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HE COLORED CITIZEN.
orriel No. 1:;7N. MAIN STRETr. jortll. and .evonnl. The ali-absorbing issue-"bury the lers out of sight." This campaign seems to be run on e shape and talent policy. When you need any job printing ag up Ross & Frank, telephone No. 9. The people of this city and state e aroused and the cry is down with e boodlers. Registration will begin Tuesday, :t. 9. Don't wait, but put your name wn at once. TLe Teachers' Institute last week as largely attended and the pro edings were very interestiug. public sentiment throughout the te is against a boodle campaign .d the tide is rapidly turning Hel award. The very booster who Is now yelling udest for Anaconda will, when he ts in the booth, vote for Helena for re "cussedness." Even the old mossbacks are getting gait on them and they have ceased aklng and gone hard to work for sena for the capital. The populists want to start an even g daily to be known as the Tele am. They don't like to be muzzled th a weekly. Success to the enter se. Some of the candidates seem to be' boring under a great mental strain. ey might relieve themselves and re their time, too, by discounting e result. The people of Helena are com ancng to realize that they must rk if they would win in the capital ht, and therefore every citisen is rd at work. The ladies of this state are going take a hand in the capital contest. ey don't propose to have the fair me of the state smirched by a few ported tramps. Unless the people-everybody, male female, old and young-put their oulders to the wheel and give a ng and steady push, the boodlers y win the fight. utside people want to know facts d figures about Helena. Of course know we have the best city for the rmanent capital, but that don't tisfy the public. Herbert B. Reed is successfully king an excellent scheme, which heartily seconded by our citizens II result in securing many votes for lena for the capital. Our democratic friends wear a grim d determined look that bears the amistakable appearance of expect t defeat. Don't give up, yet, but Ick it out so thlugs will look lively. I expect to do up both Charley and Dn by a good round majority. I'm dlng to fool them. Each of them inks he has got a sure thing, and iat's where I'll get them -J Henry argens. I've got -to attend conference in elena on the llth. Somehow, I n't feel like going over there. I ess I'll have to pin on a Helena dge and be in the swim.-Rev. Chas. shingberry, Butte. The Misses Crump, Donnell and rkin gave a very enjoyable enter inment last Thursday night for the neft of the A. M. E. church. The tendance was good and the affair as a financial success. Miss Edith Joyce DeVore, the elo tionist, who filled the role of Prof. oung, who was sick, at the Teach 'Institute last week, acquitted rself in a most admirable manner d she was the recipient of many stly deserved compliments. Yes, these old tables and chairs n't look just as nice as they ought and that's the reason I didn't ask -m Word to sit down; besides, our gars haven't arrived yet. But as e are sure winners we can put up Ith them till election.-Secretary ed Holroyd. I made a bet some time ago that nacoada would win the capital. fter I came back from the Ana nda excursion I tried to get the akes down by paying fifty cents on e dollar, but the other fellow ouldn't agree. So I guess I'm out . amount of the bet-E. G. Cole. Yes, we've hung our shingle out and ll be ready for business as soon as e boys can rustle up a little cash, ough it's a pretty hard job. I wish ose election returns had come in e other way. I expect to make a nning fight, but I must have the news of war.-Chairman Donald adford. }d. Abery, well and favorably own in this city, and for some time st connected with the firm of Rosa Frank, of this city, has gone to isoula to act as foreman of the ily Missoulian. Mr. Abery is a gen man of excellent parts and his so ety of habits and sterling business lities will always secure him pre nt in any community he may ve. We are making a still hunt and ex pect to slip In.-Alex. F. Burns. I've been all the week trying to raise my committee assessment. It's a hard job.-Nominee. I'm making a house to house can vass and if I get all the votes prom ised I'll be sure of election.--Miss C. L. Turnlev. Pend me twenty copies of the CITI ZEN each week. I have that number spoken for. I am glad to see the race progressing.-H. K. Holmes, Havre. My position as treasurer of the cen tral committee lb no sine cura, and from what I can learn the other two fellows are faring no better.-Moses Morris. The recent election returns make me feel pretty comfortable, but I'd feel a good deal better if these other papers were doing as much for our capital fight as the COLORED CITIZEN. -Ex-Senator W. F. Sanders. They take me for the congressional nominee. It's a misfortune to have another fellow of the same name run ning for office. If I'm beat I am go ing to put Hal in for my election ex penses.