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Advertisements for the Masonic Df riBTMENT, to secure their insertion, must ho »<nt in by TWO O’CLOCK. P. M., Friday. THE STONY SIDE. Lot's oftencr talk of nobler deeds, And rarer of the bad ones. And sing about our happy days, And not about our sad ones. We are not made to fret and sigh ! And when grief sleeps to wake it; Bright happiness is standing by; This lite is what we make it. Let's dud the sunny side Qf mon Or believers in it; A light there is in every soul That takes tlie pain to win it. Oh ! there is slumbering good in ail And we, perchance, may wake it— Our hands contain the magic wand; This life is what we make it. Then here's to those whoso loving hearts Shod light and joy about them I Thanks be to them for countless gems We ne'er had known without them. Ob I this would be a happy world To all who may partako it. The fault’s our own, if it is not— This life is what we maks it. SEVERAL MATTERS. Taking into consideration that the weather, as wo now have it, is excellent tor growing crops, rejoicing the hearts of the farmers, it is some what heavy lor the discussion ol abstruse topics, wo this week present a sort of mental salad, in volving brief mention of several questions which ire exercising the minds of the brethren Ihrougbout the country, especially those who ire sot apart, as it were, to lead Masonic thought and practice in proper channels, and to whoso efforts, it may be added, the fraternity is more largely indebted than it probably thinks for, or is ever likely to know. Among the questions which is gradually but surely assuming importance is that of “Perpet ual Jurisdiction.” Tho law, as it now stands, has, until within a recent period, been accepted as having almost ths forco of a landmark, is to the effect that when a candidate, having been rejected bv a lodge, can never be initiated by any other lodge without the consent of the one by which he was rejected. We hold, and the number who hold with us is daily increasing, that the practical effect is to lace in the hands of one man, into whose pur poses and reasons we have no right to inquire —a power which a spirit of justice and lair play could hardly fail to characterize as mon strous. II the candidate be a really bad man his sin will find him out, and more than one will know it, and his admission can be easily guarded against; but if the rejection be from some cause which does not interfere with his general char acter as a reputable person, thus to say that for some reason, or no avowable reason, he must always remain beyond the pale of the Brotherhood, is not to our credit, and should lead to a change in our regulations, to which end we have suggested, and shall continue to advocate, a very simple remedy, which is, that there be fixed by the proper authority to the time in which a black ball shall be effective, which time having expired the person becomes as though no rejection had occurred. We do not propose now to offer any extended argu ment, but commend the subject to thought, entertaining no doubt that in due time, the in justice of our present methods becoming gener ally understood, the brothrep will moist upon a correction, “ Again : There is an awakening amOhg think ing men upon the incongruity of requiring the degree of Bast Master to be injected into our ceremonies of installation. The degree was no doubt invented by Webb toward the close of the last century, as a part of the Chapter Work ; there it belongs, Mid there it ought to remain ; nor can we understand by what right a Grand Lodge legislates upon matters strictly within the jurisdiction of another organization, and re quires a degree which it cannot impart to every Master Mason under its jurisdiction. It seems to us that it is about time this degree were al lowed to fall into desuetude, which can be accomplished by simply changing the law so as to leave it optional with lodges, when about to instal a new Master, to require the Past Master business dr not, and then we should soon see and hear the last of it. What ever of instruction there may be in the degree, could easily be made a part of the ceremony ot installation without any secrecy whatever, and lienee be given in the hearing of all the mem bers ol a lodge at the time of installation. In this matter we appeal to the good sense of those who have taken tho degree as Masters of lodges, and trust they will aid in the endeavor to get rid of it as an incongruous and needless addition to our ceremonies. The prerogatives of a Grand Master is a sub ject that, to our knowledge, has been under discussion Cor many years, and has been hedged about by an intolerable amount of ignorance, not to say stupidity. Our own view, frequently expressed, is, that the Grand Master has no more right to override the Constitution than aay other member of the craft, and that when, at hie installation, he is required to promise that he will support and maintain the Conatitu tion, the words mean just what they say, noth ing more, decidedly nothing less. There is no special divinity surrounding him, end the closer he adheres to the Constitution, the more he is to be admired and respected as Grand Mester. Other matters occur to us, but this will do ior the present. COMPLIMENTARY. The London Freemason in its last issue has an article from Bro. Wm. J. Hughan, in which he gives a very fair rescript of the transactions of the Grand Lodge of New York at its late an nual communication. We confess to a feeling of pride that our Alma Mater has been thus honored, as we aro also that in tbe jubilee number of the same journal a portrait of our Grand Master Lawrence ap peared. undue' PUBLICITY, Some time ago the Masonic Advocate pub lished the following paragraph: “ We fully endorse an opinion expressed by the Freemasons’ Depository, that undue pub licity is sometimes given in newspaper reports of the doings of Masonic bodies. This is often done by indiscreet reporters lor Bunday papers Which have a general circulation among all classes of people. There are Masonic items which are 01 general interest and proper to be published ; but when it comes to a detail of the business transacted, the names of candidates received, and the character of the work done, it is something the world is not entitled to know, nor is Masonry benefited by such publicity. There has been a growing tendency in this di rection, in the last tew years, which cannot be suppressed any too soon lor the good ef Ma uonry.” To which the American Freemason added the following: •• We have noticed for years an increase in the evils referred to; bat we have remarked that Mho fault is not always with the 'indiscreet re porter.’ It is more frequently the fault of the Brother who given him the information. The enterprising reporter very naturally and quite justifiably desires to present hie readers with (entertaining reading matter, and it is not his fault if be is furnished by secretaries or other brothers with information that ought not to be published; lor in many cases the reporter him self is not a Mason, or if he is one, he lacks ex perience in the workings of the craft. It is the duty of tbe secretary to record all things proper to be written; but there are many things proper to bo written which are not proper to be pub lished; and there are many words spoken in the lodge room and not written, which are not proper to be referred to outside, such, for ex ample, as’the discussion of a subject which con cerns a certain lodge exclusively, or, in other words, a family affair; or, again, a mistake or blunder or other error, inadvertently commit ted by a brother.” In this connection, we remark that we some times receive for publication printed notices from secretaries that a certain lodge will confer a certain degree on such-and-such a person, giving the name of tho individual. Further more, we notice that the Sunday edition of a pa* er published in Brooklyn frequently states that on such-and-such a night such-and-such a lodge will confer the degree on so-and-so; or that Bro. Fellow Craft So-and-so has been made • Master Mason; or that Bro. So-and-so has been made a Royal Arch Mason. Brethren, this is all wrong. Of the '• Ancient Chargee,” Section 4of Article VI reads as fol lows: " You shall be cautious in your words and carriage, that the most penetrating stranger shall not be able to discover or find out what is not proper