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Hawaiian Gazette Supplement Jan. 3. 1883,
Royal Court"!"
His Maiestt Dot His Masonic
sl j.w. day. the:: m, . ir that
will lots V Wpt ffrccn in tie oemom. of be
Frctmaaros of Una city on account of the tn
eidenu connected with to installation cere
nwnie. of loll lodW cstaUisted in this
Kinfaoo,"U rrogrc. do V Oceanie and
" Uasraiian," and the banquet tendered to
them in the rev ralace bj their Koyal Vrotli
er nason, King KalaVaua.
The installation ceremonies ran pcrfomi
de at each lodge early in the evening. At I
l'rogrca de V Oceanic Past Matter David l'J
ton acted a Inatalling Matter and at the
Hawai.an Lodge Past Master J. A- Hasaenjer
officiated. The officer installed at i rogi
were Franlc J. inarms. W. M4 John A. Spear,
S. IV MarV V Tborap'on. J. W4 David Day
ton, Orator; Marco., Secretary: T. Opfcr--elt,
Treasurer, T, H. Kein, Depoty to Uie Su
preme Cmncil in France; refer O'Sollivan, S.
V; W B. Davey, J. D4 A. Fernandcr, J. G.:
k! Clifford, Tyler. At Hawaiian Lodge, tie
following officers vere installed: George E
Howe, VT. Robert Moore, S. T4 James M.
Monsarrat, J. W.;1).K. Fyfe, Secretary; U
War, Treasurer; Theo. C. Torter.S. D.; James
II, iiovd. J. 1U Den Whitney, Tyler. Wor
shipful Master Frank Biggins, of Le Progres
was presented with a Tast Master's Jewel, by
Past Master Dayton, the donor maViDg a few
pleasant remarks in the presentation, fitly re
sponded to by tbe recipient.
At the eonclnaion of the installation cere
monies at Hawaiian Lodge, tho officers and
members proceeded in a body to the rooms of
Le Progres, wliere, jcininp forces the two
bodies, prececed by tlie Royal Hawaiian Band
inarched to the Palace pnrsnant to an invita
tion tendered tbe Masonic Fraternity by His
Majesty to partake, of his hospitality.
,We are indebted to the . C. A. for tho fol
lowing report of tbe brethren present, ad.
drea6es, etc ;
His Majesty, accoupminl by Got. KominU.
received bis guest, in the Throne Doom, ttfr
nulse trv him and saluting him as their;Sov-
rreicn, alter hich he and. the Governor took
.i..ir TJaces in the procession is Taut Masters,
and with the brethren sat down to partake
of the good things provided. The head ol
the UUe was occupied by the Worhipf ul Broth
ers lligsins and Howe, and on their immediate
right. His Majety, Brothers 15. M. Daggett, A.
Fomander, A. f. uiegaora tu . j.
On the left were Brothers J. O. Dominis w- B.
Wright, Alex. Mackintosh, 1 A. Hassinger and
D. Dayton.
! ..i.titian in the breathem above
mentioned there were present : Brothers W.
s.rAL W. BncUe, E. D. Crane, J. Dodd, J. 0.
Dominis, E. B. Friel. T. 11. Lucas, J. M. Oat, jr.,
W. B. Wright, r. M., t. "owIien, G. Ballantine,
H. G. Crabbe, D. McDonald, D. McMillan, J. E.
Bush, K. McLean, I. B. reterwin, J. H. Brans,
11.. 3. IL BovJ, A. S.Cleguorn,J. II. Harrison,
IL Uyman. J. A. Hassinger, 1". M., W. L. Hop
pcr, C Hammer, W. Johnson, G. II. Luce, M.
Louison, Bev. Alex. Mackintosh, P.M., It. Me
vn.l,; J II. l'atv. S. Both, T. Sorenson, J. S.
Smithies, F A. Schaefer, .V, X. Tripp, G. West;
Ay t. Wilcox, G. Williams A. Fornandtr, P. M.,
Sam Parker, Captain Bates, J. A. Cruzon, B. J.
Green, B. G. WignaU, B. Graham, A. 31. Mellis,
C. J, Kiahel, T. H. Xorton, M. Hasan, W. White
I.. Touaint, E. M. Xordberg, F. L. Clarke, J
C Uardie, Henry Maekiutosh, P. M., J. A. JIc
CandlttS. H. J. Asnew, E. Kestler, E. A. Hart,
H. 1L Berry, Captain Fries, H. Simpson, L. J.
Levev, J. Brown, P. M., C Tucker, c. it. ua
riJe" P. SL. Kollin M. Daggett, V. JI. Maccy,
1'. Terrell, B. X. Wingate, E. 11. Heudry, B.
lisle, S. C. Smith, J. Angus, J. Xott, SI. SI.
iatt. Bev. Geo. WaUace. C. Johnson, T. C.