-Michael Corbett. Everything looks very favorable at Marysville for the republicans. I be lieve our town is going to be the bat tile-ground of the campaign. Yes, some of the democratic nominees have been making things lively around our town, but the boys like a good time.-John Herron. THE LADIES TO THE IESCUE. A Sleul Duty Cellfrout the People of this A solemn duty confronts every household in this state. Shall the rising generation have the finger of scorn and derision pointed at them? Shall it go on record and into history that in the year '94 a corrupt corpor ation bought for dollars and cents a majority of the electors of this state? Shall a Montanian when abroad be the object of reproach and a target for the censure of honest citizens? Shall Montana become notorious the world over as a community of cor rupt and debauched people who are for sale to the highest bidder? Do we wish to drive from our midst hon est citizens and deter respectable people from settling within our borders? Do we wish capital to aban don us or to shun our state? Then let our citizens look the matter squarely in the face and by individual effort exerted by action, word and deed make a superhuman effort to thwart the nefarious scheme of the Ana conda company which cares not for the reputatlon of the dead, the live or the unborn, nor for the obloquy that shall be heaped upon the good as well as the bad. Ladies, organize for the protection of your state, your firesides, your children and the future. A. I. . CBHUICH ANNUAL CONFERENCE. The annual conference of the A. M. B. church, Bishop Jas. A. Handy pre siding, will convene in this city Thursday, Oct. 11. This is the first time Helena has been honored as the meeting place of the Colorado confer ence, which is composed of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, and our citizens should use every effort to make the occasion pleasant for the large number of clergymen an-d Taymen who will be in attendance. Bishop Handy is a learned divine of national reputation and our citizens will have a religious feast of eloquence and wisdom in store during his stay. The railroads have granted a round trip fare of one and one-fifth rate during the confer ence, which will remain in session un til the 15th, and it is hoped a large number of friends will take advant age thereof and come in goodly num bers. Rev. J. P. Watson and his es timable wife, as well as the officers and members of his church, assisted by our citizens, are making every ar rangement to assure a complete suc cess of the conference. There will be an interesting programme for each day and our citizens will no doubt be well repaid for a visit. A cordial and hearty greeting is extended to the churches of this city and citizens in general to lend their presence as often as possible during the sessions of the conference. OUR SUPIEIE COURT. An able supreme bench reflects credit upon the state and is a matter of pride both at home and abroad. We therefore take pleasure in noting the fact that every indication points to the election of Hon. WilLiam H. Hunt by one of the largest majorities ever given a prime favorite in this state. Full of energy and vim; able, upright and conscientious; with a well stored, accurately balanced and fine analytical mind; with a depth of research far reaching and ex haustive, Judge Hunt will add luster to the bench of our highest court that will arouse the pride and admiration of all true Montanians. THE POPULIST PARTY WHAT IT IS AND OF WHAT ELE MENTS COMPOSED. Prinelples of the Party as F.rmulated at Omaha, St. Louis and Oeala-ObtiJetlea to This Organation - One Class of Citl sem Arrayed Against Another. The fact that this party has been able to elect governors and legislatures in peveral states and to secure several sen ators and members of the house of rep resentatives in congress gives it a right to be considered as a factor in politics which must be taken into account by the old and dominant parties. So far as it has coherence, this new party is composed of the Farmers' Alli ance, Knights of Labor and other bodies supposed to be organized to promote the interests of the "industrial classes" in opposition to the "capitalist and em ploying classes," together with the dis satisfied elements of all classes. The principles of this party, as for mulated by its national convention at Omaha July 4, 1892, at the St. Louis and Ocala conventions and other author ised utterances, seems to be these: First-That the nation is on the verge of moral, political and material ruin be cause of corruption at the ballot box, in the legislatures and congress and on the bench, all resulting from legislation by the two old parties in the interest of the rich and reducing the masses to pov erty and suffering. The remedy pro posed for this is: Second-The permanent and perpet ual union of the labor forces of the United States in a political party for the purpose of electing public officers of all grades who hold to and will carry out their principles. Third-Governmental ownership and control of the means for the crestion, conservation and distribution of wealth. How far this