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Advertisements for the Masonic De ’jArtment, to secure their insertion, must bo rent in by TWO O’CLOCK. P. M., Friday. FELLOW-CRAFT. The following ode appesre in » “ Masonic Directory” published by M. W. Bro. Henry Marsh, in 1826, As many of our younger brethren bsvo never seen it, we reproduce it lor their benefit: Thru Bcibscb first came to enlighten mankind, She soiiebt through the world for a home to her mind, Where Genius might lend h A r the aid of his fire, And Art with her generous efi'oria conspire. bhe landed at first on the hanks of the Nile; ’Then visited Tyrus, the sea-circled isle; la Greece she next traveled, but flad, in despair Of finding her favorite residence there. At length, half resolved to remount on her wiDff, She heard of the wisdom of,lsrael’s Kino; Then straight to Moriah she hied her away, And high on its summit recumbent she lay. King Solomon saw her reclined on the cliff. And sent the glad message to Hiram Abiff, Who fiew to the vision that beamed on his sight, And clasped to his bosom the Spirit of Light. She taught him the use of the Compass and Square, And how to erect the Column in air; She taught him to work with the Level and Line, And gave him the Corn and the Oil and the Wine, She led him by threes and by fives and by sevens, And showed him the pathway that leads to the Heavens, Where sits the Grand Master, who surely will know The Craft that have zealously served Him below. THE DEBT OF THE FRATERNITY. Serious indisposition at the time of the an nual communication of our Grand Lodge and for some time afterward, prevented us from noting the excellent work accomplished last year by the craft under the guiding hand of M. W. Bro. Lawrence, Grand AIL s ter. The money result of the year’s work is known, and considering the difficulties in the way and the general discouragement of the brethren as to the payment of the debt in this generation, it may be regarded as one of the marvels of our State Masonic history. Perhaps nothing contributed in a greater degree to this increase of enthusiasm than the Wide spread belief that the first mortgage bonds amounting to four hundred thousand dollars, at seven per cent, interest, could not be re deemed until maturity without the consent of the holders, which it was naturally supposed could not be obtained in the present state of interest bearing securities. It is now officially announced that in a test case before the County Judge, of Richmond county, it was decided that the bonds could be called in and, we presume, it not surrendered, interest would cease. This leaves the coast clear for tho united efforts ot the brethren to extinguish the debt in its entirety and to follow up the splendid work of last year till the task is fully accomplished. That the fraternity have been awakened to this possibility may be seen by reference to the very handsome gilt of Crescent Lodge, No. 402, re corded in another column of this issue, and as we are informed, likely to be emulated to a gratifying degree by others. Nor will this sacri fice bo entirely without compensation, for the payment will relieve the lodge of the fifty cent tax, aud at the rate of fifty dollars annually for each one hundred members, which will be saved, the amount of the gift or more properly loan, will eventually be covered back into the lodge treasury. i We venture a suggestion that the amount of the saving to be effected by present payment will more than pay the interest on a loan of one thousand dollars at four percent, in case,where the lodge funds are not equal to the required payment, so that there is still less excuse for » neglect to join in the effort and leave our prop erty free, and its revenues to be devoted to the ultimate purpose of the whole undertaking. For one, who after a life given to the work, had measurably lost hope of living to see the end, we rejoice with exceeding great joy at the prospect and feel our better days reviving with the response now being given to the Grand Master’s appeal. As the darkest hour is just before day, so it seems that the depression and discouragement of the past are giving way to the bright promise of the near future, and though we should be called away to-morrow, we shall sink to the everlasting sleep with the conviction that the thought and labor we have given the cause in its days of struggle will have their reward when the widow and orphan, the aged and helpless, will have a sure refuge against poverty and distress. God hasten the day. FROM “UNCLE JOHN.” Up in the Mountains, | November 2, 1886. f Lear Dispatch : This is the day for saving the country ; but New York is such a big place that it will probably be able to save itsel I ’, though which horse will prove the better mare is more than we can tell or caro about. We know the value of peace and quietness, and so long as they prevail we take our rations and smile serenely upon the outside world. This afternoon, Brownie and I took a walk to the polls, expecting to find the inspectors fast asleep, and the farmers sitting in their wagons discussing next year’s crops ; but, bless your old heart, every man was equal to halt a dozen weasels, and we witnessed, in the course of half an hour, four as pretty fights as you would wish to see. The progress of art—the manly art—has not been lost, even in these aesthetic regions ; and as my fingers began to itch for r “show in,” B. and I concluded to get back to our Lares and Penates, aud wait for the papers before coming out of the woods to hurrah—for the winning side, of course. The other day, friend Stockbridge invited us to visit his hostelry at Summit Lake for a fish ing bout. Boats, tackle, bait and lunch were provided with a generous hand, and we rowed out on the lake; and after Brownie had ex hibited his skill in preparing the lines and ad justing the bait, we fell to work; but after an hour or two we discovered that fishing is one thing and catching them another. Mentioning this subsequently to our host over a cup of coffee, he remarked, incidentally, that the sea son generally ended about the first of October, but he thought, perhaps, on account of the wet weather last week, the fish might have put off going into Winters quarters on account of the dampness. Beside, fresh water fish at this time of the year are no good. We returned home silently, but with a determination to clean out that lake next Summer. We have an invitation to another lake for next week; but with our present experienee we think of compromising by letting Brownie— who is enthusiastic on fishing, although still an invalid—take our place, and fining him if he comes back empty-handed. The natives here are, as might be expected, somewhat unsophisticated, and I was not sur prised when asked for an explanation of “brown tea,’’ as named in a former letter; but when I received a communication from New York propounding the same question and wish ing to know if it was English breakfast or Sou chong or coffee, I confess to rolling on the office lounge and indulging in a double, back-action, stem-winding guffaw. I hereby refer my corre spondent to “Notes and Queries ” or “Odds and Ends ”of the Dispatch. If they fail I shall leel that the schoolmaster is on his travels, in deed. Which reminds me that I saw in the Dispatch a week or so ago a question as to how to make new lace take on the yellow tint of age. Tho editor, being a bachelor, could not, of course, answer the lady querist. Dip it in coffee, dear, and you will catch the desired tint without difficulty. Such is the result oi having a wife around the house to keep off creditors and answer difficult questions. This is a prohibition town, and is marked by -extreme sobriety; but I saw an individual who pointed out a place near by where he said he had killed thirty-seven rattlesnakes in one day. Being a lover of truth personally, it would have been out of place for me to remark, “I am something of a liar myself;” but still I wished I had bepn possessed of one of those cards to that effect. Perhaps Captain Joe Eakins will send me a couple. y/ g Lodge of Perfection of New York City.—Saturday evening has been set apart as the regular meeting thia mouth, the regular meeting having fallen upon election ni-dit Thti Seventh Degree will be con erred in a° manner i never before placed before toe brethren The ' ajmpopium will take place at JO.