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Sunday Edition. Oct. 10.
guigW of Jytte.
meets every Wednesday evening, at Neptune Hall, No.
405 Grand street. „ „
No. 1 Pike street.
C. G. De Moll, R. S.» P. O. Box 4801.
the second and fourth Friday evenings, at No. 275
Bl.eoker street, N. Y. e ICHHO LTZ, w . c „
No. 64 Nassau street.
D. W. Felt, R. S.. Nos. 47 and 49 Liberty street.
meets every Monday evening, at No. 2G5 East Twenty
seventh street. THOMAS s MOORE. W. C„
No. 28 Prince street.
No. 121 West Thirty-third street.
Notice to Canvassers of Election.
In Board of Supfrvisors, t
September 18,18©. , )
Resolved, That the County of New York bo and is here
by divided for the next election into twelve return dis
tricta, viz.: . .
First District—First, Second, Third, and Fifth Ward-
Returns to be made to Supervisor Henry Smitn, at New
Court House.
Second District—Fourth and Sixth Wards—Returns to
be made to Supervisor Walter Roche, No. 614 Pearl
Third District—Seventh and Thirteenth Wards—Re
turns to be made to Supervisor William M. Tweed, No.
197 Henry street. , „
Fourth District—Tenth and Fourteenth Ward?—Re
turns to be made to Supervisor James Hayes, No. 206
Elm street. . , , „
Fifth District—Eleventh and Seventeenth Ward&—Re
turns to be made to Supervisor Gerson N. Herrman, No.
297 East Tenth street.
Sixth District—Eighth and Ninth Wards—Returns
to be made to Supervisor Andrew Bleakley, New Court
House. „ „ ,
Seventh District—Fifteenth Ward—Returns to be made
to Supervisor Orison Blunt, No. 118 Ninth street.
Eighth District—Sixteenth and Twentieth Wards —
Returns to be made to Supervisor Isaac J. Oliver, No. 234
West Thirty-eighth street.
Ninth District—Eighteenth and Twenty-first Wards—
Returns to be made to Supervisor Andreas Willman,
No. 207 Blast Twenty-first street.
Tenth District—Twenty-second Ward—Returns to bo
made to Supervisor John Brice. No. 422 West Tnirty
tiiird street.
Eleventh District—Twelfth Ward—Returns to be made
to Supervisor Smith Ely, Jr., Nu. 103 Gold street.
Twelfth District—Nineteenth Ward—Returns to be
made to Supervisor John Fox, New Court House.
—and that the Chairman of each Board of Canvassers of
the several election districts in each return district shall
return xhe original statements, to. ether with a copy of
the poll-list at the General Election to te held in No
vember, and deliver tho same to tne Supervisor who is
herein designated for receiving the same.
Adopted by tho Board of Supervisors, September 17,
Approved by the Mayor, September 18,18C9.
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from his long and constant devotion to the treatment
and cure of this disease, assures him of his ability to re
lieve all, without regard to the age of the patient or du
ration of the infirmity, or the difficulties which they
may have heretofore encountered in seeking relief. Dr.
8., as Principal of the Rupture Curative Institute, New
Orleans, for a period of more than fifteen years, had un
der mis care the worst cases in the country, all of which
were effectually relieved, and many, to their great jov,
restored to a sound body.
None of the pains and injuries resulting from the use
of other trusses are found in Dr. Sherman’s Appliances;
and, with a full knowledge of the assertion, he promises
greater security and comfort, with a doily improvement
in the disease, than can bo obtained of any other person,
or in the inventions of any other person in the United
Prices to suit all classes. It is the only as well as the
cheapest remedy ever offered the afflicted. Photographic
likenesses of cases before and after treatment furnished
-on receipt of two three-cent stamps.
and Mots.
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Prices reduced from $1 to $3 a pair.
LIMBS, with India Rubber Hands and Feet,
fare the most Simple, Durable, and the most
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together with the high awards they have
received, make them of world-wide renown.
They are now furnished to Commissioned Of
ficers of the Army and Navy, same as to Pri
vate Soldiers and Seamen, free of charge, by
Government authority. A pamphlet of 40
pages, giving instructions how to obtain the
Government Limbs, and much other valuable
information, sent free.
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third door from the Bowery, and between tßowerv ana
Breadway. Office hours from 7 o’clock in tho morning
till 9 in the evening.
Connected with these Press-Rooms there is a large
kept for the convenience of those having Presswork
done at No. 11 Frankfort street.
Forms (from any part of the city) brought to the Press
rooms and returned without charge to cust mere.
Your cheeks are like roses in bloom,
Your eyes are the hue of the sloe;
Your breath has the fragrant perfume
Of hawthorn, when zephyrs do blow.
Your smile’s like Aurora’s soft blush.
When she gracefully shines o’er the plain;
Your voice like the sweet, mellow thrush,
When he pours forth his soul-melting strain.
When close wrapped in Morpheus* arms,
From hard toiimg labor set free,
I dream of your radiant charms,
Which are dearer than gold unto me.
To win thee *tis my highest aim,
. Then keep me from sighing alone;
But tue bright, happy day quickly name,
When with joy I shall cal! thee my own.
The Police Commissioner who holds court
now on hearing cases, makes no decisions ; ho
sends the papers before taa full Board, and
when the evidence is written up, it is road,
and then acted upon, and the officer is fined, or
the case is in some other way disposed of.
For years it has been customary for rhe Com
missioner hearing the case, to recommend
what should be done to a man, now the Com
missioner recommends nothing, leaving the
whole matter to the lull Board. One of the
Commissioners says that the cause for this
charge arises from the fact that mon recom
mended to bo fined three days, have been fined
five, men whose complaints have been marked
dismissed, have, when the case came to be
considered fined. That is the reason why tho
papers go to the Board without any recom
mendation from the Commissioner, who hears
the case, as to what should be done with it.
Murphy, of the Fifteenth Precint, was
charged by Roundsman Thatcher with being
intoxicated, and endeavoring to get up on a
fence nine feet high, and ride. Thatcher
thought that act indicative of intoxication, and
told iiim to go back to the station bouse. There
he was very boisterous, and Sergeant Holeman
said ho wouldn’t have liim sent out. This oc
curred at seven in the evening at 10J o’clock ;
Captain Hedden saw him, and then thought he
was suU intoxicated, but more in his head than
his legs. Murphy Had been sick, and reported
for duty that evening. He had been sick six
teen or’eightren days. He had three spells of
sickness. When brought in drunk, he reported
sick, and was off duty eight days.
When asked how long he had been on the
force, he said three months, and had never
been sick a day till he got on the department.
When he reported sick to the surgeon ho got,
lie thought, a very insulting letter to convey
to Captain Hedden. It was to the effect that
if Captain Hodden had any light work to give
him, it would oe much better for Murphy than
Bosworth—What was the matter with you
the last time you were sick ?
Murphy—General disability, all along.
Bosworth—How long have you labored un
der it ?
Murphy—The last month.
Bosworth—Since you came on the force ?
Bosworth—A month, and my appointment!
Well, that will do for you, Mr. Murphy.
Ash and Garrison, of the Forty-third Pre
cinct, were charged with being in a lager beer
saioon playing bagatelle. Garrison having re
signed, Ash only was on trial. It seems the
two officers patroled together. Ash was found
in the iager beer saloon by the roundsman,
leaning on a bagatelle table, with bis chin rest
ing on a cue. Now for the excuse of Ash. Ash
said a German met him and asked him if he
had seen a bull-dog that he wouldn’t take any
money for. He said he hadn’t seen the afore
said dog, but would do his best to get it. Ne
cessity compelled him to go through the lager
beer saloon to get to tho yard, and passing the
table, he threw his coat on it. When asked
about the cue in liis hand, he acknowledged
leaning on it, and trying to boro a hole through
tho chalk. Judge Bosworth thought that Ash
would be a great acquisition to tue workmen
on the Housatonic tunnel.
