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Full text of "Proceedings: Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 1886"

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PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

GRAND LODGE 




gcient, Wpee ^ ftcc^pted Jl^asoijs 



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SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS 

Held at Smith's Falls on the 13th July A. L. 5885 : at Marmora 

on the 15th 'July, A. L. 5885 ; and at Jarv-is 

on the 1 8th June, 5886. 

ALSO AT THE 

Thirty-First Annual Communication 

HELD AT THE TOWN OF WINDSOR. 

ON THE 

14th and 15th July, R, D. IBBB. R L, 5BBE. 




ORDERED TO BE READ IN ALL LODGES AND PRESERVED. 



SPECTATOR. PRINTING COMPANY. 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



PROCEEDINGS 



At an Especial Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient 
Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, held at the Village of 
Smith's Falls, County of Lanark, on Monday the 13th day 
of July, A. D. 18S5, A. L. 5885. 



PRESENT 



R. W. Bro. AV. Rea, P. D. D. G. M., as Grand Master. 
" " D. A. Ferguson, as Deputy Grand Master. 



W. Johnston, 


as 


" Senior Warden. 


G. Brown, 


as 


" Junior " 


Rev. W. R. Dyre, as 
J. Shields, as 


" Chaplain. 
' Treasurer. 


S. Moag, 

C. A. Douglas, 


as 

as 


' Secretary. 

' Senior Deacon. 


D. Hogg, 


as 


' Junior " 


S. N. Percival, 


as ' 


' Dir. of Cer. 


J. W. Crate, 
T. JI. Johnston, 
J. D. Wallis, 


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' Asst.Di^r.ofCer. 
' Organist. 
' Pursuivant. 


J. Bell, 
A. Neilson, 


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' Tyler. 


J. G. Campbell, 
G. Findlay, 
W. J. Pink, 






B. ^Varren, 






J. A. Lindsay, 
A. Foster, 


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' Stewards. 


J. McCreary, 
J. Chapman, 
W. Corbett, 






D. McGregor, 






W. Hicks, 




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4 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

And three Worshipful Masters appointed to carry corn, wine 
and oil ; together with a number of brethren hailing from 
Ottawa, Perth, Smith's Falls and other places. 

The Grand Lodge having been opened in foryn at one 
o'clock p. m., R. W. Bro. Wm. Rea stated that he had been 
requested by the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, to per- 
form the ceremony of laying the corner stone of a new 
Methodist Church to be erected in Smith's Falls. 

A i)rocession was formed in accordance with the regulations 
laid down in the Book of Constitution, and proceeded to the 
site of the Church, when a halt was made and the ranks 
opened out and faced inwards, when the acting Grand Master, 
supported by the Grand Officers, passed to the corner where 
the stone was to be laid, where a platform had been erected 
for the Grand Officers and brethren. 

As soon as all had arrived an appropriate hymn was sung, 
the choir of the church leading. This was followed by Scrip- 
ture lesson and prayer by W. Bro. Rev. W. R, Dyre, acting 
Grand Chaplain. 

The acting Grand Secretary then read the following inscrip- 
tion : 

gg tlie ^atiof of ^Imiflljttj ©oil, 

ON THE 13TH DAY OF JULY, A. D. 1885, 

Of the era of Freemasonry 5885, and in the forty-ninth year of the reign 
of our beloved Sovereign 

^xxttM Utrtovta; 

His Excellency the MARQUIS OF LANSDOWNE, being Governor- 
General of the Dominion of Canada, 

The Honorable JOHN BEVERLY ROBINSON, Lieutenant-Governor 
of the Province of Ontario, 

James M. Clark, Esquire, Mayor of Smith's Falls, 

Hugh Murray, Esquire, Most Worshipful Grand Master, 

The Rev. LeRoy Hooker, President of the Montreal Conference, 

The Rev. Richard Whiting, Superintendent of District, 

• The Rev. Alfred McCann, Methodist Minister of Smith's Falls, 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, SMITH'S FALLS, 5885. 5 

J. R. Lavell, Joseph Moorhouse, and Samuel Garrett, Esquires, Building 
Committee. 

S. R. Badgley, Architect, and G. M. Gilmore, Contractor. 

^tft CtontPf Stont 

Of this Methodist Church was laid by Right Worshipful Bro. WILLIAM 
REA, ESQUIRE, Past D. D. G. M. Ottawa District, 

attended and assisted by an especial Grand Lodge of Free Masons of 

Canada, and various Lodges and Brethren, 

whom may God prosper. 

which was deposited in a glass bottle and placed in the cavity 
below the stone. In this bottle was also put copies of the 
Globe, Mail, Christian Guardian and Independent, and 50c., 
25c., IOC, 5c. and ic. pieces. 

As soon as the bottle was deposited in the cavity by the 
acting Grand Master, Miss Barnes stepped forward and in a 
few well put words gracefully presented to acting Grand Master 
Right Worshipful W. Rea, P. D. D. G. M., on behalf of the 
trustees, a beautiful silver trowel with which to perform the 
ceremony of laying the stone. On the trowel was the following 
inscription : 

Presented by the Methodist Church, Smith's Falls, 1885, to R. W. 
Bro. Wm. Rea, P. D. D. G. M. 

Right Worshipful Bro. W. Rea, P. D. D. G. M., in a few 

remarks thanked the lady making the presentation. 

The necessary mortar being laid, the acting Grand Master 
spread it' with the trowel and said : — " I spread this cement as 
an emblem of that cement of peace and good will which, I 
trust, will prevail in the sacred edifice to be erected, and may 
its heaven-pointed spire remind the congregation, under God's 
blessing, of those mansions of bliss whence all goodness 
emanates. 

The upper stone was then lowered by the three regular stops, 
solemn music being played, after which the Grand Junior and 
Senior Wardens and the Deputy Grand Master applied the 
instruments of their office to the stone, and it was ascertained 
that the craftsman had done their duty. 

The acting Grand Master said : — " R. W. and W. Brethren, 



6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

having full confidence in your skill in our royal art, it remains 
for me to finish the work." Three knocks were then given 
upon the stone with the gavel. " Well made, well proved, 
truly laid, true and trusty, and may this undertaking be con- 
ducted and completed by the craftsmen, according to the 
Grand Plan, in Peace, Harmony and Brotherly Love." 

Response. — "So mote it be." 

Corn, wine and oil were then placed upon the stone, the 
acting Grand Master at the same time saying : — " I strew corn 
upon the stone as an emblem of plenty ; I pour wine upon it 
as an emblem of joy and cheerfulness ; I anoint it with oil as 
an emblem of comfort and consolation. May corn, wine and 
oil, and all the necessaries of life abound among men, and may 
the Great Architect of the Universe, who has so kindly blessed 
us in our proceedings of the day, enable those engaged in the 
erection of this building to complete it ; may He protect the 
workmen from accident, and long preserve the structure from 
ruin or decay, that it may serve for generations yet to come 
the purpose for which it is intended." 

Response. — " So mote it be." 

The public grand honors were given. A liberal collection 
was then taken up, while the choir joined in singing an appro- 
priate hymn, after which the acting Grand Master spoke as 
follows : 

" Men, women and children, by invitation we are assembled 
here to-day to lay the corner stone of an edifice to be erected 
to the glory of God, the Great Architect of the Universe. 
Know all of you that we are lawful masons, true to the laws of 
our country, and professing to fear God, the Creator of all 
things, to honor the queen, to confer benefits upon our 
brethren, and to practice universal benevolence towards all 
mankind. 

It is true that from time immemorial our Order has had cer- 
tain secrets which are only known to members of our ancient 
and honorable society, and in order to disabuse the minds of 
any who may have doubts as to the basis of our faith and the 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, SMITH'S FALLS, 5885. ^ 

principles of our Order, I cannot do better than recite to you 
those charges to which every man wishing to join our ranks 
has to submit a cheeerful obedience, and a violation of which 
renders him unfit to be recognized as a Mason. 

CONCERNING GOD AND RELIGION. 

A Mason is obliged by his tenure, to obey the moral law, 
and if he rightly understand the art, he will never be a stupid 
atheist nor an irreligious libertine. He, of all men, should 
best understand that God seeth not as man seeth ; for man 
looketh at the outward appearance, but God looketh to the 
heart. A Mason is, therefore, particularly bound never to act 
against the dictates of his conscience. Let a man's religion, 
or mode of worship, be what it may, he is not excluded from 
the Order, provided he believe in the glorious Architect of 
heaven and earth, and practice the sacred duties of morality. 
Masons unite with the virtuous of every persuasion in the firm 
and pleasing bond of fraternal love ; they are taught to view 
the errors of mankind with compassion, and to strive, by the 
purity of their own conduct, to demonstrate the superior 
excellence of the faith they may profess. Thus, Masonry is 
the centre of union between good men and true, and the 
happy means of conciliating friendship among those who 
must otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance. 

OF THE CIVIL MAGISTRATE, SUPREME AND SUBORDINAIE. 

A Mason is a peaceable subject to the civil powers wherever 
he resides or works, and is never to be concerned in plots and 
conspiracies against the peace and welfare of the nation, nor 
to behave himself undutifuUy to inferior magistrates. He is 
cheerfully to conform to every lawful authority ; to uphold, on 
every occasion, the interest of the community, and zealously 
promote the prosperity of his own country. Masonry has ever 
flourished in times of peace, and been always injured by war, 
bloodshed and confusion, so that kings and princes in every 
age have been much disposed to encourage the craftsmen on 
account of their peaceableness and loyalty, whereby they 
practically answer the cavils of their adversaries, and promote 
the honor of the fraternity. Craftsmen are bound by peculiar 



8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

ties to promote peace, cultivate harmony, and live in concord 
and brotherly love. 

I need not say that it gives the brethren here assembled and 
myself much pleasure in being permitted to take part in so 
interesting a ceremony, and trust that the work thus com- 
menced may be completed to the satisfaction of all concerned ; 
that a gracious i)rovidence may watch over and protect from 
accident all who may be employed in its construction, and 
that the jxistors who may officiate here from time to time may 
be blessed in their labors and eminently successful in the work 
of their Master. 

I sincerely ask in the words of King Solomon that the 
blessing of the Most High may rest upon the pious undertak- 
ing of the erection of this temple. May the great good which 
has already been accomplished through the instrumentality of 
that section of the Church of God to which this new building 
more especially belongs, be increasingly manifested in the lives 
of the members of that church, and may many be led within 
these walls to resolve to forsake all evil, and enter on that path 
which leads to eternal life and happiness, and at the last may 
all here assembled be found fit to be placed in that temple not 
made with hands eternal in the heavens. 

After some remarks by the Rev. R. Wilson and the Rev. S. 
Mylne, W. Bro. the Rev. W. R. Dyre, of Newboro, the acting 
Grand Chaplain, delivered an eloquent address in closing the 
proceedings. The choir then sang the National Anthem and 
the proceedings terminated with the benediction. 

At the conclusion the acting Grand Master called upon the 
brethren and others present to express their loyalty to our 
Most Gracious Majesty by giving three hearty cheers for the 
Queen, which were heartily responded to. 

The procession then formed in the same order as before and 
marched back to the lodge room where Grand Lodge was 
closed in form. 

Subsequently, and at the invitation of the ladies of the con- 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, SMITH'S FALLS, 5885. 9 

gregation, the Brethren proceeded to the drill shed, where a 
bountiful luncheon had been provided, and to which ample 
justice was done. 

ATTEST. 




Grand Secretary. 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



PROCEEDINGS 

At an Es])ecial Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient 
Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, held at the Village of 
Marmora, in the County of Hastings, on Wednesday the 
15th day of July, A. D. 1885, A. L. 5885. 

PRESENT : 

R. W. Bro. Arthur McGinnis, P.D.D.G.M., as Grand Master. 

Jas. Smith, P.D.D.G.M., as Deputy Grand Master. 

Geo. D. Dickson, as Grand Senior Warden. 

Thos. Warren, 

A. F. Wood, 

J no. D. Palmer, 
R. " " T. F. Blackwood, 

Wm. Webster, 

T. C. Caskey, 

Robt. Weddell, 

J. Blount, 

J. Tulloch, 

R. Proutt, 

A. W. Carscallen, 

J. L. Aunger, 

S. W. Flagler, 

J. W. Turner, 

Albert Chard, 

J. F. Purdy, 

F. Jones, 

A. McMullen. 

B. M. Wylie, 
Thos. Campbell, 
J. B. Christie, 

Together with Past Masters and brethren from almost every 
Lodge in the District, as well as from the adjoining District of 
Ontario, over 370 forming the procession. 



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SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, MARMORA, 5885. II 

The Grand Lodge was opened in form at i o'clock p. m., in 
the Town Hall, by R. W. Bro. Arthur McGinnis, P.D.D.G.M., 
who appeared as the representative of the M. W., the Grand 
Master, by whom he had been commissioned to lay the corner 
stone of a new Masonic Hall. 

A procession was then duly formed and, headed by two 
bands of music, proceeded to the site. 

Prayer having been offered up by the Grand Chaplain, the 
acting Grand Secretary read the following scroll : 
In the name and by the favor of the 

©rtat ^rrljitrct of gpauptt anii Cartlj, 

ON THE 15TH DAY OF JULY, A. D. 1885, AND OF THE 

MASONIC" ERA, A. L. 5885, 
And in the forty-ninth year of the reign of our Most Gracious Sovereign 

©uppti Hictoi'ia, 

Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, and the depen- 
dencies in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia, 
Dominion of Canada, etc.. 
His Excellency, the Right Honorable the MARQUIS OF LANS- 
DOWNE, Governor-General of Canada, 

The Hon. JOHN BEVERLY ROBINSON, Q. C, Lieutenant- 
Governor of Ontario, 
The Right Hon. SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD, Premier of Canada. 

The Hon. OLIVER MOWAT, Premier of Ontario. 

The Hon. MACKENZIE BOWELL, Minister of Customs, Member 

of the House of Commons for the N. R. of the 

County of Hastings. 

A. F, Wood, Esq., Member of the Local Legislature for the North 

Riding of Hastings. 

Samuel T. Wilmot, Esq., Warden of the County of Hastings. 

A. W. Carscallen, Esq., Reeve of Marmora and Lake. 

Most Worshipful Bro. Hugh Murray, Grand Master of Canada. 
Right " " Henry Robertson, Deputy Grand Master. 

" " " R. L. Patterson, Grand S. Warden. 

'« " " Wm. Forbes, Grand J. Warden. 

" " " Rev. H. W. Davies, Grand Chaplain. 

" " " E. Mitchell, Grand Treasurer. 

" " " John Satchell, Grand Registrar. 

" " " J. J. Mason, Grand Secretary. 

Worshipful Bro. Thos. Warren, Master of Marmora Lodge of A. F. and 
A. M., No. 222, G. R. C. 
Bro. John Hamilton, Senior Warden. 
" A. W. Carscallen, Junior Warden. 
" Walter Craske, Secretary. 
' " John Stanley, Treasurer. 

George Loncks, Esq., Builder. 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



CTliio Cronicv Stone 

Of the Masonic Hall, Marmora, was laid by 
Right Worshipful BRO. ARTHUR McGINNIS, Past District Deputy- 
Grand Master of Prince Edward District, on behalf of the 
Most Worshipful Grand Master, 
assisted by 
The Grand Lodge and a large concourse of the Brethren, with the usual 
ceremonies and usages of the Order. 
Which may the G. A. O. T. U. ever protect and prosper. 

A box containing the scroll, a copy of the Constitution, 
copies each of the Mail, Globe, Intelligencer, North Hastings 
Review, Netvs Argus, Trenton Advocate, Craftsman, and coins 
of the denominations of 50c., 25c., loc, 5c. and ic. pieces was 
then deposited in the cavity of the stone. 

A handsome trowel, suitably inscribed, was then presented 
to the acting Grand Master by W. Bro. Bowen, an old resident 
of Marmoro, and over 50 years a Mason. 

The acting Grand Master, having made a suitable reply, 
proceeded with the ceremony in due and ancient form. 

The grand honors having been given, the procession 
reformed and marched back to the hall, when, after the acting 
Grand Master had addressed the brethren, the Lodge was 
closed mforfn at 2.30 p.m. 

ATTEST. 




Grand Secretary. 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



PROCEEDINGS 

At an Especial Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient 
Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, held at the Village of 
Jarvis on Friday the i8th of June, A.D. 1886. A.L. 5886. 

PRESENT : 

M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, Grand Master. 



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14 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Together with Masters, Past Masters and brethren hailing 
from the following and other Lodges, namely : — Barton, No. 6, 
Hamilton; Norfolk, No. lo, Simcoe ; Strict Observance, No. 
27, Hamilton; St. John's, No. 35, Cayuga; St. John's, No. 
40, Hamilton; Harmony, No. 57, Binbrook ; Acacia, No. 
61, Hamilton; St. Andrew's, No. 62, Caledonia; Wilson, No. 
113, Waterford ; Erie, No. 149, Port Dover; Enniskillen, No. 
185, York; Scotland, No. 193, Scotland; Hiram, No. 319, 
Cheapside ; Temple, No. 324, Hamilton ; King Solomon's, 
No. 329, Jarvis ; Vittoria, No. 359, Vittoria ; and Doric, No. 
382, Hamilton. 

The Grand Lodge was opened in ample form in the Masonic 
Hall, at half past two o'clock, afternoon, by the Most Worship- 
ful, the Grand Master, who stated that the Communication had 
been called for the purpose of assisting him in laying the cor 
ner stone of a Presbyterian Church in the Village of Jarvis. 

The brethren then marched in procession, headed by the Villa 
Nova Cornet Band, to the site of the proposed Church, and 
the front of the procession having reached the place, a halt 
was made, and the ranks opened and faced inwards, when the 
Grand Master, supported by the Grand Officers, passed 
through to the Northeast corner, where a platform had been 
erected for their convenience. 

Prayer having been offered by the acting Grand Chaplain, 
the Grand Secretary read the following scroll : 

In the name and by the favor of 

Jllmtflljtij (Bod, 

ON THE i8th DAY OF JUNE, A. D. 1886 ; ERA OF 
MASONRY, 5886, 

And in the forty-ninth year of the reign of our Most Gracious Sovereign 

iltctoria. 

By the Grace of God Empress of India and Queen of Great Britain and 
Ireland and of the Dominion of Canada. 

His Excellency the Most Honorable the MARQUIS OF LANSDOWNE 
being Governor-General of the Dominion of Canada, and 

The Honorable JOHN BEVERLEY ROBINSON, Lieutenant-Governor 
of the Province of Ontario. 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, JARVIS, 5886. 1 5 

The Right Honorable Sir JOHN ALEXANDER MACDONALD, 
Premier of Canada. 

The Honorable OLIVER MOWAT, Premier of Ontario. 

J. Baxter, Esq., M.P., Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province 
of Ontario for the County of Haldimand. 

Robt. Walbrooke, Esq., Reeve of the Township of Walpole. 

Rev. John "Wells, M. A., Minister. 

Messrs. Joseph Abraham, Neil McNeil, William Parker, John Horn, 
Samuel Hunter and James Williamson, Elders. 

Messrs. Neil McNeil, James Williamson, James Collins, John Mitchell, 

John Stadder, Stephen Allen, James Noble, C. G. Allen, 

John McCarter, and Robert Jeffrey, Managers. 

Messrs. Bryce Allen (Chairman), James Noble (Sec.-Treas.), Neil 
McNeil, Robert Haslett, and James Williamson, Building Committee. 

e:iito (Eortier Stone of ^nox ^Ijuvtlj, 

Jarvis, was laid by M. W. Bro. HUGH MURRAY, Grand Master of the 
Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada. 

Assisted by the Grand Officers and a large concourse of Brethren, in 

accordance with the ceremonies and usages of the Order. 

Whom may Almighty God ever protect and prosper. 

The Grand Secretary then announced that in the glass 

bottle to be deposited in the cavity in the stone, were placed 

the scroll, a copy of the Presbyterian Record, the Presbyterian, 

the Daily Mail, the Daily Globe, the Hamilton Spectator, the 

Hamilton Times, the Jarvis Record, printed proceedings of the 

Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Canada, and the By-Laws of 

King Solomon's Lodge, No. 329, Jarvis, and Canadian coins 

of the denominations of 50c., 25c., loc, 5c. and ic. pieces. 

The M. W. the Grand Master then spoke as follows : 

" Men, women and children assembled here to behold the 
ceremony, know all of you that we are lawful Masons, true to 
the laws of our country and professing to fear God, who is the 
great architect of the universe, to honor the Queen, to confer 
benefits upon our Brethren, to assist in the erection of build- 
ings, and to practice universal benevolence towards all man- 
kind. We know that our ancient order is founded upon the 
purest principles of piety and virtue, and that it inculcates the 
steady carrying out of those golden precepts " Do unto others 
as you would they should do unto you," and " Thou shalt love 



1 6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

thy neighbor as thyself," and that it also teaches and calls upon 
its members to practice that chaiity of tongue as well as of 
heart, that would rather veil than blazen the errors of others — 
that charity which, as our first great light, the Bible, declares, 
" Thinketh no evil and never faileth," — charity, not only in its 
functions in which it is ot the heart, in the practice of benevo- 
lence in giving assistance to needy yet worthy brethren, to 
widows and to orphans, but in the practice of tolerance and 
forbearance, in the promotion of good, a moral and a liberal 
education, and in the advancement of arts and science. We 
have amongst us, concealed from the eyes of all other men, 
secrets which may not be revealed and w^hich no man has ever 
discovered, but those secrets are lawful and honorable, and are 
placed in custody of Masons. We alone have the keeping of 
them to the end of time. Every human association has secrets 
— yea, even private families and individuals, and these secrets 
they are equally careful in concealing. We admit into our 
Order only such as are reported to be good men and true, yet 
without distinction of creed, of color, or of country, of a lawful 
age, good morals and sound judgment. We meet upon a 
level, and are constantly instructed to square our conduct by 
the principles of morality and virtue. Men of every class and 
rank of life are enrolled as members of our ancient and 
honorable fraternity — even monarchs, the most powerful and 
enlightened, have in all ages been active promoters of our art, 
and have not thought it derogatory to their dignity to join our 
assemblies and participate in our mysteries. Yet, notwith- 
standing all our precautions, we cannot gainsay that 
occasionally bad men creep into our fold, which is an additional 
proof that perfection in any human institution is not attainable. 
The lapse of time, the ruthless hand of ignorance, and the 
devastations of wars have laid waste and destroyed many valu- 
able monuments of antiquity, in which the utmost exertions of 
human genius have been employed ; even the temple of 
Solomon, so spacious and so magnificent and constructed by 
so many celebrated artists, escaped not the unsparing ravages 
of barbarous force. Freemasonry, notwithstanding, has still 
survived ; the attentive ear receives the sound from the instruc- 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, JARVIS, 5886. 1 7 

tive tongue, and the sacred mysteries of Freemasonry are 
safely lodged in the repository of faithful breasts. Tools and 
implements of architecture and symbolic emblems most expres- 
sive, are selected by the fraternity to imprint upon the mind 
solemn and serious truths, and thus through successive ages 
are transmitted, pure and unimpaired, the excellent tenets of 
our institution. Unless our Craft were good, and our calling 
honorable, we should not have existed for so many centuries, 
nor should we see to-day as in all times past, so many distin- 
guished and illustrious brethren throughout the civilized world, 
sanctioning our proceedings, and contributing to our prosperity. 
To operative masons the corner or foundation stone of every 
building is of primary importance, and as Freemasons, we call 
the attention of every newly made brother to its symbolic 
significance, and tell him that in his admittance he figuratively 
represents that stone, and that he should on the foundation then 
and there laid, raise a superstructure perfect in all its parts, 
honorable to our ancient institution and creditable to himself. 
Following the example of our illustrious predecessors, we have 
assembled here to-day, at your request, to lay the foundation 
stone of this Church in accordance with the rites of our 
fraternity. 

Bro. Bryce Allen, on behalf of the Building Committee, then 
presented the Grand Master with a silver trowel, which bore 
the following inscription : 

Presented to M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, G. M. Grand Lodge A. F. & 
A. M. of Canada, by the Building Committee of Knox Church, 
Jarvis, Ont., on his laying the corner stone of the above Church, June 
1 8th, 1886. 

The Most Worshipful the Grand Master having graciously 
acknowledged and accepted the gift, the cement was spread 
and the upper stone lowered, with three halts, at which inter- 
vals the band played bars of the National Anthem. 

When it had been guided into its proper place, the principal 
Grand Officers applied the plumb-rule, level and square, and 
having reported that the stone was just, true and properly laid, 
the Grand Master struck the stone three times with the gavel 
and said : " Well made, truly laid, true and trusty. May this 



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GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



undertaking be conducted and comj^leted by the craftsmen 
according to the grand plan, in peace, harmony and brotherly 
love." 

The stone was then strewn with corn, moistened with wine 
and anointed with oil, and as he performed these ceremonies 
the Grand Master said : " I strew corn upon the stone as an 
emblem of plenty ; I pour wine upon it as an emblem of 
cheerfulness, and I annoint it with oil as an emblem of comfort 
and consolation. May corn, wine and oil, and all the neces- 
saries of life, abound among men, and may the blessings of the 
Supreme Architect of the Universe be upon this edifice and all 
connected with it." 

The contractors were then entrusted with the tools and plans, 
with which to complete the building. 

At the request of the M. W. the Grand Master, addresses 
were delivered by R. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, Grand Secretary, 
and W. Bro. the Rev. John Wells, M. A. 

The procession then re-formed, and the brethren returned 
to the hall, and after the Grand Master had expressed his 
gratification at the successful nature of the day's proceedings, 
the Grand Lodge was closed in ainple form. 

ATTEST. 




Grand Secretary. 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



PROCEEDINGS 

At the Thirty-First Annual Communication of the Grand 
Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, 
held in the Essex Music Hall, in the Town of Windsor, 
commencing on Wednesday the 14th day of July, A. D. 
1886, A. L. 5886. 

PRESENT : 

M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, Grand Master on the Throne. 



R. 




" Henry Robertson, Deputy Grand Master. 


(( 




' R. L. Patterson, Grand Senior Warden. 


(( 




' Wm. Forbes, ' 


' Junior Warden. 


(( 




' Rev. Evans Davis, as ' 


' Chaplain. 


a 




' E. Mitchell, 


' Treasurer. 


ii 




' J. B. Nixon, as ' 


' Registrar. 


(( 




' J. J. Mason, ' 


' Secretary. 


V. 




' George Tait, ' 


' Senior Deacon. 


(( 




' C. G. McDermott, 


' Junior Deacon. 


(( 




' J. A. Campbell, 


' Supt. of Works. 


<c 




' Joseph Hook, ' 


' Dir. of Ceremonies. 


ii 




' B. J. Morgan, Asst. ' 


' Secretary. 


R. 




' W. C. Wilkinson, as Asst. ' 


' Dir. of Ceremonies. 


V. 




' J. D. Allan, 


' Sword Bearer. 


(( 




' W. J. Simpson, ' 


' Organist. 


R. 




' E. T. Malone, as Asst. ' 


' Organist. 


V. 




' S. G. Fairtlough, 


' Pursuivant. 


(( 




' G. G. Rowe, \ 




(( 




' J. M. Moran, 




(( 




' W. H. Watson, 




(< 




' A. Borngasser, > ' 


' Stewards. 


(I 




' Wm. Kerns, 




Cl 




' W. Carey, as 




a 




' W. L. P. Eager, as J 








' Thos. Vesey, as ' 


Tyler. 



20 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 

R. VV. Bro. John Sinclair, St. Clair District. 

" " " John Simpson, London " 

" " " J. C. Hegler, Wilson 

" " " D. S. Rupert, Huron 

" " " Adam Cranston, Wellington " 

" " " Donald McPhie, Hamilton " 

" " " T. L. M. Tipton, Niagara " 

" " " J. H.Widdifield,M.D., Toronto 

" " " Robert King, Georgian 

" " " Henry Turner, M.D., Ontario 

" " " Robt. Longmore, P. Edward " 

" " " C. R. Church, M.D., Ottawa 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES. 

M. W. Bro. J. A Henderson, Q. C, Representative of the 

Grand Lodges of New Hampshire and New 

York. 
M. W. Bro. Daniel Spry, Representative of the Grand 

Lodges of Kentucky, Greece and New South 

Wales. 
M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, Representative of the Grand Lodge 

of Washington Territory, and Grand Orient of 

St. Domingo. 
M, W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, Representative of the Grand 

Lodges of Connecticut and Minnesota. 
M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, Representative of the Grand 

Lodge of Prince Edward Island. 
R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, Representative of the Grand 

Lodge of the District of Columbia. 
R. W. Bro. E. Mitchell, Representative of the Grand Lodge 

of California. 
R. W. Bro. J. B. Trayes, Representative of the Grand Lodge 

of Delaware. 
R. W. Bro. David McLellan, Representative of the Grand 

Lodges of Georgia and Illinois. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 21 

R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of Maryland, and the Grand Orient of 
Uruguay. 

R. W. Bro. L. H. Henderson, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of North CaroHna. 

R. W. Bro. T. C. Macnabb, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of South Carohna. 

R. W. Bro. J. E. Harding, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of West Virginia. 

R. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, Representative of the Grand Lodges 
of Florida, Iowa and Kansas. 

R. W. Bro. E. H. D. Hall, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of Indian Territory. 

R. W. Bro. John Creasor, Q. C., Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of British Columbia. 

R. W. Rro. R. Hendry, jr., Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of Arizona. 

R. W. Bro. F. J. Menet, Representative of the Grand Lodge 
of Colorado. 

R. W. Bro. Thomas Sargant, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of Wisconsin. 

R. W. Bro, J. G. Burns, Representative of the Grand Lodge 
of Dakota. 

R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of Virginia. 

R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, Q. C, Representative of the 
Grand Lodge of Peru. 

R. W. Bro. L. G. Jarvis, Representative of the Grand Lodge 
of Ohio. 

R. W. Bro. Robt. McKay, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of Quebec. 

V. W. Bro. C. W. Brown, Representative of the Grand Lodge 

of Nebraska. 



22 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

PAST GRAND OEFICERS. 

M. W. Bro. J. A. Henderson, Q. C, P. G. M, 

" " " A. A. Stevenson, " 

" " " Daniel Spry, 

" " " Otto Klotz, 

R. " " E. Alhvorth, P. D. D. G. M. 

" " " J. G. Burns, 

" " " J. E. Brooke, " 

" " " J. Creasor, Q. C, 

" " " J. W. Coy, « 

•' " "J. M. Dunn, " 

" '* " L. H. Henderson, 

" " " R. B. Hungerford, « 

" " " J. E. Harding, « 

" " " Robt. Hendry, " 

" " " E. H. D. Hall, " 

" " " G. W. Hohvell, " 

" " " A. Jamieson, " 

" " " L. G. Jarvis, 

" " " W. Kennedy, '• 

" " " J. S. Loomis, 

" " " F. J. Menet, 

"• " " W. F. Miller, " 

" " " Geo. Masson, 

" " " Wm. Milner, « 

" " " D. H. Martyn, " . 

•' " " A. McGinnis, " 

" " " Robt. McKay, " 

" " " W. D. McGloghlon, 

" " " J. B. Nixon, 

" " " H. B. F. Odell, 

" " " John Parry, « 

" " " Donald Ross, 

" " " R. Radcliffe, " 

" " " W. G. Reid, 

" " " Wm. Rea, 

" " " Gavin Stewart, 

" " " Thos. Sargant, ^ 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, 

R. W. Bro. John Scoon, 
" " " J. B. Trayes, 
" " " Isaac Toms, 
" " " R. T. Walkem, Q. C, 
» " " I. P. Willson, 
« " " Henry Macpherson, 
a " " David McLellan, 
" " " Allan McLean, 
« " " E. Plant, 
« " '< J. Ross Robertson, 
« " " G. R. Vanzant, 
" " " J. S. Dewar, 
« " " W. A. Green, 
u u " Rev. G. Chrystal, 
" " " Evans Davis, 
" " " R. L. Gunn, 
'< " " E. H. Long, 
" " " F. C. Martin, 
«' '« " E. T. Malone, 
(I (c «< "w. C. Wilkinson, 
V. " " J. H. Knifton, 
» " " C. E. Klotz, 
«' " " H. Bickford, 
« " *' A. Patterson, 
«» •' «' J. P. Thomas, 
(( It «« J. M. Clement, 
" " " W. R. Howse, 
u (( « (3 w. Brown, 
«« " " E. E. Kitchen, 
<• " " J. B. Bishop, 
.« " " Thos. Brock, 
" •' «< W. Carey, 
«< " " A. Chard, 
" <' " W. L. P. Eager, 
<' " " S. W. Flagler, 
«' « " J. F. H. Gunn, 
" " •' Ogden Hinch, 
«' " " Henry Jennings, 



WINDSOR, 5886. 23 

p. D. D. G. M. 



P. G. S. W. 



P. G. J. W. 
P. G. Chaplain, 
P. G. R. 



P. G. S. D. 
P. G. D. of C. 

P. Ass't G. Sec'y. 

P. " G. D. of C. 

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P. G. S. B. 

P. G. O. 

P. Ass't G. O. 

P. G. P. 

P. G. Steward. 



24 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



V. VV. Bro. R. McKnight, 

" " " C. Pettiford, 

" " " W. H. Sparling, 

" " " G. E. R. Wilson, 

" " " J. A. Wills, 



P. G. Steward. 







PAST 


MASTERS. 






\v. 


Bro 


Wm. Anderson. 


R. 


W. 


Bro. 


E. Allworth. 


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(( 


D. Allan. 


(( 


(( 


II 


J. D. Allan, 


(( 


(( 


W. R. Anderson. 


(( 


(( 


11 


W. Abernethy. 


(( 


(( 


J as. Alexander. 


(< 


(1 


II 


D. Armstrong. 


(( 


i< 


A. W. Augustine. 


(( 


(( 


II 


E. Aitchison. 


:( 


(( 


Jas. Anderson. 


(( 


u 


>i 


J. C. Anderson. 


(( 


II 


Geo. H. Bull. 


V. 


11 


K 


Henry Bickford. 


(( 


(( 


C. E Black. 


u 


(( 


II 


C. W. Brown. 


(( 


i( 


J. H. Beck. 


<( 


(( 


11 


J. B. Bishop. 


(< 


i( 


J. Brasford. 


(( 


(( 


II 


T. Brock. ■ 


(( 


(( 


J. F. Brasford. 




(1 


II 


H. S. Broughton 


(( 


u 


T. H. Brunton, 




(( 


II 


John Betts. 


(1 


(( 


F. Bates. 




u 


II 


Samuel Brown. 


i( 


1( 


H. A. Baxter, 




u 


II 


E. S. Bryden. 


(( 


u 


J. K. Brydon. 


(1 


(( 


II 


A. Borngasser. 


(( 


(( 


Jas. Burritt. 




(( 


II 


Wm. Bailey. 


(( 


(( 


John Boyd. 




(( 


II 


Thos. Baird. 


(( 


u 


Robt. Buswell. 




(( 


(1 


S. Brown. 


(( 


(1 


N. J. Bogart. 


R. 


II 


II 


J. G. Burns. 


(( 


l( 


A. M. Brov.-n. 


(1 


(1 


II 


J. E. Brooke. 


(( 


(( 


I. Baker. 




(( 


It 


Ira Bates. 


u 


l( 


G. Baker. 




II 


II 


0. J. Bridle. 


i( 


(( 


T. W. Booth. 


V. 


II 


II 


J. M. Clement. 


(1 


u 


John Callard. 


R. 


II 


II 


C. R. Church. 


C( 


i( 


P. A. Craig. 


V. 


<( 


l( 


Wm. Carey. 


(( 


<( 


H. Cousins. 


R. 


i: 


II 


G. Chrystal. 


(( 


(( 


A. W. Corley. 


V. 


(1 


II 


A. Chard. 


(( 


(( 


W. Cowan. 


(( 


(1 


(1 


J. A. Campbell. 


(1 


t( 


W. Conboy. 


R. 


<i 


II 


Adam Cranston. 


i( 


(( 


P. Crawford. 


(( 


II 


II 


John Creasor. 


u 


(( 


W. S. Calvert. 




(1 


>« 


W. H. Chittick. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886 



25 



W. Bro. D. Cochrane. 

" " E. F. Clarke. 

'' " Malcolm Campbell. 

" " P. Doherty. 

" " F. J. Daville. 

" " F. Dalby. 

" " J. R. Dunn. 

" " Samuel Dubber. 

" " J. E. D'Avignon. 

" " W. H. Erbach. 

" " J. J. Farley. 

" " G. J. Eraser. 

" " R. R. Fulton. 

« "J. W. Ford. 

" " J. C. Fawcett. 

" " D. H. Ferrier. 

" " N. W. Ford. 

" " E. Fenwick. 

" " R. M. Griffith. 

" " W. J. Graham. 

" " F. B. Gregory. 

" " H. C. Gwyn. 

" " T. H. George. 

" " Alex. Gow. 

" " W. D. Griggs. 

" " J. Gray. 

" " A. T. Gurd. 

" " A. F. Holland. 

" " O. S. Hillman. 

" " H. H. Hunt. 

" " G. C. Holden. 

" " John Hargreaves. 

" " J. B. Holden. 

" " Robt. Hewitt. 

" " W. Hogg. 

" " S. Howden. 

" " H. F. Hornsberger. 

" " R. A. Hill 



R. 



V. " 
R. " 



V. 



W. Bro. Robt. Cox. 

" John W. Coy. 
" W. B. Doherty. 
" Evans Davis. 
" W. G. Duff. 
" Jas. Douglass. 
" John S. Dewar. 
" J. M. Dunn. 
" W. L. P. Eager. 
" S. G. Fairtlough. 
" Wm. Forbes. 
" R. Finch. 
" Edward Fox. 
" S. W. Flagler. 
" J. H. Finlay. 
" Alex. Eraser. 
" J. Fitzallen. 
" H S. Griffin. 
" B. W. Greer. 
" R. L. Gunn. 
" G. Green. 
" D. Grant. 
" J. F. H. Gunn. 
" W. A. Green. 

" T. H. George. 

" J. A. Grosscup. 

" J. A. Henderson. 

" Ogden Hinch. 

" L. H. Henderson 

" Jos. Hook. 

" W. R. Howse. 

" R. B. Hungerford 

" J. C. Hegler. 

" J. E. Harding. ' 

" R. Hendry. 

" E. H. D. Hall. 

" G. W. Holwell. 
" M.G.Heatherington 



R. 



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R. 



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V. " 

R. " 

V. " 

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26 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



w. 


Bro. 


John Henderson. 




W. 


Bro 


A. G. Horwood. 


« 


(( 


Samuel Harris, 




(( 


<( 


John Ireland. 


(( 


(1 


Alex. Irvine. 




(( 


(( 


H. T. Ide. 


• l( 


(( 


Thos. Irwin. 




(( 


<> 


W. B. Irving. 


(1 


(( 


L. H. Johnston. 




(( 


(( 


A. Jamieson. 


l( 


(( 


A. B. Jardine. 




(( 


(( 


L. G. Jarvis. 


(( 


It 


John Jones. 


V. 


(f 


(( 


Hy. Jennings. 


l( 


(( 


John Kent. 


R. 


u 


(( 


Robt. King. 


V. " 


(( 


W. Kennedy. 


V. 


(( 


(I 


E. E. Kitchen. 


(( l( 


(( 


Wm. Kerns. 


(( 


a 


(( 


C. E. Klotz. 


<l 


<( 


R. N. Kerr. 


(1 


(t 


(( 


J. H. Knifton. 


(( 


i( 


Le F. A Maingy. 


R. 


(( 


(( 


J. S. Loomis. 


(( 


i( 


John Linton. 


(( 


(( 


(( 


E. H. Long. 


(( 


(( 


J. K. Leslie. 


(> 


(( 


(( 


R. W. Longmore 


<( 


(1 


F. C. Lightfoot. 


(1 


(( 


(( 


F. J. Menet. 


(1 


(1 


W. E. Mihvard. 


i( 


(( 


K 


J. J. Mason. 


<( 


(1 


J. H. Murney. 


V. 


(( 


(( 


B. J. Morgan. 


<( 


11 


John Malloy. 


R. 


(( 


l( 


T. C. Macnabb. 


<< 


(( 


W. J. Mallott. 


(( 


(( 


U 


W. F. Miller. 


(( 


i( 


C. Mole. 


(( 


If 


(( 


Geo. Masson. 


(1 


(( 


R. V. Mathews. 


M. 


(( 


(1 


Hugh Murray. 


i( 


1. 


W. A. Masterson. 


R. 


(I 


(< 


E. Mitchell. 


it 


<i 


John P. Miller. 


(( 


(( 


(( 


F. C. Martin. 


t< 


(( 


C. VV. Marlatt. 


(t 


(( 


l( 


Wm. Milner. 


(( 


(1 


J. M. Moran. 


<( 


<i 


U 


Hy. Macpherson. 


(( 


(< 


W. Mathieson. 


(( 


(( 


(( 


D. H. Martyn. 


(( 


(( 


John Mathieson. 




(( 


(( 


W. F. Miller. 


<( 


ii 


R. Mahoney. 




(( 


(( 


Thos. Miller. 


(( 


(( 


W. Melrose. 


' 


(( 


(( 


C. W. Mulligan. 


(( 


(( 


A. B. Munson. 


(< 


(( 


(( 


E. T. Malone. 


(( 


(( 


A. G. Mac Kay. 


(( 


(( 


(( 


A. McGinnis. 


<l 


(( 


J. W. McCallum, 


V. 


(( 


(( 


C. G. McDermott 


(< 


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Wm. McGuire. 


R. 


a 


(( 


David McLellan. 


" a 


(( 


C. J. McKenzie. 


t( 


(( 


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D. McPhie. 


a 


(( 


Thos. McKerrell. 


(< 


(( 


(( 


Robt. McKay. 


n 


(( 


R. McCaw. 


V. 


(1 


(( 


R. McKnight. 


(( 


(( 


C. McLellan. 




<i 


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G. McKellar. 


(( 


i( 


Alex. McDonald. 


R. 


(( 


(( 


Allan McLean. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 



27 



^Y. Bro. J. F. McEwen. 

•* " Jas. McKim 

*' " E. McKay. 

" " J. Newell. 

♦' '* J. Nichol. 

" " G. Norton. 

*' " J. Overell. 

" " C. Perr>^ 

*' " John F. Pearson. 

" " G. C. Patterson. 

^* " S. Pearcy. 

^' " C. Pye. 

" " C. Pabst. 

^' " W. R. Pizer. 

" " Jos. Peers. 

" " A. L. Riddel. 

" " W. P. Reynolds. 

" "J, H. Richards. 

*' " W. H. Robinson. 

" " J. J. Richardson. 

" " W. S. Robinson. 

*' " J. Rippon. 

V. " " G. G. Kowe. 

" " M. E. Snider. 

" " Jas. Shaw. 

" " Luke Slater. 

^' " John Smith. 

" " L. Secord. 

" " Geo. E. Smith. 

" " G. Sauer. 

" " J. C. Shook. 

'' " T. P. Smith. 

" " John P. Snider. 

" " John Stevenson. 

^' " Thos. Scallard. 

" " E. R. Shafley. 

*' " C. N. Spencer. 

■"' " Jas. Scott. 






V. 
R. 

V. 



R. W. Bro. W. D. McGloghlon 

" " Alex. McQueen. 

'« " " J. B. Nixon. 

" " Wm. Norris. 

" " W. Newlands. 

" " Jas Old. 

" " " H. B. F. Odell. 

" " W, H. Ponton. 

" John Parry. 

" R. L. Patterson. 

" Alex. Patterson. 

" E. Plant. 

" B. Paine. 

" C. Pettiford. 

" Jas. Peat. 

" Daniel Rose. 

" Donald Ross. 

" J. R. Robertson. 

" R. Radcliffe. 

" W. G. Reid. 

" D. S. Rupert. 

" Hy. Robertson. 

" Wm. Rea. 

" W. J. Simpson. 

" Gavin Stewart. 

" Daniel Spry. 

" W. E. Sawyer. . 

" T. Sargant. 

" B. Shortley. 

" John Simpson. 

" John Scoon. 

" John Sinclair. 

*' A. A. Stevenson. 

" R. M. Stuart. 

" W. H. Sparling. 

'* H. C. Simpson. 

" N. Shafley. 

" D. Schwitzer. 



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GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



V. VV. Bro. Geo. Tait. 

R. " " J. B. Trayes. 

" " " T. L. M. Tipton.. 

*' " " Isaac Toms. 

" " " Hy. Turner. 

V. " " J. P. Thomas. 

" " John Tyndall. 

" " T. W. Todd. 

" " W.L.Tackaberry 

R. " " R. T. Walkem. 

" '' " W.C.Wilkinson. 

" " " I. P. WiUson. 

" " M. Walsh. 

" " W. A. Woolson. 

" " W. Watt. 

" " " J. H. Widdifield 

" "J. Wright. 

V. " " G. E. R. Wilson. 

" " S. H. Weldon. 

" " Fred. Welch. 

" " Hugh Wright. 

" " " W. H. Watson, 

" " " J. A. Wills. 

" " L. E. Wissler. 

A constitutional number of Lodges being represented, the 
Grand Lodge was opened in ample form^ at 11.30 a. m., and 
the acting Grand Chaplain implored a blessing from the G. A. 
O. T. U. upon all the proceedings. 

The Board of General Purposes, as required by the Consti- 
tution, appointed R. W. Bros. R. Hendry, jr., and R. B. 
Hungerford, and W. Bro. P. A. Craig, a Committee on the 
Credentials of Representatives and Proxies from Lodges, who 
reported the following as being present : 
No. 2. Niagara Lodge, Niagara. 

W. Bro. E. H. Thompson, P.M., Proxy; V. W. Bro. J. M. 
Clement, P.M. 

No. 3. The Ancient St. John's Lodge, Kingston. 

V. W. Bro. S. G. Fairtlough, W.M.; Bros. E. H. Smyth,. 
S.W.; John Kinghorn, J.W. ; M. W. Bro. Jas. A. Henderson,. 



W. Bro. E. H. Thompson. 

" " W. Thompson. 

" " Jas. Tulloch. 

" " D. Taylor. 

" " T. M. Till. 

" " J. E. Tamblin. 

" " T. G. Tremaine. 

" " W. Taylor. 

" " D. Trotter. 

R. " " G. R. Vanzant. 

" " H. J. Wilkinson. 

" •' Jas. Walters. 

" " H. Willbanks. 

" " W.' B. Wallace. 

" " Robt. Weddell. 

" " J. D. Wallace. 

" " J. W. Wallace. 

" " Geo. Willis. 

* " C. L. Worrell. 

" " W. Willison. 

" " E. E. Wade. 

" " W. Wilkinson 

" " A. Whittaker. 

" " W. Walker. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5885. 29 

P.M.; R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, P.M.; W. Bro. H. J. 

Wilkinson, P.M. 
No. 5. Sussex Lodge, Brockville. 

W. Bro. A. L. Riddel, W.M.; V. W. Bro. W.J. Simpson, 

P. M. 
2^0. 6. Barton Lodge, Haviilton. 

W. Bro. John Hoodless, W.M.; Bro. T. S. Gosnell, J.W.; 

R. W. Bro. Gavin Stewart, P. M.; W. Bros. Geo. H. Bull, 

P.M.; H. S. Griffin, P.M. 
No. 7. Union Lodge, Grimsby. 

W. Bro. W. E. Milward, W-M.; R. W. Bro. Wm. Forbes, 

P. M.; W. Bro. R. M. Griffith, P.M. 

No. 9. Union Lodge, Napanee. 

W. Bro. Jas. Walters, P.M., Proxy; V. W. Bro. Ogden 
Hinch, P. M.; W. Bro. C. Perry, P. M. 

No. II. Moira Lodge, Belleville. 

R. W. Bro. A. McGinnis, W.M.; R. W. Bro. L. H. Hender- 
son, P.M.; W. Bros. W. H. Ponton, P.M.; J. J. Farley, P.M. 

No. 15. St. George's Lodge, St. Catharines. 

W. Bro. C. H. Collier, W.M.; V. W. Bro. C. G. McDermott, 

P.M. 
No. 16. St. Andrew's Lodge, Toronto. 

W. Bro. F. McDonald, W.M.; Bro. R. A. Doan, J. W.; R. 

W. Bro. W. C. Wilkinson, P.M.; V. W. Bro. Geo. Tait, P. 

M.; W. Bros. Daniel Rose, P.M.; John Kent, P.M.; M. E. 

Snider, P.M.; Wm. Anderson, P.M. 

No. 17. St. John's Lodge, Cobourg. 

W. Bro. Hy F. Holland, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 18. Prince Edward Lodge, Picton. 

yV. Bro. W. P. Reynolds, W.M.; Bro. W., Case, S.W.; R. 

W. Bro. Donald Ross, P.M.; W. Bros. J. H. Murney, P.M.; 

H. Milbanks, P.M.; J. H. Richards, P.M. 
No. 20. St. John's Lodge, London. 

W. Bro. A B. Greer, W.M.; V. W. Bro. Jos. Hook, P.M.; 

W. Bro. B. W. Greer, P.M. 
No. 22. L^ing Solomon's Lodge, Toronto. 

Bros. John Campbell, S.W.; J. B. Cloudsley, J.W.; M. W. 

Bro. Daniel Spry, P.M.; R. W. Bro. David McLellan, P. 

M.; V. W. Bro. Hy Bickford, P. M.; W. Bro. John F. 

Pearson, P.M. 
No. 23. Richmond Lodge, Richmond Hill. 

R. W. Bro. F. J. Menet, Proxy; R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robert- 
son, P.M. 
No. 24. St. Francis Lodge, Smith's Falls. 

R. W. Bro. C. R. Church, Proxy. 
No. 25 Lonic Lodge, Toronto. 

W. Bro. F. F. Manley, W.M.; V. W. Bro. C. W. Brown, 

P.M. 



30 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 26. Ontario Lodge, Port Hope. 

W. Hro. W. B. Wallace, P.M., Proxy; R. W. Bro. J. B^ 
Trayes, P.M. 

No. 27. Strict Observaiue Lodge, Hatnilton. 

V. W, Bro. B. J. Morgan, P.M., Proxy; R. W. Bros. J. J. 
Mason, P.M.; David McLellan, P.M.; R. L. Gunn, P.M.; 
V. W. Bro. W. Carey, P.M.; W. Bro. O. S. Hillman, P.M. 

No. 30. Composite Lodge, Whitby. 

W. Bro. Jas. Shaw, W. M.; V. W. Bro. W. R. Howse, P.M. 
No, 31. Jerusalem Lodge, BaivmanvilU. 

W. Bro. R. R. Loscombe, W.M. 
No. 32. Amity Lodge, Dunnville. 

W. Bro. John \V. McCallum, P.M., Proxy; R. W. Bros. T. 

L. M. Tipton, P.M.; John Parry, P.M.; W. Bro. C. E. 

Black, P.M. 

No. 33. Maitland Lodge, Goderich. 

W. Bro. C. A. Humber, W.M.; R. W. Bros. R. Radcliffe^ 
P.M.; Isaac Toms, P.M.; W. Bro. J. H. Beck, P.M. 

No. 34. Thistle Lodge, Atnherstburg. 

Bro. Jos. Malott, J.W.; W. Bros. Wm. McGuire, P.M.; 
Geo. Green, P.M. 

No. 36. Welland Lodge, Fonthill. 

W. Bro. J. Brasford, W.M.; R. W. Bro. I. P. Willson, P.M.; 
W. Bro. J. F. Brasford, P.M. 

No. 37. King Hiram Lodge, Ingersoll. 

W. Bro. W. L. Underwood, W.M.; W. Bros. M. Walsh, P. 
M.; W. A. Woolson, P.M.; W. Tompson, P.M. 

No. 38. Trent Lodge, Trentott. 

W. Bro. John S. Dench, W.M.; W. Bro, Robt. WeddelU 

P.M. 
No. 39. Motint Zion Loa^e, Brooklyn. 

V. W. Bro, W. R. Howse, Proxy. 
Ro. 40, St. John's Lodge, Hamilton. 

W. Bro. C. W. W. Fielding, W.M.; Bros. W. R. Job, S.W.; 

T. McCallum, J.W.; R. W. Bros. D. McPhie, P.M.; W. G. 

Reid, P.M.; V. W. Bro. J. B. Bishop, P.M.; W. Bro. John 

Malloy, P.M. 

No. 41. St. George's Lodgs, Kingsville. 

W. Bro. S. T. Copus, W.M.; R. W. Bro. E. Allworth, P.M.; 
W. J. Mallott, P.M. 

No. 42, St. George's Lodge, London. 

W. Bro. A. Dale, W.M.; W. Bros. T. H. Brunton, P.M.; 
John Callard. P.M.; A. B. Munson, P.M. 

No. 43. King Solomon's Lodge, Woodstock. 

W. Bro. G. J. Fraser, P.M., Proxy.-' 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 3 1 

No. 44. Si. Thomas Lodge, St. Thomas. 

W, Bro. E. H. Raymour, W. M.; R. W, Bro. Robt. McKay, 
P.M.; W. Bros. W. B. Doherty, P.M.; L. Slater, P. M.; H, 
H. Hunt, P.M. 

No. 45. Brajtt Lodge, Brantford. 

W. Bros. I. J. Birchard, W. M,; W. Watt, P.M. 

No, 46. Wellington Lodge, Chatham. 

W. Bro. S. Trotter, W.M.; Bro. R. C. Burt, S W.; R. W. 
Bros. T. C. Macnabb, P.M.; J. E. Brooke, P.M.; W. Bro. 
J. E. Peers, P.M. 

No. 47. Great Western Lodge, Ifindsor. 

W. Bro. Chas. Wright, W.M.; Bro. Jas. Crampton, S.W.; 
R. W. Bro. W. F. Miller, P.M.; W. Bros. D. Grant, P.M.; 
P. A. Craig, P.M. 

No. 48. Madoc L.odge, Madoc. 

R. W. Bro. J. S. Loomis, W.M. 
No. 52, Dalhoiisie Lodge, Ottazua, 

W. Bro. J. D. Wallace, W.M. 
No. 54. Vaughan Lodge, Maple. 

R. W. Bro. J. H. Widdifield, Proxy. 
No. 56. Victoria Lodge, Sarnia. 

W. Bro. C. Mole, W.M,; R. W. Bro. Geo. Masson, P.M. 

No. 57. Harmony Lodge, Binbrook. 

R. W. Bro. Rev. G. Chrystal, P.M. 

No. 58. Doric Lodge, Ottawa 

W. Bro. John Smith, W. M. 
No. 61. Acacia Lodge, Hamilton. 

W. Bro. W, W. Greenhill, W.M. ; M. W. Bro. Hugh Hurray, 

P. M. ; R. W. Bro. E. Mitchell, P. M, ; W, Bro, G. C, 

Holden, P. M. 

No. 62. St. Andrew's Lodge, Caledonia.. 

W, Bros. L. H. Johnston, W. M. ; James Old, P. M. 
No. 63. .5"/. /ohn^s Lodge, Carleton Place. 

R. W. Bro. C. R. Church, Proxy. 
No. 64. Kihvinnitig Lodge, London. 

W, Bro. J, Ferguson, W. M. ; Bro, P. Birtwistle, S. W. ; 

R. W. Bros. R, B. Hungerford, P. M. ; Rev. Evans Davis 

P. M. ; V. W. Bros. W. Carey, P, M, ; T, Brock, P, M ; 

W. Bros, J, Hargreaves, P. M. ; H. A. Baxter, P. M. : Tohn 

Overell, P.M. 

No, 65. Rehoboafn Lodge, Toronto. 

Bros. M, Gibbs, S. W. ; Jas. Bond, J. W. ; M. W. Bro. D. 
Spry, P. M. ; R. W. Bros. J. B. Nixon, P. M. ; R. L. 
Patterson, P. M. ; W. Bros. J. K. Brydon, P. M. ; G. C. 
Patterson, P. M, ; E. F, Clarke, P. M. 



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32 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 66. Durham Lodge, Newcastle, 

W. Bros. Jas. Parker. W. M. ; D. Allan, P. M. 

No. 68. St. JoiitCs Lodge, Ingersoll. 

W. Bro. John Morrison, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. J. C. Hegler, 
P. M. 
No. 69. Stirling Lodge, Stirling. 

W. Bro. G. W. Faulkner, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. A. Chard, 
P. M. ; W. Bros. Jas. Tulloch, P. M. ; R, Finch. P. M. 

Alma Lodge, Gait. 

V. W. Bro. J. D. Allan, P. M., Proxy. 

St, James Lod^e, St. Maty's. 

W. Bro. J. Chalmers, W. M, ; R. W. Bros. J. E. Harding, 
P. M. ; D. S. Rupert, P. M. 

St. /ames' Lodge, A/aitland. 
R. W, Bro. F. J. Menet, Proxy. 

Oxford Lod^e, Woodstock. 
W. Bro W. T. Wilkinson, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. F. C. Martin, 
P. M. ; W. Bros R. R. Fulton, P. M. ; J. Rippon, P. M. 

No. 78. Liing Hiram Lodge, Tilsonburg. 

W. Bro. W. McDonald, W. M. ; Bros. R. Clark, S. W. ; N. 
A. Hogan, J. W. 

No. 79. Simcoe Lodge, Bradford. 

W. Bro. H. S. Broughton, W.M. 
No. 81. St. John's Lodge, Mt. Brydges. 

W. Bro. J. B. Burwell, W.M.; W. Bros. W. E. Sawyer, P. 

M.; John Belts, P.M. 

Mo. 82. St. John's Lodge, Paris. 

Bro. J- H. Fisher, J. W. 
No. 83. Beaver Lodge, Strathroy. 

\V. Bro. A. Ballantine, W.M.; R. W. Bros. W. Milner, P. 
M.; G. Masson, P. M.; W. Bro. A. Jamieson, P.M. 

No. 84. Clinton Lodge, Clinton 

Bro. John Avery, J.W. 
No. 86. IVilson Lodge, Toronto. 

W. Bro. S. Brown, P.M., Proxy ; R. W. Bro. T. Sargant, P. 

M.; V. W. Bro. Alex. Patterson. P.M. 

No. 87. Markham Union Lodge, Markham. 

R. W. Bro. G. R. Vanzant, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 88 St. George's Lodge, Owen Sound. 

W. Bro. W. J. Graham, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. Hy. Macpherson, 

P. M. ; V. W. Bro. R. McKnight, P. M. 

No. 89. King Hiram Lodge, Lindsay. 

W. Bro. J. W. Wallace, P. M., Proxy. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 33 

No. 90. JManito Lodge, Collingwood. 

W. Bro. W. R. Anderson, P. M., Proxy; R. \V. Bro. Hy. 

Robertson, P. M. ; W. Bros. F. B. Gregory, P. M. ; P. 

Doherty, P. M. 
No. 91. Colborne Lodge, Colborne. 

R. W. Bro. Hy. Turner, Proxy. 

No. 92. Cataraqtii Lodge, Kingston. 

W. Bro. E. S. Boyden, P. M., Proxy; R. W. Bro. R. 
Hendry, P. M. ; W. Bro. R. V. Mathews, P. M. 

No. 93. Northern Light Lodge, Kincardine. 

W. Bro. E. Fox, W. M. ; R. W. Bro D. H. Martyn, P. M. 
No. 94. St. Mark's Lodge, Pt. Stanley. 

R. W. Bro. L. G. Jarvis, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 96. Corinthian Lodge, Barrie. 

W. Bro. G. Monkman, W. M. : R. W. Bro. Robt. King, 

P.M. 

No. 97. Sharon Lodge, Sharon. 

W. Bro. C. E. Lundy, W.M. ; V. W. Bro. A. Borngasser, 
P.M. 

No. 99. Tuscan Lodge, Newmarket. 

W. Bro. Thos. Radclifte, W.M. ; R, W. Bro. J. H. Widdi- 

field, P.M. 

No. 100. Valley Lodge, Dzcndas. 

Bro. R. Somerville, S.W. ; V. \V. Bro. H. Bickford, P.M. 
W. Bro. H. C. Gwyn, P.M. 

No. loi. Corinthian Lodge, Peterboro. 

R. W. Bro. E. H. D. Hall, P.M., Proxy. 

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

Bro. F. Southcott, J.W. ; R. W. Bro. John W. Coy, P.M. 
No. 104. St. John''s Lodge, Nor'uneh. 

W. Bro. H. Cousins, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 105. St. Mark's Lodge, Drufnmondville. 

W. Bros. Jas. Depew, W.M.; C. J. McKenzie, P. M. 
No. 106. Bnr/ord Lodge, Burford. 

W. Bro. W. F. Miles, W. M. 

No. 109. Albion Lodge, Harrowsmith. 

W. Bro. B. P. Day, W. M. 
No. no. Central Lodge, Prescott. 

V. W. Bro. J. W. Simpson, Proxy. 
No. 113. Wilson Lodge, Waterford. 

R. W. Bro. E. H. Long, Proxy. 
No. 114. Hope Lodge. Port Hope. 

W. Bros. E. Budge, \V. M.; J. Wright, P. M. 



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No. 


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No. 


142. 


No. 


144. 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Cassia Lodge, Widder. 
K. W. Bro. G. W. Holwell, P. M., Proxy. 

Union Lodf^e, Schotnberg. 
W. Bro. Alex. Wilkinson, W. M. ; Bro. E. F. Walker, S. W. 

Maple Leaf Lodi^e, Bath. 
W. Bro. W. W. Bell, Proxy. 

ITarren Lodge, Fingal, 
W. Bro. Malcolm Campbell, P. M. Proxy. 

Doric Lodge, Brantford. 
W. Bro. L. Secord, W. M. ; Bro. Rev. A. Anthony, J. W. ; 
W. Bro. W. H. Masterson, P. M. 

L\enfrew Lodge, Renfrew. 
W. Bro. John P. Miller, Proxy. 

The Belleville Lodge, Belleville. 
W. Bro. Hy. Pringle, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. J. Parker Thomas, 
P. M. 

Franck Lodge, Frankford. 
V. W. Bro. G. E. R. Wilson, P. M., Proxy. 

Pembroke Lodge, Pembroke. 
W. Bros. John P. Miller, W. M. ; J. H. Burritt, P. M. 

The Pisitig Stin Lodge, Aurora. 
W. Bro. F. J. Daville, W. M. 

5"/ Lawre7ice Lodge, Southampton. 
W. Bro. Geo. E. Smith, P. M., Proxy. 

Lebanon Forest Lodge, Exeter. 
W. Bro. Geo. Willis, P. M., Proxy. 

St. Clair Lodge, Milton. 
W. Bro. E. Dixon, W. M.; V. W. Bro. W. L. P. Eager, P. M. 