is to go is not yet fully determined. The nationaiists would in clude lands, houses, factories, stores and everything else, abolishing money and having all things in common. But the general mass seem to be content with governmental ownership of railroads, telegraphs and such like means of com munication and the establishment of governmental satings banks, loan offces and other means of taking care of and distributing money. Many of the utter ances under this head are so crude and contradictory that exact statement is im possible. Fourth-Demand is made for the free and unlimited coinage of gold and sil ver at the ratioof 1 to 16; of aciroulat ing medium of not less than $50 per head of population; of the issue of gov ernment notes, to be a full legal tender for all debts and demands, public and private, to be loaned by the government to the people on land or other security at I per cent interest per annum. Fifth-Like other platforms, there are declarations concerning current questions, temporary, and which cannot be held as permanent principles, and many declarations which are simply the common utterances of all parties. No attempt will be made to state these. The three fundamental principles of the party seem to be (1) the political organization of the industrial classes to control elections; (2) a large extension of governmental ownership and control of industrial foroel; (8) a large supply of government money, with direct issue to the people who want it. ObWeetiom s This Part. The objections which present them srlves to this party and its demands are: First-That, being based on an as ammption of the poverty and destitution of the masses, it is in danger of becom ing an organized attack on all rights of private property and must end in an archy or communism. No one should enter the party who is not prepared to follow it to one or the other of these .nnlnuinns. Second-That, being an attempt to organize one class of citizens against another class, laborers against capital sts, it must load to more pronounced conflicts, aggravate all the evils of or ganized lockouts and strikes and tends to civil war-not to peace. Third-That, being based on charges of universal corruption and fraud, it tends to break down all oonfidence of man in man and begets the very corrup tion it charges in its own followers.as well as others. Evil grows in him who evil thinks. The short experience of this party already demonstrates its de moralizhng influence. Fourth-That, while charging uni vermal corruption upon all branches of the government, national and state, it proposes to infinitely multiply the means and rewards of corruption by multiplying the governmental control of the production and distribution of wealth. When public omficers are charged with the creation, loaning and collecting of almost unlimited amounts of money, with the owning and manage ment of enterprises requiring the em poyment and discharge of hundreds of housands of men, where will be the limit of peculation and fraud? If we cannot have honest officers with the present very limited temptations and means of stealing, what can we expect with the unlimited opportunities pro posed? Human nature will be the same, and results must be in proportion to the means offered. Fifth-The scheme of governmental ownership of the means of intercourse Vad transportation seems impracticable ~m the financial standpoint. These are sow property of private owners, and there seems to be but two ways in which the government can acquire them. One is to purcbase them. But the govern ment has no money to buy with and can get none except by some form of taxa tion. If it should buy them on credit, it would create a national debt many times greater than the war debt, and that debt would have to be representeid by "promises to pay," and to pay both principal and interest erous taxes be vid. This r rt, th .abe hm-,b r a nwtise Imd be seeY ing an tammense debt, to be paid by burdensome taxation for generations The other moans of acquiring this prop. erty is "confiscation." But there is no reason why this kind of property should be oonfisoated any more than any other. It was lawful property when its owners invested in it, and they have the same moral and lawful right to it that the farmer has to his land; the merchant to his goods and the mechanio to his tools Besides the constitution is in the way, for that declares that "private property shall not be taken for public use with out just oompensation." In short, the proposition is impracticable, and the attempt to realize it would subvert the government and end, as suggested, in anarchy or communism. Sixth-Equally impracticable seems to be the proposal to issue and loan large amounts of government notes Be ing government notes, they could be loaned or paid out only "for value re ceived." They would represent a debt owed by the government, and which it must express as a "promise to pay." It must therefore make some provision to pay them. They could neither have nor express value, except in the terms of something having