to be intimated: and sometimes von •hail divert a discourse, and manage it pm dently for the honor of tho Worshipful Frater nity.” We think it behooves the Masonic press to use their influence in suppressing the evil re ferred to. ANTHON LODGE, NO 769. This lodge held a regular communication last Monday evening, 11th inst., and conferred tbe First Degree in full form, with W. Bro. Geo. A. I.owes, the Master, presiding, and Bro. Robert 15. Peterson in his station as 8. D. There was a good attendance of members and visitors, among them being W. Bros. Ballance, Genns aud Gilmer, Paet Masters of Anthon ; W. Eros. Van Valkenburgh, of Baltic; Brinck erhoff, of Reliance ; and Trask, of Central; Bro. Richard Senior (the Senior), of Antiquity ; Frank Nolan,.of Hill Grove; and brethren of several other lodges. W. Bro. Brinckerhoff presented the L. S., and W. Bro. Van Valkenburgh the W. T. A social hour at Bro. Leopold’s followed the closing of tbe lodge. To-morrow evening the First Degree will probably be conferred. Visitors may be sure of a cordial and fraternal welcome irom the genial and courteous Bro. Lowes. ADYTUM LODGE, NO. 640. This lodge held a regular communication last Tuesday evening, 12th inst. Notwithstanding the hot weather, there was a large attendance of members and visitors. Among those pres ent were W. Bros. Perham and Paine, of Ady tum; Harper, of United States; Penney, of Cos mopolitan; Harriman, of Anthon, and Mascord, of Altair. The lodge was also honored with tho presence (unofficially) of R. W. Bto. P. L. Schenck, the newly appointed D. D. G. M. of the Third District. The'Third Degree was conferred in full form and very impressive style, W. Bro. Gunzen hauser, the Master, presiding in the first sec tion, W. Bro. Paine in the second section, and W. Bro. Mascord in the third section, with Bro. Rivers acting as S. D. throughout. In a certain portion of the degree Bro. Richard Senior in troduced a solo, which he sang in a very sol emn and plaintive manner, and added greatly to the impressiveness of the ceremonies. After conferring tho degree and the comple tion of the regular business, the lodge was called off until September. The brethren then repaired to Bro. Fayen’s, in Myrtle avenue, and passed an hour of social enjoyment. PIATT LODGE, NO. 194. Our readers will remember that Thursday, tbe 7th inst., was an extraordinarily warm day; but notwithstanding the extreme heat, even in the evening, W. Bro. Charles Emmett, the Mas ter, had the satisfaction ot seeing with him over fifty visitors and members. The work was the Third Degree, and as is usual, since this worthy brother has occupied the East, it was a special occasion. Present were W. Bro. C. A. Stevens, Of Arcturus, assisting in the last section; W. Bro. A. C. Bracket, of Ocean, presenting the trowel; W. Bro. George Lawrance, of lonic, as sisting in the second section; also, W. Bro. Fred Hartenstein, of City; Goldman, of Emanuel; Irving Hazelton, of Washington, No. 21; Past Master R. Reilly, Sr., of lonic; Buckbee, Gray and Cay wood, of Piatt, and a number of visit ors from Scotland, Philadelphia and Jersey City. W. Bro. Emmett worked the first part splendidly, and a glorious time was had alter the labors of the evening, when assctobiiilg is Bode’s private chambers, where drinking to tho health and prosperity of the Dispatch wag one of the features ol this hilarious party of good and loyal brethren, who did not take their de parture until the “ wee ema’ houre ” of the morning. CONSTITUTION LODGE, NO. 241. The members ot this lodge have taken the initiatory steps toward making a successful ex hibition in the proposed fair in aid of the Hall and Asylum Fund, and the extinguishment of the debt. After the regular communication on Tuesday evening, the wives and daughters of the members having been invited, convened a temporary meeting, W. Bro. G. W. Wyckoff was elected chairman, and having stated tbe object of tbe mooting, Mrs. H. C. Parke was appointed a committee to take the necessary measures in furtherance thereof, and obtain the co-operation of all interested in the lodge. ANOTHER FISHING EXCURSION. This time it emanated from Chancellor Wal worth Lodge, No. 271. Major J. H. Benton be ing the honored guest aud several distinguish ed brethren participating. At the head of them all was our own brand new Grand Marshal, R. W. Wright D. Pownall. We have not had the pleasure to " homolgate ” our brother upon his advancement, but are informed that he carries the new honors with becoming modesty, and we here take occasion to express onr gratifica tion at hie appointment. Others of the party were Brothers Dewitt C. Monell, Benj. La Bru, George C. Russell, John Gillsan, Felix Myers, and Bro. John W. Jenkins, tbe Master of No. 271. Beside the fishing itself, there were other entertainments, as the party went to Brandt’s Point in, Jamaica Bay, and landed at several places, they had ample opportunity to enjoy themselves. There were walking matches, jumping, running, and all the sports these " boye ” of fifty and over love to engage in. As to tho number of fish caught deponent sayeth not, nor can we tell how much lemonade wae wasted by the party. ARRESTED. There is a certain well known brother resid ing in Brooklyn, who is in the habit ot spend ing the Summer with his family at a country resort, and it is bis custom on such occasions to leave the keys of the house with a neighbor, and to notify the police of the precinct that the family are absent, and request them to exercise extra supervision over the premises. A few days ago it happened that his daughter had occasion to visit the house to procure some articles which were needed, and, without notily ing the police, the obtained the keys from the neighbor and entered the house; and to make it more comfortable she opened one of the win dows. The patrolman on the post at the time happened to be a new man and did not know any of the family, and seeing the window open he deemed it his duty to ascertain the cause thereof. Although the young lady’s explana tion seemed straight enough, yet his sense of duty did not seem to justify him in letting the matter drop there. But hie native gallantry came to the rescue. Being a gallant man, (as what Brooklyn policeman is not ?) he hesitated to place her under arrest, but told her he would allow her to go to tbe station house and bring eome one who knew her, while he would re main in charge of the premises. She soon re turned with an officer who identified her, and the matter was at once eettled satisfactorily to all. This little incident teaches two things: First, that the Brooklyn police force is composed ol faithful and efficient officers; and second, that when people go away and leave their premises in charge of the police, they should not enter those premises without first notifying the police. Thanks.—Wears indebted to R. W. Bro. Theodore 8. Parvin, Grand Secretary, for a copy of the transactions of the Grand Lodge of lowa, at its annual session in June last It is an elegant volume ol about 900 pages, of which some 250 are occupied by his report on correspondence, in which New York has most fraternal and kindly notice. Speaking of the report, we may say that while its literary ability is beyond all question, it is immensely too long to secure general reading, which is supposed to be the purpose ol ench documents; while, on the other hand, to “country delegates” like our self, it will furnish many pleasant hours, es pecially as on all important questions our opin ion and his are in perfect accord. Many happy returns, Bro. Parvin. Appointed Grand Representative.