Pythagoras Lodge, Meaford. 
W. Bros. A. W. Corley, P. M., Proxy ; R. R. Fulton, P. M. 
Thos. McCarroll, P. M. 

Lebanon Lodge, Oshawa. 
W. Bro. R. McCaw, P. M., Proxy. 

Alalahide Lodge, Ay Inter. 
W. Bros. C. W. Marlatt, W. M. ; S. S, Glutton, P. M. 

Tudor Lodge, Mitchell. 
W. Bro. Geo. S. Goodeve, W. M. 

Excelsior Lodge, Morrisburg. 
W. Bro. Rev. C. L. Worrell, P. M., Proxy. 

lecutnseh Lodge, Stratford. 
W. Bro. A. E. Neil, W. M. ; Bro. A. Denne, T. W. ; W. 
Bros. J. M. Moran, P. M. ; C. McJ^ellan, P. M. " 



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168. 


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No. 


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No. 


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No. 


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No. 


176. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5 886. 35 

/. B. Hall Lodge, Millbrook. 
R. W. Bro. Hy. Turner, P. M., Proxy, 

Prince of Wales Lodge, Netuburgh. 
W. Bro. W. W. Bell, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. R. W. Longmore, 
P. M. 

Mississippi Lodge, Almonte. 
R. W. Bro. C. R. Church, Proxy. 

Civil Service Lodge, Ottaiua, 
R. W. Bro. E. Plant, P.M., Proxy; W. Bro. Le. F. A. 
Maingy, P.M. 

Erie Lodge, Port Dover. 

R. W. Bro. W. Kennedy, P.M., Proxy. 

The Grand River Lodge, Berlin. 

W. Bro. D. Forsyth, W.M. 

Burns Lodge, IVyoming. 

W. Bro. J. Newell, P.M., Proxy. 

Irving Lodge, Lucan. 

W. Bro. W. Matheson, P.M. 

Peterboro Lodge, Peterboro. 

W. Bros. W. Brundrett, W.M.; Jas. Alexander, P.M.; B. 
Shortly, P.M. 

York Lodge, Eglinton. 

W. Bros. J. K. Leslie, P.M., Proxy ; Wm. Norris, P.M. 

Alexandra Lodge, Oil Springs. 

W, Bro. J. W. Ford, W. M. 

Percy Lodge, li'arkivorth. 

W. Bro. G. L. Duncan, W. M. 

Star in the East Lodge, Wellington. 
V. W. Bro. S. W. Flagler, W. M. 

Burlington Lodge, Burlington, 
W. Bro. Thos. Campbell, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. Wm. Kerns, 
P. M. 

Merritt Lodge, Welland. 
W. Bro. E. Mylchrist, W.M,; R. W. Bro. I. P. Willson, P.M. 

Macnab Lodge, Port Colborne. 
R. W\ Bro. T. L. M. Tipton, Pro.xy. 

Britannia Lodge, Seaforth. 
W. Bros. A. H. Ireland, W. M. ; W. G. Duff, P. M. 

Prince of Wales Lodge, lona. 
W. Bro. S. H. Weldon, W. M. 

Ayr Lodge, Ayr, 
W. Bro. W. Willison, W. M. 

Spartan Lodge, Spa^-ta. 
R. W. Bro. John Simpson, Proxy. 



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No. 


178. 


No. 


180. 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Ihc Builders' Lodge, Ottawa. 

\V. Bro. D. Taylor, P. M., Proxy ; R. W. Bro. Wm. Rea, 
P. M. 

Plattsville Lodge, Plaltsville, 

W. Bro. G. Sauer, P. M. 

Speed Lodge, Guelph. 

W. Bro. Jas. Parker, W. M. ; Bro. Thos. New, S. W. ; R. W. 
Bro. John Scoon, P. M. 

No. 181. Oriental Lodge, Port Piiriuell. 

R. W. Bro. F. C. Martin, Proxy. 
No. 184. Old Light Lodge, Lucknow. 

W. Bro. John Mathieson, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 1S5. Enniskillen Lodge, York. 

W. Bro. J. B. Holden, P.M. 
No. 190. Belmont Lodge, Belmont. 

W. Bros. John Boyd, P. M., Proxy; J. G. Fawcett, P.M.; G. 

McKellar, P.M.; E. McKay, P.M. 

No. 193. Scotland Lodge, Scotland. 

W. Bros. W. F. Miles, P.M., Proxy ; J. C. Shook, P.M. 
No. 194. Pctrolia Lodge, Pctrolia. 

W. Bro. E. D. Kirby, P.M. ; R. W. Bro. John Sinclair, P.M.; 

W. Bro. H. H. Hunt, P.M. 

No. 195. The Tuscan Lodge, London. 

W. Bro. G. F. Durand, W.M. ; R. \Y. Bro. R. B. Hungerford, 
P.M. ; James Douglass, P.M. 

Madawaska Lodge, Arnprior. 
\V. Bro. John P. Miller, Proxy. 

Saugeen Lodge, Walkerton. 
W. Bro. W.. R. Telford, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. W. A. Green, 
?.M. ; V. W. Bro. J. F. H, Gunn, P.M. 

St. Allan's Lodge, Mt. Foi-est. 
W. Bro. Alex. Gow, P.M., Proxy. 
Lrvine Lodge Elora. 
Bro. Thos. Biggar, S.W. ; W. Bros. T. P. Smith, P.M. ; L. 
E. Wissler, P.M. ; F. Dalby, P.M. 

NeiXy Dominion Lodge, New Hamburg. 
W. Bro. E. N. Kerr, W.M. 

Lancaster Lodge, Lancaster. 
\V. Bro. John P. Snider, W.M. 

St. John's Lodge, Londo7t. 
W. Bro. Wm. O'Brien, W.M. ; Bros. A. E. Cooper. S.W. ; 
Jas. Smith, J.W. ; R. W. Bro. J. S. Dewar, P.M. ; W. Bro. 
Alex. McDonald, P.M. 



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No. 209. Evergreen Lodge, Lanark. 

R. W. Bro. Wm Rea, Proxy. 
No. 212. Elysian Lodge, Garden Island. 

V. W. Bro. S. G. Fairllough, Proxy. 
No. 215. Lake Lodge, Ameliasbttrg. 

W. Bro. H. Pringle, W. iM. 
No. 216. Harris Lodge, Orangevdle. 

W. Bros. Robt. Hewitt, W, M. ; W. H. Robinson, P. M. 
No. 217. Frederick I^odge, Delhi. 

Bro. E. Morgan, S. W. 
No. 218. Stevenson I^odge, Toronto. 

M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, P. M. 
No. 220. Zeredatha Lodge, Uxbridge. 

W. Bro. W. Hogg, W. M. 
No. 222. Mat mora Lodge, A/at mora. 

W. Bro. J. L. Aunger, W. ]M. 
No. 224. Zurich Lodge, Hensall. 

W. Bro. Robt. Buswell, W. M. 
No. 225. Bernard Lodge, Listowel. 

W. Bros, Cyrus Hacking, W. iM. ; John Nichol, P. M. 
No. 22S. Prince At-thiir Lodge, Odessa. 

R. W. Bro. R. W. Longmore, Proxy. 
No. 229. Ionic Lodge, Brampton. 

W. Bro. C. L. Moore, W. M. 
No. 230. A'err Lodge, Barrie. 

M. W. Bro. Daniel Spry, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 231. Fidelity Lodge, Ottawa. 

W. Bro. F. C. Lightfoot, W.M. ; M.W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, 

P. M.; R. W. Bros. E. Plant, P. M. ; C. R. Church, P. M. ; 

Wm. Rea, P. M. ; V. W. Bro. J. A. Campbell, P. M. 

No. 234. Beaver Lodge, Clarksburg. 

W. Bro. C. Pye, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 235. Aldworth Lodge, Paisley. 

W. Bro. J. J. Richardson, W.M. 
No. 236. Manitoba Lodge, Cooksto-Mn. 

W. Bro. John Stevenson, P.M., Proxy. 
No. 237. Vienna Lodge, Vienna. 

R. W. Bro. F. C. Martin, Proxy. 
No. 238. Havelock Lodge, Watford. 

W. Bro. F. Kenward, W.M.; R. W. Bro. A. Jamieson, P.M.; 

W. Bro. S. Howden, P.M. 
No. 239. T-cveed Lodge, Tweed. 

R. W. Bro. R. W. Longmore, Proxy. 



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Qiiinte Lodi;c, Shannonville. 
R. W. Bro. A. McGinnis, Proxy. 

Macoy Lodge, Mallorytawn. 
V. W. Bro. W. J. Simpson, Proxy. 

St. George Lodge, St. George. 

V. W. Bro. E. E. Kitchen, P.M., Proxy. 

Ashlar Lodge, Toronto. 

R. W. Bro. F. J. Menet, P.M., Proxy ; W. Bros. W. S. Rob- 
inson, P.M.; S. Pearcy, P.M.; T. H. George, P.M. 

No. 249. Caledonian Lodge, Midland. 

W. Bros. W. H. Bennett, W.M.; R. Finch, P.M. 
No. 253. Mindcn Lodge, Kingston. 

W. Bro. A. LeRichieux. W.M.; Bros. L. W. Shannon, S.W.; 

John Hewton, J.W.; R. W. Bro. Allan McLean, P.M.; W. 

Bros. F. Welch, P.M.; W. Newlands, P.M. 

No. 254. Clifton Lodge, Niagara Falls. 

Bros. Alex. Logan, S.W. ; A. Gray, J.W. 
No. 255. Sydenham Lodge, Dresden. 

W. Bro. W. H. Switzer, W. M. ; Bros. W. Colville, S. W. ; 

J. B. Carscallen, J. W. ; W. Bro. R. M. Stewart, P.M. 

No. 256. Farraft's Point Lodge, Farran's Point. 

W. Bro. G. C. Wagner, W.M. 
No. 257. Gait Lodge, Gait. 

W. Bro. John Shupe, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. Adam Cranston, 

P. M. ; W. Bro. W. Cowan, P. M. 
No. 258. Guclph Lodge, Gticlph. 

W. Bros. R. Mahoney, W. M. ; J. H. Findlay, P. M. 
No. 259. Springfield Lodge, Springfield. 

W. Bro. H. F. Honsberger, W. M. 
No. 260. Washington Lodge, Petrolia. 

W. Bros. Tas. Peat, P. M., Proxy ; D. Trotter, P. M. ; A. T. 

Gurd, P. M. 

No. 261. Oak Branch Lodge, Lnticrkip. 

W. Bro. Thos. Baird, W. M. 
No. 262. Harriston Lodge, Harriston. 

W. Bro. S. Brown, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 263. Foi-est Lodge, Forest. 

VV. Bros. W. D. Griggs, P. M., Proxy ; R. A. Hill, P. M. 
No. 264. Chauciicrc Lodge, Ottawa. 

W. Bro. J. D. Wallace, Proxy. 
No. 265. Patterson Lodge, Thornhill. 

W. Bro. J . K. Leslie, Proxy. 



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No. 266. Northern Light Lodge, Stayncr. 

W. Bro. T. H. George, Proxy. 
No. 267. Parthenon Lodge, Chatham. 

W. Bro. C. Dunlop, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. W. H. Sparling, 

P. M. ; W. Bros. Thos. Scallard, P, M. ; N. J. Bogart, P. M; 

W. L. Tackaberry, P. M. 

No. 269. Brougham Union Lodge, Brougham. 

W. Bro. D. W. Ferrier, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 270. Cedar Lodge, Oshaina. 

W. Bro. A. L. Rundle, W. M.; R. W. Bro. H. B. F. Odell, 

P. M. 
No. 271. Wellington Lodge, Erin. 

W. Bros. C. Overland, W. M. ; W. Conboy, P. M. ; T. M. 

Till, P. M. 
No. 274. Kent Lodge, Blenheim. 

W. Bro. R. Wilkie, P. M. 
No. 277. Seymour Lodge, Port Dalhousie. 

> W. Bro. John Patterson, W. M. ; Bro. John Johnston, S. W. 
No. 278. Mystic Lodge, Roslin. 

R. W. Bro. A. McGinnis, Proxy. 
No. 279. Neiu Hope Lodge, Hespeler. 

W. Bro. C. Pabst, P. M. Proxy ; A. B. Jardine, P. M. 
No. 282. Lome Lodge, Glencoe. 

W. Bro. B. Paine, Proxy. 
No. 283. Eureka Lodge, Belleville. 

W. Bro. Wm. Smeaton, W. M. 
No. 284. St. fohn^s Lodge, Brussels. 

Bro. C. Wateren, J. W. ; W, Bro. E. E. Wade, P. M. 
No. 285. Seven Star Lodge, Alliston. 

W. Bro. Hugh M. Wright, P. M. 
No. 286. Wingham Lodge, Wingham. 

W. Bro. T- E. Tamblin, W. M. 
No. 287. Shuniah Lodge, Port Arthur. 

W. Bro. G. R. Thompson, W. M. 
No. 289. Doric Lodge, Loho. 

W. Bro. Alex. Sinclair, W. M. 
No. 290. Leamington Lodge, Leat?iington. 

W. Bros. W. R. Pizer, W. M. ; E. R. Shipley, P. M. ; M. G. 

Heatherington, P. M. 

No. 291. Dufferin Lodge, W. Flamboro. 

W. Bros. John Ireland, P. M. Proxy ; Thos. Miller, P. M. 
No. 293. The Royal Solomon Mother Lodge Jerusalem. 

M. W. Bro. Daniel Spry, Proxy. 



40 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 294. Moore Lodge, Mooretown. 

W. Bros. Rev. D. Armstrong, W. M. ; 'W. Abernethy. P. M. 
No. 296. Temple Lodge, St. Catharines. 

V. W. Bro. C. E. Klotz, P. M., Proxy; VV. Bro. John Hen- 
derson, P. M. 

Preston Lodt^e, Preston, 
M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, P. M., Proxy, 
Victoria Lodge, Centreville. 
W. Bro. Robt. Cox, W. M. 

Mt. Olivet Lodge, Thorndale. 
W. Bro. \V. F. Kennedy, W. M. 

St. David's Lodge, St. Thomas. 
W. Bro. W. G. Morgan, W. M. ; Bro. C. Serace, J. W. 

Minerva L.odge, Stroud. 
R. \V. Bro. Robt. King. Proxy. 

Humber Lodge, Weston. 
W. Bros. W. R. Burrage, W. M. ; John Linton, P. M. 

Durham Lodge, Durham. 
R. W. Bro. Robt. King, Proxy. 

Arkona Lodge, Arkona. 
W. Bros. B. Parker, W. M. ; A. W. Augustine, P. M. ; 
John Smith, P. M. 

Grafton Lodge, Grafton. 
R. W. Bro. J. B. Trayes, Proxy. 

Blackwood Lodge, IVoodbridge. 
R. W. Bro. T. Sargant, Proxy. 

Pnyx Lodge, IVallaceburg. 
W. Bro. Jas. Scott, W. M. ; Bro. Charles Chubb, S. W. ; W. 
Bro. P. Crawford, P. M. 

Doric Lodge, Toronto. 
V. W. Bro. J. H. Knifton, P.M., Proxy; W. Bro. A. M. 
Brown, P.M. 

IVilmot Lodg:, Baden. 
W. Bros. Jas. McCoU, W.M. ; Wm. Melrose, P.M. ; W. H. 
Erbach, P.M. 

Hiram Lodge, Cheapstde. 
R. W. Bro. T. L. M. Tipton, Proxy. 

Chesterville Lodge Chesterville. 
W. Bro. J. G. Gillespie, W.M. 

Walker Lodge, Acton W. 
V. W. Bro. Wm. Kerns, Proxy. 

North Stat Lodge, Oiven Sound. 
W. Bro. D. Rutherford, W.M. ; R. W. Bro. John Creasor, 
P.M. 



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No. 323. Alviiuton Lodge, Alvinston. 

R. W. Bro. John. Sinclair, Proxy. 

No. 324. Temple Lodge, Hamilton. 

W. Bro. C. W. Mulligan, P.M., Proxy; R. W. Bros. Gavin 
Stewart, P.M. ; David McLellan, P.M. ; D. McPhie, P.M. ; 
R. L. Gunn, P.M. 

No. 325. Orono, Lodge Orono. 

W. Bro. T. Smith, W.M. 
No. 326. Zetland Lodge, Toronto. 

W. Bro. S. Davidson, W.M. ; Bro. John Fletcher, S.W. ; R. 

W. Bros. J. G. Burns, P.M. ; F. J. Menet, P.M. ; J. Ross 

Robertson, P.M. ; E. T. Malone, P.M. 

No. 327. The Hammond Lodge, IVardsville. 

W. Bro. E. Aitchison, W.M. 
No. 328. Ionic Lodge, Napier. 

W. Bros. W. J. French, W.M. ; W. S. Calvert, P.M. 
No. 329. King Solomon's Lodge, Jarvis. 

Bro. E. H. Hart, J.W. 
No. 330. Corinthian Lodge, London E. 

W. Bro. O. E. Brenner, W.M.; Bro. F. W. Lilley, J. W. ; 

W. Bros. H. C. Simpson, P.M.; Alex. Irvine, P.M.; C. N. 

Spencer, P.M. 

No. 331. Fordiuich Lodge, Fordvjich. 

W. Bro. S. Brown. P. M. Proxy. 
No. 332. Stratford Lodge, Sttatford. 

W. Bros. T- I- Moore, W. M. ; I. Baker, P. M. ; A. G. 

MacKay, P". M. 

No. 334. Prince Arthur Lodge, Arthur. 

W. Bro. Alex. Fraser, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 336, Highgate Lodge, Highgate. 

W. Bro. D. McFarland, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. W. H. Watson, 

P. M. 

No. 337. Myrtle Lodge, Port Robinson. 

R. W. Bro. T. L. M. Tipton, Proxy. 
No. 338. Djifferin Lodge, Wetland Port. 

W. Bro. N. Shafley, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 339. Orient Lodge, Toronto. 

\\. Bro. D. Hunter, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. J. G. Burns, P. M. ; 

W. Bros. T. K. Bryden, P. M. ; John Jones, P. M. ; Ira 

Bates, P. M. 

No. 340. St John's Lodge, Pittsburg. 

W. Bro. J. F, McEwen, Proxy. 

No. 341. Bruce Lodge, Tivertoti. 

R. W. Bro. D. H. Martyn, Proxy. 



42 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 343. Georgina Lodge, Sutton. 

W. Bro. F. G. Tremayne, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 344. Merrill IjOiige, Dorchester South. 

W. Bro. W. H. Chittick, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 345. Nilestozi'ti Lodge, Nilestown 

W. Bro. Jas. Armstrong, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 346. Occident Lodge Toronto. 

W. Bros. A. Curran, W, M. ; J. R. Dunn, P. M. 
No. 347. Meicer Lodge, Fergus. 

W. Bros. G. A. Reid, W. M. ; John Tindall, P. M. 
No. 348. Georgian Lodge, Penetanguishene. 

W. Bro. G. A. F. Charlwood, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. Hy. 

Jennings, P. M. 

No. 349. Elgin Lodge, St. Thomas. 

W. Bros. Peter Stover, W. M. ; S. Dubber, P. M. ; N. W. 
Ford, P. M. 

Port Elgin Lodge, Port Elgin. 
V. W. Bro. J. F. H. Gunn, Pro.xy. 

Granite Lodge, Parry Sound. 
V. W. Bro. Hy. Jennings, Proxy. 

Brock Lodge, Cannington. 
M. W. Bro. Daniel Spry, Proxy. 

River Park Lodge, Sfreetsville. 
W. Bros. G. H. Falconer, W. M. ; W. Taylor, P. M. 

IVaterdown Lodge, Waterdo^cm. 
W. Bros. J. O. McGregor, W. M. ; G. Baker, P. M. 
Deleivare Valley Lodge, Dele-vare. 

W. Bros. H. C. Garnett, W. M. ; J. Fitzallen, P M. ; A. 
McQueen, P. M. 

Waver ly Lodge, Guclph. 
V. W. Bro. C. Pettiford, P. M., Proxy. 

Maple Leaf Lodge, Tara. 
V. W. Bro. J. F. H. Gunn, Proxy. 

Frontenac Lodge. Cataraqui. 
W. Bro. H.J. Wilkinson, Proxy. 

Ditfferin Lodge, Alelbourne. 
W. Bro. E. Fenwick. P. M. 

Euclid Lodge, .Strathroy. 
W. Bro. J. B. Whitehead, W. M. ; B. Paine, P. M. 

St. George Lodge, Toronto. 
V. W. Bro. J. A. Wills, P. M., Proxy ; W. Bro. A. G. Hor- 
wood, P. M. 



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Salem Lodge, Brockville. 
W. Bro. A. L. Riddel, Proxy. 

Miinico Lodge, Lambton. 
VV. Bro. H. T. Ide, P. M.. Proxy ; R. W. Bros. J. G. Burns, 
P. M. ; J. Ross Robertson, P. M. ; R. L. Patterson, P. M. 

Harmony Lodge, Delta. 
R. W. Bro. R. Henry, Proxy. 

Prince of Wales Lodge, Ottaiua. 
W. Bro. F. C. Lightfoot, Proxy. 

Pahner Lodge, Victoria. 
Bro. J. B. Smith, J, \V. 

Copestone Lodge, Ifelland. 
R. W. Bros. J. M. Dunn, W. M. ; I. P. Willson, P. M. 

Keene Lodqe, Keene. 
R, W. Bro. E. H. D. Hall, Proxy. 

Lome Lodge, Omemee. 
W. Bro J. W. Wallace, Proxy. 

Lome Lod^e, Shelburtie. 
W. Bro. B. Tansley, W. M. ; Bro. F. A. Campbell, S. W. 

Kitig Solomon's Lodge, Petersville. 
W. Bro. D. C. MacDonald, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. John Simp- 
son, P. M. 
No. 380. Union Lo ige, London. 

Bros. A, C. Stewart, S. W. ; R. B. Walker, J. W. ; R. W. 
Bros. R. B. Hungerford, P. M. ; W. D. McGloghlon, P. M. ; 
W. Bros. O. J. Bridle, P. M, ; G. Norton, P. M. ; D. Sch- 
witzer, P. M. 

No. 382. Doric Lodge, Hamilton. 

R. W. Bros. J. J. Mason, W. M. ; Gavin Stewart, P. M. ; 
R, L. Gunn, P. M. ; W. Bro. Thos. Irwin, P. M. 

No. 384. Alpha Lodge, Parkdale, 

W. Bros. T. W. Gray, P. M., Proxy; John Gray, P. M. 
No. 390. Florence Lodge, Florence. 

W. Bro. John Rheintzen, W. M. ; Bro. A. Bodkin, S. W. 
No. 391. Howard Lodge, Ridgetoiun. 

W. Bros. D. Cochrane, W. M. ; J. C. Anderson, P. M. 
No. 392. Huron Lodge, Catnlachie. 

W. Bro. John Ferguson, W. M. 
No. 393. Forest Lodge, Chesley. 

W. Bro. W. R. Telford, W. M. 
No. 395. Parvaim Lodge, Comber. 

W. Bro. Samuel Harris, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 396. Cedar Lodge, Wiarton. 

W. Bro. Jas. McKim, W. M. 



44 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA, 

No. 397. Leopold Lodge, Brigdcn. 

W. Bro. F. R. Seager, W. M. 
I**o- 399- Moff'at L.odge, Harrietsvilk. 

W. Bro. W. il. Chittick, Proxy. 
No. 400. Oakville Lodge. Oakville. 

V. W. Bro. Wm. Kerns, Proxy. 
No. 401. Craig Lodge, Deseronto, 

W. Bro. W. Smeaton, Proxy. 
No. 402. Cc7itral L^odge, Essex Centre. 

W. Bro. D. Welsh, W. M. ; Bro. A. H. Clark, S. \V. 
No. 403. Windsor Lodge, H'indsor. 

W. Bro. T. C. Guillot, \V. M. ; Bros. G. Adams, S. \V. ; G. 

Copeland, J. W. ; \V. Bros. J. A. Grosscup, P. M. ; J. E. 

D'Avignon, P. M. ; W. Wilkinson, P. M. ; A. Whittaker, 

P. M. 
No. 404, Lome Lodge, Taniworth. 

W. Bro. Robert Cox, Proxy. 
No. 406. The Spry Lodge, Fenelon Falls. 

W. Bro. J. W. Wallace, Proxy. 
No. 408. Murray Lodge, Beaverton. 

M. W. Bro. Daniel Spry, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 409. Golden Rule Lodge, Gravenhurst. 

W. Bro. W. B. Irving, W. M. 
No, 410. Zeta Lodge, Parkdale. 

W. Bro. John T. Thompson, W.M,; Bro. W. H. Taylor, J.W.; 

R. W. Bro. T. Sargant, P. M. ; V. W. Bro. G. G. Rowe, P. 

M. ; W. Bros. G. J. Bennett, P. M.; T. W. Todd, P. M. ; 

W. Walker, P. M. 
U. D. Naphtali Lodge, Tillniry Centre. 

W. Bro. W. E. Bottoms, W. M. 

The M. W, the Grand Master granted permission for the 
adniission 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. 

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

It was moved by M. W. Bro. D. Spry, seconded by R. W. 
Bro. Henry Robertson, and 

Resolved, — That the minutes of the proceedings of Grand Lodge at its 
Thirtieth Annual Communication, held at the City of Hamilton, on the 
8th and 9th days of July, A. D. 1885, having been printed, and copies 
thereof forwarded to Subordinate Lodges, the same be considered as 
read and now confirmed, and that the minutes of the several Special Com- 
munications of Grand Lodge, entered by the Grand Secretary in the 
Minute Book, be taken as read, and are hereby confirmed. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 45 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME. 

A deputation from the Lodges in Windsor advanced to the 
Dais, and presented the following 

ADDRESS. 

To Hugh Murray, Esq., Most Worshipful Grand Master of 
the Gra?id Lodge of Canada, A. K i^ A. M. 
M. W. Sir, — In the name and on behalf of the Freemasons 
of Windsor we most heartily welcome you, and through you, 
the members of the Grand Lodge of Canada, to our town, to 
this the most westerly portion of the vast territorj' over which 
your jurisdiction extends. 

In extending to you this welcome, the entire fraternity are 
guided by a sense of the honor the Grand Lodge has conferred 
upon VVindsor by choosing it as its place of meeting this year ; 
nor are forgotten the important services rendered by you, M. 
W. Sir, to the Grand Old Order of which Freemasons the 
world over are justly so proud. 

Although personally known to so few of the brethren, the 
tongue of good report has been heard in our midst concerning 
your efforts to promote the best interests of Freemasonry 
throughout the Province of Ontario, and our homage is there- 
fore paid not alone to the High Officer but also to the worthy 
Mason. 

A number of years ago the Board of General Purposes met 
here, but the press of duties and the limited time at their 
disposal prevented all opportunity of gaining any knowledge of 
this portion of the Province, which has hitherto been known to 
you, and most of your officers, and the members of Grand 
Lodge, by name only, and the peculiar characteristics and 
natural features of what we may be pardoned for regarding as the 
best part of Ontario are now to be learned and seen for the first 
time; we trust, M. W. Sir, that you and the brethren who accom- 
pany you will during your necessarily brief stay here be enabled 
to form a favorable opinion of Windsor, its people, its institutions 
and works, and its remarkable advantages of situation, climate 
and commercial facilities. 

It is the most earnest wish of the Windsor brethren that the 



46 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

high and important duties which have brought you hither will 
not prevent you from devoting a portion of your time to an 
inspection of this place and its surroundings. 

And we sincerely trust that the deliberations of the Grand 
Lodge will be blessed by the Great Architect of the Universe 
and will materially advance the prosperity and usefulness of 
our institution and promote His own Glory. 

On behalf of the General Committee. 

W. A. Miller, 

Chairman. 

The following address from the Town Council was subse- 
quently presented : 

ADDRESS. 

To Hugh Murray, Esq., Grand Master, and other Officers and 
Members of the Grafid Lodge of Free a fid Accepted Masons 
of Canada. 

Sirs : — 

The Municipal Council of this town extend to you all a 
hearty welcome to Windsor. 

We recognize in you, sirs, the trusted and honored represen- 
tatives of a large and highly respectable portion of the people 
of the Dominion of which we are so proud ; and as such we 
welcome you to our midst. 

As to the objects and aims, or the peculiar character of the 
ancient order over the destinies of which you, Grand Ofificers, 
and to which you, Delegates, belong, w^e have, as public men, 
no right to know nor to take cognizance of at this time ; and 
the only motive that prompts us to make this address is : that 
we may show that, as a people embracing within our numbers 
men of every shade of religious and political opinion, we are 
most happy to have among us, gentlemen, such as we know 
you must be — Loyal Canadians as all Canadians are — what- 
ever be the purpose of their coming, and whether or not their 
visit be a prolonged one. 

We trust, respected Sirs, that you will experience pleasure 
in your visit to our little frontier town, that your labors here 
will be followed by eminently satisfactory results to your Order, 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 47 

and that you may carry away with you to your homes none 
but agreeable memories of your brief sojourn in this the most 
southerly part of our great country. 
On behalf of the Town Council. 

Joseph H. Beattie, Mayor. 
Samuel Blanning. 
Chas. C. Fox. 
Steven Lusted, Richard Baugham. 

Toicn Clerk. George Bartlet. 
J. Rocheleau. 
James Anderson. 
Samuel Dupuis. 
• James Carney. 
B. G. Davis. 
Alex. Napier. 

The addresses having been suitably acknowledged, the 
Grand Secretary read letters from M. W. Bro. J. K. Kerr, and 
R. W. Bros. S. B. Harman, and the Rev. H. W. Davies, re- 
gretting their inability to be present at the Annual Communi- 
cation of Grand Lodge. 

distinguished visitors. - 

jNL W. Bro. Alfred Pearson, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge 
of Manitoba, and M. W. Bro. T. T. Gurney, Past Grand 
Master of the Grand Lodge of Illinois, were announced, in- 
troduced and saluted with Grand Honors. 

GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS. 

The Most Worshipful the Grand Master delivered the fol- 
lowing address to the Brethren assembled in Grand Communi- 
cation : — 

Brethren of the Grand Lodge of Canada : 

It seems but a few days since last we met in annual com- 
munication, and yet a year has passed and gone ; a useful one if 
wisely spent, but worse than wasted if given to folly. 

The cheerfulness observable on the happy faces before me, 
faces of representative men from every section of our fair Pro- 
vince, assembled to legislate for the good of their fellows, and 
to contribute to the needs of the worthy poor, the widow and 



48 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

the orphan, gives me assurance that the year has been to you 
a satisfactory one, a year of earnest, honest work ; and I am 
glad at this early stage in our proceedings, to be in a position to 
assure you that, throughout the jurisdiction, harmony and 
brotherly love prevail, and that we are on terms of amity with 
all the recognized Freemasons of the world. From every dis- 
trict into which the Province has been divided comes the same 
encouraging report — -peace and prosperity. 

Within the year Grand Visitations have been made; Lodges 
of Instruction held, and lectures delivered ; the sick have been 
visited, the sorrowing comforted, and the needy assisted ; and 
again, in the name of the Great Architect of the Universe, we 
have met to lay lines and draw plans for the guidance of the 
workmen. Here are assembled the " Supports of the Lodge," 
Wisdom, Strength and Beauty. The old, ripe in their wisdom ; 
the middle aged, enduring in their strength ; and the youthful, 
hopeful in their beauty. Here are the old familiar faces of 
brethren who for many years have made annual pilgrimage to 
our assemblies, who have unstintingly given their time, their 
talents and their means, and who have grown grey in the 
cause ; here are their immediate successors, the mature in 
years, who, in their strength, are bearing the heat and burden 
of the day ; and here, also, are the younger craftsmen, in the 
bloom of early manhood, desirous of sojourning with us, and 
offering their assistance in the rebuilding of the temple. 

I heartily welcome you all to participate in the duties and 
responsibilities, as well as in the companionship and the 
pleasures of our thirty-first Annual Communication. 

Before entering upon the active business of the session, it 
is our duty, and I trust also our highest pleasure, to make 
acknowledgment to the Most High for the manifold blessings 
which he has showered upon us as a fraternity and as 
individuals. 

We therefore approach the Most Holy Place, 

" With faith and reverence profound, 
The Holy Altar we surround, 
Where always burns our vestal fire, 
That Heaven permits not to expire. 

" Here clasping friendly hand with hand, 
We round the antique relic stand ; 
Religion builded it, and we, 
Rejoicing, its ripe glories see. 

" Masons accepted, free and true ! 
Here let us Virtue's league renew ; 
The feast of friendship celebrate, 
Our lives to honor dedicate. 



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" Let us in adoration bow 
To Him who registers each vow, 
• Glory to God, who reigns above ; 

To all our fellow creatures love." 

Having acknowledged fealty to the Great Source of ail that 
is, it is fitting and api)ropriate for us as Masons, ever loyal to 
the sovereign and government of the country in which we live, 
to express our joy at the long life and continued health of our 
good and gracious Queen, and to give utterance to our gratifi- 
cation that we have entered the fiftieth, or jubilee year of her 
benign reign. Enjoying all those blessings of civil and religious 
liberty which we prize so much, and which are ensured to all 
the subjects of the great empire of which we form a part, we 
must not forget that to the liberty and toleration which have 
been so much fostered during the reign of our glorious 
sovereign, are largely due the prosperity and progress of our 
craft, which, founded upon the broad principles of toleration 
and equal rights, has ever progressed or retrograded in pro- 
portion as these principles have been propagated or opposed. 
Therefore we pray for Victoria 

Long to reign over us, 
Happy and glorious, 
God save the Queen. 

Long may she reign, and long may Masons in every portion of 
the British Empire be able, as is their time-honored custom 
to say, " The Queen and the Craft." But while with pardon- 
able pride we may refer to our nationality, never losing sight 
of the allegiance due to the sovereign of our native land, we 
do not forget that Masonry is ot no country in particular, but is 
cosmopolitan ; and as we meet here to-day, within sound of 
the w.-rking tools of our brethren of Michigan, we rejoice to 
know while we can look at and see the line which divides us 
politically, that masonically there is no such boundary. 

They and we are brethren of the one great family, convers- 
ing in the same symbolic language, kneeling at the same altar, 
and subscribing to the same creed ; and it is with peculiar 
feelings of attachment we of the Grand Lodge of Canada 
welcome, as we now do, the brethren from the State of Michi- 
gan who are with us to-day. We can never forget the kind 
offices of their Grand Master, so readily given, when he per- 
formed the ceremony of Installation of our first and lamented 
Grand Master, the late Col. William Mercer Wilson. 

DEATHS. 

Grateful as we are to the Universal Parent for health and 
strength, and for permission to renew the associations of these 



50 GRAND LOnCiE OF CANADA. 

annual gatherings, we are forcibly reminded by the absence 
of dear brethren, who met with us last year, that the ^avel of 
death is sounding, and that the time may not be far distant 
when our absence will be recorded, when we, too, will have 
passed to the great majority. 

The Grand Master of New Jersey, in referring to the con- 
tinual changes in the composition of Grand Lodges, says : 
" It is an impressive thought, that while for a hundred years 
this Grand Lodge has met in annual session, assembled in 
like manner, and for like purposes, never yet has it been twice 
constituted alike. The rapidly rolling wheels of time are like 
the cars of Juggernaut, relentlessly crushing into dust human 
lives. As every rising sun shines in eyes that never saw the 
light before, so each declining day darkens over features cold 
and stiff and still." 

Since last we met the following members, amongst others 
of this Grand Lodge, have passed that bourne whence no 
traveller returns : R. W, Bro. E. C. Barber, of Ottawa, P. D. 
D. G. M.; R. W. Bro. Robt. Ramsay, of Orillia, Representative 
of the Grand Lodge of Victoria ; and V. VV. Bro. A. K. Ayles- 
worth, Camden East. 

Other Grand Lodges have also their sorrows, and lament 
the loss of brethren of eminence and ability. The Masons of 
Ireland and of Texas have each lost their Grand Master. 
The Grand Lodge of Colon and Cuba has lost its Grand Sec- 
retary and Grand Junior Warden, Vermont its Grand Secre- 
tary, Virginia its Grand Treasurer, and New York several dis- 
tinguished brethren. 

VISITATIONS. 

During the year I have visited the following Lodges : — 
Barton, No. 6 ; Moira, No. ii; King Solomon's, No. 22 ; Ionic, 
No. 25; Strict Observance, No. 27; St. John's, No. 40; 
Wellington, No. 46 ; Acacia, No. 61 ; Va'.ley, No. 100; The 
Belleville, No. 123; Wentworth, No. 166; St. John's, No. 
209a ; Eureka, No. 283 ; Temple. No. 324 ; King Solomon's, 
No. 329 ; Orient, No. 339 ; and Doric, No. 382. 

When visiting Ionic Lodge I was accompanied by R. W. 
Bros. Widdifield and Preston, District Deputy Grand Masters 
of Toronto and St. Lawrence Districts ; R. L. Patterson, 
Grand Senior W'arden ; the Rev. H. W. Davies, Grand 
Chaplain, and others, among whom was our venerable 
brother Kivas Tully, Representative of the Grand Lodge of 
Ireland. On this occasion, in the presence of a very large 
attendance of Master Masons, and forty-three Past Masters, I 
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At Belleville, R. W. Bro. Longmore, D. D. G. AL, and R. 
W. Bros. R. T. Walkem, Donald Ross, Donald McPhie, J. J. 
Mason, and others were with me. We were welcomed by a 
deputation composed of the Masters and Otificers of the three 
Lodges, who, with R. W. Bros. L. H. Henderson, and A, 
McGinnis, made us heartily welcome, and extended to us, 
during our stay, the greatest attention. The meeting at this 
place was a specially interesting one, for, in addition to the 
presentation to W. Bro. Ponton, of an address, expressive of 
the esteem in which he is held, and which was accompanied 
by a handsome Past Master's jewel, I had the great pleasure 
of meeting a brother ninety-two years old, who has been a 
member of the fraternity for seventy years. It was indeed a 
great pleasure to meet him, and to receive the assurance that 
during his long masonic life, he had ever been faithful to his 
obligations, and who, at his advanced age, was still a regular 
attendant at his Lodge. 

Application had bee:n made to me for dispensation to confer 
the Past Master's degree upon this brother, as a reward for his 
long and faithful services. I explained that I had not the 
power to grant the dispensation, but, as a special mark of 
favor, I invited him, during my continuance in the Lodge, to a 
seat in the East, and extended to him the grand honors. 

The occasion of rny visits to King Solomon's Lodge, No. 
22, and to Doric Lodge No. ^82, was the presentation of 
addresses, jewels, etc., to W. Bro. J. Spooner, and W. Bro. 
Thos Irwin. 

The visit to Barton Lodge was a memorable one, not 
only on account of the presentations made, but also on 
arcount of the large attendance of brethren. On that occasion 
there were present with me M. W Bro. Spry, Past Grand 
Master, the R, W. the Deputy Grand Master, the Chairman 
of "Audit and Finance," of "Grievances and Appeals," of 
"The Condition of Masonry," of "Warrants," and of "Jurispru- 
dence," the Grand Senior and Junior Wardens, the Grand 
Treasurer, the Grand Secretary, the D. D. G. M's. of the 
Niagara and Hamilton Districts, R. W. Bro. C. Magill, who 
was president of the Convention of Masons, which resulted in 
the formation of this Grand Lodge, R. W. Bro. Richard Bull, 
the first Senior Grand Warden, R. W. Bros. R. Brierley, J. M. 
Gibson, W. G. Reid and Wm. Gibson, P. D. D. G. M's., B. 
E. Charlton, J. W. Murton and David McLellan, P. G. S. W's., 
R. L. Gunn, E. T. ALilone, and Hugh A. Mackay, P. G. R's., and 
many other Grand and Past Grand Officers, and Past Masters. 
These brethren had assembled to do honor to AL W. Bro. 



52 GRAND LODGK OF CANADA, 

Kloiz, who, for so many years has been Chairman of the Ben- 
evolent Committee of Grand Lodge, and who, in his mother 
Lodge, on its ninetieth anniversary, was presented with the address 
and regaha voted him at our last communication. It must 
have been very gratifying to him to see, among those present, 
his three sons, Past Masters all, rulers in the Craft, worthy 
sons of a worthy sire, while to them it must have been happi- 
ness unspeakable to see their father so honored. At this same 
meeting the Lodges in the Hamilton District presented that 
popular Craftsman R. W. Bro. Gavin Stewart with an address 
and the regalia of a P. D. D. G. M. 

Besides the visitations referred to I attended many 
concerts and conversaziones, and had the pleasure, at one of 
these gatherings, of meeting in the City of Toroiito, Bro. A. 
Pearson, the M. W. the Grand Master of Manitoba, and Bro. 
Thos. Sargant, the Most Excellent Z. of the Grand Chapter of 
Royal Arch Alasons of Canada. In addition to these visita- 
tions by myself, many were made by R. W. Bro. Henry Rob- 
ertson, Deputy Grand Master, and by the D. D. G Masters, 
many of whom report having visited every lodge in their 
respective Districts. 

LODGES OF INSTRUCTION. 

Lodges of instruction have been held as follows : — By the 
D. D. G. M. of the Wilson District, at Ingersoll, on the 12th 
May; by the D. D. G. M. of the Niagara District, at Welhnd, on 
the 1 2th March, and at St. Catharines, on the 28th April; 
by the D. D. G. M. of the London District, at London, on the 
30th March ; by the D. D. G. M. of the Toronto District, at 
Newmarkei, on the 8th of January, 1S86, and at Toronto on 
the 23rd March, 1886; by the D. D. G. M. of the St. Clair 
District, at Bothwell, on the 26th April, at Petrolia, on the 4th 
May, also at Chatham, on the 13th May ; by the D. D. G. M. 
of the Huron District, at Teeswater, on the 13th May, and at 
Clinton on the i8th June; and by the D. D. G. M. of the 
Ontario District at Cobourg, and at Peterboro ; all of which 
were well attended. 

NEW LODGES. 

In accordance with the request of Grand Lodge, I issued a 
dispensation to Naphtali Lodge, Tilbury Centre, in the County 
of Kent, and continued the dispensations to Rodney Lodge, 
Rodney, in the County of Elgin, and Keystone Lodge, Sault 
Ste. Marie, Algoma. 

Dispensations have also been issued for the formation of 
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ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 53 

William, in the District of Algoma ; and Lyn Lodge, Lyn, in 
the County of Leeds. 

AMALGAMATION OF LODGES. 

Negotiations are in progress, and will, I believe, shortly be 
concluded, for the amalgamation of P'aithful Brethren Lodge, 
No. 77, and King Hiram Lodge, No. 89, Lindsay ; and 
Union Lodge, No. 9, and Mount Sinai Lodge, No. 280, 
Napanee. 

WARRANT SURRENDERED. 

During the past year, Dominion Lodge, No. 213, Ridge- 
way, which has not been in active working order for some 
years, surrendered its warrant ; and the books, papers, and 
jewels belonging to the Lodge are in the possession of the 
Grand Secretary. 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES. 

I have made the following appointments of representatives, 
on the recommendation and with the approval of the Grand 
Masters of the Grand Lodges to which they are respectively 
accredited, namely : — AL W. Bro. the Rev. Samuel Pritchard 
Matheson of Winnipeg, near the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, 
in place of M. W. Bro. the Hon. W. N. Kennedy, deceased ; 
W. Bro. John Rennie, of Savannah, near the Grand Lodge of 
Indian Territory, in place of AL W. Bro., the Rev. J. S. Mur- 
row, resigned ; ^L W. Bro. John P. Jordan, of Seattle, near 
the Grand Lodge of Washington Territory, in the place of M. 
W. Bro. O. P. Lacey, deceased ; and the following appoint- 
ment has been made, with my approval, of a representative 
near this Grand Lodge, namely : — R. W. Bro. John Walsh, of 
Ottawa, for the Grand Lodge of the United States of Colom- 
bia, in place of M. W. Bro. A. Bernard, deceased. 

SPECIAL COM.MUNICATIONS. 

The following special communications were held during 
the past year, namely : — 

At Smith's Falls, on the 13th July, 1885, when the corner 
stone of a Methodist Church was laid by R. W. Bro. Wm. 
Rea, P. D. D. G. ^L 

At Marmora, on the 15th July, 1885, when the cornerstone 
of a new ^lasonic Hall was laid by R. W. Bro. Arthur 
McGinnis, P. D. D. G. AL 

At Gravenhurst, on the i6th November, 1885, when Golden 
Rule Lodge, No. 409 was constituted, dedicated and conse- 
crated by R. W. Bro. Robt. King, D. D. G. M. 



54 GRAND L0D(;E of CANADA, 

At Frankford, on the 29th November, 1885, when the new 
lodge room of Franck Lodge No. 127 was dedicated 
and consecrated by R. W. Bro. R. W. Longmore, D. D. 
G. M. 

At Tamworth, on the i8th December, 1885, when Lome 
Lodge, No. 404, was constituted, dedicated, and consecrated 
by R. W. Bro. R. VV. Longmore, D. D. G. M. 

At Essex Centre, on the 20th Jannary, 1886, when the new 
lodge room of Central Lodge, No. 402, was dedicated and 
consecrated by R. W. Bro. John Sinclair, D. D. G. M. 

At Midland, on the 4th June, 1886, when the new lodge 
room of Caledonian Lodge, No. 249, was dedicated and con- 
secrated by R. VV. Bro. Robt. King, D. D. G. M. 

At Jarvis, on the i8th June, 1886, when the corner stone 
of Knox Presbyterian Church was laid by myself. 

At St. Thomas, on the 24th June, 1886, when the new 
lodge room of St. David's Lodge, No. 302, was dedicated and 
consecrated by R. W. Bro. John Simpson, D. D. G. M. 

And at Toronto, on the same day, when the new lodge room 
of Orient Lodge, No. 339, was dedicated and consecrated by 
myself 

FINANCE 

The receipts and expenditures of Grand Lodge for the year 
ending 31st May, 1886, were: — 

Receipts. 

From Lodges $13,508 75 

Interest on Investments 2,973 34 

$16,482 09 

Expenditure. 

General Purposes $ 5.831 64 

Benevolence 10,085 °o 

15,916 64 

Cash Capital of Grand Lodge $68,959 94 

The receipts from Lodges are less by exactly $50.00 than 
they were during the preceding year, but there is a falling off 
in the gross expenditure also, the net gain for the year just 
ended being $565.45. 

BENEVOLENCE. 

Besides the large amounts given by individual Masons, 
which are never recorded, and by Lodges, many of whom set 
aside a fixed percentage of their gross receipts to be expended 
in benevolence, this Grand Lodge has dispensed during the 
year ten thousand and eighty-five dollars. The pressing 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 6886. 55 

necessities of 36 brethren, 272 widows, and 41 orphans, have 
been materially relieved. It is cause for regret that there are 
SO many needing assistance, and cause for rejoicing that you 
have the ability and the inclination to aid them. I again urge 
you, brethren, to give to those who are calling for assistance 
as largely as your means will permit. Several applicants for 
the first time seek relief. One is eighty years of age, the 
widow of a past grand officer, who has been dead for many 
years ; though in straitened circumstances, she has never 
before appealed to you, but with wonderful independence has 
supported herself. Advanced age and failing health compel 
her to make her necessities known. I refer hers, and every 
other deserving case to you, confident that they will be care- 
fully considered. While you are disbursing the surplus funds 
of Grand Lodge among the worthy poor, who to a great 
extent are dependent on your bounty, it is gratifying to know 
that as Lodges and individuals the Masons of Canada have 
found other channels in which to give practical proof of their 
largeheartedness. It has come to my knowledge (and doubt- 
less there are many similar cases) that a Lodge has adopted the 
son of a deceased brother, and has determined that the 
intention of the father before his death that his son should be 
properly educated shall be carried out. The young man, who 
gave promise of great ability, was at the time of his father's 
death attending a high school, and had the Lodge not assumed 
this obligation, would have had to relinquish his studies. The 
lodge assumed the responsibility, and who can foretell the 
result ? One thing is certain : that the Lodge assuming this 
trust is composed of the right material, and is bound to 
succeed. 

Early in the year I received a communication from a 
worthy brother, a merchant in one of our cities, stating that it 
was his desire to adopt a child, and that he would prefer a 
Mason's child. Having a personal acquaintance with this 
brother, and a confident belief from his character and standing 
that any child adopted by him would be taken to his heart as 
well as to his home, and carefully reared and educated, I 
forwarded his letter to the chairman of the Committee on 
Benevolence, with a request that he would ascertain whether 
among the orphans, who are to a certain extent the wards of 
Grand Lodge, there was one of suitable age, whose guardian 
would in his or her interests, consent to the adoption. After 
considerable correspondence such a child was found, and has 
been lawfully adopted. The home of that dear brother has in 
it now a little fairy form, a blessing to himself and wife, and 
as far as human foresight can determine, the support, educa- 



56 GRANT) LODGE OF CANADA."] 

tion, and happiness of the little darling have been secured. 
Every Lodge cannot afford to educate a deceased brother's 
child, neither can every brother adopt one, but all can do 
something. 

It was my pleasing duty a week ago to forward to 
Vancouver the sum of fifty dollars, being the donation of St. 
John's Lodge No. 75, Toronto, to destitute Masons. This to 
some may seem a very small amount, but if it is in proportion 
to the ability to give, will be acknowledged and credited as 
surely as was the widow's mite. 

INFRINGEMENT OF JURISDICTION. 

I regret to inform you that the jurisdiction of a sister Grand 
Lodge has been infringed upon by one of our Lodges. The 
case is a peculiar one, and brings up the question of the per- 
petual jurisdiction of Lodges over candidates who apply for 
initiation. It appears that a candidate applied to, and was 
rejected by North Star Lodge, at Ashland, in the State of 
Massachusetts, on the 8th May, 1884, and that on the 20th 
April in the following year he made application to Doric 
Lodge No. 382, Hamilton, and a month later was balloted for, 
accepted and initiated. The Grand Master of Massachusetts, 
to whom the Lodge at Ashland complained, has decided that 
according to the Constitution of that Grand Lodge, as North 
Star Lodge had not relinquished jurisdiction, the initiate was 
a clandestine Mason ; that the conferring of the degrees upon 
him without the consent and recommendation of the Master, 
Wardens, and at least three members of Ashland Lodge, and 
the approval of the Grand Master, deprives him of the right 
to visit any Lodge in that jurisdiction, and all recognition as a 
Mason. This Grand Lodge does not subscribe to the per- 
petual jurisdiction theory, but permits the initiation of candi- 
dates after a residence of one year. It does not appear that 
the candidate was initiated contrary to the requirements of 
our constitution as to residence, but that his petition, on the 
date on which he signed it, falsely stated that he had not been 
rejected by any other Lodge within twelve months. He states 
that it is seven years since he first came to Canada, and during 
all that time his business headquarters have been Hamilton, 
but that owning real estate in Ashland, Mass., where his wife 
on account of ill-health continued to reside until her death, 
some three years ago, he regarded that place as his home, and 
when he wished to join Masonry forwarded his petition from 
Canada to that place. He states that he did not knowingly 
sign a statement that more than a year had elapsed between 
the date of the petitions. It is stated, that upon being in- 



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formed of his rejection, he boasted that he would be a Mason, 
even if he had to go to Australia to get the degrees, and that 
he could be made a Mason in Canada He denies those 
statements, claiming that he was entirely misunderstood ; that 
his disappointment was great, and his desire to become a 
Mason not lessened by his rejection, and that he stated, not 
boastingly, but explanatory of his great desire, that he would 
even go as far as Australia if he had assurance that his wish 
would be gratified, and that he did not mean to convey the 
impression that he would secure admission in spite of the 
Ashland brethren. I agree with the Grand Master of Massa- 
chusetts that it is to be regretted that the constitutional pro- 
visions regulating rejected applicants are not uniform, and that 
as between Lodges, it would prove beneficial, if when an appli- 
cant comes suddenly into a community after a residence of 
several years elsewhere and knocks at the door of Masor.ry, 
the officers of the Lodge w-ere to seek information from the 
Lodge nearest the applicant's former residence as to 
the fitness of the applicant to receive the benefits of the 
order. In this case, however, the initiate did not come sud- 
denly into the community, but had been regarded by many 
who know him in Hamilton, and who have known him for 
years, as a resident. After an examination of the brother, and 
at his request, I have determined to submit his case to Grand 
Lodge, and have referred all the papers to the Board of 
General Purposes, before whom he desires to appear. 

APPEALS. 

In April of last year. Brother John Harrison was charged in 
King Solomon's Lodge No. 22, with being a person unfit to 
retain his connection with his lodge, or with the Masonic frater- 
nity, the ground of unfitness being that he was an Agnostic, a 
Secularist and a Freethinker, and being such, that he held 
religious views and opinions not consistent with the doctrines 
and principles of Freemasonry, On this charge he was tried 
and found guilty, and suspended. Having appealed against 
the punishment inflicted by his Lodge, his case was considered 
by the Board of General Purposes, who after reviewing the 
evidence, and examining him further, and hearing him in explan- 
ation, reported recommending that his suspension be removed, 
and that he be restored to good standing in his Lodge. The 
report was not adopted by Grand Lodge, the case being referred 
to me for such further enquiry and action as I might deem 
proper. I regret having to report to Grand Lodge, that the 
brother has failed to convince me that his suspension ought to 
be removed, and he restored to good standing in his Lodge. 



58 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

I regard this case as the most important one that has ever 
been considered by this grand body. 

Masonry is tolerant. " Let a man's religion or mode of 
worship be what it may, he is not e.xcluded from the order, 
provided he believe in the Great Architect of the Universe, 
and practice the sacred duties of morality." Masonry is toler- 
ant, but there is no place in Masonry for the stupid atheist, or 
the irreligious libertine. Masonry is tolerant, and will 
never admit the right of any .man to persecute his 
brother man for his opinion, but there are certain land- 
marks which cannot be changed, the most important being 
the belief in God, and the immortality of the soul. There can 
be no doubt upon this question, for this Grand Lodge has over 
and over again shown its adherence to this landmark. 

In 1877, when the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother 
Weller, informed Grand Lodge that on account of the Grand 
Orient of France having expunged from its constitution this 
landmark, he had withdrawn the credentials of our representa- 
tive. Grand Lodge eniphatically declared that we could not 
continue to recognize it as a Masonic body. 

In 1884, seven years afterwards, Grand Master Spry, in his 
address referring to the several Grand Lodges in Europe, with 
whom we are not in fraternal relations, used the following 
strong language : " The Grand Orient of France has changed 
its constitution several times, to conform to the political, social- 
istic and atheistic ideas of that country, and in 1876 severed 
itself entirely from the Freemasonry of all English speaking 
bodies, by striking from its constitution the clause affirming 
the existence of a Supreme Being and the immortality of the 
soul. The Grand Orient of Belgium and the Grand Orient of 
Holland have followed the pernicious example of France, and 
have struck from their constitution the clause affirming the 
existence of God, the Great Architect of the Universe, and 
have thus placed themselves outside the pale of legitimate 
Freemasonry." Grand Lodge again expressed its adherence to 
this landmark, and concurred in the strictures passed upon 
these grand bodies by the Grand Master, declaring that though 
Masonry was not religion, it was allied with, and could not be 
divorced from it. 

Again, last year, the Board of General Purposes, when 
reporting upon the decisions alluded to by the Grand Master, 
specially commended those relating to the confession of faith 
required from candidates for admission to our order, and Grand 
Lodge, by the adoption of the report, declared that, " In this 
age of skepticism and unbelief, it cannot be too plainly 



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asserted that the Grand Lodge of Canada will admit none 
within the portals of our Lodges, nor continue the privileges ot 
Freemasonry to any who do not acknowledge their belief in 
God, that He has revealed His will to m^n in the volume of 
the Sacred Law, which we recognize as the first of the three 
great lights of Masonry, and the One to rule and govern our 
faith, and that God will certainly punish vice and reward 
virtue ; that men who claim a right to disbelieve, or at all 
events doubt the existence of God, or to doubt that there will 
be a future life of rewards and punishments, have no right to 
approach our altars — no footing on the floor of our Lodges. 
That it was worse than mockery to recommend the volume 
of the Sacred Law to such men, or charge them to consider it 
the unerring standard of truth and justice, and to regulate 
their actions by the divine precepts which it contains, or to 
admonish them that therein they will be taught the important 
duties they owe to their God, to their neighbor, and to them- 
selves." 

In addition to these evidences that belief in God and the 
immortality of the soul is a fundamental principle with us, I 
quote from our constitution that portion of our funeral service 
relating thereto : " This evergreen is an emblem of our faith in 
the immortality of the soul. By it we are reminded of our 
high and glorious destiny beyond the world of shadows, and 
that there dwells within our tabernacle of clay an imperishable 
and immortal spirit, which the grave shall never receive, and 
over which death has no dominion." 

Listen, my brethren. Does Bro. Harrison beHeve in "the 
Great Architect of the Universe, the Almighty and Most Mer- 
ciful God, in whom we live and move and have our being, the 
Eternal Being, in whose holy name our convocations are 
assembled ?" He says, " I believe in God, not necessarily a 
personal God, but I use the term ' God ' because it is the term 
generally used ; it might, however, be expressed by any other 
name." 

Does Bro. Harrison believe in the immortality of the soul ? 
Listen ! He says, " I hope that the soul of man is immortal, 
but not having any actual knowledge on the subject, I cannot 
say that I believe it." 

Does Bro. Harrison believe in a future life of rewards and 
punishments ? He says, " I hope there is a future life of 
reward and punishment, but having no actual knowledge, I 
cannot say that I believe it." 

Bro. Harrison says that he believes that the will of God is 
revealed in the Bible, as far as it goes, but that the Bible does 



6o GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

not contain the whole of (iod's revealed will, and is not appli- 
cable to the intelligence of the present day, and that it is not 
the unerring standard of truth and justice. 

Admitting that he is an Agnostic, a Secularist, and a Free- 
thinker, he defines an Agnostic as one who is honest enough 
to admit that he does not know what, under the present condition 
of human knowledge, is impossible to be known. That 
though a Secularist, he does not believe in the secularization 
of the Sabbath, and does not hold himself responsible for the 
nine demands of liberalism. That though a Freethinker, he 
is not an unbeliever, nor one who discards revelation. While 
I would be among the first to defend Bro. Harrison from 
intolerant persecution, believing, with the members of the last 
year's Board of General Purposes, that he honestly holds the 
views and opinions he expressed to me, still, I regard the 
holding of these views as fatal to his continuance in 
membership. 

A suspended Mason, who does not believe in a personal 
God, who cannot say that he believes in the immortality of the 
soul, or in a future life of rewards and punishments, and who 
believes that our first great light, the Bible, is inapplicable 
to the intelligence of the present day, should not, in my 
opinion, be restored to good standing in Masonry. I there- 
fore deem it my duty not to interfere with the action of the 
Lodge. 

PEQUONGA LODGE, RAT PORTAGE. 

My attention having been directed to the existence, in the 
town of Rat Portage, of a Lodge holding a warrant from the 
Grand Lodge of Manitoba, I opened a correspondence with 
the Most Worshipful the Grand Master of that Province, 
pointing out that said Lodge was located in the territory which 
had lately been decided to be within the Province of Ontario, 
expressing the hope that, with his approval, application would 
be made by the brethren composing that Lodge, for a warrant 
from this Grand Lodge, and that the present warrant would 
be surrendered, and requesting his good ofiices. The Grand 
Master, I am glad to say, replied in the most friendly and 
brotherly manner, informing me that he had laid my commun- 
ication before the Board of General Purposes, and that the 
following resolution had been passed : " That this Board 
admits that Pequonga Lodge, No. 22, is now outside the terri- 
torial jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba." He at 
the same time informed me that the Board expressed the 
greatest fraternal good will towards this Grand Lodge, and 
did not wish to do anything that would in any way mar the 



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present pleasant and most satisfactory relations existing, but 
did not deem it necessary to pass any furthur resolution in 
view of the fact that Pequonga Lodge had drafted a petition 
to be forwarded by him to this Grand Lodge. 

The petition has arrived, and I regret to inform you, is not 
a petition for a warrant, but for your consent to permit the 
Lodge and the territory which it has heretofore had jurisdiction 
over, to remain under the authority of the Grand Lodge of 
Manitoba. 

The reasons advanced in favor of the petition are that at 
the time the warrant was issued, Rat Portage, where the lodge 
is situated, was in the territory in dispute between the Gov- 
ernments of Ontario and Manitoba ; that the members have 
a great interest in the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, one of them 
being Junior Warden of that Grand Lodge ; that the Past 
Masters who at present are members of that Grand Lodge, 
would on the surrender of the warrant lose their mem- 
bership there, without being accorded membership in the 
Grand Lodge of Canada ; that it is more convenient to trans- 
act Masonic business with the Grand Secretary, at Winnipeg, 
than with the Grand Secretary, at Hamilton ; that the Grand 
Lodge of Manitoba permits the working of the York Work, 
which the Grand Lodge of Canada does not permit ; and 
that the expense would be considerable. 

The request that this Grand Lodge should concede Masonic 
authority over any portion of its territory to another Grand 
Lodge should not be entertained. It is clearly the duty of 
the brethren at Rat Portage to remove all possible cause of 
contention by affiliating with the Grand Lodge of their 
Province, where they have the assurance they would be heartily 
•welcomed. The question of expense can be met by the 
issuance of a warrant without cost to the Lodge, and conces- 
sion might be made that Past Masters would be 
admitted to membership in this Grand Lodge. The other 
objections should not be entertained. 

DISTINGUISHED VISITORS. 

I was delighted to receive intimation from the 
Grand Master of Manitoba, M. W. Bro. Alfred Pearson, and 
from the Past Grand Master of Illinois, M. W. Bro. Theodore 
T. Gurney, of their intention to be present at this communica- 
tion. Their presence reminds me of a very pleasant trip 
during the pasc summer. While at the City of Winnipeg, I 
had the honor of calling upon M. W. Bro. Forrest, then 
Grand Master, the present Grand Master being then Deputy 



62 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

Grand Master, and our friend R. W. Bro. Scott, Grand Secre- 
tary, from whom, as well as from other brethren, I received as 
your representative special kindness and attention. At Chicago I 
waited upon Bro. Gurney, who unfortunately was at the time 
confined to his home by a serious illness. His presence to- 
day restored to health is matter for congratulation, and I am 
sure you join me in the hope that his great ability will still be 
given to the fraternity, and that he will be long spared to con 
tinue his visits to his Canadian brethren. 

REDISTRIBUTION OF DISTRICTS. 

