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Sunday Edition. Sept. 12.
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(PROTON AQUEDUCT DEPARTMENT
j —TO IKON I’OUNDEKS.—SeaIed proposals in
dorsed “ Proposal for iron pipe,” also witn the name of
bidder and date of the offering, wiil bo received at this
office until H A. M. oi MONDAY, Sept. 13, 1869, for the
supply of
9,200 lineal feet of 20-inch pipe,
9,200 lineal feet or b-ihch p.pe,
400 lineal feet of 4-inch pipe, .
And about 47 tons of branch pipes and special castings.
Specifications for the above, and blank forms for the
bids, and all other necessary information, can be ob
taiued on application at tffia office. gTEpHENS
ROBT. L. DARRAGH,
GEO. S. GREENE,
Croton Aqueduct Board.
New York, August 31,1869. C _
C Corporation notice-public
NOTICE is hereby given to the owner or owners,
occupant or occupants of all houses and lots, improved
or unimproved lands affected thereby, that the following
assessments have been completed, and are lodged in the
office of the Board of Assessors for examination by all
persons interested, viz:
First—For building sowers in Fourth avenue, from
Forty-ninth to and through Fiftieth street to near Fifth
avenue, and in Lexington avenue, between Fifty-fourth
and Fifty-fifth streets.
Second—For building sewers in Chrystie, Broome, Jer
sey. Wooster, and Gay streets.
Third—For laying crosswalk from norfh-east to north
weft corner of Grand and Norfolk streets.
Fourth—For laying crosswalk opposite the church in
Pitt street.
Fifuh—For laying crosswalk opposite No. 55 Monroe
Street.
Sixth—For laying crosswalk opposite No. 2 Ann street.
Seventh—For laving crosswalk opposite Grammar
School No. 12, in Madison street.
The limits embraced by such assessment include all the
several houses and lots of ground, vacant lots, pieces and
parcels of land, situated on
First—Wes.t side of Fourth avenue, from Forty-ninth
to Fiftieth street; both sides of Fiftieth street, from
Fourth to Fifth avenve, and half the block on the east
erly side of Fifth avenue, running northerly from Fiftieth
street, and both sides of Lexington avenue, between
Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth streets.
Second—Both sides of Chrystie street, from Broome
to Grand street; both sides of Broome street, from
Elizabeth to Mott street; both sides of Jersey street,
from Crosby to Mulberry street; both sides of Wooster
street, from Amity to Fourth street; and both sides of
Gay street, from West Waverley place to Christopher
street.
Third—Both sides of Norfolk street, from Grand to
Broome street, to the extent of half the block from
Grand street, and the northerly side of Grand street to
the extent of half the block easterly and westerly from
Norfolk street.
Fourth—Both sides of Pitt street, from Rivington to
Stanton street.
Fifth—Both sides of Monroe street, from Market to
Pike street.
Sixth—Both sides of Ann street, from Park row to the
extent of half the block toward Nassau street.
►Seventh—Beth sides of Madison street, from Scammel
to Jackson etreet.
All persons whose interests are affected by the above
named assessments, and who are opposed to the same, or
either of them, are re quested to present their objections
in writing to Epanuel B. Hart, Chairman of the Board
of Assessors, at their office, No. 32 Chambers street,with
in thirty ua ,ys from the dace of this notice.
EMANUEL B. HART, )
RICHARD TWEED, J Board
THOMAS B. ASI’EN, {of Assessors.
RIO HA ED M. HEN RY, J
Office Board o: Assessors, Ne w York, Aug 19, 1869.
< CORPORATION NOTICE?
J PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the owner or
owner.-, occupant or occupants of all houses and lots, im
proved or unimproved lands affected thereby, that the
following assessments have been completed, and are
F>dged in tne office of the Beard of Assessors for exam
ination by all persons interested, viz.:
First—For regulating, grading, setting curb and gut
ter. and flagging Fourth avenue, from One Hundred
and Ninth to One Hundred and Sixteenth streets.
Second —For building sewers in Fifth avenue, between
Seventieth and Seventy-fourth streets.
Third—For regulating, grading, setting curb and gut
ter, and flagging Eighty-fifth street, from Fourth to
Fifth avenues.
The lines embraced by such assessment include all the
several houses and lots of ground, vacant lots, pieces and
parcels of land, situated on
Birst—Both sides of Fourth avenue, between One
Hundred and Ninth and One Hundred and Sixteenth
streets to the extent of half the block on the intersect
ing streets.
Second— Both sides of Fifth avenue, between Seven
tieth and Seventy-fourth streets.
Third—Both sides of Eighty-fifth street, between
Fourth and Fifth avenues.
All versons whose interests are affected by the above
named assessments, and who are opposed to the same, or
either of them, are requested to present their objections
in writing, to E. F. Hart, Chairman of the Board of As
sessors, at their office, No. 32 Chambers street, basement-
New Court House, within thirty days from the date of
Tiis notice.
E. B. HART,
RICHARD TWEED,
THOMAS B. ASTEN,
RICHARD M. HENRY,
, , Board of Assessors.
Office Board of Assessors, Aug. 27,1869.
7T6 RBO RATION NOTICE.—P U B LIO
NOTICE is hereby given to the owner or owners,
occupant or occupants of all houses and lots, improved
or unimproved lands, atfected thereby, that the follow
ing assessments have been completed, and are lodged in
the office of the Board of .Assessors for examination by
nil persons interested, viz:
First—For laying Belgian pavement in Fifty-third
Street, from Second avenue to the East river.
Second—For laving crosswalk in Thirty-e: ghth street,
at west side of Eighth avenue.
Third—For regulating, grading, setting curb and gut
ter stones, and flagging Eighty-first street, from Third
to Fifth avenue.
The limits embraced by such assessment include all
the several houses and lots of ground, vacant lots, pieces
jmd parcels of land, situated on
First—Both sides of Fifty-third street, from Second
Avenue to the East river, to the extent of half the block ‘
»n the intersect ing streets.
Second—Both sides of Thirty-eighth street, from
Eighth avenue to the extent of half the block between
Eighth and Ninth avenues, and the west Eide of Eighth
avenue to the extent of half the block, northerly and
southerly from Thirty-eighth street.
Third—Both sides of Eighty-first street, from Third to
Fifth avenue.
AU persona whose interests are affected by the above
named assessments, and who are opposed to the same
or either of them, arc requested to present their objec
tions in writing to EMANUEL B. HART, Chairman of
the Board of Assessors, at their office, No. 32 Chambers
Street, within thirty days from the date of this notice.
EMANUEL B. HART,
RICHARD TWEED,
THOMAS B. ASTEN,
RICHARD M. HE Nil Y,
Board of Assessors.
Office Board of Assessors, New York, August 14, 1869.
kOORPOBATION notice.—sale of
X.7 property for unpaid taxes and Croton water rents
public notice is hereby given that a sale of property for
Unpaid taxes, for the years 1861 and 1865, ana for regular
rente for Croton water for the years 1863 and 1864 will
take place at auction at the City Haff, in the city of New
York, on Thursday, the 14th Jay of November next, at
12 o’clock noon, and continue from day to da until the
whole of s id property shall be sold. And that the
detailed statement of the property so to be sold for
unpaid taxes and Croton water rents is published in a
pamphlet, and deposited in the office of the Clerk of
Arrears in the Comptroller's Office, also in the office of
the Receiver of Taxes of the city of New York, where
the said pamphlets will be delivered to any person ap
plying therefor.
City of New York, July 31, 1869.
By order of R. B. CONNOLLY, Comptroller.
A. 8. Cady, Clerk of Arrears.
bi ibiis
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THE FORLORN HOPE,
By Clarence F. Bulkier.
Let ns view it with compassion,
That iorlornest hope of lite,
For it bears a heavier burden
Than the knapsack in the strife.
Those who form it, and who never
On their path a flower behold,
Think tne snowdrop made of silver
And the daffodil of gold.
There I see the flaunting outcast,
Who was meekest of the meek,
"When a blush, the paint of Virtue,
Lent the crimson to her cheek.
'Di ere the glare from rosewood portals,
Falling on the miffnight street,
Mocks the ley hands of beggars
That are stretched in vain for. heat.
There I see the wretched infant
Who has never had a toy,
Carried by the wretched mother
Who has never had a joy.
How unlike the ruddy urchin
Catching minnows in the pond;
Huw unlike the nui-brown damsel
Gathering cowslips just beyond.
There with bloodshot eyes are passing
Those who try their thirst io slake
From the goblet that is ever
Filling from the burning lake.
How unlike those who are drinking
From the spring a sweeter draught
Than the hot lip of the camel
In the cool oasis quaffed.
