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PROCEEDINGS 

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Special Communication, held at the city of Hamiton, 
on the first day of July, A. D. 1873, A. L 5873. 



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HELD AT MONTREAL, QUE., 

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IMh & lOtli days of July, A. D. 1873, A. L. 58T3. 



Ordered to be read in all Lodges and preserved. 



WILLIAM MEECEE WILSON, Simcoe, Ont., 

GRAND MASTER. 

THOMAS BIED HAEEIS, Hamilton, Ont., 

GRAND SECRETARY. 



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PKOCEEDINGS 

At a Special Coinniunication of the Grand Lodge of 
Ancient Tree and Accepted Masons of Canada, held 
at the city of Hamilton, on Dominion Day, 1st July, 
A. D. 1873, A. L. 5873. 









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W. Bro. J. Erskine, 
« « William Bell, 
" " Gavin Stewart, 
" " J. B. Nixon, 
" " T. F. Blackwood, 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 

E. " " H. McK. Wilson, D. D. G. M. Wilson District. 
« u (i jj Kemp, " Niagara " 

» « <« J. K. Kerr, P. D. D. G. M. Toronto " 

Together with the Masters, Past Masters, and about 700 
brethren hailing from the following Lodges : 

Barton, No. 6, Strict Observance, No. 27, St. John's, No. 40, 
and The Acacia, No. 61, Hamilton ; St. Andrew's, No. 16, 
King Solomon's, No. 22, Ionic, No. 25, Eehoboam, No. 65, 
St. John's, No. 75, Wilson, No. 86, Stevenson, No. 21S, 
Toronto ; Ashlar, No. 247, Yorkville ; Union, No. 7, Grimsby ; 
St. George's, No. 15, and Maple Leaf, No. 103, St. Catharines ; 
Niagara, No. 2, Niagara ; King Solomon's, No. 43, Wood- 
stock ; Brant, No. 45, and Doric, No. 121, Brantford ; Nor- 
folk, No. 10, Simcoe ; Ivy, No. 115, Bearnsville; St. John's, 
No. 68, Ingersoll ; Seymour, No. 272, Ancaster ; St. Clair, 
No. 135, Milton ; Burlington, No. 165, Wellington Square ; 
Wentworth, No. 1G6, Stoney Creek; White Oak, No. 198, 
Oakville ; Valley, No. 100, Dundas ; St. George, No. 243, 
St. George ; Clifton, No. 254, Clifton ; &c., &c. 

Among the distinguished brethren present were 111. Bro. 
C. W. Milliman' 32o, of Suspension Bridge, and R. W. Bro. 
C. E. Young, E. W. Bro. J. A. Lockwood, and Bros. James 
McConnell, Lewis Smith, andN. A. Powell, of Buffalo, N.Yj 

The Grand Lodge was opened in gimgle ^OVJXt at 
High Twelve. 

The M.W. Grand Master announced that he had caused 
the Grand Secretary to issue a circular convening this 
Special Communication, for the purpose of laying, with 
full masonic ceremonies, the corner stone of the new 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, HAMILTON, 5873. 307 

Masonic Hall about being erected by the fraternity in the 
city of Hamilton. 

Arrangements had been made on a large scale, for an 
extensive gathering of the fraternity, and by about eleven 
o'clock the brethren were being formed in procession in 
front of the Mechanic Institute. R. "W". Bro. Hon. H. B. 
Bull, being Grand Marshall, and was assisted by Y. W". 
Bros. Richard Brierley, J. J. Mason, C. R. Smith and 
Bro. J. H. Bartindale who had charge of the Blue Lodges ; 
E. Frater II. A. Mackay, of the Royal Arch and Knights 
Templar. The procession was preceded by the band of 
the 13th Battalion, Y. M., and in the centre of the 
procession was the Cooksville band, which accompanied 
the brethren of the Toronto Lodges, and marched to the 
Masonic Hall on John Street, where it was joined by the 
Grand Lodge, and proceeded from thence to the site of 
the new building on the corner of James and Gore streets, 
the following being a description of the contemplated 
new hall. 

The dimensions of the hall are : 

81 feet 6 inches on James Street ; 100 feet 6 inches on 
Gore Street; height of building from sidewalk to cornice, 
56 feet; total height from cellar to dock roof 78 feet. 
The style is romanesque, and the structure will be finished 
in September 1874. On the ground floor there will be 
four stores on James Street, and one on Gore Street, 
14 feet in height; two stores will be 19 feet 6 inches wide 
and GO feet long; two other will be 13 feet wide and 
00 feet long ; the one on Gore Street will be 22 feet wide 
and 64 ft. long ; on the second floor will be a Masonic Hall 
64x34; Encampment, Priory of Kt. Templars, &c, 27x31, 
with their several ante and preparation rooms ; reception 
room 23x14; wash rooms, &c, &c; committee and fuel 
rooms, offices for the Grand Secretary ; fire-proof vaults 
and hoist room. On the third flat will be the Royal 



308 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Arch. Chapter Room, 23x37 ; Excellent and Super-Excel- 
lent Degrees Room, 11x28 ; the A. & A. Rite occupies half 
of this story, comprising a space of 77x45. Banqueting 
room, 17x31 ; general reception room, 16x26. The flat 
on this story is also furnished with fuel rooms, hoist room, 
fire-proof vault, and other conveniences. 

The front of the procession having reached the site of 
the new building, a halt was made, and the ranks opened 
out and faced inwards, when the Grand Master, supported 
by the Grand Officers, passed through to the north-east 
corner, where a platform had been erected for the Grand 
Officers. The opening ceremonies commenced with the 
singing of the following 

ODE. 

Accept, great Builder of the skies, 
Our heartfelt acts of sacrifice ! 
Each brother found a living stone 
While bending low before Thy throne. 

While Craftsmen true their work prepare, 
With thoughts unstained, and holy care, 
May each be fitly formed, and placed 
Where Love Divine his hope had traced. 

With all my powers of heart and tongue, 
I'll praise my Maker in my song ; 
Angels shall hear the notes I raise. 
Approve the song, and join the praise. 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow, 
Praise Him all creatures here below, 
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host, 
Praise Father, ton, and Holy Ghost. 

The M. W. Bro. Wm. Mercer Wilson, Grand Master, 
then delivered the following 

ADDRESS. 

Brethren of the Building Committee. 

At your request I have caused to be convened a special 
meeting of the Grand Lodge of Canada to meet me here 
to-day, for the purpose of assisting me in the interesting cere- 
mony of laying with masonic ceremonies, and in accordance 
with the rites of our ancient fraternity, the corner stone of 
your proposed masonic Temple, an enterprise most creditable 
to the Masons of Hamilton, and the completion of which, 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, HAMILTON, 5873. 309 

according to the designs and plans submitted, will be a 
cause of pride and satisfaction to the fraternity in general, 
and will form a beautiful addition to the already numerous 
magnificent structures which adorn your flourishing city. 
Hamilton has been called an ambitious city, but her ambition 
is a noble one. From a small sleepy village, overshadowed 
by Ancaster (as I well remember it upwards of forty years 
ago), she has become one of the leading cities in the Domi- 
nion ; she is now the centre of a net of railways ; standing, 
as she does, at the head of the navigable waters of Lake 
Ontario, with all the advantages of its beautiful bay, she 
has now become, through the energy, enterprise and public 
spirit of her inhabitants, the great commercial emporium of 
the western section of our province. May prosperity attend 
her progress. To the Freemasons of Canada, Hamilton — as 
the birthplace of our Grand Lodge — must ever be an object of 
the liveliest interest. The day selected for the performance 
of this ceremony is also an auspicious one, for it is the 
anniversary of the founding of this great Dominion. The 
beneficial results of confederation are now admitted by all, 
and each succeeding year witnesses an increased prosperity. 
May the Great Architect of the Universe pour down His 
richest blessings upon our Queen and country. May 
brotherly love prevail, and every moral and social virtue 
cement us. 

"We will now proceed to lay the foundation stone according 
to ancient custom, and our acting Grand Chaplain will 
implore a blessing on the undertaking. 

E. "W. Bro. S. B. Ilarman, Acting Grand Chaplain, 
then offered up the following prayer : 

"Great Architect of the Universe, Maker and Euler of all 
Worlds, deign from thy Celestial Temple, from realms of 
light and glory to help us in all the purposes of our present 
assembly. We humbly invoke thee to give us at this and all 
times, wisdom in all our doings, strength of mind in all our 
difficulties, and the beauty of harmony in all our communi- 
cations. Permit us, O, Thou author of life and light, great 
source of love and happiness, to erect this building so that 



310 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

hereafter it may be useful for the important purposes for 
which it is intended. Glory be to God on High !" 

Response : — As it was in the beginning, is now and 
ever shall be, world without end. Amen. So mote it be. 

R. W. Bro. Thos. B. Harris, Grand Secretary, read the 
following scroll, to be deposited in the cavity of the stone. 

In the name and by the favor of the 

filoh'oiis ftteljifecf of Jfeqbei) ajid £rt, 

ON THIS FIRST DAY OF JULY, A. D., MDCCCLXXHI, 

And of the Era of Freemasonry, Anno Lucius, 5873, 
And in the Thirty-seventh year of the reign of our Gracious Sovereign 

d)ief oH$, 

Queen of Great Britain, Ireland, India, and the Dependencies in Europe, Asia, Africa, 

the Dominion of Canada, Australasia, &c, &c, &c. 

The Right Honorable Sir Frederick Temple, EARL OF DUFFERIN, 

K. P., K. C. B., &c, &c., 

Being Governor General of the Dominion of Canada. 

The Honorable WILLIAM PEARCE HOWLAND, 

Being Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Ontario. 

The Right Honorable Sir JOHN A. MACDONALD, K. C. B., &c, &c, 

Being Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, 

Premier of the Dominion of Canada. 

Benjamin E. Chaklton, Esq., Mayor of the City of Hamilton. 

Hu^h Murray, Esquire, President ; Thomas B. Harris, Esquire, John W. Murton, 

° Esquire, Richard Brierley. Esquire, Edward Mitchell, Esquire, Charles R. 

Smith, Esquire, Charles Davidson, Esquire, being Directors, 

and Chas. R. Murray, Esquire, Treasurer, and 

John J. Mason, Esquire, Secretary, 
Of the Hamilton Masonic Hall Association. 

Jfofe Goh)ef §fo^e of itje 5Vf^oK)ic Jfaif, 

Erected by the Masonic Fraternity of Hamilton, 

was laid by 

M. W. Brother William Mercer Wilson, Esquire, LL.D., &c, &c., 

Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of A. F. and A. Masons of Canada, 

assisted by 

The Grand Officers and a large concourse of the Brethren, in accordance with the 

ceremonies and usages of the Order, 

M)k\) fttfij ff)0 G.£.0.X.t|. eber phrfecf ar/d ptospet. 

MASONIC BODIES IN THE CITY : 
The Barton Lodge, A. F. & A. M., No. 6. 
The Lodge of Strict Observance, A. F. & A. M., No. 27. 
The St. John's Lodge, A. F. and A. M., No. 40. 
The Acacia Lodge, A. F. and A. M., No. 61. 
The Hiram Chapter, E. A. M., No. 2. 
The St. John's Chapter, R. A. M., No. 6. 
The Godfrey de Bouillon Encampment and Priory of Masonic Knights Templar 

and Knights of Malta, &c, &c. 
The Harington Conclave of Knights of the Red Cross of Rome and Constantine. 
The Hamilton Sov. Chapter of Rose Croix, 18°, and 
The Moore Sov. Consistory, 32° of the A. & A. Rite. 

CONTRACTORS : 
Maionry, Esau Webber; Carpentering, Robt. Butcher; Painting, Jas. Mathews; 
Plumbing, Henry Harding; Iron work, Hugh Hennessy ; Plastering, McKay & Boyd. 
Architect— William Leith, Esq. 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, HAMILTON, 5873. 311 

Tlie Secretary then announced that in the glass bottle 
to be deposited in the cavity of the stone were placed : 

The Inscription or scroll. 

A copy of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Canada. 

A copy of the printed proceedings of the Grand Lodge for 1S72. 

A complete list of the officers of the Grand Lodge, since its formation in 1S55. 

A list of the officers of the various masonic bodies in the city for the year 1 S72-3. 

A copy of the Craftsman, and Masonic Record for May and June. 

Copies of the Hamilton dailies, Spectator and Times; Toronto dailies, Mail, 
Globe and Leader. Copy of the Neio Dominion, weekly. 

Copy of the programme of proceedings of the day. 

Silver coins : 50c, 25c, 20c, 10c and 5c. pieces. Copper coin : lc. piece ; and a 
25c currency scrip. 

He also read the following inscription on the brass 
plate, 

The Corner Stone 
of this 

3VT 3 5 o i) i e if q i I , 

■was laid on the 
First day of July, A. D. 1873, A. L. 5S73, Dominion Day, 

With full masonic ceremonies, 

By 1.1. W. Bro. Wm. M. Wilson, Esq., LL.D., &c, &c, 

Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of 

A. F. & A. M. of Canada. 

The bottle being deposited, the brass plate was fixed in 
its place and the necessary mortar laid for cementing the 
two parts of the corner stone. The lower portion of the 
stone lay imbedded in the wall, with the top surface on a 
level with the street. The upper one was huge and 
massive, and, besides being ornamental in its dressing, 
bears the inscription, which may be read from the street : 

^fasoflic. ifali. 

This Corner Stone was laid with Masonic Ceremonies, 

July 1st, A. D. 1S73, A. L. 5S73. 

Wm. Leith, Architect. 

This stone may be seen at the north-easterly corner of 
the building. 

TV". Bro. Hugh Murray, President of the Association, 
then addressed the Grand Master, by saying : On behalf 
of the Directors of the Masonic Hall Association, I have 
exceeding pleasure in presenting you with this trowel to 
assist in completing the work so auspiciously begun. The 
pleasure is rendered doubly great by the fact that you 



312 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

yourself laid the foundation stone of the Grand Lodge of 
Canada, and that, too, in this city. 

On receiving the trowel the M. W. G. M. said he had 
laid many corner stones, but never yet, had he been 
presented with so beautiful an instrument. He would 
retain it with exceeding pleasure. 

It bore the following inscription : 
f inserted io 

If. W. Brother William Mercer Wilsox, Esq., LL. D., 

Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of A. F. & A. Masons of Canada, 

By the Freemasons of the city of Hamilton, 

On the occasion of the laying of the 

Colder §iow of ffje 3jjqsoi)ic Jfafl, 

July 1st, A. D. 1873, A. L. 5873. 

The cement having been spread, the upper stone was 
lowered with three halts, at which intervals the 13th band 
played bars of the National Anthem ; when it had been 
guided into its place, the Grand Junior Warden applied 
the plumb-rule, the Grand Senior "Warden the level, and 
the Deputy Grand Master the square, and they having 
reported that the stone was just, true, and properly laid, 
the Grand Master said, "having full confidence in your 
skill in our royal art, it remains for me to finish the 
work." He then struck the stone three times with the 
gavel and said : " Well made, truly laid, true and trusty / 
may this undertaking be conducted and completed by the 
craftsmen, according to the grand plan, in Peace, Har- 
mony and Brotherly Love." 

As they were handed to him, he poured out the 
customary libations, saying : "I strew corn upon the stone 
as an emblem of Plenty, I pour wine on it as the emblem 
of Cheerfulness, and I anoint it with oil as the emblem 
of Comfort and Consolation. May corn, wine, and oil, 
and all the necessaries of life, abound among men 
throughout the world, and may the blessing of the 
Supreme Architect of the Universe be upon this edifice, 
and all connected with it." 

Response : so mote it be. 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, HAMILTON, 5873. 313 

The implements having been handed to the M.W.G.M., 
he presented them to the Architect, saying : "The founda- 
tion stone of this building being now laid, I present yon the 
implements applied to it, also the plans, in fall confidence 
that, as a skilful and faithful workman, you will use them 
in such a manner, that the building may arise in order, 
harmony and beauty, being perfected in beauty and 
stiength, that it may answer every purpose for which it 
is intended, to your credit and the satisfaction and honor 
of those who have selected you for the work." 

He also addressed the Building Committee as follows : 
Having completed our work according to the ancient 
usages of Freemasonry, Ave offer you our congratulations 
and transfer the building to you for completion, having 
no doubt that as it has happily been begun, it will be 
carried on, by God's will, to a happy ending. He said 
he noticed present a brother who was high in capitular 
Masonry, and he would be glad were he to say a few 
words. 

R. E. Comp. S. B. Harman said that after what had 
fallen from the M. "W. Grand Master, little remained for 
him to say. He could not but congratulate them all on 
that most important occasion. The temple to be erected 
on that spot was to be a temple of fraternity, speaking 
peace and good-will to men. The true Mason was the 
embodiment of morality, virtue and honor, and thus 
became a valuable member of the community. When 
they considered what the day commemorated, it appeared 
most appropriate ; the Dominion was a uniting of the 
Provinces, and Masonry sought to unite men everywhere 
in brotherly love and charity. He was but giving honor 
where it was due, when he said that Hamilton had been 
foremost in Masonry, and had been the birth-place of the 
Grand Lodge ; and he believed that the old Barton Lodge 
had records back to a time when the spot they stood upon 



314 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

in the centre of tins populous city was yet unreclaimed 
from the forest. The dedication to the objects of their 
Order of so noble a Temple as this was to be, was a fit 
occasion for rejoicing, and he was moved to close with a 
variation on one of the poet Moore's songs, which he 
hoped they would be pleased to listen to. 

Believe me, if all these strange symbols and signs 

Which we gaze on so fondly to-night, 
Contain not some moral, some precept divine, 

We should banish them all from our sight. 
As they always have been, so they shall be adored, 

Though the world unmasonic condemn ; 
For to us they much precept of virtue afford— 

All our actions are measured by them. 

"Tis not the mere forms of the compass and square 

That to us can such pleasure impart. 
No. It is the deep moral inculcated there, 

Which is dear to each true Mason's heart. 
A Lodge of Freemasons, where'er it may be, 

Is a temple of virtue and love ; 
For there is none who in thought or action may flee 

From the All-seeing Eye that's above. 

The M.W.G.M., before closing his duties there, observed 
that he had the great pleasure of noticing a number of 
American brethren present. He went on to say that our 
reciprocal relations were cordial, and we exchanged many 
commodities with them. He hoped we should always 
live in harmony, peace, and brotherly love. Masonry 
recognized neither nationality, creed, nor color, and tended 
to blot out all lines. There was one thing, however, that 
we could never submit to see wiped out or exchanged, 
and that was the flag tb at waved above them. In response 
to his call, three hearty cheers were given for the Queen. 
Three for the Grand Master were called for by persons in 
the assembly, and given. A photograph was then secured 
by the artist of the Canadian Illustrated News, when the 
procession re-formed and returned to the Masonic Hall, 
escorting thither the Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Lodge having been closed, the members 
were escorted to the Anglo-American Hotel, where a 



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magnificent spread, laid without regard to expense, in the 
entire upper flat of the hotel, was in waiting. Nearly 
seven hundred persons partook of diuner ; the bill of fare 
was printed in blue, on white satin. 



ATTEST. 




Grand Secretary. 



(Sranb Joige of Canaba. 



PROCEEDINGS 



At the Eighteenth Annual Communication of the Grand 
Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of 
Canada, held in the Queen's Hall, in the city of Mon- 
treal, commencing on "Wednesday the 9th day of July, 



A. D. 1873, A. L. 5873. 



PRESENT. 



M.W. Bro. William M. Wilson, Grand Master, 
On the Throne. 
11 Thomas White, jr., Deputy Grand Master. 
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GRAND LODOE OF CANADA. 



Y. TV. Bro. James S. Scarff, 
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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 



R. TV. Bro. James Gowans, 

" " " Francis TVestlake, 

" \* « H. McK. TVilson, 

" " " John E. Harding, 

" << " E. Mitchell, 

" « " E. Kemp, 

" •' " Henry Robertson, 

« « " J. B. Trayes, 

u « « p. Richardson, 

" " lt James Reynolds, 

" " " E. C. Barber, 

" " " TVilliam McKenzie, 

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TVilson 

Huron 

Hamilton 

Niagara 

Toronto 

Ontario 

Prince Edward 

St. Lawrence 

Ottawa 

Montreal 

Manitoba. 



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GRAND REPRESENTATIYES. 

M. TV. Bro. TVilliam M Wilson, Representative of the Grand 

Lodge of Kentucky, and the Grand Orient of 

St. Domingo. 
R. TV. Bro. Thomas B. Harris, Representative of the Grand 

Lodges of Kansas, Tennessee, Missouri and 

Oregon, and the Grand Orient of Lusitana, 

Lisbon, Portugal. 
M. TV. Bro. Thos. Douglas Harington, Representative of the 

Grand Lodges of Nova Scotia & Pennsylvania. 
M. TV. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, Representative of the Grand 

Orient of Brazil, and the Grand Lodges of 

Connecticut and Minnesota. 
R. TV. Bro. Henry Macpherson, Representative of the 

Grand Orient of Uruguay. 
M. TV. Bro. A. Bernard, Representative of the Grand Orient 

of New Grenada, and the Grand Lodge of New 

Brunswick. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 319 



M. W. Bro. "W. B. Simpson, Bepresentative of the Grand 

Orient of Italy. 
E. "W. Bro. J. K. Kerr, Bepresentative of the Grand Lodge 

of Texas. 
B. W. Bro. Thomas White, jr., Bepresentative of the Grand 

Lodge of Nevada, and the Grand Orient of 

France. 
M. W. Bro. James Seymour, Bepresentative of the Grand 

Lodge of" Mississippi. 

, PAST GRAND OFFICERS. 

M.W. Bro. T. D. Harington, P. G. M. 

« " " W. B. Simpson, 

" " " A. Bernard, 

" " " A. A. Stevenson, 

" " " James Seymour, 

E. W. Bro. M. Gutman, P. D. D. G. M. 

" « « J. Urquhart, jr. 

" " " L. H. Henderson, 

u u u W> H Weller, 

" " " J. K. Kerr, 

H « u H§ ;y Delany, 

" " " JohnE. Brooke, 

" « " C. D. Macdonneil, 

" " " E. Kincaid, 

" « " A. G. Macdonell, 

« u u ^m. Mostyn, 

« " " Charles Hendry, 

« « " H. D. Pickel, 

" " " James Moffat, 

" « " Otto Klotz, 

" " " John W. Murton, P. G. S. W. 

« " « Allan McLean, " 

" " " W. J. B. McLeod Moore, " 

t< a u j£enry Macpherson, " 

« " " W. A. Osgood, P. G. J. W. 

« " " E. P. Stephens, " 

" " " Eev. H. Montgomery, P. G. C. 

" « " Daniel Spry, P. G. E. 

Y. » " B.E.Charlton, P. G. P. of C. 

" " " James Gibson, " 



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V. W. Bro. E. Lewis, P. G. S. B. 

« « « w. t. Munday, P. Asst. G. Sec. 

" " « J. J. Mason, " 

" « " F. C. Dettmers, P. G. Organist. 

" « " F. Mudge, " 

" " " G. H. Wilkinson, P. G. Steward. 

" " " Thos. C. Macnabb, " 

" " « K B. Falkiner, " 

n « « f m . Carey, " 

" " « W. S. Burnett, " 

" " " John Nettleton, " 

" « " John Boyd, 

" " " J. R Ormond, 

" " " Peter McTavish, " 

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A constitutional number of Lodges being represented, 
the Grand Chaplain implored a blessing from the 
G. A. O. T. TT. upon all our proceedings. 

The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of Canada was opened in §^nt|jlc <Jf0mt at 2.45 
o'clock, P. M. 

The Board of General Purposes, as required by the 
Constitution, appointed R. W. Bro. C. D. Macdonnell, 
Y. W. Bro. F. Mudge, and R. W. Bro. John Urquhart, 
a Committee on the Credentials of Representatives and 
Proxies from Lodges, who reported the following as being 
present, viz: , 

Lodge of Antiquity, Montreal, Que. 
K. W. Bro. M. Gutrnan, W. M.; Bros. A. Schmidt, S.W.; Carl 
C. Bennet, J.W.; R.W. Bro. John Urquhart, jr., P.M.; V.W. Bro. 
F. C. Dettmers, P.M. 

Prevost Lodge, Dunham, Que. 
W. Bro. E. Nelson Brown, W.M.; Bros. C. E. C. Brown, S.W.; 
H. Pagnello, J.W.: W.Bros. A. D. Stevens, P.M.: Jas. Oliver, P.M. 

Niagara Lodge, Niagara, Ont. 
M. VT. Bro. James Seymour, Proxy. 



No. 1. 



No. 2. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 323 

No. 3. St. John's Lodge, Kingston, Ont. 

W. Bro. R. M. Horsey, P.M., Proxy ; R.W. Bros. C.D.Macdonnell, 
P.M.; A. S. Kirkpatrick, P.M.; W. Bro. E. H. Parker, P.M. 

No. 4. Dorchester Lodge, St. Johns', Que. 

W. Bro. E. R. Smith, W.M.; Bro. Wm. Mace, J.W.; R. W. Bro. 

W. A. Osgood, P. M.; V. W. Bro. Geo. H. Wilkinson, P. M.; 

W. Bro. R. Douglas, P.M. 
No. 5. , Sussex Lodge, Broclcville, Ont. 

W.- Bro. L. DeCarle, W.M.; M. W. Bro. Wm. B. Simpson, P.M.; 

W. Bro. E. J. Senkler, P.M. 

No. 6. Barton Lodge, Hamilton, Ont. 

W. Bro. Gavin Stewart, W.M.; Bro. Wm. Gibson, J.W.; R.W.Bro. 
John W. Murton, P.M.; V. W. Bros. Benj. E. Charlton, P. M.; 
Thos. 0. Macnabb, P.M.; W. T. Munday, P.M. 

No. 7. Union Lodge, Grimsby, Onf. 

R. W. Bro. Robert Kemp, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 8. Nelson Lodge, Phillipsburg, Que. 

V. W. Bro. Geo. H. Wilkinson, Proxy ; R. W. Bro. Rev. H. 

Montgomery, P.M. 

No. 9. Union Lodge, Napanee, Ont. 

W. Bro. H. L. Geddes, W. M. 
No. 10. Norfolk Lodge, Simcoe, Ont. 

W. Bro. Robert Rochester, W. M.; M. W. Bro. William M. 

Wilson, P. M. 

No. 11. Moira Lodge, Belleville, Ont. 

W. Bro. J. S. Mendell, W. M.; R. W. Bro. L. H. Henderson, 
P. M.; V. W. Bro. N. B. Falkiner, P.M. 

No. 14. True Britons' Lodge, Perth, Ont. 

W. Bros. Robert Howden, W.M.; Robert Douglas, P.M. 
No. 15. St. George's Lodge, St. Catharines, Ont. 

V. W. Bro. Walter Chatfield, P. M., Proxy ; W. Bro. Lucius 

S. Oille, P.M. 

No. 16. St. Andrew's Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

W. Bro. N. Gordon Bigelow, W.M.; R.W.Bro. Jas. Bain, P.M. 
No. 17. St. John's Lodge, Cobourg, Ont. 

W. Bro. R, J. Winch, W.M.; R. W. Bro. W. H. Weller, P.M. 
No. 18. Prince Edward's Lodge, Picion, Ont. 

W. Bro. J. M. Piatt, W. M. 
No. 19. St. George's Lodge, Montreal, Que. 

W. Bro. John Street,W.M.; Bro. H. A. Earle/S.W.; M.W. Bros. 

A. Bernard, P.M.; A. A. Stevenson, P.M.; R. W. Bros. Thos. 

White, jr., P.M.; William Mackenzie, P.M.; W. Bro. Rev. E 

M. Myers, P. M. 
No. 20. St. John's Lodge, London, Ont. 

W. Bro. William Kollymer, W.M. 



324 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 21. Zetland Lodge, Montreal, Que. 

W. Bros. D. Ferguson, W.M.; J. G. A. LeBlanc, P.M. 
No. 22. King Solomon's Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

K. W. Bro. Daniel Spry, W.M. 
No. 24. St. Francis Lodge, Smith's Falls, Ont. 

W. Bro. Duncan A. Fergusson,W.M.; Bro. Rich'd Locke, J.W. 
No. 25. Ionic Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

R. W. Bros. R. P. Stephens, P. M., Proxv ; J. K. Kerr, P. M.: 

V. W. Bro. J. F. Lash, P.M. 

No. 26. Ontario Lodge, Fort Hope, Ont. 

W. Bro. E. Peplow, jr., W.M.; R. W. Bro. J. B. Trayes, P.M. 
No. 27. Strict Observance Lodge, Hamilton, Ont. 

Y. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, W.M. 
No. 28. Mount Zion Lodge, Kemptville, Ont, 

W. Bro. R. Leslie, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 30. Composite Lodge, Whitby, Ont. 

W. Bro. George Hopkins, "YV.M. 
No. 32. Amity Lodge, Dunnville, Ont. 

W. Bro. Robert Nimmo, W.M. 
No."*33. Goderich Lodge, Goderich, Ont. 

W. Bro. Joseph Beck, W.M. 
No. 34. Thistle Lodge, Amherstburgh, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. Thomas B. Harris, Proxy. 
No. 35. , St John's Lodge, Cayuga, Ont. 

W. Bros. John A. Hoshal, "W.M.; Joseph Hurssell, P.M. 

No. 37. King Hiram Lodge, Ingersoll, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. Allan McLean, Proxy. 

No. 38. Trent Lodge, Trenton, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. H. W. Delany, P.M. 
No. 39. Mount Zion Lodge, Brooklin, Ont. 

Bro. W. J. Murray, J.W.; W. Bro. J. P. Campbell, P.M. 
No. 40. St. John's Lodge, Hamilton, Ont. 

Bro. Donald McPhie, S.W.; R. W. Bro. Thos. B. Harris, P.M. 
No. 41. St. George's Lodge, Kingtville, Ont. 

W. Bro. E. Allworth, W.M. 
No. 42. St. George's Lodge, London, Ont. 

R.W. Bro. F. Westlake, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 43. King Solomon's Lodge, Woodstock, Ont. 

V. W. Bro. James S. Scarff, W.M. 
No. 44. St. Thomas Lodge, St. Thomas, Ont. 

W. Bro. John Midgley, W.M. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 325 

No. 45. Brant Lodge, Brantford, Ont. 

W. Bro. John Bishop, W.M.; R.W. Bro. H. McK. "Wilson, P.M.; 
V. W. Bro. F. Mudge, P.M. 

No. 46. Wellington Lodge, Ghmtham, Ont. 

W. Bro. Wm. Young, W.M.; R.W. Bro. John E. Brooke, P.M. 
No. 47. Great Western Lodge, Windsor, Ont. 

V. W. Bro. James Gibson, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 48. Madoc Lodge, Madoc, Ont. 

W. Bro. J. S. Loomis, W.M. 
No. 50. Consecon Lodge, Consecon, On'. 

W. Bro. H. G. Whittier, W.M. 
No. 52. Dalhousie Lodge, Ottawa, Ont. 

W. Bro. James J. Radford, W.M. 
No. 53. Shefford Lodge, Waterloo, Ont. 

W. Bro. D. L. Allen, W.M. 
No. 54. Vaughan Lodge, Maple, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, Proxy. 
No. 55. Mirickville Lodge, Mirickville, Ont. 

W. Bro. Wm. Wright, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 56. Victoria Lodge, Sarnia, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. James Gowans, W.M. 
No. 58. Doric Lodge, Ottawa, Ont. 

W. Bro. A. Rowe, W. M.; Bros. Wm. M. Somerville, S. W.; 

William Kerr, J.W. 

No. 59. Corinthian Lodge, 0*#U«, Ont. 

W. Bro. Geo. L. Orme, W.M.; R. W. Bro. Ed. C. Barber, P.M. 
No. 61. Acacia Lodge, Hamilton, Ont. 

W. Bro. F. A. Gardner, W.M.; R.W. Bro. E. Mitchell, P. M. 
No. 62. St. Andrew's Lodge, Caledonia, Ont. 

W. Bro. D. E. Broderick, W.M. 
No. 64. Kilwinning Lodge, Loudon, Ont. 

Bros. John Ferguson, S.W.; C. Augt. Sippi, J.W.; V.W. Bro. 

Wm. Carey, P.M.; W. Bro. H. A. Baxter, P.M. 

No. 65. Rehoboam Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

, W. Bro. James B. Nixon, W.M.; Bro. William Bryan, J.W.; 
R.W. Bro. Daniel Spry, P.M.; W. Bro. N. Gordon Bigelow,P.M. 

No. 66. Durham Lodge, Newcastle, Ont. 

W. Bro. William T. Lockhart, W.M. 
No. 68. St, John's Lodge, Lngersoll, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. Allan McLean, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 69. Stirling Lodge, Stirling, Ont. 

W. Bro. A. Chard, W.M. 



326 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 72. Alma Lodge, Gait, Ont. 

Bro. Thos. G. Blain, J.W.; V. W. Bro. W. S. Burnett, P.M. 

No. 73. St. James Lodge, St. Mary's, Ont. 

V. "W. Bro. H. F. Sharp, P. M., Proxy ; B. W. Bro. John E. 
Harding, P. M. 

No. 74. St. James Lodge, Maitland, Ont. 

E. W. Bro. "W. J. B. McLeod Moore, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 75. St. John's Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

W. Bro. Fred J. Menet, P.M., Proxy. 

No. 76. Oxford Lodge, Woodstock, Ont. 

W. Bro. A. W. Francis, "W.M. 
No. 79. Siincoe Lodge, Bradford, Ont. 

R. "VV. Bro. Henry Bobertson, Proxy. 
No. 80. Albion Lodge, Newbury, Ont. 

W. Bro. W. D. McGloghlon, P. M. 
No. 81. St. John's Lodge, Mt. Brydges, Ont. 

W. Bro. J. M. Banghart, Proxy. 
No. 82. St. John's Lodge, Paris, Ont. 

Y. TV. Bro. W. S. Martin, "W.M. 
No. 83. Beaver Lodge, Strathroy, Ont. 

W. Bro. W. G. Yanstaden, P.M. 
No. 84. Clinton Lodge, Clinton, Ont. 

W. Bro. D. McG. Malloch, W.M. 

No. 85. Rising Sun Lodge, Farmersville, Oni. 

"W. Bro. W. H. Giles, P.M., Proxy. 

No. 86. Wilson Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

V. W. Bro. William H. Archer, P.M., Proxy. 

No. 87. Markham Union Lodge, Markham, Ont. 

"W. Bro. James Speight, W. M. 

No. 88. St. George's Lodge, Oioen Sound, Ont. 

R. W, Bro. H. Macpherson, P.M., Proxy. 

No. 90. Manito Lodge, Collingwood, Ont. 

V. "W. Bro. John Nettleton, P. M., Proxy ; R. W; Bro. Henry 
Bobertson, P.M.; V. W. Bro. E. B. Carpenter, P.M. 

No. 91. Colborne Lodge, Colborne, Ont. 

W. Bro. J. J. Campbell, W.M. 
NO. 92. Cataraqui Lodge, Kingston, Ont. 

"W. Bro. Henry S. Minnes, W.M.; Bro. Edw. S. Boyden, S.W. 

No. 93. Northern Light Lodge, Kincardine, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. John E. Harding, Proxy. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 321 

No, 94. St. Mark's Lodge, Port Stanley, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. F. Westlake, Proxy. 
No. 96. Corinthian Lodge, Barrie, Ont. 

Bros. J. E. Rawson, S.W.; R. King, J.W. 
No. 97. Sharon Lodge, Sharon, Ont. 

W. Bro. A. T. Doan, W.M". 
No. 98. True Blue Lodge, Albion, Ont. 

Bro. George Chanter, Proxy. 

No. 99. Tuscan Lodge, Newmarke', Ont. 

Bro. W. H. Bowden, J.W. 
No. 100. Valley Lodge, Dundu, Ont. 

Bro. H. C. Gwyn, S.W. 

No. 101. Corinthian Lodge, Peterboro', Ont. 

W. Bro. Walter Beal, W.M.; R. W. Bro. R. Kincaid, P.M. 

No. 103. Maple Leaf Lodge, St. Catharines, Ont. 

Bro. John B. Somerset, S.W.; M. W. Bro. Jas. Seymour, P.M. 

No. 105. St, Mark's Lodge, Drummondville, Ont. 

W. Bro. Samuel Smith, Proxy. 

No. 106. Burford Lodge, Burford, Ont. 

R. W. Bro H. McK. Wilson, Proxy ; V. W. Bro. Frederick 
Mudge. P.M. 

No. 107. St. Paul's Lodge, Lambeth, Ont. 

W. Bros. J. M. Banghart, Proxy ; D. B. Burch, P.M.; James 
O'Connor, P.M.; H. A. Baxter. P.M. 

No. 108. Blenheim Lodge, Drumbo, Ont. 

Y. W. Bro. James S. Scarff, Proxy. 
No. 109. jllbion Lodge, Harrowsmith, Ont. 

W. Bro. F. Dupuis, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 110. Central Lodge, Prescott, Ont. 

W. Bro. John Satchell,W.lI.; Bro. D. L. Fell, J. W.; R.W. Bro. 

James Reynolds, P.M. 

No. 111. Morpeth Lodge, Ridgeiown, Ont. 

W. Bro. David H. Bedford, W.M. 
No. 113. Wilson Lodge, Waterford, Ont. 

W. Bro. Aaron Mcllichael, W.M. 
No. 114. Hope Lodge, Port Hope, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. J. B. Trayes, Proxy. 
No. 115. Ivy Lodge, Beamsville, Ont. 

W. Bro. George Walker, W.M.; R.W. Bro. Robt. Kemp, P.M. 
No. 116. Cassia Lodge, Widder, Ont. 

W. Bro. G. W. Holwell, W.M. 



328 GRAND ^ODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 118. Union Lodje, Schomberg, Ont. 

B. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, Proxy. 
No. 119. Maple Leaf Lodge, Bath, Ont. 

Bro. Jesse Amey, J.W. 
No. 120. Warren Lodge, Finga\ Ont. 

W. Bro. Malcolm Campbell, W.M. 
No. 121. Doric Lodge, Brantford, Ont. 

Bros. W. M. Masterson, B.W.; J. S. Hamilton, J.W. 
No. 122. Renfrew Lodge, Renfrew, Ont. 

W. Bro. T. B. Muir, W.M. 
No. 123. The Belleville Lodge, Belleville, Ont. 

W. Bro. James Smitb, W. M.; Bro. Jobn McKeown, S. W.; 

B. W. Bro. L. H. Henderson, P.M. 

No. 125. Cornwall Lodge, Cornwall, Ont. 

W. Bro. R. W. Macfarlane, W.M ; Bro. William Hill, J.W.; 
W. Bro. Henry W. Weber, P.M. 

No. 127. Franck Lodge, Frankjord, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. H. W. Delany, Proxy. 

No. 128. Pembroke Lodge, Pembroke, Ont. 

W. Bro. Wm. H. Supple, W.M.; Bro. Andrew Irving, jr., S.W.; 
W. Bro. S. E. Mitchell, P.M.; V. W. Bro. W.'B. White, P.M. 

No. 129. The Rising Sun Lodge, Aurora, Ont. 

W. Bro. Frederick W. Strange, W.M. 
No. 130. Yamaska Lodge, Granby, Que. 

W. Bro. J. H. Bartlett, W.M. 
No. 131. St. Lawrence Lodge, Southampton, Ont. 

W. Bro. James G. Cooper, Proxy. 
No. 133. Lebanon Forest Lolge, Exeter, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. Jobn E. Harding, Proxy. 
No. 135. St. Clair Lodge, Milton, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. E. Mitchell, Proxy. 
No. 136. Richardson Lodge, Stoufville, Ont. 

W. Bro. G. R. Vanzant, P.M. 
No. 137. Pythagoras Lodge, Meiford, On'. 

R. W. Bro. H. Macpherson, Proxy. 
No. 139. Lebanon Lodge, Oshawa, Ont. 

W. Bro. M. Gilbranson, W.M.; V.W. Bro. John Boyd, P.M. 
No. 140. Malahide Lodge, Aylmer, Ont. 

V. W. Bro. William Carey, Proxy. 
No. 142. Excelsior Lodge, Morrisburg, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. A. G. Macdonell, W.M.; W. Bro. S. B. Fell, P. M. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 329 

No. 143. Friendly Brothers' 1 Lodge, Iroquois, Ont. 

Bro. David Fink, S.W.; W. Bro. James Stephenson, P.M. 
No. 144. Tecumseh Lodge, Stratford, Out. 

W. Bro. Charles Paickert, W.M. 
No. 145. J. B. Hall Lodge, Millbrook, Ont. 

E. W. Bro. C. D. Macdonnell, Proxy. 
No. 146. Prince of Wales Lodge, Newburg, Ont. 

W. Bro. Peter Johnston. W. M.; Bro. W. H. Miller, J. W.; 

W. Bro. Thos. Scott, P.M. 

No. 147. Mississippi Lodge, Almonte, Ont. 

E.W. Bro. Wni. Mostyn,W.M.; W.Bro. Peter McDougall, P.M. 

No. 148. Civil Service Lodge, Ottawa, Ont. 

W.Bro. N. W. McLean,W.M.; M.W. Bro. T. D.Harington, P.M. 
No. 149. Erie Lodge, Port Dover, Ont. 

W. Bro. Silas Hoover, W.M. 
No. 151. The Grand River Lodge, Berlin, Ont. 

W. Bro. Adam Murray, W. M.; Bros. Charles 0. Sizer, S. W.; 

Wm. Hendry, J.W.; R. W. Bro. Charles Hendry, P.M. 

No. 154. - Irving Lodge, Lucan, Ont. 

W. Bro. James Sutton, W. M. 

No. 155. Peterboro' Lodge, Peterboro, Ont. 

W. Bro. Wm. Cameron. W.M.; V. W.Bro. J. E. Ormond, P. M. 

No. 156. York Lodge, Davisville, On'. 

W. Bro. William Norris, W.M. 

No. 157. Simpson Lodge, Newboid 1 , Ont. 

W. Bro. E. H. Preston, W.M. 

No. 158. Alexandra Lodge, Oil Springs, Ont. 

W. Bro. David Trotter, Proxy. 
No. 161. Percy Lodge, Warkworth, Ont. 

W. Bro. W. T. Wiggins, W.M. 
No. 162. Forest Lodge, Wroxeter, Ont. 

W. Bro. Jno. S. Tennant, W.M. 
No. 163. Browne Lodge, Brigham, Que. 

W. Bros. James A. Hill, W.M.; Charles Brown, P.M. 
No. 164. Star in the East Lodge, Wellington, Ont. 

W. Bro. J. M. Piatt, Proxy. 
No. 165. Burlington Lodge, Wellington Square, Ont. 

E. W. Bro. Thos. B. Harris, Proxy. 
No. 169. Macnab Lodge, Port Colborne, Ont. 

W. Bro. J. B. Neff, P.M., Proxy. 



330 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

No. 170. Britannia -Lodge, Seaforth, Ont. 

W. Bro. James H. Benson, W. M. 
No. 172. Ayr Lodge, Ayr, Ont. 

V. W. Bro. W. S. Burnett, Proxy. 
No. 173. Victoria Lodge, Montreal, Que. 

V. W. Bro. William Nivin, W.M.; Bro. J. E. Thomson, S.W.; 

W. Bro. F. W. Campbell, P.M. 

No. 174. Walsingham Lodge, Port Rowan, Ont. 

E. W. Bro. Chauncey Bennett, P.M., Proxy. 

No. 177. The Builders Lodge, Ottawa, Ont. 

W. Bros. E. B. Butterworth, W.M.; David Wilson, P. M. 
No. 178. Plattsville Lodge, JPlatlsville, Ont. 

W. Bro. F. Butcher, W. M. 
No. 179. Bothwell Lodge, Bolkuell, Ont. 

W. Bro. Wm, Carruthers, Proxy. 
No. 180. Speed Lodge, Guelph, Ont. 

W. Bro. W. D. Hepburn, W.M. 
No. 181. Oriental Lodge, Port Burwell, Ont. 

E. W. Bro. C. Bennett, Proxy. 
No. 184. Old Light Lodge, Lucknow, Ont. 

W. Bro. John S. Tennant, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 185. Enniskillen Lodge, York, Ont. 

W. Bro. E. A. Weir, W.M. 
No. 186. Planlagenet Lodge, Plantagenel, Ont. 

Bro. Wm. Story, S.W.; W. Bro. W. A. Chamberlain, P.M. 

No. 187. Royal Canadian Lodge, Sweetsburg, Que. 

W.Bro. H. P. Newell,W.M.: Bro. Chas. Euiter, J.W.; E.W.Bro. 
H. D. Pickel, P.M.; W. Bro. M. A. Pickel, P.M. 

No. 189. Filius Vidua Lodge, Adolphustown, Ont. 

W. Bro. Peter D. Davis, W.M. 
No.. 190. Belmont Lodge, Belmont, Ont. 

W. Bro. James O'Connor, Proxy. 
No. 192. Orillia Lodge, Orillia, Ont. 

W. Bro. T. S. Atkinson, W.M. 
No. 193. Scotland Lodge, Scotland, Ont. 

V. W. Bro. F. Mudge, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 194. Petrolia Lodge, Pctrolia, Ont. 

W. Bro. John Sinclair, W.M. 
No. 195. The Tuscan Lodge, London, Ont. 

V. W. Bro. Wm. Carey, Proxy ; E. W. Bro. Jas. Moffat, P.M.; 

Y. W. Bro. E. Lewis, P.M. 



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No. 196. Madawaska Lodge, Arnprior, Ont. 

W. Bro. W. H. Supple, Proxy. 
No. 197. Sangeen Lodge, Wolkerlon, Ont. 

W. Bro. James G. Cooper, W.M. 
No. 198. White Oak Lodge, Oakville, Ont. 

W. Bro. William Robertson, P.M., Proxy. 

No. 200. St. Alban's Lodge, Mount Forest, Ont. 

W. Bros. John McLaren, W.M.; W. W. Winfield, P.M. 
No. 201. Leeds Lodge, Gananoque, Ont. 

W. Bros. W. B. Caroll, P.M., Proxy ; James Hayward, P.M. 
No. 202. Mount Royal I^odge, 3Iontreal, Que. 

Bro. J. Douglas, S.W.; V. W. Bro. P. McTavish, P.M. 
No. 203. Lrvine Lodge, Elora, Ont. 

W. Bro. F. Dalby, W.M. 
No. 205. New Dominicn Lo'ige, New Hamburg, Oat. 

W. Bros. William Morton, W.M.; John Moran, P.M. 
No. 207. Lancaster Lodge, Lancaster, Ont. 

Bro. A. Falkner, J.W.; W. Bros. A. McGregor, P.M., J. W. 

McEdward, P.M. 

No. 209a. St. John's Lodge, London, Ont. 

W. Bro. W. S. Smith, P.M. 
No. 209. Evergreen Lodge, Lanark, On'. 

W. Bro. Eobert Howden, Proxy. 
No. 210. Ilawkesbury Lodge, Ilawkesbury, Ont. 

Bro. Edward C. Wade, S.W.; W. Bro. J. W. Crate, P.M. 
No. 212. Elysian Lodge, Garden Island. 

Bro. H. O. Hitchcock, J.W. 
Jfo. 213. Dominion Lodge, Ridgcioay, Ont. 

Bro. W. W. Hume, J.W. 
No. 214. Craig Lodge, Ailsa Craig, Ont. 

W. Bro. J. M. Banghart, Proxy. 
No. 215. Lake Lodge, Ameliasburg, Ont. 

K. W. Bro. L. H. Henderson, Proxy. 
No. 216. Harris Lodge, Orangeville, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. T. B. Harris, Proxy. 
No. 218. Stevenson Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

W. Bro. J. G. Burns, W.M.; Bro. George Chanter, S.W. 
No. 220. Zeredatha Lodge, Uxbridge, Ont. 

W. Bro. James J. Hillary, P.M. 
No. 222. Marmora Lodge, Marmora, Ont. 

W. Bro. J. F. Purdy, W.M. 



332 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 226. Mount Morialt Lodge, Montreal, Que. 

W. Bros. John McLean, W.M.; W. McCoy, P.M. 
No. 227, Sutton Lodge, Sutton Flatts, Que. 

V. W. Bro. E. Eacicot, Proxy. 
No. 228. Prince Arthur Ledge, Odessa, Ont. 

Bro. A. P. Booth, S.W. 

No. 229. Ionic Lodge, Brcmp'on, Ont. 

Bro. J. P. Clark, S.W. 

No. 232. Cameron Lodge, Wallacelown, Ont. 

W. Bro. A. Hayden, Proxy. 

No. 233. Boric Lodge, Park Hill, Ont. 

W. Bro. H. A. Baxter, Proxy, 

No. 234. Beaver Lodge, Clarksburg, Ont. 

K. W. Bro. H. Macpherson, Proxy. 

No. 236. Manitoba Lodge, Bondhead, Ont. 

W. Bro. James St. Clair, W.M. 

No. 238. Havelock Lodge, Watford, Ont. 

B. W. Bro. James Gowans, Proxy. 

No. 240. Prince Rupert's Lodge, Winnipeg, Man. 

E. W. Bro. "Wm. N. Kennedy, P.M. 

No. 241. Quinte Lodge, Shannonville, Ont. 

W. Bro. S. S, Lazier, W.M, 

No. 243. St. George Lodge, St. George, Ont. 

E. W. Bro, H. McK, Wilson, Proxy. 

No. 244. Lisgar Lodge, Mapleton, Man. 

Bro, S. L, Bedson, S.W. 
No. 245. Tecumseh Lodge, Thamesville, Ont. 

W. Bro, David H. Bedford, Proxy. 

No. 246. Union of Strict Observance Lodge, Montreal, Que. 

W, Bro. J. C. Thurston, W.M,; Bros. Joseph Mitchell, S.W. 
John H. Jones, J.W. 

No. 247. Ashlar Lodge, Yorkville, Ont. 

W. Bro. T. F. Blackwood, W.M. 
No. 248. Eureka Lodge, Pakenham. Ont. 

W. Bro. John W. Pickup, W.M. 
No, 249. Caledonian Lodge, Angus, Ont. 

W. Bro. S. B. Fisk, W.M.; Bro. John McKimmie, S.W, 
No. 253. Minden Lodge, Kingston, Ont. 

W. Bro. Samuel Wood, W.M.; Bros. D. McTavish, S.W.: 
J. M. Pollock, J.W. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 333 

No. 254. Clifton Lodge, Clifton, Ont. 

W. Bro. Samuel Smith, W.H. 
No. 255. Sydenham Lodge, Dresden, Ont. 

V. W. Bro. Thos. C. Macnabb, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 256. Farran's Point Lodge, Farran's Point, Ont. 

W. Bro. Charles A. Summers, W.M.; Bro, John Dennenay, 

J.W.; W. Bro. Charles F. H. Forbes, P.M. 

No. 257. Gait Lodge, Gait, Ont. 

Bro. Wm. Elliot, S.W. 
No. 258. Guelph Lodge, Guelph, Ont. 

W. Bros. Wm. J. Paterson, W.M.; Hugh Walker, P.M. 
No. 260. Washington Lodge, Petrolia, Cnt. 

W. Bro. David Trotten, W.M. 
No. 262. Harriston Lodge, Ilarrision, O.it. 

W. Bro. W. W. Winfield, Proxy. 
No. 264. Chaudiere Lodge, Ottawa, 0.,t. 

W. Bro. Wm. H. Timbers, W.M. 
No. 265. Patterson Lodge, Concord, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. J. K. Kerr, Proxy. 
No. 266. Northern Light Lodge, Siayner, Ont. 

Y/W. Bro. John Nettleton, Proxy. 
No. 267. Parthenon Lodge, Chatham, Ont. 

W. Bros. W. H. Ballard, W.M.; A. D. Bogart, P.M. 
No. 268. Verulam lodge, Bobcaygeon, Ont. 

W. Bro. John Kennedy, W.M. 
No. 269. Brougham Union Lodge, Brougham, Ont. 

W. Bro. D. W. Furrier, W.M. 

No. 270. Cedar Lodge, Oshaioa, Ont. 

W. Bro. Philip Taylor, W.M. 
No. 272. Seymour Lodge, Ancaster, Ont. 

E. W. Bro. E. Mitchell, Proxy. 
No. 274. Kent Lodge, Blenheim, Ont. 

W. Bro. Wm. Carruthers, P.M. 
No. 275. Pontiac Lodge, Onslow, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. E. C. Barber, Proxy. 
No. 277. Seymour Lodge, Port Dalhcusie, Ont. 

M. W. Bro. James Seymour, Proxy. 
No. 278. Mystic Lodge, Roslin, Ont. 

W. Bro. E. B. Fralick, W.M. 
No. 279. New Hope Lodge, Hefpeler, Ont. 

Y. W. Bro. W. S. Burnett, Proxy. 



334 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 280. Mount Sinai Lodge, Napanee, Ont. 