value-that is, each one must promise to pay so many bush els of wheat, acres of land or dollars. The government must therefore acquire this land, wheat or dollar with which to give value to its paper. Now, if the government gave them out in the pur chase of land, wheat or dollars, it must hold these with which to redeem them. If it loaned them on mortgage of land, wheat or dollars, it must have the cus tody of these, and be at the expense of their care and use, and at the expense also of collection, foreclosure, etc. Two per cent interest would not pay the ex pense and losses involved, which would have to be made up by taxes. Besides in what possible way could the value of the property to be mortgaged be de termined? Would it be fixed by law, owne for all, at the present market rates? Would the loans be fixed at a given per cent of this legal valuation, or would the valuation of the property and the amount to be loaned be subject to the increase of the market price? If so, who can fail to see that the more paper there was issued the higher.e~e would rise, and the higher prices rose the more paper would be issued, and so an increase of prices and an increase of loans go on perpetually, or until the scheme collapsed in universal bankrupt. cy of both the government and the pe pie. And then what a mighty political machine it would be for the Populist bosses Seventh-Finally the short history of Populism affords us abundant evi dence of "bossism" and "corruption" to warn against placing in the hands of its leaders any such powers and temp tations. Kansas and South Carolina, one intensely Republican and the other in tensely Democratic, are "awful exam ples. " Look at these pictures drawn by themselves. What Is PealUmT? Frpm the Topeka New Era (Populist papeo) of July 91, 1894, under above titl4 Shoe the inauguration of Governor Lewelling down to the 3d of July last he has been busy in carrying out or toy ing with the contracts made with the Democracy at Wichita and since. These hellish schemes now settled, by agreement the campaign was ready to coa imenoe Was there ever such political treach ery on record? Following this, the county convention of Shawnee county was made up, In part, with delegates elected under a forged call of the city primaries, and largely by the manipulation of the po lioe department acting under ordars from their superiors and the state com mittee. They know that Governor Lewelling, the state oficers and Chairman Breiden thal encourage them in their hellish work. It is the old political method of whipping in carried to the extreme But the Democratic convention turned a deaf ear to their sycophantic pleadings and refused to indorse a single nominee of the so called Populist convention. Democracy said: "We have enough of your shams and of your frauds. Hence forth we will go it alone, " and prooeed ed to nominate a straight Democratic state ticket. If the board of Atchison city had done their duty as officials and given the city good government, then why were they removed? Because they antagonized the interest of the saloons and gambling dens by closing them up at 10 o'clock at night and on Sundays, and there is no escap ing this charge. Kansas Populism stands for unre stricted operation of saloons, and Gov ernor Lewelling so declares it. Kansas Populism stands for gambling dens and policy shops, and Governor Lewelling so declares it. Kansas Populism stands for more bawdy houses and more prostitution, and Governor Lewelling so declares it Kansas Populism stands for "moral, financial and material ruin," and Gov ernor Lewelling so declares it. It must be humiliating to a true Pop ulist to know that the political party with which he is affiliated, and which he has been led to believe will soon usher in the millennium for labor, has got down so low in the slums of vice, fraud and corruption, has professed, pretended and lied to such an extent, that it is recognized among thinking and observing men as the chief source from which the vicious and criminal classes derive their power to prey upon society. mosnortus cmaset Rm the evowrm t sueeeuIIn7. The receipts of the government for the fiscal year 1894 were nearly $89, 000,000 les than the receipts of the government for the fiscal year 1898. The expenditures of the government for the year 1894 were nearly $17,000,000 less than in 1893, while the payments o peomiom for 1894 were $18,100,000 s than for the flsoal year 1898. 