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Advertisements for the Masonic De iabtment, to secure their insertion, must be tent in by TWO O’CLOCK, P. M„ Friday. THE DEEP, BLUE SEA. ’•Man marts the earth with ruin—his control Stops with the shore; upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain A shadow of man’s ravage, save his own. When, for a moment like a drop of rain, He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan, Without a grave, unknell’d, uncoffin’d and un. known." There are solemn thoughts that come into the mind when, upon the vast waste of waters, we remember bow powerless is the hand of man to save from the wrath of an angry sea. We think as we sit upon the deck enjoying the re freshing breeze, looking away from the land to the boundless stretch of liquid wave beyond, peering into the distance where sea and sky are one, of the many whose joyous embarking ended in a grave beneath the surface of the deep, blue sea. The ocean now is calm, the good old vessel rocks but little, and there is no croaking of timbers as though straining for ex istence. The day is cloudy and the air is cool. There is no scorching sun to drive us below decks, but we can sit under the great vault of beaven and contemplate ■•The image of eternity—the throne Of the invisible." Sailing quietly and in apparent safety, we think little that below us on the bottom of the sea lie untold treasures, unnumbered wrecks and thousands of bodies, “ once animated like our selves,” whose sailing was as peaceful and quiet as ours is at this moment. We do not think of danger until it is straight before us. Death and disaster will come to every one but us. We imagine that there is some special providence that watches over and guards our coming and going, some very special provi dence that no one else ban expect to have. We stand beside the coffin of a friend, it may be an intimate companion, and the hot tears flow and the heart is torn and bleeding ; but the Sight less eye, the silent tongue and the pulseless hand, all fail to impress us with the awful truth that the same disaster will one day be ours. We go on day by day with no thought of the future, no thought of the time that is so rapidly slipping away. The gray that has crept into our raven locks fails to impress us with the fact that we have passed the middle of the journey. We live emphatically for the present. So in starting on a voyage we take little thought of the dangers that beset our trackless path, forgetting that the multitudes who sleep “ un coffined and unknown” in the great ocean all started out with as bright hopes and as fond an ticipations as ourselves. We are all so. It is raining now and we watch the tiny drops as they fall into the great mass of waters. Each rain drop makes a bubble. For an instant it records its existence, then is lost, forever and forever in the great volume of waters. So is each life. Each one is but a rain drop. His brief existence is known but for a moment, then the bubble is lost in the great mass of humanity, that like a mighty soa swallows up his mfinitessimal life and he is lost to view for ever. An Alexander was seen but tor a moment and then was lost in the worlds oblivion. A Napoleon bubbled for an instant, then was Swallowed up, and is now as though he had never been. And so with all worldly greatness. What cares the world of space for the atom that floats in the sunbeam ? What cares the ocean beach for the individual sands that line the coast ? What cares the great sea for the tiny rain drops ? As much as the world cares for us and ours. They would miss a single grain of sand, or drop of water, as much as we would be missed were we taken out of the mass of the worlds population. A King may die, a President be killed, what boots it? The mad world rushes on just the same. The busy marts of tr.i<le are as crowded as before, the laugh of ths jester is as loud, and the sins of the wicked are as flagrant. The world never stops in its wild rush to look upon an emblem of mortality. The sad funeral pro cession is carelessly watched by those who will themselves be followed to the grave the next day. Life is a fond delusion, and nowhere can we be more impressed (it we will be) with the weakness of man than upon the deep blue sea. So many thousand scenes of horror are sug gested—the fire, the storm, the collision, the wreck—all are fruitful and suggestive ot thought to one disposed to think. Masonry in all of its branches, seeks to im press upon the mind of the man as he passes through the ceremonies of the various degrees, the certainty of death, the vanity of life, and the necessity to live in such away as to be re ceived with the plaudit “ well done, good and faithful servant,” into the Grand Lodge above. The sea, with its wonderful stories, is certainly a theme that every Mason can contemplate with profit and realize the utter insignificance of his life and work here. As the drop of rain in the bosom of the sea is lost forever, so is the life of the individual swallowed up in the great mass of human lives that are continually surging into time, wave after wave bearing them into eternity. Let us then learn from the sea, the trackless sea, the lesson of life’s uncertainty, and be ready when the summons comes, to •* Wrap the drapery of our couch About us and lie down to pleasant dreams." THE LAST OF EARTH. WOR. BRO. THOMAS P. PASCALL. A short time ago this venerable and greatly esteemed brother was called to rest. We can not pass this event without recalling many of his good and noble traits. He has been an ear nest and indefatigable worker in the vineyard of Masonry ; never tiring in his zeal for the in stitution ; always ready and willing to perform every duty cheerfully. The example he set has made his lodge one of the foremost in this jurisdiction. Over twenty-seven years ago he was initiated in Templar Lodge, serving them as Master for two terms. He then, with a num ber of formed Copcstone Lodge, Serving them in a like Slpaclty lot Iwo Terms. His pleasing manner, fraternal greeting and ready wit endeared him to his brethren, who held him in highest esteem. Never swerving from the path ot justice and right, he was a true type of an “ upright man and Mason.” His deeds of charity, his kind acts and his will ingness at all times to serve a distressed brother, a needy widow, or a helpless orphan, will ever be remembered. He expired where he loved to be—among his brethren, who tenderly cared for him during his last moments. Our sympathy is with his widow and children, whom he dearly loved. So has quietly passed away another of our old, true and trusted friends. We deeply and sincerely mourn his loss. •• Green be the turf above thea. Friend of our better days." GALLERY NEAR COMPLETION. The collection of photo-portraits of “ Active members ” of the Supreme Council 33°, of N. J. U. S., at the office of the Secretary-General, as required by Resolution of the Council, is nearly completed, and but seven are now wanting, vizJ D. Buiinam Tkacy, Michigan. Hosmer A. Johnson, Illinois. Robert E. Patterson, Penn’a. Fbank A. McKean, N. H. Vincent L. Hurlbut, Illinois. Hugh McCurdy, Michigan ; and Nicholas R. Buckle, Indiana. We hope that our distinguished fraters, who thus seem remiss in this important duty, will at once transmit their photos to the Secretary- General that posterity may learn that they have been once among the living. FROM NEW JERSEY. Jersey City, September 14, 1886. Masonic Editor N. Y. Dispatch: Permit me to thank you for your kind article in last Sunday’s Dispatch headed Hiram Lodge Mo. 17, Jersey City. Many other interesting meetings and proceed ings take place in this old lodge*and although I have been almost a constant reader of your valuable paper for over twenty-five years (ten years before I became a M. M.) this I believe is the first mention of “Old Hiram” (of Jersey City) I have had the great pleasure to peruse in our beloved Dispatch. Is it because those who take such a deep interest in matters connected with this lodge are too modest to report them, or is it the fault of “ our Dispatch ?” & Jersey Mason. FROM “UNCLE JOHN.” Up in the Mountains, 1 Sept. 15th, 1886. J Deab Dispatch—l mentioned to you in a for mer screed the kindly reception and the grow ing familiarity ot the people in this vicinity, but now that they have learned of my domestication they seem determined to make me pay my foot ing, or rather to make me undergo a process of initiation, that I may hereafter be recognized as a regular denizen of the soil. One of the opera tions. as I had been privately informed, is to invite the patient to go a fishing to some place a few miles off, for which purpose a team is