— The Grand Master ol Royal and Select Masons of the State of Pennsylvania, baa appointed Bro. John Hodge, of Lockport, N. Y., Grand Repre sentative ot the Grand Council of Pennsylvania near the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masons of the State of New York. Bro. Hodge seems to have the confidence of the fraternity in other States as well as in hie own. In many lodges he has had honorary membership be stowed upon him. City Lodge, No. 408, has called off during the summer months, and will again re sume labor on September 21, 1887, unless spe cially convened. Ind: pendent Lodgi , No. 185, will meet to-morrow evening, July 18, and confer the First Degree on three or more candidates. , NEW YORK DISPATCH, JULY 17, 1887. ROYAL ARCH ITEMS. Wc cordially call the attention ot High Priests and Sec retaries and companions from everywhere, to this col umn. and respectnilly and fraternally invite them to send us notice of work on hand, or any items of especi al interest to Royal Arch Masons. DE WITT CLINTON, No. 1-12. On Fri lay evening, the Bth inst., New York and Brooklyn chapters combined to make up a good party of Royal Arch Masons, first, to pay a visit to the above chapter; meet the Grand High Priest, and third (incidentally), to witness and assist De Witt Clinton Chapter to confer the Royal Arch degree; and in all this they were eminently successful, a very large number of companions having assembled in pursuance of the very elaborate cards of in vitation which were sent out, and to avail them selves ol the opportunity to greet the Chief of Capitular Masonry. There were present, beside M. E. Comp. Sherer, the Grand High Priest, R. E. Comp. W. J. McDonald, Grand Captain of the Host; B. E. U. Baker, Grand R. A. C.; Erskine H. Dickey, Grand P. 8.; R. E. John B. Harris, Past Grand P. S.; R. E. Frank Magee, Grand Representa tive of New Jersey; R. E. Comp. E. Loewen stein, Grand Representative of the Grand Chap ter of Dakota; and M. E.’s Carpenter, of Pro gressive ; H. Hahn, A. B. Martin, M. J. Har rington, F. Nolan, J. Laird, F. E. Davis, C. Johnston, William Hall, of Union; J. M. Fer rera, and numerous delegations from Union, No. 180, Standard, Gate of Temple, Empire, No. 170, Metropolitan, Banner, Progressive, and others we failed to obtain. The M. E. High Priest of De Witt Clinton, Robert F. Dickey, had his hands full in greet ing all the distinguished visitors. The Royal Arch degree was conferred in full form, and was attentively listened to by all present. After the completion ot the degree the chap ter closed, and members and visitors were escorted up stairs to tho Banquet Hall, where a good and substantial lunch was enjoyed by all, and a very jolly set they were too. DeWitt Clinton deserves credit for their good work and the manner in which they advance Royal Arch Masonry. Other chapters should profit by the example set by this enterprising and hospitable chapter. Tbe New York delegation retired in good order, and we are informed that most of them arrived at their respective homes in good sea son and greatly pleased and edified by what they had seen in DeWitt Clinton Chapter. MANHATTAN, NO. 180. On next Wednesday, the 20th inst., this chap ter meets to confer the Past and M. E. Masters Degree. Dr. Worster, Past H. P. and Assistant Grand Lecturer, will preside in the later degree, and we predict a large attendance. Manhattan is always well attended, but when it is known that Doe. Worster is going to confer the M. E. Degree, an extra large audience is always to be expected. MORRISON MEMORIAL COMMITTEE. A meeting of friends, brethren and compan ions of the late Bro. James E. Morrison met last Tuesday evening and organized, for the purpose of erecting a monument over the re mains of the lamented brother. Plans, ways and means were discussed by those present. It was suggested to make it a specially Capitular monument, but that was voted down, as Bro. Morrison wae so much identified with all that appertains to Masonry, jnd the craft at large, that it was deemed best to make it emphatically a monument erected io his memory by his Masonic friends and broth ers. On next Tuesday evening, 19th inst., a meeting will be held in the committee room of the Grand Lodge Hall at tbe Temple, to choose an executive committee and begin work at once. All who desire to aid in this very laudable un dertaking are earnestly and fraternally invited to attend. EVENING STAR, NO. 225. This chapter held a pleasant convocation on Thursday evening, 7th inst. Comp. George A. Lowes, the E. S., presided. Although the weather was very warm, there was a goodly at tendance of the members, among whom were M. E. Comps. John Laird, the H. P„ and James Pritchard, John T. Clark and Frank T. Nolan, P. H. P.’s. No work was done, but business of importance was transacted, after which, the usual adjournment to Comp. Leopold’s took place. Tbe chapter will meet next Thursday evening, July 21, and a number of distinguished craftsmen are expected to be present. BANNER, NO. 214. This chapter met last Wednesday evening and conferred the P. M. Degree in a very satis factory manner. M. E. Comp. Harrington pre sided, and was assisted by M. E. Comp. James McKigney, the P. S., M. E. Comp. Paul Keie, of Corinthian, acting as R. A. C., together with Comp. 8. B. Trout, the C. of H., and other offi cers and visiting companions. After conclud ing the regular business, the chapter was called off until the fourth Wednesday in September. The visitors were entertained at a neighboring bostelrie by the hospitable companions of this gallant chapter. RIDGEWOOD, NO. 263. This chapter has called off tor the months of July and August. QUEBTIONS-THOUGHTS-IDEA9. M. B. F.—Will you be so kind as to give me an answer to the following: What is the pres ent status in regard to limitation of lodge juris diction ? Is it by air line or by the most usual traveled route? And what are the points of measurements from lodge to lodge, from centre of city, village or town, or Irom boundary lines of tne same to centre of city, village or town, etc. Answer.— Tbe Grand Lodge has decided statutes, p. 57—That the jurisdiction ol a lodge over candidates extends to a point halt way be tween it and tbe nearest lodge, such point to be ascertained on an air line ironplodge to lodge. Perfect Ashlar Lodge and Associa tion goes to-day on a fishing excursion, an un dertaking which is one of the proclivities of W. Bro. Greenbaum, their Mister. It is well known that aside irom his love ior fun, his hob t>y is bent on such diversities of life. The Dis patch is invited and will participate. We pro pose to give our readers a full account, but assure them in advance that we accepted the invitation under the condition that extraordi nary fish stories, which may crop out Irom the fruitful brains of some well-known and other wise highly appreciated brethren of Per eet Ashlar, will be given only with “a grain of salt.” Truth is mighty and mast prevail. We wish luck to the boye and lots of fun. Hohenlindbn Lodge, No. 56.—This lodge will jubilate on next Thursday, 21st, by holding an excursion. Steamboat and barges have been secured, a good band of music is on hand, and all preparations have been made to insure a good and suceesßiul affair. We ac knowledge the receipt of an invitation, but tear we will have to deny ourselves the pleasure of being with the brethren of Hobenlinden. How ever, we wish them success and a good time which, we doubt not, they all will enjoy. Washington Lodge, No. 21.—The next regular communication of this lodge will be held at their rooms, No. 289 Bleecker street, on Tuesday evening, July 19. Visiting brethren always welcome. Work—First Degree. At the last election of Constantine Commandery, No. 48, held April 26th, the following officers were elected: W. L. Chester E. C.; A. M. Underhill, G.; L. S. King, C. G.; A. C. Marsh, Treas.; J. I. Conklin, Jr. Recorder. The Mysterious Mason Identified.— About two years ago we printed a curious story ot the burial of an unknown Freemason, in Cal ifornia, by the brethren of the fraternity. He had met his death in a sudden and mysterious manner, and there was none who could tell his name or whence he came. His body bore tat tooed emblems of the craltof the most remark able character, and the brethren into whose hands he tell were satisfied that he was not only one ot their number, but a devoted work man. Tho New Haven Lever says that a busi ness man ot that city, named E. M. Spencer, is the brother of the man ot whom this cunoue story is told, and the nameot the man who end ed his career in the manner described was Al bert C. Spencer. He had been tor a number of years secretary of the Viceroy of Egypt, and it is supposed that the work on his body was per formed by Masons in that singular country. Among other things, he had on hie breast the emblems of the square and compasses, with the letter “0” on either side, and he wore upon his breast a pin in oval form, bearing the same in scription, whose design wae copied from one found in the ruins of Solomon’s Temple. The brother claimed the body, and had it disin terred, and, by describing marks not before noticed, conviuced the members of the frater nity that he was indeed the brother ot the stranger, and erected a marble monument over his final resting-place— Canadian Craftsman, The principles inculcated in our sys tem of instruction, when respected and ad hered to in our intercourse with each other, must strengthen tho bond of union, increase the ties of fellowship, command the respect due to our posit on, promote the harmony ot tho order, aud thereby render honor to the fra tern.iy. PERSONAL. Henry 0. Banks.