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THE WASHINGTON HERALD, SUNDAY. DECEMBER 8. 1912.
WITH THE SECRET AND FRATERNAL SOCIETIES
THE WEEKLY MASONIC CALENDAR.
Deoaubrr t-Damon. Km M. election: SUmborr.
No U( JI. M-. lact.xi and InataBaUon.
December loredeta. No. I. election; Aetna.
No. Is. electim and installation; Taken. No. r,
December 11 Harmony. No. u- etestioa and In
stallation, acbool of instruction.
December 13 The) Ni JerraaJem. Mo. I. election;
O. C Whitin. No. F. C. and election; Tern
pje. No. X election
December O-St John's. No. 11. election; nor,
No. 3t election.
December It-Special meetlne far maatere-elect.
KOTAL ASCII CHAPTEK3.
December Mount Vernon. No. J, Mark; Au
ccstl. No. , E. B.
December 10 Mount Horeb. No. T. r. SL E.;
Potomac No. a. n. A.
December 11 School of lnatraeuoo.
December 13-Waahington, No. 3. R. B.
December 13-EureXa. .Na . nodaL
KNIGHTS TEMPIIB COMMAKDEWES.
December IB Or. Molar Mounted. No. a. It B.
December 11 Washington. No. 1. Temple
ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH MTU
December Ift-EranjeUit Chantxr Boss. Croix. No.
EASTERN 6TAK CHAPTERS,
nerrmber 9-Temnlc. ,V 13: Olnmbu. No. 15.
December 10-EIecta. No. 3: Bethlehem. No. I.
December 11 Naomi. No. 3; Broozlaad. Na 1L
DecemUrr 13-Wllliam P. Bant. So. 11
December U-Taioma. No. IS; Cathedral. No. 11
Alexander Grant. grand commander
Knights Templar of the Dlatrlct of Co
lumbia, has Issued a call to the constit-
uent commanderles of this jurisdiction
for the proper observance of Christmas.
The circular announces the sentiment
of the Grand Encampment on Christmas
observance and quotes the response of
Grand Master William Broxnwell ilellsh.
whose address Is 611 West Sixth Street.
Cincinnati. Ohio, for those who wish to
send Individual greetings.
The call is as follows:
"Pursuant to the foregoing announce
ment and in testimony of our love and
respect for and allegiance to our grand
master I earnestly call upon all Knights
Templar In this Jurisdiction to assemble
In their respective asylums or other
places of meeting on December 31. at 13
o clock noon, to pledge anew our faith
in and fealty to the Great Captain of pur
Salvation, to Join hands in token of the
ties of brotherly love that hind our hearts
togeth. r. to bend the knee in grateful
and loving obeisance to the "Child of
Bethlehem. ' who has become the Light
of the World, the Elder Brother of all
poor and distressed, and the Hope of Im
mortality Ttir..nfri Him the first fond prajers ere said,
(hie hi - of rhiloboud frame.
T, l.i-1 lv wluren. of our dead
Air turdmid Kith Ills Name.
ci r l-.nl ami Master of lis all.
Vitiate i r our name or nan.
tt- i Th ear we hear Thy call.
U , ti -: i -jt lire ll Tliine.
The ' all of our grand master will, I
am sure, .iwaken a responsive chord in
the heart of every Sir Knight in this Jur
isdiction No better
attend their ceremony this weeTr, but
Capt. C A. Stewart and his nobles of
Almas Patrol, after a conference, de
cided it would bo impossible to carry
the same team. It was decided to post
pone the visit until spring.
The patrol members who assisted in
the session at Boumi were Capt. C. A.
Stewart. P. I Paylor. G. L. Smlthson,
V. M. Fookes, J. E. Wells, C. G. Volk.
C. T. Swan. W. W. Georges, S. Deslo,
II. C. Nails. Dr. W. A. Harrison. Jr..
G. W. Ford, J. J. Odenwald. Franklin
Helndel. E. It. Dodson, Thomas Man
nine. W. T. Lawrence, C. W. Hoover,
H. W. Eibel, a F. Bennett, S. II. Deck
man. G. A. Kneessi, C. A. Stevens, and
Dr. Frederick Yates.
Elections In the various Masonic
lodges during the past week resulted as
Naval Lodge, No. I. Frank H. Kram
er. W. M.: Otto B. Ropke. S. W.j. Albert
B. Snavcly, J. W.; Kenton N. Harper,
secretary; Maurico Otterback, treasurer.
Proxies to Grand Lodge Charles C.
Sharah. Henry Page. Thomas J. Gates.
Potomac Lodge, No. 5. Frederick C.
Handy. W. M.; W. Maurice Hoffman.
S. W.: Richard A. Roseberry, J. W.;
Lem Towers, Jr., secretary: Isaac Birch,
treasurer. Proxies to Grand Lodge II.
A. Williams, Joseph A. Bennett. Rich
ard P. Waddey.
National Lodge. No. 12 W. SI., John M.
Jones; S. W.. Robert E. Harvey: J. W.,
Ernest H. Carnes; secretary. Dan ti
Vaughan: treasurer, G. Taylor Wade; S.
D., Louis P. Loving; J. D.. Frank A.
Tuck; S. S.. J. L McGrew; J. S.. Edward
Hurkholder; M. C, J. E. Payne: chap
lain, Leo John .Miller: organist, Raphael
Koeiter; tiler. John J. Hill; proxl
Grand Lodge, Louis P. Loving, Frank A.
Tuck, and J. L. McGrew: delegate to St
John's Mite Society. George L. Sherman;
delegate to Masonic board of relief. J. E.