-30 P. M ’ ■ CRESCENT LODGE NO. 402. One of the most interesting Masonic events of the season was the regular communication of this lodge, held Thursday evening, October 28, at the Masonic Temple, this city, Worshipful Master E B Harper in the East. Crescent Lodge received and entertained some six hundred guests, with many distin guished Masons. Among those present were : Frank R. Lawrence, Grand Master ; Jesse B. Anthony, Past Grand Master; John W. Boyd, Grand Treasurer; E. M. L. Ehlers, Grand Secretary ; William D. Nichole, Trustee ; E. A. George intemann, D.D.; John F. Colline, D.D., 4th District; Joseph J. Little, D.D., 6th District: Isaac B. Noxon, P.D.D., Sing Sing, N.Y.; Har key Jacques, Grand Sen. I).; CyrusO. Hubbell, P.D.D. ; A. P. Kerley, P. M. Catskill Lodge, No. 468 ; Theo. J. Heller, M. of Dallas Lodge 396, Easton, Pa.; W. H. Townsend, P« -M. St. John s Lodge, No. 4, Hartffird, Conn. Other visitors were: W. Bro. Gibbs, officers and seventy-five brethren of Hudson Biver Lodge, No. 607, of Newburg, and the officers and fifty-five brethren ot Westchester Lodge, No. 180, of Sing Sing. The visiting brethren were received in the lodge with due honors and with the grace and dignity familiar to those who know Crescent Lodge. Bro. Harper handed to Most Worshipful Frank R. Lawrence, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York, a check for $1,308 as the contribution from Crescent Lodge to the Hall and Assembly Fund, which was more than this lodge’s proportion of the debt on the Temple. In receiving this, the Grand Master made an eloquent and touching address, highly compli menting the brethren of this lodge. After this, four iellow-crafts were raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason, in full and ancient form. When the lodge closed over three hundred brethren repaired to the banquet room, where an elegant collation awaited them. Toasts were proposed by W. E. B. Harper and responded to by W. Brother Scott, of Hudson River Lodge, No. 607, a worshipful brother from Westchester Lodge, No. 180, R. W. Harkov Jacques, Grand lodge of Nova Scotia ; R. W. William D. Nichols, E. A. George Intemann. Grand Lodge o-f New York, and others. The joyful assembly sang “ Auld Lang Syne,” and separated in the small hours ot the early morning. CORINTHIAN LODGE, NO. 488. The unvailing of the Statue of Liberty and the inclement weather of the th of last month, did not prevent Corinthian Lodge from having a large attendance and a splendid meeting ; but the report that the venerable and highly es teemed Treasurer of the lodge, Brother George Stone, had but a few days before met with the severe accident of fracturing his right 16g, did somewhat dampen the pleasure ot this very harmonious communication, Tho lodge had been summoned for the purpose of taking ac tion upon an edict issued by the Grand Master, M. W. Frank B. Lawrenpe, in reference to the Hall and Asylum Fund, and to the credit of the brethren of Corinthian Lodge it must be said that their action in that matter was a noble one. The motion that the lodge pay $6.00 for each of its 161 members, less the amount that had been raised by private subscription, was unanimously adopted, and the Secretary ordered to draw a warrant for the amount in favor of the Trustees of the Hall and Asylum Fund. The full quota of Corinthian Lodge was $966. R. W. Bro. Geo. W. Cregier, D. D. Grand Master of the Seventh Masonic District, paid an official visit to tho lodge on this occasion, and in an elo jueut and highly appropriate address on behalf of the Grand Master, thanked tho brethren of Corin thian, and complimented the lodge upon the good feeling that existed among its members. The Third Degree was conferred by W. Bro. Oscar G. Ahlstrom, the popular Master, ably assisted by Bros. Fred K. Van Court, Thomas Bonner, George F. Thornton, Thomas Evans, Peter Young and Thomas Jarret, ot Corinthian Lodge, and W. Bro. Richard Koch, ot Veritas Lodge, No. 734. W. Bro. Anson Ludwig, of Tecumseh Lodge, No. 487; W. Bro. Samuel Holmes, of Polar Star Lodge, No. 245; W. Bro. William McFaul, ot Copestone Lodge, No. 641; W. Bro. Edward J. Knauer, of Advance Lodge, No. 635, and W. Bro. W. J. L. Maxwell, ol Tem plar Lodge, No. 203. W. Bro. James Smiley, the genial Past Master of Corinthian, well known in a Masonic circles as an earnest and im pressive worker, officiated throughout the de gree as Senior Deacon, and the Coast ot Joppa was well guarded by the original and only soa aring man, Bro. William 11. Nicholls. The his tory of the degree was delivered by R. W. Bm. Cregier, in a very elegant and instructive man ner, which was highly appreciated by all pres ent. At the close of tho lodge the brethren, un der the guidance of Bro. Alonzo M. Robertson, repaired to a neighboring hostelry, where an elegant symposium was partaken ot and an hour delightfully spent in social intercourse. At the next communication of the lodge, Thursday evening. Nov. 11th, at their rooms, Grand Onera House, Twenty-third street and Eighth avenue, the First Degree will be con ferred, and it is expected that the accomplished Junior Deacon, Bro. Thomas Evans, will offi ciate as Senior Deacon on that occasion. Breth ren of sister lodges always receive a hearty welcome in old Corinthian. Go early. RECOLLECTIONS OF ITALY. Some people think that they can take up their sack and step from one ’side of Switzer land to the other without any trouble. “Bou levard” used to think so, until be was brought io grief, alter his leaving the snowy alps. They don’t have any feeling lor the slumbering pas senger passing through the frontier of the Re public to the Kingdom ot Italy, as was plainly shown in tho case of the writer, which took place at Chiasso. This place is where all travel ers passing into Italy are subjected to a custom house examination. And it was here that a di ploma of the “L. H. A.” and “ Special Organ” played such an important part, and perhaps has been recorded in tho History of the Italian Kingdom. “Boulevard” had overslept the al lotted time given to passengers traveling through the above portion, and was properly brought to his senses at the pointoi the bayonet of an official, who is paid the sum of ten cents a day for his services. The customary question, “ Have you anything to declare,” was answered in the negative, but this did not avoid a first class inspection that would have done credit to a New York Inspector of Customs. My trunk, which the day before I had spent an hour to pack, was empied ot its contents, the lining of coats properly examined, a copy o tho Dispatch was carefully looked through, and no treason able matter having been discovered, all went well, until that small hand-bag came to light - how the ex-organ-grinder knew the weakness ot the American, and was rewarded for his pains by unearthing a box containing about a dozen packages of cigarettes, all the way from the land of liberty. The guard was immediately called out and the victim was escorted to tho chief (who, no doubt, at one time was the proprietor ot a pea nut stand in Crosby street) demanded m a stentorian voice the “object of my defrauding his majesty's government?” A consultation of officials followed, and “ Boulevard ” wasc on demned to bo searched. This was an affair of but a minute, when the above chief laid hands upon a suspicious document, as he thought, but, to tho joy of myself, it was not. The paper was none other than the well known “L. H. A. and special order,” “signed by John W. Si mons ” and “ approved by Dan Sickles,” and “ duly inspected by E. R. Brown.” The num ber 12,795,421 was found correct; the several stamps (some of which came off “five fine cut ”) were properly investigated; the “ seal ” was found to be genuine, and off came the chief’s cap. Another hurried consultation; what was it? They had made a mistake, he is a diplomats “ Call out the guard.” “ Pre sent arms.” A profusion of apologies, bowing and scraping of feet, trunks quickly repacked, and more quickly returned to the cars, and “Boulevard” triumphantly escorted to the train withall the honors of a conporal’s guard. * * * * x » Genoa was reached in due 'time, and the man 1 of the Dispatch was bound to take in an Italian lodge. Here was a hitch, can speak about six words of the language, gbut cheek goes a great ways in Italy as well as New York. The Temple was found way up an alley, next door to a decayed church, and opposite a sec ond-hand junk shop. Dark and dirty were its stairs, aud the odor was something immense. Clouds of tobacco smoke were -nhalcd as one neared the top floor, yet this was the “ temple;” that on the top floor was, but the floor below was a sailors’ boarding house. But there was good luck, any how, as there was a lodge holding its communication, and two or three ancient New York apple-ven ders were attired in full dress, white cravats and all. This was a great relief, for with those ten words of English, together with my six o. Italian, they were able to convince themselves that they had no outsider to deal with, and fin ally opened the doors with a great flourish of strong pipes, instead of trumpets. It was not so bad after all, the boys did first-rate; they raised six fellowcrafts in about twenty minutes, and in a manner that would astonish a crack lodge of New Jersey. There was a splendid chance to see the teachings of Masonry demon strated ; here the peanut man, the sailor, the soldier, the dandy clerk, the pompous official, the man with an eye to busin. ss, the swell, the rentier, and, fortunately lor me, I discovered my hotel proprietor there -all these people were upon an equal footing, and no humbug about it, in fact, quite Democratic all around ; the location of their valley, its surroundings, Ac., had nothing to do with the sincerity of the brethren. The title of the lodge was Genoa, No. 3. If nothing happens, will drop in there again some of these days. Boulevard. Architect, No. 519.