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sheet JOCMi. A Few Open Secrets of the Secret Socie ties of St. Paul. THE RECORD OF FREE MASONRY. Its History Since] 1840 and Its Pro gress During the Year. x THE THREE MYSTIC LINES. , * . Splendid Progress of the Odd Fellows' •Ledges During the Twelve Month.' THE SEW ORDER OF TE3IPLARISM. The A. 0. U. W., Druids, Knights of Pythias and B'nai B'rith. i FREE MASONRY. The Masonic order is the most ancient — the parent —of all other secret and benev olent societies. The fundamental princi ples of all other associations were derived from Free Masonry to a greater or less ex tent. Its history reaches back into the dim and distant past, where both sacred and profane records are lost in obscurity and compelled to deal in tradition? of doubtful authenticity. Through all these ages it has remained substantially the same—an organization of brothers, bound together by the strongest ties of mutual protection agiinst adversity. Like the Christian church it has endured persecutions-—has passed through eras when to acknowledge one's self a Mason was equivalent to sign ing one's own denth warrant. But it ha? ever remained faithful Jo those ancient landmarks that have distinguished it, and js to-day honored by all men and revered by those who have 8 part in its mysteries. Masonry is not combative. It has never been arrayed in hostile phalanx .against its traducers and persecutors, but has received the blows intended for it as a part of the divine economy. It has been smitten, but has never avenged the blows. It is not po litical; hence it is always loyal to every government under which it exists. It flourishes among the despotisms and monarchies of Europe, and luxuriates in the free atmosphere of the American republic, while it is found in Moslem Turkey and Egypt, among the the Buddhists of India and Confucionists of China, and even among the savage tribes of Africa. Wherever a man may go he will find a Mason, and being recognized by an unfailing token he finds a brother It is co-existent with humanity, synony mous with the brotherhood of the human race, and one of the most powerful though noiseless agents of civilization, religion and morality. The good it does is not ad vertised on the house-tops, and will never be known by the world, yet many thou sands of widows and orphans have show ered blessings upon the mystic order for benefits conferred which saved them from want, privation and misery. Nowhere in the world is Free Masonry more prosperous, or more widely diffused than in the United States, and nowhere is its influence more potent for good. In St. Paul the order has occupied a fore most rank ever since this was a hamlet of a few thousand souls, and to-day there are more than six hundred affiliated and double that number of non-affiliated Mas ons in this city. There are two lodges— St. Paul Lod'je No. 3 and Ancient Land mark Lodge No. 5; one chapter of Royal Arch Masons; one council of Royal and Select Masters; one coramandery of Knights Templars, and one Lodge of Per fection 320. MASONBY IN ST. PAUL. The history of Masonry in St. Paul is full of interest to the fraternity. Among our early settlers there we»e many who were members of lodges at the east. They began to long for the farriliar associations of the lodge roorn,and a call for a meeting all Masons in the city was published in the Minnesota Chronicle of January 12, 1849. They were invited to meet at the old Amer ican house on tho evening of the lfith, but when that date arrived so many were in ; attendance that it was necessary to ad- ' journ to an old log school house located in the vicinity of where Rice park is now sit uated. Here an amusing incident oc curred. A person present, who shall be i nameless, a he still lives, arose and pro ceeded to exhort those present, in remem brance of the hallowed associations of their home lodges, to light the fires of Masonry out here in the wilderness. Jim Goodhue interrupted the zealous gentleman by sug gesting that before going so fast it would be well to ascertain if all present were Masons. "Why," exclaimed the enthu siastic individual, "only Masons were in vited, and no one else would be so dishon- j orable as to come." Mr. Goodhae per sisted, however, whereupon the hero of the night got down upon his marrow-bones and shouted: ''Come, boys, let's all swear." His manner gave him away, and it was subsequently ascertained that he*was the only one of the party who was not a Ma -Bon. He continued to intrude, however, and was the cause of delaying the issue of a charter to St. Paul lodge for several years. ST. PAUL LODGE NO. 3. • At this meeting a petition was sent to the Grand Lodge of Ohio for a dispensa tion to organize a lodge. This was granted, aud the lodge was organ ised under dispensation Sept, 8, 1849, with C. K. Smith as worshipful master, Jer. Hughes as senior warden, and D. F. Brawley as junior war den, the lodge beinji known as St. Paul lodge N». 