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Advertisements for the Masonic De rABTMF.NT, to secure their insertion, must be tent in by TWO O’CLOCK, P. M., Friday, LAB OH AND PAIN. BY SAMUEL W. DUFFIELD. Labor is living, and pain is living, And labor and pain go band in hand. And peer in the windows across the land; And so, wherever love is giving Labor for pain, or pain for labor. Each to the other is nearly neighbor. Tea, these are the millstones of the heart, Upper and nether, but never apart; And the grist of the grinded grain goes down Tn flaky showers from the kernels brown; And labor is living, and pain is living; And love goes onward, striving and giving; And tlie wheels go round, and the sheaves are bound, And the grist of the mill is grimly ground; But therefrom cometh, when all is said. The hope of the heart and the world’s white bread. “THE DAY WE CELEEKATE.” “ When in the course ot human events, it be comes necessary for one people to sever their connection with another, with whom they have been bound by personal and political ties, a de cent respect for the opinions of mankind re quires that they should set forth their reasons for such action.” Thus, more than a century ago spoke a band of noble, independent, fear less men. Oppression had driven them to make the utterance. It was a dangerous one, but the cause of personal liberty demanded the facing of the danger, and the people of that time, poor, disheartened, driven to the greatest extremity, sealed their action with privation and their own blood. The cause of freedom called for brave men and found them. The cause of American liberty called for sacrifices, and the men of a century ago made them. The people of this country who to-day enjoy the liberty won at Tren ton, Valley Forge, and Yorktown, so long ago, do not now realize the price that was paid. We praise’the stars and stripes—we sing gayly “ The Star Spangled Banner,” and bear aloft the bird of freedom—but forget the blood that stained the banners, the hearts that gave their warmest affection to a cause dear to them and priceless to us. In the ranks of the Bevolutionary Army were many who had been taught in the lodge room of Freemasonry that all men were equal, the child ren of one father, to whom alone they owed their full heart's allegiance. They had there been taught the lesson of upright living, rever ence lor God, to subdue their passions, and to deal justly with their fellow men. With this spirit they entered the army, and with this spirit they fought, and with this spirit the Inde pendence of the United States was won. The brightest name that is blazoned on the annals of history, whose pure life was the ad miration of friend and foe, whose name will be lisped by generations yet unborn, to the latest hour of time, was an honored member of the fraternity of Freemasons. George Washing ton was proud of his connection with the craft, and the craft were proud of his connection with it. How much of the spirit of Masonry Wash ington carried into the army and impressed upon his men will never be known ; but in all his acts, public and private, in all his inter course with the army and with the people, he showed that he had well learned the lesson of brotherly love. The story of his life in camp, his care, for his men, his realization that all had rights, and those rights should be respected ; his feeling for a foe, when taken in the very act of rebellion ; the reluctancy with which he con signed to punishment the very worst ot his country's enemies, shows the great heart that beat in his breast. Ho was a Mason and he practiced its teachings. Thus, prominent among those who fought in the cause that gave us freedom, are many illus trious in the work of Masonry. Brave, good men. And to-day the fraternity throughout the length and breadth of the land should revere the names of Warren, of Putnam, of Livingston, ■of Lafayette, of Franklin, of Clinton, of Hancock and a multitude of others whose virtues are re corded in the pages of American history, and whose deeds are honored by a prosperous na tion of to-day. Let us, then, in celebrating the natal day of American Independence, call to mind the illus trious brethren whose battle for the principles of liberty and equality have so blessed, not only our own free and happy land, but the whole world. The principles won by these brethren have done much to mold the governments of the whole earth, and the freedom of the nineteenth century is due to their sacrifices. KIND WORDS. Our Eastern exchanges report Past Grand Master Simons, of New York, as being quite ill, and with his advanced age the chances are not favorable to his recovery. We join in their ex pressions of sympathy for our dear brother, and hope that he may long be spared to benefit Masonry by the use of his pen, as he has done for so many years past. There is no Mason of the present day for whom we entertains higher regard, or in whose opinions on questions of Masonic law and usage we have greater confi dence. Masonry will sustain a great loss when Bro. Simons is no longer with us -Masonic Adoocate. FROM ENGLAND. Some weeks ago we sent a circular letter to various brethren all over the world, asking for information respecting Orphan Homes and Schools, and have received quite a number of responses. The following, from our distin guished Brother Hughan, the well-known Ma sonic historian, is so full of interest that we with pleasure give it to our readers : “Torquay, England, June 14, 1886. “ To the Masonic Editor of the New York Dis patch : "Although I confine myself mainly to my duties as a Masonic historian, I cannot let your request pass unnoticed. “In England we have many charities con nected with Freemasonry—our Grand Lodge being the most benevolent of any in the ‘ wide, wide world.” (a) The 1 Board of Benevolence ’ disburses about £IO,OOO (about $50,000) annu ally to needy brethren, widows, Ac. (b) The counties are formed into provinces, and large sums are devoted annually to benevolence in the form of annuities, educational grants, Ac., amounting to about another £IO,OOO annually, including donations of lodges for local cases, and one province alone educates about one hundred children. In provinces the children are placed at local schools, under supervision of the Masonic authorities, (o) ‘Royal Ma-, sonic Institution for Girls,’ founded in 1788. The building is at Clapham, London, and now contains so'me two hundred and twenty girls, who are fed, clothed and educated to sixteen, id) ‘Royal Masonic Institution for Boys,’found ed in 1798. The building is at Wood Green, (London, and in it some two hundred and fifty are clotted, fed and educated to sixteen. The building has cost about £65,000 (about $325,000), and, like that of the girls, is paid for, (e) ‘Tlig Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution for Aged Freemasons and Widows,’ founded in 18'12’9, grants annuities of £4O and £32 respectively, and according to room, allows annuitants to live in the asylum at Corydon—a fine and no ble building. We have about four hundred an nuitants just now. To keep these three institu tions going, we raise about £50.000 per annum by voluntary subscriptions, Ac., so that our total for charity is about £70,000 per annum, or say $350,000. “Enclosed is a circular for the festival of the •Boys.’ The Secretaries are (e), F. R. W. Hedges, (d) Frederick Binckes, and (e) James Terry, all of Freemason's Hall, London. “Faithfully yours, W. J. Hughan,” The festival to which Bro. Hughan refers, was given on June 30th, and is the 88th anniversary. It was given in the Royal Pavillion, Brighton, and, from the arrangements, was doubtless greatly enjoyed by the Masons of London as well as the boys of the institution. Copestone Lodge Association.—We learn that a number of the members of Cope stone Lodge, No. 641, have associated, with the object of holding their annnal water excursion and picnic. Furthermore, that they have se cured the iron steamboat Sirius to take them to Roton Point (Long Island Sound) on Tuesday, August 31st, next. We also learn that they have decided—wisely, we think, to prevent crowding —to charge one dollar for each ticket, to admit gentleman and ladies. We would advise our friends not to let the opportunity pass to spend a pleasant time in good company. It might bo as well to state that the old Vet. Tom. Pascall is Chairman of the Executive Committee—as of yore—to assure would-be participants of a rousing good time. Indtcpi ndent Lodge, No. 185.