—This lodge will confer the Cd degree at. its next regular commu nication, Wednesday evening, 1( th iustant. R. W.Bro. Geo. W. Cregier, D.D.G.M., will pay an official visit and the lodge will take action on the payment ol tax to the Hall aud Asylum Fund. Brethren are cord-iallv invited. lion. Jacob A. Cantor, an “old Architect,” who has just been elected for the third time a member of assembly from this city, on this occasion will be congratulated by his fraters, as one of whose eminent successes they feel justly proud. Altair Cijapti it, No. 237.—At the next convocation of this chapter, to be held next Tuesday evening, most e cellent High 1 riest H. i: < ornetl ex; eels to confer the Mark Mas ter’s degree, in nil form, on two candidates, blende aous, v iaubaHan and Meeerole Avenues, Brooklyn, E.D. NEW YORK DISPATCH, NOVEMBER 7, 1886. ROYAL ARCH ITEMS. Wo cordially call tho attention of High Priests and secretaries and companions from everywhere to tnis column, aud respectfully invite them to send us notice of work on hand or any items of especial interest to Royal Arch Masons. Arouse ye craftsmen, the Ashler waits For the gauge, the lead, the plumb and the squate, There aro quarries of duty in which to work, They are opening here and everywhere. Chairs to be passed, from which to guide Brethren with lesser lights than we, Most excellent Master s work to do, Ere the temple of life completed be. Roads to travel, rugged and rough, Rubbish of error to clear away, But a rod and staff to comfort us And mauna to strengthen by the way. The book of the law for counsel and aid, The ark of his presence ever nigh ; While incense of prayer to his holy tame Rises like cmuds on a summer sky. Weary sojourners, humbly we Are threading out the life-!<ng nnrch, To find in the rest, of the land a >ove. The glorious light of the l ox ki Ar ch. ZERUBBABEL, NO. 147. The convocation of thia chanter—postponed from Thursday, “ Liberty Day’—was held on last Saturday evening, and the chapter lost nothing by the postponement. There was a full attendance of members and visitors. The Mark Degree waa conferred on three candi dates, M. E. Comp. Peter J. Shaw, the High Priest, presiding, assisted by a full and well trained corps ot officers, among whom we no ticed Comp. Henry Mellisb, one of the best posted P. S.’s in the city. M. E. Comp. Peter Verhoeven is Secretary, and what he does not know about the Secretary’s desk is not worth knowing. Ho was asked to recite his experi ence on liberty Day, but Peter blushed and was silent. We fear our handsome brother tried to get up a flirtation with the Goddess, and was repulsed by that much-feted lady. But let Comp. Verhoeve’u wait; his day is coming. In the meantime, lie does not neglect Zerub babel Chapter. There were present M. E. Comps. Payne, De Grusha, Ed. Adams and Collins, of Brooklyn, with many others. Due notice of next meeting will be given. Let us wander, as it were, in the richest and moat beautiful flower-gardens and inhale their delicious perfumes and take pleasure from time to time in culling these flowers—the growth oi the sunny South as well as the products ot the enow-clad North — tho slow cultivation but steady vegetation of the rock-bound East, as well as the rank and almost spontaneous out cropping ot the fertile prairies of the West, and intermingle them in a gorgeous bouquet, for presentation to our brethren and companions at home and abroad. Let us go among our companions and with them, to aid them and encourage them, and where we see a drooping, flower, let us moisten and refreshen it with our hearty sympathy and help to rebuild, and wherever we see good signs of strength and growth, let us re oice and recog nize it and encourage the workman. EMPIRE, NO. 170. On next Thursday, Empire will hold forth in strong force. A regular “field d«y ” has been arranged, the Mark, Past and M. E. degrees will be worked. The Mark degree will be con tarred by the Hon. Edwin Adams, and the Most Excellent Master’s degree will Le given by the Bev. John F. Steen. We have never had tho pleasure to witness the work of the reverend brother,-but are told that while he is a splendid worker in all the various degrees, in the Most Excellent Master’s he is said to be especially line. Wo shall take this opportunity and be present to see all the degrees con .erred. Empire Chapter opens wide its doors at every convocation, and receives with hearty, cord al •gree ing and true masonic welcome, all its visitors, and their name is legion. For next Thursday. 11th inst., a specially fine programme has been arranged, and the mem bers and visitors will en oy a rare intellectual treat. ,t is desired that all come early, as .he High Priest will open the chapter punctually at the stated hour. All are invited ; all are wel come. CRESCENT, No. 220. No less than fourteen applications for Admis sion were handed in at the last convocation of this chapter. This looks Eke business ; no idle dullards here. The H. P., M. E. Comp. William H. Barber, 1 ke a good general, infuses life and energy into tho workings of Crescent. On next Tuesday the Mark degree will be conferred, and companions of sister chapters are cordially invited to be present; they will always find a pleasant gathering and cordial greeting. PROGRESSIVE, No. 198. This chapter met last Friday, sth inst, and worked the Mark degree. If M. E. Comp. Car penter will send his “card” earlier, we will inform the numerous readers of the Dispatch in advance what he is going to do, and wo doubt not Progressive would he behefitted by it. We shall make an effort to cross the big bridge some evening soon, and look in upon tho com panions of this chapter. Thanks for invitation. STANDARD, No. 252. This chapter mot last Saturday, and a good number o' members and visitors assembled, in spite of the ra n. It shows that the work o standard Chapter and its well-known hospitality always d -au\ and companions will always find a hearty and sincere welcome in Stmdard. Next Saturday evening the Past and M. E. degrees will be conferred in full form, and companions are cordially invited to attend. “ THE LONE STAR STATE.” The Most Excellent Grand High Priest, of the Grand Chapter of Texas, in his annual address, proves the faith that he professes iu the follow ing most eloquent terms: Texas is an Empire in size, and nearly so in importance, with a development in her re sources almost beyond our Oomprehension. Peace and plenty reign throughout her domain. The Father of the Greater Mysteries has blessed us in many ways, for which we have to be thankful. All branches of her industries are being felt beyond her lines; her population of nearly two million souls, with the continued influx 61 im migration from every enlightened countrv, bringing with them wealth and intelligence,, be speaks lor us a great future at an early day. Even now, with her railways reaching out in every direction over cultivated lands, by them we are enabled to meet here upon the Tri-angu lar pavement in a low hours, that formerly re quired a considerable loss of time and a good deal of expense. Yet those chosen few who met annually bore the heat and burden with a won derful determination, traveling over rough and rugged roads, often endangering their liyes. Frcemasopry, “the watchword of civilization,” keeps pace with the growth and prosperity wherever found. The importance, then, th:.t our convocations each year should be con ducted with the more care, laying aside selfish motives and holding to time-honored princi ples, guarding the undermining influences, es pecially tho confounding it with associations of modern growth, however good they may be, whose organic laws are borrowed from us and changed to suit the masses, which, with their mutual benefit clauses, they succeed in swell ing their ranks to overflowing. In time they will have lived to claim anti )uity, or perish with the many that once existed and seemed to have a lasting foundation. Yet Masonry, with its purity and freedom, lives on, and will so continue to live until Time shall be no more. At the haE-yearly communication of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, of Eng land and W ales, and the C'oonx.s- and Pepe.