O, my countrymen ! believe me,
It is better far to find
Rust upon the spur of Progress
Than the blood of human kind.
"We have our electric cable
Bringing nearer mart to mart,
"Where is our magnetic fibre
Drawing closer heart to heart ?
And for these unhappy millions
With immortal souls to save,
Is there—is there no asylum
But an ignominious grave ?
Where the cream of our Republic
From her cornucopia ponrs.
There ascends a mighty answer
Like the bass Niagara roars:
‘•Westward hoi from bear and panther
There’s an empire to be won!
Westward till the star of empire
Shines beside the setting sun;
Till the settler’s hen shall cackle
On the mottled giouse’s nest,
And the Eastern ox is harnessed
With the bison of tho West 1”
A etory comes from France which
is curious as illustrating the straits to which
theatrical managers are sometimes put in their
endeavors to gratify the varied tastes of their
autiionees. Here we are familiar with mod
ferii, sensational, and realistic effects—the leap
from the sky borders to the stage, tho house
on fire, tho shipwreck, the inundation, pranc
ing horses, street cabs, and so on ; but it has
remained for a Frenchman to bring a deadly
reptile before the footlights. We are told that
the ballet-master of tho Bouen Theatre is
training a monster snake to take part in a bal
let, the scene of which is laid in tne Garden of
Uden 1 What next ?
A new gas-making machine has
been patented in London by a gas engineer,
■which is likely to be attended with important
results. The machine, which is portable, is
adapted for houses, shops, churches, theatres,
or other public buildings, and snips. The gas
is manufactured instantaneously, without the
application of heat, by a self-acting machine,
and consists simply of an admixture of at
mospheric air with the vapor from mineral oil,
The air is admitted into tho machine while the
gas is in process of consumption, and is regu
lated in accordance with the demands upon the
machine.
“Alas!” said a moralizing bache
lor within earshot of a witty young lady of the com
pany. “ this world is at best but a gloomy prison 1”
“ Yes,” sighed the merciless minx; “especially to
the poor creatures doomed to solitary confinement.”
Three hundred bishops, many of
them Catholic, have declined ths Pope’s invita
tion to attend ths Ecumenical Council.
"When Jonah’s fellow-passengers
tossed him overboard, they evidently regarded him
•8 neither prophet nor loss.
The cause of the Rows in Ireland.
Jen^ta» tenant rights, and the ofbor nght
POLICE TOILS.
Two sessions of trials were held this week
by Commissioner Bosworth—one on Wednes
day and another on Friday. In very few cases
was judgment rendered. He was puzzled how
to decide on tho evidence. There was perjury
on some side—on the part of the prosecuting
roundsman or the defendant, tne patrolman.
The evidence reminded the venerable Commis
sioner of that extraordinary sell out on Long
Island not long ago of milking the cows by
moonlight. He is of the opinion that the Com
missioners are often sold, hence all cases com
ing before him he refers to the Board. He is
determined that the Commissioners won’t be
caught on the sell of milking cows by moon
light, and thus it is that the past week all cases
have been referred.
And after all he could hardly do otherwise.
The week gone by might well be dubbed
A SEASON OF PERJURY.
Those interested look upon it in the light of
equivocation. Here are samples:
The post of Baster, of the Seventh Precinct,
was traveled six times over before he could be
found, and when found he said that an alarm
rap took him into tho Tenth Precinct; but ho
brought no witnesses to sustain this story, al
though he could easily have done it, nor did he
tell that to the sergeant when found. Think of a
citizen running up and down the post in search
of an officer to prevent a burglary or stop a
murder, and the search to be fruitless.
Welsh, of the Third Precinct, was found in a
grocery store getting himself weighed. He
swore that he stood on the scales giving orders
that no more weighing should be done till the
railroad track wes cleared. The roundsman
saw no obstructions on the track.
Sharp, of the Ninth Precinct, stood on a cor
ner talking twenty minutes to a citizen. When
charged with the offense, Sharp said the rounds
man might make a charge, but he could beat
him anyhow. He swore he stood the time spe
cified, but ho defied the roundsman to swear to
the talking, when he was not near enough to
hear it.
Dover, of the Fifteenth District, was found
propping up a barrel. He denied the charge,
saying that he stood with his back to it, drum
ming it with his fingers.
Jackson, of the Eighteenth Precinct, was
proven caught sitting in a chair while doing
patrol duty. He swore tho said chair was six
ibet off.
Connover, same precinct, found sitting on a
window-sill, swore that the roundsman could
not see him sitting on the sill from across the
street, even if it had been up.
The above are only a few specimens of about
fifty cases in which perjury is committed by
roundsmen, either through a spirit of malice,
or to obtain promotion or notoriety; or, ou the
other hand, it is also committed by patrolmen,
for the sake of their bread and butter. There
is an evil here that it would be well for tho
Commissioners to attend to, and for which
they are themselves to blame. In some cases
wo have seen, officers admit tlie charge pre
ferred against them ; yet, after the written
admission has been tendered, the Commis
sioners havo compelled the man to be sworn
to testify, when it went hard against his gram.
In such cases, the Board coerced tho man to
lie in his own behalf, when he was forced to go
on the other stand and defend himself against
his wiil. Forcing a man to swear on his own
behalf when it is not asked, is not needed;
no complainant, to appear to prosecute pro
vokes this general system of perjury which
now prevails, and instead of improving the
discipline ot the department, it has the
strongest tendency to demoralize it. Why
swear a man to defend himself if there
is neither evidence to convict or com
nlainant to prosecute ? If the Commissioners
have not engendered this reckless style of
swearing, who has? Every member on the
force had a good moral character before he
went on it. Why so soon alter bis appointment
doos his reliability go from him ? There is a
cause, and it is for tho Commissioners to probe
the evil. It may or it may not be that rounds
men, in their anxiety to get speedy promotion,
will deliberately perjure themselves. If so,
then the Commissioners can surely find some
other means of promoting than on a platform
of perjury. The Commissioners are themselves
alarmed at tho wide-spread and increasing
prevalence of perjury among the men, but so
iar they have taken no steps to check it; but
they will have to do it soon, for their own sakes
and the character oi tlie men under them.
MB. BERGH AGAIN BEFORE THE COMMISSIONERS.
Mr. Henry Bergh, President of tho society to
prevent cruelty to animals, appeared belore
tlie Board on Friday as complainant against
Officer Morrison, of the Second Precinct, whom
he charged with failing to sustain and help him
to carry out the laws of the society. It appears
that Mr. Bergh and his assistant, Mr. Camp
bell, were at the foot of Burling Slip, looking
after overloaded trucks. They saw five trucks
loaded with bales of hay, winch they averaged
weighed from five to six thousands pounds,
with tho weight of the truck, two thousand
more, making a drag on the team of close on
to four tons. Mr. Bergh believing that cruelty
to animals was exercised in this instance,
stopped to make inquiry for the drivers, but
they got wind of his object, and kept at
a distance from the trucks. His inquiry
brought a crowd around him, and when Mor
rison came up he asked him to help make
the arrest. The officer examined the trucks,
calculated the weight and said no, he would
not do it. He said that was no extra load. He
had taken a case before Justice Dowling, when
the load was about the same as they were look
ing at, and he dismissed the complaint. He
saw no use in making the arrest. By this time
a crowd of seventy-five or a hundred people
had gathered round Mr. Bergh, Campbell, and
the officer, and when they beard the remarks
of the latter, they got up a rousing cheer,
talked of stoning Mr. Bergh, and one man
chased Mr. Campbell with a cart-rung, and, if
he had not fled, might have lost his hie. ■ Mr.
Bergh claimed that the officer was bound to
make the arrest when he ordered him. Mor
rison seemed to be of the opinion that it was
Mr. Bergh’s duty to make the arrest, and if
there was trouble he would come to his assist
ance. He also thought that before he should
make an arrest ho had the right to judge for
hinisolf without being guided by an officer of
tlie society. What was cruelty to animals?
This seemed to be the point at issue. Mr.
Bergh claimed that he being responsible, or a
citizen of equal responsibility preferring a
charge, and offering to go to court to make a
complaint, the officer was bound by law to
make tlie arrest. Judge Bosworth said some
little discretion should be left to the officer.
He cited a suppositious case of a gentleman
and lady driving through the streets In a car
riage, and a citizen coming up and ordering
tlieir arrest for cruelty to the horse they were
driving. Ho (Bosworth) cited an extreme case;
so had Mr. Bergh, In tho course of the trial,
the interesting question of what should consti
tute a load for a oart or a truck arose. Mr.
