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JW.W. JOHN W. SIMONS. P. G. M., Editor.
Advertisements for the Masonic Db
r/iiiMKNT, to secure their insertion, must be
HJ.I in by TWO O’CLOCK, P. M., Friday.
His Eminence Cardinal Tsscherau, lately re
turned from Rome, is reported to have said:
At first the Freemasons, who were estab
lished by aYeligious order in the Church, flour
ished under the protection of numerous priests
and bishops. But there came a time when the
strong arm of Rome felled it to the ground with
a single blow so far as its Catholic membership
was concerned.”
We do not usually notice such attacks, because
Masonry inculcates reverence for all forms of
Divine worship, lerving the selection to individ
ual conscience, and never allowing interference
with individual modes of faith; but the some
what obscure wording of the foregoing leaves us
to pay it the compliment of a passing remark.
The eminent gentleman tells us that the Free
masons were first established under sanction of
the Church. This will be news to the Masons
of tho present day, and leads us to the conclu
sion that if the Freemasons to which he alludes
were established, as he says, then the fraternity
that has been extending its influence around the
globe is not of the same make, and it is a rather
comforting assurance that the strong arm and
tho single blow felled the spurious branch to
the ground and left the way clear for the genu
ine brotherhood to pursue its civilizing and hu
manizing work, under the protection of God, the
Truth and the Right—a trinity in which all men
should believe, and which occupies a plane far
»tbove the moaner ambitions of zealots and sec
tarians. Not in any sense a religion, nor
even a form of worship—since the faithful
r>! all forms are represented in its ranks—
it never has been and is not now in the power
of any church or sect, to” strike it down. If to
day it flourishes and extends its benifioent in
fluence as never before, it is because God wills
it; because it has scrupulously avoided all en
tangling alliances ; because it knows no sect or
party and its worship is expressed in tho words :
*• Let thy will be done.”
V, e are none the less glad of the expression
above noted, coming, as it does, from a church
man eo high in the councils of his sect and yet
so mlolerant of the liberty of thought and action
unless under the absolute direction of the
church, because it goes to show, what yet rc
maineth to be done because, notwithstanding
the spread of light and education among the
people, by the aid of an untrammelled press,
our mission as an evangel of peace and good
will among men, is not yet completed, and that
we need not yet gather up our working tools
nor turn our faces toward the setting sun. Our
inspiration comes from the East, but it is the
Grand East where the All-Father presides. Let
us. then, cultivate our part of the vineyard with
renewed and unflagging activity and trusting
where trust never yet failed, continue to labor
and to wait for the final reward, the advent of
which, nothing earthly can prevent.
When Grand Master Frank R. Lawrence as
sumed tho Grand East, in tho year 1885, he was
confronted with the formidable debt of near
hall a million of dollars resting upon that beau
tiful structure on Sixth avenue, at a high rate of
interest, to the erection of which the fraternity
had already so liberally contributed. M. W.
Bro. Lawrence undertoobits diminishment, con
trary to the prophesies of his most intimate as
sociates. who. one and all, declared themselves
as utterly disbelieving in tho possibility of such
a tremendous undertaking, with but a ghost of a
chance oi its fulfillment. But the warm-hearted,
industrious and far-seeing brother, who was
placed at tho bead ot the craft, and who made
bis mind up to shape its destiny in that direc
tion, did not shrink from wandering in the path
beset with thorns of dinppointmont. Many wore I
his eleeplQSS night?- gianv were the abuses I
heaped upon his head, but bis perseverance led
him through the turbulent and agitated waters,
the rock-beset channels of opposition, like the
steady hand of a sei .'-reliant pilot guides his vos
goi 83My into port,
Wo haVd uuw io record tho grand achievement
of over half of debt being obliterated; and
tho sum r’ei.H to be paid la Idea than $203,000.
iJhGStion has now arisen among tho far-see
ing members—those that are not actuated by
any selfish motives, but among those that have
the welfare, the future, tho honor and-glorifica
tion of the whole brotherhood atheart—whether
it is good policy to let this yet unfinished struc
ture, that work in course of erection, become ft
failure by changing its architect, who only,
above all others, Knows how to complete it un
We remind our brethren that the Dispatch
has been their friend and organ for nearly forty
years, and has never failed to raise its voice and
use its influence for all their laudable undertak
ings, and we know that when we advocate or
but recommend a measure it will receive that
duo consideration which the subject we now dis
cuss shall merit, but not only will we give our
unqualified opinion, but we will couplo it with
the expression of many of the dignitaries of the
Grand Lodge, Masters of lodges and prominent
Masons, which, if obtainable, will be continu
ously presented in these columns.
Two months more and the Grand Lodge will
decide upon its future course, and the mo
mentous question will bo the re-election of the
present incumbent for tho purpose above
stated. It is true the bugbear of “ the third
term” is a poser in politics as well as in more
modern assemblages of Grand Bodies, and
Often are wo met with that mystifying gesture
of head-shaking, probably meaning, don’t try
to overcome this superstitious adherence t© our
adopted custom, but we cannot conceive its
righteousness, especially under prevailing cir
cumstances. Tho distinguished brother surely
don tseek it again, and we know would be only
too glad to lay down the cares and troubles of
his groat office if he consulted his own com
fort, for bo has had all the honors that possibly
can be conferred upon him, and it is a question
whether it will not take tho united and greatest
efforts on tho part of the friends of this meas
ure to induce him to remain at his post to see
that work ended and honestly crowned with
success; and success cannot fail now to him,
who cherishes above all earthly wishes the ful
fillment of his heart’s desire. Change, we will
say, and what will be the consequence. We will
see as chief a well-reputed and worthy brother,
living in tho interior of tho State, remote from
the place which now needs most caro, not en
dowed with that magnetic and attractive per
fiuaivences so essential to bring out thonerous
rerum tor debt paying which our Most Worship
ful Brother has been proven to possess.
R. W. Bro. Ehlers, the Grand Secretary, was
seen in his office at the Masonic Hall, and being
asked whether he would give the Dispatch bis
views, said: “Although I am heart and soul for
tho payment of tho debt, no work would bo
too h ird for mo it I can contribute to accom
plishing this ond; but in regard to the retention
of the present Grand Master or the selection of
another, I bog to be excused. My position is
snob as to remain entirely impartial and posi
tively decline to state anything for publication.
However, if tho Dispatch wishes my views on
Egyytian Crypt Masonry or anything apper
taining to the craft thousands of years ago, I
am your man; I can give your readers informa
tion on such subjects.” Thanking the kind and
honored official for this offer, and assuring him
that wo were iu quest of enlightenment on that
score, wo withdrew.
R. W. Bro. Burnham, Chief Commissioner ol
Appeals, was met by the representative ol the
Dispatch upon his visit to a lodge, and was
thus interviewed upon the subject:
“ R. W. Bro., will you give me your opinion
as to the advisability of having the present
Grand Master remain athis post?”
‘•Certainly. It is my unqualified opinion,
. and in tho interest of tho fraternity; that it
should be so. The brethren, I hope, lor ob
vious reasons, are unanimous in this regard.”
Seated in his cosy office in tho Marvin Safe
Building on Broadway, wo were cordially wel
comed by R. W. Bro. W. D. Pownall, D. D. G.
M. Fifth District, and when asking him whether
ho would have any objection to give the Di -
patch his opinion, ho rather reluctantly con
sented, stating that as tho representative ot tho
Grand Master it would bo inopportune, but up-
OU assuring th© distinguished brother that wo
could not perceive any impropriety in so doing.
ho expressed himself as in favor of the reten
tion of the present incumbent, as simply in the
interest ot this one object, and above all, the
emancipation form the great burden of debt,
which he has no doubt would be cleared before
tho new year sets in, if no unforeseen difficulty
should present itself. We thanked the esteem
ed brother for his kindness and went our way
rejoicing. E.
It is a well established fact, sustained by ex
perience and observation, that in the elimination
of truth from his long yarns, the trout fisher
man stands A. No. 1. Baron Munchausen is a
classic in that connection. The Sazerao Club
has obtained a world-wide reputation in tho
realms of fancy; but a greater than all these has
arisen, viz: “ The Northern visitor to Florida
for the benefit of his health.” In his recital of
incidents, condition of climate, productions, etc.,
on his return from the land of flowers, in pecu
liar and conspicuous inexactness, he “ takes the
The highest principles ot honor and truth are
for the time ruthlessly excluded from his
thoughts, the utter recklessness of tongue, the
brazen impudence of assertion is really sublime
in its absurdity. It is not a malady, but an at
mospheric paroxysm that endures for about
three weeks, then a subsidence, and by easy
stages the normal condition is reached.
