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WELL AND TRULY LAID.
Corner Stone of the Masonic
Temple for Hawaiian Lodge.
With Ancient Rites and an Oration by
Hon. Paul Nenmann.
Hawaiian Lodge, F. & A. M., had
tho corner Btono of a now tomplo
laid with groat auspioiousuoss yos
lorday aftornoon. Tho aito ia at
Hotel and Alakoa Bt roots, tho build
ing to fnoo tho comoly structuro of
tho Honolulu Library and Iioading
Room Association's building, and bo
diagonally opposito tho Y. 51. C. A.'s
imposing structuro. From tho sketch
given ni this papor it will bo soon
that tho riaiug Masonio Tomplo will
bo a handsomo addition to tho archi
tecture of Honolulu. Its lower floor
will bo dovotod to business placos
for rent, and tho whole. of tho uppor
floor to Masonic purposos. .
For tho ceremony of laying tho
comer stone a platform was erected
at tho northeast corner to accommo
date the officiants, while within tho
linos of tho foundation there was a
covered platform with seating capa
city for 300 people. Chairs for the
royal party woro placed facing the
corner stouo, ana uomna tuoin qnairs
for tho Ministers, members of tho
Legislature and foreign representa
tives. Tho choir of the Second Con
gregation of St. Andrew's Cathedral
had seats facing tho platform of tho
masonic officers, and behind thorn
waB accommodation for ladies and
Hawaiian Lodge and Lodge le
Progres marched in profession,
hoadod by tho Eoyal Hawaiian Band,
from Hawaiian lodge room at Fort
and Queen streets, opening out in
the usual manner, on arrival at the
site, to let tho officers pass through
to thoir stations. Tho order of pro
cession was as follows:
Tho Grand Mastor in a short ad
dross quoted his warrant from 0. It.
Grotman, Grand Master of tho
Grand Lodgo of California, for act
ing on tho occasion. Hawaiian Lodgo
was clmrtorod May 5, 1852, and to
day had 127 monibors and was able
to build this tomplo. Ho concluded:
I do not say that all good citizens
aro Masons, but I do say that all
good Masons aro good citizens.
Brothor MaBons, now that wo shall
bocomo moro prominont, lot mo ask
you to unito with our neighbors tho
Young Men's Christian Association
and tho Honolulu Library and Read
ing Room Association, in doing all
wo can by our good examplo, to pro
moto good morals and good citizen
ship in this our homo city.
Grand Socrotary John Phillips
road tho list of articles sealed with
in a coppor box 14Jxin.x(.)iu.x7iu.
to bo deposited in tho cavit' of tho
lower stone, as follows:
Objects transferred from roc'opt
aclo of tho cornor-stono of fornior
Masonio building (comor of Queen
and Fort streets) as porlist publish
ed in tho Daily Bulletin of Decem
ber 1G, 1892.
Photograph of Her Majesty Quoou
Photograph of II. R. II. Princess
Photograph of Hon. A. S. Clog
horn. Photograph of Hoif? A. F. Judd,
Chief Justice and Chancellor, P. M.
Photograph of Col. W. F. Allen,
P. M., Acting Grand Mastor of tho
Grand Lodgo of California.
Photograph of Andrew Brown,
Master Hawaiian Lodgo No. 21 F. &
Photograph of J. H. Sopor, Sonior
Wardon of Hawaiian Lodgo No. 21
ii & A. M.
Photographs of tho Officers
Hawaiian Lodgo No. 21, F. & A.
Jfnotograplis of tho Ulucors
do l'Ocoanio No.
Royal Hawaiian Baud,
Henri Porgor, Conductor.
Grand Tyler, with Drawn Sword,
Bro. John Morris Angus.
Two Grand Stewards, with White
Bro. Charles Jerome Campbell,
Bro. Archibald Forrest Gilfillan.
Bro. James Anderson King.
-,, Senior Wardens,
Brother Bearing Golden Vossol qf
Bro. John Harris Sopor.
Two Brothron Bearing Silvor Vessels
of Wine and Oil,
Bro. Thomas James King,
Bro. Robert Catton.
Grand Orator and Grand Chaplain,
Bro. Paul Neumann,
P.". M. Alexander Mackintosh.
Principal Architect Bearing Work
P.. M. Clinton Briggs Ripley.
P.'. M. John Phillips.
