungry Boy." 
Bros. Richards and Hammon, and Sisters Dean and 
utrows also took part in the programme. 
Ea^tersea, S.W.—" Pilgrim's Rest." April 2. Well 
tended ."fession. One initiated. Sister Greenwood, 
D.V.T., &c., of Nation's Hope Lodge, Central 
Yorkshire, admitted on c.c. The motionson the District 
Ludge digest were discussed. The Lodge was afterwards 
entertained by Sisters CIark«, Barker, and Greenwood. 

Shoreditch,- " Hand of Friendship." March 2. Ex- 
perience night; sho 

two dozen W\tchwords sold -,— -^ — , penencenignt; snort experiences by several brothers ; two 

Camden Town.-"Angel of Mercy." March 19. Good ^^^.i^'tted as Ancient Templars.-March 9. Sisters' aur- 
session • numbers increasing in new Lod^V room - nno I P"^'^® ^^'"^ presents to the brothers, and contributed 
proposed, one readmitted, and one restored. Visi^ from 1?°^!,* *°' ^ix members applied for Degrees. -March 16 
Joseph Payne, who entertained ; good Attendance?- I ^"^^^J' experience night, several giving an account of 
March 26. One initated. D.L.rep.f instructed tr'^te I ^°°^.^'™P'"=^.-'^?'"'' ^^-"°'-'° ^^'^'-'^"^ countr,- "■>-— 
against division of Distrjct Lodge, and all District Lodg. 

voting members of this Lodge were asked to do thi 
—April 2. Good session ; capital attendance ; 
initiated, and one restored. Visit from King's Cross Ex- 
celsior Lodge, who entertained in an able manner 
Watchwords on sale. 

Kennington.— "Vulcan." April 5. Songs, read- 
ings, &c. Visit from Bro. F. W. Lewis, W.D.Ch., who 
presided, and Bro. W, A. Shephoard, W.D.M., both of 
whom urged the members to co-operate with the 
Executive in promoting the welfare of the Order. 

Chel-ea.— "Marlborough." April 6. One initiated 
Ero. F. Turney, W.C.T. Paper by Sister Matkin on 
"Noble Women." ♦ 

Pentonvilie.— " Vernon." April 5. Institution of 
Juvenile Temple by Bro. Cover, D.S.J.T., Bro. Griffiths 
Sister Weekes, P.D. V,T., and Sister Russell, with a good 
number of the Sparkimg Dewdrops. There were 13 
juvenile members initiated, and six honorary members. 
Sister Shakespeare, W.D.V.T., is superintendent, and 
Sister Collins is the assistant-superintendent. The adult 
Lodge then began its busmesa at 8.30. Communi- 
cation read announcing the special session of D L 
SisterWeekes. P.D. V.T.,Bro.Gibson, P.D.C.T.. and bVo" 
Cover, D.S.J.T., were officially received. The pro- 
gramme was reciting competition for brothers and 
sisters of this Lodge only. There was only two ready 

l^ \ they have travelled.— March 2.^ Veget; 

Sister Boniface; attack, several members taking part ; 
being eo interesting it was carried on till a late hour. 
-March 30, Visitj from Hearts Content Lodge, who 


Islington.-" Henry Ansell." March 27. Room full ; 
visit from Morning Star, who gave an excellent enter- 
tainment.- A.pril 3. Crowded session; one initiated 
and one proposed. Bro. Bartlett, D.L.Rep., brought up 
report which was adopted. A long discussion took 
place on the question of dividing Middlesex into two 
Districts, the final result being that the Lodge resolved 
to leave the matter with their representatives to use their 
discretion in the matter, Bro. Tysoe, of Luton, and 
other visitors spoke words of cheer. The Lodge Deputy 
reported that all arrangements were complete for the 
large aggregate meeting. A resolution was unani- 
mously carried, congratulating Bro. Henry Ansell. L,D., 
on his election as overseer for the parish of Islington. 
Bro. Ansell suitably replied. Watchwords sold, 

St, John's Wood.— "St. John's United." April 3. 
Visit of W.D.Co.. Bro. W. Sutherland. Lodge-room 
very attractive. Paper written by Bro. Carter was read 
by Bro D. J. Hammant on "Faith Healing." Discus 
sion followed, those taking parr being Bros. Andrews 
Godfrey, Sutherland, and others* Words of cheer and 
advise were given by W.D.Co. 
Chelsea.- "Queen's Messenger,'* April 2. Two c.c. 



April 12, 188fl. 

deposited. Paper by Bro. ShephercT, E.S., entitled. 
* ' remperanco— Wh:it it has Done and What it is Doin?. " 
WeJ! discussed by Brns. T. Turiiey, Looker, and T. 
Underwood. Rister A. Semba preaenteda report of the 
Juvenile Conference, whicli was adopted. Kvening 
closed with songs by Brra. Looker, West, and Williaras. 
Recitation by Bro. West. A moat pleasant eession. 
Watchwords on sale. 

Mai-ylebone.—*' John Clifford." Aj ril 2. llsaolved 
that the D.L. Reps, bo instructed to vote ajfainab the 
division of the District. Programme for the night being 
& paper by Bro. D. J. Hamuiant, the subject, '* Who are 
the ten lost tribes of tlie House of Israel ?" which was 
well rendered, Bros. Williams, Jones, White, West, 
and Sisters West, Woolgar, Chirgwia and others taking 
part in the discuesirn. 

Brixton.—*' Gresham." March 25. Speech by Br.i 
Nich(Tll3, of Hopa of Stockivell Lodge. Digest of busi 
ness for special D.L. session read. Songs, reading, and 
a recitation.— April 1. Committee for annual excursion 
appointed. Greetings nxchanged with Tlarringay Lodge, 
Capital programme. Watciiwokos on ealo. 


Thtjro.— " Truro Guidinp Star." ^larch 30. Visitors 
Bro. SoIIard, Glasgow, and Bro. Cummings, of Hodbury. 
Bro. Hoi R read a letter fiora thesecretarv oftha Free 
Public Library, allowini? a copy of the Watohworp to 
be placed on the table of that inntitution waekly. Bros. 
Still, Polsue, Tucker, Farr, Metthew-*, and Mole were 
appointed a committee to consider the advisability or 
othorwi-e of holding & monster demonstration in 
conjunction with the other Temperance bodies of the 
ciby. Devotional evening conducted by Bro. Parr, 
W.D.Chaplam, and Bro. Hole. Scripture lesson, Bro. 
Griffith ; prayers by Bros. Sutton, Polsue, and Parr. 

Manohkstkr.— " National Union." March 4. The 
W.C.T. being responsible provided coffee and buns; 
one hi itiated.— March 14. Open session, Bro. Hughes, 
W.C.T., in the chair; speakers, Bros. Bateman, Turner, 
and Bro. Ge'»rge Johnson ; good attendance.— March 16. 
Visit to the Hops of Reddish, when about 30 enjoyed the 
trip.— March 18. Pound night, a goodly number of 
parcels were brought; 10 initiated.— March 23. Visit to 
the Peter S pence. —March 25. Teapar^y, which is always 
enjoyed.— April 1. Visit from the City Lodge which 
officered ami entertained, ttio following taking p.-^rt : 
Sister TnustaU Bros. Boys, Ursel, Bro. Walker, about 
60 attended; three initfated,— April 2, Vi,sit to the 
Loyal Robert Withworth Lod^e refreshments provided ; 
songs, Ac, by Sister Parfitt, Bros. Blond, Burns, 
Roberts, and Parfitt ; Lodge woi'king well and prospering. 

Newark. — "Good Samaritan." Blarch 2"), A public 
estertainment anA coIFee supper. A capital programme 
was arranged by the comniittee which cousrsted of instrn- 
ment^il trios by the Tnrnball family ; readings and reci- 
tations by Messrs. Paylmg. Fitzackerly, and Eros. 
Tomlin&on, Littler ; and songs by Messrs. Ilerrod and 
Tomlinson and Bro. T. H. Mnrtimer, of Cheltenham. 
The W.G.T., Bro. Payne, presided and gave an instruc- 
tive address ; a very ijleaaant and enjoyable evening was 

Norwich.—*' City of Norwich." March 21. Lodge 
met at 7.30 to initiate, when four candidates were 
admitted, amongst whom were Rev. J. J. Northam and 
Councillor George Green ; public meeting at 8 o'clock ; 
Bro. George Grpen presided, and a capital address was 
given by Bro. Rev. J. J. Northam.mterspersedby songs, 
solos, part song, recitations.&c; Lodge-room full ; several 
names given in for initiation ; Sister Coleman pianist. — 
March .SI. Bro. F. Coleman, W.C.T., presiding ; seven 
were initiated, making 30 in throe weeks; three good 
papers were given by Sister Clare, Bros. Herring and 
Bruce ; very good attendance and enjoyable session. 

MiDDLRSBao'. — " Cyras.** March 29. Entertainment 
and fruit bonquet. Samuel Lisbgow, Esq., in the chair, 
supported by Bro. R. Skeltou, D.C.T. There was a very 
large attendance, and a splendid programme rendered, 
consisting of songa, ^Tees, duets, &c. Addresses were 
delivered by theD.C.T., Bro. Taylor, V.D., and others. 
The entertainment was got up, and the proceeds will be 
handed over t<t a brother and sister belonging, who both 
have been ill and out of work for several months past. 

Glossop.— " Hope of Glossop." March 20. Very 
good session ; numerous attendance. After the business 
of the Lodge was transacted, the brothers entertained 
with a fruit banquet, wliich was very much enjoyed. 
The remainder of tlie session was enlivened by songs and 
recitations by the brothers and sisters, Bro, Peter 
Skelton, W.S. 

KiNGSTON-FPON'-Hi'LL.— "Kingston-upon-HulI." The 
correspondent reports that the membership of this Lodge 
reacfaps 290, and that during the past two quarters .^0 
new members have been initiated, and 15 others are pro- 
posed for initiation. Five of our brothers have been for 
sometime ice-bound in the s.s. Cato, out in the Baltic 
Sea. These arrived save in Hull after much anxiety, 
and attended the Lodge on Thursday last, and were 
received with a strong demonstration of thankfulness for 
their deliverance. 

DevonporT. — "James Tearc." March 29. Avery 
pleasant session. Sister Carter, W.C.T. Song, Bro. 
Burt ; recitation, Ero. Taylor. Carter, D.E.S., 
presided during the nomination of candidates for V.D/a 
for No. 2 Sub-District. Bro. Burt wa.s recommended. 

Drvonport.— "Star of Morice Town." March 31. 
A grand muster. Songs by Bros. Christy. Sh.-xv/, Rowley, 
Sisters Ricketts and Trayse; readings, Bros. Purkes and 
Rich. Resolved to invite the Naval Star of Peace Lodge 
Letter L to our next sessirm. 

PLT>roirrn.— "Henry Wheeler." Maroh ."^O. Visit of 
James Teare Lodge. Ijro. Taylor H.D., presiding. A 
very pleasent session. Song by Bro. Burt, reoit:i.tit'u by 
Bro. Taylor, readujg by Sister Taylor. 

Devoxfout.— "Worktiian'o Rest." April 8, A nice 
meeting. Bro. Fish, W.C.T. Tea coojmittee rj?ported. 
a profit upon the tea of £1 10s. Td,, reports adopted 

The W.S, reported, Bro. Burt was recommended a_ 
V.D. Gnod of the Order sustained by songs by Bros' 
Launce, Lee; reading, Bro. l^arkee, recitation, and Bro. 
Keely. One initiated. One on c.c. 

Plymouth.— "Plymouth." March 29. Annual tea 
and entertainment. About GO partook of tea, after 
which a programme of songs, duets, readings, recitations, 
and musical selections was given by the following :— 
Sisters H. James, Mitchell, Allen, Mttchelmore, jun,, 
and L. James, Bros, Mitchelmore, jun., James, Rey- 
nolds, Shillabeer, Geach, and Master Jeffery. Bro. T.H. 
Hamley. D,O.T., presided. 

GBEKN-sTnEET.— '^Co'Opprative," March 24. Public 
meetting by Father Matthew Lodge, in which 
Bros. Goodwin, Dodd, Fuller, Cheeseman, Sisters 
Monk, Goodwin, and othoi-s, took part.— March 
31, Degteo Temple conferred Second Degree on 
five membOTS, and Third Degree on one. Bro. 
Leeds, a recitation ; Bro. ThomiJsett, a sung ; Bro. 
Jeffries, a speech. 

GuiLDPOiU),- "Reeeup." Aprils. Open session every 
week ; Good T.*mplar Choir, under conductorship of Bro. 
Cole, entertained m a very able mannfr. Bro. H. J. 
Gill gave an address, as did also Bro, T. R. Stevens; 
twn admitted on o.o. 

Mancresteh.— "Good Samaritan.*' March 23, Public 
lecture by Mr, W. Simpson on "The action of alcohol 
on the nervous system"; very interesting and instructive ; 
good attendance ; Bro. John B. Mu^ik, D.E.S., presideJ. 
— March 2v~j Over 30 members visited and entertained 
the Heusham Lodge, Oidham ; very pleasant onting. 
March 30, Good of the Oi-der Committee provid 
varied entertainment and distributed fruit among me 
hers and visitors. On recommendation of special committee 
appointed to consider the matter, resolved not to favoui 
the Provident Fund scheme ; two initiated. 

Gmi-DFOKn.— "Guildford." April 2. Committee ap- 
pointed for Good Friday open session; song, Bro. Patrick 
readings, Bros. Booth and Patrick, Bro. H. J. Gill, 
V,D,,D.E.3., gave a good speech on "One of the Chief 
Causes of the Depression of Trade;" good attendance; one 

Hadfield.- " John Sargeant." March 31. Social 
evening; songs by Bros. Booth, Wood, and Robertson, 
and Sister Bostock ; pianoforte solo. Mr. Bennett ; duet 
Sisters Williams and Groves ; reading, Bro. Williams ; 
duet. Sisters Bostock and Newsome. — April 4. Members 
from Glosaop Lodges joined the above Lodge, walking in 
procession to the P.M. Chapel, Waterside, to hear a 
Good Templar sermon preached by Bro. the Rev, W. 
Guodman, H.D., subject " Fading Flowers." 

RUGDY. — " Hope of Rugby." April 1. Brothers' night. 
Bro. Johnson presidei ; programme of vocal and 
instrumental music, readings, recitations, and short 
address on "Duty," was carried out by Bros, Bavliss, 
Robina, Hancocks, Letts, Holding, Edmunds, 'and 
Hobley, in a very creditable manner ; a most pleasant 
evening spent ; good attendance ; one old member re- 
admitted ; Lodge flourishing. 

Long Eaton.— "Work and Win." March 31. First 
meeting in large Lodge-room. One initiated, making 
seven since D.L. held few weeks a,i,'o. Bro. E. J. Rowe, 
L.D., olfieiated as W.C.T. A very nice programme of 
songs, readinss, and racitations, was rendered by visitors 
from various Lodges in Nottingham, of whom about 25 
were present. Tho'Lodge possesses a very handsome set of 
Lodge furniture made and presented by several members, 
which was formally handed over by Bro, J. Malins at 

Halstead.— " Hornor." March 25. Bro. A. Abrama, 
W.C.T., read a paper on "Juvenile Templary " ; dis- 
cussion followed, wliich led to the appointment of a 
committee to arrange for the starting of a Temple; 
seven proposed for membership. — April 1. Sisters sur- 
prised brothers by presenting each with a present (plenty 
of fun). Bro. Spence, W.C., of Chelmsford, gavo a brief 
address; one proposed. After the Lodge session, the 
Degree of Fidelity was conferred upon three candidates. 

Lrathkbhrad.— " Perseverance." February 4. Re- 
ports of officers. Election and installation; W.C.T., 
Bro. Hewitt ;W.Sec., Bro. Dcnyer. Two brothers re- 
obligated.— February 11. Degice meeting. D.C.Te 
and V.D. present. Second Degree conferred on five 
si3ters,and Third Degree conferred on two. Freewill offer- 
ing box opened, which contained 83. OJjd.- February 18. 
L.D. read the official notices from the G. W.C.T., also 
the Good Templars'. Provident Fund prospectus. Pro- 
gramme beine drill for new officers, was duly carried out. 
—February 25. One candidate proposed. The odes were 
practised.— March 4. Greetings exchanged with Guild- 
ford and Rescue Lodges per Bro. Denyer. D.L.R., report 
read and adopted. Sewing bee for brothers caused much 
fun.— March 11. Several soloa and duets were very admir- 
ably rendered; very enjoyable session. —March 25. Enter- 
tamment by the Juvenile Temple ; Bro. Denyer spoke 
a few words on the Order. The Lodge then reassembled 
for business, and Bro. Denyer initiated one candidate, 
and admitted Sister Denyer on c.c— April 2. Sister 
Denyer elected as Chaplain, and Bro, Pollard as Mar- 
.shal : resolved to adopt the Captain's roll cards for 
visiting the abeentees. Programme for the evening ; 
essay on "Alcohol in Home-made Wines," &c., by Bro. 
Denyer; very interesting ; a short discussion followed. 

BiFtMiNGHAM.- "Nil De^per.indum." April 3. Five 
initiated : fgond attendance. Visit of Bvo. Walter J. 
Glover, D.C.T. Sisters presented the Lodge with a pair 
of handsome vases ; the D.C.T. gave a capital address. 

CnoTDCN.— " Hope of Croydon." March 29. The 
OrovdonPerseverance and the Princess AlexandraLodge, 
of tlie U.O.T.A.S.P. entertained; good attendance ; Bro. 
R'RRs. L.D., presided ; firot-rate jirogramme of songp, 
duets, and readings ; Bro, Horr Cohen gavo an address. 
Refreshments provided for the visitors, and a most enjoy- 
able evemng waa spent ; two initiated. 

Aocrindton.— "Ebenezer." April 1. Three candi- 
dates initiated ; atS.aO p.m. 10 members of the Burnley 
;j>ward, paid a visit; Bro. J. Hargreaves, D.E.S., 
W.O.T., presided. The evening was spent in reading, 
reciting, and singing, with musical accompaniments. 

Bro. H. Bradahaw, W.F.S., presiding at the harmonium; 
a plentiful supply of coffee and currant cake was handed 
round to all present ; five proposed for membership, 

Spalding.—" Hand in Hand." April 1. First-class 
entertainment by members and friends, which resulted 
iu good balance for funds. Songs were given by Mrs, 
Greenham, Miss Stayles, Mr. Stensoo. Mrs, Moore, Mr. 
J. V. White, Miss G. Cook, and Master C. M. White ; 
readings by Mr. G. E. White, Mr, J, H, White, and 
Mr. J. V. White, and Miss Staples ; and a recitation by 
Mr. Crabtree ; whilst there were also duets by Misses 
Crabtree and G. Cook, Messrs. J, W. and G. E. White, 
and an amusing reading by Mr. Muore. Bro. G. Hopper 
chairman, and large attendance. 

Smkihwick. — "Hope of Sraethwick," Match 22. Malfl 
pound night was the programme, resulting in the sum of 
23. ti.'id. being added to the Lodge fuuds. Bro. A. 
liowley, P.D.C.T.. of Walsall, presided, and afberwrwds 
read an essay on " Influence," which was well received. 
Small attendance; the Lodge progressing quietly since 
being restarted. Arranged to entertain Blue Ribbon 
me'^ingat West Bromwich. 

MANCffHSTEB.— " Ardwick Hnppy Home." March 31, 
Visit of the Hemes r-f Bradford Lodge, which was well 
represented. Bro. Lightfoot read a letter from Bro. E. 
A. Heaven, of the EmprcM Lodge, Jhansi, sending 
greetings. A very enj-jyable evening was spent. 
Refreshments eerved. 

MANCHE315H.—" Loyal Robert Whitworth." April 2. 
Visit of the National Union Lodge who entertained. 
Refreshments provided. 

Leicds.— " Nil Desperandum." One initiated. Visit 
of Friendly Aid Lodge, whn rendered a good programme 
in an efficient and pleasing style. C.C. granted to Sister 
P(.arr:on {who has left Leeds), with a vote of thanks for 
past services, and an expreesion of regret at losing her as 
one of our members. 

Hakwich.—" Rising Hope." Aprill. A very suc- 
cessful meeting; about (H sat down to a good tea provided 
by the manager of the Temperance Restaurant. After 
the tables were cleared a public meeting was held, pre- 
sided over by Lieutenant S. S. Lowry, R.N., of H.M.S. 
Penelope, supported by Bros, Jamea Mann, E. C. 
Symona, and others, when a successful programme was 
gone through very creditably. The Lodge opened after- 
wards, and nine candidates wcT-e initiated and four otherB 
for next week. Twenty-six initiated this quarter, 

ErsoM.— "Epsom Home Circle." March 29. Lodge 
held a public meeting in the Town Mission Room. 
Mr. O, Palmer presided, and Bro. C. Finhorn, D.CT., 
gave an address. The Lodge has been in a week condi- 
tion for some time, but it is hoped that the success of the 
meeting will do much to strengthen it. 

Manchester.- "Tower of Refuge," March 30. Bro. 
Cochrane, W.C.T., presided. Two readmitted. Four 
candidates proposed. Fifty-one members enrolled this 
quarter. Visit of Hope of St. Bartholomew, Bro. Sherrat 
prisided ; an excellent programme ; readings and songs by 
Sisters Swindells, Hamly, Hillier, Smith; Bros, Hamly, 
Sherrat, and Hughes Speech on Temperance and Good 
Templary, by Bro.. Rev. Bayley 

NoTiiNOHAJ..— "Roseof Radford." March 6. Open 
Lodge at 8.30. Essay on " Drink," and prizes. First 
prize was awarded to Mr. E. Kealey ; second to Mr. 
Milner.— March 13, Roses and Rosebud, being a 
visit of the Lodge to the Rosebud. The Temple w« 
opened in the usual way at 6,30; at 7 the Roses were 
received and entertained. A pleasant evening was spent. 
-March 20. A very good session. Discussion on Tern- 
peraoce work, and the best way to get at the outside 
public. At 8.30 the [meeting was thrown open to tb^ 
public, when a lecture on "Love, Courtship, and 
Marriage," was given by Bro. Datton. 

BiRMiNGLTAM— "Mount Pleasant." March 30. Bro. 
Albert Wright, W.C.T., presiding; general sarprise 
night ; a very enjoyable evening was spent; coffee, cakes, 
and fruit was handed round, while brothers and sisters 
sang and recited. Bro. John Powell, L.E.S., proposed a 
resolution in re Henry William?. 

Dunstable.—" Alameda." March 30. Resolved that 
we have a public meeting during April, Decided to form 
a cricket club. Good attendance. 

Mari^atk, — "Perseverance." March 19. Officered and 
entertained by members of Walmer Castle, Richboro' 
Castle, True Unity, and Goodwin Light Lodges. Bro. 
Millen, V.D., presided. Five initiated and two admitted 
on c.c. A capital programme was then gone through by 
the visitors ; songs by Sisters Dugwell and Marsh ; a few 
pleasant remarks and a recitation by Sister Hull ; Bro. 
Wbitmore, L.D., also spoke. — March 2G. No refusal, or 
fine Id., which caused much amusement ; three proposed. 
— April 2. Officered and entertained by Snug Harbour 
Lodge, Bro. Lambert, V.C.T. ; a cnffee supper was pro- 
vided, which was very heartily enjoyed by everyone 
present. [Please write only on one side of the paper.] 

Yarmouth (I. W.).—" Star in the West. Sacred songs 
and solos and readings. Sister Fryer accompanying on 
the American organ. Second Degree conferred upon 
three applicants by Bro. R. Adams, L.D. Freshwater, 

Eni'IBLD — " Star of Peace." April 5. Bro. Dr. 
Ridge's night ; who, in a very harmonious maimer, 
entertained the Lodge with readings— Temperance, 
humorous, pathetic, and sensational, A most enjoyable 
evening was spent. One initiated. Eighteen Watch- 
words sold weekly. 

Stockport. — '* Gleaner," April 5. One initinted. 
Bro. Haworth, W.C.T., read an able paper— ** Total 
Abstinence v. Moderation." It was spoken upon by Bros, 
E. Hudson, S. M. Walford, W. D. Gaukrogers. and 
others. A large attendance. 

Newcastle.—" New Paudon Mission." Quite a nov«l 
feature was introduced, viz., a bird show, under the 
management of Bto. W, Barber, P.D.E.S. A number of 
valuable birds of various kinds were exhibited, and at- 
tracted much attention. Two prizes were distributed by 
Bro. J. T. Oliver, L.D ; the first to Bro. Day, and tha 
second to Bro. Dunn. The atti-action of the proceedings 
much increased by the presence of a number of 
flowers from the garden of Mr. W. R, Armstrong 

April 12, 1886. 



Benwell, kindly lent for the pvening. Amongst those 
present were Ero. Andrew Robinson. D.C.T. Nor- 
thumberland, and Bro. W. Bailey, D.3.J.T. 

MANCHESTRit.—*' Pioneer." March 8. Officered by 
No. 3 Convention ; Boncs, readinge, and addresses by 
8iBter» Myott, C.V.T., >1. E. Jones, C.C., Bros. Pirfitt, 
CO.T..and Ooodwin, C.S. One initiated.— March 15. 
C"'ff(*e iupper, much enjoyed. — March 22— Officered and 
ent**itainetl by Loyal R.Whitworth; eong't.ducts.readinKs 
by Sisters Parkea and Parfitt, and Bros. Cook, Mitchell, 
■ndPftrfitt. Bro, Burns narrated how he came to join 
our Order throu(?h findinff a scrap of the "List of 
Lf»dReB" from the Watchword. Pleasant session.— 
March 2!».— Surprise visit from the Tower of Kefuge, 
over 25 cf their membera beinf? present ; Bones, readmgs, 
tc, by Sisters Harroo. Cochrane, and Nellie Gtbbona, 
$nd Ero?, Dorset and Parker, and address by Bro, W. 
GibboDt W.D.Treaa. Arrangements complete for cele- 
brating our loth anniversary party. — Ai-n! "i. Invitation 
lea to all old members. 

LRiCESTnt.— "Excelsior." April 6. Pound night; 
reports of absentee visiting committee, after which the 
Lodge was thrown open to the public and the pounds of 
various kinds were handed round to members and 
TisitorH, and a short entertainment was then criven. An 
album was presented to Bro. Buswell, L D., on his 
leaving the town to take up his residence at Wells, 
Somerset. Bro. Buswell, who has been a hard working 
member, will be missed. Lodge sesaion at close, when 
one was initiated and two pi-oposed. 



CoLCiiESTKR.— *' Stronghold of Friendship." March 10. 
t^estion night, principally on Parliamentary practice, 
afforded much instruction. — March 17. Irish night 
under Sic^ter Jones. D.V.T., and Bros. Cooley and 
McCuIlum. An excellent programme of sungs. read- 
ingfl, and recitations. — March 24. A programme of 
exclusive Temperance soncs, readings, &c. Well con- 
ducted by Bro. Koherts, W.C. 

C-nrxriE^^TRit.— "Bedford-s hire Pirst " Murch 11. A 
lively debate on smoking. In favour, Broj. Kawl, Buck- 
mm, and Uumnhreys Against, Bros. Jones, D.C.T., and 
Shrive3, D.Co.' Division was a-ljnurned. -March 18 
Irish night, under Sister Jones, D.V.T.— March 25. 
Visit of membeni of Cambridge University Lodge. 
Greeting- exchanced. 

WiNCHFsTKR— "Garrison Sn-fecruard." April 3. Bro. 
Colour Sergeant Harrison, W.C.T., presided. Three ini- 
tiated and one admitted on c.c. Pro;;ranime : Pound 
night, a plentiful supply of cakes.fruit. sweats, tfec. for all 
present: songs by Bros. Corporal GinnjLnvell, Busby, and 
Sister Light. An invitation received from the Itchen 
Valle.v Lodge was accepted. The W.C.T. cpoke on the 
committee's work on the proposed new Juvenile Temple, 
and a very bright future seems to bo dawning for this 
object. A very pleasant evening ; Watchwords sold ; 
Lodge increasing. 

dialoffuee, and solo?, A most enjoyable even 
3. Entertained Stratford Enterprise Lndge from 7.4o to 
9.15 ; recitations, dialogues, and solos. Bro. T. S. Turner 
gave a short address on the working of the Temple, and 
urged the members to help iu the work. On leaving the 
children were presented with an orange and cake each. 
Shop.editch.— " Hand of Friendship." March 2G. 
Entertainment at the Blue Ribbon Mission, Old-stroot ; 
as a result Bflverat pledges were taken. — March 30. Initi- 
ations and singing ; Bro. Suckling gave a capital address, 
being listene'l to with great attention. 

Hacknet. — " Hackney Mission." March 30. Pleasant 
session ; good attendance ; one initiated and seven old 
members received back. — Visited by Bro. Fi&k, G.L X,; 
Bro. Hanlon.C.S., and Sister Smith. W.V.T..tho two 
latter being received a^ honorary niembers. Addresses 
were given interspersed witli recitations, odes and solos 
by the juvenile members : and all spent a pleasant time. 
Go-^PORT.— On March It) a Temple was instituted in 
ci'nnection with the Forton Star of Hope Lodge at 
Forton, ueur Gosport, in the Primitive Methodist School- 
room, Bro. Edmund Dyer, D.S.J.T., assisted by other 
friends instituted the same. Seventeen juveniles and 
nine adults were duly initiated, the samo having been 
regaled with a substantial tea by Bro. Webber and Sister 
Atrill prior to opening. The proceedings were of a very 
encouraging nature. As some difficulty was mani feinted 
sometime since in starting a Juvenile branch in this 
locality, the Temple w.-ts named the Rising Star of 
Forton, and prospects are of such a nature as to indicate 
that it will indeed prove true to its name. There were 
many visitors present from Portsmouth and Gosport. 
Bro. Dyer gave on address. Bro. Webber, the S. J.T. of 
' e new Temple, returned thanks to all who had hel)ipd. 

RATCLiFf.— "Hope of Ratcliff.^' March 31. Three 
initiated. An interesting blackboard lesson, "Our 
House," by Bro. W. Bartlett. Thirty-five present. 

Stokkhoi'Se (Plymouth).— "Hope of Sfconehouse," 
March 30. Visit to the Stonehouse Lod^e. Some excellent 

tations and songs were given. Ttie 
afterwards of a very good tea, which 


Kapnorsuirr District Lodgi;.— Hundred House. 
April 2. The Lodge was opened at 3 p.m., by Ero. D. 
Charles Davies, D.C.T., who was supported by nearly all 
the other district officers, and a very fair representation 
of the Lodges, considering the difficulty of access to the 
place of meeting. The reportof the D.C.T., was of an 
ODCouraging nature, it appearing that all the Lodges 
were inagooJ working condition, and that, in a^ldition 
to an increase to February 1, there was a probability of 
•till a greater increase during tho current quarter, 
one Lodge (Union, Penybont) having initiated about 
30 ,'new members during the last two months. Bro. 
A. Boulter, W.D.S., reported a total membership m 
the nine Lodges on February Ist of 322, bein^ an incrense 
of 30 on the quarter. The D.S.G.T. (Bro. W. 
Thomas) stated he had recently restarted a Juvenile 
Temple at Rhayader, and his report shewed a gain "f 
51 on the term. These reports were all adopted with 
unanimity, and other business was d-»It with. It was 
decided to hold i\\s next session at Erwood in June, and 
Bro. Cmncillor Beavan (District Superintendent 
U.K. A.), who was heartily welcomed as a visitor, de- 
livered an encouraging address. Subsequently 
g public tea was provided in the schoolroom, 
and in the evening a well-attended public meeting 
took place in the Franksbridge Chapel, Bro. J. LI. 
Jones, P.D.Cuun., presiding, and addresses were 
delivered by Bros. Rev. T. D. Jones, Franksbridge ; D. 
Charles Davies, D.C.T.. Dandrindod Welis ; and Coun- 
cillor Beavan, of Cardiif. Some very good singing was 
rendered by the choir. In course of the meeting th< 
D.C.T. presented a silver badge of the Order to Bro. T, 
Davies, L.D., for proposing the largest number of can- 
didates for membership into the local Lodge during the 
past half-year. 

Manchester.—" City cf Manchester." March 11. 
Usual fortnightly session. After business, &c.. enjoyable 
coffee supper.- March 25. Second Degree conferred upon 
two. Two shillings and sixpence voted to Negro Mission 
Fund. Tit-bits from the Watchword by Bros, Gibbon, 
E. K. George, J. S. Gavin, &c. Temple now in ( 
working oraor. 


TnuRO.— "Hope of Truro." April!. Macric lantern 
entertainment by Bro. W. G. PnUue. Views local, 
Scriptural, comical, and others, illustrative of the awful 
effects of drink, were exhibited, the whole forming a 
most enjoyable and instructive programme. Members 
iveaent 87. 

Sjbatfo3D, E.— "Sunshine." March 25. Entertained 
Cobden Lodge from 7>30 to 9 o'clock witii recitationsf 

Temples, and a good number of membsrs. The S. D.C.T. 
presided, and gave a speech 'on the Symbols of the Order, 
which Wis followed by Bro. Tynon, V.D. Bro. A. Isher- 
wood also gave an address on minion work.and intimated 
that the Executive had decided to hold a Good Templars 
raissiooin the neighbourhood, and earnestly appealed 
for assistance. After a few other minor questions had 
bt;en discussed and one member initiated the meeting ter- 

S. E. LASCAsnrRE.— A special eea^ion of iS>o. 4 
Convention (Salford) was held at the Hope o! 
Salford Lodge-room on April 2, Bro. John Haudloy, 
C-C.T., pre.siding. Bro. J. G. Toltcn, p.C.T., was 
introduced with honours, and presided during the re- 
mainder of tho sessirn. It was then unanimously re- 
solved that " the resignations of the Convention officers 
be tendered and acc?pte3, and that Convention amalja- 
raate with the Degree Temple about to be formed." Nine 
bi others and sisters then signed the roll, and the Templ« 
was named "No. 4 Convention Degree Temple," Bro. 
F. D. Sherratt, V.S.J.T.. &c., was recommended na 
Temple Deputy, and the following officers were in?tal!ed 
by Bro. Tolton:-D. T.. Bro. J. Hfttidley; D.V.T., 
Sister Sherratt ; D. Sec. Bro. R. Bowers, jun. : D.F.S., 
Bro. A. Austin; D.Tr., Bro. T. Goodier ; D.Ch.. Sister 
F. Handley ; D.M., Bro. H. O'Neill ; D.G., Bro. Irving; 
P.D.T., Bro. J. C. Stokoe. Eroo. Sherratt, Stokoe. and 
D. Gavin were appointed a Committee on Byolawg. 
Place of next meeting and future action with regard to ' 
Lodges not affiliated with the Temple left to the Execu- 



Bro. E. Dolman, Sergeant R.TM.A.. L.D, of 2iid 

United Service Lodge, H.M S. Canada, writes as follows: 
—"The transfer of this Lodge tn the Naval Distrieb has 
given great satisfaction, and although our position pre* 
vious to the transfer was not clearly defined, we had no* 
oers partook I slacked up our reins, but availed ourselves of every 
orovided for j opportunity of holding ms'etingti on shore. Whilst '- 

them by the members' of the L'ndgf. The committee then i have been cruising with tho 
dintribufed prizes to some, and a few encouraging words had representatives of all 
to all. The best prize was sent by a publican of the \ therefore been able to c 
neighbourhood for one of the children. A very pleasant ; each other. I am inclined 
evening was spent. i we are all working unde: 


Jjodge.^ present, and 
un^et and encourage 
to think that now 
District that wo shall 
AccRiNGTON.— " Hope of Accrington." April 1. The have mure uni*y and co-operation one with theotlrer, and 
Temple was instituted this evening by Bro. F. Ayton, therefore bo able to add more f -rce to our work. We 
D.S.J.T. and will be atfi iatei with the Ebenezer have several ships leaving the cUtion now fur home, who 
Lodge, Tnonty-fiis younr folks present, and fix adults, have Lodges on boar !, but we hope to see their chartera 
Officers duly installed. A plentiful supply of coffee and turn-d over to their successors. T' "" " •»«»-- 

currant cake was supplied to them, ns well a-? biscuits to see this done in all 
and sweets. The evening was spent, closing at 9 o'clock, hope that by united efforts 
in singing, reciting, &c. Two prizes were given. Bro. future may give a good 
Pfr.inihall, Accrington Ebenez-^r, promised to present Good Templary. We have 
ihv'; dxy lujiith, tor tn b.-s!; e;ta'.ioa, a 2s. Od. successful public meetings at Jaw 

received great support fro 

Birmingham.— "Nil Despemndam. April 3. Twi 
candidates initiated. Songs, recitations and dialogue! 
by members. Good meeting. 

:ecutiv6 would likd 
c«.?t's, and we do 
that tho station in 
account of itself iu 
held several very 
aica and BaTbadoes,ana 
the local brethren, and I 


cannot speak too highly of the conduct and earnestness 
of the coloured brethren. It would do some of our home 
Lodges good to see how they conduct their meetings. 
1 We have received a great addition to our strength in the 
I ship by the appointment of Bro. W. Capper, gunner who 
i was one of che first to introduce the Order in these 
. , , ' islands, and therefore knows many of the people. Public 
A -t Q J a- * meetings were held at Bermuda, where we stimulated 
« o"L;'ii'„.«'™ and helped the work. We also started Sunday evening 
meetings on the Blue Ribbon Army lines in the Teraplara 
Hall, the dockynrd Chaplain heartily co-operating with 
. On our leaving, this work was left in the hands of 
will render a good 
Bermuda we went to 
Port Royal, Jamaica, but owing to the yellow fever 
being prevalent, we did not see much erf 
the brethren on shore. But Bro. C ipper waa 
successful in hunting up some of his old friends, 
who in early days were Good Templars and bore tho- 
heat and burden of the fray, and are still earnest worker* 
in the good cause. From there we went toPort Antonia^ 
where a hearty welcome awaited u;*. A monster meeting 
held iu the Court House presided over by ths Rev. 
hich Bros. Cotrrell and Capper gave 
s, the entertainment being provided by 
tne Templars from^the ships. Three Lodge sessions 
were held in the same place, and several pledges 
taken ; a Temperance sermon was afso preached 
by Bro. Capper, in tho Wosleyan Church. 
From there we proceeded with pleasant recollections to 
Barbadoos, and we had a ri^ht royal reception from 
Bro. Joseph Woune and his family charter members of 
tho Star of Hope Lodge, who, during our stay gave his 
house for a sailor's home. Here we had a tea and public 
entertainment in the Bethel School-room, presided over 
by the Rev. J. H. Daniel, editor of the Wealoyaa 
JVutckman : several pledges were taken. A blue 
ribbon meeting was next held in Green Park- 
lane School. Addresses given. Thirty-five pledges 
wore taken, all coloured people, whil-tt at Trinidad and 
St. Vincent, we also held meetings, and an open ses- 
sion, the native brethren, admitting that we were giving 
them a good lift in their work ; but, I am sorry to say, 
that on this island (St. Lucia), there are no Good 
Templars, most of the people being French, so we must 
bfl content to wait till we get to Antigua, were soma 
flourishing Lodges are located, thence we goim Jamaica, 
to Bermuda from wliich plice I shall again write.— 
W. Davey, W.D.S. (Naval) 34, Skinner-street, New 


South Stafford.— A meeting of the Council 
in the Wesleyan School, BrownhiT 
li. E. Young, D.S.J.T., presided, 
not up to the average, but some good wor 
It waa resolved that the Council spend £2 

the .Tuvenile Examination, and tliat distribution of g__ Ei^jg r n "wl 
same be left in hands of Executive. Bro. A. Rowley, j '.'c?^- "t^^guj 
D.C.Treas.. rf ported a balance in band of £3 10.-. ll.\d, i 55=coiinioi ^.'^ stewarusmp. 
Reports of V.S.J.T. shewed the District to be in a fairly 
prosperous state. Ifc was decided to hold the next Council 
meeting on July 3 at West Bromwich, Bro. Nelson Ball, 
D.CSec, to be asked to give some chemical experiments 
on that occasion, and that Juvenile Temples in tLe 
neighbourhood be invited to attend. 

North Durham.— Annual Fession ; Lockhart's Cocoa 
Room.'*. High-street, Gateshead, April 3. The CouncH 
waa called to order by Bro. J. A. Harrison, P.S.J.T., at ! S. Sutton, at 
3 p m. Tlie report nf the D.S.J.T. was very interesting | earnest add 
and satisfactory. It shewed tliat in «pita of the 
depression in trade great progrPBB had been made in the 
District; 2G Temples were reported to be working with a 
membership of 2,6(J8, beingan increase of one Temple and 
156 members for tho quarter, and an increase for the year 
of (JG2 members. The two largest Temples in the District 
are the Pride of Ayres Quay, with a membership of 392. 
and the John Wesley with 250 members. Both Temples 
meet in the same neighbourhood. The reports of 
the S.J.T.'s and V.S.J.T. 'a shewed that a good 
work was carried on iu every Temple. The Treasurer 
reported a balance in hand of £3 Oj. lOJ. The following 
resolutions were carried unanimously : — That a vote of 
thanks be forwarded toBro. JohuWiison.M.P., forhis sup. 
port and able speech on the Durham Sunday Closing Bill 
in the House of Commons. That a vote of thanks be ten-* 
dered to Bro. Roger Halliday, P.D.S.J.T., for his ener- 
getic services during the past throe years as chief officer. 
That the next Council meeting be held in Durham 
City. The election of officers resulted in the following 
being elected :— D.S.J.T., Ero. J. A. Harrison ; D.C.C., 
Bro. W. Cofttea ; C.V.T., Sister S. Hall ; C.T., Sister A. 
Jamison ; C.S.. Bro. A. Campbell ; C.C. Bro- J. Dykes; 
CM., Bro. J. Edwards; C.A.S., Bro, T. Carter ; CD.M., 
Sister Ourfield : CG., Sister M. Hall; CS., Bro. 
T. Teasdale, Tho D.S.J.T., and CS., were instructed 
to draw up a quarterly visiting plan ; a very successful 
meeting was brought to a close at C.30. There was a veiy 
large attendance of representatives and visitors, 


Bolton and Farnwortii.— A special session was held 
at the Happy Home Lodge in the Primitive Methodist 
School-room, Higher^BridRe-street, Bolton, on March 29. 
There were present Rtrps. from six Lodges and three 

'* When I goes a-shoppiiig,'* said an old lady, " I 
allersasks for what I wants, and if they have it and 
it's cheap and it's suitable, and X feel inclined to 
take it, and it can't be got at any place for less, I 
almost allcrs take it without chaflering all day, as 
most people do." 

Wb beg to call the attention of the readers of this 
paper to Bro, Raine's advertisement, which fl-ili be found 
in these pages.— [Advt.I 


Apbil 12, 1886. 



Visitors to London will find many advantages by staying at thia quiet, clean, home-like and comfortable hotel. Moat central 
or business or pleasure. Near St. Paul"? Cathedral, G.P.O., and all places of interest ; two minuteB' walk from Aldersijate street 
and five from Moorpate-street Metropolitan Kailway Stations; TermiBi of the Great Western, Great Northern, Groat Eastern, 
Midland, L. and N. W,, L. C. and Dover, and iu connection with ALL Railways. Trains, Oars, Busses, every three minuter, to all 
parts of London and Suburbs. Terras— Beds Is. 6tl.,23., 23. 6d. per day, with use of Sitting-rooms. &c. Breakfast or Tea f mm Is. 
Nochareefor attf-ndance. Special inclusive terms to Americans and others desiring it. "VISITORS* GUIDE TO LONDON: 
What to See, and How to See It in a Week." With Sketch Map and Tariff, post free on application to G. T. S. TRAWTEK, 
Proprietor. I.O.G.T., City of London Lodge, best and larirest Lodge in London, is close to the Hotel, which ia patronised by 
lar^e nmnhera of Good Templars and their friends. Established 1859. Hot and Cold Baths. 



Withirt Oto mlDQtes' walk of Great Northern, Midland, London and North Western Statlona. Easily reached from Great Western 

and Great Euteni, by Metropolitan BAilway via Gower-street and King's Cross. Fre<iuent OmnlbuBes from South Saatem, LondOD 

Chatham, and Dover, and South Western Stations. " Comfort with economy." Tariff Card on application. 

Important Notice to Jlbbcrtiscrs. 

We would impress upon Advertisers the facilities 
offered in our columns. The extensive ciiculathionof the 
Watchword— the Official Ortran of the Grand Lodge— 
should commend it aa an cccellent medium for communi- 
cating matters relating not only to Temperance, but to 
businesa generally. The most prominent position in tiie 
paper is given to the announcements of Anniversaries 
Annual or Public Meetings, Lectures, 
Bazaars &c., at the following rates : 

For /"Odo insertion 4s. Od. \ Any space 

one Inch 3 Two insertions at ... Ss. 6d. (more or less 

of J Three ., ., ... 3s. Od. (" at the 

pace (.Four and beyond 29. 6d. j same rate. 

Including a reference to the Event iu th« "Forthcoming 
Events " column. 

We would also direct attention to announcements 
classified under the head of 


Such notices frequently reach us as Neios. We can 
only publish them however, as Advertisements, giving 
them Special Publicity, at very Cheap rates, vi:. : 

So that for the low charge of Cd, a Public Meeting can 
be advertised in all the Lodges, and to the most active 
Temperance Workers in every Town in England, thus 
affording efficient local publicity, and frequently leading 
to the attendance of travellers and others visiting the 
districts. Beyond 24 Words the charge is 3d. for every 
additional six Words. 

April 13 (Tuesday). Pride of Brompton Lodge, 
Britannia Coffee Palace. 178, Brompton-road, S.W. Twelve 
reasons for Two District Lodges in Middlesex will be given 
hy Bro. Samncl InsuU. P.D.C.T. DiscusBioa invited. Bro. 
J. Read, W.C.T., will preside. 

§ituations Mantcb itiib liicant. 

First twenty-four Words Gd. 

Every six Words additional 3d. 

LOCAL SECRETARY Required by a Freehold 
Land Society, having over 7,000 members and 
£80,000 funds ; anyone can make £2 a week and more by 
obtaining members to subscribe 5^, a month. — Mr. Fair, 
38, Finsbury-pavement, E.C. 

WANTED, Situation as Head Gardener ; 
thoroughly experienced in the profession ; married ; 
age 35 ; good references; 3rd Deg. I.O.TI.T. — Address, 
H. HoBSNALL. Aahgate-road, Chesterfield. 

TO Master Painters. —Wanted, situation as 
Paperhanger and Painter ; abstainer. — A. Shotton, 
North-street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. 

25,000 out of the 200,000 








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MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1886. 


Appk.vls for help of one kind and another 
are so numerous that the most generous must 
turn a deaf ear to a very large proportion of 
them, and yet, with the growing grievance of 
" 80 many calls," the cry is, " still they come." 
But we are not now starting upon a new 
begging expedition, nor, indeed, are we about 
to ask anyone's charitable aid. AVe are 
only going to appeal to a somewhat limited and 
exclusive circle, and to invite those gentlemen 
who, whether living in London or occasionally 
coming up to the Jletropolis from the provinces, 
are at ail of the nature called clubbable, to 
become members of the London Central Club. 
We are very sorry we caunot extend our invita- 
tion to ladies. Why clubs should be the 
exclusive resort of only one half of humanity 
we can hardly say, but so it is, and it is doubt- 
less an evidence of the backwardness of our 

The London Central Club, be it known, is a 

ost commodious and well-appointed institution, 
occupying a spacious and massive building of 
six large floors in the very heai-t of the great 
city. It has been in existence about two years, 
and was started with considerable spirit and 
pluck, after the somewhat disastrous failure of 
a similar effort. The cry went forth that 
a good London club could not possibly 
pay without making profits out of the sale of 
drink. The answer was " Then more shame for 
the Temperance community if they do not 
determine to make it pay." Several thousand 
pounds have been expended in fitting and 
furnishuig the London Central Club, and in 
paying the expenses of starting and of waiting 
for an accession of members, and those 
two years have been an anxious and 
arduous time for the founders. But 
at last, by a great effort, and by the munificence 
mainly of a few good Temperance friends who 
arc far too heavily pressed, capital has been 
subscribed to clear oft' all past liabilities, and to 
make a new start for a future, and, we trust, 
a prosperous career. 

We do not appeal, therefore, for gifts. All we 
ask for now is that Temperance friends who are 
able will become members of the club. The sub- 
scription for town members residing within 10 
miles, or having daily business in London, is 
two guineas per annum, payable in half-yearly 
instalments ; while for country members, re- 
siding beyond that distance, the annual sub- 
scription is only half-a-guinea ; and there is no 
entrance fee. The advantages are that members 
have a house of call where they can invite 
friends, make business appointments, obtain 
well-served refreshments at very reasonable 
charges, read the papers and magazines, 
play at billiards, chess, draughts, ifcc., write 
letters, leading articles, or poetry if they like, 
in a quiet writing-room, have a good "wash 
and brush up," and — tell it not — even indulge 
in a quiet smoke in retired quarters. Surely 
this is a good return for so small a subscrip- 

But we press the matter on higher grounds 
than the mere return of value for money. We 
have other clubs to compete with : Political 
clubs, drinking clubs, gambling clubs, aristo- 
cratic class clubs, itc, <tc., whereas this is bona 
fide a Temperance club. Many of its memb«?rs 
are not pledged teetotalers, but they gladly 
join and cheerfully conform to its rules, and 
thus new habits are formed and practical Tem- 
perance teaching prevails. We need hardly 
say how readily money flows in to a party 
political club. Ought not the rich men 
of the Temperance movement to be equally 
ready to support a Temperance club? Such 
a club should be the central meeting point r 
of the leaders of every section of the Tempei« 
ance movement, of their conferences and councils; 
and we have stood by this club from its be- 
ginning tillnow with tliis feeling— thatitwould be 
a disgrace to so great a movement as onrs, 
after once such an effort had been made, and 
temporarily repulsed by the drink interest, if it 
could be said that the Temperance reformers of 
England had not sufficient public spirit and co- 
hesion amongst thera to make such a club an 
established fact and an assured success. 


]Mr. Conydeaee scored a good stroke of 
success on Friday, 2nd inst., the same date that 
was signalised by Sir J. Pease's Curtailment of 
Sunday Liquor-selling. The provisions of Mr. 
Conybeare s Bill were stated in the Watchword 
last week. They prohibit pubUcans from selling 
to children under 13 years of age, prescribing a 
penalty up to 203. for the first ofl'ence, and 40s. 
for subsequent offences. 

The proposal emanated from a committee of ' 
influential Temperance men, of whom Mr. 
W. I Palmer is one of the leading 

April 12, 188S 



spirits, with Mr. George Calvert, acting 
as secretary with his accustomed zeal and 
energy. An influential conference recently 
held at Exeter Hall countenanced the effort, 
after receiving a report of a public-house census 
which had been taken by the members of the 
Tolmers Square Help Myself Society and other 
friends on a Saturday night between the hours of 
9 and 12. It shewed that 48,805 men, 30,784 
women, and 7,019 children entered 200 drink- 
ing houses in three hours. Those 200 houses 
thus enumerated were considered to be fairly 
representative of the 10,000 other licensed pre- 
mises in the Metropolis, and it was estimated 
that in London some 250,000 boys and girls are 
thus becoming habituated to the surroundings 
of the public-house, breathing its vitiated at- 
mosphere, witnessing its awful sights, listening 
to its demoralising talk, and imbibing its 
dangerous drinks. 

The statement of the committee avers that 
the state of London in regaid to this crying 
evil is unhappily not exceptional. A Saturday 
night drinking census of the City of Bristol in 
1881, shewed that in four hours 12,000 chil- 
dren entered 900 drinking houses. And what 
is true of London and Bristol may also be re- 
garded as true of the majority of unpopulous 
cities and towns. 

With such facts and figures before earnest 
Christian men and women, what could they do 
less than urge forward immediate legislation on 
the lines of Mr. Conybeare's bill ? It was 
naturally anticipated that the proposal would 
be met by the old cry of " interference with the 
liberty of the subject," and the committee there- 
fore published precedents for such interference, 
and reminded those who want to carry 
the useful doctrine of liberty to 
the extreme of licentiousness that by Act 
of Parliament no child under 13 years 
can be employed full time in a factory or mine ; 
by Act of Parliament every child under 13 must 
attend school ; and by Act of Parliament no 
child under 12 may pledge at a pawn-shop. 
These regulations suggested how unreasonable 
it would be to hinder legislation designed to 
protect young children from the contamination 
of drinkshops, where all that is precious in child 
nature may be destroyed. 

Along debate ensutd, in which a great deal 
of Tery small talk was indulged in, but in the 
small hours of Saturday morning the second 
reading was adopted by 132 votes for, 115 
against, a majority of 17. We heartily pray 
that this measure may pass through committee 
tinmaimed, and become law in its entirety. 


Sir Joseph Pe.^se's Bill for the curtailment 
of Sunday liquor selling passed its second 
reading on Friday, 2nd inst., in a rather small 
House, there being 101 votes for and 41 
against, giving a majority of GO. Only three 
members are reported to have spoken — Lord 
Oranborne, Mr. Llewellyn, and Sir J. Pease, 
and the announcement of the majority was 
received with laughter and cheers. The 
" swells " were for the most part away dining, 
and were somewhat surprised on returning 
in evening dress towards 10 o'clock to find 
that considerable progress had been made in 
actual legislation. Lord Randolph was par- 
ticularly chagrined, and vented himself in 
characteristic fashion. Lord Cranborne tried to 
make an effective speech against the Bill, com- 
mencing, of course, as opponents usually do, by 
declaring that " the proposal was one with 
which he had a very great deal of sympathy." 
He wanted to put off all Temperance legisla- 
tion till the Government might introduce it 
with the Local Government Bill. And then, 
doubtless, be would do his best to render 
nugatory any really Temperance element that 
might appear. He made one suggestion that 

should not be lost sight of, namely, that a great 
deal of Sunday drunkenness was attributable to 
Saturday night drinking, and this pointed 
rather to a Saturday Night Closing Bill. Very 
good, my Lord Cranborne, we shall look for 
an amendment from you in this direction when 
the Bill reaches committee. He would support 
a Bill for shortening the hours of labour of 
women in public-houses ; but this could be 
attained without closing the houses. Yes, Lord 
Cranborne and his friends would doubtless 
support anything that is not proposed to be 
done in preference to what is in a Bill 
before the House. But Sunday Closing 
would shorten the hours of labour for 
many thousand men, women, and children who 
are not employed in public-houses ; and more 
than this, it would ensure tiiem better results 
for their labour in increased home comfort and 
happiness ; so Lord Cranborne may as well 
come up to the veiy moderate and halting mea- 
sure of Sir J. Pease, and think more of the wel- 
fare of the people and less of the vested interests 
of the brewers and publicans. 

We have said that the measure is moderate 
and halting. We append a statement of the 
proposed changes, prefacing it by shewing 
what are 


The hours during which public-houses are at 
present open on Sunday are as follows : — 

In the metropolitan district — 

From 1 o'clock p.m. to 3 o'clock p.m. From 
G o'clock p.m. to 11 o'clock p.m. 


From 12.30 o'clock p.m. to 2.30 o'clock p.m 
From 6 o'clock p.m. to 10 o'clock p.m. 


are as follows : — 

It is proposed by this Bill to reduce the 
evening hours of opening in the metropolitan 
DISTRICT, so that houses may remain open — • 

From 7 o'clock p.m. until 10 o'clock p.m. 

And in places outside the metropolit.4.n 
DISTRICT, but within the metropolitan police 
district, or a town or populous place as defined 
by the Act of 1874, so that houses may remain 
open — 

From 7 o'clock until 9 o'clock p.m. 

In places outside the metropolitan district,but 
witliin the metropolitan police district or a town 
or populous place, it is proposed to prohibit 
any sale of intoxicating liquor during the hours 
of opening, except the sale of beer, itc, for con- 
sumption off the premises. 

In the country it is proposed that public- 
houses should not be opened at all on Sunday, 
but neither in town nor country is it proposed 
to alter the present law as regards a bond fide 
traveller, or as relates to railway refreshment 

The effect of placing such a measure as this 
in competition with Sir. Stevenson's Bill is to 
suggest that public-house trading on Sundays 
ought to be and is encouraged by Act of Parlia- 

The curtailment provided by this measure 
is in the right direction. It is well to be thank- 
ful for small mercies. Like a billiard- 
marker, or a cricket-scorer. Sir Joseph Pease 
has endeavoured to mark the advance of public 
opinion on the Statute Book, but with great 
respect for his good intentions, we think he has 
scored with a|strong leaning to the publican in' 
tercst, and that he has altogether miscalculated 
and underrated the widespread public desire 
for total closing. It remains for earnest-minded 
reformers to continue their good efibrts, and not 
to rest until the evil traffic is stopped on 
Sundays, as other trades are, and on week-days 
also wherever public opinion demands protec- 
tion from its withering and blighting curse. 

The G.W.C.T. requests us to call the attention 
of all Lodges to his ofiicial notice — re the recom- 
mendation of Lodge Deputies and Lodge IJIectotal 

The remarkable experiences of five Good 
Templar sailors, who were icebound for over a 
fortnight in the Baltic Sea and suffered many 
trials, are narrated in another column, and are well 
worth reading. 

Mr. W. S. Caine, M.P. for Barrovr-in-Fumese, 
will be an acquisition to our forces in Parliament 
we most heartily rejoice to welcome. Both on per- 
sonal grounds and for the sake of our cause, Mr. 
Caine's re-election will afford genuine satisfaction 
to all sections of Temperance Reformers. 

The Bengal Govern.ment are just perpetrating 
an atrocious job by legalising State maiiufactories 
of drunkards. Jt ia done on the plea of reducing 
intemperance, but the Government Distilleries and 
their retail agencies selected with " greater care," 
will be simply a big network of State officialism for 
making the natives drunk and absorbing their hard 
earnings. We print elsewhere the statement of the 
Times correspondent. 

^■Bro. the Rev. H. J. Boyd, D.C.T., secretary of 
the British Temperance League, writes as follows : 
" In your excellent leader of April 5 there is an 
error that should be corrected. The writer says ■ 
' Witness the declaration passed at the late con- 
ference at Sheffield, of the Northern Branch of the 
National Temperance Federation, which resolved 
that " A mere transfer authority from the maigs- 
trates to Town Councils, or to anybody proposed 
to be created under a Local Government Bill,wonId 
rather increase the evil complained of.' Such 
resolution was drawn by the Executive of the 
British Temperance League, and placed before the 
conference; but as there was a difference of opinion, 
and the time for debate having been exhausted, at 
the request of several friends the resolution was 

The Punishment of Profanity is so rare an 
occurrence that it is worth noting as a warning both 
to old and young. A Mr. George Bliss, of 
Beckenhani, was summoned by a neighbour for 
using profane langua.Eje. The proceedings were 
taken under Act 19, George II., c. 21, sec. l.which 
provides a penalty of Is. if the offender be a day 
labourer, common soldier, or common seaman ; 28. 
for every other person below the degree of a 
gentleman ; and 5a. if of or above the degree of a 
gentleman. Mr. Bliss was fined 28. and Is. costs, 
thus having not only to pay the penalty but to 
suffer for the remainder of his days from 
the odium of a judicial decision to the 
effect that he is a person below the 
degree of a gentleman. After this we shall 
certainly do our beat, both as journalists and in- 
dividually, to avoid the use of profane language, 
and hope our all contemporaries will do the same. 
The newspapers reporting the case do not even 
inform us what words constituted the offence, for 
fear, we presume, that they might be similarly 
fined. Had this unfortunate man taken the pledge 
of a Juvenile Templar, who knows but he might 
have attained tlie degree of a gentleman, and his 
bliss might have been complete? 

To the Children's Rescce. — Pressure will 
doubtless be needed to guard asiainst the mutilation 
of Mr. Conybeare's Bill. A great effort will be made 
to prevent its application to children fetching beer 
for their parents. Letters and memorials should be 
sent to members of Parliament urging the support 
of the complete Bill, and asking ; hem to vote 
against any such mutilation in committee. If such 
an exception be made to the Bill, it will open the 
way for wholesale excuse and evasion. The 
publican wUl always assume that parents 
have sent the children. Our M.P.'g 
will not suffer in their vertebral depart- 
ment by the aid of a little gentle and healthy 
stimulus which no one can supply so well as their 
iiwn active constituents. A little quiet, plodding 
work of this kind, writing letters, preparing 
memorials, getting signatures, and such like, may 
do more real good than talking on public platforms, 
and spending no end of energy in points of order 
or personal squabbles. Here, then, is an oppor- 
tunity for doing useful work. Who will rise to the 
occasion ? Every friend of the children should do 
something. If our sisters cannot vote they can 
write ; they can influence others ; they can send 
petitions from children and from children's 
parents. We hope that an earnest effort will be 
made, and that this small but most valuable 
measure will be carried safely through,and speedily 
become the'Jaw of our land. 





The D.C.T. or East Kent, Bro. Weston, issues 
an editiau of " Onward," monthly in Folkestone, 
with several pages of local matter, which lie edits. 

Our SoLDiEE Bbkturen in India had a criolcet 
match on Christmas Day, when the eleven of True 
to the Core Lodge beat those of the Hazel 
Dale Lodge. 

Me. Lewis McIver, M.P. for Torquay, said 
recently : "Excellent as are the purposes of other 
organisations of Temperance, the Good Templars 
are the fighting men !" 

The "Queen's Paek " (London) Cricket Clue, 
I see, is a Good Templar one, and has numerous 
engagements ; several of the opposing teams also 
being Templar elevens. 

NoETU Durham has several Lodges with over 
100 members. They are— 990 (Tow Law) 132 
members ; 2140 (Howden-le-Wear), 120; 131 
(Stockton), 107 ; 3245 (Stockton), IOC. 

The Rev. E. N. Matthews, who planted the 
Order in Belgium, has issued from the Sailors' 
Institute at Sliadwell a shilling work, entitled 
"Belaying Pin Gospel," detailing the brutalities 
practised upon seamen aboard merchant ships. 

In my roKMEE list of loxo SEEVIOE LODfiE 
Devutles I did not hear soon enough of Bro. H. 
Ekins,who has been Lodge Deputy of the Star of St. 
Neots Lodge, Hunts., ever since April, 1S72, and is 
therefore one of the oldest Deputies in England. 

El Tcniplario is the name of the first Spanish 
Temperance periodical ever issued, its first number 
appearing on New Years Day at Monte Video, 
South America, as the organ o£ the Spanish Good 
Templars in the republics of La Plata and 

A Long P>njB.— A visitor to Unite and CoHq«er 
Lodge, No. 419, at Bark Creek, New South 
Wales, says the members travel great distances to 
attend it« sessions. One brother had that evening 
travelled 28 miles on horseback to attend the ordin- 
ary session. 

The Maa'OK or Hythe, in presiding recently at 
a meeting of Good Templars, said, " he considered 
it only a magistrate's duty to take an interest m all 
meetings held for the promotion of the welfare of 
the people over whom he was placed. He also re- 
commended Good Tercplary as being a powerful 
institution for good in the world, and worthy the 
support of all right-tliinking people." 

The Lancashire Coxgregationai Union has 
recently met in Lancaster, where Bro. R- Man- 
Berth's valuable services and those of bister 
Mansergh, jun., in connection with the re- 
ception were duly acknowledged by the confer- 
ence Bro. R. Mansergh has for years been the 
District Secretary for the Congregational Union 
for North Lancashire, of which area he is District 
Chief Templar. 

The BiRMDJonAM School Boaed, on pressure 
from the caucus, has rescinded the resolution ox- 
cludin" intoxicants from the schools, which can, 
therefore, be again intermittently licensed as 
temporary drink shops. As they cannot be 
shamed by their friends I exposed them in a full 
letter to their enemies— the tit. James s l,aset e— 
and which is reprinted in the Alliance News And 
Church of Kngland Temperance Chronicle. Wait 
till the next School Board election ! 

"Oh for a Lotlgc in some vast wilderness," said 
Shakespeare. Bombardier James Hardy, of the 8th 
Brigade Royal Artillery, which has just been re- 
moved from Hong Kong to Ceylon, writes from 
Fort Frederick, Trincomalee, saying :— 

"I was rather taken back a day or two after 
my arrival hero to find a Good Templars 
Lod'/e in a jungle. It was after sunset when 
I sefout to find the Lodge, and after walking some 
time through the jungle I saw a lamp suspended 
from a cocoa-nut tree, its brilliancy illiiminating 
the jungle around, the lamp being marked in glar- 
ina letters with the inscription Unitii Lodge 1.0.(^.1 
I feel that such energy on the part of the pioneers 
who first planted a Lodge in such an isolated spot 
in Ceylon is highly commendable." 

QMsHon.—Is it requisite for the Bible to be draed 
after the business of the Lodge is over, and when 
the programme commences ! 

Atiivxr —No. The Bible should not be closed. 
When the proceedings are unsuited to an open 
Bible, the Lodge itself should be closed. 

The business capacity of the new House of Com- 
mons is surprising to many, formmg as it does a 
marked contrast to some of the proceedings ot the 
late Parliament. A few of the ' ' old fossils which 
have foui-.d their way into the House, protest that 
the pace is altogether too fast, that measures are 
rot properly discussed, and the fact of any BiU 
beinf forwarded a stage during the dinner hour is 
simply monstrous. Such were the complaints made 
on Fi iday April 2, when members etrolled leisurely 
into the House late in the evening and discovered 
that Sir J. Pease's Sunday Closing Bill l"d l«en 
read a second time, that the Durham Bill had 
passed through Committee, several other Bills ad- 
vanced" a stage, and the House in the midst of a 
discussion on Mr. Conybeare's Intoxicating Liquors 
(Sale to Children) Bill. 

AntiL 12, 1886. 

a most encoura,ging account of the work canied on 
by her among the native and white population. 
Our sister says : — 

Wo have either a Band of Hope or Juvenile 
Temple in most towns, but we are very isolated 
our only means of communication being by letter, 
for one society is usually .50 miles from the next. 
I have under my care .about 400 young people, 
white and coloured, whidi are divided into 14 
bands. The work is very uphill owing to the want 
of good superintendents and materials, such as 
books, tracts, and music ; but it amply repays all 
the time and trouble when one considers that the 
young of to-day, rightly trained, will bo valuable 
Temperance workers in the future. The native work 
is most interesting. I have a large band 
of 110 members, we march or sing onc8 
a month ; and also gave au entertainment inter- 
spersed with blackboard lessons from the Chron-^h. 
You should see their bright eager eyes and white 
teeth gleaming when they answer questions cor- 
rectly. I should be so thankful it any of your 
readers, who have spare copies of services of songs, 
tracts, ieaflets, &c., would kindly forward them to 
me They would be most welcome, and would 
help on our work so much. We are really too poor 
to buy new ones." 

Alto-ether the proceedings of the evening were 
eminently satisfactory, not only because of the 
success obtained, but for the diversity ot 
.pinion expressed, as this clearly shewed who are 
friends and who are opponents. The right hon 
member for South Paddington was mdignant at 
the course the House of Commons was taking, 
" harassing individual liberty and laying down 
what the working-classes are to do at every hour of 
the day." The leader of the Opposition declared 
that such a law would be an " intolerable nuisance 
to the working classes." And so the tale went on. 
The glory of England was departing and we were 
fast degenerating from the independence onc^ 
boasted of, to something worse than slavery. ■^ 
* * 
It is curious to note, however, that many of the 
representatives of working-class constituencies took 
a very different view of the matter and boldly 
affirmed that Mr. Conybeare's Bill would be a booS 
to the land. Parliament years ago admitted> 

'''-'''''\±S/Z:'tT':ol7X''^^^^^^^^ Chriss Willson's' letter in last week's 

Xol ?f counter-b^^nc d by°the "vil infiuences of wItchword reminds iiie of an incident which cam 
the public -ho"«e, ?he associations of which are both under my notice some time ago. One of our sisters 

If any members can comply with Sister Rosa's 
request, I hope they will. A pound weight may 
be sent by book-post for one shilling. 

■» »^* 

y Two memorials are to be unveiled on Good 
Friday One at Nunhcad Cemetery, erected to the 
memory of our late Bro. George Thorneloe ; and 
tlio other at the corner of Groat College-street. 
Kentish Town, where a memorial drinking fountain 
is being placed to the memory of Jabe/. Inward*. 
Both were true " heroes in the strife, and their 
-names are honoured in many homes. 

cereiv none iv (*"* "^ ^i^.^ — — 

amended, I hope it will be in making its provisions 

more stringent. The prohibitive age should be lb, 

and not 13. 

♦ * 

There arc many things in this world I cannot 
understand, and one is how a man can have tlie 
cause of Temperance at heart, proclaim he is 
anxious to see the drink trafiic curtailed, and, i 
possible, abolished; and yet whenever any proposal 
to this end is brought forward he feels it his duty to 
oppose it. To me this seems a curious method ot 
helping on a good cause. 

The « James's Gazette has been pouring out the 
vials of its wrath on Mr. Conybeare and his oo- 
adiutors, allirraing that the nation is becoming 
tired of such " grandmotherly legislation as they 
are proposing. This self-constituted champion of 
the rights of Englishmen siys that the '.«;ofki"g 
classes will not endure this interterence with their 
domestic concerns ; it is administrative tyranny, 
the violence of a clique, and is already provoking 
reaction. The good sense of Englishmen revolts 
from the notion that the freedom of all is to be 
restrained by a petty, meddling, and harassing 
despotism." Unfortunately for the ht. James s, 
matters appear to be just the reverse, and every- 
where we hear expressions of pleasare and grati- 
tude at the turn legislation is taking with regard 
to social affairs. 

to purchase the " something, " stating that he 
believed milk and beeftea would be more likely to 
-e strenoth to his wife than all the "somethings 
put together. These remedies were tried, with the 
result that our sister gradually regained her health, 
and to-day is pronounced "a wonder by the 

A Sunday-school teacher, writing recently to one 
of his scholars who was just going out to business, 
aave him the following excellent advice :— Be 
always neat, and never go in for anything ' loud. 
Leave the fast fellows, with whom you are sure to 
come in contact, to their own devices. Have no 
more association with them than you are compelled. 
The City of London, and in fact every large town, 
is full of these fellows, who never did either them- 
selves or anyone else any good. Remember in this 
as in other departments of life, "a man is known 
by the company he keeps." lam glad you are 
already an abstainer as that is one pnssible danger 
removed out of your way. If I could live three 
lives, I would live them as an abstainer. 
Dr F C Coley, of Newcastle, has sent some re- 
comiiendations to the Press, which he suggests 
should bo adopted in places where a mcasui-e ot 
local option would be practically inoperative. The 
chief changes ho proposes are ;— That all places 
where intoxicating liquor is sold to the public be 
closed at 9 p.m. in large towns, and at 8.30 p.m. in 
the country. The refreshment rooms at railway 
stations should be allowed to be open for the use 
of passengers only as at present, and that persons 
en-a"ing beds at hotels be supplied with whatever 
theymiuht require at any time. He follows up 

Some of the leading Temperance workers in 
Central Hackney recently sent a letter to Sir 
Wilfrid Lawson, asking him to come forward as a 
candidate for that constituency at the next election. 

Sir Wilfrid, however, whilst appreciating the ,„„, „ „„ „„^ ..„.„. 

cordiality ot the invitation, is not disposed to ^^^^^ su°„„estions with arguments for and 
accept it, feeling sure that no dilhculty T!"' "" L^aiust As Good Templars, we welcome every 

experienced in finding a man who will unite tiie ^'^^^^^^^ f^^ ti^^ curtailment of the trafiic, and 

Liberal party, and secure the seal when the next ,, , prohibition is the mark aimed at, we look 

contest takes place. At the same time, -Temperance ^'Jf^J'i^ additional hour during which the sale of 

reformers are very anxious to see their leader b.acK v ^ forbidden as a step in the right direction, 

again .at St. Stephen's, .and trust that similar "rmK is loi. ^ ^i- 

answers to the above will not be made to every , i, ,* »u r „ »« ™ the 

l^Son sent to him fron. constituencies. ^^It U -ouiiced^ that the_^coiife..oe «^^ the 

The AnrU number of the Bond of Hoik Chyoni.-k of iCcoholic liqiors to the iishermen of th" North 
,oItl7a letter from Uitenhage, Ca'pe Colony. SeawilUmeet at The Hague about the middle of 
This 18 wriUen by Sister S. Rosa, Supermtendeut June, 
of Bauds of Hope and Juvenile Teroplee, and gives I * "== '^''^- 

AiMiiL 12, 1S8C. 




Bro. W. Woodall, W.C.T., of Hull, sends us the 
following interesting particular of the triumph of 
Good Templar principles through great and dire 
trials : — 

I am pleased to publish through the columns 
of tho Watchword the following details which were 
experienced by five oi the members of tlieKingston- 
npon-Hull Lodge. No. 210. 1 think that the depriva- 
tions, the intense cold, and the perilous position of the 
crew evidence most strongly that under anyciroura- 
Btances Temperance principles are best, and I am 
proud of the five members of our Order for the 
following, which 1 'will relate in the chief officer's 
own words. 

He said the steam ship Cato, belonging to 
Thomas Wilson, Sons, and Co. (tho owners of over 
CO vessels), left Hull on February 28, bound for 
Stettin up tho Baltic. She had on board five 
members of tho Kingston-upon-Hull Lodge, 
LO.G.T. , of which I was one. Amid tho smiles 
and waving of handkerchiefs of our ttivcs and 
families we made straight away down the Humber, 
and wont at a good speed until we reached the 
Helman, whoro we encountered a strong 
gale, and was driven back about 00 miles, the gale 
moderated, and fair headway was made until about 
20 miles from Hcrshell Lighthouse ; here wo fell 
in with great blocks of ice, which wero moving 
about in such force as to make our position danger- 
ous. The cold was intense ; the water would free:ie a 
foot in one night ; every rope, spar, and everything 
on board was glazed over with ice. Tho top rigging 
having been blown away, I had to send ono of the 
crew (a brother) up the icy coils of rope, and when he 
came down, so numb and void of feeling was he, 
that the captain offered him a glass of grog. I wae 
afraid for a moment that ho might yield, but my 
fears were groundless, he asked for a jug of coll'ee. 
We proceeded a little further and sighted five other 
steamships approaching from Gothenburg in com- 
pany with an ico breaker ; we fell in with eight 
outward bound steamers at Wingo, four of which 
turned in at this pott, but the master of the Cato 
determined to face furtlior up the Baltic, and we 
worked our way through the ice as best we could 
until we reached and passed Copenhagen. On 
March 5 we again fell in wiHi lieavy ice, and 
on the 6th were completely fast. Our good ship 
Cato, tho vessel that had weatliered many a storm, 
and her crew, who had seen many dangers, was 
hemmed in on all sides by a deep thickness of ice, 
for how long God alone at that timo knew. 
Our provisions were scanty, and everything 
seemed to have a black outlook. Day 
after day amid the wilderness of ice each 
man only had seven ounces of black hard biscuit 
for every 24 hours. We never longed so much for 
our Lodge coffee supper, we knew you were having, 
and that perhaps some of our own riesh and blood 
were enjoying tixemselves there, little dreaming 
that we had to contend with intense cold, and with 
little to eat. About four miles from our ship three 
other steamers fast in the ice were "stuck." Tlie 
mate and eight others of the crew, took tlio "boat," 
and went over the ico to seek provisions from tliese 
steamers, for .Jack Tar generally shares 
and shares alike in difficulties. On their 
way one of our brother Templars full 
through a soft place in the ice into the sea ; after 
Bome difficulty he was got out, and in a moment 
his clothes were dried into crystalised ice, not a 
comfortable suit no how. We got a little packing 
(food) but the s.s. Dogma had to find "prog" (food) 
for 40 persons from other ships fast up as were 
ourselves. It took the boat's crow six hours going and 
coming the four miles, and oo exhausted were they 
that the boat was left behind, and they ventured on 
foot over the ice, which if the .sun appears softens 
ia places and in they flop (fall). After their 
return we devoured our share of scraps (eat- 
ables) and then it was rest awhile. The roaster 
sent grog round for the starving crew, but 
tho five Good Templars to quench their thirst 
sucked the snow. Wo wore so fast until JLirch 
20, or a little over a fortnight. In fetching 
back the boat all hands flopped into tho sea, and 
were wet more or less, but thank God all were 
saved. On March 21 a hungry and wretched 
crew arrived at Stettin. 

Such are the experiences of the Cato crew, as 
told by the chief mate, Bro. Standish. I will 
rot further encroach upon your space by telling 
of the prayers .and hopes and fears and anxiety 
of not only the families of the crew, but tho whole 
town which thought the vessel lost. The owners 
had sent out searchers with provisions, but, of i 

course, the ice prevented successful results. How- 
ever, when the ship arrived in our port on Thurs- 
day, the 1st inst., I am afraid our demonstrations 
of pleasure to see again our rescued brethren 
restored once more to their (weeping for joy) 
families, would make us appear like the pro- 
verbial April character, but tire joyous welcome 
at our Lodge meeting made up in a great measure 
for all the trials aud deprivations of the past few 


[This columo is for notes of process. Tersely and 
bntay expressed paragraphs of news, of the institution 
or reatorlDg of Ladgea, and the exteasioa of the Ordur 

Radcltffe. — The 14th anniversary of the Rad- 
cliffe Lodge, being on March 28, the members cele- 
brated the same by holding a mission in the Co- 
operative Hall, RadcUffe, from March 21 to 28 
inclusive. Mr. William Forbes, of London, 
was secured as missioner, and. the various meetings 
were presided over by the following gentlemen ; 
William Barlow, Esq., Rev. H. A. Starkie, M.A. 
(rector), Bro. Rsv. W. T. Stonestreet, Rev. W. L. 
Tonge, George E. Anson, Esq., of Manchester, 
Rev. H. W. James ; and on Saturday, Mr. Robert 
Leake, M.P. for the division, when Mr. Forbes 
lectured on " Canada and the United States." On 
Sunday, 28th, Mr. G. M, Harvey, Baptist minister, 
presided in the afternoon, and Mr. Forbes in 
the evening, when he took for his subject 
'* Heaven and how to get there." On Monday 
29th a conversazione was held. Glees were given 
by the choir and some first-class talent was engaged. 
Mr. William Hodgson presided. Bro. J. G. Tolton, 
D. C.T., took part in tho prnceediDgs, and the 
daughters of Mr. Leake favoured by their presence. 
An augmented choir sang at each meeting and their 
services were greatly appreciated by all v/ho 

CuRisTCHiJKCH. — The third entertainment for 
working classes was held at the Church Institute 
on Saturday evening, April 3, in connection with 
the Hope of Twynham Lodge. There was a luU 
attendance, Bro. Rbv. Lowe presiding. The enter- 
tainment, which was well received, lasted 
nearly three hours, and the programme included 
sonf^a, readings, aud recitations, by Sisters S. Home, 
Lawrence, Lowe, Mann, E. and A. Tizard, and 
Watton ; Bros. Frizzell, Harris, March, G. H. and 
J. Marshall, Motfc, Moyle, Read, Spong, and Stay ; 
and Master E. Mott. During the evening, the 
dialogue, *' Maggie's Vigil," from the Watchword 
Chklstmas NuMDER, was given amid applause. 
Most of the items on the programme were^as usual. 
Temperance pieces, and doubtless had some good 
eflect upon the audience. 

East Somerset. — Some few months since tho 
Executive formed themselves into a Mission Com- 
mittee for the purpose of immediately working the 
District. A fund has been formed by each Lodge 
making a quarterly subscription, either by collec- 
tion in Lodge or at the public meeting arranged by 
the committee, the committee taking the responsi- 
bility of all expenses, speakers, and programme. 
The committee has held meetings, and been success- 
ful in resuscitating Lodges at Wrington and Tims- 
bury the former having now a capital .Juvenile 
Temple in connection with tho Lodge. ^Vell 
attended public meetings at Carlingcott, Mid 
Somernorton, and Chilcorapton. At the latter 
place^^the D.C.T., Bro. J. S. Sturges, instituted 
a Lodge of 12 members, which Lodge is steadily 
increasing. Tho committee early in the winter 
months made a "Grand Charge" upon Portishead 
(which place they have unsuccessfully tried to 
capture before), but this time with the G.W.C.T. 
as their general, and after a splendid public meet- 
ing, with Col. Simpson (Poitishead) in the chair, 
Bro. J. Malins instituted The Dove Lodge, 
consisting of 12 members, among whom were the 
Sailors' Missionary as W.C.T , the schoolmaster as 
W.Sec, and the station master as W.Ghap. With 
such members there is not much wonder that we 
have since received a report of membership treble 
the number ab starting. For more than 12 
months we have been without a Lodge at Frome 
but last week our G.W.C.T. was announced to de- 
liver an address. The H.M. Committee had well 
posted the town, and distributed numerous bills 
and tracts during the previous week at meetings 
being held in conneetion with a Gospel Temperance 
Mission, and at the close of this meeting our 
G.W.C.T. was again successful in starting a new 

week. TheD.C.T. (Bro. J. S. Sturges) has insti- 
tuted a new Lodge to meet in Bath on Saturday 
nights, at his school, Lo Studio, having 13 members. 
Maxchesibb. — For eomo time pMt the atten- 
dance of members at the Manchester Piowetr Lod^e 
has been but scanty, owing in & great measure, no 
doubt, to tiie several recent removals, each time 
leaving beliind some members who could not follow 
the Lodge to its new room. However, the " faith- 
ful few^" who attended well to the meetings re- 
solved to make a united eflort to win back the old 
members, and with that aim held a re-union tea 
party on April 5, tickets being personally presented 
to all whoso whereabouts could be ascertained. 
About 30 sat down to a very plentiful table of good 
things, after which a short meeting was held, pre- 
sided over by Bro. J. G. Tolton, D.C.T. Songs,, 
readings, antl recitations were given by Sister^ 
Golden, M. E, Jones, Mrs. Farrington, and Missi 
H. Jonc3, and a very hearty vote of congratulation 
was passed to Bro. H. J. Jones, it being his birth- 
day and tho 15th aniiiversary of his connection 
with the Lodge. At the close a session was lield 
to re-admit several old members, and more pro- 
mised to join next week. Bro. and Sister fl. J, 
Jones generously provided everything at their own 

Compiled by Bro. Joicf B.Collinos, Hon,G.W, S. 

Oliver Cromwell, the day after the battle 
of Dunbar, speaking to the assembled Parliament, 
after ascribing glory to tho God of battle, said : — 
"Disown yourselves, but own your authority and 
improve it to curb the proud and the insolent, and 
such as would disturb the trnnqnilHty of England, 
though under what specious x*^'^*'^"'^^^ whatever j 
relieve the oppressed, hear the groans of the poor 
prisoners uf England, be pleased to reform the 
abuses of all prrtfessit)ns ; and if there be any one 
that makes many poor to make a few rich, that suits 
not a commonwealth." 

Baron Larx^, Napoleon's favourite anny sur- 
geon, said that the 0,000 survivors who returned 
safely from thut terribly fatal Egyptian campaign, 
were all abstainers from ardent drinks. "Drink 
brandy and die," is a common expression in India. 
Hut climates and alcohol are decidedly incompatible. 

One of the Kings of Persia sent a very 
eminent physician to Mahommod, who, remaining 
long time in Arabia without practice, at 
last grew weary, and presenting himself before the' 
prophet, he thus addressed him: — "Those who 
had a right to command me sent me here to prac- 
tise physic ; but since I came I have had no oppor- 
tunity of shewing my eminence in this profession, 
aa no one aeema to have any occasion for me." 
Mahommed replied, " The custom of our country 
is thia : we eat but when we are hungry, and 
always leave off while we have an appetite for 
more." The physician answered, "That is the 
way to be always in health, and to render tlie 
physician useless''; and bj saying betook his leave 
and returned to Persia. 

Extract from Poem by Rev. Thos. 
Washbourne, D.D. (born 1606). 
Cannot friends meet but tliey drink to excess ? 
Must all your mirth conclude with drunkenness I 
Accursed be he brought it in fashion first ; 
Before, ye were content to quench your thirst, 
And not exceed three or four cups at most ; 
Now you carouse till all your reason's lost, 
And like to overheated Dutchmen, ye 
Drink till ye fight, and fall to snicker ance. 
Ho that invites his friend to a drunken feast, 
Keeps out the man, and entertains the beast ; 
A feast 'tis not, but a base Bacchanal, 
Where the beast man a sacrifice doth fall. 
Worse than a beast he is, for no beast will 
Be made to drink a drop more than his fill. 
But man his belly makes a tun, his brain 
A bog, and drinks till up ho comes again. 
Vile man, whom God next angels did create, 
Below a brute thus to degenerate 1 
For shame ! give o'er this moat unmanlikf* sin, 
Which too long has thy daily practice been. 
Redeem thine honour, drowned in ale and wine, 
And thy soul, settled on the lees, refine. 
When thy debaucht'd life thou shalt correct, 
Thou happier days in England raayst expect. 

Epicuriis.— Give mc but bread and water and 
I will dispute tho point of felicity with Jupiter 

Plato. — To eat to satiety and drink to excess — 

Lodge of 11 members, and from a letter received ! this is , a way vf lifo in which no person will ever 
since they hope to double their num.ber by next] become wise. 


April 12, 1886. 

G.W.C.T.— Joseph Malixs, ) G.L Offl, 
G.W.Sec— J. B. COLLINGS, ) 3t.,Bi 



Home Mission Department. 
Agent fou Northern Area.— John Wrathali, 7, 
Baldu'in-street, Hawcoat, near Barrow-in-Furness. 

Good Templar and Temperance Ouphanage. 
Hon. Sec— Bro. S. K. Holpe, 45, Paulet-road, Camber- 
well, S.E. 

Portsmouth Habrodr Special V.D.— Bro. A. 
Biabton, 35, Abercrombie-atreet. Landport. 

MiLPTART District. 
D.C.T.— Quarter-Master Sergeant, O. G. L. Jones, 

AdjutantGeneral'B OCBce, Colchester. 
D.S.J.T.— Sister E. K. Garb, Collingwood Mount, 

W D Sec.— E. K. Smith, 19, Hearn-street, Newport, Isle 
of Wight. 

Naval District. 
D.C.T.— James Eae, 2, Zinzan-street, Oxford-road, 

D.S.J.T. — William Andrews, 50, ADglesea-road, 

W.D.S.— William Davet, 34, Skinner-street, 
Brompton, Kent. 


Kboommendations of Lodge Deputies. 
A fonn tor the recommendation of Lodge 
Deputy for the new Grand Lodge year, com 
mencing this month, at Easter, is now sent to every 
Lodge in care of the present Lodge Deputy, for 
him to hand (with a notifying circular) to the 
W Secretary. The W.Sec. should read such 
notice to the Lodae without fail, immediately 
on receipt, and the form should then lie over one 
week, when the recommendation must be made by 
ballot, and the form filled and immediately posted 
by the W Sec. to the District Deputy for endorse- 
ment and dispatch to the G.W.C.T.'S Office. By 
the last day of this month (and therefore before 
in.tallation night) the G.W.C.T. will send 
the new commission to the newly-re- 
commended L.D.'s to entitle them to install, and 
will also send the new cypher with which alone 
they will be able to decipher the new password sent 
through the W.D. Secretary. None but the newly- 
recommended or re-recommended Deputies can receive 
the new cypher or insUdl the officers. 

(A form for recommendation of Lodge electoral 
Superintendents is also enclosed for similar 

attention.) r, vti n m 

(Signed) Joseph Malins, G.W.C.T. 
April 7, 1886. 


Tax from District Lodges for the February 
quarter received during the week as follows :— 
1 ft86 ^ ^' ^' 

March 31. —Argentine Kepublic J, ,? ? 

