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"H IJ 9
TTIE MASONIC TEM
by the Local and
CROWD IN ATTENDANCE
President of United States Delivers
ERECTING NEW BUILDING
Culmination of Effort in Progress
PROCESSION TO THE SITE
Use Made of Two Valued Possessions.
Banquet This Evening to Distinguished
The sign of the gavel and trowel is in the
sky today mi l tin- fonii dream of tlie Masonic
fraternity of the District of Columbia
Is about to be realized. The former shibboleth
of t'.e ancient craft. "We will build
tlie tempb-.' has b.->-n changed to the emphatic
dei'inration, "The temple is being
built." The auspicious beginning was inaugurated
at :;o o'clock this afternoon
when with impressive ceremonies the cornerstone
of tlie new and magnificent Masonic
Temple was laid in the presence of a
vast i of people that c">n<?e-ted
tlie vietnil \ of the site at 13th street a.id
M'w i i !\ ;t \ ? nut .
Presiden Tneodore Roosevelt wis the
honor. J k' est ??f the fraternity ami v.itnesse
I the ceremonials. a/tt r which he ?!elivered
in address appropriate to the o asion.
Many m?*n d stinsuished in ptiMic
life a s.? participated in the notable exercises.
It w is s-iiu i:.;r the lawrrjj of the cornerstone
to ! ty ri: rks the ~)j ginning of the
end" of the I?>n^ an I t*arn?-st work of the
Free M is-ms ?>!" tlie Distrit t to j>r<:viiie for
am ' lit ari l honorable < raft a suitable
bome with all modern conveniences. Practically
t!.? < * IT"- i"r.itiTi:i:> ?>; Washington
J. Henry Small, Jr.,
Prrsil-ut M.i^tni-' Temple Association.
anil vicinity were present, besides many
representatives from other communities.
Assembly of Subordinate Lodges.
Preceding the cert-monies at the site of
the temide the subordinate lodges as
sembled near Masonic Temple at locations
designated by the grand master, as follows: I
King Solomon. No. SI; William K. Singleton.
No. 30; Takoma. No. ??. and King
David. No. oil w> st side of 10th street,
the right of King Solomon, No. 31, resting
on north side of F street.
Myron M. l'arker. No. 27: Osiris. No. 20;
Arruinius. No. J.">. and Stansbury, No. 24. on
eust siile of loth street, the light of Myron
M. Parker, No. ~1~, resting on north side of
Fentalpha, No. 23; George C. Whiting.
'ft* --- > 'vzi^r
n ' I: i Hi
IPLE AS IT WILL APPEAR WHEN
ny This Afternoon
No. !*!: Ar.i i. No. -1. and Hope, No.
Jo. o ! . -ii!.! side of <1 street, the right ?>f
IVnt il] h.?. No. w!, resting on east side of
I .. l '-.v..tK? V*r? tt?- \ v.. 1< ..r?,l
Harmony. No. 17. on n >nh side of G
street. the right of L.a Fayette. No. 1J,
resting on east side of loth street.
Dawson, No. 1?>: Benjamin P?. FreneX
No. l."?, ana Washington (Vntenni&l. No. 14.
on east side of loth street, the right of
Dawson, No. 1(5. resting t?n north side of G
National. No. 12; St. John's. No. 11, and
Hiram. No. in. on west side ??f loth street,
the r?mi11 of National, No. VI. resting on
north side of G street.
The N?*w Jerusalem. No. ?.?: l^ehanon. No.
7. and Potomac, No. ,"t. on east side oi" 10th
Francis J. "Woodman.
street, the right of The N"f,v Jerusalem,
No. resting on north siile of I! str
Nav:il, No. 4: Columbia, No. ."!. anil Kederal.
No. 1. on west si?l? of loth street, the
right of Naval. No. 4, resting.on north side
of H street.
Tu'rnout in Fores.
The representation of each lodge was
creditable, some of them turning out in
heavy f.>ree for this histurie Masonic event.
