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Sunday Edition, April 23
To Masoni® Advertisers. Adver
tisoments to appear under the Masonic heading in J3i
be handed in before six o’clock on Saturday evening,
as the rapid increase of the circulation of the Dis
patch compels us to put the page on which the Ma
sonic matter appears to prees at a much earlier hour
than heretofore.
M. W. JCES W. SIMOSS, P. C. EL, Editor
Let Cs Reason Together.
In the wise economy of nature, every back is
fitted for the burden it sh ,uld bear, or, in oth
er words, strength is given to every man ac
cording to his needs; but it does not appear
that with the strength to boar, we have the
will to understand, or the courage to execute.
If we had, this world would be a different place
to live in, and we should hear less of the in
born depravity of our nature, and the duty of
saving brands from the burning. If men were
always willing to acknowledge the claims of
duty, and prompt to execute them, there would
Of course be less comfort in some lives than
now obtains, and many heads now held proud
ly up, would bend. Some who are clothed in
purple and fine linen, and fare sumptuously
every day, might wear less expensive habili
ments and nourish themselves with less dainty
Viands. Some who sit in high places, and
wield power and influence, might needs seat
themselves lower down and further back, and
be less frequently heard from ; and, on the
other hand, many wrongs that now prevail,
many oppressions that gall the necks and
’ bruise the spirits of the oppressed, would be
removed. Nations and peoples would stand
closer to their rights and nearer to that equali
ty which has so long been the dream of the re
former, and the promised land of those jour
neying in the many wildernesses of this world.
It seems to us, therefore, that as men come
to understand their own strength, to appre
ciate their own capacity to bear the burdens of
duty, one of two things must happen—either
they must exercise their power, accept the
weight thus imposed upon them, and manfully
toil through the day till the hour of rest and
reward shall sound, or, knowing that which
they should do, being convinced of the labor
prepared for their hands, hearing the sum
mons to Work, and seeing the path, straight
but difficult, which duty traces before them,
ignominiously shirk their proportion, and idly
stand in the market-place, while others go
Into the vineyard and toil. Lot any man con
sider for himself, and he will not only be able
to point out a numberless train of those who
are ready enough to shout while others pull,
and are ingeniously careful to soil neither
their own garments nor dainty fingers with
work, so long as looking on can be made to
answer the purpose; but he will find that he
has himself been guilty of more sin in this di
rection than ho would willingly have the world
to know.
Now this does not come altogether from con
stitutional tiredness, but more from that in
stinctive spirit of disobedience which was the
besetting sin in the garden, and which has fol
lowed man m every clime and country, and In
every phase of his existence since. We cannot
always know the right, for, if we did, we should
be well nigh infallible ; but we often do know
that we are either doing positive wrong, or
else that we are compromising with duty and
conscience, and neglecting that which we know
wo ought to do. But for this tendency the
World would be infinitely more advanced to
day than it is, and many a wrong that still ex
ists, would be forever crushed out of existence,
and the wounds they have made on the body of
the right, be cicatrized, and become sound
Fortunately, truth is of such a divine nature
that it cannot bo utterly overcome. It may,
now and again, be buried amid the rubbish of
its own temples, and error, standing aloof, may
gloat over its downfall; but, sooner or later,
the rubbish will be removed, and the crushed
and bleeding spirit arise, and become more
powerful than ever. If men would only lay
this truth to heart, if they would only resolve
to boar the brunt of the battle fearlessly and
unflinchingly, if they would resolve to go down
in the cause of the right, rather than triumph
with tho wrong, the path would sometimes be
darker, and the world less beautiful, but, in
the end, the patient and obedient waiting, the
earnest and self-sacrificing devotion, would
lead us out from among tho rubbish cast upon
us, to a victory more lasting and more satis
factory for the very sacrifices and sufferings
Wo had endured to accomplish it.
In every age of the world there have been
men of this stamp, and not one of them has
labored in vain. Multitudes of them have
gone down to the grave from dungeons and
scaffolds, by burning and drowning, and every
hideous form of death which the demons of
error and oppression could invent. Thousands
and tens of thousands have met death while
their work was unfinished, and with the energy
in view, but not one of them has labored in
Vain, not one of them but has in some measure
strengthened the cause for which he toiled,
and sacrificed, and died. They did not see the
fruition of their hopes, but from out then
graves there has come the admonition to then
survivors to persevere unto the end, to bear
manfully and unflinchingly the toils and disap
pointments, the misrepresentations, the mean
nesses, and tho unrest that, at last, with crowns
of victory they might enter into the rest pre
pared for them, and leave to others the incite
ment of their lives, and tho hope of their re
The terrible power of Borne could not make
Galileo a convert to the belief that the world
Stood still. At the bidding of a power he
could not resist, his lips pronounced the recan
tation which his reason refused to approve.
And great as was his muttered “ It does move,”
how much greater would have been the exam
ple, had ho stood fast in that which ho knew to
be right, and which has since como out from
beneath the rubbish of ignorance, and taken its
place among the demonstrated truths of
science. We cannot all be heroes and martyrs.
Indeed, the sufferings and martyrdom of the
past have rendered that unnecessary. The
right to think and speak, each for himself, has
been definitely conquered, and it will be the
fault of the people themselves if it is ever al
lawed to be again placed at tho mercy of any
man, or body of men. But there is still room
enough for a heroism none too common, for a
martyrdom all too little suffered in the dis
charge of our duties to God, our neighbors,
and ourselves. And we can serve the truth
with all the more freedom that its service de
mands no such pains and penalties as have m
earlier ages attached to it. We can act justly,
honorably and uprightly with every man ; we
can discountenance and utterly refuse to par
ticipate in the thousand shams which we see in
almost, every transaction of life; we can refuse
to be slaves to party or creed, or the whims
and modes of fashion and conventionality; we
can so act with every man that our yea shall
be yea, and our nay, nay, and our word tho
synonym of our bond. Wo can put away the
puerilities which we use to shelter ourselves
when we are afraid of Mrs. Grundy, or dread
the effects of her speech ; wo can, if we will, bo
always and everywhere straight up and down,
and we may be certain that the nearer we ap
proach to that standard, the nearer we shall be
to the position most becoming honest men
and good Masons.
Masonic Furnishing Company.—
Under this title we have entered into business
with B. W. Daniel Siekels, Bro. John Sheville,
and Bro. Frank W. Adams, for the purpose'of
supplying any and every articlo that may bo
needed for the work and business of Masonic
and other society organizations. Our place of
-business is at No. 52 Bleeckcr street, where we
shall always be happy to see our friends. We
are not vain enough to suppose that we shall
do all the business in the country; nor, indeed,
would we desire it if in our power. We desire
to maintain relations of amity with our neigh
bors, and only ask for such a share as may
reasonably fall to our lot. Brethren from
abroad are invited to call on us when they are
in town, and consider our establishment a
Masonic Bureau for their convenience. Con
nected with us is one of the largest printing
and stationery establishments in this country,
and we have facilities for furnishing anything
that can possibly be needed, at fair rates and
short notice. Come and see us.
A Notable Occasion.—On Tuesday
evening last, there occurred at the rooms of
Kane Lodge, No. 454, of this city, a most in
teresting and noteworthy event, tho occasion
being a reception tendered tho Grand Officers
of tho State and others, a Masonic reception.
Tho opportunity was embraced to present to
M. W. Bro. John H. Anthon, Grand Master, a
testimonial of esteem from the brethren of
Kane Lodge, and at tho same time an honor
arium to B. W. Charles Roome, D. D. G. M.,
and tho immediate Past Master of Kane Lodge.
W. Robert H. Thomas, Master, presided, and
opened the lodge, after which W. Thomas 8.
Sommers, P. M. of Kano Lodge, assumed tho
East, and received the brethren of Independ
ent Royal Arch Lodge, No. 2, of which Henry
D. Walker is Master, and M. W. Bro. Anthon, a
P. M,; tho Past Masters and Senior and
Junior Wardens specially invited to be prosent;
the Masters of Lodges meeting in Kane Lodge
Room, including H. D. Walker, of No. 2; J. P.
