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WANTED. -Sheep ou shares. The under sigued has range lor 2,(HJO sheep, and desires to take a herd on shares. Address J. KEARNY, Hudson Station, Kern county. Je2l 3t* PRIVATE BOARDINC and Furnished Konrasfor rent, on Fort street, second door from First. Je2l tf WANTED- -situations lor young man und his sister, who doslro to remain to gether. Tho young lady can do any Inside Tork; young rnsn has had experience In tak ing oare of farm, bee ranches, set of books; has aided as ngent iv various capacities. En quire or A. J. Davidson, Chas. H. Has* of city, or address LESLIE F. OAY, city. Jels 2w <Uw LOST AND FOUND.—A man lost his temper for not uiullug a good cigar or a good fitting shirt, but on perambulating the street found the first at 107 Main street and the latter at as Main street. He is now the best tempered man In this city,and he swears that he will not buy either a cigar or any un derwear except at the "Identical." I. OOLDsMITH, S» Main St., uuder Baekman House, Or atlo7 Main street, next to W., F. A Co.'s Express. mylS tf ROONIS.-FAMILY and Single Rooms with board at Co!. Peel's on Spring St, novlOtf ANEW WILCOX <fe GIBBS chlno fiii' sale at 25 per cent, less than cash price. Inquire at this Office. novllilf FOR SALE—FOR RENT. TO LE r.—-Half of second story,consisting of two rooms and a large kitchen, at No. 184 Main street. Enquiro of EUUENE GER MAN A CO. Jel9 lw FURNITURE FOR SALE.-A lot of housohold furniture, complete for house keeping, suitable for small fumlly. Enquire at this office. jcls ti • FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET m the White House; WeTl ventilated and kept in good order. Apply up stairs. JeOlm- CTOR SALE.—The boarding-house rural* ■ tare and nxtares of tbe boardlug-housc corner Alameda and Commercial sttvets—all new. Call on MRS. RUCKSR, at the prem ises. JeB lm TREES FOR SALE.-Fifty Thousand orange, Lemon and Lime Trees, suitable for setting out in nursery this Summer.or will contract to deliver them when four years old. 1 Address .1. S. CL YPP, Postofflee box 61), or ap ply at tbe place of D. CLAPP, four miles South of the city. je2 lm FOR SALE.-M»P«)f the city of Los An geles, Juatpublished, by Bancroft & THAYI-.R, Real Estate Brokers. 21 Spring street, near P. O, Price: Mounted on rollers, M: picket edition. $1 GO, Mulled to any part of the U. 8. On receipt of price. my2B tf TO RENT.—On reasonable terms, for pasture, until Septiiuber next, 640 acres of land situated about 8 miles Northwest of Anaheim and aliout armies from tlie railroad. Enquire or W. H. j, BuOOKS, No. 12 spring street. my2B ROOMS TO LET—Furnished or Unfur nished, in the bouse of an English lady, on Beaudry street, between New High and Buenu Vista streets. mylißlm* FOR SALE CHEAP.-A large number ol tarllty growing lame Trees, in good condition. Apply to n.2itf J. C. WALLACE, Pan Gabriel. FOR SALE.—One share Oemlnela Land Company stock. Enquire of Dr. Brown, Main street, between First nnd Second. myBU MONEY LOANS Negotiated by the firm of J. M. BALDWIN, mrlStf 70 1-2 Downey Block. ANNOUNCEMENTS. All Political Aiiuoaiieeineuta must he paid I'm- lv Advance. FOR COCNTY TAX. COLLECTOR. HORACE BURDICK Announces himself as v candidate for the of flce of Tax Col It ctor ol Los Angeles county at the ensuing election In September. Je2 td FOR COUNTY RECORDER. J. H. GRAY, Of El Monte, is a candidate for County Re corder. JelB td* FOR COUNTY SURVEYOR. W. I. RUMBLE Will be a candidate for the office ot County Surveyor at tlie coming election. Jell td* COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT. THOS. A. SAXON Will be a candidate for County Superintend ent of Public scaools, subject to the action oi tho Democratic Convention. JelOtd* FoR COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR. M. KREMER - Announces himself as a candidate for the of flce of Tax Collector of Los Angeles county at the ensuing election in September. Jet) td FUR SHERIFF. DAVID W. ALEXANDER, Of Wilmington, will be a candidate for the office ol Sheriff of tne county of Los Angeles, subject to the action of Ihe Democratic Con vention. jtOtd* FOR COUNTY RECORDER. .TIVO. M. BALDWIN Will be a candidate at the next election for tho office oi County Recorder. Jes td Express copy. FOR SHERIFF. 