W. Bro. D. H. Preston, W.M.; Bro. A. S. Harfc, S.W.; R. W. 
Bro. Fred Bichardson, P.M. 

No. 281. Thome Lodge, Holland Landing, Ont. 

W. Bro. Ales. Williams, W.M. 

No. 282. Lome Lodge, Glencoe, Ont. 

W. Bro. Wm. Hayden, W.M. 

No. 283. Eureka Lodge, Belleville, Ont. 

R. W. Bro. L. H. Henderson, P.M. 

No. 285. Seven Star Lodge, Allislon, Ont. 

W. Bro. J. St. Clair, Proxy. 

Wingham Lodge, Wingham, Ont. 
W. Bro. J. E. Tamlyn, W.M. 

Shuniah Lodge, Prince Arthurs Landing. 
R. W. Bro. Allan McLean, Acting for. 

Doric Lodge, Lobo, Ont. 
W. Bro. J. M. Banghart, Acting for. 

Leamington Lodge, Leamington, Ont. 
W. Bro. E. Allworth, Acting for. 

Dufferin Lodge, West Flamboro, Ont. 
Bros. Alfred Jones, S.W.; W. J. Miller, J.W. 

Conestogo Lodge, Drayton, Ont. 
R. W. Bro. Charles Hendry, W.M. 

Temple Lodge, St. Catharines, Ont. 
W. Bro. Lucius S. Oille, W.M. 

Preston Lodge, Preston, Ont. 
R. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, W.M. 

Eddy Lodge, Hull, Que. 
W. Bro. Wm. H. Timbers, Acting for. 

Victoria Lodge, Centreville, Ont. 
W. Bro. W. H. Miller, W.M. 

Mount Olivet Lodge, Thomdale, Ont. 
W. Bro. Richard Mills, W.M. 

On motion, the report of the committee on Credentials 
was received and adopted. 

The M. W. Grand Master, granted permission for the 
admission of all Master Masons in good standing as 
visitors. 

The Grand Secretary read the rules and regulations for 
the government of Grand Lodge, during time of business. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 335 

The Grand Secretary commenced reading the minutes 
of proceedings at the last Annual Communication, when 

It was moved by K.W. Bro. Thos. White, jr., seconded 
by R. W. Bro. Wm. Mackenzie, and 

Kesolved, — That the minutes of the proceedings of Grand Lodge at 
its Seventeenth Annual Communication, held at the city of Hamilton, 
on the 10th and 11th days of July. A. D. 1872, having been printed, and 
copies thereof forwarded to the Subordinate Lodges, the same be consid- 
ered as read and now confirmed. 

The Grand Secretary read the minutes of a Special 
Communication, held at the city of Hamilton, on the 
1st day of July, A. D. 1873, for the purpose of laying the 
corner stone of the new- Masonic Hall. 

It was moved by H.TV. Bro. F. Westlake, seconded by 
E. "W". Bro. James Reynolds, and 

Kesolved, — That the minutes of the Special Communication, held at 
the city of Hamilton, just read be confirmed. 

The M. W. Grand Master delivered the following 
address to the brethren assembled in Grand Communi- 
cation. 

ADDBESS. 

Brethren of Grand Lodge : 

It gives me great pleasure again to meet the representa- 
tives of our Lodges in this, our Eighteenth Annual Commu- 
nication. The practice of delivering an address from the ' 
chair, introduced by myself at our first meeting, followed 
the example set us by our sister Grand Lodges in the United 
States, and has ever since been adhered to by the distin- 
guished brethren who have so ably discharged the duties of 
Grand Master in this jurisdiction. In the early period of 
the existence of our Grand Lodge, matters of government, 
points of masonic law, our relations with the masonic world 
in general, and with other Grand Bodies in particular, 
together with innumerable matters of detail, afforded ample 
scope for consideration and discussion ; these, however, are 
now well understood and satisfactorily settled, and it appears 
to me that the '-'annual address" is now only useful as placing 
upon record the masonic incidents of the past year, and for 
bringing under the notice of Grand Lodge such topics as 

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336 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

may be considered worthy of especial consideration, or as 
requiring future legislation. Acting upon this view, and 
declining to take advantage of my position to read you a 
lecture on Masonry, I shall confine myself to a brief detail 
of the masonic events which have transpired since my re- 
election, after which I will introduce such matters as seem 
to me requiring your consideration. 

My attention having been directed to a certain resolution 
adopted by the Grand Lodge of Vermont at their last annual 
meeting, which instructed their Grand Master that in the 
event of this Grand Lodge not having withdrawn all claims 
to jurisdiction over the Province of Quebec, at our Annual 
Communication in July last, it would be her duty to issue 
circulars to the different Grand Lodges and to their own 
subordinate Lodges, notifying them that all masonic inter- 
course had been suspended between us. Feeling that this 
most unfriendly and dictatorial act of the Grand Lodge of 
Vermont required prompt action on my own part as your 
Grand Master, I at once issued the following edict : 

GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

To all to whom these Presents shall come, 
Greeting : 
Whereas, Official information has reached us this day, that at the last 
Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of the State of Yermont, 
the following resolution was adopted, viz.: 

"Whereas, the Grand Lodge of Canada still refuses recognition of 
the Grand Lodge of Quebec, and is asserting jurisdiction over 
Lodges located in the Province of Quebec j and 
"Whereas, Such assertion of jurisdiction violates the well-settled 

principles of masonic law, applicable to such cases ; therefore 

"Besolved, That the Grand Master is hereby instructed (unless the 

Grand Lodge of Canada, at its next session, withdraws from and 

ceases to assert any jurisdiction over any Lodge or Masons in the 

Province of Quebec) to issue circulars to the different Grand 

Lodges, as well as to the subordinate Lodges of this State, that 

the Grand Lodge of Vermont and its subordinates have suspended 

all masonic intercourse with the Grand Lodge of Canada and 

Masons under its jurisdiction, until the wrong is made right." 

And Whereas, The Grand Lodge of Canada, since its establishment in 

October, 1855, has claimed and exercised exclusive masonic jurisdiction 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 337 

and authority over the Provinces of Ontario and Quehec, which claims 
to masonic sovereignty have been recognized and admitted, not only by 
the Masons of Quebec and the Grand Lodge of Vermont, but also by the 
Grand Lodges in every quarter of the globe ; and 

Whereas, While we readily admit the rigid that our sister Grand 
Lodges have (in accordance with their knowledge of the facts and of 
masonic law) to recognize and establish friendly relations with any body 
of Masons whom they may deem worthy of that honor, we at the same 
time most emphatically deny the right of any Grand Lodge to dictate to 
us as to the course we should follow in such cases ; and we therefore at 
once indignantly repel the attempt thus made by the Grand Lodge of 
Vermont to coerce this Grand Body into the recognition of a body of 
Masons who, without the assent of this Grand Lodge, and in contempt 
of all masonic law and precedent, have thus attempted to wrest from us 
a portion of our lawful territory and authority. The Grand Lodge of 
Canada, while jealous of her own honor, and careful at all times not to 
encroach upon the rights or prerogatives of others, will permit no inter- 
ference, and will submit to no dictation from any quarter whatever. 

Now, therefore, for the reasons above stated, and by virtue of the 
power vested in us as Grand Master, we do hereby order and direct that 
all official correspondence and communication between this Grand 
Lodge and the Grand Lodge of the State of Vermont shall now cease 
and terminate ; and we do hereby charge and command all our worship- 
ful and loving brethren within our jurisdiction to refuse admission into 
our Lodges, and to hold no masonic communication with, any Mason 
hailing from the jurisdiction of the said Grand Lodge of Vermont. We 
also further order and direct that this Edict shall remain in full force 
and effect until the Grand Lodge of Vermont shall rescind the unfriendly 
and unjustifiable resolution above recited. 

Done and passed at the office of the Grand Master, at Simcoe, this 
24th day of October, A. D. 1872. 

WM. M. WILSON, 

Grand Master. 

This was promptly followed by a characteristic letter from 
our M. W. Bro. T. D. Harington, resigning his position as 
representative of the Grand Lodge of Vermont near this 
Grand Lodge, a copy of which will be found in the appendix 
hereto, and also as a necessary sequence by the withdrawal 
of the credentials of our representative near the Grand Lodge 
of Vermont. While I regret the necessity of these pro- 
ceedings, I entertain no doubt of your unanimous approval. 

In February last I received a letter from the Grand 



338 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Secretary cf the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, informing me 
that his Grand Lodge had passed a resolution withdrawing 
their representative in this Grand Lodge, in consequence of 
what they conceive to he an antagonistic feeling on our part, 
as shown by the continuation of friendly relations with the 
Grand Orient of France, and as a necessary sequence to this 
action, our E. W. Bro. J. C. Batchelor, M. D., at that Grand 
Lodge, has tendered to me his resignation. 

It appears to me that the Grand Lodge of Louisiana has 
misapprehended our action in this matter. The Grand Lodge 
of Canada has for the past ten years been in fraternal com- 
munication with the Grand Orient of France, and the formal 
exchange of representatives, although delayed, was made 
without the slightest reference to, or thought of, the diffi- 
culties which had sprung up between these Grand Bodies. 

With reference to the point at issue between the Grand 
Lodges of France and Louisiana, I must say that my sympa- 
thies are entirely with our sister Grand Lodge of Louisiana, 
but I fail to see that this Grand Lodge is called upon on that 
account to suspend friendly relations with a sister Grand 
Lodge. 

I directed the Grand Secretary to acknowledge the receipt 
of B. W. Bro. J. C. Batchelor' s letter, and while regretting 
the action of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana in this matter, 
to thank B. W. Bro. Batchelor for his valuable services 
rendered on behalf of the Order and more particularly to 
this Grand Lodge, and to unite with him in the expression 
of the hope, that at no distant day the two Grand Bodies 
would be again on terms of friendly intercourse and the 
reciprocal exchange of masonic courtesies. 

I have to announce for your information, that our B. W. 
Bro. Wm. H. Fraser having ceased to reside in the State of 
Wisconsin, resigned his position as our representative to 
that Grand Body, and I had much pleasure in appointing as 
his successor, our B. W. Bro. Charles Kahn, who has become 
a resident of that State. B.W. Bro. Fraser has since received 
his credentials from the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 339 

of Wisconsin, as their representative near this Grand Lodge, 
and will doubtless present them during the present session. 
I have also been notified that our E.W. Bro. Hugh A. Mackay 
has been appointed grand representative of the Grand Lodge 
of Michigan to this Grand Lodge, and entertain no doubt 
but that both of them will be received in their position as 
representatives of the respective Grand Lodges which they 
now represent, and I recommend that the rank of a Past 
Grand Registrar be conferred on these R. W. Brethren. 

I had also much pleasure in appointing our R. W. Bro. 
Dr. Lorenzo Montafar, 33°, Secretary of State of the Republic 
of Costa Rica, as our representative near the Grand Orient 
of Central America, and have since received and accepted 
credentials from that Most Worshipful Body as their repre- 
sentative to this Grand Lodge. 

On the 13th of November last, 1 had the pleasure of dedi- 
cating a new Hall at Windsor, occupied by Great Western 
Lodge, No. 47. I had appointed the following day for a 
similar ceremony at Chatham, but was prevented by sickness 
from arriving in time to take part in the dedication. The 
ceremony, however, was ably performed by the R. W. the 
D. D. G. M. of that masonic district. I had the pleasure of 
inspecting the new Lodge room at this place, with which, 
and the hall at Windsor, I was extremely pleased. 

In March last, I dedicated to Masonry a beautiful Hall at 
Pembroke, (upon which occasion I was the recipient of a 
very gratifying address), and also one at the city of Ottawa, 
on both these occasions large numbers of the fraternity 
attended. 

On the 3rd of June last, I dedicated a new Hall erected 
for the use of Beaver Lodge, No. 83, at Strathroy. 

The corner stone of an Episcopal Methodist Church was 
laid with masonic ceremonies at Colbrook, on which occasion 
I was ably represented by R. W. Bro. Richardson, the D. D. 
G. M. of Prince Edward District. 

The corner stone of the Protestant Hospital at Ottawa, 
was by permission, laid with masonic ceremonies on the 



340 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

ICth of May last, by E. W. Bro. T. White, D.G.M., on which 
occasion the ceremony was graced by the presence of Hi* 
Excellency the Earl of Dufferin, the Govenor-General of the 
Dominion, who assisted in the work. 

On the 28th of May last, I laid the corner stone of a new 
Masonic Hall, for the use of York Lodge, No. 156, at 
Eglinton. 

On the 1st of July, the corner stone of a Presbyterian 
Church was laid at Mount Forest, by permission, by the 
W. M. of St. Alban's Lodge, No. 200. 

M. W. Bro. Simpson, P. G. M., kindly officiated for me by 
special dispensation on the 1st of July, by laying the corner 
stone of an Episcopal Church at Napanee. 

And on the same day I laid the corner stone of a new 
Masonic Hall at Hamilton, for which a special Grand Lodge 
was convened. The attendance of Masons from various 
parts of Ontario was very large, about 800, and it is 
estimated that from six to eight thousand persons were 
present at the ceremony. For a full and correct account of 
the proceedings. I refer you to the papers of the day. The 
preliminary arrangements were admirably made by our 
K, W. Bro. the Grand Secretary, ably assisted by the Presi- 
dent and Directors of tho Masonic Building Association. 
It is generally admitted to have been the most successful 
masonic demonstration ever made in Canada. I hope that 
in the proposed masonic temple, a suitable suit of chambers 
will be reserved for the office of our Grand Secretary. 

On the 20th of February last, I spent a very pleasant 
evening with our Toronto brethren, at a conversazione, upon 
which occasion I took advantage of the large gathering of 
Masons, to present, on behalf of this Grand Lodge, the 
testimonial voted at our last meeting to M."W. Bro. Seymour. 
For a full account of this most interesting meeting, and for 
copies of the very flattering addresses presented to me, on 
that occasion, I refer you to the pages of the Craftsman. 

On the 27th of May last, I paid an official visit to Ashlar 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 341 

Lodge, No. 247, Yorkville, and had the pleasure of witnessing 
an admirable exemplification of correct working. 

The receptions accorded to me on my official visits during 
the past year were most cordial ; and I shall never forget 
the generous hospitality and the warm greetings I received 
from my brethren in the various localities I visited. When 
on my way to visit Pembroke Lodge, I was met at Eenfrew 
by W. Bros. Supple and "White, who had brought a sleigh 
upwards of forty miles to convey me in comfort to Pembroke; 
and on my return the same thoughtful kindness was 
repeated. 

On the 16th of September last, I received a letter from 
M. W. Bro. D. C. Cregier, President of the Masonic Board 
of Belief, of Chicago, covering a draft on New York for 
§994, which he explained was the share, pro rata, of unex- 
pended funds contributed by the Masons in Canada in aid of 
the fund raised for the relief of those Masons who had 
suffered from the great fire at Chicago, in October last, and 
in the acknowledgment of which contribution from our 
Grand Lodge, M. "W". Bro. Cregier, writing to our M.W. Bro. 
Seymour on the 14th October, 1871, says: — "May God bless 
you and yours, and enable us to repay by lasting gratitude, 
if not in kind and coin, your generous bounty." The draft 
was at once handed over by mo to the Grand Treasurer, 
and the receipt of it acknowledged in suitable terms. As 
the correspondence was published at the time, I need not 
further refer to the matter at present, than to repeat what 
I expressed in my reply, "that the action of the committee 
in returning funds not required for the purposes for which 
they were contributed, would ever afterwards be cited as a 
noble precedent for future guidance in all similar cases." 

I regret to inform Grand Lodge that the room occupied 
by Shuniah Lodge, U. D., at Prince Arthur's Landing, at 
Thunder Bay, has been destroyed by fire, by which calamity 
our brethren lost their dispensation, jewels, and furniture. 
I directed that a duplicate dispensation should be issued to 
them free of charge, and recommend a grant of $50 in 
money to assist them in refurnishing. 



342 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

A number of dispensations have been issued to enable 
brethren to appear clothed as Masons at balls and festivals ; 
and several also to authorize the initiation of candidates 
who resided without the jurisdiction of the Lodges interested. 

I received a petition for a new lodge at Orillia, and also 
for one at St. Thomas, and, as neither of them had received 
a recommendation from the nearest Lodge, I declined 
granting the dispensations asked for, and refer the matter 
to Grand Lodge. 

During the year I have granted Dispensations for the 
formation of fifteen new Lodges, a list of which I append : 

Sept. 7, 1872, Wingham, held at Wingham, Ont. 

Sept. 13, 1872, Shuniah, held al Prince Arthur's Landing, 
Lake Superior. 

Sept. 19, 1872, Ancient Landmark, held at Winnipeg, 
Manitoba. 

Nov. 18, 1872, Doric, held at Lobo, Ont. 

Dec. 30, 1872, Leamington, held at Leamington, Ont. 

Dec. 31, 1872, Dufferin, held at West Flamboro, Ont. 

Jan. 21, 1873, Eoberston, held at Nobleton, Ont. 

Feb. 17, 1873, The Koyal Solomon Mother Lodge, held at 
Jerusalem, Palestine, (warranted.) 

Feb. 27, 1873, Moore, held at Mooretown, Ont. 

March 18, 1873, Conestogo, held at Drayton, Ont. 

March 27, 1873, Temple, held at St. Catharines, Ont. 

April 24. 1873, Preston, held at Preston, Ont. 

April 26, 1873, Eddy, held at Hull, Co., Ottawa. 

May 10, 1873, Victoria, held at Centreville, Ont. 

May 30, 1873, Mount Olivet, held at Thorndale, Ont. 

I regret to announce that our friendly relations with the 
Grand Lodge of Illinois have been interrupted in conse- 
quence of a certain resolution adopted by that Most 
Worshipful Body, at their last Annual Communication, 
which I regarded as of a most unfriendly and dictatorial 
character towards this Grand Lodge. The correspondence 
which followed this act has, by my direction, been published 
and circulated, and it will now devolve upon you to express 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 343 

your opinion upon the whole question at issue, and to take 
such further action in the matter as you may consider 
requisite and necessary. 

The report of our efficient and most trustworthy Grand 
Treasurer will he submitted for your inspection during the 
present session. I notice that on the 1st day of July instant, 
the financial position of Grand Lodge is as follows : — 
Grand Lodge funds in Stocks, Debentures and 

Bank deposit $47,325 24 

Asylum Fund 6,193 66 

$53,518 90 
Complaints at the instance of Plantagenet Lodge, jSo. 186, 
of irregularities and improper conduct on the part of the 
officers and members of St. John's Lodge, No. 159, Irish 
Register, L'Orignal, have been received, and have been 
forwarded to the Grand Lodge of Ireland for the considera- 
tion of that Most "Worshipful Body, with our request that the 
matter might receive their earliest attention. A reply has 
just been received, from which it appears to me that the 
Grand Lodge of Ireland has not been sufficiently informed 
as to all the matters complained of; and I now place it on 
record, so that it may not be lost sight of by my successor. 

The reports which will be submitted during the present 
session by the District Deputy Grand Masters, will give you 
ample information as to the condition of Masonry in this 
jurisdiction ; and it affords me much pleasure to announce 
that, so far as I am able to judge from my own personal 
observation, it is most satisfactory and cheering. The 
laudable efforts made during the past year by those in 
authority, to instruct the brethren in the ritual sanctioned 
by the Grand Lodge for the efficient working of a Lodge, 
and in the elucidation of interesting points of masonic law, 
by opening in- various localities general Lodges of Instruc- 
tion, have been most successful, and is most creditable to 
those distinguished brethren who have thus devoted their 
time and knowledge towards the general improvement of 
the craft. In December last I received a letter from our 



344 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

E. W. Bro. the D. D. G. M. of the Wellington District, 
announcing that in consequence of ill health he was unable 
to perform the duties of his office, and fearing that the craft 
might suffer, tendered his resignation. As provided for by 
the constitution, I requested the Grand Eegistrar to take 
temporary charge of the District until our B, W. Brother 
sufficiently restored to health to resume his duties. 

The address to our Illustrious Brother H. E. H. the Prince 
of "Wales, ordered at our last Annual Communication, was 
most beautifully engrossed and forwarded under cover to 
E. W. Bro. Lord DeTabley, our grand representative near 
the Grand Lodge of England, who presented it to His Eoyal 
Highness, and transmitted to me the following gracious 
reply : 

Saxdrikghah, Kixgs Lynn, Nov. 4, 1872. 

General Sir William Knolleys is desired by the Prince of "Wales to 
acknowledge the receipt of an address from the officers and members of 
the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, conveying 
their warm congratulations on his Royal Highness's recovery from his 
illness. 

His Eoyal Highness desires to return his cordial and sincere thanks 
to the officers and members of the Grand Lodge, and to assure them of 
the grateful sense he shall ever entertain of the kind feelings expressed 
towards him by the Masons of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Brother 
W. M. Wilson, Esq., LL.D., 

Grand Master G. L. C. 

Among the deaths of the past year we have to deplore the 
loss of the Earl of Zetland, Past Grand Master of the Grand 
Lodge of England, who departed this life in May last. For 
upwards of a quarter of a century our distinguished brother 
ab^ filled the masonic throne of England. Under his benign 
sway, the light of Masonry, with all its attendant blessings 
and advantages, has been widely disseminated over the globe ; 
"from Japan to Gibraltar, from the Gold coast to the Hima- 
layan mountains, through the ancient empire of Cathay and 
the bleak regions of Newfoundland, the blessings of our 
friendly craft have been spread, through his fostering care." 
His heart was in the work, and he spared neither time nor 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 345 

labor to ensure success. As an evidence of the lively interest 
which he felt in all masonic matters, and the great ability 
with which he discussed them, I would refer the brethren of 
the Grand Lodge to the published correspondence which 
took place between his lordship and myself in the year 1859. 
By the death of our departed brother, Masonry has lost a 
fervent supporter, and this Grand Lodge a warm friend. 

Among the "old familiar faces" which in past years 
gladdened our hearts at our Annual Communications, we 
have to mourn one, now "at rest." I allude to our late 
E. "NY. Bro. Captain Thompson Wilson, 33°. Our venerable 
brother, who had passed the ripe old age of four score years, 
had served his country for upwards of 27 years in the Eoyal 
Artillery, sharing in all the dangers and glories of the 
Peninsular war. He was present and took part in the great 
battle of Waterloo, and subsequently served for three years 
in the West Indies. On retiring from active service, he 
settled in London, Ontario, in the year 1837 ; but again, at 
the call of his country, he rendered valuable service during 
the rebellion which broke out in this country at the close of 
that year. He was afterwards appointed barrack master on 
the eastern frontier at Prescott and Cornwall, subsequently 
retiring on half pay, after an additional service of sixteen 
years as barrack master. Ho then returned to London, 
where he thereafter resided, esteemed and respected by all 
who knew him. 

On examining the masonic record of our distinguished 
brother, we find that he was initiated into Masonry in the 
Lodge of the 5th Eegiment in the year 1816, and in the 
following year was passed and raised to the degree of Master 
Mason in Military Lodge No.406 of the 91st Eegiment, Our 
deceased brother having been elevated to the Eoyal Arch 
and installed as a Knight Templar, subsequently attained 
the grade of S. G. I. G., 33°. He also held the rank of a Past 
Deputy Grand Commander in the Grand Conclave of Masonic 
Knights Templar of Canada, and was an actual Past Grand Z. 
of the Grand Chapter of Eoyal Arch Masons of Canada. 

In his career as a soldier, our lamented brother was 



346 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

distinguished for his loyalty, his zeal, and his courage ; and 
as a Mason, we all know that his love of the Order, as 
evinced by his strict adherence to its great leading principles, 
his unwearied efforts to promote its establishment and to 
ensure its prosperity, was only second to his loyalty to the 
crown and his love to the country of his birth. Ever proud 
to regard him as a personal friend, it affords me a melancholy 
pleasure thus to place on record these evidences of his worth 
as a man, and his standing and character as a Freemason. 
The widow and orphan daughter of our E. W. Brother can 
never want friends and protectors so long as Masonry exists 
in Canada or elsewhere. 

We have also to mourn the loss of B.W.Bro. AlfioDeGrassi, 
a Past D.D.G.M. of the Toronto District, and a zealous and 
most useful member of our Order ; and of E. W. Bro. Thos. 
Drummond, representative of the Grand Lodge of Scotland 
to this Grand Lodge. 

Among the masonic incidents of the past year, there is 
perhaps none possessing greater interest to the craft generally 
and to the Masons of this jurisdiction in particular, than the 
one to which I am now about to refer. 

In the month of February last a petition was presented to 
me, signed by our distinguished and Most Worshipful Bro. 
Eobert Morris, LL.D., and by M.W. Bro. Alex. A. Stevenson, 
both Past Grand Masters of this Grand Lodge, by Albert G. 
• Mackey, John Scott, DeWitt C. Cregier, John Sheville, Rolla 
Floyd, Eobert ilacoy, and many of the most eminent mem- 
bers of our fraternity on this continent, praying that this 
Grand Lodge would grant them the requisite authority, and 
constitute the said brethren into a Lodge of Free and 
Accepted Masons, under the title or denomination of "The 
Koyal Solomon Mother Lodge," to meet at the city of Jeru- 
salem or adjacent places in Palestine. Eegarding this as a 
very high compliment paid to our Grand Lodge, and 
approving most heartily of a scheme which had for its object 
tho revival of masonic light in that grand old East which 
was the seat of its birth, and from which its brilliant rays 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5878. 347 

had been transmitted to every quarter of the globe, I gave 
the matter my most favorable consideration; and after 
consulting with as many of the Grand Lodge Officers as I 
conveniently could, I instructed the Grand Secretary to 
prepare the necessary authority, (a copy of this document 
will be found in the appendix hereto.) I trust that my action 
in this matter will meet the approval of Grand Lodge, and I 
would now suggest for your consideration the propriety of 
marking the lively interest which I think you must feel in 
this event, by forwarding to our distant offshoot the Three 
Great Lights of Masonry, together with the collars and jewels 
and clothing required by the officers of our new Lodge. 

A report from the trustees of the Masonic Asylum Trust, 
will be submitted for your consideration. This important 
subject was first officially brought forward in 1859, but up 
to this period no decided action has been taken in the matter. 
I venture to express a hope that during the present session 
the subject will receive your careful consideration, and that 
you will decide either at once to give instructions for the 
carrying out of the suggestions made by the trustees, as to 
the purchase of lands and the erection of a suitable building, 
or to abandon the scheme altogether, for it does appear 
to me that (as expressed in the report) the protracted delay 
in carrying out a benevolent project, almost invites reflec- 
tions injurious to the craft. When the scheme was first 
submitted, it was received with universal approbation, and 
a liberal support was promised; but it was subsequently 
argued by many of our leading Masons, that the class of 
persons in this country requiring this kind of benevolence, 
were very different from those for whom the great charities 
of England were established, and that but very few of them 
would be found willing to accept a home which would 
separate them Srom their children and relatives. From my 
own personal knowledge I may say, that there are many 
whose hearts are now gladdened by your bounty, that would 
rather relinquish it altogether than accept it upon the terms 
suggested. There are a few, however, who do not thus 
regard it, and as our country increases in population, so 



348 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

will these cases increase also. From eur ample resources a 
commencement on a limited scale might now be inaugurated, 
the land required for this purpose may be obtained at a 
comparatively low price at present, and I am inclined to 
believe that the fund now at the disposal of the trustees, 
would be found amply sufficient to purchase the land and to 
secure a home which, for some years to come at all events, 
would be large enough to meet the necessities of our present 
position. I leave the whole matter in your hands, firmly 
believing that you will take such action as will seem to you 
to be most wise and prudent. Appeals from poverty and 
distress have never been disregarded by this Grand Lodge. 
The open hand, prompted by the generous heart, has ever 
been cheerfully extended to relieve the wants of our poor 
brethren, their widows or orphans; and the delay which 
has occurred in the matter of the Masonic Asylum, has 
really arisen from the anxious desire of the members of this 
Grand Lodge to ascertain the best way of directing the 
stream of their benevolence so as to secure the greatest 
good to the greatest number. And I am proud to say that 
the Grand Lodge of Canada not only appreciates but 
practices that beautiful sentiment of Gait, "that whenever 
' ( we do an act of justice or kindness to another, it is the 
" benevolence of Heaven directing us to achieve some good 
u for ourselves." 

Brethren, having thus briefly and hurriedly referred to 
the various subjects and incidents of the past year, I will 
not further trespass upon your patience. I shall leave this 
chair conscious of the fact that my efforts to promote the 
interests of Masonry generally, and of this Grand Lodge in 
particular, have fallen far short of my aspirations; but 
I shall also leave it with the gratifying thought, that while 
I myself entertain none but the warmest feelings of 
brotherly love to every Mason in Canada, I am proud to 
believe that I shall carry with me the good wishes and 
respect of the fraternity generally. 

And now, brethren, I shall conclude in the language of 
the great apostle : '-Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 349 

be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace ; and the 
God of love and peace shall bo with you." 

Wm. M. Wilson, 

Grand Master. 



(APPENDIX.) 
William M. Wilson, Grand Master. 



SEAL. 



to all and every ocr rlght worshipful, worshipful and loving 
Brethren : — 
We, William Mercer Wilson, Esq., &c, <fcc, &c, of Simcoe, in the 
Province of Ontario, Dominion of Canada, Grand Master of the Most 
Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of 
^anada, send greeting : — 

Know Ye — That we, by the authority and under the sanction of the 
Orand Lodge of Canada, vested in us for that purpose, and at the humble 
petition of our right trusty and well beloved brethren, Robert Morris, 
John Sheville, Rolla Floyd, Richard Beardsley, Charles Netter, Peter 
Bergheim, Robert Macoy, James M. Howry, C.W. Nash, George D. Norris, 
A. T. Metcalf, Alexander A. Stevenson, Chauncey M. Hatch, Martin 
H. Rice, John W. Rison, A. J. Wheeler, John Scott, Albert G. Mackey, 
John H. Brown and DeWitt C. Cregier, do hereby constitute the said 
brethren into a Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, under the title or 
denomination of the Royal Solomon Mother Lodge, No. 293; and said 
Lodge to meet at the city of Jerusalem, or adjacent places in Palestine, 
on the first Wednesday of every month ; empowering them, in the said 
Lodge, when duly congregated, to make, pass, and raise Freemasons 
according to the ancient custom of the craft in all ages and nations, 
throughout the known world. And further, at their said petition, and 
of the great trust and confidence reposed in every one of the aboye- 
named brethren, we do hereby appoint the said Robert Morris to be the 
first Worshipful Master, and said John Sheville to be the first Senior 
Warden, and the said Rolla Floyd to be the first Junior Warden, for 
opening and holding the said Lodge, and until such time as another 
Master shall be regularly elected and installed ; strictly charging that 
every member who shall be elected to preside over the said lodge, and 
who must previously have duly served as Warden in a warranted Lodge, 
shall be installed in ancient form and according to the laws of the 
Grand Lodge, that he may therefore be fully invested with the dignities 



350 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

and powers of his office. And we do require you, the said Robert Morris, 
to take special care that all and every the said brethren are or have been 
regularly made Masons, and that you and they and all other the mem- 
bers of the said lodge do observe, perform and keep the laws, rules and 
orders contained in the Book of Constitution, and all others which may 
from time to time be made by our Grand Lodge, or transmitted by us or 
our successors, Grand Masters, or by our Deputy Grand Master for the 
time being. And we do enjoin you to make such by-laws for the 
government of your Lodge as shall to the majority of the members 
appear proper and necessary, the same not being contrary to or incon- 
sistent with the general laws and regulations of the craft, a copy 
whereof you are to transmit to us. And we do require you to cause all 
such by-laws and regulations, and also an account of the proceedings in 
your Lodge, to be entered in a book to be kept for that purpose. And 
you are in no wise to omit to send to us or our successors, Grand Masters, 
or to our Deputy Grand Master for the time being, in form and manner 
directed by the Book of Constitution, at least once in every year, a list 
of the members of your Lodge, and the names and descriptions of all 
Masons initiated therein and brethren who shall have joined the same, 
with the fees and moneys payable thereon, it being our will and intention 
that this, our warrant of constitution, shall continue in force so long 
only as you shall conform to the laws and regulations of our Grand 
Lodge. And you, the said Robert Morris, are further required, as soon 
as conveniently may be, to send us an account in writing of what shall 
be done by virtue of these presents. 

Given under our hands and the seal of the Grand Lodge at Hamilton, 
the 17th February, A. L. 5873, A. D. 1873. 
By command of the M. W. Grand Master. 

Thomas White, Jr., D. G. M. 
Thomas B. Harris, Grand Secretary. 

It was moved by 11. TV". Bro. Henry Robertson, 
seconded by It. "W. Bro. James Reynolds, and 

Resolved, — That the address of the M. W. Grand Master be referred 
to the Board of General Purposes to report thereon. 

M,~W. Bro. T. Douglas Harington, P.G.M., announced 
in Grand Lodge that he had sent back his Credentials, 
and tendered his resignation as representative of the 
Grand Lodge of Louisiana in this Grand Lodge. 

The following reports from the various District Deputy 
Grand Masters were read, viz : 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 351 

LONDON DISTRICT. 

To the Mopt Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Lodge of A. If. & A. M. of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — By permission of 
an All-wise Being, Grand Lodge has again met to exchange 
congratulations, review the work of the past, to counsel and 
advise for the present as well as the future workings of our 
time-bonoured institution. 

In reporting on the condition of Masonry in the London 
District, I have much pleasure in stating that my official 
visits have been a source of much gratification to me, having 
found nearly all the Lodges working well and harmoniously, 
with the exception of a few complaints unnecessary to men- 
tion, which have been promptly and satisfactorily settled. 
I might here state that one Lodge only,viz., St. John's Lodge, 
No. 209a, which came under the jurisdiction of the Grand 
Lodge of Canada at its last Annual Communication has been 
the cause of any trouble, and that proceeding from the 
election and installation of the W. Master who was subse- 
quently discovered not to be a member of the Lodge, this 
matter was laid before the Board of General Purposes at its 
annual meeting in February last, and was disposed of by 
their declaring the election null and void ; another unplea- 
santness occurred in the same Lodge by the Secretary 
refusing to give up the books of the Lodge to the auditors 
duly appointed by them, an appeal to him being first made 
by the TV. Master of the Lodge, and afterwards by myself, 
and having refused us both I suspended him (under clause 
seven of District Deputy Grand Master, page 38 of Consti- 
tution) and immediately reported the action I had taken in 
the matter to the M. W. Grand Master, who deemed it 
prudent to remove the suspension on conditions that he 
would permit the auditors to proceed with their examination, 
these conditions have to a certain extent beer, complied with, 
but the result I have not as yet learned. 

During the past year three dispensations have been applied 
for to form new Lodges, two of which the M. "W. Grand 

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352 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Master has been pleased to grant, namely, Doric Lodge, 
Lobo village, and Mount Olivet Lodge, Thorndale, both in 
the County of Middlesex, the third is in the town of 
St. Thomas, County of Elgin, but being so near the meeting 
of Grand Lodge the dispensation has not been granted, but 
I trust it may at the present Communication of Grand Lodge. 
I have granted several dispensations during the year to 
Lodges to wear regalia, attending places of worship and at 
festivals. 

On the 7th of Januaiy last, I had the pleasure of dedicating 
a new Masonic Hall, in the village of Glencoe, and installing 
the officers of Lome Lodge, No. 282, who received their 
charter at the last Communication of Grand Lodge. On the 
3rd of June, 1873, the M. W. Grand Master dedicated a new 
Masonic Hall, in the town of Strathroy ; on both occasions 
able assistance was rendered by the Grand Chaplain, and 
many leading brethren of the Lodges as well as others from 
a distance. 

During my official visits to the different Lodges in my 
district, many enquries have been made as to the advisability 
of reducing the fees paid by members to Grand Lodge. 
I would here suggest considering the large amount in the 
Treasury of the Grand Lodge, that the dues be reduced from 
50 cents to 25 cents yearly. 

In conclusion allow me to return my sincere thanks to 
the Grand Master and Grand Secretary for the prompt and 
satisfactory replies to all communications on matters 
referred to them by me, also to the Masons of the London 
District for the many acts of kindness and courtesy extended 
to me during the past year. 

All of which is most respectfully and fraternally 
submitted. 

F. WESTLAKB, 

London, 24th of June, A. D. 1873, A. L. 5ST3, D. D. G. M., London District. 






EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 353 

WILSON DISTKICT. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master and Grand Lodge of A. F. & A. M. of 
Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — In submitting my 
report as D. D. G. M. of the Wilson District for the Masonic 
year now nearly closed, I would state that on the 21st day 
of November last, assisted by W. Bro. Eobert Stark, of Ox- 
ford Lodge No. 16, I had the pleasure of constituting Oak 
Branch Lodge, No. 261, held at Innerkip, in the County of 
Oxford — a charter for which was granted at the last annual 
Communication of Grand Lodge. I found this Lodge, under 
the able and zealous mastership of W. Bro. Stark, while act- 
ing under dispensation, in a nourishing condition. 

I extremely regret that in consequence of the severity of 
the last winter, and severe indisposition resulting therefrom 
and continuing for upwards of three months, I was unable 
to visit, as I most ardently desired, all the Lodges in my 
District. I trust that those Lodges which I have been un- 
able to visit will not attribute my absence during the year 
to any apathy. To have visited each and every one was my 
fond hope and intention when I was last year honored with 
the appointment to the office which I now hold. 

It affords me much pleasure to state that all the Lodges 
which I have visited are working in accordance with the 
ritual adopted and authorized by Grand Lodge ; and if I may 
be permitted to judge of those Lodges not visited by me, 
taking as a criterion those which I have visited, I should say 
that Masonry in this District is in a most prosperous and 
flourishing condition — the Masters of the several Lodges 
being zealous Masons, and well qualified for the discharge of 
the duties devolving upon them. 

It affords me much gratification to report that during my 
term of office the utmost peace and harmony have prevailed 
in the District — not one complaint of any kind having been 
made to me during that time. 

While we have reason to congratulate ourselves on the 
prosperity of our Order during the past year, we have in 



351 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

that period been called upon to mourn the loss of several of 
our brethren — some of whom were cut off in the prime of 
their manhood. They are at rest from their labors : may 
that rest be peace. 

I cannot conclude without expressing my high apprecia- 
tion of the uniform kindness and fraternal regard exhibited 
to me by my brethren in the District during the past year. 
This I shall always bear in grateful remembrance. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

11. McKAY WILSON, 

Erautford, 2Cth June, 1S73. D. D. G. M., Wilson District. 



HUKON DISTRICT. 

To the Most Worshipiul the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — I have the honor- 
to submit my report on the condition ol Masonry in Huron 
District for the year A. L. 58T2-3. 

There are nineteen Lodges iu this District, and all except 
one are working in harmony, and appear to be in a prosper- 
ous and healthy condition ; and those Lodges that I have 
been able to visit are working correctly. 

I am sorry that I am not able to report that I have visited 
all the Lodges in my District, as I had intended. 

During the past year I have held two general Lodges of 
instruction in my District — the first at Goderich on the 
19th, 20th and 21st days of February last, and the second at 
Stratford on the 10th, 11th and 12th days of June last. 
Seventeen Lodges of the District were represented by 
brethren attending the first Lodge of Instruction, which was 
also the first District Lodge of Instruction ever held in the 
District. There was not quite so good an attendance at the 
second Lodge of Instruction, although a large number of the 
brethren were in attendance from the neighboring Lodges. 
The ritual of this Grand Lodge was correctly exemplified by 
a number cf well-skilled brethren at both Lodges of Instruc. 
tion, and I take this opportunity of tendering my hearty 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 355 

thanks to those brethren for their valuable assistance on those 
occasions, and also to the brethren of Maitland and Goderich 
Lodges for their great kindness in making provision for the 
comfort of the brethren attending the Lodge of Instruction 
held at Goderich, and to the brethren of Tecumseh Lodge, 
No. 144, for the like attention to the brethren attending at 
Stratford. Both Lodges were well attended, and I have no 
doubt will tend to improve the working of the Lodges in this 
District. We were favored by the attendance of brethren 
from the neighboring District on both occasions, who ex- 
pressed themselves as well pleased with the instruction 
given. They were received with the same kind and frater- 
nal welcome accorded to all who attended on either occa- 
sion. 

I regret to report that the unfortunate difficulties that 
arose in Tudor Lodge, No. 141, Mitchell, last year, have not 
been settled yet, and I fear will not be until some of the 
brethren withdraw from membership. I have made several 
attempts to settle matters, but have failed. The difficulty 
appears to have increased ratber than diminished, and the 
usefulness of the Lodge is entirely destroyed by this un- 
happy affair, which should not have occurred except through 
the indiscretion of the officers of the Lodge for the years 
A. L. 5871-2. 

During the year I have dedicated the hall and installed 
the officers of St. John's Lodge, No. 284, Ainleysville (now 
Brussels), and installed the officers of St. James Lodge, 
No. 73, St. Marys. 

I have granted two dispensations during the year — one to 
Goderich Lodge, No. 33, and one to Saugeen Lodge, No. 
197, authorizing the brethren to attend a festival on St. 
John's Day (27th December last), clothed as Masons. 

Four deaths have been reported to me during the year, 
viz., Bro. John Davidson, of Tudor Lodge, No. 141, Mitchell; 
Bro. John Beid Mc Vicar, of Saugeen Lodge, No. 197; 
W. Bro. Rev. Alexander McKidd, P. M. of Goderich Lodge, 
No. 33, and Bro. James Douglas, F. C. of Goderich Lodge, 
No. 33. 



356 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

The M. W. Grand Master has been pleased to issue a dis- 
pensation for holding a Lodge at the village of Wingham. 
From the ability of the W. M. of this Lodge, I have no hesi- 
tation in recommending that a warrant be issued in its 
favor. 

I desire to express my warmest thanks to the brethren of 
Huron District for the courteous and fraternal manner in 
which I have been received during my official visits, and on 
all other occasions on which I have had the pleasure of 
meeting my brethren, and heartily trust my successor may 
be equally fortunate. 

Eespectfully submitted. 

JOHN E. HARDING, 

St. Marys, July 4th, A. D. 1S73, A. L. 5873. D. D. G. M. Huron District. 

It was moved by E.. "W. Bro. M. Gutman, seconded by 
W. Bro. Bev. E. M. Myers, and 

Eesolyed, — That inasmuch as the Keports of the D. D. G. Masters are 
referred to the Board of General Purposes for consideration, who will 
report on the same to this Grand Lodge, the further reading of said 
reports be dispensed with. 



WELLINGTON DISTRICT. 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Canada: 

M. W. Sir and Brother, — I regret being obliged to report 
that since I had the honor of being appointed D. D. G. M. of 
this District I have been prevented by sickness from attend- 
ing to the duties of the office, and, although somewhat 
recovered, am not sufficiently so to undertake the journey 
to attend the Grand Lodge. 

From inquiries made at different times, I am glad to say 
that Masonry is steadily increasing in the District. 

During the year dispensations have been granted for two 
Lodges — one at Drayton, R. W. Bro. C. Hendry bsing W.M., 
and the other at Preston, R.W. Bro. O. Klotz occupying the 
East. And although I have been unable to visit those 
Lodges, I have every confidence in their management under 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 357 

those R. W. Brethren, and would respectfully recommend 
that warrants be granted to these Lodges. 

I have the honor to be, Most Worshipful Sir, 

Yours fraternally, 
THOS. M. ANDERSON, 

Ayr, Ont., 3rd July, 1873. D. D. G. M., Wellington District. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge of Canada : 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — I beg leave to 
submit the following brief report as regards my connection 
with the Wellington District. 

On the ninth of December last, I received a communication 
from the M. W. the Grand Master informing me that I had 
been appointed to the charge of the Wellington District. 

Upon inquiry I learned that the E. W. the D. D. G. M., 
R. W. Bro. T. M. Anderson, had on account of illness sent 
in his resignation to the M. W. the Grand Master, as he was 
unable to discharge the duties of the office in the manner 
that he would desire. 

After deliberation the Grand Master thought it not advis- 
able to accept Bro. Anderson's resignation, and requested 
me, as Grand Registrar and as provided by the Constitution, 
to take charge of the District until such time as Bro. Ander- 
son might recover sufficiently to resume the discharge of 
the duties of the office, or until the next annual Communi- 
cation of Grand Lodge, when a successor could be elected 
in his place. I wrote to R. W. Bro. Anderson, requesting 
him to give me such information in regard to the require- 
ments of the District as he might think proper, so that I 
could make arrangements to enter upon the discharge of my 
duties. After waiting a long time and receiving no answer, 
I learned from the Grand Master that Bro. Anderson had 
never received my communication. I again wrote him on 
the subject, and was informed by him that, as far as he 
knew, the District was in a flourishing condition, but that 
the officers of Harriston Lodge, Harriston, had not been 
installed, and requesting me to make such arrangements as I 
might think proper towards installing them. I accordingly 



358 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

corresponded with the "W. Master of that Lodge, and ap- 
pointed the 23rd of February as the date to call an emergent 
meeting of the Lodge for installation ceremony and other 
business that might be required. On that date I proceeded 
to Harriston and installed the TV\ M. and other officers. I 
also installed W. Bro. Cowan, the retiring Master, who had 
never been installed as a Past Master, as the Lodge had been 
under dispensation when the District Deputy Grand Master 
had paid his official visitation to Harriston Lodge. I was 
ably supported on the occasion by "W. Bros. "Winfield and 
Swan, of St. Albans Lodge, Mount Forest, who had come 
over to assist at the ceremony of installation. I have great 
pleasure in stating to Grand Lodge that from the zealous 
and harmonious manner in which the members of the Lodge 
appeared to work, that Harriston Lodge will reflect great 
credit on the craft generally. After the Lodge was closed, 
myself and the visiting brethren were handsomely enter- 
tained at a banquet by the brethren of Harriston Lodge. It 
was my intention when I left home to have visited a number 
of the Lodges in the District, but having caught a severe 
cold on the way over I was obliged to return home without 
having made any other visitations. 'W. Bros. "Winfield and 
Swan assured me of the prosperity of St. Albans Lodge, and 
from what I saw of the ability of those W. Brothers I am 
satisfied that their Lodge must be in a very efficient and 
prosperous condition. 

Other business engagements have since that time pre- 
vented me from again visiting the District, much as it would 
have pleased me to have done so. 

In conclusion I would beg leave to thank the members of 
Harriston Lodge for the very cordial and masonic manner 
in which they treated me during my visit. I would also 
take this opportunity of thanking W. Bros. Winfield and 
Swan for their able assistance on that occasion, and for hav- 
ing driven so far to assist me as the weather was very un. 
favorable. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

CHAUNCEY BENNETT, 

Grand Registrar, and Acting D. D. G. M., Wellington District. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 359 

HAMILTON DISTKICT. 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Master and Grand Lodge of Canada, A. F.& A. M. 

I have the honor and privilege for the third time of sub- 
mitting to Grand Lodge the annual report for the Hamilton 
District ; and what is pleasing to me, and must also be 
gratifying to Grand Lodge, I have for the third time to re- 
port that no delinquency, irregularity, or discord has been 
brought under my notice, but that on the contrary the same 
brotherly love, harmony, and unanimity which have charac- 
terised our Lodges in the past still continue. 

The Lodges in the District at present are : 

W. Bro. Gavin Stewart, W. M. 



Strict Observance, 


" 27, " V.." 


" J. J. Mason, " 


St. John's, 


it 40< i< 


" Wm. Bell, " 


Harmony, 


" 57, Binbrook, " 


11 John Simpson, " 


Acacia, 


" 61, Hamilton, ' i; 


" F. A. Gardner, " 


Valley, 


•' 100, Dundas, " 


" A. H. Walker, " 


St. Clair, 


" 135, Milton " 


" J. D. Matheson, " 


Buriingion, 


" 105, Welling. Square, " 


" Wm. Kerns, " 


Wentworth, 


" 1G6, Stoney Creek, " 


" J. Slingerland, " 


White Oak, 


" 198, Oakvillc, " 


" J. Kaitting. " 


Credit, 


" 219, Georgetown, " 


" J. Murray, " 


Seymour, 


" 272, Ancaster, " 


" Chas. E. Whitcombe, " 


Dufferin, 


U. D., West Flamboro " 


" Thos. Milller, " 



All of which I have visited officially, and have no small 
pleasure in bearing my humble testimony to Grand Lodge 
of the skill and ability displayed in each and all of said 
Lodges by the worthy brethren to whose care they have 
been committed, as well as to their highly satisfactory and 
flourishing condition. 

With regard to the last-named Lodge, to which theM. W. 
Grand Master was pleased to grant a dispensation, I feel 
myself fully warranted to believe that, if it please Grand 
Lodge to grant a charter, its future career will be no dis- 
credit to the illustrious and honored representative of our 
gi'acious Queen in this Dominion, whose name it bears. 

There have been during the year in the District one hun- 
dred and twelve initiated into our mysteries, and thirty-four 
brethren have affiliated ; and as a proof that our portals 
have not been unguarded, I find fifty-three applicants have 



360 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

been rejected. This, in my humble opinion, is a step in the 
right direction, and earnestly do I hope that our Lodges 
will continue vigilantly to guard against admitting " rotten 
stones to the building." 

The total number of Masons belonging to Lodges in the 
District is nine hundred and twenty-eight, being an increase 
over last year of one hundred and thirty-two. 

On the 15th October, assisted by E. "W. Bro. T. B. Harris 
and other able and distinguished Past Masters, I had the 
pleasure of dedicating Seymour Lodge, Ancaster, and 
installing the officers, and at the conclusion of our labors 
were sumptuously and splendidly entertained by the breth- 
ren. I ventured to predict in my former report that success 
awaited the efforts of this new lodge, and so far they have 
proved even more successful than the most sanguine could 
have anticipated. 

I also had the privilege of dedicating Credit Lodge, of 
Georgetown, on which occasion I was accompanied and 
assisted by Y. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, of Hamilton, and 
"W". Bros. G. K. Chisholm and Pearce, of Oakville. 

I also, on the 24th of June last past, installed the W. M. 
of Seymour Lodge, Ancaster, and on the same evening in- 
stalled and invested the officers of Barton Lodge in Hamilton. 

The brethren of the city of Hamilton celebrated St. John's 
day (27th December) by a Ball in the Masonic Hall, for 
which purpose the M. W. Grand Master was pleased to 
grant a dispensation, and in whose name I had the pleasure 
of formally opening the same, which resulted in a complete 
success both socially and financially. 

Yet, M. W. Sir, in the midst of our prosperity and enjoy- 
ment my report has a mournful side. The cold hand of 
Death has been amongst us; and still it is a matter for con- 
gratulation that so few out of so large a number should have 
been called away during the year. In my last report 
twelve brethren were mentioned as having been summoned 
by the gavel of Death, while this year we have to record 
but three who have passed away to " render an account of 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 361 

the deeds done in the body," and who, we fondly hope, are now 
members of the "Grand Lodge above," and as a tribute to 
their memory I herein record their names. 

Bro. ¥m. Davidson, of Barton Lodge, No. G. 
" Peter Patterson, of St. John's Lodge, No. 40. 
" Andrew Henderson, of Burlington Lodge, No. 1G5. 

And now, in conclusion, I can only reiterate my former 
expressions of thankfulness to all the brethren in the District 
for their unvaring kindness and courtesy in having over- 
looked my many faults and shortcomings, and in having 
always extended to me a more than fraternal greeting when- 
ever and wherever I have met them ; and in resigning the 
trust reposed in me again into their hands, would ask one 
more favor, although satisfied that asking is unnecessary, 
that the same kindness and courtesy may be extended to my 
successor, and so long as such brethren preside over these 
Lodges as have presided for the period of my incumbency, 
so long will a D. D. G-. M. be placed in the enviable position 
of lacking material for any report of grievances and discord, 
and will have to confine himself to the simple statement 
that "all is well." 

Respectfully submitted. 

E. MITCHELL, 

Hamilton, 26th June, 1S73. D. D. G. M., Hamilton District. 



NIAGAEA DISTRICT. 

To the M. W. Grand Master and Grand Lodge of A. F. & A Masons of Canada. 

M. W. Sir and Brethren, — In complying with the 
requirements of the Constitution of Grand Lodge, I beg to 
submit this brief report on the condition of Masonry in the 
Niagara District. 

There are seventeen Lodges in this district working under 
warrants issued by this Grand Lodge, extending from east 
to west a distance of sixty miles, from north to south about 
twenty-five miles, and although public as well as private 
business occupies a great part of my time, I have nevertheless 
visited sixteen Lodges, the one not visited being Welland 



362 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

Lodge, No. 36, Fonthill, the mother Lodge of my esteemed 
E. TV. Bro. I. P. Willson, who has vouched to me for its 
present prosperous condition. 

A Special Communication of Grand Lodge, was held in 
the town of St. Catharines, on the 13th day of August, for 
the purpose of laying the foundation stone of a new Masonic 
Temple, now nearly completed, when in the absence of the 
M. TV. Grand Master, I had the honor of assisting M. TV. 
Past Grand Master Seymour in discharging that duty, who 
was presented with a beautiful trowel by the St. Catharines 
Brethren, after which ceremony, the brethren were most 
kindly entertained by the members of St. George's and 
Maple Leaf Lodges. After refreshments several able 
addresses were delivered by the acting Grand Master and 
other prominent members of the fraternity. 

