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'THE COLORED CITIZEN.
Orrice No. 137 N. MAIN STRsBT. vocal and Iersonal. Don't fall to register. Sec that your friends register. i.et every colored voter register. Isaac Smith and family of White sulphur Springs are here attending conference. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Birthwright, of Butte, were welcome guests in our city last week. Mrs. Hattie Adams of Deer Lodge is here on a visit. She will probably remain all this week. Robert Lawrence of Butte, the pop ular tonsorial artist, was ever on a flying visit last week. The visiting delegates of Odd Fel lows were very favorably impressed with Helena and its people. Cole's band, with their becoming uniforms and headed by their gaudy drum major, attract much attention. Let the colored voters of the state vote solidly for Helena as a compli ment to her 500 prosperous colored citizens. Ed. Simms, the popular restau ranter of Great Falls, was in the city last week attending the sitting of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows. Rev. J. H. Redd of Great Falls is here in attendance on conference. He is one of the brightest and most popular young men of his section. The genial and popular Phil Sim mons, who has been rusticating over at Tewnsend for the past few days, is home again looking well and happy. Hon. J. P. Woolman, chairman of the capital committee, was over to Butte last week looking after the in terests of Helena, which he reports as flattering. . Wm. Morgan of Great Falls, the popular candidate for constable of that city, was over on a visit last week. He was favorably impressed with our people. Hon. L. H. Hershfield was one of the committee sent to Butte to con fer with Anaconda representatives relative to preventing fraud in the pending capital contest. Right Rev. James H. Handy, now presiding over the Colorado confer ence of the A. M. E. church In this city, is one of the most popular bishops in that denomination. Thomas E. Amos was over from Butte last week visiting old friends, of whom he has legions in this city. We regret that pressing business pre vented him from making a longer stay. L. A. Lasha, one of Butte's most substantial citizens, was in the city last week. The responsible position of' district grand treasurer was be stowed upon him by the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows. C. L. Bailey of Fort Custer made himself a prime favorite during his short stay here. As a mark of the high esteem in which he is held his brother Odd Fellows made him dep uty district grand master. Gen. C. D. Curtis donated 8100 in cash to assist the ladies in their cam paign against bribery and corruption. The ladies returned a vote of thanks for his generosity and no doubt would give him a solid vote if they could. Corporal J. P. Dundee of Fort Cus ter is one of the leading lights of Soldiers' Home Lodge of that place, which boasts of an active membership of 180. Mr. Dundee has made a host of friends in our city and we hope he will pay us another visit soon. H. H. Holmes is one of the rising young men of this state. He is lo cated at Havre and is engaged in a general periodical bnsiness and is making a success of it. This is a move in the right direction and we trust more of our young people will follow his example and start in busi ness for themselves. We learn through him that the Misses Cora and Laura Howard, for some time residents of this city, are now living at Havre with Mrs. Lettie Rose, who will act as their guardian. Also, that a colored soldier who had committed a grave offense, had been arrested and placed in jail pending a preliminary exami nation. G. U. , OF S. F. PARABE. Headed by W. C. Irwin and Cole's band, attired in their new and tasty uniforms and discoursing excellent music, the delegation in the city representing the lodges of the G. U. O. of O. F. from Fort Custer, Butte, Great Falls and the members of the Golden City Lodge of this city, pa raded our principal streets last Fri day. The display made was, indeed, most gratifying and on all sides could be heard words of high commenda tion. The procession was most ad mirably managed and reflected great credit not only on those who had the details in hand, but also upon each individual member who, by soldierly bearing and precision of step made the afair all the more striking and attractive. AN ENTERllSIING Fill. am & Frank Awarded the Cotract for MPriting 250,000 lallUs