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THECOLORED CITIZEN, SEPTEMBER 24, 1894.
orncKNo. 1J7N. Main Strkbt.
Montanacan beat the world for^fine fall weather.
Whenyou need any job printing^ring up I*^8!i * Frank, telephone No. 9.
If1 get elected I will look after^that matter for you.^W. B. Thomp^son.
1like a four year term, especially^when I am in the middle of it.^Hon.^John Bean.
Ilost money in this business, but^I'm going to please the boys and run^again.^ Chas. Horn.
Ofcourse I'd rather be state super^^intendent, but I'll hold on to this till^tKi.^Miss Reifenrath.
Ilike a little opposition. It warms^me up. I don't like a plain walk-over.^Yes, Hi get there by a safe majority.^-Sheriff C. D. Curtis.
I'vepledged myself to get a better^office when I get elected. I also ex^^pect to get the votes of all the carpet^and furniture men in the county.^8.^A. Balliet.
Ihate to let the old International^go, but I told Marcus I'd not be very^hard on him, so he is going to vote^for me and give me the First solid.^^Harry Tilton.
I'ma little tired of the frame busi^ness. 1 don't fancy basements, but I^will try to put up with matters until^we get our new state house reaey.^J.^S. Featherly.
Youknow there are lots of fellows^who think no one except a county^surveyor knows how to run a chain.^That's the only reason^I don't care^for the fees.^Paul Blckel.
TheMarysvllle boys feel very happy^over the way the convention rnshed^me through. They are going to re^^ciprocate with a big rousing majority^for our ticket.^John Herron.
1was np looking at the new office^yesterday. It's handsome and so^much more pleasant than my present^quarters. I thlnlc I'll get rid of the^rheumatism after I locate there^awhile.^Eugene S. French.
Icame very near getting there.^Some of the boys got tired and went^to bed. It makes me feel good,^though, to see how many friends I^have. We are all for French now.^^Lincoln Working, East Helena.
Myearnest desire Is to secure a^^olid republican legislative delega^^tion from this county. I'm going to^do all I can to elect the whole county^ticket from top^to bottom. Yes, the^chances for the next House being re^^publicans are good.^Hor. T. H. Car^^ter.
Ifthere is any color prejudice In^Helena, It's high time its progressive^citizens should stamp it out. I'm sure^if there be any, it's only isolated^cases. Firms that draw the color^line should be let severely alone by^citizens who have the interest of the^city at heart^H. F. C.
I'llturn things over to some of the^young fellows next time. I'm opposed^to third terms on general principles,^but in this case I must bow to the^wishes of friends. However, I will^pledge myself not to serve the third^term for President In case I'm se^^lected in '^6.^Gov. J. S. Tooker.
Amongnew Montana publications^the Times gladly welcomes to the ex^^change table the Colored Citizen, a^paper devoted to the social, moral^and industrial Interests of the col^^ored Americans of this state. It Is^published in Helena, and speaks for^the 2600 colored citizens of Montana.^We wish the new venture every suc^^cess.^Hillings Times.
CharlesPorter Grove met a num^^ber of friends and admirers at the^Manhattan Club rooms last Thursday^night. He gave a graphic and inter^^esting account of his trials, ups and^downs and so on, since he left here^some months ago. He expects to get^himself in shape again and lay before^the mining stock investors of the^country some new and inviting^schemes.
Wewere told that a certain tony^sample room, while it would not re^^fuse to serve colored citizens, would^simply say ^that's mine,^ and refuse^to accept their cash. We caught on^to the snap, called with a friend, got^our drinks and were held up for the^regular rates. We commence to^smell a mouse and are led to believe^that many idle rumors in the air^about color prejudice in Helena are^Daly jobs.
Cardsare out announcing the ap^^proaching marriage of Miss Annie R.^Hey ward to Mr. Alonzo Leatherberry^The ceremony will take place at the^A. M. E. church Thursday, Sept. 27,^at 8:30 p.m. After which there will^be a reception from 9 till 12 at the^residence of the bride, 20 and 21^Ewlng street. Both of the contract^^ing parties are well and favorably^known tc the citizens of this city and^and the best wishes of all will be ex^^tended to the worthy couple.
