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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 38

Southern District

Southern District.

Annual Meeting.—The annual meeting was held in the Temperance Hall, And over, on Tuesday, January 21st, and was opened by Bro William tales, D C R. There were present Bros C. Greening, jun., D D R, W. Best, P D C R, and H J. Gundry, D S; and representatives from the following Tents:—Bud of Hope, Star of Hope, Earnest, Pride of Sarum, United we Stand, Fidelity, Hope of Andover, Weymouth, Friend in Need, David's Sling, Queen of the South, and Superior; letters were read from Excelsior and Reliance stating the reasons they were not represented. The District Secretary's report referred to the death of Bro Rev D. Hann, D T. The Henry Gundry Tent, No. 1260, located at Portsmouth, was instituted December 6th, with 14 members, since which they have had several added to their number, eight being proposed at the last Tent meeting. The D S reported a total of 683 members, shoeing an increase for the year of 30 members. The total worth of the District is now £610 1s 8 ¼d. The auditors' report says, We think we should be doing the Secretary an act of injustice if we did not add, by way of report, that the books are kept in a most business like and efficient manner, consequently rendering page 64 auditors' work easy and explicit." It was unanimously resolved that a letter of sympathy be sent to Mrs. Hann, the same to bear the signatures of the District Officers. The representatives from Hope of Andover, Friend in Need, and Superior Tents referred to the visit of the District Secretary; they reported that his visit was much appreciated, that the Tents had worked better, and that the secretary's work was much easier since his visit. Bro. H. Gundry, D S, was elected representative to the Moveable Conference, to be held at Manchester in August. The election of officers resulted as follows Bros Charles Greening, jun., DCR, of Earnest Tent, Dorchester; George Miller, DDR, of Queen of the South Tent, Lytehett Minuter; William Best, DT, of Queen of the South Tent, Lytchett Minster; William Eales, PDCR, of Pride of Sarum Tent, Salisbury; Henry Gundry, DS, of Weymouth Tent, Weymouth. The next District Meeting will be held at Fordingbridge. The officers were installed by Bro. Eales, PDCR.—A public tea was provided in the Temperance Hall by Bro. Childs, of which about 70 members and friends partook. A public meeting was afterwards held, presided over by the Rev T. E. M. Edwards, pastor of the Congregational Chapel, and addresses were delivered by Bros. William Eales, of Salisbury, J. W. B. Emery, of Farm borough, Henry Gundry, of Weymouth, and Charratt, of Andover. Bro. W. West lake, secretary of Hope of Andover Tent, read the annual statement, which showed that the Tent had prospered during the past year both in members and funds.