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Advertisements for the Masonic De tahtoent, to secure their insertion, must be sent in by TWO O’CLOCK, P. M., Friday, OUR LIBRARY. Though unable to be present at the opening of our reading-room in connection with the library at the Hall, or Tompie, as it is usually called, wo are glad to know that the event was unexpectedly successful. Brethren by the score and hundred honored the occasion by their presence and demonstrated thereby that the efforts of the press have not been without fruit, and that there is a desire on the part of the craft to profit by the store of intellectual food waiting for them in the rooms devoted to the library in the Temple. Some old writer said that those who had no doubt would never know, because they would sever inquire, and consequently would never arrive at knowledge. It would be difficult to state a greater truth in fewer words, and hence we say to the brethren that in embracing the advantages ot the Grand Lodge Library, they are or will bo preparing themselves for greater enjoyment and understanding of the privileges al the fraternity than they could otherwise do. Look ye, brethren ; in this collection are to be found the transactions ot the Grand Bodies since Masonry had an existence on this conti nent, as well as the best thoughts of Masonic writers during the past century. If you want to know about the history or sym bolism of the craft, go to the library, which is without money or price, and delve in its rich stores to your advantage. No knowledge is more valuable than that gained by experience, and none more likely to remain with us than lhat we have acquired by personal research. If, therefore, anyone desires to know, let him aso the opportunity freely offered to consult the history of the long past as recorded in the Grand Lodge Library. During the evening addresses were made by Deputy Grand Master Frank R. Lawrence, Past Grand Master J. Edward Simmons, and Grand Librarian Herman G. Carter, and there was as pleasant an occasion as can well be imagined. We cannot too earnestly impress upon the brethren the advantages of this reading-room and the value to them of using its privileges that they and the craft in general may profit thereby. Lest it bo thought wo are too fresh, wo ask that we may have a share, and that when any thought occurs to readers, the Dispatch may have a chance. SCOTTISH RUE NOTES AND EVENTS. The Lodge of Sor.now -Our record of the Lodge of Sorrow held by the brethren of the Scottish Rite in this locality on the 29th Dec., was ineidently omitted in our last issue. The complete notices in the daily press have ren dered unnecessary an extended record of this important event in the Dispatch. It was evi dent the undertaking was formidable, and in volved much difficult and delicate handling. We were gratified to observe present so large a number of the relatives of the deceased breth ren, tor whom the memorial service was held. The interest taken in the prologue and allegory by the Targe audience was apparent, but this interest was broken, or not rendered continu ous by two or three unnecessary “ waits.” All, however, were willing to bo patient, and the services were sincerely appreciated. The first scene was a representation, sufficiently real, of a lodge room, the entrance of officers, and an explanation of the purposes for holding the solemn communication. The allegory, in two scones, represented the interior of an Egyptian Temple with officiating priests, and the burial of the remains in a crypt of an underground mausoleum. We understand this allegory is made an Egyp tian service, so as to completely avoid any sec tarian intrusion in thought, word or deed, which might otherwise attain the ceremonies; it was further brought to our attention that the Egyptians were largely imitators of the cere monies and customs of the priests of India, who were particular in holding stated memorial ser vices over their departed. This was impressed upon the mind in the religious doctrines of the Veda, and in the ceremonies attending the phil osophic teachings of the Vedanta. There is a yearning desire and a spirited belief in man that will not down, and has been evinced from the earliest phase of Indian life to the present date; it is the spirit of the ancient ancestral ..worship, and the offering of Sraddhas is vir tually practised to this day with much the same old sacred character. Some natives speak of idheir funeral and ancestral ceremonies with a Hiushed voice and genuine reverence, which [impart to the living a deeper significance and - higher prospect on earth. Those of the present ■day who do not dwell upon and commemorate the virtues and worth of the departed are ex periencing a loss. Almost every religion recog nizes memorial services as tokens of a loving memory offered to a father, to a mother, to even a child, and though in many countries, they may have proved a source of superstition, there runs through them all a deep well of living hu man faith that ought never to be allowed to perish. The early Christian church sanctioned the ancient prayers lor the souls of the depart ed, and the services on All Saints’ and All Soule’ Day continue to satisfy a craving of the human heart which demands to be satisfied in every religion. The Scottish Rite is peculiar in this regard, it forgets not its departed brethren and their virtues, as every time Rose Croix Knight can avouch, aud yet it initiates no reli gious faith. The long list BBparticipants in the services of Dec. 29th, forbids our attempt at designation. There wore from one hundred to one hundred and fifty on the Academy stage at a time, either as priest, attendant, processional or choral par ticipant. Miss Christine Rosswog and Miss Jennie Fish may well be mentioned for their strength and harmony of voice, as soprano and alto; Bro. Fred Harvey as tenor, and Carl Berg stein as baritone. Pleasant memories have been recalled, and we hope many virtues are to be initiated. A Mbmobiai, Service fot>. the Dead will be held at the Park Theatre, Boston, March 8, un der the auspices of Mount Olivet Rose Croix Chapter, Scottish Rite. “It is intended to ren der this service the most impressive ceremony ever held in the New England States.” The vocal music will be selected from the various church choirs under the direction of Howard M. Dow, with orchestral accompaniment under Thomas M. Carter. Erastus H. Doolittle, Mas ter; B. W. Rowell, Secretary. The Lodge of Perfection of New York City conferred the Seventh and Eighth degrees on the evening of January 6th, in the Composite Room of the Masonic Temple. The Master, Capt. Joseph B. Eakins, selected an entirely new set of officers for the occasion, among them being Bros. Washington Mullin, Junius A. Sti vers, Albert L. Rawson. James M. Fuller, Alex. B. Butts, G. Van Buskirk,! T. J. Leigh, and others. The communication in February will be devoted to extraordinary ceremony—‘the election, installation, Ac. Toledo Reunion.—The ninth semi-annual reunion of the lodge, council and chapter of the Scottish Rite located in Toledo, Ohio, will be held on Friday and Saturdav, the 30th and 31th ot January, at the Masonic Temple, the upper portion of which has at considerable ex pense, with excellent judgment and taste, been planned and adapted to the peculiar uses of the Rite in the conferring the beautiful degrees of that svstem. The admirably arranged pro gramme "before us, says in its brief descriptive history of this branch of Masonry, how in timately it is connected with Ancient Craft Masonry, and thus accounts for its prosperity and rapid numerical increase throughout the world, there being in every civilized nation a Supreme Council with flourishing subordinate Bodies working in harmony with each other. The Rite “ has been handed down on the im passable vehicles of sound through the ages,” for a period “ time out of mind.” 11 It has lent its lessons, influence and ritual to all other Masonic Rites and has borrowed from none.” The committee, consisting of Brothers Charles E. Bliven, George W. Hart and Edward T. Waite, very justly remark, “This valley— Toledo—has acquired an enviable reputation lor the perfection of the manner in which the grades are conferred.” Success will doubtless attend the reunion, and it is regretted that we cannot. Brooklyn.