for the Capital Electlo, Rose & Frank, than whom there is no more enterprising, accommodating and artistic firm of job printers in the city, were awarded last week by Sec retary of State Rotwitt. over the heads of our leading job printers, the contract for printing 250,000 ballots for the capital election. This firm has also come nobly to the rescue of the ladies who are so earnestly work ing for Helena for the capital and they have taken their printiug at fig ures that is a worthy commentary upon their patriotism and devotion to the interests of Helena and its strug gle for the capital. The fact that this firm has one of the largest and best equipped job offices in the city with a corps of skilled and artistic workmen, and that they do first-class work at bottom figures should recom mend them to our citizens. Til LADIES OOIANIZE. They Will Coadet a Moral Campaig. The ladies of this city and state will be organized into Helena-for-the capital clubs and the capital contest will be turned into a moral campaign with a view to offset the corporate in fluence of the Anacond company and the horde of strikers who are In festing every neighborhood with their endeavors to bribe and debauch the electors of this state. It is indeed a novel sight to witness the heroic and noble efforts of the women of this state to preserve the purity of the ballot and protect the fair name of their homes. The urgency is great and they have come to the succor none too soon, for the state is threat ened with a catastrophe more injuri ous, far reaching and demoralizing than a pestilence. We predict that the ladies will bring forces to bear that will annihilate the enemy and insure a triumphant victory. A MUNIFICENT GIFT OF $1,000. Cd. Thomas Crame Come to the Alssisate of the ladies. Col. Thomas Cruse, by his generous donation of 12,000, has made the la dies of this city happy and provided them with the sinews of war that will enable them to make an effective and winning fight. The handsome and matronly countenances of our ladies are wreathed in gleeful smiles as they contemplate the good work that this munlficent donation will enable them to accomplish. Of course Col. Cruse is the hero of the day and many a sincere prayer for his welfare and health has been offered by numerous grateful hearts. It is on occasions of this kind, when vast interests are at stake, that noble and generous char acters come to the rescue and by timely assistance mace sad hearts joyous and wrest victory from the jaws of defeat. GIlAD UALLY IT 1'TTE. Nle.l Will GCt a HuadMe M~arity in lil, ver Maw. Ex-Senator W. F. Sanders and Ex Gov. Joseph K. Toole addressed a large and enthusiastic Butte audience last Thursday night. The impression made was of a most convincing nature and it is no exaggeration to predict that Silver Bow county will give Helena a good safe majority. This result is caly the logical sequence of public discussion. Anaconda's case will not bear scrutiny. From now till election Helena will steadily win votes, and when the returns shall be tabulated it will be demonstrated that the good citizens of this state have not been derelict to their duty. THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAM. Helena has a new evening daily, the Telegram. It is bright, newsy and well gotten up typographically and otherwise. It is a credit to the city and supplies a long felt want. The people ask and demand a quid pro quo for their newspaper subscription. They want the news right along and just as it occurs. An evening journal in live hands has the opportunity, es. pecially in this longitude, of present ing the news Llrst handed. It has a magnificent chance to scoop the local news and shut out the morning daily. It is to be hoped that the Telegram will receive loyal support and that it will grow older and stronger until it gets so vigorous that the darts and evil wishes of its enemies will serve only to spur it on to greater useful ness. UIflA.T,.A ,TIONAL IANI. The report of the condition of the Merchants National bank of this city for the quarter ending October 2, 1804, is indeed a just source of pride to the citizens of Helena. This insti tution is one of the soundest, most conservative and ably managed finan cial houses of the country, and is one of the few that withstood successfully the great panic of 1898. Its presi dent, Hon. L. H. Hershfield, is rated among the most astnte finan ciers of the country, and under his able management its