—lf the friends of this dis tinguished and earnest craftsman have noticed lately bis more elastic step, his increased and dignified suavity, mingling, so to speak, the firtiter in re with the sauviter in modo; if his clients find his legal acumen increased and his eagle glance sharpened, and wish to know the cause, they will readily discover it when they are told that he recently paid a short visit to Uncle John up in the mountains, where the old gentleman and his amiable consort filled Henry with produce from the farm and let hie wearied eyes rest on the glories of the fields. What a p ty our Uncle doesn’t keep a hotel, so that we could all go. Happy mountains ! Happy Banks 1 Wright D. Pownall, now the Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge, is quite a young man yet, but his appointment to this high office has given such general satisfaction in the craft, th»t we necessarily look ior the cause of the uni versal sentiment. It is because the brother, as Master of Chancellor Walworth and as Dis trict Deputy Grand Master has fulfilled bis duties withnlovng heart, has smoothed over difficulties, when there were any, and has praised and encouraged when occasion called for such course. It is these sentiments, these characteristics, that elevates men in all stations of commercial and political life, but more so in the Masonic fraternity, in which, we have not the slightest doubt, we will see the subject of this notice in time occupying the highest rank. R. W. Isaac Teichman, P. M. of Pacific Lodge, has been confined to his house, No. 236 East Seventy-second street, suffering from a trouble some disease called “Pamplugue,” which has for some time puzzled his physicians, but yields more readily to treatment at present. It is hoped that our esteemed brother’s condition will sufficiently improve to enable him to pro ceed to Sharon Springe, to recuperate among tbe healthful attractions of that delightful wa tering place. We extend most cordial sympa thy, and much regret that we cannot partici pate with our distinguished frater in hie de lightful exile. M. W. Charles Roome and family have taken quarters at Central Valley, where they are now domiciled for the Summer. The invigorating air and the lovely scenery of the place seem to have their usual effect on the veteran, and he steps forward with a lighter face and a more erect form than when tbe torrid atmosphere and heated pavements of the city oppress him. God grant him many Summers yet in which to enjoy the pleasures of this happy val ley. M. W. J. Edward Simmons, of the Board of Education, is rusticating at his villa near Lake George, where we trust that be is enjoying the pleasures of tbe season as well as needed rest and recuperation. Born and brought up in tho great metropolis, we have often wondered how people could bo content to stay there year in and year out with no desire to look upon the country whore every leaf and twig and flower bears the impress ot Nature’s sweetest smiles. The country lor us, and let it bo plain. Buos. A. Levy of Dirigo Lodge, and James J. Jordan, of Munn Lodge, are enjoying a brief respite from the hosted term and cares of busi ness, at Bro. L.’s beautiful cottage by the sea, near Long Branch. We have received a press ing invitation to participate, and hope to steal a day or two for the enjoyment of the liberal hos pitalities which we well know, from past expe rience, await us in company with such genial bon vivants. 111, Bro. Andrew Peck, 32°, of the Consis tory of New York City, will leave for Europe, on tbe steamer “City of Home,” on Wednesday next, accompanied by his lovely and accom plished daughter, “Minnie,” who proposes to finish her education in one of the celebrated in stitutions of Prussia. We most heartily wish them bon voyage, and take great pleasure in commending our illustrious brother to the royal craft abroad as " A foeman worthy of their steel.” Bao. Edward J. Fearon, the genial and pop ular Treasurer ot Worth Lodge, is summering with hie family at bis country seat near the town of Port Washington, on Long Island. We are glad to know that our esteemed brother is so “hxeu ” as to be able to enjoy such luxury, lor if any man i«soryeg success and good for tune be certainly does. WORTH REMEMBERING. The following, by Rev. Fielder Israel, at tbe annual feast of the Grand Lodge of Massachu setts, presents eome excellent thoughts, most charmingly expressed, and worth preservation: “I have nothing wise or witty at my command at this moment, and you have heard a speech, as usual, from a greatly admired Past Grand Master, brimful of both. “ So you will allow me to be a little grave, or, as an old preacher, a holy, happy man and Ma son used to say, ‘sweetly solemn,’ while I de tain you for a moment or two. “ I want to say, then, Most Worshipful and brethren, that alter careful and patient study of the principles and practices ot Masonry for nearly forty years, I think I have found in it a solid, sound, substantial philosophy of life—a true doctrine of human duty and human destiny. "It teaches us that life is for enjoyment, for blessedness. As men—‘living souls’—we are permitted to he here for the very purpose of enjoying ourselves after the manner of our fathers. “And when I remember that there is not only a feist of ‘ fat things full of marrow, and wines on the lees well refined,’ lor our bodies—but one ol mutual, manly love and good-will for our souls—when I remember, too, that here before me are men whose hands I have grasped as only a Mason can, and upon whose hearts I have laid my heart, and felt the responsive beat of love, then I know what your duty is toward me and what my duty is toward you. In other words, I find in tho system and service of Ma sonry the true fraternity ot race and the fulfill ment of the commandment which was in the beginning, ‘Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself.’ (Applause.) “ The attention of men was at first called to the recognition and realization of the Being of God. They wore required to love Him, under both promises and penalties. “ But when The Divine Man earne, He turned tbe minds and manners ot men, Manward— not away from the heart of God, but toward each other s hearts as well and equally. ‘For the Second is like unto the First.’ Then the foun dations of this Institution were laid, and the stone which the builders rejected became the head stone of the Corner. “ Our venerable Bro. Parkman mentioned the name ot Coolidge a moment ago. The brother who sat next me said, ‘Bro. Coolidge ie just as near to us as he can be to-night.’ I believe it. IDs know where he is, if there is any reliable revelation in the human book and in the human bosom. Wo believe be knows ‘thegreat secret,’ and stands in the wisdom, and strength, and beauty of hie glorified manhood before God, and looks in the lace of the good Father and says, ‘Here am I.’ “The shadow of his presence Is to us to night, in the midst of our festivities, a benedic tion. “Bro. Parkman met him a little while before his translation, and in his genial and cordial way said, ‘William, how are you to-day’’ Coo lidge replied, ‘William, if yon want to know how I feel, just turn to the eighth chapter of Deuteronomy and the second verse.’ “ Do you know how it reads, brethren ? “ ‘ And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee and to prove thee, to know what wae in thy heart, whether thou wouldst Keep His commandments or no.’ “ The disappointments, and even the hard disciplines of hie, are means of enjoyment, and serve to educate us for greater and divine bliss in The Beyond. “Brethren, our destiny does not depend upon our death, but upon our doings. ' Tne Beyond’ should give us no concern. Only let us do as we are taught here, and fill up the measure ol our d»ys with everything good, and true, and excellent; and then some night we may lie down to sleep in peace and quietness, and wake up in the morning sweetly folded in the * Everlasting Arms.’ " So, brethren, let us live on in the faithful discharge of the duties ot life, and with the great hope that we shall enjoy eternity together, according to our several capacities and our in dividual characters.” SOUND ADVICE. As a Fellow Craft, remember the Middle Chamber. If you work, you will be rewarded ; if you work not, you will be entitled to no wages. Apply this lesson to your morale. If you discharge your duty punctually to God and man, a reward is prepared for you in the cham bers of Heaven, which you may receive without a scruple ; while, on the contrary, if you disre gard these duties, you can scarcely expect wages from your celestial Master. Every man shall surely be rewarded according to his work. V. hen you are about to be raised to the third degree of Masonry, prepare yourself by study and reflection; for It embraces everything which is interesting to a human being in his progress through time to eternity—the end and destination of man, the resurrection from the dead and the immortality of the soul. You are admonished to be careful to perform your al lotted task while it is day; to listen to the voice which bears witness, that even in this perish able frame resides an immortal soul, which in spires a holy confidence that the Lord of Life will enable us to trample tho King of Terrors beneath our feet anq lilt our eyes to the bright morning star, whose rising brings peace and salvation to the faithful aud obedient of the hu man race. 1 cannot be too particular in recommending you to habituate yourself to serious application to Masonic studies if you aro desirous ol dis tinction. Without excellence you can never become a bright Mason: and excellence can only be acquired by application to the lodge, and study and reflection beyond its walls.— Masonic ridings. A MEMORIAL SERVICE in ToSpect Of Thos. Arthur Doyle, 33°, held in Freemasons’ Hall, Providence, June 9th, that date being the anniversary of hie death, was attended by a large number ot prominent brethren and in vited guests. An elaborate and impressive service was rendered, by means of which ten der and devout feelings were quickened, and a proper tribute paid to an illustrious brother who had an exceeding love for Freemasonry, and found very much ot the zest ef life in Ma sonic lellowehip and work.— Depository. THE SCIENCE OF SILENCE. A young man was sent to Socrates to learn oratory. On being introduced to the philoso pher. he talked eo incessantly that Socrates asked lor double fees. “ Why charge me double ?” asked the young man. “ Because,” eaid Socrates, “ I must teach you two sciences —the one how to hold your tongue, the other how to speak.” Certainly the first science is quite as valuable as the second, and most peo ple, if they spoke truthfully, would say as Si monides did, that he never regretted holding his tongue, but very often was sorry for having spoken. The simple act of self-denial, in re straining tbo expression of unpleasant feelings or harsh thoughts, is the foundation stone of happy social intercourse; for nothing draws people so closely together as the constant expe rience of mutual pleasures, and nothing so quickly drives them asunder as the frequent endurance of pain caused by one another's presence. Ons does not know How mr.ch an ill word may impoison liking. This is true in all social intercourse, but es pecially in married life, which, should it has well been said, be “ a sweet, harmonious song, and like one of Mendelshon’s ‘without words.’ ’’ I have read somewhere the following ar rangement for avoiding family quarrels: “ You see, sir,” said an old man, speaking of a couple who lived in perfect harmony in his neighborhood, “they’d agree between them selves that whenever he came home a little ‘contrairy’ and out of temper he wore hie hat on the back of his head, and then she never eaid a word.” As it takes two to make a quarrel, either the husband or the wife might often prevent one by stepping out of the room at the nick of time; by endeavoring to divert attention and conver sation from the burning question ; by breathing an instantaneous prayer to God for calmness before making any reply; in a word, by learn ing to put in practice on certain occasions the science of silence. Robert Burton tells of a woman who, hearing one of her “gossips” complain of her husband’s impatience, told her an excellent remedy lor it. She gave her a glass of water, which, when she brawled she should hold still in her mouth. She did so two or three times with great suc cess, and at length, seeing her neighbor, she thanked her for it, and asked to know the in gredients. She told her that it was “fair water,” and nothing more: for it was not the water but her silence which performed the cure. He who has learned the science of silence may hide ignorance and even acquire a reputation for knowledge and wisdom. A story is told ol the painter Zeuxis, how he reproved a certain high priest of Great Diana of the Ephesians, who discoursed of pictures in the artist’s studio with so reckless an audacity of ignorance that the very lads who were grinding colors could not retrain from giggling,whereupon Zeuxis said to his too eloquent friend, “As long as you kept from talking you were the admiration of these boys, who were all wonder at at your rich attire and the nnmber of your servants ; but now that you have ventured to expatiate upon the arts of which you know nothing, they are laughing at you outright.” Denouncing the vapid verbiage of shallow praters, Carlyle exclaims: “ Even Triviality and Imbecility that can sit silent, how respect able they are in comparison!” It was said ol one who was taken for a great man so long as he held his peace : “ This man might have been a councilor of state till he spoke; but having spoken, not the beadle of a ward.” Lord Lytton tells of a groom married to a rich lady, and in consequent trepidation of be ing ridiculed by the guests in his new home. An Oxford clergyman gave him this advioe : “ Wear a black coat and hold your tongue.” The groom was soon considered the most gen tlemanly person in the county. Silence is an excellent foil for conversation. A clever man makes his talk far more delight ful by interposing occasional flashes of silence, as Sydney Smith said Macauley did on his re turn from India.— Exchange. THE “ LOST ARTS.” The term "lost arts” is somewhat comprehen sive. Nobody knows now just what it does in clude, for the reason that there were doubtless arte and processes known to nations which have perished and been forgotten, and all the ves tiges ol their skill and handicraft that remain to tell us that they existed are a few tumuli, from which has been exhumed enough to war rant the conjecture that they mark the spot where refined art once held her seat. The ancient Egyptians, the Phoenicians, and even the Romans of more recent date, have left in their remains the testimony of a knowledge of chemistry that, in some respects, discounts modern science. The Romans made malleable glass, and they got their chemistry from the Arabians. Prof. Silllman, of Yale College, brought an an cient glass goblet from Rome, which could be smashed out of shape and then restored with a hammer. It was brilliant and transparent, but not brittle. It is also said that they had a kind of glass which, supported by one end, would, in twenty-lour hours, dwindle down to a fine line, and could be curved around the wrist like a bracelet. There was the art of coloring and gilding glass by a process of which we of the present day know nothing, although we have invented a process of our own. Another lost art was the tempering copper and bronze to the hardness of steel, and of this material the Egyp tians and their contemporaries made their edged tools. They mixed paints eo that the colors are imperishable, and the pictures and colored stuccoes in the ruins of Egyptian palaces four thousand years old are as bright and fresh to day as when the artist first gazed complacently on his work. The process of making the famous Tyrian royal purple dye—the material used and tbo manner of using it—is forgotten, but the wealthy Pompeiian eighteen centuries ago ap plied tbo tint for us to admire in its primeval freshness, even after its long sepulture under the ashes of Vesuvius. is not a cutler living to-day who, with all the appliances of modern science, can approach the famous Damascus blades, which could bo bont from point