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Knights of Pythias
UNIFORM RANK LETTER Denver, Colo., March 31, 1906. To the Officers and Memlierscompris ing the first Battalion of Colorado. Auxiliaries and otherwise: Just a little talk if you please’ Haring had the occasion aliout Feb. 5, 1906, to issue an order, calling the active line of commissions to conver.e in this city at our Armory, 1712 Curtis St., on the evening of March 20, 1906. the pur pose as stated was to elect a Major to the Ist Battalion of Colorado, for the ensuing term of two years. And by the active voice and ballot, the pres ent Quartermaster O. C. Sample of this city, was duly elected to succeed Major J. P. Miller of Colorado Springs, the result of which I now officially announce to you Much praise and credit are due to elect Sample as one having served on the present staff for two years as Quartermaster, and has proven leval, faithful and honest to his trust. He has always been an ar dent worker in the Pythian cause and a promoter of peace and prosperity. Many good things and much good are expected of this offic»r, and I trust the appointment on h s staff as an aid, will be a credit to himself and an honor to the jurisdiction. He has always stood for law, cnler, obedience and a true discipline of thi rank and order to which he belongs. The in stallation of Major Sample takes place Monday evening April 9. at Battalion headquarters, Larimer St., I>etween 19th and 20th at 8 o’clock. All Sir Knights and officers are requested to meet early. After the installation the Major will deliver an address, and a good time smoker to 'ollow. An nouncement will be madt of the time and place of an Officers'banquet or smoker to lie given in Muy, at which time, arrangements will Ixi discussed for a week's eueampment of the entire department of Colorado, probably to convene on or alrout the time of the setting of our Grand Lodge. Great credit i« hereby given to Lieutenants A. R. Butler and A. E. Cooley of Nos. 1, and 4, for their valuable services rendered on anniversary day, they too, having felt keenly disappointed in Capt. W. H. Lee being absent from the city. To all Officers and Sir Knights: Attend your drill practices, THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO. regard the law, aud govern yourself accordingly. W. A. GREENLEAF, Col. Commanding Colo. Denver, Colo., Mar. 31.1906. Now just a word regarding the con fidence you have imposed in me: Atrout March 9, 1904,1 was appointed Aid-de Camp on Major General’s staff for jurisdiction of Colorado, with the rank of Colonel for two years' term to .expire March 9. 1906. durig which | time I did all in my power when I saw | it best for your good and that of the I jurisdiction, and rendered my reports of the same promptly. Shortly after the close of our Supreme Session at Pittsburg, and about Sept. Jl. 19<>f>. ] the Major General in view of the little i good that has already come to us here. s»w fit and deemed it best to retender the appointment to me and with more power, Colonel with the rank of Biig adier General on Nov. 1. Four copies J of Brigadier General's instructions re ceived mat Colorado in the near fu i tnre may rank second I rest to none. There has beeu a question in your minds for more than a year 1 under stand. over my power and authority to wiite orders iu this jurisdiction. Permit me to say now. as I said then, all orders that I have written I will write over again and you shall obey and all written iu the.future you shall respect and oltey, or pay as others hare paid here with assigned at the bottom. It is au evident fact that I hnve not made any pets in your juris-, diction nor have 1 made myself very popular with you by carrying out the law and Major General’s orders. But fair wnruing and due notice are here by given to all that the law as it is j ; written, will be observed aud for the I future there is only one way by which unlawfulness and disobedience can ( ride, and that by dumping Greeuleaf out of the saddle. When we stop to read the record that our passed officers have made at general headquarters, the very l>est Irehavior and olredience ! will scarcely uudo what they have done in the past ten years The fol lowing is the record, and those who mado it: Sept. 9. 1904, J. W. Taylor office declared vacant, failure to com ply with the law. Article 9. page 68: March 8, 1905, J. Tumliu Adjt , Colo r.ido Springs. failure to comply Article 9, pag“ 68 ravoked: Capt. L. M.C, McPettaway July 8, 1905, Pueblo. Colorado recommended to lie revoked for violating Article 12, page 69. and chapter I'd page .'(5: April 12, 1905, J W. Hardy revoked for failure to com ply with Article 9. page Gy July 10. 1905. Capt, If. L. II Dingman of Dan ver, recommended to be relieved of further duty pending discharge or conviction, a few days later revoked on discorery of insubordination and conspiracy aganist Lily Cadet Compa ny of this city, with Major J. P Miller of Colorado Springs, in March 1905: Sept. 17,1903, Capt. S P. Tabb of Pueblo, Colorado,recommended tobe reroksd for false accusation. The Ma jor General orders. A rigid inves t gation, which resulted in the Capt. being strongly reprimanded and al lowed to continue his term; Nov. fi, 1905. Major J P. Miller Co’orado! Springs. Colo., recommended to be re yoked far disobedience of special or ders No. -t. A U. 0. series, but a few days later was informed by General Jones that the Major had answered his oflice other than the proper chan nel; Dec. 4, 1905. Adjutant G. A. Lo-, gan revoked for insubordination with Major J P. Miller, and still another to be recommended under Article 2. page 67, which will likely cause his dishonorble discharge; I. M. Ledbet ter for abuse to an officer Jan. 1. 1905 J in presence of other officers, and had 1 1 not over looked Capt. Vanhook of | , No. 4, until it was a trifle late, he too | would have shared the fate of the rest for disregarding special orders Aug. 121, HkH; Capt. Wm. Jones of Pueblo, : Colo., agaiust w horn charges had beeu prepared died 11 days before his trial. These are the officers you started out two years ago to-day but three in active service and now that I have said enough, I must thank our , editor for making room iu his valua ! ble columns for this delivery as I have said uothiug in two years but simply watched the movements of those who knew it all. Surely there can be no further unreasonable doubt left in your minds regaruing your prosperity. Mothers let us hare more boys, girls as well. The boys, Dow hare been organized for nearly two years. No night has been too cold and none too hot for these boys to gather at their place of meeting un til now they are the cream of this ju risdiction. The oldest boys are ready W. A. UKEEXLEAF. for the old Lodge, and are making applications now. and we want more to till their racancies. Haring decid ed to organize a girl CompanT in the jurisdiction, those haring one or both ! parents preparer’ leare name and ad dress at 02y i!nd street Now I must thank those again who fust thought and deemed it l>eet to speak (or the | wellfare of tny promotion in Pythian life. VV. A. GREEXLEAF, Col. Commanding Jurisdiction of Colorado ———— — MARRIAGE A HARO PROBLEM. How Long Should Man W-it for Psy chological Moment? Marriage Is a never-ceasing prob- I lem; it is Impossible to tell Just when I the moment of extreme legret will como and the limit of human endur ance will be reached. Down In Mia touri there Is a man who has Hied an application for divorce because h!a wife “called him names" back in 1868. Undoubtedly be has good reason for hia delaying taking determined meas ures. Possibly he felt that the psy chological moment had not arrived. Perhaps the enormity of the offense and the knowledge that the law gives him recourse did not immediately pre sent themsehca And It may be that the other woman did not come along until 1905. Thu average husband it so considerate and tenderhearted that he shrinks from complaining of hit domestic lot until the ot* r woman heaves In sight, and it d« not taka her long to con\ince him how absurd It is to continue to live with a wife who called him nanus thirty seven years ago—Exchange.