business has steadily increased until it numbers among its patrons very many of our best citizens, largest depositors and heaviest business firms. It has been a potent factor in promoting and de veloping the many industries in this and adjoining states that have so rap idly built up the prosperous north west. THE QUESTION OF AVERAGES. Governor Meldsley Refutes Mlsheadig Statements by Demeerats. But they say the present law is better "becaune the average percentages are lower." Senator Mills well and thor oughly disposed of this point also in the recent speech from which I have quot.e when in answering one of the Demo oratic senators he said: "My friend quoted in defense of the bill the per cents in the tables. Nothing Is more deceptive than per cents. Sup pose we had $400,000,000 worth of du tiable goods coming into the United States, and that is in round numbers the amount in 1893. Suppose the dutes paid on those goods amounted to $400, 000,000 this year. That would be 100 per cent, would it not? Suppose, in revising the tariff, we put $200,000,000 worth of these same imports on the free list and receive $200,000,000 of duty on the other $200,000,000 of imports, the duty would still be 100 per cent and show that we had not reduced taxatiqn. "8uppose we put $800,000,000 on the free list and $100,000,000 on the dutiable list and taxed goods $100,000,. 000, it would still show that we had done nothing, for it is still 100 per cent. Suppose you put everything on the free list but a pound of candy worth $1 and charge $1.150 duty upon it. You are ar rayed before the country for increasing taxation 50 per cent, notwithstanding you have exempted $400,000,000 worth of imports from taxation and removed that great burden from the shoulders of the people. "In looking at a question of this t' rt you must Jake into consideration the goods that you exempt entirely from taxation and add to the free list. That was the peculiar value of the bill of 1887. In that bill we put $90,000,000 worth of imports on the free list. This bill only puts about $11,000,000 worth an the free list. We are going backward instead of forward. I say for myself and I know 1 speak for my friend from Missouri and my friend from Tennes see, and my friend from Arkansas, and all the rest of them-we do not at all accept of tariff reform. " This disposes of the statesmanship of percentages and demonstrates, as Re publican speakers have often done, its cheap and misleading character. For example, the percentages of duty under the law of 1890 were paraded as some thing enormous by Democratic orators and editors, who utterly ignored the great fact that the law transferred from the dutiable list to the free list non.. competing goods and products to the value of nearly $110,000,000. The truth is that the average rate of duty on all imports, under the law of 1890, was 8a p cent, and not 49 per cent, as has n so often erroneously stated. It is well to remember that the free list of 1890 is greater by about $60,000,000 than the free list of the new law. But bear in mind that our free list consisted of products which, in the main, do not compete with those made by our Amer Ioan workingmen and producers, while their free list is almost entirely made up of products which do directly and most seriously affect and compete with American laborers and producers- Speech, Bangor, Sept. 8. MeKnley r the New Law. "A law which the president con demned before its passage, and from which, when passed, he withheld his approval. "A law which was characterized be. fore its passage by the greatest leader in the Democratic party, the senior senator from New York, as'a violation of Dem ocratic pledges and principles,' and which was denounced by the offcial bead of the government as such an act of 'party perfidy and party dishonor' that if the house should at last concur in it 'they would not dare to look the people of the country in the face.' "Even the active agents to the settle ment avow it is a settlement which does not settle anything. They openly dis claim it as such and invite the protec tionists of the country to again join is mse with them on the doctrine of free trade against protection, which they de clared in their last national platform was a fraud and robbery. Then, as now, we accept their challenge and appeal to the voters of the country for their msuf tragm " What will your verdict be? A Demn ocratic victory means further and longer steps in the direction of free trade, deeper cuts and more deadly blows upon our industrial life. A Republican vic tory -a Republican house-means that during the closing half of Mr. Cleve land's administration the enemies of the protective system will be unable to snc cessfully wage war upon the prosperity at the country. "A law thus made cannot permanent ly stand. The majority must rule, and the majority voice alone can write into public law a statute which will em dare. "-New York Herald. Dam Lament'. lemmry. Notwithstanding all we have heard about the economy in the war depart ment, Secretary Lamont managed to _.