Bergh thought a tun for a cart and two tuns
for a truck sufficient. On that point, Mr. Frost,
who had been a boss teamster for nineteen
years, gave his opinion on this subject, which
interests the numerous teamsters of this city.
He said ths teams in question had a fair load ;
nothing more. He sometimes loaded his
trucks to five thousand pounds.
Mr. Bergh—As I understand it, teamsters
are paid by the piece. Now, I would like to
know if you would refuse the job if you had to
carry eight thousand pounds i
Witness—l woulu.
Mr. Bergh—What is the limit you allow ?
Witness—lt would depend on where they
wore going.
Mr. Bergh—What is the maximum load that
you put on your trucks 1
Witness—lt would depend, as I said, where
the truck would have to go to.
This is a very interesting question that has
been raised by Mr. Bergh, and for the inter
ests of tho hundreds, thousands we should say,
of teameters in this city, some understanding
should be arrived at between them and the
. society which should constitute a reasonable
load for two horses to pull through the streets
in fair weather, and the horses giving no signs
of distress, as in this instance, which were
standing still. Mr. Bergh limits tho load to
two thousand pounds, the teamsters say five
thousand. Now that is too great a difference
to exist between the two to make matters go
on peaceably between the teamsters and the
society. They should, to prevent unnecessary
arrests, and at tho same time accomplish all
that is desired to be attained by the friends of
the society, come to a better understanding.
INTOXICATED AND ABUSIVE.
Doran, of the Forty-second Precinct, was
charged with being intoxicated and abusive to
his superior officers, on the 3d inst. Ho plead
ed guilty to being abusive, but denied that
count which alleged he was drunk. The proof
is that ho was both. Ho had the station-house
post, and could not be found at relieving time.
The roundsman wont out to look for him, and
two blocks off found him in front of a liquor
saloon. When the roundsman asked him why
he had not been at his relieving point, he re
plied in language that is not fit to even allude
to. In the station-house he was abusive and
disorderly, staggering around. Captain Smith
thought Doran was a temperance man, and he
couldn’t understand what ailedhim. It turned
out, however, that ale was at the bottom ol it.
The roundsman said Doran’s breath smelt as
strong as a whisky still. He left after roll call
and returned after dinner as drunk and disor
derly as ever. Went up stairs Jand finally
tumbled into bed with one leg in his breeches
and tho other out of them. But before that
ha turned the floor of tho Bleeping room into
an offal dumping ground. Ou his oath Doran
swore that up to the time he was charged with
intoxication he had not tasted hard stuff in
five years, but that when ho went home ho
felt so vexed about being charged with a tning
that he was entirely innocent, he sent out for
and drank a pint of Burton alo.
Bosworth (looking over his glasses.) Then
because you were accused of being drunk, you
thought you would get drunk,
Doran—l was excited.
Doran might, under such evidence, as well
resign,
A MANIAO ON THE /SIICE.
John Grace, of the Fourth Precinct, was
charged with being out of his mind and an
unfit person to be oh the police. From tho
evidence it fa apparent that Grace should be
in a lunatic asylum. Ho refused to appear to
defend N« case. Dr, Waterman stated the
unfort noate man’s case very plamly. He had
seen him daily for two months and had
been under 'his treatment previous to
that. He believed Grace to be a per
fect monomaniac. He believed himself to
be under evil influences ; that there was a con
spiracy to drive him out of his energy and
mind. Ho heard whispering, and the other
day he told the doctor that he heard a voice
tell him to cut the buttons off his coat. He
knew it was wrong, but he had to do it. An
other night, he said, a voice called on him to
repeat the name of St. John six times. Why
he should do it he did not know, but he did
do it.
Dr. Waterman considered him a dangerous
and unfortunate man. A person laboring un
der these hallucinations might, in fancying
these whispers, cut his own mother’s throat.
It was probably softening of the brain. He
complained some time ago of not being able to
move freely, and the doctor was of the opinion
that it was a mild attack of paralysis. The
brain was congested, and there was no hope
for him. He was a dangerous man to be at
large.
Sergeant Kelly said the man had done no
duty in two months—they would not let him.
They had frequently sent him home with an
officer when he came to report for duty. They
first discovered his hallucination when be came
down stairs from the sleeping-room and said
that somebody had attached tho telegraph ap
paratus to his bed, and the ringing, jingling,
tingling in his ears would not let him sleep.
The case, of course, went, like the others, to
the Board.
ROBERT D. UOLIIES, P. <l. Baster, Editor.
Intolerance.
It is very strange, and gives food for grave reflec
tion, that the Masonic society, in nearly all parts of
the world, has steadily, and yet peaceably, resisted
the persecutions of its enemies for more than two
centuries, during which time its martyrs may be
counted by the thousands, should itself become in
tolerant and oppressive toward a sect, or section of
its members. We refer to the Jewish Masons in cer
tain parts of Germany, who have been refused ad
mission into lodges of which they were not members
for the sole, and openly avowed, reason that they
were not Christians.
In our last issue, we published a letter, or circular,
that we had translated, and which emanated from a
convention of Masons held at Metz, in which the
brethren who have put up a religious barrier at the
portals of the lodges were implored to reconsider
their action, and, upon the broad ground of Masonic
equality and general fraternity, receive and hele all
orethren, no matter of what creed or faith, as mem
bers of our great association.
It appears that in Prussia, especially, where the
Protestant element is strong, and in Austria, where
the Catholic faith predominates, the Masons look
upon a Jew with about the same favor as they were
viewed by the Christian knights and the people gen
erally of the medieval astes, when that race was de
spised, treated with contumely, and its members vir
tually declared to be without the protection of laws,
and denied the means by which their wrongs, whether
social or fiscal, and no matter how grievous, could be
redressed. This feeling of intolerance appears still
to exist in the countries named, though, perhaps, in
a modified form, notwithstanding the enlightened
age in which we live, and the generous consideration
of the religious views of all men generally enter
tained, outside of the Roman Catholic Church, or
rather outside of its priesthood. Those who will fol
low us upon the stage of lite will, within a few gene
rations, and when the world has become still more
liberalized, look back with astonishment upon the
narrow prejudices of some of the people of this part
of the present century, when men could be ostra
cised simply by reason of their religious views, when
the very foundation of those views was a belief in
the existence of one ever living, true, and just God;
that grand belief whicn is the underlying element of
all Masonry, from the first degree to the very apex of
the institution, wherever that may be found, whether
in the Scottish rlto or in that of Memphis. One
feature of the letter, or circular, to which we have
referred demands particular attention, and we will re
produce it. At its close we find the following lan
guage:
It will be wrong, and you will acknowledge it, to
restrain in some of many lodges that anti-.lasomc
measure which up to now forbids the entrance into
them ot Israelites.
While a great many of you have got rid of the last
remnants ot tnose obsolete, mediaeval prejudices and
prescriptions, many still approve of them, and still
submit themselves to them. We entreat them, in
the name of the fundamental principles which are
the ties of the great Masonic family, and in the name
of Masonic honor, which is tarnished by these feel
ings, to wrestle with these, and not to give up the
struggle until these wrongful prejudices have entirely
disappeared.
They who resist them will have with them all the
sympathies of the true Freemasons of the world, who
loox with earnestness upon our mutual and general
motto: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.
In 1853 or 1854, at a session of and on the floor of
the Grand Lodge of this btate, we stated in language
that could not be mistaken, that we were opposed,
utterly and always, to lodge devotions in which any
distinct religious belief was expressed or even hinted
at; and after we had finished our argument upon
the subject, we were asked if we were a Jew. Our
answer was very distinct that for two hundred years
our ancestors had lived and died in the Christian
faith, and this answer was based upon family tradi
tions and a great many tombstones. We then said,
as we say now, that the moment that Masonry be
came a Christian institution, or came under the clamp
or tie of any religion, it would become an association
that would lose its cosmopolitan character, and be
powerless for good, and in the hands and under the
direction of designing men, become the instrument
of evil of both a political and social character. The
great tie of our Craft is its universality, and its
strongest feature is necessarily its tolerance of all
religious opinions so long as the great and strong
fundamental principle exists. We accept the Hin
doos and the Parsees, and why the Jews should be
excluded, if regularly made Masons, is matter of
wonder.
We feel confident that ninety-nine of every one
hundred Masons in America will endorse the circu
lar from which we have have made the foregoing ex
traats. If the Holy Writings are to be believed,
there was a time when all men were Jews, and the
Saviour of the Christian was certainly such. If the
traditions of Masonry are correct, our institution
had its very foundation among the Jews, and why, at
this late day, the descendants of such should be kept
from our lodge-rooms, either in the character of
brethren, or of candidates, will require stronger ar
guments than we have yet heard, before we can be
convinced of its justice.
