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. TME SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY. MAY 24, 1S91.
NEWS OF THE "LODGES.
WHAT IS GOING ON AMONG TJIH
Oltiny amttors of Interest In Masonic Clr
cIoh A Notable OccnHlnn Notes ftom
llcchnbllo XjoiIrcs The Golden Cross.
Tho following Masouln bodies meet upon
the evenings of the ensuing week:
Unbordinutc Lodges, Masonic Temple
Dawson No. 10, Mondny, 2oth; Federal No. 1,
Tuesday, 2Glh; New Jerusalem No. 0, Thurs
A. A. S. It. Sanctuary, 1C07 G street Bluc
ltoom: Arminlus No. 25, Monday, 25th;
Acacia No. 18, Tuesday, 20th. Cathedral :
Harmony No. 17, Thursday, 28th.
Masonic Hal), Georgetown George C.
Whiting No. 22, Thursday, 2Sth.
Masonic Hall, Brightwood StanBhury No.
24, Monday, 25th.
Royal Arch Chapters. Masonic Temple
Mount Vernon No. 3, Monday, 25th; Wash
ington No. 2, Thursday, 28th.
Masonic Hall, Georgetown Potomac No. 8,
Tuisday, 20 th.
Commandcrics Knights Templar. Masonic
Temple De Moley No. 4, Tuesday, 20th;
Washington No. 1, Wednesday, 27th.
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Sanc
tuary, 1007 G street: Robert do Bruce Coun
cil of Kadosh, Tuesday, 20th.
St. John's Lodge No. 11 will hold a special
meeting on Tuesday evening. The 1st nud 2d
degrees will bo conferred.
The meeting of Washington Council of
Royal and Select Masters falls this month on
Decoration Duy, tho last day, 31st, being
Bro. Joseph C. Taylor, 33d degree, is still
seriously indisposed, and expressions of regret
are heard on ail tides that his recovery is not
Tho month of May having five Fridays, St.
John's Lodge No. 11, Hope Lodge No. 20,
and Eureka Chapter No. 4 will not hold
stated meetings this week. - s
Bro. James H. Trimble, the janitor of tho
Scottish Rite Sanctuary, is making many
friends by the kindness and courtesy he ex
tends to visitors and guests of tho various
bodies which meet in the building. He is also
a complete encyclopedia on local Masonic
matters and at all times is brimful of news and
The many fi lends of F. G. Alexander will be
glad to hear that be has purchased a half in
terest in the "Tally-ho" stables and, with the
assistance of Mr. Charles Keese, will conduct
the Washington branch of the business. Bro.
McCaully, tho other partner, will take charge
of the Cace May branch of the stable during
the summer, wnile another branch will bo lo
cated at Deer Park, under tho management of
Mr. Edward Hoge. The many friends of Bro.
Alexander warmly congratulate him upon his
new business move, and his energy and busi
ness ability will undoubtedly add to tho high
reputation of the stables.
Conferring of Degrees. Arminius Lodge
No. 25 will work the 3d degree Monday even
lug. Potomac Chapter No. 8 will confer the
ltoyal Arch Tuesday evening. Dawson Lodge
No. 10 will work the 1st degree Monday even
ing. New Jerusalem Lodge No. 9 will work
the 3d degree Thursday evening. De Molay
dommandery No. 4 will work tho Order of tho
Red Cross Tuesday evening. Stansbury
Lodge No. 24 will work the 2d or 3d degree
Monday evening. Harmony Lodge No. 17
will work the 1st degree Thursday evening.
Mount Vernon Chapter No. 3 will work the
Past and Most Excellent degrees Monday
evening. Washington Chapter No. 2 will
work tho Past and Most Excellent degrees
Immediately following tho funeral of Bro.
Yates tho solemn and impressive services of
the obsequies of a Knight Rose Croix were
hold over the remains of Alonzo Joel Marsh,
32d degree, a very prominent Scottish Rite
Mason and 'one of the board of trustees of
the sanctuary. The beautiful services of tho
18th degree was rendered by tho officers of tho
chapter in a very impressive manner, tho sad
ness of the 6ceuo being enhanced by the deep
feeling which every ofllcer displayed in render
ing his part of the ritual. Bro. Marsh was the
personal friend of nearly every one of tho
knights who assisted in tho ceremouies, and at
times tho remembrance of tho ties which ex
isted between them caused a tremble in their
voices which was more touching than the
pathos of tho last rites, which they were ren
dering. At the conclusion of tho service
Albeit Pike Consistory escorted tho remains
to tho Baltimore and Potomac depot, whence
they were forwarded to Jamestown, N. Y., in
charge of L. Cabell Williamson, 32d degree,
as a special guard of honor.