-d $6,000,000 more money in 1894 sa his predecessor did during the pm i'es sal year SHEP. He was the most popular dog, I sep pose, that anybody ever knew. He lived in our bhock, you see, and my window overlooked the house of the people that had the good fortune to own him, or, rat her, to be owned by him. I haveoften thought that he regardet it in that light himself. He was firmly convinced no doubt that he epnployed this family to work for him and to provide him with a house and to do his cooking, in return for which he allowed them to live with him, and he even looked after them and saw that they came to no harm. And then there was the little old lady next door. She was a very poor and lone ly little old lady, and people laughed at her funny, old fashioned clothes and her funny, old fashioned ways. But 8bhep didn't laugh. No, indeed! There must have been some tender chivalry in his heart, which would have marked him for a gentleman if he had had two feet instead of four, for whenever she went down town Shep went with her and protected her and brought her back again. However sound asleep he might be, the click of her gate latch never failed to rouse hint, and he was over the fence in a minute and walking gravely along by her side. When she went into stores, he waited for her at the dour, and when she came home he left her at her own gate, with an awkward gambol or two at parting. "Somehow," said the little old woman, "the dog knows that I'm kind o' friend less an lonesome like, with my old man an the children all gone, an he's tryin to make it up to me." As for thelittle girls around the corner, it was well understood that they could not play at all without Shop. He was as much at home in their great, shady yard as he was in his own. He played ball with them by the ho..r, and the screams and laughter of the children mingled pleasant ly with Shep's jubilant barking. When they played dolls, Shep sat beside them and held a doll in his mouth when they wanted him to, though I was never sure that he liked the taste of the dolls. When they played lady, Shep was a lady, too, and whether he were calling or recelving calls his manners were elegant beyond de scription. Even Mike, thei drayman, who lived away down the street, was on the friend liest terms with Shep, and when he passed morning and evening he always shouted a cordial "Hillo, Shepl" And there was. great multitude of people who shook hands with him over the fence every day, and whonm he greeted with that delighted smile that was move eloquent than word 1 Some of us recollect the time that Ship went to church. All his life had been consistent and well orlered, but somehow he had never gone to church, and no one hadul thought of such a possibility. Never theless in he walked one Sunday when the church was crowded, and with an air of pleased surprise he promenaded up the main aisle and looked about him. An usher passed without noticing hint and was back at the door. The minister was reading the last hymn. Shep's whole air showed that he was thinking: "Well, this is flnel Why have I never seen this before?" With joyful grins and much wagging of his tall he recognised one after another of his friends and insisted on sitting up and shaking hands with them. The little girls tried to choke back a giggle, but it could not be done. They were playing lady, Shep felt sure, so he sat down and played lady a little while, too, until it dawned upon hint that the minister must be talking to him. So he went tip Into the pulpit to investigate. The whole congregation saw Shep, but no one could do anything. He looked it the minister's face and wagged his tall in the friendliest manner, but nothing cane of it. Then he looked over the oongrega tion, glancing front face to face with a self possession that would have been worth gold and diamonds to an orator. Then the great