P. M. James Melville Monsarrat
Grand Bible Boarer,
Bro. Charles Hammer,
Supported by Two Stowards with
Bro. William Francis Love,
tBro. Abraham Fernandez.
Grand Junior Wardon,
P.. M. William Montrose Graham.
Grand Senior Warden,
P.'.TJV. Theodore' Cunningham Por
ter. Deputy Grand Master,
P.'. M. William Henry, Cornwell.
P.-. M. William Fossondou Allen,
Supported by Two Grand Deacons
Bro. Clarence Linden Crabbo,
Bro. Milton Nelson Sanders.
Grand Sword Bearer;
Bro. David Bowers Smith.
Two Stowards with White Rods,
Bro. William Georgo Ashley,
Bro. William Lowers Hopper.
Queen Liliuokalani was accom
panied by His Excolloncy A. S.
Cloghorn, Governor of Oahu, and
attended by Major Jas. W. Robert
son, H. M.'s Chamberlain, and Mrs.
0. B. Wilson aud Mrs. Chas. Clark,
ladies-in-waiting. Tho four Minis
tors of tho Crown woro presont
Thoir Excellencies G. N. Wilcox, P.
C. Jones, M. P. Robinson and Cecil
Brown. In tho seats rosorved for
.members of tho Legislature wore
Hon. J. S. Walker, President, Hons.
J. G. Hoapili, Jos. Marsdou aud W.
O. Smith. Of foreign representa
tives there woro present: His Excol
loncy J. H. Wodohouse, H. B. M.'s
Minister Resident; Mr, H. W. Sever
ance, U. S. ConBiil-Gonoralj Mr. H.
F. Glado. German Consul; Mr. J. F.
Hackfeld, Russian Consul; Mr. H.
W. Schmidt, Consul for Sweden and
Norway; Mr. John II. Paty, Consul
for tho Netherlands; Mr. II. Ronjos,
Consul for Mexico; Mr. Goo Kim,
Chiuoso Commercial Agent.
All boing in readiness on tho ar
rival of tho procossiou, tho coromony
began with prayer by tho Grand
Chaplain, Rev. Alex, Mackintosh,
Andrew Brown, W. M., invited tho
deputized Grand Muster W, F.
Alum to procood witli tho layilig of
-tUo comer Btouo.
Lou-o lo Progres
Vi, a & A. M.
Masons and officials of this King
Photographs of prominent public
List of Past Masters, Officers,
Members, Trustees, Building Com
mittee and Committee of Arrange
ments of Hawaiian Lodgo No. 21, F.
& A. M.; Certified copy of tho Dis
pensation of tho Grand Master of
tho Grand Lodge of California, dele
gating W. F. Allon, P. M., to lay tho
cornor-stono of tho uow Masonic
List of Members of Lodgo lo Pro
eros do l'Ocoanio No. 12-1. F. & A.M.
List of Members of Kainohamoha
Lodgo of Porfoction.
Proceedings of Grand Lodge of
California of 1891.
Hawaiian Almanac aud Annual for
1892 and 1893, compiled by Thos. G.
History of tho Hawaiian People,
by W. D. Alexander; Tourist's Guide
Through tho Hawaiian Islands, by
H. M. Whitney.
Compiled Laws of 1884.
Seventh Volume Hawaiian Re
ports. Report of Chief Justice to Legis
lature of 1892.
Constitution of tho Hawaiian
Kingdom, signed by King Kalakaua
Report of tho Minister of the In
terior to tho Legislature of 1892.
Copy of Catalogue of Library of
Copy, of Rules of Supremo Court.
Session Laws of 1890.
Act to Ro-organize tho Judiciary
Roport of tho President of tho
Board of Health.
Roport of tho Presidont of tho
Board of Education.
Review of tho Honolulu Wator
Works by J. C. White, Superintend
ent. Roport of the Chief Engineer of
tho Honolulu Fire Department and
of the Superintendent of tho Hono
lulu Wator Works to tho Legislature
List of tho Cabinet; list of tho
Supremo Court; list of Government
officials, Heads of Departments.
Daily Bulletin of Decombo'r 1G,
1892, containing a specified list of
objects transferred from tho corner
stouo of former Masonic building to
tho receptacle of tho corner stouo of
tno now Masonic Temple.
Local English anH Hawaiian -Pa
Masonic Diploma of Kiug Kala
kaua.' Comploto sot of Hawaiian postago
stamps, postal cards and onvolopes,
issues since 1878.
