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Advertisements for the Masonic Be rzRTMTNT, to secure their insertion, must be tent in by TWO O’CLOCK, P. M.» Friday. PERPETUAL JURISDICTION. This is net tho first time we have referred to this subject, but, as we have the abrogation of its harsh features at heart, wo deem it wise to give it an occasional airing, that the minds of the brethren may be gradually prepared for such a change as may be more in accord with die just principles of the craft. it is to bo recollected, in dealing with this question, that it involves no landmark, and, in fact, that it is a regulation of extremely modern growth, and confined to this country in its exercise. To the best of our knowledge and belief, no foreign Grand Lodge in the world would hesitate to sanction the initiation of a candidate, notwithstanding his previous rejec tion by some lodge on this continent, and our protest would go for nothing, because they never have, and in all human probability never will, consent to be governed by our local laws on any subject. Generally they will not estab lish lodges of their obedience on our soil, but they will allow the initiation of our citizens by their lodges, and will not listen to objection from us. the case of a brother declared an un affiliate for tho non-payment of dues, a foreign Grand I.odge, when appealed to for having permitted a brother in that condition to join one of its subordinates, replied that it did not recognize the right of one of our lodges to fol low a non-affiliato beyond its own jurisdiction. This and other matters of similar character are due to our contiguous jurisdictions as States and Territories, and the general desire to maintain peace and harmony throughout our widely-extended domain, though even among ourselves our laws are far from being uniform. But, to return, there seems to be an arrant injustice in forever shutting the doors against a man because for some unknown reason a black ball has been cast against him on his original application. We verily believe.that in a largo majority of cases the rejection has no better foundation than some personal enmity or business rivalry. .But while we cannot de prive a member of his right to expresss his will by the use of the contrary ballot, when the ordeal is about to be passed, we can, by the exercise of the same power which enacted the present law of perpetual jurisdiction, make a regulation to limit its effects, which seems to us the need of the present day, not only in justice to good men anonymously wronged by rejection without known cause, but to prevent the unlimited exercise of pique or revenge by any one. Wu think, in conclusion, that the effect of re jection should entirely cease at the end of a fixed period, leaving the applicant to seek a more congenial home and the responsibility for his acceptance to the lodge to which he may afterward apply. VERY PLEASANT. We have received from the well-known florist and seedsman, James Vick, of Rochester, N. Y., a portfolio of illuminated plates, 12x14 inches in size, representing orchids and other rare flow ers, natural dimensions. They are beautiful beyond compare, and when bound will make an ornament for the centre-table, calculated to ex cite the most pleasurable emotions, and to point tho way to a love of the beautiful. It seems to us that children who are taught to love flowers have a foundation for a pure life when they enter the world to fight their own way amid its strifes and jealousies, and hence that parents can hardly go amiss in procuring for the family circle this delightful method of object teaching, to say nothing of the pleasure to themseves in the contemplation of Nature’s most beautiful children. MADE ONE. On the 17th inst. there was a quiet family wedding party assembled at tho residence of Bro. Hugh Hutchinson, 319 Leonard street, Brooklyn, the bride being the granddaughter of Bro. Albert P. Moriarty 3o°, and the bride groom, Mr. Thos. J. Gleason, of the firm of Baldwin & Gleason, bank note engravers, of this city. The happy pair took their departure for Washington immediately after the wedding feast, and will be at home to friends on the 25th Inst. Bro. Moriarty has somewhere about eight or nine granddaughters on tho unmarried list. None but Masons need apply, who are not a part of Brigham Young’s family, nor of those who stay out late at nights and say they have been at the lodge. PERSONAL. 111. Bro. John Hodge, 33°.—This esteemed brother seems to have the honors piled on him until it would seem as if he could not carry many more. From a pamphlet before us, it appears that ho occupies a prominent and very responsible position in another organization, net connected with Masonry. We mention the fact merely to show that ho is held in high esti mation wherever he is known, whether at home or abroad. Bro. Andrew Maurer, of Corner Stone Lodge, the well-known publican of Nassau street, has grown so courteous since he was “ raised ” by tho Grand Master, that it is more than ever a pleasure to meet him at his house, where there are daily to be found many of the genial spirits well known to tho down-town brethren. An drew and his brother Peter are always ready to courteously welcome their friends. W. Bro. Samuel Holmes, the handsome and genial Master of Polar Star Lodge and that charming young widow of the Eastern District, were among tho prominent persons present at the Copestone reception on Wednesday even ing. The younger members tried to cut him out, but in vain—he had tho inside track. Go ahead, Bro. Sam. Wo have no fault to find with ou. INDEPENDENT LODGE, NO. 135. At the last communication of this lodge, last Monday evening, the 15th inst., the attendance of members and visitors was so much larger than usual, as to furnish evidence of the in creased interest felt by the members and their friends. The Second Degree was conferred in a most impressive manner. W. Bro. C. 8.. Parker, the Master, presided with that dignity and gen tlemanly courtesy for which he is so well known, and was ably assisted by his efficient corps of officers. But tho peculiarly pleasant feature of the evening was the M. C. work, which was ex emplified by W, Bro. Ralph Myers, P. M. of Greenwich Lodge, Lo. 467, in a manner that will long be remembered by all who were so fortunate as to listen to the eloquent brother, who proved himself to be not only well versed in the mere ritual, but also a careful Masonic student. This lodge continues to grow in popu larity, us is evident from the large attendance, prominent among whom are always to bo found a number of Past Masters, both of this and ether lodges. Tho usual social hour followed the labors of the lodge. At the next meeting the Third Degree will bo conferred, and it is expected that a number of distinguished breth ren will bo present. Visiting brethren are al ways welcome. ST. CECILE LODGE, NO. 568. By some inadvertance the paragraph relating to this kkfco was crowded out in the last issue, and it is due to the Master and brethren of the lodge that tho Dispatch should apologize for Vo omission. We are informed that at the last communica tion of tho lodge that not only the degree was worked with a right ring strewn through its labors, but it was supplemented with choice music and elegant recitations by brethren who are proficient in this line of business, therefore well adapted to amuse as well as instruct. We know of our own knowledge, without witnessing tho particular events of that day, that St. Cecile never is at a loss to produce good things byway of amusement, nor is her Ma sonic work less acceptable. Her name and fame has spread over the land, and her culture lieeds hq commendation at pur ijahds. KANE LODGE, No. 454. A BEAUTIFUL AND APPROPRIATE GIFT. The Grand Master has a great appreciation oi this lodge, as was manifest by his presence at the communication on Tuesday, the 26th, when he presented tho lodge with an elegant silver trowel, with pearl handle, upon which is the following inscription : “Presented to Most Worshipful Frank R. Lawrence, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York, by Bro. Albert A. Kingsland, on behalf of Solomon’s Lodge, No. 196,F. and A.M., Thomas Rosecliff, Master, and used at the lay ing of tho corner stone of the Masonic Hall at Lexington, N. Y, January 25, 1885.” “ Presented to Kane Lodge, No. 454, F. and A. M., by Frank R. Lawrence, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York, February 2. 