Oh,that we were the only daily -^Helena Independent.
Thisis a vinegar jug. Business is^good, thanks.-Capital Restaurant.
I'mthinking of enlarging my busi^^ness next spring.^Hon. T. C. Power.
Wetook Dalmas Plerrle for a^greaser or a dagoe.-Bon Ton Chop^House.
ItIs reported that very few of our^people will attend the Anaconda ex^^cursion.
I'llattend to the codes. That mat^^ter has hung fire long enough.^Judge^D. S. Wade.
Ithink the west side ought to have^at least one of the senators.^Lt. Gov^A. C. Botkin.
Theboys say they are going to rush^me through with a hurrah.^Consta^^ble Chas. Horn.
Yes,I can give the boys some valu^^able pointers on how to run things.^^Judge Jo. Davis.
I'vetold the boys I would not accept,^and I mean to rule them down to It.^^Hon. W. J. Bickett.
Ilike the cross roads and by-ways.^I get in lots of effective work there-^Anaconda Standard.
No,I shall not be a candidate for^speaker. I prefer to be on the floor.^^Hon. R. N. Howey.
1heartily endorse your paper and I^wish It all the success possible.^Geo.^Williams, Great Falls.
Theboys tell me my first inquest^will be on the morning of November^7th ^Dr. W. M. Bullard.
I'vebeen busy on an essay. No, I^don't mind giving it away. It's^^Stepplngstones.^A. B. Keith.
Yousee I believe in civil service.^The longer a man stays the better he^knows his business.^F. E. Hoss.
Iwonder if those sugar planters^mean business. Lonlslana is by right^a republican state. ^ Hon. W. H.^Hunt.
Ishall conduct my business just the^same. I have efficient assistants who^will look after the office. ^ C. H.^Anderson.
Youare making the best weekly pa^^per I know of. Send the extra copies^to worthy colored men unable to pay.^- Dr. C. B. Miller.
TheMerchants is doing a safe and^prosperous business. Yes, I think bus^^iness will steadily improve.^Hon. L.^H. Hershfield.
Theair at this altitude is heavily^charged with electricity. Sometimes^people get struck by lightning. ^^Mayor E. D. Weed.
Say,Mr. Colored Citizen, we're go^^ing to boycott you. You have too^many papers printed to suit tjie press^^man.^W. M. Morris.
Iexpect to give my opponents the^closest run they ever had. I think a^populist sheriff would be just the^thing.^J. H. Jurgens.
Thepublic administrator should al^^ways be at the service of the court.^I will pledge myself never to shirk^duty.^W. F. Whittaker.
Georgeand I were just figuring how^nice It would be to multiply the chief's^salary by three and then divide it pro^rata among the firm ^H. J. Casedy.
Thenews from the outside Is highly^encouraging. I wish I had time -to^talk with you more. I'll give you some^interesting figures later.^Hon. Win.^Muth.
I'mup to my ears in business. I^hold a constant levee. My visitors^are many. Everything Is progressing^smoothly and satisfactorily.^Hon. J.^P. Woolman.
Ihad a hard job to get off. But as^the boys said I must help them out,^I'll do all I can to assist them, and^will leave no stone unturned between^now and election.^ R. P. Barden.
Yousay about 2500 civil cases are^filed yearly in King county I Litiga^^tion must be lively In Seattle. I would^like to be clerk there for a time on^the fee system ^Geo. O. Freeman.
It'sno easy task to successfully con^^duct a campaign in this county where^there are so many clashing Interests.^I'll put my shoulder to the wheel and^do my best.^Chairman H. C. Smith
Wenote with pleasure the arrival^from Iowa of the father and mother^of our esteemed friend, Mr. J. S.^Miller. They will spend the winter^here, which we predict will be both^pleasant and beneficial.
Iwant to help you. Best wishes^and like compliments don't keep a^paper going. Here's the Montana^National's card. Keep it in as long^as your paper runs. Come for your^cash when you need it.^Hon. Thos. A.^Marlow.
