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I M.W. JOHN W. SIMONS, P. G. M., Editor.
Advertisements Tor the Masonic De-
TAlitment, to secure their insertion, must be
104 in by TV 0 O’CLOCK. P. M„ Friday.
Thronsb all the world's completed years,
•The ever changing scene appears;
The clouds that overspread the sky,
Too railing tear that dims the eye,
Krings dreaded gloom, hides spires and domes,
Ent after clouds the sunshine comes.
Think not the gloom will always last.
The future will be as the past.
The clouds will quickly flee away,
Hevea! a bright and cheerful day,
*1 he Sunlight gleam on spires and domes,
For alter clouds the sunshine comes.
The longest night will have an end.
The fiercest storm its fury spend,
The clouds that overcast the sky,
Tire tailing tear that duns the eye,
When past reveals the heavenly domes,
For alter clouds the sunshine comes.
Then cheer, faint heart, bold in the fray,
Tounlieavenly Father's will obey,
Be patient, wait, your burdens bear,
A royal crown toil soon shall wear,
And soon behold co ostial domes,
For alter clouds the sunshine comas.
In conformity with the sentiment of General
Jsickson, anont dirty water, wo have refrained
from public comment on the late occurrences in
Prudence Lodge of this city. Knowing that all
-that could be done in the case would promptly
occur as soon as the proper formalities could
be observed, and it is now knownthat the char
ter has been recalled and the parties to the out
rage expelled. The Grand Lodge at its coming
session will undoubtedly extinguish the war
rant and confirm the expulsions, and so far aa
this particular case is in interest, nothing else
ean be done ; but we most earnestly protest
against the assumption that the whole frater
nity is to be blamed, or that the status of the
institution has been lowered, because of this
inexcusable falsity on the part of a few men.
No organi ation has yet been formed among
men, none ever will be this side of Heaven, in
which all the members will be found perfect or
in which something may not occur which the
great majority would not abhor and whom no
temptation would lead to approve. Like things
occur in all associations, even the church, yet it
can scarcely be held that they should cease their
labors because a black sheep has been discov
ered in the Hook; nor is there any need for the
brethren to lie awake at night in fear and trem
bling lest harm is to befall the craft in general
lor the villainous act of Prudence Lodge.
All experience goes to show that while all
wrong does not so promptly meet its reward as
in this case, nevertheless "the way of the
transgressor is hard,” and sooner or later
right and justice and truth will prevail.
Out of the nettle—danger, it is now for its to
pluck the flower of safety, by a more careful
scrutiny of the character and occupations of
those who apply for admission to our lodges.
Had the membership of Prudence Lodge been
fairly attentive to this most important part of
their duty, the scamps who organized the
raid wojild have been thwarted at the very
beginning of their operations and punished
too, for the attempt, bat we incline to the opin
ion that a majority knew nothing of the matter
till it was completed. This, then, should be the
first lesson ior the brethren to lay to heart, that
each in bis sphere is a custodian of the general
welfare and that his neglect or ■ carelessness
may contribute to the admission of improper
persons, who he would not recognize on the
street, much less within the craft Many lodges
have a regulation which requires the names of
candidates to be promptly sent to each member,
and this on the ground that a lodge should take
less pride in number than in the individual
worth of its members. This is a wholesome
rule, and should be universally adopted as one
more safeguard to be added to those already
existing to keep our skirts clear of unworthy
persons in the first place and, in the second, of
those who being admitted will be neither “Fish,
flesh nor good red herring,” so far as active
participation in the duties of the brotherhood
or the welfare of their particular lodge is con
There is one more thing very essentially em
phasized by the occurrence under considera
tion, and that is that in this Metropolitan dis
trict, formed of New York and Brooklyn, with a
population of over two millions, there is no
room lor any more lodges, that convenience of
dwelling nor any other possible reason ought to
or should be allowed a feather’s weight in the
balance against an emphatic refusal to grant
the authority for the increase.
Our conclusion of the whole matter Is that
while the action of such of the members of
Prudence Lodge as participated in the recent
enormity is greatly to be deplored, still if it
leads to greater care m the future, it will be
like the seed that is buried in the earth that
from it may spring the flowers or fruit of amore
beautiful growth,
A number of our eminent and earnest Masons
have arranged to give a concert and lecture at
Chickering Hall, on the 21,th April, ior the bene
fit ol a Southern lamily who Lave appealed for
help, in order to aid them in obtaining future
permanent support. The occasion is one calling
lor practical charity, and tho appeal will not be
Unanswered. Messrs. Chickering * Son’s
voluntarily offered their hall lor so deserving a
purpose, and Brother Chauncey M. L'epew will
speak on the occasion words of cheer and en
couragement to those who thus endeavor to help
A number of ladies, too, have become inter
ested, and are busily engaged in disposing of
the tickets. We trust those who will tie called
upon by these ladies will receive them gener
ously, and thereby show their appreciation of
so estimable a cause,
A permanent organization of tho Masters,
Wardens and officers of the Fourth Masonic
District was formed on last Saturday, at Dorio
Rooms, in the Temple. R. W«Bro. Collins was
elected chairman.
We are not informed of the precise object of
this new association, but if it is to meet and
have a good time generally, we doubt not that
it will be very successful, .'or tho Fourth Dis
trict does love to have a good time, and if they
form themselves into a committee on the whole
for that object, look out lor the train when the
bell rings.
The official visitation of the Grand Master
and his staff to the Third Masonic Dis
trict, at Historical Hall, in Brooklyn, last Friday
night, was a brilliant affair; but as it was too
late in the week lor us to give an account of it
in this issue, the details will appear next Sun
This lodge met last Monday evening, and tho
occasion was a very pleasant one. T here Were
several prominent brethren present, among
whom was Ven. Bro. Thomas Abbott, an old
veteran, who was the first Master of Independ
ent Lodge under, the present charter, and who
received a hearty greeting from the brethren
present. To-morrow evening, Starch 28, a dele
gation of brethren of Independent Lodge will
assemble at the Jersey City landing of the
Courtlandt street ferry and make a fraternal
vied to Hiram Lodge, which meets at Nos. 23-
25 Newark avenue, in Jersey City. A pleasant
time may be expected.
St. Cecile Lodge, No. 568, will con
fer the Third Degree on Tuesday next, at 1-30
P. M., in Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple, on five
F. C.’s. It is expected that several Grand
Lodge officers will be present and assist in the
work. As there is a large amount of talent in
this lodge (it being composed, in a great meas
ure, ol actors and musicians), visitors always
go away well pleased with the entertainment
provided them. They are always welcome.
Constittttion Lodge, No. 241, bad
spiite a surprise party, Tuesday night, in the
Shape of tho D. D. G. M. That "Old War
Horse,” W. Bro. Taylor, was equal to the occa
sion though, and conferred the Second Degree
in lull form, closing promptly at 10 o’clock.
Among those present we noticed Maxfield and
Wyckoff, ol Constitution: Burnham, of Excel
sior, and many others whose names we did not
Independent Lodse, No. 185.—The
brethren are requested to assemble at St
Luke's Church, Hudson street, near Grove,
this (Bunday) a ternoon, at two o’clock, tor the’
purpose of attending the funeral of onr late
brother, George M. Johnson. If desired, the
remains can be viewed at the residence, No. 1)1
Bedford street, before one o’clock P. M., as the
Casket will not be opened at the church.
The Wildiimsbubg Masonic Board
•f Relief have been tendered a literary and
musical entertainment by the " Hickox Enter
tainment Company.’ tor the benefit of the Wid
ows’and i rphuns’ Fund. It wit! be held at
the Masonic lemplo, corner of Grand and Have
meyer streets, Williamsburg, on Tuesday eve
ning, April 12th. lie will give further details
Ju our next issue.
“ Behold, how good amt how pleasant it*is for
brethren to dwell together in unity.”
When did you learn that lesson? or have you
learned it at all ? When was it first taught yoti
in your Masonic life ? At the very portals of
the lodge-room it met you. Although the first
words that greeted you when you sought Ma
sonic light, was the praise of harmony. Har
money is desirable —
"Perfect harmony Is a foretaste of bliss.”
Nothing is pleasanter in religion, in society,
in tho family, in every circle of life, than har
mony. It smooths down the roughness of na
ture. It makes all music sweet It binds heart
to heart. It fills with peace and beauty the
whole of life. It removes many—very many
unpleasant things in our intercourse with each
other. It is one half forbearance, the other
half love. It is forgiveness, helpfulness, cheer
fulness. Without it, nothing goes right. With
it, all is well. Without ft, the family is broken
up ; society suffers, sorrow and distress follow.
War, bloodshed, and all their accompanying
evils result from a lack of it. Brother is ar
rayed against brother, father against son.
Anarchy is but the absence of harmony. Dis
cord is born of hell, harmony of Heaven.
