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The following addrea waa delivered by
T .. Butler, in the Hall of Aittaa UKtjre,
No 177 on the evening of St. John' Duj
!W. 37. 1876, 00 the occasion of the inatal
krion of the OOoors for the MBWg SU
After music by the Choir tad prayer by
Chaplain Gil num.- of the U. S. A, Brother
T 1. Ruder me introduced and spoke at
archs l.o were .jmitcU the wickedn. -! Ql atlwnft. oiu ami avbieroeirf
and norl iWr.iti ,u of the niaar, M !lllf u ..lulmntty e.uL
oory w,mld have Im Ut u Uw tnwfu. . Haiat Joht the KaptUt, the f.nuwer of
o! the bnihUngut the u. ol :JcsttB w- the aoa of the Jewwh
Babel. Then it a a. that th people nu f Pnet Ztm end EHiabeth, and h-l he
after .the tatw end heroc of llytliol- Uwl in lrtJT 4- W(l(,id luire been called, in
ojfy and although they knew not the true Mt8. W a wiealiaa oa a-
war aa wm
God they retained a knowledge of the iut-
mortality of the Mil; and to that people,
count of tlM fteat
IiK-h he prechevi
the vatfaama were afraia lrt iooar. nod the
prewflt rsijniina k reoNln v - Pupe Pitta
the Wh-- pubiQicU a Ftpa! AUorutioQ to
hb venerable brethren, ht!r'.int at Freema
ooty the uott dreadful anathiina, pro
auunrtbE.' it uhi.hj hnpioH and crim
inal, ftill tf jjrf and fraad, a dark So
ciety ; the enemy of rli rMreh ami of QoA,
dnirerww n the eecarRv cf aUatioflW, in
flamed irith a bnrning Vavrtd agaiaat re
ligioaa i,ihtrity. . eti- Maaoorv, not
withttandtnAr till ttrHe and haa rakes nn
wore hot iknt sbibltd any mme ieelinj;
tovarde tUo aotuor n I hi peutlent and
petiesi alk utton ?hn had it fitinatetl
mm a ircrtt.i iuli UMUsid f ma tsutotant
neitlKT 11 j
Ca r r i e rs Ad tl r ess.
clad, my friends, to meet you,
ihx moro upon my way ;
amo last year to root you,
, I come airain tonlav.
mi:lit no wall of sadness,
p orrotvfiil acciatrii,
cheerful notes of irmdin-Ks,
hd I briii"' airain tin. same.
world is full of beauty
tr hearts are full of love.
1 if I've dono my duty,
y conduct you II approve.
0 T called upon you last
Uhoirerinj; in rhyme,
hundredth vcar lias passed
cross the disk of time.
iforevcrv trace of sorrow, .
Jiat now X call to mind,
livalents we burmw,
rom the pleasures left behind.
aiuld like fopvea history
f mining and of mines.
fwi.se unvail the my.stery
ae Cabal v.stic Siixns.
jvhiclj, without hard lalor,
ten MiouHi una 11 out a pleasure,
i'hiMHr to hi"i noisubor
Uiero to ltjrht upott a treasure
Linre labor is decreed,
tK' our lot nnu state.
Mill cheerfully uwvde
"lcarn to labor and to wait."
year I had more time to Njre,
writing up the times,
sitinninir out a larger share,
quite as.scuseltrW rliymoa.
rustotn bids tne come a:tin,
d greet you all the samo:
:)tnpiy anu r.u-K toy uram,
t-i but a little -aiuc
ather in snrVteieni cash,
ttx smd sot me even
jtiat I've sjhjm in '7(5,
til -start in xiuarc on Seven.
l-an't expect a trreat tlisplay
wisdom from mv pen.
"in r.re pared t liear vou 5av,
h- Jove, I'm -sold again.
little Iknil tip the street,
ait horrid little scamp.
Jcarries 'round tho daily sheet,
li sparred another .stamp.''
1 "kick," my friends, but take the dose,
r theseare vorky' times,
2 must Sigure prettv close
eaten the needful dimes.
JtMinrr'j sold," you've no doubt heard,
Hftsaid it wat a'sell ;"
hat it's truo I plodge my word,
d I'm transferred as well.
it not that your rest confound,
Foe you no less soldnm:
iurilavs I'll still le 'round
ther in the "malam."