Payne; representative on board of mana
gers of lodgeroom No. 3. William T
Hastings; representative on board of
managers of Masonic and Eastern Star
Home. Joseph M. Eggleston; trustee. T.
John Newton; charity committee, John
M. Jones, W. T. Hastings, and James E.
Tlbbitts; (inane- committee, II. IL
l-aughton, W. T. Hastings, and Lafay
ette Iranian: intructlon committee,
Louis P. Loving. Frank A. Tuck, J. I
McGrew, Edward Burkholder. and II. J.
l-ance: examination committee, Robert
E. Harvey. Ernest II Carnes. and Mer
rick Williams: committee on visitation of
sick. O. F. Mayer. William Donald
son, and Joseph M. Eggleston.
Benjamin B. French Lodge. No. 15
-MaMer. Leslie Cramer: senior warden,
Charles Emerson Hood: junior warden,
Arthur W. Davidson; chaplain. John M.
Schick; assistant chaplain, Andrew Wil
son: senior deacon, James P. Schick:
marshal, James Irwin Turner; Junior
deacon. William II. Whltten. Jr : senior
atchword can we, steward. Charles R. Fenner: Junior tew-
have thin -Service in His Name.' Let ara- "'lo Hone Jacks
us freeli and bounteously 'cast our , """ aciieananer.
bread upon the waters.' No one can tell , Pentalpha Lodge. No. 33 Paul Sehure
how soon in the beneficent Providence of man- w- M : John r. Gordon. S. W ;
God It mav lie returned to us. No one J- Henri Wagner, J. W.: Isaac B Field,
an tell that the wheel of destiny may .secretary: James B. Austin, treasurer,
not turn and we ourselves be compelled Proxies to Grand Lodge: Archie R. R.
to ask for that charity which our blessed I Onyun, F. Francis Klmmel, William H.
Saviour taught us and which the pre- Amiss.
cepts of our order teach us to bestow Arminius Lodge. No. 33: George M. Sie-
upon all In need. I'ert, W. M.; John Weber. S. W.; William
Th,- I.. drainv that maaes u. brother. )V,mmf.1: J; uy. AJ?am Schneider, secre-
None eom hu war alceae; tury; Charles K. Gerner. treasurer.
A i that e .end mto the lit - of hcrt i Proxie-i to Grand Lodge: David Busch,
l iiea ba.lt into our own. I John Alt. Gustav Schilling.
The Masonic fraternity, through tliel Myron M. Parker Lodge. No T,: Albert
B.ue Idges. is engaged in the splendid IL Pke' w. M.; William E. Bradley,
endeavor of raising the sum necessary w-" Gait W. Brown, J. W.; Andrew
for the completion of our Masonic and K- Und secretarj-; J. K. Burns,
Eastern Star Home. As the Lord has I treasurer.
prospered us during the year that is Proxies to Grand Lodge: Wilson Har-
tary: Charles Scherer. treasurer. Proxies
to Grand Lodge,:. Walter W. Deal, Benja
min F. Williams, and William R- Bedell.
Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. SJ-iEdwin
Allan Swingle, worshipful master; Will
iam T. Hackett, senior warden: John W.
Ward. Junior warden: Harry B. Cramer,
P. M., secretary (re-elected); Charles
Sonne, treasurer (re-elected): Charles IL
Bradley, P. M., master of ceremonies;
Rev. Herbert S. Pinkham, chaplain: Wil
bur S. Haucr, senior deacon; Howard S.
Austin, Junior deacon; John F. Putnam.
Jr.. senior steward; George W. Jones,
Washington Centennial Lodge. No. U,
F. A. A- M., held Its annual election last
Wednesday night, the following oSUcers
being chosen for the ensuing Masonic
Jason Waterman, worshipful master:
Leonard P. Steuart. senior warden; Paul
E Lesh, junior warden; A. Sidney Jones
(re-elected), secretary: Walter B. Pettus
(re-elected), treasurer; Emmett C. El
more (re-elected), representative to St
John Mite Association: Henry F. Wood-
ard. trustee lodgeroom No. l; Evander
French (re-elected), corporator Old Ma
sonic Temple Association; Edson Phil
lips (re-elected), representative to Ma
sonic board of relief; Ernest ft. Daniel,
Robert R. Cooke, Jr ; Dr. Turner and
Ijttlmer B. Stine, committee on finance
and good of the order, all re-elected.
The lodge will hold a special communi
cation next Saturday evening at 7:30
o'clock, for the purpose of Installing the
newly elected oftilcers and working the
E. A. degree. At this communication the
newly elected worshipful master will an
nounce the appointment of the deacons,
stewards and tiler for the ensuing year.
By a vote of the lodge the regular
communication of January 1, 1913, was
At Its stated convocation Tuesday
evening last, I-a Fayette Chapter, No. 5,
Royal Arch Masons, conferred the Royal
Arch degree, the following composing the
cast for the occasion:
Ervln S. Hubbard, excellent high priest;
J. Gordon Jones, king: Louis II, Myers.
scribe; Jesse Thornton, captain of the
host: William II. Parsons, principal so
journer: Frank Sprlgg Perry. Royal
Arch captain; E A. Clyde Hoge. master
third vail: James S. McCarthy, master
second vail: William S. Qulnter, master
first vail; William A. Craig, secretary;
Albert F Fox. treasurer; and William
1'. Chroniger, sentinel.
Refreshments were served at the con
clusion of the degree work.
and initiated onn candidate by the am
pllfted form and elected the following
officers: Charles I. Griffith, commander;
J. L. Becker, lieutenant commander;
Charles J. Gates, record keeper; Frank
H&mnon. finance keeper; F. H. Bturgess.
chaplain: A. W. Gates, 'sergeant: Dr.