hired, provisions laid in, with cigars and root beer, tackle hired, bait procured, and the whole paid for by the neophyte. Perhaps, on general principles, this is fair enough, but when we consider that there is no water within twenty miles in a circle, where you can catch a fish bigger than a sprat, and then only by the most extraordinary good luck, the whole proceeding would seem to be in the nature of a first class practical joke; however your uncle imitated the fish and refused to bite, suggesting as a fair exchange, that each ol the proposers invite him to dinner or send him a barrel oi winter apples. The matter remains in abeyance until further advice, and when these rural citizen*catch the subscriber napping you may conclude that the fishing season is about to open. Contrary to most bucolic localities the coun try store in this ilk only occupies an inferior station as a loafing place, headquarters being on the railway platform, so far as I have been able to ascertain. Probably things may be dif ferent in winter. One thing is worthy of note, and that is that the farmers will have no shooting in their fields or among their trees, so that it is no uncommon thing to see halt a dozen robins or other native birds disporting themselves in perfect security, and I can say, with the late Robinson Crusoe, “ they’re so unaccustomed to guns, their tame ness is shocking to me.” There is a lodge some few miles from here and as soon as the mercury gets down to reason able limits I intend to pay it a visit. And right here I will hold you a quart of the finest crab apples you ever saw that the work will be of the standard form and well rendered. Take me? I wish you would appoint a committee of five to wait on Captain Fowler, and present him an engrossed resolution, in my name, thanking him for the sample of “Webster Punch” sent me. It claims, according to the diractions, to be con cocted of thirteen different articles, each better than the other; but I am under the impression there is a mistake somewhere—the flavor could never have been reached under twenty-six. I gave some to a countryman, and he looked, after the taste had permeated his system, as if he had been sleeping in a rose-garden. But I must stop; a man has just melted in bis boots, and I am going to see the boys scramble for the grease. J. W. 8. EMPIRE CHAPTER NO. 170. The annual reunion of the members of this live body of Royal Arch Masons occurred on last Thursday evening, and as happens every year after vacation, nearly every member reported, and those who were unavoidably ab sent sent telegrams or letters of apologies. Preciselv at 8 o’clock the High Priest, M. E. Comp. E. Loewenstein, sounded the gavel and opened the Chapter in full form, and when the roll of officers had been called and the minutes of the last convocation road, the M. E. High Priest addressed the assembled compan ions bidding them welcome to this Masonic home, and said that he hoped they have all en joyed their travels or their sojourn in moun tain, glade or sea shore, and that they had al ways remembered Empire wheresoever they may have wandered, and he was sure of that, by seeing so many companions present at this their first meeting atther the Summer substioe. The companions were then given the liberty of the Chapter, and a general hand-shaking and exchange of good wishes and greeting took place. There was no work, and after the usual routine business was disposed of, the Chapter closed and the companions marched up-stairs to the banquet hall, where a very ample and inviting table awaited them. They gathered around it and enjoyed the good things of the season as only veterans of many winters know how to enjoy these things. A telegram was received from Commodore Crawford Maxwell, who is sailing in his beauti ful steam yacht off the Thousand Islands, stat ing that he had been “ becalmed ” and that though he regretted his absence on the opening night of Empire, yet he is enjoying himself and only wished to have some of the companions of his Chapter on board the yacht. Another telegram was read from E. Comp. Adolph Muehsam, dated at Baltimore, apolo gizing for his absence on this important occa sion, but the growing and constantly increasing business of his branch bouse in Baltimore de manded his presence there. But he wished all the companions well, and, while “ he could not be with them in materia, lie is with them iu spirit,” and about ten o’clock he will, in bis hotel in the Monumental City, drink the health and prosperity of Empire Chapter. And at ten o’clock (standard time) the companions arose, and with one accord, drank to the health ot E. Comp. Muehsam. A letter was received from Comp. Grindle, dated from hie beautiful country residence, the “ Glen House/’ at Spring Valley, saying that ho is busy with his chicken incubator,he having just now charge of 1,500 brand new little chicks, all hatched out by steam. He, too, sent his nest wishes to Empire, and promised that for the next banquet he will send a sample ot his steam made fowls. A cablegram was sent by Comp. Henry Scbrenkeisen, from Weisbaden, in Germany, where this brother is now recruiting, sending hearty greeting to Empire. From Comp. Moses Mehrbach, the great pawnbroker of New York, a letter was read, dated at Lake George, where he is now stopping with his family, saying that the warm spell still keeps him there, and that he is heart and soul with Empire, and will report in person at the next regular convocation, on the 23d inst. A comic letter wassentbyPhatty Sevees criti cising Empire for holding a meeting at all when the members know he is held fast by his large building contracts in Rockaway, and that he wanted a large portion ol the banquet shipped to him. It was resolved to carefully preserve the bones for Phatty. The Master of National Lodge, W. Bro. David Newmark, sent a very doleful epistle, saying that he had been out every night in the week, and his good-looking wife, reinforced by the baby, is iu open rebellion, and, ergo, be cannot be with Empire on this jovial night, as ho must stay home and quell the mutiny. The compan ions all arose and drank to the health ot Comp. Newmark, to the tune of “ See, the Conquering Hero Comes I” Several other letters and telegrams were read from the absentees, and it was moved and car ried to excuse those who sent apologies, but to fine heavily those who were neither present nor sent word of cause of absence. “ The feast of reason and flow of soul,” to gether with the flow of the bowl, was kept up to the very wee hours, when a chain was formed by locking of arms, and all sang most lustily: ’• Shall aula friends be forgot Iu the days of auld lang syne and parted in great glee and in peace and har mony. On the next regular convocation, which takes place next Thursday, 23d inst., the real work will begin, and the Mark Master’s Degree will be conferred on several candidates already elected, among whom there are some well known brethren and Masters and Past Masters of their respective lodges. Empire is in earn est and means business, and will not stop or hesitate to outdo every chapter in the city. Companions are earnestly and fraternally in vited to attend next Thursday, 23d inst. KANE LODGE, NO. 454. The vacation having passed, Kane Lodge will reconvene in the Austin Rooms, at the Tem ple, next Tuesday evening, the 21st inst. The occasion will be an interesting and important one, since it will afford the members and the visiting brethren an opportunity* to congratu late the Worshipful Master, Bro. J. J, Little, upon his new and merited honor of appoint ment by the Grand Master as District Deputy ot the Sixth Masonic District, one of the largest districts, as to membership, in the State. It is expected that many prominent members of the craft in the district and the city will be present. The Fellow Craft Degree will be con ferred, with the full quartette, fresh from the Summer resorts, furnishing the best music. The Senior Deacon, Bro. Ramen, having gone to St. Louis, has invited Bro. Russell to officiate in his office. M. W. J. Edward Simmons, having returned from his extended tour through Europe, will be called upon to recite some of the incidents of his observations and his visitation with the Prince oi Wales in London. The Master will be delighted with a full at tendance of members and brethren, and each and all may expect a general good time. Grand Chapter of New York.