In accordance with the recommendation of the Board of 
General Purposes adopted by Grand Lodge, the question of 
the rearrangement or re-distribution of Districts, was referred 
by me to the members of the Committee on the Condition of 
Masonry, with R. W. Bro. J. S. Dewar, of London, added. 
Before the committee had completed its labors one of the 
members, R. W. Bro. Robert Ramsay, died, thus creating a 
vacancy on the committee and on the Board of General Pur- 
poses. I appointed in his place R. \V. Bro. K. Plant, of 
Ottawa. 

The report, which has been been printed and distributed to 
the Lodges by the Grand Secretary, will be presented to you, 
and, as agreed to at last session, wall be dealt with during this 
communication. 

I am personally aware of the great pains taken by the mem- 
bers of this committee to gather information and ascertain 
the views of Lodges and brethren. Circular letters were 
issued to the District Deputy Grand Masters and their pre- 
decessors, to all the members of the Board, and other mem- 
bers of Grand Lodge, and to the Worshipful Master of every 
Lodge in the jurisdiction, from whom many suggestions were 
received. I am sure that you will all agres that the labor of 
the committee has been enormous, and that its members are 
deserving of the highest pr.nise for the time and attention 
given to this important subject. The report is an admirable 
one, and I bespeak for it your most serious consideration. 

REVISION OF THE CONSTITUTION. 

As requested by motion duly carried at the last meeting of 
Grand Lodge, I appointed a committee composed of M. W. 
Bros. Daniel Spry and Otto Klotz, and R. W, Bro. Henry 
Robertson, to revise the Constitution. You are already aware 
of the result. The report having been printed and distributed, 
is in itself the proof of the indefatigable labor of its members. 
Instead of revising the one now in ^force, the committee 



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inform you that they determined upon a plan for a new Con- 
stitution, and you cannot too strongly mark your approbation 
of the attention given to this important subject by the com- 
mittee. The alterations proposed are important, involving a 
change in the name of the Grand Lodge, in its elective officers, 
and in the composition of the members of the Board of 
General Purposes, and defining the powers and prerogatives of 
the Grand Master, and the powers and duties of the District 
Deputy Grand Masters. Many new provisions are added, and 
old ones altered and eliminated ; all of which I advise you to 
seriously consider during the coming year, so that when, at the 
next communication, they come before you for adoption, you will 
be able to bring to their consideration your matured judgment. 

APPLICATION FOR REMOVAL OF SUSPENSION. 

I have received from Bro. M. Morris, 13 Cameron Street, 
Toronto, a letter praying that his suspension for unmasonic con- 
duct be removed. Bro. Morris was one of those suspended for 
being connected with the so-called Grand Lodge of Ontario. 
In his letter he says : " I soon saw the folly of my action, and 
for some years have withdrawn from the movement. I will 
not attempt to justify myself. And I am puzzled now to think 
how I ever allowed myself to be persuaded to join in a move- 
ment which, in my heart, I condemned." The applicant is an 
old Mason, having been made in Antiquity Lodge, Montreal, 
twenty-seven years ago. A reference to the proceedings of 1876 
shows that he was suspended by edict of Grand Master J. K. 
Kerr, and his case with others referred to a commission, the 
members of which were R. W. Bros. T- E. Harding, T. C. 
^L'lcnabb and Chauncey Bennett, who reported recommending 
that the suspension of Bro. ?^Iorris, and four others, be con- 
tinued for one year. Owing to the circumstance, that he 
continued his connection with the spurious body, his suspen- 
sion has never been removed. Having, in addition to the 
letter referred to, expressed to me deep contrition for his con- 
duct, and given assurance that if restored he will ever continue 
loyal to this Grand Lodge, I recommend that his suspension 
be removed, and that he be restored to the status of an unaf- 
filiated Mason in good standing. 

CARDINAL TASCHEREAU'S MANDEMENT. 

I have been in some doubt whether or not I ought to notice 
a document recently made public by an eminent and venerable 
dignitary of the Roman Catholic Church in Quebec. Masonry 
does not need defense against ordinary assailants, but the 
document in question is so unjust, its statements are so un- 



64 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

warranted by facts, and its author occupies so high a position, 
that, after mature consideration, I have concluded that I 
should not let it pass in silence. Though promulgated by 
His Eminence, Cardinal Taschereau, the paper was adopted 
by all the Roman Catholic bishops of Quebec ; and I believe 
that the portion referring to Masonry had the sanction of the 
Sovereign Pontiff. Among other things, it says that the 
Masonic body is " a society of irreligious men, banded together 
under an organization and by horrible oaths, under the secret 
guidance of invisible leaders, for the purpose of making war 
upon the Church and upon society, and for resuscitating 
paganism, under the specious pretext of establishing liberty, 
equality and fraternity throughout the world." 

You, brethren, do not need to be told that this characteri- 
zation of Masonry is cruelly unjust. That we might not 
appear in the eyes of the world to assent for a moment to such 
injurious and unwarranted assertions, I have thought it my 
duty, not with any desire to enter into controversy, but wish- 
ing simply to protest against the wrong done our Order, to say 
that the aims and teaching of Masonry are pure and peace- 
able. We place the word of God before the neophyte. We 
ask him to accept it as his guide, to reverence it as the sure 
revelation of Divine will, to seek its counsel, and to obey its 
precepts. Tolerant of other men's views, we demand that all 
Masons shall profess faith in the Supreme Being, in the 
immortality of the soul, and in a state of future rewards and 
punishments. Our counsels tend to peace, brotherly love and 
charity. To aid the widow and the orphan, to succor those in 
distress, to help those who need counsel or assistance — these 
are our duties. 

We give respect and obedience to the constituted authori- 
ties, strive to promote order, and love our most gracious Sov- 
ereign. The best and the greatest of men have been Masons. 
The illustrious heir to the British throne is the Grand Master 
of the United Grand Lodge of England, and men, the fore- 
most in arts, in literature, in arms, in the state, and in the 
church, are his brethren and ours. 

I dare not say that a bad man may not be a Mason, but I 
am very bold in saying that a good Mason cannot be a bad 
man. I regret that Cardinal Taschereau should have been so 
ill informed respecting Masonry, as to prepare and publish the 
document in question. 

CONCLUSION. 

Brethren : Two years ago you entrusted to my hand the 
gavel, emblem of power, receiving frond me a solemn promise 



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that I would in all things conscientiously discharge the im- 
portant duties of chief ruler in the Craft, and Grand Master of 
this Most Worshipful Grand Lodge. The time approaches 
when I shall restore it to you ; but before doing so, I desire 
gratefully to acknowledge my indebtedness to the officers of 
Grand Lodge, to all of whom I am under deep obligation for 
assistance and advice given whenever called for, and I 
especially name in this connection Right Worshipful Brothers 
Henry Robertson, Deputy Grand Master, and J. J. Mason, 
Grand Secretary ; but not only to the officers do I express my 
gratitude, but to every member of this Grand Lodge, and to 
every Mason throughout the jurisdiction. The honor con- 
ferred upon me last year, when by an almost unanimous vote 
you expressed renewed confidence in me, will never be for- 
gotten, I have to the best of my ability conducted the affairs 
of this Grand Lodge. The labor has been great, but I am 
far more than recompensed in the knowledge that when my 
successor shall have been elected and installed, and enters 
upon the duties of his ofifice, I will retire secure in the affec- 
tion and esteem of my brethren. 

HUGH MURRAY, 

Gra?id Master. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, seconded by 
M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, and 

Resolved, — That the address of the W. M. the Grand Master be re- 
ferred to the Board of General Purposes to repdrt thereon. 

REPORTS OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, seconded 
by R. W. Bro. R. W. Longmore, and 

Resolved, — That the reports from the various District Deputy Grand 
Masters be received, considered as read, and referred to the Board of 
General Purposes. 

ST. CLAIR DISTRICT. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Gratid Lodge of A. F. and A. M. of 
Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — I have the honor 
to submit my report for the Masonic year 1 885-1 886, on the 
condition of Masonry in the St. Clair District. 

My District, as you will see from the report on the re-distribu- 
tion of Districts, is a very large one, comprising 31 Lodges 



66 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

scattered over a large area of country. Although suffering 
from ill health since September last, and having long distances 
to travel, I am pleased to say that I have visited all of the 
Lodges once and six of them a second time. In September last 
the (irand Secretary forwarded me the dispensation for Naphtali 
Lodge at Tillniry Centre, which was opened on Sept. 22nd. 
The Brethren have a very nice and comfortable hall, hand- 
somely furnished. I feel satisfied from the energy and 
perseverance of the officers appointed by the Grand Master, 
that this Lodge will give a good account of itself. On the 
19th of January last I took occasion to visit this Lodge a 
second time, and conferred the third degree on two Candidates. 
I had the pleasure of installing the officers of nine Lodges in 
my District, and I believe that in every case the officers will 
do themselves credit in their respective positions. I had the 
pleasure of dedicating a beautiful new Masonic Hall at Essex 
Centre, and installing the officers of Central Lodge, No. 402, 
on Jany. 20th, and was ably assisted by R. VV. Bro. E. Allworth, 
P. D. D. G. M., and other brethren from the neighbouring 
Lodges. A very large number were present on this occasion. 
This Lodge has one of the finest halls in the District, I also 
dedicated the Masonic Halls of Leamington Lodge, No. 290, 
and of Leopold Lodge, No. 397. On the 24th and 25th of 
March I visited Windsor Lodge, No. 403, and Great Western 
Lodge, No. 47, where I received a most fraternal welcome, 
and I assure you that the brethren of Windsor will extend the 
same fraternal greeting to all the brethren attending Grand 
Lodge there in July. •! had the pleasure of meeting R. W. 
Bro. Mason, Grand Secretary, on this occasion. I was also 
pleased to meet a large number of brethren from Detroit, 
showing the friendly and fraternal feeling that exists between 
us as Masons although under different governments. 

On the occasion of my second visit to Bothwell on April 
1 6th, I held a Lodge of instruction, especially for the benefit 
of this Lodge, w^hich, I am sorry to say, has not been working 
well for some time. In this I was ably assisted by the brethren 
of Florence Lodge, No. 390, who kindly exemplified the v.-ork 
in the three degrees, it being done very correctly. I may be 
permitted to indulge the hope that after the meeting of Grand 
Lodge, Bothwell Lodge will be placed on a better footing than 
at present, by being restored to its former standing. At one 
time this was one of the best working Lodges in the St. Clair 
District. I also held a Lodge of instruction in the Town of 
Petrolia on May 4th, the Lodges to the north of the District 
being well represented. The first andP second degrees w^ere 
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evening. The brethren who exempHfied the different degrees 
did the work very correctly. This was the largest Masonic 
meeting ever held in Petrolia. I was much pleased to have pres- 
ent with us Bro. the Rev. W. Henderson, District Chaplain, and 
Bros. Beamer and Hayhurst. I also held a Lodge of instruc- 
tion in the town of Chatham on May 13th, where I had the 
pleasure of meeting the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, 
who received a very friendly greeting from the brethren of 
Chatham. The southern portion of the District was well 
represented, a large number being present from Windsor and 
many other places. The first and second degrees were exempli- 
fied in the afternoon and the third degree in the evening. The 
brethren who kindly exemplified the work did it very correctly. 
Before the Lodge closed the ^L W. the Grand Master addressed 
the brethren, complimenting them on the able and correct man- 
ner in which the work was performed, and giving explanations on 
different portions of the work. I granted a number of dis- 
pensations to Lodges to appear clothed as Masons to attend 
Divine Service and for other purposes, and the fees for the 
same have been duly accounted for. 

In obedience to the command of the Great Architect of the 
universe, many of our esteemed brethren have been called from 
labor to rest. The number that have been reported to me are the 
following, namely : W. Bro. J. Elias Durham, P. M. of Petrolia 
Lodge, No. 194, and Secretar)- at the time of his death and 
for several years previous. Died July 6th, 1885. In Bro. 
Durham we have lost a good citizen, a good Mason, and his 
place cannot be easily filled. 

Bro. E. H. Coryell, a member of Petrolia Lodge, No. 194, 
who was a very enthusiastic Mason and a good citizen, died 
Aug. 24th, 1885. 

Bro. John Watson, a member of Great Western Lodge, No. 
47, died Oct. 12th, 1885. 

Bro. W. J. S. Holwell, S. W. of Parvaim Lodge, No. 395, 
died Dec. 25th, 1885. 

Bro. Henry Pye, Treasurer of Burns Lodge, No. 153, 
died June 5th, 1886. 

Bro. Robert Murray, a member of Pnyx Lodge, No. 312, 
died June 15th, 1886. 

I am pleased to report that no complaints of a serious 
nature have been brought before me. Some few complaints 
of a trifling nature have come to my notice, and when I had 
an opportunity to talk to the brethern I succeeded in effecting 



68 GRANU LODGK OF CANADA. 

an amicable settlement. If tjrcthrcn would try and i)ractice 
those excellent precejjts which Masonry teaches us, they would 
be more careful and not carry those trifling matters into the 
Lodges and make it unpleasant to others as well as themselves. 
However, I am pleased to say that peace and harmony prevail 
throughout the St. Clair District. 

In examining the Lodge Books during my official visits, I 
found them fairly kept, and most of the Lodges supplied with 
the necessary books. In many Lodges I have found that 
large amounts of unpaid dues are on their books. I have 
urged on the Masters the necessity of collecting the dues 
closely and promptly I have found that Lodges that will not 
allow any of their members to get in arrears more than eigh- 
teen months or two years, without suspending them, are in a 
prosperous condition, with money in the treasury and a good 
attendance at their Lodge meetings, while those who do not, 
have little money and small attendance. 

Among the Lodges of my District the opinion seems to 
prevail that the Grand Lodge dues should be reduced. I 
think, considering the large amount in the treasury of the 
Grand Lodge, that if the dues were reduced from 50 to 25 
cents yearly, and the Lodges were to form a fund with the 
other 25 cents per member, they would have the means of 
supplying the wants of any destitute brother, or the widows or 
orphans of brethren of whom there are some amongst us. As 
the matter now stands these wants are in a great many cases 
supplied by private subscriptions. 

While holding the Lodges of instructions above referred to, 
and on my official visits, I endeavoured to correct any errors 
that I observed, as well as to point out and explain all those 
corrections which were made in the work. 

I take this opportunity of thanking R. W. Bro. Mason, Grand 
Secretary, for his promptness and courtesy in answering all 
communications and giving his advice whenever required. 

I also thank M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, for his kindness in 
giving his opinions so promptly on several parts of the work. 

In conclusion I desire to express my sincere thanks to the 
brethren of each and every Lodge in the St. Clair District for 
the many acts of kindness I received during my official visits, 
and for the liberal and generous manner they contributed 
towards my travelling expenses and personal comfort. Es- 
pecially to R. W. Bros. T. C. Macnab of Chatham, E. AUworth 
of Kingsville, W. F. Miller of Walkerville, and W. Bro. J. A. 
C. Anderson of Ridgetown, for assistance rendered and 
attention show-n while visiting the Lodges in their respective 



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localities. I assure you that I have spent one of the pleasantest 
years of my life amongst the brethren of the St. Clair District. 
I hope that the same peace and prosperity that have marked 
the St. Clair District in the past will continue in the future. 
All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

John Sinclair, 

Petrolia, July 3rd, 1S86. D. D. G. M., St. Clair District. 



LONDON DISTRICT. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers a?id Metn- 
bers of the Grand Lodge of A. F. &> A. M. of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — In accordance 
with the requirements of the constitution of Grand Lodge, I 
beg to submit my report on the condition of Masonry in the 
London District. 

This District comprises forty warranted Lodges, and one 
working U. D. Each of these Lodges I have visited oliicially 
during my term of office, and instructed the officers and mem- 
bers in the work and the routine of the degrees authorized by 
the Grand Lodge These instructions have been thankfully 
received by the officers and members upon every occasion, 
their whole desire being to get the correct work, to know it 
properly, and to render it effectively. 

In making my official visits, I find that a large majority of 
the Lodges in the District are in a very prosperous condition, 
presided over by bright, enthusiastic Masons— men well 
skilled in the work, and who have the interest and well-being 
of their respective Lodges at heart, and who appear thoroughly 
to understand the duties of their office. 

I also find a number of Lodges in the District in a very 
unhealthy condition ; the attendance is poor, and the officers, 
as a general lule, are very imperfect in the work, and I am 
sorry to say that they attribute their lack of knowledge to the 
fact that they have never received an official visit from a D. D. 
G. M. for a number of years to instruct them in the correct 
work. In proof of this statement I find that five Lodges in 
the District have never received an official visit from a D. D. 
G. M. for a period of five years, four Lodges for a period of 
six years, one Lodge for a period of seven years, two Lodges 
for a period of eight years, and one Lodge for a period of 
ten years. Now I hold that sucli neglect is wrong and ought 
to be guarded against as much as possible, because if allowed 
to go on unchecked, it will not only damage the order and 



70 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

prevent a uniformity in the work, but it will eventually be the 
means of striking the death blow to several Lodges in the 
District. The redistribution of the Districts is a step in the 
right direction, and if adopted by the Grand Lodge, will tend 
to remedy this evil to a certain extent. It meets with my 
hearty approval, but it is not sufficient to effect a perfect cure. 

I therefore recommend that some scheme be devised by 

Grand Lodge to prevent such neglect in the future, in fact, 
duty and the well being of the Order demand it. I admit 
that this is pretty strong language to use, but nevertheless it is 
true, and if we are sincere in our profession, and love free- 
masonry for its own inherent graces, and not for the glamour 
of its idle show, great name, stately rank, and glittering 
decorations, we shall rejoice to be at once reminded of our 
higher duties and warned against passing imperfections. The 
truest of all philosophers, is he who seeks not to please but to 
instruct, not to gratify but to edify, and he is the soundest of 
Masonic teachers, in my humble opinion, who does not wink 
at what is wrong, but speaks out clearly, freely, manfully, 
honestly, face to face, and heart to heart, for the well being of 
our common order, and the elevation of an honorable 
brotherhood. 

For the good of the order I deemed it my duty to impress 
upon the officers and members of every Lodge in the District, 
the necessity of a strict adherence to the constitution as laid 
down by Grand Lodge, for the government of Masons m the 
election of Masters and Wardens of Lodges ; that all prefer- 
ment among Masons should be grounded upon real worth and 
personal merit only ; and that every Master elect should be 
presented to a board of installed Masters for examination as 
to his proficiency in the work, prior to his installation into the 
chair of the Lodge. This is the only way in which we can 
ever expect to have bright Masons, able and efficient workmen, 
and a perfect uniformity in the work. 

Although the black ball has been used freely, the increase 
in members has been considerable during the year, and the 
quality of the material admitted proves that the brethren 
have acted judiciously in the exercise of their rights in the 
use of the ballot, so that none but good men and true men 
may gain admission into all the rights and privileges of our 
time honored institution. 

Financially I find that most of the Lodges in the District 
are in a very prosperous condition. I also find the books well 
kept, but I am sorry to say that the amount of dues out- 
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result in the suspension of many useful members to the craft, 
which is much to be regretted. 

I have granted during the year two dispensations to appear 
in Masonic clothing, one to Euclid Lodge, No. 366, Strathroy, 
to attend Divine Service, and one to St. John's Lodge, No. 
20, London, for the city Lodges to attend Divine Service, in 
St.' Paul's Cathedral, on the a ternoon of St. John's day, 
Sunday, Dec. 27th, upon which occasion an able sermon was 
preached by the Bishop of Huron, appropriate to the 
occasion. 

During the year I have installed the officers of the following 
Lodges : St. John's, No. 20, St. George's, No. 64, Tuscan, 
No. 195, St. John's, No. 209a, Union, No. 380, all of London. 
I was very ably assisted upon this occasion by R. W. Bros. 
Hungerford and Dewar. 

I also installed the officers of Doric Lodge, No. 289, Lobo ; 
Delaware Valley Lodge, No. 358, Delaware; St. John's Lodge, 
No. Si, Mount Brydges ; Belmont Lodge, No. 190, Belmont; 
and found the newly installed Masters well skilled in the work. 
On the 24th of June last, at the request of the Most 
Worshipful the Grand Master, I visited St. David's Lodge, No. 
302 St. Thomas, and assisted by R. W. Bro. McKay, P.D.D. 
G.M., of the District, V. W. Bro. Hess, W. Bros. Butler, Stubbs, 
arid others, I consecrated and dedicated their new Hall, accord- 
ing to ancient custom. I also installed the officers of the 
Lodge on the same evening. 

The members of St. David's Lodge have reason to feel 
proud of their new Hall, which, for artistic design and con- 
venience in all its parts, is second to none in the District, with 
the exception of the Masonic Hall in the city of London, and 
I earnestly pray that T. G. A. O. T. U. may be most graciously 
pleased to spare them long life and health and strength to 
meet in their new Hall, month after month, and year after 
year, to work, and to instruct and improve themselves 'in the 
mysteries of our ancient science. 

At the regular meeting of St. John's Lodge, No. 209^, 
London, held on the loth of December last, the Lodge was 
honored by the presence of M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, G. M., 
R W Bro. J. J. Mason, G. S., R. W. Bro. Donald McPhie, 
D. D. G. M. of Hamilton District, R. W. Bro. J. C. Hegler, 
D. D. G. M. of Wilson District, R. W. Bro. John Sinclair, D. 
D. G. M. of St. Clair District, R. W. Bro. Hungerford and 
other Grand Lodge officers. The attendance from all parts of 
the District was large, there being about two hundred present, 



72 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

for whose edification an exemplification of the third degree 
in the Irish work was given by W. Bro. Alex. McDonald, 
Master of the Lodge, after which the M. VV. the Grand Master 
and other Grand Lodge officers expressed themselves as being 
much pleased with the work, and congratulated the W. Master 
and other officers on the very able and efficient manner in 
which it had been performed. At the close of the Lodge 
business, an adjournment was made to the banquetting hall, 
where a lunch was served by the members of the Lodge, fol- 
lowed by toast and song appropriate to the occasion. The 
whole affair was not only pleasing but instructive, and will be 
long remembered by those who were present. This Lodge is 
in a very prosperous condition at the present time, having 
initiated 23 candidates during the year, passed 19, and raised 
1 1 to the sublime degree of Masonry. 

On the 30th of March last I held a general Lodge of In- 
struction in the Masonic Hall, London, which was well 
attended, there being representatives trom nearly every Lodge 
in the District. It was also honored by the presence of R. 
W. Bro. J. J. Mason, Grand Secretary, R. W. Bro. J. C. Heg- 
ler, D. D. G. M. of Wilson District, R. W. Bro. John Sinclair, 
D. D. G. M. of St. Clair District, R. W. Bro. Jamieson, P. 
D. D. G. M., R. VV. Bros. Dewar, Hungerford and McGloghlon. 

The three degrees were exemplified in a very able manner 
by W. Bros. Dale, Brener and Peice, after which several 
important questions were very ably discussed, and proper 
rulings given by R. W. Bro. J. J. Mason and other Grand 
Lodge officers. At the close of the meeting the Grand Lodge 
officers and brethren present were invited by the officers and 
members of St. John's Lodge, No. 20, to adjourn to the City 
Hotel, where a supper had been prepared. After supper the 
brethren enjoyed themselves for a short time in toast and 
song and social intercourse, one with another, and parted at 
a seasonable hour, highly pleased with the evening's proceed- 
ings. I take this opportunity of thanking the members of St. 
John's Lodge, No. 20, for the many acts of kindness, consid- 
eration and support which I have received from them during 
my term of office as D. D. G. M., also for the kind and 
hospitable manner in which they entertained the Grand officers 
and other brethren present at the Lodge of Instruction. 

On the 26th of August last I received a communication 
from the M. W. the Grand Master, requesting me to inquire 
into three complaints against Lodges, charging them with 
invasion of jurisdiction. I visited these Lodges, inquired into 
the circumstances, and found that they were guilty of the 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 73 

charge preferred against them. I ordered them to pay over 
the initiation fee, less Grand Lodge registration fees and the 
fees for Grand Lodge certificate to the Lodge making the 
complaint, which order has been complied with. 

On the 19th Nov. last I also received a communication 
from the M. \V. the Grand Master, enclosing a letter from W. 
Bro. Butler, W. M., of Elgin Lodge, No. 349, St. Thomas, 
charging the Lodge with disobedience and requesting me to 
visit the Lodge and endeavour to set matters right. I did so 
and I am happy to say that I succeeded in having the whole 
trouble amicably settled. 

On the 4th of Dec. last I received another communication 
from the ^L W^ the Grand ^Lister, enclosing a complaint 
from Bro. Patrick, of Henderson Lodge, No. 388, Ilderton, 
charging W. Bro. Hodgins, the I. P. Master of the Lodge 
with uumasonic conduct, and requesting me to investigate and 
report. I visited the Lodge and investigated the whole matter, 
and reported to the M. W. the Grand Master for his decision. 

In conclusion I beg leave to return my grateful and heart- 
felt thanks to the brethren who elected me to the high and 
honorable ofifice which I now hold. I assure you brethren 
that I deem it no small honor to be D. D. G. M. of the 
London District, and I have ever done my utmost to maintain 
the dignity of the office and prove myself adequate to the 
charge committed to my care. If I have succeeded in doing 
so, then the object which I had in view has been accomplished, 
and if I have not succeded in doing so, I have at least the 
satisfaction of knowing that I have done all that I possibly 
could, so far as my abilities would allow me, to help on the 
great and glorious work for which we are banded together as 
freemasons. I also thank the ofificers and members of the 
different Lodges in the District for the many acts of kindness 
and unvarying courtesy which I have received from them, 
while making my ofificial visits to their respective Lodges. 
I have also to acknowledge with many thanks the promptness 
with which the Grand Secretary attended to my communications 
and enquiries during my term of office, and to whom I am 
under many obligations. 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 

John Simpson, 

London, 5th July, 1S86. D. D, G. M. London District. 



74 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

WILSON DISTRICT. 

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

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — At this, the close 
of the official year, and as required by our Constitution, I 
have much pleasure in presenting the annual report as to the 
condition of Masonry in this District. 

When I was so kindly elected by the unanimous choice of 
the delegates attending at the last regular communication of 
the Grand Lodge, I felt indeed grateful to the brethren for 
the honor thus conferred on me, and although sensible of the 
onerous duties of the office, I did not think they would occupy 
so much of my time, and notwithstanding I have done my 
utmost to faithfully discharge them, I regret that a combina- 
tion of circumstances beyond my control have prevented my 
visiting all the Lodges in the jurisdiction. There are 
twenty-seven Lodges in this District and I have officially 
visited twenty-one of them, and when it is remembered that 
many of them are inaccessible by rail and meet on the same 
evenings, I trust I may be pardoned for not reaching the 
other six, although I would have gladly done so had it been 
at all possible. 

There are according to the latest returns, about 1,250 
Masons connected with the Lodges in the District, though a 
large number of them are resident without the jurisdiction, 
and during my official visits I have had the pleasure of 
meeting something over 800 brethren, which I think may be 
regarded as a fair indication of the interest that is taken in 
the order by the craftsmen in the jurisdiction. 

As was impressed on all the D. D. G? M's at the last 
meeting of Grand Lodge, I have in every way possible en- 
deavored to instruct the brethren as to the various changes in the 
work as exemplified at the Lodge of Instruction held under 
the direction of the M. W. the Grand Master at Hamilton at 
the close of the Grand Lodge, and I think that all or at least 
the most of these changes and alterations have been embodied 
in the work generally throughout the District by the present 
officers. 

In the whole of the Lodges I have visited, with one or two 
exceptions, there appears to be the most lively interest taken 
in the work by the officers and members, and I have noticed 
in many Lodges that a spirit of emulation appears to stimu- 
late them to a wholsesome rivalry with each other in the 
attainment of greater proficiency in the work. This spirit I 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 75 

attribute at least partially, to the fact that I have encouraged 
the members of each Lodge to embrace every possible oppor- 
tunity they may have of visiting other Lodges, and in this way, 
new points in the working or principles in the practice are 
picked up and perhaps discussed, so that besides the social 
benefits that flow from such a friendly intercourse, I believe 
there is nothing that tends more to beget that uniformity so 
much to be desired throughout the jurisdiction than the 
mutual visiting of brethren among different Lodges. 

I notice that if the report of the committee on redistribu- 
tion of Districts is adopted, that this District will lose four of 
her most flourishing and prosperous Lodges, viz.: Brant, No. 
45, Doric, No. 121, of Brantford, St. George, No. 243, of 
St. George, and King Solomon, No. 394, of Thamesford. 
While I am glad that the number of the Lodges in the District 
is about to be lessened, I am sorry that the "prmiing 
knife " has been applied in these directions because we 
cannoc but acknowledge that the removal of these Lodges will 
be a great loss to the importance and influence of the District, 
and if the report is adopted, which I suppose it is fair to 
assume it will be, I am sure the brethren who remain will 
join me in regretting that the strong social tie that has ever 
characterized the members in this District is about to be 
severed by such a division, inasmuch as we cannot hope to 
retain so closely our social relationship as we have hitherto 
done in our labors and our festivities. 

I am proud to say that there has not been a solitary com- 
plaint or appeal made to me on behalf either of a member 
or of a Lodge during the year, so that I may say, that as far 
as I am aware the utmost harmony exists among the Lodges 
in the District. 

• I regret that one Lodge which some time ago was in a most 
flourishing condition, has, owing to the removal of members 
and from other causes, dwindled down so that no meetings 
have been held for some time. I visited this Lodge and the 
members agreed to take steps to have it removed to another 
part of the District, and certain negotiations have taken place 
toward that end, and I trust that arrangements may soon be 
perfected to place the Lodge again in a satisfactory working 
condition. 

I held one Lodge of Instruction at Ingersoll on the 12th 
of May last, at which we had the presence of the ever popu- 
lar Grand Secretary, J. J. Mason, R. W. Bro. Simpson, D. D. 
G. M., of London District, and other distinguished brethren. 
The work of the ist degree was exemplified by W. Bro. 



76 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Underwood and the officers of King Hiram Lodge. The 
2nd degree was conferred by W. Bro. John Kerr and the 
officers of St. John's Lodge, and the 3rd degree by W. Bro. 
L Secord of Brantford and the officers of St. John's and 
King Hiram Lodges. The whole of the work ^was excep- 
tionally well done, and called forth encomiums from the 
Grand Secretary and others who were in attendance. 

The Lodge of Instruction was well attended, and I felt 
gratified that the District was so largely represented, and trust 
that the work that was exemplified and the discussion that 
took place may be productive of good as tending toward a 
greater degree of uniformity throughout the District. In the 
evening at the close of the Lodge of Instruction, a conver- 
sazione was held under the auspices of the two Lodges here, 
at which we had the honor of the company of the M. W. the 
Grand Master, M. VV. Bro. Otto Klotz, P. G. M., R. W. Bro. 
J. J. Mason, Grand Secretary, R. W. Bros. Ashton and Ken- 
nedy, P. D. D. G. M's., and other prominent brethren from 
a distance. 

I have granted dispensations on several occasions for 
brethren to appear clothed as Masons, and have every reason 
to believe that everything has been done " decently and in 
order," and in such a way as to reflect credit on our order. 

In conclusion I have to thank the brethren throughout the 
jurisdiction for the uniform kindness and hearty good will that 
has been extended to me during the year, and I feel that the 
many favors shown me by all the craft in the District have 
been but poorly merited, even by my best endeavors faith- 
fully to discharge the very onerous and important duties 
devolving upon me as District Deputy Grand Master. 

Fraternally submitted, 

J. C. Hegler, 

Ingersoll, 25th June, 1S86. D. D. G. M., Wilson District. 



HURON DISTRICT. 

To the Mast Worshipful the Grand Master and the Grand 
Lodge of A. F. q:-' A. M. of Canada. 

Mosr Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — In presenting 
this, my second report on the condition of Masonry in Huron 
District, I am pleased to say that harmony prevails, and that 
with few exceptions the Lodges throughout the District are in 
a prosperous condition. I have to regret that I have not been 
able to visit all the Lodges in the District, but, being m receipt 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 77 

of the monthly notices of meetings, I have been able to keep 
myself pretty well posted as to the work being done by them. 

There has been no case of complaint throughout the District 
this year, with the exception of the appeal from my decision ren- 
dered last year in the matter of Wilson versus Sweetman, of 
Fordwich Lodge, No. 331. In accordance with the instruc- 
tions received from the Grand Secretary, at my earliest 
convenience I notified all the brethren interested, that I 
would hold a new trial at Fordwich, on the eleventh of May. 
On my arrival there I found a very large number of the 
brethren of Fordwich Lodge assembled, together with W. Bro. 
R. Dowling, who appeared on behalf of W. Bro. Sweetman, who 
is a resident of Chicago and could not be present at the trial. 
I then learned that W. Bro. ^Vilson was too ill to attend, and 
at the request of W. Bro. Dowling I took W. Bro. S. Brown 
and went to W. Bro. Wilson's residence in order that he might 
have an opportunity of stating his grounds of appeal and to 
receive from him any further evidence he might wish to sub- 
mit, but to my surprise he had no other evidence to oifer than 
that already put in at the former trial. On my return to the 
Lodge room I informed W. Bro. Dowling of the position of 
affairs and dismissed the charge, of which fact I have already 
sent a full report to the Grand Secretary 

I have had the pleasure of holding two Lodges of Instruc- 
tion during the year; the first one being at Teeswater on the 
thirteenth of May, at which there was a very large and 
enthusiastic gathering of the craft. The first degree was 
exemplified by W. Bro. Brumpton of Fordwich Lodge, the 
second by Bro. Pennington of Teeswater, and the third by 
W. Bro. H. B. O'Connor of the same place, who is the oldest 
Mason I have had the pleasure of meeting, being over half 
a century a member, and full of zeal for the prosperity of the 
craft in general and his Lodge in particular. May the G. A. O. 
T. U. deal gently with him, is the earnest prayer of his friend 
and brother. A great deal of interest was taken by the 
brethren present, who were anxious to do their work well and 
correctly. A pleasant, and I trust a very profitable time was 
spent. 

The second was held at Clinton on the eighteenth of Tune, 
at which there was a fair representation of visiting brethren. 
The first degree was exemplified by W. Bro. White of Tudor 
Lodge, the second by W. Bro. Ouimette of Blyth Lodge, and 
the third by W. Bro. Duff of Britannia Lodge, and V. W. Bro. 
Moran of Tecumseh Lodge. The work was admirably exem- 
plified. 



78 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

In resigning my trust to the Grand Lodge at the close of 
this, my second year, I desire to* express my warmest thanks to 
the brethren of the District for the truly fraternal manner in 
which theyhaveinvariablyreceivedme,and I wish to assure them 
that I shall always remember with pleasure the many friendly 
greetings and the high honor they have conferred on me. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

D. S. Rupert, 

St. Mary's, July 6th, 1886. D. D. G. M., Huron District. 



WELLINGTON DISTRICT. 

To the M. W. the Grafid Master, Officers and Members of the 
Gra?id Lodge A. F. &= A. M. of Canada. 

M. W. Sir and Brethren, — It gives me much satisfaction 
to take a retrospect of the Masonic year just closing in this 
District, bringing back to my mind, as it does, so many pleasant 
meetings, kindly welcomes and happy brotherly associations. 

I have found no difficulty in visiting all the Lodges in the 
District, and have invariably found the brethren anxious to 
promote the interests of the Craft, and to derive help and 
strength from the inculcation of its sterling principles and the 
contemplation of its splendid tenets and teachings. I am 
perfectly satisfied that the Order is quietly but vigorously 
doing great and good work. 

There is everywhere laudible anxiety to have the ceremonies 
and work as perfect as possible, but in some Lodges it is with 
difficulty that this can be thoroughly attamed, and I would 
beg to suggest that Grand Lodge should take the utmost care 
that each Lodge be amply provided with the means to so 
desirable an end. 

The hand of the " grim implacable foe " has been amongst 
us during the year. The " inevitable destiny " has had to be 
met. 

The care and brotherly love of the brethren have not been 
wanting to soothe afflictions, as far as possible, in the 
hour of distress and need. 

A few dispensations have been granted to permit brethren 
to appear in Regalia outside the Lodge, but none of sufficient 
moment to be enumerated here. 

Nothing has occurred during the year either to disturb or 
to unduly stimulate the steady, onward march of those invalu- 
able principles to which we adhere. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 79 

In fine, it is my pleasing duty to report the Craft prosperous, 
increasing in strength, and Harmony prevalent throughout. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Adam Cranston, 
Gait, 30th June, 1886. D. D. G. M. Wellington District. 



HAMILTON DISTRICT. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and Mem- 
bers of the Grand Lodge of A. F. c^ A. M. of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — In accordance 
with the requirements of the constitution of Grand Lodge, I 
have the honor to submit this my first annual report on the 
condition of Masonry in the Hamilton District. 

There are, as you are no doubt well aware, i8 Lodges in 
this District. 

During the year I have visited officially every Lodge, and 
generally I have found the Lodge rooms and the furniture 
comfortable and appropriate for the proper exemplification of 
the beautiful work of our order, which, in almost every case, 
is carried out. in strict conformity to that laid down by this 
Grand Lodge. 

Owing to the work being exemplified so fully on Thursday 
evening, the 9th day of July, 1885, at the close of our last 
Annual Communication, I did not consider it necessary for 
the past year to hold any Lodges of Instruction throughout 
the District, but rather to visit each Lodge separately, as I 
have done, and there inspect the work in each Lodge and then 
impart the required instruction where necessary, so that every 
Lodge may be properly inspected and instructed, as also to 
bring before the members of each Lodge their duties and 
obligations, which if properly carried out will fit them for their 
duties in life, and make them better able to discharge those to 
their fellowmen. 

In this District from the best information I have been able 
to obtain. I am led to believe that the true spirit of Masonry 
exists, and as an evidence of this I am pleased to state not one 
complaint has been laid before me during the past year, but 
peace, love and harmony reign. 

The average attendance of the members of the Lodges 
throughout the District has been most gratifying, and the 
financial condition of the Lodges generally is quite satisfac- 
tory. In many cases, the Lodges ow^n the buildings occupied 



8o GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

by them, which speaks well for the care and attention mani- 
fested by the officers and members of those Lodges. 

I am happy to say that every Lodge in this District, except 
one, viz.: Dufferin Lodge, No. 2yi, has made its returns 
for the year ending 31st May, 1886, and from the previous 
good record of this Lodge, which had the sum of $2.00 to its 
credit when last returns were made, I am led to believe that 
the returns will yet be made before we meet in Annual Com- 
munication. 

In all my visits to the Lodges throughout the District I 
have been most cordially received, and with all the honors 
due me as the representative of the Grand Master, Slight 
irregularities have occurred in a few of the Lodges I have 
visited, among some of the ofificers as to the proper rendering 
of the work, and in future, when convenient. Lodges of In- 
struction should be held to insure perfect uniformity in the 
work. 

On the festival of St. John the Evangelist, 1885, I had the 
pleasure of installing the officers of the following Lodges : 

Strict Observance Lodge, No. 27, 

St. John's " " 40, 

Acacia " " 61, 

Temple " " 324, 

when I was ably assisted by R. W, Bro. Gavin Stewart, P. D. 
D. G. M., V. W. Bro. C R. Smith, W. Bros. F. F. Dalley, 
J. Malloy, C. W. Mulligan and Colin Munro, together with 
other prominent members, and a large number of brethren. 
On the festival of St. John the" Baptist, 1886, it was also my 
pleasing duty to install the ofificers of 

Barton Lodge, No. 6, Hamilton, 

Doric " " 382, 

On this interesting occasion I was supported bv R. W, Bro. 
Gavin Stewart, P. D. D. G. M., V. W. Bro. C. R. Smith and 
George Russell, W. Bros. H. S. Griffin, Thos Irwin, R. E. 
Gallagher and John Malloy. It affords me sincere pleasure 
to state that the R. W. Brother installed as W. M. of Doric 
Lodge, No. 382, the youngest Lodge in the city, is none other 
than our worthy and popular Grand Secretary, R. W. Bro. J. 
J. Mason, in whose hands I feel assured the interests of the 
Lodge will be carefully preserved. One of the most gratify- 
ing features of the installation in our city was the presence of 
so many of the Junior Past Masters of the several Lodges, 
whose aid and assistance contributed very materially to the 
successful completion of these ceremonies. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 81 

Dnring my term of office I have issued the following dis- 
pensations for the brethren to appear in Masonic clothing to 
attend Divme Service, viz : to Strict Observance Lodge, No. 
27, Hamilton, for the celebration of St. John the Evangelist 
day in 1SS5, and to Barton Lodge, No. 6, of the city of 
Hamilton, and Valley Lodge, No. 100, Dundas, for St. John 
the Baptist day, 1886. At one of these services a very large 
turn out of the brethren was present, and the contributions to 
the Benevolent funds were of the usual liberal character. 

One of the most successful Masonic gatherings, as well as 
one of the happiest and most harmonious, that have taken 
place in this city or province, was the one held in the month 
of January, 1886, when one of the oldest workers in the 
Grand Lodge, one who has devoted almost a life time in the 
charitable work of this Grand Lodge — I refer to Past Grand 
^Master Otto Klotz — was made the recipient of a testimonial 
voted to him unanimously at the last annual communication 
of this Grand body. The presentation was made by R. VV. Bro. 
Henry Robertson, D. G. M. And also a presentation to R. 
W. Bro. Gavin Stewart, P. D. D. G. M. of this District, who 
was then presented with a full set of Masonic clothing suitable 
to his rank, by the members of the District ; this presentation 
was made by myself on behalf of the Distfict. At this 
meeting M. VV. Bro. Hugh Murray, G. M., M. W. Bro. D. 
Spry, P. G. M., and a large attendance of brethren, not only 
from this city, but from all parts of the Province as far east as 
Kingston and to the far west, were present, and the unanimous 
opinion expressed by all was that it was a privilege to be there, 
not only to do honor to the worthy brethren who received the 
honor, but to enjoy the good fellowship of those present. In 
drawing my report to a close, I desire to tender my thanks to 
M. \V. Bro. Hugh Murray, our efficient Grand Master, not 
only for his kindness in aiding me by his timely advice at all 
times when I consulted him, but also for his presence on 
more than one occasion, together with other Past Masters and 
Masters who accompanied me on my official visits, also to R. 
W. Bro J. J. Mason, who was always willing to assist me in the 
discharge of my duties during the past year, and to W. Bro. 
C. W. Mulligan, who acted as District Secretary ; and as I 
am now about to surrender into your hands the trust com- 
mitted to me one year ago, I desire to tender my sincere 
thanks to the brethren of the District for their uniform gener- 
osity and courtesy towards me, and if I have succeeded in 
discharging the duties of the office with acceptance to the 
brethren, I am more than recompensed for any labor I have 
expended in the discharge of my duties, and wherever I have 



82 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

failed or gone amiss, believe me it is an error of the head and 
not of the heart, yet withal I have the consolation left to me, 
that I have tried to do my duty honestly, fearlessly and im- 
partially. Let us try and make Freemasonry what it should 
be ; a power for the good, an influence for the right and just, 
the watchword of civilization, and the protection of the inno- 
cent and the true; thus Freemasonry with its purity and 
freedom lives on and will so continue to live until time shall 
be no more. 

Fraternally submitted. 

Donald McPhie, 

Hamilton, 30th June, 1886. D. D. G. M., Hamilton District. 



NIAGARA DISTRICT. 

To the Most Worshipful the Gratid Master, Officers and 

Members of the Grand Lodge of A. F. and A. M. of 

Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren. — I have the honor 

to submit the following report on the condition of Masonry 

in the Niagara District : 

VISITS. 

I have now visited every Lodge in the District, twenty-three 
in all. To some of the Lodges I have been able to pay a 
second visit, and one or two of them I have visited three 
times. I should have been glad to have visited every Lodge 
twice, but the fact of so many holding their meetings on the 
same evenings of the month, prevented my doing so at their 
regular communications, and in only one case did I ask a 
Lodge to call an emergency for the purpose of receiving me. 

The majority of the Lodges are in a flourishing condition 
and the work well performed. In every Lodge I have found 
the W. Master and Officers exceedingly anxious to make 
themselves intimately acquainted with the prescribed work, 
and I have endeavoured by means of Lodges of Instruction, 
and by encouraging skilled brethren to visit neighbouring 
Lodges as often as possible, to give them every opportunity of 
perfecting themselves in it. 

HARMONY. 

I am most happy to say that the District is now in a state 
of perfect harmony, all cases of complaint having been 
happily settled. 

Perhaps there is nothing that tends more to cause disturb- 
ance between Lodges than the question of Lodge Jurisdiction. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 83 

I find that in some instances the Constitutional Law in this 
matter is not properly understood, and I would urge upon 
every Master of a Lodge the .necessity of making himself 
thoroughly acquainted with it, so that those unhappy mistakes 
which sometimes gives rise to so much litigation between 
Lodges may be avoided. 

In regard to individual disputes between" members, I think 
that for the most part they may be settled by the intervention 
of friendly brethren. 

Lodge trials should be avoided if possible, as they so often 
produce ill feelings, which it sometimes takes years to allay, 
and have a tendency to destroy the peace of a Lodge by 
dividing it into factions hostile to each other. 

CHARITY. 

The Brethren of Niagara District are not unmindful of 
their Masonic obligations in this particular. 

Some of the Lodges annually disburse considerable sums 
for the relief of distressed brethren and their families They 
are generally assisted by grants from the Benevolent fund of 
the Grand Lodge. 

LODGE RECORDS. 

It is of vital importance to a Lodge that the records of its 
proceedings should be well and faithfully kept, and I am 
pleased that the Secretaries of the Lodges in this District as 
a rule discharge the onerous duties of their ofifice with skill 
and fidelity. I was shown at Welland by R. W. Bro. I. P. 
Wilson, a book, containing a record of all the proceedings of 
CopestoneLodge, No. 373. This book I consider a model one, 
as well for the fulhiess of its information, as for its methodical 
arrangement and beautiful penmanship. It certainly reflects 
great credit on the ability and taste of R. W. Bro. Wilson. 

While on the subject of minutes I would say, that I think 
it would be well for Lodges to adopt a practice which I noticed 
when visiting Queen City Lodge, Buffalo, N, Y. I allude to 
the custom of reading over the minutes of each meeting before 
that Lodge meeting closes. Thus, if there happens to be an 
error or omission in the minutes, it is easily detected while 
the proceedings are fresh in the memories of the brethren. It 
cannot be doubted that any member would be more able to 
suggest the requesite corrections at the time the proceedings 
took place than he would after a fortnight or a month had 
elapsed. 

LODGES OF INSTRUCTION. 

I have held two Lodges of Instruction in the District, the 



04 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

first at the Masonic Hall, Welland, on Wednesday, March 
i2th, 1886; the second at the Masonic Temple, St. Cath 
arines, on Wednesday, the 28th of April, 1886. 

Both Lodges were well attended ; at Welland eleven of the 
Lodges were represented, some of them largely so; King 
Solomon's Lodge, No. 329, Jarvis, and Union Lodge, No. 7, 
Grimsby, in particular. 

R. ^V. Bro. J. J- Mason, Grand Secretary, was kind enough 
to come from Hamilton for the purpose of attending this 
Lodge of Instruction. He was accompanied by R. W. Bro. 
Gavin Stewart and W. Bro. Mulligan, both of whom rendered 
us substantial aid, R. W. Bro. Stewart exemplifying the work 
of the first degree, and W. Bro. Mulligan, ably assisted by W, Bro. 
Wells, that of the third. The >work of second degree was ex- 
emplified by W. B. Hunell, of Palmer Lodge, Victoria. 

In addition to the exemplification of the Ritual, some time 
was spent in discussing various questions in regard to Masonic 
jurisprudence, procedure, etc. R. W. Bro. Mason, from his 
intimate acquaintance with Constitution and Rulings of Grand 
Lodge, was of great service to us in this department. 

The Welland brethren made every arrangement for the 
proper working of the Lodge, and for the comfort and con- 
venience of their visitors, entering into the matter with much 
zeal and enthusiasm. All present pronounced this to be one 
of the most successful Lodges of Instruction they had ever 
attended. 

I called the Lodge of Instruction at St. Catharines in com- 
pliance with a request from Temple Lodge, No. 296, and it 
was held under the auspices of that Lodge, the brethren taking 
upon themselves the whole burden of the necessary trouble 
and expense. 

The Most Worshipful the Grand Master honored us with 
his presence at that meeting, as did also that time-honored 
veteran, M. W. Bro. Otto Klotts, P. G. M. 

R. W. Bro. Mason, Grand Secretary, was also with us again, 
as were R. W. Bro. Gavin Stewart, and W. Bro. Mulligan, 
The D. D. G. M. of the Hamilton District, R W. Bro. D. 
McPhie, R. W. Bro. Gunn, W. Bro. McKelpin, and other 
brethren from Hamilton likewise came specially to be present 
at this Lodge of Instruction. 

The first degree was again exemplified by R. W. Bro. Stew- 
art, and the third by W. Bro. Mulligan. R. W. Bro. Gunn 
exemplified the second. The exemplification was in the 
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I here desire to return my sincere thanks to the M. W. the 
Grand Master and to those brethren who kindly gave me their 
assistance in holding these Lodges of Instruction. 

The Niagara District is under great obligations to them, for 
I am convinced that these gatherings have been productive of 
much benefit. 

DEATHS. 

Death has been busy among us during the past year- 
Eleven brethren have been called away to their eternal rest, 
viz. : W. Bro. W. Sloane, a most zealous Mason and a Past 
Master of Dominion Lodge, No. 213. He was interred with 
Masonic honors by the brethren of Palmer Lodge, No. 372, at 
the request of Dominion Lodge. 

W. Bro. Samuel Walthe, also a most active and enthusiastic 
worker. He was a Past Master of Amity Lodge, No. 32, and 
was laid at rest by his brethren of the Lodge in January last. 

Bro. E. Cherry, a member of the same Lodge, and a resi- 
dent of Humberstone, was interred by the brethren of McNab 
Lodge, No. 169, at the request of Amity Lodge, on the 25th 
of May last, on which occasion I was present. 

Bro. C. Klazer, for some years Tyler of Welland 
Lodge, No. 36, was buried by his Lodge, with Masonic cere- 
monies, on Sunday, the 25th of April last. 

Bro. John Mylchreest, a respected member of Merritt 
Lodge, No. 168, was interred according to the ancient usages 
of our Order on Tuesday, April 27th. His funeral was 
attended by a very large number of Masons. I had the 
melancholy satisfaction of assisting the brethren of Merritt 
Lodge in the performance of the ceremony. 

Bro. James Gilmore, another member of Merritt Lodge, and 
an old pioneer of the Township of ^^'ainfleet, was buried with 
Masonic honors on May 29th. In company with R. W. Bro. 
Parry, P. D. D. G. M., and other members, I attended the 
funeral, which was conducted by the deceased brother's own 
Lodge. 

Bro. Roslie, an old and well known Mason, and a member 
of Clifton Lodge, No. 254, was buried by the brethren of that 
Lodge in the month of February last. A number of brethren 
from St. Catharines and other places attended on that occasion. 

Bro. Edward State, J. W., of Hiram Lodge, No. 319, who 
was interred by his Lodge with Masonic honors in the month 
of February last. 

Bro. Charles Linten and Bro. Armstrong, members of St. 
George's Lodge, No. 15, were buried at St. Catharines by that 



86 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Lodge. Bro. Linter died at Owen Sound, and his remains 
were attended to the place of interment at St. Catherines by a 
deputation from the Lodges in that town. Bro. Armstrong 
was killed under most unfortunate and melancholy circum- 
stances at Kansas City, U. S. A deputation of brethren from 
American Lodges accompanied his remains to Canada. I was 
present at the funeral of both these brethren, and assisted in 
the performance of the last sad rites. 

The brethren of Niagara Lodge, No. 2, also attended in 
regalia the funeral of Bro. Bishop, formerly a member of that 
Lodge, but for many years past a resident of Buffalo, N.Y., 
from which city his remains were conveyed to Niagara for 
interment. 

THE DECLINE OF LODGES. 

I regret to say that in some few instances, Lodges appear to 
be on the decline rather than otherwise. The causes of this 
are, I think, the undue multiplicity of Lodges, and the exist- 
ence of so many other secret societies. 

Before granting a new warrant, either in a city or a rural 
district, it would be well to consider seriously whether the 
establishment of an additional Lodge would be injurious to 
Lodges already in existence — whether the same territory, 
which had hitherto maintained one Lodge, would be likely to 
maintain two. In regard to other societies, I would, with all 
due respect, say that before a Mason joins any of them it 
would be well for him to ask whether the new obligations 
which he takes upon himself will in any way interfere with the 
due and proper discharge of his Masonic duties. Life is short, 
and our powers are limited, therefore it is almost impossible 
for men to be members of three or four societies, and to 
devote to each of them that amount of attention required — 
thus one or other or all are more or less neglected, and in 
place of being a useful and zealous member of one society, the 
brother becomes a lukewarm and inefficient member of several, 
and a punctual attendant of none. We are assured that we 
cannot serve two masters, still less can we serve halt a dozen. 

Only one of the Lodges in this District has, however, been 
compelled to cease working altogether — Dominion, No. 213, 
Ridgeway. On entering on the duties of my office, I learnt that 
this Lodge had held no meeting for upward of two years, and I 
visited Ridgeway in the month of December last for the pu rpose 
of interviewing the brethren. I there arrang ed with them to 
meet them again at a special meeting about a week later. 
This meeting was held in the Temperance Hall, the brethren 
having no Lodge room, and was attended by most of the 



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members of the Lodge resident in the village and its vicinity. 
After fully discussing the matter, the brethren present decided 
that there was no prospect of their successfully re organizing 
the Lodge, and they accordingly resolved to surrender the 
warrant. This they have since done, and I have forwarded it, 
together with the books, collars, jewels, etc., of the defunct 
Lodge, to the R. W. the Grand Secretary. 

ANTIQUITIES. 

The Niagara District claims especial distinction as being 
the birth place of Freemasonry in Western Canada, and as 
containing the oldest Lodge on our Grand Lodge Register, 
viz. : Niagara, No. 2. On my visit to this Lodge, in the month 
of February last, I was informed that its records unfortunately 
had been destroyed by fire in the year i860, consequently 
there was no written evidence of the exact age of the Lodge, 
but the brethren assured me that to the best of their knowledge 
and belief it had been in existence over one hundred years, as 
they had a crown land document still in their possession 
granting land for a site for a Masonic Hall, which was really a 
century old. 

In regard to this matter, I would observe that the Centenary 
of Niagara Lodge is the Centenary of Canadian Freemasonry, 
as far as the Province of Ontario is concerned, and it raises a 
question in my mind whether the District and the Grand 
Lodge should not take steps towards arranging a befitting 
celebration of such Centenary, ascertaining in the first place 
from the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge in England the 
exact date of the first warrant issued for the establishment of 
a Lodge at Niagara. 

The Lodge next in order in point of seniority is Union, No. 
7, Grimsby, which is exactly one year older than this century, 
its first meeting being held in the year 1799. 

Happily no accident has deprived this Lodge of its records, 
and through the kindness of R. W. Bro. Forbes, an oppor- 
tunity was given me of perusing them. To this pleasent task 
I devoted an entire afternoon on the occasion of my visit to 
Grimsby in April last. 

From these interesting papers much curious and valuable 
information may be obtained in regard to the history of Free- 
masonry in the old Niagara District during the first quarter of 
the present century. 

I may add that the Grimsby brethren still maintain un- 
sullied and unalloyed the ancient reputation of the Lodge, and 
that the true old Masonic spirit still lives within. Practicing 



88 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

a generous hospitality towards every visitor, and cultivating 
and preserving those truly Masonic virtues, friendship, fellow- 
ship and brotherly love, between themselves, they are still a 
beacon light in the world of Masonry. 

The Lodge under the mastership of V. W. Bro. Loosely 
has been as well worked as any in the district, and the breth- 
ren take every opportunity of increasing their Masonic know- 
ledge and cultivating the acquaintance of the Craft generally, 
by often visiting neighboring Lodges, and attending Lodges of 
Instruction and other Masonic gatherings. 

In regard to the Niagara brethren, I may also say that they 
are worthy sons ot worthy sires. Successors of the men who 
first established Freemasonry in our Province, they have not 
allowed the noble science to decline or to fall into decay. 
Proud of their antiquity and their historic name, they still live 
to assemble in the place where their predecessors founded a 
Lodge in the wilderness, and to welcome to their gatherings 
all true and worthy Masons. 

From the Secretary of Niagara Lodge, V. W. Bro. J. M. 
Clement, I have received much curious and valuable informa- 
tion in regard to the early history of the Lodge, which will, I 
trust, one day be given to the Masonic world. 

I am assured by him that during the dark days of the perse- 
cution, when men were almost afraid to avow themselves 
Masons, Niagara Lodge never ceased to meet, but held its 
communications in the private houses of its members. Speak- 
ing of the years of the persecutions, I may also add that R. W. 
Bro. Forbes informed me that the records of Union Lodge, 
Grimsby, were secreted in a cave in the mountains throughout 
that period of Masonic adversity. 

When visiting St. Mark's Lodge, No. 105, Drummondville, 
in February, I was told by one of the brethren that they had 
in their possession the records and regalia of a Lodge which 
was held at some point near Niagara Falls very early in this 
century, and maintained its existence up to the time of the 
persecution. I had not an opportunity of examining these 
interesting relics at that visit, but trust to be able to do so at 
some future time. I understood that W. Bro. Dr. McGarry 
has compiled from these records a history of this defunct 
Lodge, and this document will, I trust, one day see the Hght 
in one of our Masonic publications. 

I would again express a hope that wilh so many memorials 
of the past amongst us, we shall ere long take an opportunity 
of testifying our sense of the obligations we are under to those 



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who first planted Masonry in this country and who preserved 
and nourished it in the face of bitter and senseless opposition. 

Since writing the above, my attention has been called to the 
fact that a Lodge was established at or near the Village of St. 
John's, in the Township of Pelham, about the year 1820, if 
not earlier. 

This Lodge, in common with others in the Niagara District, 
ceased working at the time of the " Morgan " excitement, and 
the consequent persecutions of the Craft. Some of its mem- 
bers, however, many years later, took part in establishing Wel- 
land Lodge, Font Hill, No. 34, and St. John's Lodge, York, 
No. 35. By these Lodges relics of the old Lodges are still 
preserved. 

This latter Lodge, after passing through many trials and 
changes was eventually moved to Cayuga, where it still exists 
and is happily in a flourishing condition. 

Welland Lodge, No. 34, was for many years one of the 
strongest Lodges in the Niagara District, and some of our 
oldest and best Masons first saw the light there. Owing to 
much of its territory being taken from it by the formation of 
new Lodges, it has declined somewhat of late years, but I am 
happy to say that the brethren are making a determined effort 
to revive it. The master elect, W. Bro. Brasford, is a brother 
of great energy and force of character, and will no doubt use 
every exertion to restore the old Lodge to its former prosperity. 

I believe that St. George's Lodge, No. 15, also lays claim to 
being one of the earliest in the District, but I have no{ yet 
had an opportunity of obtaining such full information on this 
point as I could wish. In conclusion I again express the hope 
that ere long the history of Masonry in the Niagara District 
will be laid before the brethren of Canada in such a shape as 
will command their attention. I feel convinced that it is a 
subject which will repay all the research it demands. 

DISPENSATIONS AND FESTIVALS. 

I have granted five dispensations during my year of office, 
viz. : 

To Niagara Lodge, No. 2, to Ivy Lodge, No. 115, and to 
King Solomon's Lodge, No. 329, to enable them to attend 
divine service clothed as Masons, on December 27th, 1885. 

To St. George's Lodge, No. 15, to enable them to wear 
Masonic clothing on June 27th, 1886, at divine service. 

And to St. John's Lodge, No. 35, to wear Masonic clothing 
at a charitable concert in the Court House, Cayuga, on the 
Festival of St. John the Baptist. 



90 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

I attended this concert at the invitation of the Lodge, and 
was much pleased with the entertainment, which was pro- 
nounced by all judges of music present to be of the very 
highest order, both as regarded the selection of the pieces, 
and the ability displayed in the execution. 

I received kind invitations from other Lodges to be present 
with them at their Annual Festival, on the 24th of June, but 
was of course unable to accept them, as I had previously 
arranged to attend the Festival of the Cayuga brethren on that 
day. 

I understand that a very interesting event took place at 
Niagara on that day, on the presentation to the Lodge of the 
original warrant granted by the Grand Lodge of England to 
R. W. Bro. Jarvis, in the year 1792. This warrant has been 
for some time in the possession of W. Bro. Smith, of Niagara 
Falls, and has now been by him presented to the old Lodge, 
of whose antiquity it forms so strong an evidence. It would 
have afforded me much pleasure to have been with the 
Niagara brethren on this interesting occasion, and had it not 
been for previous engagements, I should have endeavored to 
be there. 

The Festival of St. John the Evangelist falling on a Sunday 
last year, I had an opportunity of being present at the instal- 
lation of the officers of Enniskillen Lodge, No. 185, Myrtle 
Lodge, No. 337, and Temple Lodge, No. 296, the by-laws of 
these Lodges admitting of their installing on different days in 
the event of the 27th of December happening to fall on a 
Sunday. 

I assisted the brethren of each of these Lodges to install the 
officers elect, and spent a very enjoyable evening with them 
after the conclusion of the ceremony. 

In connection with this subject, I may mention that the 
corner stone of a new Presbyterian Church in the Village of 
Jarvis was laid according to Masonic usages on Friday the 
i8th day of June, 1886. The M. W. the Grand Master was 
himself present and performed the ceremony. He was accom- 
panied from Hamilton by the R. W. the Grand Secretary and 
a number of brethren. 

There was a large assemblage of Masons from the various 
Lodges in the Counties of Haldimand and Norfolk, and an 
immense concourse of spectators were on the ground to 
witness the proceedings. 

All the visiting brethren were most hospitably entertained 
by King Solomon's Lodge, No. 329. The brethren of that 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 9 1 

Lodge must have felt doubly interested in this event, as the 
esteemed pastor ot the church, the Rev. John Wells, is also 
their Worshipful Master. 

I was myself present and took part in the ceremony, at the 
request of the M. W. the Grand Master, and I have seldom 
spent a more pleasant and enjoyable day. 

In conclusion, I would say that although the visits to the 
several Lodges and the performance of the other duties con- 
nected with the ofifice have occupied a great part of my avail 
able time, and have required much thought and attention, 
I can, with all sincerity, testify that the task has been, to me, 
a very pleasing one. It has given me an opportunity of culti- 
vating the accquaintance of a large circle of brethren, and of 
forming friendships which will, I trust, be life long. 

In every instance I have received from the masters and 
officers of the Lodges, as well as from the Craft generally, the 
most kind and courteous treatment — I have been welcomed in 
the heartiest manner, and pressed to visit again, and my only 
regret has been that I could not be with them oftener. 