Krose, W. Babcock, G. K. G. Jackson, and a lew
uthers whose names ere not recorded.
The banquet was spread in the dining room of
the new palace. The tables were laden with all
the cuod things obtainable, and the wines were
..i i,. ,nnst rreherche character. Before sitting
down, a Uessing was asked by Brother Alex
ander Mackintosh. After doing justice to the
visnds, Past Master Dajton. Orator of Lodge le
Progres de POwame, called the ureturen to or
der for the first toast of the evening. In giving
this toast he said Worjqnrm. Slasnis, Waim
ccs, axt Bai-nrarN It being obligatory on mem
bers of Lodge le rrogres to drink several toasts
an this occasion, before domg so, 1 will in
form vou that the corner stone of this edincc,
the palace, was laid by tho Masonic fraternity on
December 31st, 1679 by the request of Hi Slaj
csty Kalakaua, King ol the Hawaiian Islands.
i"l n0T. mv brethcrn, "his lloyal Majesty. King
ji the llawaiian Islands, and Past Master of
Lodge le Progres de 1' Ocean! e, has become our
host, honoring lis with the first festival in this
edifies.. Sly Brethren, I will Invite you to
charge your glasses and drink the first regular
toat of the evening, Ui Majesty the King, and
the Koval family.
On drinking this toast the band lilayed the
national anthem, after whkh,by request of Orator
Daytou,
Bbotbcs CxJu.uonx
u behalf of His Majety, replied as followa :
WolSHnTO. Stasnrs aXD Hectheex : I beg
to thank yon sincerely for the enthuiastic man
nr, in which vou lure drank the health of His
Mainly and thelBoyal family of Hawaii. 1 am
certain that 1 express the feeling of His SIsjesty
when I say that he is much gratified with the
numerous representation of the Slasonic frater
nitv here to-night, the largest that has ever
sembled in the Hawaiian Kingdom. It gives
His SIsjesty much pleasure to receive us here
to-night as it does to us partake of his gen
erous hospitality. It augurs well for the
ntiml that he takes in Masonry that the first
public entertainment given in the new Palace
was to the Brotherhood. Masonry has been
wUl represented by the rulers of Hawaii. First,
His Majesty Kamehameha IV, who passed
through the various degrees, and finally became
Master of Lis Lodge. Kamehameha V. also
took a great interest in Slasonry. Afterwards,
we come to the young and brilliant Prince Lei
llhohoku, who. though called away at Jhe early
age of 2 years, wat a Master Mason and held
tee in his Lodge. His Slajesty. on his -visit
to the United States in 1S76, was received with
open arms by the Masons in evers city that he
tltd in tho Great IpulJie. and also on his
( recent tour round the world, the Slasonic frater- j square the emblem of truth and morality, and
imj Liuura b wiuioi wu i uuuiuiimt mo piiiar oi msaom rcnunas me
both in the East and in Europe. 1 fesl certain lodge that we meet on the same level and travel
that there is no body of men more devoted to i as all brothers have done, and that w part npon
His Slajesty and his tsmily than the Masons. ' the square of truth and morality, to meet again
To be a good Mason one must be good citizen, where charity is Extended to all. To our host
Again on behalf of His SIsjesty and family, I we extend our utmost .thanks for the beautiful
thanV you most sincerely. (Loud applause.)
Brother Dajton next proposed the Sofreme
Council of the Grand Lodge of France. The
Brethren gave the Boyal Honors and the Band
plsyed Le Slarsellaise.
BnoTBCxt J. 0. Doxims
being called upon by the Orator, responded to
the toast in the following words:
entertainment which haa been provided for this
evening, and as Slasona we are proud to meet in
,ur pawe 01 our rsjvcmgn, anawnen we extend
our thanks to a brother who is our Sovereign we
extend' them to one who occupies the highest
position in Masonry, and to one who haa been
Master of a Lodge. But a abort time ago we
assembled upon this spot, when the corner-stone
of this building was ionounced well formed,
true; and trusty by the Master; and we have
. OrncEss am lrrTKRE . In thelacain assenblM tM -;.. ,v-
name of the Grand Body, the Supreme Council . oI tin, no wu regularly iuiuated, paved, and
o! France under whose authority we act and meet I raised, and ho honors his lodge asa Slaster
here to-night, I thank you for this remembrance and his people as a Sovereign.
and recognition of your distant, though none the rt---t vr t
less watchful and indulgent parent, who claim. 1 , . Bkthk J. SI. SIossaaT.
hsTiuc organized the firet xnaoalc loJge in tte , to the toast of " Th WarJon " in the lol-
rritic. Yoa are U wrhaps acquuntM with lowing vonU;
eWnninccliaiMiiiTin the Pwific. How ' y0T, mukit. wOEnrm. XTr Avr
Mlf reaismber) a French nancator and mason. ,m T: :c:rf i.
dunng his several voyage, to the Pacific; stop- nMa t0 , . ... . , . .