Bro. Lurtin R. Ginn, tho Worshipful
Mastor of Harmony Lodge No. 17, is exceed
ingly busy arranging for tho meeting of the
General Board of tho Masonic Relief Associa
tion, which will be held in this city next fall.
Delegates from all sections of the. United
States and Canada, will bo present, and as
.secretary of tho local board Bro. 'Ginn is
working jealously to secure for them a
nleasant sojourn in our city. In this regard
lie is being ably assisted by Thomas J. Gibbs,
President; J. N. Birchhead, Vice President;
W. II. Douglas, Treasurer, and Bros. Howard
M. Gillmau, Charles I. James, and T. John
Newton, who, together with tho secretary for
the executive committee of tho local board.
Tho delegates from tho soyoral lodges are also
deeply interested, and are working earnestly
for tho success of the meeting, and when the
foreign brethren leave our city they will un
doubtedly carry with them many pleasant
remembrances of the hospitality of tho
jurisdiction and good opinions of tho ability
of tho brethien who givo so much of their
time in the worthy cause of Masonic relief.
Lebanon Lodge No. 7, of this jurisdiction,
chartered a special train last Tuesday even
ing for the purpose of repaying the visit
which was made them last year by St. John's
iodgo No. 34, of Baltimore. On the arrival
in Baltimore St. John's Lodge was found in
waiting at the depot, and, headed by tho great
Southern Band, escorted tho Washingtonlans
to the old court-house, now occupied by the
Masonic fraternity. After welcoming the
visitors Worshipful Master Joseph A. Clark
son invited all present to adjourn to the ban
quet table, where Jie presided, with E. J.
Bernhard, W. M. of Lebanou Lodge, on his
right, and M, W. Bro. Thomas J. Shryock,
Grand Master of Maryland, on his left. A
delicious menu was discussed, after which
the following toasts were responded to:
"Grand Lodge of tho District of Columbia,"
"Thomas F. Glbbs, Grand Master; "Grand
Lodge of Maryland," Thomas J. Shrvock,
Grand Master: "Lebanon Lodeo No. 7,"" E.
J. Beinhard, W. M.; "St. John's Lodco No.
34," J. A. Clnrkson, W..M.; "Our Visiting
Hiethren," George R. Willie; "Masonry, So
dully and Fraternally," Wll lam M. Marine;
"The Tlirco Principal Supports of Free
masonry Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty,"
William R. Singleton, Grand Sec
retary, District of Columbia. W.
J. Blair acted as toastmastor.
Joseph S. Smith, E. B. Harris, T. C. Wilkin
son,.!. W. Lindner, Louis Kussell, and Jnmes
B. Reidcr were tho commltteo of arrange
ments. Tho prettiest incident of tho ovening
was tho presentation by Lebanon Lodge of a
beautiful set of inlaid working tools, in a hand
some case, to St. John's Lodge, which wcro
presented by Past Master II. K. Simpson, in
what was considered ono of the most ablo nnd
eloquent addresses of tho ovening. Among
tho Washingtonians present were W. C. Blck
ford, W. R. Singleton, F. G. Alexander, H.
Standiford, fosoph Brunmctt, II. S.Merrill, T.
ii. l'oung, .ucut. vcnaDic,. of tho Navy; Dr.
Fraud "Wood, of tho Navy; Jesse W. Lee, E.
T. Tippctt, E. J. Bernhard, William Watson,
L. D. Wilson, D. G. Dixon. Tliomas Lavlor.
T. II. Young, 3. R. Waters, A. K. Luid, J. B.
Forker, C. P. Bourne, Val. Ruebson, and
about ono hundred brethren of Lebanon and
Nearly every ofllcer of tho Grand Lodge
was present at tho funoral of Past Grand Sec
retary Yates last Sunday. Tho services of tho
bluo lodge was read by tho Grand Master,
Thomas F. Glbbs, In tho chapel of tho ceme
tery. The choir, Bros. Miller, Pearson, Black
mar, and Hancock, sang with much expres
sion tho Master Mason Chant, nud tho hymn
"Abide With Me." Tho entire service was
very impressive. The members of Mt. Vcr-,
non Chapter attended tho funeral with Har
mony Lodge in tho capacity of Master Masons,
Mithras Lodge of Perfection being represented
by R. W. Hardy and W. Hamilton Smith, both
Past Masters of Harmony Lodtre, who, with
Past Masters E.J. Bardcn aiuTO. S. Firmin,
representing Harmony Lodge; Past Masters
W. II. Webster and J. II. Austin, represent
ing the Grand Lodge, and T. W. Cridlcr and
J. H. Pickall, representing Mount Vernon
Chapter No. 3, constituted tho pall-beaicrs.