The universe is created in harmony. Each
part fits with an exact nicety, and all moves in
one beautiful, harmonious whole. The earth,
as it came from the hand of the Almighty, was
in perfect harmony. When God looked upon
what He’ had made He was pleased, and said "it
is good.” And so it was. Harmony was Na
ture’s law when the “ sone 01 morning sang
together.” It was good, until the first discord
ant note was hoard in Eden, when the serpent
hissed his temptation into the ears of our first
parents. Thon the beautiful harmony of crea
tion was disturbed, and ever since there have
been discords. The rose—sweet, blushing flow
er-painted in colors radiant and glorious, has
its thorn. The gentle breeze that wafts so softly
the perfume of Nature s luxuriant growth, is
sometimes aroused into a hurricane. The air,
made for man’s enjoyment, is filled with poison
ous odors. The body feels pain. Wherever
there is a want of harmony, destruction and dis
aster result. The sun, moon and stars keep
their places because of the harmony planted in
the universe by the Creator. When a star loses
its harmonious bearing in the celestial world, it
shoots from its sphere, tracks its way to de
struction, and sinks from sight forever. When
the earth loses its harmony with the rest of ere
ation it quakes to its centre. Thus, in Nature,
a loss of unity brings destruction.
What is true of harmony in nature is also
true in society, and it seems that nature would
teach us to avoid all discords. Do we learn the
lesson well ? Do we strive to live in peace with
all mankind ? Are we not all too ready to find
fault with each other—to impute wrong motives
and question the intentions of our fellows ?
And why ? All because we do not happen to
see things just exactly as our brother sees
them—“my way or none”—"rule or ruin.”
There is not that feeling of forbearance and de
sire for peace that should fill our hearts.
‘•’T.s death to me to bo at enmity;
I bate it, and desire all good men s love."
Do we? Think.
The lack ot harmony is often with ourselves.
The world’s .estimate of us is very different
from our estimate of ourselves. The world
sometimes judges harshly, but it is often cor
rect. We are biased in our judgment of our
selves, and it is often incorrect. We are ready
to excuse our actions, when we ought not. We
are as ready to cover onr faults as the world is
to point them out. A man has—we all have—
more good in him than the world gives him
credit for. Every one has lees good than he
thinks he has. There is much self-righteous
ness, very much self-conceit, in every heart.
This is the result of a lack of harmony. We
think, because everybody does not agree with
us, that
"The world’s out of joint,”
and the fault is with them, not with ns. We do
not practice the precept of Holy Writ, “ Let
each esteem others better than himself,” but
rather lose sight of it, and hoftl ourselves above
our fellows. We fail to follow the truly Masonic
teaching of “ Who can best work, and best
Harmony is two-fold in its benefits. It bene
fits ourselves as well as our fellows,
■•Like oiloroua zephyrs* grateful breath
Repays the flower that sweetness which it bor
Harmony must be genuine, lasting, kind ; not a
spirit of weak compromise, sacrificing principle
to expedients and abandon ng truths for the
sake of tying a love-knot of errors, but strong
from being in unison with what alone is true
and lasting—the will and word of God.
A beautiful example of this harmony is found
in the coral growth. Each polyp has its own
tentacles, mouth and stomach ; each is capable
of shrinking within its cell or seizing its prey ;
but here its individuality ends. It communi
cates with its neighbors by means ot membranes
and vessels, and the juices which it has in itself
are mad? to coptribute to the good oi the whole
community. Thus linked together by an indis
soluble chain, millions of individuals live to
gether in peace and harmony.
The lack of this harmony, that should be an
indissoluble chain, uniting' mankind into one
common brotherhood, often leads to unpleasant
things—as at present the feeling between our
English and Canadian brethren. There are two
institutions in the world, where no discordant
note should ever be hoard, the Church and Ma
sonry. OI the first Christians it was said, "Be
hold, how these Christians love one another.”
Oi the early Masons it could be said, “ Behold,
how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to
dwell together in unity.” Surely the brethren
who have felt that principle required such
harsh measures as a declaration of non-inter
course, have lost sight of this beautiful teach
ing of the fraternity. How can these brethren
road the lesson of the First Degree, the founda
tion of the fabric of Masonry, witbout being re
minded of the duty they owe to each other ?
There should be a oneness in the aims of both
England and Quebec —to show that in our fra
ternity, if no where else, there is peace and
harmony. It is more important to the order to
teach unity, than to settle petty differences that
do not affect the funrlamontal principles; espe
cially as both believe in the same doctrine. As
it looks just now, Quebec is enforcing the law
of retaliation, and England renewing the com
plaint of Quebec. England says keep within
your own territory. Quebec said this to En
gland in relation to Montreal lodges, and now
tho tables are turned and England save, let my
territory in Australia alone, your Grand Priory
has invaded our jurisdiction, and that is wrong.
If Quebec was wrong, England is wrong.
But what is the difference between these two
Grand Bodies? Roth are. claiming the same
principles, yet there is not harmony, ft comes
back to tbs sumo thought—we imagine our
selves treer from blame than our brothers.
On the day before the battle of Trafalgar,
Nelson took Collingwood and Rotherham, be
tween whom a bitter feeling existed, to a spot
wnere they could see the enemy’s fleet. “ Yon
der,” said Nelson, "are your enemies; shake
hands, and be good friends, like good English
The world looks on-many are our enemies;
“ shake hands and le good friends, like good
And as we began, so we close, " Behold, how
good and how pleasant it is for brethren to
dwell together in unity.” Jacques.
The reception and entertainment given by
thia gallant corps on Monday night last was a
grand success. There were several hundred
present, including the officers of the Grand Com
mandery and representatives from various
grand and subordinate commandenes through
out the country.
lonic Lodge, No. 486, will give an
entertainment, reception and package party on
Monday, April 11, at the German Masonic
Temple, East Fiiteenfh street. The Dis
patch is invited and given strictly in
charge to bring a package. Wonder
what it will be? We think “ (Jncla John”
should be made to aend a package of his self
churned butter, which no doubt would create
something of an admiration. We will report
whether our friends oi lonic enjoyed them
Lebanon Lodge, No. 195.—This lodge
will hold a special communication on Tuesday
evening, March 2ft, on which occasion Bro. Ed.
P. Day, of Greenwood Lodge, No. 569, Brook
lyn, will deliver his poem entitled, "Death of
Hiram, the Widow’s Son,” a legend of King Sol
omon’s Temple. This poem is said to be very
interesting and instructive, and is given without
any expense to the lodge, and brethren or sister
lodges are cordially and fraternally invited to
Worth Lodge, No 210, will meet to
morrow evening and confer the Third Degree
on a gentleman who is well known in Fulton
market and vicinity, and ns he is very popular
with all who know him, it is expected that there
will be a large attendance ol the brethren. Vis
itors may be sure_of a eordial reception.
Eastern Star Lodge, No 227.—The
Second Degree will be conferred here on next
Wednesday evening, With inst, when the
young Senior Deacon will shine forth in all his
glory. Visitors cordially invited.
Laeay I'l'Ti: Lodge, No. 64. - A r gular
communication o! lb's lodge will be held at
Tuscan I oom, Masonic TempM, to-morrow
evening, March 8:h. Visitors are cordiallv in
This lodge was clad in its festive raiment on
Friday, tho 18th inst., last; it being deemed
necessary in expectation of a large crowd of
visitors to change their regular for the larger
Austin Room, which indeed was filled to reple
tion. Tho object was twofold, the reception of
the Grand Master and'his associates of the
Grand Lodge, and the presentation of a new set
of Jewels and Staves as a compliment for the
Master, IV. Bro. Winch. The lodge haying dis
patched the routine business before it, B. W.
Bro. Little, the District Deputy of the Sixth
District, made his appearance, and was received
with a cordial and hearty Iraternal welcome, to
which he responded briefly and announced to
the brethren that the Grand Master had con
sented to visit Hiram Lodge. Next came the
announcement, and the following Grand Lodge
officers, It. W. Ehlers, G. Sec.; It. W. Andrews,
Commissioner Appeals; It. W. Harper, D. D. G.
M.; R. W. Bro. Pownall, Fifth District; R. W.
Collins, Fourth District; R. W. Carter, Grand
Librarian. AH these dignitaries were feelingly
received and honored.