vet old as it is, it in
to those who have made Mxsonry a stnih,
and iu those who have not 1 hope to be able
to awaken suflicicnt interest to entertain
them during the short time that I shall at
tempt to address you. Masonry iu its or
ganization is peculiar to itself. While it is
emphatically a benevolent ornvniration it:
never bestows charity to those who arc not
in absolute need, and in this it differs from
all kimhed organizations with which I am
Xo true mxn who joins the Masonic Or
der ever eipects to receive any pecuniary
benefit from such connection. His sole re
ward is in the privilege of contributing to the
wants of the distressed through the organ
ized instrumentality of the order, the social
enjoyment of meeting his brethren in and
out of the Lodge room, of studying the
beauties of the science. for Masonry is a
science and finding a home and friends in
what-so-evcr strange laud he may chance to
and that dark age, when all worahip, and all ; intHiUm info ua that he mm mi le
be hef wae -brooded myatery are we mji w lUt wm.aga.tion Freemasonry
debted for the inaugaration of whatever of 1 lhan o rtiiaiich hare ever be
mystery there may be in Masonry t da !kra-i.uk,j .uTtkmrtati
. Su ratcj tliat eminent heathen diaeovrrej by ' WcU f buratnitv
' the dim Ihrltt ot nature and phitoaouh? that ! t .iw, ...).Lw ,it th AL
The tt.biect for diacuaaioa thia ewiing i Uiert- ra but ae U"d, bat hi atU tuiXutit lul,,., , .- m, th Fv.-
vc old lam toapcakof the oldest hu teach the crt Maaunc truth to that be lut A,t of the new V "slM iao.i. tnw-i at w.t l
. ' tnirhtwl pc.ple he !t hta 1 if ; warned be ,.1 . iiw.. .1. .1.1.1... l hi -dfratauda ur taa eoMtml.
ma., u .amuu.uu u. his fate other Saf nh-bad receivt-d ao.u.-. ' l-i' 7Z " " 1 , ,
full f interest, at least , Ms9t uu 'ht trtni the 'atriir h -. . 1 . ..... .! . . .. 1 1 !..f....i 1..
liuuierani iuiu ui'inwi in
inosc iruiy Jtusoiiic ritea since known aa
the Ancient or Ileuthen Mrsturics, in which
bv a series of imposing ceremonies thev
taught in secret the doctrines of the one
ever living and true God in connection with
the immortality of the Soul. Hut thi was
uoi me oniy uuvinuc lau'Mil 111 Mcrvl UVii....t. ..i....i 1 . i iu untier oiuitfauom to liav that rational
the Ancient Mysteries. Ihe Ihonvsian Mvs-l.i- . ..rut- it ..un:... l-.t I homnire to tho lieitr which at onea mmtti.
ttiriiii r v n j w - -
etrtutcnt ricripmreN lu,m OMr ,imf mi lwJfM,M,- i leails Uu-
ni.l written lr 1 cnlaW3Ti iHiiKt U rtew with rextrence
ant! Mlttii.Aium tne gtorWus works of crett
tion, nntl inautre turn with the most ex
altcd ideas ol the perfection of hfs divine
was entrusted the bulging of all temples 1 J..!.. u tHin ,. rltr nlMerviM.
and other sacred eilitices, very similar to ;tlMtl Kiwniiitoo oaght never u forget
the traveling .Masons 111 Uie early history ot .i,-. j. u.;, U l.nnd on the Cbisnel of
Europe. Clianty was a diettnguUliiiig fen-1 o:-, t,j,M , j,,i,i urrMU.
turo 01 mis iieaiuen orueratui in nearly every 1 1,:, l.r-.i.rr
! respect except in a knots ledge ol the one
truewod thev resembled 111 thtirorvanrjttHMi
and objecta the Symbolic Masonry of niod-
bv &v& and contact with the more
oncd vdiolars of Ids time, with whom lie
cliietly aociateil, ho became the vnry m
bodimrnt of love, reverenoe ainl Miunii'Ki,
and wa indocni endowetl with all the Cliria
tian urates and scholar! v attniunicnU then
' known or vajoveil on
To own aeqanTntetl with the exoteric as
well as Motarie hmoblngs of Mnonry, Uie oji
oition of religionist 1s unncoonntablp,
exeejit upon the theory of a greater amount
of bltjotrr tlutn titely !n the ehurclte from
which tlie optuiun eoceel, for although
Masonry Is nt strictly religiouu institu
tion, in a tloffmatirsl f-tmae, it i neverthe
le "o interwoven with ralitrhm as to lav
The Dionvsian M vs-! ..r ut it.T.....
torics, for instance, taught the mystic legend i inl t, x CM:
ol the munler ot Hacchus by tlw Titans, vherc we filM, (l .j. or (;
anu in ineir ccremuuws normeii me irag-; &iint Jo,m the Evangelist, that should lie j
edy of his deatli and redirection. 1 Uu or-. Ul MV(irv M-H4Mlt,fir in -re ..n-ach-
tler about 100U years betore Christ had an i w! iOTt, ..i,aritr awl. in fact, cverv virtue'
orjrsnized bociety ot Architects to uliom 1 n,i,L s. 1 . i,,nn .,wJr (Ud. I
the selection of iu candidate., and iur-
tictiUrlv scnttaiiir.ing as to the moral chnr-
his brethren acconling to the doctrine ot
love contained ia that Sncnsl ikMk."
'Ihe Saint .lolin wloe tsieiMory we com
meinonite to-4lnv and a faint outline of
whose history I have KftemiMotl tu trace, I
Everv Mason, at the time of his initiation acter of applicant. We have the autliority
lihar Kdtiratinn for IVoinen,
rurabcr of women applying for the
jducation scent's to be diminislihig
s increase m the lacihticd lor tur-
isin the full enjoyment of allot" his natural
faculties, and uever expects to le reuueeo
to the necessity of asking his brethren for
assistance, yet should misfortune overtake
him he should have no hesitation in receiv
ing his due.
