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SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION. VOLUME V. NUMBER 14,9 GREAT FALLS, MONTANA, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 2, 1889, PRICE, FIVE CENTS THE GRAND LODGE. ELOQUENT ORATION BY CHARLES H. GOULD. che Maoons Reassemlble Today and Elect OMaerM--Mr. Anderson of Mlssoula Chosen Grand Master--Banquet and Ball tonight. Early in the forenoon, today the Ma sonic Grand Lodge assembled after some routine butsiess. The address was deliv ered by Chlrls HI. Gould, the Grand Oator. Appended is i -full report of this masterly address which was heard with the closest attention and elicited hearty applase: Most Worshipful Grand Masler, War oens and Brehe: Whatever may have een the s.eof our'ancient brethren, ertainit t inethe time when Ma onry wa ehsgitfrom an operative to awholly speculative institution, it has been' a custom--almost worthy of being railed a "landmark"-to appoint some brother topreeent an annual address to the members of~the Most Worshipful Grand gllg ,ot, some subject germane to the tinter`of the craft. In our, teerit the custom has been more fts'eainitly "honored in the breach thbn the observance"? Not, indeed, for want of oratorical ability or for the ab eoce of scholastic attainments of Mon ana Masons, but probably for the reason at lodges were few and far between,the o.oveeced.. of travel limited and uncer in, and thid transactions of routine busi ess considered of more importance than anegyrics or declamations. Father Time has wrought great changes, however, durin the quarter century of fasonic life in this jurisdiction, and chile his remorseless fingers have fur rowed our cheeks and silvered our hair ,ad, sometimes,.alasl draped our lodge roms with the insignia of mourning, yet e has increased our membership by a fenerous influx of young and zealous brethren, added largely to the wealth ad prosperity of the territory-so dear to he hearts of all true Montanians-and so ncreased our facilities of travel that, at-' hough additional work has necessarily allen upon the shoulders of the Grand odge, yet, withal, we can find a little norelelsurh for fraternal chat and for or the discussion of topics congenial to or labors. Fortunately the prosperity or perpe otty of Free Masonry does not depend;to ny considerable degree, upon the elom uence or literary attainments of its fol owere, and it Is considered more import at, bythe craft at large, to encourage by recept and example the zeal which. haa ver elisted among its votaries to faith oll pheserve its mysteries and transmit esdto utttiiue generations,'than to mul WNy d.s however artistically they may If the MasopiC speaker succeedd in dny ag some word that a brother cana carry way and treausure up in the archives of is memory as a troism,aor relleve tle odium of labor by whiling away a pleas ut interum for his fraternal audience, i.e nay well feel satisfied with his efforts if hey do not shine with rhetorical splen [or or -glitter with pearls of thought irung upon golden threads of a gramati ally constructed speech. I labor under the disadvantages com non to Masonic speakers in this: that re are only gleaners in the field whose loldesharvests have been many times lathherd by oratorical reapers, whose sarvest' carols were in full accord with he grand symphony of Free Maaoory. I have no particular subject to discuss, ?r new and startling theories to present, but will confine my remarks principally othe expression of thoughts that have nccurred to my mind as I have contem latedthe word "Mystery." A word, simple in usual definition, but onsidered from the influence upon Lree Masonry, and the influence t has exerted upon the destinies f the human family, as bound es as the Universe. Anything mysteri B in its characters, whether it be the ysteyof Free Masonry, religion or any ropoaia9 or reed designed to make en bdtte'"for having investigated its eachings, s morally certain to call out th oppjaetlon of the bigoted and narrow minded few'who have burdened the earth ith eitpresence since God said, "Let there he light." The word "Mystery," to these self-con stitutotdd ltios, is a potent emblem in entedby Pluto for the purpose of lead ing mortals to immoral. practices and disreputable companionships, but to tile God-trusti.., ard truth-loving the word SOVERCOATS As it is the practice of most clothing houses to wait until the end of a season to announce a GREAT CUT SALE ON OVERCOATS, I am going to break the record by announcing a CUT SALE at the beginning of the season, so-by caling and examining the stock you will find it contains the largest and most complete lines to be found in town, consisting of FUR COATS, CHINCHILLA and BEAVER OVERCOATS and several other lines which wilj all be ,sold at our CUT FIGURES. Our stock of Pea Jackets and Vests and Leather