1. It w.is chartered by the grand lodge of Ohio in October, 1852, after the clandestine brother alluded to had de parted. When the gvand4odge of Minne sota was formed in 1853, ft was found that St. John's Lodge, at Stillwater, and Cata ract lodge, at St. Anthony, each had prec dence of St. Paul lodge: and in the new charters taken from the grand lodge of Minnesota, St. Paul lodge became No. 3. At the meeting of Jan. 7, 1856, the lodge instructed the W.\ M.\ to surrender the charter, jewels, etc., to the grand lodge. The charter was surrendered on the 9th of January, 1856. The next day the grand secretary presented a petition signed by fourteen brethren, for a new lodge, to be named ''St. Paul Jodge."' The same day the new charter was issued, and the lodge has continued to work under it ever since. The lodge now numbers about 200 active members, some thirty of whom have been added during the year just closing. ANCIENT LANDMABIC LODGE NO. 5. Ancient Landmark lodge No. 5, organ ized aud chartered in 1854, has proved the more vigorous organization of the two. The original charter members were Messrs. A. T. C. Pierson, Isaac P. Wright, Andrew G. Chatfield, George L. Becker, Allan T. Chamblin, James % Caldwell, Henry Mor ris, Reuben Haus, Geo. W. Biddle, Charles Ranch. P. T. Bradley, Charles D. Fillmore, and Andrew J. Morgan. There are now about 400 members, some f orty-eiijht of whom have been added during 1882. The membership embraces many of our most prominent citizens, conspicuous in every walk of life, clerical and lay. THE SOYAL ARCH CHAPXEB. Minnesota Royal Arch chapter No. 1, wa3 organized in the year 1853 un der a charter from the general grand chapter of the United States. It has always been in a flourishing condition and numbers 150, some eighteen of whom have been exalted during the year. THE COUNCIL. The Council of Royal and Select Mas ters is perhaps the least important of the Masonic bodies. It number about forty members, several of whom have joined during the year. DAMASCUS COHIIAN'DESY. Damascus Gommandwy No. 1, Knight 3 Templars, was chartered in 1856 by the grand commandery of the United States, and immediately attracted to its ranks the younger and more enthusiastic member? of the lodges and chapter. It has been splendidly officered, especially since the war, and the stimulus given to military tactics by that event in our national histo ry—to 3ay nothing of the attractions of the cn-Jhjr itself—has served to keep the ranks full, and proficient in drill. The competi tive drills established at the triennial con claves of the order some years ago has fur nished another incentive to excellence, and the Sir Knights of Damascus have been in the front rank of the comnianderies of tha country. At the triennial conclave in Cleveland in 1877, Damascus came within a single point of winning third place,while at the triennial conclave in Chicago in ISSO the organization carried off the sec ond prise for excellence in drill, consisting of a foil set of fifteen commaudery jewels. They had as competitors Raper commandery of Indianapolis.Monioe com mandery of Rochester. St. Bernard com mandery of Chicago, and many other of the foremost templar organizations of the country. Their success was a hi^h com pliment to the commandery,to the eminent commander, Delos A. Monfort. and to the drill-master. Sir Knight J. J. Durage. The The commandery has now under consider ation the question of entering for the prizes to be offered at the triennial con clave at San Francisco in August next. Most of the members of the drill corps are anxious to go to the c.ity at the Golden Gate, and if the expense is not too great Damascus will be heard from —and heard from favorably—on that occasion. The commandery now number? about 135 Sir Knights, the accessions during the year having been about fifteen. SCOTTISH SITE. The Loage of Perfection, A. and A. Scottish rite, is at present in a rather tor pid state. There are about a hundred members, not all of whom, however, reside in St. Paul. It has done but littie during the year. MASONIC INSUSANCE. The Minnesota Masonic Relief asoocia tion is an insurance organization author ized by the grand lodge of the state, and chartered by the legislature. It is oper ated on the assessment plan, each member paying a sufficient amount on the death of an associate to aggregate the sum of $2,000 to his heirs. The association, though having its headquarters in St. Paul, does not confine its operations to this city or state, but embraces in its membership Free Masons in every state and territory in the Union save two. The membership is now in round numbers about 2,700. During the year