- deticies ot the liritish. Crown, held at the Hol born Restaurant, London, on the Ist of Juno last, the General Board reported: “ The rela tions between the Grand Chapter of Quebec and this Grand Lodge remain in statu quo. These relations are, however, unhappily anected in no inconsiderable degree by the hostile action taken by the authorities in Quebec and by Grand Chapters of the United States against the United Grand Lodge and Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter oi England, ot which bodies all Mark Master Masons under this jurisdiction are members. While this Grand Lodge, in common with the other Supreme Bodies in Great Britain and Ireland, is unable to concur in the Ameri can theory of exclusive territorial jurisdiction, as contrary to ancient landmarks, and to his’ torical fact, it absolutely disclaims all right to interlore with the exclusive jurisdiction of the Grand Chapters of the United States. And as regards the Grand Chapter ot Quebec, it has every desire that some modus oivendi should be found by which au amicable arrangement ot the points tn dispute may be arrived Kt.—Masonic News. A consummation devoutedly to be wished. PACK—EDWIN—Oct. 23, 1883. at Trinity Church, New York, by the Rev. J. W. Hill, Charles V. Pace to Helen Priscilla Edwin, both of Pershore, Worces tershire, England. We are informed this is Bro. Pace, secretary of Charter Oak Lodge, and Ero. Bob De Grushe was best man. and Miss Helen Downs brides maid, and that tho party repaired to the house of the bride’s parents, on Park avenue, and had a good time. We admit all that, and advise the young wife to keep a sharp lookout on her hus band. These secretarys are a bad set, a very bad set. We have kno’wn several ot them, and most all have gone wrong. It is only a matter oi time. One, sad to say, has just been sent to Congress—was elected last Tuesday—and there is no knowing what may not become of some ol them. We suppose Miss Helen Downs is young, pretty, and winning, and how she mana ed to stand up with Bob De Grushe and see her friend marry Bro. Pace is a marvel to us. Wo would not stand up with either of them for any thing, unless it was at JSenninger’s. We congratulate the happy couple and wish them success in file and happiness unlimited. Chancellor Walworth Lodgs, No. 271.—At the next regular communication, which takes place on Wednesday evening, Nov. ,oth in the Austin room ot the Masonic Temple, the Third Degree will be conferred in lull costume. The famous twelve travelers, after their pro longed Summer vacation, will be on hand in force. R. W. Lro. Wright D. Pownall, the Mas ter, extends an invitation to brethren of sister lodges to be present. Vehu’as Lodge. No. 734, will meet on Tuesday evening next, Nov. 9, at 8 o’clock. W. Bro. Ahlstrom, of Corinthian ;_,odge. has kindly consented to officiate as senior deacon, and will deliver the Middle Chamber work in his usual brilliant manner. W. B. Koch fraternally invites the brethren o; Corinthian odge and all Masonic trien is to be present, and assures them a cordial welcome. TEMPLAR NOTES? ST. ELMO, NO. 57. The last conclave of the above commandery, located in Brooklyn, E. D., on Wednesday even ing, was well attended. E. Sir Valentine Ham mann, the Commander, courteously received representatives irom Manhattan, No. 31, ot New York ; Clinton, No. 14, of Brooklyn, and Mon roe, No. 12, • f Rochester. Among the fraters of St. Elmo were aspirants for Congress, the Mayoralty and the Assembly at the recent elec tion. The successful ones wore congratulated aud the defeated ones condoled. It was decided to invite i minent Grand Generalissimo Theo dore E. Haslehurst to the con. lave to be held December Ist, and install Sir Knight John H. Bonnington, Eminent Grand Warder eloct. On January sth, next E. Sir Knight John B. Hill, of Manhattan Commandery, will confer the Order of Malta, in the asylum of St. Limo, on a large number of Sir Knights from Now York and Brooklyn. The Red Cross degree will be conferred on the 17th inst. DEMOLAY NO. 12 (LOUISVILLE, KY). It is not known, perhaps, in this part of tho country what interest was felt in the display drill at St. Louis, during the recent meeting of the Grand Encampment. There were no prizes offered, but the drill by tho various well drilled bodies was to aid the cause ot charity in Mis souri. There is perhaps a stimulus in the pro spective capture ot first honors, whether the trophy be a s Iken banner of costly make, a diamond studded crown, or a wreath of ivy, and those who compete are put upon their metal to do their best. At this meeting, wisely we think, the prize business was dispensed with, but there was a rivalry, very commend able, between the several commanderies who entered the field. They all did well, and the comments oi those who witne.-ised the evolu tions were full of praise. Only one was cen sured, and that was for a mark ot discourtesy to their iraters of the other bodies, in marching across the field, with white trousers and swal low-tails, to a different musical cadence to tbe one used by the commandery drilling at the time. All were of one mind, that De Moiay No. 12, of Louisville, Ky., was tbe best drilled of any ol tho commanderies on the field. This commandery won tbe second prize at the prize drill in Chicago in 1880. In 1883 they went to San Francisco, and when they left they promised to bring back in triumph tbe first of the prizes offered at that memorable conclave, and they did it. If the drill they put up at San Franc azo was perfect, that at St. Louis was better still. The Globe-Democrat, of St. Louis, in comment ing upon the work of the various bodies, said, that never in any country, by any body o. Templars or military companies, was there such an exhibition ofskill as that displayed by De Moiay Commandery. The whole corps moved as one man. Their oblique movements, so'difficult of execution, were faultless. Not an error Was made. The drill was unsurpassed, and no ono ever saw a better disciplined or more thoroughly drilled body of men. This perfection comes only by practice, and proves the metal out of which De Moiay Commandery No. 12 is made. As the cry is Vica over the triumph of M. Bartholdi, so Vwa De Malay over the triumph at St. i ouis. Their glory heightens with every triennial. DAMASCUS, NO. 5, of Newark, N. J., was honored at its conclave on Thursday evening, October 2Sth, by the presence of V. E. Sir Edward W, Price, Deputy Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of the State of New Jersey, accompanied by E. Sirs Charles Slee, Grand Captain-General; Thomas Godson, Grand Prelate: Albert D. Win field, Grand Senior Warden; Ch udes Bechtel, Grand Recorder; Joseph W. E’uipor, Grand Sword Bearer; J. H. Much more, Grand War den, and other members of the Grand Com mandery. There were also present E. C. J. W. Farrand, and Past Commanders Tillon, Meeker and Sheppard, Generalissimo Chandler and Captain-General Demorest, ot St. John’s Com mandery, No. 9, of Elizabeth, and Sirs Lock wood, Healey, Hepp and others of Melita Com mandery, No. 13, K. T., of Paterson. The occa sion was the usual annual visitation for inspec tion, and called together a large number of the Sir Knights and their guests. After tho visitors had been properly received, and Knightly wel come courteously extended, and after letters of regret had been read from Past Grand Com mander Congdon, of Paterson, and from E. and Past E. Sirs of the sister jurisdiction of New York, E. C. Dingwell, assisted by associate offi cers, proceeded to confer the Order ot tho Tem ple upon a waiting postulant. The work, as rendered, was made so impress ive as to call for much favorable comment by tho many prominent Knights Templar present. Upon closing the c ommandery, the lines wore formed and tbe guests wero escorted to the commodious dining parlors ot W. F. Day A Bro., No. 899 Broad street, where tho company sat down to a sumptuous repast and partook of a menu of rare excellence served in the caterers' best style. After the substantiate and accom paniments had been disposed of, Em. Com. Dingwell proposed a number of toasts, which were responded to as follows: “ The Grand Commandery of New Jersey,” by Deputy Grand Commander Price; “Our Official Visitor,” by Granß Captain-General Slee; “ Fast Officers oi ihe (n and Commandery,” by Grand Recorder and Past Grand Commander Bechtel; “ Visit ing fraters from this and other jurisdictions,” by Rev. Edward F. Small, Past Excelient Pre late of the Grand Commandery of the State of Maine ; “ Past Officers of this and sister com manderies,” by Grand Warden Muchmore. ither toasts were proposed and responded to by E?. Sir Fulper, of Washington, N. J., and Past Eminent Sirs Godson and Hullfish, and Gener alissimo Rowe and Recorder Henry, of Damas cus Commandery, after which tbe banquet closed, the entire company joining in the old time melody, “Auld Lang Syne.”' GRAND COMMANDERY OF OHIO. Tbe following-named officers of the Grand Commandery of Ohio wero elected at its forty lourth annual conclave, held in the city of Akron, on the 14th and loth of October: La Fayette Lyttle, G. C.; Ferdinand H. Reh winkle, Dep. G. C.; Orestes A. B. Senter, G. G.; Lloyd W. Buckmaster, G. C.; La Fayette Van Cleve, G. P.; Calvin Halliday, G. S. W.; Hunt- : ngton Brown, G. J. W.; J. Burton Parsons, G. Ereae.; John N. Bell, G. Rec.; Henry Perkins, G. S. B.; William B. Mellisb, G. S. B.; William M. Meek, G. W.; Jaoob Randall, G. C. of G. Charters were granted St. Luke’s Command ery, No. 34, at Newark; Forest City