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TIDINGS FROM THE CRAFT. 



'EXA-LT THiJ VOICE XT3MTO THEM, Sii^i.liB-.^TIIE HA-NX)." ISAIAK XXIX. i3 



VOLUME II. 



LOUISVILLE, KY., AUG.UST 1, I8G0. 



NUMBER 15. 



AS 11 

TIDI NGS FROM^HE^C RAFT. 

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.tddresa MOKKIS i .MONSAKKAT, 

Louisville, Ky. 



with every shaile of thought and feeling, anJ, 
we testify to the ultcr iniquity of such state- 
tnenta. It i» but the cry of demagogues and 
traitors, who will rise only upon the ruin of 
the nation, if the nation docs not take warn, 
ing in time. The feelings of Southern peo- 
ple as a whole, and of Northern people as a 
whole are still kind and brotherly low*ards 
each other. But il cannot be denied that the 

ciasper^tion of party feeling is embittering 
KiMlTTiKCM.-TUose may bo made in any curren- -^ 7^ r r „i,l. I,.. 

oy c"."cred or par value at the place C,»,n wl.icb everyth.ng, and the proneness of feeble hu- 
it is sent. Our friends in tircat Brituli* may remit to man nature lo follow popular leaders rigl)t 
our General Asonts there, Messrs. i Ri aKiH & Co.,i„r wrong, may destroy the last remains of 
P.M,.,hcr»,Lon.lon,.ho*,llpr. M.ptlviransmitll.eir ^^^j.^^^l affection if we do not guard our- 

selves against it. 

Brethren of the North I you are misin- 
lorined upjn the subject of slavery. It is 
not the helli.''h evil you have been taught to 
believe it. Visit the South and you will see 
it. V'ou have been misinformed, too, in re- 
gard to the Southern people. They are kind, 
loving. a:id generous to a fault. They are 
brave, true to their friends, and, as Masons, 
Ood never made bell r .' 

Brethren of the South! you are raisin 
formed as to the gjneral feeling of the North- 
ern people relative to slavery. Whatever it 
may be in some localities, ridden to death by 
demagogues, yet, in the broad lands of the 
.North and West, and even in Canada, the 
popular sentiment is to lei tke auhject alone, 
iiad Icare il icilh those icho are pTionally inter- 
rtUd u-ilA it. Vou arc misinformed, loo, as to 
he Northern people. They arc studious, in 




ward. He introduced me l  the Sheriff of 
the county, another of the craft, who lent 
me his own horse, a noble black, and ar- 
ranged to send my former oi back to .-\Ilon 
.411 this, however, had ci 
ere I reached Corydon, twl 
and had disposed of my 
turn voyage, it was dusk, 
the veteran brother, Thomas' Voscy, an old 
friend, " whom not having see? I loved," and 
by his personal intcrccssioi.  cured a car- 
riage by which I arrived at 
midnight, and ai New V 
lowing. 

The day's pilgriii. ' 
it will be observed, by : 
three sets of iMasons, among 
hesitation was, which could Ui  



ed time, and 
miles further, 
ack for his re- 
hen looked up 



He before 
■lay fol- 




rmed, 
iriTi '^nid of 
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porita,;s to blm. 



Agents of the Voice. 

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On-k, JreUind.—aaa. Krsicis (Jut, SUitiimer. 

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nosier How. 

The R. W. Bro. fleor,;e Klshcr. now of Cilifnrnl*. f-ir 
mcrly of the aty ot Mexico wiih Hun .l.wl 11. l oiu«vtl_ 
an.l .flerwardi lirand ff«.-r.-I»rj (.1 the (iraud Lod « of 
IVjas in lU earlifr J^.\ -. has kiudljr conseuled l« set as 
Gene-al A cnt i.f the Iota in I SMtornm, »n 1 upon all 
the I'scilic , oast; nNo in the .fandwi. h IslauUs. *u-. 
t/ all I, Jtc. Thi» is a i?real ». ceS5iou to our c.jrp-  of 
Al t'. »n.l we anticip'iie a larKo uip .u^liMi to our drcu- 
' .11 .n thi-ough ihe intlucnco of ono so weU kuown and 
bi.f,iy r-'fyei-led. 

/, ,,,j ,re, i/J.— Bro. A. S. Walton |. Oenfril Agent 
ai 11,1- 1 Lu-e. »n,l wherofir in tbs dilate of Marj lanu wo 
have not l(jcal Ajjeuts. 

0.„rl«(.«, s  :-l r. """i°'f„';Tj!i^^ lovers of order and of law, liberal 

and Trad l slrwts IS our anent, . nd will receive »nu .iw.| 

tribute the r..ice to subscilbera, who will reiuud Uw j„ ^ g^^j cause, earnest ill whatever tliey 

undertake, and, as Masous, conservative and 
systematic in the higliest degree. 

Brethren of both sections! there is alto- 
lulely nothiny belwten you bul to love one anoth- 
tr, and to pcrsever»^in the grand design of 
doing good and being happy. Let dema 
gogues rail and lie in vain. Treat all their 
threats of secession, of opposition to law, of 
raids into neighboring vineyards, of nullili- 
calion, &c., with couieinpt aud abhorrence 
Llisregard their slatemeuls that the .\nierican 
people arc t " p ■ !' - ! ■ - ^iii :  ■ ii -i ^ -i ■ 1 1 r, I n v,-m - 

^ioU ul llic 

iw.is never   1. n ■ , -i ■ ■ i . . . 

biding men, conservative in their habits ol 
thinking and action, and entrust to such the 
banner of all good MUsjns — "U.nio.n fikst — 
U.SIO.N LAST — U.NION riiBEvca ! ! " 



An Appeal .AKalu.M Uhunlun. 
We are impelled by an irre^i.siible impulse 
of duly to address our masonic brethren at 
large upon tlie present Ihreaiening aspect ol 
 }ur political affairs. No person, however 
circumscribed his reading or personal expe- 
rience, can be insensible to ift present dan- 
ger of disruption impending over our Union 
How much more, then, must one be alarmed 
and impressed whose travels and correspond- 
^ence alike reach every portion of the couu- 

'''' . ' o 

Brethreil you, as 'Masonl, Cold the bal- 
ance of power in this counlW. You stand 
belw«en wild and reckless laiiaiici.sin on the 
one band, and cold, heartless demagogueism 
on the other. You, as a body, number near- 
ly a ijuarter niilliou of men. And jou are 
men— men in body, soul, and intellect— men 
chosen oul of the masses" ol the community, 
instructed in its old and undying principles 

men cemented together by iudi.ssoluble ties 

men who profess to be animaleJ by the no 

blest purposes that ever joined mortal beings 
together. In mere poluics you are of all par 
ties — in religion, of all seois— in vocations, 
of all honorable pursuits. Yet, in idecliun, 
you arc one; in prepartUion, only one; in 
adoption, cnti^Mcnmenl, covenant, and ajHIiuliun. 
one, aud one only. Therefore, in a greai 
and aoble purpose, you are free to act as o.Nt 
MA.N. Aud what purpose so noble is there, 
0 ye brothers of the craft, as the satculioii 
of our country. 

Brethren ! we have visited nearly every 
Grand Lodge on this continent, aud many ol 
them again and again. We are in almosi 
datly correspondence with the brightest 
lights of the fraternity, and, we believe, pos 
be.-'s the confidence of a large portion of ihe 
cralt universal. We speak, therefore, that 
we do know when we aihrm that .Masons as a 
whole, arc moral, true, and upright men, lov- 
ers of their country, and qr.iel and obedient 
subjects of law. Yet such men may be led 
attray. False reports may be raised, Ih 
purest spirits may be deceived by lalsehood.-i 
and exaggerations, and even our institution 
venerable for age, grand in proportions, pure 
aud virtuous in iUt principles, may be tuado 
the medium through the machinations of false 
brethren, of Incurable mischief. 

Brethren ! the partisan sheets of the conn 
try. North and South, those, we mean, whose 
mission seems lo be that of stirring up mor 
tal contention between us, and to break U] 
this government by false issues, declare noth- 
ing but lies when they say the North is ar 
rayed against the South, and the South 
against the North. It is false. We hav» 
lived more than twenty years in the South 
and more than twenty years in the North 



forward me pleasantly upon my way. I have 
often had occasion to ask one favor and an- 
other of the craft, but never so many in so 
short a period as upon Ihe occasion mention 
ed. My experience upon this subject ha." 
been uniformly pleasant. Few Masons are 
so cold and indifferent to the pleasure ol 
doing good to the brethren as toT^fuse a call 
of this kind, if it is wii hin .tl««lr power to 
grant it. In this, the beautiful words by an 
ancient brother are happily illustrated : 

" Happy the man who hath sown in his 
breast tne seeds of benevolcuc?, f he pro 
•luce thereof shall be charily and love. From 
the foundation of bis heart shall rise riveru 
of goodness, and the streams slitf 1 ever How 
for the benefit of mankind. He Aisisteth the 
poor in their trouble. He, rejojjelh in fur- 
thering the prosperity of all lui^P* lie ccn 
surelli not his neighbors. He believeth not 
ihe tales of envy and iiialevolence, neither 

He forglveih 



friend; but Moses in vain asked to see Hl!  
glory, for Ihe Lord said unto him, "thou 
canst not see my face ; fo{ shall no man see 
me and live." 

Really, we can know but little of Ihe Infi- 
nite while we live in the flesh, and even eter- 
nity will not make him known, for. although 
the redeemed will be exceedingly happy, 
they will grow wiser and happier in their 



opposed to an innovation adopted by the 
Grand Lodge which governs, has it almost 
in his own power to control that body, and 
effect a change. Our personal observations 
have given us numerous instances to confirm 
this most encouraging opinion and reduce 
it to a certainty. 

Then let the ardent and unselfish brother 
take courage. Pursuing these "decisions," 



never ending stepplngs toward the great which, indeed, are not ours but those of 



Iva.st, where the King of Kings sits en 
throned. The unfathomable depths of the 
universality of His goodness, mercy, and 
Iruih are from evcrla.siing to everlasting. 
" Verily, Thou art a God that hldest Thyself, 
0 God of Israel." 
MeniphiM, Tenn, 



Ihe law of Masonry.' 

The system uf masonic law has little of the 
republican or democratic spirit about it. All 
lis greater principles (well termed in mason- 
ic parlance, hndmark-y) and most of the mi 
nor details of its governmental polity, are 
provided lo our hands as they were provided 
to our fathers' hands ages since, in the tra- 
ditions and publications of the Order. 01 
all the wretched theories into which even 
some learned in the economy of masonic gov- 
ernment have been misled, none probably 
have been more pernicious in their results 
than (hat assumption which places Ihe orig- 
inal aud sole authority of masonic govern 
ment in the consent uf the ijoverned. This er- 
ror strikes a blow at the very base of the 
St ucture on which all government and order 
rests among men, the inviolable sanctity of taw. 
It substitutes popular caprice for Ihe author- 



rcpeaieih he their slanders. •.   v. ... , , ... 

Ihe injuries of men, aud wipeth them from «f antiquity, and, perhaps it is not too 

much to add, in view of the high and nilghtj 
purposes for which the masonic instliution 
was originally set up, the authority of tiod. 
Il writes upon the sands of the wave-wa.shed 
sea-shore the laws which ought to be carved 
in the rock of eternal justice. f 

Under these impressions, attention should 
be directed less to the local and ephr acral 

jn t ' 



his remembrance. Ilevenge and oialice have 
no place in his heart. For evil hareluriieih 
not evil, lie haleih not even his enemies 
bul requlieth their Injustice with tricn llv 
admonition. He promoieth in ' 'lor- 
huod peace and good will, an ' is 

repeated with praise and bene . 

'•The eyes of chcrubims view with delight 
the exercise of such benvolence as forms the 



character of the good Sniiiarit.'ui. Suluts 

loucli their trolden lyres lo hvinnslimanily's'lefrislatlon of modern Gra"^ 



IIA80MC RKIULLUIIU.NS UF KOB UOIUllS, 

ISeiny mems. from his note books, and host 
thuuj/hls as they jloat be' ween eye and poper. 

A Hard Uaj's PilKrimaee. 

It was in February, I was on my 

way up the Ohio River, boutiil for New York. 
The weather had been exceedingly cold the 
previous week, and every hour threatened to 
close that broad sheet of which John Ran- 
dolph once spoke such disparaging words 
Vet I got along, soflietimes eucoun.teriug dif- 
ficulties from the ice, until within one hun- 

Ired miles of Louisville we encountered a 
jonje; that is, in plain English, an ohslruc- 
lion formed by the drift ice accumulating in 
a narrow part of the river, and closing it en 
ilrely up. It was Friday afternoon. Impor 
I lilt business demanded my presence in New 
Vork the subse(|ucnt Tuesday, A deicriuin 
ed effort was to be made, I landed alone on 

he Keuiucky side of the river, walked down 

he bank until 1 came oppBsite a village 
styled Alton, and after muet'iruuble hired a 
skiff, and a man to row me over. 

I asked my Charon if there were any Ma 
sons over yonder. He said yes, one, a man 
named Mylam. This was enough. I looked 
up the said one, and, in his hospitable man 
sion, passed a pleasant night. Il was well I 
did, for I needed all my atrenglli for the 
••hardday s pilgrimage" that was before me 
Next day was the coldest of the season 
The ground was frozen in knobs and humps 

1 started in a carriage furnished by my kind 
brother Mylam, and broke the axletree with 
in the first ten minutes. His kindness noi 
lieing exhausted, he furnished me a saddle, 
iiud I adventured the second lime. It was 
twelve miles to Leavenworth, and I walked 
■in my own feet ten of them, the ground 
being too rough for equeslrlan exercise 
This took up until noon. At Leavenworth I 
asked the first man I met if he would point 



the exercise of the sacred virtue 



The llldliigs or Uellj. 

DV BBO, IIOK. OIIAS. SCOTT. 

The hidings of God is wonderfully tllus 
I rated in the ritual of ancient Freemasonry, 
In the signs, steps, words, symbols, aud cer 
emonies there are many Indications of ills 
presence. "Clouds and darkness are round 
ibout Him" in every degree. "Touching 
the Almighty, we cannot find Hini oul," 
The language of Ma.sonry is, in truth, the 
language of the Bible, lor ii is C\S [.i nklng 
uf the Infinite Jehovah, but draws a veil be- 
tween us and His ihrlce illustrio^ innjesly. 
There are tokens of His present* upon the 
ground-floor of our Temple — in the slippers. 
In all ways of preparation. In Ihe mode ol 
entrance into a Lodge, in the roa4we travel, 
in the spotless apron, in the light of the bla- 
ding star, in the greater and lesser lights, in 
the instruments of labor, on the mount and 
in the valley, in the pillars of Wisdom 
Strength, and Beauty; in the glorious lad 
der which Jacob saw, in the slarry canopy, 
in the movable and immovable jewels. In the 
rough aud perfect ashlars, in the circle, its 
perfect points, and the parallel lines by which 
ihe circle is circumscribed. Our ancleni 
lirand .Masters, in humble iuillalion of the 
Holy Writings, and, perhaps, under some es- 
pecial direction, made .Masonry j&'mT- rious 
institution, and buried il- ■ ' ^dge be 
nealh it, which knowle '.. 
lor most dlligenily if «■ rcLcive even n 

laiul impression of the name or goodness ot 
(jod. 

The hidings of Deity will be found in all 



stilutious," " Charges," etc., liajipily rtsei v- 
from Ihe ravages of time. In these there is 
space enough to set up the posts and pillaie 
of the masonic structure, and lo erect an e l 
ifice which shall be recognized by the inielli- 
gcut eyes of .Masons everywhere, and shall 
laud until the last great purpose for which 
he institution was originally designed shah 
be accomplished. The authority for each ■ f 
these masonic decisions is derived directly 
iiidlrecily from the "Constitutions' 
anil "Charges," accessible, in these lat 
lerdays, lo every seeker for masonic light, 
it mailers but little whether they are found 
to agree with the local practices In all thi 
ihiriy-six Grand Lodge jurisdictions of the 
United States or not. 

But il matters much to the reader, carncsl 
ly bent upon pursuing the science of .Mason 
ry according to ancient and universal priuci 
pies, that he finds discrepancies, somuiimes 
I'undatneutal in ihcir nature, iu the usages ol 
the craft around him. It is not a liillc dis 
heartening to the conscientious sliideat ol 
.Masonry to discover that his covenant will, 
the Grand Lodge, and his covenant with ihc 
craft universal, are not iilentlcal. This has 
startled, discouraged, disgusted many u 
young and zealous brother, who, but for this 
had atlained lo be a bright light in the ina 
sonic society. 

The first duly of every Mason is to obey 
the edicts of his Grand Lodge. Right oi 
e.irched' wrong, his very existence as a Mason hang- 
upon obedience to the powers iniuiedialel\ 
set above hlin. Failure in this must infill! 
bly bring down expulsion, which, as a mason 
ic death, ends all. The one unpaVdonabK 



thousands and tens of thousands, let him 
compare them one by one with the ancient 
law to which we, Iu common with all the 
craft, humbly bend, and if found accordant 
therewith, let him be the vehicle of their in- 
troduction into Ihe practice of his own Grand 
Lodge. Let him be a co-laborer wiih those 
thousands aiid tens of Ihousand.s who are al- 
ready enjoying some of the sweets of a vic- 
tory, accomplished under the auspices of 
"time patience, and perseverance," a band 
whose numbers are increasing day by day, 
and with whom "the only contention is that 
noble contention, or rather emulation, cf 
who can best work and best agree." 

A Remarkable Case of Precocllr. 

[The following reflections upon death are 
by a lad of twelve years of age, son of Bro. 
Hon. Charles Scolt, of Memphis, Tenn. They 
refer to the untimely death of Mr, Y'erger, 
of Yazoo county. Miss., some months since. 
They are certainly remarkable specimens of 
precocity in one so young. — Eds. Voice.] 

Is not death a dreadful monster? He lays 
his damp iron hand upon us, and we cannot 
resist him. We struggle, but he lightens his 
grasp and must triumph: and when his vic- 
tim lies cold and pulseless, he then with- 
draws his arms, for the soul is landed in Ihe 
land of spirits, where it may be always hap- 
py. Bul is it not dreadful to die all alone, 
and in the woods, where no ono sees your 
last struggles, hears your parting words, and 
no white hand presses your aching leid? 
To die in the presence of monsters, wiih the 
^reen mossy trees, whose mournful branches 
Ill stretched oul to catch up bolh soul and 
•■ we MioiTldlie happy ti/T)e JieVTiiil 

• among.st our friends, with tlirre 
kind faces bent over us to the last. What 
a contrast between this and dark green trees ! 

But, after all, what difference does it 
make whether we die in Ihe woods, or with 
our friends? To the true Christian il mat- 
ters not. In the last struggles of niy dear 
uncle, dear, departed mother stood nt his 
head, sweel sister nt his side, and cousin at 
his feet. Thoy bore him to heaven, through 
the baliuy air, and they stopped not uniil 
ihey were very far away. We have some- 
times seen a sinner die, who tries to 
hold on to himself, and does not wish to die. 
.Not so with the Christian. He rejoices in 
Ills last moment, and murmurs, "Jesus " 



out a Mason to me, which thing he did In 
For a large portion of the twenty-five yearslstanter in the person of a generous brother 
we have been engaged in traveling, have seen whose name I have forgotten, and who has 
every portion, made personal acquaintances'since gone where good deeds have a rich re- 



ihe degrees of ancient craft Masonry, and 
even in the degree of Koyal Arch. The 
wings of the cherubim overshadowed the XrV 
of Ihe covenant, and their attitude indicated 
that they longed o know more of the secre- 
cies of the Godhead. Words which only can 
be v;hlspered tell of One who is very far off. 
The symbols of ills greatness are the robes 
of concealment, and Ihe principles cf our 
Order, in obedience to the will of its found 
ers, and the will of God, dcmaiid that we 
should reverence the name of God, not so 
much by what is revealed, as by what reve- 
lation has proclaimed obscure. ^ 

The Lord talked with'MosPs^s with a 



crime iu a mason is contumacy or disobe 
dience. 

But Grand Lodges are easily swayed, ami 
most easily swayed In the right direction 
There are so many lights available at the 
present time — Ihe argument irrefragable ("ii 
i-^opposed lo the masonic landmarks"} can 
be hurled from so many engines — from books 
from periodicals, from intelligent lecturers, 
from large and increasing usage — that tli  
zealous and learned brother, conscientiously 



A K»w Notes of Travel. 

In the sjtliig of 1858 we took a rapid tour 
North, and find ajnongsl our notes of the 
same the following : 

April -lo. To Bro. ir. B. llubliard's. at Co- 
lumbns. Ohio. This lineal descendant of 
" Richard Cicur de Lion" looks strong and 
vigorous. His zeal for ilie t^hivalrlc Onlers 
knows no abaieinciit. Spent three days with 
iiim, looking over and cumparing notes upon 
Ihe work and lectures of the Encampiiienl. 
What a poor, shabby thing we make of ihe 
■ Irderof Knights of '.Malta! yet it has a Hi- 
lual and a system somewhere, if we could 
only discover it. Spent a hajipy evening 
with Bros W. B. Thrall and J. I). Caldwell, 
G. See. 

April iM. Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Here resides 
Rro. B. F. Smith, long O. Sec, now 0 M. 
A plain, unpretending, but most genial spe- 
clnient of the masonic officer. This Grai d 
Lodge is re puMI-liing nil i's rroceediiigs 
from i's origin, an undertaking had in 
charge by Bro. W. B, Thrall. It will make 
a work of twelve hundred pages. Lectured 
before Ihe Lodge at Ml. Vernon. A cordial 
reception. Bro. J N. Burr, a distinguished 
zealot for Knigbl Teniplarism, lives here, 

April 27. At Cleveland. Four Lodges 
here, all plenty of work, patrons of masonic 
literature. Lectured on "A National View 
of .Masonry" to a large company. 



Oescine Masonkv. — Genuine Masonry is 
loving, peaceable, unobtrusive — its true spir- 
it pure as the dew of heaven, free and re- 
freshing as its several breezes — a divine Man- 
na for Ihe clear-sighted to gather, everyone 
according to his own eating — some more and 
*Tnken from the Preface to our Appendix lo Webb'slgome less — giving freely as we freely receive, 
.Monibjr. without forcing on any what, in its primitive 

-tAltered from a passage In • late Discourse upon . , ..^^i. 

"Keverence for Law," by Kev. J. P, Saflord, D. D. purity, best recommends itself. 





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Texas. — Uutbveu Comiuiiudery No. 2, lo 
cated in the cii; of Houston, is declared, in 
the nervous language of David Crockett, lo 
be a whole team and a quarter over. We 
mentioned, sonic time since, the visit of a de- 
tachment 10 8ftn Felipe de Austin No. 1, at 
(Jalveston. The Sir Knights there are al 
ways wide awake. The other day Sir Kt. Kuth 
ven, for whom the Commandery was named, 
presented them with bis portrait. It is ap- 
propriately suspended in the Asylum, over 
the door leading lo the banquet hall. The 
Sir Knighis at tirsl could not agree where lo 
put it. They wanted it in the Asylum be 
cause it should always appear there smiling 
upon their deliberations, and they could not 
spare it from the banquet hall, because how- 
ever brightly Sir Knight liuihven's mai^onic 
light may shine everywhere cUe, all know 
that the banquet is incomplete without the 
light of his countenance. So they compro 
niised. 

The other night Sir Jaa. F. Taylor was 
created a Knight, lie was the third P. G 
M. of the Grand Lodge of the name of Tay- 
lor created in Kuthven Commandery. Of 
course there was a banquet, and of course 
that valiant trencher Knight, ISruster, mus 
give a toast : "Our three Taylort — when we get 
six more we'll have a man." Anybody who 
knows the three will declare that nobody bui 
an Irishman would have said it — and the 
truth, too, barrin a dash of Scotch blood gui 
in Londonderry, your honor. Or, may be itb 
a Scotchman he is, with the dash of Irish. 



SucTii Cakulina. — At Chester the 28d ol 
June was made a season of masonic rejoicing 
The day happened to be cool and pleasant, 
and a large number of people were present 
to hear the addresses, and partake of the 
rich feast prepared for tue occasion. Two 
or three Lodges were present ; among them, 
the l.)hesler Lodge, which was favorably rep- 
resented. The procession formed in Ironl oi 
the ISascomvillo Lodge room, and marched 
some two or three hundred yards to the Bland, 
wliich was placed in a beautiful grove. The 
audience wag then favored with an address 
from Kev. A. J. Cauthen, giving a history ol 
Masonry. Bio. Conner, editor of the Lan- 
caster Ledger, was then introduced, and de- 
livered a capital address. 

An interesting masonic meeting was held at 
the hall of Kichland Lodge, Columbia, June 
i!7ih. Dr. A. O. Mackey, of Charleston, de- 
livered a lecture on the A. and A Kite, show- 
ing its complete agreement and harmony with 
the general principles of Masonry, and ex- 
plaining the points of difference between it 
and ilie Vork Kite. Al the close of big 
lure he stated that he was present for the 
purpose of constituiiug a governing body ol 
one of the higher degrees, the lii.st of the 
kind established in the Slate. He then con- 
stituted De Molay Council of Knights of Ka- 
dosh, the 30° of Masonry, and installed the 
following officers : 

A. G. Mackey 33°, Grand .Mftslcr ; 

R. E. B. lleweison 3'J°, Ist Lieut. G. M. ; 

E. O. Wiihington 2d 

John .-v. Kennu 32'', Grand Oraior ; 

P. S. Jacobs 32°, Grand Chancellor; 

Theodore Vogel 32°, Grand Trousurer ; 

Kichard Anderson 32°, Grand Marshal ; 

W. T. Walter 32°, Grand Master of Cer. ; 

Richard Wearn 32°, 1st Grand Expert; 

Eli Tower 32°, 2d Grand L.ipert ; 

T. J. Gormley 32°, G. C'apt. of the Guard: 

George W. Wright 32°, Crand Tyler. 

MAtNE — Vernon Valley Lodge No. !l9, Mt 
Vernon, Kennebeck county, Maine, was con 
secrated and the officers installed on the ;!lsi 
of May, 18tiO, by the Grand .Master, with his 
oflicers, after which a masonic address was 
delivered by IJro. llev. 11. M. Eaton. 

New Hampsiiirr. — During the Grand 
Lodge week in June a Grand Commandery 
of this Slate was formed, the venerable fi a- 
ter, Daniel Baleh, whose masonic services 
and merits were first brought prominently 
to the notice of the craft in Morris' Pvemin- 
iscences of 1856, being elected Grand Com- 
mander. It is a good commeucenienl. 

DiSTBicT OF Columbia. — A Grand Con.iis 
lory of S. P. R. S., Scotch Rile, was orgin- 
itei in June last, of which the following are 
the oflicers : 

George C. Whiting. Sovereign Grand Com- 
mander. 

John G. F. Ilolston, Deputy Grand Com- 
mander. 

Christopher Ingle, 1st Lieutenant Com- 
mander. 

Ben Perley Poore, 2d Lieut. Commander. 
William Haley, Minister of Stale. 
U. A. SwariHinan, Grand Chancellor 
S. T. Sugert, Grand Treasurer. 
Wm. G. Parkhurst, Grand Secret.iry. 
Ezra L. Stevens, Grand Jlaster of Cer. 
J. W. Nairn, Grand Hospitaller. 
A. Van Camp, Gran l Engineer. 
P. P. Pilchlyu, Grand Standard Bearer, 
a. Alfred Hall, Grand Capt. of the Guards. 



Mississippi -^The craft at Slarkville cele- 
brated the 25th of June by a torch-light pro- 
cession, an address from S. ^1. Meek, Esq. 
of Columbus, and a supper. This was fol- 
lowed by a ball. 

MisBouui. — The town of H.innibal suffered 
another conflagration on the morning of Ju- 
ly Isl, by which the two masonic Lodges and 
Chapter lost all their property, valued at 
$U,000, with records, &c. 

Ohio. — The brethren at Middletown had 
a public installation of the officers of Lodge 
No. 248, June 2^ih, and a very appropri 
ale address from Bro. Rev. J. Schatter. 



Indiaha. — At Rockville Masonry is flour- 
ishing, and on the increase, both in the Loilge 
and Chapter. June 23d the brethren held a 
public celebration and installation. 

Kentucky. — A correspondent informs us 
that on June 25th t he members of Breckinridge 
Lodge No. 07, at Hardensburg, formed a pro 
cession, joined by brethren from divers 
Lodges, and marched forth lo meet the gaze 
of the expectant crowd without, who had as 
seiublcd around the door of the church to 
witness a masonic display. Their expecia 
lions were amply realized, for as they sallied 
forth, it must be admitted that they lookeu 
like a baud of brothers. As they proceeded 
lown the street, attended by the best of mu- 
sic, amidst the crowd of lookers on, each 
brother felt that it was good to be a Mason 
\fter proceeding through the principal 
streets," says our correspondent, "we re 
paired lo the church, where we were highly 
entertained some two hours, listening to ele 
gant and appropriate addresses from Bros. 
Kev. A. L. Alderson and Jas. Q. Haswell. 
who did credit lo themselves and to the fra 
ternity. After this we repaired to the hotel 
of Bro. A. W. Jones, where a sumptuous and 
elegant repast was awaiting us. To this we 
did ample justice, requiring some four hours 
ior all to be fed. 

There were some two hundred Masons 
present, and ladies without number. Our 
Lodge is in a flourishing condition, and we 
lire continually making Masons — yuod Ma- 
- ons. Our Chapter is also flourishing, and 
likely to continue so." 