just closing it has paid in benefits the sum of $48,000, representing twenty-four deaths. The finance? of the association are in excellent condition, a ' sufficient reserve fund being on hand to meet any emergencies that may arise. The present officers of the association are: President, Gen. R. W. Johnson; vice presi dent, Major J. P. Pond; treasurer, Robert A. Smith; medical director, S. D. Flags:. M. D.; attorney, James Smith, Jr.; secre tary, J. C. Terry, and a board of director? consisting of forty-seven Masons of prom inence residing in various parts of the state. The Grand Lodge of the state of Minne sota is chartered by the legislature, and its headquarters are fixed at St. Paul. It pos sesses all the rights and benefits as well as the responsibilities of other similar char tered organizations, can hold property, real and personal, and sue and be sued in the courts - -though no suit by or against the grand lodge is of record. The Grand Chapters charter also fixes St. Paul as the headquarters of the organization. THE ODD FELLOWS. The year 1882 just closing has been the most prosperous for the '-Brethren of the Three Links" which they have enjoyed since the order was formed in St. Paul. Never has any year witnessed such large accessions to their ranks, and this without any special effort. The amount of "work" which some of the lodges have been com pelled to perform, was unprecedented, and the complaint was general, that it pro longed their meetings frequently to the wee small hours. Very frequently two, three and four, and in one case, seven, candidates, have been received at once. One lodge reports initiating fifty during the year. The membership of the five lodges is about as follows: Saint Paul lodge No. 2 200 Germacia lotlge No. 18 150 Union lodge No. 48 100 German-American lodge No. 58 100 Excelsior lodge No. 60 210 Total in city 7GO No new lodges have been instituted in the city the past year, nor, in fact, are any more desirable. The five now working (three in English and two in German), cover the ground fully, and some now be lieve that an elimination of one or two would be beneficial. SAINT PAUL LODGE NO. 2 is the senior lodge in the state, and well the old veteran holds high her banner. It was instituted May 5, ISSO, and though she has had many ups and downs, is to-day prospering at an unprecedented rate. One of her charter members, B. W. Bronson, is still on her roll. Messrs. R. R. Nelson and Col. John Farrington also date their mem bership the same year. Robert A. Smith entered in 1854, and J. F. Williams in 1856. These gentlemen are the veterans of the lodge. No. 2 now owns property valued at $40,000, and is better off than any lodge in Minnesota. It has lately taken on new life. Germania No. 18 and German-American No. 58 are the two German lodges. The former is a large, prosperous body, having been working about 12 years. German American Lodge is comparatively young, but is progressing finely. It meets in Knauft's block. Both these lodges have a fine membership, and a strong treasury. and it is said that the Germans attend their lodges better, and show more enthu siasm than their American brethren, and are not so ready to vote for every scheme that is brought up to spend their money. Union No. 48, and Excelsior No. 60. both meet in the hall of No. 2. The former has not had such a "boom" in mem bership as some of the other lodges, lately, bnt is nertheless strong and active, has an ample fond and an in telligent membership, and consequently has a future. Excelsior No. 60 is the "young THE ST. PAUL SUNDAY GLOBE, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31. 1882. giant" of the group. Only about five years old, it has the largest membership in the city, ane an active, keen, progressive member ship, too, composed of intelligent, well-to do young business men. She has also a comfortable bank account. THE ENCAMPMENT BBJLNCH of the order has also shared the general prosperity, and both the encampments have had more work during the year than they could well dispose of. Each one now has a membership of about seventy-five. During the past year, two higher de grees or orders, have been established in this city. For several years there was a strong demand from the ranks of the en campment members who had uniforms, for a degree devoted entirely to that class. The Soverign Grand Lodge not taking any steps towards it, some member* in Mil waukee, about two years ago, p»eoired such a degree, and organized a new rue in Odd Fellowship, known as THE PATBIAEC2AI, CIECLS, and established Temples in various place's. There was considerable opposition to the new degrees at first, on the ground that the Sovereign Grand Lodge is the only power which can construct degrees and that all other work is illegal. At the next