Geoghan, of the Twenty-first Precinct, was
charged with coming out of a liquor saloon on
Sunday evening. Boundsman Swift said he
saw him come out, dodging behind a man’s
shoulders, followed, and overtook him. The
store was located at No. 348 East Twenty-third
street. The barkeeper, proprieter, and an
other man, swore that Geoghan was not in the
place that Sunday evening. It was strong
swearing ail through.
Phelps, of the Twenty-fifth Precinct, was
charged with entering a liquor saloon on the
corner of Park Place and Broadway, while in
uniform, and there taking a ilriuk. The de
fence was, that he went to the closet of the
bar. Sergeant McDermott said that be went
down to the place with two strangers, instead
of going to tue rear of the saloon he went to
the front of the bar, tfie bottle stood before
him, so did a three-fingered glass of liquor.
The sergeant put his finger ui the glass and
tasted it. Parties at the bar said tuat was a
very ungeutlemanly act; if he wanted a drink
he could have it, but tasters they detested. No
mau car. d about drinking a glaqe of liquor
after a man bad put his finger in it. The ser
geant said nobody claimed the liquor he put
lus finger in, not even the policeman before
whom it stood.
Toher, of the Twenty-second Precinct, could
not be found by the roundsman. He went
over the post four times, then after covering
it with another man went on the adjoining
post to look for Donohue. He could not find
nim after searching and rapping for nearly an
hour. That, like the other post, had also to
be covered by anotner officer.
Tho charge against officers Buddington and
Jacobs, of the Fifth Precinct, camo up again on
Friday. This case is now before tue courts.
Buddington was held to bail to begin with lit
$20,000 by Judge McCunn, then the bail was re
duced to $4,000. The charge against these of
ficers looks line political humbug. When the
case was called, Judge Bosworth said.
“ The prosecutors have no desire to try it till
it is disposed of by the courts.”
Captain Petty—We are ready to go to trial
and don’t want any adjournment—and never
wanted any.
Buddington—l wish I could have this thing
cleared up, as it stands, it keeps me m dis
Mr. Spence r—l am counsel for Mr. Budding
ton, and I know that if he were tried, the
gentlemen instigating these proceedings would
lose political capital if tried before the elec
tions. They won’t try the case in the courts.
Captain Petty—lt is all a piece of humbug,
got up, as counsel says, for effect.
Buddington—l have got a public insult. I
wish to have the chance to prove tue charges
Judge Bosworth said he would adjourn tho
case one week. It was said in the court-room
that a certain police justice had instigated the
proceedings to gain for himself some popu
larity at the coming elections. It was, in fact,
a sort of election dodge.
Sergeant Flandreau, of the Thirty-second
Precinct, charged Officer McDougal with three
offenses. To understand them, it is proper to
say that the patrolmen of Inis precinct travel
on horseback. The first charge was stealing a
horse ; tho second, being intoxicated ; aud the
third charge was dancing in a ball-room. At
a quarter past one, the noise returned to the
station-house without McDougal. McDougal
camo afterward, in a phastoir. He said ho bud
been extinguishing a fire at West Mount Vernon.
At three o’clock in the morning, citizens came
to the station-house in search of a lost horse.
The horse lost, was found to have been eto.cn
by the policeman. 'The explanation given of
the affair was this : Hiding past Mr. Dyckman’s
hotel, McDougal heard the cry of fire, and
bitching liis horse, he ran up stairs Finding
that a kerosene lamp had exploded, ho drew
off his coat to smother it. Mr. Dyckman threw
an India rubber coat on it, and only increased
the Hames. He then throw water on tue fire,
and made rt worse, McDougal, after burii.ug
his coat, got a blanket and saved $20,000 worth
of property. After the fire was extinguished,
Mr. Dyckman treated all hands to lager ; but
he could not swear that the officer dunk,
although ho could have nad it. The officer
proved that he didn’t dance in the place, didn’t
drink, and while extingurshing the fire he lost
his horse; that he borrowed irom a friend of
Dyckman, Dyckman’s horse, and that brought
Mr. D. to the station-house in search of it.
From the testimony, it is apparent that the
officer did his duty, burned bis overcoat in ex
tinguishing a fire and saving $20,000 worth of
property. Sergeant Flandreau had some busy
boclys come to him and report acts derogatory
to the character of the officer; hence he had to
make the complaint.
The fine lady is nothing if she is
not well dressed. Take her to the sea-side,
where others go about in colors and materials
that soa-water does not spoil, and there she is,
a marine Regent street lounger, trailing her
silks and laces among the seaweed as she
trailed them last week over too city dust.
Take her in tho country where the cows and
the crows are the only creatures to look at her
—but her boots are irreproachable, her chig
nons ore of the orthodox dimensions, her fash
ions come irom Pans, and she is unexcep
tionally got up as if she was engaged to a
“drum” or a fete. She would be miserable
else. For she is never superior to her boots,
never above her gown, or better than her
gloves. An immortal creature, with a soul to
bo saved, she degrades herself to tho worth of
a miiiner’s dummy as the sign of her superiori
ty. And this she calls being “ ladylike” and
“refined.” Heaven help the pretty fool, and
give her strength to understand the whole
some beauty that lies in strength—the grace
of a capable, practical womanhood!—give her
sense, too, to see her own unbounding vulgari
ty, and the poverty of a ladyhood which cannot
rise above material ecnlitions, but which must
draped a id labeled to be accepted or be
llied ml— Mrs. Linton’s “Lssavson Women."
ROBERT ». HOLMES. P. «. Master, Editor.
To Masonic Advemisebs. Adver
tif ements to appear under the Masonic heading must
be handed in before six o’clock on Sahirday eveni•.!£»,
as the rapid increase ot the circulation of the D s
paxck compels us to put the page on which the Ma
sonic matter appears to pres 3 at a much earlier hour
than heretofore.
Knights Templar.
A notable and very pleasant occasion was the insti
tution of St. John’s Commandcry, No, 9, of Elizabeth,
New Jersey, on Tuesday last, which called together
from different points of the compass over six hun
dred Sir Knights, who made a very fine appearance
indeed, and left behind them an impression of which
they may well feel proud. The following bodies were
present: St. John’s, No. 9, of Elizabeth; Morton, No.
4, of this city; St. John’s, No. 4, of Philadelphia; Cy
rene, No. 7, of Camden, N. J.; Cceur do Lion, No. 8,
of New Brunswick, N. J.; Palestine, No. 4, of Tren
ton, N. J.; Helena, No, 4, of Burlington, N. J.; Hugh
De Payens, No, 1, of Jersey City; Damascus, No. 5, of
Newark; De Molay, No. 6, of Washington, D. C.; and
Hugh de Roydas, No. 19, of Easton, Pa.
A grand parade was had, and the display made was
in the highest degree satisfactory to guests and hosts,
as well as to those who looked on, and who thronged
the streets through which the procession passed, in
thousands. Indeed, the general business of the town
was very nearly suspended on the route of the march;
a high and deserved compliment to the visiting Sir
Knights. Admiration of the appearance of the latter
and of their knightly bearing was freely expressed by
citizens, and the ladies waved their handkerchiefs in
token of welcome, as the procession passed tne win
dows of the houses on the line of march, the latter of
which were filled by the fair ones, and looked like so
many beautiful bouquets. On reaching the court
house, Mayor Grier reviewed the line, supported on
either hand by the Councilmen of the town and other
civic authorities, who received the respects of the Sir
Knights through a marching salute, which was ad
mirably given. After a long but pleasant march the
visitors were escorted to Market Hail, where they
were welcomed most courteously and felicitously by
Sir Knight Rev. Henry D. Miller,D.D., of St. John’s
Commandery, of Elizabeth. A lunch, served in ex
cellent style, was then partaken of, and from the ap
pearance of things, and the appreciative appetites
displayed, it was not served any too soon. Here let
us say that not only was the bounty of St. John’s
Commandery, of Elizabeth, pleasantly conspicuous,
but their excellent taste was finely displayed.