pipe organ began, and the choir arose to sing in the gallery back of the pulpit. Shep cast an amnased nd horrified look litn that direction and started to retreat, but his emotions overpowered him, and he threw back his head and gave utterance to a howl that was full of de spair. Well, the ushers got him out, and that was the last of Shep's churchgoing. Early one inorning a sad piece of news spread thnrough the neighborhood like wild fre. The family had been roused during the night by a savage growl, a scream of pain, oaths and a wild struggle. In the '.al below they found a burglar down on the floor with Shep's teeth fastened in his thbroat and a knife in his hand red with the dog's blood. The burglar was secured, but they scarcely waited to seL about that-these people that loved the dog more than any thing the burglar could have taken. They were down o the floor around him, trying to check the bloal that flowed sofast from his faithful heart. One of the best phy slclans in the town was sent for and came and worked as faithfully with the dog as though the dog(mi Iust l a mlillionaire. With the first glimpstl, of day cantoe the little old woiman ald then the little girls, and after awhile tile house was full of peo pde. h.elp hloked up at every one, flapped his tail fc-bly on tlhe h*ur, and did his best to show themn how pleased he was. Doubthless in his rapidly darkening vision these fainiliar fact's were pleasant to look upon mid filled his dying dreamts with vi Ions of h i i, neits anId the people he loved. If hle mlight hiave lived a little longer, he would have wndltere what it meant when tearst fell thick and fast upon hi silky, yellow hair. lie had known so lit tle of what sorrow really was himself, and here w-re so many people weeping around hint. And here was the little old woman say ing: You niust not notice if I ween. True, I have hadl greater sorrows, but I have grown to love this one creaturi, and think he understood mle." His grave is down in a cornir of the lawn, where he used to play. It In a green little grave now, but the children still tread softly anti speak low when they go, near it. I canl see it fruon my window, and every morning the whole summeru long I sec a little old w-,ztan kan over the fence and dirop a flower upon that little mound ,f green.-Julia Truitt Bishop in Philad'l-phia Times. Vrtorba's WalkinL tick. Queen Viht.oria'b walking stick is an In teresting one hi.torirnlly. It is made of oak, cut from the fiam.ous tree of Boscobel, that shelter. I her ances.tor, ('harle II, aft r the bmttle of SWory~-,ter As a handle it has a qulaint little Indian idol, which her majesty rn..ived froum the spoil of Seringa patan . Hebrew drumnners for German business houses who travel in Russia cannot get --paports to. longer than three months at SMale. Christian drummers get them for a pet. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAB. Walter 5. Rlehle, the New lspreme Ch eolle--elmet OGat . The distinguished Ohioan who is now the head of the order was born in Van Wert county, O., in 1861. He wasa hobr tar permber of Ltnd lodge, No. 91, which was instituted in 1875. He made his first appearance as a grand lodge repro sentative in 1876. In 188 Mr. Bihob Iso was chosen su preme lepresenta tie from Ohio and continued to represent the Buckeye State un til 1898, when be was elected to the omice of supreme vice chancellor. His elevation to the highest office in the order was a foregone conolu w. a. moIIL*. sien. The other ofices are Philip T. Colgrove of Mobhi gan, supreme vice chancellor; Albert Stein hart of Alabama, supreme prelate; Dr. R. L. C. White of Tennessee, supreme keeper of records and seals; Thomas G. Semple of Pennsylvania, supreme master of ex chequer, A. D. Gardiner of New York, supreme master at arms; James Moulson of New Brunswick, supreme inner guard; John W. Thompson of Washinton, su preme outer guard; John A. Hinsy of Wisconsin, chairman of the board of con trol. Following is the supreme tribunal: George i. Isea of Tennessee, for ive years; John H. Alexander of Virginia, for four years; Edward A. Graham of Alaba ma, three years; Benjamin T. Ohas of Maine, two years; Frank H. Clark of Wy oming, one year. Washington lodges will endeavor to raise a fund to purchase the hall which was the birthplace of the fraternity. Minneapolis was chosen as the next meeting place of the supreme lodge In Au gust, 1896. The report of the majority of them com mittee against