11. M. MITCHELL Announces himself as a candidate for the of fice of Sheriff of Los Angeles county at tho coming election. Je2 td FOR COUNTY TREASURER. EDWARD A. PREUSB Is a candidate for County Treasurer at the ap proacinng election. myll FOR COUNTf AUDITOR. | C . W. GOULD 1 Announces himself as a candidate for County Auditor at the ensuing election. myB td,> FOR COUNTY RECORDER, JT. W. GILLETTE, (■•RESENT INCUMBENT) Desires a second term only. myl FOR CONSTABLE. P. 11. MELLUB Will be a candidate for Constable of Los An j| gele* Township ai tlie ensuing county ilee (joii, myinVtd FOR COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTEND ENT. GEO. II . PECK (PWHgjrr INCUMBENT), Will lw a candidate for re-election, iny27 MISCELLANEOUS. SANTA MONICA AMP Ifc* li O O FL Vi A FOUR-HORSE STAGE, J. M. DONELSON, : : Proprietor, . W" l eßvc I-- 0 * Angeles Sss»EffS!aWsk» l '' ,l ' y llt '•' 7:10 A " M ' lle " P^WPj-jH^Lturning, will arrive in Los Angeles ai (J P. S. Passengers oulli d tor in any part of tho city. Tickets can lie had at the sing.- office, In Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Office, corner Main and Market streets. GEO. PHIDHAM, myJfltf Agent. FRIDAY JUNE 25, 1875. LOS ANGELES TEMPERATURE. Following is the temperature for the week ending June M, 1876: Til KUMoM LITER BAR. DATS. SATE. max. m<n, mean. Sam Friday, June lsth 88 46 (17 29:82 .Saturday, " 18th bO 72 29:88 Sunday, " 20,h 89 61 7U 2U.7K Monday, *' BlSl 81 50 70 29:75 Tuesday, " 22d Si 66 08J4...29.72 Wednesday, " 28d 81 M 60>J...29:88 Thursday, " MtU 79 KJ C5.V a ...29:82 THOMAS BOLD. The Lodge-, Gkern Meadows, Los Angeles. UOldl KKFOKT. San Fuancisco, June 22. Hold, 117. Greenbacks—Buying, SO; selling, 87. LOCAL BREVITIES. Judge Sepulveda goes to Sauta Bar bara via C'amulos Ruuch. Olive Lodge, K. of P., held their election last night, The woolen mill is about starting in business. Nothing before Mayor Beaudry yes terday. Go to see the Sauret Troupe to-night at Turn-Verein Hall. Mr. Tuttle has two elegant bath houses nearly ready at Sauta Monica. Mr. Rowland has harvested seventy acres. The railroad is twenty miles beyond Spadra. Judge Story has become a perma nent resident. The Wheeler Expedition has a fete at San Gabriel Mission to-morrow. The Mexican war veterans meet next Monday. The Episcopalians attended church yesterday. Hon. W. W. Bowers of San Diego, Collector of that port, was in the city yesterday. Some elegant furnished rooms in the Kimball Mansion for rent. See advertisement. The Masonic Committee deserves the thanks of the brothers who parad ed for the precaution taken to sprinkle the streets. The Sauret troupe arrived on the Orizaba yesterday, and are registered at the St. Charles Hotel. Their array of baggage on the sidewalk wus v terror to the porter. Cambell's feed and livery stable, 47 Aliso street, caters to the wants of the public in the most satisfactory manner. A fashionable hack always on hand, and the stable open night and da;,. The members of Golden Rule Lodge are uotitied that the election of officer! takes place this evening. Dr. Winston is the only surviving member, we are informed, of the first Masonic Lodge ot Los Angeles. Mr. John Archibald, of the San Fraucisco Savings Union, has loaned $100,000 at 12 per cent, interest during the past two weeks. Downey Lodge, No. 220, of Los Ni etos, came In with fourteen members yesterday. Their names will be found in the report. The Sauret Troupe give a pleasing entertainment to-night, aud should have a full house. The troupe is com posed of musical geniuses, and we know their merit will be appreciated by our people. A little boy, Walter Greenwood, eight years old, who came in with his father to see the procession yesterday, was lost and Marshal Carrillo is tak ing care of him. His father lives up Arroyo Seco about six miles. Owing to recent illness, Mr. Furlong of Orange declines to be Reader at the forthcoming celebration, July 4th. He regrets that the notice of appointment failed to reach him in time to reply before publication of proceedings. Had the message been received, the com mittee would have suffered no embar rassment. A Fine Residence. The capitalist who erects a substan tial business house or an elegant resi dence, is almost as much a public beu efactor as he who endows a college or charity. The business palace is a substantial testimonial to the perma nency of the city, and the handsome residence a standing compliment to the taste of the people. The faith of merchants is shown by the style of their stores, and the beauty and taste of tbe mansion exhibit the refinement of the people. These thoughts were suggested yes terday as we passed along the North side of Fourth st. between Spring and Main, and discovered the elegant resi dence of Mr. H. W. Hellman, which