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THE RITUAL 



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CHART OF FOREST. 




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Batcred ueocdiac to Act of the PwliaoMat of Canada ia the tmt 
"•'•t*^ 2! ^"^ omer of the Woodaiea ^ WoSJ^ 
X^oadoB, Caaada, -t the Departaiwit of AgrfcataJe. 



The Ritual. 



OPENING. 

[ThcC. CghrtsiR.1 

C. C.—Officers take your stations. E., you 
have my authority to receive the grip and exact 
its words and the annual words from every person 
present. 

E. — C. C, I will search the F. and permit 
none to remain except he be a qualified S. 

sssa f« iSTbT^' ' «cog»iti«i cm •»! th. 

E. C. C, I have obeyed your commands 
find aU present quaUfied tQ ^% with us, (St^ 
port anjf not qualified') 



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and 



.u ^' ?;"^^***' * ■«'>-S». . ariw and give to me 
the working rign of Wt. Give »e the .^iti^ 
^L, \'°»^- Give me the warning .ign of 
ilence. It. answer. The .ign of «fety Tad- 
vance and .peak. lu an.wer. Give me the 
^utation «gn lu an«ver. Give me the rig^ 
of d,«re«. It. an.wer. Repeat the di«rS 
wc^s Now face each other by^two. .«1 ^ 
phfy the coin te.t and word.. ExempKfy the nip 
S^noT^ AJLface, and together'gi^ the a 

A. L -C. c., the Ss. wiU silentiy and rev- 
erenUy bow thdr head, and in «lf^mmonion 
vow to throw a<nde the care, and trouble, of the 
ontade world and concentrate their thonghu npon 
the b«s,ne« of the honr. that avari«, idlUhi^ 
«nd hatred may be forever baniAed from the 
councils of Wt. 

(All. with bowtdlK«I»«.i,d *,« far, h,„j,,^j 

C. C— S.. of Wt, .y your alent communion 
yon have agnified your intention to exempUfy th^ 
sentiments and teachings of our order. Let the 
sincerity of your meditation, be i»oved by har- 
monious action in aU the transactions of this con- 
vwtion. The fflgh, and th« moaning, of the 






d«rtWMed and the groan, of the dying, which are 

.!^ °*; ""f"^ "» ^"' ♦•>« solemiiity and 
"nporunoe of the duty of the hour. There should 
be no foes lurking in the F. of Wt. but here 
•honld be found the weU instructed W.. ready and 
wiUing .t ril times to demonstrate to the-^ worid 
tbe excellenaes of our chosen fraternity. 

l..». ^f .°"° '"° ** * *""• S- «•"" ••• «"> school 

h.s obligated feUows. tet us .U determine so to 
act that peace, harmony and plenty may be as- 
s««d. I( we should be tempted to speak Ul of 
our feUow Ss or of their families, let n^member 
that silence is golden ; and in onr actions this 
n^ht may we make dear the paths leading out 
^« F. that we may be able to part Jth a 
«mle a word of cheer and good will from each 
one,toaU. We wiU sing our opening ode. 

(Openlas Ode Ho. i n., u hm tatroduMd.] 

„«rJ.^' ^i^'/ ^"°^ *•■'* ''"*«■- ""Mem of 
punty, of hfe, of power, of progress. I pour this 

pure water back to earth in memory of our deceased 

Wi Z f "' *''"' sympathy and benevolence 
freely bestowed, while we cover their shortcomings 



with the mantle of sweet charity. E., make 
j?roclamation that this G. is opened in form for 
business. 

K. - By request of the C. C. I make prodam- 
ation that this C. is now opened in form for 
business. W., give the signal to the S. 

S.—(6ive8 jp, Hi.) 

W.— The signal has been given. 
C. C.-Y^»t»» 1 R.) 




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ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1. Roll Call of Officers. 

2. Reading of Minutes. 

3. Bills and Commnnications. 

New Applications. 

Report on Applications. 

Balloting on AppUcations. 

Initiation. 

Reports of Standing and Special 
Committees. 

9. General Business. 

10. Elections and Installations. 

11. Social Entertainments. 

12. Clerk's Report of Collections. 



4. 

5. 
6. 

7. 
8. 



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CLOSING. 

C. C— (Gives 1 B.}—U., announce to the 
Ss. that I am about to close the C. 

U.—fBisesJ—Ss., take notice that the C. C. 
is about to close the C. (Remains standing.) 

C. C.—Ss., I am about to close the C. Are 
all satisfied, and is there anything left undone that 
cannot reasonably be deferred until our next con- 
vention? (If nothing is suggested.) 

C. C.-(Gives 8 HsJ—Ss., sing the closing 
ode. * 

C. C— (Advances to the stump ; and standing 
between stump and station.)— I now proclaim this 
convention of the C. duly closed ; but before we go 
let each S. grasp the helve of this axe and vow to 
keep silent when asked by other than Ss. to tell 
them of the transactions of this C. (All arise 
and form single line commencing tU right hand qfC.C. 
and move to axe, grasp handle and each S. shall say :) 
" I do so promise and vow," (and exit at pleasure). 



PROTECTION DEGREE. 






(This degree is the business degree of the Frater- 
nitff. Ofdy C. Cs., P. C. Cs., Head Camp Officers and 
duty authorized Deputy Consuls are authorized to 
exemplify it. Members receiving same are entitled to 
participate in all meetings of the C. for the transaction 
of business, and entitled to all benefits and to a monu- 
ment, if insured. Any number of applicants may re- 
ceive the Protection Degree at the same time, it beitig 
optional with the C. C.) 

C. C. — W., report if any be in waiting pre- 
pared to receive the Pro. Deg. of this fraternity. 

[The E. will place in the centre of the F. a stumo. with a 

5? I i i/„5^ .L-ii***?.** ^j?,***"*"* T"!'*'"' ?"<* " »«''«> Upon the 
A. I,. 8 sUnd a small silver dish containing oil. Upon the B 'sstand a 
glass of water. Upon the C. C.s stand a l^uman skull Each of the 
SSv may be furnished with a domino to be worn during the ceremony.] 

C. C. — E., prepare the F. for the reception 
of the stranger who may be in waiting to receive 
the privileges and mysteries of Wt. 

C. C— Clerk, re^'-e and collect the entrance 
fee from the can. in waiting. 



to 

C— The entrance fee is paid, C. C. 

tion, crc"' ''• " '° ''^'^ fo' his recep. 

and obl^f ihe ~rr'° "''^ »»«Jprei«« 

the F. aS asS t^' ffl^"" •'*°'""^ ^'^ '«» 
i- .V *" officers in instmctinir him 

« the mysteries of the Fraternity. ^^ 

in y<J;d;^tit ^ ^^ "^"'r''^ 
fill in-^.,^^...- , ™ ™tegnty, and after a care- 
im investigation, have votnl »/» .j~s». . 
F»tM^i»« Ti.' • ** "'■""■t S'o" "to this 

rratemity. Tins is a urefemwnf «» „i,- i. 
may weU hi. ™««j u - ^T"'"™*"' o« which yon 
ZuT^ f„ P^"'*' ""^ •«^<»-e yon can be fnUy 
qnahfied to enjoy the privileges of the Orders 
wm be necessary for yon to snbmit yonweiifto thl 
ceremony of intiodnction, which fs Sd^ to 
impre^ upon yon the importance of thbe^t in 
yonr life's history If vn« i.., T^ ° 

the F of W» ; '^ ^^' *"'8^'" "> •nter 
i^«ldbeL!2-tw" ""'^ '"""'"P" ■»°«ves, it 

renHiJTT^ f °" ^ <=" "ter yon are 
reqmred to make a solemn pledge that yon ^ 

keep inviolate the knowledge and mysteri«whS 



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may be ODmiiinnJcated to yon. Pause and con- 
sider weU before deciding the matter and then 
inform me if you will proceed. 
Can. — I will proceed. 