—The next regular communication of this lodge will be held on the 19th inst., for the reason that to morrow, the first Monday in the month, being a holiday, there will be no meeting, as the by-laws provide for the omission of a meeting when the date falls on a holiday or the eve of a holiday. SCOTTISH RITE NOTES. THE CONSISTORY AND THE PRINCE OF MERCY. The Masonic season has closed, that is. the season for active Masonic ritual work, and the laborers are entitled to a rest from the arduous toil incident to the building a temple for the im provement of man. The good works of Masonry never cease, the brother is incessantly on the alert to discharge his duties to God and to his neighbor, but his release from active toil as hewer of wood and drawer of water comes wel come to him, and fortunately so will remain until he has refreshed and rested, when again he will gird on his working-clothing, and gather ing his tools about him, with resumed strength and a willing heart, will strive to discharge his allotted task. And so, the Consistory of the City of New York met on the evening of the 26th ot June, to clear up all its current work, place its Winter temple in order, and repair to refreshment until the coming four heated months have passed away. The assemblage on the 26th ot June, may well be called a brilliant one, the stalls and galleries were filled to repletion, and the overflow resorted to camp-stools, as also did the twenty-two Rose Croix applicants, and fourteen Commanders of the Temple, who awaited advancement. The Scottish Rite year ends with the 30th of June, hence the lodge, council, chapter, and consistory, are now at refreshment, so to remain until October, when they will be called to labor again. A resume of the amount of work done, shows that there have been one hundred and nine novices added to the register in the two ad joining cities, and in addition a large number of affiliates, so that the consistory, notwith standing the deaths and removals, has on its register seven hundred and thirteen members. The peculiar formation of the chapter and ar rangement of the officers soon revealed the well-known Masonic figure exemplified so ap propriately during the days of the celebration of the Festival of St. John and to this season of the year. The services incident to the work of the degree were very applicable. The brethren prepared to renew their vows, reaffirm their duties and rehearse the Triple Covenant, and in so doing the ceremonies culminated in a beautiful display, that evidently impressed the large audience of brethren. The review of the religions faiths of the world, from the earliest times to the present, in due succession, and then making a bold analo gy, was a master-stroke, and beautifully cul minated in the lesson of universality and toler ation. The vividness of the contrast of these faiths, and yet harmony of the old and the new, created a striking paradox, which called to the min'd of the student many strange yet beautiful thoughts, entertaining, instructive and remark able. Through all these successive thoughts and lessons, the winding and entwining cere monies with appropriate music were observa- and the climax was unquestioned in beauty and effective good taste. The officers in the first and third of the three sections ot the degree were in evening dress —as, indeed, were all the candidates and most of the members ; but the second section, portraying the nativity, death, burial and resurrection of the Hindoo re deemer, was in admirable and allegorical cos tume, under the supervision of the costumers, Bros. Simon W. Laureys and Son. The breth ren in this section were: Joseph P. Abel, as Chrisna; Charles H. Heyzer, as Jama, the Spirit of Justice; William J. Lawless, as Siva, the Pre server; James McGee, as Kamsa, the Evil Ty rant; Bro. Almie, as Ardjouna, the Disciple; Thomas J. Leigh, as Bhairava; Geo. P. Sutton, as Parrati; George M. Thomas and William K. Brown, as assisting evil spirits, while George Van Buskirk was the crucified Chrisna. Due meed of praise was given to these very excellent officers for the manner in which they sustained their respective characters and added to the attractiveness in teaching the excellent lessons sought to be impressed on the mind of th© novice. In the first and third sections there were, in addition, Bro. McClenachan as Prince of Mercy, Charles Roome as the Prelate, Thomas Moore as High Priest, Augustus W. Peters as Master of Ceremonies, George Wood, Guardian of the Palladium, and Edwin D. Washburne, Orator. The nine Priests of the various faiths were Washington Mullin, Indra; S. D. Affleck, Brahma ; G. H. Fitzwilson, Buddha ; John 8. King, Bel of Persia ; Allan Mason, Amun-ra of Egypt; Joseph M. Levey, Alfader of the Druids; David Ellis, Jah of the Hebrews ; Dr. Charles S. Ward, Chang-ti of the Chinese, and George W. Millar, the Priest of Jesus of Nazareth of the Christians. Through the earnest contemplation of all these creeds and doctrines, taught at various times from the dawn of religious day, rosy gleams of light piercing the dark clouds of error, have taught mankind that truth and light, perfect and glorious, linger below the horizon in time to rise and fill God’s universe with light and glory on this promised day. The Consistory recorded the gift of the thou sand dollars to the Hall and Asylum Fund, pro vided for the flick and distressed, ordered all indebtedness discharged and closed ita labors with a handsome balance to its credit. Then all the brethren repaired to the banquet room, in charge of the caterer, Bro. Samuel Terhune, where silverware and flowers deco rated one of the most inviting and abundantly spread banquet-tabjes we have lately looked upon. The Consistory of New York City may well feel proud of its position. EMPIRE CHAPTER, NO. 170. A very warm night, and yet the rooms were crowded at the last convocation of this chapter. It had been announced that the Most Excellent Master's Degree would be conferred by Dr. Wooster, Past High Priest of Manhattan chap ter and Right Excellent Assistant Grand Lec turer of the State, and accordingly a very large delegation from the various chapters in New York and Brooklyn attended to witness the work, and they were not disappointed. The distinguished brother was at his best, and in excellent voice, which brought out the elocu tionary effect most beautifully. He was ably assisted by such talented companions as Dr. Colby and Mayfield, of Constitution; William H. Smith, the present High Priest ot Manhattan Chapter; Hunter and R. P. Fitch, of Metropoli tan; Uncle John Hoole, of Union; Ed Ayers, of Palestine; Clark and Black, of Standard, and many others. It would fill this column to men tion’all the Present and Past High Priests who were present and listened to the entire cere mony with the greatest interest and attention. An invitation had been received from Com panion John Kurtz to participate in a body in the opening ceremony of his new place, the Little Chimney Corner, which invitation was cordially accepted, and after closing the chap ter the companions marched in solid column to the new place and enjoyed the good things set before them. On Thursday, July 8, 1886, another rare treat is in store for the many visitors to Empire, as the Royal Arch Degree will be conferred in full form. Right Excellent Frank Magee will pre side, and will be assisted by several eminent Royal Arch Companions. The chapter will be opened promptly on time, and brethren are re quested to be on hand early ; the object is to give ample time to the full working of this beautiful degree, and yet not be too late for the banquet, as several companions have a great distance to travel to reach their homes, and all no doubt wish to see the work done by the distinguished craftsmen always to be found in Empire. Business of importance to the members will also be brought up, and M. E. Comp. Loewen stein, the High Priest, expects every member to be present. Visitors of course are always asigued to front seats in Empire, THE MASONIC HOME. The Home for Free and Accepted Masons, at Broad and Ontario streets, Philadelphia, is about to be enlarged. For this purpose the property adjoining on the south has been pur chased, a.nd work on the necessary alterations will be shortly commenced. The annual report of the treasurer shows a balance on hand of $4,990.62. Ten thousand dollars is still owing on the building, provision for the payment of which by the end of the year has been made. Fourteen worthy brethren now constitute the household, one of whom has been blind for thirty years. The corporators consist of representatives from eighty-eight Masonic bodies, seventy-two individual members and thirty contributors. At a meeting held at the Masonic Temple last week, the following officers were elected to serve tor the ensuing year : President, Louis Wagner; Vice President, George W. Kendrick, Jr.; Treasurer, Thomas R. Patton; Secretary, Thomas Jacobs; Solicitor, Maxwell Stevenson ; Managers, James C. Adams, Stockton Bates, James S. Barber, Frederick S. Boas, William S. Dilkes, Samuel J. Dickey, Robert C. Floyd, John C. Graham, William H. Henderson, Ells worth H. Aults, John Laughlin, Edward Mas son, John F. Rau, Charles E. Meyer and Will iam L. Turner. The matron is Mary H. Babb.