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M. W. JOHN W. SIMONS, P. G. M., Editor.
Advertisements for the Masonio De jartment, to secure their insertion, must be sent in by TWO O’CLOCK, P. M., Friday. ALWAYS SDNRISE SOMEWHERE. There is always sunrise somewhere! Though the night Do round thee drawn, Somewhere still the east ie bright’nlng With the rosy flush of dawn. What though near the bat is flitting, And the raven croaks his lay, Somewhere still the sun bird’s greeting Hails the rising of the day ! Let us lay to heart the comfort In this sweet reflection found, That, however dense our darkness, Somewhere still the world around Dews are glistening, flowers uplisting, Wild birds warbling, as reborn, . Lakes and streams and woods and mountains Meeting in the kiss of morn I Ne’er the night, however di«ma), But withdrew its wings of gloom, Ne’er was sorrow but a day star, Ne’er was woe but in its bosom, Was the seed of hope impearled, $ There is still a sunrise somewhere, Speeding, speeding round the world, *THE NATION’S LOSS. In common with our fellow citizens we mourn the lose of General Grant, who has eo long faced the grim enemy of mankind with unflinching courage and patient resignation. Well might he have said: "Ob Death! no more, no more delay; My spirit louge to flee away And be at rest. The will of Heaven my will shall be; I bow to thia Divine decree— To God's behest.'’ In the remembrance of a great people his life and deeds will ever hold a foremost place as a leader of men, and when the summons camo be met it as became the valiant soldier and the true man, who could bid adieu to the world to enter upon the rest we can only know when we have passed beyond the valley and shadow of death. On one heart this blow will fall with a severity too great for ordinary appreciation, too sacred for analysis. Well we know that the sympathy of the world cannot mitigate it nor highten the poignant grief that will mark the severance of the loving ties so long maintained. Let us stand aside and leave her with her dead, praying that the Father will have her in His Holy keeping till at last in brighter climes there will come the reunion that knows no end. Peaceful be the rest of the old hero. POLAR STAR LODGE, NO. 245. " The bright Polar Star ! It shines from afar— Its radiance is reflected all around; And so it will be. You can plainly see, As long as the b Earth goes round.” So sang a certain brother on a recent occasion, ■nd the sentiment was echoed on tho 16th inst., when tho niembers of the lodge an'd tlteir families and friends, to the number of several hundred, enibarked on a steamboat and two barges and proceeded to Oriental Grove for a day’s pleasuring. The day was fine, tho ac commodations ample, and the attractions at the Grove could not be surpassed, “and all went merry as a marriage bell.” There were several pleasant features con nected with the affair. The lodge is pretty well “ fixed ” financially, and supports some twenty or moro widows. Several of these were among the excursionists, and under the especial care of Bro. George A. Harkness, the Senior Warden, ■nd most faithfully did he perform his pleasing duty. Ono good old lady was heard to say: That young Mr. Harkness is the most pro perest young man I ever saw. He is so polite and attentive and respectful that he makes a body feel at home.” Bro. John Dallimore looked after the gentlemen guests, and Bro. “Sam” Holmes had charge of the ladies. We will not repeat any of the compliments passed on these two brothers, neither specify by name each and all of the brethren to whom the guests were indebted, for each member of the lodge seemed to consider himself a commit tee of one. whoso duty it was to make every body happy, and it necessarily resulted that everybody was happy. A pleasant feature of the affair was the bear ing at the steamer’s masthead of a beautiful eilk flag, with the name and number of the lodge worked thereon. It was presented to Polar Star by the wife of Bro. D. M. Nelson, » member of tho lodge, and which was entirely Slio work of her own fair hands. Another feature at the grove was a game of baseball played by two picked nines—one com posed of young men and the other of old men. Among the latter was Bro. Past Master Stone, who is considered a champibn veteran catcher. Bro. Dallimore, Jr., sent him a ball which ■" knocked him out ” temporarily, but he was soon on hand again with a vim worthy of a younger man. The excursionists returned home at a season able hour, everybody tired, but pleased with the day’s enjoyment. The entire affair was of that pleasant character for which " the boys ” of ■old Polar Star are so well known. MANHATTAN LODGE, NO. E2. Thanks to the untiring labors-of the commit dee, and especially Brother Russell, the excur sion of this lodge on last Thursday, 23d inst, proved a grand success. Both steamer and .barge were filled to overflowing with happy faces and merrymakers, and, as was previously mentioned in the Dispatch, every arrangement was perfect and complete, even to the smallest detail. Brother Eben had charge ot tho band, while .Professor John F. Altrogge presided at the ■piano, and tho celebrated Manhattan Quartette evoked thunders of applause by their splendid aißging. W. Bro. Wm. Long, Charles M. Pond, Swenarton, and above all, the Vail Brothers, distinguished themselves greatly. Many well-known brethren were on board. Charles K. Hyde, U. Bates, Dr. Barnes, Toop, Delemater (the terror of tramps), Phil. Hibbs, Freddy Davis, Pap Andreas, Uncle John Hoole, Dr. Banning, W. Bro. M. Jackson, of Herman Lodge, No. 39, Quincey, Ill.; M. E. Comp. To bias, P. H. P. of Metropolitan Chapter ; Samuel Frankfort, P. H. P. of Empire, and ever so many more whoso names we could not obtain. Among the pretty matrons and maids we observed Mrs. Finn and her pretty daughter Katie; Mrs. Waller, Mrs. Russel, Mrs. Wickham, Mrs. Dr. Warth and Mrs. L. P. Warth, Miss Hyde, the Misses Fannie and Maude Honick, Millie Thompson, Mrs. Toop, Mrs. Hibbs, Mrs. E. Loewenstein, Mrs. Bittiner, Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. John Wood, Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. Carey, and a host of other beauties whose names our re porter was too bashful to ask for; this of course Is tho fault of tho aforesaid beauties, as the modesty of our reporter is well known and ■pretty girls should always come to him with their names. The usual funny incidents were not missing, lor instance; Dr. Banning had invented anew game to induce healthy excercise, but the doc tor was hoisted by his own petard every time, he had to abandon his patent game. A base ball match was also arranged, but unfortunately they chose Billy Long as umpire. New, our basehall man says there may occa sionally be an honest Umpire, but W. Bro. Long was not one of those. He deliberately accepted ■ bribe, and when the stock of cigars had ruu out he forsook the game, and told the players to replenish their stock before he would give any decision; bapplyy for Mr. Bill that he was in the hands of his friends. W. Bro. Froment, how ever, was very indignant, although finally de clared the champion. W. Bro. Sailer, the Master, was very attentive to the guests ot Manhattan, and was ably as sisted by Dr. Worth, Meyers, Samuel M. Cham bers, and the indefatigable John Russell) and Seo. McKeever, and the united and harmonious work of all of the various committees resulted, as we remarked above, in a grand success, and Manhattan may justly feel proud of this. ISLAND CITY LODGE, NO. 583. On Wednesday, August Sth, this lodge, if nothing happens that will interfere with the programme, will sail up tho East River and the Sound, as far as Hudson Grove. From the programme, as now mapped out, the occasion bids fair to outstrip all previous affairs of this nature in which this lodge has been engaged. is saying a event, for the previous efforts at water excur sions have been excellent and very pleasurable. Improvements are always in order, and the occasion of August sth shows a slight