These reflections aro recorded after hearing
the recitals of a party of five distinguised Ma
sons of this city, who recently attempted to
“ do” Florida, during the prevalence of the late
cold wave in this climate.
The first of the party encountered was Pun
sick, whose real name we suppress, in conse
quence of the high respect and esteem we have
for his family and friends. He stated that he
was suffering from dyspepsia; otherwise in ex
cellent health.
After a few preliminary remarks, and clearing
his throat for action, he thus delivered himself:
“Yes, my dear Bricks, the climate is really
wonderful. All vestiges of dyspepsia, from
which I suffer so fearfully, have entirely disap
peared. The hotels are superb in their man
agement and appo ntments, the quinine beyond
compare, and then imagine the lovely fragrance
wafted by gentle breezes from the orange
groves. I had no idea of the vastness and
fecundity of these groves, until one morning
alter breakfast, I sauntered forth to ascertain
the truth of tho wonderful stories that have
reached me. This particular grove is about
fifteen miles square, and contains many mil
lions of trees. Becoming somewhat overpower
ed by a pleasing lassitude, resulting from the
delicious perfume that surrounded me, I
stretched myself on a plot of thick grass under
neath an enormous tree, whose umbrageous
branches extended about two hundred feet each
way from the trunk, and while lying (the italics
italics are mine) enjoyingmy otium cum dignatate
I passed away the time counting the oranges on
that tree. When I had reached eighteen thous
and I was forced to give up in consequence of so
many being beyond my line of vison but feel
confident that I had counted but half that tree
contained. Goodness gracious 1 There is an
other attack of dyspepsia.”
Just at this moment another of the party en
tered ; this was a R. W. brother ; but for obvi
ous reasons, as in the case of Punsick, we re
rain from giving the real name. After the
usual congratulations on his safe return, wo re
peated in part the wonderful narrative of Pun
“ What!” said tho R. W., “ did he say he laid
down on the grass under 1 an orange tree ?”
And then (with a withering look at the delin
quent), •• What is the matter with you ? Grass
under au orange tree ! - when it is a well-known
act that the ground under an orange tree is
entirely destitute of vegetation. I understand
bow it is he has had another attack of dyspep
sia. Eighteen thousand oranges ; branches |
extending two hundred feet from the truffilL
Well, how tips world is given, to but no matter,
Why, Bricks, he never was within sight of ;.u
orange grove. His whole time was devoted to
the circulation of temperance tracts among
those of the colored persuasion. Don't, Puq
eick—don’t dfesetiiiuale bUcL ridiculous stories.
The Climate, however, was delightful—a mod
ern Garden of Eden, as it were—the thermome
ter ranging from sixty-five to eighty ; the at
mosphere pure and balmy ; not a cloud to be
seen during our whole sojourn ; tho perfume
from orange groves intermingling with the gen
tle breezes from the ocean produced an effect
overwhelmingly ecstatic, I could bask under
its influence forever ; but when the stomach
called for replenishment and the gong rang for
dinner, my dream of happiness was dispelled
by the sluff placed upon the table for consump
tion. Bah 1 the thought mikes me sick.”
Another of the pilgrins entered, and, being
one o the Knickerbockers, we expected some
thing better. It was no use- the paroxysm was
on him strong.
He, ignoring orange groves and balmy atmos
pheres, devoted h s time to natural history,
?. e., alligators ; he remarked :
“One day, while engaged in my favorite pas
time, I acquired a knowledge that will be of
immense value to naturalists. I discovered
that by an effort of the will, the pachyderm
could extend bis tongue to enormous propor
tions, while dormant, it lay coiled up within his
ponderous jaws. When inclined to indulge in
insect food, tho tongue was extended in a
straight line about twico tho length of the body,
and when a sufficient number of flies, beetles
and other insects had accumulated, the tongue
would suddenly contract and the whole mass
become engulphed in that cavernous mouth, his
jaws close with a crash, his eyes blink for a
moment, and then he wont off into a gentle
slumber. This was my opportunity. I raised
my gun and aimed directly between the eyes,
the only vulnerable spat out of the water, and
blazed away. The aim was true. He gave
one roar, lashed the water once or twice with
hi tail, turned over, he was a dead alligator,
and be measured thirty-eight feet.”
During tho above narrative another of the
party entered, unobserved by “Knick,” and
listened attentively to the story of the killing of
the rentile.
“Well, Knick,” said the new-comer, “you
have been telling that story again. Will you
never drop ? I have been in lorida a great
many times, and am accl mated. 1 have got
over this thing; they are all in>ected ; but it is
harmless. The alligator that Knick shot at was
less than four feet in length ; be didn’t hit him
between the eyes ; the ball glanced from his
back and riccochetted far in the rear. This
aroused his alligatorship ; he came for us ; we
paddled hastily to the shore, scrambled out of
the pii\>uge, and never stopped running until
we reached the hotel. The balmy atmosphere
is all humbug; it is of course much warmer
there than here; the horrid smells from the
swamps, mosquitoes, sand flies and other deli
cate insects, makes one wish he was back on
Manhattan Island.”
The filth and last of the party was coming in ;
this was too much ; the superscriber had quite
enough lor one evening, and left.
About three weeks have elapsed since the
party returned; they aro gradually attaining
their normal nosition m society as honorable
men and Masons. M ■■a 1 Get your supplies
at “Kirk’s,” and don’t depend on Florida water.
On Tuesday next these old fellows will gather
around theix’usual coffee and pipes and en,oy
an evening of pleasant intercourse and re
union. Many are the good stories told in these
meetings, and the good deeds done are re
hearsed with renewed zeal. It renovates and
warms up the hearts of the “ vets” to meet each
other on the second Tuesday ot each month and
grasp the faithful h -nds of brothers who stood
shoulder to shoulder in tho good work constant
ly going on in our great fraternity.
It is indeed a noble example thus set by the
elders to the new-comers and young brethren,
who look forward to the time when they, too,
are eligible to join this noble band oi Masonic
Crescent Lodge, No. 402, will bold
the next regular communication on Thursday
evening, April 14th, at eight o’clock. Tho First
Degree will be conferred. The Master will be
assisted in the East yW. Bro. John W. Uastreo.
A special communication will bo held in the
Austin Room, on Thuradiy afternoon, April
litb, at four o’clock, for the purpose of con
ferring tho Second Degree. Visitors are cor
dially invited.
Ei clid- Lodge, No. (>SG, xvill confer
j the Second Degree on i needsv evening, April
i E, at their new and handebmo lodge rooms,
| cornt-r ot Bedford and DeKain avenues, -L ast
i Brc.ok'yn W. liro. f. G. Ro roll, the .aeb't,
: and ’ . Bro. John Laird, ’ . extend a cordial
. invitation to v.siting broth? co.
! AJ rc- Lodgv, 519 --T his
: h-.l ze 'vill cod er thq First s- c * -■■■■ the next
■ r? r rommuihcaiion, v wvemirr
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! lE u;ren are cord M'y F '
The Third Degree was conferred by Girard
Lodge in the Livingston room, Masonic Temple,
on Friday evening, April Ist.
A large number of prominent and well-known
brethren were present on the occasion, includ
ing M. W. Bro. J. Edward Simmons, P. G. M. ;
R. W. Bro. W. D. Nichols, Trustee of Hall and
Asylum Fund; R. W. Bro. John F. Collins, D.
D. G. M. of the Fourth District; R. W. Bro.
George W. Cregier, D. D. G. M. of the Seventh
District; R. W. Bro. Robert Roberts, Fast D. D.
G. M., and many distinguished craftsmen from
sister lodges.
The first section of the degree was conferred
by R. W. Bro. George W. Cregier, and the sec
ond section by R. W. Bro. John F. Collins, R.
W. Bro. Robert Roberts acting as S, D. in the
second section, in his usual and able “ old-time
style.” The third section was conferred by the
Master, W. Bro. Peter G. Arnot, in a very im
pressive manner. A pleasanter evening has not
been enjoyed by the'brethren of Girard Lodge
and their Masonic friends for some time past. The
lodge room was filled with members of Girard
and visitors, and it is hoped that this is only
the forerunner oi many similar pleasant gather
ings in Girard Lodge under the auspices of its
present Master and his efficient corps of officers.
