Terre Haute Ind Thursday Feb 24 / 76

Minute Proceedings of Vigo Lodge No 16 B of L F.

Meeting called to order by Bro McNutt in chair - The following Officers held meeting during session. Bro McNutt as M. - Bro Barr as V M - Bro Debs as RS. - Bro Ebbage Treas - Bro Bennet F.S. - Bro Davis Ward - Bro N. Brannen Condr - Bro Barnes IG - Bro A Mullen OG and Bro J. Brannen Chap. Order of business resumed. Moved and seconded to admit bros Davis and Brannen to new ritual before proceeding - carried. They admitted in due form - 1st Closed - 2d Minutes of previous meeting accepted. 3d Bros Ebbage Barr and Mullen were apptd as a regular visiting committee. Closed - 4th Closed - 5th Bro Barnes reported in regard to J.M. Miller, suggested that it stand over until next meeting. Closed - 6th Closed - 7th Closed - 8th Closed - 9th Closed - 10th Closed - 11th The following bills were presented Bro Hasbrook $15.00 - Bro Blair $5.00 and Bro Hurst $5.00 as a donation to those parties - the bills were allowed.

12th Closed - 13th Closed - 14th Remarks by all brothers present in regard to the contempt of Bro Shoemaker and also unbecoming conduct. Moved and seconded to try him with ballot box charges to be contempt and unbecoming conduct.Carried. - He was then balloted for and received 9 black balls and 2 white. Expelled. Moved and seconded that Bro Warren should appear at next meeting carried. Moved and seconded that West End Brothers be required to settle the ball question carried. Moved and seconded to adjourn - carried.

Members present were Bros Bennet - Kerlin - P. Snider - Debs - J Brennan - N. Brennan - Davis - Ebbage - McNutt - A Mullen - Barnes and Barr. Lodge Closed

Close of Meeting No 58

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