Unused Notes from my Holy Land Diary,
BY DR. ROBERT MORRIS.
Like all semi-barbarous people in the East, the
Arabs are extremely fond of talking to each other.
They will keep up their loud and excited gabble
around your camp-fire all night, if permitted to do
so. They are exceedingly blasphemous, using their
sacred name (Allah) even in the most trivial expres
sions. The word Gollah (Oh, God!) is their common
term for “Go along.” In the Arabic language there
are twenty-eight letters. As each ot these has differ
ent forms according to their locality, at the begin
ning, middle, or end of a word, the learner has to be
able to recognize nearly one hundred letters before
he can read the language. The figures and numbers
are road in the same way as ours, but have different
forms. Our numerals were originally borrowed
from the Arabic; but we have changed the forms of
them. The people of the East are extremely expert
in mental arithmetic. The ordinary religion of the
East is that of Mohammed; though, so far as the
common people are concerned, they seem to pay but
little respect to its injunctions. Their sacred book
(the Koran) was the work of Mohammed, now nearly
1300 years in use. The old compositions of the Arabs
before Mohammed’s time were as wild as the actions
of a lunatic. Their poetry was full of vain imagina
tions, such as fabuious stories and descriptions, love
verses, flattery, executive commendations of their
patrons, and reproaches of their enemies, equally ex
cessive incitements to vicious actions, vain glory
ings, etc. etc. Mohammed wrote the first book in
Arabic fit for a cultivated mind to read. The law of
Mohammed forbids all mutilations of the human
form, Of course anatomy is entirely banished by
their rules concerning legal purity„ their ideas of the
dead, the separation of the sexes, etc. Natural his
tory offers the,same difficulty. Painting, drawing,
and statuary are prohibited, so that when the Sara
cens took possession of Syria everything of this sort
that they found was broken in pieces by them. I
observed this particularly at Gebal. No. coffins are
used m the interment of the dead; even Moham
med’s body was not laid in a coffin. In studying the
structure of insects (entomology), a Mohammedan
scholar has to overcome various religious scruples.
In the first place, he is forbidden even to touch un
clean animals, in which category many insects rank.
Then he is not allowed to burn an insect alive. In the
preparation of butterflies, it is well known that they
must be impaled upon a heated pin, or their fluttering
entirely destroys their beauty; but thisthulaw of Mo
hammed forbids. In every Mohammedan mosk
(church) there is a place marked upon the wall to
guide worshipers in directing their prayers toward
Mecca. "When the Turks took possession of the
Christian cathedral of St. Sophia, in Nicosia, Cyprus,
which was built, as all ancient Christian churches
were, due East and West, they were obliged to build
their pulpits obliquely against the wall, so as to face
in the direction of Mecca. In the Mohammedan tra
ditions, Azef, the Vizier, or principal secretary of
King Solomon, had arrived at the knowledge of the
ineffable name of God, and was, consequently, ena-
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bled to perform the most stupendous exploits almost
equal to those of Solomon himself. I agree in the
opinion of Mr. Sale, that the consideration of Mo
hammed’s character should be undertaken in a calm
and philosophic spirit. His imposture, his subter
fuges, and his inventions, may be censured, yet
justice be done upon those points wherein he merits
praise. He gave tho Arabs tho best religion that he
was capable of— certainly far preferable to those of
tho pagan lawgivers before him.
So much encouragement has been derived from the
results of the late Masonic expedition to Syria, that
a second and far more extensive expedition is form
ing to start in January, 1870—one to which competent
geologists and botanists will be attached. The ob
jects of this are the advancement of scientific and
biblical knowledge, a proposal that merits the good
will of every person interested in the cause of learn
ing or religion. I fully satisfied myself that, in spite
of the theological errors of our Mohammedan breth
ren (errors which I shall be the last man to cover
up), and in spite of their domestic and social cus
toms, which I regard as among the worst results of
their religious errors, yet the Mohammedan has
written on his heart of hearts the principal tenet, as
well of religion as of Freemasonry, viz: Faith in One
God. In this faith he lives, and for this he is ever
willing to die. He has, likewise, a charitable and
hospitable nature, and a great respect for ancient
landmarks, yet some desire for improvement. He is
of a temperate, abstemious habit in eating and drink
ing. Altogether, he presents a hopeful stock, which,
being properly nurtured and cultivated under Ma
sonic influences, may yet redeem the low condition
of his nation, and give to Freemasonry in the East a
new and lofty Impulse toward its moral and spiritual
regeneration, for which all good men will pray.
There is a legend among the writers of crusading
times that at the close of the fearful fight upon
Mount Hattin, July, 1187, in which nearly all the
Christian army was destroyed, the true cross which
was carried into the fight by the Christian bishops
to stimulate their people to the most desperate deeds
of valor, was buried in the earth on the battle field
to conceal it from capture, and that it has never been
exhumed. It is certainly a singular question what
became of an object so highly prized by the Chris
tians.
At Joppa, I found a young man named Serapion
Murad, whose lather for forty years was American
Consul there. This young man was not exceeding
twenty years of age, speaks seven or eight languages
fluently. His family is of the American religion,
very nch and influential, owning some ot the finest
orange groves in the vicinity of Joppa. This young
man is an evidence of what the Christian religion,
however perverted in theological tenets it maybe,
can do for a person in this country.
Mahomet.—Apropos of what W.
W. Bro. Rob. Morris says of this man, we publish the
following poem by our friend Wm. Boss Wallace:
EL AMBN—MAHOMET.
Who is that comes from Hara 2 Not in kingly pomp
ane pride,
But a great, free son of Nature, Hon-souled and eagle
eyed!
Who is this before whose presence idols tumble to
the sod ?
While he cries out, “ Allah Akbar! and there is no
god but God!”
Wandering in the solemn desert, he has wandered,
like a child
Not as yet too proud to wonder at the sun, and star,
aud wild—
“ Oh, thou Moon! who made thy brightness ? Stars!
who hung ye there on hign ?
Answer I so my soul may worship: I must worship,
or I die!”
Then there fell the brooding silence that precedes
the thunder’s roll;
And the old Arabian Whirlwind called another Arab
soul.
Who is this that comes from Hara ? Not in kingly
pomp aud pride,
But a great free son of Nature, lion-souled and eagle
eyed!
He has stood and seen Mount Hara to the Awful
presence nod;
He has heard from cloud and lightning—“ Know there
is no god but God!”
Call ye this man an imposter ? He was called “ The
Faithful,” - when
A boy he wandered o’er the deserts, by the wild-eyed
Arab men.
He was always called “ The Faithful.” Truth he
knew Allah’s breath;
But the Lie wen t darkly gnashing through the cor
ridors of Death.
“He was fierce!” Yes! fierce at falshood—fierce at
hideous bits of wood;
That the Koreish taught the people, made the sun
and solitude.
But his heart was also gentle, and Affection’s gentle
palm,
Waving in his tropic spirit, to the weary brought a
balm.
“ Precepts ?” “ Have on each compassion“ Lead
the stranger to your door;”
“In your dealings, keep a Justice:” “Give a tenth
unto the poor.”
“Yet ambitious!” Yes ! ambitious—while ho heard
the calm and sweet
Aiden-voices sing—to trample troubled Hell beneath
his feet.
“Islam?” “Yes! Submit to Heaven 1” “Prophet?”
To the East thou art!
What are prophets but the trumpet blown by God to
stir the heart ?
And the great Heart of the desert stirred unto that
solemn strain,
Rolling from the trump at Hara over Error’s trou
bled main.
And a hundred dusky millions honor still Ell Amin’s
rod—
Daily chanting—“ Allah Akbar! know there is no
god but God?”
Call him then no more “ Impostor,” Mecca is the
choral Gate
Where, till Zion’s noon shall take them, nations in
her morning wait
Jubilee.— On Tuesday evening last,
Socrates Lodge, No. 595, celebrated the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the initiation of their worthy Past
Master, Peter Kauth. There was a large attendance
of brethren, and several distinguished visitors,
among whom were R. W. Bro. R. 8. Bruns, Grand
Secretary of South Carolina, M. W. Bro. John W.
Simons, R. W. Charles feaokreuter, D. D. G. M. W.
Bros. A. B. Mountfort, Geo. Kinzer, and others. The
occasion being one of ceremony, the lodge was open
ed on the first degree, and the worshipful guest of
the evening was introduced. After a brief address
of welcome from the Master, W, George Snyder, P.