At the communication of this lodge last Mon
day, April 4, there was a large and pleasaut
gathering of brethren, including several visi
tors, among whom wore W. Bro. Irving Hazel
ton, Master of Washington Lodge, No. 21; AV.
Bro. George Lawrance, Master of lonic Lodge,
No. 486; Bro. Edgar Skinner, M. C. of Common
wealth, No. 403, and others. The First Degree
was conferred in full form. Tho lodge will bold
a special meeting next Saturday evening, April
16, for the purpose ot conferring tho Second
Degree. Visiting brethren aro cordially invited
to be present.
About the commencement of this year, tho
Grand Master granted a dispensation to the
youngest daughter of tho Grand Lodge attached
to the Third District, Brooklyn, and named her
“Minerva.” This supplied along-felt want in
that section. It was composed of the very host
material, and granted only upon the solicitation
of tho most prominent of Brooklyn craftsmen.
Last Wednesday, April 6th, the new lodge,
for the first time, worked the Third decree, un
der the able guidance of W. Bro. Merchant, its
first Master, assisted by such efficient officers
as Charles K. Buckley, 8. W.; John F. Tanner,
J. W.; Thomas J. Hughes, Secretary; Charles
AV. Tandy, Treasurer.
The spacious lodge room at Temple Hall, cor
ner oi Fifth avenue and Eleventh street, was
crowded to its limits, and tho charter members
were pleased to have the honor of the visits of
R. W. Th. Taylor, D. D. G. M.; R. W. Bro. Ful
ler, Past D. D. G. M.; R. W. Bro. John R. Dunn,
Commissioner of Appeals ; R. W. Brymer, Past
D. D. G. M. of the Second District; R. AV. Jones,
of Crystal W avo ; W. Bro. Hicks, of Hill Grove :
W. Bro. Smith, of Lexington ; W. Bro. Harper,
of United States ; W. Bros. Penny and Irvin, o
Cosmopolitan; Mascird, Altair; Pullman, Mas
ter of old Pacific ; Remsen, of Nassau ; Halo, of
Pyramid ; Harvey, of Sanctorum ; Machell, of
Putnam : Blott, of Greenwood ; Kraus, of Com
monwealth, and Bros. McKoller and Tandy, of
the now lodge.
Twenty new applications and affiliations were
read by the Secretary, and a great deal o f rou
tine work gone through. There is hardly any
doubt that the Grand Lodge, at its session in
June, will gr. nt the charter to this excellent
uew comer, and uo mistake will be made in do
ing so.
Minerva Lodge extends to the fraternity a
hearty welcome, and brethren are assured ot
spending a,pleasant and profitable evening by
visiting and encouraging this bright new star
on tho Masonic horizon.
The bright and pleasant evening of Thurday
brought out an unusual number of the mem
bers of old Pacific, and Wor. Bro. Pullman was in
his glory, his smiling features beamed alike
upon member and visitor, and of the latter
there were also a goodly number present, filling
the large ionic Room to a crowded condition.
The committee who had charge ot the enter
tainment and banquet, made their report, and
informed the lodge that the same will take place
in tho Commandery Rooms, Masonic Hall, on
May Gth, and that all arrangements had been
made and that nothing else was wanted but the
“ sinews of war”—money. That was indeed
rapidly forthcoming, and within a few minutes
tho necessary amount was subscribed by the
liberal brethren oi this good, staunch old lodge,
and thanks to the indefatigable and untiring
work of its Master, \V. Bro. Pullman, who de
serves groat credit for tho new liio he has in
fused again into this body.
Tho affair will no doubt be the moans ol crea
ting good fooling and good uoquaintanceshtp
ftTnoiifc th® members and tb irfamilfoM and it
was also meuiioued chaf *TT.
P. D» P: M,j and a special friend of this
lodge, will favor it with an address on this occa
sion. Tho Dispatch will bo represented by
B» AV. Bro. Henry C. Banks, P. I). D. G. M.» and
Qne ot th© oldest members and a Past Master
of Pacific Lodge.
Tho 8. AV. Bro. Conway then conforred the
first part of the First Degree upon a candidate
and ho did wonderfully well, at least it was the
remark of those pre ont that this brother will
eventually bo an ornament to tho Eaet.
AV, Bro. Moger delivered the lecture, and af
ter a few very flattering remarks by tho Master,
“ Old Pacific” closed on a very pleasant and
enjoyable meeting.
The regular communication of this lodge was
held on Tuesday, March 23, in Tuscan Room,
Masonic Temple. Tho attendance was very
large, owing to tho notice that had been given
that several of tho Grand Lodge officers would
bo present and assist iu the work, which they
did, to the satisfaction of themselves and with
pleasure to those brethren who were fortunate
enough to obtain seats.
Iho Third Degree was conferred upon five
candidates. The second section was worked by
R. \V. Bro. E. M. L. -Fillers, Graud Secretary,
who also delivered the historical lecture in "a
highly impressive manner. During ro.'reshment
the brethren wore entertained by \V. Bro. Lath
am, Bros. Chas. H. Govan, Marshall P. Wilder,
Do Waltville, i.ioorati, and others.
The following wore among the many visitors
present: it. W s. L. M. L. i biers, Grand Secre
tary; Geo. \V. Cregier, D. D. G. M. Sovonth Dis
trict; Robert Roberts, P. D. D. G. M.; W. Bros.
W. F. Costenbader, Gramorcy; Healy, Montauk;
Thoe. Moore, opes tone; Thos. Hilson, Benevo
lent; Harry Harney, Bunt.ng; Robert Hoag,
Harlem; 1. D. Sharot, Huguenot, and delegation
of eleven brethren; Duryee, Progressive; Allan
Latham, Theo. Thieler, .John 11. Allen, of St.
Cecile. Tho i irst Degree will be couierred on
Tuesday, April if).
At the List stated communication of this
lodge, held March 22d, the Master Mason’s De
gree was conferred. W. Master Helms, assist
ed by his able o ncers, conferred the dogreo in
au excellent manner.
The lodge is increasing in numbers and in
terest under its now o fleers, and bids lair to
soon occupy its old prominent position in the
fraternity. At its next communication, April
i. th, R. W. Bro. J. J. Little, D. D. of the Sixth
Masonic District, will bo present, and other dis
tinguished craftsmen, and an interesting occa
sion is expected. All brethren are cordially
At the regular communication of this lodge,
on Monday, March 2d, there was a largo gather
ing o. the brethren. We might add that it was
also a gathering oi large brethren; for there
were present about forty brethren whose weight
is over two hundred pounds each. The reason
for this arg< gathering was, that the candidate,
Bro. Stephen Woolsey, is a member of the
“ Fulton Fish Market Association,” and these
largo brethren aro his .ellow-members oi the
association; and from the fact oi so m<ny
“ solid men ” carrying their weight up eo many
stairs for tho purpose oi giving him an ovation,
it would seem that be must bo popular with
them. The Third Degree was conferred in lull
form and excel ent style, W. Bro. John J. Bur
chel, the Master, presiding, and the rest ot the
officers being at their posts. Among tho visit
ors were several distinguished and well known
brethren. The usual social hour followed the
closing ot tho lodge. To-morrow evening,
April 11, the First Degree will probably bo con
ferrod. Visitors are al wave cordially welcomed
by the brethren of this gallant Qld lodge.
Empire City Lodge, No. 206, had a
very pleasant meeting on AVodnesday last. W.
Bro. Fisher, dm Master, cowerred the First
Degree in a very creditable manner. This old
lodge is takeu hold of now by the younger
generation, and it flourishes greatly. Cn this
o caaion, W. Bro. Burnham, Master oi Excel
sior, and W Bro. Frankel, Master of Darcy,
were observed in the East, the icrmer present
ing the working tools with great impressive
iiesa. We also notn ed Bro. \an i ourcu, ol
Montgomery, an ardent supporter of the cruft,
wno in spite ot his advanced ace, glorifies in
assisting in the work, and does it in good style
too. nasmiich as Empire City is very hospit
able to its guests, we recommend our brethren
to drop in and see for themeelves.
XJonstitution Lodge, No. 241.—Tlii
lodge meets next Tuesday, the 12th inst., when
the t hird Degree will be conferred. AV. Bro
Taylor, the Master, informs us that a distin
guished Fast Master from New Jersey will
assist in.the work, and cordially invitee breth
ren to visit Constitution on next Tuesday. We
can add our assurance that visitors will be well
IF-Ni voi.:-:nLodge, No. 28, wrl hold
their next stated communication on Wednesday
I evening, the >3th inst., at their rooms, on which
! occasion ti e I irst I.ogreo will be conforred.