1836.” Bro. Lawrence, in bestowing this choice gift, said that he appreciated the good feeling of the members of Kane Lodge, and felt that he could not dispose of the beautiful trowel in a more appropriate way than by presenting it to Kane Lodge, and hoped that it would forever be cherished as a symbol of that brotherly love which should be the crowning glory of all true Masonic lodges. The neat and chaste emblem was accepted by Wor. Master Joseph J. Little in those eloquent words : Most Worshipful Sir: I regret that, in ac cepting this beautiful trowel, I have not the command of language to reply in such a man ner as tho occasion deserves. Most Worshipful Sir, we concede your superior girt of oratory, but that is all we do concede. Kano Lodge is as deeply interested?in the great self-imposed task of the Grand Master as ho is himself, and its members are earnestly at work in rendering such assistance as they can in order that he may bo successful. When Kano Lodge first learned that you, as Grand Master of the State, had determined to make an effort to free the Fraternity from debt, and so make it possible to establish tho Home and Asylum, so greatly needed, it was determined to stand by you. As Master of tho lodge, I communicated, either in person or by letter, with the Past Masters of tho lodge, and, Sir, 1 say it to their honor, as well as to the glory of Kane I.odge, that every Past Master, without exception, heartily ap proved. and crowned their approval with sub stantial subscriptions. The members of the lodge aro rapidly following tho example of their Past Masters, and it may please you to know, Sir, that wo have already subscriptions for more than our per capita proportion of the entire in debtedness, but'wo are not yet done; we pro pose to go on and raise what we can to help make up the average, for there may be lodges which will be unable to raise their full propor tion. Most Worshipful Sir, on behalf of Kane Lodge, and as its Master, I accept this very beautiful souvenir, and can but feebly express my thanks for so delicate an offering at your hands, but I can assure you that it is fully ap preciated, and that long after you and I have laid aside the working tools of life, this trowel will be preserved and cherished by Kano Lodge —by our sons and our sons’ sons—as a memen to of this occasion and of the great work now gping on, as also of the fraternal feeling existing in the heart of the Grand Master ;of this great jurisdiction for every member of the order. * We like these occasions of good will and united recognition, and trust that there may be more of them. Good work with true fraternal spirit and greetings make Masons feel the truth and grandeur of the institution. COPESTONE LODGE, NO. Gil. Precisely at ton o’clock on last Wednesday evening, the great leader, P. 8. Gilmore, step ped on the platform of Ferrero’s Assembly Rooms and made one of his inimitable bows to the large audience assembled on the floor, and began with the overture from “ Poet and Peas ant,” then “ Mikado,” and the grand march, led by Bro. E. R. Teller as floor manager, with an able corps of assistants. It was a very pret ty sight to see the many intricacies into which the skillful manager led his willing followers, and as everybody thought sure there would be a tangle, the machinery changed, and again all was symmetry and good management. On the floor we noticed R. W. Charles Lan sing, hunting pretty widows; W. Bros. Hunt and Prentice, of Putnam ; Bradburn, of No. 194; Cook and Orsor, of Citizen's, No. 628 ; W. Bro. R. Ding well and Crans, of Eureka, No. 39, and Goodson, of Kane, No. £5, Newark, N. J.; John J. Porter and Ben. Tucker, both of Eureka ; M. E. Comp. E. P. Wilder, H. P. of Ancient Chap ter, and the Past Masters of Copestone ; Dela Mare and pretty brunette daughter ; Tom Moore, flirting with every pretty girl; John H. Grant, Sergt. Stewart, Adrian Tutterer, with his hand some fiancee ; Mr. and Mrs. Tom McAvoy; Bio. Smith, wi’e and niece ; Bros. Wm. J. Mathews, Spencer, and others. « The galleries were filled with ladies and gen tlemen looking on and admiring the animated scene before them. The platform was amply decorated with tropical plants and floWere, and thd musicians were almost hidden, and the sweet strains of Gilmore’s Band sounded as if emanating from some beautiful southern gar den. All this, with tho elegant and rich toilets of the many and beautiful ladies present, and their abject slaves, called “ lords af creation,” waiting upon them and dancing attendance upon their every wish, made one think of fairy land and wish that such nights would have no ending. The affair was in every sense a most complete success in numbers, in style, in perfect harmo ny and sociability, in enjoyment, and in fact in everything that goes to make up one of those pleasant evenings one thinks of for many years. Copestone may well be proud of this, their latest effort. EMPIRE CHAPTER No. 170. Those of our readers who remember Thurs day evening, 11th inst., especially if any wero out that night, will remember that it was one of the very worst nights of the season—the winds blew with cyclonic force and the rain came down in torrents ; umbrellas .were more than useless, and only the very brave ventured out. But, if it was bleak and dreary without, within the cosy chapter rooms, over the “chimney corner,” it was cheery and pleasant enough. To the surprise of every one present, the rooms were comfortably well filled, and many distinguished craftsmen were present. It seems, too, that each of the officers, thinking that the others would not venture out, braved the storm to attend the Chapter. Hence all were present, and a very pleasant convocation the result. Candidates for tho Mark presented them selves, and the High Priest, M. E. Comp. E. Lowenstein, seeing so many distinguished companions present, filled all the chairs with present and past High Priests. M. E. Comp. Clark presided in the east, genial Doo Wooster in the west, while the accomplished High Priest of Manhattan Chapter M. E., Wm. Henry Smith, filled the south. Tho other positions and stations wero filled by M. E. Comps. Ed. Adams of Lafayette Chapter, Mockabee of Washington, Russell of Nassau, Cahill of Standard, and Comp. Wm. Collins, Empire’s accomplished C. of H., acted as general utility man. Comp. Collins is thoroughly posted, and has the work at his fingers’, or rather at his tongue’s end. It will be readily seen that the Mark Degree, the work on hand, was conferred fully equal to the reputation of those well known and accomplished Companions. After close the Companions adjourned, down stairs, where good-natured Cemp. John Kurtz, mine Host oi the “Chimney Corner,” stood ready to receive them, and all seated themselves around a long table, spread with good things and good cheer, and there again the difference without and within was in striking contrast. On next Thursday, 25th inst., the Mark Degree will again be conferred on several candidates elected to receive the same, and already several of the best workers have been invited to parti cipate, and there can be no doubt that a large concourse of Companions will assemble in the rooms of Empire Chapter. Everybody is made wel oine, and is most cordially received. Re member Thursday, 25th. POLAR STAB LODGE, No. 245. This lodge held a very pleasant meeting on Wednesday evening last, ajad conferred the Third Degree. W. Bro. Samuel Holmes, the Master, presided, and Bro. Harry Dallimore, the handsome and talented young 8. D., was au fait, as usual. There was a large attendance of the brethren, among whom were W. Bros. Dalli more, Miller, Smith, ad Merritt, of Polar Star ; Fosdick and Parker of Independent; Miller of Antiquity; Rawley ®f Stuyvesant, together with several “ lesser lights ” of Polar Star and other lodges. We noticed several brethren in full evening dress, and on inquiry we learned that after the lodge closed they proposed to at tend the ball of Copestone