is now almost finished. Mr. Hellman has selected one of the most central locations of the city, ou a prominent street and surrounded by elegant man sions aud grounds. His house is a picturesque frame cottage, elevatetl about four feet from the level, commo dious aud complete, with all modern conveniences. For comfort, we have not seen its superior and in line finish it exhibit? the aesthetic taste of the owner. It is a house of eight apurt ments, all high, roomy and conven ient. His double parlors are gems of rooms, suggestive in their very ap pearance of luxury and ease. The sliding doors, grates', marble mantels, bay-windows, etc., are such as one would expect to see in tbe palatial res idences oi the East. The sitting-room, chambers, kitchen, pantry, store room, servants' room, buth-room and halls are finished with all tbe modern appointment.*, making his house one of the most complete in the city. The cost, when finished, will be about $6, --000, and Mr. Hellman will then be ttxed, we hope, for a long life in his cozy home, where he can rest under his own vine and ti- tree. The architecture of the house is the work ot Kysor & Mathews, who have recently made the pluns for most of our luruest stores and prettiest resi dences. Mr. C. Chisholm is the car penter, Messrs. McLeau & Bryson are the plasterers, Mr. Moran is the paint er, and Mr. Barrows the plumber and gas-fitter. The mechanics have done their work well, the job being a credit to them, as well as a monumeut to Mr. H. W. Hellman's taste and liber ality. MASONIC CELEBRATION. The Memory of St. John the Baptist. ACRAND PROCESSION OF THE ORDER. An Eloquent Oration by Rev. I. S. Kalloch. The Gi-and Mooting* on tho Level. The Parting on the Square. Yesterday was a memorable day in the Masonic annals of Los Angeles. At an early hour visitors commenced arriving and our streets presented the appearance of a holiday. Though the pretext of the visit was the grand Masonic celebration, yet business was transacted in a lively manner and our merchants were quite busy until noon. From 9 a. K. to 1 p. M. the Masonic Committees were at work examining visitors and we are compelled to say that while many knocked, yet all were found worthy and tho Masonic door was opened to them. The following named visitor*, registered themselves: A. L. Smith. Moyake Lodge, N0.351, Belleview, 111. Richard li. Jones, Mission Lodge, No. 169, Sun Francisco, Cal. G. Murra, Giustiria Union, Lima, Peru. J. A. Bullis, Gratitude Lodge, No. 674, New York 1). 8. Wardlow, T. D. Sackett, 8. K. Woodward,.!. D. Carney, James Stew art, W. J. Melton, Geo. Kay Miller, J. L. Tucker, M. B. Coudit, Jacob Leow, P. D. Cheney, J. B. Reek, W. W. Jones, J. W. Venable, all of Dow ney liOdge, No. 220, LosNletos, Cal. it. H. Gray, Barry Lodge. No. 34, Barry, ill. W. E. Ogle, Kendallville Lodge, No. 375, Kendallville, Ind. A. J. Baldy, White Pine Lodge, No. 14, Hamilton, Nev. Robt. N. White, Anaheim Lodge, No. 207, Anaheim. D. A. iteed, Lexington Lodge, No. 104, Lexington, Cal. Jno, Freyer, Lexington Lodge, No. 104, Lexington, Cal. John McNeiner, Arcana Lodge, No. 272, Crestline, Ohio. Elmer W. Holmes, Paul Revere Lodge, Brockton, Mass. W. W. Creightoo, Leavenworth liOdge, No. 2, Leavenworth, Kansas. Aug. Winkler, Phoenix Lodge, No. 178, San Bernardino, cal. Geo. Stephens, W. W. Graham, Fortitude Lodge, No. 107, independence, Kansas. T. P. Hopkins, Bloomtield Lodge, No. 422, Sparta, Ohio. T.W. LeCtoni,Reynoldsburg Lodge, No. 340, Reynoldaburg, Ohio. C. C. Miller, Tomah Lodge, No. 132, Toinah, Wis. Thos. Scully, Weber Lodge, No. 6, Ogden, Utah. H. C. Lippard, Mt. Herman Lodge, No. 118, Ashtabula, N. C. Isaac S. Smith,Eaton Rapids Lodge, No. 63, Eaton Rapids, Mich. R. J. Floyd, L, G. Cabanis, Jesse Airseand Silas Bennett, all of Lex ington Lodge, No. 104, El Monte, Cal. N. A. Narbonne, Wilmington Lodge No. 198, Wilmington, Cal. L. J. McLeod, St. John's Lodge, Prince Edward's Island. A. S. Shorb, Pentalpha Lodge, No. 202, Los Angeles, Cal. R. C. Fryer, Lexington Lodge, No. 104, El Monte. James G. Walker, Ben Franklin Lodge, No. 353, Savannah, Mo. J. Haas, P. M. King Solomon Lodge, No. 9, Helena, Mont. J. W. Stump, Carson City, Nev. 8. Jones, Anchor Lodge, No. 91, Hampton, lowa. Deville T. Pierce, Anchor Lodge, No. 17, San Francisco, Cal. Jho. O. Wheeler, Occidental Lodge, No. 22, San Francisco, Cal. B. C. Whiting, Occidental Lodge, No. 22, San Francisco. P. Lulamb, Occidental Lodge, No. 22, San Francisco Geo. H. Kimball,Capitol Lodge, No. 3, Omaha, Neb. Omri Bullis, Wilmington