■ W. Bro. HillbOn, m behal? of the ledge, extends
a hu. rfy and cordial invitation to the members
o sister lodges to make them a visit, on the
above evening.
i : O’it tli ALmoiuc District Associa
i tion hold tnoir cexf regular meeting Saturday
: even u.r, n - .:t v. : in the Corinthian Rooms, Ma
son ; . - in.Co, •: .A. rtainment-, sin ing, read
■ c?:-! r.s. Ail broJiren are cordially
New York, March 28, 1887.
To tho Worshipful Masters, Wardens, and
brethren of Mystic Tie, 272; Metropolitan, 273;
Arcturus, 274; Sylvan Grove, 275; Henry Clay,
277; Marion, 278;' Doric, 280; George Washing
ton, 285; Continental, 287; Atlas, 316; Neptune,
317; St. Nicholas, 331; Amity, 323; Acacia, 327;
Zerubbabel, 329; New York, 330; Putnam, 338;
Puritan, 339; Lily, 312; Adelphic, 348; Saga
more, 371; Crescent, 402; City, 408; Mosaic, 418;
Franklin, 447: Hiram, 449; Kane, 454.
Tho undersigned is pleased to announce that
M. W. Frank R. Lawrence, Grand Master of Ma
sons in the State of New York, accompanied by
the resident officers of the Grand Lodge, will
make an official visit to the lodges of the Sixth
Masonic District, on Tuesday evening, April 26,
at eight o’clock.
Sylvan Grovo Lodge, No. 275, has been se
lected for the purpose, and tor this occasion will
meet in the Grand Lodge Room.
It is hoped that this visit of the Grand Master
to the Sixth District may be the Masonic event
of the season, and every officer and member of
every lodge in the district is fraternally invited
to co-operate to make it such.
It is intended to have choice instrumental as
well as vocal music to enliven the occasion.
It is particularly requested that lodges will
assemble as early as 7:30 P. M., that no delay
be occasioned in opening the lodge or receiving
the Grand Master. Fraternally and sincerely
yours, Joseph J. Little, D. D. G. M.
M. W. Bro. Frank R. Lawrence, Grand Master
of the State of New York, will make an official
visit to the lodges ot the Seventh Masonic Dis
trict on Wednesday evening, April 20tb, at a
special communication of Copoetone Lodge, No.
641, to be held in the Grand Lodge Room, Ma
sonic Temple, Sixth avenue and Twenty-third
street. The musical part of the exercises will
be under the care and charge of Bro. George W.
Morgan, of St. Cecile Lodge. Aieitors welcome.
This promises to be one of the greatest of the
visits yet made by the Grand Master to any
We cordially call the attention of High Priests and Sec
retaries and companions from everywhere, to this col
umn. and respectfully and fraternally invite them to
send us notice of work on hand, or any items of espec al
interest to Royal Arch Masons.
This enterprising little chapter, the pride of
East Brooklyn, held an enthusiastic meeting on
Thursday evening, March 31, with M; E. Comp.
John Laird, the H. P., presiding, and M. E.
Comp. Frank T. Nolan, E. Comp. J. M. Steven
son, and Comps. J. G. Herold, .James L. Mur
phy, M. D. Br'adley, H. E. Alt, D. D. Pugh and
Godfrey Lincks at their respective stations, to
gether with a number of visiting companions,
among whom were M. E. Comp. M. J. Harring
ton, H. P. of Banner, No. 214, and Comps. Rich
ard Senior, pt Nassati, No. 103, and E. R.
Brown, of Ridgewood, No. 263. The M. E. M.
Degree was conferred in a style that showed
that the o licera of this chapter are well posted
in the work.
After the chapter closed, the companions
proceeded to Comp. Charlie Leopold’s hotel,
and passed a pleasant hour, during which the
festivities were interspersed w.th social con
versation and songs by Comps. Nolan, Senior,
Herold, Alt and Brown and the company, clos
ing with the chorus, “Farewell, my Own True
At tho convocation last Thursday evening, 7th
inst., tho M. E. M. Degree was again con erred.
Among the prominent visitors were M. E. Cump.
Andrew B. Martin, the H. P., and M. E. Comp.
O. Earned, P. H. F. and P. 8., of Ridgewood-
Chapier. At tho next convocation, Thursday,
April 21st, the Royal Arch Degree will be con
ferred. A number of distinguished companions
will bo present, among thdln a large delegation
from Ridgewood.
The Grand High Priest has decided that none
other than the revised ritual can be lawfully
used in Kentucky, it having been approved ac
cording to the or<lers of the Grand Chapter.
The reason for the decay of Capitular Mason
ry is clear as noon day. The degrees aro bur
lesqued, and absurdities, not to say outrages,
are committed, and the candidate rushed
through with unbecoming haste that his peti
tion may go into some other body.
In these columns we cannot show the acts
and reasons lor some of the conclusions, but
they are conclusive, aud we stand ready to
prove what we assert.
A bedlam of horns and nonsense, with no re
mote or appreciable representation of anything
but bedlam, is un-Masonfo. A solid structure,
such as au arch, is (mis represented in gro
tesque absurdities, whore a moral lesson should
bo taught. Old rage and chips are “ruins”—of
dilapidated clothing or shivered timbers, and
naught beside, except it be filth.
“Cut it short” is not tho watchword, noy
“ Hurry up” the answering word.
? n ?a oß9 cOhfeiTed the lodge and com
ffiauacYv grades ae we do the chapter degrees I
and for tho purpose of rushing on into the
Palm and Shell. 'The very thought is nausea
A sprained ankle, bruised shins, and a feel
ing that indignity has been offered is not Royal
Arch Masonry.
Thank God and our Grand High Priest,
dignity must rule at last, and the spurious must
go. Impressive ceremonies, in lieu of buf
foonery, must hereafter grace the tabernacle,
and dignity characterize the “August Degree
of the Holy Royal Arch.” Members must keep
their seats while designated companions, and
none others, take part in the symbolic or other
representation. Wo now have a “Kentucky
work,” which the Grand High Priest says must
be used to the exclusion of all others; that set
tles it. .So mote it be.—Masonic Home Journal.
The above is from th© very able pen of Com
panion Henry B. Grant, who is devoting bis
time and energy to his cherished Masonic
Home, and wo congratulate him and the com
panions of Kentucky, that their Grand Chapter
has at last been aroused to the necessity of im
pressing the candidate for Capitular Degrees
with some other feeling than that of “fun,” or
rather that the companions aro having lots ot
fun at bis expense.
Wo can fully realize all this right here, and
hope soon to have Home alteration in our own
formula, to stop the frivolous ribaldry too often
indulged in by tho companions who assist, or
pretend to assist in the work of the Royal Arch
It is, of course, impossible in these columns,
to describe in detail all we mean by tho above,
but wo can say this much, that we have often
turned in indignation from tlie burlesquing of
the beautiful ceremony. AVe visited a good
chapter a very short time ago where the P. S.
offered a suited lemon in place of grapes and
fruit; we have seen tho same officer panting
with suppressed laughter and almost instantly
kneel aud “ cry onto thee ” etc. AVhat would
this good brother say should he witness a
similar scene in bis church during service?
And yet the conferring oi the Holy Royal
Arch is a solemn ceremony.
vA’ill the companions of this great jurisdiction
ponder ovet this, and eliminate all that is
Tivolous or trivial from the ceremony iu our
work, and make it as impressive as the impart
ant lessons it teaches, demands, and as it surely
fully deserves?
SYLA' AN, NO. 188.
To-morrow (Monday) evening, the Mark and
Past Master’s Degrees will be conferred hero on
several candidates, among whom, we are in
formed, is a well-known clergyman of a popu
lar church in Harlem. Tho degrees are usually
conferred in Sylvari Chapter in strict accord
ance with the sianflar.d formula, and visitors
will enjoy a pleasant evening among good com
M. E. Comp. Walgrove, the High Priest, will
be pleased to welcome all companions who may
visit his chapter to-morrow evening, and no one
will regret an evening spent with the compan
ions ol Sylvan.
Even old Phoenix is waking up. Sleepy old
Phoenix determined to have a gala night, aud
Monday (to-morrow) evening is set apart to
have a great time. R. E. Comp. Ulysses Baker,
Grand Royal Arch Captain of the Grand Chap
ter, will preside and confer the Mark Master’s
Degree iu full form, and what a time they will
have 1
Among the candidates are several well-known
brethren, Past Masters and R. W.’e, and R. E.