31. — Northampton, N la 4 

" 31.-_Hanta, N 2 15 4 

3.— Middlesex 25 

B.— Antigua 1* l" 

5. — Monmouth 


Bro. W. Winton, D.C.T., 64, Coningham-road, 
Shepherd's Bush, W. 

A special session will be held Saturday, April 
17, at 6 p.m., prompt, to consider the following:— 

Proposition from Citizen Lodge, LO.«.T.,2,520 : 
— " In the opinion of this Lodge, the Middlesex 
District, containing nearly 150 Lodges, is too large 
an area to be worked by so small a body of officers. 
It is desirable that this District Lodge make ap- 
plication to Grand Lodge for two charters to suit 
requirements of Subordinate Lodges. Lines of 
demarcation to be from Postal Guide. Having re 
gard to the Good of the Order, we believe it 
would help to improve our numbers and stop the 

Order op Business. 
Jl. Opening ceremonies. 

2. Calling roll of officers. 
}i3. Report of Credential Committee. 

4. Reading minutes. 

5. Reports of officers, 

6. New business. 
Proposition from Seven Sisters and Harringay 

Lodges: — 

" That the capitation tax on sisters be reduced 

Proposition from Paddington Lodge 3,270 :— 
That the Middlesex District Lodge be requested 
to take immediate steps to bring the case of Henry 
Williams (of the Poole Perjury Case) before Parlia- 
ment with a view of obtaining his release from 
penal servitude, and restoration to his former 
position and pension." 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees. 

8. Reading of minutes. 

9. Closing ceremonies. 
J. H. Betallack-Moloney, 

Worthy District Secretary 
The Limes, North Bow, E. 
April 6, 1886. 


£32 9 9 

All telegrams for the G.W.C.T. or the «W.Sec. 
gent to Birmingham, should in future be addressed, 
" Templars, 

" Birmingham,'' 
as this address has been registered at the Post 

Office. „ _ 

John B. Collings, 

Hon. G.'W.Sec. 


The following responses have been already made 
to a private circular sent to Lodge Deputies and 
others for contributions to a special Fund of £200 to 
meet the e-xpenses of necessary alterations in and 
iittings up of the new offices just acquired for the 
Grand Lodge. 

J. Malins, G.W.C.T., Birmingham 110 

E. Wood. G.W.T., London 10 

J. Derrington, G.W.M., Birmingham ...10 

Geo. Dodds, G.W.Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne ... 10 
Mrs S H. Robson, G.W.'V.T., Egremont ... 5 
JohnB. Collings, G.W.Sec, Liverpool ...0 5 

John Kempster, G.E.SuDt., London 5 

Rev. J. Aston, G.W.Ch , Whitchurch n c n 

J. Edwards, P.G.W.C.T., Manchester 
Robert Walker, J. P., Maidenhead ... 

F. J. Thompson, 'Bridgwater 
W. B. Robinson, Southampton 

J.Hare, Newcastle-on-Tyne 

,Iohn M. Albright, Charlbury .. 

F. Thorpe, Preston 

John Glaisyer, York 

George J. Hutson, Birmingham 

Rev. S. Naish, Ilfracombe 

Rev. G. F. E. Lowe, Chcistohuroh .. 

Miss C. Impey. Street 

J. Alexander, Sudbury 

T. Callingworth, Keighley 

Miss M. N. Price, Clifton 

John Slack, B.A., Birmingham 

Walter E. Gwynn, Slough 

George Taylor, Birmingham 

James Woodhead, Halifax 

Matthew Berr.v, Bolton 

John D. Whitaker, Newport, Mon. . 

Mrs. C. McCubry, Woolwich ... 

Wm. McCubrv, Woolwich 

Geo. Hedges, Manchester 

W. J. Cooksley, Rotberham ... 

J. S. Francis, Old Woking ... 

Mrs. Walter Sturge, Clifton ... 

C. Martin, Castle Cary 

Hayes Ryd, Wadebridge 


Personal subscriptions received to April 5,1886. 
£ 8. d. £ s. d. 
Whose is My Neighbour Lodge, 

Street, Somerset 10 

Amounts under 53 7 6 1. 6 

Total amount of Lodge collections received from 
the following Districts : — • 

Durham, S ^ ^\x. 

Proportion of Lodge collections received from the 
following Districts: — 



Cheshire, E. and M. ... 

Cheshire, W. 

Cornwall, E 

Cumberland, E. 
Cumberland, W. 


Devon, E. 

Devon, N. 

Devon, S. 



Gloucester, W 

Hants, N 

Herts ... 

Isle of Wight 

Kent, E 

Kent, M 

Kent, West 

Lancashire, N. 

Lancashire, N.E. 

Lancashire, S E. 

Lancashire, S.W. 




Northampton, N. 

Northampton, S. 




Somerset, Mid ..< 

Staffs., N 

Staffs., S 


Surrey, W 

Surrey, E. and M. ... 

Sussex ... 


Yorks, E 

Yorks, N 

Yorks, Cleveland 

Yorks, Central ... 

Yorks, N.W 

Yorks, S.W. ... 

























1 2 









2 3 




1 2 









1 9 















2 11 











1 1 
10 6 

£24 4 1 
John B. Collings, G.W.Sec, 

G.L. Offices, Birmingham. 


As our space is lindted we can only insert a few lints in re 
ference to any meetiog, and are compelled therefore to exclude 
unnecessary details, and matters of merely local interest ; nnmea 
should lie used sparingly, and plainly written. 

J. H. K., T. E., andT. B. T.— We could only accept 
the as.surance of our correspondents that they were not 
favourable to the *' division," and cannot now reopen the 

J. T. B.— The report of the meeting referred to was in 
type before yours reached ub. 

Commercial Teavellkr.— We resret that your com- 
munication is crowded out for the present. 

£14 18 
John B. Collings, G.W. Sec., 

G.L. Offices, Birmingham. 

Situations Vacant and Wanted. —Our charge for 
this class of advertisement is 24 words for sixpence. 
Every additrobal six words threepence.— [J^DVT.] 

The Movninri Advertiser, of February '22, 1S86, has 
the followinjT :— " Messrs. Cox and Co., 41, Soutbampton- 
buildinffs, Holborn, London, have lately been instru- 
mental in obtaining many large sums from the Chancery 
Paymasters. The prompt and cheap system adopted by 
Cox and Co. will greatly assist persons to obtain what 
legally belongs to them from the vast accumulated hoards 
in Chancery. It is surprising that the Court of Chancery 
does not receive many more applications than are already 
made, and there is no doubt that when the ease with 
which inquiries can be made, and rights established* 
through Messrs, Cox and Co.'s agency, is known, the 
number of those who secure what only awaits applica- 
tions from the rightful owners will be greatly increased." 
Knormous fortunes lie buried in the Court ok 
Chanoebt, amounting to £100,000,000, which really 
belong to the people, including all classes of the com- 
munity, from the peer to the peasant. We earnestlt 
INTREAT EVEETONE to send to Messrs. Cox and Co., and 
obtain their list of Christian and Surnames in full of the 
50,000 persons to whom all this vast wealth belongs. 
Price Xs. 6d. — postal order. And if they find their names, 
or those of any ancestors, they ehould obey the instruc- 
^tioDF it oontaina. A fortune may await them. 

April 12, 1886. 



Compiled eyBko. J. E. Collisos, Hon. G. W. Sec. 

Dr. Shepherd 

(The superintendent of Colney Hatch), 
Says that 40 per cent, of the patients admitted in 
1870 were lunatics through the influence of intoxi- 
catiag drinks. 

Dr. B. W. Richardson, F.R.S. 

** We know now, scientifically, that alcohol ex- 
cites the mental power unduly, then depresses it 
into melancholy, and so often brings it to complete 
aberration ; that in some of our institutions for the 
insane, as many as 40 per cent, of those who enter 
per year are made to enter from this cause alone. "^ 

Committee's Report of Brushfield Asylum, 
GuUdford, 1879. 

*' Our experience of late years confirms the 
evidence of other metropolitan asylums that intem- 
perance and dissolute life, directly or indirectly, 
furnish about 40 per cent, of the asylum inmates, 
25 per cent, from alcohol, 10 to 15 per cent, from 
its consequences immediate or remote. The con- 
fessions on their discharge of very many — in some 
cases four-fifths or upwards of the males — prove that 
while earnings were high their savinss were nothing, 
and that drink was the cause of their insanity." 

Chester Chronicle. 

" We understand that there are fewer inmates 
by 20 in the Cheater Lunatic Asylum at Upton 
than there were at the corresponding period last 
year. The medical officer of the asylum attributes 
the decrease entirely to the diminution in the 
statistics of drunkenness. He observes that the 
number of persons coming from towns where 
drunkenness is rife has greatly fallen ofi". In fnct, 
it is from these towns alone that the diminution 
has taken place." 

Dr. Cheeney (U.S.A.)- 

*' There are constantly crowding into our insane 
asylums persons from 50 to 80 years age, who, in 
early life, were addicted to the use of alcoholic 
liquors, but who had reformed, and for 10, 20, or 30 
years had never touched a drop. The injury which 
the liquor did their bodies seemed to have dis- 
appeared, being triumphed over by the full vigour 
of their full manhood ; but when their natural 
force began to decrease, then the concealed mis- 
chief shewed itself in insanity, clearly demon- 
strating that the injury to their bodies was of a 
premature character," 

TO LET. — Fountain Coffee House, High-street, 
Leigbton Buzzard ; the directors are prepared to 
receive tenders for teoacy of the above ; replies to be 
sent by 27th inat. to the secretary, Mr. Middleton, 
from whom all information may be obtained ; the directors 
do not bind themselves to accept the highest or any 
tender.— Address, Grove-road, Leighton Buzzard. 


The following sums have been received with 
thanks :— £ »• d. 

Previously acknowledged 233 15 9| 

Bro. T. Drumgold 10 

Per Bro. J. B. Parkins, Leighton 

Buzzard— Sir J. Paxton Lodge,9s,t5d. ; 

Bro. F. Adams, 2s. 6d 12 


£234 17 

Edwaeu Wood, 
Treasurer to the Fund. 



Births, Marriages, and deaths are announced at the 
foUowine rates -.—Twenty words, 6d. ; every six words 
additional, 3d. Two initials count as oaa word, whether 
prefixed or affixed to the name. 

RoBiNsox— Whitfield.— On March Lith, at St.Mark s 
Church, Alexandria, Egypt, by the Rev. E. J. Davis, 
Consular Chaplain, Bro. William Robert Robinson, son 
of .John Hunter Robinson, and nephew to the late 
Admiral Charles Goff-Robinson, Hyde Park, London, 
to Sister Mary Elizabeth Whitfield, L.D., of the Ut 
Prosim Lodge (Naval District), eldest daughter of 
James Frazer Whitfield, of Corfu. 


2s. ed. each, 

- int. .. Direct from the Manufacturer. 

(6a^ m m%\ UM M IV' I-ailies' or Gents' Plain or Twill 

011 WiKBLK S'lli. Parker's bollow ribbed 

■^ ■■* M m ■ ». ■■ ■ m jr„n,ej, beautiluUy can'ed and 

1 1 M R R r I I A mounted sticks, sent Parcel Post 

UlTIDnbtun (jjj^ 2s. 9d. (or 36 atiunpF), 

R£GlSTkRCO« 15,000 sold in twelve months. 

List and teatimoniala free. Re-coveriug, Ac, neatl" done. 

address J. B. PAilKER, UmbraUa Works, BKOOM CLOSE, 




A most RefreshlDg, Agreeable, and Wlioleaoine Beverage (oi 

the MiUioQ, at a very trifliai? cost. This valuable subatitute fol 

Alcoholic Drinks cao only be obtalucd by usliifr 

Composed of Yarrow, Dandelion, Comfrey & Horehound 


Altogether aaperlor to the TJqaors wbtch pass nnder similar 
names, without boiling herbs, or the slightest trouble ot any 
kind. Thht matchless Prepai-ation gives to the Beverage, 
Colour, Flavour, Ginger and a Creamy Head exactly lite Bottled 
Ale. It ta free from Alcohol, and yet It is decidedly refreshing, 
stimulating, and invigorating ; it caters alike for the Abstainer 
and Non-Abstaluer, and Is thoroughly acceptable to the public 
taste, and Its valuable medicinal qualities, as amlld and generous 
tonic, greatly assist the natural functions, and promote the 
general healtL 

In Bottles, at 6<1., l9., and 2a. each. Sole Proprietors 
and Manufacturers, and may be obtained Wholesale 
only from NEWBALL AND UA30N, Manufacturing 
Chemists, Park-place, Park-row, Nottingham. Sold by 
Grocers and Chemists. Be but* you ask for " Mason's. 
Special— A Sample Bottle, euoagh t« make Four GaUons, lent 
ouitese paid to auy address lor stamps. AGENTS WANTED. 



Consisting of Eeception, Kvening and Morning Dresses, Bonnets, Street Coe- 
tumes, Cloaks, Hats, Hand Satchels, Sun Umbrellds, Music Portfolios, Overcoats, 
Sailor Suits, Military Suits. Drums, Street Jackets, Watering-place Suits, 
Travelling Costumes, Dress Suits, 4c. These Dre=se8 and Suits in this Elegant 
Wardrobe lepresent Nine Different I'olours, and they aie lovely bevond descrip- 
tion, several being from 'iesfgns by Worth, of Paris. There are one Little Boy 
and Two Girl DolN in each Set, with pretty faces, and life-like, beautiful 
features, and their Wardrobe is so extensive that It takes hourn to dress and 
undress them in their different Suits. Every child and every mother that has 
seen them goes in ecstasies over them Children will get more real enjoyment 
out of a Set of these French Dolls than out of articles that costa guinea. Every 
person that buys them sends Immediately for more. A lady writes us that her 
little boy and girl played for five long hours with a .Set of these French Dolls, 
and they felt very sorry iHdeed to think th*t they must atop and eat their 

jupper ; and if mothers only knew how much amusemftiit there is in these Dolls 
they would willingly pay double the price asked for them. .Sample Set, con- 
sis ting of Three DoUs, with their Wardrobe of 32 Pieces, post paid, for 
Sevenpence in stamps. TWO SETS, Six Dolle, '64 Pieces, for One 
Shilling-. Agents Wanted. Any Agent, male or female, 
every day. If you do that, youmnki 

sell 100 SetB 

two Sfts, we will send out Secret Method and full directions how you 
more than Thirty Guineas a month out of these Dolls, Vou have not 

Address- J. CHAMBERS, 145, Fleet Street, LONDON, E.O. 

The Lord's Prayer 


Ten Commandments 


Every Christian Family will buy one. 

Over 1,000 sold by ONE AQBNT in One 


MENTS COMBINED has been made the subject of au 
elaborate and costly stone engraving, size 20in. by 
loin. It consists of the Lord's Prayer, embellished 
with upwards of ONE HUNDRED Bymbols and 
emblems of the most fitting- and appropriate character. 
These symbols and emblems are decorated witk the 
finest and most exquisite work that it is possible for 
au artist to do. The artist. HERMAN CLAUSSEN, 
whose name is known throughoab the world, has 
faithfully and with high imagination and skill en- 
graved some of the most delicate and be&atiful 
imaginary scenes, as the spacious firmament with 
Angel and Cherab attendants, the flower garlands, &c. 
Nothing like it has ever been produced, and probably 
never will be. It has cost years of toil and £ 1,000 in. 
money to complete this work of art. We have spared 
neither money, labour, nor time in the completion of 
what we regard as the grandest piece of workmanship 
evar produced. We are the SOLE PUBLISHERS of 
this Prayer. It is Lithographed in tinted colour8,and 
we can furnish copies in any quantity to agents or 
dealers in any part of the world. 

This explanation will give you bub a faint idea of the 
transcendent beauty and perfection of the design and 
execution of this engraving. It must be seen to enable 
you to realise what it is in its perfection. 

A WORD TO AGENTS.— As there has never been 
anything of this kind sold in this country, the selling 
of it affords yon a golden harvest — indeed, it ia the 
only new thing of any importance out for agents at 
the present t-me. A large number of agents are at 
work selling it now, and are reporting extraordinary 
large sales from every quarter. You cannot fail to 
succeei in selling it, as the moral sentiment of this 
engraving ensures its success. This feature cannot be 
over-estimated, as it alone destines ihe sale of it 
thronghout all Christendom, Every Christian man or 
woman will have one if they have money to buy it 
with. One word with regard to the price. The first 
edition of this engraving was sold at 83. each, only a 
fair price for such a work of art, but in oonsequenoe 
of greater demand our former price was reduced to 2b,, 
which is very cheap. 

We are now going to sell a MILLION COPIES of 
this Prayer, and we make this SPECIAL OFFER to 
the readers of THIS PAPER. We will send a copy, 
poet paid, tocanvass with, for Is. or 13 stamps, and it 
you will get up a Club of ten subscriberp, and send na 
10s. 6d.,or 130 stamps, we will make you a present of 
TEN COPIES— that is, we will send you 20 copies, 
postpaid, for 10s. Gd., or 130 stamps. Very valuable 
and desirable Bonus Gifts presented gratia to agents 
selling large quantities. Parbiculara free on application. 

Agents, do not fail to send for a Sample Copy of the 
engraving to canvass with. You can easily sell 1,000 
copies in six weeks in any town in the United King- 
dom, on which you can make £25 CLEAR MONEY. 
We guirantee satisfaction or refund the money. In 
regard to our responsibility, we eefee you to the 
Publisher, or any Paper in the United Kingdom. 
Do not wait to send for Catalogue, but order at once, 
and go to work. 

This offer holds good for one month from date oC 
issue, except from abroad, when the time is extended 
to four months. 




MASON ROBERTS, Peinoipal, 

145, Fleet Street, London, E.G. 



April 12, 18SG. 


CorreirpoiidflDtB vhoold Klwayf staTe ori wbsC nl^bt tbfi Lodft^ 
oaet«, When no hoar (a o'ftt<i ' the I.odKe meets at 8 D.m- 

Lodge SecretaHea plei"0 note 'hnt we dr not send receipts f"r 
)»yineDt of subscrlplions : the npnearance of the aononnoementB 
or the period nald fnr VIntr * •nfflc'en' ^dtnoi^'prtinnent. 

Qnarter One Line Is. P.d. Two lines 3^. Oil- 

H-Tlf-Year ' "' 

Subscriptions may commence at any date unrl must be pre- 
paid. Post Office Ordara payable to John KJEMPrER, at " Lud- 
gate-clrcufl " office. — - — 

Armonry. Norwood Hcbools. Bontliall. 7.80. 
Benjamin FrankiiD. Percy Hall, 3, Percy-street, Tottenham 

Gratihado. 1. Well=>-bundin(f5(, Haninfttoad, N.W. 8 15. 
King's Messenger. ColTeo Pala:e, nitrh-st,, Nottine Hill Gate. 
Orange Branch- Cong. Schs., St. Martiu-streot, Leicester-syuare 

(enti>ance, Long'B-court). 8.15. 
Peckhara Dewdrop. St. George's nan,St.G0nrcp'8-rd.,PcckUam. 
Ecgina. British Schools, K.-ntish Town-road. N.W. 
Shamrock. Phojnix Coffee Tav., 40 Now Kent-rd., S.E. 8.1B. 
South MetroDol'tan Temnorance HaJl, BlaoUfriars-rd-.S B., S.15 
Vernon. 170* Pentonvilleroad. N. 

-Mliert. Mission Hall, Dickenson-st., Wilkin-at.. Kentish Town. 
Albnrt nond ol Brotherhood. 32, Besson-st., Now Cross, S.IC. 
O. W. MoCroe. 3 Percy-st;rept, Tottenham Court-road 8,80. 
Jatiez Burns. Lecture Holl.Chnrch-st. Chapel.Edsrware rd..N. W. 
Lambeth Perseverance.— Wyvil Hall,(back of 104,S.Lqmbeth-rd ) 
Karlboroajrh. Ohap. Sch. dm,. Marlhro' Rq.. Coll^oro St. rhfiUeB 
New Cross Kicelsior. 'Workinfir Men's Co.Ta..Church-st. Deptford 
Stratford Exrelslor. Tomnerance Hall, Martin-otroct. Str>Uford. 
William Tcwsley. AsBociation Rooms, Sonth-st., Wandsworth 

Citizen. Shoreditch Mission Hall, S-l"). 
Crown of Snrrey. Welcome Hall, Westow-st , Upper Norwood, 
Golden Stream, St. James's Mi3.HaU,St.James'a-ril.,Bermondsey. 
Good Shepherd. Ebone?;er Ch. School-room, North End-road. 
Harringnv. Pizzev'a ColTce Rooms, 7, Crouch End Hill. 
Joseph Payne. Christ Church Sch. Charlton-st., Somers Town 
Marparet M'Currey. Sydney Hall. Leader-street, Chelsea. 
New Olapham Excelsior. WMhington Hall, near Wandsworth- 

road Station. 
Prudential TheH!iIl,Sfc.Ann'9-rd.,Brbtton(nr.Kenmnelon Gate). 
The Mint. Colliers' Kent Hall, Lonj-lane, Sent hwark, S.B. 

Crystal Palace. Penge Hall, Station-road. Anerloy. 
Freedom ol London. Rev. Harvey Smith's Chapei. Bethnal 

Green-road. 8.15. 
General Garfield. Paradise-road School, Clapham-roi'd. 
Grcsham. Coffee Tavern, Lonshhorough Park, iJrixlon. 
Heart's Content. 6S, Veal-slrpet, Lon? Arre. 8 15 
James McCnrrey. Bedford Hall. Upper Chelsea. 
London Olive Branch. Lecture Hall, Kingspate-st,, Holborn. 8.30 
London Ark of Safety. Hoxton Academy Sch., Boxton-st. 8.15. 
Pnlmerston. 42, Hartfleld-road. Wimbledon. 
Bhaftesbnry Park. Prim. Meth. School, Grayahott-road. 8.15. 

British Queen. Mall Hal!, Notting Hill Gate. 8.80. 
CoverUale. Edinlioro' Castle Coffee Palace. P^hodeswell-road.E 
GroBvenor.— Teetotal Hall, Geor<j.-:..t., Slomn' sq.. Chelsea. 
John Bowen.— AUianceHall, Crcc':-VM;.il, [Tpii-.Kj 
Peckham. Albert Hall. Albert -rr^nir. '^i^hpi .r„v.Tflm. 6.30 
Pride of LyttletoD. Boys'SckoMi, i' lIjv'.i ■ > ' -li^iihrell. 
Shaltesbnry Park. Gravsliotf-ro;'..! s.IimaI. .^li ftMbury Park. 
South London. Bible Christian S*;bool-ronm, Waterloo-road. 
Thomas Carlyle. Lockhart Hall. Kinp-street, Hammersmith. 

Comer Stone. Temperance Hall, Hiph-street, 'Poplar. 
George Thomeloc. 22, New Cut, Elackfriars, S.E. 
G. W. JohnFon. Temp Hall, North-et.. Kenninfrton-rd, 7.45 
Henrv Ansell. Wellington Hall.Wellii gton-at ,Uprer-^t.lBliTigton 
Mile End. Gerinan Wesleyan Chapel, Commerciai-rosd, E. 
Victoria Park. Twig Folly Schools, Bonner-lane, Bethna.1 Green. 


Aldbbshot.— Mrs.StOT?ld's School-room, Albert-road. 7.30. 
ALDFRSHOT.— Ash Vale. Mrs. Cooksey'a House, Commiseaiiat 

Bridpe. 7.30 
Bkdford.— Sir W. EarDar. Trinity School-room, Roase-street, 
BlaokP'^OL.— Guiding Star. Drill Hall Yorkshire-street. 
Bkightoh. — Amor CbrititL Friends* Institute. Ship-et. 8.15. 
Brighton.— RoyalSussex. Sussex-street Mi.'^^ion Hall. 8.15. 
BRIGHTON.— Queen's Park. Bentbam-road Mission Hal!. 
Epsom.— Epsom Home CircJo. High-street Town Mission Room. 
Lancaster. — County Palatine arkot Hall Coffee House, Corn 

Market-street. 7.30. 
LKBDS.~Britieh Rose. Templars' Mis3. Rm. (back Adelphi-st.), 
Rapcliffe.— Radclifie. G T. Hall. Green-street 7.30. 
Sandwich.— Richboro' Ca-stle. TompWrs' Hall. High-st. 7.30. 
Vbstnob.— Undercliff. Temperance Hotel. 8.15. 
WoitiNG. — Maybury Sunbeam. Temperance Hotel. 

BmMINanAM.— Sandford Model, tt. Saviont's Sc-h.. Farm-st. 7.45 
BOCKISGHAM.— Buckingham. Temperance Hall, Well-at. 7.S0. 
CaMBRJDGB.— Loyal Cambridge. G.T.MiB3.HaU,Victoria-ft. 8.15, 
CDELMSFORD.- Chelmsford. Assembly Rma , Co-operative Stores. 
FoLEKSTOKE.— Caesar's Camp. Cong. Siihools, Tontine-street. 
Foots Cray.- Bu«y Bees. National Schools, Church-road. 7.30. 
Great Yarmouth.— Good Hope. Bethel, Rodney-road 7 45, 
OuiLPFORD- — Stephen Percy. Ward^treet Hall, 8.1-5. 
HASTISOS.- Saxon. Old Town Hall, High-st. 7 SO. 
HtTLL.- Parapon. G.T. Hall. St. John's-!) trept Juv. Temn, 0. 
L HOE btek.— Excelsior. Charles- street School-room. 7.30. 
Manchester. —Tower of Jtcfuge. Piim. Meth. Sch., Upper 

Moss-lane, Hulme. 
Manchtcstkr.- Rev. C. Garrett. 26, Hewitt St., HIghtown. 7 45. 
Manchester.— Good Samaritan. Cong. Sch., Stock-port-rd. 7.30. 
Plymouth.- Temple of Peace. Borough Arms. Bedfoi-d-st 
RTDE (I.W.). Ryde. Temperance Hall, High-itreet. 
SAFFRON WALDEN,— Saffron. Temperance Hall, Hill-st. 8.5. 
Sittinobournr —Father Matthew. Crescent st Sch. -rm. 7,30 
Woodford.— Alexander. Wilfrid Lawson Temperance Hotel. 

BATH-— Cotterell Friends' Meetiug House, York-street. 
Brighton.— Brlghthelmstone, Bel grave-street School-room. 
ObvstKR — Octatron. Temperance Hall, Frod'ham-street. 
ENDERBY (Leicester) —Charles Brook. National School-room. 
>'70DALMINfl — FrieartB. Congrepational School-room. 
HULt,— Al^pays Active. Lower Union-street Olub-raora. 
SoOTHKND.- Nil Desperandiira. British i3chools. High-street 
ST. LEONARDS.— St. Leonards. Temperance Hall, Norman-road. 
Stone (staffs.).- Faith and Hope Cong. School -room. 7.80. 
WEDSE3BURY.— Pioneer. Prira.Meth.Sehool-rra.,Lea Brook. 7.30. 
Wetmooth.— Carton. Temperance Hall, Park.Btreet, 
WMMtoH.'^OIarkflon Lecture Boom Public Hall. 

EOLTOS.— Claremont. Barlor Arms 0. Tav..nichor r.rdge-st.7.S0. 
CiiKSTER,— Cestrian. Presbyterian Lecture Room, Newgate-st. 
GiiAVnaBHD.— Star. Public Hall. 

Gt. Yarmouth.— Bethel. Mariners Chapel, South Quay. 7.30. 
Hull —Union, Templars' Hall, Postcrns-ate. 7.30. 
KiNr.STON-UPOisJIULL.— .Eingston-upon-HuU, G.T. Hall, St. 

John's, street, 7.30. 
Lpeds. — Nil Dcsporandum. Sch.-rm. (ofTNorth-st.) 
LETCE3TRR — Emanuol. Friar-lane Sunday-school. 
MANcnESTER.— City. Temp, Uall,8tanIcy-st.,Port-8t.,PiccadiIly 
Portsmouth.— Templars' Alliance. Soh.-rm.,Victoria-st. 7,:t0i 
Ramsoate.— Snng Harbour. Sailors' Bethel, Leopold-st. 7.30. 
Sheffield,— Pennington Friends' Schoolroom, Harlshead. 
SPALDING.- Hand in Hand. Temperance Hall, 8.15. 
StonrhOUSR (PLYMoUTn).— Mt, Edsrcnmhe. Sailors' Welcome, 
WiND30R,—Royal Windsor. Templars Hall, St. Leonard's- road, 

Blackpool. — Glenm nf Hope. Abinp-d on -street Schoolroom. 
Bridhtoh.- AdvanoeGuanl. Lewes Rd., Congl. SchJ. Rm,, 8.16 
Bristol,- Morning Star. Temperance Hall, Broad-street. 7.45. 
Darnall.— Hopeof Darnall. Congregational HchooL 7.30. 
Folkestokb, — SafcTuardof Folkestone. Congrepatloual School. 
GUILDFORD.— Guildford. Ward-street Hall. 8.15. 
Hdi.t,.- United Effort Club Room, Lower Union-stroofc 7.30. 
Lowestoft.- Wid come Cocoa Tree Cafe, High-street. 
M AN 0HE9TBR.— Loyal R, Whitwortb, 117, Grosvenor-Btreet, All 

Saints. 7.45. 
NKW MALDEN.-Bnre Refuare. Bap. Oh.Sch.-rm.,KinDrston-rd.7.30. 
Oxford.— City of Oxford. Temperance Hall, Pembroke-street. 
TUnbridge WELLS —Silent Dew. Friendly Socioties Hali. 
Weymouth.- Hope of Weymonth. Temp. Hnll, Park-st. 7,30, 
WiNCiiPSTEB.— Ttehen Valloy. St. Manrica Hall, Hi^h-street. 
Tore.— Harboar of Fridndsblp- Lendal School-room, 7.30. 
FuRNEss. — Hope of Barrow. Temp. Hall, Greengate. 

PLYMOUTH.— Ark of Love. Hope Chapel School-room, Ebring- 

Jbbsby.— Sir H. Havelock. G. T. Hall, Uuioa-st. Thursday 

Dublin.— St. Catherine's. Thomas Court. Tuesday. 


MosTE Video.- Southern Cross. 77, Calledelaa Piedras Taos. 

Monte Video,— Pioneer. Catte Gnarani, No. 19. Wednesday. 


Or&nd T.<cdge of South AnBtr.iUa I.O.G.T, 

R. w. Q. Lodge of the World. 

Members of the Order emigrating to Sontb AQBtralla will platue 

notetheaddreMof theG.W.8.— W. W, Win wood, I.O.G.T. OfDca 

Adelaide, S.A, 

ALDER3H0T.— Kings Own. Inf. Soh.-rra., C Lines, South Camp. 

Wed. 7. 
ALEXANDRIA.— Ut Prosim. Sailora' Home, Marina Wed. 7. 
BAwal Pindee— Excelsior. 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment. 

School-room, The Fort. Monday, 7. L.D., Corpl. A. Brown. 

Coi.cnESTER. — Stronghold of Friendship. Inf. 8oh., Camp, Wed. 
Egypt. — Lome. N.W. Block, Ramleh Barracka, 
H.M.S. Superb, Zante.— Rose of the East. Tues. 
PoRTSEA.- Portsmouth Garrison. Cairo Restaurant. Sat. 7. 
Ramleh (Egypt).- Branch of Earpii'a First. E. Palace. Tues. 7 
SHEERNESS.— Nvl. Excclsior. Wood's CoffeeHo., Mile Tu. Fri. 
Malta.— Shropshire Guiding Star a.. The Rest. Wed.. 7 p.m. 
NewRY. — Homeward Bound, M 13. Infant School. Mon.7. 
OLD BROMPTON,— Red. White and Blue. I.O.G.T, Hall. Sat. 7. 
Portsea.— Nil Desperandum, Cairo Pi-eBturant, Thursday. 7. 
H.M.S. Nelson, Australia.— Red Cross. Saturday. 
Winchester.- Garrison Safeguard. Bt. Maurice Hall, High-st. 



cW^ and HONESTLY REALISED by persons of either 
BEX, without hindrance to present occupation. — For 
particular- and Sample enclose addressed envelope to 
Evans, Watts, & Company, (P 112), Merchanta, Bir- 
mingham, — Thi3 is genuine. 

pQ Weekly may easily be earned by persona of 
cW/V either sex seUing the Parker Umbrella (regis- 
tered). — For particulars, address stamped directed enve- 
lope to J. P, P.irker; Umbrella Works, Sheffield. 

A GIFT. Free, post paid. Professor Brown s 
fnr 168(i. It fairly glows with quotations and Illustra- 
tions from the " Bard of Avon." I shall print three 
million copies, and will send 10 copies free, prepaid to any 
one who will judiciously distribute them in their locality. 
—Address, Frkdk. W. Hale, 61, Chandoa -street, Covent 
Garden, London. 

Wanted, Ladies and Yoimg Men to work for us, 
full or spare time ; work sent by Parcels Post ; no can- 
vassing.— Full particulars free from Novelty Company, 
50, Leicester-square, London. 


Will the W.S. or L.t). of the following Lodges plea?e 
note that the dates of their announcements in the Visitors 
Guide have expired ? We shall be glad to repeat tbt 
notice on receipt of order and subscription. 

Silver-street.— Notting Hill Gate 
Richmond (Yorks.).— Howards Green. 
Worthing.— Workingmen's Own. 
Wimbledon. — General Chas. Gordon. 

ShoeburyneBfi. — Hope o£ Shoeburyness. 


A Temperance Festival in a ioij.o. 

Oa Christmas Day at about 3 p.m. the raembera 
began to assemble at our Temporary Lodge-room, 
2., a dilapidated tomb of some departed Mussul- 
au, which stands on the summit of a small hill 
about 500 yards to the north of Camp Sultanpore. 
The tomb is about 30ft. high, with a domelike 
roof ; the floor of the interior measures about 24ft. 
square, but with the aid of the temporary straw 
ties " the interior as now used for our meetings 
measures roughly 24 by. 3G— rather small for tho 
200 odd Templars in the camp, but not to bo 
.lepised under the circumstances. By 4 p.m. , a 
goodly number of brothers having assembled, pro- 
ceedings commenced by an attack on the eatables 
provided by Lodges, which included several plum 
puddings of enormous size. When the inner man 
had been satisfied (and more tlian satisfied in some 
cases), bonfires were lit and singing commenced, 
the enjoyment lasting until the Canxp Oun called 
to quarters at tattoo." — The Indian Good Ttmplarj 
January, 18SG. 

The D.L. of Trinidad has once more selected 
Bro, J. H. Coilens as its D.C.T. Our brother hold 
the post some three or four years back, and the 
Order owed much of its success and prosperity to 
the efforts put forth by our brother. Of late tho 
numerical strength of the District has been steadily 
on the decline. We hope, however, that with the 
advent of Bro. Coilens, and by the assistance his 
colleagues are capable of rendering, that the Order 
will advance both in numbers and influence. 


In referring to a recent meeting held in Brussels 
in furtherance of a young Temperance organisation 
and at which Dr. Moeller and Sister Miss C. A. 
Gray (R.W.G.D. Marshal) Antwerp, and others, 
spoke, the newspaper L^Eto'df Bdgc tlius vainly 
attempts to discourage this attempt to soberiae tho 
most drink-cursed country in Europe : — 

The society against the abuse of alcoholic 
drinks has done, like the mountaineers in the 
' White Lady " — it has met. It was neither for a 
fete nor for a baptism, unless it acted for the 
baptism of wines and spirits. This meeting took 
place on Sunday at half-past two in the anti- 
chamber of the burgomaster. We are very much 
afraid that, owing to the national temperament, 
it will still further for a long time be only the anti- 
chamber. The members of the Executive present 
were Mr. Lahaye, lawyer and provincial councillor, 
president ; Mr. Candelier, general secretary, and 
Dr. Moeller, assistant secretary. There was a crowd 
of 30 persons. 

" On leaving the Gulf of Otranto 
There were thirty." 

Heaven grant that without arriving at Cadiz tliere 
may soon be only 10 ! 

Dr. Moeller read a paper tending to shew that 
there is a larger consumption of spirits in Belgium 
than in any other country. He preaches the entire 
renunciation of all this kind of drink. Dr, Moeller 
is an anti-liquorist in transition. Mr. Candelier is 
an anti-liquorist suited to the times. He finds Dr. 
Moeller's system diflicult to realise in Belgium. He 
does not think that taking a few glasses can 
be dangerous. He would only repress the abuse. 

Then in tho midst of an animated discuaaion, a 
young English lady rose, extolling total abstinence. 
This Joan of Arc of anti-alcoholism would only 
allow us tea and lemonade, or perhaps what would 
be better, clear water. In short, the re-establish- 
meut of torture, and above all by water. Certainly 
Louis XIV. when signing his edict did not foresee 
such a thing as this. These English do not go by 
fonr roads. It seems to us, however, that between 
the cxaggf rated drinking of the Poles, and the ex- 
cessive barrenness of the Sahard, we could suggett 
to this English lady that tiiere is amilderaud mor« 
temperate regime. 

Food Adultkration.— Mr. Cassall, lecturing at the 
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named, as they contain the smallest quantity of Cncoa." 
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Newport, Men., Easter, 188G. 

Dbau Bkothers and Sisteu.s, — 

A pfcullar feeling of gratification animates me 
while preparing this report, because, for the first 
time in the history of our Order in England, our 
CI rand Lodge work is centred in a home 
which it will bo able to call its own ; 
and one, too, of whose appearance and dimen- 
sions we have no reason to feel ashamed. For many 
yeara I have hoped for the time when we might 
possess such a visible proof that our Order had 
*' come to stay" in old England; and our now 
Grand Lodge offices will eloquently testify to that 
fact, in spite of those desertions, declensions, and 
other distresses which sometimes try the best of 


The course of the Order during the past year 
has been somewhat uneven. Soon after last Grand 
Lodge, summer brought its comparative lassitude 
and consequent losses, and later in the year the 
General Election inevitably created some local con- 
tentions and a general distraction from Lodgework 
— the Lodge attendance suffering, while good 
members were supporting Parliamentary candidates 
favourable to our principles. Seeing a somewhat 
heavy declension, I have at recent D.L. sessions, 
except where they did not atford me time, urged and 
constituted Sub-District Mission Committees to 
! break up new ground ; and the fact that since New 
Year's Day we have instituted about 50 new Lodges 
is surely an indication of a turn for the better. 

I do not here imitate the detailed geographical 
record I gave last year, but merely just refer to the 
groups of counties. In the Northern counties we 
have in the past sutlered much, but the decreased 
distress on the Tyne promises well — and especially 
in North Durham, where the W.D.Sec. , Bro. 
Itichardson, is fast multiplying Lodges. The de- 
pressed mining and iron interests in West Cum- 
berland cause us Uiss, but in the East we 
are looking up. Our agent, Bro. Wrathall, has been 
doing good service all the year ia the Northern 
Districts. North Lancashike is healthy and ad- 
vancing under Bro. Mansergh; and S. E. Lancashire 
is all alive with mission work, projected by our 
P.G.W.C.T., Bro. Edwards. Our iVehh District 
of South Lancashire is a creditable self-contained 
community of 900 members, whose D.L. awarded 
£35 in prizes at its last literary and musical compe- 
tition. In YoRK^sHiEE, Cleveland District projects a 
bazaar for IMission funds ; North Yorks at 
last has Mission Committees appointed ; the North- 
west has been moving forward ; the Central District 
is admirably capturing new tuwns under the im- 
ported D.D., Rev. Bro. Deans, and Bro. AUpass, 
W.D.Sec. ; while S.W. Yorks is fairly solid, but 
not to politically harmonious or so devoutly in 
earnest as its honoured D. D., Bro. Buyd, could 
wish. He says — and it is true of the whole Order 
— ** If we can work aa sane men we shall succeed. 
If we simply seek to amuse ourselves we shall 
DIE !" 

The East Midland Districts have been plodding 
along, but nearly all have suffered from depression, 
except Cambridgeahirej which haa advanced from 

nine to 12 Lodges. The Beds D.L. is excep- 
tionally good in discipline. Our Special Grand 
Lodge Sessions at Grimsby and Northampton may 
give an impetus in those parts. The West Mid- 
land counties have plodded along without anything 
exceptional transpiring. Some have latterly made 
progress, and most are planning for extension — 
South Stafford notably. At Birmingham a French- 
speaking Lodge has been started, and a "National" 
Sub-Lodge is projected at the G. L. Offices, largely 
to attack, by correspondence, travelling ministers 
and others who now get adrift through removals. 

Of the South- We-stern Counties, Wilts is ad- 
ancing well with Bro. Bramley as its engaged mis- 
sionary. Somerset is respectable in the West ; is 
earnest in its village missions in the middle dis- 
trict ; and, in the East, several new Lodges have 
been formed. The Gloucestershire districts are 
good, but not progressive. Monmouthshire has 
gained 37 per cent. Dorset drags somewhat. Each 
District of Devonshire ia stirring, and Cornwall is 
trying to advance in the East, and secure a Grand 
Lodge special session in the West. 

The South Eastern Districts vary much. Suf- 
folk is healthy. Essex is educating its members 
with its District Loan Library, &c. ; and Hants has 
done considerable Mission Work. The valuable 
district of Sussex needs a revival. 

Without mentioning other Districts, it may be 
fairly said that good ia being done in each ; that 
losses are being endured with fortitude, and gains 
being sought with spirit. The Metropolis, how- 
ever, gives cause for anxiety ; while the 
smaller West Surrey Districts has a con- 
tinuous record of harmonious advancement. 
In East and Mid Surrey District the admirable work 
of the past few years has been followed by an 
reactionary decrease of GOO members. This need 
not prove irremedial if the intelligent spirits who 
have so much sustained the Distiictin the past will 
still labour in this tiaie of trial. The important 
District of Middlesex is our main cause of anxiety. 
It comprises 47 Parliamentary constitutencies, 
having an enormous population, and, as I said last 
year, the responsibilities of its D.L. are proportion- 
ately great. In last year's report I suggested some 
methods with a view to its better administration, 
but 1 do not think these have been attempted. 
Possibly a failure to divide the work may partly 
account for a rising cry for the division of the 
District Lodge. During the past two years the net 
loss in this county reaches about 2,000 members, 
and this being so it is surely worth the while of 
this Grand Lodge to give attention to it or to 
empower its Executive to give special attention to 
it with a view to an improvement both in numbers 
and influence. 

I shall unite with the Grand Lodge Executive in 
reporting our Crystal Palace Fete, which for 
two successive years has been arranged with 
immense labour and great efficiency by our Metro- 
politan brethren, with such minor help as we could 
render. There have again also been very large 
seaside excursions arranged by our brethren at 
Bradford-on-Avon and Guildford, while river trips 
have been enjoyed from Cambridge and Plymouth, 
and many local and united festivals held in other 
parts. These I do not particularise this year ; 
leaving it to be taken for granted that we have 
played enough, whether we have worked enough 
or not. 

The various committees will report on our excel- 
lent OtpJianagejOn our Sab-Lodge programme3,w\kich 

are multiplying, and, I trust, improving ; and it 
will be found that the committee on new Bymn 
and Ode Book are making good progress in these 
extensive undertakings. 


On tiie whole, it will be found that a consider- 
able—though not a calamitous — decrease has been 
suffered during the past year. We may partly 
attribute our losses to the continued re-action 
from the exciting public efforts of late years. All 
otherTemperance bodies feel the same thing. Yet wo 
initiate enough to secure a large increase, if we only 
adequately tried to retain our converts. The main 
fault is within ourselves. While some Lodges have 
advanced in intelligence and culture, other Lodges 
have receded, and have been distracted by dis- 
putes, or tutored in frivolity, till sensible and sensi- 
tive people have left in despair. I do not justify, but 
blame, those who have thus left. But I repeat that 
the fault is mainly within the Lodges themselves ; 
and it can only be remedied by more devotion to 
the Order as it stands. It will not be done by re- 
casting our machinery ; by altering our regalia ; by 
abridging our ceremonies ; by abolishing our 
degrees, or by revising our constitution. 
The Order calls for no great revolu- 
tion in its rules, and no sweeping re- 
form in its government. We need rather to 
"cease patching the machine, and get some more 
corn ground." " We want^less play in the Lodges, 
and more work." The tendency is to expect that 
more latitude in amusement will enable the mem- 
bers to work better. I do not believe it. I believe 
we must hold the standard higher — not lower it. 
In doing the former we may have yet fewer 
members ; but what we most want is better 
members, even though they bo fewer. 

We are in some districts thinning out, instead 
of winning, the middle classes. Our Order 
can never be complete without them. We 
have need to especially try to win and 
retain them. In some places they are 
barely welcomed — their very intelligence being 
almost objectionable to those who are too untutored 
to fully realise the many sided mission of our great 
Order. TtieG.W. Secretary of Scotland recently 
said that the Order there " was getting too respec- 
table." I make no such complair.t in England. In 
some places it is the respectable element which is 
wanted, or has been almost eliminated. I know 
this is not the rule, but the exceptions are too 
numerous to be ignored. The main — though not 
the entire — shortcoming is in tho Subordinate 
Lodges— the very basis of the Order; and their 
improvement is of more importance than anything 
else which the Sub-Lodges, the District Lodges, or 
the Grand Lodge could attempt to effect. I am 
almost induced to suggest that the Grand Lodge 
instruct the new G.L. Executive to take the initia- 
tive in this great task, and to call upon District 
Lodges to heartily co-operate in any efforts which 
may be devised. It would be worth calling special 
conferences, or a special session of most District 
Lodges— in connection with some deputation from 
the Grand Lodge — to consider tliis one subject. 
Advice by circular to Lodges is not heard by all, 
and is only heeded by a few. To reach the general 
rank and tile we need also to occasionally send for 
each separate member a special leaflet of counsel. 

The Democracy of the Order is its great merit 
and its great peril. It is bad when Democracy 
degenerates into Communism ; and it is bad when 
our equal rights fellowship ia abused by those who 



April 19, 1886. 

will not attempt to raiae Ihemselvea to tKe level of 
respect for others, but who expect culture nnil ro- 
fincmeiittoeffiwo iUclf to quslify for their fflluw- 
sliip. A uotabk' Temperance worker spoke to mt 
of this, and on my declarinn it Vi\s an 
excrescence of the principle of iJemocracy in 
the Order— .^ prinr:iple in which I helicved— 
he responded, " Oh yu«, I believe in Democracy as 
a principle, but 1 would sooner be governed by St, 
Stephen's than St. Olios'." We have room for St. 
Giles, but ni;t to the exclusion of St. Stephen's— 
whic^ ia, 'it lew*, aa valuable— our Democracy 
notwithstanding ; and unlesa we speedily act to 
work to gain and retain the middle, as 
well m the working or poorer classes— whom 
we rigl.tly welcome — we shall drift further from St 
Stephen's and nearer to St. Giles'. It the Order is 
to be respected everywhere, our meiiibers nnut 
everywhere reepect the Order, and respect them- 
selves, and be not only fraternal but respectful to 
each other. 

Tlie fault, however, is not confined to Subordi- 
nate Lodges. During my visits to District Lodges I 
have found large assemblies, much interest, and 
due loyalty to, and respect for, the G.L. and its 
ofiicn's. But in a few cases I have seen just 
enough to shew that there was a slovenliness in 
administration, and an uncoulhnssj in conduct 
toward others which boded no i;0od to the 
Order. More than this ; with the democratic which has recently taken possession of 
the English people, there cornea into ttie Order a 
spirit which is not ope of "in honour preferring 
one another," but which thinks that present reform 
consists of discounting past Avorkers. One aome- 
tinics sees young vtorkeis ignored and even veteran 
workers, after years of toil, retiring unthanked 
by their successors. Truly good workers should 
keep working for its own sake, for a good con 
science is their best reward ; yet gratitude is dui 
and should 6nd uteranoe. Forltickof this, sensi 
tivo men of worth ate allowed to drift from ua, 
think they, too, are faulty in doing so. If ingrati 
tude and misunderstanding be their cross they 
should patiently try to carry it. The Order ia still 
great and good— even more good than great - 
and good men should not practically de- 
sert tin Order to whose grand priuciplea tiiey 
have pledged lifelong adhesion. lis principles 
still require those of " the Old Guard" to stand 
by the Temple in which its teachings are enshrined. 
Some day the vtry existence of the Order may be 
imperilled for lack of their proteotionand assistance. 
Let the younger officers Dnd that the veteran can 
again do duty in the ranks and file as of yore. The 
O'rdtr will itself be elevated and the veteran digni- 
fied by such devotion to duty— a devotion which 
blind mortals may fail to recognise, but which will 
not go unrewarded in the end. _ 

I wiite earnestly because I am not satisfied wit.i 
the status and numerical strength of our army of 
about 75,000 adults, and 55,000 adherents of the 
junior branch. Others may regard 1.30,000 aoula 
aa a great array to be attached to our Grand Lodge 
of England, but it ia our buainese not only to in- 
crease" its numerical strength, bat to increase its 
power for good in the land. 

Our Boiaier Lodges are admirably looked after 
by their District leaders, and are continuously in- 
creasing. It will be remembered that about one 
half of the Military District loft ua about two years 
aoo owing to internal ditlerences. The losses have 
been far more than made u? since : fur the 
W.D.Sec, Bro. E. K. Smith, reports an increase 
of 57 per c«nt. between November 1883 and 1884, 
and an increase of 40 per cent, from 
November, 188t, to November, 188a. 

Oor rom.aining Lodgca in E^ypt and the Soud.n 
appear in courao of removal homewards. Some 
have an heroic history, and notably amongst 
them the Nil Desporandum Lodge in the Royal 
Sussex Regiment. This Lodge, in going up thft 
Nile, was divid.jd, under the military orders whi^i 
divided the regiment for the time ; and the Lod*e 
resolved, in spite of losses in battle or otherwise, V' 
continue securing adherents, and to come back 
stronger itiU. It divided its five rituals amongst th4 
five sections of the Lodge, and empowered each td 
hold sessions up the Nile and initiate candidates.^ 
Those sections were eventually hundreds of miles 
apart from each other, but each atill worked w-ith 
such regularity that when they were ro-united it 
was found that on the same night the respoct^ive 
sections of this Lodge, with prayer and praise, had 
held sessions at Dongola ; Debbah ; Korti (General 
■Wolaeley'B furthest head-quarter.) ; m the desert 
at Gadkul Wells; and at Mcttameh, where 

General Gordon's steamora were met below 
Khartoum. This Lodge been warmly wel- 
comed at Portsmouth ; as also has the " Old 
Fortiotli" Lodge on its return from Aden, 
Arabia, with its Juvenile Temple whose 
iroTammein Aden w»a a model of what a pro- 
-rammo should be. 

' I may add that Bro. Flynne, G. W.C.T. of India, 
has sent n:o the names and home addresses of a 
large number of time-expired soldier brethren. I 
have duplicated those names, Ac, and sent them 
to brethren living in the respective localities, so 
that the returued biethreu could be visited at 
their homes and retained to the Order. I know 
this has been extensively effected. 

After correspondence with our energetic and 
devoted District Deputy of tho Military District, 
Uro. Quarteriuuater Sergeant O. G. L. Jones, I 
wrote Genera! Sir George Willis for facilities for 
my Special Deputy, Bro. Bishton, to have access 
to home-coming soldier brethren on a rrival at 
Portsmoutli, and was thus answered : — 

Sir Georgs Willis heartily approveaof the good work 
done by your society, «nd will bo most happy to render 
your agent any iBsiatanoe on the jetly if ho appliis to the 
ataB Officer ou duty, whan troops dinemWwk, ami will 
cause yo" to be allordod access to any of the men before 
they march oil. Your agent will thus have a IwUer op- 
portunity of steing and 8i)e.iking t) the man when tliey 
are mote at leisurs than on bi.arj ship." 

The General kindly oQ'ered ns other facilities in 
raoard to the placing of notice boards of the Order 
on' Ooveniment premises. Wo are availing our- 
selves of the opportunities thus .%11'orded. 
Our Naval Lodges are increasing in numbers, 
and tho onerous task of keeping touch with them by 
correspondence ia faithfully performed by the Dis- 
trict leaders, especially by Bra W. Davey, the 
W.D.Sec, and tho D.C.T., Bro. James Rae— who 
has bravely laboured on amidst repeated family 
bereavements. Bosidoa the Lodgna aboard 19 
ships of war, and others'at home ports, this Dis 
trict now has a'-taehed to it seiport Lodges 
at Singapore (Malaysia) ; Victoria (British 
Columbia); Callao (Peru) ; Valparaiso (Chili); 
■ia (Egypt) ; blong Kong (China) ; Aden 
(Arabia) ; Trincomaloe (Ceylon), and the Islands of 
Bermuda and St. Helena, the latter island having 
successful Juvenile Temple also. 
The Naval District Lodge has enacted a bye-law 
requiring all applicant* for membership to notify 
" "p ctlicors to withhold their grog rationa. 
The District is harmonious and prosperous, and in 
good financial condition. 

I suggest that this Grand Lodge hereby 
authorises the new Grand Lodge Executive to fur- 
nish each of our faithful military and naval 
brethren who were out on active service, with a 
certified expression of its appreciation of their 
fidelity to the Order under trying circumatanccs- 
and in this connection I specially mention Bro. 
Palmer, who proved an exceptionally able corre- 
sponding " Visiting " Deputy during the campaign 
in Egypt and the Soudan. 

Our brethren in Belgium are losing by the re- 
moval of the Sisters Gray to England. Sister C. A. 
Gray, our P. G.D.Marahal may, however, possibly 
return to promote Temperance on the Continent 
generally, and so still be occasionally Irelpful to our 
Order in Antwerp. The especially devoted manner 
in which she has laboured for our Order and cause 
merits our warmest t'lanks. We have had no recent 
report from Rotterdam, Hoilasd. Our long- 
lived Lod'.;e in Germany, tho "Port of 
burg" Lodge, has removed to the Gorman 
Voung Men's Christian Association Roo'ns, 
and now meets every Wednesday and Friday 
rvrghts to welcome English, and all other, visitors. 
We still have Lodges working among the natives 
and settlers of the Wrxt Coast of Afric.v, but 
.uld like to have more frequent reports sent 
from them to the Watohwoud. In the Wrst I..<MV,.s, 
our Tritudtil District holds on fairly, a new Good 
Templar Hall having been built at Port of Spain. 
In Barhadua several Lodges are still workin.' ; and 
other Lodges continue in existence in the islands 
of Antigua, Gnnada, St. KMt, St. Vincent, and 
vTvhano. Our " Kietur " Lodge still survives in 
British Guiana and publishes a capital pro- 
?ramrae. A notabl.i event of tho year is the forma- 
tion of a Spanish speaking Lodge at Valparaiso, 
while on the other side of South America onr 
Spanish speaking brethren in Uruguav are adding 
to their Lodges, and have issued as their orzan 
The Fik,st Si-anlsh Temperance Periodical 

in the shape of a neat monthly, entitled Bl Teai- 
pliii-io No. 1 of which appeared on New \eara Day 
at Montevideo. It will be their Spanish organ for 
Uruguay, and the adjoining Republic of La Plata, 
where also new Lodges are springing into life. Bro. 
Rev T B. Wood, at Montevideo, and Bro. Oeorgs j 
Viney, at Rosario, La Plata, are continuing iheir ■{ 
devoted labours and their inspiriting cone- 

Laat year wo announced tho initiation into our 
Order, under this Grand Lodge, of King Tawhiao 
and his chiefs while visiting thia country. Since 
their reluni they so actively promulgated our 
principles that many thousands of the IVtiori peoplj 
took the pledge, and the entire inhabitanU of tiie 
King's Country so persistently memorialised the 
BritTah Government to prohibit tho importation and 
saloof intoxicants amongst them, that t'loae petitions 
have been acceded to, and this, the hnoat ot 
coloured races, are thus emancip.ated from tho ■ 
curse of the liquor traffic. Tlie Australaaian news- 
papers note this event as very significant and 
eminently gratifying, the Queensland hthbcn 
and Good Templar Gazette remarking that :— 

"In N«w Zonland three millioa acrea of fertile land 
have been dediciled to prohiOitKin for ever. We are in- 
formod that thia meanure 13 founded upon a provision m 
the Licensing Act of the colony, that if the native owners 
ol any land on which alioenca for the sals of mtoxicatmc; 
drink has not yot been Kranted mako application to tue 
governor to have tlioir land exempt froin the operations of 
tbe Licensing Act, the Govarnor-in-Oounoil shall make 
proolamstion decUrin? that no liccncaf ot tbesaloof drinka 
ahall be granted witliin such areas. The frienJa of tha 
Manii riico hivo done much toward brmning tlm about 
with tho cordial assent of the whole people fr.m Tawhiao 
down to have their land protected from tho demon ol in- 
temperance. Til. simple untutored Maori aeta a Rood 
example in thia reapact to civiliaod Biituh-coloniala. 

We have also been somewhat coneerned with tho 
Capo proclamation, aUowing sale of liquors, without 
any roslraiiit, to the chiefs and headmen of tho 
South African Traiiskei, but which is now thus far 
withdrawn, as shown at length in our Watchword. 
I shall not anticipate the report of our Grand 
Electoral Superintendent, Bro. John Kempster, and 
of tho Politic^il Committee over which he presides. 
It ia due to Bro. Kempater and ourselves to note 
his candidature for a seat in Parliament aa repre- 
senting Enfield, and to say that although he was 
not successful, yet the large number of votes polled 
for him, and the handsome contributiona of our 
brethren toward his election expenses, indicated 
that he made a good fiitht, and had the hearty 
■rmpathy of the memhership. I should have been 
most happy to have congratulated him on hia return; 
and am glad that he fought and deserved to win ; 

" 'Tis not in mortals to command aucceas, 
We all must regret the temporary defeat of brave 
Sir Wilfrid Lawaon's candidature- by a teetotal 
rival, too— and we must also regret that our 
honour-d and estimable Bro. Benjamin Whitworth 
(chairman of the U.K.A. Executive) did not se.mre 
re-election. But the election of the two new Good 
Templar insmbers of Parliament, viz,, our P. DD. 
forE, and M. Surrey, Bro. Dr. G. B. Clark, M P. 
for Caithness, and Bro. Wilson, for a Durham con- 
stituency ,are gr.atitying events. The latter's notable 
help in pushing on the Durham Sunday Cloaing 
Bill in Parliament is an earnest of hia future efforta. 
On the whole, tho Parliamentary election gave the 
Temperance party a largely increased number 
of favourable members in the House, but Sir 
Wilfrid Lawson is wanted there as their leader. 
The recent return of Mr. Caino is our latest cause 
for congratulati n. But there ia need for tho Tem- 
perance botioa generally to be united and prepared 
with a Bill of their own, lest the Government Bill 
be further delayed, or prove inadequate— as it 
almost certainly will prove to be. This is a matter 
of tho gravest national importance. It is little uao 
for this, that, or the other one society to be 
producing separate Bills, We need a Bill to 
bo foimulated by, and in the name of, 
as many societies as possible ; and for tho 
" direct veto" to be its central point. We do not 
want to be " licence reformers," but inasmuch as, 
oven after the direct veto ia enacted, many districts 
will bo many years in putting it into force, wo 
ought, for the benefit of such di3trict8,tohave minor 
vetoes or restrictions also provided for, as is done in 
the Bills adopted in Canada and Australia, which 
also include the direct veto. 

We have need of a devoted and plodding Parlia- 

Anst 19, 1886. 



mentary agent who can receive tlio ideas of this 
G.L. and its ofticera, and to work them out aa to 
more our whole membership who are outside the 
House, and help to move the whole of the M.P.'s 
inaido the House. With all eariie8tae3s 1 urge this 
Graad Lodge to take steps — aud ade^iuate steps — to 
provide means for the engagement (if some one for 
this work. It is more important than any other. 
If we wisely and well worked this department our 
a4;tinty would give playing members some work to 
do, and would retain real workers, besides winning 
adhereats of a solid soit. 

Your representatives will report their atieudance 
nt this notable session, held in the Parliament House 
at Stockholm last midsummer ; and will indicate the 
fraternal reception they met with, and the business 
transacted there. Your kindness in sparing me to 
visit the Swedislr brethren two orthreeweeks before 

British League took the lead in callin;; tlie second 
for Yorkshire, Derby, and Nottinghamshire, and 
this declared for thorough prohibitory measures', 
ani against compensation, &c. This G.L. is asked 
to help to promote a third for the Midlands, and 
tliie, I trust, we shall heartily do ; but it seems 
scarcely expedient to hold this wliile the public 
mind is concentrated on Cabinet disruptions and the 
Irish question. If, however, the Government docs 
not speedily shew its hand in relation to Temper- 
ance, it will be essential that the Temperance people 
should show theirs — and ungloved too. 


Last autumn the Social Science Association in- 
vited our Grand Lodge to send delegates tu join 
their council, with other delegates of Temperance 
bodies, and of brewers and licensed victuallers, to 
jointly constitute a committee to arrange a National 
Conference on Temperance Legislation. This was 

that session enabled me to travel 2,000 miles across held at London on February 25-C, when papers 

;3 ror an interna- y 

:p last ye;tr created ^ 
\ Beli/iuin a desire to . ^ Qg 
of English-speakiiijj'' 

that country and acrossNorway,.-ind address meetings 
almost daily. The welcome accorded I shall never 
forget ; and the outing enabled me to return to duty 
in better health than for years past. You will note 
with pleasure a R.W.G.L. gain of 20,000 members 
since its preceding session in Nova Scotia; and will,! 
am sure, recogr.ise the generous, unsolicited and un- 
expected vote by E.W.G. Lodge of £250 to this G.L. 
in aid of our Charter Lawsuit expenses. We irecd 
not now elect our representatives for next 
R.W.G.L. session, at Carnarvon, because this 
G.l#. will meet again ere then. 

From time to time — at intervals of several years 
there have been International Temperance Con- 
ferences on the Continent, the last but one being 
in Paris, when the International Exhibition was 
there. The next was projected for London, 
but the Continentals were not ready for a 
semi-English programme, and the project 
dropped. The ai-ranijements for an Inturna- 
tioital Exhibition at Aut 
in the minds of our friends in 
bring the sturdy Tuototalism 

peoples into contact with the less advanced teaching 
of the Continent, with a view to uplift the cause in 
Belgium aud neighbouring countries. To our 
worthy sister, C, A. Gray, is largely due the credit 
of this project, which was warmly advanced 
by Dr. Moeller, of Brussels, who is perltaps 
the only abstaining doctor in Belgium. 
There were 17 English societies represented, 
including this Grand Lodge, and many Continental 
countries sent delegates, beside yet others from 
America. The Couferenee met in the Hotel de 
Ville, and was welcomed by the Burgomaster. Mr. 
Lehaye, M. P. , was president, and he kindly trans- 
lated and read in French the paper I had prepared 
on a " Century of Temperance Teaching," and in 
which our Order liad fair prominence given. The 
papers and proceedings are now issued in 
iPrench at the price ('f Is. only. Before 
the Conference ended the president proposed 
that greater permanence be given to these Interna- 
tional assemblages by constituting certain of those 
present into a committee to arrange for the place 
of next Conference to be hold elsewhere about two 
years from thnn. Sister Gray and myself were 
made members of that committee, which includes 
leading spirits from the dillerent British organisa- 
tions, and from all the countries represented, r 


This Grand Lodge took a prominent part in 
founding the National Temperance Federation, anti 
1 have, .13 one of the hon. secretaries, given soma 
little attention to its working, though its first hon. 
seOTetary, Mr. J. C. Clegg, of Sheffield, properlj 
leads in this respect. I trust we shall be able tc 
co-operafco still more heartily with it, for the nee( 
of still greater unity and earnestness will soon bi 
widely felt, and especially in reg 
Temperance legislation. Tlia Federation 
braces most of the large associati.tns whicl 
enjoin Total Abstinence and Prohibition, seven 
teen national and Denominational bodies bein 
federated. It has been suggested that section: 
conferences on Temperance Legislation be 
by the federated and other bodies. The 
the Nortl>ern counties, was largely promoted by odr 
brethren and the Northern League, and th' 
representative Temperance Conference 
held for the four Northern counties adopted 
a declaration in favour of creatin^ 
independent Temperance political party. T! 

loon bi 
rd ti 

Licence Reform," " Compensation," and 
" Prohibition " were read and debated. No 
vote cciuld be taken in a gathering so 
unique and varied in its composition. Tho 
occasion will be memorable to at least all who were 
present— delegates from 30 representative Temper- 
ance bodies, aud about 20 drink-trade societies, 
being among the number. In preparing one of 
the papers on " Compensation," I not only culled 
the facts of British Temperance Legislation, as 
against compensation to drinkseUers, but obtained 
declarations from leading Tamper.ince bodies 
in England, and valuable evidence from 
tho Government officials and statesmen in 
Canada and the United States, &c. It is not for 
me to rem.ark upon tlie reception of tho paper by 
the Conference and the Temuerance Press, but the 
research and labour it enta'lod will not 
be regretted now that the remarkable evidences 
the paper contains are having a wide circulation iu 
a very cheap form. 



In Bro. Gbobue Charlton we had the 
foremost Temperance figure in the North ; * 
worker of )iaIP-a-century, and one whoso 
homely, rugged, yet kiniiy advocacy never 
suffered by his elevation to the mayoralty of 
(iateshead, or his promotion to the alder- 
manio bench. As secretary of tho Norlhern 
Temperance League he was ever active, while 
his loyalty to the Order never waned from, 
tho night I convinced and initiated him, to 
the time he represented us in the R.W.G. 
Lodge of tho World in 1877, and on to his 
death last year. The only man who is recog- 
nised as his successor in prominence in the 
North is his old comrade, our present G. W. 
Counsellor, Bro. Geors^e Dodus — who has 
now succeeded him as a Vice-President of the 
U.K. Alliance. 

Bko. Thomas Richardson, B.A., was a 
true Christian gentleman, He was chair- 
man of our G.L. Political Action Com- 
mittee in 1873, and was a leading spirit 
in originating our " vote-for-vote and 
nothing - for - nothing " policy. lie was 
brother of our P.G.W.V.T., Sister Hellena 
Richardson. He became a R.W.G.L. 
member at Boston, Mass., 1878. He, with 
his sons, originated the " Danielite " (Vege- 
tarian) Order. Of late years, owing to 
failing health, he has lived at Jerusalem, and 
in Cyprus, but came home to die in London 
last December. His end was peace. 

Bro. DoN.iLD Campbeil was enrolled by 
our brethren at Reading many years ago, and 
was a grateful and ardent worker who never 
ceased to sacrifice for the Order. He was 
D.C.T. for Berkshire for some years, until 
his death, and was a regular and well-known 
member of this Grand Lodge. He was second 
to none in his loyalty to, and interest in, our 
Order and cause. 

Our Bro. F. Walli.s, of Kettering, was 
an honourable representative public man, 
and a notable Temperance worker, who had 
rendered us good service as D.C.T. of North 

In Bro. Georor Sutueklasd, a past 
D.L. Representative of Middlesex, we lost 
one who had been a devoted officer of our 
Order for 14 year3,and a Temperance speaker 

45 years. His funeral was attended by over 
1,000 persons. He was a former Represen- 
tative to this G.L.. and all his nearest rela- 
tives are Good Templars, his son being a re- 
presentative to this Sessitm. 

Bro. W. H. WArrs, of South Northamp- 
tonshire, had been a devoted worker in tho 
Order. He was W.D. Chaplain at the time 
of his death, and had before been D.C.T., and 
manager of the Northampton People's CM 

Bro. Roi:ert Imiey, P.W.D.Tr., of Mid- 
Somerset, is one whose name need only be 
mentioned to cmitie our minds upon the 
well known and devoted "Quaker" family of 
which he was the worthy head ; and 
widow and daughters have done so very 
much to uphold and commend our Order in 
this and other lands. As they are, so he 
was— true and devoted to the Order's highest 
welfare. He has gone, but they remain with 
us, and by their acts they say to him in 
Shakespeare's words, 

" Wo shall jointly laliour on v/ith your soul." 

Bro. jAMii.sEooY has been long known as 
a sturdy, houest and eloquent advocate, who 
served the British Temperance League and 
other bodies as agent fur many years. He 
joined the Order early, and remained in 
fellowsliip till his death. 

Bko. James Nicuolls, of Norwich, was a 
devoted Good Templar and Tempiranca 
veteran, who, amidst failing health, could 
daro to stand alone for prohibition ; and 
whose consistent life was testified to by the 
very representative chariicicr of his funeral. 

Of the late Si^itkr >Vui,tlak8, of Cleve- 
dnn, it can be said that a sweeter spirit 
never blessed our Order with cinatant service 
and Christian devotion. Her worthy partner 
is spared to still labour in our midst. 

Last year Pro. R. Eddyvkan, of Porlh- 
leven, Cornwall, obtained our leave to re- 
ceive the G. L. Degree in the G.L. of Scot- 
land, at Aberdeen, where his fishing vessel 
was calling. A few weeks ago his vessel 
was sunk in collision in Mounts Bay, when 
ho, and his son, and brother (all Good 
Templars) and, another of the crew were 
drowned ; while another son and two of the 
crew — all Good Templars also — were at 
length rescued. Bro. Eddyvean was 
superintendent of the Wesleyan Sunday- 
school, and his drowned son was W.T. of the 
Juvenile Temple. His bereaved widow is 
left with eight children, mostly young ; and 
his lost brother also loaves a widow. We 
cannot but deeply sympathise with those thus 
suddenly bereaved. 

There are yet many others who havo 
given us many years of good service, as par- 
ticularised in past issues of our Watchw'ord. 
Of these, manyhaveleft sorrowing relatives, 
who still stand with, and strive for, the Order 
for which the departed ones loved to labour. 
May they be Divinely comforted and con- 
tinuously sustained in their efforts to follow 
in the footsteps of thoso who havo gone 

Herewith will be appended a list of all the 
CIrand Lodge members who have passed 
away since we last met in Annual Session. 
While condoling the bereaved, wo shall 
doubtless dedicate to those deceased a 
memorial page in our Grand Lodge Journal. 
[The futl list mil he ijicen nextived:] 

As last G.L. Session endorsed the princple of a 
Provident Fund, I do not deem it in place to hero 
ai-gue as to its expediency or otherwise. The task 
of formulating a prospectus — much less all the 
necessary rules— was one involving much time and 
labour, and it could not be accomplished as soon as 
desired. Tho G.L. Executive felt it expedient to 
add me to the committee, and I havo somewhat re- 
luctantly liad to devote considerable time aud 
attention to it. Wliile I do not share the fears 
ef those who think that, when started, it will 
materially interfere with our legitimate L'idge work 
as Good Teniplars, I am, perhaps, less sanguine others as to great results quickly following 
its inauguration. I am satisfied that its income 
must be received by s^jecially appointed sub- 
collectors, and in such a way as not to impede 
Lodge business ; that the Provident business must 



April 19, 1886. 

not be considered as Sub-Lodge business; that the 
fundsshould not pass througKtheSub-Lodgeaccounts; 
that the business must be carried on without 
materially multiplying local meetings ; that 
it must be started on such a sound National basis as 
to afford full security, and be so acceptable to the 
Registrar of Friendly Societies as to secure regis- 
tration under the Act of Parliament. 

My own conviction ia that it may be well to now 
pronounce upon' certain leading features of the 
prospectus, as (1) the possible insurance of even 
non-abstaining wives and husbands of members ; 
(2) the insuraiico of such wives and husbands as do 
abstain ; (3) the insurance of abstaining children ; 
and (4) the suggested extra allowance to those who 
belong to both adult and juvenile Orders. 

Having decided these points, and generjiUy con- 
sidered any further leading features, I think that 
the final settlement must bo deferred till next 
annual session, before which time a committee 
could revise the prospectus, and draft full rules for 
your acceptance then. 


I have had a considerable number of appeals to 
decide, and these have involved a good deal of 
attention. The cases have, however, arisen rather 
from errors of form and lack of charitable feeling 
than from any really new points of law. The fol- 
lowinE;new rulings, however, have been given, and 
are reported for your approval or otherwise : — 

(a) Associate W.C.T.'s. — Associates mustobtain 
the passwoid for use as such from their ordinary 
Lodge. But an associate W.C.T., whose ordinary 
Lodge has not installed its officers, can, at his own 
installation as associate W. C. T. , receive the password 
to give to the ordinary members of his associate 
Lodge. Yet he cannot receive or use it afterwards 
till he obtams it from, or by warrant of, the W.C.T. 
of his own ordinary Lodge. 

(6.) Committee's Rei-ort. — A Lodge, in refer- 
ring a matter to a committee, cannot forbid them 
to report until they are unanimous. 

(c.) Good of the Order. — Under "Good of 
the Order " a visiting member is privileged to speak, 
but cannot insist upon it as a right ; and the rule 
of not speaking more than twice should be still 
observed by all, save by special leave. 

(d) Majokity Votes. — Where any majority of 
votes is required, we do not count neutral votes, or 
blank ballots, but only reckon votes for and against. 
Thus if 3G members are present and 12 are neutral 
or cast blank ballots, it would only require 10 votes 
out of the remaining 24 to constitute a legal tno- 
thirds vote. 

(c) Suspension foil Arrears. — Members sus- 
pended for arrears are re-instated without vote or 
iififemony, on payment of the dues owing at the 
tit^e of suspension and of dues for the current 

(0 Violation while Suspended. — A member 
violating his pledge while suspended, or while 
out on card, is Bubje<;t to trial by his Lodge 
(if on clearance card, by the Lodge granting the 
card), and, as in other cases, can be restored within 
four weeks of confession or conviction— falling 
which he is expelled andean only be re-admitted 
(after at least one month's interval) by election and 
initiation as a new member. Members who have 
left the Order and who have broken the pledge can 
also only be admitted by election and initiation as 
new members. 

(<j) Vacation of Office. — If an officer is absent 
from three successive sessions, during which he 
sends no excuse, the Lodge can at once, by two- 
thirds majority ballot, declare the post vacated, and 
can elect and instal a successor. 

(/() Violation and Decree MexIIbersuii'.— If a 
member violates the pledge he at once forfeits all 
titles, and also hia Degree Temple, and D.L, mem- 
bership. If restored in Sub-Lodge, he (ufter re- 
newed probation) is re-registered in the Lodge as a 
Degree member ; but he can only again become a 
member of the Degree Temple or District Lodge 
by being accepted as a new candidate for such 


My views of the present powers of District Lodges 
over Degrees are as follows : — 

(o) The power to attach to or sever Lodges from 
Degree Temples is wholly vested in the D. Lodge 
and in D.L. Executives ; but Lodges and Temples 
concerned have a rif^ht to fair notice (say one 
calendar month's notice to the Temple and 10 days' 
notice to the Lodge) before they are thus dealt 

(6) The D.L. may, by bye-law, still allow sub- 
Lodges (unattached to Degree Temples) to possess 
Third Degree rituals for the L.D. to confer the 
Third Degree ; the Lodge itself conferring the 
Second. Or the D.L. may control the conferring 
of the Third Degree, by designating certain Depu- 
ties to confer it, in which cases the conferring of it 
does not confer D.L. membership. 

((•■) The D.L. may itself appropriate and confer 
the Third as the D.L. Degree on all members of 
Lodges unattached to Degree Temples ; or 

(-/) The D.L. may take from Degree Temples the 
power to confer the Third Degree, and itself 
wholly appropriate the Third as the D.L. Dei^ree 
and confer it at regular or special sessions; and when 
conferred by D.L. it carries D.L. membership. 

(c) Special DL. Sessions, to confer its Degree 
may be called at any time or place by the D.L. or 
D.L. E.^ecutive— aD.L. Executive officer presiding 
to confer the Degree, and thus admit to D.L. mem- 

I am sorry to find that District Lodges which 
have "settled" the Degree question, by thus 
taking over the Third Degree, again get disturbed 
by the question'; and perhaps, at a small meeting, 
have it all overturned. Thus, Third Degree rituals 
are again drifted about in the Sub-Lodges, to be 
vainly "called in" at the nest "turnabout." 

I think it would have been best if this G.L. had 
decided that, when once a D.L has taken over the 
Third Degree, such action should stand until this 
G.L, or its Executive sanctioned its repeal. If it 
were understood that the D.L. was wholly respon- 
sible for the Third Degree, outlying Lodges would 
get a visit from D.L. Executive officers to hold a 
special D.L. Sesoion and confer the Degree. 

There are only 95 working Degree Temples in 
England. Of our 67 Districts 32 have no Temples. 
The remaining Temples would not have survived so 
long had they not had devoted adherents. The 
few that work well should be duly respected. Those 
that work irregularly should be put out of their 
misery or thoroughly reconstituted. The D.L. 's 
are (wisely, I think) generally appropriating the 
Third Degree, and thus superseding Temples as 
Third Degree bodies. This, has, however, brought 
about^anewstateof things in some Districts. OneDis- 
trictwascoveredwith Degree Temples ; but, by com- 
mon consent, the D.L. appropriated theThird Degree 
as its own, and the Degree Temples thus became 
solely Second Degree bodies, the D.L furnishing 
them with new Second Degree rituals. Thus they 
have the First Degree alone in the Sub-Lodges, 
the Second alone in Sub-District Temples, and the 
Third in ; District Lodge. In another District, 
the Degree Temple and Convention have so 
mutually merged that the Temple practically 
becomes a chartered Sub - JJistrict Con- 
vention, working in, and conferring, the Second 
Degree. Now, if a Chartered Temple can work as a 
Convention, a Convention can work as a Temple ; 
and so a Convention in another district desires a 
Temple Charter and Second Degree rituals only — 
so that it can possess the dignity of a Charter and 
Degree, and yet do Convention work. I presume 
we shall be able to grant the Charter. 

The existence of Degree Temples as Third Degree 
bodies has proved such a source of difficulty to 
District Lodges appropriating that Degree, that I 
recommend no further Degree Charters be issued 
with Third Degree rituals, save by special vote of 
G.L. Executive. 

(1) Basis OF Representation TO Grand Lodge. 
—Our D.L. Representation to G.L. is based on 
November returns — after their summer losses ; 
instead of February, after their winter gains. With 
the new method of collecting tax, it should be 
possible to base D.L. Representation upon the 
returns of February 1, and the tax paid to 
G.L. in that month. This would stimulate 
Districts to work harder in winter months to in 
crease their representation. If this be done, how 
ever, there arc reasons why the "fractional part 
of BOO members" required to secure an additional 
representative should not be less than 50. 

(2) District Lodoe Motions for Grand Lodge 
— I sympathise with those who think that the busy 
Annual Sessions of D.L. 's are not the best for 
deliberative purposes, and that we should receive 
motions passed at intermediate D.L. Sessions. We 
might even go further, and require that all 
motions for G.L. shall be adopted and sent before 
January. Other D.L.'s could then, at their 
annual sessions, know the business coming up at 

G.L , and be able to pronounce upon any matter of 
;special interest to them. 

(3) District Lodge Press Committee.— As 
mere suggestions to D.L.'s to appoint a committee 
to report D.L. meetings to the public Press have 
largely passed unnoticed, I propose that in the 
suggested D.L. bye-laws wo insert a provision for 
appointing such committee, 

(4) Associate Memhers' Privileges and Pay- 
ments. — I earnestly hope that the G.L. will main- 
tain the rules which give associate members equal 
rights and properly requires equal payments in re- 
spect to them. To depart from this simple and 
equitable basis is to create inequalities and com- 
plications — especially as some new Lodges at first 
mainly consist of associates. 

(5) Severing Associate Membership. — On our 
motion the R. W. G. L. has made it possible to dismiss 
troublesome members from the ordinary Lodge by 
presenting them with a clearance card. Our rules, 
however, contain no facilities for dismissing 
associate members until after formal trial, and the 
power to do that is limited. Scotland enacts that 
"Associate membership shall cease on majority 
vote of the members present at any meeting." I 
propose that we enact that "After one week's 
notice given in Lodge, and to any associate member, 
his associate membership may be terminated at the 
next session of the Lodge by two-thirds hcdlot 

(G) Admission by Card. — LastG.L., on my re- 
commendation, agreed that members admitted by 
clearance or associate card during the term the card 
was granted should be enrolled free. But as cards 
may be drawn just prior to installation, and dues be 
wholly avoided while both Lodges may have 
to pay tax, I recommend (o) that membera 
drawing clearance cards at any time after the last 
day of the expiring quarter must pay the new 
quarter's dues before the card is granted — even. 
though installation has not taken place, (b) That 
admission by card during the term at which the 
card is granted be not more than 3d. , unless the 
Lodge by bye-law makes a different charge. 

(7) Lodge Amusements. — I recommend that our 
G.L. bye-laws be so amended as to distinctively 
prohibit "kissing games " at social gatherings con- 
nected with the Order. The G.L. of Ireland has a 
more comprehensive bye-law, which reads thus : — 
" Parlour games, involving forfeits of any kind, or 
any impropriety in word or behaviour, are unsuit- 
able for Lodge entertainment, and are prohibited 
at any meeting in connection with the Order." 

(8) Lodge Debates. — At least one Lodge has 
had a debate on " Disestablishment," and another 
on "Mr. Gladstone as a Politician." The bye-laws 
of other fraternities and societies interdict party — 
political, and sectarian subjects, and I think the 
G.L. should also interdict such topics, 

(9) Lodge Removals. — We have no G.L. bye- 
law requiring Lodges to notify all members before 
taking any vote for the removal of a Lodge. I 
recommend that such a rule be enacted, and 
that it specify that the removal cannot take place 
till confirmed by the G. W.C.T. 

(10) Lodge Deputies. — (a) Our rules allow'any 
L.D. to beelectedtoanyoflicesavethatof W.C.T. This 
latter prohibition was probably made because the 
L.D. had to decide appeal cases against the W.C.T. 
and Lodge. As we have abolished the power of 
L.D.'sto decide appeals, I trust we shall also 
abolish this disqualification. Sometimes a small 
Lodge needs and wishes its L.D. to become W.C.T., 
and I think we should make this allowable. 

Some may think that I ought in my report to 
detail my individual labours, but unless the G.L. 
expressed a desire in that direction, I should be 
sorry to use my time and yours for that purpose. I 
have been with most of you this last year, and you 
can judge whether, while presiding in D.L.'s or 
speaking on your platforms, my restored physical 
vigour is accompanied by any diminution 
of mental vitality. My pen, too, has 
I think reached all of you every week in 
my many articles in our Watchword ; in the 
general Temperance Press to which, in the true 
interests of the Order, I make myself a very pro- 
lific contributor ; in the general newspaper Press 
where I have had to fight for our Order ; and iathe 
many circulars and thousands of letters which I 
dictate and write to you and your associates. 

Many of my rulings in cases involving strong 
feelings must have been disappointing to some ; but 
their general acceptance, without appeal, indicates 
that my long relation to our beloved Order has 
I given me a useful experience of iU tnethoda and 


April 19, 1886. 


membership. I know it has developed in me an 
ever-increasing affection for our fraternal bonds, 
and has created that hi^h sense of responsibility 
which — while still subject to human error — forbids 
the slightest conscious leaning towards partiality in 
the administration of its beneficient laws, rules or 

Yours most sincerely and fraternally, 

Joseph M^lins, G.W.C.T. 



Dear Sir and Beotheb,— Permit me to offer 
your readers a word of caution concerning our old 
friend, the "National Union for the Suppression of 
Intemperance," whose agents are busy collecting 
money in various parts of the country by means of 
a system which seems very much akin to obtaining 
money by false pretences. The following adver- 
tisement is at present appearing weekly in the 
Christian World :— 

*' Agents wanted to canvass for the National 
Union for the Suppression of Intemperance.— James 
Taylor, Secretary, 9, Oxford-street, Manchester." 

A copy of the communication sent to applicants 
for agencies is before mo. The " duties" are ex- 
ceedingly simple, viz., "(I) To canvass daily for 
donations or contributions to the Union. (2) To 
obtain signatures to memorials and petitions. (3) 
To send each day a return stating the names, 
addresses, and amounts of contributions received. 
(4) To send a weekly balance-sheet with postal 
order for the amount received, less the amount of 
commission." The secretary of this spurious society 
can afford to be generous, and offers his agents the 
liberal commission of *^ one half ot the amounts 

The National Union has been known to the 
Charity Organisation Society since 1878, and in th 
effort to repress mendicity has been advertised and 
exposed in the Times as unworthy of support. The 
advertisement referred to and other particulars may 
be seen at the offices of the C.O.S., 15, Buck' 
ham-street, Strand, W.C. 

The balance-sheet issued for 1883-4, shews an 
income of £1,C4(> ITs. Od. The expenditure is made 
up of the following interesting items : — 

£ fl. d 

Secretary and assistant 459 2 

Collecting agents... ... ... ... 207 1 

Circulars, nostages, ttc. ... 245 17 11 

Rent "... * 42 9 

Audit 5 5 

Meetings, travelling expenses, &c. ... 14 1 9 

These figures plainly prove, as has often been 
said before, that the "National Union" does not 
exist to work for the suppression of intemperance, 
but merely te support its indefatigable secretary. 

The Bill in favour of which people are asked to 
sign memorials and give hard cash to assist in pro 
moiing has never been presented to Parliament 
nor has any serious attempt ever been made to get 
it introduced. The signatures collected are there 
fore worthless. The draft of the bill and the 
memorials are merely pretests to obtain money. 

The Duke of Westminster, the Archbishops of 
Canterbury and York, the late Earl Shaftesbury, 
and scores of others whose names were apprnpriated 
by the secretary (without consent) as patrons, &c.. 
have withdrawn, many of them publicly, repudia- 
ting all connection with the union. 

During the past six or eight years a good deal of 
comment has been passed upon the " National 
Union " by the newspapers, but it continues to 
exist, and mulcts the public each year of sums 
varying from £1,200 to £1,000. Many useful 
oi^anisations are at present crippled for want of 
funds. I trust our friends will not be caught 
napping, as many have been, and throw their 
money away upon a useless society. — I am, dear 
sir and brother, yours fraternally, 

J. M. Skinnek, P.G.W.M. 

3, The Crescent, Beckenham, 
April 11, 1880. 

We beg to call the attention of the readers of this 
paper to Bro. Raioe's advertisement, which will be fouod 
in these pages.— [Ad vt.1 

Food Addlteration.— Mr. Casaall, lecturing at the 
Health Exhibition, said: **Homceopathic Cocoa? are well 
named, as they contain the smallest quantity of Cocoa." 
Cadbiiey's Cocoa is guaranteed pure, and we recommend 
the public to buy no other. — [Advt.] 

Situations Vacant and Wanted.— Our charge for 
this class of ftdvertisement is 24 words for sixpence. 
Every additional six words threepence,— [j\dvt.] 

Allcommunicationstohe addressedTEE EDITOR, 
court^ Fleet-street^ London, E.G. 

" Tbe News of the Lodges should constitute a pablic record for 
the important events in connection with ordinary lodge 
SessioDB, Public Meetings, Anniverearies, 4c., in connection 
with the Order. It should refer, not to matters of mere 
local interest and to the every-day cccorences of ordinary 
Lodge Sessions, but to aiich matters as are of national 
Importance interesting alike to all classes of readers, 
stimulating some, encouraging others, and rejoicing all. 
For this ptirpoae it should make mention of Essays and 
Papers read, of competitions in Reciting, Reading, and 
Singing, Temperance Bees, Qiieetlon Box, and such like. 
And, Onec a Quarter, the total number initijited or admitted 
by c.c, the total of membership, &c., may bo given. Singing, 
Reciting, Ac, at ordinary Lodge Sessions should not be 
reported, as the same names of singers, reciters, 4c., occur 
week after week, and such news can only be of limited local 
Interest. When, however, a Public Annivers.njy, or other 
Meeting or Demonstration in connection with the Order 
takes place, the names may be given of the chairman and of 
those taking part, and to save space these should be classified 
thus : Chairman, . Songs by , Recitations by 

Lodge News should he sent as early as possible, and 
cannot be received after Tuesday morning for insertion 
In the following issue, except from Lodges meeting on 
Tuesday night, from which reports can be taken up to 
10 a.m. on Wednesday. 