In September last, ,a copy of by-laws were read and 
adopted at a regular meeting of Seymour Lodge, No. 277, 
Port Dalhousie, said by-laws were approved and confirmed 
by the M.TV. Grand Master, on the 26th day of October last, 
and on the 26th of April last, by a resolution past in Clifton 
Lodge, No. 254, Clifton, the ballot was altered from one to 
two black balls to exclude a candidate, which was also 
sanctioned by the M. TV. Grand Master. 

DISPENSATIONS. 

In December last, I received a petition from TV. Bro. 
Lucius S. Oille, praying for a dispensation to constitute a 
new Lodge in the town of St, Catharines, to be called Temple 
Lodge, accompanied by strong recommendations from 
St, George's and Maple Leaf Lodges, naming TV". Bro. Lucius 
S. Oille, as first TV. Master. After having examined the 
TV. Brother as to his proficiency on Grand Lodge ritual, and 
finding him well-skilled in the art, I forwarded said petition 
to the M. TV. Grand Master, who was pleased to grant the 
petitioners a dispensation. 

The only dispensation granted by me during my term of 
office, was to enable the brethren of St. Andrew's Lodge, 
No. 62, Caledonia, to appear in masonic regalia at a Pic-nic 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 363 

on the celebration of St. John the Baptist, a cordial invitation 
having been extended by them to the Lodges surrounding 
them. 

CONDITION OF MASONRY. 

After visiting the various Lodges throughout my district, 
I am pleased to be able to report them in a prosperous con- 
dition and mostly presided over by competent W. Masters 
and officers, my only regret is, that up to the present time, 
or more particularly up to the time of making my official 
visits, that the majority of them have not been made 
acquainted or instructed in the proper method of working 
their Lodges, not having adopted the usual custom of pre- 
viously notifying the several Lodges, so as to enable the 
secretary to embody such notice of my official visit in their 
regular summons, placed me in a better position for acquiring 
a true state of the method of working their Lodges, and in 
every instance but one, there have been one or more of the 
three degrees conferred in my presence, and for the benefit 
of the officers whenever an opportunity has been afforded 
me, I have requested them to meet me in their Lodge room 
next morning in order to review the work of the evening, 
when I have made such corrections as I deemed necessary 
to accomplish a more uniform s}*stem of working Lodges 
throughout my district, and in every instance they have 
shown a willing desire to be instructed, for which I have 
received their kind acknowledgments. 

HARMONY. 

No other proof is needed as a guarantee of the amount of 
harmony and brotherly love displayed throughout my 
district than that of being able to state, I have not had one 
single appeal from any Lodge now working under warrant 
from this Grand Lodge. The only case which has been 
brought under my notice emanates from Temple Lodge, 
St. Catharines, under dispensation, setting forth certain 
irregularities said to be practiced therein. As it will be 
fully discussed at this sitting of Grand Lodge, I need not 
make any further mention in this report, trusting that a 
satisfactory adjustment to both contending parties may be 
arrived at. 



3G1 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

INSTALLATIONS. 

On the celebration of the festival of St. John the Evan. 
gelist, I had the honor of installing Bro. Gr. Walker, W. Master 
of Ivy Lodge, No. 115, Bearasville, after which ceremony the 
brethren repaired to Bro. B. Bodger's Hotel, where a very 
nice spread was in waiting for them. Also on the festival of 
St. John the Baptist, I had the pleasure of installing W. Bro. 
William Forbes, W. Master of Union Lodge, No. 7, Grimsby, 
for the ensuing masonic year, being the fourth year in 
succession ho has been placed in the Oriental Chair of that 
Lodge, which fully corroborates the high estimation in which 
he is held by the brethren of that my mother Lodge, over 
which I had the honor of presiding for three consecutive 
years. 

LODGE FURNITURE. 

In making my visits to the several Lodges, I found in 
many instances a want of the proper Lodge Furniture and 
implements, no less than six Lodges were without a common 
Gavel and other Lodge requirements, which deficiencies I at 
once advised to be met at their earliest convenience. 

OBITUARY. 

During the present year two masonic funerals have been 
reported to me, viz., that of Bro. John McCurrach, member 
of Union Lodge, No. 7, Grimsby, also of Ivy Lodge, No. 115, 
Beamsville, in which last named Lodge he was Senior 
Warden. He was instantly killed on the Toronto Branch of 
the Great Western Bailway, being one of the employees, his 
mangled remains were conveyed to his home at a time when 
his wife and family were about joining him in Toronto. He 
was buried in Hamilton with masonic ceremonies by our B.W. 
Bro. T. B. Harris, his memor}^ will be long cherished by the 
members of both Lodges. The other report was that of Bro. 
Captain Kelly, member of Sej-mour Lodge, Port Dalhousie. 
At the request of the W. Master, I performed the last 
masonic rights over the remains of our departed brother. 

LODGE OF INSTRUCTION. 

At the request of many brethren when on my official 
visits, I fully intended holding a Lodge of Instruction in the 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5S73. 365 

town of St. Catharines, in April last, but owing to circum- 
stances over which I had no control, I was compelled to 
abandon it, of which fact some of the delegates present are 
already aware, and from my experience during my official 
visits, I do most earnestly urge the necessity of holding a 
Lodge of Instruction by the D. D. G. M. for the ensuing year 
for this district, between the closing and opening of naviga- 
tion as the most fitting time, and the best method of 
obtaining a uniformity of the working of Lodges, being fully 
aware that such Lodge of Instruction would be well attended 
by the anxiety expressed by the brethren during my official 
visits. 

REMARKS. 

Before closing this my first report, I feel it a duty I owe 
to some particular Lodges in my district, to make special 
mention for the correct method of working their Lodges 
and carefully recorded minutes, but not wishing to wound 
^he feelings of the officers of those Lodges who are not 
enjoying so good a system of discipline, although just as 
anxious to do right, I will forbear, trusting those whom 
I know to be most especially deserving, will remain content 
with such congratulations as expressed by me when officially 
visiting them. 

In closing this my first annual report as JD. D. G. Master, 
I must tender my thanks to M.W. P. Grand Master Seymour 
for his company on several occasions when visiting Lodges, 
as also to Grand Secretary R. W. Bro. T. B. Harris, for the 
prompt and kind manner he has answered all enquires and 
communications, and lastly to those brethren who conferred 
upon me the responsible office I have so feebly filled during 
the past year, as also for the courteous and brotherly manner 
I have been received by officers and brethren when officially 
visiting them at their Lodges. 

All of which is most respectfully submitted. 

ROBERT KEMP, 

July Sth, 1573. D. D. G. M., Niagara District. 



366 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

TORONTO DISTRICT 

To the 31. W. the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge of A. F, and A. 31. of Canada. 

I beg to submit the following report of my proceedings, 
and the state of Masonry in the Toronto district. 

There are now thirty-five Lodges in this District, and I 
have visited all of them during the past year. I am happy 
to state that, with but two exceptions, all these Lodges are 
working well. 

On October 30th, 1872, Seven Star Lodge, No. 285, at 
Alliston, was formally opened and constituted. I was' 
unable through illness to be present, but the ceremonies 
were properly conducted by W. Bro. "W. R. Jamison, P. M. 
of Manitoba Lodge, No. 236, who kindly acted for me on 
that occasion. 

On December 10th, 1872, 1 constituted Thome Lodge, No. 
281, at Holland Landing. 

The M. W. Grand Master having been pleased to issue a 
dispensation for a new Lodge at the village of Nobleton, to 
be called Robertson Lodge, 1 attended on the 26th February 
last and opened the Lodge. From their proceedings since 
and their favorable prospects, I have no hesitation in recom- 
mending that a warrant be granted by Grand Lodge to these 
brethren. 

I received a petition for a new Lodge at Camilla, but the 
result of my enquiries as to its prospects was not sufficiently 
favorable to induce me to recommend it. 

During the year I have granted nine dispensations for 
festivals and public processions. 

Only two Masonic funerals have been reported to me — 
that of Bro. James Berry, of St. Andrew's Ledge, No. 16, on 
the 8th February, 1873, and that of R. TV. Bro. A.DeGrassi, 
P. D. D. G. M., of St. John's Lodge, No. 75, on the 13th May, 
1873. R. W. Bro. DeGrassi was D. D. G. JUL. of this District 
for four years, 1862, 1863, 1865 and 1866. He was well 
known and deservedly esteemed as an able and zealous 
Mason, and his death will be deeply lamented and regretted. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 367 

I have made a number of decisions, but none of sufficient 
importance to be particularly mentioned here. 

Tho correspondence of the office has been varied and ex- 
tensive, but I have endeavoi-ed to answer all communications 
not later than the day after their receipt. 

In my official visits I have been received with the greatest 
kindness and courtesy by the brethren, and I am satisfied 
that Masonry in the Toronto District is in a most flourish- 
ing condition, and that the brethren have reason to con- 
gratulate themselves on their present prosperity. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

HENEY EOBEETSON, 

Co!!ingwood, July 7, 1873. D. D. G. M„ Toronto District. 



ONTAEIO DISTEICT. 

To the M. W. the Grand Master and Grand Lodge of Canada, A. F. & A. M. 

In compliance with the Constitution, I have the pleasure 
tQ report that Masonry is in a most prosperous and flourish- 
ing condition throughout Ontario District. 

Owing to the large range of country over which the Dis- 
trict extends, I regret that I have been unable to visit all 
the Lodges in the District ; but, with two exceptions, I have, 
visited every Lodge which could be reached by railway, 
and, in addition, have on several occasions met the officers 
of the other Lodges, and from personal observation and 
enquiries made I believe that the work of Grand Lodge is 
performed as efficiently and perfectly as it has ever before 
been done in the District. 

During the months of January and February last I held 
a Lodge of Instruction at Port Hope every Friday, to which 
I invited, by circular, the officers and members of all the 
Lodges in the District, the meeting being well attended, 
especially by the two Lodges in that town, and the officers 
and members of those Lodges, as well as the officers and 
members of other Lodges represented on those occasions, 
derived great benefit therefrom. 

5 



368 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

On the 19th, 20th and 21st March last I held a General 
Lodge of Instruction at Port Hope, which was in all respects 
a great success, especially in point of attendance — every 
Lodge in the District, with one or two exceptions, heing 
represented by one or more of its principal officers, the 
register bearing the signatures of exactly one hundred 
brethren. The meeting was an exceedingly pleasant one, 
and I trust that those who attended with the view of per- 
fecting themselves in the work were amply benefitted to 
recompense them for their time and trouble. I was ably 
assisted on that occasion by E. W. Bro. J. Wright, R. W. 
Bro. Dr. Kincaid (both P. D. D. G. Masters of Ontario Dis- 
trict), V. W. Brother John Boyd, and man}- other well 
skilled brethren, to whom I tender mj- warmest thanks for 
their services. 

On the 21st May last I held a Lodge of Instruction at 
Whitby, and on the 26th of same month I also held one at 
Oshawa, both of which were well attended, many of the 
officers in the western section of the District availing them- 
selves of the opportunity to correct their work where 
defective. At those meetings the three degrees were fully 
demonstrated, in which I was assisted by V. W. Bro. John 
Boyd, W. Bro. P. Taylor, W. Bro. Geo. Hopkins, and others ; 
and I am satisfied the meetings were productive of much 
good towards securing uniformity of work in the Lodges. 

But few cases of complaint have been brought before me 
during the year. Of these, all but one have been, at my 
suggestion, privately adjusted to the satisfaction of all con- 
cerned. As no similar private arrangement could be come 
to as to the one referred to, it was laid before the M. W. the 
Grand Master, in conformity with the provisions of the 
Constitution in that behalf, who referred the same to me for 
investigation. This I did in the presence of W. Bros. Boyd 
and Taylor, of Oshawa, and reported to the Grand Master 
my opinion thereon. 

I have issued during the past year, at the request of the 
Lodges named, two dispensations to wear regalia in public 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 369 

on the following occasions, viz. : to Yerulam Lodge, Bobcay- 
geon, to attend Divine Service on the Festival of St. John 
the Evangelist; and to Durham Lodge, Newcastle, for the 
purpose of attending their Annual Festival. 

Upon the application of the Lodge, and after due investi- 
gation, I consented to the removal of Prince Albert Lodge, 
No. 183, from the village of Prince Albert to the village of 
Port Perry — which change, I believe, will be of advantage 
to the Lodge and the craft. I regret to say this Lodge 
suffered a heavy loss in the destruction of its hall and con- 
tents by fire. But I am pleased to say that the consequent 
suspension of work was extremely brief; the M. "W. the 
•Grand Master, on being applied to, having immediately 
ordered a duplicate warrant to be issued, under which the 
Lodge is again flourishing. 

The increase in the number of members of the Lodges in 
the District during the past year is a gratifying indication 
of the high estimation in which the craft is held by the 
public. 

The Lodges throughout the District are, I believe, in a 
prosperous condition financially and otherwise, and well 
provided with suitable halls appropriately, and in some 
instances handsomely, furnished and decorated. I have 
found the brethren warm and enthusiastic in the cause of 
Masonry, as evinced by the large attendance at the regular 
and emergent meetings of their respective Lodges. 

After careful inquiry, I have learned of but few brethren 
requiring Grand Lodge aid. Still, some cases have been 
brought to my notice which I shall lay at length before the 
Board of General Purposes. The position, however, of one 
Lodge in particular, viz., United Lodge, No. 91, Brighton, 
is so peculiarly unfortunate that I deem it necessary to call 
attention of Grand Lodge to it — in order, if possible,' to 
relieve the Lodge, partially at least, from its burdens. This 
Lodge has been supporting, for some five years, two brethren 
who, from old age and infirmities, have been utterly unable 
to do anything towards their own support. The Lodo-e has 



370 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

during the past winter paid these brethren §3 each per 
week, and has also supplied them with firewood, besides the 
brethren frequently contributing sums . of money for their 
relief. This constant heavy drain upon its resources has 
made the Lodge poor, and it is consequently unable to pro- 
cure the usual requisites for Lodge purposes. I would, 
therefore, respectfully ask for these brethren a larger grant 
from the benevolent fund of Grand Lodge than has hereto- 
fore been given them. 

It is with feelings of deep regret I announce to Grand 
Lodge the death of our late ^Y. Bro. Hon. Asa A. Burnham, 
a member of the Senate of Canada, and a Past Master of St. 
John's Lodge, Xo. 17, G'obourg. For over twenty years he 
evinced a warm interest in the labors of the craft, and was 
at all times zealous and active in advancing its interests ; 
and when at last summoned by the G. A. O. T. U., one of 
his last requests was that his remains should be accom- 
panied to the grave by the members of our Order. It is also 
my melancholy duty to report the death of Bro. John 
Whitelaw,of St. John's Lodge, Cobourg; andBro.W.H. Paton, 
of Peterborough Lodge, No. 155, Peterborough, both of 
whom were held in high esteem by the members of their 
respective Lodges and the people of the towns in which 
they resided. 

I cannot close my report without expressing my gratifi- 
cation at the satisfactory and harmonious feeling existing 
between the members of the several Lodges, as also 
between the Lodges themselves in this district; and I desire 
to express my warmest thanks to W. Bro. E. Peplow, Jr., who 
has very efficiently discharged the duties of District Secre- 
tary during the year; to Bro. Chas. Doebler, of Port Hope 
(a young Mason who has frequently rendered me valuable 
assistance), and to the officers and members of the Lodges 
throughout the District for the kind and courteous treatment 
extended to me on all occasions. 

I deem it my duty, in the interests of the craft, to recem- 
mend — as my predecessor did — the division of Ontario Dis- 
trict, or a rc-organization of the various Districts, believing 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 371 

that, as at present constituted, it is far too large for any 
District Deputy Grand Master to efficiently discharge the 
duties of his office, either with entire satisfaction to himself 
or to the large number of Lodges in the District. 

I append a tabular statement showing the membership of 
the several Lodges, and the work of each during the year, 
to which I would invite particular attention. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J". B. TRAYES, 

D. D. O. M.. Ontario District. 



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270 




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PRINCE EDWAED DISTRICT. 

To the M. W. the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge of Canada. 

In accordance with the usage of Grand Lodge, I have 
much pleasure in submitting my report on the condition of 
Masonry in Prince Edward District. 

I have constituted one Lodge, that of Mount Sinai, No. 280, 
Napanee, and am happy to state it is in a very flourishing- 
condition. 



372 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

I have granted a number of dispensations during the year, 
viz., Prince Arthur Lodge, No. 228, Odessa, Union Lodge, 
No. 9, Napanee, to appear in regalia on the festival of 
St. John the Evangelist ; Eureka Lodge, No. 283, Belleville, 
to attend a festival clothed as Masons ; and two others, one to 
Prince of Wales Lodge, to attend the funeral of Bro. John G. 
Hooper, and one to Mount Sinai Lodge, No. 280, Napanee, 
to attend the funeral of Bro. George A. Stevenson, lately 
deceased. 

By permission of the M. "W. the Grand Master, I acted for 
and represented him at the ceremony of laying the corner 
stone of the M. E. Church, in the village of Colebroolc, 
May 15th, 1873. 

I also received a dispensation from the M. W. the Grand 
Master, empowering M. W. Bro. W. B. Simpson, P.G.M. to 
lay with masonic ceremonies, the corner stone of St. Mary 
Magdalene Church, Napanee, on the 1st of July, 1873, at 
which ceremony a number of distinguished brethren from 
Kingston assisted. 

The M. "W". the Grand Master was pleased to grant a dis- 
pensation for a new Lodge, to be formed in the village of 
Centreville, for which I hope a warrant will be granted by 
this Grand Lodge. 

The condition of Masonry in the district is one of prosperity r 
and with the exception of one or two complaints, one of 
peace and harmony. 

All of which M.W. Sir and Bro. is respectfully submitted. 

FEED. EICHAEDSON, 

D.D.G.M., Prince Edward District. 



ST. LAWEENCE DISTBICT. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge of A. F. & A. M. 
of Canada. 

As District Deputy Grand Master for the St. Lawrence 
District, I beg leave to submit the following report. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 373 



There are nineteen Lodges in the district, viz : 



St. John's 

Sussex ' 

Mount Zion 

Mirickville 

St. James 

Rising Sun 

Cataraqui 

Albion 

Central 

Cornwall 

Excelsior 

Friendly Brothers 

Simpson 

Leeds 

Lancaster 

Elysian 

Macoy 

Minden 

Farran's Point 



Lodge, No. 3, Kingston. 

" " 5, Brockville. 

" " 28, Kemptville. 

11 « 55, Mirickville. 

" " 74, Maitland. 

" " 85, Farmersville. 

" " 92, Kingston. 

" " 109, Harrowsmith. 

¥ ¥ 110, Prescott. 

¥ ¥ 125, Cornwall. 

11 ¥ 142, Morrisburg. 

' : ¥ 143, Iroquois. 

" " 159, Newboro. 

" " 201, Gananoque. 

" < c 207, Lancaster. 

" H 212, Garden Island. 

" " 242, Escott. 

" " 253, Kingston. 

" " 256, Farran's Point. 



Each of which I have visited during my term of office. 

I have found the Lodges generally presided over by skilful 
Masters, assisted by experienced workmen who knowing 
how to appreciate the ritual of Grand Lodge, take a pride in 
exemplifying the same for the benefit of the brethren. 

While I find the number of members steadily on the 
increase, I am glad to be able to say that the brethren appear 
to be fully alive to the necessity of having the ballot box 
well guarded. 

I granted permission to Leeds Lodge, No. 201, and Minden 
Lodge, No. 253, to appear clothed in masonic regalia on the 
festival of St. John the Baptist, and a like permission to 
Cornwall Lodge, No. 125, on the festivals of St. John the 
Evangelist and St. John the Baptist. 

The differences existing amongst the brethren of Excelsior 
Lodge, No. 142, referred to in the report of my predecessor, 
have not yet been settled; and although that Lodge is now 



374 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

presided over by our well-skilled, trusty, and oft-tried 
E. W. Bro. Macdonell, P. D. D. G. M., I fear that perfect 
harmony can only be restored by the withdrawal from the 
Lodge of some of the brethren whose names are now on its 
register. 

A petition from several influential and worthy brethren 
residing in Morris burgh, praying for a new Lodge, was pre- 
sented to me, but as it was unaccompanied by the recom- 
mendation required by the Constitution, I sought advice 
from the M. W. the Grand Master, and have since placed the 
petition and all papers relating to the case in the hands of 
the Grand Secretary, believing that the matter can only bo 

disposed of by Grand Lodge. 

JAMES EEYXOLDS, 

Prescott, 5th July, 1ST3. D. D. G. 31., St. Lawrence District. 



OTTAWA DISTEICT. 

In compliance with the requirements of the Constitution, 
the undersigned has the honor to submit his annual report. 

The Lodges in the District now number twenty-three, all 
of which, with the exception of Aylmer Lodge, No. 138, are 
in good working order, the average attendance good, and 
the work very fairly carried out; but that uniformity of 
work, so desirable, can never be obtained without the 
appointment of a paid Lecturer, and I sincerely trust that 
Grand Lodge will soon make proper provision for the 
instruction of the brethren according to the ritual prescribed. 

I am happy to state that the very best feeling has existed 
in my District during the past year, no complaints having 
been made to me. The Lodges are prospering and increasing 
in membership, the best evidence of contentment and 
prosperity being the many improvements that are being 
made in the Lodge rooms, the procuring of larger and more 
convenient rooms and new and suitable regalia, and increase 
in membership. 

Among the events of interest that have transpired during 
the year, I have to record the visit of the M. W. the Grand 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 375 

Master to Pembroke and Ottawa, for the purpose of dedi- 
cating the Lodge rooms at these places. The occasion of 
his visit was seized upon by the brethren to extend to him 
that welcome to which, not only as the Grand Master, but 
likewise as a man, he is so eminently entitled, and the 
memory of his visit is preserved as a most pleasing landmark 
in our community. R. W. Bro. Thomas White, jr., Deputy 
Grand Master, assisted by His Excellency the Governor- 
General and a largo assemblage of the craft, laid the corner- 
stone of the new Protestant Hospital in Ottawa on the 16th 
May, with Masonic ceremonies, and I am pleased at being 
able to report that His Excellency expressed himself as 
much impressed with the ceremonial, and regretted his not 
being a member of the " mystic tie." 

On St. John's Day I dedicated the Lodge room recently 
obtained by the Evergreen Lodge. No. 209, at the village of 
Lanark, and the occasion was one of great interest. There 
was a large attendance from Perth, Carleton Place, &c. The 
brethren extended to myself and other visiting brethren the 
most bountiful hospitality, a choice dejeuner being laid in 
the Town Hall, at which a large number of the craft, 
honored with the presence of the ladies, sat down. A most 
agreeable time was spent, and I greatly regretted that an 
engagement elsewhere prevented me from participating in 
the good time enjoyed by the brethren. 

In the evening of St. John's day a Masonic concert (at 
which I had the honor to preside) was held in the Lodge 
Boom in Ottawa, the proceeds to be devoted to benevolence. 
It was well attended and passed off most successfully, and 
very great credit is due to W. Bro. Michaels, W. M. of 
Lodge of Fidelity, No. 231, for the carrying of the matter 
forward to such a successful issue. 

M. W. Bro Eob. Morris delivered a lecture at several 
places within the District, and was greeted by large num- 
bers of the brethren. 

Another noteworthy incident was the visit of the brethren 
of Ogdensburg and Acacia Lodges, of Ogdensburg, to the 



376 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Builders' Lodge, No. ITT, of Ottawa, wherein they exem- 
plified a portion of the American work, whereby our 
brethren were enabled to contrast the working under the 
two rituals, and to derive certain knowledge which will be 
very useful to them when visiting American Lodges. 

I have again to refer to the most unsatisfactory state of 
the relations between St. John's Lodge, I. R., of L'Orignal 
(formerly of Yankleek Hill) and the Plantagenet and 
Hawkesbury Lodges, C. R. In March I issued an edict 
among the Lodges under my jurisdiction to refuse admis- 
sion to brethren hailing from St. John's Lodge until the 
matter had been settled by the Grand Lodge of Ireland, as 
years had passed and that Grand Lodge had treated our 
most earnest remonstrances with cool indifference ; but the 
M. W. the Grand Master, having been written to by some 
one at Yankleek Hill, has seen fit summarily to revoke the 
order issued by me, and then to leave the matter in a worse 
condition than before. But as this question will be brought 
before Grand Lodge in a definite shape during the next 
session, I shall leave the matter to be more fully explained 
here. 

The reaper Death has been bus}*, and a number of brethren 
have passed to their account. The following have been 
reported to me: Bro. Little, Fidelity, 231; Bro. H. Gough, 
Builders', 17T ; Bro. Kerr, Doric, 152; Bro. James, of Ren- 
frew Lodge, 122 ; all of whom were interred with Masonic 
ceremonies. In Bro. Little's case, the brethren of Hawkes- 
bury Lodge charged themselves with the care of the 
ceremonies, that brother having lost his life through a 
deplorable accident at Hawkesbury, and no time being 
afforded for communicating with his mother Lodge (Fidelity 

No. 231.) 

I have again to tender my most sincere and heartfelt 
thanks to the brethren of the various Lodges in my District 
for their uniform kindness to me on all occasions, and for 
their very kind forbearance for all shortcomings, and that 
the G. A. O. T. U. may shower blessings upon them all is 

the most earnest wish of 

EDWARD C. BARBER, 

D. D. G. M., Ottawa District. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5S73. 377 

MONTREAL DISTEICT. 

To the M. W. the Grand Master and Grand Lodge of Canada. 

In presenting the following report on the condition of the 
craft under ray supervision in this District, I have the 
pleasure to state that harmony prevails amongst the seven 
Lodges in this jurisdiction. With the exception of an appeal 
of Bro. Junior Warden, Lodge of Antiquity, against the 
ruling of the W. M., which appeal I sustained, there has 
been no irregularity or complaint brought under my notice. 

I have visited all the Lodges, and find them working well 
and in accordance with the ritual of our Grand Lodge. 

In the execution of my duties I had the honor of installing 
the officers of six Lodges on St. John's Lay, having been 
ably assisted in the ceremonies by B. W. Bro. J. Urquhart. 

The Lodge of Antiquity refusing to confirm the election 
of the W. M., made in December last, a new election was 
held in January, and in February I installed the officers. 

I have granted two dispensations during the year, one to 
Mount Boyal Lodge, No. 202, to hold their annual ball, the 
other to the six Canadian Lodges for a joint ball. Both 
of these events reflected great credit on the brethren. 

The only death reported was Bro. John T. Eagan, of 
Mount Moriah Lodge, No. 226, who died on March 28th, and 
was buried with Masonic ceremonies by the members of his 
Lodge, W. Bro. McLean officiating. 

In retiring from the office, I take this method of returning 
my warmest thanks to the brethren for the kind manner in 
which I have always been received by them. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

W. MACKENZIE, 

Montreal, 9th July, 1S73. D. D. G. M., Montreal District. 



MANITOBA DISTEICT. 

Most Worshipful Grand Master, Officers and Brethren. 

As District Deputy Grand Master for Manitoba District, I 
have the honor to submit my report for the year just ended. 



378 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

It gives me great pleasure to be able to report that 
Masonry in this District is in a flourishing condition, and 
that Peace, Love and Harmony prevail. 

There are only three working Lodges in the Province of 
Manitoba, consequently my duties have not been very 
onerous. Two of these Lodges are working under warrant 
from the Grand Lodge of Canada, and one is under dispen- 
sation. 

Prince Eupert Lodge, No. 240, Winnipeg. 

Lisgar " " 244, Lisgar. 

Ancient Landmark Lodge, U. D., "Winnipeg. 

I regret that the Lodge at Portage La Prairie has not yet 
got into working order, but hope that such will soon be the 
case, as some good Masons from Ontario are settling in that 
neighborhood. 

I have visited all these Lodges, officially and otherwise, 
during the year. 

Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 240, Winnipeg. — This Lodge, the 
oldest in the Province, continues to make steady progress, 
not only by increasing the number of its members but, what 
is of more importance, by upholding and maintaining the 
fundamental principles on which our noble Order is founded. 
There arc eighty names on the roll in good standing. 
Severe strains have been made on their finances, in conse- 
quence of sickness among their members and in assisting 
strangers. 

Lisgar Lodge, No. 244, Lisgar. — Notwithstanding difficul- 
ties, this Lodge still continues to thrive and flourish. On 
account of the membership being so scattered, the Lodge 
being in a rural settlcment,it sometimes becomes veiwdifficult 
to hold meetings, but I am glad to say that all these difficul- 
ties have only had the effect of increasing their zeal and love 
for Masonry. Under such experienced Masons as W. Bro. 
Black, their first W. M., and others, I have no fear for them. 
As the country becomes more thickly settled, additions 
have been made of good men and true, both by initiation 
and affiliation. Their Lodge room is very comfortably 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 379 

fitted up, although not very large. I had the pleasure, on 
last St. John's day, with tho assistance of W. Bros. Black 
and Henderson, of installing and investing their officers. 

Ancient Landmark Lodge, JJ. D., Winnipeg. — This Lodge 
makes the second in the town. It received its dispensation 
from the M. W. the Grand Master shortly after the last 
meeting of Grand Lodge. "Under the mastership of W. Bro. 
Henderson, an experienced Mason, it has increased very 
much in numbers, and, like the other Lodges, is closely 
observing the ritual of Grand Lodge. I would recommend 
that a warrant be granted to this Lodge. 

I am happy to report that the Lodges in this District 
have purchased a suitable regalia for the D. D. G. M. 

Both the Lodges in Winnipeg meet in the same room, 
which at considerable cost to the brethren they have neatly 
and suitably fitted up. 

A general feeling is expressed by all the Lodges in the 
District that the present unhappy difficulty between the 
Grand Lodge of Canada and the Grand Lodge of Quebec (so 
called) should be amicably settled if possible, and that all 
means consistent with the dignit}* of Grand Lodge should be 
taken to secure that much-desired object. 

It is my melancholy duty to report the death of one of 
our members, late Secretary of Prince Rupert Lodge, Bro. 
Geo. W. Webster, formerly of Wellington county, Ontario. 
Notwithstanding the greatest care and attention on the 
part of the brethren, some of them his intimate friends in 
his former home, he was taken from us, and we now mourn 
our loss — hoping, however, that it is his gain. May we meet 
him in the Grand Lodge above. 

During the year my opinion and decision has been asked 
on different questions by the brethren, all of which I 
endeavored to explain to the best of my ability and in har- 
mony with the Constitution of Grand Lodge. 



380 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

I take this opportunity of thanking the officers and 
brethren of the Lodges in the District for the uniform kind- 
ness and courtesy I have received at their hands. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

WM. N. KENNEDY, 

Winnipeg, June 24, 1873. D. D. G. il., Manitoba District. 

The foregoing Reports were referred to the Board of 
General Purposes, to report thereon to this Grand Lodge. 

The M. W. Grand Master read the following letter, 

which was received and directed to be entered in the 

proceedings : 

Jerusalem, May 19th, 1873. 

W. M. Wilson, Esq., G. M. of Grand Lodge of Canada : 

Dear Sir and M. W. Bro., — I have the honor to report to you that 
"Koyal Solomon Mother Lodge at Jerusalem, No. 293, was regularly 
constituted on Wednesday the 7th irjst. 

Fraternally and truly yours, 

John Sheville. 
P. S. — By direction of Bro. Morris I enclose you an Olive leaf plucked 
from one of the trees in the Garden of Gethsemane.— J. S. 

R. W. Bro. T. White, Jr., President of the Board of 
General Purposes, submitted and read the following 

AXNUAL EEPORT. 

The Board of General Purposes has the honor to report 
that its annual meeting was held in the city of Toronto on 
the 4th day of February last. 

The books of the Grand Secretary and the Grand 
Treasurer, together with the accounts, statements and 
vouchers, for the financial year ending 31st December, 1S72, 
were snbmitted and carefully examined, and the Board has 
pleasure in stating that they were found to be in every 
particular correct. The following it a statement of the 
finances of Grand Lodge at that date : 

The receipts by the Grand Secretary for the past year 
amount to $11,69S.55, derived from the following sources: 

Certificates $2,968 00 

Lues 5.309 99 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 381 

Fees 1,971 50 

Dispensations 576 00 

Warrants 230 00 

Constitutions 596 56 

Proceedings 46 50 

$11,698 55 
The amounts at the credit of Grand Lodge, as per the 
Grand Treasurer's statement, are as follows : 

General Fund $29,988 06 

Benevolence Fund, investment acct 12,468 81 

" " current acct 1,357 34 

Asylum Fund 6,002 66 

649,816 87 
That the funds belonging to this Grand Lodge are 
invested as follows : 

Dominion stock, bearing 6 per cent $28,800 00 

" " " 5 per cent.... 10,000 00 

Debentures, County of Middlesex 1,600 00 

Bank of Toronto, bal. July 1, 

1872 $1,058 66 

Bank of Toronto, interest on 

Dominion stock accrued... 144 00 

1,202 66 

Canadian Bank of Commerce S,214 21 

$49,816 87 
The crpenditure for the year 1872 amounted to $8,618.29, 
of which sum $3,884.66 was for transfers to the Benevolent 
Fund (including the sum of $250 in aid of the sufferers by 
the Franco-Prussian war.) A detailed statement of the 
expenditure has already been submitted to the Board. 

The Board authorized the payment of the following 
accounts : 

Lawson, JVIcCulloch & Co., Grand Lodge 

proceedings, &c $382 88 

Lawson, McCulloch & Co., Constitutions... 277 00 



382 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Copp, Clark & Co., certificates, &c 327 00 

Assistance in Grand Secretary's office 325 00 

W. Bruce, engrossing 43 19 

R. Haigh, blank books 37 00 

T. & E. White, Grand Lodge seal and 

electrotyping 10 50 

Duncan, Stewai't &'Co., blank book 2 05 

W. W. Summers, repairs 5 25 

M. Howie?, tin case 5 25 

Grand Secretary, bal. of postage acct 17 77 

Grand Master, postage, telegrams, &,c 21 00 

Grand Treasurer, postage 3 73 

$1,457 62 
The Board recommend that the Grand Secretary be 
allowed to draw to cover payments of paper for reprinting 
proceedings, as the same may be required, amounting in 
gross to $1,350. 

The Board recommend that in future all orders for bene- 
volence be endorsed by the party to whom the grant is 
made, in addition to the endorsation of the Brother through 
whom the payment is made. 

The Board has much pleasure in reporting, tor the infor- 
mation of Grand Lodge, that the amount contributed towards 
the relief of our brethren in Chicago has been much in 
excess of the sum required; and the Masonic Board of 
Belief of that city having returned to this Grand Lodge the 
sum of $872.84, to be apportioned among the contributors to 
the fund, the Board recommend its division as follows : 

Grand Lodge, Benevolence Fund, $485 63 

Toronto Lodges, through A. R. Boswell... 169 64 

Wellington District, P.D.D.G.M 1S2 73 

Wilson " P.J.Brown 34 84 

(The parties through whom the donations were made, i 

S872 84 
The Board has also to i*ecommend that in consideration of 
the great services rendered to Masonry by B. W. Bro. Otto 
Klotz, especially in connection with the funds of Bene- 
volence, in preparing with great labor and care a record of 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 383 

the various grants made, and an abstract of the particulars 
in the case of each appliance for relief, a silver mantle 
ornament, with some emblem of benevolence, be presented 
to him, and that the Grand Master be requested to name a 
committee to procure the same. 

BENEVOLENCE. 

The Board has had under consideration several applica- 
tions for relief, and, after due consideration, made the 
following appropriations, to be paid from the funds of 
Benevolence at the disposal of the Board, viz. : 

No. Applicant. Sum allowed. Payable through. 

1 Mrs.L. J $ 50 M. W. Bro. W. B. Simpson. 

2 Miss P 25 " " " 

3 Bro.W 40 E, W. " J.Wright. 

4 Mrs. C 25 " " J. B. Bickcll. 

5 Orphans of late W. " John R. Leggo. 

Bro. B 20 

6 Bro. B 30 E. W. Bro. E. C. Barber. 

7 Bro. 1 40 AV. M. New Dominion, No. 205. 

8 Mrs. Mel 20 " Kilwinning, " 64. 

9 Mrs.M 20 " Thistle, " 250. 

10 Mrs. B 20 " Plattsville, " 178. 

11 Bro. E 30 " Tuscan, " 99. 

12 Mrs.K 20 E. AV. Bro. F. AVestlake. 

13 Mrs. B 25 W. M. St. John's, « 40. 

14 Mrs. G 25 " St. George's, " 42. 

15 Mrs. T 25 " " " " 

16 Mrs. T 20 E. AY. Bro. J. Milne. 

17 Mrs. C 20 " " Thomas White, jr. 

18 Mrs. A 25 " " P.J.Brown. 

19 Mrs. H 25 " " Allan McLean. 

20 Bro. C 25 " <« " " 

21 Mrs. B 20 " " W. H. Weller. 

22 Bro. P 30 " " J. Bain. 

23 Mrs. G 20 « " J.E.Brooke. 

24 Mrs. S 20 

25 Mrs. W 20 W. M. Composite, No. 30. 

26 Bro. T 20 " Brant, " 45. 

27 Bro. S 20 " Doric, " 121. 

28 Mrs. C 20 J. J. Mason, P. M. Strict Obser. 

29 Mrs. S 20 " " " 

30 Mrs. Q 20 " < ; 

31 Mrs: W 20 " " " 

6 



384 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

32 Mrs. D 20 J. J. Mason, P. M., Strict 

33 Hamilton Board 

of Relief. 50 " " " 

34 Bro. B 20 R. W. Bro. J. Bain. 

35 Bro. B 20 " 

36 Bro. M 20 " " " 

37 Mrs. D 20 • " " " 

38 Mrs.H 20 u " " 

39 Mrs. McD 25 M. W. " W.B.Simpson. 

40 Bro. M 25 W. M. King Solomon, No. 43. 

41 Toronto Board of 

Belief. 50 R. W. Bro. J. Bain. 

42 Mrs. S 25 M. W. " A.Bernard. 

43 Board of Relief of 

Montreal 50 R. "W. " Mackenzie. 

44 Mrs. C 20 " " F. Westlake. 

45 Bro. S.... 40 " " G. Levin. 

46 Mrs. F r 25 " " P. J Brcwn. 

47 Bro. T 25 " " R. Eincaid. 

4S London Board of 

Relief 40 « " F. Westlake. 

49 Ottawa Board of 

Relief 40 " " E.C.Barber. 

50 Kingston Board 

of Relief. 40 " " A. S. Kirkpatrick. 

$1,335 

The Board rejected the application on behalf of Mrs. 

O , because by an error she obtained two grants, viz., 

$40 and $50 last July. On behalf of Mrs. J , because 

there is no report received that she is in need ; the last 
grant being to help her to p>ay for the last instalment of the 
land bought by her husband. On behalf of Tudor Lodge, 
No. 141, because it would not be a good precedent to refund 
a Lodge the funeral expenses of a deceased brother, and a 

grant of $50 having been made last July to Bro. D . 

The Board would also strongly recommend to brethren 
desirous of making application to the Board upon the Funds 
of Benevolence, that those applications be always accom- 
panied with sufficient information regarding the party for 
whom aid is solicited, in order to arrive at an intelligent 
decision on the subject. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 385 
GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS. 

A charge of partial and improper conduct against the 
"W". M. of Filius Viduse Lodge, No. 189, was brought before 
the Board, and referred back to the D.D.G.M. for inquiry and 
report. Subsequently the Grand Secretary has received the 
following resolution, carried unanimously in the Lodge, 
which, they assume, may be held as disposing of the matter: 

" Moved by Bro. J. B. Gait, seconded by Bro. J. C. Chamberlin, 
P. M., and 

"Resolved, — That this Filius Viduae Lodge, No. 189, G. R. C, after 
having heard the letter of complaint of Bros. Walson and Murdoch, say 
that the said Brothers have no ground for complaint, and that this 
Lodge has every confidence in the honor and integrity of R. W. Bro. 
E. H. Smith, and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the 
Grand Secretary. — Carried unanimously." 

In relation to the case of R. W. Bro. J. C. Franck, the 
following resolution was passed, after the reading of a letter 
from Bro. Franck : 

That the communication of R. W. Bro. Franck having been read and 
received, the Board is of opinion that there is nothing in the defence 
put in to alter the decision of Grand Lodge, and recommend, therefore* 
that the said Bro. Franck be expelled from the Craft at the next meet- 
ing of Grand Lodge. 

B. W. Bro. Franck is therefore recommended to Grand 
Lodge for expulsion from the craft. 

CONSTITUTION AND REGULATIONS. 

Amity Lodge, No. 32, Dunnville. — The Board is of opinion 
that the effect of clause 21, under the head of " Private 
Lodges," in the Book of Constitution, is to render it impera- 
tive on a Lodge to restore a brother who has been suspended 
for non-payment of dues, on payment of " all arrears owing at 
the time of his suspension," with the " regular Lodge dues for 
period he was so suspended ;" in other words, that, by the act 
of payment, the brother becomes again a member of the 
Lodge in good standing, without any formal action on the 
part of the Lodge, but that this provision does not prevent 
the Lodge from accepting a less sum if it should see fit to do 
so. The Board, therefore, holds that though it is a power 



3S6 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

which should be cautiously exercised, there is nothing in the 
Constitution of Grand Lodge or the usages of Masonry to 
prevent Amity Lodge from remitting the dues accrued 
during the period of suspension, and restoring a brother to 
good standing on payment of the arrears due at the date of 
his suspension. The Board desires it to be distinctly under- 
stood that, in all cases of restoration of brethren, the Lodge 
is responsible to Grand Lodge for the Grand Lodge dues 
which accrue during the period of suspension. 

In reference to the petition of a number of brethren of 
Orillia for a dispensation to form a new Lodge there, the 
Board is of opinion that it has no power to deal with the 
case. In the absence of a recommendation from the nearest 
Lodge, it must be reserved for the pleasure of Grand Lodge. 

Dalhousie Lodge, JS"o. 52, Ottaica. — In this case, the papers 
relating to the action of this Lodge in the matter of the 
complaint of Bro. St. Hill against Bro. Smith, which were 
sent to the Grand Secretary in England whilethe Lodge was 
working under its English warrant, were merely transmitted 
to this Grand Lodge through B. W. Bro. Sir John A. 
Macdonald, after the Lodge had surrendered its English 
warrant. No appeal from the decision of the M. TV. the 
Grand Master of England appears, by the papers received, 
to have been made ; and as the term of suspension has 
expired, and no farther action in the matter is demanded by 
either party, this Board does not deem it necessary to offer 
any opinion on the proceedings taken. 

St. Johns Lodge, J\ T o. 209a, London. — The Board finds, from 
the statements of brethren and an examination of the minute 
books of the Lodge, that "VV. Bro. O'Connor withdrew from 
the Lodge and took his dimit on the 19th May, 1869, while 
it was working under the Grand Lodge of Ireland. At its 
first meeting after joining this Grand Lodge (21st August, 
1872), TV. Bro. O'Connor personally applied in Lodge to be 
reinstated, when it was moved and seconded that he be 
admitted a member, and, no objection having been made, 
the motion was declared carried, — no ballot was passed, nor 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5871). 357 

was a formal vote taken. Bro. O'Connor paid the affiliation 
fee, and lias since paid his dues up to last St. John's day. 
At the next meeting, before the minutes were confirmed, 
one of the brethren made some objections to the vote at the 
previous meeting, but made no formal protest, and there is 
some difference among the bi*ethren as to the extent to which 
he pressed his objection. After this, Bro. O'Connor sat and 
voted in the Lodge without formal objection. On the 18th 
December, 1872, he was elected Master, the ballot having; 
been passed twice before a clear majority was obtained.. 
On the 24th Bro. Morden made a formal protest to the 
D. D. G. M. against the installation of W. Bro. O'Connor, on 
the ground that he was not a member of the Lodge, no' 
ballot having been taken, and no notice of application 
having been sent to the members, as required by the Consti- 
tution. The D. D. G. M. (R, W. Bro. Westlake) at first 
intended to defer the installation of W. Bro. O'Connor until 
he could communicate with the Grand Master, but on the 
2Gth he received a telegram, sent in answer to a com muni-' 
cation from the Secretary of the Lodge, authorizing him 
(the D. D. G. M.) to proceed, and on the 27th he installed 
Bro. O'Connor as Master of the Lodge. On a further, 
representation to the Grand Master, he sent a further 
telegram to E. W. Bro. "Westlake rescinding the author!-, 
zation contained in the first telegram, but this was not 
received until after the ceremony had been performed. 
Bro. O'Connor was previously a Past Master, having been 
Master of the Lodge while working under its Irish warrant. 

Under these circumstances, the Board is of opinion that 
W. Bro. O'Connor has not been regularly elected, and is not 
now a member of the Lodge ; that he was not, at the time 
of election, eligible for office in the Lodge, and consequently 
that his installation as Master was null and void; and that 
the fees and dues paid by Bro. O'Connor should be returned' 
to him, and a proper application made, notice to the brethren- 
given, and ballot taken, if he desires membership in the' 
Lodge. 



388 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

The Board regrets to find, from the evidence, that the 
lodge has been exceedingly lax in its mode of admitting 
members, and has tailed to comply with the requirements of 
its own by-laws or the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of 
Ireland (under which it formerly worked), or of this Grand 
Lodge, all of which require the ballot to be passed, and 
notice of application for membership to be sent to all the 
members. The Board trusts that the attention of the 
brethren having been called to this matter, the Lodge will 
be more careful in the future. 

King Solomon's Lodge, 2\o. 22, Toronto. — In this case Bro. 
Sargant, while S. W. of the Lodge, tendered his resignation 
and applied for a certificate of withdrawal by letter, of which 
tbe following is a copy : 

"Toronto, 12th April, 1870. 
{t D. McLellan, Esq., W. M. King Solomons Lodge, No. 22: 

"Dear Sir and T. W. Bro, — I will thank you to have the Secretary 
of the Lodge furnish me with the amount of my dues ; also arrange 
during the coming week to appoint some one in my place as acting 
Treasurer. And as I cannot, by reason of my office, constitutionally ask 
for any dimit till the expiration of my present term of office, I presume 
it will be necessary for you to place the matter before the Lodge this 
evening and, if they deem fit, grant me my dimit at once, I may mention 
that I have good and sufficient reasons for acting in the manner I do. Trust- 
ing you will attend to the matter at once, 

" I remain fraternally yours, 
[Signed] " Thomas Sargant/' 

The dimit was granted at the regular meeting of the 
Lodge in April, 1870, before the expiration of his term of 
office, and was issued to Bro. Sargant. In July, 1870, Bro. 
Sargant applied for admission, as a joining member, to St. 
John's Lodge, and on the 9th of March and 13th of April, 
1S71, to King Solomon's Lodge, but was on each occasion 
rejected. In the petitions he described himself as " late a 
member" of King Solomon's Lodge. The petitions were in 
the usual form, and promised obedience, &c, "if admitted 
among you." On the 14th December, 1871, Bro. Sargant 
attended the King Solomon's Lodge, claimed membership 
on the ground that the Lodge could not accept his resigna- 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5S73. 389 

tion while S. "W., and tendered the amount of his dues. The 
acting "W. M. ruled that he was still a member of the Lodge, 
are directed the Secretary to receive all arrears of dues from 
him. Bro. Purvis, the J. W., appealed from this ruling to 
the D. D. G. M., E. W. Bro. Kerr, After considering the 
case, Bro. Kerr decided against the ruling of the acting W.M., 
and held that Bro. Sargant was not a member of King 
Solomon's Lodge. From this decision the present W. M., 
E. W. Bro. Spry, has appealed to the Grand Master, who has 
referred the matter to this Board for decision. 

The Board is of opinion that the action of the Lodge, 
viewed in the light of the peculiar wording of Bro. Sargant's 
letter, may be regarded in effect (though not technically so 
worded; as a removal for sufficient cause under clause 9, 
" Of Masters and Wardens of Lodges." Bro. Sargant says 
in his letter, " I have good and sufficient reasons for acting 
in the manner I do," and his masonic word contained in an 
official letter seems to have been taken as a "sufficient 
cause " without further investigation. The Board is further 
of opinion that if the action of the Lodge could not be 
sustained as a removal from office for cause, and a with- 
drawal from membership conjointly with the removal, Bro. 
Sargant is, by his own acts after his year of office had 
expired, estopped by every principle of law and equity from 
claiming membership in the Lodge. His application was 
to be allowed to retire either then or as soon as he could 
legally do so. The Lodge acted upon the application at 
once. The Board does not at present decide whether the 
Lodge had the right, under the Constitution, to accept the 
resignation of a member while in office as S. "W., but the 
application was made and the Lodge did in fact accept it. 
If it did wrong, the Lodge rendered itself liable to censure, 
but the act was not a nullity any more than the irregular 
initiation of a candidate without sending the prescribed 
notices, etc., would be a nullity; and it may be regarded, 
when combined with the wording of the application and the 
the acts both of the Lodge and Bro. Sargant after his year 
of office had expired, as a withdrawal at any rate from the 



390 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

date when it could legally be done. The Lodge had clearly, 
hy its action, deprived itself of the power of suspending Ero. 
Sargant for non-payment of dues; and he, by applying 
again for membership, describing himself as " late a mem- 
ber " of the Lodge, and promising obedience " if admitted," 
in like manner estopped himself from afterwards claiming 
the privileges of membership. 

For these reasons, the Board is of opinion that the ruling 
of B. W. Kerr should be sustained. 

Plantagenet Lodge. — The complaint of Plantagenet Lodge, 
No. 186, against St. John's Lodge, No. 159, I. E., having 
again come before the Board, E. "W. Bro. Kivas Tully, the 
representative of the Grand Lodge of Ireland in the Grand 
Lodge of Canada, stated that the Grand Lodge of Ireland 
had forwarded a reply to our remonstrance through our 
representative there, E. W. Bro. Mackay, but that he had 
not received such reply. The Grand Secretary was accord, 
ingly directed to write to the Grand Lodge of Ireland, 
through our representative, asking to be furnished with a 
copy of their decision in the matter. 

Lodge at Levuka, Fiji. — In reference to the formation of a 
Masonic Lodge at Levuka, Fiji, referred to the Board at the 
last Communication of Grand Lodge, the Board has to report 
that tne Grand Secretary addi-essed a letter to W. Bro. 
Paton, which was deemed sufficient and satisfactory, and it 
was not considered necessary that any further action should 
be taken on the subject until such time as further informa- 
tion should be received. The substance of the Grand 
Secretary's letter was, that until more satisfactory state- 
ments are made in relation to the formation of the Lodge, 
the Grand Lodge of Canada would not feel warranted in 
extending recognition to it. No further letter or informa- 
tion has since been received. 

Denver Lodge,J)enver. — A letter was received from theW.M* 
of Denver Lodge, Denver, Colorado, stating that the Lodge 
upon authority from Mississippi Lodge,No. 147, Almonte, had 
incurred the expenses of the funeral of the late Bro. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5ST3. 391 

Northrup, a Past Senior "Warden and Treasurer of the latter 
Lodge, and that the said Lodge at Almonte had neglected 
to reimburse Denver Lodge for the expenses thus incurred. 
The subject was left over, Avith the view of obtaining full 
particulars from Mississippi Lodge. Such explanations, 
with further correspondence from Denver Lodge, have since 
been received, and will form the subject of action by the 
Board at its present session. 

Grand Lodge of Nevada. — The Grand Secretary submitted 
a number of letters and documents having reference to a 
misunderstanding with the Grand Lodge of Nevada, which 
had resulted from the initiation of aS. W. Craig by Cornwall 
Lodge, No. 125, who was claimed to be, at the time of his 
said initiation, within the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge 
of Nevada. The Board, having examined the documents, 
came to tbe conclusion of leaving the question in the hands 
of the President of the Board and the Grand Secretary, and 
it has pleasure in announcing that all misunderstanding has 
been removed, as will appear from the following letter : 

Office Grand Master of Masons in Nevada, "I 
Virginia, Nevada, Feb. 17, 1873. J 
K. W. Bro. Thomas B. Harris, Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of Canada, 
Hamilton, Ont. : 
E. W. Sir and Bro. : Your favor Feb. 6 received. Tbe receipt of tbe 
same bas given rue mucb pleasure, as it removes all cause of control 
versy or unpleasant feeling between tbe two Grand bodies. 

I will at once issue a circular letter to the Lodges of tbis jurisdiction, 
announcing that by their own limitation both resolutions of 1871 and 
1872 Lave ceased and determined, and that they are not any longer of 
effect, but null and void. 

At our next Grand Communication proper action will be taken in 
reference to the resolution of 1871. As it is impossible to expunge, we 
will have to adopt a receding resolution, which will amount to tbe 
same thing in fact. 

Yours respectfully and fraternally, 

Wm. M. VanBokkelen, Grand Master. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

THOMAS WHITE, Jr. 