Ibbland. — Our correspondent's communi- 
cation was just one day loo late for oui* last 
issue. It is good enough, however, for any 
date : 

'•The monthly communication of the Grand 
Lodge of Ireland was held on the 7th of June, 
the D. G. M., Bro. Tuwnseiid, in the chair. 
Bro. Lucius il. Deering, who for six years 
has held the ofiice ol D. O. Secretary, having 
esigned it, Bro. Charles T. Walmisley, who 
lias been for nearly the same period the As- 
J(.f.j1 ^iBtaul. Suui-uluryVp'iui uuavimouslv.approvetl 
by the Grand Lodge as Bro. Deeriug's sue 
cesser. 

Bro. Deering bears with him the sin- 
cerest good wishes and marked approbation 
of all his brethren. An unanimous vote oi 
thanks was given him by the Grand Lodge, 
ind the D. G. M. pronounced a well merited 
eulogy on the zeal, efficiency, and puucluali- 
ly with which the official duties of Bro. Deer- 
ing had been performed. Bro. S. B. Oldham 
has been elected to replace Bro. Walmisley. 

The Grand Lodge of Hamburg has se 
lected Bro. J. F. Elrington, J. 0. U., as its 
representative at the Grand Lodge of Ireland 
tVe cannot but think this representative sys 
tcm most useful, and we heartily wish it were 
universally adopted. 

We arc informed that the Council of the 
■■J3° in Ireland has appointed our valued and 
talented Bro. Dr. Albert G. Mackey its rep- 
resentative in the Council of tlic 33° ai 
Charleston, and that the latter Council have 
honored the Lieut. Commander in Ireland. 
Dr. Townsend, with a similar appointment 
at the Council of the 33° for that country 
We cannot but regard this as an additional 
proof of the anxiety of the Irish brethren lo 
draw more closely than ever the strong ties, 
every day growing stronjrer, which unite 
them with their brethren acros.   the Atlantic 
rt'e trust the feeling will be reciprocal, uni 
versal, and perpetual ; and we are persuaded 
there is no true .Mason who will not heartily 
respond lo the sentiineni, 'so mote it be ! ' " 

K.voi.ANii. — The brethren of the Panmurc 
Lodge (125). Bro. W. Wood, W. M., held 
their usual mun li1y Lodge at Bro. Tilbury'." 
Koyal Hotel, Aldersholt, on the ]2tlior June 
The W. M. was present al his post, and per- 
formed his duties In his usual ea.sy and effi 
oient manner, supported by his officers — Bros. 
Storry, S. W. ; Howard, J. W. ; Rowley, S. : 
Simpson, Mas. of Cer. ; Downer, S. D. ; De 
Sauce, J. D. pro tern. ; Gulsion, I, G. pro 
tern. We observed with plea- ure the follow 
ing vi.siling brethren : Bro. Glisha D. Coofte 
(i), Kentucky, U. S., who is taking a tour 
through England for the purpose of visiting 
the various Lodges; Bro. Granger (2iH) 
Scotland; Bro. Breeders (8S and 2.11); Bro 
Thompson (227); Bro. Ilebden (29u) ; and 
Bro. Pickles (lUl). Mr. C. Dobby and Mr. 
Reel were initiated. So says the .VIdcrshuti 
Military Gazelle. 



Canada.— The Ma ons at Stirling planted 
the corner stone of a church on the 25th of 
June with masonic ceremonies. The day 
was beautifully fine, the clouds obscuring the 
sun sufficiently as to prevent him from ex 
eriing all his power. At ten o'clock pre 
oisely the Lodge was opened by the Rt. 
Worshipful Bro. J. C. Franok, D. D. G. M.. 
iicling as Grand Master, assisted by Wor- 
shipful Ij(^vJU.^^Campbell as D. G. M., and 
Bro. Gillespie as D. D. G. M , when Bro 
Brunson^as instilled as Master of Stirling 
Lodge for the present year. On the conclu 
sion of \lhat ceremony, the Lodge was closed, 
and again^opeged as a Grand Lodge, and 
Bro. Dr. Ashtoc, of Maple Leaf Lodge, as 
Grand Diiector of Ceremonies, and Bro. 
Donald Moodie is Assistant Grand Director 
of Ceremonies, regulated the order of pro 
cession. The fiUowing Lodges were well 
represented — there being in all fully 2ui. 
Masons present: 

Moira Lodge, Bellville ; Bellville Lodge. 
Mellville: Stirling Lodge, Stirling; Madoc 
Lodge, Madoc ;-' Franck Lodge, Frankfurd . 
.Maple Leaf Lodge, Bath; Cunsecon Lodge. 
Consecon ; Trenton Lodge, Trenton ; Caia 
raqui Lodge, luil'gslon. 

The ccr^fl^^^^mmenced by the choii 
singing iM^^^B^ode, which was effectively 
reudered^ooHering the short time the per 
turniers had for preparation. The stone wa.  
then raised from its bed, and the plate, with 
the inscription, together with several period 
teals, coins, &c., were deposited in u place 
prepared tor ihtm. The Grand Master then 
lescrnded from the platform, and the GraiiU 
■SuperintendcDi of ihe work directed the 
stone to be lowered lo its tinal resting place, 
previous lo which the Grand Master prepared 
the mortar bed with a very handsome silver 
iiowel, presented to him by Bro. Baker, on 
l ehalf of the church building coiuiniilee. 
fhe stone was then adjusted with the plumb, 
.•quatc, aud level. Coru, wine, and oil were 
poured on, and the Grand .Muster, striking it 
 hrec times with the mallet, declared the 
atone properly laid. The Grand .Master then 
re-ascended'the platform, when he delivereu 
a very eloutTeut and efl'eclive address. 

The brciWen at Owen Sound, alter Ihe in 
siallation of their officers, June 23d. marcheu 
to the steamer Canadian, where they were 
joined by their friends to the number ol 
.ihiiut 200. They then started on an excur- 
sion lo the Christian Islands, where are the 
remains of one of Ihe first posts established 
by the French missionaries somewhere about 
1015. At Mealord they were joined by many 
of the members of Pythagoras Lodge U. D 
It was a very pleasant day, and every one 
seemed tojiijoy himself. 

In luldiegjiiowhai has already been given 
i1po1iM!^|qSiji^'-t$i^  flie visil J*' ihc New 
Vorklbrethren to Ottawa, we have au inter 
esiing sketch from Bro. McLeod Moore, 
which, as emanating from the Canadian point 
of view, is more than ordinal ily interesting 
tS'e are anxious to publish everything that 
tends to break down the arbitrary and unnat- 
ural barriers that have been raised between 
Masons of different nations: 

" We were much gratified by a visit on the 
Ith of June from three worthy and zealous 
R. A. Masons from Ogdensburg. who accom 
panied that zealous and talented Comp., our 
L . D. Ci. ^|^;.M. E Comp. Frederick La Serre, 
of Kingston, who arrived here lo assist ai 
ihe exaltation of several brethren to the de- 
gree of Uoy^al Arch in the Carletoii Chapter. 
M. E. Comp. S. Gilbert, of the (Jgdensburg 
Chapter, aud G. H. P. of the State of New 
Vork, kindly conferred upon ten brethren the 
Mark degree, at my request, assisted by 
Comp J. H. Fairchild, the II. P. of the Og 
deusburg Chapter, as also by Comp. Ransom. 
•iX ilie same Chapter. They also gave the 
degrees of Past Master aud Most Excellent 
Master, af I was anxious to see those degrees 
conlerred by Comps. from the V. S., being 
hut lately introduced by us in our Grand 
Chapter. 

'•Our M. E. Companion La Serre gave the 
1{. .\. degree to four brethren, at which our 
.American friends were not present, as il ap- 
pears by y,our Constitutions they could only 
be preseni wliien three were exalted at a lime. 
Howeve^fTici't day we again met, and Ihe 
two High I'Tlesis attended, when the R. A. 
was given to three brethren. They informed 
lue that it was so different from the United 
Stales R. A. as to be like another degree to 
ihem. It was, however, so beautifully given 
by Omp. La Serre, that they expressed 
themselves much gratified with il, as also 
wilh our raelhod of working the degree ot 
.Master Mason, also conferred by Bro. La 
Serre. Your worthy High Priest, .M. E. 
Comp Gilbert told me he had been exalted 
to Ihe R. .A. so far back as 1813 — a veteran 
.Mason indeed. We all owe bim and his two 
friends much for so fraternally and kindly 
coming to our assistance. The E. H. P 
Fairchild g.ive the Past Master, which differs 
in some degree from our " Virtual Past Mas- 
ter," in as much as he made it more like that 
of install^^^a Master to rule Ihe Lodge 
Now, no Virtual Past Master can rule a Lodge, 



it being only a pisn to the R. .\. I trust Ihe 
kindly feeling evinced by our friends from 
Ogdensburg in coming so far lo assist us will 
be reciprocated, and they may feel assured 
that we will be al all times happy to receive 
them, and trust that this kindly and masonic 
feeling of visiting each other will bo con 
tinued." 

At Toronto the officers of Lodges No. Ifl. 
-'2, and 75, were duly installed for the year 
now commenced. The officers and members 
of St. John's Lodge No. 75 pre.senleJ 
ihroiigh Bro. Jackes, their Master, a very 
handsome Past Master's jewel in gold to 
15ro. Past Master Hay. The jewel is beauli 
I'ully engraved with masonic emblems. On 
Ihe reverse side is the following inscription : 
•Presented to Worshipful Bro. Hay by the 
members of St. John's Lodge No. 75, G. R 
C , as a token of their affectionate esteem 
.ind regard. Toronlo, 25 June, I8t)0." Whin 
the presentation was over the members anu 
visiting brethren adjourned to their refresh 
iiient room, and alter an hour spent in true 
masonic style, the Junior Warden's toast was 
given — " Happy to meet, sorry lo p?rl, and 
lidppy to meet again." 

King Solomon's Lodge No. 22. aHerthe in 
siallaiion, adjourned to the supper room lO 
partake ot an excellent supper. W. M. Gn 
ble occupied the chair ; S. W. Murray and 
). W. Spry the vice chairs. The first loasi 
tlways given at masonic feasts, "Ihe (jueeii 
and Ihe Cralt," was proposed by the chair 
man in a neat and appropriate speech, and 
drunk wilh honors. "The Grand Master," 
••Visiting Brethren," and other toasts, usual 
iiu such occasions, were given and replied to 
l y Bros. S. B. Campbell, 11. J. Gear, J. E 
Smith, O'Reilly, and oihers. During the in- 
tervals some excellent songs were gi^en by 
Bros. Alexander, James Simins, T. Jackson 
and H. Rowsell. The Lodge adjuunicd, all 
apparently well pleased wiili the IVsiivul. 

The brethren of Si. .-Vudrews Lodge also 
presented their Past .Muster, Bro. Slorni, 
with a Past .Master's collar aud jewel of very 
tiandsome workmanship. The presentatiuii 
was made by W. M. Bro. Harris, and the gilt 
icknowledged by B o. Siurm iu au eloquent 
and fraterual address. 

Rhodk Islanu. — The Grand Lodge celebra- 
ted its U th Anniversary June 25ih, with St. 
lohn's Lodge No. 1, of Newport, and the 
members of the fraternity generally pariici- 
paiing in Ihe festival. Upon the arrival ol 
ihe boats at .Newport, a very large and im- 
posing procession was formed, and proceeded 
10 iMa.sonic Hall. The Knighis Templui 
were present in full numbers. M. W. Wm. 
Gray, of Newport, was installed Grand Mas 
ter. A procession was then formed, headed 
by the American brass band, aud coniprisinf: 
ihe Knighis Templar as an escort, wilh ihc 
large aiteudanceof Master .Masons, irrespec- 
tive of Lodge, and marched through (he p'rin- 
cipal streets lo the Norih Baptist Church 
The procession, which 'made a fine appear- 
ance, was under the direction of Grand .Mar- 
shal Emerson Goddard, assisted by Benjamin 
W. Coit, as Chief Marshal, with a number of 
efficieut aids. 

At the Church the exercises opened with 
an oigan voluntary by E. A. Payne, followed 
by the music of the justly celebruied Phil- 
harmonic Society, of Newport. Appropriatt- 
selections of Scripture were read, and prayer 
was offered by Rev. C. 11. Titus, of Warren 
liraud Chaplain. An eloquent and beauli 
fully apppropriate oration was then delivered 
l)y Rev. Augustus WoodhBry, of Providence 
(Ve hope to make extracts from this beauii 
I'ul discourse in a future issue. The music 
al words of the orator were followed by in 
.strumeninl music by the band, after which 
the duxology was sung, and the benediction 
pronounced. 

The procession then re-formed and pio- 
ceeded to the Fillmore House, in Ihe spacious 
■lining hall of which a banquet had been 
spread fur three hundred persons, and nearly 
every seal was taken. The bill of fare was 
iippetiiingly rich, and the service was alien 
live and fuilhful. Altogether, the feast of 
St. John was well-deserving of the name. 

.Arkansas. — .\ highly respected corres 
pondcnt from Dardanelle writes: "On the 
2uili of June we had our celebration of the 
anniversary of St John Ihe Baptist, and we 
had a pleasant time of il. The brethren met 
at the -Masonic Hall, in number about one 
hundred. The object of the meeting was ex- 
plained, and no further business appearing 
the Lodge was called lo refreshment, and u 
procession being formed, we marched to Ihi- 
sound of sweet music to the Mclhodisi 
Church, where a masonic ad Iress was deliv- 
ered by our worthy brother. Gen. H. F 
Phomason, lo a large concourse of ladies and 
gentlemen. After the address, the brethren 
again formed in procession with the wives, 
widows, daughters and sisters of Master Ma- 
sons, and marched to a beautiful grove on 
the bank of the river, where was spread a 
most splendid repast. After ample justice 
had been done to the creature comforts, and 
all seemed fully refreshed, we again took up 



the line of march, and returned lo Ihe Lodge 
from whence we came, called lo order, or. in 
III her words, resumed labor; passed a few 
resolutions, and closed the Lodge, peace and 
harmony prevailing throughout the day. 
liro. Thomason is a fine speaker, and his ad- 
Iross gave general satisfaction. I think our 
Lodge has more Iriends now than ever beto;-e. 

lormer days some material was worked 
into our edifice ihat had flaws, and wind 
hakes, and some that was really rotten .at 
:he heart. These have caused us to leur lest 
lie building should loiter, and full. But we 
iiave commenced doing some repairs, aud lor 
he future we are delermincd to have uo ma- 
icrittl but such as can be squared, polished, 
,tud numbered." 

The ttuuiver^ry of &l John the Baptist 
*as celebrated by \Wiiie Uiver Lodge No. oi, 
uue 23d. procj^iou was lonued at Ihe 
i-oJge, and .-liter niarcliing around a square, 
proceeded to a ^uvc near by to install Uieir 
uew oUiceii^ aud listen to au adUress from 
Grand .Mailer E. H. English. A very re- 
spectable crowd had assemoled, alargeuuiu- 
uer of ladies beiug iu atienuance. Jud 'C 
liuglish 8 address was listened lo with marK- 
 ;d aiteution. He deliueated the greal priu- 
;iples of Masonry, sliowing ils beiieuciai ef- 
ecis on iiulividuais, comuuiiiities, aud ua- 
loiis. Upon the subject of education he riv- 
:ied ihe aiieniiou ol his audience, aud dem- 
 usi rated that ignorance was more be 
dreaded lhan war, pestilence, and lamiue. 
lis ttddreijs, ihrougliuui, exhibiied marked 
uud uumislukeubie ability. 

Alabama. — Our correspondent, Bro. J. J. 
Jiiiley, of Florence, Ala., wriies: ■•! attend- 
ed a large aud pleasant procession at Tus- 
cuuibia on Uie ZAkX. Washiugtou Lodge No. 
 u had a celebration, and uu oration by Sir 
ftniglit David J. Lindsley, now of VNashiug- 
.oii t.;iiy. The address was a very fine one. 
.Viler ihis we partook of a sumptuous feast. 
•Ush you had been ibere." 

Bro. A. A. Lackey, of Piuckneyville, 
wriies; ••Saiurday, ihe 23d, was celebrated 
oy llillabee Lodge No. l'J7, as the anniver- 
sary of St. John Ihe baptist. It was a gala 
day with us. We had one of the most chaste, 
beuuiilui. and eloquent addresses from Rev. 
Bro. W. D. Matthews that 1 have had the 
pleasure of lisieuiug lo fur a long time. It 
was, indeed, lUe must appropate address of 
• lie kind 1 have ever lisieued to. His history 
of that Christian patron of Masonry, his em- 
inent piety, his coiiuection wilh ihe Order, 
and his tragic death, were most touchingly 
beauiilul uud appropriate. He closed his 
address with appropriate and well-timed 
counsel and advice to the fraternity. The 
ileep vein ol piety running all ihruugh his 
ailUres's made il surpassingly beautiful, aud 
caused il lo be Weil re(A.'ived. Al'ier the ad-** 
dress the offi^rf of the Lodge were inslalled 
by our much^^ieeiued Past Master, M. O. 



Slaughter.' 

Wisconsin. — .\t Darlington a festival was 
held, June 25ili. Seventeen brother Masons, 
some of Ibciu meuibers of Evening Siar 
Lodge No. Ii4, aud some of tbem of other 
Lodges, met at the Russel House. The table 
was an oblong square, aud the officers were 
seated as iu the Lodge room. The Bros, then 
partook of the refreshiuent spread out before 
I hem, which was spiced aud peppered wilh 
wit and repartee, and lor a while mirth and 
jollity prevailed. Alter supper ihe table was 
cleared lor wine — the pure juice of the grape, 
unadiilteratcd. Six regular toasts were 
drank, and responded to in sentiments wor- 
ihy of Ihe cralt by Bros. J. G. Knight, Al- 
len Warden, A. B. Roberts, W. C. Spinney, 
Edwin Dain, and C. M. Waring. 

The volunteer toasts were excellent. 
.\iiiougst them were: 

The masonic Square and Compaas — The 
world is squared by the one, and compassed 
liy iho oilier. May we always be able to 
compass our enemies, aud square up with 
our Iriends. 

The true Mason — The father of the father- 
less, the protector of the widow and the or- 
phan. His unobtrusive benevolence is ofien- 
er felt than seen. 

Matonry — l^^oniposed of the threefold cord 
of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth, "l is 
that which binda each heart in one. and 
iiuiics persons of every nation and clime, 
kindred and tongue. 

Mominy Star Lodye No. 10, and Eoeniny 
Star Lodye No. 154 — The morning and the 
evenipg star, brightest jewels on night's 
ebon brow. May the lustre of their many 
kind acts never be dimmed. 



Masonic cement is composed of truth and 
justice ; put up in true hearts, and sealed wilh 
Faith, Hope, and Charity. It is not affected 
by a change of climate, anil may be had at 
ihe office of "good will to men." 



Onk proof of the consummate skill em- 
ployed in the erection of many of the mas- 
er pieces of ancient European architecture 
is found in Ihc fact Ihat the vaults in some of 
Ihe old churches are only nine or ten inches 
thick, ond the outer walls, full sixty feet 
high, are, frequently, but two feet thick. 



6 



VOICE N T  TIDINGS. 



115 



An Address 

Madt to tht Bodj/ of hVcr ami Ai\- pUA Matma Atsm- 
bletata QitirUrly rommun cUton Uctd mar Ttmitit 
B^r (Lotulon, t.nytuftd;, Dec. 11, 1735. 

BY MAUTI.V CLARE, M. A., J. G. W. 

The chief pleasures of society, viz : good 
conversation and Ihe consequent improve 
mcnts — are riglitly presumed, brethren, to 
be the principal motive of our first entering 
into and then of propagating our craft 
wherein those advauiagcs, 1 am bold to say. 
may be better met with tlian in any society 
now in being ; provided vire arc not wanting 
to ourselves, and will but consider that I hi 
basis of our Order is indissoluble friendship 
and the cement of it unanimity and brother 
ly love. That these may always subsist in 
this society, is the sincere desire of every wor 
thy brother; anil, that they may do so in full 
perfection here, give me leave to lay before 
you a few observaiious, wherein are pointed 
out those things which are the most likely \u 
discompose the harmony of conversaiion, es 
pccially when it turns upon controverted 
points. 

It is, brethren, a very delicate thing to in- 
terest ourself in a dispute, and yet preserve 
the decorum due to liie occasion. To assist 
us a little in this matit^r is the subject ol 
what 1 have at present to olier to your con 
sidcration ; aud I doubt not but the bare 
mention of what may be disagreeeble in an.N 
kind of debate will be heedluUy avoided by 
a body of gentlemen united by the bonds ol 
brotherhood, and uuder the strictest lies of 
mutual love and forbearance. By the out 
ward demeanor it is that the inward civilii,\ 
of the mind is generally expressed, the man 
ner and ciicunistance of which, being much 
governed and iutiuenced by the fashion an l 
usage of the place where we live, must, in 
the rule and practice of il, be learned by ob 
servation, an l the carriage of those who are 
allowed to be polite aud well-bred, liul the 
more essential part of civility lies d9epei 
than the outside, and is that general good 
will, that decent regard and personal estecuj 
for every man which makes us cautious ot 
showing in our carriage tcward him any con 
tempt, disrespect, or neglect. 'Tis a dispo- 
sition that makes us ready on all occasions 
to express, according to the usual way and 
fashion of address, a respect, a value and es- 
teem lor him suitable to his rank, quality, 
and condition in life. It is, in a word, a dis- 
position of the mind, visible in the carriage, 
thereby a man endeavors to shun making an 
other uneasy in his company ; for the beiiei 
avoiding of which in these our convent ions 
suffer me, brethren, to point out to you four 
things directly contrary to this, the most 
proper and most acceptable conveyance ol 
the social virtues, itpui some one of which 
incivility will generally be found to have its 
rise, and, of consequence, that discord and 
want of harmony in conversation too fre- 
quently to be observed. 

The first of these is a natural noiHiHSFSs. 
which makes a man uncomplaisant to others : 
BO that he retains no deference, nor has any 
regard to Ihe inclinations, temper, or condi- 
tion of those he converses with. 'Tis the 
certain mark of the clown not to mind what 
either pleases or otlends those he is engaged 
with; and yet one may sometimes meet with 
a man in clean and fashionable clothes, giv- 
ing an absolute, unboundfd swing to his own 
humor herein, and suffering it to jostle or 
overbear everything that stands in his way. 
with a perfect indilfcrcnce how people have 
reason to take it. This is a brutality every 
one sees and abhors. It is what no one can 
approve or be easy with : and, therefore, it 



entertainment of the company is at the cost 
of the person who is painted in burlesque 
characters, who. therefore, cannot be with- 



out some uneasiness on the occasion, unlessjwho by choice are distinguished from the 
the subject on which he is rallied be maitrr gross of mankind, and who voluntarily have 



wherewith they are to meet, and the man 
ner of their behavior when assembled. 

Shall it, then, ever be said, that those 



of commendation ; in which case the pleasant 
mages which make the raillery, carrying 
with them praise as well as sport, the rallied 
person, finding his account in it, may also 
ake a part in the diversion. But in regard 
to the right management of so nice a point, 
wherein the leiftl slip may spoil all, is not 
•nerybody's talent. It is better that such as 
would be secure in not provoking others 
ihould wholly abstain from raillery, which, 
hy a small mistake or wrong turn, may leave 
upon the mind of those who are stung by it 
ihe lasting memory of having been sharply 
ihoiigh wittily taunted for something ccn- 
• urable in I hem. 

Co TR vDiCTios is also a sort of ccnsori- 
ousness, wherein ill breeding much too often 
shows itself. Complaisance does not require 
that we should admit of all the reasonings, 
or silently approve of all the accounts of 
things that may be vented in our hearing, 
ihe opposing the ill-grounded opinions, and 
the rectifying the mistakes of others, is what 
I ruth and charity sometimes reijuire of us 
.Sor does civility forbid, so it be done with 
proper caution and due care of circumstance 
iSut there are some men who seem so perfect 
ly possessed with the spirit of contradiction 
and perverseness, that they steadily, and 
without regard either to right or wrong, op 
pose some one, and perhaps every oue, ol 
ihe company in whatsoever is advanced 
fhis is so evident and outrageous a degree 
of censuring, that none can avoid thinking 
himself injured by it. 

All sort of opposition to what another man 
says is 8 i apt to be suspected of censorious- 
uess, and is so seldom received without some 
sort of huniilialiou, that it ought to be made 
in the gentlest manner, and couched in the 
softest expressions that can be found, and 
such as, with the whole deportment, may ex- 
press no forwardness to contradict. .\11 pos- 
sible marks of respect and good will ought 
10 accompany it, that, whilst we gain the ar- 
gument, we may not lose the good inclina- 
tions of any that hear, and especially ol 
ihose who happen to differ from, us. And 
here wc ought not to pass bj' an ordinary but 
very great fault that frequently happens in 
every dispute. I mean that of intcrruplitig 
•titers irhile they are tpeakini). This is a fail- 
ing which the members of the best regulated 
confraternities among us have endeavored to 
guard ag.tlnst in the li) laws of their respec 
live societies, and is what the R. W. person 
in the chair should principally regard, and 
-tec well put in execution. Vet, as it is an 
ill practice that prevails much in the world, 
and especially where less care is taken, ii 
c-innot be improper to offer a word or two 
against it here. 

There cannot be a greater rudeness than 
to interrupt another in the current of his dis- 
course. For, if it be not impertinence and 
folly to answer a man before we know wliai 
he has to say, yet it is a plain declaration 
th:it we are weary of his discourse; that we 
linrcgard what he says, as judging it not 
lit to entertain the society with; and is, in 
r.act, little less than a downright desiring 
that ourje/i'rj may have an audience, who 
have something to produce better worth the 
attention of the company. As this is no or- 
dinary degree of disrespect, it cannot but 
give always very great offense. 

The fourth thing, brethren, that is against 
civility, and, tlierelore, apt to overset the 
harmony of conversation, is caftious.nkss 
.\nd it is so, not only because it produces 
luisbecoming aud provoking expressions and 
behavior in company, but because it is a 
lacit accusation and a reproach for some- 
ihing ill taken from those we are displeased 
with. Such an intimation, or even suspi- 
cion, must always be uneasy to society ; and, 
us one angry person is sutBcient to discompose 
a whole company, for the generality, all mu 
tual happiness and satisfaction ceases there- 



enrolled their names in tlii.?"iuJ5ar ancient 
and honorable society, arc so far wanting to 
themselves ond the order they profess as to 
neglect its rules? Shall those who are 
banded and cemented together by tTTe strict, 
est lies of amity, omit the practice of for 
bearance and brotherly love ? Or shall the 
passions of those persons ever become un- 
governable, who assemble purposely to sub 
due them ? We are, let it be considered, the 
successors of those who reared a structure to 
the honor of Almighty God, the Grand Ar 
chilect of the world, which, for wisdom, 
strength, and beauty, hath never yet had a 
parallel. We are intimately related to Ihose 
great and worthy spirits who have ever made 
it their business and their aim to improve 
ihemselves, and to inform mankind. Let 
us, then, copy their examf'JBfcLbat we may 
al.HO hope to obtain a share|^^Hk praise 
fhis cannot possibly be doiij^HT scene ot 
disorder. Pearls are never fo^d but when 
ihe sea is calm, and silent water is deep 
est. It has been long, and still is, the glory 
and happiness of this society to have its 
interests espoused by the great, the noble 
and the honored of the land — persons who 
liter the example of the wisest and grand 
est of kings, esteem it neither condescention 
or dishonor to patronize and encourage the 
professors of Ihe craft. Il is our duty, in 
return, to do nothing if inconsistent with 
ihis favor; and, being members of this 
body, it becomes us to act in some degree 
suitable to the honor we receive from our 
lluslrious head. 

If this be done at our regular meetings, 
every good end and desirable end will, verj 
probably, be promoted amoug us. Thecrafi 
will have the advantage of being soverned 
by good, wholesome, and dispassio nate laws 
The business of the Grand Lodge will be 
smoothly and efi'ectually carried on. Vour 
Grand Officers will coni..iunicate their senti 
inenis, aud receive yoi# opinions and advice 
with pleasure and satisfaction. Particular 
societies will become still more regular, from 
what iheirrepresentatives shall observe here 
In a word, true and ancient Masonry will 
llourish,and those that are without will soon 
come to know that there are more substan 
lial pleasures to be found, as well as greater 
advantages to be reaped, in our sodety, or 
lerly conducted, than can^pos?ib!i^fce.4noi 



the banquet of sentiment, furnished f.otn the various views as a band of brothers should 
abundant resources of the soul. jdo. There are many of the grosser kind of 

Under such favorable auspices the Lodge|Unmasonic acts, such as altcmpts to defraud, 
grew in numbers, and decreased not in re- overreach, or circumvent a brother Mason, 
jpectabiliiy, in usefulness, or in interest— jwhich to warn you of would be paying a 
the latter being loo often the result of thejpoor compliment to your moral honesty as 
former. It was then truly a Lodge of Free incn, and the solemnity with which you view 
and .'Vccepted Masons — a band of brelhren|your obligations as Masons. But there is 
who were ever ready to assist, defend, andianother crime (for by that name I muat call 
protect a true and worthy brother, as far as it), in the commission of which .Masons are 

more likely to indulge, and which producer 
fully as pernicious effects. I allude to slan- 



truth, honor, and justice would warrant and 
their circumstances permit. They were 
equally ready to strip the sheep-skin from 
ihe wolf, the lion-skin from the ass, and 
Irive from the coverts of Masonry Ihe false. 



der — to the cowardly crime of slander — the 
commission of which h.as carried more es- 
trangement, dissentions, and deep-rooted en- 



ihe base, and the vile, that the fair fame ofmiity among Masons than any of the black 
he institution should not be injured ihrough'list of evils to which social man is doomed 



their unworthiness. 