Y'ou'vegot a lively paper. I wish^you would put our cut of Smith's Pre^^mier Typewriter In our ad. Yes,^business is good; lots of school books^and supplies are being sold, and very^cheap, too.^J. J. Fallon (Clewell's^Book Store, Gold Block).
Whenthe Broadwater is closed Hi^be free-footed. Yes, mv experience^last time will be worth much'to me. I^think Dick 1* a^ hard man to beat and^I'm glad he's off the track this time.^Oh, I expect to eome in several^lengths ahead.^C. B. Garrett.
S.H. Ashley, 414 north Park ave.,^keeps a full and complete line of fine^horses, buggies and so on. Horses fed^and stabled.
I hope that Ming case will be dis^^posed of before we ine^i\ Say. I wish^they had a cable on Broadway.^Hon.
oYes.I guess I'll have to serve the^bovs again. It's one of those things^we have to leave to friends.^Judge
Weshall arrange our terms among^ourselves. There shall be no blood^^shed.-Nick Kessler, T. G. Woods,^Sherwood Wbeaton.
Yes,I'll think the matter over. It^may be that I will introduce a bill re^^quiring the coroner to be a medical^doctor.^Dr. C. B. Miller.
I'vegot several Important bills to^bring before the legislature. My^friend* say I shall get a larger ma^^jority than before.-Hon. John Horsky.
TheHelena hog has rooted in vain^to find a shadow of color prejudice in^this city, but outside of a couple of^Daly joints and dives the task was^futile.
What'sthe matter with colored^men coming to my place for drinks^and cigars instead of going elsewhere.^Seer ^ W. J. Burnett (Manhattan
Iam proud of your paper. It is one^of the greatest enterprises our people^evei had in this state. I will do all I^can for you.^Charles Lawson, Great^Falls.
Stopsending me your paper. It's^too strongly Republican. No, I'm not^afraid of that. I'm a Democrat and^for W. A. Clark for Senator.^Don.^Davenport.
Iexpect tffe legislature at the com^^ing session will adopt the codes. It^should have been done long ago. I'm^sorry there are two senators to be^elected. -Gov. B. Piatt Carpenter.
TheStaats Zeitung of this city^always has a kindly word for our peo^^ple. The Germans are among our^staunchest friends^fret from preju^^dice and ever ready to do us a good^turn.
Ihave been misrepresented and^badly used by the press. I had to^walk part part of the way here be^^cause I had no money. I'll have some^stock for sale soon.^Charles Porter^Grove.
Avoiddives and joints, for there's^where prejudice thrives, If at all.^When you want to eat or quench your^thirst seek a respectable place and^you will always receive proper treat^^ment.
Icouldn't have accepted that nom^^ination anyway. My physician says a^basement would never do for me.^You see, after all, blessings some^^times come in disguise.^J. W. Hath^^away.
Didyou ever see a million dollars in^a pile before^ Well, there It Is on^that table. That stock is worth one^hundred cents on the dollar. It's gilt^edge collateral. ^ Charles Porter^Grove.
Youmust keep It going. It is well^gotten up and full of Interesting^items. The editorials are short and^incisive and right to the point. Yes,^I've plenty to do.^Hon. Steve Car^^penter.
Weserve all kinds of drinks, cigars,^etc., at the Silver Leaf Club. Why^don't our colored friends spend their^money with us instead of pushing it at^those who don't care for it.^Richard^^son ^ Wilson.
Ifeel ^highly gratified at receiving^a nomination over the heads of such^worthy competitors as l had. I ap^^preciate the necessity of making a^vigorous campaign, and will do my^best.^Con. Becker.
Imay have to acquiesce, but I don't^see how I can spare the time. Yes, I^know it's only for sixty days. Of^course, some times we have to please^friends, even if against our wishes.^Cail again.^Hon. J. C. Curtin.
J.P. Ball, Sr., was placed on the^campaign committee at a recent^meeting of the republican central^committee In deference to a wish of^the colored voters that they should^have a representative thereon.
Alot of us Democrats have ordered^your paper stopped You are on too^high a plane. Why don't you come^down and give us some Jim Crow^ Be^sure to scratch my name off. Oh, you^have already done so.^Bourbon Dem^^ocrat.