Lodge. Wo shall give ft luU acevuut of thftt ftffair, NEW YORK DISPATCH? FEBRUARY 21, 1886. COMMANDERY NEWS. Commanders, Recorders. or Sb' Knights are requested to send their Items for publication direct to theß. Y. Dispatch Office, indorsed: “ Commandery News.” Aldemar. ST. ELMO, No. 57. On Wednesday evening last this commandery, stationed at Greenpoint, or what is now Brook lyn, E. D., held a very interesting conclave. The Order of Red Gross Knighthood was con ferred upon a distinguished citizen of Long Island City; and, in addition to the ritualistic labor, E. Sir Thomas B. Rand, Assistant Grand Inspector, made his official visit and put the fraters through a course of sprouts in the man ual of Asylum drill. A large number of the members wero present, also quite a sprinkling of visitors, among whom wo noticed Sirs J. E. Rowo and F. T. Miller, of Damascus Commandery, No. 5, of Newark, N. J.; Henry Birkett and Wm. Main, of Clinton, No. 14, and E. Sir Juan B. Arci, Wm. H. Bry ant, Geo. B. Claflin, Thomas Anderson, Jas. Snare, David Drury, and Geo. Rowe, of De Witt Clinton, 27, and James Luker, Morton, No. 4, of this city. The work of the order was excellent, while the reception to Sir Thomas B. Rand was marked as most cordial, and the inspection fully appreciated as graceful and well done. E. Sir Charles E. Stockford, the Commander, who is always good in tho role he takes, was on this occasion far in advance of his usual frank and generous courtesy in the way and manner he apportioned the labors of the evening. The Commander was ably supported by E. Sirs John H. Bennington and Andrew E. Walker, and Sirs Hamman, Cornell, Tracy, Huesckel and others, not forgetting Dr. J. F. Valentine, who filled the space in the subsequent entertain ment at a neighboring oyster house with ease and elegance. Upon the whole, to use a common phrase, the conclave, in its entirety, was a pleasant and enjoyable affair, and one which stamps the fra ters of little St. Elmo with the proud and dis tinctive title, “ Good fellows, generous Knights, with intelligence adapted to suit all occasions.” YORK, NO. 55. The ninth annual drill and reception of this corps of gallant chivalry took place on Thurs day evening at the Lexington Avenue Opera House. The evening, as our readers will recollect, was simply “ delightful,” as the ladies would say, and, as a sequence, a large and fashionable gathering came together to enjoy the fun and frolic of tho occasion. Soon after 9 P. M. the Grand Officers of the Grand Commandery of New Jersey, as follows : Grand,Commander, D. G. C., G. Generalissimo, G. C. G., G. S. W., G. J. W. and Grand Prelate, followed by E. Sirs Albert G. Goodall, Robert Macoy, James Cochrane, William Do Graf, C. P. Pierce, Henry F. Herkner, George J. Hardy, Calvin D. Hayward, Eugene S. Eunson, Martin D. Layman, Charles A. Benedict, Peter E. W. Verhoeven, James W. Bowden, Juan B. Arci, Charles Forbes, Thomas B. Rand, Wilson G. Fox, assembled in an adjoining room under the cammand of E. Sir W. D. May, while the drill corps, thirty swords strong, under the com mand of E. Sir Wm. McDonald, were drawn up in line in tho main hall to receive the aforesaid Grand Officers. The formulas of reception being over, the corps proceeded to execute wheels, stars, crosses, flank movements, company fronts, etc., with precision and military skill, highly credit able to the corps and its drill master. The sign manual oi salute and the sword exercise were very interesting and cleverly done. We only wonder that so few mistakes were made, when we consider that the corps drilled upon a waxed floor and at considerable disadvantage for the want of space. The dance now went on under Sir Noble McDonald’s leadership, and a floor committee directed by Sir Wm. Brown, 8. W.; and assisted by Sir C. H. Baldwin. E. Sir Geo. W. Ander son, the commander, chairman of the reception committee, aided by such spirits as E. Sir Wm. J. McDonald, Charley Forbes, Joe Nash, John Spence, and W. G. Fox, gave universal satisfac tion to the guests of the occasion by reason of genial courtesy and unbounded hospitality. Among the many visitors we noticed Sirs Cor nelius Waydell, Ulyses 8. Baker, Wm. H. Bry ant, George Claflin, Wm. T. Woodruff and wife, Hiram Abiff and lady, Charles E. Lansing, .Tonjes Luker, W, T. GoumTie, James Frazier, James A. Rich, Robert Nichols, wife and daugh ter, Wayland Trask, Sam 0. Hinman, John Scott, and wife, H. H. Brockway and ladies, Old Reminiscences, wife and niece, Judge David McAdam, Fred. E. Davis, A. M. Lewis, James Smith, Geo. Clark, and many others tripping the light fantastic toe. The Dispatch tenders its special regard to all oi the (raters of the commandery for courtesies. IN MEMORY. Sir Edward S. Gosa, a most estimable man and citizen, was hurried from tho Temple on Sunday last with Masonic honors. A large concourse of brethren, of the lodge of which he was a member, sixty swords of Palestine Com mandery, No. 18, and fifty-four members of the Knights Templar Mutual Benefit Association, were present and placed the sprig of acacia upon a true brother and consistent Knight. W. Bro. De Graw, rendered the lodge service with pathetic earnestness, and E. Sir Jas. W. Bowden, Commander of Palestine, assisted by Rev. J. M. Worrill, P. G. C. of Kentucky, delivered the services of tho Order of Templar Knighthood. The remains were interred in the Evergreens. GREENWOOD, NO. 58. Last Monday night this body of chivalry met at their asylum and enjoyed one of those family reunions for which this body of chivalry is fast becoming noted. E. Sir Albert G. Goodall made his official visit and entertained the fraters with a lively descrip tion of his recent European tour. Sir. George J. Hardy, tho Commander, and his corps of officers fully appreciate the importance of making the conclaves entertaining, thereby drawing the members together in closer bonds of friendship. National Lodge, No. 209.—The Sec ond Degree was conferred here at the last meet ing, with great care and precision, showing study and painstaking on the part of the officers. W. Brother David Newmark is a very active man and a good worker, and has the interest of National Lodgel at heart, as well as the good of the order. He is well supported by his of ficers and Past Masters. Among the many vis itors we noticed W. Bros. Fred’k E. Davis, of Tecumseh: Bowen, of Putnam, and others; P. Masters Voorhees and Caniff, of National. On next Friday evening, 2Cth inst., the Third De gree will be conferred in full form. Visitors are cordially invited to attend. Green Point Lodge, No. 403.—This lodee, in addition to its local effort to raise funds in behalf of the Hall and Asylum Fund under the call of the Grand Master, has arranged with the proprietors of the Novelty Theatre, Brooklyn, E. D., to give an entertain ment at the theatre on Wednesday evening next, the receipts of which, after the expenses ©f the house are paid, will form a part of the contribution to this worthy object. The com mittee having the matter in charge have dis posed of a large number of tickets, which fact at the present time speaks of a grand success in a financial point of view. Good for Green Point Lodge. Eastern Star Lodge, No. 227.—This lodge is in a very prosperous condition, and at their last communication, a committee was ap pointed to prepare another entertainment, such as the lodge frequently indulges in. The ques tion however this time is, whether to admit tho general public or have it, as usual, in the lodge rooms. The younger element favor the former proposition ot course, as that would bring the lasses and pretty maids, much to the joy of the aforesaid younger element. However, the way to do these things is to do them. Americus Chapter, No. 215.