Charles I. Griffith, physician; C. M. King,
master-at-arms: G. W. Griffith, first mas
ter of the guards: C. G. Halm, second
master of the ruard; F. L. Linaie, sen
tinel: Charles L. Reynolds, picket The
officers will be installed on the first Mon
day night in January.
National Tent. No. 1. with about six
hundred members, has lost but two
members by death during the year.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
losing let us give of our substance.
through our lodges, to that most worthy
object No better cause could be pre
sented. Surelj that will be "Sen-ice In
Ills Name,' and will merit the commen
oatton ot our grand master, the ap
proval of our own hearts, and the bene
diction or the blessed Immanuel, who we
slnierei and earnestly pray may in
ver truth alwas be indeed "God with
:i I'ourleously yours,
-iji - ALKXANDBrt (SCANT.
A v inns-Tux.
Tht I mvcrsal Craftsman Council of
Lnginccts held its annual oster roast
last Tuesdav evening at Eagles' Hall.
Sixth and E Streets Northwest. II. T.
Morniticstar presided at the. gathering.
Past Wnrthv Chief Thomas II. Jones
s ir. iint Jack Armour, of The
l"Wi'. .i mei-hanlcal paper published in
New Voik was a guest and made an
addre and recited several selectu
BUlv Murtav, the singer whose voice
is so familiar io those who play Columbia
p tonoKraph records, came down from
N, w Y.nk for the event and contributed
several of his jiopular songs. Mr. Murray
- vith the Jenkins Brothers Valve Com
ion mi New York. Bert Self, of tin
Prei ie--s Rubber Company, of New York
was ali '-n the list of entertainers.
Tl.e Oct orations uere beautiful, and the
etttir, affair was one of the most enjoy
able and sin 1-es.sful the Washington en
gineer- meinliers of the Masonic fra
tiintt. hate eer given.
Ouo Andrfae, jr., past master of Hol
land Lodge No i. A. F. and A. M.. of
New York cttv. and past district deputy
grand master of the Grand Lodge of New
York. -a visitor at the new Masonic
Tetnpb last Thursday, calling at the
office of Grand Secretary Arvlnc W.
By r. quest of Grand Commander Alex
ander Grant, Adolphus Gude, who was
absent from the city at the time of his
election as grand captain of the guard
of til- Grand Commandery, K. T., of
the District, will be Installed In that
office hv Past Grand Commander William
T Galliher at the conclave of De Molay
Mounted Cavalry, No. 4, K T., next
Kn!lipi-lis Grotto. No. 15, Mystic Order
nf Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted
Realm, held an Important business meet
mg last Thursday night at Odd Fellows
Hall, in Seventh Street Northwest.
Nominations for officers for the ensu
ing year resulted as follows: For mon
arch, Jesse F. Grant and William F.
Gude; foi chief justice E. W. Hawkins:
for master of ceremonies, C. P. Boss:
for treasurer, Joseph 11. Curran; for sec
retary. II. L. Strang. Jr.; and for trus
tee for three jears. Edward S. Schmidt:
for two years, Peter Lattcner; for one
year. Dr. W. F. Wunder.
The only contest to be decided at the
(lection which will be held ln January
will be for the office of monarch, and
It is expected that a lively rivalry be
tween the supporters of the two candi
dates will be waged. The largest vote
ever polled by the grotto Is expected
ct the election In January.
Tho sliver loving cup presented to the
drill team of Almas Temple Patrol by
Boumi Temple, of Baltimore, at their
recent session, was received ln the truly
Arabic custom and celebration. Last
night at the headquarters of Almas In
the National Rifles Armory, happiness
reigned supreme, and the nobles were
given a discourse on the pilgrimage to
Acca Temple, of Richmond, Va. The ex
hibition drill, with Its novel and unex
pected climax, was so generously ap
plauded that It was suggested the Latin
motto. "Veni, Vldl, Veci," was very
The nobility of Oasis Temple, of Char
lotte, N. C extended an invitation to
vey. Charles B. Flllius. A. W. Siiverllng.
King Solomon Lodge. No. 31 Bert V.
Wolfe, worshipful master: James T.
Cascbeer. senior warden: John E. Chase,
Junior warden; Charles E. Sayles, secre-
The celebration of Its 113th anniversary
mid its annual family and veteran night
by Federal Lodge. No. 1. F. A. A. M
last Friday night with a banquet at the
New Kbbitt wa a most auspicious occa
William T. Richardson, master of the
lodge, preskled as toastmaster over the
tiler. Henry gathering of more than SiXl members of
the lodge and their families. Addresses
were made by Grand Master Ben W.
Murch on "Masonry In Its Relation to
the Home and Community:" Rev. Hugh
T. Stevenson, chalplaln. on "Masonry In
Its Relation to the Church and Society;"
Mr. Richardson and Charles F. IknJa
mln. secretary of the lodee. who spoke
on the veterans.
Twenty-llvo L'nion and three Confeder
ate veterans are on the membership roll
of the lodge, all of whom have been
members for more than twenty-five
Officers of the lodge are: William T
Richanl'on, master: W. T. Ballard, sen
ior warden; I.. B. Nye, Junior warden;
(. F. Benjamin, secretary. W. A. Har
ries. P. M-. treasurer: Rev. Hugh T.
Stevenson (No. 31, chaplain; W. S. Rob
bins, marshal: W. T. Hver. senior dea
con: r E. Williams. Junior deacon: P. F.
Grove, senior steward: W S. Qulnter.