the use of the German rit ual in this country was adopted by a vote at yeas, Al mnays, . .. Past Grand Ohancellor Kennedy of Dll nois, secretary of the commlon which drafted the new constitution and codlied the statutes which were adopted by the suprem lodge, was voted $400 in recog nitlon of his services. The supreme lodge has adopted the re port of the committee on board of control of the endowment rank, recommendinl that no insurance shall hereafter b paid to beneficiaries of suioides In case of removal or inability of both supreme chancellor and supreme vies chancellor the supreme lodge provides for illing vacancaes The supreme chancellor may require in formation in writing from any member of tie order as to any matter within the knowledge of such member pertaining to the welfare of the order or the observance of the supreme law. All past grand chancellors in good standlnlg in their respective grand and subordinate lodges who shall have receiv ed the supreme lodge rank shall be ad mitted to the conventions of the supreme lodge and shall be eligible to appointment as members of special committees thereof. UNITID WORKMEN. -Zarel. Care In the ilostem .1 Membes. . Notes sad GeSlSp. The grand master workman of Missourl has been golng over the death reports from the St. Louis lodges in order to find out the exact truth of the assertion that the death rate in that city is larger than the rest of the state. The result of this inves tigation shows that the death rate of the majority of the lodges in the city is no lar ger than in the country, but in a few lodges, where the members are given to drink or where lax methods have been em ployed, the death rate is larger than it should be. Net gain in membership for past 1 months, 8,971. Beacon lodge of Boston initiated 66 the pat term, Mount Washington, South Bos ton, 80, John Endloott of Salem 38, Fern wood 48 and John Bertram 41. Grand total benefiioary fund disbursed by the order from organization to Aug. 1, 56, 408.003.44. The family of every workman has the pledge of over 880,000 picked men of the nation to eare for them when death de prives him of that privilegel Ladles o te Massabes. At the meeting of the great hive of Michigan held at Detroit the following officers were elected: Great commander, Mrs. Lillian M Iollister, Detroit; lieu tenant commander, Mrs. Francesn Burns, St. Louis; record keeper, Mrs. Emma E. Bower, Ann Arbor; finance keeper, Mrs. Susie R. Graves, Port Huron; medical ex aminer, Mii Emmina E. Cook, Detroit; chaplain, Mrs. Mary O. Knight, lansing; mistress at arms, Mrs. Marie Krouse, Sag maw; sergeant, Mrs. Agnes Forsher, Thompson; sentinel, Mrs. Minnie Em mett, Howell; picket, Miss Kittie Yates, Colon; lecturer, Mrs. Rachel Bailey, Hast ings. On Sept. 13, 1893, the date of the last annual meeting, there were 13,339 mem hers. On June 80, 1894, there were 18, 466 members, a gain of 5,126. This is the result of only six months' work of the deputies. During the year 180 new hives were in stitut-d. Kaighte of the OGIdea Eagle. The supreme castle of the Knights of the Golden Eagle will convene in Wash Ington in May. 1896. The order was founded in Balttmont about 20 years ago, and the membership is nearly 100. )0, the !tronghold being in Pen nsylvania. The order In some respects is similar to tihe Knights of Pythlas, being benevolent m.t beneficlal in its character. Ceolored Odd Fellows. There are 27 lodges in New Jersey. The patriarch of the order is the grand treasurer, J. H. Ofake of Newark, N. J, who has been a member for 44 years. Pennsylvania has 91 lodges and 6,0t0 members. Total value of the order in Ponayl vS.a.b S,61.09. Yb. ohie s... ees isseem-tn em ta Imates. For a Mamlo bhaoe the disem SprIngfddd, 0., geamemh pdso 1Nt acres in the immedauxolab ou i t0h. t thriving and peoaspeom str of d try at a cos otheom of emd . Oa thbl beautiful trea will. as the .IMh October, assemble aaitPm to r the cornerstone of tbhe main o a dmila a building, whlch will east whea r.:..".da and furnished eomethlag oao 10640u and will be able to aeecmm.o ab t ON nmates. In every lodge the Blblo Is ae lbook, and the principles od sils a ada al lcience are happily blAded ad tagh The Chinees and Japease Mas ims o Minnesota held a meeting Lo their ad lodge in St. PauL About 10 member were present. Joseph Jones of Topeka is grad mas ter of the Kansas coloed Mass, ad . H. Curtis s grand secretary. At the recent session of the grad eooma oil of royal and