—0 n Fri day evening, Feb. 2Cth, the Royal Arch Degree will be worked with more than ordinary ele gance, as the handsome robes of the chanter will bo used on this occasion, and many distin guished members of the Royal Craft will parti cipate. M. E. Oscar G. Ahlstrom, tho High Priest, extends a cordial and fraternal invita tion to all visiting companions. The “ Corner Stone Calico Masonic Association,” composed of brethren of Cor ner Stone Lodge, gave a “Calico ball and re ception,” on Thursday evening last. We have not space for a full account of the affair, but 1 will endeavor to give it in our next. La Fraternidad Lodge, No. 387, | will confer the Third Degree on Feb. 27th inst Brethren are cordially invited to assist. Emanuel Lodge, No. 654 works the Second Degree on Thursday evening next The craft arc fraternally invited. OFFICERS OF THE GRAND CHAPTER, 1886-7- M. E. Richard H. Huntington, Adams, G. H. P. M. E. William Sherer, Brooklyn, D. G. H. P. R. E. Richard H. Parker, Syracuse, G. K. R. E. J. Leavitt Lambert, Hoosick Falls, G. S. R. E. Herman H. Russ, Albany, G. Treas. R. E. Christopher G. Fox, Buffalo, G. Sec. R. E. James Byron Murray, Waverly, G. Chaplain. R. E. William J. McDonald, New York, D. C. H. R. E. Erskine H. Dickey, Brooklyn, G. P. S. R. E. Ulysses Baker, New York, G. R. A. C. R. E. William S. Bradt, Rochester, G. M. 3d V. R. E. Andrew Trambleo, Port Henry, G. M. 2d V. R. E. Philip M. Nast, Jr., Hornellsville, G. M. Ist V. R. E. George MoGown, Palmyra, G. Lecturer. R. E. William H. Gladding, Albany, G. Tiler. GEMS. As we grow older and older, and the passing weeks and months, withover-accelerated speed, bear us onward with them toward the close of our day of life, and as we feel more sensibly the infirmities of age, and we see, no matter how faithfully and earnestly we may have labored, bow little we have been able to do for tho well being, physical and intellectual, of our fellow men, in the narrow circle within which our in fluences have been felt, wo must be very in sensible and very unthankful If we are not grateful to that Supreme Benoficienco which has been tho protecting Providence of our lives, for having led us, as with a father’s hand, into the bosom ot the great order of Freemasony, which has,during those Last two centuries, done so much for humanity ; in which wo have boon able, by uniting in the common work, ourselves to do somewhat of good ; and which, long after we and tho children ot our children shall have passed away, will still continue to bo one of the groat benefactors of tho human race. To have contributed to its increase and ad vancement, if wo have been faithful and dili gent, may well make us content with the work ot our life, and willing that our labors should end, when, whether sooner or later, the hour for resting from them comes. If we have been true and loyal servants of the order, the work that we shall have done will not fail to bear good fruit. One by one, as the years pass by, and our friends and brethren die, leaving to us, as lega cies beyond all price, the memories of our friendly intercourse and communion with them, the fruits of their labors and sacrifices, and. their excellent examples. To us, saddened by their death, belongs tho duty of commemorat ing their virtues and recalling to the minds oi men their good deeds; and the higher duty, the inestimable privilege, of emulating their examples and proving ourselves worthy to have had their friendship and esteem. Very numerous now, dear brethren, upon our walls, are the pictures of our honored and illus trious brethren who have died. They outnum ber, perhaps, those of our now living honorary members. And yet very many, especially of those in Louisiana, are not there, and never will be, for after every effort I have been un able to obtain them. I look daily at the faces of our dead, for I knew them all, and they have all gone away since I became Grand Com mander in January, 1859. I can see in the mirror of memory the faces of them all, as dis tinctly as I saw them when they lived, and not as in a mirror or on canvas, but the very faces themselves, as if they wero be ore me. Many of the photographs do not represent them half so faithfully ; nor does time in the least dim the clearness oi that mysterious sense ot reminiscent vision. They seem mutely to say to me that they are waiting for me to come to them, desiring to see me face to lace again, in the better and brighter land to which they gave gone ; and that desire finds an echo in the recesses of my own heart. What a popu lous land it is that is peopled with our dead; and how, as we grow older, do we live more and more in the past 1 How we forgot the things of yesterday, and remember with invin cible tenacity all that occurred in the years long since dead and buried 1 As if our Father who is in heaven meant to make the far distant past nearer to us than yesterday, and to constrain us to live more with the dead than with the living, even against our wii>s But the present is our field of duty, and to it, after sorrowful and affectionate remembrance of our dead, we must now turn.— Albert Rike, TO UNDERSTAND THE TRUTHS OF FREE MASONRY. That understanding of the truths taught by Masonry, and that appreciation of tho obliga tion and duties of a Mason, which begets ac tivity in tho work, outside of, as well as in, the lodge room is, in my opinion, tho great need ot the day and hour. In this wo are all deficient, and ail acd each of us responsible for that in ertness **bich has well nigh reduced Masonry to an association of persons held together al most alone for the pecuniary benefit it may af ford thorn. This, brethren, is the dark side of the picture, and it is mentioned because we en ter the light through tho darkness. The moral influence exerted by our beloved order is bein<r felt in almost every locality in the State, but the morality of its membership does not come up to tho standard erected by the teachings of the order. I would have its adherents learn more of that morality taught by Masonry, feeling as sured that these being known better they would more generally be observed and practiced by the draft, ftnd tfoo cause of humanity corres pondingly advanced. If tho symbolism of the compass and squafd was more strongly impressed upon the mind of the initiate, Masons would not, sometimes, ma lign to the profane, one whom, in tho lodge room, ho is-apparently pleased to call “bro ther,” but would make an honest effort to live up to the duties and obligations which every Mason has assumed, and thus make his con versation and action bear testimony to the ex cellence of tho principles of, and incalculable benefits resulting from Masonry when fully lived up to by its adherents. Ido not overlook the many difficulties with which we have to contend, by reason of tho frailties incident to our human nature. Ido not forget that there aro two natures in man, the “ higher and the lower, the great and the moan, the noble and tho ignoble,” nor doos Masonry, but in every degree teaches its membership to cultivate and practice the better part of our nature, and con tinually guard ourselves against the tempta tions suggested by our prejudice, passions and appetites. We should be slow to make infer ences which a lull examination of the facts would prove to be unjust, as well as to firmly refuse to approve that which justice and good morals would condemn.— M. W. J. if. Hank heady Alabama, LAWS, REGULATIONS AND LANDMARKS. We had the impression that the “ laws and regulations” of tho Masonic institution were de signed to bo in accordance with the “land marks ” of tho order, and that tho latter were established and had existed from time whereof tho memory oi man runneth not to the contra ry,” their antiquity being an essential element. And further, that these “landmarks ” aro now just what they were centuries ago, and that they will remain and continue in force so long as Masonry shall exist. Moreover, if our memory serves us right, we have read somewhere that the Worship!nl Master of a lodge assents in his installation “ that no man or body of men have power to make innovations in the body of Ma sonry.” What does this all mean, if there aro no fixed rules and regulations and landmarks by which the Masonic fraternity are governed, and which have been in existence from time im memorial? Opinions may differ as to the construction which shall be put upon those landmarks, but that does not destroy or render invalid tho landmark. Our idea of the institution ot Ma sonry is that an ancient and honorable frater nity,” which has been transmitted from genera tion to generation of its sons through all the successive ages of its existence, unimpaired in all its forms and ceremon’es, its methods ot recognition, and in all its essential principles of government, of morality, of brotherly love, of charity and truth. Its antiquity is its beauty and glory. Masonry modernized or torn from its moorings in the stability and permanency and universality of its laws, rules and regula tions, as specifically defined in its ancient landmarks, would leave it with no form cr comeliness that would make it desirable. It would be like Sampson shorn ot his locks, weal as other fraternal organizations that have sprung up like mushrooms, and have perished or languished as quick.