The collation partaken of, the line was re-formed,
and it was marched to Library Hall, the dais of
which was occupied by the officers of the Grand
Commandery of New Jersey; Present and Past Grand
officers from other jurisdictions; Commanders and
Past Commanders; the escort of tho Grand Comand
ery, and No. 9, of EkzaOeth. The following was the
programme: Templar hymn, by the band; prayer by
E. Grand Prelate W. H. Jefferys; institution of St.
John’s Commandery, No. 9; installation of the of-,
ficers; when proclamation was made by Sir E. Mas
son, of St. John’s, No. 4, of Philadelphia, to the ef
fect that the Commandery was duly and lawfully in
stituted, and the whole concluded with an eloquent
and fervent address by Rev. Henry D. Miller, D. D.
After the ceremonies the visiting Commanderies were
escorted to the depot. The Philadelphia, New York
aud Camden Sir Knights were provided with special
trains, and they left Elizabeth between 10 and 11
o’clock, all well pleased with the proceedings of the
day and the exercises of the evening. Should a copy
of the address of Sir Knight Miller be forwarded to
us, it will give us great pleasure to publish extracts
from it, and we feel sure that the publication and
wide distribution of the whole of it would be pro
ductive of good.
It gives us sincere pleasure to record such inter
changes of courtesies as this was among Masons.
They tend to strengthen and brighten the links of
the great fraternal chain that binds us together in
one great brotherhood, no matter whether we meet
as blue Masons (we mean to use the word “blue” in
only a single sense), as Chapter Masons, or as
Knights Templar. Some members of the Craft con
tend that displays of this character should not be
encouraged, and that Masonry, being a secret asso
ciation, the movements and doings of its members
should also be secret. In answer to this we can say
with propriety that there are two means by which a
correct judgment may be formed as to this matter:
the one is the effect which such gatherings and re
unions have upon the members of the craft, and the
other is (he influence that they have on the minds, of
the illiberal as well as the liberal, of those who are
outside of the pale of our institution. If both of
these are good, arguments against such gatherings
are fully and effectually silenced.
Pirating. — lt may be assumed by
some, and we shall not deny it, that the articles
which appear from our brain and pen in this column
are of but little value; but still we have the same
proprietary right over them, even in the absence of
a copyright, as a father has over his offspring. Now,
without mentioning the names of any periodicals, let
us pay that our thoughts have been stolon—absolute
ly pirated—and not the slightest credit given to the
source from whence they came. If this continues,
we shall certainly “ call names.” There is one con
solation in the matter, however, and it is this: no
one steals a thing that has not some value.
Grand Lodge of Colorado. —We
have received a communication from the Grand Sec
retary of Colorado, R. W. Ed. C. Parmelee, ; dated
Georgetown, Sept. 29, in which it is stated that at the
annual communication of the M. W. Grand Lodge of
that jurisdiction, held in Denver on the last Tuesday
(it being the 28th day) of September, A. L. 1869, the
following named Grand officers were elected and duly
installed: M. W. H. M. Teller, G. M,, Central; R. W.
R. Sopris, D. G. M., Denver; R. W. W. D. Anthony,
8. G. W., Denver; R. W. Hal Sayr, J. G. W., Central;
R. W. W. W. Ware, G. Treas., Georgetown; Ed. C.
Parmelee, G. Sec., Georgetown. Bro. L; N. Green
leaf, oi Denver, was appointed Chairman of the Com
mittee on Foreign Correspondence.
The Grand Commandery of New
Yobk met at Buffalo on Tuesday last, or rather came
as near t.o a meeting as the freshet and failure of
trains would permit. Our accounts of the proceed
ings are so meagre and unsatisfactory, that wc will
defer a publication of them for the present, and until
we can give them in a more full and satisfactory form
than wc are able to now.
Brother Charles Young Deceased.
—As will be seen by an advertisement at tho foot of
this column, the funeral of this brother will take
place to-day at one o’clock, under the auspices of
Greenpoint Lodge, No. 403.
William Murphy, M. D., formerly
of Philadelphia, is requested to send nis address to
the Masonic editor of tne N. Y. Dispatch.
Polar Star Lodge, No. 245, F. and
A. M. will confer the third degree, at their lodge
room, No. 118 Avenue D, on Wednesday evening
next, at seven and a half o’clock.
Cyrus Lodge, which meets at the
corner of Eighth avenue and Eighteenth street, on
Monday evening, October 11th, will wont the E. A.
Metropolitan Lodge, No. 273, F.
and A. M., will confer the Third Degree on Thursday
evening next, Oct. 14tii, at 1% o’clock, P. M., at No.
694 Broadway.
The Festival of St. John the Bap
list.—The great majority of the Masons of the world
look upon tiie 24th day of June as a /ete day, and
celebrate it bf Masonic ceremonies and feastings.
The Masons, however, are not the only ones who
look upon this day with respect and reverence, as
will be seen by the following, which we extract from
the Cincinnati Masonic Review:
The manner of celebrating it has been as various
as the customs and habits of the different peoples.
In England bonfires were kept burning at nighL and
joy aud dancing prevailed among tue ru'stics. m
Germany the Summer solstice was sacred to tho
young of both sexes, and omens and events were
marked as having relation to future marriages. The
following poem wdi convey an idea of ho v th peas
ant girls of that country regard the day, or ritacr the
The young maid stole through the cottage door,
And blusued as she sought the plant of power.
“Thou silver glow-worm, oh, lend me thy light;
1 must gather the mystic St. John’s wort to-night—
The wonderful herb, wliose leaf will decide
It the coming year shall make me a bride.”
And the glow-worm came
With its silvery flame,
And sparkled and snone
T.irough the night of St. John;
And scon has the young maid her love-knot tied.
With noise.ess tread
To her chamber she sped,
When the spectral moon her wmte beams shed.
“Bloom here, bloom here, thou plane of power,
1 o deck the young bride m her bridal h rur I”
But it drooped its head, tuat plant of power
And died the mute death ot the voice.ess fl wer,
And a withered wreath on the ground it iuy,
More meet tor a burial than a bridal .1 y;
And when the year was passed aw ay’,
AH pale on her bier the young maid lay;
And tho glow-worm came
Witn its silvery flame.
And sparkled and shone
Tnro.ugn the niarnt of Bt. John,
As they closed the cold grave o’er maid’s cold clay.
Work in Grand Lodge. —We call at
tention to the following extract from a paper com
municated by Bro. William Rounsoville k o the Mystic.
I have said that the business of the Grand Bodies
is done exclusively by committees. This ha<; brought
it to sass tnat the greater portion of that business is
done by u dozen members, and ths remainder nave
no vo.ee in the disposal ol’ any question that may
come up. From year to year the same •ndividuais
are placed upon committees; from year toyear these
comm.ctees do the business oi, and give complexion
to, the Grand Body; from year to year they make
reports; aud from year to ye .r the rema uder sit by,
look on, vote w.icn callcu uu, uaif oi the time not
Uaowluß why er wbeielQre. jUaw tbeir Biyr uqfi gj
home. I submit that this is not the way to make a
firm, united, fraternal bond. Where there is no
equality there is no union. Those who nave no re
sponsibility feel little interest. The mutes in the
Grand Lodge have no responsibility, and consequent
ly have no interest. Pratically it would be just as
well to a.low a score of the older members, wh.oh I
could name, compose tho Grand Lodge, do the busi
ness, and reap the honors.