In conducting the various transactions of 
ihe Lodge, the Master workmen were rig- 
idly just, but lenient ; the Overseers were 
monitors, assistants, and friendly advisers ; 
and each Apprentice and Craftsman was sat 
isfied with his wages, and strove, wiih pa- 
tience and perseverance, to arrive ut Ihe 
head of his profession by his own laudable 
exertions, and receive the merited rewanl. 
They did not attempt to obtain preferment 
by unworthy means, and thereby lose the 
elevated stations which they had already at- 
tained. There was no contention concerning 
the funds of the Lodge. If the funds were 
not always judiciously appropriated, they 
were always appropriated to the satisfaction 
of the brethren, and were always fully ac- 
counted for. Venality and an inordinate 
thirst for filthy lucre had not approached 
the vesiible of the Temple, and were still 
farther from the sanctum sanctorum. Much 
of the funds, however, were appropriated 
and applied to assuage Ihe pains of the dis 
tressed, support and strengthen the aged and 
infirm — to lull the widow's sigh and dry the 
orphan's tear. 

Thus elevated stood Batavia Lodge until 
the autumn of 68'Jli. After the unfortunate 
occurrence which happened at that time 
many of its most active and substantial 
members, for Ihe sake of keeping peace in 
their respective' religious societies, ceased 
heir labors in Ihe masonic edifice, and with 
drew their superintending care. Some few 
however, still struggled to maintain and pre 
serve Iheir inalienable rights of serving God 
according to the dictates of their own con 
sciences, in spite of fools, fanatics, and 
knaves. Bui their efforts were unavailing 
Il was too hard a tapk for this single-handed 



few to breast the s^nu and contend with 
wiili^n any other bodies ot'm^Ct^w ni^l-g''"™""' f''"''''"*'"' "'"^ '° 

uiticent soever their pretensions may be combined elements; and lhe|dates should be possessed of positive vir- 



For none can be so amiable as that which 
promotes brotherly love, aad fixes that as 
the grand cement of all our actions; to the 
performance of which we are bound by an 
obligation both solemn and awful, and that 
entered into by our own free and deliberate 
choice, and, as it is to direct our lives and ac- 
liuns, it can never be too often repeated, 
nor too frequently inculcated. 



finds no place with those who have any tinc- 
ture of good breeding, tlic end and design of 
which is to supple our natural stiffness, and 
to soften men's tempers, that they may bend 
and accommodate themselves to those with 
whom they have to do. 

Contempt is the second thing inconsistent 
with good breieding, and is entirely averse to 
it. And if this want of respect be discov- 
ered, either in a man's looks, words, or ges- 
tures, come it from whom it will, it always 
brings uneasiness and pain along wilh it ;''" ''"J' ja-Ting- This failing, there 
for nobody can contentedly bear to be{f-»-«. ^" guarded against with the 

slighted. same care as either the boisterous rusticity 

A third thing of the like nature is CEMsoBi- and insinuated conlempt or the ill-natured 
ou8.sKss,oradi.spositiontolindfauUwiihoth dispo.sition to censure, already considered 
ers. Men, whatever they are guilty of, would and disallowed of. For, as peace, case, and 
not choose to have their blemishes displayed satisfaction are what constitute the pleasure, 
and set in open view. Failings always carry 'he happiness, ami are the very soul of con 
some degree of shame with them, and thelversalion, if these be interrupted the design 



discovery, or even imputation, of any defect 
is not borne by them without uneasiness. 

Raillkbv must be confessed to be the most 
refined way of exposing the faults of others 



of society is undermined, and in that circum- 
stance how should brotherly love continue? 
Certain it is, that unless good order, decen- 
cy, and temper be preserved by the individ- 



and because it is commonly done with somelua's of society, confusion will be introduced 
wit, in good language, and entertains • the|and a dissolution will naturally very quickly 
company, people are apt to be led into a mis- 



take, that, where il keeps within fair bounds 
there is no incivility in it. The pleasantry of 



follow. 

What, therefore, remains is to remind the 
brethren that the Masons have ever been 



this sort of conversation introduces il often, lovers of order. It is the business of their 
therefore, among people of the better sort ; |p»r;icular profession to reduce ali rude mat 
and such talkers, it must be owned, are well|ters to truth. Their aphorisms recommend 
heard, and generally applauded by the il. The number of their lights, aud the dc 



laughter of the staiiders-by. But it oughi 
at the same time to be considered that the 



clared end of their coming logether, inii 
mate the frame and disposition of mind 



10 be the prey. In order to add a barb to 
ihc dagger and poignancy to the wound, the 
slanderous words only require to be accom- 
panied wilh a deep regret for the circum- 
stance and a profession of sincere friend.-hip 
for the slandered brother. Uuder the opera- 
ion of such an attack, well may the perse- 
cuted brother exclaim: "Save me from my 
friends '. Mine enemies I can subdue !" 

If we have any accusation or complaint 
against a brother, it is our duly to commu- 
nicate Ihe same to him, and hear his ac- 
knowledgment, extenuation, excuse, or de- 
nial, before we perform the brotherly kindncsi 
f ringing the knell of his departed charac- 
ler. If he pleads guilty and repents, for- 
give him; if he extenuates or excuses him- 
self, give him all the credit he deserves : if 
he convinces us that Ihe accusation is false, 
we should do all in our power to sustain his 
character; if he is refractory, inform Ihe 
proper masonic authority, and have him 
leak wilh accordingly. But, in no case, re- 
sort to slander. Which will not only injure 
his good name, but tarnish that of Ihe insti- 
tution, and, more than probable, recoil on 
the head of the slanderer. I wish it dis- 
tinctly understood that what I mean by 
slander is imparting and circulating gossip 
and stories, whether true or false, which ni e 
calculated to injure the character of another, 
without any known or justifiable object. 

Colleciively as a Lodge it is our duly to 
guard well the approaches from without, 
and inspect wilh a strict scrutiny aud cor- 
rect with promptness all abuses within. 
Great care should be observed in admitting 
additions to our numbers. It is not a suffi- 
cient recommendation that the individual 
proposed is not an idiot, and is not vicious. 
Those negative qualities add no strength or 
Intrinsic value to the croft, o\| bring any 
honor or profit to the instiiulion. Candi- 



Lodge, after a struggle of near two years, 
was suffered to slumber, and present to it.- 
enemies the appearance of final dissolution. 
But we who knew- the never-dying spirit of 
the institution heard a still small voice say- 
ing: " It is not dead, but slcepeth." 

During the period of thiiteen jears Ihe 



tues, inquiring minds, and capacious intel- 
lects. Posilive virtues, that they may be 
"ensamplesto the Hock;" inquiring minds, 
that they may "thirst for knowledge," and 
drink deep of the Pierian spring;" and ca- 
pacious intellects, to retain "a plenteoi.8 
store of mental food" for Iheir own enjoy- 



licmarks on the Revival of Masonry . 

BY BRO. KBKNKZEK Ml.\, 
0/ Batavia, A'. V. 

[Part of the discourse delivered in 1832, 
at the revival of Batavia Lodge No. 8S, N. 
v., unpublished.] 

Brethren: We have assembled at this time 
and place on a very interesting and impor- 
tant occasion. We have met to resuscitate, 
reanimate, and revive one of the pillars o( 
ihe masonic edifice — the Batavia Lodge 
which for a number of years past has been 
as dormant and inactive as au occupant ol 
ihe silent tomb. It now rises, like the Phoe- 
nix, from the ashes of its former self; and 
may we indulge in the pleasing hope that it 
ises pure and undefiled, thoroughly cleansed 
from all its former dross anil impurities by 
the fiery ordeal through which it has paitsed, 
and that it may henceforth shine with at 
least its pristine lustre, if nut wilh r|iloubled 
splendor. J # 

As we are about to revive this bj-uiriih of 
the masonic institution, a brief revie  of its 
history and former standing will not be 
ihought inappropriate on the present occa- 
sion. 

The Batavia Lodge was chartered in Ihe 
year Anno Lusis oHH, and regularly in- 
tailed in public by the Rev. Bro Lucius 
Smith. The cheering rays of prosperity 
beamed with refulgent brightness on its in- 
fancy, and the genius of Masonry nurtured 
its youth and invigorated its growih to an 
early maturity. Its first Master was Bro. 
William Seavcr. Ills early associates in 
creating this moral edifice, and gracing Ihe 
upporl of its portals with Wisdom, Beauty, 
and Strength, were Bros. Dibble. Smiths, 
lirowus, Foster, and many others, who. 
when combined, formed a brilliant ^^,^ustel- 
lation in the masonio firmament, probably 
not surpassed in its surrounding vicinity. 
They were Solomons and Ilirams in the ac 
live duties of the Lodge, and brother Fellow 
Crafts when relieved from iheir labor and 
lolired to refreshment — to a refreshment at 



Batavia Lodge has lain dormant: but Blillj"'cn'. as well as for the benefit of their suc- 
the ever verdant sprig of 0«.ssia has denoted ''^^^ors. 

its resting place. .Vt this late period the When we turn our allention to Ihe state of 

Ihe Lodge within, our first care should be lo 
square our own actions by the^ guage of moral 
ectitude — the By-laws of the Lodge, and Ihe 
(Constitution of the Grand Lodge of the Stale 
pay due deference to our superiors, and 
hail each fellow laborer wilh the greetings of 
friendship and brotherly love. If our broth- 
er has erred, correct liiiii wilh persuasive ai?- 
raonilions and friendly advice. If he has 
misused us, endeavor to bring him to sincere 
repentance by our magnanimous conduct to- 
wards him in return. If others disagree, 
we must throw oil on Ihe troubled waters, 
induce each to make concessions, and bring 
about a reconciliation if possible. If neces- 
sary, we must call to our aid other brethren 
whose influence may be greater than our 
own. But if, after exhausting every means 
to produce harmony and secure order, we fail, 
recourse must be had to the application o' 
the pruning knife, and the diseased limb, or 
limbs, mu^t be severed from Ihe body, for no 
institution can prove beneficial to its mem- 
bers, lo society, or to Ihe world, when deep- 
rooted animosity, protracted controversies, 
or violent quarrels exist among its membeis. 
.Vnd every masonic Lodge will prove a con- 
slant source of trouble and vexation to Ihe 
brethren, and a dishonor lo the instiiulion, 
unless harmony reigns triumphant within its 
walls, and all contention is supplanted by a 
praiseworthy emulation to see who can best 
work anl who can the most cordially agree, 
fhat such may be the happy lot of this Lodge 
henceforth, is my most earnest prayer. 

And may we so work, and so agree, that 
when we shall be summoned to appear before 
the Grand .Master of the Universe, and time 
with us shall be no longer, may we. each and 
every one of us, be permitted to partake of 
that Divine love, and participate in that ex- 
alted adoration, the sublimity of which is as 
much beyond the conception of our earth- 
bound imaginations as is the magnitude of 
infinite ^pace, or the extent of eternity. 

Better to prevfnt a quarrel beforehand 
than to revenge it iifterwards 



craft have been summoned to raise it ; and, 
although its outward covering may have 
fallen off, and even the more substantial 
materials gone lo decay, the inner core is 
still s.uind, and the ^irinciplos of life unex- 
tinguished, I now behold the lequisile 
number of well-qualified masters assembled 
to raise it. Let us, therefore, greet it with 
a fraternal embrace, on Ihe five points of fel- 
lowship; conduct il into the tabernacle — in- 
to the sanctum sanctorum; aud there guard 
it with a vigilant eye, an atlenlive ear, and 
a steadfast resolution to defend, protect, and 
sustain it to the last extremity. 

Wo are expected by the Grand Lodge to 
raise this Lodge to an elevated position 
The Grand Secretary informs us that this is 
ol' moie importance than fifty other Lodges. 
It is in our power to raise it, at least, to its 
former state of prosperity and standing, if 
each one exerts all his powers to do so, and 
It has become our imperative duty to effect 
it. Aud il now remains for ub so lo dis 
charge our duties severally, as men lind as 
.Masons, and collectively as a Lodge, as to 
meet the expectations of our (riends, and 
dismay and confound our ene nice. 

Our duties generally as men and as Ma- 
sons arc said to be comprehended in a few 
short sentcnots, such as "we should do unto 
others as we would that others should do 
unto us uuder similar circumstances." 
These .are all very good, but they are 
mere texts, on which we could dilate as 
long as language would furnish us with .a 
medium to convey our ideas. Without at- 
tempting even to enumerate the long list of 
moral and masonic duties and virtues with 
which we are all more or less familiar, per- 
mit me to bring to view some points which 
appear lo demand our serious attention and 
consideration at this lime. 

I observe many of us arc in a great degree 
strangers to each other. Therefore, we are 
under the necessity of exchanging ideas, and 
ascertaining each other's ch.aracter,as it wi r.'. 
by inspection, before we can assimilate our 



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TTIK COUIllER-JOl K-\AL: LOClSViT J B, T.'Il RSDAY, JAMiA RV 3. Is8l. 



THLKSDAT MOKNING. JAN. 3, 1S84. 



"BUSINESS." 
Wedn-ksday, Jan. 2 —Trailing opened 
for the year with the grain marki'ts possi-xieii 
of a Kiri;« rejiiluary interest in the depths, 
■iou prevailing at the close of 18S.3. In Chi- 
cag ■ corn was unusually un-^etlle-l and fluc- 
tuacinir. c-lo-inR hiKhiiP f'T some positions 
than uu Mou'iay, but otluTwise the leadin; 
cereals wore all weak in all markets. Re- 
ceipts fair, »bo3e of corn being Iibsral, espo- 
cially at St. Louis. ProTisioim are linn and 
higher for all articles. The cotton markets 
gained a further advance The live stock 
markets were for the most part in sellers' 
favor. 

In New York money was steady. Gov- 
ernment tjonas were weak, yoreign ex- 
change was steady. The stock market 
displavcd a moderate dei;roe of activity, 
and. while there was no decided demonstra- 
tion of courai^e vi contidenco among buyers, 
the scale of prices was advanced slightly 
aboTe the closing range of Monday. 

There is a dispoftilion to induce the country 
to think that a January boom in corn is ou 
the Chicago tapis, to parallel that of Janu- 
ary, ISSa. but in most respects the situa- 
tions are unlike. First, the backbone of the 
deal a year ago was a most eccentric in- 
spection, December arrivals grading high and 
January very low. Then a most favorable 
ground oi operation was secured by the 
collapse of Decumber or year comer in 1882. 
enabling the manipulators to go long at very 
low prices. All those conditions for victim- 
izing the public are lacking in the present 
situaiion, and another one of capital im- 
portance is lucking, namely, a public ex- 
pectation that January inspections would be 
more favorable than those of December, and 
that the January dtal would result disas- 
trously to the long interest. There is also a 
large stock of corn in sight, with liberal and 
increasing receipts. Of cuuxao any one of a 
half dozen of speculators in Chicago, with- 
out regard to any feature of the statistical 
position or the speculative merits of corn, 
might perhaps got into position to control 
tho market either wav, but the situation ap- 
pears to be especially dangerous. 

THE GOV££NO£'S ILESSAOE. 
There are some things in the Governor's 
aicssiige .which we approve, aad some 
which we do not approve; some things 
which we shall support, and some things 
which we shnll oppo.sc; some things which 
wc like, and some things which we do not 
like. It is charucleristic of the cold, cal- 
culating and critical spirit which this 
present f^xecuiive applies to his dealings 
wilU the public. That he is honest, we do 
not doubt. That he is always wise, is an- 
other mutter. 

Gov. K.voTT introduces his message 
with a congraiuhitioD lliat Kentucky has 
pence and plenty; that her resources have 
been greatly developed and her commerce 
largely increased; that nearly 150 miles of 
railroud have been built in the last two 
years and that the products of her mines 
have incre.ised over 2o0 percent., and that 
"otticisl siaiisiics for the Inst tiscal year 
show by far the largest production of oiir 
various agricultural staples since 1877. and 
in some of them au iiiLTeu.se upon the yield 
of even that exceptionally prolilic year." 

In exphiining tho indebtedness of the 
Stale, the G'»vcrnor pertinently says: "At 
the close of the la.st liscal viar there was 
in the Treasury to the credit of the rev- 
enue proper a baiance of only $8,621 33 as 
against $48,064 97 at the end of the rear 
prec eding, while there was a total deticil 
of $491.375 67 instead of about $-i50, 000, 
as was expected. Since the close of the 
fiscal year, however, this deficit hns been 
dluiinisUed by $100,000 pahl upon the bank 
loans; and it should also be observed that 
the estimated expendiuircs for the year 
Wc re exceeded about $.50,000 on account 
of extraordinary expenses incurred in mil. 
itury operations, and nearly $65,000 de- 
voted to our public charities in excess of 
similar expenditures for the year 1881. 
while of the estimated revenues over ^55.- 
000 tare been w ithheld by the various 
railroad companies pending the litigation 
concerning the taxes assessed against 
them, recently determined lu the Court of 
Appeals. Had this sum been paid into the 
Treasury, and the extraordinary expendi- 
tures above referred to not been incurred, 
the deficit on the 10th of October, deduct- 
ing the $100,000 which h.ive been paid on 
the baiiiv loan since the Isl of July last, 
would have been really less than that esti- 
mated by the Auditor twoyeai s ago. Nev- 
ertheless, the fact remains that we are In- 
d' bted to the bunks to-day iu the sum of 
$400,000, and there is no prospect of ha 
being extinguished or materially dimin- 
ished for years with the pi'cseut resources 
of thiffrreasury, which are barely sutUcicnt 
to enable us, after defraying the other nec- 
essary expenses of the government, to ac- 
cumulate every two years an average bal- 
ance^bout e(|ual to the additional expenil- 
iturcs incident to a single session of the 
General Assembly." 

He believes the cause of the deficit is 
"our grossly defective system of assess- 
ment, ix-udcred still more iiallicient by the 
negligent and unsulisfucloi*}' manner in 
which it is administered. ' To correct ex- 
isting evils in this department of the State 
service, he recomineuds "a thorough revi- 
sion of our entire revenue system, so as to 
insure, m far as possible, a uuifoim and 
fair a. !sessnjent ot all the tiixiible properly 
n the Slate, w liich shall be just alike to all 
portions of the t'onimonwcalth and all 
clas.^es of the commiiuily; the suppression 
Df unjust exoncriivions; the prevcnlum of 
uunecessary delinriuencics. and the prompt 
coUeciion of the revenues; the rclegalioii 
to the various counties of nil expenses 
which should be properly borne by them; 
a uniform scale of couipcnsatioD to all 
public oftlccrs, of whatever grade or local- 
ity, for the performance of similar ser- 
vices, and the more certain and rigorous 
piiuislinient of all Irauds upon the public 
treasury." 

He tinds much to commend in the man- 
agement of Ihe pcnileuliary. the sanitaiy 
condition of llie prison and Ihe marked 
iinprovcmeut m the morale of its iiiuiales. 
The nverage peicenlage of mortality as 
shown lij olhcial slatistics for six years, 
fiom 1874 to 1^79. inclusive, was four and 
cue half; never uudt r ihrce in any one 
year, four in one. live in another, and 
reaching in one as h.gh as seven per c nt. ; 
while from May. 181J0. lo November, 1863, 
the averagi has only been one and thiec- 
tenihs. and never exceeding two and 
thirly-uvo oue-liuii lredtiis |Kr cent, iu any 
one year during the latter period. lie 
makes an cnrucst urgiimeut lor the 
erection of a branch |xnilentiary in the 
■Rcslcrn portion of the Slate at the earliest 
practicable moment, 

I he condition of the Capitol buildings 
is discussed brietly. The message recom- 
mends the immediate inauguration of 



measures looking lo their completion and 
preservation. 

In closing the chapter upon Railroad 
Commissioners the Governor says: "The 
Comniissioiieis, it will be observed, rcc- 
ommenil an addition to their present 
powers and duties, in a variety of partic 
uliirs unnecessary lo be recapitulated here, 
and while I may not be prepared to con- 
cur in all their suggesiions. I am clearly 
of the opinion tliat much of the aulliority 
asked for by them should be deposited 
somewhere, and it woul I, nodoubt, be ex- 
ercised by them as ctlkienlly and as faith- 
fully as by any other tribunal; but if it 
shall be found that the jurisdiction of ihc 
Commission can not be judiciously en- 
larged, it hpcomeg a ouestiou worthy of 
your consideration whether it would not 
be better lo abandon it altogether, and de- 
volve its present duties upon some other 
officer or otticcrs of the State Government 
— not because the Coinmi.'isioners are not 
honest, capable, or faithful, but a.s a mat- 
ter of et'onomy to the Cornmwc ilth. " 

Gov. KsoTT closes his sensible message 
with an answer to the slanderers who arc 
ever mouthing about "Kentucky lawless 
ness." The thonsan.ls of immigrants who 
have settled in Kentucky are prosperous and 
happy, and human life is as safe here as 
in any country beneaih the sun. 

THE PLOT THICKENS. 

In the prcsenl uttciiipt by the Hepublican 
press to resurrect seclional feeling, and 
thus divert popular attention from Ihe 
practical question ot revenue reform 
which the Democrats have forced to Ihc 
front, two journals, the New York Tri- 
Imne in the East and the Cincinnati t'ain- 
mercial Gazette in the West, h;ive been aud 
are the most persistent and conspicuous. 

The Trtbunf, with thu new year, seems 
to have enlcred on its warfare against the 
South with increased violeuce and rancor. 
It is plain that it has made up iismind to 
fight Ihe campaign on this line till the eml 
in November, and the viciousucsg with 
which it begins its work is probably due 
largely to the fact that the spirit with 
which one commits himself to a Inst and 
unpromising re-sort is never conducive to 
sweetness aud cheerfulness of tempi r. 

It opens the year with a bilious broad- 
side that shows it does not intend to lose 
any lime or space in the prosecution of its 
undertaking. Almost its entire editorial 
page of "Tuesday's issue is directed lo a 
Soulhern onslaught, crowding out even 
the customary relrospeclive and pros- 
pective reflections which usually claim 
prominence on this day. No less lliau 
three of its leading editorials alTord it 
vent for its fermenting "feelinks" on this 
harrowing theme, and, as iu one of them 
it hits on a new feature of the Soiitliern 
question (whatever the Southern quesliou 
is) which even the Tribune's iinagiuution 
had not succeeded in conjuring up before, 
a par.igraph is worth quoting as a cu 
rlosiiy: 

"II Is the misforltnie of the South that its plain 
peopl*. h-ive vrry hide voice in its political act on. 
The same intolr-raiit and despotic mastery whieh 
deides freedom uf suITrA^e to coloi-t-d i;epuhli - 
ans, eveu at the cost uf many miirdi rsanu thetts 
and foiKCries if oecess^iry. ahso eiiiililts a fen- 
men ill each distriet and State to 'bulMoze' tt.e 
gre.tt majority ot while voUTit. These people 
are not ho«iile to the priticlp'e of proleetiou to 
home industry, but inej are bullied into voting 
for men who are. The plain people of the Soulu 
went sound banks and honest money, 
but they are dilven to vote for poiiii- 
cians who want wili-eot Slate banks, 
with their own tools In eit.,-(iiue olllces ai;il 
Legislatures to dispense the charters and detine 
the powers. The trouble now. as bc-fore the war, 
ia thai public opinion at Che South is not free; the 
voles of the people are not freely case nr r liou- 
estly returned. Otherwise *thu South' would not 
l)e solid. In reality, whatever is for the perma- 
nent interests of the North ir. ala   (or the );ooJ of 
the !5outli. There would Ije a plenty of (ie  i le lo 
«ee and to act upon this truth. If the Ileiiioer.itic 
party would cease to make the .South so. id with 
frauds or Lbot-Kuns. vniil there Is freedom of 
opinion and of political action at the South, 
 urlheru meu who have any regard fur their own 
intiTesLs or t^.e interests of -the country do not 
wish to see 'the South in tho saddle agaia. ' " 
■ Heretofore we have bctu taught to be- 
lieve by the Tribune aud its followers 
(who, bi ing farthest away from the South, 
know most a', out it) that the "colored Re- 
publicans" of that section arc the victims 
of polilictil persecution; that the Soulh- 
eruers are divided iulo two races of 
people— negroes and bulldozers— and that 
all the whiles whose politics do not hap- 
pen lo be of the Republican stripe belong 
lo the bulldozers. But this is not so any 
more. The "plain people" of the South, 
"the great mnjorily of wbite voters." 
the Tribune informs us, are also dis- 
franchised by "a few *men iu 
each di.strici." The "great majority ot 
the whites" are nut such a bad lot after all I 
Wc arc not cut-ll roats and lynchers aud 
Kuklux aud ballot stullers! We arc a 
good "plain people" who want "sound 
banks aud honest money," aud "vnio are 
not hostile to the principles of home pio- 
Icctioii." but we are bullied into voting for 
men whose views we abhor; with a rope 
Rroiiiid our neck or a shot-gun ;it our rear, 
wc arc driven to tiie polls aud forced to 
violate our most cherished principles by 
voting for a reiluction of the duly on tin- 
ned tacks and cardamoa seed. Wc 
arc even compelled to declare iu favor of 
free hemp and fn-e shot-guns, aud so 
there is absolutely no prophesying whcu 
our slavery will cease. 

And nojv, as the Tribune has let tho 
secret out and explained how these roiigb- 
liiiiiig icveuue refonuers lilted them- 
selves into "the saddle" over our shoul- 
ders, perhaps it will also explain why it 
aad its ilk are couslantly dcclanng the 
preseut House w as not elected on a tariff 
issue at all. 

We are grateful to the Trilnine (or call, 
ing the aiteution of the world lo our pitia- 
ble slaver)*, aud. to prove it, we would sug- 
gest that it iiad better be cautious how it 
makes such sweeping reductions in the 
ranks of the Southern bulldozers. Where 
it formerly numbered them by the thoii- 
samls. it now lieclures that there arc but a 
"few in each districi," and, if the reduc- 
tion IS lo continue, why it will not he long 
before those few will disappear and knvc 
US all in the ridiculous , position of being 
bulldozed without huviug any one to bull- 
doze us; and then — the saiuts forbid! — 
there will be nothing left lor us but to be 
used up by Gilbeut and Scli-ivan in a 
comic o|iera. 

But. ilieu, we don't know how to take 
the Tribune. While in the eililorial ipio- 
ted it decl;ir»!s lliut we are a good, piaui. 
well-meaning people, whose gical est fault 
is our peaceful subnussiiui lo a few iiuil- 
dozers, in the very uext column, ami just 
beside these assurances, there is another 
editorial, in which we are called "Bourbon 
slave-drivers." "lynchers," "mobs," etc. 
Here are some of the nice things it says 
about '.is: 

"Is it pretendeil that the whit"»s down South 
can not dei ciitl upon thecourta? Are the neKi'oea 
•riranlzed ia secret aocletios to prevent tlie ad- 



vii'n th"!-. oivn rifAli 



go ill fopi.-tt.tpit terror and aiiprelieiiMoii. and i-t 
their pr.'l»i-ii^ity to lawle^^sness the ertect of their 
tears! We do i . i : • r.'ss will 

aiisv, cr any o ;iative. 
luJi-etl. It u t.-: rh.-rn 
wi.iies are not at ail -il. aul o; ti.i 
But wf.y. tiiea. do they so 

t ' ' • t i\ ! Is It bee also i 

' to admit the equalitj ot to. (..l- 
:■^■ tli.- law; b« cans© in ttieir hearts 
li.i . i.L: at race a.s Inferior: Ijecaust* thev 
are resolved to impress upoD the Dei;r6 iiiind ih • 
tact that liilling a while man is very dilTw eia 
Ir.-m kiMinE a net'ro? W e are afraid that iliiw ex- 
phinaiion of boiilheni lyneluiiss is far more 
p lui^ihlo and prob.ille than the other. The 
truth seems to be that llierv are still many 
SoutJiorn white men who refii.-^e to accept the 
new r-.gime, and who, are resolrej lo keep the 
colored race In subjection, despite all the laws 
latd all tlio constitutional amendments the rest 
of the country can proinulcrate. And these peo- 
ple favorlyiiehiuif becauf^. they think it a crmd 
way It) m;il,r rli.. ii.'t;io reali/.e that heis, after 
all. an i' ..and tlial he must not ex- 

prvtt.  : '- 'ijov the eame privileges 

aad ill!.. . ^ former owners." 

-Vuil . so here wo arc, back again ia a 
jilTy, as bad as we ever were, anil it is 
li ,r lly worlh while, in such a state of 
things, to puzzle our brains as to what wc 
are, anyhuw, when those W'ho kuow more 
about us than auyliody else gel mixed up 
in this fasliiuu on ihe subject. 

Hut confusion is only worse confounded 
w =■ n ill the same bundle of pa|)ers with 
the Tribune comes the Tribune's co laborer 
and co-authority in this matlci, the Com- 
mi retell Gazelle, with nearly two columns 
of editorial so diHereiil from the usual de- 
liverances of itself auilthe 7V'4/("c that it 
only plunges us deeper into the labyrinth 
of doubt. It positively admiis that crime 
is general and not contineti to the South. 
IliJeclarcs lhat: 

"The increase of atrocious crimes is aopalilng, 
especially of murdt-r and rape, and of this in its 
most remarkaole det;r«^e. that of children. The 
increase of brutal crimes is far greater than o? 
popalut.on. This is peculiar to the Viiited 
States, for ciiiniual statistics of Great Britain 
show no sucn growing rjtlo. Tublic waiters 
cudgel their brains to account for it. and their 
causes and remedies are feeble-minded in unllt- 
ness. But there ia a cause, and it stares ail in 
tho face, but they will not see it. ♦ • • • 

'*Tiie practice of our courts inca -e^nf crcat 
crimes has slr-ini^letl ttie law. 'It - ■ 
become insirunieiitaliiies to pi. - 
The more horrible Ihe crime, t a 
conviction. Tue public have no coiihaence that 
a murderer will be punished by tlie court. They 
have no respect for the administration of law. 
Why should criminals have any fear of it? 