Stoke NewiTiRton — " London Trinity." March 31. 
Bro. Ward's (W.C. T.) night when the members of the 
Angel of Mercy Lodge, Camden Town, gave songs and 
TPcitations, and a laughable sketch, A liberal supply 
of fruit at Bro. Ward's expense. — April 7. Open meet- 
ing, when Rams Temperance Society, from Homerton, 
occupied the platform. An earnest address was given 
by Mr. lleath, the superintendent, and songs, recita- 
tions, and dialogues by tbe meo:iber3. The meetings have 
been largsly attended. Watchwords on sale. 

Hackney. — '* Homerton 's Hope." April 8. Vote of 
condolence passed to one of our sisters on the loss of her 
father and sister. Greetings received from King's Own 
Lodge, Aldershot. Bro. Gibson, P.D.C.T., drilled the 
members on the duties of the otficers. A strong gather- 
ing of members from the London Scots Lodge paid a 
surprise visit, and gave a long and interesting programme. 

Poplar.—" Christian Bethel." April 8. Visit of 
Limpet J.T..who, under the direction of Ero.W. Thomas, 
S.J.T., and Sister Mrs. Hill, A.S.J.T., carried out a 
flinging and reciting competition. Sister Harris, Bros. 
Price, Spencer; prize winners, Bro. Ridd, W.S., on 
behalf of the Lodge, gave the youngsters a most hearty 
welcome, and kindly promised consolation prizes. A 
liberal supply of fruit, &c., closed a pleasant session. 

Loughborough Junction.— " William Tweedie." April 
7. Bro. and Sister P. K. WooUacott, of New Maiden, 
admitted on c.c. Paper on "Distinguished Victims of 
the Drink." read by BroRolfe, during which Bro. W. E. 
Hooper, W.D.Co. presided. A useful discussion followed. 

Islington.— "Henry Ansell." April 9th. About 30 
of the members occupied the platform of the Conellier 
Mission Temperance Society, Barnsbury. Bro H. 
Ansell presided. — April iOfch. Aggregate meeting o! 
the members of North London Lodges. Bro. Winton 
D.C.T., and the whole of the Middlesex District 
Executive attended ; the object of such a meeting 
being to consider and discuss the best means to bo 
adopted to resuscitate several of the weak Lodges in the 
North of London, and to build up the Order generally. 
Many brothers and sisters took part in the discussion, and 
finally it was resolved to leave tlie matter in the hands 
ot the Visiting Deputies who were to summon a meeting 
of delegates, and take such action as they think advisa- 
ble. During the evening a lady, who had become a 
fearful victim to drink, was initiated. Watchwords 

Edg ware-road. — "West-end of London." April 7. 
Bro. W. Sutherland, W.D.Co., presided. The proposed 
division of the Middlesex District was discussed, and the 
following resolution, moved by Bro. Munkhouse, L.D., 
was carried with enthusiasm :— "That in tho opinion of 
this Lodge, the District Lodge of Middlesex by its unity, 
number?, and influence, has been a source of strength 
and encouragement to tbe Order throughout the Metro- 
polis, and that any attempt to divide * the 
largest District Lodge in the world ' would 
tend to paralyse the power of one of the 
most effective organisations in the country. Therefore re- 
solved :— That our representatives be instructed to oppose 
the mation of the Citizen Lodge by every constitutional 

Peckham.-"P€ckham," April 9. Paper on "War," 
byBro. Aldridge, W.C.T. A good discussion followed. 

Wandsworth-road.-—" New Clapham Excelsior." April 
7- One admitted on c.c, and one initiated. Bro, T. C. 
Macrow, W.C.T. Open Lodge at fl p.m.; Bro. T. C. 
Macrow presided ; pianoforte solo by little Miss Smith ; 
songs, Sisters E. C. Slade, Powell, Smith ; recitations, 
Sister A. Harding and Bro. Grace. Address by Bro. J. 
Robfion ; pianoforte solo, Miss Smith ; song, Bro. Suther- 
land ; duet. Sister Sutherland and Bros. Greenwood and 
Brittain ; refreshments supplied, 

Chelsen.— "Grosvenor." April 9. Open Lodge »nd 
pound night ; each member was invited to bring a non- 
member of the Order. Bro. McAllister, L.D., presided 
over an excellent entertainment given by the following 
sisters, McAllister, E. Kimber, Harding, Main, Morris, 
A. Thomas, C. Henderson, Bros. W. Thomas, Lawle-. 
J. Butler, Woods, Welfare, and A. Thomas. Abundant 
supply of refreshments of every description served to a 
numerous attendance. Several gave their names to join 
the Lodge. 

Shadwell.—" Pride of Lytteltcn." March 19. Anight 
with Bro. Page, V.D. A very pleasant and instructive 
evening, Bro. Page contributing some readings and recita- 
tions. Good attendance.— March 2(>. Roll call and 
Temperauce readings. Roll carefully gone through and 
arrangements made to visit the absent members. After- 
wards several brothers contributed some appropriate 
readings.— April 2. Service of Song, "Jessica's First 
Prayer," by the Shadwell Band of Hope Choir, under the 
leadership of Bro. James, L.D. Very good meeting. At 
the close a special session of the Lodge was held to initiate 
two members and receive a brother on c.c, who had been 
two years away, and having only arrived in England this 
day had come direct to the Lodge.— April 9. The visitors 
mustered in good numbers, and gave a very pleasant 
entertainment. Sister Hill presided. Arrangements made 
for the soiree. Lodge progressing. 

Dulwich.— " Desirous." April 8th. Siaterg surprised 
the brothers with a new Lodge carpet which made the 
Lodge-room look very homelike. Question-box caused a 
great deal of discussion and was heartily enjoyed, A very 
pleasant evening was spent. 

Stratford.— "Enterprise." April 10. Papers by Bros. 
Wood and J. S. Turner, the latter upon the Sunday 
closing of public-houses ; discussion was taken part ia 
by Bros. Mottram, Simmons, Martin, Osborne, Drewry. 
Good attendance, pleasant session. Watchwokds sold 
every week. 

King's Cross.— "Excelsior." Aprils. Onere-admitted. 
Sisters' night. Sister Shakespeare, W.D.V.T,, in the 
chair, who gave a short address. Songs, recitations, 
duet and readings were also given. 

Pimlico.—" Progress." April 12. Half-pound ni(?ht. 
Result 4s. 7d. added to the Lodge funds. Watchwohu 

Shaftesbury Park.— "Shaftesbury Park."— April 1. 
Lodge adjourned to pay surprise visit to John Bunyan 
Lodfie. The evening was spent in songs, recitations, 
readings, and selections on tbe clarionet by Bro. Elias 
Marshall, W.C.T. Refreshments provided. A very 
pleasant evening spent. — April S. Musical evening, 
five members and two visitors contributing songR. Bro. 
Lunn, from Immanuel Lodge, admitted on c.c. Pleasant 

Kentish Town.— "Regina." April 12. Bro. Scar- 
borouEfb, W.C.T. Inspection of the roll ; viait from 
Bro. T. W. Tysoe, W.D.Chap., Beds., who was intro- 
duced with honours, and gave a short address ; good 
attendance. [Note.— In last week's issue the circular 
read in re the " division " was from the W.D.S., and not 
as stated from the Citizen Lod^e.] 

Upper Clapton.—" Upper Clapton." April 12. Bro. 
Mile.-, W.C.T.; circulars read from W.D.Sec re special 
session D.L., on two D.L. for Middlesex, and from 
G.W.C.T., respecting L.D. and E.S.; one initiated. 
Visit from Artisan Lodge, who entertained, 

Pentonville.— "Vernon." April 7. Visit to the Free 
Schools, Tunbridge-street, Euston-road. Bro. Ravner, 
W.C.T., presided, with 23 members to help him to 
entertain ; songs by Bros. Knight, Hutton, Shakespeare, 
Cockburn, and Chapman ; duets by Sisters Collins and 
A. Shakespeare (Juvenile), Bro, and Sister Rayner ; 
recitations by Bros. Rayner, Chapman ; addresses by 
Sister Shakespeare, W.D.V.T.. Bros. Howard and Gurr. 
—April 12. Visit of tho Loyal Favourite Lodge, who 
officered and entertained ; room crowded. WATCHwonD3 

St. John's Wood.— "St. John's United." April 10. 
Special meeting of No. 10 Sub-District to consider the 
proposal to divide the District. By a vote of 20 to five 
the Sub-District declared against the proposal, and ex- 
pre'ised confidence in the Executive. Bro. Lucas, V.D. , 
presided. About .50 present. 

Commercial-road.-" Mile End." March 20. Sisters 
to surprise and entertain ; programme thoroughly 
sustained; tho brothers being surprised with 
silk handkerchiefs, ink-stands, pocket-books, silver 
Rcarf pins, and other useful articles. Scnga, reci- 
t.-itiona, &c., by the sisters. Sister Gibson, P.D.S.T., 
presided; one initiated.— March 27. Visit of I'ride of 
Ratcliff, who officered and entertained. Open Lodge at 
9 p.m., when several friends availed themselves of tho 
privilege, and attended a very good meeting. — April 3. 
Model initiation, and Lodge drill ; the various officers 
were drawn for good contest and instructive initiation, 
the L.D. afterwards instructing and drilling the Lodge. 
One initiated, and one on c.c— April 10. Brothers 
officered and entertained, the 3i8terB being presented with 
several useful and fancy articles. Delegates appointed 
for the Local Option Conference ; well .attended session ; 
one on a.c. Circular read from G. Lodge,and notice given 
of election of L.D. and E.Supt. Good sale of W.\tch- 

Ratcliff.—" Pride of Ratcliff. " April 8. A most in- 
teresting and successful soiree, presided over by Bro. 
.John Hilton, W.D.T. Addresses were delivered by 
Bro. W. Winton, D.C.T,, and Bro. Jones, D.E,S. 
During the evening Bro. J. Reeves, W.C.T.. on behalf 
of a number of the members, presented to Sister Eva 
Hilton a pair of very handsome vases, with many 
expressions of good wishes for her happinesi on her ap- 
proaching marriage. Sister Eva Hilton was accompanied 
by several friends, who took part in the entertainment. 

Edgware-road.— "Paddington." March 29. Social 
evening; well attended ; a bountiful supply of refresh 
ments. — April 5. Communication*! received from the 
Home Secretary and Lord Randolph Churchill ; pro- 
gramme, visitors' night, Bro. Easton, H.D,, in the chair; 


April 19, 1666. 

Kings by Sisters Ei-ans ; Dunn, and Cope, Bros. Eiston. , J 
Clark, Evans, Cope, and Griffin; recitntlons by Bro. 
Wilkinson and .Sinter Cope; 12 Lodges repre«;ntcd ; a 
very pleasant cveniiK spent. 

CUiswiok. — "Livesey." April 1. Well attended 
sestion, Cirouhr road from District Exumtive. Vk- 
cuBsion on the report of D.L. Heps. Tho D.L.Ueps. were 
instructed to vote against there being tw.i District 
Lodges for Middlesex. Bro. Wickerden, V.D. was 
present.— April 8. Enterlained by Juvenile Temple 
Some good recitations and songs werd given. PleasMit 

presided. The Lodge has been greatly bene6ted 
by tlie visits of Bro. Wratiiall. 

ExETEJK. — " Perseverance." April 5. Bro. Rex, 
W.C.T., presiding ; tlie item on tho projramme being 
iinpioinptu speeches, several members gave interesting 
s'.'eoches ; three new memb'jra initiated, one admitted 

Hastings.— ".Saxon." April (i. A tea and public 
entertainment in the newL.dse-room; about CO members 
and friends sat Jown to tea, the proceeds ol which are to 
be given to the Lodite funds. A public meeting toolt 
place at 8 o'clock, Bro. K. Kaston, W.D.S., presiding, 
who gave a few remarks explamatory of the principles of 
Uood Tomplary. A capital programme oi songs, 
readings, duets, and recitations was gone through ; en- 
joyable evening was spent. Several names were given in 
Jor proposal. Since moving to new rooms the LodgJ is 

Coi.chesteh.— "First Essex." March SO. Sisters 
fiurprise night; some very useful presents; L.D. and 
anothiT brother from University Lodge, Oambridse, 
visited, the former presided ; soii^a committee presented 
Lodge with £1 ."is. 8d.; one admitted on c.c; very enjoy- 
able session. The Lodge has worked in great ditficulties 
for a long time, but with work and energy of some of the 
members we aro now out of debt, havn a better and more 
comfortable room to meer in, and are hoping for a good 
increase ; membership about 40. 

HinTLEPOOL,—" James Rewoastlc." April C. Suc- 
cessful public meeting, 100 present ; Councillor Yeoman 
P.D.E.D., presided; addresses fay Kev. J. B. Charles and 
Councillor Woods, D.C.T.; recitations by Bro. J. H. 
Beed, L.D.; eongs by Sister Dormand, and Bros. C. H. 
and H. Birks ; pianist. Sister Dormand. 

CKOvnoN.— " H"pe of Croydon." April 5. Open 
Lodge at 8.30, well attended. Songs. Sisters Saunders, 
Newland, Luckett, Child, and Day ; Bros. Young.Smith, 
nnd Dny ; recitation, Bro. Hogg ; humorous readme, 
Bro. Biggs. A very pleasant and most enjoyable 
evening. ^ „ ,„ 

LciON— "Pride of the Lea." April 6. Bro. S. W. 
Tysoe, W.C.T., presiding. Resolved that each member 
bring a new memoer during the quarter, or pay double 
eubscriptlim. Bro. Tyeoe conveyed greetings frim GW. 
M'Cree, Milton, and Star of Bedford Lodges, Lro. 
Scottingalso conveyed greetingi from Orange Branch. 
Songs and readings by Sister Soottinn.Bros. Scotting, and 
Tysoe. Programme of the evening one ounce night, 
proceeds realising 2!. lljd. for Lodge funds. Visit from 
Bro. Rev.S. J. Southwood, D.C.T. 

Nkwton Abhot.—" Samuel Albert." February 0. 
Opfn night. Bro. Curtis, W.C.T., gave a Icctui-ette on 
"Electricity." with experiments. Several visitors 
present. -February 23. W. D.L. Rep's, report read : 
readings and recitations— March 9. Open night. Musical 
evening. Several visitors present. Bro. R. J. Parr, 
D.C.T., presided. Singing, &c., by Sisters Baker, 
Curtis, jun., and Knott, Bros. Boundy, Cole, Curtis. 
and White ; Bro. Parr made an encouraging speech ; good 
attendance.— March IG. Short papers by members, 
followed by a smart discussion] on " Fctchiug Intoxicants 
in Casesof Illness."- March23. Surprise night. Plenty 
of good things brought, including blanc mange, cake, 
biscuits, jams. &c ; thoronghly enjoyed by all ; one re- 
admitted.— Marcli 30. A Night with the Poet.'^. Sisters 
Baker, Balchild, and Curtis, jun., Bros. Boundy and 
Curtis gave selections, which were much appreciated. 
Visit from Sister Baker, sen., V.D., of Bristol, who raadi 

some encour.aging remarks and also gave ' - " 

Lodge looking brigliter. Watchwords taken, 
Folkestone.— "Safeguard of Folkestone. 
2fi. Visit o( Excelsior J.T., and open Lodge. Bro. 
Fagg, W.T., presided. An interesting programme 
(tone through by the Juveniles, interspersed with songs 
and snlns, and aviolin and cornet duet by Bro. Manke- 
low and L. A. Tolputt. Addresses by Bro. Fagg and 
Bro. S. C. Weston, D.C.T. The children then with- 
drew, and the Lodge session was held. Three initiated, 
—April 2. Open Lodge. Readings were given ; an ex- 
cellent speech by Bro, Ainswnrth on " Fanatics, and 
two songs by Bro. Harvey, of Dover. After (he Lodge 
had been called to order, Bro. Sergeant Ltibbs, J.h 
Lancers, applied 'or c.c.s for himself and a comrade, as 
they aro leaving Slioracliffe, Tlicse were granted and 
the Lodge wished Br... Gibbs every success. Library 
flourishing. Decided that the Lodge should gel one dozen 
WaiCHWOKDS, and dispose of as many ai possible.— 
April 0. A'ter a little busincsJ, recess was granted, and 
all present were invited to partake of refreshments m 
honour of " Somebody's birthday." After these had been 
disposed of, Bro. W. Cock spun i 
and Bro. Weston, D.C.T., gave 
a reading were also given. A nic 
About 80 present. 
Tkdiio.—" Truro Guiding Sh 


Workman's Rest." April 9. Bro. 
,e Bister and two brothers admitted on 

eeting was enlivened by son^s by 

Sister Wills, Bros. Albert, Fish, Christy, Maxwell, and 
Bowes ; readings bv Bro.Parkes. Letter read from Bro. 
Sergt. F. Dixon, 1st Gordon Highlanders at Malta, 
telling of the formation of the Gordon Ark of Safety 
Lodge; greetings ordered to be sent. Bro. Burt presented 
the Lodge with a set of Second and Third Degree rituals. 

GosronT.—"Forton Star of Hope." April 9. A few 
remarks on the Good of tho Order from Bro. Webber.and 
astirring address was delivered by Bro. Tibbols,W,D.M. 
South Hants, and a thoroughly enjoyable evening wai 
spent ; five other friends proposed for membership. 

D0N0.48TER,— "While Rose." March 3lst. Good 
meeting. Bro. and Sister Kenworthy, of Good Intent 
Lodge, Manchester, spoke words of cheer. Programme ; 
recitation competition. Bros, Marshall and Sister 
Martin were awarded the pri?^es,— April 7. Visit of SO 
members from EUesmere Lodge, SnetDeld, who provided 
an e,xcellent programme, including addresses from Sister 
Doncaeter and Bros. Parker and Graville. A coffee 
supper was provided by the Doncaster friends, and 
120 Good 'Templars partook of_ " '" " — --.-i- • 
session was held, and 
Watchwords taken. 

Southend-onSea.— "Nil Desperandum." March 31 
Open LoHge. The Service of Song, "John Tregenoweth 
his mark," was fuccessfully given by a choir of th. 
members, Bro, W. T. Francis conducting. Bro. Diaper 
presided at the harmonium, Bro. Freeman gave thf 
connective readings ; about 100 non-members attended 
admission being by invitation tickets. A short ses^iot 
was held at the close, when Bro. Francis gave report of 
mission work done at Hadleigh and Benfleet. Result 
03 pledges ; total cost to Lodge, 4d 

Little Hampton,— "Try Again 
10. Three proposed, one initiated 

ivhich short 
candidate proposed. Usual 

th the Poets 
given.— Febiuary 18. Five piopi 
Short address from Bro. C&ndli 
initiated, A spelling bee 
3. Reports of D.L.Rep 
in?s and recitations. - 
Bognor in conjuncti 
Bro E. Candler in the chi 

Lodge. February 

and one received on 

everal good readings 

d and two initiated, 

■February 24. Two 

heartily gone into. — March 

ne proposed. Pongs, read 

March 10. Open Lodge held at 

th Good Samaritan Lodgi 

March 17. _ One propose! 

initiated. Kecitatii 
proposed, and two initiat'-d. Short addri 
Cocks, who gave a cheerful account of the v\ 
nor, after which we had a stirring addresi 
Professor Andr«.— March 31. Greetings re 
the Girded Loins Lodge: one proposed. 
Webb. Etherington, Aldrid, 

irk at Bog, 
from Bro 

ciii.- A^..^=. .. ...... o , "®t Merritt, 

...d Har'wood, and Sister Candler gave their experiences. 

-April?. Visit from Worltman's Own Lodge. A good 

programme was gone through before a go -d aud 

After the meeting a supper wi 

number of friends stayed. 
Lekds, — " Nil Desperandnit 

Commons night, which proved 

higlily successful. After questi 

posed of, a motion 

provided, when a good 


Open Bro. S. Buckingham, W.C.T. 
Vocalists, Bros. Levcrton, Still, and Tucker, jun.; 
readers Bros, Elliott, Warren, Hole, and Sister Pyatt ; 
reciters, Bros. James, Stephens, and Sister Stephens ; 
a good attendance. Lodge was held at the close, and 
»everal.'persi.iis we,re proposed. . .. ir i, 

Whittixuton Moon.-" Glorious Prospect. March 
28. W.C.T. Sister Nunney's night ;_^capital entertain 
ment given, with the assistance 
Bro. Bi -- "- '^ 

E, H. Nttnney presiding at the harrao 

April 8, House of 

remely interesting and 

, &c., had been dis- 

introduced in favour of the 

abolition of the House of Lords, and after discussion 

maintained by Bros. Deans, D.C.T. (Prime Minister), 

Wilkinson, Parker. Cowling, H.anson, Allpaas, and 

Barber, the motion was carried by a majority of three. 

Haverhill,—" Never Venture. Never Win." March 
20, Anecdote night, several members related anecdotes. 
Very pleasant session.- April 5. Two initiated. Ques- 
tion box. Some good subjects were discussed by 
the following members : Sisters P. Backler, M. A. 
Webb A, Evans, S. Freeman ; Bro:i. James Backler, J. 
S. Tha'ke, J. C. Sharpe, W. Rawlingson, H. J. Freeman, 
"idS. Sliarpe. „ „ , 

Haverhill,— "Silent D6w." April 2. A conference 
en took place to discuss the subject of a G,T. Mission, 
decided to adjourn for a couple of weeks. Sister Randall 
presided. „ . ., „ ^ 

Manchester.— "Tower of Refuge." April 0. One 
sister admitted on a.c. Four candidates initiated. 
Entertained by about 100 members of the Tower of Hope 
Juvenile Temple, with selections of songs, recitations, 
&c., given in a very creditable manner. Visit of Bro. 
Cowen, V.D. Members present, 70. 

Leeds,—" Priestley United." March 23. Good atten- 
dance • one initiated and two others proposed ; pro- 
gramme, Bro. Shaw, W,D,Co. night ; he gave a very 
instructive and entertaining lecture on ' Phrenology ; 
at close of his lecture he made public examination on 
several brothers and sisters.— March 30. One initiated 
and two proposed. Negro Mission cards taken 
Celebration of Sister E. Newton's birthday ; she pre- 
sented all members with apples, oranges, &c. ; songs, 
Sister WoHindin ; recitations, 3, P. Newton. Sisters 
snrprisod Lodge with a splendid table-cover. An enjoy_ 
able and pleasant evening. Bro. Thomas was elected 
for recommendation as L.D. —April 6. Public lecture by 
Bro. Deans, W.C.T., on "Proverbs and Poetry in Rela- 
tion to Women and Marriage " ; chairman, Bro. Morgan, 
W.D.Sec; an instructive and entertaining lecture. A 
short Lodge session was held afterwards. 

ToitQUAV.— "Excelsior." April B. Bro. W. H. 
Satterford appointed reporter to the Watcuworii. 
Nautical Night. The following brothers and sisters took 
f Sister and Bro. R. I part, ~ 

.Stevenson, and M.aster I 

ly yarns 
address. Songs and 
encouraging session. 

KliuiBBlDK.-" Delight." April ,5. Bro. Wrathall, 
agent in the Northern District, delivered a octure en- 
2tled."The Battle of Life, and how to fight it. A 
large and aopreciativo audience. Bro. J. Stormoutb, 

. g brothers a_ _ . 

W. H. Satterford, followed with a short J. C. Dii 

..... ..^....^ — - work doing amongst sailors by Miss \ W.C.T., 

Very Eood 1 Weston; Sisters B. Nye end Oakshott. Bro. Narracott, 
' Bro. Blank, Bro. Easterbrook. Sister Sand ford, Bro. G. 
Langdon. A very pleasant and interesting meeting wag 
spent, and a good attenda 

Newark. — "Good Sam*Miirf*u. iipm *- a^.uo. ^.^.m.- i — ;-— — ., — - - mt " i. i a- 

linson and Littler's night, they having been responsible ' drawing-room entertumment. There were about 9o 

for the programme, and, after the business, refreshments 
ere banded round by the. above brothers, who also gave 
JO capital readings. Pleasant evening spent. Three 

itiatod. . ,, , 

Glos.sop.—" Mount Pleaeant,' April 1. A capital 
supper was given by the Lodge. Songs by Sisters 
Hutchinson and Booth and liro. Wood, Sieters Kyder 
and Bagshaw; recitations by Bros. .T. H, Parker andK. 
Oliver; Bro. Shirt a reading; Bro. Longden a solo. 
Watchwords taken. 

Ardslet.— "Rainbow." Aprils, "Brothers to enter- 
tain; sisters to officers." Sister Taylor presided. Bro. 
Mahon gave a short address, and recommended the mem- 
bers to read the WATrnwonn. Four steaming plum 
puddin.'S and nev/ milk were served up and_ much 
enjoyed. An excellent projjramme of recitations, singing, 
and readings, was given by the following brothers :— 
Bros. Nuttall, Taylor, Hobson, Benson, Richardson and 
Whitelov, a very enjoyable evening was spent. The 
Senior junior Temple connected with the Lodga, which 
was instituted by Sister Hampshire, U.S.J.T., on 
February 2,"), 18RC, now numbers 43 members. 

COSHAM,— " Portsdown," March 31, Pleasant eestion. 
Surprise visit of Old Fortieth Lodge, who ofBc-red and 
entertained. Programme ; Auction sale; well earned 
out.— April 7. Good attendance. Three initiated and 
one received on c.c. Bro. Frampton. E,S., on behalf of 
the members, presented Bro. J. S. Wright, L,D., with a 
handsome inkstand, suitably engraved, as a birthday 
gift. Arrangements made for special session at Easter, 
to welcome volunteer visiting brethren. 

Manche,5TER.— " Concilio et Lahore." AprU 10. 
Reply from Right Hon. H. ChUders, Home Secretary, 
re Poole Perjury Case. Election of Programme Co.n- 
mittee. Songs by Sisters Yates, Martin, and Bro. 
Ritchie ; recitations by Bros. Stokoe and Merrington. 
Good attendance. One initiated 

Exeter.— " Matthew the Miller. Aprils. Greetings 
exchanged with the Excelsior Lodge, Torquay. Two 
delegates were appointed for carrying on open air work 
during the summer in connection with the other Tem- 
perance organisations in tho city. Capital evening was 

Devosport.— "Hope of Ford." April 7. Public 
meeting. Bro, T. H. Hamley, D.C.T., f'resided. Ad- 
dresses by the chairman, Bros. Gill, P.LD., (James 
Teare,) S. James, P.V.D., and Beaton. P.D.M. Heci- 
tations by Sisters Beaton, sen., and K. Symons. Songs 
bv Sister Pawsey, J.T„ and Bro. James. Heading by 
Bio. W. Symons and Sister P. Symons, W.D.V.T. Bro. 
J. Gill presided at the harmonium. 

Deal.- "TrueUnity," April 7. This Lodge, which 
hns only been started a few weeks, and now nnmbers 
nearly 40 members, held a united session to cel«l««te the 
first meeting in tho new Lodge-room. Two initiated and 
two proposed. A pleasant and profitable evening. 

LOWESTOIT.— " Freedom," March 3 Open Lodge at 
8.80, after which two were initiated.— March 10. Seven 
were initiated. Programme : Brothers' surprise night ; 
when the sisters were surprised by a baked potato 
supper, with the addition of coffee,— March 17. One 
initiated and four proposed. A musical evening was suc- 
cessfully carried out,— March 31. Pound night; a very 
njoyablc evening was spent by upwards of .50 members 
and friends.— April 7. Visit of the Welcome Lodge, 
ho officered and entertained, when songs and readings 
ad an amusing dialogue were given. 
Bpenni'moor.- "Triumph ofHope." March 17. Essay 
a " The Hand," by Bro, E. Amie, followed by interest- 
ig discussion,— March 24. "Mystery Bag," 3«. 101. 
Mlised towards furniture fund.— March 31. Viait of 
Barnabas Lodge. Songs, Bros. Nattrass, Daglish and 
Wilde ; recitations, Bros. Cooper, Blakey, and Raine, 
and Sister J. Wilde ; readings. Sister Pinkney, and Bro. 
Kensiedy, — April 7. Roll call. Being brothers' 
night a supply of fruit. &c., was distribute). Songs, 
Bros. Jones. Symo and W. Ayton ; readings, Bros. Har- 
3on and J. Ayton. 

Market Rases.-" Hambleton Hill." "The Lodge 
having heard that a late member now living in another 
town was in need, it was resolved to have a pound night, 
the proceeds to be sent to tlie brother. A committee was 
formed who wrote to every member of the Lodge, asking 
them to come, A nice programme was got up. Bro. J. 
Wilson shewedi some views, whilst a brother recited 
"The Factory Chimney." At the close the sum of 
£2 .5s. 5d. was realised. 

Bristol,— " Morning Star" April U. Interesting 
session. Members and visitors attended in good numbers. 
After sem" conversation on Grand Lodge Session, a 
" spelling bee" formed the programme for the evening. 
There were 10 competitors for two prizes, viz., 
" Macaulay's Essays " and " Ten Nights in a Bar-rooin." 
Bros. Goadby and Lucas took the prizes after an amusing 

Manchester.— " City." April 8. Visit of T«wer of 
Refuge Lodg... aliout 20 of their members coming. Bro. 
Cochrane. W.CT., presided, and in a very able speech 
incited the brethren to further efforts, as did also Bro. 
Plummer. Songs were rendered by Bros. Conway and 
Boyson, Sisters Boyson and Morris, recitation by Bro. 
Harding ; readings were given by Sisters Rnymond and 

Portland,— "Star of Portland." Thirty-one membora^ 

of the Portland Sun Lodge visited and entertained. Songs 

by Sisters A. Pound and Reader, Bros. R. Attwood, 

Gihbs, Otter, Hardy, Pearce, Comben, Greenham and .C, 

Stone ; recitation, Bro. Gibbs ; reading, Bro. W. Stone, 

Short addresses were given on the progress of t-be Order 

on the island, the Order in general, and the good feeUng 

hioh existed between both Lodges at Portland, by Bros. 

L.D.. W. H. Way. D.M., J. Watkinn, 

J. B. Reilly, P.W.C.T. Refreshments 

. provided. 

Halste.vd. — " ITornor." April 8. Four persons 

nitiated. Bro, R, A. Slader, W.D. A.S. (of Chelmsford), 

.ddress. Lodge progressing nicely. 

I, 19, ISSG. 



members anri friends prespnk. A most enjoyable evening 
WM»p<-nt. -March 30. Visit ofWi-st Medina Lodge nud 
of Dipmbers of the Albany Garrison Lodje. A capita! 
programme of reading, rncitations.flr.Ios, &c., va* carried 
out. Bro. Shepar i, P.D.C.T.. pietiacd, and ini'iatcd 
three candidates.— April 6. Two candidatea initiated. 
The sisters snrprt^ed tlie Lorl^e by providing a very 
capital table, well laden, to which the members did ample 

Wbittie.— "Writtle." April 12. Visit to Cook'. 
Mill Green, about four miles distant, for the purpose of 
holding a specal Lodge Seeti.n. Bro. R. A. Slader, 
L.D., presi led, and thero was a (?ood attendance of 
members. Three car.di.l.-itt-s were initiated. A discusaicn 
took place as to the pcsiil.ility of instituting a Ijod^e in 
the place, and it was resolved that the application for 
a Charter should bo filled up. The evening was brought 
to ft close by an address by Bro. Slader. 

STOCKPfiRT — " Gleaner." April 12. Visit of Bro. 
Mason, D.Trea., and Sister E. Thorley, P.D.V.T.. who 
addressed the Lodge. Visit, of the Hope of Re Idish 
Lodgj. The choir of the Gleaner entertained. Bros. 
Haworth, Gankrogers, and Walford, gave them a hearty 
welcome. Refreshments were served. 

PORTajiocTH.— "The Old Fortieth." March 29. 
Offioerf d and entertained by the Nil Despcrnndum Lodge. 
Nina initiated, one on cc— April ."i. Visited by the 
Protector Lodge, which resulted in a very pleasant 
acssioD. Programme : auction pound night, resulting in 
8». 4d. being handed to the superintendent Juvenile 
Tomple.— April 13. Seven initiated ; attendance goo i 
ftt each session, and Lodge improving. 

M.tSKlNGHAM. —" Volunteers." April r,. One 
initiated. Songs. readin^fS, &c., the evening was enjoy- 
ably spsnt.— April 12. Bro. Knox, of Laurel Mount 
Lodge, read a paper entitled "Our Colours," which was 
much appreciated. 

Salford.— "Hope of St. Bartholemew." April 7. 
Good attendance. One initiated. Sisters' night, who 
entertained with coffee, &c.,and an excellent programme, 
in which the following took part: Sisters Morgao, E. 
•ndC. Hillyer, Smith, Handlev. and Swmdalls. Sister 
Sherratt, W.V.T., acted as W.C.T. Hearty votes of 
thanks passed to visitors, of whom a good nomber were 
present, and to sisters for their (as the proposer put it) 
•' •■tables, drinkables, and sociables." 

HllUFOKD.— "True totho End." February 10. Four 
Initiated ; entertainment ; fair attendance. — February 
26. Four initiated ; one applied force, granted. A vote 
«f thanks was accorded Bro. Pogson, who is leaving 
Hereford, for his past services. A vote of condolence 
was sent to Bro. and Sister King in their bereavement.— 
March B. Tho Star of Hope L.dge visited and enter- 
tained ; one initiated ; pleasant evening ; good attend- 
ance. — March 12. One initiated ; pleasant evening ; 
good attendance.— March I'.l. A. public entertainnien! in 
the Friends' Meeting House, when a capitsi programme 
was gone through. The mayor of Hereford, J. H. Morlev, 
Esq., presided ; a full houso, and 213. profit.— March 25. 
Two proposed, one initiated ; during a recess those 
p-ceent partook nf a splendid repast provided by tho 
winters ; an onjoyabte evening.— April 2. One initiated. 
■' Postman's Night " letters were rea I from Bro. Whiting. 
P.W.D.S., now of Ponlnemydd, and Bro. Errington, of 
Cheltenham. Bro. Jackson, D.G.T., gave a stirring 
address ; good attendance. 

Enkield.- " Star of Peace." April 12. Seond Degree 
night. Tho Easter Monday committee's report adopted. 
Second Degree was conferred by Bro. Coleman on three 
members ; aftervraids entertained by brothers, 

Hyde.— " Aim at Richt." April 7. First meeting in 
new room. Sister A. Thorley, W.C.T., presided. Ad- 
dresses by Bros. Fisher (Stockport), Stafford, Thoiley, 
and Walford ; son>.'S by Bros. Barbour Dobbs, and Derby- 
shire. A good meeting, and augurs bettor times to 

WiNoHKSTER. — " Itchen Valley." April 3 Coffro 
aupp'r was heartily enjoyed by a very large number of 
members. The evening's enjoyment was enlivened by 
readings, recitations, songs, &c., by several members ; 
a very pleasant evening was spent. Another of the Rev. 
W. A. C. Chevalier's daughters initiated.— April 9. 
Open Lodge, when a very large number of members and 
friends attended ; sniong the visitors were the wile, sou, 
and daughter of the Rev. W. A. C. Chevalier, who take 
a ipeat interest in the Order. Addresses by Bro. 
Councillor Barter and Bro. Weeks ; musical duets and 
solos, re.ndings, recitations, songs, &c., by several mem- 
bers. Two initiated ; Lodge doing well. 

RaMSOaTB.— "Snng Harbour." April 5. The Mth 
anniversary was celebrated by a social tea and public 
meeting. The room was tastefully decorated with flags, 
flowers, 4c. One hundred and thirty sat down to a well- 
(irovided ret ast. At the public meeting the room was 
filled to its utmost capacity. Captain P. S. Emett pre. 
sided. Bro. W. Whilniore, L.D., read the annual 
report, which shewed the numerical strength of the 
Lodge last year stood at 36 memb rs. During the year 
S.*! candidates had bc^n initialed, making a total 
of 71 ; but from this 14 had to be deducted, 
ao that the net number in good standing at present is 
57, and four candidates await initiation. During the 
p»'St winter ft Temperance meeting, under the presidency 
of Captain Emett, had been held every Monday evening, 
and a good number of pledges was the result. As to the 
finances, tho Lodge was out of debt, and had a small 
balai CO in hand." Tho chairman then made some inter- 
esting remarif!. Bio. Sergeant Butterwnrlh, P.D.S.J.T., 
alto ppoke. Sister Hull recited. Sister Dugwell sang, 
Mr West and friends gave a selection on the bells. Bro. 
S. C. Western, D.C.T., next delivered a very earnest 
aJdrCFs. Miss Poole presided at the harmonium, and 
the procedings were much enlivened by an excellent choir. 
TlN-nRinnE Weils.- "Silent Dew." March 2C.Brother3 
surpriiio consisted of ft coffee supper and social evening ; 
tables decorated with flowers and ferns.- April 2. Ledge 
ttp«ned at 8, and closed at 0, for a conference of the 
Lodgm to coDtider the advisability of hsrisg a Good 

Templar Mission ; no business done ; adjourned for a 
ortnight.- Aprils. " Question box " carried out. 

Drvoctort.—" James Teare." April.'). Bro. Carter, 
W.S. presided. A good attendance. Song by Bro. Hill; 
duet, Sisters Hill and Welch; readings. Sister Taylor; 
recitation, Bro. Calloway. 

Df.voxpokt.— " Star of Morice Town." April 7. A'isit 
of "Naval Star ofPeace" Lodge. Bro. Rowley, W.O.T., 
presided, and gave a few remarks in a very earnest 
manner. Songs by Sister R cketts, Bros. Burt, Christy, 
and Blight ; and a recitation by Bro. Rowley. A very 
pleasant meeting. 


CoLCHl!3TEn.— "Strongh'dJ of Friendship." March 
31. "Travelling Experienc -3 under Bro. Buchanan, 
W.M., who gave and interesting narrative of his experi- 
ences travelling in Canada in ISIC. He was followed by 
Bro. Jones, D.C.T. (who was staff clerk in Lord 
Wollseley's office in the Egyptian War, 1,S82), with his 
published account from tho Essex Te^trjraph of "A 
Journey from Cjlchest"r to Ismailia." Brethren of the 
Cambiidge University Lodge also interefcted the L'^dge 
with an account of their marching from Cambridge to 
Haverniil. A pleasant evening spent. 

Winchester. —"Garrison Safeguard." April 10. 
Large attendance. Bro. Harrison, W.C.T.. pre.-idiug. 
Four candidates initiated, and others proposed. Rep' rt 
of special committee on tho desirability of removing the 
Lodge to larger adopted. It was decided to 
take St. Thomas's Girls' School-room, and change the 
night of meeting from Saturday to Tuesday. Ten 
shillings was voted from the L'idee funds to a brol her and 
sister in adverse circumstances. Progrimme : Miil-lvi^ 
night — brought numerous letters, including one from 
Bro. Nixon, S.D., Alexandria : Bro. and Sister Nix.S.D., 
Cairo, Egypt ; Pro. Newport. Chatham ; Bro. Wadsworth, 
Devonport ; and also from the Fitz'nugh, St. Bevie, and 
Jopeph Clark Lodges, Southampton. Picnic coinmitte" 
appointed. Encoursgirg report on the proposed .Juvenile 
Temple by Bro. Sergeant Checkley. 


Stratford.-" South Essex." April 3. Bro. W. 

Searle, D.C.T. presided, and gave ft short address upon 

the good of the Order. The Second Degree was conferrea 

upon eight members, and the Third Degree upon seven 


This year the annuil sesaion of Grand Lodi^'o is 
to be held at Newport, the Novus Burgus of tho 
I^omans, tho i'aahll Newydd of the Welsh, or, as it 
was put by several members in G.L. , "a little 
place somewhere in Wales," which waa conaidered 
a good and sufliciont description of the leading iron 
port in the Idnj^dom. 

Perhapstho fact thatEnglish history writers have „„ ^^.^^^^ „j ^„^ ^,„^„„^, ^,,„,^^„ 
been ,n tho habtt of tending Monmouthshire oyer %^^ i„,„ ^^^ „,j ,,j AtUntio. Awr.y and beyond 
to Wales, and NVelsh map-makers so persiRtentlv I +i.„ rn „i .„„ ii.™ c i.i, „., i ..:ii._. c 

for transport to the New World, and to-day there 
may be seen beinc; shipped hundreds of miles of steel 
rails for the great Indian rail^vay now being con- 

As a eoal jwrt, too, Newpoi-t takes rank nmong 
the very first. Au idea cf the amount of coal 
leaving the port may be gained, perhaps, by just 
realising tho fact that it is at the rate of 


reckoning every day of the year and every hour of 
the day and night. To see this vast quantity buin*: 
shipped the visitor sI:ould stroll round the 
Alexandra Docks, and watch with what consum- 
mate ease the hydraulic lifts receive a ponderous 
truck of coal weighing between IG and 18 tons 
raise it rapidly some 40 feet in the air, 
and then, in the moat unceremonious man- 
ner, turn it very nearly upsid*j down, thus 
shouting the coal into the mysterious depths of 
capacious steamships; then bringing the truck oi co 
more into position, deftly turns it cut on to tho 
high level rails, and comes down to receive anrthcr 
full one. Or, if the visitor wishes to see sUll more 
of the process, let him ''square" Romeone 
on board a ship to allow him t-j take 
his stand with the gang of men wlio aro 
down in tho ship stowing the cargo, and as 
the tons of coal ccme thundering down from 
above, with a cloud of dust as thick as a desert 
sand storm, he will rcceivea very practical lesson in 
the " black art," and certainly carry away an im- 
pression not easily effaced. 
At Newpoit, too, is situated 


in the kingdom, probable in the world; in addition 
hich there are extensive Kngineoring, Glass and 
Chemical works. 

e of the views from the higher parts of the 
town are of great range and interest. Visitors who 
fond of rising with the sun, and taking a con- 
stilutitmsl before breakfast, will be sure of 

btaining an appetita and a view of a 
splendid panorama of sea and landscape at 
the same time, by turning to tho neighbourhood 
of Stow Churrh or Stow Park. There, st.retching 

way beyond the town, river, docks and shipping 
which lie at the foot of tlie hill, may bo scc-n 
the Bristnl Channel, away as far as can bo 
soon to the east, narrowing into the estuary 
of the Severn, while to Tho westward tho 
golden waters of the Cliannel bro -den 

the Channel 

fields and villages 

map-makers so persintently I 

•eturned the county to England, may account for' j;,,„,<,,:,,t,hire. "Eastwr,ra""the "fertile l.nda of 
,ome little .gnoranceas to the locality and character cii„„<,33^,„,,i,^ ^^ 3^^„ ^3 f„ ^ Tjndale'a 

if itt loaHmfr town Xoivnorr _ . ■: . .. _ _ J 

of its leading town, Newport. 

Or more probably it is the rapidity with which 
Newport lias developed, from a town of 7,000 or 
8,000 n hen the 


upon it in '39, into a busy sea-port with a popula- 
tion of nearly 50,000. the seat -if tliriving industries 
witli miles of river wharves, and extensive 53'stems 
(if docks and railw.ays. A glance at a " Bradshaw'' 
railway map will shew that Newport is the point of 
convergence of a perfect net-work of railways. 

Column on a spur of the Cotswold's ; wliilat west- 
ward again (.he rock headlmd.i of North Devon 
gralually lose themselves in the hazy horizoii--- 
the movements of the ever coming and going 
vessels, giving the necessary touch of life to the 

For those who will not be bound by the "cares 
of office " to a strict attendanco at G.L., the 
county is full of places of interest. 


nT .r- 1 ' 1 -u 4 J 1 11. • ■! "^ 'Ii'' ancient city of C.ierleoii, throe 

jNothing has contributed more to tho prosperity j;.t„.,j „;»i, ;i. .■, 11 * 1 • u 

c .1 i *u iL 1 i-j • 1 ■ , .. distant, with us well-stored musoiiiii, a rich 

of the town than the splendid river upon which, f„„d J enjoyment ; whilst Chepatov,-, «ith ils 

stands, the Riv^r Usk, having the remitrkable tidal „„,,,, ,^^J^„,,, „„i tabular bridge, the Wynd- 

riseof40feet. Few things are more surpri^smg to eliffe, with its unrivalled grandeur," ii.d the ever 

il3 rare 
soenery, have secured a reputation nmong tho 
touri.sts of the world, which places them in tlie fore- 
' * h should be seen. 
As toiichiiig the Order of Good Temnl.-ii-', it 
foucd its way to Newport very soon after ili intro- 
duction into the country, and speedily grew to very 
of good width and perfectly level and straight for a large dimensions, doing an enormous amount of 
full mile— at. mo extremityof which is the new Town good in tlie town : and, although tho Order is not 
Hall, in which Grand Lodge will assemble. Many now as strong .as formerly, soiuo of the ftrst-slartcd 
public and private street improvements have taken Lodges have continued to work without any in- 
place recently, the conversi'n of antiquated terruption to the present time, 
buildings into fine public and commercial edifices,' i[f the town cou-vcil 

is rapidly giving an imposing appearance to the ' j^e Order is represented by Bro. .T. 
principai streets. jj j_.,^.„,,j ^„j jj„, Councillor M. Mordey ; on the 

Although tlie name of Newport doesmt figure (^..^ool Board l>y Bros. W. H. Brown, D.C.T., ard 

B, Moore ; and on the Board of Guaidiiiis by 

.I.e uninitiated than to see a difference of 40 fe,t i.^au'tiful ruin of Tintern Abbey, with 
ntheheightofarivor m the course of a couple of t,.,eeries and cloisters, and surrounding 


Along the banks of the Usk the town extends fo: 
about tv7o miles, and stretches tack from the river fl'"'!'"'? "'1 
over the summit of Slow Hill. ' "^""' "^ P- 

The central street of the town is 


conspicuously in the history of the past, it is ne 
thcless a place of considerable antiquity, as is 
testified by the ruins still standing near the river 
bri 'ge of the castle built in the rei^n of Henry I. 

But in ihe " b] industries '' of modern 
days it is taking its place in the forefront. As 
.already indicated it is the leading iron port in the 
kingdom. At the Alexandra Docks, thousands of 
miles of the Great Canadian and P.acific Railway, 
if tliey were not " coiled down the main hatch," 

Bro. W. H, Brown, D.C.T. Since the intr 
of Good Tcmplary the town has advanced in Tem- 
perance mattm's, and at the last Parliiimeiitary 
election tho Temperance vote aided very materially 
in securing the return of Mr. E. H. Carbult, who 
now represents the borough. and who is a thorough- 
going supporter of Ihe Direct Veto. 

.111 , .. ,. , ""<'• It^'ssoTTOM is now open for engagements to spoak 

were stowed away in the holes of hno clipper ships and «ing.-100, Pool Stock,, Lancas.— [Auvi ] 



April 19, 



Tiiitors to London will find many ad»»n»*i;8B by staying at tUs qniet, clean, homo-like and comfortable hotel Most central 
or bnsinesB or pleasure. Near St. Paal's Cathedral, tl.P.O., andall places of interest ; two minutes wjilk from AWerseate street 
■nd five from Mooruate-street Metropolitan Kailway Stations ; Termini of the Great Western, Great Northern, Grrat Ea 

Midland, L. andU. W., L. C. and Dover, and in connection with ALL RaUways. Trains, " — " ■ """ "•"■' ■"l""t^« 

parts of London and Suburbs. Terms— Beds is. 6d.,2s., 2s. 6d. per day, with usenf Sitti 
No charpe for attendance. Special inclusive terms to Americans and others desiring 

, every throe mini 
dav with use nl siccing-rooms. «c. BrBalifa=t or Tea from Is. 
= .e.,„. w ^,u„„„.u. .n/ Others desiring it.^ "VISITOOS' GUIUE TO LONDON : 
What to See. and Uow to See "It in a Week.'' With Sketch Map and TarUf, post free on application to G. T. S. TBAMTER. 
Proprietor. I.O.G.T., City of London LodEC best and Lircest Lodge In London, la close to the Dotol. which is patronised Uj 
large nambers of Good Templars and their friends. Batabllshed 1859. Hot an d Cola HatPa. 


Within flvomtonte.' wall, ot Great Northern, Mldjand, L.on''?n^?i,?»,'?SZ!''Tre",'ne"TSmnTbt'f.romtrr^^^ 

Impovtiint Jloticc to Jl^bcrtiscre. 

We would impress upon Advertisers the facilitiea 
offered in our columns. Tho extensive ciiculathionof the 
WATOHWoim— the Official Orpan of the Grand LodRe— 
ehould commend it as an excellent medium for communi- 
catingr matters relatinf? not only to Temperance, but to 
business generally. The most promment position m the 
paper is given totheannouncoments of Anniversaries 
Annual or Publio Meetings, Lectures, 
Bazaars &C., at the following rates : 

For fOne insertion 4s. Gd.) Any spnce 

one Inch 1 Two Insert ons at ... Ss. fld. 

o( i Three 3s M. 

pace CFour and beyond 2^. 6d. , 


Including a reference to the Event 
Erents " coltinm. 

We would also direct attention to announcements 
classified under the liead of 


Such notices frenuently reach us as News. We can 
only publish them however, as ytrfiTrfiscmcnfs, Riving 
them Special Publicity, at very Cheap rates, ru. : 

So that for the low charge of Oil. a Public Meeting can 
be advertised in all the Lodges, and to the most active 
Temperance Workers in every Town in EnKland, thus 
affording efficient local publicily, and frequently leading 
to the attendance of travellers and others visiting the 
districts. ' Beyond 24 Words the charge is 3d. for every 
additional eix Words. 

April 19 (Monday, 8 p in.) United Lodje Session 
Boys' .School. Tumliam Green. All Lodges ir. noichliourhood 
earnestly Invited to attend. Pleasant cvenins for all. 

April 28 (Easter Monday). Star of Peaoo, Enfield. 
Mission Honse, Baker-street, Public T 
Tickets 8d. Visitine Si.-ters .nnil Brothe 

25,000 out of the 200,000 







Adjoining the Sailors' Rest. 

£2,600 will ensure their being closed and pulled 

down, and a Teetotal Block will be built on 

their site. 

§itUiitiou5 M.intcb aub Dacdiit. 

First twenty-four Words Gd. 

Every six Words additional 3d. 

Wl ANTED, a Girl, about 20, as a Ser- 
VV vant in a family of two psrsoua ; an abstainer 
pre'erred.- Mrs. S., 0.5, Gloucester-crescent, Regent's 
Park, N.W. ^ ^^^ 

Prof. Andre's Alpine Choir 

ON TOl'R. 

Triangle Housc.Mare Street,Hackney,E.; Alpine Uousa, 

Gnldstono Villas, West Brighton. 
Musical Instruments of all kinds are taught and Iiept in 
atock at above addresses, but tho following are speci- 
alities : Alpine Violin, Mandoline, Dulcimer, Zither, 
and Guitar. For full particulars see The Talent Finder, 
Andrei's Journal. Id. Monthly. 


TO SEND to BOWERS Bros., 89, Blackfriars- 
road, London, E.G., for any description of Printing. 
^0,000 Handbills, 14s. 6d. ; 1,000 Memorandums, 08. 
Paper Bags and all the multiform varieties of Trade 
Printing. Cheapest and best house in the trade. 


for Meetings and general distribution, 1,000, 4fl. 6d. 
600, 3s. 3d., with notice at back. (Jnantities.Ss. per 1,000 
Posters, 20in. by SOin^ 100, 9a. ; Window Bills, 48. per 
100 in good style. Pledge Cards and all requisites 
Send name and address and one stamp for sample 
Fstimates for all classes of work. Orders t>flr return Popt 

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Sailors' Rest, 



Avti-Dysprptic Cocoa or Chocolate Powder, 



With the Excess of Fa,t Estraotcd 

Tho Faculty prououacG it "Tho most nutritious, porfoctly 

disostiblo BeToragefor Bbeakpast, Loncheos, or Supper, and 

invahiable for InvaUds and Youn-j Children.' 

Boing with«ut suttar, flpice, or other admixt ' 

palates, keeps for years in all climates, and 
strength of cocoas thickened yet weakened 

starch, &c., and 

four times the 
ith arrowroot, 
iity o'heaper than such Mixtures. 
sly with boiling water, a teaspooufiil to 

Breakfast Cup, costing less than a Half-penny 

Cocoatina poasesses remarkable sustaining properties 
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MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1883. 


Twenty-four Words s 

a^0 be SOLD.— A complete set of Good Templa 
Begnlin and Furniture ; ' ' ^" ^"' ' '*'~ - ~ -^ 

FOR IMMEDIATE SALE. — •' Erdington Coffee 
House," opposite " Public Uall,"iicar Birmingliain ; Adult 
Lodge, 60 Members: Juvenile, 100 Members; Rechabites 16; 
all prosresBing well ; Ladies' Blue Ribbon Society ; Football and 
_ . . ..,.,_ _,.,_ — .„,, -* — • ~f 1 — ,..., . T^atfatelle and Let 
us genuine ; satis* 


By Joseph Malixs, G.YV.O.T. 

Our Government, in annexing Becliuanaland, 
— a country as large as Spain — a year or two 
ago, permitted the sale of intoxicants to native 
chiefs and headmen, and Bro. J. B. Wheelwright, 
G.W.C.T. of Cape Colony, writes me that, as a 
consequence, it li.ts become a " drink-ridden 
country ruled by brandy-sodden chiefs." Last 
year the Government also formally annexed 
the Tr.-inskeian territories to Cape Colony. 
Prior to then, under a kind of protectorate, the 
Cape authorities had allowed drink licences, but 
some of these licences forbade drink sale to 
natives while the others only allowed sale to 
natives on the latter producing a special magis- 

terial permit List Octoler, however, after 
annexation, a proclamation was issued permit- 
ting all licence-holders to sell specified quanti- 
ties to any natives shewing special permits, 
and to sell without permit or limil to all diiejs, 
l>rtljj chiefs, or headmen. The London Tirma 
took the lead in denouncing this last, and I 
wrote the G.W.C.T. of Cape Colony, urging 
agitation for its withdrawal. Our Colonial 
brethren were, however, already on the war 
path, and a letter from their G.W.C.T., 
dated Cape Town, January 11, said;— "Tho 
Cape Alliance and other Temperance bodies 
agitated by public meetings and petitions 
against the proclamation. We have succeeded, 
for the obnoxious announcemenc is withdrawn, 
and the Transkeian natives are saved for tho 

Papers since to hand shew that on December 
31, the Cape authorities "amended the pro- 
clamation " by prohibiting the sale to chiefs, 
petty chiefs, and headmen — save on their pre- 
sentation of a special magisterial permit, as is 
the case with ordinary natives. 

The above news I received about the end ot 
January, and I waited in vain through Feb- 
ruary and March for any announcement in 
Parliament of this important event which had 
taken place on December 31. In the meantime 
Religious, Temperance, and Good Templar 
bodies sent memorials to our Government 
officials in London in January, February, and 
even March, and received for reply notice 
that the memorials were sent on to the Cape 
authorities — whose report was awaited. Not a 
word was sent by our Government to these 
English societies to indicate the victory of 
December 31; in fact our Home Government 
seemed in total ignorance of what had for 
weeks and even months been public knowledge 
in Cape Colony — a colony with which they have 
telegraphic communication ! 

I therefore asked Mr. Valentine, M.P., 
to put a question in the House as to 
whether the Cape proclamation of October last 
,vas withdrawn, and if so on what date. 

On March 26, the following reply was given 
in the House of Commons on behalf of the 
Government ; — 
In answer to Mr. Valentine, 

Mr. Osborne Morgan said, — By a proclamation dated 
October 8, 1S85, of the Government of the Capo 
Colony, and amended by a proclamation dated 
December 31, 1SS.J, the sale o{ spirituom liquors to 
any native, unless he should produce a permit signed 
by a magistrate, a jnstice of the peace, or field comet, 
was prohibited in the Transkeian territory. The-e 
proolamsitionB are still in force. There is no prohibi- 
tion against the sale of other liqaora to natives, 
Ithough the importation of wine, beer, and other 
ntoxicating liquors into the territory, except under 
certain conditions, is strictly forbidden. Papers 
relating to the subject were laid by me yesterday on 
tho table, and will be circulated in a few days. 

The character of this reply will be seen at 
once when it is noted that it pretends that the 
proclamation of October last, as well as the 
amendment ot December, were both prohibitory, 
whereas in point of fact the first allowed free sale 
to chiefs and headmen, while the latter abso- 
lutely withdrew this — the worst part of the pro- 
clamation. Of the ignorance or reticence ot 
the Government, as exhibited by their giving 
no hint of this during the nearly three months 
that had elapsed since December 31, nothing 
need be said, as it speaks for itself. 

Ne.\t Week, in consequence of Good Friday, we 
shall publish this paper on Thuiisday, April 22nd, 
instead of on Friday. All communications should 
reach us a day earlier than usual. 

What Ireland May F.'iPEcr. — Speaking on 
the Home Rule Scheme in the House of Commons 
on April 8, Mr. Parnell said ; — " Probably one ot 
the first things that would happen under an Irish 
legislature would be a restriction of the sale of 
strong drinks on Sundays and other days, and cer- 
tai'.ily we must expect a considerable reduction in 
the amount of revenue derived from the liquor 

April 19, 1886 


DcRUAM Sunday Closing Bill. — The following 
parar;raph lias a place in a circular issued by Bro. 
W. Dodgson, D.E.S., South Durham, convening a 
meeting to discuss this Bill : — *' You are doubtless 
aware that the Durham County Sunday Closing 
Bill has passed the third reading in tlie House of 
Commons. The Bishop of Durham will take 
charge of the measure in the House of Lords after 
Easter. It ia of great importance that stops s^iould 
immediately be taken to give his lordship all the 
assistance which he may consider will strengthen 
his hands, Mr. Fry, M.P., suggests a public 
meeting in Durham city, and it may be desirable 
that meetings should also be held throughout the 

Pbohibition writes :-- Allow me a few words of 
explanation, apropos of your courteous remarks on 
my paper in the Watchword for April 5. I inten- 
tionally made no mention of Mr. MacLagan's Scot- 
land Bill, as also of Mr. Johnston's Local Option 
scheme for Ulster, because, being merely sectional, 
they cannot be said to be " before the consideration 
of the country and the Temperance party" in 
general, in the sense of being otFered for their accept- 
ance, which ia the sense in which I used the words. 
I fully admit that I ought, for strict accuracy, to 
have taken note of Mr. S. Howard's Bill, as that is a 
national measure, or, at any rate, one proposed for 
England, whose Temperance policy was my sub- 
ject. But I believe the real cause of my having at 
the moment overlooked it was the fact that, 
though differing, of course, from the Government 
scheme, the two are yet so far akin aa that the 
omission but little affects my argument. Both 
come under whatever objections may be felt to 
** legalising elective licensing boards," to 
the dangers uf which you allude, so 
that it seems to matter comparatively little 
what form of elective or representative 
Option is preferred by the body of Temperance 
M. P. 'a who reject direct option. T do imagine, 
however, that the large proportion of these (called 
*' Local Optionists" in distinction to Direct 
Vetoists) have accepted the phrase "Local Option" 
in the sense put upon it, or to be put upon it by 
their Liberal leaders. I am far from undervaluing 
printed expressions of opinion on this matter, 
whether in leaders, pamphlets, &c. ; but what is 
wanted is public discussion, official declarations and 
resolutions of Grand Lodge and other corporate 


Lambktu. — The election of Guardians took place 
in the various divisions of this great parish last 
week. We note ihat Bro. John Mann was returned 
in the Norwood Ward. In the Brixton Ward Mr. 
J. H. Lile, a strong Temperance advocate, was 
returned at the head of the poll. 

NEwroKT, MoN.— Bro. W. H. Brown, D.C.T. 
(Monmouth District), has just been elected as a 
member of the Newport Board of Guardians. Bro. 
Brown ia also a member of the Newport 
School Board. Bro. Councillor J. R.Jacob, J.P., 
was, at a recent meeting of the Newport Town 
Council, elected to fill an Aldermanic vacancy by 
21 votes to one. The Order has now two good 
representatives in the Council in the persons of 
Bro. Alderman, J. R. Jacob and Bro. Councillor 
M. Mordey, 

From Cape Colony an officer has gone to plant 
the Order in Madagascar. 

"Oh for a Lod'ie in some vast wilderness," is 
in Cowper's " Task," Book II., and not in Shake- 
speare, to whom it was erroneously attributed in my 
last column. 

Bro. Rev.Wilu.oi Ross, P.R.W.G.T., s.iys over 
5,000 persons have taken the teetotal pledge during 
the last 22 months at the meetings in Cowcaddens 
Free Church, Glasgow, of which he is pastor. 

Bro. T. N. G. Clare, G.W.V.T., of the 
Bahamas, West Indies, moved, in the Legislature, 
the insertion of a clause in the Election Act, 
whereby drink-shops would be closed on election 
days. His amendment was adopted, and has be- 
come law. 

Is 5IY LAST I named Norlh Durham instead of 
South. Durham, as having the following large Subor- 
dinate Lodges at the places named : — Lodge No. 
999 (Tow Law). 132 members ; 214G (Bowden- 
le-Wear), 120 ; 131 (Stockton), 107 ; 3245 (Stock- 
ton), 100. 

The First AsNCALREPOETof the Young Crusaders 
Juvenile Temple, Chelsea, is printed, and con- 
tains a splendid record of the year's doing, a 
balance sheet also being added. The Temple has 
a penny bank, and a tonic sol-fa class, and is look- 
ing to the formation of a library and cricket club. 

A Temperance Tour. — Bro. J. Pepper, of 
Lincoln, a while ago took a walking tour from 
Lincoln to London and back. He is C7 years of 
age, and on one occasion he walked 20 miles in one 
day. He addressed several Lodges and Temperance 
meetings en. route. The whole journey occupied but 
11 days. On returning to Lincoln ho addressed a 
meeting of about 2,000, and was heartily received. 

The Leicestershire and District Temper- 
ance Union is managed by an Executive, two- 
thirds of whom are elected by our District Lodge. 
Admiral King Hall is president, and Bro. Rev. F. 
B.Meyer,B.A.,Bro.D. S.Hulme and Bro. Beckwith 
are vice-presidents ; the agent being Bro. Hillier, 
P.D.C.T. of the Isle of Wight. The report shews 
an income of £350 ; an active propagation iu every 
direction, and a large list of our Lodges 

The Neu-casUe Daily Chrmikle tells how the 
master and mate of the water-logged ship named 
The Ten Uwihcis refused in their drunken daring to 
be rescued and so were drowned, while others of 
the crew were saved by the Sarah Ann, of 
Hartlepool. The officers of The Ten Brothers 
ship were little like the sober leaders of The Ten 
Brothers Lodge, in Denntark. who began to build 
their own Good Templar Hall even before their 
Lodge was instituted. 



Bro. George, who for many years was 
the agent of the Derby Temperance Society, has 
been appointed travelling secretary of the Sunday 
Closing Association in the Midlands, and will 
reside in Birmingham. 

Presentation.— On April 12, Bro. Frederick 
Jenkins, of the Royal Windsor Lodge,' -was 

Leek.-Bto. I. Heath, P. W.D.C. North Stafford, I t1"i^,'^3l'!'/,!!*'l!?!!,™!i'°?''.u "j:'i?,':..™^^i°° °^ 
has been elected amemberof the Lock Board of 


Stoke.— Bro. A. Heath has been elected a 
member of Stoke Board of Guardians. It is very 
pleasing to note that at this place not a publican 
has been returned. One was nominated for Hauley 
Ward, but our brother polled nearly 300 votes more 
than did the publican. 

Felling-on-Tyne. — Bro. J. Hopper, of Dare to 
be True Lodge, has been elected to the Board of 
Guardians. This Lodge is now represented on the 
Local Board, Schoal Board, and the Guardians. 

Cardiff. — In the Uuath Ward, Bro. Councillor 
Beavan, W.D.Ch. , East Glamorgan, and Di.strict 
Superintendent U.K. A. for South Wales, was 
returned second in a list of 13 candidates. A strong 
supporter of Temperance principles is thus added 
to the Board. 

Presentation. — On Saturday, April 10, Bro. J. 
Shipman, of Angel of Mercy Lodge, Camden Town, 
was presented with a valuable gold watch by 224 
employes of a firm of which he is manager, as a 
mark of their appeciation for his promptitude and 
coolness in subduing a fire at the manufactory on 
February 3 last. 

his marriage, by members of the difl'ereut Temper- 
ance organisations in Windsor. On the previous 
Sunday he was also presented with a handsomely 
bound volume of the "Life of Christ," by the 
members of the Bible-class he is connected with. 

An Irruption of French Wines.— The manu- 
facturers and shippers of French light wines are 
anticipating an (increase in the duty on their 
produce iu the forthcoming Budget, and are ship- 
ping enormous quantities to this country, paying 
the duty on landing instead of Ijonding the wine in 
the usual course. Nearly 8,000 cases were landed 
at Dover on April 12, and about 20,000 more were 
lying at Calais awaiting shipments. The same ac- 
tivity prevails at other wine shipping ports. 

The May Meetings.— Friends visiting London may 
find excellent day accommodation at the London 
Central Club. Bridewell-place, New Bridge-street, E.G. 
Luncheons, teas, A:c.. at moderate tariff. Country 
aubsoriptions lus. 6d. per aaQum. Reading and 
writing-rooms, i:c. 

Complimentary Dinners, Social Teas, Con- 
ferences, Evening Meetings of Companies or Societies, 
on reasonable terms, at the London Central Club, 
Bridewell-place, London, B.C., opposite Ludgate Hill 
Station. Strictly Temperance principles. 


The following responses have been already made 
to a private circular sent to Lodge Deputies and 
others for contributions to a special Fund of £200 to 
meet the expenses of necessary alterations in and 
fittings u^ of the new offices just acquired for the 
Grand Lodge. 

£ s. d. 
Amounts previously acknowledged ... 14 18 
Mrs. S. H. Robson, G.W.V.T. Egro- 

mont ... 
Miss Hellena Richardson, Carlisle 
R. P. J. Simpson, Liscard 
Per Captain T. W. Kitwood, Goole ... 
Per John B. Parkins, Leighton Buzzard 

T. Newton Young, Middlesex 

Per W. J. Simmonds, Portsmouth 

,, A. Wightman, Barrow-in-Furness 

,, T. James, Penzance... 

Robert H. Brown, Wakefield 

Per J. C. MUlen, Walmer 

Samuel Alexander, Woodbridge 

Rev. R. P. Davey, Truro 

Mrs. Woodall, Hull 

W. Woodhall, Hull 

J. E. Smurtliwaite, Bognor 

J. G. Tolton, Manchester 

Valentine Burley, Sandwich 

Rev. W. K. Cox, Coventry 

T. Skevington, Nottingham 

T. Smith, Accrington ... 

Rev. F. B.Meyer, B.A., Leicester ... 

Jolin Coster, Chatham ... 

P. J. Whitehead, Southport 

*'A Friend," Southampton 

John G. Thornton, Bristol 

F. W. Crick, Bedford 

Mrs. E. Robinson, Bargate 

John Bowen, Brockley ... 

C. D. Webb, Ledbury 

Dawson Burns, D.D., London... 

Rev. T. R. Hargreaves, Keighley 

H. Ansell, London 

James Lloyd, London ... 

S. Perrett, Bridgwater ■ ... 

Per J. Firbank, Bishop Auckland 

Per J. P. Little, Carlisle 

Per J. Thom.-va, Bridgwater 

Per S. B. Hupton, Norwich 

Per Thomas Todd, Carlisle 

Per William Dodgson, Stockton-on-Tees 6 

Per Miss A. Charls, Weymouth 

Per G. Batchelor, 13eckenham ... 

Per Florence L. Milner, Lancaster 

Per John Williams, Manchester 

Per C. J. Crews, Morley 

Per A. P. Stead, Madeley 

Per Bro. Anderson, Hebburn ... 

Rev. E. Turland, Cheltenham ... 

A. J. Lucas, Bristol 

Miss Adela Aust, Corsham 

Per Seth Warburton, Low Spennymoor 

£31 3 3 

John B. Collings, G.W.Sec, 

G.L. Offices, Birmingham. 





































Good Templar Volunteers and the Easter 
Man(euvres. —Arrangements have been made to 
hold Lodge Sessions at Dover, Canterbury, Ports- 
mouth, and Aldershot. Upon application to the 
secretaries, any member may receive a card with the 
names of Lodges and their addresses. It is hoped 
that many will join in the meeting, feeling that it 
will strengthen each one in the Order, and save 
many from temptation. The secretaries are — for 
Dover and Canterbury : Bro. A. G. Simmons 
Heatherside-road, Ewell. For Portsmouth, Bro! 
M. Glaser, 14, Bjlmoral Grove, Caledonian-road, 
N. For Aldershot, Bro. H. M. AUam, 10,Corinne'- 
road, TufncU Park-road. 

Shutting Tiiem Up.— At Blandford, on Thurs- 
day, the following resolution was unanimously 
passed by the Temperance Society, on the motion 
of Bro. W. C. Amory, " That this committee 
rejoices at the recent diminution in the number of 
the very many sources of crime, distress, and 
pauperism, in Blandford, and expresses its thank- 
fulness for the manifestation of philanthropy and 
public spirit on the part of the Hon. Miss Port- 
man, by whose beneficent action in purchasing and 
closing the Portuian Arms, that satisfactory result 
has been achieved." The magistrates at the last 
Licensing Sessions withdrew the licence from a 
beer-house where murder had recently been com- 
[mitted by the licence-holder. 


AriiiL 19, 1886. 


The Irish question has entirely absorbed public 
attention durintr tlie past week. The scene in tlie 
House of Commons on April 8, w,t3 one that will 
rot soon bo forgotten. The same may be said of 
Mr. Gladstone's wonderful oratorical effort. If all 
our legislators would infuse the same spirit and 
nobleness of purpose into their actions andspeechesas 
that displayed by the Premier on Thursday week, 
much of the bitterness of political life would soon 
disappear. It is not within the province of these 
columns to offer any opinion on the question of the 
future government I'f Ireland. Yet the hope may 
be expressed that whatever action is taken, it may 
bo such as will bind our sister isle more closely to 
us, and dispel much of the bitterness which has 
existed for so many years. 

The vacancies in the Ministry created by the re- 
signation of those disagreeing with Mr. Gladstone's 
Irish policy have been filled up with fiieiids of Tem- 
perance. Sir Ughtved Kay-Khuttleworth has been 
appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 
Mr. Stafford Howard goes to the Indian Office as 
Under-Secretary, and Mr. Borla-o succeeds Mr. 
Jesso Collings at the Local Government Board. 
These three gentlemen are in favour of the Direct 
Veto policy advocated by the Grand Lodge. 

I am glad to see that Mr. J. Cliarles Durant 
ret.ains his seat for ."^tepney. For 20 years he has 
been well-known upon the Temperance platforms of 
the Metropolis, and his presence in the House will 
be very welcome whenever our question comes on 
for discussion. 

# * 

The concluding festival of the Lambeth Baths 
winter meetings was held on Saturday, April 10, 
under the presidency of Mr. Samuel Motley. 
During the season 203 meetings have been held, 116 
of which were Gospel, Temperance, and experience 
meetings, and about 1,000 persons have signed the 
pledge. Since these gatherings were first 
inaugurated — 24 years ago — the character 
of the surrounding district has changed for 
the better, and numbers of the inhabi- 
tants have been brought under good influences and 
are now living higher and holier lives. Too much 
praise cannot be given to the Rev. G. M. Murphy 
and his earnest band of workers, all of whom give 
their services in this good cause. 

Those writers who are ever anxious to minimise 
the strength of the Prohibition Party in the States 
should study the American pacers a little more, 
and they would soon perceive how mistaken they 
are in their views. No governor thinks of 
eending out his annual message without referring 
to the question, and those not in favour of extreme 
measures admit the justice of the demand for some 
curtailment of the tratiic. The success of Georgia, 
Kansas, and Iowa has given an immense impetus to 
the movement in other States, and many are 
preparing to make prohibition the test question at 
the next election. 

An illustration that the law is no dead letter in 
Kansas is found in the testimony of Governor 
Martin, who recently said : 

During the pastil weeks I have fcfen through all 
parts of the State, s] caking at fiiirs and reunions once 
or twice every wi'fk. These gathctinoTK have uom- 
bercd from 2,000 to fi.OOO people. My opportunities 
(or finding out the true status of the enforcement of 
the prohibitory law have been unequalled. During 
this time I have been struck with the entire absence 
of drunkenuess. In fact, incredible as it may appear, 
1 did not see a drunken man throogh my v/hole cir- 
cuit. Here in Topeka, at the reonion, the largest 
pathering ever held in the State, where no less than 
100.000 people were present, only one case of intoxica- 
tion came under my observation. It is my opinion 
that not more than one-tenth of the liquor is sold in 
the State to-day that there was before the passage of 
the prohibitory law. 


Among the various efforts put forth at the present 
time to assist those who are suffering through the 
depression of trade, is a movement started by 
Baroness Burdett-Coutts, Lady Wolseley, and 
others. " Scrap" carts have been provided, which 
collect broken food in London. This is carefully 
cooked, being made up into puddings, stews, pies, 
&c., and retailed to the poor at a penny a dish. 

and these will be limited according to the juilg- 
raent of the Kxcise oflicers, and a fee of 
£45 charged for each. The Finance Minister 
says that ''while experience has proved that 
the vice of drunkenness cannot be extirpated 
by legislative measures, it is certain that wise legis- 
lation can at least do much to lessen the evil, and 
contribute to tho moral development of the 

Tho latest ' novtlty as a Rand of Hope 
instructor is supplied in this month's Hand of Hope 
Chronicle, in the shape of a "Punch and Judy 
show." The writer says ; — " Perhaps the idea has not 
occurred toyour readers thataPmichand Judyshow, 
made on the plan of the well-known street shows, 
may be made useful in children's entertainments. 
I have constructod one this winter, and wishing to 
make it instructive as well as amusing, have intro- 
duced a Temperance story. I find that very young 
children remember the thread of the story, and 
the moral, as well as the more amusing parts. 
It will draw any number of children." 

This is certainly a novel idea, yet I do not see 
why it should not be made very useful. We all, as 
boys and. girls, have spent many minutes at the 
corner of streets watching the adventures of Punch 
and his spouse ; though I am afraid the dialogue 
put into their mouths by the "worker" is 
not often of an edifying character. But a reformed 
and regenerated Punch, anxious to make amends 
for all his past misdeeds, and prepared to teach his 
auditors tho truths of Temperanoo, is a vast im- 
provement ; and it is to be hoped the originator of 
this reform will communicate to others some 
further particulars of the working of this new 
" instructor." Free LiNCB. 

7.30 a.m. 



1 p.m. 

7.30 a.m. 



7.0 a.m. 



1 p.m. 

7.30 a.m 

The Excise law recently adopted by the Russi 
Goverununt will have the effect of closing quite] 
80,000 grog saloons. Licences for the sale of liquor]7.30. 
will only be granted to liotels and restfturants, | 



The Seventeenth Annual Session of the 
Grand Lodge of England 


EASTER MONDAY, April 20, 1386. 

Qualifications foe Grand Lodge Decree.— 
(a) Past and Acting Deputies of the G.W.C.T. 
(6) Past and Acting Superintendents of Juvenile 
Templars, (r) All who have served in elective 
offices in Sub-Lodge or Degree Temple two terms, 
(d) All who have been 'Third Degree Members 
THREE years. Candidates must, however, be Dis- 
trict Lodge members, unless they are ordinary 
Members of Foreign, Military, or Naval Lodges, or 
Seamen or Soldiers ; but in all cases they must 
be Third Degree Mejnbers. Only spch of these 


M THE Order, or violation of pledge, are 


The following arrangements for the Session 
have been made ; 

SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1886. 
7.0 p.m. Juvenile Templar Demonstration at 

the Royal Albert Hall, Stow 

Hill. Choir of 400 voices. 
EASTER SUNDAY. Official Sermon in tho Town Hall, 

by Rev. Joseph Aston, G. W. 

EASTER MONDAY (Royal Albert Hall, 
Stow Hill). 
11.30 a.m. Credential Committee will sit till 2.30 

in Credential Committee Room, 

Jtoyal Albert H.all. 
2.0 p.m. Grand Lodge Members admitted. Albert Hall. 
2.30 Grand Lodge Session opened in G.L. 

Degree. Roll of officers called. 
2.4.") Candidates for Grand Lodge Degree 

3.0 GrandLodgeDegree conferred. Officers' 

reports presented ; Committees 

appointed, and order of procedure 

4.0 Reception of delegates from kindred 

4.30 Adjourment. 

4 and 5 A public tea will be held in the 

'Tabernacle School-room, Dock- 
Public reception meeting. Royal 

Albert Hall. 

TUESDAY (Town Hall). 

Prayer Meeting at K.M.C.A. Rooms, 

Credential Committee will sit till 9 
o'clock in the Credential Committee 
Room, Town Hall, Dock-atreet. 
Session re-opens in G.L. Degree. 

Additional Candidates initiated. 
Roll of Representatives called. Ba»i- 

ness proceeded with. 

Session re-ooens in Third Degree. 

C(mferonces of Political AcHon and 
Juvenile Templars, and Committee 
Prayer Meeting in Y.M.C.A. Rooms, 

Se«sion re-opens in Third Degree. 
Session rc-opons. 
Session re-opens. Adjourns at will. 

Preston Club Re -union Breakfast. 

Aesociation-room, Hill-street. 
Prayer Meeting in 'if.M.C.A. Rooms, 

Session re-opens in Grand Lodge De- 
gree for installation of officers. 

Session re-"pens inSubordinateDegrce. 
Session re-opens. Adjourns at will. 

Pr.iyor meeting in Y.M.C.A. Rooms, 
ii.O Session re-opens in Grand Lodge De- 

gree, and closes at will in tiiat 
Entrance. — Vo Grand Lodge member or candi- 
date can enter the session without fu-st presenting a 
ticket or credential to the Credential Coaunittee 
for endorsement. 

Kepeesentative.«. — Reps, will have to pre- 
sent their credentials to the Credential Committee 
who will exchan^'e them for a ticket. 

G.L. Membeus' Cehtificate.s. — All (boso 
already possessing the Grand Lodge Degree, not 
being representatives, must present a certificate 
signed by the W.C.T. and W.S. of their ordin- 
ary Lodge. The G. W. Secretary will supply certifi- 
cates on application throuyh t!ie L.D. 

Candidates' Credentials. — AH Candidates for 
the Grand Lodge Degree, not being representatives, 
must present credentials signed by the W.C.T. and 
W.S. of their ordinary Lodge. 'Jhe G.W. Secre- 
tary will supply credentials on*pplication from the 

Seats. — After Monday, representatives will sit 
together according to their Distritts, the places 
being previously fixed by ballot, under the direc- 
tion of the Reception Committee. The number of 
the seats, with the names of the Districts, will be 
exhibited on the first day of tlie session. Should a 
regular representative fail to be in his place at 
Grand Lodge immediately after the roll of repre- 
sentatives is called, the highest altercative present 
can claim the seat for tlie session, when the 
Credential Committee sh.ill consult the co-represen 
tatives present and report the facts. On a seat 
being once allowed to either representative or . 
alternate it cannot be afterwards occupied by the 
other during the same session. 

Absence 'Without Leave. —Any representative 
leaving the session without permission may be dis- 
qualified from participating in the mileage fund. 

Voting Power. — Tho voting power is confined 
to its oiEcers, past officers, representatives, and past 
representatives, but only representatives, vole in 
the election of officers, and when tho yeas and nays 
are called. 

Regalia. — No member or visitor can be admitted 
without regalia. All Grand Lodge members must 
furnish themselves with either Grand Lodge, Third 
Degree, or Sub-Lodge Officers' regalia. A Gr.axd 
Lodge Book Stall will be furnished, where regalia 
can be either hired or purchased. 

Lodgings. — AppUciitiuns for accomjnodation 
should be sent to Bro. W. Jonns, 14, Arthur- 
street, Newport, Mon, Applicants should state 
whether they are representatives or jiot. 

Train Accosimodation. — The railway authorities 
refuse to make national concessions. Local mem- 
bers may approach the authorities witb a view to 
the reduction of fares. 

(Signed) John li. Collings, 

(Hon.) G.W. Sec. 

April 19, 1886. 



The Sale of Liquora to Children.— I am 
pleased to see that this matter is before the Housa 
of Commons, and trust the time is not far distant 
when a bill will be passed prohibiting publicans 
from selling to children under 13 years of 
age. To me it seems a crime, that children 
of tender years should bo sent to public- 
houses, for children are all curious, and, there- 
fore, it is only childliko that they should taste 
•what they hare been aent for. Now, how often 
thattastiuz leads to likin; and liking becomes 
longing, and thus we liave our children tu-n out 
oonfirmed drunkards ; whereas if they had not been 
•eut to fetch it in the first instance, they would 
have grown up respectable men and women. 
Parents have much to answer for in this respect. 
Hero is a case which has come under my own notice. 
I am living opposite a beerhou.w,' and every 
Suuday dinner time there is a child of not 
jnore than three years of age, sent three or four 
timoB for beer, the child is so young that she cannot 
open the door herself, but hai to wait until someone 
comes along to open it for her. This sort of thing 
takes place in a Christian country ; I call it bar- 
1>arou8. The publicans, too, in this town, en- 
«oarage children by giving them presents at Christ- 
mas ; therefore I think it is quite time this was put 
a stop to, and I trust that all Good Templars, and 
Temperance societies will do all they can to 
bring this about — Georcie Brasscombe, Birming- 

Lodges in Agricultural Districts. —Having 
■for some years been an Executive officer, and 
latterly D,C.T. of what is probably the purely 
agricultural District Lodge in England or Wales, I 
tray be able to contribute something to this discus- 
sion. In Radnnrehirc, our largest town (Knighton) „„„„„„. ^ ..^^..u.. ^ o..o,^iuo. • i v„...,nji, lou mu 

has barely 2,000 inhabitants, while there are but j if "triedTrrtrrkes'niVtha'r tile length oT'tlTe experi 
two other places whoso population exceeds ! mentshouM vary withthewishesof theperscn making 

hardly fair to criticise Bro. T.B.C'a scheme when | milk ; and it we are to spend our time in feasting 
so little is known of its details, but how will it | with them, then why not receive tliem into full 
remedy the difficulty of which he speaks- that of 1 membership with ourselves ? The " double duty" 
working the ''social club" idea of our Order with- of entertainment and instruction is to my mind the 
out in the least impairing its character as a devoted | great aim and end of the I.O.G.T. Wo may often 

working army — if the two classes of members are to 

meet in the same Lodge meetings as at present .' In 
proportion to the distinction drawn between working 
members and those who, itisunderstood.come to be 
amused, would be, one would think, the stringency 
of the demand for amusement on the part of these 
latter. Are the associates to hold office, vote with 
the full members, attend District Lodge, &c. ? 
Whether or no, either alternative presents grave 
difficulties. Tlien I fail to see how the exchange 
of the Templar form of pledge for the Blue Kibbun 
one would lessen the evil of violation. Some poor 
victim of drink, after intinite pains and many 
prayers on the part of friends, takes the 
pledge, " God helping " him, at a Blue 
Ribbon meeting, and a few days after 
is seen drunk as usual. One feels inexpres- 
sibly pained and shocked ; I do not think it would 
be possible to feel more so if the pledge had been 
made in a Templar Lodge, nor that the actual 
guilt and degradation are leas than in the latter 
case. The fact is, all nnconditionnl teetotal pledges 
are " life-long " in the only rational sense. If one 
were to tell the people at a teetotal meeting tliat the 
pledge they are sigcing is not for life (a thing no 
one would dream of doing), they would naturally 
answer, " For how long is it then ?" I cannot but 
think that to give a Blue Ribbon or other ordinary 
pledge in connection with the Good Templar 
I irder, in order that breaking it may be less dis- 
graceful or serious than if taken in Templar form, 
would be to decidedly lower even the present 
standard of moral feeling with respect to Tem- 
pei-ance pledges, and that the Templar obligation 
would really suffer with the rest. Tlie only alter- 
native where the resolution is known to be weak 
is the old device of an erperimental or time pledge. 
Would it be possible to graft this on in the form of 
lociate section to tlie Order? I cannot telhbut 

1,000. Notwithstanding this, we have nine 
Lodges in good working order in that 
district, the smallest having a member- 
ship of over 20, and those of course situate in 
places that can hardly be termed villages. One of our 
largest, oldest, and best Lodges is located in a 
village which has about 2i houses, and a popula- 
tion of 150. This Lodge has had a membership of 
140 at one time, and of course the members had to 
attend from long distances, the country around 
being only sparsely populated. Another Lodge 
has been working for 11 years, and this in a stTll 
smaller country village, but without failing to meet 
every week regularly except on one occasion 
during the long period. Other of our 
Lodges In small hamlets show almost au 
equally good record, but on the other hand 
the Lodges located in the small towns of the 
county at one time or another have utterly col 
lapsed and had to be re-startod. In the county 
town (Presteigne) the Lodge failed to meet eight o 
nine years ago, and all efforts to get it to work 
again came to naught The experience of this dis- 
trict goes to prove that Good Templary r.n be 
worked most efficiently even in country «'. strict: 
provided we can get hold of members of the right 
stnmp in the various places who will attend .-iiid 
interest themselves in their Lodges. No doubt 
wo are unable to indulge in those fraternal 
and encouraging visits that are possible in towns 
where there are two or more Lodges, and that 
District officers have to be tolerably self-sacrificing, 
and willing to make long journeys in the winter 
evenings along dark and muddy country roads. In 
this District, we have 330 adult members, and also 
330 juveniles in seven Temples, out of a population 
of barely .30,000 ; thus wo number more tluan one 
in DO of the total inh.abitants. I do not wish to 
crack up our District, but merely to point out thfit 
wore our Order equally well represented through- 
out the kingdom, we should have a mem- 
bership (adult and juvenile) of about three- 
quarters of a million. No matter how small a vil- 
lage may be, rarely is it too small for a public- 
house to exist .and flourish. Then let us, too, en- 
deavour to plant our Lodges and Juvenile Temples 
side by side with these sources of evil, until our 
Order will form a network throughout the 
kingdom. Thns shall we hasten that good time 
coming wlien Britons shall be tree from the vices 
which now enslave them. — D. Charles Davibs, 
D.C.T., Radnorshire. 
Associates of Good Templary. —It seems 

it, i.e., one might sign for a week at first, and 
then again, perhaps lengtliening the time ; while 
another signed for three or six months ; but that 
the period should be equ,al for all before which the 
full unconditional obligation eould not be taken. 
But in .any case I hope no pledge will ever be ad- 
ministered with the sanction of our Order 
mutilated of its clauses against giving, buying, 
and selling. These present no great added 
difficulty to the majority of persons who join the 
Order. To people of rank, &o., to banish drink 
from the table is open a far greater stumbling- 
block than the personal abstinence ; but, as a 
general rule, the artisan who is honestly prepared 
for personal abstinence accepts with little difficulty 
the idea of not providing it for others, and finds 
his best means of keeping his pledge in washing his 
hands of the thing altogether. At the same time I 
firmly believe that in this quiet, matter-of-course 
.assumption made by our Order, that a rational 
teetotal pledge necessarily means not giving, or 
selling, or making, by the same principle that it 
means not taking, resides the reid strength and 
forefront position of the organisation. To divide 
the pledge would be gratuitously to lower our 
standard and that without motive, since those who 
keep faithfully the personal portion comparatively 
st?ldom fail in the rest.— I. Metford. 