The antiquity of Freemasonry i- not the
only hold it has upon our veneration. Its
precept.-!, emblems and ceremonies have
come down to us from an unknown time.
It has taught brotherly love, relief and
truth for centuries whose numbers we know
not. Yet that antiquity, indefinite as it is.
increases our respect ami devotion to its pure
principles, as the Jew looks back to Mose,
the Christian to Mesiah, the Musselman to
.Mahomet, the Chinaman to Confucius, etc.,
.Masonry seeks not to control the faith of
its followers, but to regulate their conduct.
Masonrv has no religious creed, but appeals
onlv to thr heart of man in this hfu, vet
mindful ever of a nobler existence beyond
the crave. "A ithin the sacred precincts of a
Lodge are neither Jew nor Gentiles wor
ship"" r- of llramah, Ituddah nor Mahomet.
Xo brother carries with him his creed on
The Maoooic idea of retizkm h absolute
everlasting and unchanging, that religion is
not Uie exclusive jirojMtry of any one sect,
or creed, that it comi-ttn" in reverence and
humility before the awful idutu of eternitv,
and in the lerformanre of good works, 111
viaiiicg the sick, the whiow and the ftither
leaa iu tlieir atUkticms, in doing as we would
be dte by aud in accordint; to each indi-
Essenians was another Order I vised , tlti at a verv'ohl age after hariug Mreached 1 vhlual brother the privilege of subscribing
.'narity ; this wa vry circumspect in 1 tm. ..i through Aia Minor and at Kphi-' to whatever dogma of tlie cretils mav necm
su during a longer jwrioU than li u-untlv , "uium acn uiHMie uumi
allotte.1 to the life timo of a muu, acl wa's u!JO Sft central hlea of the exist-
Itnnllv traiKlnliHl fr.,m till. iinturfet til kOTC of the OHC all "OVemitl!? 3tld CVer Hv-
of King Henry VI. for saying, that the tllst iiijaerfect Lodye, that house not made 18 God awl the immortality of the soul.
Greek philosopher Pythagoru.s receiel all w fanfe emal in Uie henvan where the An" whntever may 1j tlie action of the
his early Masonic instructions from the K- i SttiirenH: Grand Master of the universe pre- CathoUo world, na'd though somo of the
seniaiis. These mere outlines uf the origin ,bj,le. Ireal)ylerian liMigrcgatlonnlist and Unite!
of Masonry arc given as introthictorv to Uie ! i"vin(- thus follouisl the fartnued of t lhethrMn Societies in tlie Unitetl States liave
more tangible and authentic history of the , Masonrv hastilv ftom tlie earliest time to taken occasion to enter their protest nntl da.
claim ngninn it ami all oUier secret associ-
tlieir attacks bv
froine of the
ting inilucnce of a suerior civilization. ' of the orxler dwn through the dark a-cs, ! Mawinic war in onler to lecome prominent
Solomon, Iving of Israel, was the lirst Kmi its final resurrection and iw.tablish-1 leaders of one or another of the fac-
Clrand Master of Freemasonry, and to hint nPBt. at York in Enlaiid. ami Kilwiniiiii" t0" tlntt must nccesariiy gmw out of such
all Lodges were anciently dedicated, but in Scnthtad, nor enter into n tetliom ex pin-1 wr ""roomasonry oes -steadily on in the
later time, since the magnitlicont Temple (iatlnn r the diutinetivc fnntun of the i fultllhiient of its Wnevolcnt mission ami
umer as u tooh. uettur snaye ami more tj,e .o, w,jcj, OMr patron Saint whoe
permanent lorm. and 1 shall now proceed to ,,-tj.i ,iav is the 27th of I)ecemler. HveL ' ations. antl are backeI up in
speak with more assurance of Uie Craft in ' i.iorl nd diet! I shall not worrv vou I a 'rw utiscrupuhu txdiliciaris in
its letter orgaiiir.ation under the illumina-, u:th historical account of the trntismiviiuii I Stains, who would fain create
made, chat they are uagaUantly debarred
front partiripatioa in our mysteries. The
reaaooa for this eiclusivenesa are vatiovs
that it woukt be more tedious thajLfafjtaqr:
tu recount them tierc; but the ctofcf one ta,
that as Maaonry is unchangeing and n
changeablM in its orfraaiiatkaa, pad as H
ia besed upon the arganiaatioo of be ivork
sajan who wrought at the building! of Xlaf
iMon Temple, none of whom wr fir
tnalem it follow that their adnisia hiW
the OrJer would be an aaoawly and incosi-siau-at
with our proAnakMM. But Ut mm
aasure thetn that we loe and cherish thaos
B.fi- thf ie ia the ianguatpt of an alle
5faootc writer. -'The aife, the mother, the
ril r, th aau(etiter. and tne whiw oi m
Mason exercise a peculiar claim ujion each
MBsoti'd heart and aHVctions. And while
we know that woman's smile, like the mild
beams of au April sun, reflects a brighter
splendor on the light of prosperity, and
warms with grateful glow the chilliness of
adversity, we recrot, not the less deeply be
cause unavailing!', that no ray of that sun
can illume the secret recesses ot our Jougtf
and call the weary workmen from labor to
Frojinsals for Subsistence Stores
HKUxji'Aurr.ia DKraawiKSTor Ahuuisa.