Lodge, No. 198, Wilmington, Cal. Edward Evey, Anaheim Lodge, No. 207, Anaheim. A. E. Chubbuck, San Benito Lodge, No. 211, Hollister, Cal. H. 8. Munson, Wilmington Lodge, No. 198, Wilmington. A. W. Ryan, Downey Lodge, No. 220, Downey City. W. M. McFadden, Anaheim Lodge, No. 207, Anaheim. J. E. Griftin, New Boston Lodge, No. 59, New Boston, 111. J. McD. Sweetman, Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 240, Manitoba, Can. A. Piusonier, Perseverance Lodge, No. 2, . C. P. Davis, Osage Lodge, No. 303, Nevada, Mo. Constant Meyer, Pentalpha Lodge, No. 202, Los Angeles. J. H. Gray, Asa Ellis, J. 8. Eliot, of Lexington Lodge, No. 104, El Monte, Cal. W.W. Edwards, Downey Lodge, No. 220, Los Nietos. y. W. Burke, Fredouia Lodge, No. 05, Fredouia, Kansas. Boaz D. Pike, Columbus Lodge, No. 3, Washington, D. C. 8. Julius Mayer, Fidelity Lodge, No. 120, Wan Francisco. F. Signoret. Moses Blum, Jr., Silveyville Lodge, No. 201, Dixon, Cal. A. J. Doolittle, Nevada Lodge, No. 13, Nevada City, Cal. H. K. Ebert, St. John's Lodge, No. 233, Peun. J. Witheron, Western Star Lodge, No. 2, Shasta, Cal. Will D. Uould, Green Mountain Lodge, No. 68, (Jabot, Vt. Sidney Lacy, Ashlar Lodge, No. 91, Detroit, Mich. David E. Adams, Monitor Lodge, No. Do, Delphi, Ohio. Bet) A Stanurd, J. M. Bassett, C. N. Wilson and S. C. Hubbell, all of Pen talpha Lodge, No. 202, Los Angeles. H. McKenzie, No. 796, North Aus tralia. S. White, Markham Union Lodge, No. 87, Murkhatu, D. C. John D. Bicknell, Pentalpha Lodge, No. 202, Los Angeles. THE PROCESSION. About two o'clock the Lodge was opened and tho procession formed, Master S. C. Foy having charge of Los Angeles Lodge and Master John D. Bicknell of Pentalpha Lodge. The entire procession was ably managed by Sam Prager as Grand Marshal and J. M. Bassett, A. Salter, C. N. Wilson, J. F. Bums, A. H. Denker, Peter Thompson and W. Woodworth, As sistants. The Marshal's Aids—Con stant Meyer, Ben. A. Stanard, T. W. Temple aud M. Ryan—rendered valua ble assistance to Grand Marshal Pra ger in keeping the long lino in good order. THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. The column was headed by an escort of Knights Templar, under thecharge of Eminent Grand Commauder H. S. Orme, in full dress uniform. The nod ding plumes and bright swords of the successors of the ancient crusaders madeaphasant picture and formed a litting escort to the Blue Lodges, who were celebrating the anniversary of one of the patron saints of the Order. THE BLUE LODGES. The members of Los Augeles aud Pentalpha Lodges were soon in march ing column, tbe visitors having a prominent place in tho centre. An examination of the ranks showed us that many of our prominent citizens were following the Masonic standard, and we have no hesitation in saying that the Masonic procession yesterday contained as much weulth and worth as will ever be found at one time in a civic procession in Los Angeles. The banker walked side by side with the mechanic, the merchant was out ranked frequently by the farmer, the attorney aud the preacher walked baud in hand, though their occupa tions are so different. It was a living illustration that Masons meet on the level. THE ORATOR OP THE DAY. After the head of the column reached the Plaza a halt was ordered and the Grand Marshal and his aids opened the rauks and entered the St. Cbarlea Hotel to pay their re spects to the Orator of the Day, Rev. 1. S. Kalloch. After a cordial inter change of compliments, he was escort ed through tlie Masonic line to the barouche in waiting at the Plaza, in which he, the President of the Day, S. C. Foy—the Chaplain, A. W. Edel man, Past Master Edward Evey and W. T. Say ward, of Riverside, were seated. Alter music by the two bauds a countermarch was made aud the Knights Templar escorted the Lodges down Main street. The music by Enterprise band, Izert, leader, aud Peipen burg's band was of the most pleusing character and gave the crowds of spectators a musical feast quite unu sual. THE SPECTATORS. During the long line of march the streets were filled with spectators, all evincing much interest in tbe pro ceedings. Some, perhaps, for the first time saw many prominent citizens among the honored fraternity. The silence was only unbroken by the mu sic of the bands and the determined tread oi the three hundred Masons in line. Better order was never seen, and it speaks volumes for the city of Los Augt-les, that such a procession, with such an influx of strangers should pass off without accident or disturb ance. THE |t E. CHURCH, SOUTH. On reaching the