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M. W. JOHN W. SIMONS, P. G. M., Editor.
Advertisements for the Masonic De
tabtment, to secure their insertion, must bo
sent in by TWO O’CLOCK, P. M., Friday.
THE OLDEN DAYS.
Among tho most interesting features in the
historic footprints of Masonry, is the record of
its existence and progress in what are termed
the Mediaeval ages. It was at this period that
by mingling the culture ot the imagination
with productive industry, it gave a poetic
vesture to the prosaic arts of civilization. It
addressed itself to the higher faculties of man
and thus elevated the practical by connect
ing them with the spiritual endowments of his
nature. In nothing is this more manifest and
no more convincing proof of its truth can be
required than those glorious and venerable
monuments of the past, the “religious struc
tures ”of the times to which we refer. “It
was only,” says an intelligent foreign brother,
“by devoting the noblest gifts to the highest
purposes, by the union of art with religion,
which formed the spirit of Masonry in the mid
dle ages, that such wonderful works can bo
produced.” We have wandered in the wide
area and climbed the ancient arches of the Col
liseum; wo have stood under the graceful dome
of the Pantheon, and wonderful though the
effect of these buildings be, yet the impres
sion they make on the mind cannot at all
be compared with that of the so-called
Gothic Cathedrals. Wo can only explain
this, if explained it can be, by the spirit
which raised those ancient edifices, which
spirit is most singularly embodied and illustrat
ed in the distinctive character of their stylos—
we moan the round and pointed arch. The one
—wide, stretching, solid, and massive, it clings
strongly to the earth and guides the eye hori
zontally to what is about us. The other —slen-
der, high, aerial, it strives and points upward
to what is above us, and leads our thoughts to
higher things. Truly Masonic, it symbolizes
and spiritualizes tiil it has transformed the most
material of things—heavy, ponderous stone
info a permanent melody. That is what our an
cestors in Masonry did. In their times the in
stitution was a reality by which men—wise men
—lived and worked and did well. It is still
good that wo honor it. It is still right and
proper that we erect new temples, wherein its
traditions may be duly honored and faithfully
observed, that it may be handed down pure and
nndefiled, as we have received it from the fath
ers who wont before us, to tho brethren of fu
ture generations, and that thus its destiny may
be fulfilled. Nor will wo suggest that Masonry
is not what it was. The High Hand which
guides the destinies of this world knows best
what instruments to employ, and for us, there
fore, it will also be best, still as worthy Masons,
to ascribe all gratitude to the “Most High”—
still to do faithfully the work appointed us, each
in his different station, conscious that—be it
high, be it low--it is equally honorable if honor
ably filled, equally a necessary link in the groat
chain of social existence.
COMMANDERY NEWS.
ST. JOHN’S, No. 24 (OLEAN).
This gallant corps held an unusually inter
esting conclave on the 13th inst. The order of
Knight of Malta, together with tho degree of
Mediterranean Pass, was conferred on a num
ber of Sir Knights in a most impressive man
ner. The most peculiarly interesting feature
of the evening, however, was the presentation
of a Past Commander’s jewel to Eminent Sir
Calvin 8. Stowell, at present and for several
years past the Commander of St. John’s Com
mandory. The jewel is set with diamonds and
pearls, and is a chef d’oeuvre of art in itself,
aside from its pleasant associations. The pre
sentation was made by Sir Knight Charles
Brown, Generalissimo of the Commandery, in a
very pleasing style, and the jewel was received
by the Eminent Sir Knight in a manner that
proved him to be, although completely taken
by surprise, yet still equal to the occasion.
At the close of the conclave the Sir Knights par
ticipated in a magnificent banquet.
We take especial pride and pleasure in re
cording this pleasing event, for the reason that
Em. Sir Knight Stowell is a brother of our old
and highly esteemed frater R. E. Sir Frank L.
Stowell, Past Grand Commander of the State of
New York, and also a Past Commander of St.
John’s, and wo are pleased to see the present
Commander “ following in the footsteps of his
illustrious predecessor.”
DE WITT CLINTON, NO. 27.
This commandery having decided to keep
open the doors of its asylum during the Sum
mer, in consequence of the overflow of work,
have made arrangements to prosecute the
same with dispatch, yet with care and precision.
The Order of Red Cross Knighthood was con
ferred at the conclave held on Tuesday evening
last by E. Sir Juan B. Arci, and on Tuesday
evening, the 30th inst., the Order of the Temple
will bo conferred.
The commandery has completed its arrange
ments for tho pilgrimage to Rochester in Octo
ber next. It goes via N. Y. C. and H. R. R.,
leaving the city on the 10 o’clock train on the
morning of October sth, thus securing a day
ride along the noble Hudson, through the Mo
hawk valley, and over tho sixty-mile flat, pass
ing through the cities ot Utica, Rome, Syracuse
and Lyons. Tho rate will not exceed twenty
dollars, including meals, along the route, hotel
while in Rochester, and the return to Brooklyn.
There is a possibility of a rebate even from the
above figure.
Tho following Sir Knights of this command
celebrated in a quiet way, St. John’s Day, at
Baron Osterman’s, by giving a fish dinner: E.
Sirs Juan B. Arci, Samuel T. Waterhouse, John
Z. Johnson, Theodore E. Green and E. H.
Dicky, also Sirs Wm. Bryant, George Claflin,
James Lewin, Mortimer Casper, John Guthrie,
George Hugh, Charles Koos, Geo. E. Ewen,
Eugene Monyoa, Charles Fagan, A. C. Henning,
Robert Dickie and Isaac Simonson.
Speeches and song enlivened the occasion,
and E. Sir Arci, received at the hands of those
present quite an ovation, including a handsome
bouquet of flowers.
The Commandery will parade on the occasion
of laying the corner stone of tho new Hall of
Records, in Brooklyn, on Tuesday next, and
assist Clinton, No. 14, in receiving their guests
and doing escort duty to the emergent Grand
Lodge.
Sir Knights are requested to meet at their
Asylum on that day at 12 M.
MONROE COMMANDERY DRILL CORPS.
Tho day we lubricate, 1873 vs. 1885. As we
failed to hang up our dry goods in that city on
the 17th and 18th insts., we did not get para
lyzed, but Rev. Sir C. L. Twing received a
chronometer which did not “ whisk ” until ho
had left the City of Flowers, and then it seemed
that a wooden spigot had taken the place of the
pocket time-piece, which sorely puzzled the
dominie. However, the Rev. Sir Knight said,
“ the affair at the lake was a most delightful
one, full of pleasure and solid comfort,” and
after the drills the drill boys of the corps en
tered the sports of the field with zest and enjoy
able recreation. E. Sir George F. Loder inti
mates that something about the locality was
painted red, not forgetting the proboscis of
many who unwisely came in contact with the
power of Old Sol. Sirs John A. Davis, Sam
Carter, Thomas Glidden, Frank Vick and a host
of others hung up their unmentionables and
were sent to hospital quarters in consequence
of undue exposure to the rays of the holiday
eun.
The Dispatch renews its special regards to
these gallant Knights, and sincerely regrets not
being present to partake of the hospiality of
Old Monroe on that particular occasion.
TRENTON, N. J.
The dedication of the Templars’ Asylum with
in the new Masonic Hall, which has been in
process of erection for some time past, brought
together over a thousand Templars on June
24th.
Among the commanderies present were Hugh
De Payens, No. 1, Jersey City ; Damascus, No.
5, Newark; St. John’s, No. 9, Elizabeth; Odo
St. Armand ; St. Elmo, No. 14, Lambertville;
De Molay, Phillipsburg ;fCyrene ; of Camden ;
Corson, Long Branch; St. John’s, No. 4, of
Philadelphia; Lancaster, of Lancaster, Paq
Hugh De Payens, Easton, Pa,—all of whom
were entertained by Palestine Commandery of
Trenton. A large delegation from St. Elmo, of
Brooklyn, N. Y., were guests of Damascus, No.
5, of Newark, and a large delegation from Co
lumbian, No. 1, of this city, consisting of Sirs
Charles Andrews, John Russel, Curtis Betts,
Samuel Morton, William K. Brown, George
Graham, James Fuller, and Henry Krewolf,
were guests of Odo St. Armand.
We are indebted to Sir James Luker for the
above items.
APPOINTMENTS.
M. W. Frank R. Lawrence, Grand Master ot
Free and Accepted Masons in this State, has
made the following appointments:
Grand Chaplains— Rev. John G. Webster,
Greenbush; Bev. Charles W. Camp, Kingston;
Rev. W. Collyer, New York.
Washington E. Connor, New York, Grand
Marshal.
John A. Davis, Rochester, Grand Standard
Bearer.
Washington Mullin, New York, Grand Sword
Bearer.
Horace L. Greene, Fort Plain; Henry J.
Smith, Brooklyn; George Hayes and Levi Sam
uels, New York, Grand Stewards.
Ephraim W. Richardson, Brooklyn, and
Charles R. Fitzgerald, Buffalo, Grand Deacons.
George H. Raymond, Grand Lecturer.
Herman G. Carter, Grand Librarian.
George Skinner, Pursuivant.
John Hoole, Tiler.
District Deputy Grand Masters.—!, George
M. Williamson, Newtown, L. I.; 2, Frederick S.
Benson, Brooklyn, E. D.; 3, John Kendall
Dunn, Brooklyn; 4, John F. Collins, New York;
5, Wright D. Pownall, New York; 6, William H.