select masters of the s of New York all the oaesre wao 4.eos ad Masonry end;.vors to broaden the boie of life and duty and to wsakm the hboe whlobh selfishness has upes ao St. Paul is to have a ledge of ChiLes and Japanese Masons. The Order of the asta tar is n a most flourishing condltio in la Wislaa. Texas is enjoylng a revival na asm Star work. Reports show that the ote Moe is constantly gaining favor it Keatao . Members of tbhe Eastern Star i CObo have organised aesntral bouAodd selld the benefit of those who have upon the order. ` ODD FELLOWS lew oeses .f the mw eeav fsd MSo Tpma Loamb I~et The sovereign gad edge as is stmat session at Chatanmole , Tuan., ded the following ofoeru J. I. -lsblMas eo Abl em, N. Y., grand sires FlMe dEsa as, deputy grand robes T. A. RMMast mo grand seetarty, a aa Stp hard of Philadelphia wasl- ga t.easurer. The project of esthcn a hem L Delaware is assnming t shpn. The total amount pate t hS pma lodgeof New York foe eli m Aug, 2 1 oW, to Aug. 1, 114, was W48,M$I 1 'ihe 1.aw6 a- m-t.s-medi --was the first noble grand at of api hig, Kingston, Janada. Since the last conveanta in tio m at whioh was held I. Aiatas M Sa ag, the membership in what s rseogalad p litically as the southern states has ansme ed from 6,000 to 0,000. The best lodge is the nas that usllgiae ly keeps itsra contmet with ts mbene their heirs. Siloam enacmpment no. 1?, IMladl* phis, has a permanent fund of $140. Let every Odd Fellow having teba the degrees in a saboudinate lodgs oib the Patriarchs Milltant. Oakland, Cal., has a weli amuittee for the eaMe of strage brothem, whi. does a splendid peactial wak. The Intermet is tbe ums L V-m Aged Odd Follows It n. am. t - creasing throughout the mtio sats Odd Fellowship Is a graud lstt.im, but its grandeur is ver evdMsaed lh the words of the "'lodge kLob." RED MEN. Oret Chis eb of Mms etst 4at seal ell-/wet Tail. At the session of the gamt-essoeull o Massachusett., held at Boeota, the llow. Ing gret chlefs were r raied: Gseaeashamn, Samuel P. Tenney; prneatesalJrsames Walter F. Butts; great junior eammo Benjamin 8. Courtis; great chet of n e ords, J. Peter Gardner gsat keeper of wampum, Fred Doble; gleat saln Wail llen Bower, geat mlshInewan Penny; great guard of wigwam, Bwad A. Sawyer, great guard of fo OearD. Capen. The report of great ohIe of necords d the United States Charles O. Comley shows a total membership of 1l.,70 ln thetrlbes and of 84,144 in thedesgee of Pocahboast Amount of money paid for relief durlag the year, $457,194.54; total worth of the varlous tribet, $1,489,061.95. There are now 1,606 tribes In the eier. Massachusetts' get esonell authuesst tribes to provide for examinatlon of appli" cants by a reputable pbiyelan. A. sad I. 0. lights at als. The Dames of Malta, having bten re fused recognition by the I preenm grad commandery, have ensemd to exist as a separato organisation. The order will adopt an honorary degree, to be known by the same name and to be conferred in eacb council chamber by the suboadinate eom manderles at least twice In seah year on all mothers, wives, arsters, daughters and widows of comlpanions of that command. The ritualistic work will be done by the oflicers of the commandery. The grand conmandery of New Jernay will hold its semiannual convocation at Bridgeton on Oct. 11 and 19, when Grand Commlllnandcr Sir Morgan Van Blue epects to preside over the largest body of Maltese Knights ever convened in that state. Knaihts of the Ma-sabee. Michigan reports an inereaseeof 4 tent. and 3,826 ncmimers for the past year, mak nlg a total of 56,499. The ladles of the Maccabees number 19,000, the grand total for the state i.ing 75,499. The number of deaths since the organ ization of the order in the country at large is 8,06ts. The total amount paid in the order throughout the country on disability clainms i. $67,487.49, on life benelts, $, 617,130 The average age of decemd members during the year was 88 years and 9 days. Mystle sArsui. The next session of the imperial council will be held during the week following the grand encampment, which meets In Boston in August, 1896. The place will probably be Newport, R. I., Atlantic City or Saratoga Klsteat temple, Brooklyn, is proud of the hon-r conferred upon Noble Wayland Trask in being chosen deputy imperial potentate. New Emaland Order o Proteedts. The .usessment notice for September was for 11 deaths, with $80,000 insurance. The order has already shown evideam of a fall boom.