advance ment; hence the remark that it will excel. The old war horses like Jake Rockwell, J. B. Laws, Sylvester Gray, and the new bongs and sinew, Billy Meiners, Charley Stockford, and James McKigney, aided and abetted by tho active brethren, propose to make the affair as per ad vertisement in another column, just the best and most enjoyable affair ever sailed from Long Island City. A large number of distinguished craftsmen of New York and Brooklyn will participate, which, with presence of the ladies (the elite), Island City Lodge evidently will have a red letter day. BROOKLYN LODGE, NO. 288. The excursion given by this gallant lodge on last Wednesday to Hudson Grove was a grand success in every particular. In fact, it could not be otherwise when the General Committee ol Arrangements consisted of such efficient and energetic brethren as Henry J. Smith, Albert F. Geerken, John H. Darrow, James H. Dykeman, and Henry C. Simonson, and the Floor and Re ception committees were composed of brethren conspicuous for their ability, courtesy, and un tiring attention to the comfort and welfare of the guests. The commodious saloon steamer “Blackbird” and the favorite barge “Warren” left Jewell’s Wharf about 9 o’clock, having on board a happy and joyous company. It was utterly impossible to obtain all the names of those present, but we noticed among them the following: John B, Harris and sen, Charles P. Marratt, sons and daughter; Fred. Lenhardt, George fiardy, Alonzo Brymer, Richard Senior, F. Martin, Jas. B. Martin, William Meyer, Henry Barkhouse, Lambert Kelly, Dr. Stone and ladies, F. W. Geehr, George Baldwin, Captain Kellett, Robert Harper, Rudolph Lohman, John E. Smith, Mor ris D. Moxley, beside the members of the com mittee above named. The order of dancing consisted of two parts, of fifteen pieces each, and it is needless to say that the music, by Dodworth’s Thirteenth Regi ment Band, was unsurpassed. Tho excursionists arrived at the Grove in time for about four hours of enjoyment there in the various ways usual on such occasions, and returned home in good season, more than pleased with the day’s experience, nothing whatever having occurred to mar their pleas ure. To Bros. Harry Smith, Albert Geerken, Wil liam Myers, Samuel C. Yeaton, James Mitchell, James H. Dykeman, John Pepper, and Donald McNeil, the Dispatch representative is indebted lor special courtesies, for which we hereby re turn our thanks. COMMANDERY NEWS. Commanders, Recorders, or Sir Knights. are requested to send their items for publication direct to the N. Y. Dispatch Office, : “ Commandery News." Aldbmab. MIXED. Our readers will doubtless recollect that in the issue of July 12th inst., wa published a brief article under this head, relative to the proposed visit of a South Boston Commandery, Mass., to the Scottish Encampment at St. John, N, B, It was the opinion then, and the opinion remains unchanged, that in view of the peculiar rela tions between the Templars of the United States, and that of the Grand Priory of all Canada, the proposed visit ought to be postponed, but it seems the advice of the prominent Templars of the States have been set aside, and the visit, as contemplated, is to go pn'under the permission of the Grand Commander of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The following from the Boston Journal, under date July 17th, explains the sit uation: The contemplated pilgrimage of St. Omer Commandery of Knights Templars, ot South Boston, to St. John, N. 8., where the organiza tion is to bo entertained by the Encampment of St. John, Religious and Military Order of the Temple, has been a matter of much interest in Masonio circles for some days past, owing to the question raised by the National Great Priory of Canada, of tbe United Religious and Military Orders of the Temple as to the legitimacy 01 the Encampment of St. John, which holds' its charter under the Chapter General of Scotland. The matter has been carefully considered by some ef the highest Templar authorities, and as a result St. Omer Commandery has received from B. E. Sir C. C. Hutchinson, Grand Com mander of Knights Templar of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, permission to make the pil grimage as proposed. They will leave Boston under command of E, Sir Charles J. Noyes, on Monday, August 3, accompanied by the Salem Cadetßand, twenty-five pieces. A special train will be taken at the Eastern Depot for Portland, which city will bo reached about IP. M. Here they are under invitation to accept the hospi tality of Portland Ceramandery, No. 2, Em. Sir Thomas P. Shaw, Commander. Embarking on tho new steameri“Cumberland” of the Interna tion Steamship Line, St. John will be reached early Tuesday afternoon, and tho commandery will be received ‘by the Encampment of St. John, Sir James Adam, Noble and Eminent Commander. The Sir Knights will be quartered at tho Hotels Dufferin and Royal, the former hotel being headquarters. Tho programme for toe next twe days is in the hands of tho fraters of St. John. .On Friday at 8 A. M. the command ery will embark on the steamer “ State of Maine ” of Boston, and will reach home about noon on Saturday. MONROE COMMANDERY, NO. 12, of Rochester, N. Y., will keep open house dur ing the Summer months and accomplish what work is set before them with that punctuality and ease which this Commandery is so famously noted for. Work in the Orders of Knighthood will goon as usual. GREENWOOD COMMANDERY, NO. 58, goes to Hudson Grove, Long Island Sound, in the early part of the coming month. Extensive preparations have been made on the part of the Commandery to make the excursion a pleasant and a very enjoyable affair. WELL, AND AT THEIR POSTS. Very Eminent Sir Charles Boome, acting Grand Master of the Grand Encampment ot the United States, and R. E. Sir John W. Simons, Grand Treasurer of the aforesaid Grand En campment, are at present enjoying remarkably good health and attending to the business of their respective departments with their usual activity. These gentleman are commonly known among tho Iraters of this section of tho world as “Old Men Eloquent,” therefore their voices, as well as their pens, will enrich the literature of Masonic love and tenderness as in days of yore, and be quite as fascinating and entertaining, even though tho thermometer for tbe past ten days has steadily twisted the cyphers of the glass into the nineties. MICHIGAN. The Grand Commandery of this State, at its recent session, ordained by statute that from that date “ Ascension Day” will be the day to celebrate by the Templars .of that jurisdiction, instead of Good Friday. St. John’s Day, at Charlotte, Mich., was cele brated by instituting Charlotte Commandery, No. 37. Battle Creek, No. 33; Grand Rapids, No. 5; Marshall, No. 17, and Jackson Com mandery, No. 9, aggregating 225 swords, par ticipated in tho exercises and the banquet that followed. Jackson Commandery gave an exhi bition drill, whose evolutions were difficult, but executed like clock-work, for which the commandery received the plaudits of the popu lace without stint. PERSONAL. The Grand Treasury of the Grand Com mandery of New York, E. Sir Ralph C. Cristi anos, presented to St. Augustine Commandery, No. 38, stationed at Ithaca, a very handsome libation set. William Pabkman Commandery, of East Bos ton, Mass., went to the White Mountains on July 7th, and after spending a couple of days returned home quite invigorated. GOLDEN~WEDDING. Worshipful Bro. J. J. Little, the efficient Mas ter of Kane Lodge, is in the country for the Summer season, with his family, at Bedford, Westchester county. On the 27th of this month he will attend the family reunion of his parents, at Morris, Otsego county, New York, on the oc casion of their “ golden wedding.” James Lit tle, tho father, was born in merry Old England, and fifty years ago the 27th of July (1835) mar ried his wife, Etttao Rogers. Soon after that event they came to America, and for thirty seven years they have lived at Morris, tbe neat county village in the rich rolling county