Hawaiian silver coins, $1, 50c, 25c,
10c; elligy of King Kalakaua.
Planters' Monthly for Novombor,
Program of tho Ceremony of tho
Laying of the Corner stone of tho
now Masonic Temple, December 27,
An ode having been sung by tho
choir, as the box was placed in tho
cavity by Grand Treasurer Monsar
rat, Clinton B. Ripley, P. M.. tho
principal architect, distributed the
working tools among tho grand
officers. Grand Mastor Allon got
tho trowel, Deputy Grand Mastor
Cornwell the sauare. Senior Grand
Wardon Portor the lovol, and Junior
Grand Wardon Graham tho plumb.
Bro. E. B. Thomas, contractor for
the building, spread tho cement
over tho lowor stouo. Then tho
comor stono was lowered at three
intervals to its place, tho grand
honors boing given by all tho breth
ren at each stage. Tho stone was
proved by tho grand officers with
square, level and plumb, aud de
clared to bo "well and truly laid."
After music by tho band tho grand
ollicors Allen, Cornwell and Portor
poured corn, oil and wine on tho
stone, reciting tno words oi tno
ritual, Tho tools woro delivered to
the principal architect, and, as tho
officers returned to tho platform,
the choir sang another ode to music
especially composed therefor by Mr.
Wray Taylor, organist, who accom
panied the singing.
The Grand Master thou intro
duced Hon, Paul Neumann as the
orator of the day, "than whom." he
Most Worshipful Grand Master,
Your Majesty, Brothers, and
Ladies and Gentlemen:
This 1b tho ora of torsonoss. We
dosiro to waste no time aud that
which is to bo said on any occasion
must bo said briefly, provided the
brevity doos not dotract from tho
solemnity of tho occasion or mar
tho purport of tho spoech.
The paragraphist on tho uows
papor epitomizes tho information
which ho gives us, that wo may
glean without wnsto of timo what is
necessary or interesting to know of
tho happenings of tho day, and ho
is approciatou. The spoakor of tho
day who says that which ho is called
upon to say without waste of words
or timo deserves also appreciation
Let mo then, in accoptiug tho
honor of addressing this goodly as
somblago, mnko up by tho brevity of
tho discourso for olhor defects.
Not only to tho members of tho
Hawaiian Lodgo of Masons, but to
our follow citizens, this fcoromony is
of intorost. With this ceremony is
inaugurated further advancement of
our town as well as a manifestation
of tho prosperity of our .Order aud
our Lodgo. On tho 12th day of
January, in tho j-oar of our Lord
1852, over forty j'oars ago, au appli
cation was made to tho Grand Lodgo
of Freemasons of California for a
dispensation to open a Lodgo of
Masons in Honolulu under tho namo
of Hawaiian Lodgo. A few mouths
lntor, on tho 5th day of May of that
yoar, a regular chartor was granted
to that lodge, giving it a lawful
standing throughout tho world.
Tho lodgo thou began its masonio
work and while its mooting place
improved in appoarauco from time
to time, and wliilo it could boast of
tho possession of its own house,
many of tho members deoinod tho
accommodations insufficient. Hence
birthday of Hawaiian Lodgo. In
thoso days, I am told, they Lad no
lodgo room on shore, aud the earliest
meetings of this vonornblo lodgo
were hold on board of tho ship of
Cnptain'Lotollior, who was author
ized to institute tho lodgo. From
that time on many of our best ap
preciated follow citizens became
mombors of Lo Progres. Somo have
joined tho silont majority, a goodly
number roninin and sustain our
ocoan-boru sister. Wo wolcomo thorn
to-day in tho true masonic spirit, to
join with us in this important colo
uration and hopo to soo them sharo
in whatovor good may bo the out
come of our presont undertaking.
This day, my brethren, is a day of
justifiable prido to us. On this, our
masonic holiday, is laid tho corner
stone lor tho now tomplo oi our
This building which is to adorn
our town by its outward boauty.
This building wherein the social
and moral virtues inculcated by
masonry aro to bo, and will bo prac
ticed and maintained.
This building, from whoso portals
will issue messngos of fraternal lovo
and deeds of charity, and assurances
of loving consideration, to tho mom
bors of tho craft and assurances of
good will toward all men.
To thoso of our guests who aro
not connected with tho ordor, a fow
historic facts relating to our ordor
may provo interesting. Our asso
ciation of so callod speculative ma
sons is comparatively youngiu date,
in so far as regards its direct in
fluence upon civilization, education
and sociality. It is known to havo
exorcised such influence at tho be
ginning of tho 16th century or
about four hundred years ago.