— Philadelphia Call. When will there be an improved condition of our Asylum ? Or when will we have an Asylum at all? Some of our young enthusiasts “see the spires and towers ©f our vast buildings cleave the azure sfcy,” but we fear it will boa long while ’ere we see anything of any kind of an asylum. Manhattan Chapter, No. 184.—A gala night is expected here on next Wednesday even ing, July 7th, when the Mark, Past and the* Most Excellent Degrees will be conferred, and as it is announced that the Mark Degree will be in charge of M. E. William H. Smith, the High Priest, and the M. E. Degree will be conferred by Dr. Wooster, there can be no doubt that a visit to Manhattan will well repay companions, and the large chapter-room will bo well-filled to hear these two eloquent workers in Royal Arch Masonry. It is a treat to hear either one ot them, but when there is a chance to hear both on the same evening, it should not bo missed. Tho Dispatch will be on hand to see, learn and inwardly digest, and make a report of the doings. NEW YORK DISPATCH, JULY 4, 1886. PYRAMID LODGE, NO. 490. On last Friday, 25th inst., this lodge, with numerous friends, celebrated their twenty-sixth anniversary by an excursion to lona Island, and a grand day they had. Although the weather looked threatening, it was just the kind of sky acceptable to the occasion. The musio was under the leadership of young Prof. Noble McDonald, hence was very fine. The se lections for promenading and dancing were very artistic. The various committees worked hard and faithfully to secure the comfort and pleasure of their guests. The floor was under tho direction of Bros. Staats and Thaw, assisted by Dave Mulligan, Boyle, Robert H. Clark, Johnson and Burgoyne. Ihe reception and executive committee had each their duties assigned to them. Charley Baldwin was obliged to - dance with every “ widdy ” on board, and he did it manfully and more or less gracefully. Old man Mat Ritchie had to look after the little ones, and as they came unto him he treated them to cold water, all he ever takes himself. He had thirty-two of his own offspring with him, which made quite a Sunday school all of his own. Billy Brown, James Aitchison and Ge rge A. Kennedy were assigned to the old men, and they were obliged to take the tottering old fellows up and down the large boat and barge. Wm. J. McDonald acted as general superintendent, a sort of su pervisory agent, to keep the boys in good trim, and hard work he had in doing this. Among the well known brethren present were R. W. Frank Magee, R. W. Charles K. Hyde, Hazelton, of Washington; Frank Judge, of Putnam, No. 338, and many others. One very touching and sad thing about this excursion was the fact that the two handsome Past Mas ters of Pyramid, Jack Spence and Bill Hall, had signed the pledge a week before the ex cursion took place, and it was very affecting to see them refuse the many kind and cordial in vitations to see a man. Finally they were sepa rated (as they do with criminals to make them confess); and when each was alone—alas for weak human nature I Pop Ritchie tried hard to keep both at his side, and Billy McDonald used all his eloquence. It was no use. Jack Spence said: “Just this once; here s roots I” And great big Billy Hall followed suit, and then everything was serene with all the boys. Pop Ritchie retired to the bosom of his very numer ous family, and will try his persuasive powers on some one else. We regret exceedingly that we could not be with the “Pyramids,” and feel as if a day had been taken out of our existence—as if we, somehow, missed one day and just a good day at that. We are informed that the party re turned in good season, in good time and in good spirits, hale, whole and hearty, and entirely sat isfied with the diy’s pleasure. COMMONWEALTH LODGE, NO. 409. This famous lodge once had upon its roster over 600 active members, and is now reported as the largest in the jurisdiction. Its organi zation and history would indeed present an in teresting chapter in the fraternity of this State. It was instituted in 1857, with fifteen members, under Robert McChesney as its first Master. AU but six of the charter members have passed away, making in all 120 members the lodge has buried since its first meeting. Among the an cient landmarks published in its code of laws is the following: “ That belief m the Supreme Being, the Great Architect ot the Universe (who will punish vice and reward virtue), is an indispensable prere quisite to admission into Masonry.” And such is th© fundamental principle of every lodge, which the outer world should re member, when they speak of the institution of Freemasonry. In the introduction to the new revision of the by-laws we find this very wise suggestion: “ It is a common error of the times to class Free masonry among secret societies.” It is not a secret organization, for its lodge rooms and places of meeting are well known, and the nights of meeting as well as most of the mem bers. On the occasion of the meeting on last Tues day night the Fellow Craft’s Degree was con ferred upon two candidates, Hon. W. H. H. Russell, of Kane Lodge, delivering the lecture in the several sections. His version of the work is new and was highly pleasing to the members present, as was evidenced by the warm con gratulations of many and a vote of thanks by the lodge. There were several visitors present from other lodges. W. M. John VV. Evans is one of the best presiding officers Commonwealth ever had, and it would benefit Masters ot other lodges to witness his system of work and dis cipline. He dispatches business in a most satis factory manner and will make one of the bright est Masons the order has in this State. We commend his work to the careful consideration ot all ambitious Masters. Commonwealth has nowan active membership of over three hun dred and will soon regain her former rank as the largest lodge it she takes due interest with her excellent Master. DORIC LODGE, NO. 280. The members of this old-time lodge were summoned to attend their last communication, on Friday eve, 25th nit., for the purpose of taking action upon the proposed amendments to the constitution of the Grand Lodge in rela tion to the Hall and Asylum Fund. The mem bers mustered in strong force, and it was evi dent that every one was filled with generous impulses. After making several donations to some ot the old veterans of the lodge, espe cially to their first Master, who, having spent many years for the good of the lodge and craft in general, now in their declining years find themselves none too rich in thifl world’s goods. The amendments to the constitution of the Grand Lodge were adopted, and on motion the capita tax of $6 dollars for each member of the lodge should be paid out ©f the lodge funds was carried almost unanimously, only two brethren voting against it. R. W. Edward F. Hassey handed in his re port as treasurer of the individual contribu tions of the members of the lodge, amounting to $lB6, and SIOO donated by the lodge, making the total amount $286, which he had paid over to the Grand Master. The Third Degree was then conferred on three suppliants, and the lodga>closed in peace and harmony until its next regular communica tion, September 10th. MECCA TEMPLE. A. A. 0. N- M. S. The closing session for the Summer, held at headquarters, Masonic Temple, on Tuesday evening, 29th June, was a grand and success ful one. Thirty-three brethren braved the hot sands, and became full-fledged and entitled to don the fez and wear the claws. They came from all points of the compass, and the ma jority are prominent in the several walks of Masonic life. A large delegation of the deciples of Mecca will congregate at St. Louis, in September next, and will join issue with Medmah, of Chicago, and the various temples throughout the United States, for a grand shrine night. The work will be performed at the headquarters of the St. Louis Temple. Several hundred candidates will be in readiness for the occasion, the officers of the combined temples officiating, and the candidates, after they have passed