Andrews, New York; 7, William V. King, New
York; 8, Sheldon B. Shaw, New York; 9, George
W. Robertson, Peekskill; Id, Marvin E. Deyo,
Ellenville; 11, B. Grant Havens, Jefferson; 12,
Isaac A. Allen, Hoosick Falls; 13, John W.
Whitehead, Port Henry; 14, William B. Howell,
Herkimer; 15, Horace White, Richville; 16, By
ron G. Strough, Lafargeville; 17, George W.
Chapman, Canastota; 18, F. Delos Shumway,
Otego; 19, Henry T. Dana, Cortland; 20, George
B. Davis, Ithaca; 21, John N. Macomb, Jr.,
Branchport; 22, John Alexander, Buffalo; 23,
Daniel F. Cridlor, Hornellsville; 24, George A.
Newell, Medina; 25, Albert Jones, Buffalo; 26,
Byron L. Kimble, Gowanda; 27, Aquila Rich,
New Brighton, S. I. German—E. A. George
Intoman, New York. French and Spanish-
George F. Heidet, New York.
PYRAMID LODGE, NO. 490.
This lodge celebrated its twenty-fifth anni
versary on Friday, 19th inst., by an excursion
up the Hudson to Oscawana Grove, and a mer
rier party or better conducted affair never left
tho hot docks of the city to enjoy tho healthy
breeze and beautiful scenery of the great river.
A fine saloon steamer and large barge were ly
ing at the foot of Twenty-first street, ready to
receive the many friends ot Pyramid, and both
were needed to accommodate the anxious ex
cursionists as they came on board. _
The music was under the direction of Prof.
Noble McDonald, Jr., who, though a young
man, wields the baton with an artistic skill
worthy of a veteran leader. Theodore was “our
caterer,” and he had’prepared ample means to
satisfy the hungry souls and thirsty mortals
with all the good things usually needed on such
occasions, and at very reasonable prices. The
Executive Committee, under the lead of W.
Bro. Brown, assisted by Bros. Kennedy, James
Thair, the Junior Warden of the lodge, and oth
ers, had the general management of the affair,
and deserve great credit for their efforts. The
young folks are under{great obligations to the
Floor Committee—Cicero Sims, Robt. H. Clark,
John A. Ritchie, William J. Kennedy and sev
eral other good dancers—who kept the ball, or
rather the dancers, rolling all the time in the
merry maze ot the Terpsichorean art, while the
palm belongs to the Reception Committee—Bill
Hall, Matt liitchie, Billy McDonald, Joo Nash,
Jack Spence, Jim Aitehmson and Charley Bald
win. All I these are old hands and know how
to “receive” and treat strangers.
Many dist nguished craftsmen were with the
party. We give the names ot only a few: Fred
dy Davis, ot Tecumseh; Frazer, of Americus;
Pinkel, ot Uhland; E. Loewenstein, of Eastern
Star; Weekes, of Hiram, Ac.
The sail up was very pleasant, and when once
landed, the well-filled baskets were brought
forth and invitingly spread tables were pre
pared by nimble hands. It was our good for
tune to be seated at the table of Mrs. McDon
ald, the handsome wife of William J., and we
were well taken care of, the only hard thing to
do we found was to get away from the good
looking ladies and the good things on tho table.
Owing to a misunderstanding, the anniver
sary ceremony had to take place on board the
barge on tho down trip, instead of at the grove,
as was originally intended. As usual, W. Bro.
McDonald acted as master of ceremonies, and
introduced Bro. Sharkey, the oldest member of
Pyramid Lodge, who addressed the brethren
with a few well-timed remarks. Bro. Quinn
treated the assembled guests to some very fine
songs, among others tho famous “ It’s English,
You Know,” Ac. W. Bro. McDonald then intro
duced W. Bro. Loewenstein, who was present at
the institution of Pyramid Lodge. Tho brother
said it was true he was present on that occa
sion, and although this was twenty-five years
ago and he was then a Mason, you must not
infer that lam an old man. The institution of
a new lodge is like the baptizing of a new baby.
You see a lot ot people going in to your church,
one of the party carries a bundle of white
clothes; you follow them into the church, and
after the minister has mumbled something and
has sprinkled some water on the bundle, there
is a yell, then several more yells, and then you
hear the name Eliza Jane or Thomas Henry, as
the case or rather the gender may be. Now
youffiaturally would like to know what will be
come of Eliza Jane. So it is with new lodges ;
you naturally watch them. I had not many
acquaintances m Pyramid twenty-five years ago,
although to-day I am proud to say some of my
best friends are among them. It was said that
this lodge would not amount to much ; that they
will be too clanish, too local. Well they are,
like the trees in the forest—they shade and pro
tect and help each other, and as to being local,
both the lodge and tho locality, has spread and
increased most wonderfully.
I have been told by an esteemed member that
he has twenty-five of his own family on the boat
with him. I would give his name, only I fear to
offend his good wife, for no mother or even
grandmother is willing to be called old, so I
forbear, yet it shows very good for Pyramid
that so many sons follow in the footsteps of
worthy sires. Too often the rising generation
is anxious to get away from under the eyes of
their fathers, and if they do join the fraternity,
go elsewhere; not so in Pyramid. I find several
instances where father and son sit side by side
in tho good lodge.
W. Bro. Frazer was then introduced, and said:
“Bro. Sharkey is the eldest and I am the young
est member of Pyramid Lodge, having just been
elected an honorary member in that lodge—an
honor of which I am very proud—and I sincere
ly trust that we will all meet again twenty-five
years hence and celebrate the semi-annual an
niversary of Pyramid.”
Tho feature of this part however was the ad
dress of W. Bro. Ritchie, who gave a most suc
cessful synopsis of the history of the lodge,
first describing the various meeting-rooms,
then tho different Masters and other officers,
and going into minute details which showed
that the W. Brother is thoroughly familiar with
everything pertaining to his lodge. They have
made 638 Masons, affiliated 28. The present
members in good standing number 264, of
whom 5 are of the 9 who came from old St.
John’s Grand Lode. 126 have died, 106 have
dimitted, and 178 have been dropped. The rec
ord of charity will compare favorably with any
lodge in the district, $9,458 have been given
away in the last ton years, and over $2.5,000 have
been expended for charity alone. Verily a rec
ord to bo proud of.
Another feature of which Pyramid may feel
proud is the many very good-looking ladies—
but here we tread on dangerous ground. Where
all are handsome, whom can we specially men
tion ? However, let it be remembered that
there must have been some five hundred beau
ties in the party, and it is impossible to mention
many. We did, however, notice Mrs. Quinn,
the handsome young wife of Bro. Dan’l, and
daughter of Bro. Ritchie ; Mrs. Halbert, who
belongs to a race of Masons —her grandfather
was a member of Mother Killwinnie Lodge in
Scotland; her father, husband, brothers, in fact,
every male relative is a brother Mason ; Mrs’
French and Mrs. Spence, both ladies exerting
all their charms to keep their loving husbands
by their sides ; Mrs. Glassey, Mrs. Frazer, the
two charming little girls, Misses Tessey Frazer,
Misses McDonald, and Miss Baldwin, the pretty
daughter of Bro. Charles H. The want of space
forbids ns to express our admiration any further
in this direction.
The party came back and were landed in good
season and in good condition, every one feeling
gratified at the very pleasant time had, and
only regretting that the clay was much too short.
Success to Pyramid—long may she wave !
Palestine Association. — This associa
tion, composed of members of Palestine Lod"e
No. 20-1, will entertain their friends on Julyltb’
in an elegant water excursion to Spring Hili
Grove, on Long Island Souiid. The grove lies
about midway of the inlet leading from the
Sound to Cold Spring Harbor, and is a beautr
ful spot for the whiling away of a few hours
amid the foliage of a splendid belt of timber in
addition to the niceties of still water bathin",
fishing, etc. The friends who love enjoyment
away from the din ana noise of the citv which
usually reigns in the city on this glorious day,
will do well to join Palestine Asssciation on this
occasion. See advertisement in another column.
Poi ab Stab Lodge, No. 245, will con
fer the Second Degree on Wednesday evenin'-
July Ist. Visiting brethren are cordially in
vited.
NEW YORK DISPATCH, JUNE 28, 1885.
PERSONAL,
111. John M. Miller, 82°, lately of “ My
Maryland,” who, as our readers will pleasantly
remember, has been an “ occasional” contribu
tor to the Masonic department of the Dispatch,
has changed his domicile to Rio do Janeiro,
Brazil, to the fraternity wherein, and especially
to our Illustrious Brother, the Emperor, wo
commend him as a craftsman worthy alike of
their love and fellowship. Bro. M. promises us
from time to time items of Masonic interest
touching his new but distant home, with which
we propose to regale our myriad readers.
M. W. Bro. Frank R. Lawrence, just elected
Grand Master of Masons of New York, was
made a Mason in Excelsior Lodge, No. 195, New
York city, and was elected W. M. in 1876. In
1878 he was appointed D. D. Grand Master of
the Fifth Masonic District. In 1879 he was
chosen one of the Commissioners of Appeals,
and upon the death of Bro. Judge Suffern, m
1881, Chief Commissioner, bis fine legal attain
ments especially qualifying him for this im
portant position. In 1884 he was unanimously
chosen “ from the floor” Deputy Grand Master,
and now has been elected Grand Master for the
present Masonic year. Bro. Lawrence is a
leading member of the New York bar, a gifted
speaker, and a scholar of fine attainments, and
ho will reflect credit on fhe administration of
his office in the high station to which he has
just been elected.— Keystone.