These things need regeneration, But Ido not see
that reform is possible with a two days’ session. So
long as we confine ourseives to that time, the evils
enumerated wiil continue. No man can tell how
much time is necessary, but we should take enough
to do our business well. Whether it be throe days
or three weeks, the time should be sufficient to per
fect legislation. When this is done, and not before,
the communication should close. Let this bo done,
and tho curse of hasty and foolish legislation will b«
avoided, and the wisdom, strength and beauty of
Masomy more justly illustrated.
To the Masonic Editor of the N.
Y. Dispatch. M. W. Brother: Ist. I cannot help
passing a few remarks on the question asked oy the
brother, signing himself “Tuba. Gain,” of date
Sept. 26Ji. fas a Mason think if there is anything in
the order of which I am a member, that needs re
nouncing before I can be buried in consecrated
ground, or before I can receive absolution, then I
think it is very near time lor man to renounce his
God. It is hard to teil what a friendiy sign or a
brotherly grip has done tor that brother while living,
yet on his death bed he finds time enough to re
nounce Masonry, but not lime enough to think of his
wile that is about becoming a widow, or his children
that are becoming fatherless. Let the widow of that
brother go and try the door of the church, or the
door of the lodge for the almighty douar, and the
chances will be that the door of Masonry will be
wider opened, and with more bountifulness than the
door of that institution which got her husband to
renounce Masonry. Do you not think so, sir ?
2d. As you say, the old adage is, “ onoe a Mason,
always a Mason.” Supposing we of that lodge would
think when the widow of that brother applies tor re
lief, “once renounced, always renounced.” Do you
not, as a brother, in one sense of the light, think it
would be right ? 3d. About a year and a half ago when
that lottery swindle which was got up in tho name of
the Masonic fraternity, did you allow your name to
be used, or were there really any of the Masons of
this city interested in the concern? By answering
the above, you will greatly oblige. Yours, most re
apectiuby, A Bbother Mason.
Answer.—l. We have already expressed ourself as
to this branch of the inquiry. H. The lodge would
doubtless have the naked right to do as you suggest,
or that it might give aid to the widow apd children
of the deceased Mason, there can be no doubt. (See
answer to “A B” in this department). 111. We
were written to, and asked if the Trustees of the
Hall and Asylum Fund would accept of money raised
in the same manner that the fund was obtained for
the widows and orphans of soldiers; the distribution
of prizes having been made at the Cooper Institute.
We replied that if the scheme should be honorably
conducted, and the laws of the State not be violated,
we had no doubt that the money would be received by
the Trustees, and that was all that we did. We be
lieve that several Masons were interested in it, and
that if over virtuous people who professed to have
had a horror of lotteries, had not rate ;d an outcry,
every promise would have been ho‘ carried
out, and the fund largely increased.
To the Masonic Editor of the N.
Y. Dispatch: Will you kindly favor us with a little
Masonic information? A member of a lodge, chari
tably disposed, moved, and whose motion was sec
onded, to donate the sum of twenty dollars toward
the relief of those who unhappily have become wid
ows and orphans through the late Avondale calamity.
After the motion had been made and seconded, it
was declared out of order by the W. M.
We, as Masons, take a different view of the matter
entirely, and consider all such cases as the late Avon
dale catastrophe should come under the broad man
tle of Masonic charity.
As Masons, we are taught that charity extends be
yond the grave, through the boundless realms of
light; wnicn lesson was deeply impressed upon me
the night of my initiation, viz.: bhould I meet a
member of the human family, more especially a
brother Mason, I should contribute to his relict, &c.,
&c. The question therefore, at issue, is: Hais the
Master done right in declaring the motion out of
order? Should he not have given the brothers a
chance to decide themselves ? A. B.
Answer.—lt is somewhat difficult to determine
where the discretion of a Master of a lodge, acting in
his station, ceases, and he comes directly under the
government of certain set rules of law and usage in
putting questions before, or withholding them from,
the body of the lodge. The Master must be pre
sumed to have acted correctly until the contrary is
made to appear, in declaring the motion out of order.
If he has committed an error through a mistaken
sense of duty, or through any other cause, his action
can be reviewed by the proper authority, and justice
be done. Until we have heard the reasons why the
Master did as represented, we can form no judgment
as to the correctness of his ruling. It may be that
the By-laws conflicted with the making of the dona
tion, or the lodge may not have been in such a con
dition toward the Grand Lodge as to have legally
warranted the disbursement. Take all legal disa
bilities out of the way, and narrowing the question
down to the application or disbursement of money,
the lodge, by its majority of those present at a regu
lar communication, should be the sole judge; for the
appropriation is strictly a legislative act, and such
an act must be performed by the body, and hence,
cannot be legally done nor prevented by an officer of
the body. Therelore, if general rules are to be re
lied upon in forming a judgment of the matter, the
lodge itself should have been permitted to pass
upon it.
As to the right of a lodge to give its money in
charity, to objects not Masonic, there have been dif
ferences of opinion expressed by enlightened Ma
sonic jurists, though the rigiit to do so, has been
generally conceded. Our humble opinion is this:
that it a Masonic lodge is free from deot, it has a right
to disburse its money to any charitable ooject that the
lodge may deem just and proper; and here a lodge
stands, with reiereuce to its funds, much iff the
same position as an individual does toward his. If
he is free from debt, his money is absolutely under
his own control, to disburse or withold, as he may
please. You were rightly instructed as to the uni
versality of the charity of the craft. Masons are com
manded to keep in mind the fact that every human
being has claims upon their kind offices. We are
pleased to see that many of the members of our
lodges remember this, as has lately been exempli
fied. Such acts as the following testifies to, do good
to the suffering and no harm to a lodge:
The Avondale Fund.—New Yobk, Oct. 7, 1869.
To the Editor of the Herald: Will you please receive
and acknowledge the enclosed contribution of fifty
dollars from Empire City Lodge, No. 206, F. and A.
M., to the Avondaie sufterers, and oblige
Joseph P. Jardine, Sec’y.
To the Masonic Editor of the N.
Y. Dispatch.—lt is a matter of deep regret that many
Masons are so unmindful of their duties as to neglect
them when out of the lodge; but when we find the
Master of a lodge assuming unwarranted power, and
acting in a manner totally in conflict with the great
principles of Freemasonry, it is time that the status
of the institution is looked into, and an immediate
change effected. I have been somewhat surprised
and disgusted on visiting several lodges in New York,
on various occasions, to find that visiting brethren,
alter having their names announced to the lodge tie
desiring an examination, have oeen informed by the
usual officer that “ we are too busy to do it,” or “ we
have no time.”
It a visiting brother is thus to subject himself to
the risk of receiving similar replies on visiting lodges,
it would be better to remain at home. It is not an
unusual occurrence for visiting brethren to be thus
deait with. There can, doubtless, bo found m almost
every lodge, sonic brothers who will cheerfully per
form the pleasant duty of examining a visitor; and
for a Master of a lodge to plead as an excuse “no
time” or -‘too busy,” is such a flagrant violation of
tho requirements of good Masons, and such an un
warramed assumption of authority, that I should
line to know by what right they assume thus to act.
It may bo that brothers who ask for an examination
desin* admission into the lodge for the purpose of
asking assistance, and it may be that they require
immediate relief; and, aside from these reasons, the
doors of every lodge throughout the world should at
times be open to ail good Masons, and all good Ma
sons should see that this right is guaranteed them.