E.— Then repeat after me this, your pirfge 
of honor : I, „po„ my honor as a man, do sol- 
"inly promise that I will never reveal, except it 

the W. of the W. . aaythiag that may be this night 
oommnni<^ted to me, by which the ontside world 
TL^"t "^ knowledge of the manner or 
methods of receiving, obligaHng. or instmcting 
cans m the mysteries and works of this Fra- 
tonlty. 1 promise obedience to the wifl of the 
offices of this C, and wiU not attach to them 
any bhune for the acts or expressions during the 
ceremony m which I am abont to engage." 

door..llow.l«htOM"?'jSdS.SptoSJlfe,K't.''i "OPCTI"* 
a™ of en., «op.Mnimiideiil"." J^SyJfj ''°"' '""''* "Po" <*m,t 

. ^:~^f ' This man is a stranger. By 
what nght does he claim to be admitted here ? 

E.-He has been regularly elected, and has 



taken an obligation not to reveal that which 
be communicated to him. 



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W.-rheii let him proceed. 



and whutfi'^j^^-- ^'•- ''^'' '^-^er. 

theSs. ■* **■"»« for the C. of 

A. I,.-By what right has he entered the F » 

or expenence. ^ ®^' "®*r» 

and ^sUenT^'"" '*' "■" P"^*^ '^th caution. 

andpenet^t^ttSr^ir-"' '"'' ^• 
pass by the W of S-rd **"" ^'"^ '» 

a^a-r„^t-t^'"h:rrrdlhrs; 



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Jtiem ^hT!."* "' '^'^ ®»- «»«»Wed. take 
as^m «d bmdmg obligation before he ^n b^ 

Wted to remain. ^A ;rf«« rtW< « «. C c!^ 

W«^i&*«2P*!^"» *•*• »«ft luind oS?'th. f ?i5"**?'.l5'"« the other 
«■ right npon tlie Cn.'. leftihouldS.l **"* *^°- ■««* 

E—C. C, I present this Can. for obligation. 
C. C— Place him in the pioper attitude T>.t 
Z rr r''^ '^ ^«''» hand the^hel,^ Se a^^ 

say aftL r *h th '^^ ^""^ ""^ "" "^'^"<1 
W of rte w' ,„ .^ o^***"** °^ »''« S^ of the 

«Mii J sacred honor, and of my own free 

^:s^f' *'' ' ""'^ °°' •-» -i^" ^ 

nor expelled from, any C. of this Order • that I 

1^« andl^^'^"" *" '"^ •'-♦of n-y W 
cTn^iH?.- ;^''' *""" ^ '^^ f'-'tWullv obey the 
const.tnt.on. laws, regulations and requirements 
of th.s Fraternity ; that I ™U forever k^p S 



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whom I know to be of w«ound h«Uth, or of b«J 

der the good n«ne of any S. of this OideT^ 
t^ofany member of h« f,„ri,y, .„d^a" 

iTnt^JS";" !!? ^'^ '" '^"«' '»»' which 

wLtoti^ I •,r^'^.°'*° t*^ 8«>d name or 
r^ttUtion, I wUI remain aUent and give them the 

benefit of every donbt, and will defend themw 

Z,^ ? «°.*™*"""'' "^ oonsi«enUy do T I 
vnU fa.thfnUyg««i the interests of this C and 
of theFrafernity. and wiU pay aU just and I^ 
demands which may be made upL me LTe 
payment of Us expenses and beneficiary obligations. 
I will i^rerence the memory of deceased S. and 
wJl render snch assistance and sympathy to thdr 
dependent ones as my drcnmstenc^ and o^ 
tnm.es may justify, and I do hereby and h^n 
prod«m this to be my solemn obligation. whiT? 
sJiall keep inviolate." 

.W «/ o». «<*, o/^„mp.; Remove the hoodwink 

ttas C. This axe, an emblem of modem toU and 
progress, has replaced the ancient headsman's axe 
wl ch brought punishment upon the wrong-doer' 



Md W» h. btoodstaiM to remind ns tlut the pres- 
«rt gwerauon is more merciful ; and that the axe, 
wedge and the beetle, the implements of peace 
a^the do^ and oUve branch, the symbT^f 
pMce, more fnUy represent the sentiment of to-day. 
Mace your hands in this pure water to signify to 
>^t m tjUcing your obligation you Ce'l^ 
«Jwd with dean hands to enter upon your engage- 
^U .nfurtherance of the benevolent and «S- 
lent objects professed by aU disciples of Wt. 

ten. dip. fc„a. ta tlK ««, ,.d drfc. tlKm <» tow.,.) 

C. C— Place in your mouth a grain of salt an 
emMem of hospitaHty. In Wt. Zt. ^o^l "^ 

L^T^l'^l T^' " given to a Can. as a 

«nce«andh«reception«,idial. It will be neces- 
««y for yott to deposit with mea metal coin of^ 
denomination that you may have in your possei 
aon. as an emblem of your confidence, the S^ 
cance of which wiU be explained to you Tthe 

the A. L. for further instruction. 

E.— By direction of the C. C. I present t„ 
^^^obligated S. for further instruXraild" 



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A. h.'-fTakes in hand the v«smI of otf.>— I 
hold in my hand a token sanctified by solemn 
ceremonies of ancient times. Kneel upon your 
right knee, your body erect. Receive upon your 
forehead from the blade of this axe, the anointing 
oil. This I do to remind you of the sacred ties 
with which we bind you to this Fraternity. Should 
discord or trouble ever arise, pour oil, by your 
kindly words, upon the troubled waters, that the 
storms of )>assion may subside, and that peace, 
serenity, and harmony may prevail. Arise! I 
will give to you the words which yoii shall com- 
municate to the B. in a whisper, and which will 
commend you to his confidence and hospitality. 

E.— The Can, will communicate to you in a 
whisper, the words which he has received from 
the A. I^. If correct, he is commended to your 
hospitality. 

[B. hands Can. glass of water to drink,] 

B.— Refresh yourself with this pure water, 
celebrating thereby the cordial greeting with which 
you have been received within this F. Drinking 
in honor of a friend is an ancient custom, a custom 



wWch we ttlU follow ; but w$ pledge owr friends 
with pure water, an example of moderation which 
will be well for you to follow. There jnolnrking 
demon in a ghss of pure water, nor does its use 
bring sorrow or prematnre death. Xetmeadmon^ 
ish you to be temperate and moderate in all things, 
and remember that yon have been received within 
this F. with the token of pure water, which fitly 
symbolizes the teachings and objects of this Pr&- 
temity. The E. will now conduct you to the C. 
C. for final instructions. 

E.— I now present to you this Can. for final 
instruction. 

C. C.-^Maytaieinhuhandth0 9kuttandrteUe 
i^/oUtmnmgpoem; th%§ it opHonal,) 



I. 

Behold this skuu. ! How striking and how ttin ; 
Sid emblem of mortality ; No human skill 
IMscerns the thoughts that here did dwell :— 
A bliasfal Heaven, or terrific Hell, 
In startling imagery may here have found a pUce : 
Love may have found an idol in a woman's face : 
Or, bitter hatred may have reigaed supreme ; 
Or, ambition may have bmi iVf id|e dfe^in. 



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SE^ 'r«!*^'SS?Sijf"' >»»• kept • 
*"**««». let It be with ,00. 






When taking the obligation yon gave me thii 
coin, which I now return to yon. I received it 
from your handi aa a token of consideration. 
Every contract must be supported by, or import, 
a consideration to complete and make it a valid 
obligation. You have been admitted within this 
P. by certain ceremonies and obligations, and for 
the consideration supfdied by this coin you are 
now entitled to be instructed in the secret work, 
which I will now communicate to you. 