Bro. Isaac A. Moran, 14°, lately mine host of
the Alleghany Hotel, is sojourning at his beau
tiful “ cottage by the sea” near Long Branch.
“ Uncle Ike” has happily purchased the privi
lege of enjoyment in its most liberal sense, by
never denying it to others at any time during
his popular and successful career.
“For he’s a jolly good fellow,
So say we all of us, so say we all.’’
Bro. Frank H. Bascom, 33°, Montpelier, Vt.,
will accept our hearty congratulations on his
preferment in the grand bodies of the juris
diction in which he is such an enthusiastic and
intelligent worker. We are very confident he
will faithfully perform the new duties com
mitted to his charge.
Bro. W. H. 8. Whitcomb, Burlington, Vt.,
was re-elected Grand Secretary of the Grand
Chapter of Vermont, an office he is in every
way qualified to fill.
Bro. Sir Farber Herschell, Q. C., M. P.,
the Solicitor-General of England, is a highly
esteemed member of the English craft.
Bro. the Earl of Huntingdon died on May
. 20th ult., at h:s residence, Sharorogu.e, Kings
county, Ireland. He was born in 1841, and for
some years had been Provincial Grand Master
of the midland counties of Ireland.
H. Clay Sales, falsely claiming to belong to
De Molay Commandery, No. 12, of Louisville,
Ky., has been in Harrisburg, Penn. He is
about five feet six inches in bight; weight about
135 pounds; dark hair; red face, with mus
tache. Look out for the imposter.
Bro. the Lord Mayor of London was present
at the constitution and consecration of George
Price Lodge, No. London, on May 27th
ult., was elected an honorary member thereof,
and responded to a toast offered in his honor at
the banquet that followed.
Bro. Nicholas Espenschied, of Normal Lodge,
the distinguished artist in hats, has furnished
us with an article of great beauty, which is the
envy of the gentlemen and the delight of the
ladies. Bro. E. will please accept our warmest
acknowledgments for his thoughtful and timely
courtesy.
R. W. George Snyder, P. D. D. G. M. of the
German lodges, has recently taken the splen
did establishment at No. 67 Barclay street,
where he will be happy to greet all his old
friends and extend a hearty welcome to new
ones. We have enjoyed his hospitality and
know whereof we speak in saying that Uncle
George’s heart is as large as the universe, and
that he keeps “ the latch-string eternally out.”
Brio. Edwin Bouton, 32°, with his famous
yacht “ Fig Leaf,” entertained a large party of
guests on his beautiful craft during the grand
aquatic procession which escorted the French
ship-of-war “ Isere” and her precious burden,
“ Liberty Enlightening the World.” Commo
dore Bouton dipped his colors to the goddess
most gracefully, which courtesy the French
commander acknowledged with native polite
ness, when the goodly company “ spliced the
main brace” with enthusiasm, and gave hearty
cheers for Bros. Bartholdi and Bouton.
R. W-. John Hodge, 33°.—It is personally
gratifying to us to note the fact that this dis
tinguished craftsman “ is not without honor in
his own country.” His friends and neighbors
at home, upon the occasion of his return from
tho Grand Locfye, honored by a unanimous
election as Junior Grand Warden, turned out
in force and gave their favorite son such a
greeting as rarely happens in this selfish and
unfeeling world. Bro. H. has nobly earned the
love which thus comes to him, and we can but
add the hope and belief that the early future
has in store for nis well deserving still greater
and higher honors.
111. Charles Roome, 33°, Deputy Grand
Master of Templars iu the United" States, has
succeeded to the duties of Most Eminent Grand
Master, that officer having been appointed by
President Cleveland to an honorable station in
a foreign country. The interests of chivalric
Masonry will be safe in the custody of Sir Knight
Roome.
Capt. Wm. Fowler, Past Master of Metropoli
tan Lodge, and “Custodian” of the “Thirteen
Club,” invited us on Thursday last to a trial
drivo-ou the Boulevard behind his “fast crabs,”
recently procured for him in Kentucky by Bro.
Clement Al Burtis; the day was delightful,
and tho sport most enjoyable. Alter a brief
rest at “Judge Smith’s Tavern,” we turned
cityward, and “dusted” many ambitious trot
ters eu route, but when opposite Bro. “ Tom ”
Kearn s elegant establishment we collided—lost
a wheel, and wore taken in and handsomely
“done lor” by that Good Samaritan. God bless
him.
Bro. James W. Connell.—Among the recent
promotions in the Brooklyn Fire Department we
note with pleasure the name of Bro. James W.
Connell, of Acanthus Lodge and Constellation
Chapter, who has been appointed foreman of
Engine Co. No. 9, located in Graham street.
Bro. Connell is an old fireman, having been an
engineer iu the department for the past sixteen
years, and as his promotion was in strict ac
cordance with the Civil Service rules governing
the department, it was undoubtedly based ou
merit alone. Engine Co. No. 9 is noted for
promptness and efficiency at all times and un
der all circumstances, especially in the Eastern
District, where the members are well known
and are great favorites, and with Capt. Connell
at their head we predict for them a continuance
of the good reputation which they now eo des
ervedly enjoy.
Bro. F. Frederick, of Euclid Lodge, Brook
lyn, has been called upon to mourn the death
of his daughter, Mrs. Louis Lutz, who departed
this life a few days since, after a somewhat
short illness, her ailment being a lung trouble,
which developed into a rapid consumption. We
sincerely sympathize with the afflicted parents
and sorrowing husband, and trust that they
may be enabled to bow submissively to tho will
of the All-Father, who does not willingly afflict
His children, but sometimes in His wisdom
calls a loved one away from this world to form
a stronger bond to draw us to the Better Land,
“where the wicked cease from troubling ana
the weary are at rest.”
R. W. Edward M. L. Ehlers, 33°, our inde
fatigable Grand Secretary, has furnished us
with the transactions of the Grand Lodge of
New York for 1885. A most agreeable surprise.
This dispatch is in happy contrast with the
slow-coach days of no remote past, upon which
we tender Bro” Ehlers our congratulations.
"THE MASONIC GUILD.”
Referring to the above named institution and
others of a kindred character, a distinguished
brother, who is the Master of one of the most
prominent lodges in this jurisdiction, and is
also connected with various Masonic and other
beneficial associations, recently mads the fol
lowing remark: “ I think that every Mason
ought to belong to eome such scheme. Nay,
more, I believe that the necessity of enrolling in
such organizations ought to be constantly
preached from the East in everv lodge. What a
great saving it would be to all our lodges were
the life of every brother insured iu some of
these institutions.”
Here is food for reflection. Think of it,
brethren, ye who have the financial interests of
your lodge at heart. “ What a great saving it
would be to all our lodges 1” There are very
few lodges but what have felt, financially, the
loss of a brother, who had neglected to provide
for his family in case of his death, but who
trusted to his lodge to do for them what he
himself should have provided for when in the
enjoyment of life and health. When a brother
declares (as he should) that he is “ not influ
enced by mercenary motives,” he should show
bis sincerity by striving to ths best of his
ability to prevent the possibility of his lodge
becoming the bearer of a burden which he him
self has the power to provide against. We
think it behooves every to belong' to
some such institution as the one whose title
forms the caption of this article, and we do not
know ot any which is based on more equitable
principles than the one referred to.
A. A. SCOTTISH RITE.
The Consistory of the City of New York, Scot
tish Rite, will hold its closing rendezvous for
the season on Tuesday evening, 30th June, at
the Masonic Temple, and not on Monday, the
29th, as announced last week. Much attention
has been given to the second section, which will
be presented with all the accessories incident to
the time and the scenes intended to be faithfully
and historically portrayed. The first and third
sections will be in eveniilg dress. We will be
present specially in the fourth section—that of
the festival of fruits, flowers and gurgling
streamlets.
Eastern Stab Lodge, No. 227.—This
lodge worked the Third Degree last Wednesday
(17th inst.) to a very crowded house. Among
the many distinguished brethren present and
assisting were R. W. Bro. Paterson, who pre
sented the working tools, W. Bros. Ludwig and
Davis, of Tecumseh; Freeman, of Mechanics’
and several others, all helping. W. Bro. Du
Bois delivered the charge, and after closing the
brethren adjourned to Bro. Metcalf’s, on Ninth
street, where the good things set before them
were enjoyed by all. This lodge meets again
next Wednesday (July Ist), when another good
time is anticipated. Brethren cordially invited.
FREEMASONRY AND RELIGION.
In the last issue of the Dispatch appeared an
article copied from the Victorian freemason,
entitled “The Revised Version of the Bible and
Freemasonry,” by Rev. Bro. Wilson. The arti
cle shows the reverend brother to be a learned
man and a deep student of both the Bible and
Freemasonry ; but we must take issue with him
on some points which he either enunciates him
self or quotes with his full endorsement and
approval.
