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) | (HE history of the craft in Hutte is an interesting JL one, and its flourishing and prosperous condition to-day is a lasting monument to the few who first planted its seeds here on the bleak mountain side, and inculcated its principles, as enduring and lofty as the mountains themselves. The first Masonic meeting was held in the camp May 27, I 870, and Charles Murphy was elected W. M., John Noyes, S. W., and J. F. Heck, J. W. June 10, of the same year, the brethren received authority to work through I Ienry Cormley, G. M. of Montana Jurisdiction. Ht'TTK Loocîk No. 22- -Was chartered October 3, INTO. O. 1*. Itlaine was the first to receive the degrees, his application being submitted the night of June 10,1870. Mount Moiiiaii Lodge No. 24 Was the next to be chartered in the city, its charter bearing date of Sep tember 10, 1 SN< t. Deer Lodge Chapter No. 3 Was chartered January 23, 1 ST"», and continued to meet at Deer Lodge until June 2K, I NTS, when it was removed to Hutte, and has since formed one of the Masonic bodies of the city. Following is the roster of officers of the different lodges of the city: Bitte Lonnie No. 22 W. M., W. T. Hoardman; S. W., F. C. Wehster; J. W.,C. A, Jackson; Treasurer, A. II. Harret; Secretary, William Coutts; S. D., M. C. Riley; J. 1)., Robert Tait; S. S., Thomas Quirk; J. S., C. Newton; Tyler, F. McDonald. Chartered October 3, 187(1, Membership, about 155, Meets the second and fourth Saturdays of each month in the Masonic temple. Mount Moiiiaii Lonnie No. 24 W. M., William Hamilton; S. W., Add. Williams; J. W., J. A. Fraser; Treasurer, Thomas Stees; Secretary, E. A. Nichols; S. D., James Hillman; J. D., C. W. Granger; S. S., James Tippett; J. S., Morgan James; Tyler, F. Mc Donald. Chartered September 10,1880. Membership about 05. Meets the first and third Saturdays in each month in Masonic temple. Deer Lonnie Chapter No. 3, R. A. M.— H. P., A. J. Dusseau; E. K., Frank Hateman; E. S., W. T. Hoardman; Captain of the Host, William Morsehcad; P. S., William Dunstan; R. A. Captain, M. C. Riley; G. M. Third Veil, Feed Loeber; G. M. Second Veil, E. D. Aiken; G. M. First Veil, H. G. Valiton; Secre tarv, A. II. Harret; Treasurer, G. F. Marsh. Chartered January 23, 1875. Membership, about 75. Montana Comm an men v No. 3, K. T.— E. C., Sir Edward D. Aiken; Gen., Sir Alrick J. Dusseau; C. G., Sir Henry G. Valiton; Prelate, Sir Anthony W. Barnard; Recorder, Sir Fred C. Webster; Treasurer, Sir Oliver P. Hlaine; S. W., Sir Anthony H. Barret; J. W., Sir William Thompson; Warder, Sir Josiah M. Merrill; Standard Hearer, Sir Joseph Anncar; Sword Bearer, Sir William E. Hall. The commandery was chartered June 20, 1870, anil has 45 members. Meets the first and third Thursdays of each month in Masonic temple. Ruth Chapter No. 2, O. E. S.—The Chapter was organized March 10, 1881, and has a membership of 107. It meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Following is the roster of officers: Worthy Matron, Mrs. George F. Marsh; Worthy Patron, T. C. Porter; Associate Matron, Mrs. W. T. Hoardman; Secretary, Mrs. L. F. Simms; Treasurer, Mrs. K. M. Hamilton; Conductress, Mrs. E. D. Aiken: Associate Conductress, Mrs. L. H. Wells; Adah, Mrs. James Fish; Ruth, Mrs. Charles Terrell; Esther, Mrs. U. Seaman; Martha, Mrs. II. McKecn; Electa, Mrs. F. Milholland; Pianist, Mrs. J. R. Bordeaux ; Warder, V. S. Gifford; Chap lains, E. D. Aiken and U. Seaman; Sentinel, Fred McDonald. INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS. N OT only is this order in a prosperous condition in Hutte, but also throughout the Territory. The Grand Lodge has about 1,400 members, and its annual revenue is $22,000. During the past year it has paid $7,300 relief to sick and needy; $500 to widowed families; $1,200 for burying dead members, and $370 for nurse hire for sick. There are three lodges of Daughters of Rebecca, with a total membership of 230. The Grand Encampment is composed of twelve sub ordinate encampments, anil has a membership of 340. Its revenue for the year was $3,000. From the relief fund $550 was expended, and for burying dead members, $215. Grand Lodge Officers —Grand Master, Andrew Logan, Missoula; Deputy Grand Master, S. Irvin Stone, Helena; Grand Warden, N. C. Kinney, Walkerville; Grand Secretary, A. J. White, Butte; Grand Treasurer, J. J. York, Hutte; Grand Representatives, Jacob Loeb, John P. McCabe, Helena; Grand Marshall, Phillip Dodson, Bozeman; Grand Conductor, R. H. Smith, Dillon; Grand Chaplain, William Hamilton, Hutte; Grand Instructor, Henry McMurphy, Hutte; Grand Guardian, W. W. Shipman, Ft. Custer; Grand Herald, Benjamin Pizer, Philipsburg. Grand Encampment Officers —Grand Patriarch, J. W. Miller, Glendale; Grand High Priest, R. M. Calkins, Helena; Grand Senior Warden, David Michle john, Hutte; Grand Junior Warden, Thomas Sturtridge, Butte; Grand Scribe, A. J. White, Butte; Grand Treasurer, J. J. York, Butte; Grand Representative, W. Pinkham, Hutte; Grand Marshal, J. C. Builds, Ft. Custer; Grand Inside Sentinel, Henry Assmussen, Helena; Grand Outside Sentinel, J. T. Athing, Sun River.