Tho services at the cathedral wcro conducted
by the Rev. Dr. Stiner, and chaplain of the
lodge,. Bro. Levi H. York, who delivered an
eloquent address relative to the life and char
acter of the deceased.
Since tho publication of tho Rose Croix
burial service in Tun Sunday IIeiiald, three
weeks ago, the Masonic writer has been often
questioned by brethren of the order regarding
the origin and history of tho degree. Iu the
Richmond (Va.) Dispatch recently appeared
an article, which, taken from vailous Masonic
authorities, is condensed and authentic and
gives a very clear insight into a degree which
is not generally known or understood outside
of tho Scottish Rite circles, extracts from
which are quoted in this article. It is very
widely diffused, being the 18th of the Scottish
Rite, the 7th of the French or Modem, tho 18th
of the Council of Emperors of tho East and
West, the 2d of tho Royal Order of Scotland,
tho 12th of tho Elect of Truth, and the 7th of
tho Philadelphcs. In some bodies of Knights
Templar it is sometimes, but rarely con
ferred. It was of more frequent occur
rence twenty years ago than at tho
present time. Mackcy, a distinguished Ma
sonic authority, says it should not be
confounded, as was flnnp,,. ,ny several his
torians of the last century, with the Rosicru
cians, who, however, similar in name, were
only a hermctric or alchemical order. The
Roslcruclans and the Roso Croix, even deiiv
ing their names in a different way, the former
is from ros, signifying clear, and croir, tho
crose, a chemical hieroglyphic of light. In
Masonry the term Rose Croix cross and rose
is used, of course, in the Christian sense. Ac
cording to tradition, tho Roso Croix was in
stituted by Robert Bruce just after tho battle
of Bannockburn, in tho jear 1314, who estab
lished tho chief seat of tho order at Kilwin
ning. In the year 1747 Prince Charles Ed
ward, commonly known as tho Young Pre
tender, soon after his return to Franco, follow
ing his Ill-fated expedition, established in tho
city of Arras a Roso Croix body, with tho title
of "Chapitro Primordial do Rose Croix." Tho
patent or charter Is extaut In ,Avhlch Charles
Edward styles himself "King of England,
France, Scotland, nnd Ireland, ns such
Soverign Grand Master of Hcrodem, known
under the title of tho Eagle and Pelican and
since our sorrows and misfortunes under that
of Roso Croix." Baron Westerode, in 1784,
supposes it to have been instituted by the
Templars in Palestine in the twelfth century,
it being derived from Ormesius, a converted
Egyptian priest. Ragon attributes it to a
Monk named Andrea in tho sixteenth century.
Clarcl affirms that the degree was founded
by Jesuits, while Dr. Oliver states it exisited
as a cabalistic science in Egypt, Greece, and
Rome, and was also known to tho
Jews and Moors. In tho Southern juris
diction of tho Scottish Rite of tho United
States tho Roso Croix, while regarded as
, eminently Christian in design and sentiment.
By a liberal interpretation it has been rendered
less sectarian and moro latitudlnarian in scope
than In other jurisdictions, in which this de
gree Is strictly oithodox from tho standpoint
of evangelical Christianity, and is conferred In
magnificent style, with Mozart's Twelfth Mass
and other compositions of tho Church intro
duced. Its ritual is remarkable for tho beauty
and elegance of its diction. Virtue and humil
ity aro tho foundations of this sublime degree.
"A man's life," it has been said, "is laid in tho
loom of time, to a pattern which ho does not
see, but God does, nud his heart is a shuttle
On ono side of tho loom is sorrow and on tho
other joy; and tho shuttle, struck alternately
by each, lllcs back and forth, carrying tho
thread, which is black or white as tho pattern
needs, and in tho cud, when God shall lift up
tho finished garment and all its changing hues
shall glance out, it will then appear that tho
deep and dark colors were as needful to beauty
as tho light and high colors," Tho symbolism
of tho degree is extremely intricate, hut never
theless a ueautiful and instructive study. Tho
cross, tho rose, tho pelican, aud the eagle aro
all importaut symbols, tho explanation of
which will go far to a comprchenrion of what
is tho true design of tho Roso Croix degree.