11 ST. JOHN AND MALTA. V. L. Grand Attoerney Hary . Lawrearse Note and Gossip. A member of the order who is unlver gally respected is Bro. Harry F. Lawrence at Brooklyn, very eminent grand attorney. He was born in 1860 and is-there fore 84 years old. Bro. Lawrence war admitted to Brooklyn en Scampment, No. 65, Knights of St. John and Malta, In 1887, and war raised a kaight of Justice, taking the other orders or degrees ecasoe sively at suoosed ing convocations I. F. LAW*WNOZ. of "old 66." In 1891, after repeated refusals of oeical p =i slon', Sir Knight Lawrence was created a past commander, and at the annual con vention of the chapter general of Ameri ca, P. C., Lawrence was unanimously elected very eminent grand attorney to the order, which position he filled so very smt isfactorily that in 1898 he was again cho sen to fill the same oice. A special convocation of the supreme council, college of ancients, will convene at Toronto Sept. 94. The various encappments are actively preparing for the pilgrimage to Toronto. Tbe new rituals of the "oollege," contain nlg the entire working of the degrees, will shortly be distributed to the preceptories. The annual convocation of the chapter general of America will be held this year at Toronto, and from present indications the order will be very largely epremsealed on that occasion. ODD FELLOW& Teb Pirt Lady Webo Orand ot a eobekah L*dse-Lnklets. It is claimed that Sister Anna M. Pike of Alpha Rebekah lodge, No. 78, 8t. Louis, is entitled to the honor of being the first lady N. 0. of a Rebekah lodge. Bis ste Pike holdsa wt,,. saming that she was elected and installed within one week from the passage of the law by the sovereign grand lodge authorising sistes to All that places. There are 09 lodges and 4, 6. membees In the lower province of British North America. Ontario has 868 lodges and U,000 mem A practical exemplification of the gold. en motto,"Frlendhip, Love and Truth, "en the part of individual members is the real progress which the order should seek to attain. The grand lodge of Ontario voted in fa vor of badges instead of collars. The per capita tax upon subordinate lodges in Massachusetts for grand lodge purposes is 10 cents per term. Ontario pays the grand seoretary and grand treasurer salaries of $5,000 eaob. There will be over 60 new represent tives at the sovereign grand lodge meet ing. At the recent session of the grand lodge of Minnesota an amendment to the constitution providinl for the election of grand lodge omoers by vote of all past grands In their respective lodges prior to the grand lodge sessions and making re turn to the grand lodge was adopted. At the laying of the cornerstone of the new Odd Fellows' temple at Albany 8,600 brethren marobed in the procession. Grand Secretary Cole's report shows the total membershulp of Massachusetts to be 48,188. Hereafter the charter fee for Rebeah lodges in Massachusets will be $85, not to include rituals. The expenses of Institut ing Rebekah lodges is to be paid from the Rebekah lodge fund. The grand lodge of New York was re moved from the city of New York to Al bany in 1888 without authority or sanc tion of the G. L. of U 8. and was reorgan ised at Newburg in November, 1857, by a commission of the 0. L. of U. S. The grand lodge of Massachusetts made appropriations for salaries as follows: Grand secretary, $1,600; grand treasurer, $800; grand instructor, $1.000. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Geed Showlag or the ladswmert aak. Spear Poeta.. The report of the endowment rank for the quarter ending July 1 has been re ceived and shows the eighteenth fisal year of the rank to be thus far the most pros perous in its history. More sections have been organized than In any previous quar ter, and the membership and the amount of endowment also show the same satis factory results. Since April 1, 1894, 109 new sections have been organised. Out of nearly 8,000 applicants 1,889 have suc cessfully passed the medical examination and been admitted. What the world wants today is less creed and more brotherhood, leas dogma and more he'pfulness. Bridgeport, Conn., has a new lodge of 109 members called P. T. Barnum lodge. Iowa lodge of Hastings, Ia., has decald ed to build a castle hall. By the glorious principles of friendship, charity and benevolence, by the sacrdices made by the brethren, by the unnumbered nights in their cold and silent gravee, good Lord, deliver us. Reoal Areamam. One assessment is called for September and must be paid before Oct. 1. The call has 108 deaths, of which two were sui eldes and 1I acocdental. The total membership of the order Jury 81 was 156,01l in 1,971 subordinate coun The estimated resources of the order are $840,614.67 and the estimated liabilities $448,000, leaving an excess of resources July 81 to provide for deaths in August of $898,514.57. The total payments in the W. O. H. fund to July 81 were $97,779,00.1i0. Cathollc Order of Foresters. The Institution of the Catholic Order of Foresters can well be compared as a tri umphant achievement with the discovery of America by Christopher Columbu4. It came Into existence on the 93d of May, 1888, in the dallity hall of the Holy Fam ily church In the city of Chicago, by a f-r pstiemen meeting together and drawing up a constleitioa. MASONIC. ueawg unee" n te =,dg5es 41o m. u ry--Treleaber Digas. (Giman Mauons are ve sleet 1a es eluding the profane fhol their a mr Ing of whatever kind. Men of modsuae means, but of good report, am re Ma sons without fee for the pur pos - of ing at banquet and estival lom and otherwise. These ae called ' ueag brethren." They are exmpt .ke the payment of dues and are remamad f