—The re-awakened interest in the Bodies of the Scottish Rite in Brooklyn was evi denced in the reports of the Secretary and Treasurer at the annual meeting of the Council on Saturday evening, January 3rd. The mem bership showed one hundred and sixty brethren, and the funds in good condition. Joseph P. Abel was re-elected Master; Daniel McLellan, Deputy; Charles Graves, Senior Warden ; Mark Myers, Junior Warden ; Edwin Gates, Treasurer ; J. J. C. Daughters, Secretary, with Wayland Trask, James E. Conor and Kicholson filling ethej offices. is*- COMMANDERY news. DISGUISE THE FACT. '■To attempt to disguise the fact that Capitu lar Masonry is not in a flourishing condition in Kentucky,” said the Grand High Priest, " would be useless and disingenuous ; because the fact that the tendency of the present day is toward the Order of Knights Templar.” The same speaker concludes that the final result will be “the severing of the chivalrous orders from Ancient Craft Masonry.” Query—la there no reason for this state of affairs, if it be true ? To acknowledge that Ma sons abandon the labors of Craft Masonry to work in the vineyards of chivalry without a more pungent reason than stated, evidences that a serious mistake exists in the construc tion of the work ; or, what is worse, a general denial of the value of Craft Masonry in its ap plication to the wants ot mankind. Intelligent people, as a rule, do not run after strange gods, if those they first become acquainted with prove to be what they are represented. There are in the United States somewhere about 500,000 Masons, each of whom was taught the great principle of Charity, as the greatest of all work in which mankind can be engaged. Four-filths of the above number, from the time they were Masonically born, never omit an op portunityto say a good word in behalf of Char ity, yet miserably fail in the practice of its pre cept. The Order of Knights Templar do not pre tend to practice any of the great cardinal vir tues beyond the immediate needs ol its votaries, hence present no special claim in words, and consequently does not violate its honor or obli gation. The severance of the Order of Knighthood from Ancient Craft Masonry, if it ever takes place upon such grounds, if the argument is worth anything, will still further reduce the in terest and attendance of Craft Masonry. The Order of Knights Templar is not free from am biguities, and possibly; from grievous faults, but is, nevertheless, strong enough to stand upon its own bottom, irrespective of Craft Ma sonry, or any other organization, therefore is not fretting itself to death on that account. We would suggest to the distinguished cralts men of Kentucky to make the several rounds of the ladder below that of Knights Templar bet ter, brighter, and of a more elegant finish, and the brethren will not desire to forget the road upon which they traveled. All true men love to look back and view the birthplace, and never forget its surroundings unless it has so deterior ated in beauty and loveliness as to be loath some and weary. PALESTINE, NO. 18. The seventh annual reception of this com mandery, which takes place at the Metropolitan Opera House on the evening of January 13th (Tuesday), has become a question of anxious inquiry to the many who delight in taking a part in first-class entertainments, by reason of the difficulty, at this late day, to obtain choice seats and boxes. It universally happens, when it is too late, that some one feels as though they had been slighted, because they arc not in possession of the best seats in the house, forgetting that it is their fault entirely, as the seat’s and boxes were open to all—hence, first come first served. The committee who had charge of the management in detail o' this reception has done everything in its power to accommodate every one, and to make the affair the very best ever given by this or any other commaudery. That they have succeeded, no one will deny at the close of the reeeptfon on that night; for, from natural deduction, the oommandery has never heretofore failed. Therefore, as we have said before, this particular event will eclipse them all, both in novelty and brilliancy, and prove beyond a doubt the most enchanting and pleasant entertainment in the experience of pleasure-seekers. The following circular explains itself: New York, December 31st, 1884. In accordance with our custom, the several committees selected for duty on the occasion of the coming Reception are published for the information of our fraters. The Sir Knights selected are familiar with the duties which devolve on the committees to which they are assigned, and the Executive Committee relies confidently on their zeal and efficiency, as well as their prompt and cheerful compliance with instructions from the Chair man and aids. The pleasure of our guests is the first con sideration, and should be provided for in such a manner as to maintain our high reputation as entertainers. The Reception Committee is divided |into squads under the general direction of the Eminent Commander, and its members are re quested to report promptly for duty to their several chairmen at the'specified hour. Their particular duty will be to receive officially in vited guests who will enter by a special deor, and conduct them with their ladies to the places assigned them ; also to take general charge of guests who arrive at the main entrance. The House Committee will be in charge of the several entrances, see that the doorkeepers attend to their duties, prevent smoking except in places provided for that purpose, and pre serve order throughout the building. The duties of the other committees are spe cific and well understood by their members. Doors will open at nine o’clock, orchestra will report at a quarter to ten. At tan o’clock sharp the oommandery, pre ceded by Gilmore’s Military Band, will march on the floor and participate in a dress parade and review; immediately thereafter the Chair man of the Floor Committee will assume charge of the floor. In order that there be no delay in forming line for parade, Sir Knights will report prompt ly at half-past nine o’clock to the Captain-Gen eral in the foyer on the first floor, Thirty-ninth street side, and will be particular that all the details of their uniform are in perfect order. No gauntlets will be worn. Guests who have no boxes will be allowed to occupy the floor seats, and the floor until it is necessary to clear a space for the parade. A platform will be erected in the rear ot the stage to be occupied by invited guests and those es corted there by the Reception Committee, until dancing commences, alter' which it will 1 e free to all. The Reception Committee will report for duty at the parlors on Thirty-ninth street, corner ol Broadway. The Eloor Committee to Room No. 1. The House, Carriage and Police, and Re freshment Committees, to Room No. 2. The Press Committee to the Press Rooms. The chairman ol each will distribute badges. Eugene S. Eunson, Chairman. James W. Bowden, Vice-Chairman. W». R. Cabb, Treasurer. Wm. Johnston, Jr., ) O. 8. Champlin, ; Secretaries. James A. Rich, ) The menu to be served by Mazzetti is to be on a sumptuous scale, and will include the most approved French dishes known to the cuisine department of the present day. We have only to add that if there are fraters or brethren who want a pleasant time for an even ing to go to the Metropolitan Opera House on Tuesday evening January 13. MANHATTAN, NO. 31. On Wednesday evening, the 14th inst., this old and chivalric corps of Templars will confer the order of Red Cross Knighthood on several postulants, and work the grade of K. and F. with unusual comcomitants. All Sir Knights who love and admire good work and solid enjoyment are courteously invited to join in these labors. It is a noted fact that since the commandery has held forth at its present asylum, corner of Third avenue and Fifty-seventh street, the roll of member ship has steadily increased. ADELPHIC, NO. 59. The next mounted drill of this commandery will take place to-morrow evening at the Riding Academy, Seventh avenue and Fifty-ninth street, under the direction of Prof. J. Merkler. The Commander would be pleased to welcome all Sir Knights who take an interest in the drill of Templars upon horseback, on this occasion. ST. ELMO, NO. 57. Upon invitation this commandery, 30 swords strong, under the command ot E. Sir Andrew E. Walker as Commander, and E. Sir John H. Bennington as Captain-General, proceeded to the village of Flushing, via L. I. R. R., on Wednesday evening last, and participated in the ceremonies of installation ol the officers of Cornucopia Lodge of Freemasons. On the arrival of the train at the Main street depot, the coTfimandery was met by the Marshal of the evening, and Willett's Point band of fifteen pieces. Everything being in readiness, the commandery took up the line of march through Main street to Bridge, and thence to the Hall, amid an elaborate display of fireworks all along the liue, and the welcome shouts 'of the citizens, who lined the sidewalks and door ways in great numbers. On reaching the Hall, the commandery filed into the rooms of the lodge, and were accorded seats. Upon the com- NEW YORK DISPATCH, JANUARY 11, 1885. plotion of the ceremonies of installation, the commandery retired to a neighboring hostelry, where refreshments were served at the expense of the lodge. At 11:10 the commandery took a train for home, apparently well pleased with the excur sion and the hospitality accorded them. Among the guests wo noticed R. W. Bradlord L. Prince, Charles W. Brown, E. Sir Clark D. Rhinehart, and Bro. Brown of Noah’s Sunday Times, and the distinguished editor of tho Tobacco Leaf, Bro. George W. Pople. CHARITABLE. Hanselman Commandery of Cincinnati, 0., through an epidemic of measles prevailing at the Children’s Home, was obliged to omit their annual visit to that institution. The jEhwiw of that city says in its issue of the 4th inst.: “ That when the fact became known that the commandery would not visit the children there was a wail of great disappointment and the lit tle one’s could only be pacified by promises that soon they would see the pretty officers as the Knights are called by them. However, the commandery sent a large store of groceries, in terspersed with trinkets adapted to the wants of the children. The following trophies accom panied a beautifully written letter. Fifteen barrels choice flour! 