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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
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
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
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
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
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,
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