orKnrrCa of the oldeat Lodge present hero
other brother mawns, partly LrotheT narifaton
from his own and other lands, partly masonic
mailt from ercry dime whom lift's currents had
wauM miner. There was then no temple In the
Ifclandv in which to gather, bo altar at which to
kneel and the sound of the gaTel was not heard
calling the brethren to order. On hit returning I
to France, on opplica'ion to the Grand Body of J
that country, he obtained authority to institute i
lodge in the rarttie. and rerisitlngthefie iiJandA j
in 1S13, thit lotlge lis rrogre de rOceanie, was j
the first fruit of that far-seeing and enterprising :
brother. From that day onward, tho Grand j
Bodr of France has alwavs treated. its tlittant
daughter with marled consideration and Hud- j
ness, and welt deserves this tribute of recognl- I
tion at yoar nanas. Among tuc numerous
Masonic Grand bodies which dot the world in !
erery direction, eicrting, through their subord- j
inate lodgtw their silent, but patent influence ;
upon the cultnre oft mankind, expanding and
elucidating the principles of Brotherly Love, i
Iteltef and Truth T the Grand Body to which we ;
owe allegiance tfs Masons, stands conspicuous
and honored amongst its fellows ; and by none
more so, than ly the M. G.. Lodge of
California, hote subordinate lodge, Hawaiian,
o, "I. a sister lodge and fellow worker on tnf
inlands, has this meht honored ns byawpting
onr innUtion in that true and fraternal t-pirit
wnicu we ana tney so oiten inculcate 01 wno can
best wort and agree in the f ulfilmcnt of the
objects of masonry. As a personal illustration
of that good will and high consideration which
these two Grand Bodies entertain for each other.
I cannot but most feeunslr refer to the Terr
coarteonij, I may say distinguished, reception, I
met with from members of the CalUornia G.
Lodge and from indiridoal lodces tinder its
jurisdiction, when last I visited San Francisco.
Long may that harmony exist ; and I know that
our worthy Orator will not forget so great an
ally, so good a friend. And now, for our own
venerable mother, the Supreme Council of
France, nhom you have just tendered honors be-
niung tne occasion, I uianK you.
The third toast announced by the Orator was
"The Grand Lodge of California," to nhich
royal honors were also accorded, and the band
played the Star Spangled Banner.
II tO THEE FotMXHES,
upon being called upon by the Orator to ropoud
to this tottfet. fcaid :
Most VToEMnmri- Orncxaa and 15eethbkn
On behalf of the Most Worthy Grand Lodge of
California and its Grand Master, whom you
have honored with the compliment of the toast
jost offered, it becomes my pleasant duty to re-
fepona as uesi i may. i mereiy uu iaai uiai
M. W. Body could hare had on this occasion a
bttter, a more gifted and a more fluent interpre
ter of its good wihe towards the rrogres del'
uceanie ukic, that oldest orgamzauon ol
Jlasonrr in the Baciflc, at whose brothel ly and
festive board you now have the honor to be
OMembltd. During the 30 years that I hare
bceu connected with Masonry, and during many
of vhich I had the honor of being in rather
intimate correiiondence with buccohture omcers
of the Grand Lodge of California, I hare larned
enough of the sentiment of that Grand Body to
express with f nil confidence the high appreciation
and kindly, brotherly regard hich it entertains
towards UiC'lTOgres deiuceaiue ijodge.
That bentinieut has been exercied, ou several
occasions, by the warm and respectful reception
visiting brethren, and, what I may call repre-
sentatite members of Le Frogres de FOceauio " i
Lodco hare met with in the subordinate Lodges !
of that Grand Lodge in California; and on this
oceuaon my voice is but a feeble echo of that
fcentiment; a oenument, nonerer, wnicu one iay
in the not far distant future, when Fuck or M r.
C. O. Bergex hhall have put his girdle round
about the earth," I hope the Grand Lodge of
California, itself, may be able to transmit in
stanter without a proxy. Once more I thank
you on behalf of the M. VT, Grand Lodge of Cali
fornia and it M. Grand Master.
The Orator then gaTe as the next toast,
'The Presiding Officers of the Lodges," which
was r&tpondcd to by Worshipful Bro. Home in
the following terms:
In behalf of ray Bro. Master and myself, Thom
you have twice elected and twice instated as Mas
ters of Masonic Lodges, we take this opportunity
to express our sincere thanks for the honors
you have so kindly conferred upon us. We have
been chosen to fill the highest office which a
Blue Lodge can bestow. You have twicein
stalled us as your Masters to place the novitiate
upon the first step in Masonry, to impart those
mysterious secrets which are supported by the
tenets of brotherly love, relief and truth. We
have been chosen to rule and govern with the
regularity of the planets; to extend onr hand in
token of friendship and brotherly love ; to give
words of comfort and perform deed of chanty.