2 barrels granu lated sugar, 600 pounds ; 2 barrels light brown sugar, 623 pounds; 1 barrel rice, 230 pounds; 2 barrels beans, 561 pounds; 2 barrels oatmeal; 1 barrel buckwheat flour: 1 barrel N. O. mo lasses, 50 gallons; 22 cases (44 dozen cans) tomatoes ; 5 cases (10 dozen cans) Yarmouth corn : 2 boxes Fox’s starch, 5 pounds Royal baking-powder ; 100 pounds dried peaches, 100 pounds dried apples, 1 dozen extra brooms, 1 dozen heavy mops, 10 pounds cinnamon, 10 pounds ginger, 10 pounds allspice, 6 pounds cloves, 6 pounds pepper, 1 box German soap, 1 bolt flannel, 1 package dry goods, 2 large pack ages toys, 1 dozen bottles Lung Balsam, 2 boxes crackers- AMERICUS CHAPTER, NO. 215. The last regular convocation of this popular body of royal craftsmen was held on the 26th ult., it being the annual election of officers. After the ordinary business had been disposed of, M. E. Oscar G. Ahlstrom, the presiding officer, invited M. E. Charles H. Housley, the oldest P. H. P. of the chapter, to occupy the East. The election was most harmonious, and the choice of officers was satisfactory to all the companions. The installation ceremonies were performed by M. E. Comp. Housley in a very eloquent and impressive manner, ably assisted by SI. E. Comp. Ed. Adams, P. 11. P. of La Fayette Chapter, as Grand C. of the H. Too much praise cannot be given for the generous and substantial support extended during the past year to the High Priest as well as to the chapter, by the following companions : Charles H. Housley, Harry G. Kimber, Joseph D. Costa, Henry Kornahrens, John H. Ehnhuss, ‘William Price, Anthony Yeoman, Peter Crawford, Mar tin H. Ficken, Hugh 8. McLean, Frank Owens, Theo. Sanders, John H. Corneib, Fred. Clapp, Charles H. Williamson, and last, though not least, tho ever true friend of the chapter, Sir Knight Christopher Johnson, Past Commander of Morton Commandery, No. 4, whose interest for the welfare and prosperity of old Americus, is a household word. With the present excellent corps of officers we can, without hesitation venture the expres sion that Americus will, ere long, take its place among the first working chapters of this juris diction, and take this opportunity to congratu late M. E. Oscar G. Ahlstrom upon hm re-elec tion to the East, and likewise to the chapter on the good fortune of having secured his valuable services for another term. CHARITY LODGE, NO. 727. This flourishing young lodge still continues to gain in popularity and membership. It be ing the only lodge on the west side between Forty-seventh street and Yonkers, the increas ing growth of this section of the city promises it a glorious future. At the last communication (held Jan. 2d), R. W. Anthony Yeoman, assisted by Wor. Bro. Smillie, of Corinthian Lodge, installed the fol lowing brethren as officers for the ensuing year: Thomas Back, M.; Henry P. Nuebuhr, 8. W.; W. G. Owens, J. W.,and the other officers in regular order. R. W. Adolphus Andreas, the Masonic veteran, graced the occasion' with his presence. The" installation ceremonies were performed in a most able and eloquent manner, at the conclusion of which Wor. Bro. Smillie was elected an honorary member, the same honor having been conferred upon R. W. Bro. Yeoman several years ago. After closing the lodge, the brethren repaired to the banquet hall and partook of a game sup per, gotten up in the best style by the genial host, Mr. Philip Maling. After justice had been done the repast, numerous songs and toasts were given. R. W. Bro. Yeoman mado a neat speech, in which be credited Charity Lodge with being financially equal to many older lodges. After a few remarks by P. M. Wunnen berg and the Master-elect, and a song from R. W. Bro. Adolphus Andreas, the brethren de parted in peace. D. T. HOLIDAY BUNTING. On Monday last we accepted tho invitation of Dr. Kimmey, the retiring Master of Bunting, to assist at the usual annual jubilee, which has ever made that glorious body of craftsmen so justly famous. The East was occupied by R. W. Robert Bonynge, Past District Deputy Grand Master, who installed the officers-elect with that natural ease, grace and dignity for which he is so popularly distinguished. The remarks of the newly-installed Master, W. Harry C. Harney, were brief, in good taste, aud admirably chosen; indeed, we have rarely listened to an address on a similar occasion, given in more fitting and pleasing terms. W. Bro. William H. McDougall, ot St. John’s Lodge, who filled the role of Grand Marshal, acquitted himsell with a bonhommie that was truly refreshing, manifestly the outcome of his noble and generous nature. The entire ceremonial was marked by good feeling, generous greeting and fellowship born only of those inner teachings which go to make all mankind akin. The lodge hall, which was filled to repletion with tho membership and in vited guests, evidenced the fact that once a year at least Bunting Lodge has “a good time,” in the old-fashioned acceptation of that much-abused expression. The goodly company were subsequently in vited to partake of a banquet at Bro. George Kappel’s princely establishment, where tho tables groaned with good things and the liquids were weeping in the prospect of a lib eral patronage. It is needless to remark that full justice was done to both, as we say in the classics, Masonically, “in complete form.” After the cloth was removed, song, sentiment and story occupied the hours near low twelve, and when the lights were turned off the last bon vwant went home with his latch-key safely in his pocket. Among those present we noticed R. W. John K. Reed, D. D. G. M. of the Eighth Masonic District; R. W. John Stewart, D. D. G. M. ot the Fourth; It. W. Henry C. Banks, R. W. Cyrus O. Hubbell, R. W. Oliver G. Brady, R. W. Bro. Von Blaricom, and W. Bros. Hunter, Greenbaum; Moore, Niver, Hutchinson, Mercer and Cramer. CARTHAGE FIRE. The Grand Secretary, R. W. E. M. L. Ehlers, has forwarded to the suffering brethren of the village of Carthage, N. Y., under the late appeal ot the Grand Master, M. W. William A. Brodie, as the contributions of the lodges, three thou sand dollars, with nearly a thousand dollars in hand to be forwarded. There are many lodges which have donated sums of money, but from the neglect of some one the Grand Secretary is notin receipt of the same. It is desirable that the many lodges in the State who have not do nated to this worthy purpose do so at once, as the inclement weather demands that the re lief be immediate. Our brethren must certainly see the necessity of early and prompt action, if it is their desire to aid the unfortunate brethren of Carthage. Now is the time to stretch forth the helping hand, if there ever was a time to help distress. SUCH IS FAME. Speaking of the recent laureation of Rob Mor ris as the Masonic poet, there came to us the December issue of the New Zealand Freemason, in which we find a mutilated copy of the “ Level and Square,” which the editor says was com posed by a lady friend and sent him for publi cation. It appears funny, but, after all the year’s of the existence of this poem over the signature of its author, it would seem that the lady in question might as well have attempted to steal the Hundredth Psalm or “Auld Lang Syne.” We would advise her to try a few extracts from Shakespeare or “ Home, Sweet Home.” FLYING VISIT. United States Lodge, No. 207; Eureka Lodge, No. 243; Indenendent, No. 185; Hope, No. 244; Kane, No. 454; Washington, No. 21; St. Cecile, No. 568; St. Johns, No. 1, received the repres entative of the Dispatch with the accustomed honors due of a ehiet among them taking notes. Hope I.odge increased the salaries of their of ficers, in appreciation of their services, and Kane Lodge enjoyed the readings of Bro. Rob Morris, the poet laureate, with considerable pleasure. United States, in peaceful mood, re solved to do work lor the benefit of the craft, while Independant shook hands over thechasm of gloomy forebodings. Eureka was spending a pleasant evening, and Washington busily en gaged in working a degree. St. Cecile amusing their friends with an excellent variety enter tainment, and St. John’s doing its level best to make things agreeable to all. Thirteen Club.