their services. The name Freemason app.eof the Ant time in statute 96 o w I ad 1ngland, A. D. 1850. The term igd a "freestone mason," one who wehae In freestone as distinguished hrom a nem mason, who builds walls with rough stol George Washington, as acting mad master, laid the cornerstone of the igt at Washington on Sept. 18, lTL All those things which ae kind, ew itable and good Masonry encourages, ad all things which are unkind, violeab a cruel it discourages. Eclectlo chapter, No. 1901, Leadoa, having exalted a candidate be ao theM · piration of 19 months from the date raising, previously to the altsate u o the law, the committee of general purpDOsese dered that the chapter be censured and the candidate reobllgated. The jurisdictions having lodges of the largest membership are in the kileling dnler: Minnesota, 674; New rToa $61; Colorado, 610; Illinois, 688, MhI am, 678; Connectiout, 667; Distlot at Oolam bia, 646; Pennsylvania, 600; MmIashu setts, 489; California, 44; Rhodo Island 460; Ohio, 446, etc. The virtues of Masonry may be summed up in the words love and charity. Brethren who have not steded i eoen read the Ahiman Beson should ane pae as oracles on Masonlo Jursprudeass.--I - stone. Masonry is based upon eempseheadgi Ideas which have blossomed btedominat lag forces. Who rightly rteds its leons and un derstands Its spirit grasps Its Ideal and Sthem. To him and through him r becomes a mighty pewmr go pcod. If you intend to pursue the go Masonry with any result, it Is l ble that you attend the lodge pla . The net gain of membhsehip in the United States and Canada ee the pst year is 3s,s876. 36,771 Masons in Canada. Napoleon received the degree of lse masonry at Malts in the year 1.4. UNITED WORKMEN. oa the reants e o lssma Sieaml she Order Itema--Xate. If it werepossible nany wy to aeema the Interest of the membe ia the i raternal features of the arder s it would have something do the ss l a - once now enjoyed by the Maval eaie, our suoceso would become ,asrt peatlr than it can be n any other way. The A. O. U. W. cannot sanseed ea its pse M.on features only. It is absoluely s tal to its prosperity and powib tha, In addition to these bene&lal Igawa th fraternal part be carried eot. As s m t ten been aid. fraternity Is the mlndati upon which our order Is bul , nd if at weakens It will soon to e er.--Ove. seer. A reunion of the Aneleat Oier Uatsd Workmen was held at 8. Jeseph, MI ., on the 1Sth, 39th and l 0th of Augut. The loyal qnrd lodge of lowaeoemMat to prosper. Ite m em eip is now newly 9,000. The jurisdiotion of New nglan has a membership of 39,671. One masmmeat only was called for August. Texas has paid 6$47,000 to the .W -e and orphans of deceased Worekmae dr g' the past year. RED MEN. Orand Coeoni of Calersa 11e0e M heuem Aleos the Tral. The grand council of Cafifeam In as.. mion at Sacramento raised up the alOw nlg chiefs: S. Gumbinne, Igrat O. F. Seavey, great sachem ; A. J ea , great senior sagamore; ev. J. Sims, great junior sagamore; Charles P. Bur man, chief of records; W. J. lSmith, pea keeper of wampum. The Red Men are very strlag II Geeg rl and are oonstantly garowiag Ina samt. There are more than 9,800 memasee, esm. prising 40 lodges. The eight lodges in Atlanta have a membership of over 1,000, ad them are some of the most polam't$ best citizens in the city. The election in the great eeadl, Pg. eahontas degree, of California reslted a follows: Prophet, Mrs. A. O. Kean; Pocahontas, Min Carrie Johaness Wee nab, Miss Mabel Curtis; keper6W enerds, Mrs. Jennie Crae; keeper of weap.m, Mrs. A. K. Gill; Powhatan, J. B. OCan. Mr. J. K. Harris Is the grand seaem of Georgia, Mr. Jake Emmel i. the meat chief of recorda, and Mr. George K. John son is the great keeper of weampum. lndeoeadeot Order teegee.s. The high court of Illinois, in sesmo at Sterling, elected C. Stuart Beattl high chief ranger. T. W. Saunders was elected high secretary by acclamation far hib term. The finance committee of the Illac high court reports that since the lIast es ston the amount received was $31, 106.74, of which $6~,780. 89 had beme out on endowments. Into the s fnd had been paid $86,000 and $6,400 dlsb .ed for general expenses. Salaries of the high court of Illinaoi for the ensuing term were fxed as follows: High chief ranger, $600; secretary, $63000; treasurer, $600; board of direetors, Ml members, each $60. F. P. Jones is high chief ranger of the high court of Indiana and frank H. lein high secretary. The reserve fund of the order has almost reached the $1,000,000 mark. Ontario has 582 courts and 30,60 metm bers. olden CrAMS. The Golden Cnrns has averaged the low est death rate the past five years that of 11 of the largest societies in the eoua try. The order has about 86,000 members and has paed uut $,,000,000 to benacia rime of deceased members. Castle commandery of Wurcester, Mass., initiated 16 last term and Worcester oam mandery 9. A majority of the commanderles hae had their officers installed, and active pe arations are being made for a large Ia erese of members n Massachsetea.