Associates of Good Templary.— T am 
much interested in the able letter of Bro. T.B.C., 
which appears in your number for April 5, on the 
Mid-Somerset suggestion of " Associates of Good 
Templaiy." I agree with him as to the original 
design of the LO.G.T., that it was intended to 
form the advance guard of the Temperance army, 
but I do not suppose that any restriction was con- 
templated ; any sifting out of such as would not be 
expected to march in the front ranks. No scheme 
parate between tares and wheat has ever 
been successful, and the founders of our Order 
were, I think, too wise to attempt it. They took, 
as we take, all who could be prevailed on to come ; 
seeking to educate them into worthy members by 

e of opinion that better entertainments might be 
chosen, better instruction given ; but, like all other 
societies, the I.O.G T. must do the best it can with 
imperfect human instruments ; and I think thai; 
hitherto we Good Templars have done tocU. 
Our foes were correct in their opinion that our 
organisation " meant war to the knife, and tho 
knife to tho hilt." And truly we have carried out 
our meaning. Whei-over a decided stroke has 
weakened the enemy, our folks have had a share 
in dealing the blow. I doubt if a single Temper- 
ance society could be named where Good Tem- 
plars were tlie most zealous and the beet trained of 
its members. And if our foes now lull tliemselves 
to sleep, in tho persuasion that we "mean only 
milk and bun feasts," they will surely have a rude 
aw,akening. But this is not so. They are already 
wide awake. They know us too well. Tho 
I.O.G.T. is, in their eyes, amongst flio most 
bigoted, fanatical, and detestable of our Tem- 
perance organisations. And they have weighty 
reasons for their dislike of us. It is remarkable 
that of those who leave our ranks, after any but a 
very short term of membership, very few, com- 
paratively speaking, break their pledge of total 
abstinence. Tho teaching of our Order is more 
efl'ectual than that, I believe, of any other Tem- 
perance society which is not supplemented by a 
money interest, and our members, though they may 
get tired of hard Templar work, or may unhappily 
take offence where they should have borne and 
forborne, yet mostly continue staunch abstainers 
for life. And I think that " T.B.O." would entirely 
agree with me in my view of the mat- 
ter, but for one point, a point to support 
which he has, I fancy, hunted up his other objec- 
tions. If I could persuade him that he was mis- 
taken on this one point, he would at once waive all 
the rest. He is grieved at the adminstering of a 
life-long pledge to any who m.ay not have realised 
what it means. I do not suppose that he really 
looks upon our obligation as an " extravagant pro- 
mise." It is but what Christian common-sense 
would dict.ate to us all, and what he himself, doubt- 
less, holds as strongly as I do. And the question 
really before us ie, whether more weak and careless 
ones would be rescued if we took our members at 
first on trial with a pledge for a term, 
admitting them to our Lodge-rooms, but allowing 
them, I conclude, no vote. I greatly fear tha't 
many who now bless our Order for deliverance from 
intemperance, many brought over from moderation 
who are now zealous, hard-working members, would 
have been at this moment on the other side, but for 
our life-long pledge. I krow some myself. There 
are not a few who once in their lives are willing to 
sign the pledge. Lose the opportunity, and yon 
lose them entirely ; take them for a term, and they 
g". back at the end of it. Take them for life when 
they are disposed to come, and by degrees — in 
many oases by slow degrees— they become firm and 
decided. These will tliemselves tell you that had 
it not been for the life-long pledge, 
if they had promised but for a month, tor three 
months, for a year, it may be, they would surely 
have gone back. The custom of society, the influ- 
' J- .1 rry and discomfort would 

ence of friends, the 

have been too much for them, if not the liking for 
the drink itself. And of those who break the 
pledge, it is but very rarely that their promise was 
lightly given, or that they misunderptood in .any 
way what they were doing. It is, as in all other 
broken promises, tho weakness of humanity and 
the strength of temptation. It is, of course, a 
serious neglect of duty for any member to bring op 
a candidate who is in ignorance of 'the 
sort of promise which he is about to 
make. The same right of duty would operato 
equally in the bringing in of an associate to take 
the full pledge without due instruction and ex- 
planation ; and those who would neglect the ono 
could hardly be expected to attend to tho other. 
And It 13 very doubtful if an associate would find 
'"'' Lodge meetings interesting, when he had no 
means chiefly of tho ritual, and to bring them up part in the management, no office, no vote. Ho 
to tho required stand.ard. And if wo could raise would have nothing but the liuslj, while the full 
every member to that standard ours would be indeed I members ate the nut ; and he would judoe Good 
a glorious work. But we cannot do all that we Templary a very empty dry affair. ^ Then 
would ; and the question simply is how best to do I the life-long pledge cuts a man more 
what we can. Do the " milk and bun feasts " hinder j ontirely away from temptation than does the 
or help us ? Our brother approves of them i pledge for a term. It gives him more support, 
for associates. But the associates would gain and the reclaimed drunkard truly needs all he can 
nothing of Good Templar principles and influence g«'- I'or moderate drinkers who wish to try tho 
if they were left alone to feast on the b^ns and ; experimont of total abstinence on their pednliar 



April 19, 188C. 

constitutions before signing for good, there are other 
Bocietiea which they can join as a sort of proba- 
tionary step, but I would if possible get them also 
to come straight in with us. A serious responsi- 
bility would be incurred by the refusal to accept 
the life-long pledge of anyone who was willing to 
make it. We cannot read the heart of those who 
come to us for initiation. We cannot separate 
between the tares and the wheat.— Yours very 
fraternally, Hellena Eiuhaedson. 

G.VV.C.T.— Joseph Malins, 1 G.L Offices, Edmund 

G.W.Sec— J. B. CoLLiNGB, ,1 3t.,Birmingham. 

G.S.J.T.— Mrs. Ltoia A. Walshaw, 30, Elmfield, 
SiTilePark, Halifax. 
Tkleobaphio Addbess: — *' Templars, BinnioKham.*' 

Home Mission Department. 
Agent for Northern Area. — John Wbathall, 7, 

Baldwin-atreet, Hawcoat, near Barrow-in-Furness. 
Good Templar and Temperance Orphanage. 

Hon. Sec— Bed. S. R. Eoife, 45, Bauletroad, Camber- 
well, S.E. 


BishtoD, 35, Abercrombie-street, Landport. 


D.O.T.— Quartermaster Sergeant, O. G. L. Jones, 

Adjatant-Generars OflBce, Colcheater. 
P.S.J.T.— Sister E. K. Gabb, CoUingwood Mount, 

W.D.Sec.— E. E. Smith, 19, Hearn-atieet, Newport, Isle 

of Wight. ., 

Naval District. 
D.C.T.— James Kae, 2, Zin^n-street, Oxford-road, 



Eeco-mmendations of Lodge Deputies. 

A form for the recommendation of Lodge 
Deputy for the new Grand Lodge year, com- 
mencing this month, at Easter, is now sent to every 
Lodge in care of the present Lodge Deputy, for 
him to hand (with a notifying circular) to the 
W. Secretary. The W-Sec. should read such 
notice to the Lodge without fail, immediately 
on receipt, and the form should then lie over one 
week, when the recommendation must be made by 
ballot, and the form filled and immediately posted 
by the W.Sec. to the District Deputy fwhose 
address is on the back of the form) for endorse- 
ment and dispatch to the G.W.C.T.'s Office. By 
the last day of this month (and therefore before 
initallation night) the G.W.C.T. will send 
. the new commission to the newly-re- 
commended L.D.'s to entitle them to install, and 
will also send the new cypher with which alone 
they will be able to decipher the new password sent 
through the W.D. Secretary. Nune but the newly- 
recommended or re-recommended iJeputies can receive 
Vie new cypher or install the officers. 

(A form for recommendation of Lodge Electoral 
Superintendents is also enclosed for similar 

(Signed) Josepu M^ilins, G.W.C.T. 

April 7, 188(x 


THE NEXT SESSION of this Lodge will be 
held at South-place Chapel, Finsbury, on Saturday, 
April 24, at G p.m. sharp. 

J. H. Ketallack-Moloney, 

Worthy District Secretary, 

The Limes, North Bow, E. 

Middlesex.— The D.E.S. for Middlesex is Bro 
J. W. Jones, 12G, Hall-place, Maida-hill, London 
N.W, By some inadvertence this address is 
omitted front the recommendation forms recently 
issued to the Electoral Superintendents. The 
omission has occurred through the going astray of 
certain forms. E.S.'s will please note this, 







" my health and strength gav 

*' the greatest difEculty that I could conduct my 
" canvass. I had great lassitude, with pain in the 
"region of the kidneys, and it was almost imiwssible 
"to rally after any effort. I feared I should be 
'* obliged to withdraw from the canvass. At this 
''time my wife induced me to use Warner's Sake 

rr„„ J f i J 1 J n.- " Cure, and to my great delight and marked satisfac 

The day for pretenders has passed Men are now - tion, I wa« restoreJto health, and have remained so U 
judged by what they can do, and not by what they | <• thjg ^ay. During that canvass I rode nearly 560 mUef 

say they can do. "The reading public of to-day is too 
discriminating to he long deceived by the spurious. If 
an article has merit it will become popular ; if it is 
unworthy it will sink into oblivion. For years the 
people of America have put to the severest tests a 
compound regarding which most ambitious claims 
have been made. Under such ordeals as it has 
been subjected to, nearly every known preparation 
would have failed, but this one did not. In the United 
States, Canada, and Australia, it is to-day the most 
^videly known and popular of all preparations. In 
verification of which note the following : — 

'*New York, August 15, 1883. 
"H. H. WAnNEK& Co. 

" Over two ypars ago my attention was first called to 
" the use of 'Warners Safe Cure ' for Bright's disease. 
"Notwithstanding the good opinion I had everywhere 
" heard of it, I somewhat hesitated to recommend it ; but 
"a personal friend whose application for insurance on his 
"life was rejected on account of Bright's disease, came 
"tome, A chemical and microscopical examination of 
"his water revealed quantities of albumen and granular 
"tube casts, confirming the Bright's disease. After 
"trying all the iisual remedies in vain, I directed him 
"to use Warner's Safe Cure. I was greatly surprised 
" to observe a decided improvement within a month, 
"Within four months no tube casts eould be found, 
"and only a trace of albumen ; and, as he expressed 
"it, he felt 'perfectly well.' Aiter this demonstration 
"of its power, I prescribed it in full doses in both 
"acute and chronic Bright's disease, with the most 
" satisfactory results. In a large class of ailments where 
"the blood is in an unhealthy state— where there is no 
"evidence of organic mischief, but where the general 
" health is depleted, the face sallow, the water coloured, 
" constituting the ' bilious ' condition — the advantage 
"gained from the use of 'Warner's Safe Cure' is 
' ' remarkable. 

" I find that in Bright's disease it seems to soothe and 
" heal inflamed membranea, and wash out epithehal 
"debris which blocks up the tubuli uriniferi, and to pre- 
" vent the destructive metamorphosis of tissue. . . . 
" I am willing to acknowledge and commend thus frankly 
" the virtue of ' Warner's Safe Cure.' " 

Dr. Gunn is the Dean of the well-known United 
States Medical College of New York Citv, the Editor 
of the Medical Tribunef and an author of wide 
repute. Besides the statement given above, the 
Doctor warmly commends Warner's Saf& Cure in 
several of his published works. 

Dio Lewis, M. A., MD., has for years been a dis- 
tinguished writer and authority on hygiene. He has 
fought the idea of using much medicine, insisting 
that exercise, hygienic diet, and regularity were the 
most effective foes of disease. Hence, praise for a 
proprietary medicine from such a source is "praise 
from Sir Rupert." 

" Bible House, New York, June 5, 1S83. 
" H. H. Warner <fe Co. 

" Gentlemen,— The very marked testimonials from 
* ' College Professors, respectable Physicians, and 
"other gentlemen of intelligence and character, to the 
" value of 'Warner's Safe Cure,* published in the 
"editorial columns of our best newspapers, have greatly 
" surprised me. Many of these gentlemen I know, and 
" reading their testimony I was impelled to purchase 
"some bottles of " Warner's Safe Cure ' and analyse it. 
" Besides, I took some, swallowing three times the pre- 
"scribed quantity. I am satisfied the medicine is NOT 
"injurious, and icill frankhj add that if I found my- 
" self the rictim of a serious kidney [trouble I 
"should use your preparations. The truth is, the 
" medical profession stands dazed and helpless 
"in the presence of more than one kidney malady, 
" while the testimony of hundreds of intelligent and very 
"rejmtable gentlemen hardly leaves room to doubt that 
"you have fallen upon one of those happy discoveries 
"which occasionally bring help to suffering humanity.— 
Yours truly. 


Editor and Proprietor of "Dio Lewis' Monthly," 
author of "Our Girls," "Our Digestion," "Weak 
Lungs ; How to Make Them Strong," &c. 

Hon. Kichard T. Jacob, Ex-Lieutenant Governor 
of the State of Kentucky, was prostrated by the 
ardous duties of apolitical canvass, and was restored 
by the use of Warner's Safe Cure. Kead what he 
says : — 

" Westport, Oldham, Co. Kt. June 28, 1SS3. 
"H.H. Warner & Co. 

"My health is now excellent, but in the summer of 
"1882, when I was making a canvass for appellate clerk, 

During that canvass I rode nearly 
horseback in one month, over the mountaii 
" eastern Kentucky, speaking nearly every day, and my 
" physical strength and vigour constantly increased 
" under the healthful stimulus and healing effect of 
" Warner's Safe Cure. All the difficulties I complained 
" of have disappeared, and I give the credit wholly to 
" the Safe Cure," 

{Ex-Lieutenant Governor,) 

Brigadier-General C. A. Heckraan, of New Jersey, 
by repeated exposure to all kinds of weather during 
the late war between the States, contracted a severe 
kidney disorder, which finally resulted in Bright's 

"Phillipsburgh, N.J., June 18, 1881. 

"H. H. W/rner & Co. 5(ra .—Having used your 
"Safe Cure with great benefit I take pleasure in 
"making it known to the public as a certain cure for 
"Bright's disease of the kidneys. I had been afflicced 
"with that disease ever since the fall of 18G4, and on 
"several occasions was near death. In October last I 
"had a severe relapse and was confined to my bed for 
"several months, and had given up all desire or ho|w 
"to recover. Noticing an account of the remarkable 
" cure of B. F. Larrabee, of the New York and Boston 
" Despatch Express Company, I ordered your medicine 
"and it gave me immediate relief, and I am now, and 
"have been since the 1st of April, constantly engaged 
"at my .business. I owe to your Safe Curb all the 
" strength I have to-day. The doctors all told me I was 
"going to die. When I improved so fast some of my 
" neighbours wondered at seeing me so well, and many of 
" my friends are taking your remedy through the result 
" of my experience." 

Miss Maude Granger, the distinguished emotional 
actress, who made such a decided hit as " Cecily 
Blaine " in the " Galley Slave," was prostrated by 
the constant strain upon her nervous system neces- 
sitated by the portrayal of this character, and was 
obliged to abandon her engagement. Read what she 
says ;— 

" New York, May 26, 1883. 
" H. H. Warner & Co. 

"The severe physical and mental effort necessary in 
"creating and representing various characters in a large 
" number of plays caused such a strain upon my system 
"that my health gave way entirely, and I was obliged 
"temporarily to abandon the stage. The suffering I then 
" endured, and the terrible condition I was in, can 
" only be appreciated by those women who have under- 
" gone the same experience. It was while still suffering 
" that I learned of Warner's Safe Cure, and began its 
" use. I have taken it faithfully, and am happy to state 
"that I am now completely restored to health and my 
" usual vigour, and that I believe the cure to be per- 
" manent, so much so that I intend starring in the playof 
" Her Second Love ' during the coming season. 1 think 
" it only just that I should make the foregoing statement 
" for the benefit of the thousands of ladies in all parts of 
" America who have been and are afflicted by those weak- 
" nesses and trials I once endured." 

The following persons of standing and influence 
in the United -States and Canada, are a few of the lC(j 
thousands who have used and recommended 
Warner's Safe (Cure, tlie great specific for kidney » 
liver, and urinary diseases : — Hut 

Senator B. K. Bruce, Washington, D.C. ; Jnd-o 
Robert C. Elliott. Louisville, Kentucky ; Rev lU' 
J. E. Rankin, D.D., Washington, D.C. : S A 
Lattimore, Ph. D., LL.D., Rochester, NY- 
Judge Edward K. Harden, Quitman, Ga. ; Rev e' 
D. Hopkins, Conant, Fla.; Rev. C. L. Fisher 
D.D., Santa Clara, Cal. ; W. H. Wingate. M I) ' 
Haverill, Mass. ; Rev. C. R. Hams, D b' 
Petersburg, Va. ; Bishop Wilson, Ottawa, Canada. 

Such testimonials from such unquestionable sources \\ 
prove the value of this remedy beyond a doubt Tbev "' 
prove that it is the greatest of all modern medicines for 
these terrible kidney and liver diseases. What it has 
done for one it will unq^uestionably do for others, and as 
such, it commends itself most warmly to public 

Wakneb's Safe Cuee, price four shillings and six 
pence per large bottle, or four shiUings ancf ninepence 
postjh'ee, can be obtained from the Great Britam Dep6t' 

Chemist, Druggist, 

_^v^uv,.j.,, ^.\j.^ oi irom every 
■ Medicine Vendor in the United 


Apbil 19, 1886. 







Modern Cooking and Modern Living have 
brought it on. It comes upon us unawares. 
The patients have pains about the chest 
and sides, and sometimes in the back. They 
feel dull and sleepy ; the mouth has a bad 
taste, especially in the morning. A sort of 
sticky slime collects about the teeth. The 
appetite is poor. There is a feeling like a 
heavy load on the stomach ; sometimes a 
faint all-gone sensation at the pit of the 
stomach which food does not satisfy. The 
eyes are sunken, the hands and feet become 
cold and feel clammy. After a while a cough 
sets in, at first dry, but after a few 
months it is attended with a greenish-coloured expectoration. The patient feels tired 
all the while, and sleep does not seem to afford any rest. After a time he becomes nervous, 
irritable, and gloomy, and has evil forebodings. There is a Giddiness, a sort of whirling 
sensation in the head when rising up suddenly. The bowels become costive ; the skin is 
dry and hot at times ; the blood becomes thick and stagnant ; the whites of the eyes 
become tinged with yellow; the kidney secretions become scanty and highly coloured, 
depositing a sediment after standing. There is frequently a spitting up of the food, 
sometimes with a sour taste, and sometimes with a sweetish taste; this is frequently 
attended with palpitation of the heart and asthmatic symptoms; the vision becomes 
impaired, with spots before the eyes ; there is a feeling of great prostration and weakness. 

All these symptoms are in turn present, 
population has this disease in some of its 
varied forms, Seigel's Syrup change^' the 
ferments of the Digestive organs so as 
bo convert the food we eat into a form that 
will give nourishment to the feeble body, 
a,nd good health is the consequence. The 
sflfect of this remedy is simply marvellous. 
Millions upon millions of bottles have been 
sold in this country, and the testimonials in 
favour of its curative powers are over- 
whelming. Hundreds of so-called diseases 
iDder various names are the result of 
indigestion, and when this one trouble is 
emoved the other diseases vanish, for Uiey 
ire but symptoms of the real malady. 

It is thought that nearly one-half of our 





Testimonials from Thousands of 
people speaking highly of its Curative 
properties prove this beyond all doubt. 

Price 2e. 6d> per Bottle. 



April 19, 1886. 


OoTpeBpoB^enSB srmaiu oina/s st^vO ul wOil nleht thfl Lodga 
Jiestii W>ifin no hnnr Is '-tat"' the Lddge meets »t 8 d.ih 

Lodtce SecretaHei* pleMe note '.hat we d( not nenil recelpM f-^r 
uaTinent of tobscrlptioiiB : thn Kppearanee of tbe tanooaoement* 
•or tbs Tirrlort nRld fnr Splntr n «nff>»>i«n' ^cknow'prteTOeot. 

Qnarter One Line la. Q>\. Two Lines 3s. Od. 

H.tir-Year ,, S^.M. ,, es. Od. 

Year Ss. Od. ,, 10=<. Od. 

Rab8cript!on3 may commence at any date nji'l must be pra- 
pali. Post Office Orders payable to John Kkmptbr, af'Lud- 

gate-circus " oOlce. 


Armoury. Norwood Scbnolti, Roiithnll 7.80. 

Beojamin tYanklin. Percy Hall, 3, Percy-street, Tottenham 

Gratlt.i.le 1. Wells-bnUdin^i. Hamnatoad, N.W. 8 15. 

Kiog'9 Meaaen?er. Coffpe Palace, Hifth-st , Nottlog Hill Gate. 

Oraiiffe BrauPh Cong, Soha., St. Martio-strect, Leiceater-stiiiara 
(ontrance. Long's-coiirt). 8.M 

Peckham Dewtirop. St. George's HAll,Rt.aoor(;«'8-rd.,Pockham. 

Regliia. Bpitleh Schoola. Kootish Towo-rond. N-W. 

ShwBrook. Phfcnlx Coffee Taw., 40 New Kent-rd., S.E. 8.15. 

Roiith Mctro«oi;tan Temnoranro Hall, BIackfrlai-3-id.,S E., 8.15 

Veruon. 170- Pentonvlllc-road, N. 


Albert. Sfission Hall, Dickenson st., Wilkiii-st., Kentish To\vn. 

Albert Bond of Brotherhood. 32, Besson-nt., New CrosB, S.K. 

G. W. McOvne. 3 Parry-Btrppt, Tottenhura Oonrt-rO*d 8.30. 

JabOTBnma. Lecture Hull. Chnreh-st. Chapel, E»lirwAr6rd..H,W. 

Lambeth Pyrseverance.— Wyvil Hall,{hack of 104.R.Lambeth-rd ) 

Kew Tross Kxoelsior. WorkimjMen'B Oo.Ta.,Ohurch-Bt. Deptford 

Straiford Exfelalor. ToroDeranc* Hall, Martin -"treot, Stratford. 

William Tewaley. Aeaociation Rooms, Soutb-st., Wandsworth 

Citizen. Sboreditcb Misalon Hail, Klngslnnd-roftd. 8.15. 

Crown ot Surrey WolcAme Hall. Westow-st , TTpper Norwood. 

Golden StrcaTii. St, Jaroe^^'s Mis.Hall,St,,Taniea's-rd..T'ermoTidRey. 

Good Shepherd. Ebenozcr Ch. SLhool-roonv Nor'h End-road. 

Harrlngay. Pizzey'i Coffee Uooma, 7, Crouch End Hill. 

Joseph Payno. CJirlst Church Rch. Cliarlton-st.. Soraera Town 

Marparet M'Currpy, Sydnev H-ill, Leader-street. Cheleea. 

New Olapham Excelsior. Wariiington Hall, near Wandsworth- 
road Station. 

Trudential. Thcnall,9t.AnnVrd.,Brixton(nr.K;enninKton Gate). 

ThaMint. Colliers' Rent Hall, Lonji-lauo, Sonthwai'k, S.E. 

Crystal Palace. Penge Hall, Station-road. Anerlcy. 

Freedom of London. Rev. HarYoy Smith's Chapei, Eethnal 
Green-road. 8.15. 

General Garfield. Paradise-road School, Olapham-rocd. 

GreshRm. Coffee Tavern, Lougbhoroagb Park, rtrirfon. 

Heart's Content. 68, Ncal-?trect, Long Acre. 8 15 

James McCurrey. Bedford Hall, Upper Manor-st.. Chelsea. 

London Olive Branch. Lecture Hall, Kingsgate-st,, Holboru. S.30 

London Ark of Safety. Hoxton Academy Sch., Hoxton-st. 8.15. 

Fnlmergton. 42, Hartfleld-road, Wimbledon. 

Bhaftesbory Part Prim. Meth School, Oravehott-rnad. 8.15. 

Silver Street. Coffee Palace, HlEh-street. Nottinst Hill Gate. 

South Acton. Methodist Free Chur'^h. BoHo Bridge-road 

Trinity. Prim Metb. Chapel, Trinity -street, Borough. 

West London Pioneer. Royal Standard Coffee Tavern, Beer- 
street, Edgware-road. 


Anptel of Mercy. Camdeu Hall, Kinp-et., Camden Town. 8.30, 

British Queen. Mall Hall, Notting Hill Gate. 8.30. 

Coverdale. Edinboro' Castle Coffee Palace, Rhodes well -road, E 
Groavenor. — Teetotal Ball, Gforpe-st, Sloane-Bq., Chelsea. 

John Bowen.— Alliance Hall, Creek-road, Deptford 

Peckham. Albert HaU, Albert-road. Peckbam. .Tuv. Tem. 0.30 

Pride of LyttletoD. Boys' School, High-street, Shadwell. 

Sooth London. Bible Chrifltian Scbool-room, Waterloo-road, 

Thomas Carlyle. Lockhart Hall, King-street, Hammersmith. 

Comer Stone. Temperance Hall, Hieb-street, Poplar. 

George Thomeloe. 22, New Cut, Blackfriara. S.E. 

G. W. Johnson. Temp Hall, North-st., Kennington-rd. 7.45 

Henrv Ansell. WeUine^on Hall,W6llipgton-st.,UpDer-st.Isliogton 

Mile End. German Wesleyan Cliapel, Commercial -road, E. 

Victoria Pai-k. Twig Folly Schools, Bonner-Lane, Betlmai Green. 


AldkbsHoT.— Mrs.Stovtld'e School-room, Albert-road. 7.30. 
ALDERSHOT.— Ash Yale. Mrs. Cooksey's House, Commissariat 

Bridffe. 7.30, 
Bedford.— Sir W. Harpur. Trinity ScboDl-room, Rouse-street, 
Blackpool.— Guiding Star. Drill Hall Yorkshire-street. 
BbiuHTOS.— Royal Sufsox. SuRsex-street Mission Hall. 8.15. 
Brighton.— Queen's Park. Eentham-road Mission Hall, 
Epsom. — Epsom Home Circle. Hlgh-street Town Mission Room. 
Lancastkh.— Cotuity Palatine arket Hall Coffee House, Com 

Market-street. 7.30. 
Lkeds.— British Rose. Templars' Misn. Rm. (back Adelphi-st.), 
Kadci iffe.— Padclifle. G T. Hall, Green-street 7.30. 
SANDWICH.— Richboro' Castle. Templars' Hall. High-st. 7.30. 
Ventnor.— Undercliff. Temperance HoteL 8.15. 
' WOKINO. — Maybury Sunbeam. Temperance Hotel. 
BniMlMOHAM.— Sand ford Model, St. Saviour's Sch., Farm-st. 7.46 
BucKrNOUAM.— Buckingham. Temperance Hall, Well-st. 7.30. 
Ca M n RIDOB.— Loyal Cambridge. G.'l.MlBS.HalI.Victorift.!>t. 8.15. 
Chelmsford.- Chelmsford. Assembly Ems , Co-operative Storea. 
FoLBmsioNB.- Caisar'B C^mp. Cong. Schools, Tontine* street. 
Foots Cray. — Bu»y Bees. National Schools, Church-road. 7.30. 
Great Yarmouth. — Good Hope. Bethel, Rodney-road 7 45. 
'30ILDF0RD. — Stephen Percy. Ward-etreet Hall. 8,15. 
HASTrsos.-SaxoQ. Old Town Hall, High-st. 7 BO. 
Hull.— Paragon. G.T. Hall. St. JohuV^treet.Juv. Temp. 6. 
LucESTER.— Excelsior. Charles-street Scbool-room, 7.30. 
Manchestkr.— Tower of Refuge. Prim. Meth. Sch., Upper 

MosB-lane, Hulme. 
MANCHKSTEK.— Rev, C. Garrett. 26, Hewitt-st., Eightown. 7 45. 
MANCHE9TKR.— Good Samaritan, Cong. Sch., Stuckport-rd. 7.30. 
Plymouth.— Temple of Peace. Boroujrh Arms, Bedford-st 
RYDE (I.W.). Ryde. Temperance Hall, High-street. 
SAFFRON Walden,— SatfroD. Temperance H;ill, Hill-st. 8.5. 
RittinobuuRNB —Father Matthew. Crescent at Sch.-rm. 7.30 
Woodford.— Alexander. Wilfrid Lawson Temperance Hotel. 
Wo BTHiN a.— Workman's Own. Temp. lastitute, Ann-at. 

BATH.~Cotterell FrieDds* Meeting House, York-street. 
Brwhton,— Brigbtbeliiistone, Belgrave-etreet School-room. 
ChtcstKR.- Octoiron, Temperance Hall, Frodsliam-street. 
Enderbv (Leicester).— Charles Brook. National School-room. 
CODALMINO — Friends. Congregational School-room. 
Hull.— Always Active. Lower Union-street Club-room. 
eouTflBND.— Nil Desperandiim. Britiah Schools. High-street 
ST. liBOHARM.— St. Leonards. Temperance Hall, Norman-road. 
Wbdnesburt.— Pioneer. I'rira.iIeth.School-rro.,Lea Bi-ook. 7.30i 
Wktmodth.— Caxton. Temperance Hall, Pfirk-atreot. 
WisaECP.— OlarksoH lipcture Room Pabllc Ball. 

BiRMlsoH Aa . — Severn -street St* vem-ntreet. 
Bolton.- Clar«raont. Barlor Arms 0. Tav.,Hifrher Brdge.8t.7.30. 
CHESTER — Cestrian. Pr^-byterian Lecture Room, Newgate-st. 
GUAVK8T5ND — Star. Public Hall. 

Gt Yarmouth.- Bethel. Mariners Chapel, South Quay. 7.30. 
Hull —Union. Templars' Hall, Posternjate. 7.30. 
Kinqston-dpon-Hull.— Kmgston-upon.Hull. G.T. Hall, St. 

" " 7.30. 

Wintoun-st. Sch.-rm. (off Nortb-st.) 
Lkiohstbr —Emanuel. Friar-lane Sun day- school. 
Manchester.— City. Temp. Hall, Stanley-et.,Port.8t., Piccadilly 
Portsmouth.— Templars' AJliance. Soh.-rm.,Victoria-3t.. 7..S0 
BAM30ATE.— Sung Harboiir, Sailors' Bethel, Leopold-st. 7.30. 
Sheffield.— Pennineton Friends' Schoolroom, Harlshead. 
Spalding.— Hand in Hand. Tomperanre Hall.>. 
Stonehouse (Plymouth).— Mt. Edccumbe. Sailors' Walcorae. 
Windsor.— Royal Windsor. Templars Hall, St. Leonard's-road. 

Blackpool. — Gleam «f Hope. Ablngilon-streot Hclioolroom. 
BmoHTOK.— Advance Guard. Lewes Rd., Cnugl. Schl. Rm., fl.lfl 
BristOI.- Morning Star. Temperance Hall, Broad-etreet. 7.45. 
Daknall.- Hopeof Darnall. Con/i-egatioual School. 7.30. 
F01.KKSTOKK. — Safecuard of PolkoRtone. ConpTetrational School. 
Guildford.- Guildford. Ward-street Hall. 8.15. 
Hull. — Cnited Effort Clnb Room, Lower Union-street 7.90. 
Lowestoft.— Welcome Cocoa Tree Cafe, High-street. 
Manohkstkb,— Loyal B. Whitworth, 117, Grosvenor-Btroet, All 

Saints. 7.45. 
NfwMAlden. -Sure Refuse. Bap. Ch,Sch.-rm..Kintrpton-rd. 7.30. 
Oxford.— City of Oxford. Temperance Hall, Pembroke-street. 
TUKBRiDQE WELLS —Silent Dew Friendly Societies Halj. 
WiYMoUTH.— Hope of Weymouth. Temp. Hall, Park-st 7.30. 
WiNCiiFSTF.n.- Itohfln Valley. St. Maurice rfall, High-street. 
YOEK.— Barbour of Friendship. Lcndal School-rooni. 7.30, 

PLYMorTH.- Ark ot Love. Hope Ch.apal School-r 


DuBLiiT. — St. Catherine's. Thomas Court. Tuesday. 

Month ViBEO.- Southern Cross. 77, Calle delas Piedras Tues. 
Monte Vibeo.— Pioneer. Catte Gnrtxani, No. 19. Wednesday. 

Melbourne.— Hope of Carlton. ludependent Churoh Scbool- 
room, Rathdown-atreet (near Eliza-street), Carlton. Monday. 
eraod Lodce of Bontfa Anstr^Ua LO.O.T. 
R W. G. Lodge of the World. 
Membets of the Order emigrating to Sonth Australia wilt pleue 
notetheaddreMof thoO.W.8.— W. W. WiQwoodf LO.G.T. Office 
Adelaide, S.A, 

Alexandria.— Ut Proaim. Sailors' Home, Marina Wed. 7. 
RawAL Pin deb— Excelsior. 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment. 

School-room, The Fort. Monday, 7. L.D., Corpl. A. Brown. 
Oairo.— St. Andrew's. Ist Black Watch. Fencing Room, 

Abbassiyeh Barracks. Thursday, 7. L.D., Sergt. G .Bedson. 
ColohestbR, — Stronghold of Friendship. Inf. Sch., Camp, Wed. 
ROYPT. — Lome. N.W. Blook, Ramleh Barracks. 
H.M.S. Sttpbrb, Zante.— Roae of the East. Tues. 
PORTSKA.— Portsmouth GarriBon. Cairo Restaurant. Sat. 7. 
Ramlkh (Egypt).— Branch of Etrypt'a First. E. Palace. Tuea. 7 
Shebrnkss.- Nvl. Excelsior. Wood's Coffee Ho., Mile Tn. Fri. 
Malta.— Sbropsfcire Guiditg Star a., The Beet. Wed., 7 p.m. 
Newry. — Homeward Bound, M 13, Infant School. SIon.7. 
OLD BROUPTON.— Red. White and Blue. I.O.O.T. Hall. Sat. 7. 
PORTSHA.— Nil Desperandum. Cairo Resturant. Thursday. 7. 



3i"W and HONESTLY kealised by persons of kith ks 
SEX, without hindrance to present occupation. — For 
particular- and Sample encloae addressed envelope to 
Evans, Watts, & Coiipany, (P 112), Merchants, Bir- 
mingham. — This is genuine. 

OC) Weekly may easily be earned by persons of 
ob/g either sex selling the Parker Umbrella (regis- 
tered). — For particulars, a'ldress stamped directed enve- 
lope to J. P. Parker; Umbrella Works, Sheffield. 

EMPLOYMENT. I Want 1,000 AgentR to 
Canvass for The Complete Herbalist. I will give 
such terms and furnish such Advertising Facilities that 
no man need make leas than £30 per month, no matter 
whether he evercanvassed before r>rnot.— Address, Fred 
W. Hale, 61, Chaudos-street, Covent Garden, Londo 
and full particulara will be sent by return post. 

Wanted, Ladies and Young Men to work for us, 
full or spare time ; work sent by Parcels Post ; no can^ 
vassiog. — Full particuhxrs free from Novelty Company, 
50, Leicester-square, London. 

Presentation. — On the 7th itist., at the Star of 
Gwent Lodge, Newport, Mon., a beautiful steel 
engraving, " Worship of Bacchus," which was 
very nicely framed, was presented to Bro. and 
Sister Ballain in recognition of their union, and 
also as a token of the esteem in which they are held 
by the membership. Bro.Harry Davies, D.S.J.T., 
made the presentation in a few well-chosen remarks 
referring especially to the consistent and faithful 
career of Bro. Ballam during the several years of 
hi3 connection with the Lodge. Short addresses 
were also delivered by Bro. E. W". Comley, W.D. 
Sec. ; Bro, C. A. Wallis, D.M. and others. 


Correspondenw are fiquested to notice the following iu' 
struetiona in f orWardiag itenip of dovta : — 

No notice will be taken ofcommunications unless accompanied 
by the name of the sender. , 

As our space is limited we cr.n only insert a /ew?tn«*ja "" 
ferencc to any meet^g, and are compellad the^l^re to^ 

T.W.F.— We are making inquiries. 
C.W.— Will ineert as boou as p^-saible. 

Enfield.— On Sunday, April 11, a woylt's Tem- 
perance mission for juveniles was inaugurated by 
addresses being delivered in every Sunday-school 
in the place. 

High Licence in Amkkica. — It is aaid that 
over 40 liquor saloons in New Havea, Connecticut, 
have recently been closed, as the licences have 
been raised from 50dol. to 200dol,, and the Tem- 
perance or^'auisations are vit^orous. 

To Cyclists.— Strength and staying power, with 
admirable nutritive, flesh forming qualities, are retained 
in a concentrated form in CadbuFy^a Cocoft» providing an 
exhilarating beverage — ccMnfovting and mstaiDing for 
long or short trips, — [Adtt.] 

Importance of Washing at Home.— Tfcia can be don* 
with easH and econnmy and the clothes made heautifuTiy 
sweet, wholesome, lily-wliite, and fresh as sea breezes, by 
using Hudson's Extract of Soap, avoidmg all risk of con- 
tagion with infected clothes at Laundries, or where the 
washing is put out. No fraying of the clothes as hard 
rubbing, scrubbmg, brushing, or ^-training is unnecessary. 
No rottmg of the clothes as when bleaching chemicals are 
used. The Dirt slip* away, and wear and tear, labour 
and fuel are saved. Hudson's Extract of Soap is a pure 
Dry Soap, in fine powder, rapidly soluble, lathers freely, 
softens water. A perfect Hard-water Soap, a Cold- 
water Soap, a Soft- water Soap, a Hot-water Soap. Un- 
rivalled as a purifying agent. Sold Everywhere, is 
Packets, One Penny and upwards.— [Advt.1 




Zs. 6d. each. 

Direct from the Manofactnrer. 
Ladies' or Gents' Plain or Twill 
Silk, Parker's hollow ribbed 
fraines, beautifully carved and 
motmted sticks, sent Parcel Post 
free, 23. 9d. (or 36 stamps), 
15,000 sold in twelve months. 
List and testimonials free. Be-coverlng, &c., neatl* done. 
Address J. B. PARKER, Umbrella Works, BROOM CLOSE, 



Alcoholic Di-iaks can only be obtained by usii^ 

Composed of Yarrow, Dandelion, Comfrey & Horehound 


Altogether superior to the Liquors which pass under almilar 
names, without boiling herbs, or the slightest trouble of any 
kind. This matchless Preparation givea to the Bevcraji:«j 
Colour, Flavour, Ginge ' " "" 

, , ^__ . Creamy Head exactly like Bottled 

Ale. It is free from Alcohol, and yet it is decidedly refreshing, 
stimulating, and invigorating ; It caters alike for the Abstainer 
and Non-Abstainer, and is thoroughly aooeptable to the publto 
taste, and its valuable medicinal qualities, as a mild aud generous 
tonic, greatly assist the n&turiU functions, and promote the 
general health. 

In Bottles, at 6d., 
and Manufacturers, 
only from NEWBALL AND MASON. Manulaoturlng 
Ohemlats, Park-place, Park-row, Nottingham. Sold by 
Grocers and OhemiEts. Be sura you ask for " Mason's. 
Special— A Sample Bottle, enoueh to make Four Gallons, sent 
carriage paid to any addre« for B stamps. AGENTS WAJJliBD. 

ALL who require a Truss would do well to try 
one of Sawyer's Norwich Trusses. They have 
been supplied to the leading surgeons througliout the 
Kingdom; used by the Norwich and CambridgeHospitals. 
The galling and danger of the old-fashioned spring is 
avoided. The comfort and security they afford recom- 
mend them to all classes, their prica and durabiUty 
to the working man. An illustrated description sent 
for one stamp.— Sawyeb AND Go., 1, West Parade, 

Apwt 19, 1886. 


SISTER E. PULL, Regalia Mannfactor^ 



Templar Stationery, CeHificaU.% <Cc. 




made from a nimnl» i...»i».i »— . -* . "-"^^ 

I umi^ll (or all aiBeases that 

I simple Iropjoal leaf of 

o( tho body ; for lon>]VfliverT"hcad 
— grravel, and all difflculi; 

-•he, 1 


of the kidney 

..^...i ^ t7 -".'""■y TSane. For ~Femaie"Si„a,e, it ha^ "i,^ 
£"S'e b",r'iS XX°S?S 'IS*'''? ''i-'i.»""°eVc^ 

la the best B/oo,! P.„ „„r. it is 

- tramtr; S«/c Diaheit, Cure, 416 per Bottle.) 



chemiW does not°keep "fmrwUl not",;, w",^* pJ"""' 






In Boies at la. Ijd.. it. 9.1.. <,. a,'., and Ha. 





InPoiesftt l3.ljd.2a.9d.. 4a. 6d., and II3. 




Geand Lonc.-j Re , ai i ." c,, 10 C, li '- 21/- to — 
PukpleVehet „ 5-,7-,10/C,15/-, 21/'-, to— 
DLSTRicr Lodge „ 6/6, 7/C, 10/G, 15/-, 21/- 



7.°f<^*"i'i^'- *°!.- 50'- CO''- "«' «<=t. Members', Ss. 
7^., lOe., 12a., per doj. BIcie dittu, 12., 10, , 1&,. 2O3 

tttoJ^rpTLtir '='■■ ^•'=- '"■■ "'■• p- -i- 

' aad^A^^e": Xf ''' '* ''""■^"°«'' ' ^°" °""-'°''' 

Officer , lOs. 15s., 20a., S^b. per set. Members' white, 
.53., OS,, 6.. per doz. 

Goods Not Approved Exchanged and Samples 
il Required. 

Post Office Orders Payable Falcon-road, Lond on, S.W 

Reg-alia! Regalia I Regalia! 



Edmimd St., Birmmgham. 


DetaUed Catalogne free on application. 

Temperance Hotels. 

Three Line.,21,. pe- a , -m. lOs.ed.per line bovcnd. 

WO EsTiBLIsaMEBi, the onlj one on atriot T„„,nfr.^^^ 
principles. i^o<««„'.*Ji,«^. Ve'nle?" ^',7^ o«rKng 

Grand Lodge Members' (Scarlet) Regalia . 

Grand Lodge Members' Regalia, from 7/C 

{without fringe). ' 

Silk Velvet, fuUy trimmed with gold braid, frinae 
tiiascls, stars, or other emblems, and Grand Loifse 
Bilk-woven seal, price 10/6, 22/-, 25/-, 26/6, 307-. 
uid 36/-. ' 




n-iCEB nSroBB TUB PD«tIO. 


aTthI,° °'""'»rtjtl« ~;comnodation. KtroaiBtTby 
9.L hiecntiTe. Olo.eto Kurton. St.Pancruind Kin^iOroi. R°, 

LONDOr»-Ti>Am»il-» TjiMpBitAao. Uoiil. 7 8 and 9 
Bridge .i.t.p-«)uare. Barbican, Oitj, E.O., near Alder Jgate-tree' 
Metropobtan aallwa. Station. Most central for businMs oi 

Beds from li. 8d. per night. Plain break(i.« or tea. U No 
oharge for atten dance B.t.hli. h6|ll«»^See «l.t. on 8th%M e 

B»^„^ Established IbSl 

IRKBECK B.INK.-Southarapton Buildings 
™..™ Chancery Lane. ' 




^Mieutd of thla BEHEDT, Every Has ma; b. 
41» own Doctor It may he rubbed into tin 
tyitem, lo a> to reach any interna) Complauit 
ij these moaLS, i( cures Sores or Ulcers ia th; 
IHBOAT, 8T0M4CH, IIVEE, SPIHE, at sthv, 
PuU. It 11 an infalUble remedy fer BAD LZOS 
BAD BKEASIS, Contracted or Stiff Joint,, GODT, 
BHEPKATISM and all kind, if Sl ria Disenso 


..r „r, "i" ?i'^'^: 'interest on ctorent accounts 1 

calcuUted on the minimum monthly balances, when not dra» ' 

. _ imdertakes tor Its castomers, free of charire the 
onslody of DeeiU Writings, and other Securities ami Valuables 
it "^.'If '""■ "' «'^'» °' ««!>■''««, Dividends and Coupons ;au<i 
L^ette^s^cS^ditrnd^cSrcnrar SS'isS"''' ""^ '^"^''- 
Ire^e^-naZSI' AUIANACK, with fuU particulars, po. 


The Birkbeck Building Society's Annual Receipts 

H„,„ exceed Five Milliona <'>.oii>i.= 

.nd «'",^,'5AS PER .MONTH, with ImincJIate Possts^ion 
B^IlLMNGSOCITrV^'!f'^''M'"'°?''^"' *« BHU^BKis 
lane SOCIErT, 29, beuthampton-buildiugs. Chancery. 

."St^'^'' ""."f '" liuil'UDB or Gardening purposes Innlv 

appSEoi'^''^'^^ ALMANACK, with ftUl particulars, on 



: —nr «»„.« ..■• """"i™ '^'> ■"•>",- "?»- "^ impnTities from what 
HVH„ . Tti J li' for Scrofula, Soarvy, Soros of all kinda 
Bfan and Blood Diseases, its offsets are marveUons. Thousand, of 
-Mrtamonial, from all parts. In bottle,. 2s. 9d. each, and in cans 

I 5f. ^T* ^ '"'tS,'"''' "'• <*"''• "' »" Chemists. Sent to any 
lddr«. for 83 or 13J stiunps by the Proprietors. Tki LliooM 
LTO MiotABo OODKTIES- Dsco OokpaVi, LiMOliT 


Sideudid fl-ures of ' * 

Fifteen Ft^et Hitfh. ' 

A LSU Life-size Elephants, Qxen, Don- 
-ir»- keys, Zebras. Monster Birds, and Gro- 
tcs<iue Glgtintic Men and Women, which Oy 
from ten lo twenty miles, and ctcite roais of 
liiuglrter when seen captring In the air with 

I he agility of life; 
flKUre of John Barleyo 


— T droll 

1 his barrel 12(t. 

F'ull particulais to Good Templars, Bands of 
■ 1- .■ . T.J^"'"' '''emperance and Oala Committees on 
rrrB'So'r°d,\^i;k's^"-^""""''^-^' ^' ««^«"-'-'' '.''t" 
N.B_A Grand Ordinary loft. Balloon will be sent to aiv 
address for 14 stamps. Also a Gas Balloon for 14 stamfia- 

nORNS AND BUNluNS.-A gentleman, many 
vy years tormented with Corns, will be happy to afiford 
to others the in ormation by which he obtained their 
complete removal m a short period, without pam oriucon 
venience. 1 orward address on a stamped envelope to O. 
I J. Potte,Esq., Ware Herts. This is do qoack imposture 

Third Degree (Purple) Eegalia. 

"^^Ir I^egree Members' Regalia, purple 
gold braul, 21/- and 24/- per dozen. 

^f? Degree Personal RogaUa, in velveteen 
with narrow gold braid, 5/- ; with superior braid, 7/6: 
™o ■ruige and superior trimming, 10/6, 12/6, IB/-, 

Third Degree Regalia, best silk velvet fuUy 

trimmed with l.jce, fringe, tassels, emblems (includ- 
X ini ='^''V°^.,G-L. members) 19/G, 22/-, 25/-, 
^o/D,_ su/-, and do/-. ^ 

^l"°* .Lodge Officers' Regalia, purple 
mermo with scarlet collar, narrow gMlt braid, with 
silver-plated official letters, per set of 14, £2 10s ■ 
tuUy tnmmotl, best merino, sUver-woven letters! 
ett ;.' i"""''? ^'"^.y"'™,* Fitli scarlet velvet collar- 
ette wule gold braid and fringe, silk-woven letters,, rosettes, and Sin. tassels, £9 Qs. 

m.t?„o ^^i"*^^", Members' Regalia, purple 

mermo with scarlet collar, 40/- per dozen' (olain) ; 
p.L. i«embcrs' Pei^onal RegaliA, in purple vefveteea 

T\^ ^ "n ™'' P^'P'" ■"■"'' ='=*'■''=' '=""'"■. same prica 
as Third Degree Personal Regalia 

T J?* (Scarlet) CoUarette, to attach to any 
Third Degree Kcgalia to indicate District Lodi-e 
memberships^ gold trimmed, 3/-, 4/-, and .5/6 
JJeputies.JJegalia, purple velvet, lo/G 15/5 to 
any price. ' ' i > ^i^r lo 

Reveraibla Second & Third Degree Resalia 

briid°'2l/.^^r dozen"' """^ """"' "'^" ^'^ ^oia 
Personal Regalia JBoxes, wood, leather tovered 
and velvet Immg, 5/6 and 7/C; tin japanned case, oak 
or rosewood colour, 4/.. " ' 



Apbil I'J, 1886. 



haTC ncTcr failed lo CURE, or GIVE RELIEF, In all Disease of 
tie Stomach and Cheat, inclU'liiig Piilraonarj- Consumption, 
Aathma, Nervoufl Debility, Femalo Complaints, ifcc, Ac. 

The PILLS cre sold In Boxes at iB. lid. and 43. 64. each ; kha 
ELLXIll In Bottles at 4s. 6d. and lis. eacli, by all Chemlflta and 
Pat<int Medicine VendorB throughout the world, and by Dr 
B>OKB, Scurborough. Around each llox aJid Bottle are wr " 
OirecliouB lur the guldaucd of ralleobt in oM Diseases. 






CImnlatlon FOUR MILLIONS-l" rages. 
Everybody fhonld read it ; aa a n.>n'1y O^tid* to DonieitU 
— __. .._!,._ Q — 1 /^_ ., „ [K^st free Irom Dr 

Is Bpecially receramended by Mveral eminent Physiciam 
and by DR. EOOKE, Scarborough, author of the " Anti- 

It ha« been oaed with the most nipial auccees lolt 
Asthma, Bronchitis, Consumption, Coughs, InQucnza, 
Consumptive Niglit Sweats, Spitting of Blood, Shortneal 
of Breath, and all Affections of the Throat and Chest. 

Sold in Bottles, at Is. 9d., 4s. 6d., and Us. each, by all 
respectable Chem-sts, and wholesale by JAMES M. 
CROSBY, Chemist, Scarborough. 

(Alexandra Palace), London, 1885. 


The [test Kon-AlcohoUc Substitute /or 
Brand;/. Inmluable for Pains in the 
StOTTiach. A n excellent Preventative toCold. 

Can be used with either hot, cold, or 
aerated water. 

"It cannot fail to recommend itself, 
hoth to the medical profession and the 
public generally, after a single trial."— 
0. HATUAWAY, Esq., M.D.,Eath. 

"Beckett's Winterine is a capital drink, 
possessing an agreeable aromatic f raErauce 
and a delicate flaTour that will gain uni- 
versal favour. ' — Orocers' Journal. 
Pints Is. 9d. (sufndent for 20 tumblers) 
Uaif-Pints Is. 

i^" Should there be any difllculty in 
procuring the above, write to tlio Manu- 
facturer, W. BECKETT, HkYWOod, 
MANcnBSTER, flho Will 8end Two Pinta 
and upwards to any address, carriage 
paid, on receipt of P.0.0. 
Sold by Chemists, Grocers, and Coffee 



An Extract for Every Day in the Year. 

By a. MATSON. 


Fourpence, Jfost Free. 

Loudon : JOHN KEMPSTER & Co., 3, Bolt Coubt, 
Flebi Strekt, E.g. 






371, Oxford Street, Manchester ; 
Braach:— 192, London Road, Liverpool 

Carriapres are all made 
ae well aa they can be. No 
bad work or bad material ia 
allowed. Send for List and 
see opinions of Press and 
TeatimoniaU. Any supplied 
on Elderkin'a popular plan 
of easy payments of lOs. 
down and lOs. per month, at 
only 53. over cash price and 
delivered free to any town in 
the United Kingdom. 


In every Town, Village, and Hamlet In our land, to 
push the Sale of 



Makes, when mixed with Sugar and Water as directed, 
the finest and most delicious drink for the festive season. 

The proprietor will be glad to hiar from any Good 
Templar Brother wishful to take an Agency for Uinger 
C.rdial. It is profitable, and the sale is rapid wherever 

One Bottle, Post free. Nine Stamps, fi-ota 

E. W. RAINE, P.W.C.T., LD., &c.. &C., 

Manuf.icturing Chemist and Tea Dealer, 
Middleton in-Teeedale, Co. Durham. 
Bro. Ralne Is a Wholesale and Retail Tea Dealer. He 
will be glad to send to every applicant a Sample of Tea 
at 23. per lb., which for quality cannot possibly be 
beaten. Ero. Kalne seUa this Tea only In Bib. Parcels 
for 10s., or free by Parcels Post for 10s. 6d. Send for a 
Sample and try it ; do not buy If you do not like It. 


H» tJ a »»^ ' " '" Send stamp at once for list and full particular s, to C. 11. 0RA1I.\M. MAIBSIOSE. 


17 VolinMi alreail;/ imWihedJre! /or U. r,d., Cloll: -'s. Gd. eath. 



Fenuinga' Children's Powders Prevent Convulsions, 


t5 .ennmg. ..uaren s .o„.... ....... .„„.„...™.. SpENNINCS' LUNCH EALE RS, 

2 AKE COOLING AND SOOTHING. [- ■•-""■"" " ••••"« •••.nui.liw, 

5 ..„_. ^..., ,.nwtttn. i-nilinrnn W THE BEST REMEDY TO CTTSEAIX 

PFENNINGS' CHILDREN'S POWDERS ^coughs, colds. asthmas, &c 

H For ChUdren Cttttteg their Teeth to prevent Convulsions. H 

P (Do not contain Calomel, Opium. Msrphla, or anytlung injurious to M 

Z-* ^ a tender babe.) , . 9 

Sold in I 
tions. ^ei 
AlvkEP Fk 

, Cowes, I.W. 

Is, Sold In Stamped Boxes, at Is. lid. and 2b. 9d. (great saying) with <'ill g The lareest size Boxei, !s. 9d, (35 stamps, post tree) 

>^ dlv-lions. sent post free lor 15 stamps Direct to Al.Br.SD h „„(,,,„ u, ■ -^ ...''''... 

to FENinsos, West Cowes, I. W. 3 

<) 1ea<l FESNINGS' EVERY 5IOT11ERS BOOK, whieh contains q 

<a valuable hints ol ieeoing, Teething, Weanmg, Sleeping, 4c. Aak . 
your chemist lor a Frse copy. 

FBNNINGS' E TERY MOTHER'S BOOK sent post free on application by letter or 
post card. Direct to Alfred Fennlngs, "West Oo'Wes, L'W. 

times the quantity of the small boxea 
Sent post tree, 13 stamps. Direct A. FKZlNINaa, 
West Cowcs. I.W. 




LEWIS'S 2/- Ta 


LtWIO d ask yon to send them St. 
either in stamps or postal orders, and yoa 
will receive ONE POUND of splendid 
TEA, Thia map^iBcent Tea la good 
enough for the Queen to drink it is so 
good. Lewis's now sell 4,0001b. of Tea 
a day to persona who call for the Tea 
and take it away, so that in Bending yon 
this Tea, carriage paid, at 28. a pound, 
Lewis's lose the expense of carria^, 
which is about 6d. a package. Lewis's 
bear this great loss because they wish 
to make their tea known in ev^ry 
household in the United Kingdom. 
When you have tasted Lewis's extra- 
ordinary tea, you will be sure to order 
more, and recommend it to your friends. 
Send the 28. in stamps, or in postal 
orders, and address your letter to Lewis 
and Co., Ranelagh Street, LiTerpool, 
(Please mention paper.) 

CX72£Z3 our DCAlF^JESSS. 

BuSerers to send for hie 'work, a book sboniog the nature 
of the disease and the means of cure. Post-free 6d., with letter 
of advice if case he stated. Imperial-buUdlngt, Lnd^te-droos, 
LondoQ. Free couBoltatious daily 

OBPHANA.GE, Maeion Pars, BimrBUBT-os-THAilBS.— Jto 
noooBBitous Orphan Children of Total Abstainers. Oontribati0aa 
earnestly solicited. Oollecting Cards and any itiforiKation maj 
be obtained from the Hon. aeo,, Ur. S. R. BoLn, iS, PanleC- 
toad, Camberwell, S.E. 

Scottish Temperance Assurance Company, Limited. 


Tsa.iPQTt'rAJDS'r ivotice: to .A.Bsrr.A.xBa'Esxz.s. 

An abatement of 10 per cent on the premiums on all ordinary whole Life Policies is granted from the commencement ot tha 

Th'e coat of a jB1,000 ('with profits) Policy else-where would, in most cases, secure an immediato Aesuranoe of fW>m £1,200 

to £1,400 in this Company, with right to further profits. 
Applications for Agencies to be made to the Iiondon Manager, George P. Ivsy, F.S.S., P.G.'W.T., 30, Pinsbury Favement, E.O. ; or A. Andbiw, 

Atlas Chambers, Leicester; or J. E. Pooltbe, 287, Stratford-road, Birmingham. 
Piinted bT the Mstionel Press Agenoy, Limited, 18, Whitefrius-street, Fleet street, E.G., and published by John Kempster k Co,, 8, Bolt-oourt, Fleet-stteet, London,'E,Oi« 



Principles. —Total 
alistinence, by life -long 
pledged), and the absolute 

prohibition of the manufacture, importation, and sale 
of intoxicating liquors. 

Policy.— Broad, allowing Lodges to act according 
to locality, time, and circumstances. 
I Basis. — Non-beneficiary, the object being to do 

good, rather than receive benefit. 

Terms of Membership.— A small Entrance Fee 
and Quarterly Subscription. 

Eligibility. — Both sexes are admitted and are 
eh;nble for otiice. 

Vol. XIII. No. 640. [^g^^.V'a^ MONDAY, APRIL 26, 1886. [y.wapaper.] One Fenny. 


A Real Incident. 

Daring the great and terrible snowstorm of January 
18, 1881, which left its mark on so many p^ges of 
domestio less thao 30 persons lost their lires 
on the far-famed WilMhire Downs ; bat perhaps no 
case was more paiafol than the one upon which the 
following' narrative is based. 

Sarroanded as mast necessarily have been each in- 
•tanoe with many »d and harrowing circamstance?, 
the case we are aboat to to dwell upon outshines them 
all, for not only had the widow to mourn the loss 
of her husband, and the children their father, 
bat there was also the sad fact that bat 
for the caraed drink he whom they loyed so 
tenderly, and who loverl them ia return, might still 
have been alive to care for and protect them. When 
will the time come when men will learn that their 
drinking habits are not only dangerous to themselves, 
but also drag down those who are near and dear to 
them ? But let ua tell our story in its "round unvar- 
nished " simplicity, and the moral will reveal itself. 

Chapter I. 

" Yoa won't be late to-night, Joe," said Mary Sei- 
man, as her hasband hastily swallowed the frugal 
breakfast provided for him. 

*' No, lass ; I reokoa we shall be back about five. I 
mustn't be late, for I've got my flock o' ewes to see to, 
when I gets back. Master said I were to go wi' Bill 
to-day, for the roads 'all sure to go heavy with this 
here snow as is cotuin' on ; so I've got to help unload 
ftnd we shall start o£F back as soon as ever we can. 
Dwoan't be afeard, lass, I shall be all right." 

And. with a few cheery words, Joe started off to 
the farm-yard where he found the carter ready with 
a grand team of foor oart horses, and a heavy load 
of corn behind them, waiting to start for the market 
town of Devizes. Now there were two ways of 
getting to Devizes ; one by a circoitous turnpike road^ 
ftod one by a more direct route across the Down<i,whicb 
latter made a difference of some two or three miles. 
Thia was generally chosen by pedestrians, but was not 
available for heavy vehicular traf&c. On the morning 
when oar atory opens, the heavens were overspread 
with thick leaden-colonred clouds, and snow had been 
falling for some hoars with a steady persistence that 
boded a heavy storm. It was. indeed, partly in conse- 
quence of this that the load of cora was got ready that 
morning, field work being impossible ; and as it 
WM hardly advisable that men and hotses should 
remain idle for a whole day, the farmer thought 
it best to despatch aome corn to the atores at Devizea, 
in readiness for the market. It was no part of Joe's 
regular work to accompany thia load. He was a 
■hepherd, bat the flock was safely folded on the 
Downi, and as he bad nothing partiaular to do that 
day, his master said he might as well go and lend Bill 
ft hand. Joe was by no means disinclined for a 
journey of this sort ; there was the chance of seeing 
something fresh— and, if the truth mast be told, 
there was also a ohance of his having a drop of the 
celebrated Devizes ale. For Joe, thongh In 
the main a good-hearted fellow, as the saying goes, 

* British Temperance League's " New Year's Tract.' 
May be had from 29, UnioD-street, Sheffield. Price la. 6d 
f«r 100, poik free. I 

was rather fond of his glass. True, he did not get 
very much chance to indulge his appetite, for he had 
a wife and seven children dependent upon him. There 
were certain occasions in the year— as fur instance 
lambing time, club feast, harvest home, a wedding, or 
a journey to Devizes^when there were plenty to 
treat, or an extra shilling or two to spend. We have 
said there were seven children ; so there were, the 
eldest just oldtenoughto be earning a shilling or 
two a week, but the remainder were helpless. At 
this time, too. Mary was, to use the homely 
words of Scripture, '* great with child " ; and it was 
this, perhaps, which caused her to be a little more than 
uaaally anxious about her husband's journey in the 
anowHtorm, and accounted ^for her anxiety that he 
should not be late in coming home. A neighbour 
looked in once or twice during the d^y, and with that 
rough sympathy so characteristic of our rural popula- 
tion, tried to cheer her up, and to while away the long 
tedious hours. Still the snow came noiselessly down, 
and as the large flakes piled one on another, the earth 
was covered with a deep white spotless mantle. 

Five o'clock came ; so did six, but still there was no 
sign of the returning waggon. The children got too 
tired at length to wait up any longer, and all except 
the eldest boy were sent to bed. A dull uneasy Reeling 
prevailed in the house, and, try how she could, Mary 
Selman could not be at rest. First of all she would 
try to persuade herself that Joe would remain in the 
town for the night. Then she thought of the flock, 
and that hope died away, till at length she sat down 
almost ovtrpowered by her conflicting feelings. She 
was aroused by a kindly neighbour looking in to see if 
Joe was got home yet. 

Chapter II. 
Well ! this is a storm, and no mistake. I think 
we had better get rid of our load as quick as possible, 
and see about starting for home," said Bill, as at 
length they palled up their smoking team in front of 
the Royal Oak. " I dwoau't half like the look of 

" Oh ! we shall be all right 
the answer. " I've a bin out i 
afore. Let's go and have a dri 
That 'ul warm as np a bit." 

So the pair, after seeing the horses comfortably 
housed, and in a fair way of doing well, betook them- 
selves to the kitchen, and under the influence of the 
cheery fire, and a good aubstantial meal, seemed to 
forget the outside world for a time. Bat Bill was 
anxious to be on the move, and presently succeeded in 
getting Joe oat of his cosy corner ; and having 
unloaded the waggon, and put the horses to, every- 
thing was ready for the return journey. 

" I tell thee what, Bill, I've got my ewes to see to 
when I gets home, so I'll go across the Downa, Thee 
1 round the road with the team, and I shall be 
home first.'' 

No, no, man. Thee must be crazy to go across the 
Downs in this weather, I wouldn't go for a hundred 
golden sovereigns." 

" Nor me, either,'' chimed ia the landlord. *'Both of 
you had better stop here all night," 

"Why, what's the matter with ye all, to-day? Ye 
all aeema to aing to the same tune. Anybody 'ud 
think you'd never seed a 8now*atorm before. You do 

mough presently," was 
1 as bad weather as this 
in o' summat to drink. 

ssem afeard or a bit o' snow. I bean't, and I shall go 

across the Downs." 

" Well, thee alias wast a main stubborn chap, and I 
s'pose thee must have thee way, 1 wouldn't go, 
that's atl." 

" Come and have a drop to keep the cold out before 
you do start, then," invited the landlord, in miatakea 
kindness ; and Joe, nothing loth, went accordingly, 
and added two or three others to the potations he had 
already imbibed. 

After another ineffectual attempt to induce his 
companion to accompany him. Bill started with the 
team, and Joe went off in the opposite direction, np 
throngh the deserted streets of the town to the road 
leading to the Downs over which he had to pass, Even 
here the struggle was terrible, and by the time he had 
reached the last pnbUc-house he would have to pass on 
his way, he decided that he mast have "another 
drop." And so he did ,■ and after a short rest he got 
up, and resumed his journey. Leaving the town 
behind, and setting out on to the high road, he met 
for the first time the full fury of the storm. He was 
not altogether unaccustomed to this, and fought his 
way bravely along, pausing for a minute now and 
again to let it break before renewing the struggle. 

" That's a man getting along up the road to the 
Downs, isn't it?" asked a botcher of hia companion 
aa they were hastily returning to the town, "And 
as sure as I'm alive, he's drunk 1" 

'• I wouldn't %o that way for a trifle to-night," waa 
the response. " Let's offer him a lift back to town." 

But the hospitable offer waa either unheard or re. 
fused, and the butehera, anxious for their own safety, 
hurried back home, one of them remarking, "You 
mark my words, we shall hear more of thia pre- 

Still on and on went the weary pedestrian, and 
down came the fleecy snow ; the wind howled as if in 
derision at man's feeble efforts against the powers of 
nature — and Joe Selman waa alone on the dreary 

Chapter III. 

" Tom, pub on your cap, and run over to see if the 
waggon is got back yet. I feel dreadfully nervous to- 
night," said Mrs. Selman to her eldest boy, about 
seven o'clock on the same evening. 

Ia a few minntea Tom came running breathlessly 
back, followed by Bill, who expressed the utmost 
astonishment that Joe hadn't got home yet. 

" Why, missus, I thought he'd a bin here 
hours ago. He started off to walk across the Downs, 
and I came on the roadway with the team. I Ad-r* 
had a time on't, and no mistake. Soon after I'd a got 
about half way I very near got lost, and I thought 
the best thing I could do was to hitch the hosaes oat 
and give 'em their own chance of getting home. One 
pair be got here all right, but t'others be loat ; and 
master and I and some of the men be going out to try 
and find 'em. We'll go up to the fold and see if Joe's 
there. He said he were going to see to his flock as he 
come back," 

"Then, God help me, he is lost I " was the agonise 
cry of the poor creature, as she fell to the ground. 

" Here some of you women, look to Joe Selman's 
wife, will ye ?" said Bill, as he ran off to help in the 



Aprii, 2G, 1886. 

"Poor Boul, and she so near her time, too,'' ?aid 
one o£ the kindly neighbonrs, as she proceeded to do 
what was necessary to help the unfortunate womnn. 
" I'll stay along w;'yi her to-night, and belike, in the 
raorning, her man «^.l find his way home," 

Two days afterwards a neighbour looked into the 
desolate cottage. No tidings had yet found its way 
thither of the lost shepherd. There was a look on the 
face of the new comer, however, that betokened news 
of some sort, and Mary eagerly came forward, say- 
ing, "Oh, what is it? I am sure you have some 
tidings of .Toe." 

"I am sorry to say I have no ^('('(2 news, my poor 
woman," was the gentle answer. 

■ ' Bnt, what is it, tell me please. Has my man been 
found ? " 

" God help thee in thy trouble, thy man has been 
fonnd 1 " was the solemn reply, and there was some- 
thing in the speaker's manner that told all. 

Yes, Joe Selman liail been found I Buthow ? Search 
parties had been organised both in the village and in 
the town — for ill news flies apace— and every inch of 
the road examined, bat withont success. The missing 
horses, had, indeed, been found, and liberated, none 
the worse for their exposure ; but no trace could be 
found of the lost shepherd, and it was feared that his 
body could not be found until a thaw set in. But a 
party working from the town end went out again, 
and at length, not a mile from where he had been 
last seen alive, a halt was made. 

"We needn't look any further, mates," said one of 
the searchers to his companions. " Here's a bad job 

The party all closed up around, and a shudder 
passed through all as one stepped forward and turned 
over the inanimate mass before them. Yes, this was 
Joe Selman, f(in-m? rtvVA ihnr inrhe.i of siimi! I lie 
had died where he had fallen— not because he had got 
into a drift, tnd so perished, but killed by exposure. 
He had fought his way thus far, and then.overcomc by 
fatigue, had lain down to that sleep from which there 
is no awaking until the last great day. 

We draw a veil over the scene of agony in that little 
village home, from whence in, the prime 
of life and vi:;our, the head of the 
family had been cut oS. Nor is it for ns to say drink 
killed him. We only know this— that he was lured 
on to his death by a false courage begotten of the 
drop taken " to keep the cold out " : and we know 
that to-day the criesof the widow and fatherless go up to 
the Throne of Grace from hondreds of such broken 
hearts. And shall not you and I, gentle reader, be 
nerved to stronger deeds, and greater earnestness of 
purpose in oar warfare against the foul demon who 
still stalks through oui fair land, casting 
ita withering blight on every side, and 
dragging down to perdition many and many a soul 
that might have done God service but for the curse of 
drink? Let us nerve ourselves afresh for the struggle, 
and in the year just begun it maybe onr lot to be 
instrumental in saving more than one soul from the 
grasp of the tempter. Let us use our opportunities as 
they are presented to us, and God of His great mercy 
will give us the increase if we "sow and faint not, " 


The Cleegy and the Brewebs. — Archdeacon 
Denison is sorely grieved at some rather strong 
language which has been used l>y the Hon, and 
Eev. Canon Leigh in regard to the brewers, and he 
feels bound to utter his protest against it. Canon 
Leigh, speaking at Birmingham on the brewing 
trade, said : " Yet this trade was recognised and 
honoured by the countiy, and the manufacturers of 
the article obtained prominent positions in the 
country. There were 20 members of the fraternity 
in the House of Commons, and that morning he 
found that another had been elevated to the House 
of Lords— elevated from the beeragetothe peerage. 
They believed that the trade was a very selfish 
trade, and that it was the enemy of religion. It 
was twice cursed ; it cursed him that gave and it 
cursed him that received." This strikes ua as being 
very moderate language, considering the subject, 
and we are rather surprised that the Canon, who is 
an ardent Prohibitionist, exercised so much self- 
restraint. But the Archdeacon characterises 
Canon Leigh's words as violent, coarse, unjust, and 
fanatical ; and he also chides the Bishop of Ely, 
who presided, for not calling to order the rev. 
oirender who made tliis " gratuitous, unjust, and 
slanderous attack on brewers as a class." One 
might almost imagine that the Archdeacon was a 
member of this class himself. — C/in'si'aii Common- 

The Boston Travellnv saw the largest invoice of 
New England ruin ever shipped from the United 
States. And, worse on worse, it was bound for 
Africa— 150,000 gallons. Enough, as Gospel in all 
Lands well says, to make a million men deadly 

Bbo. RosBOiTOM is now open for engagements to speak 
Ksd sing.-lOO, Pool Stock, 'Wigan, Lancas.— [Adti ] 

How to Buy the G. L. Ofaces.— Bro. A. C. 
Townsend, of Aston, Birmingham, suggests the 
following plan to realise the above hapjiy result. 
Says Bro. T. "We have 7.0,000 members (adult), 
each member contributing Is. in the course of the 
next sU months, which to our poorer brethren will 
only mean 2d. per month, the sura is only a mere 
initiation fee. The result of such a general call 
would be £3,7i50. I know some may refuse, or not 
got reached, or make <an e.icuse, but such gaps 
would be more made up by our richer brethren 
who would gladly contribute their By the 
editor's .aid, by a special circular from G.W.C.T. 
to every Lodge showing the marvellous result of 
la. only getting such substantial premises our own 
and that canker about Dr. and Cr. dispelled from 
G.L. Session once riglitcd and started with a nucleus 
on the right side, good business men should be ap- 
pointed to see no screw goes loose again." In order 
that this plan may liave the benefit of the full re- 
sources of the Order, our correspondent further 
suggests " that all collections for Home and Negro 
Mission Fund cease until this vital matter is 

The Middle Classes and Templary.— A 
question of great importance has been opened up by 
our G.W.C.T. with regard to the retention of 
members of the middle class of society in our 
Order, and extension in that class. I much 
admire the courage of our leader in attacking 
this difficult, iind, in some quarters, most un- 
popular question, for such a subject is sure to be 
misunderstood by some persons, as an attempt to 
encourage " caste," and to create class distinctions 
in our cfrder. We may argue that all men are equal, 
and in some most vital respects this is true ; but 
we do also feel, and in our inner consciousness 
believe, that social dift'erencos must exist, which it 
is no part of our mission to combat, but which may, 
if rightly approached, be used to aid our great 
Temperance reform. To use these social dift'orences 
to aid our work, is not the introduction of any new 
principle, or the destruction of .any rule which now 
exists, but is simply to carry out, in a methodical 
and rational manner, the motive which has influ- 
enced, and is now influencing our Lodges every- 
where to obtain men of social position to be chair- 
nien of public meetings, itc, &c.j and if 
we accept such aid from men who are 
not abstainers, because of their acknowledged social 
I superiority, we are illogical if wo oppose any 
scheme which will give us the constant and consis- 
tent aid of such men as members with us. To 
my mind the one, and only difficulty, is tliat of 
JcaloHsij. If we are to solve this question, we must 
face the fact that persons of different social 
circles have different habits, different modes of 
thought, and ditt'erent forms of speech, and that the 
thing which will interest the professional man or 
well-educated tradesman, will, in many cases, be of 
no interest and tiresome, to the labouring man, 
and t'ice versiX. Now, while some do not study 
their own enjoyment, but the public good ; e*- 
perience teaches us that they are the few,and thattlie 
majority will follow inclination, and I am of opinion 
that we may add to our strength, and do good 
service to our cause, by encouraging the formation 
of I will term " Home " Lodges, which could 
take the place occupied by the " drawing-room '' 
meetings of kindred societies. These "Home' 
Lodges would be a constant source of strength to 
the more general Lodges, and would draw persons 
into the Order who will not now join us, or if we 
do get them to join, it is only to leave us again at 
the first convenient opportunity. Of course these 
"Home" Lodges would use the same kind of 
rituals, .and conduct the part of their busi- 
ness in the same manner as other Lodges, but as 
they would meet in private houses, they probabl- 
would not be able to receive visitors except by ary 
rangement, or on special occasions. 1 have gi 
a good deal of thought to this question, and have 
been advised to put my theory in practice, but I 
should first like to get at the opinions of cthei« 
who have thought on the subject. — W. H. Wal- 
FOiiD, D.C.T. (Bucks). 

Food AnnLTERATioN.- Iilr. Cassall, lecturing at the 
Health Exhibition, said: •'Homceopathic Oocoas are well 
named, as they contain the smallest quantity of Cocoa. 
Cadbdbv'3 Cocoa is guaranteed pure, and we recommend 
the public to buy no other.— [Advi.J 


A man may be a Templar and not a Good Tem- 
plar. If he merely keeps his pledge and does 
nothing else to advance the Order he is a Templar, 
not a Good Templar. If he is profane of speech, 
violent of temper, and disposed to slander his 
neighbours, he maybe a Templar, but is notaGood 
Templar. If bo annoys his brothers and sisters in 
the Order by querulous conduct and angry speech in 
ths Lode-room he is a Templar, but not a Good 
'j'emplar. If he cheats in trade, tramples upon his 
contracts, and is unscrupulous in word or deed, 
he may be a Templar but not a Good Templar. 
If he cares more tor himself than he does 
for the organisation to which he belongs, he is a 
Templar, but not a Good Templar. A Good Tem- 
plar must be a good man, a gentleman, a man who 
is gentle, a man who loves his neighbour as he loves 
himself, a man a woman can trust and a child can 
kiss, a man who will not speak ill of you when your 
back is turned, a man who will not be your friend 
with friends and an enemy with your enemies -you 
can trust him with open letters or with scaled 
packages, with your signature and your bank book. 
\ Good Templar should combine the conscience of 
a Christian with the chivalry of a soldier. He 
should never lower his colours in the face of the foe. 

CoMPLiMENTARif DINNEH-S Social Teas, Con- 
rences. Evening Meetings of Companies or Societies, 
„.i reasonable terms, at the London Central Club, 
Bridewell-place, London, B.C., opposite Ludgate Hill 
Station. Strictly Temperance principles. 
Poole Per-jury Case.— A large public meeting 
IS held on Monday evening last, under the 
auspices of the Marylebone TemperanceJ Federa- 
tion, in the Trinity Rooms, Crawford-street, 
Ltmdon, W., "to consider the Poole Pe»jury (?) 
Case." The Hon. and Rev. Canon Leigh presided, 
and Bros. John Kempster, G.E.S., and Alderman 
J. J. Norton, of Poole, gave addresses. A resolution 
was unanimously adopted authorising the chairman 
to sign and present a memorial to the Home 
Secretary asking the clemency of the Crown 
for Henry Williams and urging his immediate 

Band of Hope and Juvenile Temple Choie 
Contest. — On Wednesday evening, April 7, a large 
audience assembled in the Drill Hall, Kingston-on- 
Thames, to witness a contest between seven choirs 
selected from the various Bands of Hope in Kings- 
ton. Mr. W. R. Selway presided. The president 
of the united Bands of Hope.the Rev. A. Cornford, 
was the instigator of the contest, and he very 
kindly offered for competition a handsome silk 
banner,which was to become the proporty of the best 
choir. The committee supplemented this gift by pro- 
viding three sets of badges for the three best choirs, ■ 
and a badge for each child in the choir. The com 
mittee selected one piece, " Let the hills resound," 
which had to be sung by each choir, and each con- 
ductor was allowed to choose one additional piece. 
The judges of the singing were Mr. Bonner, of 
London ; Mr. Boniwell, of Surbiton ; and Mr. 
Brandram. of Richmond. The competing choirs 
were the Juvenile Templars, conductor, Bro. C. J. 
Parker; St. Peter's, Norbi ton, conductor, Mr. W. 
Holt ; Union-street Baptist, conductor, Mr. Percy 
Summers; St. James'-roadWesleyan, conductor, Mr. 
A. Humphries ; St. Luke's, conductor, Mr. J. 
Gridley ; St. Paul's, Kingston Hill, conductor, Mr. 
John Smithers ; and the Bunyan Baptist, Queen 
Elizabeth-road, conductor, Mr. Creasey. A special 
gallery was erected for the occasion, running across 
one end of the hall, and capable of accommodating 
1,000 children The contest was a most interesting 
one throughout, and all the choirs acquitted Iheiii- 
selvts meritoriously in the pieces selected by their 
own conductors. The banner was awarded to the 
St. Luke's choir, the second prize was taken by the 
St. Paul's choir, and the third prize was carried ofT 
by the Juvenile Templars. 

We beg to call the attention of the readers of this 
paper to Bro. Kaine's advertisement, which will be foucd 
ID these pages. — [Anvr.l 

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with ease and economy and the clothes made beautifully 
sweet, wholesome, lily-white, and fresh as sea breezes, by 
using Hudson'.^ Extract of Soap, avoiding all risk of con- 
tagion with infected clothes at Laundries, or where the 
washing is put out. No fraying of the clothes as hard 
rubbing, scrubbing, brushing, or straining is unnecessary. 
No rotting of the clothes as when bleaching chemicals are 
used. The Dirt slipa away, and wear and tear, labour 
and fuel are saved. Hudson's Extract of Soap is a pure 
Dry Soap, in tine powder, rapidly soluble, lathers freely, 
softens water, A perfect Hard-water Soap, a Cold- 
water Soap, a Soft-water Soap, a Hot-water Soap, Un- 
rivalled as a purifying agent. Sold Everywhere, ia 
Packets, One Penny and upwards. — [A»VT.l 

April 26, 1886. 





The Seventeenth Annual Session of the 
Grand Lodg-e of Eng-land 


EASTER MONDAY, Apkil 2G, 1386. 

Qualifications for Grand Lodge Degree.— 
('0 Past and Acthif; Deputies of the G.W.C.T. 
(6) -Past and Acting Superintendents of JuvenUe 
Templars. (<■) All who have served in elective 
ofhces in Snb-Lndge or Deprree Temple two terms 
('/) All who have been Third Dctjice Members 
THREE years. Candidates must, however, be Dis- 
trict Lodye members, unless they are ordinary 
Members of Foreign, Jlilitarv, or Naval Lod(res, or 
are Seamen or S.ddiers ; but'in all cases they must 
be Third Degree Members. Only such of these 


FBQM THE Order, or violation of pledge, are 


The following arrangements for the Session 
have been made : 

7.0 p. m. Juvenile Templar Demonstration at 
the Royal Albert Hall, Stow 
Hill. Choir of 400 voices. 
2.30p.m. Official Sermon in the Town Hall, 
by Rev. Joseph Aston, G.W. 
EASTER MONDAY (Royal Albert Hall, 
Stow Hill). 
11.30 a.m. Credential Committee will sit till 2.30 
in Credential Committee Room, 
Royal AUiert Hall. 
2.0 p.m. Grand Lodge Members admitted 

Royal Albert Hall. 
2.30 Grand Lodge Sessiun opened in G.L. 

Degree. Roll of officers called. 
2.45 CandidiitL-s for Grand Lodge Degree 

•^■0 Grand Lodge Degree confen-ed. Officers' 

repoits presented ; Committees 
appointed, and order of procedure 
4.0 Reception of delegates from kindred 

4.30 Adjourment. 

4 and 5 A public tea 

Tabernacle School-roo 

7.30. Public reception mcetin". Roval 

Albert Hall. 
TUESDAY (Town Hall). 
7.30 a.m. Prayer Meeting at Y.M.C.A. Room.'., 

8.0 Credential Committee will sit till 9 

o'chick in the Credential Committee 
Room, Town Hall, Dock-street. 
9.0 Session re-opcns in G.L. Degree. 

Additional Candidates initiated. 
10.0 Roll of Representatives called. Busi- 

ness proceeded with. 
1 p.m. Adjournment. 

2.30 Session re-opens in Third Degree. 

. 6.30 Adjournment. 

7.30 — 8 Conferences of Political Action and 

Juvenile Templars, and Committee 
7.30 a.m. Prayer Meeting in Y.M.C.A. Rooms, 

9.0 Session re-opens in Third Degree. 

1 p.m Adjournment. 

2.30 Session re-opens. 

6.0 Adjournment. 

730 Session re-opens. Adjourns at 9.30. 

7.0 a.m. Preston Club Re -union Breakfast. 

Association-room, Hill-street. 
7.30 Prayer Meeting in I'.M.C.A. Rooms, 

Commercial- street. 
9.0 Session re-opens in Grand Lodge De- 

gree for installation of officers. 
1 p.m. Adjournment. 

2.30 Session re-opens inSubordinatoDegree. 

6.0 Adjournment. 

7.30 Session re-opens. Adjourns at !!.. 30. 

7.30 Prayer meeting in Y.M.C.A. Rooms, 


r-ill be held in the 

Session re-opens in Grand Lodge De 
gree, and closes at 9.30 p.m. in that 

E-STRANCE.— ,Vo Grand Lodge memhe,- or cand 
date can enter the session without first presenting „ 
ticket or credential to the Credential Committee 
for endorsement. 

Representatives.— Reps, will h.avo to pre- 
sent their credentials to the Credential Committee 
who will exchange them for a ticket. 

G.L. Members' Certifioates.— All; those 
already possessing the Grand Lodge Degree, not 
being representatives, must present a certificate 
signed by the W.C.T. and W.S. of tlieir ordin- 
ary Lodge. The G. W. Secretary will supply certifi- 
cates on application through the L.D. 

C.VNDiDATEs' CREDENTIALS.— ^/f Candidates for 
the Grand Lodge Degree, not being representatives, 
must present credentials signed by the W.C.T. and 
W.S. of their ordin.iry Lodge. The G.W. Secre- 
tary will supply credentials on application from the 

Se.ats.- After Monday, representatives will sit 
together according to their Districts, the places 
being previously fi.ted by ballot, under the direc- 
tion of the Reception Committee. The number of 
the seats, with the names of the Districts, will bo 
exhibited on the first day of the session. Sliould a 
regular representative fail to be in his place at 
Grand Lodge immediately after the roll of repre- 
sentatives is called, the highest alieri:ative present 
can claim the seat for the session, when the 
Credential Committee shall consult the co-represen 
tatives present and report the facts. On a seat 
being once allowed to either representative or 
alternate it cannot be afterwards occupied by the 
other during the same session. 

Ab,sence Without Leave.— Any representative 
leaving the session without permission may be dis- 
lualified from participating in the mileage fund. 

Voting Powei:,— The voting power is confined 
to Its officers, past officers, representatives, and past 
representatives, but only representatives, vote in 
the election of officers, and when the yeas and nays 
"vo called. 

Regalia.— No member or visitor can bo admitted 

ithout regalia. All Grand Lodge members must 
furnish them,selves with either Grand Lodge, Third 
Degree, or Sub-Lodge Officers' regalia. A Grand 
Lodge Book Staxl will bo furnished, whore regalia 
can be either hired or purchased. 

LoDGiNc.s. — Applications for accommodation 
should be sent to Bro. W. Jones, 14, Arthur- 
street, Newport, Mon. Applicants should state 
whether they are representatives or not. 

Train Accommodation. —The railway autliorities 
refuse to make national concessions. Local mem- 
bers may approach the authorities with a view to 
the reduction of fares. 

(Signed) John B. Colling.s, 

(Hon.) G.W. Sec 


The licensed victu.iUcrs of Northampton have 
been seeking advice on the important matter of 
trade protection, and they have got one response 
that doubtless is not very palatable. The secretary 
of the Birmingham " Trade " Association replied 
that, in their opinion, teetotalers were so strong 
in the House of Commons that it would be unavail- 
ing to resist them, and that they had decided to 
"trust to the House of Lords. " We admire the 
candour of this secretary, but we cannot admire hia 
discretion. Never was a more fatal admission 
made in any controversy. In effect the Birmingham 
Association says, "V/e have fought out the question 
on the hustings, we have held meetings, we have inter- 
viewed candidates, and we have distributed leaflets, 
but it is all to no purpose. The People have decided 
against us, and we must now ' trust to the House of 
Lords,' confident that there we shall find comfort 
and sympathy." Doubtless many of the peers 
would like to postpone the settlement of this cjues- 
tion, but the Upper Chamber, we venture 
to predict, will not dare to oppose the 
popular voice on a question of such supreme 
importance as this. There is a stronger and 
healthier Temperance sentiment in the House of 
Commons than at any previous time, and with the 
Irish problem solved, the licensing question must 
speedily come to the front. Wo do not grudge the 
victuallers their latest crumb of comfort. They 
can "trust to the House of Lords,"— we will trust 
to the will of the nation, as expressed at the poUin" 


Good Templary in Sweden. 

On the other hand two powerful popular move- 
ments have been extending throughout all Scandi- 
navia, one of which has been an undeniable bless- 
ing for the nations. . . . 

We mean the Temperance movement, as repre- 
sented by the Good Templar Order, obliging its 
members tu totally abstain from all spirituous 
Mquors. . . . 

The Good Templar Order has been imported 
from England and A merica.and has extended rapidly 
over all Scandinavia, principally, however,inSweden, 
both in town and country. It is not too much 
to estimate the number of Temperance men to the 
figure of 200,000, mostly to be found among the 
working classe.s. They have raised themselves to 
a good economical standing, and the majority of 
them are voters. Political questions, although not 
on the programme of the Good Templars, hive of 
kte begun to call for their attention and they have 
everywhere sided with the Liberal opinions. The 
Liberal faction has by this got an immense help, for 
the Temperance men m.ay be regarded as the cream 
-if the people, which by its moral strength, its 
ndustry and ability, wields a groat influence over 
the numerous classes of society to which it belongs. 
— Scandinavian Jleview, ° 

Bro Isaac Schofleld.— A fatal accident hap- 
pened on Monday, the 12lh inst., to Bro. Isaac 
bchoheld, a member of the Duchess of Lancaster 
Lodge,.59D. Ourbrotherwas41 years of ao-e,and was* 
clicker on the Midland Railway at Lancaster, and 
was at the time affixing a label on a waggon he had 
superintended the loading of,but how he got under 
the wheels there was no evidence at the inquest 
to shew. Our brother leaves a widow and two 
sons to mourn his loss. Ho was an active and 
earnest Good Templar, and ono of the promoters 
of the Lancaster branch of the Railway Temperance 
Union. His wife has for years been a member of 
the Order, and both were much respected. A 
large gathering of Good Templars and others at- 
tended the funeral on Saturday, April 17, in the 
Lancaster Cemetery. 