The learned brother makes the bold assertion
that there is no true Masonry without Chris
tianity—all others are spurious. Referring to
the lambskin, the badge of a Mason, ho says
that it has direct reference to the doctrine of
“ the Lamb that was slain;” while the fact is
that Masonry has never gone further than to
refer to it as an emblem of innocence and as a
reminder of that purity of life and conduct
which we should endeavor to attain.
The reverend brother says further, and en
dorses the action, that “ the Crown Prince of
Prussia has just informed tho Grand Master of
England, officially, as Grand. Master of Prussia,
that no maq who denies the Lord Jesus as the
Saviour of men, is allowed within the four walls
of a lodge.” If this statement is true, it is
going as far in one extreme as the Grand Lodge
ot France did in the other extreme by endeavor
ing to ignore tho Supreme Architect of the Uni
verse.
Masonry is not a religion, as such. Wo are
told that “it is a sublime system of morality,
vailed in allegory and illustrated by symbols.”
Wo are told that “it is so far interwoven with
religion as to lay us under obligation to pay
that rational homage to the Deity which at once
constitutes our duty and our happiness.” It is
not religion, but is simply interwoven or connect
ed with it to a limited extent. And while it be
hooves us to resist any attempt, on the one
hand, to eliminate the Supreme Architect from
the system, we are equally bound, on the other
hand, to resist any attempt to incorporate with
it any of religious belief.
If the sentiment attributed to the Grand Mas
ter of Prussia is to be indorsed and approved,
what is to become of those brethren who are
Mohammedans, Jews, Buddhists, even so-called
heathen ? Yea, more, what is to become of
those brethren, such as the Unitarians and
others, who, while calling themselves Chris
tians, yet do not acknowledge the actual divin
ity of the Founder of the Christian religion ? It
the rights and privileges of Freemasonry are to
bo confined to Christians—who, according to
statistics, comprise only a small proportion of
the population of the globe, and in some coun
tries are not found at all, while Masons are
found—what is to become of the rest of the in
habitants ? Where does our immovable land
mark of the universality of Freemasonry come
in ?
GREENWOOD LAKE.
This beautiful sheet of water, 1,200 feet above
the level of the sea—situated partly in the State
of New Jersey and partly in New York, distant
from Jersey City forty-four miles, via the Lake
Erie and W. R. R.—is not only picturesque in its
surroundings, but very attractive for the disci
ples of Izaak Walton and seekers of health and
recreation. The lake is about nine miles in
length, running northward and southward, and
varying in width from a bait' to one and a halt
miles. The hills rise nearly perpendicular upon
each side to a distance of 800 or 900 feet above
the surface of the water,while the depth of water
in tho northern portion has an average of sev
enty feet. The southern portion of the lake,
which is in New Jersey, is more shallow, and
the hills more receding. The margin of the lake
on the western side is studded with pretta villas,
hotels, and a beautiful club house. Rev, Dr.
Deems, of the Church of the Strangers, built a
small cottage church upon Lime Rock Island)
at the extreme northern end of the lake, and,
from exterior appearances, the church seems to
have srown into disuse as a spiritual home for
tho faithful.
On Tuesday last Progressive’ Association,
composed of members ot Progressive Lodge,
No. 354, of Brooklyn, E. D., spent tho day upon
tho lake and its shore attractions in the most
approved pleasurable recreation; in fact, the
visit was superb in every point of consideration,
and so far outstrip! the hum drum water picnic
about the metropolis, as to leave no earthly
comparison between them. The two hours rail
road ride each way simply added to the in
structive amusement, while the six hours spent
in the varied amusements of the lake and the
grounds ot the hotel was grand and invigor
ating. The dinner served at IP. M., the menu
of which was made up :of chicken soup, black
bass and’pickerle, fresh out of the waters of the
lake, roast beef and chicken, pies, puddings,
cream and coffee, was elegantly prepared and
promptly served as tho following named persons
who were present readily assent: W. Bro.
Alfred C. Squires, wile and daughter; W. Bro.
George C. Oram and daughter, R. W. Charles
Pickett, wife and daughter; W. Bro. W. J. Spence
and ladies, and Bros. James Knight and wife;
William McKee, wife and lady friend; George
Crane, wife and daughter; John Parker and
wife, Charles Botbwick and wife, George W. St.
John and lady, J. C. Kingsbury and wife, J. V.
Meldowney, Sr., and wife, Charles E. Steck,
wife and sister; J. V. Meldowney, Jr., wife and
sister; William Green and daughter, William
Crane and lady, David H. Riley, wife and son;
F. G. Steck and lady, William Kettler and wife,
George Sammis, W. H. Wood and William
Bragill.
At nine P. M. the company reached home
without a mishap of any kind. The committees
were übiquitous and untiring in their labors for
the comfort and 'convenience of the party, and
deserve well tho encomiums that were passed
in recognition of the fact.
The Dispatch is specially indebted to W.
Bros. A. C. Squires, Georgs Oram (tho Master
of Progressive Lodge), and Bro. James Knight
for the amenities of the occasion, while the re
mainder of the ladies and gentlemen compris
ing the party were very attentive to the repre
sentative, which made the excursion very pleas
ant and enjoyable.
The committees of Masonic bodies who have
not made their arrangements for a family ex
cursion would do well to visit this lake and fol
low the wake of Progressive Association.
The officers of the association are : William J.
Sponce, President; A. C. Squire, Vice-Presi
dent; George T. Crane, Secretary, and John Y.
Meldowney, Sr., Treasurer. The Progressive
Associatiorins composed mainly of members of
Progressive Lodge, No. 354.
PIATT LODGE, NO. 194.
At a regular communication held at their
rooms, Masonic Temple, June 18th, the Third
Degree was conferred upon four candidates.
The work was performed under auspices ot
W. M. George W. McAlearaud his accomplished
Senior Warden, A. Mason, with the assistance
of his associate officers.
The interesting feature of the occasion was
the presentation to Piatt Lodge of the original
Charter, granted to them when No. 16, under
the jurisdiction of St. John’s Grand Lodge,
which had been in tho possession of M. W. John
W. Simons for many years, and afterward came
into the hands of R. W. Bro. Barker. At the
request of M. W. Bro. John W. Simons, R. W.
Bro. Barker made the presentation.
Another interesting feature of the work was
the filling of the office of S. D. by B. W. Colo
Veloni, P. G. Lecturer ot old St. John’s Grand
Lodge, who in his old fashioned style, exempli
fied tbo work.
Among those in the East we noticed the fol
lowing distinguished craftsmen: R. W. Bros.
Dan Sickels, Robert Macoy, Andreas and Col
lins. W. Bro. Barber delivered tho lecture in
his usual able style, and Bro. Russell, S. D. ot
Kane, worked the Second Section.
The W. M. of Shakesneare Lodge, with a
large delegation, by their‘visit, formed another
mark of the appreciation in which Piatt Lodge
is held, and coptemporary with them was the
presence of W. Bro. Glynn, of Scotia Lodge.
At its next communication, to be held -July 2d
the lodge will confer both tho First and Second
Degrees. Brethren of sister lodges are cordially
invited.
ONE OF THE TIMES YOU HEAR ABOUT.
On Wednesday, June 24th, the brethren of
Germania Lodge, No. 182, their families, guests
and friends, had a most enjoyable time. They
took steamer at 8:30 A. M. and headed for Col
lege Point, where they arrived in due time
Prof. Loesch and members of his band discours
ing not only sweet but good music during tho
trip. Henry Breunich, the W. M.; F. Berg 8
W.; G. Arras, J. W.; J. Garthe, S. D.-’g"
Schmidt, J. D., and genial John Kircher, chair
man of committee, assisted by F. Suder, Char
ley Schumacher, Ph. Scherer, P. M.. and Chas.
Gross, in fact, each member of the lodge acted
as a committee of one, and all were untiring in
their endeavors to make everyone feel perfectly
at home. The younger portion of the company
indulged in the light fantastic until the time of
departure, when ail re-embarked without acci
dent and returned to their homes feelin" bet
ter for the day’s outing. Our thanks are due
W. M. Henry Breunich and his efficient aids for
courtesies extended. Long live Germania, No.
182 1
TARRYTOWN, N. Y.
We received last week the following invita
tion:
“I am directed by the Master, Wardens and
Brothers of Solomon’s Lodge, No. 196, to invfte
you to be present at the ceremony of laying the
corner stone of onr new Masonic Temple. The
stone will be laid with Masonic ceremony by
the representatives of the Grand Lodge, State
of . New York, at 4 o’clock P. M. on Thursday
the 25th inst. Fraternally yours, ’
“Morgan Pubdv, Secretary.”
The state of our health prevented personal
attendance, and the nearness to publication
time prevents our giving particulars of the
event, but we will endeavor to give a full ac
count in our next.
QUESTIONS—THOUGHTS— IDEAS.
C. W. S.—We have received a communication
referring to the years of service of a deceased
brother, in reply to which we would say that tho
word “consecutively,” alluded to in the com
munication, was probably used inadvertently.
Fbateb—Will please remember that we do
not notice anonymous communications.
Old Inverness Kilwinning Lodge, of
Scotland, has minutes dating back to Dee. 27th,
1678. The London Freemason of May sOth gives
a full abstract of these minutes, together with
the charter of confirmation granted to the lodge
on Nov. 30th, 1737, by the Grand Lodge of Scot
land.
MASONIC MENDICANCY,
, BY THE LATE EUGENE VATET, 33°.