"Tlie only real administration of justice In 
atrocious crimes Is by Jud^'e Lynch. Whyshould 
it not execute justice when the courts hnvo 
strangled the I-iw? In a primitive state of so- 
ciety .t adulnlslei-s justice in this direct and im- 
in.-diale way. the whole c-miinHiiity cclin^. 
When the society becomes so large that the ac- 
tion of the whole U impracticable, it delegates 
Ihia work lo reKUIur ofttcers. When the e have 
brolteu down tlie law. w hy should not tho com- 
munity resume its riclils* Wh^-n a criminal is 
laiten rt-d-haiided. andli promptly cxeent.d. the 
end of the law is achieved. Wiiea the captors 
han-l him over to the ofllcers. they have no as- 
surance Uiat t;ie law will be executed. 

"Lao rational beings ask any bet er reason for 
the iucreaso ot brut d criaie-s than tae notorious 
(act that our .* - I of law proti*cts the 

criminals! l -rlhut little girls on 

their way froiL; . ■ L-nticed or carried by 

big ruliians huu dous or lon-aly bollotna and rav- 
lehed when the courts uurse Ihem and outlaw all 
that demand tlieir puiiisuiiieat! Can they non- 
der that ia thi-t city iiumaii life is so cheap anti 
tiic law so f.tr frotn t( rioi- that cni|.loyes in a 
livery - - : : a 

with t 

hiai ill - --- 

lit;ht. lo t ^ ' itas m ui^ iiuL Kti, to 

.^pend in me. Can they wonder 

taut, wlieu t... . ,11 , .i:l- u of law has abol- 
ished justice, the coiiHuiiiiily siiould ha-.e In- 
creasing respect for that spoiitHneous court of 
the neighbors, whose justice is prompt and 
sure!" 

Well, well, what's the use of Iryiug to 
unravel Ihings for these wise doctors? 
After all, GiLnKKT and Sllliv.^N mighl 
go further and fate worse in selecting Iheir 
tomic opeia material. 

TEOi our YOUa RiMEDY. 

"While adiiiittinK the freu teO-.v of crime, 
as lamentable as It is true, bota iu Itie South and 
North, we added that there was not so mn -'h six- 
nificaiii - fli ;; ■•■A mur- 

der III i seJ by 

the p. rib."— 

This is one of those haif-truibs, referred 
to by the parson iu Tex.nyso.n's (locni, 
which nre more hurtful atni hanler to ligm 
thdu fulseliood pure and simple; though 
iho as.scrlion lhat murder, political or 
oiliorwise, is "sustained and indorsed by 
the people of Ihe South," rests oa no other 
fouud.itiun than the fancied parly interest 
and narrow party spirit of those who 
make it. 

If it were true, it would iudicate iha), 
the men Jiiid women of the South are 
essentially different fiom the men and 
women of the Norlb, and it woiihl cull for 
roiiiciil and slriugvut nicusuies of repres- 
sii-.n and reliL-f. It would justify a soii.l 
North. It would sustain the Government 
of a solid Norlh in a new roconslruclion of 
the South and a policy of recnuslruction 
more resolute ami vigorous than the last. 
If the editor of ihe CvinhiercUd Gaztlte be- 
lieves in what be says, his remedy should 
be as absolute as his words; for eveu he can 
uol hope lhat there is sufllcient power, or 
saving grace euough, iu his iuveetive to 
reach the inurduroua classes of the South 
and reform them. 

Revolutions are rarely quelled by rose- 
water, says the Spanish ailage. No ofteocr 
is murder put down by denuuciaiion. If 
our neighbor, who persists in luiiig ex- 
cited, has au objective point, he bus a rem- 
edy. Let him produce Ihis and give some 
better proof of a cluiin to public nttculiou 
and coulidciice than may lie found in u 
conceiled h;!rtliliood and indiscrimination 
of slatcQiciit and au adiuillvd genius for 
tibuae. 



The graphic and well. written rrpoit of 
IheNew Vear's reception ut Washington by 
President AiiTiiL'it and Speaker Caklisi.i.: 
was prepared and sent by the CofniKii- 
Joi RNAi.'s special correspondents, "Fay " 
aud ".Miss Grundy." No paper in Ihe 
country prt^enled its readers with a better 
or more complete anil comprehensive work 
of the kind; 

"Henry WATrEitso.v has got his party on 
to the hi-'h horse of free trade. And the horse 
and tlie rider are oouud to be overthrown." — (Cin- 
cjrtita/i C owiiiejciol Gazette. 

That is perhaps ihe reason why you are 
dodging the issue and iryiug lo supplant il 
by (ira.gging nul of the old clos' basket the 
uuclcau aud worn-out and "bloody shirt." 



lUla M.tH THAT. 

M. n. 

Much meditation 

On loedicntion 
Made bliii a doctor Kieat. 

.\nd thus iu season 
' Hlffnii.;hly reason 
Brought vicluils to bis plate. 

r d, 

They , ■■ way- 

Au 1 ail loe . haueis 
And uiidi irak rs 
Were giad he'd come lo stay. 



We have loiivcrlcd the ..New York Sun 
to free trade in lumber. Don't you be 
ulaniied, boys! We'll fcU.-li the old sin- 
ner ihiough all right yell There is alwtiys 
hope for G rc'ce. 

BitoTiiKU CoLVAit, what's Iho price o' 
pork — no, wc mean pig'; 

niioTiiER 1)an.\, whtit haa bccxiiue of 
lhat HoLMAN boom? 



liiiOTiiKii Halstkad, how's your old 
bloody bhii'l? 



Gf.nti F..\tEN who owe moitcy will now 
receive cabs. 

Bi :KrHi':R gave his callers no wine on 
Kew Year's day, 

A NEW tail is lo be put on each of Iho 
two lions of Calvert street, Baltimore. 

,\ liARoN iu Corpus C'risli has a danclug 
anaconda. Perhaps Tennyson will get one. 

TuK swallow tail coat takes i's name 
from the swallows — the swallows of Jan. 1. 

JIiis. Texnvson writes all the Baron's 
letters. Alfi-ed doesn't seem to mind post- 
ecripta. 

Till-; Winchester doctor appears to be- 
lieve in homeopathy in everylhing but mat- 
rimony. 

A PiioNn.NT.XT Republican politician of 
New York is known as "Wbipping.post 
RofJsevbll. ' * * 

TiMK flies fast lo bring great days. New 
Year's ia searceiy over before groundhog 
day is upon us. 

Rociiiii ORI S son has come buck from 
Africa without any hair. Ho did not mar- 
ry, but was seizu l by a fever. 

Tue Sultan is said lo be iu dread of as- 
sassination. How would he feel if ho were 
rre.ddeut of the United States? 

LuTTHns wcie at one tir-'' "d to 

"St. LouU, near Alton, lo. ' Louis' 
feet have grown a good deal since then. 

When iho New Year kissed the Old 
Year good-bye in Flstbuth, oil nature put 
OD a happy, General Sherman appearance. 

"Old P.^thkr Time cuts another cou- 
pon to-night, " is James Gordon Bennett's 
happy w-ay of announcing Xew Y' ear's Eve. 

.\N Indianapolis man is writing "Three 
Nights on a Roof." With Indianapolis au- 
thors there seems always to be room ot the 
top. 

A Gotham artist advertises that he can 
p»rfeclly conceal red noses. Most of the 
Gotbatnites conceal their red noses in a tum- 
bler. 

C'oi,. Ssow is the owner of a Canadian 
railroad. It appears ti nt there is ono Cana- 
dian railroad that doesn't have to remove the 
Snow, 

TiiKRE is one firm thai is not publishing 
any dissolution cord f«»r the now year. It is 
the old ond weU-kuown tiriu of W hisky & 
Tobacco. 

A New York umbrella dealer has found 
it necessai-y to laliel hts rac'i of sample um- 
brellas, "These are shams and not worth 
stealing." 

The Indianapolis J««rHa/ wants to senil 
the Salvation army to the Mormons. The 
Journal has a much grater head than Mr. 
Edmunds. 

Mu. Vii.LARD. having h( pn in early life 
a newspaper reporter, already knew how to 
handle large suiiiswiien he went into the rail- 
road business. 

The business failures during the p.tst 
year are very large, but it is stife to predict 
that many ot them will live to fail again.— 

[.\etc Yorl: Jnin-yiri!. 

A C.v! 1 has taught her horse 

tokueeii . . 3 wants to mount.  'o 

girl, howcvi'i-. 13 uappy until she has taught 
a young man to kneel. 

The New Y'ork Tribune says thai 1883 
has been a year of uriivorsal dt.-itrust. It was 
tlie 'IriOtine's party that was distnistod in 
ISbli aboiit as macb as anything. 

"Dig graves for oM follies and errors." 
says Ella Wheeler. That's the way to do, 
dear Ella; but where ran you get enough 
cemetery room for all tboee corpses? 

BauNI'M's efforts to have his will made 
so that it cun not be broken, are commend- 
ulile, but rhtiieas Ifttle dreams of the re- 
sources of tlistant relatives in a case of rich 
dead man. 

EvEiiv day's dispatches bring informa- 
tion of tho acceptance of lower wai;es in one or 
inoro inanafacluring establishments.— l^Jew 
Y'ork ii-ibutie.'] -'Ihat's tho way piutectlon 
prot' cts. Is itf 

, Nine children wer9 left behind in the 
latest Ohio elopement. It would have been 
much bettor if the male party to this elope- 
ment bad made bis escape just before ha be- 
came u bridegroom. 

Let all the paragrnph"rs unite to praise 
the .South Carolina Legislature, whose ses- 
sion lasted only four weeks. If South Caro- 
lina does not g^t wealthy immigrants now, 
she will never gi.-t them. 

A JURY of Newnrii chumps convicted 
' oM 111: , ■ : a bad boy who 

o'. forty times, but 

8o\ cs' mind il un- 

souno, uud he r.itiy l j s.tved. 

The St. Louis Toxt-D  patrh, Repiiblicsn 
newspapers having iie;.,-lectod to do it, calls 
attention to the Ivnchio.^ of negr( es in Lawr- 
reuco, Kausa-. ' * ':■ its bigoted od- 

heronce to the i arty." 

For "Haltii:. . i ' iu Wednesday's 
paper, read "CaUimoro wives." The type- 
suttcr had a good deal of beer aboard, but 
he was not too full to strike the only word 
by which he could extract the point. 

Tiiii mnddcsl man over yesterday morn- 
ing's conflagration was the one who, sup- 
P'.isiug the li.^bt to l « that uf the rising sun, 
got up in toe colil and built a firo, only to 
tbid that thu time was les^tban 3 o'clock. 

A Pen.nsvlvania lady is said to have 
died from a blow administered by her step- 
daughter. Nothing is more sad than tho 
SDectacle of the head of o family lai i low by 
some young p«rs  n not exactly its own child. 

aVN Englishman h is patented a device 
by which the front. wheats of two bicycles 
may be so joined us to permit the machines 
to bo driven tandem by two riders, 'f no at- 
mosphere ia in a very chilly condition when 
some Englishman isn't trying to do good. 

A.N old woman w^o vv.is mysteriously 
murdered last week neor Toronto, Canada, 
was in the habit for many years past of car- 
rying ^2,0U0 iu gold ill ba^s suscended 
around her neck. She probably thought 
the Coroner would identify her easier than 
a banker cuul.l do it. 

The "students" of some of our leading 
colleges are said to be in a state of wild 
anxiety lest the faculties shall interfere iu 
some way with the playing of base ball. 
No liiiig could be wor-^o for a really enter- 
prUiiig "student" than having to leave col- 
lege with only part of an oducatton. 

TuE contradiction of the rumor that 
Mary Amlei'son was to marry the English 
Duke of Forlland suggests the tjuery, did 
any ono ever hear of any Eu'.;lish vvounin of 
ilistiiiclion marrying au .\niurican uiauf — 
Indianapolis ,Veic.5.] Why, j-es; the Baron- 
ess Btirdett-Coutts took Mr. Bartlett olt our 
hands. 

An ancient and pleasant custom is that 
of "ringing tho old year out and the new 
year iu," which has occupied tho bell-ring- 
ers of Ohl Trinity ever since the church- 
steeple held a chime of l eils. Latterly the 
rowdies ond roughs who infest the lower part 



of the city have as--embled in the streets 
around tlie church, and have made night hid- 
eous by the braying and hooting of tia- 
borns. The mu.ic of tha bells lhat drifted iu 
other days out into the frosty midnight air 
has l een drowned by the din and clamor of 
theruthunsiu the street below.— [.Vciv York 
'i imes. 

domIsi-icTnkelTcity 



The AUrgnt rauKr hen Hvg to thtt Irayie 
Heath of MorriM H. Marry at 



BY A BULLET THROUGH THE BRilN. 



AN APPALLING ACCIDENT. 



A Collision of Trains On the Grand 
Truuk Railroad, Nuar To- 
ronto, Canada. 



KesuUs in the I eath of TiroDtj-two 

Per^onft aud the Terrible In- 
jur}' of Maiij Others. 



[Special to the Courier-Journ U.\ 

Atlanta. Ga., Jrh. 2.— This morniud^ 
about 3 o'clock tbe roport of a ptstol was 
heard In room No. 14 at tbe luarkbani 
House, and when the nigbc clein went up to 
ascertain tho cau-^e ho found Morris H. 
Marcy strstched on the floor in a pool of 
blood and £a: ping his last brealb. Mr. 
Marey wasaiesident of Hartford, Conn., 
and U a trnvuliuj;-saiesmao fur tb« sboe firm 
of Marey Bros. & Co., of that city. Ho 
caiue lo Atlanta about four days ago and 
took (|tjarters at the Markham House. Since 
bis arrival in tbe city he has 8;*enl most of 
bis time among his friends in tbo tiboe trado 
bere, to whom he gave every evidence oC 
uicutal duraiigeinent.' He seemed sreatly 
depressed over &oiue existing domestic 
trouble— »o much so as to cauue 
imagination of various improbable 
tilings and bring about tbe act of self-de- 
Etrjction. He has a wife and two small 
children in Hartford. Heis also a brotber 
of tiio State Treasui-er of Connecticut aud 
is connected liotU by birth and marriage 
with »oui« of the best fimiiios of tbai State. 
It is &aid ho was not addicted to tbe use of 
liquor and had not been under \is influence 
since he came to Atlanta. In making tba 
fatal bbot tho muzzle ot tbe pistol was placed 
iu his mouth aud tbe^tMili raugtd upward 
and loilged in tne brain, priMlunng instant 
death. Duiini; bis slay in Atlaata Mr. 
Marcy has spoken fruely of his troubles to 
luiimate acquaintances, and Irom his con- 
Teii»atiun it wasilearned that he bad sepa- 
rated from bis wife oigbt months ago, 
be taking one oi the children uud leaTiuj; 
ber tUe other. For several days he uas been 
the victim of harassing dcdusiuns. fearing, at 
times, tbiithe was bounded down by detec- 
tives nnd feeling aiaruied lest bis bouse 
shuuidbuflfer 1 y »ume act ot bis. A brother 
of the deceased is momentarily ex( ected to 
arrive in the ciiy. On tbe ifei-»on of tbe 
deceased was found a batidsome gold watcfa, 
$75 in money and several private leUera, 
but no papers touching tue cauiio of the sui- 
cide. 

CVi HJS tHROAI. 

Georye Bn(«oni, Atli-r t^pcndine ^rw Vear'v 
Day IU PlfA't.ini Cunipany aoil frMearlns Off, 
Kill* llliijwir. 

ItSi^rciat to the Courier-Jourtwl.l 

J^Ew York, Jan. 2.— George Butsom, 
ageil twenty-eigbt years, salL^.siiian for a 
Maiden-lane firm of dcalei-s in babies' sup- 
plies, committed suit'ide at midnignt by cut- 
ting bis throat. He was the only sou of a 
widowed mother, who occui'ies tbe position 
of forewoman in a Broadway furnishing 
store. Mother aud Sun lived to- 
gether on the second floor of the 
tenement 210 Eaat Thirty-fifth street. 
Rntsoin, who bad bvon to some extent a 
drinking man» had resolved to let strong 
drinks alone in the new year, and commun- 
icated bis resolution to soma fnonds at tbe 
house of Mrs. Hubecca Young, of (i-lVi Second 
avenue, witb whom he spent New Year's day 
pleasantly. Late at night be started to see 
a Miss Smith, who was one of tbe company, 
to her boiue in Tbirty-ninth street, and then 
went ho;Qe. His bedroom is hebiiid 
bis inotbor's, which looks out upon tho 
street. Everybody in tho hou{ o had rctirtd, 
when scream upon scream from Mrs. But- 
som's room roused the tonaats and tho 
neighbors. She had thrown open the win- 
dow and lier terrified shrieks filted thtr street. 
The neigiibors who crowded in found George 
Butsoui on tbe floor in bis nieht-clothes, 
with hU throat cut from ear to ear. 
The mother, roused from ber fclt ep by a 
»Iigbt noise, bail found bun covered with 
Wood by hor hed«ii(le, endfiavoring to opm 
ttie wiuiiuw. His strength failed him, how- 
ever, and he felt in a heap on the floor. 
Blood tracks from bbi room showed that he 
had cut bis throat there and gone to tbe front 
window to throw himself out. In a few 
minute he expired. Butsom bad complained 
of H' . tiid inability to bleep, ami 

Jiad . licino to s JOiba Ids uervei. 

It is ; .1 iiL bo woA iii:^an'3 wbuii he 

killed bimsoif. No reasonable cau^^ can tte 
assigned for the act. That be bad not con- 
templated suicide is sUown by his cheerful 
babaviur yesterday, and tbe fact that be had 
arranged to go to tbe theater with a friend 
to-nigiit. 

THIS SIORSX Ai.V«'3 rLSTIVAS^, 

Porthtna of Indiana, lliinoln, Wraconain and 
 ticlil|;Qn VUUed by a H rA y l-'.tll of 8now. 

Cqicaqo, Jan. 2. — The Inter-Ocean specials 
report a severe, driving and drifting snow- 
storm, witb low temperature, throughout 
portions of V/isconsin, illcbigan. Indiana 
and HIinois. Ko snow has fallen here, but 
tlie tdjnt erature has been going down ever 
siuce aoou. 

AT BCFrALO, V. Y. 

Buffalo, Jan. 2.— .-V severe .storm, ac- 
companied by snow, has laged nearly all 
day. The wind has been blowing nearly nil 
duy at the rate of from 45 to 55 mile^ 
ait hour. Trains are somewhat delayed. 

IV CANADA.. 

Qt'EDKc. Jan. 2. — The snow storm which 
sot in yesterday morning has in'Tenst^d in 
viol« noe until tbe present time. Tbe railroads 
are all bl 'cke l. 

A M'inti-eil dispa! :h says: There is no 
change in tho state of the river since yester- 
day. Tuere was a heavy fall of snow last, 
nigbt. . 

30 lUH: I.EinSLA'HTltE. 



A Vivid Decoription of tbe Sickening 
and HorribU Scenes at 
the Wreck. 



The Casualty Occasioned By the Care- 
lessness of a Conductor, Who 
Has Been Arrested. 



OTHER FATAL WRECKS. 



O, stolons n-»w iu Frankfort town; 
0. 3'e who wear Iho civic crown. 
Who belli within yourselves ti,e key 
To our fair State's prosperity I 

Th'Te riiQs a tale in ancient rliyrae, 
How twflve men once upon a tiujo— 
W hat inucU^r where, whnt niattHrwfaen, 
They were iwelvt? tried and trusted men— 

■•'«Tolco; 
:iiinou choice 
-late 

Aiid L-vvry ii'ouuJl' ui uitrale. 

The IfttiJ w.Txed U\t \\ Itli hop^ and pride; 



.le: 



Each had a bill lhat would command 
A leuetbcned peace "^'er all the laud. 
Edcti had a fcUeinu, each led a cause 
Ajfaiust the error uf the laws. 

One spoke for full and free divorce, 
Anoih*T mde a Uobl y horse 
About the need of '-■ommi)D school* 
To sliarpen up the w its of fools. 
One honle l aboui ihe heavy tax; 
Anothi*r cround Jiis neii^iihor's ai. 
A third t-ilk-il long forturopil^. s 
I loui bill B corn p Itch to i;i\*taer Ike's. 

No two iiRrpe-l on any plan; 
They st.fiii. .l to hold that evpry man 
Should howl a little for himself— 
It helped aJonfC the per dieni pelf. 

Tor (1   ■ ■■■It on 

Unti. ■ 1 
A nia . ■ 

Fell ou ihL-st: wiso int-n tried aud tr lie 

And took them to the fT-ilHodna— 
The story niii«! that srill is he 'n 
Oil ttpikuK atHive tho fity'sgiite 
The heads Di tuose who tempted fate. 



TOR'JXTO. Jan. 2.— One 8^ the most fright- 
ful railway accidents that ever occurred in 
Canada took place this morning at 6:55 
o'clock. Ai out fifteen miuutes previous tbo 
suburban train, consisting of a dummy en- 
gine and two cars, on tbe Great Western 
division of the Grand Trunk, left Union sta- 
tion, having ou board about sixty passen- 
gers, chtefiy en;ployes of the Boland Iron- 
works at Humber, residing in the city, wbo 
were going to t.jeir work. Each was iiappit-r 
than the other, and, although the weather 
w^as severely ccld and a gulo blowing snow 
against tbe car windows, tue merry crowd 
did not beed it as they toid how tbey spent 
the ifew Year. On rounding the sharp 
curve, just before reaching tbe t olt-work8, 
the engineer saw a freight train coming 
thundering down tbe grade toward him. Ho 
reversed the engine, blew a wainiag, and 
with the fireman, jumped for his life. The 
conductor heard the warning, aud shouting, 
*'jump, boys, for your lives!" sprang into 
tbe snow. In a second more tbero was 

A TERRIFIC CRASn. 

The engine of the freight train knocked 
the boder of tbe dummy through the firet 
car, crushing the unfortunate i)a»senKer8 in 
every direction and pinning many lo the 
floor. The impetus was sogreal that the en- 
gine actually mounted tbe truck of the dum- 
my, which kept the rails aud remained on a 
Imlance. The engineer of the freight train, 
wuen be saw a collb^ion was inevitable, 
sprang from his engine, but ThomtLs, the fire- 
man, was killed inbtsutly. To add to the 
horror of tbe scene, the boiler of the 
dummy exploded, and tbe steam 
and boiling wat^r carried death and 
temble injuries to the mangled 
and bleeding men. Then a fire, as if mad- 
dened at tha otber agencies clutching so 
many victims, brokeoutand completed tbe 
sickening worK of destruction. Shrieks, 
groans and heart-rending cries for help 
from the agonized sufferers rent the air. 
Several poor fellows, sufTering untold agonies 
with th'.'ir limbs and bodies burnt to a criKp, 
piteoudy im] lored those near them to pour 
water upr»n ilifir scalded Umbs or put an end 
to their sufit'enng. 

STRO.NG MEN LOOKED 0:» APPALLED, 

and many an eye dim with tears. With 
every possible phase of disfis;uremf nt to be 
seen, liiubs cut. bruised, mangled, half eaten 
away by fire and swollen to enormous size 
by bteam and water, no possible horror was 
left lo ti.o imagination, ^o more awful 
scene could be witnessed. The first passen- 
ger car was a terrible wreck, and several 
honrs eiaI -^e(l before the poor fellows buried 
beneath the debris were extricated. A 
relief party of thirty or forty men 
was soon on tbe scene, and at onco 
set to work, sJowlv and tenderly, to rescue 
the sufTorers, and about 10 o'clock a car-load 
of dead and injured were on the way to tho 
city. 0:i ».i\ing at the Union station an 
ambulaii' station wagon, and several 

calfsand bu-;-*'? were in waiting. A large 
crowd hid gnthered, and one after another 
ot tiie dead and woimdel were carrierl from 
the car to the conveyances. Many turned 
sick at the sdsrlit. Tba wounded men bore 
theirs ' vth fortitude and patience, 

a few tut? only indication of 

their ill. 

THK hC'Ni5 AT THE MOROrK 

beggars desnii/aju. Iht^re are 15 bodies 
laid i»ide by side in rows in the room, 
ilothers, sibters, fathers and brothers are to 
1' - ' -Mi:: from body to body, and with 
;!; ls hftmg tbe coverlet to gaze 
I. of the dead. Now and again 

a cry ol uugui^h tells too plainly of tbo dis- 
covery of some dear one carried otf m tbe 
prime of manhood. 

At the hoxpit.^1, on the arrival of the 
wouuded, the doctors iuunediately set to 
work sewing up tbe wounds, and did all in 
tbeu' I'uwer to alleviate the sufferings of the 
unfortunate men. Ono man, John Howlott, 
diud shortly after bis arrival at the hospital. 
AVoeu found among tbe debris he spoke 
che^'t luli}', and Odked to be allowed to walk. 
On louking down he cried, "Oh, Ciod, my 
legs are off I'* And so they were; burned olf. 

Coroner Lynd impaneled a jury, who 
viewed the bodies and then adjourned till 'J, 
o'cl«.»ck, when tij^y again met. tSome evi- 
d ^nce w-a:j ta^en aud a further adjournment 
made. 

Barber, conductor of tbo freight train, 
was imnfediately placed under arrts^t. He 
admitted ibat be got orders at Hrimiilou to 
run to Q'.iecir.s wharf, avoiding all regular 
trains. He looked at tho time-table, but 
forgoc thu suburban train on tho list of reg- 
ular trams; beuce the accident. Public sym- 
pathy is thoroughly aroused for tbe unfor- 
tunal-^ widows aud children. Alrea*iy sub- 
scrip:ion lists havo L^euu s;arted Und offers 
of enteixainments made to provide funds. 
Several families of the men killed are in 
poor circumstances. 

TUE DEAD. 

Following 15 a list of those who wer-s 
instantly killed; 

Charles Tuomas, fireman of the freight 
train. 

U. Aggett, loaves a wife and child. 
JosLPH KEKrKii, leaves a wife and two 
children. 

C. SroBS, single — was to be married to- 
night. 

R. MrLLlGAN, leaves a wifo and child. 
J. Kaunaoban, leaves a wife and family. 
Ai.iiXAXDKH CAiiRUTHERa, leave a wite 
aud larL''- family. 
j_ \^ . i a wife and Ave children. 

Josi -D. smgle. 

'1 ■ . , . . -,. 
Thomas BuiiNS, single. 

G. yv.v^ - 'fi". '^i'lgle. 
G. 

Jo.. -  ingl6. 

I'HAi.i i ' ■ \.\.\, a boy aged 14. 
Seven have died at the hospital, as follows: 
John Uuwlktt, leaves a wife and child. 
John Ly.vcu. leavesa j*^fe and family. 
Eddie Robi.nson, a boy. 
Sam Bailey, a widower, but leaves a 
family. 

H. C. KERMA?ff, leaves a wifo and a child 
only three days* old. 

FitJ::D Bi Tuuo\D, single. 



Hron CrrcxiGiiAM, leaves a wife and 
three children. 

Three others are not expected to live 
through tho night. 

THE INJVnED. 

The severely injured are: 

W. Rogers. 

Pathick Norto:?. 

Matthew Walker. 

Patrick Cavanagh. 

Tbe following are slightly injured; 

W: KlTSOERALD. 
lilCHARD CaRHUTUEBS. 

Michael Kf.lly. 

Charlks McDonald. 

Jakes Kelly. 

Alexander Banes. 

JoH.N Aggett. 

John Corrioaw. 

Victor Oikeau. 

Thomas McDonald. 

Tbe two Moxtgomert brother*. 

Ttie damage to roUing stock is 120.000 
Manager Hicksou. of the Grand Trunk, im^ 
mediately wired W'ragge, local manager, to 
give evel-j care and attention to the 
wouuded. ^ 

A FATAL lUVEll ACCIDENT. 



Ttpo Totrhonte Colttde ITith a Loek.pt^r 
JSenr t'ittaburffh, Oueof Thent Mnk' 
iHff, logether With Heverat ^'lats. 



rOOR LIVES UNDODBTEDLY LOBT. 



Pittsburgh, Jan. 2.— An accident oc- 
curred at Davis Island dam, nine miles from 
this city, at 2 o'clock this morning, by 
wnich one man is known to have lost his 
life, while three others probably perished, as 
they are still miasms. Shortly after mid- 
night lowboats, tho J. N. Burton aud John 
T. Case, left the city with tows for 
lower ports. Their progrms was slow, 
owing to the ice and strong current. When 
pavi^t inland was reached the boats lost con- 
trol of their tows aud swung again&t the 
south pier. Three coal boats sunk at once. 
The Cake drifted to tbe head of Neville 
island, where she ludged. Tbe Burton was 
not t o furtunate. Tbe shock of tbe collision 
throw the fire from under ber boilers, and iu 
two minutes t-he was burniug in a dozen 
places. A scene or tbe inmost confusion fol- 
lowed. The crew, numbunog HO men, be- 
came panic-stricken and several jumped 
overboard. Midway between the dam and 
Ntivdid island the boat carraned and went 
down in shallow water. Tue Case, not hav- 
ing b-eu injured, put out a yawl and suc- 
ceeded in picking up 16 of the 
Burton's crew. The otber four are 
missing. Shortly afterward the body 
of Kiiginevr Underwood was picked up. It 
is possible the three still missing may havo 
managed to make the shore. Tb^-ir names 
are  rauk Young and Alvis Bi-viugton, 
deckhands, and Gustavus AltenhaufT. cook, 
all young and unmarried. Engineer Under- 
wood ieaves a wife and five cniluren. The 
steamer Burtou is a total loss. She was 
owned by G. Walton & Co., of this city, 
and valued at £25,000. The luaded coal 
boats sunk are valued at $25,000, making a 
total loss of 850,000. No insurance. 