OyiKE CltlEr" C0MJ41SSAKY OI'HUWIaTMCK.
I'KKfCfrrr, A. T . December 15. 1870.
SKAI.U) PUOIWALH in trii-Hcnte, will be rectWed
at lhi xffioe utl 12 o'cloek JI-, Saturday. Kebrnary 31.
IKT7. Ir rarlhior all the llafion, Floar, Ueaot, C"
Met 4 HBiBy rsu.red at the different IU In the'
IlemrtM'ot or Aritowt (exrejH llanoo ht Camp Ajcb;
hmI ! all the t'urk required at Kurt Yuma and Caiajr
!ti-. durlui: the ytar commeuclnp July lt. 1ST7, and
MMllar Jane 'Mu ltS. t uch le4 time aa the Curainli
irv ijeral f Sulebteeee may dlroci. L'ntll the aaiue
- . (. f. tt .-.iti .rlb.l vill b r.
ee4rr.l at the oftks, ui the A. C S uf each the JweU tbem-
. i . . i. 1 -t wtll not K.
drelded upufl uotH the bid reeelre.! ami opened at th
tliffereat !! are rrcrlroj ia due cotire ol mail.
The fafluwlaj- ammtnli are npprKimale. The eentrae
lor will te required to faraith all rrfjuired. whether more
which he erected, by the aid of the Craft, to
the honor and tdorv of God, has been de
stroyed by the enemies of Masonry and of
religion, and rebuilt by the faithful follow
ers of the great and wise King in the ser
vice of the same God, by whose assistance
through the instrumentality of the same
Craft the secoud Temple was made,
though not so .sjmcious and magnificent as
the first, others, who have shown in the
world's history with scarcely less of the true
irrnc-- of Masonic or religious wisdom and
te Ol t OSl. S MI'UMC-I, WIIV Ui IIIC IMIEII Ji
thren I race of David and Solomon, born at Hitby- Hl
d all ! Ion during the raptivity of his Jewish pa- tli
these j rents after the destruction of the first Tern-' s,.
entering a Lodge and assuming the Lamb- j tenor than bolomon himvdt, have lecn
skin, n. matter Uiough he may call upon justly held, in Ma.s-.tnic estimation, second
God in his own way or that prescribed by
his church, when in'his own Temple, Syna
""rue. M nie or I'.isjoda. In a lodtre of
Free ami accented Masons all are brcthr
all profess belief in one true God, am
believe in tlie immortality of the soul
are ail the requisites in a religious point of
view to initiation in to our mysteries.
Morally, Mts nry requires m re of its
followers' genuine true benevolence, philanthropic-
and charity. An avoidance of
distracting speculations concerning the
mysteries of tlie life to come, is strictly en
joined, and w hile adhering to these rules ; but paternal affection, as one of the ancient
and not allowing our.elves to admit into tlie promoters oi ms proiessiun, ami one to
Ordpr anv ouestion to disturb its harmony ! whom from the time of the luiildint; of the
York rite, aud Scotch ritu u thev differed
in some minor pr.rticul.irs, as establishrd un
der different auspices at York and Kilwinuing,
suffice it to say that the rite under which we
work is that established at York, and is be
lieved to bv as nearly in exact accordance
wi:h the symbolic Masonry practiced under
tlie Mastership of King Solomon n;sutod
by Hyram, King of Tyre as in the lapse of
ages it cculd lc preserved ond transmitted
to rti: ': .
vived the ruthless hand of ages, it has not
been eve Hint trom iMfRecutions. Even dur-
only to the illustrious son ot David, as pa- i the lifetime of Solomon the irreat kinir.
irons and exemplars of the Onler. of these, t,e profane or uninitiated Jews, became
the first was Arm babel, one ot the royal i,.HUiu of his intimacv with Hiram of Tvre
A ... . . .. . . .-
- and oUier distinguisliett gentile-, with whom
through the mystic tie of .Masonry he had
teiul intercourse, and scarcely was he cold
pie. He, during the reign ol Cyrus, return- j his grave Id-fore a clamor was raised, for
ed to Jerusalem w ith the sacred vessels, laid uarintr ilown the 3Iaonic ilraperv ami re
the foundation of the second Temple, and moving all Masonic emblems from'thc Tom
restored the observance of the rites of hi; nie as idolatrous and w icked devices, for
To Zerubabcl, then, the
Mason looks back with not
nlv a fraternal
when warred uon makrsj no war in return.