M. approached, and in a most efficient manner re
ferred to the occasion of the meeting concluding by
tho presentation of a gold Past Master’s jewel, elabo
rately wrought as an evidence of the fraternal yegard
of the brethren. The recipient attempted a reply,
but his feelings overcame him, and, indeed, in all
that assembly of stalwart men there were but few
who could look unmoved upon the scene. After a
brief interval, Dr. A. J. Fuereoh delivered an elo
quent and appropriate address, and then the lodge
was closed. The brethren and their guests repaired
to an adjoining hall where an ample collation was
served and enjoyed with the quiet sociability of the
Germans, a sufficiency of the American fashion of
toasts and responses being introduced to give variety
and piquancy to the whole.
The affair was creditable to the lodge, exhibiting
in a favorable light a German peculiarity that might
be generally adopted with advantage to the craft.
Presentation . —Ou Tuesday even
ing last a handsomely bound Bible, the gift of Brother
J. W. Isaac H. Brown (Grace Church), of Puritan
Lodge, No. 339, New York city, was presented to
Mystic Brotherhood Lodge, No. 21, of Red Bank.
The sacred volume bore a suitable inscription, with
the date “5869.” The presentation address was
made by R. W. Samuel R. Kirkham, of Puritan
Lodge; and an appropriate response returned by P.
M. Dr. Patterson, of Mystic Brotherhood Lodge.
Subsequently, the side degree called “Cedars of Leb
anon,” was conferred upon two of the brethren, and,
we “ suppose,” they were considerably enlightened
thereby.
There will bo an interesting meet
ing of Architect Chapter No. 4, on Monday evening
next, September 13, at their rooms, A presentation
will take place to one of their bright lights. Every
member of the Ancient and Primitive Rite should be
present.
Cyrus Lodge, which meets at the
comer of Eighteenth street and Eigeth avenue, will
work the Third Degree on Monday evening, Septem
ber 13.
To the Masonio Editor of the N.
Y. Dispatch.—ln our meeting of last week there was
a long debate on one oi our brothers, he having
asked permission some time ago co be relieved from
paying dues. It was granted. Please decide whe
ther his case has got to be raised before he can enter
our lodge, and it it can be called suspension, and
oblige a M. M.
Answer.—We cannot understand your question,
eo full of obscurity is it. If you mean that back
dues were remitted, then the action of the lodge was
final, and the brother was in good standing, and
could sit in the lodge as a matter of right. If you
mean that the lodge relieved him from payment of
dues in the future, tnen its action was illegal; for the
constiiution provides that every brother in good
standing must contribute his share to the support of
Masonry in some lodge. The lodge can donate an
amount equal to his dues after the same have become
payable. It cannot violate the constitution, but it
can control its funds. We hope that we have an
swered that which yon intended to ask; if not try
again, and make your meaning clear.
To the Masonic Editor of the N.
Y. Dispatch— i Sir: Having been proposed to become
a member in a certain lodge, through prejudice or ill
feeling 1 was rejected, on account of the Worshipful
Master running tor the same office lor the ensuing
year. He was one of the committee appointed to in
vestigate. Can I not get a dispensation from tlieir
deedwiou without waiting the usual time, six months ?
Please give mo the necessary infermation, and con
fer a favor on Yours, respectfully, A. W.
Answer.—You cannot get a dispensation; but you
must wait six months before your proposition can be
renewed in the lodge in which you were proposed,
or, with the permission of that lodge, be proposed in
another lodge.
A Good Map of Bible Countries.—
The committees for furnishing lodge-rooms are often
placed in difficulty in their efforts to procure such a
map of the Holy Land as is adapted, in size, in
price, and in the general make-up, to their wants.
Such a one is now furnished them by Brother
G. Morgan, of Indianapolis, Indiana, who has
perfected a map of Bible lands as to embrace the
fullest details of history and chronology, as well as
geography. It is elogant in design, priced at only
$lO, and is really just such a map as will be needful
to the instructed lecturer upon Freemasonry. We
shall be glad to know that our enterprising brother
is liberally met in this undertaking.
Oub Venerable Bbo. Febdinakd
Palmo has gone to his rest after an eventful life
which extended through eighty-four years. In con
nection with his decease, let us answer some of the
objections made to the Masonic Board of Belief by
showing its necessity and usefulness in cases like
this of our late Bro. Pahno. Childless and friend
less, he must have become an inmate of one of our
charitable institutions, had it not been for the Board
in this city. We do not wish to call in question the
liberality of the fraternity or lodges; but the old
adage, “That which is everybody’s business is no
body’s,” is applicable here. The Board of Belief
have the means to assist, and delegates willing to at
tend to the wants of the deserving applicants. The
Board have taken the entire care of our venerable
brother during the past six months, and the Presi
dent, B. W. Bro. J. F. Browne, who has had charge
of his case, has been unremitting in his attentions to
his wants. His funeral expenses were borne entire
ly by the Board of Belief.
Interesting Jottings in the History
of Freemasonry in New York.—We resume the re
publication of extracts from the compilation of W.
Bro. Jesse B. Anthony’s “ Revie wof the Grand Lodge
Transactions:”
From 1823 to 1827 the two Grand Lodges (formed
out of one) continued to meet separately, both of
which claimed and exercised full and independent
jurisdiction, not conflicting essentially, and each
were recognized as regular and in friendly fellowship
with all the other Grund Lodges of the Union and
the world.
During this period it would seem that about 140
lodges had been established since the separation, of
which not to exceed forty had been established by
the city Grand Lodge. Thus it will be seen that the
country Grand Lodge increased much the most.
Prosperity crowned the efforts of each, until the
auti-Masonic excitement, when the two Grand bod
ies. for mutual self-protection against the combined
attacks of unprincipled demagogues from without
and the openly recreant from within, by a Joint Com
mittee (June 6, 1827), agreed upon a settlement of all
past difficulties and formed a compact which is known
as “ Tne Compact of 1827.”
March 5, 1827. Resolved, That, as the sense of this
Grand Lodge, that the frequency oi Masonic proces
sions in this city is highly prejudicial to the id terest
and respectubiiiy of the order, and ought to be pro
hibited; therefore,
Resolved, That it be respectfully recommended to
the AL W. tr. M. not to grant dispensations for pro
cessions only on very extraordinary occasions, such
as may render such processions necessary.
June 6, 1827. Annual meeting.
The committee appointed, with power to receive
and discuss any proposition for restoring the har
mony oi the Masonic body in this State, and to con
icr with committee from the country lodges, relating
thereto, and to devise and provisionally agree on a
plan for tnat purpose, subject to the ramification of
tne Grand Lodge, reported that they had agreed on
the following propositions:
First : That there ought to be but one Grand Lodge
in the State of New York, and that it ought to be held
in the city of New York, and be considered us a con
tinuation of the o.d Grand Lodge. That all allusions
to lormer difficulties shall be avoided, as far as pos
sible.
Second: That tho proceedings of the two bodies
(known by the name of the Grand Lodge) shall be
confirmed, and that the warrants granted to subordi
nate lodges by the two bodies, and the proceedings of
said bodies, shall be deemed regular. The record
and archives of the Grand Lodge being in the city of
New York, the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer
shall be chosen from the city; that the G. M. or the
D. G. M. shall be chosen from the city of New York,
the other from tne country; the two Wardens from
some other portion of the State than the city of New
York.
Third: That the permanent fund be managed by
five trustees—viz.: the G. M., the D. G. M., the two
Wardens, and the Grand Secretary—whose duty it
shall be to invest ail funds over $3,000 annually, after
paying representatives, salaries and rents.
Fourth : That the number of lodges which one Mas
ter or Past Master may represent shall not exceed
three; that Past Masters shall not be represented by
proxy; aud that representatives be paid as heretofore.
On motion, these propositions were agreed to.
June 7, 1827. Both bodies met together at Tam
many Hall, 228 lodges represented, M. W. E. W.
King, G. M„ in the chair. Election was held for
Grand officers for the ensuing year.
June 8, 1827. A committee appointed to revise the
Constitution, being guarded by the resolutions upon
which this happy union has been effected, and the
old Constitution and existing regulations of the Grand
Lodge.
June 9, 1827. The Committee on Warrants report
ed fourteen warrants granted.
The Committee on Kevision of Constitution made
their report. Accepted, and copy ordered transmit
ted to the subordinate lodges for their action.
“ Every subordinate lodge entitled to three votes.
A Master or Past Master may represent any number
of lodges, not exceeding three. One representative
from each lodge out of the city of New York entitied
to 12s. per day for attendance and 12s. lor every
thirty miles* travel.”
Communication received, dated September 11, 1826,
that on June 28, 1826, the Grand Lodge of Maryland
was organized, and which was now recognized by
New York.