Sister Gourley, Belfast. -It is with sincere 
regret that we announce tho death on April 6 of 
Sister Gourley, of the Star of Erin Lodge, Belfast. 
I'he deceased was an earnest and energetic member 
of that Lodge for some time past, ever ready to do 
all m her power for the good of the Lodge, or to 
help any of the members. Her remains were 
interred on April 8, at Carnmoney buryin» ground 
a good many members of the Lodge following 
At the Lodge on Friday there were rosettes of 
lilack ribbon on the regalia, and instead of the 
usual programme, sacred songs and solos were sung 
and appropriate addresses given. This is the first 
member tins Lodge has lost by death since its re- 
organisation in 1883. 


Castlepord.— At this town the Temperance 
cause IS progressing, the Order having again planted 
its foot, we believe, on a sure foundation At 
present all the difterent Boards, namely, the School 
Loard, Local Board, and Burial Board, being repre- 
sented fully hy four-fifths of staunch teetotalers ■ 
Bro C. T. Fawbert, of Come and Welcome, 
heading the poll at the last election of the latter. 

BAKRow--iN-FmiNESs.— We have had two elec- 
tions in the same week-a Parliamentary on the 
Gth, when a great victory for our principles was 
secured in the return of Mr.W. S. Caine ; on the 
following day the Guardian triennial election took 
phaoe, when Bro S. Swindlehurst, D.E.S., was re- 
elected, having served in the above capacity for 
nine years. •' 

New MiLLs.-Bro. Joseph Coocer (better known 

fr l" ^'"'^^■^^"r^ r'^"' '''>° "^ a member of the 
Blachester City Lodge, has been elected a member 
of the Board of Guardians and Local Board of New- 
Mills, Derbyshire. 

Brighton -Bro. Major S. Williams (D.C.T. 
Sussex) and Bro. H. Saunders were both returned 
by substantial majorities te tho Board of Guardians, 
as were Mrs. M. Haycraft and Miss C. Bigg, who 
are favourable to Temperance principles. 





We renrodnce from the Chancellorof theExcheqaer's 
statement the following passages as affecting the 
Temperance cause; the more striking parts are prmted 
in bolder tjpe. 

"The House will probably like to know the 
causes of the diminution in the Customs reofipts 
.... Upon foreign spirits there is a total loss 
of £.1^,000. On foreign brandy there in a loss 
of £129,000, but there is a gain on other spirits, prin - 
cipally German spirits of £70,000, thus making the 
total loss £68.000. On wine there is a loss of £77,000. 
Tea is £200,000 less than the estimate, and that is con- 
Biderably due *o the great anticipation that took place 
in the tea duties at the end of the financial year 188.-> 
in consequence of an expected change of taxation. 
This difference was not in the estimate suffi- 
ciently allowed for, but the actual yield for the 
two years is considerahlv above that of tb 
1883-4, which was £4,270,000. Therefore 
has been no actual fall upon tea. Tobacco has yielded 
£84,000 more than the estimate. Now as to the inland 
revenue, and I will speak first of the Excise. The 
Excise receipts in 1884-5 were £26,600,000 and the 
estimate for last year was £26,350,000. The actual 
receipts were only £25 460,000, and that is less than 
the estimate by £889,000, or £1,140,000 less than the 
receipts of the previous year. This is a very impor- 
tant matter as affecting the revenue, thongh at the 
same time it has another bearing. The decline IS 
mainly due to the lessened consumption 
ot drink. (Hear, hear,) The receipts on alcoholic 
revenue in the Excise and Customs were in 18S,)-6 
receipts of 1884-5 by £1,000,000 "' 

country. Let me also refer to another circurnstanoe 
which is also satisfactory. If the people are 
drinking less spirits they are saving more 
money. in 1876 the savings in the Post OUice 
Savings Banks were £67,575 000, and the saving per 
head of the popnUtion was «2 Is. Sd. In 18&0, 
after these years of depression, the 
sayings increased to £94,156,pucj. 
(Cheers 1 Those banks have also invested for oe- 
positors £3,150,000, m.king a total of £97,306,000, or 
a saving per head of the population in the 1 ist year 
as compared with that of 11 years previously of 
£2 133. 6rl. pfr head as against £2 Is, M. (Hear, 

hear ) Therefore, as regards revenue, we 
find that in l O years there has been a loss 
of £4,500,000 on alcohol and an in.rea: e ot 
other taxes, exclusive of income-tax. ot £1,200,000. 
There has been £3,300,000 recouped by natnral growth 
of the revenue to meet the loss on nlcohol." 

In giving his figures for 1886-7, the Chancellor 
observed ;— The Customs we take at the same sum 
the actual receipts for last year ; we take a de- 
crease upon spirits of £33,1,000. and an increase npon 
wine ot £27 000. We estimate an increase upon tea 
ot £21-' 000 and npon tobacco of £55,000. As to the 
Excise, we estimate an increase of £43,000 upon beer, 
and of £240,000 npon spirits, making altoRCther 
£285,000, which just balances the estimated loss on 
the ' spirits in the custom"!. .... I 
cannot undertake any serious remission of 
taxes, but there is one small thing that has been pressed 
upon me and that I am glad to be able to remedy, i 
have been persuaded to give relief to the cottage 
brewers from the small tax of 4s. for licence to brew 
■hich has been imposed upon them. It stood 
originally at 6=., but last year it was reduced by 
the right hon. gentleman opposite to 43. It is 
represented to me that to these people— I am 
confining myself to the houses ot cottagers that 
are under £3 a year rent-it will he a great advan- 
tage to be able to brew in their own houses, and great 
care will be taken that the beer duties shall not be 
impared. I have inquired, and I think that I can 
remove this duty upon houses that are nnder £8 rent. 
The revenue loss it is estimated by this will not be 
than £10 000, but. it will afford relief to a great 

APBit 36, 1886^ 

and in fact he said jnst the "«!f^' '''»J 
thev might expect to have the same amount ol 
pr^itsa^ndbeeT consumed as would b»"J>^-/^?i 
sumed nnder the former t.i. On '^e contrary he Mia 
he assumed that it the budget of last year h»'» ^"^ 
accented there would have been a falling off in the 
consumption ot spirits of something like between tvvo 
coiisnmption Ol »p „:,,io_ „aiions. He expressly 
and a ha'f and tnree muiion ganuua. ui^Jnff in 

stated that there must be a very large f'^U'^f »" '° 
the revenue and he said the same m respect to beer 
SeneverTr'eamtot stating to the House that under 
ST- changed rTte of duty there would be the same 
amount of consumption as there would have been .£ 


occasioned in the tcaoe """""" ,.' ji„„a the 
diminution in the consumption No one depIorM <- 
disturbance more tb,m he did, but £'<T t^^J.^^^Ct 


Tb^: r^and rpiHt^s"woul1™ot be equal to ^he -ount 

-"ha^Sfl mirke'^u'r^ll §^U^ 
g^^tlemsn himself, because be, in his second badget 
f istinctly stated that he expected to .receive on ouBtoms 
».nd excise as much as under the original budget. II 
anyone wTtoMame in the matter he certain^ wa. 
not as it was the dislocxtion which follonved the 
?;j;ctTon of his budget which led to a large amount 
of diminution in the amount of duty received. 

Mr. JASPER MORE was thankful for the «>noM3.on 
made to the humble brewers. He thooght tbe 
Ubourers would consider this boon as the first direct 
result of their repres.ntation m this House, (.near, 

'llr. Staveley Hill, while congratulating ^e Chan- 
cellor on a common-sense budget, regretted that 
noth ng was done to take the duty off tea and o»f »«; 
They ought to tax articles of luxury brought into 

below the tCUritJi-a wi fj-j^'-' "J — ..---. 

below the estimate of 1885-6 by £77,000, and bel qj^ man :^.u uw, „- - , 

the estimate for 1884-5 £40.000. Beer is below the I ^^^^^ ^j persons [estimated at 80,000 persons] 
estimate of 1885-6 £95,000, and below the estimate of rpjjg f^■^l ^^ the alcoholic revenue 

1884-5 £140 000; and the total alcoholic ,■.•• A .j ^^ (.Q^tiuued increase in the 
revenue loss is £971,000 upon last ] ^^^g^^i^^^e of the country has led to an 
year; and below the estimates tor : J^.g^^g g^^^ ^o^^ a, decrease of taxation . 
the present year, £1,179,000. . • • ^"l"" U^ jg no longer our revenue but our expen- 
i» a considerable diminution in the Customs, ana a I ^j^^^^ increases "by leaps ana 

great deal in the Excise. That diminution has, ot ^^^^^^g . a,nd if you want reduction of 
course, been recouped in other items. A ^tnKing , .. • must go back not to drink 

feature is the great falling off m.the alcohohc reveuue tax ^^ ^J^^^^.. 
in that period. (Hear.) In 187o-6 the revenue ,_ ^^. j,v,.t„ „i,; 

derived from wine, beer, and spirits was : wine, 
41,763,000 ; beer, £8,161,000 ; foreign spirits, 
£6,141000; home-made spirits, £15,154,000— total, 
£31.209,000, The population in 1875-1; was 
32,749,000, and therefore the contribution ot 
the wine, beer, and spirit revenue was 19s. Id. 
per htad of the population. The population in 
1885-6 was 36 325,000 ; and if they had consumed as 
much beer, Jcc, per head the revenne would have 
yielded on those articles in the last fininci-l year it 
the rate of 19s, ld„ the sum ot £34,600 000 ; but it 
actually yielded £26,830,000, (Hear, hear.) \\ine 
stood at £1,225,000 : beer, £8 405,000 : foreign spirits, 
£4 100 000 ; Excise ,spirils, £13,100,000 ; therefore, 

the alcoholic revenue is less by 
£7 830 000 than it would have been it tne 
consumption had been at the same rate 
per head. The actual diminution 
from the alcoholic revenue is about 
£4 500 000 in the period of 11 years. 
The decline last year was the largest ever 
known-that is £1,179,000, There is no 
doubt that a great deal of that decrease 
is due to the chanse in the habits of the 
people. (Cheers,) There is, I hope a grf at change 
in the voluntary Temi«j'ance of the people-(hear 
liear)-and there is a good deal,I am told bythe Inland 
Eevenne, in involuntaiy Temperance— (hear, hear,)— 
and that the trade use a great deal more water than 
formerly. Although we do not drink ourselves out ot 
our difficulties, as Lord Derby said we did in the case 
of the Alabama claims, the alcoholic consumption ot 
the people is higher still at this time than it was m 
the years 1860-65. I do not use these figures as to 
diminution of alcoholic revenue as ehewing 
that there is any decrease in the conbuming 
B0W<!r of the people. The revenue stands upon 
other heads at the same figure as it did before, 
and the loss from alcohol has therefore been re- 
oouncd from other sources. The revenne from dried 
S,ten%ud tobacco is higher by £2,1.50,000 com- 
pared with the former period. Of that, however 
about £500,000 has been produced by the increase ot 
the tobacco duty. If you look at these import 
duties you will find that while there has 
been a great diminution in the consump- 
tion of alcohol there has been an 

In the debats which followed. 

Sir Michael IIicks-Beaoh said;-No one could 

be surprised at the difference which had occurred in 

the revenue from customs and excise looking to the 

circumstances of the times. The Chancellor told 

them the falling-off in the beer revenue was £90,000 

more than the estimate, and in spirits £709,000 more 

than the estimate ; and he attributed it to the more 

temperate habits on the part of the people, aud also 

to the prevalence on the part of the people of a habit 

of expending their money in other ways, liut the 

Chancellor admitted to mention one great cause of the 

falling off, which was in no small degree due to the 

disturbing infinence of trade by the proposals last 

year to increase the duties on spirits and beer. 

(Hear hear ) There was no doubt whatever, that 

when the brewers found there was to be a call made 

npon them for increased duty they watered the beer. 

CA liugh 1 With regard to spirits, the same 

kind of observation would apply. The dealers 

found they could do with smaller stocks, and they had 

not since raised thos= stocks. The proposal of the late 

Liberal Chancellor ot the Exchequer to increase the 

duties on beer and spirits was finaocially onsound.The 

result of the finance ot the past year had been to shew 

bow singularly deficient in finaU' ial foresight the 

right hon, geut'eman (Mr.Childers) was when he made 

the proposal which was rejected by the House last ses- 

sion The Chancellor of the Exchequer had that evening 

madeasanguine estimate ot the receipts for the coming 

year He estimated the receipts from excise at 

£250 000 more than was actually received during the 

past year, and anticipated a small decrease in respect 

of customs All he (Sir M. Hicks-Beach) could say 

was that that seemed to him, having regard to the 

enormous decrease on spirits and beer during the past 

year, to be an estimate ot a very sanguine character 

indeed. ^p. „ 

Mk Childehs said the right hon.gentleman (hir M, 

Hicks-Beach) had, without notico, departed from 

the usual practice and made a most elaborate attack 

upon bim. He understood the complaint to be 

that last year he did not estimate correctly what 

the position of the spirit and beer and generally the 

alcoholic liquor taxation was. and that he made some 

great mistake, for which his right hon, friend was 

luffering, Theright hon, gentleman specially eom- 


On Wednesday evening. April?, a meeting of an 
entirely novel character as regards the County of 
Wilts was held at Trowbridge, the occasion being 
the celebration of the teetotal jubilee of Mr. John 
Smith, a well-known and highly-esteemed worker 
in the cause of sobriety .The occasion was felt to be ot 
noordinary nature.and theassemblage of friends from 
'three counties, and one from Demerara, testified to 
the great esteem and respect entertained towards the 
veteran abstainer, whose work they were met to 
acknowledge. Conspicuous on the walls of the 
building was the banner belonging *« th« T">"- 
bridge Temperance Society, bearing dato l»,J»,ana 
lookin" as though it had seen better days ; whilst 
in the centre of the room stood a huge jubilee cake, 
with the motto, worked in sugar, "God bless the 
Temperance cause." On the platform were seated 
representatives from all parts of the county, and a 
oood clioir enlivened the proceedings. Mr. a. 
Sainsbury presided,and referred to Mc.Smith s past givinj the lie to the assertion somet.mes made 
use of that " the old Temperance advocates had not 
much Christianity about them. 

Mr Batchelor followed with an earnest address, 
and presented a Bible and illuminated address on 
behalf of the Temperance workers at Trowbridge. 
The Bible had a massive silver plate, on which was 
eiioraved a suitable inscription. The address was 
beautifully engrossed by Mr. Joseph Silcox, one of 
Mr Smith's " teetotal children," and framed by 
Messrs. Legg, as a work of love. Bro. E. Laver 
and Bro. W. U. Titcumbe then presented a 
splendidly illuminated address un behalf of the 
Good Templars of Wiltshire. 

Mr, Smith feelingly responded, and made some 
deeply-interesting remarks on his past connection 
with the cause, urging those who were still young 
to work zealously for the promotion of the principles 
of total abstinence. Mr. Rodway, of Durham, and 
others having spoken in congratulatory ter-na, an 
exceedingly interesting evening was brought to a 
close by a coffee supper and the distribution of the 
' jubilee cake." 

qohol there nas oeen ?;"X;';i-f thVfaUing off .f The receipts from liq 
enormous increase in what may be v'^^^/^^^^^'^^^^t „i,ich he ought to bare explained to 
called the other comforts of llf»r the Sou"! He would remind the House of what he 
in, for instance, bacon and aama. the^o"^c^ ^ ^^ ,^ i„„,„, ot i^^ 

?;^urif«i«^i«icThra%reIt%:.o;JcesT^^^^^ "«> b,.r. H. did»ot say, 

Well got rid or.— Captain Boyton, the famous 
swimmer, a year or two ago opened a restaurant 
and saloon in New York. A change having come 
over his opinions, he has just relinquished the 
business, which was well patronised, and sold the 
furniture and fittings. At the conclusion of the 
sale Captain Boyton said :—" Gentlemen, I thank 
you tor helping me to leave a business that I have 
felt to be a curse upon me ever since I entered it. 
i I would rather cultivate bricks than touch the gm 

trade again." 

I Situations Vacant and Wanted.— Our charge for 
' this class of advertisement is 24 wofds for BUipBQM, 

Every additional aix words thre»pen»e.— [ADtT.l 

Apbil 26, 1886] 



AUcommunications to be a/idressedi BE EDITOR 
cowrt. Fleet-street, London, E.C. 

Lodge News shonld be sent aa early as possible, and 
cannot be received after Tuesday morning for Insertion 
In the following Issue, except from Lodges meeting on 
Tnuday night, from which reports can be taken np to 
10 ».m. on Wednesday. 


Iioughborontrh Junction,—" William Tweedie. " April 
14 Two initiated. Paper by Bro. Jeater, "It is 
Useless, Dangerous, and Ought to be Abolished." Dis- 
cussion followed. 

Battertea Park-roaH.— " John Bunyan." April 15. 
Two initiated. Bro. T. U. Macrow presided. Lodge 
officered and entertained by brothers. Short address by 
Bro. T. C. Macrow. Songs, Bros. Greenwood, Lovely, 
Reid, J. Hooper ; reading by Bro. Richard. D.L. report 
read and adopted. Several visitors present. 
nSouthwark.— "ThoMint." April 14. Throe initiated. 
The L.D. presided in the absence of the W.C.T. 
through illness. The claim on our membership on behalf 
of the Temperance and Good Templar Orphanage was 
heartily responded to. Five members consented to act 
as collectors for the same. The members adopted a 
resolution in favour of the Banner Fund. It was 
annoquced that the Help-One-Another Society would 
give an entertainment in aid of the Orphanage. 

Clapham-road.—" General 0«r6eld." April 13. One 
initiated; one received on cc. ; and one restored. Larga 
attendance. Lodge working well. 

Chelsea.— " Margaret McCorrsy." April 7. Visit 
from the Putney Emanuel Lodge, who entertained with 
songs, recitations, readings, and duets by Bros. Taylor, 
Knox, Denby, Leigh, and Whiting, Sisters M. Smith, 
Parker, Walder and Hill ; refreshmentft provided. 
Watchwords sold.— April 14. Temperance Experience, 
Bro. Welfare presiding ; Bro. Ramsden gave an inter- 
esting address ; two proposed ; pleasant session. 

N'ow Cut.—" Georee Thorneloe." April 17. One 
candidate initiated and one admitted on cc. About 22 
persona bay* joined during the present quarter. Visit of 
Bro. W. E. Hooper, W.D.Co., who presided. As usual, 
there was a crowded attendance. A very animated 

Dulwich. — "Desirous." April 15, Prayer and praise 
conducted by Bro. Webb, E.S ; Sister Hookway pre- 
sided at pianofxrte ; Sister Price and Bro. Price sang a 
sacred duet ; toios by Sister Colins, Smith, and Bro. 
Rudel). Sister Cooper presented the Lodge with a very 
useful teapot ; very pleasant evening Avas spent. 

Wandsworth-common.- " St. John's Hill."»April 
13. Most interesting session, being a visit from the 
•Juvenile Temple, the members of which rendered a 
first-class selection of sorjgs and recitations, ,,everal 
also taking pari by aridres,>inB the children. This Lodge 
is making a fresh start, which seems like'y to succeed, 
while the Ten pie is now stronger thsn ever it has been. 
By the kindness of several members the children, to the 
number of 40, were entertained to fruit and cakes. 

Hackney,— "Hackney Mission." April B. Pound 
night, Bro. Lo Sage, V.D., presiding. Election of Good 
of the Order Committee, a keen contest ; a large number 

sposed of, to 

ugmentation of the 

April 9. Roll call; 
nber of interesting 
ind visitors ; very 

of paroeli 
Lodge fundi 

Clapton Park — " Clapton Park, 
question box, which contained a 
questions answered by the membe 
pleasant session : Watchwohd3 s, 

Hampstead.— "Gratitude." April 12. Public meet- 
ing presided over by Bro. Barnes. W.C.T. ; experiments 
in thought-reading given by Mr. Blake ; songs, and 
recitations were contributed by Miss Ison, Bros. Barnes, 
Williams, Cruttwell and Cornish; a very pleasant even- 
ing; several names given in fur memhership. 

Chelsea.-" Grmvenor." April 16. Discussion on 
where to go for our annual excursion "; Lord Ebury's 
Park,Rickmansworth, sel-cted, Bro.McAIIister re-elected 
L.D,; Bro. Thomas, L.E.S.; two initiated. 

Harrow Green. — " Hope of Leytonstone." March 2. 
Tea and concert bv the Fillebrook Choir, assisted by 
Sisters Enever and Tillett; address bv Bro. Fisk, G.L.L.; 
chairman, Bro. Tompkins,- March IC. Paper by Bro. 
Carter on " Popular Arou'ements, " discussed by Bro. 
Crump, Enever, Burrell. L.D,, Ox'sde, »nd Tompkins.— 
April fi. Paper by Bro. Crump, " Fire Brigades, Ancient 
and Modern, by »n ex-Breman."— April 13. Sisters 
oHi<-ered and enteriained in their usual good style. 

Tottenham,— "High Cross" April 13. Quarterly 
tea andpuWicmeetingin Mission Hall Training, 
chairman, Bro. Robinson, P.D.E.D. (Berkshire). Sones, 
&c., by Sisters Hurdley and Padlev, Bros, HuRhas and 
Clarke, and Master Dobson (of Hiehgate). Addresses 
by Mr. Ryder, Bros. Hurdley, P.D.K.D. (E. and M. 
Surrey), H,.we, Easlwell (Sons of Phre nx), and others. 
Good number present, there being representatives of all 
the Lodges in the neighbourhood, and both Orders of 
the Phoenix. 

Chelsea.- "Queen's Messenger." April 0. Two re- 
ceived on o.c. A C'-mmittee was appointed to arrange 
an excursion in June. Sister Cowdrey regaled the 
members and visitors with re'resliment, as it was her 
birthday. Songs by Bros. G. Underwood, J. Williams, 
Sister Grisenthwaite. Good attendance. Watchwobdu 

Islington.— "Henry Ansoll." April 12. A number of 
the members occupied the platfocm at the Miesion Hall, 

Station-road, Highbury, in connection with Dr. Allan's 
Chapel. The meeting was a very large one, and proved a 
great success. Bro. Goddard presided, and a good pro- 
gramme was given. Bros. H. Anselland Hazelgrove gave 
addresses. — April 17. A very successful open Lodge and 
public entertainment ; the Cornellia-street Mission 
choir attended. Bro. Hazelgrove presided, and Mr. 
Western very ably conducted. The singers and reciters 
al^^equitted themselves in an excellent manner. 

Kennington.— " G. W. Johnson." March 27. Ad- 
journed discussion aa to formation of Degree Temple. 
Resolved that Temple be started. Committee formed to 
carry resolution into efifect.— April 3. Public entertain- 
ment. Good audience, and capital programme well car- 
ried out.— April 10. "Our married couples' night." 
Married members officered the Lodge, the chair being 
taken by Bro. Pickford, L.D., and a programme of songs, 
recitations, &c,, interspersed with short addresses of 
s,,und advice to those contemplating matrimony, was 
well sustained.- April 17. "Reunion meeting." Lodge 
session was held up to 8.45, during which Bro. Pickford 
was re-elected L.D. and Bro. Peacock elected L.E.S. 
The meeting was then thrown open. The chair was 
taken by Bro. Webber, V.D., whogave a very interesting 
address, followed by songs by Sister Langworthy and 
Bro. Stride, and an address by Mr. Benson, a formtir 
member of the Lodge. 

Poplar— "Cornerstone." April 17. Public meetirfg. 
Limpet J.T. under direction of Bro. Thomas. S.J.T., and 
Sister Hill, A.S J.T., Bro. Heal, V.S.J.T., presiding. 
Recitations by Bros. Price, Bartlett, Shearman and 
Sisters Ford, Edwards, Harris, M. A. Smith and Carter. 
Songs, Sisters Shearman, Williams, King, and Bro. A. 
Shearman, The programme was well carried out. At 
the close refreshments were handed to the juveniles 
through the kindness of Bro. Heal. 

Crouch End.—" Harrineay." April 7. Public enter- 
tainment and exhibition of curiosities. Readings, recita- 
tions, and songs with piano and violin accompaniment. 
A very pleasant and enjoyable evening was spent. Room 
lull. — April 8. Visited and entertained Mizpah Lod|,'e. — 
April 14. Visited and entertained by Finsbury Progress. 

Poplar.— " Christian Bethel." April 15. Discussion 

1 declension of Order in No. 8 Sub-District. Bro. Rains, 
W.D. Chap., presided. The following took part in 
discussion, which was opened by Bro. Bains, Bros. 
Moloney, W.D.S. ; Jones, V.D. ; Heal, V.S.J. T., 
Sister Hill, L.D. (Corner Stone), Bro. Ridd, W.S.; Bro. 
Grigsby, Bro. Thomas, S.J. T., and others. 

Shaftesbury Park. — "Shaftesbury Park." April 15. 
Report of D.L. Reps, read and adopted ; arrangements 
made to visit a weak Lodge \ programme of the evening, 
thers to officer and entertain, the youngest in the 
,ir, Bro. Pellatt taking that position ; Bros. Robson, 
Gordon, Pellatt, and Eluia Marshall assisting in pro- 
gr-'mme ; pleasant evening. 

Kentish Town.—" Regina." April 19. Bro. Scar- 
borough, W.C.T. Recommendation of officers :— L.D., 
Bro. Wharton ; L E.S., Bro. Ramsden, jiin. Election 
of officers :— W.C.T., Bro. G. Frost ; W.V.T., Sister 
Tapper ; W.T., Bro. Wharton. Bro. G. Frost, D.L.Kep., 
gave a report of the special session in regard to tlie 
division. One proposed ; one on cc. Officers' reports 
read and adopt,^d. Lar^e attendance. 

Camden Town. — "Angel of Mercy." April 9. One 
initiated ; two re-admitted ; and two admitted on cc. 
D.V.T. and D.A.S. present, and spoke a fe* encouiai< 
ing Words. The progratnm-, " Br,i. Sherwin's Night,' 
was ably carried out. Bro. Sherwin, P. W.C.T., enter- 
tained witti his microscope, assisted by Bro. Ward's 
tine art gallerv, which realiseilSs. toward.s forniture fund. 
—April 16. Good session. Election of L.D. and L.p;.S. 
Sister Shipman was re-elected L.D,. and Bro. Wolfe, 
L.E.S. Greetings exchanged with Pride of the Lea 
Lodge. Luton, thr u;h Bro. Scotting, H,D, Programme 
'ttee(javp its report, which was adopted. Watch- 

iinging was creditably r«n- 

readings, recitations and 

dered by 61 juveniles in attendanci 

ExETEE,— " Perseverance." April 12. Official viait 
from the D.C.T., Bro. Parr, who presided. It being 
members' experience night, the following brothers and 
sisters gave their experience : — Bros. Rex. Hern, Drew, 
Lamacraft, and Bro. Blake, of the Pride of Exeter 
Lodge; Sisters Thomas and Hern, The D.C.T. gave a 
very interesting speech. 

Farkworth.— " John Jackson." April 14. Pro- 
gramme ; W.C.T. respon-ible, who gave a atirring 
address on the Good of the Order, Songs and recitation! 
were also given by the members. Three brotheri rein- 

CHiXlE.NHAM.— " Imperial." April I. Degree night ; 
Degree of Charity conferred on four. — April 8. Brothers* 
entertainment ; a good attendance.— April 15. Publio 
coffee supper and entertainment, nearly 100 present. 
Four names given in to join the Lodge. 

BiRMiNOHAM.— " The Erdington." April 14. Four 
initiated, four proposed ; being an increase of 24 thia 
quarter. Bro. Hazel, provided entertainment ; giving a 

food stump speech on " The Temperance Question." 
.etter from District Exeputive accepting invitation to 
hold their session on May 24, in Erdington. 

- BraKE.\HEAD.—" Excelsior." April 12. Officered by 
the D.L. Executive ; presided over by Bro. John Davis, 
D.C.T. There was a good attendance ; Bro. Daviei 
addressed the members upon the best means of working 

- Lodge successfully. Bro. Davidson, D. Chap., "" 


past, tarts, cakes 
numbers, which ' 
N'CHESTER. — "Gri 
of Cjoeen's Park Degrc 



Brixton.— "Giesl 
W.C.T.?" Bro. Mi 
being occupied bv B: 
Booker.— April "li. 
Matthews, P.W.G , 
ration of th< 
and best wii 

m " April 8. "Who shall be 
rillier acting aa judge, the caair 
B. Hooking and Manning and Sister 
Sister Owens, W.V.T., and Sister 
lupplied refreshments in commemo- 
birthdays. At the close a vote of thanks 
ccorded to the sisters. A vi-iiine 

from Brighton gave a 
Hooper, W.D.C., visited. One admitted by cc. 
Manning gave a capital report of Special D.L. S 
Pleasant evening spent. Watchwords on sale. 

W. E. 

Hastings.— "Sixon." April 6. A quarterly te.i 
meeting, followf-d by a public meeting and entertainment, 
was held in the Old Town Hall, High-street, the new 
quarters of the Lodge, when about 70 sat down to asub- 
atantial tea. Bro. Eaeton, W.C.T., D.S., presided at 
tlie after meeting, and gave an address, as did also Mr, 
J. Feaist. Readinps were given by Sister Eastoii and 
Bros. (irimesai.dO. Horn- ; r.citations by Bro. Grimes, 
Sister Easton. snd Mr. Morris ; songs by Bros. Lester 
andGiinies, Sister Easton, Mr. Newman and Miss Han- 
ing ; duet, Bro. Grimes and Mr. Payne ; Mr. Chubb gave 
a piano solo. Tho room was crowded, and several n,-w 
members joined the Lodge on the 13th inst. as a result of 


vo othe 

itialed, and 
ng address, 

' " ), 

.— "C^strian," April 13, 

and Octagon Lodges to meet t 
ss Sockhart. Three candidates in 
proposed. The It. E.S. gave a stirri 
Bros. Brown L.E.S. and W.C.T. (Octag, 
Preston, P.D.G. W.C.T. (Octagon), Davies, D.C.T. 
(Cestrian), and HaywardD.G. W.C.T. (Hope of Nant- 
I'ich), also addressed the meeting. There was a larne 
ittendance of members of both Lodges, and the meeting 
ras very satisfactory. 
Tboro.—" Truro Guiding Star." April 1.5. Quarterly 
visit of Juvenile Temple. An excellent programme of 

Lockhart, D E S.,and Sister Kinsman, D.S.J.T, also 
addressed the members. 

Gt;iLDroRU.— "Guildford," April 9. Sisters' surprise 
night ; programme committee for next quarter elected ; 
songs. Sister Excell, and Bro. Enticknap ; pianoforte 
iter Ventham ; the sisters spread a delight- 
landwiches, &c., being present in 
3rd afterwards disposed of. 
id Alliance." March 25. Visit 
Temple, Bro. Bowden, D.T., 
presidmg. Second Degree conferred on three. Temple 
voted Os. to Negro Mission. Two candidates initiated.— 
April 1. Something unusual was the programme. Twelve 
proposed ; five initiated. Reading by Bro. Newton, Mount 
Tabor Lodge.— April 8. Paper by Bro. Tolton, D.C.T. ; 
much enjoyed ; four initiated.— April 15. Social tea 
party ; address by Bro. Rev. E. E. Stuttard ; enjoyable 

BoLTox.— "Bolton Claremont." April 15. Publio 
tea meeting to celebrate 13th anniversary ; Bro. Bennett, 
S.D.C.T., presided, and gave an address; songs, recita- 
tions, &c., by Bros. Flitoroft, Hough, Sims, and 
Venables, Sisters Dutch, Tankard, Jackson, and others ; 
a dialogue from tho Watchword by Band of Hope 
memtiers ; address bv Sister Kightley, W,D. V.T. 

Manchkstbr.— "Concilio et Lahore." April 17. 
Report by W.S. of public tea on April 3 shewed a 
halnnce for Lodge of £1 Is. 6d. ; Bro. Mills re-elected 
L.D., Bro. Hoskinson, L.E S. ; public address by Bro. 
W. E. Axon on " I'emperance Progress during the Past 
100 Years," was listened to with great attention ; brief 
debate by Bros. Hunter, Stokoe, and Weatherill. 

LDKORli.— "Rescue." April 10. Duets, Sisters 
Rupley, and Perry, Bros. Chappie and Matthias. Songs, 
.Sisters Mrs. Parker, Bros. Douglas, Enticknap,and Smith. 
Recitations, S ster Kirby, Bros. Quelch and Le Keux. 
Reaoings. Bios. Cliewter and Powell. Sister Mrs. 
Excell pre-ented a Bible to the Lodge. Open session, 
fair attendance. 

^ Manchester.- "City." April 1.5. It being Bro. and 
Sister Ursell'a united teetotal birthday, they had invited 
a number of brothers and.sisters to meet them to partakeof 
their hospitality. Bro. R. W. Duxbury presided at the 
meetini;, which was taken part in by Bros. Boyes, J. C. 
Johnson, Carey, Gibbon, W.U.Tr., Parfitt. Roberts, 
Hunter, Gibbon jun.. Rose, Turner, and Langdon, and 
Sisters u^'-oson and Newton. A vote of congratulation 
and thanks to the host and hostess was carried with 

Blackburn. —" Star of Blackburn." April 1.5. 
United visit from Rose, and Triumph Lodges of Accring- 
ton, who gave a capital entertainment. Speeches by 
Bros. Bennett and Bradley ; songs, Bros. Cronshaw, 
Ormerod and Dodds ; reading, sister Leaver ; recitation, 
Bro. Hirst. Refreshments provided by Sisters Battereby 
and Rushton. Fair attendance. Very enjoyable session. 
Bristol.— "Morning Star." Apiil 16. Bro. Lucas, 
W.D.S. , presided. After Lodge business had been 
transacted, a miscellaneous programme of songs, &c.,was 
rendered by members and visitors, the following taking 
part : Sisters Berry and Lillie Halton, Bros. Lucas, 
Cattle, Goadby, D.ake, andConuett. Attendance fairly 


SI'Ort. — " James Teare. 
P.W.r.T., presided over 
~ vley, B 

April 12. Bro. 
very pleasant meet- 
Taylor and 

Wild ; recitation. Mister Pr 

Devunpoiit.- "Star of Morice Town." April 14. 
Bro. Rich, U',C.T,, presided. Songs by Bros. Keely, 
Shaw, Launce, Christy, Blight, Rowley, and Jfaxwell. 
A very tiappy evening was spent, being a singing com- 
I etitiou by brothers. Bro. Shaw was awarded the prize, 
which was a certificate of memberahip. 

Maiskeby-ihk-Sea.— " Jcseph Pojse." April 14. 
Visited by Bro. R. .skelton, D.C.T., and Bro. Taylor, 
V.D,, of Middlesliro", whogave addresses ; this Lodge has 
a good Juvenile Temple attached numbering about 150 ; 
there WPS an attendance of 80 un,ler the superintendence 
(.f Bro. W. Lapsley, W.D.Coun., and is doing a good 
work ; a good programme is tieinj; advano 'd which is in- 
tended to stir up the adult membership. 

1DDLE9BH0'— "Star of Hope." April 16. Visit by 
Daisy Lodge, who rendered a gotid programme consisting 
ofsong8,9lees, duels, &c.; Bro^ R. Skelton.D.C.T., Taylor, 
V.D., Howe, V.D., and others gave addreiiss ; thia 
Lodge is making rapid progress, making special effort to 
entertain and instruct iheir members. 

Whitiihoion Moob,— "Glorious Prospect." April 



April 26, 1886. 

12. Br03. R. Stevenson and C. H. Nunney recoon- 
mended for L.D. and E.Supt. respectively. They were 
also responsible for the programme ; coffee and buns pro- 
vided, and songs and recitations given by E. Slevcnson, 
O. H. Nunney, P. Adlington, S. J. Nunney; selection on 
the harmonium and violin by Bros. C. H. Nunney, sen. 
and jun.; two initiated; good sepsions. 

Y4NS.-" Join and Welcome." Aprd !.•. Pretty 
good attendance. Vicited by Bro. K. Skeltnn, p.C.T., 
Bros. Taylor, V.D., Dabbs, D.T,, and Walton, of 
M.ddenh. Very go^id Juvenile Temple attached, under 
tha superintendence of Sister Casson, numbering about 
(iO ; addresses by the visitors. The Lodge intends 
having several public meetings during the next quarter, 
withaviewof stirring up the members. 

Devokpoet.— "Workmen's Rest." April 17. l>ro. 
Northcott, D.C.T. Henry Wheeler Lodge, presided, 
A good programme was gone through and much enjoyed 
A duet by Sisters Shrigley and Salter; songs by Bros. 
MaxweU, Toope, and Sister Chubb ; leadings by Bros. 
Maine and Parkes, ; and a chorus by the members of the 
Henry Wheeler Lodge. Bro. Peter Taylor was re- 
commended as L.D., and Bro. James H. Carter was 
recommended as L.E.S. Use of Lodge granted for tlie 
24th inst. for special D.L. session. A vote of thanks to 
the visitors brought a very happy meeting to a dose. ^ 
ClioYDON.— " Hope of Croydon." April 12. Brothers 
night ; poor attendance ; a very pleasant evening ; bisters 
E. E. and E. J. Newland sang ; Bro. Pope, Croydon 
Pioneers Lodge, a recitation ; Bro. Hudson, Albert Bond 
of Brotherhood Lodge, » recitation ; Bro. Street, 
Jehovah Jireh Lodge, gave a very pleasing address, 
which was thoroughly appreciated ; Bro. Day, W-O. j.., a 
song; and Bro. Biggs, L.D., readings from the Watcu- 
WOBD. Fraternal greetings exchanged. 

Woolwich.— " Sword and Shield." April 15. An 
entertainment (Bro. H. Kenslmvv. D.E.S., in the chair), 
by the Robert St. Blue Ribbon Choir, of Plumstead ; 
conducted by Mr. A. Press. An interesting programme 
was given, and much appreciated. A crowded 
attendance. „ » ■, o r, 

Castlefoud.— " Come and Welcome. April S. One 
initiated, and one proposed. Quarterly programme 
adopted. Pound night ; good supply ; thoroughly en- 
joyed by all.— April 13. One admitted on c.c. ; one 
initiated, and one proposed. Recommendations for L.JJ. 
and E.S. duly took place. Visit of Bro. S. Holdstook, 
V.D. ; who gave a most encouraaing address. An in- 
Btruclive and pleasant session. Sister Horsman, W. C. 1 ., 
presided; good attendance. Sale of Watchwokd 

Manchester.— "Haven of Rest." April 14. Visited 
by the Loyal Robert Whitworth Lodge. Bro. H. 
ParBtt, C.C.T., presided, and the foUowini; brothers and 
Bisters entertained :— Bro. " Summerfield, Sister L. 
Parfitt, Bro. Burns ; addresses by Bro. Parfitt and Bro. 
Mitchell. Cakes, coffee, oranges, apples, &c,. were pro- 
vided. It being the 40th birthday of the L.D. of the 
Haven of Rest, Bro. G. Hedges provided the refresh- 
ments. Congratulatory addresses were given to the 
L.D. A very pleasant session was spent. . ■ ut 

Chei.te.'JHAM.— April 5. One proposed. Pound night. 
Proceeds to regalia fund.-Aprd 12. One initiated 
Bro Errington, W.D.S., recommended as L.U., and 
Bro. E. Cox as L.E.S. [Name of Lodge not stated.] 

HOLL.—" Charles Walsham." April 17. A coffee 
supper and public meeting; well attended- after an 
ample repast, the W.C.T., Bro. Smith, presided. A good 
programme WBS given, m which the following took part: 
Bisters Baxter and Townsend and Bros. Dyson, E.ggms, 
and Baxter ; the Rev. J. Shaw, F.S.S-, gave an address 
Newark —" Active." April 13. Coffee supper and 
entertainment by members and visitors; songs by Sister 
Herrick and Bro. Mortimer; and a recitation by the 
W.S. ; very pleasant evening spent. n • • 

Hadfield.— " John Ssrgeant." April (. 0°« ."»- 
ated: Good of the Order; pianoforte solo, Bro. Bowden; 
duets. Sisters Williams and Whitehead. Bros. Booth 
and Harrop; songs, Bro. Nixon, Sisters Nixon and 
Newsome ; a pleasant evening.— April 14. Letter-Jiox 
nisht • several interesting letters read ; reading, Bro. 
Williams ; son-, Bro. Green ; Bro. Williams recom- 
mended as L.D.; Brn. Green recommended as L.L.S. 

BlBMIHGHAM.-" Reformation." March 24. Paper by 
Bro. Joseph Kesterton, P.W.C.T., on "The Benefits of 
our Order, and how to repay them ; well discussed.— 
March 30. Half-pound night.-April 6 Readings and 
riticisms. -April 13. Paper by Bro 1 . Burgoyne, on 
"A Tour in Monmouthshire." Pleasant evening. 

■Watchwokds sold. , , „ „ « ■, 1 1 o„. 

ESFENKrMOOK.-"TriumphofHope." AprilU. One 
proposed ; Saturday Evening Entertainment Committee 
, resented final report shewing that 27 meetings were 
b old during the season, and handed over share ot 
profits, which it was decided to expend in open-air work; 
Public Work Committee appointed to make arrangements 
for same. Sister M. Fleming being responsible provided 
following programme : Recitations, Bros.Wardlaw (own 
composition in Tyneside dialect) and J. Ayton ; readings. 
Sisters M. Fleminc and S. Berriman, and Bros. W. 
Witherington and W. Ayton. . •, ir -n.^ 

Newark.— " Good Samaritan. April i.i. uro. 
Payne W C T., being responsible for the programme, 
provided fruit and light refreshments ; and also gave 
t wo readings at the close. A hearty vote of thanks was 
Itiven to Bro. Payne. A sister admitted on c.c. . 

Leeds.-" Nil Desperandum." Anrillo. Good busi- 
ness session, recommendation of L.U and L.E.b. : 
Bro. J. J. Wilkinson nominated for the iOlli year as 
£ D., and ]!ro. Boyes re-elected as E.S, Report of 
special session of D.L. given and questions arising there- 
from discussed. Good progianime arranged for next 

''"BlBM;sGl.AM.-"NilDesperandum," April 10. Who 
shall be Chief ? Some very interesting questions were 
put and answered, causing much merriment and inBtruc- 
lon. Bro. Joseph Kesterton, L.D. (Star of Hope), acted 

Exeter.— April l.i. " Matthew the Miller. ^ '«'' »' 
the D.C.T., Bro. Parr, who gave an interesting address. 

BoTIEnKNOWLE.— " Triumphant." April 16. Resolved 
to give an entertainment in aid of the funds of the 
Hampsterley Band of Hope ; visit from the Hope of 
Cockfi"ld Lodge, presided over by Bro. A. Scott, W.C.i. 
and VD.; 20 visitors present, who supplied the pro- 
gramme ; open Lodge at 7.4.1 p.m ; recitation. Sister L. 
Dixon ; instrumental piece by Bro. Jos. Liddle ; songs 
by Sisters A. Churchill (2), J. Clark, and L. A. Miller, 
Bros. W. Holden, Jas.lLindsley, and A. Ogden ; duet by 
Sisters E. A. Dixon and J. Clark ; readinifs by Bros. 1. 
Clark and C. Nelson ; a very enjoyable evening. 

TORQUAY.-" Excelsior." , April 10 W.C.T., Bro. R. 
B. Narracott, presiding. Circular read Irom Lr.w.i^.i., 
for recommending L.D. and L.E.S. for the ensuing year. 
Item on the programme was, "Some Lessons ou Natural 
History to be Learned from a Bunch of Watercresses, by 
Bro. A. C. Oakshott ; very interesting and satisfactory ; 
various brethren took part in the discussion. A good 
attendance and acapital evening was spent. 

New Maliikn,"— "Sure Refuge." Aprd 2. Roll ot 
members called. Lecture, "King Alcohol, by Bro. 
Garland ; instructive and interesting.- Aiinl 9. Election 
of Deputies, &c : Bro. J. C. Woollacott, L.D„ and Bro. 
G. R. Cawley, E.Supt. Resolution to invite D.Lodge to 
New Maiden adopted ; two proposed. Programme, 
sisters' night ; Sister Page, W.V.T., presided and the 
iderod an excellent programme of dialogues. 

Sister Bower, Golden Rule Lodge, gave an address. 
Very pleasant session ; several parents and Irienas 
present. During the evening the superintendent gave 
the members of the Temple a free invitation to a visit to 
the bazaar. ., ,„ , . »• 

PRESION.-On AprU 7 a Juvenile Temple was insti- 
tuted in the Hope of Prest.m Lod^e by Bro. James 
ock« D S.J.T. Four honorary members were admitted, 
jd IG Juveniles initiated. It was resolved to name the 
Temple Hope of Preston. Sister Elvin was recommended 
superintendent, and Sister E. Dickinson assistant Biiper- 
intendent. Other members were proposed. Bro. OockB 
ive a few interesting remarks to the children. 
COSHAM.— "Hope of Cosham." March 31. Very 
ijcyable meeting. Visit of Bro. Reed (Southampton), 
who gave an instructive address. -April 7. Good atten- 
dance. Initiation ceremony impressively performeil. 
Programme: Readings and recitations from Juvenile 
remplar, by Sisters Pink, Fullick, Wheeler, and Pearce ; 
Bros. Goadall, Budd, Glasspool, and others, femple 
■king well. Juvenile Tcmplara circulated every 


'rince of the West." April 13. A united 

was held ; a good attendance. Recita- 

: by tlie members, and speeches by the 

Arrangements have been made to have 

recitations, and singing.— April 1(. - 
absentees present. [We allowed this last expression 
stand, though it is nure/rts*. than English, wo think 
Ed 1 One initiated ; three proposed ; arrangements for 
public tea on Good Friday. Second Degree meeting ; 
lour members inducted to the Degree of Fidelity. 
Watchwords sold at every session. 

Tlie Rev H. Elvet Lewis, of Hull, recently rendered 
most helpful service to trie Clwydi»n L'dge, at Rhyl, by 
delivering an admirable lecture on "Empty Nests r 
Lost Birds." Visitors to Rhyl should not fail to v 
this English Lodge which meets every Tuesday in Ch 
Church Lecture Hall ^rr ^ i <-• vir o„, „f 

I am glad to hear from Bro. W. Cooke, G.W. Sec. of 
the English Grana Lodge of Wales, that so far as the 
reports have come to hand from the Lodges, there is an 
increase in membership. Five new Lodges have bee,, 
instituted, and two others have been reopened.Bro. 1. K. 
Davies G.S. J.T.reports a juvenile membership of 3,bOJ. 
This I think also shews some progress. Several new 
Temples will shortly be formed. 

I am glad to know that the EnglistTGood Templars of 
Wales will be represented at the forthcoming session of 
the G.L. of England, at Newport, so near file Welsh 
borderland. Bro. W. T. Raper, G.W.C.T. and J. Fergus- 
son G W V T., both of Cardiff, have been deputed to 
attend' as visitors. Knglish brethren who are going to 
Newport might help their friends over the borders if they 
would wiitetoeither of Iho brothers above named. Bro. 
Fer^us'on is the D.C.T. for East Glamorganshire. 

Not neglecting their own districts the G.L. Executive 
have deputed Bro. J. Smout, G.W.T. of Llanidloes^ to 
visit the Lodges in Mon.and East Brecon ; and Bro. Rev. 
Burford Hooke, G.W.C., to render similar service in 
Pembrokeshire. Delegations have also been appointed to 

""l am gla'd to know that the English Lodges in North 
Wales are increasing, especially at Holyhead, Bangor, 
ind Rhyl. With a view to add to their efficiency and to 
itrengthen their number it has been agreed to hold a 
special session of the G.L. of Wales at Bangor early in 
May, for the purpose of conferring the G.L. Degree, and 
of consulting as to the future of the Order in that 
District. It is hoped a Lodge at Carnarvon will be soon 
started and be in working order long before the Rieht 
Worthy G.L.of the World hold its next session there The 
fact that a special G.L. is to be held at Bangor , will, I 
think, fix South Wales as the place of next years G.L. 

session as well as this. * r. .- 


ToEiii'AV — ": 
Temple Session 
tions and singin; 

united session once a iiioiii.ii. 

Portsmouth. — " Victoria Empress." April 5. 
Twenty-two initiated. Sister M. A. Goodall, P.S.J.T., 
The Bedford, London, gave an excellent address, which 
was much appreciated. Programme, Catechism on 
Alcohol.— April 12. Thirty-nine initiated. Programme, 
Lessons from Temperance Lesaon Book. Great compe- 
tition among the members for the prizes for bringing the 
most candidates during the quarter. ...,., 

Writtle.— " Perseverance.' April 14. A visit of 
Bro. A.G. Vale, D.C.Sec.,who gave an address, which 
was listened to with great attention. This Temple has 
only been instituted a short time, and is making satis- 
factory progress. , .... ^ J 

Alton.— "Excelsior." This Temple was re-iustituted 
in January last by Sister Goodyear, D.S.J.T., with IS 
members which has now increased to 42.— April 13. 
Public entertainment, at which the Rev. Mitchell- 
Mansell presided. A capital programme of recitations, 
dialogues, and readings, was given. ., , . ,-. 

RATCLlFF.-"Hope of Ratcliff" April 14 Nine 
initiated. Blackboard lesson. " The Three Fs," by Bro 
1 H. Heal, V.S.J.T. Templerapidly increasing in numbers 

id attendance. 

Salford.— " Pride of Orsdal.' 

ApriL14. Very large 

„ttendance, includiog Bros. G. GrifRth8,.pj,J.T.»E. C. 
Bainbridge. P.D.C.T., and H. 0. Neill, VVS.J.T., At 7 
o'clock the meetingwas thrown open to friends aad a recita- 
tion competition to. Jc place, the piece chose^ Being The 
Temperance Alphabet:" After a close competition the 
judges gave their decision as follows: -1st., Sister W.J. 
Thompson : 2nd, Bro. H. Waddington ; 3rd, Sister W. 
J. Whitiii; ■ 4tb, Sister A. Smith; 5th, Bro. A. 
Goodwin. Mr. She-plietd gave a very interesting 
address, as did also Bro: . Griffiths (who presented the 
Driz»8) and Bainbridge (who presented cards of member- 
ship), and Bros. Handley, P.V.S.J.T., and Sheviatt, 

HackKET.— " Hackney Mission." April 6. One 
juvenile initiated and six adults. The rest of sesiion 
taken up in recitations, solos, and ode singing, &c., &c. 

BIBJIINGHAM.— " St. Gabriel's." April 9. Visited 
Centre of Hope, and entertained them with songs and 
recitations. A Templar dialogue, by Bro. Joseph Kes- 
terfcon,'was given by Sisters Cariss, Orton, and Kester- 
ton. — April 10. Centre of Hope paid return visit, and 
entertained ably.— April 17 Sharp practice, conducted 
equal to Sub-Lodge. Temple established eight months; 
90 memtiers. 

Cheltenham.-" Samuel Bowly " (senior). March 30. 
Two initiated. Good programme by members.- April 
C and 13. Usual meeting ; large attendance. Temple 

Cheltkn-ham.-" Victoria. April 6. Parlour games, 
under the direction of Bro. Westmancott, S.J.T. ; much 
enjoyed.— April 13. Five initiated, others proposed, 
m - .- 1-^1.:-- ...- ..t._ _ period of de- 


Salford.— '-Pride of Ordsal." April 7. Large attend- 
ance -five initiated. Visits from Bros. E. K. George, 
V.S..J.T., and H. O'Ncil, V.S.J.T., who gave encouraging 
addresses, recitations, &c. „ „, , o- 

HAVEimiLL.-" The Will and the Way " March 2.5. 
Bro H F. Thake was elected superintendent, and Bro. 
Janies Backler assistant superintendent for the ensuing 

^°Gl4SG0W.—" Anderston United." April 7. Third 
annual soiree. Bro. F. B Graham, superintendent, 
presiding ; 2.50 present. Fifty valuable books, which 
were given by members and fi ieudi of the Adult Lodge, 
were presented to the children who had gained them for 
singing, reading, and reciting. Collecting for Lodge funds 
and for bringing members to the Lodge. Superintendent s 
report shewed the Lodge to be in a flourishing condition. 
Aildiesses by Bro. McKay, agent olthe S.T.L., and Mr. 
Dunn. The greater part of the programme was by the 
children, and gave every satisfaction. The Juvenile Tcm- 
nJar is sold regularly. .,.,., , t. 

Truro.—" Hope of Truro." April6. Address by Bros. 
Sutton and Cuimnings (Modbury). Very interesting 
session • 02 members present. 

Ratcliff.—" Hope of Ratcliff. ' April 7. Two 
iniliated;an address by Sister Mrs. Fisk, subject, 
"Templars, Past and Present." The speaker's genial 
and instructive style fixed the attention of a crowded 

DONCASTER.—" Morning Star." April 2. Fou 
1 initiated, and three proposed.— April 9. One proposed , 
1 vote of thanks for past services were given to Sisters 1 . 
■ and M. Nelson, who are leaving for Huddersfield. 


Temple looking up i 


Middlesex.— Aprd 10. Bro. D. Gc 
sided. There was a good altenda 

,1 D.S.J.T., pre- 
Bro. Gover 

siaea. mere was a ^i.wu «,.c. yi". v..«.o4 
reported a membership of 2,584; 18 Temples had reported 
a circulation of 820 Temperance periodicals monthly. 
Considering the depression of trade, the decrease m the 
adult Order, and other adverse circumstances, it was a 
matte>r for thankfulness that the decrease in the 
lo Order in Middlesex_ during the last quarter 


nybeare, M.P. for 
rnwall, had already 
lie Temperance by the 

had only been seven. He 
great service which Mr. C 
tlie Camborne Division of C 

rendered to the cnuse of Juven.iD .,.v>ui..--»....v wj «..« 
introduction of his Bill prohibiting the sale of intoxicants 
tochildrenunderlSyearsof age.It was a cause for rejoicing 
to know that the Billhad nassed its second reading by a 
majority of 17. But final succ-ss was far short of being 
achieved ; for the Bill would very likely be marred in 
Committee. At such a time and with such a Bill before 
the Legislature, the Middlesex District would bo 
■' they did not 

__ who 

litted to tho 

..JD with that 

that there was 

connection \ 

recreant to their great cause if 
attempt to strengthen the hands 
had charge ot the Bill, .and hence he 
Council the propriety of adopting 
view. Finally,lie inentioiif ri with pie 

to be a jiublic .Juvenile demonstiatioi. 

the coming G.L. in Newport. Bro. J. B. Scott, D.S., 
seonded, and the report, after some discussion, was 
unanimously adopted. Bro. Scott, D.S., moved, and Bro. 
H. Brown, D.C., seconded, the appointment of a special 
committee on Legisl.ation, which should (1) seek an iater- 
I view by deputation with Mr. Conybeare, to thank him 

April 26, 1886. 



for his Bill, and encr> bim to press on his Eiilsoaa 
to get It passed uamiitilated it possible ; (3) to prepare 
and send a petition in its favour from the District 
Council; and (3) to urge by letter every M.P. for the 
Middlesex constituencies to vote for the Bill in its en- 
tirety. This was agreed to, and Bios. Cover, 
Chambers, Browne, Scott, and Insull were 
appointed the committee accordlnKly, The District 
Council expressed itself favourable to a quarterly pass- 
word for the Juvenile Order. A special committee wa? 
appnintnd, consi^it ng of Eros. Gover, Insull, Browne, 
Macrow, and Bond, to arrange for the printing of Bro. 
Insull's paper (delivered before the recent conference) on 
the subject of " How to increase the Juvenile Order." 
The District Secretary having been requested to confer 
with the managing authorities of this year's Crystal 
Pal?ce Temperance Fete, Bro. Soott announced that the 
Viniting Superintendents had met at Sister Kussell's.who 
had generously entertained them to tea, and had agreed 
upon the allotment of the Temples under their respective 
charges ; and that, amt.ngst other things, they hart 
resolved to organi'*e an excursion under th« auspices o' 
the Council Executive to the Good Templar Orphanage 
at Sunbnry. Other business was transacted, and thi 
Council closed. 


Athkrstone— On April 7, a meeting of members of 
the Order took place at the Coffee House, Atherstone, 
for the purpose of forming the Lodges of Atherstone, 
Bedworth. Hartahill, and Nuneaton into a Convention 
TheD.C.T., Br.i. W. J. Glover, presided. It was decidec 
that the name should be Nuneaton District Convention 
The following were chosen :— Officers, Bro. O. J. Oakev 
W.C.T.; Sister Miss Elliott, W.V.T. ; Bro. Jabez Hall 
W.Sec. ; Bro Newton, W.F.S. ; Bro. Robinson WT' 
Sister Harriss, W.C. ; Bro. Summers, W.M, ; Bro Rev 
J. M, Manninston, P.W.C.T. The question of rules foi 
the government of the Convention, and mode of raisinf, 
funds, were referred to the Executive for consideration 
and report to a future meeting. 

Mancbestse.— On April 10 No. 3 convention mu 

the Pioneer Lodge Room. The V.D.'a report shewed 
Lodges inagener,ally low cindilion, with the exception 
of the Tower of Refuge. Good Samaritan, and Ardivick 
Happy Home. Tho Executive reported having visited 
many of the Lodges during the quarter, and advocated 
the promotion of mission and revival work. They intend 
to hold a public meeting at Stretford in a few weeks and 
expect to open a new Lod^e there. Juvenile Temple 
Committee appointed as follows: Sisters Lo-d and D.ibbs 
Bros. George and Foden. .Sister M. A. Lord was recom- 
mended as V.D. in place of Bro. Musk, D.ES. Thiv-e 
C.Supls. were elected, namely ; Bro. Cochrane, for the 
S.W. ; Bro. Oowen for the E , and Bro. Hed-o^ for the 
S. Bro. J. G. Tolton, D.C.T., presided, and there was a 
fair attendance 

Bolton and FAnswonTH.— The quarterly session was 
held in the Primitive Methodist School-rooni, ()u ^en- 
street, Farnworth, on April 10, when Bro John 
Edwards, P.G.W.C.T., and District Organising Ageot. 
presided. Representatives from 10 Lod?:e3 and three 
Temples were present, and in their reports shewed a 
slight variation, numerically, to last quarter. T.'ie 
S.D.C.T. in his report stattd that on tlie whole the 
District was in a perfect state of harmony. The re- 
ports of the secretary, executive, and finance co.-nmittee 
were given, which were to tho effect that 12 visits had 
been paid to Subordinate Lodges, that four Executiv. 
meetings and three Degree Sessions had been held in thi 
quarter. In finance a slight increase of receipts over ex- 
penditure was shewn. The election of officers vacant 
by the retirement of the S.D.S.J.T., S.D.M. 
and the creation of office of S.D.Couns. r.' 
salted in the appointment of Bro. A. Isherwood (liritish 
Temperance Leage), Bro. R. Ed^e (Happy Home), and 
^„ Bro. T. Morrow (Resolation). Bro. Edwards gave a 
>: -stirring address, in which he'^idvocated prayer n.eetings 
and caution in electing officers. After addresses, &c 
from Bros. Howard, S.D.T., Hou.?h and Turner, V. Us, 
had been given, votes of tlianks were passed to Bro.' 
Edwards for presiding, and to the John Jackson Lodge 
for their reception. 

MANCHE-STKn.— Tho quarterly session of No. 1 Conven- 
tion was held on April 17, in the Canning Lodg^, iVIerci^r- 
■treet, Oldham-road. The Convention was called t > order 
at 3 p.m. by Bro. Lowden C.C.T. The report of the 
Executive shewed that most of tho Lodges within ttie 
area were in a prosperous condition. Reports of 
Representatives from Lodges were very . satis- 
factory. Several missions have been held during 
the past quarter, which are under the supervipion of 
Bro. J. Edward,P.G.W.C.T.,Bro. Edward, P.G W.C.T 
Bro. J. a. Tolton, D.C.T., and Bro. Parfitt, C.C.T., 
No. 3. Convention, were introduced] with tho usiiiil 
honours. The report of C.C.T. was very encouraging. 
Bros. Edward, T<.lton, Parfitt, and Robinson gave 
addresses. At G p.m. a very good tea was provided by 
the Lodge, and at 7.30 a public meeting was held. The 
chair was occupied bv the C.C.T., and address-s were 
delivered by Bro. Musk, D.E.S., and Bro. Gibbon. 
W.D.Tr. The meeting was enlivened with songs, duets, 
&c , by members of the Lodge. 

TuE May Mehtings.— Friends visiting London miy 
find excellent day accommodation at the Lonilon 
Central Club, Bridewell-place, New Bridjfe-street, E.G. 
Luncheons, tea.', kc, at, moderate tariff. Country 
subecriptions 10a. Gd. per annum. Reading acd 
writing-rooms, i;o. 

To CvcLisT.s.— Strength and staying power, with 
admirable nutritive, flesh forming qualities, are retained 
in a concentrated form in Cadbury's Cocoa, providing an 
exhilarating beverage — comforting and sustaining for 
long or short tiips,— [Advi.] 


[This column is for notes of progress. Tersely and 
briefly expressed paragraph.3 of news, of the institution 
or restoring of Lodges, and the extension of the Order 

Che-stek. — On Tliursday, April 8, a number of 
members of the Cestrian Lodoe, accompanied by 
Bros. T. S. Crosthwaite, P.D.C.T., and .Tohn 
Daries, D.C.T., drove over to the vilhigo of Dun- 
ham-on-the-HiU, and held the first Good Templar 
meeting ever known in the village, at the Wesleyan 
Chapel. The chair was taken by Mr. John 
Williams, of Dunham, agent to Lord Shewsbury, 
an old Temperance advocate, and stirring addresses 
were given by the P.D.C.T. and D.C.T. Bro. G. 
Davidson, W.D.A.S , gave a recitation, and all the 
members wore regalia. Although not a sufficient 
number of those present were willing to start 
a Lodge at once, it is fully expected that this eftbrt 
will not be futile. By the kindness of the friends, 
refi-eshmenfs were provided for the Ceatrians, who 
returned home highly pleased with their outing. 

Essex. — A second successful Temperance meeting 
was held in the Wesleyan Chapel in the village of 
Haelleigh on Monday evening, March 29. The 
meeting was under the auspices of Nil Desperan- 
dnm Lodge, Southend-on-Sea. Bro. W. J. Francis, 
L.D. (P.D.C.T. Essex), presided. Bro. F. W. 
Freeman, W.D. Ch., and the chairman gave ad- 
dresses (that of the latter being illustrated by 
d agrams). Sister Francis recited, and severa 
Temperance hymns were sung during tho evening. 
The chapel was well filled and 31 pledges were taken 
at the close, making a total of 70 at the two meetings. 
The inhabitants of the quiet village of South Ben- 
fleet were on the qui vive on Friday evening, March 
2G, handbills and tr.acts having been previously 
left at every house stating that a Temperance meet- 
ing would be held in the Wesleyan Chapel on that 
evening by some members of the Southend-on-Sea 
Good Templar Lodge. At the time for commencing 
the chapel was comfortably full, many working men 
being present. Bro. F. W. Freeman, W.D. Chap. , 
presided. Sister C. L. Francis gave a recitation, 
and Bros. Croxson, Freeman, and Francis, 
P.D.C.T., gave addresses, which were interspered 
with solos and hymns. Twenty-three pledges were 
taken, five bein" from men engaged in the railway. 
At Hockley the iVesleyan Chapel was crowded on 
Monday evening. April 5, to hear Temperance 
addresses by Bros. Freeman and Francis of 
Southend. The members of the local B.-ind of 
Hope assisted with recitations and singing and the 
meeting resulted in 11 pledges. 

East and Mid Sckbey. — The missionary effort on 
the part of the members at Reigate has been most 
successful during the last six months, being re- 
warded by initiations at almost every Lodge session. 
Also in planting the Juvenile Order in that portion 
of the district on April 1. A- large gathering of 
members was present, taking part in the 
in.ititution of the Hope of Reigate Juvenile Temple 
by Bro. J. J, Edw.ards, D.S.J.T., and supported by 
Bro. C. dill, -Gounsellor; Bro. W. Shepherd, 
secretary ; 20 juveniles and nine adults were ini- 
tiated. Bro. -T. H. Shergold was recommended as 
S.J.T. Addresses by Bros. J. J. Edwards, Hill, 
Shepherd, Inwood, and Shergold, who on behalf of 
the Reigato members thanked the District officers 
for their presence ; much spirit was manifested and 
a very successful meeting closed to make way for 
Lodge session and Degree meeting. 

Hanwell(Middlesf,x).— On April 8, the North 
umberlaud Lodge, which has not been working for 
three quarters, was re-opened at the cofTee tavern, 
Diston-road, by Bro. T. G. Macrow, U.D. Three 
applicants joined as Ancient Templars ; three by 
c.c. , and two were initiated. Election of oflioers 
as follows :— Bro. H, Johnson, W.C.T., Sister E. 
Smith, W.V.T., Sister B. Hughes, W.S. Officers 
installed by Bro. T. 0. Macroiv, assisted by Bros. 
B. Whcatly, and Bro. T. Sargant. Otlier names 
given in for membership. Every prospect of 
becoming a good Lodge. 

Yarmouth, (Nokfolk). — On Monday, March 29, 
a public meeting was held in St. Mary's School- 
room, Southtown, when Bro, W, Winton, D, C.T. 
of Middlesex, gave a capital address upon tho 
Old r. On Tuesday a united meeting of the five 
Lodges was lield%n the Good Hope Lodge-room, 
the chair was otcupied by Bro. T. Goate, D.T., 
and the other chairs by the W.C. Templars and 
W.V. Templars of the five Lodges. Bro. Winton | 
was invited to preside, when he delivered another 
telling address on the Good of the Order. On the 
following Tuesday Bro. T. Goate, assisted by the 
officers ofjthe Yarmouth Degree Temple, instituted 

a new Lodge, to be called the Southtown Lodge, 
with 2-1 members and several names for the next 
meeting. Bro. C. Stacey Watson is tlie first 
W.C.T.. Bro. Nicholson is L.D., and Bro. Jladder- 
son is W Sec. Tho prosiiect is very hopeful, as 
the District has been quite neglected through the 
want of a room to hold meetings' 

Devoxport On Tuesday, April 0, the members 

of tho various Lodges meeting in the Temperaneo 
Hall, held a public meeting and entertainment, tha 
first of a series arranged for the purpose of reviving 
the Order in tho town. There was a grand muster 
cf members in regalia and tho general public. Bro. 
T. H. Hamiey, D.C.T., presided, and gave a very 
earnest address. Bros. Richards, Litten, and 
Moon were the speakers, and gave telling addresses. 
The Star of Morice Town Handbell Ringers, con- 
ducted by Bro. George Prouso, rendered in a very 
creditable style three selections ; Bro. J. H. 
Stephens also played three selections upon his 
fairy bells ; duets by Mrs. George and Miss Jago ; 
recitations by Sisters Litten, Elworthy, and Bro. 
Calloway. Miss George presided at the harmonium. 
An increase in membership is looked for as a result; 
of these entertainments. 

Liverpool. — On April 12 a Lodge was instituted 
in 209, County -road, Walton, to be called Walton 
Happy Home. Eight members were initiated and 
15 joined by clearance card. The members and 
friends met an hour before the meeting and sat 
down to a cup of tea, Ac, served by Bro. Inker- The installing officer was Bro. B. W. 
Kirl'.us, P.W.D.S,, assisted by Bro. M. Jones, 
W.D. Sec, and Bros. Bulhnan and Gilmore, of tha 
Hope of All Souls' Lodge. A very successful' 
Oldening with prospect of great success. One 
brother has succeeded in getting his whole family, 
servants, and two workmen to join, and several 
others who had looked upon Good Templary shyly 
and tried moderation have abandoned this and put 
on the armour and express their determination todo 
all in their power to hel() in the noble cause. 

WiLTSBiRE.— On March 29 Bro. Bramley com- 
menced a two days' mission at Salisbury ; Mr. J. 
Moore presided. At the close a Lodge session 
was held and six candidates were initiated, and 
several others proposed, including tho chairman of 
the public meeting. Another large meeting was held, 
presided over by Mr. J. Herring. So great 
was the success that a week's mission was ar- 
ranged. On Wednesday, 31st, a '.hroe days' mission 
commenced at Whiteparish, where both the 
Lodge and Temple had ceased working owing to 
various circumstances, but Bro. B. not only awoke 
the old members but initiated several new ones, 
and the Lodge and Temple are now again fairly at 
work. This District has already found the advan- 
tage of a permanent agent, and lias proved a great 
help to weak Lodges ; and it is pleasing to note 
that Temperance societies and Bands of Hope are 
all working unitedly to spread the cause. 

N. E. Lanca.shire. — Tho DistrictExecutive met at 
Rawtenstall on April 13. In the evening a meeting 
of the Blue Ribbon nebating-chass vyas held, at 
which Bro. ,C. Winfig]d, D.T., read a paper on Good 
Templary. A good discussion ensued, in which 
Bro. Fowler, D.U.T., Bros. Rev. J. Jefferson, Win- 
field, M. King, and several other brothers and 
friends took part. It is felt that good results will 

Bolton. — On Saturday evening, April 17, a 
public meeting was held in the Bolton Anns Coffeo 
Tavern, under the auspices of the Good Temidars 
<>f that town. Bro. the Rev. Richard Lambert pro- 
sided, and urged the Good Templars to greater effort 
in the way of aggressive work, and rejoiced in the 
reduction of revenue from alcoholic drinks. Bro. 
Edwards, P.G.W.C.T., gave an inspiriting address. 
Bro. Bennett„P.D.C.T. moved, and Bro. Howarth 
seconded, "That this meeting rejoices in tho 
formation of a Bolton Temperance Union, and 
pledges itself to do all in its power to assist such in 
the work it has undertaken to do." The motion 
was carried with enthusiasm. A programme of 
songs, duets, <tc. , was then gone through. 


Bro. R. S-MiTHERMAN, of Garden of Kent Lodge, 
saila for America in the ss. Marvil'e from London, 
on April 24, and would be glad to know of any 
nbera goin:^ by the same vessel. — Address 
Moor-street, Rainham, Kent. 

Sister L. M. Allex, who is leaving Liverpool 
on May 4th, by s.a. City of Berlin, for America, 
would be glad to hear from any Good Templars 
^oing by the same vessel. Address, Hartley 
House, Coulsdon, Caterham, Surrey. 



April 26, 1886. 



London will find many ad^n^^g.s by Btavins .t thi, qniet, «l.e«n, home£k._«nd^com(ojtaWe hoW.^ Moa^ 

?.0., am 


or ViupitieSB _- ,- .- - 

uid five from Moorcate-atreet Metropolitan Railway Stationi . 
Midland, L. and N. W , L. C. and Dover, and in connection with AOL Railways, 
pwrtfl of London and Suburbs. Terms— Beds Is. 6d., 2fl., 2b. 6d. per day, with ■ 
Ko charire for attpndance. Special incluaive tpnns to Americana 

i' walk fro IB 

"i street 

> All 

Trains, Oare, Busses, every three mln 

iseof StttinK-rooma. *c. Breakf a^t or Tea from Is. 

„if others desiring it -VISITORS* GUIDE TO LONDON: 

What to See. and How to See It in a Week." wYt^ Skerch Map and JarllT.pnH free o a application to G. T. S. TRANTER. 

Proprietor. I.O.G.T., City of London LodRe. best and larpei 

B patronised by 

large numbers of Good Templars and their frien'la. 


Chatham, and Dover, and South Western Stationa. 

Important ^otirc to ^bbcrtistrB. 

We would impress upnn Advertisers the facilities 
offered in our columns. The extensive ciiculathion of the 
WATCHWonn— the Official Oriran of the Grand Lodpce— 
should commend it as an excellent medium for communi- 
cating matters relating not only to Temperance, but to 
business (generally. The most prominent por'— ■" *'■" 

to the Event 

Any space 
' K&rthcomiug 

given totheannouncementsof Anniversaries 
Annual or Public Mefitings, Lectures, 
Bazaars &c., at the following rates : 

For ('One insertion is- Od. 

one Inch} Two Insertions at ... 38. ed. 

ol 1 Three .. „ ... 3s. Od. 

pace v. Foor and beyond 
Including a refer "" 

Events " colnnm. 

We would also direct attention to announcements 
classiSed under the head of 


Such notices frequently reach us as N(ws. We can 
enly publish them however, as Advrrlisemenfs, giving 
them Special Publicity, at very Cheap rates, vi:. : 

So that for the low charge of 6d. a Public Meeting can 
be advertised in all the Lodges, and to the most active 
Temperance Workers in every Town in England, thus 
affording efficient local publicity, and frequently leading 
to the attendance of travellers and others visiting the 
districts. Beyond 24 Words the charge is 3d. for every 
additional six Words. 

April 23 (Good Friday). Completion of the 
OeorKe Thorneloe obolisl(. Memorial .Service at 4 p.m. at the 
Albert Hall, Albert-road, Peclibam. Tea (same place) at 6 p.m., 
tickets ffd. each : public representative meeting afterwards. 

April 26 (Easter Monday) President Garfield, 
1 984 Orphauaee. Percv-road, Parlton-road. Kilhurn : social 
tea, 8.30 p.m. .ticltetsOd. ;soiree, 7 p.m., 6d. (with refreshraeats). 
Songs, recitations, and parlour games. Come all. 

April 28 (Faster Monday ) The Old Fortieth 
Udge, r.16. Highbury-street Sohooi-room. HiBh-ntreet, Ports- 
mouth ■ coffee supper and entertainment ; will be alad to receive 
^isits from our volunteer brothers and others who may be in 

April 28. "Postman's Night ■■ at Press Forward 
Lodge No 60, Maidenhead : letters from members of other 
lodge, will be welcomed by the Lodge Deputy, Bro. Kookley, 10, 
Gloucester-terrace, Maidenhead, 

May 2 and 3. Annual Meetings of the National 
Temperance League. (See advt.) 


The ANNUAL MEETING will be held in E.XETER 
HALL, on Mo-viiAT Evening, 3rd May, a'C^ 

The Kight Rev. the LORD BISHOP of LONDON, 
President of the Leaeue, will preside ; and the meeting 
will be addressed by the Rev. Wiiliam Bkit, Newport, 
Mon. ; Kev. J, Makshall Lang, D.D., Gla.gow ; Rev. 
UliMAH R. Thomas, Bristol ; Surgeon-Major R. Pringlb, 
M D. : S. A. Blackwood, Esq., C.B. ; J. W. Probtn, 
Esq., J.P., Crawley ; Sir Llewelyn Tubnek, J.P. 

ductor Mr. BllioH), assisted by other Choirs, will give a 
ihort Concert prior to the Chair being taken, commencing 
at 6 p.m. ; and will sing at intervals during the evening. 
Adm ission Free. Tickets for Reserved Seats, Is. each, 
may be obtained at the Offices of the League, 337, Strand. 

gituations SSanteb aub lacant. 

FirBt twenty-four Words 6d. 

Every six Words additional 3d. 




TABERNACLE will be preached on Sunday, 2od May, 
by the Rev. (MLMER B. SYMES, B.A., Kensington. 
Service to commence at Three o'clock. 

Prof. Andre's Alpine Choir 


Triangle House,Mare Street, Hackoey.E.; Alpine House, 

Goldstone Villas, West Brighton. 
Musical Instrumenis of all kinds are taught and kept in 
stock at above addresses, but the following are speci- 
alities : Alpine Violin, Mandoline, Dulcimer, Zither, 
and Guitar. For full particulars see The Talent Finder, 
Andre's Journal. Id. Monthly. 

WANTED, by a young man, situation as 
Plumber and Glazier, can do painting ; coEstancy 
prefirred ; used to country work.— J. Colls, East Gate, 



TO SEND to BOWIRS Bros., 89, Blaoktriars- 
road, London, E.G., for any description of Printing. 
.0,000 Handbills, 148. 6d. ; 1,000 Memorandums, Ss. 
Paper BagB and all the multiform varieties of Trade 
Printing, Cheapest and best house in the trade. 


for Meetings and general distribution. 1,000, 4s. 6d. 
BOO, 8». 3d., with notice at back. <>uantities,38. per 1,000 
I'nuters, 20in, by SOin., 100, 9s. ; Window Bills, 4«. per 
)V) in good style. Pledge Cards and all requisites 
Send name and address and one stamp for sample 
KrtimatM for all elans™ ol work Orders ner retnra Po»t 


Twenty.fourWords and under Is. > prepaid 

For every Six Words Additional 6d^_) , 

r|>0 be SOLD.— A complete set of Good Templar 
I Reralia and Fnroitnre ; in good condition ; also a em.ill 
Library ■ fcgether or separate. -Apply, E. W. SBABr, 6S, Offord- 

load. Btrn.biiry, N. . 

06k iMMKDIATE SALE. — " Erdington Coffe« 


House," opposite " Public Hall," near Birminjihsm ; Adult 
lodge, 60 Members ; Juvenile, 100 Members ; Bechabitos 16 ; 
all progressing well; Ladies' Blue Ribbon Society ; Football and 
frloket Clubs, with ground at rear of house ; Bagatelle and Let 
oils psyrenl; price £100 or valuation; this is gennlnejjatii 

^ valuation; thb 

factory"' reasons for leaving.— Address, Bro. 

A. Hartwell. 



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MONDAY, APRIL 26, 1886. 


Oun week's Parliament is about to assemble 
to settle the affairs of the nation. In many 
respects it will be an example which the House 
of Commons itself might copy with advantage. 
Its deliberations will be conducted upon a system 
that we would not exchange for the form of pro- 
cedure of the National Parliament, and while 
our debates will be less long-winded, 
they will be equally pertinent, and be addressed 
to less prejudiced minds, so as more effectively 
to influence upon their merits the decisions 
arrived at. 

The work of the session is not very formid 
able. It is true there are 86 resolutions on the 
Digest,but many of these are either duplicates or 
contradictions, so thata whole group will be settled 
by the adoption of a single motion. There is no 
very burning question to be solved ; the one topic 
that should be most absorbing is the old one, 

How to stop the declension,and how to increase 
the efficiency and enthusiasm of our members 
for efficient Temperance work. The minor 
questions are, of course, more or less contribu- 
tory to this one result, for life is made up of 
small things. The life-long pledge if 
to be reconsidered, it being contended that 
the time of a member's initiation is too early 
to impose so sacred an obligation upon him. 
The Provident Fund will be reported upon and 
discussed, and probably advanced a stage 
towards adoption or rejection. The tax ques- 
tion will come up in several forms, both as to 
its amount and the time and method of its col- 
lection. The methods" of obtaining District 
Lodge, Grand Lodge and Right Worthy Grand 
Lodge Membership will be reviewed. Some 
object to property qualifications, some would 
dispense witli personal attendance, and some 
would almost dispense with personal service. It 
is proposed to base Grand Lodge Representation 
upon the February instead of the November 
returns. It is desired to repeal the prohibition 
of character dress in connection with Good 
Templar entertainments ; and some propose to 
restrict it to the performance of approved Tem- 
perance pieces or plays. It is desired 
that Lodge Deputies be not disqualified for 
Worthy Chief Templars. It is|recommended to 
make the bye-law permissive only which re- 
quires that tax and returns be forwarded before 
password is sent. Some Lodges wish to receive 
fees on receiving or enrolling clearance cards. 
The ballot is suggested to be used in recommen- 
dation of Visiting Deputies. In the competi- 
tion for the Challenge Shield it is suggested that 
the increase of members should be inde- 
pendent of Clearance, Associate, and 
Ancient Templar cards, and of Lodges trans- 
ferred from other Districts. It is proposed 
that lapsed members who have not 
Tiolated their obligation should resume their 
Degrees on rejoining the Order. Juvenile 
Templars are proposed to be admitted to Adult 
Lodges at the age of 14. It is suggested to 
make the Juvenile pledge life-long. Monthly 
pass-words are suggested for the Juvenilei 
Power is asked to establish Juvenile Lodges 
with a pledge similar to that used in Adult 
Lodoes. It is suggested to abolish Degree 
qualifications for office in Sub-Lodge- 
The Degree question arises in various 
forms. It is recommended to board out 
orphan children in Temperance families rather 
than extend the existing institution. The 
vaccination question crops up again, and Grand 
Lodge or Executive is asked to find a remedy 
in the case of the difficulty which arises 
from the existing law. Provincial Grand 
Lodges are suggested. Kissing games are 
frowned upon. The discussion of party 
political [other than Temperance we presume] 
questions in the Lodges is objected to. Safe- 
guards are suggested against the hasty or 
irregular removal of a Lodge. The Xiodge 
Guide is again urged. Free advertisements in 
the official organ of Good Temperance 
drinks, also of sham ones, is recom- 
mended. It is proposed to dispense with 
the confirmation of D.L. resolutions (or the 
G.L. Digest. Canvassing iu Lodges for bene&t 
or Insurance Societies is objected to. Steps 
are proposed to prevent the appointment as 
postmasters of persons holding drink licences. 
The G.W.C.T. is desired to visit every Dis- 
trict Lodge once a year at cost of 
Grand Lodge. The Ritual is desired to 
be made public. The political work of the 
Order is desired to be done outside, but in con- 
junction with, the Order. The support of pro- 
hibition is urged without respect to political 
parties. The tinkering of the Constitution is 
objected to, and freedom of action to subordi- 
nate bodies is claimed. Summer time is urged 
as more suitable than Easter for the Grand Lodge 
session. And, finally, Sunderland and London 
compete for the honour of entertaining the 

ApRii 26, 1886. 



Cmnd Lodge at its annual session in 1887. We 
can only liope that all these knotty questions will 
he satisfactorily settled, and that a new im- 
petus may Ije given by the session to the rescue 
of the perishing and to the uplifting of our 
couimon liumanity. 

The late Geokce Thorxeloe —We are defired 
to draw attention to a very intereBting series of 
meetings to be held rm Good Friday at the Albert 
Uall, Albert-road, Peckham. By that date, the 
obeluk erected at the grave of our late Bro. 
Oeorge Thorneloe in Nunhead Cemetery, will be 
completed, and as the Cemetery Company's rules 
do not allow unveilings or demonstrations in their 
precinta.a memorial service will be held at 4 o'clock 
m the above-named hall, which is within a short 
. walk of the bunal ground. Afterwards those present 
will proceed to the grave and inspect the obelisk, 
returning thence to the hall to a lea provided by 
the Peckham Lodge, I.O.C.T. In the evening a 
public meeting will be held. It is earnestly hoped 
that there will be a large attendance. 


By Bro. J. Oliver. 

I oonlJ some poet's mantle fall on me. 
His heaven-born inspiration fill my seal. 

Then wonld I to the liatening world declare 

Tde black co-mingled horrors of the bowl. 
The howl— that little Jake of shipwreclted life. 

Of hopes and prospects drowned within its rim, 
That mimio whirlpool 'gulfing human souls, 

Drawn to its vortex from the shining brim. 
But since the poet's art I dare not claim, 

Lest I be deemed usurper of his crown 

1 would in simple langoage now relate 
About one home by drink in ruin thrown. 

About one life crushed like a tender flower— 

Yea, like a flower di'nied Death's resting-place ; 
And of a monster 'neath the demon's power 

On whom humanity scarce left a trace. 
For to the Westward, where the setting sun 

Its evening blush reflpots upon the water. 
In anew England city, lately dwelt 

A wretched drunkard and his fair young daughter. 
From biting wintry morn to weary eve. 

That fair young girl her hireling needle plied. 
Away from thai doll place sh<! rallrd her home 

That they might, be with needful things supplied. 
Yet daily from her meagre pittance he 

Would filch a part, with drink to get supplied. 
Till,— slipping on the ice one eve she fell. 

And in a hospital she pined aud died. 
Then came the burial ;— one besotted man 

Followed to see her placed beneath the mould ; 
Bat e'en a floral wreath by friends bestowed 

To grace the coffio, he for liquor sold. 
Kor was that all ; as if by demons spurred, 

A deeper crime within hii mind found birth ; 
One night he sought the newly-covered grave, 

\nd Core his daughter's body from the earth. 
He bore it oft' in triumph from the place. 

Then— deed of deeds I how horrid and cold-blooded, 
Bold it for dollars, at a hideous placp. 

Where man's anatjmy is taught and studied. 
Then with the cursed coins he shuffled off, 

And drank the price of her dishonoured clay ; 
Here let the curtain fall upon the scene 

Our souls with sickened horror turn away. 
Lst Fiction try her best inventive skill, 

Methinka her wildest phantasies notild pale 
Compared with much by aimple Fact revealed,' 
Witness this true and deeply monrnful tale.' 
0, Christians, patriots, brothers, all arise. 

And drive the hateful liquor curaeaway. 
Then shall sobriety supremely reijfu. 
And usher in a bright and better (lay, 


The Grand Lodge Executive have arranged for the 
publication each day during the forthcoming Grand 
Lodge Session, of a " miniature newspaper^' to be 
called the GRiSU LonoE Times^ The first number 
will be on sale on Easter Monday at 2 p.m., and 
the following issues at 9 a.m., on succeeding days, 
at one penny. The Gka>-d Lodoe Times will 
contain news of the Grand Lodge, summary of pro- 
ceedings, and original contributions from Grand 
Lodge members. A complete set ot the five issues 
will be sent by post for six stamps to any member 
of the Order who may desire copies, and who send 
full postal address and stamps to the G.W.Sec 



To the G.L. of Exglaxd. Newport, Mox., Easteh, 
Dear Sisters axd Brothers, 

1. The ac ounts for the pist year are appended, 
shewing an excess of incjme over expenditure of 
£37 lOs. 61. 


2. The following is an abstract of returns as re- 
ceived from the District Lodges : — 

Number of members, November 1, 

1384, as per last abstract (iii- 

clnding 6.53 associates) fliiQQ 

Initiatetl dnring the year ... 
Admitted by clearance cards 



Gains by new Lodges 2(107 


■ , 128823 

Suspended 26978 

Withdrawn from the Order ... 7000 
by Clcatanoe Card ... 7271 

Expelled 5957 

Deaths 4150 

Losses by snrrended charters ... 7133 


Number of members November 1, 
1883 (including 1188 assooi- 

„ »'«0. - 74126 

Decrease in Home Districts ... 79^0 
Decrease in Naval District ... 13 

Increase in Military District ... 359 
Increase in Foreign Lodges ... 567 


Net Decrease 7067 

The following is a summary ot the 


Home Districts. Military, Naval, Grand Total. 

and Foreign, 

"0133 3(573 7J126 

The following gives the increases and decreases 
shewn by ejch district, and upon which, in accordance 
with G.L. Bije-Un-s, Art. X., Stc. S, the award is 
made. The period thi» covers U from November 1 
1884, toNovembr 1, 1383, and the basis is the nnmber 
of members in good standing npon whom Grand Lodge 
Tar is paid, with the addition of members of new 
Lodges upon whom no tax is due. 

Increases (15 Districts). 

The largest decreases occur in the following Dis- 
tricts : — 


•Surrey, E. and M.... 
•Northumberland ... 

Lancashire, S. W 

Glouce-ter, E, 
•Cumberland, W. ... 
•Lancashire, S.E. ... 

Kent, E 


•Yorks, E. ... 


•Gloucester, W. ... 

Yorks, S.W. 
•Yorks, Cleveland ... 

•Devon, S 

Gloucester, N.W. .. 

•Stafford, S 

•D8v..n, E 


•Stafford, N. 


•Cheshire, E. and M. 

Kent, Mid 

•Somerset, Mid. 


•Durham, N. 

Durham, S. 