— B z . R, Singleton. The word “Mystery” in the Scrip tures, is well defined as simply meaning, “a revealed truth, a truth which man could not discover, but which God makes known.” The Sacred or Holy Mysteries, preserved in the cloisters oi the early Christian Church, are anterior to the Christian religion, being the spirit of prophecy. “ They saw Christ by faith, and represented Him and His doctrines by symbols.” They are in existence to-day, ns they were then. Tho Advent of Christ confirmed them in their full glory. They teach that no te can claim the right of eternal life beyond the grave but those who “ Relieve on Him that liveth and was dead, and is now alive forever more,” and follow the Lowly Ono, in the narrow path which is marked out for pilgrims in their sojourn here. They are dogmatic: they discard all metaphysical reasonings and speculative theories, and declare with a trumpet tongue the “ fall of sin ’’—the innate corruption of human nature and the necessity of regeneration. Did you ever notice that no matter how quietly and stealthily a man may creep into the house on his return irom his lodge, his wife is sure to waken up and ask him what he moans by disturbing the whole neighborhood? And yot he can get up in tho morning, build fires,’ bang the stove covers around, and prance through the place from cellar to attic, and she will sleep on as soundly as though there was not the slightest sound within five miles of her. Why is this thus ? Applause in a Masonic lodge, grand or subordinate, is about as much out of place as in a church. To loudly applaud addresses given by officers or visitors in open lodge, or thus signify the satisfaction that is felt in the re sult of an election, does not seem quite in ac cord with tho proprieties of time and place. Ta&tes differ, however, and of course it is not easy to restrain the enthusiasm of zealous Jwihreßi ORDER AND SYSTEM. Freemasonry emphasizes order as ene of the essential requirements to the successful work ing of the institution established in its namo. It affirms the necessity of a systematic course of procedure to secure the best results. Every thing of Masonic ceremony and work is subject to a due arrangement, and ought to appear in the right way just at the appointed time. No thing is to be left unprovided for, or brought forward in a loose, bap-hazard, or indifferent manner. Two old maxims have a special Ma sonic appropriateness : “A place for every thing, and everything in its place.” “What ever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.” Mindful of such declarations as these, everything in and about the Lodge will receive an orderly care and disposal, even the most trivial matters being looked after, and provi sion made for all helps and illustrations that they may be available when required, so that all confusion shall be avoided. In tho dis patch of business and the conferring of the degrees all movements should be fixed and precise according to well established rules, while everything should bear the stamp of a systematic arrangement. In this way the true character of the Masonic Institution will be best revealed, time will be saved in the conduct of the affairs of a Lodge, and there will be an avoidance of that wearisome friction always manifest where an intelligent and systematic arrangement of the business in hand is want ing. It is possible, however, to carry system and order to such an extent as to make them undu ly burdensome. Technical rules may be multi plied and insisted udou until everything is re duced to a painful restraint. An unyielding uniformity of method and proceedure, involv ing the most trifling details, may be so magni fied as to overshadow great principles and somewhat abridge the just presentation of a truth or a system. Even in Freemasonry there should be some elacticity and freedom of ex pression. A close adherence to order is calied tor, but this order need not be shown in too for mal and arbitrary ways; it had better be hid den so far as possible, only its delightful effects being visible. A systematic arrangement of all Masonic matters is demanded, but in applying the system there oifght to be an intelligent dis crimination between petty rules and great prin ciples—between what belongs to the working machinery of the organization and that which constitutes its very life—its motive power. Many Masonic requirements, altogether worthy of consideration, rank but as tho husks and shells of the science itself. They may not be cast aside ; they are the rules and formulas ap pointed for the conduct of lodge affairs ; they facilitate tho work of the Fraternity and help in manifold ways. Relatively, however, there is something be longing to Freemasonry and determining its character, which is of higher rank and vastly more important. It needs a due adjustment of all these forces -and principles, to set forth Freemasonry in its most attractive light and re veal its true character. It needs an observance of more than lormal rules to express the moral uses of the Masonic tri.—freemason's Reposi tory, TRUTH. Let us face the truth. The great majority of mankindjare yet but political slaves I Gigantic standing armies are eating out the substance of nations. Great fleets of iron-clad men-of-war prowl over the high seas, and vast fortresses frown along the borders of all lands. War still devours whole kingdoms at a meal. Intemper ance in every land sinks its hundreds of millions of dollars annually, and fills the land with widows and orphans and beggary, and stocks the earth with drunkards’ graves. On the one hand great organizations of anarchists parade the streets oi the large cities of this, the freest land under the sun, proclaiming doctrines sub versive of all property rights, of social order, and of civil government itself. On the other hand, great monopolies and moneyed corpora tions, soulless, grasping and insolent, are ab sorbing the earnings and property ot myriads of people. And it is possible for an individual, who never contributed a dollar to the real wealth of the country, or did aught for the na tion, for science or humanity, to amass a for tune of many millions in a single litetime. Crime still pours its ceaseless stream through all the earth, and gloomy prisons rear them selves on every hand, and ignorance and super stition and bigotry still exist, while the gaunt victims of disease, misery and destitution, are marching in a procession of millions to untime ly graves I All these things teach us that the world’s night has not yet passed away, and though the dawn has begun to break, there is much to be done before the full morning oom etb. And in the work of lifting these evils from our race, our share, not as an order, indeed, but as men who are Masons, with the teachings of Masonry in our hearts, is a very large one. And how shall we be prepared to do our part? By making the teachings of Masonry what they were intended to be—practical. Not with new methods, but by a recurrence and strict ad herence to the principles and methods already taught us. For if there be such a thing as a new or modern Masonry, with new principles, as distinguished from an older system, the old Masonry is the better. And we need no noise, no proclamations, no great announcements, lor such things are inimical and strange to Ma sons, for tho dominion of the principles of Ma sonry, like those of a higher and holier king dom, “ cometh not with observation.” Faithful to our great trust and work in the onward progress of the world, then as humani ty in the past bas been blessed by our labors, so shall the generations to