—The third annual dinner of these genial gentlemen will eventuate Tuesday evening next, at which we should be glad to be present it our failing eyesight would allow us to be out alter dark. While thorough ly in sympathy with them, we arc, unfortunate ly, unable to take part in their festivities. Count iisjin just the same. Request.—City members of the Su preme Council are requested to call on the As sistant Grand Secretary and obtain copies of the annual report of the’ proceedings at the late annual assembly. Tabernacle Lodge, No. 598, will confer the First Degree on Thursday evening, January 15th. Brethren are cordially invited to be present. PERSONAL. Bro. Alfred W. Royal, 8. W. ot Metropoli tan Lodge, who has been acting Master during mostjof the year just past, and is re-elected, will, we doubt not, prove to boa valuable sup port to the new Master, Wor. Louis Stamper, throughout the present year. Metropolitan Lodge is to bo congratulated upon having the continued services of such an amiable and tal ented officer as Bro. Royal has proven himself to be. BnOe Frank Kozisl, J. W. of Palestine Lodge. It affords us great pleasure to see that “ Young America ” is so well appreciated by this old and sterling lodge, as evidenced by the elevation ot Bro. K. to the station of Junior Warden. Both the lodge and our amiable brother are to be congratulated, as we deem this to be an instance of the right man in the right place. Comp. T. A. Wadsworth, D. D. S.—At the re cent annual convocation of Ancient Chapter, No. 1, this handsome and intellectual craftsman was elected to the important station of Scribe for tho ensuing year, the fraters of Ancient Chapter thereby demonstrating the fact that merit—with them, at least—should not go unre warded. Westervelt.—This Wor. Brother, Master of York Lodge, was presented at the last commun ication with a beautiful set of silverware as a token of respect, by the brethren of his lodge. Bro. Westervelt is quiet, modest, and one it is a pleasure to know, for he is indeed a worthy man and Mason. The lodge appears to be aware of this fact, and having him as Master they intend to keep him, for not only do they re-elect him, but give him other tokens of es teem, and wo can truthfully say, “Long may he live to preside over York.” A SAD LOSS. Bro. Enoch T. Carson thus speaks of the'loss of his splendid library and collections in the recent burning of the "Masonic Temple, Cincin nati : FIRE! * Yet let me weep for such a feeling loss.” This morning, December 24th, 1884, I was startled with the news that the Masonic Temple was on fire. My Masonic, Shakespearian, and miscellaneous libraries and collections were in a room in that building. The fire was under such headway when I reached it that nothing could be done toward rescuing the library from the flames. I could only stand helplessly by and view what appeared for a time to be inevi table—the entire destruction of my special col lections, which had cost me nearly forty years of labor to bring together, beside the outlay of a very large amount of money. Fortunately, however—almost miraculously I may say, for the fire was above, below, and all around tho library—the flames were subdued without burning the books in the library proper. How ever, it was a struggle between fire and water which should have the mastery, both being ma lignant and dangerous enemies to books, though of the two the latter is preferable. Water triumphed, but at the sacrifice of the beauty of many a rich and valuable volume, or sets of my dear books. “ Thus I have shunned the fire for fear of burning, And drenched me in the sea.” The curiosities, consisting of antique diplo mas, charters, patents, seals, engravings, etch ings, drawings, paintings, etc., etc., about one hundred and sixty in number, were in the museum of tho Scottish Rite, where they had been placed on loan exhibition ; every one of these were destroyed by the fire—not a shadow of them left—and now this feature of my collec tion, “Like a waxen image 'gainst a fire, Bears an impression of the thing it was.” This loss is irreparable ; many of the articles were absolutely unique, others of the greatest rarity; there was scarcely one that was com mon, and all were of great value. Now that this precious collection has been destroyed, I may venture to say, without boasting, that it was be yond all comparison tho largest and rarest aud most valuable collection of the kind, either pub lic or private, in the world ! But, enough. An nihilation has done its murderous work. I will add ns more, for "Why should calamity be full of words ?” I will only add that while the loss to me is very great, and very trying upon my feelings, yet it is more to be deplored as a public calam ity to the literature, history and archaeology of Freemasonry. 1 only lament and mourn the loss with others —those who appreciate and realize the effect of such dire disasters to literature. Such appreei ators and sympathizers are not confined to the ranks of the Masonic fraternity. That universal brotherhood of every country and tongue, em bracing all who love literature, history, art and archeology, mourn when such diasters occur. GANDER GREEN. A NEW JERSEY IDYL. Notes by the Editor—The reader will be startled to see the date in the letter from Bro. Greene. By great exertions, and at an ex pense which we trust our publisher will con sider, wo succeeded last week in getting a mes sage to Gander. He is still alive. Bro. Rawson I Pugwash, who has a stall in Washington Market, devoted mainly to beets and turnip’s, spent the Christmas week in looking him up. The difficulty was immense. There is no pub lished map of New Jersey, and Ganderville, we need not'say, is but little known to travelers. An ex-member of Congress had heard ot it, but thought it had “petered out,” whatever that means. Bro. Marcus Webb, the drummer for the Diamond Match Syndicate, was there once —where hasn’t he been ?—but it was before the war. The mail agents had no such name in their books. Various letters which we directed in plain scrip, Gander Green, Esq., Ganderville, Now Jersey, were returned to us from the post-office with taunting and indecent remarks penciled on them. We suspect a fleshy carrier of this in sult, and shall enter complaint if he does it again. But Pugwash found Gander. Pugwash is in many respects ah extraordinary man, and though in his old age he is reduced to selling beets and turnips for a living, time has been when Pug was well off. When we first knew Pugwash—but we must not digress. Instead of that we give Pug's various memorandums in the order made. “ 12, 26, 3 P. M. —Am passing myself off as a tract distributor. Jersey people are suspicious of strangers. The old widow where I got din ner says ‘they leave the gates open.’ If I never return, "see that Sewall pays my Guild money promptly. ■ No monkey work in that.” “ 12, 26, SP. M.—Lost. It is getting dark. I am in a Jersey swamp. If this is to be my end, have my valise opened and the pawnbroker’s tickets redeemed.” “ 12, 27, 9A. M.—An awful night. Not a soul came near me. I snent my time repeating ‘The Level and the Square.’ Made my breakfast of frozen turnips. Bnt lam on the track at last. A colored man says he knows where Gander Green lives. The C. M. was one of Washing ton's body guards. Tells some stories about G. W. that have quite changed my opinion of the Revolutionary hero. 'Says that G. W. ‘chawed tobacco like a angel and swore beauti fully.’ When I called his attention to Brother Green, the C. M. says he was present in court and saw him (Gander) laint when the jury swagged that SSOO on him. Says ‘he will take me to Ganderville inside ot two days if I’ll fur nish the liquor aud all tho ’baoca he can chaw.’ Have agreed to do so. Remember t his to my credit, if I get back, and if I never do, remind Uncle Dan of the promise be made me when we parted, to look alter my oats.” “ 12, 28, High noon.—Ob,what a time we have had 1 The colored gentleman got lost, and took me in sight of Trenton twice. But now we are on the straight track. I didn’t think New Jersey was so big a country. The U. S. ought to annex it. C. M. says there was talk of it once, but the cider-makers were afraid of the revenue officers. Says he—slept with George Washington many a night, and that G. W. wasn’t hall so brave a man as is commonly re ported. Says the corporal of the guard flogged G. W. onoe with his ramrod lor passing the lines without the countersign. Says the gen eral would steal tobacco out ot the haversacks ot tlie soldiers when they were asleep. Can such things be ? “12 28, 3P. M.