INSTRUCTIONS IN SECRET WORK. 

C. C— Dedring to enter a P. yon will advance to the 
outer gate and give an alarm which attmcto the attention of 
the 8. Yon will then give to him in a whiaoer yoni* name 
in full, the name and number of your Camp and the fint 

word of the Annual, which for current year ia 

Thew proving correct you will be admitted within the outer 
confines of the P. Clothe younelf in proper vegalU and 
advance to the inner gate and give two distinct raps ; these 
will be answered by the W. by two distinct raps. The W. 
will report to the A. I,., "An alarm at the gale." The A. 
h. will instruct the W. to inquire the cause of alarm. The 
W. will open the wickett and you will give to him your 
name, rank, name and number of your Camp. The wicket 
will then be closed and these facte will be reported to the 
A. L. who will direct that you be admitted to the inner 
confines of the P. if you aft in po88e8fi9i| gf the second 



word of the Aimnal. The wicket wiU again be closed And 
you will give this word to the W. in a whisper. 

On entering the F. you will advance to the S., face the A 
I,., and salute him with the working sign of Woodcraft ; on 
recognizing you he will salute you with the same sign, after 
which you will be permitted to take your seat in the P. 
Should you desire to cross or recross the F. while the Sov- 
ereigns are in session, you will advance to the S , face the 
A. L salute him with the working sign and pass on. 
Should you desire to retire from the F. while it is in Session 
you will advan^ to the S., face the A. I,., aahite him with 
the working sign and pass out Caie should always be 
taken in crossing the Forest never to pass between the S 
and the Station of the C. C. 

Should you desire to speak, move or second a motion, 
you wiU rise in your place in the F., address the C. C. 
salute him w.th the working sign, wait until you are recpg. 
nized, when you will have permission to speidc. 

When a vote is to be taken by baUot the C. C. wiU state 
to the Ss., "That a vote is to be taken on the appUcation 

^^^ for membership into this C." White 

balls elect, black balls reject. The C. C. will instruct the 
E. to prepare the ballot box and present it first to the A 
L. and then to the C. C. for inspection. 

The C. C. then deposits his baUot and the E. places 
the box on the S., and casting his baUot retires to his 
rtatitm. The Ss. then vote one at a time beginning on the 
right of the C. C. When aU have voted who desire, the C. 
C. dedawi tlw iHOlQt Ql^necl. Then the B. presents the 



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lK«,^totlieA.L.«idtheiitotlieC. C. for eutnina. 

r;\lf^!:*"** "*• ^' ^' ^" ~y' "A- I", how did you 
find the ballot ?•» The A. I,, will answer " favoiable " or 

unfavorable " as the case maybe. TheC. C. wiU then 
declare to the C. thesUteof the ballot. (In no case wiU 
the A. L. or the C. C. announce the number of black balls 
cast.) ^ ^^ 

\Wth his beetie the C. C. governs the Cam^ one R. 
^la the Camp to order, two Rs. caU up the Officers, thiee 
Rs. call up the entire Camp, and one R. seats all. 

8IQN8. W0R08. Aa 

I. The Working Sign is given thus 

a. Recognition Sign is given thus 

3. Warning Sign of SUence is given thus 

4. Sign of Safety to Advance und Speak is given 

thus 

5- SaluUtion Sign is given thus 

6. The Distress Sign is given thui . . . . 

7. The Distress World should be giv«i 

8. The Grip is given thus 

9. Coin Test is exemplified 

10. Camp Honors— Sub. Camp Honors (3 times). 

Head Camp Honors (6 " ). 
Sov. Camp Honors (9 •• ). 

Be mindful that you do not improperly use 
these signs and grip. Remember your vow never 
to reveal them. -You afe fuUy obHgated and in- 
structed in the Protection Degree of the W. of the 



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6ftlie W. Our emblems, the dove and the olive 
branch, symbolize peace. Our working toob ate 
the axe, beetle and wedge, characteristic impk 
ments and synbcia of Wt. The log is also an 
emblem of Wt. It is a relic of a mighty forest, 
felled by the hands of sturdy men, that it might 
serve ten thousand useful purposes and be convert- 
ed, by our j^ill, into places of shelter and of com- 
fort for our fellow-men. It also symbolizes a 
fallen S., who is borne to his last resting-place by 
loving hands who do not forget his dependent 
ones. We hope, dear S. , for by that term you are 
entitled to be hailed, that the initiation that you 
have thi» night received, and the obligations which 
you have taken to be a faithful observer of our 
laws, will be impressed upon your heart. 

And now, by authority of my office, I declare 
you regularly introduced into this C. as a S. of 
this Fraternity, and entitled to all its privileges. 
The E. will conduct you to the stump that you 
may receive the congratulations of the Ss. present 
(the C. C. thall give the Can, a formal inirodttetion to 
the C.) The C. will have a recess to congratulate 
the newly-introduced S. (GiveeS Rs.) 



INSTALLATION. 



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iI>poInt 
ro oflteer can be inatalled unlew he i« In 



!w .- ^Vj^orm^tdutv: l/either ic nkpn^wirt £e8c 
elert an inatallincirilteer. Nr -*" ^- . »•. sr .* *»? ««• 



C. C. — Ss. in the F., do any of yon know any 
reason why the officers-elect should not be installed ? 

♦«JJLS*JL*?*^**S?" i»*««» the n«*tter muit be inveitinited and de- 
termined before the officer qneaCtoned can be in*tall^^ 

* C. C. — No objections being offered, the Clerk 
will call the roll of officers-elect, who will advance 
to the stump, as their names are called, and, when 
all are assembled, shall retire to the ante-room. 

C. C— Clerk, are all the officers-elect in good 
standing upon the books of the C.; are they all 
free from charges, and have the required bonds 
been filed and approved ? 

Ci,BRK.— I find that all the offipers-elect are 
in good standing, free from charges, and their 
bonds have been approved. 



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C» C.-*l wiU appdnt S. — to act ad S. S. J 
lie will now retire to the ante-rocmi, aii4 oonduct 
the officers-elect three times arotnid the I^., and 
then station them in a circle about the stump, the 
right hand of each to be placed upon the left 
shoulder of the next officer, thus forming a circle 
of protection. 

S. E. — I will obey your commands. 

re C ■tatknui liiinaelf at ■tttmp h^dinc beetle in hia right tend. 
8. S. Cliall plMe in the tends of the o&er»«leet tte ToUowinK 
emMena :— In tte tenda ot the C. C. a human sknll ; tte A. !«. a 
vcaael <a oil; tte P. an amdlcation blailk and conadttrtion; tte B. 
a i^aaacrf water; tte Clen the Camp seal ; tte S. a diah of water 
and a towel; tte W. a cnp of aalt; tte 8. a drawn swotd ; and tte 
Mn. the jewels of tte Camp; to te carried in procession and to te 
d^vered to tte Installing Ofieer. b. B. arrangea oAeers in line, 
aocording to nvak, advances to door and gives a rapa ] 

[W. responds with a raps and opens door.] 

W. — ^Who demands admission to the P.? 

S. E. — ^The officers-elect demand admission 
that they may assume the stations to which they 
have been elected. 

W. — ^Then let them enter and pass about the 
F. in procession, and journey to the stump, that 
they may be installed in due form. 

S. E.— Forward ! 

[Paaa three timea around the P., and form a drde anrroonding 
tte atump. Bach deUvera the article in hia tend to the C C, who 
places it upon the stump, the <rfteers«tect eadi places hia right tend 
upon the left ahoalder of the next officer, making an unbroken circle, 
a. B. standing in tte rear.] 