through the Moslem test and become of the faithful, will be accredited to their Home Temple. To use the language of Noble Gus Williams, “ Oh, what a night that'll be.'” This will be one of the many features of the St. Louis pilgrimage. We are informed that Templars who propose joining the New York State Battalion, who are not shriners, are eligible to “join the band ” at this meeting. ST. JOHN’S DAY AT TROY. St. John’s Day, June 21th, was celebrated at Troy, N. Y.» by a parade, drill and banquet by Apollo Commandery. It was the second annual parade of the drill corps. At six o'clock in the evening, headed by a pla toon of police and Doring’s lull band, the drill corps, under the command of Sir Knight James H. Lloyd, the commandant, left the Asylum on Third street and proceeded over the line of march previously published. They were ac companied by the staff and an old guard, formed by twenty members of the commandery and captained by Generalissimo Arthur MacArthur. The corps presented a handsome appearance and all along the line of march were enthusias tically greeted by th© crowds that lined the sidewalk. The drill was given at Washington Square, and the Troy Telegram says it was faultless throughout. The drill lasted about thirty minutes. When ended the corps marched to the Asylum and the parade was dismissed. At the asylum there had gathered about 200 ladies, the wives, daughters and friends of the Masons. After a general greeting, Doring’s or chestra struck up a march, and the Sir Knights and ladies formed a line. Headed by Past Com mander Theodore E. Haslehurst and wife and Generalissimo Arthur MacArthur and wife, they marched to the armory up stairs, where a ban quet table bad been spread. Sir Knight Lloyd, who acted as toast-master, soon arose and welcomed the guests. He an nounced the first toast, “Masonry,” and called upon Past Commander Jesse B. Anthony to re spond. Sir Anthony responded in an elegant and tell ing speech, which was very warmly received and highly appreciated. Other toasts and speeches followed, inter spersed during the evening with music, and at a late hour the Knights and their guests left for their homes, well pleased with the way in which St. John’s Day was celebrated by the Sir Knights, and many of them expressed the wish that a like observance will be made a year hence. Normal Lodge, No. 523, will, on July 12th, have a gala night. The Grand Lecturer, R. W. Bro. Haymond, will at that communica tion confer the Third Degree on five candidates. W. Bro. Down, the Master of Normal, antici pates a large attendance, as several distinguish ed brethren from other States have signified their intention to be present. Washington Lodge, No. 21.—This old lodge of earnest Masons, continuing on for the Summer months, will confer the First De gree at the next communication, Tuesday, July Cth. Brethren who may desire to spend a profitable evening will do well if they out make the ac juaintance of W. Bro. Hazleton on that occasion. Citizen’s Lodge, No. 628, will confer the Third Degree, on Friday evening, July 9th, at Masonic Temple. Brethren of sister lodges cordially invited. A NEW TEMPLE. PLACING THE CORNER-STONE AT ORANGE, N. J. The laying of the corner-stone of the Masonic Temple at Orange, on Thursday, June 24th, was a Masonic event that will not soon be forgotten by the many who participated in the interesting ceremonies. From all parts of the State were gathered men of greater or less degree of promi nence in the fraternity, and representing every grade of official distinction known to the order, from the Tyler of the symbolic lodge to Grand Master of the Grand Lodge and Grand Com mander of the Grand Commandery. Twenty lodges were represented at the gathering, and a Commandery of Knights Templar, over one thousand craftsmen being in the line of proces sion. The affair was a most imposing demon stration, every detail ot which was arranged and carried out*in a creditable manner. The Grand Lodge was represented by Joseph W. Congdon, Grand Master; Thos. W. Tilden, Deputy Grand Master; Robert M. Moore, G. S. W.; Charles H. Mann, G. J. W.; Joseph H. Hough, G. S.; Rev. Charles D. Shaw, G. C.; James H. Durand, G. 8. D.; Robert I. Hopper, G. J. D.; Charles Russ, G. M.; John J. Toffey, G. 8. 8.; Geo. E. P. Howard, <&. J. 8.; John 0. Hudson, G. 8.B.; Florian Oborski, G. Organist; D. D. Grand Masters Walter Chandler, Chas. E. Hill, 'William P. Douglass, Joseph Greaves, George W. Fortmeyer, Jonathan M. Harris and Frederick Selnow; Past Grand Masters William Silas Whitehead, Henry R. Cannon, William A. Pembrook, William E. Pine, Joseph W. Martin, Hamilton Wallis, William Hardacre and Rev. Henry Vehslage. Damascus Commandery, No. 5, K. T., of Newark, under command of Robert Dingwell, Commander; J. E. Rowe, Gen., and W. W. Hull fish, Capt. Gen., acted as escort. The lodges represented were St. John’s, No. 1, 8. J. Macdonald, W. M.; Newark, No. 7, Mer rick Martin, W. M.; Diogenes, No. 22, John J. Kimmerle, W. M.; Northern, No. 25, John W. McNeillie, W. M.; Lafayette, No. 27, F. 8. Greaves, W. M.; Eureka, No. 39, John G. Por ter, W. M.; Bloomfield, No. 40, R. B. Harris, W. M.; Oriental, No. 51, E. P. Simpson, W. M.; Corinthian, No. 57, O. G. Silber, W. M.; Tri luminar, No. 112, J. C. Fitz-Gerald, W. M.; Alpha, No. 116, A. T. Cook, W. M.: Pythagoras, Nd. 118, E. P. Iliff, W. M.; Hope, No. 124, F. H. Wetmore, W. M.; Roseville, No. 143, Samuel N. Penrose, W. M.; Montclair, No. 144, C. W. English, W. M., and others, together with Union, No. 11, J. F. Smith, W. M., under whose auspices the affair took place. Alter the line of march had been taken up and completed, the procession returned to the site of the new building, and, under the direc tion of Grand Master Congdon, proceeded to the interesting ceremonies of laying the corner stone. Alter the assemblage had been called to order, the chorus choir, under the leader ship of Prof. Harrison, sang an ode, com mencing : “ Here we meet to lay the Stone, Here our Temple shall be found; Here our hearts, not hands alone. By the mystic tie are bound. Here the Craft will meet again On the Level, tried and known, Meet as brothers, part as men Bound by ties now sacred grown? Then followed an invocation by the Grand Chaplain, after which the box containing the articles for deposit in the corner-stone was placed in the receptacle made for it, and after the stone had been tried by the Square, Level and Plumb by the Deputy Grand Master, Grand Senior and Junior Wardens, ou the order of the Grand Master the stone was lowered in its place by Brethren Smith and Mandeville, mem bers of Union Lodge, who were present at the laying of the corner-stone of the old Masonic Hall, which had been rStaoved to make place for the new structure. Then was strewn upon the stone the symbolic corn, wine and oil, after which followed another ode, beginning: ‘ In God we trust/ was sweetly sung By every morning star on high; ‘ln God we trust.’ right gladly sung From sons of God, in loved reply.’’ Past Grand Master Wm. Silas Whitehead was then introduced, and delivered the oration of the occasion, during the course of which he said: “ Sixty years ago several lodges gathered on this spot for the purpose of performing a solemn Masonic duty. It is to discharge a similar duty that we are assembled here to-day.” He then went on to speak of various matters connected with the occasion. Then broadening in his re marks as he progressed, he enunciated some of the history, objects and principles of the Masonic Order. He said that Masons" were opposed by many honest-minded men because they ob served such great secrecy in their affairs. That was because those men do not rightly under stand the origin of the Masonic Order, Masonry is no modern institution. Its history goes far back, and is hidden in the mists ot the early ages. Masons of to-day are not responsible for the secrecy observed in ancient times. But as they are the descendants of those Masons they must observe their principles, which are the purest that could be promulgated. The speaker said that if there was anything in-Freemasonry which was not strictly moral, not strictly virtuous, he would not now be a Mason. He would have turned and shaken the dust of its threshold from his shoes as soon as he perceived the defilement. The Order was a •human institution founded on Divine principles. Its principles were those of Him who came down from heaven to save all men. Masonry girded the earth ; its grand lodges formed a grand con stellation, and with the erection of this new building, Union Lodge, No. 11, became a bright fltar in that constellation. Another