The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 38
Perth.—The sixth anniversary soiree of the Knights of St. Johnstone Tent, No. 166, was held on the 31st January, in the Good Templar Hall, which was kindly granted to us by the Star of Hope Lodge. The chair was occupied by Bro. Ex-councillor Moncrieff, H M, and the attendance was very gratifying. Tea was served in excellent style, after which a most interesting programme was enjoyed. Addresses were delivered by the Chairman, Bros. Clark, D S, C Johnstone, and P. Campbell, Esq., H M, the latter having been a Reclsbite when the Order flourished in Scotland many years ago. He made affecting all us lons to that period, and believed there were now only two surviving members of the Perth branch of 1840. Bros. Charnley and Kemp gave pleasant readings, and an efficient glee party, under Mr. Serin gour's leadership, added greatly to the success of the meeting by their tasteful rendering of songs and harmonised airs. Members, 35 financial and 6 honorary; sick fund, £78; funeral fund, £22. Prospects bright The usual voles of thanks brought the meeting to a close.
Opening a Juvenile Tent.—On Saturday evening, 8th February, the Mayflower Juvenile Tent was duly formed in Perth. The juveniles are quite in earnest, and the Adult Rechabites displayed their interest in the Juvenile Branch by eight of their number enrolling themselves as honorary members. We expect the Order will derive much good from the establishing of the Juvenile section in this District.