session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge no steps were taken against the Circle, but that body adoped a uniformed degree itself. Daring the past winter "Saint Paul Tem ple No. 2" was instituted here, and has now a considerable membership. Owning a uniform and meeting for drill regularly, are requisites for membership. The work is said to be very fine and more attractive than any other degree. On Dec. lNtth Grand Patriach Romaine Sheire instituted in this city "Rotert Uni formed Degree Camp No. 1." of the new rite recently adopted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge. This Encampment was named in honor of the late Edward Rotert, one of the most amiable, popular and tal ented members in this city, who died last October, beloved by all who knew him. The new degree will undoubtedly win its way to favor. Between this body and the Patriarchal Circle, TEMPLAB ODD FELLOWSHIP, as the uniform and drill movement might be termed, ought to succeed. In fact it is being pushed with much energy. There are now about sixty uniformed members, and the leaders of the movement hope to have 100 members in the ranks of the Bat talion before a year. Some of the con servative members do not much favor the uniform movement, as they fear it will draw the enthusiastic young members into more expense than their purses will warrant. Nearly all the Odd Fel lows, they say, are young men of limited incomes,and for these to copy the extrava gant customs of other orders, nearly every one of whom arts rich men, is not the part of prudence. Still, it cannot be denied that the love of military display, and of fine regalia and plumes and swords is a very prevalent weakness among men generally, aDd the Odd Fellows are no exception. So that it can be accepted as a settled fact that the uniform movement will spread. THE "NEW WOSK," O#THK "REVISED DE GEEES," which was adopted and went into opera tion last year, is now pretty well under stood, and both lodges and encampments are working it quite smoothly. There has been a strong feeling growing up of late, that much more could be made out of the new ritual, than at first eight might ap pear. Ths example of some Eastern lodges, which had procured gorgeous costumes and elaborate paraphernalia at heavy ex pense, and by much practice conferred the allegorical work in a superior manner, has stirred up a feeling of emulation here, and preparations are being made by some of our lodges to procure an outSt equal to anything to be found on the continent. The three lodges meeting in Odd Fellows' hall are contemplating an equipment of scene ry, vestments and other adventitious aids, which will combine the dramatic and spec tacular features referred to. "Teams" are tj be organized, who, by thorough rehear sal, will be enabled to perform the rites and mysteries in an attractive manner. If this is successfully carried out, as it is sure to be, a new interest will be created, and a throng of neophytes crowd the doors, eager to witness the splendor of the new ritual. It is evident that a nsw order of things has dawned in our lodges. The old prosaic days have passed. Those lodges who realize that work and study is now necessary, are the ones who will succeed in this new struggle for the "survival of the fittest." The inventive genius of the mem bers will be taxed to the utmost, to devise the happiest modes of rendering the tab leaux. PUBLIC DISPLAYS DC3ING 1882. The most prominent public display made by the fraternity during 1882 was the celebration of the birthday of the or der, on April 26. This demonstration was managed by a joint committee of all the city lodges, at the head of which was Rev. J. Marvin, and their work was well done. Lodges and encampments from all parts of the state were in attendance, to the number of nearly 1,000. Several of these brought bands of music and handsome banners. At 1 o'clock the grand proces sion was formed, and made a brilliant ap pearance. Some I.SOO men were in line, and the whole parade passed ofr success fully. Returning to Market hall at 3 o'clock some able addresses were made. A ball and supper at night ended the fes tivities. The only other noticable appearance of the order in public, was the sad occasion of the funeral of Edward Rotert. of Ex celsior Lodge, JNo. 60, on Oct. 18. Though it was not the intention to have anything like a pageant at his burial, he was so well known and so much esteemed, a spon taneous gathering of his brethren on the occasion—delegations coming from North field, Minneapolis, and other cities —made the demonstration an unusually large one. fully 600 members being in line. The SOCIAL FEATUEES of the order have been brought to the front more prominently the past year, than for some time before. Nearly every lodge has held one or more social re unions of its members and their