Coats cannot be beaten .o come early before the stock is broken and while you have plenty to: pick from. oAnR S, The Oothier. -:I'W400 4 m~~· has a far different menping. To them it is the key to a system of beautiful alleg ories written by Divine fingers and de signed to lead men by peaceful paths to the pure springs and sweet waters of morality and virtue, where he may drink and. be satisfied, even as God has prom Ised, in His word- whose promises you accepted and on whose glowing pages your hands were placed, my brethren, ere you were permitted to cross Tesselated border and stand unchallenged upon the checkered pavement of lfree Masonry. [Applause.l It would be utterly useless, and Mason ically unusual to honor the first men tioned by answering their arguments, or noticing theli existence-though I shall allude to them more particularly before closing. But with the last mentioned I hold all things in common and to them, to you, my brethren of the mystic tie, I turn feeling assured that whatever I may say which has merit will be cordially re ceived, and that-f, unfortunately, I give expreselon to thoughts inappropriate to the occasion they will be excused by an application of the fraternal charity which should ever prevail among Mesons. Let us begin with the first words which fell upon our expectant ears, ;when, on beanded knees, we asked to be .eceiwed among the Sons of Light. "And the earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep." Phaebus had not fashioned the royal chariot of the Sun. Diana, the crescent moon, had not hung her silver how in the western horizon, and Sirius, the dogstar, had not set his silent -watch in the sky. The mountains were not, neither hill nor verdant plain, nor smiling valley to greet the tardy morning; - no leafy groves in vited weary life to cool shadows, dreamy rest and "balmy sleep;" no bursting bud or perfect flower or ripen ing fruit, no dewy morn, or fervent noon or evening's cooling breath; no bright plumaged bird shook the dew from his breast and rose on buoyant wing to warble his morning hymn to the creator; no babbling brook or rippling lake to break the awful silence; no life! but the qrietness of death was everywhere. The inky.dome of a starless sky settled down ipon an inanimated world; Night held her court in the-halls of silence, and the black waves of a sunless ocean fell with remorseless fury upon the surf line of chaos. "Let there be light, the Almighty spoke Refulgent beams from chaos broke T' ill.amino the rising earth." The purple wing of the frst un . lashed Hceros the firmament like the blade of a olmeter; jocund Day smiled as startled Night spread her sable wings and flew to the uttermost parts of the earth. The modntains shook the waves from their rugged shoulders and lifted their proud heads above the clouds to catch the golden glory of the first morning; hills nestled like broods of frightened fledge lings at the feet of their lordly neighbors, contented to rest in their protecting shadows. Valley and plain, mountain peak and rook canyon, fliashing lake and restless ocean, singing brook and thunder deringcataract acknowledged the mys tar of creation.. (dod.eviled' lt and the -`earth was car peted with green, interspersed with cling ing vine and plants of fiery splendor, His hand scattered the seed and the mag ilnliathirew its delicious fragrance to the southern gale, the oak arose like a slum bering.giant from the bosom of the plain, and in its strength bid defiance to the storms; the pine tree flung its green ban ner to the winds and stood on solemn duty guarding the portals of the north, the crash of avalanches, the songs of birds, the chants of rejoicing angels, and the voice of men proclaimed the "myster ious" power-and the goodness of God. As it was a mystery in the beginning so will it be mystery at the ending, my brethren, man born of woman is as prone to mystery as smoke to join the clouds, "as the heart thirsteth for the water brooks," so man has an insatiable thirst for the mysterious. When the Almighty sent the first pair out into the world to wring from an un willing soil the bread to sustain physical life, He gave them two particular bless ings which have clung to them through -il ages, as only Divine favors can cling to man; one was connubial love designed to people the earth with multitudes like unto the stars of the firmament and heaven with angelic hosts. The second was a love for the mysteri ous, designed by the GIreat Architect to be the Archimedian lever which should lift mankind from the clay of sensual de pravity and the mire of ignorance to the high grounds and pure atmosphere of spiritual and intellectual excellence. Man in his willful blindness may fail to see the trail, but the instinct, the de sire, is firmly rooted in the bed-rock of his nature, and like the "iunttored sav age," he may "see