1 lit I f 'O ?X SM .11 UiO|?l U|?'l I ..'li 111 Hit' 111' 114bership
of the twenty-five subordinate
bodies, but there was none in the interest
and enthusiasm of their members in the
formatic?n of the parade.
The Grand ("ominandery and the five constituent
command! Ties were formed in the
same vicinity, De Molaj Mounted Commandery.
No. 4, leadii.g. followed by the
I Mi J I n/iiiiiiaiiM..nv.u.
The formation and conduct of the parade
was in charge of Grand Marshal J. Claude
Keiper. with the following past masters
as ai'l** Andrew W. Kelley of New Jerusalem
Lodge. No. Charles C. Coombs of
New Jerusalem. No. 1?. and \\\ \V. Jerinane
nf Pentalnha. No. 2X.
Th officers of the Grand Lodge and of all
the subordinate lodges wore their official
insignia and regalia; all past grand masters
and past masters wore their jewels, and the
lambskin emblem apron was everywhere in
The Grand Lodge had irl line many of its
past grand masters and present officers.
The pr? s? nt officers of the body are Francis
J. Win dinan. grand master; Augustus
B. Coolidge. 1> G. master; Jlarrv K. Simpson.
S. G. warden; George C. Ober, J. G.
warden; Arvine W. Johnston, grand secre
t.iry; J;imi-s A. Sample, grand treasurer;
Thomas II. Young, grand lecturer; Joseph
Dawson, grand chaplain; J. Russell Verbrycke.
assistant grand chaplain; J. Claude
Keiptr, grand marshal; Ben. W. Murch.
S G. deacon: Charles K. Baldwin J. G.
deacon; T. John Newton, grand sword
bearer; John Sped Smith, grand pursuivant;
Alexander McKenzie, S. G. steward;
Alexander Grant. J. G. steward, and Warren
C. Bickford. grand tiler.
Order of March.
The procession moved at 1:30 o'clock. The
Grand Lodge marched in the following or
Grand Tiler, with drawn sword.
Grand Stewards, with rods.
Past Grand Treasurers.
Past Grand Secretaries.
Past Grand Junior Wardens.
I*ast Grand Senior Wardens.
Past Deputy Grand Masters.
Grand Lecturer and Grand Chaplains.
Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer.
Senior and Junior Grand Wardens.
Bearers of the Three Lesser Lights.
Bearer of the Great Lights.
Bearers of Silver Goblets, with Corn,
Wine and Oil.
Bearers of Plumb, S<iuar? and Level.
Past Grand Masters.
. ,_, <j
f>oputy Grand Master,
j Grand Sword Bearer.
Grand Master, supported by the Senior and
Junior Grand Deacons.
The procession, on arriving at the site of
the proposed edifice, opened to the left and
right and uncovered as the grand master
and his officers passed through the lines to
j the platform, while the other members of
ti e fraternity formed a circle about it.
} The constituent lodges proceeded in the
following order, junior lodges leading:
King Solomon I>>dge, No. 31. Chartered
May 10, officers: Charles Scherer,
master; William \V. Wunder, senior warden;
Charles 10. Sayles, junior warden.
William II. Singleton Lodge, No. 30. Chartered
May K, 1901. Officers: Fred J. Heider,
master; Curtis M. Smith, senior warden;
James II. Uobey, junior warden.
Takoma Lodge, No. 29. Chartered May 8,
1895. Offlct rs: Charles E. Thatcher, master;
Alfred 1). Smith, senior warden; Schuyler
S. Symons. junior warden.
King David Lodge, No. 28. Chartered Nr?
vember S, 1H!)3. Officers: Rufus A. Crenshaw.
master.; Charles K. Molster, senior
warden; William H. MeCray. junior warden.
Myron M. Parker Lodge. No. 27. Chartered
May IS, 1891. Officers: Ralph W.