OslriB Lodgo No. 20, which was constituted
on tho 21st of May, 1890, celebrated its anni
versary by a reception to its members and
their families last Thursday. Tho doors of the
Cathedral room wero thrown open to tho
guests at 7 P. M., and shortly thereafter tho
brilliantly-lighted room was well filled, All
wero in full dress, the members wearing their
decorations and jewels, except in some cases
where they wero worn by the wife of tho mem
ber. At 7:80 tho choir of the lodgo opened
the exercises with a song, well rendered by a
quartette consisting of Bros. Buchanan, Han
cock, Holmes, and Abbott. Fred. E. Tasker,
tho Worshipful Mastor, then deliv
ered an address of welcome to thoso
S resent, after which a general introduc
on followed. Many pleasaut acquain
tances were made and in some cases
old ones were renewed. During the evening
tho guests wore favorod with a solo by Bro.
Charles W. Hancock, a duet by Bros.
Buchanan and Hancock, a mystical pleco of
music said to havo been borrowed from tho
third dosrrce was sung by tho full choir, a solo
by Mls Xarlfa Hancock, which was enthusi
astically encored, and a welcome song ren
dered by a quartette. At 9 o'clock tho partv
repaired to tho banquet-room of tho Scottish
Rite Hall, which was handsomely decorated
with flags and plants, wbilo tho tables wcro
loaded with flowers, fruits, and every eood
thing Imaginable. Tho capacity of tho hall
was taxed to its utmost, but tho supplies from
tho kitchen seemed inexhaustible. Thero
was a profusion of everything, just ns thero
was on tlio former occasions when
Osiris Lodgo occupied tho banquet-room.
Tho Worshipful Master, Fred. B. Tasker,
presided at tho table, Mrs. Tasker on his left.
On his right wero Mr. and Mrs. William Oscar
Roomo, and tho wardens had charao of tho
different tables. Among thoso present not
nlroady mentioned wero Mr. nnd Mrs. L. C.
Williamson, Dr. and Mrs. L. M. Taylor, Mr.
and Mrs. Howard T. Woods. Charles A. Rid
dlo and Miss Hcrschbach, Mrs. F. II. Roomo,
Dr. and Mrs. Edward Roome, nonry Holla
and Miss Lolla Roome, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Herman, Mr. and Mrs. Samuol Ilermnn, Mr.
and Mrs. David Strauss, Mr. aud Mrs. Charles
S. Hycr, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Wobb, Mrs. C. A.
Bean, Samuel Opponbelmer and wife, J. W.
and Mrs. Van VIeck, Samuel aud Mrs.
Stoiner, Joseph II. nnd Mrs. Hunter, David
M. Cridler aud Miss Stella Smyth, Miss Sallio
R. Cridlcr, J. B. and Mrs. Trudglan, Miss E.
C. VanVleck, William Van Vlcck, William
Garner, M. Barnett and tho Misses
Barnott, Leonard Gricble, W. W. Dan
enhower, Jr., Miss S. M. Swait, Miss Vir
ginia Parmer, Miss Virginia Williams,
Alex. R. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. William G.
Burns. Mrs. L. O. Smith, Charles H. Parker,
Miss Eva J. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Scars, Mr. A. M Lambeth and Miss Park
Lambeth, Mr. C. L. Dlehl, Mr. W. n.
Youmans, Mr. O. F. Chisholm, Mr. and Mrs.
Calvin Farnsworth, Mr. and Mrs. J. Herzoe,
Mr. nnd Mrs. A. Hclraer, Mr. and Mrs. T. A.
Harding. Mrs. F. II. Mablo, Mr. John W.
Keesc, Mr. and Mrs. Henry White, Rev.
Josinh B. Perry, Miss Frances ltoome, Miss
Xarifa Hancock, Mr. W. L. Moore, wife, and
sister, Mrs. Smith, Mr. Joseph A. Baur and
Lizzie M. Baur, Mr. Joseph C. Taylor,
Mr. Jacob G. Cohen. Mrs. M. Cohen,
Mr. William II. Barstow, Miss S.
M. Barstow, Miss Jennie Ramsdell,
Dr. and Mrs. Aaron Baldwin, Miss Shay, Max
Cohen, Samucd Fisher, Dr. Meyer Herman, L.
D. and Mrs. Rouzer, E. B. and Mrs. Kollocg,
William D. Foos and Mrs. K. Muller,Miss
Carrie Andrews, William Andrews, Mrs.
Belle Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Tracv,
Mr. and Mrs. George D. WyckofT, Mrs. J.
Myeis, Mrs. C. Latterner, Mr! and Mrs. Solo
mon Ilirsh, David Jackson, Miss Rosa Jack
sou, Miss Hannah Coleman, Mr. aud Mrs.
Julius Sondheimer, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P.