—The twenty-sixth triennial convocation of tho General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons for the United States of America, will convene in the city of Washington, D. C., on the 28th day of September, 1885. The headquarters of the Council Officers of the Grand Chapter of the State of New York, will be at Willard’s Hotel during the convocation. The Council will be pleased to have the companions from chapters under the jurisdiction of the Grand Chapter of the State of New York, who intend to be pres ent during the convocation, at same quarters with them. St. Ceoile Lodge No. SGB will resume labor on Tuesday next, 21at. The First Degree will probably be worked and a good time in general is expected. “ Come one, come all.” JNEW YORK DISPATCH, SEPTEMBER 19, 188(5. COPESTONE LODGE NO. 641. The association composed of the members ot the above lodge held their annual picnic on last Tuesday, 7th inst, at Washington Park, and like all of Copestone’s affairs it was a complete success. The Park is a very large one and re quires a vast number of people to fill it, yet such are the numerous friends of Copestone, who afways attend at their balls, picnics, Ac., that the place was fairly well filled by a happy and merry party,who enjoyed themselves fully, and many distinguished brethren graced by their presence the affair. Among them were con spicuously R. W. Bro. Charles Lansing, with a pretty “ widdy ” on his arm; R. W. Bro. Robert Bonynge, Doo’ Wooster, Old Man Postley with W. ’Bro. Cookey, of Citizen. Of Copestone there were, of course, Tom Moore, in fact it would not be Copestone without Tom Moore; W. De La Mare and other Past Masters and workers. Especial credit is duo to Bro. Abram Spencer, chairman of the Executive Committee, who was very efficient as to details, and also Bro. E. L. Livermore, who valiantly stood by the chairman. On the floor committee we found Bro. Wm. T. Angell, with George Deitz and Adrian Futterer as aids; but above all were the Reception Committee, headed by W. Bro. Mc- Faul the Master, J. B. Black, Robert Dingwell, J. 0. Roundy, aided by W. Bro. Demarest, and others. In fact, all worked most harmoni ously together to make the picnic a grand suc cess, and how well they accomplished their ob ject the many visitors and guests will testify. For a well conducted, select affair, commend us to Copestone. TIDINGS FROM THE WEST. Minnesota will be fully represented at the Triennial Conclave of Templars at St. Louis by an imposing body of Sir Knights, armed and well equipped for all emergencies and duties. Minneapolis, as usual, will send her full quota. Two regular organizations have made ail the proper arrangements through committees lor the pilgrimage. The Grand Commandery head quarters will be at the Southern. Sir H. Bir kett, Grand C.; Sir John A. Schleuer, Grand Capt. Gen.; Sir. C. L. Spaulding, Sen. G. W.; Sir A. M. Shuey, Past G. Com., and other officers of the Grand Commandery are to be present. Sir John A. Schleuer will have charge of all ar rangements pertaining to tho grand body. A courteous invitation and a hearty welcome is extended to the members ot the order. Zion Commandery will leave the Chicago and Mil waukee depot at 7:30 A. M. Sunday, September 19th; will be joined by the Grand Commandery at 8 A. M. Damascus Commandery, of St. Paul, have tendered their services as escort to the G. C. Zion Commandery will rendezvous at the Southern, where elegant quarters have been assigned to each Sir Knight All Sir Knights are cordially invited to meet with the fraters of Zion from Minneapolis. A reception committee will be present at all hours to extend a hearty welcome. The famous Elgin Band, filty-four pieces, will accompany Zion Commandery. This magnificent baud organization was secured for triennial service for Zion some three years ago. The members of the band have all received new and gorgeous uniforms and are expected to be a great attraction in the nar&de. Darius Commandery, No. 7, will make the pil grimage byway of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. They will leave the city Sunday morning and arrive at St. Louis Monday morn ing. This commandery will have headquarters at Hilton’s Hotel, Seventh and Vina streets. They will be accompanied by Sidwell’s Minne apolis Military Band. Sir A. T. Levering, Emi nent Commander, with full corps of officers, will be in attendance. The hospitalities of this commandery are also tendered to “weary pil grims ” during their sojourn. Zurrah (Venus) Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., will assist Moolah and Medlnali Temples at ths Grand Session iu St. Louis. Zion Commandery, No. 2, will number about eighty swords. Sir. A. M. Shuey, Past Grand Commander, is in command of the drill corps. This excellent drill-master has been the recip ient of numerous high honors from the iratres of this State. In the year 1882 ho was elected Capt.-Gen. of Zion Commandery; 1883, Grand Capt.-Gen.; 1884, Grand Commander, and will officiate as Commander of the Fourteenth Di vision in the parade at St? Louis. In the year 1882 he organized and drilled the first drill corps of Templars in the city, capturing all the honors in prize drills at the Annual Conclave at Red Wing, and has promised to participate with his command in the display drill on “Char ity Day ” at St. Louis. Twenty-four Knights have been selected from those most proficien t in drill. It has boon almost a herculean task to secure Sir Knights to attend drills iu tire young, energetic and growing city, yet, notwithstanding all our perplexities, we feel confident that Zion will not be found wanting in a knowledge of tactics if properly weighed by good judges. Caledonia. SCOTTISH RITE NOTES. SUPREME COUNCIL SOUTHERN JURISDICTION. Obient of Washington,District of Columbia, 1 No. 433 Third street, N. W., s The Ist day of Sept., 1886, C. E. ) To the Bro, John W. Simons, 33°, Member of Honor of our Supreme Council. Very Dear Brother :—Our Supreme Council will assemble in biennial session at its House ol the Temple, in this city, on Monday, the 18th day of October next, and be opened at meridian. We extend to you a cordial and earnest in vitation to honor us with your presence and give us the benefit of your counsel and advica. By being with us you will help to maintain the cor dial good understanding that exists between our three North American Supreme Councils and to increase their joint influence among the powers of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite throughout the world. You do not need to be assured that it would give to each of us per sonally very great and sincere encouragement and pleasure to have you with us. May our Father Who is in Heaven have you always in His holy keeping 1 Albert Pike, 3o°, Grand Commander. ROYAL ORDER OF SCOTLAND. The Provincial Grand Lodge fob the ) United States, Washington, D. C., J- Sept. 1, A.D., 1886, Anno Ord. Reg. 573.) The Provincial Grand Master, unto the Members of the Grand Lodge and to all others who may see these presents: Greeting! Notice is hereby given to each member of the Provincial Grand Lodge that its next annual meeting will take place on the evening of the eighteenth day of October of the present year, 188:5, at the sanctuary ot the Ancient and Ac cepted Scottish Hite, iu the city of Washington, No. 1007 Gstreet N. W., at the hour of 7 P. M., and that the annual dinner will be had on the evening of Wednesday next following. The Provincial Grand Master sends cordial greetings to all the members ot the Grund Lodge, and makes known to them his earnest desire to take once more by the hand as many of them as can possibly be present. Albert Pikv, It. L. F., Provincial Grand Master. THE PROPER TITLE. The words Mason and Freemason are used synonymously, expressing the same meaning. The words Masonry and Freemasonry are used in the same manner. There seems’ to be no definite rule followed by Masonic writers iu this regard. Sometimes it is one and sometimes the other, ana sometimes both in the same para graph. The use of either is sanctioned by the best authorities ; and the choice between them, among the best writers, appears to be as often accidental as showing a preference. Consulting Webster’s Dictionary we find that a Mason is “A member of the ’fraternity of Freemasons,” ati'l Masonry is “The craft or mysteries of Freemasons.” ffliypr, Preston, Webb, Mackey and other learned Masonic writers seem to have made no distinction in the use of these words, except in the titles of books, all then using the wors “Fr?emasonrv/’ - -ve- in notices that we receive of meetings of Scottish Rite bodies, we find them addressed, “To all Regular Free Masons,” Ac., the word Freemasons being divided into two words, and we believe the same form of address is used in official documents over the signature of the Sov. Grand Commander of the Supreme Coun cil. With due deference to this high authority to sanction such a division of the word, wo are ot the opinion that it is not warranted, as the true meaning of it is thereby changed. When thus separated the word Free becomes an ad jective, defining the noun Mason. The words Mason and Freemason being synonymous, it would be just as proper to say, “ To all Regular Free Free Masons,” Ac. The Grand Lodge of Florida uses the title “ Free-Mason/’ making it a compound word. This is preferable to “ Free Mason,” but still we do not regard it as correct. If separated at all, the word “Free” should be followed by the words “ and Accepted,” thus making the Free and Accepted Masons, which is so generally used, and from whence come the initials, “F. and A. M.” This subject may not be regarded as an im portant one, but it is eertainly an interesting one, and we would like to see it discussed by some ot our eminent Masonic writers. Let us know whether we are Free Masons, Freo-Ma sous or Freemasons.