Command ery, No. 40, at Cleveland, and Hamilton Com mandery, No. 41, at Hamilton. A dispensation was granted for a new commandery at Gallipo lis, to be turned Gallipolis Commandery; also or a new commandery at Salem, to be named Salem Commandery. PERSONAL. Bim. General Albert Pjke has long been known as a Freemason and man ot affairs, but h • has also kept up, during his long career, an important course ot literary studies. He pub lished a volume oi “ Hymns to the Gods’ in 1831, and later a volume of “ Prose Sketches and Looms. ’ He has beside edited a number ot legal works and done a vast amount ot liter ary work for the fraternity iu which he is so eminent, and to which his ripe scholarship has enabled him to contribute many papers ot value. During the past few years he has been engaged in translating the Rig \ eda, the Zend Avesta, and other works in the Aryan literature. The results of his labor aro seen *in seventeen handsomely bound • uurto volumes, standing on a shell in tho library of the Supreme Council at Washington. These volumes aro m manu script, written in an elegant manner upon fine paper. There is not a blot or an erasure irom ono end to the other, and the writing, done with a quill pen of the old-fashioned kind, is like copper-plate. We have been shown these volumes by Bro. General Pike, and admit we never have saen anything to equal them, in beauty and uniformity of penmanship. General Pike said he began his studies of Aryan litera ture with tho belief that he would find in it something that would throw light unon the mysteries of tho Scott sh Rite. In this," he ad mits, he had been disappointed. Tho symbol ism ol the Blue Lodge, however, he asserts, was derived from the Aryan mysteries, and is explained especially in the Zend Avesta.— Keystone, Bxo. C. O. Bingham, 32°, of Galveston, Texas, wo regret to learn, is suffering from indisposi tion at “The Tremont,” in the beagirt City. His many warm friends in New York extend* kindly sympathy and trust speedily, to re ceive intelligence oi his premanent convales ence. Bro. Theodore T. Gurney, one of the ablest, of Masonic writer in this country, lies very sick at his residence in Chicago. His recovery is doubtful. His promience in the jurisdiction oi Illinois is attested by tho lact that he hae been elected to preside over all tbe Grand bodies. Buo. George H. Raymond, Grand Lecturer will visit Rochester in January, to hold the annual convention for the exemplification of the standard work in the Twenty-socond Masonic District. Bro. George McGown, Grand Lecturer of the Grand Chapter, will bp at Olean November lith and 12th, and give the standard instruc tions in the Loyal Art in thoballot Olean Chap ter, No. 150. B io. Eltjaii H. Norton, a distinguished Mason of Toledo, is dead. He was Grand Cap tain-General of the Grand Commandery o. Ohio in 1879-80-81. The Boy al Order of Scotland.—The Provincial Grand Lodge assembled at Washing ton, D. C., on October 1 ,’-2ist inst. The follow ing officers were elected: Bros. Albert Pike, Provincial Grand Master; Josiah H. Drummond’ Deputy Provincial Grand Master; Henry Buist’ Senior Provincial Grand Warden; John L. Stet tinius, Junior Provincial Grand Warden; Wil liam Oscar Roorne, Provincial Grand Secretary; Robert M. C. Graham, Provincial Grand Treas urer. At tbe close of the session a Grand Ban quet was held at tho Riggs House. Bros. Chas. E. Meyer and William s. Roose are the Provin cial Grand stewards, and ot course the menu was just what it should have been. Copestone Lodge, No. 641.—The next regular communication of Copestone Lodge, No. 64), F. &A. M., will be held Wednesday evening, November 10, at eight o’clock, at (. or inthian room, Alasonic Temple, 23d Street and Sixth Avenue. Work, 3d degree. Greenpoint Lodge.—The first degree was ably co-nferred in Greenpoint Lodge at the communication hold last Thursday evening in Ala sonic Hall, Brooklyn, E.D. Dr. John E\ Valentine, the Worshipful Master in the East. THE LOST WORD. BY F. B. STEPHENSON, 32°. The initiated know that the name of Deity has a far-reaching influence in the ceremonies of the fraternity. This fact may serve as a guide for students and those who try to perfect the forms of the ritual when doubts arise as to tho meaning of terms. Why do we think that the “word ” is lost? Does this idea agree with the general drift of the symbolic ceremony? When wo see that the word now used is almost, if not quite, the same ns one in an ancient language having an appro priate meaning, well may we ask: Is the word really lost ? is it not possible that the explana tion given is wrong? May it not be that ignor ance or carelessness—the ‘'rubbish” of the spiritual temple—has covered over the original name, a name so full of divinest beauty to him whose eyes have been opened ? The cause of this misinterpretation seems to bo in taking the Hebrew tongue as the source of the word. What does the “word” mean? Tn the New Testament we read, “ In the beginning was the Word: and tho Word was with God; and the Word was God.” This was written in Greek, and the term that was translated “word” is logos, which means, also, “ thought,” “ intelli gence,” “ mind,” “wisdom.” Let us remember the scriptural phrase, “The Word was God,” and then compare the moaning there given with what is said of tho word in tho ritual I The so-called “lost word” is not lost, as the very meaning, the root meaning of the other word, traced to its Sanskit origin, may show. The ruins of the Temple (of Time) have hidden the true meaning for long ages; yet searchers after truth have gone not thrice only, at great risk, but many times, into the secret places, and have brought back knowledge by which we may give the word a sense that seems most true. If this be so, will “the council’ have wisdom to accept the “ long sought, now found ?” Those tamil ar with the higher degrees will see at once how, there, the meaning ot tho cor responding terms agree with the significance of this Sanskit word. These terms are various expressions for one idea; the Sanskit form is the great original of them all, so iar as written history tells us. It may be true that the “ typo” is lost, de scends into the dark valley; but by the power oiHim who is the Word, the typical personage is raised, and raised by means ot the symbol of another representative of the same power. The existence of so manv terms and forms of Jewish origin may be made clear by the his torical fact that during the Reformation in Fng land many people lived as nearly as possible according* to the laws of Moses, given in the Bible for the government of the children of Israel in Palestine. 'I he lodge ritual suffered, with othel\human institutions, by the introduction ol irrelevant phrases, forms and explanations. Everything in the lodge was considered to have a beginning, being and end, in the holy books of the He brews. Yet, the sun, moon and stars of tho ancient philosophers remained; the east, south and west still proclaimed the glory of the God of Nature. From a study of the central ideas of the ritual itself we may safely say that Masonry is not of Hebrew origin; and therefore the pres ence of a great many Jewish forms must seem a defect. The parts here meant as especially Jewish are not essential to the perlect form of the ritual. The plan of the institution is found in nature, spread open to the view of every observing eye. An institution of such wide boundaries should not draw from one language only, but cull fit and beautiful things from all, lor the improve ment and adornment of its various parts. In this way the very words will become, to the knowing ones, a history of its founding and growth. Thus the scholars of to-day are learning the history of the past by studying the language of different peoples, who have left scarcely any other trace, so destructive have been the ravages of time and of ignorant men. The Hebrew Temple forms are comparatively modern. The “ lion’s paw ”is far more ancient than the Lion of the tribe of Judah, in Palestine. Let us not look lor the meaning of the word in several Jewish terms only, and these terms, even, of doubtful sense ! There are other ancient tongues the words of which were used in mystic and sacred terms. Search truth, wherever to be found— On heathen or on holy ground 1 The “ word” the logos that “lighteth every one that cometh into the world” ot spirit, the world ot thought, is not lost. The mists ot thousands of years have hardly dimmed the living brightness of the old, old Sanskirt name. Across the swamps ot ignorance and superstition, across the wastes of moral and theological dark ness, it shines as a beacon light to our minds and hearts. Some may say that there is no record of the handing down of the grand true word. Let us not look with the eye ot the mole. Men should see afar with the eye of the mind. Not all the wisdom of the ages is found in books. The child does not write a detailed account of its early years. A prudent man does not write bis secret thoughts, lest the enemy