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THESUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19. 1S9Q.
NEWS OF THE LODGES.
VERY IMPORTANT EVENT IN
SCOTTISH 111X13 MASONRY.
Tho Suproino Council of tho Southern iTurls
dlctloii to Moot lloro To-morrow Visi
tation Among tho Odd Fellows' Eodcos
Ooldon Cross, Rochabllc, and Indopon
' dent Mechanics' Notes.
Subordinate Lodges. Masonic Tcmplo B. 13.
French No. 15t Monday. 20th; Pent alpha No. 23,
Monday, 20th; National No. 12, Tuesday, 21st;
Now Jerusalem No. D.Thursday, 23d; St. John's
No. 11, Friday, 24tb;IIopoNo.2Q, Friday, 24th.
A. A. S. H. Sanctuary, 1007 G Btreot--Catho-dral:
Harmony No. IT, Thursday, 23d.
Masonic Hall; Georgetown Potomac No. G,
Monday, 20th; Georgo C. Whiting No. 22, Thurs
Masonic Hall, Virginia avcuuo southeast,
(meeting temporarily at this hall.) Auacostia
No. 21, "Monday, 20th.
Jioyal Arcii Ulutptcrs. auasonic xcmpie
Lafayette No. 5, Tuesday, 21st: Washington
No. 2, Thursday, 23d; Eureka No. 4, Friday,
Masonic Hall, Virginia avenuo southeast
Naval No. 0, Tuesday, 21st.
Commandcrks Knights Tcmjrtar. Masonic
Temple Washington No. 1, Wcdnosday, 22d.
Ancient and 'Accepted Scottish Bite. House o
tho Temple, Third and G streets northwest
Supremo Council for Southern Jurisdictiont
Monday, 20th, 12 o'clock noon; Mithras Lodge
of Perfection, Tuesday. 21st; Albert Piko Con
sistory, Wednesday, 22d, (special;) Mithras
Lodge of Perfection. Thursday, 23d, (special.)
The approaching session of tho Supremo Coun
cil of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Kite
foi the Southern Jurisdiction of tho United
States, which will he hold in this city on Mon
dav, tho 20th instant, will ho a very Interesting
and highly important event in Scottish lUto
Masonry. It will bring to this city tho most
prominent Masons of the country, distinguished
alike in the Scottish and York rites. The Su
premo Couucil is tho legislative body of tho rite
in the Southern and Western States, and also ex
ercises jurisdiction over the Sandwich Islands
and J apau. Its membership Is limited to thirty
three active members, there existing at. the pres
ent time several vacancies, which will probably
be filled at this session. Tho members and ofll
cers arc as follows: Grand Commander, Albert
Pike, Washington, D. C; Lieutenant Grand
Commander, James Cunningham Batchclor,
New Orleans, La.; Grand Prior, Philip Crosby
Tucker, Galveston, Tex.; Grand Chancellor,
Thomas Hubbard Caswell, San Francisco, Cal.;
Grand Minister of State, Erasmus Theodore
Carr, Leavenworth, Kan.; Secretary General,
Frederick Webber, Washington, D. C; Treas
urer General, John Mills Browne, Washington,
D. C; Grand Almoner, Robert Carroll Jordan,
Omaha, Neb.; Grand Auditor, Samuel Manning
Todd, Now Orleans, La.; Grand Constable,
Odell Squier Long, Wheeling, W. Va.; Grand
Chamberlain, Martin Collins, St. Louis, Mo.;
First Grand Equerry, John Quincy Adams Fel
lows, New Orleans; Second Grand Equerry,
Buren Robinson Sherman, Waterloo, Iowa;
Grand Standard Bearer, Gilmor Meredith, Balti
more, Md.; Grand Sword Bearer, Henry Moore
Teller, Central City, Col.; Grand Herald, Sam
uel Emery Adams, Minneapolis, Minn.; and
Theodore Sutton Purvin, Iowa City, Iowa; James
Smytho Lawsou, San Fraucisco,Cal.; De Witt
Clinton Dawkius, Jacksonville, Fla.; Michel
Elio Girard, Lafayette, La.; Charles Frederick
Brown, Sau Francisco, Cal.; James Daniel Rich
ardson, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Samuel Emery
Adams, Minneapolis, Minn.;RufusEberloFleni
" l'V lirgo, Dak.; Adolphus Leigh Fitzgerald,
Eureka, Nov.; John Frederick Mayer, .Rich
mond, Va.; Nathaniel Levin, Charleston, S. C;
Richard Joseph Nuun, Savannah, Ga., and
George Fleming Moore, Montgomery, Ala.