—ln sight of Ganderville. No gates to the lots. You have to get over the leuces. I asked the C. M. how cattle aud teams got there. Says they </o round. Says that Mrs. General Washington came one day into camp to see her husband, and the two quarreled like serpents, and threw the dishes at one another. Says that G. W. would get so blind drunk he couldn’t sign his own name. Asked C. M. how old he was ? Didn’t know. Thought lie was get ting along in years. “12 28, 3:10 I’. M.—ln the streets of Gander ville. Have discharged nigger. Begin to sus pect him of lying. Says that General Washing ton used to play all fours with private soldiers on drumheads, and win stacks of Continental. Thinks that G. W. cheated. I never had my good opinion ot a man so sbobked before. Hail he told me that the Dispatch had tailed tor want of circulation, I couldn't have been more aston ished.” “12 29, 3:15 P. M.—Have found Gander’s mention it, is built ol bricks brought hundreds of years ago from Holland. Gable end toward the street, which always looks to me like an in descent exposure of a house. Do you take ?” “12 29, 3:16 P. M.—Have knocked. I feel im pressed that this is to be one of the trying moments of my existence, lam all of a trem ble. Every woman in town is looking at me through doors and windows.” “12 29, 3:20 P. M.—He is coming. I hear his step. He has a sort of rheumatic limp. And he has stopped to cough. I think he stepped on the cat and swore. Quite a crowd of boys around me. My hat is a novelty to them. Mostly they go bareheaded.” This is the close of the memorandum made by Brother liaweon Pugwash. Ou his return we cross-examined him and drew forth the fol lowing particulars; Gander Green is not the : man he was in the days ot Brother Holmes and 1 Harry Atwood. Far from it. His eyes are I very poor. Ho lias no hair to speak of, and his teeth are not within colloqual distance of each other. He has the rheumatism shockingly, and one leg is either longer or shorter than the other, Pug is not sure which. In fact, time has played old gooseberry with Brother Gander Green generally. But he is cheerful as a cricket, welcomed Pugwash with effusion, and gave him such a supper ol Jersey apples and things that the two men were arrested by the constable, a little before day, trying to wrench the knockers off the neighbors’ doors. Brother Green, how ever, is so lamblike and innocent that the ma gistrate dismissed the complaint, so far as ho was concerned. Yon see, Gander is President of the School Trustees, Master of the lodge, and a deacon in the church and, as the squire said, “If such men can’t go on a buret, once in awhile, who can?” But he pntitonto Pug wash, and if it hadn’t been that Green made in tercession, it might have proved an extradition affair. There was talk of sending him to the Penitentiary at Trenton for life. But the next night they made up for it. Gan der called his lodge together and such a time 1 Yon see every man in the place, except live, is a Mason, and high old Masons they are. The magistrate is Tyler and while the lodge was at work he was swallowing fluids. Result was, the ladies slipped in on him, took his sword away, maltreated him, gagged ;him, and locked him in the preparation room. Then one lady acted as Tyler and told the other ladies how the Masons made the signs. Imagine the J. D’s surprise when he opened the door to give a message, and faced his mother-in-law. Door was flung open; forty-nine ladies entered. All Eastern Star members. Baskets of cakes and pies ; bottles opened. At 3 o’clock in the morn ing ladies went home. Then the Masons went out scouting, tore off every knocker in Gander ville, lifted the town-bull into tho belfry of the church, changed all the signs and forced the Methodist preacher to go with them under pledge of good usage. Pugwash says that Gan derville, the next morning, looked like the vil lage of IVaggleburgh in South Carolina, after Wilson’s Zouaves had raided it. But, not to dwell. Pugwash staid three days and came home. Never had such good treat ment in all his life. Saw everything, visited, everybody, helped got the town-bull down to the ground, and got hooked in the attempt. Ladies delightfully hospitable ; asked him tril lions of questions about New York fashions. Pug doesn’t go much for fashions but gave them his opinion, hesitatingly, that the coalscuttle bonnet and big sleeves are not so much worn as they were; that large gold beads are rarely seen in necklaces, and that hoopskirts are col lapsing. He says he undertook to walk with a lady and what with the big sleeves and bottom skirts, he drew his left arm from the shoulder blade. Since his return he has rather shunned us, and we are apprehensive that something is wrong between him and tho lady Gandervillers. But there is time enough to inquire into that, and we must close the present article with Gander Green’s letter. “Ganderville, N. J., 30 Dec., 1884. “ Mv Dear Simons : “ I remember you. Holmes used to predict you would make your mark, and you have. They say when you was Grand Master yon set tled all the questions in Masonic Law. I wish you would move over here. We have lots of unsettled questions. “Old Dad is dead. He passed away easy. I had given him his cough medicine and set him up in front of mother’s picture where he used to speiid an hour or two every day. I went out to do a few chores and when I came in and went to put him into hie bed the old man was gone. He was over a hundred; jnst as good a piece of old metal as ever was ham mered. He loved masonry. Didn't owe a man a cent. I miss him. We gave him a royal burial. “How astonished to see Brother Rawson Pug wash. My heart went out to him at the first sight. We spent the night talking about masonry, quiet and lawful. Anything you hear to the contrary don’t believe it (Remainder of letter next week.) ftUESTIONS-THOUGHTS-IDEAS. A. A.—ln case of a brother under charges be ing tried, has a member of another lodge the right to be present? Answer— No; on the contrary, his attempt to put in an appearance would be simply an im pertinence that should be rebuked. Honors to Bro. Kit Carson.—ln Taos County, New Mexico, some 1,200 persons assembled on Sunday, December 27, to do honor to the remains of the great scout, soldier and Freemason, Kit Carson. The affair was con ducted under the auspices ot “The Grand Array of the Republic,” of New Mexico, and was an immense success. The address was de livered by Anthony Joseph, Congressional Dele gate. A memorial tablet was dedicated bearing the simple inscription “ Kit Carson, died May 23, 1868, aged fifty-nine years.” In this part of the world it looks a little slow to wait seventeen years after a man's death before honoring him with a tablet. Masonic Veterans of Lookport sat down to an excellent menu, under the fostering care of Veteran John Hodge, the President, on the evening of the 29th of December, at Ma sonic Hall in that city. Of course when the Old-Young-One’s get together a good time is had by telling of another in the good old days of our Masonic forefather’s. The speeches were good, wit reigned supreme, mirth pre vailed and each eye surrounded by erow tracks of beauty smiled its sweetest smile all along the line. ’Tis well. P. S.—We expect a pass over the road for the congratulation. Do you mind, Most Venerable. Calendars.—lf any of our friends would like to send us a calendar for 1885, now is a good time to begin. We were largely hon ored last year, and would be glad of a continu ance. Greenwood Chapter, No. 265, will assist at the installation of its recently elected officers to-morrow evening, and will be pleased to welcome visiting companions. OFFICERS RECENTLY ELECTED. J.ODGEB. ATLAS, 316. Benjamin A Clooney, M; Henry F. Brown. S W; Alexander H Dixon, J W; Dearborn G Piper, Treaa; Albert H Dakin, Sec; David Maclntyre, S D; Jasper Nichols, J D; Jules Fijux, Ogden B Comings, M C; William Barr, Fred Mealio, Stewards; Thomas McLeese, Marshal; George M Hays, Chaplain; George A Russell, Organist; William Smith, Tyler; John Boyd, Louis Koelsch, Alex Frazer, Trustees; Edward Dodd, Joseph F Tobiu, Henry Simpson, Finance Committee. BROOKI.YN, 288. M D Moxley, M; Charles M Stafford, SW; .1 M Rorke, J W; Robert Barr, Treas; John Martin, Sec; John Pepper, SD; Fred W Kratz, J D; William J Bolton. George B Weed, MC; Robert West. Chap lain; 1' Marschalk, Tyler; C E Smith, Organist; Henry J Smith, R W Riker, Joseph Wilkinson, Trus tees. CHARITY, 727. Thomas Back, M; Henry P Niebuhr, 8 W; William GOwens, J IV; William F Niebuhr, SD; Roderick Boehler, JD; Charles Eiseman, Treas; David Tay lor, Sec; J A Wunnenberg, Chaplain; Thomas Mel lor. Hugo Homelyn, M C; James M Smith, Organist; H B Boldtman, Marshal; 8 Schwab, Trustee; W 8 Moore, Tyler; W W Douglass, James B Boss, Stew ards. DANIEL CARPENTER, 645. A Culbert, M ; Emos Dutcher, 8 W ; Jno H. Dorn, JW; A P Lock wood, Treas ; W W Wood, Sec ; E D Smith, Marshal; N Lockwood, Ch plain ; Samuel Moore, 8 D ; E D Smith, J D ; J B Lockwood, Charles BoakMC; MP Tilloitson, Organist; HD Seward, Tyler; A J Conley, J Tuomey, J H Munn, Trustees. MNG ISLAND, 382. Thomas C Morris, M; James Bohen, 8 W; La fayette Halsey, J W; Samuel W Cornell. Treas; John C Heineman, Sec; Philip Munnich, 8 D; W Rose Kinsman, J D; John Burke, Chaplain; Frederick Preston, Organist; Harry Marshall, Assistant Organ ist; George Bernhardt, William E James, M C; J T Norton, George Williamson, Victor A Harder, Trust ees; Walter P Cutler. 