Answer.—The brother is partially right and par
tially wrong. To visit a lodge is not an absolute
right according to the laws of this State, and a lodge
can, with entire propriety, refuse admission if its
work or its situation should properly dictate such a
course, aud the Master’s judgment in the matter is
to rule, in the absence of any formal objection made
by a member of the lodge to the admission of a
visitor; when, oi’course, if made, any person, not a
member of the lodge, and not a Grand officer, would
bo estopped. A ‘lodge is a family, and it cannot be
intruded upon. On the other hand, a brother in dis
tress and seeking aid has a positive right to demand
that he be examined, and, if found worthy, relieved,
and all this can be done without his being peimitted
to enter the lodge-room and witness its labors. The
distinction which wo have made is as marked as it is
To the Masonic Editor of the N.
Y. Dispatch—Dear Sir: Do you remember your first
**«*****>:<* j n Masonry? If-so, the brothers asking
the question which I enclose have certainly put you
off your guard, or lota of you must have been
tnou-ihiless at tuat time of either ******** it or
******* if.. We wih carefully watch your next, to
tee .1 a dark answer might appear.
From your true and sincere
Sir Knights and Companions and Brothers of the
Fra tern ity.
Answer.—The above alludes to a communication
which we received from “Tubal Cain,” of the Nov
elty Works of this city, and published two weeks ago,
aud answered, at that time. The writer of tho above,
who signs his letter in the vast plurality of
“Knights,” “Companions,” and “Brothers,”
should refloat a little, and either avoid reading his
Bible, or confess himself a very foolish person for
having written his communication as it originally
came to us. We refer to the words which we have
struck out and have represented with asterisks.
He has been wofuliy “off” his “guard,” uud should
be careful that such a thing should not occur again.
His letter might have fallen into other hands than
ours: perhaps those of our devil, aud then who
wuul.l “have been to pay?” You will find a “dark
Masonic Duty. The following is
from file Mystic Star : In reading your issue for
July, I was interested and very thoughtiully impress
ed with the sentiment of tne articic, “Paint Too
Thin.” so io rcadiag tho fpJIQWiDK
para ;raph: “ When we see conduct by a Mason un
becoming a Mason, such as intemperance, profanity
ana gambling, yet making great pretensions to the
teaching of the Order, we are always ready to say,
* I'he paint is too thin!’ ” And it very forcibly sug
gested to my mind the following thoughts, which
may be of interest to yoar readers.
There is no class or men, it seems to me, that
ought to be more true and up ight than Masons. As
individuate they ought to be above everything that is
unmanly, unprincipled, and unmasonic. The teach
ings of Masonry, as I understand them, are high and
noble, and no Mason ought to so far forget himself,
or the precepts of Masonry, as to indulge in such
Profanity, intemperance and gambling are not
taught v.’ithiu the sanctuary of Masonry. It aims to
maxe men noble-minded; make them just and up
right; mase them lit and living stones for the Mas
ter’s use. Profanity, intemperance, gambling and
licentiousness are passions that ought to be subdued,
lor they do not improve the individual who is ha
bituated. to them, either in morals, religion or Ma
What Mason, in perusing the great chart and guide
of his tile, such as Masonry gives him, ever found a
design given, or plan laid down, that did not incul
cate principles entirely the opposite of such imper
fections ?
The order teaches divinity; that man’s first great
master is Goa; then come his hle-duties and acts to
ward his Creator and brother man; and if its lessons
are heeded, it will guide him safely through lite, and
beyond—to eternity. Then why take His name m
vain in moments or explosions ox ill-temper, in jests
and merriment? Why amise the talent God has
given by intemperance? • Why do that, or pursue
t.iat life or evil—gambling or licentiousness —which
destroys your own happiness and wrongs your
brother man ? Masonry does not teach Masons that
its only good is confined within certain wabs—that
they are to be good men and Masons only while
within their regulariy place ot meeting; its design is
deeper, broader and higher than this: it teaches
mon to be men, Masons to be Masons, everywhere
just and upright.
Profanity, licentiousness, gambling and intemper
ance, when indulged in by a Mason, are strong evi
dences that he has not been correctly impressed with
the great up-iifting power of Masonry; that he has
only heeded its lessons for a moment; that his eyes
are yet blinded us to its mission and purpose, and
that its grandest beauty is by him unconcetved.
My brother, if you are indulging in any of these
vices which I have mentioned, I asi of you to give
this subject a careful consideration; meditate upon
it, and give yourself a thorough
Subdue them, it the power lies within you; if not,
enter into a closer communion with the Great Su
preme Architect of the Universe, and He will design
for you plans which, if heeded and followed, will se
cure for you a permanent and everlasting victory.
This is what you ought to do. and must do if you
wish to enter into the great lodge-room of heaven, as
a just and perfect Mason. Duty demand? it—Ma
sonry demands it—God demands it.
M. J. Gbtchell.
Review of the Grand Lodge Trans
actions, by W. Bro. Anthony.—We pass by the ac
count of the stormy troubles which sundered the
Grand Lodge of the State into two bodies, called the
•* Willard and the “ Herring,” believing that though
a publication of the events that led to those troubles
might be instructive to the young Mason, still it
might lead to a revival of feelings now happily al
layed, and, we hope, allayed forever. Leaping,
then, an interval of three years, we come to the union
cf the “ Willard” and the “ Atwood” Grand Lodges,
which is a pleasant feature of history.
Special communication held St. John’s (the Evan
gelist Day, December 27, 1850, to consummate the
reunion between the two Grand Lodges.
Tiie Grand Lodge, with the representatives of other
Grand bodies, and its subordinate lodges, formed in
procession and marched to Tripier Hall, and at the
same time St. John’s Grand Lodge, and its subordi
nate lodges, were assembled ai their Grand Lodge
room and moved in procession to the same hall.
Their approach was heralded by a “ flourish of
trumpets,” and having been duly announced and
admitted, they were received with the ‘‘Public
Grand Honors.”
'lhe whole scene, at this time, is represented as
having been truly magnificent and intensely ex
Each tier of the immense saloon was densely
crowded by the youth and beauty of New York city.
The stage, considerably enlarged beyond its ordina
ry dimensions, was occupied by the Grand Officers,
the Officers of the Grand Lodges of Connecticut and
New Jersey, the invited guests from our sister
States, and'other brethren of high rank in the Or
On one side of tho Grand Master rested the sa
cred Ark, with the cherubims, and on the other side
the Holy Bible, square and compasses, resting on a
crimson cushion.
At the moment the trumpets sounded the doors
were thrown open, and St. John’s Grand Lodge en
tered the Grand Saloon under the escort of the Sir
Knights of Palestine Commandery, and lollowed by
its subordinate lodges.
The entire area and platform of this immense sa
loon was now thronged with between three and four
thousand Masons.
The numerous flags and banners bearing aloft va
rious striking Masonic emblems and devices, tho
gorgeous regalia of the Grand Officers, with their
glittering jewels, the appropriate and beautiful
clothing oi the officers and members of the Blue
Lodges, contrasted with the bright scarlet of the
Royal Arch Mason, and the antique costume of the
Templar, combined to form a Masonic pageant nev
er equaled in the New, and probably never sur
passed in the Old World.
They were welcomed by G. M. Milnor fn an ap
propriate address, and ending by extending to M.
W. Bro. Atwood the grip of fellowship, and greeting
him as a P. G. M. of the Grand Lodge of the Slate
of New York.
A round of cheers of welcome were here given by
the Grand Lodge and subordinates, and each broth
er grasping his feilow by the light hand, in fraternal
embrace, consummated tho glorious reunion.
The scene of cordial greeting and mutual congrat
ulation that ensued baflies description. Few could
control their feelings; a tear or joy gushed from
many an eye, and trickled down many an honest and
mamy face.
Such a scene, to be appreciated, must have been
witnessed. It was an epocji in Masonry ever to be
The subordinate lodges formerly under St. John’s
Grand Lodge, embracing twenty-three lodges, and
tour thousand members, then received their new
Warrants, which numbered from 185 to 207 (inclu
sive), together with two (Atwood and World), U. D.