Howen, master: Kilw. II. Tompkins, aenior
warden: Samuel F. Compton. jynior warden;
Andrew K. Kind, secretary; J. Eldridge
Osiris !/<>dKe. No. 26. Chartered May 14,
1S9C. officers: Wiliiam II. Landvoigl. master;
William V. I.ewis, senior warden; Carey
S. Fi ve, junior warden.
Arminins l.<?U;e. No. 2">. Chartered So
vemoor is <6. utticers: Adam Schneider,
masler; William Berger, senior warden;
John Wisrhhusen. junior warden.
Staiisbui> Lodge. No. 24. Chartered Novem'.HT
1 1ST*?, officers: Georgo II. Jones,
inas-ci ; John R. M? Ch?*sroy. senior wrirden;
George B. Heineckt\ junior warden: Wash.
T?"" V ..t ir . n.-rco O..H ?K
Pentalpha Lodge. No. 23. Chartered May
j 4. 1SS9. Officers: Jacob \V. Collins, master;
Harry McK. Lurkett. senior warden; John
II. Anderson. junior warden.
Ge.n?;. tWhiting ??di;e. Xo. 22. Chartered
I if ember :S. ISO*. Officers: David F.
l>umer*h. !ii*jst**r; Willi tin A. Broilie. sel
uior v. - il :i. William E. Greaves, junior
I wanl 'n.
An i i i i J.?di?e. X> 21. Chartered De[remit
r 2< ls;s. Ofli. ers: Walter B. Fry,
i mas ; Wiiii.-im K. Baurhenstein, senior
warden; Samuel W. PumDhrev. junior
Hope L< lt;<\ No. 2^. Chartered May 7.
18(57 offljers: John IF. Hnffatker. master;
Allan \l N''i11". senior warden; Edwin C.
Imtton. hmior warden.
Iji IVvVtte Lodge. X->. IP. Chartered December
Officers; Hart Moinsen,
master; William H. Wanamaker, senior
warden; John H. Nichols, junior warden.
Acacia fiOdgc, No. 18. Chartered December
2#, lSti;?. Officers; John K. Borland,
master; Howard (J. Brown, senior warden;
j Edward K. < 'li-mcnt, junior warden,
i Harmony I.ods?e, No. 17. Chartered May
5, lK6:i. Officers: Frank R. Underwood,
master; Walter I!. Davis, senior warden;
Roe Fuikerson. junior warden.
Dawsr.n Lodge, N'o. 1 <i. Chartered May 5,
1857. Officers: ?Jeorse W. Baumann, master;
William M. Wailes, senior warden;
Joseph I'. Stephenson, junior warden.
iicnjamin B. French I^od^e, No. 15. Chartered
December "-'7. 1853. Officers: Arthur
I,. Bryant, master; Joseph O. Harrison, se|
nior warden; Kmmett M. Carter, junior
Washington Centennial -Lodge. No. 14.
Chartered November 4. 1S."2. Officers: Dean
Swift, master: A. Sidney Jones, senior warden;
Victor H. Wallace, junior warden:
Kmmett C. Elmjre, secretary; Jacob
National Lodge, No. 12. Chartered May
1 1S46. Officers: Lafayette I.eamln, rriasr%
Vice President Masonic Temple Association.
ter; J. E. Payne, senior warden; M. A.
Coykendall. junior warden.
St. John's i^uilTP 11 rhnrfprpH
ceniber 27. Officers: Alien Bussius,
master; Frank A. Steele, senior warden;
Harry S. Wolf, junior warden; James E.
Hutchinson, secretary; Frank J. Foster,
HIrani l?oilge. No. 10. Chartered January
I 28, 1S2S. Officers; Harry G. Kimball, mas1
ter; Mark F. Finlev ^ninr wir^an*
F. Hummel, junior warden.
The New Jerusalem iAjUge, No. 9. Chartered
November 2, 1824. Officers: William
McNeir, master; K. S. Clarkson. senior
warden; John G. Schofleld. junior warden.