White, of No. 8; A. Do Witt Baldwin, of No.
195; Jerome Buck, of No. 321; Phillips, of No.
316; Josiah Shove, of No. 343 ; John L. Reid,
of No. 690; M. Addoris, of No. 690; A. J.
Semel, of No. 257, and others. R. W. Bro.
Roomo then took the gavel, and received in
courteous and well-chosen phrases Albert
Piko, G. Commander of the Scottish Rite in
the Southern Jurisdiction, and Past Junior
Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Louis
iana. Following came R. W. Bros. Fitzgerald,
Tisdall, Robert Macoy, Robert M. Graham,
R. E. Protheroe, and others of this city, and
Robt. H. Waterman, of Albany, then M. W.
Richard Vaux, Past Grand Master of Penn
sylvania, and W. Jos. H. Livingston, Master of
Mozart Lodge, Philadelphia, and R. W. Geo.
Fred. Wiltsie, of Newburgh, and others; and
finally, M. W. Bro. Anthon, Grand Master of
Masons in New York, accompanied by R. W.
James M. Austin, Grand Secretary ; M. W.
John W. Simons, Grand Treasurer; R. W.
Joseph Koch, Grand Marshal; Rev. F. C.
Ewer, Grand Chaplain, and the following Dis
trict Deputies: Reeves E. Solmos, E. C.
Thorne, 8. S. Marshall, John A. Foster, Judson
Curtiss, Jr., Chas. Sackreuter, and Geo. E.
Hubbard. Jr. In addition to these distin
guished brethren there were present a very
large number of zealous and energetic crafts
men equally entitled to mention, had we time
and As each of tho delegations above
mentioned entered the room, they wore re
ceived with appropriate ceremony, and one
member of each made fitting response to the
courtesy tendered by the lodge. When all
were seated, the scene was truly splendid, and
suoh as may rarely, if ever, bo witnessed out
side of a Grand Body. Every one lodged his
beet, and there was such a display of Masonic
insignia as became the dignified character of
the assemblage. Silence obtained, and then
R. W. Roome addressed M. W. Bro. Anthon as
Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons: The
brethren of Kane Lodge have requested me, m their
name, to present to you this testimonial of their
respect and regard.
In the preamble and resolutions therein engrossed,
they speak of the kind feeling which has so long ex
isted between Royal Arch Lodge, No. 2, and Kane
Lodge, No. 454, and are pleased to regard as a com
pliment to themselves the act of Royal Arch Lodge
m electing me an honorary member of that body.
And again, sir, they speak of your appointment of
me. as u District Deputy Grand M ister, as an honor
conferred upon the lodge itself, of which they desire
to show their appreciation.
When I was first elected to preside over this lodge,
you spoke to me of the cordial relations which had
existed for years between Kane Lodge and Royal
Arch Lodge, of which you were at that time the Mas
ter, and expressed the hope that they would ever
continue. I promised you then, sir, that no effort
should be wanting on my part to strengthen those
relations. The presence of Royal At ch Lodge, No.
2, in a body here this evening, is an evidence as
gratifying to me, as it must bo to you, that our
efforts have been crowned with complete success.
You little thought, sir, when you thus spoke to me,
how bright and strong was the chain which bound
these lodges together.
Something more than sixty years ago, my father
was the Worshipful Master of Royal Arch Lodge,
No. 2. This str, was before I was born. Hav
ing held the office tor three years, he was succeeded
by his brother. The Past Master’s jewel which was
presented to my father is now in my possession, and
the one given to my uncle is held and highly cher
ished by his children.
Is it not natural, therefore, that I should feel
shrongly attached to Royal Arch Lodge, and that I
should wish to fasten it “withhooks of steel” to the
one which has so greatly honored me ? Yes, sir, it
is natural. Should it please the Grand Architect of
the Universe to spare my life long enough to see
my boys become men, I humbly hope and pray I
may be permitted to lead them to the altar now be
fore us, whore I was made a Mason, and as the pray
er ascends to Heaven “ that they may become true
and faithful brethren among us,” will another pray
er arise, that, as I honored my father, so will they
honor me, and strive to unite, as firmly as the hearts
of men can be united, my father’s lodge and mine.
Thus much as to the preamble.
The resolutions recite the fact that at a regular
communication of Kane Lodge, you were elected a*n
honorary member, and they now ask you to honor
them by accepting that membership. They testify
not only to your distinguished ability—-your elo
quence—your clear expositions of tho teachings of
Freemasonry—your firm maintenance of the Ancient
Landmarks—but of the dignity and masterly skill
which has ever characterized your intercourse with
your brethren, official and otherwise.
For these qualities, sir, they express to you their
profound admiration and esteem.
But, more than all this, they testify to the spot'ess
purity of your life and character—to your sterling
integriiy—to your devotion to the principles of our
order —and so, appealing directly to your warm and
noble heart, they record the expression of their
This is no idle ceremony, sir. We moan every
word wo say; we offer you the tribute of sincere and
manly hearts, and we pray that He who dwelleth bo
tween the Cherubim—the God of the Mason—the
one only true God —may have you in His holy keep
ing—give you wisdom to rule and govern your
brethren for their good, and to the honor of His holy
name; that with increasing years He will grant you
increasing honors and prosperity; and that when
your earthly career is ended—having been faithful in
all your course—you may be brought to behold the
light ineffable, and be received into that sacred place
where the sun shall no more give light by day,
neither forbrightness shall the moon give light, but
where the Lord, our Adonai, shall be to us an ever
lasting light, and our God our glory.
The Grand Master, it is needless to say, re
plied with his usual force and eloquence.
The testimonial consists of a series of reso
lutions, involving a certificate of honorary
membership in Kane Lodge, elaborately en
grossed, and splendidly bound in an album en
closed in a case.
W. Thos. 8. Sommers then, in behalf of Kane
Lodge, presented to B. W. Bro. Roome, the
retiring Master, a series of engrossed resolu
tions, an elaborate Past Master’s jewel, and a
magnificent gold chronometer and establish
ment, as a testimony of the love and esteem of
the brethren.
The response ■fras as follows:
Worshipful Master and Brethren of Kane Lodge—l
need no such testimonials as these to assure me of
the hold which I had on the affections of the breth
ren of the lodge. I could eeo it in the glance of the
eye, hear it in the tone of the voice, feel it in the
pressure of the hand. From tho time when I first
entered this room, and knelt at that holy altar, until
now, I have received nothing but kindness at your
You gave me office, and with it you gave me your
confidence. I tried to deserve that confidence, and
to be faithful to the trust reposed in me. I studied
hard, very hard; I conversed with well-informed Mi
bods that I might be able to give a reason for the
faith that was in mo. What then ? I did no more
than my duty—no more than any other conscientious
man would do. I was engaged in a labor that I loved
to perform. I was proud of my lodge and of its re
putation ; I was proud of my associates. I had been
bred in the teachings of Masonry from my childhood
up. The son of a Mason, surrounded by Masonic
influences and associations, I became a Mason long
before I knew it, for I was early prepared to be made
a Mason in my heart. It is true, 1 knew nothing of
its ceremonies, was ignorant of its ritual, but when
I came to understand the meaning of those ceremo
nies and that ritual, it did not seem to me that I had
become any more a Mason than I was before I was
initiated. I had been taught that I should love the
Lord my God with all my heart, with all my soul,
and with all my mind, and that I should love my
neighbor as myself. When I was a little child, and
knelt at my mother’s knee, I was taught to pray that
I might be able to do my duty in that state of life in
which it should please God to call me, that I should
deal justly, and walk humbly before my God. Is not
this Freemasonry ? I think it is.
Masonry if I understand it aright, is the handmaid
of religion, and one of the greatest blessings vouch
safed by God tb man, uniting in one common
brotherhood men of every sect, and nation, and
clime. And so believing, so have I taught Masonry
in this lodge. How far I may be able to master the
philosophy of Freemasonry, Ido not know. It is the
study of man s life. "Who can, by searching, find
out God ?