Freemasonry interferes not with tho religion
of the Churches nor with the jwilitieal
opinion- of parties. Its duty lies in another
direction its path is plain ami if the brcth-
'ren but walk therein, neither the hullsof the
Poc, ifesuod from Uie secret consistory of the
vnticnn in tlie interest of a secret confes
sional against secret societies, the impotent
threats of oitieins nor the vapid decla
mations of o'er zealous protestant entltu-
Masonrv ha ur- I H'ftst can stay their progress or cripple their
inilucnce. While Masonry has ever boen
unostentatious ami retiring iu the perform
ance of good works, and never boastful of
its Iwnevolence, I venture the assertion,
were the record searched, that more real
charities have been lestowetl upou the real
ly newly by our Onler alone than by all
Uie jversecutors of Masonry combined.
Wo have not erected so many costly tem
ples nor sent so many teacher- to loreign
countries with a llourUh of trumpets to
sound our jveculinr faith in the oars of the
unappreciativc heathen as the sectarians
have done, but at the bedside of tmin, and
tH-rmittod to worship in the Temple of the 1 n t,,c Ilovcls ,,f Iverty ami want, wherever
liviii" Gotl. I to be found a wounded l-.eart at home
ix-hold said they through liie.-e innovations ot
the evil one tlie uucircumcised hc.ulien is
Uarap lne, -
Camp fin.nL ......
Camp lowrM. ......
Car M.ie. 5. WX
(-amp Thttraiu. nmr
IU1 Camp (JJnhl
. . ,ia iirv.
rwi man. ... w... -' - -
Kur iefunnatiua o tne amuual ol iorn jieai asa
llintnr rettut-e ue3ttn ii Invited to the ''imtructloni
t4t llUhtr." '
llH-n lk to be jrften hy the Pot CommUuiriet Ur
rua'-vtoti. .t the atnountl required, and time uf eacl
e rpeU may utate the amount fur eaeli i"t, or a up
arate t-resl will t nm.Ueml fur ihe whole or any
imrt ut any artlele fnr any pott. In order Ihftt ettler Id
the Tidnity may hare an opiortunity of oiTrrinr rueh
.mall amount ol a article required that they ua
rnie The article to be topplied under any contract
njvte in purHancerf lhi ndTertUeioent mult be the rro
daeta of Arixonasr the aiHsfeut country.
' !.- I' I i r.f Tl. .ml Hoffilnr.
to lw frnthed a early a pmetlrabl" with the bidder1
l.m ana in runiruu j - .... .
The risbt i rreri-d of nccpUnc or rejeetlnfr any bM
a may be deemed bet fur Uie interett or the United
Pri-poviU mul be aronmpanlot by a proper pparantee
.iraed bv two repnniMe perwin. that within ten day
alter fjotioAtlon vf Ihe award f the contrct. contntet
shall be entered Into. A c"d and tufflcient twnd will he
reqirel from the party ti whom any contract la awarded,
and alvi a eertiacate froui the ClerV of the Count- Court,
or mairtttrate. that each bondfuian U worth that ainunt
nk 11 will be iuxmiuiled by a copy cf tb a-Uef
titement. and '-lntructioB to nUder." The mntraet tcr
lie tublect to ihe approval of the DivWun ami Depaxl"
Inonaeof the almndeninent of a pott, the contract tn
termlnAte fur that jvL
for detaltil infiirmatlon, eople of "Intrution to Bid
der." Rdvcrll-etnenU. io . apply to the MtliUry Head
niur'en. Sau'H Ke; Chief OmtnU'arv of Subtlitence.
San FraBCiano; 'hlet Cobimlieary of .SubtUtence, lret
outt asd any it in Arizona.
IlMdeM are tuvitetl to be present at theopeniny of bU.
KnTetepst ft wild be en Jore.l Propotnl ft fnaniw Iber
arttte and wldresv-l to ihe Chief Crairatwarr of Suh-ltriH--.
UepaMmentnf Arianna. l'reacott. A. T or A.
n S Ihahi the Mtl if the bidder end hti propoaU to
a pt in th Department.
.i.'.i i.i Titi as vvit.snr. a. s.. L. s. A.
. i c. i -
we may ever hope to continue intact. Here
is the "grand secret of the perpetuity of
Masonrv. it excludes church dogmas and
second Temple until the
Messiah all Masonic Lodg
These people knew not that Masonry is
alxive all creeds, and lound to no. ient up
and in ourown midst, watching by the wasted
form and furniehing needful comforts to the
nor, there sjwaking words of cheer to the
and administering relief to the
The politician on entering our portals
leaves behind him his party character, and
comes into the Iiodge simplv a peaceable
the coming of the dogmas of church doctrines in its worship, 'oor, tocre .
After tlie commencement of the Christian lira.ee within its folds members of everv re-! afiiictod are Masons to be found
the Order as an
understood as as
mires a Knowietige oi tne ever living uou crining 10 everyone who oears tne name oi
patron ot .Masonry. and a Iwlief in the luimorUdity of the soul.