President B. of G. P. 



392 (iRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Thcs. White, Jtrar., 
seconded by R. W. Bro. Win. Mackenzie, and 

Kesolved, — That the annual report of the Board he received. 

R. "W". Bro. T. "White, Jr., on behalf of the Board 
submitted and read the following semi-annual report on 

AUDIT AND FINANCE. 
The Board of General Purposes begs to report as follows: 
That the receipts for the half year ending June 30th, 1873, 
amount to $7,539.08. 

The Grand Treasurer's statement is as follows : 

ASSETS. 

Dominion Stock, at 6 per cent., §28,800 

« " at 5 per cent., 10,000 38,800 00 

County of Middlesex Debentures 1,600 00 

Cash in Bank of Commerce 11,725 24 

Bank of Toronto, at Toronto 1,393 GG 

§53,518 90 . 

Representing the following balances at the credit of the 
various accounts in the books at the Grand Lodge : 

General Fund §32,229 45 

Asylum Fund 6,193 GG 

Benevolent Fund, invested account 13,725 95 

Benevolent Fund, current 1,369 84 

•S53,51S 90 

The Committee recommend payment of the following 
accounts, viz. : 

Copp, Clark & Co., printing and certi- 
ficates §165 75 

Lawson, McCulloch & Co., printing 131 00 

Buntin, Gillies & Co., stationery 19 33 

Lash & Co., regalia 50 00 

Chairman Foreign Correspondence, pre- 
paring report 50 00 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 393 

Incidental Expenses, Grand Master 9 50 

" " Pres. B. of G. P. 2yrs. 10 00 
Grand Secretary attending Board and 

Grand Lodge meetings 30 GG 



S466 24 
The Grand Lodge having authorized the re-printing of 
the proceedings from the commencement, recommend that 
the President of the Board bo empowered to draw upon the 
Grand Treasurer from time to time, such amounts as may 
be necessary to cany on the work. 

The Board also beg to draw attention to the recommend- 
ation of investment of funds as in printed report of 
proceedings 1872, page 101. 

That the Grand Secretary be empowered to subscribe for 
"The Freemason" and "Jewel" for the use of the Grand 
Lodge. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

THOS. WHITE, Jr., 

President E. of G. P. 

It was moved by R.W. Bro. T. "White, jr., seconded by 
M. W. Bro. T. Douglas Harington, and 

Resolved, — That the semi-annual report of the Board on Finance be 
received and adopted. 

R. W. Bro. T. White, jr., on behalf of the Board, 
submitted the following report on 

WARRANTS. 

The Board of General Purposes begs to report that they 
have examined the books, papers, &c., of the following 
Lodges under dispensation, and recommend that warrants 
be granted. 

Wingham Lodge, Wingham, Ont. 

Shuniah " Prince Arthur's Lan'g, " 

Ancient Landm'rk " Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Doric '•' Lobo, Ont. 

Leamington " Leamington, " 

Dufferin " West Flamboro, " 



394 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Robertson Lodge, Nobleton. Ont. 

Moore " Mooretown, " 

Conestogo " Drayton, " 

Preston " Preston, " 

Eddy " Hull, Que. 

Victoria " Centreville, Ont. 

Mount Olivet « Thorndale, " 

That the warrant granted to the Royal Solomon Mother 
Lodge, held at Jerusalem, Palestine, be confirmed. 

That a warrant be granted to the following Lodge not 
having had a dispensation : 

Hanover Lodge, Hanover, Ont. 

Respectfully submitted. 

THOS. WHITE, Jr., 

President B. of G. P. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. T. White, jr., seconded 
by M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, and 

Resolved, — That the report of the Board on warrants he received 
and adopted. 

R. W. Bro. T. White, jr., on behalf of the Board 
submitted and read the following report on the 

CONDITION OF MASONRY. 

The Board of General Purposes begs leave to submit the 
following report on the condition of Masonry. 

The Board has examined the reports of the D. D. G. M's 
of the London, Wilson, Huron, Hamilton, Niagara, Toronto, 
Ontario, Prince Edward, St. Lawrence, Ottawa, Montreal 
and Manitoba Districts. 

It is gratifying to find from these reports that Masonry is 
in a flourishing condition, that with few exceptions the 
Lodges are prospering, steadily increasing, and working 
harmoniously, and in accordance with the regulations and 
ritual of Grand Lodge. 

The D.D.G.M's report that they have visited nearly every 
Lodge in their respective districts, and find them under the 
government of efficient and skilled masters, and desirous of 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 395 

making themselves perfect in the work laid down by Grand 
Lodge. 

The complaints during the year have been few, and in 
general easily disposed of, by the D. D. G. M. without 
requiring to be brought under the notice of Grand Lodge or 
the Grand Master. 

Lodges of instruction have been held in Ontario and 
Huron Districts. In Huron District at Goderich and Strat- 
ford, and in Ontario, besides holding a Lodge of instruction 
once a week in Port Hope, during the months of January 
and February, the D. D. G. M. held general Lodges of 
instruction in Port Hope, Whitby and Oshawa. All these 
Lodges of instruction are reported to have been well 
attended, and to have been interesting and beneficial to the 
officers and members of the Lodges in their respective 
districts. The D. D. G. M. strongly recommends a lodge of 
instruction to be held in Niagara District during the 
coming winter. 

A number of dispensations have been granted by D. D. 
G. M's. for Masons to appear in masonic clothing at festivals, 
which are reported to have passed off pleasantly and har- 
moniously. One D. D. G. M. granted two dispensations to 
hold balls, the power to grant such dispensations has been 
frequently declared to be in the M. W. the Grand Master 
only. One D.D.G.M.has deputed a W. Brother to act for him 
in constituting a Lodge, although the D.D.G.M. has himself 
the power to constitute a Lodge, the M.W. the Grand Master 
alone has power to appoint another brother to perform that 
duty. 

The M. W. the Grand Master has visited and constituted 
several Lodges in different districts, where his presence will 
long be remembered with pleasure. 

A. number of dispensations have been granted by the M.W. 
the Grand Master to open new Lodges, which are in nearly 
all instances reported to be working well, and are recom- 
mended for warrants by the D. D. G. M's. of their respective 
districts. 



39C GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

The D. D. G. M. ot the Province of Manitoba reports that 
the district has procured suitable clothing for the D.D.G.M. 
of that District. 

The Board has again to regret that several D. D. G. M's. 
have not complied with the constitution, which requires 
them to send in their reports to the Grand Secretary fourteen 

days prior to the Annual Communication of Grand Lodge. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

THOS. WHITE, Jr., 

President B. of G. P. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Thos. White, jr., seconded 
by M. W. Bro. James Seymour, and 

Resolved, — That the report of the Board on Condition of Masonry be 
received and adopted. 

M. W. Bro. W. B. Simpson having directed attention 
to the clause in the report on Condition of Masonry, 
referring to the fact of a Lodge having been constituted 
and dedicated by a Worshipful Brother not constitution- 
ally authorized to do so, it was suggested that the 
proceedings should be approved and confirmed by the 
M. W\ Grand Master, and which he was pleased to do. 

R. W. Bro. Thos. White, Jr., on behalf of the Board, 
submitted the following report on matters in connection 
with the claim made by Denver Lodge, No. 5, Denver, 
Colorado, against Mississippi Lodge, No. 147, Almonte, 
for the expenses incurred on behalf of our late Bro. 
Northrup, whose death took place in that city : 

DENVER LODGE, COLORADO. 

The Board of General Purposes begs to recommend the 
adoption by Grand Lodge of the following resolutions : 

That the correspondence in relation to the claim of 
Denver Lodge, No. 5, Colorado, against Mississippi Lodge, 
No. 147, Almonte, having been submitted to the Board, and 
the following facts appearing, viz. : 

1. That the late Bro. Northrup, formerly a member of 
Mississippi Lodge, being in the city of Denver, died there. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 397 

2. That the widow of the said Bro. Northrup applied for 
his burial with Masonic ceremonies to the TV. M. of Denver 
Lodge. 

3. That the said W. M. applied by telegraph to the TV. M. 
of Mississippi Lodge, enquiring whether the said Bro. 
Northrup was in good standing. 

4. That he received an answer to the effect that the said 
Bro. !Nbrthrup was in good standing. 

5. That thereupon the said Denver Lodge caused Bro. 
Northrup to be buried with Masonic ceremonies, and sent 
the following bill to the TV. M. of Mississippi Lodge : 

For Smith & Doll's bill for coffin, hearse, &c $69 00 

" Denver City Band 50 00 

" Telegraphing to Almonte. 6 55 

$125 65 

6. That the TV. M. of Mississippi Lodge, having given no 
authority to DeDver Lodge to incur any such expense, did 
not pay the amount, and thereupon complaint was made to 
the Grand Secretary of such neglect, on the ground that all 
Masons in good standing are entitled to Masonic burial, and 
that therefore Denver Lodge acted only as the proxy of 
Mississippi Lodge. Be it therefore 

Resolved, — That while this Board recognizes this right 
of Masons in good standing to have the honors of Masonic 
burial in the event of their decease, it does not consider that 
any obligation rests upon Lodges to bear the expense of 
such funeral, except upon distinct resolution to that effect 
in cases of necessity; but that as Denver Lodge evidently 
acted under a different impression, and in a spirit of 
brotherly kindness, it be an instruction to the President to 
issue his order to the "W. M. of Denver Lodge fur the amount 
expended on the funeral of the said late Bro. Northrup. 

It was moved by R. TV. Bro. Thos. "White, Junr., 
seconded by R. TV. Bro. Otto Klotz, and 

Resolved, — That the report of the Board be received. 



398 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

E,. \V. Bro. Thos. White, jr., submitted and read the 
following report of the 

MASONIC ASYLUM TEUST. 

The trustees of the Masonic Asylum Trust have to report 
to Grand Lodge a further years' stewardship. 

In the matter of funds, the balance reported in 1872 
amounted to 85, 858. 66, which has been augmented, by interest 
on stock $288, and on bank deposits $4=7, to $6,193.66 which 
is thus represented : 

Dominion Stock 84.800 00 

Bank Deposit 1,393 66 

$6,193 66 
For ready future reference the trustees have extracted 
and annex an analysis of the Asylum Funds for 10 years, 
from 1863 to 1873 shewing the above result. 

In the matter of the great object indicated in the original 
report of I860, when the proposal of an Asylum was first 
enunciated, regret at apparent delay is counterbalanced by 
the knowledge that among the most valued evidences of 
benevolence are to be found instances which, cautiously 
entertained at their first inception, have in time forced their 
utility to be conceded, in this view the trustees confidently 
await the time when the genius of Masonry will irresistably 
assert itself, in requiring evidence to be afforded to the outer 
world that the great masonic landmark "brotherly love" 
needs a warmer illustration than the distribution of casual 
benevolence, and that while many a private home has been 
gladdened thereby, it may be both more visibly and more 
fraternally illustrated in the creation of an institution where, 
to quote the words of the original report "the indigent and 
" decayed Mason, his bereaved widow and his helpless 
" orphan may enter, not as into an institution where the 
" feeling of dependence, almost ggravates distress, but as 
" into a noME provided by Masons, who by the goodness of 
" the Great Architect of the Universe have been blessed with 
." a continuance of means, for those who, from unforseen and 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 399 

" unavoidable causes, are plunged into the depths of poverty 
" and want, but who are nevertheless brethren, and brethren 
" whose claims to the appellation are in the true spirit of 
" Masonry enhanced by misfortune." 

A recent traveller in England asserted that one of the 
grandest items of her national greatness was to be found in 
her magnificent Hospitals and Charities, towards which 
Masonry had not been behind hand in contributing her 
quota. The trustees venture to hope that Canada may 
speedily follow the lead of the old mother land in this, as 
she has been proud to do in other glorious examples. 

It is with feelings of uuusual sadness your trustees reflect 
that during the comparatively brief period since the creation 
of the trust, the hand of death has twice reduced their num- 
ber, in the removal in 18G8 of their chairman E. W. Ero. 
The Honorable Eobert Spence, and but a few brief months 
since of E. W. Brother Alfio DeGrassi. The survivors are 
sure Grand Lodge will join them in deploring the loss of 
brethren whose eminentlyzealous and benevolent dispositions 
peculiarly fitted them for participation in the care and 
nursing of funds set apart for an object, which when con- 
summated cannot fail to reflect their virtues and their 
memory. In E.W. Brother Spence's farewell report (see 
proceedings 1868) written almost with the finger of death, 
words of wisdom and encouragement are found which the 
trustees desire by this reference to save from being forgotten, 
while in the surviving and venerable father of the late B."W. 
Brother DeGrassi, the oldest Mason in our midest, a visible 
illustration seems to be presented of the happiness that might 
be afforded to his declining years could he be secured the 
companionship and comforts of home in a well regulated 
Masonic Asylum or Eetreat. 

Erom his known energy and interest in every true bene- 
volent work the trust venture to recommend the name of 
E. TV. Brother J. K. Kerr, Fast D.D.G.M. to fill the vacancy 
in the Trust caused by the lamented death of E. W. Brother 
Alfio DeGrassi, and if there is no objection to an increase in 



400 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

their number from four to five, and which in some respects 
might be desirable, the further addition of the name of the 
respected E. W. Brother The Eeverend Yincent Clementi, 
Past Grand Chaplain, will they are confident be not only 
warmly received by the masonic community, but will add 
weight and influence to their board. 

To return to the matter of funds, a comparative reference 
to the financial position of Grand Lodge in 1860, when the 
scheme of an asylum was first mooted, and that presented by 
last years accounts, proves that Grand Lodge had good 
grounds for faith in her resources, when in 1860 on the 
motion of the revered Grand Master who again presides over 
us, she pledged herself to a liberal support of a project which 
commended itself with an unprecedented enthusiasm to masonic 
recognition, as evidenced by the series ot commendatory 
resolutions unanimously adopted on the motions of the 
leaders of the craft from every section of Canada, and the 
trustees feel convinced that the voice of Masonry will 
pronounce that the scheme should now be matured, the very 
circumstance of protracted delay, iu carrying out a bene- 
volent project the necessity for which has been so long- 
announced, almost inviting reflections injurious to the craft. 

By reference to previous reports, it will be seen that 
several liberal propositions from Lodges who were desirous 
of seeing the asylum located in their neighborhood, lapsed 
from want of action, one in particular from the town of 
Niagara of several acres of land a substantial building and 
§3,000 in money it is to be regretted was not accepted by 
Grand Lodge though strongly recommended by the Trust, 
but while the lands and building there originally offered 
have been since appropriated and were gladly availed of for 
the useful and benevolent objects of "Miss Bye's Female 
Emigration Home" your trustees have pleasure in adding 
that they have ascertained that the monetary offer of $3000 
js still held to be binding on the Masons of Niagara should 
that unrivaled site for salubrity and centrality, as your 
trustees are bound after a recent visit of inspection to regard 






EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 401 

it, be selected, and there is every reason to believe that on 
due and timely application there might be secured on advan- 
tageous terms a most beautifully located plot of ordnance 
land with a substantial building (formerlya military hospital) 
admirably adapted, with comparatively slight modifications, 
to be immediately utilized as the nucleus of the proposed 
institution, which, once opened, will lack neither interest 
encouragement nor support to become the cherished monu- 
ment of the spirit of Masonry. 

IQVAS TULLY, 

Chairman. 

ANALYSIS ASYLUM FUND 1863-73. 

NO. THIRTY-SEVEN LODGES. 1863-8. 

4 Dorchester St. John's ...$ 102 50 

8 Nelson Phillipsburgh 53 00 

10 Norfolk Simcoe 60 50 

13 Western Light Bolton 23 00 

16 St. Andrew's Toronto 16100 

17 St. John's Cobourg 20 00 

42 St. George's London 4125 

49 Harington Quebec 36 00 

51 Corinthian Grahamville 25 00 

56 Victoria Sarnia 2100 

57 Harmony Binbrook 20 00 

58 Doric Ottawa SO 00 

59 Corinthian Ottawa 100 00 

60 Hoyle LaColle 25 00 

68 St. John's Ingereoll 17 00 

73 St. James St, Marys 10 00 

75 St. John's Toronto 280 56 

78 Hiram Tilsonburg 68 50 

80 Albion Newbury 33 00 

83 Beaver Strathroy 29 00 

84 Clinton Clinton 115 00 

86 Wilson Toronto 50 00 

96 Corinthian Barrie 82 50 

98 TrueBlue Albion 25 00 

101 Corinthian Peterborough 65 75 



402 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

113 Wilson Waterford 57 00 

11G Cassia Widder , 25 00 

117 Stanbridge Stanbridge 35 00 

130 Yamaska Granby ^ 26 00 

133 Lebanon Forest Franceston 55 00 

131 Shawenegam Three Eivers 73 00 

141 Tudor Mitchell " 13 00 

140 Prince of Wales, JNewburgh J 30 00 

147 Mississippi Almonte 37 00 

151 Grand Eiver Berlin 20 00 

153 Burns Wyoming 20 00 

1G1 Percy Warkworth 20 00 



01,965 56 



NO. ONE CHAPTER. 

13 Stadacona Quebec 20 00 



81,985 56 

(See proceedings 1SC3, p. 417 ; 1864, p. 5G0 ; 1565, p. ST ; 18C6, p. 583; 1S9S, p. 619.) 
THE GRAND LODGE. 

Yote of Grand Lodge, 1866 $2,000 00 

(See proceedings 1SG6, p. 190 ) 
BANK INTEREST. 

Gore Bank $ 67 94 

Bank of Upper Canada 45 87 

Bank of Montreal 235 66 

Bank of Toronto 97 65 



$ 446 72 

INTEREST ON PROVINCIAL INVESTMENTS. 

On sundries from Grand Treasurer — pro- 
portion to trust 8 48 80 

On first instalment $3,800 533 58 

On present instalment $4,800 296 00 

$1,860 38 
RECAPITULATION. 

SUBSCRIPTION. 

Thirty-seven Lodges 61,965 56 

One Chapter 20 00 

Grand Lodge 2,000 00 

83,985 58 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 403 
INTEREST. 

Banks § 446 72 

Investments 1,860 38 

$2,307 10 



$6,292 66 

Less commission, &c, 1868-9.... 8 99 00 



S6.193 66 

Represented by Dominion stock..S4,800 00 

Bank balance 1,393 66 

86,193 66 



NOTE. 

Promises of subscriptions were male by the following 
Lodges : 

5 Sussex Brockville $ 50 CO 

6 Barton Hamilton 100 00 

18 Prince Edward Picton 100 00 

34 Thistle Amherstburg 42 00 

37 King Hiram Ingersoll 

48 Madoc Madoc 

62 St. Andrew's Caledonia 

108 Blenheim Drunibo 

141 Tudor Mitchell 

$465 00 

See proceedings 1&G3, p. 417. 

And the munificent offer of $3,000 from Niagara Lodge, 
within referred to, and also in regard to which see proceed- 
ings 1867, p. 371 ; 1868, p. 598. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Thomas White, Jr., 
seconded by M. "W. Bro. T. D. Harington, and 
Resolved, — That the report of the Asylum Trust he received. 

The Grand Secretary submitted and read the following 
correspondence which was received and ordered to be 
entered in the proceedings. 



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404 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

"Toronto, August 10th, 1872. 
"R. W. Sir nd Bro. — I beg leave to enclose to you the answer made 
by The Right HoDorablethe Secretary of State, for the home department, 
to the late Governor-General, on the occasion of his presenting the 
address of the Grand Lodge of Canada, to Her Majesty the Queen, 
congratulating Her Majesty on the recovery of the Prince of "Wales from 
his serious illness. 

"I have the honor to be R. W. Sir and Bro., 

"Tours fraternally, 

"JOHN A. MACDONALD." 
'•THOS. B. HARRIS, Esq., 

Grand Secretary, Hamilton." 

"Whitehall, July 24, 1872. 

"My Lord. — I have had the honor to lay before the Queen, the loyal 
and dutiful address of the brethren of the honorable fraternity of Ancient 
Free and Accepted Masons of the Grand Lodge of Canada, on the 
occasion of the illness of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. 
"I have the honor to inform your lordship that Her Majesty was pleased 
to receive the address very graciously. 

"I have the honor to be my lord, 

"Your Lordship's obedient servant, 

"H. A. BRUCE.' 7 
"The Lord Lisgar, G. C. M, G., K. C. B., 
St. George's Hotel, 

"Albemarle Street." 

Y. ~W. Bro. B. E. Charlton gave notice that on 
to-morrow he will move that the sum of $500 be annually 
granted to the M. W. Grand Master, including the year 
now closing, towards paying his travelling expenses. 

K. "W. Bro. Otto Klotz, chairman of the sub-Committee 
on Benevolence, gave notice that on to-morrow he will 
apply to the Grand Lodge for the sum of $3,000, to be 
taken from the general funds and transferred to the fund 
of benevolence. 

It was moved by V.W. Bro. J. J. Mason, seconded by 
R. W. Bro. W. Mackenzie, and 

Resolved, — That the election of officers be the first order of business 
at the afternoon session of Grand Lodge to-morrow. 

E,. W. Bro. Chauncey Bennett gave notice, that on 
to-morrow he will move that the next Annual Communi- 
cation of Grand Lodsre be held at St. Catharines. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 405 

"W". Bro. S. S. Lazier gave notice, that he would move 
that the n ext meeting of Grand Lodge be held at Belleville. 

R.W. Bro. F. Westlake gave notice that he would move 
that the next Annual Communication of Grand Lodge be 
held at London. 

R.W. Bro. Thomas White, jr., presented his credentials 
as the Representative of the Grand Orient of France. 

M. W. Bro. W. M. Wilson, presented his credentials 
as the Representative of the Grand Orient of Costa Rica. 

R. W. Brother the Grand Secretary, on behalf of R. W. 
Bro. Hugh A. Mackay, presented his credentials as the 
Representative of the Grand Lodge of Michigan. 

These brethren were severally received and saluted 
with the usual Masonic honors, and were accorded a seat 
on the dais. 

In accordance with notice given, 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, 
seconded by R. W. Bro. J. Urquhart, Jr., 

That Article 1 of Deputy Grand Master, Book of Constitution, which 
requires that the Deputy Grand Master shall not he elected from that 
portion of the Province in which the Grand Master resides, he amended 
hy striking out the following words : " and in order that hoth sections 
of the Province may enjoy a proper representation he shall not he 
elected from that portion of the Province in which the Grand Master 
resides/' 

A vote of Grand Lodge having been taken, it was 
declared in the negative. 

In accordance with notice given, 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Otto Ivlotz, seconded by 
R. W. Bro. John E. Brooke, and 

Eesolved, — That in section 1, " Of the Board of General Purposes, 1 ' 
the following words be struck out, viz. : :i Not more than one half of 
such appointed or elected members are to be Past Masters at the time 
of such appointment or election," 

The Grand Lodge was called from labor to refreshment, 
to meet at 7.30 o'clock, p. m. 



406 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

The Grand Lodge resumed its sittings at S o'clock, p. m. 
M. W. Bro. W. M. Wilson, Grand Master, 
On the Throne. 
Grand Officers, Members and Representatives. 

E. W. Bro. T.White, jr., on behalf of the Board of General 
Purposes, submitted and read the following report on 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS. 

The Board of General Purposes begs leave to submit tbe 
following report upon Grievances and Appeals : 

1. Bro. William Hawthorne, a member of St. Jobn's Lodge, 
No. 209a, complains that through the opposition of Bro. M. 
P. McTaggart, a member of St. John's Lodge, No. 20, he has 
on more than one occasion been refused admission as a 
visitor to this latter Lodge. It appears that a difficulty 
arose between these two brethren before Bro. Hawthorne 
became a Mason, the particulars of which need not now be 
detailed. Any member has no doubt a right to announce 
his refusal to remain in the Lodge if a visitor to whom he 
objects, on being announced be admitted, but this right ought 
to be exercised with caution, and only for sufficient reasons, 
and it is certainly no ground for complaint, that the W. M. 
decides in such a way as to keep the member of his own 
Lodge in the room. It is hoped that the brethren concerned 
will be able to settle their difficulties amicably, but if not 
Bro. Hawthorne had better for the present, confine his visits 
to Lodges other than that of which Bro. McTaggart is a 
member. 

2. Bro. Charles C. Baird, of Acacia Lodge. No. 61, has 
been suspended by his Lodge for unmasonic conduct, and has 
been summoned for expulsion. In answer to their summons 
he complains of the insufficiency of the evidence upon winch 
the suspension was ordered, and states his inability to 
attend the present Communication of Grand Lodge. The 
D. D. G. M. it appears has not been made acquainted with 
the case, and as the delay will not be of consequence, it is 
recommended that the whole matter be referred to the 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 407 

D. D. G. M. of the Hamilton District, -with power to hear 
further evidence if necessary, and with instructions to report 
at the next meeting of the Eoard, and that in the meantime 
the suspension do stand. 

3. Bro. Isaac Bell, Cornwall, was on the 6th November 
1872, suspended by St. George's Lodge, No. 42, for unmasonic 
conduct. From this suspension he has appealed on two 
grounds — first, because he was not an affiliated member, and 
secondly because the summons was grosslv irregular. Both 
grounds are untenable. The first, if true in fact, is no 
answer, and the second is not true in fact — the irregularity 
complained of being that he was at the time a convict in 
the Penitentiary for felony. On his own showing his appeal 
cannot be received, and it is recommended that it be 
dismissed. 

4. The complaint of Bro. Thomas Clark, of Ionic Lodge, 
No. 229, requires careful investigation, but this should take 
place in the first instance in the Lodge itself, or before the 
D. D. G. I\L 

5. On the appeal of Bro. John A. Mackie against his sus- 
pension for unmasonic conduct byThe Grand Bivor Lodge,No. 
151, it is recommended that all parties be summoned for the 
nert meeting of the Board, and that the Lodge be required 
to produce there all the evidence taken in the case. 

6. It is only necessary to state, in connection with the 
case of Bro. George Smith, of Dalhousie Lodge, that he was 
suspended for twelve months by that Lodge while under the 
jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of England, and that the 
Grand Master of England, on appeal by Bro. Smith, annulled 
the suspension on the ground that the Lodge had no power 
to suspend, and directed him to be at once restored to his 
Masonic privileges. This decision cannot be reviewed. 
Grand Secretary Hervey's letter to the W. M. of Dalhousie 
Lodge, of the 29th July, 1872, should be entered of record in 
the books of that Lodge. From the time of the receipt of 
that letter, Bro. Smith has been in good standing in his 
Lodge. 



408 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

1. In the matter of the complaint of Bro. Taylor against 
W. Bro. Logan and R. W. Bro. Barber, it appears that the 
parties have not been formally summoned for this Commu- 
nication. They have been notified informally, but have not 
all appeared. It is consequently recommended that the case 
do stand untjl the next meeting of the Board. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

THOS. WHITE, Jr., 

President B. of G. P. 

' It was moved by R. W. Bro. Thos. White, Jr., 
seconded by M. W. Bro. T. D. Harington, and 

Resolved, — That the report of the Board on Grievances and Appeals 
be received. 

Notice of motion by W. Bro. F. J. Menet for the next 
annual Communication: That he will then move that 
Art. 1, " Of Deputy Grand Master," Book of Constitution, 
which requires that the Deputy Grand Master shall not 
be elected from that portion of the Province in which the 
Grand Master resides, be amended by striking out the 
words: "and in order that both sections of the Province 
may enjoy a proper representation, he shall not be elected 
from that portion of the Province in which the Grand 
Master resides." 

The consideration of the report of the Board in the 
matter of Denver Lodge, Denver, was resumed. (See 
pages 396, 397.) 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Thomas White, Jr., 
seconded by M. W. Bro. T. D. Harington, and 

Resolved,— That the report he adopted. 

The consideration of matters contained in the Annual 
report of the Board was resumed. (See pages 3S0 to 391.) 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Thomas White, Junr., 
seconded by M. W. Bro. W. B. Simpson, 

That the annual report of the Board of General Purposes he adopted. 

In amendment. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL. 537'J. 409 

It was moved by R. TV. Bro. John E. Harding, 
seconded by R. "W. Bro. F. "Westlake, 

That all that portion of the report of the Board on Grievances and 
Appeals relating to the expulsion of K.W. Bro. J. C. Franck be struck out 

A long discussion followed, when, 

In amendment to the amendment, 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. J. K. Kerr, seconded by 
M. W. Bro. T. D. Harington, and 

Kesolved, — That the further consideration of the report he deferred 
until to-morrow, to be then the first order of the day, and that the W.M. 
of the Lodge of Antiquity be requested to produce the minute book of 
that Lodge, and any evidence before that Lodge on the investigation 
of the charges against K, W. Bro. Franck. 

In accordance with notice given at the last annual 
Communication of Grand Lodge, 

It was moved by TV". Bro. Rev. E. M. Myers, seconded 
by M. TV. Bro. James Seymour, 

That clause 1 in the Book of Constitution, " Of District Deputy Grand 
Masters,' - be amended by adding the following words thereto : " But no 
Brother can be elected a District Deputy Grand Master while holding 
the office of Worshipful Master of a subordinate Lodge. Nor can a 
Brother be elected to the office of Worshipful Master of a subordinate 
Lodge while holding the office of District Deputy Grand Master. 

In accordance with notices given, the following places 
were proposed for holding the next annual Communi- 
cation, viz. : 
R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, City of Toronto. 

" " S. S^ Lazier, Town of Belleville. Lost. 

" " " F. Westlake, City of London. Lost. 

" " Samuel Woods, City of Kingston. Lost. 

" " " Chauncey Bennett, Town of St. Catharines. Lost. 

Y," " W.S.Martin, Town of Brantford. Lost. 

A vote of Grand Lodge having been severally taken 

on the various places put in nomination, the majority of 

the votes were in favor of the City of Toronto, and Toronto 

was declared to be the place for the holding of the next 

annual Communication. 



410 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

R. W. Bro. Thos. White, jr., on behalf of the Board, 

submitted the following report on 

BENEVOLENCE. 

The Board had under consideration numerous applications 
for assistance, and after due consideration made the follow- 
ing appropriations, to be paid from the funds of Benevolence 
at the disposal of the Board, viz. : 

No. To whom granted. Amount. Through whom Paid. 

1 Montreal Board ofBeliefSlOO E. W. Bro. Thos. White 

2 Toronto " " 200 Bro. James Spooner 

3 Hamilton " " 100 E.W. Bro. J. J. Mason 

4 London » " 100 " « D. B. Burch 

5 Kingston " " 50 " « A.S.Kirkpatrick 
G Ottawa " " 75 " t! E. C. Barber 

7 Mrs. S 20 < : " J.J.Mason 

8 " Q 20 " H u 

9 " D 20 " " " 

10 " B 30 " " " 

11 " B 25 « " « 

12 9 F 25M.W." W.M.Wilson 

13 Bro. G .50 W. M. Albion Lodge, 80 

14 Orphan child of Bro. T. 25 " 

15 Mrs. B 25 " " " " 

16 Bro. T 25 " Corinthian a 101 

17 " S 50 " " " " 

18 " S 20 " Union " 9 

19 Mrs. G. 30 :; Lebanon '• 139 

20 " C 25 ' •■ Central " 110 

21 Bro. C 40 < : " " " 

22 Mrs. C 25 < : St. John's '•' 20 

23 " B 20 < : Plattsville " 178 

24 " McD 30 '■• Faithful Br. « 77 

25 " Mel 25 " Kilwinning" 64 

26 Bro. 1 40 " New Dom'n " 205 

27 Mrs. E 25 R. W. Bro. Daniel Spry 

28 " K 30 Bro. James Spooner 

29 " P 20 " " 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5S73. 411 

30 " G 30 " " 

31 " FitzK 50 W. M. Great Western, 47 

32 Great Western, No. 47.. 50 " " " 

33 Mrs. W 30 E.W.Bro. Thos. White, jr. 

34 Bro. T 40 " « II. McK. Wilson 

35 " S 30 *t " « 

36 " M 25 " « " 

37 Mrs. C 20 " « J. B. Traycs 

3S " W 20 « f< « 

39 " J 25 " '« " 

40 « W 40 f< « J.Wright 

41 Bro. C 50 h << J. B. Trayes 

42 " M 40 " " « 

43 Mrs. C 25 W. M. Clinton Lodge, 84 

44 " B 30 " '.« 

45 " J 25 " Goderich " 33 

46 " H 30 K Leb. Forest" 133 

47 " G , 25 E.W.Bro. F. Westlake 

48 «« T 20 <•' " 

49 Bro. M 20 " " 

50 Mrs. AV 40 " « 

51 " B 40 " W. H. Weller 

52 " H 30 W.M. St. John's Lodge 6S 

53 " C 25 '•< KingSolom. " 18 

54 Bro. E 25 ' ; Tuscan « 99 

55 Mrs. B 40 " Grand Eiver " 151 

56 « G 35 i: J.B.Hall « 145 

57 Bro. E 20 E.W.Bro. II. D. Piekell 

58 Mrs. S 25 " <: 

59 " G 30 '< " " 

60 « H 20 W. M. Norfolk Lodge, 10 

61 Bro. M 20 Bro. James Spooner 

62 " B....". ' 20 " « 

63 Mrs.D 20 " 

64 " H 20 " « 

65 " 25 « « 

66 Widow and orphans of 

Bro. A.DeG 100 » 



412 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

67 Bro. Ph. DeG 25 Bro. James Spooner. 

68 Mrs.E 50 W. M. St. John's Lodge, 82 

69 " K 20 Bro. James Spooner 

70 " G 25 " " 

71 « C 20 E.W. Bro. J. B. Trayes 

72 " C 25 " " " 

73 « G 50 W.M. Corinthian Lodge,59 

74 « N 20 " True Briton " 14 

75 Bro. K 40 « Irving « 154 

76 Mrs. S 25 M. W. Bro. A. Bernard 

77 « A 20 W.M. Wilson Lodge, 113 

78 Orphans of Bro. P 30 ' k " " 

79 Lodges at Winnipeg 50 E.W.Bro. Wm.N. Kennedy 

80 Bro. M 25 W.M. St.Thomas Lodge, 44 

81 « K 25 " " " 

82 Mrs.W 25 " 

83 " McL 40 M.W. Bro. W. B. Simpson 

84 Mrs. J 50 « .." 

85 MissP 25 " « 

86 Mrs.G 25 W.M.St.Francis Lodge, 24 

87 " S 25 " " " 

88 " M 20 " Richardson " 136 

89 < : G 30 B.W. Bro. J. B. Trayes 

90 " L 25 " « 

91 " B 30 W.M.Sussex Lodge, 5 

92 " II 30 " New Hope '• 279 

93 Bro. O'C 20 < : Belleville. " 123 

94 Harris Lodge, No. 216.. 40 " Harris " 216 

95 Shuniah " TJ.D 50 il Shuniah • U.D. 

96 Mrs. C 25 " Mount Zion ■" 39 

97 " S 30 " ". ^ " 

98 " T 20 " Oriental " 181 

99 Bro. S 20 P. W. Bro. E. C. Barber 

100 Mrs. McC 20 W. M. Amity Lodge, 32 

83430 

The Board also submits a condensed statement made by 
the several City Boards of Eclief which received aid from 
the funds of Grand Lodge, viz. : 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 413 
MONTREAL BOARD OF RELIEF. 

Received from Grand Lodge during the 

last six $ 50 00 

Received from City Lodges 81 30 



1131 30 

Expended during last six months for relief 

of 15 applicants $131 30 

TORONTO BOARD OF RELIEF. 

Received from Grand Lodge during last six 

months in 1872 ....$150 00 

Received from two city Lodges 172 00 

From other sources 65 50 



$387 50 
Expended during same period for relief of 

82 applicants $523 25 

Medicines, &c 6 75 



$530 00 
Showing that they drew upon their pre- 
vious balance on hand $142 50 

Received from Grand Lodge during the last 

six months $ 50 00 

From six of the city Lodges 472 40 

[Rehoboam and Wilson Lodges not having contributed.) 

From two Chapters 90 00 

Sundry donations 36 00 



6648 40 
Expended during same period for relief of 

applicants $899 00 

Sundry stationery 13 50 



$912 50 
Showing that they drew upon the previous 

balance on hand §264 10 



414 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

HAMILTON BOARD OF RELIEF. 

.Received from Grand Lodge during last six 

months $ 50 00 

From two city Lodges 88 23 

From other sources 49 00 



8187 23 
Expended during same period for relief of 

applicants .$240 60 

Showing that they drew upon their pre- 
vious balance on hand 8 53 37 

LONDON BOARD OF RELIEF. 

Received from Grand Lodge during 1S72...S 75 00 
From five city Lodges ' : "... 95 00 



$170 00 
Expended during the same period for 12 

applicants 8114 50 

Eeceived from Grand Lodge during the last 

six months 8 40 00 

From five city Lodges 112 50 

Other sources 10 00 



8162 50 
Expended during the same period for 15 

applicants 8161 50 

KINGSTON BOARD OF RELIEF. 

Received from Grand Lodge during 1872.. .$175 00 
From three city Lodges ' u ... 40 75 



8215 75 
Expended during the same period for 7 

applicants S 62 50 

Eeceived from Grand Lodge during the last 

six months 8 40 00 

From other sources 1 80 

8 41 SO 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5ST3. 415 

Expended during the last six months for 7 
applicants $ 79 25 

OTTAWA BOARD OP RELIEF. 

Eeceivecl from Grand Lodge during 1872... $150 00 
From three city Lodges " " ... 54 25 

§204 25 
Expended during 1S72 for 21 applicants.. ..$140 34 

Eeceived from Grand Lodge during the last 

six months I 40 00 

From five city Lodges 173 00 

$213 00 
Expended during the last six months for G 

applicants $112 00 

The Board also submits the following resolutions : 
Resolved, — That in future all applications for relief out of 
the funds of Grand Lodge must he in the hands of the Grand 
Secretary before the opening of the session of the Board of 
General Purposes, to entitle the same to consideration ; that 
such applications be accompanied with the particular cir- 
cumstances of the applicant, and his, her, or their relation 
to the craft — whether a brother, or a brother's widow, or his 
orphans, and the aid granted by private Lodges, or other- 
wise, to such applicant. 

That the applications for relief be on a printed form, 
which is to be furnished by the Grand Secretaiy on demand. 

And that the Grand Secretary embody this resolution in 
his official circular to, each Lodge under the jurisdiction of 
this Grand Lodge, semi-annually. 

The Board also recommends that the Chairman of the 
Benevolent Committee be authorized to procure a suitable 
box for the Analytical Index and papers belonging thereto. 

Respectfully submitted. 

THOS. WHITE, Jr., 

Pn sident B. of G. P. 
8 



416 . GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

It was moved by B..W. Bro. Thos. White, jr., seconded 
by R. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, and 

Resolved,— That the report of the Board on Benevolence he received. 

[The following report for the St. Clair District, was not 
received in time to be inserted in its proper place, at 
page 3S0.] 

ST. CLALE DISTEICT. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — In compliance 
with the Constitution, I beg to submit my report upon the 
condition of Masonry in St. Clair District. 

I am happy to state that during the year I have had the 
honor of filling the position of D. D. G. M. of this Distric 
nothing has occurred to disturb the peace and harmony 
which existed in it prior to my being elected to the office, 
and I trust that my successor maybe as fortunate in having 
no serious complaints to adjudicate upon. 

In November last, in the absence of the Most Worshipful 
the Grand Master, I had the very great pleasure of dedi- 
cating Parthenon Lodge, Chatham, and installing the officers 
of the Lodge, which ceremony was honored by the presence 
of a large number of Masons from a distance; amongst 
whom was our E. W. Grand Secretary, who delivered some 
very appropriate remarks to the brethren. The dedication 
ceremony was also witnessed by a goodly representation of 
Chatham ladies, who seem to take a lively interest in 
Masonry. 

Although the Most Worshipful the Grand Master was 
suffering from a severe attack of illness, at great personal 
inconvenience he arrived in time to open the ball which was 
given in honor of the occasion. 

The brethren of Chatham are most enthusiastic Masons, 
and those of Parthenon Lodge are entitled to much praise 
for their liberality in so handsomely and expensively 
furnishing their new Lodge-room, which is the best in the 
District, and I believe is second to none in Ontario. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 417 

On the 14th of November I installed the officers of Kent 
Lodge, No. 274, Blenheim, assisted by W. Bros. A. D. Bogart 
and Thomas C. Macnabb from Chatham. After the ceremony 
we were invited to a sumptuous repast, which had been 
prepared in honor of our visit, and the evening was spent 
in a very pleasant manner. 

Upon my recommendation, the M. W. the Grand Master 
has been pleased to grant dispensations to Leamington 
Lodge, Leamington, and Moore Lodge, Mooretown, and I 
have no hesitation in recommending that charters be granted 
them, having full confidence in their officers. 

I granted a dispensation to Cassia Lodge, Widder, to wear 
regalia to and from church on the 24th June. 

I had to perform the last sad rite over the remains of our 
late Bro. Major James Parkinson, of Sarnia, who died at the 
advanced age of eighty-three years. He was for over fifty 
years an untiring and zealous Mason. 

Several other deaths of brethren came to my knowledge, 
though not reported to me officially, all of the deceased 
being buried with Masonic ceremonies. 

I regret that, on account of illness for several months, I 
have not been able to carry out my intention of visiting all 
the Lodges in the District, or of holding a Lodge of Instruc- 
tion, but trust my shortcomings in this respect will be over- 
looked by the Grand Lodge and by those Lodges which I 
have not visited. 

In conclusion, may peace, love and harmony continue to 
prevail in our midst. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES GOWANS, 

D. D. G. M., St. Clair District. 

The Grand Secretary, on behalf of R. "W . Bro. Henry 
Robertson, chairman of the Committee on Foreign 
Correspondence, submitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of R. "W. Bro. Thomas White, Jnnr., 
seconded by R. W. Bro. Dr. Kincaid, received and 
ordered to be printed with the proceedings of Grand 
Lodge : 



418 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE. 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Master aud the Grand Lodge of A. F. & A. 3d. of 
Canada. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence beg leave to 
report that they have received and examined the proceed- 
ings of thirty-nine Grand Lodges, as under : 

1 Alabama 1872 j 21 Nevada 1872 

2 Arkansas 1872 22 New Brunswick 1872 



23 ISew Jersey 1873 

24 New York 1872 

25 North Carolina 1872 

2G NovaScotia 1872 

27 Ohio 1872 

28 Oregon 1S71 

29 Pennsylvania 1872 

30 Rhode Island 1872 

31 South Carolina 1872 

32 Tennessee 1872 

Texas 1872 

Utah 1872 

Vermont 1872 

Virginia 1872 

Washington 1872 

33 West Virginia 1871 

39 Wisconsin 1872 



DO 

34 
35 

30 

37 



3 British Columbia 1872 

4 California 1872 

5 Colorado 1872 

Connecticut 1870-2-3 

7 Delaware 1872 

8 District of Columbia.. 1872 

9 Illinois 1872 

10 Iowa 1871-2 

11 Kansas 1872 

12 Kentucky 1872 

13 Louisiana 1873 

14 Massachusetts 1872 

15 Michigan 1873 

16 Minnesota 1S72 

17 Mississippi 1S73 

18 Missouri 1872 

19 Montana 1872 

20 Nebraska 1872 

We have not received the proceedings of Florida, Georgia, 
Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, and New Hampshire, and 
therefore are not able to give an} 7 information in this report 
regarding these jurisdictions. 

In order to economize space as much as possible, we have 
determined to omit the statistics ot each Grand Lodge, 
while reviewing the proceedings, and in lieu thereof to 
substitute a general statistical table. The best one, and the 
latest, that has come before us, is in the proceedings of 
Illinois, and was prepared by W. Bro. John F. Burrill, 
Deputy Grand Secrctarj', to whom we must render our 
acknowledgments, and take the liberty of transferring the 
result of his labors to our pages : 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 419 

In accordance with the usual custom, we notice the pro- 
ceedings in alphabetical order, commencing with the Grand 
Lodge of 

ALABAMA. 

Fifty-second annual Communication, held at Montgomery. 
December 2nd, 1872; 31. W. Bro. Joseph H. Johnson, Grand 
Mastei-, and R. W. Bro. Daniel Sayre, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master had issued dispensations for four new 
Lodges. The following paragraph from his address* exem- 
plifies in a striking manner, one of our cardinal tenets: 

'•'In this connection, I will state the result of our efforts 
to restore to their home in Alabama, the family of our 
lamented Brother Samuel D.Watson. It will be remembered 
that our brother died in the wilds of South America, far 
from home and friends, leaving a helpless family, destitute 
and amongst savages. By your generosity one year ago we 
were enabled to forward to them the means to return home. 
Through Brother L. E. Parsons, the President of the U. S., 
and the American 3Iinister, Gen. Partridge, we sent the 
money intended for the use of Brother Watson's family to 
Brazil. In the meantime, however, the masonic brotherhood 
of Bio, finding that there was the widow of a brother from 
a foreign land in distress in their midst, in the true spirit of 
masonic charity, contributed the amount necessary to defray 
the expenses of the family to the United States, and sent 
them home. Our draft amounting to four hundred and 
ten dollars, has since been returned, and the money handed 
over to 3Irs. Watson." 

From a number of his decisions, we extract these, as 
containing matters of interest : 

"That charges- having been regularly prefeiTed, and the 
Lodge convened for the trial of a brother, that the W.31. has 
no right to excuse a witness from testifying and dismiss the 
case. 

" That an applicant for the mysteries of 3Iasonry eighty- 
four (8-4) years old ought not to be made a Mason. 

" That a man must be perfect in all his members, ' as a 
man ought to be,' before he can be made a Mason. 

"That no one is authorized or allowed to preside in a 
Lodge in this State except a Present Master, one of the 
Wardens, or a Past 3Iaster belonging to this jurisdiction. 



420 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

"If a candidate cannot legally be made a Mason, or if he 
is physically disqualified, the petition may be withdrawn 
"without a ballot. 

" A Mason having joined a church, the laws of which 
require a renunciation of Masonry, notwithstanding he 
holds a dimit, is not entitled to its benefits, neither is the 
widow of such an one so entitled after his death." 

We also copy the following on Quebec: 

"For myself, I have serious doubts as to the propriety or 
justico of our action, in recognizing the Grand Lodge of 
Quebec at the time we did. The report on Foreign Corres- 
pondence by Bro. G. Frank Gouley of Missouri, treats this 
subject in a masterly manner, and to my mind is perfectly 
conclusive against the legality of the Grand Lodge of Quebec. 
I trust our very able committee on masonic jurisprudence 
will look into this matter, and if we have, by our former 
action as to the matter, done wrong, let us have the manliness 
to retrace our steps." 

Nothing else on this subject appears in the proceedings. 

A new Grand Lodge Hall is nearly finished. 

Deaths. — Edward Hei-ndon, P. G. M., William C. Penick, 
P. G. M. and G. Frank Smith, D. G. M. 

Canada for 1871, receives a very good notice in the report 
on correspondence by Bro. R. F. Knott. He gives several 
extracts from our proceedings and copies the whole of Bro. 
Mitchell's remarks on the right of visitation, styling them 
'•'an invaluable summary of the whole matter." 

Grand Officers re-elected. 

ARKANSAS. 

Thirty-fourth annual Communication commenced at Little 
Eock, November 4th, 1872, and adjourned until January 6th, 
1873, when it was re-opened for business. M. W. Bro. 
S. W. Williams, Grand Master, and E. \Y. Bro. L. E. Barber, 
Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master is strongly against lotteries and gift 
enterprises. He issued twenty-five dispensations for new 
Lodges. He gives a large number of decisions, speaks of 
St. John's College, and summarizes the reports of the five 
District Deputy Grand Masters. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 421 

It is contemplated to change the time of the annual 
meeting, from the first Monday in November, to the second 
Monday in Octeber. 

St. John's College has now one hundred and three students, 
of whom thirty-eight are beneficiaries, appointed by the 
Grand Master, who receive tuition free. This college was 
established in 1849, to be a college of high order, where all 
persons should have an opportunity to secure a thorough 
education, and where the sons of indigent Masons might be 
instructed gratuitously. It was suspended during the war 
and its valuable library, museum and apparatus all lost or 
destroyed. However it has since been revived, and now its 
prospects are higher than ever before. All honor to the 
Masons of Arkansas, for their noble and praiseworthy efforts 
in this good cause. The surplus funds were as usual donated 
to the college. 

British Columbia, Utah and Brazil were recognized. 

The committee on masonic law altered one decision of a 
Grand Master. He said " that a candidate must believe in 
God, and in the immortality of his own soul. But we have 
nothing to do with speculative opinions of any one as to 
what becomes of the soul of the wicked. Let the wicked 
pass, we will not receive them." The committee say the 
candidate must believe "in the immortality of the soul" not 
simply "his own soul." 

From the historical committee we learn that they have a 
tradition of the introduction of Masonry into Arkansas by 
the Spanish, about one hundred years ago, and that the 
present Grand Lodge was formed in 1838 by four Lodges, 
two holding warrants from Louisiana, one from Alabama, 
and one from Tennessee. A short sketch of each of these 
Lodges is given, and also a copy of the Act of Incorporation 
of Grand Lodge in 1846. 

The very able and extensive report on correspondence is 
by Bro. Geo. E. Dodge, and covers 130 pages. Canada for 
1871 is well noticed. 

M. W. Bro. E. E. Duval was elected Grand Master, and 
R. W. Bro. L. E. Barber, re-elected Grand Secretary. 



422 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

BBITISH COLUMBIA. 

Second annual Communication, held at Victoria, December 
7th, 1872. M. W. Bro. Israel W. Powell, Grand Master and 
V. W. Bro. H. F. Heisterman, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master states that they have been recognized 
by all the Grand Lodges in the States and Canada, except 
Indiana, which awaits the action of England. They have 
also complete harmony within their own borders; Union 
Lodge, No. 899, E. E., the only Lodge in the jurisdiction 
which did not join in the formation, having since joined the 
new Grand Lodge. 

Eesolutions were introduced for the formation of a Bene- 
volent and Widows and Orphans' Fund. 

A handsome Gold Chronometer Watch was presented to 
the Grand Secretary for his eminent services. 

A Special Communication was held at New Westminister, 
July 30th, 1S72, to lay the corner stone of the Mortuary 
Chapel of the masonic cemetery at Sapperton. 

M. W. Bro. Israel W. Powell was re-elected Grand Master, 
and V. W. Bro. II. F. Heisterman, rc-appointcd Grand 
Secretary. 

CALIFOBXIA. 

Twenty-third annual Communication, held in San Fran- 
cisco, October 8th, 1S72. M. Yt. Bro. L. E. Pratt, Grand 
Master, E. W. Bro. Alexander G. Abell, Grand Secretary, 
and representatives of one hundred and sixty-five chartered 
Lodges, and five under dispensation. 

The Grand Master delivered a lenghty and very able 
address. Fie cautions the brethren against treachery towards 
each other, and recommends the continued practice of 
courtesy and fraternal regard towards visitors. He reports 
a marked improvement in the general condition of the 
Lodges, and congratulates Grand Lodge on their enviable 
reputation abroad. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 423 

Interesting reports were also presented by the Grand 
Secretary, Grand Treasurer, and Grand Lecturer. No Lodge 
was in arrears for dues. Eeceipts $16,550.00; disbursements 
§21,912.69; balance on hand $1,040.13. All the Lodges 
except one, are working uniformly as far as they have been 
instructed, including a Lodge in Honolulu. The exception 
is a Lodge working in the French language. 

The San Francisco board of relief (which has been in 
existence seventeen years) reported $7,7S0.13 expended in 
one hundred and twenty-one cases during 1872. Total 
during the seventeen years 898,110.06. 

The committee on jurisprudence, recommended the con- 
tinuation of the edict of non-intercourse with the Grand 
Orient of France, on the "Louisiana Supreme Council" 
question, and their report was concurred in. 

It was decided that the petition of a man who had lost 
one of his eyes could not be received. The work and lectures 
in the three degrees were exemplified by the Grand Lecturer 
and assistants. 

The Grand Lodges of British Columbia and Utah, and the 
Grand Orients of Brazil and Mexico were recognized. 

A design for a new seal was adopted and the same ordered 
to be procured. 

On the Quebec question, the committee on jurisprudence 
presented majority and minorit}- reports, the former reiter- 
ating their conclusions of last year and recommending non- 
recognition, and the latter we presume advocating recognition. 
The minority report was adopted. This action we much 
regret. 

The money returned from Chicago was divided amongst 
the boards of relief of five cities. 

Charters were granted to five new Lodges. 

A memorial page is dedicated to John Sherrill Ward, 
P. G. S. W. 

Bro.Wm. H. Hill presented an able and interesting review 
of the proceedings of forty-five Grand Lodges, among which 
Canada for 1S71 receives a fraternal notice. 

The Grand Master and Grand Secretary were both re- 
elected. 



424 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA.. 

COLOKADO. 

Twelfth annual Communication, held at Central, Sept. 
24th, 1872. M.W. Bro. Henry M. Teller, Grand Master, E.W. 
Bro. E. C. Parmelee, Grand Secretary, and representatives 
from twelve Lodges present. 