To many of the brethren I am indebted for much valuable 
assistance in the discharge of my official duties. I may men- 
tion particularly my predecessors in office, Rt. W. Bros. John 
Parry, I. P. Wilson and J. M. Dunn, as also that veteran 
Mason, M. W. Bro. Jas. Seymour, who may be considered the 
father of the Niagara District, whose acquaintance I have for 
many years enjoyed, and who has been always ready to give 
the younger brethren the benefit of his skill and experience. 

To the District Secretary, V. W. Bro. Wm. N. Braund, I am 
also much indebted; indeed I may safely say that without 
his assistance it would have been very difficult for me to have 
properly discharged all the duties belonging to the office of 
D. D. Gr. Master. A most zealous Mason and a skillful pen- 
man, thoroughly acquainted with everything relating to Lodge 
procedure, his aid in the management of the District has been 
invaluable. 

To the Grand Secretary, Rt. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, I am also 
greatly indebted for assistance in many ways; as well as to Rt. 
W. Bro. Henry Robertson, D. G. Master, from whom I received 
on several occasions valuable opinions and advice on matters 
of Masonic jurisprudence. 

With the Grand Master, Most Wor. Brother Hugh Murray, 
I had several very pleasant interviews, and on every occasion 
was benefitted by his counsel and conversation. I have 
already mentioned that he was kind enough to visit the 



92 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

District in order to assist at our Lodge of Instruction at St. 
Catherines, and to him, as well as to R. W. Bros. Mason, G. 
Stewart, Mulligan, and Gunn, I would again express my 
indebtedness. 

May harmony and brotherly love ever abide among us, and 
may the prosperity with which we have been blessed in the 
past be continued and increased in the future. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Thcs. L. M. Tipton, 
Dunnville, 30th June, 18S6. D. D. G. M., Niagara District' 



TORONTO DISTRICT. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and Mem- 
bers of the Grand Lodge of A. F. c^ A. M. of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — In accordance 
with precedent and constitutional requirements, I have the 
honor to submit my official report on the condition of Masonry 
in the Toronto District during the past year. 

Having been elected to the responsible position of District 
Deputy Grand Master of this District at the Annual Communi- 
cation of Grand Lodges in 1885, my first official act was the 
appointment of VV. Bro. Rev. E. Horace Mussen, B. A., W. M. 
of Rising Sun Lodge, Aurora, as District Chaplain, and W. Bro. 
J. A. McAndrew, B. A., W. M. of St. George's Lodge, Toronto, 
as District Secretary. The selection of the above named 
brethren for these important offices gave general satisfaction 
throughout the District, and was a happy one in every respect. 
I am deeply indebted to them for much valuable assistance 
rendered me in the discharge of my duties. 

I am pleased to be able to report that Masonry was never 
in a more prosperous condition in this District than it is at the 
present time. In making my official visits I found, as a general 
rule, that the feeling amongst the brethren was all that could 
be desired; the attendance at Lodge meetings fair; the books 
neatly kept; the finances in a healthy condition, and the ritual 
correctly exemplified. On all these points there were certainly 
various degrees of excellence; but in almost every Lodge 
I found well skilled brethren, who possessed the ability and zeal 
requisite to the successful performance of official duty. I am 
glad to be able to add that these words of commendation apply 
with equal force to urban and rural Lodges. 

Believing that uniformity in work is highly important in 
Masonry, I resolved at an early date to hold a Lodge of In- 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 93 

struction in my District to promote that object. The changes 
effected in the work at the last communication of Grand Lodge 
rendered this duty imperative, and the District being large I 
found that two such Lodges would meet the requirements of 
the case much better than one. Two very successful Lodges 
of Instruction were according held during the past year. 

The first Lodge of Instruction took place at Newmarket, 
under the auspices of Tuscan Lodge, No. 99, on the 8th of 
January, 1886, and though the weather and roads were un- 
favorable, it was well attended by the representative Masons 
of the northern part of the District. The work of the various 
degrees was exemplified by the following brethren: — First 
degree, by myself; second degree, by W. Bro. McAndrew, 
District Secretary; third degree, by V. W. Bro. Tait, G. S. D. 
V. W. Bro. Borngasser, G. S., a zealous 'and well skilled mem- 
ber of Sharon Lodge, No. 97, also rendered valuable assistance. 
\V. Bro. Ratcliff, W. M., and the ofificers and members of Tuscan 
Lodge also placed me under obligations for assistance in the 
work, the use of the Lodge room and hospitably entertaining 
the visiting brethren. 

The second Lodge of Instruction was held in Toronto, 
under the auspices of Zetland Lodge, No. 326, on the 23d ot 
March. The attendance was large and representative in 
character, and the work of the three degrees was rendered in 
such a manner as to give general satisfaction. The first degree 
was exemplified by V. W. Bro. J. A. Wills, P. G. S. ; the second 
by W. Bro. Davidson, W. M. of Zetland Lodge, and the third 
by W. Bro. Jackson, I. P. M. of Ashlar Lodge. I am deeply 
indebted to these brethren and to many other prominent 
Masons for advice and assistance on this occasion, and more 
particularly to R. W. Bro. Blackwood, P. D. D. G. M., who 
when I was unavoidably called away to attend to Parliamentary 
duties, kindly took my place during a portion of the evening. 
My acknowledgements are also due to W. Bro. Davidson and 
the officers and members of Zetland Lodge for their courtesy, 
assistance, use of Lodge room and hospitality to visiting 
brethren. From enquiry and observation made since, I have 
every reason to believe that these Lodges of Instruction have 
been productive of much good in the direction of promoting 
uniformity and accuracy in the work. 

During the year I granted ten dispensations for the following 
purposes: 

St. George's Lodge, No. 367, Toronto, to appear in public 
clothed as Masons, at a reception given to those members of 
the Lodge who had been to the front. August, 1885. 



94 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

St. George's Lodge, No. 367, Toronto, to appear in public 
clothed as Masons, at an "at-home." December. 

Georgina Lodge, No. 343, Sutton, to appear in public 
clothed as Masons, for the purpose of attending Divine service. 
December. 

King Solomon's Lodge, No. 22, to install its officers at a 
meeting other than that laid down in its by-laws. December. 

Humber Lodge, No. 305, Weston, for a similar purpose. 
December. 

St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 16, to appear in public clothed as 
Masons, for the purpose of holding a conversazione. Feb., 1886. 

York Lodge, No. 1^6, to appear in public clothed as Masons, 
for the purpose of holding a conversazione. February. 

Zetland Lodge, No. 326, to appear in public clothed as 
Masons, at an "at-home." February. 

Doric Lodge, No. 316, to appear in public clothed as 
Masons, for the purpose of holding a conversazione. February. 

Orient Lodge, No. 339, to appear in public clothed as 
Masons, for the purpose of holding a conversazione. June. 

In December I had the pleasure of installing the officers of 
Sharon Lodge, No. 97, at Sharon; and in June, those of Rising 
Sun Lodge, No. 129, at Aurora. 

I am pleased to be able to state that only one complaint 
was formally made to me during the past year, and as adjudic- 
ation upon it was clearly within the exclusive jurisdiction of 
the M. W. the Grand Master, it was referred to him for that 
purpose. 

In conclusion, permit me to heartily thank the brethren of 
the Toronto District for the kindness and courtesy shown me 
during my term of office. I felt, a year ago, that my election 
by a unanimous vote was a good augury of generous forbear- 
ance and considerate treatment. I have not been disappointed 
in my expectations, and in making my acknowledgement let 
me bespeak for my successor the same measure of fraternal 
consideration. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

J. H. WiDDIFlELD, 
Newmarket, June 30th, i886. D. D. G. M., Toronto District. 



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GEORGIAN DISTRICT. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grafid Afaster, and Members of 
the Grand Lodge of A. F. and A. M. of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — It is with feelings 
of great pleasure that I am again enabled to submit this, my 
second report upon the state of Masonry in the Georgian 
District. 

During my first year's occupancy of the responsible office, 
I had considerable labor in becoming familiar with the 
material, condition and location of the various Lodges in the 
District. 

By the good will of the brethren of the District, I enjoyed 
a second term and its duration has been a very acceptable 
period in my Masonic career. From the knowledge I had 
acquired of its requirements, and the fraternal feelings which 
have been so abundantly shown in all parts of the territory, 
over which 1 have had the honor to represent our G. M., I 
did not deem it essential to visit every Lodge as formerly, but 
wnth all, I have been in communication at various times, and 
have visited the majority of them. 

As to the condition of Masonry in the District, I say it with 
confidence, that we could not be more harmonious ; the only 
contention being a desire amongst the various Lodges to 
excell all others in the correctness of their work. Following 
my own judgment, and for the reason above given, I did not 
think it extremely necessary to put the brethren to the expense 
of convening a Lodge of Instruction during my official term. 

Striving to maintain the opinion I advanced last year, as 
to the inadvisability of establishing Lodges in every hamlet of 
our scattered and sometimes sparsely settled District, I had 
reluctantly to refuse to recommend the petition of some 
worthy masons, to grant dispensations for the formation of 
Lodges in the very new settlements of Sundridge and Burks 
Falls. I trust, however, that when those places are more 
assured of prosperous developement and a sufficiency of the 
proper material for the building, that their temporary dis- 
appointment will not dampen their ardor, but that time will 
show them the wisdom of my delegated administration. 

At the communication of Grand Lodge last year, the 
committee on the condition of Masonry, alluded to a clause 
in my report, touching an indignity offered to the D. D. G. M. 
by the W. M. at Unity Lodge, No. 376, Huntsville. On the 
29th of June I again visited the Lodge and was much pleased 
with the action of the brethren in making such amends as was 



96 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

in their power to reinstate themselves in the good opinion of 
the Grand Lodge, and I have every confidence in expressing 
the opinion that Unity Lodge has now two much respect 
for itself and the craft to fall into the error it did last year, in 
suffering the dignity of Grand Lodge to be imperiled by any 
action of theirs. I must congratulate them this year, (a much 
more pleasing duty than I had to perform last year,) upon a 
general improvement and the acquirement of a much more 
suitable and better furnished Lodge room in which to hold 
their meetings. 

On the evening of Thursday, June 24th, I had the pleasure 
of installing the W. M. and Officers of the largest Lodge in 
the District, Kerr Lodge, No. 230, assisted by some of the 
most prominent members of the craft in the town of Barrie. 

Fort William Lodge, U. D., Fort William, received their 
dispensation from the G. ]\L, and opened their Lodge on 
Wednesday, i6th inst., and the reports I have so far received 
point favorably to the ultimate success of the venture. 

I have granted dispensations to the following Lodges to 
attend Divine Service : Manito Lodge, No. 90, Collingwood, 
for Dec. 27th, 1885. Lome Lodge, No. 377, Shelbourne, 
Sunday, July 4th. St. George, No. 88, and North Star, No. 
322, Owen Sound, June 24th, 1886. Keystone Lodge, U.D., 
Sault St. Marie, June 24th. Golden Rule, No. 409, Graven- 
hurst, June 27th. 

To hold election of officers on other days than those 
specified m the By-laws of the several Lodges, I have granted 
the following dispensations by authority of the Grand Master : 
Simcoe Lodge, No 79, Bradford, Tuesday the 22nd Dec, in 
lieu of 25th Dec, 1885. Orillia Lodge, No. 192, Orillia, 
Wednesday, 23rd Dec, 1885, in lieu of 25th Dec, 1885. 

The following dispensations I issued for entertainments : 
Simcoe Lodge, No. 79, Bradford, concert on evening of 
January 20th, 1S86. St. George, No. 88, and North Star, No. 
322, Owen Sound, conversazione, Jan. 29th, 1886. Pytha- 
goras, No. 137, Meaford, excursion on July ist. 

On June the 4thj by the request and with the authority of 
the Grand Master, assisted by V. W. Bro. Switzer, and W. 
Bros. Finch and Bennett, I consecrated and dedicated the 
Lodge room at Midland for Caledonia Lodge, No. 249. 

Among the prominent Masons of our District, death has 
added another name to its roll. R. W. Bro. R. Ramsay, on 
January, the 5th of this year, received the awful summons 
without a moment's warning. He . Will be remembered 



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throughout Canada as one of the ablest Masonic writers He 
was a frequent contributor to many of the leading Masonic 
periodicals of this Continent. He was buried with the usual 
Masonic honors at Orillia on June 6th. 

Having succeeded many illustrious Masons as D. D. G. M., 
at the close of my term I cannot sever my official relations 
with the brethren ot the District without expressing my thanks 
for the uniform courtesy extended to me so generously from 
every quarter, coupled with a most sincere desire that the G. 
A. O. T. U. may continue to shed his rays upon us for our 
individual good and the prosperity of our noble institution. 

Fraternally submitted. 

R. King, 

Barrie, 5th July, 1886. D. D. G. M. Georgian District. 



ONTARIO DISTRICT. 

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

M. W. Sir and Brethren, — I have the honor to submit 
my Second Annual Report on the condition of Masonry in the 
Ontario District, 

I have not found it possible to visit every Lodge in the 
District during the year, yet I have visited a large proportion 
of them and have been in communication with all. Many are 
very prosperous, and I have much pleasure in being able to 
report favorably. There has been more interest shown in 
having the work accurate than was apparent the previous year. 
I think much of this was owing to the careful and beautiful 
exemplification of the degrees at the last Annual Communica- 
tion of Grand Lodge at Hamilton. 

Desiring to encourage this interest I held two Lodges of In- 
struction during the year, one at Cobourg and one at Peterboro. 
The attendance was not quite so large as I had hoped for, 
owing to the bad condition of the roads; still it was very fair. 
The degrees were thoroughly exemplified and very much 
interest manifested. I thank the brethren in both places for 
their kindness and attention, and their exertions to make the 
meetings successful. 

The usual monthly summons from every Lodge in the 
District has reached me regularly, and business appears to have 
been conducted with regularity. 



98 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

The membership has continued to increase steadily, most of 
the Lodges in the District have received an accession, and 
I think due care has been taken to admit none but the worthy. 

Very few complaints have been submitted during the past 
year. There was, however, one of a serious character. A com- 
plaint was made by the W. M. of North Star Lodge, Roseneath, 
that a few of the brethren had met in February, in the Lodge 
room, clandestinely, and then and there decided to break up 
the Lodge. Accordingly they removed the charter, jewels, 
books and furniture, and divided them, together with what 
money was on hand, among themselves. At the request of the 
M. \V. the Grand Master, I went to Roseneath, having 
previously written to the W, M. to meet me, and found things 
exactly as set forth in the complaint. I called on as many 
of the members as were within my reach, remonstrated with 
them on the illegal course they. Tiad pursued, and obtained a 
somewhat reluctant promise that the furniture, etc , should be 
restored. At the same time I instructed the W. M. to call a 
meeting for the following week, at which I promised to be 
present, hoping to obtain some peaceful solution of the diffi- 
culty. Accordingly on the appointed evening I attended, 
accompanied by Bro. Buck, P. M., and Bro. Lightbourne, J.W. 
of St. John's Lodge, Cobourg, who kindly placed their time at 
my disposal. On arriving at Roseneath, I found the promise 
made to me had not been fulfilled — -nothing had been done. 

Having obtained the charter and having a quorum I opened 
the Lodge. After hearing statements from some of the 
members with reference to the trouble, I found it originated 
in this way: Many of the members lived at long distances; 
dark nights, badly drifted roads, and inefficient officers pro- 
duced the usual result— indifference and non-attendance, 
night after night not a sufficient number present to open. At 
length the few members who lived in the immediate neighbor- 
hood, seeing that the lodge was decaying, rent accumulating, 
and no prospects of improvement, resolved to terminate the 
matter summarily, which they did in the manner already 
mentioned. 

After some discussion, finding that there was not the slightest 
prospect of restoring harmony, or of the Lodge being able to 
resume work, I recommended a surrender of the charter to 
Grand Lodge. A resolution was carried in accordance with 
my advice. The charter was placed in my hands by the W. M. 
I shall return it to Grand Lodge at the annual meeting. Those 
brethren who took no part in the spoliation should have demits 
so that they can affiliate with some other Lodge; those who 



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were concerned in it the Grand Lodge will deal with as may 
seem best. 

I am of opinion that a charter should not have been granted, 
as there is no material from which to construct a successful 
Lodge in the locality. 

Faithful brethren Lodge, No. 77, and King Hiram Lodge, 
No. 89, in the town of Lindsay, have amalgamated. I cordially 
approve of the step. 

I issued five dispensations during the year, permitting the 
brethren to appear in Masonic clothing, one for a social party 
at a Lodge room, and the others for the purpose of attending 
Divine service. 

I desire to thank the brethren for the continued kindness and 
courtesy they have shewn me during the year which is past, 
and to assure them that I shall look back on the year during 
which they have done me the honor to place me in the position 
of D. D. G. M. as among the best I have known. 

All which is fraternally submitted. 

H. Turner, 
Millbrook, July 9th, 1886. D. D. G. M., Ontario District. 



PRLNCE EDWARD DISTRICT. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and Mem- 
bers of the Grand Lodge of A. F. dr' A. M. of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — -In accordance 
with the requirements of the constitution of Grand Lodge, I 
beg herewith to submit a report on the condition of Masonry 
in Prince Edward District. 

I am happy to state that I have been able to visit every 
Lodge in the District once, (or at least the place where they 
were in the habit of meeting), and some of them several times. 
There were two Lodges in the District at which I was unable 
to get a meeting, viz. : Filius Viduse, No. 189, and Mystic, No. 
278. I notified the Worshipful Master of Filius Vidu^e Lodge, 
that I would visit them at their regular meeting Feb 17th, he 
called a meeting, but it was a very stormy evening. I had to 
drive over thirty miles and had great difficulty in getting 
through the roads. When I arrived only five of their members 
were present ; we did not hold a Lodge. I examined their 
books and found some of their members considerably in 
arrears, they had not held a meeting for nine months ; the 
Worshipful Master informed me that he had called meetings 
repeatedly, but there would never be more than five or six 



lOO GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

present ; the reason given me why some of the members 
would not attend, were : they had suspended a Past Master 
of their Lodge for gross unmasonic conduct and the D. D. G. 
M. had compelled them to reinstate him, and they could not 
conscientiously sit in a Lodge that was obliged to perpetrate 
such a fraud on the Masonic fraternity. After examining their 
minute book and getting what information I could on the 
subject from the brethren, I found they had preferred a charge 
against him, had served him with a copy of said charge, and 
notified him of time and place of trial ; he did not appear nor 
give any reason for non-appearance, they considered this 
sufficient evidence of guilt and suspended him without trial. 

I pointed out to them that the D. D. G, M. was perfectly 
right in compelling them to restore him ; that they should 
have appointed some brother to act as counsel lor him and 
proceeded with the trial just as if he were present. At the same 
meeting at which they reinstated him, another charge had been 
preferred, and they have not held a meeting since. I advised 
them to proceed with the trial in a constitutional manner, and 
I would attend and give them any advice they required, but 
so far I have not received any notice of anything being done. 

I notified the Worshipful Master of Mystic, No. 278, that I 
would visit their Lodge on 19th of March. I got a reply from 
him stating that they could not find a place in which to meet, 
that the rented hall in which they held their Lodge had been 
bought and converted into a dwelling house, and that they had 
tiad no meeting since June last. However, on the day appointed 
I went to Roslin and had a conversation with the Worshipful 
Master. I expected to see and examine their books, but I 
would have had an extra drive of eight miles, as it was I had 
to drive fifty miles that day, so I thought the sacrifice too great, 
but I was assured by the Worshipful Master that financially 
they were in good shape, having a considerable sum of money 
in the hands of the Treasurer. I informed him that they were 
in arrears with Grand Lodge for over a year and a half, having 
made no returns since June 1884, he promised to attend to 
the matter and as soon as they secured a place to meet in he 
would let me know. About a week afterwards I received a 
letter from him stating that he had remitted the amount of 
their indebtedness to the Grand Secretary. I have not heard 
from them since. 

Mount Sinai, No. 280, has been in a dormant state for over 
five years. I knew perfectly well that to attempt to resuscitate 
it would be a hopeless task, as there is not room for more than 
one Lodge in Napanee. I went several times to the 



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Worshipful Master and Secretary, and urged them to pay up 
their back dues to Grand Lodge, and either surrender their 
warrant or amalgamate with Union No. 9. Having been so long 
without a meeting it was very hard to get them to make an 
effort, but about a month ago I succeeded. The subject of 
amalgamat-ion has been favorably considered by both Lodges, 
and a committee of three from each has been appointed to 
arrange a basis, and I trust that in the course of a few weeks 
the union will be effected and sanctioned by the Grand Master, 
and there will be one strong and prosperous Lodge in Napanee. 

Immediately after coming home from Grand Lodge last 
summer, I wrote Grand Secretary asking for a statement of 
indebtedness of Lodges in this District to Grand Lodge. On 
receiving it I found nine Lodges in arrears ; two of them 
having made no returns for over five years. I wrote immedi- 
ately to some of them, calling their attention to the fact ; 
others I thought it better to visit before bringing the matter 
before them. And I am pleased to state (if my information is 
correct, and I think it is) there are only two Lodges in the 
District in arrears, and they will have the amount remitted 
before Grand Lodge meets. 

It would perhaps be injudicious and quite out of place to 
give a full account of every visit I made, and the condition of 
each Lodge separately, as it would require too much space. 

I saw the work performed by the officers of nearly every 
Lodge in the District, and in most cases it was done credit- 
ably and impressively, but in some instances I am sorry to 
have to relate the initiation was performed in such a manner 
as to leave the impression on the mind of the candidate that 
the institution was a huge burlesque, and as first impressions 
(as a rule) are most lasting, I think that this is one of the 
reasons why so many of our members are so careless and have 
such a light appreciation of their obligations. 

Early in the fall I met R. W. Bro. McGinnes and informed 
him of the changes that had been made in the work, and when 
I visited the Belleville Lodges every change was observed in each 
of the three degrees in both Eureka and The Belleville Lodges. 
The work was performed in a vtry able and efficient manner 
by the officers ot the respective Lodges. I did not see any 
work done in the Moira Lodge, but as the W. M. is a P. D. 
D. G. M., and one of the best workers in the District, I am 
satisfied that the work is done in a manner that would be 
appreciated by any member of Grand Lodge. In my visit to 
Lake Lodge I was accompanied by A. McGinnis, P. D. D. G. 
M., W. M. of Moira Lodge, \Vm. Smearton, W. M. of Eureka 



I02 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Lodge, W. Bro. Hargreaves of London, and Bro. Waters of the 
Belleville Lodge. The W. M. initiated a candidate, and did 
it in a very creditable manner, R. W. Bro. McGinnis assisting. 
There was a good attendance, but owing to the fact that I 
was quite sick all the evening, I did not examine their books, 
but 1 was assured by R. G. Bro. McGinnis, who visits the 
Lodge quite frequently, that they were in a prosperous condi- 
tion, and will eventually become a strong and useful Lodge. 

There are four Lodges in the County of Prince Edwards, 
viz.: Prince Edwards, No. i8, Star in the East, No. 164, Con- 
secon, No. 50, and Lake, No. 215. Prince Edwards is the 
largest Lodge in the District, having on its roll one hundred 
and thirty members. They have, without exception, the 
handsomest hall I have ever been in ; its walls and ceiling are 
beautifully and artistically frescoed, and the furnishings are 
equally rich and elaborate. I shall not soon forget my visit 
to this Lodge, nor the attention paid me during my visit. 

At Wellington, the brethren of Star in the East are 
thinking of building a new hall. This, I think, is one of the 
best working Lodges in the District. The officers are 
thoroughly conversant with the authorized work. I met with 
a very hearty reception. . 

Conscecon, No. 50, has not been in a thriving condition for 
some time, having made no returns to Grand Lodge for five 
years. The night I visited them was very stormy, which pre- 
vented many from coming. The Worshipful Master, who 
lived five miles distant, started, but owing to the severity of the 
weather was obliged to return home. I found their books in 
a very unsatisfactory state. Many of the older members have 
not been attending; the Lodge was almost entirely worked by 
young members, some of whom had never seen a constitution 
and did not know there was such a thing in existence as a 
Grand Lodge certificate They complained that they had been 
totally neglected by D. D. G. M's. not having had a visit from 
one for over seven years. A large number of their members 
were heavily in arrears. From conversation with those present 
I was convinced that a little shaking up was all they required. 
I advised them to take steps immediately to restore the Lodge 
to its wonted vigor. I have had several communications from 
F. Jones, the W. M., and am confident that the Lodge is now 
in good hands, and will soon be in a good healthy condition ; 
and it gives me pleasure to state that they are now nearly, if 
not altogether, clear on the books of Grand Lodge. 

At the request of the most Worshipful the Grand Master 
I had the honor of performing, in his name, the ceremony of 



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consecrating Franck Lodge, No. 127, in the village of Frank- 
fort. In the perfurmance of the ceremony I was assisted by 
a large number of Worshipful Masters and Past Masters, and 
it gives me pleasure to state that they have furnished their 
spacious hall in a manner that would do credit to many of the 
city Lodges. After the ceremony we marched in procession 
to the village hall, where dinner was served, to which I think 
about two hundred sat down. After dinner we marched back 
to the Lodge room, and as there was a number of W. Masters 
and Past Masters from other Lodges in the District present 
I thought we could not do better than have a Lodge of General 
Instruction. I went over all the changes in work that had 
been made in each of the degrees, and answered all the 
questions on ritual and jurisprudence that were put to me by 
those present. We spent two hours very pleasantly, and I trust 
profitably. 

I also had the honor, at the request and in the name of the 
most Worshipful the Grand Master, of performing the cere- 
mony of consecrating and constituting Lome Lodge, No. 404, 
at the village of Tamworth, and I think I can safely predict for 
this Lodge a prosperous and useful career. I do not think I 
visited a Lodge in which the members as a whole were more 
anxious to derive lessons of moral instruction from the emblems 
and working tools, and to strengthen the fundamental principles 
of the order, viz.: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. I visited 
this Lodge twice at their hall and once in a hall in a grove near 
Enterprize, where I installed their officers and the officers of 
Victoria Lodge, No. 299. 

There are only two Lodges in the District who have not 
exclusive occupancy of their halls; these Lodges meet in halls 
belonging to other societies. One of them (Victoria, No. 299) 
has purchased a lot and a committee has been appointed to 
take into consideration the advisability of building a hall of 
their own, and I hope before long the work will be commenced. 

On the 5th of February, the hall in which Craig Lodge, No. 
401, held their meetings, was burned. A portion of their 
paraphernalia was destroyed ; they saved their warrant and 
jewels ; loss fully covered by insurance. Since that time they 
have been meeting in the Odd-Fellow's hall ; but I just received 
a letter from their Worshipful Master informing me that they 
have a very fine hall in course of preparation, which will be 
finished by the ist of August, and of which they will have 
exclusive occupancy. 

There are at present, in the District, six halls owned by 
their occupants. The one in Belleville is owned by three 



I04 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

Lodges, making eight Lodges in all who are owners of the 
property they occupy, viz.: Moira, No. ii ; the Belleville, No. 
123; Eureka, No. 283; Prince Edward, No. 18; Madoc, No. 
48 ; Sterling, No. 69 ; Marmora, No. 222, and Tweed, No. 239. 
These halls are all spacious, well furnished, and creditable to 
their owners. 

I would like to make some reference to every Lodge, but I 
am afraid I am taking up too much space ; but I wish to say 
in reference to Sterling Lodge, No. 69, that the average 
attendance in proportion to the number of members on the roll 
is greater than that of any other Lodge in the District. There 
are on the roll about one hundred names with an average 
attendance of about sixty, which, I consider exceedingly 
creditable 

I wish to call the attention of Grand Lodge to the fact that 
there is not sufficient caution exercised in vouching for visitors, 
and in some instances the examination is a mere matter of 
form. It came to my notice that a member of a spurious Lodge, 
working under the so-called Grand Lodge of Ontario, was 
visiting as a Past Master in Craig Lodge, No. 401. I im- 
mediately wrote the Worshipful Master to investigate the 
matter quietly on their next night of meeting. I visited their 
Lodge, but it had been noised around amongst their members, 
and he had heard of it and did not appear. He registered as 
a member of Temple Lodge, No. 26, Chatham. I enquired 
how he came to be received first as a visitor, and was informed 
that he was working with a Past Master of Henderson Lodge, 
No. 383, West Winchester, to whom he had shown a certificate, 
and finding that he had quite a knowledge of the subject he 
vouched for him. I informed the Lodge that this Past 
Master was worthy of severe discipline. I am confident that, 
in future, visitors to this Lodge, who are not known, will have 
to undergo a strict examination. 

I granted two dispensations during the year, to appear in 
public clothed with the badges of the Order, for which the 
proper returns have been made. 

By invitation, I had the pleasure of attending a reception 
and banquet tendered to the most Worshipful the Grand 
Master, by the Belleville Lodges, on the 9th of November 
last. The Grand Master was accompanied by the Rt. W. the 
Grand Secretary, and Rt. W. D. McPhie, D. D. G. M., of 
Hamilton District. The reception passed off very pleasantly. 
The Grand Master was presented with a beautifully illuminated 
address, to which he made a suitable reply. A very pleasing 
feature of the proceedings was the presentation of an address 



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accompanied by valuable jewels, to Bro. Pontin, an old and 
very highly esteemed Past Master of Moira Lodge, No. ii. 
At the banquet very interesting and instructive addresses were 
delivered by the Grand Master, the Grand Secretary, R. T. 
Walkem, P. D. D. G. M. of St. Lawrence District, and W. Bro. 
Robertson, M. P., of Belleville. 

The following deaths have been reported to me : Bro. 
John Craig of Stirling Lodge, No. 69, Bro John Albert 
Aunger of Marmora Lodge, No. 222, who died Aug. 22, 
1885 ; Bro. David McKee of Star in the East Lodge, No. 
164, who died March 5th ; Bro. Edward Jones of Prince of 
Wales Lodge, No. 146, who died March 15th; and V. W, 
Bro. Aylsworth, M. D., of Prince of Wales Lodge, No. 146. 
All except Bro. Craig were buried with Masonic honors. 

There appears to be a great delicacy on the part of the 
officers of some of the Lodges to enforce the provisions of the 
Constitution and By-laws in regard to arrearages, and the con- 
sequence is these Lodges are financially weak, whereas those 
Lodges that work on strict business principles are healthy and 
strong. There is one thing that appears very strange to me, 
that it is generally the wealthiest members of the Lodges who 
are in arrears and who allow themselves to be suspended. 

I am very sorry that I cannot give a glowing account of the 
condition of the order in this District, although from the 
information I have received from various Districts, it would 
compare favorably and perhaps would not be surpassed by 
any District in the jurisdiction of Grand Lodge ; to the out- 
side would it may appear strong and vigorous, and in point 
of numbers I think we have no reason to complain, but there 
is evidently wanting on the part of very many of those who belong 
to our Lodges that interest that should exist, and without which 
no practical exemplification of the principles of Freemasonry 
can be expected. In examining the registers of many of the 
Lodges I found some having a membership of from thirty-iive 
to sixty, with* an average attendance of from twelve to fifteen, 
and on making enquiry into the cause I failed to get any 
satisfactory reason. I was assured in most cases it was not 
those who lived long distances from the Lodges who were most 
irregular in their attendance, but in many instances those 
living almost within sound of the gavel. Verymanyact as though 
they thought they had done their whole duty when they appeared 
in a public procession, sporting an apron and a pair of white 
kid gloves, and many seem to entirely ignore the first and 
most important of the grand principles on which our insti- 
tution is founded. 



Io6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

In closing my report I desire to express my cordial thanks 
to the officers and members of the sevenl Lodges. My re- 
ception has been extremely agreeable and courteous, and I shall 
not soon forget the kindness and consideration shown to me 
in every part of the District. My correspondence has been 
considerable ; a great many questions have been submitted to 
me, but by the aid of R. W. Bro. Robertson's Digest of 
Masonic Jurisprudence, I think I was enabled to answer them 
all satisfactorily. I desire to express my personal esteem for 
the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, and for R. W. Bro. 
J. J. Mason, Giand Secretary, who on all occasions gave me 
any advice I required. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

ROBT. W. LONGMORE, 
D. D. G. M., Prince Edward District. 
Camden East, June 28th, 1886. 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master.^ Officers and Mem- 
bers of the Grand Lodge of A. F. ^ A. M. of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — In compliance 
with the requirements of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge 
of Canada, I have the honor to submit the following report on 
the condition of Masonry in the St. Lawrence District during 
the year it has been under my supervision. 

I regret very much that I have been unable to visit all the 
Lodges in the District, as I intended to, owing to a serious injury 
received in August last, which disabled me from doing work 
of any kind for nearly three months. This with other circum- 
stances, over which I had no control, prevented me from dis- 
charging the important duties entrusted to me, as they should have 
been in the best interests of Masonry. However, I visited a 
goodly number of the Lodges, and particularly those which my 
predecessor was unable to reach, thereby giving to those Lodges 
one official visit in two years, while the greater number received 
annual visits. And as a redistribution of the Districts is pro- 
posed (and I have no doubt will be carried at the Annual Meeting 
of Grand Lodge) whereby the number will be increased and 
the Lodges in each District reduced, the work of the D. D. 
G. M. will be rendered less arduous and the interests of Masonry 
better served. 

I am pleased to be able to report, as far as I can judge from 
my visits and other reliable information, that the Lodges in 



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this District are working very satisfactorily and well, and many 
of them for accuracy and impressiveness of ritual would be 
hard to excell. 

Having learned that Lansdowne Lodge had not held their 
regular meetings for some time, I called a special meeting, 
which was well attended, and finding the cause was a want of 
a proj^er hall in which to hold their meetings, and finding they 
had an abundance of good Masonic material, I soon discovered 
that the difficulty could be overcome, and before parting with them 
I concluded our interview would have the desired effect, and 
the Lodge would soon be in working order again. I found the 
Lodge room neatly and well furnished, the books satisfactorily 
and orderly kept, and brotherly love and harmony prevailing. 

A dispensation for a new Lodge was granted (on my recom- 
mendation) to the brethren of the village of Lyn, (Leeds Co.) 
by the most Worshipful the Grand Master, within the present 
month, and it will be organized as soon as the Bro., who is named 
as W. M., proves his proficiency in the Masonic art. 

During the year I have received the usual monthly notices 
of meetings, no irregularities and no complaints — with one 
exception in regard to jurisdiction of territory, which I think 
will be settled amicably. 

In February last a new Lodge was formed and put in work- 
ing order in Brockville, under the so-called Grand Lodge of 
Ontario. As soon as I heard of it, the W. Masters of Surrey 
and Salem Lodges (of Brockville) and myself put a notice in 
the Brockville papers declaring it clandestine and illegal, and 
warning all the Masons to beware ofthem and have no Masonic 
fellowship with them, all of which I transmitted to the Most 
Worshipful the Grand Master, through the Grand Secretary, and 
received his approval of the course pursued. More recently I 
have heard this said illegal Lodge is seldom spoken of, and, as 
near as I can judge, it will die a natural death in the near 
future. 

During the year I installed the officers of Simpson Lodge, 
Newboro, and Harmony Lodge, Delta. 

I have also issued two dispensations, one to Leeds Lodge, 
Gananoque, for the installation of officers, after the proper 
date; and one to Salem Lodge, Brockville, to appear in regalia 
in parade, for the purpose of attending Divine service. 

Three deaths have occured in the District, all of whom were 
buried with Masonic honors, and duly reported in the Lodge 
reports to the Grand Secretary. 

During the past winter my Parliamentary duties called me to 



Io8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Toronto for about two months, during which time I had the 
pleasure of meeting the M. W. the Grand Master, and Rt. W. 
Bro. Widdifield, D. D. G. M., Toronto District, and accompany- 
ing these distinguished brethren in several of their official 
visits to the different Masonic Lodges of the city of Toronto, 
from whom we received a most welcome and fraternal greeting. 
In conclusion, I beg to tender to the brethren of this District 
my most sincere thanks for the universal courtesy and kindness 
I have received from them in my official capacity, and I 
shall always remember with i)leasure the year I occupied the 
office of D. D. G. M. of the St. Lawrence District. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

R. H. Preston, 

Newboro, June 26th, 1886. D. D. G. M., St. Lawrence District. 



OTTAWA DISTRICT, 

To the M. W. the Gra?td Master^ Officers and Members of the 
Grand Lodge of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — In obedience to 
the Constitution of Grand Lodge I have the honor to submit 
my report on the condition of Masonry in the Ottawa District. 

During the year I have visited seventeen out of nineteen 
Lodges in this jurisdiction. 

In October last, by command of the M. W. Grand Master, 
assisted by V. W. Bro. John A. Campbell, of this city, I had 
the honor of consecrating and dedicating Mattawa Lodge, N o. 
405, Mattawa, Nipissing District, and found every reason to 
congratulate the brethren forming that Lodge, at the western 
limit of this District, on its prosperous condition. 

During my term of office I have installed the officers 
of the following Lodges: Mattawa, No 405; Evergreen, No. 
209; Doric, No. 58; Civil Service, No. 148; Chaudiere, No. 
264; Prince of Wales, No. 371, and Lodge ot Fidelity, No. 231. 

I issued four dispensations to appear in Masonic clothing, 
in each instance for the purpose of attending Divine worship, 
the offertory to be applied to Masonic objects. 

I have much pleasure in being able to state that no com- 
plaints have been submitted to me. 

I have been exceedingly gratified to observe the uniformity 
of work throughout the District, owing much to the efficient 
discharge of duty by my predecessors in office. 

On the 17th, 1 8th and 19th of May I held Lodges of In- 
struction, severally in the different degrees, at the Masonic 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. IO9 

hall, in this city. The meetings were fully attended and much 
interest was manifested in the exemplification of the work. 

Death has removed from the ranks of the brethren here to 
the Grand Lodge above R. W. Bro. E. C. Barber, P.D.D.G.M., 
Ottawa District, an honorary member of Lodge of Fidelity, No. 
231; also VV. Bro. Christopher Leggo, P. M. of the Builder's 
Lodge, No. 177. 

To the brethren of the District I desire to extend my most 
sincere thanks for the uniform courtesy and fraternal consider- 
ation which have been extended to me in every portion of the 
jurisdiction. 

I cannot close my report without expressing my appreciation 
of the kind services of V. W. Bro. J. A. Campbell, W. Bro. 
David Taylor, W. Bro. R. F. Preston, and other brethren who 
so generously tendered me valuable assistance in the discharge 
of my official duties. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Clarence Ronald Church, M. D., 

Ottawa, July 5th, 1886. D. D. G. M., Ottawa District. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD ON WARRANTS.. 

R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, President of the Board of 
General Purposes, presented and read the following report : — 
The Board beg leave to report that they have examined the 
books of the following Lodges, at present working under dispen- 
sation, and having made due inquiry into the circumstances 
stated in their applications, have much pleasure in recommend- 
ing that warrants be granted to them, as follows : — 

Keystone Lodge, Sault St. Marie, Algoma District. 
Rodney " Rodney, London " 

Naphtali " Tilbury Centre, St. Clair " 
And that the Grand Master be requested to continue 
dispensations to the following Lodges, viz :— 

Fort William Lodge, Fort William, Algoma District. 
Lyn " Lyn, St. Lawrence " 

Fraternally submitted. 

DONALD ROSS, 

Chairman of Sub-Co»imittee. 



no GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

It was moved by R. W. IJro. Henry Robertson, seconded 
by R. \V. Bro. Donald Ross, and 

/Resolved, — That the Report of the Board on Warrants be received and 
adopted. 

REPORT OF THE BO.ARD ON AUDIT AND 
FINANCE. 
R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, President of the Board of 
General Purposes, presented and read the following 

report: 
The Board, through the Committee of Finance, have audi- 
ted the books of the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary, 
and certify to their correctness. 

All moneys received by the Grand Secretary have been paid 
over to the Grand Treasurer, and the receipt acknowledged by 
that officer. Vouchers have been produced for all payments 
made by the Grand Treasurer, as authorized by Grand Lodge. 
The Receipts and Expenditures from ist June, 1885, to 
31st May, 1886, have been as follows : 

RECEIPTS. 

Certificates, $ 2,117 00 

Dues, 9,328 00 

Fees, Ij344 00 

Dispensations, 157 00 

Warrants, 50 00 

Constitutions, 330 00 

Past Master's Certificates 16 00 

Commutations, 165 00 

Sundries, i 75 

Interest on General Fund, 2,649 34 

" Asylum " . . 324 00 

Cash in Bank, 31st May, 1885, 12,994 49 

$29,476 58 

EXPENDITURES. 

Grand Secretary's Salary $ 1,600 00 

Assist. " " 800 00 

Rent of Grand Secretary's Office, 175 00 



ANNUAL COMMUXICATION, WINDSOR, 5886, i: 

Incidental Expenses, viz : — 

Repairing Regalia, $ 14 60 

Fuel and Light, 31 08 

Book Case, 4 00 

Travelling Expenses, 24 55 

R. W. Bro. Rea, Expenses at Ottawa, 7 00 

Customs, 2 56 

Printing and Binding, 20 98 

Office Cleaning, 37 68 

Telegrams, 11 85 

Express and Cartage, 796 

Postage, r93 66 

• $355 92 
Less amount due Grand Secretar}'.. 55 92 

$ 300 00 

Grand Secretary, balance of inciden- 
tals to 31st May, 1885, r2 2=5 

Allowance to Grand Master, coo 00 

Spectator, Printing Proceedings, &c., ^ge 03 

" Sundry Printing, 209 95 

Ennis & Cook, Sundry Printing, .... 69 50 

Copp, Clark & Co., for M. ^L Cer- 
tificates 45973 

Expenses of the Board of General 
Purposes, 

Expenses ot Grand Lodge meeting, 

Buntin, Gillies & Co., Stationery, . , . 

M. W. Bro. Klotz and Seymour, ex 
re Committee, 

Bro. Hillman, 

Premium on Grand Secretary's Bond, 

Presentation to M. W. Bro. Otto 
Klotz, 

Grand Secretary's Books, 

Insurance on Regalia, &c., 



527 


90 


44 


88 


36 


60 


20 


20 


12 


00 


50 


00 


245 


50 


90 


00 


17 


50 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



M. W. Bro. Klotz, Expenses Revision 

of Constitution, 25 60 



$ 5.831 64 
Benevolence, — 

Orders on Benevolence, $9,260 00 

Mrs, Wilson, 300 00 

Miss Wilson, 300 00 

Mrs. Harris, . 225 00 

$10,085 °° 

Cash in Bank of Commerce,.... i3>559 94 



$29,476 58 
The funds of Grand Lodge on the 31st May, 1886, were as 
follows : — 

Special deposit in Canadian Bank of Com- 
merce at 4^ per cent., credited monthly, $55,400 00 
Cash in Bank of Commerce, i3>559 94 



^959 94 

Which represents the balances at the credit of the following 
accounts : — 

General Fund, $ 20,899 3^ 

Asylum Fund, May, 1885, $10,524 75 

Add interest collected 324 00 

$ 10,848 75 

Benevolent Investment account, 

May, 1885, $31,504 60 

Add 10 per cent, gross receipts 

from ist June, i}35o 87 

32,855 47 

Benevolent Current account, .... 4)356 34 



$68,959 94 
The Board have examined the following accounts and, find- 
ing them correct recommend their payment : 
M. W. Bro. Klotz, postage and stationery, 3 years 

Com. of Benevolence $ 45 00 

Buntin, Gillies & Co., stationery 35 44 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. II3 

Ennis Ov: Cook, printing 12 00 

Copp, Clark (S: Co., certificates 284 72 

Times Printing Co 95 50 

Spectator Printing Co 81 25 

Robt. Duncan & Co., books and stationery. ... 46 10 

Grand Secretary, balance of incidentals 55 92 

Grand Secretary, advance for incidentals 300 00 

Printing and other expenses, Committee on the 

Redistribution of Districts 140 08 

$1,106 01 

Regarding the application of Northern Light Lodge, No. 266, 
Stayner, asking for a new warrant (free of cost) to replace the 
old one destroyed by fire, the Board recommend that in con- 
sideration of their severe loss a second time by fire, a new one 
be issued to them free of cost. 

In reference to the application of Prince Albert Lodge, No. 
183, Port Perry; VValsingham Lodge, No. 174, Port Rowan, 
and Delaware Valley Lodge, No. 358, Delaware, requesting a 
remission of dues owing this Grand Lodge, stating that they 
had been unfortunate in losing the paraphernalia by fire, the 
Board again desire to repeat that as these claims have always 
been refused, they cannot recommend that they be entertained. 

Respecting the application of Bothwell Lodge, No. 179, Both- 
well asking for remission of Grand Lodge dues, the Board have 
carefully considered the communication from the D. D. G. I\L of 
the St. Clair District on their behalf, but cannot recommend 
any remission. It is not deemed advisable to make a precedent 
in these cases, but the Board trust the brethren will make a 
strenuous effort to overcome their difficulties. 

A memorial has been received from Oakville Lodge, No. 
400, asking Grand Lodge to convey to said Lodge the moneys 
and other property of the defunct White Oak Lodge, No. 198, 
now held by this Grand Lodge. The Board recommend that 
the Grand Secretary be instructed to make the necessary 
transfer to the said Oakville Lodge, No. 400. 

The Board desire to acknowledge the receipt of a communi- 
cation from Mr. Allen Cleghorn, President of the Brant 



114 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Memorial Association, and have carefully considered their 
application for assistance in their laudable undertaking, yet 
they deem it inadvisable to recommend that any grant be made, 
as Grand Lodge funds have never been devoted to objects other 
than benevolence and the ordinary e.\])enses of Grand Lodge. 

As the tenders for Grand Lodge printing expire with the 
pres'^nt year, the Board recommend that the Grand Secretary 
invite new tenders for five years, under the same regulations 
and conditions that the former tender was accepted. 

The Grand Treasurer having notified the President of the 
Board that the Bank of Commerce decline to continue paying 
4)^ per cent, interest (computed monthly) upon the special 
deposit, the Board recommend that the Finance Committee of 
the Board, and the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master and 
Grand Treasurer be authorized to make enquiry from the 
several Investment Associations what interest they would allow 
for sums of $10,000, or more, invested for not more than five 
years ; and that the said committee be empowered to invest 
the funds of Grand Lodge up to say $60,000.00, in the 
securities of such monetary institutions as they may deem best. 

In accordance with the recommendation of the Board, last 
year the Grand Secretary notified thirty-one Lodges to show 
cause at this annual communication why their several warrants 
should not be forfeited for non-compliance with the constitution 
with respect to returns and remittances. 

Fifteen of the thirty-one Lodges have made returns and 

placed themselves in good standing, and a majority of the 

remainder having shown sufificicnt cause, the Board recommend 

that a year's further time be granted to those in arrears before 

» action is finally taken by Grand Lodge. 

Fraternally submitted. 

T. Sargant, 

Chairman of Sub- Committee. 

It was moved by Rt. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, seconded by 
Rt. W. Bro. Thos. Sargant, and 

Resolved, — That the report of the Board on Audit and Finance be re- 
ceived and (subsequently) adopted. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. II5 

REPORT OF THE BOARD ON BENEVOLENCE. 

R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, on behalf of the Board, pre- 
sented the following report : — 

The Board have had under consideration the several applica- 
tions for relief, and, after due consideration, recommended that 
the following appropriations be paid during the ensuing year 
from the Funds of Benevolence, in two half-yearly payments) 
namely :— 

No. To Whom Granted. .\mount. • Through Whom Payable. 

I Toronto Board of Relief $500 Sec.-Treas. Toronto L.B.R. 



2 


Hamilton ' 








150 


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u 


3 


London 


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70 


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30 


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50 


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Il6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

30 Widow of E. G 30 Sec.-Treas. Toronto L.B.R. 

31 " C. S 40 

32 " J. S 30 

33 " S. Mc. B 20 " " " 

34 " R. S 40 

35 Brother D. B 40 " " " 

36 " H. C. H 30 

37 Janet, daughter of J. M. 10 " " " 

38 Euphemia, '• J. M. 10 

39 Widow of G. S 20 " Hamilton " 

40 " P. P 20 

41 " W. W. P 20 

42 " J. E. A 20 

43 " G. S 20 

44 " T. B. H 30 " 

45 " J. W 20 

46 " T. K 30 

47 " J. W. F 20 

48 " "w. W. R 20 

49 " P. S 30 

50 " W. S 30 

51 " W. L 30 

52 " T. McC 20 

53 " W. A. H 20 

54 " T. G. S 20 

55 " J. W. H 20 

56 " W. J. S. K 20 

57 " J. S. L.. 40 

58 " J. McK 30 

59 " A. McM 20 

60 " J. E 20 

61 " J. R. G 40 

62 " J. B 20 " " " 

63 " G. G 30 

64 " T. S. : 30 " " 

65 " T. W. W 20 > " 

66 " W. D 20 " 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. II 7 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

67 Widow of A. M 3oSec.-Treas.Ham'tonL.B.R. 

68 " W. C. C 30 

69 Wife of J. R. G 40 

70 Louisa, dau. of P. H. E. 20 

71 Brother C. W. S 50 

72 Widow of T. W 20 " London 

73 " J. Le. C 20 

74 " E. L 20 

75 " T. L 20 

76 " A. McI 20 

77 " C. B 30 

78 " L. H 30 

79 " E. W. G 20 

80 " D. M 20 

81 " G. H 20 

82 " A. G 40 

83 " G. C 30 

84 " C. H 30 

85 " J. P 20 

86 " W. H. K 20 

87 " T. McC. L 30 

88 " J. W 20 

89 " R. J. S 20 

90 " D. McK 20 

91 " W. H. S 20 

92 " T. G. S 20 

93 " H. R. B 40 

94 " LH 20 

95 " L. G. J 30 

96 Oq^hans of J. 20 

97 Widow of L. 30 

98 " J. R 20 

99 Wife and Children of J. M 30 

100 Brothers. T 50 

loi " J. D 40 

102 Orphans of R. B 20 

103 Widow of T. S 30 " Ottawa 



ii8 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

04 Widow of J. S 20 Sec.-Treas. Ottawa L.B.R. 



30 

30 
20 
40 

40 



05 " JH 

06 " B. H 

07 " T. S. S 

08 " W. H. McB. . 

09 " E. C. B 

10 " J. McK 40 

11 " E. P 30 

12 " J. S. 1 20 

13 Orphans of J. O 40 

14 " J. M 20 

15 Widow of T. H 30 

16 " R. C. B 40 

17 " S. B ,.... 30 

18 " G. A 20 

19 " J. B T 20 

20 " J. K. 30 

21 " J. K. 20 

22 " W. T 30 

23 " W. R 

24 " W. J 

25 " R. N 

26 " D. C 

27 " W. W. N... 

28 " P. S. L 

29 Brother T. P 40 

30 Orphans of W. R 20 

31 Widow of J. H 20 

32 " F. W. R 

33 " T. B. M 

34 " E. T 

35 " S. W 

36 " H. C 

37 Brother J. N 50 

38 Widow of W. C 30 

39 " G. S. B 20 

40 Brother J. E. W 50 



Kingston 



30 






40 


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a 


20 


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40 


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30 


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<i 


20 


(( 


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40 


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20 


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(( 


20 


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Peterborough 


30 


u 


(( 


40 


(( 


(( 


40 


(( 


(( 


30 


(( 


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20 


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ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 



119 



No. To Whom Granted. Amount. 

41 Louisa, dau. of H. L. . . . 20 

42 Widow of S. I 20 



43 " J- W. S 30 

44 " J. F. K 20 

45 Brother G. P 30 

46 Widow of C. J. E 30 



Through Whom Payable. 

Sec.-Treas. Guelph L.B.R. 

Stratford 
" St. Thomas " 



47 
48 

49 
50 
51 

52 
53 
54 
55 
56 
57 
58 

59 
60 
61 
62 

63 
64 

65 



A. K 40 

T. B 20 

W^ L 20 

R. W. M 20 

J. C. S 40 

J. S 20 

D. R 20 

W. J..B 20 

H. H 30 

J. McN 20 



R. C S 

A. M 

S. K 

E. C 

H. R 20 

M. McP 40 

D. McL 30 

W. S. McK . 
P. N 

66 Brother J. S. V 

67 Widow of W. P 

68 " J. C 

69 " W. D 

70 " H. H 

71 Brother C. A. H. P.. . 

72 " G F. P 40 

73 " J, B 50 

74 Orphans of J. H. M . . 

75 " W. T 

76 Widow of J. F 20 

77 " FA. C. .. 30 



20 

30 

50 

30 
20 

40 

30 
40 



40 
20 



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20 






20 


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20 


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30 


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I20 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. 'Ihrough Whom Payable. 

178 Widow of j. G. F 3oSec.-Tres.O\vcn S'd L.B.R. 

179 " A. S. McI.... 20 

i3o " J. T 20 W. M. Niagara, 2. 

181 " R. H 30 " 

182 Daughter of T. N 30 " Union, 9. 

183 Widow of J. C 20 " 

184 " F. B 20 " 

185 " J.N 40 " True Britons, 14. 

186 " W. D 20 " 

187 " J. H 40 " 

188 " W. S 30 " Prince Ed^vards, 18. 

189 " J. J. C 20 " 

190 " R. L 20 "St. Francis, 24. 

191 " W. J. P 30 " Ontario, 26. 

192 " J. McG 20 " * 

193 " J. R. R 20 " United, 29. 

194 " T. C 20 " Composite, 30 

195 " A. D 30 " Jerusalem, 31. 

196 " D. S 20 " 

197 " G. G 20 " 

198 " S. B 40 " Amity, 32, 

199 " W. L 30 " 

200 " W. J 30 " 

201 " S. W 20 " 

202 Sarah, dau. of L. J. W. . . 50 " " 

203 Widow of M. S 30 " Thistle, 34. 

204 " J. McV 20 " 

205 " B.N 20 " Welland, 36. 

206 " J K. 30 " Hiram 37. 

207 " P. S. McK 20 " 

208 " J. M 20 " Vaughan, 54. 

209 " R. W 20 " 

210 " C. E. V 20 " 

211 " A. G 30 " Merrickville, 55. 

212 " T. B. C 40 " Sterling, 69. 

213 " J- 1 30 " St. James', 73. 

214 Brother J. 1 40 " 



Xo. 

216 
217 
218 
219 
2 20 
221 
2 2 2 
223 
224 
225 
226 
227 
228 
229 
230 



236 

237 
238 

239 

240 
241 
242 

243 

244 

245 
246 

247 
248 
249 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 121 

To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

Brother W. J.I 50 W.M. Faithful Brethren, 77. 

Widow of F. W. B 30 " King Hiram, 78. 

Brother J. W , . 40 " Simcoe, 79. 

Widow of J. C. B 20 " Albion, 80. 

D. McL 20 " St. John's, 81. 

J. L. McK.... 40 " 

E. H 20 " ■ " 

" W. L. R 20 •' King Hiram, 89. 

A. N. B 20 " Colborne, 91. 

G. G 20 " 

L. T 40 " 

J. E. B 20 " 

Brother J. M 50 " Northern Light, 93. 

Orphans of W. J. D 30 " 

Widow of R. F 20 " Sharon, 97. 

W. H 20 " 

R. B. C. P.... 20 " 

Orphans of J. W. A 20 " 

Widow of R. F 40 " Tuscan, 99. 

J. R 30 " 

A W. H 20 " Valley, 100. 

R. B 20 '• Maple Leaf, 103. 

J. F. R 30 " 

Orphans of S. S 40 " St. John's, 104. 

Widow of T. P 20 " Burford, 106. 

J. B. S 30 " 

G. W. V. L. .. 20 " Albion, 109. 

Brother P. M 50 " 

R. P 50 " 

Widow of J. P 30 " Central, no. 

T. D. H 40 " 

" W. A 20 " Wilson, 113. 

W. S. P 20 " 

«' W. P 20 " " 

J. W. B 40 " 

A. M 40 " Ivy, 115. 

R. B 30 " Cassia, 116. 



122 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

252 Widow of T. A 20 W. M. Maple Leaf, 119. 

253 " VV. P 20 " Doric, 121. 

254 " H. R 20 " " 

255 " C. B 40 " 

256 " A. D 20 " The Belleville, 123. 

257 " R. N 30 " 

258 " E. L. A 20 '< " 

259 Brother J. H 40 " " 

260 Orphans of G. B. F 20 " " 

261 Widow of J. R 30 " Golden Rule, 126. 

262 " H. O'N 30 " " 

263 " J- H 20 " Rising Sun, 129. 

264 " J. S 40 " St. Lawrence, 131. 

265 " W. R 40 " St. Clair, 135. 

266 " J. J 40 " Lebanon, 139. 

267 " J. VV. H 30 " Prince of Wales, 146. 

268 " R. G 20 " 

269 " J. W. R 20 " " 

270 Daughter of J. R. S 40 " " 

271 \Vidow of J. T 30 " Mississippi, 147. 

272 " W. A. D 30 " 

273 " D. T 40 " 

274 " R. B 20 " Irving, 154. 

275 Brother li. H 30 " Simpson, 157. 

276 Widow of F. A. C 20 " " 

277 " J. C 20 " Percy, 161. 

278 " R. E 30 " 

279 '' W. C 20 " Prince of Wales, 171. 

280 " W. A. F 40 " 

281 " T. A 30 " Walsingham, 174. 

282 " J. B 20 " Spartan, 176. 

283 " W. H. C 20 " Oriental, 181. 

284 " J. E. D 40 " 

285 " R. B. W 30 " Prince Albert, 184. 

286 " C. S. H 20 " St. Albans, 200. 

287 " J. U 30 " ' Lancaster, 207. 

288 " G. S 30 " Evergreen, 209. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 1 23 

N'o. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

289 Widow of J. C. R 20 W. M. Lake, 215. 

290 " E. A.-S 20 " 

291 " R. S. H 20 " Harris, 216. 

295 " W. McK 20 " Credit. 219. 

293 " D. P 20 " Bernard, 225. 

294 " A. B. S 40 " Ionic, 229. 

295 Brother W. N 50 " Manitoba, 236. 

296 Widow of P. F. L. R. . . . 20 " Beaver, 234. 

297 " J. V 20 " Aldworth, 235. 

298 " T. F 40 " Havelock, 238. 

299 Orphans of J. T. B 40 " Tweed, 239. 

300 Widow of N. R 30 " Quinte 241. 

301 " R. A. F : . . . . 20 " 

302 " W. P 30 " Sydenham, 255. 

303 Brother J. H 50 " Oak Branch, 661. 

304 Widow of J. A 20 " Harriston, 262. 

305 " R. J. C 20 " 

306 John W. S., sonofT. S.. 40 " Forest, 263. 

307 Widow of H. M 20 " WeUington, 271. 

308 " J. H 20 " New Hope, 279. 

309 " S. W 40 " 

310 " R. R 20 " Thorne, 281. 

311 " P. S 20 " Lome, 282. 

312 " C. R 40 " 

313 " J. McR 20 " 

314 " H. P. T 40 " Wingham, 286. 

315 " A. B 30 " Minerva, 304. 

316 " T- S 40 " Durham, 306. 

317 " T. F. E 20 " Arkona, 307. 

318 " J- J- E 30 " Morning Star, 309. 

319 Brother J. P 50 " 

320 Widow of W. A. G 40 " Blackwood, 311. 

321 " J. M 20 " Blair, 314. 

322 " D. J. B 40 " 

323 " E. E. S 20 " Hiram, 319. 

324 " J. A 40 " Walker, 321. 

325 " J. McT 20 " Alvinston, 323. 



124 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



No. 



To Whom Granted. 



Through Whom Payable. 



326 W. D. orphan of J. H. I). 20 W. M. King Solomon, 329. 

327 Widow of F. H 40 



328 
329 
330 
331 
332 
333 



H. P. B . 
A. G... 
J. T. D.. 
J.H.... 
W. S... 
C. W. P, 



334 Ann B. C, wife of C. C. 

335 Widow of H.L.T 



. Occident, 346. 
30 
3" 
30 
30 
40 

40 

30 M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz. 

30 Bro, Robert Armour. , 



Mercer, 347. 

Henderson, 388. 

Leopold, 297, 

Oakville, 400. 



336 " A. B 40 M.W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson 

The following is an abstract of the returns received from 

the Local Boards of Relief, as at the 31st May, 1886 : — 
The Local Board of Relief of the city of Belleville, is the 

only one which has failed to make the return as required by 

Grand Lodge Rule. 

TORONTO. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 



1885 $44 38 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 500 00 

To 23 Pensioners 600 00 

Grants from 11 Lodges, 

viz.: 16, 22, 25, 65, 75, 

86, 218, 247, 316, 339, 

and 367 686 20 

Other Sources 150 78 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants irom Grand Lodge 

to 23 Pensioners $ 585 oo- 

Local Relief 135 15 

Transient Relief 819 55 

Funeral Expenses 22 00 

Incidentals 43 15 

I Order returned 15 o& 



Total Expenditure 1,619 85 

Balance on hand 361 51 



$1981 36 



27 35 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1885 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 150 00 

To 33 Pensioners 860 00 

Grants from i Lodge, viz. : 

6 79 81 

Other Sources 162 68 



$1,981 36 

HAMILTON. 

EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 23 Pensioners $ 840 00 

Local Relief 187 75 

Transient Relief 152 00 

Funeral Expenses 55 9* 

1 Order returned 20 cx> 



Total EjSpenditure 1,255 00 

Balance on hand 24 18 



$1,279 84 



$1,279 84 



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125 



LONDON. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1885 $ 18 59 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 70 00 

To 26 Pensioners 63c 00 

Grants from 8 Lodges, viz. : 

20, 42, 64, 195, 209a, 

330. 345> 380 145 00 

Other Sources 274 00 



EXI'ENIJITUKE. 

Grants Irom Grand Lodge 

to 26 Pensioners $630 00 

Local Relief 283 00 

Transient Relief 74 55 

Funeral Expenses 25 00 

Incidentals 10 00 



Total Expenditure. . . . 1,022 65 
Balance on hand 1 14 94 



$1,137 59 

OTTAWA. 



$',137 59 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

18S5 $ 31 39 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 30 00 

To 6 Pensioners 160 00 

Grants from 7 Lodges, viz. : 

52, 58, 148, 177, 231, 

264 and 371 140 50 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 6 Pensioners $160 00 

Local Relief 85 00 

Transient Relief 29 00 

Incidentals 6 00 



Total Expenditure .... 2S0 00 
Balance on hand Si 89 



$361 89 
KINGSTON. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1885 $ 10 28 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 50 00 

To 15 Pensioners 430 00 

■Grants trom 3 Lodges, viz. : 

3. 92, 253 182 55 

Other Sources 125 00 



$361 89 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 15 Pensioners $430 co 

Local Relief 150 00 

Transient Relief 70 00 

Funeral Expenses ^37 55 

Incidentals i 09 



Total Expenditure. 
Balance on hand . . . 