At the close of the reign of Vespasinn, After Solomon had been gathered to his
Freemasonry auk into decay on account of fathers a cruel wr again. t tho Masons was
politrsif doctrines, two of the most exciting j Era and until tho final destruction of the ligious faitli. so that they come up to'that Hut while I sjveak thus of
and dangerous evils and stumbling blocks J Temple, by Titus, dedications were made to Masonic standard of enlightenment that re-. institution, let me not bp ui
in the way of harmonv. " St. John the Haitist, an eminent Christian tjuires a knowledge of the ever living God cribing to everyone who bes
1 there- is much ."peculation
subject of the country he inhabits and is ' the massacre of so many ot their members inaugurated that resulted in the extcrmina
obedient to the laws of the land. Xo dis- by Titus, and the want of a Grand Master tion of the Sidonian architects.
cussion of these exciting topics is allowed or head to patronize and encourage the
within these sacred precincts. So much tor Art. In this desponding and unsettled con-
Then coining down from antiquity to
more enligiiteiisu times, alter unrisiiaiiity
the sure foundation upon which rests the dition of .Masonic nlLtirs, a mass meeting of had shed its elevating
ravs over man-
oldest Society on earth whoso history I shall I the brethren was called to meet iu the Citv kind for centuries, and after the IJishops
very briefly and imperfectly attempt to fol-1 of Hcniamin, and seven ol the most en- of the Christian Church had been the
interested in the fuhject as to , l0w: for a few minutes commencing with the lightened craftsmen were deputed to wait. chief patrons and promoters of Masonrv
the cause of the phenomenon. The J very early and uncertain period of it sup- , upon Saint John the Evangelist, then Hishop for nearly sixteen hundred years wc find
this Fall have leen less than iu I posed existence, and closing with the more i of Ephesus, requesting him to take the office a new "doctrine introduced into the
receding vea-s. Whv' Hani times; reliable port ion fortified by written and tra-1 of Grand Master, saint John tho Evange- church, that of the confessional, or sacrifice
Tor a part of the dmcwa -
iation of institutions also
vi uiuiiii jiv.. ........ ........ cnurcii, nun oi me coiiicjsoihi, ui sai
1 1st, though then upwards of ninety yoars of 0f penuance, and as masonry being pra
age and in the active lerformancc of the ar- in secret was supposed to "be incons
or Organized Society, cannot be traced with 'age and in the active iierformancc of the ar- in secret was supposed to be inconsistent
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I . ft ti any ticgrce oi ccriainiy iicyiinii iiie ouiiuiiig uuous mouia ;iimiifj ujbiii Mini u u-.iiu wiui uie requirements oi iiic conicssors iiicrc
r.ii.jiuaii; ai fuuii. oi me oiu ones. jjU, :(,iom(,n-s Temple, at Jerusalem, al- ot ins oilico ot uistiopot r.)csus, undertiKik came like a clap of thunder from a clear
ere are. whatever the facilities, only ; though it claims relationship with the An-! the more arduous task of bringing onler out 5kv. the celcbratctl bull of Iopc Clement the
chaos in the .Masonic worm, and how well . I2t!i commanding all Bishops of the Church
uc succceiied lei tne uounsniug conuiiion of Kome to nitlict on all r rcomasons the
S number ol students to go round, e.icnt Mysteries ot a much more remote pc
pVATER BltOS. received, this morn-' ritwl of "an'itpiity, and is in its principles
KowcH'a train n verv large lot of ' coeval with creation itself,
terchandisc, which, with their pre-1 Tht' ,Jlt principle upon which the whole
I- . - . .
Eortment, makes their store com-
Wc visited their
tfueut to-day and found them busy
away gooia and regulating their
fc the iiisiccttoii of all who
3D make purchases or to
jr- have. Yc noticed in the office
fil safe from the manufactory of
ec Urban which is large enouch to
ty a good sized man or woman. A
Gold Scales "with diamond pivots
one end of the office and are real
The salesroom contains many
j knowledge, or unfaltering belief in the great
truths, that there is one true God and that
the soul is immortal. These are the great
est and most important land marks of .Ma
sonrv. and by them every true brother must
be guided. To be good and true and never
to lose sight of these all important truths
should be the cons'-ant care of every Mason
who would while honoring the fraternity do
justice to himself by keeping inviolate the
vows made at the altar of the Idgc.
This phase then of Freemasonry that
recognizes the existence of tho Supreme
Grand Master of the Universe as the great
articles and we noticed piled of!-e"urce of all moral and Masonic light If
iccts, calicoes and domestics, Gne
jutings and looking glasses, with a
1 crockery that would do credit to
le house in San Francisco. The
in tin-ware is excellent and com
Kras that of paints, glass srrocer-
co, &c After looking at the fine
it in the salesroom we toofcaurvev
ptair.s portion, which wc found fillet!
itmost with wall paper, window
fc. Apart from the main building
re erected a large store-room wluctt
full of iron, steel, wagon-timber,
ill- fnftlc tmoV hnrcA anil mule
ather, and liquors of all kinds, win-
fa, &c, Everything is new and
a very striking appcarauce.
we take the scriptural account of Crcatiion as
true, was present in the Garden ot Alcn
at the dawn of creation when the morning
stars sang togetherand God lit up the moon,
fixed all the stars in their places and
hung the world on nothing; but when man
by his own folly, according to the same
account, fell from his high estate, he lost
that Masonic knowledge of his creator and
master, and with the increase of the race,
wickedness also increased until it was found
neccsary by the Grand Master above to send
a deluge to purge the world of sin. Xoah
alone was found worthy to be entrusted with
a knowledge of the true God, and of the
never dying principle of man, and him he
preserved through whom to hand down to
after ages these great Masonic truths.