The accident ia attributed to the neglect 
to have Ine Govsrniuent signals lighted, 
tiigoals are required ou the lock walls and 
dain. If this precaution had not been 
neglected tbe piiots would have had no 
dilhculty in holding their tows between the 
lights. When the Burton arrived witbm 
tbe usual distance of tbe dam at which tha 
lights are supposed to be visible hsr look- 
out was uuable to distinguish more than ona 
line, which was discovered afterward to be 
OD the lock well. It was then too late to tie 
up or oven to prevent the tow from drifting, 
such was the force of the ict, capped hy the 
current, and tbe boats wt»nc crashing again^tt 
the pier. As nothmg has been beard from 
tbe missing men it is-sup[ osed they perished. . 

Tbe men who went down with the steamer 
J, N. burtou this morning are siill missing 
at a late hour to-night, aud the b^pe that 
they were rescued bas been abandoned. Two 
left the wreck on a log, and are supposed to 
have fallen of. 



BUlSiyESS JHOOHLES. 

Good! Sold lu ReU Bro«. die Co.. Ihe Failed 
(incinnBil Alcrchoiita, by Armour tfc Co. , 
Clilco{;o, Ki-pievird. 

CiNCiXNAri, Jan. 2.— Soventy-five cases 
of canned beef sold to Rets Bros. & Co., 
Nov. 26 yast, by ^Armour & Co., Chicago, 
have been replevied from tbe assignees of 
Reis Bros. & Co., upon the ground th^ sale 
was induced by the fraduleut acLs of ReU 
Bros & Co. The firm repudiates tbe charge 
of fraud and has, through lUattomeys, Hoad- 
ley, Johnston & CoUton, instructed that suit 
be brought id Chicago against Armour & 
Co. for $50,000 damages. 

J. W. Warschauer, representing M. & 
E. Solomon, New York, was arri^sted here 
to-day for perjury, on tbe ground that he 
swore falsely to an aflidavit for the replevin 
of twelve bales of tobacco sold to Isaac Reis, 
be charging thoy were obtained by false rep- 
resentations. \Varschauer was released on 
bund until a bearing is given. 

FAILVKE at LaVACO, ARK. 

Ft. Smith, Akk., Jan. 2.— J. B. Harwood 
& Co., dealei's iu general merchandise, at 
LAvaco, this county, made an assignment 
yesterday. Liabiaties,  l*^,000;nomiual as- 
sets, *20,D00. They took mortga^jas ou 
cotton crops, and the morigagws cau-,ed tho 

failure. 

Killed By a Fail. 
[f^vecial to the Courier- Journal.\ 

Chattanooga. Tesn.. Jan. 2.— Greea 
Brown, a well known farmer in the Third 
district, while roiding a house niiv- ed bis 
footing and fell to tlie ground, sustaining in- 
juries fr: m which be died in a few hours. 
When found ho was lying near tbe house un- 
conscious, having laid there several hours. 

Uamilton & Co. , whok-sale liquor dealers, 
sold out to-day to Homy Pretts & Co. 

Tbe gram dealei's have formed a combina- 
to usoa ne^v wharf in the western end of tbo 
city, which ia reached by tbe tracks of the 
Cincinnati Southern railway. It is a free 
wharf, and is being used on account of the 
piescnt wharf tarirf on the old wharf. 

lELiLG HA i^iii *; JiK±: yi ii i:s. 



Sevkx businesa buildint^s at Carml, 
IU., burned Tuesday night. Loss uot stated. 

A Uanovkk. Germany, special saya 
Col. T:aih!'-*':e is growing weaker and is un- 
iit . oep. 

lo Congresiman Robinson, 
ret ^ 1 Governor of Massachusetts, 

will be uicc^^a on the 17:h iust. 

It is expected that Gen. Grant will visit 
Havana during January as the guest of 
Gen. Badeau, United States Consul General 
to Cuba. 

CiiAKir,^ F. Abdey. ( fell 
through tJie elevator sliait :ton 
Hotel. Now York, and was i . .:-iUy 
injured. 

Gen. Grant is rapidly recovering from 
theetfecuof the injuries sustaine*! by his 
fall." but at* vet IS unable to stand on the in- 
jured iiiiil'. 

AKu-: V-.p- 
ric of 1 . I 1'.- 

ately by : , . . , . . iioui 

tbe Dioceso oi icAos. 

Rkv K. C. Anderson, of Osbkoah. 
W^i^., has accepted the pastorate of tbe First 
Pro^bvi-i-rinu ciiun b. ot Troy, N. Y., one o 
the \v.':d iiiest churches in ihfitcity. , 

'! ■ ' r\\ Chroih 

f,-, ' lie pupers 

na:.. i","* 
m:ike-(ii  »'l iiiu ll^ .^u tdilier 

matenallv from tbe 

I ana - .. . 1 ■ . .1 • 

no W in i; uaviug been aono withw Ui* pr« - 
I sciibed time. 




o I c E And, t I o I isr a s 



117 



EDlTUlllAL CniT-cniT AND ANSWEIW TO MAM 
QIESTIONS. 

BY THE SEXIOll EDITOR. 

" Suppose a person makes applica- 
tion to a LoJge. llis peliiiou is read and re- 
ceived, a ciiminittee appointed, and thpy re- 
port favorable. Ballots ordered : spread upon 
the first. Ballots dark. Ordered again 
It proved clear. Then the W. .M. thought 
there was something wrong in that ballot. 
Onlered it to bo spread again. It proved 
dark also, and he declardl the applicant re- 
jected. The question arises, how should that 
be decided T" • 

The Master has th« right, and it is his 
duty, » see that the ballot expresses the will of 
the Lodge. There might be a good reason for 
a third b.iUot; but, not knowing what was 
the reason in the case you cite, we canno. 
give an opinion upon it, 

"The regulations of our (rr. Lodge 

' make it discretionary with the Master to ad- 
mit or reject a visitor after objection has 
been ipadc-to his admission by a brother ol 
the l odgfe. Under this rule, I denied ad- 
mission to a certain visitor, against whom 
ffi.ii g objections had been urged, being well 
assured that, for that evening at least, the 
harmony of the Lodge would be destroyed 
by his "presence in it, and preferring to e.\ 
elude a doubllul visitor lo unseating a faith- 
ful member of my own Lodge. The excluded 
brother next day demanded of me, not only the 
name of the objecting brother, but also the 
nature of his objections, which information 
1 refused to give, feeling that 1 had flo .right 
to do so. Some of the craft think my action 
tyrannical and unjust towards the visitor. 
Do you think so?" 

Right, and right manly done. Had you 
pursued the course indicated, you would 
have been unworthy the gavel — a feeble, un- 
worthy Gi.|blimite. 

When more than one black-ball has 



been cast, the Master has no good reason 
that we call conceive of, for passing the bal- 
lot the second time. 

If the committee report unfavorably, 
the Lodge m.ay at its pleasure order further 
fnv6 iiigation, and refuse to discharge the 
committee until it has been made. We re 
collect a case in which this was tiecessary : 
The committee had reported unfavorably, 
owing lo a misconception as to namet. Bui 
the necessity of referring back such a re- 
port must be exceedingly rare. 

No demitted Mason is under your jurisdic- 
tion unless he lines within it. The fact of his 
having once been a member of your Lodge, 
amounts to nothing in this case. You should 
bring charges against him, (fnd report them 
to the Lodge nearest his (jail). residence. 

Our Lodge at its last election chose 

new men for the East, West, and South 
The one in the South had never taken an 
active part in the business of the Loilge 
'• After his election he came to me expressing 
a wish to post himself thoroughly. 1 gave 
him this advice — 'read masonic papers,' and 
wliat ho could not understand I would ad- 
vise with him : and I also urged him lo give 
rae the dimes, and a good paper should be 
on hands in a short lime. He plead hard 
times at the present lime, but would give it 
to me soon. 1 saw him again last week, and 
urged the importance of his reading, as he 
was in the direct line for the chair, and now 
guess his excuse. Here it is: •Ishallnevci 
go any farther than the West, and am not 
amliilioiis for advancement!' What value 
will you put upon such a Mason? — gold. 

ilver, brass, iron, clay, wood, or " 

Say yourself. You selected him, and ini 
tiated him. What part of the great super 
structure did you intend him for ? 

We commend to the consideration 



The Governor of Delaware (Bro. William 
Burton) is Grand King of the Grand Chapter 
of that Slate. We have sat in a Lodge in 
Vermont, the Secretary of which was Lieut 
Governor of the State, and had the pleasure 
to assist in conferring the Orders of Knight 
hood upon a distinguished gentleman, at that 
time Governor of Massachusetts. 

We have so often heard the whole- 
sale statement that all the general offices iu 
the Revolutionary ranks were Masons, ex 
cept, &c., that we set about investigating 
the matter. As to Gen. .Mercer, we wrote to 
Bro. Wm. R. Clapp, of Mercer Lodge, at 
Trenton, N. J., and have his reply, as fol 
lows,; 

" In reply to your queries in regard to Gen. 
Mercer, 1 am sorry to say that I have been 
unable to aecertain whether he was a Mason 
or not. He was a Scotchman by birth, and, 
I believe, resided in Virginia; and, from the 
fact that so many of the prominent officers 
n thedlevolulionary army were meiubors ;)f 
he Order, it is not improbable that he was 
also. Our Lodge was named after him, in 
commemoration of his services, and also 
from the circumstance that our city is situ- 
ated in Mercer county." 

"Our By-laws say that a petition 

being recommended by two Master Masons, 
the Master shall thereupon appijint a colfl- 
uiittee, &c. Y'ou say that the W. M. shall 
call upon the Lodge to vote whether the pe- 
tition shall be received or not. Now, stfp- 
pose a majority of the Lodge shall vote 
gainst it, how is the W. M.'to act ? Can he 
set asiile the By -laws, ami not appoint a com 
mittee ?" 

Iti%always to ba' supposed that the By 
laws of a Lodge recognize certain general 
principles of legislation, one of which is, thai 
the Lodge is the proper judge of what busi- 
ness they will take up. No two brothers can 
force the Lodge to act upon a petition, th 
majority is opposed io it; and the,»ray to 
find out is to put the question upon the rie 
ception of the petition. 



his taking any part' in its work, until the will 
of the Grand Master becom«8 known in the 
case. 

" Would it he right to grant a de 

mit to a brother who lives within a stone 
throw of the Lodge, attends but twice :i,yc;i r. 
and disparages tlie (Jrder which he oij 
tessed dearly to love ?" 

The question must first be settled 
Grand Lodge, whether a Lodge is bom 
mit a member upon application or not ? 
then you must let your man go ; if nay, jtee|i 
him in. We vote with the nays — don't you 



of our correspondent who seeks " a striking 
and vivid contrast between vice and vir- 
tue, truth and falsbhood, the following 
lines, from an old author: 

'* The mnns fair Virtue' t peen. the raoVe fhe charms ; 
SlH', iilsin, iiiid ruy are her arlle-K ways; 
Willi tnio Br .ct, hiT eyeji louk str .i;(hl b.-thr^. 
Fur dauntiem in her mari h, her st. p f«ure. 

'* Not M) fV-iMrf— now here she turns, now there — 
Still ivrkiiii! 'Iiirner sha les, ne  ure in none, 
L "ks ollen bark, aiyl. whe.'li roun l and round, 
8mks heudlunj! in Uie dauber fhe wuuld «hun." 

To build up a happy and social 

Lodge six things are necessary: Integrity 
must be your architect; Tidiness must ar 
range your furniture and equipments; .1/ 
/«c/iurt must warm ; Cheerfulness light it ; In- 
dustry ventilate it, renewing its atmosphere 
and bringing iu fresh salubrity day by day ; 
wliile over all, as a protecting canopy and 
glory, nothing will suffice save the Jilessing 
of G»d. 

" I viould like to ask Bro. Rob 

Morris if he intends lo quote Scripture 
when he says : '.Vsk, and ye shall receive,' 
&c., &c. I wish he would look at the Gospel 
of St. Matthew, vii. 7 ; St. Luke, li. 'J." 

He has been looking at those places ever 
since he was eight years old, and has never 
found the exact words quoted. But the ex- 
pression is taken from the formula of the ma- 
sonic lectiA-es. 

Fifty years ago it was not consid- 



".\ brother is charged with unma 

sonic conduct. A committee is appointed to 
investigate and report on the sufficiency o 
said charge*, and lo recommend the accused 
10 be put upon trial on specification, 
majority of the committee does that; but one 
of the committee reports for the testimony to 
be read (as it is all down in writing), and 
the accused to be acquitted; What 1 wi^h lo 
know is what course should the Lodge pur- 
sue ? Is it the duty of the Lodge to re^t^ve 
both of these reports or not? If rs,c»;uire(i 
which is lo be acted on ?" •* 

A minority report in such a easels super- 
fluous, and ought not to he .entertained. The 
Lodge should proceed with the majority re- 
port, 

"Should the Grand Lodge rein 

» -•«*«•', u A bC^ii'I*^,); — nr In rttW«r 

words, to all his rights and privileges— an 
expelled Mason, where does it place him— 
as a demitted .Mason, or to membership in 
the Lodge from which he was expelled?" 

The former. This may be established as 
well by general usage and precedent as by 
ihe philosophy of Masonry. All the attempts 
to change this usage made within Ihe last 
five years have proved futile. The very 
terms of the charter granted to a Lodge in- 
volve the principle, while to assume that 
Grand Lo lge3 possfss a direct power over 
he rolls of membership of their Subordinate, 
is abhorrent to the spirit of Ancient York 
Masonry. 

Those who have written adversely to the 
principle here announced, and have drawn 
vivid pictures of Lodge tyranny uncorrected 
by Grand Lodge power, have failed to make 
a distinction (in itself so plain and evident 
that it is wonderful any could have over 
looked it) which we here point out. If ( 
Lodge, in violation of the Constitutional 
Regulations of the Grand Lodge, suspend or 
xpel a member, the Grand Lodge may order 
a new trial, and this order places him where 
he was before Ihe trial. This virtually rein 
stales him to membership for the time being, 
and until the Lodge can ago on and exercise 
discipline upon him justly and constitution 
ally : but no longer. If then Ihe Lodge goes 
on and pronounces sentence of suspension or 
expulsion for unmasonic conduct, in due and 
regular form, proportioning the punishment lo 
the offense, and allowing all reasonable op 
portunities to the accused to acquit himself, 
the Grand Lodge has no power lo restore sxieh a 
man to membership. 

If it can be proven that a brother 



".\t a certain time two Lodges ex- 
isted — .\. and B. B. had it3*;harter arrested 
by the G. L. of Ihe State. During slid ar | 
rest Mr. C. applied to Lodge -V., and hail! 
ihe E. A. degree conferred on him. he living! 
at the lima within the jurisdiction of Lodgel 
U. AfteMhis Lg^ge B was reinstated, and 
received its Sp^rler again. Now, it this 

tage LodgS^.i^aims the candidate, Mr. C. 

o confer tli(j*fc|o remaining degrees on him, 
and Lodge A. refuses to give him up. Who 
has the lawful right, according lo masonic 
u.s,age! to c»nfer the remaining degrees, iho 
candidate giving his preference lo Lodge 
A.?" 

The Lodge that initia'ed hin^^^^'e and 
undivided control. This fij^^H argued 
from various authorities. AirainQ't docu- 
ment written in Ihe reign of James II. (say 
about lliSU) declares: " Fifteenihly, every 
Master shall truly make an end of his work.'' 
(Code Masonic Law, p. B7 j More than 
thr* hundred years befor^ this (say 1.331)) 
tl»j^ masonic rule was: "No Master shall 
supplant another one. * * If, indeed, 
the original contractor is foilnd incapable 
and unworthy, then," &c. "But except sucl 
be clearly the case, he shall not be inter 
fered with. For surely he that commenccd| 
the undertaking, if he have proper masonici 
skill, is best able to complete it accord- j 
in| to the original plan." (Ibid., p. 3^.) 
In the Old Charges of 1723 the direction is: 
"None shall discover envy^at the prosperity 
of a brother, nor supplant him, nor put him 
out of his work, if he be capable toifi''iish the 
same; for no man can finish another's work 
so much lo Ihe lord's profit, unleis he be 
thoroughly acqiiainled with Ihe designs and 
Irafts of hiin that began it." (Ibid. p. 43 ) 
We might go on accumulating arguments, 
but doubtless these are ample. 



even pleasure wait.' on the commission of 
what is dishonorable, the pleasure is soon 
.;one, but the dishonor is eternal." 

"I take the liberly of propounding 

I question recently decided by a Master of a 
Lodge in this city. Bro. R., who had served 
■he last year as Senior beacon in our Lodge, 
ivi-i last week re-elected to the same station, 
md, being present, declined the honor be- 
:ore ho was declared elected by the Master : 
ml the Master decided that he had lo serve 
lie ensuing year, and could not decline. 
IVas the decision right?" 

Certainly a brother is not bound to fill an 
.ifficc, if he can show the Lodge that prior 
luties forbid. If, for instance, his health 
■ orbids or his business does not afj^rd him 
l easonable leisure, he may decline, Nora.an 
■should become a .Mason who is not willing to 
-hare in its burdens and responsibilities, yet 
here are seasons in the life of every Mason 
.vhen he could not cousistently perform ih 
luties of office. The brother siiould state 
lis reasons, and, if good ones, the Lodge 
ihould excuse him. 

" I see the New York Times of June 



In all regular and well governed 

Lodges the officers, especially the, NKster 
md Wardens, are installed by a special cov- 
enant, in the fiearing of the Lodge, wHiH-ein 
they solemnly engage to perform the several 
iluties devolving upon them lo Ihe best of iheii 
knowledge and ability " until their sucjpssors 

the term expires, and, by the liy-U-w^a new 
electiiin is demanded, it is their duty to see 
hat such election is held. If, by neglect ot 
the brethren lo attend, or by unavoidable 
circumstances, the election cannot be held, 
they arc privileged to hoUl their offices until 
the Grand .Master or Grand Lodge sh.aU or- 
der an election. 

Not only so — not only are they so privi- 
leged, but they are so obligated. They are 
just as much obliged in honor, duty, and 
conscience to serve such supplimentary term 
IS they were lo serve the regiriar^crm, and 
no excuse will release Ihem save such as 
would have released them previously. 



Sth gives a report of the proceedings, de 
lates, etc., in the Grand Lodge of New 
t ork. The report appears to be the open 
ing of a new era in masonic progress, 
jlip the following paragraph: • The petition 
irom several members of Eastern Star Lodge 
■N'o. 'I'll in relation lo their suspension, on 
ihe ground of illegally conferring the second 
tnd ihird degrees ou a genllemau of this 
city (.M.iyor Wood), was read,' etc. The re- 
port also mentions that there were nine 
Hundred i^preseniatives of Grand Lodges 
present. It is my humble opinion that the 
writer of the report was no .Mason; or, if he 
was. New York progress has far outstripped 
:he balance of the masonic world. I am not 
 urprised that 11, Grand Lodge that tolerates 
(uch things should pass the resolutiou pro 
viding that, iu case of reversal by Grand 
Liidge of a sentence of expulsion, such re 
veisal restores to membership. This resolu 
lion is, in my judgment, the most palpable 
isurpation of power, altogether contrary to 
ihe spirit of York .Masonry, and the tendency 
jf which must be to Ihe destruction of liar 
•nony in. the Lodges. It is a power which 
can jiever be surrendered by the Lodges liy 
tacit allowance. They cannot surrender ii 
by express vole. I know many good Masons 
and upright men who would quit active par- 
licipatioii in the privileges and duties of the 
()rder the moment the innovations should 
louch their reserved fights." 

We indorse all that, as if we had written it 
ourselves. 

It is an error to say that a Lodge 



temple: but oh, how many "bad bricks" 
must needs be pulled out before the wall can 
safely be built up 1 The vale of Jehosaphat 
will be quite full of the rubbish by the time 
the work of purgation is complete. 

Y'our idea is finely expressed in the follow- 
ing, which we find floating through the 
press : 

" Workmen were recently building a large 
brick tower, which was to be carried up very 
high. The architect and foreman both 
charged the masons to lay each brick with 
the greatest exactness, especially the first 
course, which were to sustain all the rest. 
However, in laying a corner, by accident or 
carelessness, one brick was set very little 
out of the line. The work went on without 
Its being noticed ; but, as each course of 
brick was kept in line with those already 
laid, Ihe tower was not put up exactly 
straight, and the higher they built the more 
insecure it became. One day, when the 
tower had been carried up about fifty fed, 
there was heard a tremendous crash. The 
building had fallen, burying the men in the 
ruins. All the previous work was lost, the 
inateriiils wasted, and, worse still, valuable 
lives were sacrificed, .and all from one brick 
laid tcroiiy at the start. The workman at 
fault in this mutter little thought how much 
mischief he was making for the future." 



may pass any By-laws it pleases, and that, 
however absurd or contrary lo good princi 
pies a By-law may be, the Master is bound 
to obey it. There are certain general prin 
ciples and usages which must control i 

a  « .li n.n ^-J . f h ... • 



ered derogatory, but rather complimentary, 
to the character of a Judge, Governor, &c 
to serve as Grand .Master during the term of 
his political or judicial elevation. At pres 
ent etiquette has somehow leaned over to the 
other side. Y'et there are some exceptions. 



has declared "the Lodge shall take in no 
members, for he will black-ball all who may 
be presented," that brother becomes the en- 
emy of Ihe Lodge, and is in a double sense a 
langerous man— dangerous because he can- 
not keep a secret, and dangerous because, 
having the power, he is disposed to put a 
slop to the entire progress of the building, 
the chief purpose for which the Lodge was 
instituted. Suppose one of the workmen at 
Solomon's Temple, going with his fellows 
amongst the cedars of Lebanon, had openly 
declared to his comrades that he would pu 
Ihe mark of rejection upon every cedar that 
he came to, think you he would have been 
allowed lo associate another hour with the 
brethren ? 

In such a case as you mention, the Master 
should forbid his entrance into the Lodge, or 



" Will you give me some reasons 

(which you can do) in the Voice for the posi-l 
lion that a Lodge under dispensation cannot 
affiliate members ? I know that it is being| 
constantly done; and, as it is not in conflict 
with my own views, I remain satisiied. - In 
conneciion*"wiih the suliject there is another 
question which I have had propounded tome 
during the present year, viz: Can a Lodge 
under dispensation proceed to try, suspend, 
or expel one of its members? My answer 
was in the affirmative; proceeding upon the 
opinion that such Lodges are to be viewed 
in the light of a regular Lodge, with 
the exception that their officers have been 
appointed, and that they must conform to 
certain requirements of the Grand Lodge 
prior lo obtaining a charter." I 
Ten years ago all who felt a- uteresbin 
the subject accepted the Massn , setts rule| 
without question. But sine ^'^^ brethren; 
have began lo investigate dves, it 

is found that there is no ■ .^^e urged, 

against permitting Lodge- v. D. to increase 
their members, and to • trcise discipline: 
and at the ptesent tim' a large majority 
of them do so. 

We see no reason wh; le Grand Mastcrj 
who grants a dispensati' to seven Masons 
may not permit that sc« to increase their 
number by the same r^ii hat govern char- 
tered Lodges. And if :ug Ihe period ol 
the continuance of the di. ^sation (in many 
cases extended to eigh. ,i and twenty 
months) the necessity shoL wise for the 
exercise of discipline, the Lou U. D. should 
promptly perform that duty nr., a the same 
principles as another. ' 



I cannot say that Ihe fraternity 
iiere is flourishing. Many think that if they 
can barely make themselves known as Mi»- 
sons, it is sufficient; but to practice what is 
required is rare. We need a searching in- 
vestigation into Ihe entire body, and to 
purge it of much refuse, which now occupies 
more room than the real gold." 

Tliat sketch would serve for many a cor- 
ner in the temple besides yours. 

' If a Lodge receive a man, and 
confers the Entered Apprentice degree on 
him, and then the Lodge ballots for him to 
receive the Fellow Cralt degree, and there 
being no black-balls against him, afterwards 
I hey find objections to him that his conduct 
is not becoming a .Mason, has the Lodge any 
right to wiUihuld the degree from him — that 
is, the degree that he was balloted for ?" 

Yes; the power remains with the Lodge, 
or any member of the Lodge, to veto his ad- 
vancement, even after he is elected, after he is 
prepared, after he is received, after he is con- 
ducted, after he has approached Ihe pedes- 
tal, and after he is placed, but not after he 
has been covenanted. 

If a person who can neither read 
nor write, but is an honorable and worthy 
man in all other respects, wishes to become 
a .Mason, and asks me to recommend him, 
hall Ido so? And if I do it, should broth- 
ers on that ground alone reject him ? 

" If a brother commits an unmasonic act, 
should the Lodge issue circulars, and men- 
tion therein his religiin ? This last hap- 
pened iu St. Joseph Lodge, St. Joseph, Mo., 
where a man was charged with unmasonic 
conduct. Said Lodge sent us a printed cir- 
anrt' memi-MTrrl therein that he was a 
Jew. 1 have never seen circulars declaring 
runaways lo be Methodists,' I'resby terians, 
etc. I belong lo the Jewish faith, and have 
tried, and shall always try, to be a good 
Mason; therefore, I think it wrong. I 
know many others of the Jewish religion 
who are good Masons." 

In considering all questions of this char- 
acter we must not forget that Masonry per- 
mits every brother lo ballot as he pleases, 
unquestioned, and with or without reasons. 
We can, therefore, only say what we would 
probably do in gases of that kind ; and, if 
our opinion is worth anything with you, you 
can adopt it. Were such a man to come lo 
us, and ask us lo recommend him, we should 
inquire why he was so ignorant? The rea- 
son would doubtless be that he had neglected 
If so, we would refuse to 



lation of masonic law itself. 

For instance, a Lodge has ignorantly or 
inadvertantly adopted a By-law, that when a 
petition is brought in, recommended by two 
members, the Master shall appoint a com 
mittee of investigation, &c. This rule is un 
parliamentary, contrary to good usage, and 
a direct infringement upon the rights of the 
Lodge itself, as forcing it to undertake busi- 
ness against its own wish. The correct usage, 
and the only one that a well-skilled Master 
will be governed by, is — when a petition, 
properly recommended, is read by Ihe Sec- 
retary, the Master puts it to vole whether 
ihc Lodge will or not receii'e it. If yea, then 
a committee is appointed ; if nay, there is 
an end lo Ihe matter. 

Suppose the applicant is a woman, a blind jhis opportunities 
man, a man living in another Slate, or a recommend ; if not, we would then consider 
clandestine Mason, and suppose two Masons 
can be found rash enough to recommend the 



. We feel nothing b  



r lo recom- 
mend to your consideration a« ■ ,e counsellor 
of your friend than the Go' *r'Maximol: 
Mausonius, which is this: ' lowing that' 
the performance of an bono ilfe action is^ 
attended with labor, the labor is soon over,| 
but the honor is immortal; whe^ .8 should I 



person — will you maintain that in such a 
case the Master is bound to appoint a com- 
mittee, and the Lodge bound lo go into an 
investigation? Absui^d. 

We assert with Barnes that we have 

no blind predilections for the principles of 
other d.iy3. We bow down before no opin- 
ion because it is ancient. In all the mo- 
mentous questions pertaining lo morals, pol- 
itics, science, and religion", the present is 
greatly in advance of the past. But in rela- 
tion to Masonry, which is a system of mor 
als taught by allegory and symbols, all ex 
perienee has proved it, as a piece of ma 
chinery, perfect. Every attempt lo imitate 
it has failed, and failed in those very places 
where the greatest differences existed be- 
tween the imitation and the model. Every 
change made in its form, every innovation, 
has worked evil, aijd the most evil where the 
changes were greatest. Therefore, we cling 
to Masonry in its ancient,, simple, and una- 
dorned prototype. 

"Can a Warden be stricken from 

the roll for non-payment of dues?" 

A Warden is liable to the discipline of the 
Lodge precisely as a private member. The 
only exception to this rule is in case the 
Warden is acting as Master, in the absence 
of his superior. 

"At our last communication we ex 



whether he were likely to be a credit to the 
Order, being such an ignoramus. The re- 
sult would be, we apprehend, that we should 
advise hiin lo join some other society, and 
let .Masonry alone. 

1. We noticed Ihe circular lo which you 
allude, and think, with you, that it was to- 
tally uncalled-for and insulting. Notices of 
that sort are usually written on the spur of 
the moment, and not submitted to the Lodge 
as they should be, 

We had always supposed, until Gr. 



Master Scott, of Virginia, asserted to the 
contrary, that the Indian chief Tecumseh 
was initialed in an English military Lodge. 
Bro. Scott says, in his address of December, 
184.5, that the initiation occurred at Phila- 
■lelphia, I'd., while the chieftain was oh a 
visit there. This we think problematical. 
Will some Philadelphia brother look a little 
into the matter ? 

Degrees may be conferred upon the 



pelled a bad brick from the material that had 
been worked up elsewhere. A better time is 
coming in our Lodge." 

Ves, and the most cheering signs of re 
formation are visible in many parts of the 



Natal Days (June :;4 and Dec. 27); but, as a 
general thing, it is better to give up those 
occasions to Ihe lighter duties of the Order. 
They are masonic Sabbaths, in a sense, and 
call for the refreshment and rest so accepta- 
ble to Masons. • 

An applicant with a knee so rigid 

that it cannot be bent, and one so lame that 
he is compelled to carry one or more crutches, 
are totally ineligible lo masonic initiation. 

" I do hope you may get a uniform- 
ity in work, so when we go into a Lodge we 
may know what to look for." 

That is what we seek, and, by the'grace of 
God, we will receive it. 



I 



lis 



CORRESPONDENCK. 