Masonry, supported by its beautiful tenets, has
not been impaired through a succession of ages.
The Master has directed the Craftsmen, who
have performed and obeyed, and when wo panse
and think of .the vast amount of labor and ma
terial which have been expended, we are im
pressed with tho highest admiration for the de
signs of the Master and the workmanship of the
craft. Bv our lessons in daily life we are tancht
that the operative Mason erects his Imilding
agreeably to tne rules ana designs 01 me jiasier,
and we as Free and Accerted Masons are taught
to erect our spiritual building agreeably to the
1 1 : - .. 1 n,n,aMet(nl
riiirs ILUU UfMus osuiawu "aws uum
that creat book of nature and revelation which
is our (spiritual, moral, and Masonic trestle-
board. These designs, wntcn nave iwen care
fullv drawn by the Master and faithfully exe
cuted by the craft, place him who is elected to
occupy the chair in the east, in the highest so
cial nd Masonic position which can be conferred
in Jiasonry. jiaaonry regarus no aiiu iut iiw
worldly wealth or honor, and as a lodge confers
its lii'yhest honors unon a brother who is a pricce
or sovereign, it confers like honors on one who
is destined to wait: in a more uumiue pam in
life. There must be the great pillar of Wisdom
to contrive, and supported bv the one of btrength.
and adorned by that of Beauty; and he who
represents the pillar of Wisdom, which for ages
Has oeen tne bupiwn oi our noiy orutr, is nu
tinually reminded that justice is alike to all,
Frudence and fortitude must ever be remem
bered, and by temperance we control the mind
and keep those secrets sacred which are only
this evening. And I am sure it could have been
more appropriately and at the aamc time more
brilliantly responded to by him than br me. I
feel it, however, to ba a great tenor to be called
upon, on so auspicious an occasion as a banquet
given by Our Boyal Brother King Kalakaua, In
celebration of the anniversary of one of our
patron saints, and more particularly do I fee the
honor as 1 am young in Masonry. I cannot
fpeak authoritatively for the Senior Wardens not
being one of them more than to thank you
Brethren in their behalf as well as in that of tho
Junior Wardens for the ioati. just drank. Ac I
iook upon mis tatue so bountifully sprcau witn
good things and graced with th choicest vint
ages, I cannot but think that trio dutv of the
Junior Warden, that of superintending the craft
uunng me nours oi rcireument, lsaparucniariy
pleasant one on this occasion, and X am suro I
hall be cxcuA4d hj all the Brethren present for
being in no hurry to.eal! the Craft from refresh
ment to labor agoing even at the order of the
Wort-hipful Master. Brethren I again thank
you on behalf of my Brother Wardens and my
self for the toast just drank.
The next toast announced by the Orator was.
The Officers of the Lodges,' to which
Broth su Foetce,
bchig called upon, responded. He said .
YiTe VutsTT .Ttr.miairx - I lia.l IioimiI Mime
older and more honored nienilcrof the fraternitv
than rnyhclf would 1 called upon to respond to
this toant, some brother Uh more rltctorie and
electa t diction than Uixvudble ta eminate fntm
my pr tongue who would more adjuster? do
tustice to th nfiicem of the lodxc, one of whom I
me the honor to lc Since, however it lias pleu
ra tne mil-.era to call on me, it snau re my nary as
well as my pleasure to rwpoiid. It ha never lie
fore l-en my pleasure to meet so flue and so Hrso
for ashcmblace of mason in this .city. Metaphori
cally fjK-akmc, the, ofiicrs of a lodge arc the ork
ingbi-esin thcXssonie hive, and it has been our
experience te learn this to le a TeriUUe truth as
applied to Honolulu. One could never infer from
an attendance at lodge or other Masonic gatherings
(banquets cxccptcdl that so many members of our
honored fraternity existed in this little Island king
dom. Kememlacr Itrctltrcn the universal rule
whenever lalior stops projrrowion ceases," Is ap-
dicablc to mankind and doubly so fa :uamry. Jiy
absenting yourselves from lodge tbe officers are
iiamprrcu in lueir laiwr. wort; j iisnnti,
pitereist flagn a wrong impression and con
viction of the great vital principles and teu
ets of our order and its beneficial ef
fects upon mankind U imparted to the novitiate,
is in your very presence alone; help not only to
us but to yourselves ai well, for you are uncon-t-ciontdy
preparing 3 ountclf to fill oflices with ea
and pleasure, wlun otherwise it would te a lalr
and burden. If any there le whose apoligy for
absenting lumnelf from maxonic duty or lotlge
attendance is uonintercst, let me say to such that
yiaonry actually contains the rudiments of all
worldlv science and spiritual difieatfon. Neces
sarily human nature fixes men in a state of mutual
dependence .one upon another, It i even so in
masonry we must be united for our welfarenay
for our very existence. Such hretkren are the
feelings of tho ofilcera of our Lodges, and I speak
for them ia no spirit of, carping, fault-finding or
criticism, but with a masonic and fraternal intnt,
and our plea U for the fraternity only. The officers
oi uie lodges icci grateiui m return tor me urn
form courtesT which the Craft resident and visitins
hare alaays testified toward them, and also to
11 ji jiajetty tor tuts gtneroui and elegant banquet,
and it shall be our endeavor to never lose tricht of
the lervice our ofbee demands, but to pve dignpy
to our Order, and honor and authority to our laws,
accomplishing our labors with a judicious union of
wimloni, ktrength and beauty, and being careful at
the same time to act to our superiors with sub
mission, to onr equals coorteoua and affable, and
to inferiors, kind and eondeserndimr. Decorated
as we are with badges which yitld preference to no
otner order in the worm, we dsii aunor any act
calculated to debase the exalted place our Order
already occupivs, that our example may convince
the world, that our grand principles are brotherly
love, relief and truth. So that this life passed
in a conscientious discharge of our masonic duties
we may at last gain the pass word to the Lodge of
the Supreme Grand Master and receive the
welcome salutation "Well done good and faithful
servant.
