Terre Haute Ind Jan 13/1884


The Lodge opened in Regular session Worthy Master E. V. Debs in the chair the minutes of previous were read and approved
Propositions
The name of H W Smith was proposed for Reinstatement and on motion the Reinstatement was placed at five dollars and also the names of C McBrick and W H Crise for membership upon which the following committee was appointed for the three applications Robt Ebbage Chas Bennett & C M Hoade
Reports of Committees
The committee to whom was refered [sic] the application of William House & A. E. Schrader and on motion the report was concurred in
The committee on Hall & Ball made a partial Report and on motion the Report was Refered [sic] until they could make a final Report [sic]
Admission of Candidates
Mr Frank Fay and A. E. Schrader were admitted to full member in our order and also a member of Div. No 16 Vigo Lodge No16
Bills for Allowance
Bill of Robt Ebbage for 10 days on com on hall & Ball on motion he was allowed $3625/100 and also James Smith one day $225 also $335/100 rebate in connection with the report of the committee on hall & Ball as part of the donation from J Baur

Communications
A communication from Eureka Lodge No14 at Indianapolis Ind asking the members of Vigo Lodge No16 to attend their Annual Ball to be held at Lyra Hall Wednesday Eve Jan 23/84 and on motion the secretary was instructed to return the member of Lodge No 14 their thanks for their kindness in remembering us as a Lodge.
        A communication from W T Davis was Read on motion the lodge voted on the expulsion suspension or regection [sic] of W T Davis the result was as follows. Expulsion 18. Suspension 2. W T Davis was declared expeled [sic], and also the following members M. C. Armour Harvey Brunk, Wm Crank Warren Thompson F Baker C. A. Leeves & Ed Shaw
                                        {A vote of thanks was tendered to Dick Moore for a photograph of Bro Debs                                         & Bro Hivens
Grand Master Arnold being present was called on by the Worthy Master who presented him to the Lodge. Worth [sic] Grand Master Arnold made a little speach [sic] in which he said that it gave him great pleasure to be among us & also told us the necessity of being prompt in our duties toward the order his remarks were well received & appreciated There being no further business the Lodge closed in due form

John F O'Reilly                                                                Eugene V. Debs
                      Secy                                                                    Master         
     Close of meeting Jan 13/1884

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