Comp. Baker is going to put on his best Sunday
go-to-meeting face and welcome companions who
may visit him to-morrow night. Several more
<>r less “distinguished” have been invited and
will bo on hand to assist. That every compan
ion is cordially invited, need not here be stated.
It is Pboenix’e meeting and Phoenix’s gala
night. Ergo t let everybody be at the Temple
to-morrow night, visit Phoenix Chapter and see
how Comp. Baker does it. The Dispatch will
uo there and make a note on't.
On next Tuesday, 12th inst, this chapter will
convene and work the Royal Arch Degree, ow
ing to the large amount o: work Oil build, the
chapter will Le opened promptly at seven o'clock,
and companions will govern themselves ac
cordingly. Especially are the officere requested
to be promptly on hand. Visiting companions
will receive a cordial greeting and will have an
opportunity to witness good work. M. E. Comp.
Barber extends a most cordial invitation to all.
We find on the list of candidates no lesa than
ourteen names ready to receive the Royal Arch
Degree. Crescent Chapter seems to be doing
well and is certainly very much alive. Great is
Crescent, and Barber is its “Profit.”
At tho regular convocation ot this chapter on
the Ist fnst., there was a large ’attendance of
members and visiting companions. The Degree
of P. M. was con erred on six candidates, and
the work was done in such an appropriate man
ner as to merit the approval of all present. M.
E. Comp. Andrew B. Martin, the H. P., is a live
man, and is working energetically with a de
termination to place Ridgewood Chapter in the
front rank, in which laudable undertaxing he
is heartily seconded by all tho members and
particularly the last High Priests. Among
those present were M. E. Comps. George G.
Brown, U. Earned, Charles T. Corby, Joshua
Crandall, and William Fullerton, P. H. P. oi
Ridgewood; M. E. Comp. John Laird, H. P. of
Evening Star; M. E. Comp. R. 8. Wicket, P. H.
P. ot Nassau, and companions of other chapters.
Atter closing tho chapter tho companions en
joyed the usual social hour. Next friday, April
15, the six P. Masters will receive tho M. E. M.
Degree, and a number ot distinguished com
panions are expected to be present. Visitorß
may be sure ol a cordial welcome.
Thia most commendable institution has been
tendered a grand literary and musical enter
tainment for the benefit of their “ Widows and
Orphans’ Fund” by the “ Hickox Entertainment
Company. It will be held at the Masonic Temple,
corner of Grand aud Havemeyer streets, Tues
day evening, April 12. The entertainment will
commence at eight o’clock with a varied literary
and musical programme, followed by dancing,
commencing at eleven o’clock. The price of
tickets is twenty-five cents and hat checks twen
ty-five cents additional. Aa the object is a wor
thy one, we hope to see a full house; and from
the well known reputation of tho company and
the character of the programme, wo can safely
predict that it will be a very enjoyable affair.
The Consistory of New York City will, on
Tuesday, April 12, at 8 P. M., confer the
Twenty-fourth Degree, “ Prince of the Taber
nacle.” A r iai tors will bd cordially welcome.
Robert MACOY.—This woll-known brother,
the veteran Masonic publisher, and Grand Re
corder ot the Grand Commandery of the State
of New York, has removed his office to No. 7
Murray street, as announced in his card in the
Dispatch of last Sunday. We regret to say that
in the course of the operation of “moving”
from tho old place in Barclay street, where he
had been lor many years, the venerable brother
forgot that he was no longer a young man, and
attempted to do much hard work, in conse
quence of which he was quite ill for several
days. AVe aro pleased to note, however, that
he is so far convalescent as to be able to attend
to business again. His many friends hope to
see him at his post tor years to come, aud he
must take better care of himself, for he is one
ot those workers who cannot well be spared.
E. Sir Charles E. Pierce, Commander of
St. Omer Commandery, of South Boston, has
sent us a copy of the Templar Tactics and
Drill recently adopted by the Grand Command
ery of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We
will give a full review of it in our next.
Richard H. Shannon.—Our personal and
most sincere congratulations aro tendered to
the genial florist of Brooklyn, whoso profession
al efforts have enabled him to brighten so many
homes and add to the pleasures of so many
festive occasions, on the celebration of his fif
tieth birthday. We trust that he may live to re
ceive the kind wishes of his friends on many
more birthdays,
" For he’s a jolly good fellow,”
and honors his profession as a man aud a Ma
Long may it bo given him to sit under his
own vine and oli'oe trees, and with his estimable
wife and family watch the budding forth of Na
ture’s sweetest gifts. Hero’s a hand with a
heart in it, old man.
AV. Bao. Chajiles J. Cihit, Past Master of
Albion Lodge, No. 26, and for many years the
Treasurer, has just Leon re-elected as Justice of
the Peace of the town of Oyster Bay, Queens
county. 'I he compliment of his re-election is
enhanced by the fact that all the rest of the can
didates on his ticket were overwhelmingly de
feated, while he carried his election by a hand
some majority. AVe congratulate our venerable
brother, and wish him success in all his under
takings. This, if we are not mistaken, is the
third or fourth time that W. Bro. Chipp has
thus been honored by his fellow-citizens, show
ing that these fellows in the country know when
they get hold of a good man and mean to hold
on to him.
Commonwealth Lodge, No. 409. worked
the Fellow Craft Degree on three candidates on
Tuesday, April stb, AV. Bro. John AV. Evans
acting as Senior Deacon and Past Master G.
Frank E. Pearsall officiating as Master. There
were present R. W. Tbeo. A. Taylor, D. D. G. M.,
and Jas. M. Fuller, of Commonwealth; AV. Bros.
Grinnell and Gibbon, ot Urion, and John T.
Palmer, of Commonwealth. On next Tuesday
Commonwealth Lodge will work the First De
gree. On April 19th a distinguished brother
will visit this lodge, of which duo notice will be
given next week.
St. John’s Lodge, No. I.—A regular
communication of this lodge will be held on
Thursday, April 14th, at die Masonic Temple,
Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. The
Third Degree will be conferred. Visiting breth
ren given a cordial invitation to be pro sent.
Manhattan Lodge, No. 62.—At the
next regular commun’eation, Friday evening,
April 15, the Entered Apprentice or Fellow
low Craft Degree will be een'etred. The Mas
ter, Lewis P. Warth, extends a most cordial in
vitation to all visit ng brethren.
AT cojlimuniication of Coring
thian Lodge the Entered Apprentice Degree
will be worked. All are invited to attend. Moet
in lodge room, Grand Opera House, Twenty
third street and Eighth avenue, Thursday, April
R» public Lodge. No. 690. will confer
the M. M. Degree at its next regular communi
cation, Friday evening, April 1. th 1887, in tho
Doric Room of Masonic Temple. Visiting
brethren are cordially invited.
Henry C. Hanks.
Nob. 3 JOHN ST. and 1»2 BROADWAY.
House; No. 181 East 127th st., cor. Lexington are.,
To Let.
nodge ItooniH
In-the Grand Opera House, cor. 23d st. and Bth ave.
■ Commodious; appointin nt» fliet class: Elevator, Steam
Heat, etc. Finost lodge rooms in the city. Apply to jan
itor, or to J. ROMAINE BROWN, agent, No. 02 West
other Society Uniforms a specialty.
CAPES, $8 to $lO.
Gas, 50c.; children’s teeth extracted, 25c.; sets on rub
ber plate, $6 and upward; repairing, $1 and upward;
gold, platinum and silver fillings a specialty. $1 and up
ward; polishing teeth, sc. Silver, platina and gold
plates bought. Open evenings and Sundays. Lady in
Lodge Rooms To Let.
EASTERN STAR HALL, eor. 7th street and 3d avenue.
Inquire of H. V, Sigler, Janitor and Tyler, any evening.
WUliain IL lleatlicote,
Masonic Jewelry a S-S-reeiiilty.
No. 31 PARK HOW, WORLD BUILDING topp. 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 t lie City.
Wright’s Masonic Directory.
Na 19 Murray street, N. Y.
Ask your Tyler for it.
ACACIA, No. 327, meets first and third Tues
days, Clinton Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty
street aud Sixth avenue, Adam G. Vail, M.
George D. Sauer, Treas. Jame 8 D. Uutwater, S. W.
Frank A. Hovey, Sec. Win. IL r erre, J. W.