8 H Mildenberg, Abram No den, Finance Committee; H L Bryant, George M Wait, Jr, Charles W Swan, Edwin F Page, Charles G Suydam, Committee on Claims; Charles I. Clark, Marshal; P C Wilson, Tyler. NATIONAL, 209. James R Canuiff, M; David Newmark, 8 W; Hugh Hawthorn, J W; J L Voorhees, Treas; E Percival, Sec; C DeMilt. S D; Isaac Stahl, j’D; Dr. H Lambert, Bernhardt Fisehel, M C ; Wm Kayl ton, Chaplain : Charles LLeopold, Marshal ; Gideon Froelich, Organist ; A D Weil, Tyler; Wm Kayton, Samuel Weil, Bernard Stahl, Finance Committee ; Goodman, Abraham 1 Goodman, Charles L Trustees, SOCRATES, 505. John W. Fleck, M; Wm Wieber. S W; Henry F W Blumor, JW; Henry Westphal, Treas; Wm Maack, Sec; Aug Slrohacher, S D; A Gerling, J D; K Hy Schumann, Louis Dieffenbacll, M C; W Stenikopf, Chaplain; John Roeszler, P Gorth, Jr, Stewards; John Marx, Organist ; John Jooss, Tylei;; L Jaegg, B Meyer, H Guth, Trustees. VERITAS, 734. Dennis Redmond. M: James N Johnson, S W; ■lolin C Koopmau, J W: Bichard Koch, Treas: John IV Sokell, Sec; Daniele Springsteel, 8 D; Martin Jackman, J D; Duuliaiu Emery, John W Seallon, M C; Eugene Brown, Chaplain; Fred D Gibb, Marshal; Phillip G Jeffreys, Adam J Engelhard, Stewards; Ernst Werngman. Charles Heckman Jr. Louis Hein, Trustees; James B Taylor, Organist; John T Beck, Tyler. CHARTERS. SYLVAN, 18S. John D Tilers, H P: Stephen Cramer, K; Ezra A Tuttle, 8; James Pettit, Treas; T W McDowell, Sec: John G Lord, C of H ; Hy Ungrieh. Jr, RAC; GM Walgrove.PS; C H Francis, MSV; J M B Bobin son, M 2 V; Jas E Poole, M 1 V; W Demarest, Organ ist; Geo B Mclntosh, Tyler. COUNCILS. ADELPHIC, 7. P C Benjamin, T I M; Alex Butts, D M; Fred Ran ter, PC W; Jno W Coburn, Bee; Royal E Deane, Treas; H G Carter, C of G; G W Van Buskirk, C of C; Allan Mason, Steward; Bev Jno F Steen, Chaplain; Wm Downs, Marshall; Jno Hoole, Sentinel. UNION, 2. E W Bradley, M; W Walcott Marks. D P M: Mar vin H Conklin. P C W; John F Baldwin, Treas; Miles W Goodyear, Recorder; Jos S Conway, C of G; Howell Vail. C of C; AG Goodall, Chaplain; Ed ward Kneale, Steward; Geo C Rexford, Organist; John Hoole, Sentinel. L.AJBOK. 1.-VCHANGi;. Young F. and A. M. (25), seeks clerical position—book-keeping or anything where a Jive man would he of value. Address, F. A. Bi ck.man, No. 330 E. Thirty-ninth street, city. A Master Mason, who has a large family, is out of employment. Wants work immediately as Cjerk, Collector or Book-keeper, or to make himself g -n-rally useful. Address, C. 1). A.. No. 133 Powers street, Brooklyn, E. D. 5 OTARY AND COMMISSIONER TRE STATES, Henry C. 13 a nits. LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICES of HANKS .t B ANKS I Noe. 3 JOHN ST. and 192 BKC'ADWAY. Houfee ; No. 131 Ea>t 127th at., cor. J.exingt«>n are.. NEW VOBli CITY. I Wanted—To engage, for six months, a Knight Templar to travel as an Assistant and Advance Agent of a Lecturer. Ma t have age and experience. A salary and traveling expenses will be paid. Give real name arid Masonic standing. No personal in terview until after correspondence. Address M. 8. S. at this office. ~ GRAND DRILL AND BALL IN AID OF THE Bartholdi Statue, BY IVANHOE AND MONROE COMMANDERIES, AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, Monday Afternoon and Evening, Jan. 26, 1885. CHILDREN’S MATINEE, at 2 P. M. Admission (Adults), 50 cents; Children, 25 cents, without extra charge. DRILL AND DANCING TO 6 P. M. EVENING, at 8:30 o’clock, Grand Drill by Monroe Drill Corps, Special by COLUMBIAN, No. I.oIN. Y„ and DK WITT CLINTON, No. 27, of Brooklyn, followed by a Ball. MUSIC BY 54th REGIMENT BAND, 01 Rochester. Wardrobe Checka, SI.OO. Boxes, Ac., to be obtained from JOSEPH F« WARING, No. 24 Fourth ave., N. Y. William H. Heathcote, WATCHES, JEWELRY AND DIAMONDS. Masonic Jewelry a, specialty. No. 31 PARK ROW, WORLD BUILDING (opp. Post Office) and No. 184 CHATHAM SQUARE, above Worth street. m ystic shrine badges FROM 8 TO 15 DOLLARS. WARRANTED 14 CARAT GOLD. GENUINE TIGER’S CLAWS. WM, 11. GAMMON, No. 43 Chatham street. N. Y. TalestiW OOMMANDERY RECEPTION, METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1835. Boxes to be liad from William R. Carr, Produce Exchange; Horace 11. Brockway, Ashland House, 4tli Avenue and 24th. st. TICKETS AT POND’S MUSIC STORE, UNION SQUARE; STEIN WAY HALT.; MASONIC TEMPLE! TYSON'S, FIFTH AVENUE AND WINDSOR HOTELS, AND GILSEY HOUSE NEWS STANDS; ALL THE PRINCIPAL HOTELS AND MUSIC STORES, AND FROM MEMBERS OF THE OOMMANDERY. JAMESIUOS, MANUFACTURER OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR’S, MASONIC, AND ALL KINDS OF SOCIETY GOODS, No, 133 GRAND STREET, CORNER OF CROSBY. MASONIC DIRECTORY. NEW YORK. ST. JOHN’S, No. 1, meets the second and fourth Thursdays each month, Tonic Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. William H. McDougal, M. Wm. H. Gedney, Trcas. A. J. Agate, 8. W. Joseph Hurd, Sec. A. J. Phillips, J. W. LODGE OF ANTIQUITY, No. 11, meets the second and fourth Thursdays each month, Clinton Room, Masonic Hall, Twenty-third street and Sixtii avenue. Adolph <’. Wolf. M. Francis Vogel, Treas. Henry stollens, S. W. Isaac Simonson, Sec., Wm. E. Bergmanu, J. W. Room No. 65 Astor House. PIONEER, No. 20, meets first, third and fifth Mondays, at Eastern Star Hall, Third avenue, corner of Seventh street. John W. Rowan, M. David W. Higgins, Treas. L. W. Duessing, 8. W. John M. Robin-on, See. T. F. Rudolph, J. W. ALBION, No. 20, meets second and fourth Wedne days w each month, Doric Room. Masonic Tample. * John Stewart, M. Ed vard Taylor, P. M., Treas. E. 8. Cooper, S. W. C. Van Kcuren, M. I)., Sec. Jeff. E. Thum, J.W. DIRIGO, No. 30, meets the first and third Mon ti ay ofeach month. German Bank Building, Fourteenth street and Fourth avenue. Aaron Morris, M. IL IL Nest rock, Treas. John A Sampson, S. W. William R. O’.droyd, Sec. 8. Blunt, J. W. HOWARD, No. 35, meets in the Dorio Room, Masonic Temple, second and fourth Fridays. Geo. 1.1. FitzwilsoD, M. Alfred B. Price, Treas. Chas. IL Heyzer, S. W. Horace Metcalf. .'•ec. Chas. S. Ward, J. W. MARINERS’, No. 67 ; meets first and third Mon days eaeh month, at German Masonic Temple, No. 220 East, Fifteenth street. R. W. PAIN, M. Edwin B. Fepi et, Sec. No. 106 .Second avenue. MONTGOMERY, No. 68, meets in the Doric Room, Masonic Temple, every first and th.rd Monday evenings, at 7:30 o'clock. F. O. Woodruff, Treas. W. P. Worst er. M. D. M. F. W. McGowen, Sec., J. Wesley Smith. S. W. Box No. 68, Masonic Temple. Thos. J. I’ardy, J. W. NAVAL, No. 69, meets on ths Second and Fourth Wednesdays of each month at Eight, P.M., in Clinton Room Masonic Temple. Matthew Hettrick. Treas. Washington Mullin, M. Thos. J. Keyes, Secretary, John J. Bar, 8. SV. No. b!2 E. 46th St. .’a tics Berry, J. W STRICT OBSERVANCE, No. 94, meets second and fourth Tuesdays each month, at No. 953 Third ave nue, cor. Fifty-seventh street. EDWARD GIBB, M. James F. Bragg, Treas. Samuel O. Williamson, S.W. Henry Strick, Sec., Levi Gibb, J. W. Address. No. 34 Beekman Place OCEAN, No. 156, meets at No. 289 Bleecker street, every second and fourth Thursdays of each month. H. C. Boniface, M. James Luker, Treas. Alonzo C. Brackett, S. W. Louis Fransway, Sec, P. J. Looney, J. W. Nos. 157 and 15'.’ Hester st. INDEPENDENT, No. 185, meets first and third Mondays of each month, at German Ma-miic Temple, East Fifteenth street. Arthur Flecknoe, M. William IJanna, Treas. Isaac S. Gilbert. S, W. George M. Johnson. Sec., John W. Hurt, J. W. No 91 Bedlbr I s.reet. MUNN, No. 190, meets on the second and fourth Thursday evenings, at Livingston Room, Ma sonic Temple. ‘ ROBERT BOTHWELL, M John Maguire, Treas. S. A. Harwood, Sr., S. W. Ezra B Stock vis. Sec. Thomas Maguire, J. W. PIATT, No. 194, meets first and third Thurs days of each month, Decker Building, No. 33 Union Square. George McAlear. M. Smith S. Eaton, Treas. Allan Mason. S. W. Wm. J. Jessup, See.. (’has. Emmett, J. W. Residence, No. Jl Norfolk street, < ity. TEMPLAP., No. 203, meets first, third, and fifth Fridays in each month, at No. 161 Eighth a\euue, cor ner ot Eighteenth street. Geo. Banlield, Treas. Charles N. Jone*?, M. James S. Stitt, Sec. W. J. 1,. Maxwell. S.W. Thos. Longhrey, Tyler. Geo. W. Heimel, J. W. UNITED STATES, No. 207, meets in Clinton Rooms, Masonic Temple, Twenty third street and Sixth avenue, first and third Mondays. John Salt, Sec., Jr*. C. Baldwin, M. lies., 200 Wii-son st., Brooklyn, E. D. NATIONAL, No. 209, meets in Clinton room. Ma sonic Temple. 23d Street and 6th Avenue, Second and Fourth Fridays each month. D. EDGAR ANTHONY, M. J. L. Voorhees, Treas., David Newmark. S.W. E. Percjv v-, Sec., Geo. H. Stetson, J W. Res. 1.0703 d Avenue. PACIFIC, No. 233, meets the first and third Thursdays, at 7:45 p. M., in Corinthian Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. William Jobn-ton, M. Henry Lee, Treas. John T. Lee, S. W. James Hyde, Sec., John Bridinger, J. W. Address, No. 19 Fourth st. Brooklyn, E. D. EUREKA, No. 243, meets at Decker Rooms, No. 33 Union Square, on the first and third Mondays in each month, at 8 o’clock, P. M. George Baker, M. Philip Franklin, Treas. John S. C. Bailey, S. W. William Squire. Sec., Frederick Voss, J. W. No. 258 Washington st., Brooklyn. HOPE. No. 241, meets first and third Tuesdays of each month, Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty third street and Sixth avenue. SAMUEL J. CAMPBELL. M. War. E. Lawrence, Treas. Alfred L. Kyer. S. W. Chas. Miller, Jr.. Sec. Isaac Fromm e. J. W. CHARTER OAK LODGE, No. 219, meets sec ond and fourth Fridays, at German Masonic Temple, No. 220 East Fifteenth ,-treet. James Y. Watt ins, Treas. Chai les F. Howard, M. . Charles V. Pace, Sec.. Charles H. Koenig, S. W. No. 206 Henry st., N. Y, Ch arks W. Osn-itag, J.W. JOHN D. WILLARD, No. 250, meets first and th>rd Wednesdays of each month, Grand O; era House, Eighth avenue and Twenty-third street. William M. White. M. William H. Hawks, Treas. Waldo IL Richatd on, S.W. Thomas J. Drew. Sec., George A. Cole, .1. W. No. 129 9th ave. \ isitii g brethren cordially welcomed. CHANCELLOR WALWORTH, No. 271, meets firs: and third Thursdays of each month, Doric Room, Masonic Hail, 23d sueuc and Sixth aven ,e. Wright D. I’liunall, M. Geo. W Millar, Treas., Wm. M. Legg-it. s. W. F. W. Herring, Sec., Andrew LI. Kellogg, J. W. No. 841 Broadway, N. Y MYSTIC TIE, No. 272, meets first, third and fifth Tuesdays at Eastern Star Hall. cor. Seventh street and Third avenue. HENRY BARTLETT, M. Jas. P. Snyder, Treas. — , S. W. Uiixs. W. Kattkll, Sec. Wm. Lathers, J. W. Secretary’s address, 216 M e. t I. th »iie t. ARCTURUS, No. 274. —Regular communications of Arctu us L-dge are held at Miller s Hall. No. 202 F. 86th sire«t, S. E.•cor. 3d avenue, on the Lr.'t and thiid Tuesday o each months. .'ohn F.. Wangle •. W Char" s ’•n v, Treas W Hiam Kurz. S. W. David i. Williams, S c. Cha les A Steyens, J. W. SYLVAN GROVE, No. 275, meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, a 1 eight o'clock P. M.. in Livingston Room, Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue ai.d Twenty-third street. John 11. Hart, Trwas. Richard Kirby. M. Edgar Kirby. See. Wm. Madara, S. W. I or. Dept. N. Y. P. O. Wm. Helms, J. W. GEORGE WASHINGTON, No. 285, meets first, third and filth Fridays of each month,.at Eastern Star IJa’l, corner Seventh street and Third aven te. Adolphus D. I’ape, M. A. IT. Bradley. Treas. R. Sommers, S. W. Jared A. Timpson, Sec. W. P. Kent. J. W. ACACIA, No. 327, meets firstand Third Tues days, Clinton Room, Masonic Temple. Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. IJowcll Vail, M. William Boeckel, Treas. H<mry Rabbag*-. S. W. Frank A. Hovey, Sec- James Guest, J. W. NEW YORK, No. 330, meets the first and third Wednesdays each month, Dor e Room, Temple, Twenty third street and Sixth avenue. John Jay Grittir, M. Cha*. T>. Shepard. Treas. E. B. Valcmine, S. W. E. W. Bradley, Sec. Vai Schnci-.ier, J. W. 4 PUTNAM, No. 338, meets the first and third Fridays ol each month, in Tuscan Room, Masonic Tem ple. JOHN PRENTICE, M. Joseph Applegate, Treas. Wm. e. Hunt, S. W. Francis W. Judge Sec. L. F. fechtman, J.W. ; PURITAN, No. 339, meets first and third Wed- I needays, eaeh month, in Clinton Room, Temple, Tweu- I ly-third street and Sixth avenue. A. B. HAYNES, M. Louis P. Rollwagen, Treas., John T. Willis, S. I A. S. Cochrane, Sec., Frank R. McMillan, J. W, AuELI'HIC, No. 348.—The regular coiuinnni- i cations are held on the first and Third Tuesday* u 'e.u h i month, at 8 o’clock, P. M., m lonic Room, Masonic Tem- 1 pie. P. c. Rena m in, M. J W. Sand ord. Treas. H H. f. me s w. Wm. H. Jiimt* Sec. W. E. Mar.enner, J. W. LASINCERITE, No. 373 -Thia lodge, working ! in the Frei c i language, holds its regular communica- ' lions on the lir.-i. and third Mondays oi each month, in ' Livingston Room, Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue and Twenty-third straet. GEO. F.HBIDET, M. F. Ta iff ter. Sec., No. 682 Si xth avenue, city. CITY, No. iOS, meets second and fourth Mon- . days, Jouic Room, Masdnic Halt. 23d street and Sixtii avenue HENRY MULLER. M. cm a.-, samtlep.ex', 'Deas. A. A. Cauldwell.S. W. alex. M iCKjSee. Henry G. Keim, J. w. KANE, No. 1-5-I.—Regular communications of 1 Kane L« dg« are held on the first, ihird and fifth Tue.» days in Doiiz Room, Maronie Temple. Joseph J. Little, M. i Chas. A. Whitney, Jr., Treas. Thos. E. Slewart, S. W. Lenry W. L’enoyar, Sec. Cornelius Waydell, J. W. | GREENWICH, No. 467, meets the second and .our h i ri s of each month, Grand Opera House, I Tweiuy third street and Eighth avenue. Wn>. A So*. J;alp!> Mayers, M. John Geagen, Treas. Geo. Ji. Skene, S. W. Russell G. Burroughs, J. W. I TECUMSEH, No. 487, meets first and third Thursdays of each month, at Eastern Star Hall, Thlr( avenue and Seventh street. t Wm. Kemble Hal), M. .Tames Stone. Treas. Joseph Hoffman, S. W. F. E. Davis, Sec., DavidE. Allen, J. W. No. 351 Second avenue. CORINTHIAN, No. 488, meets second and fourth Thursdays, at Grand Opera House. 23d street and Bth avenue, at 8 P. M. Ot-car G. Ahlstrom, M. Geo. Stone, Treas. Fred. K. Van < o iri, 8. W. Geo. F. Thornton, Sec. Thomas Bonner, J. W. PARK, No. 516, meets first and third Tuesdays, at Turn Hall, No. 341 West Forty-seventh street. , r , George W. Crogier, M. Charles Lehntter, Treats. Wm. W. Seymour, S. W. ; Horatio Sands, Sec. E. Winterbottom, J. W. ARCHITECT, No. 519, meets every second and fourth Wednesdays, in.Parepa Hall, northeast corner of Eighty-sixth street and Third avenue, at 7:30 P. M. Norman L. Niver, M. N. J. Hebbard, 8. W. • . V. Schaefer. Treas, Robt. N. Disbrow, J.W. A. 11. Cantor, Sec. Theo. E. Zocher, S. D. ST- CECILE, No. 568, meets the fkst, third and fifth Tuesday afternoons each month, at 1:30 P. M.. at No. 115 West Twenty-third street, Koster’s Building. Visitors are always welcome. JOHN H. ALLEN, M. Laurence O’Reilly Sec. TABERNACLE, No. 598, meets first and third Thursdays of each month, Grand Opera House, Eighth avenue and West Twenty-third street. Thomas Burton, Treas. Wm. J. Grow, M. D. R. Woolh-tt, See., Thomas Orr, S. W. No. 166 Eighth avenue. Edward Reid, J. W. PERFECT ASHLAR, No. 601, meets first and third Thursdays, in the Doric Room, German Masonic Temple, Fifteenth street, east of Third avenue. Ixmls Greenbaum, Treas. W. L. Darmstadt, S. W. Henry Willson, Seq, Edward Tucker, J. W. GIRARD, No. 631, meets first Friday in each month. Livingston Room, Masonic Temple. T1 ios. P. Clench. Sec. < has. H. Luscomb, M. Julius Blankedstein. Treas. Peter G. Arnott, SW. Andre.v Stewart, J. W. PRUDENCE, No. 632, meets second and fourth Fridays each month, German Masonic Temple, No. 220 East 15th street. JOHN H. CONWAY, M. Henry Bopp, Treas. L. Ingwersen, S. W. B. F. Corley. Sec. Thomas Tipper. J. w. COPESTONE, No. 641, meets every second and fourth Wednesday, at BP. M., in the Corinthian Room. Masonic Temple. John H. Grant, M. Martin Kalb, Treas. William McFaul, S. W. 11. T. Gibson, Sec. William J. Mathews, J. W. EMANUEL, No. 654, meets second and fourth Thursdays each month,-Koster & Bials Hall, No. 117 Vest Twenty-third street. Gustave Baum, M . M. Laski, Treas. Mayer Goodman, S.W. Leonard Leisersohn, Sec. A. H. Fleischer, J, W. BUNTING, No. 655, meets first and third Mon* days ofeaeh month, cor. 124th street and Third avenue. Harl« i m. Harry C. Harney, M. Cyrus O. Hubbell, Treas. Theo. A. Jasper, S. W. Z. T. Benson Sec. Fred. M. Randall, J. W. LIVINGSTON, No. 657, meets first and third Mondays, at Tuscan Rooms. Masonic Temple. Music by the Livingston Lodge Vocal and Instrumental Quar tet,tes. J. M. PURDY, M. Wm. Scott, Treas. Samuel Cardwell, S. W. Geo. Hayes, p. m., Sec. Theodore Lane, J. W. REPUBLIC, No. 