Junior steward: J. R. Higgles, tiler, and
J. W. Cheney (No. 3. organist
There was a large attendance of fourth
degree members present Monday evening
at the monthly meeting of Washington
Assembly of the Fourth Degree, and
much current business relating to this
section of the order In this Jurisdiction
was transacted. Richard A. Curtln, the
presiding officer of the local assembly,
conducted the meeting and announced
the appointment of committees to take
Into consideration several matters of In
terest to fourth degree members. At the
meeting Charles W. Darr. the master of
the fourth degree for Maryland and the
District of Columbia, announced the
tentative arrangements which are now
being made for the annual exemplifies
Hon of the fourth degree. It Is proposed
to hold an exemplification of the degree
in Baltimore on Washington's Birthday,
at which the honors of the highest de
gree In the Klnghts nf Columbus sre to
be conferred upon 150 candidates. The
degree will be exemplified by the degree
team of Washincton. It Is proposed to
hold a grand reception and banquet In
one of the large hotels In Baltimore upon
the conclusion of the ceremonies attend
ant upon the conferring of the degree.
Many applications are being received by
the master of the fourth degree from
candidates who are eligible for membership.
The work of the library committee, un
iler the direction of the chairman. Dis
trict Deputy John II. Pellcn. Is beginning
to bear fruit, as evidenced by the number
of volumes of reading matter which have
been secured by the commltte by dona
tion and purchase. Charles W. Aughin-
baugh. of Potomac Council, has been
appointed librarian by the committee, and
is now busily engaged in classifying the
volumes and making arrangements for
the proper storing of tho books which
aro now being received through the
agency of the committee
There Is a gratifjlng enthusiasm felt
bv Chairman William J. Wilson and the
member of the ways anil means com
mittee tt the favorable reception with
which the project of the proposed kermlss
to he h-Id next spring for the liquidation
of the debt "ti the building has lieen re
ceived by the live council forming this
Jurisdiction. The councils have appointed
the membership of the auxiliary com
mittee, which has been organixed for the
arrangement of the details of the ker
mlss. and judging by the energy which
is tieing displayed there Is not much
question as to its succes-.
Carroll Council held a largel attended
meting on Tuesday evening. Grand
Knight Wlll'am J. McGee presiding. The
Slate deputy, who was present, made an
THE RED MEN'S WEEKLY CALENDAR.
Dec. S-Oaaci Tribe, No. , Fifth and O Street
oo Dec. 10-Idaho Tribe, No. IS. Northcaat Timnle,
Twelfth and It Strata Northcaat: Oaccola Tribe.
No. 1J, Teanalljtown. IX C.
Dec. ll-Selteao Tribe, No. !. 3M B Street
Dec. U-Iajgan Trlhe, No. s, Ited Men'a Hall.
Whconsla Arenue and N Street North we tt: Bioox
Tribe, No. U, Odd lellowa Hall, K Street, near
Fonr and one-half Stmt Southwest.
Dec U-Seneca Tribe, No. 11, 31 Pennajlrinla
Annuo Soutaeart; Mineola Tribe, No. II, Ana
coetla. DEGREE OP rOCAHOSTAS.
Dec. lo-Waneta Council. No. . Fifth and O
Dec. Il-Whlte. EagW Council. Na I. Fifth and
O Street Street Northweat.
Dec 11 -Idaho Council. No. l. MJttneui lem pie,
Twelfth and II Street Northcaat.
Idaho Council. No. 1. held Its regular
meeting on Friday sleep the twenty-
ninth sun. .beaver moon. Being great
chiefs' visitation, the following trailed to
Lottie Zelr. Gertrude McKee, Jennie
Lenard, Lewis M. Bernstein, J. E.
Dougherty, of White Eagle Council, No.
4; David A. Harvey, S. L. Reynolds, An
nie" E. Thornlley. 1.. Nldfeld, Mary Davis,
of Waneta Council, No. 6; George Gar-
trell. of White Eagle Tribe, No. 17, and
James Madison, Jr., ot Logan Tribe,
Great chiefs were Great Sachem R. w.
Thompson, acting Great Junior Saga
more David A Harvey, acting Great faen
lor Sagamore George Thayer, acting
Great Prophet W. E. Garner, acting
Great Sannap W. T Thompson, acting
Great Guard of the Forest J. E. Dough
erty, acting Great Guard of the V Igwam
B. A. Leather man, acting Gr'at Chief of
Records Mary Davis; acting Great Keep
er of Wampum S. L. Reynolds, acting
Great Mlshlnewa Lewis M. Bernstein.
Great Representative James Madison, Jr.
The. following were examined ln the
unwritten work: Ella Garner, Sarah
Thayer. Belle Brotherton, Mrs. J. A.
lloarman, Emma Harlow.
Idaho Tribe. No. 'la, held its regular
meeting on Tuesday sleep, the 3d sun.
hunting moon. The council fire was kin
dled at 7 run and quenched at 13 run.
with W. II. Garner, sachem. Business
of Importance was transacted. Past
Great Sachem George 11. Wheelock, ot
Pokahoket Tribe. No. V. Keene. N II ,
presented Past Sachem William J Kolli.
of Idaho Tribe. No. 1."., a cry beautiful
Being great chiefs' limitation, all tribes
trailed to Idaho Tribe wigwam In full
force. Osage Trlle. No 6. Logan Trlle.
No. . and Seneca Trlle. No 11. trailed
In costumes. Among the visitors were
Past Great Sachem George II Wheelock,
of IVkalmket Tribe. No 3. Keene. N. II.,
and J. It. Klfer, of Itaha Tribe. No. 11..,
Great chiefs were. Great Sachem R.