end of the inarch, the Southern Methodist Church, the lines were again opened, and the ora tor and the officers of the day passed through aud occupied seats ou the stage, the Knights aud brothren fol lowing. The church was a reatly full, and it was with the greatest difficulty that places were obtained for the members, on the floor, and for the bauds iv the gallery. The pulpit was occupied by President, S. C. Foy; the orator, Rev. I. S. Kalloch; W. T. Say ward, of Riverside; Past Master, Evey; Vice Presidents, J. I). Bicknell, Geo. Hinds, Theodore Reiser, C. C. Cuni miugs, D. A. Reed; Chaplain, A. W. Fjdelman; Grand Marshal, S. Prager; Marshals aids, Ben. A. Staiiard; T. W. Temple, A. H. Deukel, M. Ryan, C. Meyer. THE CHOIR. The vocal music was the great ac cessory of the entertainment. Too much praise con not he given to Dr. McKee, for his iudetatigable efforts to get a first class choir. He succeeded well, aud the ladies and gentlemen composing the choir will always have a place in Masonic memory for their admirable music yesterday. It was composed of Mrs. Genl. Stoneinan, Misses Mattie Wheeler, aud Jennie Hill, Profs. Havell and Falkenau, Signer Maria and Messrs. J. F. Haw ley and Mohn, An authein from the band opened the exercises. The following opening ode was admirably rendered by the choir. Come brothers ofthe plumb and square, Come join in cheeriul song; Let every heart uud voice prepare The giud noies tp prolong. We'io brotheis by a mystic tie, We 're brother* true and tree; Then let l b song ascend on high— Uod speed Freemasonry. Then let the song ascend on high— God speed Freemasonry. In love we meet, in love we part, We walk by plummet's line. While friendship dwells within each heart That owns the craft divine. 'Mid all tue toils and cares of earth We steady keep our way; With Funh and Hope we wait the birth of an Immortal day. With Fait a and Hope we wait the birth Of an immortal day. Prayer was then ottered in v feeling manner by Rev. A. W. Kdelman, al ter which the choir sang, "Heavenly Father, Will Thoil Lead IV."' in the following words: Heavenb Father, wilt Thou lead us Thro' this pilgrimugcoi tears, Thro' the changes Tnon 'st decreed us, Till our lust great change appears? When temptation's darts assail us, When iv devious paths wo stray. Let 'l by goodness never laii us, Lead U« In Thy perfect way. In ihe hourol pain and anguish, In the hour when death diaws near, sutler not our hearts to languish, SuHer not our souls to tear. And when mortal lift IS ended, .May we walk among the idest, And by nil the saints attended, Kver in Toy bosom rest. President Foy In a few well chosen remarks then introduced the orator of the day, I. S. Kalloch, who was re ceived with loud applause, the breth ren standing. THE APDREBB, The orator commenced slowly and cautiously, but soon wanning with bis theme, forgot himself in soaring Hights of eloquence. For about three quarters of an boor he kept the spec tators enchained by a flow of beauti ful thoughts, expressed in the choicest language, and there was a sincere re gret that lie did not speak longer. As ho spoke without notes we can only pre sent an imperfect sketch of it, as fol lows: Antiquity is not necessarily venera ble. Because a thing is old is no cer tain sign that it Is sacred; for there are old vices and follies, as well as virtues and graces. Our times are better than old times. Old fogies are out of the procession. A suitable rev erence for age is befitting the young; a blind devotion to it is the idolatry of fools. Still, whatever is good glows venerable with years and fragrant in its memories. Old books are good to read, old friends are good to love, and old wine is said to be good to drink. Christianity points to its age as one of the proofs of its immortality. So Ma sons glory in the age and perpetuity of their Order, as one of the evidences of its worth and indestructibility. To begin with, it is not impious or irreverent to say that there is such a thing as the Masonry of God. Though the spirit world had existed from everlasting, night and chaos reigned over all the earth. But Jeho vah spoke the illuminating word, and the morning stars sung and all the sons of God shouted for joy around the cradle in which a new-born world was laid. And there was design in its construction, as the range of planets and the sweep of comets prove. There was proportion, too, as exhibited in Jupiter with his moons and Saturn with his girdle of light. The Masonry of our owu planet is written on every mountain and inscribed on every