The session will commence at noon on Monday,
the 20th Instaut, when tho standard of tho Su
preme Council will bo hoisted on tho flagstaff of
the House of tho Temple, and simultaneously
with tho appearance of its doublo eagle tho Coun
cil will bo declared in session aud opened In tho
thirty-third degree, after which it is customary
to call down to the fourteenth degree to permit
tho presence of brethren of that and Intermediate
rank to hear the allocution of tho Grand Com
mander, Albert Pike, thirty-third degreo, at tho
conclusion of which tho Supremo Council will
probably go Into executive session to hear tho
reports of committees, etc. Tuesday and Wed
nesday will be occupied in legislation. Wed
nesday ovening the 33d degree will bo conferred
at tho Cathedral of the Scottish Rite on G street,
the use of which has been tendered tho Supremo
Council by the board of trustees. At 0 P. M.
tho members of Albert Piko Consistory will as
semble at their Sanctuary for tho purpose of act
ing as escort to tho Supremo Council from tho
nouso of tho Temple on Third street to tho
Cathedral, and it Is understood that tho mem
bers of Mithras Lodge of Perfection and tho
other bodies who have not obtained tho 33d de
greo aro invited to participate with their breth
ren of tho Consistory in showing respect to tho
supremo body. At tho conclusion of. tho con
ferring of tho 83d degreo tho members of tho
Supremo Council will bo tho guests of Albert
Piko Consistory in tho banquent-room attached
to the hall. Tho committee In charge have
made elaborate preparations. Tho Venerable
Master of Kadosh, Bro. Alexander Holllnbrook
Holt, 32d decree, has designated Bro. John II.
Olcott, 32d degree, tho marshal of ceremonies
of tho Consistory, to take charge of tho escort
duty. On Thursday Mithras Lodgo of Perfec
tion will coufor tho 14th degreo at tho Cathedral
in tho presence of the officers ond members of
tho Supreme Council. Tho roputatlon of this
lodgo for the perfection of Its work is such that
it will confer tho degreo by request that tho
Ti6ltiug dignitaries may have tho opportunity of
witnessing tho degreo and hearing tho mustc of
tho unrivaled Scottish Kite choir.
Jioyul Order of Scotland. Iho Provincial
Grand Secretary of this old Masonic Rite has
issued tho customary orders for tho meetings of
tho Provincial Grand Lodgo to tho Knights
Companions to meet in couucil at tho cathedral
01 tuo A. A. o. is., iuu u sireoi, on .uuuuuy,
tho 20th instant, at 7 o'clock P. M. This body
meets only during the sessions of tho Supremo
Council and alternately in tho Southern aud
Northern jurisdictions. Its membership Is
limited to 150. Tho order of meetings as an
nounced by William Oscar Roomo, Provincial
Grand Secretary, is as follows: Monday, open
ing of P. G. Chapter and P. G. Lodgo, election
of candidates, advancement and promotion;
Tuesday, Oct. 21, annual dinner at the Arling
ton Hotel. Tho rooms of tho Provincial Grand
Master aro at tho House of tho Temple, 433
Third street northwest, and thoso of tho Grand
Secretary at the Scottish Rito Sanctuary, 1007
G street. Tills Is an order composed of two
parts, viz.: That of 11. 1$. M. and R. 8, Y. O.
ti. Tho former took its rise In tho reign of
David I of Scotland and tho latter In tho reign
of King Robert tho Bruce. Tho latter Is sup
posed to havo been originally tho saino as tho
Ancient Order of tho Thistle, aud to contain
tho ceremonial of admlsslou formerly practiced
in it. The llrst portion of tho order is catho
licnot Horaan Catholic hut adapted to
all who acknowledge Christianity, In tho
same way that symbolic Masonry is intended
for all, either Jew or Gentile, who acknowlediro
a Supremo God. Tho 6ecoud part of R, S. Y.
O. S. is bald to bo tho only genulno ordor of
knighthood in connection with Masonry, there
being an intiraatoconuectioubotwecntho sword
and tho trowel, The offlco of tho Grand Master
Is vested in tho Klug of Scotlaud, (now of Great
Britain,) and ono seat is kept vacaut for him,
Which cannot be occupied by auy other member,
in whatever country a chapter is opened. Tho
jewel of tho order is a triple triangle of green
enamel set in a soven-pointed star, with the
motto in a circle, "Gloria in ExcelsisDeo." In
the centre is tho cross of St. Andrew with tho
Evangelical roso on each bar. Tho garter,
which is worn on tho right leg, is composed of
green satin, embroidered with cold, and bearing
tho motto in gold, "Virtuto ct Sllcntio." Tho
golden bucklo Is Inscribed with tho legond,
"Atncr in cruco 6tatsecurus." It is understood
that a number of prominent Masons of tho city
will bo admitted to tho order during Us sessions
next week, as well as brethren from other juris
dictions. Tho Provincial Grand Lodgo of tho
United States is chartered by tho Grand Lodgo
of Edinburgh Scotland, and to that body it
makes an annual roport. All tho diplomas of
tho order aro issued from Edinburgh, aud each
member, wherever initiated in tho entire world,
is recorded In tho archives of tho grand body
Conferring of Degrees. Washington Chapter
will confer the Royal Arch degreo Thursday
evening. Harmony Lodgo No. 17 will confer
the 3d degreo Thursday evening. Washing
ton Commandcry No. 1 will confijr tho Order of
tho Tcmplo Wednesday evening. Anacostla
Lodgo No. 23 will probably confer tho 3d de
gree Mondoy ovening. Benjamin B. French
and Potomac lodges, meeting Monday ovenlntr,
will confer degrees. Pcntalpha Lodgo No. 23
will confer tho 3d degreo Monday ovening.