oid in the trees and hear Him in the winds," if hea'will only read the. mysterious characters that his creator has strewn with lavish hand all along his pathway. Surrounded by such Influences we find little reason to wonder that the mysteries of free masonry were more than a thous and years old when the star of Bethle ham arose and angelic choristers sang: . Peace on earth; good will toward man." Love for the mysterious is the Chris tan's vital breath. To study the mys I tery of theology the scholar burns the midnight oil, forsakes the world and its transient pleasures to dwell in an atmos phore of purity and love. To study the source and mystery of an cient craft masonry, Robert Morris, of blessed memory, left home and native 1 land to dwell among strangers. Thedan gers of ocean travel, the heat and dust of arid plains and sandy deserts, the angry glance of Bedouins or the threatened vio lence of infidels awakened no alarm In his faithful breast, and sent not a tremor of fear to a learrt cledicated to God and devoted to the mystery of masonry. If the mystery of our order had no Sother plea for its existance than that ito heroic and Christian disciple, Robert Morris, joined the east and the west to Seach other by a fraternal bond of nife tion which time cannot corrode, but which will abide until empires crumble into dust and are forgotten, it would be young a thousand years hence. Every useful art and science; every comfort and convenience; every prayer ful thought or reverential emotion that has made life worth living and advanced man to a nearer walk with his creator, is the direct result of his restless desire to flop a plumb-line into the depths of the ocean of mystery which surrounds him. It is said that the return of the seasons; the beauty and variety of man's natural surroundings; the wondrous display of the planetary systems, each particular planet held In its orbit by a mysterious power utterly beyond his comprehension, gave man his first idea of order and sym metry. It did fai more than this. It fired his heart with a noble ambition to Study the mysteries of his surroundings and improve his opportunities. He had only to cast'n observing eye about hin to see that an All-wise Hand had scatter ed blessings innumerable all along the path of his mortal existence and left him only the task, sometimes simple, more often complicated, of divesting them of some portion of their mysterious charac ter and adapting them to his use. It took a Franklin with a silken cord more potent than bands of steel or hammered gold to draw the mystery of electricity from the clouds and adapt it to the nse of Ils fellows. Watts, in a silent reverie at his mother's ingleside, discovered the mysterious power of steam, and its bene flts to man are beyond thecomputation of mathematicians. Newton studied na ture till in an unguarded moment she al lowed him to catch a glance at the secret of gravitation and then dropped the cur tain to.her mysteries forever. The mystery of 'Navigatlon charmed Columbus from the marts of trade to the courts of kings; mystery lent magical charms to his arguments; mystery filled his sails, stood-at the wheel antdi guided lis frail craft lgyer her own mysterious ad unknowv -pea, till a.continent arose withi majestic sweep acr.as his ow nahd millions of men who enjoy freedom, dl vested of kingcraft'and bigotry; freedom from which the chaff of persecution and abhidgment of personalities has been winnowed by the zephyrs of liberty, will speak his name with grateful lipsthrough all the coming ages. [Applause.] Had this love for the mysterious been left out of our nature this land of free dom had been unknown; the Inspiration of freedom had never been felt; the pat riotism which renders this country invin cible in war and noble and just in peace, respected abroad aud revered at home, had been an unknown quantity. The roar of the mighty cataract of the Great falls of "the Missouri river, whose reverberations almost reach our ear from this place, its ponderous force, soon to be harnessed for the use of man, would only reach the ears of wild men and savage beasts. This little city, bright and beautiful as an artist's dream, soon to be the seat of industry, .where happy homes will multiply, where free schools, free churches and free press shall join hand in hand with an elboey touch that makes the whole world akin in the grand march toward the very pinacle of earthly happiness, had not been, a- possi billy. Great is mystery l i st Worshipful Sirl No word of mine can add to the glory or detract from the lame of the mystery of the ancient craft Masonry. Earth's most celebrated orators' and most grave and reverend philoso phers have sounded its praises, enriched its literature and widened the circle of its influence since Apollo first tuned his lyre. My Brethren, the cement of my weak philosoph