Freo masonry oxistod conturios
before that time. It originated by
tho formation of a guild of builders
and institution of lodges, among
whoso members woro apprentices,
cal and puorilo, but wo find in them
sublime teachine: wo find in them
pealed, but became a member and a
patron of tho Freemasons, and his
ethics far nbovo any other except successor, Honry tho VII., was ono
tho gospol; wo find in them thoughts
above suuiunary aspirations; wo nnu
in thorn a guide and inspiration to
tho noblest efforts of humaneness.
If wo boliove thoso traditions, fool
ing and knowing that their influouco
works good, why should the outside
In ovory word, in every legend, in
ovory charge and in every lecture in
Masonry nothing is contained except
that which makes man purer and
All our lore teems with admoni
tions to bo charitable, to bo just, to
bo honest, to bo temperate, to be
lo3-al, as inon and as citizons.
Then if wo choose to place tho be
ginning of our institution as coeval
with tho beginning of tho world, or
with the time of the flood, or with
tho building of tho tomplo at Jeru
salem, or with any time, and accept
that as an esoteric fact, whom does
It is only tho purposes of Masonry
which may concern tho world at
What aro thoso purposos? Essen
tially thoso: To command tho prac
tice of charity, not in its narrower,
but in its broader application; to
improvo tho mind and to presorvo
the morale of tho nioinbors.
To promoto good fellowship and
fratornal lovo among men who aro
not bound thoreto by blood rela
tionship. To remove irritating differences
created through diversity of nation
ality or religion. To bring all our
followmon, as far as possible, to a
recognition of tho brotherhood of
mankind and of tho necessity and
propriety of goodwill among all men
aud nations. To onablo us by pre
cept and examplo to curb our pas
sions, repress our solfish aims and
learn to practice that consideration
r,rt-ui vrtmrtm.mm m w . '" "' '.Mqi
of tho Grand Masters of tho Ordor.
In 1799, when secret political
socioties,inainly of anarchists, sprung
up like mushrooms, a prohibitory
law against secret societies was
unacted by Parliament, but the
Masonic Ordor was honorably o.x
cepted from its provisions, showing
pretty clearly that our Order has
not favored sedition or lawlessness.
The fact that Masonic tenets dis
countenance bigotry and intolerance
has created prejudice against mason
ry in tho minds of bigots and fa
nnlics, and thoso who weakly follow
them. Our Ordor has been accused
of exerting deleterious influence up
on us in our public relations and
Thoso who are of us know how
groundless thoo charges are. They
know that wo are taught to fulfill
our duties with unswerving roetitudo
and impartiality, but always with
charit' toward tno weak and erring.
Wo do not countenance oppression,
or cruelt', or crime, or vice in our
Ordor, but in tho oxorciso of that
virtuo which is the foundation and
reason Tor the existence of Masonry;
in tho oxorciso of charity, wo try to
save, to redeem, to console, to on
courago tho erring brothor, without,
however, interfering with human
This is not a defense against cavil
ers. Iu tho consciousness of tho
probity of our aims and deeds, our
Ordor needs no dofonso. Tho bind
ing force which uuitos us as though
wo woro brothors bj blood and aillu
itj', is oharit-, tho over recurring les
son in our Masonic life is to restrain
our passions and that to curb that
strongest of our impulses our sel
fishness. Wo havo been accused of
oxclusivonoss. As in natural rela
tionship, wo usually give groator
scope to affection and consiuorato
noss to our relatives, so it is true
that in our Masonic relations wo are
more strongly inclined to thoso who
are accepted iu our brotherhood,
than to those who aro not bound to
Tho reason of this is not only that
wo oxpect aud know ourbolves to bo
entitled to reciprocal consideration,
but becauso wo are assured that thoso
whom wo aid, comfort and sustain
aro gonofally worthy of it.
Mistakes may occur. All human
schemes and contrivances aro imper
fect. Porfoction by tho grace of tho
Grand Mastor of tho Uuivorso wo
maj'j and hopo to attain horoaf tor
not in this life But as a system to
join iu universal brothorliood all
Ireo, ouueatou, virtuous and tinsel
D.'.j Archibald Forrest Gilfillan,
Steward; Chas. Jorome Campbell,
Stoward; John Morris Angus, Tyler.