use them. Rooted in the past, growing from and upon it, we have the present. And in this present the master workmen, the enlightened minds, are to prepare and lay out the work, for our day and for the years to come, so that incongruous and superfluous material shall not be left to mar the symmetry and beauty of the structure. The irame work of the “ Temple” is the God given type that nature spreads before us. In its alcoves we may see picture-lessons of human life as it struggles upward and onward. There we may rest and refresh ourselves from the heat and burden of the day; there, strengthen ed by prayerful thought, we may become better able to build aright our own moral house, and to help needy companions. Guided by the per fect trinity—The True, The Good, The Beauti ful let us go forward, over toward the Light, that, through the many-toned voices of Nature, tell us ol God, Our Father 1— Voice of Masonry. A MASONIC PARLIAMENTARIAN. BY BRO. ROB MORRIS. The Speaker of the New York Assembly, James W. Husted, was a Past Grand Master in the olden time, and in his day one of the best disciplinarians the Grand Lodge of New York ever had. When elected Speaker, he found himself in a placo where his former training seemed to be of little use. He hammered his desk until he broke various handles, fractured much ivory, and mutilated the mahogany before him to an alarming extent. Upon one occasion, the whole House was in a ferment over some inexplainable question of parliamentary usage, and the patience of Bro. Husted was quite worn. It occurred to him, instinctively, to tune the Alasonic notation. He rose solemnly and struck his desk with three distinct knocks 1 Naturally, every member who was a Freemason rose up. So many of them were there, that the other members naturally followed their example. Amidst the proloundest silence, the Speaker looked around as though about to communicate a piece of his will and pleasure, and then, with out uttering a word, gave one knock and sat down. The House seated itself with the pre cision of a thunder-clap. After that Bro. Husted found less difficulty in keeping order. A writer enlarges upon Speaker Husted’s use of the gavel, declaring that “he understands it as no one else does; as if he was born with one, or had a gavel given to him at the age when other babies get their rattles. He does not hammer with it, like a blacksmith with a sledge, as most men do who use gavels, but plays it like a musical instrument. Suppose Carlisle saw a man in the gallery with his bat on. He would have to talk about it, and order some flunkey to have it removed; but Gen. Husted knocks the offending hat off with his little ham mer. ‘ The gentleman in the gallery will un cover—Bang!’ be says, with a sudden, startling, desk shivering rap, at the end of a most au thoritatively toned sentence, that every man in the gallery puts his hand to his head, and the offender, finding his hat on, whisks it off, quick er, perhaps, than he ever did anything in his life. It is just so about a vote. Forty or fifty men might think a motion to adjourn was not carried, but they don’t think so if Husted says it is; bangs down bis mallet, and whirls out of his chair in one instant, or, if they do, what can they do about it; or suppose the* other thin': suppose Speaker Husted does not want to ad journ, and wants to give the opposition a little courage to bring a few more voters to their feet, or to call for a count—somehow he will make that felt in a stammering, uncertain trip of the hammer. Imagine the House in disorder just as the chaplain is about to pray. * Members will please take their seats’—Bang—(pause), Bang—(longer pause), Bang—and the House is as still as the tomb.”— Canadian Craftsman. Eurekv Lodge, No. 39, of Newark, N. J., has, for the past two communications, been very largely attended by members and visitors generally. The occasion which called so many together was the introduction of robes and cos tumes for the officers and floor workers in the conferring of the M. M. degree. These robes and c stumes, which were rich and very elegant in design and execution, were the result of the painstaking research and labor of Bro. P. M. James B. Small, and indicated that he was a true artist in this line, as well as a thoroughly posted and close observing student of the early customs and habits of the craft in the primitive days of its history. The robes and costumes were, of course, used in the second section of the degree, and tho work of that part of the de gree, which was well rendered, was made more impressive by their use. The robes worn by the Worshipful Master and Senior Warden were rich in purple velvet, gold, green and other col ored satins, ermine trimmed and elaborated almost to challenge descr.ption. The other robes and costumes (twenty-one o fleers and workers being engaged,) wore equally as well adapted to the several parts assigned them as the two above mentioned. Bro. Small was con gratulated on all sides, and has been so encour aged by his success that he has n w the inteii- ! tion ot embarking in the business ot supplying lodges of the craft, and other civic orgaui 'ac tions, with robes, costumes or regalia suitable to the requirements ot their rituals. “We learn from the D. D. G. M.,’ says the Rochester Democrat and. Chronic.<■ “that West Star Lodge, No. 413, at Varysbur ■ ’ Wyoming county, is the first in thodistrict to re ceive the grand secretary’s receipt tor having complied with the terms of li | nidation of its proportion of the indebtedness on tho Hall an I Asylum Fund. Other lodges in the district h ive voted to do the same thing, but have delayed: sending on tho money' to be entitled to the I credit-.” LAUREL CHAPTER, NO. 44, 0. E. S. We had the pleasure the other evening of visiting this flourishing body. There was a goodly number present, of members and visitors, and the same cordial welcome was accorded to all. The work of the Floral Ceremony was very im pressively done. There is a touching beauty in the flowers of the Autumn season. When nature is clothed in russet, and the leaves tali, nipped by the early frost, there is a loveliness about the chrysanthemum and dahlias, tho bright bloom ot the later months of the year, that is seen at no other season. The heart must be sordid indeed that is not touched by tho smiles of nature, as they are seen in the flowers. And in the Floral Ceremony there are many beautiful lessons taught, and each speaics forth the exquisite language of the flowers. Thus tho beautiful bouquet is formed of the blue violet, fragrant with the perfume of “ universal friendship and benevolence;” the yellow jessa mine, reflecting the rays ot the sun of plenty: the white lily clothed in purity «nd beauty, above tho glory of the king: the green sprig, bearing the never fading hope and immortality, and the red rose, blushing to a crimson zeal, and when complete the bouquet is a cluster of beautiful symbols. How any Master Mason could oppose the Or der of the Eastern Stir is a mystery. The whole teaching of the order is sublime, and as per formed in Laurel Chapter, with the graceful Worthy Matron and her associate officers in charge, appeals to all the nobler, purer and higher Impulses ol the heart. Sister Acker, the Worthy Matron; Sister Hays, the Associ ate Matron, and Sister West, the Condu tress, were all very happy in their several stations. After the conferring of the Floral Degree, at the request of the Past Worthy Grand Matron ot California, the Eastern Star was exemplified. The work, always well done, was even be ter on this occasion than ever before, and* received the loudest praise from the visitors, bister Douglass, from California, made a most beauti ful speech, complimenting, as thev deserved, the officers for the excellent rendition of the work. She spoke of the fact that the work, as performed in New York, differed materially from that ot Cali ornia. She a-so said that Master Masons had to petition the chapter and receive the degrees before they were allowed to visit, and to this we give our hearty consent The Eastern Star chapters are doing a good work, and while they are not Masonic, they are Masonic hand-maidens, that should receive the hearty support and sympathy of the sterner sex. The meeting was a pleasant one, and was en ■oyed by all who were for tun .te enough to teel the influence of the smiles of the beautiful sis terhood of Laurel. MASONIC CHARITY—WHAT IS IT? How few there are who seem to understand the meaning o: the words, “ Alason«c charity.” Some lodges have “ charity committees,” but Masonic charity is not and cannoi be confined to any committee. The young student in Masonry is taught tha “charity extends beyond the grave, through the boundless realms of eternity.”; Can any committee control that charity ? We think not The “ charity committee ” we consider, therefor, to be a misnomer. What s Alasonic charity ? It is not the mere giving of alms to the dis tressed, although it is the duty of a Mason to relieve distress wherever