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/ DVEBTISJtMKNTS fOT the MASONIC I>E TAH'iMENT to secure tlicir insertion, must be i<n in by TWO O’CLOCK. P. M., Friday. THE VICTORIES OF PEACE. Grand Master Lawrence, in opening hisanlM al address last year, said: •• The year has been one of prosperity. Peace has been within our walls; under the blessing of Almighty God wo have been permitted to pur sue our labors, as for generations past, in nar aueny and in happiness.” A review of the Masonic year now drawing to a close will reveal a similar state of affairs, and demonstrate that not only has the year been peaceful and happy, but that under the vigilant and judicious direction of our Grand Master the benefits to be expected, when, in harmony, the vast brotherhood of the State devotes its en ergies to the accomplishment of a worthy cause, are ours. Crippled, in a measure, by the depressing ef fects ol an enormous debt, the less energetic, like the indifferent, were becoming disheartened and disposed to let bettor days and brighter hopes come or stay away, as fate might determine. At this juncture, when the fraternity most needed a faithful and energetic leader to marshal our hosts out of the gloom of debt, doubt and dis tress, God set him in the lore-front, and through him we have tn the briel period of two years re lieved the cra t of at least two-thirds of its accu mulated financial responsibility, and the pharos that points the way to freedom from money claims on our Temple is in sight, burning fer vently, and assuring us that with the same steady hand nt the helm, and a continuance of the same harmony and devotion, we shall soon enter upon the second phase of our work with such willing hands and loving hearts as shall make the end crown the beginning, with a tri umph beyond the hopes of the most sanguine, when M. W. Bro. Lawrence began his self-im posed task. Shall we stop now at the very turn of the tide that so evidently leads on to fortune ? Shall we chill the ardor of the workers and dash from the lips of the aged, the widow and the little ones the cup which cheers them with fond anticipa t one and show to the world that our fraternity, having put its band to the plow.ie now to cease its operations and leave them to be only the children of hope ? God forbid 1 Peace reigns; all our relations with the outer world and with our peers within the brother hood are of the most satisfactory nature, and therefore nothing need turn ns from the steady forward motion which pervades our ranks and presages the success of our undertaking. Steady on the right,” brethren; no waver ing, no lagging, no change of direction, but for ward, ever forward, until the angel of victory awards us the laurel wreath and the still, small voice of approving conscience says, “Well done 1” Like thousands of others who have long wrought in the quarries of Masonry, the writer et these lines feels that a somewhat lengthened life is now drawing to a close: the signs are in the Western Sky that betoken the coming ol rest, and when the order comes he trusts to obey as becomes a man and a Mason; but mean while he will be found in the ranks side by side with those who forget all minor considerations that the cause may not be hindered or impeded and that the Great Architect may be glorified and M'asonry exalted. Be urged then, brethren, to see to it that there bo no breaking of ranks, no change of purpose, no listening to the siren voice that suggests iailure. “In the lexicon ot youth which fate reserves lor a bright manhood, there’s no such word as fail. ’ Column forward I INDEPENDENT LODGE, NO. 185. The regular communication of this lodge last Monday evening, the 2d inst., was an unusually pleasant affair. There was a lull attendance of members and a large number of visiting breth ren. First came R. W. Bro. Frederick A. Burn ham, Chief Commissioner of Appeals of the Grand Lodge, followed by R. W. Bro. John F. Collins, D. D. G. M. of the Fourth District. Then came a largo delegation of brethren from Hiram Lodge, No. 17, of Jersey City, headed by W. Bro. Dixon, the Master, and W. Bro. Leath ers, P. M., together with several officers of the lodge. B. W. Bro. Burnham addressed the brethren in eloquent terms on the subject of the Hall and Asylum Fund, and was much pleased to learn that the lodge is actively and earnestly engaged in the good work, having is sued bonds which are being rapidly taken up by the brethren. As a proof of his appreciation of the efforts of the brethren, R. W. Bro. Burnham purchased and paid for one of the bonds; and after in specting it, he presented it to the lodge and re quested that it be canceled. This generous and praiseworthy action ot the distinguished broth er was greeted with applause, and had the ef fect of stimulating the sale of bonds, for in the course of a few minutes nearly every brother in the room was the possessor of one. The First Degree was conferred in full form on four candidates. The L. 8. was presented by R. W. Bro. Burnham, and the W. T. by R. W. Bro. Collins, in the eloquent style for which both of these brethren are distinguished. Alter the lodge closed the brethren repaired to Bro. Chris Vootb’s hotel, where a collation had been prepared, to which ample justice was done, and a pleasant hour was passed in the in terchange of fraternal sentiment, music, recita tions, Ac., including some very amusing illus trations by one ol the Jersey brethren, Bro. Bar bour, the celebrated ventriloquist. At the next communication, on May 16th, the Third Degree will be conferred, on which occa sion W. Bro. William Harrison, one of the old Past Masters, will preside. POLAR STAR LODGE, NO. 245. R. W. Bro. Wright D. Pownall, D. D. G. M. of the Fifth Masonic District, on Wednesday, the 4th inst., wound up his official duties, previous to the expiration of his term, with a visit to Polar Star, and he made this a memorable event by inviting all the W. M.’a and P. M.’s to accompany him on this occasion. Twenty re sponded. W. Bro. George A. Harkness, the Master, after receiving R. W. Bre. Richardson, Grand Senior Deacon, and extending to him the honors due his distinguished rank, attended to the District Deputy, and headed by the Masters ot the Dis trict, who were marshaled by W. Bro. Brad burn, P. M. of Excelsior, standing in rows on each aide of the altar. A short welcome, and the Deputy also received the attention due him as the representative of the Grand Master. He addressed the lodge in his finely modulated voice, which necessarily draws his listeners to ward him with undivided interest, saying that be ended his ofiieial duties for the term, with this visit; that he was glad that his efforts were so successfully crowned, and extending his ac knowledgements to the brethren of this lodge and to the Masters of the district. He also spoke of the matter of the Hall and Asylum Fund, stating that in this district, out of twenty-nine lodges twenty-four had paid up, four bad promised to de so within a few months, and but one has unequivocally decided not to participate in the benefits accruing thereby, but ho hoped even that one lodge would look to iheir own interest and fall into line, so that by ths ending of the year the district be like the Third in Brooklyn, free and clear. As a matter of figures, $34,000 is the amount in the district, of which $23,000 has been paid, and about $2,600 above the quota as extra contributions by breth len and lodges. R. W. Bro. Pownall concluded his very able address with an injunctive prayer to the breth ren to be charitable in their words and actions relating to Masonic and fraternal matters, inas much as charity is the great capstone of the institution we so much love. W. Bro. Harkness then conferred the First Degree upon a candidate seeking light, and he did it with unsurpassed perfection. R. W. Bro. Richardson presented the apron very impres sively, and R. W. Bro. Pownall the working tools. It is useless to say that this brother hardly finds his peer in any work