The Grand Master’s approach was then
heralded and the R. W. Little escorted him
into the lodge room, where ho was addressed
by the Master in the most flattering terms and
in person conducted to the Oriental chair, from
where ho spoke to the brethren, telling them
how well they knew their interests by placing
the present Master again at the helm of this
lodge, and that “ the rushing desire” of making
great numbers of new members, in vogue now
in many lodges, was too prevalent; but that it
was not the great quantity but the right mate
rial which is desirable, and that his ideal was a
lodge consisting of fewer fhembere, but such
who have the true Masonic teachings Inculcated
and act in that brotherly and charitable way
which has made our fraternity glorious in the
hundreds ot years gone by. 'The Grand Mas
ter then received the lodge jewels on behalf of
the Master from B. W. Little, who defined the
career of the Master, W. B. Winch, from his
earliest steps in the fraternity to the time when
he first became the Master ten years ago, and
now being again called upon to shape the desti
nies of Hiram Lodge, which fact bore testi
mony that he was held in great veneration for
his former good work. W. B. Winch responded
and the brethren were given an opportunity to
inspect the set of jewels, which were as neat
and as handsome s.s could be possibly pro
duced. Aside from this gift, the Master, on a
previous occasion, had presented the lodge
with a new set of jewels of elaborate workman
In the throng of visitors and unaided by any
announcement, we noticed R. W. Bro. Peterkin,
11. W. Bro. Van Blaricom, of Albion ; W. Bro.
Black, of Lafayette; W. Bro. Hall, of Pyramid ;
W. B.ro. Burnham, Master of Excelsior ; Craig,
of Strict Observance ; John McClellan, Master
of Henry Clay ; P. M. Thomas, of Albion ; W.
D. Seymour, Master of Park ; W. B. Taylor, P.
M. of Crescent; Littenbnrg, P. M. of Zernbba
bel, and W. Bro. W. B. Frankel, Master of Darcy.
After the closing of the lodge the W. Master
invited the Grand Master. Grand Lodge Officers,
visitors and brethren, to step across the floor to
the banquet hall of the Temple, where Bro.
Samnel Terhune, the celebrated caterer, bad a
fine table sot, decorated with the choicest flow
ers and loaded down with an abundance of
fine delicacies, to which the guests did ample
justice. Deserving!? in this connection the Dis
patch cannot forego acknowledgments for per
sonal courtesies extended by our esteemed bro
ther, Jesse Martin. At an early hour the breth
ren separated, highly elated over the complete
success of the love feast T.
A grand concert, under the auspices and for
the benefit oi tho Hall and Asylum Fund of the
Masonic Temple, took place on Wednesday last.
The affair was without doubt a great success
financially, as well as in an artistic sense. In
the grand east every sent was occupied. The
stage part was decorated with beautiful Howers,
shrubs and ferns, and everything had a holiday
appearance. It W. Bro. Collins, the D. D. ot
Fourth District, introduced the, Grand Mas
ter, Most W. Bro. Lawrence, in a highly com
plimentary manner, eulogizing his extraordi
nary work in behalf of the extinguishing of the
Temple debt, and none in the craft could
or would have thought the accomplishment of
the feat could have been brought about by any
one, and be hoped that by the time the term of
the Grand Master expired every centot the debt
will be a thing of the past.
Ths Grand Master addressed himself mainly
to the ladies and the younger element present,
explaining to them the reason for such affairs,
and the money thus contributed is an act ol
charity toward the widow or fatherless chil
dren of Masons, or those themselves in their
old age. Most Wor. Bro. Lawrence was very
happy and distinct in his remarks, and earned
the applause he received upon retiring.
Then came the several parts of the pro
gramme. Each and every one of the talent did
exceedingly well. Madame Belle Cole sang ele
gantly, with a voice which could be heard to
advantage throughout the large hall. Miss Col
lins, in her recitations, carried the house away
with a storm ot applause, and indeed the young
lady, who, we were in ormed, is the accom
plished daughter of District Deputy Grand Mas
ter Collins, deserves special acknowledgment
for tho display ol her genial talent. The recita
tion by Charles H. Little, the performance on
the great organ, by Bro. Morgan, and the sing
ing by the Kenicott Male Quartette, received
duly deserving applause, and was, in each case,
encored. Praise is due lor the arrangement
and carrying out of this enjoyable and at tho
same time well paying entertainment, to the
Master, W. Bro. Carter, also W. Bro. freeman,
Bro. Hoagly, Jr., Bro. Kent, Bros. Sam. Stew
art ar.d Alphonse Phaneut. . We trust and wish
that other lodges who are trying the same ex
periment for the raising of funds; may be as
successful ae Mechanic Lodge.
The Grand Master, Most Wor. Br. Lawrence,
R. W. Bros. Bnrnham, Chief Commissioner oi
Appeals; It. W. Bros. Collins, D. D. G. M. Fourth
District, and the D. D. G. M., Bro. W. D. Pow
nall, visited this lodge on Monday, the 21st
mst., upon a special errand. National Lodge
not having tbo means for paying its quota from
its treasury, devised, through an advisory
committee, a plan by which they hoped to ac
complish this object. It was therefore resolved
to issue bonds, and if not quite successful in
this to secondly, give an entertainment lor the
raising of additional funds. To the latter Wor.
Bro. Herman, Master of Mt. Neboh, and W. B.
Frankel, Master of Darcy, who were also pres
ent, promise thoir hearty co-operation, in case
the lodge should avail itself 01 this iraternal
tender. The Grand Master spoke very kindly
and encouragingly to the limited number pres
ent, cheeringly told them that he has not yet
seen any lodge fail in its exertion in this direc
tion, and praised thoir laudable undertakings,
all of which will no doubt prove successlul. B.
W. Bro. Burnham spoke of the business side of
the question, the good result of saving the
lodge a considerable amount every year, and
the benefit accruing therefrom. So did R. W.
Bro. Pownall, the D. D. G. M., who in his fairly
modulated voice and with most assuring terms,
which touched every chord in the heart of any
doubting listener convinced the Master, W. B.
Newmark, and the members ot National, that
with a little work, personally and vigorously
applied, they must and will succeed, and we
observed the good result right then and three,
when two brothers stopped forward and depos
ited with the Secretary the double amount oi
thoir own share ot the debt.
We wish VV, Bro. Newmark success, and hope
soon to be able to report such as an accom
plished fact.
On Tuesday evening this lodge worked the
Entered Apprentice Degree, the candidate be
ing an old schoolmate ot 11. W. Bro. Theo. A.
Taylor, D. D. G. M., who conferred the degree.
It was a sight never to be forgotten to see the
B. W. Bro. greet the companion ot his youth
upon his first entrance into a Masonic lodge,
and it was undoubtedly very gratifying to the
candidate that lus old playmate was tho one
who was to give him his first instruction. The
apron was presented by B. W. Bro. E. W. Rich
ardson, Grand Senior Deacon, and the working
tools by W. Bro. John T. Palmer, ol Common
Commonwealth Lodge honored one of its old
est members, the lather of its present Master,
Felix Evans, by making him a life member.
This graceful act was done by the members of
the lodge to show the esteem in which they hold
Bro. Evans, and for bis untiring zeal in the
quarries ol Masonry. It is seldom that Com
monwealth Lodge confers thia honor on any
one, and only on those who have been tried and
not found wanting. Bro. Felix Evans is one ot
Among the distinguished craftsmen present
beside those mentioned above were It. W. Bros.
Jarnos M. Fuller and Fred. H. Wight, and W.
Bros. John W, Evans and G. F. E. Pearsalls, all
of Commonwealth: Schenck, ot Montauk; Hug
gins, of Joppa; Craig, of Fortitude; Walker and
Merritt; Davison, ot West Virginia; Bretz, ot St.
Johns; Perma and M. W. Bro. Murray, P. G. M.,
of Maine.
On Tnesday, March 2Sth, W. Bro. Henry C.
Cooper, of Benevolent Lodge, No. 28, will de
liver a lecture on "The Drama ol Death-
Founded on the Third Degree.” Commonwealth
Lodge cordially and fraternally invites the
brethren to be present on this occasion.
They call it “slim” attendance when there
are between ninety and a hundred members
present, inasmuch ae this lodge seldom h s less
than 125 and 150 on a Third degree night.
There were the First and Second degrees on
the bill list Wednesday, the 23d inst., but, ow
ing to the fact of one ot the candidates feeling
not well, the First was postponed, and the Sec
ond only worked, on three candidates. W. Bro.
Jenkins did his work nicely, and he now ranks,
alter his low months of active service, as one of
the most accomplished Masters of the Fifth
District. This lodge was honored by such dis
tinguished visitors tram oreign jurisdictions as
W. Bro. Andrew Ftne, Keystone Lodge, St.
Louis, Mo.; W. Bro. H. K. Brown, Union Dodge,
Connecticut; and from this city and Brooklyn,
W. Bio. Lackey, oi Crescent; It. W. Bros. A. B.
Price, of Howard, and John Stewart Gillen, of
Acanthus, Brooklyn ; and W. Bro. Menendez, of
La Universal. H. W. Bro. Pownall, the imme
diate Past Master of this lodge, was met by the
representative of this department ot the D;s-
TA.XfH, and cordially greeted. This brother
shows to his brethren ttr.fr not only the honor
of the Mnsiersbip, but his love for h.s lodge,
makes him a constant attendant thereon.