families, at which music, speeches, amateur plays, dancing, and a good supper, of cour«e. are the leading features. These reunions are becoming "a regular thing" now in some of the lodges. The "Daughters of Re bekah" degree has also had several en joyable festivals, on one occasion visiting their sisters in Minneapolis, where they were entertained royally. Indeed, the enlarged railroad facilities between the three cities has made such reunions much more common of late. Visits of lodges and encampments back and forth have been quite frequent. Thus the odd brother hood of St. Paul. Minneapolis, and Still water are becoming, as they should be. well acquainted, and a close tie of intimate fel lowship binds them together. They emulate each other in good work and good feeling. Let it not be supposed, arnidbt all this prosperity and enjoyment, that THE BELIEF WOaK OF THE OBDEE has been neglected. On the contrary, it lyis never before been so carefully and generously performed, and it might be added it increases in proportion to the growth of the membership, and of popula tion. Any city, situated as St. Paul is, on the great lines of travel, must always have especially during the summer, a consider able proportion of strangers sojourning here, who fall sick, or who came here in ill-health, and need assistance. Many of these are Odd Fellow 3, and almost every lodge has from two to five strangers on its relief list at any time. Then the sick of our own city lodges is, daring some sea sons, no small class. All are well cared for, however, and the total outlay for this relief work forms quite a sum every year. Unmarried, or transient brothers, are gen erally placed in a private hospital, where they are better nursed and cared for than by any other plan. So f reqnent are cases of this kind that some have suggested se curing a ward in some hospital, for the exclusive use of the sick of the order, or those who may suffer any injury. It is not unlikely that this may ultimately be done, while it cannot be many years before a home for the orphans of "the order, and for its aged and invalid members may be a necessary part of its human 9 work. In this the Jhree citie3 could profitably unite. ', The "Mutual Benefit association," which is the life insurance department of the order, is succeeding gratifyingly. It is ! well managed and in good condition, j Families of deceased members of class A. I now receive §2,000. VOEK TOE THE FUTUBE. Within a few months, if nothing checks the presei:. rate of increase, the order will have a membership of one thousand in this city. With thorough organization and good management. Odd Fellowship in St. Paul can be made a moral power that will accomplish an infinite amount of good. What are its prominent duties? First, to promote more thorough ac quaintance among its members. To ac complish this, a general club room has been proposed, to be kept in Odd Fellows' block, to be open every day and evening. Members can here meet each other in a social way; visiting brothers will have a place of profitable resort: the unemployed can be aided by means of a committee on employment; young men. thus prov d d with a comfortable place to pass leisure time, in good society, will be kepi out of the way of the temptations that so readily beset the young: by means of a reading room and library, their minds can be im proved, and in many ways receive sub stantial advantages. Other duties might be mentioned, but they would swell this notice to too great a length. The gavel falls —and we must yield the floor to some other writer. U, A. 0. D. Of the 18,000 or 20,000 members of the United Ancient Order of Druids belonging to American groves, some 500 or 600 are located in St. Paul. The first grove in the city was organized on the evening of Aug. 12, 185 C, twenty-six years ago. and of those present, Mr. Adam Fiack, of Pleasant ave nue, is the solo survivor. The order here has steadily grown in numbers and influ ence, has grown even while elsewhere it was losing ground, until now it has six flourishing groves, more than exist in any other city in the United St-ites, excepting Chicago and St. Louis, and possibly one or two others. Of the six St. Paul groves, four are English and two German, and all hold regular meetings. The groves, their : officers, time? and place of meeting are given in the following: Minnesota Grove No. 1 meets every Tuesday at Unity Central hall. Officers— N. A., August Lehiiiann: V. A., F. H. Schuelle; secretary, Louis Petter. Schiller Grove No. 3 meets every Thurs day at UDity Central hall. Officers—N. A.. W. J. Gronewald: V. A., F. J. Richter; secretary, Robert Lufslrr. North Star Grove No. 4 meets every Wednesday at Unity Central hall. Officers —N. A., Wm. R. Johnson: V. A., A. J. Gronewald: secretary, A. W. Martinson. St. Paul