ode followed: “ Master Snpreme 1 to Thee, this day, Our Corner-stone with praise we lay ; And, resting on Thy Word fulfilled, To Thee, O Lord ! our Home we build.” After which the Doxology was sung, when the lines were re-formed, and tho procession was conducted to the Park Rink where a sumptuous banquet was laid, ot which all partook with ev ident relish, and at a later hour one by one the visiting bodies departed, thus closing one of the most impressive Masonic ceremonies that ever took place in that section ot the State. The new building will be completed by November, when it will be dedicated to the uses for which it was built. HE WAS MAD! In a Broadway car. He had a mild countenance. Wore a keystone ou his watch-chain—“ a white stone with a new name in it.” A brilliant diamond ring on the little finger of his left band. A solitaire glistened in his neck-tie. A tall white hat rested comfortably on his head. The car was crowded. He chatted pleasantly with a friend, who. stood up in front of him, hanging on to a strap. He talked about “Adbnis” in London. He was perfectly cool, and his temper seemed undisturbed and as calm as a maiden when in company with her favorite beau. The car jolted along in its usual way, the driver whistling evtp-y little while to let team sters know that he has the right of way, no matter how he got it, and he intended to main tain his rights-if ho could. The conductor every now and then pulls the strap and pleas santly assists a fair passenger off, pulling the bell to signal a start while the lady is still in the air, between the car-step and the ground. On they go again until another obstruction causes the driver to say, by his whistle, “ Clear the track for Jake Sharpe’s franchise !” Our keystone passenger is quiet and undisturbed, resting his chin lazily on his silver-headed cane. When the car had reached Chambers street, our friend with the Keystone and the diamonds suddenly found be was near his destination. He arose suddenly and elbowed bis way through the crowd to the rear platform. The platform was crowded, and the conductor had difficulty in raising his hand to reach the strap. He did so, however, and pulled the bell. The car stopped, and the passenger making his way to the step, crowded and pushed by those who were going further, finally reached the street. Something had happened in his exit from the car to change hia placid countenance to one of fury. His lace was red with angry rage. He reached the sidewalk and stood looking after the car, shaking his walking-stick at the horses, driver, conductor, innocent passengers, inof fensive car and all. He was mad. Curses rolled from his lips, befouled his mouth, and shocked the ears of passers by, who stopped and looked in surprise at hia exhibition of an ger. Had he possessed the power at that mo ment, a catastrophe that would have made the blood curdle would have happened, for car, horses, and driver, passengers and all were by his maddened anathemas consigned to eternal damnation. He was mad. Yes, someone had jostled him —or had inadvertently stepped on his corns, or had m some way started the stormy cyclone of anger in his breast. As he stood on the corner, cursing the un lucky car and its freight of human beings, he reminded us of the little dog barking at the passing railroad train and chasing it until he is out of breath and lost to sight by the train. What good did his getting mad do ? Whatever happened was an accident, and others were per haps as much inconvenienced by his departure from the car as he was himself, and had as much right to get mad. He had not learned his Masonic lesson well—to subdue his passions. How often we permit ourselves to fly into a pas sion by some trifling, unavoidable occurrence, and this causes us to violate our vows, to pro fane the Deity, ttnlo ourselves harm, appear ri diculous to others, shock the sensibilities ot our fellow men, and do harm generally. Just as the poet Burns said, we fail to “ See oursils as ithers see us.” Of course, when this passenger with tho key stone dangling from his watch chain left the car and exhibited his outrageous temper, there was a mild chuckle from the passengers in the car and a broad smile played upon their faces. They saw that he was mad. Let us, then, think— take in the surrounding circumstances—remember that there are others who may have rights as well as we. Let us “ learn to subdue our passions and improve ourselves in Masonry.” Then we will, maybe, be mindful ot the feelings of others, and curb the fiery indignation that rises in our breast, and which only wants the opportunity to com mit some terrible crime. Don’t get mad. It don’t pay. It does you more harm than any one else. Crescent Lodge, No. 402.-—The next regular communication of this lodge will be held in the Austin Room, Masonic Temple, Thursday evening, July Sth, at eight o’clock. The Third Degree will be conferred. Brethren of sister lodges are cordially invited to be present. TEMPLAR NOTES. PALESTINE, NO. 18. A very happy time was experienced by the members of Palestine on Saturday, June 19, in their excursion, via. the Lehigh Valley Railroad to Mauch Chunk, Glen Onoko and the far famed Swithback ride, by kind invitation of Sir Charles Cummings, 33°, of Packer Commandery, of Pennsylvania. Three special cars were placed at their disposal, and Sir Horace H. Brockway, of the Ashland House, served en route a very palatable lunch. Em. Sir James W. Bowden and his gallant Sir Knights enjoyed the trip exceedingly, and a unanimous vote of thanks was voted Sir Cummings for his gener osity, CXEUR DE LION, NO. 23. At their last regular conclave “ called off” for the Summer months, when E. Sir William Otis Monroe hopes to put new life into this old com mand, and have her in her proper place in line. A large delegation purpose joining the New York State Battalion of Knights Templar in their pilgrimage to St. Louis, in September next, and act as escort to M. E. Sir Charles Roome, acting Grand Master of Templars of the United States. This is the general’s mother commandery, here he first saw Templar light, and it is but natural that a strong love should be felt on both sides. IVANHOE, No. 39. This Templar body held a special conclave on Friday evening, July Ist. The Commander elect (Sir Henry S.’Sanderson) and his ap pointed officers were installed. The outlook bids fair for a successful Templar year for this com mandery. They bold their conclaves in Ger mania Bank building, corner of Fourteenth street and Fourth avenue. MEETINGS OF THE GRAND ENCAMPMENT. The Grand Encampment of the United States, was organized in New York city by delegates from eight Subordinate Encampments, stationed at Boston, Providence, New York city, Albany, Stillwater, Newburyport, Newport and Port land, who met in New York city, June 20 and 21, 1816, when DeWitt Clinton was elected (General) Grand Master. The General Grand Encampment (now Grand Encampment) has held its conclaves in the places as stated below: The first Conclave was held at New York city. Second meeting, New York city, September 16,1819. Third meeting, New York city, September 18, 1826. Fourth meeting, New York city, September 14, 1829. Fifth meeting, Baltimore, November 29, 1832. Sixth meeting, Washington, December 7,1835. Seventh meeting, Boston, September 12, 1838. Eighth meeting, New York city, September 14, 1841. Ninth meeting, New Haven, September 10, 1844. Tenth meeting, Columbus, September 14,1847. Eleventh meeting, Boston, September 10,1850. Twelfth meeting, Lexington, September 13, 1853. Thirteenth meeting, Hartford, September 9, 1856. Fourteenth meeting, Chicago, September 13, 1859. Special meeting, New York city, September 1, 1862. Fifteenth Triennial meeting, New York city, September 2, 1862. Sixteenth moating. Columbus, 0., September 5, 1865. Seventeenth meeting, St. Louis, September 15, 1868. Eighteenth meeting, Baltimore, September 19, 1871. Ninteenth meeting, New Orleans, December 1, 1874. Twentieth meeting, Cleveland, August 28, 1877. Twenty-first meeting, Chicago, August 17, 1880. Twenty-second meeting, San Francisco, Au gust 21, 1883. Twenty-third will meet at St. Louis, Septem ber 21, 1c.86. KNIGHTLY VISIT TO HORNELLSVTLLE. The Grand Commander (R. E. Sir Peter For rester) paid an official visit to Hornellsvilie on Thursday to visit the commandery, presided over by E. Sir George O’Connor, who worked in a creditable manner, both orders. Quite a num ber oUprominent Templars were present. GRAND COMMANDERY OF MASSACHU SETTS AND RHODE ISLAND. The semi-annual conclave of this body of Knights Templar was held in the new Masonic Hall