Since W. Bro. Oppenheimer was intrusted
with the gavel in this lodge, it has prospered;
last year, when our esteemed friend and W.
Bro. Ferd. Levy, the well-known coroner, pre
sided, he did so only in name, his many politi
cal duties preventing him from doing the jus
tice to his lodge which he no doubt meant do
ing. The rumored consolidation with another
lodge has now beoome an unnecessary meas
ure, inasmuch as everything there is life and
work under tho new regime.
Last Tnesday there was a good attendance
and the First Degree was conferred on three
candidates in an impressive manner. New can
didates and balloting for those that had been
previously proposed, as well as other matters,
occupied the attention ot the members until a
late hour; Wo would be remiss in our duty if
we did not grasp this opportunity to mention
tho ever smiling countenance of the Junior
Deacon, Bro. Bielefeld. His smile was conta
gious, and when entering until retiring we could
not help thinking of the good effect this ever
laughing lace of our good brother has upon the
There were present in the East W. Bros. Wal
ton, Master of Metropol tan; Fred Ilartenstoin,
Master ot City Lodge; Frankel, Master of Darcy,
and several of the Past Masters oi this lodge.
We cordially call the attention of High Trieste and See
retards and -companions from everywhere, to this col
umn, and rfespe'ctluUy and fraternally invito them to
send uh notice of work on hand, or any Items of especial
interest to Royal Arch Masons.
Seldom, indeed, has a more brilliant.array of
Royal Arch Masons been assembled together in
this city, than was seen on Wednesday night, tlie
Ifith inst,. in tbo Chapter rooms ot the Temple,
at Manhattan Chapter, No. 184, and the occasion
was a noteworthy one. Many of the grand
officers ot this State and of the Grand Chapter
of New Jersey were there, and the room was
crowded with High Priests and P. H. Priests,
in fact, almost every well known Boyal Arch
Mason in New York was there.
M. E. Comp. Wm. H. Smith, the High Priest,
opened the chapter promptly on time, and when
the Grand High Priest, M E. Comp. Wm.
Sherer, was announced and admitted, he was
received with all the honors due his exalted
station in the Royal craft. M. E. Comp. Smith
welcomed the distinguished visitor and politely
handed him the gavel with tbo reqnest to pre
side during the evening, which compliment
Comp. Sherer gracefully accepted. When all
was ready and every body on tiptoe ot expecta
tion, B. E. Wm. J. McDonald, Grand 0. of H.,
arose and said, as chairman of the committee
appointed at the recent convocation of the Grand
Chapter, he was ready to report, and handed
up a beautiful velvet case containing an elegant
and costly chronometer with chain and charm
attachments. Comp. Sherer thereupon called
up M. E. Comp. Huntington, and spoke sub
stantially as follows:
“ M. E. Sir, 1 am to-uight permitted to hand
you this token of esteem, love and respect,
which was prepared for yon, and is now placed
in your hands by me; but let it be remembered
that, by doing so, I represent fifteen thousand
loyal craftsmen, who to-night rejoice with me
in showing you their gratitude and love. In all
ages those who gained distinction were in some
way rewarded by thoir fellow-man. Only in
barbarous times the warrior was mostly held up.
He who could kill best was esteemed best. Evon
the Bomans bowed to their brutal gladiators,
who often wondered, when they were thus hon
ored lor whattbey thoughtof small consequence.
Later civilizittion brought about a change. The
man of science, the man ot thought, is the glad--
Sator of to-day, and he who can best serve his
fellow-man is best esteemed to-day. You, M. E.
Sir, have served the royal craft of New York lor
many years, and to-night, through me, return
to yon a slight token of tbeir es eem. May you
ever be reminded by this gift (that though it is
not a reward lor your services, it is merely to
show that your many services during all those
years have been appreciated by your brethren.”
It was a good address, and though evidently
not prepared, was delivered with much thought
and sincere feeling. Above are only a few sen
tences. M. E. Companion Huntington, the Past
Grand High Priest, in receiving the watch, said
a lew words of thanks in about the following
“I accept with profound gratitude the beau
tiful gilt which you have so kindly tendered me
from the Royal Craft of the State, accompanied
by words so approving and complimentary, and
I assure you aud my Royal Arch companions
th>4 this tribute, and this occasion, is one of the
most joyous of my whole life, and cannot fail to
make a deep and lasting impression in my heart,
coming as it does from the whole craft ol tho
State, and as a voluntary compliment. It I have
labored zealously in all the official positions they
have placed me, then this token, and such words
of approbation as you have kindly spoken for
them, repays me more than a thousand times : or
the time and labor I have devoted to their inter
est and wel'are. And when I look upon the
face of this beautiful time-piece, may I again
and again be enabled to recall to my recollec
tion this pleasant occasion, and may no con
tention or emulation arise whereby our link in
the chain connected with it may be broken,
but rather may that noble emulation be upper
most in ail our hearts, as to who can best work
and best agree. I assure you I shall endeavor
to preserve this as a precious treasure, as a me
mento of our past and present associations, in
behalf and under the exalting influence of our
most ancient order, to which time and opposi
tion iiave only added new lustre, and also as a
memento of esteemed regard.
“ To my companions here assembled I should
be doing an injustice if 1 did not, on this occa
sion, personally thank you, one and all, for the
many kindnesses you have so continually and
willingly bestowed upon me, and for all which 1
tender yon my heartlelt thanks. And now, M.
E. Sir, 1 thunk you, and through you the Boyal
Ar?b oraftof the State, with all my heart, though
in language inadequate to express my feelings
lor this magnificent and generous gilt.”
But this was not all. The Grand High Priest
of New Jersey, M. E. Comp. Charles Belcher,
Jr., then arose, and fastening his eagle eye
upon R. E. Comp. Frank Magee, the Grand
Representative ol New Jersey, said to him : "By
the unanimous wish of Manhattan Chapter, I
am requested to hand you this beautiful jewel
of a Past High Priest. To you it must be, in
deed, a priceless jewel, for it expresses to you
the love, tbo esteem and the high regard in
which you are held by your companions of Man
hattan Chapter, a body of Royal Arch Masons
who are proud to cal! you one of their own, and
on whose roll are many of the brightest Royal
Arch Masons in New York. Take it, and when
you wear it, be ever reminded of the solemn
duties of a High Priest,” Ao. R. E. Comp. Ma
gee replied in feeling terms, thanking the dis
tinguished companion for bis kind words and
the members of Manhattan Chapter for the
kindly feeling toward him, Ac. We regret ex
ceedingly that our space does not permit us to
give all that was said on that night, lor much of
it fully deserves to be perpetuated. But suffice
to say that Manhattan Chapter has a right to be
proud of the entire proceeding, and the M. E.
High Priest, genial Billy Smith, was wreathed
in smiles as he saw bow entirely successful the
evening’s programme was carried out. We give
below a partial list of all those who were fortu
nate enough to receive and accept an invitation
to this most en oyable gathering. It was an
honor to the Past Grand High i riest, Richard
H. Huntington, an honor to Frank Magee and
an honor to Manhattan Chapter, while it was
certainly a great pleasure to all who were pres
ent and participated in tbo exercises.
William! Sherer, G. H. P..
James E. Morrison, P. G. H. P,
B. H. Huntington, P. G. H. Iff
W. J. McDonald, G. C. o H.
Erskine H. Dickey, G. P. 8.
Ulysses Baker, It. A. C.
Philip M. Nast, Jr., M. Ist V.
E. M. L. Ehlers, G. Hep. of lowa.
E. Loewenstein, G. Bep. of Dakota.
F. Magee, G. Bep. of New Jersey.
Cicero Sims,
J. Aitcheson,
William Hall, Union, No, 180.
John Spence,
M. J. Ritchie,
E. Kinger, Standard.
William F. Costenbader, 1 Zetland Chapter.
David Reid, jH.P. “ "
Robert J. Dickie, De Witt Clinton Chapter,
' F. E. Davis, Empire Chapter, No. 170.
E, 8. Champlin, Hudson Chapter, Hudson,
New York.
8-D. Vxedenburg, Triune C hapter.
W. F. Livermore, Jerusalem Chapter, No. 8.
Wm. H. Richardson, Phxnix Chapter, No. 2.
Jarnos B. Lewis, Greenwood Chapter,
F. W. L. Severn, Corinthian Chapter.
E. P. Wilder, Ancient Chapter.
William H. Barber, Crescent Chapter.
Charles Belcher, Jr., G. H. P. of New Jersey.
Charles Bechtel, P. G. H. P. of New Jersey.
J. H. Durand, P. G. H. P. of Naw Jersey,
Leonard L. Grear, G. King.