'• Tbt D they . 
M alaCBI 3: 16. 



spake often one to anotber." — 



•• In regard to the marka of our Compan- 
ions here, 1 presume that many marks were 
chosen previous to the Morgan or auii-cru- 
sade ; for everything masonic come near 
destruction. This Chapter was then work- 
ing at llandolph, the hoiue of llie notorious 
Martin Flint, a violent anti and seceder. I 
chose m; mark the day I was marked, which 
took ]ilace in Uelhel Mark Lodge, 1 think, in 
1823 or 24. It was never recorded, and 1 
have not yet had it recorded. Our bi'ethren 
of late have selected, or feel a desire to do 
so, but cannot fix upon one that they will 
have recorded. I have been a Mason thirty- 
seven years last September. There are but 
few older Masons belonging to our Lodge 
I never miss a conimuuicaiion, if in healtli, 
for there is no place that I meet niy friends 
to be compared to a Lotlge of I'lee and Ac- 
cepted Masons — no place where so much real 
satisfaction is enjoyed." — KiiwiN 1'kikck, 
Royalton, Vt. 

"Should any of you ever visit our coast, 
you will find (hat the members of I'olar Star 
Lodge and of Zci ith R. A. Chapter have 
adopted Bro. Morris' plan of putting on the 
latch to their doors." — 0. C. Cowa.n, Uanih- 
boro\ Mifs. 

"Your lines in Vol ii.. No. 1, ' New- Year's 
Reflections,' I have almost by heart. How 
fully their sentiments were in unison with 
those that filled up niy own reflections on 
that day you can Judge from the following, 
with which I occupied the little daily space 
that my pocket-diary atl'urds: '.Vnother year 
has passed, and taken with it, among the 
things which, though no more, are not for- 
gotten, one of my heart's joys. Whatever 
this has in store for me, 0 Ciod, let my trust 
be ever in thee, and in Christ, my Master and 
Lord.' Yes, dear brother, let you and 1 
never forget that solemn moment when for 
eacii other we promised to 

^Pi-ay till (jod tttitfll grant rclvMie 

Jf'ruiu lliin eurUil  luii uud drud^je, 

Xu Ibe bri.^til, celeHlial Lodge — atjove.' " 

J NO. LE.\cti, Agency Cily, Zona. 

"Our Lodge is more prosperous than at 
any former period iu its history. We are 
about getting a Chapter iu this place." — C. 
K. W.\ui Li!, jVfW Uriy/Uon, I'a. 

"If the Prudence Book could be pub- 
lj 4hed atiiiuifcU^v. wlitoti, with ttii efloii, 1 
thiuK might be done, the large sums which 
are now appropriated to these traveling cow- 
ans would enable the Lodges to iucrease the 
amount of their charities to widows and or- 
phans of our own household. Since 1 have 
been Secretary of No. 1, a period of more 
than fourteen years, I am satisfied that we 
have been imposed on to the amount ol 
nearly, if nut quite, $100 per aunuui. Il 
you have not already determined to publish 
the I'rudence Book annually, i hope you will 
take the matter into coii! ideratiou. 'llie dii 
ferent Lodges throughout the United Stales 
and the British Provinces would, I have nu 
doubt, furnish you in any named month in 
the year with a complete return of olficers, 
members, rejections, death.s, iVc."— W.u.  i. 
McKii-v.-JKY, Norfolk, 

"We have quite a respectable number of 
Masons in this country — many of them men 
of investigating minds, men of influence, who 
are capable of appreciating your cftorts to 
promote the interest of our great masonic 
brotherood." — 0. W. LAtrr.niNfiinuMj. MaiU- 
tnn. Ark. 

"Our Lodge is getting along quietly. 
Our olficers have been elected. Their occu- 
pations are as follows: M , carjienler ; S. 
W., carpenter; J. W,, blacksmiih; Treas., 
tobacconist; Sec, carpenter; S. D., shoe- 
maker; J. D, lumber merchant; Tyler, 
stone-cutter.'' — T. E. Suei'uekd, Layrangr, 
Mo. 

"The avocations of the oflicers of Rising 
Sun Lodge No. 388, Adams, N. Y., are a.- 
follows: W. M. a banker; S. W. a carpen- 
ter; J. W., Treas, and Tyler farmers; Sec 
,a book-keeper; S. 1). a miller; .1. 1). a rail 
road agent." 

"Our Lodges are generally warm advo- 



ihe J. W. a physician; the Treas. a black- 
smith ; the Sec. a clerk and general agent : 
the S. D. a shoemaker; (he J. D. a wheel- 
right; and the Tyler a tanner. If one Lodge 
you mention should be styled agricultural, we 
should be styled non-agricultural, as we ha^e 
not a single farmer among us. We are near 
neighbors to Bro. George D. Norris (twelve 
miles distant), and indorse yout opinion that 
he is a No. 1." — Bno. Titos. J. T.wlok, Ato- 
liama. 

"Our Lodge is iu a flourishing condition. 
We number sixty good and true. Our otii- 
cers are: W. M., doctor; S. W., overseer: 
J. W., planter; Treaa., planter; Sec, drug- 
gist; S." 1)., merchant; J. I)., merchant; 
Tyler, carriage manufacturer ; Steward, 
Principal Female Seminary." — Chas. W. 
Hatch, Ortensboro', Ala. 

"I propose, as perhaps a matter of some 
interest, giving you a chapter in the history 
of Leona Union Lodge No 39., It was or- 
ganized U. 1). Oct. 9, 1847, by R. W. W. D. 
Smith, Grand Lecturer, W. John Durst Mas- 
ter. At the convocation of the Grand Lodge 
at Houston, Jan. 19, 1349, a charter was 
gr.tnled to Jas. W. Boggs, Peter T. Young, 
and Eleazer F. Heard, under which it lia.s 
worked to this time. There have been eight 
W. Masters, viz: John Uurst (dead). Jas 
Boggs (dead), E. F. Heard, P. C. Price, S. 
Robinson, L. O. Durst (dead), A. L. New- 
sour, and W. G. Davis. There ^ave been 
made in the Lodge fifty-five Master .Masons, 
nineteen afliliations, twenty eight demi.-)- 
sioos, and six deaths. There have been 
one hundred and forty-four regular and 
fifty-three called meetings.' This last in- 
cludes the annual stated meetings on the 
Wednesday preceding the 27th of December 
lor the election, and those on 27th for the 
instruction of the officers." — Wilkv G. Da- 
vis, Leona, Tcias. 

" I am an old member, h,iving been made 
a Mason in Sincerity Lodge No. 300, in-fho 
Slate of New York, in March, 1810, and have 
ever since been an active working Mason." — 
Daml. McNeil, De Wiit, Iowa. 

"Our Worshipful Mlisler is by practice 
and profession a lawyer, our Senior Warden 
bank agent, our Junior Warden a tailor, 
our Senior Deacon an editor and proprietor 
of a newspaper, our Junior Deacon a grocer, 
our Secretary a farmer, and our Treasurer 
a merchant. So you may perceive we have 
in the East a light to guard and defend the 
weary brother from imposition and injus- 
tice. The Wept presents a light to defend 
him from imposition or raise carriage, and 
point to him the way, if in distress, where 
nis wants may be supplied. In the South a 
light is stationed to show him the way where 
liis nakedness may be clothed ; while the 
messenger of the East will wjirn him of all 
approaching danger, and publish for his in - 
spection all impostors upon the craft. The 
messenger in the West stands with open 
hand to feed the hungry with wheat, wine, 
and oil. The Secretary is iu readiness, and 
welcomes him to where he may be supplied 
wuh the boinitilul provisions of Providence, 
raised from our mother earth ; and the Treas- 
urer, with outstretched flag, bidding him buy. 
if he needs goods, without extra charge or 
enormous percentage. And although wo 
ditter in our several occupations, and also 
lu our profesKious of religion — as the Wor- 
^ihiplul Master is a member of the Episcopal 
Church, the Senior Warden member of the 
liaptist Church, the Junior Warden member 
of the .Methodist Church, and our Senior and 
Junior Deacons both members of the Preeby- 
leriaii Church — yet you cannot point to us a 
Lodge that meets, ifcts, and partis with 
more harmony and good feeling than the 
olficers and members of Spartan Lodge No. 
70 meet, act, and part." — J. .M. Elfobd, 
Sparlanat/ury, 8. C. 

" Marlinsburg Lodge No. 237 was organ- 
ized under dispensation August, 18-j9, under 
raihe.r unfavorable auspioes ; but, through 
I he zeal of her industrious members, has be- 
come quite a flourishing Lodge, claiming 
twenty -one members, all zealous in the pro- 
motion of the good work." — D. W. Vovlks, 
Martimbury, Ind. 




"Refugio Lodge No. 190 is still prosper- 
ing. Peace and harmony prevails within 
her walls. The outer door is well guarded, 
|and cons«quently our light shine-j brightly 
cates of masonic literature, and Alabama „hercvcr a ray is permitted to illumine 



I 



set an example worthy of imitation iu fur- 
nishing to each Subordinate Lodge of (he 
State a set of the Universal Masonic Libra- 
ry, the cost of which, in proportion to the 
raasonle light therein contained, is but as 
dust in the balance. We have been discuss- 
ing the propriety of setting aside a small sum 
annually to be appropriated to increasing our 
library, so generously founded by our Qraml 
Lodge. Our Lodge oflicers form a complete 
variety of occupation, t*uch as would have af 
forded Mr. Barlow enough to form his colo- 
ny in the story. The Master is county sur- 
veyor and teacher; the S. W. a carpenter ; 



the outer wall." — L. M. Rodgrrs. Refugio, 
Texas. 

" I herewith give the avocalions of the of- 
ficers of Thos. Ware Lodge No. 340 : Our W. 
M., Trea.s., and Sec. are merchants; our S. 
\Y., J. W., and Tyler are farmers." — N. R. 
WiiiTKHEAi), Clayvilie, Ky. 

"The occupation of (be officers of Living- 
stone Chapter No. 16, Bastrop, La., are as 
follows; H. P., farmei;; K , physician ; S., 
lawyer; C. 0. lawyer; P. S., merchant; R. 
.V. C., merchant and shcrifi' of the parish; 
Treas. and Secretary, merchants ; G. M. 



■'lA v., physician — 2d V., farmer — 1st V.. 
cofectioner; Guard, steady farmer. That ot 
the olficers of Ml. Oerlzim Lodge are as fol- 
lows: W. M., J. W., Treas., and S. D , farm 
erg; S. W., jeweler; Sec, tax collector; J. 
D..._IOfirchan( ;• Tyler, cabinet-workman."— 
ICE, IJ^Irop, La. 

Lodge at this place is strong. We 
one hundred, I am told, all good 
[le men. They have also a Chapter. 
whicITis iu a flourishing condition, and will 
do creJit to the workmen. The Lodge and 
Chapter contemplate building a fine hall at 
some early day.'.' — B. 0. At sTiN,AVw Bloom- 
field, Mo. 

"Our Lodge (Nottingham No. 95) has 
over sixty" members. We have weekly meet- 
ings of a very interesting nature, and plenty 
of good work, bidding fair to, increase our 
numbers fully large for a county Lodge." — 
M. J. KuwLEtt, Lo. Marlboro' I^MJ. 

" The two famous brazen pillars ' cast in (be 
clay grounds of Jordan between ^uccothand 
|Zarthan' we^^hirty-five cubits in height, was 
[the li"!xj^^KoV our late Bro J. Snow. You 
'will pi/j^^^Flearn something by way ol 
j Bro. C-ie^^^i^'x'se points from his inter- 
course with English brethren in his travels 
I should feel greatly embarrassed were 1 
called upon (o confer the second degree on 
any intelligent gentleman and scholar, and 
particularly a clergyman, according to some 
|iheorie3 of work. Little things which ap 
I pear of no consequence at their introduction 
produce great contusion among workmen iii 
a short time ; but, when any part of a sys 
lem eannol be sustained, either from Scrip 
ture or by tradition, to me it is truly nau- 
xeous. It will make but little difference to 
tue as an individual. My sunset of life i- 
near at band. 1 have passed my thrce scjle 
lyears and ten. Masonic work to me has al 
I ways appeared a m.itter of fact, its teach 
'logs a reality, and its practices greatly ben 
eficial ta^ankind. Therefore, 1 do dislike 
innovations in the work, and neglect of its 
duties." — A.^KowBBinaK, Camden, N. Y. 

"The officers of Harwood Lodge No. 91, 
Machias, Maine, are as follows : (he W. M. 
is a physician; S. W;, J. W., S. D., Sec 
I'reas, and S. S. are mechanics; (he J. D. 
master of (he Lodge-room ; (he J. S. is 
clerk ; and the Tyler is a lumber surveyor." 
Geo. A. Paiills-, Machias, Me. 

" Masopry in (his section, the northern 
portion of »he State of New York, is in a very 
llouri!|hing condition. The Lodges general 
ly exi?^k;^l«yil(.hy slate, and seem deter- 
mined f?^[ce^o by admitting none but such 
as will bear the test of the Overseer's square. 
Our Grand Lodge has just closed one of the 

I.iiost pleasant and harmonious sessions ever 
held by that body, and we earnestly hope 
and pray that we may never have occasion 
,10 speak of any future communication but in 
jihis masonic manner. The reports of the 
several oflicers show the institution to he iu 
■\ very flourishing condition throughout the 
 tate. The increase in membership during 
ihe past year has been very large, aud a fra 
lerual feeling appears to exist, not only be 
I ween imH^idual members, but also between 
Lodges, which has seldom been equaled. 1 
tear many times that Masonry is getting too 
prosperous; that Lodges are multiplying too 
rapidly for the permanent prosperity of the 
institution. I hope, however, that these 
tears may prove groundless, aud that we 
may go on prospering and to prosper until 
the knowledge of our principles 'shall fill 
ihe whole earth as the waters cover the 
.lea.' " — Fbank M. Hopkins, KeaevUlt, N. 1 

"We are beginning to emerge from the 
darkness with which the Morgan affair has 
overshadowed us. Our little Lodge has ini- 
tiated thirteen, passed twelve, and raised 
eleven during the past year, which is more 
than we have done before for twenty years 
at our corner. Yesterday we had several 
petitions from as good men as we have iu 
town." — Ej^.'Cami'Ukll, Putney, Vt. 

"The^*rii\i* occupations of the oflicers 
of Mount Anihoiiy Lodge No. 13, F. and A. 
.\I., at Bennington, Vt., whose record for the 
past will show al'st of names as honorable 
j perhaps as the avtrage of Lodges throughout 
llie land; (hough of present names we will 
uot boast, are as follows: W. M., photo 
^raphist; S. W., clej-gyman ; J. W., an ope 
rative mason; Treas , farmer ; Sec, lawyer; 
S. D., operative woolen manufacturer; J. D.. 
iarmer; 8. S., ffrmor ; J. woolen manu 
facturer. So ytn may see that if we are nol 
fed and clolhcd^do not obey the gospel, kee] 
the law, anil preserve our health (forwe have 
ihr«e regular physicians, a dentist, and an 
apothecary J^mong our members), the fault 
must be oiir own." — C. Dabt, Bennington, 
Vt. 



■*upt. of Free Public Schools of Franklin 
ounty ; S. D., merchant; J. D , farmer. 
I^iir whole number is about thirty. 1 think 
with the disposition of our oflicers lo adhere 
strictly to the ancient landmarks, we will be 
likely to prosper." — (Juas. Womole, /■'rank- 
fort, Ala. 

'The oflicers of our Lodge embrace the 
usual variety of avocations, viz: Worshipful 
Master, merchant ; Senior Warden, physi 
:ian ; Junior Warden, clerk ; Treasurer. 
Iruggist ; Secretary, clerk ; Senior Deacon, 
'armer; Junior Deacon, carpenter; Tyler, 
walchnian; Stewards, lawyer aud book- 
keeper." — .v. B. Williams, Washington, 
.Irk. ■ 

'Our Lodge of Perfection is getting on 
pretty well, aud we have just organized a 
Council of Knights of Kadosch. The Ma 
sonic Hall is going on well, and we expeci 
to gel in il before long. It is not, however, 
strictly a .Masonic Hall, being tlieihiitl story 
i)f a large building now nearly completed, 
which Richard Lodge has leased for a term 
of years, and is lo be occupie l by the vari- 
ous masonic bodies." — E. O. Witui.\oto.\. 
Columbia, S. C. 

'The avocations of Ihe officers of Colum- 
bia Lodge No. 20, located at East Iladdam, 
Ot», are as follows: Worshipful Master, an 
operative in a spoon factory ; Senior War- 
len, painter ; Junior Warden, music teach- 
er; Treasurer, shijt joiner; Secretary, pro 
prietor of a hotel ; Seuior Deacon, engineer 
in steamboat ; Junior Deacon, merchant ; 
I'yicr, clerk." — Roswkll D. Srt.vcKU, L'ax 
Iladdam, Ct. 



l^|A 'list, opened a Lodge at this 
nd&r^a 



"We 

place, und&r'a dispensation from (he Grand 
Lodge of, Alabama — No. 27r). Our officers 
are as follows, viz : Worshipful Master. Bap- 
tist niiuitter; S. Warden, blacksmith; J 
Warden, ft rnier ; Secretary, merchant and j 



A Tranp Through PenniijIvaHla. 

m UIUI. AM lil.li ( Kl.llitl. 

rVs it is your desire to keep your readers 
posted iu masonic nifairs, I write you, alter 
Ji sojourn of a week among the Brethren 
ompanious, and Sir Knights in Reading 
I'ottsiown, Trapp, Pcrkeotucn Bridge, and 
I'heuixville. 

In Reading, the Grand Commandery ol 
Knights Templar, and Ihe Grand Council ol 
Royal and Select Masters held their annual 
isi^ns, which were characterized by the 
mqjit perfect unanimity ; and after each had 
closed ib  annual Libors the various delegates 
irotir every part of the Keystone Slate re 
paired to their respective homes, but, like 
he Wandering Jew, 1 turned my face east 
tvai'd, and ever since it has been tramp, 
I ramp, (ramp ! 

In Potlstown, I quartered with mine host 
.Sir Knicht Henry P Vohn. the Senior War 
Jen of Jerusalem Commandery, of this place 
He has prepared and furnished one of the 
best Hotels to be found, and is just as accom 
m.odaiing as a landlord should be, kind 
obliging, and attentive, anticipating your 
every wau(, and no sacrifice is too great to 
promote your comfort. His wife, daughter, 
and family are imbued with the same kind 
ind warm-heartedness — and so proverbial is 
the Madison House of Pottslown, that faiui 
lies in the city of Philadelphia resort there 
to spend their sutumer months awny from the 
brick walls, and dusty streets, and confined 
city air. His doctrine is that no man .shall go 
au-ay dissatisfied. Brother, when the Junior 
Warden calls to refreshment, give Sir Knight 
Vohn a passing call aud see if you will'ever 
leave dissatisfied. 

I'oitstowu has many attractions — not only 
the scenery of the beautiful aud meandering 
Schuylkil^, but the rich farms, dotted here 
and there with princely mansions, fitting res 
idences for the laruiers wh6 toil incessantly 
to promote mau's happiness. At this season 
of the year nature is arrayed iu her loveliest 
Ircss. Here we behold majestic forests cov 
ered with thick foliage, there the green mead 
ow, aud a little furtjier the yellow grain in' 
viiing the reaper's sickle. What a beautiful 
scene to contemplate! Il calls forth our 
tniuds "from Nature up to Nature's God," 
and in profound reverence we kneel upon 
Earth's altar, and offer our heartfelt adora 
lions to our Heavenly Benefactor and Pro 
lector. 

This region abounds with many natural 
curiosities which are worthy of a visit. The 
Uinging lldl JlKks are four miles distant. 
L-uibracing about half a mile in diameter 
The elevation of (he highest rock above the 
surrounding surface of the country is about 
fifty feet. Hero we find rock pileil upon rocki 
tnd upon the surface of many deep impre: 
sions representing the footprints of- men and 
animals. Every rock, when struck with f 
hammer, emits a sound like the clearest bell 
metal, yet of every variety of notes. When 
in the centre of Ringing Rocks, surrounded 
with every shape and size, and nothing but 
sky above and rocks beneath, I imagined 
myself in Nature's chamber of reflection 
In this solemn place, surrounded with sucli 
.'issociatious as (hey produce, man for a sea- 
son forgets the things of lime, and his mini) 
necessarily dwells upon the omnipotence of 
God. Why were these rocks placed in theli 



earth beneath — for as far as search has been 
made into the secret vault, no sign or trace 
of earth can yet be discovered. They will 
forever remain an enigma to man, yet a mon- 
ument to the power of Deity. 

After witnessing this work of nature, my 
guide. Sir C. F. Knapp, Grand Master of 
Knights Templar of Pa , carved his name on 
one, and I followed his good example. Al- 
most every rock bears the name of a visitor 
to Ringing Hill Rocks. 

The next day, in company with Sir Knights 
Vohn, Clarke, and Cro.ssby, I visited French 
Creek Falls, about eight miles distant. Here, 
loo. nature seems to have rested, and in 
sportive play not only piled Ossa upon Pe- 
lion, but I'elion upon Ossa, and through Ihe 
crevice of every rock Fi euch Creek pours its 
boiling, agitated, gurgling waters Cavts, 
too, are formed by some of these immense 
rocks, and table rocks forty feet in length 
ire spread out by nature, inviting romantic 
lovers to while away an hour. This place is 
the resort of all pic uic and sociable panies. 
.Suture has been too lavish of her kindness 
by bestowing so much picturesque and ro- 
mantic scenery upon the neighborhood of 
I'ottsiown. But the citizens appreciate it 
fully by their uniform urbanity and kiuduess 
10 strangers. 

Wueu wearied in the editorial chair, and 
life's business aud life's dithculties press 
upon you, Bro. Morris, leave chivalrous Ken- 
tucky for a season, and spend an hour with 
the good brothers, wives, aud daughters of 
I'ottsiown. 

Here a Lodge, a Chapter, a Council, and a ' 
Commandery exist, whose membership are 
united and happy, whose devotion to our 
principles is unsurpassed, whose highest aim 
is to know their duty, and, knowing it, to 
conscientiously, honestly, tailhlully, and fra- 
lernally perform it. The sanio spirit dwells 
in the hearts of the diUereiii masonic bodies . 
of Reading. Trapp, Perkiomen Bridge, and 
Phenixville, aud iu the evening of life it 
will be one of its happiest reminiscences to 
revert (o my visit to my masonic brethren of 
those places. 

Kemarkable Discoveries la Ohio. 

Our zealous corrcspoudeul at Newark, 0., 
Bro. W. R. Cunningham, furnishes us early 
notice of some discoveries connected with the 
science of archeology which will prove of 
great interest to our readers. 

Mr. David Wyrick, of Newark, who has re- 
cently beeu pushing his investigations re- 
specting ancient works Vitb more ihorough- 
Dcss than heretofore, and has made new sur- 
veys, traced new lines, and made many new 
discoveries, found lately, in one of tiic little 
circles or sink holes connected with the lar- 
ger works, a very curious and inleiesting • 
relic. *lr. Squire, in his Antiquities of New 
Vork, says that these sink holes, which are 
uniformly connected witJi the ancient works 
of that Slate, usually contained human bones : 
and Mr. Wyrick weut out on the Cherry Val- 
ley plateau in order to learn, by a careful 
cxatuinatiou, whether the same thing was 
irue of these sink holes of Ohio. He found 
no bones, but he was satisfied that the exca- 
vation had been filled by material other than 
that which was taken from it, and he found 
beside, a beautiful granite ball, highly pol- 
ished, and of a reddish color, aud also a 
very curious tapering stone, five or six inches 
long, the four sides nearly alike, and on each, 
in neat Hebrew characters, brief inscriptions, 
which seem (o be characteristic of the old 
Hebrews, and gives .new vitality (o the old 
theory that these works are in some way con- 
nected with the lost tribes. The inscriptions 
have been examined carefully by our best 
Hebrew scholars, and translated as follows: 
Bdr leue— The word of the Lord. 
Kdsh Kdshim— The Holy of Holies. 
Thurlh leue — The law of the Lord. 
MIk Artz— The Kin/ of the Earth. 
It is neatly polished, and the Hebrew char- 
acters arc very distinctly engraved, neat, and 
orderly. It is a treasure of no ordinary in- 
terest, and may possibly unravel the myste- 
ry which has so long hung over these inter- 
esting remains. Can it be possible that 
these works are of Hebrew origin? If so, 
what has become of the lost race? 

Bro. ('unningbam has favored us with a 
map of the ancient mound and works in 
which tiiis remarkable relic was discovered; 
!iIso a drawing of the object itself. Of the 
latter, he says: 

" 1 have endeavored to give the exaut 
size, shape, and inscriptions of the stone. 
The cliarii ;ters are ancient Hebrew, and ac- 
oording to our present transUiiion signify, 
" The King of the world, the law of Jehovah, 
the Holy of Holies, and the word of Jehovah." 
V thorough analysis of the chiuacters will, 
I am confident, reveal still further meanings. 
The stone is of (he kind called novaculiie, 
resembling the hone stone of Lake Superior. 
Thi' shape, characters, and iosci ipiion denote 
hat the master spirits of those ancient peo- 
ple who erected these works were identified 
with our institution. The stone will prove 
ptrticularlv satisfactory lo those of the An- 
cient rite." 



peculiar positions, each peculiarly fitted and We trist this sutject will be thoroughly 
oined to his fellow, yet unsupported by the in/estigattd. If the relic prove to be genu- 



119 



ine, it will excite as much atteniion rrora Ihe 
savans of America and Europe as anything 
licretofore brought to light in this country 
We solicit further details. 



Some Facts In the History of Webb. 

BY BBO. JAS SALSUlIliy, 

0/ rrtieidence, H. I. 
Thomas Smith Webb was born in Boston, 
Oct. 3(1, 1771; served his tiii'C at the book 
binding business in Boston; and soon after 
moved to Kcene, N. II., where he received 
the first three degrees of Freemasonry, lie 
removed to Albany soon after, and was Iheie 
engaged in the liook binding and book selling 
business; was Master of Temple Lodge, Al 
bany, and resided there liutil the early pan 
of 17'J'J. He then removed to Providence, 
R. I., where he was engaged in the paper- 
hanging business, and also 4u cotton uianu 
fuuLUriiig,U(;eul uf Hope Mills, &c. About lha  
time couiuiuuued his grand career in Mason- 
ry, ot wliicli yuu are already ialoruied. lie 
was liraud lligU I'riebl ul the lir. Chapter ol 
Khoile Island ; third olhuer at the lurmation 
(I V'J'JJ ol the tjraud Cliapter of the ^urihei ii 
Stales, now the G. U. t^liuplcr of the L'niteu 
States; liraud Master ut lUe Grand Lodge oi 
Ithode Island in IbiO; and ihe fouuUer oi 
St. Juhu b lliuuampuieui, in Ibu;^, wlieu thui c 
wi'iA- t'ul bve Sir Kuigiiis iu the State excepi 
hiiuseli, vij : J. i'. Jenkins, S. Snow, u 
SiiUwell, J. Warren, and .N. lloppiu. He was 
Commander ot said Lncanipmeui uniil Ibio, 
eleven years, lie was lUelouuder and (Join 
luuniler ot the tjraud Lucampment ot ithodc 
Island, and juiisdictiuu tueieuuto belong- 
ing, iu IhUu, whieli, ftt°: ISOO, became the 
United Stales CiranU Eiicauipmeul. VSebU 
was .Master until lijlO, wheu ilie U. G. Ku- 
caiiipmeut ot the Lulled Stales was formeu 
iu .\cw York — iJe Will Clinion, G. G. Mas 
ter, and '1'. S. Webb, ilepuiy G. G. Master 
There had beeu uo Llepuiy elected belore 
that lime. In Ibtti the Vjraud Kucampuiinl 
of Massachusetts and Khode isiaud luuk its 
|ii eeL-ui uaiiie, Webb being Gomuiauder uutii 
the day of his death, IttlV). 

Webb was as expert in music as in Ma 
soury. lie was also a military man — Colonel 
of a regiment iu Khode Islaud. 

He died in Cleveland, Uhio, on his way to 
Worthiugtou on masonic business, July lo, 
Ibl'J. Ills remaius were brought to i'rovi 
deuce in November following, and deposileu 
iu tUe tomb where they now remain as when 
you saw it. 



Brethren, favoring us with documents, 
kc, will be so kind as no  fo u rt7e anything 
upon them, for this subjects us to heavy ex 
tra postage. They will please accompany 
iheir jiresents with a letter containing the 
list of documents sent, so that we can accreU 
it them uuder this head. 



By 



Tbe Suds of Malta. 

The Lodges ot this eccentric though Tery 
cliariiatjie ^lo uuistders, but not insiders^ Ol- 
der are last exploding. Sandusky, Colum- 
bus, and Ltyria, lu our immediate ueigiiUor- 
hood. liave gone like buboles as ihey came. 
I'll'* puiciicai good that itie Order has dune 
lor me poor is suthcieiit to subsiauiiate a 
claim lor It to the good name we are most 
wiUiug to accord it, and whether lUe secret 
iniiiuiioii be ilirougli all the uiischievoub 
bone breaking, soul shaking devices winch 
Frank Leslie has illusiraied, or veritable 
paiupnieis nave disclosed, we care but lilUe, 
see'.iig thai tbat is a matter interesting alone 
to those who run the risk of being pulled, 
handled, tossed, tumbled, aud liually and ef 
feoiually •• void." 

liut we will simply allude to one fact which 
strikes us as beiug impressive as regards tlie 
solid louiidaiiou ou wuich other trateriiilies 
siaud. The Freemasons justly claim an un 
iulerrupted descent from kindred brethren 
whose liandicrall was seen noiselessly to reai 
up the gorgeous Temple of the wisest ol 
kings. fUe Odd Fellows, altl/ough there 
have beeu such under the name of bachelors 
evi ! Miice the lonely ilays when .Adam walk 
ed gicrdeu uuauconip;iiiied, although with 
all Ills complete, yet Odd Fellows, col- 

lectively, are alar more recent orgaiiizaiiou 
We belit;vc less than loriy years have passed 
since tlie .Manchester Uiiiiy tirst arose, and 
blest society with its workings. 