ADrXFHiv), No. 343.— The regular coinmu
nicationsare held on the firfet and third Tuesdays of
eacn month, at 8 o'clock, P. M., in ionic Room, Mason c
Temple. Wm. Waiiace Walker, M.
J W. Sandford, Treas. H. J. Emerson, S. W.
Win H. Jnnet. Sec. R. H. Foote, J. W.
AMERICUS, No. 535, meets first and third
Thursday eteninzs of each month, in Tuscan Room,
Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue and twenty-third st.
Daniel T. Samsun. Tie is. James S. Fraser. M.
William R. Reiyea. Sec., Samuel Picklord, S. W.
No. 3 Willett st., City. L. 11. Decker, J. W.
ARCTURUS, No. 274.—Regular eommnni
cations of Arcturus Lodge are held at Miller's Hail. No.
202 E. 86th st., S. E. cor. 3d avenue, on tlie rtrst and
third Tuesdays bt each month. Chas. A. Stevens, M.
Albion T. Slovens. Treas. Ben;. F. Ferris, S. W.
John J Becker. Sec., Bernard W. Hough, J. W.
Residence, 1,293 3d avenue, city.
BUNTING, No. 655, meets first and third
Mondays of each month, corner 124th street and Tha d
avenue. Harlem. Theodore A. Jasp r, M.
Cyrus O. Hubbell, Treas. Geo. D. Leech, S. W.
Z. T. Benson, Sec. Hubert Mufiauy, J. W.
CITY, No. 403, meets first and third Wed
nesdays of each month, at No. 33 Union Square (Decker
11. Muller, Treas. I rak L;.ru nstexn, M.
Francis Clery, Sec., ’ M. D.'.tenhoeier, S. W.
52 i ;i»t3 Ah street. S.ino.i Hower, J. W.
COPESTONE, No. 641, meeti second and
lourth Wtdnesda s of each month, at Corinthian
Rooms, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and sixth
avenue. Win. Me aul, M.
Martin Kalb, Treas. Wjn J. Mathews. S. W.
11. T. Gibson. Sec., Joseph J. Afueu, J. W.
Residence, No. 203 West 48Ui street.
CORiNTIIIAN, No. 488, ni.-ers s-'cond and
fourth Thursdays, at Grand Opera lions?, t3d street
and Bth avenue, aro P. M. F;e<E H. V:.nt unr,
Geo. Stone, Treas. Thfur-r- Eou: e.- . •'
Geo. F. Thornton, See. Aion. '-. V. ■
CRESCENT, No. 402, meets second and
fourth Thursday®, in Austin Room. Masonic Temple.
Strangers in the city and others of the craft are cor«
dially invited. Edward B. Harper, M.
Julius W. Krafft, Treas. F. H. Wall, S. 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, Treas. Geo. W. Boskowitz, S. W.
M, Kolasky, Sec. Dr. A. M. Les-er, J. W
Residence: 945 First avenue.
DIRIGO, No. 30, moots second and fourth Mon
days of each month, in Composite Rooms, Masonic
Temple. Sixth avenue and 23d street
Moritz N. Sill erstein, Treas. Aaron Morris. M.
William R. Oldroyd, Sec., L. Jacobson, S. W.
No. 67 Charlton st. A. Crozier. J. W.
EASTERN STAR, No. 227, meets on the first,
third and fifth Wednesday of each month, on N. E.
corner of Third avenue and Seventh street.
E. Loewenstein, Treas. Samuel K. Johnson, M.
John H. Meyerholz, S-. c.. Joseph Frankfort, S. W.
410 E. 79th street. Van Wyck Crozier, J. W.
EMANUEL, No. 654, meets second and
fourth Thursdays each month, at Koster A Dial's Hall,
No 117 West Twenty-third street.
Jere. H. Goldman, M.
M. Laski, Treas. Henry H. Wllzin, S. W.
Leonard Leisersohn, Sec. Win. M. Watson, J. W.
EVANGELIST, No. 600, meets first and
third Tuesdays of each month, at Masonic Temple,
Twenty-thud street and Sixth avenue
, J. M. Layman, M.
Mitchell Halliday, Treas. Wm. P. Mitchell, S. W.
Wm. J. Camier, 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.
Th™. P. Clench, Sec. E. S. King. S. W.
J. Blankenstein. Treafl. U. L. Washburn, J. W.
HIRAM, No. 449, meets first and third Fri
days of each month, at Clinton Rooms, Masonic Tern
pie, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.
, „ „ c. A. Winch. M.
J. F. Connor. Treas. G. H. Rudolph. 8. W.
J. Farrell, sec. F. J. Feeney, J. W.
INDEPENDENT, No. 18 5, meets first and
third Mondays of etch month, at German Masonic T< m
ple, East Fifteenth street. C. B. Parker, M.
_ , Lemuel Russell. 8. W.
W. Lindemeyer. Treas. Geo. B. Hebaid, J. W.
E. R. Brown, Sec., P. O. Box 3.551
KANE, No. 454.—Regulir communications
of Kane Lodge will be held on th 1 rs.. third and fifth
Tuesdays In Austin Room, Masonic T< m >le.
, T mmas E. Stewart, M.
Chas. A. Whitney, Treas. Charles F. Ulrich, S. W.
Henry W. Pcnoyar, Sec. Rollin M Morgan, J. AV.
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. Milli gan, Sec., David MeKels?v, 8. W.
■' o. 73 East 124th st. Philip Bardons, .1 W.
MONTGOMERY, No. 68, meets in the Dorio
Room, Masonic Temple, every first and third Monday
evenings, at 7:30 o’clock;
F. O. Woodruff, Treas, W. P. Worster, M. □. M.
F. W. McGowen, Sec., J. Weslev Smith, i W.
Box No. 68, Masonic Temple. Thos. J. Hardy, J. W.
MUNN, No. 100, meets on the second and
fourth Thursday evenings, at Livingston Room, Ma
s’ n c Temple. Joseph Abraham, M
L. F. Huntemann, Treas. W. E. Harwood, S. 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 Fridays each month. Davit* Newmark, M.
J. L.Voorhees. Treas. Wm Schlesinger, S.W.
E. Percival. Sec., Ben Van Leenwen, J.W.
Residence, No. 304 E. 85th street.
NEW YORK, No. 330, meets the second
and fourth Tuesdays each month, Tuscan Room, Tem
ple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.
John J. Brogan, M.
W. M. Thomas, Treas. G. W v Anderson, S. W.
J. J. Fox, Sec. Wm. IL Smith, J W.
PACIFIC, No. 233, meets first and third
Thursdays of each month, in the Tonic Room, Masonic
Hall, Sixth avenue and Twenty third street.
W. John Pullman M.
Francis McMulkin, Treas. William J. Conway, fl. W.
James Hyde, flee., William Irvine, J. W.
Address, No. 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.
Charles Lehritter, Treas. James Ferguson. S. W.
Horatio Sauds, Sec. John IJ. Bullas, J. W.
PERFECT ASHLAR, No. 604, meets first
and third Thursdays, m the Doric Room, German Ma
sonic Temple, Fifteenth street, east’of third avenue.
, _ . Moses Greenbaum, M.
L. Greenbanm, Treas. Henry Wil yon, S. W.
8. Bibo, Sec. Henry Konig, J. W.
POLAR STAR, No. 245, meets first and third
Wednesdays of each months, in lonic Room, German
Magouic Temple, No. 22U East Fifteenth street.
„ ~ , George A. Harkness, M.
Guy Culgin, Treas. Wm. H. Miller, Jr. S.W.
W. 8. Lightbody, flee. B. A. Carlan, J. W.
first and third Thursdays in each month, at Composite
Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth
S. J. Broun, 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, third
and fi.th Tuesday afternoons each month, at 1:30 P.M.,
at Tuscan Roum, Masonic Temple. Visitors are always
welcome. Myron A. Decker, M.
Martin Papst, Treas. John E. Morse. S. W.
Lawrence O’Reilly, See. Wm. H. Livingston, J. W.
first, third and fifth Wednesdays of each me nth, 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.
AL. in Livingston Room, Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue
and Twenty third street.
TUcudre Reeves, Treas. Wm. Helms, M.
Edgar Kirby, Sec. Chas. Davis, S. W.
For. Dept. N. Y. P. 0. T. F. Russell. J. W.
VERITAS, No. 734, meets every second
and font th Tuesdays, at Grand Op< ra House, 23d
street and •'•th ave. James N. Johnston, M.
Richard Koch, Treas. Dan. C. Springs’eel, 8. W.