The seventh toa-t given h the Orator was,
'The Members of btater Lodges and ViMtinj
Brethren." The Orator called npou
Ucothek J. A. CarziN,
who responded as folio s;
Yoca Majestv, llcorutii Kalakac. Wommrn i.
Maotexs and Bkethrev : like the brothers nho
have preceded me, I too, cannot imagine why I
Mtould liare lieen cboen from among all the vimt
ing brethren to respond to thi toatt. rerliaps it
i upon the principle recommended for rliooninir a
wife; In chowing a wife," says some one, "he
gorned bv her chin." And sonic one else has
wickedly added: "The won.t of it is that after
choosing a wife most men are governed in the
same way!" (Laughter.) remap I nas rtiottn
ou the chin principle, for a minis ter i compelled
to ne his " chin' a good deal. Tlien, too, how any
one can bo cxpi-ctcd to speak after such a long
Interval for rtfrehment' fwith no labor" in
tcnined, is a marvel to me. How, under thoe
ci ream tan ccs, the brotliers who hae preceded me
can produce suen eloquence as mat to it men wo
hare lUteucd pauses mv comprehension. I f,el
much more like the good' New England lady who
went to visit menus in me nest, ami naa per uni
expcncncewith a cvclone. than I do like epeakimr.
The cyclone came at midnight, leveled the honite
and iKiried the visitor under it. Her friend dug
her out, expecting to find her Vad. To their
amazement t her found her asleep ami nmnlared.
sad ss they lifted a rafter from off her chest, she
sieepuy murmured, " 1 lee i a nine nncommriauic i
Jane; unfasten my corsets!" (Prolonged laughter.)
I am at a loss what these viitine bretliren would
like to hare me savfor Uicm. Jfk Hillings, the
good philosoiher but poor speller, says: iVlien
a man kums tome for advice. I find on t the kind
uv advice lie wants, and then giv that to
him. This satisfies him that he and I ar two
at smart men ax there is nun. (Laughter.)
Xow I may say jutt the wrong thing, fur I haven't
the remotest idea, what thee brothers want said
for them. However, at a venture, I point oat the
fret that this gathering is an Uluitration of the
universality of Masonry. I do not believe that it
would le potftfltle to bring togclhsr in any other
city of the nizc of Honolulu on the face of the globe
a like nnmler of men who were made Masons in
so many different lands. England boasts that "her
drumbtat is heard with the rising of the tun
round the world, and that the sun never seta un
her dominions. Cut Masonrr can boaat an older.
a wider and a more stable empire, tihe has seen
nations rise and fall; but she stand firm through
all political changes, u nerever civtiusuon goes,
tlicre xasoury is omnipresent ana inaemruciioie.
Site ereti goes In advance of cmlUation, for when
known to the initiated, and he who wear the 'the French, a shrttimeago,tooktrieir armed plea-
aure excursion Into Xcrth Africa, they found in
Tunis a Masonic lodge. Maonry can say with
Tennyson's 'Brook,"
Mm mar craw aaa mta mar rs
But 1 to on for rvrr, rfrr,
1 go on for tm."
These visiting brethren are a good Illustration of
tail universality. They represent nearly every
land under the sun. We have here Masons from
tbe visevards of innnr France, and her great
neighbor across the Rhine, Germany ; Old England,
waoie arrince of w ales, liU our own julukacx.
counts'itan honor t ba Maion and the Grand
Master of the Grand Lolg. haaherrerresentatiTTs;
Ireland, who ruts Iter shamrock lust below the
emblems of Masonry, rits with us ia the person of
an Honored bromer. coming io tne great iiepuDuc,
there ia scarcely aStateorTerritory unrepreieuted.