June 4, 1828. Annual meeting, 103 lodges repre
sented by officers, 27 lodges represented by proxies.
Besoxutions of condolence and respect to the mem
ory of P. G. M. De Witt Clinton passed, and a ser
vice held on Friday, in St. Stephen's Church, at
which time a eulogy was pronounced by B. W. R.
Hatfield, D. G. M., on our late M. W. P. G. M.’s De
Witt Clinton and Martin Hoffman.
March 4, 1829. Quarterly Communication. The
Committee on Clandestine lodges in the city of New
York reported:
“ That in regard to Boyer Lodge, No. 1, it appears
that some time in 1783, several free blacks in Boston,
Mass., after an unsucceesfiA application to the Grand
Lodge of that State for a Warrant, preferred a me
morial to the Grand Lodge of modem Masons of
England, and tiieir prayer granted, and Warrant
No. 459 issued, constituting them by title of the
African Lodge of Boston. From this body Boyer
Lodge derives its authority, having an instrument
purporting to be issued by the Grand African Lodge,
No. 459. (This Grand Lodge was never acknowl
edged by Massachusetts.) Your committee recom
mend that publicity be given to the above fact, to
remind the fraternity that no Lodge of Freemasons,
however regular shall have been the admission of
the whole or portion of its members into the mystic
band, can assemble for the purpose of Masonic labor,
within the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge without de
riving from it its authority so to do, and that the body
styled Boyer Lodge, No. 1, must be held and con
sidered as a clandestine lodge.”
# June 5, 1829. Annual Communication; 69 lodges
represented by Masters and Past Masters, 18 lodges
rei resented by proxies.
W. S. Van Rensselaer having been written to, to
ascertain if he would consent to accept the office of
G. M. for the ensuing year, in his reply, says:
“ When I consider the unmegited abuse of bur Or
der and the persecusions of our brethren, by design
ing men, I wiil once more consent, if my acceptance
is deemed of any importance to the cause and prin
ciples of Freemasonry.”
In 1830, Yau Rensselaer declined the office of G.
Master.
At the same communication the following resolu
tion was offered, and subsequently adopted:
Resolved, That each aud every P. M. in good stand
ing, who now is, or has oeen a member of a lodge
under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, shall be
entitled to ail the privileges and immunities of mem
bership, on the pajment of Grand Lodge dues to the
Secretary of this Grand Lodge.
(lhe report of the Committee on Foreign Corres
pondence is embraced within fourteen lines.)
The salaries of the Grand Officers were reduced.
(At the end of book is list of “ suspensions for non
payment of dues.”)' (The printed copy is twenty
pages. The title oi the Grand Lodge is “R. W. G.
Lodge of F. and A. M.”)
June 24, 1830. Special meeting for the purpose of
installing the M. W. Morgan Lewis, G. M. elect, into
office. The ceremonies were performed by M. W. P.
G. M. King, who addressed the new Grand Master as
follows:
“ Most Worshipful Brother : I congratulate you
on your elevation to the highest honor which Ma
sonry can bestow. In this exalted station it will be
in your power not only to guard this most ancient
and honorable Society from innovation, but also to
extend tho blessings of its influence.
That such wiil be the result of your administration,
I confidently predict, as well from personal knowl
edge oi your private character, as from the distin
guished manner in which you have discharged the
arduous duties of some of the highest offices in the
gift of your country. * * * *
It is with peculiar pleasure I now perform the re
maining duly incumbent on me. Permit me to in
vest you with the insignia of your office, an-d I most
humbly invoke the Supreme Architect of the Uni
verse to render the proceedings of this day subserv
ient to the good of Masonry and to the best interests
oi mankind.”
To which the M. W. Grand Master replied:
“M. W. P. G. Master and Brethren of this
Grand Lodge : The confidence with which you have
honored me, manifested by placing me in this chair,
inspires sentiments more easily conceived than ex
pressed; which, while they excite the most grateful
feelings, impose as a duty, to which I trust inclina
tion will ever respond, such a discharge oi the trust
reposed in me, as shall not disappoint your most
flattering expectations.
“ ClrcumstanceSabeyond control, having for many
years obstructed a regu[ar association with the lodge
of which I was last a member, it wiil not surprise,
should the ceremoma.s of the Order have escaped
my memory. This cannot, however, be the case
with its principles and obligations, which are too
deeply impressed on my mind ever to be removed.
* * * * The circumstances to which this excite
ment (alluding to the anti-Masonic excitement) in its
origin, is referable, must, in candor, be allowed to
have been of an aggravated nature; and, as far as tho
immediate perpetrators of the offence are concerned,
merits the most exemplary punishment.
“But to visit the sins of a few worthless individuals
on the whole body of an institution, founded in be
nevolence, charity, and the purest phiianthrophy,
which has subsisted for ages with unblemished rep
utation, enrdlLng within its pale countless numbers
of the best of patriots, statesmen, sages and divines,
must meet the reprobation of the virtuous and dis
interested. If Masonry, a human institution, is to
be anathematized for having furnished a lew, a very
few enthusiasts and fanatics, what shall we say to
those deemed of divine origin ? * * * *
“Our forms have been also made the subject of ridi
culs. * * * * I have been a member of this useful
and honorable fraternity for more than half a cen
tury, and have never till now heard the calumny ut
tered, that its ooiigations, under any circumstances,
impugned the ordinances of civil or reliinnua gp,
ciety, ♦ ♦ *
On the whole, believing as I do, that no favorable
result can be expected from reasoning with men dur
ing the paroxysms of a feverish imagination, stimu
lated in many instances by the hope of personal ad
vantage, I exhort the brethren to follow the example
of their fathers; like them, regardless of the slanders
and revilings of their enemies, to pursue the steady
tenor of their way, deviating neither to the right
hand nor the left, but, like Stern’s monk, looking
straight forward to something beyond this world.
Orgies of the Morgan-Killers. —St.
John's day was observed by those Chicago people
who killed Morgan. Morgan is a man who was killed
in time to carry an election. His initials are G. E.—
Good Enough Morgaa. Having some curiosity to see
the people who killed Morgan in order to carry a New
York election, I went out to the celebration at Haas’
Park.
The men who killed Morgan had red plumes in
their hats, which indicate their bloody character.
They also all had swords. They are the same kind
of swords with which G. E. Morgan was slaughtered.
They also carried several immense poles, which are
pointed at one end. These poles are employed for
the purpose of marking spots to be used for the
graves of those whom the order slaughters.
A good many oi the men had engravings of skulls
on their breasts. r l hese are accurate likenesses of
the skulls of men who have been muflered by the
Masons. When a Mason has killed throe men he is
entitled to wear a likeness of his victims’ heads, and
to take the degree of Golgotha.
This is the true explanation of these skull badges.
Of course the Masons do not own it. They pretend
ed that they wore these skulls on account of the wet
weather. They said a flood might come up and they
wanted to be ready to skull themselves to dry land.
The Masonic performances at Haas’ Park were of a
sinister character. How many men and women Were
slaughtered during the orgies of the day, and buried
among the shadows, no one, unless a member of the
anti-masonic societies, will ever know. One man,
not a Mason, was discovered among the crowd. An
hour later he was found prone on his back behind a
tent. He was dead, yes, dead-drunk.
Some of the ceremonies oi the saturnalia were hor
rifying. One Druidioal-looking Mason, with a long
gray beard, and lurid spectacles, read something
from a roil of manuscript. As he did so he was sur
rounded by an auditory that occupied itself with
wierd and fantastic ceremonials. His words seemed
to fill them with a strange power. Unearthly sounds
filled the building, in which one could distinguish
gurglings like that of blood from gashed throats, or
ttie flow of champagne from bottles. The air was
filled with whizzing pellots the size of corks. Bursts
of laughter tore througii the din. The further the
speaker with- the lurid spectacles proceeded, the
louder grew the clamor.
It was a fine address—probably. It was a ceremo
nial said to be illustrative of the condition of the Ma-.
sons who built the tower of Babel.
Nature evidently does not like Masonry. It rained
terrifically. The building in which the Morgan-kill
ers were assembled was a shed which did not shed
water. Apparently it was a shed; in reality it was a
woodn’t shed.
Some of the masonic rites are peculiar. As every
thing about the craft has some mathematical connec
tion, the triangle, the square, the pentagon, &c.,
were symbolized. The circle was represented by six
small rings about the size of a silver dollar. A ma
sonic candidate would take these six rings and at
tempt to throw them, one at a time, over spikes driv
en into a board.
To take one of these degrees costs 25 cts. If the
candidate threw one of these rings around one of the
spikes, he was adjudged worthy and well qualified.