C. C. — Oftcen-dect, the Ss. of tliis C. fepos- 
iiig confidence in your zeal and integrity, have 
been pleaaed to elect you to serve them during the 
coming year in an official capacity. When you 
were made Ss. of this Fraternity you took a solemn 
pledge to be faithful to your chosen craft ; your 
vow was accepted as a pledge of honor thati^ould 
' >e sacred ^u the eyes of all men. We do not now 
exact from you any further vows or pledges, but 
simply remind you of those which you have already 
taken. The importance ot your preferment by 
your C. is greater than the thoughtless might sup- 
pose. You are to be empowered to carry out the 
wishes of the Ss. of this C, and to enforce its laws 
and the laws of the Fraternity When death 
comes within our ranks, when the loving heart 
ceases to pulsate, when the strong arm falls help- 
less by the side, and when the willing mind loses 
its activity, and nothing remains but the tenement 
that must be placed away from human sight, then 
it is that the confidence of a S. in your integrity 
and sincerity is supreme, for he will go hence 
confident that his loved ones will receive S3rmpathy 
and protection at your hands, and that under your 
direction his last resting place will be marked by 
the honorable emblems of his chosen craft. The 



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reputation, credit and standing of this C. will be 
in your keeping ; harmony within the P. will be a 
certainty if you act with judgment, moderation 
and charity. Let oil be poured upon troubled 
waters, but do not flinch from asserting and en- 
forcing every action which the Ss. in their judgment 
decide to be for the best interests of the C. And, 
now, do you each accept the office to which you 
have been elected, and wiU you faithfully perform 
its duties to 'the best of your ability ? 

A1.1..-.I will. 

C C— -Then each kneel upon his right knee. 

beetE?nd2y to'JaHTn? -l*^ **' ^^^^ '"****" ^^*^^^r with 

In Mind and Heart. In mind and heart you 
should serve your Camp ; ever on the alert to 
remember every duty, to be sympathetic to those 
who need gentle words and advice. Arise, officers 
of the C, and listen to my words of instruction. 
(Give* lit.) 

Sen., I place upon your breast this jewel of 
your office ; let me admonish you to guard well 
the portals of this C, that eavedroppers and 



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meddlers may get no knowledge of the P. Take 
this sword of defence, and proceed to your station. 

W., I place upon your breast this jewel of 
your office ; do your duty, be exacting in requiring 
the word, and admit no S. except he be in good 
standing. Place in your mouth this grain of^salt 
and go forward to your station. 

£. , I place upon your breast this jewel of your 
office ; your duties are such that you can, by care- 
ful attention, assist the officers in doing good and 
faithful work in guiding and introducing strangers 
into our P.; you should convey communications 
promptly, care for the badges and regalias, and be 
ever in readiness to do all in your power to make 
the meetings pleasant to aU who attend. Dip your 
hands in this pure water and assume your station. 

Clerk, I place upon your breast this jewel of 
your office. Into your hands we deliver the books, 
documents and seal of this C. Your position is 
one of great responsibility. One careless act 
of yours might cause a S. to lapse his mem- 
bership unwillingly, and, perchance, , deprive his 
dependent ones of their inheritance. Be exact 
in your transactions, and see that remittances to 



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the H. C. ai^ made promptly, and thna ao com- 
mend yourself to the Ss. as to deserve their com^ 
mendation. Take this seal and assume your 
stotion. ' 

B. , I place upon your breast this jewel of your 
office. Guard weU the treasury of this C- be 
exact, prompt and dignified. The C. gives you ito 
confidence, and you should endeavor lo merit it. 
The wedge, the symbol of your office, is yours • 
use it as a bue W. should. Take this glass of 
water and assume your station* 

Mgrs., I i^ce upon the breast of c;8ch of you 
the jewel of your office. You are the auditors of 
our treasury ; theonly standing amimittee of the 
Ci You are expected to act with conservative 
interest in advising this C. and in guarding its 
property and investments. Do your duty fearlessly 
and weU. Take your seats at the left of the C. C. 

Phy., I place upon your breast the jewel of 
your office. Your preferment is an honor of no 
small consequence, and much depends upon your 
courage and fidcHty to the trust. Do not permit 
friendship to influence you, but hesitate not to 
expose weakness and defect wherever you find 



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them ; act firmly and decisively, and this C. will 
stand by yon. Your presence at all meetings of 
the C. is desirable. Take your seat by the side of 
the A. L. 

A. L., I place upon your breast the jewel of 
your office ; the decorum, entrances and exit^^ 
the F. are in your charge. The efficient perform- 
ance of the duties of your stotion will add much to 
the i^easure and comfort of the Ss., thus making 
our meetings pleasant and attractive, a result 
gieatly to be desired. Take this vessel of oil and 
also this axe, and thus equipped advance to your 
station and do your duty. 

C. C, I place upon your breast this jewel of 
your office. Highest in authority, you are the last 
to be clothed with its emblem. Your associate 
officers have now taken their stations, and it re- 
mains for you to assume command, and maintain a 
general supervision over the affairs of this C. I,et 
me admonish you to use your authority with judg- 
ment and hesitate not to act when duty calls ; see 
that every officer does his duty ; firmly remind Ss. 
who may be disposed to be wayward or careless, 
that they tread upon dangerous ground. I deliver 
to you this emblem of mortality ; place it upon the 



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log of your sutkm. I deliver to you this beetle; 
proceed to the head of the F. and call the Ss. to 
thetr feet. (C, C. givm 8 JU.J 

INSTAUJNO Oppicbr.— Ss. give to your offi- 
cers the C. honors. I now declare the officers of 
this C. duly and regularly instaUed into their 
respective sUtions and I commend them to the 
confidence and courtesy of the C. I^t silence be 
their watchword when tempted to hasty words and 
may good will and exact justice be their guiding 
stars. The officers now clothed with full authority 
will attend to their respective duties. (Givn 1 R,) 




3« 



INSTITUTING. 



*rf JF^HaS^ J?/^»*** ■'S?' "»• ^^ *?«*'«• ''^"i*. ▼w**! of nit. 
oroII.caporwateraadliiunaaife«ll.] «•■-•*. 

Instituting Ofpickk.— One more C. is now 
added to the galaxy of Cs. of the C. O. of the 
W. of the W. C. C, I deUver to you the Pro. 
Deg. of this Fraternity. I have directed that the 
Charter shall be forwarded to you speedily. The 
C. will be enrolled upon the books of the H. C, 
and the name of every S. will be registered upon 
the H. records. Your C. will now be in a position 
to shower benefits upon its Ss. and their loved 
ones. ]Ut its doors be forever closed to the un- 
worthy, but may they swing wide open to admit 
the worthy to participate with you in the benefits 
of our excellent Fraternity. Let your banners 
wave high above the storms of opposition, and let 
its staff be well grounded in confidence and hope. 



Let every S. be aUeat rather than apeak ttnjtiitly 
of sister Pratemltiet, but let your voices ring in 
praise of Wt. And now by the authority vested 
in me as the represenUtive of the H. C. of the C* 
O. of the W. of the W., I now prodaim this C. 
legally instituted and declare its Charter closed. 
It shall be independent in the ezerdae of all. the 
functions of a C, subject only to the Constitution 
and Laws of the Order, and the authority of the 
H. C. and its officers. (SeatUn mU ov$r thtthmp.) 
By the token of this salt ; (Ddivtn human thM lo 
C. C.) by the token of this relic of the grave ; 
(IHpB tk» btet't, am tmd wtdge in oil.) by the conse- 
cration with oil of these tools, (Ddivmn betiU to the 
C. C; axe to the A, L.\ wedge to M« S,J and by this 
libation of pure water (Drinke waUr) I dedare this 
C. now instituted and in the hands of its officera 
and Ss. (Oivee 2 B,) 




UNVEILING. 