A Lodge of master Masons was opened in due form by the 
Deputy Grand Master. In reply to the Grand Master the 
Grand Secretary announced that a constitutional number of 
Lodges were represented, had made returns and paid dues, 
whereupon the Grand Lodge was opened in ample form. 

The Grand Master fears that some of the brethren in their 
anxiety to start new Lodges do not realize the necessity of 
keeping alive the Lodges now formed, and are not willing 
to take the same trouble to receive the benefits of Lodge that 
their predecessors have taken. Brother Fx*azier (now 
deceased) used to travel fifty miles to attend his Lodge, 
through a country with scarcely a vestige of civilization. 
He also thinks that they are losing sight of the fact, that 
Masonry is a social institution, and that they have too much 
work and too little refreshment, thereby causing a loss of 
interest in the Lodge. 

The Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Utah were 
recognized. 

No appeals or grievances. 

A resolution was adopted earnestly recommending masters 
of Lodges to require every M. M. to pass an examination in 
open Lodge as to his proficiency within three months from 
taking the degree. 

Non-intercourse was declared with the Grand Lodge of 
Hamburg, and the Grand Orient of France. 

The report on correspondence is by the Grand Secretary. 
Canada does not appear to have been received. 

For the first time all the elective Grand Officers were 

re-elected. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL. 5873. 425 

CONNECTICUT. 

Eighty-second annual Communication, held at Hartford, 
May 11th, 1870. M. W. Bro. Amos E. Cobb, Grand Master ; 
K. W. Bro. J. K. Wheeler, Grand Secretary; and a large 
number of representatives present. 

Several Grand Representatives presented their credentials 
and were received with grand honors, among whom we find 
E. W. Bro. W. S. Fish for the Grand Lodge of Canada. 

The Grand Master recounts his official acts, visitations, 
etc. He issued six dispensations for new Lodges, and 
appointed a number of representatives to sister Grand 
Lodges, among them being M. TV. Bro. A. A. Stevenson to 
the Grand Lodge of Canada. 

The Grand Lecturer reports the Lodges in general good 
condition, and making progress in all things for which the 
brethren should strive. "Any diminution of quantity has 
been more than compensated by the quality of those 
received." He is "encouraged to believe it so especially 
from the number of rejections. While an intelligent use 
continues to be made of that little but valuable working 
tool, the black ball, we have an essential safeguard for the 
perpetuity of our Order." He, however, cautions the 
brethren that " no candidate is to be rejected because of h 
religion, be he Christian or Jew." 

A brief hut interesting report was also presented by their 
Grand Representative near the Grand Lodge of Saxony, 
which has under its jurisdiction twenty subordinate Lodges, 
three of which, having 830 members, are in the capital city, 
Dresden. 

Receipts, $3,134.50; expenditure, $2,275.06; balance, 
$859.44. 

Non-intercourse was declared with the Grand Orient of 
France. 

Canada for 1869 is noticed by the Grand Secretary in his 
report on correspondence. 



426 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

M. TV. Bro. Asa Smith was elected Grand Master, and 
E. W. Bro. Joseph K. "Wheeler was re-elected Grand 
Secretary. 

1872. 

A special Communication was held at New Haven, Dec. 
Cth, 1871, for the purpose of laying the corner-stone" of a 
Hew Masonic Temple. 

Eighty-fourth annual Communication, held at Hartford 
May 8th, 1872. M. W. Bro. James L. Gould, Grand Master ; 
E. W. Bro. J. K. "Wheeler, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master reports having exercised his highest 
and most responsible prerogative by making two gentlemen 
Masons " at sight." 

A large amount of local business was transacted. Receipts, 
$1,434.40; expenditure, $947.23; balance on hand, §415.85. 

A mourning page is dedicated to the memory of David E. 
Bostwick, Past Grand Master. 

The Grand Secretary presented an able and interesting 
report on the proceedings of forty- two Grand Lodges, includ- 
ing Canada for 1871. 

M. TV. Bro. Luke A. Loekwood was elected Grand Master, 
and B. W. Bro. Jos. EL "Wheeler, re-elected Grand Secretary. 

1873. 

A special Communication was held at New Haven, Juno 1, 
1872, for the purpose of attending the funeral of the late 
William Storer, P. G. M. 

Another on October lGth, 1S72, to dedicate the new 
Masonic Temple at New Haven. 

The eighty-fifth annual Communication was held at New 
Haven, May 14th, 1873. M. W r . Bro. Luke A. Loekwood, 
G. M., and B. TV. Bro. Joseph K. "Wheeler, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master issued two dispensations for new 
Lodges. He mentions twenty-five decisions, of which we 
quote the following : 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5S73. 427 

" That the Grand Master will require evidence of the 
necessity of a dispensation to shorten the time in respect to 
receiving candidates and conferring degrees. Such dispen- 
sations are never granted, as of course. 

" That no installed officer can resign, and no dispensation 
can bo granted for an election in such case. Such office, 
other than that of Master, should be filled by appointment, 
and it is recommended that the appointee be continued 
until the next election. 

" Color is not one of the qualifications of a candidate, and 
each member of a Lodge has the right, and it is his duty, 
to vote upon every candidate of whatever color as in his 
conscience he may decide to be for the interest of his Lodgo 
and of the fraternity. 

"In case a candidate makes a willfully false statement in 
his application, or for the purpose of gaining admission into 
a Lodge, charges should be preferred, and ho should bo 
punished. 

"It is courteous to prefer charges in the Lodge of which 
the offender is a member, but not necessary. Every Mason 
can be punished for offences committed within the terri- 
torial jurisdiction of a Lodge, whether he be a member of 
that Lodge or not, provided he be served with the summons 
within such jurisdiction. 

"That a candidate physically disqualified, who has 
received one degree, contrary to the Landmark, should not 
be advanced. 

"'It is improper to use Lodge funds for suppers, &c, except 
they are furnished to the poor and needy, or other objects of 
Masonic charity. 

" That the prerogatives of the Master arc personal, and 
cannot be delegated. A Brother rilling an office pro. tern., 
is clothed, for the time being, with the prerogatives of that 
office. 

" That a rejected candidate making an application to 
another Lodge, in ignorance of the Masonic law in that 
respect, and not intentionally concealing such fact, and 
thereupon receiving the degrees, is not guilty of a Masonic 
offence. The offence is by the Lodge receiving him without 
due inquiry." 

He also advocates a Masonic asylum, warns the brethren 
against the present popularity of the institution, and states 



428 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

that the Craft in Connecticut were never in so flourishing a 
condition as at present as to number of Lodges and general 
diffusion of Masonic intelligence. 

Reports are presented by the Deputy Grand Master, the 
Grand Senior Warden and Grand Lecturer. 

Resolutions were adopted for the establishment of a 
Masonic Home and Trust Fund for its support, in accordance 
with the recommendation of the Grand Master. 

It was also resolved that a brother who is in arrears for 
dues cannot become a petitioner for a new Lodge. 

Memorial pages are dedicated to the memory of three Past 
Grand Masters, William Storer, Ralph J. Ingersoll, and John 
C. Blackman. 

A very good report on correspondence is presented by the 
Grand Secretary, in which Canada for 1872 is noticed. 

Grand officers, re-elected. 

DELAWARE. 

Sixty-sixth annual Communication, held at Wilmington 
June 27th, 1872. M. W. Bro. John C. McCabe, Grand 
Master ; R. W. Bro. J. P. Allmond, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master says that Masonry in Delaware is in a 
progressively healthy condition. He had issued a circular 
recommending the brethren to procure Grand Lodge 
diploma^ before visiting sister jurisdictions. He mentions 
the dedication of the new Masonic Temple at Wilmington on 
the 18th April, 1872, which was performed with the very 
grandest of Masonic ceremonies and a magnificent banquet. 
He says that among the distiuguished brethren present were 
Bros. Allan McLean and R. P. Stephens, the former the 
Senior Grand Warden and the latter the Junior Grand 
Warden of the Grand Lodge of Canada. 

There appears to be in Wilmington a body of men, of 
African descent, claiming to be the M. W. Hiram Grand 
Lodge, &c, of Delaware, who have tried to provoke the 
Grand Master into a correspondence, but did not succeed. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5S73. 429 

Upon making inquiries the Grand Master found that a Lodge 
in Newark, New Jersey, having obtained a warrant from the 
Grand Lodge of New Jersey by deceit and misrepresenta- 
tion, were making* Masons of colored men. He therefore 
recommended this Grand Lodge to hold no communication 
with any one hailing from that Lodge. 

The committee to whom the Grand Master's addross was 
referred presented majority and minority reports. The 
majority report, which was adopted by Grand Lodge, did 
not endorse the recommendation as to diplomas, as in their 
opinion --such a diploma would be no evidence of future 
good standing." 

They also "do not agree with the suggestion to appoint 
three District Deputy Grand Masters, believing the same 
would not add to the harmony of the order." 

The minority of the committee agreed with the majority 
as to the foregoing, but further most respectfully dissent 
from the recommendation of the Grand Master as to the 
Lodge in New Jersey, "considering that as that Lodge is in 
good standing with the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, with 
whom we are in Masonic communication, we cannot refuse 
to any of its members, who have been regularly made under 
its jurisdiction, in accordance with Masonic law, an admis- 
sion into any of our Lodges, if they should, in due manner, 
demand such admission, and be found worthy." 

In our opinion, the position assumed by the minority 
committee is perfectly correct, but it was rejected by the 
Grand Lodge, and " the Grand Secretary ordered to notify 
all subordinates to hold no Masonic intercourse with Alpha 
Lodge, No. 116, New Jersey, or any one hailing from said 
Lodge." This seems to us rather high-handed, and likely 
to cause trouble with the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, who 
ought surely to be supposed capable of dealing properly 
with its own subordinates. 

Canada for 1811 is fraternally noticed in the report on 
correspondence, by W. Bro. J. Thomas Budd, which is a 



430 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

brief but well-digested review of the proceedings of twenty- 
five Grand Lodges. 

The ceremonies of dedication of the new Masonic Hall in 
Wilmington are given in full, in an appendix, with the 
toasts and responses at the banquet. On the commence- 
ment of the ceremony the national airs of England, 
Germany, France, and the United States were sung with 
proper accompaniments, in the order here named, symbol- 
izing the universality of Masonry. 

The Grand Master and Grand Secretary were both 
re-elected. 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 

Sixty-second annual Communication, held at Washington, 
November 13th, 1872. M. W. Bro. C. F. Stansbury, Grand 
Master, and R. W. Bro. C. W. Hancock, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master had laid the corner stone of a Church 
on a Sunday, and thus speaks of it: 

"Some brethren of tender consciences have found cause of 
offence at the performance of this ceremony on Sunday. 
I am opposed to lending the sanction of our fraternity to 
the performance of secular work on that day; but I have 
always held that the laying of a corner stone of a church 
was merely a participation in a strictly religious service — 
the first step in the pious duty of dedicating a building to 
the service and worship of Almighty God. The churches, 
most stringent in their notions, of the sanctity of the first 
day of the week, have deemed the laying of the corner stone 
of a sacred edifice a proper duty for that day. The corner 
stone of Trinity Church, in this city was laid on Sunday 
afternoon, by request of the authorities of the church. 
I regret that the prejudices of any brother were touched 
unpleasantly by the event. My own conscience has not 
experienced any pangs on the subject; and the pastor of the 
church in question took occasion, in the sermon which 
formed part of the services, to thank the fraternity for their 
presence and participation in the ceremony. Where Pro- 
testant clergymen lead on such a subject as this, it is at least 
safe for the laity to follow. If the Grand Lodge should not 
hold this view, it would be well to adopt a standing resolution 
on the subject, by which the Grand Master may, for the 
future, be guided." 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTERAL, 5873. 431 

We think that the laying of a corner stone albeit of a 
church is work, and secular work as well, and that it should 
not by any means be done on the Sabbath day. 

Our Grand Master's circular on the action of Vermont, 
was read and referred to the committee on jurisprudence 
but no report from that committee appears. 

British Columbia and Utah were recognized. 

An excellent report on correspondence was presented by 
Bro. Wm. B. Singleton, in which however, Canada does not 
appear 

M. W. Bro. C. F. Stansbury was re-elected Grand Master, 
and B. W. Bro. Wm. A. Yates was elected Grand Secretary, 
(Bro. Hancock having declined re-election.) 

ILLINOIS. 

Thirty-second annual Communication, held at Chicago, 
October 1st, 1872. M. W. Bro. Dewitt C. Cregier, Grand 
Master, and B. W. Bro. Orlin H. Miner, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master delivered a long and interesting address. 
The first part is taken up with the transactions of the Board 
of Belief, after the great fire. He issued dispensations for 
sixteen new Lodges. He takes correct position on the 
objecting question, and we quote the following with marked 
approval : 

" On a former occasion I called attention to the subject of 
rejection and objection. 

"It is a question that is entitled to the serious consideration 
of the Grand Lodge, in order that all may discriminate 
between what is mere shadow and what is real. 

"Rejection by ballot is an act of the Lodge. It can not be 
held as an individual act, without violating the secrecy of 
the ballot. I think it will be admitted that the use of the 
ballot is the most arbitrary and potent masonic power we 
possess, and yet it appears by our law that its result is far 
less arbitrary or potent than the mere verbal objection which 
is simply an individual act. 

" If a Lodge reject a candidate by ballot, he may renew his 
application to the same Lodge in one year and be elected ; 

9 



432 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

but if before initiation be is objected to, our regulations pro- 
vide that the said candidate must be recorded as rejected. 
Such objection does not expire in one year, but stands during 
the pleasure of the objector. This presents the strange 
anomal3 r of the formal and well considered act of a Lodge 
being limited by time, while the act of the individual, 
whether it be the result of mere caprice or otherwise, stands 
as a perpetual bar to initiation. Apply this law to E. A/& 
F. C, and its injustice and inconsistency becomes more 
apparent, as rejection by ballot in many lodges is limited to 
one week, while it is held by some that objection is 
unlimited. 

" I do not wish to be understood as under-estimating or 
questioning the right or duty of every member to raise well 
grounded objections, but I hold that E. A. & F. C. have some 
rights, and furthermore that unless an applicant is rejected 
by ballot — which is the only legitimate mode known to 
Masonry — he should not thus be falsely recorded or pub- 
lished. 

" My object in referring to this subject is to endeavor to 
have removed the mist which seems to envelop the law 
governing these questions and within which may be hidden 
the cardinal virtue, Justice." 

He decided that a Worshipful Master could be tried by 
his Lodge for misconduct, upon the expiration of his official 
term ; provided the charges contain nothing as to his official 
acts. 

He thinks Canada has a right to refuse to recognize 
Quebec, but has no right to establish Lodges in Quebec after 
that Grandi Lodge was formed ; which seems to us incon- 
sistent. 

We also extract the following on the responsibility of one 
Lodge to another : 

" I have received a communication from the Grand Lodge 
of California, in regard to certain money expended in behalf 
of a member of Marengo Lodge of Illinois, while lying sick 
within the jurisdiction of Wood bridge Lodge, No. 131, of 
California. 

"It appears that the latter Lodge cared for the sick 
brother until he died, a period of two months; expending 
$641.50. This matter was presented to this Grand Lodge at 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 433 

the session of 1870, but it does not appear that any action 
was taken to dispose of the question. 

" The Grand Lodge of California has again called attention 
to the matter. I think that Wood bridge Lodge did what 
she deemed a Masonic duty, in assisting a brother in need, 
still I am strongly of the opinion that so large a sum should 
not have been expended, without authority from Marengo 
Lodge ; especially as there was plenty of time to communi- 
cate with Marengo Lodge upon the subject. When Lodges 
perform these kindly services, they do it from a sense of 
duty ; if they simply act with the expectation of being 
reimbursed, I fail to discover wherein charity cuts much of 
a figure, still where a Lodge is able to pay I think such 
services should be duly considered. I submit the papers 
and correspondence, and leave the matter in your hands to 
be disposed of." 

And again on economy : 

" I have no doubt the work of several other committees 
may be more or less curtailed. This should be done as far 
as practicable, in order to keep our work within due bounds. 
For it should be borne in mind that the expense attending 
our annual Communications is now about eighteen thousand 
dollars, or from six thousand to seven thousand dollars per 
day. This absorbs very nearly the total annual income, 
leaving a surplus barely sufficient to dignify the office of 
Grand Treasurer. As our expenses must increase annually, 
without a corresponding increase in revenue, the question is 
forcibly presented to my mind, whether the character and 
result of our labors or the necessities or advantages of annual 
legislation justify so large an expenditure, or whether great 
pecuniary advantage would not accrue without much if any 
sacrifice, by holding biennial meetings. Even if the sessions 
were prolonged to four days, for at six thousand dollars per 
day the total amount would be but twenty-four thousand 
dollars, while two annual meetings at three days each at the 
same rate would reach the sum of thirty-six thousand 
dollars per annum, which in a few years would enable this 
Grand Lodge to inaugurate and carry forward works of 
charity and benevolence commensurate with its dignity." 

The conclusion of this address will also be read with 
interest : 

" I am sorry this report has been so long and so tedious, 
but it is rendered so not only by the magnitude of our juris- 



434 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

diction, but in consequence of the extraordinary event in 
which the Masonic fraternity have taken so prominent a 
part. In bringing it to a close, permit me to say that I have 
no disposition to regard the events of the past year Avith 
pleasurable recollections. I therefore bid it adieu with 
exceeding satisfaction ; for in point of fatality to human life 
and destruction of property by extraordinary natural causes, 
it has no parallel in the history of the world. Still we can- 
not forget that commingled with its history there are some 
bright spots, among the brightest is the memory of the 
goodness of mankind, which has been so beautifully exem- 
plified by the wonderful charity extended from every quarter 
of the globe ; nor is this all, for although wc look back with 
sadness upon the past year with its memorable record. 
Masonic and otherwise, and the eventful changes it has 
wrought among the Craft of this city, yet we are none the 
less thankful to God for the blessings of unity and harmony 
which prevail throughout our jurisdiction, composing six 
hundred and seventy-seven Lodges and nearly forty thousand 
members, among whom but little or no contention exists, as 
shown by the gratif} T ing fact that in so large a Masonic 
community but nine cases have occurred during the year 
which require the attention of your Committee on Appeals 
and Grievances. This is practical evidence of 'How good 
and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in 
unity.' It is evidence too of the moral worth and grandeur 
of our Institution, and of its wise and beneficent laws. Let 
us, then, endeavor to guard sacredly the landmarks and 
ordinances which are the foundation and support of our time- 
honored society, and transmit safely to others what have 
come to us unimpaired." 

Very large amount of local business transacted. 

British Columbia and Utah were recognized. 

£ro. Joseph Bobbins presented an elaborate report on 
correspondence. Canada for 1871 is noticed, and he thus 
refers to Bro. Mitchell, our predecessor : 

11 The report on correspondence is again from the pen of 
Bro. E. Mitchell, reviewing the proceedings of thirty-four 
American Grand Lodges. Though we find frequent occasion 
to differ with Bro. Mitchell, and think he is sometimes 
either hypercritical or goes off at half-cock, he has such a 
hearty outspoken impatience with shams and dislike for 
buncombe that we enjoy reading his reports." 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 435 

M. W. Bro. James A. Hawley was elected Grand Master, 
and R. W. Bro. Orlin H. Miller, re-elected Grand Secretary. 

IOWA. 

Twenty-eighth annual Communication, held at Davenport 
June 6th, 1871. M. W. Bro. John Scott, Grand Master; and 
R. W. Bro. T. S. Parvin, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master reports harmony and prosperitj'. He 
granted dispensations for fifteen new Lodges, and refused 
many others. On "Schools of Instruction" he has the 
following : 

" I had correspondence relative to schools in various other 
localities, but without results. The brethren seem to think 
it in good taste to invite themselves to a school at some 
point where the brethren of the locality have not acted 
affirmatively. I have uniformly declined to call a school 
except upon the solicitation of the brethren who reside at 
the point named. More effort on the part of some who 
seemed desirous of having a school at some point in a given 
portion of the State would no doubt have given other 
schools ; but the effort should be in favor of an exact 
locality, and the brethren at that point should be in favor of 
the proposed action." 

And on "decisions " he takes a new course, and probably 
a very wise one, viz. : 

"In view of the apparent fact that our jurisprudence is 
not being improved by the multitude of so-called 'decisions 
on Masonic law,' but rather the reverse, I have abstained 
from presenting anything in that line for your considera- 
tion. I am impelled to this by my profound conviction that 
much of our law-making, both by the Grand Lodges and by 
Grand Masters, has been so ill-advised and hasty that it only 
tends to embarrass those who need more light. There are 
very few things of importance which are not well under- 
stood, and the trifles that usually cause disputes might be 
settled either way without detriment to Masonry. There 
are those who Will always want the advice of the Grand 
Master upon the particular case, no matter upon how many 
occasions the same question may have been substantially 
answered. The increase of published decisions and resolu- 
tions, therefore, onty furnishes additional points for ques- 
tions and disputes, and may be well omitted in the future." 



43G GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

In the Grand Secretary's report we find that " this year 
some forty of the Lodges could not elect in May, because 
the moon would not ' full ' to suit the convenience of our 
law," which is certainly very naughty of the moon. She 
ought to be disciplined. 

The Grand Lodge was located at Davenport for the next 
five years. 

Bro. U. D. Taylor submitted an excellent report on 
correspondence. 

M. W. Bro. O. P. Waters was elected Grand Master, and 
Pi. W. Bro. T. S. Parvin, re-elected Grand Secretary. 

1872. 

Twenty-ninth annual Communication, June 4th, 1872. 
M. W. Bro. O. P. Waters, Grand Master, and E. W. Bro. 
T. S. Parvin, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master delivered a lengthy and able address, 
with a large number of decisions which are only of local 
importance. He issued dispensations for twelve new lodges. 

A general regulation was adopted as follows : 

li Resolved : That for the purpose of decreasing the ten- 
dency to non-affiliation, Lodges under dispensation are 
hereby authorized to admit to membership Masons living 
under their jurisdiction in the same manner as chartered 
Lodges may do, and under the same restrictions as govern 
the latter." 

A new code of Masonic trials and punishments was also 
adopted. 

On the subject of a Masonic Orphans' Home the following 
resolutions were passed : 

" That action on the report and resolutions in relation to 
the Orphans' Home be postponed until the next regular 
Grand Annual Communication, and that a committee of five 
be appointed to solicit proposals for the location of such an 
institution, and that the matter be referred to the particular 
Lodges, that they may instruct their representatives as to 
their action in the premises." 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5878. 437 

" That the Grand Secretary be instructed to print and 
distribute in a pamphlet the report of the committee on the 
subject of Orphans' Home,' the action had thereon, and an 
Edict of the Grand Master, requiring the whole to be read 
and considered in each Lodge, in order that their represent- 
atives may come up to Grand Lodge prepared to act intelli- 
gently in the premises." 

" That the able report of the Committee on the Orphans' 
Home, submitted by Past Grand Master Guilbert, meets the 
hearty approval of the Grand Lodge, and the proposition to 
protect and educate the orphan children of Masons is 
earnestly commended by the Grand Lodge, and that the 
committee to whom the matter has been referred be 
instructed to report at the next meeting of the Grand Lodge 
the result of their investigation, with such plan as they may 
deem proper to further the worthy object." 

The Grand Lodge Library is in an excellent condition* 
thanks to the efforts of the Grand Secretary. 

Canada for 1871 receives a fraternal notice from Bro. 
U. D. Taylor in his able report on correspondence. 

From the address of the Grand Orator we take the 
following conclusion : 

" There is, it is true, a certain selfishness in Masonry 
But it is born not of evil, but of good. It is but the result 
of the earaest desire of each for the other's good. I would 
not hamper it if I could. It is one of the beauties of the 
institution that it places side by side with duty the opportu- 
nity to perform it. 

Oh ! the Cedars of Lebanon grow at our door, 

And the quarry is sunk at our gate, 
And the ships out of Ophir, with golden ore, 

For our summoning mandate wait, 
And the word of Master Masons. 

May the house of our soul create. 
While the day hath light let the light be used, 

For no man shall the night control ; 
' Or ever the silver cord be loosed, 

Or broken the golden bowl.' 
May we build King Solomon's temple 

In the true masonic soul." 

Grand officers re-elected. 



438 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



KANSAS. 



Seventeenth annual Communication, held in the city of 
Fort Scott, October 16th, 1872. M. TV. Bro. John M. Price, 
Grand Master, and K. TV. Bro. John H. Brown, Grand 
Secretary. 

The Grand Master issued dispensations for twenty new 
Lodges. An elegant silver tea-service was presented to 
Bro. E. T. Carr, Grand Secretary for twelve years. The 
Grand Master very rightfully refused his official sanction to 
a proposed lottery, or gift enterprise, to raise funds to build 
a Masonic Hall. He believes " that all such schemes of 
chance, although fairly and honorably conducted, are essen- 
tially a species of gambling, and therefore immoral and 
illegal." 

The new Grand Lodges of British Columbia and Utah 
were recognized. 

Bro. E. T. Carr presents one of his first-class reports on 
correspondence. Our proceedings for 1871 receive a good 
notice. TVe regret to learn that Bro. Carr proposes " to 
retire from the Grand Lodge field reportorial,"and he has our 
best wishes for his future prosperity. 

Grand officers re-elected. 

KENTUCKY. 

TVe have received, in advance of the proceedings, a copy 
of the report of the special committee appointed by the 
Grand Master of Kentucky on the Louisiana Supreme 
Council question. It is dated October 22nd, 1872, and 
concludes by assuring the Grand Orient of France and 
European Grand Bodies " that the Grand Lodges of the 
United States will never relinquish their sole right to govern 
the Lodges of symbolic Masonry within the boundaries of 
their respective jurisdictions, and will resent any interfer- 
ence from outside powers." 

A called communication was held at Frankfort, January 
2nd, 1872, to attend the funeral of Philip Swigert, P. G. M. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 439 

The seventy-third annual Communication was held at 
Louisville, October 22nd, 1872. M. W. Bro. Edward B. 
Jones, Grand Master, and R. W. Bro. John M. S. McCorkle, 
Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master delivered a long and interesting 
address. He reports peace, harmony and prosperity in the 
subordinate Lodges. He thinks the Lodges are increasing 
too rapidly. He issued dispensations for eleven new Lodges, 
and apologizes therefor. The Widows and Orphans' Home 
and Infirmary is in a flourishing condition, and is assisted 
by the Ladies' Masonic Widows and Orphans' Society. Two 
bequests were made to the Home by will of two ladies — one 
of $300, and the other of $6,000 (being the one-half of her 
property. 

The Grand Master thinks the fees for degrees are too low, 
and he is a believer in the " one-term principle." 

A very pleasing featuie of the transactions was the 
Orphans' Reception. The curtain being raised, disclosed on 
the stage the Orphans' Home, composed of fifty-eight children. 
They were formally introduced to the Grand Lodge, and 
gave a number of songs, recitations, &c, of a very happy 
and appropriate character. 

P. G. M., Eginton presented to the Grand Lodge the scab- 
bard of the knife worn by Colonel Jo Hamilton Daviess, 
Past Grand Master of Kentucky, when killed at the battle 
of Tippecanoe, Nov. 11th, 1811, and in doing so gave a 
history of its travels and adventures since then. 

Memorial pages are dedicated to Philip Swigert, P. G. M., 
and Grand Secretary for twenty-two years ; Garrett Davis, 
P. D. G. M. ; Rev. R. J. Breckenridge, D. D., P. G. S. W. ; 
Robert Samuel, eighty-eight years of age, sixty years a 
Mason; Gen. Samuel Williams, ninety-two years of age, 
seventy years a Mason; Mi's. Catharine Read and Mrs. 
Emily T. Harris, the two last being the generous donors to 
the Orphans' Home. 

The report on correspondence is by the Grand Secretary, 
and notices Canada for 1871. 



440 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

31. W. Bro. Edward W. Turner was elected Grand Master, 
and E. W. Bro. J. M. S. McCorkle re-elected Grand 
Se ere tar}'. 

LOUISIANA. 

The sixty-first annual Communication was held at New 
Orleans, February 10th, 1873. M. W. Bro. S. M. Todd, 
Grand Master, and R. W. Bro. James C. Batchelor, Grand 
Secretary. 

The Grand Master's address is an able and elaborate 
document. In his opening he sa} T s : 

" So far as I have been able to learn, Masonry has held its 
position firmly, and our fraternity throughout the State 
have faithfully and zealously upheld its principles and pre- 
served their Lodge organizations in the face of all political 
and pecuniary difficulties." 

And on the Grand Orient of France : 

"The report of the committee, although containing some 
errors of fact and evincing a disposition io shield the Grand 
Master from blame, is conciliatory in its tone, and expresses 
a desire to bring back the restoration of union and fraternal 
relations between the Masons of France and those of the 
United States. I submit a translation of this report ; the 
conclusions arrived at by the committee being summed uj) 
in the following resolution : 

" The Grand Orient desires to respect the rights of every country and 
of each Eite, as she desires that her own should be respected, and if 
Scottish Masonry, represented by all the Supreme Councils of the globe, 
declare the irregularity of the Supreme Council of Louisiana, the Grand 
Orient, itself Supreme Council for France and the French possessions, 
will conform to the decision of the majority of the powers of the Scottish 
Kite. 

< ; This action, although not satisfactory as an amende to 
our Grand Lodge for the wrong done, is yet an evidence that 
the Grand Orient is desirous of retracing its steps : let us 
hope that it will soon abandon its alliance with spurious and 
clandestine Masonry, reconsider its action changing its form 
of government, and by conforming with the fundamental 
and recognized laws and usages of our institution, retake its 
proper position among the Masonic powers of the globe." 

The reports of the Deputy Grand Master and the District 
Deputy Grand Masters show that these officers have faith- 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 441 

fully performed their duties, and that the Lodges throughout 
the State are generally in a healthy condition. 

The Grand Lod^e of F/tah was recognized. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

" Resolved, That no degree of Masonry shall be conferred 
upon a candidate who fails to apply for it within one }*ear 
from the date of his election thereto, unless his character 
and qualifications are again reported upon by an investi- 
gating committee, and a second favorable ballot of the 
Lodge had upon his application for initiation or advance- 
ment.'' 

A charter was granted to the Star in the East Lodge in 
the Island of St. Thomas. This Lodge was chartered in 1S71 
by the Grand Lodge of Colon in the Island of Cuba, but the 
present condition of affairs in, Cuba compels that Grand 
Lodge to exist only in secret. It being thus powerless to 
afford protection to its subordinates, this Lodge in St. 
Thomas applied to the Grand Lodge of Louisiana to bo 
taken under their care, and the petition was granted until 
such time as the Grand Lodge of Colon shall resume its 
public existence as a Grand Lodge. 

In the Grand Master's address we find a reference to the 
Grand Lodgo of Canada. He thinks that our exchange of 
representatives with the Grand Orient of France was an act 
of direct hostility towards the Grand Lodge of Louisiana. 
The Committee on Correspondence also have remarks on the 
same subject, taking the same ground. 

The Committee on Masonic Law and Jurisprudence, to 
whom the subject was referred, conclude their report as 
follows : 

" Your committee consider that the action of the Grand 
Lodge of Canada, in the matter of its singularly precipitate 
exchange of representatives with the Grand Orient of France, 
its total disregard of our resolutions of 1872, and refusal to 
adopt them ; its unfraternal designation of those resolutions 
as a " threat," fully justify this Grand Lodge in withdrawing 
its Grand Eepresentative from the Grand Lodge of Canada, 
and recommend the adoption of the following resolution : 



442 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

a Resolved, — That the Representative of the Grand Lodge 
of Louisiana near the Grand Lodge of Canada be and he is 
hereby withdrawn." 

This report and resolution were adopted, and the next 
day. in consequence of this action, R. W. Bro. J. C. Batchelor 
resigned his position and withdrew his credentials as our 
Representative there. 

It is hardly necessary for us to make any comments on 
this matter, as it has already been referred to and sufficiently 
answered by our Grand Master in his present address, and 
by the Board of General Purposes in their reply thereto- 
The mistake our Louisiana brethren have made is in assum- 
ing that our exchange of representatives with the Grand 
Orient of France is an approval of the actions of that Grand 
Body in their dispute with Louisiana. They have also 
assumed that in this exchange we have been actuated by 
hostilit}^ to them. In both of these suppositions they are 
wrong. We met the circular of the Grand Orient of France 
about " color, race, or religion" by a declaration that "no 
distinction of race, color, or religion has ever been recog- 
nized as a qualification for initiates by the Grand Lodge of 
Canada," but we never upheld or attempted to uphold that 
the Grand Orient of France was right in recognizing any 
Body but the Grand Lodge of Louisiana as having control 
over the three degrees of Craft Masonry in that jurisdiction. 
We think Louisiana is right in this dispute ; but we cannot 
see why, on that account, we should break up fraternal 
intercourse with a Body with whom we have been in 
friendly communication for a number of years, and who has 
never done us any harm. 

As to the exchange of Representatives occurring at the 
particular time it did, we can only say that it was a coinci- 
dence which might have led a Grand Lodge in the position 
of Louisiana to think that it was done with no friendly 
intentions ; but another Grand Lodge not in their peculiar 
position would have taken no notice of it except as an item 
of news; and another Grand Lodge even in exactly the same 
nosition. if not anxious to take offence, would probably have 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 443 

made full inquiries into all the circumstances, and would 
have sent a remonstrance or asked for an explanation, before 
resorting to extreme measures. Wo can assure our Louis- 
iana brethren that we were not actuated by the slightest 
feeling of hostility to them, that no such feeling was even 
thought of, and we are sorry that they should have so 
misconceived our action in this matter. We hope that they 
will shortly resume our former friendly and fraternal rela- 
tions. 

The report on Foreign Correspondence is signed by Bros. 
James B. Scot, Joseph P. Horner and G. H. Braughn. It is 
a voluminous document of one hundred and seventy-six 
pages, and has evidently been prepared with great care and 
by experienced hands. The comments on almost every 
conceivable subject are more extensive and elaborate than 
any others we have seen. Canada for 1872 is fully noticed. 

In their notice of Vermont, after quoting the resolutions 
of that Grand Lodge with regard to Canada and Quebec, the 
Committee say : 

"We deprecate this action. So long as there is the slight- 
est chance that the Grand Lodges of Canada and Quebec may 
settle their difficulties by an amicable arrangement, the 
adoption of such resolutions are not only premature, but 
calculated to defeat the object for which, we suppose, they 
are intended, viz. ; the restoration of fraternal relations 
between the contending parties." 

In the appendix we find a very interesting ' ; Outline of 
the Bise and Progress of Freemasonry in Louisiana" by 
K. W. Bro. James B. Scot. 

M. W. Bro. Michel E. Girard was elected Grand Master, 
and B. W. Bro. James C. Batchelor was re-elected Grand 
Secretary. 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

First in point of date is the "report of the committee of 
the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, on the relations of Free- 
masonry to Sectarianism," an exceedingly interesting 
pamphlet of 18 pages, dated September 13th, 1871. 



444 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

The committee charged by the Grand Lodge "to consider 
the petition of Bro. Samuel Evans, and two hundred an 
t\vent}'-nine others, stating that certain portions or features 
of a theological or sectarian character, contrary to the letter 
as well as the spirit of Freemasonry, exist in the ritual and 
work of the order, and desiring an investigation whether the 
universality of Freemasonry has been overthrown or dis- 
regarded ; and seeking a remedy." 

We regret that we have only room for a few extracts : 

'•'As a historical question, it cannot longer be contended 
that the institution of Freemasomy is due to the London 
Grand Lodge. Important and valuable to the future pros- 
perity of the craft as were some of the modifications they 
made in its organization, yet the substantial characteristics 
remained as they had received them from those who went 
before them. "[Incontroverted evidence shows the existence 
in England and Scotland, during more than a century 
preceding A. D. IT IT, of numerous active Lodges of Free 
Masons; and man}' manuscripts have been brought to light, 
from public as well as private archives, containing sketches 
of the history of the craft, ar.d the ancient charges. These 
manuscripts seem to have been written at different dates in 
the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and appear 
to be distinct, corrupted variations of some preceding older 
original works on the same subject." 

'•The evidence that Freemasonry, after IT IT, did continue 
many Christian symbols and usages, is very strong ; and 
nothing offered to your committee has weakened the faith 
due to o.ir traditions. We shall return to this again. 
Conceding then that some Christian usages are found among 
our craft in our traditions, ought we to stamp them as 
unmasonic and expel them? It has been distinctly put to 
us by an acute and learned Israelite brother, that as they 
are offensive to him as an Israelite, we onght to exclude them. 
If that is a sufficient reason, what will become of our society ? 
A Christian ma}' ask that allusion to King Solomon shall be 
expunged because he was a Jew. Another may ask all 
allusions to Hiram to be effaced, because he was a Pagan. 
The Trinitarian may ask that the Grand Architect of the 
Universe shall only be addressed in his triune character. 
The resurrection from the dead stands no better. Every 
particle of our religious ritual and sj'mbols must fall under 
the same axe, and the Masonry we have received be extiri- 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 445 

guished. Keligious men can meet in a society where all 
religion is forbidden, lest the sectarian feelings of one might 
be shocked, but they would not be very likely to do so. 
Some good men are too fanatical to come now to the Lodge. 
Freemasonry was not built on this plan, but the contrary. 
So far as we learn, it always brought men together under 
religious services. It never sought to banish the symbols 
of faith, but it did declai*e that everyone present was free to 
hold his own faith. Having by preliminary process purged 
itself from the atheist and the libertine, it left its good men 
and true to their own creeds and equality." 

And part of the conclusion : 

''The major portion of the matters which were brought 
to the notice of any of us, hung upon the abstract proposition 
that Freemasonry in its original form was "deistic," and 
devoid of religious color; and hence, that its present usages 
should be reformed where they varied from, and be made to 
conform to, what we should find to be the original usages, &c. 
We have stated enough of the pertinent facts which have 
come to our own knowledge, to show why we do not think 
that at present the pregnant proposition has been proved to 
be true. There has therefore been no necessity for us to 
examine further than we here report. 

"These main questions about the extremely ancient usages 
of the craft in a foreign country, belong to the domain of 
history; where, as matters of interesting investigation and 
ingenious speculation, they will long hold their place. 
A vote upon them by this Grand Lodge would not settle a 
single fact, or delay a single investigator, in continuing the 
search for more facts and more light, now in energetic 
process and long likely to continue. The Grand Lodge is 
not the forum to decide historical questions." 

"So far as relates to a comparison of the practice of our 
art by this Grand Lodge and its predecessors in Massachusetts 
your committee, after careful search, are satisfied that no 
innovations of a sectarian nature have crept in. The conser- 
vation has been faithful. 

"Your committee recommend the petitioners have leave 
to withdraw." 

The report was accepted and adopted by the Grand Lodge, 
with but one dissenting vote. 



446 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

1872. 
Quarterly Communication held at Boston, March 13tb, 
1872. M. W. Bro. S. D. Nickerson, Grand Master, and E.W. 
Bro. C. H. Titus, Grand Secretary. 

In his quarterly report, the Grand Master mentions his 
official acts, dispensations, visitations, &c. He cautions the 
brethren against encouraging the circulation of such trash 
as pretended rituals, and against the admission of imposters 
into Lodges, (particularly one John H. Bean,) and also 
against the admission of rejected candidates, by a Lodge 
other than the one to which application was first made. 

June 12th, 1872, same officers present. 

Most of these proceedings (some 50 pages) are taken up 
with a question of jurisdiction with the Grand Lodge of 
New Hampshire, in the case of one Seth Winslow, who after 
being thrice rejected in Massachusetts, was initiated in a 
Lodge in New Hampshire upon some forged documents. 
The matter was peaceabl} 1 - adjusted, but the forgers seem to 
have escaped punishment. 

It was decided to be inexpedient for Grand Lodge to 
legislate on the subject of raising money for the families of 
deceased brethren, by assessment of a fixed sum from every 
member of a lodge, with which we agree ; as we think that 
had better be left to the life assurance societies. 

The Grand Lodges of Utah, British Columbia and Brazil 
were recognized. 

Five hundred dollars were appropriated for charity. 

September 11th, 1872. Another jurisdictional question. 
A brother applies to be formally healed, who had been 
initiated in Golden Rule Lodge, Stanstead, Quebec, after 
having been rejected in Massachusetts. The committee say 
that without the recommendation of the Lodge where he was 
rejected, and without the consent of the Grand Master, the 
status of the petitioner is clandestine and illegal. The 
Lodge in Quebec "which was apparently so careful in 
scrutinizing the character and worth of the petitioner, as to 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 44" 

send its committee to North Brookfield to make inquiries 
concerning him, should have taken some pains to inquire as 
to our regulations in regard to rejected candidates, and 
thereby have learned, that they could not entertain the 
application of this candidate without an infringement of 
amity and our jurisdictional rights." 

On the merits, however, they recommend that the request 
be granted, which was adopted. 

Special Communications were held on June 14th, and 
October 7th, 1872, to lay corner stones, and on October 10th 
in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Bro. Charles W. 
Moore's membership in St. Andrew's Lodge. 

The second of these was to lay the corner stone of a 
monument, in the town of Duxbury, on Captain's Hill, to 
the memory of Captain Myles Standish. 

The Annual Communication was held at Boston, December 
11th, 1872. M. W. Bro. Sereno Dwight Nickerson, Grand 
Master, and R. W. Bro. Charles H. Titus, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master delivered a very interesting and valu- 
able address. He performed a large amount of work 
usually delegated to deputies, among his official acts we 
notice visits, dedications, installations, constitutions, funerals 
and laying corner stones. He issued dispensations for five 
new Lodges, and devoted much time to the improvement of 
the Grand Lodge library, adding thereto over three hundred 
numbers of proceedings. Then his address goes extensively 
into finances, followed by the numerous offers of assistance 
after the fire, to all of which he replied that they hoped to 
be able to provide for their own sufferers without foreign aid. 

A brother who was expelled in 1846, for being concerned 
in an illegal distribution of Lodge funds, was pardoned and 
restored on condition of refunding the amount he received, 
and renewing in open Lodge his obligations of fealty to the 
Grand Lodge and its regulations. 

In the report of the committee on jurisdictional limits of 
Lodges, we find the committee after a long investigation 

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448 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

and statement of the principles involved, recommend the 
following amendment to the constitution : 

"No changes by the legislature of the commonwealth of Muni- 
cipal Corporations or the boundaries of the territory thereof, shall 
be held to affect in any way the jurisdiction of Lodges." 

This is exactly the principle for which the Grand Lodge 
of Canada has been contending in the Quebec difficulty. In 
Massachusetts the jurisdiction of private Lodges is in question 
with as it is the jurisdiction of Grand Lodges, but the 
principle remains the same, and we are glad that our views 
on this subject are thus confirmed by such good authority. 

The committee also say "The Grand Lodge gives jurisdic- 
tion, and no body of men but the Grand Lodge can take it away. 
The only alternative was the one adopted in the Bridgewater 
case, that the jurisdiction followed the part of the town 
retaining the name, and that therefore, icithout the action of 
the Grand Lodge, East Bridgewater and "West Bridgewater 
were lost to the Lodge. TVe have already given reasons why 
such a result should not follow. If it does, then ice have this 
anomaly, viz : the Grand Lodge cannot change the jurisdiction 
of a Lodge without the sanction of the District Deputy Grand 
Master and the nearest Lodge ; but the State Legislature can. 
In other words the Legislature has a greater control over the 
jurisdiction of Lodges than the Grand Lodge which created them." 

In these extracts, the italics are our own. "We commend 
them to the careful attention of those Grand Lodges who 
have recognized Quebec. 

There is no report on correspondence. 

These proceedings are embellished with handsome steel 
engravings, portraits of John "Warren, 1783 ; Paul Revere 
and Charles "W. Moore. 

At the quarterly meeting held March 12th, 1873, the 
proposed amendment to the constitution was adopted as 
follows : 

"Hereafter, no changes by the Legislature of the com- 
monwealth, of municipal corporations, or boundaries of the 
territories thereof, shall be held to affect in any way the 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5S73. 449 

jurisdiction of Lodges. Lodges located by their charters in 
particular sections of municipalities shall have the same 
jurisdiction therein as if said sections were entire munici- 
palities, and where the boundaries of such sections are 
uncertain, they may be determined by the Grand Master for 
the time being." 

Grand Master and Grand Secretary, re-elected. 

MICHIGAN. 

Special Communication, held at Detroit April 9th, 18T2, 
to dedicate the Soldiers and Sailors' Monument, with appro- 
priate ceremonies. From the address of the Grand Master 
on this occasion we take the following : 

"The ancient and honorable society of Free and Accepted 
Masons, who are here to assist in the ceremonies of this 
occasion, was originally a society of operative masons or 
builders. 

" History and our unwritten traditions warrant me in 
saying that many of the most beautiful temples, churches 
and monuments of antiquity were designed and erected by 
our ancient brethren. 

: ' At this time we have ceased to be operative masons or 
builders, retaining only that part of our ancient institution 
which binds us together as brethren, and teaches us friend- 
ship, morality and brotherly love ; when called upon, we lay 
the corner-stones of public buildings erected for municipal, 
charitable or religious purposes, and public monuments. It 
has not, lor many years, been our custom to accept or dedi- 
cate public buildings or monuments ; but, feeling that this 
was no ordinary occasion, we are here to-day as a Fraternity 
to take part in these exercises. We do this the more readily, 
as our Grand Lodge have recognized it by laying the corner- 
stone, on July 4th, 1867, and by contributing from our funds 
to aid in its construction." 

Annual Communication,heldat Detroit January 14th, 1873. 
M. "W. Bro. Henry Chamberlain, Grand Master, and E. W. 
Bro. James Fenton, Grand Secretarj T . 

The Grand Master made a number of official visits and 
inspected the Lodge records, granted dispensations for five 
new Lodges and refused others, believing that there are now 



450 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

too many Lodges. He mentions one curious case in which 
this question was asked him : 

" Has a Lodge of F. and A. Masons a right to donate the 
funds of the Lodge for the building of steam mills or other 
purposes of a local nature, in which a large portion of its 
members are not interested ? If so, should not a notice be 
given that a resolution for such purpose was pending, that 
all might be present to vote who were interested ?" 

He answered that a Lodge had no right to devote its 
funds to any but a Masonic purpose ; but notwithstanding 
his decision, the Lodge paid part of their subscription to 
build a steam flouring mill, claiming that they had a right 
to do so, as they were incorporated, and are consequently 
legally liable f.>r their subscription. The Grand Master 
very properly arrested the charter. 

He also decided that an officer cannot be installed by 
proxy, and advocates the appointment of twenty District 
Deputy Grand Masters. 

A committee having been appointed to revise the consti- 
tution, submitted the result of their labors. In the intro- 
duction they very sensibly remark : 

'■' But there are other ideas, historical and practical, by 
which your committee have been governed in giving shape 
ovfvrm to the substance of law rej)orted by them ; and these 
are: 

i; 1st. That Lodges and a Grand Master existed and had 
rights before the creation of a Grand Lodge. 

" 2nd. That when a Grand Lodge was first formed (A. L. 
5721 or A. D. 1721), the Lodges composing it guaranteed or 
reserved to themselves, in express terms and also under the 
name of Ancient Landmarks, certain inherent rights, and to 
the Grand Master certain prerogatives, in the same compact 
loy which they created the Grand Lodge. 

" 3rd. That, according to the Patriarchal nature of the 
Institution and the aforesaid original Masonic compact, the 
Grand Lodge and the Grand Master may exercise supreme 
power over all subjects of Masonic legislation and adminis- 
tration, excepting only the rights reserved by the Lodges ; 
and, 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 451 

"4th. That Lodges or their Eepresentatives, and the 
Grand Master, are the original, essential and constituent 
elements of the Grand Lodge. 

" These historical facts and general principles have 
governed your committee in all their labor, and have given 
shape to all their work ; and the body of Masonic Law, now 
reported for your consideration, is an effort to express, in 
legal form and detail, this simple but comprehensive state- 
ment : 

" That it is the right of the Lodge to make and regulate 
Masons, subject only to the poicer of the Grand Lodge (limited 
by Landmarks) to make and regulate Lodges.'" 

After some amendments, the new constitution was adopted 
by a vote of 646 to 39. 

An excellent report on correspondence was submitted by 
Bro. James Penton. Our proceedings were received, but 
too late for review. 

M. W. Bro. Hugh McCurdy was elected Grand Master, 
and E. W. Bro. Foster Pratt, Grand Secretary. 

MINNESOTA. 

Nineteenth annual Communication, held at St. Paul, Jan. 
9th, 1872. M. *\Y. Bro. C. W. Nash, Grand Master, R W. 
Bro. W. S. Combs, Grand Secretary, and delegates from 
sixty-two Lodges present. 

The Grand Master, in his address, says : 

" So far as I am informed, our fraternal relations with 
other Grand Lodges are of the most gratifying character ; 
and there has been no dissension among the workmen 
within our jurisdiction, that requires special notice from me 
or the consideration of this Grand Body." 

He issued nine dispensations for new Lodges, and decides 
" that the Grand Lodge, having original and exclusive juris- 
" diction over all matters of Ancient Craft Masonry, and by 
" rule 15 retaining original jurisdiction in all cases of its 
" own members, I am of the opinion that a subordinate 
" Lodge has not the power nor the right to interfere with 
" that original exclusive jurisdiction, by instituting proceed- 
" ings by way of charges against members of this Grand 
11 Lodsre." 



452 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

On the subject of life membership and the abolition of 
dues, he instances a new system adopted by a Lodge, 
(Mankato. Xo. 12) which has our hearty approval : 

" The matter of annual dues, and non-affiliation, (which is 
a concomitant of non-payment of dues) has been a source of 
much trouble in the financial management of some of our 
Lodges. 

" In some of our sister jurisdictions the question of 
abandoning the system of annual dues has been seriously 
considered ; and in lieu thereof a system has been proposed, 
by which members shall pa}~ a certain amount as a 'Life 
Membership Fee,' which will entitle the member paying 
the same to a certificate, which shall constitute him (finan- 
cially) a Life Member of his Lodge. 

11 As far as this system has been adopted by Lodges in 
sister jurisdictions, the fee has been the same for all mem- 
bers of any particular Lodge, without reference to the age 
of the member. 

"This is plainly not equitable, as a brother joining a 
Lodge at the age of, say fifty years, is not expected to con- 
tribute as much to a Lodge in the way of annual dues as a 
brother aged twenty-five years. 

"This difficulty seems to have been obviated by the 
brethren of Mankato Lodge, No. 12, who have inaugurated 
a system which combines all the benefits of the sj^stem 
referred to, and is, at the same time, entirely equitable. 

'■ The theory of this system is. that each member should 
pay an amount, which, together with the interest thereon 
at seven per cent, per annum, during his Life Expectation 
(according to the Carlisle Tables of Mortality), will equal 
the amount he would pay during such time at §2.00 per 
annum, as dues. 

<; Their amended bylaws (which have been duly approved) 
require that each candidate, prior to his receiving the Master 
Mason's degree, shall pay said membership fee (according 
to the Table of Fees), and allow old members to pay the fee, 
or continue to pay annual dues, as they may elect. A 
' return fee' is also given in their tables, to be paid in case 
a member wishes to dimit. 

" The by-laws also provide that ' the amount so paid into 
the Lodge for life membership shall remain a permanent 
fund of the Lodge, and shall be kept invested under the 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 453 

direction ot the trustees, and only the annual interest real- 
ized therefrom shall be used by the Lodge for any purpose, 
and said principal shall forever remain a permanent fund of 
said Lodge.' 

"The matter is submitted as worthy of the consideration 
of the Grand Lodge." 

The constitution was amended so as to read : 

"Sec. 8. That the right to visit masonically is an abso- 
lute right, but may be forfeited or limited by particular 
regulations." 

The following was adopted : 

"Your committee, to whom was referred so much of the 
M. W. Grand Master's address as relates to financial life 
membership in subordinate Lodges, have had the matter 
under advisement, and beg leave to submit the following 
resolution : 

" Resolved, That this Grand Lodge, in view of the many 
perplexing questions arising from the matter of non- 
payment of dues, recommend the life membership system 
for adoption by subordinate Lodges, in the place of the 
system of annual dues." 

It was decided that the Grand Master might convene the 
three committees — on Returns, on Appeals, and on Juris- 
prudence — before the session of Grand Lodge. 

The report on correspondence is by Bro. A. T. C. Pierson, 
but is incomplete. Canada for 1871 is noticed, and the reviews 
are in the author's usual able and energetic style. 

M. "W. Bro. Grove B. Cooley was elected Grand Master, 
and B. "W. Bro. William S. Combs was re-elected Grand 
Secretary. 

MISSISSIPPI. 

-Fifty-fiflh annual Communication, held at Canton, Feb. 3, 
1873. M. W. Bro. W. H. Hardy, Grand Master, and B. W. 
Bro. J. L. Power, Grand Secretary. 