Lebanon No. 7. Chartered October
8, 1811. officers: Charles Walsh, master;
Francis I. Heach, senior warden; Walter
T. Paine, junior warden; Walter W.
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Ludlow, secretary; William J. Acker,
Potomac I>odge, No. 5. Chartered November
11, ISOfi. Officers: I<em Towers, jr.,
master; Ji. S. Clifton, senior warden; X. B.
Moulton, junior warden.
Naval Lodge, No. 4. Chartered May 14,
1805. Officers: John Scrivener, master;
Jules A. Rodier, senior warden; E. Hume
Talbert. junior warden.
Columbia Lodge, No. 3. Chartered November
8. 1802. Officers: Harry Wilson,
master: Robert F. liurks. senior warden:
Jacobus S. Jones, Junior warden; J. Claude
Keiper, secretary; John R. Sutton, treasurer.
Federal Lodge. No. 1. Chartered September
12, 1790. Officers: Harry D. Kasterlirook,
master; Percy G. Smith, senior warden;
George H. Townsend, junior warden.
Grand Lodge Meets at 1 O'Clock.
The Grand Lodge convened at Masonic
Temple, S)th and F streets, at 1 o'clock
this afternoon, just before the parade was
formed, and announcement was made that
fill arrangements for the imposing ceremony
had been completed. By order of
Grand Commander Thomas P. Morgan of
the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar,
the chivalric branch of Masonry, both
grand and subordinate commanderies met
at the same hour to take part in the ceremonies
as an honorary escort to the Grand
IxHlge and its subordinate bodies. The
Grand Royal Arch Chapter and Its constitu
* I a: .. .-1 .. * l, . . HInnnnj/1 nfrrnnino
tin uuuirs turn ill'- uiiici maauiuv. uifsainc>.itions,
all of which labored long and zealously
for the building of the temple, were
represented in the marching column, but
only by the numerous members of the
several bodies who were among the whiteplumed
escort or in the long line of the oflicers
and members of the grand and subordinate
Ttae arrangements were in charge of
President J. Henry Small, jr.. of the Ma
fc>uiliu It: ill pit; ftsauiiauun, auu inr v c:i cmonies
of the occasion w< re conducted by
the Grand Lodge, F. A. A. M. A memorable
feature of thp event was the presence
of President Theodore Roosevelt, who delivered
the principal address. The other
speakers were Grand Master Francis J.
Woodman and Past Grand Master J. Henry
Small, jr.. and Matthew Trimble, president
and vice president, respectively, of the Masonic
The ceremonies were opened with a prayer
by Rev. Richard P. Williams, rector of
Trinity Episcopal Church, following which
the Masonic choir sang "America,'" the
Marine Hand playing an accompaniment.
Past Grand Master J. H. Small, president
of the Masonic Temple Association, then
advanced to the fore and addressed the immense
assemblage, which w is massed before
the grand stand. He said:
"Mr. President, most worshipful grand
master, friends and brethren:
"The Masonic Temple Association of the
District of Columbia, chartered under act
of Congress April 15, 1808, and composed of
representatives annually elected from the
Masonic bodies of this jurisdiction, directs
me as its president to act as master of j
ceremonies ml me ih> ui trie earner >>u?iie.
of this temple and to announce the order of
exercises deemed proper on this occasion.
"Nothing need be said, my brethren, to
impress upon us the dignity and importance
of this great event in the history of Masonry
in the District of Columbia. The temple
when completed will speak for itself?a
more fitting monument to the industry and
progressiveness of the order could not have
been conceived. We have here the result of
years of striving, of unselfish devotion and
of conscientious application to a splendid
Origin of Movement.
"The movement to?erect a new temple
XI<lll ILO uii&m in in*: IJIUIUUUU luiivitiiun m
Masons throughout the jurisdiction that
they should possess a home more in keeping
with a large and ever-increasing fraternity,
and with the influence exerted by
the principles of the order.