to hilt and would fly back into a perfect line, and modern skill has made but a lame imitation of the gold tracery through their steel. How the thralls of Rameses and Thot mes transported cyclopean monoliths and ele vated them to dizzy heights is entirely unknown to us, although with our inven tions for centralizing mechanical forces we could accomplish the same ends. We can go to Egypt or even to our museums to day and stand face to face with kings who were ancient when Pharaoh lived, thanks to an art preservative of the Egyptians. Roman emperors sat in their private boxes in the Coliseum and looked down in the distant arena, where gladiators slew each other or cap tives fought with wild beasts for their enter tainment, and the scene was brought near to the imperial eye by a precious lens, which was perhaps the gem in a signet ring, while hie royal spouse shone resplendent with jewels of engraved glass. Austrian and Hungarian arti sans and chemists have in vain endeavored to approach the iridescent glass which arch t olo gists have brought to light. Their most bril liant successes pale and grow dim in the hues of those long-buried treasures, though it is claimed now that their iridescence is not artifi cial, but the decomposition from age. Others of the “lost arts ’ might be mentioned, but this answer has already exceeded the proper limit of space.—Nan Erancisco Call. To be good men and true, men of honor and honesty, by whatever denomination or persuasion they may be distinguished, are the characteristics to be possessed by the as pirant lor Masonic honors. WARING &, HUBBARD, NO. 22 FOURTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, PATRIARCHS’ MILITANT and other Society Uniforms a specialty. COATS EMBLEMATICALLY TRIMMED, sl2 to S2O. CAPES, $8 to sl6. DSL. B. H. DUFIGNAC. FRENCH DENTIST, No. 159 BOWERY. 45 YEARS’ ACTIVE PRACTICE AT DENTISTRY. 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, 50c. Silver, platina and gold plates bought. Open evenings and Sundays. Lady in attendance. JAMES LUKER, “ MANUFACTURER OF KFiIGtBL'Jt’BS J? ICAI X-JL.A.TVS, MASONIC, and ALL KINDS OF SOCIETY GOODS, No 133URAND STRUBT. CORNER Of CROSBY. NOTARY AND COMMISSIONER FOR .ILL TUE STATES, Henry C. Banks. LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICES of BANKS A BANKS Nob. 3 JOHN ST. and 192 BROADWAY. House ; No. 181 East 127th st., cor. Lexington ave., NEW YORK CITY. ' MASONIC DIRECTORY. NEW YOKE. ACACIA, No. 327, meets first and third Tues days, Clinton Room, Masonic Temple, Twanty-t,hj,r4 street and Sixth avenue, Adam G. Vail, M. George D. Sauer, Treas, J aines D. Cutwater. 8. Wk Hank A. Hovey, Bea Wut U Ferre, J. w. ADELPHIU, No. 348.—The regular commu nications are held on the first and third Tuesdays of eacn month, at 8 o'clock, F. M., In lonic Room, Masonic Temple. Wm. Wallace Walker, M. J. W. Sandford, Treas. H. J. Emerson, S. W. Wm H. Innet, Sec. R. H. Foote, J. W. AMERICUS, No. 535, meets first and third Thursday evenings of each month, in Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple, Sixth avenue and Twenty-third st Daniel T. Samson. Tre is. James S. Eraser. M.' William R. Reiyea, Sec., Samuel Pickford, 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 202 E. 86th st., 8. E. cor. 3d avenue, on the first' and third Tuesdays o! each month. Chas. a. Stevens M. Albion T. Stevens. Treas. Ben;. F. Ferris, S. W. ’ John J Becker, Sec., Bernard W. Hough, J. W. Residence, No. 20 East 134 street. BUNTING, No. 655, meets first and third Mondays of each month, corner 124th street and Third avenue, Harlem. Theodore A. Jasper, M, Cyrus O. Hubbell, Treas. Geo. D. Leech, 8. W. Z. T. Benson, Sec. Hubert Mullany, J. W. CITY, No. 408, meets first and third Wed nesdays of each month, at No. 33 Union Square (Decker Building) H. P. Muller, Treas. Fred. Hartenstein, M. Francis Clery, Sec., M. Dittenhoeier, 8. W, 52 East 'doth street Simon Bower, J, W, COPESTONB, No. 641, meets second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, at Corinthian Rooms, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Wm, Me Kaul, M. Martin Kalb, Treas. Wm J. Mathews, S. W, H. T. Gibson, Sec., Joseph J. Moen, J. W. Residence, No. 203 West 48th street. CORINTHIAN, No. 488, meets second and fourth Thursdays, at Grand Opera House, 23d street and Bth avenue, at BP. M. Fred. K. Van Court, M. Geo Stone, Treas. Thomas Bonner. S. W. Geo. F. Thornton, Sec. Alonzo M. Robertson J.W CRESCENT, No. 402, meets second and fourth Thursdays, in Austin Room, Masonic Temple. Strangers in the city and others of the craft are cor dially invited. Edward B. Harper, M. Julius W. Krafft, Treas. F. H. Wall, 8. W. Jas. IT. Bailey, Sec. Chas. B. Pearse. J. W. DIHIGO, No. 30, meets second and fourth Mon days of each month, in Composite Rooms. Masonic Temple. Sixth avenue and 23d street. Moritz N. Silherstetn, 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. B. Loewenstein, Treas. Samuel K. Johnson, M. John 11. Meyerholz, S°c.. Joseph Frankfort, S. W. 410 E. 791 h street. Van Wyck Crozier. J. W. EMANUEL, No. 654, meets second and fourth Thursdays each month, at Koster & Bial’s Hall, No 117 West Twenty-third street. Jere. H. Goldman M. M. Laski, Treas. Henry IT. Wilzln, 8. W. Leonard Le «pr-ohn. Sec. Wm. M. Watson. J. W. EVANGELIST, No. 600, meets first and third Tuesdays of each month, at Masonic Temple, Twenty third street and Sixth avenue , J. M. Layman, M. Mitchell Halliday, Treas. Wm. P. Mitchell, S. W. Wm. J. Gamier, Sec. J. Oscar Morgan, J. W. Address, 263 West 17th street. GIRARD, No. 631, meets first Friday in each month, Livingston Room, Masonic Temple, n-u „ Peter G. Arnott, M. Th os. P. Clench, Sec. E. S. King. S. W. J. Blankenstein Treas. U. L. Washburn, J. W. HIRAM, No. 449, meets first and third Fri days of each month, at Clinton Rooms, Masonic Tem ple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. , „ C. A. Winch, M. J. F. Connor Treas. G. H. Rudolph, S. W. J. Farrell. soc. f. j. Feeney. J W. INDEPENDENT, No. 185, meets first and third Mondays of e >eh month, at German Masonic Tem ple, East Fifteenth street. C. B. Parker, M. _ Lemuel Russell. S. W. W. Lindemeyer, Treas. Geo. B. H ebard, J. W. E. R. Brown, Sec., P. O. Pox 3,551 KANE, No. 454.—Regular communications of Kane Lodge will be held on the Irs \ third and fifth Tuesdays In Austin Room, Masonic Temple. T.iomas E. Stewart, M. Chas. A Whitney, Treas. Charles F. Ulrich, S. W. Henry W. Penovar. Sec. Roll n M Morgan, J. W. LAFAYETTE LODGE, No. 64, meets sec ond and fourth Mondays of each month. In Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. F. Ackerman, Treas. Jas. P Clark. M. F. J. Milligan, Sec., ' David McKelgfv, S. W. No. 73 East 124th st. Philip Bunions, J. W. MONTGOMERY, No. 68, meets in the Doric Room, Masonic Temple, every first and third Monday evenings, at 7:30 o’clock. F. Q Woodruff, Treas. W. P. Worster. M. 0. F. W. McGowen, Sec., J. Wesley Smith, 1 W. Box No. 6a Masonic Temple Thos. J. I’ardy, J. W. MUNN, No. 190, meets on the second and fourth Thursday evenings, at Livingston Room, Ma eomc Temple. Joseph Abraham, N’ IL F. Huntemann, Treas. W. E. Harwood, S. W. Ezra B. Stockvis. Sec. Jas. A. Delchey, J. W. No. 413 West 18th street. NATIONAL, No. 209, meets in Clinton Room, Masonic Temple, 23d street and 6tli avenue, second and fourth Fridays each month. Daviu Newmark, M. J. L.Voorhees. Treas. Wm Schlesinger, S.W. E. Percival. Fee., 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. Anderson, S. W. J. J. Fox, Sec , Wm H. Smith, J W. No. 3 Jacob street, New Yoik PACIFIC, No.. 233, meets fir-4: and third Thursdays of each month, in the lonic Boom, Masonic Hall, Sixth avenue and Twenty-third street. W. John Pullman M. Francis McMulkin, Treas. William J. Conway, S. W. Jame-’ Hyde, Sec., William Irvine, J. W. Address, No. 66 Lynch stree , Brooklyn. PARK, No. 516, meets first and third Tues days, N. W. corner of Seventh avenue and Forty-ninth street. William W. Seymour, M. Charle' Lehritter, Treas. James Ferguson, S. W. Horatio Sands, Sec. John 11. 