Brethren, in the resolutions Which you have pre
sented to me, you have expressed in glowing lan
guage your approval of my services to you. Not
content with these, you have given me a costly jewel
and watch. Those presents are very beautiful, and
will always be highly prized by me and by those who
are near and very dear to me. They will be endur
ing evidence to my children, and to my children’s
children, of the confidence and love of my brethren.
In this consists their real value—a value above all
Brethren, ft is not in my power to command lan
guage to tell you all I feel. I cannot adequately ex
press to you the emotions now swelling within me.
I do not wish to appear weak in the presence of these
distinguished brethren; tears do dob become a man,
but 1 am—indeed, I am—very, very grateful—
for your love. I tried to win it and to deserve it,
and I will try to keep it as long as I live.
Labor wag then closed, and tho brethren re
paired to collation of the choicest viands in
lavish abundance; and, what is especially
noteworthy, there were no intoxicating liquors
to be seen or had. We most heartily com
mend this advance step, and trust that it may
bo generally followed, so that it may never bo
said that at a Masonic gathering any brother
s led into temptation. Altogether, Kane
Lodge may well be proud of thia demonstration.
The Last of Earth. —Bro. Horwitz,
known to many craftsmen as a zealous mem
ber of tho fraternity, but who, for some years
past, has been unfortunate in worldly matters,
died suddenly on Sunday last, at the West
chester House, in this city. He was almost a
stranger there, and left no moans to pay for
tho interment of his remains, but two brethren
residing in tho house bestirred themselves,
and, with the assistance of the Board of Relief
and Mystic Tie Lodge, they caused the last
honors and decent sepulture to bo given to his
body. We knew him well in former years,
when in the days of his prosperity, and rejoice
to know that at last, when his sunshine
friends had deserted him, and solitary and
alone he yielded up his breath among stran
gers, tho brotherhood responded to ths need
of the hour and quietly laid him to rest. We
need not draw tho lesson; it will suggest itself:
Huntington, April 19th, 1871. To
the Masonic Editor of the N. Y. Dispatch—
Dear Sir: There is a man traveling through
the island calling himself Jacob Boyd, who vis
ited this place yesterday, and finding him to
be an impostor, I send you this, as it may be
of use to some brethren of other places. He
is about sixty-five years of age; hight, five feet
eight inches; quite gray, without beard; poor
ly clad, thin in flesh ; Irish; general appear
ance rather filthy. Pretended to be sick and
in need of funds (as a matter of course) to se
cure his passage, &c.
Yours, &c., A. B. Gildersleeve,
Sec. Jephtha Lodge, No. 491.
Templars, Attend !—The following
invitation has been issued, and copies will be
sent to all the commanderies of this State:
Grand Commandery Masonic Knights Tem
plars of the State of Maryland.
Baltimore, April 4th, 1871.
Headquarters of the Committee on Invitations
and Hotel Accommodations.
Eminent Sir : The Grand Commandory of
Maryland, and the subordinate commanderies
of tnis city, most,courteously and fraternally
invite you to be present with your command
upon the occasion of the Eighteenth Triennial
Convocation of the Grand Encampment of the
United States, to be held in our city, com
mencing on the third Tuesday (19th) of Sep
tember next.
With this you will find a list of the hotels,
with the number each can accommodate, and
price per diem.
The Committee will take pleasure in engag
ing quarters for you and your command at any
of tlie hotels yo’u may designate.
They request that you will, at as early a day
as possible, inform them of tho name of your
command, where stationed, the names of the
first three officers, and the number of Knights
expected with you. Very courteously, &c.,
E. T. Schultz, )
B. H. Holmes, > Committee.
R. D. Murphy, )
Address of Chairman of Committee :
E. T. Schultz, No. 44 German street.
The Third Degree will be worked
in Crystal Wave Lodge, No. 638, at their
rooms, No. 159 Fulton avenue, Brooklyn, on
to-morrow evening.
The Third Degree will be worked
in Copostone Lodge, No. 641, on next Wednes
day evenin.
Undei* this caption we shall, hereafter, in order to
economize space, and prevent, as far as possible, disap
pcintmsnt to correspondents, insert questions on Ma
sonic law, and other matt era that may be sent us, as well
as suggestions, brief excerpts, etc., and we take occasion
to invite a free correspondence on all subjects of in
terest to the craft, requesting that, to insure prompt at
tention, they be sent to us on or before Thursday of each
Faib Plat Can a person be deemed legally
elected m a chapter under the following cir
cumstances : The by-laws provide that all
candidates must be balloted for, and th at the
ballot box must contain white and black balls.
The presiding officer informs tho companions
that they are about to ballot for Mr. ——, and
that those in favor of his election will deposit
a white ball, on the contrary a black one. At
the same time the presiding officer knew that
all the black balls had been taken out of the
Answer.— Tho election was void, and if it
can be proved that the officer knew the ballot
box was unlawfully prepared, ho would bo sub
ject to charges and discipline.
Enquibeb.—Would a brother acting as War
den in a lodge U. D., or of the Master of the
same, and both retiring from office before the
warrant is granted and the lodge installed, be
eligible to tho Mastership of a warranted lodge ?
Answer.— No. But if they had been installed
and served under the warrant, tho case would
be different.
Faithful.—Where a chapter member has
been expelled by his lodge, and subsequently
restored by the Grand Lodge to good and regu
lar standing, does that fact restore him to his
membership in the chapter. I contend that it
does, because he was taken out of the chapter
without any act of its own, and by a parity of
reasoning, the cause being removed, he ought
to return to the same position he occupied be
fore the difficulty.
Answer.— Expulsion is the highest penalty
known to Masonry, and as it metaphorically
takes his head off, the person subjected to it is
masonically dead. When the sentence goes
into effect all his affiliations cease as fully as
though they had never existed. Restoration
to the general rights and privileges of Masonry,
therefore, only place the individual in the posi
tion of an unaffiliated Mason in good standing,
and if he desires to regain his membership,
he must do it in the regular way by petition,
ballot, etc.
Student.—Would it be lawful for a Master
to confer the first degree on a candidate at a
special meeting ?
Answer.— Yes ; provided that tho candidate
had been duly accepted at a previous regular
communication, that notice of the special had
been given, and that no objection is made.
Perl—Please answer the following questions
and oblige: 1. Where a brother who has
taken part in a ballot, arises in his place and
declares that ho has cast a black ball through
a misapprehension, before the Master has de
clared the state of the ballot, would it then be
lawful to order another ballot? 2. Where a
brother is falling into the sin of drunkenness,
and bringing disgrace upon himself, his fami
ly, and the fraternity, is it not the duty of the
Master and Wardens to admonish him, and en
deavor to effect a reformation before proceed
ing to try and discipline him ? 3. Suppose I
choose to go to the expense of a diploma in
somewhat different form from those in general
use, but sotting forth substantially tho same
facts, and the officers and my lodge sign it and
attach the seal, would it bo valid?
Answer.— l. It is neither proper nor yet ne
cessary, for anyone to say that he had cast a
blackball either inadvertently or otherwise;
but if before the ballot is deolared, any brother
should ask that another might be spread be
fore declaring the result, it would be lawful for
the Master to comply with the request. 2.
Most certainly. 3. Yes.
Knight Templar Elections, New
York Columbia, No. 1 Frederic W. Her-
ring, Em. Commander ; P. Forrester, Gen’o;
Geo. W. Miller, C. Gen.; Henry Bischoff,
Treas. ; Isaac Simonson, Recorder.
Morton, No. 4. —William Edwards, Em.
Commander; George Smith, Gen’o ; Matthew
Glenn, C. Gen. ; Rev. S. J. Corneille, Prelate ;
Josiah Shove, Treas.; Stephen E. Gardner,
Recorder ; O. G. Brady, S. War.; Marshal A.
Mimnee, J. War.
Cceub de Lion, No. 23.—Chas. Roome, Em.
Commander ; James Bilger, Gen’o ; William '
F. Moller, C. Gen. ; Matthew S. Chambers,
Prelate ;A. S. Winthrop, S. War.; Zach. Rod
erick, J. War.; A. W. King, Treas.; Chas. W.