P. M. John W. Sokel, Sec. Dunham Emery, J. W.
WASHINGTON, No. 21, meets on the first
and third Tuesdays of each nwntb, at No. 289 Bleecker
street (Dixon’s Building).
Jos. Morrison, Treas. Irving Hazelton, M.
Jas. S. Foote, Sec., J. IL Maltes, S. W.
74 Broadway. IL J. Freeman, J. W.
WORTH, No. 210, meets second and fourth
Mondays of each month, in I’orie Room, German Ma
sonic Temple, No. 220 East Fifteenth street.
John J. Burchell, M.
Edward J. Fearon, Treas Thomas P. Dolles, S. W.
Geo. W. Gonnor. Sec., Elmer E. Fe stel, J. W.
Care of Fearon & Jenks, No. 158 South street.
ADELPHIC, No. 158, . meets 2d and 4th
Wednesdays of each month, in Egyptian Room, Ma
sonic Temple. P. G. Benjamin, 11. P
J. V. Kirby, Treas. R. S. Larason, K.
Wm. H Innet, Sec., H. J. Emersou,Scribe.
Res., 102 Sixth avenue.
AMERICUS, No. 215. meets the third
Tuesday of each month, in the Egyptian Rooms. Ma
sonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.
Wm. H Adams, Treas. Christopher Johnson, 11. P.
Oscar G. Ablstrom, 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-thiid street and Sixth avenue.
Wm. Henry Smith. H. P,
F. Oscar Woodruff, Treas. Sam’l M. Perkins, K.
Frank Magee. Sec., Miles W. Goodyea *, S.
238 Greenwich street.
STANDARD, No. 252, meets first, third and
filth Saturday ef each month, at Decker Building, No.
33 Union Square.
J, P. Clark, King. E. Ringer, H. P.
Wm. Stoi), Scribe. A. P. Lockwood. Sec.,
R. J. Black, Treas. No. 719 Fifth st., city
UNION CHAPTER, No. ISO, stated convo
cations second and fourth Saturday?, at the Taber
nacle, No. 161 Eighth avenue, noitheast corner cl
Eighteenth street.
Wm.|J. McDonald, Trea?, Wm. Hall, IL P.
John Hoole, Fee . Alex. W. Murray, K.
No. 63 Bleecker street. George Miller, 8.
ADELPHIC, No. 59 (mounted), meets m con
clave second Thursday of each month, at Masonic Tem
ple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.
Wm. Wai lace. Walker, 0.
J. W. Sanford. Treas. J. O’Neil, G.
W. H. Innet. Red. V. Molt, C. G.
CONSTANTINE, No. 48, assembles in stated
conclave the fourth Tuesday oi each month, at their
asylum, 130th street and Third avenuo,
William H. De Graaf, C.
A. M. Underhill, Treas. IV. L. Che ter, G.
J. I. Conklin, Jr., Recorder. J. B. Lawrence, C. G.
C<EUli DE LION, No. 23, assembles in conclave
Second Friday of each month, at Masonic Temple,
Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue.
Wm. Ulis Munroe, C.
Edwin R. McCarty, Treas. Thomas B. Inness, G.
Charles W. Sy, R c. Corelius Waydell, C. Gk
IVANHOE, No. 36, assembles in conclave third
Friday each month, bauk building, Fourteenth street
and Fourth avenue H. S. Sandeison, E. C.
E. C. Harwood, M. D., G
Joseph F. Waring, C. (i
William H, Peckham, Treas.
William S. Hemming, Hoc., 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. IL Gillespie, Gen.
U. 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. 11. I itzwilson, D. M. Joseph B. Eakins, M.
N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. <-‘eo. W. Van Buskirk, S. W.
Win. S. Paterson, Sec., Charles A. Benedict, J. W.
No. ICO Reade street.
SALEM OF NEW YORK CITY, u.eeta at Consistorial
Chambers, Masonic Temple, on the third Saturday of
every month, atBP. M.
E. Porter Cooley, D. M. Stephen D. Affleck, M.
Martin Kalb, Ire;'s. George Wood. S. W. ».
Wm. 8. Paterson, Sec., G. W. Van Buskirk, J. W.
No, 100 Reade street.
NEW YORK CITY meets at Cons’sterial ( hambers,
Masonic Temple, ou the fourth Saturday of every
month, at BP. M. James W. Bowden. M.
Charles A. Benedict, Orator. John S. King, S. W.
N. Ponce de Leon. Treas. Thomas Moore, J. W.
Wm. 8. Paterson,' Sec., No. 100 Reade street.
CITY. 8. P. R. 8.. meets at Consistorial Chambers, Ma
tonic Temple, when specially convened.
Charles H. Heyzer, Ist L. C. C. T. McClenachan, Com.
Joseph M. Levey, Treas. Geo. W. Millar. 2d L’. C.
Wm. 8. Paterson, Sec., Wm. D. Garrison, M. S.
No. 1W Reade st.
MECCA TEMPLE, A. A. 0., holds its ses
sions at Masonic Temple, New York city, on the :eas:
day of every Mohammedan month, of which due notice
will be given. Walter M. Fleming, Grand Potentate.
a. W. Peters, Chief Babban.
FhiUpC. Benjamin, As>i»tant Rabban.
Charles IL Hey/.er. High Priest.
Joseph B. Eauins, Director.
Wm. 8. Paterson, Grand Recorder, No. 100 Reade st.
COMMONWEALTH, No. 409, meets every
Tuesday, at eight o'clock, at Commonwealth Hall, No.
317 Washington street, over the Brooklyn Post oilice.
Theo. \. Taylor, Treas. John W. Evans. M.
E. J. Campbell, Sec., E. F. Gordon, S. W.
P. O. Box Jio, 161, Edwin Knowles, J.W.
NASSAU, No. 109, meets first, third and
fifth Wednesoavs oi each month, at Masonic Hall,
301 and 306 Fulion street, Brooklyn.
P. Fred. Lenhart, 11. P.
Robert Black, Treas. Wm. A. Bennet. K,
C. P. Marrat. Sec.. P. A. J. S.
26 Vesey st., N. Y.
DE WITT CLINTON, No. 27, meets in as
»einblv on tie second, lounh, and fifth Tuesdays of
each month, al Nos. 87, 89 and 9i Broadway Drook
hn E D. Juan B. Arci, (.
T. J. Kclmrferiberg, Treas. Wm. H. Bryant, G.
8. T. \Va;« ihvu e, Rec. Geo. B. chill.u. C. G.
ASCiS .r i.cgpt.so Bcirrns;! rite.
J TICK Aucienl Ace<P-‘d Scoiii-h Rite, Val.vy of BrooS
hn Re oh”’ «omm»»>.e- tt ns me he don rhe second
i -Oav < f <ach muulb. m No< 38 and in Court - treet.
1 •* ‘Wayian-I Trask, T. P. G. M.
’ _v.»; ks.a -, or. • reas. Jthu W. Richardson. Deputy.
; 'wko ;, sec.. Ldwin KnoWies.S. W.
■: James Stuart Giilen, J. W.
A Worthy Vetbban.—The following flora fta
London Fi-eemason will interest many New,
Bro. Capt. Philips, P. G. D., was on Batorday*
last the recipient of a very interesting presenta
tion, at the hands of Bro. Theo. H. Tilton, Past
District Grand Master of New York. It consistent
of a handsome jewel, of the Society of Masonic:
Veterans of New York, of which Bro. T. H. Til
ton is a member. During the past Summer tho
then representative ot the Grand Lodge of Eng
land at the Grand Lodge of New York, Bro.
Goodall, whose death wo last week had the mel
ancholy duty to announce, was in company
with Bro. Tilton, the guest of the Master and
officers of the Drury Lane Lodge, and at thak
meeting be expressed a desire to propose Bro.
Capt. Philips as an honorary member of the So
ciety of Veterans. Election ioliowed, as a mat
ter of course, and one ol the last Maeonio acts:
of our worthy Bro. Goodall was to send the cer
tificate of membership with an intimation that!
the jewel of the society would follow. Bro. Til
ton, to whom the duty of presenting the jewel
was confided, carried out the wishes of his de
ceased friend by procuring a very handsome
jewel, on which was tlie following inscription:
“Presented to Ven. Bro. Capt. N. G. Philips, P.
G. D., by Ven. Bro. Theo. H. Tilton, P. D. G. M.
Now York, Doe. 14, 1886.”
Bro. Tilton, in making the presentation, con
gratulated Bro. Philips ou becoming identified
with American Freem isonry, and expressed the
pleasure he felt in having the privilege of being
the medium of conveying to him, not only the,
emblem o! their society, but the hearty good
wishes of the members.