of Butternut Valley, where J. Fennimore Cooper was bora, and where the great advocates and jurists, Story and Nelson, were raised. Mr. James Little is the father of si* children and NEW YOKK DISPATCH, JUIA 26, 1885. the grandfather of seventeen, all of whom are living. It is an important event in the family history of this county for golden weddings to occur. There are so few married people who live together happily for fifty years, that a pub lic recognition and rejoicing ought to be made whenever a husband and wife have been faithful and true companions for fifty years on the rugged journey of life. It is a sublime spectacle for the young men and women of this country, and we wish the aged father and mother of our worthy brother the full measure of life’s silent blessings. J. J. Little came to New York city fron Otsego county in 1859, and at once began an active business life as an apprenticed printer, with the old firm of Renneshed & Lindsley, with whom he remained for seven years, when the senior member of the firm became Bro. Little’s junior partner in business for himself. A few years later Mr. Little bought out his partner’s interest, and now, as the fruit of his industry and enterprise, we behold the large establish ment of J. J. Little & Co., No. 10 Astor place, printers and publishers, which in its extensive departments sometimes employs three hundred men. We relate these incidents as an illustration of what an industrious and honest man may do in settling in this great city and attending to his business. Bro. Little is affable and popular with his employees, his friends and brothers, and is proud of his success, and the fact that he is enabled to attend his father’s and mother’s golden wedding. We wish him and his excel lent wife not only a golden, but a diamond wed ding, and may all brother Masons aspiro not only to be fathers of good families, but partici pants in golden weddings. STILL ANOTHER. One by one our friends leave us, some few die, some move away, and leave this neighbor hood, and others, alas ! get married. The latest victim who succumbed to the latter calamity is our friend W. Bro. James McGrath. This good brother is a P. Master, a P. H. P., and Eminent Commander, and yet he succumbed. We have not the honor of a personal acquaintance of the charmer who spirited away from us our brother, but it must have been a strong attraction and a magnet of great magnitude to successfully lead him astray, and led astray by a woman, too. He discreetly went to a foreign shore. Got married in Jersey; probably thought his numerous friends here would interfere, or at tempt a rescue; however, the thing is done, and we wish you joy, Brother James, and may the Heavenly Father bless you and yours, and keep your heart and hopes green and buoyant, and when the frost of many Winters has settled upon you and the choice of your heart, may you be surrounded by all that is good and joy ful, and may you be able to look back upon one long continued honeymoon and be happy in the contemplation of a well spent life. Joy and good luck to you for ever and ever. Amen. . PERSONAL. B:i<x*'Th 'Lr:HVEr.T, of Hermann Lodge, No. 268, had quite a gathering of the brethren at his hostelrio, corner of Pike and Water streets, a few days ago. Among those present we no ticed Bros. Dallimore, Nelson, Holmes and Harkness, of Polar Star; Brown, of Independ ent ; Simonson-and Wolfe, of Antiquity ; Smith, of Brooklyn, and Marratt, of Zeredatha. They were discussing tho question which of the lodges represented in tho company was the best, each brother contending that his own lodge was entitled to the palm. It Was found impossible to decide the question in any other way than for each one present to visit all the lodges under discussion and decide for himself. This will be done at the earliest opportunity, after which the brethren will meet again at the same place and renew the discussion. Before the company separated it was unanimously re solved that Bro. “Dick” Lehnert knows how to keep a hotel. Brn. Henry Lentz.—This esteemed brother recently presented us with a sample package of a preparation designated as “ Champion Mono gram Green Seal,” the principal ingredient of which is known in the Pharmacopoeia as "Spiri ts frumenti.” It is thought by some to be a sovereign remedy for many of the ills that flesh is heir to, and we know of our own knowledge that it is good for some of them. The contents of the package referred to have been tested by those who are supposed to be competent judges, and their verdict is that it is “ good.” If any brother has doubts on the subject, he can sat isfy himself by calling at No. 840 Broadway, corner of Thirteenth street, where he will find Bro. Lentz personally present to superintend tho dispensing of tho article with that gentle manly courtesy for which he is so well known among the brethren. Bro. Robert Worthington, of Hai le® Lodge, is enjoying a trip to Fatherland, ’mid “The happy homes of Albion,” and is at the present time “ doing ” the “Lions” of Dublin, where, doubtless, he will receive fraternal welcome from the loving hearts of our Celtic fraters. We take much pleasure in com mending him to the kind officers of the craft everywhere as a model Mason, «md not the least among Nature’s noblemen. Dr. Z. T. Benson, the courteous and gentle manly Secretaryof Bunting Ledge, is indulging his vacation at Ocean Beach, N. J. We 'hope soon to look in at his beautiful cottage by the sea, and partake of the hospitality to which his partial has invited us. W. Bro. Edward P. Wilder, Master-of Citi zen’s Lodge, and E. Comp. William Fowler, P. H. P. of Ancient Chapter, have gone on a fish ing excursion, and expect to return next week, when weexpeot to hear some account of the weight of the fish which they will assort they caught. We will state in advance, however, that we shall not question any of tho marvelous figures which they will give as to weight, for they have taken with them a full supply of bird shot, with which to back up their assertions as to the alleged weight. [See seventh column, second page, of the Dispatch of last Sunday.] Charles De F. Burns.—Among the appoint ments and promotions recently made jn the oivil service of the city of New York, we know of none more appropriate and meritorious than the appointment of W. Bro. Charles De F. Burns, late Assistant Secretary ot the Fire De partment, to be Secretary of the Department of Public Parks. This is a promotion—not only in regard to rank and responsibility, but also in regard to compensation, and we congratulate our esteemed brother on his'preferment. We have long known Bro. Burns, both officially and personally, and we have no hesitation in saying that a more efficient officer or a moro courteous gentleman could not have been se lected. Bro. Burns takes with him to his new position a long and valuable business experi ence, together with the congratulations and best wishes of all who know him. Bro. Henry Kornahrens is happy in the con templation of a present received from his good wife, a baby—a ten-pound baby, and a girl baby at that—just wh%t Brother Henry wanted. He desired to perpetuate the name of his wife, and behold! she aided him, and Marie Magdeline came to be the joy of her parents. May she live long and prosper, and grow up to be some body’s darling in imitation of her mother. Bro. Kornahrens is the King of Americus Chapter and a king of good fellows beside. Joy be with you, Brother Henry. We saw M. E. Comp. Ahlstrom in close con fab with Tony Yeomans, and thought some seri ous trouble was brewing. We watched the pair closely to prevent mischief; but they only con sulted to find the best place “to see a man.” We kindly showed them the way, and every thing was serene. Tony looks as youthful and gay as ever. His Den—We saw W. Bro. Tom Moore in his den tbe other day, and a very comfortable den it is, with all modern improvements, strong ice water in the cooler, and a pretty sideboard at tached. Brother Tom is busy now with Cope stone’s excursion, and is making