No single philanthropic institution, in great
cities, is without its drones—its parasites.
Freemasonry, considered as a benevolent as
sociation, could not escape the common law;
she owes aid to her members stricken by sud
den misfortune—by unexpected want, she owes
them aid and protection, no matter to what
country they may belong, nor on what soil
they may be placed—everywhere, in short,
where they say by sign or word, “ I am in
need,” “ I am in danger.”
This duty is faithfully discharged, and it can
notbe said of the order that it succors only its
adepts, for it has never failed to add its mite in
aid of great misfortune, wherever occurring,
or its co-operation in every benevolent work.
The obligation to assist members of the great
Masonic family carries with it the necessity, on
the part of the lodges, of a strict observance of
the rules of admission. Forgetfulness of this
fact results in grave evils; a blind and lame
proselytism turns the initiation into a mere
pastime; the large number of lodges in great
cities, their unavoidable and often fruitless ex
penditures, induce them, in order to procure
money, to pass, with any thing but severe
scrutiny, the claims of the profane presented to
them. Hence we find some men in our lodges
incapable of understanding the philosophical
instructions of Masonry, and others who are a
constant burden on the fraternity. Among this
latter class there is a type worthy of a passing
observation—it is the traveling mendicant. It
is a matter of astonishment how he came to be
initiated—sometimes, in fact, he never has
been; but he has found a friend, an accom
plice, or some simple soul, from whom he has
wormed out enough to answer the generally too
careless questions of a lodge committee; ho is
the bearer of a diploma, purloined from some
honest man, or skillfully altered to his circum
stances, and he is never short of certificates,
given or indorsed with too great complacency.
He resembles the incessant wanderer, in that
he seldom stops, and then only long enough to
gather the passing tribute of lodges and indi
viduals. He proceeds straight on, for his jour
ney has no particular end; his diploma is from
a distant State; he was about to go thither in
quest of a situation promised him, when, at the
moment of starting, news reached him that the
place is filled; now he is going to some other
place, where a brother has told him that another
brother might, perhaps, recommend him to a
situation.
“What kind of a place?” “Can’t say.”
“ What can you do ?” “Oh, anything.” In re
ality, he means to go nowhere, at least with the
intention of stopping; but he is ever on the
tramp for Masonic charity; he goes around the
United States and across them in every direc
tion where he has reason to suppose he will
find a lodge. On the highway he perceives an
inn, on the sign of which are certain cabalistic
inscriptions, meaning nothing to the multitude,
but which our Champoilion straightway de
ciphers ; he enters unhesitatingly, makes sun
dr/lnotions, displays his papers, and partakes
of the bread and wine of brotherhood. A letter
of recommendation,, given him in a moment of
weakness, is a mine in which he will delve for
years. Sometimes he assumes to be a political
refugee, and under thia disguise his harvest is
abundant; in this character, however, he does,
not beg—he demands ;he will write to the edi-'
tor of a patriotic paper, hundreds of miles away,
announcing that he is on his way, and direct
ing a poUtico-Masonic subscription to be opened,
that the proceeds may be in readiness for his
arrival, and so on to the end of the chapter.
There is no phase of character, no degree of
misery, to which these people are strangers ;
and, it may be added, there is scarcely an act
ive Mason in the land who has not mot our hero
in one of his characters and paid tribute to the
support of the Masonic drone.
To put a check to the practices of these Bo
hemians, there has been established, in the city
of New York, a Masonic Board of Belief. The
primary object sought to be obtained by this
organization is a greater degree of discrimina
tion in donations to applicants for relief. Ex
perience has taught us here that, however good
the intention of lodges may be, they are fre
quently—too frequently—imposed on by such
impostors as we have sketched above. The
cursory examination that can be made in the
ante-room of a lodge at work, is clearly of no
use, so far as guarding the brethren against
imposition is concerned; and the inevitable
donation is always in proportion to the hurry of
the committee or the lodge to bo rid of an im
portunity that interferes with the regular pro
gress of their labors. In the Board, on the
contrary, there is no other business to attend
to, and every case, therefore, undergoes the
severest scrutiny, not only in the session of the
committee, but by the aid of members living in
every ward in the city, and ready at all times to
make any investigation that may be required;
the result of all this is carefully recorded, under
the applicant’s name, in a book kept for the
purpose, and always referred to in any subse
quent application. ’ Another object sought to be
attained is centralization—that is, instead of the
various lodges being so many open purses, at
which every comer may freely help himself,
there is but one, and that faithfully guarded
against the unworthy. This institution—for so
it is worthy ot being called—is doing a great
amount of good, and merits, as it has received,
the fostering care of the Grand Lodge.
We believe, however, that its warmest friends
do not claim that it is yet perfect, and we, there
fore, venture to suggest that a renewed effort
should be made to shut off the Bohemian by
yie introduction of a substitute for money do
nations; let those gentry understand that the
current coin is no longer to be obtained, and
their importunities will, at any rate, be greatly
diminished. In the French benevolent society,
of which the writer is an officer, money is rarely
given. Arrangements are made with trades
men in the city and vicinity, and, after investi
gation, the really deserving are furnished with
articles of necessity with a liberal hand, yet in
such a manner as to encourage self-depend
ence, rather than a continued resort to charity
in any shape. Charity has a greater work to
perform than giving either bread or money. To
shame the Bohemian, to encourage the timid
unfortunate, to cheer the despondent, are
among its attributes, and worthy the attention
of the true philanthropist. It has also been
suggested that the influence of the Board might
be beneficially exerted in obtaining employment
for those in need of it. For this purpose a book
should be kept in the office of the Board, where
employers and those seeking employment could
each register their names and addresses ; no
employee to be hired without the recom
mendation of the Board, and, of course,
none to receive such recommendation without
the Board being in possession of the fullest
evidence of the applicant’s uprightness. Other
details will probably be suggested with the
enlarged experience the Board will have gained
as it progresses with its labors.
The subject commends itself to the good
wishes and active assistance of every Mason,
and we trust the present year will see a Board
of Belief established in every large town
throughout the Union, and an active corres
pondence knitting them together in the prosecu
tion of their benevolent labors.
AN UNHOLY AMBITION.
The times, Masonically, are not propitious
for the encouragement and advancement to sta
tions of honor and trust of merely ambitious
persons, who, in most respects, unworthy of
consideration, are selections not lit to be made.
Where ambition is so selfish and unholy as to
seek to thrive on disintegration, on the aliena
tion of other and true men from interest and
the general work, making their
successes to be built upon the-’r own vanities
and the enforced withdrawal of the regard of
better and really influential brethren from the
active work—all such ambition should be re
buked, and the persons cherishing and nursing
it should be told, with a pronounced emphasis,
that they are not of the kind that is wanted.
Not only Me the times not propitious for the
advancement of such persons, but it will re
quire the best judgment in the brethren of the
Exaltation; the nicest discernment of what is
proper to be done, and of who is fit to do it; the
most generous recognition of the general broth
erhood, and the absolute silencing of the de
faming and maligning tongue—by which unho
ly ambitions seeks to soar; for, however much
brethren may be assured of and rest happily in
the consciousness ot their personal integrity
and honor, the time comes when the assaults of
vicious tongues employing sinister and damning
Insinuations for the merest selfish ends, are re
sented with the active, honorable contempt of
good men, active in such form, place and influ
ence, as will consign the selfish and the vicious
to the punishment they deserve.
It must needs be, however, “ that offenses
come”; it is also said, “ Wo unto that man by
whom the offense cometh.” It is also “ expe
dient that one die for the people.” It is further
said, “ Judgment must begin at the house of
God.”
No judgment can come upon Masonry, for,
like Divinity, it bears a charmed life, and its
soul is truth itself; but Masonic brethren, in
their “ most improved estate,” cannot well
bear without a sense of indignation, nor suc
cessfully resist, the processes of disintegration
which may go on until brethren will either
cherish hostilities or lapse into indifference to
the institution, its grandeur of principle and its
greatness and majesty of work Masonic Re
view.
ENVY AMONG BRETHREN.
Envy is a vice especially characteristic of
mean and narrow souls. It is an ignoble pas
sion that carries with it conscious degradation,
while it brings in its train a multitude of evil
results. It is aptly said that “An envious man
waxeth lean with the fatness of his neighbors.”
Envy is the perpetual tormentor of a man’s
life. It leads him to encourage thoughts and
feelings that can only bring vexation of spirit.
“ Envy,” said Socrates, “is the filthy slime of
the soul; a venom, a poison or quicksiver which
consumeth the flesh, and drieth up the marrow
of the bones.” Surely there is scarcely another
passion to be more dreaded and guarded
against than this. It is a vice that is altogether
out of harmony with the teachings of Freema
sonry, and we can hardly think of a worthy
craftsman as subject to the base influence of
such a passion. But human naturd is essen
tially weak, and not infrequently this propen
sity manifests itself among brethren, producing
results most unpleasant to consider.
Envy is born of meanness and malice, and it
breeds a detraction and dislike of those who at
tain a superior place by their endeavors or
good fortune. The envious man is pervaded
by a strong feeling of aversion against those of
bis associates who may rise higher than him-
self. To succeed always appears to be a sort
of crime in the eyes of those who fail, and they
who cannot climb will put forth their efforts to
pull or to hold down those who seem likely
to rise. The envious Mason is he who will
praise only inferiors—who criticizes adversely
the brother that seems likely to attain a posi
tion higher than his own, and disparages merit
which he realizes to be of superior quality.