come, everywhere, rejoice in the beneficence of Freemasonry,— Sro. J. A. Kierster, SWEARING. Of all the little, low, undignified, disgusting practices in which little, low and undignified men engage or follow, there is least excuse for swearing. Men may be tempted by the pros pect of worldly gain to lie, to steal, to cheat or defraud; but when or how di 4 any man ever In crease his substance by blasphemous oaths? ’Appetite may prompt to drunkenness or de bauchery, but there is no appetite to prompt or be gratified by profanity. Swearing is no mark of bravery, but rathergof cowardice—nor is it evidence of wisdom, refinement, politeness or learning. A man of good sense and high moral standing will not do it, because it is foolish and wicked. A man of refined and delicate feelings will not do it, because it is low and vulgar. A man possessing a due degree erf self-respect will not do it, because it is unmanly and inde cent. A truly brave man will not do it, because the practice itself implies a fear of either not being believed or obeyed. A man who has a decent respect for others will not do it, because he knows that in the esti mation of all wise and good men, it is regarded with abhorrence and disgust. A man who des ires the respect and esteem of others will not do it, because ha knows that by indulging it he forfeits all claims to the esteem of those whose respect is worth having. A man who is gov-. ern’ed by the dictates of reason will not do it, because he can give no good reason for it. A man who is governed by the dictates of con science will not do it, because conscience never dictated such a course. A man who is governed by the law of God will not do it, because that law forbids it. A man that is a true philanthropist will not do it, because he knows that human happiness is pro moted by virtue and not by vice. A true patriot will not do it, because he knows that his coun try’s safety and prosperity depend'greatly up on tho amount of intelligence and morality there may be among tho people, and his efforts are to strengthen and not weaken the moral restraints which aro around the public mind. If none of these characters, as such, follow the practice, who then are they that swear ? WHAT IS MASONRY? Alphonse de Lamartine, the distinguished French poet, orator and statesman, once asked, “ What is Masonry ?” and answered himself thus: “ I see only in the secrets of the lodges a vail of modesty thrown upon|truth and charity, to Lighten their beauty. You are, in my opin ion, the great eclectics of the modern world. You cull from all time, all countries, all sys tems, all philosophies, tho evident eternal and immutable principles of univeral morality, and yo blend them into an infallible and unani mously accepted dogma of fraternity. You re ;cct everything that divides minds and profess everything that unites hearts. You are manu facturers of coneord. With your trowels you spread the cement of virtue about the founda tion of society. Your symbols are but figures. It I am not mistaken in this interpretation of your dogmas, the curtain of your mysteries might be drawn without fear ot revealing any thing but services rendered to humanity.” Joseph Balsamo—Otherwise known as the Count of Cagliostro—was a charlatan and imposter of the first water. He was an Italian who flourished in the middle and latter part of the eighteenth century. He was well edu cated and highly accomplished—a man of the world in the completest sense of that phrase. He was an adventurer who made many dupes —some of them, we aro sorry to say, being found among members of the Masonic organ ization, in which, for a time, he was quite prom inent. He established an order of Egyptian Masonry, which at one time acquired conaider erable influence ; but he was never a genuine helper of the craft, and his memory is entitled to but small respect by our fraternity. That he was a wonderful man cannot be questioned. He had knowledge oi many secret arts, was well versed in tricks of wonder working, and he did not hesitate to use all the means at his command to get money and notoriety. His career was that of a bold, bad man, and his connection with the Masonic organization was unfortunate for the craft. The Right Kind of Masonry.—We believe in a Masonry that operates silently. We want no loud cry in the market-place, or vain show and pomj>. The Mason who tries to live our principles without any ostentation will be a pillar of strength to the noble old institu tion. The humblest craftsman who bas been made a Mason in his heart, is worth more than any number of distinguished members to whom its teachings are mere verbiage. We care nothing about title or rank, unless under it there is a love for adherence to Masonic truth. Masonry is not kept alive with money or intel lect, but by a rigid adherence to its vital prin ciples—brotherly love and truth. Carry out these; and all else will follow ; for as sure as God reigns, an institution founded upon them will ensure.— Portland) Afe. f Masonic Journal. The Masonic Fraternity will live be cause it is a grand reconciler of hostile opin ions in the common creeds of a virtuous life and good works. It establishes no test of political or religious, opinions,—of nativity ;or complex ion. It seeks the establishment of universal Fraternity. Without undervaluing the virtue of patriotism it enlarges the boundaries of na tional feeling into the circumferenca of a world wide philanthrophy. Without denying the im portance of religious truth, it seeks to convert the welfare of sects into a glorious co-operation of practical benevolence. In the Masonic Lodge men of every nation and persuasion meet in a nearer relation, as brothers of the same family, to study what addition their union can secure to the general fgood. They forget all hostilities in the common desire to promote their mutual welfare and to benefit their brethren. Every where the world is twalking with this dream. The leaven is stirring the whole mass.— Hon, Stanley Matthews, On entering tho lodge room and find ing a strange brother present, it is your duty to go at once and take him by the hand and in a fraternal manner make his acquaintance. How often brethren neglect this duty. Some come into the hall, and, seeing a stranger present, pass over to the other side, often without giving the visitor a cold nod. Such treatment and manners are decidedly boorish, and only be coming the backwoods greenhorn. This class of brethren are not only found in tho country lodges in particular, but many aro guilty of this unbecoming habit in the cities. Our lodge is our home, and to treat a stranger at home as they are often treated at lodges, would be an insult never to be forgiven or forgotten.— Light. Chalk, charcoal and earthen pan, or clay, are the emblems which were adopted by our ancient brethren to express certain quali ties, in the absence of which no progress in Ma sonry can be expected. Nothing is more free for the use of man than chalk, which seldom touches but loaves its trace behind; nothing more fervent than charcoal, for when well light ed, no metal is able to resist its force ; nothing is more zealous than clay, our mother earth, who will open her arms to receive us when all our friends forsake us.—L’r. In Describing Masonry, I would u?e the language of Milton: “ I shall detain you no longer in the demonstration of what we should not do, but straight-conduct you to a hill-side, where I will point you out the right path of a virtuous and noble emulation; laborious indeed is the first ascent, but else so smooth, so green, so full of goodly prospects, and melodious sounds on every side, that the harp of Orpheus was not more charming.”— Ex. He who commences work without wis dom to contrive, strength to support, and beau ty to adorn, will be like the foolish man in Holy Writ, who built his house on the sand. When the wind blows, and the floods come, the foun dation of his work will be shaken, and great will be the fall thereof.— Ex. Corinthian Lodge, No. 488.