elaborate pre parations for it. V. F. Luther, of Kane Lodge, left for Europe on Thursday last, to be gone six weeks. Bro. Charles Roblee, of Syracuse, hae taken up his residence in New York and is engaged in the sale of several recently patented articles, one of which is a hanger for sliding doors. It is the most complete and efficient article ot the kind we have ever seen—simple in construction and readily applied, and it works eo easily that a child can open or close a door provided with it, Wo wish him success in hjs enterprise, Bro. Alfred W. Royal, the S. W. of Metro politan Lodge, was presented by his estimable wile with a bouncing son on tho 22d inst. We are pleased to note that the mother, child, and father, are doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. Mrs. John Hoole, the good wife of our es teemed " Unele John,” is sojourning for a brief rest in the Catskill Mountains. How she ever made up her mind to leave him alone in the city is a mystery to us. Possibly her long and patient efforts have resulted in bringing about a happy reform, although we saw him at Man hattan Lodge excursion, flirting with every pretty girl, but, of course, as good Mrs. Hoole was not there to watch him, he had the best of it. We hope Mrs. H. will enjoy the bracing air of the Catskills, and come back refreshed and happy. Bro. W. H. Little, M. D.--We have known this brother for several years as a member of Hill Grove Lodge »nd a courteous gentleman, and we have lately seen something of his skill as a physician. A young lady, the daughter of an esteemed brother, has been under the pro fessional treatment of Bro. Little for a severe attack of rheumatism, and ho not only showed his ability to deal with the ailment, but also displayed a degree of patience and gentleness in his treatment which is such a desirable trait in a physician and has a tendency to endear him to those with whom he comes in contact, both professionally and socially. QUESTIONS—THOUGHTS—IDEAS. L. G. D.—We have received a communication from a gentleman, whom wo suppose to be a member of the Roman Catholic Church, asking us to answer this question: “ Why are Masons antagonistic to the Roman Catholic Church ?” He also asks for the reasons for the objections ol the Catholic Church against Freemasonry and other so-called secret societies. Wo answer—First: Masons ate not antagonis tic to the Roman Catholic Church, nor to any other Church, as such, whether it be Christian, Jewish, Mohammedan, or any other creed. Freemasonry has been defined as “ a sublime system ot morality,” Ac.; and it has also been said that “ Freemasonry is the handmaid of religion,” &c. While Masonry is not a religion, yet it is said to be “so far interwoven with religion ” as to lay us under obligation to pay rational homage to the Deity. It stops there, so far as religion is concerned. It requires, first and foremost, a belief in a Supreme Being. That being assured, the peculiar doctrine or creed is left to tho individual brother’s own conscience. This is one of the points which account for the universality of Freemasonry. Secondly, as to the “ objections of the Church against Freemasonry,” Ac. : In some countries of Europe—and particularly those countries where the interests of Church and State were united and co-operative- there have long exist ed certain secret political societies having for their object the overthrow of the Government. Such organizations being seditious and detri mental to the public welfare, it became neces sary for the Pope to denounce them—not only lor the preservation of the temporal power which he then held, but also lor the peace and happiness ot all countries where the authority of tbe Church is acknowledged by any portion ot tho inhabitants. As it was not possible to draw tbe line anywhere, it became necessary to include in tho denunciation all societies ot a so called secret nature. From a long acquaintance with learned priests and intelligent laymen of the Catholic Church, we have formed the opinion that tho Churchris not particularly opposed to Free masonry any more than to other organizations : but as the'denunciation includes all so-called secret societies, every Catholic must decide for himself whether or not he will abide by the rules of his Church. Cui Bono.—The question of physical qualifi cations has been argued pro and con for lo I these manyiyears, with little apparent progress toward adjustment. The question turns upon tho provisions of tlio IV. of the Ancient Charges requiring the candidate to be a perfect youth, having no maim or defect in his body, leaving out the conclusion of the sentence, “that may render him incapable of learning the art and of being made a brother.” Tho difficulty really i« a? to tho limit that can bo fixed of the line drawn where incapacity for initiation begins, and it is more than doubtful if this generation will witness a general agreement. Several Brethren.—General Grant was not a Mason, and hence, while Masons will unite with their fellow-citizens, as citizens, in all proper demonstrations of regret, there can bo no distinctive Masonic ceremony, for the reason above mentioned. A MASONIC ISLAND. None but Masonic students may choose so to designate the Isle of St. Louis, that forms a part of the city ot Paris. By earnest votaries of the order it might, with some consistency, be termed a sacred island. Various celebrated old mansions, built prior to 1680, have rendered the locality interesting to tourists ot antiquarian and historical tastes, one of which, the Hotel Lambert, has been more or less associated with the great names of the polite land. This was at one time tho residence of a devoted patriot prince of Poland, a volun tary emigrant from his unfortunate country. Within the now demolished Hotel Chenniseau, in the same locality, Archbishop Afire expired from his wounds, received on the fortifications, in the revolution of 1848. Before the seventeenth century, St. Lonis Isl and was known as two small isles, “Notre Damo,” and “Ho Aux Vaches ” —island of the cows. These have become one tract, as tho seven islands originally formed by tho Seine, in the region of modern Paris, are now only count ed as three. In those days the “palaces” were mors like structures made of willow than the favorite homes of tho luxurious French queens, who lived and fascinated the world in later times. There was no " Malmaison,” scented perpetu ally with the violets of a discarded empress; no “Trianon” sacred to the gay life and wotui ■death of a Marie Antoinette; no elegant counts, ■ memorialized by tho presence of the sweet ■ Scotch Mary, young consort of the Dauphin > Francis 11., whose fair head finally lay on the block in her navivo realm. The Isle ot St. Louis was marshy and unin habited before the seventeenth century—two islands, as then known. A part of it was owned by tho Chapter of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and a part by the Abbey of St. Germain des Pres. This was the Isle of the Cows. The monks rented it as a .pasture. On tbe tract known as Notre Dame, the spinners ot the town were per mitted to spread their linens to bleach. Upon this river island, on March 11th, 1314, were martyrized the brothers Jaques de Malay, Grand Master of Templar Knights, and Guy, Commander of tho Chapter of Normandy. They were cruelly burned alive, victims ol early ig norance and bigotry, such as no Freemasons, for the sake of the grand order, will ever again suffer.— Masonic Review. DIRGE. ON THE DEATH OF THE ETTRICK SHEPHERD. James Hogg, the “Ettrick Shepherd,” was initiated into Masonry on the 7th ef May, 1831, by th® brethren of the ancient “ Lodge Canon gate Kilwinning.” He afterward became “ poet laureate ” of the lodge, which position bad re mained vacant from the death of Robert Burns' until that time. Bro. Hogg died Nov. 21, 1835, and these lines were composed on that event: There's walling down by Yarrow's vale, There’s mourning through the Ettrick forest; St. Mary's wave takes up the wail— At Altrieve Lake the erv is sorest. Why mute that Doric reed whose tones O’er birk and brao found sweetest pleasure, Whose spell could charm the elfin ones To listen to[tho minstrel's measure ? 