690, meets first and third Fri days of eaeh month, Doric Room, Temple, Twenty third street and Sixth avenue, at 7:45 P. M. GEORGE E. PAYNE, M. B. Brown, Treas. B. C. Williams, S. W. J. W. Stopford, Sec. G. W. Borrey, J. W. TUSCAN, No. 704, meets second and fourth Tuesdays, each month, at Ceres Hall, corner of Fulton and Troy avenues. Thomas Isted, M. George Monsees, Treas. August Studwell. S. W. Camille I’. Gavey, Sec William Nathan, J. W ANCIENT, No. 724, meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in Tuscan Rooms, Masonic Temple. Edward S. Post, M. Harris IL Crane, Treas. Charles T. DunwelJ, 8. W. Clare W. Eeames, sec. Rudolph Smith, J. W. No. 317 Past 10th street. STU YVES ANT, No. 745, meets second and fourth Wednesday evenings. Eastern Star Hall, Third avenue and Seventh street. B. T. Atkinson, Treas. ARCH. T. BANNING, M. Wu. H. Leech. Sec., Isaac Woon, S. W. No. 9 st. Mark’s Place. Richard Raleigh. J. W. ROOME, No. 746, meets first and third Mon« days, in lonic Rooms, Masonic Temple. Wm. E. T. Simes, Treas. Geo. D. Emerson, S W Amos Brown, Sec. Frank V. Santord, J. W. CHARITY, No. 727, meets first and third Fri days o each month, at their rooms, Boulevard and U est Seventy-fourth street. Thomas Back. M. Chas. Lisman, Treas. H. P. Nfebubr, 8. W. David Taylor, Sec., W. G. Owens, J. W. 10;h avo., bet. 93th and 100th its. VERITAS LODGE, No. 734, meets every second and fourth Mondays, at German Masonic Temple, No, 220 East Fifteenth st. EUGENE BROWN, M. Richard Koch, Treas. Dennis Redmond. S W. M. John W. Sokkll. See. Jas. N. Johnson, j. w. GOLDEN RULE LODGE, No. 770, meets every first and third Wednesday evenings at their rooms, cor. of 130th st. and Third avenue. CHARLES H. FRANCIS, M. Patrick J. Owens. Treas., Sidney J. H. Hower, s. W W. IL Strahan, Sec., Joseph Murphy, J. VV. CHAPTERS. METROPOLITAN CHAPTER, No. 140, R. A. M. meets the third Monday in each month, in the Egvp tian Rojms, Ma-onic Temple. Twentv-third street and Sixth avenue. E. Porter Cook v, 11. F. J. B. Hunter, K. M. Silber>tein, S. B. Pyser, Treas. Wm. L. Darmstadt. See. ADELPHIC, No. 158, meets 2d and 4th Wed nesdays of each month, in Egyptian Room, Matonic Temple p. c. Beniamin, 11. P. J V. Kr >y. Treas. R. G. Larason, K. wid. H innet, Sec., H. J. Emerson, Scribe. Res., 102 Sixth avenue. MANHATTAN, No. 184, meets the first and third Wednesdays ol each month, in the Egyptian Rooms, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. w. p. Worst er, 11. P. F. Oscar Woodruff, Treas. Wm. H. Smith, K. Frank Magee, See., s. M. Perkins, 8. Box 184, Masonic Tkmpie. WASHINGTON, No. 212, meets the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of each month, at No. 161 Eighth avenue, corner of West Eighteenth srreet. A. B. Haynes. Treas. Irving Hazelton, H. P. Henry'll. Seward, Sec., A. G. Vail. K. No. 77 Clinton Market. J. B. Mockabee, 8. COMMANDERIES. COLUMBIAN, No. 1, assembles in conclave thiru Tuesday, each month, Masonic Temple, Twenty third street and sixth avenue. W. D. MAY. C. Alfred B. Price, Treas. Chas. A. Benedict, G Fred, av . Herring, Rec. Joseph E. Miller, c. G. MORTON, No. 4, assembles in conclave second and fourth Mondays each month, Tritan Room Masonic Hall. WM. 11. McDOUGALL, E. C. Aether Boyce, Sr., Treas. John Low. Gen. Wm. L. Gardner, Rec. John W. Kykler,Cart- Gen. PALESTINE, No. 18, assembles in conclave first and third Mondays each month, Asylum, Tempi© Twenty-third strtfet and Sixth avenue. Wm. R. Carr, Treas. James W. Bowden, Geo. Chas. S. Champlin, Rec. Wayne Litzenberg, C. G. CIEUR DE LION, No. 23, assembles in conclave second and fourth Fridays of each month, at Masonic Temple, Twenty-tliird street and Sixth avenue. JOHN A. MAPES, C. Edwin R. McCarty, Treas. Henry' F. Hhrknkr, G Charles W. Sv, Roc. Thos. B. Ixness, C. G. MANHATTAN OOMMANDERY, No. 31, assem bles in regular conclave on the second and fourth Wed nesdays ot each month, Northeast corner of Fifty seventh street and Third avenue. CHARLES P. MuFADDLN, C. Martin Kalb, Treas. John B. Hill, G. . John Hole, Rec., C. V. R. Ackerman, C. P. O Address. No. 43 Bleecker street. IVANHOE, No. 30, assembles in conclave third Friday each month, bank building. Fourteenth, street, and Fourth avenue. JAMES McGRATH, E. C, Wm. 1L Peckham, Treas. John Caunt, G. Wm. H. Armeiei.d, Rec, J. M. Knapp. C. Q. CONSTANTINE, No. 48. assembles in conclave second and fourth Tuesdays ot each month, cor. 130th street and Thiid avenue, Harlem. J. R. MACGREGOR. E. C. Thomas w. Timpson, Treas. Wm. 11. De graap, Gen. J. I. Conklin. Rec. James Cochrane, c. G. YORK OOMMANDERY, No. 55, assembles in Regular Conclave on the first Wednesday of eack month, at Masonic Temple, cor. Twenty third atrtel and Sixth avenue. 11. Hutchison, Treas. WILSON G. FOX. E. Q. Alexander W. Murkay, Rec. geo. AV. Anderson, G. Residence. No. 259 Humboldt Jas. S. Manning. C. G. st... Brooklyn E. D. ADELPHIC, No. 59, (Mounted) moots in con clave first and third Thursdays, each month, atMaeoni© Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. EDWARD DODD, C. J. W. Sandford, Treas. Wai. Wallace Wale mb, Q. W. H. Innet, Rec. J. O’Neil, C. G. COUNCILS, B. S M. UNION, No. 2, assembles every third Saturday in the .Ma-onic Temple, Sixth avenue and Twenty-bird street. E. W. Bradley, M. ' Miles W. Goodyear, Rec. ADELPHIC COUNCIL, No. 7, R. and S. The regular assemblies are held on the first Saturday of each month, in the Council Chamber, Masonic Templet Sixth ave. and 23d st. C. Beniamin, T 1 M. John W. Coburn, Rec. Alex. Butts, 1). M. Koya! E. Deane, Trcafi. Fred. Kanter, P. C. W. NOBI.ES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE. MECCA TEMPLE, A. A. 0., holds its sessions at Masonic Temple, New York city on the eaM day of every .Mohammedan month, of which due notice will b? given. Walter M. Fleming, Grand Potentate. A. W. Peters. Chief Rabban. Philip ( . Benjamin, Assistant Rabban. Charles H. Hevzer. High Prophet. Joseph B. Eakins, Director. Wm. S. Fatcrs'-n, Grand Recorder. ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE. (Four Bodies.) THE LODGE OF PEBFECTION OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chamber, Masonic Temple, on the first Tuesday of every month atß P. M. Chart.es S. Ward, 1). M. JOSEPH B. EAKINS. M. N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. George Wood, S. W. Wm. S. Paterson. Sec. G. W. Van Buskirk, J. W. Ao. 4 >5 Fourth avenue. THE COUNCIL OF PRINCES OF JERUSALEM OK NFW YORK OITY meets at Consistorial t.'liamber, Mosonic Temple, on the tliird Saturday ol every monlli, at 8 P M ‘ STEPH. D. AFFLECK, D. M. WM. J. LAWLESS, M Edwin Bouton. Treas. Oscar G. Ahlstrom, 8. W. WM.>. Pa r erson, Sec., G eo. W. Van Busk irk J.W No. 455 Fourth avenue. THE CHAPTER OE ROSE CROIX. OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chamber, Masonif Temnle. on the fourth Saturday of every month m ip * M ’ GEORGE W. MILLAR, AL BERANCS BOWEN, OratOT. ALFRED B. PRICE. 8. W. N. Ponce de Li on. Treas. Arthur B.town.shknd,J.W. Wm. S. Fa i ERSON, Sec., No. 455 Fourth avenue. THE CONSISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY, 8. P. r s meets at Consistorial Chamber, Masonic Temple uheu speeiauy convened. McCLENACHAN . FM I. Ehlers, IstL. C. Charles"H. Heyzer,2d L. C. George B. Browne, Treas. Wm. D. Garrison, M. Stat* Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., No. 455 Fourth avenue. BROOKLYN. LEXINGTON, Xo. 310, meets every Monday “™'-l? l 0 ‘Sons H.’nißßS. M. JOUS T. sburnwELL, Sec. Jobs KKsn.ua.Dv.nn, S.W. COSMOPOLITAN, No. 555, meets every Tues iu Moßl * sue 6 »ph w t tain Mvkrs, Treaa Thomas Tiotw. 8. w. Edward sloggatt Sec. V. Irving 1 hilips, J. W. Fl’criD Xo. G'.G, meets second and fourth Wednesdays, e.e . month, No. 413 BedlW, n Fredl'nee;. Treas. G. M. ra -g r. S, W. Terry Emm 1, bee. J - l. ahe., a. vv. TUSCAN No. 701, meets second and fourth 1 Tuesdays’, each month, at Ceresi Hall, corner ol Fulton ami Trov avenues. JAMES uoealmi.dj, m. <;eor.:b MONSEES, Treai THOMAS "• f?7FT Xo 7:U meets every first, third and fifth i«.idtv«. 'm Atlclplil Hall. No- IC7 siielihi street, *M\i tie av mie, Brooklyn, at i, f . \l. Cao W roiv -I l< Treas. Herthbert r. Ketcham, M. . '.I noli, re- Henry A. Taj lor, s. w. 3 Ormond Plaae. A. I’. Higgins, ,l. W. COVENANT LODGE, No. 768, meets at No. 317 Washington street, (over Post Office), Brooklyn, every K and third Wednesday evenln.g.^ C. H. K. Smith, S. W. Chas. N. Elliot, J. W . Wm Huaylor, ». D. Jason Moore. J. D. E. D. Davis, Sect. F. G. Miller. Treas. L, W. Beasley, F. Walker and Jas. Heckler,Trustees, COMMANDERIES. DE WITT CLINTON, No. 27, meets in assem bly on tiie second, I'ourtn and filth Tuesdays cl ea:h month, at Nos. 87, 89 and 91 Broadway, Brooklyn, E. D. J. WESLEY CAMPBELL, d - T. J. SCHARFENBERG, Treas. JUAN B. A MCI, G & T. Watkrhovsb. Rec Wm, H. (ib 3