—At the next communication of this lodge, Thursday evening, Feb. 25th, at eight o’clock, the Second or Third Degree will be conferred. A cordial invitation is extended to visiting brethren. The Lodge of Strict Observance, No. 94, will confer the Third Degree Tuesday evening, Feb. 23d inst. Brethren of Sister Lodges are fraternally invited, and will receive a cordial welcome. LABOR EXCHANGE. Situation Wanted, by a M. M. in good standing; experienced in offlce*duties, shipping, etc.; able and willing to do anything; age twenty-nine; retor ences Al. Address HIRAM, Dispatch Officii. 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NOT AR Y A NIfcOMMISSIO NEB EOR J2.LL THE STATES, I-I eii r y C . Banks. LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICES of BANKS A BANKS Nos. 3 JOHN ST. and 192 BROADWAY. House . No. 131 East 127th st., cor. Lexington are., NEW YORK CITY. MASONIC DIRECTORY. NEW YORK. ACACIA, No. 827, meets first and third Tues days, Clinton Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty thi:d street and Sixth avenue. Adam G. Vail, M. George D. auer, Treas. James D. Outwater, S.W. Frank A. Hovey, Sec. Wm. H. Ferre, J. W. ADELPHIC, No. 348.—Th0 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. E. S. li.ni , M. K. H. Fo'ite, Treas. W. W. Wai., r, S. W. Wm. 11. Innct. Sec. W. E. Marrenner. J. W. ARCTURUS, No. 274.—Regular communications of Arctur :s Lodge are held at Miller’s Hall, No. 202 E. 86th st., 8. E. cor. 3d avenue, on tho first and third Tuesdays of each m nth. Geo Campbell. M. Henry H. Daiinke, Troas. William Kurz. S. W. B. W. Hough, Sec., address John A. Paradise, J.W. No. 415 East 87th st. BUNTING, No. 655, meets first and third Mon days of each month, corner 124th s reet and Third av enue. Harlem. Harry C. Harney, M. Cyrus O. Hubbell, Treas. Theo lore A. Jasper. S.W. Z. T. Benson, Sec. Fred. M. Randell, J. W. CHANCELLOR WALWORTH, No. 271, meets second and fourth Wednesdays ea h month, in Austin and Commandery Room, Masonic Hall, 23d street and Sixth avenue. Wright D. Puwnall, M. Geo. W. Millar, Treas., John W c S. W. F. W. Herring, Sec., Andrew H. Kellogg, J. W. No. 841 Broadway, N. Y COPESTONE, No. 6-11, meets every second and fourth Wednesdays, at 8 P.M.. in the Corinthian Room, Masonic Temple. William Me Kaul, M. Martin Kalb, Treas. William J. Mathews, S. W. H. T. G bson, Sec. Joseph J. Moen, 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. W. DIRIGO, No. 30, meeta second and fourth Mon days of each month, at Koster and Bial’s, Sixth avenue and 23d street Aaron Morris, M. D Wyman. Treas. L. Jacobson, S. W. William R. Oidroyd, Sec., A. Crozier, J. W. No. 67 Charlton st. EMANUEL, No. 654, meets second and fourth Thursdas each month, Koster & Bial’s Hall, No. 117 West Twenty-third street, Gustave Baum, M. M. Laski, Treas. J ere. H. Goldman, S.W. Leonard Leisersohn, Sec. Edward F. Smith, J.W. ENTERPRISE, No. 228, meeta the first and thud Tuesdays of each month, Grane Opera House, corner of Eighth avenue and West Twenty-third street. Joseph Graham, Treas. John G. Hoffman, M. John Foste'r, Sec., DeForrest Nichols, S. W. Res., No. 608 Tenth ave. Dr Molesworth, 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. H. Bradley, Treas. W. P. Kent, S. W. Jared A. Timpson, Sec. Ralph Bogart, J. W. GIRARD, No. 631, meets first Friday in each month, Livingston Room, Ma-onic Temple. Thos. P. Clench, Sec. Thos. W. James, M. Chas. Clark, Treaa. Peter G. Arnott. S. W. John Mead, J. W. INDEPENDENT, No. 185, meete first and third Mondayß.of each month, at German Masonic Temple East Fifteenth street. C. B Parker, M. W. Lindemeyer, Treaa G. M. Johnson, 8. W. E. R. Brown, Sec. C. R. Trumbull, J. W. KANE, No. 454.—Regular communications of Kane Lodge are held on the first, third and litl-h Tues days in Austin Room, Masonic Temple. Joseph J. Little, M. Chas. A. Whitney, Treas. Thos. E. Stewart, S. W. Henry W. Penoyar, Sec. Charles F. Ulrich, J. W. MARINERS’, No. 67, meets first and third Mon days of each month, at German Masonic Temple, No. 220 East Fifteenth street. Robert J. Poynter, M. Robert W. Fain. Treas. Henry Wood, S. W. John W. Ferrier, Sec. Thomas -Lennox, J. W. METROPOLITAN, No. 273, meets second and fourth Thursdays ol each month, (except July and Au guest, Corinthian Room. Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue and Twenty tmrd street. Alfred W, Royal, M. Thos. Carter, Treas. Harry G. English, S. W. J B. Russell, Sec. Chas. L. Dimon, Jr., J. W. No. 242 E. 25ih st MONTGOMERY, No. 68, meets in the Doria Room, Masonic Temple, every first and third Monday evenings, at 7:30 o clock. F. O. Woodruff, Treas. W. P. Worater, M. D. M. F. W. McGowen, Sec., J. Wesley Smith, S. W. Box No. 68, Masonic Temp’e. Thos. J. Partly, J. W. MUNN, No. 19U, meets on the second and io rth Thursday evenings, a. Livingston Room, Mast n p. Temole. Joseph Abraham, M. John Maguire, Treas. Thus. Maguire, S. W. Ezra B. scockvis, feec, W. E. Harwood, J. W, MYSTIC TIE, No. 272, meets first, third ah<l fifth Tuesdays, at Eastern Star Hall, cor. Seventh street and Third avenue. Henry G. Edwards, M. S. has -^ W - -KaUel, Treas. Henry C. Dougherty. S. W» • Goo. Smith, Jr., Sec. James P. Styles, J. W. Residence. 354 Second av. NATIONAL, No. 209, meets in Clinton room. Masonic Temple, 23d street and 6th avenue, second and lout th Fridays each month. David Newmark, M J. L. Voorhees, Treas. Hugh Hawthorn, S.W. E. Percival, Sec. Max Boremsky, J. W. Res. 1579 2d avenue. NEW YORK, No. 330, meets the first and third Wednesdays each month, Austin Room, Temple, Twen* ty-tliird street and Sixth avenue. John Jay Griffin, Chas. Heizman, Treas. John J. Brogan, S. W. E. W. Bradley, Sec. Vai Schneider, J- W. PACIFIC, No. 233, meets first and third Thura. days of e; ch month, in the lonic Room, Masonic Hall, Sixth avenue and Twenty-third street. „ John T. Lee, M, Henry T e-. Treas. William J. Conway, S. W» James Hyde, Sec. William Irvine, J. W. Address, No. 869 Green ave., Brooklyn. PARK, No. 516, meete first and third Tuesdays, at Turn. Hall, No. 341 West Forty-seventh street. George W. Cregier, M. Charles Lehrlttor, Treas. Wm. W. Seymour. 8. W. 1 Horatio Sands. Sec. E. Winterbottom. J. W. PERFECT ASHLAR, No. 604, moots first and third Thursdays in tne I o ic Room, German Masonic Temple, Fifteenth street, eai-t of Third avenue. r „ , John C. Miller, M. L. Greenbaum, Treas. Wm. L. Darmstadt. S. W. S. Bibo, Sec. Chas. H. Jackson, J. W. PIATT, No. 194, meets first and third Thurs daysol each month, Composite Rooms, Masonic Tem ple, 23d street and Sixth avenue. o r, -r- . „ George McAlear, M. Smith 8. Eaton, Treas. Thos. ft. Gray, 8 W. Wm. J. Jessup, Sec., Robert Malcolm, J. W. Residence, No. 11 Norfo'k st., City. PRINCE OF ORANGE, No. 16, meets second and lomth Saturdays, in Doric Room, Masonic Tempia. Win. T. Ward well, Treas. Lewis H. Raymond, M. John F. Graham. Sec. James B. Taylor. S. W. No. 363 Eighth st. Richa d V.W. Dußois, J.W. ST. CECILE, No. 568, moots tho first, third and fifth Tuesday afternoons each month, at 1:30 P.M., at Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple. Visitors aie always welcome. David H. Agan. M. Henry Tis-ington, Treas. Michael Schlig, 8. W La' rence O’Reilly. 8 c. John E. Morse, J. W. STRICT OBSERVANCE, No. 94, meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, at No. 9u3 Third avenue, corner Filtv-seventh street. t ’ „ „ ’ Le vi Gibb, M. James F. Bragg. Treas., S. 1). Smith, 8. W. Jackson Bell Sec.. Robert Kapp, J. W, Address, No. 1,035 Third av. SYLVAN GROVE, No. 275, meeta second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, at eight o’clock, E. M., in Livingston Room, Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue and. Twenty third ftreet. Theodore Reeves, Treas. Wm. Madara, M. Edgar Kirby, Sec. Wm. Helms, 8. W. For. Dept. N. Y. P. O. Wm. 8. Merritt, J. W. TECUMSEH, No. 487, meets first and third Thursdays of each month, at Eastern Star Hall,’Third avenue and Seventh street. y •• T „ Wm. Kemble Hall, M. James Stone, Treas. Joseph Hoffman, S. W. F. E. Davis Sec., J. Theodore Tunstall, J. W. No. 207 East Nineteenth street. VERITAS LODGE, No. 734, meeta every second and fourth Tuesdays, at Grand Opera House. 