At tho cornor-stono lnying cere
monies handsomo programs in blue
ink woro distributed. Tho contonts
covered eight pages and included
tho odos and a full list of mombors
of Hawaiian Lodgo. The program
was printed at tho Bulletin oflico iu
elegant typo of tho now plant of tho
The committee of arrangements,
to whom tho perfect working of
uvery detail at I lie laying of the cor
nor stono was duo, woro: Honry E.
Cooper, Thomas E. Wall, James A.
King, C. 11. Wood, and Charles J.
Tho following constitulo tho build
ing committee, who havo in charge
tho erection of tho temple: F. A.
Schaofer, Robert Catton, P.M. Rev.
Alox. Mackintosh, Charles Hammer,
P.M. T. C. Porter, M. N. Sanders
and J. K. Wilder.
Mr. J. C. Boswell, ono of the best
known and most respected citizons
of Brownwood, Toxns? suffered with
diarrhoea for a long timo aud tried
many difforont remedies without
benefit, until Chamborlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhcua Remedy was
used; thnt relieved him at once. For
sale by all dealers. Benson, Smith &
Co., Agents for tho Hawaiian Islands.
,VWS MOWEKS TO IiKT BY THE
ilny. week or month: Itenaliinir,
Cleaning nml 8harcniiig done; Duplicate
rieoes mrnisneu wncn required, .uaciunes
called for mid returned. Also, ltepairing
Garden lloie in fact, can do anything
necessary around the houso or stable.
King up Mutual Telephone 152.
oSI-tf N. F. HUllGESS.
Closing Out Sale
of religion, ro-
Now Masonic Tomplo, Corner
arose the intention which wo aro
now carrying out, of erecting a
place whore we find room not only
for our masonic work, but also for
For more thau forty yoars our
lodgo has boon in existence, main
taining tho rites and principles of
the ancient craft without a taint
upon its" membership or work;
without strife, without enmity, with
out ill-feeling, but in undisturbed
harmony has this lodge dono its
work during all that length of time.
Tho records of this lodge aro but
part of tho evidence of tho good
clone by it, aud its situation upon
tho conunes of tho world ot our
European and American brethren
has given additional value and
weight to all tho charitable acts
performed by this lodgo and its indi
In former days when tho commu
nication between these islands and
Europe and America was scant aud
irregular, it must have been a great
comfort for the strangor brother
landing upon thoso shores to find a
lodge of brothors of tho mystic tie
to welcome him.
To find men with whom he could
fraternize, aud who in a measure
lessoned, undor tho shelter of tho
lodgo, that sense of lonolinoss and
dejection of spirit which is so ofton
caused by the absence of relatives aud
friends. It is one of the boons which
masonry grants, that wherever we
go, even in the fiirthorost regions of
tho world, where all whom wo moot
aro strangers, there is usually some
ono found who is attached to us by
tho bonds of masonry; with whom
we can find a home; whoso presence
gives us a feeling of security and
lifts tho weight of loneliness which
would otherwise depress us.
Wo as Masons do not ask charily.
There is no grinding obligation on
the part of a brothor mason to assist
us by diminishing his own moaiiB.
Masons do not trade or speculate
upon thoso obligations which wo as
sume bo freely and willingly.
Doubtless there are men who have
joined our ordor for purely selfish
ends. Doubtless there aro men ut
terly worthless who havo gained ad
mission to our house, who have by
thoir subsoqiiont conduct laid bare
thoir worthlessness to tho masonio
and tojtho outsido world. It is a con
soling fact that they aro not many in
number, and it is a consoling fact
that thoy do not si ay with us after
they aro found out.
Such mistakes as the admission of
persons of that class aro sometimes
unavoidable L.ot us Do warned to
follows of tho craft and masters. It
had its rules of government, its in
structions and its signs and pass
words, just as wo havo now.
Tho .Brand architectural monu
ments of tho middle ages and of tho
timo of tho renaissance cathedrals,
churches, palaces, bridges and other
ornamental and useful structures
woro built by tho most skillful work
men. Thoso who followed the voca
tion of masons and attained mastor
ships traveled from ono place to
many other placos where their skill
and services woro noodod and prized.
As a passport recommending them
for possessing tho requisite skill and
toward othors which is a distinguish
ing mark of gentlomon.