AssistantSecretary of War J, B.^Doe is much pleased with our city.^We extended to him every courtesy,^and we may hope for his assistance in^anything tending to promote the in^^terests of our fort^Mayor E.* D.^Weed.
It'sall right. Your editorial which^appeared in your issue of September^17, entitled ^Contest for the Capi^^tal,^ was very ably written and right^to the point. No citizen of Montana,^whether a taxpayer or not, can intro^^duce one word of argument in favor^of Daly's copper town. Every well^meaning voter of Montana should^work arduously for Helena and cast^his ballot for Helena on November 6.^Put me down for two subscriptions.^Here s your cash.^Alderman A. Mc-^Murphey.
TheColored Citizen is a new^weekly publication in this city. It is^ably edited and should receive a cor^^dial support. It Is devoted chiefly to^the interests of the many colored peo^^ple in this community, who are num^^bered among our best and most enter^^prising citizens. Success to the new^paper.^Mln'v Area.
Thesentiments of your paper In re^^gard to independence In local elec^^tions should meet the approval of^every thinking voter, for thereby the^best men are brought to the front and^the best measures for the interests of^our people secured. Yon deserve^great credit for presenting the favor^^able phase of our people to the world.^You have my best wishes.^Thos. H.^White, Belt.
Comein and be seated. Your paper^nerves me up and arouses that old-^time tire that was implanted in early^boyhood and that impelled me to cast^my first vote for Abraham Lincoln.^I am just as zealous for the welfare of^the partv as ever, though my business^keeps me below deck so much that I^can't alvays be In the thickest of the^fray is in times gone by. Keep your^paper going. You have my best^wishes.^Hon. T. H. Kleinschmldt.
OnlySO cent* for the campaign BMSMI of^thrCUlnen. Subicrlb*.
THEEMANCIPATION CELEBRATION FARE
There'sa Bug I nder the Chip.
Itis a matter of regret that our^white citizens are encouraging the^free excursion (ostensibly given by^the colored people of Butte, but In^^ eallty by Marcus Daly) to Anaconda^that Is billed to leave here Monday^morning, Sept. 24th. To make the^scheme catchy and popular it is her^^alded broadcast in large, gaudy bills^that a grand ^Emancipation Celebra^^tion^ will be had^that Cole's band^will be there sixteen strong^that^Rev, J. P. Watson, of this city, will^make the opening prayer, that the^choir of the A. M. E. church will ren^^der appropriate selections, that our^base ball club will play that of Butte,^and numerous ether attractions cal^^culated to draw a crowd. The ques^^tion naturally arises why should this^free blow-out be encouraged by our cit^^izens. It cannot be pleaded that any^good will result therefrom. JUay it^not be urged that much harm may^possibly result^ Surely it ho appears^to a number of our people who have^given the matter serious thought.^Who Is there who will advance the^Idea that lt is necess ity for a Helena-^Ite to see Anaconda n order to keep^him loyal to his own city. Such being^the case why encourage the projected^excursion. Would it not be more^more manly and loyal for every col^^ored man, woman and child to spurn^the proffered free tickets and stay at^home as a just and deserved rebuke^to the arch schemer who has the ef^^frontery to come right into our very^household and steal our goods^ As a^final appeal to our credulous citizens^we would ask ^Can there be any good^thing come out of Nazareth^
Subscribefor I u^*^n. On!y fifty cU
MASTERTOMMY HAMNER'S BIRTHDAY.
Theleading social event of the past^week was the party at the residence^of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hamner in^honor of their little son's second birth^^day.
Therooms were tastefully decorated^with asters, sweet peas and smilax,^the table decoration deserving special^mention, being almost a bed of flow^^ers and vines. In the center a large^arch made of sweet peas, with a wax^candle at each side (emblematic of^his ^2^ years), shed their soft rays^over the favorite viands of children.
Thedainty supper was served at fi^o'clock, which consisted of ice cream,^cake, candies, fruit, raisins and nuts,^while sandwiches, coffee and salad^were served to the ladies.
Mastfr Tommy received many use^^ful and beautiful presents. He was^assisted in receiving his young friends^by his brother Raymond.