Despicable as this vice is, and harmful as are
its results, it is often seemingly the controlling
tendency ot men educated in the principles ot a
broader and more generous regard—men who
have pledged to each other their faith, and
among whom the pitiable jealousies, rivalries
and envious feelings that represent a low order
of life, ought to be wholly unknown. What
can be more unlovely, more un-Masonic, than
the exhibition too often seen of petty malevo
lence expressed in sneering words spoken of
one who has attained an honored place by rea
son of his abilities or his merit ?
And yet we have to notice such an exhibition
very frequently now within Masonic organiza
tions ; forfthere are those who can never think
well or speak approvingly of those who seem to
surpass themselves in any way, or who are
advanced beyond the level which they occupy.
Poor, envious souls I They deserve pity as
well as condemnation. They are consumed by
a passion Which abates happiness and binds the
life to very low conditions. They may do the
work of detraction and succeed for a time in
obstructing a brother’s advance; they may even
destroy reputation and obscure the noblest
character; but after all, the worst they do re
acts upon themselves. They become more nar
row in their thoughts and affections—more sel
fish and resentful, until haying their minds
permeated by the spirit of envy, they fall into a
most wretched state, and become objects of
compassion to all who judge them as they re
ally are.— Freemasons’ Repository.
Park Lodge, No. 516.—Park Lodge
will go on its annual excursion on the 22d of
July, and the cards aro out for it. Roton Point
is the spot selected for the festivities, and there
are some unique features to be introduced,
which may prove very interesting. Park Lodge
has a glorious reputation for hospitality, under
the Mastership ot W. Bro. Cfegier, and all who
contemplate going need not fear but that they
will be well cared for. A large number of dis
tinguished brethren intend to be present, and
it will be a pleasant excursion all around.
McAdam will furnish the music and the com
mittee will furnish the fun and jollity. Taken
altogether, the excursion will be well worth
“ taking m,” and to all having fifty cents to
spare we would say “ Go.”
Bunting Lodge, No. 655, will confer
the M. M. Degrees on Monday evening, June
29th, at a special communication. Brethren of
sister lodges are cordially invited to attend.
Palestine Lodge Association,
SECOND ANNUAL EXCURSION
JULY 4 tli, 1885,
TO COLD SPRING GROVE ON L I. SOUND,
Barge '‘Harvest Queen” leaves 23d st., E. R., 9 A. M.;
86th st., E. R., 10 A. M. The steamer leaves foot of Dock
st., Brooklyn, at 8:30 A. M.
Tickets 50 cents, and can be obtained from the members
of PALESTINE LODGE, N<x 201, F. & A. M., or at the
above landings on the morning of the excursion.
William H. Heathcote,
WATCHES, JEWELRY AND DIAMONDS,
Masonic Jewelry a Specialty.
No. 31 PARK ROW, WORLD BUILDING (opp. PostOffica)
and
No. 184 CHATHAM SQUARE, above Worth street.
MYSTIC SHRINE BADGES.
WILLIAM H. GAMMON,
No. 43 CHATHAM STREET,
(80 feet north of Bridge entrance.)
Price, $8 to sls, GENUINE TIGERS’ CLAWS,
Warranted 14-carat gold.
N. B.—Goods sent to all parts of the United States, C.
O. D.
DEHTISTBT.
DR. B, H. DUPIGNAC, No. 159 BOWERY, five doors
above Broome street. Forty-five years of active practice.
A Specialty: Artificial Teeth, $4, $6, SB, $lO, and up.
Repairing, sl, and up. Gold Filling, sl, and up. Clean
ing and beautifying natural teeth, 50 cents, up.
Open Sundays and evenings.
Lady Dentist in attendance.
Annual Excursion. —Pioneer Lodge,
No. 20, to RIVER VIEW PARK,
ON THE HUDSON, JULY Bth, 1885.
Boats leave Broome street, E. R., at 8:30; Thirty-fourth
street, N. R., at 9:15; 125th st., N. R., 10 o'clock, prompt
66 RobL Freke Gould’s History of Free-
MASONRY.”
The advertiser wants a brother to undertake its sale in
New York and vicinity. I have also an opening for Balti
more, etc. Address, by letter enly.
JNO. BEACHAME, Publisher,
No. 7 Barclay street, N Y.
MANUFACTURER OF
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR’S,
MASONIC,
AND
ALL KINDS OF SOCIETY GOODS,
NO. 133 GRAND STREET, CORNER OF CROSBY.
NOTARY AND COMMISSIONER
FOR .ILL THE STATES,
Henry C. Ijanks.
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICES of BANKS & BANKS
Nos. 3 JOHN ST. and I®2 BROADWAY.
House : No. 131 East 127th st., cor. Lexington are
NEW YORK CITY. ’
MASONIC DIRECTORY.
NEW YORK.
ACACIA, No. moots first and Third Tues
days, Clinton Room, Masonic Temple. Twenty-third
street and Sixth avenue. Howell Vail, M.
William Boeckel, Treas. Henry Rabbage, S. W.
Frank A. Hovey, Sec- James Guest, J. W.
ADELPHIC, No. 348.—The regular communi
cations are held on the first and Third Tuesdays of each
month, at 8 o’clock, P. M., m lonic Room, Masonic Tem-
P le - P. C. Benjamin, M.
J. W. Sandford, Treas. R. H. Foote, 8. W.
Wm. H. Innet, Sec. W. E. Matrenner, J. W.
ALBION, No. 26, moots second and fourth
Wedne.'days in each month, Doric Room. Masonic
Temple. John Stewart, M.
Edward Taylor, P. M., Treas. E. S. Cooper, S W
C. Van Keuren, M. D., Sec. Jeff. E. Thum, j.w'
ANCIENT, No. 724, moots second and fourth
Tuesdays of each month in Tuscan Rooms, Masonic
Temple. Edward S. Post, M.
H. H. Crane, Treas. Charles T. Dunwell, S, W.
Clare W. Beames, Sec. Rufus Smith, J. VV.
No. 232 East 33rd street.
ARCTURUS, No. 274.—Regular communications
of Arcturus Lodge are held at Miller's Hall, Nc. 202 F
86th street, S. E. cor. 3d avenue, on the first and third
Tuesday of each months. John E. Wangler, M
Charles Kurz, Treas. William Kurz, S. W.
David T. Williams, Sec. Charles A. Stevens, J. W.
BUNTING, No. 655, meets first and third Mon
days of each month, corner 124th street and Third
avenue, Harlem. Harry C. Harney, M.
Cyrus O. Hubbell, Treas., Thomas A. Jasper, S W
Z. T. Benson, Sec., Fred. M. Kandell, J. W.’
CHANCELLOR WALWORTH, No. 271, meets
first and third Thursdays of each month, Doric Room
Masonic Hall, 23d street and Sixtn avenue.
Wright D. Pou nail, M
Geo. W. Millar, Treas., Wm. M. Leggett, S. W
F. W. Herring, Sec., Andrew H. Kellogg, J. W.
No. 841 Broadway, N. Y. ’
CHARITY, No. 727, meets first and third Fri
days ot each month, at their rooms. Boulevard and
West Seventy-fourth street. Thomas Back, M.
Charles Eisemann, Treas. H. P. Nieoahr, S W
David Taylor Sec., W. G. Owens, J. VV.'
10th ave., bet. 99th and 100th sts.
CHARTER OAK LODGE, No. 219, meets sec
ond and fourth Fridays, at German Masonic Temnle
No. 220 East Fifteenth street. 1 *
James Y. Watkins, Treas. Charles E. Howard M
Charles V. Pace, Sec., Charles H. Koenig, S. W
No. 11 Spruce st., N. Y, Charles W. Ostertag, J.W.
CITY, No. 408, meets second and fourth Mon
days, lonic Room, Masonic Hall, Twenty-third street
and Sixth avenue. Henry Muller. M.
11. P. Muller, Treas. A. A. Cauldwell, 8. W.
Geo. H. Stokes, Sec. Geo. H. Pladwell, J. W.
COPESTONE, No. 641, meets every second and
fourth Wednesday, at 8 P. M., in the Corinthian Room,
Masonic Temple. John H. Grant, M.
Martin Kalb, Treas. William McFaul, S. W.
H. T. Gibson, Sec. William J. Mathews, J. W.
CORINTHIAN, No. 488, meets second and
fourth Thursdays, at Grand Opera House, 23d street
and Bth avenue, at 8 P. M. Oscar G. Ahlstrom, M.
Geo. Stone, Treas. Fred. K. Van Court, S. W.
Geo. F. Thornton, Sec. Thomas Bonner, J. VV.
DIRIGO, No. 30, meets second and fourth Mon
day of each month, at No. 57 West 25th street, (Arcanum
Hall), cor Sixth avenue. Aaron Morris, M.
IT. 11. Nestrock, Treas. John A. Sampson, S. W.
William R. Oidroyd, Sec. S. Blant, J. VV.
EMANUEL, No. 654, meets second and fourth
Thursdays each month, Koster & Bial’s Hall, No. 117
West Twenty-third street. G ustave Baum, M
M. Laski, Treas. Myer Goodman, S.W.
Leonard Leisersohn, Sec. A. H. Fleischer, J, W.