"As far back as 181H) it was felt that this
temple should be built, and from that time
to this eventful day our progress toward
this goal of our ambition lias been marked
by difficulties met and overcome, enthusiasm
wrougnt out of hesitation and
doubt, and the conviction that so grand a
project should command our most faithful
"The spirit evinced by those who have
cherished this noble work will be perpetuated
by this magnificent structure, which
will testify to succeeding generations to an
endeavor, characterized by unfailing energy
and unswerving rectitude, to serve our
brothers and to exalt the principles of
Masonry and enhance its influence.
Honored by President's Presence.
"Most worshipful grand master and brethren,
the fraternity is honored on this occasion
by the presence of the President of
the United States, Brother Theodore Koosevelt,
by our District Commissioners and
many other distinguished men and brethren
from this and sister jurisdictions, some of
whom will address us later.
"And now, most worsliipful sir. without
further preface, I will proceed to discharge
the duties assigned to me, and in the name
and on behalf of the Masonic Temple Association,
I surrender to you, most worshipful
grand master, this gavel of authority
for the purpose of laying the cornerstone."
After the Marine Band, under the direction
of Lieut. Santelmann, had rendered a
selection, the laying of the cornerstone by
tlm ilrnnH T.nilwp <?f fht? Di?triff nf Pnlnm.
bia, headed by Grand Master Francis J.
Woodman, was proceeded with according to
the Masonic ritual.
The ceremonial was as follows:
Grand Master?The Grand Lodge is here
assembled for the purpose of laying the
corner stone of a building to be dedicated
to the worship of the Almighty and Eternal
God. the Architect and Huler of the
Universe, at whose creative flat all things
)n draught at bars and 1
sitter Lager in fli
I Ilai lewicS'i
pure as the beer itself.
m1 air and hygienic brewing, aging and
rhless "Maerzen" and "Senate" Beers :
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calv sealed nines mniliict mir liccr. din
uncleanliness when you drink Heurich
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Rebate of 50c for empty bottles Delivered
sired, l'ostal of phone W. ;!7.
pth, D and Water Streei
were first made, and as ;ve as Masons are
taught that we should implore the aid of
our Supreme Grand Master in all our laudable
undertakings, let us attend while the
reverend ami worshipful grand chaplain
invokes the divine blessing.
Prayer by the grand chaplain.
Music by the band or choir.
Grand Master? Kight worshipful grand
treasurer, you will deposit in the case the
several articles as they are called by the
right worshipful grand secretary.
The grand secretary then read the list
and deposit is made by the grand treasurer
as directed, soft music, either vocal or in
strumental, being rendered during tlie ceremony.
The trowel is presented to the grand
Grand Master?The trowel will he used in
spreading the cement which shall unite this
building into one common mass. Remembering
that we are all children of our Father
in heaven, who loves and pities all. may
the trowel symbolize to us the spreading of
the cement of friendship and affection
which should unite the brotherhood of man
into a sacred band, among whom no contention
should ever exist save that noble
contention, or rather emulation, of who can
best work and best agree.
The grand master spread the cement for
the corner stone, the workmen completing
the task. When all was In readiness, the
workmen swung the stone into position and
lowered it by three distinct motions to its
proper place at the corner of the foundation,
the band meanwhile playing soft music.
Office of the Architect.
Architect Waddy T. Wood then presented
the square, level and plumb to the grand
master, and said:
"Most worshipful, the necessary prep- |
arafions having been made for laying i
the "foundation stone" of this edifice, I I
present you the squire, level and plumb, j
those useful implements of the craft by I
which you will be able to ascertain that !
the material which is to constitute the !
chief corner stone of the future edifice, and )
which you are about to lay in its appro- .
priate position, is 'well formed, true and
The grand master handed the square to
the deputy grand master, the level to the |
senior grand warden and the plumb to the
junior grand warden. The grand master, I
the deputy grand master senior and junior |
grand wardens, and past grand masters I
then deseended from the platform, and the :
Errand master and nast irr:ind m:\sters stonil i
at the east of the stone, the deputy grand j
master on the right of the grand master,
the senior grand warden at the west and
the junior grand warden at the south of
Grand Master?Right worshipful deputy
grand master, what is the proper jewel of
j our office?
v?i;iuu lUcjairi ? a ut.* Mjuare, must
Grand Master?What are its moral and
Deputy Grand Master?To square our actions
by the square of virtue, and prove
Grand Master?Apply the implement of
your office to that portion of the foundation
stone that needs to he proved, and
Deputy Grand Master?Most worshipful, I
find the stone to be square. The craftsmen i
have performed thiir duty.