Thosepresent were Annie and Car^^rie Dorsey, Julia, Rebecca and Pearl^Halmer, Ruth Hooper, Jessie Haves,^Hattie Grisson, Flossie Wilson, Mary^Duetrielle, Josephine Hayes, Minnie^Johnson, Teresa York, Helen Car^^penter, Willie Irvin, Geo. Lee, Charlie^Cole, Isaac Hayes, Geo. Watson, Fred.^Johnson, Millie Donnell, Frank Deu-^trielle, Albert Marshall, Thornton^Carpenter and others.
Rev.P. J. Watson, of Helena, held^quarterly meeting here Sunday,^the Kith. The attendance was large^and the collection good. Everyone^had a most enjoyable time spiritually.
Mrs.J. K. Castner and Mr. and Mrs.^Ingolman, of Belt, were In attendance^on quarterly meeting.
Mrs.Winston left, recently, for^Cairo. 111., to visit her mother. She^expects to return with her and they^will make this city their home.
Ourlodges in this city are doing^well.
TheLincoln League, of this city,^recently adopted resolutions condemn^^ing the murder of colored men in the^south by mobs.
ProposedOrphanage tu Be Mr.-, t.-.l at^A u.trl 1, Ga^^Short Talks.^About two years ago the Red Men of^Georgia, In session at Macon, decided to^build an orphanage, and the members of^the order began to consider means to ac^^complish the undertaking. Mr. Will Aus^^tell became a member about this time and^Immediately took hold of the matter. He^donated five acres cf land in the corporate^limits of the city of Austell on whloh to^build t h^ borne. He also donated 10,000^bricks to go Into the building and $2,500
IIDMLH'S ORPHANS' HOME, AUSTKLL, OA.
inmoney. Of this sum $600 was to be^paid upon the starting of work on the^home, and the remaining $2,000 was to^be paid upon its completion. The Red^Men throughout the whole state are work^^ing on the matter, and considerably more^than $6,000 has already been raised by the^various lodges. The orphans' home is for^the purpose of taking care of and educat^^ing the orphans of Red Men, and provi^^sion will be made for both sexes.
Nashuatribe, No. 87, of Fitohburg,^Mass., contemplates establishing a free^bed for unfortunate members of the order^at me Burbank hospital in that city.
Manataugtribe, No. 1, of Marblehead,^Mass., is the only tribe in the order that^has a reserve fund pledged for tho pay^^ment of seven suns' benefits. It now^^mounts to over 6,000 fathoms.
TrueProgress of the Order Shown by It*^Charity^Here and There.
Anorder may be constantly adding to^its numerical Btrength until its members^are numbered by legions and yet fall of^being a progressive body. True progress^does not mean nightly initiations, but^rather a development of the higher alms^embodied in the rituals and announoed^principles. Along these lines may t^e^gauged tho true progress of fraternal bod^^ies, and the fruits of suoh progress in^Odd Fellowship are found In the homes for^aged and infirm and the asylums for or^^phans springing up In all parts of the^globe. The good already accomplished,^however, only suggests what a vast army^like this may accomplish when actuated^by tho best Impulses. Odd Fellowship is^susceptible of still greater development.^Sister organizations have adopted ideas^which would streugthen the triple links.
TheRebekah degree Is full of grand^truths, and its lectures and teachings will^elevate and ennoble all who follow them,^and its influence will extend to all^branches of the order.
Amember of ^ lodge acting as counsel^for a brother under trial has the same^right to vote on the penalty that he would^have were he not counsel.
PastGrand Sire Sanders of New York^has been an Odd Fellow over 60 years. He^has not missed one of the annual sessions^of the grand lodge of New York for tho^past 48 years and has attended 84 ses^^sions of the sovereign grand lodge.
Ifa lodge does not pay benefits for the^first week of slcknoss, the reduction in^^mount of weekly benefits docs not take^place at the end of a year's disability, but^only after a year's benefits have been paid.
Thenow Odd Fellows' temple in Cin^^cinnati is a large structure, seven stories^high With the exception of tho city hall,^lt is the handsomest edifice in the city.
HenryK. Rugglos Is grand muster of^the grand lodge of Massachusetts.