23d street and Bth ave. Richard Koch, M. . Dennis Redmond, Treas. Jahn Q. Koopman, S. W. P. M. John W. Sokel, Sec. Dan. C. Springsteel, J.W. ’ WASHINGTON, No. 21, meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at No. 289 Bleeckef street (Dixon’s Building). Irving Hazelton, M. • R. B. Uopi ins, Treas, John J. Kelley ; 8. W. ’SJ J. 11. Malees. Sec. L. F. W. Seifert, J, W. ZERUBBABEL, No. 329, meets second and fourth Tuesday 8 of each month. at-L’orlo Rooms, Ger man Masonic Temple, No. 220 East Fifteenth street. Morris Kempe. Treas. Solomon Littenberg ML Thos. Cody, Sec., Emanuel Pisko, 8. W. No. 25 Chambers st., city. Henry Lebowitz, J. W. CHAPTERS. ADELPHIC, No. 158, meets 23 Ml 4th Wed, nesdays of each month. In Egyptian Boom, Masom« lemplo p. c. Benjamin, H. P. v - A ,’ y ’ Trea ’- B- 6. Larason, K. Wm H. Innet, Sec., H. J. Emerson, Berth* Res., 102 Sixth avenue. AMERICUS CHAPTER, No. 215, meets the fourth Friday of each month, in the Egyptian Rooms. Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue , Harry G. Kimber, Treas. Oscar G. Ahlstrom, H. P. Anthony Leomans, Sec., Henry Kernahrens, K. New York Post-office. John H. Eimuss.S. WASHINGTON, NO. 212, meete in convoca tion the second and fourth Tuesdays of tach month, at 289 Bleecker street. A. B. Ha nes, Treas. J. B Mockabee, H. P H. D. Seward. Sec. B. H. Dupignac, K. Address, 62 Jefferson Mkt. Henry Wells, 8. OOMMANDERIES. ADELPHIC, No. 59 (mounted), meets in con clave second Thursday of each month, at Masonic Ten> pie, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. r „ Wm. Wallaee.Walker, 0. J. W. Sanford, Treas. J. O’Neil. G. W. H. Innet, Rec. V. Mott, C. G. CONSTANTINE, No. 48, as-iemblej in stated conclave the fourth Tuesday of each month, at theif asylum, 13uth stie.t and Third avenue. William 11. De Graaf, 0. A. M. Underhill, Treas. Jame* Cochrane, G. J. I. Conklin, jr., Recorder. C. P. Pierce, C. G. CCEUR DE LION, No. 23, assembles in conclave second and fourth Fridays of each month, at Masonle Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Henry F. Herkner C. Edwin R. McCarty, Treas. John Byers, G. Charles W. Sy, Rec. Tl>os. B. Inness, 0. G. IVANHOE, No. 36, assembles in conclave third Friday each month, bank building, Fourteenth streM and Fourth avenue. James McGrath, E. C. Wm. D. Peckham, Treaa. John Gaunt, G. Wm. H. Armfleld, Rec. H. 8. Fanderson, C. G. PALESTINE. No. 18, assembles in conclave first and third Mondays of each month, at the asylum. Masonic Hall, 23d street and Sixth avenue. James W. Bowden, C. Wm. R. Carr, Treaa., Wayne Litzenberg, G. C. S. Ch tmplin, Rec., Charles H. Gillespie, 0. G ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH BITE. (Four Bodies.) THS LODGE OF PEP.FECTION OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Conaistoritfl Chambers, Masonia Temple, on the first Tuesday of every month, at 8 P. M. Chas. S. Ward, D. M. Joseph B. Eakins, M. N. Ponce de Loon, Treas. Geo. W. Van Buskirk, S.W. Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., Geo. H. Fitzwilson, J. W. No. 455 Fourth avenue. THE COUNCIL OF PRINCES OF JERUSA SALEM OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chambers, Masonic Temple, on the third Saturday ol every month, at 8 P. M. E. Porter Cooley, D. M. Stephen D. Affleck. M. Martin Kalb, Treas. George Wood, S. W. Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., G. W. Van Buskirk, J. W. No. 455 Fourth avenue. THE CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX 0F NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chambers, Masonio Temple, on the fourth Saturday of every month, at ® p. M. George W. Miliar, M. G. W. Van Buskirk, Orator. Jan.es McGee, S. W. N. Ponce de Leon, Treaa John S. King, J. W. Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., No. 455 Fourth avenue. THE CONSISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY, S. P. R. S., meets at Consistorial Chanxbers, Masonic Tern when specially convened. C. T. McClenachan, Com. Charles H. Ileyzer. Ist L. C. George W. Millar, 2d L. 0. Joseph M. Levey, 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.— The regular assemblies are held on the first Saturday of each month, in the Council Chamber, Masonic Tempi Sixth ave. and 23d st P. C. Benjamin, TIM. JohnW. Coburn, Rec. Alex. Butts, D. M. Royal E. Deane, Treas. Fred. Kanter, P. G W. NOBLES OF THE MYSiIC 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 PoteutaK A. W. Peters, Chief Rabban. Philip C. Benjamin, Assistant Rabban. Charles H. Ileyzer. High Priest Joseph B. Eakins, Director. Wm. S. Paterson, Grand Rooordea BROOKLYN. COMMANDERIES. DE WITT CLINTON, No. 27, meets in assent bly on the second, lourth, and fifth Tuesdays of each month, at Nos. 87, 89 and 91 Broadway, Brooklyn, E. D. Juan B. Arci, C. T. J. Scltarfenberg, Treas. Win. H. Bryant, G. S. T. Waterhouse, Rec. Geo. B. Claflin, C. G. ST. ELMO, No. 57, assembles in stated con i’. 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 fl. Wbitehorne, Rec. Jas. L. Drummond, C. G. ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE. AURORA GRATA LODGE OF PERFECTION, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Brooklyn. Regular communications are held on the second day of each month at Nos. 38 and -10 Court street. Wayland Trask, T. P., G. M., John W. Ri-cliardson, Deputy. Edwin Gates, Treas. E. D. Washburn, S. W. G. U. Koenecke, Sec., Mark Mayer, J. W. No. 492 Doan street. Fbeemasonby is the grandest human institution that earth has ever seen. It towers iar above the mountain tops. But it makes no covenant with God for salvation. Its altars aro indeed sacred, but they are hallowed only by the mutual fealty of human ties and by fraternal love which prays for and receives the blessings of the Eternal One. It is a crystalization of tho truth of the brotherhood of man, sanctified by that other truth—tho fatherhood of God; but it makes no atonement, it offers no sacrifice savo that ot prayer and praise; it speaks of no medi ator. Its teachings elevate and strengthen; they impart tho grandest of lessons; they taka of aivino things and show them to men, and the unceasing fires ot our earthly altars aro lighted from tho quick flame of spirit-life above. But Masonry is only the hand-maxd of religion. She never dares to say,.“ Look to me and be yo saved,” but ever points upward to the hoavens and to the throne, and to Him that sitteth thereon, and bids all who recognise her vows to be true and loyal servants of the Most High God.— l<eo. H. T. Widdemer. Progress in Masonic Character.—A brother who appreciates tho meaning and pur pose ot Freemasonry will not think that he has attained the end when he has taken the degrees and been invested with the secrets of the same. He will have aspirations for continual growth in the essentials of manly character—of true living; and he will regard the organization into which he has entered as holplul to such true progress. He will not forget the lesson taught by the rough ashlar and tbo perfect ashlar—tho inculcation thus impressively communicated that he should become wiser and better as tho days go bv, so expanding his mind, restraining his passions and molding his whole life, that at last he may stand forth a noble, symmetrical character, according to what is tho ideal oi highest aspiration.— Freemason’s Repository. What Masonry Enjoins.— " Thou shalt love the Lord tby God.” Masonry en joins it. To Him her temples are erected. Without an abiding trust in H>m tho bright Temple of Masonry must be forever shut. Ho who has not this must pause at tho outer door his footsteps can never resound in her halls. “ Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Ho who neglects this is no Mason. Cover him with the gorgeous paraphernalia of our fraternity, place him on the topmost pinnacle of our col umn, if his heart is not filled with this, he is no Mason. In vain would all our learning and traditions and mysteries How from his tongue glibly as oil, if, in his heart of hearts, he is not imbued with this principle.— Bro. George Rey nolds. Time, thought, and diligent atten tion, should be given to securing of a uniform ity of work in all departments of Masonic ex pression. Masters and officers of lodges ought not to think that they may go their own way re spectively in the rendition of the work ; but their aim should be to lollow the acceptedjiJtand ards so that the ceremWiy enacted and the words spoken in the conferring of degrees may be the same in one lodge as another, 3