$797 83 
PETERBOROUGH. 



788 64 
9 19 

$797 83 



RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 

Balance on hand 31st May, Grants from Grand Lodge 

1885 $ 16 39 to 7 Pensioners $230 00 

To 7 Pensioners 230 00 Local Pelief 17 00 



126 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Grants from i Lodge, viz.: Transient Relief 25 oo 

lOi 5 00 Incidentals i 00 

Other Sources 25 25 

Total Expenditure.... 273 00 
Balance on hand 3 64 



$276 64 $276 64 
CHATHAM. 

RECEIRTS. EXPENDITURE. 

Balance on hand 31st May, Grants from Grand Lodge 

18S5 $ 1 7 40 to 3 Pensioners $ 80 00 

Direct Grant from Grand Local Relief 48 00 

Lodge 30 00 Transient Relief. 65 55 

To 3 Pensioners 80 00 

Grants from 2 Lodges, viz. : 

46 and 267 78 00 Total Expenditure. ... $193 55 

Other Sources 9 5° Balance on hand 21 35 



$214 90 $214 90 
GUELPH. 

RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 

Direct Grant from Grand Balance due Treasurer. . . $ 3 06 

Lodge $ 10 00 Grants from Grand Lodge 

To 5 Pensioners 160 00 to 5 Pensioners 160 00 

Grants from 3 Lodges, viz. : Local Relief 24 85 

180, 258 and 361 30 25 Transient Relief 9 20 

Incidentals 75 



Total Expenditure $^97 86 

Balance on hand. .... 2 39 



$200 25 $200 25 
STRATFORD. 

RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 

Balance on hand 31st May, Grants from Grand Lodge 

1885 $ 66 83 to I Pensioner $ 20 00 

To I Pensioner 20 00 Local Relief 35 00 

Grants from 3 Lodges, viz. : Funeral Expenses 35 00 

144, 302 and 332 56 15 Incidentals 50 



Total Expenditure.... $ 90 50 
Balance on hand 52 48 

$142 98 $142 98 



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127 



ST. THOMAS. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1885 $ 22 83 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 10 00 

To 3 Pensioners 80 00 



$112 83 

GALT. 



EXPENDITtl 


'RE. 




Grants from tirand Lodge 




to 3 Pensioners 




$ 80 00 


Local Relief 




lO GO 


Transient Relief. . . , 




3 00 


Incidentals 




30 


Total Expenditure. 


$ 93 30 


Balance on hand . . 




19 53 



$112 83 



RECEIPTS. 
Balance on hand 31st May, 

1885 

To 3 Pensioners 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grant from Grand Lodge 

35 15 to 3 Pensioners 

90 00 Transient Relief 

Incidentals 

Total Exp^diture. . . . 
Balance on hand 



$125 15 
STRATHROY. 



$ 90 00 

3 75 

05 

$ 93 80 
31 35 

$125 15 



RECEIPTS. 
Balance on hand 31st May, 

1885 $ 12 16 

To II Pensioners 260 00 

Grants from 2 Lodges, viz. : 

S^ and 366 25 00 

Other Sources i 47 



EXPENDITURE. 
Grants from Grand Lodge 

to Pensioners $230 00 

Local Relief 25 00 

Transient Relief 3 50 

Orders in favor of Widow 

Jones, transferred to 

Amity Lodge, No. 32, 

Dunnville 30 00 



Total Expenditure 
Balance on hand . . 



$298 62 



$288 50 
10 13 

$298 63 



RECEIPTS. 

To 7 Pensioners 

Grant from i Lodge . . . 



GODERICH. 

EXPENDITURE. 

5220 00 Grant from Grand Lodge 

78 73 to 7 Pensioners $220 00 

Local Relief 59 39 

Funeral Expenses '9 34 



Total Expenditure.... $298 73 



$298 73 



$298 73 



128 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



WINDSOR. 



RKCEII'TS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1885 $ 25 50 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 40 00 

To I Pensioner 30 00 

Grant from i Lodge, 47. . . 35 00 



EXPENDITURE. 
Grant from Grand Lodge 

to I Pensioner $ 30 00 

Local Relief 25 00 

Transient Relief 59 00 



Total Expenditure $114 00 

Balance on hand. ..... 16 50 



$130 50 



$130 50 



WOODSTOCK. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1885 $ I 05 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 10 00 

To 6 Pensioners 190 00 

Grants from 2 Lodges, viz. : 

73 and 83 *. 84 98 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 5 Pensioners $170 00 

Local Relief 84 98 

Transient Relief 615 

Incidentals 10 

Orders in favor of Widow 

Child, returned 20 00 



Total Expenditure $281 23 

Balance on hand 4 80 

$286 03 $286 03 

BARRIE. 

EXrENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

^ 13 35 to 3 Pensioners $ So 00 

Transient Relief 10 00 

10 00 — 

To 3 Pensioners 80 00 Total Expenditure 90 00 

Balance on hand 13 35 



RECEIITS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 
1885 .' 

Direct Grant from Grand 
Lodge 



$ 103 35 
BROCKVILLE. 



* 103 35 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1885 $ 83 90 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 20 00 

To 2 Pensioners 50 00 

Grants from 2 Lodges, viz : 

5, 368 90 00 

Other Sources 12 25 



EXI"ENDITURE. 

Grants from Giand Lodge 

to 2 Pensioners ! 

Local Relief 

Transient Relief 37 75 

Funeral Expenses 41 50 



50 00 
60 00 



Total Expenditure 189 25 

Balance on hand 66 90 



« 256 15 



$256 15 



I 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 
PETROLIA. 

RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from 2 Lodges, viz : Local Relief 

194, 260 $ 59 80 

Other Sources 41 14 Total Expenditure 



$ 100 94 ? 

OWEN SOUND. 

RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 

Direct Grant from Grand Grants from Grand Lodge 

Lodge $ 20 00 to 2 Pensioners i 

Special Grants from Grand Local Relief 

Ledge Transient Relief 

To 2 Pensioners 50 00 Funeral Expenses 

Grants from 2 Lodges 50 00 - 

Total Expenditure 

Balance on hand . . , 



129 

100 94 
100 94 
100 94 



50 00 

18 00 

8 00 

27 80 



$ 120 00 

CLIFTON. 

RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 

Direct Grant from Grand Transient Relief 

Lodge $ 20 00 

Total Expenditure 

Balance on hand 



95 80 

24 20 

$ 120 00 



9 00 



9 00 
II 00 



$ 20 00 



$ 20 00 



The Lodges which, by their returns of grants made by 
Grand Lodge, and made payable through the Master of each 
Lodge, show that they have raised money by local contribu- 
tions, and expended the same for benevolent purposes are the 
following, viz. : No. 26, $137.50; No. 30, $8.75; No. 31, 
$65 ; No. 32, $35 ; No. 48, $25 ; No. 55, $20 ; No. 73, $20 ; 
No. 77, $30 ; No. 90, $132.25 ; No. 91, $9; No. 93, $5 ; No. 
97, $90 ; No. TOO, $48 ; No. 103, $40; No. no, $54; No. 
ii3>$25; No. 121, $36; No. 129, $5; No. 139, $35; No. 
146, $20; No. 164, $37.50; No. 216, $20; No. 250, $62; 
No. 262, $8 ; No. 304, $37.50 ; No. 306, $1.35 ; No. 314, 
$23.50; No. 400, $20. 

The Lodges which, by their returns, only show the moneys 
received from Grand Lodge for Special Grants and paid over 



130 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

to the parties to whom such grants were made, but do not 
show that any money was raised or expended by such Lodges 
for benevolent purposes, are the following, viz : Nos. 2, 9, 14^ 
24, 29, 34, 37, 62, 81, 106, 109, 115, 116, 119, 131, 135, 136, 
147, 154, 161, 181, 200, 209, 229, 236, 241, 266, 313, 323, 336. 

The Lodges in default of making returns as required by 
Grand Lodge rules are the following viz : returns due for 
Grants made in 1879, No. 15, $40 ; in 1880, No. 94, $40, No. 
353) $30 j i" 1881, No. 179, $40, No. 312, $80; in 1882, No. 
15, $20, No. 159, $30, No. 168, $20, No. 217, $30^ No. 289, 
$30; in 1883, No. 39, 20, No. 210, $50, No. 284, $40, No. 
321, $40 ; in 1884, No. 82, $30, No. 125, $90, No. 168, $20, 
No. 196, $20, No. 215, S20, No. 225, $40, No. 265, $50 ; and 
in 1885, No. 10, $50, No. 36, $20, No. 45, $50, No. 54, $60, 
No. 74, $30, No. 80, $70, No. 99, $90, No. 126, $60, No. 137, 
$20, No. 140, $30, No. 165, $30, No. 189, $50, No. 193, $20, 
No. 234, $20, No. 238, $40, No. 303, $40, No. 307, $20, No. 
354, $20, No. 362, $20. 

Making in all 40 Lodges from which returns are past due, in 
consequence of which future grants will not be paid until such 
returns are properly made. 

Among the numerous applications for relief, four have been 
rejected, as they were not considered entitled to Grand Lodge 
aid. 

A most happy incident occured since last communication of 
Grand Lodge, whereby ample provision has been made for one 
of the orphans entered on Grand Lodge books of benevolence, 
the circumstance of which incident are briefly as follows : 

In August last, the M. W. Grand Master informed the Chair- 
man of the Committee on Benevolence, that a highly respect- 
able gentleman and his wife, not being blessed with any children 
themselves, wished to adopt as their own a little girl of about 
one or two years of age, and the G. M. enquired whether any 
such little girl could be found among our Masonic friends. 
The chairman immediately consulted the books of Grand Lodge 
and from them sent to the G. M. a list with particulars of a 
number of such orphans. The result was a letter from said 
gentleman requesting enquiry to be made as to whether the 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 13I 

widowed mothers would part with their Httle daughters. 
Accordingly several letters were written by the chairman to 
widows who had a daughter at that age. The answers, how- 
ever, were not encouraging ; none would part with her youngest 
child. Nevertheless, after some further correspondence and 
personal interview, one widow consented to part with her little 
daughter. All requisite legal papers were executed, and the 
child transferred to her new home, where she is not only happy 
herself, but a constant source of happiness to her foster-parents. 
For obvious reasons the names of the parties are withheld ; yet 
it will nevertheless be a pleasure and gratification to Grand 
Lodge, that at least one little orphan, who, with her sorrowing 
mother, was left poor and penniless through the untimely death 
of the father in the prime of his life, is now amply provided for 
as the lawfully adopted daughter of a highly respectable and 

wealthy father. 

Otto Klotz, 

Chairman Sub-Coiiimittce, 

It was moved by R. AV. Bro. Henry Robertson, seconded by 
M, W. Bro. Otto Klotz, and 

Resolved, — That the Report of the Board on Benevolence be received 
and (subsequently) adopted. 

NOTICE OF MOTION. 

M. M. Bro. Klotz, gave notice that on to-morrow he would 
move that the sum of $8,000 be taken from the General Funds 
of Grand Lodge and placed to the credit of the Benevolent 
Fund — current account. 

REPORT ON GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS. 

R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, on behalf of the Board, 
presented and read the following 

REPORT : 

The Board of General Purposes have had before them the 
following cases of grievance and appeal, all of which have 
been carefully considered, and the conclusions arrived at are 
embodied in the report in detail upon each case as follows : — 



132 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

In the matter of "\ 

W. Bro. Thos. Willson, I rr^, ^. , r ^.u- 

' I The particulars of this case 

^^' I will be found in Grand Lodge 

W. Bro. Sweetman. I proceeding of last year— 1885— 

page 154, The D. D. G. M. of 

Huron District, to whom the matter was remitted for reconsider- 
ation and re-trial has reported affirming the former finding, not 
guilty. In this report the Board concur. 

Re Lebanon Lodge, No. 139, j 

^^' ^ This case is referred to 

Robert Gott. j ^^ 1^5^ year's proceedings — 

1885 — page 155. The defendant is charged with having, at 
sundry times, defrauded Lodge 139 (of which he was Secretary) 
of various sums of money. He was tried by the Lodge and 
found guilty, and suspended, and a recommendation made that 
he should be expelled. In this finding the Board concur, and 
they recommend that he be summoned to show cause, at next 
meeting of Grand Lodge, why he should not be expelled from 
the Craft. 

In the matter of 
W. Bro. McGuire, 



vs. 



In this case W. Bro. 

Middleditch is charged with 

W. Bro. Middleditch, I ^ ,. -.tt -d t.^ 

' I assault upon W. Bro. Mc- 

LoDGE No. 34. J Guire. The Lodge, No. 34, 

dismissed the charge. Bro. McGuire appealed to the D. D. G. 
M., who refused to alter the finding of the Lodge. Bro. Mc- 
Guire now appeals to Grand Lodge. There are no papers be- 
fore the Board except the correspondence which took place 
between the complainant and the D. D. G. M. of St. Clair 
District. While the Board concur with the D. D. G. M. in his 
opinion with reference to his jurisdiction, they would, never- 
theless, recommend that the matter be referred to him for in- 
vestigation and such action as he may find necessary or 
advisable. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 1 33 

In the matter of \ 

Lodge, 366, -o a 1 j • 1 j 

1 Bro. Ackroyd is charged 

with unmasonic conduct in 
Bro. J. T. Ackroyd. J ^^^^^^ been guilty of the 

crime of Bigamy. 

He was tried by his Lodge, found guilty, suspended, and 
recommended to Grand Lodge for expulsion. 

The Board recommend that Bro. J. T. Ackroyd be sum- 
moned to appear before Grand Lodge, at its next annual 
communication, to show cause why he should not be expelled. 

In the matter of \ 

Bro. Minister, 



It is charged in this 
case that W, Bro. 
Langton, V. W. Bro. 
Hambly, and Bro. 



vs. 

W. Bro. Langton, V. W. Bro. Hamblv, 

and 

Bro. A. Pearson. 

of 

King Solomon's Lodge, No. 22. / Pearson, while acting 
as W. Master, S. Warden and J. Warden, respectively of King 
Solomon's Lodge, No. 22, did make a false declaration of the 
state of the Ballots on the applications of four candidates for 
initiation into said King Solomon's Lodge. 

The Board are of opinion that the provisions of Sec. 158, 
of the Constitution of Grand Lodge, are so stringent as to 
preclude enquiry into the irregularities alleged. 

In the matter of \ 

Merritt Lodge, 168, I j^ ^^.^ ^^^^^ ^^.^.^^ -^ ^^^„. 

^^- j tioned on page 156 of G. L. 

W. Bro. E. H. BuRGAR. j Proceedings of 1885, the De- 
fendant has appeared by his representatives before the Board, 
to show cause against the summons served upon him. 

The Board are of opinion that Defendant acted improperly 
in receiving the moneys of the Lodge, and very improperly in 



134 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

retaining them in his hands. It is alleged, however, in his 
behalf, that he had no intention of apj^ropriating the moneys 
to his own use, but desired an audit before he should pay 
them over, and he has, since last meeting of Grand Lodge, 
paid over the sum of $i8o, which he claims is all that was due 
by him. The difference between this sum and the amount 
found due from him by the committee sent down by the M. 
W. the Grand Master, to look into the matter, is about $40. 

The Board recommend that the defendant be punished for 
his misconduct by the continuance of his suspension until next 
annual meeting of Grand Lodge, and thereafter until he shall 
have paid to the Lodge, No. 168, the sum of $40, or such less 
sum as the Lodge may accept in satisfaction of his debt. 



In the matter of 
Harriston Lodge, No. 262, 



In this case Bro. James 



vs 

I Brown is charged with having 
Bro. Tames Brown. / , -i. rr 1 • u ■ 

■' ^ been guilty of felony; m havmg 

stolen certain cases of groceries, etc., from certain freight cars. 

of the Grand Trunk Railway, at Palmerston ; for which felony 

he has been tried by the Civil Courts, found guilty and 

sentenced to one year's imprisonment and which sentence he is 

now undergoing. The Board recommend that Bro. James 

Brown be summoned to appear before Grand Lodge, at its next 

regular communication, to show cause why he should not be 

expelled. 

In the matter of 

Bro. D. L. Brown, 

^^' y The defendant is charged with 

Bro. John Doreen, | ^n aggravated assault on Bro. 

Of" I Brown. He was tried by the 

Lodge No. 241. j Lodge, found guilty, suspended, 

and recommended to GrandLodge for expulsion. The Board 

recommend that the suspension of Bro. Doreen be continued 

indefinitely. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5 886. 1 35 

W. Bro. Bishop, \ 

Rt. W. Bro. Gunn, I" ^^'^ ^^^^ ^*- ^^^ ^''O- ^unn 

1 is charged by W. Bro. Bishop, 

W. Bro. Irwin, p" ^^"^"^ Observance Lodge, No. 

I 27, with having used improper 

Doric Lodge, No. 382 ^"^ intemperate language and 
J with having made an unfounded 
statement respecting the complainant in Doric Lodge, at a 
meeting of that Lodge, held on the 15th February, 1886. 
W. Bro. Irwin is also charged with having, at the same time, 
amongst other things, stated that Bro. Bishop had taken ad- 
vantage of a dying man, knowing this statement to be untrue, 
and further, with having used disgraceful and unmasonic lan- 
guage against Bro. Bishop, by saying that he was void of all 
moral worth, totally unfit to be a Mason, much less a Worshipful 
Master. 

The language appears to have been the result of a very warm 
discussion, respecting the character of a candidate who had 
applied for initiation in Doric Lodge, whose application was 
being opposed by Bro. Bishop, who was not, however, a member 
of Doric' Lodge. 

The Board are of opinion that it would have been better had 
the charges been preferred in the Lodge in which the discussion 
took place. They do not see any reason for interfering with 
the action of Strict Observance Lodge in the case of Rt. W. 
Bro. Gunn. The charges against W. Bro. Irwin, above 
particularily mentioned are, however, of sufficient gravity, in 
the opinion of the Board, to require investigation. They 
would, therefore, recommend that the D. D. G. M. of Hamilton 
District be directed to inquire into and report upon these 
charges, and the circumstances under which the language in 
question was used. 
Waverly Lodge No. 361. \ 

'^s. ." The charge in this case is 

Bro. Charles Kirk. j in the following words : 
To the W. M., Officers and Members of Waverly Lodge, 
No. 361, — I, Charles Pittiford, hereby charge Bro. Charles 



136 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

Kirk, a member of this Lodge, with gross unmasonic 
conduct. 

PARTICULARS. 

He having been charged in a Criminal Court with firing 
the McLagan block, Wyndham St., Guelph, on the evening of 
Friday, 30th May, 1884. The preliminary examination at 
the Police Court, and Bro. Kirk having been admitted to bail, 
but failed to appear when called on, thereby forfeiting the 
security of his friends and bringing a scandal on Masonry 
in general and this Lodge in particular. 

(Signed,) Charles Pittiford. 

It is difficult to understand from the wording what the 
charge against Bro. Kirk really is, whether incendiarism or 
forfeiting his bail. In a matter involving serious consequences 
to a brother, the charge should be made with reasonable 
certainty, (Rule 5.) Treating the charge as one of arson or 
incendiarism, the Board are of opinion that the evidence ad- 
duced is entirely insufficient to warrant a verdict of guilty. 
Treating it as a charge of forfeiting his bail, the Board find 
no evidence in support of it, indeed it does not appear what 
became of the charge or whether or not Bro. Kirk was ever 
put on trial. 

There are, however, several other grave objections to the 
proceedings of the Lodge. 

In the first place the Rule was not observed, which requires 
that the charges shall be filed in time to give the brethren 8 
days notice of their filing prior to the meeting at which they 
are to be brought up. (Rule 6) 

In the second place after the charges had been irregularly 
received, notice was sent to the defendant by depositing the 
same in the Guelph Post Office, his residence being unknown, 
and the Rule was violated, which, under such circumstances 
requires that one regular meeting shall intervene between the 
time of mailing and any other action of the Lodge in pursu- 
ance thereof. (Rule 10.) ^ 

In the third place no counsel was appointed for the absent 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. I37 

defendant until after the evidence had been taken. (Rule lo.) 

In the fourth place the Rules prescribing the mode in which 
the evidence shall be taken were not observed. (Rules 13, 16.) 

The proceedings are so loose and irregular that the Board 
recommend that the matter be referred back to the Lodge, in 
order that the investigation may be properly conducted, and 
that in the meantime the finding of the Lodge be opened and 
the suspension of the defendant removed. 

The Board cannot too strongly affirm the necessity for 
adhering substantially to these rules which Grand Lodge has 
in its wisdom laid down for the conduct of Masonic trials. 

W. Bro. Eyre, 
W. M. Harmony Lodge, No. 370, 

^^" y The complainant in 

Rt. W. Bro. Preston, j^ this case contends 

W. M. Simpson Lodge, No. 157. | that R. W. Bro. Preston 

hasimproperly initiated 
in Simpson Lodge a candidate within the jurisdiction of Har 
mony Lodge. 

From the complaint made the Board infer that there is a 
dispute between the two masters as to which Lodge is nearest 
the candidate's residence. The board have no information on 
the subject except such as is contained in the complaint, and 
they recommend, therefore, that the matter be refered to the 
next D. D. G. ^L for St. Lawrence District to investigate and 
report. 

R. T. Walkem, 

Chairman of Sub- Committee. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, seconded by 
R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, and 

Resolved, — That the Report of the Board on Grievances and Appeals be 
received. 

Subsequently it was moved by R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, 
seconded by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, 

That the Report of the Board on Grievances and Appeals be adopted. 



138 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Whereupon it was moved in amendment by M. W. Bro. 
Daniel Spry, seconded by R. W. Bro. J. H. Widdifield, 

That the Report be referred back to the Board, with instructions to have 
the complaint of Bro. A. Minister against Bros. Langton, Hambley and 
Pearson, fully investigated, and that the witnesses in the case in giving 
evidence be authorized to disclose how they voted on the petitions. 

The amendment was put to Grand Lodge and declared 
carried. 

The report as amended was then adopted. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD ON THE CONDITION 
OF MASONRY. 

R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson on behalf of the Board, pre- 
sented and read the foUowina; 



The Board have read with more than ordinary interest the 
Annual Reports from the District Deputy Grand Masters of 
the thirteen Masonic Districts composing this Grand Lodge, 
and gladly bear testimony to the zeal, assiduity and attention 
which has characterized those Right Worshipful Brethren who 
have, or had, the practical supervision of the Fraternity. 

Many of the reports, however, might have contained more 
information, without entailing much additional labor on the 
writers. It is always a pleasure to your Board to scan, even 
in minute detail, facts that will guide in giving Grand Lodge, 
what they undoubtedly look for, an impartial opinion as to the 
progress of the order. The bare recital of ollficial visitations, 
of dispensations granted, while necessary, is barren matter 
compared with the advance or retrogression of the Craft in its 
esoteric and exoteric work-. Some of the reports devote 
rather too much space to adulatory paragraphs in connection 
with many of the meetings attended. While it is pleasant to 
know that the representative of the Grand Master has had 
a cordial reception, one befitting his rank, it would be an 
acceptable departure from the routine of the reports, if con- 
densation in this particular were adopted. Your Board 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 1 39 

ventures to express the opinion in all kindness, that the practice 
of recording these facts in the briefest possible manner, is a 
gift that should be cultivated, and thus wearying repetition 
avoided. With a deep sense of gratitude to our D. D. G. M.'s, 
your Board feel that it is impossible to confidently suggest im- 
provements or utter words of approval for the benefit of the 
Craft at large without knowledge — without the bud we cannot 
have the fruit, and your Board fraternally suggests that the 
annual writings of the D. D. G. M.'s would be of greater value 
and usefulness if, in visiting, they noted: 

ist. The number of Lodges in the District, with the names 
■of the Lodges. 

2nd. The manner and correctness in exemplification of the 
esoteric work, on the part of not only the W. M., but subordi- 
nate officers. 

3rd. The regularity of Lodge meetings, the average attend- 
ance of members, and how it compares with the actual member- 
ship. 

4th. Whether the W. ]NL or P. M. do the work. 

5th. The arrearages of dues; how long outstanding; whether 
two, three, or more years. 

6th. The general financial condition of the Lodges, with 
the state in which the Craft records are kept. 

7th. An opinion as to the future prosperity or probable 
dormancy of each Lodge, together with the causes thereof. 

8th. The Lodges of Instruction held, and where. 

A few of the reports have the merit of careful writing and 
are fruitful in information of the deepest interest to the Craft 
embodying as they do, a chronicle of the developments of an 
order that inculcates faith, teaches morality and inspires us 
with truth in the race for the reward told us in the Legend of 
the Craft. The D. D. G. M. of Prince Edward District, R. W. 
Bro. Longmore, frankly states that he "cannot" write in 
glowing terms of the state of Masonry in his District. This 
work, however, is apparently bearing good results, for Lodges 



14© GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

that were lanquishing are gradually improving. R. VV. Bro^ 
Simpson, D. D. G. M. of London, writes in somewhat the same 
strain about a few Lodges. He may well do so, when he 
records that, in his District five Lodges have not been ofificially 
visited for five years, four Lodges for six years, one for seven 
years, two for eight years, and one for ten years. The D. D. 
G. M. of Niagara District, R. W. Bro. Tipton, favors us with 
his views on the decline of Lodges in some few instances. His 
ideas are in strict accord with the conclusions formed in years 
past by Grand Lodge. He points out that "the undue multi- 
plication of Lodges" is to be guarded against, and reiterates 
the declared opinion of this Board that before granting dis- 
pensations it would be well to consider seriously if there is 
really a want for a new Lodge, and how those within convenient 
distance would be affected. Only two dispensations have been 
granted this year, one at Fort William, in Georgian District, a 
likely field for a Masonic work, and one at Lyn, where the 
seeds already sown are springing up in vigor. The D. D. G. M. 
of Georgian but re echoes the voice of Grand Lodge in refusing 
to recommend dispensations for Lodges at Sundridge and 
Burk's Falls, till that territory has, as he says, "a more assured 
prosperity and development." Other reports are very welcome. 
The D. D. G. M. of Toronto District, R. W. Bro. VViddifield, 
claims that Masonry in that District was " never so prosperous." 
R. W. Bro. King, D. D. G. M. of Georgian, says that Masonry 
"could not be more harmonious," and that Unity Lodge, No. 
376, Huntsville, has, like good Craftsmen, in conformity with 
the views expressed last year by your Board, make the amende 
honorable to the D. D. G. M. ; and in Hamilton, Huron, Lon- 
don, Wellington, St. Clair, Niagara, Ottawa and Ontario 
Districts, the D. D. G. IVf.'s write in tones of enthusiasm. 

From a closer examination made of all the reports, the pro- 
gress of Masonry in this jurisdiction compares very favorably 
with the past, and the probabilities are pregnant with signs 
of a steady gain of an extremely healthful character. The 
D. D. G. M.'s have recognized their responsibilities in an 
active discharge of the duty of visitation. Your Board com- 
mend the faithfulness of the D. D. G. M. of Prince Edward 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. I4I 

District, who, in visiting all his Lodges, had in some cases to 
travel by road, thirty, forty and fifty miles in going and return- 
ing ; and of the D. D. G. M.'s of Hamilton, Niagara, St. Clair, 
London, Wellington and Prince Edward, in visiting all 
the Lodges in their charge. 

The returns show that out of 356 Lodges on the roll there 
have been visited officially as by the following exhibit: St. Clair, 
31 Lodges, 31 visits; London, 40 Lodges, 40 visits; Wilson, 27 
Lodges, 21 visits; Huron, 28 Lodges, 15 visits; Wellington, 21 
Lodges, 21 visits ; Hamilton, 18 Lodges, 18 visits; Niagara, 23 
Lodges, 23 visits ; Toronto, 33 Lodges, 20 visits ; Georgian, 28 
Lodges, 15 visits; Ontario, 34 Lodges, 20 visits; Prince Edward, 
24 Lodges, 24 visits; St. Lawrence, 28 Lodges, 10 visits; Ottawa, 
20 Lodges, 10 visits ; in all 278. The year previous with 355 
Lodges on the roll, the D. D. G. M's. paid 253 official visits. 
This year in Prince Edward, St. Clair, Niagara, Hamilton and 
London District, a large number of the Lodges were visited two 
or three times. Now that the Districts are likely to be re- 
duced by the recasting the Masonic map, the Districts will be 
increased in number and territory lessened, so that the stereo- 
typed phrase of too many Lodges and too little time will be rele- 
gated to the past, and a new born enthusiasm will doubtless in- 
spire those who assume the regalia, of a D. D. G. M., not for the 
rank it gives, but with a set determination to vigorously retill 
the fields of Masonic work by promoting harmony and carry- 
ing out to its end the mission of the Craft. The official 
visitations of these officers should mark a red letter day in 
the history of a Lodge. So much good can be accomplished 
at these reunions, the work can be exemplified, knotty points 
solved, kindly counsel given in the performance of our cere- 
monies and the practice of our laws. Your Board welcome 
as an augury of good the fact that a large majority of the 
reports indicate that harmony prevails throughout the jusisdic- 
tion, and that only a few complaints mar the general advance- 
ment. 

Your Board regret that in some Districts, Lodges do not 
furnish their returns to Grand Lodge with that promptness 



142 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

prescribed by the Constitution. Consecon, No. 50, at Conse- 
con, Prince Edward District, is reported in default for five 
years, with their books in a very unsatisfactory condition, 
members largely indebted, and without a visit from the D. D. 
G. M. for seven years, until this year. Some of the arrears 
have been paid within a few weeks, and better things are 
looked for, It will be the duty of the D. D. G. M. to insist 
on the requirements of Grand Lodge being carried out. 
Returns must be made, arrears paid, meetings regularly held, 
or the warrant must be withdrawn. Mystic, No. 278, Roslin, 
is another Lodge that was two years unreported, but has this 
year sent in returns, without, however, a response to the enquiry 
by the D. D. G. M. as to the regularity of their meetings. 
Mount Sinai, No. 280, Napanee, has been dormant for years 
and heavily in arrears. All efforts to revive the lodge have 
failed. The D. D. G. M. has arranged terms of amalgama- 
tion with Union Lodge, No. 9, Napanee. 

In Ontario District, Faithful Brethren Lodge, No. 77, and 
King Hiram, No. 89, in Lindsay, have also taken a wise step 
in amalgamating. There are other places in the jurisdiction 
that would be benefitted by absorption in this way. Filius 
Viduse, No. 189, Adolphustown, has not met for ten months, 
owing to internal difficulties. The dormancy arises from the 
fact that a P. M. suspended without regular trial, was 
very properly reinstated by the D. D. G. M. The members 
took umbrage at the restoration and declined to sit with the 
restored brother. The official action being correct, the Lodge 
should meet with regularity — if not discipline must follow. The 
action of the contumacious brethren does not certainly har- 
monize with those who claim to be exemplars of brotherly 
love, and are supposed to respect constituted authority. It is to 
be hoped that this rift in the clouds, in Prince Edward, may 
be dispelled, and the severed friendship of the " Widow's Son " 
soon restored. 

Your Board recommend that the brethren of North Star 
Lodge, Rosneath, having surrendered their warrant to the 
Grand Secretary, receive from that officer demits, so as to 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886, I43 

enable them to affiliate with other Lodges. This Lodge has 
not met regularly for a long period, and was practically dor- 
mant. Hence their action. 

In Niagara District, Dominion, No. 213, Ridgeway, is 
dormant, and has surrendered its warrant. It is to be deplored, 
that a spot so indellibly marked in Canadian history should be 
without a Lodge. Within sight of the old Lodge room we see 
the green fields waving with golden grain, where our brothers 
twenty years ago fought and died for the land we love so well. 
Your Board rejoices that with very few exceptions the exem- 
plification of the work meets with the approbation of the D. 
D. G. M., and the Craft are to be congratulated on the 
noticeable improvement in the holding of Lodges of Instruc- 
tion. These assemblages of the brethren are an important 
feature in the work. By frequent rehearsal we school those in 
charge of Lodges in uniformity and correctness, and by the 
interest thus created direct the thoughts of the initiate to be 
ready when his time comes to shoulder the responsibility or 
assume his place as a teacher in the Craft. Your Board can- 
not urge too strongly the necessity of a clear understanding 
with fidelity to the text in the exemplification of the work. 
The D. D. G. M. of London, R. W. Bro. Simpson, adverts to 
this subject without gloves. We may say "worth and merit " 
are the gates to preferment. The Constitution required that 
the W. M. should be well skilled and have a thorough know- 
ledge of the work, and the Board of Installed Masters are 
responsible, and should be held to strict account for any 
divergences from the constitutional requirements. The sym- 
bolism of the degrees, illustrated as they are by language that 
cannot be excelled, is practically meaningless when brethren 
eager for rank, undertake the performance of duties in a man- 
ner that falls far short of impressing those who seek after our 
mysteries. The brother who stands before the altar in the 
act of presentation, and solemnly pledges his honor as a man, 
and oath as a Mason, that he who stands on his right hand is com. 
petent to do the work, when at the same time it would be a 
severe mental strain for him to open and close his Lodge, 



144 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

commits a grave Masonic offence, and the D. D. G. M's. 
should spare no effort to see that the procedure before the 
Board of Installed Masters is not turned from an impressive 
ceremonial into a burlesque, got up to place into office some 
brother whose social qualities are superlatively great and 
whose Masonic knowledge is comparatively small. Your 
Board desire to mark their commendation of the D. D. G. 
M.'s of Toronto (2,) Niagara (2,) Wilson (i,) St. Clair (3,) 
Ontario (2,) London (i,) Huron (2,) for holding Lodges of 
Instruction. 

Last year there were five held in the jurisdiction ; this year 
there were thirteen ; a satisfactory increase. The zeal of the 
D. D. G. M. of Hamilton, R. W. Bro. McPhie, and Prince 
Edward District, R. W. Bro. Longmore, in giving their time 
to personal tuition in all their Lodges has advantages that 
cannot be overestimated. Followed up next year by Lodges 
of Instruction great good must accrue. Their efforts to elevate 
the Craft should earn for these officers the generous thanks and 
appreciation of all who have a pride in the welfare and pros- 
perity of our Order. 

Your Board find that the returns in the hands of the Grand 
Secretary show an increase in membership. This, we trust, 
will be permanent, and that those brought to light may be so 
attracted that as the years roll by their love for our Rites will in- 
crease and keep them always in our fold. By offering, as an 
incentive, something more than the mere memorization of 
work, will, we feel assured, accomplish this end; and the read- 
ing of papers on Masonry and its objects, with addresses by 
brethren who have the knowledge and the time, must, in due 
course, cement the bond that binds men to regular attendance 
at our fraternal gatherings. 

Your Board sincerely regret that the number of suspensions 
for non-payment of dues, as well as the resignations still add to 
the great army of unaffiliates. 

A tabular statement has been prepared from the books of 
the Grand Secretary, which shows for twenty years past the 
statistical progress of Grand Lodge. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 



145 



Year. 


Initiations 


Resigna- 


Joinings. 


Deaths 


Suspen- 


Expul- 


Restor 


Total 






tions. 






sions. 


sions; 


ations. 


Membership. 


1866 


833 


452 


266 


68 


230 


3 


54 


6,263 


1867 


1165 


458 


290 


86 


183 





81 


7,000 


1868 


2243 


518 


300 


76 


156 





53 


8,027 


1869 


1395 


588 


309 


95 


214 


3 


49 


8,747 


1870 


1248 


519 


331 


69 


T33 


3 


48 


9,991 


187I 


1372 


482 


337 


103 


173 


2 


74 


10,500 


1872 


1802 


680 


397 


138 


181 





42 


12,168 


1873 


1883 


627 


384 


235 


200 


1 


45 


13,750 


1874 


1830 


590 


435 


131 


308 





73 


14,530 


1875 


1796 


581 


444 


162 


373 


I 


55 


15,934 


1876 


1456 


636 


345 


141 


464 


44 


57 


16,719 


1877 


1614 


862 


446 


181 


533 


3 


55 


17,270 


1878 


1200 


635 


386 


162 


545 


4 


64 


17,418 


1879 


998 


595 


280 


134 


6S7 


2 


64 


17,587 


1880 


1052 


699 


375 


162 


748 





99 


17,474 


1881 


1255 


799 


411 


174 


651 


13 


134 


17,635 


1882 


1462 


768 


434 


182 


510 





115 


17,967 


1883 


1450 


771 


410 


168 


556 





114 


18,442 


1884 


1257 


599 


360 


175 


489 


I 


144 


18,911 


1885 


III3 


516 


363 


183 


585 





99 


18,983 


r886 




















27,424 


12,375 


7,353 


2,725 


7,919 


80 


1519 


285,316 



The returns this year are favorable, in that there is a slight 
increase in the number of initiations. The suspensions and 
resignations maintain about the same figures as last year. The 
D. D. G. M.'s of London and Prince Edward District point 
out that in many Lodges members are in arrear of dues for 
years. It is obvious that to keep such brethren on the books 
has a weakening effect on the Lodges, and your Board would 
recommend that all Lodges, who find that it is impossible to 
collect these long outstanding dues should, at once, in due and 
proper form, purge the Lodge of such unproductive member- 
ship, and restore its roll to a healthy condition. Thoughtful 
minds, in this and other jurisdictions, have been unable to find 
a remedy for this ill that is maiming the vitals of the Craft the 
world over; and yet your Board are of opinion that the solution 
of the difficulty lies, in the main, in our own hands, and that if 
the regulation with regard to the payment of dues were strictly 



146 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

adhered to, brethren would be less likely to fall into arrears, 
and the hundreds under the ban of suspension would still be 
in connection. The experience of the D. D. G. M. of Prince 
Edward District is that Lodges' whose affairs are conducted on 
business principles are thriving and prosperous, while those in 
a state of inertia, carried on in a halfhearted way, fall in arrears 
to Grand Lodge, allow the members to follow their bad 
example, and in one case, in an eastern and a farming District 
actually shew by their books, that the wealthiest members are 
most largely indebted. Verily the toilers in the fields, those 
who leave the plough and attend their Lodge, are those that 
best practice the principles that they profess. 

The D. D. G. M. of Wilson District, R. ^V. Bro. Hegler, 
although favoring the report on the redistribution of Districts, 
expresses a regret that the recasting will cause a severance of 
the social ties between the Lodges. While willing to pay a 
due deference to this sentiment, your Board feel convinced 
that the District division lines drawn for the government of 
Grand Lodge can hardly have the effect claimed. The 
severance is rather apparent than real, as the effect will be 
simply to direct the social feelings from one channel to another, 
for they all find their way to the great stream. 

Your Board would be failing in their duty did they not point 
out loose methods that seem to be followed in the vouching of 
visiting brethren. The D. D. G. ]\L of Prince Edward is 
specially strong on this subject. Every Master, yes every 
Craftsman in the land, should know that the rule is absolute, 
that " strict trial, due examination, or lawful information " are 
the only terms on which a visitor can enter a Lodge ; and 
where a ray of doubt exists, no false delicacy should prevent a 
board of trial, rigorously searching as to whether he who seeks 
admission possesses the essential qualification. An interesting 
innovation bn regular Lodge nights would be a " Board of 
Trial " worked on the floor, so that younger brethren, and 
perhaps some of the older ones, might be benefited by the 
instruction. 

The D. D. G. M. of Niagara District, in his excellent 
report, alludes to the fact that a century ago Masonry was 



) 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 1 47 

established in Niagara District, and suggests that the centennial 
be celebrated in a fitting manner. Your Board have no doubt 
that on such an occasion there would be a large representation 
of present and past Grand Officers of Grand Lodge. The 
Niagara report refers as well to the preservation of the old 
records of the Craft, and your Board would recommend, where 
it is at all possible, the services of literary brethren be secured 
by the Lodge and the history of each Lodge written up from 
the earliest period. 

The shadowing wings of the death angel have clouded the 
threshold of not a few of our brothers who made us glad with 
their voices when last we met in annual communication. Our 
hearts are lost in sorrow as we hear our Grand Master read 
the names of those whose faces we so well remember — the 
very voice of him who a short space ago cheered us as if the 
ripened friendship of a score of years were never to be broken, 
as if the teaching of our Legend had no meaning. We stand 
around the new made grave, we read our burial rites, we sing 
our funeral songs, and as the earth falls on the coffin lid, our 
souls go out in grief for the friend and brother, who, lying 
in the shade of the evergreens, sleeps that iron sleep that all 
must sleep till wakened by the call of Him, who sits where the 
Great Lights are forever spread. 

Amongst those who are gone to their rest are : — W. Bro. R. 
Ramsay, P.M., Thorne Lodge, No. 281, Orillia ; W. Bro. 
Sloane, P. M., Dominion Lodge, No 213, Ridgeway ; W. Bro. 
S. Walthe, P. M., Unity Lodge, No. 32; V. W. Bro. Aylsworth, 
P. M., Prince of Wales Lodge, No. 146; W. Bro. J. E. 
Durham, P. M., Petrolia Lodge, Petrolia ; R. W. Bro. E. C. 
Barber, P. D. D. G. M., Ottawa District, a member of Lodge of 
fidelity, Ottawa; W. Bro. Christopher Leggo, P. M., The 
Builders' Lodge, No. 177, Ottawa. We often speak their 
names and wonder if in that veiled land, laved by the waters 
of the Silver Stream, they hear the kindly words falling from 
our lips, as we extoU their virtues and wrap their frailites in 
the broad mantle of a Mason's charity. Some were young in 
years, cut down before the day dream was reahzed, others had 
carried the burden of manhood, and in their prime, death 



148 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

knocked his dread alarm at the entrance of their happy homes, 
and others in the mellow of old age have said good-bye to take 
their places with the shrouded throng. Let it be our care to 
be ready for the messenger, and while we circle round our 
altars ask : that as we hear the wail of the widowed mother, 
with the tiny footfall of our brother's orphan child, we learn 
well the lesson of the Book, that " he who shutteth his ear 
against the cry of the poor and needy shall cry himself and 
not be heard." 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

J. Ross Robertson, 

Chainnan of Siib-Conimittee. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, seconded 
by R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson, and 

Resolved, — That the Report of the Board on the condition of Masonry, 
be received and — subsequently^ — adopted. 

REVISION OF THE CONSTITUTION. 
M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, on behalf of the Committee appoint- 
ed at the last Annual Communication of Grand Lodge, to revise 
the Constitution, presented the following 

REPORT : 

To the Afost Worshipful the Graiid Lodge : — 

The Committee appointed by the M. W. Grand Master in 
conformity with a resolution of Grand Lodge, passed the 9th 
day of July, A. L. 5885, for the purpose of revising the Con- 
stitution, and to lay before Grand Lodge at the next Annual 
Communication the result of its labors, beg to report that they 
have carefully examined and enquired into all that pertains to 
the law and government of the Craft under this jurisdiction^ 
not only in the present book of Constitution, and the book 
entitled " Resolutions of Grand Lodge and Rulings of Grand 
Masters," but otherwise wherever your Committee could find 
information upon that subject. Your Committee resolved upon 
a plan for a new Constitution wherein would be shown, not 
only the law contained in our present Constitution, .but in 
which would also be laid down in a systematic and condensed 
form, all such rules, regulations and resolutions of Grand 
Lodge, and rulings and decisions of Grand Masters up to the 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 149 

present date, which have the force of law, and which, to your 
Committee, appear as being desirable to continue as law ; 
thereby greatly facilitating enquiry by the brethren as to what 
is the law of Grand Lodge. 

That plan your Committee have endeavored to the best of 
their ability to carry out, by framing a new Constitution with 
the requisite appendices, and hereby submit the same as the 
result of their labors, for the consideration and action thereon 
of Grand Lodge. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

rOxTO Klotz, Chairman. 
Signed, -i Hy. Robertson. 
December, 1885. I Daniel Spry. 

Note. — " R. & R." stands for "Resolutions of Grand Lodge and 

Rulings of Grand Master." 

Note. — "G. L. P." stands for "Grand Lodge Proceedings." 

Note. — The numbers, without letters, refer to the same numbers in the 

present Book of Constitution, edition of August, 1885. 

PROPOSED CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND 
LODGE OF ANCIENT, FREE AND ACCEPTED 
MASONS OF CANADA, IN THE PROVINCE 
OF ONTARIO. 
We, the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted 
Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario, in order to 
form perfect fraternal union, to establish order, to insure tran- 
quility, to provide for and promote the general welfare of the 
Craft, and to secure to the fraternity in the Province of Ontario 
all the blessings of Masonic privilege, do order and establish 
this Constitution 

OF THE grand LODGE. 

1. The style and title of the Grand Lodge shall be "The 
Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

2. The olificers of the Grand Lodge shall be respectively 
elected or appointed, as hereinafter provided, and hold their 
ofifices for one year or until their successors shall have been 
regularly elected or appointed. 

3. The Grand Master or presiding ofificer, at the Annual 
Communication, shall appoint twelve scrutineers, whose duty 



150 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

it shall be to make a correct report to Grand Lodge, through 
the brother first named, of the result of the ballot. They shall 
act in sections of threes, to whom shall be allotted separate 
parcels of ballots or balloting lists, as collected by the stewards; 
and before entering upon the duties of their office, the 
scrutineers shall solemnly pledge themselves to perform the 
same truly and faithfully. 

4. The election of all elective officers of Grand Lodge shall 
take place at the Annual Communication, when those present 
shall be duly installed or invested, and proclaimed in ancient 
form. 

5. The following officers shall be elected, viz. : — By ballot 
of Grand Lodge — 

The Most Worshipful the Grand Master. 

The Right Worshipful the Deputy Grand Master. 

By nomination to be handed to the Grand Secretary, and if 
more than one brother be nominated, then by ballot of Grand 
Lodge — 

The Right Worshipful the Grand Senior Warden. 
" " " " " Junior Warden. 

" " " Chaplain. 

" " " " Treasurer. 

" Secretary. 
By an open vote of Grand Lodge — 
The Grand Tyler. 

By a majority of the Past Masters and Representatives of 
the warranted Lodges of the respective District, present at the 
annual communication, subject to the confirmation of the 
Grand Master — 

The Right Worshipful the District Deputy Grand Masters. 

6. The following officers shall be appointed by the Grand 
Master, viz.: 

The Very Worshipful Grand Senior Deacon. 

" " Junior Deacon. 

" Supt. of Works. 

" " Director of Ceremonies. 

" Asst. " Secretary. 

" " Director of Ceremonies. 

" " Sword Bearer. 

" " Organist. 

" Asst. " Organist. 

" " Pursuivant. 

" twelve " Stewards. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 151 

7. Grand Lodge shall consist of the elective and appointed 
officers (excepting the Grand Tyler) mentioned in the two pre- 
ceding articles, with all Past Grand Officers, continuing to sub- 
scribe to a warranted Lodge, (duly returned) and all Past 
Masters who were installed ^Tasters of warranted Lodges on 
the register of this Grand Lodge (duly returned), being mem- 
bers of a warranted Lodge ; provided that no brother shall 
rank as a Past Grand officer, unless at the time of holding 
office in Grand Lodge, he was either a Master or Past Master 
of some warranted Lodge. 

8. Should neither the ^Lister nor the Wardens of a warranted 
Lodge attend any communication of Grand Lodge, such 
warranted Lodge, by its vote properly certified by the Master 
and Secretary, and under seal, may delegate any Master or 
Past Master entitled to a seat in Grand Lodge to represent 
their Lodge, but no proxy shall be valid unless it is passed in 
open Ledge, and the name of the brother so delegated shall 
have been written in the proxy previous to its being signed by 
the Master and Secretary of the Lodge ; and no brother can 
represent more than three Lodges. 

9. The rank of officers and members of Grand Lodge shall 
be as follows : 

The Grand Master. 

Past Grand Masters, according to seniority. 
The Deputy Grand Master. 
Past Deputy Grand Master. 

District Deputy Grand Master, St. Clair district. 

" London " 

" " •' " Wilson " 

" " " " . Huron " 

" " " " Wellington " 

« " " " Hamilton 

" " " Niagara " 

" " " " Toronto " 

" " " " Georgian " 

" « a « Ontario " 

" " " " Prince Edward " 

" St. Lawrence 
" Ottawa 
Past District Deputy Grand Masters. 

Grand Senior Warden. 
Past " 

Grand Junior Warden. 
Past " " 

Grand Chaplain. 
Past " 



152 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Grand Treasurer. 
Past " " 

Grand Secretary. 
Past " 

Grand Senior Deacon. 
Past " •' " 

Grand Junior Deacon. 
Past •' 

Grand Superintendent of Works. 
Past " «' 

Grand Director of Ceremonies. 
Past " 

Assistant Grand Secretary, 
Past " 

Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies. 
Past " 

Grand Sword Bearer. 
Past " 

Grand Organist. 
Past " 

Grand Pursuivant. 
Past " 

Grand Stewardr. 
Past " 

The Masters, Past Masters, and Senior and Junior Wardens of 
warranted Lodges, in the order of the nnmbers of their 
respective Lodge warrants. 

10. The elective officers, except the tyler, are to be chosen 
by ballot, and shall require a majority of all the votes present. 

11. No brother shall be eligible to any elective office in 
Grand Lodge, unless he has been regularly installed Master of 
a warranted Lodge. 

12. Should any vacancy occur in any office of the Grand 
Lodge, the Grand Master shall appoint a qualified brother to 
supply the p\a.ce,J>ro tempore. 

13. The Grand Lodge may by a two-thirds vote constitute 
any brother of eminence and ability who has rendered service 
to the Craft and who hails from a foreign jurisdiction, a member 
of Grand Lodge, with such rank and distinction as it may 
deem appropriate, and may by a like vote, in recognition of 
eminence, ability and services rendered, confer upon any of its 
own members such rank and distinction at it may deem 
appropriate. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 153 

13. A. The privileges of Masonic rank under this Grand 
Lodge shall be restricted to those who have obtained rank 
under this jurisdiction. 

13. B. Any resident of the Province of Ontario who has 
been initiated into Masonry by any body beyond this, jurisdic- 
tion without the permission of the Grand Master, shall not be 
recognized as a Mason. 

14. No member of Grand Lodge shall attend therein with- 
out his proper regalia, nor wear any regalia not recognized by 
Grand Lodge. 

15. Should any warranted Lodge have neglected to make 
its returns and payments to Grand Lodge for more than one 
year, the Master, Wardens or other Representatives of such 
Lodge shall not be permitted to attend any meeting of Grand 
Lodge until such returns or payments are completed. 

16. No brother shall be permitted to attend the Grand 
Lodge as Master, Past Master or Warden, until his name and 
appointment shall have been duly returned and transmitted to 
the Grand Secretary's office. 

17. The annual communication of the Grand Lodge shall 
be holden on the second Wednesday in July, at which the 
place of holding the next communication shall be decided. 
None but members shall be present at these communications 
without permission of the Grand Master. No visitor shall 
speak to any question unless requested to do so by the Grand 
Master, nor shall he on any occasion be permitted to vote. 

18. The Grand Master, or in his absence from the Province, 
the Deputy Grand Master, or in his like absence, the Grand 
Wardens, may summon and hold Grand Lodges of emergency, 
whenever the good of the Craft shall in their opinion require 
it ; the particular reason for convening such Grand Lodge of 
emergency shall be expressed in the summons, and no other 
business shall be entered upon at that meeting. 

19. If at any Grand Lodge, stated or occasional, the Grand 
Master be absent, Grand Lodge shall be ruled by the Grand 
officer next in rank and seniority who may be present ; and if 
no elective Grand officer be present, by the Master of the 
senior warranted Lodge present. 

19. A. The Grand Lodge is declared open in ample form 
when the Grand Master is preserat ; in due form when a Past 
Grand Master or the Deputy Grand Master presides ; at all 
other times only in form, yet with the same authority. 

20. The powers of any/r^ fetnpore presiding officer shall be 



154 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

the same as those properly belonging to the office so filled by 
him. 

2 1. In Grand Lodge alone resides the power of enacting laws 
and regulations for the government of the craft, and of altering, 
repealing or abrogating them, always taking care that the 
ancient landmarks of the order are preserved. Grand Lodge 
has also the inherent power of investigating, regulating and 
deciding all matters relative to the Craft, or to private Lodges, 
or to individual brothers, which it may exercise either of itself 
or by such delegated authority as, in its wisdom or discretion, 
it may appoint ; but in Grand Lodge alone resides the power 
of erasing Lodges, expelling brethren from the craft, and of 
removing such expulsion. R. & R. p 41; G. L. P. 1877, 
p. 148. 

22. No Lodge shall be erased, nor any brother expelled, 
until the master or officer of the Lodge, or the offending 
brother, shall have been summoned to show cause in the 
Grand Lodge why such sentence should not be recorded and 
enforced ; such summons being addressed, and either deliv- 
ered personally or sent by post to the last known place of 
residence of such brother, being deemed a sufficient service. 

23. When any memorial or other document shall be pre- 
sented by any member of the Grand Lodge, "either on behalf 
of himself or another, the member presenting it shall be 
responsible that such paper does not contain any improper 
matter, or any offensive or indecorous language. 

24. No brother below the rank of a Past Grand Master 
shall assume the Grand Master's chair, though he be entitled 
in the absence of the Grand Master to rule the Grand Lodge. 

24. A. A warranted Lodge shall mean a private Lodge 
working under warrant of this Grand Lodge ; and a private 
Lodge shall mean either a warranted Lodge or a Lodge 
working under a dispensation from the Grand Master. 

24. B. A Lodge under dispensation possesses no other 
powers or privileges than such as are conferred by its dispen- 
sation, but it is subject to the laws regulating private Lodges 
so far as the same are applicable. 

24. C. An affiliated Mason shall mean a brother who is 
a member of a private Lodge. 

24. I). A joining member shall mean a brother having been 
initiated in a private Lodge, or hailing from a foreign jurisdic- 
tion acknowledged by the Grand Lodge, or having been 
" healed," and, in either case, who is admitted a member of a 
private Lodge by affiliation according to this constitution. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 1 55 

24. E. Grand Lodge books of account shall be closed on 
the thirty-first day of May in each year, and at the first meet- 
ing thereafter of the Board of General Purposes, the accounts 
aiid balance sheet, together with a list of the contributions, 
a statement of funds in hand and of all property of Grand 
Lodge, shall be presented and audited, the same shall be 
printed and transmitted to each Lodge at least one month 
before the annual communication cf Grand Lodge. R. & R., 
p. 7; G. L. P. 1880, p. 120. 

24. F. Accounts between Grand Lodge and a Private 
Lodge cannot be re-opened years after returns have been 
made. R. & R., p. 8; G. L. P., 1881, p. no. 

24. G. All moneys payable to Grand Lodge for fees, dues 
and interest, and from all other sources, shall be paid to the 
Grand Secretary and by him entered in the cash book of 
Grand Lodge, and all sums so received by him shall be de- 
posited by him in the bank with which Grand Lodge keeps its 
account, receiving therefor a deposit voucher in duplicate, one 
of which to be retained by himself and the other to be for- 
warded without delay to the Grand Treasurer. R. & R., 
p. 45; G. L. P., 1875, p. 124. 

24. H. All orders upon the Grand Treasurer shall require 
to be endorsed by the party to whose order they are drawn, 
and in case of grants for benevolent purposes, they shall, in 
addition, require the endorsation of the brother through 
whom the grant is made payable. R. & R., p. 46 ; G. L. P., 
1875, p.p. 124, 132. 

24. I. No money deposited as aforesaid shall be withdrawn 
from such bank, except by cheque of the President of the 
Board of General Purposes, countersigned by the Grand 
Secretary and by the Grand Treasurer, and no cheque or order 
for money on Grand Lodge funds shall be issued without the 
authority of Grand Lodge or of the Board of General 
Purposes. R. & R., p. 45; G. L. P., 1864, p. 496, 

24. K. No private Lodge or brother shall be allowed to 
iborrow money of the Grand Lodge funds in any form what- 
ever. G. L. P., 1864, p. 493, and 1875, p. in. 

24. L. All Rules, Regulations and Resolutions of Grand 
Lodge, or of the Board of General Purposes, and all Rulings 
and Decisions of any Grand Masters heretofore passed or made 
which are not embodied in this Constitution, or in its appen- 
dices, or which are inconsistent with the same, are hereby re- 
pealed or rescinded. 



156 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

REGULATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE GRAND LODGE 
DURING THE TIME OF BUSINESS. 

25. The Annual Communication of Grand Lodge being 
opened, the Regulations are to be read. The minutes of the 
last Regular Communication, and of any intervening Grand 
Lodge, are then to be put for confirmation, and all communic- 
ations from the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master, and 
reports from the District Deputy Grand Masters, Board of 
General Purposes, or Committees, are then to be read and 
taken into consideration, and the other business regularly 
proceeded with. 

26. All matters are to be decided by a majority of votes, 
each warranted Lodge having three votes, each Past Master 
one vote, each ofiicer of Grand Lodge except the Grand Tyler, 
not otherwise entitled to vote, shall have one vote by virtue of 
his otfice, and the Grand Master a casting vote in case of 
equality ; unless Grand Lodge, for the sake of expedition, think 
proper to leave any particular subject to the determination ot 
the Grand Master. Where any subject can be satisfactorily 
settled by an open vote, the votes of the members are always 
to be signified by each holding out one of his hands, which 
uplifted hands the Grand Wardens or Grand Deacons are to 
count, unless the number be so unequal as to render counting 
unnecessary ; but any brother may demand a ballot on any 
question, either before or immediately after an open vote shall 
have been taken. 

27. Ail members shall keep their seats, except the Grand 
Deacons, Grand Director of Ceremonies and his assistant, and 
the Grand Stewards, who are allowed to move about from 
place to place, in the discharge of their duties. 

28. No brother shall speak twice to the same question, 
unless in explanation, or the mover in reply. 

29. Every one who speaks shall rise, and remain standing, 
addressing himself to the Grand Master; nor shall any other 
brother presume to interrupt him, unless to address the Grand 
Master to order; or the Grand Master shall think fit to call 
him to order ; but after he has been set right he may proceed, 
if he observe due order and decorum. 

30. If any member shall have been twice called to order for 
transgressing these rules and shall nevertheless be guilty of a 
third offence, at the same meeting, the Grand Master may per- 
emptorily command him to leave the Grand Lodge for that, 
communication. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5 886. 1 57 

31. Whoever shall be so unmasonic as to hiss at a brother, 
or at what he has said, shall be solemnly excluded from the 
communication, and declared incapable of being a member of 
the Grand Lodge, until at another time he publicly own his 
fault, and grace be granted. 

32. No motion on any new subject shall be made, nor any 
new matter be entered upon after eleven o'clock at night. 

33. No money grants shall be made by Grand Lodge on the 
last day ot communication, unless notice shall have been 
given the day previous. 

34. The Constitution of Grand Lodge may be amended or 
altered at any Annual Communication of Grand Lodge, by 
two-thirds of the votes present, provided that no motion for 
amending or altermg the Constitution shall be entertained, 
unless notice in writing, stating the proposed amendment or 
alteration, shall have been given at the preceding Annual 
Communication of Grand Lodge. 

OF GRAND MASTER. 

35. The Grand Master shall be elected, and according to 
ancient usage, installed at the Annual Communication. He 
is then, or as soon as possible thereafter, to nominate such of 
his Grand Officers as it his prerogative to appoint, who, with 
the elective Grand Officers, are, if present, to be installed or 
invested in ancient form. 

36. In the temporary absence of the Grand Master from 
the province, notified by him to the Grand Secretary, the 
Deputy Grand Master shall possess all the powers of the 
Grand Master ; and should the Grand Master die during his 
term of office, or be rendered incapable of discharging the 
duties thereof, by sickness, permanent absence from the 
province, or otherwise, the Deputy Grand Master shall forth- 
with assume the functions of Grand Master until the next 
annual election ; and should the Deputy Grand Master die, 
or be rendered incapable of discharging the duties thereof, by 
sickness, permament absence from the province, or otherwise, 
previous to such election, the Grand Wardens shall imme- 
diately summon a Grand Lodge lo elect a Grand Master. 

37. The Grand Master, under sanction of the Grand Lodge, 
may by warrant appoint any brother of eminence and skill to 
represent the Grand Lodge in a sister Grand Lodge. 

38. The Grand Master has full authority to preside in any 
private Lodge, and to order any of his Grand officers to attend 
him. His Deputy is to be placed on his right hand, and the 



158 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

Master of the Lodge on his left hand. His Wardens are also 
to act as Wardens of that particular Lodge during his presence ; 
but if the Grand Wardens be not present, then the Grand 
Master may command the Wardens of the Lodge, or any 
Master Masons to act as his Wardens pro tefiipore. 

39. The Grand Master may send his Grand Ofificers to visit 
any private Lodge he may think proper. 

40. The Grand Master may summon any private Lodge or 
brother to attend him, and to produce the warrant, books and 
accounts of such lodge, or the certificate of such brother. If 
the summons be not complied with, nor a sufficient reason 
given for non-compliance, such summons is to be repeated as 
a peremptory summons ; if such last mentioned summons be 
not attended to, such Lodge or brother may be suspended and 
the proceedings notified to Grand Lodge. 

40. A. The Grand Master has power to suspend any officer 
of a Lodge from the powers and duties of his office for good 
reason shown, to arrest the charter or dispensation of any 
Lodge, and to suspend the operation thereof, until the next 
annual communication of Grand Lodge ; and he may suspend 
any Lodge or brother who shall refuse to comply with such 
order ; he has also power to decide any question of usage, 
order and Masonic law, and to approve the by-laws of war- 
ranted Lodges. 

40, B. The Grand Master may in a case of vacancy in the 
office of any District Deputy Grand Master, appoint any 
qualified brother to perform the duties of that office pro tem- 
pore. 

40. C. It is the prerogative of the Grand Master to perform 
the following ceremonies, viz. : — consecrating and dedicating 
Masonic halls, constituting Lodges, laying foundation stones, 
and installing Grand officers, and no brother can lawfully per- 
form any of these ceremonies unless authorized to do so by 
him. R. & R., p. p. 27, 33, 42; G. L. P., 1865, p. 58; 1870, 
p. 456; i873> P- 395- 

40. D. The Grand Master has authority to grant dispensa- 
tions for the following purposes, viz. : — 

To authorize the requisite number of brethren to meet as a 
Lodge until the next annual communication of Grand Lodge ; 
to authorize the Grand Secretary to issue a Grand Lodge 
certificate to a brother who has been admitted to a higher 
degree at a shorter interval than prescribed by the constitution ; 
to relieve a brother from Masonic disability by reason of his 
being a member of a Lodge which has been suspended ; to 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 159 

permit the " healing " of an irregularly made Mason. The 
Grand Master has also authority to grant dispensations to any 
private Lodge for any of the following purposes, viz. : — 

To appear in public in regalia ; to elect officers at a time 
other than that fixed by the by-laws ; to install officers at a 
time other than that fixed by the by-laws ; to hold a Lodge of 
Instruction ; to confer a higher degree on a brother at a 
shorter interval than prescribed by the constitution ; to receive 
and act upon a petition for initiation from a person who resides 
outside of the jurisdiction of the Lodge; to initiate more than 
five candidates in one day; to initiate acandidate who is under 
twenty-one years of age ; to initiate without fee, a person pro- 
posed to act as a serving brother. 