— Masonic Advocate. The Centennial Celebration.—The Keystone has this information for its readers, that arrangements have been Derfected for the distribution of tickets for the approaching nre liminary celebration, at the American Academy of Music, Philadelphia, to bo held on tho even ing of Friday, September 24th inst. On and alter Monday next, both day and evening, be tween the hours of 10 A. M. and 3 P. M., and 7 and 10 P. M., brethren on calling at the Masonic Temple, in that city, may obtain tickets for themselves and members of their families. The doors of the Academy will be opened at 7 P. M. on September 2itb, and no seats will be re served. The tickets admit to all parts of the bouse, and those who are earliest will get the best seats. There will, no doubt, be a large demand for these tickets, and brethren should make early application for them. They will be distributed under tbs direction Of the Temple Committee, by order ol thsß. W. Grand Master. Corinthian Lodge No. 488.—At the next regular communication of this lodge on Thursday, September 23, at their rooms, Grand Opera House, Twenty-third street and Eighth avenue. The First Degree will be conferred. Visiting brethren are fraternally invited to be present. Americus Chapter No. 215.—-At the next convocation of this chapter the Mark Mas ter’s Degree will be conferred. All Royal Arch Masons are cordially invited to be present, PERSONAL. Capt. Cyrus Butler Manchester, of Provi dence, who died on July 26, ultimo, at the ripe age of four score and four years, was a brother deservedly respected for his many excellent at tributes of mind and heart. He was a good ex ample of manly worth. He drew friends to himself and held them fast as by “ clasps of steel,” because he was true hearted, outspo ken, and ever controlled by the spirit of a gen erous fellowship. He was a devoted craftsman and held various Masonio positions of honor and usefulness—am-mg others that of Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Rhode Isl and. The funeral ot our departed brother took place on the Thursday next following his death. He was buried with the honors of the craft, Grand Master Ne.wton D. Arnold having charge of the service. Grand Master Shryock, of Maryland, has been doing a large amount of work during tho past ye,ar, in the way of visiting the lodges in his jurisdiction. In six mouths he made fifty seven official visitations. The bodies thus in spected were found generally to be in good con dition, but there were cases calling tor adverse criticism, which the Grand Master did not hesi tate to administer. The Grand Master oi Ma sons in Maryland doos not notify lodges of the date when he will make a visit, nor does he wish the official visitations to be regarded as occasions of festivity. He intends to see the brothers in working attire and not in dress pa rade. Gen. Samuel C. Lawrence, 33°.—This illus trous brother was in the city last week, prep aratory to going to Chicago to attend the Su preme Council of the A. and A. Hite. We were pleased to note that he was looking remarkably well; and our thoughts went back to the battle where he fiNt commenced to win the laurels which afterward accumulated on him until the close of the war, although many of those lau rels were gained at tho expense of severe wounds. The gallant soldier looks as if he was good for many more campaigns if necessary. Bro. E. R. Brown met with a painful acci dent on Monday last, by which his left foot was severity bruised by a heavy cellar door falling tiporrtfie joints of the toes. He was assisted to the house of a friend, where he was confined for a few days; but, although still quite lame, he is able to go about again, and hopes soon to be entirely recovered. Won. Bao. Oscar G. Ahlstrom’s many friends will no doubt be pleased to loam that his lovely wife and daughter, who have been spending the Summer months at the charming residence of Bro. Geo. W. Hooper, proprietor of St. Charles Hotel, Baltimore, have returned to this city fully invigorated, and that his only daughter Katie, who for several months had been suffer ing from a severe and painful illness, has been restored to perfect health. High Priest James T. Chapman, ot Pentalpha Chapter, No. 206, Flushing, was surprised on Friday evening, the 10th inst., by a delegation from Altair Chapter, No. 237, located in Green point. High Priests H. L. Cornell and J. F. Valentine, King Valentine Hammann and Scribe William J. Anderson distinguished themselves. Bro. W. H. Moorf, of Rochester, N. Y., highly respected as a.citizen and equally well regarded as a member of tho Masonic Fraternity, died on Thursday, July 22d, ult., aged seventy-two years. The Daily Chronicle ot that city says: “ For a long time he had been attached to the fraternity, forming ono of the large number that withdrew from Hamilton Chapter to organize lonic Chapter, No. 210, in 1867. Subsequently he was knighted in Cyrene Commandery, No. 3J. With both of these bodies he remained in affiliation till the final hour. His memory will be revered, especially among the elder brethren who mingled with him during the active days when be was wont to meet in ths tyled lodge room.” Rev. Edwin Mauley, one ot the family estab lished in the Masonic Home, Philadelnhia, was stricken with apoplexy on Friday, July 16th, ult., and died before the close of the day. He was the youngest of the fourteen inmates of the Home, being but sixty-six years of age. He was a worthy brother, a member and Past Master of Hamilton Lodge, No. 274, of Philadelphia, and this lodge took charge of the remains and gave them Masonic burial. Roda Sailor.—This yonng lady is the daugh ter of W. Brother Zacharie T. Sailor, Past Mas ter of Manhattan Lodge, and is growing rapidly. We are told she has inherited the charms of her mother and the good nature of her father, and has decided ac?omplishments of her own. She is only a few months old, but we are informed that she can cry iu several languages, beat the piano in making a noise, and, wonder of won ders, can keep her papa away from his lodge. If this young’ lady improves her opportunities she will make her mark in this world. Charles H. Speth.—Bro. Speth, of Chancellor Walworth Lodge, No. 271, the artist, engraver and lithographer, conducted us through his great establishment in Maiden Lane, and ex plained to us the beautiful science of his trade. We saw numerous checks on various banks (but, alas! they were ail blanks), and many other beautiful gems of tho lithographers’ art, but one of the finest engravings Bro. Speth is now engaged upon is the certificate of member ship of the famous Thirteen Club. This piece ot work is a model of artistic beauty, and the “ Thirteen ” will no doubt bo very proud of it , and Bro. Speth may also view this certificate with pride, as it is unsurpassed in the litho graphers’ art. Brethren having work in that line will do well to give Bro. Charles a call. Bro. John S. Purdy, ot fountain pen fame, who some months ago presented us with a su perb specimen of his work, which has lightened our “ ink slinging ” labors, dropped in on us a few mornings since and exhibited a sample of his latest improved callgraphie styles, and we can assure those ot our craft who have the onorous duties of the secretariat to discharge that they will bless the man who invented “Purdy’s Fountain Pen.” Robert Downey.