can add nothing to the Temple whise'foundatlcns were laid upon thi bed rock of Eternal truth before Miriam, the exalted, "sounded the loud ,timbrel p'er Egypt's dark sea," the ark of whose covenant was guarded by the angels of the Moast High; ages before Nebuchadl nezzar swung the gardens of SB ramtI in the air, or herded with the bhasts on Chaldean plains, whose braze4P pillars held the deposits of the craft before the wolf suckled twins laid the fodlndations of the Roman empire, or medil ted the Sabine rape to gratify the lust of their thick-necked followers, whose glitter minarets pointed to the pleiados ceLtur ies before the egotistical Xeries wedded the ocean waves in his pride or -scourged them in hlas disappointment,'iid fury whose "Holy of Holies" was flled with the glory (if Iivine presende,hile the material toe the Sphinx still slumbered In the mountalns, which guard~l the val ley of the historc Nile and befoe Thebe opened her hundred gates to tle armed hosts of R'sriases. [Applnns.s]e" It seems to gratify th in t natre of the pessimist to note 'the iage of humanity. IIe scornfully ants l the skeleton finger of his criticlr at the professed Christian, who i a oment of weakness succumbs to the wilta of the ungodly and inwardly thank"athe gods that he Is not as other men. e remarka with evident satisfaction thatJ.asons are not always patterns of morall anl vir tue "as they should be and e0dems tie mystery of religion and Ma .ary as un worthy of esteem; he fals. see "selr mons in stones" and good insverything, but setshimself up as a jUi go of the frailties of his brother man forgetting the charitable instincts of he human heart, which admits that nmt never yet attained perfection and fail. d rember with reverential awe that, iviuity has said judge not." [Applan I acknowledge with sorrow that Masons and Christians alike, belnghumtn, are liable to err, neither the onep o the otler will deny the fact. Lucifer hss an angel of light, but he fell, Men htlve led good and pure lives, walking upiirhtly before God and man, till age bleachud their locks and bent their forms and ,then ended their days in a felon's cell. Women hbave attained mo~)erhood, led prattling children to the feet of the San ior, guided their tender feetEthrough the intricate paths of the world, till their years and experience fitt.d them for tihe cares and duties of lifea~idthen weak humanity gave way to the tempter and thle erstwshile Christian wife and mother departed from the paths ofUVirtue. But why should the frailties of the few be Iotled when the world is dill of noble men, who exemplify in their daily lives the moral teachings of Clirlstiauity and bFree Masonry. Why should we observe tile fall of one unfortunateP woman unless to pity and reclaim,when the influence of Christian wives and mothers, daughters and sisters has made so ny lives sub lime, have been the pl.li of strength, column of beauty, andthcsap stone of virtue to every great mi. reform, since the dawn of civilizatl. [Continued aonlaase.l h, i de'y the right of anyqerson to stand outside the mystery of r.ligion or Free Masonry and criticise t eir power for good. Such a criticl is manifestly mostaken and untair. , light eprane from the toirib of i.hponernfie dlt nec glorifying the heavens, warming and.viv ifying the earth and filling with life and beauty that which was "without form and void," so the science of Free Masonry springing from the dark avenues of the remote past, throws Its refulgent beams over the pathway of man, breaks through the dark clouds of superstitton,dihws aside the veil of ignorance and falls like a heavenly benediction upon his wayward heart. [Applause.] As the tent of the Indlan recedes be fore the tread of the pioneer; as night gives way to approaching dawn; so big otry and intolerance give way before the moral teachings of Free Masonry. These facts are indisputable and unde niable, and while Masonry has the Bible for her compass and sails not- a point away from the north star of her teachings it can sail over all of the foaming seas of bigotry ever invented by man or inspired by the devil as safely as the albatross sleeps upon the tossing wave and as truly asthe dove wings her way to her cot. )pplause.]h hen Ulyses the mythological hero, was married to the beautiful Penelope Iand the happy pair were about to sail for the groom's home in Ithaca, the bride's father attempted to dissuade her from leaving the ancestral home, He pictured his lonely life ard childless old age in such pathetic language that even the stern heart of his warrior son in-law was moved to pity and he gave his consent for her tongo with him br remain with her father. Penelope drooped her veil and turned away; her father urged her no longer, I but on the spot where they parted erde ted a statute to modesty. Penelope owed a daughter's duty to her father, but