John P. Cooper, G. Scribe.
Henry Vehslage, P. G. M. and G. C. of N. J.
Nathan V. Compton, G. P. S. of N. J.
J. irvin Lake, G. B. A. C. of'N. J.
Mil ton C. Dodd, G. M. of 3d Vail of N. J,
Obadiah V. Garnett, G. M. of 2d Vail of N. J.
F. M. Utter, H. P. of Union Chapter, No. 7,
of Newark, N. J.
B. F. Umboch, P. H. P. " ••
C. B. W estervelt, “ " ••
John E. Howe, " •' «<
R. M. Dawson, " “ "
L. G. Dawson, " " <«
Edward S. Kline, G. H. P, of Eagle Chapter,
No. 30, Phillipsburg, N. J.
John Eilenierg, rf. P. “ “ “
C. G. Broxmau, Enterprise, No. 2, Jersey City.
A ter closing, an elaborate banquet was par
taken 01, at which M. E. James E. Morrison,
I’astlGrand High 1 riest, presided, and eloquent
remarks were made by Past Grand Master
Henry Velislage, Charles Bechtel, P. G. H. P.
Huntington, M. E. James E. Morrison, William
Sherer aud many others.
The speeches were pleasantly interspersed
with singing, rec tations, piano solos, <• c., of
which particularly favorable mention should be
made ot i.ros. < <us Williams, John Quinn, Fair
brother and others. Comp. Richard B. Steirly,
of Leutalpba Chapter, New Jersey, presided at
the piano during the evening.
The whole proceedings, in and out of the
chapter, constitute a red letter day in the his
tory ol Manhattan Chapter, and we heartily and
sincerely congratulate all concerned upon the
entirely happy termination ot a.most successlul
affair. The inscription on tlie watch of M. E.
Comp. Huntingto.cis as tollows:
" 1 resented to Most Excellent Richard H.
Huntington, Past Grand High Priest, by the
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of tho
State of New York, ae an expression of the high
esteem io which he is hold by the Royal eraft,
and in grateful appreciation of his faithful and
successful services as our Grand High Priest,
from February, 18S(i, to February, ldß7.
“March 16, 1887.”
That on the jewel of Comp. Magoe recites his
many services to Manhattan Chapter, No. 184,
and is presented to the “Grand Representative
of New Jersey by Manhattan Chapter,” io.
On last Friday evening, 18th hist., Crescent
Chapter, No. 220, paid its promised fraternal
visit to Jerusalem, No. 8, and it was a very
pleasant and agreeable affair.
M. E. Comp. Livermore, High Priest of Jeru
salem, presided, and received the visiting com
panions from Crescent and other chapters. Of
candidates there were fourteen in all; eleven
were from Crescent, one from Hope, and two
from Jerusalem. The M. E. Master’s Degree
was conferred in fine style, and was greatly en
joyed by all.
Among the visitors were M. E. John Little,
High Priest of Hope; Dr. E. Ringer, of Stand
ard; W. H. Kennett, of Adytum; John H. Wood,
of Amity, and, of course, JI. E. Comp. Barber,
the live High Priest of Crescent, who, upon be
ing received and greeted by the companions of
Jerusalem, thanked them on behalf ot his own
chapter and those represented, and said that he
always enjoyed these fraternal visits, and as by
force of circumstances most of the chapters in
the city meet only once a mouth now, these
visits answer a double purpose and certainly
tend toward bringing the companions of the va
rious chapters into closer companionship,
which is of itself a true Masonic work. Every
body listened with the utmost attention, and
when the chapter closed the companions parted
only after the usual symposium. Jerusalem
promised to return this visit to Crescent in the
near future.
M. E. Comp. Edward P. Wilder, looked like a
veritable priest in his grand robes, as be sat in
the East of Ancient Chapter, on last Thursday
evening, 17th last In the aiternoon, the Past
and M. E. Master s Degree were conferred, and
in the evening the Royal Arch was worked in
full and Ancient form. Judge Jones as P. 8.,
and Cap Fowler, as is his custom, acted as gen
eral utility man, prompting first this one and
then that one, and seeing to everything and
rooms were crowded with companions,
among them M. E. Richard H. Huntington, Past
Grand High Priest; It. E. Philip M. Nast,
Grand Master of the First Vail; Frank Magee;
Paul Kies, of Corinthian; E. Potter Cooley, Dr.
Ringer, Wm. H. Barber, of Crescent; 11. B.
Clark, of Buffalo; John W. Coburn, of Triune;
A. J. Colby, of Constitution; W. A. Kennett,
Severn and Adams, M. E. Wm. H. Smith, of
Manhattan, and many more. The work was of
course faultlessly rendered, as all the officer. of
Ancient are well trained, and well posted in
the work. Alter close a hearty banquet was
enjoyed by all present, especially by the candi
dates, among whom was Marshal P. Wilder, the
celebrated humorist.
will work the Royal Arch Degree at their next
stated convocation, to be held at Adelphi Hall,
corner of Myrtle avenue and Adelphi street,
Brooklyn, on Monday evening, March 18th. It.
E. Comp. John B. Harris, of Brooklyn Chapter,
will confer the degree. M. E. Comp. Theodore
Thieler, the H. P., cordially extends an invita
tion to companions ot sister chapters to be pres
The High Priest of this chapter will deliver
the third of a course of interesting and instruct
ive lectures on the origin, development and his
tory of the Capitular Degrees. All Royal Arch
Masons who are desirous of knowing more of
It. A. Masonry than the ritual teaches or chap
ters generally communicate, or who have neither
the facilities nor the time to peruse and study
the classical works on Masonic history, are cor
dially invited to attend this convocation. They
may be assured of a fraternal reception by the
H. P. ae well as by the members of the chapter.
The next convocation will be held on Saturday
evening, April 2d, at eight o’clock, when also
either the M. M. Degree will be conferred or
the B. A. Degree exemplified. Everybody wel
SYLVAN, NO. 188.
On next Monday, 28th inst. (to-morrow) the
Past and M. E. Master Degrees will be conferred
here. We have never yet had an opportunity
to visit Sylvan since M. E. Comp. VYalgrove
wielded the gavel, but have it from a reliable
source that he handles the subject of the M. E.
Degree in fine style; hence we advise all who
can manage to get up to 130th street to-morrow
evening to do so, and they will receive a most
cordial greeting from all the members of Sylvan
Ridgewood, No. 263.—This chapter
is in a prosperous and flourishing condition un
der the management of M. E. Comp. Andrew B.
Martin, the H. P., and the efficient corps of offi
cers. At the last convocation the M. M. Degree
was conferred on three candidates, and on next
Friday, April 1, the same candidates will re
ceive the degrees ot P. M. and M. E. M. M. E.
Comp. Martin extends a cordial invitation to
Evening Stab, No. 225, will confer the
M. E. M. Degree on next Thursday evening.
M. E. Comp. John Laird, the H. P., requests us
to repeat the invitation to visitors, as published
in the Dispatch of last Sunday, and to assure
them of a hearty welcome.
i.ahor lvciiangi:.
A Mason in good standing desires to
, obtain employment as collector or solicitor, or any other
em ioyment he can find. M. P. PURDY, No. 204 East
Eighty-third street. .
Gas, 50c.; children’s teeth extracted, 25c.; sets on rub
ber plate, $O and upward; repairing, $1 and upward;
gold, platinum and silver fillings a specialty, $1 and up
ward; nelishing teeth, sc. Silver, platina and gold
plates bought. Open evenings and Sundays. Lady in
attend unce.
lodge Rooms To Let,
EASTERN STAR HALL, cor. 7th street and 3d avenue.
Inquire of 11. V. Sigler, Janitor and Tyler, any evening.
V iliinm H. Heathcote,
Masonic Jewelry a Specialty.
No. 31 PARK ROW, WORLD BUILDING (opp. Tost Office)
NEW No. 2 CHATHAM SQUARE, above Worth street,
Men’s Suits, - - $5 to S3O.
Boys’ Suits, - - s2to sls.
Overcoats, - - - $3 to S3O.
We are the Only Practical Credit Clothiers
in the City.
Wright’s Masonic Directory.
No. 19 Murray street, N. Y.
Ask your Tyler for it.
Henry C. Banks.
Noe. 3 JOHN ST. and 192 BROADWAY. ,
House. No. 131 Eaft 127th st., cor. Lexington ave..
other Society Uniforms a specialty.
CAFES. $8 to sl6. •
ACACIA, No. 327, moeta first and third Tues
days, Clinton Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third
street and Sixth avenue, Adam G. vail, M.
George D. Sauer, Treaa James D. Cutwater, 3. W.
iraux A Hovey, Sec. Wm. H, Ferro, J, w.