which be is called to perform. There were present W. Bro. Carter, Master, and W. Bro. Freeman, P. M., ot Mechanic Lodge, and the following Masters and Past Masters of the district: George Burnham, Jr., ot Excelsior; J. W. Jenkins, of Chancellor Wal worth; H. 8, Herman, ot Mt. Neboh; Charlea Emmett, of Piatt; Joseph Abrams, of Munn; A. Edward Taylor, of Constitution; R. Graham, ol Templar; John J. Burchell, of Worth; John G. McKirdy, of Cyrus; Max. Frankel, ot Darcy; Corneliue B. Parker, of Independent; James Rutter, of Charter Oak; Robert Lee, Jr., of Lebanon, and Past Masters Bagbeo, Maxfield, Thompson and Bradburn. The lodge, after the close of this very instruc tive and interesting communication adjourned to refreehments, with which they were amply supplied. COMMONWEALTH LODGE. NO. 409. Last Tuesday, the 3d Inst., this lodge con ferred the Second Degree in full form, W. Bro. Evans, the Master, presiding. There were pres ent R. W. Bro. Theodore A- Taylor, the D. D. G. M ; R. W. Bro. James M. Fuller, P. D. D. G. M.; W. Bros. Palmer and Pearsall, ot Common wealth, and Harper, of United States Lodge. On next Tuesday, May 10, R. W. Bro. Theo dore A. Taylor, D. D. G. M., will make his official visit to Commonwealth Lodge. This will be his last official visit prior to the meeting of the Grand Lodge in June, he having previously visited all the other lodges in his district and reserved his own lodge for the last. This being the case, there will be no work on that occasion, but the evening will be devoted to social inter course and the interchange of fraternal cour tesies. Elaborate preparations have been made with a view to making the event an enjoyable one. W. Bro. John W. Evans, the genial and courteous Master, has extended a cordial invi tation to visiting brethren, and it is expected that every lodge in the Third Masonic District will be represented by their officers and delega tions, together with brethren from other dis tricts and several officers of the Grand Lodge, who will join with Old Commonwealth in doing honor to the faithful brother who has labored so energetically and so suocess ully to make his own lodge and his own district the banner lodge and district of the Empire State. EMANUEL LODGE, No. 654. On Thursday, April 23th, W. Bro. Jeremiah Goldman had a very gratifying attendance in his lodge, which convenes at Koster & Bial’s, opposite the Masonic Temple. The work was the Third degree, which was given in a fluent and commendable manner. R. W. Bro. George Hayes, D. D. Grand Master of the Eighth District, paid his official visit, and expressed his satisfaction that this lodge had resolved to pay the debt, but, owing to the pro tracted absence of the two trustees, the money could not be drawn from the bank, but is, no doubt by this time in the bauds of the Grand Master. There were present on thia occasion W. Bro. Hirsch, Master of Mount Moriah Lodge; W. Bro. McGrath, Master of Concord ; W. Bro. Charles Emmett, Mister of Piatt; W. Bro. Fred. Hartenstein, Master of City; W. Bro. Law rance, Master of lonic; W. Bro. M. Frankel, Master of Darcy, and the Master of a lodge in West Hoboken, N. J. As usual with this lodge, after their labors they enjoyed elaborate and cheering refreshments, on which occasion the witty element that abounds in this lodge had its full sway. _ _ EUREKA LODGE, NO. 243. After the opening exercises by Bro. Sellers, the Senior Warden, the W. M., Bro. George Baker, who had been detained by illn.es, was announced, and conducted the lodge in its fur ther work. The Second Degree was conferred in that masterly style for which our distin guished Bro. Baker is so well known in the cir cles oi the mystic tie. W. Bro. George Burn ham, oi Excelsior Lodge, was there on a visit, as also W, Bro. Louis Stumps, of Metropolitan, and Max Mankel of Darcy, and Bro. Fellow Craft Trueman, A. Merriman and Morrison Smith, an electrician with the great Edison, both of Metropolitan Lodge. Bro. M. is the re nowned member of Congress from New York, and will make the occasion of his receiving the Third Degree in Metropolitan Lodge, next Thursday, one of the memorable events of his Masonic and personal life. Several well-kuown high officials from Washington have, we under stand, promised to be on hand. HUMBOLDT LODGE, NO. 512. An emergent communication on Wednesday, the 4th inst., informed the brethren of this large lodge, that their W. M., Bro. H. Stein berg, died after a short illness of a few days. Vigorous and strong as the deceased always was, this news took the members by surprise. Hie funeral services were conducted by R. W. D. D. G. Master Intemann, of the German district. With solemn words he announced to those pres ent, the fact of the bereavement of not only this lodge, but also to the bereaved widow and her eight sorrowing children, and impor tuned the Past Masters to hold the hand of fos tering care over the desolate mourners. With these words he ordered the salute for the mem ory of the dead, a funeral dirge was sung, aud the Ifov. Bro. Waterman, Chaplain of King Solo mon’s Lodge, spoke very feelingly. The breth ren were moved to tears, and, in closing, offered up a prayer to the Almighty God for the lodge, the brethren and the bereaved family in this, their hour of sorrow. R. W. Bro. Intemann, arm-in-arm with W. Bro. Steeg, of King Solo mon, and W. Bro. Motz, of Goethe Lodge, in a procession of 150 brethren, moved to the house of mourning and from thence accompanied the remains of the good Master to the grave. There were present Masters of most of the German and also of several English-speaking lodges, and the Dispatch condoles with the officers and members of Humboldt Lodge for their sad and irreparable lose. ST. CECILE LODGE, NO. 568. This well known lodge at its stated communi cation on Tuesday last, conferred the E. A. Degree on three candidates, in the Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple. The ceremonies were the more interesting from the fact that one ol the candidates was the sou of W. Bro. Myron A. Decker, the present Master. The new quartette, assisted by Bro. Castle, under the able leader ship of Bro. Chase, the director of singing, chanted their part of the service, together with the aria from Hayden’s “ Creation." In addi tion to fine recitations by Bro. Govan, W. Bro. Latham, a viola solo by W. Bro. Jaceby, the Halleluiah Chorus was beautifully rendered by a lull military band, and organ accompaniment by Bro. G. W. Morgan. The brethren, especi ally the numerous visitors, expressed their satisfaction in the strongest manner possible, and hoped they would be as well entertained at future communications, of which there is no doubt. The Second Degree will be conferred upon four E. A‘e. on Tuesday, May 17, when a great musical and dramatic treat may be expected. Visitors are at all times welcome. We say, prosperity to St. Cecile, and may it centinue to thrive as it has from the beginning of this year. TRUE CRAFTSMAN’S LODGE, NO. 651. Alter fifteen years’ occupation of the prem ises in West Twenty-third street, this popular lodge has changed its locale to the new rooms in East Fifty-seventh street, between Second and Third avenues, adjoining the "Cafe Loegling,” where, on Wednesday next, at 5:30 P. M., a special communication will be held, and in the evening, at eight, the work will be continued. W. Bro. M. J. Lichtenberg, who has so nobly earned, and will doubtless attain high grand honors in the near future, will extend the right hand of fellowship in that "right royal greet ing” which pertains only to the faithful in the grand mission of “Peace on earth and good will toward men.” W. Bro. L. is one pi the low to whom we beg to acknowledge devotion and loyalty in all that pertains to the “ Brotherhood of Man.” MECHANIC LODGE, NO. 31. This lodge will meet at their new quarters on next Tuesday, 10th inst., when the First Degree i will be conferred. R. W. John F. Collins will ! preside in the third section, and the Master, W. Bro. Carter, cordially invites