"Leicester ... 
•Yorks, N 



The Districts marked • all showed a decrease darinir 
the previous year, so that the deoline has not been 

104 members of Grand Lodge are reported to 
Bs having ceased to be members thereof from the 
following causes :— Withdrawal fnm the Order, .30 ; 
violated obligation, 23 : deaths. 36 ; emigrated, 10 ; 
suspended, 5. 

In acoordsnoe with G.L. Bye-law, Art. III., Sec. 8, 
I have reported their names to the Executive. 
Number reported November 1, 

District Lodge. Per cent 

Military 4( 

Lancashire, N. ... li 

Yorks. Central ... 1; 

Cumberland. E. ... It 

Isleot Wight It 

Cambridge 14 

Monmouth li 

Buckingham 't 

Dtstriat Lodge. Per cent 

Devon, N. 7 

Lancashire, S.(Welsh) S 

Northampton, S. ... 3 

Somerset, E. ... 3 

York-, N,W 3 

Surrey, W 2 

Hereford i 

Decreases (51 Districts). 

Salop ... 
Gloucester, N.W. 

Dorset. . . 
Nottingham ... 

Cornwall, W 

Cumberland, W. 

Devon, E 

Surrey, E. and M. . 



Cheshire, E. and M.. 


Cornwall, E 

Gloucester, W. 

Yorks, E 


Yorks, N 


Devon, S 


Somerset, M.. . 


Yorks, Cleveland 

The only substantial numerical increases on the 
year are : — 


Lancashire, S.W. 
Kent. E. 
Lancashire, S.K. 
Kent. M. 
Stafford, N. ... 
Yorks, S.W. ... 


Northampton, N 
Durham, N. ... 
Durham, S. ... 
Kent. W. 
Cheshire, W.... 


Hants, N. 
Hants, S. 
Lanoasbire, N.E. 
Somerset, W. ... 

1884 : 

Home Districts 

Military, Naval, and Foreign ... 

During the year there have been 
instituted and resuscitated ... 

Transferred from othsr Grand 


Transferred to other Grand 

Dead, surrendered, or not recom- 
mended Lodge Deputies during 
the past 12 months 

Leaving on November 1, 1885: — 

Home Districts 

Military, Naval, and Foreign ... 





3. 131 were reported last year as working. From 
this, however, there U to deduct 36 which have not 
during the year recommended Deputies, thus leaving 
93 working Temples, a decrease of 36 during the 

6.1 regret that it falls to my lot to report a deoreasa 
in membership— the continued depression in trade may 
doubtless larfrely account for this, still 1 cannot but 
think that we must not attribute it to thi< cause alone. 
The time ot this Grand Lodge cannot be better ooou- 
pied than in considering this qoestion, even if it 
ihould be necessary to shorten the discussion ot lest 
mportant subjects. 

I have attended every meeting ot your Executive 
during the year, and have given all the attention that 
was possible for ma to do to the general business and 
administration of the oflSoe.— Fraternally submitted, 
John B. Collings, 

Hon. G.W. Sec. 

Grand Lodge Office, Edm"u„S:.t;e"etr Bi™i„ghTu.: =Jir. N. Z l?, I ^" "' ^'«'" 

An inoeniocs man is said to be making a for- 
tune in the prohibition States of America by a very 
crafty sort of pump. Worked by barmen, beer 
comes out ; but should an officer of the law take a 
hand at the pump, the only product is water. 

Bishop Wordsworth, of St. Andrews, preach- 
ing at Aberdeen on "The true perspective of 
Christian duty," said: "There is the device of 
Good Templars, and in their case I would desire to 
think and to say nothing but good of men who 
form themselves into a fraternity for a good 
purpose. But here, again, if there is seen— as there 
ts wont to be— any rivalry displayed, as though they 
would claim to mould a type of moral character 
beyond what the ministry of the Gospel is supposed 
to be competent to form, ought we not to feel 
jealous of the honour of our holy rehgion, and 
decline to give attention to such pretensions." To 
this we reply, there would be no need for any 
moral reformation societies if the Church did her 
duty, but in the meantime Springburn's story about 
the daft man in the pulpit is to the point, "Come 
awa' up, minister, there's need for ua baith."— 
Scotch Good Templar. 



April 26, 1886. 


Much curiosity was exhibited in political circles 
aa to how Sir W, Harcourt would get through the 
ordeal when tlie time arrived for him, as Chan- 
cellor of tho Exchequer, to present liia financial 
proposals to the House of Commons. The general 
opinion seems to be that he prcjved equal to the 
occasion ; and even if the Budget is a commonplace 
one, yet it contains many interesting features, 
particularly the statistics of tho receipts from 
Excise and Customs duties. It is gratifying to 
notice the continued falling-oli' in revenue from 
alcoholic drinks ; but better still to learn that as 
such income decreases that derived from other 
sources, such as tea, dried fruits, &c., has steadily 

As there is so much in Sir William's speech 
having reference to tho state of the drink traffic 
during the past year, I have no doubt copious 
extracts will be given from it under the heading of 
Parliamentary intellii^ence. But I hope every 
member of our Order will carefully study the whole 
speech, and they will then be able to perceive how 
clearly it is demonstrated that the consumption of 
strong drink is surely declining. Tt must also be 
remembered that the decrease of revenue to the 
extent of £1,179,000 repiesents a much larger 
falling off per he^^d of the population ; for had the 
consumption per head continued at the rate it had 
reached in 187ot> the income from this source last 
year would have been £7,830,000 than it was ten 
years ago. Then we were drinking to the extent 
of 193. Id. per head, whilst last year the average 
was 143. O^d. 

Some writers, however, will not admit that any 
of this decrease has come about through an in- 
crease of temperate habits amongst the people, 
and assert that it simply means that whereas in 
1875 the nation was experiencing great prosperity, 
latterly it has been suffering from equally great 
adversity. It is also said that should any 
great revival come to the commercial world, the 
drink bill will very soon run up again. 
One paper goes so far as to advocate that the beer 
tax, &c. , should have been reduced, so that the 
working man could obtain as much liquor as in 
former years for less money. But the ' ' poor man " 
does not cry out for more beer ; he asks for work so 
that he may purchase those "other comforts" 1 
which Sir William Harcourt referred, and al; 
help him to train his children to walk in a better 
path than he has traversed in the years tiiat are 

Not only has the demand for the "other com- 
forts" increased, but the deposits in the Post 
Office Savings Bank have also moved steadily 
forward. In 1875 these amounted to £67,575,000, 
or £2 Is. 3d. per head of the population, whereas 
in 1885 the savings had reached £94,15G,000. To 
this must be added £3,150,000, invested for de- 
positors, making a grand total of £97,300,000, or 
£2 133. *>d. per head. This, to my mind, conclu- 
sively proves that the money of our wage-earning 
population is finding its way into a better channel 
than the publican's till. And, as year by year they 
experience the benefits of increased thrift and 
sobriety, so the probability of any reversion to the 
old ways will be lessened. 

This latest budget is a sign of the times which 
the most bigotted and narrow-minded opponent [ 
of progress cannot fail to read. Let us, as Good 
Templars, see that its efi'ect is not lost, but exert 
every nerve to still further reduce the national 
drink bill, and multiply the blesshigs already ex- 
perienced by those now awakening to the fact that 
England will be better, brighter, and happier just 
in proportion as it adopts habits of sobriety and 

Many of the large West End clubs are reporting 
a falling off in their income for 1885 as compared 
with previous years. In nearly every case the 
greatest decrease is in the profits derived from the 
sale of wines, spirit, &c. As tho demand for the 
Bpirituous liquors has declined, that for lighter and 
non-intoxicating beverages has improved. May we 
not take this as a sign of progress amongst the 
upper classes 1 

The scenes enacted at the Old Bailey during the 
trial of Mrs. Bartlett are a disgrace to English 
womanhood. Tho idea of ladies of education and 
re6nement (?)— dressed in the height of fashion and 
provided with novels, opera glasses to gaze upon 

unfortunate sister in the dock, packets of 
sandwiches, &c., and small bottles of wines and 
spirits, as if they were going to a picnic — 
assembling daily to watch the proceedings of a casp,- 
many of the details of which were too disgusting 
for publication, is so revolting that it is no wonder 
Mr. Justice Wills gave utterance to some very 
guage in condemnation of their conduct. 
It IS to be Imped that in future those having charge 
:r criminal courts will have the courage to pro- 
hibit the presence of these unwomanly women 
luring such trials as the one just finished, and thus 
prevent a repetition of conduct which would 
not be tolerated in any ordinary place of amuse- 

The Social Science Association is to be dissolved, 
and the interesting congresses which have been a 
feature for so many years will exist only in 
history. One of the last acts of the association was 
to arrange for the " Happy Family " gathering held 
at Princes' Hall some two months ago, and which 
helped so largely to show to the world the strength 
of the Temperance position and the weakness of 
that taken up by the representatives of the trade. 
The announcement of dissolution, however, may 
create fresh interest in social science, and men and 
women may come forward prepared to carry on the 
work. Many of the improvementa enjoyed to-day 
in the administration of local affairs were originated 
at social science congresses, and there is still room 
for development in these matters. 

On Saturday last a conference of workers in the 
penny dinner movement was held at the London 
School Board offices. It was announced that the 
Council had received 13 reports, and on analysing 
these it was found that on the average of 
every hundred dinners there was a loss of only four 
per cent. ; but it was thought that when they got 
more accustomed to the work this loss would be 
turned into a profit. It was generally found that 
if rooms were obtained rent-free 120 dinners a day 
would render a brauch self-supporting. 

Some time ago an able minister surprised his 
congregation by announcing his text from one of 
the daily papers of the past week, giving out the 
paper, page and column, and the following words : 
".I chance for some 7nan.—FoT sale, 
liquor shop, opposite a factory where there are 
men employed winter and summer." Text and 
were not soon forgotten by the hearers. 

The Temperaticc World sees something very 
dreadful in the festival h* Id by our brethren in 
India on Christmas Day in the " delapidated tomb 
of some departed Mussulman." It starts the 
quotation from official organ in India with the 
words, " Whatever new horror are we about to 
inaugurate !" For my part I see nothing 
very outrageou=i in a party of total , ab- 
stainers meeting together and celebrating 
Christmas in true English style, even if their ren- 
dezvous is an old disused heatlien temple. Better 
to do that than spend the day in the canteen drink- 
ing, smoking, swearing, and perhaps quarrelling. 
Some people, however, appear to take a delight in 
groping aftei "mares' nests," and this is the second 
one that has been found within the last few weeks. 
I suppose the "horror" would not have been 
discovered, had the party iiot been Good Templars. 

Mr. Samuel Motley, as president of the 
U.K.B.U., has prepared an appeal to parents, 
urging them to refrain from sending their children 
to public-hnusees fur beer, &c. It has been decided 
to issue a million copies of it, and arrangements are 
in progress to distribute them at the homes of the 
working classes on Saturday, May 15, Such united 
action cannot fail to prove effective. Tho local 
unions are asking for volunteers to carry out this 
work, and it is to be hoped a sufficient number will 

be forthc 


Fkee Lanob. 

Many years ago the present Archbishop of York, 
who used to be an ardent fisherman, betook him- 
self for a few days to a Yorkshire village, which 
boasted a gnod trout stream, and put up at a clean 
butmodi'st hotel. His Grace, on his arrival, 
formed the landlord v7ho he was, ai\d, on leaving, 
wrote a clieqne for his bill, and handed it to his 
host. Tho Yorkahireman clusely scanned the 
signature, and asked, "What name is this?" 
" VV, Ebor," answered his (irace (Ebor being the 
ancient name of York, and the usual signature of 
that See). " Ah," said the landlord, as he pocketed 
the cheque, " I thought you were telling me a lie, 
when you said you were the Archbishop of York." 



As wo have previously made known in the 
Watchword, these offices have been removed from 
the corner of Congreve-stroet, to more com- 
odious and extensive premises in Edmund- 
street, Birmingham. It was felt, ther3fore, that a 
gathering of friends of Temperance might fittingly 
take place in commemoration of the opening. 
Accordingly, Bros. J. Malius, G.W.C.T., and 
Josiah Derrington, G. W.M., issued invitations to a 
goodly number of friends representing the Temper- 
ance and other movements, to assemble and tak© 
tea in the spacious Board-room at the offices. This 
rcutuoii took place on Friday eveniu'? (April Iti), 
the company assembling at 6 p.m. to partake of a 
pleasant repast, which had been prepared by Bre. 
Alfred Hughes, of the "Garden" Restaurant. Tea 
being over, addresses of a congratulatory nature 
were delivered by gentlemen representing tho 
different societies. Several G.L. Executive officers 
bein:^ among those present. 

Buo. Joseph: Malin.s, G.W.C.T., 'speaking of the 
growth of the Order, said that 20 years had 
elapsed since he first became acquainted with the 
Order, and 18 years had rolled by since he returned 
from America to Birmingham and planted the Order 
by forming the first Lodge in a little tiny chapel in 
Regoe-street. The little seed since growing up 
into a mighty tree till its branches counted in Eng- 
land alone 1,000, holding 2,000 meetings every 
week. They had grown from strength to strength, 
till at Manchester last year, on the occasion of the 
G.L. Annual Session, Temperance sermons were 
preached from 270 pulpits. He remarked that it 
had long been felt desirable to acquire 
more suitable premises for carrying on 
the work. He concluded by saying that 
they would shortly have a Lodge meetincj there, 
and those present might consider themselves fortu- 
nate if they were allowed to retire without a promise 
to become members — when tliey would have their 
"irons" heated — (laughter)— and commence the 
work of initiation. 

Bro. Josiah Dhruington, G.W.M., w»9 pleased 
to meet so many friends with whom he had laboured 
for upwards of 40 years in Temperance work and 
other kindred social movements. Their experience 
had taught them that they not only wanted great 
social movements, but that besides it was indis- 
pensably requisite that they should have a founda- 
tion of thoroughgoing total abstinence. This had 
been the experience of the School Board officers 
when going among the people, whose improvidence 
was mainly caused by their spending money in 
drink. They were, therefore, glad they had another 
centre of moral forces, and another building added 
to the very few possessed already. 

Mr. James Whyte, secretary United Kingdom 
Alliance, remarked that on making known the 
invitation he had received to headquarters in 
Manchester, they were very glad to allow him 
to represent them, and he was, therefore, 
present in their name to wish the Order Godspeed. 
The Good Templar Order had a very de6nite aim in 
view; he felt the country was being slowly but gra- 
dually leavened with those principles which would 
accomplish the reforms they believe to be neces- 
sary. He believed the Good Templar organisation 
had done a great deal of work. Ho wished, how- 
ever, to make one observation, wh'ch he trusted 
would be rightly recaived. He felt that Good 
Templary had scarcely the power it ought to 
have, and he could wish the Order had 
a little more power to dispense and send 
forth to the extremities of the world their 
teachings, which would be extremely valuable if 
the money was forthcoming. The machinery was 
very perfect ; but he felt they could grind a deal 
more corn if they had a little more steam. 
(Laughter.) If they were able to keep going half- 
a-dozen good missionaries it would be productive of 
great good. Somehow he thought, too, they ought 
to try and accomplish that object. 

Rev. Cuarles Leach, who was introduced by 
tho chairman as " representing the west side of the 
Birmingham School Board," said he rejoiced to be 
with them, and expressed a hope that God would 
bless them, so that they might be even more suc- 
cessful in the new premises than they had ever 
been in the old. He regarded the Good Templar 
movement as a religious movement, and he had no 
doubt that at that moment there were thousands 
who owed their start along the lines of Christianity 
to their association witli the Order. He hoped 
when next he met them the report would be still 
more encouraging. 

April 26, 1886. 



Bko. Professor Axdrb, of the Alpine Choir, 
next spoke, and created some amusement by stating 
he firmly believed that if the movement he had 
started to foster and encourage good music and 
lunging became successful, that there would be no 
necessity to build Temperance music-halls, because 
people when accustomed to superior music would 
absent themselves, and that, therefore, in con- 
sequence such halls would become bankrupt and 
they might, he humorously remarked, step in and 
buy the lot. He advocated the teaching of music 
among the Juvenile Temples and in Bands of Hopo. 

CouNciLLou W. H. Hakt (Birmingham Town 
Council) expressed surprise at the progress of the 
Order and its powers, till that night he had no idea 
that Good Tcraplary was so useful in promoting 
Temperance. He was pleased to learn what were 
the principles taught in tlie Juvenile Temples, 
and he should look forward to the next genera- 
lion being both wiser and better. He had 
always taken a hopeful view of the movement, 
because the Chancellor of the Exchequer had by 
figures he had brought in plainly shewed that the 
consumption of intoxicants had been much reduced 
during the last few years. He wished them 
success, and hoped all other branches of Temper- 
ance work would put on their armour, being 
assured that by-and-by would come the victory. 

Bro. ,T. M. Goodchild, secretary Gospel Tem- 
perance Mission, desired to add his word of con- 
gratulation to the Order in having attained to such 
a very commodious building as they possessed at 
the present time. He regretted that the local 
Temperance societies had never yet been able to 
unite together in possessing a building where 
all the Temperance organisations might 
have a fraternal home, so as to associate 
together. He hoped the time would nome 
when those or still more commodious premises 
would be secured for that purpose. He was 
delighted to know that the Order was more and 
more dispensing literature. He hoped the members 
of the Order would avail themselves of the pledge 
rolls of their Union so as to get into the Lodges many 
of those who si^ined the pledge. 

Bro. the Rev. W. Kipldjo Cox, Diocesan Sccre- 
t»ryC.E.T.S.,wishedlhem very heartily God speed. 
It was, he felt, a grand thing to have such suitable 
rooms as those they were met in. He most sincerely 
trusted that the Order, which had a position 
among the Temperance organisations, would press 
on. It was doing a vast deal to get people from 
the drink. He believed the Good Templar 
body stood absolutely far and above 
any other Temperance organisations. Nothing 
could do the work of Temperance better than our 
Good Templar Lodges. 

Bro. E. C. Brambley, District Superintendent 
U.K.A., spoke of the introduction of the Order 
and of the work done by Bros. Malins, Kempster, 
and others. Rev. Charles Joseph, Mr. T. Hewins, 
andF. MiUs(secretary, Birmingham Temperance So- 
ciety), Bro. J. Phillips(Midland Temperance League), 
Bro. T, Humpherson, P.D.C.T. (District Secretary 
Rechabites), Mr. Rolfey (Sons of Temperance), W. 
Hussey (secretary, Birmingham U.K. A.), also 
spoke. There were also present : Bros. J. B. 
Collings, G.VV.Sec, Edward Wood, G.W.T., W. J. 
Glover, D.C.T. (Warwickshire), A. Rowley, D.C.T. 
(South Stafford), Sister Townsend, D.S.J.T. 
(Warwick), and others. 


*,• It is most iniportaat that the reporfs appearing in the 
ofllcial organ shouM be accurate and impartial. As we must 
rely upon voluntary aid in furnishing these reports, we Irust the 
secretaries who, of course, are always in possession of accurate 
and full information, will forward us reports as early as poseihie 
after the meetlnfls are ended; and that where the secretaries 
arouuahlc to do this District and other Lodges will request some 
' ' 1 such work to undertake the duty. Reports 
"-'- --insistent with eflicicucy. 

West Glo'ster. — An atijourned session of thia 
D.L. was held at tho Temperance Hall, Broad-street, 
Bristol, on Tuesday evenings, April 13. to consider 
the proposed provident scheme, Bro. J. W. 
Padfield, D.C.T., presided over a nnmerons 
attendance of members, who di^plajed unusual 
interest in the procet'-din^s. Papers were read 
in favour of the scheme by Bro^. A. T. Parker, 
D.E.S., and Bro. W. C. Parfrey, W.D.3I., and against it 
by Bro. A.J. Lucas, W.D.Scc. An animated discnesion 
followed ; in the end the ori'^inal proposition to 
■apport the scheme was nejjativd by anoverwhelminpr 
majority, as it was felt thatthf scheme would not only 
proveunsucces-fulon account of its comparatively hig-h 
rate?, but that the principle itself would not be con- 
ducive to the good of the Order. The Reps, to G.L. 
■were t.hprofore requested to oppose the inetitution of 
' e soheme, 




Shall Middlesex be divided ? Shall its District 
Ijodge, which for years past has been " one and un- 
divided," be cut in twain? Shall the jurisdiction 
which stands at the head of the Good Templar 
Districts of England, not only in numbers but in 
influence, be separated ? Shall the grandest 
District Lodge in the world cease to be one, and be 
formed into two smaller bodies with results which 
nobody can foresee ? That was the question 
which on Saturday evening last brought to- 
gether 380 members of all grades at Suuth-place 
Chapel, Finsbury — a question ftlt by many to be 
fraught with the most serious import, not to the 
metropolitan county alone, but also to England 
itself ; for if any K<-od grounds could bo shewn 
for dividing the D.L. of Middlesex who should say 
that the same arguments would not weigh in favour 
of a division of the Grand Lodge of England ? The 
gathering was one not likely to be forgotten by 
those who took part in it. Entering the spacious 
building shortly after one could not fail to be 
reminded, of seme stirring incidents in the 
history of the Order in the county and 
the country at large. In the chair of 
the presiding officer sat Bro. WjlUam Winton, 
the respected D.C.T., who 11 years ago, stepped or 
was forced by circumstances, into the breach when 
the office was practically going begging ; who 
speedily called upon to take his stand in the fight 
on the great Negro Question which agitated the 
Order throughout the world, and who by his per 
aistent labours day and night succeeded in savinj^ 
Middlesex from becoming tiie stronghold of the 
enemy. By his side sat Bro. W. Sutherland, 
W. D.Co. , who was a prominent actor in a fight of 
yet earlier date, when the question of Provincial 
Grand Lodges was being discussed throughout 
England with a degree of warmth remembered only 
by a few. In various parts of the hall were to be seen 
other good men and true ; aye, and women, too, 
who had stood by the Order in many a trial, and 
had assisted it in weathering many a storm and in 
braving many a crisis. There was also a large 
number of comparatively new members, to whom 
the burning questions of earlier days and the his- 
tory of past years are practically unknown. Pre- 
liminaries disposed of, Bra.E.Wood, G.W.Tr.,is an- 
nounced, introduced with honours, and conducted 
to the seat of the D.C.T., Bro. Winton taking a 
seat by his side. Important as is the question that 
has called the bo :ly together, no inordinate length 
of time is to be taken up in discussion, so 
o'clock is fixed upon by vote as the hour at which 
the opener of the debate is to reply, 9.30 and 0.45 
being also proposed and rejected. An understand- 
ing is also arrived at that nobody unless by vote 
shall be allowed to speak more than 10 minutes. 
Then a brother moves the proposition from Citizen 

" In the opinion of this Lodge, the Middlesex 
District, containing nearly 150 Lodges, is too large 
an area to be worked by so small a body of officers. 
It is desirable that this District Lodge make ap- 
plication to Grand Lodge for two charters to suit 
requirements of Subordinate Lodges. Lines of 
demarcation to be from Postal Guide. Having 
regard to the Good of the Order, we believe it 
would help to improve our numbers and stop the 
leakage. " 

This is tho special motion which the meeting has 
been summoned to discuss, but the mover 
confines himself to reading a written state- 
ment that it emanates solely from the Citizen 
Lodge, and has been instigated by nobody outside, 
and that in proposing it tho Good of the Order has 
been the ruling motive. Some few seconds elapse 
and then a brother formally seconds, after which 
everybody looks at everybody, wondering what next, 
and next. Have the suppoiters of the motion 
turned tail or are they waiting for an absent cham- , 
pion to advocate their caused Time goes on and | 
presently it ia moved and seconded " that the 

tive. Bros. Vincent, Blinkhorn, Fisk, Rain. 
ford, Grigsby, A Brown, O'Brien against the 
motion, and Bros, Dabbs, Macrow, and Page in it» 
favour, follow. Bro. InsuU then spoke, and 
commences by disclaiming any pretension 
to the title of champion, denies that he 
had been up and down the District agitating 
the question ; says he only visited four Lodges, 
and that at their invitation ; cites the report of 
the G. W.C.T. in support of his contention that two 
D.L.'s are required ; points out that at one period 
in its history, Middlesex numbered 10,000 mem- 
bers, and argues that tha D.L. is quarrelliiig with 
him and not he with it, and that it is impossible for 
one D.L. to cope with the requirements of the 
county. Having spoken for 20 minutes, by 
permission, Bro. InsuU resumes his seat. The 
previous decision to call upon the opener at nine 
is reconsidered, and Bro. Sutherland rises to 
reply to Bro. InsuU, being in the anomalous 
position of having to answer arguments not 
advanced, which he urges should have been given. 
This brings Bro. Insult again to his feet with an 
explanation that ho had meant to conclude by read- 
ing off his 12 reasons, and that he had an amendment. 
Bro. Sutherland resumes, asking wlien, as stated 
elsewhere by the previous speaker, D.L. first 
became inefficient ? The motion, if carried, will 
strike a blow not at the unity of Middlesex only, 
but of the G.L. of England. Then Bro. Moloney 
shews that tho declension in membership is not so 
large proportionately as that of England as a whole, 
the latter having decreased 70 per cent, since 1874, 
while Middlesex has diminished 33 per cent, only, 
Bro, Rev. T. H. Cuuch is not satisfied that D.L. 
should simply vote the proposition down, and there- 
fore moves an amendment : "That in the opinion 
of this Lodge any division of the Middlesex D.L. 
would be prejudicial to the best interests of the 
Order." Then Bro. Winton's rising was the signal 
for a long-continued ovation, shewing the esteem 
and respect entertained for him by those he has 
served so weU for 11 years past. Not for a 
little would he endure again the anxiety of the last 
three weeks, bearing, as he had, the attacks made 
upon him, not where he had opportunities of reply, 
but in his absence. Bro. InsuU has told D.L. he 
only visited four Lodges, but they were representa- 
tive gatherings, circulars inviting members having 
been sent far and wide. The Executive are charged 
with inability, but who has brought the D.L. to its 
present position 1 Who has watched over and tended 
the growth of the tree and made it the admiration of 
the world ? Who introduced the V.D. system ? Bro. 
Winton. He was present at the planting, so to 
speak, of the tree, and had protected it ever since 
and will still. Bro. InsuU had spoken of promoting 
rivalry, but he never knew a man cut himself in 
two to make a rival. [The expression "a healthy 
rivalry," we learn was used. —Ed.] The brother 
has engaged in Blue Ribbon missions, but through- 
out the whole of them never asked the co-operation 
of the District Executive. Good Templars were con- 
spicuous by their absence from his platform. As 
to his references to the G. W.C.T. 's report, he said 
nothing of the loss of GOO in E. and M. Surrey. 
He (Bro. Winton) sought the office of D.C.T., and 
if his re-election should at any time be successfully 
opposed would retire, but wUl not be kicked out by 
- side wind, and in the words of Wolseley cries 
Hands off! " to those who want to divide, Bro. 
Winton, who has been frequently cheered, receives 
a second ovation as he resumes his seat after 20 
minutes. The D.L. is now impatient to vote, and 
173 vote for and 22 against the amendment. On 
its being put as a substantive motion, Bro. Insult 
otlers an amendment: '* That this D.L. respect- 
fully requests the D.L. Executive to appoint 
a special commission of inquiry into the declension 
of the Order in this District, and make such report 
and suggestions as may appear in their wisdom 
necessary f<.r the good of the Order, including a 
recommendation or otherwise for a second D.L. 
charter." This is ruled out of order, as in the only 
point in which it touches tho motion it is a direct 
negative. The D.L., on appeal, sustains the de- 
cision of the chair, and Bro. InsuU gives notice 
of appeal. As a substantive motion Bro. Couch's 
dment IS carried, and the yeas and rays are 

be now taken," and that within less than three- 1 demanded, with the result— 81 yeas and 20 nays. 

Thus Middlesex has emphatically declared against 
division, and the members, after an excited debate, 
peedily cleared. 


quarters of an hour of the opening of the 
ifro. Colbert comes to the rescue, however, and with 

out supporting the motion sugsesta that the ^^^oop out, and the haU 
he.ivy declensions in the Order call for con- 
sideration witht a view to a remedy. This = 
apoears to encourage the more timid spirits of _ ^'''Izk Picroia. 


Lndges, Temples 
packets, containinff 20 different 

the promoters of division, and one enthusiast c ^h*!^ "i^i^^^M^*^*' i, - i *. .. * - ^ t .- 

and demonstrative brother, denounces the sin, Kpste^'k^n^d Co.;f 6^00^ A^^treatLaton"" 
of omission and commission of the Execu- E.C— [Adti.] i - 



Aphil 26, 1886. 

G.W C.T.— .TosEPH Maliks, 1 G.L Offices. Ed und 
G.W.S»o.— .T. B. CoLtlNOS, I St..Birm\n?tiani. 

O.S.J.T.— Mrs. Ltdia A. Walshaw, 31, Elm6eld, 
S»»ile P»rk, Halifax. 
Tklboraphic AnDRESS:-" Templani, Birmingham." 

Home Mission Department. 
.V<;est for Northern Arka. — John Wrathall, 7, 
Baldwin-Btreet. Hawcoat, near Barrow-in-Furnpas. 

Goon Templar anh Temperance Orphanage. 
Hon Sec— Bro. S. R. IIolpe, 45, Paulet-road, Cambor- 
well, S.E. 

Portsmouth Harboor Special V.D.— Bro, A. 
BiihtoD, 35, Abercrnmbie-street, Landpoit. 

Military District. 
D.C.T.— Quarter-Master Skrceant, O. G. L. Jones, 

Adiatant-General's Office, Colchester. 
D.S J.T.— Sister E. K. Gabb. Bazaar Coffe« Houi'e, 

Kamborou^h-roftd, Farnbirough. 
W.D.S"".— E. R. Smith, 19, Hearn-Btieet, Newport, Isle 
of Wight. 

Naval District. 
D.O.T.— James Kae, 2, Zin^an-street, Oxford-road, 

G.S.J. T. — William .Aj^drews, 50, AnglcBea-road, 

W.D.S.— William Da-^t, 34, Skinner-street, New 
Brompton, Kent. 


Tax from District Lodges for the past 
quarter received during the week as follows : — 
1836. £ B. d. 

April 7.— Tobseo 10 C 

„ 14.— Middlesex (Balance) 3 14 9 

„ li;.— Hunts 1 10 3 

„ 19.— Barbados B 

John B. Collinos, 

Hon. G.W. Sec. 
G.L. Offices, Edmund-street, Birmingham. 



Ko. Name. District. 

16-5 Bir 8amuel Marliog ... Oloster, E 

Ifi9 Little Bud Cumberland, 

174 Hope of Arrtilej (Sen.) Yorln, S.W.. 

183 Harriet Warte Yorks, E 

187 Fewer of Truth Leicester 

191 Rbiug 9tar Hsnti, S 

192 Lilj of tte Valley.... Hants, N 

194 Wood Green Oxon 

304 Hone of Preston Laucwhire, N 

aw Vernon MidHlesex 

309 Hopeot ChiMa' HiU .. Midiileaei 

11 1 Hope of Reiifate Surrey, E. and M . 


Charles :^mith 
. John Cook 

R. Hnmpfhire 
. H. Weatherall 
. K. Thorp 
. John Wood 
. E, Dyer 
. N. Goodyear 

215 Thornton Exretsior . . Lancashii 

466 Toothful Pioneers Cnmberland E. - 

610 Ark of .Safety Lanrashire, S.W.. 

815 Hope of Woodhoase .. Yorks. CI 

916 Lily of the Valley ... . Durham, N. 

(Signed; Lydia A, Walshaw 

D. Goyer 
.1 J. Edwards 
J. Cooks 
a g. Ward 
H. Anders 
.Sam Roberts 
J. A. Harriaon 

, G.S.J.T. 

Nobthampton Good Tbmplaks Bachelors' 
Society. — The first annuiil tneeiing was held on 
Saturday evening, April 10, at the Abington- 
square Cafe, Northampton, Bro. W. Jesson, vice- 
president, in the chair. The reports, whicli were 
on the past half-year's work, were of a favourable 
character. Financially the society stands well. The 
members pay a small weekly subscription and as 
the working expenses are almost nil the sum raided 
is spent on various charitable objects, to relieve a 
sick brother, &c. Officers were elected for the 
coming half-year as fnllows : President, Bro. W. 
BUke, W.D, Sec. ; vice-presidents, Bro. F. Merri- 
man, W.Seo. ; and Bro. W. W. Hadley, P.D.Sec, 
9, Woodlord-Btreet, Northampton (who will be 
pleased to give any information on the working of 
the society) ; secretary and treasurer, Bro. H. 
Simpson, , P. W.C.T. ; financial seQretary, Bro. G. 
D«DtoD, O.M. 




AT NEWPORT, MON., 1886. 

(The names in italics indicate new G.L. Members.) 
Beds — Rev. S. .T. Southwood. 
Berks. — G. Hobbs, A. Leea. 
Bdi'ks — Isaac A'oriiinn, Mrs. Calladine. 
Cambs. -O. W. Miller, H. Gape. 
Cheshire, E. and M. — L. Ellison, J. J. Mason. 
Cheshire, W. — ,J. Davies, J. Kennard, T. Lock- 
Cornwall, E — W. H. Husband, Bayes Kyd. | 
Cornwall, W. — J. W. Trounson. 
Cumberland, E.— George Bell, Thos. Todd. 
Cr.MBERLAND, W.— Rev. J. McNab, W. S. Tocker, 

J. Cook. 
Derby.— W. Mart, T. W. Fines, R. Stevenson. 
Devon, E.— W. J. Biadden, Miss E. Pryor. 
Devon, N.-Rev. J. H. Taylor, 
Devon, S.-Mrs. M. M. Wheeler, Mrs. J. 

Symons. E. A. D.vvies. 
D0R,sET.— W. E, Unlmwood. H. A. Rendell. 
DuRHtM, N.— W. H. Richard.snii, C. Gibbon, T. 

W. P. Taylder, A. Wardropper, J. Pattison, 

Durham, S. — W. Ayton, .J. Moseley, W. Dodgson, 

S. T. Parker, C. J. Seaman, T. W. Smyth. 
Essex. — W. Seatle, H. S. Church, L. Crow, J. B. 

Gloucester, E.— J. H. Hopkins, Rev. E. Tur- 

Gloucester, W.— J. W. Radfield, E. J. Gosse, 

Mr. J. Kennedy. 
Gloucester, N.W.— A. E. Clark. 
Hants, N.— W. E. Barley, Mrs. Burley. 
Hants, S.— W. Williams, J. G. Rogers, Rev. J. 

Squire, E. Sillence, Mrs. Apsey. 
Hereford. — 
Hertford. — J Easton. 
Hunts.- (K Fulkr. 

Isle of Wight. — H. J. Medley, T. EUery. 
Kent, East.— .J. Chitty, W. J. Phillips, .1. Nelson, 

Mrs. B. H. Burns, W. Whitmnre. 
Kent, Mid— G. Graham, H. Randall, Mrs. E. L. 

Kent, West.— J. Bowen, F. J. Hancock, W. 

Lanca-shire, N. — R. Mansergh, A. L. Garnett, G. 

LANCAsniRE, N.E. — E. Fowler, J. Hargreaves. 
Lancashire, S. (Welsh). — J. J. Thomas, R. 

Lancashir", S.E. —J. G. Tolton, J. R. Bennett, 

W. Gibbon, W. Whatmough, G. Coates, Mrs. 

A. Edwards. 

Lancashire, S. W.— Mrs. A. M. Green, R. W. 
Williams, G. Clarke, R. W. Kirkus, Mrs. J. 

B. Collmgs, J. W. Hall, P. J. Whitehead. 
Leicester. — A. Hillier, K. Lord, J. Peer, J. S. 

Lincoln. — Rev. W. Mainprize, Sister Smith. 
Middlesex— W. Winton, W. Sutherland, J. H. 

R. Moloney, E A. Gibson, Bro. Lambert, D. 

Gover, J. W. Jones, Sister E. A. Gibson, S, 

Insull, Sister F. D. Weeks, Bro. Lloyd, 

Mrs. Haarnack, W. Lucas, 
Monmouth. — W. H. Brown. 
Norfolk.— ff. T. Furtu; C, Stacey-Watson, 
Northampton, N. — Bro, Chambers. 
Northampton, S.— B. Collyer, W. Abbott. 
Northumberland. — W. Hobkirk, A. Robinson, 

W. Bailey, A. W. Wilkie, R. Davidson. 
Noitingha.m. — J. Walker, J. Waine, T. Dalzell. 
Oxfordshire — F. A. Bunting. 
Salop. — R. Balmer. 

Somerset, East. — M. V. Ridge, A. E. Jones. 
SoMiiKSET, Mid.— J. Mnreland, H. Hyatt, 
Somerset, — H. E. Cooke. 
Staffs, N. — I. Johnson, J. W. Beswick, J. Heath. 
Staffs, H.— U. Picton, N. Bull, W. F. Richards. 
Suffolk. — S, Alexander. F. D. Unwin. 
Surrey, E. and M.— N. W. Hubbard, C. Pin- 

liam, F. W. Dimblebv, J. J. Edwards, Mrs. 

H. Dimblehv, J. S. T. Hodges, F. W. Lewis. 
Surrey, W.- H. J. Gill, L. J. Plymen. 
Sussex.— P. Tree, Mrs. H. M. Carter, G. Cooper, 

Majors. Williams. 
Wakwick.-T. Humpheraon, W. Wilde, Rev, W, 

H. Canss. 
Wiltshire. — J. Cave, Mrs. Davis. 
Worcester.— R. W. Tumlinson, J. T. F.jrder. 
YoRKS, E.— Sister M. Woodall, F. Oliver, G. 

T0RK.S, N. —A. Jesper, Bro. Myton. 
YoRKs, Central.— Rev. J, Deans, J. J, Wilkin- 

YoRKs, Cleveland. — S. Parkinson, R. Skelton. 
H. Wilson. 

Yorks, N W.— Miss E. J. Blakey, J, Walshaw. 

Yorks, S.W.— Rev. H. J. B.>yd, J. Brooks, E. C. 
Cocker. Sister E. Hampshire, C. J, White- 
head, Rev. T. J. Leslie. 

Naval. — J. Rae, W. Davey, J. Baldry. 

Military.- O. G. L. Jones, E. R, Smith, Rot, H, 


Dear Bisters and Brothers,— I have to report 
that during the year encin? January 31, 1886, the 
G.W. Sec. haspvid to the Birmingham, I)udley. and 
District Binkiog C-mpany (Limited) to the credit of 
" " " " , £3907 3 2 

the Grand Lodge of England 

Balance due to the bank on 
.January 31,1886 as per pass 

Cheques issued but not pre- 


170 12 
13 18 

On Ja 


irv 31. 1S8.-1, 
was a balance due to the 

bank of 

Cheques issued but not pre- 
sented rioringthe vear end- 
ing January 31,1885 

During the year ending 
January 31, 1886, cheques 
have b-en drawn by vote of 
the Eieontive for 

Bank charges., 

£i39I U 

The bank book is submitted herewith, — Yours 
very fraternally, 

Edward Wood, 



April 16,1886. 

Present ; G.W.C.T., G.W.Co,, G.E,S,, 

G.W.V.T., G.W.Sec, G.W.T,, G.W,Chap. 

Apology from the G.S.J.T. 

The Trade report was submitted, and after con- 
sideration adopted. 

The auditor's (Bro. R. L. Impey) report was 
submitted, in which he stated that he had examined 
and found correct the accounts of the past year,aad 
that he noticed the " much improved results of 
the trading department, and the generally healthier 
look of the balance-sheet." 

Monthly Accounts. — The monthly accounts 
were examined and passed and cheq-ies authorised. 
The bank overdraft stood at £136 4s. lOd. 

Executive's Report. — The report of the Execu- 
tive was considered, and after discussion, adopted 
for presentation to Grand Lodge. 

Lapsed Grand Lodoe Members. — The G.W.Sec, 
presented a list of those whose membership had 
lapsed from various causes during the past year. 
The other business was connected with the forth- 
coming Grand Lodge Session. Meeting closed at 

John B. Collinhs, Hon, G,W,Sec, 


The Reception Committee have still a few beds 
on hand. AH intending visitors will do well to 
e or wire to Bro. W. Jones, 14, Arthur-street, 
Secretary of Lodgings Committee. 

Visitors are also requested to communicate at 
once with their hosts, particulars as to arrival in 
Newport, &c. 


Correspondents are r, quested to notice the following in- 

stmoMous in forwarding items of news , — 

' notice u-ill bo taken of commonlcalions unless aceompaaied 
by the name of the sender. 

ACT.— We regret that out space would not admit of 
the publication of your letter as a whole.— October 1. 1883. Post free 2d. 

G. F.— It would be unfair for us to allow a one-sided 
discussion upon a document to be sub'.nitted to the Grand 
Lodge upon the eve of the Annual Seisiou of that Body, 

April 26, 1886. 




CNew York Correspondence, London Detroit Free Press.) 
The origin, growth, and final Auccess of any enterprise 
ar« causes for the greateat public interest, whether relat- 
ing to public institutions '>r private venturea. The Western 
coDtioent ba3 been especially marked by examples 
of thia nature, and I am gtad to record one which ia so 
promineDt as to be of universal interest. Several years 
ainc« Mr. H. H. Warner, resid-n? at Rochester, New 
York, became aware that what he supposed was an iron 
oonstitatioD, was becoming rapidly undermined, and that 
•omething of a roysterioua nature seemed to be 
sapping biB vitals. At first the indications were 
aUght, consisting principally of frequent headaches, 
dnll paina in various parts of the body, unaccountable 
lassitude and occasional nausea. He thought that per- 
haps theB« symptoms were the result of a cold, and gave 
them but little attention ; but they increased and finally 
became alaraing. Consultation with two prominent 
pbyaiciarg revealed the fact that hs was Buffering from an 
acute attack of kidney disease, and to say that he was 
alarmed would be only to partially express hia feelings. 
Under the most careful attention of the physicians, 
however, he failed to improve, and, in fact, grew 
worie constantly. Hia symptoms at this time were 
most serioufl. The slight troubles which he had 
first observed increased, and fina ly became intense. 
What originally were simple pains became the greatest 
EKony. Occasional headaches and a lack of energy 
•ventually lesulted in the pains and horrors which 
only such troubles can bring. It was at this critical 
time that he heard of a tropical plant, which was re- 

Ented to b« of great value in Bimilar truublss. He had 
ttle faith in its power, but re^iolved to try it. a? nothing 
•beseemed in any way to relieve him. He therefore 
ceased taking the medicine of the doctors, began the uar 
of the article referred to, and was aware in a very shnrt 
■pace of time that it was greatly benefiting him. He 
continued its use faithfully, and as a result became per- 
fectly cured has been one of the mont active men in the 
United States ever since, and is to-day a picture of per- 

fect health 

Mr. Warner's experience caused him to thoroughly and 
moat carefully investigate, and as a result he discovered 
that the majority of common diseases could be traced in 
their origin to disorders of the kidneys or liver. This 
was a revelation so startling in its nature that, as a duty 
to humanity, Mr. Warner felt impf-Hed to make known 
to the world the great means by which he had been saved. 
Up to that time kidney disea'^es had increased at the rate 
of 25 per cent, each year for the past half score of years, 
and were still largely on the increase. With the end in 
Tiew above described, however, Rlr. Warner begun pre- 
paring and selling the remedy referred to, since whirh 
time the demand for it has been remarkable. In all the 
history of the world there is no instance on record where 
■0 great a demand has been known as that at present 
•listing for " Warner's Safe Cure " for all dispasea of the 
kidneys, liver, and urinary organs. Were the call for 
this remedy a fictitious one, mortality from kidney 
trouble* would now be as great as ever, but statistics 
■hew that for the pa.'it few years there has been a marked 
decrease of deaths fro**" this claes of diseases, altl ough 
the tendencv towards kidney troubles is as great as ever 
throughout ihe entire United States. The theory, there- 
fore, by which Mr. Warner advanced hiis been proven 
the correct one by reason of the decrease of mortality 
■t'Own by Government statistics. 

N«t long after presenting; this medicine to the American 
public, Mr. Warner introduced it into Australia and 
Canada Kidney and liver difficultieF, as you know, are 
very prevalent in those countries, owing largely to the 
nature of the climate and influence of the atmosp' ere. 
The same results, however, which were noticeable in 
America were to be found in an equal degree there. The 
remedy conquered the disease. 

Strange as it may seem, this great medicine which has 
become so popular in the United States and Canada, has 
D«t been adve^ti^'ed to any extent inEn|i;land. I uoder- 
•tand that some two years ago a depAt was established in 
London for the sain of the remedy, but the large amount 
of buhinefs coming from the demand ho'e in the States 
prevented an extention of the field at that tm e. I have 
just learned, however, that Messrs. Warner and Co. 
have recently e^tablisbed theraselveslat 47, Fan'ir<gdon- 
•treot. London, E.C.. and intnnd to push their bu>ire.'is 
in the kinedom of Great Britain as vigorously as they 
hav« done in the United States. On this fact the Enjj- 
lish public are to be congratulated. The financial and 
•ooial standing of Messrs. H. H. Warner and Co, 
in the United States U sfcond to that of no 
honae with whom I am acquainted. The well- 
known public spirit and liberality of Mr. Warner in 
contributing to the want-* of the South during the yellow 
feTer epedemic ; endowing the celebrated Warner 
Ajitronomical Observatory at Rochester, New York, at 
ftD expense of over £20,000, and encouraging the advance- 
ment of Bcionce Wy the generous expenditure of money in 
prizes for cometary and meteoric discoveries, are known 
to the entire w<.>rld, and mark him as one of the leading 
patrons of ac ^nce of this day. Success such as has been 
achieved by fiis house, and of so high an order, is 
wholly Baf>rii»riou8 snd deserved, and while it is 
phenomenal, il ii none the Icsi of the greatest value to 






Zs. 6d. each. 

Direct from the ilanufacturer, 
f ■ Ladies' or GenW Plain or TwUl 
Silk, Parker's hoUuw ribbed 
friOn^ beftOtiruliy carved and 

15,000 BoM in twelve moDtbs. 

„ Re-covering, &c., nea'!" -Iodo. 

b. FAKKEtt, Umbrblla Works, BUOUM CLOSE, 


371, Oxford Street, Manchester ; 
Braach :— 192, London Road, Liverpool. 

Carriaffes are all made 
aa well as they can be. No 
bad work or bad material is 
allowed. Send fur List and 
see opinions of Press and 
Testimonials. Any supplied 
on Elderkin's popular plan 
of easy paymeuts of lOs. 
down and lOs. per month, at 
ily 5s. over cash price and 



A moHt RefreshlnK, Afrreeable, and Wholesome Beverage for 

the MlUloQ, at a very trltliiiK cost Thi» valuable Bobstitute for 

Alcoholic OHnks oao only be obtained by aalnn 



A SEWING MAOHINH that Ifl Slmplp, 
SUent, and Efflolent, and that oan bo need 
by every member of the household. Includ- 
ing ohlldren and servants ; that In Its use 
Involves no Dlffloulty, Delay, or Noise, and 
in its results is free trom Uncertainty ot 

Such a Machine Is seen In the WILLOOX 


There Is no DiflSoulty, as owln^ to the 
Self-Regulatiner Oharaoter of the " AUTO- 
MATIO " it oan be used at once by ttaa 
most inexperienced. 


The " AUTOMATIC " is always ready for 
use, and no preparatory experiment or 
testing is necessary when work is to be 
done, but a saving of time is effected In 
oing even a few inches of sewing. 



Altogether anperlor to the Llqnora which pass nnder similar 
names, without boiling herbs, or the sliRhteet trouble of any 
kind. This matchless Preparation f;ive« to the Beverage, 
Colour. Flavour, Ginger and a Cteamy Uead exactly like Bottled 
Ale. It is tree from Alcohol, and yet It is 'lecidedly refreshing, 
stimulating, and Invigorating ; it caters alike (or the Abstainer 
and Non-Ab3talner, and is thorou^'hly acceptable to the public 
taste, and Its valuable medicinal qualities, as a mild and generous 
tonic, greatly assist the natural functions, and promote the 
general health. 

In Bottles, at 6d., Is., and 2s. each. Sole Proprietors 
and ManufacturerB, aud may he obtained Wnolesale 
only from NEWBALL AND UASON, Manufacturing 
Chemists, Park-place, Park-row, Nottingham. Sold by 
Grocers and Chemists Be Bur« yon ask for " Mason's. 
Special— A Sample Bottle, enonirh te make Four ^sUons^ sent 
carriage paid 

Tho "AUTOMATIC" does not Interfera 
with the ordinary domeetlo oooupatlona. 

Readlnsr. Muslo, and Oonversatlon, oan 
be continued duringr Its uae, and the sleep- 
inff infant is not awakened. 


There is no uncertainty in oommenolnff 
work on the " AITTOMATIO," aa the 
Tension is Self- Acting, aud the adjustment 
of length of stitch is regulated with scienti- 
fic exactitude. 


r addreas for atomns AGENTS WaIItbD. 



ON receipt of (,ne penny stamp for postage, an 
Exerllent Mounted Photograph, by the London 
Stereoscopic Company (a. sold by them tor Is.), of any of 
the following c^lebntirs :— The Premier, Princess of 
Wales, Lord Salisbury, Lord Randolph Churchill, Mr. 
Gladstone, Mr. Cbambeilain, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, 
Mrs. Langtry, or Mary Anderson.— Addres-, Thompson 
AND MAoDoxALn, 1, Fore-street, LonHon, K.G. 


By treating Rheumatism and its KindredPains internally? 


Immediately relieves Rheumatism and all Pains and 
Stiffness caused by Coll, Damp, and Exposure, and at 
the same time Re-animates the Muscular Svstf m. Price 
lOJd., or post fiee la. IJd., from the Proprietors, 







Handsomely bound in rloth, gilt lettering. 

post free, 23.,; gilt edges, Ss. 6d. 
This would make a very acceptable gift to old or young. 


The "AUTOMATIO" never fails with the 
most ordinary care, even in the hands of 
beginners, to produce perfect work— work 
of perfect Beauty, Security and Durability 

And there Is nothino to prevent all ranks 
and classes experiencing the blessino 
conferred upon th«ir HOMSS by the 
presence of one of h se exquisite 

Free Trial at Home. Carriage Paid 

Price List Post Free. Easy Term$ 

of Payment. 

Willcox & Gibbs 

Semns, Machine Company. 

Lot don: 
Ohief Offiot for Europe -150, CHKAPSIDK. 
Weit End Branch— 135, REGENT STREET, W. 

Mahohestkk— 34, KING STREET. 

Glasgow— 116, HOPE STREET (oomer of Both. 







April 26, 188G. 


CorrupoTtdentA ai.omu ai>v»^>. amii^ ui> whui, night the Lodfis 
Ol0eta, Wheo no hoar \« ■•tr-t"-' the Lode" meeta at 8 p.m 
Lodee SecretKrie^ please note that we do not send receipts for 

Kaynaent or Hubftcrlptions : the »ppo»ranc6 of the annonnoemenu 
)r tha period DBid fnr '>eine » anfBcieni BcknowIfldetneDi. 

Qnarter One Line l3. dl. Two Lines S-i. Od. 

Half-year „ 3a. Orl. ,, 6b. OJ. 

Year , 53.0.1. „ 105. Od. 

Subsorlptlona may commence at any date nnl must bepre- 
pald. Post Office Orders payable to Jo: 
gato-ctrcus " office. 

KEMPTBR, at "Lud- 


Armoury. Norwood Schools, Ronthall. 7.30. 
Benjamin yranklin. Percy Hall, 3, Percy-street, Tottenham 

Gratitude. 1. Wells-huiiainaB. HamoBteacl, N.W. 8 15. 
King's Messenger. Coffee Palaoe. Higli st,, Notting Hill Gate. 
OrariRe Branch. Cong. Scha., St. Martin-street, Leicester-suaafo 

(entrance, Long'a-conrt) . 8.15. 
Peckham Dewdrop. St. George's Hall,St.Oeorpe'fi-rd.,Peckham. 
Regina. liritiah Schools, Kentish Town-road, N.W. 
Shamrock. Phanix Coffee Tav., 40 New Kent-rd., 3.E. 8.16. 
South Metr"nolitan Tflmnerauco Hall, Black friar3-rd.,S B., 8.15 
Vernon. 176- Peutonville-road, N. 

Albert. Mission HMI, Dickenson st., Wilktii-at., Kentish Town. 

■ Wandsworth- 

New Cross Excelsior. Workin?Men"s Co.Ta.,Church-8t. Deptford 
Stratford Excelsior. TeraDerance Hall, Martin-street, Stratford. 
William Tewsley. Association Rooms, 3outh-st., Wandsworth 

Citizen. Shoreditch Mission Hall, Kingsland-road. 8.1.5. 
Crown of Surrey. Welcome Hall, Westow-st , Upper Norwood. 
Golden Stream. St. James's >n8.nall,St.Jamei'K-rd.,Bormond8ey. 
Good Shepherd. Ebenezer Ch. School-room. North End-road. 
Harringay. Pizzey's Coffee Rooms, 7, Crouch End Hill. 
Joseph Payne. Christ Church Rch. Charlton-Bt., Somers Town 
Margaret M'Currey. Sydnev H^ll, Leader-street, Chel: 
New Clapham Excelsior. Washington Hall, 

road Station. 

Prudential. The Hall, St.Ann 8-rd.,BrL\:ton (nr.Kennlnffton Gate), 
The Mint, CoUiers' Bent Rail. LiiiT-laua, Sout hwark, S.S. 

Crystal Palace. Penge Hall, Station-road. Anerley. 
Freedom of London. Rev. Harvey Smith's Chapel. Bethnal 

Green -road, 8.15. 
General Garfield. Paradise-road School, Clapham -ror d. 
Greaham. CoHee Tavern, Loughhorough Park, BriJton. 
Heart's Content. 68. Neal-street, Long Acre. 8 15 
James McCurrey. Bedford Hall, Upper Manor-st., Chelsea. 
London Olive Branch. Lecture Hall, Kingajjate-st., Holborn. 8.30 
London Ark of Safety. Eoxton Aeademy Sch., Hoxton-st. 8.15. 
Palmereton. 42, Hartfleld-road, Wimbledon. 
Shaftesbury Paik. Prim. Meth. School, Grayehott-rnad. 8.15. 
Silver Street. Coffee Palace, Hifih-atreet, Netting Hill Gate. 
South Acton. Methodist Free Church, Bollo Bridpfe-road 
Trinity. Prim Meth. Chapel, Trinity -street, Borongh. 
West London Pioneer. Royal Standard Coffee Tavern, Beer- 
street, Edgwarc-road. 

Angel of Mercy. Camden Hall, Kinsi-st,, Camden Town. 8.30. 
British Queen. Mall Hall, Netting Hill Gate. 8.30. 
Coverdale. Edinboro' Castle Coffee Palace, Rhodeswell-road.E 
GtOBvenor.— Teetotal Hall, Georpo-st., Sloanr-sq., Chelsea- 
John Bowen.— Alliance Hall, Creek-road, Deptford 
Peckham. Albprt HaU, Albert-road, Peckham. -Tnv.Tem. 6.30 
Pride of LyttletoD. Boys' School. High-street, Shadwell. 
South London. Bible Chri^ian School-room. Waterloo-road, 
Thomas Carlyle. Lockhart Hall. Ejng-street, Hammersmith. 

Comer Stone. Temperance Hall, High-street, Poplar. 
George Thomeloe. 22, New Cut, Blackfriars, S.E. 
G. W. JohUEon. Temp Hall, North-st., Kennington-rd. 7.45 
Henry Anseli. Wellinylrou HalLW^tli' gton-st .Upner-'-t.Islingbon 
Mile End. German Wesleyan Chapel, Commercial-road, E. 
Victoria Pai-k. Twig Folly Schools, Bonner-lane, Bethnal Green. 


AldERSHoT.— Mrs.StOTOld's School-room, Albert-road. 7.30, 
ALDfBseoT.— Ash Vale. Mrs. Cooksey's House, Commissariat 

Bridge. 7.30, 
Bedford.— Sir W. Harpur. Trinity School-room, Ronse-street. 
Blackpool.— Guiding Star. Drill Hall Yorkshire-street. 
BrigHTOh.— Royal Sussex. Susspx-stroet Mission Hall. 8.15. 
BBIGHTON.'— Queen's Park. Eentham-road Mission Hall. 
Epsom.— Epsom Home Circle. High-street Town Mission Room. 
LanCastkr. — County Palatine arket Hall Coffee House, Com 

Market-street. 7.30. 
Leeds.— British Rose. Templars* Mis.'. Rm. (h.ick Adelphi-st.), 
BADCtiFFE.— BadelitTe. G T. Hall, Green-street 7.30. 
Sandwich.— Richboro' Castle. Templars' Hall. High-st. 7.30. 
VenTNOR. — Undercliff. Temperance Hotel. 8.15. 
WOKINO.— May bury Sunbeam. Temperance Hotel. 

BntMlBOHAM.— Sandford Model, St. Saviour's fech.. Farm-at. 7.45 
BdcKINGHAM.— Buckingham. Temperance Hall, Well-st. 7.30. 
Cambridge.— Loyal Cambridge, G.T.Miss.Hall.Victoria-.'-t. 8.1.5, 
CHELMSFORD.- Chelmsford. Assembly Rms , Co-operative Stores. 
FoLKKSioKB,- Caisar's Camp. Cong. Schools, Tontine-street. 
Foots Cray.— Bu-y Bees. National Schools, Church-road. 7.30. 
Great Yarkouth.- Good Hope. Bethel, Rodney-road 7 45. 
GOILDFOED.— St«-phen Percy. Ward.street Hall. 8.15. 
Hastings.— Saxon. Old Town Hall, High-st. 7 80. 
HoLL.- Parai-on. G.T. Hall, Ht. Johr's-.^HtroftJuv. Temp. 6. 
LficiSTEB.— Excelsior. Charks-streBt School-room. 7.30. 
MahcHESTEB.— Tower of Refuge. Prim. Meth. Sch., Upper 

Moss-lane, Hulme. 
MANCHRSTER.— Rev. C. Garrett. 2C, Hewitt-st., HIghtown. 7 45. 
Manchester.- Good Samaritan, Cong. 6ch., Stockport-rd. 7,30. 
PLYMOCTH —Temple of Peace. Borough Arms. Bedford-st 
Btde (I.W.I. Bydc. Temperance Hall, High-street. 
Saffbon Walden,— Saffron. Temperance Hall, Hill-st. 8.5. 
Woodford.— Alexander. Wilfrid Lawson Temperance Hotel. 
WoRTHIMO. — Workman's Own. Temp. Institute, Ann-st. 

BATH.— Cot terell Friends' Meeting House, York-street. 
BbiOUTON.— Brlghthelmstone, Belgrave-street School-room. 
CBVsiEB-OclaiJon. Temperance Hall, Frodsliam-stieet. 
EndSRBV (Leicester).— Charles Brook. National Schoolroom. 
i70DALMIN0— Friends. Congrepational School-room. 
H0LI.— Always Active. Lower Union-street Club-mom. 
SODTHEND.— Nil Desperandum. British Schools. High-street 

GravesewP.- Star. Public Hall. 

Gt. YARMODTH.— Bethel. Mariners Chape!, South Quay, 
■Union. Templars' Hall, Postern?ate. 7.30. 


G.T. Hall, St. 
(off North-st.) 

Kin (isTON-DPON -Hull,— Kin gston-upon-Hull 
John's, street. 7.30, 

LvKDS, — Nil Desperandum. Wintoun-st. Soh 

Lf.icestrr —Emanuel Friar-ln.n-i Sunday-school, 

Manchester.— City. Temp. Hall, Stanley-st.,Port-st., Piccadilly 

Portsmouth —Templars' illianco. S<'h,'-rm., 7.;^0 

Ramsqatk.- Snug Harbour, Sailors' Bethel, LnopoW-st. 7.30. 

Sheffield.— Pennington Friends* Schoolroom. Harlshead. 

SPALniNQ.- H;iad in Hand, Temperance Halt 8.15. 

Stonehoose (PLYMOUTH).- Mt. Edycumhe, Sailors' Welcome, 

Windsor.— Royal Windsor. Templars Hall, St, Leonard'a-road. 

Blackpool.— Glo^im »t Hope. Ahingdou-street Schoolroom. 

BaioHTOK.— Advance Guard. Lewes Rd.. Congl. Schl. Rm., 8.16 

Bristol.— Morning Star. Temperance Hall, Broad-etroet. 7.45. 

Darnall.— Hopeof Darnall, Conaregational School. 7.30. 

Folk ESTOKB. -Safeguard of Folkestone. Oongregatlonal School. 

Guildford.— Guildford. Ward-street Hall. s.i5. 

Hdll.- Dnited Ktiort Club Room, Lower Union-street 7.30. 

Lowestoft. — Wi.lcome Cocoa Tree Cafe, High-street. 

MANOBBSTER.— Loyal R. Whitworth, 117, Grosvonor-streot, All 
Saints. 7-45. 

New Malden. -Sure Refuire. Bap. Oh.ach.-rm..Kinc'3ton-rd. 7.30. 

OXFORD.— City of Oxford. Temper.ince Hall, Pembroke-street. 

TUNBRlDGE WkLLs- Siknt Dew- Friendly Societies Hali- 

Weymodth.— Hope of Weymouth. Temp. Hnll, Park-st. 7.30. 

WiNcUESTER.— Itchen Vallov. St. Maurice Hall, His^h-strRot. 

YOBK.— Harbour of Friendship. Lendal School-room. 7.30. 

Barrow-tn-Fijrne?S.— Hope of Barrow. Temp. Hall, Grecngate. 

Gi'ILDFOBD. -Rescue. Ward- street Hall. 7.30, 

Manchester, —Concilio et Lahore. 5, Fouutain-st., City. 7 p.m. 

PlymdutH-— Ark ol Love. Hope Chapel School-room, Ebring- 
ton -street. 


Jersey.— Sir H. Havolock. G. T. Hiiil. Uuion-st. Thursdiy 

DoBLiN. — St. Catheriuo's. Thomas Court. Tuesday. 

MONTE Video.- Southern Cross. 77, Calle delas Piedras Tues. 

MoNTB Video.— Pioneer. Catte Guarani, No. 19. Wednesday. 

BlELBOURNE.— Hope of Carltou. Independent Church School- 
room, Rathdown-street (near Eliza-street), Carlton. Monday. 
Grand Lodge of Boath Ans;rj.lla LO.Q.T. 
B. W. 0. Lodge of the World. 
Membeia of the Order emigrating to Sonth Anatr&IU will please 

tlL'tethe addroM of theG.W-S.- ff. W, Wiawood, I.O.Q.T. OlSce 

Adelaide, S.A. 

Aden, Arabia.— Hope of Aden, Steamer Point; Thursday, 7. '-C^ 
ALEXANDRIA.- Ut Prosim. Sailors' Home, Marina Wed. 7- 
Rawal Pindee— Excelsior. 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment. 

School-room, The Fort. Slonday, 7. L.D., Corpl. A. Brown. 
Cairo.— St. Andrew's. 1st Black Watch. Fencin? Room, 

Abbassiyoh Barracks. Thursday, 7. L.D., Sergt. G .Bed^on. 
Colchester. — Stronghold of Friendship. Inf. Sch., Camp, Wed. 
Egypt. — Lome, N.W. Block, Rainleh Barracks. 
H.M.S. Superb, ZANTB.— Rose of the East. Tucs. 
PoBTSKA.- Portsmouth Garrison. Cairo Restaurant. Sat. 7. 
Ramleh (Egypt).— Branch of Egypt's First. E, Palace. Tues. 7 
Malta.— Bhrops tire Guiding Star a,, The Best. Wed., 7 p.m. 
Nkwby. — Homeward Bound, M13. Infant School. Mon,7. 
Old Brompton.— Red. White and Blue. I.O.G.T. Hall. Sat. 7. 
PoRTSEA,— Nil Desperandum. Cairo Resturant. Thursday. 7. 


X"W and honestly realised by persons of either 
SEX, without hindrance to present occupation. — For 
particular- and Sample enclose addressed envelope to 
Evans, Watts, & Cosipany, (P 112), Merchants, Bir- 
mingham. — This is genuine. 

(iC) Weekly may easily be earned by persons of 
dJ/C either sex selling the Parker Umbrella (regi: 
tered). — Por particulars, address stamped directed euv 
lope to J. P. Parker; Umbrella Works, Sheffield. 

SWALLOWING POISON. Spurts of disgusting 
mucou3 from the nostrils, or dropping upon the 
tonsils, a stooped-up feeling in the head and dull pains 
in the forehead, with incessant blowing of the nose, 
hawkingand spitting, and a bad breath ; this is Catarrh, 
the forerunner of (Consumption. No other such loath- 
some and treacherous malady curses mankind. While 
asleep the Catarrhal impurities are inhaled into the 
Lungs, and swallowed into the Stomach to Poison every 
part of the system. Dr. Lane's Catarrh Cure affords im- 
mediate relief and a permanent Cure of this dangerous 
and unpleasant disea-e, relieves headache, and purifies 
the breath. It is sold by all Chemists and Dealers. A 
Treatise on Catarrh, its treatment and Cure, sent free, 
post paid, to anybody on application ; or a Sample Bottle 
of the IlemeJy sent, carnage paid, to any address on 
receipt of Is.— Address, Fredk. W. Halk, G1, Chandoe- 
(itreet, Covent Garden, London. 

Wanted, Ladies and Yiamg Men to work for us, 
full or spare time ; work sent by Parcels Post ; no can- 
vassing. —Full particulars free from Novelty Company, 
.■50, Leicester-square, London. 


Tlie following letter from Bro. R. Sands.of White- 
haven, has previously appeared in our columns, 
and its proposals have had the consideration of the 
G.L. Executive. As the subject will doubtless come 
up for discussion at Newport, wa republish the 
letttr at the suggestion of the Executive ; — 

" It is with a view to letain as many of our 
members as possible that I desire to make a sup;- 
gestion in a direction rather different from any- 
thing hitherto proposed. At last G.L. Session a 
proposition was mad'3, that "No member should 
bo suspended or expelled for non-payment of dues." 
Tliis was not adopted, because, I think, of the con- 
dition appended, viz. : that any member duly 
notified who shall neglect or refuse to pay, when 
able, may bo charged witli contempt. It is, how- 
ever, I think, a sound principle that no member 
should be suspended or expelled for non-payment 
of dues. Itseeriis somewhat inconsistent to impose 
on members a life-long obligation, and to initiate 
them with all the secrets of our Order, and then, 
altlioughtheyremainfaithfultothepledge.if they are 
either unable orunwillingto pay the subscription we 
cast them off.leave them to d* as they like regarding 
the life-long pledge, and cease to have any super- 
vision or control over them. Now the remedy I 
suggest is this: — To provide a plaw wUkin the 
Ordtr for members who from any cansn whatever 
cease to pay their quarterly dues. This might 
be done by amending the constitution so 
as to provide :— Ist. That all persuns joining 
the Order shall remain members for life, 
except they are legally expelled or resign their 
membership in writing. 2nd. After all has been 
done which the law requires for obtaining the 
quarterly dues, and failed, the names of those who 
are two quarters in arrear shall be reported to the 
Lodge, and (unless it is deemed prudent to adopt 
any special means) they shall then be transferred 
to the roll of noii-suhscrihiiKj members. Non- 
subscribing members would not be entitled to the 
and could not therefore attend 
regular meetings of the Lodge, on 
any matter of business, but in lieu of this- 
they might be fornishcd with a non-subscribers' 
card, which would admit them to one or two ses- 
sions each quarter, set apart for their reception, and ^ 
being in possession of the unwritten work, the busi- . 
ness of the Lodge could proceed as on any other' i 
Lodge session; but on such occasions it would be ■ 
desirable to have as much time as possible appro- 
priated to the good of the Order, when the non-sub- 
scribing members might be invited to take part, and 
have their names on the Lodge programme. They 
should be regularly visited, say, once a quarter, and 
should anyone be known to have violated the 
obligation, he should be reported as any other 
member, and be dealt with in precisely the same 
manner, and be at liberty to come up to any 
regular Lodge session for re-obligation. Should 
any non-subscribing member wish at any time to 
resume his priviledges of full membership, 
he could do so by paying the current 
quarter's dues, when he would receive the pass- 
word and have his name transferred to the roll 
of ordinary members. The advantages will be aa 
follows : — 1st. The members would understand 
that abstention from the Lodge and non-payment 
of dues would not deprive them of membership 
or absolve them from their life-long obligation. 
2nd. We should have a much larger membership, 
and thus gain the advantage and influence which 
numbers can give. There would be no diffi- 
culty as to the i^ayment of tax as the returns 
would shew the number of regular and non- 
subscribing members separately, giving a grand 
total of the whole. 3rd. It would put us on an ; 
equal footing with other societies, such as the 
C.E T.S. , whose subscription is merely nominal. 
I might mention other advantages but the above 
may suffice. 1 shall be glad to hear what can be 
said for and against this scheme, and if it should 
ultimately lead to the adoption of a well-considered 
method, adding to the strength and efficiency of 
our noble Order, my object will be accomplished. *' 
- R. Sakds. 


Sehly. — April 20, at The Retreat, Hackney, London, the 
wife of Bro. Reginald Seely (of Trinity Lodge), of 

Tompkins— WioLKY— On ISth iost., at Aston, Birming- 
ham, Bro. A. Tompkius,_ P. W.D.3., Bedfordshire, 

Presentation. —At the closing session of the 
Cleethorpes Primitive Slethodist Bible-class, held 
on Friday evening, April 10, a handsome time- 
piece was presented to Bro. Rev. \V. Mainprize, 
D.C.T. for Lincoln. Addresses testifying to the 
benefits received from the class and from Bro. 
nam, riro. A. TompKius. jf.w.Li.s., ±5eatord3iure, Mainprize's general ministry were given by several 
Associate Temple Lodge, London, to Miss Gertrude O' the members, all of whom are active Temperance 
Wigley, of Aston, \ workers. 

APEll 26, 1886. 



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Is made from a simple trnpical Jcaf of rare value, and is a 
positive remedy for all diseases that cause pains iu the 
lower part of the body ; for torpid liver, headache, jaun- 
dice, dizzines.s, gravel, and all difflculties of the kidneys, 
Hver, and urinary organs. For Female Dieeases it has no 
equal, ft restores the organs that male the blood, and hence 
is the best Blood Purifier. It is the only known remedv 
that euros BRIGHT'S DISEASE. 

(For Diabetes use Wamer'i So/c Diabetes Cure, 416 per Bottle.) 
Take WARNER'S SAFE CURE and no other. For sale by all 
Chemists and Druggists, and at the Stores. Price 4/6. If your 
chemist does not keep it, and will not order it, send your 
oidetB to H, H. WARNER i CO., 47, FARRINGDON ST., LONBOM, Lt. 



In Hoses at Is. lid.. 2». 9d., 4e. Cd.. and lis. 



: tn Boies at Is. IjJ. 2s. Od., 4s. 6d., and lis. 






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Vol. XIII. No. 641. prrp"!'^] MONDAY, MAT 3, 1886. [^.e„?pU] One Penny. 



The Annual Session of our Grand Lodge was 
opened on the afternoon of Easter Monday, in the 
Royal Albert Hall, Newport. A number of Reps, 
and visitors had arrived durins; the previous week, 
and some had visited the picturesque scenery of 
South Wales, and enjoyed rambles on the Mon- 
mouthshire Hills. On Saturday evening, the 24th 
ult. , a 

Great Juvenile Demonstration 
was held as the firet public meeting in connection 
with the Grand Lodge Session, in the Royal Albert 
Hall, in support of the Juvenile Order. The 
attendance was larae, and a right good start was 
made. E. Grove, Esq., who presided, welcomed 

the Grand Lodge to Newport, and alluded to the I , - r r -- 

town as having a population of 45,000 and formers as they look upon the traffic in intoxicating 
over 180 public-houses. To get rid of these licensed ar'nl's, and at the misery and woe attendant upon 
' ' " ■' ■ ■ ■ the same. Paul saw God dishonoured in the city 

of Athens by the idolatry of the people. Wo see 
God dishonoured by the intemoerate habits of the 
people, and God forbid that we should look upon 
these things without feeling our hearts stirred 

as he gazed upon the great number of idols, which 
were exhibited everywhere ; these led him to the 
conclusion the whole city was given up to idolatry. 
Our historian tells us in ancient Athens the gods 
were so numerous it was easier to find a god than 
a man, there were so many the city was full of 
them. Paul being a Jew, and knowing the com- 
mand " Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven 
image or any likeness of anything that is in 
heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or 
that is in tlie water under the earth," could not 
look upon the many images in Atliens 
without feeling stirred. Any sense of 
art beauty which he may have had was 
overpowered by his horror at the thought that 
men bowed down and worshipped these idols instead 
of the true God. I have selected these words as a 
text upon which to base a few remarks on Temper- 
ance, as I consider they very aptly express the 
feelings of all Good Templars and Temperance re- 

temptations they needed enthusiasm, which, he 
hoped, they would derive from the meeting of the 
Grand Lodge in their town. The claims of the 
Juvenile Order were ably advocated by Sister Wal- 
Bhaw, G.S.J. T., Bro. Samuel Insull, Rev. Joseph 
Aston, G.W.Chap, Rev. J. McNab, Rev. C. Ayliffe. 
Amongst those present we noticed Bro. and Sister 
Eccles, Bro. and Sister Stacey Watson, Bro. P. 
G. Whitehead, Bro. J. Walshaw. 

The Juvenile Templars, about 400, were present, 
wearing the regalia of the Order, and gave selec- 
tions of music in a spirited style, reflecting great 
credit upon themselves and upon the conductor and 
accompanist. During the evening the children 
listened very attentively to the addresses, and were 
evidently interested equally with the adults, and 
far beyond the generality of children, and their 
behaviour was a credit to their teachers. 

At the close of the meeting it was stated that 
Monmouth had for the second time won the 
Juvenile Templar Challenge Shield. The announce- 
ment evoked great enthusiasm. 

On Easter Sunday a large number of Temperance 
sermons were preached in the various places of 

The Official Annual Sermon 
was preached in the afternoon by the Grand 
Worthy Chaplain, Bro. the Rev. Joseph Aston, in 
the Town Hall. The platform was well tilled, and 
the singing led by the Blue Ribbon Choir. Bro. 
Robert Mansergh, P.G.W.C., conducted the 
opening service, and Bro. Rev. J. Thornley, of 
Sheffield, ottered prayer. 

Bro. Rev. Joseph Aston took for his text the 
lOth verse of the ITth chapter of Acts: "Now 
while Paul waited for them at Athens his spirit 
was stirred in him when he saw the city wholly 
given up to idolatry." 

The following is a condensed report of the address, 
which was listened to with ul^>$e attention : — 

The Apostle Paul had such a yrand conception of 
the importance of the Mission to which God had 
called him, that it was impossible for him at any 
time to wait in idleness. The work to be done 
was so vast, and the time to do it in so short, that 
his heart over burned to be engaged. Hence we 
find as he waits at Athens for Silas and Timotheus 
to come to him, he busied himself to ascertain the 
condition of the people in that city. Passing 
along tho streets, his spirit was stirred in him ; 
a paroxysm of agony seized his whole aatore 

We rejoice in the progress made by the Temper- 
ance movement during the last half-century. 
The pioneers of this movement found the ministers 
of the Gospel with few exceptions out of sympathy 
with them, if not opposed to them, and the pulpits 
of our churches and chapels nearly all closed 
against those who desired to advocate this cause. 
Now it is just the opposite, \,'e are pleased to 
recognise the fact that the Christian Church has 
aroused herself to stem the tide of intemperance, 
and to aid the Temperance cause. This is as it 
should be, for ministers of the Gospel have as their 
text-book the Word of God ; and as we look over 
our Bibles we find throughout intemperance and 
drunkenness condemned and Temperance and 
sobriety taught. Solomon in his Proverb 
1, " Wine is a mocker, strong drink is 
raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby is not 
wise," chap. xx. 1 ; and in another place .he attri- 
butes woe, sorrow, contentions, babbling, and 
nds to drinking. Isaiah pronounces a woe upon 
drinkers, v. 11, and Habbakuk a woe on those who 
tempt others to drink, ii. 15. Jesus bade His 
disciples to take heed lest at any time their hearts 
be overcharged with drunkenness. Luke xxi. ,34, 
and Paul in his Epistle to the Corinthians tells us 
no drunkard shall inherit the Kingdom of God. 
Our gathering to-day represents a Gospel Temper- 
ance organisation, consisting of men and women 
of all ranks of society, and of boys and girls, who 
are banded together to do their utmost to 
remove this great evil of intemperance from our 
land. We notice 

1. — All Temjjeranee urirkers feel tJieir hearts stirred 
in them as they look upon the evils of intemperance. 
We have those with us to-day who have felt 
stirred for years past, and to-day they are moved 
as much as ever, for in spite of all the efforts of the 
past 50 years the evil is in our midst to-day. 
Everyone will admit that intemperance is an evil, a 
fruitful source of poverty, misery, disgrace, 
crime and death. Admitting this to be the ca^e 
the wonder is that more are not stirred to 
earnest efforts to remove the evil. We know that 
as the drink-tide of a nation rises, happiness 

and comfort sink, and degradation and misery rise. 
We have in this drink traffic an evil which causes 
more misery and sorrow and more deaths than pes- 
tilence, war and famine combined. As we have 
read the accounts of the sufferings and deaths 
caused by pestilence and famine, we have been 
moved to pray that the Lord would remove the 
scourge. As we have pictured the horrible scenes, 
which eye-witnesses behold on the battle-field, and 
havethought of the sufleringsandsorrow which would 
follow we have prayed, "Oh, Lord, hasten the time 
when war shall be no more." But dreadful as 
the horrors of war may be, and we admit they are 
dreadful, yet compared to the horrors attendant 
on intemperance they are insignificant. If it can 
bo said of war it slays its thousands, it may be said 
of drink it slays its tens of thousands. We see 
much of the misery and woe caused by drink, yet 
we see but a small percentage. There is far more 
that we are never permitted to look upon. Loving 
hearts hide much : husbands with crushed spirits, 
and wives with broken hearts when in our pre- 
sence put on a smile and appear to be happy, and 
yet all the time their burden of sorrow is almost 
more than they can bear. Parents, bowed down with 
sorrowowingtotheintemperatehabitsof alovedson, 
will not let us know how much they have to bear, 
or how bitter their cup is. This evil is one which 
robs home of all its attractions and comforts, and 
many once happy homes are to-day desolate. 
Families once united by the tenderest ties of love 
have been scattered by this foe, and those who 
were once the pride and joy of home have been dis- 
graced and ruined. We have heard much about 
the "bitter cry" of outcast London and of 
Horrible London." We ask what causes the bitter 
cry. We answer, to a very large extent, "drink." 
Hearts crushed cry out in bitterness and the misery 
and shame which follow make it horrible. It is 
an evil we all have aufifered from more or less. No 
evil lobs the Christian Church as this, it has entered 
her pulpits and dragged down her brightest stars 
and most eloquent ministers, and to-day they are 
hiding away from society in shame. It has entered 
our colleges and cursed those who were studying 
for the ministry ; it has degraded some of her most 
useful officials and members, and has proved the 
ruin of thousands of Sunday-school scholars. It is 
a great hindrance to the spread of the Gospel both 
at home and abroad ; it is the great stumbling-block 
that we desire to have removed. 

Our jea!o«si/ /or (?orf's<(Joi;/ caused our hearts to 
be stirred within us. We see God dishocoured, 
and man who was created in His own image, and 
who has an infinite soul degraded and ruined body 
and soul for ever and ever. We pray, "Thy 
Kingdom come. Thy will be done in eartli as it is 
Heaven," but here is a great evil in our midst, 
which hinders the spread of His Kingdom. 

Our compassion for tlie suffering ones causes our 
hearts to be sti-red in us. We think of the broken- 
hearted wives, whose days are days of sadness and 
sorrow, we think of parents dragged down to the 
grave with the bitterness of grief, we look at the 
poor neglected, crueliy-trcated, half-starved little 
ones with no one to care for them, and our heart 
is stirred within us as we look on such sights. 

The thought that our own loved ones as tkeu qrow 
lip u-ill be exposed to danger stirs our hearts. So long 
as this evil is allowed to exist there is a danger that 
our sons and daughters may be cui-sed by it. That 
boy who is to-day the pride of his father, and 
whose life seems »o full of promise, is in danger of 



May 3, 1886. 

being dragged down and ruined by this foe. That 
dau;^hter,who is the joy of hermother, and beloved 
by all, is in danger of bein« led astray by this evil, 
and the pure and innocent one is in danger 
of being stained and polluted. There is a possibi- 
lity of your loved ones, parents, being cursed. 
Can you think of it and be unmoved ? God forbid ! 
but may all feel stirred to action. We are charged 
.■with being too enthusiastic and with sliewing too 
much earnestness. Those who prefer the charge 
surely cannot realise tlie greatness of the evil. I 
am satisUed that if we all saw this evil in its true 
light, instead of lessening our earnestness we should 
be far more earnest. 

II. — Tempermice Workers being stirred put forth 
Efforts to SemoMc tht Evil. 
When Paul felt his spirit stirred in him he did 
not return home and sit deploring the state of things 
which prevailed in the city, but he determined to 
exert hiinself,and, if possible, eflect a change. In the 
nest verse we read, " He disputed in thesynagogue 
with the Jews, and the devout persons, and in tlie 
market daily with them that met with him." He 
pointed out the error and taught them a better 
way, preaching Christ unto them. In so doing, we 
see his consistency. There was the evil ; he saw it, 
and put forth eflbrts to remove it. As Temperance 
workers it should be our determination to actas Paul 
acted. Let us be consistent ; we see the evil, let our 
aim be to remove it. There are many people who 
declare themselves in favour of Temperance, and 
profess to be deeply concerned for the progress of 
the Temperance cause, who do little to extend its 
principles. They content themselves with grieving 
over the evil, and the misery and woe caused by 
intemperance. Let all unite for the overthrow of 
this evil, and, with God's blessing, the victory ere 
long shall be ours. If you would help in the re- 
moval of this evil, let me remind jou that, first of 
all, it is necesssary you yourself shall be free, other- 
wise you will have no influence. Had Paul to the 
least extent patronised the evil he saw in Athens, 
when he declared himself opposed to it, his words 
would liave been as idle words to thosewholistened. 
So wiihthose who would help in revioving tJt-eevil of 
intfimptrawe from our land, it is important that they 
.fhall not ill the least pationlsi that which causes the 
intemperanc. they deplore. The moderate drinker 
will never be- a successful advocate of the Temper- 
ance cause — his examp'e is on the wrong side. Until 
3'ou first abituin yourself you are not the one to war 
against "strong drink"; you are not the one to go to 
rescue the perishing, and to shew to ths poor 
drunkard a safe and better way. Depend upon it 
your way is not a safe way for the drunkard to walk 
111. He will never be safe until he takes the patli 
of abstinence. Let all sign the pledge, and then 
stand out boldly for the cause tliey have espoused, 
and do their utmost to aid in the spread of Temper- 
ance. As you look at the poor fallen ones, who 
are the victims of strong drink, remind yourself they 
are your brothers andsisters, fallen though they are. 
and let that compassion which moved the Saviour 
to come to save you, move you to do your utmost to 
save them from the evil whicli has cursed thorn. 
And if you would do your utmost you must sign 
the pledge. We want the spirit of Paul when he 
said, "It meat make my brother to ofl'cnd, I will 
eat 110 flesh while this world staiideth, 
lest I make my brother to offend." (1 Cor. 
viii. 13.) You may yourself be strong, but for 
the sake of your weak brother become as one that 
is weak that you may gain him. And remember, 
many of those who are to-day with the fallen ones 
once made their boast that they were strong ; but 
alas ! the stronjr one has been overcome, 
Agaiii, if ijou would do your vtnuist 
to remove this ceil, join liands v:ifh fhofic 
who are engaged in this warfare, connect yourself 
■with some Temperance organisation. Thus con- 
nected, you will be able to accomplish more than 
you will do by standing aloof. As a nation, we 
owe much to the Temperance societies that exist. 
The hate Lord Shaftesbury said, "But for Temper- 
ance societies we, as a nation, should havo been 
plunged into such a flood of drunkenness and im- 
morality as to render our country uninhabitable." 
If I must recommendto you asociety, I would most 
heartily recommend the one represented here to-day, 
thelndependentOrderof (JoodTemplars. It has been 
pronounced the most complete of any; it is an Order 
■which recognises the universal brotherliood of man, 
and is a thorough Gospel Temperance organisation; 
knowing that our success depends on God blessing 
our efforts, our Order requires all its meuibers to 
believe in His existence. Our weekly meetings are 
all opened and closed with prayer, and over all that 
joint prayer 18 offered that they may bo strengthened 

in the hour of temptation, and be kept faithful 
until death. 

In our efforts we are encouraged, and though the 
evil still exists to a very alarming extent, our trust 
is in God. In His name we go forward and 
labour on, assured that victory shall ore long be 
proclaimed on our side. The fue is strong, but with 
God on our side we havo no cause fur fear ; "we 
march forward to sure and certain victory. The day 
shall come when the foe shall be vanquished and our 
land shall be free. May God haste that day. 

W5S formally opened on Monday afternoon at 2.30. 
We postpone a report of the proceedings, so as to 
make it the more complete in our next issue. After 
the Grand Lodge Degree had been conferred upon 
73 candidates, 


were introduced from kindred societies. Mr. Edwin 
Grove and Mr. Charles Barfoot welcomed the 
Grand Lodge to Newport on behalf of the Band of 
Hope Union; Mr. Linden Mooro spoke for the Star 
of Usk Tent of the Reo'iab.ta Or.ler ; Bro. W. H. 
Brown on behalf of the South Monmouth District 
of the same Order, and Mr. E. J. Smith for the 
Newport Temperance Society. 

Mr. E. H. Carbutt, M.P., introduced a deputa- 
tion from tlie United Kingdom Alliance. The hon. 
member remarked upon his friendship with Sir 
Wilfrid Lawson, and to his having often voted with 
him on Temperance questions. 

Bro. .Malin3,G. W.C.T.j in reply, expressed special 
pleasure at the presence of the borough member,and 
to his being in Parliament the right man in the right 
place. He also expressed concurrence in the aims of 
all the societies represented. 

Cheers were given for the deputations as they 
retired, and the latter, led by Mr. Carbutt, M. P., 
returned the compliment. 

On the rising of Grand Lodge a 

Tea Meeting .ajjd Great Poblic Reception 
were held. A very large number sat down to tea in 
the Tabernacle School-room, Dock-street, and at 7.30 
a crowded meeting was held in the Royal Albert 
Hall, presided over by E. H. Caibutt, Esq., M.P. 
for the borough of Newport. There were present on 
the platform Alderman J. R. Jacob, H. Phillips, 
Esq., .LP ,E.Grove,E3q.,Bro. Rov.C. H.Poppleton, 
Bros. Gilbert Archer, G.W.C.T. of Scotland, W. T. 
Raper, G.W.C.T. of Wales, J. Malins, G.W.C.T., 
George Dodds, G.W.Co., J. Kempster, G.E.S., 
Sister Walshaw, G.S..J.T., Sister Robson, 
O.W.V.T., Jno. B. Ceilings, G.W.Sec, Edward 
Wood, G.W.T., Rev. J. Aston, G.W.Chap., J. 
Derrington, G.W.M., J. Walshaw, P.G.W.M., A. 
E. Eccles, P.G.W.T., and many others. 

The Blue Ribbon Choir (under the leadership of 
Mr. W. Nathan) gave a selection of music during 
the evening. 