Arter this tho M. W. Grand Master, Milnor, deliv
ered the oration of the day, which is a masterly pro
duction, and of great interest, but too lengthy for
my uuruose here.
lhe exercises concluded by a grand banquet, in
which about one thousano brethren took part.
April 28, 1851. Masonic Hall, (corner Broome and
Orosby streets), dedicated by the Grand Lodge.
May 6. Columbia Hall, (Grand street,) dedicated.
June 3,1851. Annual meeting.
M. W. W. H. Milnor, G. M., in his address, says:
“ Masonry has not certainty within the last twenty
years, presented so cheering an aspect in this State,
as at present.
“ Old lodges are reviving, new ones are forming
and the work of progress is steadily advancing in
every section.
“ Some months ago, a communication was re
ceived from the Grand Lodge of Hamburg, request
ing permission to grant a Warrant to one of our
lodges (Pythagoras, No. 86,) and thus assume jurisdic
tion over her. I immedia.ely wrote to the G. M. that
I would lay his communication before the Grand
Lodge, but that no action could be taken until June.
I at the same time expressed my opposition to any
such measures, and my belief that both city and
country would unite in opposition.
I received a reply, that the law, as they under
stood it, did not forbid the exeicise of foreign juris
“I have since learned that a Warrant has been
granted, by them, to Pythagoras Lodge, and they are
now working under it
“ The Asylum for distressed and disabled Masons,
which is now projected, is a noble project and can
not be too earnestly recommended to your regard.”
The Giand Lodge forbade all Masonic intercourse
with the Grand Lodge of Hamburg and its subordi
nates, because the Grand Lodge of Hamburg had
granted a charter to Pythagoras Lodge, No. 86, which
was formerly under the jurisdiction of this Grand
We, as a Grand Lodge, and in which principle we
arc sustained by all the other GrandjLodges oi the
United States, claim that there can be no interfer
ence in our jurisdiction and that Grand Lodge has
jurisdiction over all lodges within its territory.
Bro. Milnor was unanimously elected G. M., but
declining, R. W. Oscar Coles was elected G. M.
A communication was received from the Phil ins
organization, stating that a committee of conference
had been appointed by that body, and a similar com
mittee was’appointed by this Grand Lodge, whicn
committee reported they had had several confer
ences, but od account of the high demands of the
Phillips party, no propositions for adjustment could
be obtained, which it was thought proper to present
to the Grand Lodge tor its consideration.
The Grand Lodge made ‘‘new regulations” to
protect themselves against the re-admission into the
lodges of those recreant members who, during the
stormy times of 1826, renounced Masonry, and de
nounced the institution as dangerous to the peace of
the country, immoral and wicked.
Bro. Oscar Coles, as chairman of committee on
“ Masonic Asylum and School,” made an able report
and one that breathes a spirit of philanthropy worthy
the heads and hearts of patriotic Masons.
September 2. Resolution adopted : “ That the
body formerly known as Pythagoras feodge, No. 86,
be, and the same is hereby declared irregular, and
all Masonic intercourse with them prohibited.
And Whereas, The Grand Lodge ot Hamburg has
retused to accede to our affectionate remonstrance
against granting a Warrant to Pythagoras Lodge,
No. 86—all Masonic intercourse be. and the same is
oereby suspended between this Grand Lodge and
the Grand Lodge of Hamburg, until she recalls said
The Grand Secretary was directed to transmit a
copy of the above to the Grand Lodge of Hamburg,
and also demand of Pythagoras Lodge tnelr jewels,
books, papers, and other properties.
October 16. At a special communication the fol
lowing preamble and resolutions were adopted:
“ Whereas, After the unhappy difficulty which oc
curred in the Grand Lodge in 1849, eventuating in
the formation ef another Body, claiming to bs a
Grand Lodge, each party appealing to the Grand
Lodges in ihe world, setting forth the circumstances
and facts connected therewith, and soliciting their
opinions thereon; and
Whereas, Nearly all the Grand Lodges of the
United Stales, the majority of those of Europe, and
recently tho Grand Lodge of England, have, with
great unanimity, emphatically recognized and sus
tained this Gjand Lodge as the only true and legally
constituted Grand Lodge in this State, and have at
tho same time earnestly advised and urged those
who withdrew from among us, to return to their
allegiance and again re-unite themselves with the
“sons of light;” and
Whereas, Wo are led to believe that a convention
of members of certain lodges, hitherto under our
jurisdiction, have evinced a disposition to comply
with the aforesaid recommendations of our sister
Grand L idges, therefore, be it
Resolved, That in accepting the just and important
decisions Oi our sister Grand Lodges, we deem it
imperative to accept the whole, and not a part of
their friendly counsel and support; and being fur
thermore, ardently desirous ot restoring harmony to
the entire Masonic family of this State,
Resolved, That all and every person expelled by
name or otherwise, for matters connected with the
difficulties of 1849, be, and they are hereby restored
to all the rights and privileges of Masonry, provided
that within sixty days from, date thereof, they acknowl
edge allegiance to this Grand Lodge.”
June 1, 1852. Annual meeting.
Tho G. M., M. W. O. Coles, in his address refers to
the lioeral terms of reconciliation proposed to the
secedeis, that the Grand Lodge had, unasked, threw
open its doors and mvi ed ail to enter. Inasmuch
as lhe invitation has been refused by a portion of
them, and as we have forborne until forbearance has
ceased to boa virtue, recommends decisive action.
” lhe pystepj adopted at the lass aanqai communi-
cation, to produce a uniformity of work, by the elec
tion of eigut Grand Lecturers, has not been attended
with the success anticipated by the Grand Lodge.”
“He suggested the propriety of instituting a
Grand Lodge oi Instruction.”
After the M. W. Bro. Willard had retired from the
office of G. M., in 1860, a committee was appointed
by tho Grand Lodge to address him a letter, expres
sive of the feelings of that Grand Body, and also to
procure a suitable testimonial to be presented io
Judge Willard having left the country for Europe,
before the testimonial could be prepared, it was con
cluded to present it to him on the first suitable occa
sion on his return.
The testimonial, which consists of the regalia and
jewel of a Past Grand Master, the jewel of solid gold,. 1
enriched with precious stones, was then presentecT
to him by M. W. Oscar Coles, G. M., in a suitable
After alluding to his course in the pest, he says:
“Bro., this must oe a proud moment to you. Here
you stand surrounded by the representatives of more
than two hundred lodges, all hailing under one ban
ner, and among them are many, who for years were
estranged from us. Discord has ceased; the thirteen
years’ tempest has been lulled to a calm, and we are
again members of one family, never, I hope, to be
again separated. It was under your sanction and ad
vice that the first step was taken to effect that union,
the consummation of which was hailed with joy
throughout the land. You have lived to see that
Grand Lodge, whose dignity, in 1849, you so ably
maintained, recognized as tne only true one through
out the Masonic world. You have lived to see the
union-of 1850 a firm and lasting compact.”
P. G. M. Willard, in his reply accepting and ac
knowledging the testimonial, alluding to his visit to
Europe, says:
“The object of my excursion had do reference
whatever to the Masonic institution, but the pleasure
of my visit was greatly increased by the fact that I
am a Freemason. Wherever Masonry exists, I found
myself surrounded by friends and brothers; and, as
aP. G. M. of tnis Grand Lodge, I was everywhere
received with marked courtesy and distinction.”
Chit-chat, written after a luminous
Brother Powder, of Hour-glass Lodge, No. 60, has
fallen heir to the vast possessions of the “retired
clergyman, whose sands of life have at last run out”
We have always liked Powder—in a horn.