Sy, Recorder ; Benj. Loder, Standard Bearer;
Chas. B. Babcock, Sword Bearer ; Wm. O.
Monroe, Warder; J. Cady Brown, George H.
Jackson, Louis Belloni, Guards ; Geo. Skinner,
Manhattan, No. 31.—George Wm. South
wick, Em. Commander; John H. Snyder,
Gen’o ; Thomas M. Miller, C. Gen.; L. Acker
man, Treas. ; John Hoole, Beeorder; Wm. T.
Woodruff, Prelate ; James N. W. Cook, S. War.;
Thomas H. Edgar, J. War.; Charles Trope,
Standard Bearer ; Adam Dorr, Sword Bearer.
Palestine, No. 18.—George Van Vleit, Em.
Commander; J. F. Waring, Gen’o; Frederick
D. Myer, C. Gen.
De Witt Clinton, No. 27.—Geo. F. Ilsley,
Em. Commander ; Charles Aikman, Gen’o;
John H. Mott, G. Gen. ; Daniel Nernirs, Prel
ate; Samuel T. Waterhouse, S. War.; Henry
C. Lanins, J. War.; Charles Waller, Treas.;
William Lamonby, Recorder ; John C. Winters,
Warder ; E. H. Dickey, Standard Bearer ; Jas.
Hyer, Sword Bearer ; James Allen, John Mc-
Whinney, J.Z. Johnson, Guards ; 8. T. Water
house, H. C. Lanius, J. H. Mott, Finance Com
mittee ; George McKay, Alexander McKillop,
0. Comstock, Trustees; fVm. Smith, Sentinel.
£ST To Advertisers.—The advertisements
which may appear 1 n this department will only be
received from Masons, or they must, if not coming
from Masons, refer to Masonic subjects.
Benedict Arnold.—The following
from tho Keystone is a valuable contribution to
history, and will be read with interest by the
brethren. We should judge that one lesson to
be derived from it is that early dealing in
horses is not morally healthful, but each one
will judge for himself:
Masonic writers frequently differ as to
whether or not General Benedict Arnold was a
Freemason. Wo lately quoted in the columns
of the Keystone positive assertions on this
subject, pro. and con. Wo are now enabled,
on undoubted authority, to settle this vexed
question ; and we regret to have to record that
the traitor Arnold was a member of our fra
ternity. Through the courtesy of Bro. George
H. Newton, of Hartford, Conn., we possess a
copy of tho by-laws of Hiram Lodge, No. 1, F.
and A. M., New Haven, Connecticut, with the
names of its members, and dates of their ad
mission ; and from this wo learn that on April
10, 1765, Benedict Arnold was entered in that
lodge. But there is this consoling circum
stance connected with the disgrace which he
subsequently brought upon himself and all his
connections : he was made a Mason fifteen
years before ho revealed his true character,
during tho most of which time he stood well
with his countrymen, and particularly with
Washington, who esteemed him one of the
bravest and best of his generals. When his
life is studied, however, by all the light which
the history of the times in which he lived now
sheds upon his career, it is evident that, al
though upright and honorable in the eyes of
the world prior to 1780, all through his life
there are evidences—then hidden, now revealed
of a supreme selfishness, a sordid, grasping
spirit, and an ignoble, insatiate ambition.
With view to making apparent the deftly hid
den purposes of his life from the outset, and
to show how he even retained the high regard
of Washington up to the very moment of the
consummation of bis treachery, we will briefly
review tho leading events in his history. If he
could aeceive his commander-in-chief, with
whom he was on such intimate terms, it is not
surprising that the Masonic fraternity received
him into its bosom when he was a young man,
having an untarnished reputation, although of
Blender pecuniary means, and possessed of
what was then thought to bo an honorable
ambition to rise above his early inconspicuous
position, to a career of honor and usefulness.
Arnold began life as a horse-trader m New
England. Losing money at this, he became
successively a druggist and a bookseller in the
city of New Haven. Still unsuccessful, and
greedy of money and eager of renown, he took
command of a company of volunteers from New
Haven, at the beginning of tho War of the
Revolution. Possessed of a daring spirit, and
apparently inspired by the purest patriotism,
he soon, by his bravery end success, achieved
a high military reputation. Nevertheless, all
through his soldier-life, he, in the eyes of a few
far-seeing ones, periodically evinced the lowest
and most despicable traits of character. For
example, bravo and intelligent in his 1 advance
with General Montgomery, on Quebec, on his
retreat he was licentious and rapacious, plun
dered Montreal, and greatly exasperated the
Canadians against the American cause. In
1775, he had a disagreement with brave Ethan
Allen, with whom he disputed the supreme
command of the expedition against Ticondero
ga and Crown Point. His claims were disal
lowed, and he was compelled to serve as a vol
unteer. Thus early was his spirit rankled.
When the term of enlistment of the Green
Mountain boys had expired, Ethan Allen re
turned with thorn to raise a new corps. He
left the command of the other troops with Col
onel Hinman. Arnold next quarreled with
him, and claimed the right to outrank him.
Complaints were made of his arrogant and un
due assumption of command, to Massachu
setts, and he was thunderstruck at being turn
ed over to a committee of inquiry, when he ex
pected an ovation. In the language of Wash
ington Irving, “ Arnold was furious. He swore
ho would be second in command to no one, dis
banded his men, and threw up his commission.
Quite a scene ensued.”
In 1777, having previously returned to the
army, and won some laurels, he again was en
raged. Congress advanced several of his jun
iors over his head to the'rank of Major-Gener
al, he being a Brigadier. Even Washington
thought this wrong, and he wrote to Henry
Lee, in Congress, “ Surely, a more active, a
more spirited and sensible officer, fills no de
partment of our army.” It was afterward ox
plained, though not to his satisfaction, that bis
State already bad its share of two major-gen
erals, and ho must wait. When he was subse
quently promoted, he Btill cemplained that he
was at the bottom of the list of major-gener
als. Ho could not bo satisfied. To soothe bis
pride, Congress voted him a horse, properly
comparisoned ; bnt after all he remained at the
foot of the list, and tho slight still rankled in
his bosom.
After being wounded in battle, he was ap
pointed commander of the garrison at Phila
delphia ; but hero his alleged dissipation, ex
tortion and peculation subjected him to a trial
by court-martial, Let us quote Irving again,
for his statements are always reliable, and his
judgments charitable. Ho says: “Arnold’s
style of living gave point to this scandal. He
occupied ono of the finest houses in the city;
set up a splendid establishment; had his car
riage and four horses, and a train of domes
tics, and gave expensive entertainments. Os
tentatious prodigality, in fact, was Arnold’s be
sotting era. To cope with his overwhelming
expenses, he engaged in various speculations,
more befiting the trafficing habits of his
early life than his present elevated position.
Nay, he availed himself of that position to aid
his speculations, and sometimes made tempo
rary use of the public moneys passing through
his hands. In his impatience to be rich, ho at
one time thought of taking command of a pri
vateer, and making lucrative captures at sea.”
The result of this conduct was a finding against
him on some of the charges by the court-mar
tial, and his public reprimand by Washington.
It was not until the crowning infamy of his
life, the attempted betrayal of West Point into
the hands of tho British, had unmasked his
true character, that it was apparent he had
during tho greater part of the war been false
at heart, having for many months been in trai
torous correspondence with the enemy. Dur
ing all this time, ho was writing to Sir Henry
Clinton under an assumed name and in a dis
guised hand, offering to betray valuable se
crots for a certain price and certain rank in
the British army.
At first receiving little encouragement in re
ply, ho next offered himself to tho French gov
ernment, if theyi would advance him a suffi
cient sum to cancel his debts. Failing in this,
ho sought and obtained a leading command,
that of West Point, on purpose to betray it to
the enemy for reward. The price of this polit
ical Judas was £30,000 and a brigadier-gener
alship in the British army. Ho got the latter,
and some $30,000, although ho failed in his
part of the contract, owing to Washington’s
acumen and promptness in counteracting his
treason. He even surrendered the patriot cox
swain and six bargemen, his subalterns, who
innocently carried him on board a British ship,
as prisoners of war ; but this perfidy excited
the scorn of even tho English officers,, and they
were released by order of Sir Henry Clinton.
