The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 38
Visit of the High Chief Ruler.—The eighth annual meeting of the London District was held at the Temperance Hall, Blackfriars-road, on Saturday, February 22nd. The chair was occupied by Bro T Cunliffe, H C R, who was on a visit to the District.—On the Monday following, Bro T Cunliffe, together with the principal officers of the District, addressed a meeting at the Independent Chapel, Orange-street, Lcicester-square.-On Tuesday evening, the H C R met the District executive at the residence of the DS.—On Wednesday, the members celebrated their eighth anniversary at the Lambeth Baths, when 180 sat down to tea. In the evening a public demonstration was held, presided over by the Rev G M Murphy, when the following gentlemen addressed the meeting, which was a very large one:—B Whitworth, Esq, MP, J H Raper, Esq, Mr Black, and Bro T Cunliffe, H C R. During the evening, Bro Robertson Affleck was presented by the H C R, on behalf of the London District, with a silver medal, as a small token of their esteem for his untiring labours in the cause. The following ladies and gentlemen enlivened the meeting by some excellent music:—Mr Quennell, Bro Hall, junr, Miss Hall, and Miss Price, of Reigate.
Henry Havelock Tent.—The annual soiree of this Tent was held in the Lecture Hall of the Vines Church, Rochester, presided over by Bro R T Jeffs, C R., when 70 of the brethren and friends attended. Durring the evening, tea, coffee, and biscuits, with a good supply of fruit, were served. These, with short addresses, recitations, and songs, made up a most enjoyable evening. Bro Jeffs presented Bro T Clifford with a beautifully bound copy of Dr F R Lees' "Temperance Commentary on the Bible," as he had been the means of bringing the largest number of candidates for initiation. Bro Jeffs then handed to Bro Smith a beautiful ink-stand and book slide of ebony and silver, subscribed for by the members of the Tent in recognition of his services as Tent Secretary during the past five years.