Bro. Wallon, of Fishkill Lodge, No. 9,184, caught
an eel on lhe 27th ult
Bro. McMemory, of Recollection Lodge, No. 9,999,
can confer the three degrees at once.
Bro. Webster, of Eternal Lodge, desires to con
tradict the report of his death—he “ still lives.”
Lodge of Sorrow postponed.
Bro. Stocksbuyer has withdrawn from Fiskeoscko
Lodge. Cause—They won’t exemplify the Drew
Bro. Rabbit, of Hare Lodge, No. 7,835, has re
turned from Coney Island.
Bro. Priest, of Hyacinthe Lodge, has preferrred
charges against Bro. Pope, of (Ecumenical Council.
Reason—Departure from ancient landmarks.
Bro. Thompson, of Toodles Lodge, Burton-on-
Trent, intends to revisit the United states. He will
arrive by the “ La Plata.”
Queen Anne is dead.
Later news, of interest to the craft, next week.
C. Saw.
Lofty and Just Thoughts Felici
tously Expressed.—Bro. and the Rev. J. D. San
ford recently delivered a very beautiful address be
fore the Grand Lodge of lowa, from which we make
the following clip:
A candidate offers himself for reception and intro
duction into the wisdom and philosophy of our Or- ,
der. Tho committee reports with caretui truthful
ness upon the following points; The candidate aims
always at honesty in his dealing with his fellow
man. He reverences God; he is upright in conduct,
and temperate m life; he is never known to oppress
the poor or the dependent, nor to deprive the laborer
of his wages. He is not miserly, nor morose in
temper. He is genial in friendship, and his nature
admits of love to the brethren; he can himself for
give, as he hopes to bo forgiven. He is faithful to
trusts reposed in him. Thereupon the ballot is
found clear. He is carefully instructed in the true
significance of our symbolism as he advances. He
is not hurried from stage to stage before his under
standing is ripened and complete; he encounters no
ludicrous devices to mortiiy his preconceptions of
tho elevated tone and teachings of Masonry. No
usages are employed beyond the point where thero
are means of instruction. He steadily rises to the
conception of the grand truth oi the soul’s immor
tality, of fidelity of every earthly trust, and of the
beauty of our fraternal love which tenderly cherishes
even the memory oi a departed brother. He taen
masters the true language.of Masonry, however and
wherever expressed, and the Master Masons greet
him warmly as one who truly seeks more light to
illuminate the troubled pathway of life. If he shall,
without mallee, fall into error or misfortune, the
brethren take him by the hand, uplift him, and re
store his sinking courage, or save him from despair.
Good fortune befalls him, and the wind of prosperity
fills his sails, and the earth yields to him liberally of
her treasures. The brethren, without taint ot jeal
ousy or envy, rejoice, while he in turn remembers to
assist those wao struggle against adversity. The
lodge hears no voice of anger or strire within its
tranquil walls. Differences are adjusted by the jus
tice of the brethren, without the external forme oi
cour.B of law. Time outlaws no obligations of
brother to brother. The pledge given is duty re
deemed. When at last death passes the Tyler with
out token or password, and removes one from the
scene of pleasant labor and peaceful recreation, his
dust is tenderly laid away with solemn rites, by
affectionate hands, and with the visible tokens of
immortality. Nor does the lodge cease to care for
the bereaved orphan, and for her who has been hie
aid and comfort in life, a beautiful pillar supporting
the roof of his household. It seeks to shelter all
irom the frowns and the coldness of an indifferent
and careless world. When such lodges appear by
their representation annually in the Grand Lodge, ■
brother’s hand goes cordially to brother. Good work
and square work is offered for inspection from all
the quarries. Intemperance in act or word is un
known. The voice of profanity, or siander, or anger,
is ne.ver heard under the arches, or between the pil
lars, or around the walls. A brother departing for
far countries, across great seas, for months or years,
confidently entrusts ail his earthly estate to the
faithful hands, and the dearest wishes of his heart to
the faithful breast of a brother of the lodge. All
communications are on the square, and the fidelity
of heaven is kept toward all trusts. And when some
brother, footsore and weary with his travels over the
rugged roads of life, bleeding from the unmerited
wounds of enemies encountered in his struggles,
broken-hearted by repeated adversity, desolated by
afflictions, craves the consolations of friendship and
fraternity, he is met by a hundred faithful breasts,
bidding him a welcome as warm as that received
irom the father of old when tho wandering son re
turned to the house of his birth.
In such a temple we may assuredly expect the
presence of tho Grand Master of tho Universe. Bo
it our work so to prepare His pathway before Him.
So doing, our beneficence will not be limited to our
Masonic circle. It is lixe the bird dipping into the
waters of a lake, the wave produced widens more
and more, until the undulations pass beyond the
horizon of the eye.
For grateful is tho noise of human deeds
To noble hearts who see but acts of wrong.
It will be an element in the world’s progress toward
universal peace and good will to man when the stars
shall seem to bo the eyes of angels, sparkling with
joy over the good deeds done on earth; when the
earth, as a fond mother, shall nourish us to a vigor
ous and tranquil life, and afterward, life fulfilled,
shall receive us to her long but hopeiul repose, and
when our lodge shall finally realize tho constant as
piration of man for an earthly paradise.
gfTTo Advertisers.—The advertisements
which may appear in this department will only be
received from Masons, or they must, if not coming
from Masons, refer to Masonic subjects.
meets on the 2<l and 4th MONDAY of every month at
No. 65 West Thirty-fourth street. Members of other
Chapters are cordially invited to be present.
meets at their rooms, No. 68 East Broadway, on the 2d
and 4th Friday evenings of each month.
JOHN T. MARTIN, T. 111. Master,
P. W. VER HOEVEN, R. 111. Dep M.
BEN J. S. HILL, P. Ct nd. of Work.
JOSIAH SHOVE, Treasurer.
E, M. ALFORD, Jr., Recorder,
No. 100 Greenwich street.
MUNICATION Ist and 3d Thursday of each month,
Masonic Temple, cor. broom e and Crosby streets.
Charles J. Williams Sec.
M. meets at tho rooms No. 594 Broadway, N. Y., on
the second and Juurth Thursdays of every month, ex
cept July and August.
E. REED, M.» No. 151 Orchard st.
C. T. CHICK HAUS, Treas.
W H. VAN EV ERY. Sec.. No. 256 Water st.
RAYMOND LODGE, No. G 44, F. and A. M.—
Begular communications first and third Thursday
evenings and fifth Thursday afternoon, at No. 594
No. 113 Fulton street.
8. V/. E. BECKNER, S. W.
H. B. SNOvv. J. W.
W. G. D’ESTAIGNE, Treas.
H. J. CONWAY. Sec,,
No. £32 Broadway.
YOUNG—At Greenpoint on Thursday, Oct. 7th, Charles
Young, aged 37 years.
Funeral from his late residence, corner Fourth and Cal
yer streets, on Sunday, Oct. 10th, at 1 o’clock, P. M.
g®" Sammons.-The members of Creen-
POINT LODGE, No. 4C3, F. and A. M., are hereby sum
moned to attend a special communication at the lodge
rooms, on Sunday, Oct. 10th, at 12 o’clock (noon), for the
purpose of attending the funeral ot our late brother.
Charles Young. Members of sister lodges are also in
vited. WM. H. BRADLEY. M.
Jas. F. Whitehorne, Sec’y.
Chaiterton & WilUams, Jlanufastsr
en. No. 321 WEST BROADWAY. New York, inform
their numerous friends and patrons that they are pre
pared to furnish an improved pattern of MASONIC
COLUMNS; also,
STAFFS, &c.,
at a less cost than can be procured at any other eeiab
TION ORNAMENTS, for the interior and exterior dec
oration of buildings, promptly attended to.