ADbAjPHIU, .No. 348.— inc regular commu
nications are held on the first and third Tuesdays of
each month, at B.o'clock, I*. M., in lonic Room, Masonic
Temple. Wm. Wallace Walker, M.
J. W. Sandford, Treas. H. J. Emerson, 8. W.
Wm H. Innet, Sec. R. H. Foote, J. W. <
AMERICUS, No. 535, meets first and third
Thursday eveninzs of each month, in Tuscan Room,
Malonic Temple, Sixth aveaue and Twenty-third st
Daniel T. Samson. Tie ts. James S. Fraser. M.
William R. Keiyea, sec., Samuel P.ekioid, 8. W.
No. 3 Willett st.. City. L. IL Decker, J. W.
ARCTURUS, No, 274.—Regular communi
cations of Arcturus Lodge are held at Miller’s Hall. No.
2u2 E. 86th st., S. E. cor. 3d ajenue. on the first aud
third Tuesdays oi each month. Chas. A. Stevens M.
Albion T. Stevens. Treas. Benj. F. Ferris, 8. w. ’
John J Becker, bee., Bernard W. Hough, J. W.
Residence, 1,233 3d avenue, city.
BUNTING, No. 655, meets first and third
Mondays of each month, corner 124th street and Third
avenue. Harlem. Theodore A. Jasper, M
Cyrus O. Hubbell, Treas. Geo. 1). Leech, 8. W
Z. T. Benson, Sec. Hubert Mullany, J. W.
CH Y, No. 408, meets first and third Wed
nesdays of each month, at No. 33 Union Square (Decker
11. P. Muller, Treas. Fred. Hartenstcin, M.
FrancisClery,-See., M. Dittenhoeier, 8. W
52 hast Both street. Simon Bower, J. w.
COPESTONE, No. 641, meets second and
lourth Wednesda s of each month, at Corinthian
Rooms, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third stres-t and ftixtb
avenue. Wm. Aio. aul, M.
Martin Kalb, Treas. W»u .). Mathews 8 \V
H. T. Gibson. Sec., Joseph J. Mvem J W
Residence, No. 203 West 48tb street.
CORIN THIAN, No, 488, meets second and
fourth Thursdays, at Grand Opera House, 23d street
and Bth avenue, at BP. M. Fred. K. Van Court, M.
Geo. Stone, Treas. Thomas Bonner, 8. W
Geo. F. Thornton, Sec. Alonzo M. Robertson, J.W.
CRESCENT, No. 402. meets second and
fourth Thursdays, in Austin Room. Masonic Temple.
Strangers in the city and others or the craft are cor
dially invited. Edward B. Harper, M.
Julius W. Krafft, Treas, F. H. Wall, 8. W.
Jas. H. Bailey, Sec. Chas. B. Pearse, J W.
DARCY, No. 187, meets second and fourth
Mondays of each month, at German Masonic Temple.
Fifteenth street, east of Third avenue.
„ , Max Frankel, M.
Berthold Lipman, Treaa Geo. W. Boskowitz, 8. W.
M. Kolasky, Sec Dr. A. M. Lesser, J, W.
Residence: 945 First avenue.
.DIRTGO, No. 30, meets second and fourth Mon
day h of each month, in Composite Rooms. Masonic
Temple. Sixth avenue and 23d street.
Moritz N. Sil'>ersteli>, Treas. Aaron Morris, M.
William R. Oldroyd. Sec., L. Jacobson, 8. W.
No. 67 Charlton st. A. Crozier. J. W
E ASTERN ST AR, No. 2 27, meets on the first,
third and fifth Wednesday of each month, on N. E
corner of Ibid avenue ami Seventh street.
E. Loewen>teln, Trcf>B. Samuel K. Johnson, M.
John H. Meyerholz, S c.. Joseph Frankfort, 8. W.
410 E. 791 h street. Van Wyck Crozier. J. W.
EMANUEL, No. 654, meets second and
fourth Thursdays each month, at Koster A Blal's Hall,
No 117 West Twenty-third street.
. Jere. H. Goldman M.
M. Laski, Treas. Henry H. Wilzln, S. W.
Leonard Leiser-ohn, Sec. Wm. M. Watson. J. W.
EVANGELIST, No. 600, meets first and
third Tuesdays of each month, at Masonic Temple,
Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue
tL N. Layman. M.
Mitchell Halliday, Treas. Wm. P. Mitchell, S. W.
Wm. J. Gamier, Sec. J. Oscar Morgan, J. W.
Address, 263 West 17th street.
GIRARD, No. 631| meets first Friday in each
month, Livingston Room, Masonic Temple.
Peter G. Arnott, M.
pms. P. Clench, Sec. E. 8. King. 8. W.
J. Blankenstein. Treas. U. L. Washburn, J. W.
No, 449, meets first and third Fri
days of each month, at Clinton Rooms, M isonic Tcm
pie, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.
- C. A. Winch, M.
J. E. Connor. Treas. G. H. Rudolph. S. W.
J. Farrell, .sec. F. J. Feeney. J. W.
INDEPENDENT, No. 185, meets first and
third Mondays of e ch month, at Gem an Masonic T< m
pie, EaM Fifteenth street. C. B. Parker, M.
W. Llndemeyer. Tr* as. . Geo. B. Hebard, J. W.
E. R. Brown, Sec., P. O. Box 3,551.
KANE, No. 454.—Regular communications
of Kane Lodge will be held on the ir 3 . third and fifth
Tuesdays in Austin Room, Masonic 1 cm >Je.
, T.minus E. Stewart, M.
. Chas. A. Whitney, Treas. Charles F. Ulrich, 8. W.
Henry W. Penoyar, Sec. Roll.n M Morgan, J. W.
LAFAYETTE LODGE, No. 64, meets sec
ond and fourth Mondays of each month, in Tuscan
Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and S.xth
F. Ackerman, Treas. Jas. P. Clark. M.
F. J. Milligan, Sec., David McKeiaey, S. W.
No. 73 East 124th st. Philip Bardons, J. W.
MONTGOMERY, No. 68, meets in the Doric
Room, Masonic Temple, every first and third Monday
evenings, at 7:30 o’clock. 3
v £ T J ea * w - p - M. a A
F. W. McGowen. Sec., J. Wesley Smith, S. W
Box Na 68, Masonic Temp’®. Thox J. Pardy, i. W.
MUNN, No. 19Q, meets on the second and
fourth Thursday evenings, at Livingston Room, Ma
spn c Temple. Jo eph /Ybraham, M
U. F. Huntemann, Treas. W. E. Harwood, 8. W.
Ezra B. Stock vis. sec. Jas. A. Delehey, J. W.
No. 413 West 18th street
NATIONAL, No. 209, meets in Clinton Room,
Masonic Temple, 23d street and 6th avenue, second and
lourth Fr.days each month. David Newmark, M.
J. L.Voorhees. Treas. Wm Schlesinger, S.W.
E. Percival sec., BenVanLeenwcn, J.W.
Residence, No. 304 E. 85th street.
NEW YORK, No. 330, meets the second
and lourth Tuesdays each month, Tuscan Room, Tem
ple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.
John J. Brogan. M.
W. M. Thomas, Treas. G. W. Anderson, R. W.
J. J. Fox, Sec. Win. B. Smith, J W.
PACIFIC, No. 233, meets first and third
Thursdays of each month, in the lonic Room, Masonic
Hall, sixth avenue and Twenty third street.
Francis MoMnlkin, Treas. William J. Lonway. 8. W.
James Hyde, Sec.. William Irvine, J. W.
Address, Na 839 Green ave., Brooklyn.
PARK, No. 516, meets first and third Tues
days, N. W. corner of Seventh avenue and Forty-ninth
street. William W. Seymour, M.
Charle- Lehritter. Treas. James Ferguson. SW.
Horatio Sands, Sec. John H. Bellas, J. W.
PERFECT ASHLAR, No. 604, meets first
and third Thursdays, in the Doric Room, German M.>-
sonic Temple, Fifteenth street, east of'third avenue.
, , Moren Greenbaum. M.
L. Greenbaum, Treaa Henry Wil non, 8. W.
S. Bibo. Sec. Henry Konig, J. W.
POLAR STAR, No. 245, meets first and third
Wednesdays of each months, in lonic Room, German
Masonic Temple, Na 220 Ewat Fifteenth street.
„ , , , George A. Harkness, M,
Guy Culgln, Treas. Wm. H. Miller, Jr. B.W.
W. S. Lightbody, Sec. B. A. Carlan, J. W.
first and third Thursdays in each month, at Composite
Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth
S. J. Brown, Treas. Moses Harlam, M.
Ed. Gottlieb. Sec., Chas. Rosenthal, S. W.
104 Second street, city. Asher Morris. J. W.
ST. CECILE, No. 568, meets the first, thirl'd
and fifth Tuesday afternoons each month, at 1:30 P.M.,
at Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple. Visitors are always
welcome. Myron A. Decker, M.