ho may find it; pro viding that in doing so, be does not injure any one having a prior or natural claim upon his bounty. Masonic charity is as much in the thought and word as in the act. There are many who give largely of their world’s goods, and yet have very little of that which should be understood by Masons as charity. Charity is Heaven-born, and teaches a Mason that he should regard another’s name and char acter as he would his own, and never be in dined to spread a scandal about him without at least giving him an opportunity to be heard in his own defense. All men are prone to err ; therefore, a truly charitable man will seek to warn another of his errors, not to spread abroad the report that would be likely to crush him be fore he has actually fallen. And this, perhaps, without the unfortunate person knowing that he had been accused Charity will cause a true Mason to visit the sick, bury the dead, and educate the orphan. These things may not require the expenditure of money on his part. Sympathy in distress and suffering often costs very little more than personal trouble and an expenditure of spare time. To watch by the bedside of the sick may be monotonous; but the truly charitable man will rarely hesitate to perform such a duty, even if he should not be on a “ charity commit tee.” The mantle of charity is expansive ; in fact, it has no limit. Its app’licat ou should be as ex tensive as from earth to Heaven, and it should be always at hand to cover the unfortunate. Then let Masons exercise true charity in all their thoughts, words and actions, and to love their neighbors as themselves.—Exchange. The now Masonic Temple in Cleve land, 0., is a credit to the fraterniey in that city. The several apartments are among the most commodious aud handsome of any that we have ever visited. LABOR EXCHANGE. A Master Mason in good standing wishes a situation as Janitor or Engineer for so e houses or flats. Best references as to honesty and sobriety • any party requiring the services ot ibis brother can le ceive further information from Martin Kolb, 550 E a-1 16th street. William H. Heathcoie, WATCHES, JEWELRY AN) DIAMONDS. Masonic Jewelry a Specialty. No. 31 PARK ROW, WORLD BUILDING (opp. Post Office) and NEW No. 2 CHATHAM SQUARE, above Worth street. DEETTISTIVSL DR. B. H. DUPTGNAC, No. 159 BOWERY, five doors above Broome s'reet. Forty-five years of active prac tice. Extracts. Inserts. and Fills Teeth without pain. A Specialty : Artificial Teeth, 54, $6, SB, $lO, and up. Repairing, 51. and up. Go d Killing, si, and up. Clean ing and beautifying na ural teeth, 50 cents, up. open Sundays and evenings. Lady Dentist in attendance. Clothing on Mt! WEEKLY OR MONTHLY PAYMEN IS TAKEN. Men’s Suits, - - $5 to S3O. Boys’ Suits, - - $2 to sls. Overcoats, - - - $3 to S3O Only Practical Credit Clothiers in the City. 26 FOURTH AVENUE, OPPOSITE COOPER INSTITUTE. OPEN EVENING S U N TIL 10. WARING & HUBBARD, NO. 22 FOURTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, PATRIARCHS' MILITANT and other Society Uniforms a specialty. COATS EMBLEMATICALLY TRIMMED, sl2 to S2O. CAPES, $8 to sl6. JAMES XiraEß, - ' MANUFACTURER OF KNIGHTS MASONIC, AND ALL KINDS OF SOCIETY GOODS, No. 133 GRAND STREET, CORNER OF CROSBY. Votary and commissioner JFOR .ILL, THE STATES, Henry C. Hanks. LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICES or BANKS A BANKS Nos. 3 JOHN ST. uni 192 BROADWAY. House . No. 131 Ea.‘t 127th st., cor. Lexington are., NEW YORK CITY. MASONIC DIRECTORY. NEvV lOllii. ACACIA, No. 327, moots first aud third Tuoa days, Clinton Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty third street and Sixth avenue. Adam G. Vail, M. George D. bauer, Tread. James D. Out water, S. W. Frank A. Hovey, Sec. Win. H. Ferre, J. W. ALUbJui/HIU, No. 348.—'l'ne reguiar communi- 1 cations are held on the first and Third Tuesdays bf each month, at 8 o’clock, P. M., m lonic Room, Masonic Tem- Sle. E. S. Inne., M. . H. Foote, Treas. w. W. Waki-r, S. W. Wm. H. Innet. Sec. W. E. Marrenner. J. W. uiiUo, Tso. 2/4.—Regular uumuiumcatioua of Arcturus Lodge are held at Miller’s Hall, No. 202 E. 86th st., S. E. cor. 3d avenue, on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Geo Campbell, M. Henry H. Dahnke, Treas. William Kurz, S. W. James All wood, Sec., John A. Paradise, J.W. No. 58 Sands st.. Brooklyn. BUNTING, Tso. 6jo, meets first and third Mon days ol each month, corner 124th street and Third av enue. Harlem. Harry C. Harney, M. Cyrus O. Hubbell, Treas. TheoJore A. Jasper. S. W. Z. T. Ben.-.on, Sec. Fred. M. Rindell, J. W. (J-tia*'WALWUivxii, av-. meets second and fourth Wednesdays ea h month, iu Au-tin and Commandery Room, Masonic Hall, 23d street aul Sixth avenue. Wright D. PownalL M. Geo. W. Millar, Treas., John W Je W. F. W. Herring, Sec., Andrew IL Kellogg, J. W. No. 841 Broadway, N. Y C 01 J abk3i'»jrsxj, Tso. 6±i, meets every second and ionrth 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. CURIN I'HiAN, 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. A’an Court, S. W. Geo. F. Thornton Pec. Thomas Bonner, J. W. CIILoJLNr, No. 402, meets second and fourth Th r-davs.in Austin R om Masonic T -mpie. Strangers in the city, aud others of the craf, are cordially invited. I Kdwarn B. Harper, M. Wm. 11. Francis Treas, Wm. J. Walker S. W. Jas. !!. Bai:cy, Sec, . F. 11. Wall, J. W. DiulGvi, No. 3 •, meets second and fourth Mon days of eacii month, in Composite Rooms. Masonic ’iemp e. Sixth avenue and 23d street. A.oritzN. Sil er t> , Treas. Aaron Morris, M. William R. Oldroyd, .sec , L Jacobson, S. W No. <>7 Cliarlt nst A. Crozier, J. W EMANUEL, Na. u>l, second and fourth Thur.-das each month. Koster Bial’s Hall, No 117 West Twenty-ih.rd street, Gustave Baum, M. I M. Lau.l, Treas. Jer.*. 11. Goldman, S. W. Leonard Le:sersohn, Sec. Edward F. Smith, J.W. | EN id ixu. 223, m.eoH the first and! third T;i sdnys o’ ea th o:o : ii, i.ram* Gp ra House j corner «m’ Eighth avenue and West T-' euiy-:hird street.’ • Joacph . ra freas. -ictin G. Hoffman, M. Joiri Foster, -tec . DeForrest Nichols, S. W. j K,:.5.. -o ? ■ rth are. Dr. Mole worth, J. W, GEORGE WASHINGTON, No. 285, meets first third and fifth Fridays o; eacn month, at Eastern Stai Hall, corner Seventh street and Third avenue. Adolphus D. Pape, M. A. H. Bradley, Treas. W. Pr Kent, S. w. Jared A. Timpson, Sec. Ralph Bogart, J. W. GIRARD, No. 631, meets first Friday in each month, Livingston Room, Ma -oulc Temple. Thos. P. Clench, Sec. 1 hos. W James. M Chas. Clark, Treas. F ter G. Arnott, S. W. Jonn Mead, J. W. INDEPENDENT, No. 185, meets first and thir<s Mondays of each month, at German Masonic Tempi* East Fifteenth street. C. B. Parker, M W. Lindemeyer, Treas. G. M. Johnson, 8 W E. R. Brown. Sec. C R. Trumbull, J. Wi LANE, No. 454.—Regular communications os Kane Lodge are held on the first, third and fifth Tuese days in Austin Room, Masonic Temple, _ Joseph J. Little, M. Chas. A. Whitney, Trea.q. Tho». E. Stewart, a Henry W. Penoyar, Sec. ( F Ulrich, J. AV. MONTGOMERY, No. 68, r in tha Dorifl Room, Masonic Temple, every i .i. aud third Mondav evenings, at 7:30 o’clock. x F. Q Woodruff, Treaa. W. P. Worstw. M. D. X F. W. McGowen, Sec., J. Wesley Smith, 8. W.. Box No. 68, Masonic Temp’e Th.»-> J Pardy, J. W. MUNN, No. IDO, meets on the second and iourth Thursday evenings, a, L - .ton Room, Mason ic Temple. J sepT Abraham, M. John Maguire, Treas, 1 nus. Maguire, S. W. Ezra B, Stock vi s. Fee. W E Harwood, J.W. MYSTIC TlE r No. 272, meets first, third and J. neR,Jn y*.' at eastern st r ..a,l. cor. Seventh street and Third avenue. Hr-irv G. Edwards, M. ( has. W Kattel. Treas. Henry C. Dougherty, 8. W. Goo. Smith, Jr., Sec. Jarnos P. Styles, J. W. ( i e -ce. 3> I Second av NATIONAL, No. 203, meets in Clinton room, Maso' jc Temple. 23d treet aud 6 li avenue, second and loin th Fridays each month. Dav id Newmark. M J. L. Voorhees. Treaa Hugh Hawthorn, S.W. B. Percival, Sec. Max Boremsky, J. W. Residence, No. 304 E. 85th street. NEW York, I\o. ,m • 1,8 tho second and lou th Tuesdays each n onth. Tuscan Room, Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth a enue. - - r.. „ . , n ;ohn Jay Griffin, M. , Cha-. Heizman, Treas. John J. Brogan, 8. W. • v.u Bradley, Sec. Vhl Schna der. J W. PACIFIC, No. 233, meets first and third Thurs-» days ot each month, in the lomo Room, Masonic HalL Sixth avenue and Twenty-tiuru street. « T » „ L - John T. Lee, Mj Henrv Lee. TreaA Wilßam J. Conway, & W. James Hyde, Sec. Willijun Irvine, J. W. T Address. No. 869 Groan sve., Brooklyn. PARK, No. 516, meets first and third Tuesdays, N. W. corner of Seventh avenu ■ J F<>;ty ninth stree?. , George W. Cregier, M. Charles Lehritter, Treas. Wm. W. Seymour, S. W. Sec - K - Winterbottom. J. W.' ' lERPEGT ASHLAR, No. 604, meets first and third Thursdays in tie i o ic loom German Masonid ■temple, Fifteenth street, ea>t of Third avenue. _ _ , John U Miller, M. L Greenbamn, Treas. Wm. L. Darmstadt, 8. W. 1 S. Bibo, Sec Chas. H. Jackson, J. W. J >IjAK bIAR, No. 245, moots first and third Wednesday of each month, in ionic Room, German Ma-s sonic Temple, No. 220 East Fifteenth street. * ~ _ Samuel Holmes, M. r George W. Moore, Treas. George A. Harkness, S rn’ Scc - V il: nm H Miller. Jr.. J.W/' Sl 4 CECILE, N’o. 568, meew tho first, third and filth Tuesday allern ..»ns ea • . mouth, at 1:30 P M at Juscan Room, Masoulc Tvmple. Visitors ar6 always welcome Bav j d H . Agan> M- Marc.n Papst, Treas . M.chael Schlig, 8. W. i Lawrence O’Reilly, Sec. John E. Morse, J. W. SI.iilCT OBSERVANCE, No. 34, moots firsts 7 third and fifth We ‘nosdays ■. pn month, at No 93» Third avenue, corner Fifty-so e..th street ’ J'ames F. Bragg, Treas. J .