After prayer by Bro. Rev. Joseph Aston, G.W. 
Chap., the chairman, E. H. Caibutt, Esq., M.P.*f 
who was very heartily received, said that he was 
pleased to be present in order to welcome the 
Grand Lodge of England, a society that was doing 
its best to wage war with the evils of intemperance 
— which the Prime Minister said had done more 
to cause poverty than " war, pestilence, and 
famine,*' and there was no doubt the present 
House of Commons was in earnest to do all it 
could to further the Temperance movement by 
legislation. Unfortunately, they had lost their 
leader. Sir Wilfrid Lawson, but they hoped 
soon to see him back in his place again. 
Although only threo months have passed since Par- 
liament had been in session, one Sunday Closing 
Bill had passed that House — that of the County of 
Durham ; that had now to go to the House of Lords. 
He was glad to know that Good Templars had 
opened Lodges in Belgium, in Hamburg, and also 
in Norway and Sweden and other parts of the world ; 
but here, in tliis country, they were mostly engaged 
and doing good work. He was glad to have met their 
Grand Chief — Grand Master— (latlghter)— Mr. 
Malins. (Applause.) He had had mtich corre- 
spondence with him, but had never met him till 
that day. It was always a pleasure to meet a corre- 
spondent. He had great pleasure in welcoming 
Mm as their Chief that evening. (Applause.) 

Short but hearty addresses of welcome were also 
given by Edwin Grove, Esq., Rev. J. H. 
Poppleton, Henry Phillips, Esq,, J. P. The 
speeches of welcome were responded to by Bro. 
Joseph Malins, G.W.C.T., who expressed the 
hearty thanks of the Grand Lodge to the chair- 
man and those who had spoken on behalf of the 
local societies for their cordial welcome, but 

he was the worst man in the world to be 
called upon en such occasions as these. Ho 
was always a much better man at the close 
of a G.L. Session tlian at the beginning ; for the: 
mere preparation for it pretty nearly wore any onei 
out. It had been rightly said ihat many of thenii 
were captains and leaders, ^v■hicll was true : for 
every one of the representatives present had been, 
elected to represent 500 good and true Good; 
Templars, so that each represented a host of indi- 
viduals, everyone being a troop of 500 — and such a- 
troop — (laughter and applause) — some of them — 
all of them people of merit — more or less — 
(laughter)— mostly more— (laughter)— many of them 
people of culture, and some that cannot be polished 
anyway. (Laughter.) There never existed in 
this world an assembly so completely representative 
of society as Good Templary ; for it received the 
shoeblack and the orangeworaan as well as the 
member of Parliament and the marquis. Bro. 
Malins then gave some sketches of members present 
and the work they were engaged in. 

The meeting was also addressed by Bros. Gilbert 
Archer, G.W.C.T. of Scotland, Geo. Dodds, John 
Kempster, Sister Walshaw, Sister Gray, R. VV.D.M. 
(late of Antwerp), itc. The meeting was in every 
sense a most successful one, the )wU *a8 packed, 
the speeches short and hearty, and the audience 


On Wednesday the oflicers were elected as 
follows : — 
G.W.C.T., Joseph Malins, Birmingham. 
G.W.Co., John Edwards, Manchester. 
G.S.J.T., Joseph Walshaw, Halifax. 
G.E.S. , John Kempster, London. 
G.W.V.T., Catherine Impey, Street. 
G.W.S., John B. Collings, Liverpool. 
G.W.'J'., Josiah Derrington, Birmingham. 
G.W.Ch., William Winton, London. 
G. W.M., Rev. W. Mainprize, Lincoln. 



In reply to a resolution sent him from the Bir. 
mingham Convention of Lodges, the Right Hon. 
John Bright wrote to Bro. J. Powell ; Dear Sir, — 
I have signed a memorial [which Mr. Mclverhad 
charge of. — En.] on behalf of Henry Williams, and 
shall be glad if the appeal to the Home Secretary 
is successtul. I think the case against Williams 
most hurtful and the sentence oppressive and 
barbarous. — Yours respectfully, John Bright. 


The following definitions of the I.O.G.T. may be 
used either partially or as a whole, in a speech ex- 
planatory of the prijiciples and objects of the Order, 
Good Templai7 is 

1. Earnest Temperance. 

2. Educational Temperance. 

3. Religious Temperance. 

4. Persevering Temperance. 

5. Progressive Temperance- 
G. Systematic Temperance. 

7. Sympathetic Temperance. 

8. Political Temperance. 

9. Successful Teuiperance. 

10. Uncompromising Temperance. 

Good Temphn'. 

Foote, the comedian, travelling in the West of 
England, dined one day at an inn. When the 
cloth was removed the landlord asted him how he 
liked his fare. " I have dined as well as any man 
in England,"' said Foote. *' Except the Mayor," 
cried the landlord. "I do not except anybody 
whatever," said he. " But you must I " screamed 
the host. " I won't ! " "You must!" At 
length the strife ended by the landlord (who 
was a petty magistrate) taking Foote before the 
I\Iayor, who observed that it had been customary 
in that town for a great number of years always to 
" except the Mayor," and accordingly fined him a 
shilling for not conforming to ancient custom. 
Upon this decision Foote paid the shilling, at the 
same time observing that he thought the landlord 
tlie greatest fool in Christendom — except the 

I May 3, 



report:of grand lodge executive. 

i^To the G. L. of Ewjlaivl, I.O.G.T. Niuiort, 
jilondaij, Euilei; 188(3. 
Sisters and Brotheus, 

1. During the year your Executive have helj ele%'en 

meeting's, as follow :— Birmingham, Mav 18th 
and June oth ; London, July 15th'; Bir- 
mingham, August lith and September 15th • 
Manchester, October 12th ; Birmin</liam, 
Decembev 4th ; Grimsby, January 22nd '; 
Northampton, March l(5th ; Birmingham,' 
April IGth ; Newport, April 2(jth. Atten- 
dance : — G.W.C.T., 11; G.W.Co 6- 
G.S.J.T., 8; G.E.S,,y; G.W.V.T., 11- 
G.W. Sec, 11; G.W. Tr. 8 ; G.W.Chap., 10 ! 
G.\V.M.,11, The absence ot the G.W.Co., 
owing to continued illness, has been a cause 
for regret, and your Executive rejoice in his 

2. Appointment of Co.ii.MiitEES.— The Standing 

Committees were appointed as follows : — 

Appeals Committee.— Bios. J. Harrison, W. 
Cheshire ; R. Sands, Cumberland, W. ; Rev. W. 
Ennor, Isle of Wi^ht ; Rev. J. J. Cooper, North- 
ampton, S. ; A. R. Bolwell, Somerset, E. 

Aej^ro Mission Committee.— Bros. Rev. J. Mac- 
kenzie, Durham, N. ; Rev. H. J. Boyd, Yorks., 
S.W. ; J. Glaisyer, Yorks., N. ; Sisters C. Impey, 
Somerset, Mid. ; M. E. Docwra, Essex ; A. M. 
Green, Lancashire, S.W. j Lizzie Osboru, 
Gloucester, \V. ; with all members of the R. W. G. L. 
Committee resident in this jurisdiction as c.':-officio 

Orphanaije Committee. — Sisters Lucas, Middlesex; 
Robson, Cheshire, W. ; Brothers J. Malins, 
Wariyick ; C. Stacey- Watson, Norfolk ; F. W. 
Dirableby, Surrey, E. and M. 

Political Action Committee: — Brothers .John 
Kempsler, Essex : John Mann, Surrey E. and M. • 
J. W. Padfield, Gloucester, W. ; J. H. Retallaok- 
Moloney, Middlesex ; N. W. Hubbard, Surrey, E. 
and M. ; W. Dodgson, Durham, S. ; J. R. 
Weatherill, Lancashire, S.E. 

The following Special Committees were also 
appoiuted : — 

Reform of the Order Committee. — Bros. J. Der- 
rington, Worcester ; J. W. Hopkins, Gloucester, 
E. ; J. E. Poulter, Warwick ; D. Y. Scott, 
Warwick ; W. Dodgson, Durham, S. 

Committee oji Loi/je Programmes. — Bros. J. E. 
Poultor, Warwick ; D. Y. Scott, Warwick ; W. 
Hobkirk, Northumberland; Sisters Young, Stafiford, 
S.; M. E. Docwra, Essex. 

Committee on Uyrnn Books.— Bros. J. Malins, 
Warwick ; R. P. J. Simpson, Cheshire, W. (Sec.) ; 
Rev. W. Mottram, Gloucester, W. ; E. Ha rbert, 
Isle of Wight ; J. W. Hopkins, Gloucester, E. ; 
Rev. E. Franks, Lancashire, S. W. ; Sister Youn", 
Stafford, S. 


Sister Robson, G.W.V.T., and Bro. A. E. Eccles, 
P.G.W.T. ; Grand Lodge of Ireland, Bro. Rev. 
W. Mottram, P.G.W.Chap. ; English Grand Lodge 
of Wales, Bro. D. Y. Scott, P.G.W.Co. ; Grand 
Lodge of Scotland, Bro. Malins, G.W.C.T., and 
Bro. and Sister Osborn ; Grand Lodge of Channel 
Islands, Bro. Winton, P.G.W.C.T. 

We have also been represented at other impor- 
tant gatlierings as follows :— North Staffordshire 
Temperance Demonstration, Bro, Rev. J. Aston, 
G.W.Ch. ; British Temperance League, Bro. R. 
llanscrgh, P.G.W.Co. ; Rechabite Jubilee Meetings, 
Bro. Malins, G.W.C.T., etc., Ac. ; National Coffee 
House Conference, Bro. J. Harrison, P.D.C.T. ; 
West of England League, Bro. J. Rae ; North of 
England League, Bro. Malins, G.W.C.T., Bro. 
Dodds, G.W.Co., Sister Robson, G.W. A^T., Bro. 
Ceilings, G.W.Sec. ; United Kingdom Alliance, by 
the Executive as a whole ; Church Congress (Tem- 
perance Meeting), Bro. Rev. W. H. Cariss ; Mid- 
land Temperance League, Bro. D. Y. Scott, 
P.G.W.Co. ; Sunday Closing Association, Bro. J. 
Edwards, P.G.W.C.T. 

The G.W.C.T. and Sister Gray, P.G.D.M., re- 
presented their G.L. at the conference at Antwerp, 
and wc learn that in addition to the conference — 
which was conducted in French— an English 
Juvenile meeting and an English adult meeting 
was held ; a women's meeting was held, resulting 
in the formation of the first Women's Abstinence 
Society on the Continent ; and soon afterwards 
another meeting followed at Brussels, where tlie 
first native General Abstinence Society in Belgium 
was formed. 

This G.L. has during the past year been repre- 
sented on tlie Federation by Bros, Malins, Kemp- 
ster, Hilton, Mann, and Maloney. Since Grand 
Lodge the Rechabites have withdrawn, owing to 
their being a non-politioal benefit society ; while 
the Methodist Free Church Temperance League, 
and Primitive Methodist Temperance Society have 
joined. Early in the year a communication was 
sent to every Member of Parliament, wherein all 
the federated societies protested against the pro- 
posed mutilation of the entire Sunday Closing Bill 
In the summer the Federation vainly sought 
to induce the Premier, Mr. Gladstone, "to 
receive a deputation, and it subsequently sent 
him a joint memorial clearly demanding the inclu- 
sion of the Direct Veto power in any Government 
Local Option measure, but no reply was received 
prior to the speedy change of Government. At the 
Federation's Autumnal Meeting at Manchester, a 
Sunday Closing and Direct Veto Manifesto to 
electors on the pending General Election was 
adopted, and was widely publielied — no such united 
call for prohibitory political action having 
previously been issued. Separate memorials 
were promoted and collectively presented 

The Grand Lodge referred several resolutions to from the Federated Societies in relation to 
U3_ at last_ session, which were dealt with as | tne Poole Perjury rasa. The Government was 

follows :— (Digest) 09 and 100 (referring to the 
claim of a tmnsfcfred P.C. I', to the P.C.T.'s chair) 
not adopted, as the R.W.G. L.'s decision in 1875 was 
in accordance with Grand Lodge action. No. 101 
(Transfer of Naval Lodges) not adopted. No. 102 
(Transfer ot Military Lodges). The Executive 
were in favour of the" Naval and Military being 
on tlie same footing, except in cases when 
the regiment is transferred for a known 
period exceeding six months. No 103 (in favour 
of R. W.G.L. fixing uniform foes tor G.L. Degrees,) 
not adopted. Nos. 104, 105, lOti (in favour of 
Lodge Directory). The Executive were of opinion 
that it was undesirable to issue a Lodge Directory, 
inasmuch as the former publication of one was not 
largely supported, .and resulted in considerable loss. 
No. 107 (Visiting Deputies at disembarking stations 
for Naval and Military Lodges) referred to tli 
G.W.C.T.., with powers. No. lOS (publication of 
list of D. Sees.). Resolved to print in VViTCHWonD, 
No. 112i (Temperance Sermons), adopted. 
No. 113! (urging the use of tlie Press), 
tirst paragraph adopted. No. 114«i (Special 
Programme Committee) adopted. The (-.L. at last 
session favoured the issue of a pocket certificate, on 
which a member of full service in his Lodge or 
Lodgan could be duly certified ; and the ".aine has, 
after consultation with R. W.G.L. officers, been 
jirepa ed and will short y be issued. 
a. Deputations to Sistek Guasd Lodoes.— 
The following represented us at the Annual Sessions 
of Sister Grand Lodges : — Welsh Grand Lodge, 

terrogated and counsel's opinion was sought with a 
view to stop the hawking of intoxicants on railway 
platforms, but the replies scarcely warranted legal 
proceedings. The Federation lias secured the 
names of different new M.P.'s to back their Bill to 
so Amend, &c., the Truck Act, as to prevent part- 
payment of Agricultural labourers' wages in in- 
toxicants. The Bill has been;con8idered at the 
conference of Temperance me.iibers of Parliament ; 
and certain diiiiculties in the way Bill, it is hoped, 
be soon overcome. The Federation, at its annual 
meeting, agreed to consult the federated societies 
as to whether, in view of Government delays.a Bill 
embodying the Direct Veto and other restrictions 
should bo drafted ; whether it would be wisest to 
press a Bill to suspend the further issue ot drink 
licences, pending the enactment of Local Option ; 
whether Mr. M 'Lagan should be pressed to at once 
extend his Scotch Local Option Bill, so as to in- 
clude England ; or whether it is expedient to first 
concentrate support on Mr. M'Lagan's Bill for 
Scotland, The carrying out of two successful sec- 
tional conferences, under the auspices of the Federa- 
tion, are dealt with in the G.W.C.T. 's Report. 

On the invitati.m of the Committee of the Social 
Science Congress, your Executive designate * Bros, 
ilalios, Kempstei, and Wood to represent the G.L. 
at the National Conference of Drink trade and 
l'em|)erance Ue!egates,held in Londi 

ment, has appeared in full in the Good Templaks' 
WATCHWOKDandintheJ/d'aHcc Vt'ics. The dusire for 
its issue in pamphlet form has bean so marked that 
your Executive determined to issue a large edition 
of 32 pages at one penny, and of this the United 
Kingdom Alliance has ordered 5,000 copies. Your 
Executive urge the immediate and general circula- 
tion of this as tlio cheapest and most complete 
paper ever published on a question, which may bo 
strongly pressed by our opponents in the near 
future. Your Executive were glad to find tliat the 
D.L.'s of Beds, Cambridge, Oxford, and West Kent 
sent delegates, and wish that other nearer D.L.'s 
had also been represented. 

In consequence of the vote of last Grand Lodge 
your Executive were compelled to give their very 
earnest consideration to this department. The 
work of Bro. D. Y. Scott, Superintendent of Homo 
Missions, was evidently greatly appreciated by the 
various Districts, and the constant demands upon 
his time were very heartily responded to. 'I'lio 
fact, however, remained that the contributions fell 
so far short of meeting the expenses incurred, that 
your Executive felt they had no ahernative 
but to terminate the engagement with Bro. 
D. Y, Scott, as there seemed no prospect 
of the income increasing sufficiently to 
warrant the continuance of his services ; at the 
same time conveying to Bro. Scott their high ap- 
preciation of the very valuable services rendered to 
the Order by him, and their regret that the 
financial position of the department was not such as 
to enable them to retain his services. 

Bro. .T. Wrathall has continued to do good work 
in the Northern counties. It is, however, only 
just to state that had the continuance of this mis- 
sion work depended upon the contributions of the 
Lodges in these counties, it would have been given 
up long ago. The personal contributions through 
the efforts of Bro. Woods, P. G.W. Sec, have 
largely sustained this branch. 

The financial statement presented with the 
accounts will shew that the debit balance of £119 
odd atrainstthis fund has increased during the year 
to £267- 

Your Executive cannot but think that by a little 
more regular and systematic effort on the part of 
District Executives to interest the Subordinate 
Lodges in the fund, the amount contributed might 
be largely increased, and both the District Execu- 
tive and Grand Lodge Executive be enabled to 
extend the work. 


Your Executive, finding that tho premises 
which the business ot the Grand Lodge has for 
many years been conducted were likely to be pulled 
down for town improvements, thought it wise to at 
once inquire for suitable offices elsewhere, rather 
than wait to be turned out. A very suitable and 
excellent block of buildings in Edmund-street, 
near Snow-hill Station, were vacant, and were 
offered for sale under such very exceptionable cir- 
mstances as rendered them a most desirable 
investment. After full consideration it was decided 
to purchase the buildings, providing suitable 
arrangements could be como to, and this was done ; 
the following brethren acting as purchasers on 
behalf of the Grand Lodge : — Bros. Malins, Wood, 
Mansergh, Derrington, Kempster, Collings, Eccles, 
Mann, Tyndall, Walshaw, and Poulter. 

Tho terms of purchase have been so arranged 
that the yearly expenditure of the Grand Lodge 
for rent will not be increased, but probably de- 
creased, while at the same time tho Grand Lodge 
will have premises unequalled by any Temperance 
organisation in the country. 

On completion of the purchase, tho necessary 
structural and other alterations had to be mads to 
render the premises suitable for our printing 
plant, and to conform to the provisions ot the 
Factory Act, under which we work. This will 
involve an outlay of about £200 ; and your Execu- 
tive have to acknowledge the very generous way in 
which Bro. J. Derringt .n, G.W.M., has advanced 
the sum necessary to enable the work to be com- 
pleted. It is hoped that this will speedily be 
cleared off. 

Execuive sent lettersot comlolence to the 
families of the Utt) Bros. Geo. Charlton, H D , 
James E<ldy,H.D., and D nald Cainpbell.P.D i;.T. 
TheG.W.C.i, and P.G.VVSec, Bro. Woods.repre- 


-. 1 J u- • ., i'"' ^"I'- ^^' ^*'' *''"''''' ^^'^ Gnvid Lodge at the funeral of Bro. 

ivhen Bro Kempster led oti in the first debate, and Charlton 

Bro. MaUns contributed one of the papers on John B. GooGH.-Tlie death of this eloquent 

Compensation. Ike latter, an exhaustive docu- advocate of total abstinence removes from the 


Mat 3, 1886: 

ranks of earnest workers one o£ world-wide fame ; 
and your Executive, togettier with every national 
Tein[)erance organisation. passed a resolution recog- 
nising his valuable services, and sympathising with 
his widort-. 

WiLLUM HoYLE. — In tlie death of one formerly 
hu closely connected with our Order as Mr. Hoylc, 
and one who has rendered such services to the cause 
of national sobriety, your Executive have recognised 
a national loss. A letter of condolence was sent to 
the family, and the Order was represented at the 
funeral by the G.W.Sec. and the P.G.W.C.T.,Bro. 
John Edwards. 

(n) Eitimate. — Your Executive submit the follow- 
ing estimate for the ensuing year : — 

Salary of G.W.C.T 

Salaries of Clerks 

Rents, Hates, Cleaning, Offices, Water, 

Coal, &c 140 

Office Stationery ... ... ... ... 40 

Postages and Telegrams 120 

Ofhcial Forms, Commissions, &c 50 

G. L. .Tournals, Reports, Digests, &c. ... 40 

Executive Council's Expenses 90 

G.VV.C.T.'s Travelling Expenses 37 

R.W.G.L. Tax 40 

Fire Insurance ... ... 8 

Audit 5 

Testimonials and Addresses ... ... ... 12 

Deputational Expenses 2,5 

Exchanges and free distribution of Watch- 
words and Literature to Foreign Lodges 5.5 
Juvenile TempleDepartment ... ... ... 75 

Bank Charges 20 

Expenses of G.L. Annual Session 25 

Political Action Department ... ... ... 60 

Reduction of Bank Overdraft 50 

Incidental 20 

Deduct estimated Profit on Trading , 



(h) To raise this amount your Executive recom- 
mend that the ta-x be continued at Id. per member 
per quarter (exclusive of the ^d. added for 
mileage), and which on an average of 74,000 mem- 
bers will realise £1,233 Gs. 8d., thus leaving a 
deficit of £54 ; and your Executive are of opinion 
that by careful attention the incoming Executive 
may so reduce some items of expense as to lessen 
the bank overdraft as estimated. 


(a) Grand Lodge Special Sessions. — During th) 
year eight special sessions of the Grand Lot* 
have been held, viz. : Crystal Palace, Chatham, 
Bradford, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Grimsby, North- 
ampton, Portsmouth, Antwerp, Egypt, and at 
Valparaiso, particulars of which will be given in 
the report of Credential Committee. A special 
session is projected for Penzance in July, when it 
is hoped that a large attendance may be facilitated 
by summer excursions to this most interesting 

(/<) The Crystal Palace Fete of last year, as 
in the preceding year, was arranged for by our 
Order, and was ably carried out by a joint com- 
mittee, on which Bros. Malins, Kempster, and 
Woods represented the Grand Lodge. The work, 
of course, almost wholly devolved upon the London 
brethren, Bro. Parncutt again being the indefatig- 
able secretary. The arrangements were never 
more perfect, and nearly 40,000 persons at- 
tended. Choir and cricket contests ; sports of all 
kinds ; a special Grand Lodge Session, where over 
.557 took its Degree ; a great procession, two large 
public meetings, presided over by Mr. Peter 
McLagan, M.P., and Bro. Malins, G.W.C.T., 
addressed by representative national Temperance 
bodies ; many musical meetings, and the tine sing- 
ini' of two Juvenile Templar and Band of Bope 
Choirs, of 5,000 voices each, most ably conducted 
by Bro. G. W. Williams, were parts of a wonderful 
programme, which our new R. W.G. Templar, Bro. 
Rev. W. G. Lane, of Nova Scotia, and other 
Iv.W.G.L. members also enjoyed. 

This Year's Cry.stal P,viace Fete is arranged 
liy the U.K. B.and of Hope Union. Your Execu- 
tive have agreed to the holding of a special session 
of Grand Lodge then ; and have arranged for a 
•deputation to the public meetings. The Fete taki 
place on July 13, and we trust our members will 
heartily support it. 
( ) Chakter Defence. Fund. — The R.W.G 

without any solicitation on the part of your Execu- 
tive, voted £250 towards this fund ; a generous 
action wliich the Grand Lodge will no doubt 
heartily acknowledge. 

(f/) Reference Library. — Upon entering into 
new premises your Executive determined to estab- 
lish a Temperance Reference Library, to be the 
property of the Grand Lodge, and to be kept in the 
Grand Lodge Othce. \\'ith the co-operation of 
brethren in various parts of the world, there is 
little doubt that a very valuable international 
collection will be gathered. Your Executive 
acknowledge contributions already from Bro. G. H. 
Graham, D.C.T. , of 17 volumes of the "Temper- 
ance Worker," and they very cordially invite others 
to fQ)}bw so good an example. 

LoDCE 702, and Min Surrey. — In con- 
of persistent refusal to obey the laws of 
fie Order, as to payment of tax, and after every 
effort had been made to induce compliance, your 
Executive were compelled to revoke the charter of 
this Lodge. 

(/) Departure of Past Grand LodgeOfficers. — 
During the year Bro. Rev. P. Aston, P. G.W. Chap., 
Bro. Thomas Chamberlain, J. P., P.G.W.T., and 
Bro. Tnos. W. Glover, P.G.W.M., have left Eng- 
land for the colonies. Your Executive conveyed 
to each their very hearty wishes for their future 
prosperity and happiness. 

(</) Badc.e of Merit. — At the last session of 
Grand Lodge it was decided to found a medal, in 
gold, silver, and brunze, as a distinguishing 
honorary badge of the Order ; such medals to be 
worn only by those to whom they have been 
presented by Grand, District, or Subordinate 
Lodges, in recognition of faithful service for the 
good of the Order. Your Executive invited 
Bro. R. P. J. Simpson to submit a design, 
which he kindly did, and estimates were obtained 
for producing the same. It was found that the 
cost of the dies would be £7, and that then the 
medals could be produced and sold, in gold at £6, 
silver 123., and bronze 33. 6d. each. As there 
seemed no evidence of .any demand for thera, your 
Executive did notsee their way to incur the expense, 
and await further instructions from Grand Lodge. 

(h) Prize Essay Competition. — The number of 
competitors for these prizes has been so small, and 
so little apparent interest has been taken in it, that 
your Executive determined not to offer any prize 
this year. 

(i) R.W.G. Lodge. — Vacancies in representation 
to R.W.G.L. occurred through the inability of 
Bros. Kempster and Mansergh to attend, which 
were fiHed by Sister C. Gray and Bro. W. 

New Book or Odes, Hymns, &c. — The 

ecial committee were re-appointed, and have con- 
tinued their labours, and have selected a large 
number of suitable hymns. They are now making 
the necessary inquiries as to copyright, and your 
Executive hope that during the coming year it may 
be found practicable to publish this book. 

(/.) Trade Manager and Office Work. — Shortly 

fter last Grand Lodge Session the trade manager, 
Bro. John E. Poulter, A.G.Sec, resigned his 
position in the Grand Lodge Office. After so many 
years of faithful service your Executive were un- 
willing to accept this, and intimated to Bro. Poulter 
their desire that he should withdraw it. A 
subsequent interview, however, having proved 
unavailing, the resignation was accepted, and a 
re-arrangementof office duties was necessary, which, 
it is hoped, will prove satisfactory, and at the 
same time reduce the expenditure. Bro. Poulter 
carries with him the hearty wishes of every 
member of the Executive for his futnro success. 

(I) Provident Fund. — The special committee 
appointed to prepare this scheme consisted of Bros. 
J. J. Woods, J. Malins, J. Harrison, C. Stacy- 
Watson, W. Williams, and F. W. Dimbleby, and 
we refer their revised report to the Grand Lodge. 

(in) Challenge Shields. — In accordance with 
the statistics embodied in report of the G.S.J. Tand 
G.W.Sec, the Juvenile Shield is awarded to 
Monmouth District Lodge, and the Adult Shield to 
the Military District Lodge. 

(ii) Redistribution of Districts. — Your Execu- 
tive decided that in cases where the constituency 
boundary lines under the new Redistribution Act 
have crossed the boundary lines of District Lodges, 
it is generally desiralile to so harmonise the District 
Lodge boundaries as to prevent a Parliamentary 
constituency being loft partly in one District and 
panly in another. 

(o) The Seventeenth Anniversary of the 
Ordep. in England was celebrated at its birthplace, 
Birmingham, by a Church parade and sermon on 

Cariss, H.D. preached ; and by a sermon in th# 
Town Hall by the Rev. W. Kipling Cox, 
W. D. Chap. ; and also by a special session of 
Grand Lodge, and tea party ; also a procession 
headed by the Birmingham Good Templar Band, 
and a great public meeting in the Town Hall, wli'.cn 
was kindly lent by the Mayor. G.L. Executive 
officers, the Kev. Charles Leach, and the ex-Mavor, 
Bro. Alderman White (whose teetotal jubilee has 
since been celebrated), gave addresses, and the 
Gospel Temperance Choir, led by Mr. Ralph 
Heaton, sang pieces, 

(()) Retention of Members Suspended for 
Arrears. — The resolutions passed at last 
Grand Lodge Session, which were referred 
to vour Executive, have been considered 
by 'them, and while heartily approving 
of the principle involved, your committee have 
been unable to arrive at any solution of the method 
for carrying out any such arrangement, and there- 
fore recommend that the question should be dis- 
cussed in Grand Lodge so that there may be a 
further expression of opinion from the membership, 
(r/) Orphanage.— The Orphanage Committee 
report will shew this admirable institution ts 
maintaining its most useful and beneficent course, 
and that its receipts for the year have been £1.1*" 
15s. 8d., as against an expenditure of £1,209 Is. 2d. 
The debt on the building fund, however, has been 
considerably reduced. The contributions of 
Lodges and Temples are less than last year, but they 
amount to the greater part of the total income, which 
has been aided by the bazaar at the Orohanage, in 
which the G.W.C.T., G.E.S., and G.W.T. took 
part, and by sales of work at Bristol and Tonbridge. 
(r) The Tempek.ance Hospital.— Your Executive 
were glad to note that the Good Templars' Stall, 
arranged by Bro. Hilton, materially aided the 
aospital Bazaar, and that our brethren also carried 
out a procession and service at Folkestone Town 
Hall, in behalf of this excellent institution. 
Fraternally submitt^ed, 

Joseph Malins, G.W.C.T. 

Geo. Dodds, G.W.Co. 

Lydia a. Walshaw, G.S.J.T. 

John Kempster, G.E S. 

Sarah H. Robson, G.W.V.T. 

John B. Collings, G.W.Sec. 

Edward Wood, G.W.T. 

Jos. Aston, G.W.Ch. 

J. Derbington, G.W.M. 






By Beo. John Duncan Eicha.rd30n. 

If true that drinking does not hurt yoo. 

Then wrong is right. 

And black Is white. 
And every hateful vice a virtue. 
If sweet the bitter fruits of folly, 

'Twixt me and yon. 

The false is true, 
And merriment is melancholy. 
Best drink too little than too mnoh, m»n ; 

Take time to think, 

Discard the drink, 
And you'll do well — or I'm a Dutchman. 

From " Srrmcn in Bhywe." 

Lodge, at the Stockholm session, unanimously, and] Sunday, September 13, when Bro. Rev. W. 


The Grand Lodge Times published some playful 
tit-bits from an anonymous contributor calling 
himself the "Grand Lodge Mouse." We quote 
the performances of the little vermin : — 

"A Welcome.— The 'Grand Lodge Mouse' 
fraternally and cordially offers a paw of welcome to 
the Grand Lodge nlKcors, Representatives, Past 
Representatives, and all visitors on this most 
auspicious occasion, and while tendering this sound 
of welcome, ' Mouse ' begs to say he is on the alert, 
and watchful, squeaks of approval or disapproval 
will from time to time be duly noted and recorded 
in the daily organ. " 

" Squeak the First. — The ' Grand Lodge 
Mouse ' thinks the nice looking brother, with the 
long fair hair, and winning voice, was rather 
premature in proposing that the Grand Lodge 
should close on Thursday evening. The ' Grand 
Lodge Mouse' having first had a peep at the 
programme, does not think it can possibly be 
finished by then, and that i' is very unsatisfactory 
and hardly fair to hand over questions that ought 
to be discussed in Grand Lodge, to nine members 
of Executive, however worthy and able they may 
be. The ' (irand Lodge Mouse ' thinks that 
distiiots sending up resolutions will be discouraged." 

May 3, 1886. 



Mlcommmiications fobe (uldreisetl'l HE EDITOR 
court. Fleet-street, London, E.C. 

" The News of the Lodges should constitute a public record for 
the important events in connection with ordinary lod"e 
Sessions, Pablic Meetings, Anniversaries, ic, in connection 
with the Order. It should refer, not to matters of mere 
local interest and to the everj-day occurences of ordinary 
Lodge Sessions, but to such matters as are of national 
Importance interesting alike to all chisses o( readers, 
stimulating some, encouraging others, and rejoicing all. 
For this purpose it should make mention of Essays and 
Papers read, of competitions in Reciting, Reading, and 
Singing, Temperance Bees, Queetion Box, and such like. 
And, Qnce a Quarter, the totil number Initiated or admitted 
by c.c, the total of membership, &c., may be given. Singing, 
Jleciting, Ac, at ordinary Lodge Sessions fhonld not be 
^-eported, as the same names of singers, reciters, 4c., occur 
week after week, and such news can only be of limited local 
.interest. When, however, a Public Auniversary, or other 
Meeting or Demonstration in connection with the Order 
■takes place, the names may be given of the chairman and of 
itliose taking part, and to save space these should be classified 

lihus ; Chairman, . Songs by , Recitations by 

^., &c. 

Lodge Hews should be sent as early as possible, ana 
cannot be reoelveS after Tuesday momlne for insertion 
la the following issue, except from Lodges meeting on 
Tuesday night, from which reports can he taken up to 
10 a.m. on Wednesday. 


Shoreditch.— " Hand of Friendship." March 30. Open 
Lodge. With the aid of Juvenile Temple choir a success- 
ful meeting was held.— April 13, Degree Temple con- 
ferred the Second Degree upon six members. \V\tlh- 
WOBItS sold. 

Loughboro' Junction. -" William Tweedie." April 
21. A deeply interesting, instructive, and scientific 
lecture, by Mr. D. MoGill, " Why I am an Abstainer " 
Bro. W. K. Hooper, W.D.Co., presided. A fair attend- 
ance. A session of the Lodge was held at the close. 

Cambridge Heath Bridge.— " Artisan." April 3. 
tiuarterly soiree ; grand success ; conducted by Bro. 
Lloyd ; singing, parlour games, and refreshments ; Bro. 
Jackson amused many by his electric battery. — April 10 
Practice night.— April 17.Bro. Herosley re-recommended 
as L.D., and Bro. W. G. Craft rfcnmmended as E.S 

Islington.— "Henry Ansell," April 21. Grand session, 
room crowded ; special vote of thanks given to Bro. 
Ansell for valuable services rendered ; Ero. Herbert 
Malcolm was elected as E.S., and Bro. Heniy Ansell wa 
j-e-elected as L.D. The election of officers was thei 
, proceeded with and was one of the keenest eve 
•If,'",';'^'^'^'''' ■ '''■"■ 'Jeddard, W.C.T. ; Sister Goddard 
.W.V.T.; Bro. KiUby, W.S. The Lodge will again shew 
an increase in membership, there being 126 paying 
-4nember8 in good standing. 

Clapbam-road.—" General Garfield." April 22. Two 
.initiated. Bro. Wyatt re-elected L.D. ; Bro. Fowler, 
lL.E.S. Visit of London Scots Lodge who officered and 
■ .entertained with songs, recitations, and flute solos 'Bro 
iBuohanan, W.C.T. ; enjoyable evening, .00 present. 

Balham.— "Welcome Home." April 8. Visit of 
Wro. N. W. Hubbard, P.D.C.T., who gave a stirring 
Address. Speeches were also given by Bros. Hawkins 
andDavies. Two initiated.— April l.->. Entertained by 
the Temple of Love J.T. The recitations and songs were 
creditably given ; refreshments were provided A very 
happy evening was spent; vi»it of Bro.' London, 
W.D..\.S.-April 22. The D.L.Rep. gave his report of 
D.L., which was well received. Sister Spurging nomi- 
nated as L.D., and Bro. Barton as L.E.S. 

Notting Hill-gate.— "Silver-street." April 1. One 
initiated ; one admitted as an Ancient Terap!ar. Two 
delegates sent ; appointed to serve on the Church 
Demonstration Committee. Pleasant evening passed. 
7r,^P"'J'- G"-<'«'"'K» received from the Priory Lodge, 
Uthcered and entertained by the jMarg.aret McCurey 
liOdge.-Apnl 15. Sister Thompson was recommended 
as L.D., and Bro. Hicks as L.E.S. Songs and readings 
by the members.— April 22. One admitted on cc 
(Jteetings received from the United Hearts Lodge' 
Chatham. A pleasant evening passed. Lodge steadily 
progressing. ' 


YOBK.— " Victorious." April 21. Good attendance- 
many visitors ; social tea! entertainment, "John Bull at 
Home." One readmitted ; two initiated ; one candidate 
proposed. Bro. H. M. Crrss recommended for L D 
and Bro. Madgwick as E.S. Cottage weekly miss'iori 
work reported. Addresses given by representative iVorW 
£aalern Dailij OazMe, and other speakers. A most 
enjoyable evening. 

Flkk-iwood.— "Benjamin Whitworth." April 19 
Coffee supper ; visitors piesent from Sheffield ; Bro T 
Riley gave an interesting account of a recent trip to 
Norway, ^ 

T ?"?■.;""" ^1''''''?°T\ April 20. Visited by the 
J . 1 ., the members of which gave a brief but exceedingly 

jnteresting programme, at the close each one 
taking part had a small gilt given by one of the 

-members. Bro. T. Proud was unanimously re- 

r. Coates &i 
reported ri 
Bro. J. A. 

commended as L.D., and Bro. Rev. 
L.E.S. Arrangements were partially 
mission to be held in Co-operative Hall. 
Smith is to conduct the mission. 

Stockport.— "Gleaner." April 19. Visit of Concilio 
et Lahore Lodge, Manchester. The following amongst 
others were present :— Bro. Tolton, D.C.T.C. : Bro. 
.Tohn hdwarde, P.D.C.T. ; Sister Kightley, D.V.T. ; 
Bro. Weatherill, W. Chap. ; Sister Hoskinson W V T ■ 
D™-,?r'','l''..^J';,'.,.^'"- -^iylchrest, Uro. Parfitt, and 
Bro. Walfoid, P.C.T. Two candidates were initiated 
The visitors entertained Bros. Tolton and Edwards and 
Bro. Yates, D.C.T., of E. and M. Cheshire, Bro 
Rfdfem P.D.C.T. Bro. Hawarth and Roger gave 

Havebhill.- " Never Venture, Never Win." April 
12. Three initiated. Refreshments were provided by 
Sisters P. Backler, M. A. Webb, E. Unwin, A. Evans, 
E. P. Thake, and M. Humphrey. Several songs, recita- 
tions, &c^, were given ; very pleasant evenmg.-April l.".. 
Second Degree conferred on live members, and the Third 
Degreeonfour members.— April Ml. Debate opened by 
Bro, J. C. Sharpe (W.C.T.)on "What our Lodge Meet- 
ings Are, and What they Ought to Be." Several mem- 
bers took part in the discussion. Bro. H. T. Thake was 
elected Lodge Deputy ; and Bro. F. D. Unwin, E.S., for 
the ensuing year; resolved to accept the invitation of 
batfron Walden Lodge to pay them a visit in May 

TUXBRIDUE Wells.— "Silent Dew." Paper, &c by 
Bro. Walker on " How to Retain Our Members"; dis- 

E.N-FlKLii.-" Star of Peace." April 19. Bro. Coleman 
was elected L.D. and Bio. Sawyer, E.S. One sister re- 
admitted and one brother initiated. It being Bro. 
Sawyer's anniversary and also Sister Chappell's the 
Lodge was regaled by these members with tea, coffee, 
ike. So, a most enjoyable evening being spent- a 
capital programme was carried out under the presidency 
: our W.C.T., Bro. Driver. 
WHimxGTOs MooB.— " Glorious Prospect ' 
). _ Sister Nunney, W.C.T. Bro. Dawes gave 
-J " Compsnsatioo," which was well recelveu. oro 
Stevenson and Humphreys gave songs and recitations; 
itiated and three re-adm.tted ; Lodge improving 
.-Jll.NCH.\5I.— "Havelock." April 19. Bro. W, H. 
Poole was re-elected L.D., and Bro. G. T. Underbill, 
E.S.; during a recess, coffee and buns were provided 
On the Lodge being called to order, Bro. John Powell, 
V.D., read an interesting paper, subject ; " How I spent 
a day in the country with, lessons from the Life of the 

tributing:— Sisters Blake, W.C.T, Wilkinson,Dorrietty, 
West, Hoskings, Warner, Bishton, and Dyer, and after, 
with the assistance of the brothers,a very nice programme 
of songs and recitations was gone through. Songs, Sisters 
Dorrietty and Knapp, Brothers Harper, liven, and 
Gnnner ; recitations, Sister Dyer, Bros. Harper and 
Taylor. Sister Blake, W.C.T., gave a few eucouuging 
remarks, "Kingston-upon-Hull." April 
22. t)pen Lodge. After initiating three candidates 
Bro. Storr and his wife and five children entertained 
with songs, readings, recitations, and soloo ; a most en- 
joyable evening was spent, and the recitations of little 
Mtss Storr were highly appreciated. 

West Cowes.— " West Medina." April 23. Third 
annual tea, about 70 present ; an entertainment of a 
sacred character follows.!, in St. Mary-street School- 
room; chairman. Rev. J. M. Parsons, supported by 
Bros. Shepard, Butler, and Rowe. Song liy Sister 
Uadwin : reading by Bro. Smith ; recitations by Sisters 
Tracey, Ryall, Torpey, and Learmouth ; piano solo by 
Sister Sibbick ; short speeches by Bros. Shepard and 
Butler; three part songs from "Christian Choir," by 
members. Hall well filled. 

BuKsLEJi.— " Charles Garrett." At the usual se sion 
on April 20. Bro. James Machin was re-rccommended 
as L.D. (his 13th successive year), and Bro. K. He.amoa 
as L.E.S. The Lodge is making good progress; last 
quarter G3 members were returned, since then 12 have 
withdrawn on- c.c, and re-opened the Guiding Star 

Lodge, which is making good headway, and "^'- 

quarter 63 will be returned ; average attendai 


1 paper 

pril 20. Bro. 
).; Bro. John 

Elstow Dreamer. 

BlRMi.SGH.4M— "Mount Pleasant." J 
Alfred Wright, W.C.T., was elected L. 
Powell, re-elected L.E.S.; a capital programiuo was reu- 
dered by members and visitors, Bro. C. F. Hayes W T 
and D. Sec. of Warwickshire, Sister E. Watkins, 'the 
retiring L.D., and Bro. Wright assisting 

AcCRi.\OTOK.-"Ebenezer." April 23. Social tea, 32 

members sat down ; at li p.m. that number was largely 

ised, and an entertainment was given, presided 

by the L.D., Temperance readings, recitations, 

sonts, duets, and parlour games were giveu and enjoyed. 

WlNCHE.'iTEB.—"Itchin Valley." April 16. Garrison 
Safeguard Lodge officered and entertained ; Bro. Colour 
Sergt. Harrison presided, and a good programme was 
gone through ; Bro. P. Lucas was recommended as L.D.; 
three initiated ; a very pleasant evening spent.and a lar!;e 
number presert.-April 22. Thesession was held at the 
Blue Ribbon Coffee House when a very pleasant evening 
was spent ; one initiated. A Special Degree meeting 
was held in St. Thomas SchooLroom on Tuesday 20 
when the Degree of Charity was conferred on six 
candidates by Bro. John Bugg, L.D. 

Redblth.- " Help and Refuge." February 2. Elec- 
tion and installation :— Bro. 3. Crispin. W C T • 
l^-i" ^-J^- Mi"^'"'". '^V.V.T. ; Sister A. Richard's,' 
W.S. --February 9. One initiated. Sister A. Richards 
elected D.L.Rep. Programme, reading and lecitations 
—February 16. Thirty--five members of the Guiding 
Star Lodge, Truro, visited, ^nd held a public meeting 
in the Temperance Hall, at the close of which a cand" 
date was initiated by the Guiding Star Lodge.- March 
I. Two candidates proposed. Decided to meet in future 
in the Temperance Hall. Programme, Lodge drill bv 
W.C.T.-Marchl6. Two initiated and Thref proposed^ 
Programme, conundrum=.-March 23. Three initiated. 
—March 30. Open Lodge, presided over by Bro S 
CnspiD, W.C.T. Addresses by Bro. Rev. B. Pollar.! 
and J, Thomas; recitations, Bro. Harris; reading, S 
Hicks : songs. Sister Daniel. Bro. Browning presided at 
r^ a """'""■— AP"! C. Programme social evening. 
Coif e aid buns, Very pleasant evening.— April 13. 
Second Degree conferred on two members —April 20 
initiated and one proposed. Bro. Brawning recom- 
_.jded as L.D. ; Bro. S. Crispin as L.E.S. Programme, 
readings, recitations, and singing. 

Landpobt.— "Good for Evil." April 'K. Visit of the 

Hope of I'.astney Lod^e, when a good programme was 

rendered by the visitors. The W.C.T., Bro. Rogers 

ilcomed back after several weeks' absence through 

Bro. George A. Turner was recommended as 

L.D., and Bro, William Roe was recommended as E. 

Mlr>DLK.ip,R0'.— "Star of Hope." April 24. Coffee 
supper and entertainment, Bro. R. Skelton, D C T. 
presiding. Eighty present ; good programme. ,Song.s' 
recitations, and readings ; Temperance address, Mr 
g'""";^.,, Several songs by Bro. William Tomlinson. 
Bro. Wilks proposed a vote of thanks. Several inti- 
mated their intention to join the Lodge. 

Manchester. — "Concilio et Lahore." April 24 Pro- 
gramme adopted for ensuing quarter. Officered and en- 
tertained by City of Manchester Degree Temple. Bro 
Gibbon, ^V.D.T., presided. Songs, duets, &c., by visitors. 
Addresses by Bio. McNally, Huddersfield ; Bro. Hone 
Liverpool, and Bro. J. R. Bennett, W.D S ' 

PoRTs.;ioDTH. - " Nil Desperandum." April 22. 
Brothers' surprise night. A plentiful supply of fruit 
and sweets was provided, the following sisters con- 

;e about 

2. Visit of 
mbers were 

Leeds.- "Nil Desperandun 
- ever Despair Juvenile Temple, «uu 
present in strong force and entertained 
pleasing manner. 

Crovdon.— "Hope of Croydon." April 19. United 
Lodge Session ; good attendance of meinberi from the 
Croydon Pioneers and Welcome Friends Lodges. A 
surprise visit from the Farnborough True as Steel Lodge, 
Lodge officered and entertained by visitors ; Bro. 
Batcbelor, W.C.T., Bro. Biggs was re-elected L.D. ; 
Bro.Day elected L.E.S.; SistersChilds andNewland.Bros. 
Hudson, Pope, Rand. Lock, sen.. Lock, jun. .and Dood 
gave songs and recitations. A very pleasant evening was 
spent. Refreshments provided for the visitors. 
„pP-l°^roi\T.—-' Ji.melea.'!^:' AprilVJ. Sister Carter, 
W.C.T- ; Bro. Carter was re-recommended as L D., and 
Hro. Taylor was re-recommended as L.E.S. It being 
brothers' surprise night, Bro. Taylor, on behsif of the 
brothers, presented the Lodge with a new set of rituals ; 
songs by Sister Hill and Bro. Taylor ; readings by Sister 
Taplorand Bro. Rowley ; good attendance. 

Devokpobt.— "Star of Morice Town." April 21 A 
splendid session ; Bro. Pyne. late of the Welsh G.L., was 
elected as L.D. and Bro. Parkes as L.E.H. Lodge pro- 
gressing ; splendid meeting. 

Middle.sbro'.— "Cyrus." Two initiated. Bro. .T. 
Atterbury recommended L.].). Bro. Taylor read a 
paper on the declension in our Order, and liie Provident 
fund Scheme, which well received. Bro R .Skel- 
ton. D.C.T., was present. The members are woiking 
well, and are making the Lodge a success. 

Exf.tkr.—" Perseverance." April 19. Bro. .J Hern 
was recommended as L.D. , and Bro. A. Lamacraft as 
L.E.S. Open meeting at 8,30 ; a capital programme was 
rendered by ths members and visitors, consisting of 
songs, readings and recitations, after wliich coffee and 
Duns were supplied and a good evening was spent. 

Devonpori.— " Workman's Rest." Airil 24. A 
ipecial session of the D.L. was held to consider the 
motions on G.L. Digest. Bro. T. H. Haraley, D.C.T 
presided, and introduced each subject for consideration' 
Several of the motions called forth spirited discussion, 
and a very pleasant meeting was closed at 10 p.m. with 
prayer by the W.D. Chaplain. The D.C.T. announced 
that he should have the pleasure of instituting a new 
Lodge at Buckfastleigh in about 10 days. 

Eyhope Collieby,— "Ebenezer." April 23. The 
l.lth aiinivereary celebrated by a sermon, procession, 
tea, and public meeting. In the morning a Temperance 
ermon was preached by Bro. Randolph Curtis ; in the 
afternoon there was a procession, headed by Ihe Rosebud 
JuvenileTemperanceBrass Band. At four a tea was held, 
when a good number sat down. Subsequently, a public 
Temperance meeting was held, when Mr. William 
Swinburne presided. Melodies by Bros. Curtis. 
Jackson, Sanderson, and R. and T. Richardson ; recita- 
tions by Bros. Isaac Copeland, G. W. Copeland, and 
Sister Curtis. An address was given by Bro. Charles 
Gibson, W.D.Co. Several persons promised to join the 

Do.vca.ster.-" White Rose." April 14. The majority 
of the members were pre<ent at the bazaar, which was 
being lield to raise funds for furnishing our new Lodge- 
y°o™ *n ^''° Temperance Hall. It is expected that over 
iiO will be handed over to the treasurer.— April 21 
Pleasant session. One initiated. Recreation Committee 
elected for ensuing quarter. Bro. H. Marshall was 
recommended L.D. Watcuivobixs taken. On Good 
J,[iday. sbout 31 members and friends attendfd the 
Thnrne Excelsior Lodge annual tea, and alter a pleasant 
walk about the town, repaired to the Temperance Hall 
where a substantial tea was provided. After tea an 
adjournment was made to the market-place, where a 
short meeting was held, and the public invited to the 
entertainment, which commenced at 7 o'clock. The room 
vas well filled. Bro. H. H. Marshall presided. A well- 
rendered programme of songs, solos, duets readings and 
recitations was given, in which the following took part : 
Bros. H. IL Marshall, H. Marshall, Taylor. Hall, Sigton, 
Hudson, Reddish. Pinshen, and Jones; and Sisters 
Smith, Shepard, and Hasselby. Afterwards the party 
returned to Doncaster, haying had a pleasant and profit- 
able outing. 

Manchssteb.- "Tower of Refuge." April 13. A 
public address by Bro. Knight on vegetarianism. 
several brothers and friends taking part in the debate 



May 3, U 

Resolved to attend tbe public meeting; to beheld at 
Stretford on May 7, the object being tbe institution of a 
new L'.dge. -April 14. Visit to Eccles Lodge. Bro. 
Cochrane presided. A programnio of readings and songs 
was rendered by Si&ter Cochrane, Bros. Harding, 
Dorsett, Rose, wnd Mounsey. A very enjoyable evening 
was spent.— April 20. Bro. J. Ed^vards, P.G.W.C.T., 
rf commended as L.D., and Bro. Broadbent aaL.E.S. A 
strong committee appointed to make all requieite 
arrangements for holding a 10 days' mission in Septem- 
ber. Three candidates initiated, i-ne proposed, and one 
admitted once, making GO additional members on the 
roll this quarter, which is attributable to the late active 
mission wuik taken up by the members of the Lodge- 

Leeds.— "Central.^' April 17. Public tea, at which 
about 70 persons sat down. Subsequently a public 
meeting waa held, over which Bro. W. Denton, W.C.T., 
presided. Bro. H. J. Fish and Mr. McNally (local 
missionary) gave addresses. Lieutenant Whiteley gave 
an amusinsr sketch. Some magic lantern vif'wa of Italy 
and the Rhine by Mr. Jebson concluded the entertain- 

New Malden.— " Sure Refuge." April 23. A tea 
meeting was held in the Baptist Chapel, at which about 
140 persons were present. At 7 p.m. a special Lodge 
session was held to initiate six candidates ; Bio. J. C. 
Woullacott conducting the ceremony for W.C.T. At 
7.30 a Temperance meeting was opened by Bro. Cawley, 
W.C.T. A programme of sini^-ing, recitation, and 
dialogue was ably carried out by m-mbers of the I<odge 
and one or two friends. Short aHdresses by Mr. Uavis 
of Maiden, and the LD. A must pleasant evening 
closed at 9 50 ; about 300 present ; areat success. 

SiTTiNGBorRNE. — "Fathew Mathew." April 20. 
Sister L. E. Sheeton, who had held the office of L.D. for 
upwards of 10 5 ears, resigned in consequence of her leav- 
ing the town. A hearty vote of thanks fur the services 
she has rendered dunng that period was enthusiastically 
given. Bro. John Plowman was recommended as her 
successor. Bro. W. T. Rule, W.D.Co., paid an ofBcial 
visit. An extract fi om the annual report of the G. W.C.T., 
under the head of " The Real Good of the Order," with 
reference to the necessity of getting more of the middle 
classes to join our Lodges, was read by Bro. G. Goodwin, 
who moved *' That a committee be appointed to devise 
some means of laying the claims of Good Templary before 
the middle classes, and to endeavour to get more of that 
class to become members of our Order." White Rose 
Juvenile Templegave acapital entertainment. 

Plymouth. — "Ark of Love." April 10. Splendid 
Bession. One initiated. Bro. Langmaid, who is leaving 
for the Australian station, was pre.sented with a portable 
writing desk as a token of the respect and eeteem in 
which lie is held by the members. Bro. Langmaid very 
feelingly responded. Bro. A. Vogwell recommended for 
L.D.— April 17. Good session. One restored. Report 
of Waggonette Committee. Bro. T, Axon, on behalf of 
the Bona Fide Lodse of Porthleven, presented the Lodge 
with a beautiful memorial card of the Bros. R. and J. F. 
Edyveaiie, who, itwdl be remembered, were drowned a 
few weeks ago through colliding with a Plymouth 
vessel. Lodge Joiner well. Watchwords sold weekly. 

Sunderland.— "Human Equality." April 14. An 
open meeting ; room crowded ; chairman, Bro. Smith, 
W.C.T. Songs, duets, trios, and recitations, by Bros. 
Gorman, Fox, Burlinson, Jack, Orton, Rae, and David- 
son, and Sisters Sharp and Glendening; and a living wax- 
work show was performed by the members of the Ayres 
Quay Recitation Class.— April 21. Discussion on the 
Good of the Order, which resulted in a committee being 
formed to look out for a new Lodge- room, fee, &c. 
Bro. Campbell reelected L.D. for the third time. 

Guildford.—" Rescue." April 17. Songs, Bros. J. 
W. Parker and Gargan ; readings, Bros. Chewter and 
Fry ; recitations, Sister Osborn and Bro. Quelch ; address, 
Bro. Rev. A. E. Green.— April 24. Songs, SisterKings- 
wood, Miss Gibbons, Bros, the Rev. Strudwick Douglas, 
Patrick, and Smith ; recitations. Sister Mrs. Excell and 
Bro. E. S. Powell ; reading, Bro. Booth, W.C.T.; address, 
Bro. Coljiens. Ono initiated. 

Scndeuland.— " Edward Backhouse." April 8. Two 
initiated. A lucky-bag sale held, which realised a good 
sum. The Third Degree was'conferred upon 20 brothers 
and sisters by Bro. A. Campbell, L.D. of the Human 
Equality Lodge.— April 15. A musical service held, which 
Was very inttresting. Bro. Joseph Ayre recommended as 
L.D. ana Bro. W. Weymiss as E.S. 

Guildford.— "Guildford." April 23. Bro. Chewter 
re-elected L.D. for the fifth time. Bro. Patrick elected 
E.S. An entertainment was given m the Ward-street 
Hall, preceded by a tea, to which 8G sat down. A Lodge 
session followtd, when two persons were initiated. There 
was a crowded attendance. Bro. Chewter, P.D.C.T., 
presided, and the Temperance Brass Band was in attend- 
and gave selections during the evening. An excellent 
programme was carried out, those taking part including 
Sisters A. Powell, Mr^. Evershed. Miss Excell. Misses 
Privett and Wright, Miaa Perry, Miss Rapley, and 
Sister Sears, Bros. Walter, Matthews, Powell, and 
Richardson. Miss Leach accompanied at the piano. 


Belfast.— April 14. A united Lodge session of the 
various Lodges at present in Ballymacarrett was 
held in the Star of Bethlehem rooms, Ballyhacka- 
more. There was a very full attendance, great 
being taken m the business of the evening— viz.. the 
necessity of having Ballymacarrett formed into a separate 
district. Severed representatives having spoken, includ- 
ing Bros. Beattie, Young, Adams, Millar, Boyd, &c., 
Bio. A. G. Ellis moved the following resolution:— 
'•That this meeting, being fully representative of tbe 
four Lndwes at present sitting in Ballymacarrett, and 
recognising the gravity of our present position with re- 
gard to the North Down District, do apply to the 
G.W.C.T, for a charter constituting u-* a separate Dis- 
trict, to be called the Ballymacarrett District." The re- 
Bolution was seconded amidst applause, carried 

unanimously, and a committee appointed to take all 
necessary action in the matter. 

BKLFiST.— "John Pyper." April 20. Fifteenth annual 
social tea meeting. Great success. About 45 members 
and friends pros-nt. After tea, Bro. Husband, W.C.T., 
gave a brief but cheerful and encouraging address, after 
which a brilliant programme was gone through. Meeting 
clos>ed by all singing heartily " Auld Lang Syne," every- 
one feeling delighted with the evening's entertainment, 


Winchester.— "Garrison Safeguard." April 13. A 
special session, Bro. Sergeant Harrison, W.C.T., pre- 
sided ; three candidates were initiated, and two others 
proposed. The committer's on the proposed Juvenile 
Temple, the visit of the District Lodge, and picnic to 
Netley, all reported progress Letters received from 
Victoria Piirk Lodge, South Hackney ; The Maltese 
Cross Lodge, Kinsale, Ireland, who report over 100 
members; and from theCeleretAudax Lodge.Dovonport, 
— April 20. Crowded meeting j about 70 present 
to hear the report of the Juvenile Temple by Bro. 
Sergeant J.Checkley, K.R.R., who reported that he had 
overcome all difficulties, and that he could open our 
Temple in barracks ; he also reported 33 children for 
initiation on the opening night and 13 honorary members. 
Bro. Sergeant G. Hooper, K.R.R,,was appointed super- 
intendent ; one candidate initiated and others were pro- 
posed; the W.C.T. also read extracts from theG. W.C.T. 
report, and a discussion was invited for the following 
session. The progr.imme of the evening, "A Temperance 
Song Contest," was then gone through with the following 
result : First prize, a book value 53., won by Sister 
Light ; second prize, a book value Ss. 6d., won by Bro. 
Cheokley; third prize, a book given by Sister E. Harri- 
son, and won by Sister Hibbert, City Lodge ; Bro. 
Brearley was recommended aa Lodge Deputy ; a letter 
was read from the W.D.S. stating that the Military 
District had for the third time won the Challenge Shield ; 
Sister Hooper was elected A.S.J.T.; Sister Mills, 
treasurer; Sister Whitier, secretary ; Sister Storey, 
W. Chap.; 239. Gd. was collected for the Temple, in the 
room, towards buying regalia, &c.; Lodge doing well. 

PoLEMEDEA (Cyprds). — " Advance.' March 4. 
A most] successful entertainment, preceded by a tea, 
was held ; over 100 sat down to tea. The entertainment 
commenced at about 7.15 p.m. with an overture by the 
band. The Glee Class, under the direction of Bro. 
Maple, sang " All among the barley," Mr. Gibbs 
effectively read "Misadventures at Margate," and re- 
cited the " Charge of the Light Brigade." Songs by Bro3. 
Lewis, MeekioB, and Field, were warmly applaude:*. 
Amone the utiier songs, the " Green leaf in the Bible' 
( Bro. Uhrmacber), "Gipsy's Warning" (Bro. Tanner), 
"No one cares for me " (Bro. Stanley), and the quartett 
"Mayday," and the trio "The Wreath," are worthy cf 
mention; as was the song *'Beau'iful Snow" by Bro. 
Qiiarter-MasterOverton. "Katie's Letter" was prettily 
sung by Mrs. Gibbs, " Brutus' Address to the Romans " 
was given by Bro. Quarter-Master Sergeant Maloney, and 
the glee, "Good Night," brought a highly successful 
soiree to a close. Half the population of Polemedea 
attended the entertainment, including Colonel Charley 
and the officers of the battalion, who expressed them- 
selves highly delighted with the whol« proceedings. The 
whole thing went off without a hitch and reflects the 
highest credit on the committee and all concerned. 

Portsea.—" Portsmouth Garrison." April 17. Bro. 
Tupper recommended as L.D. Songs, readings, and re- 
citations. The Second Degree was conferred on two 
members.- April 24. Five proposed ; one received on 
a.c; one admitted as an Ancient Templar. Election of 
officers: Bro. J. Dyer, W.C.T.; Bro. A. Irvin, W.S. 
Visited by Volunteer brethren, who represented the 
following Lodges: Jeliovah Jireh, Stamford, and Lam- 
beth Perseverance. We also had a fruit banquet and 
entertainment, in which the following took part : Songs 
by Bros. Irvin, Treacher, Green, Driffield, Gunnee, 
Harper, and Sister Goodall. ' Recitations by Bros. 
Bridgpn, Harper, Taylor, and Chamard. Crowded 
session, and thoroughly enjoyed. 


Malta.—" Gordon Ark of Safety." February 2. Two 
initiated, one proposed. Doing well, l-'ifteen Watch- 
woitDs taken weekly. — February \K Four initiated, two 
propoeed. Very pleasant and sensible evening.— February 
Hi. One restored, one initiated. Report of Rep. to 
D.L. read and accepted. The Lndge was then enter- 
tained by Bro. and Sister Ashdown, Bros. Young, 
Humphreys, Rogers, and Aims.— February 23. Two 
initiated and one proposed. — March 2. Five 
initiated and one rejoined. Visit of the G.W.C.T., 
Bro. Humphreys, whose instruction and advice was 
much appreciated. It being auction night 8s. 6d. was 
added to the funds.- March 1'. Two initiated ; visit of 
Bro. Newman, V.D., who gave some good advice, and 
congratulated Lodge on its earnest working. Sister 
Chantrey surprised the Lodge with a new set of officers' 
regalia, which was greatly admired.— March IG. Three 
initiated. It being surprise night, after business the 
members and visitors were surprised by Good of Order 
Committee, who provided a liberal supper. Present 45. 

Maltj*.— '* Knightof St. John's." February 11. Good 
attendance, eight .initiated ; two proposed for member- 
ship, one joined on a.c; good number of Geneva Cross 
Lodye visited and asked leave to present Bro. T Booth 
with a testimonial, he having to leave for England on 
following morning, a gold ring was then presented to 
Bro.T. Boi.thon behalf of Geneva Cross Lodge. Bro 
Booth suitably responded. After Lodge work was 
finished a very pleasant evening was spent by the many 
visitors and memberfi of the Loilge. The Lodge is making 
great progress. — March 5. Visit of G.W.C.T., who 
gave a very interesting address on our motto. 
Faith, Hope, and Charity ; one initiated ; Watch- 
words sold. This being "Experience Night," 
some very good work was unfolded, aad the remainder 

of the evening was spent in harmony.— March 12. Visit of 
Gordon Ark of Safety Lodge, who officere'l. Pre- 
sentation of F.H. andC. Badges, to Sisters Chantrey and 
Jones of the Visiting Lodge by Bro. Wright. D.C.T., who 
responded in suitable terms, and mentioned that, a» this 
was the first visit their Lodge had paid since its institu- 
tion, they should look on the presents with delight. This 
being tbe anniversary of Bro. Wright's initiation into the 
Older 15 years ag.i, ho spoke a few worrls to the younger 
members, encouraging tht-m to stand firm to the cause. 
Congratulations accorded. Songs, readings, and reci- 
tatious were given by Bro. Etheridge, W.C.T., 
Buxton, Morgan, Lever, Godfrey, and Newman, and a 
very pleasant evening was spent. Two initiated, — 
March 10. Surprise night. Lodge surprised by the 
officers, who supplied tea and coffee, cake, &c. After all 
regaling themselves, tho usual harmonious half-hour wa^s 
spent and thoroughly appreciated. Cards of membership 
were presented to Bro. Etheridge, W.C.T. ; Bro. New- 
man, P. W.C.T. , Bro. Tinsley, W.M. ; and Bro. Clark, 
W.Sec. ; by Bro. Wright, D.O.T., for their earnest work 
in this Lodge. One initiated. — March 2G. Bro. Etheridge, 
W.C.T., presided. Bro. Hughes was elected G.L. Rep. 
Visit of Bro. Newman, V.D., who gave a short address. 
A Degree meeting was held prior to the session, when 
two brothers received their Second Degree. One member 

Malta.— "CedoNuUis." February 4. Four initiated ; 
27 members present, and 19 visitors. Lodge doing first- 
rate work.— February 11. Soven initiated ; c.c. to Bro. 
Trigers, who was going to England. Lodge presented 
him with certificate of membership. D.L. Rep.'s report 
was read and accepted. Remainder of the eveningspent 
in good readings, soncs, &c. — February 25. Visit cf the 
G.W.C.T., who came to further the cause of our Order by 
introducing a branch Lodge on behalf of this Lodge on 
the Island of Goro, where portion of regiment is sta- 
tioned. Bro. A. E. Harris, S.D., ia in charge of the 


Newcastle-ok-Tyne.— " spring Blossom.*' April 20. 
Mr. A. Harforth Smith gave an interesting and instruc- 
tive address on "Spiders and the lessons they teach." 
Resitations and songs by the Misses Smith were inter- 
spersed during the address illustrative of the good to be 
imitated and the evil to be avoided, 

RATCLiKf.— " Hope of Ratcliff." April 21. Quarterly 
tea and public meeting ; ^130 to tea. Sister E. Browne, 
P.R.W.S.J.T., presided, and gave a stirring address. 
Songs and recitations ; a laughable sketch entitled '* Pat- 
rick v. Michel," by Bros. Smith, Rickett, Mead, and 
Whitrtker ; Temperance melodies by the choir, under the 
direction of Brn. J. B. Matthews; harraoniumist. Sister 
A. Bedford ; 3;i0 present. 

DoNCASTER.— "Morning Star." April IG. One pro- 
posed ; short address from the Supt., Bro. Hall, after 
which the Temple was dismissed, as it was the last night 
of the Templar Bazaar, to give the children an oppor- 
tunity to attend. 

LosTwiTHrEL.— A conference on Juvenile Templary 
was held on Good Fiiday at Lostwithiel. A prayer 
meeting was held at 11.30 a.m., after which several of 
the brethren visited the picturesque ruins of Restormel 
Castle. The regular proceedings of the conference 
opened at 2.15. Bro. G. Hole, D.S.J.T., presiding. The 
D.S. J.T. read a practical paper containing suggestions 
for the more successful working of the Juvenile Order in 
East Cornwall. The points submitted were discussed 
seriatum, and a hearty and profitable conversation 
ensued. Referring to our present mode of receiving 
Juvenile members into the adult order, the writer 
urged that a short "transference " service should suffice. 
All present were unanimous in approving (the principle 
thus suggested, and Bro. Husband. G.L. Rep., was re- 
quested to convey the sense of the conference to 
the Juvenile Conference in connection with Grand 
Lodge. The following recommendations were also 
unanimously adopted : — (fi) " That Lodges be requested 
to arrange for quarterly vieiits of their respective 
Temples, each alternately providing the entertainment." 
(/() " That where practicable the senior members of the 
Temple be admitted to ordinary Lodge sessions during 
the progress of the ' Good of the Order.' " (c) *' That 
efforts be made to secure the establishment of a Temple 
in connection with every Lodge m the District, and that 
all legitimate means be adopted to attain the same." 
{(/) '■ That D.L. be requested to sanction an adult and 
juvenile bazaar to give effect to the above recommenda- 
tion." (e) "That the chairman be authorised to sign a 
petition on behalf of the conference in favour of Mr. 
Conybeare's Bill prohibiting the sale of intoxicating 
liquors ta children. " 

NoiiTH Stafford. — (Quarterly Session. Temperance 
Hall, Hanley, April 111. Bro. J. Wilshaw, D.S.J., pre- 
sided, and reported a membership of 760 in eight Temples. 
Bro. Treasurer Bull reported a small balance in hand. It 
was decided that the officers of the Council visit all the 
Temples during the quarter. The Councilfavoured tbe 
monthly password. It was decided to hold the next 
meeting at Fegg Hayes. 


York.— A united session of the York Lodges was 
held on April I'J at the Lodge-rooms, Clifford-street. 
Bro. Alfred Jesper, D.C.T., presided. Bro. Myton read 
report of D.L. Committee. The rect.ipta tomeetexpenses 
amounted to £13 17s. 9W. ; expenditure, £12 Ss. D^d. 
I The balance, £1 Hs. 4d., had been divided among the six 
I York Lodges. Bro. H. M. Cross gave an address on 
Mission Work, followed by a discuBsion, after which it 
was resolved that each Lodge be asked to appoint a 
representative to act with the D,L| Mission 
Committee to organise some effective means for 

Mav 3, 1SS6. 



lnia«ion work, and reports on the 

' ■ ig funds for this object. 

. lipoko on the Poole Perjury 

ti, ''(fJ^lf 'j^'^t^,S«"«'ary be instructed to 

^ \r 1 «„_ Tr_,_ J forn*ard them papers 

carrying on 

best method 

Bro. J. Sanderson, D.T, 

write to the' Members for York .„.„,.„ .uo.„ „„ 

relating to the case, asking them to give it their be^it 
sideration, and desiring them to support any steps de- 
vised by the House of C .mmons to release Williams from 
priiOD. This was seconded by bro. H. M. Cross ani 
can'ied. Over 60 members were present. 

BiaMlwmAJt.-Tho ordinary business meeting of the 
DBtr.ct Convention was held on April 12, in the Cofle- 
house, Broadstrset. Brn. Roberts W.C.T., called the 
conirentinn to order at S o'clock. The W.S. reported that 
duriiiK the past fortnight the Executive had held one 
meeting and r.sitel on. Lodge. Bro. Lovett, E.S., read 
a very interesting pap-r. Subject : " How to assist weak 
I-odg^s and a very animated di-cnssion and good 
suggestions were given by Bro. Roherts, W.C.T., Bro 
bmith, Bro. Eafferty. L.D., John Powell, V.D., J. H 
Pearce, WS , Joseph Kesterton, L.D. The Eight Hon 
.John Bright's reply to a resolution in re the Poole Per 
jury Cjse, was read amidst applause. On Good Friday 
a public tea was provided in the Bristol-street Board 
bchool, by the members of the Convention, after which 
Bro. Thomas Humpherson, P.D.C.T. 
sacred concert, by the St. Oecili 
and short addre: 
■G. T. Hudson, and Locki 




MOX., EASTER, 1880. 

were delivered by Bros. Brag, 


At the quarlerly conference of the O-tfordshire 
Band of Hope and Temperance Union, on April 2.3, 
Bro. J. M. Skinner was presented with a purse con- 
taining £2.5 and an illuminated address, chiefly in 
recognition of his valuable services as hon. sec. o£ 
the Oxfordshire Temperance Union. Bro. Skinner 
has removed from Oxford to Beokenham,having been 
Supenntendent for the United Kingdom Alliance 
in the Oxford District six years. He now takes 
charge of the Kent, Surrey, and Berkshire District, 
and Bro. .J. R.Weatherill takes his place both as the 
United Kingdom Alliance agent, and as D.C.T. for 

Mr. Councillor R. J. Grubb presided, and in the 
course of an eulogistic speech read tlie following 
letter from Sir Henry Dashwood, the Lord-Lieu- 
tenant of the county : — 

"■l.'J, Grosvenor-place, April II. 
_ "Dear Sir,— I regret extremely that I am unable to 
join yon to-morrow in expressing personally to Mr. 
Skinner how much indebted we are to him for his 
unwearied interest in the cause of Temperance, and 
for the great civilising work he has done in our 
country villages during his residence in Oxford. 
Most sincerely do I join vath you in wishing Mr. 
Skinner every success and happiness in his new dis- 

" I am, dear sir, yours faithfully, 

"Henry W. Dashivood." 

The address, which was in an oak frame, read as 
follows : — 


Til Mi: J. M. Skinnn: 
Dear Sir,— We desire yon to accept this, a pnrse of 
£2.?, contributed by members and friends of the 
Union, as a small token of the esteem in which 
we hold you, and our gratitude for the ready, eaective, 
and valiant services yon have rendered to this Union 
and all kindred pooieties during the six years yon re- 
sided in this city, wishing you happiness and every 
success in your new sphere. 

We remain, dear Mr. Skinner, 

Yours most sincerely, 
Henry W. Dashwood CPresident). 
Robert James Grcdb (Treasurer). 
John H. Salter (Secretary). 
Amos John George (Organising Agent). 
April IG, 188ii. 

Bro. Skinner made an excellent response, and 
Bro. Weatherill also spoke, after a cordial invita- 
tion from the chairman. 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

Herewitli is the usual statistical return, shewing 
the present number of members to be 48,743, as 
against 49,252 reported last year, a decrease of 509. 
New IIeturn FoR:irs. — Last year I intimated 
that a change of report forms, sucli as would give 
the G.S.J.T. an oversight of District statistics, 
would be advantageous. This has proved so, and 
has prevented sleeping Temples being reported 
quarter after quarter as working. 

Dei-rease.s.— In two Districts tlie efl'ects were 
certainly startling— Lanes. S.E. being reduced 
1,900 members, and Yorka. S.W. 620. In neither 
District has there been any loss of Temples to 
account for the decrease— Yorks S.W. havin< 
exactly the same number of Temples and its mem 
bership for the past six months steadily increasing, 
and Lanes. S.E. with its membership more rapidly 
increasing and but one Temple less. Ou the in- 
troduction of the new report forms Kent Mid was 
reduced 307. 

The following Districts shew large decrease3,with- 
outanysatisfactory reason: — KentE., 01 percent. ; 
Somerset M., 02 per cent. ; Shropshire, 61 per 
cent. ; Yorks. E., 45 per cent. ; whilst Dorset, 
Hunts., Kent E., and Surrey W. have gone down 
quarter by quarter. 

Last year I had the pleasure of reporting Cum- 
berland E. as working again. Since then it has 
died, but has sprung into life once more since 
February 1. We have one Temple now working 
in Carlisle. 

Challenoe Shield and Incre.ises. — The Dis- 
trict of Monmouth, which won the Challenge 
Shield last year, is again entitled to it, having made 
an increase this year of 03-22 per cent.— it has now 
079 members in seven Temples. Monmouth is 
followed by Cambridge, with 54-15 per cent, 
increase, and Yorks. Central with 50-12 per cent, 
increase. There are four Districts whose increases 
per cent, are higher than the above, but each having 
less than five Temples could not enter into the 
competition for the shield. The Districts are North- 
ampton N., increase 457-57 per cent., Devon N. . 
167 10 pet cent. ; Cornwall W., 90 per cent. ; and 
Naval, 78-10 percent. 

The following Districts also shew large numerical 
increases deserving special notice. Durham N. ; 
Durham S., Kent W., and Northumberland. 
Nine other Districts have made steady progress, in- 
creasing every quarter, viz. : Bucks, Cambridge, 
Cheshire E. and M., Devon E., Lanes. N., 
Somerset W., Staflford N., Warwick, and Wilts. 

New Temples.— Eighty-six new Temples have 
been instituted during the year, eight other appli- 
cations have also been granted, and 10 dead 
Temples have been brought to life, whilst many 
sleeping Temples have been awakened. 

CoM.-atrNiciTiONs.— During the year I have re- 
ceived nearly 5,000 communications, and despatched 
close upon 9,000. 

Foreign Temples.— The most unproductive part 
of my labour is in connection with the Foreign 
Temples. At the last Grand Lodge we were sup- 
posed to have 13 Temples in nine Districts, with a 
membership of 099. Every Temple (excepting one 
1 could not iind) have been communicated with 
monthly, quarterly, and specially. Ex 
cepting Belgium, I has not received a single report 
for either November or Fobruarj'. Three only re 
ported in August and two in May. Seven have not 
reported at all and so I must consider the Juvenile 
Order dead in the Districts of Antigua, Argentine 
Confederation, British Guiana, Grenada, and St, 

questions and acting as adjudicator, and also to 
Bro. Howarth, P.G.W.M., who .-wted as his col- 
league in the adjudication. 

Siaiv-Watsox Senior Temple Competition.— 
August last concluded the year of competition 
amongst Senior Temples for libraries so kindly 
offered by Bro. C. Stacy- Watson. The first library 
value £0, was taken by the Excelsior Temple, No. 
811, ,at Farnworth, Lancashire, .S.E., Bro. .loseph 
Cooper, S.J.T., and the second library, value £4, 
by Connecting Link Temple, No. 300, .at Little- 
dean, Gloucester N. W. , Bro. Rev. C. J. Reskelley, 
S.J.T. Each library is a good selection of books 
chosen by Bros. Stacy- Watson and R. P. .T. Simp- 

Decisions. — During the past year I have given 
the following decisions : — 

1. That the Juvenile Pledge is life-long. 

2. That the principle of the G.L. bye-law upon 
Lodge amusements applied in the juvenile Orderand 
character dress could not be allowed. 

South-east L-ixcashire. — The District of S.E. 
Lanes, has been for the past 12 months and still is 
a source of great anxiety, there being no D. S.J.T. 
since the resignation of Bro. Wilson in September 
last. The brother nominated by the District council 
being in ray opinion a very unsuitable man, I have 
felt it my duty to decline to commission him. This 
opinion I intimated to District Lodge, who refused 
to hear my letter and endorsed his recommenda- 

Recommendation or D. S.J.T. — The above state 
of affairs shews a necessity for a change in the 
present method of recommending, installing, and 
commissioning this representative of the G.S.J.T. 
I therefore recommend that the D. S.J.T. shall not 
be installed until his recommendation has been 
endorsed by the G.S.J.T. 

The importance of this will be further illustrated 
when 1 inform you that 20 d.ays after I was supposed 
to Iiavo commissioned all my D.S..J.T. s, and they 
actually held commissions I did not know the names 
and addresses of 24 out of the 04 officers I had 
commissioned, and I had to apply to others for this 
information. Indirectly I obtained the names of 
some, and yet 10 daysjater I had to make a second 
appeal to 13 Districts for this information. 

Assistant S.J.T.'s. — The creating of the oflice 
of A. S.J.T. was one of the most important items 
of legislation for the Juvenile Order, having proved 
one of the most beneficial. To my knowledge it 
has saved dozens of Temples and prepared many 
for the office of Superintendent. To all who holdor 
have held office as A. S.J.T. the special thanks of 
this Grand Lodge are due. 

Thanking you for the trust reposed in me and also 
all the brothers and sisters who had rendered me 
their willing aid. — I am, sincerely yours. 

Lydia a. Waishaw. 

Importance op Washing at Home.— This can be dom 
with ease and economy and the clothes made beautifully 
sweet, wholesome, lily-white, and fresh as sea breezes, by 
using Hudson's Extract of Soap, avoiding all risk ol con- 
tagion with infected clothes at Laundries, or where the 
washing is put out. No fraying of the clothes as hard 
Tubbing, scrubbing, brushing, or straining is unnecessary. 
No rotting of the clothes as when bleaching chemicals are 
used. The Dirt slip^ away, and wear and tear, labour 
and fuel are saved. Hudson's E.itract of ."Soap is a pure 
Dry Soap, in fine powder, rapidly soluble, lathers freely, 
softens water. A perfect Hard-water Soap, a Cold- 
water Soap, a Soft-water Soap, a Hot-water Soap. Un- 
rivalled as a purifying agent. Sold Everywhere, is 
Packets, One Penny and upwards. — [Anvr.l 

Complimentary Dinners, Social Teas, Con- 
ferences, Evening Meetings of Companies or Societies, 
on reasonable terms, at the London Central Club, 
Bridewell-place, London, E.C., opposite Ludgate Hill 
Station. Strictly Temperance principles. ; 


I cannot understand why the G.S.J.T. of Eng- 
land, with her hands quite full, should have the 
care and worry of these Foreign Temples, which 
really should belong to the R. W.G.L. of the Worid, 
to whom I recommend they be transferred. 

Natio.nal Prize Examination.— The N.ational 
Prize Examination arranged to be held last April 
was carried out. There were fewer competitors 
than the previous year, and I accordingly withheld 
one-half of the amount voted for prizes. Feeling 
assured that competitions in separate Districts would 
be much better, with the consent of the Grand 
Lodge Executive, I have made no arrangements 
this year for a National Competition, but have 
urged D.S.J.T.'s to push the imatter in their 
several Districts. 

The thanks of the Grand Lodge are due to Bro. • 
Rev. H.J. Boyd, P.B.W.G.Ch., for framing the- 

How Fermtentation of Wine Can be Prevented. 
— The fermentation of grape juice can be prevented 
arious ways. I. By cold. Fermentation does 
not take place at a temperature below 40 Fahr. 
II. By heat. We kept grap» juice for lengthened 
periods, unfermented and free from alcohol, 
by the following applications of heat :—l. 
The juice heated to 32 below the boiling 
point of 212 Fahr., poured into a new pig-skiu, 
and tied tightly close to the contents. 2. The 
juice heated in an air-tight vessel in boiling water. 
3. The juice freely exposed to air laden with yeast 
germs, and heated daily to 27 Fahr. below boiling 
point. 4. Juice boiled daily for one month and 
freely exposed to yeast-saturated atmosphere. III. 
By inspissation, to one-half, one-third, and one- 
fourth of the original bulk of the juice. One speci- 
men after seven years contained no alcohol. IV. 
By evaporation, to dryness, yielding portable wine 
like the modern " portable soup." V. By 
much VI, By antiseptics. Juice 
treated with sulphurous or salycilic acid. 
•Juice unhealed passed through tow washed with 
weak solution of carbolic acid. The tanning of the 
skin bottles of the ancients gave antiseptic action. 
VI r. By destruction and exclusion of yeast germs. 
VIII. By sulphurisation. Casks and bottles 
sulphured and tightly closed. This must never 
ferments. (Muspratt, "Chem.," ii. 1119; Red- 
ding, p. 42 ; Sutton, " Cult. Grape Vine," pp. 
163, lU.)-Dr. Norman Kerr. 

The May Meetings.— Friends visiting London may 
find excellent day accommodation at the London 
Central Club, Bridewell-place, New Bridge-street. E.C. 
Luncheons, teas, i;c., at moderate tariff. Country 
subscriptions lOs. (Sd. per annum. Reading and 
writing.rooms, &c. 

We beg to call the attention of the readers of this 
paper to Bro. Raine's advertisement, which will be foupd 
in these pages.— [Advt.] 



May 3, 1886. 



Vigitors to London will find many adyant<wes by staying at this qniot, clean, homo-like and comfortable hotel. Most central 
r t-nsinoss or pleaiare. Near St. Panl'a Cathedral, G.P.O., and all places ot interest ; two minutes' walk from Alders^ato street 

and five from Sloorcate-street Metropolitan Railway Stations ; Termini of the Great WeRtcrn, Great Sorthom. Great Eaitern, 
Midland, L. and N. W , L. C. and Dorer, and in connection with A LL Railways. Trains, Oars, Busses, every three minutes, to all 
parts of London and Snbnrbi. Terms-Beds Is. ed.,2s., 2s. 6d. per day, ?'>' ^»="^''''"°5■^°,»"'vfe„J^T?mnH TO T nNM^ 
No charee tor attendance. Special inclusive terms to Americans and others desiring it. VISITORS GUIDE TO LOmWN . 
What to See, apd Bow to See It in a Week." With Sketch Map and Tariff, post free on application to G. T. S. TKA« ^5"' 
Proprietor. I.O.G.T., City of London Lodge, best and largest Lodge In London, is close to the Hotel, whloh ig palromsea Dj 
large numbers of Good Templars and their friendj. Batabllslied 1859. Hot a nd Cola BatPB. 

I^ST7r.r.'S TBXWX]PEie.A.»rOE3 «B <301VI»a.HK0I.A.i:. :BOTBZa 

Within flTemlBUUM' mlk ol Great Northern, Midland, London and North Western Stations. Eaally reached from Grert Weitoin 
ud Qrmt Bartem, by MetropoUt«n RaUway md Oower-street and King. Cross. Fre<iuent Omnlbuse. from South Baateril, London 
Chatham, and Diver, and South Western SUtiona. " Comfort with economy." Tanfl Card on application. 

Important ^otia to ^bbcrtistrs. 

We would itnpreaa upon Advertisers the facilities 
Offpred in ourcolumns. The extecsive ciiculathionof the 
Watchword— the OfiBcial Or(ran of the Grand LodRe-— 
should commend it .is an excellent medium for communi- 
cating matters relating not only to Temperance, but to 
businesB generally. The most promment position in the 
paper is given totheannounceraentBof Anniversaries 
Annual or Public MePtinga, Lectures, 
Bezaars Ac, at the following rates : 

For /*One insertion 4s. Od.) Any space 

<Inch3 Two insertions at ... 36. 6d. [more or less 

of 1 Three ,, ,, ... 38. Od. (" at the 

pace V Four and beyond 28. 6d. J same rate. 

Including a reference to the Event in the "Forthcoming 
Events " column. 

We would also direct attention to announcements 
classified under the head of 


Snch notices frequently reach U9 as Tfcu-s. We can 
only publish them however, as Advertisements, giving 
them Special Publicity, at very Cheap rates, viz. : 

So that for the low charge of 6d. a Public Meeting can 
be advertised in all the Lodges, and to the most active 
Temperance Workers in every Town in England, thus 
affording efficient local publicity, and frequently leading 
to the attendance of travellers and others visiting the 
districts. Beyond 24 Words the charge is 3d. for every 
additional six Words. 

ISituations Mantcb auD lacant. 

First twenty-four Words 6d. 

Every six Words additional 3d. 

RADDLE and Harness Makers.— A steady Man 
O seeks a situation aa General Hand ; five years 
ab'*tainer.— Address, J. Thomas, 20, Lion-street, Stour- 
bridge^ ^ 

«r IT WILL PAY YOU -«• -^ 

TO SEND to BOWERS Broa., 89, Blackfrlaiu- 
road, London, E.G., for any description of Printing. 
^0,000 HandbillB, 148. 6d. ; 1,000 Memorandmns. 5s. 
Paper Bags and all the multiform varieties of Trade 
Printing. Cheapest and best house in the trade. 


for Meetings and general diBtribution. 1,000, 4fl. 6d. 
600, 3s. 3d., with notice at back. Quantities, 3b. per 1,000 
Posters, 20m. by SOin^ 100, 98. ; Window Bills, 48. per 
100 in good atyle. Fledge Cards and all requisites 
Send name and address and one stamp for sample 
Estimaten for all classes of work. Orders per retnrp Po.t 


The ANNUAL MEETING will be held in EXETER 
H.\LL, on Monday Evening, 3rd May, at 15.30 p.m. 

The Right Rev. the LORD BIKHOP of LONDON, 
President of the League, will preside ; .and llie meeting 
will be addressed by the Rev. Wiiliam Bbav, Newport, 
Mon. ; Key. J, Marshall Lanc;, D.D., Ulasgow; Rev. 
Ubijah R. Thojias, Bristol : Surgeon-Major R. Peini;le, 
M.D. : S. A. Blackwood, Esq., C.B. ; J. W. Pbouvn, 
Esq., J.F., Crawley ; Sir Llewelyn Tcb.\eb, J. P., 

ductor Mr. BIKCH), assisted by other Choirs, will give a 
short Concert prior to the Chair being taken, commencing 
at 'i p.m. ; and will sing at intervals during the evening. 

Admission Free. Tickets for Reserved rteats, Is. each, 
may be obtained at the Offices of the League, 337, Strand. 



TABERNACLE will be preached on Sunday, 2nd Mav, 
by the Rev. COLMER B. SYME3, B.A., Kensington. 
Service to commence at Three o'clock. 

rrO BE LET, a Windmill.with house, large garden 
I and orchard, and two good paddocks, in Essex. — 
Apply, "A.," Waichwobd Office, 3, Bolt-court, Fleet- 
street, E.C. 