Arnold dragged out a miserable life thereafter.
Despised by everyone in England, ho was sub
jected to a thousand personal indignities, and
died in 1801, unlamented, rich in purse, but as
much alone in the world as though ho were its
sole inhabitant.
It is to the credit of Freemasonry that he
was not admitted to its brotherhood when sus
picion attached to his name, but m early life,
when in humble position and with character as
yet unsullied, and if Hiram Lodge, No. 1, of
Connecticut, must confess to having his name
on its roll, ho is the only one who has ever dis
honored himself among the long list of its
worthies, and it alone has given, beside other
Grand officers, ten Grand Masters to the State
of Connecticut.
Masonic Faith—Faith plighted is
ever to be kept, was a maxim and an axiom
even among Pagans. The virtuous Roman
said: “ Either let not that which seems expe
dient bo base ; or, if it be base, let it not seem
expedient.” What is there which that so
called expediency cjn bring bo valuable as that
which it takes away, if it deprive you of the
name of a good man, and rob you of your in
tegrity and homif ?“In all ages, he who vio
lates his plighftu’Wo&i has boon held unspeak
ably base. Thq,»Bxd |*f a Mason, like tho word
of a knight in'tlic tMOB of chivalry, once giv
en, muat be sacjled; and tho judgment of his
brothers, upon him who violates his pledge,
should bo stern as the judgment of the Roman
censors against him who violated his oath.
Good faith is revered among Masons as it was
among tho Romans, who placed its statue in
the capitol, next to that of Jupiter Maximus
Optimus ; and we, like them, hold that calam
ity should always bo chosen rather than base
ness ; and, with the knights of old, that one
should always die rather than be dishonored.
Be faithful, therefore, to the promises you
make, to the pledges you give, and to tho vows
you assume, since to break either is base and
Be faithful to your family, and perform all
the duties of a good father, a good son, a good
husband, and a good brother.
Be faithful to your friends, for true friend
ship is of a nature not only to survive through
all the vicissitudes of life, but to continue
through an endless duration ; not only to stand
tho shock of conflicting opinions, and the roar
of a revolution that shakes the world, but to
last when the heavens are no more, and to
spring fresh from the universe.
Be faithful to your country, and prefer its
dignity and honor to any degree of popularity
and honor for yourself, consulting its interests
rather than your own, and rather than the
pleasure and gratification of the people, which
is often at variance with their welfare.
Be faithful to Masonry, which is to ba faith
ful to the best interests of mankind. Labor,
by precept and example, to elevate the stand
ard of Masonic character, to enlarge its sphere
of influence, to popularize its teachings, and
to make all men know it for the great apostle
of Peaco, Harmony, and GoQd Will on earth
among men.
Masonry is useful to all meny'sb the learned,
because it affords them the opportunity of ex
orcising their talents upon subjects eminently
worthy of their attention; to tho illiterate,
because it offers them important instruction ;
to tho young, because it presents them with
salutary precepts and good examples, and ac
customs them to reflect upon the wooer mods
of living; to the man of tho world, whom it
famishes with noble and useful recreation ; to
the traveler, whom it enables to find friends
and brothers in countries where else he would
be isolated and solitary; to the worthy man in
misfortune, to whom it gives assistance; to
the afflicted, to whom it lavishes consolation ;
to the charitable man, whom it enables to do
more good, by uniting with those who are
charitable like himself; and to all who have a
soul ■ capable of appreciating its importance,
and of enjoying the charms of a friendship
founded on the same principles of religion, mo
rality, and philanthropy.
A Freemason, therefore, should boa man of
honor and of conscience, preferring his duty
to everything beside, even to his life; inde
pendent in his opinions, and of good morals;
submissive to the laws, devoted to humanity,
to bis country, and to bis family; kind and in
dulgent to his brethren, friend of all virtuous
men. and ready to assist his fellows by all the
means in his power.— Keystone,
Precept and Practice. —We are
familiar with the words of the preacher who
said “Do as I tell you, but not as 1 do,” and
unhappily the saying might serve as a text for
a daily sermon in the experience of most of us.
Few have, indeed, the moral courage to avow
their weakness in this respect, but heedlessly
give the lie by their conduct to those excel
lent principles which at other seasons they
complacently inculcate and enforce. Now,
there is no institution in the world, apart from
those religious systems which govern the faith
of mankind—there is no school of philosophy
extant in which purer ethics are taught—than
those which are solemnly communicated and
enjoined in every Masonic lodge. Lot us take
the case of a young man who is just entering
life—one whose soul yearns for communion
with, his fellows—one whose heart is pre-dis
posed to receive the sublime precepts of Free
masonry as a veritable lamp to his path. He
becomes a member of the Fraternity, is capti
vated with its moral grandeur, reveres it as a
beneficent science, and loves it as an embodied
truth. To him, the words, “ Brotherly love,”
convey no empty sound—to him, the Masonic
bond is a sacred tie, not to ho loosened at
pleausure—to him, Freemasonry signifies tho
highest wisdom, the sweetest hope, the divin
ost light. Behold him laboring vigorously m
the vineyard of the craft 1 Is not every con
genial spirit that he meets a triumphant mani
festation of the power of Freemasonry ? I Are
not the virtuous deeds he witnesses plain re
sults of Masonic instruction' and guidance ?
■ Can evil exist side by side with so much gbod—
nay, not only exist, but oft-times usurp the
seat of excellence? Th'is is the first bitter re
velation to an ingenuous and unsophisticated
mind. Unfortunately, no precautions, how
ever stringent—no barriers, however great—
can effecctually sunt out “ unfit and improper
persons" from gaining admission to our myste
ries. It was the sains in the rites of tho an
cient world ; although wondrous proofs were
required and terrible trials had to be endured,
occasional instances of unworthiness occurred
on tlis part of tho neophytes, and remain on
melancholy record. Freemasonry cannot
change the naturally vile disposition of a man
who may chance to enter within her pale, al
though her hand is ever skilful to mould, and
potent to direct, the aspirations of her children
to pure and noble purposes. The villain, who
under the guise of honesty, sneaks into the
fraternity is frequently obliged to pay homage
to virtue by wearing a decent mask of hypocrisy
—but he still remains a villain at heart. The
slanderer, whoso delight is in traducing his
neighbor, ceases not to slander his brother
when he obtains the honorable badge of a Ma
son ; but he is possibly more cautious and sly
in his mode of operations, though not the less
dangerous or vicious. To those, whoso minds
have not been warped by evil influences, Free
masonry is a restraining and a guiding spirit
—leading them imperceptibly, step by step,
into higher regions of thought and holier
spheres of action. But, above all, upon the
truly virtuous man she sets her impress and
crown—her ideal becomes reality in the bless
ings which he dispenses to all around, and his
life becomes a visible incarnation of precepts
tho most sublime.
Wo must therefore dissociate the theory and
doctrines of the craft from the imperfect prac
tice of somo of its members, who, either from
human weakness or natural vice, so sadly
violate the moral law. Next to the duty of
succoring a brother in distress, there ought to
be no more sacred duty than that of compas
sionating his faults ; yet bow often do we find
mere errors of judgment magnified into erimes
by the very men who ought to palliate and
condone them. In the crusade against wicked
ness we are ready to join ; but wo want to see
more forbearance shown by one Mason to
another for human failings, to which they are
more or less prone. Would not such a course
be more in accordance with that excellent
maxim of the craft, silence ? and more in har
mony with tho merciful suggestions of a truly
fraternal breast ? But, unhappily, there are
some who, lor the gratification of the most
paltry pique or prejudice, would do injury even
to the innocent. For them we have no words
but those of reprobation ; and wo can only
regret that they ever found admission Into an
order whose teachings they so grievously
falsify. An exalted standard of perfection is
presented to the view of every earnest student
of Masonic mysteries, and all should strive to
exemplify by their conduct and demeanor to
their fellow-men—and especially to those of
tho same household—how much they appre
ciate that lofty code of morality.