Grove No. 7 meets every Tues day at the corner of Seventh and Jackson streets. Officers —N. A., James Smith; V. A... W. F. Moritz; secretary. F. J. Johnson. Marco Bozzaris Grove No. 10 meets on the first Monday in each month at 369 Jackson street. Officers—N. A., Thomas J. Turner; V. A., D. H. Davis; Secretary, R. M. Bell. Lincoln Grove No. 11 meets every first and third Friday at 369 Jackson street. Officers—N. A./-J. H. Johnson: V. A. Jos eph Rothwell: Secretary. S. V. Hanft. ' St. Paul enjoys the distinction of having in Chief of Police Weber the chief of the American branch of the order and in Mr. J. P. Leitner, the popular tobacconist, the grand secretary of the Minnesota grand grove. Other officers of the state grand grove residing in the city are Messrs. S. V. Hanft and R. Shiere, the next annual ses sion of which will be held here in June next. Chief Weber was chosen to this po sition at the bienuial session of the order at Richmond, Va., and he will preside at a session to be keld in St. Louis the second Tuesday in Augu.-t, 1883. The organization has existed 101 years, having had its origin in London in May, 1781, and ha? since taken root in Germany, Australia and the United State?. Thomas Wilde, the founder of the order of Odd Fellows in America, instituted the first grove in the United State? ia Xew York city in 1819, where the order languished until 1833, when it began to spread to other places. Groves of the order are most numerous in Western cities. A. 0. I. W. The Ancient Order of United Workmen is one of the largest and most important secret benevolent societies in Minnesota, both on account of it? extensive member ship, and the number of lodges it has es tablished in all the important cities and towns in the state. The order originated in Pennsylvania in 1870, and was at first simply a social so ciety or clnb. but the plan of mutual in surance among its members was soon in troduced, and the organization thus re ceived such a large increase in member ship that in a few years it had extended to most of the neighboring states, and before 1873 grand lodges had been established in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky and the list of mem bers contained 1.455 names. The growing importance of the society induced its pro moters to establish a supreme lodge in Feb ruary. 1873. for the government of the order throughout the Union. Three years later on the 23d of October. IS7G. the first Minnesota lodge was organized at Hokah, and within the following two months jive other lodges were formed, one at Minneapolis and four at St. Paul: the Noble, of which D. Fenton is the pres eut master workman: the Franklin, whose present master workman is C. C. Pasel; the Banner. H. F. E. Vitt. present master workman, and the Concordia. the master workman of which is at present F. A. Riehas. - The success which attended the intro duction of the order into this state, in duced the pioneer members to organize in 1877, a Grand Lodge of Minnes-ota, and accordingly a convention was held in this city, at Pythian hall on Robert street, on the 24th of -January of that year, which was attended by three members from each of the six lodges. The convention was presided over by O. J. Noble, D. D. S. M. W., and the St. Paul societies were represented by J. F. Williams. T). Ramaley and J. J. McCardy of Noble Lodge, No. 2, W. R. Noble, A. H. Taisy and G. H. Dixon of Franklin Lodge, No. 3, O. W. Rimpler, J. H. Bryant and M. Sheire of Banner Lodge, No. 4, and G. A. Vandersluis, I. N. Cohen and F. F.Wilde of Concordia Lodge, No. 5. The necessary ! officers were chosen and by-laws and a I constitution adopted. Since 1877 the Order has increased rapidly both in mem bership and new lodges, the latter having increase from 6 to 79, with a membership of nearly 3,000. In St. Paul four new lodges were organized in 1877, the Eureka whose present Master Workman is J. Lanton; the Harmonia present Master Workman H. Yon Unrich; the St. Paul, present Master Workman, E. W. Hilder brand and the Humbolt, present Master Workman Theodore Tyten. On the 11th of November the Grand Master Workman of the Grand • Lodge of Minnesota issued a report of the state or ganization in which he sums up the trans actions of the order for the first ten months of the present year as follows: Eight new lodges established, 389 benfi ciary certificates issued, and fifteen death losses, of which four oc curred in St. Paul. The eight local lodged have at present about 500 members, ancr are in the best possible financial condition with a large surplus in the treasury out of which the last death in October was paid, so that there was no assessment of mem bers necessitated for either October or No vember. The St. Paul lodges have ever been among the most important in the order in this state and she has