W. Thompson. Great Senior Sagimore
Dr. W. S. Whitman, Grrat Junior Saga
more George Gartreil. Great Prophet
John M. Ketnpner. Great Keeper of Wam
pum J. II. Altmati. Acting Great Chiefs
Records Charles I.eimbeck. Great
Guard of the Forest Wash P. Evans,
Acting Great Guard of the Wigwam A. C
Nichols. Acting Great Mlshlnewa George
B. Wheelnck. and Great Representative
James Madison. Jr.
Visitors wre Pr Nathan W Sheffer
i.t ti. Great Sagamore Dr. W. S. Whit
man. Pniph' t Itov T Alcaic. Sachem
Turn Sabens. Past Sacln m J It Sanders.
Sachem W. M. Alexander. William
Otto H. Fischer, Fast Sachem J. H. Hum
mer, J. T. Brown. Past Sachem W. F.
Stepard. Past Sachem Fred Madison. J.
R. Mitchell, all of Logan Tribe, No. 8.
Logan Tribe, No. 8, won the tribal prize
for the largest attendance, and F. N.
Rensch. of Seneca Tribe, No. 11, won the
Individual prise for the best one repre
senting the Indian.
Talks were given by George B. Wheel
ock, R. W. Thompson. W. B. Garner, Dr.
W. 8. Whitman. James Madison. Jr.,
William J. Kolb.Voseph J. Gaylor. J. F.
Thornberg; music by J. Heldenhelmer.
Robert J. Splndler. Allen d. Jennings;
Jewish impersonation by Dr. Nathan W.
Sherrerman; recitation by George B.
Wheelock. after which refreshments were
served In the lower wigwam of the hall.
The incoming great sachem. Dr. W. 8. I
Whitman, is preparing plans for the
building committee, which he intends to
appoint ln the near future, and is also
laying plans to assist the new Red Man's
paper of this reservation.
U. C. T. OK A.
Flagg Council held a special meeting
at the Washington Chamber of Com
merce, rooms Thursday evening to enter
tain the !'. C. T. delegates to the Na
tional Rivers and Harbors Congress.
Senior Counselor J. "A". Hunt opened
the meeting, after which be turned the
gavel over to Past Senior Counselor W.
W. Mansfield, who acted as toastmaater.
Besides the delegates from the Su
preme Council, Chesapeake Council at
Baltimore sent over a good representation.
A most excellent collation was served
and every one present expressed them
selves as having had an enjoyable even
On account of the lengthy programme.
the Initiatory exercises were eliminated,
giving the heavy U. C. T. artillery an
8enlor Counselor J. W Hunt made the
address of welcome, followed by Senior
(.ounseior w. A. Hammond, of Chesa
peake No. 3L The other speakers were
C. W. Hodson, supreme counselor, of
Portland, Oreg.: R. F. Somerville. past
supreme counselor, Dayton. Ohio; Harry
8. McCracken. grand counselor of Illi
nois, Chicago, III.; A. 11. Isaacs, grand
counselor of Kentucky, Virginia, West
Virginia, and Maryland. Catonsvllle. Md.:
J. V. McLeod. Wilmington. Del., and E.
M. Hook. Flagg Council, of Washington,
KNIGHTS OK PYTIIIAX.
Chancellor Commander Sinclair, of
Capital Lodge. No. 34. Knights of Pyth
ias, announces that the lodge has install
ed a modern stereopticon to be used In
exemplifying the degree work of the or
der and th entertainment of the mem
bership on social occasion. Ho will en
deavor to secure the pictures and lecture
,,, ,,,,- . aiuinia v ana, dim uui-i iiiiciem-
ng subjects, and at the lodge meetings
when no degree work Is scheduled the
knights will be treated to moving pic
aduress to the members, dweljlng atlCronkite. Joseph Soracco. Past Sacli
r.gin on several matters which are at ' fmvid A Hariei. and Frank T. Fortes.
SI. tV. OF .
R. Talbot Camp. No. 11513. Modern
Woodmen of America, held its annual
election on Thursday evening, with the
new officers as follows. Consul. V. W.
I otter; past consul. H. H. Millard; ad
vlar. B. G. Cowles. banker. M. K. Bos
tic; clerk. J. K. Duncan, assistant clerk.
C. K. Miller: watchman. C. H. Nold:
escort. II. W. Lowes: sentry, L. H.
I'rtnel: trustee, C. II. O'Keefe.
One candidate was initiated and other
applications received. A musical pro
gramme was given under the direction
i.f A F. Debrowalskl, and a buffet
luncheon served A short address by
State Deputy McCaffrey upon the rate
question gave encouragement to the
fleers were elected for the year 1313:
Consul. C. C. Coulter-, past consul. Dr.
H. R. Perry: adviser. R. A. Narkle.
banker. Harry H. R. Helwig: clerk,
van W. Roberds; escort. R. E. Sulli
van; watchman. A. H. Jaeger: sentry.
R. S. Peterson; trustee. R. V. H. Jama
After the election a flashlight photo
graph was taken of the outgoing and In
coming officers, together with the mem
bers of the camp present
LADIES OK TUB A. O. H.
The ladies of the A. O. II. of Washing
ton entertained the national officers of
their society with a box party at the
Columbia Theater last evening and a
dinner at the Raleigh Hotel. The fol
lowing composed the party: Miss Malla.
Scranton. Pa.. Mrs. Ryan Jolly. Paw
tucket R. I.: Miss Mahoney, Larlum
Mich.; Miss Christy, Cleveland. Ih
Miss Connolly, Syracuse. N. Y ; Mis.
Tlerney. New Orleans, La.; Mrs. M--Whorter.
Chicago. III.; Mlese Margaret
L. Brosnahan. Mary C. Flanagan, and
Catherine Drew, of this city.
LADIES OF 3IACCAnEE.