From the Grand Master's address we take the following : 

"I am happy to make known to you the fact that there 
has been a marked improvement in the moral status of 
Masonry in Mississippi during the past year. This may be 
attributed to several causes. 



454 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

" In the first place, the country is rapidly recovering from 
the high state of demoralization produced by the late Avar 
and the events which immediately followed it, and society is 
rapidly settling down, and men are again beginning to be 
esteemed in society for their moral worth and integrity. 

" In the second place, the salutary regulation adopted by 
the Grand Lodge, and so rigidly enforced by my predecessors 
during the past three years, for the suppression of the vices 
of intemperance, profanity, and gambling, has exerted a 
wonderful influence for good, and is the chief source of the 
great improvement in the morals of the membership of the 
Order. 

"I determined not to be second to either of my predeces- 
sors in my zeal to realize the full fruition of the above 
mentioned regulation, and to that end have desired the 
District Deputy Grand Masters to report every Lodge which 
should fail or refuse to observe and enforce it, and it affords 
me much pleasure to inform you that out of the three 
hundred Lodges, but one single, solitary Lodge is reported ; 
and in the hope that that one would reform, its Worshipful 
Master has been admonished by private letter, and the name 
of the Lodge withheld in this address. I trust my successor 
will not be able to find one throughout the broad limits of the 
State. 

" There is another evil common in the land which obtained 
during the war, and the troublous times which succeeded it, 
and that is the common habit of wearing concealed weapons. 
That this is an evil in our State cannot be denied. That it 
is common cannot be denied. Is it Masonic? Masonry is 
a moral institution. Is it consonant with good morals for a 
Mason to carry, concealed on his person, deadly weapons that 
he may take the life of any man who maj r dare to insult him? 
Is it not in direct antagonism to the lessons of moral instruc- 
tion inculcated by our grandly beautiful and impressive ritual, 
which teaches Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, Brotherly 
Love, Eelief, and Truth ? If not, then I have to unlearn much 
in Masonry and Moral Philosophy which I have learned 
amiss. To say that a Mason may go into a place represent- 
ing the Sanctum Sanctorum of King Solomon's Temple, and 
there, clad in the badge of innocence and purity, teach, by the 
most sublimely beautiful and impressive ritual ever devised 
by human wisdom, the practice of these virtues, as also those 
of Benevolence and Charity, and impress the mind with the 
importance and necessity of circumscribing the passions, and 
keeping them within due bounds with all mankind, while 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 455 

he has concealed on his own person a pair of derringers or 
repeaters with which he may take the life of the first man 
who in a fit of anger should insult him, is so paradoxical in 
moral ethics as to tax to its uttermost the credulity of the 
wildest latitudinarian. What would be thought of a minister 
of the Gospel who would go into the pulpit with a pair of 
derringers or repeaters concealed on his person? or a lay 
member, even, who would enter his church pew thus armed, 
and that in a time of profound peace, when law and order 
prevailed throughout the country? And why not they as 
well as the Master or any member of a Masonic Lodge ? 

"I am opposed to making religion of Masoniy, but I am in 
favor of preserving a high standard of morals in the order; 
and every Mason, whose conduct or habits will not bear the 
highest test of a sound morality, should be dealt with. It is 
upon this principle or theory that drunkenness and kindred 
vices are made offenses against Masonry and are punished. 

"The best corrective, however, for all these evils, is a 
proper use of the secret ballot. Masonry was never intended 
for everybody, but for the J 'etc. It is neither an asylum nor 
school of reformation. Men, whose characters or habits need 
reforming, should never be permitted to behold even the 
form of a Lodge ; but only the true and upright should be 
permitted to become 'The Children of Light.' " 

$ % * * * * 

"Kegarding the recent custom of appointing represent- 
atives near other Grand Bodies with disfavor, I have not, in 
the absence of any regulation, or ancient custom requiring 
it, appointed an}^ for this Grand Lodge during the past year." 

"It may not be improper to state, in this address, that 
there is now in New Jersey a subordinate Lodge, working 
under a charter from the Grand Lodge of that State, which, 
at the very first meeting after it was chartered, elected nine 
negroes and initiated two, and has since continued to confer 
the degrees upon them. We recognize the Grand Lodge of 
New Jersey, and, therefore, recognize her subordinates 
which she charters, constitutes, and sets to work. The 
question now presents itself, are these clandestine Masons ? 
Nay, y° u cannot claim it while you recognize the Grand 
Lodge as lawful, under whose charter or warrant these 
negroes were admitted among the Sons of Light. Masonry 
is a social as well as moral Institution. Here all meet upon 
a level. Hero we are all equal. To recognize these negroes 



456 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

as regularly initiated, passed, and raised, in a just and 
regularly constituted Lodge, is to admit the odious dogma 
of the social equality of the races. This question should be 
firmly and deliberately met; and whatever the action of 
this Grand Lodge may be, one thing is morally certain, that 
I shall ever claim the privilege of selecting my ' brothers ' 
and ' companions' from amongst the white race: and when- 
ever this privilege is abridged or endangered in the least by 
any action of this Grand Body, either directly or by impli- 
cation, I shall quietly wrap my Masonic working tools in 
my apron, and throw them amongst the rubbish of the 
crumbling Temple, and sternly deny that I am a Free 
Mason." 

On this subject a committee rejiorted inter alia : 

" While we, therefore, entertain the most fraternal feelings 
toward the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, and commend the 
promptness with which Grand Master Pine acted in arrest- 
ing and withholding the warrant of said Lodge, yet we 
would recommend that the Grand Lodge of Mississippi 
enjoin it upon all its subordinates to hold no intercourse 
whatever with any member or members of Alpha Lodge, 
No. 116." 

But it was finally resolved : 

' ; That the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Masons in 
New Jerse}' has been found adequate to deal with the ques- 
tion of admitting negroes into membership with its subordi- 
nates, and that it is the confident expectation of this Grand 
Lodge that she will be found adequate to meet the emer- 
gency presented by the action of Alpha Lodge, No. 116, of 
Newark, New Jersey." 

Considerable time was spent discussing the principle 
involved in the following resolution, and it was finally 
postponed till next meeting : 

"Resolved, That it is the sense of this Grand Lodge, that 
when this Grand Lodge reverses the action of a subordinate 
Lodge expelling or suspending a 3Iason on his appeal from 
the decision of such Lodge, such decision of the Grand 
Lodge does not restore such brother to membership in said 
Lodge." 

Bro. A. H. Barkley has a very good report on correspond- 
ence. Under '-Canada" he says: 

"We cannot endoi'se the action of the Grand Lodge of 
Vermont, nor do we believe that the Grand Lodge of 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 457 

Mississippi will do so, holding, as we do, that the circum- 
stances of the case do not warrant a sister Grand Lodge in 
adopting a course which, in its very nature, is only calcu- 
lated to widen the breach which it seeks to heal. We trust 
that ere long this unfortunate matter may be happily 
adjusted between these Grand Bodies." 

M. W. Bro. R. P. Bowen was elected Grand Master, and 
B. W. Bro. J. L. Power, re-elected Grand Secretary. 

MISSOURI. 

This is the hardest work (but withal the most pleas- 
ant) that we have had yet. To make a concise rej^ort, 
where everything is already almost epitomized, and to 
condense, where everything is already boiled down to an 
essence, is a trial and an aggravation to the mind of " ye 
reporter" that cannot be imagined except by those who 
belong to the " corps." 

Fifty-second annual Communication, held at St. Louis, 
October 15th, 1872. M. W. Bro. Thomas E. Garrett, Grand 
Master; B. W. Bro. Geo. Prank Gouley, Grand Secretary; 
and representatives from one hundred and eighty -three 
Lodges present. 

The Grand Master delivered one of the best addresses it 
has been our good fortune to read. The Order is in a 
flourishing condition throughout the entire jurisdiction. 
He does not like "the pernicious habit of mixing business 
and Masonry." He says, very vigorously : 

"Leave collecting debts to agents, constables, and courts. 
Let business be strictly business, and Masonry remain 
purely Masonry, and do not mingle the incongruous elements 
of the two to make one subserve the purposes of the other. 
Grant business accommodations only at their par value, and 
dispense Masonic charity freely. Pursue this straight- 
forward course, and the Lodges will be spared an infinitude 
of trouble in conducting trials of a character that should 
never come before them." 

From the very large number of "decisions" we onlv take 
the following, as of interest more than local : 



458 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

" A Lodge under dispensation is competent to try non- 
affiliates who reside within its jurisdiction, as well as its own 
members." 

"Any by-law of a Lodge which places a restraint on 
affiliation to a limit of time, is contrary to our usage, 
inoperative, and void." This reads a little hazy, but it 
means all right, and is intended to apply where a Lodge has 
a by-law requiring a Master Mason to reside six months in 
its jurisdiction before he can petition for membership. 

" A Lodge cannot, in its corporate capacity, sue a brother 
for the amount of his Masonic dues." 

The Grand Master issued dispensations for thirty-two new 
Lodges. 

This Grand Lodge does not hesitate to " seal its faith by its 
works" on the great question of Grand Lodge sovereignty. 
A Mason from Quebec, having removed to Missouri, found 
the doors of the Lodges closed to him. Upon proving him- 
self a non-participant in the secession, he was furnished 
with a certificate of dismissal from our Grand Lodge. On 
this the Grand Master says : 

" Here was a case in point one that involved our doctrine 
and appealed directly to our sense of Masonic right and 
justice, and an opportunity to clinch our adhesion to the 
great principle of Grand Lodge sovereignty with an accom- 
plished fact. On the grounds that the Lodges claiming to 
be under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Quebec had 
ceased to exist as legal Lodges, and that it was within the 
province of the Grand Lodge of Canada to issue certificates 
of dismissal to the former members of these Lodges, such 
certificates placing them in a good Masonic standing, I ruled 
that the certificate in question was valid and must be 
recognized in this jurisdiction as possessing the force and 
effect of a regular dim it." 

We can give but one more extract from this able and 
interesting address : 

" Application was made to me to allow an applicant to 
withdraw his petition; he having signed it with his eyes 
open, and sent it in fee enclosed with his purse open, but 
afterwards reconsidered and said it was all done in a 'joke.' 
I refused his very jocular request, and instructed the Lodge 
to inform him that Masonry was no joke and could tolerate 
no levity from others. He was said to be a good man, and 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 459 

he stood in imminent danger of election. If the brethren 
took him in with his jovial proclivities, he ought to make it 
lively for that Lodge." 

The Grand Lecturer held nineteen Lodges of Instruction, 
and travelled six thousand miles. This system is pro- 
nounced to be a success. 

It was resolved in future to have the report on correspond- 
ence printed before the session of Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Lodges of British Columbia and Utah were 
recognized. 

A page is dedicated to the memory of George "Whitcourt, 
P. G. M. 

There is a sort of dry, grim humor in the coupling together 
of "Maine" and "Quebec" in the report on correspondence. 
Over twenty pages are devoted to this subject, and the able 
arguments of Bro. Gouley are, in our opinion, entirely 
unanswerable. We do not intend to give any resume of 
these arguments, but there is one short paragraph which 
meets our views exactly : 

"Study this Quebec case from every point we may, yet 
the palpable result is that by recognizing her we acknow- 
ledge that political action regulates Masonic boundaries. 
By this view, sovereignty of Grand Lodges, supported by 
obligations, becomes a pile of sand to be scattered by the 
changing winds of political legislation. No advocate of 
Quebec has yet been able to deny this issue. They have 
dodged it and bushwhacked around it, but it stands there 
still." 

We believe that the Grand Lodges of the world will yet 
acknowledge their great indebtedness to Bro. Gouley for his 
manly and vigorous advocacy of their rights, and his skilful 
and determined resistance to attempted encroachment on 
their undoubted prerogatives. 

An extensive statistical table is sent with the proceedings, 
giving a very large amount of information as to the con- 
dition of the subordinate Lodges. Among other things it 
contains the size, material, value, and furnishings of their 
halls ; dues, fees, jewels, libraries, distances from other 



460 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Lodges, membership, records, trustees, seals, etc., etc., all of 

•which are carefully summarized. 

M. W. Bro. Samuel H. Owens was elected Grand Master, 

and B. W. Bro. Geo. Frank Gouley, re-eleeted Grand 

Secretary. 

MONTANA. 

Eighth annual Communication, held at Helena, October 
7th, 1872. M. W. Bro. J". E. Weston, Grand Master, and 
B. W. Bro. Cornelius Hedges, Grand Secretary pro tern. 

The Grand Master decided that a Chapter Fast Master 
could not install the officers of a Lodge. We should think 
not. He only granted one dispensation suspending any 
Masonic law, and then only on the unanimous petition of 
the Lodge. He says these dispensations are now looked 
upon with disfavor, and should be granted with extreme 
caution. 

The Grand Secretary, Bro. Hez. L. Hosmer, having 
removed from the jurisdiction, Grand Lodge recorded their 
appreciation of his services. 

The Blackfoot Masonic Association, on its dissolution, 
gave Grand Lodge $137.50 for charity. 

Past Grand Master Hedges received a splendid gold 
watch, chain and seal. 

Bro. Hosmer, Past Grand Secretary, is the author of the 
report on correspondence, which is a good synopsis of the 
proceedings of thirty-nine Grand Lodges, including Canada 
for 1871. He says of us : 

"Few proceedings give evidence of greater care in their 
preparation than those of Canada. Like the perfect ashlar, 
they are finished by the hands of a master workman, and 
bear internal evidence that the brethren of that jurisdiction 
understand and practice the genuine principles of Masonry." 

He also remarks that Bro. Mitchell's report " is written 
with elegance and discrimination." 

M. TV. Bro. James E. Boyce was elected Grand Master, 
and E. W. Bro. Cornelius Hedges was elected Grand 
Secretary. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 461 

NEBBASKA. 

Fifteenth annual Communication, held at Lincoln, June 
ISth, 1872. M. W. Bro. Wm. E. Hill, Grand Master, and 
E. W. Bro. E. W. Furnas, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master reports a prosperous year,and the Lodges 
working in peace and harmony and increasing in numbers 
and strength. He issued six dispensations for new Lodges. 
He thinks that Grand Officers and Past Grand Officers should 
not receive mileage and per diem until the Grand Lodge is 
out of debt. He decided that Lodges under dispensation 
cannot try Masons for unmasonic conduct. He refused 
consent to a "gift enterprise" to raise funds to build a 
lodge-room, believing it an immoral practice and akin to 
gambling. 

The Committee on correspondence acknowledge the 
receipt of proceedings (Canada, for 1871, included), but do 
not give any extended report, owing to limited finances. 

The Grand Lodge of Utah was recognized. 

A new constitution was adopted. 

The following questions were submitted, and answered as 
follows, viz. : 

"1. Is the God of the Mason the God of the Bible? and 
is the denying the God of the Bible a Masonic offence?" 

" 2. Is the denying the authenticity of the Bible a Masonic 
offence?" 

•' The denial of the existence of God as set forth in the 
Holy Bible is a Masonic offence." 

"The denial of the Divine authority and authenticity of 
the Holy Bible is a Masonic offence." 

A Past Grand Secretary's jewel, to cost 8100, was voted 
t» the retiring Grand Secretary, E. "W. Bro. Eobert "W. 
Furnas. 

Two Schools of Instruction were ordered to be held at 
Omaha and Lincoln respectively. 

31. TV. Bro. "W. E. Hill was re-elected Grand Master, and 
E. "W. Bro. William E. Bowen was elected Grand Secretary. 



462 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

NEVADA. 

Eighth annual Communication, held at Virginia City. 
Sept. 17th, 1872. M. W. Bro. George Eobinson, Grand 
Master, and E. W. Bro. John C. Currie, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master does not approve of "side degrees." 
He thinks that wilful non-affiliation is a Masonic offence. 
Three dispensations were issued for new Lodges. 

On the consideration of the report on Landmarks, three 
were amended and thirteen rejected, leaving thirty-eight as 
the proper number of Landmarks according to Nevada. 

The Grand Lodges of Utah and British Columbia were 
recognized. 

Bro. B. H. Taylor submitted an extensive and elaborate 
report on correspondence, which is exceedingly interesting. 
At the end he gives a "Digest of Decisions, arranged under 
alphabetical headings. Canada for 1871 receives a fraternal 
notice. 

M. W. Bro. William A. M. Van Bokkelen was elected 
Grand Master, and E. W. Bro. Eobert H. Taylor, Grand 

Secretary. 

NEW BEUNSWICK. 

Special Communication, February 27th, 1872, to adopt a 
congratulatory address to the Prince of Wales on his resto- 
ration to health. 

Fifth annual Communication, held at St. John, September 
25th, 1872. M. W. Bro. Wm. Wedderburn, Grand Master, 
and V. W. Bro. Wm. F. Bunting, Grand Secretary. 

From the Grand Master's address we take the following : 

"Erected in peace and according to the honored land- 
marks of our Ancient Institution — recognized and warmly 
welcomed into the communion and fellowship of all Grand 
Lodges throughout the world — rightly impelled by the 
bcneiicent purposes of our great Brotherhood, and by the 
generous ' emulation of who shall best work and best agree,' 
this Grand Lodge has achieved the affectionate allegiance of 
all Masons in New Brunswick, and stands firmly based upon 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTERAL, 5873. 463 

the foundation of Masonic perpetuity. Throughout the 
entire year, from the altar of every Lodge, have proceeded 
only the sounds of harmony ; not a discord appears to have 
disturbed the gentle current of our fellowship, and many 
have sought the acquisition of our mysteries." * * * * 

" You will allow me, also, to acknowledge the very 
fraternal and hospitable reception tendered to me by the 
officers and members of the Civil Service Lodge of Canada, on 
my recent visit to Ottawa, and which I accepted all the more 
readily as another token of the catholicity of that fellowship 
which is the distinguishing characteristic of true Masonry. 
And I am also very much indebted to M.W. Alex. A. Steven- 
son, P.G-.M. of the Grand Lodge of Canada, not only for great 
personal kindnesses and courtesies while in the City of 
Montreal, but also for his tender to me of a public reception 
by the Masons of Montreal as your representative, which I 
was not able to accept." 

The Board of General Purposes very rightly decided that 
"the loss of a foot is an insuperable objection to the initia- 
tion of a person otherwise qualified." 

R. W. Bro. Robert Gowan, Past Provincial Grand Master 
under Scotland, was constituted a permanent member of the 
Grand Lodge. 

ACTION ON "QUEBEC." 

" Pursuant to the order of the day, Grand Lodge proceeded 
to the consideration of the resolution offered, at last evening's 
session, by W. Bro. Edward Willis, Past A. G. D. C, and 
seconded by W. Bro. Chas. U. Hanford, Grand Steward, viz.: 

"That this Grand Lodge cordially tenders recognition to 
the Grand Lodge of Quebec, and freely extends to her the 
right hand of fellowship. 

"Whereupon, in amendment it was moved by W. Bro. 
Robert Marshall, Past J.G.D., seconded by W. Bro. J. Gordon 
Forbes, P. M. Lodge No. 2, and 

" Resolved, That the further consideration of the resolution 
offered by W. Bro. Willis, and made the order of the day for 
three o'clock this afternoon, be postponed for this session of 
Grand Lodge." 

A Committee on Ritual was appointed. 

M. W. Bro. John V. Ellis was elected Grand Master, and 
V. W. Bro. Wm. F. Bunting was re-appointed Grand 
Secretary. 

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464 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



NEW JEESET. 

Eighty- sixth, annual Communication, held at Trenton, 
January 22nd, 1873. M. W. Bro. Wm. E. Pine, Grand 
Master, and E. W. Bro. Joseph H. Hough, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master had issued a dispensation for a new 
Lodge to work in the German language. He has the follow- 
ing on the action of the Grand Lodge of Vermont : 

" The Grand Lodge of Vermont, at its annual Communi- 
cation in A. L. 5872, adopted resolutions threatening to 
suspend Masonic intercourse with the Grand Lodge of 
Canada, in case the latter Grand Lodge should not adopt the 
views entertained by the Grand Lodge of Vermont in refer- 
ence to the so-called Grand Lodge of Quebec. By an 
official circular received during the past year, I am informed 
that the threat has been carried into execution, and that 
fraternal intercourse has been suspended between the Grand 
Lodges named, at the instance of the Grand Lodge of 
Vermont. 

" The course pursued by the Grand Lodge of Vermont in 
this matter is so extraordinary and, as it appears to me, so 
entirely contrary to the ordinary rules of Masonic comity, 
that I deem it my duty to give it a passing reference. The 
difference between the Grand Lodges of Vermont and Cana- 
da is only one of opinion and judgment. The Grand Lodge 
of Vermont is of the opinion that the so-called Grand Lodge 
of Quebec was regularly organized ; while the Grand Lodge 
of Canada thinks differently. 

" The question in controversy is one of considerable mag- 
nitude, and is one upon which Grand Lodges may differ, 
and, as the facts show, have honestly differed. 

"The Grand Lodge of Canada is not alone in the view it 
entertains upon the subject. It is supported by the respect- 
able and conservative Grand Lodges of Massachusetts, Penn- 
sylvania, Virginia, Missouri, Florida, and other Grand 
Lodges whose names do not, as I write, occur to me; Our 
own Grand Lodge has not seen its way clear to recognize 
the Grand Lodge of Quebec. 

"If the action of the Grand Lodge of Vermont towards 
that of Canada be correct, I see no reason why the same 
course may not be pursued towards this and every other 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 465 

Grand Lodge which declines to recognize Quebec. The 
course which the Grand Lodge of Vermont has seen fit to 
pursue, is only to he regretted as tending to postpone an 
amicable settlement of the vexed question involved. Eecent 
advices from Canada have given reason to hope that the 
difficulty might be settled upon Masonic principles. 
Nothing is better calculated to prevent a consummation so 
devoutly to be wished, than the threat and action of "Ver- 
mont. If concessions were as plenty as blackberries, the 
Grand Lodge of Canada could not be expected to make them 
upon compulsion." 

The committee on masonic jurisprudence, to whom was 
referred the document received from the Grand Orient of 
Brazil, requesting an exchange of Representatives, reported : 

" That they have ascertained that the Grand Orient of 
Brazil is organized under what is known as the ' Ancient 
and Accepted' or 'Scotch ' Rite, the ritual of which is com- 
posed of a largo number of degrees which are not recognized 
ty this Grand Lodge, and with the secrets of which only a 
meagre minority of this Society is familiar. If an. exchange 
of Grand Representatives with the Grand Orient of Brazil 
were agreed to, the selection of the Grand Representatives 
from New Jersey would necessarily be restricted to the very 
few members of this Grand Lodge who are familiar with 
the ' Scotch ' Rite, and who could gain admission to the 
Grand Orient of Brazil when in session. 

" Tour committee are of opinion that it would be derogatory 
to the dignity of this Grand Lodge to exchange Represen- 
tatives with any organization claiming to be masonic, from 
whose communications any member of this Grand Lodge, 
would be excluded. 

" Your committee therefore report that it is not expedient 
for this Grand Lodge to comply with the request of the 
Grand Orient of Brazil." 

And the report was adopted. 

The report of the same committee on " representatives/' 
was also adopted as follows : 

" The document presented from the Grand Lodge of 
Vermont, constituting Bro. Leonard Sargent the represen- 
tative from Vermont to this body, has been referred to your 
committee. 



466 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA.. 

"The only peculiarity in this matter lies in the fact that 
Bro. Sargent is not a member of this body. Your committee, 
however, are of the opinion that there is nothing in this 
variation from ordinary custom which should prevent the 
reception of the communication, and the recognition of Bro. 
Sargent as the representative of Vermont in this body. It 
should be understood that Bro. Sargent does not by such 
recognition become a permanent member of this Grand 
Lodge, and that he is not entitled to vote or voice therein, 
except it shoiild be necessary for him to present some 
matter immediatelj" affecting the Grand Lodge from which 
he is accredited, your committee arc also of opinion that if 
Bro. Sargent desires to continue this relation to this Grand 
Lodge, his authority should be annually renewed. 

" Your committee are very strongly of the opinion that the 
plan of the Grand Lodge of Termont in this matter is the 
correct one. The present system of an exchange of Grand 
Lodge representatives, is little better than a farce. If it 
were possible to perfect a plan by which delegates from this 
Grand Lodge could be appointed and authorized to visit 
Grand Lodges in this vicinity, for the purpose of presenting 
the fraternal congratulations of this Grand Lodge, and if the 
courtesy could be reciprocated, the interest of our annual 
Communications would be greatly enhanced." 

Comp. Ilough the Grand Secretary, writes an able and 
elaborate report on correspondence. Our proceedings for 
1871 are kindly noticed, and extracts given. Commenting 
on California, he says of Quebec : 

"It is unnecessary for us to say to the readers of our 
recent reports that wo concur with the views of the majority 
of the committee. Having examined the question for 
ourselves, and arrived at the clear conviction that the 
secession of the Grand Lodge of Quebec was an act of sheer 
insubordination, and the fruit of unhallowed ambition, that 
its recognition has struck the severest blow against the 
great doctrine of exclusive Grand Lodge sovereignty which 
that doctrine has ever received, we would not fail to oppose 
its admission into the sisterhood of Grand Lodges, without 
the consent of Canada, even if we stood solitary and alone 
in our opposition. Upon a question of such great importance, 
we would not yield our convictions or sense of duty to follow 
a multitude to do what we thought to be evil." 

He strongly advocates the " United States Masonic Monroe 
Doctrine" ; says the ignorance of foreigners as to localities 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 467 

in this country is surprising, and recommends a convention 
of representatives of all the Grand Lodges of the United 
States to pronounce the views of the American craft upon 
the subject of exclusive Grand Lodge jurisdiction, as he 
concludes "that the isolated action of individual Grand 
Lodges is powerless to prevent the innovation." 
Grand officers re-elected. 

NEW YORK. 

Annual Communication, held at New York, June 4th, 
1872. M. W. Bro. John H. Anthon, Grand Master, and 
E. "W. Bro. James M. Austin, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master delivered a brief address. Numerous 
corner-stones were laid during the year, among them the 
new State Capitol at Albany, on June 24th, the ceremonies 
of which are given in full in the proceedings. 

Reports were also presented from the District Deputy 
Grand Masters of the twenty-five districts, and the District 
Deputy Grand Master for the twenty-one Lodges working 
in the German tongue, which give a large amount of infor- 
mation, and show the Lodges generally to be in a flourishing 
condition. 

The Hall and Asylum Fund shews the sum of $621,463.81 
invested on building and property on Sixth Avenue. 

The New York City Board of Relief had received during 
the year 85,941.18, and expended in charity 84,822.79 among 
470 applicants from different places (among them, Canada 
$45.00). 

The Grand Lodges of Utah and British Columbia were 
recognized. 

Fourteen hundred and sixty-eight dollars were appropri- 
ated to charity. 

A petition for the appointment of a special committee, to 
investigate the discontent prevailing among the fraternity 
in relation to sectarianism in Masonry, was granted, said 
committee to report at the next meeting. 



468 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

The Grand Secretary was instructed to notify the Lodges 
of the existence of a clandestine Lodge, called Devonshire 
Lodge. 

The report on correspondence is by Bros. E. P. Breed; 
Joseph D. Evans and S. H. Johnson, reviewing forty State 
Grand Lodges and several in Canada and Europe, including 
our proceedings for 1871. 

M. TV. Bro. Christopher G. Fox was elected Grand Master, 
and E. TV. Bro. James M. Austin, re-elected Grand Secretary. 

NOETH CAEOLINA. 

Eighty-sixth annual Communication, held at Ealeigh, 
December 2nd, 1872. M. TV. Bro. Charles C. Clark, Grand 
Master, and E. TV. Bro. Donald TV. Bain, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master quotes the ceremony of public Masonic 
baptism under the A. and A. Eite, which he does not believe 
in, and thus comments on it : 

"TVhat means this imitative assemblage of illustrious 
dignitaries? TVhat mean these children — these sponsors — 
these god-mothers — this basin — this perfumed "water — this 
dipping — aye, this Masonic baptism ? Brethren, what means 
all this tomfoolery ? TVe have no such Masonry as that in 
North Carolina, and we want no such Masonry as that in 
North Carolina. The creative genius of Masonry is libelled, 
and she seeks a vindication. Masonry does not imitate. 
She borrows not from Pagan nor Christian — from Gentile 
nor Jew. And right well assured am I, that if the droll 
necessity were inflicted on Masonry to get up a baptism 
' on her own hook,' she would bring forth no such medley, 
heterogeneous affair as that. TVhat it would be, I don't 
think any living man, no matter how thrice illustrious he 
might be, could tell. Yet, that it would be original — rara 
avis, sui generis — who can doubt ? One thing I do know, 
however, that those 'god-mothers,' and that 'dipping,' would 
certainly be left out." 

He thinks that a Mason has not the right to become non- 
affiliated, and allows the admissibility of the demand for the 
"previous question" in debates in Masonic Lodges, with 
neither of which opinions can we agree. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 469 

He believes in the dissemination of the correct work, and 
decided that as a majority has power to suspend indefinitely, 
so a majority can reinstate. 

Fourteen new Lodges were established. 

Considerable discussion took place about St. John's College, 
and resolutions were finally passed as under: 

" Resolved, 1. That St. John's College shall be made an 
asylum for the protection, training and education of indigent 
orphan children. 

" 2. That this Grand Lodge will appropriate 8500 annually 
for the support of the institution, but will not assume any 
additional pecuniary responsibility. 

"3. That this Grand Lodge electa Superintendent, who 
shall control the institution and solicit contributions for its 
support from all classes of our people. 

" 4. That orphan children in the said Asylum shall be fed 
and clothed, and shall receive such preparatory training and 
education as will prepare them for useful occupations and 
for the usual business transactions of life." 

The committee on the Grand Master's address say : 

"As to the call of the previous question, the Grand 
Master's decision is in accordance with the laws of the Grand 
Lodge. Still it is the opinion of the Committee that the 
object of the call of the previous question is the exercise by 
the Lodge of that which has, from time immemorial, been 
the prerogative of the Grand Master. 

And the matter was afterwards correctly disposed of thus: 

" Bro. R. "W. York moved to amend section 7, of Art. II. 
of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge, by adding thereto the 
words, ' except the previous question,' which was adopted 
by the requisite two-thirds majoritj^." 

The section as amended is as follows : 

" On all other matters the rules which generally govern 
deliberative assemblies shall be observed, except the previous 
question." 

Eesolutions were also adopted as follows : 

" Resolved, That willful non-affiliation is a violation of 
Masonic law, and should be placed on the same footing with 
every other Masonic offence. 



470 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

" Resolved, That subordinate Lodges should punish every 
violation of Masonic law where the offender is duly convicted. 

" Resolved, That resolution No. 2, on page 30 of the last 
Grand Lodge Proceedings, be and the same is hereby 
rescinded. 

" Resolved, That suspension does not deprive a Mason of 
membership in his Lodge. 

" Resolved, That a majority vote is sufficient to restore a 
suspended Mason to the rights and benefits of Masonry." 

]So report on correspondence. 

M. W. Bro. John .Nichols was elected Grand Master, and 
E. W. Bro. D. "W. Bain, re-elected Grand Secretary. 

NOVA SCOTIA. 

Semi-annual Communication, December 6th, 1871. 

It was resolved that no brother not a member of Grand 
Lodge shall be eligible to office therein. Also, that canvass- 
ing for office is to be discountenanced. 

Two new Lodges received dispensations. 

Seventh annual Communication, held at Halifax June 5th, 
1872. E. W. Bro. Allan H. Crowe, Deputy Grand Master, 
presiding; E. W. Bro. Benjamin Curren, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master, M. W. Bro. Alex. Keith, was absent 
through illness. His address was read. He has been fifty- 
six years a Mason, and for fifty- four years a member of 
Virgin Lodge, in Halifax, and is still full of zeal for the 
welfare and prosperity of the Craft. He was Provincial 
Grand Master for over thirty years. He reports the Lodges 
progressing harmoniously. 

The Deputy Grand Master had visited a large number of 
Lodges, and submitted a good report thereon of over ten 
pages. 

A large amount of local business was transacted. 

The subject of the formation of a Grand Lodge charity 
fund was deferred till next year. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 471 

Pages are dedicated to the memory of Samuel F. Ray- 
mond, Grand Junior Warden, and Isaac Melvin, Past Grand 
Senior Warden. 

Canada for 1871 is noticed in the very able and interest- 
ing report on correspondence, by Bro. Geo. T. Smithers. 

Grand officers, re-elected. 

OHIO. 

Sixty-third annual Communication, held at Columbus, 
October 15th, 1872. M. W. Bro. Alex. H. Newcomb, Grand 
Master, and R. W. Bro. John D. Caldwell, Grand Secretary. 

Charters were granted to ten new Lodges. 

At the election of officers a Brother was elected Grand 
Junior Warden, but before the installation he was found to 
be ineligible, not being a W. M. or P. M. It was ruled that 
there was no election, and the office was declared vacant 
and a new election held. 

In 1870 Grand Lodge resolved to establish a c; Widow and 
Orphans' Home." It was now decided not to take any 
farther action, and to return the moneys collected to the 
donors. 

A memorial for investigation into the legitimacy of certain 
" colored Masons " was postponed indefinitely. 

Bro. A. H. Washburne, as Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of Canada, was received, in ample form, with Masonic 
honors, and addressed the Grand Lodge. 

The report on correspondence is by Bro. Allan T. Brins- 
made, and is exceedingly well written, clear and concise. 
Canada for 1871 is kindly noticed. 

M. W. Bro. Asa H. Battin was elected Grand Master, and 
R. W. Bro. J. JJ. Caldwell, re-elected Grand Secretary. 

OREGON. 

Twenty-first annual Communication, held at Salem, June 
19th, 1871. M. W. Bro. D. G. Clark, Grand Master, and 
R. W. Bro. J. E. Hurford, Grand Secretary. 



472 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

The Grand Master issued two dispensations for new- 
Lodges, and refused three others. He is properly very 
cautious in granting special dispensations, having only 
approved one out of a number of applications. He thinks 
that " nine-tenths of the special dispensations granted do 
more harm than good," and he has the courage to act up to 
his opinions. 

It was resolved that " this Grand Lodge at once discon- 
" tinue the appropriation of its funds for 3Iasonic charities, 
" and that all claims for assistance be made upon subordi- 
" nate Lodges under whose jurisdiction wards or those 
" entitled to benefits may reside." This action was the 
result of some favoritism previously exercised in Grand 
Lodge, and also the feeling that the matter properly 
belonged to the subordinate Lodges, where the circum- 
stances of the applicants would be better known. 

On a trial, the accused pleaded guilty. The AY. M. put 
the question to the Lodge of £; guilty, or not guilty ?" and 
the Lodge decided that he was not guilty. Grand Lodge 
decided that the Lodge should at once fix the punishment. 
We suppose the accused must have been notorious for 
untruthfulness, and so the Lodge wouldn't believe him! 
But we cannot see how they could fix the punishment before 
conviction. Grand Lodge should have ordered the Lodge to 
find him guilty first. 

Canada does not appear in the very readable and talented 
report on correspondence by Bro. S. F. Chadwick. 

A special Communication was held at Portland on June 
29th, 1871, to lay the corner-stone of a Masonic Temple. 

M. W. Bro. W. D. Hare is Grand Master, and R. W. Bro. 
J. E. Hurford, Grand Secretary. 

PENNSYLVANIA. 

A fine engraving of the magnificent Masonic Temple at 
Philadelphia is the frontispiece. 

Three quarterly meetings for local business. The Grand 
Master decided that one Lodge cannot confer degrees on 
members of another Lodge, even by request. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 473 

Annual Communication, held at Philadelphia, December 
4th, 1872. M. W. Bro. Samuel C. Perkins, Grand Master, 
and E. W. Bro. John Thomson, Grand Secretary. 

The Library Committee reported progress, acknowledging 
numerous contributions. 

Present cost of the new Temple and site, 81,146,586.05 ; 
yet required to finish it, $106,384.18. 

The establishment of a Masonic Home, for indigent 
brethren, widows and orphans, was strongly recommended 
to subordinate Lodges. 

The sum of 8300,000 was appropriated to complete the 
Temple and furnish it. 

British Columbia and Utah were recognized. 

The Charity Fund expended §2,931.25 in the relief of 160 
applicants. 

The "Stephen Girard" Charity Fund expended $2,730.00 
among ninety-six applicants. 

It was resolved, on an appeal, " That the pendency of suits 
il in courts of justice, arising out of the same facts as are 
<c made the subject of a Masonic complaint, is a sufficient 
" reason, in this case, for refusing to investigate the charges 
" preferred." 

Canada, for 1871, is fraternally noticed in the report on 
correspondence, which is an able an lengthy review by Bro. 
H. M. Dechert. 

All the Grand Officers were re-elected. 

RHODE ISLAND. 

The Festival of St. John the Baptist, 1871, was observed 
by the Grand Lodge by informally assembling, with their 
families and friends, at Rocky Point. All the twenty-five 
Lodges (except three) in the State were represented; 
addresses were delivered; the "inner man" was refreshed; 
choicest music was provided; the weather was charming 
and all enjoyed themselves so well that they desire to repeat 
the operation in future years. 



474 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

Semi-annual Communication, held at Providence, Novem- 
ber 20th, 1871. 

The "work" was presented and adopted. 

Eighty-second annual Communication, held at Providence, 
May 20th, 1872. M. TV. Bro. Thomas A. Doyle, Grand 
Master, and E. TV. Bro. Charles D. Greene, Grand Secretary. 

From the address of the Grand Master we take the follow- 
ing decisions : 

" 1. That a dwarf in stature was eligible to Masonic 
membership if he was a man possessing proper internal 
qualification. That there was no required standard as to 
the height or weight of candidates. 

"2. That a brother was in good standing although the 
Lodge had charges to him of from three to seven years' 
standing, Masonic dues not being recognized in this juris- 
diction. 

" 3. That stewards and all officers above them being elected 
officers, in case the brother chosen to fill either of these 
places refuses to be installed, the vacancy must be filled by 
the Master at each communication, or a dispensation may 
be obtained to elect a brother to the vacant place." 

M. W. Bro. Doyle retires, after seven years service as 
Grand Master, and M. TV. Bro. Lloyd Morton is elected in 
his place, whereupon "the M. TV. Grand Master appoints a 
" committee to wait upon the E. TV. Bro. Lloyd Morton, and 
" inform him that the representatives of the Craft in Grand 
" Lodge assembled have chosen him to be Grand Master of 
" Masons in this jurisdiction for the year ensuing, and 
" request him to do the Craft the honor to accept the 
<: position ; and if the R. TV. Brother complied with their 
" request, to introduce him to the Grand Lodge." 

The committee having performed their duty, returned to 
the Grand Lodge accompanied by the Grand Master elect, 
who was received with the honors due to his position, and 
duly installed. 

No report on correspondence. 

E. TV. Bro. Edwin Baker was elected Grand Secretary. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 475 



SOUTH CAEOLINA. 

Annual Communication, held at Charleston, December 
10th, 1872. M. W. Bro. R S. Brans, Grand Master, and 
R. TV. Bro. B. Rush Campbell, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master issued ten dispensations for new 
Lodges, and reports prosperity in the Order throughout the 
State. We quote the following from his address, as inter- 
esting : 

" On the 26th of March, I received a petition for a dispen- 
sation from the brethren of ' The Star in the East Lodge,' 
located at St. Thomas, which petition entreated that they be 
allowed to continue their work under our sanction and 
authority. The cause of the application I understand to be 
this: The subordinate Lodges on the Island of St. Thomas 
hold their charters from the Supreme Council of France and 
the Grand Lodge of Denmark. 'Tho Star in the East 
Lodge,' holding its charter from the Grand Lodge of Colon, 
Cuba, was refused recognition, on the ground that the said 
Grand Body was not known to be in existence. The breth- 
ren of the Lodge making the application for a dispensation 
to continue their labors are good and true Masons, and have 
acted throughout the entire affair in good faith. At first 
they applied to Bro. Andrew Cassard, of JSIew York, to pro- 
cure them a warrant from the Supreme Council of the 
United States for the Southern jurisdiction, but he informed 
them that the Supreme Council did not grant charters to 
symbolic Lodges, even abroad, and advised them to apply 
to the Grand Lodge of Colon, Cuba. This the} 1 - did, and 
were put in possession of their charter. Not being recog- 
nized by their sister Lodges on the Island as legitimate, 
they sought relief from me. 

" In regard to Spanish Lodges, it appears by our records., 
that on March 29th, 1818, a warrant of constitution was 
granted by this body to La Constancia Lodge, No. 50 ; and 
again, on the 31st March, 1819, one year later, a warrant 
was granted in like manner for the establishment of La 
Amenidad Lodge, No. 52, both in the city of Havana. In a 
few 3 r ears these Lodges surrendered their charters and 
ceased to exist, in consequence, it is said, of the political and 
religious state of affairs to which they were subjected by the 
Spanish Government. A warrant was afterwards granted 



476 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

in the year 1859, to St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 93, for the 
purpose of establishing, with two other Lodges already- 
existing on the Island, a Grand Orient of Cuba. The object 
having been accomplished, St. Andrew's Lodge has been 
withdrawn from this jurisdiction. It is needless to say that, 
under the circumstances, the prayer of the petitioners was 
not granted ; but I am happy to be informed that the entire 
difficulty has been settled, and we bid her success in her 
labors." 

A " new massive and elegant " Masonic Temple has been 
completed in Charleston at a cost of some 835.000, and it 
was dedicated with imposing ceremonies. 

The reports of the District Deputy Grand Masters show a 
large amount of work performed in visits, &c. This is a 
new feature with them, and we are informed that it has 
worked well and smoothly. 

Canada is noticed in the report on correspondence by the 
Grand Secretary. 

Grand officers, re-elected. 

TENNESSEE. ■ 

Fifty-ninth annual Communication, held at Nashville 
November 11 tb, 1872. E. TV. Bro. D. E. Grafton, Deputy 
Grand Master, presiding ; E. TV. Bro. John Frizzell, Grand 
Secretary. 

The Grand Master, TV. M. Dunawaj r , died on the 27th of 
August, 1872, deeply mourned by the communit} r . 

Four new Lodges received dispensations. 

Funeral masonic rites were decided to be not a right, but a 
courtesy, and this correct rule was adopted concerning 
them : 

" It shall be the duty of each subordinate Lodge to bury a 
deceased worthy member thereof (if deemed worthy by the 
Lodge) with Masonic rites, if requested t y the decedent, or 
by his near relatives after his death ; in all other cases, such 
Masonic honors may be granted, or withheld, as the Lodge 
may deem best." 

'•'Dropping from the rolls" for non-payment of dues was 
considered a modern innovation and has failed to meet the 






EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 477 

exigencies of the case, and that the offenders should be 
suspended. 

Suspension or expulsion was recommended for a persistent 
habit of profane swearing ; and also for keeping a tippling 
saloon after being requested and admonished by the Lodge 
or brethren to abandon the same. 

A Lodge of Sorrow was held in memory of the deceased 
Grand Master, at which the usual impressive ceremonies 
were performed and a eulogy delivered. 

From the very able and interesting report on correspond- 
ence by Bro. George S. Blackie, we take the following : 

" There are not very many striking Masonic events to 
illuminate our calendar of the year. The noble expression 
of fraternal love displayed by precept, by example, by 
friendly advice, and substantial relief in the care of our 
suffering brethren of the north western States ; the continued 
struggle carried on in the Dominion of Canada; the forma- 
tion of the Grand Lodges of Utah and British Columbia ; 
the success of the league cf the Grand Lodges of Germany ; 
the stubborn adherence of the Grand Orient of France to 
her position of hostility to the American Craft; the union of 
the contending Masonic bodies in Brazil into one harmonious 
brotherhood ; the recognition of the Grand Orient of Mexico 
by its American neighbors; the formation of the Grand 
Orient of Greece; and the decease of our own beloved and 
much lamented Grand Master, and the Royal Grand Master 
of Sweden, are probably all. But there has been a wonder- 
ful advance made, as we have said, in light, and life, and 
energy The Craft is multiplying with its past rapidity. 
A glance at our carefully-compiled tables, and a comparison 
of them with previous years, will readily convince us of 
this" 

Canada, for 1871, receives a good notice. We are indebted 
to Bro. Blackie for reviews of the Grand Orients of Brazil 
and Chili : 

BRAZIL. 

" The most important event of the year occurring in this 
jurisdiction is the happy termination of all disputes existing 
between the Grand Orient Benedictinos and the Grand 
Orient de Lavadrio. Since the union, we have received two 
numbers of the Boletim — those for June and July, 1872. 
This is a sort of fusion of an official report and a Masonic 



478 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

magazine. It tells us that the union of these two bodies has 
been a great step gained both for Freemasonry and for the 
country, and a great advance toward settling the questions 
of political and religious freedom. The union of the two 
bodies has given very general satisfaction at home and 
abroad. The June Bulletin publishes the articles of consoli- 
dation as agreed upon between the powers, and the minutes 
of various sessions of the bodies, including that of the 29th 
of May, 1872, at which three hundred and thirteen members 
were present, and at which the officers were elected. Bro. 
Albert Goodall is the chief correspondent in the United 
States. He sent the commission of a Representative of the 
Grand Lodge of -Mississippi. The new body is sound on the 
American question, and has a resolution declaring their 
^refusal to entertain relations with any Grand body which 
does not respect the doctrine of American exclusive juris- 
diction, and their co-operation with Louisiana in respect to 
the Grand Lodge of Hamburg. The Grand Lodges of 
Alabama, New Hampshire, and Nebraska also send .Repre- 
sentatives. The Committee of Organization report that 
they have determined that the standing Constitution shall 
be discussed and determined in the Masonic year 5873, after 
the Representatives of the Grand Orient shall have received 
the necessary powers from their brethren. The first article 
of the number contains a declaration of the task which 
Masonry in Brazil has to perform, the establishment of com- 
pulsory primary education, liberty of conscience, and 
philanthropy. Friendly relations have been established 
with the Grand Lodge of Peru, and the death of Bro. Antonio 
F. Du Corta, active member of the Supreme Council and 
Representative of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire, is 
announced. In the July number, we find an article on the 
relations of the American Grand Lodges and the Grand 
Orient of France, and the hope of healing the difficulties is 
expressed. The recognition by the Grand Lodge of Maine 
has been received. The action of the Grand Orient de 
Lavadrio in regard to France, of course, now the action of 
the United Grand Orient, we insert here, it being interesting 
as the only case in which a South American Grand body has 
stood up for the doctrine of American sovereignty of Grand 
Lodges : 

" ' 1. The Grand Orient of Brazil resolves to consider as 
spurious and illegitimate the so-called Supreme Council for 
the free, sovereign, and independent State of Louisiana. 

" ' 2. The Grand Orient resolves to protest against the 
right that the Grand Orient of France has arrogated to itself 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTERAL, 58T3. 479 

of preaching violent reforms, setting up itself as superior to 
all the Masonic powers of the world. 

"'3. The Grand Orient resolves to consider that the 
Grand Orient of France has attacked unlawfully the juris- 
dictional rights of the Supreme Council for the Southern 
jurisdiction of the United States, recognizing an unlawful, 
illegitimate, and spurious body of expelled Masons as a 
lawful Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree, its peer and 
equal. 

"'4. The Grand Orient resolves to consider that the 
Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana has been injured in 
her just and lawful prerogatives by the Decree of the Grand 
Orient of France. 

" * 5. The Grand Orient resolves to consider that the sub- 
mission of the Grand Orient of France, burning its incense 
at the foot of the throne of Bourbons and Bonapartes : is a 
flagrant violation of its apostleship of liberty, equality, and 
fraternity. 

"'6. The Grand Orient resolves to communicate to all 
the Lodges of its jurisdiction that its Temples arc closed 
against all Masons of the Grand Orient of France, and that 
all Masons of its jurisdiction are forbidden to visit any 
bodies of that jurisdiction, or to recognize as Masons any 
who acknowledge the supremacy of that Grand Orient. 

" ' 7. The Grand Orient resolves that this suspension of 
amicable relations will continue until the Grand Orient of 
France retires its Decree of 8th July, 1869, and the disposi- 
tions in reference to the so-called Supreme Council for 
Louisiana. 

" ' 8. The Grand Orient resolves to recognize as the sole 
legitimate Supreme power of the Ancient and Accepted Scot- 
tish Bite in France, and for its dependencies, the Supreme 
Council of the 33d Degree, installed in the year 1804, by the 
Count de Grasse, under authority of the Supreme Council of 
Charleston, and over which the 111. Bro. A. Creruieux pre- 
sides, and of which the 111. Bro. Vicomte de la Jonquiere is 
Secretary-General. 

" ' 9. The Grand Orient resolves to have translated into 
English, and to have printed, in order that it may be 
directed to the American powers, that part of the report of 
the Committee of Foreign Correspondence in reference to 
the protest of the Supreme Councils of the U nited States of 
America.' 

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480 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

" Dr. Antonio Felix Martius has been elected Grand 
Master of the united body, and Dr. Alexandrio Freire do 
Amaral, Grand Secretary. A circular, of the 2d of Septem- 
ber, notifies us of the election of Dr. Joaquim Saldanha 
Marinho as Grand Master for the present year." 

CHILI. 

" Grand Lodge. — The Boletin Oficial, for 1S72, has been 
received. The report of the Grand Master announces inter- 
nal prosperity and good prospects ; the consecration of two 
new Lodges ; large contributions by the Craft for the erec- 
tion of a Masonic Temple at Valparaiso; a satisfactory 
explanation of the action of the Grand Lodge of Massachu- 
setts in her establishment of Lodges in the jurisdiction ; and 
exchange of Representatives with the Grand Lodges of 
Missouri, Brazil, and Central America. The Grand Lodge 
has nine subordinates. Their strength is not given, but last 
year the seven Lodges had eight hundred and seven mem- 
bers. Javier Villaneuva, of Valparaiso, is Grand Master, 
and Jose Maldonado, of Valparaiso, Grand Secretary. The 
Grand Lodge has Representatives at the Grand Lodges of 
Massachusetts, District of Columbia, France. NewYork,North 
Carolina, Nova Scotia, Louisiana, Canada, New Grenada, 
Brazil, Hamburg, and Missouri." 

M. W. Bro. D. E. Grafton, was elected Grand Master, and 
B. W. Bro. John Frizzell, re-elected Grand Secretary. 

TEXAS. 

We have received the proceedings of a "lodge of sorrow/' 
in memory of Grand Master T. J. H. Anderson, and Past 
Grand Master Win. M. Taylor, held by Holland Lodge, No. 1, 
and Gray Lodge, No. 329, at Houston, on September 30th, 
1871. The ceremonies are given in full, and are very 
impressive. 

Thirty-sixth annual Communication, held at Houston, 
June 10th, 1872. B. W\ Bro. Wm. Bramlette, D. G. M. pre- 
siding, and B. W. Bro. George H. Bringhurst, Grand 
Secretary. 

The acting Grand Master delivered an able and elaborate 
address. He had issued a number of dispensations for new 
Lodges, but had refused more. 

From the decisions we take the following: 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 481 

" Fifth. Question : " Is there any law to prevent Lodges 
having called meetings for work on the Sabbath day ? ' 

" The very language in which this question is expressed, 
seems to indicate the answer thereto. The Great Light by 
which we profess to be guided, requires us to rest on the 
seventh day from our labors, and to dedicate that day to the 
exclusive service of Him, whom we acknowlege and claim 
as our Supreme Grand Master. 

" Lodges should not have ' called meetings for work on the 
Sabbath day,' except to perform those solemn rites of 
depositing the remains of a deceased brother in their final 
resting place. A great portion of the icork of Lodges is 
typical of manual labor, and we should obey its symbolic 
teachings, else Masonry becomes a mockery, and its holy 
precepts ' as sounding brass or a tinkling symbol.' The 
Grand Lodge has, on more than one occasion, expressed, 
disapprobation of the practice of working on the Sabbath. 
Would it not be well to prohibit it by edict ? * *■ 

" Eleventh. A suspended Mason has no masonic rights 
whatever; yet he vn&y make complaint against a Mason, 
and if the Lodge or officers deem the charge sufficient to 
bear an action, the J. W. should pi*efer charges. The 
suspended member may be a witness, but his testimony must 
be sworn to, as that of others not M. M's, and it should be 
carefully weighed by the Lodge. 

Twelfth. If a brother is guilty of unmasonic conduct, and 
he makes acknowledgments and promises reformation, and 
the offence is not too heinous in its natui-e, we should deal 
charitably and kindly toward him ; and redeem him if 
possible. But should reformation not follow, cut him off. 
There are masonic offences, however, of such nature as to 
preclude leniency under any circumstances." 

He thinks "negroes are not suitable material for Masonry," 
and that " the retailing of spirituous liquors is not a legiti- 
mate business for a Mason." 

TTtah and British Columbia were recognized. 

The Grand Lodge formally consecrated Glenwood Ceme- 
tery. 

It was resolved "That no Lodge in this jurisdiction shall 
meet, for work, on Sunday, the Christian Sabbath, except 
for the purpose of burial of a Mason. 