in the city of Providence on May 21st, R. E. George H. Burnham, Grand Commander, pre siding. Among those present were Past Grand Commanders R. E. Sirs James Hutchinson, Nicholas Van Slyck, Rev. Henry W. Rugg, Wil liam H. Kent, Caleb Saunders and Charles C. Hutchinson; also E. Sirs Abram H. Howland, Jr., Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts; Newton D. Arnold, Grand Mas ter of Rhode Island, and Fessenden L. Day, Grand Master of Maine. Grand Commander Burnham introduced the business coming be fore the conclave in a brief address, in which he submitted the official orders issued and de cisions made by him during the past six months, and announced the following appoint ments as representatives of the Grand Com mandery: E. Sir George F. King, of Charlotte, North Carolina, to the Grand Commandery of that State; R. E. Sir George P. Cleaves, of Concord, to New Hampshire; E. Sir John R. Parsons, of St. Louis, to Missouri; R. E. Sir Delos A. Mon ford of St. Paul, to Minnesota; R. E. Sir Phi lander W. Barclay, of Cairo, to Illinois; R. E. Sir William H. Mcllhanney, ot Elizabeth, to New Jersey; E. Sir Frank J. Kugler, ofßaltimore, to Maryland; and E. Sir Robert H. Waterman, of Albany, to New York. He alluded in an appro priate manner to the death of li. Sir Gilbert Nurse, Past Grand Generalissimo, and an nounced that he had appointed, as a committee, to prepare a suitable memorial referring to the life and services of the deceased, E. Sirs John L. Stevenson, George T. Ambrose, and John Carr. This committee subsequently Deported a memorial, which was ordered spread upon the records. The succeeding business, consisting princi pally ot reports of committees, was rapidly dis patched,- and at half-past twelve o’clock the members.of the conclave sat down to dinner in the banquet hall. After dinner the Order of the Temple was effectively exemplified in the chapel by 'Washington Commandery, of New port, E. Sir William H. Cotton, Commander. At the close of the exemplification, a resolution of thanks was voted to Washington Command ery. Just before the close of the conclave, Sir Knight John A. Logan entered, accompanied by R. E. Sir Nelson W. Aldrich, who introduced Sir Knight Logan to Grand Commander Burn ham, and an opportunity was afforded the Sir Knights present to personally greet the distin guished frater. Though quite informal, the reception was none the less cordial. GOLDEN GATE COMMANDERY. This Commandery was chartered April 15, 1881, and located in San Francisco, California. It is now second in the number of members, having by last reports 176, and the first among its equals in the excellence of its drill and at tention to duty. It gave a concert, drill and ball in Mechanics Pavilion, May 28th, before an audience limited in size only by the capacity of the great building. The Grand Commander made an inspection, and a dress parade and re view, by California, Oakland and Golden Gate Commanderies, was a pleasing feature of the occasion. GRAND COMMANDERY OF KENTUCKY. We have received the proceedings of the Grand Commandery of Kentucky for 1886. The style is equal to the work of the Excellent Grand Recorder Croninger, and is tasteful and elegant. The annual conclave was held at Pa ducah, May 12th and 18th. The address of the Grand Commander, James M. Seffell, is full of interest, and is an able document. He gives prominence to the Masonic Widows’ and Or phan's Home, an institution dear tp the heart ot every Kentucky Mason. He says : “ A Masonic address in Kentucky which does not contain a reference to the Masonic Widows’ and Orphan’s Home, would necessarily be incomplete.” He further says: “The Home Journo', which is printed at the Home printing office, is a success. I commend it to you as in every way worthy of your patronage.” The reports on visitation and inspection are very full, and show that the officers to whom the*duties were delegated, performed their work well. This system, it properly attended to, will insure careful work in the comman deries and greater interest in the uniformity in dress and appearance, which is so essential to a military organization. The Grand Commandery tendered its services as escort to Sir Kinghts Warren Laßue Thomas, V. E. Grand Senior Warden, and George Charles Betts, V. E. Grand Prelate of the Grand En campment, U. S. A., to the tweifty-third trien nial conclave at St. Louis, September 21,1886. The drill corps of DeMolay, No. 12, which won the first prize at San Francisco in 1883, gave an exhibition drill, which is spoken ol as “ the most perfect drill ever witnessed.” The Committee on Foreign Correspondence have made a good report. GRAND COMMANDERY OF VERMONT. The annual conclave of the Grand Command ery of the State of Vermont was held in the city of Burlington, Tuesday, June Bth, when the fol lowing Grand Officers’were elected and installed for the ensuing year: R. E. Sir Geo. W. Wing, Montpelier, Grand Commander ; V. E. Sir Delos M. Bacon, St. Johnsbury Centre, Deputy Grand Commander ; Em. Sir Charles J. Jones, Wind sor, Grand Generalissimo; Em. Sir Will F. Lewis, Rutland, Grand Captain General; Em. Sir Rev. F. 8. Fisher, St. Johnsbury, Grand Prelate; Em. Sir Charles E. Campbell, Rut land, Grand Senior Warden ; Em. Sir John R. Pilling, Bennington, Grand Junior Warden ; Em. Sir Frank H. Bascom, Montpelier, Grand Treasurer; Em. Sir Warren E. Reynolds, Bur lington, Grand Recorder; Em. Sir George H. Kinsley, Burlington, Grand Standard Bearer; Em. Sir Kittridge Haskins, Brattleboro, Grand Sword Bearer ; Em. Sir Martin C. Healey, Ver gennes, Grand Warder; Em. Sir George W. Squier, Scranton, Grand Captain of the Guard. GRAND ENCAMPMENT-TRIENNIAL. The Grand Commandery of Kentucky appro priated SI,OOO for headquarters at St. Louis, and the Grand Commandery of Massachusetts appropriated SBOO for incidentals. Kansas ap propriated SSOO, New York. SSOO. Golden Gate Commandery, San Francisco, with Oakland and California, No. 1, and select society people, occupied the splendid pavilion ot San Francisco on the 28th ult., and partici pated in drills, concert and dancing. The troops were reviewed by the Grand Commander, and dress parade closed the military features of the occasion. PERSONAL. W. Brs. Jere Tuomey, Past Master of Daniel Carpenter Lodge, No. 643, complains that his name is not spelled correctly whenever he is mentioned in the columns of the Dispatch. We have long had a burning desire to kill half a dozen printers, but were always afraid ot the great majesty of the law; now, we give W. Brother Jere the privelege to come to this office and kill off as many printers as he can finish in a good days work, but feel obliged to warn the good brother that these “ typos ” are a hard lot, and he better come well armed, and well prepared with hard solid cash to “see” the boys. And per contra we advise W. Brother Tuo mey to mend his ways and go homo at 10 o’clock. We saw him with Brother Charley Roak the other night at Murphy’s on Sixth avenue, and the question arose in our mind whether either of them could, then and there, spell any thing, except b-e-e-r. We have tried long and persistently to have W. Brother Jere join the Early Retiring Asso ciation, but so far we have failed, miserably failed, yet we hope on, hope for the best. While the lamp holds out to burn The vilest sinner may—“turn in.” We notice, from the list of officers on the handsome new card of Morton Commandery, No. 4, many prominent names, especially that of Chas. H. Housley, as Eminent Commander. E. Sir Housley was Commander ot Morton in 1880, and is well known among Knights Tem plar as one of the best workers in the order, and under his able administration Morton may again attain her former glory, being supported by a truly efficient corps of officers, among whom we notice with much pleasure the well known name ot Sir Knight Oscar G. Ahlstrom, as Prelate. In this instance we can, without hesitation, venture the expression that the Commander has made an excellent appoint ment, for a more earnest, conscientious and hard-working Mason is rarely to be found; ever at his post, ready and willing to attend to his duties—which, indeed, are many and various being also Master of Corinthian Lodge, No. 488, and High Priest of Amerieus Chapter, No. 215, to which positions Sir Knight Ahlstrom has given careful and studious attention, and the breth ren and companions over whom he so ably pre sides have not failed to recognize the true merit of their modest presiding officer, who is now serving his lodge a second year as Master and his chapter a third year as High Priest. But still the appointment to the Prelacy, al though