<. \ i Gibb, M. Jac son Bell, Sec., s d. Sm th, 8. W A-idress O •> i . Third av. Robert Kopn, J. ,w. . SYLVAN GROVE, No. 275, meets seuon I and fourth Tuesdays of each month ai eight o’clock, P M In Livingston Room, Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue and Twenty-third street. Theodore Reeves, Treas, Wm. Madara, M Edgar Kirby, Sec. Wm. Henns, S. W. For. Dept. N. Y. P. O. Wm. S. Merritt, J. W. TECUMSEH, No. 487, Iheeta first aud tbir/J Thursdays of each month, at Star Dall, Th*rd avenue and Seventh street. Wm. Kemble Hall, M. 7 James Stone, Treas. Joseph Hoffman, S. W. ! F. E. Davis, Sec., J. Theodore Tunstall, J. W, No. 207 East Nineteenth s reel. TEMELAR, No. 203, meets first, third and fiftli Friday evenings, at No. 161 sth av.. corner of 18th st. W. J. L. Maxwell. M., Georg« Banfleld, Treas. B<<> Broadway. - • James S. Stitt, Sec.. Robert Graham, S. W. 424 West 19fh. Beniamin More, J. W.- Thos. Loughrey, 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. P-M. John W. Sokel. sec. Dan C. SpringsteeJ. J. W. ' WASHINGTON, No. 21, meets ou the first amt third Tuesdays of each montn, at No. 289 Bleeckux street (Dixon’s Building). Irving Hazelton, M. R. B. Coppins, Treas. John J. Kelley, S. W J. H. Malees, Sec. L. F. W, Seifert, J, W. CHAPTERS. ADELPHIC, No. 158, meets 2d and 4th Wed nesdays of each month, in Egyptian Room, Masooia Temple. P. c. Beniamin, a F. J. V. Kirby, Treas. R. G. Larason, K. Wm. H. Innet, Sec., H. J. Emerson, Scrlbflt Res., 102 Sixth avenue. AMERICUS CHAPTER., No. 215, meets th® Third Tuesday of each month in the Egyptian Rooms, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Wm. 11. Adams, ireas. < scar G. Ahlstrcm H. P, Harry G. Kimber, Sec., J nies S. Fraser. K. 221 East. 52d street. Ceo. W. Hallock, S. MANHATTAN CHAPTER, No. 184, meets on the f.rsc and third Wednesdays ol each month, in the Egyptian Rooms, Masonic Temple, 23d st. and 6th ave. I. O. Woodruff, Treas. Witliam H Smith, H. P. Frank Magee, Sec., S M Perkins, K. N<>. 23b Greenwich st. M W. Goodyear, S. STANDARD CHAPTER, No. 252, meets first, third and fifth > a urday o each month, at Deckel Building. No. 33 Union Square. Jame; P. Clark, H. F., 524 East 141st street. R. J Black, K. A P. Lockwood, 8. W. W. Wood, Sec. WASHINGTON, NO. 212, meets in convoctu tion the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, afi 289 Bleecker street. A. B. Ha nes. Treas. J. B Mockabee, R. P H. D. Seward. Sec. B. H. Dupiguac, K. Address, 62 Jefierson Mkt. II nrv Wells, S. COMMAND b RIES. ADELPHIC, No. 59.(mounted), meets in coin clave second Thursday of eacii month, at Masonic Tem ple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Wm. Wallace. Walker, 0. J. W. Sanford. Treas. J. O’Neil, G. W. 11. Innet. Rec. V. Mott, C. G. CONSTANTINE, No. 48, assembles in stated conclave the fourth Tuesday m each month, at their asylum, 130th street aud Third avenu* 1 . William H. De Graaf, C. A. M. Underhill, Treas. W. g. Che t ;r. G. J. I. Conklin, Jr., Recorder. J H L: wrence, (’. G. CJEUR DE LION, No. 23, assembles in conclave second Friday of each m mtn. ai Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. V\ m. Otis Munroe, C. Edwin R. McCarty, Treas. ’’homai B. Inness, G. Charles W. Sy. R c. Core’, ius Way deli, C. G. IVANHOE, No. 36, assembles .n conclave third Friday each mouth, bank building, Fourteenth streel aud Fourth avenue H. 8. Sandeison, E. C. E. C. Hat wood, M. D., G Joseph F. Waring, C. G. William 11. Peckham, Treas. Will am S. Ilemmi g. Rec., No. 77 E. 86th street. PALESTINE, No. 18, assembles in conclave first and third Mondays of each month, at the asylum, Masonic Hall, 23d street and Sixth avenuu. James W. Bowden, Com. W. R. Carr, Treas Chas. H. Gillespie, Gen. C. S. Champlin, Rec. Chas. E. Lansing, 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. M. Chas. S. Ward, D. M. Joseph B. Eakins, M. N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. W. Van Buskirk, S.W. Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., Geo. H. Fitzwilson, J. W. No. 100 Read • street. . THE COUNCIL UP PIiMOES OF JERUSA SALEM OF NEW YORK CID meets at Consistorial Chambers. Masonic Temple, on the third Saturday ot every month, at 8 P. M. E. Porter Cooley, D. M. Stephen D. Affleck, M. Martin Kalb. Treas. George Wood. S. W. Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., G. W. Vau Buskirk, J. W. No. 100 Reade street. THE CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX OF NEW YORK CITY meets ai. Cons storial Chambers, Masonio Temple, on the fourth Saturday of every month, at * p. m. George W. Millar. M. G. W. Van Buskirk, Orator. Jamez McGee, S. W. N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. John S. King, J. W. Wm. S. Paterson, Sec.. No. 100 Reade street. THE CONSISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY, S. P. R. S., meets at Con.-istorial Chambers. Masonic Temple, when spi cially convened. C. T. McClenaclian, Com. Charles H. Heyzer, Ist L. C. George W. Millar, 2d L. C. Joseph M. Levey, Treas. Wm. D. Garrison, M. Stat® Wm. S. Paterson, Sec , No. 100 Reade street. COUNCILS, K. s. M. ADELPHIC COUNCIL, No. 7, R. and S. M.— The regular assemblies are h Id ou the first Saturday of each month, in tho Council Chamber, Masonic Tem» pie. Sixth ave. and 23d st. P C. Benjamin, T. L M. Joh : W. Coburn, Hee. Alex. Butts, D. M. Royal E Deane. Treas. Fred Ranter P. C. W. NOIMJ-S or TUX MY.SJLG BHLILNE. MECCA TEMPLE, A. A. 0., holds its sessions at, Ma o.iic Temple, Ne.v York city, on the feast day ot every Mohammedan month, of which due. notice will be given. Waiter M. Fleming, Grand Potentate. A. \V. Peters, Chief Kabban Philip C. Benjamin, Assistant Rabban. Charles H. Heyzer, High Priest. Joseph B. Fak ns. Director Win S. Paterson. Grand Recorder, No. lOOßeadest, LROOibixt coy MAN iERIES. BE WITT CLINTON, No. 27, meets in assem bly on the second, fourth, and fifth Tuesdays of each month, at Nos. 87, 89 aud 91 Broadway, Brooklyn. E D. J nan B. Arci, 0. T. J. Scharfenberg. Treas. Win. H. Bryant, G. 8. T. Waterhouse, Rec. Geo. B. Claflin, U. G. ' .A . ’ ’•■ I-11’1.811 RUE. AURORA GRATA LODGE OF PERFECTION. An tiont .’ccepted Scottish rate, Valley ot Brooklyn Regular commun cations are held - n the second Friday ot each month at Nos. 38 and .0 Court street. Wayland Tr tsk, T. p., G. M. John u . Richardson, Deputy. Mark Mayer, Treas. p. D. Washburn. S. W. G. H Koenecke, Sec. Rev. Warren 9. Huobard, J. W. No. 492 nean street. Anwi-.nt and Honokablb.— A great many ot tbo era t justly pride themselves on tho anc ent and honorable character ot Free masonry. Some ot thorn vainly try to solve tho problem whence this great institution came, and by whom originated. It is an evolution of the ages, ior in it we find conserved the great and immortal truths which have blessed men in all the past. We behold the light of the sun, and realize its blessed effects, but we must plow, and sow, and reap, or not fully enjoy them. So it is with Freemasonry. Its light must be a part of our lie. Its great principles must be cultivated in our souls and appear in all our conduct, or we will fail to enjoy our Ma sonic rights and privileges, and to per.orm our Masonic duties. The great work is Ldd on us of skillfully employing the great principles of . Freemasonry in Master- mlding lor eternity, and that is our gre.it concern. Not the past but the future is our.i to guard and improve, and for that purpose we must utilize every moment of the ever l.viug present. Voice of Masonry. Th :re are excuses which do not ex cuse . reasons that do not justify. For instance, when a broth' r declines to subscribe for a Masonic publication on the groun 1 that be “ h s no time'to read,” he is deciding the cas?, : H unconsciously perhaps, on a falsa issue, j ascribes a reason that is not a controlling one. He migh find time to read a magazine pub lished in the interes s of the fraternity, if only his desire were to peruse its pages. He has t n.e quite sufficient for the perusal of the daily paper, the religious and political journals that represent his faith and opinions, with the vari ous literature that enlists his attention. 1 heartily devoted to Freemasonry be will cer tainly be able to devote some minutes now and h-n to its periodicals, histories and reviews, 90th that he may better comprehend its princ * jlea and become acquainted with ite mov& f reemason’s * 3