brethren to at tend. This being the first night in their new rooms, extra efforts will be made to make things pleasant for visitors. Mechanic Lodge is entering upon a new era of prosperity, and we trust will be suesessml in their new lodge rooms at the old " Chimney Cor ner.” NEW YORK DISPATCH, MAY 8, 1887. ARCANA, NO. 346. This fine eld lodge last evening met at its new quarters, the Clinton Room, Masonic Temple, on which occasion there was a goodly assembly of the brethren, During the pro ceedings of the initiation of candidates, the Grand Muter, M. W. Bro. Frank B. Lawrence, accompanied by R. W. Bro. W. D, Pownall and B. W. Bro. L. I. Belloni, Jr., was announced. Work was suspended and a cordial greeting accorded to the visitors by the W. IL, Bro. Van Benschoten. After eengratulating the lodge on its pros perity, the Grand Master expressed his thanks or the cordial support given him in hie great effort to liquidate the debt on the Hall and Asylum Fund. He was followed by R. W. Bro. Pownall, also in a congratulatory spirit. After they had retired work was resumed. We congratulate Arcana upon their return to the Temple, and hope they may advance in the future as they have done in the last two years, “ only more so.” They have changed their night of meeting from the first and third Tues days to the first and third Mondays. Brethren will take notice and govern themselves accord ingly. At the next communication the Second De gree will be conferred, and perhaps also the Third Degree. Brethren are cordially invited. BROOKLYN LODGE, NO. 288. Last Sunday, the Ist of May, this lodge per formed the solemn duty of paying the last tribute of respect to a deceased member, Bro. James A. Palmer, a prominent lawyer, and for merly secretary of the lodge for several years. The brethren assembled at the lodge rooms and proceeded to the late residence of the brother, and from thence to Cypress Hills Cemetery, where the Masonic funeral services were conducted by W. Bro. Charles M. Stafford, the Master, with Bro. Richard Dykeman acting as chaplain. On next Friday, May 13, this lodge will con fer the Third Degree. Visitors are cordially in vited. PERSONAL. Charles Rooms We are happy to announce the return ot General Itoome from his Southern trip in greatly improved health and spirits. His reception by the brethren of all degrees, at all peints visited, was cordial jn the extreme, and will lend a pleasant flavor to his memory of the trip. May the All Father continue to be gra cious unto him. R. W. Bao. Wrioht D. Pownall, the D. D. G. M. of the Fifth Masonic District, has been a bard worker in the cause of the Hall and Asy lum Fund. He has visited, argued, and written for it, aud in some cases has contributed ot his own means funds of lodges, in order to help them to pay their quota of the debt and to stimulate them to greater exertions. Many o' the lodges acknowledge that but for his visits and his urgent and eloquent appeals, they would still be behind in their payments. It is pleasant to note that he has been so far suc cessful, that it is expected nearly every lodge in his district will have paid their quota before the meeting of the Grand Lodge in June. Bro. Andy Horn, the genial proprietor of the Cosmopolitan hotel, corner of East Broadway and Catharine street, one evening last week en tertained a number of well-known brethren with a luxury known as “ bock sausages,” with the liquid concomitants thereunto belonging, all ol which wore pronounced good, as is every thing which ho dispenses. Alter a pleasant hour or two, the guests separated, with the unanimous opinion that Bro. Andy knows how to keep a hotel. Bn-'. George Bechtel, the well-known Staten Island brewer, expects to be a "grass wid ower ” for a lew months to come, his family having sailed for Europe yesterday, in the Bre men line steamship '• Werra,” accompanied by Miss Maggie, the charming daughter of Bro. Andrew Horn. It is hoped that Bro. Bechtel’s friends will rally to his support and use all their efforts to prevent him from becoming per manently inconsolable. R. W. Bro. Frederick A. Burnham, Chief Commissioner of Appeals of the Grand Lodge, was formerly D. D. G.M. ior the Filth Masonic District, and was very popular with all of the lodges. Occasionally he visits unofficially some of the lodges in his old district, where his wel come presence is always the signal for hearty applause and a cordial greeting from the breth ren. W. Bro. Walter Lindbmeybb, the genial P. M. and Treasurer of Independent Lodge, has returned Irom a long business tour, in the course of which he traveled over a large ex panse of territory, extending from Minnesota to Texas, and taking in the Southern States on his return homeward. Judging by his appear ance, traveling must agree with him, for he looks the very picture of health. He was heartily welcomed by the brethren of the lodge, with all ol whom he is very popular. Appointed.—E. W. Bro. John R. Schlick, formerly Grand Junior Deacon, Past Grand Marshal and P. D. D. G. M. of our Grand Lodge, has been appointed Trustee ot the Hall and Asylum Fund, in place of R. W. Bro. V\ il liam D. Nichols, resigned. This appointment seems to give great satislactiou, as the brother named is well-known for his urbanity, kindness and readiness to do any duty which would fur ther the interest of our great institution, and we congratulate the Graud Master, not only lor finding the right man for the right place, but also for the fact that all appointed offices at his command have been successfully filled with very efficient and painstaking craftsmen. Excelsior Lodge, No. 195, over which W. Bro. Geo. Burnham, Jr., presides in so able a manner, announces that to-morrow (Monday) he will confer the Master Mason Degree on lour F. C., on which occasion many distinguished brethren will be present. In W. Bro. Burnham we recognize one ol those iaitbtul workers in the crait who deserve well ol the good wish of every Mason who rejoices in the glory of our great institution. Darcy Lodge, No. 187, will pass to the Second Degree on Monday.(to-morrow) Sth inst., on five Entered Apprentices. W. Bro. M. Frankel, the Master, invites all his friends irom sister lodges, and calls attention to the fact that the Senior Deacon. Bro. Thomas E. O’Brien, after a severe illness, will make this a special occasion to recite the M. C. work in an unex celled manner. Worth Lodge, No. 210, will hold a regular communication to-morrow evening, May 8, and will probably confer tho First De gree. At every communication of this gallant old lodge there may be found a certain coterie of genial gentlemen, who are always happy to extend a cordial welcome to visitors. Brethren, take notice and govern yourselves accordingly. Chancellor Walworth Lodge, No. 271, will again work the Master Mason’s Degree on Wednesday, May lltb, on five F. C.’e. This lodge is one of the busiest in the jurisdiction, and has work enough ahead for many months ; but there is hardly a Master in the city who takes grsater pride in the affaire of his lodge than our good friend, W. Bro. J. W. Jenkins. Beethoven Lodge, No. 661, will, on Tuesday, the 17th inst., hold a lodge of sorrow, in the German Masonic Temple, Brothers who have notryet witnessed the solemn rites of this, but very rarely occurring service, are informed that the Worshipful Master, Bro. O. Cahn, will try to accommodate all who wish to be present. Copestone Lodge, No. 641.