Tho meeting of MlthrasXodgo Tuesday evening
will bo dispensed with on account of tho session
of tho Supremo Council. New Jerusalem No.
9 and Georgo C. Whiting No. 23 will confer de
crees Thursday evening. Eureka Chaptor
No. 4 expects tho Mark Master degree Friday
evening. Columbia Commandcry No. 2 had
the usual good attendance last Friday evening
and transacted important business. A meeting
of the Drill Corps for drill, the members ap
pearing In full uniform, is called for next
Wednesday ovening, at 7:30 P. M. Tho other
bodies not alluded to In this issue aro engaged
In transacting tho usual routine work of the
Independent Order of Odd. Fellows.
Brigadier General James Young and his staff
have been Invited to participate In the demon
stration In honor of tho fourth anniversary of
Cautou Monumental No. 2 in Baltimore on
Deputy Grand Master Shcrrett attends to his
daily duties in his office, hut thinks it prudent
to remain within doors at night. Tho brethren
arc solicitlous that ho shall gain his usual
strength before venturing out to attend tho
Grand Master Kinney will visit Harmony
Lodgo at Odd Fellows' Hall, Navy Yard, to
morrow night, Golden Rule Lodgo No. 21 on
Tuesday night, and Central Lodgo No. 1 on
Friday night, at Odd Fellows' Hall, Seventh
Grand Representative Oliver Dufour paid a
visit to Southeast Washington last week, calling
on some of tho ladies of Naomi Lodge No. 11.
lie is greatly interested in the success of the
fair to be held on the 10th proximo, to which ho
was a generous contributor.
The visitations of Grand Patriarch James A.
Edgar to the subordinate encampments havo
been announced by Grand Scribe Joseph Bur
roughs to take place in tho following order:
Columbian Encampment No. 1, Wednesday,
November 12; Mount Nebo Encampment No. (5,
Wednesday, November 19; Fred D. Stuart En
campment No. 7, Tuesday, November 25, at
Odd Fellows' Hall, Soventh street northwest,
aud Magenenu Encampment No. 4 on Friday,
November 2S, at Odd Fellows' Hall, Eighth
street southeast, near tho Navy i'ard.
Federal City Lodge No. 20, meeting at the
corner of Eighth and I streets northeast, aro
now enjoying a strong and healthy boom.
Central Lodge No. 1 visitod them in a body not
long ago and received a royal welcome. After
the conferring of tho 1st degreo by tho team of
Central Lodgo the lodgo in recess entertained
tho visitors with hot coffee, saudwiches, and
cigars. Tho visitation by the grand officers is
looked forward to with much' interest, an ac
count of which will bo given in the next Issue
of The Sunday IIbiuld.
The quarterly meeting of tho I. O. O. F. Vet
eran Association was held last Wednesday even
ing, P. G. Representative W. W. Daueuhower
presiding. The association decided to hold a
New Year's Day reception at Odd Fellows' Hall
January 1, 1891, from 2 to 5 in tho afternoon.
Bros. Grand Scribe Joseph Burroughs, Past
Grand Z. W. Kesslcr, and Capt. J. A. Shackel
ford were appointed to carry out tho arrange
ments. This new departure is expected to
prove an interesting event, tho families of tho
members to meet and exchango congratulations
with each other and tho membership in general,
wno wm oo inviteu to can.
Union Lodgo No. 11, at Washington Hall,
corner Third street and Pennsylvania avenue
southeast, has tho distinction of having tho
largest membership of either of tho fifteen
subordinate lodges In tho District, tho present
membership being 210, a net increase since July
1 of eleven. Tho presentation of tho Degreo of
Friendship before the grand officers was ren
dered in an admirable manner. Tho examina
tion of tho officers proved that tho appointed
officers are equally as well posted in tho secret
work as tho electivo officers. Tho books of
Secretary Emmons and Treasurer Webster were
reported correct, and tho visitation from first to
last was a graud success.