'Tisgone! No more may Ettrick bear The well-known voice of eong or story; No more St. Mary's bosom clear Move to the lay of love or glory. Bast is tbe magic of the place— The living breath of joy in Yarrow ! A spirit mounts to the throne of grace The clay is shrouded in the cold cell narrow. But pilgrims oil from distant shore, Shall wander tbore and worship lone, And strew that grave with wild flowers o'er. And bang fresh chaplets on its stone.” — Vol. 1, Charles W. Moore, Freemasons* Magazine. Masonic Charities in England. We may with pride remember as Freemasons what tho zeal and energy of Freemasons have done in England for the support of our great Masonic Metropolitan Charities in 1885. Despite bad times and an universal tendency to uncertainty and unsettledness in business, and when all around we note the falling off of subscriptions and piteous appeals for help from countless useful associations, our good brethren in Free masonry have not relaxed one jot or tittle in their steady munificent support of our great charities. Forty-four thousand pounds is a re turn for 1885, thus far incomplete as it is which we may well point to and “ make a note of ” Suoh a total is a very remarkable fact in itself and commends itself to the notice of the thou'dit ful and the philanthropic, as very suggestive in all good truth of the loving reality and hearty beneficence of our great order. We do not wish to prolong these considerations to-day, but amid attacks many and virulent, it is something for us all to remember and witness, that Eng lish Freemasonry in its stately march stands before us in clearest contour' the pride and trust of its sodality, and the helpmeet and bene factress of mankind. —Freemason (London). “ A proper knowledge of speculative Freemasonry requires thought and application of the mental faculties. Yet, such is ths frame of the human mind, such its construction and such its varied elements, that the great masses are more generally content with the mere forma and ceremonies, the external show and the out ward display, than with the more substantial enioymeU'S, to be secured by application of the mind in tbe pursuit of knowledge, using its energies in the investigation of subjects claim ing its attention, as worthy ot its highest con sideration.” An Aged Member of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island Bro. Benedict Aid- rich, of Friendship Lodge, ol No. 7, of Chepa chet, R. 1., v. as in attendance at the recent ses sion of the Grand Lodge of that Stare. Bro. Aldrich is ninety-two years of age. He was initiated May 13th, 1814, and raised September 26th of the same year. He was elected Master of Friendship Lodge in 1825, and is the oldest member oi the Grand Lodge. He is a worthy membor of the fraternity, who has always been steadfast in his devotion to the wut,—Reposi tory, THE MASON’S LAST BEQUEST. BY BRO. EDWARD Z. C. JUDSON. It was a very hot day in the Summer of 1778. The British General Clinton, with a formidable army, was hastening across the sandy plains of New Jersey to join the forces of General Howe at Sandy Hook ; and Washington, with an army regenerated into life, determined, if it lay within the bounds of possibility, to prevent that junc tion, and, to effect his purpose, sent a large de tachment of light troops, under General Lee, to harass their movements and retard their prog ress until he could come up with the main force and effect their capture or destruction. As soon as the American sharpshooters in the van of Lee’s division began to annoy the British, the latter drew up in order of battle and pre pared for defense. The Americans boldly pushed on, and were driving all before them when, to their utter astonishment and to the deep morti fication of their gallant officers, who were flushed with the hope of victory almost in their hands, General Leo ordered a retreat. Shame mantled many a brow then and. there, and in spite of discipline, angry words broke from many a lip; for even then, as now, the word retreat sounded strangely, aye, almost harshly upon an American ear. But the order bad been given by him who had command and he must be obeyed. But so angry and unwill ing were these who fell back that they did not preserve the order which they would have done had they only been yielding to stern necessity. And the British, overjoyed at a victory so easy, were pushing their advantages as they ever did, mercilessly, and our brave men were falling fast before them, when suddenly dashing forward upon a horse which was white with foam, rode that matchless man upon whom a nation’s fate depended. “ What means this cowardly retreat ? Who dared to order it ?” he thundered. “ 1 did I” was the angry response of General Lee. “ Bally your men, coward, or go hide your face in shame 1” cried Washington, that day giving vent to a passion which hitherto, under all circumstances, he had managed to control. “ Halt and form 1” he cried again in a voice so loud that it fell alike upon the ears of friend and foe. And though the bullets fell like hail around him and brave men dropped upon his right and upon his left, he sat unmoved upon his horse, stemmed the tide of retreat, and checked the advance of the triumphant foe. The carnage was terrible. Bayonet clashed against bayonet, sabre met sabre, while the sul phurous smoke almost hid the combatants from view ; and they sprang at each other like fiends, lighted by the flash of cannon and the blaze of musketry. One gallant officer whose hairs had become tinged with blood fought directly under the eyes of Washington, whom he loved not only as a general, but as a Broth er— bound by that mys terious and holy tie which equalizes a peasant with a prince. By his side three sons of lesser rank, the youngest scarce eighteen years of age, fought as bravely as himself. It was at that moment when, with Washington at their head, the Americans drove back the foe at the bayonet’s point, that he whom I will call Major Carroll, who was leading his battal ion on, himself on foot—for two horses bad al ready gone down under him on that day—and to whom I just alluded,saw a British officer fall, who had, with heroic gallantry, striven to stem the changing tide. Though wounded and down, the brave officer still struggled, and, drawing a pistol, disabled a man whose bayonet was at his breast. Major Carroll’s sword was raised about his head, but quickly a sign, a word, and the “widow’s son” was safe, lor the foe whose arm had just been raised was now a Brother, whose extended hand was ready to lilt him who lay upon the earth in such distress. But ah ! fatal pause ! that generous bosom, so full of fraternal love, which did not forget duty even there amid the wild carnage of battle, was pierced by a bullet, and the brave Carroll sank dying by the side ot him who had called for help and had not been refused. Washington’s eve was on him—he knew who and what he was, for he had sat with him in a place where light fthpunded; but he could not wait—the enemy are and must bG pursued. “On 1” cried the dying hero to his men. “ Forward 1” he shouted to his boys. “ We are victorious and I am content.” The battle was over. The British had been swept back over the gory field which they had taken and night had drawn its mantle over the horrors which the day had exposed. And by Major Carroll’s side knelt the only one of his race that was left to life—his young est born. His two eldest sons had fallen on that dear bought field—like himself, contented, that they died for their country and fell in the hour when victory was theirs. “ Father, what can 1 do for you ?” said the boy hero, as he grasped his dying sire by the hand and sustained his head upon bis breast. “Be a man and do your duly to ysur country first and to your mother next. And, lad, save my Masonic regalia. He, our nation s father, invested me with it! Save it, and act so worth ily that when you are of full age you may be en titled to wear it. It is my last request 1” And soon the noble spirit of that brave, good man, left his body and went to dwell with the Great Architect of the universe. And years after, when peace smiled on our land, the son fulfilled the father’s request, and that cherished regalia is still in the possession of his descendants.