40. E. An appeal against any ruling or decision of the 
Grand Master may be made to Grand Lodge. 

41. The Grand Master shall not be applied to officially on 
any business concerning Masons or Masonry, bnt through the 
Grand Secretary, the Deputy Grand Master, the District 
Deputy Grand Masters or Board of General Purposes. 

41. A. The sum of five hundred dollars shall be annually 
placed to the credit of the Grand Master to defray his travel- 
ing and other official expenses. R. & R., p. 41; G. L. P. 
1873, p. 499. 

OF DEPUTY GRAND MASTER. 

41. B. The Deputy Grand Master shall be elected, and 
according to ancient usage installed, at the annual communi- 
cation. 

42. In the absence of the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand 
Master possesses all the powers and privileges of the Grand 
Master. The Deputy Grand Master is ex officio President of 
the Board of General Purposes. He has full authority, unless 
the Grand Master be present, to preside in any private Lodge 
he may visit, with the District Deputy Grand Master on his 
right hand, and the Master of the Lodge on his left hand. 

The Grand Wardens, if present, are to act as Wardens of 
that particular Lodge during the Deputy Grand Master's con- 
tinuance there, but if the Grand Wardens be not present, then 
the Deputy Grand Master may command the Wardens of the 
Lodge, or any other Master Masons to act as his Wardens /w 
tempore. 

OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER. 

43. The District Deputy Grand Master for each District 
shall be elected by the majority of the Past Masters and 



l6o GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Representatives of the warranted Lodges of such District, at 
the annual communication of Grand Lodge, and if confirmed 
by the Grand Master, he shall, if present, be regularly installed. 
He must be a Past Master and a resident of the District for 
which he is elected, but no brother can be elected a District 
Deputy Grand Master while holding the office of Master of a 
Lodge ; nor can a brother be elected Master of a Lodge while 
holding the office of District Deputy Grand Master. 

43. A. The election of District Deputy Grand Master 
shall be held at nine o'clock in the forenoon, on the second 
day of the annual communication of Grand Lodge. G. L. P. 
1883, p. 145- 

44. He may preside in every private Lodge he visits within 
his District, with the Master of the Lodge on his right hand. 

45. It shall be the duty of the District Deputy Grand 
Master to visit all the private Lodges in his District during 
his term of office, to see that such Lodges are working in 
accordance with the work adopted by Grand Lodge, and that 
returns have been regularly forwarded with all fees and dues 
that may have accrued ; and on refusal or neglect on the part 
of any Lodge to make such returns and payments, he may 
suspend such Lodge. 

45. A. It shall be the duty of the District Deputy Grand 
Master to satisfy himself that the brother recommended in the 
petition for a new Lodge, as the first Master thereof, is duly 
qualified to perform the duties of that office, and for that 
purpose is authorized to summon that brother to attend for 
examination, and to grant him a certificate of qualification. 
R. & R., p. p. 30 and 33 ; G. L. P. 1859, p. 42 ; 1884, p. 506. 

45. B. It shall be the duty of the District Deputy Grand 
Master to ascertain whether a Lodge working under dispensa- 
tion in his District, and seeking a warrant of constitution, has- 
provided itself with suitable furniture and regalia, and that the 
same is paid for, and when he has found chat the same is 
paid for, he shall issue a certificate to that effect to the Lodge. 
R, & R., p. 88; G. L. P. 1865, p. p. 68 and 74. 

46. The District Deputy Grand Master, when satisfied that 
any brother has been unjustly or illegally suspended from any 
of his Masonic functions or privileges, by a private Lodge 
within his District, may order him to be immediately restored, 
and may suspend until the next communication of Grand 
Lodge the Lodge or brother who shall refuse to comply with 
such order, and shall immediately report the circumstances to 
the Grand Master. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 161 

47. An appeal, in all cases, lies from the District Deputy 
Grand Master, to the Grand Master or the Grand Lodge. 

48. If the District Deputy Grand Master shall neglect to 
proceed on any case or business which may be sent for his 
decision, within a reasonable time, the application or com- 
plaint may be transmitted to the Grand Secretary. 

49. The District Deputy Grand Master may summon any 
private Lodge or brother within his District to attend him, 
and to produce the warrant, books, papers and accounts of 
such Lodge, or the certificate of such brother. If the sum- 
mons be not complied with, nor a sufficient reason given for 
non-compliance, a peremptory summons shall be issued, and in 
case of contumacy, he may suspend the Lodge or brother 
until the next annual communication of Grand Lodge, and he 
shall immediately report the circumstances to the Grand 
Master. 

50. He has power to give or refuse consent for the removal 
of a Lodge from place to place within his District, but not 
from his District into another, nor from another District into 
his own, without the sanction of the Grand Mastei. 

51. He has power to grant dispensations for public proces- 
sions and for holding Lodges of Instruction, but not for balls, 
conversaziones, excursions or picnics. 

51. A. He has power to grant a dispensation to a Lodge in 
his District to initiate, without fee, a person proposed to act as 
a serving brother. 

51. B. He shall report all his dispensations to the Grand 
Master, and remit to the Grand Secretary all the fees due for 
the same. 

52. He is required to correspond with the Grand Lodge, 
and to transmit to the Grand Secretary^ at least fourteen days 
prior to the annual communication, a circumstantial account, 
in writing, of his proceedings, and of the state of Masonry 
within his District, together with a list of such Lodges as may 
have been constituted since his last return, and the fees due 
thereon to the Grand Lodge. 

53. He may appoint a District Chaplain and Secretary, 
during pleasure ; but they shall have no rank in Grand Lodge 
by virtue of such office. 

53. A. He may also, under his own responsibility, appoint 
a competent brother to instruct any one or more private 
Lodges in his District desiring instruction. R & R., p. ;^;i ; 
G. L. P. 1866, p. 172. 



1 62 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA, 

53. B. He has no power to grant a dispensation for any 
other purpose than herein provided. 

53. C. In case of a vacancy in the office of a District 
Deputy Grand Master, the Grand Master may appoint any 
qualified brother to perform the duties of that office />ro tempore. 

OF GRAND WARDENS. 

54. The Grand Wardens shall be elected and invested at 
the annual communication. 

55. AVhen the actual Grand Wardens are in Grand Lodge, 
no others can supply their places, but in the absence of either, 
the Grand Master may appoint any Past Grand warden present 
to act/w tempore. If no Past Grand warden be present, the 
Grand Master may direct any other member of Grand Lodge 
to act as Grand Warden for that occasion. 

56. The Grand Wardens, whenever commanded, are to 
attend the Grand Master, and while he presides in any private 
Lodge are to act there as his Wardens. 

OF GRAND CHAPLAIN. 

57. The Grand Chaplain shall be elected and invested at 
the annual communication, and shall attend all communica- 
tions and other meetings of the Grand Lodge, and there offer 
up solemn prayer, suitable to the occasion, as established by 
the usages of the fraternity. 

OF GRAND TREASURER. 

58. The Grand Treasurer shall be elected and invested at 
the annual communication. 

59. The Grand Treasurer shall give a joint bond, with two 
sureties, to the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master, in 
such penalty and with such conditions as may be deemed 
expedient for the due performance of his trust. 

60. To the Grand Treasurer shall be committed all moneys 
raised for the general charity, or for any other public use of 
the fraternity, of which he shall keep an account in a book, 
specifying the respective uses for which the several sums are 
intended ; and shall disburse the same in such a manner as 
the Grand Lodge or other proper authority may direct, and 
produce his account of receipts and disbursements before 
every regular communication, or when called for by the board 
of general purposes ; and these accounts shall be annually 
audited by the said board, who shall make their report thereon 
at the annual communication in July. 



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OF GRAND REGISTRAR. 

61, 62 and 63 strike out. 

OF GRAND SECRETARY. 

64. The Grand Secretary shall be elected and invested at 
the annual communication. 

64. A. He shall have the custody of the seal of Grand 
Lodge, and shall affix the same to all patents, warrants, certifi- 
cates and other documents issued by authority of Grand 
Lodge, together with such as the Grand Master in conformity 
with the laws and regulations of Grand Lodge may direct. 

65. The Grand Secretary is to sign and certify all instru- 
ments from Grand Lodge under seal or otherwise; to issue 
summonses for all meetings of Grand Lodge, Board of 
General Purposes, and of any committee of which he shall be 
directed by the Grand Master or Grand Lodge, and to attend 
and take minutes of their proceedings ; to receive the returns 
from the several private Lodges, and to enter them in the 
books of Grand Lodge, and duly report the same at each 
annual communication of Grand Lodge ; to transmit to all 
private Lodges the proceedings of every communication or 
other meeting ot Grand Lodge, and all such other papers and 
documents as may be ordered either by the Grand Master, by 
Grand Lodge or by the Boird of General Purposes ; to notify 
all private Lodges annually of all expelled, suspended and 
restored members for the year ; to furnish the District Deputy 
Grand Masters and Board of General Purposes with all proper 
documents and information that they may require; to receive 
all petitions, memorials or other papers, and to lay them before 
the Grand Master or other proper authority ; to attend the 
Grand Master or Board of General Purposes, and to take to 
him or them any books or papers he or they may direct ; to 
conduct the correspondence of Grand Lodge ; to receive, 
credit and record all moneys of Grand Lodge, and pay over 
the same without delay to the Grand Treasurer by voucher as 
hereinafter directed, and annually report the amount received, 
and generally to perform all other duties appertaining to his 
office. 

65. A. All moneys of Grand Lodge received by the Grand 
Secretary, shall be deposited by him to the credit of Grand 
Lodge in the bank with which Grand Lodge keeps its account, 
receiving therefor a deposit voucher in duplicate, one of which 
is to be retained by himself and the other to be forwarded 
without delay to the Grsnd Treasurer. R. & R., p. 45 ; G. L. 
P. 1875, p. 124. 



164 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

OF GRAND DEACONS. 

66. The Grand Deacons are to be appointed annually by 
the Grand Master on the day of his installation or as soon as 
possible thereafter, and they shall perform the duties pertain- 
ing to their position, and such other duties as may be assigned 
to them by the Grand Master. 

67. If the Grand Deacons be absent, the Grand Master or 
presiding officer may appoint any member of the Grand Lodge 
to officiate//-^ te?npore. 

OF GRAND SUPERINTENDENT OF WORKS, GRAND DIRECTOR OF 
CEREMONIES, ASSISTANT GRAND SECRETARY, ASSISTANT GRAND 
DIRECTOR OF CEREMONIES, GRAND SWORD BEARER, GRAND 
ORGANIST, ASSISTANT GRAND ORGANIST, GRAND PURSUIVANT, 
GRAND STEWARDS, GRAND STANDARD BEARERS, AND GRAND 
TYLER. 

68. The Grand Superintendent of Works, Director of Cer- 
emonies, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Director of Ceremonies, 
Sword Bearer, Organist, Assistant Organist, and Pursuivant, 
Stewards and Standard Bearers, are to be appointed annually 
by the Grand Master on the day of his installation, or as soon 
as possible thereafter, and they are to attend all communica- 
tions and other meetings of Grand Lodge. 

09. The Gra7id Superinttndent of Works ought to be a 
brother well skilled in the science of geometry and architec- 
ture. He is to advise with the Grand Master on all plans of 
buildings or edifices undertaken by Grand Lodge, and furnish 
plans and estimates for the same ; he is to superintend their 
construction and see that they are conformable to the plans 
approved by the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge ; he is 
to suggest improvements, when necessary, in all the edifices 
of the Grand Lodge, and on the first meeting in every year 
report on the state of repair or dilapidation of such edifices, 
and make such further reports, from time to time, as he may 
deem expedient. 

70. The Grand Director of Cerefno?nes, in addition to his 
other duties, has the care during the session of Grand Lodge, 
of the regalia belonging to Grand Lodge. 

71. The Grand Pursuivant shall preserve order in the porch 
at every meeting of Grand Lodge, and with the assistance of 
the brethren nominated for attendance there see that none 
except those that are qualified and who are clothed in their 
proper regalia, and have signed their names to the accustomed 
papers, and are, in all respects, entitled to admission, be ad- 
mitted. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 1 65 

72. Twelve Grand Stewards shall be annually appointed for 
the regulation of grand festivals, under the direction of the 
Grand Master. They shall also assist in conducting the 
arrangements made for the communications and other meetings 
of Grand Lodge ; and they shall collect the ballots and 
balloting lists and deliver them to the scrutineers. 

73. Gra?id Standard Bearers may be appointed by the 
Grand Master as the occasion may require. They must be 
Master Masons ; and are to carry the standards of Grand 
Lodge and Grand Master on all grand ceremonies They are 
not, however, by their appointment members of Grand Lodge, 
nor are they to wear the regalia of a Grand officer. 

74. Any Grand officer entitled to have a standard may, 
whenever it shall be necessary, appoint a Standard Bearer, who 
must be a Master Mason. 

75 and 76. The Grand Tyler is to be elected by an open 
vote at the annual communication. He is to attend all 
meetings of the Grand Lodge, assist in the arrangements, and 
see that none be admitted but those properly entitled. 

77. Strike out. 

OF THE BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 

78. The Board of General Purposes shall consist of the 
Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master and thirty-two other 
members, sixteen of whom shall be elected annually by Grand 
Lodge ; and they shall hold office for two years from the date 
of their election ; and who must be either Masters or Past 
Masters of private Lodges, provided that at the annual com- 
munication of Grand Lodge in the year 1887, there shall be 
elected the whole number of said thirty-two members, of whom 
the sixteen having the largest number of votes shall hold office 
for two years, and the remainder for one year only. Retiring 
members are eligible for re-election. 

78. A. The Deputy Grand Master shall be ex officio Presi- 
dent of the Board. 

79. The Board shall annually elect one of its members to 
be Vice-president, who, in the absence of the President from 
meetings of the Board, shall possess all his powers and 
privileges. 

80. The names of the several brethren intended to be put 
in nomination as members of liie Board, are to be delivered 
in writing to the Grand Secretary, on the first day of the 
assembling of Grand Lodge in annual communication, in 
order that all names so to be proposed may be printed in a 



l66 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

list ; a copy of which shall be delivered to each member of 
Grand Lodge previous to election. The balloting lists are 
subsequently to be collected by the Grand Stewards as herein- 
after provided. 
8i. Strike out. 

82. Should the President and Vice-president be absent 
from any meeting of the Board, the Board shall elect a 
chairman pro tempore. 

83. The Board shall meet two days before the annual com- 
munication of Grand Lodge at the place appointed for holding 
the same ; the meeting of the Board may be adjourned for 
further consideration of the business before it ; and a meeting 
of the Board may also be convened at other times by com- 
mand of the Grand Master or of the President. 

84. Seven members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. 
All questions shall be decided by a majority of votes ; the 
presiding ofiticer in case of equality having a second vote. 

85. The Board has authority to hear and determine all 
subjects of Masonic complaint, or irregularity respecting private 
Lodges, or individual Masons when regularly brought before it. 
It may proceed to admonition, fine or suspension, according 
to the laws ; and its decision shall be final, unless an appeal 
be made to Grand Lodge Notice of any such intended appeal 
shall be given in writing to the Grand Secretary, within four- 
teen days of the receipt by the Lodge, or brother, of the 
decision of the Board of General Purposes on the case. But 
should any case be of so flagrant a nature as to require the 
erasure of a Lodge or the expulsion of a brother, the Board 
shall make a special report thereon to Grand Lodge. 

86. The Board may summon any private Lodge or brother 
to attend it, and to produce the warrant, books, papers and 
accounts of the Lodge, or the -certificate of the brother. If 
such Lodge or brother do not comply, nor give sulificient reason 
for non-compliance, a preemptory summons shall be issued, and 
in case of contumacy, the Lodge or brother shall be suspended, 
and the proceedings reported to Grand Lodge. 

87. When the Board has investigated or decided on any 
case which, in its judgement requires admonition, fine or sus- 
pension, the fact alleged as the offence shall be fully stated in 
the minute, shall be declared proved, the law relating thereto 
quoted, and the decision recorded and acted upon. 

88. In case of any complaint or charge affecting a member 
of the Board, or a private Lodge to which he belongs, such 
member shall withdraw whilst the Board considers its decision. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 167 

89. The members of the Board shall be in Masonic regalia 
when they proceed to the investigation of any charge or com- 
plaint. 

90. The Board shall have charge of the finances of Grand 
Lodge, examine all demands upon it, and when found correct, 
shall order the Grand Treasurer to discharge them, and it 
shall submit an estimate of expenses for the next ensuing year. 

91. The Board shall have full power to inspect all books 
and papers relating to the accounts of the Grand Lodge, and 
give orders for any alterations that may be considered desirable. 

92. The Board may summon the Grand Treasurer, Grand 
Secretary, or other officer or brother having possession of any 
books, papers, documents or accounts belonging to the Grand 
Lodge, to attend the Board, and the Board may give such 
directions as may be deemed necessary regarding them. 

93. The books of the Grand Lodge shall be closed on the 
thirty-first day of May in each year, and at the first meeting there- 
after, the account and balance sheet, together with a list of the 
contributions, a statement of funds in hand, and all property 
belonging to the Grand Lodge, shall be presented and audited. 
They shall be printed and transmitted to each lodge at least 
one week prior to the annual communication of Grand Lodge. 

94. The Board has the direction of everything relating to 
the buildings, furniture and regalia of Grand Lodge, and may 
suggest any alterations and improvements. 

95. The Board shall cause the necessary preparations to be 
made for the communications of Grand Lodge, as well as for 
days of festivals, public ceremonies and other meetings. It 
shall also give orders for all the usual and ordinary articles 
which may be required for Grand Lodge ; but no extraordinary 
expense of any kind shall be incurred without the previous 
sanction of Grand Lodge. 

96. The Board has likewise the care and regulation of all 
the concerns of the Grand Lodge, and may recommend for 
its adoption whatever it shall deem necessary or advantageous 
to the wellfare and good government of the Craft ; and may 
originate plans for the better regulation of the Grand Lodge, 
and the arrangement of its general transactions. 

97. On the day preceeding the meeting of Grand Lodge, 
the Board shall appoint three Masters or Past Masters of 
warranted Lodges as a committee on credentials, who shall 
attend within the porch of Grand Lodge at the annual com- 
munication, for the purpose of guarding, with the assist- 
ance of the Grand Pursuivant, against the admission of any 



1 68 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

but those who are (luaHfied and clothed in their proper regalia, 
and are in all respects entitled to admission. The three 
brethren so appointed shall be assisted by three Grand 
Stewards of the year. 

98. No recommendation, petition or representation of any 
kind shall be received by the Board, unless it be in writing, 
and signed by the person or persons addressing the Board. 

99. All communications from the Board to the Grand 
Master, Grand Lodge, or other Boards or committees, or any 
private Lodge or brother, shall be made in writing. 

100. The Board shall proceed to the consideration of any 
special matter which may be referred to it by the Grand 
Master or Grand Lodge, in preference to other business. 

loi. The Board may appoint sub-committees from amongst 
its members for specific purposes, who must report to the 
Board. 

loi. A. The Board shall prepare or cause to be prepared, 
all such blank forms as, from time to time, may be required, 
in accordance with the constitution. 

102. All transactions and resolutions of the Board shall be 
entered in the minute book by the G rand Secretary. 

102. A. The actual expenses of the members of the Borsd 
of General Purposes, attending the meetings of the same, 
shall be paid by Grand Lodge. R. & R., p. 40; G. L. P , 
1869, p. 195. 

OF PRIVATE LODGES. 

103. The officers of a warranted Lodge are : — The Master, 
Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer, Secretary, Senior 
Deacon, Junior Deacon, Inner Guard, two Stewards and the 
Tyler ; to which may be added a Chaplain, (who must be a 
minister of the gospel), a Director of Ceremonies and an 
Organist ; and they shall severally hold office until their suc- 
cessors respectively have been regularly elected or appointed 
and placed in their stead. 

104. Every warranted Lodge shall annually elect its Master, 
Wardens, Chaplain, Treasurer and Secretary by written ballot, 
and by an open vote its Tyler and two Auditors. At the next 
regular meeting of the Lodge, following the election of the 
Master, and after the minutes have been read approved, he 
shall be duly installed in the chair according to ancient usage. 

104. A. The Master, upon his installation, shall appoint the 
Deacons, Director of Ceremonies, Organist, Inner Guard and 
Stewards, and also all Standing Committees for conducting the 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 1 69 

business of the Lodge, except the Auditors, and he shall invest 
or cause to be invested the elected and appointed ofificers. 

104. B. No brother can be an officer of a Lodge until he has 
been admitted a member thereof by ballot in accordance with 
the Constitution. R. & R., p. 70; G. L. P., 1865, p. 29. 

105. Every warranted Lodge has the power of framing By- 
laws for its own government, provided they are not contrary to 
or inconsistent with the general Regulations of Grand Lodge. 
The By-laws must be submitted to the District Deputy Grand 
Master for the approbation of the Grand Master, and when 
approved, a fair copy must be sent to the Grand Secretary, and 
also to the District Deputy Grand Master, and when any alter- 
ation shall be made, such alteration must in like manner be 
submitted ; and no law or alteration shall be valid until so 
submitted and approved. 

105. A. Where there is a conflict between the Constitution 
of Grand Lodge and the By-laws of a warranted Lodge, the 
Constitution must rule. R. & R., p. 24 ; G. L. P., 1882, p. 139, 

106. The By-laws of a Lodge shall be fairly written or printed 
in a book, and shall be delivered to the Master on the day of 
his installation, when he shall solemnly pledge himself to 
observe and enforce them during his Mastership. Every 
brother shall also sign them when he becomes a member of 
the Lodge, as a declaration of his submission to them ; and 
every member shall at all reasonable times have access to such 
By-laws, which should be printed for the use of the Lodge, and 
delivered to the members. 

107. Strike out. 

108. Every private Lodge shall keep a book or books, in 
which the Secretary shall enter the names of the members of 
the Lodge, and of all persons initiated or admitted therein, 
with the dates of their proposal, admission or initiation, passing 
and raising ; and also their ages as nearly as possible at that 
time, and their titles, professions or trades ; also of deaths, 
resignations, suspensions and expulsions, together with such 
transactions of the Lodge as are proper to be written. 

108. A. Every private Lodge shall keep a book, in which 
the members attending at each meeting shall sign their names 
before entering the Lodge ; and a similar book or a portion of 
the same book for visitors, who are in a like manner to enter 
their names, masonic rank and the name of their mother Lodge 
or the Lodge from which they hail. 

109. The days and hours of the regular meetings of the 
of the Lodge shall be specified in the By-laws. 



170 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

1 10. A Lodge of emergency may at any time be called by 
summons, giving seven clear days' notice, by the authority of 
the Master, or in his absence by the Senior Warden, or in his 
absence by the Junior Warden, but on no pretence without 
such authority ; except a Lodge of emergency for the jjurpose 
of attending a funeral of a deceased brother, which may be 
called at any time by the like authority, but without the ordinary 
seven days' notice. The particular reason for calling any Lodge 
of emergency shall be exi)ressed in the summons, and after- 
wards recorded in the minute book, and no business but that 
so expressed shall be entered upon at such meeting. 

no. A. No private Lodge has the power of adjourning from 
day to day. 

no. B. At all meetiugs of a private Lodge whether regular 
or emergent, seven members of the same shall form a quorum, 
and no business shall be transacted at any meeting unless at 
least seven members of the Lodge are present. 

111. See 108 A. 

112. The precedency of warranted Lodges is derived from 
the number of their warrant of Constitution, as recorded in the 
books of Grand Lodge. No Lodge shall be acknowledged, 
nor any of its officers admitted into Grand Lodge, nor any of 
its members entitled to partake of the general charity or other 
masonic privilege, unless it has been regularly constituted and 
registered. 

113. No private Lodge shall make a mason or admit a 
member, without strictly complying with all the regulations 
enacted for the government of the Craft on these occasions. 

114. No private Lodge shall on any pretence make more 
than five new brothers in one day, nor until they have been 
balloted for and approved, nor can a rejected applicant for 
initation be balloted again for in the same or any other Lodge 
within twelve months from the time of such rejection ; nor shall 
a higher degree in masonry be conferred on any brother at a 
less interval than one month from his receiving a previous 
degree, except by dispensation from Grand Master, nor in any 
case until he has passed an examination in open Lodge in such 
previous degree. 

115. No private Lodge shall make a mason for a less con- 
sideration than twenty-five dollars, nor on any pretence remit or 
defer the payment of any part of this sum. The member who 
proposes any candidate must be responsible to the Lodge for 
all the fees payable on account of his initation. This is not to 
extend to the making of a person who is to be a serving brother 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 17I 

Avho may be initiated without payment of any fee, provided that 
-a dispensation from the Grand Master, or District Deputy Grand 
■Master be first obtained. 

116. Every candidate initiated in a private Lodge becomes 
a member thereof from the date of his initation ; and is hable 
for the regular Lodge dues. 

117. Ever}' private Lodge must be particularly careful in 
registering the names of the brethren initiated therein, and also 
in making the return of its members : as no person is regularly 
'entitled to partake of the general charity unless his name be 
duly registered, and shall have been at least two years a con- 
tributing member of a Lodge. 

118. To prevent injury to individuals, by their being exclud- 
ed the privileges of masonry, through the neglect of their 
respective Lodges in not registering their names, any brother 
■so circumstanced, on producing sufficient proof that he has 
paid the full fees of his Lodge, shall be capable of enjoying the 
full privileges of the Craft, but the offending Lodge shall be re- 
ported to the Grand Lodge and rigorously proceeded against for 
neglecting to make the proper return, and detaining moneys 
which are the property of the Grand Lodge, and which has been 
paid to the Lodge for specific appropriation. 

119. The Master is to see that all moneys received or paid 
on account of the Lodge be entered in proper accounts by the 
Secretary and Treasurer respectively, and the accounts of the 
Lodge shall be duly audited at least once a year by the auditors, 
who shall report such audit to the Lodge without delay. 

120. Each private Lodge shall procure for every brother 
initiated therein a Grand Lodge Certificate, to be paid for by 
the Lodge ; and every brother is entitled to his certificate 
immediately upon being registered in the books of Grand Lodge. 

121. No private Lodge, or officers or members of a Lodge, 
shall under any circumstances give a certificate, or recommend- 
ation to enable a mason to proceed from Lodge to Lodge as a 
pauper, or in an initerant manner to apply to Lodges for relief. 

122. No private Lodge shall form any public masonic pro- 
cession, without a dispensation from the Grand Master or 
District Deputy Grand Master, except in the case of a funeral — 
which shall be immediately reported to the Grand Secretary 
and the District Deputy Grand Master. 

123. All private Lodges are particularly bound to observe 
the same usages and customs ; every deviation, therefore, from 
the established mode of working, is highly improper, and cannot 
be be justified or countenanced. In order to preserve this 



172 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

uniformity, and to cultivate a good understanding among free- 
masons, some members of every Lodge should be deputed to 
visit the other Lodges as often as may be convenient, and no 
other than the authorized work is allowed to be j^racticed or 
administered in any private Lodge. 

124. If any brother behave in such a manner as to disturb 
the harmony of the Lodge, and be thrice formally admonished 
by the Master, and persist in his irregular conduct, he shall be 
punished according to the by-laws of that particular Lodge, or 
he shall be liable to discipline as in other cases of unmasonic 
conduct. 

125. Every private Lodge has the power of suspending a 
member for the commission of any unmasonic offence, or for 
non-payment of dues, and in cases of a serious nature the 
Lodge may recommend to the Grand Lodge that the offender 
be expelled. The proceedings against a brother for any 
masonic offence shall be strictly in conformity with the rules 
and regulations for the government of masonic trials adopted 
by the Grand Lodge. 

126. A member suspended for non-payment of dues shall be 
immediately restored by the Lodge without a fresh ballot, on 
payment being made of all arrears owing at the time of his 
suspension, and of such further sum, if any, as the Lodge may 
require, not exceeding the amount of the regular Lodge dues 
for the period he was so suspended, notice thereof being given 
to the Grand Secretary, and the District Deputy Grand Master 
of the District in which the Lodge is situated, provided always 
that the Lodge shall have the power in all cases to remit the 
whole or any part of the arrears, as \vell as the Lodge dues, for 
the period he was so suspended, after notice of such motion 
has been given to the members ot the Lodge. 

127. The regalia and furniture of every private Lodge belong 
to, and are the property of, the Master, Wardens and brethren 
of such Lodge. No jewels shall be worn in a private Lodge 
other than those specified for the officers, except such honorary 
or other jewel as shall appertain to or be consistent with those 
degrees which are recognized and acknowledged by Grand 
Lodge. 

128. All minutes, lists and books of account belonging to a 
Lodge must be produced by the Master when he shall be so 
required by competent authority. 

129. The majority of the members of a warranted Lodge 
when congregated, have the privilege of giving instructions to 
the Master and Wardens, or other representative, before the 
meeting of Grand Lodge, because such officers are the repre- 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 1 73 

sentatives of those members, and are supposed to speak their 
sentiments. 

130. Each private Lodge shall annually make a return to 
the Grand Secretary, of the Master, Wardens and Past Masters 
of the Lodge, including all members who claim to be entitled 
to attend in the Grand Lodge as Past Masters, as having 
served the office of Master in some other Lodge, specifying 
the Lodge in which each of such Past Masters has served the 
office of Master ; and no brother shall be permitted to attend 
in Grand Lodge unless his name shall appear in some such 
return. 

131, Each private Lodge shall make its returns and pay- 
ments semi-annually to the Grand Secretary, and in case of 
neglect for more than one year to make such returns and pay- 
ments, or if the Lodge does not meet during that peiiod, it is 
liable to be erased. The Master and Wardens, or other 
representatives of any Lodge, which shall have neglected for 
more than one year to make such returns and payments to the 
Grand Lodge, are thereby disqualified from attending the 
Grand Lodge or sitting upon any committee until those returns 
and payments shall have been completed. 

131. A. A private Lodge failing to make its returns and 
payments as aforesaid for the space of one year after the same 
are due, may be summoned to show cause why it should not 
be suspended, or why its warrant should not be withdrawn or 
declared forfeited. R. & R., p. ii; G. L. P., 1864, p. 552. 

132. By a vote of the Lodge, the dues of any member may 
be remitted, provided that notice of such motion has been 
duly given at the regular meeting previous to that at which the 
vote is taken. 

133. If a Lodge be dissolved, its warrant and records shall 
be delivered up to the Grand Secretary. 

134. If the warrant of constitution of a private Lodge be 
sold, or procured by any other means than through the regular 
channel or petition to the Grand Master, such warrant shall be 
forfeited and the Lodge erased. 

135. As every warranted Lodge is a constituent part of the 
Grand Lodge, in which assembly all the power of the fraternity 
resides, it is clear that no other authority can destroy the power 
granted by a warrant ; if, therefore, the majority of any Lodge 
should determine to quit che Lodge, the constitution, or 
power of assembling, remains with the rest of the members ; 
provided their number be not less that seven, otherwise the 
warrant ceases and becomes extinct; and all the authority 



174 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

thereby granted or enjoyed shall revert to the Grand Lodge^ 
together with the funds and projjerty of said Lodge. 

136. No warranted Lodge shall be erased, or its warrant 
declared forfeited, until the Master, or in his absence the 
Wardens, shall have been warned in writing of their offence, 
and shall have been summoned to answer to the complaint 
made against them. 

137. If any private Lodge or its Master or Wardens, be 
summoned to attend, or to produce its warrant, books, papers 
or accounts to the Grand Master, his deputy, the District 
Deputy Grand Master, or any Board or Committee authorized 
by Grand Lodge, and do not comply or give sufficient reasoa 
for non-compliance, a premptory summons shall be issued ; 
and in case of contumacy, such Lodge shall be suspended,, 
and the proceedings reported to Grand Lodge. 

138. The Master of every private Lodge shall cause the 
Secretary to forward a copy of every summons issued to the 
members of his Lodge, whether for a regular or any emergent 
meeting, to the District Deputy Grand Master of the District 
in which the Lodge is situated. The Master of every Lodge 
shall also cause to be forwarded to the District Deputy Grand 
Master of his District, immmediately after the installation of 
officers, on a form to be supplied by the Grand Secretary, a 
certified list of the officers of his Lodge, elected and appointed, 
and also of the proxy for Grand Lodge, if any has been 
appointed. 

139. Warranted Lodges may by by-law admit their members 
to life-membership, on such terms as such Lodges may deter- 
mine, and each such life-member such Lodge may pay into 
Grand Lodge the sum of five dollars, which payment shall 
exempt the Lodge from payment of further dues to Grand 
Lodge on his behalf 

140. Upon such life-member withdrawing from the private 
Lodge of which he originally became a life-member, and join- 
ing any other Lodge, such other Lodge shall not be obliged to 
pay any annual dues to Grand Lodge on his account ; nor in 
case he becomes a life member of such other Lodge shall it be 
obliged to pay a second fee therefor to Grand Lodge. 

1 41. Life-members shall be entitled to all the privileges of, 
and shall be amenable to discipline in the same manner as 
ordinary members. 

141 A. No balloting for initiation or affiliation can take 
place at any meeting unless notice thereof has been duly given 
in the summons calling the same. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 1 75 

141. B. All voting in a Lodge is by a show of hands, except 
in cases where the constitution requires a ballot. G. L. P., 
1885., p. 55. 

141. C. A warranted Lodge may require from its Treasurer,, 
security by means of a bond in the usual form. R. & R., pp. 
23 and 78; G. L. P. 1879, p. 95. 

141 D. A private Lodge has penal jurisdiction over its own 
members wherever they may reside, and also over all Masons, 
whether affiliated or not, who reside within its territorial juris- 
diction ; and non-afifiliation of a brother is no bar to his sus- 
pension. R. & R., p. 64: G. L. P., 1873, p. 407; 1885, 
p. 56. 

141. E. A private Lodge cannot deprive any of its members 
of their privileges until after due trial and conviction. 

141. F. A suspension by a private Lodge deprives the 
brother so suspended of all his masonic rights and privileges 
until he is restored to good masonic standing. R. & R., p. 79; 
G. L. P , 1878, p. 80. 

141. G. A suspended Lodge places all its members under 
masonic disability, except by special dispensation to be granted 
by the Grand Master only. R. & R., p. 79; G. L. P., 1861, 
p. 219. 

141. H. A resolution once adopted by a private Lodge can- 
not be re-considered or rescinded without notice thereof be given 
at a preceding meeting. G. L. P., 1884, p. 55. 

141. L A motion recommending a new Lodge is in order at 
a regular meeting of the nearest warranted Lodge, without 
previous notice. R. & R., p. 63; G. L. P., 1882, p. 108. 

141. J. It is a great irregularity to hold a private Lodge in 
any but a regular Lodge room, duly set apart and having the 
necessar)' ante-rooms for all requirements of masonry ; such 
regular Lodge room may be in a private house ; and the Lodge 
room of a warranted Lodge, should as soon as possible be 
formally consecrated and dedicated. R. & R., p. 59: G. L. 
P., 1861, p. 220; 1880, p. III. 

141. K. It is impropei to allow a Lodge room to be used 
jointly with other societies or for other than masonic purposes; 
this however shall not be construed as excluding bodies that 
claim to be masonic and are founded on craft masonry. 
R. & R., p. 59; G. L. P., 1885, p. 125. 

141. L. It is improper to allow other societies to take part 
in the conduct of a masonic funeral. R. & R., p. 43 ; G. L. 
P., 18874, p. 655. 

141. M, It is not legal to install the Master of a Lodge 



176 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

under dispensation. R. & R., p. p. 31 and 54; G. L. P., 1875, 
P- 135- 

141. N. A Lodge under dispensation has no right to appoint 
a proxy as its representative in Grand Lodge, but it shall be 
represented in Grand Lodge at the Annual Communication at 
which a warrant is sought to be obtained, by the Master or a 
Warden, and the minute book of such Lodge shall be then and 
there produced. R. & R., p. 31, 64 and 69; G. L, P., 1869, 
p. 118; 1873, p 407. 

141. O. The expense of procuring the regalia for the District 
Deputy Grand Master is to be defrayed by the private Lodges 
in each District, and each private Lodge shall defray the 
travelling expenses of the District Deputy Grand Master, to the 
extent of at least one visit in each year; as also the travelling 
expenses of the brother, who at the request of the Lodge and 
authority of the District Deputy Grand Master attends such 
Lodge for giving instruction. R. & R., p. ^3', G. L. P., 1865, 
p. 57; 1886, p. 172. 

141. P. To constituie a legal notice or summons for any 
Lodge meeting, seven clear days must elapse between the 
notice and the meeting. 

141. Q. When two or more warranted Lodges desire to 
amalgamate under one warrant, each Lodge shall adopt a 
resolution to that effect, and appoint a committee of three 
members to arrange the terms therefor. 

The report of the committee, if favorable, shall recommend 
for adoption, the name and number of one of the Lodges, and 
the time and place when such amalgamation shall be effected. 
On the approval of the re|)ort of the committee by the Lodges, 
a copy thereof shall be mailed to the last known address of each 
member of said Lodges about to be amalgamated, and if 
seven or more members of either of the Lodges do not 
notify the Secretary of their Lodge, in writing, of their objec- 
tion to such amalgamation, within ten days from date of mail- 
ing said notices, it shall be carried into effect, so soon as the 
Grand Master shall approve of, or authorize said amalgamation. 
The Grand Master, District Deputy Grand Master, or such 
other brother as the Grand Master may appoint, shall carry 
the amalgamation into effect, by attending at the time and 
place named, when the members of the Lodges present shall 
choose, by ballot, the elective officers, who with the officers 
appointed by the Master-elect, shall be immediately installed 
or invested if present. 

The Secretary shall prepare and deliver to the Master-elect 
a list of the members of the amalgamated Lodge, which shall 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 1 77 

be signed by the Worshipful Master and Secretary, and for- 
warded to the Grand Secretary within one month after the 
amalgamation. Every member of any of the Lodges amalga- 
mated shall be a member of the amalgamated Lodge, but any 
member may pay all his dues and withdraw before such 
amalgamation has been effected. Any member under sus- 
pension for any cause, shall have the same rights in the con- 
solidated Lodge as he would have had in his own Lodge, had 
such amalgamation not taken place. 

OF MASTERS AND WARDENS OF PRIVATE LODGES. 

142. All preferment among masons shall be grounded upon 
real worth and personal merit only ; therefore no brother shall 
be elected Master of a warranted Lodge or appointed to any 
office therein, merely on account of seniority or rank. No 
brother is eligible to the office of Master in a warranted Lodge 
unless he has served for one year as Warden in a private 
Lodge. No Master-elect shall assume the Master's chair until 
he shall have been regularly installed, though he may in the 
interim rule the Lodge. It is necessary, previous to the in- 
stallation of the Master, that his election be confirmed ; after 
which the usual ceremonies of installation are to be performed. 
Should the election ot a Master not be confirmed, then a 
summons must be issued for the following regular meeting of 
the Lodge, setting forth that the brethren are again to proceed 
to elect a Master ; and on confirmation of that election, at the 
following regular meeting of the Lodge, the installation of the 
Master will follow. 

142. A. No brother shall be installed Master of a warranted 
Lodge unless the installing board is fully cognizant of the fact 
that that brother is fully familiar with the duties of the Master, 
and is competent to perform the ceremony of opening and of 
closing the Lodge in each degree, and to confer the various 
degrees according to the established work. R. & R., p. p. 54 
and 61; G. L. P. 1874, p. 658; 1877, p. 941; 1879, p. 94. 

142. B. The installation ceremony shall not be performed 
in public. R. & R., p. 54; G. L. P. 1865, p. 29. 

143. Every Master before being placed in the chair, shall 
solemnly pledge himself to observe all the old established 
usages and customs, and to preserve the landmarks of the 
Order, and most strictly to enforce them within his own Lodge. 

143. A. The Master of every Lodge is to cause the ancient 
charges, the regulations of Grand Lodge relating to private 
Lodges and the by-laws of his Lodge, to be read in open 
Lodge once in every year. 



178 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

144. See 147 B. 

145. The Master is responsible for the due observance of 
the laws relating to private Lodges, and is bound to produce 
all books, minutes and accounts when required by any lawful 
authority. 

145. A. The Master may, under his own responsibility, 
permit any brother to confer portions of a degree except the 
obligation. G. L. P., 1884, p. 54. 

145. B. The Master may invite a Master or Past Master of 
a warranted Lodge to ofificiate as Master, confer degrees and 
perform any other ceremony. 

145. C. The Master has not the power to suspend the 
declaration of the ballot. 

145. D. The Master cannot deprive any member of his 
Lodge of any of his Masonic privileges until after due trial 
and conviction. 

146. If the Master should die, be removed or be incapable 
of discharging the duties of his ofifice, the Senior Warden, and 
in his absence the Junior Warden, shall act as Master in sum- 
moning the Lodge until the next election of oiScers, but shall 
not confer degrees or obligate candidates. 

147. If the Master be not present, the immediate Past 
Master, or if he be not present, the next immediate Past 
Master of the Lodge present shall take the chair. If no Past 
Master of the Lodge be present, then the Senior Warden, or 
in his absence the Junior Warden may rule the Lodge, but 
not confer degrees. 

147. A. No brother below the rank of a Past Master shall 
assume the Master's chair. 

147. B. The Master and Wardens of a private Lodge are 
enjoined to visit other Lodges as soon as they conveniently 
can, in order that the same usages and customs may be ob- 
served throughout the Craft, and a good understanding be 
thereby cultivated among Freemasons. 

148. See 145. B. 

149. The Master and Wardens of every private Lodge 
when summoned so to do, shall attend the Grand Master, his 
Deputy, the District Deputy Grand Master, Grand Lodge or 
any Board or Committee authorized by Grand Lodge, and 
produce the warrant, minutes and books of the Lodge, under 
pain of suspension, and being reported to Grand Lodge. 

150. Any officer of a warranted Lodge may resign his 
office with the consent of the Lodge, and upon his resignation 



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being accepted, if the office is an elected one, the Lodge shall 
fill the vacancy by an election at the next regular meeting 
after notice of such election has been sent to all the members 
of that Lodge ; and if the office is an appointed one, the 
Master may fill the vacancy by his appointment at once. 
Provided that no brother shall be entitled to past rank in any 
office, unless he has served a full term of twelve months in 
such office. R. &. R., p. 65 ; G. L. P., 1865, p. 29. 

150. A. In case of death, or removal from office, of any 
officer of a private Lodge, the vacancy shall be filled as 
directed in the next preceding section, 

150. B. A Paster Master of a Lodge in this jurisdiction who 
has been duly returned in the books of Grand Lodge, and 
who affiliates with any other private Lodge, is entitled to his 
rank according to seniority, both in Grand Lodge and in the 
Lodge with which he affiliates. R. & R., p. p. 65 and 71; 
G. L. P., 1875, p. 115. 

150. C. A Past Master of this Grand Lodge may require 
from the Grand Secretary, upon payment of the fee of one 
dollar, a Past blaster's certificate, and the Grand Secretary is 
authorized to issue the same. R. & R., p. 44 ; G. L. P., 
1878, p. 116. 

OF TYLERS. 

151. The Tyler is to chosen by the members of the Lodge, 
and may at any time be removed, foj cause deemed sufficient, 
by a majority of the brethren present at a regular meeting of 
the Lodge. 

152. The Tyler is to see that every member or visitor has 
signed his name to the attendance book, and that he is clothed 
with proper regalia before entering the Lodge. 

153. Strike out. 

OF MEMBERS AND THEIR DUTIES. 

154. No person shall be admitted a member of a private 
Lodge, unless the laws of the Craft relating to the proposing 
and admitting of brethren or candidates shall have been 
strictly complied with. {See proposing members.) 

155. A brother who has been concerned in making Masons 
clandestinely, or at a private Lodge which is not a regular 
Lodge, or for small or unworthy considerations, or who may 
assist in forming a new Lodge without the Grand Master's 
authority, shall not be admitted as a member, or even as a 
visitor, into any private Lodge, nor partake of the general 
charity, or other Masonic privileges, till he make due submis- 
sion and obtain grace. 



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156. No brother shall print or publish, or cause to be 
printed or published, the proceedings of any private Lodge, 
or of the Grand Lodge, or any part thereof, or the names of 
the persons present at such Lodge, without the sanction of 
the Grand Master, or the District Deputy Grand Master, under 
pain of being expelled from the Order. The law, however, is 
not to extend to the writing, printing or publishing of any 
notice or summons issued to the members of the Lodge, by 
the authority of the Master, or the proceedings of any festival 
or public meeting at which persons not Masons are permitted 
to be present. 

157. Any brother who shall violate the secrecy of the ballot 
on candidates for initiation or membership, by stating how he 
voted or intended to voted, or by endeavoring to ascertain how 
a brother voted, or if he shall be aware and mention it to 
another brother, shall render himself liable to serve masonic 
censure and for a second offence to expulsion. Provided that, 
in cases of masonic trials where the charge laid involves such 
ballot, any brother shall be at liberty to disclose how he voted 
in that particular case. 

157. A. A brother cannot by mere resolution of the Lodge 
be deprived of his rights and privileges as a mason. R. & R., 
p. 75; G. L. R, 1867, p. 352. 

157. B. If any member shall be under suspension from his 
Lodge, or shall withdrawhimself from it, without having com- 
plied with its by-laws, or with the general regulations of the 
craft, he shall not be eligible for admission to any other 
private Lodge. (Substituted for 159.) 

157. C. Whenever a member of any private Lodge shall 
resign, or whenever at any future time he may require it, he 
shall be furnished with a dimit or certificate of his standing ; 
and should he be indebted to the Lodge, the certificate can 
state the fact. R. & R., p. 26; G. L. P., 1876, p. 144. 

In case of loss of a dimit or certificate of standing, a dupli- 
cate thereof may be issued. R. &: R., p. 29; G. L. P., 1879, 
P- 95- 

157. D. The dimit or certificate of standing must be pro- 
duced together with the application for membership to the 
Lodge of which the brother in whose favor the dimit is issued, 
desires to become a joining member. Such dimit or certificate 
has to be filed with the archives of the Lodge which admits 
the brother as such joining member. 

157. E. A brother suspended by a private Lodge must, in 
order to obtain his dimit or certificate of standing, apply to 



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that Lodge for restoration in the usual manner, as laid down 
in the regulations for the government of masonic trials. R. & 
R., p. 29; G. L. P., 1878, p. 99. 

158. The majority of the members present at any private 
Lod^e, duly summoned, have an undoubted right to regulate 
their own proceedings, provided that they are consistent with 
the general laws and regulations of the craft; no member, there- 
fore, shall be permitted to enter in the minute book of his 
Lodge a protest against any resolution or proceeding which 
may have taken place, unless it shall appear to him to be con- 
trary to the laws and usages of the craft, and for the purpose 
of complaining or appealing to a higher masonic authority. 

158. A. No unaffiliated brother shall be considered to have 
any claim on the benevolent fund, except by a direct vote 
of Grand Lodge. R. & R., p. 36; G. L. P., 1864, p. 550. 

158. B. No brother can be a member of more than one 
Lodge in the same city, town or village. This, however, shall 
not refer to honorary membership. 

158. See 157 B. C. and D. 

OF HONORARY MEMBERS. 

160. Any brother who may have rendered any service to the 
craft in general or to any particul.ir private Lodge, may by a 
ballot of the Lodge be elected an honorary member of such 
Lodge. The Lodge must include honorary members in its 
return to Grand Lodge, and to pay to Grand Lodge similar 
dues for such honorary members as are payable for ordinary 
members. 

161. Honorary membership does not confer the right of 
voting in the Lodge unless specially conferred by an unanimous 
ballot at the time of such election. 

OF PROPOSING MEMBERS. 

Great discredit and injury having been brought upon our 
ancient and honorable fraternity, from admitting members and 
receiving candidates without due notice being given, or enquiry 
made into their characters and qualifications ; and also from 
the passing and raising of Masons without due instruction in 
the respective degrees ; it is determined that, in future, a 
violation or neglect of any of the following laws shall subject 
the offending Lodge to erasure, because no emergency can be 
allowed as a justification. 

162. No brother shall be admitted a member of a private 
Lodge without a proposition in open Lodge, at a regular 
meeting, nor until his name, occupation and place of abode, 



1 82 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

as well as the name and number of the Lodge of which he is 
or was last a member, or in which he was initiated, shall have 
been sent to all the members in the summons for the next 
stated Lodge meeting, and in all cases held not less than four 
weeks from the date of the application, and the decisions of 
the brethren ascertained by ballot. When a Lodge has 
ceased to meet, any former member thereof shall be eligible 
to be proposed and admitted a member of another Lodge, on 
producing a dertificate from the Grand Secretary, stating the 
fact and specifying whether the brother has been registered 
and his dues paid. 

162. A. Every proposition for affiliation shall be recom- 
mended by at least two members of the Lodge who are Master 
Masons, and shall be referred to a committee appointed by 
the Master, which committee shall report to the Lodge at the 
next regular meeting before the ballot is taken, and should the 
report be unfavorable, the applicant shall be considered 
rejected without a ballot. 

163. No person shall be made a Mason unless he has 
resided one year in the jurisdiction of the Lodge to which he 
seeks admission, or produces a certificate of character from 
the nearest Lodge to the place of his previous residence ; nor 
nntil he has been properly proposed at one regular meeting of 
the Lodge, and a committee has been appointed by the 
Master to make the necessary enquiries into the character of 
the candidate, and his name, age, addition or profession and 
place of abode shall have been sent to all the members, in the 
summons for the next regular meeting, and in all cases held 
not less than four weeks from the date of the application, when, 
after the committee have reported to the Lodge in his favor, 
he must be ballotted for, and, if approved, he may be initiated 
into the first degree of Masonry; but should the report be 
unfavorable, he shall be considered a rejected candidate. 

164. No Lodge shall initiate a candidate whose residence 
is nearer the jurisdiction of another Lodge, unless by dispen- 
sation of the Grand Master, except in a town or city where 
there is more than one Lodge, in which case each Lodge has 
concurrent jurisdiction. The jurisdiction extends, in every 
direction, half way to the nearest Lodge. 

164. A. When an applicant for initiation residing within 
this jurisdiction has his place of residence nearer to a Lodge in a 
sister jurisdiction than to a private Lodge within this jurisdic- 
tion, such nearer Lodge may receive and act upon the petition 
of such applicant ; provided that the Grand Lodge in such 
sister jurisdiction will grant the like privilege to private 
Lodges in this jurisdiction. 



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165. In cases of emergency the following alteration as to 
the mode of proposing a candidate is allowed : Any two mem- 
bers of a private Lodge may transmit, in writing, to the Master, 
the usual declaration of any candidate whom they wish to pro- 
pose, and the circumstances which cause the emergency ; and 
the Master, if the emergency be proper, shall issue, or cause 
to be issued, a notice to every member, appoint a committee 
in the manner provided in the clause 163, and at the same 
time summon, or cause to be summoned, the Lodge to meet 
at a period of not less than seven clear days from the issuing 
of the summons, for the purpose of balloting for the candi- 
date ; and if the committee have reported to the Lodge in his 
favor, he must be balloted for, and, if approved he may be 
initiated into the first degree of Masonry. The Master shall, 
previous to the ballot being taken, cause the proposition, and 
the emergency stated, to be recorded in the minute book of 
the Lodge. 

166. No person under the age of twenty-one shall be made 
a Mason in any private Lodge, unless by dispensation from 
the Grand Master, nor shall any dispensation suspend the 
operations of the law requiring seven days' notice, or com- 
mittee of enquiry, or the ballot. Every candidate must be 
free-born, and his own master, and, at the time of his initia- 
tion, be known to be in reputable circumstances. He shall 
be a lover of the liberal arts and siences and have made some 
progress in one or the other of them ; and he must, previous 
to his initiation, subscribe his name at full length and legibly, 
to a declaration of the following import, viz. : 

To the Worshipful Alaster, Wardens and Brethren of Lodge, No. — , 

on the Register of the Grand Lodge of Canada, in the 
Province of Ontario. 
I, , ot the of , in the County of- 



and Province of Ontario, , aged — years, being free by birth, and of 

mature age, do declare that, unbiased by the improper solicitation of 
friends, and uninfluenced by mercenary or other unworthy motives, I 
freely and voluntarily offer myself a candidate for the mysteries of 
Masonry ; that I am prompted by a favorable opinion conceived of the 
institution, and a desire of knowledge ; that I will cheerfully conform to 
all the ancient usages and established customs of the Order, and that I 
have not been rejected by this or any other private Lodge within twelve 
months from the date of my present application. 

Witness m.y hand this day of , A, L. 58 — . 

Recommended by 



(sig. ] 



166. A. Every petition for initiation must be recommended 
by at least two members of the Lodge who are Master 
masons in good standing. 



184 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

166. B. An illiterate person is inadmissible for initiation. 

166. C. A candidate who can comply literally with all the 
ceremonies of the work of Grand Lodge, and who is mentally 
and morally worthy of admission, is a fit subject to become a 
Mason. 

166. D. A petition for initiation being presented, it shall be 
the duty of the Master, before entertaining the same, to be 
satisfied that the petitioner resides within the jurisdiction of 
the Lodge so petitioned. 

166. E. It is a Masonic offence to take action upon a peti- 
tion for initiation and to ballot for the petitioner without dis- 
pensation from the Grand Master, if such petitioner resides 
outside of the jurisdiction of the Lodge so petitioned. 

166. F. The ballot for a candidate for initiation or affilia- 
tion cannot be postponed. R. & R., p. p. 15 and 25 ; G. L. 
P. 1865, p. 31. 

166. G. It is the prerogative of the Master to order a 
second ballot for a candidate for initiation or affiliation. R. 
& R., p. p. 15 and 60; G. L. P. 1859, p. p. 66 and 192. 

i66. H. The result of the ballot having been declared by 
the Master, no further ballot upon the same subject is admis- 
sible. G. L. P. 1884, p. 54. 

167. See 170. B. 

168. No person shall be made a Mason in, or admitted a 
member of, a private Lodge, if, on the ballot, two black balls 
appear against him. Some Lodges wish for no such indul- 
gence, but require the unanimous consent of the members 
present ; the by-laws of each Lodge must, therefore, guide in 
this respect, but if there be two black balls, such person can- 
not, on any pretence, be admitted. 

168. A. In case objection be made to the initiation of a 
candidate after he has been balloted for and approved, it shall 
be the duty of the Master to investigate the cause of such 
objection, and if he finds the same to be well founded, or 
reasonable, he shall not initiate such candidate until the 
objection is withdrawn or removed. And if objection be 
made to the advancement of a brother, any member of the 
Lodge may require that such objection be placed in the form 
of a charge, and if not so placed at the next regular meeting 
of the Lodge, the objection shall be of no effect. 

169. Every candidate shall, on his initiation, solemnly 
promise to submit to the constitution, and to conform to all 
the usages and regulations of the Craft ; he must sign the by- 
laws of the Lodge on his initiation, a copy of which, together 



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with a copy of the constitution of Grand Lodge, shall then be 
presented to him. 

170. A candidate for initiation upon whom the committee 
has reported unfavorably, or against whom the ballot has been 
declared unfavorably by the Master, shall be considered a re- 
jected candidate, and he cannot be balloted for in the same 
or in any other private Lodge within twelve months from the 
time of such rejection. 

170. A. An applicant for affiliation, who has been rejected, 
may apply again to the same or any other private Lodge 
without waiting for any specified time. R. & R. p. 28 ; G. L. 
P., 1S67, p. 397. 

170. B. A petition for initiation or affiliation may be with- 
drawn at any time. 

OF THE LODGE SEAL. 

171. Every warranted Lodge shall have a Masonic seal, to 
be affixed to all documents proper to be issued. 

172. An impression of the seal is to be sent to the Grand 
Secretary, and whenever changed, an impression of the new 
seal shall in like manner be transmitted. 

LODGES OF INSTRUCTION. 

173. No General Lodge of Instruction shall be holden 
unless under the sanction of a regular warranted Lodge, or 
by the special license and authority of the Grand Master, or 
the District Deputy Grand Master. The Lodge giving this 
sanction and the brethren to whom such license is granted, 
shall be answerable for the proceedings of such Lodge of 
Instruction, and responsible that the mode of working there 
adopted has received the sanction of Grand Ledge. 

174. Notice of the times and places of meeting of the 
Lodges of Instruction shall be given to the Grand Secretary. 

175. Lodges of Instruction shall keep a minute of all breth- 
ren present at each meeting, and of brethren appointed to 
hold office, and such minute shall be produced when called for 
by the Grand Master, the District Deputy Grand Master, or 
Lodge granting the sanction. 

176. If a Lodge which has given its sanction for a Lodge of 
Instruction being held under its warrant, shall see fit, it may, 
at any regular meeting, withdraw that sanction, by a resolution 
of the Lodge, to be communicaied to the Lodge of Instruction; 
provided that notice of intention to withdraw the sanction be 
inserted in the summons for that meeting. 

176 A. A brother in good standing, properly vouched for, 



1 86 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

has a right to visit a private Lodge during the time it is open 
for general business, but that right is not absolute. R. & R. 
p. 89 ; G. L. P. 1875, p. 136. It is in the discretion of the 
Master to admit a visitor, and the Master's refusal to admit a 
visitor is no ground for masonic complaint. 

OF VISITORS. 

177. No visitor shall be admitted into a private Lodge unless 
he be personally known or recommended, or well vouched for, 
or after due examination by one or more of the brethren pre 
sent, and shall have entered his name, masonic rank, the name 
of his mother Lodge, or the Lodge he hails from, in a book to 
be kept by every lodge for that purpose ; and during his con- 
tinuance in the Lodge he must be subject to the by-laws of the 
Lodge. The Master of the Lodge is particularly bound to 
enforce these regulations. 

178. A brother residing in the Province of Ontario and not 
affiliated with some private Lodge under the jurisdiction of 
Grand Lodge shall not be entitled to the benefit of the ben- 
evolent fund for himself or family, nor to Masonic burial, nor 
to take part in any Masonic ceremony, public or private ; nor 
be entitled to any Masonic privileges whatever, except that he 
shall be permitted to visit any private Lodge once, but not 
more than once, during the time he is not a member of a pri- 
vate Lodge under the jurisdiction of Grand Lodge. 

OF HEALING. 

178. A. Whereas a number of respectable persons have 
innocently joined an association of men claiming to be regular 
freemasons, but who are not recognized as such by Grand 
Lodge, it shall be lawful for any such person to petition the 
Grand Master to be acknowledged as a brother Mason by 
Grand Lodge ; and it shall be lawful for the Grand Master in 
his discretion and upon such evidence as he may deem satis- 
factory, to order the issue of a dispensation directed to any 
District Deputy Grand Master, authorizing him to " heal " such 
a person. 

178. B. The effect of such "healing" shall be that the 
person so " healed " is acknowledged as an unaffiliated brother 
Mason, who may apply for affiliation to any private lodge, and 
that such private Lodge is authorized to admit him as a 
"joining member" under the regulations prescribed for the 
admission of joining members. 

178. C. The brother so " healed " is entitled to a certificate 
from the District Deputy Grand Master as to the fact that he 



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IS a " healed " brother, and such certificate shall be produced 
to the Lodge to which he applies for afifiliation. 

178. D. The petition and dispensation for "healing" and 
the certificate of being " healed " shall be in form as may from 
time to time be directed by the Board of General Purposes. 

178. E. If the brother so "healed" has not yet received 
the third, or Master Mason's degree, but only that of an en- 
tered apprentice, or both those of an entered apprentice and 
of a fellow craft, he shall have the same status as one joining 
from a foreign jurisdiction, and the Lodge with which he 
affiliates is authorized to confer upon him the remaining 
degree or degrees in conformity with this constitution. 

178. F. A "healed" brother, after affiliation as aforesaid, 
shall be entitled to a Grand Lodge certificate. 

OF CERTIFICATES. 

J 78. G. The following Grand Lodge certificates may be 
issued : — 

To a brother upon being registered in the books of Grand 
Lodge as having been initiated, passed and raised in a private 
Lodge. 

To a brother who, either as an entered apprentice or as a 
fellow craft, hailing from a foreign jurisdiction, has become a 
joining member of a private Lodge, and who therein has re- 
ceived the remaining degrees or degree. 

To a member of a private Lodge which has ceased to meet, 
so as to enable such members to affiliate with another private 
Lodge; such certificate to state the fact that he was such a 
member, and whether he has been registered, and whether his 
Grand Lodge dues have been paid. 

To any Past Master under this Grand Lodge, who desires 
the same, and pays therefor one dollar into the funds of Grand 
Lodge. 

To a brother who has been " healed " and who has received 
the remaining degree or degrees m a private Lodge. 

To a brother who has been " healed " as a Master Mason, 
and who has affiliated with a private Lodge. 

178. H. All Grand Lodge certificates shall be issued by the 
Grand Secretary with the seal of Grand Lodge attached, and 
shall be in form as the Board of General Purposes may from 
time to time direct. 

OF CERTIFICATES. 

179. Every brother shall be entitled to a Grand Lodge cer- 
tificate, immediately upon being registered in the books of the 



160 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Grand Lodge, for which certificate the Lodge shall pay two 
dollars. Each Lodge, therefore, when it makes a return of the 
Masons whom it has initiated, shall, in addition to the regis- 
tration fee, make a remittance of the money for each certifi- 
cates. 

1 80. Every brother to whom a Grand Lodge certificate is 
is granted must sign his name in the margin thereof, or it will 
not be valid. This should be done in the presence of the 
Master or the Secretary of the Lodge. 

181. No brother shall obtain a Grand Lodge certificate if 
he shall have been admitted to more than one degree of 
Masonry on the same day, or at a shorter interval than one 
month from his receiving a previous degree, unless by dispen- 
sation from the Grand Master. 

182. Every return or other document upon which a Grand 
Lodge certificate is to be issued, must specify not only the 
date of initiation, but also the days on which the brother was 
advanced to the second and third degrees, 

183. All applications for Grand Lodge certificates must be 
made to the Grand Secretary ; and if the name ot the brother 
wishing for the certificate has not previously been registered, 
the money payable on registration must be transmitted at the 
same time, as no certificate can on any account be issued 
until such money has been paid. 