Wo recommend tho words, “precept and
practice” to our readers as words not to be
lightly dismissed from their memories,: but
rather, as syllables to be carefully noted, be
cause precept is, or ought to be, tiio parent of
action. It is but little use preaching good
while we practice evil—of small avail to praise
virtue and at the same time follow vice—dr to
extol truth and not ignore falsehood. In the
Masonic world there is room for improvement
in this respect, but the heart of the order is
sound, and tho might of brotherly lovo will, m
the end prevail. In connection with this sub
ject, we were much struck with some lines
which have recently appeared in tho Philadel
phia Keystone, and as the sentiments they
express are analogous to our own, wo subjoin
them as a fitting finis to this article :
lu our judgment of others, we mortals are prone
To talk ol their faults without heeding our own;
And thisliitie rule should be treasured by all—
“If you can’t praiso your neighbor, don't name him
at all.”
Men’s deeds are compounded ot glory and shame,
And surely ’tis sweeter to praise than to blame— ■
Perfection has never been known since the Fall—
“ If you can’t praise your neighbor, don’t name him
at all.”
Remember, ye cynics, the mote and the Learn;
Pause in your fault-finding, and ponder the theme—
Who has the least charity, quickest will fall—
“ If you can’t praise your neighbor, don’t name him
at ad.”
If we would but endeavor our own faults to mend,
We’d havo all the work to which we could attend.
Then lot us be open to char.ty’s call—
“ If you can’t praise your neighbor, don’t name him
at all.”
meots on the 2d and 4th MONDAY of every month at
No. C 5 West Thirty-fourth street. Members of other
Chanters are cordially invited to be uresont.
meets Ist, 3d and Sth Saturdays, at No. 594 Broadway ,
C. H. QUAIL, Sec.
F. and A. M., meets on the second and fourth Tues
day evenings of each month, at Masonic Hall, No. 275
Bleecker street. THOMAS FARSON, M.
S. M. Undebhill, Sec.
SILENTIA LODGE, No. 198.—Regular com
munications. 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, at
the Lodge Room, Steuben House, No. 295 Bowery.
The Fraternity are cordially invited-
PACIFIC LODGE, No. 233, F. and A. M.
meets on the first and third Thursday evenings of each
month, at the lodge rooms over Booth’s Theatre.
Horace Forbush, Seo.
GLOBE LODGE, No. 588, F. and A. M.—
Regular communications on first and third Tuesdays
of each month, at No. 594 Broadway. The fraternity
are cordially invited to attend. •
William King, Sec.
gST Sos. 100 Division Sfreet, New York,
and 504 Court street, Brooklyn.—A large stock of first
class Sewing Machines, of all kinds, from S2O up. Ma
chines to rent, exchanged, repaired, and sold, on month
ly payments. WM. H. NICHOLS, Nos. 190 Division st.,
New York, and 504 Court street, Brooklyn.
gT Lodge Rooms To Let.—No. 591
BROADWAY. Over Helmbold’s. Inquire of
JOHN A. OSBORN, Janitor, at Rooms.
To Let*—Atlantic Lodge Rooms.
Will be to let on Ist and 3d Mondays, and also 2d and 4th
Wednesdays, and Ist and 3d Thursdays from the Ist May
next. Apply to Z. DEDERICK,
; No. 18 Maiden lane.
(gT Lodge Room To Let.—Lodges about
moving on the east side of the city, will find it to their
advantage to call and examine the new rooms of Henry
Clay Lodge, at
For terms and particulars, inquire of
J. A. LINCOLN, No. 9 Sheriff street, or
CHARLES BUYDAM, No. 201 William st.
\\ 626 BROADWAY, /o
\\ mrms & binders, ®
\\ Dealers in all kinds of Hasonio Regalia, M
Il Jewels, Furniture, &,t. Im
11 WM. T. ANDERSON, it'll
U 11. S. ARCHER. Ilijl
Send fob Catalogue.
New York City,
Sixth Annual Cotillion Excursion
Acacia Lodge, No. 327, F. & A. M.
TICKEIB $1 00, admitting gentleman and lady.
Extra Ladies’ Tickets 50 cents.
Tho Committee will endeavor to make thin THE EX
CURSION Off THE SEASON. In order to make this
as select as possible, a limited number of tickets have
been issued, to bo bad of the members only. Toe barge
“Merchant” will lie at the foot of Thirty-fourth street,
and the barge ” Wm. Myers ” nt the foot of Christopher
street, N.R. The steamer “Joe Johnson” will leave
foot of Broome street, E. R., at S.’J, Christopher street
at and tho foot of Thirty-fourth street, N. IL, ut
101a o’clock.
fig” Look out for Abrams Lodge Excur
sion i __
ggF Crystal Wave □, No. 638.—Brcth
ron, you are hereby summoned to attend a special com
munication of this lodge, at the rooms No. 159 Fulton
avenue, on Monday, April 24th, at 4 o’clock, P. M.
Work—Third Degree.
„ By order of JOHN S. DAVENPORT. M.
Benj. Cromwell, Sec.
fig” Montgomery □, No. 68, meets on
the first and third Thursday of each month, at Odd Fel
low’s Hall, corner of Grand and Centre streets.
The fraternity are cordially invited to attend.
Chas. H. Vogler, Sec.
A®- Evening Star Chapter, !fo. 225, R.
A. M.—Companions: You are herebv summoned.to at
tend the regular convocation of tl>e Chapter, to be hold
at their rooms, corner of Myrtle and Kent avonues,
Brooklyn, on Thursday evening, April 27, 1871, at 8
Business ot importance By order of
J. Henry Gifford, See.
gg” Daniel Carpenter □, Mo. 643.—The
members are hereby summoned to attend the next reg
ular communication, to be held at their new rooms, No,
492 Grand street, on Thursday evening, April 27th.
By order of CHAS. McCOLLEY, M.
M. Chappell, Sec.
St. John’s □, Ho. I.—Brethren: You are
hereby summor.e l to attend an emergent communica
tion, to be held at lorlge room, corner twenty-third
street and Sixth avenue, on Sunday, April 23d, at twelve
o’clock, for the purpose of attending the funeral of our
late brother, Thomas H. Johnson.
S. E. Gardener, See.
It eomlug to the knowledge of lude-
PENDENT LODGE, No. 185, F. and A. M.. that a cer
tain John H. Jones has been representing himself as a
member of this lodge, to brethren of the fraternity in
Indiana and Illinois, and by such representations ob
taining aid ;)by order of this lodge,notice is hereby given
to all the fraternity that such person is misrepresenting
himself, that he is not and never has been a member of
Independent Lodge, and is deserving of no assistance
upon such false plea. By order of the lodge.
JOHN RUSH, Jr., Seo.
g£T A Master Mason, In good standing,
who had to leave his last place on account of his employ
er’s prejudice to the Order, wishes tho assistance of the
fraternity to aid him to rind employment. Is a good
bookkeeper, married, and not afraid of any respectable
work bv which to support himself and family’.
Please address
, Dispatch Office.
gSF A Good Opening for a Druggist*
A Mason’s widow wishes to dispose of the good will,
stock, &c., of a Drug Store, located in a very thriving
town in New Jersey. This is a rare chance for a compe
tent druggist. Full information, as to terms, &c., may
be ascertained by addressing
Corner Palisade avenue and Liberty street,
Hudson City, N. J.
Master Manitou Lodge, No. 106, F. and A. M.,
No. 29 Jay street, New York.
fig” To Let.—A large Lodge Room, hand*
soruely fitted up. Apply on the premises, No. 272 Bow
g*T Lodge Room to Let—The Elegantly
fitted-up Lodge Room, No. 275 Bleecker street, can be
secured for every Wednesday and Friday; first and third
Thursdays; Saturday and Sunday. For particulars, ap-
Sly to Mr. Thomson, Janitor at the Rooms, John W
arl, corner of West Tenth street and West, or Thomas
Forsyth, No. 144 West 28th street.
figF To Let.—Eastern Star Hall, corner
of Seventh street and Third avenue, for second and
fourth Mondays, second and fourth Fridays, every Sat
urday, and every other Sunday evening. Enquire of the
Janitor, Horace V. Sigler, at the rooms, or Thomas A.