<w. JSn5" u ?"»"«">«■» to complttcd sad placed at the «»•• .^ . .1^ 

PREPARATION, 
ncnt shoald ha cna£wjLjt-in. _ _ ^ "I*..©! the C The mooti- 

AT THE FOREST. 

beta,^ to be pjSSitStte J5:B':?d^^ 

^^ce».Urr?!?*S&!i^J!f?^^^ 

THE PROCESSION 
Shall be formed aa follows : 

Bandofmosic. To pUy dirges or eacred mwlc. 
The Mas. of Car., to wear a black baldric sasb. 
8a., with badges or tsaettea. 

B.with the llagorbaanerof thee. dimpedwitbwWto and black. 
Quartette. 

The Reader and the Orator. 

j-f.co-taij^wa5raa^h^cgsfSs^:^^ —' 



I. 

s. 
3. 
4. 

5- 

6. 

7. 



t silver water 



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8. C. C, havinc in hU lianda the beetle and lUver Teaiel contain, 
ins salt, walking between the W. and 8., each bearing a branch of 
palm or evergreen. 

9. H. C. Officers. 

la Relatives on foot or in carriages. 

AT THE CEMETERY. 

[The Cap. will form the Ss. abont the monument (securely veiled) 



the head of the 
relatives admit- 



and grave, fonninga wedge with the point beyond i 

.*?'*k^9°te "** opcew. quartette, reader, orator and 
ted within the wedge ] 

[In no event shall the Ss. remove their hats.] 



I THE CEREMONY. 

1. Band — Selections of sacred music. 

2. Quartette - Sing appropriate selection. 

3. C. C. — Esteemed Ss. and i^riends : It has 
been the custom for centuries to commemorate 
great events, and perpetuate prrand achievements 
by the erection of imposing and enduring monu- 
ments. We are assembled to-day to dedicate a 
monument, reared by willing hands and loving 
hearts, to honor the name and memory of a S. of 
the W. of the W. It is the fulfilment of an obli- 
gation, which all W. have taken, to protect the 
good name of a S. while living, and mark well his 
grave when dead. Standing upon this hallowed 
spot we are gjKl w4 sprrpwful; think of our 



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departed S. with tend'.rness, and while his good- 
ness we would magnify, bis short: (jomings we have 
buried in the dark recesses of fozgetfulness. 

We are here to honor his memory and give 
expression to our respect for those whom he loved 
best. We are the humble servants to exec^ his 
wishes, as a W., and unto him, and not unto us 
should be the praise for his wise forethought in 
conferring upon us the privilege of comforting the 
bereaved ones for whom he has provided. 

This cold stone which marks his last resting 
place stands like a faithful sentinel to guard his 
dust, and to indicate to the world his devotion to 
those he loved and to his chosen craft. 

It tells its story, though mute and motionless. 

The passer-by wiU pause and read the name 
of a good man and a true S. 

This will be an inspiration to the thoughtful 
to emulate his life, that the passer-by may become 
worthy of such a tribute. 

4- [W. and Sen. shall place branchea upon the grave.] 

5- [Qwrtette shaU sing the foUowinf PMneral 4n(l)^ 



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(Bold aonorous music.) 
I. 

^ KrlJfift?* ^**^ "***? Sovereign sleeps. 
His life was rounded true and wefi • 

A"AlTi° ^2^' '^^^ weeps, ' 
About the dark and sUent c5i. 

II. 

No pain, no anxious, sleepless fear 
ni^n!^**'* ^?"~ \ °° °°rtal woes, 
To trouble his serene repose. 

I m. 

^Th°o^*¥"^j:*° ^'^ *^« stone, 
B«;^ Pnendship's tears will often well : 
Th^« *"** Sovereign's heart, upon ' 
liiat name, is stamped more deeply yet. 

IV. 
So let him sleep that dreamless sleep, 

Be«fm?«'2°T clustering 'round his Cead ; 
Be comforted ye loved, who weep ! 
He lives with God ; he is not diad 



6. Reader recite the foUowing poem: 

I. 
Liki n^fff?^ « ""* *P*^* °' "portal be proud ? 

Man M^^ft^^^*' *v^"**^ ?' ^^« ^^<^» 
wan paa^etl^ frqui ill^ ^ Iji, ,^ 1^ y^^ ^^ 



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n. 

The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade. 
Be scattered around and ttMgether be laid ; 
And the young an] the ol<C and the low and the high. 
Shall moulder to dust and together shall lie. 

m. 

The infant and mother, attended and loved ; 
The mother that infant's affection who proved, ^^ 
The husband that infant and mother who blest, 
Each, all, are away to their dwellings of rest. 

IV. 

The maid on whose cheek, on whose brow, in whose 

eye, 
Shone beauty and pleasure, her triumphs are by ; 
And the memory of those who loved her and praised. 
Are alike from the minds of the living erased. 

V. 

The hand of the king that the sceptre hath borne ; 
The brow of the priest that the mftre hath worn ; 
The eye of the sage and the heart of the brave. 
Are hidden and lost in the depth of the grave. 

VI. 

The peasant, whose lot was to sow and to reap ; 
The herdsman who climbad with his goats up the steep 
The beggar who wandered in search of hb bread, 
Have faded away like the grass that we tread. 

vn. 

T^e saint who enjoyed the communion dt Heaven : 
^e sinner who dared to remain unfoigiven ; 
The wise and the foolish, the guilty and just. 
Have qnietiy mingled their bones in the dust. 



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VIII. 



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tS.* IS?****"^* goes like the flower or weed 

IS 2lSl^*"*^! ?*"*^ «^«° *>«>«« '^ behold 
To repeat every tale that has of ten been told 

IX. 

wf^^^t!?"'**^^" *^**>«« have 8e4n ; 
AmnSriSj* "^^ **'**"* ^^^^ "^^^ the same sun. 
And ran the same course our fathers have run. 

X. 

pS^"*^**.?* *"* thinking our fathers would think • 
a^^k f* "^^ *" shrinking our fathers wouJd ' 

?^A^**L!if!7*i"* clinging they also would clinir • 
But It speeds from us all fike a bird on tile winf. ' 

XI. 
^ey loved, but the story we cannot unfold • 
They scp««^ but the heart of die haughty is cold • 

S^JS*!:^^^^"iu°^ '^^ ^~°» theirslumSr mUl ^me. 
They joyed, but tiie tongue of tiieir gladness ^dSSb * 

XII. 

rttJ ***1J' aye they died ; we things that are now 
Sd^^ fn^""' *5^ 'S?* "^ over^heir brow" ' 
wSf f^ !t!? ^^Vl ^T"in«« a transient abode, 
Meet the tiungs tiiat tiiey met on tiieir pilgrinSge road. 

xm. 

Yea ! hope and despondency, pleasure and oain 
We mingle together in sunsfen^e andiStin ; ^ ' 

Q»?n ^i1 '*""**' t""^^^ ^' the soug and Uie dirjre 
Still follow each otiier like surge uj^n sui^e ^ 



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XIV. 

'Tis the wink of the eye ; 'tis the draught of the breath, 
Prom the blossom of health to the paleness of death ; 
From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud— 
Oh ! Why should the spirit of mortal be proud ? 

7. C. C. — Remove the veil; and let God's 
sunlight shine upon this tribute to our fallen S. 

8. Mat. of Cer. removes the veil. ^^ 

9. Band (aoft, sweet music; or the 

10. Quartette may sing some appropriate selection.) 

11. C. C. — ( fl^Uh beetle and salt vessel advances to 
monument and reads the inscriptions €Uoi*d, then strikes 
monument unth beetle and says :) I/)ve (Gives 1 R.^ 
Honor (Gives 1 R.J, Remembrance (Gives 1 B.J. 
(Then sprinkle salt upon the monument). By the 
token of salt, an element preservative, I dedicate 
this monument to the memory of S. (Speaks his 
name), as a tribute to his worth, erected by the C. 
O. of the W. of the W. He speaks tliough he 
be silent. 