—0 n Wed nesday evening, May 11th, Copestone Lodge will confer the Third Degree, and expect to have their new costumes in readiness lor the occasion. A gala time is expected, and visiting brothers are cordially invited. Voice of Masonry. —The May numbar of this excellent periodical comes to us full laden with good things tor the brethren and their lami lies. We are glad to know Bro. Brown is achieving au enviable position in Masonic jour nalism. Citizens Lodge, No. 628, will confer the Second Degree at Livingston Rooms, Ma sonic Temple, o.i Friday evening, May 13. W. . Wilder will officiate in the M. C. BOY AL ARCH ITEMS. We cordially call the attention of High Prleats apd Sec retaries and companions from everywhere, to this col umn. and respectfully and fraternally Invite them to send us notice or work on hand, or any items ot especial Interest to Royal Arch Masons. TRANSACTIONS, GRAND CHAPTER. We are indebted to R. E. Comp. Christopher G. Fox, Grand Secretary, for a copy of the transactions of our Grand Chapter at its annual convocation at Albany, in February last. It is proper to say right here, that in all the details of arrangement and printing, Comp. Fox fully maintains his long established reputation for accuracy and good taste. The volume is further adorned by steel plate engravings of retiring Grand High Priest, R. H. Huntington, and the late William T. Woodruff, P. G. H-, which for accuracy of likness and artistic execu tion we have never known to be surpassed. In addition to M. E. Comp. Huntington pre siding, and his associate officers and permanent members, there were present the representa tives of one hundred and seventy-nine chapters and many visitors. The annual address is much too lengthy for reproduction in this place, but it is a noteworthy paper, filled with details of business transacted and valuable suggestions looking to a continu ance of th© unity and prosper ty of the craft in this jurisdiction. Lo ing tribute is paid to the memory of the late Wm. T. Woodruff and others; various decisions are reported, but generally of local interest. Dispensations, orders, corre spondence, and in fact all matters requiring the attention of the executive are fully considered and th© whole is summed up in the assurance of peace, love and unity. Th© reports of th© accounting officers are full and satisfactory, and Comp. McGown reports excellent conditions in ritualistic matters. The Grand Lecturer, assisted by local chap ters, exemplified the Royal Arch Degree in full. The Grand Chapter decided that the suspen - sion of a lodge warrant by the Grand Master, places the members under such disability as to prevent them from becoming petitioners ior the chapter degrees. From this proposition we respectfully dissent, because, among other reasons, it inflicts pun ishment without trial. The suspension of a warrant by the Grand Master is a summary proceeding, intended to prevent further proceed ings, whatever the matter may be, until inquiry can be made by the Grand Lodge and until the result of that inquiry is made known no other fiunishment than temporary deprivation of odge privileges can be lawfully declared. The report on correspondence by M. E. Da rius Ogden is a lengthy aud carefully prepared document giving evidence on every page oi his painstaking attention to duty. If read by sec tiorfs in the chapters, it will be found an excel lent means ol educat on. Itev. Jas. B. Murray delivered a scholarly ad dress, his subject being “Architecture.” It seems a pity it could not have a circulation and study equal to its merits. M. E. Wm. Sherer was elected Grand High Priest; Grand Secretary Fox continued. RIDGEWOOD, No. 263. The regular convocation of this chapter, on Friday, the 2i th ult., was one which will long be remembered by all who were so fortu nate as to be present. There were a large num ber ot distinguished craftsmen preeent; there was a large amount of work done, and the entire evening passed in a most enjoyable man ner. • M. E. Comp. Andrew B. Martin, the present IT. P. of Ridgewood, is working with a deter mination to place this chapter in the front rank where she belongs, and he is heartily supported by the members, and especially by his prede cessors in office. At the convocation on the 2?th ult., a novel feature was introduced, consisting of a set ol book-marks, ior use in the Bible on the altar. They are lour in number, and of the four colors appertaining to the degrees. They are made ot tine gros-grain ribbon, with the appro priate emblems ot the different degrees embroi dered in gold and silver and colors. This new seaiure was much admired and approved by those present. The royal Arch Degree was conferred on six candidates—first in a short way, and afterward in lull form. M. E. Comp. William Sherer, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of the State of New York, presided, and was assisted by a number oi other grand chapter officials and officers ot various chapters. After the chapter closed, the companions, to the number of more than a hundred, proceeded to the com modious banquet room of Ridgewood Hall, where they found prepared lor them a sumptu ous repast, to which ample justice was done. Among the distinguished visitors present were M. E. Comp. William Sher r, Grand High Priest; R. E. Comp. Erskine H. Dickey, G. P. S.; R. E, Comp. John W. Nutt, Assistant General Lec turer; IL E. John B. Harris, P. G. P. S., and the following M. E. companions of the chapters named: P. F. Lenhart and C. P. Marratt, oi Nas sau, and a delegation: John Laird and Frank T. Nolan, of Evening Star, aud a delegation of twelve members. Charles W. Carpenter, of Pro gressive aud a delegation: John W. Keeler, oi orinthian; John C. Heinemau, of Gate of the Temple; Robert J. Dickie, of De Witt Clinton, aud a delegation; J. Cornelius, of Orient: Mul holland, oi Iriune; H. I* Cornell and Valentine Hammann, ot Altair, and W. Harper, of Green wood. There were also present M. E. Comps. George G. Brown, Obadiah Earned, Charles T. Corby, William Fullerton, and Joshua Crandall, Past High Priests, and a largo number of mem bers of Ridgewood. ANCIENT, NO. 1. The H social •’ given by Ancient on last Wed nesday evening in the Coramandery Room, was a complete success j.nd lully realized the very sanguine expectations of the promoters of this latest innovation in the ways of old Ancient. M. E. Companion Wilder, the High Priest, welcomed the assembled guests in a short ad dress, stating the object and motive of this gathering. He welcomed the ladies to the home of Ancient haptcr,and said he hoped they would enjoy the evening’s entertainment, but if they came expecting to see any degree worked they would have to wait, as they never beg.n real work until after twelve o’clock when ladies are around, and tho goat is never allowed to have a look at the fair sex, which makes him so wild when engaged in working the Third Degree. The object of the evening’s gathering was first to entertain and further to bring our friends, wives and relatives in closer contact, so that they can become better acquainted with each other, and to remove the impression that seems to prevail among the ladies, that the Ma sons are a bad and selfish lot, aud that they meet in dark and dingy dungeons. He then introduced Mr. Thomas Hibbett, who sang some very pretty English ballads; also Mr. Harry Braham, who was very entertaining in h:s facial changes; Miss Filverberg, a sweet young miss, a decided blonde, favored the au dience witn a piano solo; the performance ot the two Misses De ilosa was very pleasing, as was the singing ot Mrs. Robert Fordham. The fin ish was by the excellent ventriloquist, Mr. Fred W. Millis, who elicited roars of laughter and ap plause. Thu ladies were then escorted to the banquet hall opposite, where re.reshments were served, and upon returning to the commandery room sets were :ormed and dancing was indulged in by the younger portion ot the assembled guests. ihis was a very euccess’nl affair. Too much credit cannot be given to the committee, espe cially to Comp. Richard Fitzgerald, who mm aged the most of tho enterta ning. We are in debted to M. E. Comp. Wilder, iriend Jack . ussell, the efficient secretary ot Ancient Chap ter; Comps. Beckhardt, Stamper, Fowler and others tor courtesies shown. Ancient knows how to do these things, and is always doing them. EMPIRE, NO. 170. This chapter will meet m regular convocation on next Thursday, 12th inst., when a very inter est ng meeting will take place. The High Priest has issued a su hiikhis to every member, and ex pects a very full attendance