Herman, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Salomon,
Miss Ray Salomon, William L. Boyden and
Miss Eva Austin, Edward Richard and MI6S
Roso Richard, Isaac and Mrs. Haas, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank C. Scrivener, J. A. Cahill and
Miss Otle G. Nelson, and Past Master
Thomas J. Edwards. Addresses wero made
by Past Master William Oscar Roome, Past
Master L. C. Williamson, Joseph C. Taylor,
Joseph P. Herman, Dr. Aaron Baldwin, Max
Cohen, and David M. Cridler, tho chairman
of the committee of arrangements. The fes
tivities wero kept up till a late hour, and tho
ladies went homo all of them zealous OslriB
Golden Gross Notes.
National Commandory to-morrow evening
at Harris's Hall will confer the degrees on
three candidates Goodwill Commandory
to-morrow evening will confer the degrees on
two candidates Columbia Commanderyon
Tuesday evening will confer degrees on fifteen
candidates At tho last meeting of St.
John's Commandory, Past Noblo Commander
W. II. Pope, of Goodwill Commandery, pre
sided. Application for membership was re
ceived from Miss Jennie C. Bean. Sir Knight
V. E. Graham announced the death of Sir
Knight Morgan F. Mount. A committee, con
sisting of Sir Knights John N. Ehlo, W. E.
Graham, and Lady Sarah M. Howe,
was appointed to draft resolutions on
the death of tho late Sir Knight
At tho last meetiugof Anacostia Command
ery a large number were present, including
Noblo Commander J. F. Kilgore, Sir Knights
J. B. Diver, Frank E. Newton, LadlesMartha
J. and Mary E. Peebody, Anna L. Slack,
Anna M. Neyhart, and Anna M. Russell, of
Capital Commandery, and Sir Knights F. R.
Johnson and W. H. Pope, and Ladles Johnson
and Payne, of Goodwill Commandery. Noble
Commander Simouds welcomed tho visitors in
a neat speech, and was followed by Sir Knights
Watson, Pitcher, Dony, and most of tho visi
tors. The commandery voted to visit Capital
Commandery on next Saturday evening.
After closing, the committee on tho
good of tho order escorted tho mem
bers and visitors to tho entertainment
of "Tho King's Daughters," at tho M. E.
Church, where refreshments wero served
At the regular meeting of Mount Vernon
Commandery Vice Noblo Commander Miss
Emma V. Dulin presided. Application for
membership was received from Alfred C.
Howcot. W. A. Megrath was elected to
membership. Sir Knight J. II. A. Fowler re
ported resolutions expressing the sorrow of
tho commandery at tho death of the lato Sir
Knight, Dr. It. G. Mauss, which wero
unanimously adopted. Dr. Harlem It. Street
was elected a medical examiner. Sir Knight
W. II. Pope, of Goodwill Commandery, on
behalf of that commandery, presented to
Mount Vernon Coramanncry the emblem of
tho order, a golden cross and pedestal, which
was accepted with tho thanks of tho com
mandory by Sir Knight M. L. Venablo. Re
freshments wero served by tho ladies At
tho regular meeting of Meridian Commandery
Friday evening Noblo Commander Charles
L. Patten presided. There was a largo at
tendance, Jncludine as visitors Sir Knights 'J.
B. Diver, Frank E. Newton, and Ladles Mary
E. Peabody aud Anna L. Slack, of Capital;
Sir Knights W. E. Graham, of St. John's, and
W. H. Pope, of Goodwill. Remarks on the
good of tho order wero made by the visiting
sir knights and ladies, and also by Noble
Commander Patten, Sir Knights J. N. Gran
ger, Fred E, Woodward, W. T. Kent, L, M.
Mooers, and others.
Independent Order of Mechanics.
At Lafayetto Lodgo No. 18 Thursday Bro.
Reed was reported well. Bro. Frank Brlen is
Improving rapidly. Bro, W. L. Steele loft the
city Monday for Strasburg hoping to benefit
his health. When last heard from Bro. A.
Swallow was In Oklahoma and in good health.
Past Supremo Ruler James Johnson, of Mary
land, addressed the lodge at somo length.
Past Master Whltlock, of the samo jurisdic
tion was present.
Odd nnd End Sale.
Ninety-eight pairs ladles' French dongola
boots, in opera and common sense, at SI. 93,
reduced from 3.50 and $3. National Hotel
Shoo Store, 499 Pennsylvania avenue northwest.
Independent Order of Itcchabitcs.
Golden Rule Tent No. 37 (Juniors) was In
8titutcd in Alexandria, Wednesday evening,
by Past High Chief Ruler J. J. Murray, as
sisted by High Sccretnry-Trensurer L. II.
