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ST. JOHN'S DAY, JUNE 24
i l>y EtUgene Griffin)
Among tin 1 ancients every Temple, Altar,
statue or sacred place was dedicated to some
The Romihiim, during the Republic, confided
Iliis duly to their consuls, censors or other
chief magistrates, and afterward to Em
According to the Paripian law, the dedi
cation must have been authorized by a de
cree of the Senate mid the people and the
(•onsen! of the College Augurs.
The ceremony consisted of surounding the
Temple or object to be dedicated with gar
lands of flowers, while the vestal virgins
poured on the exterior of Temple lustral
The dedication was completed by a formu
la of words uttered by the pontiff and the
immolation of the victim, whose entrails were
placed upon an altar of lurf.
The dedication of the Temple whs always
a festival For the people and was annually
While tlic Pagans dedicated their Temples
to different deities, (sometimes to the joint
worship of several), the Monotheistic (Mo
noth-e-istic i Jews dedicated their religious
edifices to one Supreme -Jehovah. Thus.
David dedicated with solemn ceremonies the
altar which lie erected on the thresh-floor of
Oran the Jebusite, after the cessation of the
plague which had afflicted his people; and
Calmet (Cal-ina) conjectures that he com
posed the 30th I'salm on this occasion.
The Jews extended this ceremony of dedi
cation even to their private homes, and
Clark tells us, in reference to a passage on
this subject in the Hook of Deuteronomy, that
"It was a custom of Israel to dedicate a
new house to God with prayer and thanks
giving; and this was done in order to secure
the Divine presence and blessing, for no
pious or sensible man could imagine he could
dwell safely in a house that was not under
the immediate protection of God.
According to the learned Seldon, there was
a distinction among the .lews between con
secration and dedication. Dedication was,
therefore, a less sacred ceremony than con
This distinction has always been preserved
among Christians, many of whom, and in
the early ages, all, consecrate their Churches
to the worship of God, but dedicate them,
or place them under the especial patronage
of some particular Saint.
A similar practice prevails in Masonic in
stitutions; therefore while we consecrate our
Lodges "To the honor of God's glory," we
dedicate them to the Patrons of our Order.
From the time of the building of the first
Temple at Jerusalem to the Babylonian cap
tivity iraditVon informs ns that Masonic
Lodges were dedicated to King Solomon, be
cause he was our first Most Excellent Grand
Master. From thence to the coming of the
Messiah, they were dedicated to Zurabbable,
the builder of the second Temple; then in
the 16th century, St. John the Baptist
seemed to have been considered as the pe
culiar Patron of Freemasonry, and from that
time to the final destruction of the Temple
by Titus in the reign of Vespasion (Ves
pa-zhi-an)? Freemasonry was dedicated to
the Holy St. John the Baptist.
Bui owing to the many massacres and
disorders which attended that memorable
event, Freemasonry sank very much into de
cay; many lodges were entirely broken up,
and but a few met in sufficient numbers to
constitute their legality; and at a general
meeting of the Craft held in the City of
Benjamin, it was observed that the principal
reason for the decline of Freemasonry was
the want of a Grand Master to patronize it.
They therefore deputized seven of their
most eminent members to wait upon St. John
ilif Evangelist who at that time was Bishop
of Ephesua (Ef-e-sus), requesting him to
lake the office of Grand Master. He re
turned for answer, that though well stricken
in years (being upwards of ninety) yet
having been initiated into Masonry in the
tally part of his life, he would take upon
himself that office.
He thereby completed by his learning what
the other St. John effected by his z.eal, and
thus drew what Masons term a "line par
allel." Since that time dedication honors
have been divided and shared by the two
Sts. John, the Baptist and the Evangelist,
and Lodges in all Christian countries arc
universally erected or consecrated to God
nnd dedicated to the Holy Sts. John.
Today we meet to commemorate the sacred
memory of St. John the Baptist, our first
and at one time our only Patron Saint;
whose festival occurs annually on the 24th
of .June and is very generally celebrated by
the Masonic Fraternity.