Thoso aims are noblo and high
enough to condono tho slight of
fence of pomp in our traditions, in
our rites and in our regalia. Thoro
is a seriousness and soloinnitj in our
work which may well exclude the
commonplace from our ceremonies.
Tho site upon which our tomplo is
to stand is connected with somo his
toric reminiscences of tho town of
Honolulu. Upon this land, whore a
fow months ago tho cow of our good
friend Dr. McGrow was wont to
chow tho solitary cud and where
now tho busy noise of tho builders
Christmas Goods I
Toys, with or without Meclimilsm,
Dolls, Kings, Albums, Satchel,
Purees, Vases, Statues,
Iironze Wore, Moccn Cup,
Opera mid Spy Glasses, (warranted first
Mirrors, Framos, Brackets,
Perfumery, Fancy G-oods,
a Btainless character, certain words j resounds, stood in olden times a
and signs woro imparted to thorn, by
moans of which thoy were sure of
boing accepted, though thoy camo
from foreign lands. These were tho
oporativo masons, and thoir art is
called by us operatho masonry in
contradistinction from speculative
masonry, to which wo devote our
selves. From the intermingling of opora
tivo masons with mon, who though
not of tho craft, were imbued with tno
lovo and appreciation of tho arts
aud sciences, and especially of archi
tecture, our modern or speculative
masonry took us rise. This latter
art and science did not aid in tho
erection of beautiful edifices and
structures, but Bet for its task to
mako mau better and moro perfect.
aud in him to raise an edifice worthy
of acceptance by the Groat Builder
of tho world.
In tho same manner whoroiu tho
benefits mentioned wore bestowed
upon oporativo master masons, so in
speculative masonry, those mombors
who aro sutliciontly advanced in
worth and knowledgo recoivo tokens
aud signs by moaiiB of which thoy
can mako themselves known as ma
sons at homo and abroad.
Even iu foreign parts and where
U103 aro unacquainted with the'
tongue of tho land they can by thoso
Bigns and words gain recognition
and claim as a right tho assistance
aud protection of tho mombors of
Tomplo of Thospis dovotod to tho
drama and to music.
In that houso man' of the mastor
piecos of tho poots woro presented
for tho instruction of tho art-loving
citizons of Honolulu; iu it woro
hoard beautiful strains of music, and
delightful songs of somo of tho groat
artists of tho day.
In that house woro ovokod touch
ing momorios of homes nnd of loved
ones far away from thie ultima thulo
oi Westom civilization.
What more appropriate site for
our Masonic tomplo could have boon
chosen? As fellowcrafts wo woro
bidden to cultivnlo the sovon liboral
arts, among thorn grammar, rhotoric
and music. And is there not, more
over, in tho Master's degree a drama?
A drama most closely and intimately
connected with tho traditions of our
A tragedy of deepest pathos which
calls, forth the heartfelt pity iu the
breast of the initiate, but' which
boars with it a solemn lesson of re
surrection and immortality.
A drama whereof the moral is that
mau may perish, but that his spirit
ual part and his virtues, that fidel
ity, truth and love remain imperish
able. Our ancient and houornblo ordor
has had tho reproach laid at its door
that it indulges in useless aud child
ish mysticism. Who that under
stands the deeper import 01 our
our ordor. You may
keen and shrewd observer could ac
cidentally or surreptitiously obtain
thoso signs aud tokens wliich aro
simple indeed, but nothing is more
dillioult than for an impostor to con
tinue his imposition for any length
From this by no means lowly
soureo then sprang this institution
of Freemasonry, and naturally it
adoptod for its symbols many of tho
tools of oporativo masons.
For instance tho twontv-four inch
exercise tho utmost caution in tho ' gunge which is to toaoh us tho pro-
think that a ' legends and tho beautiful aud coin-
was applauded for saying, "no moro
competent member of the Order
could bo found for tho borvico." Mr,
selection of those who seek admis
sion, aud let us hope that when wo
aro installed in this new house no
Cowbub will gain access to our fam
ily; that none but thoso who aro
found worthy and well cpinliliod will
be permitted to join us.
Before tho institution of our lodge
tho Ordor was represented horo by
our sistor lodge Lo Progres du
l'Ocoanio, under tho jurisdiction of
the Grand Oriuut of France. If in-
Neuiimnn delivered tho following formation is con nut, this lodge was
nor division of tho hours of the day,
allotting one-third to tho service of
God and charity, another third to
our usual vocations and another
third to refreshment and ropose.