Patterson, Deputy High Chief Ruler Edgar
Thompson, and Past Chief Ruler Ollio Mur
ray, with tho following officers: Edgar Thomp
son, Shepherd; Gcorgo Lyles, Counsellor;
Georgo L. Young, Treasurer; John B. Griffin,
Past Chief Ruler; Daniel E. Warder, Chief
Ruler; Arthur Arnold, Deputy Ruler; Charles
Butts, Recording Secretary; Leonard Boyer, Fi
nancial Secretary; Archie Yountr, Lovite; John
L. Young, Iusldo Guard; JnmeB Griffin, Out
sido Guard. Tho Juniors aro under the super
vision of Golden RuloTont No. 33, (Woman's
Branch,) af tor which their tent was namod
A delegation from tho District vleitod Golden
Rulo Tout No. 33, Aloxnndria, Wednesday
evening. After tho usual business an interest
ing good-of-ordor programmo was presented
as follows: Singing by a quartetto, Miss Flor
ence Lyles and sister and Miss Minnie Javena
nnd sister; remarks by High Secretary-Treasurer
L. H. Patterson; recitation, Miss Florence
Lyles; remarks, Mrs. Lida Murray, Deputy
High Chlof Ruler, and Bro. Gcorgo L. Young;
song, Miss Minnie Javens: remarks by
Deputy High Chief Ruler Edgar Thomp
son and Past Chlof Ruler J. J. Murray;
vocal solo, Miss Florenco Lyles. Refresh
ments wero then served. Tho now tent Is to
bo instituted In Clements Hall, K Btreot,
between Sixth und Seventh streets northwest,
next Saturday ovening Tho Friendship
Juniors bnvo their tickets out for an excursion
to River View on the 24th of next month
Mies Florence Lyles.of Golden Rulo Tent, Alex
andria, Is visiting Mrs. Lida Murray, Deputy
High Chief Ruior, of Purity Tent No. 4, this
city Purity Tout No. 4,( Woman's Branch,)
Odd Follows' Hall, Navy Yard, will bo visited
by Golden Rulo Tent, of Alexandria, to-morrow
night High Secretary-Treasurer L. H.
Patterson has during tho past week sent sup
ples for tents to Now York, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, aud West Virginia.
The Progressive Benefit Order.
Tho supreme officers of the Progressive
Benefit Order of tho United States will visit
this city to-day and Monday, and will bo en
tertained by tho subordinate lodges of this
city. On Monday evening a complimentary
literary and musical reception will bo ten
dered the supreme officers at the Academy of
Music, on which occasion somo of the best
talent of this District will take part. Tlio
order Is growing rapidly m this city, and it is
expected that thero will bo a largo crowd in
attendance. The eight boxes will bo occu-
Sled by the following people: Commissioner
'ouglass and friends, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Goldsmith and a party of friends, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert L. Downing and friends of their
company, Mis. I. Gnns and relatives from
Chicago, Deputy Pension Commissioner Lin
coln and ladies, Commissioner Ross and
friends, Supreme President Davey and frionds
from Boston.and ox-Commissioner L. G. Hino
and a party of friends.
LAYING THE CORNERSTONE.
Tlio Interesting: Exorcises tit Glen Echo
The laying of the cornerstone of tho amphl
theatro at Glen Echo Chautauqua on Wednes
day, at 4:30 P. M., was a notable event in tho
history of Washington. The day was overcast,
but the rain did not begin to fall until after
tho close of the ceremonies. A largo crowd
were grouped about the entrance to tho im
mense building, seated on tho hillsides or
standing in picturesque groups. The npex of
tho amphitheatre was tho support of tho flag
staff, from which tho national colors floated
gaily, while bright bunting was draped on tho
sides of the lantern and floated from tho piers
of the great auditorium. Tho roof is sheeted,
and the flooring and seating are rapidly ap
proaching completion. For a time tho rap-a-tap
of tho hammer and buzz of the saw wero
silenced and the workmen sat on tho roof
pleased spectators of tho scene below. A
rough scaffolding had been thrown across the
great doorway, and on it stood tho clergy
men present who wero to participate in tho
exercises, tho president of tho board of
directors, Mr. Edwin Baltzley, and tho mem
bers of tho board, with Dr. A. H. Glllet, the
chancellor, who acted as master of ceremo
nies. Tho cornerstone was on tho right hand.
