Another New Lodge Here

April 15, 1905


John Mitchell, Jr., establishes a new lodge for the Knights of Pythias in Church-hill, Virginia.


Grand Chancellor John Mitchell, Jr. instituted a new lodge here at Lily of the Valley Hall, Church-hill, Thursday night, 6th inst. With a membership of thirty. Although he had just arrived from Danville that morning having been at work all night before he was apparently ready for the task before him. The new body will be known as White Rose Lodge, No. 87, Knights of Pythias, N. A., S. A., E., A., A. & A. The following are the officers:--Chancellor Commander, E. P. Lee; Master of Work, J. C. Stanard; Vice Chancellor, Ollie Royster; Prelate, Walter Johnson; Master of Finance, Thomas E. Stewart; K. of R. and S., Emmett Freeman; Master of Exchequer William H. Harris, No. 1; Master at Arms, Thomas Day; Inner Guard, Louis Johnson; Outer Guard, Davie Taylor; Trustees; Wm. B. Smith, Ben. Johnson, William Harris, No. 2.
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