Grand Master?Right worshipful senior
grand warden, what is the proper jewel of
Senior Grand Warden?The level, most
Grand Master?What is its Masonic use?
Senior Grand Warden?Morally it reminds
us of equality, and its use is to prove
Grand Master?Apply the implement of
your office to the foundation stone and
oemor viraiui \\;wu<n?.viu- \\ in > r.ipiui. l
find the stone to be level. The craftsmen
have performed their duty.
Grand Master?Right worshipful junior
grand warden, what is the proper jewel of
yt- 4 ;iice?
Ji. r Grand Warden?The plumb, most
Grand Master?What is its Masonic u=e?
Junior Grand Warden?Morally it teaches
rectitude of conduct, and its use is to try
Grand Master?Apply the implement of
your office to the several edges of the
foundation stone and make report.
Junior Grand Warden?Most worshipful. I
find the stone is plumb. The craftsmen
have performed their duty.
Grand master?This corner stone has been
tested by the proper implements of operative
masonry, and I find that the craftsmen
have skillfully and faithfully performed
tlit-ir duty. I therefore declare the stone to
be well formed, true and trusty, and correctly
laid according to the rules of our
ancient craft. May the All-bounteous Author
of Nature assist in the erection and
r?nmnlptlnn of this huilrifni? nnifpftini?
workmen from every accident, and may He
long preserve this structure from decay.
Vessel of Corn.
The deputy grand master presented to the
grand ma?ter the vessel of corn, saying:
Deputy grand master-Most worshipful
grand master, It has been the immemorial
custom to scatter corn as an emblem of
nourishment. I therefore present you this
vessel of corn.
The grand master scattered the corn upon 1
the stone, saying:
Grand master?In the name of the Great 1
Jehovah, to whom be all honor and glory,
I now scatter this corn, and invoke a continuation
of the prosperity and manifold '
blessings which He has unceasingly bestowed
upon our country and its people.
The senior grand warden presented the
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Senior grand warden ? Most worshipful
grand master, wine, the emlilem of refresh- '
mont, having been used mystically by onr .
ancient brethren, I present you with this
vessel of wine.
The grand mTTSter poured It upon the '
Grand master.?In the name of the Holy
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Saints John. I pour out this wine to virtue.
May tlie Giver of every good ami |?erfect
gift bless anil prosper all our undertakings
hiuI inspire thi- present generation with
wls.lom and virtue to transmit to the latest
posterity, unimpaired, so priceless an heritage.
The junior grand warden presented the
vessel of oil. saying.
Junior grand warden.?Most worshiped
grand master. I present you. to be used according
to ancient custom, this vessel of oil.
i ne grand master poured it upon tinstone.
and extending his hand, said:
Grand master.?I pour out this oil. an emblem
of Joy. May health, prosperity an.I
peace, symbolized by corn, wine and oil.
plenteously abound throughout the lemsth
anil breadth of our land. May tin- Great
Ruler of the universe bless and consecrate
the edifice which shall rise on this found i
lion stone and In due time may it be solemnly
dedicated to His worship.
Amen. So mote it be.
The grand master then struck the stone
three times with his travel, and the breath
ren give the public grand honors three
times. The grand mauler ascended the
platform and delivered over the implements
to the architect, saying:
Worthy brother, having thus, as grand
master of .Masons, laid the foundation
stone of this structure. I now deliver thes*
implements of your profession into your
hands, intrusting you with the superintendence
and direction of the w irk, having
full conlidence in your skill and capacity
to conduct the same.