The officers and members of Victorv
Hive. No. 13. Ladies of the Maccabees of
the World, spent a most enjoyable even
ing last Tuesday. After th business part
of the meeting was over, a nrusirale wai
given under the auspices of Mrs. Man
C. Coleman. Those taking part were
.Miss Gretchen Dickinson. Mis Blanche
Rule. Miss Bessie Miffleton. and Master
Mllo Atkinson, pupils of Miss Beulah
Coleman. A fancy dance was given hv
Mlss Pauline Si-henkel. Miss Coleman
rendered seieral selections, after wh eh
a most interesting talk was given hv the
State commander. Mrs Melm J. Cawe'
Ice cream and cake were then servtd.
ard the meeting clned with dancing
SONX OF vxiov u:teim.
Lincoln Camp. No. 3. Sons of fninn
Veterans, entertained Lincoln Post. G A.
IJ., and auxiliary organizations at Grand
Army Halt on 1 tursday evening.
The object of the meet.ng was to re
vive interest and Increase the member
ship of the Sons. Commander Lyons pre
sented the following programme "Amer
Ua." by the audience: "How to Increase
the Membership of Our Order. Parker
Trent, song. Miss Ryals. which brougl.t
an encore: recitation. "Our Flag Camp. "
J. W. Reynolds: and a song by Miss
peatriee Cosgrove. which received hearty
fepplause. Refreshments were served
K. O. T. M. CALENDAR.
Ilceniiljer K-.Nauooal Tent No 1. Old Ma.ne.ie
Tm4e; Aloint Vernon Tent. No. I. Northeast Tem
rle. Twelfth and II Street Northeast, .nantia
lent. No. 7. Masonic Hall. Alueostia.
Ilerrmher lu-Bnyhtwiwd Tint, No. 5. Maccaln-o
IefTmher i;-(;eoreetoirn Ti-nt. No a old Fel-lo-
Hall. (Jcorcetown: District Tent No . Mar
iners" Temple, foot of Serenth Mrect Southwest.
Last Monday night National Tent No.
1 met In regular review In Old Masonic
Temple with the largest attend nice of
members that has convened during the
vear. at which matters or vital Im
portance were considered, and the fal
lowing officers elected for the coming
Frederick Sellinger. past commander:
I C. Pifer. commander; John C. Gall,
lieutenant commander. George K. Buf
fum. record kieper; I). B. Gusdorf. fi
nance keeper: Joseph F. Moore, chap
lain: H. A. Iteinohl. sergeant; Dr. J
Arnold, phvsictan. A. II. Simmons, mas
ter-at-arms: C. L Teague. first maste
of the guard: A. F. Shambaugh. sec.im
master of the guard; John F. Sidel.
sentinel, r. . Anderson, picket: Dr. J
S. Arnold, trustee for three years; C. F.
Tuthill. auditor. Installation tho first
meeting night in January.
John G. Moore, a member of National
Tent. No. 1. died on Tuesday morning in
Pennsylvania, where he had gone for
tne benefit or His health.
Tuesday night Brightwood Tent, No. 5.
had a well-attended meeting, and passed
a resolution creating a relief fund for
the express purpose of assisting mem
bers in keeping themselves In good
standing ln the event of conditions re
quiring it. One new member was ini
tiated by the degree team In splendid
style. The following officers were elect
ed for the coming year: John G. Keene.
past commander: E. W. Snoots, re
elected commander, the fifth consecutive
term: W. T. King, lieutenant com
mander; Benjamin R. Detwiler. record
keeper; George H. Hold, chaplain: J. F.
Eitter. sergeant: Dr. George B. Hemche
and Dr. Allen Walker, physicians: C. L
Skinner, master-at-arms; E. G. Mohler.
Jr.. first master of the guards; W. J.
Freas. second master of the guards: K.
If. Goodwin, sentinel: G. I. Acres,
picket. Tho installation will take place
tne nrst meeting night In January. Re-
ircsnmems were served.
Monday night Anacostia Tent. No.
held a very large meeting and elected
the following officers for the ensuing
icim: i. r. Brooks, past commander:
Herman Weller. commander; John T.
uent, lieutenant commander; R. A. Es-
tcp, record keeper, who has held that
office continuously since the first year
or ine tent: James M. England, chaplain;
..ci. i, sjienr. sergeant; K. A. Parker.
first master of the guard: D. hf Fien
second master of the guarti; Lewis
uurcn. benunei; A. A. Prevost picket
The installation will take place the first
meeting ln January.
Brightwood Tent No. S Is now hoMine
the District Banner for putting in the
largest number of member htwi
last January and the first of July, and
ii is must. uKeiy to reta n It for another
six months commencing January 1 next
The District of Columbia has made a
net gain in members during the year.
W. F Tennlson. chaplain. W W Burch,
sergeant: A C Dagcnheardt. master-at-
arms: Joseph Keefe. nrst master of the
guard: Thomas F Smith, second master
of the guard: William 11. Fletcher s.-n
ticel; (Veil Smith, picket. It. P Wadd
was elected trustee for three years.
Two applications were tiled, the first in
months, it following the introduction of
.the prize ystem These two and maybe
others will be lnitiat.il during tho month,
making for the t'tit a net gain for the
year. The degree team was reorganized
and the arrangement perfected for the
initiation of candidates, so that the In
terest of the tent will profit thereby.
Metropolitan Tent. No. 13, at Its session
on Thursday night, elected the following
officers. D. E. Clark, past commander;
J. 15. Woodfirld. commander; G. F. I.ang.
lieutenant commander: ('. D. Holland,
t.-i-ord keeper; J. B. Campbell, chaplain:
Charles A. Bosse. M-rgeant; Dr. B. II.