Important changes in the by-laws of the chapter are to be discussed aud voted on, and many weighty topics will be brought beiore the companions to decide nro or c /m, and it is desirable that every member who has the welfare and prosperity of Empire Chap ter at heart will be on band 10 express his opin ion upon the proposed amendments. Visitors are cordially invited, and a special in vitation is extended to High Priests and Past High Priests to assist, and to shed the lustre of their experience upon the matters to be brought before the chapter. The gavel will sound promptly at 8 o’clock, so as to give ample time lor work and for a full, fair and tree discussion of all the important matters and changes to ne voted on by the companions Bear it m mind—Thursday, 12th inst., at Em pire Chapter, No. 170. FORESTVILLE CHAPTER, NO. 136. The wisdom of the action of the Grand Chap ter at its recent annual Convocation, in adopt ing the report of the committee on warrants sanctioning the removal oi l orestville Chapter to its present home at Gowanda, is shown and proven by the renewed activity and new life which has been infused among the members, and the additional number which have already been added to the rod. On last Tuesday, April 2bth, the R. E. Grand Master of the First vail, Como. P. M. Nast, Jr., accepted an invitation to visit this chapter officially and c >n er the Royal Arch Degree, 'ibis was accordingly done, in the presence o r a \ery large gathering oi com panions. The High Priest, M. E. Comp. A. M. De Long, handed the gavel to the distinguished guest, saying that he and his brethren oi the Royal Craft are pleased to greet and welcome a Grand Officer, and hoped that the visfc will be repeated again and again, and that other officers ot the Grand Chapter will lollow this example and visit the chapters in turn. Companion W. F. L. F. f eed, of Steuben Chapter, : o. 101, was also present and assisted in the work. The chapter was well attended and the work was well done. Ader close the companions repaired to a ho tel close by and partook of a sumptuous ban quet, where a pleasant hour was enjoyed by all. Success to our sister chapter at Gowanda. CONSTITUTION, No. 230. A luge number of companions gathered in this chapter last Tuesday night, the main at traction being to eee the "maiden effort" of M. E. Companion Taylor, the High Priest, and we saw that many of these present ware disap pointed at the manner the work was done. Most of them expected a halting, stammering work, but were very agreeably disappointed in finding M. E. Comp. Taylor well posted, and Soing on with the ceremony like a veteran. The egrees conferred were the Mark and Past Mas ter’s, and both were well and skillfully rendered. B. W. Comp. William H. McDonald, Grand 0. of H., paid the chapter an official visit. There were also present M. E. Comp. Hall, of Union ; Livermore, of Jerusalem; Loewenstein, of Em- Sire; Ed. Adams, of Phoenix, and Dr. Colby, [axfield and Yaeger, of Constitution. This chapter is in good and prosperous con dition, and will continue so under the regime of M. E. Comp. Taylor and with the aid and active assistance of hie predecessors, the Past High Priests of Constitution. PHOENIX, NO. 2. This chapter is making rapid strides to the front in Hoyal Arch Masonry, and is fast recov ering the lustre it once held among the chapters. On next Monday, nth inst. (to morrow), the Past and M. E. Master’s degrees will be con ferred, and a full attendance is expected. M. E. Comp. Ed. Adams will preside in. the former, and the genial and courteous High Priest ol Pha nix, M. E. Waldo F. Ltichardeon, will con fer the M. E. Master’s degree, in which he is particularly bright and well posted. Compan ions ot sister chapters are cordially invited, and will do well to attend, as a most hearty and fraternal greeting awaits all. We are pleased to note a renewed activity in the Hoyal era t, and we are always ready to an nounce the fact through these columns, and Phoenix deserves a full share of all praise. UNION, NO. 180. This chapter meets on next Saturday, when the Past Master’s degree will be worked. M. E. Comp. William Hall, the High Priest of Union, extends a cordial greeting to all visitors. Com panions who have vetted In ion know lull well of the cordial welcome always extended to them by the brethren of Union Chapter. ORESCENT, NO. 220. On next Tuesday, 10th inst., the regular con vocation, always so well attended, will take place, and on this evening an additional attrac tion will be offered by the ever-active High Priest, M. E. Comp. Barber. What this is to be we are not at liberty to say, but can assure all Royal Arch Masons that a visit to Crescent is always in order. On next Tuesday the Royal Arch Degree will be con erred, and it is sa e to say will be conferred creditably alike to Cres cent and to the Royal craft. CONSTELLATION, NO. 209. This chapter meets to-morrow evening, but we are not informed what work is on band ; in fact we have heard nothing from them recently, and why is this thus, and if so, why not? And who is to blame? Not the Secretary, for they are all infallible and never err or go astray, but somebody must bear the blame. Let us bear from you before soon. TYRIAN, NO. 219. On Thursday evening last, April 28, the de gree ot Mark Master was con erred in Tyrian Chapter, No. 219, R. A. M., at their Tabernacle, West New Brighton, Staten Island, by B.'Ex.- Companion Wili am J. McDonald, G. C. of H. of the Grand Chapter of the State of New York, in his usual Impressive manner. At the conclusion ot the degree the Chapter was closed, a.ter which the 34° was worked to the satisfaction ol all the Companions present. R. Ex.-Companion McDonald was accompanied by Ex.-Companion Alex. W. Murray, ot Union; Companion George B. French, and others. The Companions ot Tyrian intend to return a fraternal visit to Union Chapter, No. 180, very soon. NASSAU, NO. 109. This chapter met last Wednesday, the 4th inst., M. E. Comp. Lenhart, High Priest; E. Comp. Bernett, K„ and P. A. J. Russell, Scribe. The Past Masters Degree was conterred by M. E. Comp. Ed. Adams m his usual ready way, and in the presence a very large gather ing of companions. The next convocation occurs on May 18, when the Mark Degree will be conferred on eight candidates. Visitors are cordially invited. EVENING STAR NO. 225. There was a goodly attendance of the mem bers ot thia Chapter last Thursday evening, sth inst., and the mooting was a very pleasant one. There was no work on hand, but the Chapter transacted some important business, and re ceived a new member by affiliation. After clos ing the Chapter the companions proceeded to Companion Chris. Muller s hotel, and passed a pleasant social hour. At the next convocation, on the 19th, there will probably be work on hand. M. E. Comp. John Laird extends a cordial invitation to visit ing companions. Covenant Lodge. No. 758, met last Wednesday evening, 4th inst. and conferred the First Degree. W. Bro. Charles N. Elliott, the Master, presided : and being assisted by his able 8. D., Bro. William E. Burton, and the rest ot the officers and some ot the visitors, the work was well done. Among those present were W. Bro. John W. Reed, of Common wealth ; W. Bro. Loftin Love, of Hobenlinden ; and W. Bro. Marion Grimes, of Acanthus. Ocean Lodge. No. 156, will work the First Degree, Thursday, May 12th, in their rooms. Grand Opera House. Brothers should not lorget their musical and literary entertain ment, lor the benefit of the Hall and Asylum Fund, in Grand Lodge Room, May 18th. ROB’T MACOY,~PUBLISHER, REMOVED TO NO. 7 MURRAY STREET. JAMES LUKEK, MANUFACTURER OF KNIGHTS A' EMPI. A.Tt’B, MASONIC, AND ALL KINDS OF SOCIETY GOODS, No. 133 GRAND STREET. CORNER OF CROSBY. B illiam H. Heathcote, WATCHES, JEWELRY AND DIAMONO3. Masonic Jewelry a Specialty. No. 31 TABS ROW, WORLD BUILDING (Opp. Fest Office) and NEW NO. 2 CHATHAM SQUARE, above Worth street “STISIoOWHELAN SELL CLOTHING ON CREDIT TO JVEETST -AJVJE) BOYS, A V CA.SII PRICES. SMALL WEEKLY OR MONTHLY PAYMEN IS TAKEN. iVLen’s Suits, - - $5 to S3O. Boys’ Suits, - - s2to sls. Overcoats, - - - $3 to S3O. We are the Only Practical Credit Clothiers in the City. STAUNTON & WHELAN. 