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The grand master then closed the ceremonies
by saying: "Ladies, gentlemen and
Brethren?Be it known unto you that wo
be lawful Masons, true and faithful to the
laws of our country, and engaged b> solemn
obligations to aid in the erection of
public buildings by placing in position the
chief cornerstone whenever called upon to
do so by those having charge of the same.
These ceremonies which you have witnessed
have come down to us from time immemorial
:inil 9TP in t hi>me?>lvt>a i?i111 a l*l.? *.? im
as purely symbolic of that spiritual building
which each one of us is engaged in
erecting during our natural life, and as in
tiiis temporal building about to be erected
we have proved the chief cornerstone to be
well formed, true and trusty, let each one
of us be sure that in the spiritual building
our chief cornerstone be likewise well formed,
true and trusty."
Description of Corner Stone.
The corner stone Is a four-foot cube with
squared faces and laid In the northeast
comer, and is the first stone of the new
temple to be put in position.
The stone is a cube, because the cube is
a symbol of truth, that is. perfection, all of
its proportions being the same, or perfect.
Its faces are square, because a square Is a
well-known symbol of morality. It is situ
ated in the northeast corner, because In
that position it lies between the north, tha
place of darkness, and the east the place of
light. In this position it symbolizes Masonic
progress from darkness to light, and from
ignorance to knowledge.
In facing the north, the place of darkness,
and then turning to face the east, the
place of light, the movement is madu
around the northeast corner ninety degrees,
or the angle of a square.
The dimension of four feet is that of tha
base of the smallest or primary I*ytha
u miign-, "i iui ij -o' >cmii |?uuit in v_? i.
Kuclid, a well-known Masonic emblem.
The corner stone, or head of the corner,
is, in this instance, the first stone to he
placed, as i3 proper. Frequently. If not
usually, many stones are laid, and then the
corner stone is adjusted from this, whereas,
the corner stone should he the tiist to bo
laid, and then from this, as the first of the
corner, all the others are measured off and
adjusted. Therefore. In this new Masonic
Temple, which is to be the future home of
the craft of this jurisdiction, recurrence is
made to ancient usage, and in the formation
ami 1 lying of this corner stone exact
Masonic usage is found.
The articles deposited In the corner stone
were as follows:
nm lr-iit iif Itrnl Iht (Ii'tiriT** \V;ish
ington, lirst President of the I'nited States.
Steel portrait of Brother Theodore Roosevelt,
President of the l.'nitcd Slates.
Act of incorporation of the Alasonie Temple
Association of the District of Columbia. r
Annual address of the president of the
Masonic Temple Associ iliou of the u:strlct
LI.1 of members of the Masonic Temple
Photograph of John Henry Small, jr.. .
president of the Masonic Temple Associa- '
Photograph of Francis J. Woo iman, grand
Photograph of Arvine \V. Johnston, grand
Invitation of Grand Lodge to laying of
Masonic code of the Plstri -t of Columbia.
Proceedings of Oram) Lodge, 1 Hi.
Masonic calendar, 1!M>7
Facsimile copies of Peclaration of Independence
and Constitution of lae l.'niteil
States, presented iiy the Srw Jerusalem
Podge, So. ! . through William McNeir. ,
Proof set of United States silver and
minor coins, 1!*?7.
Medal struck at United States mint com
.,f ih?j Iimwfnwn ?
Pen with which contract for building of
the temple was signed.
Copy of Evening Star. June 7, 11KTT
Copy of Washington Times, June 7, lltOT.
Copy of Washington Post, June 8, 1007.
Copy of Washington Herald. June H. 11*?7.
Copy of Washington Evening Critic, 8ep:ember
? , 1S81, giving new* of death of
President (Surfield. presented by Joseph
hl ?rz?ig of Osiris I^xlge, No. 2*5.
Kile of Masonic Fair News, April 15 to *
April "J7. HH)7.
Booklet containing a brief history of the
(Continued on Fifteenth I'aije >
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