rock. This is the Masonry of God. PHYSICAL MASONRY. The earth would have been a vast howling wilderness without the hand of man. Physical Masonry crowns the banks of lordly rivers with noble cities. Physical Masonry rears the home, that sweet and sacred asylum, however humble or however homely, which reconciles man to his lot and woman to her sorrows. Without this, man would have remained a dweller in tents and follower of herds forever. But Physical Masonry appeared, and there arose those colossal structures of the East, the very fragments of which are viewed by modern travelers with au idolatry almost equal to that which reared them. Such Is the work of Physical Masonry. ITS ANTIQUITY. The fact that mystic signs and sym bols similar to those by which one brother may now know another iv the dark as well as iv the light, existed at an early day, leads us to infer that far back In the ages Masonic brothers everywhere could meet upon the level und part upon the square. The arts flourished in an early age. Noah con structed the ark of almost fabulous di mensions and navigated it upon a shoreless sea, and when the flood had subsided and the Patriarch from the old world stepped out upon the misty mountains of the new, his first work was tho erection of that altar which glistened with the hues of the first rainbow. The construction of temples and cities and the progress of the arts founded upon a knowledge of geome try which followed, show that what ever else they lost, they retained the use of tlie working tools of our ancient craft. King Solomon reduced the work to form aud order. Over 200,000 Workman were employed in the con struction of the temple for upwards of seven years, but so thor oughly were they divided under dif ferent names and stations —Entered Apprentices, Fellow-Crafts and Master Masons;—their hours of labor and re freshment appointed; their wages fixed and the manner of receiving them; so admirably had the Phoeni cian stone-cutter In the quarry and the Hebrew workmen on the sides of Lebanon done their work, that at last the peerless building came together without the sound of ax or hammer or any tool of iron, having more the ap pearance of being the handiwork of the Supreme Architect of the Universe than of human hands. The Temple was destroyed by Nebuchaduezzar about four hundred years after its completion. Zerubbabel built the sec ond, which was far inferior to the first and was destroyed by Titus seventy years after the coming of Christ. Sev en hundred years before Christ col leges of artisans were imported into Rome by the lawgiver Numa, whose symbolic ceremonies aud secret signs of recognition were not unlike ours. Hence they spread over Europe under the name of Travelling Free-Masons, constructed the cathedrals, parochial churches, monasteries and works of art, near which they erected their huts or "lodges," which latter name has designated the assembly of Masons until this day. In the year 026 Prince Edwin established the first English Grand Lodge at Yor.' , and from that gathering English and American Lodges derive their authority. It is further significant of the antiq uity of our Order that among many ancient Indian tribes iv this country there exist certain signs and tokens which have been handed down from Immemorial generations. De Witt Clinton, once Grand High Priest of the Order in the United States—one of tho immortal names who, like Washington, Jefferson and Lafayette, honored themselves by honoring Ma sonry—speaks of the existence of such mystic Signs and rites among the Sen ecas, the Oneidas, and the Cayugas, which they claimed to be coeval in their existence with the dawn of crea tion. Now, let any man call up the various nations of the earth—their rise, their splendor and their ruin. Greece, trodden under the foot of Im perial Rome, and Rome in turn trod den under the horses' hoofs of North ern barbarians; the tribes of men, passing from ruler to ruler, changing their religion, their domestic institu tions, their household gods, their im memorial customs, and heaving and tossing and passing away beneath the frown of God; aud then let him re membei that through all this Masoury has existed, preserving unchanged its customs, its tokens, its secrets—above all, its organic unity and purpose— never so strong, so numerous, so hope ful, as It is to-day, and how can he resist the conviction that an undecay ing principle of strength is at the bot tom of such undecaying tenacity of life? Masonry is imperishable. You cannot kill a truth. It is immortal, and