Thofollowing are the grand oflicers of^the grand lodge of Georgia: Ruv. C. A.^Ward, grand master; A. N. Mauncey,^deputy grand master; A. L. Kontz, grand^warden; John D. Dcltz, grand secretary;^J. S. Tyson, grand treasurer; John H^Goodwin and Robert T. Daniel, grund rep^^resentatives.
Thogrand master has the right to ap^^point a P. O. in good standing who is in^possession of tho Rebekah degreo us his^deputy to institute a Rebekah lodge.
Onegreat virtue to be emulated is that^of cheerfulness. Be cheerful in your lodge,^In your sickroom. Meet every ouo cheer^^fully and wiih a smllo of welcomo. Visit^the sick as olten as possible.
Itis ono thing to profess tho principles^of Odd Fellowship and to clulm membe-^ship in a lodge. It may be quite another^to live and act according to the high^standard of the order.
JohnWorthingtou, Unltod Stutos con^^sul to Malta and foreign representative of^the imperial council of the Order of tho^Mystic Hhrlno in America, miwle a pil^^grimage to thecountries near the Mediter^^ranean sea. Ho says of tho order in some^of those countries: ^The potentate's scep^^ter of Tenerifo shrine is very handsome,^with a magnificent topaz sunk in tho top^and a great sapphire at the base. The^body is of Russian malachite. Tho Koran^and Koran stand are highly illuminated^In gold and pearls.''
Thoshrine of Sulli has a cush balance^In Marseilles banks of 800,000 francs. Be^^fore the last cholera outbreak they had^1,000,000 francs in tho treasury. At the^end of the same they had less than one-^flfth of that amount. A heavenly dona^^tion of over 800,000 francs torellove Clod's^sick and dying children in Sufli.
Damascustemple will be the most su^^perbly carpeted temple in the world. It^Will occupy 40 skilled workmen two years^more to complete the sumptuous rugs,^which are the work of tbe most arttstlo^designer In Syria The rugs are so closely^made and thick that a park of artillery^passing over them would be noiseless.
GoldenCrow.^Before the next session of the supreme^commandery, to be held in May, 1805, there^will be in all probability grund command-^eries In New Jersey and Michigan
HarrisonI.. Evan* of Shawmut com^^mandery of S it h Best jn was installed as^keeper of records for the twelfth consecu^^tive time recently.
Twonew commander.e^t were recently^instituted in New Hampshire, two in^Maine and one in New Jersey.
GrandAuditor Bartlett is noble com^Bander of Boa ten commandery for the^it term.
TriennialCoarormtlon of the Royal Area^Qrand Chapter^Notaa.
About860 Rdyal Arch Masons assem^^bled at Topeka at the triennial convocation^of tho general grand chapter of the Unit^^ed States. The following officers were^elected for the next three years: General^grandmaster, John W. Coburn.New York;^general grand deputy master, Bradford^NlJhol, Nashville; general grand princi^^pal conductor, W. A. Lots, Atlanta; gener^^al grand treasurer, Charles H. Heaton, of^Montpeller, Vt.; general grand recorder,^Henry W. Murdhurst, Fort Wayne, Ind.;^general grand captctn of the guard, Wil^^liam H. Mayo, St. Louis; general grand^conductor of council, 8. Bowen, Boston;^general grand marshal, George D. Mo-^Bride, Galliopolls, O.; general grand stew^^ard, Andrew P. Swanstorm, St. Paul
ThereIs a brother In California who fa^^vors an Increase of fees for the symbollo^degrees to $300 and dues in proportion. If^such figures prevailed, Masonry would^soon oease to bo of any use In the world,^for it would truly be a rich man's club^and add a luxury instead of a society to^help, aid and assist each other.
Thelaw of England until quite recently^required 12 months to elapse between the^raising and exaltation of a candidate.
Masonryis a method of life full of no^^ble purposes and responsive to the call of^obligations.
TheYork and Scottish Rite emanated^from tho same source, and tbe difference^between them Is purely one of govern^^ment.
Bro.Robert Maooy is ti^e first and most^Indefatigable worker and friend of the^Eastern Star lt has ever had.