Here, in the Cases meniioued. the founda- 
tion evinces the fact of its moral constructioo 
iu the continuity of its existence and action, 
whereas, that of the Sons of .Malta, having 
given way, but too surely shows the very 
Want of that internal staple principle which 
alone sustains the other Orders. Widioul 
any unkind retieciion upon the dying " Sons," 
we would say that it is a pity that in such strin- 
gent limes as those we have just passed 
tliroujjh, the crowds who have contributed 
time ami money, should not have tutopied the 
uiH rriiig square which has kept the structure 
ol Frecmasunry imperishable. — HevUw, CUve- 
Imtd, 0., April \ltA. 

TitK Masonic Cloak — To shroud the im 
perleclioiis of our Itrother and cloak his in- 
firmities is truly becoming a Mason. Even 
the iruth should not be t^ld at all times, for 
where we cannot a|iprovc we should pity in 
silence. What pleasure or profit can there 
arise by exposing the errors of a Brother) 
It 18 virtuous to exhort him — it is inhuman 
to revile him — but to ridicule him before the 
world i« internal. 



Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the 
poor, he also shall cry himself; but he shall 
not he heard. The rich and the poor meet 
tjgethir — the Lord is the maker of them all. 



Thk first Lodge established in America wa.« 
al Savannali, Ga., 17:Jit; but ihe tirst Grand 
Lodge was at Boston, .Mass., two years later. 



TiiijnE is an efficacy in calmness of which 
we are unaware The element of serenity is 
one which we particularly need. 



Bro. Chas. Tittnian, Warron, Ala. 
Laws Dallas Lodge No. 228, Ala. 

Bro. Sam. Swift, Jr., Princeton, Ills.: Con. 
stitutinn G. L. Cal., I8G0. 

Bro. C. II. Warriner, Coudersport, Pa. : By- 
Laws Juneau Lodge No. 103, Wis. 

Bro. A. W. McKinney, Owensburg, Ind. : 
By-Laws Newburg Lodge, Ind. 

Bro. E. M. IIaKtine», Mnntconiery, Ala. ; 
Constitution G. Council Ala., 1851. 

Bro. Abel Hutchins, Concord, N. II. : Ora- 
tion by Joseph R. Chandler, Salem, Mass., 
•lunc 24lh, 1851. Defense of Masonry, by 
John II. Sheppard, Wiscasset, Mass., June 
24th, 1831. 3d edition. 

Bro. T. Mi'F. Patton, Grand Sec. Orepnn ; 
Proceedings Grand Lodge drcgou, 1853, 1858, 
1H59. Constitution G. L. Oregon, 1857. Ad- 
diess Aiiiory Uol brook, Oregon City, Or., Dec. 
27th, IK58. 

Bro. Henry Macphereon, Owens Sound, 0. 
W. : Valuable documents. 

Bro. N. 0. Benjamin, G. M. G. Council N. 
Y. : Proceedings of that body, June, 1860. 
Good time I 

Bro. Simri Rise, G. Sec. G. L. of Ga. : Pro- 
redings of that body for 1838, 1851, 1859. 

Bro. the Hon. S. B Campbell, Toronto, C. 
W. : Three elegant volumes, gilt edged and 
bound in splendid style, inscribed, "8. B. 
Campbell, Toronto, C. W., to Rob Morris, 
LouiBville, Kyi," viz : 

1. Constitution G. Chap. Canada. 

2. Constitution G. L. Canada. 

3. Proceedings G. L. Canada from its origin 
iu 1855 to its sessions 1859, inclusive. 

Likewise the following rare and valued 
gifts: Giddings' anti-masonic Almanac, 1831 ; 
an old book of masonic odes (title lo.^t); Pro- 
ceedings Provincial Grand Lodge of C. W'., 
1845; Proceedings Grand Lodge ot^ England, 
1848, and 1849, two sessions ; History Ancient 
Frontcnac Chapter No. 491, with other docu- 
nu'iiU. Bro. Campbell's donations till a proin- 
inent place in our collections for several years 
past. 

Bro. Hod. John C. Breckinridge, Washing- 
ton, D. C. ; Public documents. 

Bro. Dr. Thos. R.Austin, New Albany, Ind. ; 
Universal Masonic Record, 18(0. Thanks. 

Bro. the Hon. M. Furnell, D. L., Dublin, 
Ireland : The badge worn by honorary mem- 
bers 333. This isi of ivory, uboiiittio «izc of a 
half dollar. One side is blank, the other has 
a five pointed star enclosing the figure 3, three 
times repeated. The star is enclosed within 
a Triangle, around which are " Triune Lodge- 
Union is strength;" beneath the inscription 
are the clasped hands. 

Bro. Ira Berry, Grand Secretary of Maine: 
.statement of facu relative to the question of 
masonic jurisdiction now at issue between the 
United Grand Lodge of England, aud the G. 
L. of Maine. 

Bro. W. W. Austin, New Richmond, Ind.: 
Many valuable slips and documents. 

Bro. A.J. Kellogg, San Francisco, Cal. : In- 
teresting documents. 

Bro. E. W. Jones, Chicago, Ills.: More 
than one hundred valuable documents from 
bis huge pile of duplicates. A thankee, J., 
for every page. 

Bro. II. G. Reynolds, G. Sec. of Illinois : 
Proceedings of G. Chap, of Illinois, 1858 and 
1859; likewise of G. Council of Illinois, 1855 
and 1858. 



GRAND LODGE OF TEXAS 

Elected for 1860. 

John B. McMahon, G. M. ; G. W. V - Vleck, 
D. G. M. ; John R. Futwell, G. S. Vt ; T. J. 
Henderson. G. J. W.; A. Neillj^G. ; A. 8. 
Ruth ven, G. Sec. W ^ 

• %k 

GRAND COMMANDERY 0V« EXAS. 

Elected for 1860. 

J. J. McBride. G. C; E l. Clark, D. C. 0.; 
U. F. Case, G. G.; E. H. Gushing, G. (5. G.; 
Jas. Wrigley, G. P.: Wm. T. Austin, G. T.: 
A. Neill, G. R. 

GRAND C0U^(C1L OF TEXAS. 

Elected for 1860. 

E. Clark. T. I. G. M.; Jas. F. Taylor, D. T. 
1. G. M.; U. F. Case, G. C. G.; Jas. B. Likens, 
G. P. C. W.; R. M. Elgin, G. T.; A. Neill, G. 
J. B. Reuiro, G. Chap. 



ours in 1846-7, in Lafayette county, Miss., 
where we were ill almost daily communion 
with him, and now, above his grave, we test- 
ify to his kind and liberal heart, his rich so- 
cial qualities, and his pure integrity of char- 
acter. Peace to his ashes. 



Chapmah. — Bro. Wiliam Chapman, of Man 
torville Lodge No. 11, Min., died in June, 
I860. In publisliiog their testimony 
private worth of their deceased b 
his brethren say : " By the Oeath of 
er Chapman we have lost a worth 
highly esteemed brother, and one wh 
ever discharged all the duties incumben 
him as a member«of our fraternity with sin 
gular diligence and fidelity." 

IIoPMAN. — Bro. Geo. 
New Philadelphia Lodge No. 177, Ohio, died 
JailMary 17th, 1860, aged 64 years. He was a 
soldier under Napoleon the Great. 



COMPILED rott 

THE VOICE OF MASONRY. 



NAMB OF LODGE, j LOCAUTT. 



J. W. 



Western ?tiir, 2 
^ew I'liiliHlelphU, 1~7 
^( Ui-orpe'f. 88 
t 'hortiiw Coruer, 
llaiiiilum, 

 |'«rlan. 
I^t oiift Union, 
iJl.Te Itrniicb, 
\lt llort'b, 

i'i *limoiid, 
llil l nrd. 
*V tiFihington, 

Ki-inji Sun. 
_ , _ , i Ancient York, 

F. Hofman, Tyler of icfr^rfon, 



a June, 

;hap' 

'h^Vss 



Ncbrafkft, 

i^hio. 
CHDRfla, 
Alnbiima, 
New York, 

70 South Carolina, 

2ts chio. 
4I ArknnfaJi, 
24 IndiKna, 
I ndiana, 
ll.ihoi.s. 
Vermont. 
242iNew York, 



259 
3 



GRAND CHAPTER OF TEXAS. 

Elected for I860. 

Wm. T. Austin, G. H. P.; i-M Clark, D. G. 
II. P.; Jas. B. Likens, G. K.; h. P. Lively, G. 
S.; C. G. Kcenan, G. T.; A. S. Kuthven, G. S, 



BATTLE CREEK R. A. C. NO. 19, MICH. 

Wm. Brown, II. P.; Alonzo ^. .de, K.; T. 
H. Tracey, S. 



SAN FELIPPE DE AUSTIN R. A. C. 
TEXAS. 

Win. T. Austin, H. P.; Jas. E. Harclai d. 
J. S. Stewart, S. 



CATARAQUI R. A. C, CANA OA. 

Comp. Milo, Ist P. Z.; Coinp. Barker, /d P. 
H.; Ciiiiij). Dutiible, 3d P. H.; Comp. Illoiid- 
heiin, P. Soj.; tjoinii. tioiuerville, 8. E.; ' imp. 
Uorey, S. N. 



PENN R. A. C. 

Robert Worm''.y, H. 
. J. Wor«haMt, ^ . 



NO. 2?, TENN. 

P; I. .N'. II- 



LIVING STONE R. A. C. NO. IS, LA. 

J. M. Brice, U. P.; A. S. Washburn, K.; W. 
McFee, S. 



KEYSTONE R. A. C, U. D., NEBRASKA. 

Wyllis C. Ransom, H. P.; S. Redfield, K. 
Henry Brown, 8. 



TUSCARAWAS R. A. C. NO. .18, OHIO. 

0. P. Taylor, H. P.; Wiu. L. Robb, K.j Jno 
Kazerraau, S. 



HIRAM UNION R. A. C. NO. 53; N. Y. 

P. A. Brumfield, U. P.; E. M. Kii(«, K. 
Wm. Baker, S. 



ADVKRTl0BilKNTa. — A fsw A (1 vertiseiueiils, iiol ex- 
ii'ding one s(iu.irj of twelve Hues esch, will bt 
Ingerled ul $1U per year. 



''For I know that mj Keileviiier Uveth.*' 



Siiiw.— Bro. A. 8. Shaw, of Wiley's Cove, 
Ark., died June 5th, 186U, at Rurrowsville, af- 
ter an illness of about ten weeks. He was a 
good Mason, intelligent, and strove to elevate 
the standard of Masonry among the craft by 
disseminating its literature. Iu that capacity 
we bed hi d much and pleasant correspond- 
ence with him. 

Brown. — Bro. E. K. Brown, of North Mount 
Pleasant Lodge No. 99, Miss., died in May, 
I860, while on a visit to his brother near Au 
gusta, Ark. 

BoiiKRTS. — Bro. Dr. 0. M. Roberts, died at 
Alleghany Springs, Va., June 28th, 1860, it, 
the forty-fourth year of his age. 

Wo learn from Bro. E. 0. Withinglon, ol 
Columbia, 8. C, that Dr. RoberU was W. M. 
of Acacia Lodge No. 94, of that city. His re- 
mains were taken home and interred with 
masonic honors. He was also a Past .Master 
of True Brotherhood Lodge No. 84, of Culum- 1 
bia, S. C. 

Davis. — Bro. the Hon. Isaac N. Davis, P. D 
D. G. M. of Mississippi, died June 26lh, 18G0, 
near Starkville, Miss., alter an illness of ten 
or twelve days. Bro. Davis was a neighbor of 



JOHIV PEARCE, 

MASOFtCTUItt.K uf lx)c..in)ti»f hii I U;irl)(ht Tuhu 
I«r lloili-rs, Flue, anj IMiiiii Cjiuidor Boilers ot ev 
ury (lesriii,liun ; LarU 'talks, tJank Vault-. CUfniivu 
an-I Varnl..th Hakem* K«UI.'S. Oirurr .Mnin and 'I'l. li 
Srre.'ts. L,«iuisvitl«, Kentucky. All work of tho lje.-i 
tuati'rtal and wi*rt.inaiisl i(i. 

4Ej#~tl 'pairiQt; promptly attended to, and uU wor 
warrautiHl. 



WANTED, 
A Situation aa Caverneas 

■y A YOUNO LADV, a widow «iih one child, ii 
otne ](«iit uinNn'H family tSoutli. Is p.-rf«cll 
aiuip. iL'ut to instruL-t iu all braucbua of s t lii 
MlucaUon — apeaka Fruuch. Address the edlt'.r r i tbt 
paper. v.';ii4Jin 



w 



■Jilfd i 
/..f a. 
' H 



A.NTED —The subscriber would be mu 
auy bruther ha.iu.; the toiluwin^ \'r 
an)- of them, would send th« sani ? 
will pay auy reaaooable amuiint t 
exuiian^..s. t]r- ad bncauiiitneut " 
yeara ifSt. UiL. IKiS. ISiil, and ISAD.  j .u 
airntol 'Ihiulur IslT. 1844. and 1849. Uran l 1^ «l:: i • 
hentui^ky for IS4', 1848. and 186'2 Grand t;lmpler i 
Kentucky fur 181.'*. 1810, 1817 ijriiiid l ouiivi! of Kc  
tucky lor ISU. 1845. 1^46. 1847. 1848, 18111. 1.S6U, 186 
I8;j9, and for any years previuus to 1811. 
Address Fred VVel'ber, L.uutsville, Ky. n11l2 



UNITES STATES HOTEL, 

(fORMERLY OWEN S) ^ 

Direetlf Opposite Masonic Temple, 

LOUISVILLE, KT. 

HALL. & HARRIS, Propyl. 



Bl FBRSNCK. 
MK48R?. MORRIS h M0  



I'uln-ki 
' Ifveland, 
-idlom'-n's, 
^[•einht. 
Slit.kinMh, 
t.yponift. 
.•=t. ivUT'a, 
t'l etjin. 
Vernnn Valley, 
IteriDinK. 
K ini; .'H.lomon's, 
tniierona, 
I'ioiiewr, 

l.nfayette, 
Vlarilntilmr?. 



2(8 
127 
luu 

20 



(it.. n!ia, 
Miiine. 
New York, 
  on h rarotUu, 
KenlUfky. 
f,^^liftfia^ipp), 
l;8|llli"Oli , 
241 ; Maine. 
40 South Carolina, 
Joliio. 
O. D I "sine. 
tWj MiN ouri. 
l;.0 Hhio, 
bC  M .ine, 
168 TannerKSee, 
22.li)W . 
2(i| AlHhnnia, 
j^47 Indiitna 



WvIlyrtC. RanRom, 
.1. W . Barnl ill, 
Henry .\1cl hermn, 
W . II Aberualhy, 
C. M Miirfe, 
II. N. Melton, 
.lofepb M Klford, 
» . li. llavia, 
N. M. Urandiitaff, 
A 11 U illi»ma, 
m. W L, udo, 
O.J. llyde, 
.John A^l, 
W m. O t-haw, 
f It Uai. 8. 
S I' Hunperford, 
It. C hvaiis, 
.Ins. It C'ourrer, 
D A. Kin}!, 
A. \\. llurloD, 
ThoDii e Todd, 
Tliomaa Woody, 
W S l'o»t. 
H. F Tliomas, 
W J. ti rk, 
A g. llavia, 
Moaea Mayhew, 
t'harl ■» L. Trow, 
Herman Kty, 
Mm. II tili'h. 
WItaon T. Smith, 
Thomas It. Ward, 
D « Vovl..«. 



|I.ee P Gillette, 
|W m. L Kobb, 
I John CrcMPOr. jr., 

W'. It. foater. 

I'. A. llrumfi.ld, 

J(.hn tiradrhaw, 
IJno. » . Webber, 
jA. .1. hogera, 
I Joel Vaiiifl n. 

W V. Ilnrt. 
iJaa. M. S-niith, 
]J. A. Unthank. 
]J.* t; CKinphell, 

w m Merrill. 

Ch. w Woodhouae, 

C K.Oayloixl, 

II P-ek 

.lohn I!. Merrill, 
V L l/.w. 
Thfia Wdliums, 
J. Bilker. 
A J. Dwen, 
li.o Mead, 
C. n. Ititrton, 
I) K Il.i.ti.e, 
A J. Hlielpa, 
Abner ."mitll. 
I . W l louser. 



Daniel II Warren, 
P. II. C'op..iand, 
.1. W Parker, 
.1 )l. .InhDitOD, 
II Huah. 
John Campbell, 
vt m. L ,ckwuod, 
J J Pope, 
Wni. Louf;, 
ti'. II. Carrulh, 
-P .Sbarpleaa. 
Jog. C. CHniphell, 
Auatin Keaman, 
tl. 8 Stvlea, 
Qer). L 8u.De, 
M. K (illTord, 
Wm. IVk, 
Jaa Ituat, 
A. T Hardin. 
II II. Ham ork, 
D. .A Thompson, 
laaac lH,i p, 
.1 Ii. Allen, 
W J II. Ilammet, 
■ eo D ( o e. 
.lobn Williiima, 
T Harper, 
.Martin \V. Pond, 



jFrwierick llitrhiock, Jamea Rupt. 



Wm. Hay, 
R K Ml- Masters, 
Win. I'. Tri. e, 
iWm It. Hrisl t. 



.1. N Henkel, 

K Woodiieck, 
Volney Boardman, 
II. M l!r...ii 




HIG!lt,Y 
Ueller 



Klillion t 



,Y DSEFUl, AND POPULAR. Beadle's Dim. 
ter Writer; Bea-tlnN Dime »'o ik Book; Beadle'h 
Dime lleceiiie Book: Bealle'a Dime l ia|tii;iieH; Bc.dlfV 
niine ^(^j.ken B-adle'a liiine Book of Etiquette; liea 
ilea niuie  t lodtit; Beadlea Dims Sung BajhS, Nua. I, 
i, :l. 4, 6, and li. 

Aiiv of the above will tie actt,' pre paid, ou the recuipl 
 if lea rcnt.s, iu money or atainpa. Addreaa 

FRANK .\H1)DKN, 
T2n9 ly Ko. 321 (old No., 97) Tliird -tniet. 

lAiuiavillu, Ity. 



BRAltlBLE HOV8E« 

DA1.R A LVAi, Proprietors; corner Ohio and South 
stri-ets. Lafayettle, Ind, t2u11 Gtu 



iriASOiMC COLLEGE, 

t.AORLNOB, Ky. 

''I^HB ensuing session of ttiii Institution will open 
1 on .Mon lii  , Septeiiilier .^th. 

fhe Pre--.i leiit coiiirratulalos the friends of the 
t'olleuo on Hie fai l of ttio Trustees hiiving secured 
II. e serviee^ of Prof. II. H. PasatiNS for Itie Utipurt- 
II. out of .M  tbeniatu-s; and Itua .vIokris, Kaq., tor 
lliul ol AiK-ieiil uiid .Mo'lern History. 

I tie chitrgus are . o.UO per siisa.o.i of ten months 
\' i"*re bo\a go homo every Friday evenin;; and re- 
I'lrn on .Moi.duy, a proper redui-tioii is iiiade. 

tiurly upplii-atioii is oeecaaur) to aecure admisaion 
an tioardera. in Itio fsiiiilv of thd Presideul. 

For furthur iufonniilioii appiv to 

J()H   TKlvlBLE, Jr., A, M., 

Lagrange, Ky,, July .0, 1»59. President. 



Dpliolatery Good*. 

SPRING Mattresses; Curled Hairdo.; 8hark do.: 
t'otlon do.; Moss do. Window Shades made 
Slid put up. Sheets and Pillow Cases, aud all those 
gooils purtaiiiitig lo the aliove business. Carpet, 
made and put dow ii at short notice. Also, Curtains 
iu all fabriea made and put up iu the latest and luosl 
approved i'^aslorn style, by 

MAKCEl.l.US & HAMILTON, 
North Side Jeflerson titreet, between 3d and 4th, 

Louisville, Ky. 



JAS. w. 



PRATHER. 

PUATIIER A; SITIITII. 



B. SMITH. 



I rintinj; und Publisliitifj: Rooms. 

pK.UM.EV . ! GILBEliT, Bo-ik and Job Printers 
l  and ilank Hook .Maimfailuroni, Soulh weA lor- 
iiorof Market and First streets, Louisville, Ky., are 
prepared to furnish, at short nolieo, the slundurd 
'orin ot Masonic ny-l.awa (aa rei-oinnieiidiMl by the 
ilrund l.odge of Kentui k J) al -7 for llie flrst hundred 
ind .i-'S for eaeb ad.litioiial hui. tired, with the usnul 
iiei-essary alterations of name, loeutioii, etc. Where 
ilteralioiia involve .lisarranirenieiit of pages, mutter, 
.■le,, a ver) trifling advance will be added to tiie 
ibovo ral.--a, 'I bis form of Ky-Laws is universally 
K'knnwto.iged lubelbc moat coinpiele now in use, 
^ind are fa t being adopted bv all the Lo.lges tbrough- 
.lut the coiinlry. Urdera solicited aud specimen 
copies furnished on application. 

All kinds of .Muaonic and other Secret Society 
Printing and Binding uoallv aii.l iiroiiij.tl) executed. 

Addreaa UKADLEV iSi GILBERT, 

Box 14117, Louisville, Ky. 



B'l 



WILL. m. C(J:\NINGHAn, 



Hank, Ct^uiitv, and Meiruntilv Blanh B »okn, l'ap«T 
llanKlnzfi, Sheet . lu*«ic, nnj Mu.-ital  li'rchamli-«. Kmd- 
■  (luods Pianos, Mfloleonn. .Mu^i^al Int^lruuii'iitf anU 
"irover 4 Biiker'H CvlvUrate'l Family an J Ma .ufactiiriiiii; 
Stiwiii;; .Macliiue«. Newark, (iliio. Foreifcn Oc -di* pro- 
•:uml lu order Liberal aUvaaced on O'UsiifDineiiU. 



UNIVERSAL IIIASOIVIC LIBBARV. 

'piIIItTY Tolumed, conUiuii.B 63 distinct works, bouud 
1. in leittlirr; price. jSu per f-et. 

lam pn'i':ir*rtl to fill onlfrs for complete wt« of tbij 
valuable  «rieft, at 8hort i.o'ice. A'tdre-s W. M. KLLl- 
60N, rublisher and A)i;ont Louixville, Ky. 

Ordern ad lre-)^ to Kobt M«cov, New York. A. W. 
t'ollard, Ito^tou, 8. (J Kii»k, New urleHnn, Alex O Abell, 
-^D I'ntDciitco, Cal.. will be promptly atb-ndud to. 



a, W. PORTER, 

\C ANUFACIUKKH of Sbiik-r Chairs, Bed«teadfl. acd 
iVX deiilrf i t all kind-" ot .'"uriiiiure. Main Street- Iw- 
tweeD StHte and South Pirst. New Albany, Ind. urders 
trom below respectfully solicited. T2G4int} 



FRANKLIN HOUSE. 

Stku-tly Tehpkrawcb. 

Bv JOHN R TIBHI rs. corner of Bat^B and Lamed 
8lre«ts, Detroit, Mich. Loatd one dollar per day. 

T2nll 4m 



MAIN arKKEC. belWL-do Fourth and Fifth,. ..... 

Ixmisvilie, Ky.. h«Te always on hand a larje!:;V*''y ariicle of Mivonic P;irapherii»hu, for Uxlges 
Ik d well selected stoch of llnU. Caps, and Straw iJood.-*. 
in -tudi"K l adier ' ui d MiMes' fancy Straw aud Kidtx^ 
lints, whi' h they «i I f ell, at wholesale ur retail as low 
as the same goods cuu be purchased iu auy Kajitern city. 
T2DUyl 



JAIVIES E* 

CARD AND StAL KNORAVKIl, 17 Third street 
Lout.Hville. Ky 



Seale. with freshes; 
T2all ly 



Ijodtte, Chapter Court, and otiier 
Visiting and Wedding Cards. 



ADAins HOUSE, 

CORNKR of Mi. hiK n arenue and l^ke Htr«*t,  Tii- 
rngn. UU ; W 1^ L J. L I'earce, Proprietors, form- 
(Tly of the MattMuD House. v^nll 3t 

Franklin Type aud Stercotsrpe 
foundry, 

R ALLISON, A^ent, In^ Vine Street, Iwlween 
• Fourth and Kiflb StreeVt, Ciiii-innali, ubio, 
Maiiufuctiirers of and Dealers in .'^ows. Hook and Job 
I'ype, i rintiu^ Pretises, Cuses, Gulluys,  Sce.; Inks 
mid I'rintin^ vlaturlul of every desi-ri)ttiou; Storoo- 
l )Hng of all kinds; Kotiks, Music, Putunt .Medicine 
IMreL-tions, Job^, Wood Cuts, (Sf c; Brand aud Pul- 
tern I etters of various stylus; Kleclrotyping In all 
its branchua. 



WILLIAM KENDRIUK, 

DKALKK in Wiilnhus and Jewelry, Silver aod IMntcd 
Wan-. M isuuic .lewels a.iiii lle;;alia. 'ftO 71 Third 
~tre-t, between .Main nci'l Market, third 



\\ rKct, east si le. Louisville, Ky. 
Silver Ware nia le to or ler 



hnUMt fiooi 
Watches repai^'^l 
:u6yl 



IIIA9(ONIC EITIPORIUm 
For Rcsalia, Jewel;**, Arc. 

\ T J. DKUMMOND. l.VJ ChHth.,m .S.jUiire and Z?A 
tVi , Grand street New Yurk, has removed from No. 

to the Inrce and otnvt nient roomti II 2 CliMtliMm 
■Square, where he ^la^ulHeture■s at the lowest prices, 
♦•very anicle of Miv-onic P^iraphernshu, for Lodges, 
Chapters. Omnrih, and Commanderies, alw for the In 
-tfai'le and Coiif i.'«tory Uetfrtv.i, lu the ne^teiit trnd most 
durable mnimer. The new co *tume of Kni :bt« Temp- 
lar mwie of the V'-if be-t materi;il. complete f*»r $60. 
M..I. D. i.-* the oldest matiuficturer In New York, and 
can refer to the most, dtstint^uishcd Masons in the 
'fr-lers ppimptly attended t  . [apl 12m 



Unitoil States. 



JOIIIXSON HOC7KE, 

SUPERIOR Street, between Bank and Water sts., 
Clevelattd,0hi4 . C. B. MALN, Proprietor. 



8 



TREinONX HOUSE, 
Late Cbe American Housey 

Tnqknapolih, InD. 
nj^'llE undersiL'Hod. having leased the above Hotel for 
X a '-eriu ut'  c.irs, and having re-titted. refurnished, 
ami p -inled ihr 'Uxht ut. is now pr -piir»J to acrumnio- 
ilatc hi- ■ Id Inends aud the traveling; public who may 
r.ivor him with a call. The Table nhiill always t»e sup* 
pli.^il with the best the market affords. Tftr U u e .t 
s twiUd ai tc Ig yp -fit Ute Um-m, D jmu. Charge uiod- 
erste— $1 perda . [v.inlicmj J. ItlNKLK. .jr.. 
J Iti.NKLK S« . i*r« piietor. Superintendent. 



MRS. E. A. WHITRIUGE A: CO., 

MANUKACTUkKKS of .Masonic Clothing aud Odd- 
FellowH* Kei;alii\; also Ke^ali'i for leniperauco 
and other So -lcties. Masonic Chapter Itobcf" and 
Clotliint; mad- to order. Udd Fellows' Lodfics and i-.n- 
ranipuients TUtt^ up at lowest prices. JewtN aud Km- 
blems turmrhed 10 order. No 128 Wahiut street, Fast 
Siilo, up stairs abore the Masonic Temple, Cincinnati, 
Ohio. t2u12 ly 



C. F. JACKSON, 

IT^ASHIONABI.K CLOTHl.NG, Wholesale and Ke 
^ tail. 199 Kin r street, Charleston, S. C. 

PAVILLION HOTEL, 

ClIARUtSTON, S. C. 

C^ORNERofMoetintrand Hazel Stts. H. L. BUT 
J TKKFlliLU, Proprtelor. •lyl 



UNITED 



STATES 

AUtit'iiTA, tjLO. 



HOTEL. 



DOBKY * MOSHKU 
change Hotel, Louisville, Ky. 



l*r-.prielorfl, formerly of Kx- 



ffl. W. BAKER 
Attorney and Counselor at Law, 

Cn.tPKL Hill. W.wiiin'JTos Co., Tkkaj). 

WI.L attend to any ttusinesa connected with hli  
profevsiou in W^st^.m Texas. Special stlenlion 
i( -n to the collection of Debit and Laud BiMines^ 
L Lple reference given when requireij. Tiudyl 



MASONIC APRONS. 

''I'^HK unden^ijfutM offers lor fale to the Craft a style 
X of .^lnsonic Apron which has l «en extensively u^ed 
ill -ome sections of the country for two or three  t-ars, 
\nd meets with universal commendation. Thiii Apron 
is iiuuJe of the finest Lamb Skin, linc l with White and 
triuimi'd with Blue .^ilk— 1« beautifully stamped in Gold 
with the -quare :tnd C"nipa.*s, and i- prtmouni-ed a.i one 
of the moxl beautiful and appropriate Aprons iu use In 
or ler lo jrive it a more uiii%4Tf*ai introduction, the price 
w Df'W r duce-J t-i $1 5U eich, or %\h per dox  n. .S'lit- 
pt » will be si iit by mail. po? tage paid, on the receipt uf 
$1 75. t. rders to be ajdressed to 

CIIAULKS C. HArtTKY. 
▼2ult 3m Portsmouth. N. jl. 

dj* I YKaK made by any one with JtOSten 

*h) 1 J^yjyj'W t4 i lt  Silver modal awarde 



FAR.II FOR SALE* 

TIIK undon iifuwi ofTeri  for sale, at the roduced prlre 
(if $'25 per acre, a farm of Four Hundred Acres, situ 
■X ^!^\ in Fulbm county, Kentucky, on the Line of the 
lobile and Ohio K iilro ul. Dow iu active operation, and 
I'll miles eait of Hirkuma. Two HiindrtHl ana Twenty 
\cre8 of it are cleun^l an-1 undi r go^si teiices. D»elHni 
40UJM* i ut fx u»ieK. kc. in abundance, and ot gwxl work 
i;insiup Iherr is no better tract of -land in the State, 
nd he will /iye reiutunable credit tor a portion of ibe 
lUrchase money. Address 

SAML O WAR FORD, 
Itefer trt Rob. Morris, [mrl titj State Line P. O.. Ky. 