183. A. The following certificates may be issued by a 
private lodge : 

A dimit or certificate of standing of a brother who resigns 
his membership, such certificate is to state the fact whether 
the brother is indebted to that Lodge or not. A duplicate of 
such dimit or certificate of standing, in case the original has 
been lost. 

To a brother in order to enable him to obtain a Grand 
Lodge certificate, in which case such certificate of a private 
Lodge shall be specially addressed to the Grand Secretary. 

Any certificate required by the laws of Grand Lodge, or 
which may be called for by the Board of General Purposes. 

183. B. No fee shall be charged by any private Lodge for 
any certificate it may issue. 

184. No private Lodge shall be permitted to issue any other 
certificate than those above enumerated. 

OF PUBLIC PROCESSIONS. 

186. No public procession shall on any pretence be allowed 
without the permission of the Grand Master or District Deputy 



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Grand Master, except a Masonic funeral, the urgency of 
which will not admit of the delay necessary to communicate 
with the Grand Master, or the District Deputy Grand Master. 
Such proceeding shall be immediately reported by the Master 
of the Lodge to the Grand Master, through the Grand Secre- 
tary, and to the District Deputy Grand Master. 

186. If any brother shall attend as a Mason, clothed in any 
of the regalia of the craft, at any public procession, except a 
Masonic funeral, without the permission of the Grand Master 
or District Deputy Grand Master, he shall be rendered in- 
capable of ever after being an officer of a private Lodge, and 
also be excluded the benefit of the general charity. And if 
any Lodge shall so offend, it shall stand suspended until 
Grand Lodge shall determine thereon. 

OF APPEAL. 

187. As the Grand Lodge, when congregated, is a represen- 
tative of every individual member of the fraternity, it neces- 
sarily possesses a supreme superintending authority, and the 
power of finally deciding on every case which concerns the 
interest of the Craft. Any Lodge or brother, therefore, who 
may feel aggrieved by the decision of any other Masonic 
authority or jurisdiction, may appeal to the Grand Lodge 
against such decision. The appeal must be made in writing, 
specifying the particular grievance complained of, and be 
transmitted to the Grand Secretary. A notice and copy of 
the appeal must also be sent by the appellant to the party 
against whose decision the appeal is made. 

188. Notice of all appeals must be given in writing to the 
Grand Secretary, within twenty-one days from the receipt of 
the decision appealed against, in proper and respectful 
language. 

OF FEES. 

189. The following shall be the fees payable to Grand 
Lodge : — 

For granting a new warrant, thirty dollars. 

For a dispensation for a new lodge, twenty dollars. 

For a warrant of confirmation, ten dollars. 

For a new warrant in case of loss by fire or otherwise, 
properly certified, ten dollars. 

For a dispensation to initiate a candidate under twenty one 
years of age, twenty dollars. 

For a dispensation to confer any degree in less time than 
one month, twenty dollars. 



190 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

For a dispensation authorizing a private lodge to receive 
and act upon a petition from a candidate for initiation, who 
resides outside the jurisdiction of that lodge, ten dollars, pay- 
able by the candidate. 

For a dispensation for any public procession, one dollar. 

For a dispensation to be " healed," two dollars. 

For a Grand Lodge certificate, two dollars. 

For every person initiated in a Lodge, one dollar registra- 
tion fee. 

For every entered apprentice or fellow craft joining from 
without the jurisdiction of Grand Lodge, one dollar and fifty 
cents. 

For every Master Mason joining from another private lodge 
within the jurisdiction of Grand Lodge, fifty cents. 

For every Master Mason joining from without the jurisdic- 
tion of Grand Lodge, one dollar. 

Every member of each private Lodge shall pay towards the 
fund for Grand Lodge purposes fifty cents per annum. 

OF REGALIA. 

191. The following Masonic regalia shall be worn by the 
Craft, and no brother shall, on any pretence, be admitted into 
Grand Lodge, or into any private Lodge, without his proper 
regalia, and no honorary or other jewel or emblem shall be 
worn in Grand Lodge, or in any private Lodge, which shall 
not appertain to, or be consistent with those degrees which 
are recognized and acknowledge by Grand Lodge. 

APRONS. 

Entered Apprentice .... A plain white lamb-skin, from fourteen 
to sixteen inches wide, twelve to four- 
teen inches deep ; square at bottom, 
and without ornament ; white strings. 

Fellow Craft A plain white lamb-skin smilar to that 

of the entered apprentice, with the 
addition only of two sky-blue rosettes 
at the bottom. 

Master Mason The same with sky-blue lining and 

edging, one and a half inch deep, and 
an additional rosette on the fall or 
fiap, and silver tassel. No other color 
or ornament shall be allowed, except 
to officers and past officers of private 
lodges, who may have the emblems of 
their office in silver or sky-blue in the 
centre of the apron. 



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The Mastersatidpast Mas- 
ters of private Lodges .Ho wear in lieu and in the place of 
the three rosettes on the Master's 
apron, perpendicular lines upon hori- 
zontal lines, thereby forming three 
several sets of two right angles ; the 
length of the horizontal lines to be 
two inches and a half each, and of 
the perpendicular lines, one inch ; 
these emblems to be of ribbon, half 
an inch broad, and of the same color 
as the lining and edging ot the apron, 
or of silver. If Grand Officer, similar 
emblems of garter-blue or gold. 

Grajid Stewards, present A.];)ron% of the same dimensions, lined 

a7id past with crimson, edging of the same 

color, three and a half inches, bound 
with silver and silver tassels. 

Gratid officers of the Aprons of same dimensions, lined 
Grand Lodge, present Wwh garter blue, edgings of the same 

and past color, three and a half inches, bound 

with gold, and gold tassels, with the 
emblems of their offices in gold or 
blue, in the centre. 
The aprons of the District Deputy Grand Masters to have 

the emblems of their offices in gold embroidery, in the centre, 

and the acacia and seven-eared wheat embroidered on the 

edging, one on each side. 

The apron of the Deputy Grand Master to have the emblems 

of his office in gold embroidery in the centre, and the 

pomegranate and lotus alternately embroidered in gold on 

the edging. 

The apron of the Grand Master is ornamented with the 

blazing sun embroidered in gold in the centre, on the edging 

the pomegranate and the lotus, with the seven-eared wheat at 

each corner, and also on the fall ; all in gold embroidery ; the 

fringe of gold bullion. 

In the Grand Lodge, and on all occasions where the Grand 

Officers appear in their official capacities they shall wear the 

following regalia : 

District Deputy Gfatid Aprons to have the emblems of their 
Masters office in gold, embroidered in the cen- 
tre, and acacia and seven-eared wheat 
embroidered on the edging, one on 
side. 



192 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Deputy Grofid Afaster. . A^xon to have the emblem of his offi- 
ces in gold embroidered in the centre, 
and the pomegranate and lotus alter- 
nately embroidered on edging. 

Grand Master Apron to be ornamented with the blazing 

sun enibroidered in gold in the centre, 
on the edging the pomegranate and the 
lotus with the seven-eared wheat at 
each corner, and also on the fall ; all 
in gold embroidery ; the fringe of gold 
bullion. 

COLLARS. 

Of Private Lodges To be light blue ribbons, four inches 

broad; if silver chain be used it must 
be placed over the light blue ribbon. 

Of Grand Lodge To be of garter blue ribbon, lour 

inches broad, and bound with gold 
lace ; except 

Grand Stewards of the year who have to wear collars of 

crimson four inches broad, bound with 
silver lace. 

All Fast Grand Officers except Past Grand Masters (who are 
entitled to wear chains,) to wear the 
collars of their late officers, but without 
the pendant jewel, a similar but small- 
er jewel in enamel being worn on the 
breast. 

JEWELS. 

The jewels of the Grand Chaplain, Treasurer, Secretary, 
Senior Deacon, Superintendent of Works, Director of Cere- 
monies, Sword Bearer, Organist, and Pursuivant, are to be 
within a circle, with an embossed wreath, composed of a sprig 
of acacia an ear of corn ; and the Grand Junior Deacon, Assis- 
tant Grand Secretary, Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, 
and Assistant Grand Organist, to be similar to those of their 
senior and superior officers, the wreath on the circle being 
omitted. 

The jewel of a Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge is a 
cornucopia between the legs of a pair of compasses, extending 
upon an irradiated gold plate, within a circle, on which is 
engraven, "Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario." 



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In Grand Lodge, and on all occasions where Grand Ofificers 
appear in their official capacity, they shall wear the following 
regalia : — 

The Grand Master . . . .The compasses extended to 45°, with 
the segment of a circle at the points, 
and a gold plate included, on which is 
to be represented an eye irradiated 
within a triangle, also irradiated. 

Deputy Grand Master.. T\iQ. compasses and square, united, 
with a five-pointed star in the centre. 

District Deputy Grand The compasses and square united with 

Master a five-pointed star in the centre, the 

whole to be placed within a circle, on 
which the number of the district is to 
be engraved. 

Past Grand Master. . . A similar jewel, without the gold 
plate. 

Past Deputy Grand 

Master The compasses and square only. 

Past District Deputy The same, omitting the five-pointed 

Grand Master star in the centre. 

Grand Scfiior Warden . The level. 
Grand Junior Warden. The plumb. 

Grand Chaplain A book on a triangle. 

Gra?id Treasurer A chased key. 

Grand Secretary Cross pens with a tie. 

Grand Deacons Dove and olive branch. 

Gra7id Superiritendent of 

Works A semi-circle protractor. 

Grand Director of Cere- 

inonies Cross rods. 

Assistant ditto Cross rods. 

Grand Sword Bearer . . Cross swords. 

Grand Organist A lyre. 

Gra /id Pursuivant Arms of the Grand Lodge, with rod 

and sword crossed. 

OF CONSTITUTING A NEW LODGE, 

193. Every application for a warrant to hold a new private 
Lodge must be by petition to the Grand Master, signed by at 
least seven regularly registered Master Masons, and the 



194 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Lodges to which they belong, or formerly belonged, must be 
specified. The petition must be recommended by the nearest 
warranted Lodge, and in case of there being more than two 
warranted Lodges within the jurisdiction, it shall require the 
recommendation of not less than one-half of said Lodges, and 
be transmitted to the District Deputy Grand Master, who is to 
forward it with his recommendation, or opinion thereon, to the 
Grand Secretary, to be submitted to the Grand Master. If 
the prayer of the petition be granted, the Grand Master may 
issue a dispensation, authorizing the brethren to meet as a 
private Lodge until the next communication of Grand Lodge. 

193. A. The recommendation from the nearest Lodge or 
Lodges required for a petition, must be passed in open Lodge 
upon a regular resolution, and signed by the Master and Sec- 
retary of the Lodge, with the seal of the Lodge attached, and 
in no case shall be given without such resolution and signa- 
tures. R. & R., p. 30; G. L. P. 1 86 1, p. 227. 

The form of petition is not changed except that the words 
"in the Province of Ontario" are inserted after the word 
" Canada." 

193. B. No warrant for a new private Lodge shall be 
granted until, in addition to the ordinary recommendation of 
the District Deputy Grand Master, there is furnished by that 
officer a certificate to the effect that the Lodge working under 
dispensation and seeking a warrant has provided itself with 
suitable furniture and regalia, and that such furniture and 
regalia are paid for, so as to afford a newly warranted Lodge a 
reasonable prospect of exemption from debt at its commence- 
ment. R. & R. p. p. 87 and 88 ; G. L. P. 1865, p. 68. 

Prayers. — No change. 

Charges. — No change. 

RULES OF GRAND LODGE. 

I. RULES RESPECTING GRANTS FROM THE FUNDS OF 
BENEVOLENCE, 

1. All applications for relief must be made upon a printed 
form which will be furnished by the Grand Secretary when 
applied for. 

2. It is imperative to answer correctfy the several questions 
in such printed forms. 

3. It shall be competent for one or more private Lodges to 
form themselves into a local Board of Relief, and for such 



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board to frame a code of by-laws and elect a chairman and a 
secretary-treasurer ; and when the formation of such board 
and its by-laws have been approved by the Board of General 
Purposes, the same shall be considered a duly constituted 
local Board of Relief under Grand Lodge. 

4. All applications for relief shall be made either through a 
private Lodge, signed by the Master and Secretary thereof, 
with the seal of the Lodge affixed, or by a duly constituted 
local Board of Relief, signed by the Chairman and Secretary- 
Treasurer thereof; and in no case shall an application be 
made through an individual brother. 

5. All applications for relief shall be sent to, and be in 
possession of, the Grand Secretary before the first day of July 
immediately preceding the annual communication of Grand 
Lodge. 

6. All grants from the funds of benevolence shall be payable 
in two equal, half-yearly payments, by an order issued by the 
president of the Board of General Purpose?, countersigned by 
the Grand Secretary, and drawn upon the Grand Treasurer in 
favor of the grantee and the Master of the Lodge or of the 
Secretary-Treasurer of the local Board of Relief from which 
the application for such grant issued, and it shall require the 
endorsation upon such order of both tne grantee and of said 
Master or Secretary-Treasurer (as the case may be), before 
the Grand Treasurer is authorized to honor such order. 

7. All private Lodges through whose Master, and all local 
Boards of Relief through whose Secretary-Treasurer such 
orders have been made payable, shall, on or before the 
fifteenth day of June, immediately preceding the annual com- 
munication of Grand Lodge, forward to the Grand Secretary 
a return upon a printed form, which form shall be furnished 
by the Grand Secretary when applied for. In such return 
there shall be shown in detail the whole amount of such grant 
or grants, made payable through such Master or Secretary- 
Treasurer during the current fiscal year, as also the whole 
amount in detail of such grant or grants paid over to the 
grantee or grantees dunng that period ; together with such 
other information as may be required by such printed form of 
return. Such return shall be signed by the Master and Secre- 
tary of such Lodge, and have its seal afifixed thereto, or by the 
Chair and Secretary-Treasurer of such local Board of Relief. 

8. No order for any subsequent grant shall be issued until 
such return for preceding grants shall have been received as 
aforesaid and found to be correct by the Committee on Ben- 
evolence or Board of General Purposes. 



196 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

9. A grant for which, by reason of the neglect to make such 
return, no order of payment for a subsequent grant has been 
issued within one year from the date such grant was made, 
shall be considered forfeited, and in order to obtain a grant a 
new application must be made. 

10. All forms for applications and for returns are from time 
to time to be prepared by the Board of General Purposes. 

MASONIC TRIALS. 

The same as in the 1885 edition of the Book of Constitu- 
tion, except that the following clauses are added — next after 
"undue solicitation of candidates," namely : 

Canvassing for office or for ballot. R. and R. p. 26 ; G. 
L. P. 1861, p. 220. 

Casting a black ball without just cause. 
Selling or offering for sale any work purporting to be a 
masonic ritual, or ceremony, or a portion thereof. 

Using a Masonic emblem as a trade mark or business sign. 

CEREMONIES. 

I. THE GRAND HONORS. 

The Grand Honors are as follows : — 

JVi'ne for Grand Master and for Past Grand Masters. 

Seveft for Deputy Grand Master, District Deputy Grand 
Masters, Past Deputy Grand Masters, and Past District 
Deputy Grand Masters. 

jFi've for all other elected Grand Officers, and elected Past 
Grand Officers, and 

Three for all other distinguished brethren. G. L. P. 1885, 
p. 56. 

II. THE CEREMONY OF CONSECRATING, DEDICATING AND 
CONSTITUTING A LODGE. 

This is the same as given in the book of " Ceremonies " 
compiled by M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, 1876, pages 7, 8, 9, 10, 
II and 12. 

III. THE CEREMONY OF INSTALLATION. 

This is the same as given in the book of " Ceremonies " 
compiled by M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, 1876, pages 12 to 31 



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inclusive, omitting, however, the ceremony of the Past Mas- 
ter's degree, which commences on page 15 with " Board of 
Installed Masters," and ends on page 18 \vith the 7th line 
from the bottom. 

Note. — The following corrections are to be made, viz : — 
On page 13, line 14, insert ''regularly" between "been " and 
"initiated"; on page 14 in the O. B. say G. G. O. T. U. in- 
stead of G. A. O. T. U. ; on page 14, line 11 from bottom, 
szy '' Institutions" instead of "Constitution"; page 21, line 
21, insert "and" immediately after "others"; page 22, line 8 
from bottom, say ''temper" instead of" sharpness " page 24, 
line 4 from bottom add : " t/iat they may be severally inducted 
a7id invested" ; page 28, line 8 from bottom, add after 
" through " the words ; " its lessons are chiefly " ; page 31, line 
23, "-May yoti long enjoy every satisfaction and delight ivhich 
disinterested friendship can afford." 

IV. CEREMONY OF LAYING A FOUNDATION STONE, ETC., BY 
THE M. W. GRAND MASTER. 

Grand Lodge having been opened at a convenient place, 

and the necessary directions and instructions given, it is called 

off. The brethren being in their proper regalia and wearing 

white gloves, the procession moves in the following order, viz : 

Two Tylers with drawn swords. 

Music. 

Brethren, not members of any private lodge, two and two. 

The Lodges according to their numbers, 

juniors going first. 

Architect or builder with the plans. 



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A cornucopia with corn, borne by the 



Grand J Master of a private Lodge. ( Grand 

Steward j Two ewers with wine and oil, borne by T Steward 

\ Masters of Private Lodges. ) 

Grand Pursuivant. 

Grand Organist. 

Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies. 

Grand Superintendent of Works with the plate bearing the 

inscription. 

Past Grand Sword Bearers. 

Past Grand Deacons. 

Past Grand Secretaries. 

Grand Secretary with book -^f constitution on a cushion. 

Past Grand Registrars. 

Past Grand Treasurers. 

Grand Treasurer, bearing a phial containing the coins to be 

deposited in the stone. 



198 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Past Grand Wardens 
Past District Deputy Grand Masters. 
District Deputy Grand Masters. 
Past Deputy Grand Masters. 
Past Grand Masters. 
Visitors of Distinction. 
The Corinthian light, borne by the Master of a private Lodge. 
The column of the Grand Junior Warden, borne by the Mas- 
ter of a private Lodge. 
The Grand Junior A\'arden with the plumb rule. 

Grand f r. r /^ j t j ( Grand 

Steward j Banner of Grand Lodge. | g^^^^,^^^ 

The doric light, borne by the master of a private Lodge. 
The column of the Grand Senior Warden, borne by the Mas- 
ter of a private Lodge. 
The Grand Senior Warden with the level. 
The Grand Junior Deacon. 
Grand | The Grand Chaplain bearing the sac- I Grand 
Steward 1 red law on a cushion. j Steward 

Deputy Grand Master with the square. 
The ionic light, borne by the Master of a private Lodge. 
A Past Grand Master or other brother of eminence, bearing a 

mallet. 

S?ewa?d { ^^^ '^'"^^^^ °f '^^ Grand Master. } g^J^^^f^ 

Grand Sword Bearer. 

The Most Worshipful Grand Master. 

The Grand Senior Deacon. 

Two Grand Stewards. 

Grand Tyler, 

Having arrived within the proper distance of the spot, the 
procession halts, the brethren open to the right and left, and 
face inwards, so as to leave room for the Grand Master to pass 
up the centre, he being preceded by the Standard and Sword 
Bearer — the grand officers and brethren following in success- 
ion from the rear, so as to invert the order of procession. 

Upon arrival at the platform erected for the occasion, the 
Grand Master takes his place in the centre of the same, with 
the Past Master bearing the mallet to his left, and the Deputy 
Grane Master to his right. The other officiating officers take 
their stations on the platform in the following order : — 

To the left of the Grand Master, the Grand Chaplain, Grand 
Treasurer, Grand Superintendent of Works and the Architect 
or Builder. 

To the right of the Grand Master, the Grand Senior War- 



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den, Grand Junior Warden, Grand Secretary and Grand Dir- 
ector of Ceremonies. 

Near the foundation stone intended to be laid are stationed : 
•he three Masters of private Lodges bearing respectively the 
three lights, viz.: — the corinthian, doric and ionic, and also the 
three masters of private Lodges bearing respectively the cornu- 
copia with corn, the ewer with wine and the ewer with oil. 
Other not ofificiating Grand Lodge officers and Past Grand 
officers, take their stations in the rear of the officiating officers. 

An ode is sung or music played as has been previously 
arranged. 

The Grand Master addresses the assemblage, after which 
the Grand Master calls upon the Grand Chaplain to implore a 
blessing from Heaven on the undertaking. 

Grand Chaplain's invocation 
ending with, "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." 

The Grand Master calls upon the Grand Superintendent of 
Works to read the inscription on the plate, and directs him to 
deposit the plate in the cavity of the stone. 

The Grand Superintendent of Works reads the inscription 
on the plate and thereupon places the same in the cavity of 
the stone. 

The Grand Master directs the Grand Treasurer to deposit 
the phial containing the coins in the cavity of the stone. 

The Grand Treasurer deposits the same accoringly. 

(If the Grand Master is to be presented with a trotael or 
gavel, the proper time to do so is at this stage in the ceremony, 
atid when so presented and the Grafid Master has made suitable 
acknowledgemefit, the ceremony is proceeded with.) 

MUSIC PLAYED BY THE BAND. 

While the band is playing, the Grand Master, Past Grand 
Master with the mallet, Deputy Grand Master, Senior Warden, 
Junior Warden and the architect or builder proceed to the 
foundation stone. The Grand Master spreads thereon the 
cement ; the upper stone is lowered by three regular stops, 
and when placed the music ceases. 

The Grand Master, addressing the Deputy Grand Master, 
says : Right Worshipful Brother Deputy Grand iNIaster, you 
will now cause the proper implements to be applied to the 
stone in order to test that it has been laid in its bed according 
to the rules of architecture. 



200 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Deputy Grand Master to Grand Junior Warden : " Right 
Worshipful Brother Grand Junior Warden, by command of 
the Most Worshipful Grand Master, you are directed to apply 
the implement of your office, and prove thereby that the stone 
is laid in its bed according to the rules of architecture." 

Grand Junior Warden applies the plumb-rule to the sides of 
the stone and then places that inplement on the stone. 

Deputy Grand Master to Grand Senior Warden : " Right 
Worshipful Brother Grand Senior Warden, by command of 
the Most Worshipful Grand Master, you are directed to apply 
the implement of your office and prove thereby that the stone 
is laid in its bed according to the rules of architecture." 

Grand Senior Warden applies the level to the top of the 
stone and then places that implement on the stone. 

Deputy Grand Master himself applies the square to the 
several parts of the stone that should be square, and then 
places that implement on the stone. 

Grand Master says : " Right Worshipful Brother Grand 
Junior Warden, which is the proper jewel of your ofifice?" 

Grand Junior Warden : " The plumb-rule, most worshipful 
sir." 

Grand Master : " Have you applied the plumb-rule to the 
sides of the stone?" 

Grand Junior Warden : "I have, most worshipful sir, and 
the craftsmen have done their duty." 

Grand Master : " Right worshipful brother, Grand Senior 
Warden, which is the proper jewel of your office ?" 

Grand Senior Warden : " The level, most worshipful sir." 

Grand Master : " Have you applied the level to the top of 
the stone ?" 

Grand Senior Warden : " I have, most worshipful sir, and 
the craftsmen have done their duty." 

Grand Master : " Right worshipful brother. Deputy Grand 
Master, which is the proper jewel of your office ?" 

Deputy Grand Master : "The square, most worshipful sir." 

Grand Master : " Have you applied the square to the 
several parts of the stone which should be square ?" 

Deputy Grand Master : " I have, most worshipful sir, and 
the craftsmen liave done their duty." 

Grand Master : " Having, my right worshipful brethren, fuU 
confidence in your skill in our royal art, it remains with me 
to finish the work." 



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The Past Master bearing the mallet, delivers the same to 
the Grand Master, who while giving the stone three strokes 
with the mallet says : 

"WELL MADE, TRULY LAID, WELL PROVED, 
TRUE AND TRUSTY." 

The Masters of Lodges bearing respectively the vessels with 
corn, wine and oil, deliver the same as follows : 

The cornucopia with corn to the Grand Junior Warden, 
the ewer with wine to the Grand Senior Warden, and the 
ewer with oil to the Deputy Grand Master. These three 
Grand Officers present the same in like order to the Grand 
Master. 

Grand Master, strewing from the cornucopia some corn 
upon the stone says : " I strew corn upon this stone as the 
emblem of plenty ;" then pouring from the ewer of wine upon 
the stone says : " I pour wine on it as an emblem of cheer- 
fulness," and then pouring from the ewer of oil upon the 
stone says : "I anoint it with oil as the emblem of comfort 
and consolation. May corn, wine and oil, and all necessaries 
of life abound among men throughout the world, and may 
the blessings of the Grand Architect of the Universe be upon 
this undertaking; may He enable those engaged in the building 
to complete it ; may He protect the workmen from accident ; 
may He long hereafter preserve the building from ruin or 
decay, that it may serve for generations to come the purposes 
for which it is intended." 

Respofise. — So mote it be. 

Grand Master directs the Grand Director of Ceremonies to 
give the time in giving the Grand Honors. 

Grand Master: "The brethren will now give the Grand 
Honors, taking the time from the Grand Director of Cere- 
monies. 

Grand Director of Ceremonies, taking a prominent position, 
gives the time of the Grand Honors 7ii7ie times. 

The architect or builder delivers to the Grand Master the 
plans. 

Grand Master, after inspecting the plans, and after having 
found them to be correct and satisfactory, hands them back 
to the architect or builder, and addresses him thus : " Master 
architect, the foundation stone of this building being now laid 
according to the rules of architecture, and in conformity with 
the rites of our fraternity, I now present you with the imple- 
ments applied to it; (presenting the mallet, square, level and 



202 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

plumb-rule) as also the plans, in full confidence that, as a 
skillful and faithful workman, you will use them in such a 
manner that the building may rise in order, harmony and 
beauty, and that when completed it may establish your reputa- 
tion as a skillful builder, and reflect credit also on those who 
have selected you for this important undertaking." 

The Grand Master and other Grand Officers re-ascend the 
platform 

Music is playing. 

A hymn is sung, as may have been previously arranged. 

The Grand Master delivers an oration suitable to the 
occasion. 

The Grand Treasurer places upon the stone some coin for 
the benefit of the workmen. 

The Grand Master, addressing the person or persons at 
whose request the ceremony has been performed: " Reverend 
Sir, (or as the case may be), having completed our work 
according to the ancient usages and customs of our fraternity, 
we congratulate you upon this auspicious commencement of 
this work, and as it has been so happily begun, may it be 
steadily continued and carried to speedy and successful 
termination. 

After response to that address, (if any is made), the proces- 
sion is re-formed and marched to the Lodge, where, after the 
Grand Master has briefly addressed the brethren, the Grand 
Lodge is closed. 

V. THE FUNERAL SERVICE. 

This is the same as in book of constitution of 1885, pages 
78 to 88, inclusive. 

^^:E'^E2<TIDI2r 3D. 
FORMS. 

I. FORM OF ENTRY IN THE MINUTE BOOK OF PRIVATE LODGES. 

The same as in the appendix to the book of constitution of 
1885, pages I, II, III, IV. 

II. Dimit and Certificate of Standing (when a brother has 
paid all dues. 

III. Dimit and Certificate of Standing (when a brother is 
owing dues. 

VI. Petition for healing. 

V. Certificate for a brother who has been healed. 



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REDISTRIBUTION OF DISTRICTS. 

R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson, on behalf of the Committee 
appointed at the last Annual Communication to consider the 
question of the redistribution of Districts, presented the 
following 

REPORT. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and Me7n- 
bers of the Grand Lodge of Canada. 

The Committee appointed by the Most Worshipful the 
Grand Master at the last Annual Communication of Grand 
Lodge, to deal with the question of the redistribution of the 
thirteen Masonic Districts in this jurisdiction, beg to report 
that they have carefully considered the subject, and after 
receiving suggestions from many past and present Grand 
Officers, as well as from Lodges, as to the best plan of redistri- 
bution, they fraternally offer to Grand Lodge the result of their 
labors. The Committee have made the proposed changes, 
with the best interests of the Craft in view, regardless of any 
local or sectional feeling that might prevail, with a single 
■desire to so relieve districts and so reduce their extent, that 
the various District Deputy Grand Masters may be able with 
certainty to perform the work of visitation, and from personal 
observation, report on the condition of the Order in each 
locality where the seeds of Masonry are being sown, where the 
saplings require the nurturing hand, and in the Craft centres 
where the old Lodges- — the giant oaks of Masonry — prosper, 
beacons of light and examples to those who circle around our 
mystic altars, whether in the crowded cities or in the quiet 
hamlets. In order to obtain, as far as possible, opinions from 
every part of the jurisdiction, the Committee prepared a com- 
prehensive circular giving the reasons for the appointment of 
this Committee, as stated in the reports of the Committee on 
the Condition of Masonry for years past, and requesting those 
brethren who might interest themselves and favor the Com- 
mittee with information to bear in mind that the proposed 
redistribution was intended to be of a permanent character, so 
as to serve the requirements of the Craft for years to come ; 
that the additional expense of new Districts was of great 
importance, and that due economy should be exercised, and 
that railway and other facilitips of travel should mainly govern 
the grouping of Lodges, so that District Deputy Grand 
Masters might feel assured that in undertaking the duty 
allotted to them, all Lodges would be visited. The Com- 
mittee appended to the circular extracts from the District 



204 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Deputy Grand Masters' reports, since 1879, and had copies 
sent to all Lodges in the jurisdiction, to every member of the 
Board of General Purposes, and to all Past District Deputy 
Grand Masters since 1881. About fifty replies were received 
to these circulars, and every suggestion was duly and carefully 
weighed by the Committee. The average number of Lodges 
in the old Districts was 27; by the proposed redistribution it 
is 21. The Masonic population of the old districts averaged 
1,460: in the proposed redistribution, 1,116. In proceeding 
to consider the question, the Committee decided to revise on 
the following plan : — 

I St. To ignore altogether municipal, parliamentary and 
geographical limits and boundaries. 

2nd. To group the Lodges, so as to bring those in each 
District within easy distance of one another, and thus make 
them accessible to a District Deputy Grand Master, no matter 
in what section of the District he might reside. 

3rd. To have, in arranging the Lodges, due regard to rail- 
way and stage facilities. 

4th. To equalize the Districts as much as possible, both in 
extent of Masonic territory and membership. 

The Committee began with the western District of St. Clair> 
going east and north in the following order : — 

ST. CLAIR DISTRICT. 

The southern portion of this District, south of the Great 
Western division of the Grand Trunk Railway, covers territory 
78 miles from west to east, with an average width from north 
to south of 80 miles. The reports from different sources and 
the Masonic map show that the means of communication 
between the northern and southern sections are limited ; that 
the centre portion, taking as the centre the townships of 
Sombra, Dawn and Euphemia, is very thinly settled and barren 
of Masonic Lodges ; that a D. D. G. M. residing on the main 
line of the Grand Trunk Railway, the Sarnia branch of the 
Great W^estern Railway, or the St. Clair division of the 
Canada Southern, would, to get to his southern Lodges, have 
either to go west to the United States, and take the Grand 
Trunk Railway, or east on the Grand Trunk to the Crossing 
station of the Grand Trunk and London, Huron and Bruce> 
taking the latter road to Komoka or London to get 
to the Great Western division of the Grand Trunk, and 
to St. Thomas to reach the main line of the Canada 
Southern ; and vice versa, a D. D. G. M. residing on or 
south of the Great Western division of the Grand Trunk 



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Railway, or the main line of the Canada Southern, would 
either have to drive across the country, or go east to Komoka, 
or west via Windsor, the United States, and Grand Trunk 
Railway, to visit the northern Lodges. Taking these facts 
into consideration, and after repeated consultation and cor- 
respondence with R. W. Bro. John Sinclair, District Deputy 
Grand Master of St. Clair District, R. W. Bro. Thomas C. 
Alacnabb, and others, the committee became satisfied that the 
District could be easily divided, and felt that in connection 
with the division London District as well could be relieved. 
The committee have therefore divided St. Clair at a point 
three miles south of the St. Clair division of the Canada 
Southern Railway, creating in the southern division a new 
District to be called Erie, with, as its northern boundary, all 
the Lodges south of, and including Wallaceburg, Dresden and 
Florence, to Lake Erie, west to Windsor, and east to and includ- 
ing West Lome — 2 3 Lodges in all. Eight of these: Amherstburg, 
Essex Centre, Comber, Tilbury Centre, Ridgetown, Highgate, 
Rodney and West Lome, are on the main line of the Canada 
Southern ; nine of these, viz. : Windsor, (2), Chatham, (2), 
Thamesville, Bothwell, Glencoe, Newbury and Wardsville, are 
on the Great Western division ot the Grand Trunk Railway. 
Three, viz. : Wallaceburg, Dresden and Blenheim, are on the Erie 
and Huron Railway ; and three are reached by stage line, viz. : 
Kingsville, twelve miles southeast of Essex Centre, on the 
Canada Southern ; Leamington, five miles east of Kingsville ; 
and Florence, six miles northwest of Bothwell, on the Great 
Western division of the Grand Trunk. Kingsville and Lea- 
mington will be reached by rail next year, when the Lake 
Erie, Essex and Detroit Railway is built. The northern por- 
tion of St. Clair District retains its name, and consists of 
eighteen Lodges, the southern boundary being Oil Springs, 
and those Lodges on the St. Clair branch of the Canada 
Southern, viz.: iMoore, (formerly Mooretown), Brigden, Oil 
Springs, Alvinston, Melbourne, and also Mount Brydges, on 
the Great Western division of the Grand Trunk, its eastern 
boundary ; the St. Clair river the western boundary ; and the 
three Lodges on the Grand Trunk, viz.: Camlachie, Forest and 
Thedford, as the northern boundary ; the centre of the District 
being composed of Lodges on the Sarnia branch of the Grand 
Trunk, at Sarnia, Wyoming, _^Petrolia (2), Watford, Strathroy 
(2), Napier and Arkona, the two latter being the only Lodges 
to be visited by stage — Napier, six miles south-west of Strath- 
roy, on the Sarnia Division of the Grand Trunk, and Arkona, 
seven miles south of Thedford, on the Grand Trunk, or eight 
miles from Watford, on the Sarnia division of the Grand 



2o6 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

Trunk Railway. By the above grouping, St. Clair has been 
divided, and London District reUeved of five Lodges grouped 
into St. Clair, and five into Erie. In the old St. Clair District 
there were 31 Lodges, under the revision there are 41 Lodges, 
of which 18 are in St. Clair and 23 in Erie. The old St. Clair 
District extended 72 miles from east to west, and an average 
of 54 miles from north to south, and had a Masonic member- 
ship of 1,460, and covered about 3,035 square miles. The 
new District of Erie embraces 96 miles from east to west, with 
an average breadth of 30 miles, having a Masonic membership 
of 1,037, and covers about 2,460 square miles. The new 
District of St. Clair extends from east to west 48 miles, and 
from north to south 30 miles, having a Masonic membership 
of 834, and covers about 1,341 square miles. 

HTTRON DISTRICT. 

Proceeding north, Huron District, which had originally 28 
Lodges, has been divided into two Districts, viz.: North and 
South Huron, and re-cast as follows : — All the Lodges north 
of Blyth, Brussels and Listowel, have been placed in North 
Huron. All are on the lines of the Toronto, Grey and Bruce 
and the Wellington Grey and Bruce Railways, except Tiverton, 
distant ten miles, north-east from Kincardine, with a daily 
stage to that point. When the railway link is completed next 
year from Wingham to Glenannan, it will greatly accelerate 
travel from the north-east or south-west part of this District. 
South Huron consists of all Lodges south of Goderich and 
Clinton that were in the old Huron District. London has 
been relieved by taking in Park Hill, /Vilsa Craig and Lucan, 
and as it will be convenient and equalize the work New Ham- 
burg and Baden have been detached from Wellington. All 
these Lodges are also on railway lines, except Zurich, which 
has a daily stage to Hensall, six miles west of the London, 
Huron and Bruce Railway, and Smith's Hill by stage daily, 
from Goderich, six miles distant. Huron District covers a 
large extent of territory, being over 120 miles from north to 
south, and an average of 40 miles from east to west. The 
Lodges have never been all visited during the term of a D. D. 
G. M., except when the office was held by R. W. Bro. De 
Witt Martyn, and R. W. Bro. Rupert claims that it is impos- 
sible for a D. D. G. M. to do Justice to the Lodges, as it 
would take nearly six weeks to visit all. The Huron District 
had 28 Lodges, the revised Districts have: — North Huron 17, 
and South Huron 16 Lodges. The old Huron District had a 
Masonic membership of 1,379, and covered about 5,150 
square miles. North Huron has now a membership of 732, 



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covering about 3,447 square miles, and South Huron a mem- 
bership of 876, covering about 1,940 square miles. 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT. 

This District did not ask for a re-adjustment, as it had only 
21 Lodges, all of which can be visited without much trouble. 
Your committee, however, in order to equalize the Lodges in 
the Huron Districts, decided to add New Hamburg and 
Baden on the south-west to South Huron, being on the direct 
line of the Grand Trunk Railway, while on the north-west in 
order to relieve Georgian District, Durham has been annexed. 
Durham is on the Georgian Bay and Lake Erie division of the 
Grand Trunk Railway, connecting with the railway system of 
Wellington. Wellington District had 21 Lodges and a Masonio 
membership uf 1,056, and covered about 1,867 square miles; 
it has by the revision 20 Lodges, a membership of 1,020, 
covering about 1,800 square miles. 

LONDON DISTRICT. 

London District had originally 41 Lodges. Your committee 
have relieved it on the west by giving to Erie District the 
Lodges at West Lome, Rodney, Newbury, Wardsville and 
Glencoe ; to St. Clair District the Lodges at Melbourne, 
Napier, Strathroy (2) ; and to South Huron, Park Hill, Ailsa 
Ciaig and Lucan. To reduce Wilson District, Thamesford 
has been added. It can be reached by a four mile drive from 
Dorchester station, or by stage from IngersoU, five and a half 
miles distant. This brings the number of Lodges in London 
District to 29. Seven of these Lodges are in London, and 
one, Petersville, is in its suburbs. There are, therefore, 21 
Lodges outside the city of London. Of these Lodges, all are 
on railway lines except the following, which are accessible by 
stage : — Wallacetown, two miles sonth-east of Dutton station, 
lona, one and a half miles south-east of lona station, and 
Fingal, two and a half miles south-east of Shedden, all on the 
Canadian division of the Michigan Central or old Canada 
Southern ; Sparta, ten miles south-east of St. Thomas ; Lobo, 
five miles north of Komoka ; Lambeth, six miles south-west 
of London ; Bryanston, twelve miles north of London ; 
Nilestown, six miles east of London, and Harrietsville, two 
miles from Harrietsville station, on the Credit Valley division 
of the Canada Pacific Railway. Your committee think that 
the re-distribution presented of the south-west portion of the 
section, viz. : St. Clair and London Districts, will give perma- 
nent relief. The old London District had 41 Lodges, with a 
Masonic membership of 2,226, and extended 40 miles from 



2o8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

north to south, and about 48 miles from east to west, covering 
about 1,908 square miles. The new District has 29 Lodges, 
a Masonic membership of 1,720, and in extent about 40 miles 
from north to south, and about 25 miles from east to west, or 
about r,roo square miles. 

WILSON DISTRICT. 

Your committee have reduced the number of Lodges in 
this District from 27 to 23, giving Thamesford to London 
District, and Brantford (2) and St. George to Hamilton District. 
The most difficult portion of the District to visit is the southern 
section, which could only be relieved by annexing Lodges on 
the east and west, south of the loop line, Great Western 
division of the Grand Trunk Railway, to London and Niagara 
Districts. As these Districts are already large enough, and 
the number of Lodges fairly equalized, your committee felt 
that no other change could, with safety, be entertained. This 
District had 27 Lodges, with a Masonic membership of 1,325. 
It has now 23 Lodges, with a Masonic membership of 1,096. 
In extent it averages 36 miles from west to east and 48 from 
north to south, or about 2,163 square miles against 1,956. 
The only Lodges that have to be visited by stage are those on 
the south, viz. : — Vienna, Port Burwell, Vittoria, Langton and 
Port Rowan, all on an average of ten miles from the line of 
the Canada Southern, In the northern part of the District 
Embro and in the west Scotland are within six miles of railway 
communication. 

NIAGARA DISTRICT. 

This District remains as before. It is fairly convenient and 
can be visited with reasonable ease by the District Deputy 
Grand Master. This year many of the Lodges have each had 
two or three visits. It has 23 Lodges with a membership of 
1,174, and covers 1,356 square miles. 

HAMILTON DISTRICT. 

This District has been increased by the addition of the 
Lodges at Brantford (2) and St. George. Hamilton District 
is a small one, well worked, and in reply to enquiries, those 
who have a thorough knowledge of the Masonic wants of this 
locality think that one or two more Lodges might with advan- 
tage be added to it, and thus lessen the work in adjacent 
Districts. Therefore, those at Brantford, 24 miles from Ham- 
ilton, and St. George, nine miles from Brantford, both on the 
Great Western Railway, have been added to this District. 
The Hamilton District had, formerly, 18 Lodges, with a 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 209 

Masonic membership of 1,583, and covered about 880 square 
miles. It has now 21 Lodges and a membership of 1,767, 
and covers about 1,065 square miles. 

TORONTO DISTRICT. 

Toronto District had originally $3 Lodges, 15 of which are 
in the city, and 3, (Weston, Alimico and Eglington,) within 
half an hour by rail of the city, thus giving 18 Lodges to the 
city and suburbs, and leaving 15 in and outside of '^I'oronto, 
all readily accessible by rail except Schomberg, 12 miles north 
of Kleinburg, and Nobleton 6 miles north of the same place, 
and Sharon 4 miles east of Newmarket, all of which can be 
reached by the Northern Railway and stage lines. There are 
only fifteen Lodges outside of Toronto proper, and your Com- 
mittee have deemed it advisable to relieve Ontario District and 
annex to Toronto District, Cannington and Brougham. Can- 
nington was originally in the Ontario District, was then 
attached to Toronto District, and some years ago was again 
added to Ontario. It requires two days to visit it from many 
points in Ontario District, and according to the railway service 
should be in Toronto District. The brethren at Cannington 
are strongly of opinion that if they were joined to Toronto 
District they would have more frequent visits from the D. D. 
G. M. Brougham Union is another Lodge similarly situated. 
They have only had one visit from a D. D. G. M. in ten years, 
and are very anxious for a change. Brougham is easily 
reached from Toronto, as there are two stations on the C. P. 
R., one at Green River and another at Claremont, 33^ miles 
distant. .Any D. D. G. M. from the eastern portion of Ontario 
would require two days to visit this Lodge, The W. M. points 
out the great advantage to the Lodge by being in Toronto 
District. The addition of these two Lodges gives Toronto 35, 
and will be of much beneft to Ontario District. The addi- 
tional Lodges only increase the area of Toronto District 
slightly. The membership before the revision was 2,535, and 
was in extent 1,050 square miles. It is now 2,611, covering 
about 1,300 square miles. The Committee much appreciate 
the kindness of R. W. Bro. J. G. Burns in placing his services 
at their disposal in the work of redistributing the Districts. 

GEORGIAN DISTRICT. 

In re-casting Huron District your Committee have relieved 
Georgian of Durham, and with the knowledge that the tract of 
territory covered in this District was nearly double that of any 
other in the jurisdiction, and that considerable expense was 
entailed on a District Dejjuty Grand Master in visiting the 



2IO GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Lodges in the Algoma and Parry Sound Districts, your Com- 
mittee have, for this reason, and in harmony with an urgent 
rec^uest from the Lodges in these Districts, decided to form all 
the territory west of Byng Inlet, into a new District. There 
are at present four Lodges in this section, viz., one at Port 
Arthur, one at Gore Bay and one at Sault vSte. Marie, and one, 
which has received its dispensation since the last communication 
of Grand Lodge, at Fort William. It is stated that in the imme- 
diate future there will be applications for warrants in other 
parts of the territory. Your Committee recommend the 
formation of this territory into a new District to be called 
Algoma. The Masonic membership of Algoma is no, and 
the territory covers 5,000 square miles. There were 29 Lodges 
in Georgian, and the membership before the revision was 
1,258, covering about 15,000 square miles. There are now 
24 Lodges, with a membership of 1,133, ^^d covering about 
10,000 square miles. 

ONTARIO DISTRICT. 

Your Committee have relieved this District on the west by 
adding Cannington and Brougham to Toronto, and after a 
careful examination of the means of communication and a 
lengthy correspondence and enquiries from the brethren of 
both Ontario and districts further east, have decided to recom- 
mend that all the Lodges in the south of Ontario District, 
commencing at and including Cobourg, Grafton, Colborne 
(2), Brighton, and the northern Lodges of Roseneath, VVark- 
worth, Campbellford, which may be described as the county of 
Northumberland, be taken from Ontario and added to the new 
District of Prince Edward. Your Committee feel that this is 
the only revision that could be applied to Ontario District. 
The relief in the north-west, even of two Lodges, is consider- 
able, and the county of Northumberland, taken from it on 
the south-east, covers a territory of 36 miles from east to west, 
and 24 from north to south. In the north-east part there is a 
section of country of 2,000 square miles without a Lodge. 
The only Lodge to visit by stage is Bobcaygeon, 1 1 miles east 
of Fenelon Falls, on the Grand Trunk Railway. Victoria 
Road is the furthermost northern Lodge. The old Ontario 
District had 34 Lodges, and covered about 5,763 square miles, 
with a Masonic membership of 1,380. It has now 24, with a 
membership of 1,010, and covers about 4,550 square miles. 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT. 

In dealing with the requirements of Eastern Ontario, the 
Districts now to be referred to can hardly be taken by them- 
selves. Ontario has been relieved by cutting away 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 211 

Northumberland and adding to it Prince Edward, while Prince 
Edward has been relieved on its eastern boundary by the 
formation of a new District out of Prince Edward and part of 
the western part of St. Lawrence. The re-casting recorded 
makes a more compact District. The number of Lodges is 
not increased, being, as formerly, 24. The Masonic member- 
ship before the revision was 1,111, covering about 3,911 
square miles; it is now 1,109, ^"^ covers about 3,576 square 
miles. 

FRONTENAC DISTRICT. 

In order to more effectually serve Prince Edward District 
and at the same time relieve St. Lawrence, your committee 
recommend the formation of a new District, to 'be called 
Frontenac, to comprise the Lodges at Tamworth, Centreville, 
Newburgh, Odessa, Bath, Napanee and Adolphustown out of 
the present Prince Edward District, and the Lodges at Kings- 
ton (3), Harrowsmith, Garden Island, Pittsburg, Wolfe Island, 
Cataraqui, Newboro and Gananoque out of St. Lawrence 
District — in all 18 Lodges. Nearly all these are convenient 
to the railway system of the Kingston and Pembroke, Grand 
Trunk, and Napanee, Tamworth and Quebec lines, and 
Odessa, which is four miles north-east of Earnstown, and Bath, 
four miles south-west of it on the Grand Trunk Railway. The 
only Lodge at all difficult of access is Newboro', on the Rideau 
Canal, but this can be visited by stage daily from Kingston, 
from which place it is 41 miles distant. When the Gananoque 
and Delta road is built, Newboro' will be only eight miles 
from a railway connection (Delta), and can be reached from 
any part of the Grand Trunk Railway or Kingston and Pem- 
broke Railway in three or four hours. Your committee had 
the advantage of the advice of M. W. Bro. Dr. Henderson, 
R. W. Bros. R. H. Preston, D. D. G. M. of St. Lawrence 
District, Hendry, Walkem and W. L. Hamilton, and R. W. 
Bros. Donald Ross and McGinnis, with V. W. Bro. Fairtlough. 
the latter brother placing a large amount of valuable informa- 
tion at the disposal of the committee. The views of these 
brethren were almost unanimous, and we believe satisfactory 
to the brethren of Ottawa and St. Lawrence Districts. Your 
committee, in taking in Lodges as far east as Gananoque and 
Newboro', have relieved St. Lawrence and made it a much 
smaller and more easily accessible District. There are 18 
Lodges in Frontenac, with a Masonic membership of 915. 
The district covers about 2,941 square miles. 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT. 

The explanations given in Frontenac District serve in part 



212 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

for St, Lawrence District, except that from Ottawa District, 
your committee have taken Perth and Smith's Falls and 
added them to St. Lawrence. Both these lodges are more 
accessible from the south, and can be reached by the Brock- 
ville branch of the Canada Pacific Railway. Of the twenty 
lodges in the District the following are reached by stage 
lines : — Delta, 25 miles west of Brockville (this place will be 
reached by rail next year via the Gananoque and Delta rail- 
way) ; Farmersville, 15 miles west ot Brockville, and 8 east ot 
Delta ; North Augusta, 6 njiles south-west of Bellamy's Station, 
on the C. P. R.; West Winchester 18 miles north of Morris- 
burg, on the Grand Trunk ; Chesterville, about 12 miles from 
Morrisburg, and Merrickville, 9 miles north-east of Irish 
Creek, on the Brockville branch of the C. P. R., or 12 miles 
east of Smith's Falls, another railway connection. St. Law- 
rence District is about no miles from west to east, an average 
of 30 miles wide from north to south. The Lodges in this 
District being reduced to 22, can be easily visited. St. Law- 
rence had 29 Lodges, and a Masonic membership of 1,522, and 
covered about 4,307 square miles. It has now 21 Lodges, 
and a membership of 1,036, and covers about 2,584square miles. 

OTTAWA DISTRICT. 

This District is a large one, requiring relief, and yet difficult 
to curtail. Your committee have, as before stated, taken 
Smith's Falls and Perth, and added them to St. Lawrence. 
The only Lodges to be visited by stage are Richmond, 6 miles 
south-east of Stittsville, on the Canada Pacific Railway, and 
Lanark, 13 miles from Carleton Place, with daily stage connec- 
tion. There were 19 Lodges in this District, with a member- 
ship of 988, and the District covered about 10,264 square 
miles. There are now 17 Lodges, with a membership of 857, 
and it covers about 10,163 square miles. 

DESIGNATION OF DISTRICTS. 

Your committee, notwithstanding that they have in the fore- 
going designated the Districts by territorial titles, are of opinion, 
and would recommend that the various Districts be distin- 
guished by numbers instead of by names, as follows : — 

Erie, The First Masonic District. 

St. Clair, The Second Masonic District. 

London, The Third Masonic District. 

South Huron, The Fourth Masonic District. 

North Huron, The Fifth Masonic District. 

Wilson, The Sixth Masonic District. 

Wellington, The Seventh Masonic District. 



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Hamilton, The Eighth Masonic District. 

Georgian, The Ninth Masonic District. 

Niagara, The Tenth Masonic District. 

Toronto, The Eleventh Masonic District. 

Ontario, The Twelfth Masonic District. 

Prince Edward, The Thirteenth Masonic District. 

Frontenac, The Fourteenth INlasonic District. 

St. Lawrence, The Fifteenth Masonic District, 

Ottawa, The Sixteenth Masonic District. 

Algoma, The Seventeenth Masonic District. 

The reasons for this recommendation also are apparent. 
When the Districts were originally laid out, the Lodges, which 
were few in number, were grouped together, according to 
geographical lines, and were properly designated by territorial 
titles. The recasting in this report has been made in a 
different manner — in that Lodges are now grouped according 
to the facilities for visitation, and without reference to 
geographical, parliamentary or municipal lines. The present 
designation of the Districts would not be at all applicable to 
many of the Districts which have been readjusted. The num- 
bering will save time in the office of the Grand Secretary ; it 
will tend to do away with any sectional jealousy that may 
exist in the Districts, and will be found more advantageous 
to members of Grand Lodge when they become accustomed 
to locate the Districts by their numbers. 

The Committee have had a map prepared which shows the 
redistribution, as proposed, with the lines of railway, etc. 

In concluding their work your Committee desire to express 
thanks to the brethren, who by their kind advice have assisted 
them in their labors. Like faithful Craftsmen, your Com- 
mittee have endeavored to perform the task allotted them, 
and have spared no effort to render their work of permanent 
benefit to the Order, conscious that the revision has not been 
made in the interest of any Lodge, any section, or any Dis- 
trict, but with the primal object of aiding those who are 
working faithfully in the fields, propagating the principles of 
morality and fraternity, and confidently looking forward to a 
fruitful harvest. 

All of which is fraternally submitted 

J. Ross Robertson, 

Chairman, 
John S. Dewar, 

Robert L. Patterson, \ Committee. 
William Forbes, 
Edwin Plant, 
Robert Longmore, 



214 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

TABULATED STATEMENT OF DISTRICTS WITH 
MEMBERSHIP. 

I. ERIE DISTRICT, 

Lodges. Location. Membership. 

34 Amherstburg 42 

41 Kingsville 66 

47 Windsor 10 1 

403 Windsor 42 

290 Leamington 66 

295 Comber 41 

402 Essex Centre 37 

413 Tilbury Centre 10 

46 Chatham 70 

267 Chatham 60 

245 Thamesville 52 

255 Dresden ... 46 

274 Blenheim 50 

312 Wallaceburg 103 

336 . . : Highgate 24 

80 Newbury 26 

282 Glencoe 44 

411 Rodney 11 

386 West Lome 30 

390 Florence 26 

391 Ridgetown 54 

179 Bothwell 25 

327 Wardsville 14 



23 • 1,040 

2. — ST. CLAIR DISTRICT. 

Lodges. Location. Membership. 

56 Sarnia 85 

116 Thedford 28 

158 Oil Springs 34 

260 Petrolia 40 

194 Petrolia 52 

238 Watford 49 

263 Forest 4° 

294 Mooretown 25 

307 x\rkona 30 

323 Alvinston 37 

392 Camlachie 39 

397 Brigden 46 

83 Strathroy 7^ 

366 Strathroy 65 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 215 

Lodges. Location. Membership. 

328 Napier 41 

364 Melbourne 38 

81 Mount Brydges 68 

153 Wyoming 39 



18 834 

3. — LONDON DISTRICT. 

Lodges. Location. Membership. 

20 London 142 

42 London no 

64 London 138 

195 .... London 50 

209 {a) London 137 

330 London 71 

380 London 79 

379 Bryanston 33 

300 Thorndale 45 

394 Thamesford 44 

289 Lobo 61 

358 Delaware 27 

345 Nilestown 37 

344 Dorchester 40 

140 Aylmer 61 

176 Sparta 40 

94 Pt. Stanley 38 

120 Fingal 24 

44 St. Thomas 112 

302 St. Thomas 80 

349 St. Thomas 35 

399 Harrietsville 16 

190 Belmont 37 

259 Springfield 26 

378 Petersville 65 

107 Lamoeth 58 

232 Wallacetown 25 

171 lona 47 

388 Ilderton 42 



29 I>720 

4. — SOUTH HURON DISTRICT. 

Lodges, Location. Membership, 

33 Goderich 104 

309 Smith's Hill 48 

84 Clinton 71 

170 Seaforth 74 



2l6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Lodges. Location. Membership. 

224 Zurich 30 

141 Mitchell 46 

332 Stratford 30 

144 Stratford 87 

133 Exeter 76 

73 St. Mary's 68 

303 Blyth 43 

205 New Hamburg 32 

318 Baden 28 

233 Parkhill 49 

214 : Ailsa Craig 34 

154 Lucan 56 



16 876 

5, — NORTH HURON DISTRICT. 

Lodges. Location, Membership. 

396 Wiarton 32 

362 Tara 35 

131 Southampton 35 

350 Po" Elgin • 30 

235 Paisley 43 

341 Tiverton 57 

93 Kincardine 98 

197 Walkerton 46 

184 Lucknow 51 

276 Teeswater 25 

331 Fordwich 24 

162 Wroxeter 18 

286 Wingham 43 

225 Listowel 74 

301 Hanover 26 

284 Brussels 40 

393 Chesley 25 



17 702 

6. WILSON DISTRICT. 

Lodges. Location. Membe7-ship. 

261 Innerkip 29 

250 Embro 67 

43 Woodstock 87 

76 Woodstock -: 96 

37 Ingersoll 81 

68 Ingersoll 55 

78 Tilsonburg 57 

337 Vienna 25 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 21 7 

Lodges. Location, Membership. 

181 Pt. Burwell 24 

174 Pt. Rowan 57 

359 Vittoria • 43 

10 Simcoe 91 

104 Norwich 45 

193 Scotland 23 

106 Burford 54 

82 Paris 39 

95 Otterville 20 

217 Delhi 21 

113 Waterford 57 

335 Langton 24 

108 Drumbo 14 

178 Plattsville 36 

149 Pt. Dover 52 



23 1,097 

7. — WELLINGTON DISTRICT. 

Lodges, Location. Membership. 

ll\ Arthur 30 

295 Drayton 41 

203 Elora 55 

216 Orange ville 64 

180 Guelph ~ 104 

258 Guelph 69 

361 Guelph 64 

151 Berlin 67 

72 Gait 78 

259 GaTt 65 

271 Erin 30 

172 Ayr 32 

347 Fergus 31 

297 Preston 30 

279 Hespeler 32 

262 Harriston 70 

315 Clifford 16 

200 Mount Forest 46 

306 Durham 44 

314 Palmerston 52 



20 1,020 

8. HAMILTON DISTRICT. 

Lodges, Location. Membership. 

6 Hamilton 210 

27 Hamilton 195 



2l8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Lodges, Location. Membership, 

40 Hamilton 239 

61 Hamilton 173 

324 Hamilton no 

382 Hamilton 89 

57 Binbrook 33 

100 Dundas 80 

166 Stoney Creek 48 

272 Ancaster 46 

291 West Flamboro' 35 

357 Waterdown 52 

165 Burlington 38 

219 Georgetown 49 

400 Oakville 58 

62 Caledonia 37 

243 St. George 52 

135 Milton : 67 

321 : Acton 24 

45 Brantford 71 

121 Brantford 61 



21 i>767 

9. — GEORGIAN DISTRICT. 

Lodges, Location. Membership, 

79 Bradford 47 

90 CoUingwood 93 

96 Barrie , 78 

230 Barrie 86 

192 Orillia -. 59 

281 Orillia •. 44 

236 Bond Head 13 

249 Midland '. 42 

266 Stayner 20 

285 AUiston 41 

304 Craigvale 34 

348 Penetang 39 

385 Beeton 44 

88 Owen Sound 74 

322 Owen Sound 63 

137 Meaford 79 

234 Clarksburg . 54 

333 Flesherton 30 

377 Shelburne 27 

98 Albion 22 

352 Parry Sound 52 

360 Bracebridge 42 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 219 

Lodges. Location. Membership. 

375 Huntsville 30 

409 Gravenhurst 20 



24 



10. — NIAGARA DISTRICT. 



Lodges. Location. Membership. 

2 Niagara 45 

7 Grimsby 53 

15 St. Catharines 112 

T 03 St. Cat h ari n es 86 

296 St. Catharines 53 

115 Beamsville 58 

277 Port Dalhousie 51 

338 WellandPort 30 

32 Dunnville 82 

35 Cayuga 40 

185 York 25 

319 Cheapside 19 

329 Jarvis 43 

36 Fonthill 38 

105 Drummondville 54 

168 Welland 70 

373 Welland 34 

169 Fort Colborne 70 

221 Thorold 67 

254 Clifton 63 

337 Port Robinson 36 

372 Victoria 22 

22 1,151 

II. — TORONTO DISTRICT. 

Lodges. Location. Membership. 

16 Toronto 180 

2 2 Toronto 164 

25 Toronto 104 

65 Toronto 138 

75 Toronto 187 

86 Toronto 130 

218 Toronto 122 

247 Toronto 105 

316 Toronto 107 

326 Toronto 93 

346 Toronto 105 

367 Toronto • 9° 



2 20 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Lodges, Location. Membership. 

339 Toronto no 

384 Parkdale 81 

410 Parkdale 15 

23 Richmond Hill 41 

54 Maple 47 

87 Markham 36 

97 Sharon 54 

99 Newmarket 48 

118 Schomberg 33 

129 i Aurora 50 

136 Stouffville 36 

265 Thornhill 34 

292 Nobleton 19 

305 Weston.. 34 

311 Woodbridge 37 

343 Sutton 38 

369 Islington 56 

229 Brampton 84 

356 Streetsville 44 

220 Uxbridge 58 

156 Eglinton 55 

269 Brougham 44 

354 Cannington 32 



35 2,611 

12. ONTARIO DISTRICT. 

Lodges. Location. Membership, 

26 Port Hope 53 

114 Port Hope 40 

31 Bowmanville 62 

145 Millbrook 46 

325 Orono 51 

30 Whitby 54 

39 Brooklin H 

139 Oshawa 50 

270 Oshawa 55 

183 Port Perry 61 

408 Beaverton 40 

77 Lindsay 50 

89 Lindsay 27 

268 Bobcaygeon 43 

375 Omemee " ' 20 

398 Victoria Road 37 

406 Fenelon Falls 29 

10 1 Peterboro 63 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 22 1 
Lodges, Location. Membership. 

155 Peterboro 64 

150 Hastings 10 

223 Norwood 19 

313 Lakefield 34 

374 Keene 23 

66 Newcastle 46 



24 1,010 

13.— PRINXE EDWARD DISTRICT. 
Lodges. Location. Membership. 

17 Cobourg. . . 64 

29 Brighton 35 

91 Colborne 37 

353 Colborne 18 

126 Campbellford 32 

161 Wark worth 46 

308 Grafton 33 

365 Roseneath 29 

II Belleville 86 

123 Belleville 85 

283 Belleville 44 

38 Trenton 44 

48 Madoc 55 

69 Stirling 92 

127 Frankfort 50 

222 Marmora 29 

239 Tweed 31 

241 Shannonville 23 

278 Roslin 30 

401 Deseronto 23 

18 Picton 127 

50 Consecon 45 

164 Wellington 34 

215 Ameliasburg 17 



24 1,109 

14. — FRONTENAC DISTRICT. 

Lodges. Location. Membership. 

146 Newburg 50 

299 Centreviile 45 

404 Tamwovth 24 

3 Kingston 122 

92 Kingston 127 

253 Kingston 82 

109 Harrowsmith 41 



222 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Lodges. Location. Membership. 

212 Garden Island 35 

340 Pittsburg 35 

342 Wolfe Island 32 

363 Cataraqui 36 

9 Napanee 62 

280 Napanee 19 

119 Bath 32 

189 Adolphustown 20 

228 Odessa 44 

157..: Newboro 50 

201 Gananoque 71 



18 925 

15. ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT. 

Lodges. Location. Membership. 