26 FOURTH AVENUE, OPPOSITE COOPER INSTITUTE. OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL 10. Wright’s Masonic Directory. PRICE 25 CENTS, BY MAIL. WRieilT PUBLISHING CO., No. 19 Murray street, N. Y. Ask your Tyler for it. _ .NOTARY AND COMMISSIONER ion ML THE STATES, Henry C. Banks. LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICES of BANKS A BANKS Noe. 3 JOHN ST. and 192 BROADWAY. House . No. 181 East 127th st., cor. Lexington avo.. NEW YORK CITY. WARING & HUBBARD, NO. 22 FOURTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR PATRIARCHS’ MILITANT a*d other Society Uniforms a specialty. COATS EMBLEMATICALLY TRIMMED, sl2 to S2O. CAPES, $8 to sl6. 3»51. ,”b. h. dupionac, FRENCH DENTIST, No. 159 BOWERY. 45 YEARS’ ACTIVE PRACTICE AT DENTISTRY. Gas, 5()c.; children’s teeth extracted, 25c. ; sets on rub ber plate. $6 and upward; repairing, $1 and upward; gold, platinum and aiiver Ailing* a specialty, $1 and up ward; polishing teeth, 5-c. Silver, platina and gold plates bought. Open evenings and Sundays. Lady in at tend a n ce. . MASONIC DIRECTORY. NEW YORK. ACACIA, No. 327, moots first and third Tues days, Clinton Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street aud Sixth avenue. Adam G. Vail, M, George I>. sauer. Treas. James D. Cutwater, S. W. Fraux A. Hove/, Sec. Wm. LL Ferre, J. w. AJio. 348.r-ane ietfa.a.r commu nications are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at 8 o clock, I*. M., In lonießoom. Masonic leraple. Wm. Wallace Walker, M. J. W. Sandford, Treas. H. J. Emerson, S. W. Wm H. lunet. Sec. R. H. Foote, J. W. AMERICUS, No. 535, meets first and third Thursday evening* of each month, in Tuscan Room, Manon.c Temple, Sixth avenue and Twenty third st. Daniel T. Samson. Tie if?. James S. Fraser, M. William R. Keiyea. Sec., Samuel Picklord, S. W. No. 3 Willett st., City. L. H. Decker, J. W. ARCTURUS, No. 274.—Regular communi cations of Arcturus Lodge are held at Miller’s Hall. No. 2u2 H. 86th st., S. E. cor. 3d nsenue. on the first and third Tuesdays oi each month Chas. A. Stevens, M. Albion T. Si evens. Treas. Beni. F. Ferris. S W. John J Becker, Sec., Bernard W. Hough, J. W. Kes.dence, 1,293 3d avenue, city. BUNTING, No. 655, meets and third Mondays of each month, comer 124th Street and Third avenue, Harlem. Theodore A. Jasper, M. Cyrus O. Hubbell, Treas, Geo. D. Leech, S. W. Z. T. i.enson, Sec. Hubert Mullany, J. W. CITY, No. 408, meets first and third Wed nesdays of each mouth, at No. 33 Union Square (Decker Building) H. P. Muller, Treas. Fred. Hsirtennein, M. Francis Clary, Sec., M. D.itenhoeier, S. W. 52 hast 33th street. Simon Bower, J. W. COPESTONE, No. 641, meets second and lourth Wednesda s of each month, at Corinth.an Rooms, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and .sixth avenue. Wm. Me. am, m. Martin Kalb, Treas. Wm J. AUtiiew.s. S. W H, T. Gibson. Sec., Joseph J. Muen, J. W. Residence, No. 203 West 48th street. CORINTHIAN, No. 488, meets second and fourth Thursdays, at Grand Opera House, 23d street and Sth avenue, at BP. M. Fred. K. Van Court, M. Geo. Stone, Treas. Thomas Bonner, S.W. Geo. F. Thornton, Seo. Alonzo M. Robertson, J.W. CRESCENT, No. 402. meets second and fourth Thursdays, in Austin Room. Masonic Temple. Stranger* In the eity and ether* of the craft are cor dially invited. Edward B. Harper, M. Julius W. Krafft, Trea*. F. H. Wall, S. W. Jas. IT. 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, 8. W. M. Kolasky, Seo. Dr. A. M. Lesser, J. W. Residence: 945 First avenue. DIRIGO, Nd. 30, meets second and fourth Mob days of each month, in Composite Rooms. Maseni* Temple. Sixth avenne and 23d street, Moritz N. Silverstein, Treas. Aaron Morri*. M. William R. Oldroyd, Seo., 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 aud Seventh street. E. Loewenstein, Treaa Samuel K. Johnson, M. John H. Meyerholz, Sec,. Joseph Frankfort, S. W. 410 E. 79th street. Van Wyck Crozier, J. W. EMANUEL, No. 654, meets sscond and fourth Thursday* each month, at Koster <t Bial’s Hail, No-117 West Twenty-third street. „ Jere. H Goldman. M. M. Laski, Trea*. Henry H. Wilzin, S. W. Leonard Le ser ohn. Sec. Win. M. Watson. J. W. EVANGELIST, No. 600, meets first and third Tuesdays of each month, at Masonic Temple, Twenty third street and Sixth avenue ... , J. M. Layman. M. Mitchell Halliday, Treas. Wm. P. Mitchell, S. W. W m. 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. Tho*. P. Clench, Sec. E. S. King 8. W. J. Blankenstein Trea*. U. L. Washburn, J. W. HIRAM, No. 449, meets first and third Fri days ot each month, at Clinton Rooms, Masonic Tern pie, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. J. E. Connor Treas. G. H. Rudolph, 8 W. J. Farrell, sec. F. j. Feeney. J W. INDEPENDENT, No. 185, meets first and third Mondays of each month, at. German Masonic Tcm pie, East Fifteenth street. C. B. Parker. M. Lemuel Russell. 8. W. W. Lindemeyer, Trea*. 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 1 rs‘. third and fifth Tuesdays in Austin Room, Masonic Ttm >le. K . Toomas E. Stewart, M. Chas. A. Whitney, Trea*. Charles F. Ulrich, 8. W. Henry W. Penoyar. Sec. Rollin 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 Sixth avenue. F. Ackerman, Treas. Jas. P. Clark. M. F. J. Milligan. Sec., David McKeisey, 8. 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 K O. Woodruff. Trea*. W. P. Worater, M. TJ. M. F. W. McGowen. Sec., J. Weslev Smith, SI W. • Box Na 68, Masonic Temple. Thou. J. Pardy. J. W. MUNN, No. 190, meets on the second and fourth Thursday evenings, at Livingston Room, Ma Temple. Joseph Abraham, M H. F. Huntemann, Trea*. W. E. Harwood, 8. W. Ezra B. Stockvls, 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 fourth Fridays each mouth. David Nfewmark, M. J. L.Voorbees. Treas. Wm Schlesinger, S.W. E. Percival Sec.. BenVanLeenwen, J.W. Residence, No. 304 E. 85th street. NEW YORK, No. 330, meets the second and fourth Tuesdays each month, Tu-can Room, Tem ple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. John J. Brogan, M. W. M. Thomas, Treas. G. W. Anderson, S. W. J. J. Fox, Sec. Wm. H. Smith, J W. PACIFIC, No. 233, meets first and third Thursdays of each month, in the lonic Room, Masaaic Hall, Sixth avenue aud Twenty third street. W. John Pullman M. Francis McMulkin, Treas. William J. Conway. S. W. Jame* Hyde, Sec., 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 Fortj’-ninth street. William W. Seymour, M. Charle- Lehritter, Treas. James Ferguson, S. W. Horatio Sands, Sec. John H. Bollas, J. W. PERFECT ASHLAR, No* 604, meets first and third Thursdays, in the Doric Room. German Ma sonic Temple, Fifteenth street, east of Third avenue. , , Moses Greenbaum. M. L. Greenbanm, Treas. Henry Wil son, S. 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, No. 220 East Fifteenth street. „ , George A. Harkness, M. Guy Culgin, Trea*. Wm. H. Miller, Jr. B.W. W. 8. Lightbody, Sec. B. A. Oarlan, J. W. SHAKESPEARE LODGE, No. 750, meets first and third Thursdays in each month, at Composite Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street aud Sixth avenue. 8.. J. Brown. Treas, Moses Harlam, M. P2d. Gottlieb. Sec., ( has. Rosenthal, S. W. 104 Second street, city. Asher Morris. J. W. ST. CECILE, No. 568, meets the first, third and filth Tuesday afternoons each month, at 1:3O P.M.. at Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple. Visitors are always welcome. Myron A. Decker, M. Martin Papst, Trea*. John E. Morse. 8. W. Lawrence O’Reilly, Sec. Wm. H. Livingston, J. W. STRICT OBSERVANCE, No. 94, meete first, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month, at Ke. 9.