GEORGE WASHINGTON, No. 285, meets first,
third and fifth Fridays of each month, at Eastern Star
Hall, corner Seventh street and Third avenue.
Adolphus D. Pape, M.
A. 11. Bradley, Treas. R. Sommers, S. W.
Jared A. Timpson, Sec. W. P. Kent, J. W.
GIRARD, No. 631, meets first Friday in each
month. Livingston Room, Masonic Temple.
Thos. P. Clench. Sec. Chas. H. Luscomb, M.
Julius Blankenstein, Treas. Peter CL Arnott, SW.
Andrew Stewart, J. W.
GLOBE, No. 588, meets second and fourth
Saturdays in Livingston Room, Masonic Temple.
James C. Hueston, M.
Charles P. Craig, Treas. Reginald T. Hazell, 8. W.
George G. Golliasch, See. George W. Knight, J. W.
GREENWICH, No. 467, meets the second and
fourth Fridays of each month, Grand Opera House,
Twenty-third street and Eighth avemje.
John H. Kocher, Sec. Ralph Mayors, M.
John Geagen, Treas. Geo. M. Skene. S. W.
Russell G. Burroughs, J. W.
HOPE, No. 244, meets first and third Tuesdays of
each month, Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty
third street and Sixth avenue.
SAMUEL J. CAMPBELL, M.
Wm. E. Lawrence, Treas. Alfred L. Ryer, 8. W.
Chas. Miller, Jr., Sec. Isaac Fromme. J. W.
HOWARD, No. 35, meets in the Doric Room,
Masonic Temple, second and fourth Fridays.
Geo. H. Fitzwilson, M.
Alfred B. Price, Treas. Chas. H. Heyzer, 8. W.
Horace Metcalf, sec. Chas. S. Ward, J. W.
INDEPENDENT, No. 185, meets first and third
Mondays of each month, at German Masonic Temple,
East Fifteenth street. Arthur Flecknoe, M.
William Hanna, Treas. Isaac S. Gilbert, 8. VV.
George M. Johnson, Sec., John W. Hunt, J. VV.
No. 91 Bedford street.
JOHN D. WILLARD, No. 250, meets first and
third Wednesdays of each month, Grand O; era House,
Eighth avenue and Twenty-third street.
William M. White. M.
William H. Hawks, Treas. Waldo 11. Richardson, S.W.
Thomas J. Drew, Sec., George A. Cole, J. W.
No. 129 9th ave. Visiting brethren welcomed.
KANE, No. 451.—Regular communications of
Kane Lodge are held on the first, third and fifth Tues
days in Doric Room, Masonic Temple.
Joseph J. Little, M.
Chas. A. Whitney, Jr., Treas. Thos. E. Stewart. S. W.
Henry VV. Penoyar, Sec. CvrneUus \Vavd4i, J. W.
LIVINGSTON, No. 657, moots first and third
Mondays, at Tuscan Booms. Masonic Temple. Music by
the Livingston Lodge Vocal and Instrumental Quar
tettes. j. m. Purdy, M.
Win- Scott, Treas. J. H. McCarthy, S.W.
Wm. E. Green, Sec. A. M. Willis, J. W.
LODGE OF ANTIQUITY, No. 11, meets the
second and fourth Thursdays each month, Clintoii
Room, Masonic Hall, Twenty-third street and Sixlli
avenue. Adolph C. Wolf. M.
Francis Vogel, Treas. Henry Steffens, 8. W.
Isaac Simonson, Sec., Wm. E. Bergmann, J. W.
Room No. 65 Astor House.
MARINERS’, No. 67, meets first and third Mon*
days eaeh month, at German Masonic Temple, No. 220
East Fifteenth street. Robert J. Poynter, M.
Jacob Ewald, Treas. John VV. Ferrier, 8. W.
A. R. Wilson, Sec. Henry Hood, J. W.
METROPOLITAN, No. 273, meets second an cl
fourth Thursdays of each month, (except July and Au.
gut-t), Corinthian Room. Masonic Temple, Sixth avenucj
and Twenty-third street. Louis Stamper, M.
Thos. Carter, Treas., A. W. Ifoyal, 8. VV.
J. B. Russell, Sec. James F. Hughes, J. WJ
NO. 242 E. 25th st.
MONTGOMERY, No. 68, meets in tho Doria
Room, Masonic Temple, every first and third Monday
evenings, at 7:30 o’clock.
F. O. Woodruff, Treas. W. P. Werster, M. D. M.
F. W. McGowen, Sec., J. Wesley Smith, S. W. *
Box No. 68, Masonic Temple. Thos. J. Pardy, J. W.
MUNN, No. 190, meets on the second and
fourth Thursday evenings, at Livingston Room, Ma*
sonic Temple. 8. A. Harwood, M.
John Maguire, Treas. Joseph Abrams, S. W.
Ezra B. Stockvis, Sec Robert Neeley, J. W.
MYSTIC TIE, No. 272, meets first, third and
fifth Tuesdays, at Eastern Star Hall, cor. Seventh street]
and Third avenue. James A. Westerfield, M.
James P. Snyder, Treas. Henry G. Edwards, S.W.
George Smith, Sec., William Lathers, J.W.
No. 354 Second ave.
NATIONAL, No. 209, meets in Clinton room/
Masonic Temple, 23d street and 6th avenue, second ana
fourth Fridays each month. James R. Canniff, M.
J. L. Voorhees, Treas. David Newmark, S. W.
E. Percival, Sec., Hugh Hawthorn, J. VV.i
Res. 2070 3d avenue. .
NAVAL, No. 69, meets on the Second anef
Fourth Wednesdays of each month at Eight, P. M.. laj
Clinton Room Masonic Temple.
Matthew Hettrick. Treas. Washington Mullin, M.
Thos. J. Keyes, Secretary, John J. Bar, S. VV.
No. 312 E. 46th St. James Berry, J. VV.
NEW YORK, No. 330, meets the first and third
Wednesdays each month, Austin Room, Temple,Twenty*
third street and Sixth avenue.
John Jay Griffin, M. •.
Chas. D. Shepard, Treas. E. B. Valentine, S. W, 1
E. W. Bradley, Sec. Vai Schneider, J. W.i
OCEAN, No. 156, meets at Grand Opera Housoj
23d street and Bth ave., every second ana fourth Thural
days of each month. H. C. Boniface, M.
James Luker, Treas. Alonzo C. Brackett, S. W»
Louis Fransway, Sec, P. J. Looney, J. W.
No. 692 Washington street.
PARK, No. 516, meets first and third
at Turn Hall, No. 341 West Forty-seventh street.
George W. Crogier, M.
Charles Lehritter, Treas. Wm. W. Seymour. S. W. t
Horatio Sands, Sec. E. Winterbottom, J. W. )
PERFECT ASHLAR, No. 604, meets first ami
third Thursdays, in the Doric Room, German Masonia
Temple, Fifteenth street, east of Third avenue.
John B. Hunter. M.
Louis Greenbaum, Treas. W. L. Darmstadt, S. W.
Henry Willson, Sec. Edward Tucker, J. W.
PIATT, No. 194, meets first and third
days of each month, Composite Rooms, Masonic Tero*'
pie, 23d street and Sixth avenue.
o «« x „ George McAlear. M.
Smith S. Eaton, Treas. Allan Mason, S. W.
Wm. J. Jessup, Sec., Chas. Emmett, J. W.
Residence, No. 11 Norfolk street, City.
PIONEER, No. 20/ meets first, third and fifth
Mondays, at Eastern Star Hall, Third Avenue, corner or.
Seventh street. John W. Rowan, M. J
David W. Higgins, Treas. L. VV Duessing, S.W. ?
C. E. Duganne, Sec. T. F. Rudolph, J.W.)
Res dence, No. 42 Scammel street.
PRINCE OF ORANGE, No. 16, meets seconds
and fourth Saturdays, in Doric Room, Masonic Temples
Wm. T. Wardwell, Treas. Lewis H. Raymond. M.
John F, Graham, Sec.. James B. Taylor. 8. W«
No. 368 Eighth st. Garrett Roach, J. W.
PRUDENCE, No. 632, meets second and fourths
Fridays each month, German Masonic Temple, No. 22G>
East 15th street. John H. Conway, M.
Henry Bopp, Treas. Thomas Tipper, 8. W.
B. F. Cortey, Sec. Isaac Brenner, J. W.
PUTNAM, No. 338, meets tho first and third
Fridays of each month, in Tuscan Room, Masonic Term*
Pte- John Prentice, M.
Joseph Applegate, Treas. Francis VV. Judge, S. W?
Robert R. Bowne, Sec, James L. Kildare, J. W.'
REPUBLIC, No. 690, meets first and third Fri-»
days of each month. Doric Room, Temple, Twenty-third
street and Slxtl} avenue, at 7:45 P. M,
B. C. Williams, M.
B. Brown. Treas. George P. Molleson, S. W.
J. W. Stopford, See. Archibald George, J. W.
ROOME, No. 746, meets first and third Mon*
days, in lonic Rooms, Masonic Temple.
Jas. VV. Godfrey, M.
E. T. Simes, Treas. Geo. D. Emerson, S. W.
Amos Brown. Sec. Frank V. Sanford, J. W.
ST. CECILE, No. 568, meets the fixst, third and
fifth Tuesday afternoons each month, at l;30 P. M., at
Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple. Visitors are always
welcome. Allan Latham, M.