12. A. I^, — (Advances with axe and oil vessel, 
strikes monument unth axe and says :) I^ve (Gives 1 
B.), Honor (Gives 1 B.), Remembrance ( Gives 1 B.). 
(Places bit o/axe in oil, and upon base of monument* 
and says :) thou anointed ; we anoint thy monu- 
ment ; our promises we fulfil. I dedicate this 



mondMent to the memory of S. (Sp^ki,n<»„) 
« . tab«te to h« WthW«» to inTZs. ^ 
by the C. O. of the W of the W. He soeaks 
though he be silent. «e speaks 

13. B AND ClARK.-fAdvane, with wedg^ 

""^ «•»»•>» Love r««. 1 S.), Honor r(?«». i7j 
Remembrance (6iv« 1 R.). (ci„k hold, gotl^t, B. 
pour, water into it, both dri^ a„d thm CUrk amUu 
'n'JT' ** """^"o*) B.-Wvi„g : omr de- 
parted S abcepted a libation of pure water to 
celebrate his acceptance of the principles of Wt 
D«id : we recall his virtues by a Ubation of pnre 
wato-. and showering his monument, we give it a 
baptism, and pour back to earth (Clerk pwr, water 
^ground) Ubations in memory of aU deceased Ss. 
I de<^cate this monument to the memory of S. 
(Speak, hu nam.). He speaks though he be sUent. 

theC.W^r''"^"*^""' Ss., together give 

i6.-~C C—May tlie lessons ot this occasion 
be impressed upon our hearts and may they be 
reflected in our Uves. We shaU leave this place 



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consciotis that one more obligation has been hon- 
ored. We know not how soon others will be called 
upon to pay the same tribute to our memory. 
This call from the busy scenes of life to contem- 
plate the certainties of death, should awaken 
within us a fresh determination to be faithful to 
our craft, devoted to our loved ones and always 
ready to answer the summons of the angel of 
death. I^t us weep with those who weep and 
rejoice with those who rejoice, and let us, as true 
and sympathetic W. , observe the teachings of our 
craft and be ever ready to defend each other from 
the shafts of adversity or misfortune, and to revere 
the memory of the departed S. 

17. Mas. of Cer.— Attention ! Again give 
the C. honors to the dependent ones of our honored 
deceased Ss. ! 

18. Cap. reforms the procession and all return to the P. 




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FUNERAL CEREMONIES. 

The "EOALIA. 

^11 -III be th. d„,. ^ .„, " °"**"""«l'rt,t."JC.'5;S2 p" 

the pm^or^jSr ,rr'!^ 1'" '"-""^ ^o^ 

««Pect to a S. oHhe c O '" *'«■»» acts of 
We are reminded th^!, °' ""* ^' »' the W. 

shallsorrowfullyplaatrtL "•/"'' ''''"^ ^« 
S. in the tomb, may we^r.^^ ."' °" '""'"ted 
that it may ^^"^ 1 j!^^"^''^ "^ tbel^^ 

"*■ ^' •■" now become my 



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dttty to appoint S. 



as Mas. of Cer. S. 



-, it will be your duty to arrange the pro- 
cession, and to attend to all the minor details, that 
no confusion may occrr, or the harmony of the 
ceremonies be disturbed. 



I also appoint Ss. 



as pall bearers. 



Ss., it will be your duty to bear the caskef and 
guard it upon its last earthly journey. 



I also appoint S. 



as Cap. S. 



it will be your duty to command the Ss. in the 
procession, under direction of the Mas. of Cer., 
and to see that they march with regularity and 
decorum. 

I now surrender my place to the Mas. of Cer. 
who wiU take charge of the further arrangements. 

h«dil? -n^'»1;.*!l^-S**"- iTT*" "" *»»*i *»•« »"• have the appropriate 

PROCESSION. 

I. The Mas. of Cer. with black sash, 
a. Ss. 

unAl2!l^^:^^L'!^i^l^,-^J^- C.. draped with white 

4. S. with regalia of deceased in his hand. 

S* Qaartette. 

6. A. I^. B. and Clerk, bearing respectively axe, beetle and wedge. 



FUNERAL SERVICES 

fltySi!/ ;S3jy "«5 o/ the family of the d«*i^ .. 

with those who mourn ,n/ ^f'' "* »«>'>"• 
'"^P. This hoM we • tl:;7 '^"' *^°* ^bo 
be identical with o^i^S ** " **"* ««' "ay 
the silent, lifde^ obl^^ /' T ""^ "^ ^ 
to-day, and every imX' ,^" "'»"' a« «d 
sympathy for tW ^^^ ^J""" ""^ « t"»t of 

They wiU looWrhuSj-^Chf "' '^ '^• 
hey will sigh for his voice but h^ T*" °°' = 
tmnes forever ; and vet mt' f • J^ *''*■"* ««"- 
be torgott^.' ^fj^-^yj"^"^. be shorn n<,t 
words shonld be reatl "^ """^ "'* ?'«•«■« 
upon which your LtaTtn ^'^ """^^ ««"» 
the fondest and mo^i^" ■°^^/° ^well in 

^^"im.edhisearthirrui'T^:^' 



battle of life has been bravely fought, and, like a 
true W., he has never been overcome by any 
obstacles in the path of duty. He has left a worthy 
heritage in the hands of his true and trusted Ss., 
who assemble this day to do his memory reverence. 
On this solemn and impressive occasion, we should 
pause and reflect upon the uncertainty of life, and 
the certainty of death. It is only a few days ago 
that our deceased S. was no doubt as confidently 
making his plans for future usefulness as we are 
doing to day. His heart was glad with the antici- 
pations of the happiness which the fruition of his 
plans would make certain, but all these anticipa- 
tions are never to be realized. The mind, thought- 
ful to design, and the hand willing to execute, are 
powerless for their task to-day. 

[The following poem may be omitted if thought best.] 

The poet has expressed this sentiment in 
glowing words : 

l4fe is the flower that blows, 

Death is the withered leaf ; 
Life is the grain as it grows, 

Death is the garnered sheaf. 

Life is the blazing fire. 

Death is the ash grown cold ; 
Life is the glittering spire, 

Death is the ruin ola. 



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Oe*th i» the long last ileep. 

-HAR«Vj.SH«ZAlfAN. 

brighter hopes than th^ oTX Jt "^ ""^ 
The odl, perfect book t^. 'ranatory nature, 
that " It is^t™ • ^ "* °^ <"^ »">rtal body 
corrupl'VSTr^,"-'';''-. " is raised in in'! 

.lory; ltis'sown\^:Xt'uT;,lLJ,rr' '" 
>t IS sown a natural body it is ra^ ^^ ' 

«an. Adam becaf'^lf.'' " '^"'" = " T'" ^^t 
became a m^^'l^^'^t'^J'^^^^i'^ 

fim Which is S^TJ; th^r v';. '>' " "°' 

then that which is Sritnai iZ'tt '" ""^"^ '■ 

the earth, earthy ; a^d i i^^h! h T " °' 

are thev al« ti,,.. T "^ heavenly, such 

tiiey also that are heavenly ; and. as we have 



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borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear 
the image of the heavenly. ' ' 

These promises are sweet to us. They fill our 
hearts with hopes of the glad, future provided by 
the great Creator for his people, where eternal joy 
will dispel the ephemeral sorrow of this short and 
troublesome existence. 