— Masonic Eclectic, SUCCESSION OF GENERAL HIGH PRIESTS FROM 1833. 1833 to 1847.—Paul Dean, of Massachusetts, 33°, Active Member of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States. 1847 to 1856.—Robert F. Dunlap, of Maine, 33°, Active Member of the same. 135G._Charles Gilman, of Maryland, 33°, Ac tive Member of the same. 1850 to 1865.—Albert G. Mackey, of South Carolina, 33°, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States. 1865 (Columbus).—John L. Lewis, of New York, 33°, Grand Commander of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction. 1868 (St. Louis).—James M. Austin, of New York, 33°, Honorary Member of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction. 1871 (Baltimore).—Josiah H. Drummond, of Maine, 33°, Grand Commander of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction. 1874 (New Orleans).—Elbert H. English, of Arkansas, 33° Honorary Member of the Su preme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction. 1877 (Buffalo). —John Frizzel, of Tennessee, 33°, Honorary Member of the Supreme Council for the Southern Jurisdiction. 1880 (Detroit). —Robert F. Bower, of lowa, 33°, active member ol the Supreme Councillor the Southern Jurisdiction. 1883.—Alfred F. Chapman, ot Massachusetts, 82°, of the Obedience ot the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction.— Baltimore Sun day News. Garibaldi. —It will never be denied that our well-beloved brother, the lamented General G. Garibaldi, who fought so well for the freedom of Italy, and who held fast to those beautiful lessons inculcated on his introduction to Freemasonry, can never be forgotten by the brethren of New South Wales. The Grand Representative of Most Illustrious Bro. Gen eral G. Garibaldi and his successors has pro cured for the library ot the Grand Lodge ot New South Wales a marble bust of the lato Grand Hierophant of the world, 970, mounted on a substantial marble pedestal, and we can not fail to be reminded, in observing the same, of the many noble and manly traits of character which so distinguished his career, which at the same time serves as a most useful lesson to all our younger members of the craft, that how ever humble their sphere in life, the least may attain, by diligence' and perseverance, to the highest summit of his Masonic ambition.—Syd ney Freemason. Monument to Captain Webb.—The widow of Capt. Matthew Webb, the unfortunate swimmer, who lost his life a year ago in the foolhardy attempt to swim the Niagara Biver Rapids, has purchased of the Lookport Marble Company, a handsome Barre granite monu ment, eight feet in bight, which will be placed in Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, over the remains ot the brave captain, on Monday next. The monument is of exceeding beauty of pro portion, of gothic cottage design, and on the cap contains the Masonic emblem “G.” On the die is the inscription, “Captain Matthew Webb, born January 19, 1848; died July 24, 1883. The base has on its face the word “Webb.” Mrs. Webb, who is employed at the art gallery beside the rapids, where the daring swimmer lost his life, was assisted in procuring this handsome monument by several prominent citizens of Niagara Falls.— Marine Record. Do This.—Ours is a lofty undertaking; may we never falter, but continually press for ward in the good work. Masonry is to-day stronger in numbers and more united in pur pose than ever before, not only on our own continent, but throughout the civilized world, and to our mind the great stumbling block to our future prosperity is to be looked for in the too rapid multiplication of lodges and the too unfrequent use of that mighty engine ot Ma sonic safety, the ballot. Brothers, guard well the outer door; admit none upon whom any doubt as to morality exists; look to it that all give assurances by their past lives as being fit for the Masonic Temple, and that they give promise of the future by the past, being sure that reformation within our walls is “ too flimsy a thread” to hang the prosperity of the cralt upon. Again, we say, “ guard well the outer door.”— Wm. P. Innes. A Lodge Attending the Roman Chvbch.— Bro. James H. Neilson, of Dublin, has a certified copy of the entry in the minutes of Lodge No. 60, of Ennis, Ireland, of the lodge having, on St. John’s Day, June 24, 1800, at tended the Roman Catholic chapel of Ennis and heard a sermon from the Rev. Dr. McDon agh, the parish priest, who afterward dined with brethren of the lodge. This is quite unique.— Keystone. Radiant Lodge, No. 739, had an in teresting time at its last meeting, when W. Bros Maxfield, Littenbergh, Holmes, and Stengel were present. The Third degree was illus trated, W. Bro. Philip E. Hersliet delivering the lecture. A banquet crowned the evening’s work, after which adjournment was had to Sep tember 19111 pibAi I Freemasonry recognizes the truth, I which is written everywhere in nature, that we must take our ashlars out of the quarry, and hew, square, and mark them, so that they shall be perfectly fit for building into an eternal Tem- 1 pie. " Clay and rock are given us, not brick and squared stone. God gives us no raiment, he gives us flax and sheep.” Masonry recog nizes this fact. Every candidate, after being approved, is to be made a Mason, while the 1 labor that is thus performed is most emphatic ally a labor of love. Freemasons are not ashamed of labor. Noble men engage in it— men of the highest intellect, the rarest attain ments, the greatest social, political and reli- ! gious distinction. The respect for all labor en gendered within the lodge, where rich and poor, the favorites and the forgotten of fortune, “meet upon the level,” is such that the noblest senti ments are inculcated. You would never expect • Freemasons to “ paint coats of arms to cover up the leather aprons of their grandfathers I” Benjamin Franklin was never ashamed of the leather apron of his grandfather—and he came of a race of blacksmiths. If Masonry wrought 1 no other good than to teach the brotherhood of its initiates, that we are all the children of a common father, it would have a sufficient rea son for its being. But, not satisfied with this, it compasses the whole circuit of human life. From the time that the candidate is made a Mason until he passes forever from the lodge below, it ministers to his highest needs, it gives him the most satisfying enjoyment, it associates him with chosen spirits whose aspirations are similar to his own, and from the moment that its mystic hand is laid upon him until it benefi cently performs its last fraternal act in bommit ting his remains to the grave when all of life is over, its benison is over him and he is ceaseless ly enjoying his connection with the brotherhood. —Keystone, • Bro. Abd-el-Kader said: “In my opinion every man who does not profess Free masonry (which I consider to be the first in stitution in the world) is an incomplete man.” LABOR IIXCIIANGE. A Mason and Knight of Pythias wants a situation as watchman or janitor, to support his siA wife and children. Address CHAS. H., N. Y. Dispatch Office. Tabernacle o, No. 598, will hold their annual COMPLIMENTARY EXCURSION to Oscawanna Island, on FRIDAY, July 31st. Ticketscan be procured from W. Bro. WILLIAM J. CROW, No. 296 Sixth avenue, or D. R. WOQLLETT, Sec., No. 166 Eighth avenue. Isla.id City Lodge, No. 586. FIFTEENTH ANNUAL EXCURSION TO HUDSON GROVE, (Long Island Sound), WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5, 1885. Barge will leave Noble street, Greenpoint, at 8:30 A. M.; Third street pier, Long Island City, at 9 o’clock. TICKETS, sl. Admitting Lady and Gentleman. Extra Lady’s’ Tickets, 50 cents. To be had at either landing. For Sale.