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. Greenbanin, Treas. Henry Wil-:son, S. W. S. Bibo, Sec. Henry Konig, J. W. POLAR STAR, No. 245, meets first and third Wednesdays of each month, in lonic Room. German Masonic Temple, No. 220 East Fifteenth street. , George A. Harkness, M. Guy Culgin, Treas. M m. H. Miller, Jr , S. W. W. 8. Lightbody, Sec. B A. Carlan, J W. SHAKESPEARE LODGE, No. 750, meets first and third Thursdays in each month, at Composite Ropm. Maspulc Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth asdnuo. S. J. Brown, Treas. Moses Harlam, M. Ed. Gottlieb, Sec., Chas. Rosenthal, S. W. 104 Second street, City. Asher Morris. J. W. ST. CECILE, No. 568, meets the first, third and fifth Tuesday afternoons each month, at 1:30 P.M., at Tuscan Room, Masonic Temple. Visitors are always welcome. Myron A. Decker, M. Martin Papst, Treas. John E. Morse. S. W. Lawrence O’Reilly, See. Wm. H. Livingston, J. W. STRICT OBSERVANCE, No. 94, meets first, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month, at No. 9e.3 Third avenue, corner of Fiity seventh street. James F. Bragg, Treaa. Sylvester D. Smith, M. Jackson Bell, Seo.. Robert Kopp, 8. 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 bth ave. James N. Johnston, M. Richard Koch, Treas. Dan. C. Springs!eel, S. W. P. M. John W. Sokfel, Sec. Dunham Emery, J. W. WASHINGTON, No« 21, meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at No. 289 Bleecker street (Dixon’s Building). Jos. Morrison, Treas. Irving Hazelton, M. Jas. 8. Foote, Sec., J. H. Malees, S. W. 74 Broadway. H. J. Freeman, J. W. WORTH No. 210 j meets second and fourth Mondays of each month, in Doric Room, German Ma sonic Temple, No. 220 East Fifteenth street. John J. Burchell, M. Edward J. Fearon, Treas Thomas P. Holies, S. W. Geo. W. Connor, Sec., Elmer E. Fe.stel, J. W. Care of Fearon A Jenks, No. 158 South street. CHAPTERS, ADELPHIC, No. 158, meets 2d and 4th Wednesdays of each month, In Egyptian Room, Ma sonic Temple. P. C. Beniamin, H. 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 S.xth avenue. Wm. H. Adams, Treas. Christopher Johnson, H. P. Oscar G Ahlstrom, Sec., Bernard A. Carlan, K. 162 WHI iam street. Fred. D. Cla->p, S. MANHATTAN, No. 184, meets first and third Wednesdays of each month, at Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. Wm. Henry Smith. H. P, F. Oscar Woodruff, Treas. Sam’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 month, at Decker Building, No. 33 Union Square. J, P. Clark, King. E. Ringer, H. P. Wm. Stoll, Scribe. A. P. Lockwood, Sec., R. J. Black, Treas. No. 719 Fifth st., city. UNION CHAPTER, No. 180, stated convo cations second and fourth Saturdays, at the Taber nacle, No. 161 Eighth avenue, northeast corner ol Eighteenth street. Wm.gJ. McDonald, Treas. Wm. Hal], H. P. John Hoole, Fee , Alex. W. Murray, K. No. 63 Hfeecker street. George Miller, 6. COMMANDERIES. ADELPHIC, NO. 59, meets in conclave sec-, ond Thursday of each month, at Masonic Temple, Twen ty-third street and Sixth avenue, Valentine Mott, Com.’ J. W. Sanford, Treas, J. H. Downs, G. W. H. Imiet, Rec. Geo. W. Corliss, C. G. CCEUR DE LION, No. 23, assembles in con clave second Friday of each month, at Masonic Temple, Twenty-third street and Sixth avenue. William Otis Munree, C. Fdwln R. McCarty. Treas. Cornelius Wavdell, G. George W. Thorn, Rec. Claudius M. Roome, C. G. CONSTANTINE, No. 48, assambles in staied conclave on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at their asylum, 130th street and Third avenue. . ZY m w * L - E- c. A. C. Marsh, Treas. A. M. Underhill, G. J. I. Conklin, Jr., Recorder. L. S. King, C. G. IVANHOE, No. 36, assambles in conclave third Friday each month, bank building, Fourteenth street and Fourth avenue. E. C. Harwood, M. D., E. C. Harvey Beniamin. Generalissimo. H. D Menzies, C. G. William H. Peckham, Treaa. William S. Hemming, Rec., No. 77 E. 86th street. YORK COMMANDERY, No. 55, K. T., assembles in regular conclave, fourth Wednesday of each month, at their Asylum, Ma-onic Temple, corner Twenty-thira street and Sixth avenue. James s. Manning, Com. Henry Hutchison, Treas. James S. Fraser, Gen. Alexander W. Murray, Rec., Geo. B. French, Capt. Gen. 259 Humboldt street, Brooklyn, N. Y. ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE. (Four Bodies.) THE LODGE OF PERFECTION OF NEW . YORK CITY, meets at Consistorial Chambers, Masonic Temple, on the first Tuesday of every month, at 8 P. M. G. H. Fitzwilson, D. M. Joseph B. Eakins, M. N. Ponce de Leon, Treas. Geo. W. Van Buskirk, S. W. Wm. 8. Paterson, Sec., Charles A. Benedict, J. W. No. 100 Reade street. THE COUNCIL OF PRINCES OF JERU SALEM OF NEW YORK CITY, meets at Consistorial Chambers, Masonic Temple, on the third Saturday of every month, at BP. M. E. Porter Cooley, D. M. Stephen D. Affleck, M. Martin Kalb, Treas. George Wood. S. W. Wm. S. Paterson, Sec., G. W. Van Buskirk, J. W. No. 100 Reade street. THE CHAPTER OF ROSE CROIX OF NEW YORK CITY meets at Consistorial Chambers; Masonic Temple, on the fourth Saturday of every month, at 8 P. M. James W. Bowden. M. Charles A. Benedict, Orator. John S. King, S. W. N. Ponce de Leun. Treas. Thomas Moore, J. W. Wm. S. Paterson, Sec.. Na 100 Reade street. THE CONSISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY. 8. P. R. S.. meets at Consistorial Chambers, Ma fconic Temple, when specially convened. Charles H. Heyser, IstL. U. C. T. McClenachan. Com. Joseph M. Levey, Treas. Geo. W. Millar, 2d L. C. Wm. 8. Pateison, Sec., Wm. D. Garrison, M. S. No. 100 Reade st NOBLES OF *HE MYSTIC SHRINE. 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. Benjamin, Assistant Rabban. Chares H. Heyzer, High Priest. Joseph B. Eakins, Director. Wm. & 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, a. Taylor, Treas. John W. Evans, M. E. J. Campbell, Sec., E. F. Gordon, 8. W. P. O. Box No, 161, Edwin Knowles, J.W. CHAPTERS. NASSAU, No. 109, meets first, third and filth Wednesdays of each month, at Masonic Hall, 304 and 3U6 Fulton street, Brooklyn. P. Fred. Lenhart, H. P, Robert Black, Treas. Wm. A. Bennet, K. O. P. Marrat, Sec., P. A. J. Russell, 8. ’ 26 Vesey st., N. Y. COMMANDERIES. DE WITT CLINTON, No. 27, meets in as sembly. on the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of each month, at Nos. 87, 89 and 91 Broadway, Br-oklyn. E. d. Juan B. Arci. C. James S. Fairbrother. Treas, m. H. Bryant, G. 8. T. Waterhouse, Rec. Geo. B. Clatliu, C. G, ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE. AURORA GRATA LODGE OF PERFEC TION, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley ol Brook lyn. Regular communications are held on the second Friday of each month, at Nos. 38 and 4o Court street Wayland Trask, T. p. o. M. Mark Mayer, Treas. John W. Richardson. Deputy. Frank B. Jackson, Sec., Edwin Knowles, S. W. |26 Pearl fit, N.Y.City. James Btuart Gillen, J. Wi CHINESE MASONKY. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHEE KUNG TONG, A fffi* CRET ORGANIZATION. "What, may I ask, was the subject of your ponderings? Had that roll ol papers any thing to do with them ? ’ “Yes; they are notes gathered by an old part ner of miae, who devoted himseh to a study oi the Chinese people and their customs. I've got a whole case lull of them there, and when I have nothing else to do I amuse myself by read ing some ot them. I have gained a great deal of information from them, which is frequently of considerable assistance to mo in my prac tice.” “ Tell me; what is the story contained in those papers in your lap ?” said the reporter, instinct ively producing his note book and pencil. “ It’s a brief history of the Chinese order of Masons. Now, I suppose you think their’s is like all other Masonry, and a branch of the great organization established by King Holomon. You must disabuse your mind on that score, if such is your opinion. To be sure, it is a society for mutual benefit and protection, but its original and present purpose as well, is entirely revolu tionary. The birth of the order occurred soon alter the Mongolians invaded China and estab lished the present Ming dynasty, which is near ly 400 years old. The society was composed of the old Chinese nobles and their followers, who were opposed to the new emperor. Their num bers were naturally small at first, but the years added to their strength. Each member edu cated his children to a belief in the doctrines of the order, until now their numbers include nearly one-third ot the entire population of the empire. There are also abdut 30,000 in the United States. The influence of the society is naturally very great, and its members have much to do with the formation oi Chinese affairs of state. “ From its inception, four centuries a?o, the society has instigated innumerable rebellions, and all the members naturally imbibe 