Naomi Lodgo fair is uppermost in tho minds
of tho ladies of tho lodgo The contributions of
money from each of tho Grand Ropresqntatives
and others aud promised contributions of arti
cles assuro tho committeo that success is certain,
notwlthsthnding tho drain upon tho people by
tho other fairs that aro in operation and tho
holding of others in tho near future. Tho arti
cles selected to be voted for will awaken sharp
competition. Among tho articles interesting to
Odd Fellows will bo a set of officers' regalia for
a subordinate lodgo and an ebony cuno, with all
the emblems of tho order artistically cut thereon,
and for tho general public a gold watch and
chain, bicycle, furnituro, and other handsome
Tho visitation to Mechanics' Lodgo No. 18 by
tho ofllcers of tho Grand Lodgo on tho 10th was
largely attended by tho members and a goodly
number of visiting brethren to noto tho further
progress made by tho lodgo during the pa6t six
months. Grand Representatives Brainard and
Stier searchingly oxumiued the ofllcers, aud at
tho conclusion reported to tho Grand Master
that the high standard attained by the lodgo at
tho last visitation had not been lowered. This
lodgo has by virtue- of the verdict of tho Grand
Representatives Inscribed on their bauner "Per
fection," and with tho continued assistance of
their uevoieu tutor, dames a. wait, rasi urauu
Master, they intend at tho next visitation to
surprise- tho grand ofllcers in tholr oudeavor to
pass such an examination that Bros. Stier and
Brainard will prouounco tho verdict "Excel
sior." Friendship Lodgo No. 12 were visited by tho
Grand Master and other ofllcers of tho Grand
Lodge on Thursday ovening last. Tho exami
nation of the oillcers by Bros. Brainard and
Stier being concluded, aud which was credita
ble to both tho electivo and appointed ofllcers,
tho graud ofllcers were entertained by Pa6t
Graud Anson S. Taylor, tho treasurer of tho
lodge, by ono of his inimitable readings, which
was loudly applauded. After speeches by
Bros. Stier, Allan, Brainard, Wood, Kinney,
McLean, Hazard, aud others a recesi was de
clared, aud tho committeo on entertainment,
headed by P. G. M. AVatt, generously and
abundantly satistled the cravings of tho iuner
man. A largo delegation from Covenant Lodgo
No, 13, Georgetown, after concluding tho busi-
ncss of their regular meeting, camo over and
paid a fraternalvlslt to "Old Friendship."
Beacon Lodgo No. 15 celebrated tho forty
sixth anniversary Monday night last, tho pro
gramme being of an excellent musical and liter
ary character, followed by a bountiful supply of
refreshments. Tho entertainment was far
above tho average of such occasions, consisting
of selections by tho Mount Vernon quartette,
J. L. Johnson, Everett Beard, and Misses
Laura aud Gertie Bangs; a song and encoro by
Bro.John J. Bumham, of Coutral Lodgo; recita
tion by John MacLerb; soprano solo by Miss
Laura Bangs; instrumental quartotte, banjo and
guitar, Messrs, Dalton, Couboyno, Clements,
and Shackelford; recitation by Miss Gertlo
Bangs; quartette, flute, piano, and violin by
Miss Mortimer and Masters Darrow, Mortimer,
and Hoover; comic song, followed by four
encores, by Charllo West. Bro. B. F. Craw
shaw presided, and welcomed the audience in
his usual happy manner. Bro. C. B. R. Col
ledge reviewed tho history and progress of the
order, giving interesting reminiscences of tho
early days of Beacon Lodge. Bro. Edward
Bicrcr in his Improptu talk made a happy hit
from tho story of Zaocheus, tho Blblo tree
climber. Bro. Samuel P. Keller kept the audi
ence with a "broad smile on" by his illustrations
of "How to do it and how not to do it." Grand
Representative Stier, who is a member of this
lodge, was unavoidably detained on official
duty at the visitation to Union Lodgo No. 11
on Capitol Hill until after tho close of the liter
ary exercises, but arrived in ample time to take
part in extending the hospitalities of tho lodge
to the largo audience. The- anniversary was a
"red letter" in the history of tho lodge, and
will cause theliv'beacon light" to shine more
brightly for many years to come.
Goldcn Cross Notes.
Capital Commandery at ils last meeting re
ceived applications for membership from II.
Maddux and Samuel N. Hilton. Mrs. M. J.
Pcabody was elected a member of the committee
Anacostia Commandery at its meetlug on
Wednesday evening received applications for
membership from Hugh A. Morrison, George T.
Ritchie, John II. O'Dbnuell, and Mrs. Anna D.