Granger, No. 432 West Forty-second street.
IgF Lodge Room To Let.—Gotland Lodge
Room, No. 8 Union square, having been refitted, is to
let for two evenings in the week.
Apply to Z. DEDERICK.
No. 18 Maiden Lane.
fig” Lodge Room To Let.
Lodges about moving on the east side of the city, will
find it to their advantage to call ahd examine the new
rooms of Henry Clay Lodge,
For terms and particulars, inquire of
No. 9 Sheriff street.
fig” Second Hand Sewing Machines for
sale, at wholesale and retail. Second hand sewing ma
chines of all the leading kinds—many of them good as
new. Am constantly receiving additions to my stock of
two to three hundred machines per month.
No. 35 Bond street, N. Y.
PSg-Will remove on the Ist of May to No. 30 Bond st.
fig” Dr. L. P. Munson has removed to No.
12 North Washington Square, second door east of Fifth
Office hours till 10:30 A. M.; I, 2,6, and 7:30 P. M.
JfF Stuyvesant House,
at reasonable rates.
OF Wood & Waring,
No. 98 BOWERY,
(Between Grand and Hester streets,)
An extensive assortment of
for Men and Boys.
made to order. Also.
OF Samuel R* Kk’fcham,
Three doors above Spring st., New York,
Keeps constantly on hand a large assortment of
gO” American Masonic Agency*
On hand and manufactured to order for
No. 434 Broadway,
Corner of Howard street. New York.
[From Col, Forney* s Reminiscences of Public Jfrn.j
Shortly after Mr. Buohanan’s return from
Russia, in 1834, to which he had been sent by
President Jackson in 1832, and immediately
following his election to the Senate of the
United States by the Legislature of tho State
of Pennsylvania, to fill the unexpired term of
William 'Wilkins, resigned, who, in his turn,
was sent to succeed Buchanan in the same for
eign mission, Buchanan called upon Old Hick
ory with a fair English lady, whom he desired
to present to the head of the American nation.
Leaving her in the reception-room downstairs,
he ascended to tho President’s private quar
ters, and found General Jackson unshaved, un
kempt, in his dressing-gown, with hie slipper
ed feet on the fender before a blazing wood
fire, smoking a corn-cob pipe of the old South
ern school. He stated his object, when the
General said he would be very glad to meet the
handsome acquaintance of the new bachelor
Senator. Mr. Buchanan was always careful of
his personal appearance, and, in some re
spects, was a sort of Miss Fribble, addicted to
spotless cravats and huge collars ; rather proud
of a small foot for a man of his stature, and to
the lagt of bis life what the ladies would call
“ a very good figure.”
Having just returned from a visit to the
fashionable continental circles, after two years
of thorough intercourse with the etiquette of
one of the stateliest courts in Europe, he was
somewhat shocked at the idea of the President
meeting the eminent English lady in such a
guise, and ventured to ask if he did not intend
to change his attire, whereupon tho old war
rior rose, with his long pipe in his hand, and
deliberately knocking the ashes out of the
bowl, said to his friend:
“Buchanan, I want to give you a little piece
of advice, which I hope you will remember. I
knew a man once who made his fortune by at
tending to his own business. Tell the lady I
will see her presently.”
The man who became President in 1856 was
fond of saying that this remark of Andrew
Jackson humiliated him more than any rebuke
he had ever received. He walked down stairs
to meet his fair charge, and in a very short
time President Jackson entered the room,
dressed in a full suit of blcsk, cleanly shaved,
with his stubborn white hair forced back from
his remarkable face, and, advancing to the
beautiful Britisher, saluted her with almost
kingly grace. As she left the White House she
exclaimed to her escort:
“Your Republican President is the royal
model of a gentleman.”
(From the Stockton (Mo.) Journal, April. 6.)
On the night of the 20th March, two horses
wore stolen from a man named French, and
one from Colonel Joe Allen, on Cedar Creek, in
this county. Suspicion fastened upon one
Johnson alias Brooks, a man of bad character,
who had been lurking in the neighborhood for
some time past, but was ascertained to be
missing at the same time with the horses.
His trail was followed by William Achard and
one Bays, who are reported to have overtaken
him near Chetoka, Kansas, recaptured the
stock, and hung the thief. But a short time
afterward they were themselves overtaken
about five miles southwest of Baxter Springs,
and bung by a mob of about twenty men, sup
posed to have been friends of tho thief, and
the stock again recaptured. Both Achard and
Bays were highly respectable citizens of this
county, and their sad fate has created a deal
of excitement and indignation among their
neighbors, many of whom are determined upofl
revenge, and we fear that several parties wiR
find themselves in unhealthy situations bo for
long, in consequence of the same transaction.
There seems to have been an unusual amount
of horse-stealing going on lately, and there if
danger that the summary vengeance of Jridgq
Lynch will be invoked to put a stop to it;
That is a bad and dangerous, but apparently
the only effectual remedy.
She f oliee gtaehme.
Campbell, of the Tenth Precinct, was charged
with arresting Citizen Hen. P. Von Whiting, and
sending him upon the Island for six months as a
“ vag.” Ho not only charged Campbell with making
an illegal arrest, but also with being intoxicated at
the time he was token in custody. The defense of
the officer was, that he took the man in because h©
was disorderly. No. 117 Crosby street, Whiting said,
was his residence now, and was walking up that
street, two weeks ago last Sunday, with a gentleman
friend, and spied in his walk Campbell, with a fq*
male on his arm, as he was walking up. A little
while after the woman came back, and Campbell came
back, too, and said he was a detective. Whiting
said he wasn’t—he was only a patrolman. “ I’m na
detective?” said Campbell; “ I’ll show you.” And,
as good as his word, he arrested Whiting and run
him into the station-house. At the station-house,
Whiting said Campbell charged him with taking thia
woman away from him. X
“In the morning he took me to Essex Market P<?«
lice Court,” said Whiting, “ and vagged me for six
months. He said he had known me and this woman
for a year.”
“Vagged!” said Judge Bos worih, not seeming
know what was meant. “What was done with
you ?”
“I got six months on the Island,” replied Whitt
ing. '
“ And when did this take place ?” again asked thfl
“Two weeks ago last Sunday,” was the rejoinder.)
“ Two weeks ago last Sunday,” said the Judge,
musingly, to himselL Then, waking up, ho put thej
potent question: i
“ You don’t mean to say you served six months off
tho Island, and this occurred only two weeks ago
O, no,” replied Mr. Whiting. “ After I had been
committed to tho Island, they found I had $lO, and
they tore tho commitment up as I was a vag, an 4
fined me the $10.”
“ They did 1” said the Judge, seemingly astonished
that a police justice should review his proceedings
for the paltry num of $lO.
“I see by the complaint,” said his Honor, “ that
when yoa were taken to tho station-house, you gavo
tho name of Henry Walters. How is that ?”
“ Well, (and here Mr. Whiting halted for a mo
ment. At length, recovering his equilibrium, he
got out an “Ahl” When he continued.) People
living in this town (hero there was another halt),
I don’t know. (Another halt.) If he told the truth,
he wouldn’t lock me down. I didn’t want my namo
in the papers.”
The original charge against the officer was for
making an arrest without cause or provocation; but
the charge of intoxication being added thereto, and
the officer being absont, the case was adjourned so
that Campbell could cross-examine Whiting, tho
man who was “ vagged” on the Island for days,
and got away frona tho same in 14 days, and to make
a complaint against the officer at Police Headquar
ters. By all means, let us have this “ vagging” and
fencing business thoroughly ventilated. Is Henry
Walters credited with having paid $lO into the City
Treasury ?
There aro some hard nuts to craek in the Seven
teenth Ward, and Captain Mount feels it. His oner
ous and responsible duties aro giving him gray hairs.