all beside it is weakness. It has encountered obloquy, reproach and persecution. Its lodges have been broken into, Its retreats violated, its charters taken away, its insignia de stroyed, its members scattered; but its secret lias remained and its principle is indestructible. Every Masonic heart is a lodge in itself — a lodge where its inviolable principles are securely deposited. MORAL MASONRY. The pearl is in the casket, aud be neath all the signs and symbols of op erative Masonry lies concealed its moral meaning and purpose. Could I cause to pass in review before you all the uncounted multitudes who have been lifted up and strengthened by its blessed ministrations, the sick aud languishing who have been watched over and cared for, the heart-broken and afflicted who have been comforted and cheered, the widows and orphans who have fouud God's promise verified iv Masonic protection and support, the dark homes that have been lighted, the sad hearts that have been soothed, the scalding tears that have been wiped away,—l should need to say no more; your hearts would instinctively leap to honor an institution which has left its impress deepest wherever hu man suffering was keenest or human need the neediest. OBJECTIONS. It is objected that all Masons do not live up to this high ideal. Neither do all church members to theirs. Christ found a devil among the twelve apos tles; it is rumored that now and then one of them gets into tho church and even into the pulpit; Is it so very strange if we occasionally catch a Tar tar? The mysteries of the Order are a stumbling block to many. If it is so good, why need it be so mysterious? There are mysteries every where. "The secret ot the Lord is with them that fear him." Masonry has its mysteries and secrets. But so has every family; so has every firm; so has every lawyer of his client, and physician of his patient, and minister of his penitent, and he who keeps them is alone hon orable, while he who betrays them is a villain, thedeepdamnationof whose offence smells to Heaven. Its symbols are a cause of offence to some. But the church has its symbols. Think of a Catholic arguing against us on this ground! And before even the strictest Puritan church can consistently bring this accusation it must discard the symbols of the Holy Communion. And even the plain old Quaker who affect 9so much horror of such things Is nothing but a bunch of symbols from his broad-brimmed hat to his shad-bellied coat. The flag of a regi ment may appear to the mere utilita rian to be nothing but a piece of paint ed silk, but though pierced by many bullets aud blackened iv the smoke of many battles, it is still a dearer thing to the soldier's heart than life, and to carry it in safety from the field is the darling object of his heart. Our dear old flag- the symbolic flag—symbolic of our father's blood that bought it symbolic of our proud prosperity under it—symbolic of our national power on whatever sea or shore it floats— " Long lias it waved ou high, And many an eye has danced to see That banner in tlie sky." CONCLUSION. Let those who will object and cavil, be it ours to show them a more excel lent way; to so exemplify the princi ples we profess, to be so charitable to the erring, so merciful to the suffering, so swift to run the length of our cable tow, so pure iv heart and just in life, that we may not only secure the favor of men, but, what is of infinitely greater importance, the approbation of God. And then, when Death, the ruf fian,shall seize us and from the scenes that know us now shall hurry us away, we shall be raised by the extended arm of the Almighty Master of the Uni verse to that Celestial Lodge above, where He sublimely reigns, and men adoring bow! When the orator ended his address, an oppressive silence pervailed, bro ken at last by music from the band. The choir then ended the musical en tertainment by singing the dedication ode: Now open wide tlie Temple's doors. On golden hinges moving; .