Dr. Gillet stated In a few appropriate words
tho object of the gathering, after which tho
Schubert Quartotto sung tho Lord's Prayer in
an impressive manner. Tho invocation was
made by the Rev. Dr. Elliott, of tho Foundry
M. E. Church. Selections of Scripture wero
read by Dr. A. F. Steele, of St. Mark's Epis
copal Church, followed by Rev. Dr. Power, of
Vermont-avenue Christian Church. Rov. S.
M. Newman, of tho Congregational Church,
and Rov. Scott Hersboy, of the Second Baptist
Church, spoke. Tho address of William B.
Powell, superintendent of the public schools,
followed. Rev. Georgo II. Corey, D. D., of
tho Metropolitan, and Rev. It. It. Shlppon, D.
D., pastor of All Souls' Unitarian Church,
with William T. Harris, United States Com
missioner of Education, who made tho closing
remarks. All these gentlemen testified to the
benefits to society to bo derived from Chau
tauqua Ideas, and of their confidence in this
last born of them all. All tho speeches
abounded in enthusiasm, and wero listened
to with attention, and frequently punctured
with applause. Dr. Glllet then read an article
1repared and 6igned by tho directors,
le also read a list of other things
to bo deposited In tho box, among
which wero congratulatory autograph
letters from President Harrison, with auto
graph letters from tho members of the Cabi
net nnd other public officials. Dr. Gillet re
ferred in appreciative terras to tho work dono
by Mrs. S. B. Jennings, Clara Barton, and
other members of tho ladies' exeeutivo board,
and also by Mrs. Sarah A. Spencer, president
of tho ladles' board of promotion, and asked
that Clara Barton be honored with tho Chau
tauqua salute, which was given with a will.
The friends of Mrs. S. B. Jonnincs, who first
suggested tho idea of a Glen Echo Chau
tauqua to its founders, the Baltzley brothers,
thought that sho Bhould havo been lucluded
in this compliment.
Odd and End Sale.
Two hundred and fifty pairs gents' fine calf
and kangaroo Oxford ties, at $3, reduced
from $4. National Hotel Shoo Store, 499
Pennsylvania avenue northwest.
As an Investment or for a suburban home,
no subdivision around Washington possesses
moro advantages than tho Northwestern Im-
Erovemeut Company at Alexandria, managed
y Mr. A. M. Gorman, COS Thirteenth street.
Try a glass of Ballantlue's Pale Extra Beer.
It is the finest on tho market,
Tho Bellvuo Dairy Farm's bottled milk is
pronounced "The Best."
BEAUTIPUIj JAPANESE CUSTOM.
The Poetic Manner in Which tho Bend
San Francisco Argonaut.
Once n year a beautiful spectacle can be seen
along tho ocean coast and on every lake of
which thero aro many In Japan. It is tho
feast the Japanese make to tho spirits of their
departed friends. None aro so rich and en
lightened that do not join in this, and thero
are none so poor in goods and tho old faith
that they do not claim their portion. Every
family brings to tho water's edge at nightfall
a paper boat freighted with rice and other
edibles for tho ghosts. Tho boat Is any sizo
they please, according to their tastes and
purse, and somo of tho wealthier Japs expand
on this occasion with boats twenty feet long.
These boats, in addition to thoir sweet
and toothsome cargoes, aro rigged with
gay Japanese lanterns, and, with theso
nil alight, at a general signal the fleet is
launched. No moro beautiful spectacle can
be found than this vast flotilla of paper schal
lops presents, when, with every colored
lantern lighted, it silently picks its courso
Bcnwnrd to tho homo of thoso loving souls
who havo gone before and who aro now to bo
reminded of their friends of earth by an old
time, familiar feast. Thousands of Japs
join in this who havo not tho slightest belief
in its spirit, and it will no doubt always live in
its tender, sentimental beauty. As it is,
hundreds of Amcricaus and Europeans join in
and launch their boats with all the fervor of
tho Japs themselves, regarding tho whole pro
ceeding as in the nature of a Japanese Fourth
Only Line to Hagcrstown via Wash
ington. On account of annual meeting of German
Baptists at Hngerstown tho Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad Company will sell round-trip
excursion tickets to that point at rato of ono
faro for round trip. From Baltimore round
trip rate will be only $2.50, and from Wash
ington $2.30. Tickets valid for return pas
sage until Juno 15, 1S91. Sale of tickets at
this low rato will begin May 25, and continuo
until Juno 5, inclusive. Tho Baltimore and
Ohio is tho only routo to Hagcrstown via
Washington, and tickets will bo good to stop
off at the Capital going and returning. Seo
published schedule for time of trains for and
It is said that the Northwestern Improve
ment Company at Alexandria, managed by
Mr. A. M. Gorman, 003 Thirteenth street, will
be a thing of beauty when completed.