Smart, physician; It. F. Dunigan, master-at-arms:
B. A. Snyder, first master of
the guard; James Ellers. second master
of the guard; D. A. Mclneary, sentinel;
Owen L. Earnshaw, piikit. The officers
will be installed on the first Thursday
night ln January.
Last Monday night Mount Vernon Tent.
No. II, held a very interesting meeting
present engaging the attention of th,
members At the next meeting, to !
held on the 17th of the month, the lee.
Hirer. Joseph II. M.-Cann, with his com
mittee, proposes to hold a ChriMmas
party for the entertainment of the
A committee to be announced at the
n-xt meeting of Carroll Counc.l Is lieing
formed b the grand knight and the lec-
ttner looking to the making of arrange- J" m'" K- ,'d,'V ""! W - ciarkt
nents for the celebration of the four- .f .M""T''1 ,.Tr'b'' -' ": 1ast '
t enth anniversary of the organization
of th' council, which It Is expected will
lie in the form of a "ladies- night."
There was a great gathering ot mein
liers of Spalding and the other tounclls
present at the regular meeting of
Spalding Council on Thursday evening.
Grand Knight Francis J. P. Cleary in
the chair. After the conclusion of the
regular business of the council the !e.c
tbrer. Jpmes F. Meegan, presided at the
social session and introduced Dr. J. Ho
zlcr Biggs, who delivered a most Instruc
tive hslen!c lecture, which was listened
to with rapt attention by tho large
Washington Council will hold Its reg
ular meeting on Tuesday, and Keane
Council on Thursday evening. The
monthly meeting of the building com
pany will be held on Friday evening.
Keane Council proposes to again act as
host at Its January meeting, to which
hac been Invited Carroll Council and
Washington Chapter. Judging by the
success of the meeting at which the
members of Washington Council were Great Sah
guests, it win tie a most enjoyable sr.. Past Sach
all of o:ig. Tnlw. No. . Great Junior
t-agamore Ge.-rge Gartreil
DotlKhertv. ..f White Eagle Trlle. No. 17;
Great Couniil Press Repreentatlve Lewis
M iWnstein. Harry F. Silierman. Pas
Sachem A. II. Itac.m. and C O Wood
ward, of Selt-se Tribe. No. 't; Past
Great Sa.-hem H.-nrv W. Tiprett Iviuls
Weigel. I) F Frankl-n. M C Itl.lerour.
Tfcst Sachem W. M. Swindells. Past
Sachem It A. llumphrie. c. A. Brown.
Jami- E. Caton. and W A. Clarke, all
W. It King. Sachem A. H. Webb.
George It I.ee. J It. Smo.it. J E Holmes,
W. II. Wootm. F. N. P.ins.h. J. II.
Haymaker. Pat Saehem V. c Smoot.
(r-at Keeper ,.f Wampum J I: Altman.
W. V.. Weiand. F. K Cshn, Past Sachem
A. c Nichols. Past Sachem J. S. Carroll.
Prophet ll.tm.in Lew. Pa-t Sai hem J.
Heldenhelmir. and It F. Christinan. all
of Sioux Tribe. No. U: Past Sachem T.
M. Stump. Charles Henner. T. R. Howard.
Hay Tolson. Harry K.-slr. J. R. Carroll.
G. A. Custard. W K Osnaand. and
I W. Bangerter. all of Os.-e.ila Tribe,
No. 13. Great Representative to the
Great Council of the l'nit.-.l State James
Madison, jr.. c. R. hither.. W. Suit IX.
J. Lewis. Samuel Rotchlld. J W. War
dell. J. C. Birch. K P. Souder, William
C. McKltn. Martin Hoke. Charles Dennl
son. Past Sachem F. W. Burrow. H.
Inilay. A. Bahb. Past Saclie
Dennis. A. H. Miller, i: II. Clemenson. J.
W. Hall. Herbert II Hoke. J F. Thorn-
lierg. P. R. Loilghan. W. W. Burrows,
F. Mahorney, Charles II Scheible. II. If.
Hummer, r. M. El.iielborger. John K.
Simmon. J. Beach. W K Mastln. I'
Dlgney. c; W. Sedgwick. James Madison.
.-helble. H n. Boteler. T. J. Wln-
termier. W. Unman. M II Rian. Past
. II. II. Hoke,
Brightwood Camp. No. 131oS. on Frldav
, enlng eleited the following officers -
C-msul. William Rhoads. past consul.
Au'tin C. Saunders: adviser. Leonard
Olree: hanker. L. II. King: clerk. Charles
J. Beck; escort. Carl E. Alsop; watch
man, Henry Granlnger.
Following the brief business session an
'old-tlme" dance was glien, which was
wHl attended by (he members of the
camp and those from visiting camps of
!oth Woodmen and Roal Neighbors.
Fidel. s Camp, R. N. A., adjourned and
attendiM in a body. A most enjoyable
( .'enlng was spent.
At the meeting .if Washington Camp
No. lleil. SI.Mlern W-Hnlmen of America,
last Thursday evening the follow. ng of-
The Washington Gruetlivereln. a 'c-a
benevolent Swiss society, organized i.
the D.strict Octuber. 1W, at its gen- -ai
meeting last Thursday, held at t -
Arion Club, elected the following nffli
tor 1S13: B. P. Rtckenbacher, presid. nt
Leon Chatelaln, vice president. ti"trie
Hof. recording secretary: George W.
Krels. financial secretarv. Jacob Br lec
ger. treasurer: Julias Eglnff and Ed
S Schmid. trustees: Jacob Steiger. 1 -brarian:
Joseph Mettler, color bearer:
Theodore Ptcard, John GuUnan. and
Harry J. Eisenbelss, auditing committee.