Martin Papst, Treas. John E. Morse, R. W.
Lawrence O’Reilly, Rec. Wm. H. Livingston, J. W.
first, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month, at No.
9 >3 Third avenue, corner of Fifty seventh street.
James F. Bragg, Treas. Sylvester D. Smith, M.
Jackson Bell, Sec.. Robert Kopp, 8. W.
Address, 1035 Third av. Wallace Duryea, J. W.
SYLVAN GROVE, No. 275, meets second
and fourth Tuesdays of each month, at eight o'clock, P.
Livingston Room, Masvnie Temple, Sixth avenue
and Twenty-third street.
Theodore Beeves, Treaa Wm. Helms, M.
Edgar Kirby. Sec. Chas. Davis. 8. W.
For. Dept. N. Y. P. 0. T. F. Russell. J. W.
VERITAS, No. 734, meets every second
and fourth Tuesdays, at Grand Opera House, 23d
street and Uh ave. James N. Johnston, M.
Richard Koch, Treas. Dan. C. Springs?eel, S. W.
P. M. John W. Sokel, See. Dunham Emery, J. W.
WASHING L’ON, No. 21, meets on the first
and third Tuesdays of each month, at No. 289 Bleecker
street (Dixon’s Building).
Jos Morrison, Treas, Irving Hazelton. M.
Jas. 8. Foote, Sec.. J. H. Malees, 8. W.
74 Broadway. H. J. Freeman, J. W.
WORTH, No. 210, meets second and fourth
Mondays of each month, in Doric Room, German Ma
sonic Temple, No. 220 East Fifteenth street.
. , T „ John J. Burchell, M.
Edward J. Fearon, Treas Thomas P. Holies, S. W
Geo. W. Connor. Sec., Elmer E. Fe stel, J. W.
Care of Fearon A Jenks, No. 158 South street.
ADELPHIC, No. 158, meets 2d and 4th
Wednesdays of each month, in Egyptian Room, Ma
sonic Temple. P. C. Benjamin, 11. p
J. V. Kirby, Treas. R. S. Larason. K.
Wm. H Innet, Sec.. 11. J. Em erbou, Scribe.
Res., 102 Sixth avenue.
AMERICUS, No. 215. moots the third
Tuesday of each month, in the Egyptian Rooms. Ma
sonic Temple, Twenty third street and Sixth avenue.
Wm. H. Adams, Tn as. Christopher Johnson, H. P.
Oscar G. Ahlstrom, Sec., Bernard A. Carlan, K.
162 William street. Fred. D. Clapp, S.
MANHATTAN, No. 184, meets first and
third Wednesdays of each month, at Masonic Temple
Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.
« zx — . Wra - fimlth. H. P,
F. Oscar Woodruff, Treas. Bam’l M. Perkins, K. .
Frank Magee. Bec„ Miles W. Goodyear, 8.
238 Greenwich street.
STANDARD, No. 252, meets first, third and
fifth Saturday of each month, at Decker Building. No
33 Union Square.
J. P. Clark. King. E. Ringer, H. P.
Wm. Stoil, Scribe. A. P. Lockwood, Sea,
K. J. Black, Treas. No. 719 Fifth st., city.
ADELPHIC, No. 59 (mounted), meets in con
clave second Thursday of each month, at Masonic Tem
ple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.
Wm. Wallace.Walkez 0.
J. W. Sanford, Treas. J. O’Neil, G.
W. H. Innet, Rec. V. Molt, C. G.
CONSTANTINE, No. 48, assembles in stated
conclave the lourth Tuesday of each month, at their
asylum, 130th street and Third avenue.
William B. De Graaf, C.
A. M. Underhill, Treas. W. L. Che ter, G.
J. I. Conklin, Jr., Recorder- J B. Lawrence, C. G.
C<EUB DE LION, No. 23, assembles in conclave
Second Friday of each month, at Masonic Temple,
Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.
Wm. Otis Munroe, C.
Edwin R. McCarty, Treas. Thoma l ; B. Inneas, G.
Charles W. Sy, Ri c* Corelius Way dell. C. G.
IVANHOE, No. 36, assembles in conclave third
Friday each month, bank building, Fourteenth street
and Fourth avenue 11. 8. Sanderson, E. C.
E. C. Haiwood, M. D., G
Joseph F. Waring, C. G,
William H. Peckham, Treas.
William 8. Hemming, 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.
(Four Bodies.)
YORK CITY, meets at Consistorial Chambers, Masonic
Temple, on the first Tuesday of every month, at 8 P. M.
G. H. Fitzwilson/D. M. .Joseph B. Eakins, M.
N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. Geo. W. Van Buskirk, 8. W.
Wm. 8. Paterson, Sec., Charles A. Benedict, J. W.
No. 100 Reade street.
SALEM OF NEW YORK CITY, meets at Consistorial
Chambers, Masome Temple, on the third Saturday of
every month, at BP. M.
E. Porter Cooley, D. M. Stephen D. Affleck, M.
Martin Kalb, Treas. George Wood. S. W.
Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., G. W. Van Buskirk, J. W.
No. 100 Reade street
NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chambers,
Masonic Temple, on the fourth-Saturday of every
month, at 8 P. M. James W. Bewden. M.
Charles A. Benedict, Orator. John 8. King, 8. W.
N. Ponce de Lecn, Treas. Thomas Moore, J. W.
Wm. 8. Paterson, Sec., Na 100 Reade street.
CITY, 8. P. R. 8.. meets at Consistorial Chambers, Ma
sonic Temnle. when specially convened.
Charles H. Heyzer, Ist L. U. C. T. McClenachan, Com.
Joseph M. Levey, Treas. Geo. W. Millar, 2d L. C.
Wm. S. Paterson. Sec., Wm. D. Garrison, M. 3.
No. 100 Reade st
MECCA TEMPLE, A. A. O.» holds its ses
sions at Masonic Temple, New York city, on the feast,
day of every Mohammedan month, of Which due notice
will be given. Walter M. Fleming, Grand Potentate.
A. W. Peters, Chief Kabban.
Philip U. Benjamin, Assistant Rabban.
Charles H. Heyzer, High Priest.
Joseph B. Eakins, Director.
Wm. 8. Paterson, Grand Recorder, No. 100 Read® st.
COMMONWEALTH, No. 409, meets every
Tuesday, at eight o'clock, at Commonwealth Hall, No.
817 Washington street, over the Brooklyn Post i-itice.
Theo. a. Taylor, Treas. John W. Evans, M.
E. J. Campbell, Sec., E. F. Gordon, S. W.
P. O. Box No, 161, Edwin Knowles, J.W.
NASSAU, No. 109, meets fij*st, third and
filth Wednesdays cl each month, at Masonic Hall,
301 and 3J6 Fulton street, Brooklyn.
P. Fred. Lenhart. H. P.
Robert Black, Treas. Wm, a. Bennet. K.
C. P. Marrat. Sec.. P. A. J. Rus.,eli, 8.
26 Vesey st., N. Y.
DEWITT CLINTON, No. 27, meets in as
sembly on the second, fourth, and fifth Tuesdays ot
each month, al Nos. 87, 89 and 91 Broadway. Brook
lyn, E. D. J>mu) B. Arci, C.
T. J. Bcharfenbcrg, Treas. Wm. 11. Bryant, G.
8. T. Waterhou e, Ree. Geo. K. Chitlin, C. G. ;
ANCIE.'ir S;JuTT.rM Ullß.
TI'JN, Ancient f-eo’u-h Hite, tal <»: B .;Ok
)yn Ke. uhiT < ommnu)c n.waie ■! <>i> rhe fe.onj
Friday ul *ach m.m.ih. No- •:?* :■*«■> it.
’A H.»; Tras . . j’. t; y;
Mark i'H-. Ji.i.u W. ftkhiiidson' liepii’v.
ir.iilk B - Id", 'Kt! cr.B \v
J2V Pearl su, a’A m y. Jame.-. Siu&i’t Giilen, J. H .
Grand Lodge of Maryland will celebrate,
with fitting ceremonies, the hundredth anni
versary of its establishment, on the 10th, 11th
and 12th days of May next, in th© city ot Balti
more, at which time also the Grand Lodge will,
hold ite usual annual communication.