" Resolved, That membership in the Grand Lodge does not 
exclude the jurisdiction of a. subordinate Lodge to try and 



482 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

punish a Mason, who is otherwise subject to it, for Masonic 
offences : except that officers of the Grand Lodge, during 
their term of office, are not subject to discipline by a subor- 
dinate Lodge. 

" Resolved, That a member of a Lodge who joins in a peti- 
tion for a new Lodge becomes a member of such Lodge as 
soon as it is chartered and constituted, and thereby loses his 
rights as a member of his former Lodge, as in case of dimit, 
but subject to the payment of dues to that time, and to sus- 
pension for non-payment thereof." 

Canada, for 1871, receives fraternal notice in the report 
on correspondence. 

M. W. Bro. Wm. Bramlette was elected Grand Master, 
and B. W. Bro. Geo. H. Bringhurst, re-elected Grand 
Secretary. 

UTAH. 

First annual Communication, held at the Masonic Hall in 
Salt Lake City, Oct. 7th, 1872. M. W. Bro. Obed F. Strick- 
land, Grand Master, and E. "W. Bro. Joseph F. Nounnan, 
Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master delivered a brief address. One new 
Lodge received a dispensation. The four Lodges in this 
jurisdiction are reported as well officered and in a flourish- 
ing condition. An application was made for a dispensation 
to pass and raise an E. A. whose memory was so poor that 
he could not make suitable proficiency, which was very 
properly refused. 

"Called off" until Nov. 12th, when a constitution and by- 
laws, etc., were adopted. 

The Past Grand Orator and Grand Chaplain, Rev. Norman 
McLeod, delivered the annual oration. With that name, we 
are sure that it must have been "well written and ably 
delivered." 

M. W. Bro. B. II. Bobertson (Well done, namesake!) was 
elected Grand Master, and B. W. Bro. Christopher Diehl, 
Grand Secretary. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 483 

VERMONT. 

Annual Communication, held at Burlington, January 12th, 
1872. M. W. Bro. Park Davis, Grand Master, and B. W. 
Bro. Henry Clark, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master refused to grant special dispensations 
in any case to shorten the prescribed time. He says : 

"My brethren, we should look with suspicion upon the 
motives of a man who, for years, has resided in proximity to 
a Lodge room, and has not decided to offer himself as a 
candidate for Masonry until he is about to remove, and then, 
when there is not sufficient time to comply with our regula- 
tions, requests a special dispensation, as a favor to him, to 
enable him to receive what he has before neglected to avail 
himself of. These considerations have led me to the course 
I have taken." 

He believes a member has a right to withdraw from his 
Lodge at any time, provided his dues are paid and he is not 
under charges. Such is the law in our jurisdiction, and we 
we believe it to be the correct principle, but this right is 
denied in many of the States who only allow dimits on 
removal from the jurisdiction, or to join another Lodge. Wo 
quote with approval, part of the Grand Master's remarks on 
this subject: 

" My own opinion is, that it is right of any member of a 
Lodge, in good standing, to request a dimit without giving 
any reason therefor, and simply for the purpose of severing 
his connection with the Lodge and remaining unaffiliated. 
And when such request is made, it is the duty of the Lodge 
to grant it. A majority vote, however, in the affirmative 
upon the request is required. This, of course, implies the 
power, by a failure of such vote, to deny the dimit. It being 
a duty, the performance of it is with the consciences of the 
members. 

" Our institution is a voluntary one. All its members 
come to it of ' their own free will and accord.' They assume 
its duties and obligations voluntarily, and, so far as its active 
duties are concerned, the performance of them continues to 
be subject to their own volition. Its obligations, however, 
are binding for life ; such as the duty of secresy, the necessity 
of obeying the moral law, and living uprightly and acting 



484 ORAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

honorably, so as not to bring discredit upon our institution. 
A dimit does not, to any degree, absolve them from these 
obligations. Membership is an active duty ; for its perform- 
ance a Mason is rewarded by the benefits and privileges of 
the Lodge organization. He becomes a member voluntarily, 
and assumes the duties consequent upon membership for the 
purpose of its advantages. His continued performance of 
these duties should be as much at his own choice as the 
original assumption of them was. To attempt to compel 
him to continue his membership and to thrust upon him its 
benefits, against his will, could be of no advantage, either to 
the Lodge or the member. Such an attempt is repugnant 
to the voluntary nature of our institution. 

" To take a dimit brings no disgrace upon the institution 
more than attends the neglect of any of the other active 
duties of Masons. If, therefore, a member choose to be 
relieved from the duties of membership and forego its 
advantages, he has the right so to do. If he choose to 
exercise that right and become a drone in the masonic hive, 
he should not be allowed to partake of its sweets. He should 
be cut off from all Lodge benefits and privileges. He should 
not be allowed to visit a Lodge, unless with a view to join 
it, nor to join in its processions. Nor should he call upon 
the Lodge for charity, or ask it to follow his remains to their 
last resting place." 

We also quote one of his decisions which is quite correct, 
and should be widely and thoroughly made known and 
acted upon : 

"If a brother, through ill-will towards his Lodge, or any 
of its members, declares his intentioa to injure the Lodge, or 
stop its work, by black-balling candidates, he is guilty of 
unmasonic conduct, and should be punished therefor." 

The reports of the District Deputies show a careful super- 
vision over the Lodges which are generally reported in a 
healthy condition. 

Canada for 1871 is fraternally noticed in the report on 
correspondence. 

Grand officers, re-elected. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 485 



VIEGINIA. 

Annual Communication, held at Bichrnond, December 9th, 
1872. M. W. Bro. Eobert E. Withers, Grand Master, and 
R. W. Bro. John Dove, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master issued eleven dispensations for new 
Lodges. From a number of his decisions wo take the 
following : 

" 12. That when a Past Master, under charges, waives his 
right of trial before a commission of Past Masters, and 
consents to be tried by his Lodge, all subsequent proceedings 
and appeals will be governed by the same rules which apply 
in the case of a Master Mason. 

" 13. Tbat a Lodge under suspension cannot donate its 
funds to charitable or other objects. 

• " 14. That the decision of a commission appointed to settle 
difficulties between brethren, should not be published in the 
newspapers. 

" 15. That a by-law prescribing that an office shall be 
declared vacant, and a new election held, ' whenever the 
incumbent shall absent himself for two consecutive meetings 
of the Lodge,' is null and void, because violative of the land- 
marks of the Order. 

" 16. That a commission of Master Masons may legally 
investigate charges against a member of another Lodge, 
provided the sister Lodge and the accused both request it. 

" 17. That a Lodge can elect as its Master, a Mason not at 
the time a member thereof. 

" 18. That a District Deputy Grand Master should not 
approve an application for a dispensation to form a new 
Lodge, when the establishment of said Lodge would materi- 
ally interfere with the prosperity of an existing Lodge. 

" 19. That publication in a newspaper does not constitute 
a legal summons." 

An interesting incident was the appearance in Grand 
Lodge of a venerable Past Grand Master, who, in his 
remarks to the brethren, said that "fifty-two years ago was 
[ l my first appearance in this Grand body, and I find but one 
<c now left who was present on that occasion. I allude to 



486 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

" my esteemed and life-long friend and brother your vener- 
" able Grand Secretary." 

The special committee appointed to take into considera- 
tion the education of children of deceased worthy Masons, 
made a report; whereupon the following resolution was 
adopted : 

"Resolved, That a special committee of five be appointed 
to take into consideration the subject of the education of the 
children of Masons, and that they report at the next annual 
Communication of this Grand Lodge, and that the special 
committee heretofore appointed be discharged." 

"We find so many things to copy from these proceedings, 
that we are forced, from want of space, to forbear all com- 
ments, and have to content ourselves with simply giving 
the extracts. 

The committee on jurisprudence, whose report was 
adopted, approve of the decisions of the Grand Master except 
one, viz. : 

"17. That a Lodge can elect as its Master, a Mason not 
at the time a member thereof;" and 

" Resolved, That the said ruling be not concurred in. 

" Your committee also report adversely upon the proposal 
to treat a Mason who continues non-affiliated for a longer 
period than six months as a suspended Mason. As no one 
can be united to a particular Lodge except of his own free 
will and accord, so no Mason, against his will, should be 
forced, by harsh penalties, to continue a member thereof. 
"We must be careful not to overstep the bounds fixed by the 
constitutions of Masonry ; and your Committee are of 
opinion that the existing laws in restraint of non-afiiliation, 
if faithfully executed, may prove adequate to arrest the 
evil." 

The committee on foreign correspondence presented the 
following preamble and resolutions, which were adopted: 

" This Grand Lodge, recognizing the Grand Lodge of 
Canada as the supreme Masonic authority over the territory 
originally assigned to her, cannot reconcile it with a proper 
sense of obligation to the landmarks of Masonry, to coun- 
tenance or hold intercourse with any rival power within her 
limits. She has hitherto forbore to take formal action in 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 487 

response to the application of the Grand Lodge of Quebec 
for fraternal recognition, deeming silence sufficiently signifi- 
cant ; but in view of the action of many of her sister Grand 
bodies, and especially of that of the Grand Lodge of Vermont 
at its recent Communication, it is proper for her to give 
definite expression to her views ; therefore, it is 

" Resolved, Tliat this Grand Lodge tenders to the Grand 
Lodge of Canada assurances of fraternal sympathy in the 
painful experiences of the past two years, and of the stead- 
fast determination of this Grand body to withhold recogni- 
tion of the Grand Lodge of Quebec, until the consent of the 
Grand Lodge of Canada is yielded." 

The report on correspondence is by Bro. B. E. Wellford, 
Jr. It is an exceedingly able and comprehensive paper, 
covering over one hundred and forty pages. The author 
regrets the non-receipt of our proceedings. 

Under the head of Louisiana we find the following : 

"We regret that our tone and style should offend the 
sensibility of any brother, but, as such offence implies 
imputation upon us, in common justice we ought to be 
advised of the particulars as to which we should make 
atonement. We presume he alludes to our closing remarks. 
We can, on careful re-perusal, imagine nothing else. Now, 
if Brother Drummond or himself had done us the justice of 
giving the paragraph, not a long one, of which they com- 
plain to their readers, we should be content to let their 
judgment, as to its propriety, go before the Masonic world 
without one word of defence. But Brother Scot makes a 
great mistake in attributing to the impulse of a moment 
expressions of opinion which a just sense of moral obliga- 
tion, as we construe it, coerces. If we felt occasion for 
making defence before any tribunal which had the opportu- 
nity of reading a full record, we would feel no necessity to 
go outside of the briefs of our accusers. For if silence be 
significant, when occasion suggests speech, the condemna- 
tion of Quebec by all her advocates would abundantly justify 
us in this particular at least. With common consent they 
ignore the miserable pretext upon which the Quebec organi- 
zation was based, and not one in all the host of her defenders 
has been found so poor as to do it reverence, or so bold as 
to give it place or consideration in the most elaborate 
discussion. 

The line of defence which has been adopted on behalf of 
the Quebec disorganizes, is many steps in advance of what 



4S8 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

they contemplated. They recognized the lonely prominence 
which was involved in an effort to organize a Grand Lodge 
in defiance of the orders of their Masonic superiors, and 
shrank from assuming the confessed attitude of rebellion. 
But their defenders concede tho futility of the evasion, and 
rest the defence upon the right to rebel. •* * 

" Brother Scot will pardon us for supplementing his brief 
and very decidedly '• somewhat imperfect statement " of our 
argument. We think all our readers will recognize this as 
a fair synopsis of our position : 

" 1, A Grand Lodge can only be formed by the action of 
subordinate Lodges. 

** 2. A subordinate Lodge can do no Masonic act, except 
by virtue of a charter. 

" 3. That charter is granted on the condition, and accepted 
on the pledge, of implicit obedience to the Grand Lodge 
which granted it, and no man can become a member of the 
Lodge without a solemn engagement of submission to the 
Grand Lodge under which it is holden. 

" 4. It follows, necessarily, that no Grand Lodge can be 
legally formed by subordinate Lodges acting in defiance of 
the orders of the Grand Lodge under which they are 
working. 

" If Bro. Scot can suggest a reply to these positions, or 
an escape for the Quebec movement from the application, 
we should be glad to have an opportunity of considering it. 

" Louisiana, of all our sisters, ought to appreciate most 
fully the necessity of recurring to first principles. She has 
appealed to her sisters, and they have rallied to her side 
with commendable unanimity, to protect her against the 
invasion of her jurisdiction by the Grand Orient of France. 
That invasion is persisted in, despite the interdict of inter- 
course from almost every American Grand Lodge. Louisi- 
ana asks now, in view of the failure of this remedy, that her 
sisters go farther, and interdict intercourse, not only with 
France, but with all other Masonic powers which consort 
with her. This is the logical sequence of the steps we have 
already taken. 

" But it comes with an ill grace from Louisiana, at the 
very moment of her intrusion into the jurisdiction of 
Canada; and if Bro. Scot will pardon us for borrowing one 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5S73. 489 

of his own adjectives, her partisan adoption through him of 
the cause of rebels against her authority, to invoke the aid 
of her sisters to protect her own jurisdiction. France vindi- 
cates her. intrusion into Louisiana upon an alleged principle 
which commands respect. She does not undertake to 
chaperone the cause of parties who appeal from a jurisdiction 
they have engaged to respect, and defend and obey. Her 
correspondents, if they be clandestine, as we know them to 
be, have no occasion to ask the outside Masonic world to 
protect them from the penalties of broken faith, for they 
are under no obligations, voluntarily assumed, to the Grand 
Lodge of Louisiana. If the Grand Lodge of Louisiana be so 
false to the landmarks as to deny, not merely participa- 
tion in the benefits of the Order, but a hearing for their 
application, to any class Masonically eligible, and the Grand 
Orient of France asserts, as the basis of her own action that 
she is, there may be some propriety in questioning her 
claim to exclusive jurisdiction. But no such plea can be 
proffered in extenuation of the offending of Louisiana. In 
all Quebec no one voice has yet been raised, so far as the 
record informs us, to assail the Grand Lodge of Canada for 
default in the discharge of her duty as the Overseer of the 
Craft. The one occasion of complaint is, that she refuses to 
add to the chartered privileges she had conferred upon her 
subordinates the right to form a new Grand Lodge to oust 
her from a part of her recognized jurisdiction. That com- 
plaint Louisiana undertakes to determine, and to determine 
against Canada. * * * * * 

"Now, what says Louisiana in reply to Canada? She 
does net say that the Grand Lodge of Canada has been 
derelict in the discharge of any portion of her masonic duty, 
and she does not repudiate the purpose to thrust herself 
between that Grand Lodge and her rebellious children. 

" Upon the contrary, she confesses that the act complained 
of was deliberately and with premeditated purpose consum- 
mated, with the intent, not merely to protect from the 
discipline of Canada the children of her own loins, confessed 
rebels against the only authority which gave them masonic 
life, but to compel Canada, upon penalty of exclusion from 
the masonic household, to recognize these unrepentant rebels 
with all her judicial sentences upon them, as her equals; 
and upon what excuse ? Simply and solely that the Parlia- 
ment of Great Britain has stricken from the geography of 
the world the name of Canada, and divided her territory 
between two new political organizations, one known as the 



490 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Province of Quebec, and the other as the Province of Ontario. 
If John Smith had been the undisputed owner, before this 
legislation, of 1,000 acres of land, 500 of which, with the 
homestead, are situate within the now defined territory of 
Ontario, and the remaining 500 in that of Quebec, we fancy 
that no intruder upon his Quebec acres could dare to ask of 
any intelligent court to exclude, in his behalf, Mr. Smith's 
title deeds and evidence of possession thereunder simply 
because these title deeds designated his possession as situate in 
the Province of Canada. It would be indeed a novel sugges- 
tion in any court of justice, but how much worse if it came from 
Mr. Smith's tenant, who had entered under him, and upon 
ever} 7 - principle of common sense, and common right and 
universal law, had absolutely estopped himself from calling 
in question the title of his landlord. 

" What is the exact effect attributed to political legislation 
on masonic jurisdiction, we have never been able to under- 
stand. We deny that it has any effect, and our brethren 
who assert the contrary, seem to us to involve themselves 
in a labyrinth of inextricable difficulties, through which, 
even Avith the aid of Brother Drummond's repertory of pre- 
cedents, neither he nor any of his associates have been able 
to point the way of the intelligent inquirer. Brother Drum- 
mond tried his hand last year in assigning a principle, but 
that principle asserted the invalidity of every mission Lodge 
in the world, disabled every Grand Lodge "from chartering 
a subordinate Lodge, and every subordinate Lodge from 
working under the charter of a Grand Lodge resident out- 
side of its political territory, and by a logical necessity 
involved the establishment of Grand Lodges of concurrent 
jurisdiction to accommodate brethren of every shade of 
sectarian opinion. Brother Drummond recoils from his own 
principle, and no substitute is proffered. 

" If it be conceded that the legislation of Great Britain 
divested the Grand Lodge of Canada of exclusive jurisdiction 
over either Quebec or Ontario, and we cannot conceive why 
it should have done so over either, unless it did so over 
both, it can scarcely be insisted that the Craft were thereby 
involved in chaos and confusion ; for if her jurisdiction were 
not exclusive, it was concurrent with all other Grand 
Lodges, and over the children of her own household, it is 
difficult to see how it could bo questioned. If the Grand 
Lodge of Louisiana should charter a Lodge in Tamaulipas 
Will not the charter be granted and accepted on condition 
of obedience to her? 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 491 

" Again — three Lodges are enough to form a Grand Lodge. 
Suppose only three of the subordinates of Canada had united 
in the Quebec movement, or that all of them had continued 
firm in their loyalty, and the Grand Lodge of Maine, acting 
on the idea that it was unoccupied territory, had chartered 
three Lodges, and they had undertaken to- establish the 
Grand Lodge of Quebec, would the political legislation of 
Great Britain have made it our duty to recognize this Grand 
Lodge, and subjected the twenty or thirty Canadian Lodges 
to Masonic censure for refusing to obe} r the dictation of the 
three. It is incumbent on the advocates of, or apologists for 
Quebec to answer these questions. This is a matter of con- 
science with some of us, and how it can be otherwise with 
any we cannot conceive; * * * * 

* * * " Brother Lrummond has been permitted to do 
the thinking of all the friends of Quebec. Her recognition 
has been in every instance predicated or justified upon his 
reasoning, and his avowed starting point involved the seed 
of all this, and of all conceivable future mischief, by assum- 
ing that the conscience of the Mason could be constrained 
by no law, which precedents ripened into customs had not 
established. 

"The principle would have been obvious enough if it 
were limited in application to Grand Lodges of recognized 
jurisdiction, and had conceded the authority of the Grand 
Lodge, under which the subordinate was working, to pro- 
nounce for her and her members what were or were not the 
customs into which precedents had ripened. But, applied 
as it was to a discussion of the right of that Grand Lodge to 
make any such determination, it struck at the very founda- 
tion of all regulated government. If we could imagine a 
civil organization in which every Justice of the Peace in his 
neighborhood court was free to determine for himself what 
was the law, and required to determine it upon his own 
judgment, by examining all the precedents from all the 
courts of the United States, we might imagine a parallel to 
the Masonic organization on this idea. 

" Brother Drummond has taken back this idea, and we 
would not revert to it if it did not underlie the whole con- 
troversy which his retraxit leaves still open, and expose 
the blundering into which it betrayed him and the Grand 
Lodges and brethren who accepted his guidance, without 
question as to the principle he adopted and avowed as the 
foundation of his reasoning." 

The Grand Master and Grand Secretaiy, were both 
re-elected. 



492 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 



WASHINGTON. 



Fifteenth annual Communication, held at Olympia, Sept. 
19th, 1872. M. W. Bro. Granville O. Haller, Grand Master, 
and B. W. Bro. Thomas M. Beed, Grand Secretaiy. 

The Grand Master's address is practical in its nature, and 
contains useful and sensible suggestions on non-affiliation, 
jurisdiction, virtual Bast Masters, and incorporation. He 
also wishes the Grand Lodge to determine the status of the 
brethren in their jurisdiction who maintain Indian women 
and are raising families of mixed blood. 

A negro visitor applied for admission, hailing from a 
Lodge in Bennsylvania "working under charter from the 
First African Grand Lodge of the United States." His 
application was denied, the Grand Master deciding that they 
only recognized one Grand Lodge in Bennsylvania, and that 
not the African. 

The Grand Lodges of British Columbia and Utah were 
recognized. 

A committee reported "that, inasmuch as the laws ©f the 
" land permit the intermarriage of the Anglo-Saxon and 
" Indian, it would be presumptuous for this Grand Lodge to 
u forbid Masons availing themselves of this liberty, whatever 
" our individual opinion may be of their taste in doing so. 
" But where Masons are living in adultery with either white 
" or Indian women, thus breaking both the civil and moral 
" law, your committee are of the opinion that all such are 
" guilty of gross unmasonic conduct, and should be expelled 
" from the Order upon due trial and conviction." 

This report was, very properly, adopted. 

The taxing of subordinate Lodges to provide a fund for 
representative purposes, was abolished. 

Grand Lodge decided not to incorporate. 

They have a subordinate Lodge in Sitka, Alaska Terri- 
tory (No. 1-1), which appears to have got into some difficul- 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 493 

ties, and the matter was left in the hands of the Grand 
Master. 

The committee on jurisprudence presented a long report 
on Past Masters, which was adopted. They conclude that the 
11 admission of a virtual Past Master to a meeting of 
" Past Masters, to prepare the Master elect of a Lodge for 
" installation, is an error which should be discountenanced 
" in the future." This is quite correct, but it is rather a 
mild way of putting it. We should rather say, should be 
strictly forbidden in the future. 

Canada, for 1871, is fraternally noticed by Bro. Thomas 
M. Beed, Grand Secretary, in his very able report on corres- 
spondence. He continues to withhold any recommendation 
for the recognition of Quebec. 

Grand officers, re-elected. 

WEST VIEGINIA. 

Seventh aunual Communication, held at Wheeling, Nov. 
14th, 1871. E. W. Bro. Robert White, Deputy Grand 
Master, presiding, and E. W. Bro. T. H. Logan, Grand 
Secretary. 

The Grand Master had issued seven dispensations for new 
Lodges. 

A code for the conduct of Masonic trials was ordered to 
be prepared. 

The dues to Grand Lodge were reduced from one dollar 
to seventy-five cents. 

Canada does not appear in the report on correspondence. 

M. W. .Bro. Thomas H. Logan (the former Grand 
Secretary), was elected Grand Master, and E. W. Bro. Odell 
S. Long was elected Grand Secretary. 

WISCONSIN. 

Annual Communication, held at Milwaukee, June llth, 
1872. M. W. Bro. Henry L. Palmer, Grand Master, and 
E- W. Bro. Wm. T. Palmer, Grand Secretary. 



494 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

The Grand Master, in his address, mentions the terrible 
fires in October, 1871, in northern Wisconsin, on both sides 
of Green Bay, which proved so destructive to both life and 
property. The brethren contributed liberally in response 
to his circular. No outside aid -was solicited, but some 
§4,000 was received from different quarters, showing that 
" the charity of the fraternity was co-extensive with the 
Union ;" for which sympathy heartfelt thanks are returned. 
The committee say that all cases of suffering or destitution 
among the brethren have been relieved ; and they also 
thank the ladies, who, in their impromptu sewing-circle, 
" met together, and went to work, and accomplished more 
" and made less fuss than any similar organization ever 
" assembled." 

Five new Lodges received charters. 

The Grand Lecturer held eleven schools of Instruction, 
which were attended by 128 out of the 165 Lodges, and a 
decided improvement in work was observable. 

It was ordered that no lodge-room should be used for any 
purpose other than for Masonic bodies and for Masonic 
purposes. With which we agree, but we can hardly endorse 
the following: 

" Ordered, That no Grand officer of this Grand Lodge 
(including Grand Lecturer) shall hold any office or position, 
as instructor, organizer, or lecturer, in any other secret 
order or organization whatever, other than Masonic." 

Utah and British Columbia were recognized. 

A brief but exceedingly sensible (no M. A. S. there) 
report on correspondence was presented by Bro. John 
Turner, in which Canada appears. 

The Grand officers were re-elected. 



We have received the following foreign Masonic publica- 
tions : Boletim do Grande Or.'. Unido do Brazil, for the months 
of June, July, August and September, 1872 ; Bidletin du Grand 
Orient de France, October and November, 1872 ; El Espejo 
Masonico, a Spanish Masonic serial, published by Andres 
Cassard, 33°, and intended for circulation in the South 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 495 

American Republics ; Boletin Oficial de la Gran Lojia de 
Chili, with the correspondence of that Body for the year 
1872, and a report of the committee appointed on the con- 
struction of the new Temple at Valparaiso, which has been 
erected at a cost of nearly $80,000. The last number of the 
Official Bulletin of the Grand Lodge of Brazil contains a 
portrait and an interesting review of the life of M. W. Bro. 
Dr. Joaquim Saldanha Marinho, the newly-elected Grand 
Master of that Grand Lodge, whereby it appears that he has 
filled many high offices in the State previous to his being 
called to the exalted position he now occupies. The article 
in question states that he has initiated many reforms in the 
Craft, and has taken an active part in the abolition of 
slavery and Jesuitical domination. 

We have also received an appeal, signed " Thilmfocq, 
" Ancien Venerable de la Logo Jerusalem Ecossaise, Ancien 
" Orate ur de la Ire Section de la Grande Loge Centrale de 
" France, Rite Ecossais," calling upon Freemasons generally 
to use their influence in favor of amnesty in France, con- 
cluding as follows : 

" Show to the world how powerfully in France is public 
opinion in favor of the principle of peace, and non-interven- 
tion of force; in favor of the French Republic, which has 
become the sine qua non of European peace." 

We have also to acknowledge, with thanks, the receipt of 
the Bulletins of the Grand Orients of France, Brazil, and 
Chili — all for 1872. Brazil and Chili are noticed under the 
head of Tennessee. 



CONCLUSION. 

We have avoided saying anything about :( Quebec," as we 
think that probably too much has already been said and 
written on both sides of the subject — much, it may be, that 
should not have been uttered or published. But in order 
not to be misunderstood, we desire to state our belief in the 
position which we have not seen attempted to be contro- 
verted iu any reasonable manner, and which seems to us to 

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496 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

be the key-note of the whole question — that no act of a 
political power can alter the jurisdiction of a Masonic Lodge. 

We fear that this report is already too long, and that it 
will tax the patience of our readers, if they have had the 
courage to follow us thus far in our wanderings in foreign 
countries. We have tried to be brief, and to compress the 
proceedings as much as possible, but it is a difficult task, 
and we have only to hope that our endeavors in this line 
may meet with the approbation of our brethren. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

HENEY EOBEETSON, 

Collingwood, Ont., July 4, 1S73. Chairman Com. on Foreign Correspondence. 

The Grand Lodge was called from labor to refreshment, 
to meet on to-morrow (Thursday) morning at ten o'clock, 
a. m. 



Thursday, July 10th, A. D. 1S73. 

The Grand Lodge resumed its sittings at eleven o'clock, 
a. m. 

PRESENT. 

M. W. Bro. W. M. Wilson, Grand Master, 

On the Throne. 

Grand Officers, Members, and Representatives. 

R. W. Bro. TV. H. Frazer presented his credentials as 
.Representative of the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin, which 
were received, and our E. W. Brother was saluted with 
Masonic honors, and invited by the M. W. Grand Master 
to a seat on the Dais. 

The Grand Secretary submitted the following circular 
letter from the Grand Orient of Hungary, which was 
received : 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTERAL, 5873. 497 

"Orient de Pesth le 2 jour du n. mois de Van de lav.*. l.\ 000873, > 
(2 Avril, 1873 E. . v.'.) J 

A.'. L.\ G.\ D.\ G.\ A.'. D.\ L.\ U.\ 

Le Grande Orient de Hongrie, a la Grande Loge de Canada. 

SAL.'. SAL.*. SAL.*. 

Tr.: ch.-. et tr.'. ven.: ff.\ ! 

"Le 26 Novembre 1871 le Grand-Orient de Hongrie, 
apres en avoir rec,u l'autorisation du Gouvernement, s'est 
duement et regulierement constitue. 

Le 23 Decembre 1871 le Grand-Orient de France a l'obe- 
diance duquel appartenaient les Loges fondatrices du Grand- 
Orient de Hongrie, a reconnu ce dernier solennellement. 

Notre position ainsi legalisee suivant les lois et les usages 
de la Maqonnerie nous eprouvons le desir le plus ardent 
d'entrer en relation avec toutes les Grandes-puissances 
maconiques du globe, et d'occuper dans cette grai de famille 
universelle une place modeste, que nous tacherons de meriter 
par notre zele a ce travail voue au bien de l'humanite, ainsi 
que par nos sentiments fraternels que nous ne manquerona 
jamais d'exercer envers tous les ff.\ des deux hemispheres. 

Nous venons aVous tr.\ ch.*. et tr.'. ven.\ff.\ pour Voua 
prier de bien vouloir reconaitre le Grand-Orient de Hongrie 
comme pouvoir maconique independant, et de nous faire 
l'honneur d'entrer en relation fraternelle avec nous. 

Dans l'espoir, que notre demande sera bien acceuillie nous 
prenons la liberte de Yous proposer le fr.-. Michel Kemenz, 
30°, pour Votre representant et garant d'amitie aupres do 
nous. Nous vous prions en meme terns de bien vouloir nous 
designer un de vos ff.\ auquel nous nous empresserons de 
faire parvenir sa nomination de representant et garant 
d'amitie du Grand-Orient de Hongrie aupres de Vous. 

Nous aimons a croire tr.-. ch.-. et tr.-. ven.-. ff.-. que vu la 
simpathie dont toutes les nations ont suivi les aspirations 
constantes de notre patrie vers le progres et la lumiere, 
vous daignerez acceuillir favorablement notre demande. 

Agreez l'expression de nos sentiments fraternels. 

Le Grand Maitre, 
GEORGES JOANNOYIES, 33°. 
Le President du Conseil de I'Ordre, 

: : THEO DO RE CSAKS Y, 32°. 

: seal. : Lq Secretaire du Conseil de I'Ordre, 

'■ : LADISLAS HOLLOS, 18°. 

Delivre : Antoine Richter, 30°. 

Addresse : ,,Au Grand Orient de Hongrie a Pesth." 



498 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA.. 

The consideration of the report on Benevolence was 
resumed, (see pages 410 to 416) 

It was moved by R. W. Thomas "White, Jr., seconded 
by R. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, and 

Resolved,— That the report of the Board on Benevolence he adopted. 

W. Bro. J. Hurssell gave notice that at the next Annual 
Communication of Grand Lodge he will move that Sec. 
S " Of Grand Lodge," Book of Constitution, be amended 
as follows : That all after the words " such Lodge," on 
the third line, be struck out, and the following words 
inserted in lieu thereof: " the immediate Past Master to 
take precedence — or, if he be absent, the Senior Past 
Master of the Lodge then present shall represent such 
Lodge." 

TV. Bro. Joseph Hurssell also gave notice that at the 
next Annual Communication he would move to amend 
Sec. 2 of " Honorary Members " of private Lodges, by 
adding the following words thereto : " But if an honorary 
member does not attend the Lodge for a space of three 
years, he may, by a two-third vote, be struck off from the 
list of membership*" 

In accordance with notice given, 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, seconded by 
R. TV. Bro. J. E. Brooke, and 

Eesolved, — That the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) be trans- 
ferred from the General Funds of Grand Lodge and added to the Funds 
of Benevolence. 

It was moved by M. W. Bro. TV. B. Simpson, seconded 
by M. TV. Bro. T. D. Harington, and 

Eesolved, — That the correspondence received from the Grand Orient 
of Hungary be received and entered with the proceedings of Grand 
Lodge, and that the M. W. Grand Master be authorized to take such 
further action in the matter as he may deem prudent, 

In accordance with notice given, 
It was moved by R. W. Bro. B. E. Charlton, seconded 
by R. TV. Bro. F. TVestlake, and 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 499 

Resolved, — That the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) he annually 
placed to the credit of the M. "W. Grand Master, to defray his travelling 
and other official expenses, the year now closing to he included. 

The consideration of the annual report of the Board of 
General Purposes was again resumed. (See pages 380 to 
391.) 

The minute books of the Lodge of Antiquity having 
been produced in Grand Lodge, and the same having 
been examined in so far as they referred to the trial of 
R. W. Bro. Franck, and after a prolonged discussion, 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Thomas White, Jr., 
seconded by M. W. Bro. W. B. Simpson : 

That the annual report of the Board, as presented to Grand Lodge, he 
now adopted. p 

In amendment, 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. John E. Harding, 
seconded by R. W. Bro. F. Westlake : 

That all that portion of the report of the Board of General Purposes 
on Grievances and Appeals, relating to the expulsion of E. W. Bro. 
J. C. Franck be struck out. 

In amendment to the amendment, 

It was moved by "W". Bro. 1ST. G. Bigelow, seconded by 
R. "W". Bro. Daniel Spry : 

That the report he referred back to the Board of General Purposes, 
with instructions to report, in reference to the case of R. W. Bro. J. C. 
Franck : That this Grand Lodge has an undoubted jurisdiction in the 
case. That there is no sufficient proof of any Masonic offence. 

A vote of Grand Lodge having been severally taken 
on the amendment to the amendment and on the amend- 
ment, both were declared in the negative. 

A vote of Grand Lodge having been taken on the 
original motion, for .the adoption of the report, it was 
declared to be in the affirmative, and the report was 
declared adopted. 

In accordance with notice given, 



500 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

It was moved by R. "W. Bro. J. B. Trayes, seconded 
by V. W. Bro. F. Mudge : 

That the Ontario Masonic District be sub-divided as follows : The 
Counties of Ontario and Victoria, and the West Riding cf the County of 
Durham, to form the Ontario District ; the Counties of Northumberland 
and Peterboro, and the East Riding of the County of Durham, to form 
the East Ontario District. 

Upon a vote of Grand Lodge being taken, it was 
declared in the negative. 

The Committee on Credentials of Representatives pre- 
sented the following report : 

The Committee on Credentials of Representatives beg to 
report that at this meeting of the Grand Lodge of Canada 
there are two hundred and twenty Lodges represented — 
one hundred and fifty-one by the duly qualified represent- 
atives, and sixty-nine by proxy. 

Tour Committee regret to report that there are a few 
Lodges who still neglect to attach the seal of the Lodge to 
proxies granted by them, as required by the Constitution, 
and would urge upon those Lodges not in possession of seals 
the necessity of at once procuring them. 

All respectfully submitted. 

CHARLES D. MACDONNELL, 

Montreal, July 10th, 1ST3. Chairman. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Thomas "White, Jr., 
seconded by R. "W. Bro. C. D. Macdonnell, and 

Resolved, — That the report on Credentials be received and»adopted. 

It was moved by "W. Bro. Rev. E. M. Meyers, and 
seconded by M. W. Bro. T. D. Harington : 

That this Grand Lodge deeply deplores the continuance of the 
difficulties which so unhappily exist among the brethren of this 
Dominion, which cannot fail to be injurious to our beloved order, and 
discreditable to our ancient and honorable institutions ; and earnestly 
hopes that the day is not far distant when a restoration of peace shall 
be effected, and all masonic disputes be amicably arranged. That this 
Grand Lodge will at any time hail with satisfaction and delight any 
advances which may be made to it, likely to effect such a glorious 
consummation, and which it can consistently accept with dignity and 
honor. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 501 

A brief discussion followed, many brethren expressing 
themselves upon the inadvisability of any resolution upon 
the Quebec difficulty being introduced at this session of 
Grand Lodge. 

The mover having declined to withdraw the motion, a 
vote of Grand Lodge was taken, the same was declared 
in the negative, and the resolution was declared lost. 

The Grand Lodge was called from labor to refresh- 
ment, to meet at 2 o'clock, p. m. 



The Grand Lodge resumed its sittings at 3 o'clock, p.m. 

PRESENT. 

M. W. Bro. W. M. Wilson, Grand Master, 
On the Throne. 
Grand Officers, Members and Representatives. 
R. W. Bro. Thos. White, Jr., on behalf of the Board, 
submitted the following report on the 

GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS. 

The Board of General Purposes, to which was referred 
the address of the M. W. Grand Master, begs to submit the 
following report : 

1. The Board desires to express its gratification at the 
continued and increasing prosperity of the Order within 
this jurisdiction. 

2. With reference to the Masonic Asylum, the Board agrees 
that there is much in the condition of Canada and Canadian 
Masons to render advisable a different mode of applying and 
distributing their benevolence from that adopted by their 
brethren in England, and that among us " few would be found 
" willing to accept a home which would separate them from 
" their children and relatives. The successful establishment of 
such an asylum, and the erection of stately buildings in 
c onnection therewith, in which aged Masons and their wives 
and widows might find the comforts of a home, would no 
doubt be gratifying to Masonic pride, and might be pointed 



502 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

out to the " profane " as conclusive evidence of Masonic 
benevolence and zeal ; but to produce an effect on the 
uninitiated is not the Mason's mission, and it may well be 
questioned whether such a gratification would not be bought 
too dear. The sole question for Grand Lodge is how best 
to dispose of its funds available for purposes of benevolence* 
and there can be no doubt that the establishment of such an 
institution would be a severe tax for all time on the 
resources of Grand Lodge, that its benefits would not, in 
the present condition of Canada, be availed of to any very 
large extent, and that little would be left, after paying the 
yearly expenses of maintenance, to be distributed amongst 
equally deserving out-door applicants for relief. " The 
greatest good to the greatest number" should bo the object 
aimed at in the distribution of our benevolence, and there 
can be little doubt that the present mode of affording relief 
is at the same time the most economical for the donors and 
the most acceptable as well as beneficial for the large 
majority of the recipients. The Board adopts the suggestion 
of the M. W. Grand Master that some definite action should 
be taken at the present session of Grand Lodge, and would 
therefore recommend that for the present the scheme be 
abandoned, and the money with its accumulated interest be 
returned to the donors. 

3. The Board cordially endorses the recommendation of 
the M. "W". Grand Master that the rank of Past Grand Eegis- 
trar be conferred on R W. Bro. "W. H. Frazer, the Bepresenta- 
tive of the Grand Lodge of Wisconsin, and R.W. Bro. H. A. 
Mackay, representative of the Grand Lodge of Michigan near 
this Grand Lodge. 

4. The Board regrets to learn that the friendly relations 
of this Grand Lodge with the Grand Lodges of Vermont 
and Illinois have been interrupted in consequence of our 
exercising Masonic jurisdiction within what we conceive to 
be our own territory, but which they think is not. To be 
consistent, they should and probably will extend their 
" Federal Constitution," and suspend further relations with 
the Grand Lodges of Europe and with such of the Grand 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 503 

Lodges of the United States as agree with us upon the great 
question involved. However that may be, to paraphrase 
the remark of Uncle Toby to the fly, " the Masonic world is 
wide enough for them and us." The Board fully approves 
the action of the Grand Master in the premises. 

5. The Board has also to regret the withdrawal of their 
representative by the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, and agrees 
with the M. W. Grand Master that it has arisen from a 
misapprehension of our action in relation to the Grand 
Orient of France. This Grand Lodge has never been influ- 
enced in its course by the opinions of other Grand Lodges 
on the difficulties which have arisen in the Province of 
Quebec, or by their recognition or non-recognition'~of our 
seceding brethren there ; it has only spoken when those 
opinions have resulted in action tending to coerce or control 
this Grand Lodge in a matter which, in so far as its course 
towards its seceding brethren is concerned, must be decided 
by this Grrjnd Lodge alone. 

6. The Board hails with pleasure the signs of a better 
appreciation and a more accurate understanding by many 
Grand Lodges of the difficulties in which we have been 
placed, and looks forward to the time when we shall again 
be in fraternal intercourse with all our sister Grand Lodges 
of the United States. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

THOS. WHITE, Jr., 

Pres. B. of G. P. 

It was moved by K. W. Bro. Thos. White, Jr., seconded 
by M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, and 

Resolyed,— That the report of the Board on the Grand Master's 
address be received. 

K. W. Bro. Thos. White, Jr., submitted the following 
supplementary report on 

WARRANTS. 

The Board of General Purposes of Grand Lodge, having 
had under consideration the petitions of sundry brethren 
for Warrants of Constitution to open new Lodges, to be 



504 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

named " Morrisburg " Lodge, at Morrisburg, and " Corner 
Stone " Lodge, at Orillia, begs to recommend that the 
prayer of the petitionei-s be not granted. 
Respectfully submitted. 

THOS. WHITE, Jr., 

President Board of General Purposes. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Thos. "White, Jr., seconded 
by M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, and 

Besolyed,— That the supplementay report of the Board on "Warrants be 
received and adopted. 

The consideration of the report of the Board on the 
M. W. Grand Master's address was resumed. (See pages 
500 to 503.) 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Thos. "White, Jr., seconded 
by M. "W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson : 

That the report of the Board on the Grand Master's address be 
adopted. 

In amendment, 

It was moved by R. "W. Bro. J. K. Kerr, seconded by 
R. "W. Bro. James Bain : 

That that portion of the report of the Board upon the address of the 
M. W. Grand Master, referring to the Masonic Asylum, be struck out. 

In amendment to the amendment, 
It was moved by M. W. Bro. "W. B. Simpson, seconded 
by Bro. C. A. Sippi, and 

Besolved, — That the consideration of so much of the report of the 
Board of General Purposes upon the address of the M. W. Grand Master, 
referring to the Masonic Asylum, be postponed to the next annual Com- 
munication. 

The M. Grand Master having intimated his willingness 
to withdraw his remarks in regard to Masonic Mutual 
Benevolence Associations, as contained in his address, 

It was moved by R. "W. Bro. Thos. "White, Jr., seconded 
by M. "W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, and 

Besolted, — That all references to the Masonic Mutual Benevolent 
Associations contained in the report of the D. D. G. M. for the London 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 505 

District, and in the report of the Board, be struck out, and that the said 
report of the Board on the M. W. Grand Master's address, as amended, 
be adopted. 

The M. W. Grand Master appointed the following 
Brethren Scrutineers of the Ballot for Grand Officers and 
members of the Board of General Purposes, viz. : R. W. 
Bros. John W. Murton, Win. Mackenzie, and W. Bro. 
F. J. Menet. 

The ballots having been circulated, the following 
brethren were declared duly elected office bearers for the 
ensuing term, viz : 

M.W. Bro. W. M. Wilson, Simcoe, re-elected Grand Master. 

R. " " Thos. White, Jr., Montreal, re-elected Deputy Grand Master. 

V. " " Benj. E. Charlton, Hamilton, Grand Senior Warden. 

The Grand Lodge was called from labor to refreshment, 
to meet at 8 o'clock, p. m. 

The Grand Lodge resumed its sittings at 8.05 oclock, 
p. m. 

PRESENT. 

M. W. Bro. W. M. Wilson, Grand Master, 

On the Throne, 

Grand Officers, Members and Representatives. 

The election of Grand Officers was resumed, with the 
following result : 

V. W. Bro. Fred. Mudge, Whitby, Grand Junior Warden. 

" Rev. G. M. Innes, London, Grand Chaplain. 
R. " " Henry Groff, Simcoe, re-elected Grand Treasurer. 
V. " " John Nettleton, Collingwood, Grand Registrar. 
R. " " Thos. B. Harris, Hamilton, re-elected Grand Secretary. 
By an open vote of Grand Lodge, 

" John L. Dixon, Toronto, Grand Tyler. 

The following brethren were nominated by the repre- 
sentatives of Lodges, as District Deputy Grand Masters 
for their respective Districts, and approved by the M. W. 
Grand Master, viz : 



506 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

V. W. Bro. T. C. Macnabb, Chatham, St. Clair District. 

" " " D. B. Burch, London, London « 

u « u -flr. s. Martin, Paris, Wilson « 

K. " " John E. Harding, St. Mary's, Huron « 

V. « « W. S. Burnett, Gait, Wellington « 

" " « J. J. Mason, Hamilton, Hamilton " 

R. " " Robert Kemp, Beamsville, Niagara " 

" " " Henry Robertson, Collingwood, Toronto " 

" " " J. B. Trayes, Port Hope, Ontario « 

u a tc p_ Richardson, Napanee, Prince Edward " 

K B " James Reynolds, Prescott, St. Lawrence " 

« u ii -wm. Mostyn, Almonte, Ottawa " 

V. " " Wm. Nivin, Montreal, Montreal, " 

" « « Geo. H. Wilkinson, St. John's, Bedford " 

R. " " Wm. N. Kennedy, Winnipeg, Province Manitoba. 

"W". Bro. J. M. Banjrhart, gave notice that at the next 
annual Communication of Grand Lodge, he will move to 
amend the constitution " of Fees " last clause, by striking 
out the word "Fifty" and inserting therefor the word 
"Twenty-five." 

"W". Bro. John S. Tennant gave notice, that at the next 
annual Communication he will move, that the county of 
Perth be taken from the Huron District, and added to 
the Wellington District, or that a new masonic District 
be formed out of the Huron or Huron and Toronto 
Districts, as the same from its great extent involves more 
duties than a D. D. C M. can properly attend to. 

TV. Bro. John S. Tennant gave notice, that at the next 
annual Communication, he will move for a committee to 
reconstruct the different Districtswithin this jurisdiction, 
as many of the Districts are of so great extent as to 
involve greater duties than any one District Deputy 
Grand Master can properly attend to. 

V.W. Bro. J. Boyd gave notice, that at the next annual 
Communication of Grand Lodge, he will introduce a 
motion to divide the Ontario District as follows : 

The counties of Ontario and Victoria, and the west 
riding of Durham, to form the "West Ontario District; 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 507 

the counties of Northumberland and Peterboro, and the 
east riding of Durham, to form the East Ontario District. 

The consideration of the Masonic Asylum Trust report 
was resumed. [See pages 398 to 403.] 

It was moved by M.W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, seconded 
by M. W*. Bro. T. D. Harington, and 

Resolved,— That so much of the report of the Masonic Asylum Trust 
as refers to the augmentation of their number from four to five, and the 
appointment of the R. W. Brethren therein named as members of the 
Trust, be now adopted. 

It was moved by R. "W". Bro. H. Macpherson, seconded 
by Y. W. Bro. J. F. Lash, and 

Kesolved, — That the cordial thanks of this Grand Lodge are due, and 
are hereby heartily tendered to the committee of management of the 
Montreal city Lodges under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, for 
the ample and satisfactory arrangements made for the holding of the 
present Annual Communication. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. 0. D. Maedonncll, seconded 
by M. "W. Bro. T. D. Harington, and 

Kesolved, — That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered to the 
various Railway and Steamboat Companies, for their liberality in 
reducing the fares to delegates attending this Annual Communication. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, seconded by 
M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, and 

Resolved, — That a cordial vote of thanks be tendered to the com- 
mittee on Credentials of representatives, for the satisfactory manner in 
which they have discharged the duties devolving upon them. 

It was moved by Y. W. Bro. John F. Lash, seconded 
by R. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, and 

Resolved, — That the thanks of Grand Lodge be tendered to the Scru- 
tineers of the ballot for the satisfactory manner in which they hav e 
discharged their arduous duties. 

R. W. Bro. T. White, Jr., on behalf of the Board of 
General Purposes, snbmitted the following supplementary 
report on 

WARRANTS. 

The Board of General Purposes recommend the granting* 
of a warrant to "Temple" Lodge, at St. Catharines — all 
differences having been adjusted and opposition withdrawn. 



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GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 



It was moved by R. W. Bro. Thos. "White, Jr., seconded 
by M. "W". Bro. T. D. Harington, and 

Resolved, — That the supplementary report of the Board on Warrants 
he received and adopted. 

W. Bro. W. A. Johnson, hailing from St. John's 
Lodge, 159, I. R.. a visitor to the Grand Lodge, was 
introduced to the M. W. Grand Master and Grand 
Officers. 

The M. W. Grand Master proceeded with the installa- 
tion and investiture of the new elected officers, who were 
proclaimed and saluted with the customary Masonic 
honors ; the following being the 

GRAND OFFICERS. 
M. W. Bro. W. M. Wilson, Simcoe, Grand Master. 

R. " " T. White, Jr., Montreal, Deputy " " 

u tt u b. e. Charlton, Hamilton, " Senior Warden. 

a u u Fred. Mudge, Whitby " Junior " 

" « " Rev. G. M. Innes, London, " Chaplain. 

" " " Henry Groff, Simcoe, " Treasurer. 

H « " John Nettleton, Collingwood, " Registrar. 

« " " Thos. Bird Harris, Hamilton, " Secretary. 

" John L. Dixon, Toronto, " Tjler. 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 



R. W. Bro. Thos. C. Macnabh, Chatham, 



London, 
Paris, 
St. Marys, 
Gait, 

Hamilton, 
Beamsville, 
Collingwood, 
Port Hope, 
Napanee, 
Prescott, 
Almonte, 
Montreal, 
St. Johns, 
" ''■ « Wm. N. Kennedy, Winnipeg, 

At a subsequent date the M. W. Grand Master was 
pleased to notify the Grand Secretary of the folio win o- 
appointments to office for the ensuing Masonic year, viz.: 



D. B. Burch, 
W. S. Martin, 
John E. Harding, 
W. S. Burnett, 
J. J. Mason, 
Robert Kemp, 
Henry Robertson, 
J. B. Trayes, 

F. Richardson, 
James Reynolds, 
William Mostyn, 
William Nivin, 

G. H. Wilkinson, 



St. Clair 

London 

Wilson 

Huron 

Wellington 

Hamilton 

Niagara 

Toronto 

Ontario 

Prince Edward 

St. Lawrence 

Ottawa 

Montreal 

Bedford 

Manitoba 



District. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTKEAL, 5873. 509 



V. W. Bro. William Supple, Pembroke, Grand Senior Deacon. 



Junior " 

Superintendent of Works. 

Director of Ceremonies. 

Secretary. 

Director of Ceremonies. 

Sword Bearer. 

Organist. 



Pursuivant. 



« 



Stewards. 



« " " A. D. Stevens, Dunham, 

« " " James W. Digby, Brantford, 

u ii n ^vV. Gordon Bigelow, Toronto, 

u it <t Hngb Murray, Hamilton, Asst. 

« « « John Midgley, St.Thomas, " 

«• " " John Kennedy, Peterboro', 

" « " St. John Hyttenranch, Paris, 

" " " C. A. Sippi, London, Asst. 

•' " " A. G. Muir, Grimsby, 

m « « John Cavers, Gait, 

" « " R. D. Booth, Bowmanville, 

« « " D. McG. Malloch, Clinton, 

" " " S.H.M'Kitrick, Or'ngeville 

« " " Robert Douglas, Perth, 

" " " G. B. Reeve, Parkhill, 

a a « \$r d. Hepburn, Guelph, 

« " " Ed. Allworth, Kingsville, 

" " " John McLean, Montreal, 

" " " A. R. Boswell, Toronto, 

» " " John Hoshal, Cayuga, 

« " " S. L. Bedson, Fort Garry. ) 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. F. "Westlake, seconded 
by Y. W. J3ro. James Gibson, 

That inasmuch as Great Western Lodge, No. 47, Windsor, has suffered 
a loss, by fire, of all its effects, therefore be it 

Resolved, — That the dues of the said Lodge to Grand Lodge, for the 
year, be remitted. 

A vote of Grand Lodge having been taken, it was 
declared in the affirmative. 

It was moved bv R. W. Bro. J. B. Trayes, seconded by 
R. W. Bro. C. D. Macdonnell, and 

Resolved, — That the amount of Grand Lodge dues of Prince Albert 
Lodge, No. 183, Prince Albert, for the past year, be remitted, the said 
Lodge having lost everything belonging to it by fire. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Allan McLean, seconded 
by R. W. Bro. John E. Harding, and 

Resolved, — That the amount of the Grand Lodge dues of the King 
Hiram Lodge, No. 37, and the St. John's Lodge, No. 68, Ingersoll, for 
the past year, be remitted, the said Lodges having suffered the loss of 
their furniture by fire. 

It was moved by Y. W. Bro. E. Racicot, seconded by 
W. Bro. H. D. Stevens, and 

Resolved, — That the dues of the Sutton Lodge,No 227, Sutton Flatts, 
for the past year, be remitted, the said Lodge having lost all its furni- 
ture and property by fire. 






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The Scrutineers of the ballot reported that the follow- 
ing-named brethren had received the largest number of 
votes for members of the Board of Generel Purposes for 
the ensuiDg'term, and were declared duly elected, viz. : 

"W. Bro. Fred. J. Menet, St. John's Lodge, No. 75, Toronto. 
B. " « W. H. Weller, St. John's « « 17, Cobourg. 

« " " James Bain, St. Andrew's '•' " 16, Toronto. 

" « " Dr. Kincaid, Corinthian <; « 101, Peterboro. 

« " " S. B. Harman, St. Andrew's «' " 16, Toronto. 