>3 Third avenue, corner of Fifty seventh street. James F. Bragg, Trea*. Sylvester D. Smith, M. Jaolcson Bell, Sec.. Robert Kopp, S. W. Address, 1035 Third av. Wallace Duryea, J. W. VERITAS, No. 734, meets every second and fourth Tuesdays, at Grand Opera House, 23d street and £th ave. James N. Johnston, M. Richard Koch, Treas. Dan. C. Sj rlngs,eel, S. W. P. M. John W. Sokel, Sec. Dunham Emery, J. W. WASHINGTON, No. 21, meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at Na 289 Bieeeker street (Dixon’s Building). Jos. Morrison, 'Jreas. Irving Hazelton, M. Jas. 8. Foote, Sec., J. H. Malees, S. W. 74 Broadway. H. J. Freeman, J. W. WORTH. No. 210, meets second and fourth Mondays or each month, in Doric Room, German Ma sonic Temple, No. 220 East Fifteenth street. , John J. Burchell, M. Edward J. Fearon, Treas Thomas P. Bolles, S. W. Geo. W. Connor, Sec., Elmer E. Feistel, J. W. Care of Fearon & Jenks, No. 158 South street. CHAPTERS. ADELPHIC, No. 15S, meets 2d and 4th Wednesdays of each month, in Egyptian Room, Ma sonic Temple. P. C. Benjamin, H. P J. V. Kirby, Treas. R. S. Larason, K. Wm. Il Innet, Sec., H. J. Emerson,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 John.'ioa, 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. Wm. Henry Smith. JL P, F. Oscar Woodruff, Treas. Sain’l M. Perkins. K. Frank Magee. Sec., Miles W. Goodyear, S. 238 Greenwich street. STANDARD, No. 252, meets first, third and fifth Saturday of each mouth, at Decker Buildiig, No. 33 Union Square. J. P. Clark, King. E. Ringer, H. P. Wm. Stoil, Scribe. A. P. Lock wood. Sec., R. J. Black, Treas. No. 719 Fifth st., city. UNION CHAPTER, No. ISO, stated convo cations second and fourth Saturdays, at the Taber nacle, No. 161 Eighth avenue, noitheast corner of Eighteenth street. Wm.gJ. McDonald, Treas. Wm. Hall. H. P. John Hoole, sec , Alex. W. Murray, K. No. 63 Bleecker street. George Miller, 6. COMMANDERIEB. ADELPHIC, NO. 59, meets in eonclave sec ond Thursday of each month, at Masonic Temple, Twen ty third street and Sixth avenue, Valentine Com.’ J. W. Sanford, Treas, J. H. Down-, G. W. H. In net. Rec. Geo. W. Corliss, C. G. CONSTANTINE, No. 48, assemblea in stated conclave the fourth Tuesday of each month, at their asylum, 13uth street and Third avenue. William H. De Graaf, C. A. M. Underhill, Treas. W. L. Che ter. G. J. I. Conklin, Jr., Recorder- J B. Lawrence, C. G. CCEUK DE LION, No. 23, assembles in conclave Second Friday of each month, at Masonic Te»ple Twenty-third street aud Sixth avenue. Wm. Otis Munroe, O. Edwin R. McCarty, Treas. Thomas B. Inness, G. Charles W. Sy, Rec, Corel! us Way dell, C. G. IVAN HUE, No. 36, assembles in conclave third Friday each month, bank building, Fourteenth street aud Fourth avenue. E. C. Harwood, M. D., E. C. Harvey Benjamin, Generalissimo. H. D. Menxles, 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 a.ytam, Masonic Hall, 23d street and Sixth avenuu. James W. Bowden, Com. W. R. Carr, Trea* Chas. H. Gillespie, Gen. C. S. Champlin, Rec. Chas. E. Lansiag, 0. G. ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE. (Four Bodies.) THE LODGE OF PERFECTION OF NEW YORK CITV, 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, Trea*. Geo. W. Van Buskirk, 8 W. Wm. 8. Paterson, Sec., Charles A, Benedict, J. W. No. 100 Reade street. THE COUNCIL OF PRINCES OF JERU SALEM OF NEW YORK CITV, meet* at Consistorial Chambers, Masonic Temple, on the third Saturday « every month, at 8 P. M. E. Porter Cooley, D. M. Stephen D. Affleek, M. Martin Kalb, Trea*. George Wood, 8. W. Wm. 8. Paterson, Sec., G. W. Van Buikirk, J, W. No. 100 Reade street. THE CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chamber*, Masonic Temple, on the fourth Saturday of evear month, at 8 P. M. James W. Bewd*n. M. Charles A. Benedict. Orator. John S. King. 8. W. N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. Thoma* Moore. J. W. Wm. S. Paterson, Sec.. Na 100 Reade street. THE CONSISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY. S. P. R. S., meets at Consistorial Chambers, Ma tonic Temple, when specially convened. Charles H. Heyzer, Ist L. C. C. T. McClenachan, Com. Joseph M. Levey, Trea*. Geo. W, Millar, 2d L. C. Wm. 8. Paterson, Sec., Wm. D. Garrison, M. 8. No. 100 Reade st NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINK. MECCA TEMPLE, A. A. 0., holds its ses sions at Masonic Temple, New York city, on the least day of every Mohammedan month, of which due notice will be given. Walter M. Fleming, Grand Potentate. a. W. Peters/ Chief Rabban. Philip C. Beniamin, Assistant Rabban. Charles H. Heyzer, High Priest. Joseph B. Egkins, Direc or. ; Wm. S. Paterson, Grand Recorder, No. 100 Reade st. ; BROOKLYN. COMMONWEALTH, No, 409, meets every Tuesday, at eight o’clock, at Commonwealth Hall, No. 317 Washington street, over the Brooklyn Post office. Theo. . Taylor, Treas. John W. Evans, M. E. J. Campbeil, Sec., E. F. Gordon, 6. W. P. O. Box No, 161, Ed>m Knowles, J.W. CHAPTERS. \ NASSAU, No. 109, meets first, third and filth Wednesdays ot each month, at Masonic Hall, 301 and 306 Fulton street, Brooklyn. P. Fred. Lenhart, H. P, Robert Black, Treas. Wm. A. Bennet, K. C. P. Marrat. See., P. A. J. Ruaseli, 8. • 26 Vesey st., N. Y. COMMANDEBIES. DE WITT CLINTON, No. 27, meets in as temlly on tl.e second, lourth, and fifth Tuesdays of eaeh month, at Nos. 87, 89 and 91 Broadway. Brook lyn E. D. Juan B. Arci, C. T. J. Scharfenberg, Treas, Wm. H. Bryant, G. S. T. Waterhouse, Rec. Geo. B. Clafiin, C. G. ANCIENT CDEPTED SCOTTISH RITE. AURORA GRATA LODGE OF PERFEC TION, Ancient Accept’d Scottish Rite. Valley o! Brook lyn. Regular conimtiuiCiftions are be don the second I litlay of each month, at Nos 28 and 4:» Court street. Wayland Trask, T. P. G. M. Mark Maver. =reas. John W. Richardson Deputy. 1 rank B. Jack on, Sec., Edwin Knowles, 8. W. i2-> l earl su, N.Y.City. James Stuart Gillen, J. W BORROW. YVa take a melancholy pleanere in reproduc ing the following from the Grand Enet of the Supreme Council, 33° L tor tha Northern Juris diction of the United States: Mr Dear Brethren: When nt the list meet ing of the Supreme Council a kindly and frater nal letter from 111. Bro. Albert Gallatin Goodall. 33*, was read, giving the reason, why bo cOilla net be present, the thought did not come to any of ns that we were listening to the last commu nication we ehould ever receive Irom our well beloved brother. It was known that his physi cal strength had been depleted and hie health had been impaired by close and long continued application to the vast business interests com mitted to bis care, and that at the date of his communication, written on shipboard, be was upon an extended sea voyage lor rest and recu peration; yet none doubted that he would re turn to his home, with restored health and re newed vigor, to again resume his station and duties in social life, among hie brethren, and in the business community. How sadly have all been disappointed I The expectations of his friends aud brethren were not realized. These hopes proved fruitless. 111. Bro. Goodall did indeed returnffo hie home, but not with restored health. Disease had firmly fastened her tangs upon him, and death bad already marked him lor his own. He lin gered for a few mouths until on the l >th of Feb ruary last, he obeyed the summons which called him to “ that rest prepared irom the foundation of the world.” Bro. Goodall received the 3 d Degree on the 16th of September, 1864, and was crowned as an active member of this Supreme Council on the llilh of May, 1867, and remained a faithful, hon ored and valued member ol it until his decease. He was the representative near this Grand Orient of several ot the Supreme Councils ot foreign nations with which we hold fraternal re lations, and his decease will prove a gre t sor row to them as well as a great loss to the rite in this jurisdiction. Bro. Goodall was an active, intelligent, ener getic and honored bus ness m n, one who hon ored and elevated the business ;<i which he was engaged. Although always faithful and dili gent in business, he was a devoted Mason, and by not sparing himself, Imtud time to attend to all the duties of Masonry. He was a member ol lodge, chapter, council and commandery as well as of all the bodies o: the Aucient and Ac cepted Bite, and in all was au active working member. He was honored with high official position in ail, and woll deserved all the honors bestowed upon him by his brethren. Ho ” rests Irons bis labors,” aud it remains for us, who survive him,while we mourn our loss, to revere his memory and manifest tbe sincerity of our love lor him by imitating his virtues. Mourning hie loss, iu token e ! onr reepectfer his memory, it is directed that these letters be read and entered on record in all bodies of the rite in this jurisdiction, at tbe next meeting’at ter they shall be received by each bodies, and that the altars and working tools bo draped with the violet badge oi mouruisg ler the space of sixty days. Unite wnh me, brethren, also in wearing tho personal violet badge for the like space. Given at the Grand Orient tins 23th day ot the Hebrety month Nisan, A. M. 5647, corre sponding to tho 2,.d day of April, 1887, E. V. 11. L. Paemeii, B. G. Coin. TEMPLAR NOTES. RECEIsT~ELECTIONS. York, No. 55.