American Masonic Ag;cney,
on hand and manufactured to order, for
No. 434 BROADWAY, Corner of Howard street,
• • ~ New York.
(gr Decker & Brother, maEufasturers of
the full Iron Plate Pianofortes, with Agraffe arrange
One block east irom Broadway, New York.
Established 1854.
N. B.—Wo do not advertise any patent humbugs for
the purpose of blinding the Public; neither have we any
connection with any house of the same name established
at a more recent date
Liberal discount to Clergymen and the Profession.
For sale at No, 62 Lleecker st., and at no other place in
the cit.v«
Samuel R. Kirkham,
Three doors above Spring st., New York,
Keeps constantly on hand a large assortment of
J. L. Still,
Successor to
Wholesale and Retail,
Second Door above Duane street,
All kinds of Chewing and Smoking Tobacco-*
Meerschaum and Brier Wood Pipes, &c.
XA. second-hand Billiard Tables, with our improved
combination cushions, which have been proved to be tno
most correct and durable cushions ever made. Speci
mens of our tables that have been in constant use for
many years may be seen in the principal hotels and sa
loons in this city. Parties intending to purchase will
find it to their interest to call and examine our stock,
which is the largest and finest in the world. Boys’ Bil
liardTablsa. PHELAN & OOLLENDER.
No. <36 Broadway. New York,
Near Astor Plaue.
Dear love, is this rapture of meeting,
While the heart-leaps thrill fast through our veins,
You ass why a shadow of mourning
Like a cloud on my forehead remains ?
You say lam altered, my darling,
In these years I have waited and wept,
While the sickening hands of the weaxy clocks
In slow beats tired, or slept.
The tears that we shed when we parted
Dimmed all the youth out of my eyes,
Till the fair green earth had uo freshness to me,
And the sun no heaven in the skies.
The feather-tipped tops of th*e pine trees
Are yet bent by the cold Wimer blast,
And the laughter and warmtu of the Summer
Can never make up for the past.
Though the white-thorn blossoms are* blowing Id
And the wheat pierces green through the hill,
Under foot in the curling bracken
The dead leaves are lingering still.
And the sorrow that left its mark on my youth
Will pass from my forehead never,
Till my brows are smooth in the long last sleep,
And tho coffin lid shut forever.
. gall
The ball season casts forth such shadows o
coming jollity and grandeur as must fill with
delight those who are anxious for tho festivi
ties to begin. A very grand affair that may be
properly noticed under this head is promised
for this week. On Tuesday next a military or'
ganization, known as the First Light Infantry,
of Providence, B. 1., will arrive in this city on
a visit to the Twenty-second Infantry, N. G., 8.
N. Y., whose guests they will be. On Wednes.
day evening a promenade concert, reception
and ball will be given in their rooms at the ar
mory in Fourteenth street, which will be a very
grand affair, and which will bring out for tho
first time this season the beauty and fashion of
the metropolis. On Thursday the Providence
guests will be under the special charge of B
D and G companies, and with companies
will assemble at the armory at nine o’clock A.
M., and proceed to the foot of Twenty-eighth
street, E. 8., where a special steamer 'Will be
in waiting to convey them to the Various pub
lic institutions,, which they have been invited
to visit by the Commissioners of Charities arid
Correction. The regimental bands will accom
pany the excurtionists, and a collation will be
served on board of the steamer. After visiting
the Institutions, the guests will take their de
parture for home.
an Italian association, will have a grand festi
val at Jones’ Wood on Tuesday, Oct. 12, which
is given in commemoration of the landing of
Columbus. The festival will be given under
most favorable auspices, and will, wc have no
doubt, be very enjoyable.
The annual ball of this association is an
nounced to take place at the Everett Booms on
the evening of Oct. 22d. It will boa pleasant
will be formally opened ou the seme evening
by a grand invitation ball given by the propri
etor, Mr. E. Ferrero. This is the largest and
most elegant ball-room in this city, and the
opportunity to examine it in all its freshness
and beauty,“Will be availed of to the fullest ex
The Funk Brothers will give n grand inau
guration ball at this hall on next Wednesday
evening, the 13th inst. Always popular with
the dancing public, Irving Hall, under its new
management, and greatly improved by its re
cent renovation, will be a greater favorite, if
possible, than heretofore. Tho inauguration
will be done up in fine style.
the popular proprietor of Military Hall, No.
193 Bowery, will give an opening soiree on
Tuesday evening next. No pains or expense
will be spared to make it an enjoyable occa
Our professors de danee are all hard at work,
teaching the young idea all the new graces
and merry measures that are to be in vogue
this season, and merry times may be expected.
In its gossip about the emperor’s
health, Le iigaro relates that his majesty re
cently said to a man who came to solicit the
promotion of his son:
“ You are happy, for you are still young, and
when you die your son will long since have
grown to be a man.”
This was the cry of the heart. The emperor
has but a single thought—to assure the repose
of France and the accession of bis son.” I'he
passing idea of abdication is abandoned ; but it
seems that even well informed persons uiscuss
the probability of a universal vote being de
manued next year, to ask of the French people
whether they desire—yes or no—that the ma
jority of the prince imperial should be fixed at
fourteen years, which he will attain on the IGth
ot March, 1870. Thero would be many advan
tages in such a course. The emperor might
still reign as long as ne lived, but it would be
in the presence of his appointed, ratified and
elected successor, and, above all,, the difficult
question of tho regency would bo set at rest.
Prince Napoleon and the empress do not view
political matters from the same standpoint,
and between the differences of tho two—if either
or botn constituted the regency—the Napoleon
dynasty might fall to the ground. Undoubt
edly its chances of stability would be increased
by thus dispensing with the regency. It is
said that the emperor has almost decided upon
adopting this course, and that it will be made
the starting point of quite a new regime.
The Sultan has just made a very
sensible innovation upon a long-established
custom in Eusteun etiquette. Hitherto every
Mussulman who wished to present a petition
to the padisha was obliged to wait until a Fri
day, and to choose a moment when his high
ness rode on his weekly visit to the mosque.
This otten gave rise to great confusion, to bus
tlings, and to vigorous plying of bamboo canes
on the part of Turkish policemen. Henceforth
petitions may be deposited every day of the
week, and at any hour, m a large letter-box
which has recently been placed at the principal
entrance ot the imperial palace. An aide-de
camp of the sultan and a teftich of police are
entrusted with the care of this box, and with
the duty of remitting its contents to Headquar
ters. On the day after they have deposited
their petitions the supplicants are to call at
the palace and receive a verba! reply from
Raouf Pacha, first aide-de-camp and chief
equerry to the sultan, who has been specially
appointed to superintend this new branch of
the service. Whether this reform will be fitly
appreciated by the old Turks of Stamboul is
doubtful; but it will be accepted as a boon by
the younger Turks, who have no taste for bam
boo, and will add considerably to the comfort
and decorum—though not perhaps to the pic
turesqueness—of the .Sultan’s Friday rides to
Saint Sophia.
Scott, in his autobiography, tells a
story against himself, illustraiing bis early
perception of personal peculiarities. One boy
was always above him in his class, and, do
what lie would, he could riot pass him, till, ob
serving him always fumbling at a lower button
oi his waistcoat as he answered a
occurred to him to cut it off on tiie sly. He
watched with some anxiety tor the result. The
ruse answered only too well. When the boy
was again questioned, his fingers sought for
the button; missing it, in his distress he look
ed down lor it in vain. “He stood confound
ed,” says the penitent aggressor. “ I took his
place, nor did he ever recover it, or suspect
the author of bis wrong.” This sto.y, howev
er, tells two ways. Doubtless some bodily hab
its establish'associations favorable to the mem
ory, and quieting to irritability ; the mischief
is that tno mind becomes dependent, and is
stranded when cut ?ff from the oMI moorings.

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