Again the plumb, a symbol to
loach uh to walk uprightly iu tho
sight of God and man; the square,
to teach us to practice honesty iu
all our dealings; the level, to remind
us of the right of all mankind to
Wo nave niso our iraunious. mo
oration, being froqtioutly appluudedi ' opened in 1B12, ton yearn before tho ' outside world derides, them as mythi-
forting lessons which wo gain from
them, will echo the accusatiou?
Has not tho Saviour spoken in
parables? Aro the poems of tho
inspired writers without merit and
of less value because the noble
thoughts iu them appear in attrac
There may bo myths and fictions
in our ritual, but thoy dotract noth
ing ironi 1110 uoiiie anus mm aspira
tions of our institution. Our Order
has boon ncciibod of fomenting dis
content, undermining religious faith
aud creating dangers for States and
Churches. How far from the truth
is this. One of our earliest instruc
tions enjoins obedience to tho law,
loyalty to tho country, forbearance
with tlioM who dill'er from us in
Henry of Beaufort, the Cardinal
of Winchester, Miccendod In sup
pressing the meetings and couvon
lioiih of Miiboiis during (he minority
of Henry the VI. of Kuglitud. After
the King aiiaiued iiih majority mi
not only caused tills ordor to bo re
gardless of nationality, regardloss of
station, regardless of wealth none
other has over approached Free
masonry in promiso or for hopo of
No other attempt has over boon
made by tho civilized part of tho
human raco to smootho the approach
of man to mau iu fraternal alfoction
and loving forbearance, aud to carry
out Christ's commands of lovo for
Tho tender solicitude of Masons
for unfortunato and sick brothers,
and for tho widows aud orphans of
departed mombors of tho ordor; tho
ready aud gracious holp and con
sideration which thoy accord to
brothor Masons who aro strangers;
tho patient forbearance which thoy
show to weak and erring brothors
who aro not past redemption; tho
courteous deference to those who are
of different creeds, political opinions,
or nationality, all these aro tho re
sult of Masonic teaching.
Nor do wo confino our charitable
acts to our own Masonic family ex
clusively. Whenever and whorovor
tho cry of distress proclaimed a pub
lic calamity, tho Masons wore in tho
van with others in procuring and
carrying robot to tho stricken com
munities. Whonovor and whorovor institu
tions for tho advancement of educa
tion or tho roliof of tho sick woro
created by public contribution, tho
Masons stood side by side with other
generous men in promoting the
If such is tho effect of Masonic les
sons, wo can well overlook tho scoffs
at our claims for antiquity, at our
peculiarities of ritual and language,
and at our harmless pomp.
Upon tho heaven-implanted foun
dation of charity our house is built.
Not alono that charity which is
prompted by tho sight of Buffering
aud misery, not alone that charity
which is evoked becauso wo feel that
fate hns dealt moro kindly with us
than with thoso whoso misfortune
appeals to our generosity, but that
higher charity wliich iu tho words
of tho gospol coveroth a multitude
That charity which loavos prido
behind, and making us conscious of
our own transgressions, induces us
in an humble spirit to crave forgho-
noss for our own failures, whilst wo
hold out a helping hand to those
who are weaker and moro needful of
holp than ourselves.
That charity wliich raises -us to
the level of the angels, and appeals
to the all-merciful Creator to take
into .account our good intent, and
not to score against us our short
comings. Then let this house when built be
come tho abode of harmony and vir
tue, and in its halls aud everywhere
lot sweet charity continue to move
us to good and acceptable deeds,
that our coiino as men and Masons
may gain approval above and ap
At the conclusion of the oration
au ode to the tune of "Old Hundred"
was snug, the audience by invitation
joining 111 the Hinging. Grand Chap
lain Mackintosh concluded tho cere
monies with the benediction, .and
the procession returned with band
music to the hall.
Hawaiian Lodgo had the follow
ing ollicors for tho ensuing year in
stalled, 011 returning to tho hall, by
the grand ollicors, in presence of the
members of Lodgo lo Progres: An
drew Brown, WW M,'.; John Harris
Sopor, H. WW; Henry Hrnost Coop
er, .1.'. WW; Walter Moutais Giffard,
Treasurer; Thomas Kdward Wall,
Secretary; Alexander Mackintosh,
1'hnphtiir, Jaunm Aiidemou King,
Marshal; Clarence Linden Crabby,
S. D.; Miltoii NoUoii SuudoH, J.
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