The resolutions adopted at a meeting of tho
visiting members from tho District of Colum
bia who were the recipients of fraternal cour
tesies at Putnam Commandery at Somcrvllle,
Mass., in August last, havo been engrossed in a
beautiful manner by Sir Knight Charles N.. Cor
nell, of Halcyon Commaudery, and havo been
transmitted to Putnam Commandery by Grand
At the regular meeting of Halcyon Com
mandery, on Friday evening last, tho proposi
tion of Sir Knight Roeder, of Capital Com
mandcry, to present the cantata of "Esther,"
under the patronage of and for the benefit of
tho order, at Lincoln Hall, was accepted. Sir
Knight Cline ave notice that ho would sub
mit at the next meeting a resolution to reduce
the quarterly dues.
Meridian Commandery at its last meeting con
ferred tho 3d degreo on R. II. Speako and re
ceived tho application oi .airs. .Lizzie i . Ualdwell
for membership. Charles L. Patten was elected
a member of the committee on recoption for tho
entertainment to bo given by the Grand Com
mandery in November. Fred E. Woodward is
also a member of this committee by appointment
of the Grand Commander.
The' committeo to receive tho visiting Sir
Knights and ladies at tho annual reunion is now
complete, and is as follows: From the Grand
Commandery, Fred E. Woodward, Goodwill,
Mrs. Lucy A. Davison; St. John's, John N.
Ehle; Halcyon, Mrs. Sarah E. Adkins; Meridian,
Charles L. Patten; Capital, Mrs. M. J. Peabody;
National, Jos. B. Bailey; Columbia, Charles B.
Sayer; Auacostia, Thomas J. Putnam; Mt. Ver
non, S. Norrls Thome.
Tho meetings next week are: National, at
Potomac Hall, corner of Maryland avenuo and
Eleventh street southwest, Monday, October 20;
Mt. Vernon, at West End Hall, corner Nine
teenth street and Pennsylvania avenuo, Tues
day, October 21; Meridian, at Golden Cross
Hall, corner Fifth and G streets northwest, Fri
day, October 24; Capital, at Washington Hall,
corner Third street and Pennsylvania avenuo
southeast, Friday, October 24.
Goodwill Commandery at Its meeting on
Monday evening last conferred tho 2d degreo
on Evert L. Harvey. Dr. S. I. Groot presented
tho application of Burton Macafeo for member
ship. Mrs. Lucy A. Davison was elected a
member of the committeo to receive tho visiting
Sir Knights and ladles on their visit to this
jurisdiction in November. Sir Knight William
E. Chllds, of this commandcry, is lying very
111 at the Homoeopathic Hospital.
Columbia Commandery at its . meeting on
Tuesday last elected Sir Knight C. B. Sayer a
member of the committee on reception for tho
entertainment of tho visiting Sir Knights and
ladies on tho occasion of tho annual reunion in
November next. Applications for membership
were received from Rev. Dr. M. N. Cornelius,
William J. Iloltman, Mrs. Ida Gunson, and
Mrs. C. M. Dwyer. Grand Commander Ehlo
urged upon tho commaudery the importance of
making tho aunual reunion a success.
Independent Order or Rechabites.
Redemption Tent No. 144 has five candidates
for tho next meeting, and a new "progressive
feature" will bo discussed.
High Chief Ruler A. M. Dowey is arranging
with a prominent evangelist for tho introduc
tion of tho order into Canada.
Friendship Tent No. 73 has candidates for tho
Initiatory and all the degrees to-morrow night.
The new "degreo team" will officiate, under tho
supervision of Chief Ruler A. J. Eaton.
Tho High Chief Ruler has Issued a commis-sion-at-largo
to a traveling salesman, who pro
poses to do some effective work in tho way of
organization in Nortli Carolina and other South
ern States during tho winter months.
High Secretary-Treasurer L. II. Patterson has
official notice that two tents in East Liverpool,
Ohio, havo decided to return to tho jurisdiction
of the original High Tent, aud that they havo
ordered ono huudred and fifty copies of tho now
Grand Chief Ruler E. S. Woodford has post
poned tho grand visitation to Friendship Tent
No, 73 from tho 20th to iho 27Mi instant on ac
count of tho necessity of conferring all tho de
grees on a number of candidates preparatory to
tho Institution of a new tent,
Tho licchabile Advocate will bo issued on
Tuesday next, and will contaiu, besides inter
esting editorials and historical reminiscences,
news of tho progress of tho order in the soveral
States and a picture and biographical 6ketch of
Graud Chief Ruler E. S. Woodford.
B .Purity Tent No, 4 (Woman's Branch) gave
tlio graud ofllcers a cordial and hospltablo recep
tion and cnteitalumeut on tho occasion of tho
graud visitation lsst Monday ovouing. After
tho customary Interchange of courtesies aud ro
marks by tho graud ofllcers there wore remarks
and solos by Miss Clara Price, Chief Ruler; read
ing by Mrs. Llda Murray, Senior Past Chief
Ruler ; remarks by Sister Cisclo; soug by Mrs. C.
Mills, Lovito; remarks by Sister Allou, and songs
by Bro. John Hancock and Sister Mary Cecil.