Beginning at the very easternmost point of Cape
Cod, where no one can .walk for getting sand in
Us bootsilanchteri rsjwinr all the States.
and briaging good and true Masons from them all ;
halting in .Nevada, where men cartr die except
with their boota on, (laughter) President Arthur
find a Mason hom he sends to us to represent
America at this Court; even Arizona, where the
greatest living curiosity to her inhabitants Is the
camel, because he gees so long between drinks
(laug&ter; ; to me nr-eiaa mountains oi me.-c-rin-Pacific,
where, ai Bryant tells us.
Rolls tbs Orvcoa, stxl hrsrt a sobbO,
Pate tii own dhJng,
Wa-sonrT upan the Continent. Tl Colonies meet
us on the ' leel;" and Japan, where they do
everything backwards, and where 1 suppose they
confer the Master's degree first, and the Entered
Apprentice's lab (laughter) oendt us Professor
Scott, and China, w here everything I written up
and down, and where they write their ntual on
their tea-boxes i perhaps !) and crawfish throuehit
as lest they can (laughter) sends us our 'ready
writer" Brother llrown of the AbveaTPTK. And
lie re. from all these widely-sundered Lodges we
arc met around this hospitable board in Hawaii
Xu. And it is porhaps well that we meot here and
not in Texas, for. it is said that they meet every
stranger In the Lone-star Stale with three ques
tions: "nacre did you come rromT "What
was your name there?" ' Why did you have to
leave there ?M Proloncedlauchter). Now I know
that I speak tho sentiments of every visiting
nrotner wnen i sav mas we sooum contiuer sucn
ouestioni as those pervonat. and as wo have a Ber
mj-jiarsjiai ior Tcasi-.naBicr. not oniy inoppor
tune, but very embarrassing! (Renewed laughter.)
This second thoncht: Maonrv exists world-
wiae because sue stands lor certain great meaa and
principles. ua emphasizes fraternity, and a uni
versal Ilrothcrhood. Mio knows no State lines,
no partv or sectarian divisions, no race, rank, or
condition ; I'rinco and mechanic meet as equals,
and are alike eligible to her highest honors;
sLe bids her highest or humblest go where
he wilt, world-wide, not as a itranger. hut
in erery laud he will find not only friends but
brothers. Applause.) Masonry stands for morality,
bbe leaches charity, unity, honesty, integrity, tem
perance. The man who is a Mason at heart as well
as in name, is a rounded, symmetrical, manly man,
standinc upright Irfore God and men, able to look
nrtty in tne iace wimoui tmsmug, nu never
racs ins manhood thronch tbe slums. Jake the
fornix man in the scripture, only "one thing' ho
ids to male him a "perfect man," and that Is
Christianity. I know tliat many Masons are Maons
oniy in name, ami mu ui me. .a i iook into some
.vaoiuc f?l uvea i am reminticuoi mo wiuysay
inr about a fast Xew Yorker. It is said that a
voung man in that city sports a seal ring on which
me ten comminumeni are engraven, in cnaracters
so small tliat they can only lie read with a micro
score, and hi friends say that he has lost his
miciweoiie. (Laughter.) Masonic principles are
rcry finely engraved on some Mason s soulsand
ther. teui. hf lost their mtr i-i-uotv. lint all
sncii un-MaRonic lives arc not the resnlt of, but
the want of Masonrv. Masonrv has a ncht to ex
ist leeause she is a helper of men. She watches by
the tdfido of her sick ; she stands by the grave
side, and as she bnrie her dead, throwing within
the dark Portals ot "the 'travo the evercrccn. she
preaches immortality ; she turns from tho grave
ana takes me wiaow ana me orpnan oy mo nana,
and bids them bo of good cheer, that they shall
never want a protector, that though the dead man
was the taft of his race, hi wife will find the world
full of brotliers. As long as humanity remaias
what It hi, and as long as Masonry Is true to her
Cnucijum, sup mccia a leu nam, sue nis angiu w
f, and will never peri-di from the face of the earth.
(lantinuea applause.)