—This well beloved and highly esteemed brother suddenly passed from earth last week, and was buried on the 14th inst. He was a most active Mason and loved the order for the good it is doing to humanity, for its charity, its benevolence and its universal toleration. ’He was a beloved Past Master of Copestouo Lodge, No. 641, Past High Priest ot Copestone Chapter, and a member of Pales tine Commandery, No. 18. Peace to hie ashes; may the sod rest lightly upon his body, and his spirit find eternal restiu the celestial Grand Lodge above. Buo. Jamesß. Fiske has recently been made the recipient ot distinguished honors. On last Tuesday evening, the 14th inst., he was elected President of the Veteran Association of the Filth N. Y. Duryea’s Zouaves, of which he was a gallant member twenty-five years ago, when men went to the front ior sll per month and found, dead in the morning. No bounty was thought of by the boys ot “ 61.” Among the names of other officers elected for the ensuing year, we notice a number of prominent workers in the Masonic quarries, notably Bro. Maurice F. Sullivan, Col. A. S. Marvin and Robert B. Tailor—good men and true. John May.—Brother May, of the firm of Ryan, May <t Latus, manutacturers of gas fixtures on Bloecker street, near the Bowery, showed us the other day a beautiful candelabra of brass, heavily gilt and ornamented with cut glass, which they have just finished. It is destined for a Jewish tabernacle up town and is a marvel of beauty, and reflects great credit upon the artistic taste of Brother May. This firm is also engaged upon the work of furnishing all the gas fixtures for the Catjiolic cathedral now in course of erection at Fairmount, N. J. They have a mass of such articles on band and are con stantly adding new designs to thair stock. As many ot our best citizens are now returning f[om the country and are about refurnishing and reburnishing their houses, furnitures and fixtures of every description, it would be well to bear the above firm in mind, as they are verita ble Aladdins, turning old gas pipes into new ones and giving new lamps tor old ones. Brio. M Job Frank W. Tryon,of the gallant old Fifty-first N. Y. Volunteers, has kindly extend ed ns an invitation to be present at Tammany Hall Bunday next, when (Col.) Bro. Elliot F. Sheppard will present each of the surviving members of the Regiment with a magnificent bronze medal, made by Tiffany, commemorat ive of the departure of “ the boys ” for the seat of war. We shall have much pleasure in “ as sisting/’ and shall grasp the hand ot many brethren of the “Mystic Tie” among the scar red veterans who in “ days lang syne ’’ made us welcome by their camp fires at Vicksburg, Knoxville and Petersburg. Bro. Leonard A. Stockwell, 32°, of Oriental Consistory, Chicago, formerly a denizen of New York, is now permanently located at the “Hotel Albemarle,” Pittsburg, l’a., and is enjoying a brief sojourn in this locality. Our sanctum on Thursday last was made the brighter and hap pier by his genial presence and we take espe cial pleasure in commending Bro. S. to our fra tres at the headwaters of the beautiful Ohio, and feel assured that in extending him the right hand of fellowship they will greet one not un worthy the proud and noble title ot “Friend and Brother.” Z f.rubbabel Lodge, No. 329.—The regular communication of this time-honored lodge, on Tuesday, the 14th inst., was a very pleasant one. IV. Bro. Solomon Littenberg, the Master, presided, and was assisted by W. Bros. Stengel, of Hiram Lodge, and Stamper, of Metropolitan Lodge. The Second Degree was conferred in full form, Bro. Solomon, ot Zerub babel Lodge, exemplifying the Middle Chamber work in excellent style. After the lodge closed the usual social hour was enjoyed by the brethren, among whom were several visitors, beside a goodly number of members of the lodge. Zerubbabel Lodge is very popular with the brethren, and visitors are always cordially welcomed. Abcana Lodge, No. 246.—At the com munication of this lodge, hold at their rooms in the Grand Opera House, Twenty-third street and Eighth avenue, on Tuesday evening, the 7th inst., the Third Degree was’conferred bv W. Bro. Van Benschoten, assisted by Wor. Bros. Tuthill and L igan. The occasion was one of much interest. Many visiting brethren were present. At the next communication, on the 21st inst., the Third Degree will be again con ferred on two brother feHowcrafts. The W. M. extends a cordial invitation to brethren of sis ter lodges to be present, assuring them a cor dial welcome. Mystic Tie Lodge, No. 272, will hold its first communication, after the Summer va cation, on Tuesday evening, 21st inst. Work in the Second Degree expected, and all worthy brethren are fraternally invited to be present, TEMPLAR NOTES. ST. ELMO, NO. 57. The following is but a brief history oi this commandery: The petitioners, Sir Knights George C. Brad ley, WiUiam Bridge, Henry Rudolph, William Traoy, E. R. Smith, J. Robert Laws, Sylvester Gray, William H. Bradley, W. H. Bowron, George E. Brightson, William H. Deming, Ed win F. Kershow, Lewis Graves, obtained a dis pensation from Sir Mead Belden, }t. E, Grand Commander, bearing date November fi, 1873, to establish a body of Knights Templar, under the name of Bt. Elmo Commandery, at Brook lyn, E. D. (Greenpoint), and appointed Sir George C. Bradley, Em. Coni.; Sir William Bridge, Generalissimo, and Sir Henry Rudolph, Capt. Gen. The first meeting under the dispensation was beld-November 19, 18/3, when the following ad ditional officers were appointed : William Tracy, Prelate ; E. R. Smith, Trees.; J. R. Laws, Hee.; Sylvester Gray, S. W.; W. H. Bradley, J. W.; W. H. Bowron, Std. Br.; Geo. E. Brightson, Swd. Br.; Wm. H. Deming, Warder; E. F. Ker show, C. of G. At this meeting twenty-three propositions for membership were received. During the dispensation twenty-flve regular and four special conclaves were held, the labors of which resulted in knighting thirty-four, and affiliating seven. A warrant was granted at the annual con clave of the Grand Commandery, October 14, 1874. The first regular conclave was held at the asylum, Manhattan and Meserole avenues, on Wednesday of the following week. Soon after the commandery had opened it was announced that De Witt Clinton Commandery, No. 27, was approaching, in full uniiorm, ac companied by a band of music, whereupon the commandery left the asylum, formed lines, and groceeded to meet and escort the Knights of e Witt Clinton to the Noble Street Presby terian Church. On their arrival at the church it was found to be well filled with a fashionable audience, including many prominent citizens. An emergent Grand Commandery, Sir Charles Rooms acting as Grand Commander, Sir George W. Walgrove as Grand Capt. Gen., and Sir Knights Black, Southwick, Simons, Perry, Macoy, Thorne, Kenyon, Smith, Blanck, Heine man and Shad bolt, had been convened by order of Sir A. Eugene Lytle, 11. E. Grand Com mander, to constitute and install the officers of St Elmo Commandery, No. 57. The following officers were then installed in due form: Sir George C. Bradley, Em. Com.; Sir William Bridge, Gen.; Sir Henry Rudolph, Capt. Gen.; Sir and Rev. Martyn Summerbell, Prelate; Sir Sylvester Gray, S. W.; Sir William H. Bradley, J.'W,; Sir James H. Whitehorns, Treas.; Sir J. Robert Laws, Recorder; Sir W. H. Bowron, Std. Br.; Sir Geo. E. Brightson, Swd. Br,; Sir W. H. Deming, Warder; Sirs A. E. Walker, A. P. Lockwood and S. C. Wilson, Guards, and Sir Alexander Barr, 0. of G. Thus began the career of a commandery whose pilgrimage of twelve years upon the sea of busy lite has not been disturbed by a storm to mar the progress of a peaceful and prosper ous voyage. In the Fall of 1874, on the occasion of a grand Templar field day, at Prospect Park Fair Grounds, Brooklyn, which was attended by several commandenes of New York and New Jersey, the commandery participa ted in a competition prize drill, in which they gave proof of great proficiency in the standard tactice and drill. 1875—October.—The commandery visited the City of New Haven, Conn., and became the guests of New Haven Commandery, No. 2, of that city. In the same month the commandery, in con nection with DeWitt Clinton, No. 27, visited the city of Rochester, and participated in the gen eral parade at the great prize drill which oc curred on the racecourse near that city*be tween Commanderies Hugh de Payens, of Buf falo, St. Omer, of Elmira, and Central City, of Syracuse. 1876—May.—The commandery joined Clinton, No. 14, in a visit to Philadelphia, and partici pated in the Centennial ceremonies. 1877—October.