St. John the Baptist was born in Judea.
six months before Christ, his mother and
Christ's mother being cousins.
He lived an austere life, given up to medi
tations till A. I). 2H when he began to preach
in the deserts of Judaea, announcing that
the Kingdom of Heaven was at hand, and
proclaiming himself to be the harbinger of
He baptized many converts and testified
to the higher mission of Jesus at the time
of his baptism in the river Jordan.
To gratify a vindictive woman, Herod
Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee, caused him to
be beheaded in prison.
St. John the Baptist exemplified the most
excellent tenets of Freemasonry; the stern
integrity which induced him to forego every
minor consideration in discharging his obli
gations he owed to God; the unshaken firm
ness with which he met martyrdom rather
than betray his duty to his Master; his
stead reproval of vice, and continued preach
ing of repentance and virtue make him a
fit Patron of the Masonic Institution, and
a fit stone for that Spiritual Building, that
house not made with hands, eternal in the
That was a most beautiful as well as
impressive ceremony held at the Grace
Presbyterian church last Sunday afternoon,
and was highly enjoyed by all who were
present. The united Masonry of the com
munity did itself proud and set the pace
for other crafts and associations holding
public demonstrations to conduct them on
a high order. With Eddie Gardner in
charge of the ceremonies there was not a
hitch or bobble and those who participated
on the program did so to their everlasting
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF
Mary Mcßride, Plaintiff, vs. Willie Craven Mcßride,
Defendant —No. 143206. Summons by Publication.
The State of Washington, To the said Craven Mc-
You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty
days after the date of the first publication of this
summons, to-wit: within sixty days after the 15th
day of May, 1920, and defend the above entitled
action in the above entitled Court and answer the
complaint of the plaintiff and serve a copy of your
answer upon the undersigned attorney for the plain
tiff at his office below stated and in case of your
failure so to do judgment will be rendered against
you according to the demand of the complaint which
has been filed with the Clerk of said Court.
The object of the above entitled action is to
obtain a divorce on the ground of cruelty a-nd non
Z. B. RAWSON,
Attorney for Plaintiff.
P. O. Address: 617 Pacific Block, Seattle, King
May 15, June 24, 1920.
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Prosecutor Brown seems to be of the opin
ion that a police witness for the state in
Ann's case lied, which prompted another
lawyer to ask. "Is that out of the ordi
Celebrate the coming Fourth of July with
nil your heart Bttd soul, but cut out the
big fire works. They are useless, expensive
and dangerous. Start today to relieve
yourself from the habit.
And now comes Frank T. Gordon and
says: "Cayton's Weekly was in error as to
my birth place, and instead of being born
in Canada, I was born in Illinois and have
but twice set foot on Canadian soil." Mr.
Gordon is a candidate for sheriff of King
IX THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF
Washington for the County of King.
Edward Sweeney and Katherine Sweeney, his wife
plaintiffs, vs. May S. Jones, John Doe Jones
her husband, F. P. Kelly and Jane Doe Kelly
! lis ™w,\ fe' defendants.—No. 142,329. Summons
The State of Washington, to the said F. P. Kelly
and Jane Doe Kelly, his wife, Defendants:
You are hereby summoned to appear within
sixty days after the date of the first publication
oi' this summons, to-wit: within sixty days after
the Ist day of May, A. D. 1920, and defend the
;ibove entitled action in the above entitled Court,
and answer the complaint of the plaintiffs, and
serve a copy of your answer upon the undersined
attorney for plaintiff at his office below stated;
and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will
be rendered against you according to the demand
of the complaint, which has been filed with the
Clerk of said Court. The object of the said action
and the relief sought to be obtained therein is
fully set forth in said complaint, and is briefly
stated as follows: Cancellation of real estate
contract for conditions broken and effecting East
187 feet of the North 285 feet of tract 22 of Lake
Dell Addition to the City of Seattle, King County,
Z. B. RAWSON,
Attorney for Plaintiffs.
P. O. Address: 617 Pacific Block, Seattle, County
of King, Washington.
May l-.Tune 13. 1920.
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