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Payments and Benefits
POEMS POR RECITATION :-
The Heart's Charity, by E. Cook 221
for the Benefit of Widow and
Sunshine and the Shade, the, by
Time, by W. B. Graham. 453
Pouncer's Annuity, by Andrew
“Put your Heart into it, and it will
soon be done," by Y. 8. N. 273
285, 354, 465
Soirée in Honour of G.M. Hickton 244
Wanted a Storm, by Dr. Owgan .. 348
tion of an Odd-fellows' Hall in 308
Widow and Orphan Funds...... 197
The gentleman whose portrait is presented with this number of the Magazine was born in Hull, Yorkshire, in the year 1808, in which town his boyhood was passed, his father following the the business of a builder and contractor. He afterwards removed to Leeds with his parents, and was there apprenticed to a joiner. It was in Leeds that Mr. Gale becamo first acquainted with Odd-Fellowship, having been initiated a member of the Order in that town; but subsequently removing to Sheffield he, in November, 1832, joined the Good Intent Lodge there, and filled the various offices of his lodge, and also took a prominent part in assisting to place the Order there upon a solid basis at a period when considerable excitement existed in the Society, in consequence of the oath then administered at initiation, and the many attendant forms and impressive ceremonies used, which the older members of the Order will, with pleasure, doubtless recollect (as, indeed, who, once witnessing them, could forget ?) were abolished, and the emblems used in the ceremony destroyed, because of the illegality and consequent danger of administering secret oaths. In Sheffield, Mr. Gale married Miss Ann Twells, daughter of a respectable farmer in Derbyshire ; but death separated them early in 1853. In the year 1829 Mr. Gale removed to Liverpool, from which port he made several voyages tó America and back, and finally settled down as a joiner and builder, which business he has successfully followed up to the present time, and is highly respected as a tradesman. In the month of October, 1854, Mr. Gale married Miss Charlotte Bowers (his present wife), sister to the late P. Prov. G.M. George Bowers, an active and useful member of the Liverpool District.
Mr. Gale's connection with the Order in Liverpool commenced in 1841, when he joined the Benevolent Lodge in that town. In December, 1848, he was elected D.G. M. of the district, and the following year he was elected G.J., and this office he also served during the year 1854. He was also a trustee of bis district, and has been active in furthering its interests to the utmost of his ability. He was one of the representatives of the district at the A.M.C.s of Blackburn, Halifax, London, Durham, Lincoln, Norwich, and Swansea. He was elected a member of the Board of Directors in the years 1854-6-7, and now fiils that honourable position. Whilst attending the A.M.C.s of the Order, Mr. Gale has not been an idle member, but has invariably taken his share of the work to be done,-he has sat as chairman of the Estimate and Relief Com mittees, and in 1854 was chairman of that most important body—“The subcommittee for examining the year's proceedings of the Board of Directors.”
His practical knowledge as a tradesman was also turned to advantage for the Order in the erection of the new offices of the Unity in Manchester, he being appointed by the directors as one of the building committee, which had the superintendence of the building and general direction of the various details connected with it. His services have also in like manner been given in his own district, during the erection and in the management of the magnificent hall of which the Liverpool brethren are now in po session,-so that, apart from minor details of service as an Odd-fellow, we see that Mr. Gale has well performed his share of labour in the good cause, and it is gratifying to know that he is as earnest as ever in it, and that he has carned for himself the high honour of being chosen by the A.M.C. as one fitting to havo bis portrait published with the Magazine.
BY CHARLES DREUDY.
Thy voice is dead to me; but ah ! thine eye,
Is far too cloquent and kind for aught
So wild and sinful as the bitter thought,
So bright to me as thy regarding look ;
There is no lore of love in poet's book,
One song of praise--one melody intense-
One soul, one mind, one all enthralling sense.