Henry Tlssington, Treas. David H. Agan, S.W.
Laurence O’Reilly, Sec. Michael Sctilig, J. W.
STRICT OBSERVANCE, No, 94, meet’s second
and fourth Tuesdays of each month, at No. 953 Third
avenue, corner Fifty-seventh street.
Levi Gibb. M,
James F. Bragg, Treas. 8. D. Smith, S. W.
Jackson Bell, Sec., Harry Hall, J. VV.
Address, No. 1,035 Third av.
STU YVES ANT, No. 745, meets second and
fourth Wednesday evenings, Eastern Star Hall, Third
avenue and Seventh street.
H. T. Atkinson, Treas, ARCH. T. BANNING, M.
Wm. H. Leech, Sec., Isaac Wood, 8. W.
No. 9 St. Mark’s Place. Richard Raleigh. J. W.
SYLVAN GROVE, No. 275, meets second and
fourth Tuesdays of each month, at eight o'clock P. M.,
in Livingston Room, Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue and
Twenty-third street.
Theodore Reeves, Treas. - Richard Kirby, M.
Edgar Kirby, Seo. Wm. Madara, S. W.
For. Dept. N. Y. P. O. Wm. Helms, J. W.
TECUMSEH, No. 487, meets first and third
Thursdays of each month, at Eastern Star Hall, Third
avenue and Seventh street.
Wm. Kemble Hall, M.
James Stone. Treas. Joseph Hoffman, S. VV.
F. E. Davis, Sec., DavidE. Alien, J,
No. 351 Second avenue. ,»• •
TEMPLAB, No. 203, meets first, third, and fifth
Fridays in each month, at No. 161 Eighth avenue. cor~
ner of Eighteenth street.
Geo. Ban field, Treas. Charles N. Jones, M.
James S. Stitt, Sec. W. J. L. Maxwell, S.W.
Thos. Loughrey, 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 Monday/. ' Q
C. 8. HnwHV Treas. Jas. C. Baldwin M
John Salt, bed., Wm. F. Walker S W
Res., 89 Harrison av., Miles W. Goodyear J W
Brooklyn, E. D.
VERITAS LODGE, No. 734, meets every second
I. M. John W Sokel. Sec. John C. Koopman. J. W.
and fourth Tuesdays, at Grand Opera House, 23d street
avenue. Dennis Redmond, M.
I. M. Bic :ard Koch. Treas. Jas. N. Johnson, S. W.
ZERUBBABEL, No. 329, meets second and
fourth Tuesdays of each mouth, at Doric Rooms. Ger
man Masonic Temple. No. 220 East Fifteenth street
bathan Greenbaum, Treas. Solomon Littenberg, M.
Se ?-’ Is^ac Greenbaum. 3. W.
No. 25 Chambers st., city. Abraham Dennison, J. W
CHAPTERS.
ADEJjPHIC, No. 158, meets 2d and 4th Wed
nesdays of each month, in Egyptian Room, Masonia
T e C - Beniamin, H. P.
«’r V ’ x^ jr T by ’ Tr ° as - R - G - Larason, K.
Wm. H. In net, Sec., H. J. Emerson, Scriba.
Res., 102 Sixth avenue.
AMERICUS CHAPTER, No. 215, meets tho
fourth Friday of each month, in the Egyptian Rooms.
Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenuo ,
Harry G. Kimber, Treas. Oscar G. Ahlstrom, H. P<
Anthony Yeomans, Sec., Henry Kornahrens, K.
bew York Post-office. John H. Ehnuss, S.
METROPOLITAN CHAPTER, No. 140, R. A. M.
meets the third Monday in each month, in the Egyn
tian Rooms, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and
Sixth avenue. E. Porter Cooley, H. P.
J. B. Hunter, K. M. Silberstein, 8.
B. Pyser. 'lreas. Wm. L. Darmstadt, Sec.
COMMANDERIES.
ADELPHIC, No. 59 (Mounted), meets in oou*'
clave second Thursday each month, at Masonic Temr
ple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.
TY.ro m Wm. Wallace Walker, C-
J. W. Sandford, Treas. J. O’Neil, G.
W. 11. Innet, Rec. V. Mott, C. G.
COLUMBIAN, No. 1, assembles in conclave
third Tuesday, each month. Masonic Temple, Twenty
third street and Sixth avenue. J
m Charles A. Benedict, C.
Alfred B. Price, Treas. Joseph E. Miller. G.
Fred. W. Herring, Sec. Charles H. Anderson, C. G.
CCEUR DE LION, No. 23, assembles i”n conclave
second and fourth Fridays of each month, at Masonic
Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.
~ „ x m Henry F. Berkner C.
Edwin R. McCarty, Treas. John Byers, G.
Charles W. Sy, Rec. Thos. B. Inness, C. G.
IVANHOE, No. 36, assembles in conclave third
Friday each month, Lank building, Fourteenth street
and Fourth avenue. James McGrath, E. C.
Wm. D. Peckham, Treas. John Caunt, G.
Wm. H. Arinfield, Rec. H. S. Sanderson, C. G.
PALESTINE, No. 18, assembles in conclave
first and third Mondays of each month, at the asylum.
Masonic Hall, 23d street and Sixth ave.nue.
James W. Bowden, C.
Wm. R. Carr, Treas., Wayne Litzenberg, G.
C. 8. Champlin, Rec., Charles H. Gillespie, C. G.
YORK GOMMANDERY, No. 55, assembles iu
Regular Conclave on the first Wednesday of each
month, at Masonic Temple, cor. Twenty-third street
and Sixth avenue.
H. Hutchison, Treas. WILSON G. FOX. E. 0,
Alexander VV. Murray, Rec. Geo. W. Anderson, G.
Residence, No. 259 Humboldt Jas. S, Manning. C. G.’
st.. Brooklyn E. D.
ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH 'RITE.
(Four Bodies.)
THE LODGE OF PERFECTION OF NEW
YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chamber, Masonio
Temple, on the first Tuesday of every month at 8 p. M.
Charles S. Ward, D. M. Joseph B. Eakins. M.
N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. Geo. W. Van Buskirk, S. W.
Wm. S. Paterson, Sec. Geo. H. Fitzwilson, J. VV.
No. 455 Fourth avenue.
THE COUNCIL OF PRINCES OF JERUSA
LEM OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial
Chamber, Masonic Temple, on the third Saturday of
every month, at 8 P. M.
Steph. D. Affleck. D. M. Wm. J. Lawless, M.
Edwin Bouton, Treas. Oscar G. Ahlstrom, S. W.
Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., James M. Fuller, J. VV.
No. 455 Fourth evenue.
THE CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX OF NEW
YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chamber, Masonia
Temple, on the fourth Saturday of every month, at 8 P„
M. George W. Millar, M.
Seranus Bowen, Orator. Alfred B. Price, S. VV.
N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. Arthur B. Townsend, J. Wo
Wm. S. Paterson. Sec., No. 455 Fourth avenue.
THE CONSISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY, S. P.
R. S„ meets at Consistorial Chamber, Masonic Temple,
when specially convened. C. T. McClenachan, Com.
Charles H. Heyzer, Ist L. C. George W. Millar, 2d L. C.
Joseph M. Leavy, Treas. Wm. D. Garrison, M. State.
Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., No. 455 Fourth avenue.
COUNCILS, R. S 31.
ADELPHIC COUNCIL, No. 7, R. and S. M.—
The regular assemblies are held on the first Saturday of
each month, in the Council Chamber, Masonic Temple,
Sixth ave. and 23d st. P. C. Benjamin, T I M.
John W. Coburn, Rcc. Alex. Butts, D. M.
Royal E. Deane, Treas. Fred. Kanter, P. C. W.
NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE.
MECCA TEMPLE, A. A. 0., holds its sessions
at Masonic Temple, New York city on the feast day of
every Mohammedan month, of, which due notice will
be given. Walter M. Fleming, Grand Potentate.
A. W. Peters, Chief Rabban.
Philip C. Benjamin, Assistant Rabban.
Charles H. Heyzer. High Priest.
Joseph B: Eakins, Director.
Wm. S. Paterson, Grand Recorder.
BROOKLYN.
EZEL, No. 732, meets every first, third and fifth
Mondays, in Adelphi Hall, No- 157 Adelphi street*
corner Myrtle avenue, Brooklyn, at 8 P. M.
Geo. VV. Powell, Treas. HerthbertT. Ketcham M.
E. Perrott, Sec., Henry A. Taylor, 8. VV.
No. No-nrand ae. A. P. Higgins, J. VV.
COMMANDER IES.
DE WITT CLINTON, No. 27, meets in assem
bly on the second, fourth, and fifth Tuesdays of each
month, at Nos. 87, 89 and 91 Broadway, Brooklyn*
E. D. Juan B. Arci, C.
T. J. Scharfenberg. Treas. Wm. H. Bryant, G.
S. T. Waterhouse, Rec. Geo. B. Claflin, C. G.
ST. ELMO, No. 57, assembles in stated con
c ave first and third Wednesdays ot each month, at
Hall, corner Manhattan and Meserole avenues.
E. D Charles E. Stockford, C.
Hemy A. Heuschkel, Treas. Valentine Hammann, G.
James H. Whitehorne, Rec. Jas. L. Drummond, Q,
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