PROPOSALS FOR .SUPPLIES. OFFICE
of Public Buildings and Grounds, War
Department, Washington, D. C, May 9, 1891.
Sealed proposals, in duplicate, will be re
ceived at this office until 12 o'clock noon
TUESDAY, June 9, for furnishing supplies re
quired from time to time during tho fiscal
year ending June 30, 1892, as follows: Class 1,
florists' supplies; Class 2, flower pots; Class
3, paints, oils, etc.; Class 4, hardware; Class
5, agricultural implements, etc.; Class 6,
electric light and battery supplies; Class 7,
drain pine; Class 8, stationery; Class 9, ma
nure; Class 10, sand and gravel; Class 11,
soil; Class 12, ice; Class 13, limo and cement;
Class 14, bricks; Class 15, sod; Class 10, fuel;
Class 17, lumber, etc.; Class 18, use of teams;
Class 19, bulbs. A separate proposal for
each class is desired. Each envelope should
be Indorsed so as to indicate tho class for
which tho inclosed proposal was made. Pref
erence will bo given to articles of domestic
manufacture, conditions of quality and price,
(including in the price of foreign productions
or manufactures the duty thereon,) being
equal. Attontiou is invited to Acts of Con
gress approved February 20, 1885, and Febru
ary 23, 1887, Vol. 23, page 332, and Vol. 24,
page 414, Statutes at Large. Tho right is re
served to reject any and all proposals. Forms
and specifications can be obtained at this of
flce. O. H. ERNST, Colonel, U. S. Army.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, MAY 18,
1891. Sealed proposals will bo received
at tho office of the Assistant Superintendent
for furnishing supplies for use of the Treasury
Department, in the city of Washington, D. C
for tho fiscal year ending Juno 30, 1892, and
they will bo opened at 2 o'clock P. M. on the
following-named days: For removing ashes,
cleaning carpets, washing towels, andfor Ice,1
MONDAY, Juno 8, 1891; for lumber, forage,
fuel, andtho purchase of waste paper, TUES
DAY, Juno 9, 1891; for file-holders, painters'
materials, apd plumbers' materials, WEDNES
DAY, June 10, 1891; for hardware and furni
ture, THURSDAY. June 11,1891; formiscella
neous supplies, FRIDAY, Juno 12, 1891.
Printed schedules containing instructions to
bidders may be had at the office of the Assistant
Superintendent. Tho Department reserves tho
right to reject any or all bids, or parts of any
bid, and to waive defects. CHARLES FOS
TER, Secretary. my24,31,jo7
ROPOSALS FOR DRAYAGE, ETC.
Depot Quartermaster's Office, Washing
ton, D. C, May 18, 1891. Sealed proposals,
in triplicate, subject to usual conditions, will
bo received hero until 11 o'clock A, M. THURS
DAY, Juno 18, 1891, and then opened, for
handling and hauling public property during
the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1891, be
tween and at Washington, D. C, and neigh
boring points. Tho right is reserved to reject
any or all bids offered. Forms for bids and
any information required will be furnished on
application to this office. Envelopes contain
ing proposals should be marked "Proposals
for Drayage, etc.," and addressed to G. B.
DANDY, Deputy Quartermaster General, U.
8. A., Depot Quartermaster. my24-3t8
PROPOSALS FOR DREDGING.
United States Engineer Office, 001
Eighteenth street northwest, Washington, D.
0 May 7, 1891. Sealed proposals, in tripli
cate, for dredging in tho Potomac River and
its Eastern Branch, at Washington, D. C
will be received at this office until 12 M. on
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 1891. Tho attention of
bidders is invited to tho acts of Congress ap
proved February 20, 188?, and February 23,
1887, vol. 23, p. 332, and vol. 24, p. 414, Stat-utesi-at-largo.
For specifications, forms of
bid, and other information apply at this office.
PETER C. UA1NS, Lieut. Col. of Engiueors.
DEPOT QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE.
Washington, D. C, May 10, 1891.
Sealed proposals, in triplicate, subject to
usual conditions, will be received hero until 11
o'clock A. M. MONDAY, Juuo 15, 1891, and
then opened, for furnishing during the fiscal
year commencing July 1, 1891, such fuel, for
ago, straw, bran, and miueral oil as may bo
required. All information required will bo
furnished on application tP this office. En
velopes containing proposals 6hould bo
marked "Pioposals for Fuel, Forage, Etc , or
Oil," (as may be,) and addiessed to G. B.
DANDY, Deputy Quartermaster General, U.
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