All in attendauco were then iuvited to the banquet-room,
where a luncheon was abundantly
Tho Eaglo Juniors turned out iu full force to
greet tho graud ofllcers la6t Monday ovening.
Tho exemplification of tho work aud tho exami
nation of tho books doveloped commendablo
efficiency on tho part of tho ofllcers of tho
Juniors. After remarks of counsel and eu-
couragement by Grand Chief Ruler E. S. Wood
ford, Grand Secretary L, II. Patterson, Grand
Lecturer A. M. Dewey, Grand Chaplain W. II.
Douglas, Grand Lovlte G. J. Murray, Grand
Guardian Clarence Mills, Past High Chief
Ruler J. J. Murray, and Bros. M. E. Byrno and
Georgo Allen, tho grand officers nnd visitors
wcro favored with interesting remarks on the
part of tho Juniors by Chief Ruler R. Harlln,
recitations and songs by Bro. Samuel Denham,
piano solos by Master Pallas, and remarks by
Lovlto Walter Dewey, of tho Friendship Juniors.
Independent Ordor Mechanics.
Anchor Lodgo No. 9 mot Monday, with Junior
Master Samuel W. Gllllnghatn In tho chair. Bro.
Harry BIcr, of Mechanics' Lodgo, of Baltimore;
was reported In a very critical condition. Bro.
Jules Thomas had tho 2d degreo conferred on
him. Past Masters T. A. Evarts and Henry
Wilder, of Mechanics' Lodge, of Baltimore, in
bohalf of their lodge, presented Anchor Lodgo
with a set of resolutions, handsomely framed.
Bro. S. W. Gllllngham received tho resolutions
Columbia Lodgo No. 1 held a largo and Inter
esting meeting on Tuesday evening last at their
hall, (Fifth and G streets noithwcst. Degrees
were conferred as follows: 1st degree, G. F.
Harris, J. II. Wingate, and E. E. King; 2d de
gree, D. T. N. Shanks nnd G. F. Harris; 3d de
gree, R. H. Arnold. The report of tho finance
committeo showed a handsorao incrcaso in
finances and membership. Every member of
Columbia Lodgo No. 1 6hould attend tho next
meeting, as a very important resolution relative
to tho Purdy casu will be presented.
Lafayette Lodge No. 13 held their regular
session Thursday ovening, with Junior Master
Fagau in tnc chair. Mr. diaries 11. lllvous ad
pllcd for membership. Bro. W. U. Watson had
tho 2d degreo conferred upon him, and ap
plied for tho 3d degree. Bro. Burdctte, who
has been laid up for four weeks, was reported
ablo to attend to his business. On Monday
night Lafayetto Lodgo will pay a fraternal visit
to Anchor Lodgo No. 9, at their hall, 009 C
street northwest, It being tho night of their
grand visitation. Grand visitation to No. 13
November G. A good programme is promised.
Sister lodges aro cordially invited. Degreo
work for October 23 : JBro. Watson 3d degree.
Bros. Chase and Padgett 2d degreo, and Mr. W.
S. Wronn 1st degreo. Grand Conductor G. W.
Berry was present.
Jr. O. U. A. M.
Tho annual session of tho State Council of
Virginia (to which the four councils In tho Dis
trict of Columbia aro subordinate) will meet to
morrow at Portsmouth, Va. Among thoso who
Jefl this city last ovening to attend tho session
wcro National Representative J. Harry Cunning
ham, Past State Councillor A. W. Shunk,
Deputy State Councillor Georgo E. Howard,
Clarence O. Tavenuer, Waltor G. Wilmarth,
Charles J. Stockman, and William L. Boyden.
Jasper Council No. 23 celebrated their first
anniversary on Thursday evening. A number
of visitors wcro present from other councils.
Mount Vernon Council No. 10 had quite an
addition to tho list of members on Tuesday
evening, fifteen persons being received into
membership. Deputy Stato Councillor George
E. Howard was tho recipieut of a handsome
badge of the order, presented by his many
The Golden Chain.
National Lodgo No. 101, Order of the Golden
Chain, was vl6lted by Supremo Secretary A.
Stanley WIer at its semi-monthly meeting held
Friday evening, October 17. This is tho first
visit paid this lodgo by a supreme officer since
its organization ten months ago, and a very
interesting evening was spent. W. G. Potter,
1300 Penns3'lvania avenue, is the secretary.
PECULIAR PENSION CASE.
Bcclsloii Itotwcen Two Wives
Claimed a Widow's Pension.
Assistant Secretary Bussoy has decided the
case of Mollle II., widow of John M. Rich, de
ceased, lato of Company D, Independent Bat
tery, Pennsylvania Light Artillery, tho cir
cumstances of which case aro peculiar. The
record shows that in 1803 Jlich filed a declara
tion for a pension, alleging as a basis therefor
that during his military service at Falmouth,
Va., about December 1, 1802, ho contracted dis
ease of tho spino and kidneys.