The M. "W. Grand Master was pleased to announce the 
following appointments as members of the Board of 
General Purposes for the ensuing term, viz. : 



E. "VV. Bro. B. P. Stephens. Ionic Lodge, No. 

" » '< John W. Murton, Barton " » 

V. " (! W. B. White, Pembroke » " 

B. " " F. Westlake, St. George's " « 

" < ; « A. S. Kirkpatrick, St. John's « " 

« « b John E. Brooke, Wellington « u 

The business of Grand Lodge being ended 
closed, in glmpk Storm, at 10.45 o'clock, r. m. 



ATTEST. 



25, Toronto. 

6, Hamilton. 
128, Pembroke 
42, London. 

3, Kingston. 
46, Chatham. 

it was 





Grand Secretary. 



14 



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GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



GRAND SECRETARY'S ANNUAL REPORT. 

R. W. Bro. Thomas B. Harris, Grand Secretary, in account 
current with the Grand Lodge of Canada. Moneys received 
from the 1st January to the 31st December, 1872. 



NAMES OF LODGES. 

— Antiquity Lodge $ 43 00 

1 Prevost 2S 00 

2 Niagara 60 50 

3 St. John's 94 75 

4 Dorchester 26 25 

5 Sussex 96 00 

6 Barton 102 25 

7 Union 39 00 

8 Kelson 15 50 

9 Union 89 00 

10 Norfolk 45 25 

11 Moira 22 00 

14 True Britons 1 108 00 

15 St. George's 106 50 

16 St. Andrew's 39 5T) 

17 St. John's 33 00 

18 Prince Edward's 31 25 

19 St. George's 15 00 

20 St. John's 92 50 

21 Zetland C3 19 

22 King Solomon's 82 00 

23 Richmond 114 25 

24 St. Francis 54 25 

25 Ionic .' 100 75 

26 Ontario 56 75 

27 Strict Observance 101 25 

28 Mount Zion 9 50 

29 United 45 00 

30 Composite 31 25 

31 Jerusalem : 53 00 

32 Amity 50 00 

33 Goderich 46 50 

35 St. John's 32 00 

36 Welland 28 25 

37 King Hiram 35 75 

39 Mount Zion 48 75 

40 St. John's 107 25 

41 St. George's 95 75 

42 St. George's 56 75 

43 King Solomon's 55 50 

44 St. Thomas 38 50 

45 Brant 46 25 

46 Wellington .. 90 75 

47 Great Western 67 25 

48 Madoc 25 00 

50 Consecon 37 00 

51 Corinthian 25 

53 Shefford 60 50 

54 Vaughan 53 00 

56 Victoria 70 00 

57 Harmony 45 50 

58 Doric 61 75 

59 Corinthian 49 00 

61 Acacia 44 00 

62 St. Andrew's 37 00 

63 St. John's 6 75 

64 Kilwinning 135 00 

65 Rehoboam 67 00 

66 Durham 15 75 

68 St. John's 69 00 

69 Stirling 50 00 



NAMES OF LODGES. 

72 Alma 50 00 

73 St. James 64 75 

74 St. James 26 75 

75 St. John's 117 50 

76 Oxford 65 25 

77 Faithful Brethren 29 75 

78 King Hiram 13 50 

79 Simcoe 38 75 

SO Albion 61 S3 

81 St. John's 97 25 

84 Clinton 57 75 

55 Rising Sun 17 00 

56 Wilson 150 60 

57 Markham Union 134 75 

88 St. George's 72 50 

90 Manito 32 25 

91 Colborne 10 00 

92 Cataraqui 94 25 

93 Northern Light 72 19 

94 St. Mark's 40 50 

95 Ridont 21 00 

96 Corinthian 25 75 

97 Sharon 62 00 

98 True Blue 36 75 

99 Tuscan 27 25 

100 Valley 97 75 

ini Corinthian 18 00 

103 Maple Leaf 35 75 

104 St. John's . . 27 50 

105 St. Mark's 71 50 

106 Burfbrd 41 25 

107 St. Paul's 41 25 

108 Blenheim 28 13 

109 Albion 30 72 

110 Central 108 75 

111 Morpeth 36 00 

112 Maitland 88 00 

113 Wilson 21 00 

114 Hope 45 25 

115 Ivv 30 00 

116 Cassia - 61 75 

118 Union 19 75 

119 Maple Leaf. . 46 25 

120 Warren 45 25 

121 Doric 37 50 

122 Renfrew 36 00 

123 The Belleville 66 25 

125 Cornwall 59 25 

126 Golden Rule 2" 25 

127 Franck 18 00 

128 Pembroke 83 23 

129 The Rising Sun 104 73 

130 Yamaska 50 

133 Lebanon Forest 43 25 

134 Shawenegam 11 00 

135 St. Clair 55 25 

136 Richardson 28 50 

137 Pvthagoras 37 50 

139 Lebanon 71 45 

140 Malahidc 48 50 

141 Tudor 21 50 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 513 
Grand Secket art's Account. — [Continued.'] 



NAMES OF LODGES. 

142 Excelsior 50 00 

143 Friendly Brothers 40 25 

144 Tecumseh 63 50 

145 J. B. Hall 6 50 

146 Prince of Wales 46 75 

149 Erie 33 00 

150 Hastings 20 00 

151 The Grand River 34 00 

153 Burns 28 00 

154 Irving 60 74 

155 Peterborough 41 50 

156 York 50 00 

157 Simpson 33 50 

158 Alexandra 19 50 

159 Gooiwood 4 25 

160 Quebec Garrison . . 7 25 

161 Percy 30 00 

162 Forest 18 75 

163 Browne 47 97 

164 Star in the East 51 00 

165 Burlington 42 00 

168 Merritt 29 50 

169 Macnab 41 25 

170 Britannia 50 25 

172 Ayr 43 50 

173 Victoria 49 98 

174 Walsingham 20 60 

176 Spartan 22 25 

177 The Builders' 68 75 

178 Plattsville 29 9<t 

179 Bothwell 13 00 

180 Speed 81 00 

181 Oriental 38 50 

183 Prince Albert 56 00 

184 Old Light 28 50 

185 Enniskillen . 45 00 

186 Plantagenet 29 00 

187 Royal Canadian 39 75 

189 Filius Viduse 18 00 

190 Belmont 20 50 

192 Orillia 76 25 

193 Scotland 33 24 

194 Petrolia 64 75 

195 The Tuscan 68 75 

196 Madawaska 39 50 

197 Saugeen 32 25 

198 White Oak 58 75 

200 St. Albans 83 25 

201 Leeds 66 75 

202 Mount Royal 38 75 

203 Irvine 94 75 

205 New Dominion 82 75 

206 North Gower 10 00 

207 Lancaster 52 58 

209 Evergreen 42 50 

210 Hawkesbury 42 00 

211 Broome Lake 9 75 

212 E ysian 46 25 

213 Dominion 21 25 

214 Craig 45 75 

215 Lake 16 75 

216 Harris 5S 25 

217 Frederick 56 25 

218 Stevenson 28 75 

219 Credit 41 50 

220 Zeredatha 32 50 

221 Mountain 83 00 

222 Marmora 21 42 



NAMES OF LODGES. 

223 Norwood 15 25 

224 Zurich 12 

226 Mount Moriab 46 SO 

227 Sutton 6 75 

228 Prince Arthur 56 DO 

229 Ionic 85 50 

230 Kerr 39 DO 

231 Lodge of Fidelity 14 75 

232 Cameron 26 50 

233 Doric 62 75 

234 Beaver 40 94 

235 Aldworth 27 09 

236 Manitoba 38 75 

237 Vienna 27 50 

238 Havelock 20 75 

239 Tweed 20 45 

240 Prince Rupert 71 DO 

242 Macoy 35 75 

243 St. George 29 SO 

244 Lisgar 57 00 

245 Tecumseh 76 50 

246 U. of Strict Observance , . 17 25 

247 Ashlar 16 73 

248 Eureka 34 00 

249 Caledonian 46 75 

250 Thistle 53 50 

253 Miuden 89 00 

254 Clifton 36 25 

255 Sydenham 44 25 

256 Fiirran's Point 2122 

257 Gait 87 79 

258 Guelph 20 50 

259 Springfield S3 60 

261) Washington 28 50 

261 Oak Branch 32 00 

262 Harriston 13 75 

263 Forest 33 00 

264 Ohaudiere 49 50 

265 Patterson 43 00 

266 Northern Light 42 50 

267 Parthenon 80 50 

268 Verulam 47 50 

269 Brougham Union 34 50 

270 Cedar 90 25 

271 Wellington 33 50 

274 Kent 30 00 

275 Pontiac 38 93 

276 Teeswater 20 00 

277 Seymour 59 D« 

278 Mystic 38 00 

279 New Hope 48 00 

280 Mount Sinai 30 00 

281 Thorne 32 00 

282 Lome 25 00 

283 Eureka 30 00 

284 St. John's 30 00 

U.D.Wingham 20 00 

" Shuniah 20 00 

" Doric 20 00 

" Leamington 20 00 

" Dufferin 20 00 

Constitutions and P. Pro 11 60 

R. W. Bro. E. C. Flint 6 0O 

" " R. M. Willson 2 00 

" " A. B. Petrie 2 00 

Total $11,693 55 



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534 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

SUSPENSIONS.— Unmasonic Conduct. 

No. 35. St John's I^odge, Gayuga, Ont. 

Thomas Bridger. 
No. 42. Si. George's Lodge, London, Ont. 

Israel B. Cornwall. 
No. 61. Acacia Lodge, Hamilton, Ont. 

Charles C. Baird. 
No. 64. Kilwinning Lodge, London, Ont. 

Ebenezer Zeal. 
No. 82. St. John's Lodge, Pari?, Ont. 

Lewis Mans. 
No. 139. Lebanon Lodge, Oshawa, Ont. 

Robt, Goodchild. 
No. 144. Tecumseh Lodge, Stratford, Ont. 

H. C. McCoy, D. E. K. Stewart. 
No. 151. The Grand River Lodge, Berlin, Ont. 

John A. Mackie. 
No. 162. Forest Lodge, Wroxeter, Ont. 

Charles T. Scott. 
No. 170. Britannia Lodge, Seafcrth, Ont. 

Thomas K. Anderson. 
No. 210. Haivkesbury Lodge, Llawkesbury, Ont. 

Robert McFarlane. 

No. 213. Dominion Lodge, Ridgeway, Ont. 

John W. Lee. 
No. 219. Credit Lodge, Georgetown, Out. 

George Ellis. 
No. 226. Mount Moriali Lodge, Montreal, Que. 

John Gondie. 
No. 2G8. Verulam Lodge, Bobcaygeon, Onl. 

Ralph Switzer. 



SUSPENSIONS— Non-payment op Dues. 



No. 5. Sussex Lodge, Brockville, Ont. 

R. G. Leckise, A. C. Duna, James Coleman, G. R. Griffin, 
Robt. Whitehead, H. C. Jones, Henry Laishley, II. Griffin, 
L. Turner. 
No. 9. Union Lodge, Napanee, Ont. 

James R. Spencer, A. Z. Valleau, G. D. Solmes, Rev. J. B. 
Aylsworth, N. F. Perry, W. W. Davey, A. S. Bristol. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 535 

No. 16. St. Andrew's Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

James E. Thompson, P. K. Sanderson, James White, Alex. 
Hartill, L. P. Sherwood. 

No. 17. St. John's Lodge, Cobourg, Ont. 

A. B. Culver. 
No. 18. Prince Edicard's Lodge, Picion, Ont. 

J. H. Simpson, Geo. A. Simpson, S. P. Werden. 
No. 19. St. Georges Lodge, Montreal, Que. 

C. Fitts, W. B. Bowie, S. S. Reed, Joseph Smith, M. W. Avery. 
No* 20. St. John's Lodge, London, Ont. 

H. Beltz, Thomas Evans, James "Wehster. 

No. 25. Tonic Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

Lewis J. Gordon, Wm. L. Smart, TVm. H. Hughes. 
No. 27.. Strict Observance Lodge, Hamilton, Ont. 

R. Pike. 
No. 29. United Lodge, Brighton, Ont. 

J. H. Sanford, J. Butler. 
No. 32. Amity Lodge, Dunnville, Ont. 

James Campbell, Nicholas Hopkins. 
No. 33. Goderich Lodge, Goderich, Ont. 

James Lomas. 
No. 37. King Hiram Lodge, Lngersoll, Ont. 

W. S. King, W. Harris, D. H. Carroll, G. E. Perkins, Joseph M- 
Dutton. 

No. 41. St. George's Lodge, King*ville, Ont. 

Alphonzo Haynes. 
No. 43. King Solomoti's Lodge, Woodstock, Ont. 

N. H. Bartley, W. T. T. Meggs, S. Tree, G. B. Matheson. 

No. 46. Wellington Lodge, Chatham, Ont. 

James Fullerton, Walter Patterson, Richard Brayne. 
No. 59. Crionthian Lodge, Ottawa, Ont. 

James F. Wolfe. 
No. 62. St. Andrew's Lodge, Caledonia, Ont. 

C. D. Potts, William Little, C. Little, H. J. Ince, S. Hewitt, 
John Doyle. 
No. 68. St. John's Lodge, lngersoll, Ont. 

J. S. Draper, J. Tune. 
No. 73. St. James' Lodge, St. JIary's, Ont. 

Thos Marlatt, G. H. Marlatt, Duncan Miller, Geo. Humphrey. 
No. 75. St. John's Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

J. Drynan, J. W. Hetherington, T. M. Pringle, D. E. Norton 
J. B. Thornton. 



536 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 76. Oxford Lodge, Woodstock, Ont. 

H. De Blaquiere, J. H. Brown, W. Lovering, Thos. McCallum, 
D. K. Perry, J. H. Schooley, James Callum. 

No. 77. Faithful Brethren Lodge, Lindsay, Ont. 

D. McNaughton, Wm. Margach. 
No. 83. Beaver Lodge, Strathroy. 

Neil Morrison, J. McYicar, James Donnelly. 
No. 85. Rising Sun Lodge, Farmersville, On'.. 

Elisha Wiltse, Arza Wiltse, Thaddeus W. H. Leavitt. 
No. 86. Wilson Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

John Pearcy, T. Robinson. 
No. 87. Markham Union Lodge, Markham, Ont. 

T. White, K. Armstrong, E. Burton, D. Gilchrist, W. Button. 
No. 90. Manito Lodge, Collingwood, Ont. 

J. Metzker, T. P. Wolfe, S. A. Briggs. 
No. 91. Colborne Lodge, Colborne, Ont. 

W. A. Sills, A. T. Dorland. 
No. 93. Northern Light Lodge, Kincardine, Ont. 

Alexander Mann, Joseph Walker. 
No, 9-1. St. Mark's Lodge, Fort Stanley, Ont. 

James Durdle, J. Wilson, W. Burgess, W. A. Ferns. 
No. 99. Tuscan Lodge, Newmarket, Ont. 

E. C. Campbell, Henry Thompson, D. L. McKenzie. 
No. 103. Maple Leaf Lodge, St. Catharines, Ont. 

T. B. Marshall, H. Garden, W. H. Fletcher, M. Roberts, J. Vine 
W. Thomson, H. Lawe, William Smith. 

No. 104. St. John's Lodge, Norwichville, Ont. 

William Coker. 
No. 110. Central Lodge, Prescolt, Ont. 

L. V. Loomis, John Lang, Jeff. Baker, J. V. Miller, J. K. Weir, 
R. C. Graves. 
No. 116. Cassia Lodge, Widder, On'. 

Daniel Clunas, Thomas Conlin, S. Mott. 
No. 120. Warren Lodge, Fingal, Ont. 

J. Thorn, James Burch. 
No. 126. Golden Rule Lodge, Campbellsford, Ont. 

J. W. Lindsay, G. W. Lindsay. 
No. 129. The Rising Sun Lodge, Aurora, Ont. 

James Workman, Alfred Graham, Samuel Harris, Jas. Gilchrist, 
T. G. Ransom. 

No. 131. St. Lawrence Lodge, Southampton, Ont. 

Neil A. Ray, Peter McKellar, David Dick. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTERAL. 5873. 537 

No. 133. Lebanon Forest Lodge, Exeter, Ont. 

Robert Mills. 

No. 136. Richardson Lodge, Slouffville, Ont. 

W. Bertram, S. L. Freel, F. Chinn, Geo. Pringle, Jas. Brunskill. 
No. 137. Pythagoras Lodge, Meaford, Ont. 

Thomas Andrews, J. Casey, J. McCallum. 
No. 140. Malahide Lodge, Aylmer, Ont. 

Thomas Durand, K. Gregory, L. King, Oliver Cruse, J. C. Lee, 
R. H. Maw. 

No. 144. Tecumseh Lodge, Stratford, Ont. 

Robert Monteith, Wm. Morlock, A. Kennedy, D. M. White. 
No. 151. The Grand River Lodge, Berlin, Ont. 

Wm. Piatt, Wm.'A, Bookers, John Haugh. 
No. 162 Forest Lodge, Wroxeler, Ont. 

Robert J. Sloan, John Sanderson. 
No. 166. Wentworth Lodge, Stoney Creek, Ont. 

James Hoose. 
No. 177. The Builders Lodge, Ottawa, Out. 

David Russell, Edwin H. Bernard. 
No. 187. Royal Canadian Ljodge, Sweetsburg, Que. 

H. W. Bunker. 
No. 194. Fetrolia Lodge, Petrolic, Ont. 

Thomas Clements. 
No. 195. The Tuscan Lodge, London, Ont. 

R. S. T. Davidson. 
No. 200. St. Albau's Lodge, Mount Forest, Ont. 

W. A. Proctor. 

No. 203. Lrvine Lodge, Flora, Ont. 

H. McLaughlin, D. Dickson. Bobert Findlay. 

No. 205. New Dominicn Lodge, New Llamburg, Ont. 

George Allen. 

No. 218. Stevenson Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

John Walker, Arthur Hamilton. 

No. 234. Beaver Lodge, Clarksburg, Ont. 

Thomas Andrews. 

No. 247. Ashlar Lodge, Yorkville, Ont. 

R. Cruickshank, C. F. Damoreau, C. T. Hurrell, W. Hurrell 
H. H. Hewith. 

No. 258. Guelph Lodge, Guelph, Ont. 

J. B. Thornton. 



538 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

KESTORATIOXS. 



No. 2. Niagara Lodge, Niagara, Ont. 

Andrew Putman, T. N. Ball. 
No. 7. Union Lodge, Grimsby, Ont. 

Kobert Skeppard. 
No. 17. St. John's Lodge, Cobourg, Ont. 

Charles C. Moore. 
No. 22. King Solomon's Lodge, Toronto, Ont. 

Daniel Lawrence. 
No. 26. Ontario Lodge, Port Hope, Ont. 

W. J. Wallace. 
No. 30. Composite Lodge, Whitby, Ont. 

George Yule, James A. Campbell, Thomas W. Clegg 
No. 34. Thistle Lodge, Amherstburgh, Ont. 

Thomas H. Brush. 
No. 39. Mount Zion Lodge, Brooklin, Ont. 

William A. Kester. 
No. 44. St. Thomas Lodge, St. Thomas, Ont. 

John llowland. 
No. 46. Wellington Lodge, Chatham, Ont. 

Joseph Bell, Ottis Ingals. 

No. 62. St. Andrew's Lodge, Caledonia, Ont. 

James Saywright. 
No. 78. King Hiram Lodge, Tilsonbitrg, Ont. 

Jacob Glover. 

No. 82. St. John's Lodge, Paris, Ont. 

John D. Gillespie. 
No. 84. Clinton Lodge, Clinton, Ont. 

Orrin S. Doan, John Clarke. 
No. 94. St. Mark's Lodge, Port Stanley, On', 

John Boswick, James Edgcombe. 
No. 107. St. Paul's Lodge, Lambeth, Ont. 

Alexander Ferguson. 
No. 113. Wilson Lodge, Water/or d, Ont. ' 

Edwin Lee Heath. 
No. 119. Maple Leaf Lodge, Bath, Ont. 

Thomas Aishton. 
No. 121. Doric Lodge, Brantfoid, Ont. 

Joseph Syril. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 539 

No. 122. Renfrew Lodge, Renfrew, Ont. 

John Munroe. 

No. 129. The Rising Sun Lodge, Aurora, Ont. 

John W. Clift. 
No. 131. St. Lawrence Lodge, Southampton, Ont. 

Alexander E. Belcher, John McLean, Richard A. Drake. 
No. 135. St. Clair Lodge, Milton, Ont. 

Isaac Burkholder. 

No. 148. Civil Service Lodge, Ottawa, On'. 

Henry S. Garrett. 
No. 153. Burns Lodge, Wyoming, Ont. 

Duncan McDonald. 
No. 158. Alexandra Lodge, Oil Spring*, Ont 

John Cameron, Hugh Currie, John Kemp. 

No. 111. Prince of Wales Lodge, lona. 

John Cascadden. 
No. 179. Bothwell Lodge, Bothuell, Ont. 

James Saywright, Joseph Swalwell, A. M. Fleming. 
No. -190. Belmont Lodge, Belmont, Ont. 

J. B. Campbell. 
No. 194. Petrolia Lodge, Petrolia, Ont. 

H. H. Hunt. 
No. 210. Hawkcsbury Lodge, Llawkesbary, Ont. 

E. S. Park. 
No. 242. Macoy Lodge, Escoit Front, Ont. 

William Cornwall. 



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1872 

. 1872 




Thomas McConkey 








Edwin T. Bown 








James B. Ronnds 











EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 541 



E-S. 



NAMES. 



John K. Clare 

A. R. Yule 

W. S. Walter 

John Marwick 

B. Hazlehurst 

Alfred Taylor 

John Birdsell 

Wra. Parney 

John McCurrich 

Jesse Tripp 

W. J. Eoughner 

Charles Austin 

Walter Plummer 

James McA dam 

Daniel McKenzie 

John B. McLennan .. 

Robert Clongh 

Leonard Msrdea 

J. Stopellben 

S. S. Finden 

K. J. C. Abbott 

G. H. Herrick 

C. P. Bliss 

B. Powell 

Thos. Jacques 

David Brownlee 

Wm. n. Paton 

Wm. Bassett 

Fred. Keist 

Dorset P. Beattie .... 
Andrew Henderson... 

J. H. Carpenter 

Moses Betts 

Harvey Doan 

Henry Gough 

J. B. Rounds 

John Drummond 

John L. Lick 

Wm. Halstead 

Joneph Cornick 

Andrew Moffatt 

C. E. Ostrander 

Thompson Wilson 

Wm. Shaw, jr 

John Reid McVicar. . 

Michael Moddler 

Richard U. Newman. 

John M. Brown 

Edward T. Roberts... 

John Ritchie 

John A. McFarland.. 

J. T. Easran 

Edward Utting 

Richard W. Pitt 

John Little 

George W. Webster.. 

A. McL. Taws 

J. W. Colwell 

Samuel C. Field 

Edward B. Gibson . . . 

Jessie Bigelow 

Jesse Tripp 

Thomas Buttery 

F. Chapman 

M. T. Quirk 

James Kelly 

John Hortop 

G. A. Stevenson 



NO. 



LODGE. 



110 Central . . 
112 MaitlaDd. 



113 Wilson 



115 Ivy 

lit! Ca-sia .. 
120 Warren 

-121 Doric... 



122 Renfrew 

123 The Belleville 

125 Cornwall 

180 Golden Rule . . 
136 Richardson . . . 



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(■149 Erie 

150 Hastings 

155 Peterborough . 

157 Simpson 

158 Alexandria 

168 Browne 

165 Burlington. . . . 

166 Wentworth .. . 
168 Merrilt 

176 Spartan 

177 The Builders'. 

178 Plattsville 

-jl79 Both well.. ... 

181 Oriental 

185 Enniskillen . . 

j-192 Orillia 

195 The Tuscan . . 

196 Madawaska . . . 

197 Sauseen 

'201 Leeds 

203 Irvine 

210 Hawkesbury .. 

221 Mountain 

226 Mount Moriah 
228 Prince Arthur 

230 Kerr 

231 Lodge of Fidelity 
240 Prince Rupert's 

242 McCoy 

245 Tecumseh 

248 Eureka 

256 Farran"s Point. . 

263 Forest 

265 Patterson 

2C6 Northern Light. 

267 Parthenon 

277 Seymour 

279 New Hope 

2S0 Mount Sinai 



DATE. 



£ January 30 1873 

{ April 3 1872 

( JuneS 1873 

| August 16 1872 

"I March 17 1873 

( October 1 ....1872 

-' March 28.... 1873 

( May 26 '• 

November28 1872 

February 10 1873 

December 29 1872 

( September 17 " 

"( Januarys 1873 

January 31 " 

June3 "- 

February 4 " 

June 25 " 

f January 15 1872 

| June " 

-i May 20 " 

I August 30 " 

L November 21 " 

t July 19 " 

") October 25 " 

October 5 " 

Slay 14 1873 

May 19 1873 

March 15 " 

August 16 1S72 

April 23! '.'.'.'.'. '.'.'.'.'. 1873 

March 24 " 

May 16 " 

December 20 1872 

( March 7 1873 

/ 

October 2 1872 

July 10 " 

c January 23 1S73 

I November 8 1872 

October 20 " 

October 12 " 

November 1879 

March 9 1873 

( December 8 1872 

April 9 1S73 

( May 19 •' 

February 23 " 

March 18 " 

August S 1S72 

April 11 " 

February 21 1S73 

February 7 " 

( March 22 •' 

"I April 30 " 

January 23 " 

February 4 " 

July 20 1872 

February 10 1873 

December 20. . ... .1872 

May 5 1873 

March 13 " 

May 11 " 

June 23 " 



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EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5513. 547 

LIST OF GRAND OFFICERS FOR 1873^. 



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Bro. W. M. Wilson, Simcoe, Grand Master. 
" Thos. White, Jr., Montreal, Deputy Grand Master 
" T. C. Macnabb, Chatham, D. D. G. M., St. Clair 



District. 



London 

Wilson 

Huron 

Wellington 

Hamilton 

Niagara 

Toronto 

Ontario 

Prince Edward 

St. Lawrence 

Ottawa 

Montreal 

Bedford 

Province Manitoba. 



D. B. Burch, London, 
W. S. Martin, Paris, 
John E. Harding, St. Mary's, 
W. S. Burnett, Gait, 
J. J. Mason, Hamilton, 
Eobert Kemp, Beamsville, 
Henry Robertson, Collingwood, 
J. B. Trayes, Port Hope, 
F. Richardson, Napanee, 
James Reynolds, Prescott, 
Wm. Mostyn, Almonte, 
Wm. Nivin, Montreal, 
Geo. H. Wilkinson, St. Johns', 
Wm. N. Kennedy, Winnipeg, 

Benjamin E. Charlton, Hamilton, Grand Senior Warden. 
Fred. Mudge, Whitby, Grand Junior Warden. 
Rev. G. M. Innes, London, Grand Chaplain. 
Henry Groff, Simcoe, Grand Treasurer. 
John Nettleton, Collingwood, Grand Registrar. 
Thos. B. Harris, Hamilton, Grand Secretary. 
William Supple, Pembroke, Grand Senior Deacon. 
A. D. Stevens, Dunham, Grand Junior Deacon. 
James W. Digby, Brantford, Grand Superintendent of Works. 
N. Gordon Bigelow, Toronto, Grand Director of Ceremonies. 
Hugh Murray, Hamilton, Assistant Grand Secretary. 
John Midgley, St. Thomas, Asst. Grand Dir. of Ceremonies. 
John Kennedy, Peterboro', Grand Sword Bearer. 
St. John Hyttenrauch, Paris, Grand Organist. 
C. A. Sippi, London, Assistant Grand Organist. 
John L. Dixon, Toronto, Grand Tyler. 



John Cavers, Gait. 
R. D. Booth, Bowruanville, 
D. McG. Malloch, Clinton, 
S.H. M'Kitrick, Or'ngeville 
Robert Douglas, Perth, 
G. B. Reeve, Parkhill 
W. D. Hepburn, Guelph 
Ed. Allworth, Kingsville, 
John McLean, Montreal, 
A. R. Boswell, Toronto, 
John Hoshal, Cayuga, 
S. L. Bedson, Fort Garry, 



}• Grand Stewards. 



54:8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

B0A11D OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 1873-1. 



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PRESIDENT : 
Bro. Thos. White, Jr., Deputy Grand Master, Montreal, P. Q. 

VICE-PRESIDENT : 
Bro. Henry Maepherson, P. G. S. W., Owen Sound, Ont. 

OFFICERS OF GRAND LODGE— [BY VIRTUE OF OFFICE.] 

Bro W M. Wilson, Grand Master, Simcoe. 

« Thos. White, Jr., Deputy » " Montreal, Q. 

« B E Charlton, " Senior Warden, Hamilton. 

« Fred. Mudge, " Junior « Whitby. 

PAST GRAND MASTERS— [BY VIRTUE OF OFFICE.] 

.Bro. T. Douglas Harington, P. G. M., Ottawa. 
" W. B. Simpson, P. G. M., Montreal, Q. 

« A A. Stevenson, P. G. M., Montreal, Q. 

« James Seymour, P. G. M., St. Catharines. 

« A. Bernard, P. G. M., Montreal, Q. 



DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 



Bro.Thomas C. Macnabb, 

" D. B. Burch, 

" W. S. Martin, 

» John E. Harding, 

« W.S. Burnett, 

•< J. J. Mason, 

« Rohert Kemp, 

•< Henry Robertson, 

« J. B. Trayes, 

« F. Richardson, 

« James Reynolds, 

« William Wostyn, 

« William Nivin, 

" G. H. Wilkinson, 

« William N. Kennedy, 



Chatham, 

London, 

Paris, 

St Mary's, 

Gait, 

Hamilton, 

Beamsville, 

Collingwood, 

Port Hope, 

Napanee, 

Prescott, 

Almonte, 

Montreal, 

St. Johns, 

Winnipeg, 



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ELECTED BY GRAND LODGE. 

Bro. Henry Maepherson, P. G. S. W, Owen Sound, Ontario. 
« Daniel Spry, P. G. R., 
« P. J. Brown, P. D. D. G. M., 
« Otto Klotz, P. D. D. G. M., 
« William McCabe, P. D. D. G. M., 
« Fred. J. Menet, P. M., 



Toronto, 

Ingersoll, 

Preston, 

Toronto, 

Toronto, 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION. MONTREAL 5ST3. 549 

BOARD OP GENERAL PURPOSES— [CONTINUED.] 

E. W. Bro.W. H. Wcller, P. D. D. G. M., 
" " " James Bain, P. G. S. W., 
" " " Dr. Kincaid, P. D. D. G. M., 
" <; " S. B. Harraan, P. D. D. G. M., 

APPOINTED BY THE GRAND MASTER. 

B. W. Bro. AUan McLean, P. G. S. W., 

<: " " J. Urquhart, Jr., P. D. D. G. M., 

V. W. Bro. James Gibson, P. G. Dir. of Cir., 
E. " " C. D. Maaionnell, P. D. D. G. M., 

" " " B. P. Stephens, P. G. J. W., 

" " " John W. Murton, P. G. S. W., 
V. " " W.E. White, P. G. Steward,' 
B. « " F. Westlake, P. D. D. G. M., 

" " " A. S. Kirk patrick, P. G. S. W., 

" « " John E. Brooke, P. D. D. G. M., 



Cobourg, 
Toronto, 


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Ingersoll, 


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Montreal, 


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REPRESENTATIVES. 

FROM THE GR.\ND LODGE OF CANADA. 
B. W. Bro. The Eight Hon. Lord DeTably, 

In the United Grand Lodge of England. 
'■■ " " Jc>mes Yokes Mackey, « Ireland. ' 

" « ' Liodsay JJackersy, « Scotland 

« " » Henry W. Turner, « New York 

« « " Jaciato DeCastro, m St. Domingo 

« " « Andrew Kerr Mackmley, « Nova Scotia ' 

" " " E.T.Crr, , Kansag 

III. » Hr. Fane. DeraulaEomas, Grand Orient of Brazil. 

" J. M. hamper Aug laao, « New Grenada 

" Antonio M. Mollejas, « Venezuela. 

" " Joas Caetano D'Almeida, •< Portugal. 

" Luis Goa Pi>, 33', » Mexico. ' 

" " Francesco DeLuca " Italy 

" u A. M. Medina, « Chili. 

''■ " Laurentino Ximenez, 33° « Uruguay 

E. W. Bro. Geo. S. Blackie, 32°, M. D., Grand Lodge of Tennessee 
« « « John V.Ellis, « New Brunswick. 

" " " Samuel C. Perkins, « Pennsylvania. 

" « " George Frank Gouley, « Missouri. 

M. " « Henry B. Cannon, « New Jersey. 

B. " " B C.Jordan, « Nebraska. 



550 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 
REPRESENTATIVES— [CONTINUED.] 



K. W. Bro.William S. Fish, 



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II If 

M. " 
111. 



Thomas W. Chubbuck, 
Charles Kakn, 
William H. Tuller, 
W. M. Washburne, 
Harvey G. Hazelrigg, 
— Caubet, 



a Connecticut. 

.< Nevada. 

« Wisconsin, 

ii Georgia. 

ii Ohio. 

ii Indiana. 
Grand Orient of France. 



REPRESENTATIVES 
:n the grand lodge of Canada. 
E W Bro Sir John A. Macdonald, K. C. B., 

From the Grand Lodge of England. 



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Kivas Tully, " 

Thomas B. Harris, " 
Jas. A. Henderson, u 
T". D. Harington, " 
Wm. Mercer Wilson, « 



Ireland. 
Scotland. 
Kansas. 
New York. 
Nova Scotia. 
Grand Orient of St. Domingo. 



Thomas B. Harris, fr.mthe Grand Orient of Portugal 

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« A. A. Stevenson, 

ii Henry Macpherson, 

« A. Bernard, 

ii W. B. Simpson, 

« Eev. V. Clementi, 

« J. K. Kerr, 

" Thomas B. Harris. 

" T. D. Harington, 

ii E Eamsay, 

« Thomas B Harris, 

(: A Bernard, 

" Thomas White, Jr., 

« Thomas B. Harris, 

« A. A. Stevenson, 

i' A. A. Stevenson, 

<i W. M. Wilson, 

" A. Bernard, 

« E. Eamsay, 

« David McLellan, 

" James Seymour, 

ii Thos. White, Jr., 

ii W. M. Wilson, 

" Hugh A. Mackay, 

« W. H. Frazer, 



Brazil. 

ii Uruguay. 

ii New Grenada. 

ii Italy. 

ii Chili. 

Grand Lodge of Texas. 

ii Tennessee. 

ii Pennsylvania. 

it Nebraska. 

:i Missouri. 

ii New Jersey. 

i: Nevada. 

ii Oregon. 

ii Connecticut. 

ii Minnesota. 

a Kentucky. 

it New Brunswick. 

ii Ohio. 

i' Georgia. 

ii Mississippi. 

Grand Orient of France. 

n Central America. 

Grand Lodge of Michigan. 

ii Wisconsin. 



EIGHTEENTH ANN- COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 58T3. 551 

SYNOPSIS OF THE RETURNS OF LODGES, 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 21TII JUNE, 1S73. 



Lodges marked thus (i) have made 


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552 



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Synopsis of t>ie Return* of Lodges for the year ending 24th June. 1873.— Continued- 



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... 57 




.. .. 86 




.. .. 66 


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■ 117 




.. .. 57 


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Peterborough 13 

Norwichville 1 


.. .. 49 


1 8 .. 
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. . . 103 
.. .. 27 


105 St Mark's 


.. .. 74 


107 St. Paul's 


.. ..49 




.. 1 59 




.. .. 2o 
.. .. 42 


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124 t.Mont'l Kilwinnin, 

125 tCnrnwall 

126 Golden Rule 






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EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 553 



Synopsis of the Returns of Lodges for the year ending ' 


4th June, 187 


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135 St. Clair 


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141 Tudor 

142 tExeelsior 




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70 


143 Friendly Brothers.. 




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144 Tecumseh 


Stratford 


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145 J. B. Hall 




96 


146 Prince of Wales 




59 


147 Mississippi 




an 


148 Civil Service 




50 






51 


150 Hastings 




3f» 


151 The Grand River... 

152 tularenceville 


Clarenceville, Q 


69 
4S 




Lucan 


37 


155 Peterborough 


Peterborough 


45 






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4» 


160 tQuebec Garrison. . 


Richmond, O 


17 
41 


1G2 Forest 

103 Browne 


Wroxeter 


32 

so 


164 Star in the East 


Wellington 


45 




Wellington Square.. 
Weiland. 




166 Wentworlh 

167 t Royal Albert 

163 Merritt 


cO 

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169 Macnab 




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4 
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2 

6 
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9 

3 

12 


3 
1 

4 

2 
6 

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38 




68 


175 tSt. John's 




51 




35 


177 The Builders' 

178 Plattsville 


Ottawa 

Plattsville 


72 
A3 


179 Bothwell 

180 Speed 


Bothwell 

Port Bnrwell 

Prince Albert 

Lucknow 

York 


51 


181 Oriental 

182 tTuscan 


58 


ia3 Prince Albert 

184 Old Light 


57 

4<> 


l85Enniskillen 


41 


186 Plantagenet 




26 

49 


187 Royal Canadian 

183 t Ascot 


Adolphustown 


1S9 Filius Viduus 

190 Belmont 


27 
42 

w 


191 tAshlar 

192 Orillia 



554 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



Synopsis of the Returns of Lodges for the year ending 24th June, 187S 


■—Continued, 


LODGE. 


WHEEE HELD. 







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8 

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10 
6 
6 

11 
8 
3 
9 

4 

1 

8 
10 
9 
2 
7 
8 

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6 

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35 
8 
18 

6 
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9 
8 
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11 

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8 

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s 

16 


8 
8 
2 
10 

5 

7 

11 
13 

i 

4 

2 

11 
10 
13 

I 
18 

4 
6 
2 

34 

6 

10 
5 
1 

1 
4 

4 
1 
3 
8 
S 
4 
5 
1! 
6 
6 
3 
5 

2 
14 

90 

li 
4 

4 

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7 
7 

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5 
6 
4 
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9 
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134 Petrolia 




-1 






44 






43 






na 




Oakville 


64 


199 iFrelighsburg 

200 St. Albans 


Mount Forest 


57 


201 Leeds 


73 


203 Monnt Royal 

203 Irvine 




4fi 


Elora 


RR 


204 tDoric 


2 


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205 New Dominion 

207 Lancaster 

208 tChateauaruav 

209 \ St John's 


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212 E ysian 




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45 




50 






31 


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Ameliasburg 

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Delhi 


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60 
34 


218 Stevenson 

219 Credit 


Georgetown 


109 
61 




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45 


227 Sntton 

228 Prince Arthur 

289 Ionic 


Sutton Flatts, Q 
Odessa 


25 

34 

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231 L< dse of Fidelity .. 




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243 St. George 


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246 U. of St. Observance 
248 Enreka .... 


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250 Thistle 








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252 tThe International. 


North Pembina. M.. 


9 

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S54 Clifton 




45 


25C Farran's Point 


Dresden ... 


31 
36 



EIGHTEENTH ANN. COMMUNICATION, MONTREAL, 5873. 555 



Synopsis of the Returns of Lodges for the 


year ending 


24th Jnne, 1873- 


- 


3on tinned. 


LODGE. 


WHERE HELD. 


a 
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So 

c 


si 

a 

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s 


c 
a 
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5 



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3 


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1 


257 Gait fialt. 


3 
15 
13 

2 
11 
17 

5 
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7 

4 

30 
28 


15 
14 
3 
10 
13 

i; 

24 
6 
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32 
25 


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2 
2 
2 












45 








1 








54 


259 Springfield 


If 

5 
8 
9 

18 
6 
10 
31 
15 


1 
1 
1 

4 

"2 
1 
2 










40 














30 


201 Oak Branch . . 
















26 


262 Harriston 
















•;.-) 


263 Forest 


Forest 




1 










20 






54 


266 Northern Light 




2 



1 


1 
1 
1 










26 
30 








1 
1 






79 


268 Verulatn 




40 

20 






10 
6 
6 


8 

6 

12 


13 

"ii 


10 
2 














41 
















17 
















21 


273 +01iye Branch 


West Shefford, Q.. 














7 


274 Kent 




17 
11 

8 
13 

(i 
10 
32 

5 
10 

6 
11 

4 
10 


1 

9 
14 
4 
8 
8 
5 
6 
6 

2 
8 


8 
5 

"ii 

4 
7 
4 
4 

6 

5 

8 
















30 




Onslow. Q 


4 
1 
3 

" 6 
3 
1 
3 


1 












20 
















20 


378 Mystic 


Port Dalhousie 


'"4 

'i 
'2 


1 










33 
19 


279 New Hope 




1 

1 










20 




Holland Landing .. 










41 


2S1 Thome 






. 




15 














27 


ES3 Eureka 










i» 


284 St. John's 


Allieton 














IS 




I 














16 


28G Wingham .... 


Wingliain 

Pr. Arthur's Land's 














20 


2S7 tShuniah 














13 


288 Aii't Landmark 


14 
5 

I 


io! 

4 
6 

7 


5 
2 

3 

6 


7 
1 












S3 


2S9 Doric T.nhn 


1 












30 




West Flamboro . . 












2S 




1 














16 


292 Eobertson 














11 


298 TheR.Sol.Moth. 


Jerusalem.Pal'stine 






















20 




11 

i 


5 


2 


j 














21 




/ 












17 


296 Temple 

2117 Preston ' 






















S9 




















8 


298 Eddy 


Flail, Q 






















13 


299 Victoria 




i 




















9 


300 Mount Olivet . 


















1(1 


























14 


U.D.St. Davids 
























31 


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Blyth 






















s 






1S83 


1701, 


1562, 


SSI 


627 


135I 


182 


18 


1 


45 


13750 



556 GRAND LODGE OP CANADA. 

RECAPITULATION 

OF THE RETUB3S OF LODGES FOE THE YEAR EXDIXG 21TH JUNE, 1ST 
AS FAK AS HEARD Fr.031. 



Lodges organized and affiliated 303 

u extinct and dormant G 

|* under warrants 297 

" making no returns 17 

" working and making returns 280 

" represented in Grand Lodge 228 

Initiations reported , 1,883 

Passings « 1,704 

Raisings « 1,562 

Joinings '•' . • 384 

Restorations 45 

Resignations '•' 627 

Rejections " 37 

Deaths 135 

Suspensions for non-payment of dues 182 

" unniasonic conduct IS 

Expulsion 1 

Members in good standing 13,750 



Receipts from Lodges for the fiscal year ending 31st Dec, 

1872, for fees, dues, &c $11,693 55 

Masonic Asylum Fund, as reported 30tk June, 1873 6,193 66 

Assets of Grand Lodge, as per Grand Treasurer's statement 

to 30tk June, 1873 53,518 90 



EXPllSIO> BY GBAJfD LODGE, 

FOE UKXASOHIC CONDUCT : 

JOHN C. FRANCE, 
Lodge of Antiquity, Montreal, P. Q. 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS 1S73. 



Annual Comniunication, where held , , 317 

" " next place of meeting 409 

Accounts, Grand Secretary 512 

« " Treasurer 515 

Address of Grand Master on — 

Introduction 335 

Edict suspending friendly relations with Vermont 336 

Differences with Louisiana 338 

Interchange of Representatives, Wisconsin 33S 

Interchange of Representatives, Michigan and Costa Rica. . 339 
Official visitations, dedications, laying corner stones, &c. . . . 339 
Returns of unexpended surplus of subscription to Chicago fire 341 

Lodge Furniture destroyed by fire 341 

Dispensations issued 342 

Petitions for new lodges not granted 342 

Dispensations for new lodges granted 342 

Friendly relations with Illinois, interrupted 342 

Finances , 313 

Complaints, Plantagenet Lodge 343 

Reports on Condition of Freemasonry 343 

Acknowledgement of Address to H. R. Highness 344 

Obituary notices 344 

Petition for a Lodge at Jerusalem 34G 

Reference to Masonic Asylum Trust a ....... . 347 

Conclusion 348 

Appendix to Address, Warrant 349 

Announcement made by M. W. Bro. T. D. Harington, that he had 

sent back his Credentials 350 

Address of Grand Master, Special Communication 308 

Audit and Finance, reports on 380 392 

Accounts, current paid 382 

Asylum Trust, report on , 398 

Appointment of Grand Officers 509 

" of D. D. G. Masters 508 

" members Board of General Purposes 510 

Appeals and Grievances 406 385 

AtRest 540 



li. INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS, 1873. 

Board of General Purposes, Reports of, on — 

Annual report, Audit and Finance 381 

Grievances and Appeals 406 385 

Benevolence 410 383 

Constitution and Regulations 385 

Amity Lodge, No. 32 385 

Dalhousie Lodge, No. 52 386 

St. John's Ledge, No. 209a 386 

King Solomon's Lodge, No. 22 388 

Plantagenet Lodge, No. 186 390 

Lodge at Levuka, Fiji 390 

Denver Lodge, No. 5, Denver 390 

Grand Lodge of Nevada , 391 

Semi-annual Report 

Finance -.•••, > 392 

Investment Grand Lodge Funds 393 

On Warrants 507, 503 393 

On Condition of Masonry 394 

In reference to Denver Lodge, No. 5 396 

Grievances and Appeals 406 

Bro. Wm. Hawthorne , 406 

" Charles C. Baird 406 

" Isaac Bell 407 

" Thos. Clark 407 

" John A. Mackie , 407 

" Bro. G. Smith 407 

W. Bro. Logan and R. W. Bro. Barber 408 

On Grand Master's Address 501 

Corner Stone laid, New Masonic Hall, Hamilton 306 

Credentials, Committee of, adopted 334 

" M. W. Bro. T. D. Harington, returned 350 

Deputy Grand Master, election of 505 

District Deputy Grand Masters, nomination of 506 

" " installation of 508 

Deaths 540 

Expulsion , 556 

Finance and Audit, report on , 381 392 

Grand Lodge. 

Spceial Communication 305 

" " opened 306 

" " closed 314 

Annual Communication, opened 320 

" " closed 512 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS, 1873. ili. 

Gband Lodge — 

Annual Communication, Officers present 317 

" « " elected 505 

" " " appointed 509 

" " " installed 508 

" " " list of 547 

Grand Master's addresses 308 335 

Grievances and Appeals 385 406 

In Memoriam pages 540, 543, 545 

Investment of Grand Lodge Funds 393 

Letter read from Bro. John Sheville 380 

" " Sir John A. Macdonald 404 

" " H. A. Bruce, acknowledging address 404 

" Official circular, formation of Grand Orient of 

Hungary 497 

Lodges represented, special 30 6 

" annual 322 

List of Grand Officers 547 

" Representatives 549 

" Members Board of General Purposes 548 

" Subordinate Lodges 523 

Minutes confirmed, Annual Communication 335 

" « Special " 335 

Memorial pages 540, 543, 545 

Notices of Motion : 

To grant to the M. W. Grand Master $500 for expenses .... 404 

To transfer $3,000 to Benevolent Fund 404 

For holding the next Annual Communication at St. Cath- 

arinines, Belleville and London 404, 405 

To amend Book of Constitution,Art. 1 " of Dep. Grand Master," 408 
« « " Sec. 8 "Of Grand Lodge,".. 498 

" " " Sec. 2, « Of Hon. Members," 498 

«' " « "Of Fees" 50G 

" ' " " By subdividing Huron Dist. 506 

" " " " " Ontario " 506 

To move for a committee to subdivide Masonic Districts .... 506 

Present, Grand Officers 305, 317 

<< " Representatives 318 

" Past Grand Officers 319 

" Past Masters 320 

" Representatives of subordinate Lodges 322 

Presentation of Credentials of Representatives — 

" R. W. Bro. Thomas White, Jr., France 405 

" M. W. Bro. W. M. Wilson, Central America 405 



iv. INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS, 1 87 3. 

Presentation of Credentials of Representatives — 

" R. W. Bro. H. A. Mackay, Michigan 405 

" R. W. Bro. W. H. Frazer, Wisconsin 496 

Page, title 303 

Representatives, Grand Lodges 318 

" Subordinate Lodges, special 30G 

« " " annual 322 

Reports of Committees on — 

Credentials of Representatives 334, 500 

D. D. G. Master, St. Clair District 416 

" London i: 351 

" Wilson " 353 

" Huron " , 354 

« Wellington « 356 

« Hamilton " 359 

" Niagara " 361 

" Toronto " 366 

« Ontario " 367 

" Prince Edward " 371 

" St. Lawrence " 372 

" Ottawa « 374 

» Montreal " 377 

« Province of Manitoba 377 

Report of Scrutineers of ballot of members for Board of General 

Purposes 510 

Report of Board of General Purposes on— 

Audit and Finance, &c, annual 380 

(i " semi-annual 392 

Warrants 393, 503, 507 

Condition of Masonry 394 

Denver Loege 39S 

Grievances and appeals 385, 406 

Benevolence 383, 410 

Constitution and Regulations 385 

Grand Master's address 501 

Report of Masonic Asylum Trust 398 

Resolutions — 

To confirm minutes, &c., annual Communication, 1872 335 

To confirm minutes, special " " 335 

To refer address to Board of General Purposes 356 

To refer reports of D. D. G. M.s to Board of General Purposes 

without their being read 380, 356 

To receive annual report of Board. . . 392 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS, 1873. V. 

ReS0LUTIO2<:5 — 

To receive and adopt semi-annual report 393 

To receive and adopt report on warrants 394. 

To receive and adopt report on Condition of Masonry 39c 

To receive report in regard to Denver Lodge 397 

To receive report of Asylum Trust 403 

In regard to the election of Grand Officers 404 

To amend B. of C, Art. 1, " of Deputy Grand Master" — lost. . 405 
To amend Book of Constitution, Art. 1, " of Board of G. P.". 405 

To receive report of Board on Grievances and Appeals 408 

To adopt report of the Board in regard to Denver Lodge. . . 408 

To adopt annual report of Board ~lo;t 408 

Amendment to the adoption of report — lost . . 409 

Amendment to the amendment " 409 

To amend the B. of C, Art. ], "of District Deputy Grand 

Ji asters " — lost 409 

To determine the place for holding the next annual Commu- 
nication of Grand Lodge 469 

To receive report of Board on Benevolence 416 

To receive and print report on Foreign Correspondence.. .. 417 

To adopt report of Board on Benevolence 498 

To transfer §3,006 to Fund of Benevolence 498 

To leave correspondence in regard to the Grand Orient of 

Hungary with the Grand Master 498 

To appropriate annually $j00 for expenses of G. Master. . . . 499 

To adopt annual report of the Board 499 

In amendment, to strike out all that refers to the expulsion 

of R. W. Bro. Franck. Lost 499 

In amendment to the amendment, to refer the report back 

and to amend the same. LoH 499 

To sub-divide the Ontario District. Lost 500 

To receive and adopt report of Committee on Credentials. . . 500 
Deploring the continuance of the Quebec difficulties Lost. 500 
To receive report of the Board on Grand Master's Address. . 503 
To receive and adopt supplementary report on Warrants. .. 504 

To adopt report of the Board on address. Lost 504 

In amendment — to strike out all reference to the Masonic 

Asylum. Lost 504 

In amendment to the amendment, to defer the consideration 

of matters in reference to Masonic Asylum 504 

To adopt report, as amended 504 

To adopt so much of the Asylum Trust report as refers to 

the. augmentation of their number 50 

That a vote of thanks be tendered to the Montreal City 

Lodges 507 

That a vote of thanks be given to the Railway and Steam 

Boat Companies 507 

That a vote of thanks be tendered to the committee on 

Credentials . 507 

That a vote of thanks be tendered to the scrutineers of the 

ballot 507 

To receive and adopt supplementary report on warrants. . . . 509 

To remit fees Great Western Lodge, No. 47 509 

« "Prince Albeit " "183 509 

« Sutton " " 227 509 



vi. index to proceedings, 1873. 

Resolutions — 

To remit fees King Hiram Lodge, No. 37 509 

" St. John's " " 68 509 

Report of Committee on Foreign Correspondence — 

Introduction 418 

Alabama 419 

Arkansas 420 

British Columbia 422 

Brazil 477 

California 422 

Chili 480 

Colorado 424 

Connecticut 425 

Delaware 428 

District of Columbia 430 

Illinois 431 

Iowa 435 

Kansas 438 

Kentucky 438 

Louisiana 440 

Massachusetts 443 

Michigan 449 

Minnesota 451 

Mississippi 453 

Missouri 457 

Nebraska 461 

Nevada 462 

New Brunswick 462 

New Jersey 464 

New York 467 

North Carolina 468 

Nova Scotia 470 

Ohio 471 

Oregon 471 

Pennsylvania 472 

Rhode Island 473 

South Carolina 475 

Tennessee 476 

Texas 480 

Utah 482 

Vermont 483 

Virginia 485 

Washington 492 

West Virginia 493 

Wisconsin 495 

Conclusion 495 

Restorations 538 

Returns of Subordinate Lodges 551 

Recapitulation 556 

Special Communication. 305 

Scrutineers appointed 505 

Suspensions U. M. C 534 

" N. P. D 534 

Synopsis of returns to Grand Lodge 551 

Warrants, report on 393, 503, 507 



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