He would like to have the luir side of everybody, but
he can’t very well, so long as such men as Mr. Cur
tis, who havo served three terms of sixteen years in
btate Prison, attempt to rue the police. There is no
legal proof that Curtis ever was in Sing Sing; yetj
when charged with having served sixteen years in
that institution, ho did not deny it. He charged
Officers Smith and Leslie with clubbing him without
cause. He showed a plastered head—put on foj
effect—as good evidence of having an application
made on it by the locust; hut they justified theix
proceedings. The officers proved good justification.
Around Avenue A and Thirteenth street, roughs con
gregated around the corners. When the roughs sea
the police, they leave, and after they have left,
they return to tho corners to provoke them.
At the head of these corner loafers stands Curtis.
On the night in question lie borrowed a club, and
followed in tho rear of these two officers, and drew
it out of his breast to lay them out. One of the of
ficers saw him as he was in the act of raising ifr,
took it from him, and they clubbed him with his
own club. The simple point was raised, had the of
ficers clubbed the man Cur.is unnecessarily? Wa.
say no. They did not give the man enough. If ha
is a thief—h he went out that night to kill some
body, and provided himself with a club for that pur
pose, and if, aft*r arrest, he drew a knife to stab, all
of which is shown in the testimony, he deserved all
he got. If Mr. Curtis has lifted up his hand ta
make war against the law and its guardians, he must
abide the consequences—a clubbing. Commissioner
Bosworth thougnt that two officers were enough ta
take one man into the station-house, without 1 club
bing; but there are men, like Curtis, who cannot ba
subdued without an effective application of tho lo
cust. Possibly it could be done by dosing them
with chloroform, but the unscientific means—the
club—is best, after all. The case was referred.
Clarke, of tho Twenty-ninth Precinct, brought a
drunken, insane man io tho station-house, and
would prefer no charge against him. He got Jiim on
the post of Officer Smith, across the way—tho other
•side oi the street. On making the arrest, he balled
Smith to help him. Smith came and helped him to
take tho man to tho station-house. There, Clark©
sarid, be could make no charge against the man, and
claimed that he was Smith’s prisoner, because ha
arrested him on Smith’s post. It wasn’t Smith’s
prisoner, and Clarke wouldn’t claim him. Tho proof
was, that the man was not only drunk, but laboring
under delirium tremens. The man was proven in
sane and drunk, and yet neither Clarke nor Smith
would claim the prisoner. He was arrested on Smith’s
post by Clarke, and Clarke c aimed he was Smith’s
prisoner. Smith didn’t see it. Neither did Clarke,
whose long day it was, and thus the two tried in this
way to shirk duty. If Smith had acknowledged ths
prisoner, it is not known what sleep ho would hava
lost, and as for Clarke, if he claimed him, the prison
er would have kept him out ot bed at least four
hours, and to turn out ch duty after a broken rest of
two hours. The case was referred to the Board. 1
An unknown citizen entered the Twenty-first Po
lice Precinct station-house, and said one of their
men was drunk. He found him asleep on a stoop
and rubbed his ears, when Officer Manix got up and
wrung his ears. On the strength of that citizen’s
hearsay testimony, Captain Byrnes made a charge of
intoxication against him. When the citizen entered
the station-house he sent a roundsman and sergeant
out to fetch him in. They both found him perfectly
sober on his post; they tested him in the station
house, and they found him, with the exception of
being a little excited, as sober as the captain himself.
He walked straight. Why such a complaint should
have been entertained by Captain Byrnes, we can’J
understand, unless it was to show the Commission
ers his “ fit,” that Mr. Raymond gave out to him at
cost price. The man was tried without an accuser;
the affidavit was a hearsay accusation. It was re
ferred to the Board. Perhaps Manix was asleep, per
haps his ears were rubbed by a passing Samaritan,
perhaps he got up and pulled the Samaritan’s nose,
who thus roughly woke him up. This is the sup
position, but there is no proof of it. It is like a writ
oi habeas corpus; the Board can’t go behind the com
mitment. They can only imagine the rubbing of tha
ears on both sides, and the pu ding per contra in tha
centre of the phiz. They should dismiss tho com
Numerous complaints were made against officers
for putting heads on Tuetons who went out to vievr
the late German procession. It is hard to say which
was right and which was wrong. Citizens claimed
the right of way, oven Teutons, and the result was
they got more way than they wanted. They lugged
Mr. Henry Stener, of No. 57 Henry street, a tax
payer, and the proprietor of two stores, a man who has
been seven y.:ars in business on his own account, ta
court, for deliberately obstructing the line ot march.
The extent of his damage was a torn vest. On the
same day an officer from the Third Precinct jagged
the ear of a Brooklynite who attempted to cross tha
street at the Astor House. But the funniest fellow
of ail was Stagn.er, a Ninth avenae gent, and a Twen
ty-second Warder, who also got a scratch on the head
for being a little disorderly at Fourteenth street and
Broadway. He admitted that he was under bail by
Justice Cox, or somebody else, at Jefferson Market,
for warming up the officers of the Twenty-second,
but by advice of Cox he had made this complaint.
Cox, we think, either gave Siagner this advice in a
joke, or it was given by proxy. What says the heavy
weight interpreter of the court, Mr. Schlossenger ?
Brennarudoes duty in the Twenty-ninth Precinct.
Riley does it in the Sixteenth. Brennan says he saw
a party down and a party up, and the party down
was getting his gasometer flattened like a pancake.
He squeezed into the crowd, and saved the life of the
man “that was murdered.” “Oh, Moses i” said
Riley, soto voce, intended for himself, but it reached
higher ears. But Brennan, after saving the life of
the murdered man, was pushed outside, and ha
neither got the dead or the living. With the tenacity
of a terrier he followed his fugitives out of his pre
cinct, when ho undertook to make the arrest. When
he did so he found a barker at Twenty-sixth street
and Eighth avenue, where this occurred. That is
where Ex-Alderman Barker keeps his bourbon pal
ace, and how he comos to be rung in, we don’t know.
But the evidence is that a man representing himself
to be the brother of the Ex-Alderman, opened the win
dow and halloed out to the Ex-Alderman’s brother,
“ Give it to him, Jim.” Well, Jim seemed to bo get
ting kind of the worst of it, when the supposed Ex-
Alderman jumped out of the window E Pluribui
Unum, that is, as he was made, and Brennan was in
ten seconds making his exit into the street, minus
club and hat. He fled, leaving his badge, of office
behind him. If Captain John Williamson had been
in that precinct when this occurred, what a jolly
good item ic would have been for our neighbor on
the corner! But he didn’t happen to be there. But;
the extraordinary part ot this proceeding, and it is
sworn to, and Riley swears to if, that he was a hun
dred yards off when Alderman Barker punched
Brennan, and Brennan swears Riley was within
three feet oi him when the ex officio punched him
and put him to flight. Case referred.
There were forty cages heard on Saturday at Police
Headquarters, Nona of thorn, however, had any
special interest.
Terwilliger, Killen and Barr of the Twenty-flrsi
Precinct were up Friday week on charges preferred
against them by Roundsman Rose. When they got!
outside of the court-room they gave Rose a bit of
their mind. The roundsman bottled his wrath and
followed them up-town at a respectable distance till
they got to Tompkins Market, when they halted ir»
front of a grocery and liquor saloon. After taking
survey ahead and behind they entered the saloon
and shortly after Rose followed. AU three ha<x
glasses before them; Terwilliger had a colored fluid)
but the others had colorless drinks. As soon asj
Rosa entered they formed line and marched ous
without tasting the drinks. Terwilliger, who was
spokesman, said they had been on duty twenty-twaj
hours, and going up-town they felt faint and wentt
into the grocery and got crackers and cheese. Ha
thought H dry eating, and he asked the Dutchman if
he had anything to wash it down. The Dutchman!
said they could havo anything they wanted, and a®
he said this he threw the folding-doors aside
presto! they found themselves standing In a bar
room. Just then Rose entered. Terwilliger said
had just got a soda cocktail, the othertwo had cider..
Rose said he could not tell what they had as ha
didn’t taste the liquors, nor did they, and as foxs
crackers and cheese he saw do evidence of it.
case was referred.

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