subordinate in rank, is a position of high honor and importance, and of which any man may well feel proud, and we most Heartily congratulate Sir Knight Ahlstrom upon this distinction, feeling confident that the work at his hands will be well done. 111. Bro. Charles O. Bingham, 32®, the ac complished presiding officer of L.M. Oppenhei mer Chapter, Rose Croix, of Galveston, Texas, left our city on Wednesday last, after spending a few days in our midst. Bro. B. participated with the Consistory of New York, on the 26th ult., in the conferring of the beautiful grade en titled Princes of Mercy; on Thursday following successfully crossed the burning sands of the desert, and attained the honors of the Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, and subsequently sat to Bro. R. A. Lewis, adding his handsome photo to the Masonic gallery. He was chaperoned by 111. Bro. Robert B. Tai lor, 32°, who failed not in graceful courtesies, and through whom he made the intimate ac quaintance of most of the “Lions” and emi nent craftsmen in our great metropolis. LAUREL CHAPTER, NO. 44, 0. E. S. The closing meeting of this active and flour ishing body for the Summer was held in the Chapter room, at the Temple, Tuesday evening last. The officers were all in their places, fill ing them with the grace and queenly dignity that is so characteristic of them. The Worthy Matron, Sister Emma L. Acker, was as cordial as ever in extending the courtesies of the chap ter to visitors. The East was filled with Grand and Past Grand officers, who are always ready to favor Laurel with a visit. The degrees, both the Star and Floral, were conferred in an im pressive manner upon Mrs. Annie M. Varian. After the work, the hour of refreshment, was spent in pleasant conversation, social inter course, and in pleasant remarks from the brethren and sisters. It was announced that Bro. Edward F. Barnes and his estimable wife would sail for Europe in a few days, and the Worthy Matron, in a graceful and well-timed address, expressed the good wishes ot Laural for their sale return and the full recuperation of Bro. Barnes’ health, to which we add ours. The meeting was a very pleasant one, as in deed all ot ‘Laurel’s meetings are, and as the hours grew on apace, the good-bye’s were said, and the wish lor a pleasant Summer an’d a re union in the Fall were exchanged, the chap ter was called off. May we express the hope that during the recess, no cloud may arise to obscure the sun light of peace and prosperity; that the separa tions may be only for a short time, and none of Laurel’s fair members may be “ called off ” to try the realities of the untried future. May no link of the fraternal chain be broken, may none drop away, but may each be strengthened by the rest from labor and be the better prepared for the noble work of charity. Corinthian Lodge, No. 488.—The twenty-fourth annual excursion of this lodge, to Idlewild Grove, Long Island Sound, which had been previously announced in these col umns, should have taken place Juno 23d last, but has been postponed, owing to the inclement weather of that day, until Friday, August 13th. For further particulars sea our advertising col umns. Twenty-fourth Annual Excursion or CORINTHIAN LODGE, No. 488, TO IDLEWILD GROVE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1886. MUSIC BY P. S. GILMORE. Si earn boat “CRYSTAL STREAM” will leave foot ot Wet t 44th st. at 8:30 and barge “ WALTER SANDS’Woot of East 32d st. at 9:30 A. M. Tickets fifty cents each, to be had from members or the lodge and on the docks on the morning of the excursion. Third Annual Excursion and Picnic OF Lebanon Lodge Association, □P. and A. JVL, TO IDLEWILD GROVE, TUESDAY, JULY 30th, 1886. A commodious steamer and the barge “ Walter Sands” will leave U. S. Barge Office. Battery, at 9A. M.; South Fifth street, Brooklyn, E. D., at 9:30 A. Mand footoi East Thirty-second st., E. R., at 10 A. M. sharp. TICKETS, FIFTY CENTS EACH, to be had ot members of the lodge and on the dock on the morning of the excursion. V illiam H. Heathcote, WATCHES, JEWELRY ANT DIAMONDS, Masonic Jewelry a Specialty. No. 31 PARK ROW, WORLD BUILDING (opp. Post Office) and NEW No. 2 CHATHAM SQUARE, above Worth street CREDIT! MEN’S, YOUTHS’, BOYS’ AND CHILDREN'S CLOTHING and HATS. SOLD ON WEEKLY OR MONTHLY PAYMENTS. STOCK ENTIRELY NEW: LATEST STYLES: FIT GUARANTEED. MEN’S SUITS AND OVERCOATS FROM $4.75 UP WARD. JSQYS’ SUITS AND OVERCOATS FBOM $4.75 UP- STAUNTON & WHELAN, 26 FOURTH AVEBTUE, OPPOSITE COOPER INSTITUTE. OPEN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY, UNTIL 10 P. M. DENTISTRY. 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. ~ JAMES ITOER, MANUFACTURER OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR’S, MASONIC, AND ALL KINDS OF SOCIETY GOODS, No. 133 GRAND STREET, CORNER OF CROSBY. WAKING & HUBBARD, No. 22 FOURTH AVENUE. NEW YORK CITY. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR and other SOCIETY UNIFORMS a specialty. Our system of self-measurement and samples of goods sent Iree on application. COATS, $15.00 to $20.00. CAPES, SIO.OO to $16.00. NOTARY AND COMMISSIONER FOR THE STATES, Henry C. Banks. LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICES of BANKS k BANKS Nos. 3 JOHN ST. and 192 BROADWAY. House ; No. 131 East 127th st., cor. Lexington av®., NEW YORK CITY. _ MASONIC DIRECTORY. NEW YORK. ACACIA, No. 327, meets first and third Tues days, Clinton Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Adam G. Vail, M. George D. Sauer, Treas. James D. Outwater, S.W. Frank A. Hovey, Sec. Wm. H. Ferre, J. W. ADELPHIC, No. 313.—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. E. S. Inner, M. K. H. Fo f >te, Treas. W. W. Walter, 3. W. Wm. IL Innet, Sec. W. E. Marreauer, J, ARCTURUS, No. 274.—Regular communicationa of Arcturus Lodge are held at Miller’s Hall, No. 202 E. 86th st., 8. E. cor. 3d avenue, on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Geo Campbell, M. Henry H. Dahnke, Treas. William Kurz, S. W. James All wood, Sec., John A. Paradise, J. MT. No. 58 Sands st., Brooklyn. BUNTING, No. 655, meets first and third Mon* days of each month, corner 124th street and Third at* 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 each month, in Austin and Commandery Room, Masonic Hall, 23d street and Sixth avenue. Wright D. Pownall, M. Geo. W. Millar, Treas., John W Je ixinsS. W. F. W. Herring, Sec., Andrew H. Kellogg, J. W. No. 841 Broadway, N. Y. COPESTONE, No. 61!. meets every second and fourth Wednesdays, at 8 P.M.. in the Corinthian Room, Masonic Temple. William Me Paul, M. Martin Kalb, Treas. William J. Mathews, S. W. H. T. Gibson, Sec. Joseph J. Moen, J. W. CORINTHIAN, No. 488, meets second and fourth Thursdays, at Grand Opera House, 23d street and Sth 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. CRESCENT, No. 402, meets second and fourth Thursdays,in Austin Room. Masonic Temple. Strangera in the city, and others of the craft, are cordially invited. Edward B. Harper, M. Wm. H. Francis. Treas. Wm. J. Walker. S. Wj Jas. 11. Bailey, Sec, F. H. Wall, J. W. DIKIGO, No. 30, meets second and fourth Mon cays of each month, in Composite Rooms, Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue and 23d street. Moritz N. Sil er.-tci', Treas. Aaron Morris, M. William R. Oldroyd, Sec., L Jacobson, S. W. No. 67 Charlton st A. Crozier, J. W EMANUEL, No. 654, meets second and fourth Thursdas each month, Koster St Bial’s Hall, No. 117 West Twenty-third street, Gustave Baum, M. M. Laski, Treas. Jere. H. Goldman, S.W. Leonard Leisersohn, Seo. Edward F. Smith, J.W. ENTERPRISE, No. 228, meets the first an 4 third Tuesdays of each month, Grane Opera House, corner of Eighth avenue and West Twenty-third street. Joseph Graham, Treas. John G. Hoffman, M. John Foster, Sec., DeKorrest Nichols, S’. W. Rds.. No. 608 Tenth ave. Dr. Molesworth, J. W. GEORGE WASHINGTON, No. 285, meets first, third and fifth Fridays of each month, at Eastern Staff 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, Masonic Temple. Thos. P. Clench, Sec. Thos. W. James, M. Chas. Clark, Treas. Peter G. Arnott. S. W. John Mead, J. W. INDEPENDENT, No. 185, meets first and third Mondays of each month, at German Masonic Temple East Fifteenth street. C. B. Parker, M. W. Lindemeyer, Treas. G. M. Johnson, S. 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 fifth 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.