ROBERT F. GREEN & CO., 

f ^OMMIS.-ION AND FOUWAKDINO .MBdCUANTS 
and Ueulers in Geoerul MerclianUi^, Sfiblne I'ltss 
I'eaad. v«n7yL 



pies »-enl Ire*;, 
v2ully 1 



Sam- 
J FCi LAM. 
Springfield, Vt. 



FRANK MAUDEN, 

rVrnOLKSALB an.l KeUil Dealer in Rfxiks, CTiesp 
?V Pub i -aUoiis. S(atti u  r . TheatricAl PUys, New.«. 
papers, Miucatiinw, Ac. y" Third street, betwwn Mar- 
ket «iid .lellerson. 

All New I'ublicHtlons r**ceive i as soon as i^ned. 

Country orders ati«nded to with the almost prompt- 
neMuud dispatch. r2n6 ly 



EDW.IRD JEWELLf 

II/'ATTHMAKKK, at Wolf A Durriniier's. Corner 
 \ Fifth Hnd M .rket Stnvts. would rofpectfuUy 

htare to inform the public that be is, by the aid of oDti 
I the httest improve-l Wat/'h Lathes, nod a practicil 

koowle Jge ot' bis Imslnosa, prepared t'l give entire fatlf** 
iction U  nil who may entrust him with their patron- 
ge. All work warranted as represented T2n8 

KDWW MOMUS. C ». KCULU. 

EDWIN nORRIS &. CO., * 

J17H0LKSALK DKDOGISTS, No. »43 Main stwet. 
fVuiween Fifth and Sixth, l^ulsville, Ky. All 
Kinds Of ProJuce Uken at high market price. t2d6 



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LETTEIM FIIUM lilttAT ISUITALN. 



BY BKO. El.ial£A D. COOKE. 



BiiisTOL, Enui.and, March 9, 1800. 

I returned licre tlie afternoon of yesterday 
to visit the Lodge ol Instruction in ihis city, 
and also to have an inierview with Brother 
Hodges, a teacher of languages, who, with 
his laiuily, has lived several years in the 
city of Jerusalem and oilier parlsof the Holy 
Land. This evening 1 visited the Lodge ot 
Instruction, and a most pleasant one to me it 
was. The Lodge concluded their regular 
business by the I'resident reading an arti- 
cle from the \'i/lce 0/ Mtixonry (,lnii. 1, 18011). 
entitled " The iilazing Star," by liro. .John 
Aug. Williams, of Uarrodsburg, Ky. .After 
a little comment upon the character of the 
article, they subscribed for the yoiee, and 
ordered the Treasurer to pay six shillings, 
the amount of the first year's subscription 
I thanked the Lodge in the best language I 
could command for this conipliiiioni to the 
Voiee, and begged to remind the brethren 
present that it was a mere waste of money 
to subscribe for a periodical and not use it. 
and suggested that one ariicle from the col- 
umns of the Vvice be read at each meeting, 
at the conclusion of the regular business, 
and ihat some hroihur be permitted to dis- 
cuss the merits of the article. 

Just as the Lodge closed, a brother in dis- 
tress presented himself for relief. This be- 
ing tlie first bona Jide case that had come un- 
der my observation, I was a lilde curious to 
see how it would be conducted, and stood 
aloof, looking on, to see what 1 could see. 
The result was both profitable and gralifyingi 
to me as an American Mason. Whelherthe 
distressed brother could speak English or not 
1 do not know, as 1 did not hear him do so 
ISro. Hodges being present, commenced the ex- 
amination in French: but, finding the broth- 
er was from I'oland, he changed the conver- 
sation into German. I wailed willi great pa- 
tience uutil they came to that universal lan- 
guage which all .Masons must understand. 
There is a certain part of il, however, which 
differs in England from that of .Scotland, Ire- 
land, or the United .States, and I have been 
given to understand that on the Continent it 
was still ditferent; but,i( this Polish brother 
can be taken as a true sample of the Conii 
nental Masons, I am happy to inform my 
American brethren that the part 1 allude to 
was given by him exactly as it is used in the 
U, States; or, inother words, the same appeal 
that will command the assistance of an 
American brother will also command the aid 
of our (ierman brethren. This 1 look upon 
as a very important matter, inasmuch as it 
is of a universal character; and I only re- 
gret that its esoteric character forbids my 
entering more into details, as it would deep- 
ly interest every lover of the insliluiion. 

SulurJai/, Miirch 10. — To-day I had a most 
interesting interview witli llro Hodges, at 
his house. This brother, as I have before 
ijtatcd, lived several years in the city of Je- 
rusalem ; and, being well acquainted with 
the language, he traveled considerably 
through the surrounding country, and mixed 
frequently with the natives. When 1 first 
entered his house he was not at home ; but 1 
was very 'well entertained by .Mrs. IIoJj;es 
and her little ones, some of whom were born 
in Jerusalem. This fact, that they  ^ere 
born in Salem, where our Most Excellent 
Grand Master erected the Temple whose 
name is inseparable from our Lodges, ami 
which every .Mason must be so familia"- with, 
was one that was diliicultTor me to realize. 
I was glad to have an oppori unity of talking 
with them. Kre long liro. Hodges m.-nlc his 
appearance, and the coiivcr.sat ion assumed a 
more business like tone. He still iiaa a 
Tived remembrance of the country ; and was 
very kind in pointing out, upon a map, such 
parts of the country as he has been in, and 
that which will most likely be my route when 
1 go there. He confirms what I have picvi 
ously learned from parlies who have traveled 
in that country, that, by living on economi- 
cal terras, it will cost about oue pound (%■ ) 
per day. He advises me not to go sotmer 
than October, as most people leave thai 
country in the summer, on account of the 
excessive heat, and as I should most likely 
find myself alone ; whereas, by going laie in 
the fall, I may find plenty of persons wail- 
ing to form parties. 1 don't know when I 
have been so much interested in a conversa- 
tion. 1 almost imagined myself looking up 
those tall cedars, as King Solomon's work- 
men did. Oh, how I long to visit the quar 
ries, the clay-grounds, and the passages of 
Jorilan! and, above all, the site of that Tem- 
ple 1 so often hear described I 

Ryi E, Isle or W iriuT, .■\pril 3, 18C0. 

Last summer, while in the metropolis, I 
promised the U. W. llro. Hyde Pulltu. Hep" 
I'rov. G. .M. of the Isle of Wight, that 1 would 
visit his beautiful island belore I returned 
home, and 1 have looked forward to the time 
when I should renew an acquaint .ince so 
happily begun. Thanks to fortune, I arrived 
at tlie'ery best possilde lime. This even- 
ing the omcers for 1 he ensuing year were in 
stalled, imd it is only necessary for nie to 
say that Bro. PuUen acted as Installing .Mas- 
ter 10 convince all those who know him that 
the work was well done. Not being an .Ac- 
tual I'ast .Master myself (only what they call 
here a Virtual one), there are certain parts 
of the installation ceremony 1 could not see: 
but what I did see I was much pleased with. 
The language is very beautiful : parlioiilarly 
when used by a man like Bro. Pullen. a pro 
fessional teacher, who guards everv word as 
the musician does his notes. Besides, Bro 
Stephen B. Wilson, of the Kmulation Lodge 
of Instruction, was present; and to botch 
any part of the work in his presence would 
be, as they say at l).\ford, "death without 
the benefit of clergy." 

Having disposed of the business of llie 
evening, we retired to the Pier Hotel, where 
with very good taste, we disposed of an ex 
cellcnt dinner. I liave been present at but 
Very few dinners that gave me so much 
pleasure as this. I would beg to remind Ike 
readers of the Vo'.cf, and niy American 



brethren generally, that Bros. Wilson and 
Pullen were among the first acquaintances I 
made after niy arrival in this country; and 
since then no eti'ort has been wanting on 
their part to advance my interest. If 1 have 
needed a letter of introduction, they have 
ever been willing to give it; whenever I 
have desired information of any kind, they 
have always been ready to couimuiiicate it. 
For these favors I can but bespeak for them, 
or any friend of theirs who may perchance 
visit the United Slates, a warm reception, 
and the kind atienliun of the biethreu dur- 
ing their sojourn. They have received the 
honors of the ci alt in the country whera they 
have so well earned them, and surely out 
brethren will not be wanting in acknowledg 
ing Ihe same, should an opportunity pre»eni 
itself. I have it from authority which I can- 
not doubt, lhat the I'lov. G. iM. said, when 
appoiuting Bro. Hyde i'uUeu, "he (the Prov. 
G. M.) was determined 10 appoint the best 
Mason on the island." As lor Bro. Wilson, 
he is so well known I will say nothing of liiiii, 
but give you the iiiscription on a splendid 
watch he wore this evening, attached to a 
massive gold chain. It is as Ibllows : " Pre- 
senleS by the members of the EniulatioD 
Lodge of Improvement No 318 to Bro. Ste- 
phen Barton Wilson, J. G. I)., in grateful ac 
knowledgment of his valuable services as a 
Mason, and in token of csteeui for him as a 
man. Jan. li'J, lSj8." % 

When I he loaves and fishes were disposed 
of, and the cloth removed, quite a number ol 
beautiful sentiments were proposed, warmly 
received, and responded to in a niaiiner gi ati 
tying to all present. In this, however, while 
1 admit that none better understand going to 
refreshment than our British brethren, yet 1 
do not think their arrangement of toasts is 
as good as ours, inasmuch as their form is 
stereotyped, while ours is left to the inven 
live genius of the brethren assembled This 
presents the advantage of having something 
new on each occasion. The feast endid at 
an early hour, and- ihe brethren separated, 
impressed with the sentiment: "Happy to 
meet, sorry to pari, happy to meet again." 

Newport, Isi.e of Wioiit, April 4, ISfiO. 
Having yesterday expressed to r ro. Pullen 
my iutention to visit this place, he agreed, 
with Bro. Wilson, to accompany me, and a 
carriage was iiutnediaiely engaged for that 
purpose. It being only eight miles, it was 
thought better lo have a private conveyance. 
Phis otfer I was not surprised at, as it was 
only a repetition or coniinualiun of the uni- 
form kindness I have received at the hands 
of these two generous-hearled Masons since 
my first arrival in this country, nearly a year 
since. The first movement, alter a good 
hearty breakfast this morning, was a long 
walk with liro. Wilson, while Bro. Pullen 
was attending to some domestic ali'airs. 
During this we had a long confab on masonic 
matters. When we returned the carriage 
was waiting, and ere long we were on Ihe 
road. To be in a comfortable conveyance 
with those with whom it is good to dwell, 
driving over an excellent macadamizeil road, 
free from mud or dust, through a beautilul 
quiet country, the atmosphere of which is 
truly bracing, is a treat one docs not enjoy 
every day, yet such has been my fortune 
this beautiful 4th of April. We were free 
from all cowans and intruders, and at liberty 
talk as we |«t,Mi.. uit - »nd, of  -^urt^a, yix, 
know, Bro. .Morris, the subject lhat occupied 
our attention. There was not much time to 
speak of aught but .Masoni-y. 

Our first stoppage was at tjie toll-gate. 
Here brother Wilson got us into a ditiieiiliy ; 
for although he has lived to rear five daugh- 
ters, each of ..whom has three brothers, yet 
he is as tull of Iiiu as any young man. and, 
whenever an opportunity oilers, puns circu- 
late freely. We halted at the gale, and the 
good woman came out for her (ee, when liro. 
U ilson said s ouiel liiiig to her about rabbits, 
for which she evidently has a serious con- 
tempt, as it caused her to draw her face up 
in such a manner that 1 know it required a 
considerable effort to get it straight again. 
However, we were permitted to pass on ; 
and, after a very pleasant ride, we arrived 
here. We called on liro. Hay, Prov. Grand 
Treasurer, who said he thought he could get 
a meeting of the brethren to hear nn eieni- 
jdificattou of the American work. Being as- 
 urcd of his efforts in behalf of lhat object, 
we pa.ssed on. and visited the Roman Villas, 
which have been recently discovered, a sub- 
ject which is attracting much attention at 
ilie present time. It is supposed lo be about 
180U years since they were inhahiicil. There 
is nothing but the Hoors, and, in some 
places, two or three feet of wall, and these 
are now hidden from view, having been cov- 
ered as a protection from the inclemency of 
the winter. At one corner there is a lesel 
aled pavement, about eight feel square, of a 
most beautiful description, Ihe workmanship 
of which amounts lo almost extravagance. 
There has been a small house or shed erected 
over il, and it is now protected by lock ami 
key. W hen permitted lo see it you stand on 
a platform several feel above it. 

Having speut some little lime here without 
discovering anything strictly masonic, we re- 
turned to the carriage, and the driver was 
ordered to take us to St. Thomas' Church, 
in which there is a pulpil with masonic em- 
blems upon it. This was the object that ex- 
cited most interest with me, and was the 
principal reason for my wishing to come 
here. The original building is saiil to have 
l)een built in the reign of Henry 11. The 
present building glands on the site of the 
original. It is situated due east and west 
The following extract from the Hand-book, 
by Samuel Benoni Beal. shows Ihe corner- 
stone of the present building was l-iid with 
masonic honors, .\ug. 21, IS-Vt: "Theofii 
cers ttud brethren of the several masonic 
Lodges assembled at their masonic hall at 1 1 
o'clock, when a Grand Lodge of the Prov- 
ince of the Isle of Wight was held, presided 
over by the Kiglit Worshipful Provincial 
tjraud .Master of Hampshire, and a proces- 
sion was afterwards formed, which pro- 
ceeded to Guildhall. At one o'clock His 
Uoyal lligliness Prince .\lhert arrived, in an 
opeii carriage with four grays, and Ihe Koyal 
Marine Band commenced the national an- 
them. 4lhe procession formed, and, arriving 






at the site of the church, the band ffled off to 
the right. The rest of the' procession entered, 
dividing right and left, to allow the Provin- 
cial (irand .Masters and officers to pass up the 
center, preceded by the banner and the 
Sword-bearer, and followed by the remain- 
der of the procession, until the whole had 
entered the inclosure around the stone. His 
Royal Hjghness, accompanied by the Mayor 
and ihe masonic officers, walked through the 
portal of the church tower, and positions 
",aken as follows. 

fulluisfe the order.) 
bounded by the corporation, Freema- 
" nd others. The children of the Blue 
were stationed on either side of the 
ce. After prayer by the Bishop of 
'iffster the mortar was spread by his 
Koyal Highness, the upper stone lowered, 
fhe architect then delivered the mail to 
the Provincial Grand Master, who gave three 
knocks, Ihe Chaplain at the same time in- 
voking Ihe blessing of the Grand .Archilect 
of the Universe, aiid the brethren responded. 
"So mote it be." The Provincial Grand 
.Master delivered the plan and tools to Ihe 
builder, for his use, after which he scattered 
corn, and poured wine and oil upon the 
stone. The Bishop offered up an appropri- 
ate prayer, the brethren again responding, 
"So mole it be," when the Provincial Gr. 
.Master announced to His Royal Highness 
and the .Mayor that the stone was laid. 

Ttu J'ulpit. — This will interest every lover 
of the craft. The back panel of the pulpil 
has twwwju^rs, with embossed and carved 
bacI.^ljMffl^'a Stuart court of arms, the dale 
of er^n _Io3G, and the crest of the donor, 
named Slira'i — a hand grasping a battle-axe. 
on a shield. Brackets support the book- 
tioard. Beneath are cherub beads. A peli- 
can feeding her young, from wounds sell-in- 
llicied on tier breast, shadows forth His vol- 
untary sacrifice through whom we were re- 
deemed, that blood-shedding which is the 
Christian's life-food. The body consists of 
two rows of panels, seven in each, and one 
above the oiher. The top scenes represent, 
by appropriate figures, the four Cardinal 
Virtues and three Graces ; the lower, flrum 
malica, with the letters of the alphabet in 
gilt — Diulteticce. holding something in the 
light hand I did not understand, an open 
book in frn» t, and the left hand behind, 
holding a bunch of keys — Rhetoricn, left hand 
on Ihe breast on open book in front, and 
someihing in the right band I did not under- 
stand — Muxica, lyre in the right hand, and a 
uiusic-book open in front — Arilhmrlica, hold- 
ing a clock in one hand, and an hour-glass 
in front, on one side these figures, I'JoS. 

0 .(2;l00, JDO, loot), 2587, of which I could 
find no one who was ablelo give an explana- 
tion — Gfomelrin, square in the right hand, 
and the compass held lo the breast wilh the 
left, and in front the plumb and level — .4, - 
trologii, in the right hand a sphere, in front 
an hour glass. The Hand book says the 
who'e .pulpit is in oak, varnished — the carv- 
ing rich and quaint. Thomas Caper was Ihe 
artist whose cunning chisel elaborated il all, 
ind his works yet speak of him. He " lies 
buried in Salisbury." 

I) tving seen all lhat interested me as 8 
Mason, we again stepped into the carriage, 
and gave orders to be driven lo Bro. Ways, 
by whom we were inveigliled into a room, 1 
think, about sixteen or eighteen feel square. 
wi^^Ybuge round table in :he center; and 

^fl^F^^^Vt^"* etttt-* r'i- I lie rt'uili-. wi  h a, ^icul 

ira^. leavily laden wilh cups, saucers, lea 
pots, bread and butler. &c., &c., &c , and 
the order given to eat, drink, and be merry. 
However, \vc were informed that a meefing 
this evening was impracticable, in conse- 
quence of Ihe volunteer movement. In fact, 
the brethren here arc rather suspicious of 
our distinguished brothei (Louis Napoleon) 
i n the other side of the channel, and every 
one is deeply impressed with the necessity lor 
volunteering: and, of course, everything else 
must be suspended for Ihe lime. Even Ma 
sonry itself, in some places, is at stand 
still, because its members are volunteering, 
and they must be at drill every night. Hav- 
ing passed a couple of hours very pleasantly 
with, Bro. Way, the carriage was again or- 
derWl. and we were soon on our way to Hyde, 
getting back just in time lo join Mrs. Pullen 
andTTie rest of the family at a late supper 
.\fter a day of masonic pleasure, that can 
never be erased from my memory, and a 
very pleasant evening's chit-chat. Pro. W il 
son and myself departed to the hotel where 
we were slopping, myself conning over these 
beautiful lines: 

*' I K" when eveninir cilds the Wei»t — 
I I'id tlie fdiiij n lieu — 
But tlope attain, by fortune t-lest, 
To tipvoU un bour wilh you !" 



London, April 7, 1800. 

I left the Isle of Wight this morning, in 
company with Bros. Wilson and Pullen. ar- 
riving here about two o'clock p. M. And 
having secured rooms as soon as practicable. 
I lost no lime in changing my toilet, and gel- 
ting rcaily to attend a meeting of the Lon- 
don ^)dge No. 125, where I dined as the 
guest '*f Ihe W. M , Bro. S. B. Wilson. The 
Lods^v /Jis opened at five o'clock, there be- 
iii£3ti?en brethren present. I witnessed 
ilieconterring of the Entered .Apprentice's 
degree, which was done wilh an impressive 
effert upon the recipient, fort unate to receive 
his first lesson from so intelligent and expe 
rienced a Mason as the present W. M. of the 
LofrtiTn Lodge. 

The regular work of the evening being dis- 
po.aed of, the Lodge was closed, and the 
brethren adjourned to re assemble in another 
room for lhat recreation which so commonly 
follows the labors of the masonic votaries in 
ihislerfuntry. As soon as the brethren had 
gratified their appetites by disposing of one 
of those excellent dinners which Bro. Eg- 
lingion, of the Freemasons' Tavern, serves 
up. the W. M. gave the usual toasts for such 
occasions; and, when proposing the health 
of the visitors, coupled it with the name of 
Bn»v.J5lisha I). Cooke, of Kentucky, U. S., 
aiid said he had on sevq^l occasions met 
this American brother at masonic meetings; 
that he (Bro. t^ooke) had come to this coun- 
inyfeiiihe purpose of ascertaining the true 
swem" Masonry in Great Britain; that they 
were glad to receive him amongst them, ana 



tendered him a hearty welcome ; and that he; 
(Bro. Wilson) was sure, from what he had 
seen of Bro. Cooke, that when he (Bro. 
Cooke) returned home he would report truly 
and correctly of Freemasonry in the mother 
land, and desired Ihe brethren lo drink a 
bumper to Ihe health of the visiting breth- 
ren. Bro. Cooke replied in a short speech, 
expressing sincere thanks on behalf of his 
fellow visitors, and also for the two hundred 
thousand workmen in the United Stales 
whom he had the honor lo represent. After 
a few other toasts, and some very pretty 
songs, Ihe Lodge closed at an early hour. 



To AVI olc»ale Dealers in Jewelry. 

A. HAVWARD, ■im Hroailway, New York, 
TV • ntaiuiriieture:} all kinds of Jewelry, Lotkelfl, 
BrueeletB, Stuil.t, |{|ittoii», Kiii^s, Pins, t'liuriiii*, Mu- 
soiiic, 1. O. of O. P., Fireniaiis, .Sons of Malta, and 
all kinds of Emblems, Masonic Marl 8, etc. 17yl 



inASUIS'lC HAI.L, CAllPETING, 
And Cliurcli Curpolingi 

Ok the Acbcrn I'ltisoN AlAsorAcTORV, 
(KstalAUIiea by Josiah UarUr, 

OF appropriate Designs and Colors, manufactured 
to order, ut Irss Umn unuai ruUs. Samples sent 
on appticutiou. Address, C. £. B.AKLiEK, 
a Si Auburn, N. Y. 



IXin. ADDIS, 

MANTFACTtlRKU OF .MA.SONIC CLOTHIXO. Majt 
ter .Mason, Huyal Arch. Council, and Knit;tit Teni- 
Street Llothiiig. and t"t stunie. Also .Icweli*. Car 
pctx for niue Liwtge. Chapter, and Council. Gold and Sil- 
ver Triinmin)!.- of every uesi-ription. No. 48 Sixth Street, 
Dear Walnut, Cincinnati, 0. y'i ly 



EXCELSIOR PARAFFINE OILS! 

IjXtR burning and Lubricating, free from offensive 
odor, at .No. 97 Walnut Street. Cincinnati, O. W e 
invite a ccniparative trial with any ninnufactiiring es- 
Inhlixtinicnt in America. We warrant our Oilf; to be 
equal, if not Kujierior. to any in the market. vvt  invite 
tho^e in the city and vicinity to call and examine for 
ibem^elves. 

^n^fn persons ordering from a distance, eatiafaction 
guaranteed in all cases. 




A(ldrc8#i 
C. U. II *SK1N, Aqent, or 

A. fl. HOIHIKS. TRF..\ 1 HER, 

Kaoawba C. M. inl Mao. Company, 
97 WaJuut Stretfl, Ciuciunati. 



• BENJ. A. FLOOD, 

MAXUFACTUKKK of Veuttmn Bliuds and Show 



lUASONIC JEWELKY. 

HKNRY V. KLIA8, (surpcpsor to .1. Dnifwsr,) deak-r 
in Jewelry and Silverware. Manufricturef ami 
ha.-* on band, a tul\ nwortnient of IxHi^e. I'hnpter, and 
hnrnuipiueiit JeweU, ^eali« lor Lodges, - aiid Mu^ouir 
Marks. W atch Key.-. )Un^» , I'ins; Ac. 

I*rice of Lodge Jeweln. $40 and $45. Heavy 

SiivLT I'luted Jewfls, 11 jiiwefi, wamtnlijd not to wear 
oil for ten years. $2ft. Chiiitter,lewclft plaiwl with (lold, 
$ati. U^ea^t I'late^ for II. 1'.. $15, $Zit, S:i5. and $ 4). 

N. 11. reiH)n8 ordering gootjs can have tbeiu sent by 
mail at our risk. Address orders to 

•v:iyl n v KbI AS, Cincinnati, 0. 



GENERAL. LAND AGENTS. 

IB. ItOVLK & CO., Warrenphurg. Mi«sotiri, will At- 
• tend to buyinfE and ttelling laud;*, paying taxett for 
noii-re^ideu(9, renting; and collectint; reuU: invef^tigation 
of land titlcf, pirinw informatioD of lauds in .Mi  ^ouri, 
Iowa. KanfaiiHnd Nebrai'ka. t2 d4 yl 



JOHN r. IIAUVEY» 

MAM'FAn UltKK of Vi-iMti^.n Btind.«,49fi north (tidf 
of Mart et street, between Second and Tbird, over 
Watiion Al StoufTfr'e Furniture Warfc r" ODi.«, l.x uiHTille. 
Ky. Old Bliiids He paint*^ and 'Irimmed. Teriuii 
c-u.'*b. - apl 1-inj 



A. AV. KOATH, . 

MERCHANT TAILOR.— Laie of tlie firm of .T. L. 
liep)fu &. Co , and principal culler in tbat bouse. 
hnfi talc-ii and retittffl the suire. No. 101 Fourlli Street, 
let^een .Market Hrid Jeller.son, east side, where be «ilt 
be pleH«i-i| to pee hiw I'M cu^^t' miT^. 

liarDintit««u4 4«* «Lu: ^lUMLociurs, luid a g^mn^nt^eii 
in all caaw. T2Q4yl 



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SYLVESTER THOItIAS« 

ERCHANT TAILOR. .\o 3. Louisville Hotel, kpep*- 
constantly on baud a full ns.«'^rtDieut of the t:ue.-*t 
Cloths. Ca^r^imeres. and Vehtin^s. wbicb ivitl L e made to 
order at phort notice, and in the nn-st lii.«bionaI)le styles, 
•titii the best wurkiiiiinsbip. ilaviug an experience ot 
twenty fi\e years in tbi-* t ity, I can assur*- wy ftieud!* 
and the public that noUiing ahall be wanting to render' 
entire fljiti fHCtif n. 

Uents. !■ urninbiuK Goods : — a full stoi-k of Shirts, best 
uiMke; Underwear— Siik, Wool, Merino, Ac; (iUivcf*. 
Hosiery. Suspenders. Crtivats, Neck-Ties, Scarfs, and a 
variety of !^fM^d^ adapted b» man's  -uinfort. 

Al.-o. A full sttx k of Clothing, made in tb»? best man 
tier and most fiusbionable styles, kept cousaantly on 
band, T2yl 



WATSON HOLSE9 

F. MOOKE & CO., Proprietors, Market street, 
• Nasht ille, Tenn. ^ 



COLE^S HOTEL, 

[7V)RMERLY known as the Linn House, on the comer 
r of hiifblb and Main streets, hnn U-vii R-fitted en 
tirely new, in a superior style, and is now open for the 
accommodation ol the puMic. 

A sbureof the public patrouHKu in respectfully solicited. 

Loti-tViLLfc, Kv. T-yl A. OoLH.. 



CHARLES S. COOPER, 

THE only Pracii  al Uilder in tlie Ci'y. Manufacturer 
of l.^king Glass, I'ortraiL, and I'icLure Frauie«. uu 
hand or made to order. No. Wo Third street, next to F 
IMa(ide^'^ U'-ok Store. 

N 1;.— I'riiit^, bu^int-ss. and Steaml-^iat Curd- Strained 
and Varni: lu-d Old Oil I'ldotings restored almost equal 
to neu, and old Frames regilt. v;!ii4yl 



tiOKNFJl of .Main and Lower Fir^t streets, New Al 
/ bany. lud. The proprieior re-pet tfuliy announce  
lo bis friends and the pui tic generally tbat be bns ta 
en the nttove Hotel, and titU-d it up in superior st\le. 
with eiiiirely new Furniture lk-d liiit;. Jkc. wbii-b makes 
it compare Mitb any other Ilou-e in the city |4)r Voni- 
lorl. It i eiu): Incated in the renter ol ttie biisines'i part 
 tf the I'ity, uiiiUe.ii it the uios: conveiiient fnr Ktran.iers 
and businessmen tosiopai. TLe Table ulwajs iiUpplie-J 
Willi the best the market atTords, aud everything dune lo 
make bis guests lect at home JAd KINO, 

New Alba.nv, Lvd., IhiM. [vinll Omj Proprietor. 



LOt'IS%'ILLE, N. ALIff.lIN V A^U CHI- 
cugu ICuilruud Coiiipunj • 

ISCO. SUMMEK AHR\M;EMK.\T. 1S60. 

•*HRKE DAILY TI{AIN^ to Cincinnati and Pt Loui^; 



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Cnrs for Cbicago. St. Louis, or Cituinna'i. B:ijr':*ge 
t'becki'd Throu/h. Throujjh Ti "kets for sale in L -uis- 
ville. No. 555 Main stn-et. and iit the Conipanv's Offices 
in New Albany, Mi-hi_' tn City, and Chieago, for all the 
principal points in the Ka^'t and Northwest. 

K K. RICKKR, Su) eriutendent. 
SuPT.'a Office, New Alhant, April 23, IStK). [vinll 3m 



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ll classes for transacting their busint sa acconiing to 
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Bar. For sale by G W LOMhRTSON A CO , 

66 Ftjurth street. l.,ouisvtlle, Ky. 



FRED* U'EBBER COm 

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GUM Elastic House and .Meunit)out Roofers, Whole- 
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Voice of masonry and tidings from the craft, 1884-01-03

8 pages, edition 01

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