Hut again, on the plains of Shinar man
rebelled, and but for the virtue of the Patri.
learning ami superior knowiwigeot the mys- i7r,i and cnunanded its enforc
teries of the Order, restored it to the snme I proclamation, and nolhwithstand
position it had occupied under Saint John persecutions under it in Italy, Spi
the Baptist, who, without the erudition of '.rjd and elsewhere. Freemasonry
., i: . i i - i . i . . . . r
oi me uruer inrougnoui. tne t.ioie answer jh-.ii ul tios which they deserve as persons
to-day. And it is to commemorate the birth ' stronly suspected of heresy. This bull was
of that great man. to whom, and to his fulminated in 17ilS and the following year
brother in the Gospel and in Freemasonry, explained by the same Pontiff, in an edict,
Lodges are now dedicated, that wc are hero to mean that no person shall dure to assem-nu-t
together, eighteen centuries after- b!e at any lodge of said society nor be pn-s-wanls,
giving proof, if any were wanting, i ent at any of their meeting under pain of
that a Mason's Charity and a Mason's recol-j death and confescntion of goods, said pen
lection of the truly good can never die. inltvtobe without pardon. Pope Benedict
Saint John the Evangelist, by his great ' the 14th, renewed the bull of Clement in
learning and superior knowhdgeof the lnys- -;r,l and cnunanded its enforcement by
min, Port li
st ill sur-
the Evangelist, had made up in zeal what 1 vivos, and iu thr exoereise of that charity
he lacked in knowledge; hence they are said, which distinguishes it from other forms of
to have been parallels or equals, and in the I worship, is willing to forgive the bigotry of
Lodges of all Christian countries since their i the church and feels as kindly towards those,
, .1 l...,. 1 . n n ........ 1 1 I it , ., , r ...
uay, muie nau uucii iu ,i.ii.iuci noes who iiirougn ignorance persecute u,
drawn, one representing cunt .lonn tne
Baptist, the other, Saint John the Evan
gelist; within these lines a circlo, on the top
of which rests tho Holy Scriptures, and an
individual brother who never nllows him
self to step without the boundary thus de
scribed, but k-'cps within the teachings of
the Saints John and the Holy writings, upon
which he must necessarily touch in going
round the circle, is said to bo free from all
the vices, snares and evils of life that so
easily beset those who have set up no boun
dary line of right, or having set up such
boundary, observe not its limits.
As one object of our meeting together this
evening is to celebrate the Anniversary of
one of the Patron Saints of Freomasonry, it
may be well for us to notice in connection
with his history and career, his brother
thought it had ever been tho subject of
Coining on down nearly to our own time;
and in our own country, under a pretext of
Masonic favoritism and intolerance a secu
lar party rose up in the United States accus
ing the brethren of nil manner of atrocious
conduct, even munlor itself, but conscious of
the rectitude of their own conduct and sus
tained by tho noble principles of charity,
the greatest of Masonic virtues, the breth
ren have outlived these accusations and at
this moment arc stronger in numbers and
more determined in character than ever bo
fore. But recovering from thin secular attack
Freemasonry was not yet secure against op
position, anil on the 2oth day of September,
13G5, only oloven Years ago, tho thunilqrs of
Mason a full share of tho virtues and graces
that adorn the trite Masonic life. There
are in our Order, as in all human establish
ments, thoke who seek its benefits for sinis
ter motives, anil by false pretenses obtain
admission dispitc all circumspection. For
the conduct of these the Order should not
be held responsible any more than tho
Church should be condemned for adminis
tering the consolations of religion to hypo
crites. I know that, from our exoteric teach
ings, the world is astonished at the conduct
of Masons as compared with their profes
sions, but as I before remarked, it is tho in
dividual and not the Order that should be
held responsible for hi- conduct when
abroad in the world; for iiistancu. the very
first lesson wo are taught in Masonry en
joins upon us obedience to tlie moral law,
and especially charges us never to mention
the name of the Deity we profess to adore,
except it lie with that reverential awe that
is duo from tho creature to the Creator, and
yet wc find those who havo promised iu the
ino-t solemn manner to obey theso charges,
violating them openly by the habitual pro
fanation of that snored name. Such breth
ren are, to say the least, false to their obli
gations, and to that extent do bring the
the Order into disrepute. I mention this
evil only because it is so easily avoided, and j
holds out no temptation for its commission i
except a wanton disregard ot our solemn
Ma-onic obligations, anil an apparent con
tradiction of our oft repented professions of
a belief in and adoration of the overliving
God, and the immortality of tho Soul.
A want of fortitude, prudence, temperance
and justice, or either of those cardinal vir
tues, may arise from sonic mental or physi
cal defect in our natures, but for the pro
fane swearer thoro can bo no excuse except
wanton wickedness and a gross and vulgar
Let us all to-day resolve henceforth to
live more in acconlanco with our Masonic
professions, and immitato and illustrate in
our lives, feebly though it may bo, the vir
tues of that great and good man whose
birth and services to tho cause of Masonry
and to humanity wc are attcmptiug to commemorate.