Prof. Andre's Alpine Choir 


Triangle House, Mare Street,Hackoey,E.; Alpine House, 

Goldstooe Villas, West Brighton. 
Musical Instruments of all kinds are taught and kept in 
stock at above addresses, but the following are speci- 
alities : Alpine Violin, Mandoline, Dulcimer, Zither, 
and Guitar. For full particulars see The Talent Finder, 
AndriS's Journal. Id. Monthly. 



A nti- Dyspeptic Cocoa or Chocolate Powder, 



With the Excess of Fat Extracted. 

The Faculty pronounce it "The most nutritious, perfectly 

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invaluaGle for Invalids and Young Children." 

Being without sugar, spice, or other admixture it Euits all 
palates" keeps for years ui all climates, and is four times the 
strength of cocoas thickened yet weakened with arrowroot, 

starch, &c., and in reality cheaper than such Stiitnres. 

Made instantaneously with boiling water, a teaspoonfui to a 

Breakfast <'up, costing less than a Half-penny. 

Cocoatina possesses remarkable sustainins: properties 
and la specially adapted for early Brealcfaat. 

6©ld ty Chemista and Grocers, in tins, at Is. 6d., 33., 5s. 6d , &c. 
H. SCHWEITZER & CO., lO.Adam-street, Strand, Loudon.W.C 



MONDAY, MAY 3, 1886. 

The Grand Lodob TiMEa. — On each day 
during the session a small four-page paper was 
published, giving a condensed report of the pro- 
ceedings. It was edited by the G.W.Sec. and the 
A.G.S., and afforded interest and amusement 
during the proceedings. Its price was Id., and 
we believe copies of the series may still be 

The Annual Public Meeting of the National 
Temperance League is announced to be held at 
Exeter Hall on Mondayevening,May 3, commencing 
at G o'clock. The president of the League, the Lord 
Bishop of London, will preside, and some half-a- 
dozen other gentlemen will deliver addresses. The 
meetinc; should be largely attended, and the fact 
that Mr. Birch's choral society will render a 
spirited programme of part-songs, &c. , should not 
be forgotten. Anniversary sermons will be 
preached at the Metropolitan Tabernacle on Sun- 
day afternoon. May 2, and at Westminster Abbey 
in the evening of that day. 

Biio. THE Kev. Fokbes E. Win.slow, P.G.W.Oh., 
is credited with devising a novel plan to outwit 
pickpockets. Says the Sussex Daihj ^cws^ " It 
seldom happens that humour shews itself from the 
pulpit, but an instance occurred on Sunday last, 
when the Rector of St. Paul's Church, St. Leonards 
(the Rev. Forbes Winslow), after referring to the 
loss of money from one of the boxes, humorously 
warned the congregation that at that season of the 
year, when the places of worship were crowded, 
there were a good many light-fingered gentry among 
the congregations, and that they were addicted to 
relieving their victims of their money, especially 
when leaving. He suggested, f^ a means to obviate 
so undesirable an event, that the visitors should 
give all their money to the collections when the 
plate was passed 1 " 


G. W.C.T., Officers and Membeks, 

The past year has been an eventful one politi- 
cally, and has involved arduous, anxious, and almost 
incessant labour on my part in the interest of our 
great cause. 


The great political event of the year was the 
election of a new Parliament. It is certain that the 
members of our Order exerted a powerful influence 
both before and during the contest, and that the 
extended franchise placed a large number upon the 
voting lists who had been imbued with our 
teaching, and were amongst the most earnest, 
intelligent, and active workers in the various 
political conflicts. To this fact the seed-sowing of 
past years, the influence of the Lodge-room, the 
results of our millions ot tracts, the teachings of 
our numerous and largely attended public meetings, 
may largely be traced the healthy public senti- 
ment in favour of Temperance legislation which 
Parliamentary candidates so readily detect, and 
which so largely directs their sympathies and 
conduct when elected. 

The Temperance census of the new Parliament 
claimsthat 350 members are in favour of LocalOption 
in some form, and that of these 204 are prepared 
to vote for the direct local veto. The local 
optionists of one kind or another may be presumed 
to include the supporters of Licensing Boards, or of 
" Local Control " as proposed by Mr. Stafford 
Howard's Bill, or of whatever scheme may be 
proposed by the promised Government measure. 

Our losses in the Parliamentary campaign were 
severe it we take in to account the value and import- 
ance of individuals, but no previous Parliament 
had contained so many earnest Temperance re- 
formers as the present, and we should do our utmost 
to obtain from it that much desired measure of Local 
Option, which will enable ratepayers anywhere to 
prohibit the liquor traflic by a direct veto when 
they so desire. The absence of Sir Wilfrid Lawson 
from the House of Commons inflicts irreparable 
injury for the time. Mr. B. Whitworth and Mr. 
Arthur Pease are also trusted and valiant leaders, 
whose absence from Parliament is a calamity. Not 
less regrettable was the defeat of Mr. Caine,in Mid- 
dlesex, but we have cause to rejoice that the honour- 
able member for Barrow-in-riumess, Mr. Caine, is 
again in his place under circumstances that should 
encourage him to lead the Temperance party of Par- 
liament with a bold front. In reference to my own can- 
didature, I need only here remark that I wish it had 
been successful, and express my hearty thanks to 
brethren and sisters throughout the country, who 
evinced a warm practical sympathy, and greatly en- 
couraged and helped me in the contest. This per- 
sonal reference may call for some further remarks 
in the course of the Session. 


Temperance legislation has not been entirely 
ignored by the new Parliament. Sir J. W. Pease's 
Sunday Closing Bill, as it is called (framed for some- 
what curtailing the Sunday trafflc) ; the Durham 
Sunday Closing Bdl ; and Mr. Conybeare's Bill to 
Protect Young Children, have all passed their 
second reading, and the Durham Bill will shortly 
be considered by the House of Lords. Mr. 
Conybeare's Bill is threatened in committee, 
and strenuous efforts will be made to 
except from its provisions children who are sent to 
buy drink for their parents. I trust Grand Lodge 
will petition Parliament to pass the Bill in its en- 
tirety, and that our members everywhere will use 
all the influence they can command to secure its 
speedy adoption. An earnest and active 
committee of Temperance politicians in Par- 
liament has been formed, which had already 
promoted a deputation to Mr. Chamberlain, while 
the right hon. gentleman presided at the Local 
Government office, asking him to lay on the table 
of the House the nroposed Government measure. 
Mr. Chamberlain" declined to pledge himself, but 
expressed a belief that the tendency of 
the measure would be to place the entire 
control of licensing in the hands of popularly 
elected bodies. Surely every enlightened Tem- 
perance Organisation should combine to oppose 
such a measure. It may involve the control and 
even the strangulation of Local Option. To give 
absolute power to any body whatever (whether 
Imperially appointed or popularly elected) to curse 
the community in whose midst it exists, 
I is a species of tyranny and corruption 

May 3, 1886. 



rhich every true Temperance reformer should 
(rithat^nd to the utmost. A more anomalous 
ieparture towards misgovemment could hardly be 
mggeated. Such a scheme would offer the strongest 
possible inducements to corruption of the worst 
kind. It would be only a pretence of Local Option, 
ind under this pretence the licensin-^ system would 
possibly strike its roots more deeply and multiply 
ita victims on all hands. Local Government itself 
would be degraded and dishonoured, and good 
men would more and more keep aloof 
from the municipal conflict and worry to 
which such a system would subject them. 
I would urge the formation of a National Council 
representing all parts of England, which should 
collect expressions of opinion from political, 
religious, and Temperance bodies, and communicate 
BUch opinions by means of an influential deputa- 
tion to the Government. The direct popular veto 
must be demanded and enforced ; and to this 'end 
the Temperance party needs better organisation, 
BO that votes shall only be given for members of 
Parliament who will support the direct veto,and so 
that the fate of any Government shall be en- 
dangered by withholding it. 

I am of opinion that every step in the direction of 
licensing by the people, or by elected representa- 
tives of the people, will be an aggravation of the 
evils of the existing system ; and I see great 
danger lest Temperance reformers may be lured 
to support a very delusive and mischievous form of 
Local Option, by the bait of the Direct Veto being 
held up to their imagination as a possible addition 
te some unsound scheme. They may thus 
find themselves the victims of elected Licensing 
Boards, and discover that they have been parties 
to the forging of a new and more formidable 
licensing system than at present exists, without 
having secured the only measure worth working 
for, the power of tha inhabitants to prohibit the 
traffic by a direct local veto. Every effort to fasten 
a licensing system upon the people should be 
strenuously opposed, and true Temperance 
reformers sliould stand out firmly and boldly 
against any legislators and any Go- 
vernment that may introduce a measure 
failing to confer complete prohibitory power 
upon the people in their several localities. 
It ia high time that a clear issue were started and 
fought out. Members of Parliament and Cabinets 
should now be brought to take sides, and declare 
themselves. The main question at issue should be 
wh^^her they arc with the publicans or with the 
people. The transference of licensing an evil 
tramc from a judicial authority to a popularly 
elected body would be a woful example of ruling 
fncapacity on the part of the British Government. 
Parliament might as well, and with less tendency 
to corruption and disorder, ask the people 
of themselves, or by their local represen- 
tatives, to sanction bad sanitation, dishonesty, 
crime, the pollution of rivers, the licensing of 
vicious resorts, or any other form of social evil. 
This is an unheard of violation of the prime duty 
of a strong and righteousGovernment, and a strange 
abortion of Mr. Gladstone's own doctrine that 
it ia the duty of a Government to make 
it easy to do right and diflficult to do wrong. 
On the other hand , so long as Parliament 
shall continue to legalise this evil traflac in any 
form and upon any conditions, alleging in justifi- 
cation the claims of public convenience or require- 
ments, it is intolerable that any law or any 
tribunal should be permitted to force the traftic 
into neighbourhoods where the inhabitants protest 
gainst ita existence. A traflic, whose evil conse- 
(|Uences render it an infamy and a curse wherever 
it exists, ought not to be endured even by a pro- 
testing minority; but to impose il upon an outraged 
majority is a species of tyranny and wrong for 
which there can be no excuse and no compensation. 
I would, therefore, again most respectfully and ur- 
gently press this one measure upon ourjmembership, 
and ask them to concentrate their best eflbrts upon 
the demand for a iukect I'OI-ulak lo'al veto. 

Many minor legislative proposals may suggest 
themselves as deserving our assistance, and I 
would heartily recommend the support of every 
effort, however small, in the right direction ; but 
we must not overlook the danger of blocking the 
way by small proposals. We may thus waatefuUy 
absorb time and influence, and detract from the 
force needed to ensure the succeaa of our efforts to 
obtain the right of the direct veto. 

The petition to Parliament for tho release of ex- 
Bttective Williams from penal servitude, which 

was signed at our last session in ^lanchester by 
representatives from every county in England, was 
duly presented by Mr. Benjamin Whitworth, M.P,. 
and I lost no opportunity of informing the public 
and bringing influence to bear upon Parlia- 
ment so long aa any hope remained. I have ad- 
dressed a number of large meetings in 
London, and others in Birmingham, Nottingham, 
Derby and Leicester ; whilst numerous other meet- 
ings were held in various parts of the country as 
the result of our eliurts and the interest created by 
the official oraan. The change of Ministry and 
the general election hindered the continuance of 
these efforts, but as soon as the new Parliament 
had settled to its work, I was enabled, in conjunction 
with the Hon. Sec. of the London Committee, to 
enlist the valuable aid and influence of Mr. Lewis 
Mclver, M.P. After conference with that gentle- 
man I prepared a memorial from Mrs. Williams 
praying for the clemency of the Crown. This has 
been signed by her and presented by Mr. Mclver to 
the Home Secretary ; also another memorial, to 
which Mr. Mcl\ er, assisted by Mr. JosephLeicester, 
MP., and other friends, obtained the signatures of 
Mr. John Bright and many members of Parliament, 
urging a similar request. I earnestly hope that ere 
long I may be able to report the release of Williams 
from imprisonment, as one step towards retracing 
the cruel injustice which I am convinced he has 
innocently suffered. 

A considerable number of D.E.S.'a have again 
failed to send me their annual reports. The 
omissions will be noted by the non-mention of 
such Districts in the following summary : — 

Cheshire, West. — Bro. John Davies, D.E.S., 
reports active interest in Parliamentary Election. 
Highly commends action of Bro. Hall, C.S., of 
Crewe. Delivered lectures on Local Option v. 
Local Control ; visited Lodges. Thinks we shall 
never get what we want until Prohibitionists break 
up "Liberal Party," and aet up their own establish- 
ment. Would create enthusiasm amongst our 
members by promoting an I.O.G.T. Direct Veto 

Cumberland, East. —Bro. Thomas Todd, 
D.E.S., reportagood work at the Election. The 
Liberal candidates were favourable ; " The Tories 
would not have anything to do with us." Thinks 
Lodges should be compelled to elect E.S.'s or sur- 
render their charters. 

Cumberland, West. — Bro. John Penn, DE.S., 
reports that good Election work was done at White- 
haven. Constituency deputies were at work in 
every other constituency except Cockermouth. 
Held conferences, formed committees, and dis- 
tributed 30,000 leaflets during General Election. 

Devon, East.— Bro. E. Pike, D.E.S., complains 
of remissness of E.S.'s ni failing to send reports. 
Secured return of Prohibition M. f.'s in Torquay 
and Ashburton divisions. Other divisions not 
fousht on these lines. 

Devon, South. — Bro. J. F. Rich, D.E.S, 
reports satisfactory results Inmunicipal contests. 
Has attended D.L. and Ex. meetings, expounded 
principles, distributed literature, and promoted 
petitions for Sunday Closing and Poole Perjury 
case. Finds indisposition with members to 
discuss political action, and thinks a separate 
Political Action Committee should supervise the 
electoral work and keep it "entirely separate 
from rescuing poor fallen ones." 

Dorset (North, East, South, and West 
Divisions). — Bro. John T. Baker, D.E.S. , reports 
remissness of E.S.'s in sending returns. Com- 
mends the C.S. of Weymouth for good work at 
Parliamentary Election. Corresponded with 
candidates at the General Election. Recommends 
E.S.'s to cultivate the electors in their respective 
Lodges ; and for C.S. to look after Lodges and 
instruct them in the vote for vote policy. 

Durham, North.— Bro. Wm. Brown, D.E.S., 
reports good work in supporting favourable candi- 
dates at the General Election, in fact, the whole of 
the successful candidates in the District. Some 
good fighting in municipal contest. 

Durham, South. — Bro. William Dodgson, 
D. E. S. , reports that with few exceptions our 
members voted for Direct Veto candidates for 
Parliament, in many cases voting against their 
party proclivities. Lodges were well looked after 
and advised, and 00,000 tracts or pamphlets dis- 
tributed. Bro. Wrathall's iiddresses very useful. 
All M.P.'s for South Durham, except Sir J. Pease, 
favour the direct Local Veto. This District main- 
tains ita high character for political zeal and con- 
sistency, and the result ia all that might be expected. 

Gloucester, East. — Bro, W. Newcombes, 
D.E.S., reports some Lodges remiss aa to election 
of E.S. Some good work done at Election. Chel- 
tenham returned a brewer, with the aid, he regrets 
to say, of some Good Templars. 

Hants, South.— Bro. J. 0. Rogers, D.E.S., 
reports good work at the general election, in- 
cluding visitation, meetings, circulars, issue of 
literature, itc. ; also activity in municipal elections. 
Regrets lack of funds, and suggests some system, 
either national ur local, for electoral work, and the 
formation of a National Temperance party. 

Hunts., North.— Bro. Walter Wilmot, D.E.S., 
reports good work at Parliamentary Election. Some 
Lodges not interested in political work. 

Herts. — Bro. John Edward Gray, D.E.S., 
reports active eflbrt at General Election. Candi- 
dates all questioned, Ac. An evident tendency to 
secure " return of a Liberal government." There 
is a scarcity of Lodges in this county. 

Isle of Wight.— Bro. Rev. J. E. Shcphard, 
D.E.S., reports activity at Parliamentary Election. 
D.E.S. spoke in reply to the M.P. in relation to 
Sunday Closing and Local Option ; also printed 
and circulated 5,000 copies of speech, and 10,000 
leaflets. Visited and addressed various Districts. 

Kent, West. — Bro. Henry Renshaw has rendered 
active service. Worked successfully at the Brewster 
Sessions Laments lack of interest with many 

Lancashire, North.— Bro. T. Swindlehurst, 
D.E.S., reports good work. Length of district no 
less than 80 miles. Includes Preston, where, in 
spite of so much Temperance teaching, two adverse 
candidates succeeded, and Mr. T. W. Russell, " a 
candidate that any constituency might be proud 
of," Buffered defeat. Other constituencies equally 
unsuccessful, except Barrow, but Mr. Duncan 
ultimately unseated, and Mr. W. S. Caine trium- 
phantly returned. 

Lancashire, S.W. — Bro. Morris Jones, D.E.S., 
reports good work at General Election. Candidates 
written to and interviewed ; 10 promised Direct 
Veto, Out of 10 only three Temperance candidates 
secured seats. Temperance political education 
sadly needed amongst many Good Templara in this 
district. Thinks more literature should be 
judiciously circulated in the Lodges. 

Lincolnshire. — Bro. J. R. Longstaff, D.E.S., 
reports work at General Election. Issued three 
separate addresses to the Lodges, 

Middlesex. — Bro. J. W. Jone3,D.E.S., reports : 
" We have done no special work. It is more than 
we can do, seeing how much we have to fight against 
our members mixing with party politics. Bro. 
Jones recommends that every member, from G. L. 
Executive downwards, detetmine UDt to mix with 
any political party, but form a party of our own 
outside altogether of anything but Temperance. 
Let our Temperance be uppennost and our Toryism 
and Radicalism at the bottom," &c. 

Northumberland. — Bro. A. W. Wilkie, D.E.S., 
reports good work at the Election, and success of 
sound candidates. Attention being given to 
registration and education. 

Somerset, East. — Bro. Wm. J. Holbrook, 
D.E.S., reports good work at Brewster Sessions 
and at School Board election. 

Surrey, East and Mid. —Bro. John Woollacott, 
D.E.S., reports active work at General Election at 
cost of about £20, also at School Board election. 

Yorks, North- West. — Bro. .Joseph Walshaw, 
D. K.S., reports the formation prior to general 
election of a Temperance Hundred pledged to 
Direct Veto. Members worked well and result 
satisfactory. Every County Rep. pledged to Direct 
Veto, also three Borough Reps. Other three 
Borough Reps, in favour of Local Option (what- 
ever they may mean by it). 

Yorkshire, N. — Bro. John W. B. Leo reports 
that he corresponded with the Lodges advising and 
urjjing active effort at the General Election. 

York.shire, S.W. — Bro. James Hampshire re- 
ports that the C. S.'s worked splendidly at the 
General Election, but many members voted for 
candidates opposed to Temperance legislation. Out 
of 12 candidates recommended by S.W. Yorks, 10 
were elected pledged to support sound Temperance 
legislation. Our brother has organised electoral 
work in this District most efiectively, and lias 
given it active and laborious personal supervision, 
with good results. 

Submitted in Faith, Hope and Charity, 

John Kempsteb. 

Guardian Election. — Bro. J. Wilson, P.D.C.T., 
has been re-elected guardian for the 10th year, 
and was at Carston Board meeting on April 24, re- 
elected senior vice-chairman for the thiid time. 


Mav 3, 1886. 



On Good Friday afternoon, in the presence of an ' 
estimated assembly of some 8,000 persona, a drink- placing a drinking fo°untain on a spot on the 
mo fountain, erected at the jiinctionof Great of the deceased's labours, bnt, t 

Soon after Bro, Thorneloe's decease steps wore 
taken to perpetuate his memory. A comnuttee was 
formed, amongst whom were Mr. G. W. .Johnson, 
and Bros. N. \V. Hubbard, P.D.C.T. (chairman), 
and C. Pinhorn,D.C.T. (secretary), and subscriptions 
were solicited, originally witli the intention of 
...... ■ ■ ■ lity 

some cause 

College-street and Kentish Town-road, m the other, contributions did not flow in as was expected 
northern part of the Jletropolis, as a mBmorial of or as such a good object deserved, and it was 
the late Mr. .Tabez Inwards, was unveiled and eventually decided, by the leave of subscrib. 
dedicated to the use of the public. The Rev. G. to erect a memorial over the grave. The 
M. Murphy presided at the ceremony, and the selected design is a broken shaft of polished 
followinij_ address was read and presented to the ^ Aberdeen granite, about 10 feet high, on a solid 

square York-staging base. The cost is £57, the 

gentleman : — 
"Sir, — la asking you to dedicate to the use of the 
public this memorial fouutaiu erected by the friends 
of Temperance on. ground generously given by the 
Vestry of St. Pancraa, the design beiug furnished 
by the Metropolitau Drinking Fountain Association, 
the committee desire to placi? upon record their pro- 
found gratitude to God for the gift of a life so noble 
as that of their lat^ ever-to-be-Iamented friend 
whose memory this fountain 
was a prince among men, 

D flexible 


principles, who feared 
WTOUgtit righteousness earnestly, 
totaler he was second to none. He v 
mieing, and in its advocacy powerful and 
He was a genial companion, a lover of all good men 
and the friend of all true reform, amongst whom he 
was a giant in mind and intellect. In passing away q ii 

expenses totalling some £03. Towards this about 
£52 has been promised and received. 

As the rules of the cemetery company prohibit 
demonstrations of any kind in the grounds the 
next best thing was done, and a memorial service 
was held in the adjacent Albert Hall, Albert-road, 
Peckham, on Good Friday afternoon at four p.m., 
dedicated. He ' ^^ signalise the consummation of the work. Bro. 
sLerling* and^'io Rev. W. Mildon, P/\V.DJ3h., who was a 

labourer in the work of Bro. Thorneloe among the 

a tee- common lodging-houses of tho Mint, &c., appro- 

uncompro- priately conducted a short and impressive service. 

"tiring. Bro.Supt. Foster presided, and gave an address. Mr. 

G. W. Johnson, Bro. C. Hill, and Bro. Mildon also 

poke. Sister Marion Hyde, of the Koyal Normal 

for the Blind, sang with excellent taste, 

he has left a gap not ea-y to be fillpd ; but his life i, rm - • i -.i r - .. 

and labours will be cherished, and the memories of I \^]''^^ '^ ^ green hill far away 

the past will spread a sweet fragrance among those '*"®^ ^ ^**te of thanks to the chairman, which was 

whom coming generations will honour for their steady proposed by Mr. Dankley, seconded by Bro. J. 

endeavours and persistent efforts to rid England and Hodges, W.D.S., and carried unanimously, those 

the world of the shame and curse of drunkenness. He present proceeded to the cemetery to inspect the 

rests from his labours, 

was faithful unto death 
and his works do follow 

After Mr. Murphy had replied to the address, 
Bro. Rev. G. W. McCree moved the following re- 
solution : — " That the thanks of tlie friends of 
Temperance are due and are hereby given to the 
chutchwardens and members of the Vestry of St. 
Fancras for the free gift of the eligible site on which 
the memorial fountain to the lat^ Mr. Jabez -c, lju t- 
Inwards is erected."— This was seconded by Mr. ^ d^;™;"^ J^'^^fr^ 
R. Rae, of the National Temperance League, and 
carried by acclamation. — Mr. T. E. Gibb, M.P. 
replied in appropriate terms, and was followed by 
Mr. Beavis, Vestryman of St. Pancras. — Capti " 
Revell moved, Mr. William Saunders, M. 
seconded, the following resolution: — *'That this 
demonstration of teetotalers and others sincerely 
thank the Drinking Fountain Association and 
the subscribers to the memorial fund for their 
kindly efi"ort8 which have culminated in the 
dedication of so handsome a fountain to the 
public use." — This was carried by acclamation. 
Mrs. Jabez Inwards then unveiled the fountain, 
amid loud and continuous cheering, and, having first 
drunk of the water, Mr. Murphy proclaimed it 
opened for the use of the public for ever. The 
Doiology was next sung, and the proceedings ended. 

The fountain is 13ft. Gin. high, width at base 
10ft. 4in., surmounted with an urn of granite marble. 
The inscription on the one side runs ; " Erected by 
the friends of Temperance to the memory of Jabez 
Inwards ; born April 23, 1807 ; died at Kentish 
Town Dec. 21, 1880," whilst suitable Scripture texts 
are inscribed on each of the other sides. 

monument, which some 200 and 300 sympathisers 

had also visited during the afternoon. The 

memorial is inscribed as follows ; — 

En ^Umornun. 


Born at Groby, Leicestershire, May l"th, 182G. 

Died at Kenningten, Surrey, June 2Gtb, 1884, 

Good Friday also witnessed the honouring of 
another lamented worthy, our Bro. George Tliorne- 
loe, whose remains lay in Nunhead Cemetery. It 
is not necessary to dwell at length upon the work 
accomplished by our late brother. Those who 
knew him knew him as one of the most indefatig- 
able workers in the Temperance cause. His power- 
ful advocacy was at the service of all sections of 
the movement. Of late years his whole time was 
devoted to the work, and not only his time but 
his means also. Thousands of miles he travelled 
each year that he might appeal to the people 
in the remote parts of our land, and great blessings 
invariably followed his fervent addresses. As the 
founder and conductor of the mission amongst the 
common lodging-houses of the Mint, in the South 
of London, his name will continue green in the 
memory of many a family of which some member 
has been raised from the lowest depths, by his sym- 
pathetic care and helping hand ; in the hearts of 
Buch he will ever live, but, says the committee, we 
desire that coming generations shall find a witness 
to the esteem in which ho was held by those who 
knew him — esteem for his singleness of aim in the 
reclamation of tho fallen, his burning zeal in the 
cause of sobriety, and the patriotic devotion of hia 
talenta to the beat interests of his country. 

mark of eateem for his intense 
devotion to the Temperance cause ducing a period of 
34 years. 
April 23rd, 18SG. 
Taking advantage of the occasion, Peckham 
Lodge, No. 5, which meets at the Albert Hall, had 
provided a tea for the visitors, and on their return 
from the cemetery some 00 friends sat down to an 
excellently served tea, to which hearty justice was 
done. The Lodge is to be congratulated upon the 
success of the eHort, as the experience of former 
Good Friday ventures was not at all an encourage- 

Tocrowna well-spent day a public meeting was held 
Bubsequentlytothetea, over which Bro. T.C. Macrow, 
H.D., presided. Addresses wore given by the 
chairman, and Bro. F. W. Dimbleby, P.D.C.T. ; 
Mr. W. Bell, of the U.K. Band of Mope Union ; 
Bro. W. Ventris, of the Rechahites ; and Bro. C. 
Pinhorn, D.O.T. Bro. W. E. Hooper, W.D.Co., 
sang "Where is my Wandering Boy to-night, " and 
little Miss Barbut gave a recitation in a manner to 
well merit the applause she received at its finish. 
Thus ended a good day's work. 

The Friends' Socieiv and Temperance.— On 



At the Marylebone Police-court, on April 2' 
IVIr. Arthur Ernest Oanney, hon. secretary of t! 
Kilburn Temperance Council, was charged wi 
unlawfully and maliciously publishing a defamatoi 
libel concerning Mr. George Shield, landlord of tl 
Lord Palmerston public-house, High-road, Kilbarnl 
— Mr. Maitland, solicitor to the Licensed Victuallere! 
Association, appeared to prosecute, and Mr. G. Candy. 
barrister, was for the defendant. — In stating th« 
case for the prosecution, Mr. Maitland said thff 
libel complained of was contained in a paper callei! 
the Bmr.on, the official organ of the Kilburn Tem- 
perance Council. In the pap^r was a paragraph 
headed, " Dare You Drink Again ? " which ran as 
follows :— " A horrible occurrence at the Lord 
Palmerston. — On Saturday night last a disgusting 
scene was witnessed at the Lord Palmerston. A 
poor unfortunate girl, who had been supplied with 
drink to excess, was thrown out : her language and 
screams were horrible, and three policemen were 
not sutticient to carry her oft'. After a scene which 
was too disgusting to be described, a stretcher was 
fetched, the girl thrown in, strapped down,v i I 
rushed ofl", amidst the jeersandlaughterof acowardly 
and mean crowd, nearly all of whom had been drink 
ing. We protest against the base and abominable 
behaviour of the cowardly landlord of the Lord 
Palmerston, who bribes the police three and four 
times a day with beer to throw out these unfortu- 
nate creatures when he has got all their money, and 
made them drunk." That was the libel complained 
of. Whatever may have occurred was at a neigh- 
bouring public-house, and the girl was carried past 
the Lord Palmerston, where she had been rofused 
drink. — Mr. Shield, the complainant, was called, 
and he categorically denied the charges contained 
in the paragraph ; and other witnesses gave some 
formal evidence. — Mr. Candy expressed his client's 
regret for writing the last sentence of the para- 
graph, and explained that it was committed to 
paper while suffering from strong emotion and ex- 
citement, produced as the result of seeing some- 
thing of what had happened. With regard to the 
other part of the article, he might be able to justify 
it at a future time. — Mr. Canney was committed 
for trial, but was admitted to bail in one surety of 



1. "I reply there is but one remedy — total absti • 
;nce." — Dr. Edmunds, Senior Physician to London. 
Tem. Hospital. 

Total abstinence is essential. This is the 
experience of all who have successfully treated the 
drink crave." — Norman Kerr, M.D., F.L.S. 

3. *' It is of paramount importance that alcohol 
should never pass the individual's lips." — C. R. 
Francis, M.D., late Surgeon-General of India. 

4. "Entire removal of stimulant a." — Dr.Stewart, 
of Clifton. 

Such a case as that which I have described 
would clench every argument that had been de- 
scribed in that room to the effect that there is no 
whatever for such cases but abstinence to the 

/"< J -c -J tl 1 i- c ii- r • J J *^"io wiiaiever lur auuii cases out RDSlinence to tne 

CoodFr.daythe annual mcetmg of the nends and! ]^3t ^ „f y^^i^. ^^^^^„_^ VV. Sardson 
supporters of the London Quakers Teetotal jyi D ^^ "• " . xMi-uarusuu, 

Association was held at their meeting-house in St. 
John's-lane, Clerkenwell, under the presidency of 
Mr. T. Scott. The chairman explained that on that 
day they celebrated the lOiUh anniversary of 
the opening of that place of worship, which during 
its chequered career had been devoted to enter- 
prises having for their aim the amelioration of the 
spiritual, social, and material condition of the in- 
dustrial classes of the Metropolis. It was a grati- 
fying fact that during tlio [past decade 
of its existence some well-known members 
of the Friends' Society — such as Mr. 
Pease, of Darlington, and Mr. Fry, of Bristol 
— had taken part in their meetings, the 
influence of which, he had no doubt, permeated 
the working classes of Clerkenwell with a happy 
result. At the conclusion of the chairman's 
address, which was frequently applauded, a service 
of song was efficiently rendered by the choir, and 
the proceedings terminated with a cordial vote of 
tlianks to Mr. Scott for presiding. 

Food Addltehation.— Mr. Cassall, lecturing at the 
Health Exhibition, said: ''Homceopathic Cocoag are well 
named, as they contain the amaUest quantity of Cocoa." 
Cadbubt's Cocoa is guaranteed pure, and we recommend 
the public to buy no other. — [Advt.J 

Rome and the American Liqvor Traffic. 

The decrees of the council of Roman Catholic 
bishops held at Baltimore upwards of a year ago 
have been confirmed by the Pupe and returned to 
America. On the subject of Temperance, however, 
says tlie Clirlsfinn Leader, the Baltimore decrees 
mark an advance, and this is all the more com- 
mendable considering the enormous power of the 
liquor interest among the Roman Catholic popu- 
lation in New York and tlie other great cities of 
America. Not only is personal abstinence and 
the Temperance societies warmly commended, the 
" faithful people who sell intoxicating liquors" are 
solemnly warned to " consider seriously by how 
many'and how serious dangers and occasions of sin 
their business, although not unlawful in itself, is 
surrounded." They are advised to choose, " if 
they can, a more honourable way of making a 
living " ; and if this is not practicable they are 
enjoined not to sell drinls to the young and to keep 
their saloons closed on Sunday. The pressure of 
Protestant public opinion in the United States is 
clearly visible in this and also in some of the other 

May 3, 188G. 



An Improni Order of I. 0. G. T. is advertised 
whose improveraent consists in not having any 
Grand Lodge to trouble them. 

A still further and more ingenious and invigor- 
ating improvement is suggested, viz , let every in- 
dividual be his own Lodge, and stay at home, and 
then he will not be tramelhd with either Grand 
Lodge or Subordiiiate, and his Temperance organi- 
(aticu will not cost him a cent, but he will get the 
whole benefit of the society himself. 

In the north-eastern portions of this continent, 
where the beaver used to be abundant, those 
animals always had a society which regulated the 
whole beaver economy ; and the society built their 
dams, and domiciles, and dormitories with every 
necessary precaution of escape from danger, and 
always made a success of their colony ; but there 
was occasionally found an improved order of 
beaver, who either wanted to be independent of the 
Grand Lodge of Beavers, or was kicked out of tiie 
society for bad behaviour. That odd beaver 
always lived alone, and just bored a hole in the 
bank anywhere, witli only one entrance ; he 
lived an independent lite there, had his 
own way, and no per-capita tax to pay, and 
was supremely happy, but the first Indian 
hunter that came along that way was sure of one 
beaverskin,withoutany trouble, and that tribe never 
increased. And that is just about what will happen 
with these new improvements that don't want to 
have any leaders or helpers, for fear that they 
might possibly be a help to somebody else but them- 
selves. A society that cuts adrift from all others 
in that way is a perfectly selfish one, and carries in 
itself the sure elements of self-defeat. No society 
formed upon any such principles ever amounted to 
anything beyond making a little temporary chief- 
tainship, and a dive into the pockets of its dupes 
for charter fees fired in the air, for all the good 
they do to any but the sharps and charlatans who 
pocket them. — A. D. Wood, California. 


Bro. Stockdale, Windsor. —It is with the 
most sincere regret that the ivoyal Windsor Lodge 
has to record the death of Bro. Stockdale a charter 
member, ho having joined the Order at VVindsor 14 
years ago, and who has ever been a devoted worker 
in the Temperance cause in the town and neigh- 
bourhood. Bro. Stockdale was also a member of 
tho Windsor Local Parliament. His remains were 
interred on Thursday, April 22, at the Windsor 
Cemetery. A procession of Good Templars in 
regalia followed him to his last resting place, as did 
also several members from other institutions to 
which he belonged. Our brother leaves a widow 
and two children.— .1. M. 


. . ''Hull Scuool Board. — The contested election 
'has just been fought here, and has resulted in a 
great victory for the Good Templars and tho Tem- 
perance party. Sometimeaffo we werecalled together 
by the D.B.S., East Yorks. (Bro. G. Hayler) to 
consider what action the Good Templars should 
take in the coming contest. It was determined to 
bring out a candidate on distinct Temperance 
principles, with a view to same being taught to the 
children. Mr. Mills, an old teetotaler, was 
nominated, and after holding meetings all over the 
town, assisted by Bro. J. A. Wade, J.P. ,and 
others, we have succeeded in getting our candidate 

Tempeeance Demonstr.\tion. — On Easter Sun- 
day afternoon, a large Temperance demonstration 
took place on Peckham Rye, under the auspices of 
the combined Lodges of the I.O.G.T. and Pha'nix 
Orders , for the benefit of the London Tem- 
perance Hospital. At 2 o'clock about 2,000 of the 
members assembled in High-street, Peckham, 
headed by bands and with banners flying, marched 
to the Rye, where the chair was taken by Mr. Peter 
O'Leary. There were between 6,000 and 7,000 
persons, mainly of the working class, present. The 
chairman appealed strongly for support to the Tem- 
perance Hospital, which was wholly without endow- 
ment. Other members addressed the meeting, and 
a collection was then made for the hospital. The 
members of tho Order, on their way both to and 
from the Rye, by moans of boxes hooked on to the 
top of poles, collected contributions from people in 
the windows of the houses. About £7 was rcahsed. 
To Ctclists. — Strength and staying power, with 
admirable nutritive, flesh forming qualities, are retained 
in a concentrated form in Cadbury's Cocoa, providing an 
exhilarating beverage — comforting and stistaining for 
long OP short trips,— [Advi.] 


Herewith is appended a list of all the Grand 

Lodge members who have pjissed away since 

we last met in Annual Session. 


John Burling, Hope of Dartford Lodge, 
Dartford. Died November 30, 1885. 

Hexry IJelton-, P.S.J.T., &c., Welcome 
Home Lodge. Died February 3, 1880. 

Desnls Baker, P.L.D., <tc., Bedford Lodi;e, 
London. Died November 28, 1885. 
Aged 27. 

WiLLiAii BuRKOuoH, St. Phillip's Lodge, 

DoSALD Cakpbell, D.C.T. of Berks, Read- 
ine Lodge, Reading. Died July 13, 

Cecilia Ohild.s, P.W.V.T., Undercliff 
Lodge, Ventnor. Died December 5, 

Ruth Capstick, P.S.J.T. , Alston Lodge, 
Bradfcjrd. Received Degree at Brad- 
ford, 1885. Died December 2, 1885. 

John Cro.ssman, King of the Tamar Lodge, 
Gunnislake. Received Degree Ply- 
mouth, 1877. Died January 21, 188tj. 

William Collev, Jun., P.W.C.T., Feeling 
Heart Lodge, Leamington. Received 
Degree at Birmingham, 1880. Died 
August 13, 1885. 

SiMUEL Collier, P.W.O.T., &o., Blackburn 
Rescue Lodge, Blackburn. Died June 
3, 1885. 

George Charlton, H.D.G.W.C.T. of Gates- 
head. Died September 14, 1885. 

Ann Davies, W.T., Ashley Lane Endeavour 
Lodge, Manchester. Received Degree 
at Manchester, 1885. Died June 16, 

Sister Mrs. Dry,sdale. P.W.V.T., G. \V. 
Johnson Lodge, London. Received 
Degree at Memorial Hall, London, Died 
October 25, 1S85. 
E. J. Edyvean, Bona Fide Lodge, Porth- 
leven. Received Degree at Aberdeen. 
Died from drowning March 3, 188G. 

.Tames EuDY, H.D.G.W.C.T., Rev Charles 
Garrett Lodge, Manchester. Died June 
10, 1885. 

George Fox, P.W.M., Emblem of Purity 
Lodge, South Durham. Received De- 
gree, Newcastle, 1870. Dropped dead, 
January 0, 1886. 

Wm. Foster, Wilberforce Lodge, Middles- 
brough. Received Degree, Bradford, 
1877. Killed on railway, November 17, 

Sajiuel Hall, Regent Lodge, Staflbrdshire. 

Henry R. Hatton, P.S.J.T., Furness 
Lodge, Barrow. Died March 10, 1886. 

Caroline Hakdv, W.V.T., M. S. and L. 
Lodge, Shefiield. Received Degree, 
Sheffield, 1874. Died May 15, 1885. 

Robert Impey, P. W.D.Tr., Who is my 
Neighbour Lodge, Street. 

Alderman Ireland, Bodmin, Crusaders 
Lodge. Died February 20, 188B. 

Martha Ruth Lodge, P. W.C.T. , British 
Workman Lodge, Sheffield. Received 
Dearee, Sheffield, 1877. Died July 2, 
188'g. Aged 35. 

Elizabeth Morris, Withdeane Court Lodge, 

J. W. Moreton, Standard Lodge, Liverpool. 

James Nicholls, P.D.C.T., Good Hope 
Lodge, Norwich. Died July 7, 1885. 

James Phillips, Go.'deo Stream Lodge, E. 
and M. Surrey. 

George Peek, W.C.T., Onward and 
Upward Lodge, Dartmoutli. Died May 
8, 1885. 

James Rood, John Boweu Lodge, Dartford. 
Died June 7, 1885. 

Thomas Richardson, P.H.D.G.W.C.T. 
Received Degree, 1873. Died December 
4, 1885. 

James Street, P.W.C.T., Hope of Hertford 
Lodge, Hertford. Received Degree at 
Exeter Hall, London, 1878. Died March 
15, 1885. 

George Sutherland, H.D.G,W,C.T.,West 
End of London Lodge, London, Re- 
ceived Degree 1883. Died April 21, 

Franc Es Jane Thompson, W.V.T., Z,stland 
Lodge, Coathaui. Received Degree at 
Middlesbrough, 1878. Died January 14, 

Sister S. H. Westlake, of Clevedon. Died 
October 10, 18S5. Aged 40. 

F. Wallis, P.D.C.T., of Kettering. Died 
December 31, 1885. Aged 53. 

George Wintep., sen., W.O.T. and S.J.T. 
Hugh Bourne Lodge, Kingston-on- 
I'hames. Received Degree London, 
1875. Died April 28, 1885. 

W. H. W.atts, P.D.D.G. W.C.T. of North- 
ampton, S. Died August 20. Aged 44. 


In a letter to the G-mad Lchjc Times, Bro, 
Mansergh writes: — "I am very anxious for the 
success of our Grand Lodge Session, and jealous of 
its prestige and importance. It is our Annual Par- 
liament. The representatives have been duly 
elected, and at considerable expense have 
been brought from the extremes of our juris- 
diction, and are really there to transact the 
business of our Order. Just four days in a 


in thus addressing you is to beg of the Rep- 
resentatives to use that time honestly, and not 
fritter it away with useless chatter, and small talk 
which ought to be beneath the dignity of the 
Grand Lodge. Past Representatives, too, are much 
to blame in this matter, as well as the Representa- 
tives. Since I became a member of the Order in 
March, 1871, I have only been absent from two 
annual sessions, viz. : Plymouth and Southampton ; 
and I have had perhaps the best means of 
judging tho attendance, and am satisfied 
from close observation that year by year we lose 
the influence and help of true friends, who make 
up their minds, owing to the waste of time, never 
to come again to the G.L. Session. Some of these, 
nay I should say many, have told me so at the time 
and in fact hare never been again seen. Business 
men, with whom time is money, and who are in 
the habit of husbanding it and getting as much 
done as possible in the shortest time, cannot bear 
with patience, the annoyance of listening 
hour by hour to useless points of order 
and discussion on questions that they have made 
up their minds about a score of years ago. 
Now I cannot, with all my admiration and 
love for our G. W.C.T., exonerate him from some 
blame. He is a little too fond of seeing and hearing 
a ' fratch' (excuse this bit of Lancashire) on a point 
of order, when he should come short and sharp 
down on the speaker and finish it. Last year at 
Manchester I was iruly ashamed of the waste of 
Q on Tuesday and Wednesday, and visitors from 
ray own district laughed at the idea of the Grand 
Lodge meeting to do business and not doing it, and 
I wished they had been at home. Now, brethren, 
let us be sensible, let us meet to do and do the 
work at Newport with some common-sense and 

Presentation of Lodge Furniture at Spenny- 
MOOR. — On Wednesday evening, 2l8t inst, at the 
Triumph of Hope Lodge, Bro. Witherington, on 
behalf of the Ludge Furniture Committee, pre- 
sented to the Lodge a handsome suite of Lodge 
furniture, comprising stands for W.C.T., W.V.T., 
W. Sec, and W.U.Sec, and altar, all in pitch pine 
— the handiwork of the Bros. Patterson, of Hartle- 
pool, and also a new set of oflicers' regalia in silk 
velvet, with neat ornamentation. The coat, about 
12 guineas, had been defrayed by means of a con- 
cert, profit on D.L. session, refreshment arrange- 
ments, and a donation from the trustees of the 
Temperance Hall Building Fund. Bro. W. Ayton, 
W.D.Sec, Sister Berriman, L.D., and Bro. J. 
Smith responded on behalf of the Lodge, and a 
hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the committee 
for their services. Several members of the com- 
mittee (including Sisters Venners, P. W.D.V.T.. J. 
Fleming and M. Fltming, and Bros. Syme and J. 
Ayton), briefly addressed the Lodge. Music was 
supplied in an efficient manner by Sister Law and 
Bros. Law, Hirst, and Patterson. The meeting 
was largely attended and short addresses were de- 
livered by Sister Metcalfe, P.V.D., and Bro. J. 
W. Fleming, C.S., also by Bros. Patterson &vA 
Oliver, who presided. 


May i] 1885. 

G.W.O.T.— Joseph Malixs, 1 G.L. Offices, Kdumnd, 
G.W.Sec— J. B. C0LLING3, ' 3t., Birmingham. 
G.S.J.T.— Joseph Walshaw, 30, Elm6eld, Saiilc Park, 


Telegraphic Addbes3: — " Templars, BirmiDghaui." 
Home Mission Department. 

Agent por Northern Area. — John Wrathall, 7, 
Baldwin-atreet, Hawcoat, near Barrow-in-Furness. 

Good Templar anp Temperance Orphanage. 
Hon. Sec. — Bro. S. R. Rolfe, 45, Faulet-Toad, Camber- 

weU, S.E. 

Portsmouth Harbour Special V.D. — Bro, A. 
Bishton, 35, Abeicrombie-street, Landport. 





The following responses Iiave been already made 
to a private circular sent to Lodge Deputies and 
others for coutributions to a special Fund of £200 to 
meet the expenses of necessary alterations in and 
fittings up of the new offices just acquired for the 
Grand Lodge. 

£ 8. d. 
Amounts previously acknowledged ... 31 3 3 
A. E. Eccles, P.G.\V.T.,Chorley ...10 

Mrs. L. A. Walsliaw, G.S.J.T., Halifax 

Per G. Slade, Wells " 

Per H. Ainsworth, Folkestone ... 

E. Redfern, Stockport ... 

Per E. Buswell, Wells 

J. Walshaw, Halifax 

F. Bolton, Shipley 

J. Rogers, Woking... 

J. Hampshire, Rotherham 

C. J. Lee, Gorleston 

W. T. Heap, Rochdale 

.T. Price, Doncaster 

Rev. E. Franks, Wigan 

J. Peer, Loughborough ... 

PerT. Woods, Sunbury-on-Thame» 

Per G. Chives, Chichester... 

Per J. Monkhouse, London 

Per Frank A. Bunting, Charlbury 

Per J. Hull, Twickenham 

Per W. Whitsey, Woolwich 

Per H. T. Cooke, Bridgwater ... 

£4G 13 a 
John B. CollinoSj, G.W.Sec, 
G.L. Offices, Birmingham. 

























feirths, Marriages, and deaths are atinounced at the 
following rates :— Twenty words. 6d. ; every six words 
additional, 3d. Two initials count as me word, whether 
pre^xed or affixed to the name. 

Harilet— Lkdgkb.— On 26th ult., at St. John's Church, 
MiddlcBboroufifh, Bro. James Haitley. P.W.O.T., to 
Sister Annie Ledger, P.W.V.T., both of the Cyrus 

Welch— McGiBBON.— On April 22od, 188&. at the Scots 
Presbyterian Church, Queen-street, Cork, by the Rev. 
Matthew Kerr, tiro. Kobert Welch to Affnes, second 
surviving daughter of Bro. John McGibbon, Frank- 
field-road, Cork, 


Faibclodgh.— April 10th, at London, Bro. George 
Adolphus Fairclouith, of the City of London Lodge, 
aged 38 years, deeply regretted by a sorrowing wife 
and a large circle of friendB, by whom he was much 
beloved. His end was peace. 




Bkothers and Sisters, 

Your Committee have to report that there are 
now in the Orphanage 54 children, representing 14 
English counties. The number includes one boy 
received recently from Antwerp, after havin^ been 
for some time a member of the Juvenile Temple 
meeting in that city. Fourteen children have been 
removed from the institution during the year, and 
12 others— nine boys and three girls — have been 
admitted. The health of the children has been 
good and their progress in scholarship satisfactory, 
as indicated by the report of H.M. Inspector, fol- 
lowing his annual examination. The school has 
azain received a grant from the Government Educa- 
tion Department. 

The income of the year apart from the building 
fund has been £988 5s., of which the collections 
from English Lodges and Juvenile Temples amount 
to £023183. IJd., a falling off from the previous 
yeiar, when the receipts from the same sources were 
£<575 53. Gjd. The total receipts for the general 
fund are k^b below those shewn in last report. 
This decrease may be partially accounted for by an 
alteration in the method of book-keeping, in con- 
sequence of which various amounts which would, 
under the former arrangement, have ap- 
peared in this year's receipts will now be 
included in next year's accounts. All expendi- 
ture is now charged to the general fund, 
including interest on mortgage and bank charges 
amounting to £143 10s. 4d. hitherto placed to the 
building fund. This arrangement will indicate 
clearly the financial condition of the institution, 
and its result is to swell the expenditure of the 
year, as shewn in the general account ; but the debt 
upon the building is reduced to the full amount of 
sums specially given to the building fund, to which 
no outlay will in future be charged. The expendi- 
ture of the year is shewn to be £1,209 Is. 2d., 
being £280 in excess of the receiots ; but the 
debt upon the building is now £3,329 lis. 7d., 
as compared witli £3,482 2s. 3d. shewn in last 
report. Towards the building fund £152 
10b. 8d. has been received during the year. 
of which £132 Os. 8d. was the proceeds of the 
baEaar held at the Orphanage during the summer, 
and £10 voted by the Crystal Palace Ffete (1884) 
Committee, supplementing the sum of £50 voted 
by that body the previous year. The total receipts 
have been £1,140 ISs. 8d., and the expenditure 
£1,269 Is. 2d. 

In addition to the bazaar held at the Orphanage, 
another was organised by True Unity of Tonbridge 
Lo-dge, 842, which resulted in £35 Oa. being added 
to our funds. The members of the Order in West 
Gloucester District have also remitted £25 Ss. as 
the result of their efforts in the same direction. 
The institution would receive material aid if our 
mjerabera in other parts would do their best to obtain 
funds in similar manner. 

We feel the necessity of earnestly appealing to the 
members of this Grand Lodge, and the members of 
the Order throughout the country to support the 
institution by their gifts and collections. Many 
candidates are awaiting admission, whom the Board 
would gladly receive at once did the funds at their 
disposal permit. The regular income of the 
Orphanage is insufficient to maintain it in its present 
condition, and must be increased if the Board is to 
ba spared the necessity of reducing the number of 
children. We trust that increased efforts will be 
put forth during the coming year to improve the 
financial position of the institution and strengthen 
the hands of the Board in the work they have 


Makgaket Lucas, 
Joseph Maltns, 
Sarah A. Robson, 
C. Stacy-Watsox. 
JEndorsbd— S, R. Rolfe, Hon. Skc. 


Bro. William McLarty, Sister Sarah McLarty, 
and Bro. Robert Brydon, of Refuge Lodge, sail for 
To'wnsville, Queensland, in the ss. Duke of West- 
minster from Gravesend on May 19, and would be 
j glad to know of any members going by the same 
j vessel. -Address Wm. McLarty, High Harrington, 
i Cumberland. ^____ 

\ Bro. Rosbottom is now open for engagements to speak 
\ andsing.-lOO, Pool Stock, Wigan, Lancas,— [Advt J 



There is something very pleasant about sprmg, but 
there i-^ also something particularly danireroua. In order 
that the frost may be set free, lat«nt heat must be 
absorbed, and this, taken from the atmosphere, leavt 
liill far mora trying to the health than the cold of 
utumn or winter. Not only this, but the h«at. 
f the sun dries up the putrefying vegetation 
that the winter has accumulated, and fii's the' 
with malaria. Spriog fevers are very common' 
and they are a very dansterous Rtfiiction. They arise' 
, the enervated condition of the body ; from the 
malarial luHuences of the atmosphere, and from the 
general change of the season. They shew themselves ia. 
nnumerable forms, but their source can be traced to 
lome one of the abot'e causes. The indications of their 
approach are a thirst for acids; yellow complexion; a 
weak circulation of the blood ; unnatural oon- 
a of the skin ; mysterious aching of the, 
3 ; a feeling of emptiness in the bead ; emacia- 
with woe begone expression of the face ; 
palpitation and irre?ularity of the heart ; deficient or 
natural appetite, flatulence and constipation ; cold 
surface with a high temperature of the body; chills and 
fever; chronic bronchitis, spasmodic asthma and catarrh 
of the throat ; a sensation of numbneps on one tide of the 
body, with a pressure on the oppnsite side of the head ; a 
constant sense of weariness, with fluttering of the stomach, 
nkin^ sensations and dizziness. Any of these physical 
conditions must be treated promptly and thoroughly. 
The vitality must be restored, the system strengthened, 
for if they do not at once produce serious diseases they 
likely to lay the foundation of contititutional dis- 

Dr. Young, in his work on " Malaria and its Effects," 
says: "When the poison of malaria exists in the human 
body in a hidden form, it will excite and complicate any 
"isease to which the body may be disposed. It becomes 
great danger when complicated with local aflfections of 
16 lungs, heart, liver, or kidneys." The liver should 
pass out two and a half pounds of bile daily. The kidneys 
should also relieve the system of a proportionate amount 
of poison. 
There is scarcely a town in the world where malaria ia 
;, a leading cause of disease. In hot, moist climates 
produces yellow fever; in temperate zones cyphoid 
1 intermittent fevers. It paralyses the liver and 
kidneys. These organs become ^lled with blood, 
producing enlarged liver, and chronic albuminuria, or 
Bright's disease of kidneys, by interrupting the circula- 
tion of the blood. If the blood does not properly circulate, 
en it is not cleansed, and impure blood means decay 
d death. It has for years been a study with the most 
diiceroing physicians and scientists how best to counter- 
act these destructive tendencies, or check them when 
they have once begun ; but it has been found to be a 
moat difficult task. Medicines which, under other 
circumstances, have seemed to operate finely, become 
utterly inefficient when applied to these serious dis- 
orders. A few years since, however, a remedy was 
found to be specially adapted to these troubles, and 
it has since acquired a worM-wide reputation as an 
antidote for miasmatic poisons. This remedy ia 
Warner's Safe Cure. It is not an experimental 
pound, but its merits have been proved by the 
severest of tests. Its unusual value is shewn by its 
enormous sale, and by the many dangerous and useless 
imitations which have been made of it. As a complete 
blood purifier, and as a spring tonic, it is really marvel- 
lous in its power8,and anyone who isconsciousolanyof the 
symptoms above enumerated cannot safely be without it. 
What malaria really is has been a vexed question. 
Many theories have been advanced, one of which is that 
it is caused by the emanations of a certain species of 
plant called Piemelhe. To these have been applied the 
term of ''earth miasm " and " a^ue plants," and as these 
plants are invariably found in malarious districts, 
there would seem to be some foundation for 
thia assertion. We know certainly that cryptogamic pro- 
ductions eliminated by the kidneys have caused malarial 
^ell as intermittent fevers, and also these ague plants 
found in the urine of the afflicted persons. It is thus 
clearly proved that the kidneys are all important 
factors in malaria. The period of incubation is indefinite 
often only a few days or weeks being required, but 
the disease may not assert itself for several months, 
and even yearM may elapse before the morbid effects 
are manifested. The above theory as to its cause is 
endorsed by Dr. Anderson, of Cinetnnati, Ohio, the 
leading authority on malarial diseases in the United 
States, and who also says : — " I have used Warner's 
Safe Cure in the most obstinate cases of malaria, and 
have found that it worked admirably ; indeed, I have 
tried it too often not to be convinced of ite efficacy,* 

All the foregoing truths shew the importance of watch- 
ing the health at this particular season of the year. To 
avoid the possibility of any fever ; to thoroughly purify 
the blood and to put the system in a condition to per- 
form the duties and enjoy the pleasures of life, is a great 
privilege. That this can be done by using Warner's Safe 
Cure, which is sold by all chemists and druggists, or can 
he had of the manufacturers at -17, Farringdon- street, 
London, E.G., the experience of thousandn have proved 
beyond a doubt, audit is being daily verified by thou- 
sands more. 

When disease is fastened upon the body; when pain 
becomes the only prospect in life ; when hope departs 
and despair begins, anything that can furnish relief is 
gladly welcomed. But how much better it would be to 
counteract these evil tendencies before they have become 
strong — how much easier to prevent them aleogether by 
the proper use of a remedy which has proved its worth 
by its unfailing powers. Anyone who pauses and re- 
flects will, we believe, see the truth of these conclusions 
and be goverened thereby, 

May 3, 1886. 







Modern Cooking and Modern Living have 
brought it on. It comes upon us unawares. 
The patients have pains about the chest 
and sides, and sometimes in the back. They 
feel dull and sleepy ; the mouth has a bad 
taste, especially in the morning. A sort of 
sticky slime collects about the teeth. The 
appetite is poor. There is a feeling like a 
heavy load on the stomach ,- sometimes a 
faint all-gone sensation at the pit of the 
stomach which food does not satisfy. The 
eyes are sunken, the hands and feet become 
cold and feel clammy. After a while a cough 
sets in, at first dry, but after a few 
months it is attended with a greenish-coloured expectoration. The patient feels tired 
all the while, and sleep does not seem to aflford any rest. After a time he becomes nervous, 
irritable, and gloomy, and has evil forebodings. There is a Giddiness, a sort of whirling 
sensation in the head when rising up suddenly. The bowels become costive ; the skin is 
dry and hot at times; the blood becomes thick and stagnant; the whites of the eyes 
become tinged with yellow; the kidney secretions become scanty and highly coloured, 
depositing a sediment after standing. There is frequently a spitting up of the food, 
'Sometimes with a sour taste, and sometimes with a sweetish taste; this is frequently 
attended with palpitation of the heart and asthmatic symptoms ; the vision becomes 
impaired, with spots before the eyes ; there is a feeling of great prostration and weakness. 

All these symptoms are in turn present. 
population has this disease in some of its 
varied forms. Seigel's Syrup changes the 
ferments of the Digestive organs so as 
to convert the food we eat into a form that 
will give nourishment to the feeble body, 
and good health is the consequence. The 
effect of this remedy is simply marvellous. 
Millions upon millions of bottles have been 
sold in this country, and the testimonials in 
favour of its curative powers are over- 
whelming. Hundreds of so-called diseases 
under various names are the result of 
Indigestion, and when this one trouble is 
removed the other diseases vanish, for they 
are but symptoms of the real malady. 

It is thought that nearly one-half of our 




S E I G E L' S 

Testimonials from Thousands of 
people speaking highly of its Curative 
properties prove this beyond all doubt. 

Price 2s. 6d. per Bottle. 



ofleM Wl'flp no hnnr \n .r«T.. the T,n(i«« nieeti" at 8 o. 
Lodfra RpciewHen plfs«e noTp that wc i( not -ipnrl i 
PU'Tnent of "iihsicriprionn : '.he a 
tor the orriofl putd fnr »ieine & mffirfeni acknowlertcmont 


Qnarter One Line l3 Q<\. Two Lines 39. 0^. 

Half-Year „ Ss. Oil. ,, 63. Od. 

Year Ba. Od. ,, 103 O't. 

Subscriptions may coraraonce at; any date an*! must be pre- 
paid. Post Office Orders payable to JoilN KempstER, at " Lud- 

gate-circufl ■' office. 

Armonry. Norwood Bohools, Boiithall. 7.30. 
Benjamin Franklin. Percy Hall, 3, Percy-street, Tottenham 

Oratltnde, 1. Wells-bnil dines. HaTnnatead, N.W. 8 IS. 
Kinp'fl Messenger. Coffee Palace, Hi?h-8t., Notting Hill Gate. 
Orange Branch Cong. Schs., St. Martin-street, Leiccster-squaro 

(entrance, Loog'a-court). 8.15. 
Peckham Dewdrop. St. George's Hall.St.Oeor(ie's-rd.,Peckham. 
Regina. Bi-itish Schools. Kontlsh Town-road, N.W. 
Shamrock. Pboenix Coffee Tar., 40 New Kent-rd., S.E. 8.15. 
South MetroDoHtan TemDoraoce Hall, BlaokEriars-rd-.S E., 8.15 
Vernon. 176- Pentonvilleniad. N. 


Albert. Mission nill, Dickensonst., Wilkin-at., Kentish Town. 
Albert Roiid of Brotherhood. 3'2, Bessoa-at., New Cross, S.E. 
O. W. ■WoCroe. 3 Perfy-sr.rflft. Tottenham Conrt-road R.30 
Jabez Burns. Lecture Hall.Charch-st. Chapel, Ed e ware rd. N.W. 
Lambeth Perseverance.— Wyvil Hall,(back of 104,S. Limbetb-rd ) 
NKwCroflsKxcelsior. Workiuc Men's" Oo.Ta..Churcb-Bt. Deptford 
StraHbTd Excelsior. Temoerance Hall, Martin-ttrest, St^ft^fl>rd. 
William Tcwflley. Association Rooms, South-st., Wandsworth 

Oitizen. Bhoreditch Mission Hall, Kfng>;I and -road. 8.15. 
Crown of Sui-rey. Welcome HrI'. Westow-st , Upper Norwood, 
Golden Stream. St. James's Mis. Hall, Sb..TaiDes'F-rti..Bermond8ey, 
Good Shepherd. Rbenezer ("h. School-room. Ntirth End-road. 
Harringay. Pizzey's Coffee Rooms, 7. Crouch End Hill. 
Joseph Payne. Christ Church Sch. Charlton-st., Somers Town 
Margaret M'Carrey. Sydney Hall, Leader-street, Chelpea. 
New Olapham Excelsior. Washington Hall, near Wandsworth- 

Prudential. The Hall. St. Ann s-^d.,BrLxton(n^,Kennina:^on Gate). 
The Mint. Colliers' Bent Hall, Lonsr-lane, Southwark. S.E. 

Crystal Palace. Penge Hall. Slatioti-road. Anerley. 
Freedom of London. Rev. Harvey Smith's Chapel. Bethnal 

Green -road. 8.15. 
Geseral Gai-fleld. Paradise-road School, Claphi 

Palmerston. 42, Hart fleld -road, Wimbledc 
Rhafteebary Park f rim, Meth. School. Gravshott-mad. 8.15. 
Silver Street. Coffee Palace, Hit^b-street, Notting Hill Gate. 
South Acton. Methodist Free Chur«h, Bollo Bridge-road 
Trinity. Prim Meth. Chapel, Trinity-street, Boroagh. 
West London Pioneer. Royal Standard Coffee Tavern, Beer- 
etreet, Edgware-road. 

British Qu 

Grosvenor . . 

John Bowen.— Alliance Hall, Creek*road, Deptford 

Peckhatn AlhF.rt HflU. Alhfrt.-rottd. P«i!kham. .Tiiv.Twm. C.30 

Pride of L\-ttk-toD. Boy.s' Sdioo), High-street, Sbadwell. 

South London. Bible Christian School-roouj, Waterloo-roa:l. 

Thomas Carlyle. Ldckhart Hall, Kin?-street, Hammersmith. 

Cornerstone. Temperance Hall, Jlich-at^cet, Poplar. 

Henry Angel!. Wellinptou Hall.Welli'gton-st .Upner-nt.IsHngton 
Milo End. German Wesleyan Cliapel, Oommercial-rood, E. 
Victoria Park. Twig FoUy Schoola, Donner-lane, Bethnal Green. 


ALDERsnoT.— Mrs.Stovohl'x School-room, Albert-road. 7.30, 

—Ash Vale. Mrs. Cooksey's House, Commissariat* 

__ . _ . . lity School-room, Rouse-street, 

BlacKP^L.— Guiding Star. D' ill Hall Yorkshire-street. 
Brighton.— Royal Snsseit. Sii?sex-8trp-et Mission Hall. 8.15. 
Brighton.— Queen's Park. Bentham-road Mission H.iU. 
Bpsom.— Epsom H"me CIrde. Hicrh-street Town Mii^sion Room. 
Leeds.— British Rose. Templars' Mis'. Rm. (back Adelphi-sfc,), 
Radci ijke.— RailcUtfe. G T. HaU. Gieen-stiuet 7.3". 
Sandwicu.— Hichboro' Ca'fle. Templars' Uall. High st. 7.30. 
Vkntnok.— Undercliff. Temperance Hotel. 8.15. 
Wokiko.— May bury Sunbeam. Temperajice Hotel. 

Birminoham.— Sandford Model, St, Savioar'a Sch.. Farm-st. 7.45 
Buckingham.— i;uckingham. Temperance Hall, Well-st. 7.30. 
Cambridge.- Loyal Cambridge. G.T.Miss.Hall,Victoria-.''t. 8.15. 
Chelmsford.— Chelmsford. Assembly Rma , Co-operative Stores. 
FoiKIBTONE. — CBcsar*B Camp. Cong. Schools, Tontine-street. 
FOOTS CBlAY.— Bu-y Bees. NationalSchools, Church-road. 7,30. 
Great Yarmodth.— Good Hope. Bethel, Rodney-road 7 45. 
^DiLDFORD.— Stephen Percy. Ward-street UaU. 8.15. 
HASTINGS.— Saxon. Old Town Hall, High-st. 7 30. 
HdlL.— Paragou. G.T. Hall. St. John's-strcot.Juv. Temp. 6. 
LficfcSTER.— Jixcelsior. Cbark-s-stroflt School-room. 7.30. 
Manxhkster.— Tower of Refuge. Prim. Meth. Sch., Upper 

Moss-lane, Hulme. 
MANOH«STER.— Eley. C. Garrett. 20, Hewitt-st, Hfghtown. 7 45. 
Manchester.- GuodSamaritan, Cong, Sch., Stockport-rd. 7.30. 
PLrMODTH.— Temple of Teace. Borough Anns. Budford-8t 
RYbE (LW.). ' RyUo. Temperance Hail. High-street. 
Paffhon Waldkn.— Saffron. Temperance Uall, llill-st. 8..^. 
WnoDFORD.— Alexaudcr. Wilfrid Lawsoti Temporunce Hotel. 
Worthing.- Workman's Own. Tomp. Institute, Aiin-st. 

Bath.— Cotterell Friends* Meeting Honae, York-street. 
Brighton.- Bilg! thelmatime, Belgrave-street Sciiool-room. 
CevsTBK.- Octacron. Temperauce HiOl, Kroil-iii'im-Htreet. 

HULL,— Always Active. Lower Union-street Club-r'-om. 
SnuTHKND.- Nil Desperandum. British 3chnol». High-street 
IT, Leonards.— "<t. Leonards. Temperance Hall, Nunnan-road 
We^NESburt. -Pioneer. Prim. Meth Schoul-rm..Lea Brook. 7.30. 
^VBTMouTu.-Cavr,.,!! Tciiii-eraijcu Hall, I'iu-k- street. 
WlapacB.— Cflarksou Lecturs Ruom Public Hall. 

B1E15INOHAM.— Severn-Street. Severn-street. 

BOLION.— Clareiuont. Barlpf Arma 0. Tav., 

GravesenD.— Star. Public Hall. 

Gt Yarmouth.— Bethel. Mariner*? Chapel, South Quay. 7.30. 
HULT. -Union. Templars' Hall, Posternjate. 7.30. 
KlNGSTON-UPON-HULL.- Emgston-upon-Hnll. G.T. Hall, St. 

John's, street. 7.30, 
LtKDS,— Nil nosneranduTi. Wintoun-st. 8ch,-rm. (>ff North-st.) 
LTsroEBTi.:- - - ' ■ - 


Portsmodth -Tampln.1 
RAMgGATE.—Snns: Harbour Sailors" Bethel, 'L«>opnia-8t. 7,30. 
Shefi'ield,— Pennington FrienHs' Schoolroom, Harlshead. 
Spa i.DiNO.— Hand in Hand. Temperanit Hall. 8.15. 
Stonehousb (Plymodtb).— Mt. Edgcumbo, Sailors' Welcome. 

Blackpool. — Gleam «f Hope. Ahingdon-sti-eet Hchoolroom. 
Brishton. — Advance Onard. Lewea Rd., Congl. Bchl. Rro., 8.16 
BRISTOL.— Morning Star. Temperance Hall, Broad-street. 7,45. 
DarnaLL.— Hopeof Darnall. Congregational SchooL 7.30. 
FoLKESTOSE.— Safecuard of Folkestone, Congregational School. 
Guildford.- Guildford. Ward-etreet Hall. 8.15. 
Hull.- United Effort Club Room. Lower Union-street 7.30. 
Lowestoft. — Welcome Cocoa Tree Cafe, Hiph-street. 
MANCHESTER— Loyal R. Wliitworth. 117, Grosvenor-stroet, All 

Saints. 7.45. 
New MAlDRN. . Sure Rofuge. Bap. Oh.Soh.-rm.,Kin(7Rton-rd. 7.30. 
Oxford.— City o( Oxford. Teraper.ance Hall, Pembroke-street. 
TUsBRiDOB Wells— Silent Dew Friendly Societies Hal[. 
Wrvmodth.- Hope of Weymouth. Temp. Hall, Park-at. 7.30. 
Winchestkr.— Itchen Vallev. St. Maurice Hall, Higli-street. 
YORK.— Harbour of Friendship. Lendol School-room. 7.30. 

BARROW-rN-Ft'RNESg.— Hope of Barrow. Temp. Hall, Greengate. 

Plymouth.- Ai-kof Love. Hope Chapel School-room, Ebrlng- 

Jersey.— Sir H. Havelock. G. T. Hall. Unioa-st. Thursdsy 

DoBLiN.— St. Cathei-ine'fl, Thomas Conrt. Tuesday. 

Montevideo.- Southern Cross. 77, Calle delas Piedras Tues. 
Monte Video.— Pioneer. Catte Guarani, No. 19. Wednesday. 

Melbourne.— Hope of Carlton. Independent Church School- 
room, RathdowQ-street {near Eliza-street). Cariton. Monday. 
Oncd Lodgfe of Sontb AnH[:r''.lla I.O.9.T. 
B, W. G. Lodge of tJie World. 
Mombeis of the Order emigrating to Sonth AastraUa iriU pteu£> 
aotethe addrais of thfl Q.W.8.— ff. W, Winwoodi LO.G.T. Office 
Adelaide, S.A 

Aden, Arabia.— Hope of Aden, Steamer Point ; Thursday, 7. 
Alexandria.— Ut Prosim. SailorR* Home, Marina Wed. 7. 
BAwAL PiNDEE— E.xceIsior. 2ud Royal Sussex Regiment. 

School-room. The Fort. Monday, 7. L.D., Corpl. A. Brown. 
Cairo. -St. Andrew's. 1st Black Watch. Fencing Room, 

Abba-ssiyeh Barracks. Thursday, 7. L.D., Sergt. G .Bedson. 
Colchester.— Stronghold of Friendship. Inf. S':h., Camp, Wed. 
Egypt. — Lome N.W. Block, Ramleh Barracks. 
H.M S. Superb, Zante-Ro^-o of the East Tues. 
PORTSEA.— Portsmouth Garrison. Cairo Restaurant. Sat. 7. 
EAMLBH (Egypt).— Branch of ICgypfs First. E. Palace. Tues. 7 
SUOEBURTNESS.- Hope MiEsiou-rooni, Kigb-street. Monday. 
Malta.— Shrci:sl:ire Gnidir.e St^r a. The Rest Wed., 7 p.m. 
NE WRY.— Homeward Bound, M 13. Infant (rchool. Mon.7. 
OLD BrompThn.— Red. White and Blue I.O.G.T. Hall. Sat. 7. 

Cairo Rosturant. Thursday. 7. 



X/'v and HONESTLT EEALisED by persons of kith eb 
SEX, without hindrance to present occupation. — For 
particular^ and Sample enclose addressed envelope to 
Evans, Watts, & Company, (P 112), Merchants, Bir- 
mingham, — 2'his is genuine. 

d by poisons of 
selling the Parker Uuibrella (regis- 
tered), — For particulars, adilress "tamped directed enve- 
lope to J. P. Parker; Umbrella Works. Sheffield. 

Qiy Weekly may easily be 
Xz/y either 

A GIFT. Free, post paid. Professor Browns 
SHAKESPP:AHEAN almanac (Illustratad) 
for 1S86. It fairly glows with quotations and Illustra- 
tions from the " Bar^l of Avon." I shall print three 
million copies, and will send 10 copies free, prepaid to any 
one who will judiciously distribute them in their locality. 
—Address, Fukdk. W. Hale, 61, Chandos -street, Covent 
Garden, London. 

Wanted, Ladies and Young Men to work for us, 
full or spare time ; work sent by Parcels Post ; no can- 
vassinff.— Full particulars free from Novelty Company, 
50, Leicester-square, London. 


Cor RESroN dents are nqucsted to notice the following in- 
gtruetious in f«rwardiur itomf of Dowi: — 
No notice will betaken of communications ualoss accompanied 

forenoe to any meeting, and are compelled therefore to exclude 
uunecessiry details, and matters of merely local inUreat ; names 
bIiouH be used sparingly, and plainly written. 

notuse news written upon all sides of the 

G,— Ourspace will not admit a Lodge report extend- 
ngtuHG lines of rhyme. 

Our Orphanage — A Suggestion.— Our 
Good Templar Orphana2;y is in iirj^ent want of 
funds ! It appears by (lie Grand Worthy Secretary's 
present report that we have in good standing 75,000 
members, and this being so, I make an earnest aj)- 
peal to them to substantiate their claim to the word 
gsod by paying with their coming quarter's Lodge 
dues the small sum of one riiXNy, for the benefit 
of the above very deserving institution. I would 
also urge that each Lodge Deputy should use his 
utmost endeavour to see that every member good 
on his Lodge books bo invited to contribute this 
small sum, and I entreat my fellow L.D.'s, if neces- 
sary, to join in this labour of love, by collecting 
from absentee members tlieirinite. Now,if this were 
done heartily, and every member paid, the small 
Id. would amount to the respectable total of over 
£312; and in order that our Bro. Rolfe, the hon. 
s£c. of the Orphanage, misht be relieved of present 
anxiety in regard to fands, each Lodge should 
promptly send in its contribution, and gat re- 
ceipt for same. I simply put the sum at Id. 
because I believe it to be within the reach of all, 
and even should it not be so, surely in every Lodge 
thera will be found some brother or sister large- 
hearted enough to pay for those whose misfortune 
will not let them pay for themselves. " Forasmuch 
as ye did it unto these little ones, ye have done it 
unto Me."— W. J. Hilton, L.D. Shaftesbury Park 

Pkize Pictorial Readings for Lodges, Templei 
Bands of Hope, &,c., in packets, containing 20 difftrent 
kinds. Price Od. each packet, post free from John 
Kempster aad Co., 3, Bolt-court, Fleet-street, London 
E.G.— [Advt.1 




2s. 6d. each. 

Direct from the Manufacturer. 
Ladies- or Gents' Plain or TwiU 
Silk, Pai-ker's hollow ribbed 
frumes, beautifully carved and 
mounted sticks, sent Parcel Post 
free, 23. 9d. (or 36 stamp?), 
15,000 sold in twelve months. 
List and testimonials free. Re-coreriDg, &c., neay" done. 
Address .T. B. PARKER, UmbreUa Works, BROOM CLOSE, 



A most Refreshing, Agreeable, and Wholesome BevexAgo for 


Composed of Yarrcw, Dandelion, ComCrey & Horebooad 


Altogether superior to the Liquors which pass under stmilar 
names, without boiling herbs, or the slightest trouble ol any 
kind. Th^ matflUess Preparation gives to the BeverageL 
Colour, Flavour, Oinger and a Oeamy Head exactly like Bottled 
Ale. It is free from Alcohol, and yet it is decidedly relreshlBg, 
stimulating, and invigor'atiug ; it caters atilie for the Abatatner 
and Non- Abstainer, and Is thoroughly acceptable to the piAUo 
taste, and Its valuable medicinal qualitieg, as a mild aud eoowoaa 
tonic, greatly assist the natural functions, and promote the 

In Bottles, at 6d., Is., and 2s. each. Sole Froprleton 
and ManiJacMirera, and may be obtained Wbolesale 
only from NEWBALL AND UASON, Manufaetttring 
Ohomista, Park-place, Park-row, Nottingham. Sold by 
Grocers and diemtsts. Be sure you ask for " Mason'i. 
Special— A Sample Bottle, enouk'li tc make Four Oallons, lenfi 
carriase paid to any address (or 9 aUmps. AOENXS WAlil^SD. 

Situations Vacant and Wanted.— Our charge for 
this class of advertisement is 24 words for sixpence, 
Every additional six words threepence,— [Advx.] 

ALL who require a Truss would do well to try 
one of Sawyur's Nnrwlch Trupses. They have 
been surplied to the leading sur'eous throughout the 
King'Ioiii; used by the Norwich and Camb idee Hospitals. 
Thu calling and danger of thp old-fashioned spring is 
avoided. The comfort and security they afford re-^om- 
mend thpm to nil classes, their price and durability 
to the working man. An illustrated description sent 
for one stamp.— Sawyrs and Co.| 1, West Farader 

May 5; 1886. 




i simple tropical leaf of i 

, headache, jai 

Is made from 

poalHvc rcmedij for 'all 

towov part of the body ; for torpid li 

dice, dizsiness, sravol. and all fflfBculties of the kidic 

liver, and uiinur organs. For FemaU Dhvua it has no 

equal. It restores the organs that make the blood, and hence 

IS the best Bfoo.f I'urifrr. It is the only known remedy 

that cures BRIGHT'S DISEASE. 

( PorDiabctes use n'ariicr'l Safe IHabclct Cm, i/C per Bottle.) 

-,?''*? WAB NEBS SAFE CURE and no other. For sale by all 

Chetnists and Drugfists. and at the stores. Price l/C. If sour 

chemist does not keep it, and will not order it, send Sour 

'"^«° t° H, H. WARNER 4 CO,, 47, FARRIN600N ST., IBNOait E.O, 



In Boxes at Is. Ijd., 2s. Od., 43. Od., .and lis. 



In Boies at la. Ijd. 29. 9d., 43. 6d,, and 11h. 






J iHiaa iUB AiJ, 


foiiMMd of thii REUEDT, Every Uan ma; b^ 
km own Doctor U may be cublied into th« 
System, bo as to reach any internal Complaint. 
Oy these means, it -lures Sore? or Dicers io thf 
Parts, It is an infallible remaiy fi,r BAD I.EQ3 
BAD BEEASTS, Contracted or Stiff .'oint„, GODt 

RHEnKATlSM nnd a'l Wind* .f sltir, ni.«™o,. . 




Skin and Blood Diseases, ita eHects are marvellonfl. Thonaanda or 
teatimonialB from all ^arts. la bottlot., 2s. 9d. Bsuib, and in cam 
Of six timeB the qaantity, 11b. eaob^ of all Ohemistg, Sent to any 
address for 33 or 132 atamps by tha Proprietora, Thb Lisoolb 
AJfD UufhASD OocsTUB' D&ua OouFAiTTf Limcoloi 

SISTER E. PULL, Regalia Manutacturer, 



Templar Slalionery, Certificates, itc. 





Gkaxd Lodoe Reoalia 5/0, 10/G, IB/-, 21/-, to — 
PcTEPLE Velvet ,, 5/-, 7/-,io/G, 15/-, 21/-, to— 
DisTEici LoDOE „ 5/C, 7/6, 10/6, 15/-, 21/- 


EvEEY Other Description at Short Notice. 

Officers', SOs,, 40s., SOs., GOs. the set. Jlembers', ." 
7s., 10s., 12s., per doz. Blue ditto, 12., Vis , ISs., 2 
Purple ditto, 123., IBs., ISs., 20s., per d. 

Regalia! Regalia! Regalia! 



Edmund St., Birmingliam. 


Detailed Catalogue free on application. 

Samples on application, 
L.D„ E.S., V.D., S.J.T., D.S.J.T., 7s. 6d., lOs. Gd., 
is., 15s., 2l3., to- 
Purple Silk Velvet, IJ Bull-Fringe, | Lace Ornaments, 

and as above, 15s. 

Officei , 10a., ISs,, 20s,, 303. per set. Members' white, 
., OS., e„ per doz. 

Goods Not Approved Exchanged and Samples 
ii Beanired. 

Post Office Orders Payable Falcon-road, London, S.W 

Temperance Hotels. 

Three Linen 2l9. 

ILFRACOMBE.— FosTEEs Pbivate hotkl akd eoiao 

l»o Establishment, the only one on _6trict Temperance 

' " " ' ' overlooking 

Address, Blsnheii 

jrescent, W.O Comfortable accommodation. Patronised by 

Grand Lodge Members' (Scarlet) Regalia. 

Grand Lodge Members' EegaUa, from 7/6 

(without fringe). 
Silk Velvet, fully trimmed with gold braid, fringe, 
tassels, stars, or other emblems, and Grand Looge 
silk-woven seal, price 19/6, 22/-, 25/-, 26/6, 30/-, 
and 35/-. 

. IB. No 
1 Sth page 

Established 1851 

BERKBECK BANK.— Southampton Buildings, 
Chancery Lane. 

repayable on demand, 

calculated on the nu n iinum monthly balances, when not drawn 
below £100. 

The Bank undertakes for Its customers, free of charge, the 
custody of Deeds, Writings, and other Securities and Valuables ■ 
the collection of Bills of Exchange, Dividends and Coupons ; aotl 
the Purchase and Sale of Stocks. Shares, and Annuities 

free, on application. 


The Birkbeck Building Society's Annual Receipts 
exceed Five Mliliona. 

GUINEAS PER MONTH, with hnmediate Posses-ion 
and no rent to pay. Apply at the Office of the BIRKBECK 
BUILDINO SOCIETY, 29, Southampton.buildings, Chancery- 

Possession, either for Building or Gardening purposes. Apply 
"1 above. 

THE BIRKBECK ALMAI-'ACK, with fuU particulars, on 



.Splendid figures of 


Fifteen Feet High. 

ALSO Life-size Elephants, Oxen, Don- 
keys, Zebras, Monster Birds, and Gro- 
tesque Gigantic Men and Women, which fly 
from ten to twenty miles, and e.\cite roars of 
laughter when seen capering in the air with 
the agility of li/e ; likewise a very droll 
figure uf John Barleycorn in his banel 12lt. 

U Full particulars to Good Templars, Bands of 

"■ Hone. Temoerance and Gala Committees, on 

Kebecca-street, City- 

pplication to BEN ILLINGWORIH 
road, Bradford, Vorks, 

N.B— .A. Grand Ordinary lott. Balloon will be sent to any 
address for 14 stamps. Also a Gas Balloon for 14 stamps. 

rWKNS AND liUiNluNS.- AgeDtleman, many 
\J years tormented with Corns, will be happy to afford 
to others the mformation by which he obtained their 
complete removal in a short period, without pain or incoo 
venience. Forward address ona stamped envelope to 0. 
J. Pott6,Esq., Ware Herts, This is no quack impoaturs' 

Third Degree (Purple) Eegalia. 

Third Degree Members' Regalia, purpls 

merino (lined), plain 18/- per dozen ; with narrow 

gold braid, 2l/- and 24/- per dozen. 
Third Degree Personal Regalia, in velveteen 

with narrow gold braid, 5/-; with superior braid, 7/6; 

with fringe and superior trimming, 10/6. 12/6. 16/-. 

and 18/-. i - ( > 

Third Degree Regalia, best silk velvet fully 

trimmed with lace, fringe, tassels, emblems (inolud- 

ing G.L. seal for G.L. members) 19/G, 22/-. 25/-. 

20/6, 30/-, and 35/-. « 

District Lodge Oflacers' Regalia, purple 

merino with scarlet collar, narrow gilt braii with 
silver-plated official letters, per set of 14, £2 lOa, ; 
fully trimmed, best merino, silver-woven letters, 
£5 Os. ; purple silk velvet with scarlet velvet coUar. 
ette, wide gold braid and fringe, 'silk-woven letters, 
silk-lined, rosettes, and 3in. tassels, £9 Os. 

District Lodgo Members' Regalia, pnrple 

merino, with scarlet collar, 40/- per dozen (nlain) ; 
D.L. Members' Personal Regalia, in purple velveteen 
and silk velvet, purple with scarlet collar, same price 
as Third Degree Personal Regalia. 

Velvet (Scarlet) Collarette, to attach to any 
Third Degree Regalia to indicate District Lodge 
membership, gold trimmed, 3/-, 4/-, and 5/6. 

Deputies'j-Regalia, purple velvet, 10/6, 15/6, to 
any price. ^ 

Reversible Second & Third Degree Regalia, 
blue on one side and purple on the other ; in merino 
(plain), 21/- per dozen; with narrow silver and gold 
braid, 24/- per dozen. 3 

Personal Regalia Boxes, wood, leather covered 
and velvet lining, 5/6 and 7/6; tin japanned «ase, oak 
or rosewood colour, 4/'. 


FMay S, 1886. 


O R I E N T A L _^,:-rT 


Aitbiua, MervouB Debility, Female Complaints, Ac, &o. 
The PILLS are sold in Boies at Is. lid. and 4a. 64. each ; the 


circulation FOUR MILLIONS-"* Pi«M- 
Everybody should read it ; aa a U^ndy 0uid4 to DomtMtU 
ffedicine it is Invalurible. Send for a copy, post free from Dr 




I« specially remmmended by WToral eminent Fhyeiciani 
and by DB. ROOEE, Scarborough, author of the " Anti- 

It has been need with the most signal success foy 
Asthma. Bronchitis, Oonsumption, Oouchs, Influenza, 
ConBumptive Night Sweats, Spitting of Blood, Shortness 
of Breath, and all A^ections of the Throat and Chest. 

Sold in Bottles, at Is. 9d., 4b. 6d., and lis. each, by all 
respectable Chem'Sts, and wholesale by JAMES M, 
CKOSBY, Chemist, Scarborough. 

Ifhjliest Aimrd Infernatitmol Ej-hibition, Lotulon, 
1885, A.P. 


Temperance Drinks 

BECKETT'S Lemon Sypup. 
BECKETTS Raspberry Syrup. 
BECKETT'S Lime-Fruit Syrup. 
BECKETT'S Wolseley Liqueur. 
BECKETT'S Honey Liqueurs. 
BECKETT'S Black CurrantSyrup 
Winterine, Gingerette, and Peppermint 
Cordials, &c. 

Cnnbe usal irWi either Hot, Cold, or Aerated Water. 
Rrrellent Kith <la:oe,enea— Convenient for Pie.nie and Leiwn 
Tennis Parties. 
"First-CIass Beverages." — The Grocer. 
" Hare an established Tepn\a,t\on."~- Nonconformist. 
" Delicious Brinks." — Fireside News. 
Pints 1/9 (sufficient for 20 turnbleis). Half-pints 1b. ; 
Sold by Chemists. Grocers, and Coffee Tavern Co.'s ; or 
Two Pints and upwards sent, Carriage Paid, direct from 
the Manufacturer, W. Beckett, Heywood, Manchester. 
London Depot, Babclav & Sons, 95, Farringdou-st., E.G. 
ifoir Aijcnts Wonted. 


An Extract for Every Day in the Year. 



Fourpence, Post Free. 








371, Oxford Street, Manchester ; 
Braoch:— 192, London Road, Liverpool. 

Carriages are all made 
as well as they can be. No 
bad work or bad material is 
allowed. Send for List and 
see opinions of Press and 
Testimonials. Any supplied 
on Elderkin's popular plan 
of easy payments of 10s, 
down and 10s. per month, at 
only 5s, over cash price and 
delivered free to any town in 
the United Kingdom. 

E3 rrsivi: !>£:'] 

Sold by all Eoorsellers, 21 


t tree tor One Vear tor 23. Si, liy G. H. QKAHAM. 5[aid.<T"1 
Ik. i;d.. Cloth Ha. cd. each. Niarbi all mid. Order at oner. 

DO inot let youh child die I 

Fennings' Children's Powders Prevent Convulsi< 


W For Children Cutting their Teeth to prevent Convula; 

H (Do not contain Calomel, Opium. M»rphla, or anything injurious to H 

^ a tender babe.) 1-3 

Bold in Stamped Boxes, at la. l-Jd. and 2b. 9d. (great saving) with full fQ 





post free for 1. 
FKNNINGS, West Cowes, I W. 
valuable hints of Feeriing, 'Icething, Weaning, Sleeping, Ac, 
year Chemist for a Free Copy. 

8eut post tre 

Fknmngs, ^^ K 

stamps. Di