—A very handsome pair of Middle Chamber Columns.* Inquire of FREDERICK O. GOMBERT, No. 32 Gansevoort street, 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. MYSTIC SHRINE BADGES. WILLIAM IT. GAMMON, No. 43 CHATHAM STREET. (80 lect 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. _ DR. B, H. DUPIGNAC, No. 159 BOWERY, five doors above Broome street. Forty five years of active practice. Extracts, Inserts, and Fills Teeth without pain. 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. MANUFACTURER of KNIOFITfeS TEMPL Alt’S, MASONIC, AND ALL KINDS OF SOCIETY GOODS, No. 133 GRAND STREET, CORNER OF CROSBY. NOTARY AND COMMISSIONER ran me tise states, Henry C. Banks. LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICES of BANKS A BANKS Nos. 3 JOHN ST. and 192 BROADWAY. House ; No. 181 East 127th st., cor. Lexington ave., NEW YORK CITY. MASONIC DIRECTORY. NEW YORK. ACACIA, No. 327, meats first and Third Tues days, Clinton Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Howell Vail, M. William Boeckel, Treas. Henry Babbage, 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., in lonic Room, Masonic Tem ple. P- C. Benjamin, M. J. W. Sandford, Treas. R. H. Foote, S. W. Wm, I£. Inftet, See. W. E. Marrenner, J. W. ALBION, No. 26, meets second and fourth Wednesdays 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. Jet!. E. Thum. J.W. ANCIENT, No. 724, meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in Tuscan Rooms, Mafionic Temple. Edward 8. Post, M. H. H. Crane, Treas. Charles T. Dunwell, S. W. Clare W Beames, Sec. Rufus Smith, J. W. No. 232 East 33rd street ARCTURUS, No. 274.—Regular communications of Arcturus Lodge arp held at Miller’s Hall, No, 202 E. 86th street, S. E. cor. 3d avenue, on the first and third Tuesday ol each months. John E. Wangler, M. Charies 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. Eenson. Sec., Fred. M. Kandell, J. W. CHANCELLOR WALWORTH, No. 271, mer first and third Thursdays of each month, Doric P Masonic Hail, 28d street and Sixth avenue. .oom, Wright D. PownaP Geo. W. Millar, Treiis., Wm. M. Leggett F. W. Herring, Sec., Andrew H. Ke •« w No. 841 Broadway, N. Y, * CHARITY, No. 727, meets first and third Fri _ days ot each month, at their ro ra Boulevard and West Seventy-fourth sa-eet. Thomas Back, M Charles Eisemann, h p Niebuhr S W David Taylor, Sec-» w . G. Owens, J. w. ’ 10th ave., 99th and 100th sts. CHARTER OAK LODGE, No. 249, meets sec ond and fourth Fridays, at. German Masonic Temple. 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. Osiertag, J.W. CITY, No. 408, meets second and fourth Mon days, lonic Room, Masonic Hal', Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Henry Muller. M, H. P Muller, Treas. A. A. fiauldwell. S w, Alex. Mack, Sec. Geo. JI. Pladwell, J. W. COPESTONE, No. 641, meets every second and fourth Wednesday, atß 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 trP. M. Oscar G. Ahlstrom M Geo. Stone, Treas. Fred. K. Van Court, S W* Geo. F. Thornton, Sec. Thomas Bonner, J. w'. DIRIGO, No. 30, meets second and fourth Mon day of each month, at Koster and Bial's, Sixth avenue < and 23d street. Aaron Morris, M. H. H. Nestrock, Treas. John A. Sampson, S W William K. Oidroyd, Sec. S. Blant, J. W. EMANUEL, No. 654, meets second and fourth Thursdays each month, Koster & Bial s Hall, No 117 West Twenty-third street. Gustave Baum, M M. Laski, Treas. Myer Goodman, S W Leonard Leisersohn, Sec. A. 11. Fleischer J W GEORGE WASHINGTON, No. 285, meets first third and filth Fridays of each month, at Eastern Star Hall, corner Seventh street and Third avenue. Adolphus D. Pape, M. A. H. 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. < has. H. Luscomb, M. Julius Blankenstein, Treas. Peter G. 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, Treat Reginald T. Hazell, S. W. George G. Golliasch, Sec. 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 avenue. John H. Kocher, Sec. Ralph Mayers, 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, s. 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, S. 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, S. W. George M. Johnson. Sec., John W. Hunt, J. W. No. 91 Bedford street. JOHN D. WILLARD, No. 250, meets first and th.rd Wednesdays of each month. Grand Opera House Eighth avenue and Twenty-third street. William M. White, M. William H. Hawks, Treas. Waldo H. Richardson, S.W. Thomas J. Drew, Sec., George A. Cole, J. W. No. 129 9th ave. Visiting brethren welcomed. KANE, No. 454.—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, 8. W. Henry W. Penoyar, Sec. Cornelius Waydell, J. W. LIVINGSTON, No. 657, meets first and third Mondays, at Tuscan Rooms, Masonic Temple. Music by the Livingston Lodge Vocal and Instrumental Quar tettes- J. M. Purdy, M. Wm- Scott, Treas. J. 11. McCarthy, S.W. Wm. E. Green, Sec. A. M. Willis, j. W. LODGE OF ANTIQUITY, No. 11, meets the 1 second and fourth Thursdays each month, Clinton 1 Room, Masonic Hall, Twenty-third street and Sixth 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, meats first and third Ilion- , davs eaeh month, at German Masonic Temple, No. 220 East Fifteenth street. Robert J. Poynter, M J Jacob Ewald, Treas. John W. Ferrier, S. W. A. R. Wilson, Sec. Henry Hood, J. W. METROPOLITAN, No. 273, meets second and i fourth Thursdays of each month, (except July and Au- , gust', Corinthian Room, Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue * and Twenty third street. Louis Stamper, M. } Thos. Carter, Treas., A. W. Royal, S. W. f J. B. Russell, Sec. James F. Hughes, J. W. ; No. 242 E. 25th st. 1 MONTGOMERY, No. 68, meets in the Doric ; Room, Masonic Temple, every first and third Monday ‘ evenings, at 7:30 o'clock. i F. O. Woodruff, Treas. W. P. Worster, M. D. M, T F. W. McGowen, Sec., J. Wesley Smith, S. W. * Box No, 68* Masonic Temple. Thos. J. I’ardy, J, W» £ MUNN, No. 190, meets on the second and fourth Thursday evenings, at Livingston Room, Mar sonic Temple. S. A. Harwood, M. John Maguire, Treas. Joseph Abrams, & W. Ezra B. Stockvis, Sec Robert Neeley, J. W. ■ MYSTIC TIE, No. 272, meets first, third and filth Tuesdays, at Eastern Star Hall, cor. Seventh street and Third avenue. James A. W’esterfieta, 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 Masonic Temple, 23d street and 6th avenue, second and fourth Fridays each month. James R. Canniff, M. J. L. Voorhees, Treas. David Newmark, S. W.' E - Hugh Hawthorn, J. W.l Res. 2070 3d avenue. NAVAL, No. 69, meets on the Second and Fourth Wednesdays of each month at Eight, P.M. ia Clinton Room Masonic Temple. Matthew Hettrick. Treas. Washington Mullin, M. Thos. J. Keyes, Secretary, John J. Bar, S. W. No. 312 E. 46th St. James Berry, J. W. NEW YORK, No. 330, meets the first and third Wednesdays each month, Austin Room, Temple,Twenty third street and Sixth avenue. _ John Jav Griffin, M. Chas. D. Shepard. Treas. E. B. Valentine, S. W. E. W. Bradley, Sec. Vai Schneider, J. W.f OCEAN, No. 156, meets at Grand Opera Housfy 23d street and Bth ave., every second and fourth Thurfib days of each month. H. C. Boniface, M. James Luker, Treas. Alonzo C.‘Brackett, S. W. Louis Franswav, Sec , P. J. Looney, J. W. No. 692 Washington street. PARK, No. 516, meets first and third Tuesdays, at Turn Hall, No. 341 West Forty-seven th street. „ , T , George W. Cregier, M. Charles Lehr.tter, Treaa Wm. W. Seymour. S. W. ,1 Horatio Sauds. Sec. E. Winterbottoin, J. W. PERI ECT ASHLAR, No. 604, meets first and third Thursdays, in the Doric Room, German Masonia Temple, Fifteenth street, east of Third avenue. r 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 Thurs« days of each month, Compo.si.e Rooms, Masonic Tem» pie, 23d street and Sixth avenue. o -.v or. x m 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 ol Seventh street. John W. Rowan, M. David W. Higgins, Treas. L. W Duessing, C. E. Dusanne, Sec. T. F. Rudolph, J.W.