I have dono with what I have to sav of
the origin, history and mission of Masonrv;
but seeing, as I do, before me. so many of
tho fairer and better portion of creation,
who have honored us with their presence
uns evening, I cannot take mv seat without
attompting to answer tho objection so often
Proposals for Beef and Mutton.
HKAlKifAKTEH 1 KIMBTM KXT OK AUIZOVJt.
Oil k k Chief Commix aky of Si'iisistrnck
I'llEsCOTT. A. T.. December l.. Io
ST.AI.KD VKOroSALS. in triplicate, with a copy id"
thlHdrerrimentattnehedto each, will Iw reedvl at
thi ofiks- until 12 o'clock 3t Saturday. Februarys, le,
for furalhiar Kreh lleef and Mutton on the block to the
trtit. eitiif n emtriflvfea and Indian idliei nt each of the
I following t-oftJ. and at any others tlmt tuny herrafter be
' rtabHbed in the Department of Arlionu. viz:
i Camp Apaohe, Camp Howie, Camp (5 rant, Camp I.ow.
ell. Camp McDowell, Camp MojaTC, Camp Thma,
fnear old amp Owdwin, ) Camp Verde, Fort Whipple,
Vari Vuron. andVnmn DPot. ilurinr the year commeue
Inc Julv 11. 1pT7. and ending June 30, lf73.
ItUU'wdl be received at the wme time and place to lur
nlh the officer and their fcimllie with choice cuti of
j lleef ond Mutton for the period above mentioned.
I Proo.tU will also be roeclTed at the um time and.
place for tipplylDjr the puU with Beef and Muttoa on
' the hoof.
I Separate propoMlj for fornMiinc Fresh IWf and Mut
ton, on the block or on the hoof, will be received for each'
' pot, or one pnloul may include all the pst.
j HkU for the He,-f and Mutton on the hoof or block, will
also be receive.! by the A. C. S. of uny pes' nMN the
I same time. Tlie pniwaUi received al thi office will cot
I Ik decided upon until the bill received and opened at the
' different po-ts ore received at thl olP.--e In due course of '
mail, nnu not previous to .Mareu j, itn.
The attention of butchers having stalls. Ac, or resid
ing In the vieinitv of posts, is particularly invited to this
point the deire Iwinc 'o enconrago local competition of
settlers, Ac . in the vicinity.
The tlcht Is reserved of accepting or rejecting any bid
as may be deemed best for the interest of the United
Further Information tis to conditions, form of proposal,
conies of Instruction to bidders, advertisements, quality
of meat, payments, Ac, can bo obtained by applicatien
to this oKlco. or to the A. C S. of nny iwt.
Hidden are Invited Ut be present at the opening of blda
Knvelope, should int endorsed "Proposal for lleef and
Mntton" and addressed to the Chief Commissary of Sub
sistence, Deportment of ArUonn, Prescott. P, T., or A
C. S. (name of est) if the bidder sends his proposal to a
r,t in the Department.
declStt THOMAS YVILS0X. C. S U. S..V.
JTotiee to Delinquent Share
holders. Office or tun Salt Kiwn V.uisr CaxalCo,
December Wth, 1ST6.. Jk
Assessment are now dun und unpaid upvn the follow
Inr sbaros of llio Capital Stuck of the SaHiKlver, ul!y,
v,n,.fi:k,knt,i., Ko.Cr- DuU of Al- Amount
.Name of Shareholder, t,aca,c VaK
Alex. Stinnecer J5 Nov. Cs lt6 825 00 ,
John (targe 31 Sept, 25 1S76 fi 00 '
John George 31 Nov. S3. leTG 25 00, j
And notice, is hereVy friven that unless the said assess
ment are paid, together with tho costs uf thi advertise- '
nient, the said share, wr so many of them as shall remain
delip'ueat, on the 30th day ot January A. D. 1ST7. trill,'!
be sold ut publio nnctiou on the said 30th day of JantiaryJ''
1B77, nt lO.o'cJoclt a. m., at the doot; of the office, "of the
isild Company, In the tuwn of Pba-nix, Mnricopa County'
to pur siiiJ assessments, and the costs gf this advertise
ment and sale. ' '
lly onler of tlie Hoard of Trustees of said. Company,
made December SOUi, 1576.
dc29 JOHN T. ALSATJ. Secretary.
To Pe'crll. Itninnen and C. n. Veil, owjier m the firay.
Kaiile loiln otigionl location in Tlgcrluilng District.
Yavapai County, Arizona :
Yotl aw hereby notifled.that,ICyoudonot appear within,
00 days from the dato hereof and ray to T. J. llutler your
proportion of the expense Incused in thn ajnouat of work
dona on said lode, during th yean 187.1 and la?rt a re
uircd by law, tho undersigned will claim a forfeiture oi.
your interest in said lode, i acconlrnce with the mining,'
law now iu force. PHlt.lP lSICHAKDON.
Irtcvtt. A7Tf,T)ecemher 1. IsTR.
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