The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 36
Addresses of District Officers
Addresses of District Officers.
|Prov. G. M. Leslie||Russell street, Dunedin.|
|D.P.G.M. Fish||Princes street, Dunedin.|
|Prov. C.S. Sligo||George street, Dunedin.|
|Relieving Officer||Prov. G. M. Leslie|
Synopsis of Report of two meetings of District Arbitration Committee held the 30th and 31st July, 1877, to consider an appeal of Brother John Graham against certain decisions of the Loyal Tapanui Lodge. First, against a decision of the Lodge imposing a fine of 5s. for non-attendance at a degree lecture he (Graham) being then Permanent Secretary of the Lodge.
Resolved—"That the Lodge erred in imposing the fine of 5s. on Bro Graham. The 31st bye-law of the Lodge, when read in conjunction with the 35th bye-law, not bearing them out in inflicting the fine.page 14
Second—against a decision of the Lodge imposing a fine of 10s., on the ground that he (Graham) was present at a public performance, held at Tapanui, after legal hours, while in receipt of the sick allowance; he (Graham) asserting that at the time he was alleged to be present at a public performance, he was sick in bed. Flowing from these charges, that he appealed to the Lodge against the fine of 10s.; that such appeal was never determined, but he was kept out of his sick allowance. Evidence was led to shew that Bro. Graham had been remiss in furnishing the Lodge with necessary particulars required from sick members, after he removed from Tapanui.
Resolved—"That the Lodge was wrong in inflicting the fine of 10s. on September 12, 1870 without having served Bro. Graham with a copy of the charge against him, and called on him for his defence. That the Lodge was further wrong in not dealing with Bro. Graham's appeal, and giving a final decision thereon. That this Committee sustains the appeal of Bro. Graham in the matter of the fine of 10s., on the ground that the Lodge was called on to decide Bro. Graham's appeal, and failed in its duty in not coming to a decision." Fine ordered to be rescinded.
The Committee desired to point out that all evidence tendered in appeal eases, must be received, and all witnesses heard, whether such witnesses belong to the Order or not.
In the matter of sick allowance, the Committee declared part thereof to be forfeited for breaches of the Rules, and fixed the dates from which the sick allowance was held to be due and payable.page 15
A return of moneys received from Lodges in response to an appeal made in behalf of the widow and family of late Bro. Collet 1, of the Albion Lodge, Dunedin.
|Otago District Relief Fund||7||0||0|
|Hand and Heart Lodge||4||0||0|
|Prince of Wales Lodge||6||16||10|
|Tuapeka Pioneer Lodge||2||0||0|
|Prince Alfred Lodge||4||1||6|
|Blue Spur Lodge||2||0||0|
|Lake Wakatip Lodge||3||0||0|
|Mt. Wendon Lodge||7||12||0|
|Band of Friendship Lodge||2||0||0|
|Collected by Brother Challis||2||15||0|
Waipori Lodge meets months—all the others fortnightly from the dates given above.
Funeral payments for the District financial half-year, March 1st to Aug. 28th, 1877:—Dunedin Lodge. £30; Hand and Heart, £20; Oamarum £20; Blue Spur, £10; Cromwell, £10; Dalton, £10; Roxbugh, £10; Total, £110.