1 astrong martial spirit. As a consequence, the order has developed many famous soldiers, and among them the great General Loy Yee, who at the age ot 80 years was the commander-in-chief ot all the forces ot the empire. His appoint ment to this position was ot course a measure adopted by the emperor to conciliate the so ciety to which he belonged. Many ot China s foreign ministers also owe their positions to this policy. Being statesmen ot great ability, they naturally become a power to be feared by the government, and are accordingly appointed ns ambassadors to some foreign court in order to get them out of the way. Chin Lin Pan, the first minister to the United States, ttae one ol these, and if the truth were known, I would not be surprised if every minister since was a Chi nese Mason, or a member oi the Chee Kung Tong, as tlie society is called. ‘‘You will gain some idea of the strength of this organization when I inform you that the great Tai Ping rebellion of ’57 was brought about by its leaders and fought by its soldiers. The famous armies known as the Black Flags and Yellow Flags, which performed such bloody work in Tonquin during the recent,war w th France, wore also composed entirely of the members of the Chee Kung Tong and led bv its officers. The headquarters of the order are in the district of Quong Ton, or Canton, as it is known to us. It is from there the edicts are sent which so vitally affect the policy ot the Chi nese government, and which in time may over turn the throne and establish a new dynasty. The queue worn to-day by the Chinese people is a symbol of their bondage to the Mongolian emperor, and is a constant reminder to them ol their subjection. “ The rites of the society ? Yes, I know some thing of them, though there are so many and in such infinite variety that my knowledge of them is necessarily limited. There are thirty-three oaths to be taken, and regular cast iron ones, too, before an applicant can become a Lully con stituted member of the society. Ho can, how ever, withdraw before taking the last oath, pro vided he promises eternal secrecy about what ho had previously seen and heard of the ritual. It this agreement should be violated, for a mem ber of the order should in auy way disgrace himself in the eyes ot his brothers, punishment swilt and terrible is meted out to him. In China it is death, bur in this country that is impossi ble, though they go through all the formula of an execution without the final culmination. The accused is always allowed a trial, but ie seldom acquitted. The wise m n and patriarchs of the order assemble together on that occasion in some one of their Joss houses, and there the accused and accusers are brought be fore them. The latter step forward first, and prostrating themselves upon the ilobr at the feet of the oldest of the wise men, they present their charges. “ The accused then prostrates himself and places the foot of the wise men upon bis neck as a sign of submission. After tins he tells hi* version of the story, still flat upon his stomach on the floor. When this is over the bead man announces bis decision in along and impressive speech, which is interrupted al the end ol every sentence by the others prostrating themselves and uttering words ot assent. The judge next claps his hands and in comes the executioner with a long sword and a wooden bowl, the latter being for the purpose of catching the blood that is not spilled. Going upto the condemned man, who is still lying lace downward upon the floor, the executioner raises him to his knees and bares his neck for the fatal blow. Three times the sword is raised and brought down with terrific force until within half an inch of the kneeling man’s nock, where it stops. This con cludes the ceremony, but the victim’s punish ment is not yet o . er, if he happens to be so fortunate as to live in this country. Great placards announcing his disgrace are posted on all the dead walls throughout the Chinese quar ter, and as soon as the news becomes known the guilty man is completely ostracised by his old associates, and in fact by all the society.”— /rancisco Alta. WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR ! THE STORY OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN AND I’M ANGEL VISIT TO ABOU BEN ADHEM. Once upon a time a lawyer undertook to quiz the Great Teacher, and asked Low he might hope to gain the promised reward at last. Tbo Master answered: “What is written in the law?’* and the lawyer giving a summary of the law* said: To love God with all the -heart and one * neighbor as one e self. “ This do/’ said tbo Master, “ and thou shalt live.” Willing to quiz etill further, the astute law* yer asked: “And who is my neighbor?” Then came the STORY OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN. A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of bis raiment and wounded him* and de parted. leaving him halt dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; andf when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and win*, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care oi him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and eaid un to him, take care ot him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I com© again I will repay thee. Which now ot these three, tbinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among th* thieves ? And he said, he that showed mercy. THE ANGEL VISIT. Abou Ben Adhem may bis tribe increase— Awoke one night from a sweet dream of peace, And law, within the moonlight in bis room, Making It rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel, writing in a book of gold. } Exceeding peace had made Ben Ad med bold, And to the Presence in the room he said: “ What writest thou ?” The vision raised its hea# A And, with a look made all of sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love thft Lord.” "And is mine one?” said Abou. "Nay, not SO.” Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerily still; and said, " I pray thee, then. Write me as one that loves his fellow-men.” The angel wrote and vanished. The next night It came again, with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love ol God had bless’d; And lo I Ben Adhem’s name led all the rest. Leigh Hunt* The application ol it is this: If a Mason have real charity (iovo) for his brother, his name will not only bo written in the golden book oi life, but he will be a “neighbor’ 7 unto thos* who are unfortunate. He will help them that they may maintain self-respect and help them selves. Are anv out of employment, do i>give alm* to a man who can w rk—put work before him. —Masonie Home Journal, “ Th« Fulfilling of the Law.”— I ove, which may be considered as embodying all the that are to be exercised to- ward God, and all the moraines that relate to our neighbor, is the royal and consecrated ex ercise of the human soul. It is “ the fulfilling of the law. ’ It enthrones God in the heart a« the object of supreme love, and seeks the goodl of others, and in both respects, it is just th* opposite of that selfishness which dethrone* God and disregards the rights and interests ol others. The one is holy and the other unholy. Selfishness is the essential element and root of all sinfulness, and love is the essential element of all holiness. The life of love on earth is the prelude of, and preparation for, the life of love in Heaven. Heaven is the abode oi perfect love, and so far as wo aro controlled by this principle here, we exhibit the moral character of saints and angele in Heaven, and are like the God of love, and in harmony with the re quirements of His law. The Right Kind of Masonry.—We believe in a Masonry that operates silently. W« want no loud cry in the market-place, or vain show and pomp. The Mason who tries to live our principles without any ostentation will be * pillar of strength to the noble old institution. The humblest craftsman who has been made a Mason in his heart, is worth more than any number of distinguished members to whom it* teachings are mere verbiage. We care nothing about title or rank, unless under it there is * love for adherence to Masonic truth. Masonry is not kept alive with money or intellect, but by a rigid adherence to its vital principle*—bro therly love and truth. Carry out these, and all else will follow; for, as sure a* God reigns, an institution founded upon theig will MasoniQ Journals 3