■securely tread the solid floors, The work well done approving. The benediction was pronounced by Rev. A. W. Edelman, who also an nounced preaching next Sunday at Turn-Verein Hall by Mr. Kalloch. The crowd slowly disappeared and the line re-formed, marching to the Masonic Hall, where they were dis missed. THE BANQUET. Iv the evening in Turn-Verein Hall at 9 o'clock, two hundred guests sat down to the well spread tables, from the Hotel dcs Princes. The orator of the day, Mr. Kalloch, occupied tlie place of honor, and was well sup ported, by the President of the Day, and Chaplain, on either side. The viands were discussed for about an hour, and all retired in a good humor with the world in general, and Ma sons iv particular. At intervals excellent music was dispensed by the brass band, after which the following vocal programme was given, Prof. Falkenau presiding at the piano. Romauza (Ballo in Maschera) Sig. Marra. Aria (Favorita) Mme. Franzini. Duet (Trovatore) Mrs. Gen. Stonemau and Sig. Marra. Serenade (Gounod) Mme. Franzini. Canzone do Porter (Martha) Sig. Marra. Aria (II Barbier de Seville) Sig. Marra. At a late hour we left the hall while this programme was being given to a delighted audience. THE BALL. About 100 couples remained to trip the light fantastic. The festivities continued until the "wee sma' hours," and it is pronounced by those partici pating to be the ball of the season. FINALE. Taken altogether, the Masons of Los Angeles had a glorious time yesterday. The programme was well managed and the entire celebration passed off with great eclat. St. John's day was happily celebrated and we trust will benefit the community as much as it does credit to tlie Order. The new steam fire engine arrived yesterday. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. LEWIS LEWIN, SUCCESSOR TO BRODRICK a CO.. At tlie well known BOOK AND MUSIC STORE, Hprinc Htreet. adjoining the Postofflce, Is offering i<> ins friends and the public in general, tbe finest assortment of Standard POETICAL and PROSE WORKS, Juvenile and Miscellaneous Books, Plain und Musical Work Boxes, Musical De canters, Writing Desks, Portfolios, LADIES' AND GENT'S WALLETS. Guitars, Violins, Accordeous, Banjos, Concertinas, Flutes, And many otuer useful articles suitable for Presents. FINE STATIONERY, BLANK BOOKS PRAYER BOOKS, BIBLES And hundreds of other articles, too numer ous to mention. No pains will be spared to meet the wants of tho public, and I hope to merit a fair share >f patronage. Jan 3-tf LEWIS LKWIN. ANY ONE IN NEED OF FIRST-CLASS Shelving, Counters, Etc. Suitable for dry goods, grocery store or other business, can get a bargain by calling Imme diately at the store of CASWELL & ZLLIB. my 25 tf LOS ANGELES BROOM FACTORY. L. W. GERRISH Proprietor No. 60 Aliso Street. Manufacturer and dealer in Brooms nnd Brushes, Orders PROMPTLY tilled. ruy2B lm -81,000 R EJ W .A. Ft O ! The Board of Fire Underwriters Of San Francisco offer a reward of 91,000 tor the arrest and conviction of any one guilty of arson In the city of Los Angeles. Wm. B. Johnston. For further lnformatiou, apply to W. J. BRODRICK. my2a lm LOS ANGELES CITY HOMESTEAD ASSOCIATION! SHAREHOLDERS AND THOSE WisH- O Ing to take shares, will please take notice that ou Thursday, July I, 1876, The lots will be distributed among the share holders, and all instalments becoming due by tlie Ist of July next must be paid on or be Sore tlie day of distribution. The tract of land to be distributed among the shareholders lies Just North of MORRIS' VINEYARD, Between Pico and Washington streets; is one ot tlie llnest locations in tlie cltv, and Is rap idly appreciating in value. PARTICULAR NOTICE. Tlie size of all the lots 1» I<)s 3-5 FEET FRONT BY ITfJ 4-r5 FEET DEEP. The pi lee oi lots is Axed at J.HIO, payable lv monthly instalments of $20, without interest, until paid. This Association offers a tine opportunity for persons of small means to procure, on terms which they will hardly feel, a homestead in one ofthe most desirable and improving sec tions of our city, only a tew Rteps from tlie Main street Railroad, which is now nearly in operation, and directly on the line of Ihe pro jected railroad by Washington street to the liallona. Subscription list at the office of the Secre tary. ED. A. PREUSS, myfi Secretary. SANTA MONICA HOTEL, MORGAN & MONROE, PROPRIETORS. Jel tf NOTICE OF REMOVAL. THE AGENCY OF THE HALLET DAVIS AND OTHER F* I JL. XOS ? Is removed from Main and Second streets lo INo. IGO Main Street, Between First aud Second, on the East side, nearly opposite. A. H. lIA YELL, Teacher of Music SiB~PIANOS TUNED AND REPAIRED"** Je3tl RESIDENCE PROPERTY FOR mJLL E . BRUNING TRACT. THIS PROPERTY, located on Main street, between Twelfth and Pico Sta., is now sub-dlvded in lots aud Is offered for sale on reasonable terms. TITLE PERFECT. Apply to 11. IV. BRUNING, At the property, or to CHAS. R. JOHNSON, JeB I m Postofflce Slock. OO TO SUMMERS & NELSON'S, No. 10 Spring Street, TO GET THE RICHEST ICE CREAM, the llnest assortment of CANDIES, and the best IOE COLD SODA In the city. To prove the above, give them a , trial. jee tf