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THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF GOOD TEMPLARS. PROCESSION AND MEETING. Our readers have seen in our columns from time to time the reports of the several Temperance meetings that have been held during the winter months in Aberystwyth and the immediate neighbourhood. These meetings have been not without some measure of success. In consequence of the persistent efforts of the Good Templars, and the advocacy of zealous temperance friends, total abstinence has lately gained ground and obtained not a few converts. The number of members whose names are enrolled on the books of the Good Templar lodges has within re- cent months steadily increased so numerous have the numbers become that on Friday, the 17th, they were able to present a demonstration. There are at present four lodges-the Ystwyth (Welsh) and the Star (English),. and two juvwnile lodges, the Noddfa (Welsh) and the Olive Plant (English). On Friday evening, about half-past six, the members of all the lodges formed themselves into array in front of the Good Templars' Hall, and in a most orderly pro- cession marched forth, three abreast, through Mar- ket-street, Bridge-street, Mill-street, Lewis-terrace, Mary-street,Terrace-road. Marine-terrace,Pier-street, Great Darkgate-street, and North Parade to Shiloh chapel. The order of the procession was as follows âThe band, the great banner of the old Temperance Societyâan ensign which has done duty for this and kindred societies for more than half a century mem- bers of the adult lodges in very considerable force and then came the juvenile lodges. These last car- ried proudly their bannerets bearing suitable mottoes and texts, the Noddfa Juvenile lodge being headed by their own banner, borne gaily by youthful standard bearers. The whole demonstration, aided by favourable weather, made an impressive, telling and splendid spectacle. The adults wore their proper regalia, the officials wearing their scarlet, and the ordinary members their plain white, with coloured bows. Amongst others in the procession we noticed: âBrothers George Green (mayor), H. J. Williams (Plenydd), D. Samuel, M.A., Absalom Prya (Pen- llwyn), Capt Edward Hall, Capt Thomas Richards, Messrs Thomas Owen, Richard Jones, J. T. Lloyd, W. P. Williams, &c. The marshalls for the adults were Brothers Daniel Thomas, Thomas Vaughan, J. D. James, William Jenkins, Edwin Morris, Edward Hall, jun., and Hugh Hughes; and the following marshalled the juvenile lodges â Sisters Davies (Terrace) and Lumb, and Brothers R. T. Parry, Dd. Edwards, R. D. James, W. W. Davies, and T. J. Samuel. On arriving at Shiloh chapel the Good Templars seated themselves in the spacious gallery, while the audience occupied the lower part of the edifice. At half-past seven the Rev Job Miles took the chair, supported by Plenydd and the Rev Prin- cipal Edwards, D.D. After singing the well-known hymn, "Marchog lesu yn llwyddianus," to the tune "Hyfrydol, Brother W. Wynne Davies read a part of Scripture and engaged in prayer, and the chair- man having briefly opened the proceedings, Plenydd delivered, in Welsh, a most impressive and eloquent address on the subject of temperance and purity of life. He was followed by Principal Edwards, who delivered in both tongues a noble ora- tion on the attainment of a high ideal in life. Both speeches were a vigorous appeal to the young men to become great in character. The usual votes of thanks brought a successful demonstration and excellent meeting to a close.

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