To you who sorrow, we can but say, that 
every heart here to-day beats in sympathy with 
your grief. Look up and not be downcast, for 
great good may come from this affliction, and, as 
we shall soon depart to lay beneath the clods this 
beloved form, let us forever place the mantle of 
charity over his misfortunes, and remember his 
virtues with a loving memory. 

Hymn (a f noeral hymn may be mag by the quartette. ) 
A. L. (Should ttand near head of easkei) — Like 
the trees of the forest, our S. has sprung into life 
—a prattling babe, a tiny shrub— has grown to be 
a man, like the vigorous sapling, around which the 
ivy and the vine have loved to cling and find a 
safe protection, and now like the tree he is cut 
down and the ivy and the vine feel the crushing 
blow. The tree can never on earth be their sup- 
port again ; but in that better Ufe, towards which 



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we cart onr longing eyes, there shaU be no o. J» 
Glad thought and sad rettosp^I^^^?- 

then be formed to pwceS to SeSSg^.]*"** "»« PrS^i^ii 

AT THE GRAVE. 

rn. cu ' ^^ ^^ CEMETERY. 

the bosom of his mother ««h aSj '^J^ » 

»d among the friends he b^-'so^^ ^^^^ 

8"^ under the smile of ret«™i^ • * *^' 
V Bume 01 retnrmng qtnng, will lie 



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lightly on his breast ; and the forest, " dewy with 
nature's tear-drops," shall moan his requiem and 
grieve, " if aught inanimate ere grieves," over the 
untimely death of our beloved S. We are told 
that all things are created for decay ; how befitting 
then that man shall return to that element from 
whence all matter ^ngs. The natural returns 
to nature. -^ 

[Mas. of Cer. Ahall here cut eattb into the tnve upon the ea^et.] 

C. C— But the spirit has gone to him who 
gave it. 

JThe A. L. ■hall here raiae the door to the cage, and all ahall wait 
in aueiice nntU the while dove eacapea from ita cage and flica out of 
the grave.] 

Htmh (The quartette will here aiag Bnrial Hymn Vo. i.) 

C. C— We shall soon leave our S. in the dty 
of the dead. Mourn not his departure. He shall 
live in the eternal glories of his Maker. Decay 
may mark (its resting place, but he who {daced 
this vast globe in its orbit to move through space 
around the sun, has said that man shall live forever. 
This truth beautifies the sombre tomb ; and as the 
springtime shall deck the earth with its foliage 
and its flowers, and, as the oak shall ag^in be robed 
with its green garb to replace that destroyed by 
the storms of winter, so mgrti^ 9luUl put on im- 



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^«^ty, and that whirl, 

May tty name and deed. J 
"aaoiy, and thy e«cd,r^ "* «ver peen in oar 

«»"«« of ««en;b^^ «»• ^ »ow deport the 

-«* • *«riia H3r«n.^"«^ ««tton7 J, bria, done th. « 

STT^'^^-^'^MtThe' /^ ■- -♦» 
thy shield and gnjde a„J °'*"' P'^er be 

"^•bgu.nlthee'^^' ^\"^' «*« Protecting 
"•ysinthepathsofiLf ^ ""• '"«' <«••«« thv 

•^^ ^"'-'-"^i^'hL^bl'lr^ ^«"^ 

oeen added to that 



5« 

great majority beyond the vale ; but his face i^ 
pictured in our memory, and his loved ones shall 
not be forgotten. . 

C. C— ^., give the C. honms. Honor the 
dead by respect for his loved ones living. 

Mas. of Cbr. and ai^i, Ss.— Good-by^ and 
fareweU! Peace! Peace! To thee and to thine ! 

attenduice to thdr e»t«ii« tothdrhottk] "***"'*^ "»« «»^»« 



Sbx^bctbd. 



FUNE RAL H YMN. 
Tniifr—BpKBRON. 



The God of mercy will indulge 
.The flowing tear, the heaving sigh. 
When honored Sa. faU aroond. 
When frienda beloved and kindred die. 



L. M. 



a. Yet 



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5 not «>« «axiont, nrarmnring thought, 
Shonld with our mourning pMaionablend : 
Nor ahould our bleeding hearta forget 
Their mighty, ev^^i^ Frie^ 

Pajwit, Protector, Guardian, Guide, 
*raou art each tender name in one. 

On T^ee we caat our every care. 
And comfwt aeek from Thee alone. 

To Thee, our Pather, would we look, 

* ^ ^^ *^ Portion, and our Friend, 

^ «A*^J'™'LP?'^***^ ^^ *«1 troth, 
With hunfa^ atM^fvit ^pe €|«pend. 



---•«• o^C*—*^ 



I. 



a. 



«!« Thoa^«~« tow 



Time— c. 



BURIAL HYMN~No. I. 



SmjtctmD (Adapted.) 



Tnae—HAiiBURO. I,. M. 



I. 



a. 



Unvdl thy boMm, ftdthfnl tomb f 
TaiEe this new tmMne to thy tnwt ! 

And give theM Mored relics room 
To aluniber in the aitent dmt. 

No paii:, no grief, nor auriont fear. 
Invade thT bounds ; no mortal woes 

Cm naeh the peacefnl sleeper heie, 
So gentle in thy hut lepoiie: 



BURIAL HYMNH<lo. 2. 



SuvKftBD (Adapted. ) Tune-ORXOKvxw* or any CM. 



I. 



A^Mrtio, « stonny deep^ 
Whm 4ve resounds to wave : 

T^Wift ^oor heads the WUows «>: 
We know there's One to save. 



a. When daritneas and when sorrows rose 
And pressed on every side, 

^/ ^<>P«,?^ •«»» sustsined our steps, 
And stiU has been our guide. 



f. 



FUf4ERAL ANTHEM. 



(Bold. 



music.) 



Anwrng the dead oiir S. sleep. 

HisHfc was rounded true and well ; 
And love in bitto' sorrow weeps 

Abont his dark and ailent cdl. 



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P*? ™>«o W,i^^.f«*I ftWB .U III. .-. . -, 




» 



AMPLFIED FORM. 



PHARAPHERNAUA. 

PIRST DKGRBS- 

I. Blade mniUa lobe*. 
3. White mocUa nrtiei. 

3. 8e*wi pounds ciHmeraaj. 

4. One TCMel for ooatainlng merairy. 

*• 0«»^J^J»««Ptobeptaced nnder wtm^ cmMidng 




SJSCOND DBOUtR— ' 

Motlrfac wanted. 
THIRP DBGRBB-~ 

^* **'^^S^li?^!«5^ . '''^^ •»»«»« be Made by a Wack. 
MJth of H|^ iron, iomaiWi^ Hke thla 

wecnaMe fndi apatt, and tlie handle be nine 




-Xx. 



THE TEST. 

O tllOQ eternal 

C. C. (SIkmiU ta,^ 

?»»«ofyourb^ «e^ Thtt ordeal wiU 

J a iato , v««el of M.T^ ^ '"^ J our iwk«, 



if 

however, yoti are to be given an opportnnlty to 
decUne it, in order that, ahonld you refuse to 
accept, the final obligation may not be adminis- 
t«ed to you, for, as you shall keep inviolate these 
^igations, 90 ahaU your flesh cleave to or shrink 
from your good R. H. In their wisdom" the 
founders of our institution deemed it unlawful 
that any man should be urged beyond his own 
incHnation to submit to this test, and they have 
•ccordingly given it to us strictly in charge that 
whenever a stranger presents himself for adoption 
as a S. in our C. to demand of him. in the presence 
ofat least three witnesses, if he does so of his own 
free will and accord. To the uninitiated these 
may seem idle words, but .let me assure you 
stranger, that for every scene through which you 
pass there is a reason, and for every act a meaning. 
Should your past life have been such that yW 
blood have become impure so that this test should 
terminate unhappily or should you have any bodily 
ailment which you sought to conceal from the 
Physicians of this Order whUe undergoing your 
'elimination by them, so that this test should 
r«nilt m dc»ng you any bodily harm, by reason of 
any scratch, scar, bruise, or burn, that may now 



V 



^ of thlM n "P*^ 3'onr perarH, *. 

aiitn* • ^' could nof k-T^*' *^ tli# »,^ 

j*»w« i^eason the id^^* * ^ '^sponsible n ^^' 

Answer-^It i3 

C. C.^Do 
«ny undue ififl ^^^ P'^sent yoiii>..i/ ,. 

Answer— Id^ 

C. G IX. • 

'liese mv-" ^**'' declare i- ... 

jsw Witnesses tha» ■•. • ^^ "■ ">e ij~,«__ 

-'^W'l, and that "' " °' y*"* own hT^ "' 

.Answer--id„ ^ ^""n "w test ? . 