The Orator next proposed "All Maon Existing
on the Globe," and called upon
IjBothes Kollix M. Dc.;utt
to respond, which he did in the following eloquent
sjecch:
WORSltlTlTI. MlSTCKs. Wxbpuis ad Bbetheo
TJits is indeed a gooillr asemblasc of Masons,
and I extend a fraternal Reeling to you alb To
me this is a Terr interesting oceafion. and so. I
doubt not, is it to you all ; for it is an event speaking
mot eloquently, not only in the Mixonic spirit here
prevailing, hut in its surroundings and the varied
riiaracierandnatiunaiuyoi tne nretiircn present,
of tho beneficence and universality of Frcemadonrv:
and tliat universality referred toby Brother Cruzan
cannot bo letter expressed, perhaps, than by sav
ing that it Is easier to point out where it exists fn
the civilized world of tonlay than where it is not to
be found, for on ex cry continent aud on almost
every habitable inland are seen its temples, wherein
are taught its religion of love, charity, obedience
to law, and thoe sublime virtnea tending to raise
men nearer to the angels nearer to that august
Grand Master whose seat is in the east ot the
eternities, and vliwe love and mercy it is our duty
to emulate so far as humanity may. The occasion
alw is interesting because, under the gilded
rafters of rojaltr and surrounded br the para
phernalia of supreme national power, alike the
entered apprentice who has taken hU first regular
step in jiasonry ana tne aavauceu craitsman wno
has received his final instruction In the order-
alike the artizan, the mechanic, the humble toiler
who earns his bread In the an eat of his face, and
tlie brother in whoe sceptcred hand abide abund
ance and authority all meet here on a common
level, all act here by the plumb, all part here on the
square ; and so, in laaguage Slasonic may we aver
meet, act and part. t)f tho antiquity of Masonry,
nothing need bo said litre where so many of the
brethren are learned in the lore of the craft ; but,
1 whether it had its oriuin in AssTrisn nr rinl.Wn
mystery, or, as Masons more readily leliere, among
mo pneHiDooa in israei, it asureaiy embraces a
code of moral and of worship as pure and as grand
as tiod ever save to mankind: and he is the lest
citizen of all lands as well as the lest Mason who
moHt elonelv obserTes It precepts. The monu
ments of Freemasonry are all over the world the
grandet being the chanty and social order which
its teachings hare so liraly assisted In ahspimr.
aud the Iwwcr, but none the less interesting, being
me .Masonic reucs ana synihonsm met wttu in
almost erery land, even among the unlettered
savages, who knew not their meaning, but univer
sally regard them with awe. A brother Mason
Informed me that be had seen, near his birth
place in North Carolina, on a precipitous cliff hnn-
, ilmlt of feet above the earth and far telow its but
ting summit, a largo Masonic srmbol cut or paint
ed upon the face of the rocks. It consisted of the
all-seeing eye. square and compass, and how it
1 came there no man knows, and alurlginal tradi
tion failed to solve tba mystery. It was aeon by
tho white settlers there, and the Indians laid that
many years In tho past, their fathers saw it when
they came. This would seem to add weight tn the
assumption (f Major Noah and others that por
tions of the lost tribe of Israel were among the
people who were sncresrfrcly landed in the New
World from Asia, and in turn were overwhelmed.
It may be Interesting to the bretliren to learn
that a crude Masonry exists among many of the
Indian tribes of the great Vest of tbe United
States. It is confined to the chiefs and sub-chief
of the tribes where it exists, and the Master ot a
Lodge in Grass Valley, California, informed me,
some years ago, that while crossing the western
plains lie had visited a lodge and witnessed the
work of these lied Masons. When Masonry was
first introduced among them, the Indians do not
seem to know, but such of its obliga
tions as are undiTStood by them are observed
with rigid fidelity. There is one Masonic sign
and tbe ladies present will not be benefited by the
information which would be apt to find recogni
tion among one or more of any considerable body
of Indians from British Columbia to Mexico, aad
through its opportune exhibition the lives of white
Masons hart frequently leen spared. One well
sit then ties ted cae is lhat of lion. Allrt Hires,
late Master of Virginia Lodge No, 3, of Nevada.
Some yean age a train of which he was aomter
wai attacked by Indians in New Mexico. He was
rtccfnixed whan wounded and la the aet of t4ng
slain. The hostile weapon was lowered, and he
was conveyed to a place, of aaferv. and after ta
battle, waa provided with a hone, proTisio&s aad
wnanrrcr rise was necessary, ana rscortea cs tut
way beyond the reach of danger. These rudat Xa
sons of the wilderness thee plumed riders vt
the deserts," savage tn all things except when sub
dued by a mysterious influence cf which- tbty
scarcely knew the meaningteach cs an InitruetiTa
lesson. They teach cs that Masonic, obligation
does not cud with the mere payment of lodge dues.
ana mas inn receipt c. me recrexary is box always
evidence that no dues remain unpaid. There are
Masonic obligations that cannot be canceled with
money, but must be paid In kindness, in sympathy
and brotherly love. And in this connection permit
me to make a remark which stands in reproof of ,
many of us. In our walks In life we here and there
meet a brother with whom fortune has dealt
harshly. Although not criminal, calamity has laid ,
its heavy hand upon him, and with the luashrae
driven from his heart, he may have sought oblivion
in an Indulgence to whieh all mankind ia prone.