- Ulri'ch, J. W. MONTGOMERY, No. 68, meets in the Doriq Room, Masonic Temple, every first and third Monday evenings, at 7:30 o'clock. F. O. Woodruff, Treas. W. P. Worster, M. D. M. F. W. McGowen, Sec., J_. Wesley Smith, S. W. * Box No. 68. Masonic Temple. Thos. J. Pardy, J. W. MUNN, No. 190, meets ou the second and fourth Thursday evenings, at Livingston Room, Mason ic Temple. Joseph Abraham, M. John Maguire, Treas. Thos. Maguire, S. W. Ezra B. Stockvis, Sec. W. E. Harwood, J. W. MYSTIC TIE, No. 27.2, meets first, third and fifth Tuesdays, sxt Eastern Star Hall, cor. Seventh street and Third avenue. Henry G. Edwards, M. ( has. W. Kattel, Treas. Henry C. Dougherty, 3. W. Geo. 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 fourth 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, N0..330, meets the first and third Wednesdays each month, Austin Room, Temple, Twen ty-third street and Sixth avenue. John Jay Griffin, M. Chas. Heizman, Treas. John J. Brogan, S W. E. W. Bradley, Sec. Vai Schneider, J- W. PACIFIC, No. 233, meets first and third Thurs* days of each month, in the lonic Room, Masonic Halt Sixth avenue and Twenty-third street. TT T m John T - HenrvLee, Treas. William J. Conway, S. W. James Hyde, Sec. William Irvine. J. W. Address, No. 869 Green ave„ Brooklyn. PARK, No. 516, meets first and third Tuesdays, N. W. corner of Seventh avenue and Forty-ninth street. George W. Cregier, M. Charles Lehrltter, Treas. Wip. W. Seymour. S. W. Horatio Sands. Sec. E. Winterbottom, J. W. PERFECT ASHLAR, No. 604, meets first and thHKI Thursdays in the Lorie Room, German Masonia Temple, Fifteenth street, ea*t of Third avenue. _ 'John C. Miller, M. L. Greenbaum, Treas. Wm. L. Darmstadt, S. W. S. Bibo, Sec. Chas. H. Jackson, J. W. POLAR STAR, No. 245, meets first and third Wednesday of each month, in lonic Room, German Ma sonic Temple, No. 220 East Fifteenth street. _ „ „ Samuel Holmes, M. George W. Moore, Treas. George A. Harkness, S. W. W. S. Lightbody, Sec. William H. Miller; Jr., J.W. PRINCE OF ORANGE, No. 16, meets second and fourth Saturdays, in Doric Room, Masonic Temple. Wm. T. Wardwell, Treas. Lewis H. Ravmond, 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, meets the first, third and fifth Tuesday afternoons each month, at 1:30 P.M., at Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple. Visitors are always welcome. David H. Agan, M. Martin Papit, Treas Michael Schlig, S. W. Lawrence O’Reilly, Sec. John E. Morse, J. W. STRICT OBSERVANCE, No. 94, meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, at No. 953 Third avenue, corner Fiity-seventh street. t r- „ - Le H Gibb » M - James F. Bragg, Treas., S. D. Smith. 8. W. Jackson Bell. Sec.. Robert Kopp, 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., in Livingston Room, Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue and Twenty-third street. Theodore Reeves, Treas. ’ Wm. Madara, M. Edgar Kirby, Sec. Wm. Helms, S. W. For. Dept. N. Y. P. O. Wm. S. Merritt, 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, g. W. F. E. Davis, Sec., J/Theodore Tunstall, J. W. No. 207 East Nineteenth street. TEMPLAR, No. 203, meets first, third and fifth Friday evenings, at No. 161 Bth av., corner of 18th st. W. J. L. Maxwell, M., George Banfield, Treas. 805 Broadway. James S. Stitt, Sec., Robert Graham, S. W. 424 West 19th. Benjamin More, J. W. Thos. Loughrey, Tyler. 447}£ West 17th. VERITAS LODGE, No. 734, meets every second and fourth Tuesdays, at Grand Opera House. 23d street and Bth ave. Richard Koch, M, Dennis Redmond, Treas. John C. KoopmSfi, 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 Bleeoker street (Dixon s Building). Irving Hazelton, M. R. B. Coppins, Treas. John J. Kelley, S. W J. H. Malees, Sec. l. F. W. Seifert, J, w. CHAPTERS. ADELPHIC, No. 158, meets 2d and 4th Wed nesdays of each month, in Egyptian Room, Masonia Temple. p. C. Benjamin, H. P. J. V. Kirby, Treas. R. G. Larason, K. Wm. H. Innet, Sec., H. J. Emerson, Scrlba, Res., 102 Sixth avenue. AMERICUS CHAPTER, No. 219, meets tha Third Tuesday of each month, in lhe Egyptian Roon.s, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. WmjH. Adams, Treas. Oscar G. Ahlstrcm H. P. Harpy G. Kimber, Sec., James S. Fraser. K. 221 East 52d street. Geo. W. Hallock, S. MANHATTAN CHAPTER, No. 184, meets on the first and third Wednesdays ot each month, in the Egyptian Rooms, Masonic Temple, 23d st. and 6th ave. F. O. Woodruff, Treas. William H Smith, H. P. Frank Magee, Sec., S. M Perkins, K. No. 238 Greenwich st. M. W. Goodyear, 3. WASHINGTON, NO. 212, meets in convoca tion the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, at 289 Bleecker street. ’ A. B. Haines, Treas. J. B Mockabee, H. P H. D. Seward, Sec. B. H. Dnpignac, K. Address, 62 Jefierson Mkt. H-nry Wells, S. COMMANDERIES. ADELPHIC, No. 59 (mounted), meets m con clave second Thursday of each month, at Masonic Tem ple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Wm. Wallace. Walker, C. J. W. Sanlord, Treas. J. O’Neil, G. W. H. Innet. Rec. V. Mott, C.-G. CONSTANTINE, No. 48, assembles in stated conclave the fourth Tuesday bf each month, at their asylum, 130th stieet and Third avenue. William H. De Graaf, C. A. M. Underhill, Treas. James Cochrane, G. J. I. Conklin, jr., Recorder. C. P. Pierce, C. G. CJSUR DE LION, No. 23, assembles in conclave Second Friday of each month, at Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Wm. Otis Munroe, 0. Edwin R. McCarty, Treas. Thomas B. Inness, G. Charles W. Sy, R- c, Ccre'iius Way dell, C. G. IVANHOE, No. 36, assembles in conclave third Friday each month, bank building, Fourteenth street and Fourth avenue. James McGratfi, E. (X Wm. D. Peckham, Treas. John Caunt, G. Wm. H. Armfield, Rec. 11. S. Sanderson, C. G. PALESTINE, No. 18, assembles in conclave firstand third Mondays of each month, at the asylum, Masonic Hall, 23d street and Sixth avenue. James W. Bowden, C. Wm. R. Carr, Treas., Wayne Litzenberg, G. C. S. Champlin .Rec., Charles H. Gillespie, C. G. ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE. (Four Bodies.) THE LODGE OF PERFECTION OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial 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 Leon, Treas. Geo. W. Van Buskirk, S.W. Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., Geo. H. Fitzwilson, J. W. No. 100 Reade street. THE COUNCIL OF PRINCES OF JERUSA SALEM OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chambers, Masonic Temple, on the third Saturday ot every month, at 8 P. M. E. Porter Cooley, D. M. Stephen D. Affleck, M. Martin Kalb, Treas. George Wood, 8. W; t Wm. S. Paterson, ; Sec., G. W. Van Buskirk, J. W. No. 100 Reade street. THE CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX OF NEW YORK CITY meets at ConsistoriaPChambers, Masonia Temple, on the-fourth Saturday of every month, at 8 P M George W. Millar, M. G. W. Van Buskirk, Orator. Jamez McGee. S. W. N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. John S. King, J. W, Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., No. 100 Reade street. THE CONSISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY, S. P. R. S., meets at Consistorial Chambers. Masonic Temple, wjien specially convened. C. T. McClenachan, Com. Charles H. Heyzer, Ist L. C. George W. Millar, 2d LO. Joseph M. Levey, Treas. Wm. D. Garrison, M. Stat® Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., No. 100 Reade street. 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 Tem pie. Sixth ave. and 23d st. P. C. Benjamin, T. I. M. 1 John W. Coburn, Bee. Alex. Butts, D. M. Royal E. Beane, Treas. Fred. Kanter, P. C. W. NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHKINE. MECCA TEMPLE, A. A. 0., holds its sessions at Masonic Temple, New York city, on the feast day ot every Mohammedan month, of which due notice will be rriven. Walter M. Fleming, Grand-Potentate. A W. Peters, Chief Rabban. Philip C. Benjamin, Assistant Rabban. Charles H. Heyzer, High Priest. S ptKn Grand Recorder, No. 100 Beade st BROOKLYN. COMMANDERIES. DE WITT CLINTON, No. 27, meets in assem blyon the second, fourth, and fifth Tuesdays of each month, M Not 87, 83 and 31 Broadway, Brooklyn. •p rj Juan B. Arci, o. T. J.' Scharfenberg. Treas. wm. H. Bryant, 9. S. T. Waterhouse, Rec. Geo. B. Clatlin. O. G. ST ELMO, No. 57, assembles in stated eon c’ave first and third Wednesdays ot each month, aS Ma-gnic Hall, corner Manhattan Henry A. Heuschkel, Treas. Valentine HammanmG. James H. Whitehorne. Rec. Jas. L. Drummond, UG. ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE. AURORA GRATA LODGE OF PERFECTION, Ancient Accepted Scottish Bite, Valley of Brooklyn, wpo-nlar communications are held on the second Wcdne* month at Boa «> Court - John W. Richardson, Deputy. Mark Mayer, Treas. E. D. Washburn, 8. W. G. H. Koenecke, Sec., Rev. Warren C, Hubbard, J. u No. 492 Dean street. 3