Whilethe warfare of science drives^wedge after wedge into the rigid ecclesias^^tical dogmatism of creeds, it has no power^over tho subjective religion of the heart,^in which alone mon can bo made to agree,^and which, therefore, is the religion of^Freemasonry.
AllMasonlo secrets are concealed in the^Hebrew or Chaldee languages.
Alabamahas 11,873 Master Masons,^1,070 Royal Arch Masons and 867 Knights^Templars.
Thereare 9,680 KnlghU Templars In^Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Thelatest statistics show that the^Knights Templars number 97,766.
Inthe cave of Elephanta are signs en^^graved among the sculptures now in Ma^^sonlo use.
Thereare 160,000 Royal Arch Masons^In the United States.
TheChinese empire and Sandwich Is^^lands are under the jurisdiction of the^general grand chapter of the United States.
ABright Future Predicted For the Order.^Plume Tips.
Theorder was nover in a more pros^^perous condition. It is blossoming like^a rose and booming as lt never boomed be^^fore. Its progress is upward, permanent^and rapid. It Is now representing the^crystallized ideas of tho Immortal order of^10 years ago, and I can fairly predict that^within tho next 10 years 1,000,000 of the^cream and chivalry of the civilized world^will be connected with the order. Con^^gress has only recently conferred i.pon lt^the distinction of granting lt a perpetual^charter, a recognition never before in tljgg.^history of tho world accorded to any secret^society.^Supreme Chancellor Black well.
Atthe present time there are In the^Pythian Sisters 10,000 Knights and 14,600^Sisters.
Thototal membership of the endow^^ment rank March 81 was 88,721; admit^^ted during quarter, 1,829; reinstated, 62;^forfeited, 740; canceled, u; resigned, 88;^died, 100; total membership July 1, 84,-^684.
InSt. Louis, among, the lodges that^were Instituted prior to Jan. 1, 1894, a^net Increase of 191 U shown, and tho four^lodges Instituted during last torm increases^the guln to 402. There are 4,228 nembers^In tho city.
SinceJan. 1, 174 sections have'been or^^ganized in the endowment rank and 8,898^new members admitted, carrying insur^^ance of $0,708,000.
RegularMeeting* Are tbe Life of the Order.^Notes.
Themost demoralising idea that can
prevailanywhere concerning a beneficiary^order is that a subordinate lodge can pros^^per without holding regular meetings. A^great many men cannot sec any particu^^lar benefit In periodically meeting togeth^^er when lt seems to them that all that is^necessary to be done is to collect and re^^mit the assessments. Lodge meetings are^as necessary to the success of the order as^food is to the human body.
ThoNew York jurisdiction called for^throe assessments for August.
Don'treinstato a member who is sus^^pended for arrearages of dues without^having an approved medical examination.
Don'tpermit your medical examiner to^use other than renewal blanks when ex^^amining applicants for reinstatement.
Don'treinstate a member who has been^suspended over 80 days until ho signs a^h^ alth certificate on the blank provided^for same.
AncientOrder of Hibernian*.
Withintwo years the order has gained^26 new divisions In Massachusetts, com
prisingu nn inls isliip gain of over 6,000.^There are 20,000 members In tbe state.
Theorder in New Jersey is in an excel^^lent condition. More than $40,000 has^been expended In charity during the past^year.
Mottoof the orderr Friendship, unity^and truo Christian charity.
Men-than100,000owe allegiance to the^order in this country.
Pennsylvaniahas a membership of 86.-^000.
Thefirst division of tbo order in this^country was organized in New York in^1887, although a charter was not secured
Theexecutive committee of the Imperial
eouncilhas voted to change the place of^the next session of the imperial council^from Detroit to New York city. The ses^^sion occurs on Sept. 24, 25, 26.
Thereare 1,100 members of the order In^1'hiladclphla, 890 in Alleghany and 600 in^Pittsburg.
HenryWilson council of Natick stands^at the laud of the order in Ma-sachuaetts^in point of work the past term, and also^in financial standing.
Theper capita tux for the benefit of the^grand council of Pennsylvania has^Increased from 76 to 80 cents.