consequently been I largely represented on the list of officers and standing committees, and at present j she holds both the offices of Grand Over , seer and Grand Receiver, E. H. Stevens and J. J. McCardy being the respective of ficers, the last named gentleman having been the Grand Receiver since the first or ganization of Grand Lodge KMMITS OF PYTHIAS. One of the most praiseworthy secret so cieties in the city is that of the Knights of Pythias. It is based chiefly on benevo lence, having for its motto "Friendship, Charity and Benevolence." Champion Lodge No. 13 is the only one in the city, and its membership numbers about 120, with a prospect of a large increase the coming year. Large increase's reported from eastern states, but of all the states in the Union lowa takes the lead. The Grand Lodge of Minnesota meets in this city the coming month, when it is predicted many changes will be made. The present officers of the order are as follows: C. C— A. Drake. V. C—J. D. H. Painter. P.—J. COOE. K. R. S.—J. Dallas. M. F.—H. S. Finn. M. E.— A. Stone. B'XAI B'RITH. The Hebrew benevolent order of B'nai B'rith has a lodge in this city composed of sixty-two members. Its purpose is purely benevolent —the care of the sick, infirm, widowed and orphaned members of the Israelitish creed. Absolute secrecy is ob served as to the benefactions, and none but the donors and the beneficiaries know where assistance comes from. The St. Paul lodge embraces in its membership nearly all the prominent Hebrew merchants of the city. Its work is thorough, as may be inferred from the fact that one never meets a Hebrew beggar, nor do any of that creed apply for charity to the public institutions of the city. The order is a most worthy one, and* deserves to be grate fully remembered. FRENCH SOCIETIES. l'union FEAXCAISE. On the 22d of 'July, 1867, Messrs. L.' Demeules, A. Dufresne, L. A. Michaud, J. H. Le Suge. Pierre Jerome, Isaie St. Pierre, F. Robert, P. Vitre and David Gnerin, French Canadians residing in St. Paul, organized a mutual beneficial so ciety for the purpose of providing for the widows and orphans of deceased members, as well as to aid each other when sick and disabled, and to give decent burial to the dead. By economy and judicious man agement this society has con tinned to increase both in mem bership and financial stability, until to-day it has a roll of 176 members and a balance in the treasury ov er all liabilities of #3,712. These figures represent an increase in the number of members for the past year of 42 and in the cash balance of $485.84. During the fiscal year of the society, end ing July 22.1882, it has supported 3 wid ows and 9 orphans and has contributed to the funeral expenses of one of its members in all §271.25, to which is to be added £210.65 expended in affording relief in cases of sickness. l9?|R Since it- organization the society has expendid for aid to widows and orphans, $4*323; aid to sick members, $2,712. This assistance to widows and orphans is not given in one sum at the death of a member to those dependent on him, as with life assurance companies and other beneficial societies, but it is a weekly sti pend paid during the life of the widow un til she may remarries and to the orphans during minority. The society meets bi-monthly in the basement of St. Louis church, and is at present directed by Messrs. O. Sayan, pres ident; A. Charboneau. vice president: L. N. LeDoux, secretary, and F. X. Gravel, treasurer. OTHEE FEEXCH SOCIETIES. Besides L'Union Francaise, there are two other French-Canadian societies in St. Paul, whose objects are purely the social reunion and enjoyment of their members and the arranging for the proper celebra tion of the great French-Canadian feast of St. Jean Baptiste on June 24. Their mem bers number about 150. Griijjj's Glycerine Salve. The best on earth can truly be said of Griggs' Glycerine Salve, which is a snre care for cuts, bruises, scalds, burns, wounds, and all other sores. Will positively cure piles, tetter and all skin eruptions. Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. Only twenty-£va cents. For sale by P. J. Dreis, corner Ninth and St. Peter streets. The Globe on the Trains. The Globe has always been supplied to the Mm men on the trains, but at the previous size «icountered difficulties which do net now need to be recounted. At the present size it ought to be for md everywhere. 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HATS, CAPS AND FURNISHING GOODS. Established 1870. v . • JEWELERS. Myers & Finch, Leading* Jewelers, Manufacturers and Importers. Send for Illustrated Catalogue. BRIDGE SQUARE, - , - - - ST. PAUL. STATIONERS. . ~ T. S. WHITE STATIONERY CS No. 71 Bast Third Street, Invite the attention of all Business Men to their mammoth stock of Office 1 Stationery. CLOTHIERS.