Another degree, which was conferred upon a good
many, was one in which the candidates stood in rows,
and poured an amber-colored fluid, with a creamy
surface, into their mouths.
These degrees cost five cents each. One man took
forty-two of these during the afternoon. He was then
the highest Mason on the ground, except a thermom
eter. There was a thermometer on the ground that
had reached the 85th degree.
Among other orgies of the masonic gathering, was
one in which the membeas of the craft formed
squares on a smooth board floor. Then, to the sound
oi music, they broke into parallelograms, rhomboids
and diagonals. Each member, in his class of orgies,
was accompanied by a woman. The latter seemed to
like it.
Every once in a while would be heard a loud excla
mation. It came from somebody who was being
murdered. In several cases of which I was a witness,
those fell victims of Masonic vengeance we're out
siders, who were disposed of by being shot in tiie
neck.
Lovely women were there who mingled with the
descendants of men who killen Morgan as freely as if
they had been pious members of the Young Men’s
Christian Association.
A woman is a mystery. Her liking for Masonry
can only be explained on the ground that it is com
posed exclusively of men. In loving Masonry, she is
engaged in a wholesale business of the affections.
The sexton of the order is a man named Berry. He
has charge of the Berry-al services. It has its Baily,
which will hold more than any other institution of
the kind in existence. Aud all this time the killing
was going on about tho encampment. Just how
many were slaughtered will not be known with cer
tainty until tiie next meeting of the anti-Masonic
convention.
Mrs. Livermore is not a member. She stated the
other day that when she was born she turned her
face to the wall and wept because she was a girl, and
was therefore forever debarred from being a Mason
and obtaining her rites.
There were several cases of missing men, which
shows tne true character of Masonry. One woman
massed her husband. They had been long married,
and she had learned to like him. And now he was
gone. She commenced a frantic search. She found
him in a tent, conversing in low, passionate tones
with a woman, younger and better-looking than her
self. Iler heart was broken at the sight 1 Such are
the doings of Masonry.
They had what was called an encampment. A Ma
son in camp meant one who was engaged in some
thing horrible, as can be proved by the proceedings
of the anti-secret national convention, lhe latter
had some camps. These scamps at Farwell Hall dif
fered from those camps at Haas’ Park.
Toward night, when the Masons grew tired of
slaughter, they simply selected their victims and left
them bound. I saw scores of them bound—for home.
It was a thrilling spectacle.
One’s heart bled as ho contemplated their wo-be
gone faces.
There were two Masons there who seemed to ap
preciate the true character of the order to which
they belong. Their names are Stephens and Ellis.
. Both of them are in the habit of looking down the
mouth.
Enough has been said in this article to show up
the true character of Masonry. Their orgies at Haas’
Park, among the trees, show trees-onable nature.
The number of nights among them prove the dark
ness of their proceedings. Unless every one wishes
to be Morganized, they should be suppressed.
St, Louis Fremason,
Masonic Emblems. —The Masonic
Record has the following: If the emblem were con
fined to the ring on the finger, or the “ charm ” on
the watch chain, the objection would be so small
that it would not probably find voice in any quarter.
But the real difficulty Iles beyond this, though grow
ing out of it. and m immediate connection with it.
Tne public exfiibition of the emblems of Masonry on
the person, is a quasi authorization of their exhibi
tion in the shop window, and wherever else there is
a chance that they may attract attention and bring
custom. And all will admit that such displays do
not always reflect credit on the Institution, either in
the character of the persons who make them, or in
the business they are used to advertise. They may
be met with on tavern signs, in the windows of oyster
shops, drinking saloons, and other places of various
descriptions, in many of our larger towns in the
more densely settled parts of the country, and in the
not always most reputable parts of the principal
cities along the sea-board—serving too frequently,
we fear, as allurements to the young and inexperi
enced—attracted by the charm of brotherhood. And
herein lies the abuse, aud its greatest danger. What
is the remedy ? Our Grand Lodges, though the sub
ject has frequently during tho last half century, re
ceived their attention, have failed to find it, or at
least, to suppress the evil. Several have forbidden
such use of the emblems by official enactment, and
there are few Grand Masters who have not, at some
time, officially disapproved and condemned it, while
the Masonic press has been, we believe, unanimous
in the denunciation of it. Bqt it still exists, and
probably will continue to exfisti, so long as it is en
couraged by corresponding displays on tho persons
of influential members of the Order. To suppress it,
we must bo consistent. It will not do to go to the
keeper of a drinking saloon and say to him that he
must take tho Masonic emblem from his sign, while
we are exhibiting the same emblem on the bosom of
our shirt, or the lapel of our coat. If you urge a dif
ference in the two cases, he will tell you it is an arbi
trary one, which he is not bound to respect; that if
it be lawful for you to advertise your Masonic con
nection by carrying a sign on your bosom or coat, it
is equally lawful for him to put the same sign on the
window or door of his saloon; and there is really little
difference in the principle, whatever there may bo in
appearance. They are both public exhibitions of
Masonry'for selfish purposes ; tho one for profit, the
other lor show, usually with the expectation of indi
rect benefit. But they have become so common, and
the practice of them is surrounded with so much un
certainty, they tail to command either respect or
credit among tho more intelligent membersof the
Fraternity. They aro in especial favor with impos
tors, and frequently servo them a good purpose in
prosecuting their impositone. And they had better
be given up exclusively to them.
Antiquity c<? Masonry. —lf Masonic
tradition be true—and who has yet disproved it?—
Masonry arose as an organized order when rose the
first temple. Sho saw that temple in its dazzling
splendors crowning Mount Zion at Jerusalem. That
temple waa destroyed—darkness pavilioned the city
of the Great King, and tho captive tribes mingled
their wild wail with the waters of the Euphrates, as
„they hung their tuneless harps on the weeping wil
lows there—but Masonry survived the blow? After a
long and gloomy captivity the two tribes returned,
by virtue of an edict of Cyrus the Persian; but Ma
sonry has outlived by ages the throne that gave them
permission to rebuild the House of the Lord. The
emmre of the Persian has dissolved hire a dream,
whitfe Masonry, like the unspent ocean, moves on an
unwearied, unwasced protege and younger sister of
time. She has outlived the structures of operative
workmanship which her sons helped to rear, and
those that still crumble and fall and thunder to the
midnight moon from out their ruins, seem in strik
ing eloquence to reminn us that the only pillars
which can withstand the shocks and the storms of
centuries are those whose foundations are laid in the
word of truth—moral and not physical.
That Masonry has not gone clown in the tide of
time, with the numerous other systems which have
risen and sunk in the progress of ages, and amid the
conflicts and mutations which mark the birth ond
burial of schemes and projects with which men have
sought to perpetuate their names and their deeds,
we conceive (as Christian Masons) is owing to the
marked fact that she has adopted the spirit, and has
worked by the letter of that great book of constitu
tions, the Bible. It is known to the intelligent mem
bers of the craft that many of her signs and symbols
have been suggested by its perusal, and have their
origin and phraseology in the study and understand
ing of that Book. These facts go farther to show
that the institution is not only to be venerated for its
antiquity, but that it should be respected, esteemed
and fostered for the great and beautiful morai lesson
which it teaches—tho amelioration of human woes—
and the undeniable truth it inculcates, that the pure
benevolence with which it surrounds the objects of
its sympathies, nas its principles deeply laid in the
Bible, a book, be it known, without which a man
could never learn the full measure of his duty to his
neighbor or his God, so no Masonic lodge can or
ganuo or work.—Review.
Morality of Masonry.—Notwith
standing all that has been said and published in de
fense of our ancient and honorable order, there are
thousands of the uninitiated who are constantly
harping on the one-stringed instrument of the im
morality of Freemasonry. They may be met and re
pulsed at every turn, bat still the cry is heard of Ma
sonry as an immoral order.
is that an immoral institution which, in its first
and last lessons, recognizes a belie! and trust in God
as lhe ruler and father of ail sentient heings ? Jb
that an immoral order which, in humble and grate/
ful prayer, bows before the high and holy throne*
and invokes the divine aid in seasons of darkness
and doubt, and in prosperity pours iorth the inccnsi
of thanksgiving and gra:eful praise to Him who hath
wrought their delivertgice from their enemies an<J
dangers ? Is that immoral which enjoins upon ita
votaries to take the Holy Scripcures on one hand, ant?
the example of tho Evangelists on the other, for tho
rule of their conduct and a gude to their faith ? IS
that immoral which inculcates the duty of doingg
good to all men as they have opportunity; especially
to the household of the faithful ? Is that immoral
which requires its adherents io visit the sick, to
sent the chalice of hope to tho dying, to console thq
mourner, relievo the distresses of the widow, to
clothe, feed and educate the orphan, and to go out of
our way, and on our knees, If necessary, to save a
fallen brother ? ~
Such is Freemasonry.