—The commandery joined with De Witt Clinton, No. 27, in a visit to Troy, and in October, 1879, in connection with De Witt Clinton, No. 27, and Apollo, No. 15, made a pil grimage to Plattsburgh, Montreal, Canada, and Burlington, Vt. Locally the commandery has been very active and a participant on mauy occasions ot a pub lic character, among which and the most nota ble was tlje visit of the Grand Master ot Ma sons, M. W. Charles Rooms, to the village of Flushing, Queens county, and to Green point Ixidge, when upon both occasions the commandery acted as the personal escort to the Grand Master, amid a grand pyrotechnic dis play by the citizens ot each place. The commandery also visited Astoria on the occasion ot an entertainment given by Advance Lodge, and were received by the citizens of the village with similar demonstrations, noted above. It participated in the ceremonies of laying the corner-stone of the new edifice of the Church of the Evangel, at Greenpoint, in Sept., 1876. The commandery has enjoyed the privilege of attending divine service in uniform on Good Friday of each year. A characteristic feature of the'se observances is that all the local minis ters of the gospel, representing the denomina tions of Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Epis copal and Christian officiate in the programme. St. Elmo participated in the obsequies to the memory of the late Sir James A. Garfield, which were hold under the auspices of the command ery, in the Dutch Reformed Church on Huron street, Sunday, Sept. 25, 1881. The commandery, in full force, took part in the ceremonies of the Egyptian Obelisk, New York city, October 9, 1880, on which occasion E. George C. Bradley, Past Commander, acted as the Marsbal-in-Chief of the Templars’ escort. In October, 1883, St. Elmo accompanied De Witt Clinton Commandery in a pilgrimage to Binghampton, N. Y. A month later it acted as escort to the Worshipful Grand Master on the occasion of the laying of the corner stone of the Forty-seventh Regiment Armory in the Eastern District of Brooklyn. In January, 1884, forty members of the com mandery, headed by Eminent Commander John H. Bonnington, took active part in a Masonic demonstration of Cornucopia Lodge in Flush ing. Their advent into the village was hailed by fireworks, and before their departure a ban quet was tendered them by the local au thorities. In October of the same year, St. Elmo again accompanied De Witt Clinton Commandery in a pilgrimage. This time Buffalo was the objective Eoint, and included a trip to Niagara Falls, rninont Sir Andrew E. Walker commanded. In 1885 St. Elmo Commandery resolved to at tend the annual conclave of the Grand Com mandery, in the city of Rochester, under its own banner. Eminent Sir Charles E. Stock ford commanded. Monroe and Cyrene Com mauderies, of Rochester, extended knightly courtesies, and left nothing undone to make the visitors thoroughly at home. One sectien ot the pilgrims took a westerly course' and ac cepted hospitalities from fraters in Buffalo, which included a trip to Niagara. On Ascension Day in 1884, and again in 1885, St. Elmo received and accepted invitations from Palestine Commandery to participate in appro priate services suitable lor the occasion. At the three exhibition drills of Monroe Com mandery, of Rochester, in Madison Square Gar den, New York, St. Elmo performed escort duty; the first time in command of Eminent Sir John H. Bonnington, the second time in command ot Jim’nent Sir Andrew E. Walker, and in Mav last in command of Eminent Sir Valentine Hammann. -V- «• Scarßaly 4ny Templar event of note has oc curred in this or neighboring States during the past ten years without some representative oi St. Elmo being present. At the triennial con vocations held at Cleveland in 1877, at Chicugo in 1880, and at San Francisco in 1883, it was fit ly represented. At no time during its exist ence did the fraters of St. Elmo falter in their fraternal devotion to the order, or neglect an important duty imposed whereby the institu tion might be benefited. Many events of a social nature in the history of this commandery have been passed over for want oi space. Among these are the pilgrim age to Rockaway, in the Summer of 1882; its participation in dedicating Masonic Hall, Tren ton. N. J., in June, 1885; its reception of Damas cus Commandery, in the Fall of the same year, and the mauy kind favors shown by sister com manderies. It has entertained at different times delegations from nearly all commander ies located in New York and Brooklyn. The lollowing Sir Knights have filled the po sition of Eminent Commander from its organ ization to date: 1873 to 1876—George C. Bradley. 1877—Sylvester Gray. 1878 to 1880— Alonzo Brymer. 1881—Clark Rhinehart. 1882 and 1883—John H. Bonnington. 1884—Andrew E. Walker. 1885—Charles E. Stocklord. 1886—Valentine Hammann. The conclaves are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, beginning with September Ist. The asylum of the command ery is located on Manhattan, corner ot Meserole avenues, which is easy of access from ail sec tions of Brooklyn, and convenient to the Tenth and Twenty-third street ferries from New York. The following is a full list of the officers of St. Elmo Commandery for the current year : Valentine Hammann, Eminent Commander ; Henry L. Cornell, Generalissimo: William J. Anderson, Captain General; William Tracy, Prelate; John F. Valentine, Senior Warden; Paul Lies, Junior Warden; H. A. G. Heuschkel, Treasurer; James H. Whiteborne, F,ecorder; Henry Harjie, Standard Bearer; Henry Hill man, Sword Bearer; James Cluett, Warder; George Dorsey, William Dumont, William W. Meiners, Guards; John B. McDonald, Quarter master; Clark D. Rhinehart, Judge Advocate; Charles E. Stockford, Director; Joseph Ash mault, Organist, and Alexander Barr, Sentinel. Its roster contains the names of three past and present District Deputy Grand Masters, twenty Worshipful Masters, and nearly as many High Priests. Mecca Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of Mystic Shrine claims many a knight of St. Elmo. Its present Commander, Eminent Sir Valen tine Hammann, is popular among the fraters of St. Elmo. He is spoken of as a gentleman of superior fitness lor the position. He was formerly an active journalist, and was attached to the reportorial staff of the Sun. Heald and Worfd at different periods, and a regular cor respondent of several papers throughout the country. He was one ot the early members of an organization known as the Journalistic Fra- ternity, which eventually merged into the New York Press Club of to-day. He was the effi cient Secretary of the Executive Committee several terms, and was Secretary of the com mittee of which General Horatio C. King was Chairman, that piloted over one hundred jour nalists to the Centennial exhibition on an assess ment of twenty-fiive cents each. He was the first secretary of the Metropolitan Press Asso ciation, an organization that furnishes manifold copy to morning and evening papers, and which employed fifty reporters to cover the courfe, police stations, political headquarters, etc. He is at present a regular contributor to various gsriodicals. In Masonry he is a member of reenpoint Lodge, No. 403; King of Altair Chapter, No. 237, and a member of Mecca Tem ple, Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mys tic Shrine. He is also a member ot the New York Consistory and identified with the other New York Scottish Rite bodies. The Generalissimo of St. Elmo, Sir Knight H. L. Cornell, is High Priest of Altair Chapter; the Captain General, William J. Anderson, is Scribe; the Senior Warden is Master of Green point Lodge; the Junior Warden is Past High Priest of Corinthian Chapter; the Prelate is Past Master of Greenpoint Lodge, and so on through the list. Although polities never outers into the con claves ot St. Elmo, Judges, Assemblymen, Ai dermen, Coroners and Sheriffs, of both political parties here dwell together in- unity. Harmony is one of the characteristics of this commandery. Just previous to the Summer vacation a drill corps was organized, with E. Sir Charles E. Stockford as Commander. The fraters are anx iously looking forward for cooler weather, when the drills will be resumed. The commandery is enjoying an unusual degree of prosperity. Good feeling prevails among the subordinate officers, while the rank and file attend the con claves with increasing regularity. The confer ring of the orders is in every way satisfactory and commendable. GRAND COMMANDERY, STATE OF NEW YORK. To the officers and representatives of the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar, of the State of New York—Greeting : In pursuance to the resolution adopted at the last annual conclave and the order of the Right Eminent Grand Commander, you are sum moned to attend the seventy-third annual con clave of the Grand Commandery, Knights Tem plar, of the State of New York, to be holden on the second Tuesday, October 12, 1886, in the Asylum of St. Omer’s Commandery, No. 19, city of Elmira, Chemung county, State of New York, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, and then the Grand Commandery having been regularly opened to transact such business as is required by the Constitution, the Code of Statutes and