—James 8. Moaning, Comj James 8. Fraser, Gen.; George B. French, 0. G.t George R. Bevans, Prelate ; James Milligan, 8. W.; Ferd. L. W. Serven, J. W.; Henry Hutchi son, Treas.; Alex. W. Murray, Rec.; William Hall, Standard Bearer; John G. Belknap, Sword Bearer; James H. Roe, Warder; Thomas Har rison, Ist Guard; William Brown, 2d Guard: •James M. Singleton, 3d Guard ; Wm. J. McDon ald, Joseph Nash, George W. Anderson, Trus tees ; Donald Mclnroy, Sentinel. Adelfhic, No. 59.—Valentnu Mott, E. Com.! J. H. Downs, Gen.; Geo. W. Corliss, Capt; Gen.; J. W. Sanlord, Treas.; W. H. Inuet, Recorder. THE “OHIO PLAN.” In the March number of the Masonic Review it is stated that Rt. Em. Jehu D. Lyle, Grand Commander of Knights Templar in Kentucky, was recently escorted from the Asylum of Cin cinnati Commandery, and dented the privileges of a visitor on the ground that he is reported to hold membership in a Scottish Hite body not recognized by the Grand Commandery ot Ohio. If this be true, it was not only a gross insult to a distinguished Sir Knight, but it was an indignity to tbe Grand Commandery of Ken tucky, unparalleled in the history of Christian Knighthood. It is one of the fruits of the “ Ohio plan” of fighting Scottish Rite battles in York Rite bodies. Under the action of the Grand Commandery of Ohio there is some show of right (if not of justice) in expelling otherwise worthy members of commandories in that juris diction for disobeying an edict of their Grand Commandery, even though such edict is un just and tyrannical; but when Ohio closes the doors of her asylums against worthy Knighte Templar from other Grand Jurisdictions who do not deem it wise to indulge in her folly, she may learn, to her sorrow, that she has built a fence along her borders that will keep her Knights Templar at home. The rule can work both ways in this case, and If Ohio can stand it, the rest ot the world may be able to do bo.— Masonic Advocate. EAST MASTERS. A useful Past Master is one'who is dHigent m his attendance at tho lodge, one who did not go through the chairs merely proforma, but was in truth as well as in name a Master. His growth as a Mason continues until the day of his death. He is a teacher who is always a learner. His education as a Mason he feels is never completed. He watches with the closest Interest, all the proceedings •: the lodge, speaks whenever he can impart wisdom, and is silent when he has nothing to say. He aids the Master rathe skillful governmentof the lodge. He tem porarily takes tho chair for him whim request ed. and always is able to perforin the work. Buch a Past Master is both uselul and orna mental. The purely ornamental Past Master is ono who loses not his interest in the lodge suffi ciently to be induced to remain absent from it; but who, when present, is satisfied to sit in tbe army of his confreres of like grade, be perfectly quiet when business is under discussion, and exceedingly noisy while work ie in progress. Such a one may be a “good follow,” but he is only an ornamental Past Master. He occupies his place, but he does not fill it. He visits bis lodge for his own amusement, not for the wel fare of the fraternity. He wears his jewel and wears his title, but he never wears himself. The Past Master that is neither uselul nor or namental is one whose name graces the lodge rolls as one of the P. M.’s, but who is never present at a lodge meeting. He likely never should have been Master, and the result is that practically he is not a Past Master. He is never seen in the “ noble army” to which he belongs. The fewer the craft have of these the better for its welfare and reputation.— The Keystone. Blot Them Out. —Would that it were feasible to blot out of existence in Borne of onr lodges a class of brother whose sole aim is to annoy and worry, not only the W. M., but tho brethren in the lodge. He ie perhaps an old P. M., or a very fresh W. M. He takes advantage •t the W. M.’s good nature or want of knowl edge, and is on his feet continually, raising questions, either on points in the constitution or the work. Perhaps he is an ancient P. M., who imagines that he still runs the lodge and that his word should be law and gospel to the W. M., er perchance be is an old-time growler, whose business it is to come down to tbe lodge to find fault, and when business routine is over scurry home without taking partin the work.—Toronto Freemason, La Fai’etth Lodge, No. 64.—T0-mor row evening the Second Degree will be confer red in this lodge, with W. Bro. James P. Clark in the East, and W. Bro. Wta. L. Green as Senior Deacon. We have never had the pleasure ol hearing W. Bro. Green in this role, but are Informed hy creditable witnesses and those who know what they are talking about, that be has no sunerior in the Middle Chamber work. Thia is saying a great deal, considering the many tai euted Senior Deaoona we have now; but the, oily way to judge about this is, by going to’ hear him at La Fayette Lodge, to-morrow eve ning. Piatt Lodge, No. 194. will work tho First Degree on Thursday, tha 19th inst. We have to apologize to Wor. Bro. Charles Emmett and the members of this lodge lor the accidental omission to report the grand meeting on April Slot last, when Wor. Bro. McAleer received such a handsome jewel, and the good time thia lodge had on that occasion. We are yet in the dark, how it came about that tbe report did net reach our office, but will aay that we will in the future make amends for apparent neglect. Franklin Lodge No. 447.—W. Bro. Barthman, last Monday, had his work In the Second Degree, which indeed was very ably ex emplified. This lodge, otter the many diffictfl tiea in former times, is now on its way to excel lence, and it proves in this instance again that the Master of a lodge has its welfare in his hands, and, by showing a good example, ie enro to be followed by his brethren in tbe endeavor to elevate and to make pleasant such gatherings as we witnessed on that evening. Mount Neboh Lodge, No. 257, meet ing at Alma Lodge Rooms, corner Fifty-seven th street and third avenue, and of which eur eld but good friend W. Bro. Harry 8. Herman is the energetic and greatly appreciated Master, will on Monday (to-morrow) work tho M. M. Degree, and as he expects then to welcome sev eral members of tho staff of the Grand Master, there is no doubt of a glorious time in this good lodge, where fellowship and brotherly love so largely abound. Anthon Lodge, No. 769, will, to-mor. row evening, May 9, confer the Second Degree, The M. C. work will be conducted by Bro. John Chadwick, who is a bright Mason and an edu cated gentleman, and knows what be is talking about, every time. Those brethren who desira to hear the lecture delivered in a pleasing and entertaining manner, will do well to visit Anthon Lodge to-morrow evening, and they will be cordially Adeifhic Lodge, No. 348.—A special communication ot this lodge will be held Tues day evening, May 10, at eight o’clock. Work- Third Doerea 3