We have received a very cordial invitation to
assist, and knowing of old the city of pretty*
girls and whole-souled hospitality,’we should
be more than glad to undertake the journey;
but planting time ami preparation of papers lor
the Grand Lodge will, we tear, make it imposed
ble for us to be present, hone the lees we re
joice with exceeding groat joy and unite as cor
dially with the brethren as though we had al
ways lived on the soil of ** Maryland, my Mary
We most earnestly endorse the following
from the Home Journal:
“We have spoken often about baring the
head at funerals, and see no sutfie’ent reason
for sacrificing health and endangering lives lor
a sentiment. Men accustomed to indoor work
cannot with impunity stand out ot doors un
covered lor any considerable time, and, until
this is appreciated, the Master should request
that they keep, their hats on, oxc< pt, perhaps,
during prayer or some special and short
“At the funeral of Bro. Louis Tripp, many
brethren remained uncovered during the entire
K. T. and lodge services. A number of them
are suffering very much on account of it, and.
one or two are quite sick. I oiliness and re
spect does not re quire a sacrifice of health on
such occasions.”
Sympathy. —Our condolence is ten
dered to the Brothers Herold, Sr. and Jr., of
I u l;d Lodge, No. 656, upon the death oi the
wife of the elder and mother of the nnior. A
large attendance was present and suitable ad
dresses were made at the grave.
Daniel Coxe.—We have received a copy of a
eko'ch of the lite ot Daniel Coxe, Lather of Free
masonry in America, by (li ord I*. McCalla, to
which is appended the Henry 801 l 1 otter oi 1/5L
These are exceedingly valuable d< enments and
we greatly regret they are not printed in better
orm for binding and preservation.
Thank?.—We have received the registry of
the Supreme Council, 33 CT , A. and A. I ite tor the
Southern Jurisdicton of the Lni’od States, of
winch Hl. Bro. Albert Pike is Grand Commt»n
den We shall preserve it with care and event
ually place it in our Grand Lodge Library.
H. B.—A lodge having been duly summoned
for the purpose ot assessing the members for a
strictly Masonic purpose and the assessment
having been ordered, a brother subsequer.-tly
asked that his name bo dropped from the roll.
Must not the brother pay the assessment before
his request can be granted.
Mwstoer.—Most certainly he must. The as
sessment when ordered attached equally to
every member of the lodge and was at once due.
By reference to Section 45 oi the Statutes you
will see that the request of the brother could
not be granted until this claim was adjusted.
111. Bro. Frank L. Stowell, 33d, Past Grand
Master of Templars in the Stalo of New York,
departed hence on the st amer for North Caro
lina last evening. We bespeak for him in the
“ Old North State” a welcome from the “ Royal
Craft” worthy alike of Bro. 8. and the noble
hospitality which awaits him.
Bro. J. D. Stickney, of Strict Observance
Lodge, this city, is now located at No. 1 Rue an
Havre, Paris, where, as “Amer.can Guide and
Interpreter” (the only authorized), he will ex
tend a welcome to our brethren and their fami
lies needing his facilities. \\ e are hopeful ot
early Masonic letters from his graceful pen
wherewith to regale our readers at home and
W. Bro, Henry 0. Cooper, M. D., and the
honored Past Master of Benevolent Lodge, No.
28, has consented to lecture before the members
of Darcy Lodge, No. 187, upon the “Drama oi
Death,” founded on the Third Degree, on Mon
day, the 25th of April, to which occurrence we
will take occasion to refer later on.
E. Sir Knight Frederick W. H srring. Past
Commander of Columbian Commandery, No. 1,
we understand, is to be invited to exhibit his
great ability as a distinguished artist in oil, by
the production of an allegorical picture pre
senting at once all the graces known to legiti
mate Masonry, and in the many character*
necessarily portrayed, portrait# ot past and
present celebrities who have in their various
connections with our beautiful institution con
tributed to its development and prosperity.
This herculean task could not, under any cir
cumstances, be committed to a more competent
idealist, and, in advance, we venture to con
gratulate our artistic brother on the splendid
triumph which assuredly awaits him in this his
latest “labor oi love.”
W. Bro. Oscar G. Ahlstrom, Paet Master of
Corinthian Lodge, is & sacant in science, not
less prominent than in his recognized distinc
tion iu Masonry. As an electrician, he is in
deed an expert, and has lately shown his rare
cunning by placing in complete order our fav
orite lightning timepiece, for which we tender
earnest acknowledgments. We take great plea
sure in recommending Bro. ?. to all whore
quire electrical instruments and apparatus, and
can assure thorn, one and all, that he is master
oi the situation—that an hour spent in his ex
tensive ate ier, No. 162 William street, will con
vince the beholder that
•* There are more things in Heaven and Earth,
Than are droampt of in his philosophy.”
W. Bro. R. F. Rakeman.—This genial brother
has been missing from the meetings of the dif
ferent Masonic bodies lor several months past.
The reason for his absence is the tact that his
duties as superintendent ot the Mount Vernon
and Last Chester Railroad are such as to re
quire bis constant attention al all times, so that
he seldom has time to attend to his own lodge.
Last Monday night he turned up iu Old Inde
pendent Lodge, where he was warmly greeted
by his brethren, all of whom, while they would
ba glad to See him at every meeting of the
lodge, yet are glad to know that be is well and
prosperous; for Bro. Fred is a good fellow, and
deserves all the good luck that can come tc
Bro. John B. Russell, of Columbian Com
mandery, is secretary of the committee of ar
rangements having in • charge the coming
“ Musical and Dramatic Entertainment ” in aid
of the Widows’ and Orphans’ Fund of Metropoli
tan Lodge, at Steinway Hall, and hOjS placed us
under obligation for an invitation. We shall
certainly avail ourself of the thoughtful cour
tesy of Bro. R., and doubt not the affair will be
a splendid success, worthy alike of the noble
object for which it is intended, and the noble
brethren who are connected w.th its direction.
Bro. Edward Skinner, the J. M. C. of Com
monwealth Lodge, although comparatively a
young man, is a faithful and zealous worker in
the craft. He is not only always present at the
communications of his own lodge, but is fre
quently seen at other lodges, whore his genial
manners and the interest he takes in Masonic
affairs, make him an evor-welcome guest. We
predict for him a bright Masonic future.
P. F. Lenhart.—This esteemed brother has
been called upon to pass through the dark wa
ters of affliction. That unbidden guest, who
enters alike the palace and the cottage and says,
••'There is no darkness like my darkness,” has in
vaded the home of our brother, and with his cold
and icy finger, has touched the besom of a lov
ing and devoted wife and mother, the light and
oy of his household, and the beloved of all who
knew her.
'• Call woman angel, goduesp. you will.
With all that fancy breathes a! pass.uu’ri call.
With all that rapture;fondly ravis, end still
That one word—wiFE—outvies, contains them
Those of us who have passed through a similar
sad experience, know full well bow to sympa
thize with our beloved brother, and indeed, he
has the sincere sympathy of all tlm brethren.
Yet we would remind him that
•■There li no death—what seems so is transition.
Thia Hie of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of tbe life Elysian,
Whose portal we call death.”
And let him think of the departed one as not
dead, but only gone before, and now “ watching
by the golden gate ” to welcome her loved ones
to that better land where there is no more part
ing. ■ ■
We are all imprisoned in the grasp ot inexor
able Time. With movement never slackened
and never accelerated, he bears us onward with
him into the unexplored depth of tbe ever-re
ceding future. The beatings of the heart which
keep regular count of the passing moments ot
our lives, and the monotonous ticking of the
clock, which takes no heed of anything that
passes around it, should have for every man
who pauses now and then in the hurried race
aud feverish agitations oi life to listen to these
incessant sleepless monitors, an impressive, an
awful significance, telling him how helpless he
is in the omnipotent grasp ot Time, as they
measure, with fatal accuracy, the distance yet
to be traveled by him, to the end ot tbe high
land of life, from which he must fall into the
darkness and see the sun and stars no more.
Such is the inevitable ending o< every human
life, tbe outcome of every nun’s toil and tur
moil, of every man’s ambition and desire. It is
when the year is growing old, and its face is
wan and pale, rs the frost chills its heart, while
the leaves are dropping, and its own end is
drawing nigh, that we feel most inclined to
ait by ourselves in the dark and count our
losses. Then is the most fitting time or uh to
consider whether, if death should speed ly over
take us, it will be enough for us, in the words
o. the Pagan Epictetus, if we can stretch out
our hands to God and say :
“ The opportunities which Thou has given us
to comprehend and obey Thy admin.strution,
we have not neglected: as far as in us
lay, we have not dishonored 'J hoe. See how
we have used our perceptions -how our con
v ctioijs ' Have wo at «ny time found fault
with Theo? Have v.o l een discontented with
Tby dispensations, or wished them otherwise?
Have wu transgressed thp relations of Hie? We
thank Thee that Then didst bring info be
in/. We are satisfied with tho time allotted to
us wherein to en oy the iliiu a ibat Then hast
given uh. f.’eceive tl>em back ag in h ! (tis
tri ute them .-u- Thou wilt, or 'l, . w 41
Ti.iue, ami Thou didst gi»e thorn uinu us.”—
.Lbo l‘Ja*

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