It is shown that tho soldier, who had becomo
deaf and a raving maniac, died in tho insane
asylum in Shelby County, Tenn., August 31,
1S80, of tho results of said troubles or brain
disease. That tho disability was pensionable
there seems to he no doubt. It appears from
tho testimony that tho soldier was married some
timo after his roturn from tho Army, and lived
with his wife uutil somo time in 1871, when sho
Rich soon after went to Chicago, and after a
tlmo took back his wife and lived with her for
somo months, when she again left him. In
1877 ho was again married at Memphis, Tenn.
In tho mean timo tho soldier had written to his
friends that ho had obtained a divorce, and had
so stated to his friends in Chicago and else
where. Ills first wife, believing that ho had
procured a divorco from her, as ho had stated
ho would, married a second time, and two chil
dren aro living, tho result of this second mar
riage. All of tho witnesses who have tes
tified in tho caso pronounce tho soldier
a man of good character, a dovout
Christian, and the soul of honor. Tho
claimant (Rich's second wife) says sho Is un
able to furnish a copy of tho record of tho sol
dier's divorco from his first wife, because now
that the soldier is dead sho cannot ascertain iu
what court tho same was procured. Tho claim
was rejected by the Pension Bureau on tho
ground that sho was not shown to bo tho sol
dier's legal wife, and stating that legality of
her widowhood cannot bo presumedj as tho
former wife survives him and alleges that sho
has no knowledge that a divorce was granted,
and that none was over procured by her. Tho
Assistant Secretary reviews tho law applicable
to tho caso at great length, and cites several de
cisions in cases of a similar character, and then
"To disregard tho testimony and circum
stances surrounding this caso, on which tho pro
sumption that a divorco was obtained may well
rest, involves declaring void two marriages
consummated according to law, and never ques
tioned outside of tho Pension Bureau, declaring
that two sets of children aro illegitimate, and
declaring that two persons wero guilty of
felouy and should havo been sent to State's
prison. Fioin all the evldonco iu tho caso it
can bo fairly presumed what has followed in thou
sands of other cases, viz; Not desiring to havo
a decreo of record on tho ground of adultery, to
hriug shame aud disgrace' on his children, a ro
moyal to some other place, a temporary resi
dence, gained a suit for divorco ou tho ground
of abandonment, a notice by publication in
somo obscure newspaper aud a decreo of divorco
under tho easy-going divorco law6 which pre
vail in most of tho Western States
and Territories, This Department possesses
no authority to investigate charges of
criminal couduct alleged against a claimant
as a bar to pension. Such charges must be al
leged if at all, aud tried by a court of compe
tent jurisdiction, This Department having no
power to euforco penalties, neither arraigns
nor tries claimants for alleged offenses, but
adjudicates pouslon claims with referonco only
to the status of the claimant as it appears iu
tho light of the ovidenco and of tho records be
fore if." Under the circumstauces the claim
ant is held to bo the soldier's lawful widow,
and is therefore entitled to the pension.
HE IS VERY ROUGH ON HATS.
A MAN Wno TAKES CONTRACTS TO
SLAUOIIXKR THE VERMIN.
Ho Clonus Them Out of
Hotels and the Grout Ocoitn
Interesting Fncts About
A llttlo man, with eyes blue as tho heavens
and as keen as those of a cat, is here making a
series of peculiar contracts with tho leading'
hotel proprietors. Tho man in question is P.
R. Kendall, the noted New York rat-catcher,
who has a standing contract with the Red Star,
Inman, and Savannah steamship lines to cx
ploro their vessels Immediately upon their ar
rival at Now York and rid them of any stray
rodents that may havo gotten aboard. Kendall
has held these contracts with the above steam
ship companies for soveral years. Ho also has
staudlng contracts with tho Collonadc, Bellc
vuo, and Washington hotels, of Philadelphia,
and has contracted with Postmaster General
Wanamaker to keep his Immense establishment
in tho Quaker City free of tho frisky vermin
for the ensuing year. Kendall has established
his headquarters iu this city at the Ashton
Houso, 313 Pennsylvania avenue, and has al
ready made annual contracts with tho proprie
tors of tho Arlington, Wlllard's Hotel, the
Richmond, and Wormley's. Ho has several as
sistants, all foxy-looking individuals, who aro
helping him to rid tho famous Washington
hostlerics of tho thieving pests that infest their
larders and cellars. At Wlllard's ho has set a
large trap of his own design, which has a ca
pacity for several hundred rats, besides several
smaller ones, also of original and taking de
sign. In less than an hour after tho big trap
was set tho other night sixty-five luckless long
tailed rodents had become victims of its inge
nuity and tho New York rat-catcher's skill.