as the good of the order may require. Dated at the city of New York, N. Y., this 16th day of August, A. D. 1886. Petbb Fokbesteb, G. C. Robert Macoy, G. R. OFFICIAL VISIT. On Tuesday evening, the 14th inst., R. E. Thos. B, Rand, Assistant Inspector General, made his official visit to De Witt Clinton Com maddery. There was a large attendance of Sir Knights. De Witt Clinton*Commandery donated SIOO without any solicitation to the relief ot the Sir Knights who suffered by the earthquake at Charleston, S. C. Theodore Melcher, the E. C. of Charleston Commandery, No. 1, has acknowledged receipt of the same. W’e are glad to chronicle such true Knightly courtesy as shown by De Witt Clinton boys to their Southern fraters. Thus may it ever be between gallant and courteous Sir Knights. THE DAY THEY CLAM-ATE. The Sir Knights of De Witt Clinton Com mandery, No. 27, Brooklyn, E. D., will attend a clambake at Dorlon’s Point on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The steamer “Sylvan Grove” will leave Fulton street, Brooklyn, at 8:30 A. M. and South lifth street, E. D., at 9 A. M. Deverell fur nishes the music. This “ bake - ’ will probably “ take the cake,” and many Sir Knights are beating their swords into clam hooks and pre paring themselves for a royal time. As the Dispatch rather hankers after clams, it is in order to announce that we shall be there, ready to comply with all the requirements ot the order. We learn that there will be present on that occasion delegations from Monroe, of the Salt City (Syracuse), and the Grand Com mandery ot Troy, all of whom are jolly good fraters. Those desirous of having a real genu ine good day’s sport will take in the De Witt clambake, and not regret it, mark our words, and we’ll guarantee the same, and prove the faith within us by personal participation. THE EARTHQUAKE IN LOUISVILLE COM MANDERY. Last week the vibrations of mother earth created some alarm over a large portion of the United states, and its violence destroyed Char leston, S. C. Red Cross Knight Alex. Smythe was receiv ing the Order ot the Temple in Louisville Com mandery, No. 1, and was thoroughly impressed with its solemnity and beauty. When the first shock of the earthquake was followed by a sec ond the Asylum walls swayed, particles of plas tering fell, and the E, C., at the suggestion of some Sir Knight, suspended work, while all went out in an orderly manner. On resuming, J. W. Timberlake remarked to the candidate: “ I regret that the little episode marred the solemnity of the order.” “ What episode?” said Bro. Smythe. “ Why, the earthquake ! Didn’t you feel the floor move and the walls tremble?” “Yes; but I thought it was some mechanical contrivance to represent the solemn occurrences alter the scene I bad just witnessed.” “ Why, man, that was an earthquake! ’ re plied Bro. Timberlake. Sir Knight Smythe was incredulous, and did not believe the earthquake st ry until he read the account of it in the morning's paper M asonic Home Journal. A WAVING PLUME IN OUR HAT. Deputy Grand Master Gen. Chas. Rooms has determined to have his report as Acting Grand Master of the Grand Encampment printed at Our Home. Nothing could have been more kind and ap propriate, because it is not only a recognition of the pioneer Masonic Home and its industries, but gives to a Masonic charity the moiety of profit arising out of the job, done for a national body of valiant and magnanimous Templars, vowed to befriend destitute widows and helpless orphans. The distinguished fraters of the Grand Encampment will have the opportunity of examining a specimen of our skill in the aft of printing which wo trust will prove to bo en tirely satisfactory. W’e thank R. E. Prater Uoome and wish him success and eminence in all his undertakings.— Masonic Home Journal. LABOR LVCJIA..VG E. A companion in good standing and Past High Priest of his chapter seeks employment of any kind; has been lor yea- sin prosperous business lor hin • sei t, but reverses have overtaken him and now he appeals to his brethren of the craft for work. He eiences of un doubted character can be furnished forthwith. Address E. L., Dispatch office, Masonic Department. A M. M. in good standing, aged twenty-seven years, desires position as receiving or sir n ping clerk, or any place where there is a chance to im prove. Speaks German and English. Eight years’ refer ence. Address, J. F., Dispatch office. A Master Mason in good standing wishes a position as porter or driver. Thoroughly un Jerstands lh ® tar ® ° f Worses. Address, C. J. Bennett, No. 70 Green street, Brooklyn, E. D. Wanted situation in any trade or pro fessional canacity. Exceptionally go< d references- sp curity if requiied. J. H. R., Dispatch Office, No.’ 11 Frankfort street. ’ William 11. Heathcote, WATCHES, JEWELRY AN9 DIAMONDS. Masonic Jewelry a Specialty. No. 31 PARK ROW, WORLD BUILDING (opp. Post Office) and NEW No. 2 CHATHAM SQUARE, above Worth street. Grand Autumnal Excursion of Putnam ex No. 338. to MAUCH CHUNK, GLEN ONOKO and SWITCH BACK, in aid of HALL ANO ASYLUM FUND, TUESDAY. OCTOBER 5, Liberty street, N. R., 8 A. M. (R. R. time.) Tickets, s2.2s—from Committee or at ferry. Extra to the Switch Back, 50 cents. GLOTHiUF On Credit. WEEKLY OR MONTHLY PAYMENTS TAKEN. Men’s Suits, - - $5 to S3O. Boys’ Suits, - - $2 to sls. Overcoats, - - - $3 to S3O. ONLY PRACTICAL CREDIT CLOTHIERS IN THE CITY. STAUNTON & WHELAN, 26 FOURTH AVEIVUE. OPPOSITE COOPER INSTITUTE. DENTISTRY. DR. B. H. DUFIGNAC, No. Is 9 BOWERY, five doors above Broome street. Forty-five years of active practice. Extracts, Inserts, and Fills Teeth without pain. -* A Specialty: Artificial Teeth. $4, s■>, 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. JAMESIUKER, MANUFACTURER OP KNIGHTS TEMPLAH’S, MASONIC, aNd ALL KINDS OF SOCIETY GOODS, No. 13:-. GRAND STREET, CORNER OF CROSBY. X OT AR Y A ND COMMISSIONER FOB ML THE STATES, Henry <D. Hanies. LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICES of BANKS & BANKS Nos. 8 JOHN ST. and 192 BROADWAY. House . No. 181 East 127th st., cor. Lexington ave., NEW YORK CITY. MASONIC DIRECTORY. NEW YORK. ACACIA, No. 327, meets first and third Tues days, Clinton Houin, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Adam G. Vail, M. George D. i-auer Treas, James D. Cutwater, S.W, l iuuk A. Hovey, Sec. Wm. H. Ferre, J. W, i ADELPHIC, No. 348.—The regular communi cations are held on the first and Third Tuesdays of each month, at 8 o’clock, P. M., in lonic Room, Masonic Tem pi®* t, m Innet, R. 11. Foote, Treas. \v. W. Walker, S. W. Wm. IL Innet. Sec. W. E. Marrenner. J. W. ARCTURUS, No. 274.—Regular communications of Arcturus Lodge are held at Miller’s Hall, No. 202 E. 86tn st., 8. E. cor. 3d avenue, on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Geo Campbell, M. Henry H. Dalmke. Treas. William Kurz, S. W. James Allwood, Sec., John A. Paradise, J.W. No. 58 Saads st.. Brooklyn. BUNTING, No. 655, meets first and third Mon days of each month, corner 124th street and Third av enue. Harlem. Harry C. Harney, M. Cyrus O. Hubbell, Treas. Theodore A. Jasper, S. W. Z. T. Benson, Sec. Fred. M. Bandell. J. W. CHANCELLOR WALWORTH, No. 271, meetß second and fourth Wednesdays ea<-h month, in Austin and Commandery Room, Masonic. Hall, 23d street and Sixth avenue. Wright D. Pownall, M Geo. W. Millar, Treas., John W ie i < n- S. W. F. W. Herring, Sec., Andrew H. Kellogg, J. W. No. 841 Broadway, N. Y COPESTONE, No. 641, meets every second and fourth Wednesdays, at 8 P.M.. in the Corinthian Room, Masonic Temple. William McFaul, 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 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. CRESCENT, No. 402, meets second and fourth Thursdays,in Austin Room. Masonic Temple. Strangers in the city, and others of the craft, are cordially invited. Wm. H. Francis. Treas, Wm. J. Walker, S. Wj Jas. H. Bailey, Sec, F. H. Wall, J. W. DIRIGO, No. 30, meets second and fourth Mon days of each month, in Composite Rooms. Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue and 23d street. Moritz N. Sil er t*i;, Treas. Aaron Morris, M. William R. Oldroyd, Sec., L Jacobson, S. W. t No. 67 Charlton st A. Crozier, J. W 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. Jore. H. Goldman, S.W. „ Leonard Leisersohn, Sec. Edward F. Smith, J.W. ENTERPRISE, No. 228, meets the first and 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 B oster, 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. . tt Adolphus D. Pape, M. A. H. Bradley, Treas. W. P. Kent, S. W. 4; Ti ™pson, Sec. Ralph Bogart, J. W. GIRARD, No. 631, meets first Friday in each mouth, Livingston Room, Masonic Temple. Thos. P Clench, Sec. Thos. W. James, M. Chas. Clark, Treas. Peter G. S. 