S' £2\'S ^C;":?- «.e««n^.s 
"* representations. '^ °» Owier 



C. C— I now dedare this stranger to be of 
gwd conrjge and entitied to receive his central 
and final obligations. 

C.C— March! ^ 

•■? Wftrefc two alMvut (tkc Una Ave' faj* SSln^SSi?^ •««*« tarn 
Uie hall and ctmUntanmunSunnl^nLt^U?!!^ "»• ««»»»« of 

«« between the two UbmT The ^ !5L?m^**-5?^ «• »» PM« 
PlMMthec«iididateInM^tMVv;#7«:.T^l^ auirdi coauBeaoMT 



«ttffi liTL2LrCiE^!«^r«W *«rfiit the nwi^^ MtteC^f 

ISOIIIK oat) t^l^mtm *Im t.^ .^^. 



Change to a ma«h .^loSittffiff 1„Si^ 'iSSJSSeir* "^^ 
C. C— 



•ny duty a. n,j .^ " «*l «.««? "•"It.) 

«e became a «! ^ **' y»o are fc,i^_ *« «Ws 

'»"«» to wZ^O"^ would not ^ «*««««««; 
P"' Ws hand i^ u°^ '"'»■ W cheerL'^t ^^ 

<f •»« "> death, can 



yo««fd.e the duty? Do yoo r«Uize f«My ,h,t 

^ Offlce of the Order for the pittance of . 
d^. mow or le«. that the« h« bL .„ .^ 

the Univme. not lor . doltar. but for hi, very w" 

W«« fadtag f«,m dght. the faee, of thie he lov^ 
«^a«j«««er .nd fWher .way. their bwl^ 
voice, beconung more and more indirtinct. Oh 
Jow very, very cold I That i. the chiU of death' 
D» you Me that broken-hearted wife thl ^^i 
«ri<*^ and terrified chUdr^n? Do yorre^Tze 
wh« tlu. a«e»me„t mean, to them / Hu^7 
J27. ^«g i not for a day. week or year. Sj 

^; . ^t^r^ut^r^L T"' r ^'•*"' ' 

Z?L. '!* "^ '"»"•» place; we mav throw 
flowers and eveigwens upon his coiBn • we " v 
listen to the duU thud of th» f.in„- 7 ^ ' ^ 

hn» o.-. V^. ™ falling dods upon the 

box. Stranger, this is your final destiny J^ 
J^ never yet found the way to stop the 'hand of 
death ; ,t may be soon, it may be deferred for a 



H 



H- 



/'tae while, b« CO— . 

?^"»- sofca. 3*1 '°^«J and pnw," f '*'*WA)n 

''V'^' yoor 3 ^T*"* *■«' yoB^ '?'"«*» 







•ttea. 



•^•Jg^ 



poMttsiM of the eoii, test. The leason for so 

when m the band test of the W. you are asked th. 

question, " C— Y— M— T_>'. u j > °* 

r_„ ' . ' "' — '■ — r It IS your dutv at 
once prompUy to respond. " I A- A- C- " r 
«4er. th«efore. that you may respond truthfully? 
-,: „ • ~ ' " ™»« be put in your posses^ 
«o»- Not only this, ,ut it must be in sucHm 
that you can never lose it, and it must be ke« fc 
^hp^ition upon your person that shoL^ ^ 
«nder«l mK»nsdou. either by acdd.« or bTth^ 

.^ ° K? ^'- *"■ ^ "'y oth«-ci„«mstanc« 
.«d unable by look or word or rfgn to say^^' 
A-C-^ an««minatio.of your person would 
^ *• '•« «^ y»« •« in possession of the 
«»n t«rt and therefore entitled to the care a^ 
P^«^ of the Order, or should y^r "feS 

T* **"• «" wlierever it may be found, one 
«^«* would reveal the possession of the ccto t^ 

A »hT^7 ^* '^ "^"^ "PO" yo««- good R 
^the com test F«thful E., conduct thf^s*: 
gertothertump. Surgeon, is the iron re«ly? 



Sra.~Not quite ready > 

A. L.-_s„.,i3 the iron aow ready? 
Sra.— It is. 

Attendant J^^'TJ^ ''""'^''' ^"^ J'- A. 
t-e stran,;r.r^Lt tuX'^ """«• .«- '«' 
instmmedt be appUed ®"' '« ^e 

W. in tUs C. The wl^t "="" "' *"» W. of the 
• was not intended to mark rar J^u J""* '*^^ 
yonr mind. Before you Z^n '» ".V"'"'^'^ 
«*«monies of yo„r adoption dl- *** "='°^"« 
upon yourmind some Z^tU. '', '° '"■'"'«' 
«» «pon your clear uadl^undKli'^'"- «■«' 
depends your loyalty to th^^^ ? **** '««»'» 
I therefore nr« ^f, ""'fnaples of the Order. 

Priceless thiS^n to rnlTf""- '^'^^ 
-■that which we m^ ti" /, ''°''«^''* "' ^^- 
The young mother 1^^^^! """"""""""•bte- 
% chUd as she SldTit fn^ T T° *"' *"^ 
« no mortal tongi^J^r" ''%''^««;.'-es " 

moves in such secret dewL I w ""* «eadship 
«n express it ^' S^"" ''""" °<^' ">»««« 

«"e are some things that 



cannot be told. You love, but you cannot tell 
why. You think, but no human tongue can teU 
how. That we see in earth and sky, that which 
we feel of love or hope, that which we seek of 
need or good, is as secret as the beginning of Jife 
and cannot be expressed. But, notwithstanding 
these things may not be expressed, yet do they 
move in matchless and unerring revelation of their 
existence. Mountains leap up from their dark 
depths below ; the waves of the ocean lash and 
dash each other until their white lips kiss the 
cheek of the rosy sky ; suns march out on their 
lonely beats like sentinels, while wwlds whirl into 
mysterious harmony with their movements ; sing- 
ing birds and babbling brooks and nodding fields 
and cooing babes and blushing maidens are but 
the revelation of a life that is real and true. And 
yet, there is a Ufe beyond and above all these 
Mountains do not pity, suns do not love, the ocean 
does not weep tears of sympathy, the babbling 
bropk knows not friendship. No ; pity and love 
and sympathy exist only in him who has a human 
soul and a human heart. He only who sees and 
understands, who wills and then nobly performs 
who knows and does the right. What, then, is 



W9 

*}s^f I* i« ri«ht to ri*. ,,«„ 
berifht. It J. right to rtw*^ '""'*'"-« «« 
»• »« right. It fa rirtt to L . ?*' ''««^ «J»t 
t-ntly that you ,« ri!!L*°, T"'*^'' y«««tf con- 

St""** •nswers, •• I A- A- C- .. 
KcepVour rifrlif •«« ^ awtwts Cfy of the W 
P™!*M« of tlM OriJX^ "AnK^ott to the 




let to 
Kthat 

liave 



Ceep 
W. 

the 



ben