"Before morning," said Kendall, "It will bo
Ho uses a peculiar and quito odoriferous sort
of bait which is equally as tempting to a rat as
a rotund, red-mcated watermelon is to tho aver
age Southern darkey. Tho largo traps preserve
tho rats alive,- and they aro given or sold prin
cipally to tho owners of rat pits, while tho
smaller traps act as dead-falls and destroy their
victims. Then many rats aro captured by Ken
dall and his assistants, who uso bullseyo lan
terns, which they flash in tho faces of tho pesky
rodents when they are attracted from their holes
by tho odor of tho bait.
"Tho flash of the lantern in their eyes," said
Kendall, "paralyzes them for about ten seconds
or so, and then wo pick them up, seizing them
by the back of the neck just as a cat would.
They do not rsslst, being apparently hypno
tized for tho time being. It reminds mo some
what of a cat charming birds."
Referring to tho popular belief among sailors
that the presence of rats on shipboard is a sure
Indication that tho vessel is seaworthy and the
superstitious awe which attends the killing of
one by an unbeliever, Kendall said it was all
bosh, and stated that rats ou a vessel wero the
veriest nuisance. They play havoc with tho
cargo, weaken tho ship at vulnerable points,
and annoy tho passengers and crew to such an
extent that rat-catching has become an every
trip necessity on tho great ocean racers aud
"Afew nights ago," ho said, "I went over to
Now York and when the Nacooche, ono of the
steamers on tho Savannah line, arrived in port
I went to work in her hold with flash lantern
and trap, and in a short timo captured sixty
eight gaunt-lookiug gray Southern wharf rats
that had invaded the steamer during her brief
stay South. On another big ocean steamer I
took 250 fat, sleek follows iu ono night."
Mr. Kendall is an intelligent man and natu
rally shrewd. Ho does not believe in tho class
of rat-catchers who go about agreeing to rid
great hotels of tho pests in a single night, and
says it cannot be done. Neither does ho believe
in tho use of ferrets. Ho 'has seen them em
ployed in Now York and they proved inglorious
failures. After a ferret has sucked tho blood of
ono or two largo rats, ho said, its appetite is
satisfied and tho ferret Is ready to go oil some
where and tako a quiet nap. Ou tho other
hand, if they aro muzzled tho ferrets aro liable
to stray off in ono of tho rat holes underground,
getjlost, and eventually starve to death.
Kendall worked on the Washington hotels
until yesterday morning, when ho loft for Now
York to meet tho steamships Noordland, of the
Red Star Line, and tho City of Berlin, of the
Inman Lino, to explore their below-deck re
gions in scaach of any stray rodents that have
been playing tho role of stowaways since his
Ills half week's work in tho Washington
hotels was emlneutly successful, as tho capture
of over ono thousand gay and festive rats will
testify. He has made contracts with tho pro
prietors for a year, and proposes to hereafter
make his headquarters iu this city. Next week,
it is said, somo of tho captured rats will be
used by certain AVashington sporting men in a
series of rat-killing coutcsta with terriers
across the river.
THE UPWARD MOVEMENT.
Noticeable Dovolopmont of IJuslnoss Con
fidence. New Yoiuc, Oct. 18. Tho trading In tho
stock market to-day clearly demonstrated tho
independence of tho streot from auy and all
circumstances which generally havo a bearing
upon tho values of securities. It has been
known for somo days that tho bank statomont
would show a further decrease In tho surplus
reservo, which for tho past two or threo months
would havo been sufllclont warrant for a sharp
raid upon tho list aud a material decline i u
values, as witness tho record of tho past Satur
days. But the temper of tho street is so com
pletely changed that, notwithstanding a loss in
tho reserves of over $3,000,000 aud the complete
wiping out of tho surplus, tho market to-day
was strong from start to finish, closing with
material gains in many stocks.
The upward movement received also llttlo if
any aid from outsldo sources, tho foreign pur
chases being insignificant, but tho confidence
which has so lately been developed was most
noticeable, and all offerings wero absorbed at
advancing figures. Railroad bouds wore a little
more actlvo than usual of lato.
Money on call easy, closing offered at 2J.
Primo mercantile paper Is iu fair supply, but
tho demaud is again confined to out-of-town
buyers, aud rates aro a llttlo firmer. Bar silver
10'Ji. Sterling exchange quiet and steady;
posted rateb 4.81 and 4.80J, Government
bonds dull aud steady; Stato bonds neglected;
railroad bonds dull and geuerally firm.
Both Indicted Tor Murder.
Leavknwoktii, Kan., Oct. 18. Tho grand
jury returned indictments against Charles Ben
sou and Mrs. Rautzann for the murder of Mrs.
Mcttman. Tho jury recommended that Mrs.
Rautzann bo admitted to ball.
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Don't Bo in a Rush
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