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ODDFELLOWS AND THE WET-RENT' SYSTEM. The quarterly conference of members of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows, belonging to lodges in Lancashire, Cheshire, and Yorkshire, was held at Lancaster on Saturday. The delegates, about 150 in number, were received at the Town Hall, where the conference took place, by the Mayor (Mr. R. W. Helme) and Mrs. Helme. The subsequent proceedings were presided over by Mr. Rushton, of Accrington. The Mayor, who had, previous to the meeting, been admitted an honorary member of a local lodge, gave a short address appreciating the aims and objects of the order. A paper on Rent of lodge-rooms' was read by Provincial C.S. Holden, of Saddleworth. Bro. Holden declared that he was opposed to the funds of a lodge being frittered away, and the contribu- tions of members who were not present at lodge meetings being spent in beer. (Applause.) The I wet-rent' system was established with the order, but as opinion changed customs must also change, and the system must be swept away. In the course of the discussion which ensued, P.P.G.M. Brockbank, of St. Helens, up- held the system, which he considered was at least expedient. Any attempt on the part of the A.M.C. to inter- fere with it would, he thought, be the thin end of the wedge of disintegration of the Unity. Mr. Cowie, St. Helens, questioned the legality of the system.—D.G.M. Edmondson spoke of the moral effect of the system upon young members, and the Chairman wound up an interesting discussion by expressing the view that the system was quite illegal, inasmuch as the Act of Parliament stated that any officer responsible for the balance sheets who knowingly allowed in- correct statements regarding accounts to issue was liable to a penalty of X50, and secretaries and trustees of lodges conducted under the wet- rent system, rendered themselves liable.— Provincial C.S. Malley, of Lancaster, read a paper on deficiences. Ormskirk was selected as the place of the February meeting.

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