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Terre Haute Ind. Sunday April 8th 1883
The Lodge met in regular session, Worthy Master fox in the chair.
The minutes of the preceding meeting were read and approved.
The following propositions for membership were read: --
M. J. Houran recommended by J. Smith
M. J. Houran recommended by J. Smith Frank Baker recommended by H. M. Riggs J. F. Clark recommended by E. V. Debs H. W. Stephens recommended by J. Southard
The foregoing applications were referred to a Committee consisting of Bros. Ebbage, Lantz & Larr for investigation.
Reports of Committees
The Committee to whom had been referred the charges of Bro. James Smith against Bro. Ed. Rugan for defrauding him of $350 for which amount he had sold him an overcoat reported that the charges had been sustained but in consideration of the defendants promising to pay the same within 60 days, the committee recommended the dismissal of the charges with a reprimand by the chair.
The report was received and the Committee discharged.
The Lodge then proceeded to ballot upon the penalty and the following vote was cast:
Expulsion 1 -- Suspension 2 -- Reprimand 19 Scattering 1 Total 23.
The Master declared that reprimand was the penalty and that the defendant stood suspended until he presented himself in open Lodge for reprimand, as provided in the constitution.
Admission of Candidates
C. M. Thock, an elected candidate, was admitted to full membership in the Order.
A bill of the Brazil Cornet Band in the sum of $10.00 for music far wished at the funeral of the late Bro. Stewart was read and allowed.
Robert Miller and H. H. Achey were declared expelled for non payments of dues
Assessments 21 & 22 were ordered paid for J. Tiley from the treasury, on account of sickness.
The death of Wm Stewart who was killed at Brazil Ind at the night of March 30th was officially announced and a Committee of three consisting of Bros. O. E. Raidy, M. P. Lantz and E. V. Debs was appointed to draft resolutions of sympathy.
Brother E. V. Debs moved a reconsideration of the ballot, by which A. J. Mullen 's petition for reinstatement was rejected. The motion was carried.
The ballot was spread and two black balls having been cast the reconsideration was not granted.
The meeting then adjourned.
Close of the meeting Sunday April 8/83