} Res dence, No. 42 Scammel street. PRINCE OF ORANGE, No. 16, meets second and fourth Saturdays, in Doric Room, Masonic Temple. Win. T. Wardwell. Treas. Lewis H. Raymond. M. John F. Graham, Sec., James B. Taylor. S. W, No. 368 Eighth st. Garrett Roach, J. W. ; PRUDENCE, No. 632, meets second and fourth Fridays each’ month, German Masonic Temple, No. 220 East 15t.h05treet. John H. Conway, M. Henry Bopp, Treas. Thomas Tipper, S. W. B. F. Corley, Sec. Isaac Brenner, J. W. PUTNAM, No. 338, meets the first and third! Fridays of each month, in Tuscan Room, Masonic Tem l?,e - , , , John Prentice, M. Joseph Applegate, Treas. Francis W. Judge, S. WL Robert R. Bowne. Sec, James L. Kildare, J. W? REPUBLIC, No. 690, meeta first and third Fri days of each month. Doric Room, Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue, at 7:45 P. M. * B „ B. C. Williams, M, B. Brown. Treas. George P. Molleson, S. W; J. W. Stopford, Sec. Archibald George, J. W. ROOME, No. 746, meets first and third MOXM days, in lonic Rooms, Masonic Temple. m W. Godfrey, M. ; E. T. Simes, Treas. Geo. D. Emerson, S. ifr. Amos Brown. Sec. Frank V. Sanford, J. W. ST. CECILE, No. 568, meets the first, third and fifth Tuesday afternoons each month, at 1:30 P. MaS Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple. Visitors are always welcome. Allan Latham, M. t” Henry Tissington, Treas. David H. Agan, Laurence O’Keillv, Sec. Michael Schlig, J. W. STRICT OBSERVANCE, No. 94, meets second and fourth Tuesdays of eagh month, at No. 953 ThijQ avenue, corner Fifty-seventh street. t t. « Levl Glbb ’ James F. Bragg, Treas. S. D. Smith, S. W. Jackson Bell, Sec., Harry Hall. J W. Address, No. 1.035 Third av. SYLVAN GROVE, No. 275, meets second and! fourth Tuesdays of each month, at eight o’clock P. M.T in Livingston Room, Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue and Twenty-third street. “ Theodore Reeves, Treas. Richard Kirbv, M. Edgar Kirby, Sec. Wm. Madara, S. W. lor. 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. W. P. B. Dav!s, Sec. Davidß. Allen, XW. No. 2 j7 East 19th street. 7 TEMPLAR, No. 203, meets first, third, and fifth Fridays in each month, at No. 161 Eighth avenue, cor ner of Eighteenth street. ' Geo. Banfield, 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 Mondays. C. S. Howell, Treas. Jas. C. Baldwin, M. John Salt. Sec.. Wm. F. Walker, S. W. Res., 39 Harrison av., Miles W. Goodyear, J. W« Brooklyn, E. D. VERITAS LODGE, No. 7&4, meets every second P. M. John W Sok el. Sec. John C. Koopman, J. W. and fourth Tuesdays, at Grand Opera House, 23d street and Bth avenue. Dennis Redmond, M. P. M. l?ic ard Koch. Treaa. Jas. N. Johnson, S. W ZERUBBABEL, No. 329, meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, at Doric Rooms. Ger man Masonic Temple. No. 220 East Fifteenth street. Nathan Greenbaum, Tyeas. Solomon Littenberg, M. Thos. Cody, Sec., Isaac Greenbaum, S. W. No. 25 Chambers st., city. Abraham Dennison, J. W CHAPTERS. ADELPHIC, No. 158, meets 2d and 4th Wed nesdays of each month, in Egyptian Room, Masonic Temple. P. G. Beniamin, H. P. J. V. Kirby, Treas. R. G. Larason, K. Wm. H. Innet, Sec., H. J. Emerson, Scriba. Res., 102 Sixth avenue. AMERICUS CHAPTER, No. 215, meets the fourth Friday of each month, in the Egyptian Roomsj Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth aveaue Barry G. Kimber, Treas. Oscar G. Ahlstrom, H. Anthbny Yeomans, Sec., Henry Kornahrens, K. * New York Post office. John H. Ehnuss, 8. COMMA NDERIEB. COLUMBIAN, No. 1, assombles in conclave third Tuesday, each month. Masenic Temple, Twenty third street and Sixth avenue. Charles A. Benedict, C t Alfred B. Price, Trea?. Jo eph E. Miller. Fred. W. Herring, See. Charles H. An c. O. CIEUB DE LION, No. 23, aßße’- 10 ] GS ; n conclave second and fourth Fridays ei'hmonth, at Masonia Temple, Twenty-third and VC nue. „ „ „ . » Henry F. Ilerkner C. Edwin R. McCarty, Treas. John Byers, 0. Charles W. SjfcKeb. Thos. B. Inness, C. G. IVANHOE, No. 36. assembles in conclave third Friday each inontV Lank building, Fourteenth street and Fourth averse. James McGrath, E. C. Wm. D. Peckham, Treas. JohnCaunr, G. Wm. H. Arir^fl e ] t(i u. S. Sanderson, C. G. PALESTINE No. 18, assembles in conclave first and vq r J Mondays of each month, at the asylum# Masor H ‘ all 2 3d street and Sixth aveiiue. James W. Bowden, 0. m R Carr Treas., Wayne Litzenbcrg, G. C °S. Champlin. Rec., Charles H. Gillespie, C. G. YORK COMMANDERY, No. 55, assembles in a regular conclave on the first Wednesday of 3 month, at Masonic Temple, corner Twenty-third street l > ?n l Sixth avenue. Geo. W. E. C. HI Hutchdon Treas. James 8. Man ing,G. Alexander W,’ Murray, Rec., Robert L. Warke, C. Go Residence, 259 Humboldt st,, Brookljn, E-D-. j ANCIENT ACCEPTS?' J (Four Bodies.) THE LODGE OF PERFECTION OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chamber. Masonia Temple, on the first Tuesday of every month at’B P. M. Charles S. Ward. D. M. Joseph B. Eakins. M. N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. Geo. W. Van Buskirk, S. W. W m. S. Paterson, Sec. Geo. H. Fitzwilson, J. W. No. -155 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. t 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 e venue. I THE CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chamber, Masonia Temple, on the fourth Saturday of every month, at BP. M. George W. Millar, M. Seranus Bowen, Orator. Alfred B. Price, S. W. i [ N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. Arthur B. Townsend, J. W.' ; Wm. 8. 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 11. Heyzer, Ist L. C. George W. Millar, 2d L. Ok Joseph M. Leavy, Treas. Wm. D. Garrison, M. State. Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., No. 455 Fourth avenue. COUNCILS, R. S M. ADELPHIC COUNCIL, No. 7, R. and S. M.W The regular assemblies are held on the first Saturday each month, in the Council Chamber, Masonic Temple# Sixth ave. and 23d st. P. C. Benjamin, TIM. John W. Coburn, Rec. 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 least day or 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. W. Powell, Treas. HerthbertT. Ketcham M. R. Perrott, Sec., Henry A. Taylor, S. W. No. 008 Nostrand a- e. A. P. Higgins, J. W. COMMANDERIES. 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. Arcl, C. T. J. Scharfenberg. Treas. Wm. H. Bryant, G. 8. 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 Masonic Hall, corner Manhattan and Meserole avenues, E. D Charles E. Stockford, C. Henry A. Heuschkel, Treas. Valentine Hammann, G. James H. Whitehorne, Rec. Jas. L. Drummond, C. G. A Bibm Odd and Rake.—lt is not generally known that in the Congressional Library, at Washington, there is an old Bible which is well worth a walk to the Capitol to ex amine. It is of Italian origin, and is supposed to have been written in the thirteenth or four, teenth century, but the actual date is unknown. It is written in Latin, upon vellum, in clear, bold characters, and extremely uniform. The writing is in two columns, about three inches wide, with a margin of two inches. It is em bellished with one hundred and forty-six minia ture paintings, and upward of twelve hundred smaller illuminations, which are beautifully executed, and as brilliant to-dar as the day they were done. The initials of books and prologues are two and a halt inches in bight, and those of the chapters are one inch in bight. It is contained in two large volumes, and cost the Government 2,200 dole, in gold when gold was at a high premium, and was purchased at a sale of the library of Henry I‘erkins, Hanworth Park, near London, in June 1873. The skins in the first volume have all been repaired, except five ; in the second volume they are nearly all perfect.”— Canadian Craftsman. Vermont’s Oldest. —Judge John B. Hollenbeck is the .Ideal Mason in this State, having been born February 11th, 1,02, and being consequently over ninety-three years of age. He was made a Mason by Friendship Lodge, in Charlotte, and was raised to the Third Degree, July 4th, 1813. Judge Hollen beck was in the battle at Plattsburg, and re members the incidents of that battle, and other matters connected with the war of 1812 with §reat distlßitiw.— typHnqlg} 3