Improved Order Mrptasopha.
Howard Perry Conclave, No. VSS. T. O,
H . will hold its annual election of offi
cers at Eagles Hail. Sixth and R Streets
Northwest to-morrow evenini; It i-, ex
pected that a large attendance of th
members will he on hand for the occa
sion, and the entertainment committee -s
always prepared to look after the wel
fare of those who are fortunate eno gh
to be present.
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Georgetown Tent No. 6. held Its regular
meeting on Thursday night and elected
tne following officers: Joseph N. Lowe.
past commander; D. F. Flnucans. com-
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Kriss Kringle. aid. d and abetted by a
million moth rs and fathers throughout
the la'i.l. begins his early quest for
toys oi all kinds with which to fill the
Christmas stockings and decorate the
It Is a common, but a deplorable, prac
tice to furnish the child with countless
plaything, the last majority of which
he would be bvtt.-r without. A trip
through the toy department of any
large department store will show coun
ter after counter plied with complicated
nechankal toss, brilliantly and polson
ously painted toys, toys which amuse.
Instructive toys, toys which alarm and
tirrify, and toys which split the car
What principles then should guide a
mother in the selection of playthings
for her son or daughter? The same care
should be exercised in buying toys for
a child that she uses In regulating his
diet and the other details of his daily
life. A major part of the day of a child
is devoted to play, his toys are his con
stant companions, and by them his
imagination and reasoning may he
molded Into channels which will affect
his whole future life.
The first and most obvious precaution
In buying toys Is the selection of such
as will not be absolutely injurious.
Brilliantly colored toys are objects of
suspicion. The mother should always
keep In mind the small child s habit of
putting everything Into his mouth and
not subject her child to the risk of poi
soning by dyes. Then too, the wooley
or hairy covering of toy animals may
be pulled off and swallowed by the
child. The very young child should not
be given marbles or other small objects
which can be swallowed or stuffed Into
the nose or ears. Toys with sharp
points are also not desirable as they
afford the child opportunity to injure
himself. Easily broken toys should not
be selected for obvious reasons.
Mechanical toys, as a rule, are ttnde
slrable. Some of these are marvels of
Ingenuity and at first glance would ap
pear to be instructive and fascinating
playthings. But there are several ob
jections to them. In the first place they
are usually more expensive than the
average mother can afford. They soon
pall upon the child, who, .Vter seeing
the same thing done over and over
again, takes the plaything to pieces to
find out how It is done and then , the
scrap heap sees the end of the toy.
Toys which startle or frighten the
child should never be given. This In
cludes such abominations as masks, or
'false faces," "Jacks-ln-thc-box." &c.
Small children may be badly frightened
and even thrown into convulsions by
these so-called toys, and older children,
after the first surprise or alarm at see
ing them has worn off. are apt to take
delight In frightening younger children
It Is better to buy a child too few toys
rather than too many. Children who are
furnished with new toys constantly soon
become hard to please and tire of a toy
easily. They are Interested In a toy for
a few days only, and when Its novelty
thing new. Thus they come to lose ap
preciation and the sense of val-ie
What kind of toys should a mother 1 ;
for her children, then? This questi--i
tpy be answered briefly by saying ios
which are durable, which amnse and in
struct, and which offer the child .1
chance for the display of its imagination
Most or a child s fun lies in making
believe, anyway. The happiest family '
children I ever knew were of pm-r r"
ents. Their chief plaything" wrr.- c...
ld truck horses which had been left n
their hack yard. These were in turn i
horses, a house, an Indian fort, a st:e
car, a store, a school, and other things
according as the nature of their pliv
Bli k-- are excellent plaything fee .i-
small child. He will learn his I- it- -from
lettered block. without being aw i
of It. Building blocks give orportuniti--for
the displav of Imaginative and c -n-structlve
A young child may be given a soft rub
ber ball, unpalnted. the older boy a base
ball or football. Tov soldiers, engines,
and trains of cars are. good presents f'-r
the boy. whllo girls of all ages may be
given dolls and housekeeping sets
Noah' arks and drawing books are In
strntive and entertaining, and as the
child grows older he should have water
colers if his tastes run In those lines. If
the older boy has any mechanical ability
ho will want tools, and these should be
given him provided he can be properly
Instructed ln their use.
in regard to noise-making toys, such
as drum. and horns. It should bo said
that it Is natural for children to make
a noise and their tendencies to do s
should not be too strongly curbed. If
however, some other present can lie
given instead of what, to the adult. '.
an Instrument of torture and the child
oe satisnea ana happy with the substi
tute, this should be done.
Tho mother should consult the follow
ing lists before doing her Christmas
Undesirable toys, those which may In
jure, such as painted toys, sharp-pointed
toys, marbles, beads or buttons, ha'ry
or woolly toys, bows and arrows, guns
of all kinds; toys which frighten, such
as false faces, jacks-ln-the-box. Ex
pensive mechanical toys, desirable toys.
Noah's arks and toy animals, kinder
garten toys, toy soldiers, picture books
and fairy tales, lettered and building
blocks, soft, plain, rubber balls, dolls,
and housekeeping sets, toy engines and
cars, drawing books and water colors,
As soon as the child is old enough to
own toys he Is old enough to be taught
the proper care of them. A place should
be assigned for his playthings and the
mother should see that all these are
neatly stacked there when the child Is
through playing. After he has finished
with one plaything it should be put back
In its proper place before another one
The mother herself should see to it
that the playthings are kept clean, for It
Is next to impossible to keep them away
from the child s mouth and reasonable
care may prevent the communication of