We pass him by in silence, heedless of our duty,
and wonder how be ever became a brother ia Ma
sonry. Lst us take charity to our hearts when w
remember that, however desolate, forsaken and un
worthy hs may be now, some time during hii Ufa. a
lodge of brethren, our peers in all things Masonic.
girv mm me narui oi icuowamp sua commenuca
him to our care to the care ot all Masons whither
soever dutersed around tbe elobr. For tbe benefit
of tbe substantial charities of our Order we pay
dues to oar lodges; but there sre dues to the Grand
Lodge above which must also be met not la gold
or silrer or precious stones, bat in cheering the
hopeless, In raising the lowly and la assisting tbe
wcas, so mat wnen at last-we sre called to nual re
freshment in "thst house not made with hands, but
eternal In the heavens,' we may not be found de
linquent on the ledgers kept by the Becording
AnRel there; and with these dues paid our paths
will 1 made luminous through the ways ot dark
ness leading np to everlasting lov and light, where
the fundamental principles of Free Masonry find
expression in the Inscrutable dynamics of the uni
verse and In the wisdom and merry ot God. (Loud
and continued applause. .
Orator Dayton then gave the final toast of the
evening, "Onr rast Masters," which on call by the
Orator was responded to by
Beothzb J. A. Hassrsoia,
P.M. He said t
WOawnirrrx. Sits. 15rxtheen : 1 am called bv
our Brother Orator to respond in behalf of "Our
Past Masters.' For the last hour, this Banquet
Hall hath echoed to eloquent words, stirring the,
hearts of all hearers and finding response in
bursts of merited applause. What is there left'
for mo to say. Fortunatelr. hhfory hath it
that the Post Masters of Honolulu have ever
been distinguished for extreme modesty and a
disinclination to make speeches upon any sub
ject, more especially during the hours of re-
ircsnmcnt. ineso nappy seasons are brief and
infrequent, and tho tinio therein employed of.
great value, so that among other considerations,'
this may perhaps bo with them a reason for
proverbial silence. Tradition, also, hath it.
that when compelled to speak our Past Masters
never talk about themselves wisely deeming
that daring their incumbency of the Chair,
Ihcir suffering brethren had heard full enough,
upon matters personal. Wo are taught that
Masonry Is in more ways than onoai Pro
gressive Art." That tho Institution ia both pro
Sessivc and prosperous in this Kingdom we
,ve ample evidence. No bitter example can
the eiders have, than to behold the rising gen
eration o( our land, so soon as theyJ anivo i at'
proper age steadily and firmly climbing ' the
same mystic ladder, that tbeir sires ascended in
years gone by. )Ve have further evidence of
E regress in the increase of our membership by
rethren, who having learned the mysteries of
Slasonry In other lands, have knocked at the
door of our Island Kingdom, seeking 4a
fraternal greeting and a home. And Masonry1
may well flourish here. Hawaii nei aet'hka
an emerald cluster npon the hearing bosom of the
Pacific, containi within htrself all tho elements'
that should bind men together in fraternal arm-,
pathy. She has been blessed with a growth in
civilization anil prosperity rarely U evlr tirteded
in the history of nations. Within three acore bf"
years she hath worthily taken all the degrees of
Progress in tho Ocean, and in every seoso of the
word, " passed from darkness into light."
Blessed with a generous soil, that cornucopia
like yields a harvest rich enough to sweeten
the whole Pacific coast, she is fostered by a
Hedprocity Treaty with the Great Kcpublic, who
can s-upply all our wants in both the necessities
and luxuries of life, and who in return neads all
our produce, yea! even were it ten timei more.
An Ex-Chancellor of Hawaii tstccred tho boat,
and a Fast Master of our sifter lodge. Le Progres
de l'Oceanie, pulled tho stroke oar, that won for
Hawaii this treaty of reciprocity. Let us trust
that tho term of years named as its first limit
that fortunate number seven (so highly esteemed
by the craft)- may prove a harbingir of the
long continuance of a bond that hath prospered,
both, n nation great and a nation small. Endowed
with a climate that makes the land emphatically
the poor man's paradise thcro is abundant
room for honest labor, and a true man need have
no fear that he will ever suffer from hunger or
from cold. As Hawaii prospers so must prosper
every institution, every individual who can claim
this land by the dear name of home. Burranii
Thero is one of the early lessons of the craft
that cannot bat Impress itself upon those who
are assembled at this season of refreshment ; a
lesson which perhaps, somo onr visiting brethren
may to-night have seen practically illustrated for '
the first time. It It that portion ot the charge
wherein the novitiate is taught that 41 Free
"masonry is so esteemed as an honurable order
that even monarrhs have, at times, exchanged
the sceptre for the trowel to join in our mys
'teries and all us in our labors." .To this fact
Is doe in no small degree the prosperity In Ha
waii of an Order that bears upon its active roll
the name of one whom we greet to-night as
sovereign, as host, and as brother.
Toast Master Daytoii then announced that
the toasts intended for tho evening were ended
and the brethren rising joined hands, and snog
41 Auld Lang Syne," to tho accompaniment of
the music of the Band. His Majesty then ro-
tired and the assembled Masons after warbling
He's a Jolly Hood Fellow," and giving Tent
to three cheers departed fur their sex eral homes
well pleased with their royal reception by
their Boyal brother Kalakaua 1st.
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