the duties of the wife were paranmount to those of the daughter. Masons owe cer tain duties to the world which are in no wise to be neglected,'but they owe para mount duties to themselves. By living moral and upright lives ibe lore the world and by dropping the veil of mystery before the gate of their tem ple; and by allowing none to pass through the door of the preparation room who by nature or habit are unfitted to become "living stones in that building, eternal in the heavens" before whose naw ful portals all mankind must pass in judgment, they may reasonably hope to set an example before the profane, worthy of imitation and leave a monument to virtue "more euduring than brass, more splendid than gems of the Orient." OFFICERS ELEOTED. The Grand Lodge Busily Engaged. After Mr. Gould's oration the Grand Lodge began the election of officers. The choice of Grand Master fell on Mr. Anderson of Missoula and meets with general satisfaction among the Masonic brethren. The business of the Grand Lodge is ptoceeding smoothly and will doubtless -hoe concluded this afternoon. There are in the Grand Lodxlge, Sir Knights, 32nd degree Masons and some members of the Mystic Shrine, including Messrs. Green, Folk, Parchen, Carrier, and Booker. The blue ribbons have a pleasingeffect. E. A. Ringwald is probably the young est Mason in attendance. Some good speeches may be expected from the Masonic orators tonight. The excursion to the falls tomorrow will be a pleasant incident in the visit of the Grand Lodge. The Grand Lodge invites all Master Masons, and wives, mothers, sisters and daughters of masons to attend installation of officers at 8 o'clock this evening, in the Masonic hall. Fifteen of the ladies, wives, daughters and sisters of the visiting Masons, and a number of children went down to the falls and Giant spring this afternoon in the Park Tally-ho. The Grand Lodge elected the following officers this afternoon for the ensuing year: Jno. Anderson of Missonla, G. M.; W. T. Boardman of Butte, D. G. M.; H. O). Hickman of Virginia City, S. G. W.; Moses Morris of Helena, J,. G. W.; H. MI. Parchen of Helena, G. T.; Corneliun --ledges of Helena, G. S. The first successful blood purifier ever offered to the public was Ayer's Sarsapar illa. Imitators have had their day, but soon abandoned the field, while the de mand for this incomparable medicine in creases year by year, and was never so great as at present. BUSINESS LOCALS. Five. 10, 15 and 20 cent counters at the Bee Hive. You can find flower pots at the Bee Hi- e. Every body buys ice cold butter at Wernecke's. Good lunch counter for rent. Apply at Headquarter saloon. Go to the Bee Hive Store for Glass, Crockery and Tinware. The famous Blue Ribbon Beer is still on tap at Schmitz & Henderson's. For furnished and unfurnished rooms in good localit) call on Phil. Gibson. Schmitz & Henderson's Palace Saloon is the finest place for liquid refreshments in the city. Before purchasing your guns and amu nition call and examine the large stock of Bach, Cory & Co.'s. Call on Hotchkiss & Hawkins if you want any kind ot Plumbing or steam fit ting done. All kinds of supplies on hand. W. B. Raleigh & Co.'s closing out sale of carpets, etc.,meets with great success and will in a short time have closed out their entire stock. The. New York Cash Bazaar is having a big run on dry goods specialties. Save money and buy goods at the New York Cash Bazaar. For bargains in Shoes go to the New York Cash Bazaar. Men's Mufflers in beautiful designs at Joe Conrad's. CLOTHING! CLOTHING! Boots & Shoes. Prices Talk! Prices Talk! The best line of Fall and Winter Clothing and Overcoats, including a splendid assortment of Fur Goods, Underwear and Furnishing Goods, etc., in Montana, and sold for Eastern prices. ANDREW JENSEN, Prop'r, Next door to First National Bank, - . Great Falls. , . C. AsaHY, C. A. itROADWATER, S. C. ASHBY & CO., HELENA AND GREAT FALLS. ea /VXeo\rmi4 NcCohmick's Celebrated Mowers and Binders. MITCHELL FARM AND SPRING WAGONS, THOMAS RAKES AND KEYSTONE HAY LOADERS. Fine Carriages, Buggies, Phastons, Buckboards & Road Carts. Im'We carry in stock a full line of Team and Buggy Harness, Saddler iridles, Whips, Lap Robes, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc. Also Acme, Disc, Sprinl Tooth and Drag Harrows, Hoosier Drills and Seeders, Superior Drill, Planet Jr. Gau den Cultivators and Drills, Wall Tents, Wagon Covers, Feed M[ills, Barb Wire, etr, DEDERICK HAY PRESSES. BALING TIES Furst & Bradley's Sulky, Gang and Walking Plows EXTRAS FOR MACHINERY. CASH PAID FOR. lides, Sheep Skins, Furs and Tallow. Eastern market prices paid for all the above stock. Prompt attention given te all. shipments made to me. Quotations furnished on application. Warehouse on r. R. frack and Third ave. South. Office opposite the Park Hotel. Address, Theo. Gibson, Great Falls, M. '.