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, 8 W r*wb ß T n - Sec : C - R - Trumbull, J. W. KA.NE, No. 4o4.—Regular communications ot Kane Lodge are held on the first, third and fifth Tuea» days in Austin Room, Masonic Temple. m .x m Joseph J. Little, M. Chas. A. Whitney, Treas. Thos. E. Stewart, SW; w - Penoyar, Sec. Charles F. Ulrich, J. W. MONIGOMERY, No. 68, meets in the Dorfa Room, Masonic Temple, every first and third MondaV evenings, at 7:30 o'clock. F. W. McGowen, Sec., J. Wesley Smith. 3. W. J Thos. J. tardy. J. W. MUKbi, No. 190, meets on the second ancj l fourth Thursday evenings, at Livingston Room. Mason, 1c Temple. Joaeph Abraham, M. a John Maguire, Treas. Thos. Maguire, 8. W. • h.zr.l b. Stockvis, Sec. W. E. Harwood J W 4 MYSTIC TIE, No. 272, meets first, third anct m r .”. e^ ays - at Eastern Star Hall, cor. Seventh street and Third avenue. Itenry G. Edwards, M. < Übas W Kattel. Treas. Henry C. Dougherty, S. W. Geo. Smith, Jr., Sec: James P, Styles. J. W. , ’■ £ Residence. 354 Second av. .- Ai NATIONAL, No. 209, meets In Clinton tOohi, Masonic Temple, 23d street and 6th avenue, second and iourth h ridays each month. David Newmark, M. •■ J. L Voorhees, Treas. Hugh Hawthorn, S.W, J E. Percival, Sec. Max Boremsky, J. W. V’ m 304 E - 85th streefc - W NEW YORK, No. 330, meets the 41’st find third Wednesdays each month, Austin Room, Temple, Twen ty-third street and Sixth avenue. John Jay Griffin, MJ Chas. Heizman. Treas. John J. Brogan, S. W. T r , ad l? y ’ Sec - Val Sdhaelder, J- W? k PACIFIC, No. 233, moots first and third Thurs days of each month, in the Tonic Room. Masonic Hall Sixth avenue and Twenty-third street. - TA * * „ John T. Lee, M. Henrv Lee. Treas. William J. Conway, S. W. James Hyde, Sec. William Irvine, J. W. vr Address. Ko. 869 Green are., Brooklyn. 1 « 516,. meets first and third TueSaaH? N. V.. corner of Sevenin avenue and Forty ninth street | , T . „ George W. Crigler, M. Charles Lehrltter, Treas. Wm. W. Seymour. S. W. •t> xt E - Winterbottom. J. W. / PERI EGP ASHLAR, No. 604, meets first and third Thursdays in the Doric Room, German Masonia Temple, Fifteenth street, east of Third avenue. / T m John C. Miller, M. . L. Greenbaum, Treas. Wm. L. Darmstadt, 8. W. S. Bibo, Sec. Chas. H. Jackson. J. W. ; & r PAR, No. 245, meets first and third n ednesday of each month, in lonic Room, German Ma» soniclemple, No. 220 East Fifteenth street. m Samuel Holmes, M. g_ eo _ r oe 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. in Uoric Room, Masonic Temple*. V V l -1 Wardwell, Treas. Lewis H. Ravmond, M. John J . Graham, Sec. James B. Taylor, S. W. am E te htb st - R icha dV. W. Dußois, J. W. 568, meets the first, third and filth 1 uenlay afternoons each mouth, at 1:30 P. M. at luscan Room, Masonic Temple. Visitors are always. v e L C . Oni p * m Bavid Agan, M. Martin I’apaL Treas Michael SchHg, 8. W. Lawrence O'Reilly. Sec. John E Mor«e J W STRICT OBSERVANCE, No. 94, meets ’ second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, at No. 953 Third avenue, corner Filty-seventh street. m Levi Gibb, M. James F. Bragg. Treas., s. D. Smith, S. 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 street*’ Ma ' onic I era P le > Sixth avenue and Theodore Reeves, Treas. Wm. Madara, M. Edgar Kirby, Sec. Wm. Helms, 8. 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, S. W. 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 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 T.oughrey, Tyler. 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. Koopman, 8. W. ’*• i 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 Bleeckel street (Dixon's Building). Irving Hazelton, M. R. B. Copt ins, Treas, John J. Kelley, S. W.. J. H. Malees, Seo. L. F. W. Seitert, J, W. CHAPTERS. ADELPHIC, No. 158, meets 2d and 4th Wed nesdays of each month, in Egyptian Room, Masonia T e “ pl ®- : . m RO. Benjamin, H. P. , J- V. Kirby, Treaa. R. G. Larsson, K. Wm. H. Innet, Sec., H. J. Emerson, Scribe. Res., 102 Sixth avenue. '■ AMERICUS CHAPTER, No. 215, meets thi Third Tuesday of each month, in the Egypti an Roo Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Wm. H. Adams, I teas. Oscar G. Ahlstrom H. P. Harry G. Kimber, Sec., James S. Fraser. K. 221 Easts2d street. Geo. W. Hallock, S. MANHATTAN CHAPTER, No. 184, meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, in: u Egyptian Rooms. Masonic Temple, 23d st. and 6th aw . F. O. Woodruff, Treas. William H Smith, H. 1. Frank Magee, Sec., S. M. Perkins, K. No. 2;tß Greenwich st. M. W. Goodyear, 8. WASHINGTON, NO. 212, meets in Qonvoca* tion the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, at 289 Bleecker street. j A. B. Haines, Treas. J. B Mockabee, H. P I H D. Seward. Sec. B. H. Dupigaac, K. 1 ' Address, 62 Jefierson Mkt. H -nry Weils, S. / OOMMANDERIEg. ADELPHIC, No. 59 (mounted), meets in cm« clave second Thursday of each month, at Masonic Tc<u pie, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Wm. Wallace. Walker, J. J. W. Sanford. Treas. J. O’Neil, G. W. H. Innet. Rec. V. Molt, C. G. CONSTANTINE, No. 48, assembles in stat'l conclave the fourth Tuesday of each month, at thc.r asylum, 130th stieet and Third ayenue. William H. De Graaf, G. A. M. Underhill, Treas. James Cocfcrane, G. J. I. Conklin, jr.. Recorder. C. P. Pierce, U. G. CvEUR DE LION, No. 28, assembles in con .'a vo Second Friday of each month, at Masonic Tcmpiv, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Wm. Otis Munroe. C. Edwin R. McCarty, Treas. Thomas B. Inness. G. Charles W. Sy, R c. Corelius Waydell, C. G. IVANHOE, No. 36, assembles in conclave tliircj. Friday each month, bank building, Fourteenth st ee& and Fourth avenue H. 8. Sanderson, E. C. E. C. Ha: wood, M '.G Joseph F. Waring, C. G, William 11. Peckham, Treas. William S. Hemmerig, Rec.,'No. 77 E. 86th street. PALESTINE, No. 18, assembles in conc'r.vo first and third Mondays of each month, at the a>j lain,. Masonic Hall, 23d street and Sixth avenuu. James W. Bowden, Coin. W. R. Carr, Treas Chas. H. Gillespie, Ge.i. C. S. Champlin, Rec. ( has. E. Uansing, C. G. ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE, (Four Bodies.) THE LODGE OF PERFECTION OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chambers, Masonic; Temple, on the first Tuesday of every month, at 8 P. Chas. S. Ward, D. M. Joseph B. Eakins, M. N. Ponce de Leon. Treas. Geo. W. Van Buskirk, S.W. i. Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., Geo. H. Fitzwllaon, J. W. ’ No. 100 Read t > street. . THE COUNCIL <sl’ PKINCES OF JEBUSA SALEM OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Conaistor; al- Chambers, Masonic Temple, on the third Saturday every month, at 8 P. M. E Porter Cooley, D. M. Stephen D. Affleck, M. Martin Kalb. Treas. George Wood, S. W. Wm. 8. Paterson, Sec., G. W. Van Buskirk, J. V. No. 100 Reade street. THE CHAPTEH OF ROSE CROIX OF NE YORK CITY meets at Consistorial-Chambers, Mason r Temple, on the fourth Saturdv of every month, at 3- j> m George W. Millar, M. G. W. Van Buskirk, Orator. Jamez McGee. 8 W. N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. John S. King, J. W. Win. S. Paterson, Sec.. No. 100 Reade street. THE CONSISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY, S. P- R S., meets at Consistorial Chambers. Masonic Temple, when specially convened. C. T. McClenachan, Com. Chwles H. Heyzer, Ist L. C. George W. Millar, 2d L. C. Joseph M. Levey, Treas. Wm. D. Garrison, M. Suite- 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 ple. Sixth ave. and 23d st, P. C. Benjamin T. I. M. John W. Coburn, Rec. Alex Butts, D M Royal E. Deane, Treas. J red Kanter, P. C. W. NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE. MECCA TEMPLE, A. A. 0., holds its sessions at Masonic Temple, New York city, on the feast day of pvptv Mohammedan month, of which due notice will be given. Walter M. Fleming, Grand Potentate. A. W. Peters, Chief Rabban. Philip C. Benjamin. Assistant Raboan. Charles H. Heyzer, High Priest. J °Wm h S' Recorder, No. 100 Reade sk BROOKLYN. COMMANDERIES. de WITT CLINTON, No. 27, meets in assem bly on the second, fourth, and fifth Tuesdays ot each month, at Nos. 87, W and 81 Broadway,. Brooklyn, ed Juan B. avci, U. T. J.‘ Scharfenberg, Tress.- Wm. H. S. T. Waterhouse, Rec. Geo - B - bUdin, G. G. ANCIEN’f ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE. aurora grata lodge of perfection. Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Brooklyn. Regular communications are held on the second Friday of each month at Nos. 38 and 40 Court street. OI eacn Wayland Trask, T. P., G. M. John W. Richardson. Deputy, Mark Mayer, Treas. E. D. Washbwm, 8. W. , ; G. H. Koenecke, See. Rev. Q. UubVarJi W « 0 ’8S» “£» . 3