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M.W. JOHN W. SIMONS, P. G. M., Editor.
Advertisements for the Masonic De
iabtment, to secure their insertion, must be
tent in by TWO O’CLOCK, P. M„ Friday.
’•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.
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
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
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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
’• Shall aula friends be forgot
Iu the days of auld lang syne
and parted in great glee and in peace and har
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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,
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
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
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
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,
ST. ELMO, NO. 57.
The following is but a brief history oi this
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,
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
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
It participated in the ceremonies of laying
the corner-stone of the new edifice of the
Church of the Evangel, at Greenpoint, in Sept.,
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
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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,
Masonic Jewelry a Specialty.
No. 31 PARK ROW, WORLD BUILDING (opp. Post Office)
NEW No. 2 CHATHAM SQUARE, above Worth street.
Grand Autumnal Excursion of Putnam ex
SWITCH BACK, in aid of
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.
On Credit.
Men’s Suits, - - $5 to S3O.
Boys’ Suits, - - $2 to sls.
Overcoats, - - - $3 to S3O.
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.
Henry <D. Hanies.
Nos. 8 JOHN ST. and 192 BROADWAY.
House . No. 181 East 127th st., cor. Lexington ave.,
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.
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.
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. /
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.
(Four Bodies.)
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. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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