Bro. Capt. Philips expressed his thanks for
the honor conferred, and said he should place
it among his moat valued Masonic treasures.
We may mention that bro. Tilton placed hist
own jewel in the bands of Bro. George Kenning
to produce an exact copy, and the result was a
perfect reproduction, which gave the greatest
Mobe About Diarrre.—Our esteemed con
temporary, the Masonic llonie Journa', quotes
from one ol our recent articles thus:
“There cannot be a reasonable doubt as to
the soundness ot the opinion expressed by the
New Vork Dispatch, to this effect: ‘That tho
vote of the lodge granting a dimit instantly dis
solves the membership; but we are not so surp
about this proposition: That an instantaneous
and unanimous reconsideration would effect
nothing, because you cannot affiliate members
that way.’ ”
And then goes on to say:
“me law governing co. voce votes is, that
at least during the same sitting and before the
decision has gone out ; a vote may be reconside
ered. In case of demits there aj-e good argu
ments to be offered on both sides of the ques
Wo fraternally reiterate the above opinion,’
about which our contemporary says there can
not be a reasonable doubt. Look at it in this
way: A brother applies in open lodge tor a
dimit. The Master ie duly informed that tbo
brother has paid all dues and demands and
that there are no charges pending against him.
The question is then put to the lodge: “Shall
the request of the brother be granted ?” and if
the vote be in the affirmative the’ Master musk ;
declare the request granted and the applicant
dimitted. W’o insist that this declaration meana
just what it says, and that when pronounced tbo
membership is then and there as completely
severed as though it had never existed. This
being the fact, it is clear that no motion to re
consider can be iu order, neither at the same
communication nor at any other, and we shall
be glad to hear a valid reason to the contrary.
The Emphasis of Silence,—The power oE
pause is wonderful. Even in the brevities of
daily speech, in the unpremeditated colloquies
of friends and in tlio brief ejaculations ot tran
sient feelings, the pause is a great reinforce
ment ot impression. The song of a bird is saidl
to be a warble and a stillness.'’ The silence is
a part ot the strain it interspaces. It gives'
depth, sweetness and permanency to ths
melody. Hours of retirement, days of absenco
and other pauses of sickness or enforced idle
ness which God interjects into our busy lives,
gives significance to' all the rest, Just as the
pause of the speaker gives dearness to ilia
thought and persuasiveness to his appeal.
The most emphatic silence of human life, the*
tenderest reinforcement of its melody « thati
which death makes. This is the supreme crisis,
the full pause that gives august and solemn
meaning to all that has gone before. As the
sound of bells that have rung their evening
chime lingers to haunt the ear of the listener,
so the memories of the dear departed—hie face
and voice suddenly changed-live in their old
time distinctness
-Sweet as remembered kisses, after death.”
We, on the hither side o! the narrow river,
are watching and waiting till we, too, shall close
life's melody with death’s emphatic pause.—
Forbearance.—lf iu anything the influence of
Masonic teachings should lie felt, it is in re
straining brethren from engaging in disputes
and wrangliugs. Masons ere taught to make
allowances lor each other, to be forbearing and
forgiving, not cold, hard and vindictive, as too
mnuy people uro in this present world. It does
not pay to nurse injuries or cherish resent
ments; the hotter way is, even when there is a
strong feeling of grievance, to pass by the af
front, to forgive and forget, and thus show the
grace ol a noble and magnanimous soul. Dis
putes in a Masonic lodge sometimes arise-front
very trifling causes. Divisions arise, the mem
bers are alienated oue from another, all be
cause o! some question ot method, some per
sonal interest, or other matter of no great im
portance. All such trouble may be avoided by
the exercise ol forbearance-by the making ol
allowances for each other—ami tlie cultivating
o; the graces and virtues which belong to a true
Masonic character.—freeinasoiis’ Aeposdorj/.
Piatt Lodge, No. 193.—Beloved, W.
Ero. Emmett is oue of the best Master’s, and
such was shown to be the fact by the large at
tendance, not only by his own members, but
also by the great number o! rosout and Pasts
Masters, ou Thursday, 7th inst. He passed four
of his Entered Apprentices to the bellow Craft
Degree, in a very crediUs io md impressive
manner, assisted by sueh good workers as W.
Bros. Baum and Cohn, of 1 manual, both acting
tbo S. D. parts, as well as Geo. Lawrance, Mas
ter of lonic, who presented the tools, 'fher
were also present in the . ast, W. Bros. Reilly
lonic; Pope, Geo. Washington: Davis, Excel
aior: Barber, of Ancient Landmark, Buffalo,
former Master of this lodge, and I rankel, Mas- ■
ter of Darcy, who received a special and kindly
•Evangelist Lodge, No. 600, conferred
tbo Second Degree ou Tuesday lest in some of
its old-time style. A large attendance ot the
brethren greeted W. Bro. Layman when tbo
opening hour arrived. The work was well ren
dered, aud the 8. D., Bro. Charles Skeat, de
monstrated bis ability to display the M. 0. in a
most creditable manner. The next communi
cation will be ou the 19th inst.; the Third De
gree will be conferred, and many distinguished ■
brethren will be present. Brethren one and all
will be welcomed. W. Bro. Layman keeps the
latchstring outside the door,
Abctubub Lodge, No. 274, has again,
met with a great bereavement in the lose of an
old and respected member, Bro. Thomas G.
Williamson, principal of Grammar School No.
10, whoso death was caused by an accident on
the stairs of the elevated road, at Ninety-ninth
street and Third avenue, on Wednesday eve
ning last. Ho will bo buried with Masonic hon
ors ; the services to be held at the Collogiata
Reformed Church, at Harlem, 121st street, near
Third avenue, to-day, at 4P. M. Members of,
the fraternity invited to attend. i
Kane Lodge, No. 454.—This lodgA
has busy times in store. Friday evening next,:
it. W. Joseph J. Little will be tendered a recep
tion and presentation, and on the fifth inst, the
H. W. Bro. will superintend the official visit of 1
M. W. Frank R. Lawrence, and officers to the
Sixth Masonic District, through Sylvan Grove
Lodge, No. fi7s. This ie expected to be one ot
the marked events of the year, and we ieel as
sured tbat R. W. Bro. little will accomplish hia
share of the work with all due courtesy.
This is Good. —If there is one thing
that has destroyed harmony in our lodges and
between members, it is the want ol a' sense ol
pecuniary obligation so often found among'
brethren. Many think that if they can join the
Masons they will prosper, because Masons are
bound to help each other. If such failed to sup
port themselves before they were made Masons,-
they grew worse after joining a lodge. We have
known Masons to demand a credit because they
were Masons, when, 11 they were not Masons,
they could not even ask credit >or a pipe of to
bacco. We have heard indolent brothers com
plain against those who had worked hard and
saved something oi this world’s goods, because
they re used to give credit or divide with tbesa
sbiltless fellows.
And what forehanded Mason is there that hae
not met with such things. If an applicant can
not support himseP, or is not 'lo ng so in some
creditable occupation, when be asks to join a
lodge, he should bo rejected. If he seeks to
become a Mason with the hope or expectancy
that the brethren will feed and clothe' him,
whether he works or not, as no doubt some do,
ho should be re'erred to the almshouse, for that
is the place be is bunting. Vi e have known
cases where such applicants were indnstribue
enough to get into a lodge, but never enough so
afterward to make a creditable living; but such
caeca are, fortunately, not numerous.—Bro. N.
Lkttehs. —Tonc.hing th* correspond
ence received by Masonic officials, Grand Secre
tary V heeler, ol Conn., has the following:
Not long since wo received a letter from a
western Mason inqnlr ng about his “ test girl ”
residing here, in Hartford. He seemed to bo
exceedingly worried, iu consequence of not re
ceiving letters. Ho said lie became acquainted!
with her through a Iri-n 1: had never scan her:
that he had written twice, ami slio once; that
she was a widow, and he v i .bed to know it ebo
had' any children: :.lso, any other information I
I could furnish
He also assured mo that he was a Mason is
“ good standing,” etc , and having no doubt
about that, 1 decided no': to interfere, a widow
! bem r concerned; pro erring that he remain as
lie was—in good standing, if any one could
have read bis letter, they would eeasoto wonder
« by the correspon ilenee w.-s broken off between
i him and bis beat girl, it would provoke a smile
' ou the face of a mule, and make a horse

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