But still you say, “Masons lead immoral lives.”
Brethren of the mystic tie, do you hear that, an<l
feel that it is true ? Who then should bear the re
sponsibility of those oft repeated charges against ouij
thrice noble order? What but reformation on thq
part of the brotherhood can ever remove the preju<
dice against our institution ?
It is in vain to urge the imperfections of professing
Christians as an offset, so long as we ought to pieadg
“ Guilty, my Lord.”— Mystic Tie.
The Wife. —The following applies
to Masons as well as to other men : Only let a
woman be sure she Is precious to her husband—not
useful, not valuable, not convenient, simply, but
lovely and beloved; let her be the recipient of hia
polite and hearty attentions, let her ieel that hex?
cares and love are noticed, appreciated, and return
ed; let her opinion be asked, her approval sought*
and her judgment respected, in matters of which shq
is cognizant; in short, let her only beloved,
and cherished, in fulfillment ox the marriage vow*
and she will be to her husband, her children, anti
society, a well-spring ©f happiness. She will beaij
pain, and toil, and anxiety, for her husband’s leva
to her is a tower and fortress. Shielded and
ed therein, aud adversity wiil Lave lost its sting. Shq
may suffer, but adversity will dull the edge of EOJ<
row. ; '
A house with love in it—and, by love, I mean lov’d
expressed in words and deeds, for I have not onq
spark of faith in love that never crops out—is to ai
house as a person to a machine; one is life, the otheij
mechanism. The unloved woman may have
just as light, and a house just as tidy as the other
but the latter has a spring of beauty about her, a joyw
ousness, a penetrating and pervading brightness, tqt
which the former is an entire stranger. The deeg
happiness ot her heart shines out in her face. Shq
gleams over. It is airy, graceful, and warm, anti
welcoming with her presence. She is full of devices
and plots, and sweet surprises for her husband anti
family. She has never done with the romance and
poetry ef life. She herself is a lyric poem, setting
heiself to all pure and gracious melodies. Humblq
household ways and duties nave for her a golden Big-<
nificance. The prize makes her calling high, and thq
end sanctifies the means. “ Love is heaven, an 4
Heaven is love.”— Anon.
Eastern Star. —The several chap-’
ters of tne Eastern Star in this city have been closeq
during the Summer months. Now that the “ heatetj
term” has again glided away into the annals of th<
past, and the cool Autumnal season has retumo®
the ladies of this beautiful and ancient instituiioq
will resume their cheerful labors in behalf of the sicH
and distressed among us. We wish them happinesffl
and good health—“may they live long and prosper?*
Alpha Chapter, No. 1, at No. 594 Broadway, com/
mences her regular meetings to-morrow (MondayjJ
at half past two o’clock, with several
ready to be inducted into the ceremonies of the order®
All sisters of the order in good standing are cordially
Invited to be present. V
At a regular communication
Enterprise Lodge, No. 48, F. and A. M., of Jersey
City, a surprise was presented to two Worthy Pas|
Masters of that lodge. To R.W. Chancellor W. Cha-sq
was presented a valuable gold watch; to P. M.
H. Page an elegant P. M. jewel, with the following*
inscription: “Presented to R. W. Chancellor W«
Chase as a token of friendship and esteem, from thq
members of Enterprise Lodge, No. 48, F. and A.
September 9th, 1869.” (Same inscription to
The recipients were really surprised in both cases*
The affair came off in good style and to the gratiflea/
tion of all.
The Boast. —“ I am a Freemason,’*
is as honoralVe as the ancient one—“l am a llomatf
citizen,” but he who makes it should be such in
ality—not in name only.— Exchange, k
To Masonic Advertisers, Adver<
tisements to appear under the Masonic heading mus|
be handed in before six o’clock on Saturday evening*
as tiie rapid increase of tho circulation of the
patch compels us to put the page on which the Ma*
sonic matter appears to press at a much earlier houl
than heretofore. T
MASONIC DIRECTORY'.
COPESTONE CHAPTER. NO. 203, R. A. M.J
meets on the 2d and 4th MONDAY of every month aj
No. 65 West Thirty-fourth street. Members of otbeff
Chapters are cordially invited to be present.
ADELPHIC COUNCIL, No. 7 R. & 8. M.«
meets at their rooms. No. 68 East Bioadway, on the 2J
and 4th Friday evenings of each, month.
JOHN T. MARTIN, T. 111. Master,
P. W. VER HO EVEN, R. 111. Dep. M.
BEN J. S. HILL, P. Oond. of Work.
JOSIAH SHOVE, Treasurer.
E, M. ALFORD, Jr., Recorder,
No. 100 Greenwich street.
MUNN LODGE, No. 190.—SECULAR COM
MUNICATION Ist and 3d Thursday of each month-
Masonic Temple, cor. Broome and Crosby streets.
JOHN F. BCHLICHTLNG, M.
Charles J. Williams Sec.
METROPOLITAN LODGE, No. 273, F. and AJ
M. meet# at the rooms No. C 9-1 Broadway, N. Y., or>
the second andjfourth Thursdays of every month, ex.*
cept July And August.
B. REED. M., No. 151 Orchard st.
L. STAMPER, S. W.
E. B. DECKER, J. W.
C. T. CHICKHAUS, Treas.
W H. VAN EVERY. Sec.. No. 256 Water st,
RAYMOND LODGE, No. 644, F. and A. M.-w
Regular communications first and third Thursday
evenings and fifth Thursday afternoon, at No. 534
Broadway.
JOHN H. McKAV, M.,
No 113 Fulton streets
S. W. E. BECKNER, S. W.
H. B. SNOW, J. W.
W. G. D’ESTAIGNE, Treas.
H. J. CONWAY. Sec.,
No. 532 Broadway.
g©” Ro?©1 Chapter, So. 227, R. A. H.-ij
Companions : You are hereby notified to attend a regu-j
lar convocation of Hone Cnapter, No. 227. at their roomsk
Odd Fellows Hall, on Wednesday, Sept. 15th. at 8 o’clock;
P. M. Work—M. E. and R. A. Degrees.
of sister chapters are cordially invited to attend.
By order, JAMES M. HUBBS, H. P.
Geo. W. Watbrdury, Seo’y. • t
gg” Empire Chapter,—The members ere
hereby notified that the first regular convocation afteff
the Summer vacation will be held at their rooms, No<
594 Broadway, on Monday evening, Sept. 13th, 1569.
E. Lowenstine, Sec. ROBT. BLA®K, IL P.
John D. WRard o, No. 25?), F. and 1. Ha
—Members are hereby notified that the regular commu l *
-nications will be resumed on Tuesday, Sept. 14th.
By order of the Ivl.
Thob. J. Drew, Sec.
Pyramid o, So, 499, F. and A.
The Members of this Lodge are hereby summoned ta
meet at the Lodge Room, on Sunday, the 12th
at 12 o’clock noon, for the purpose of paying tiie hiatt
tribute of resnect th our late Brother, William
Members of Sister Lodges are invited to attend.
By order of P. L. HOFFMAN, M.
J. P. Webster, Secretary. 1
Median!® □, No. 31, F. and A, SL—{
The regular l communications of this lodge will be re-’
Burned on next Tuesday evening, the 14th inst., at eight!
o’clock. Punctual attendance is requested.
Thos. A. Slavin, Sec. By order of the M.
SamiiMMßs.—The Compaidoas of Tyrian
Chapter, No. 219, R. A. M., are hereby summoned ta
meet at their rooms, New Brighton, Staten Island, out
the 12th day of September, at 12 o’clock M., for tho pur-v
pose of attending the funeral of our late Oom namon and
Secretary, Mark Cox. The companions of Zerubbabel
Chapter, No. 147, R. A. M.. are respectfully invited to
participate. Boat leaves Pier No. 19, North Rive r, at 11
A. M. By order. D. G. McKELVEY, H. P.
William Newton, Acting Sec.
A Hew Rasonic Journal, « Ths Land-
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Arts and Sciences. Published every Saturday morning
at No. 2 Dey street, at $3 per annum, No. 8 now ready* ■
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the purpose of blinding the Public; neither have we an«
connection with any house of the same name established
at a more recent date.
EVERY INSTRUMENT WARRANTED FOR EEVI3
YEARS.
Liberal discount to Clergymen and the Profession.
For sale at No. 62 Bleecker st., and at no other place irj
the city.
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