5 Brockville 118 

368 Brockville 37 

85 Farmersville 61 

24 Smiths Falls 46 

14 Perth 85 

242 Escott Front 46 

370 Delta 40 

387 Lansdown 15 

28 Kemptville 50 

55 Merrickville 51 

74 Maitland 55 

no. Prescott 94 

3S9 North Augusta 26 

142 Morrisburg 7 

143 Iroquois 36 

320 Chesterville 39 

383 West Winchester 34 

207 Lancaster 67 

125 Cornwall 62 

256 Farran's Point 55 

U. D Lyn 12 



16. — OTTAWA DISTRICT. 



1,036 



Lodges. Locatioji. Meinbership. 

63 Carleton Place 35 

147 Almonte 49 

159 Richmond 54 

52 Ottawa 67 

58 Ottawa 65 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 



223 



Lodges. Location. 

148 Ottawa . 

177 Ottawa . 

231 Ottawa 

264 Ottawa 



Membership. 

56 

65 

54 

67 



371 Ottawa 62 

122 Renfrew . 43 

128 Pembroke 89 

196 Arnprior 46 

186 Plantagenet 27 

210 Hawkesbury 22 

405 Mattawa 15 

209 Lanark 41 



17 857 

17. — ALGOMA DISTRICT. 
Lodges. Location. Membership. 

287 Port Arthur 75 

407 Gore Bay 1 8 

412 Sault St. Marie 7 

U. D Fort William 9 



4 

RECAPITULATION. 

NEW DISTRICTS. 

No. of 

No. District. Lodges. 

I — Erie '. 23 

2— St. Clair 18 

3 — London 29 

4 — South Huron 16 

5 — North Huron 17 

6 — Wilson 23 

7 — Wellington 20 

8 — Hamilton 21 

9 — Georgian 24 

I o — -Niagara 22 

II — Toronto 35 

12 — Ontario 24 

13 — Prince Edward 24 

1 4 — Frontenac 18 

15 — St. Lawrence 21 

1 6 — Ottawa 17 

17 — Algoma 4 

356 



109 



Membership. 
1040 

834 
1720 
876 
702 
1097 
1020 
1767 
II33 
I151 
2611 
lOIO 

II09 

925 
1036 

857 

109 



18,997 



224 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



OLD DISTRICTS. 



District. 

St. Clair 

London , 

Wilson 

Huron 

Wellington 

Hamilton 

Niagara 

Toronto 

Georgian 

Ontario 

Prince Edward. 
St. Lawrence... 
Ottawa 



No. of 




Lodges. 


Membership. 


31 


1460 


41 


2226 


27 


1325 


28 


1379 


21 


1056 


1 8 


1583 


22 


1/74 


00 


2535 


29 


1258 


34 


1380 


24 


1 1 II 


29 


1522 


19 


988 



556 



18,997 



It was moved by R- W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson, seconded 
by R. W. Bro. J. S. Dewar, and 

Resolved, — That the Report of the Committee on the re-distribution of 
Districts be received, and (subsequently) adopted. 

INITIATION FEE. 

In accordance with notice given at the last Annual Com- 
munication, it was moved b.y V. W. Bro. J. P. Thomas, 
seconded by M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, 

That section 115 (on page 46) of the Constitution be amended by 
adding the word " five" in the second line after the word " twenty " and 
before the word dollars, making the sum for initiation twenty-five dollars 
(instead of twenty dollars) as the minimum consideration for which a Lodge 
shall make a Mason. 

The resolution was put to Grand Lodge and declared lost. 

PROHIBITION. 

In accordance with notice given at the last Annual Com 

munication, it was moved by V. W. Bro. J. A. Wills, seconded 

by R. W. Bro. J. B. Nixon, 

That no Lodge shall permit to be used in, any room used by them for 
either Hall, Lodge-room, or at the refreshment table, wines or spirits or 
other intoxicating liquors. 

Whereupon a point of order was raised, and the M. W. the 

Grand Master ruled that the resolution was out of order. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 225 

REMISSION OF DUES. 

In accordance with notice given at the last Annual Com- 
munication, it was moved by V, W. Bro. J. A. Wills, seconded 
by R. W. Bro. J. B. Nixon, 

That section 132 of the Constitution be amended by striking out all 
after the word " remitted " in the second line. 

The resolution was put to Grand Lodge and declared lost. 
HOURS OF MEETING. 

In accordance with notice given at the last annual com- 
munication, it was moved by M. W. Bro. Daniel Spry, 
seconded by R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, and 

Resolved, — That article 109 of the Constitution be amended by insert- 
ing after the word " days " in the first line, the words, "and hours." 

EXPENSES OF D. D. G. M'S. 

In accordance with notice given at the last annual com- 
munication, it was moved by R. W. Bro. R. Radcliffe, 
seconded by W. Bro. E. D. Kirby, 

That the Constitution be amended so as to provide that the actual 
travelling expenses (certified) of D. D. G. M.'s shall be paid out of the 
funds of the Grand Lodge. 

The resolution was put to Grand Lodge and declared lost. 

INVASION OF JURISDICTION. 

In accordance with notice given at the last annual commu- 
nication, it was moved by M. W, Bro. Otto Klotz, seconded 
by M. W. Bro. Daniel Spry, 

That whereas numerous complaints have been made that lodges have 
been guilty of infringement of jurisdiction by initiating candidates whose 
residences were not within the limit of such lodges, respectively ; and a 
want of harmony between lodges has resulted from such infringement. 

And whereas, the Board of General Purposes in their " Report on the 
Condition of Masonry" (G. L. P., 1884, page 134) did respectfully suggest 
to Grand Lodge, that a heavier penalty than merely a refund of the initia- 
tion fee be inflicted on the Worshipful Master, who in the most flagrant 
manner encroaches on the territory not his own. 

And whereas, Grand Lodge by its adoption of that Report approved of, 
and confirmed that suggestion. 

Be it therefore resolved that any wilful infringement of jurisdiction of a 
lodge without proper dispensation, is absolutely illegal and a gross Mas- 
onic offence. 

That any Worshipful Master who takes action upon a petition for initia- 
tion into his Lodge from a person who resides outside of the jurisdicion 



226 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

of that Lodge, and who permits the ballot to be taken upon such a peti- 
tion, without having first presented to him a dispensation from the Grand 
Master, authorizing the reception and action upon such a petition, shall 
upqp being found guilty of that offence, be suspended by the M. W. the 
Grand Master, for the term of one year from all Masonic rights, privil- 
eges and benefits. 

The resolution was put to Grand Lodge and declared lost. 

NEXT ANNUAL COMMUNICATION. 

The following places were named for holding the next 
Annual Communication of Grand Lodge, namely : — 
By VV. Bro. A. L. Riddel, the town of Brockville. 
" V. " " J. P. Thomas, the city of Toronto. 
" R. " " David McLellan, the city of Ottawa. 

Subsequently it was resolved that the next Annual Commu- 
nication of Grand Lodge be held at the town of Brockville. 

The Grand Lodge was called from labor to refreshment, to 
meet again on Thursday, the 15th July, at 10.30 o'clock, fore- 
noon, 

Thursday, 15th July, A. D. 1886. 
The Grand Lodge resumed labor at 1 1 a. m. 

PRESENT : 

M. W. Bro. Mugh Murray, Grand Master, 
On the Throne. 
Grand Officers, Members and Representatives. 

CREDENTIALS OF REPRESENTATIVES. 
R. W. Bro. R. Hendry, Jr., on behalf of the Committee on 
the Credentials of Representatives, presented and read the 
following 

REPORT : 

The Committee on the Credentials of Representatives to 
this Grand Lodge beg to report that there are 356 Lodges on 
the Grand Register, 174 Lodges are represented by their duly 
qualified officers, 112 Lodges are represented by proxy, 70 
Lodges are unrepresented ; The total number of votes entitled 
to be cast at this meeting is 1131. 
All of which is fraternally submitted. 

R. Hendry, Jr., \ 

R. B. HUNGERFORD, |- Committee. 

P. A. Craig, j 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5S86. 227 

It was moved by R. W, Bro. R. Hendry, Jr., seconded by 

R. W. Bro. R. B. Hungerford, and 

Resolved, — That the Supplementary Report of the Committee on Cre- 
dentials of Representatives and Pro.xies be received and adopted. 

TRANSFER TO BENEVOLENT FUND. 

In accordance with notice given, it was moved by M. W. 

Bro. Otto Klotz, seconded by R. W. Bro. David McLellan, 

and 

Resolved, — That the sum of $8, 000 be taken from the general funds of 
Grand Lodge, and placed to the credit of the Fund of Benevolence, Cur- 
rent account. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD ON JURISPRUDENCE. 
R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, on behalf of the Board, pre- 
sented and read the following 

REPORT : 

The Board beg leave to present the following Report on 
Jurisprudence. 

I. The Constitution having provided for the commutation 
of both Private and Grand Lodge dues, the Board recommend 
that the G. S. have printed the annexed form of certificate, to 
be furnished when shown by the return of Private Lodges to 
be necessary, so that a brother can be given a certificate show- 
ing that he is exempt from future dues to that Lodge, or to 
Grand Lodge, and that no charge be made for such certificate, 
either by a Private Lodge or by Grand Lodge. 

GRAND LODGE OF A. F. & A. M. OF CANADA. 

Lodge, No.,..., G. R. C. 

It is hereby certified that Bro has com- 
muted his dues to the above Lodge and continues a member thereof not 
liable for any further dues to said Lodge. 

Dated the day of A. L., 58.... 

W. M. 

Secretary. 



/ SEAL \ 
t P. L. / 



....Lodge, No , , G. R. C. 

It is hereby certified that Bro has through 

Lodge, No at G. R. C, paid the sum of 

five dollars to commute his Grand Lodge dues, and is exempt from all 

future dues to this Grand Lodge. 

Dated the day of , A. L., 58 A. D. 18.... 

G. Secretary, 

Grand Lodge of Canada, 



/seal 1 
iG. L. j 



2 28 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

2. Faithful Brethren Lodge, No. 77, and King Hiram 
Lodge, No. 89, both of Lindsay, having agreed to amalgamate 
and form one Lodge, to be named Faithful Brethren Lodge, 
No. 77, Lindsay; and it appearing that at meetings of both 
Lodges called tor the purpose, resolutions approving of such 
amalgamation were passed unanimously, and it being certified 
that seven members of either Lodge do not remain who could 
retain either warrant, and no opposition or protest havmg 
been made to the amalgamation, 

The Board recommend that the said Lodges be amalgamated 
under the name of " Faithful Brethren Lodge, No. 77, Lind- 
say." That the warrant of King Hiram Lodge, No. 89, be 
returned to the Grand Secretary to be cancelled. That the 
warrant of Faithful Brethren Lodge, No. 77, be returned to 
the G. S. to have endorsed thereon the fact and date of such 
amalgamation, and then to be returned to said Lodge ; and 
that the present officers of Faithful Brethren Lodge, No. 77, 
continue in office until the next election of officers of said 
Lodge. 

3. Re Pequonga Lodge, No. 22, G. R. Manitoba. In the 
year 1882 a number of Masons residing at Rat Portage, at 
that time in the territory in dispute between the Province of 
Ontario and Manitoba, applied for a warrant for a Lodge at 
Rat Portage, to be called Pequonga Lodge, to the G. L. of 
Manitoba ; a dispensation was granted by the G. M. on the 
8th day of June, 1882, and a warrant by the G. L. of Manitoba 
on the isth day of February, 1883, to said Pequonga Lodge, 
and' numbered 22 on the Register of that Grand Lodge, and 
the Lodge has since been working under the Grand Lodge of 
Manitoba. 

Sometime since it was decided that the Province of Ontario 
extended about thirty miles west of Rat Portage, and conse- 
quently Pequonga Lodge was within the territorial limits of 
the Grand Lodge of Canada. The attention of the M. W. 
the Grand Master of Canada was called to this fact, and he 
communicated with the M. W. the Grand Master of Manitoba. 
In consequence of this, a petition has been received from the 
Pequonga Lodge, asking to be allowed to remain under the 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 229 

government of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, as it will be 
much more convenient for them, and in their opinion will 
promote the general interest of the Craft in that part of the 
country. 

The M. W. the Grand Master of Manitoba also writes that 
their Board of General Purposes had, on the loth of June 
last, passed the following resolution : — " That this Board 
admits that Pequonga Lodge, No. 22, is now outside of the 
territorial jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba," and 
had expressed the greatest fraternal good-will and wishes for 
the Grand Lodge of Canada, and the M. W. the Grand Master 
expresses his wish at the same time that the request of Pe- 
quonga Lodge will receive the mosl favorable consideration of 
the Grand Lodge of Canada. 

The Board reciprocate the kindly sentiments of the Board 
of General Purposes of Manitoba, and have carefully con- 
sidered the petition of Pequonga Lodge, and the arguments 
with which their request is supported, but the Board is of 
opinion that, it is impossible for Grand Lodge to grant the 
petition of Pequonga Lodge, and to refrain from at once 
claiming the allegiance of a Lodge so clearly within its terri- 
torial jurisdiction, and also sees grave difficulties in the near 
future should the Grand Lodge not claim its jurisdiction over 
that Lodge. 

The Board is also of opinion, that as the brethren of Pe- 
quonga Lodge cannot be blamed for taking the course they 
did in forming their Lodge — the Lodge should be received 
into this Grand Lodge and placed as nearly as possible in the 
position it would have occupied had it been from the first 
under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge. That a warrant 
be issued to it free of charge and with a number as near as 
possible to the one it would have, had their warrant been 
orignally from this Grand Lodge. That the members should 
be registered free of charge, and their installed Masters hold 
rank as if installed under a Lodge holding a warrant from this 
Grand Lodge. 

4. In re R, J. Tufts. In the early part of April, 1884, R. 
J. Tufts applied to North Star Lodge, Ashland, State of 



230 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Massachusetts, for initiation into Masonry, and on the 5th 
day of May following, was rejected by that Lodge ; on the 
20th day of April, 1885, he applied to Doric Lodge, No. 382, 
Hamilton, Ontario, under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge 
of Canada ; and some time after (more than a month) was 
balloted for, accepted and initiated in that Lodge. In his 
application he stated that he had not been rejected within 12 
months. 

By the Constitution of the G. L. of Massachusetts it appears 
that a Lodge to which application is made, holds perpetual 
jurisdiction oyer an applicant, even if rejected, unless a certain 
number of the members of that Lodge consent to and recom- 
mend the rejected candidate to some other Lodge. This law 
does not exist in the Grand Lodge of Canada. A rejected 
candidate can apply to any Lodge within whose jurisdiction 
he resides, without any consent from the members of the 
Lodge by which he had been rejected, at any time after the 
expiration of twelve months from his rejection. It was there- 
fore not necessary in this jurisdiction that any consent should 
be obtained from North Star Lodge, Ashland, previous to his 
initiation. 

There yet remains- the fact that application was made on 
the 20th of April, 1885, to Doric Lodge, Hamilton, when he 
had been rejected by North Star Lodge, A*shland, on the 5th 
of May, 1884, less than 12. months before, and that he had 
signed an application stating that he had not been rejected 
within 12 months. This is a charge which might be laid 
against him in his own Lodge, and for which punishment more 
or less severe might be inflicted. 

He himself states that he only thought of the date of his 
application to North Star Lodge, and that a year had elapsed 
from that time before he made his application to Doric 
Lodge. 

There are other circumstances that have been brought to 
the attention of your Board. The applicant had to a greater 
extent resided in Hamilton for about seven years, and was 
well known to a number of the brethren there as doing his 
business from that place as his headquarters, that he also had 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 231 

a residence in Ashland, his wife residing there until her death 
about three years ago, since which he has resided in Hamil- 
ton. It might be a question which G. L. had jurisdiction over 
him at that time, (although having sent his application to 
North Star, he could not deny its jurisdiction). 

The Board are of opinion that the applicant, R. J. Tufts, 
did not wilfully, but through inadvertence and want of know- 
lege, make the false statement in his application, and that no 
punishment be now inflicted upon him. 

The Board acknowledge their obligations to the M. W., the 
G. M. of the G. L. of Massachusetts, for the information 
given to this Grand Lodge of what appeared at first to be a 
serious infraction of our laws, but which after investigation, 
appears to be more an inadvertence than a wilful fault, and 
which only reduced the time for application about two weeks. 
The applicant has since been given by persons having business 
relations with him in Hamilton and elsewhere, an excellent 
character, and the Board hope that the M. W. the G. M. of 
Massachusetts may see his way clear to allow him to be healed, 
so that his privileges may be the same in the Jurisdiction of 
Massachusetts, as here. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Henry Macpherson, 
Chairman, Committee on Jurisprudence. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, seconded by 

R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, and 

Resolved, — That the Report of the Board on Jurisprudence be received 
and adopted. 

DISTINGUISHED VISITORS. 

M. W. Bro. John W. McGrath, Past Grand Master of the 
Grand Lodge of Michigan, was announced, introduced and 
saluted with Grand Honors. 

THANKS TO DETROIT BRETHREN. 

It was moved by Bro. Geo. D. Adams, seconded by W. 

Bro. E. H. Raymond, and 

Resolved, — That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered to the 
officers and members of Oriental Lodge, No. 240, Detroit, Mich., for their 



232 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

cheerful compliance with the request to exemplify the work in the third 
degree acconling to the ritual of the Grand Lodge of Michigan, and at 
the same time to express their appreciation of the excellent manner in 
which that work was exemplified, and also to mark the deep sense of the 
brotherly welcome and treatment accorded to the Canadian visitors by the 
brethren of Detroit, and that a copy of this resolution, under the seal of 
the Grand Lodge, be forwarded to \V, Bro. A. D. Berry, W. M. of 
Oriental Lodge. 

REPORT ON ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER. 
R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, on behalf of the Board, pre- 
sented and read the following 

REPORT : 

The Board note with pleasure the declaration of the M. W, 
the G. M, respecting the satisfactory character of the past 
Masonic year and the work which has been done. They are 
sensible that much of our success must depend upon the per- 
son filling for the time being the highest position in the Craft, 
and they are convinced that our prosperity is due in a large 
extent to the efficiency with which the duties of his high office 
have been performed by M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray. His 
record in the chair is one of which he has just reason to be 
proud. 

The reference in the address to our Gracious Majesty the 
Queen, touches the heart of every member of Grand Lodge, 
and it is our earnest prayer that our beloved sovereign may be 
spared for many years to come to enjoy the respect, not only 
of her subjects, but of all people who value and prize virtue 
and morality. Her Majesty is, as regards her domestic virtues, 
as dear to our American brethren as to ourselves, and in the 
Great United States her conduct is regarded as a pattern of 
home life. The influence which she exercises in the relations 
of the two countries can hardly be estimated. 

The Board receive with sorrow the announcement of the 
deaths of distinguished brethren, both in our own jurisdiction 
and in foreign countries. 

The record of visitations, special communications and other 
work, is a proof of the diligence of the M. W. the G. M. and 
the Subordinate Officers in the discharge of the duties of their 
respective offices, and that the love of ^Masonry is not a 
dormant sentiment, but an active principle amongst us. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 233 

The record of benevolence which the address contains must 
be gratifying to the Craft, and it is to be hoped that others wil* 
imitate the charitable acts to which reference is made. 

The Board cordially commend the action of St. John's 
Lodge, No. 75, Toronto, in forwarding a considerable sum of 
money ($50) to the distressed brethren in Vancouver. This 
is practical Masonry. 

The principles laid down by the M. W. the G. M. in referr- 
ing to the case of Bro. John Harrison, meet with the Board's 
approval, and they regret that Bro. Harrison still continues to 
debar himself from entering again the portals of our Lodges, 
which have been and still are in the broadest spirit of charity 
held open to him. 

The Board agree without hesitation in the opinion of the 
AL W. the G. M. respecting Pequonga Lodge, Rat Portage. 
When it is considered what unfortunate results have ensued 
from the location of Lodges in the Province of Quebec, sub- 
ject to the jurisdiction of the G. L. of England, the wisdom 
of the Grand Master's opinion becomes at once apparent. 
The Board have already dealt with the question in what they 
conceive to be a very liberal spirit. 

In connection with the subject of the redistribution of Dis- 
tricts which has now been accomplished, the Board desire to 
record the appreciation of the zeal and earnestness with which 
the matter was treated by the committee, and particularly its 
Chairman. They deserve, in the opinion of the Board, the 
special thanks of Grand Lodge for their endeavors and satis- 
factory labours. 

The Board approve of the action of the M. W. the G. M. 
in noticing the mandement of Cardinal Taschereau, and ex- 
posing the incorrectness of his views respecting Masonry and 
the Masonic body. These views are clearly the result of 
want of proper information respecting the principles of our 
order and its practice in this country. The Board regret that 
so eminent a body as the R. C. Hierarchy of the Province of 
Quebec should pen a document so pregnant with misrepresen- 
tation as the mandement in question. The lives and conduct 



234 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

of the brethren are and will be the best refutation of the 
statements which it contains. 

The Board concur in the recommendation of the Grand 
Master, with regard to Bro. M. Morris, of (late) Eden Lodge, 
U. D., London, and ask Grand Lodge to restore him to the 
status of an unaffiliated Mason in good standing. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

R. T. Walkem, 

Chairman of Suh-Cotimiittee on the Grand Master's Address. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, seconded 

by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, and 

Resolved, — That the Report of the Board on the Address of M. W., the 
Grand Master be received and adopted. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 

The M. W., the Grand Master appointed the following scru- 
tineers of the ballot for Grand Officers, and elective members 
of the Board of General Purposes, viz. : — Bros. E. AUworth, 
J. F. H. Gunn, F. F. Manley, E. E. Kitchen, I. P. Willson, 
R. L. Gunn, W. M. Bailey, C. N. Spencer, W. R. Howse, 
and E. Fox. 

The scrutineers having reported, the following brethren were 
declared duly elected as office-bearers for the ensuing term, 
viz : — 

M. W. Bro. H. Robertson, LL.B., Collingwood, Grand Master. 

R, " •' R. T. Walkem, Kingston, Deputy Grand Master. 

" J. E. D'Avignon, Windsor, Grand Senior Warden. 

■' W. J. Simpson, Brockville, Grand Junior Warden. 

" Rev. C. L. Worrell, Morrisburg, Grand Chaplain. 

" E. Mitchell, Hamilton, Grand Treasurer. 

" G. J. Bennett, Parkdale, Grand Registrar. 

" J. J. Mason, Hamilton, Grand Secretary. 
And by open vote of Grand Lodge, 

Bro. John Grant, Brockville. Grand Tyler. 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 

The following brethren were nominated by the Representa- 
tives of Lodges as District Deputy Grand Masters for their 
respective Districts, and were approved by the M. W. the 
Grand Master, viz. : — 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 



235 



R. W. Bro R. M. Stuart, 

" " John Sinclair, 

*' " Luke Slater, 

" C. McLellan, 

" J. F. H. Gunn, 

" J. C. Hegler, 

" T. P. Smith, 

<« <« Wm. Kerns, 

*' " H. S. Broughton, 

" T, L. M. Tipton, 

" " J. Ross Robertson, 

" " Robt. McCaw, 

" " James Tulloch, 

" " Fred Welch, 

" A. L, Riddel, 

" " Jas. H. Burritt, 

" " A. W. Thompson, 



Dresden, ist Masonic District. 

Petrolia. and 

St. Thomas, 3rd 

Stratford, 4th 

Walkerton, 5th 

IngersoII, 6th 

Flora, 7th 

Burlington, 8th 

Bradford, 9th 

Dunnville, loth 

Toronto, nth 

Oshawa, 12th 

Stirling, 13th 

Kingston, 14th 

Brockville, 15th 

Pembroke, i6th 

Port Arthur, 17th 

BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 
The scrutineers having reported, the following brethren were 
declared duly elected members of the Board of General Pur- 
poses for the ensuing term, viz. : 

For ofie year. 

R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, Owen Sound. 
" '• " J. G. Burns, Toronto. 

For hvo years, 
R. W. Bro. Thomas Sargant, 
R. B. Hungerford, 
J. S. Dewar, 
J. H. Widdifield. 
Robt, Hendry, 

Subsequently, the Grand Master was pleased to announce 
the following appointments as members of the Board of Gen- 
eral Purposes for the ensuing term, viz.: 

R. W. Bro. Allan McLean, Kingston. 
" " " D. H. Martyn, Kincardine, 
" " " E. H. D. Hall, Peterborough. 
" " " John Creasor, Owen Sound. 
" " " James Reynolds, Brockville 

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS. 

M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, assisted by M. W. Bros. A. A. 
Stevenson, James A. Henderson and D. Spry, proceeded with 



Toronto. 
London. 

Newmarket. 
Kingston. 



236 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

the installation and investiture of the newly elected officers, 
who were proclaimed and saluted with the customary Masonic 
honors. APPOINTED OFFICERS. 

At a subsequent date, the M. W. the Grand Master, was 
pleased to notify the Grand Secretary of the following appoint- 
ments to office for the ensuing year, viz.: 
V. W. Bro. Colin W. Postlethwaite, Toronto, G. S. D. 
" Le F. A. Maingy, Ottawa, G. J. D. 
" " William H. Ponton, Belleville, G. Supt. of W. 
" " John Kerr, Ingersoll, G. Dir. of Cer. 
'* " Richard E. Gallagher, Hamilton, Asst. G. Sec'y- 
'* " Herbert C. Simpson, London, " G. D. of €► 
" " Henry J. Wilkinson, Kingston, G. S. B. 
" " Arthur W. Carkeek, Toronto, G. Organist. 
" " Levi Secord, M. D., Brantford, Asst. G. Organist. 
" " Alex. Stewart, Brockville, G. Pursuivant. 
" " Wm. B. Doherty, St. Thomas, G. Steward. 

" Ichabod Baker, Stratford, G. " 

" " Edward H. Thompson, Niagara, G. " 

" " Frank B. Gregory, CoUingwood, G. ^' 

" " James Scott, Wallaceburg, G. " 

" " John M. Hart, Cannington, G. " 

" " Walter Peterson, Jr., Peterborough, G. " 

" " John Tindale, Fergus, G. " 

" " Richard Nokes» Southampton, G. " 

" " Alva Trusler, Camlachie, G. " 

" " John J. Buckley, Penetanguishene, G. " 

" " David T. Ferguson, Rat Portage, G. " 

TESTIMONIAL TO M. W. BRO. HUGH MURRAY. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. J. H. Widdifield, seconded by 
R. W. Bro. F. J. Menet, and 

Resolved, — That a Committee be appointed by the M. W. the Grand 
Master, to select and present to M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, Past Graiid 
Master, a suitable testimonial, as a token of the respect and esteem in 
which he is held by the members of Grand Lodge, and of the able manner 
in which he has presided over the Craft during the past two years. 

Whereupon the M. W. the Grand Master was pleased to 
appoint on the aforesaid Committee, R. W. Bros. E. Mitchell, 
J. J, Mason and Gavin Stewart. 

COMMITTEE ON RITUAL. 

In accordance with the suggestion in the address of the 
M. W. the Grand Master in 18S5, and the reference thereto 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 237 

in the report of the Board on the address, the M. W. the 
Grand Master was pleased to appoint the following Committee, 
with whom he could consult uf)on matters relating to Ritual, 
namely — all Past Grand Masters and the Deputy Grand 
Master. 

VOTE OF THANKS. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, seconded by 

R. W. Bro. Allan McLean, and 

Resolved, — That the cordial thanks of the Grand Lodge are due, and 
are hereby heartily tendered to the Committee of Management of the 
Windsor Lodges, for the ample and satisfactory arrangements made for 
the holding of the present Annual Communication. 

NOTICES OF MOTION FOR NEXT ANNUAL 
COMMUNICATION. 

1. By M. W. Bro. Daniel Spry, — That the following words 
be added to Section 34 of the Book of Constitution, 
namely : " A proposed amendment, of which notice has 
been given, may be amended by Grand Lodge, and a 
motion to that effect will be in order without further 
notice." 

2. By R. W. Bro. D. H. Martyn,— That Section 8 "of 
Grand Lodge," in the Book of Constitution, be struck out. 

3. By W. Bro. John Kent, — That the words, " may delegate 
any Master or Past Master entitled to a seat in Grand 
Lodge," in Clause 8 of the Book of Constitution, be 
struck out, and the following inserted instead, "any other 
Past Master of such Lodge entitled to a seat in Grand 
Lodge." 

4. By W. Bro. H. F. Holland,— That St. John's Lodge, 
No. 17, Cobourg, Colborne Lodge, No. 19, Colborne, 
Grafton Lodge, No. 308, Grafton, and Excelsior Lodge, 
No. 353, Colborne, be taken from the Prince Edward 
District and added to the Ontario District. 

5. By W. Bro. F. C. Lightfoot, — That the territory taken 
from Ottawa District by the vote of Grand Lodge, which 
adopted the report of the Committee on the re-distribu- 
tion of Districts, and given to St. Lawrence District, be 
restored to the former. 



238 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



6. By R. W. Bro E. H. D. Hall,— That Section 78 of the 
book of Constitution be amended to read as follows : — 
"The Board of General Purposes shall consist of the 
Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the District 
Deputy Grand Master ot each District, the Grand War- 
dens, and twenty other members, of whom each District 
shall elect one and the balance shall be elected by Grand 
Lodge." 

7. By R. VV. Bro. E. H. D. Hall,— That the motions direct- 
ing the payment of the expenses of the members ot the 
Board of General Purposes, and other Grand Lodge 
Officers — except the Grand Secretary — be rescinded, and 
that in future, none of the funds of Grand Lodge be ex- 
pended for this purpose. 

8. By V. W. Bro. J. A. Wills,— That a clause be added to the 
Constitution, as follows : — " No Lodge shall permit to be 
used in any room used by them for either Hall, Lodge- 
room, or at the refreshment table, wines or spirits or other 
intoxicating liquors. 

THE GRAND LODGE CLOSED. 
The business of Grand Lodge being ended, it was closed at 
5 p. m., in ample form. 

ATTEST. 




Grand Stcretary, 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 

APPENDICES. 



239 



GRAND SECRETARY S STATEME;NT OF RECEIPTS. 

Statement of moneys received by the Grand Secretary from 
ist June, 1885, to 31st May, 1886. 



NAMES OF LODGES. 



$ CtS. 



2 Niagara 31 7=; 

3 The Ancient St. John's 80 00 

5 Sussex 82 00 

6 Barton 128 25 

7 Union 35 75 

9 Union 21 50 

10 Norfolk 99 00 

1 1 Moira 75 00 

14 True Britons' 64 00 

15 St. Georges's 10 1 00 

16 St. Andrew's 117 00 

17 St. John's 58 50 

18 Prince Edward 97 50 

20 St. John's 70 75 

22 King Solomon's 95 25 

23 Richmond 25 00 

24 St. Francis 35 50 

25 Ionic 182 50 

26 Ontario 32 25 

27 Strict Observance... 109 50 

28 Mount Zion 32 oc 

29 United 29 00 

30 Composite 34 50 

31 Jerusalem 42 5° 

32 Amity 5° 5° 

33 Maitland 56 75 

34 Thistle 26 00 

35 St. John's 27 75 

36 Welland 10 00 

37 King Hiram 60 00 

38 Trent 84 50 

39 Mount Zion o 00 

40 St. John's 160 00 

41 St. George's 36 75 

42 St. George's 60 25 

43 King Solomon's o CO 

44 St. Thomas 3° 5° 

45 Brant 50 00 

46 Wellington 57 00 

47 Great Western 62 75 

48 Madoc 54 00 

50 Consecon 65 00 

52 Dalhousie "675 

54 Vaughan 27 75 



NAMES OF LODGES. 



$ CtS. 



55 Merrickville 31 50 

56 Victoria 43 50 

57 Harmony 20 00 

58 Doric 50 00 

61 Acacia 120 25 

62 St. Andrew's 25 50 

63 St. John's 52 25 

64 Kilwinning 93 00 

65 Rehoboam 1 1 7 00 

66 Durham 32 25 

68 St. John's 43 50 

69 Stirling 88 00 

72 Alma 58 75 

73 St. James 44 75 

74 St. James o 00 

75 St. John's 12200 

76 Oxford 61 00 

77 Faithful Brethren. ... 27 00 

78 King Hiram 5^ 25 

79 Simcoe o 00 

80 Albion 2 00 

81 St. John's 46 50 

82 St. John's 31 25 

83 Beaver 49 00 

84 Clinton 124 50 

85 Rising Sun 21 25 

86 Wilson 1 1 1 50 

87 Markham Union.... o 00 

88 St. George's 78 25 

89 King Hiram o 00 

90 Manito 51 00 

91 Colborne 22 50 

92 Cataraqui 73 00 

93 Northern Light 64 00 

94 St. Mark's o CO 

95 Rid out o 00 

96 Corinthian 55 75 

97 Sharon 25 00 

98 True Blue ^5 75 

99 Tuscan 42 00 

100 Valley 39 25 

lOi Corinthian 81 25 

103 Maple Leaf 5825 

104 St. John's 24 25 



240 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Grand Secretary's Account — [Condnued.] 



NAMES OF LODGES. 



$ cts. 



105 St. Mark's 33 00 

106 Burford 40 00 

107 St. Paul's 41 00 

108 Blenheim 000 

109 Albion 20 50 

1 10 Central 32 00 

113 Wilson 47 25 

114 Hope 10 00 

115 Ivy 37 75 

1 16 Cassia 19 75 

lig Union 9 25 

119 Maple Leaf 2000 

120 Warren 18 25 

121 Doric 54 25 

122 Renfrew 21 50 

123 The Belleville 52 25 

125 Cornwall 21 50 

126 Golden Rule 18 50 

127 Franck 23 75 

128 Pembroke 58 25 

129 The Rising Sun 31 50 

131 St. Lawrence 2725 

133 Lebanon Forest 40 75 

135 St. Clair 44 75 

1 36 Richardson 32 00 

137 Pythagoras 50 oo 

139 Lebanon 47 25 

140 Malahide 39 75 

141 Tudor 34 00 

142 Excelsior 31 75 

143 Friendly Brothers'. .. 42 00 

144 Tecumseh 45 5° 

145 J. B. Hall 10 00 

146 Prince of Wales 44 25 

147 Mississippi 52 75 

148 Civil Service 35 00 

149 Erie 29 00 

1 50 Hastings 5 00 

151 The Grand River ... 28 25 

153 Burns 30 00 

154 Irving 25 00 

155 Peterborough 59 00 

156 York 48 75 

157 Simpson 23 00 

158 Alexandra 17 75 

159 Goodwood o 00 

161 Percy 25 00 

162 Forest 15 5° 

164 Star in the East 32 5° 

165 Burlington 21 00 

166 Wentworth 30 50 

168 Merritt 63 00 



NAMES OF LODGES. 



$ cts. 



1 69 Macnab 74 00 

170 Britannia 57 75 

171 Prince of Wales 43 25 

172 Ayr 8 00 

174 Washington o 00 

176 Spartan 19 25 

177 The Builders' 55 0° 

178 Plattsville 2050 

1 79 Bothwell o 00 

180 Speed 63 00 

181 Oriental 11 00 

183 Prince Albert 4 00 

184 Old Light 39 00 

185 Enniskillen 16 50 

186 Plantagenet o 00 

1 89 Filius Viduce o 00 

190 Belmont 20 25 

192 Orillia 38 00 

193 Scotland 1825 

194 Petrolia 55 50 

195 The Tuscan 32 00 

196 Madawaska o 00 

197 Saugeen 32 50 

200 St. Alban's 3 00 

201 Leeds 39 75 

203 Irvine 57 5° 

205 New Dominion 23 50 

207 Lancaster 43 5° 

209 a St John's 119 25 

209 Evergreen 19 75 

210 Hawkesbury o 00 

212 Elysian 16 75 

213 Dominion o 00 

214 Craig 17 25 

215 Lake 39 00 

216 Harris 91 50 

217 Frederick 13 00 

218 Stevenson 132 00 

219 Credit 2400 

220 Zeredatha. 46 50 

221 Mountain 42 50 

222 Marmora 26 25 

223 Norwood 4 00 

224 Zurich 36 75 

225 Bernard 55 75 

228 Prince Arthur 25 co 

229 Ionic 62 75 

230 Kerr 69 50 

231 Lodge of Fidelity... 38 50 

232 Cameron 14 00 

233 Doric 64 CO 

234 Beaver 31 00 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 
Grand Secretary's Account — [Contimied,'^ 



241 



NAMES OF LODGES. 



$ CtS. 



235 Aldworth 27 75 

236 Manitoba 13 25 

237 Vienna 7 25 

238 Havelock 62 50 

239 Tweed 43 25 

241 Quinte 22 00 

242 Macoy 37 50 

243 St. George 3° 5° 

245 Tecumseh o 00 

247 Ashlar 78 00 

249 Caledonian o 00 

250 Thistle 56 50 

253 Minden 66 50 

254 Clifton 44 50 

255 Sydenham 27 50 

256 Farran's Point 34 25 

257 Gait 5625 

258 Guelph 48 00 

259 Springfield 35 00 

260 Washington 27 25 

261 Oak Branch 22 00 

262 Harriston 43 25 

263 Forest i 00 

264 Chaudiere 45 50 

265 Patterson 18 75 

266 Northern Light 12 25 

267 Parthenon 45 75 

268 Verulam 28 00 

269 Brougham Union. .. . 35 75 

270 Cedar 49 75 

271 Wellington 25 00 

272 Seymour 30 50 

274 Kent 29 75 

276 Teeswater o 00 

277 Seymour 27 00 

278 Mystic 5 50 

279 New Hope 24 75 

280 Mount Sinai o 00 

281 Thorne o 00 

2S2 Lome o 00 

283 Eureka 43 00 

284 St. John's 31 00 

285 Seven Star 34 00 

286 Wingham 11 25 

287 Shuniah 63 50 

289 Doric 33 25 

290 Leamington 41 75 

291 Dufferin 23 50 

292 Robertson 20 75 

293 The Royal Solomon 

Mother o 00 

294 Moore 18 00 



NAMES OF LODGES. 



$ CtS. 



295 
296 
297 
299 



302 
303 
304 

305 
306 

307 
30S 

309 

3" 
312 

313 
314 
315 
316 
318 
319 
320 
321 
322 
323 
324 
325 
326 

327 
328 
329 



332 
333 
334 
335 
336 
337 
338 
339 
340 
341 
342 
343 
344 
345 
346 
347 
348 
349 



Conestogo 24 50 

Temple 25 25 

Preston 19 25 

Victoria 42 75 

Mount Olivet 20 50 

Hanover 000 

St. David's 14400 

Blyth 15 75 

Minerva 25 25 

Humber 43 25 

Durham 30 25 

Arkona 29 50 

Grafton 17 50 

Morning Star 22 00 

Blackwood 16 00 

Pynx 58 25 

Clementi 16 50 

Blair 36 25 

Clifford 10 75 

Doric 75 00 

Wilmot 29 50 

Hiram 9 00 

Chesterville 27 00 

Walker 20 50 

North Star 47 50 

Ah-inston 52 00 

Temple 59 75 

Orono 3050 

Zetland 68 75 

The Hammond 12 50 

Ionic 20 75 

King Solomon 31 75 

Corinthian 68 00 

Fordwich 29 00 

Stratford 20 00 

Prince Arthur 28 00 

Prince Arthur o 00 

Langton o 00 

Highgate 31 50 

Myrtle 31 50 

Dufferin 23 50 

Orient loi 25 

St. John's 17 50 

Bruce 62 25 

Hiram 15 00 

Georgina 77 t-o 

Merrill 23 25 

Nilestown 31 50 

Occident 78 50 

Mercer 38 75 

Georgian 21 50 

Elgin o 00 



242 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Grand Secretary's Report — [Contintted.'\ 



NAMES OF LODGES. 



$ cts. 



350 Port Elgin 25 25 

352 Granite 25 25 

353 Excelsior 2 00 

354 Brock 33 75 

356 River Park 24 75 

357 Waterdown 49 5° 

358 Delaware Valley.... 5 00 

359 Vittoria 31 75 

360 Muskoka 33 50 

361 Waverly 75 25 

362 Maple Leaf 4 00 

363 Frontenac 16 50 

364 Dufterin 10 00 

365 North Star 7 00 

366 Euclid 45 00 

367 St. George's 88 50 

368 Salem 11 25 

369 Mimico 42 25 

370 Harmony 3 00 

371 Prince of Wales.... 44 50 

372 Palmer 18 25 

373 Copestone 10 50 

374 Keene 20 75 

375 Lome 10 00 

376 Unity 31 00 

377 Lome 18 50 

378 King Solomon's.... 27 25 

379 Middlesex 19 75 

380 Union 72 50 

382 Doric 146 00 

383 Henderson 18 50 

384 Alpha 77 25 

385 Spry 15 00 

386 McCoU 43 50 



NAMES OF LODGES. 



$ Cts. 



387 Lansdown o 00 

388 Henderson 30 00 

389 Crystal Fountain... 16 25 

390 Florence '5 75 

391 Howard 53 75 

392 Huron 34 00 

393 Forest 11 75 

394 King Solomon 43 00 

395 Parvaim 27 50 

396 Cedar 44 5° 

397 Leopold 19 50 

398 Victoria 23 75 

399 Moffat 8 00 

400 Oakville 41 50 

401 Craig 38 50 

402 Central 64 75 

403 Windsor 53 75 

404 Lome 44 50 

405 Mattawa 31 00 

406 The Spry 54 00 

407 Manitoulin 4° 25 

408 Murray 18 75 

409 Golden Rule 18 50 

410 Zeta 13 50 

U. D. Rodney 27 00 

" Keystone 39 25 

" Naphtali 3600 

" Fort William 20 00 

Miscellaneous 47 75 

Interest-BenevolentFund 2.649 34 

" — Asylum Fund. 324 00 

Total $16,482 09 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 



243 



DISTRIBUTION OF MONEYS RECEIVED. 

Certificates $ 2,117 00 

Dues 9.328 00 

Fees 1)344 00 

Dispensations 157 00 

Warrants 50 00 

Constitutions 330 00 

Past Masters' Certificates 16 00 

Commutations * 165 00 

Sundries i 75 

Interest on General Fund 2,649 34 

Interest on Asylum Fund 324 00 

Total $16,482 09 

GRAND SECRETARY'S STATEMENT OF PAYMENTS. 

Statement of Payments made by the Grand Secretary to the 
Grand Treasurer, from the ist of June, 1885, to the 31st May, 
1886. 

1886. Dr. 
May 31— To Receipts $16,483 09 

1885. Cr. 

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336 
386 

390 
391 

402 

403 
411 

413 



Thistle Amherstburg. 

St George's Kingsville. 

Wellington Chatham. 

Great Western Windsor. 

Albion Newbury. 

Bothwell Bothwell. 

Tecumseh Thamesville. 

Sydenham Dresden. 

Parthenon Chatham. 

Kent , Blenheim. 

Lome Glencoe. 

Leamington Leamington. 

Parvaim Comber. 

Pynx Wallaceburg. 

The Hammond Wardsville. 

Highgate Highgate. 

McCoU West Lome. 

Florence Florence. 

Howard Ridgetown. 

Central Essex Centre. 

Windsor Windsor. 

Rodney Rodney. 

Naphtali Tilbury Centre. 



SECOND MASONIC DISTRICT. (ST. CLAIR.) (18.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. John Sinclair, Petrolia. 

56, Victoria Sarnia. 

81, St. John's Mt. Brydges. 

83, Beaver Strathroy. 

116, Cassia Thedford. 

153, Burns Wyoming. 

158, Alexandra Oil Springs. 

194, Petrolia Petrolia. 

238, Havelock Watford. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 289 

No. 260, Washington Petrolia. 

" 263, Forest Forest. 

" 294, Moore Mooretown. 

" 307, Arkona Arkona. 

" 323, Alvinston Alvinston. 

" 328, Ionic Napier. 

" 364, Dufferin Melbourne. 

" 366, Euclid Strathroy. 

" 392, Huron Camlachie. 

" 397, Leopold Brigden. 

THIRD MASONIC DISTRICT. (LONDON.) (29.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. John Simpson, Petersville. 

No. 20, St. John's London. 

" 42, St. George's London. 

•' 44, St. Thomas St. Thomas. 

" 64, Kilwinning London. 

" 94, St. Mark's Port Stanley. 

" 107, St. Paul's Lambeth. 

" 1 20, Warren Fingal. 

" 140, :Malahide Aylmer. 

" 171, Prince of Wales lona. 

" 1 76, Spartan Sparta. 

"- 190, Belmont Belmont. 

" 195, Tuscan London. 

" 209^,St. John's London. 

" 232, Cameron Wallacetown. 

" 259, Springfield Springfield. 

" 289, Doric Lobo. 

" 300, Mt. Olivet Thorndale. 

" 302, St. David's St. Thomas. 

" 330, Corinthian London East. 

" 344, Merrill Dorchester Station. 

" 345, Nilestown Nilestown. 

" 349, Elgin St. Thomas. 

" 358, Delaware Valley Delaware. 

'• 378, King Solomon's Petersville. 

" 379, Middlesex Bryanston. 



290 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 380, Union London. 

" 388, Henderson Ilderton. 

" 394, King Solomon Thamesford. 

" 399, Moffat Harnetsville. 

FOURTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (SOTJTH HURON.) (16.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. VV. Bro. C. McLellan, Stratford. 

No. 33, Maitland Goderich. 

73, St. James St. Mary's. 

84, Clinton Clinton, 

133, Lebanon Forest Exeter. 

141, Tudor Mitchell. 

144, Tecumseh Stratford. 

154, Irving Lucan. 

1 70, Britannia Seaforth. 

205, New Dominion New Hamburg. 

214, Craig Ailsa Craig. 

224, Zurich Hensall. 

233, Doric Park's Hill. 

303, Blyth Blyth. 

309, Morning Star Smith's Hill. 

318, Wilmot. Baden. 

332, Stratford Stratford. 

FIFTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (nORTH HURON.) (17.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. J. F. H. Gunn, Walkerton. 

No. 93, Northern Light Kincardine. 

131, St. Lawrence Southampton. 

162, Forest Wroxeter. 

184, Old Light Lucknow. 

197, Saugeen Walkerton. 

225, Bernard Listowel. 

235, Aldworth ^ .Paisley. 

276, Teeswater Teeswater. 

284, St. John's Brussels. 

286, Wingham Wingham. 

301, Hanover Hanover. 

331, Fordwich Fordwich. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. . 29I 

No. 341, Bruce Tiverton. 

" 350, Port Elgin Port Elgin. 

" 362, ]Maple Leaf Tara. 

" 393, Forest Chesley. 

" 396, Cedar \Viarton. 

SIXTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (wiLSON.) (23.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. J. C. Hegler, Ingersoll. 

No. 10, Norfolk Simcoe. 

" 37, King Hiram Ingersoll. 

" 43, King Solomon Woodstock. 

68, St. John's Ingersoll. 

" 76, Oxford .Woodstock. 

" 78, King Hiram Tilsonburg. 

" 82, St. John's Paris. 

95, Ridout Otterville. 

" 104, St. John's Norwich. 

" 106, Burford Burford. 

" 108, Blenheim Drumbo. 

" 113, Wilson Waterford. 

" 149, Erie Port Dover. 

" 1 74, Walsingham Port Rowan. 

" 178, Plattsville Plattsville. 

" 181, Oriental Port Burwell. 

" 193, Scotland Scotland. 

" 217, Frederick Delhi. 

" 237, Vienna Vienna. 

" 250, Thistle Embro. 

'■ 25 1, Oak Branch Innerkip. 

" 335, Langton Langton. 

" 359» Vittoria Vittoria. 

SEVENTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (WELLINGTON.) (20.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. T. P. Smith, Elora. 

No. 7 2, Alma Gait. 

" 151, The Grand River Berlin. 

'^ 172, Ayr Ayr. 

" 180, Speed Guelph. 



292 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

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

" 203, Irvine Elora. 

" 216, Harris Orangeville. 

" 258, Guelph Guelph. 

" 259, Gait Gait. 

" 262, Harriston Harriston. 

" 271, Wellington Erin. 

" 279, New Hope Hespeler. 

" 295, Conestogo Drayton. 

" 297, Preston Preston. 

" 306, Durham Durham. 

" 314, Blair Palmerston. 

" 315, Clifford Clifford. 

" 334, Prince Arthur Arthur. 

" 347, Mercer Fergus. 

" 361, Waverley Guelph. 

EIGHTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (HAMILTON.) (2 1.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. Wm. Kerns, Burlington. 

No. 6, Barton Hamilton. 

" 27, Strict Observance. Hamilton. 

" 40, St. John's Hamilton. 

" 45, Brant Brantford. 

" 57, Harmony Binbrook. 

" 61, Acacia Hamilton. 

" 62, St. Andrew's Caledonia. 

" ICO, Valley Dundas. 

'* 121, Doric Brantford. 

" 135, St. Clair Milton. 

" 165, Burlington Burlington. 

** 166, Wentworth Stoney Creek. 

" 219, Credit Georgetown. 

" 243, St. George .St. George. 

" 272, Seymour Ancaster, 

" 291, Dufferin West Flamboro. 

" 321, Walker Acton West. 

" 324, Temple Hamilton. 

" 35 7> Waterdown Waterdown. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 293 

No. 382, Doric Hamilton. 

„ 400. Oakville Oakville. 

NINTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (GEORGIAN.) (24.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. H. S. Broughton, Bradford. 

No. 79, Simcoe Bradford. 

" 88, St. George's Owen Sound. 

" 90, Manito CoUingwood. 

•' 96, Corinthian Barrie 

" 98, True Blue : Albion. 

" 137, Pythagoras Meaford. 

" 192, Orillia Orillia. 

" 230, Kerr Barrie. 

" 234, Beaver Clarksburg. 

" 236, Manitoba Cookstown. 

" 249, Caledonian Midland, 

" 266, Northern Light Stayner. 

" 281, Thorne Orillia. 

" 285, Seven Scar AUiston. 

" 304, Minerva Stroud. 

" 322, North Star Owen Sound. 

" 333y Prince Arthur Flesherton. 

" 348, Georgian Penetanguishene. 

" 352, Granite Parry Sound. 

" 360, Muskoka Bracebridge. 

" 375> Unity Huntsville. 

" 377, Lome Shelburne. 

" 385, Spry Beeton. 

" 409, Golden Rule Gravenhurst. 

TENTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (NIAGARA.) (22.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. T. L. M. Tipton, Dunnville. 

No. 2, Niagara Niagara. 

7, Union Grimsby. 

15, St. George's St. Catharines. 

32, Amity Dunnville. 

35, St. John's Cayuga. 

36, Welland Fonthill. 



294 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



No. 103, Maple Leaf. St. Catharines. 

" 105, St. Marks Drummondville. 

*' 115, Ivy Beamsville. 

" 168, Merritt Welland. 

*' 169, Macnab Port Colborne. 

" 185, Enniskillen York. 

" 221, Mountain Thorold. 

" 254, Clifton Niagara Falls. 

" 277, Seymour Port Dalhou.«;ie. 

" 296, Temple St. Catharines. 

" 319, Hiram Cheapside. 

" 329, King Solomon Jarvis. 

" 337) Myrtle Port Robinson. 

" 348, Dufferin Welland Port. 

" 372, Palmer Victoria. 

" 373) Copestone Welland. 

ELEVENTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (TORONTO.) (35.) 

D. D. G. M.—R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson, Toronto. 



No. 



16 
22 
23 
25 
54 
65 

75: 

86 

87 

97 

99 

118 

129 

136 

156 
218 
220 
229 
247 



St. Andrew's Toronto. 

King Solomon's Toronto. 

Richmond Richmond Hill. 

Ionic Toronto. 

Vaughan .... Maple. 

Rehoboam Toronto. 

St. John's Toronto. 

Wilson Toronto. 

M arkham Union Markham. 

Sharon Sharon. 

Tuscan Newmarket. 

Union Schomberg. 

The Rising Sun Aurora. 

Richardson Stouffville. 

York . Eglington. 

Stevenson Toronto. 

Zeredatha Uxbridge. 

Ionic Brampton. 

Ashlar Toronto. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 



295 



No. 



265, Patterson Thornhill. 

269, Brougham Union Brougham. 



No. 



292, 
305. 
311, 
316, 



Robertson Nobleton. 

Humber Weston. 

Blackwood Woodbridge. 

Doric Toronto. 



326, Zetland Toronto. 

339, Orient Toronto. 

343, Georgina Sutton. 

346, Occident Toronto. 

354, Brock Cannington. 

356, River Park , Streetsville. 

367, St. George Toronto. 

369, Mimico , - . Islington. 

385, Alpha Parkdale. 

410, Zeta ■ . . : Parkdale. 

TWELFTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (ONTARIO.) (24.) 



D. 

26 
30 
31 

39 
66 

77 
89 

lOI 

114 
139 
145 
15" 
155 
183 
223 
268 
270 
313 
325 



D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. Robt. McCaw, Oshawa. 

Ontario Port Hope. 

Composite Whitby. 

Jerusalem Bowmanville. 

Mount Zion Brooklin. 

Durham Newcastle. • 

Faithful Brethren Lindsay. 

King Hiram Lindsay. 

Corinthian Peterborough. 

Hope Port Hope. 

Lebanon Oshawa. 

J. B. Hall Millbrook. 

Hastings Hastings. 

Peterborough Peterborough. 

Prince Albert Port Perry. 

Norwood Norwood. 

Verulam Bobcaygeon. 

Cedar Oshawa. 

Clementi Lakefield. 

Orono Orono. 



296 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



No. 374, Keene Keene. 

" 375, Lome Omemee. 

" 39S5 Victoria Victoria Road. 

" 406, The Spry Fenelon Falls. 

" 408, Murray Beaverton. 

THIRTEENTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (PRINCE EDWARD. (24.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. James Tulloch, Stirling. 

Moira Belleville. 

St. John's Cobourg. 



No 



17 
18 
29 

38 
48 

5° 
69 

91 
123 
126 
127 
161 
164 

215 
222 

239 
241 
278 
283 
308: 
353 
365 
401 



Prince Edward Picton. 

United Brighton. 

Trent Trenton. 

Madoc Madoc. 

Consecon Consecon. 

Stirling Stirling. 

Colborne Colborne. 

The Belleville Belleville. 

Golden Rule Campbellford. 

Frauck Frankfort. 

Perc7 Warkworth. 

Star in the East Wellington. 

Lake Ameliasburg. 

Marmora Marmora. 

Tweed Tweed. 

Quinte Shannonville. 

Mystic Roslin. 

Eureka Belleville. 

Grafton Grafton. 

Excelsior Colborne. 

North Star Roseneath. 

Craig Deseronto. 



FOURTEENTH MASONIC DISTRICT. {fRONTENAC.) (i8.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. VV. Bro. Frederick Welch, Kingston. 

No. 3, The Ancient St. John's Kingston. 

" 9, Union Napanee. 

" 92, Cataragui Kingston. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 297 

No. 109, Albion Harrowsmith. 

" 119, Maple Leaf Bath. 

" 146, Prince of Wales Newburg. 

" 157, Simpson Newboro. 

" 189, Filius Viduae Adolphuston. 

" 201, Leeds Gananoque. 

" 212, Elysian Garden Island. 

" 228, Prince Arthur Odessa. 

" 253, Minden Kingston. 

" 280, Mount Sinia Napanee. 

" 299, Victoria Centreville. 

" 340, St. John's Pittsburg. 

" 342, Hiram Wolfe Island. 

" 363, Frontenac Cataraqui. 

" 404, Lome Tamworth. 

FIFTEENTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (ST. LAWRENCE.) (2 1.) 

D. D. G. M— R. W. Bro. A. L. Riddel, Brockville. 

No. 5, Sussex Brockville. 

" 14, True Britons' Perth. 

24, St. Francis Smith's Falls. 

" 28, Mount Zion Kemptville. 

" 55, Merrickville Merrickville. 

" 74, St. James Maitland. 

" 85, Rising Sun Farmersville. 

" no, Central Prescott. 

" 125, Cornwall Cornwall. 

" 142, Excelsior Morrisburg. 

" 143, Friendly Brothers Iroquois. 

" 207, Lancaster Lancaster. 

" 242, Macoy Mallorytown. 

" 256, Farran's Point Farran's Point. 

" 320, Chesterville Chesterville. 

" 368; Salem Brockville. 

" 370, Harmony Delta. 

" 383, Henderson West Winchester. 

" 387, Lansdown Lansdown. 

" 389, Crystal Fountain North Augusta. 

U. D., Lyn. .. Lyn. 



298 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



SIXTEENTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (OTTAWA.) (17.) 

D. D. G. M — R. W. Bro. J. H. Burritt, Pembroke. 

No. 52, Dalhousie Ottawa. 

" 58, Doric Ottawa. 

" 63, St. John's Carleton Place. 

" 121, Renfrew Renfrew. 

" 128, Pembroke Pembroke. 

" 147, Mississippi Almonte. 

** 148, Civil Service Ottawa. 

" 159, Goodwood Richmond. 

" 177, The Builder's Ottawa. 

" 186, Plantagenet Plantagenet. 

" 196, Madawaska Arnprior. 

" 209, Evergreen Lanark. 

" 210, Hawkesbury Hawkesbury. 

" 231, Lodge of Fidelity Ottawa. 

" 264, Chaudiere Ottawa. 

" 371, Prince of Wales Ottawa. 

" 405, Mattawa Mattawa. 

SEVENTEENTH MASONIC DISTRICT. (aLGOMA.) (4.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. A. W. Thompson, Port Arthur. 

No. 287, Shemiah Port Arthur. 

" 407, Manitoulin Gore Bay, 

" 412, Keystone Sault Ste Marie. 

U. D., Fort William Fort William. 

NOT ATTACHED TO ANY DISTRICT. 

No. 293, The Royal Solomon Mother, Jerusalem, Palestine. 

RECAPITULATION. 
First Masonic District 23 Lodges. 



Second 

Third 

Fourth 

Fifth 

Sixth 

Seventh 



18 
29 
16 
17 
23 
, 20 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 299 

Eighth Masonic District 21 Lodges. 

Ninth " 24 

Tenth " 22 

Eleventh " 35 

Twelfth " 24 

Thirteenth " 24 

Fourteenth " 18 

Fifteenth " 21 

Sixteenth " 17 

Seventeenth" 4 

Unattached i 



Total 357 

SUSPENSIONS— UNMASONIC CONDUCT. 

No. of 
Lodge. 

15 — J. F. Johnston. 

48 — D. Clapp, T. E. Jackson. 
156 — Geo. Brooks. 
171 — J. L. Decon. 
241 — John Doreen. 
262 — Jas. Brown. 
287 — Fred. Daniels. 
344 — S. W. Moore. 
354 — A. E. Hirschfelder. 
366— J. T. Akroid. 



SUSPENSIONS— NON-PAYMENT OF DUES. 



No of 
Lodge. 



3 — C. F. Ireland, D. Robertson, D. J. Waggoner, J, Fisher. 

6— T. H. Dorritty, J. Peake, J. M. Lamb. 

9 — J. J. Martin, W. R. Membry, N. B. Empey, R. Moore, 

P. Paul, N. German. 
II — A. La Londe. 

15 — Jas Cairns, S. S. Phillips, J. S. Scott, T. J. Tear, 
16— Wm. Crozier, W. A. Eldridge, John B. McKay, W. A. 

Campbell, J. G. Sherriff. 
1 7— G. E. Fligg, T. N. Green. 
18— O. Geron, F. Orser, G. Mahon, S. J. Whitney. 



300 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

20— R. A. Johnston, G. Scatchard, C. B. Slater, R. E. Taylor, 

G. Gruber, W. Kollmeyer, Jas. Lindsay, R. Potter, 

Rt. Smith, Jas. Smith, R. Wigmore, F. H. Mitchell. 
2 2— \V. D. Foss, E. Bolton, J. E. Kennedy. 
23— Jas. Reynolds, I. French, R. Coulter, J. Wilmott, E. 

Langstaff, R. E. Law, R. Black, F. Helmkey, J. Powell. 
26 — J. G. King, J. Gladman. 
27 — Hy. Richardson, D. Garson, D. Cochrane, W. T. Jones, 

John Farley, Robt. Evans. 
28— C. F. Ferguson, Geo. A. Leslie, L A. Mills, A. H. 

Cameron, J. Leishman, D. Leslie, J. A. Watson, D. 

Borthwick. 
29 — J. Butler, Thos. Dickens, A. Dawson, C. B. Kemp, T. 

N. Scripture, J. M. Webster, C. Loomis. 
30 — Alex. Anderson, Wm. Caverley, J. C. Galbraith, Wm. 

Thompson, B. Gibson. 
31 — D. Kilgour, W. H. Foley, Wm Brittain, sr. 
32— H. Penny, J. Nicholson, R. Connolly, J. A. Blott, Rt. 

Chappell, E. Waltho, R. B. Patterson, J. Sowerby, 

T. Scholfield, M. A. Stevens, W. R. Mclndoe, R. S. 

Munday, H. Robb, M. F. Henry. 
37 — N. Hayes, Thos. Cowan, Wm. Henderson, John Down- 
ing, Geo. A. Odell, Alex. Ross. 
40 — J. Bastedo, J. M. Davis, R. Dodds, A. Forrester, P. G. 

N. Goldney,' J. R. Gill, J. Kneeshaw, M. Lawson, 

J. L. Taylor, R. Wilson, W. Wiley. 
42 — J. M. Longan, J. J. Southcott, R. McLeod, John Mc- 

Lellan. 
43— F. A. Ficht, T. Hallock, C. E. Mager, Geo. Rice, Hy. 

Rice, A. Smith, T. Hall, J. W. Burns, J. C. Biggons, 

Thos. Summerville, Jno. Garthwaite. 
44 — Geo, Simpson, E. C. Philips, H. A. Branton. 
45 — A. T. Watson, L. Benedict, H. Bell. 
47 — Thos. Burnie, G. Bean, J. Gibson, J. Parry, G. C. Ayers, 

C. Scadding. 
48— Wm. Gray, A. B. Ross, S. D. Ross. 
55— R. Soper, W. W. Robinson, T. Cook, A. M. Wright, 
Hy. Johnston, Rt. Nevens, Vv. H. McCrea, J. B. 
Arnold, H. S. Ferguson, E. L. Wickwire. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 30I 

57— W. A. Miller, Wm. Higham, Hy. Ellis. 

58— A. Swalwell. 

61— A. W. Smith, J. J. Smith, S. J. Whitehead, G. V. Northey. 

62 — H. J. Ince, J. Lawson, H, Brierly, J. M. Forbes, W, J. 

Armour. 
64 — Thos. Gardener. 
65 — Thos. Nixon. 
74 — R. G. Harvey, J. Milks, M. Vrooman, S. J. Bellamy, J. 

L. Wood, A. P, Manhard, F. J. Pardee. A. Shipman, 

M. McC. Wood, H. W. Milks, T. J. Sharpe, G. Wilber, 

J. Burr. 
75 — J. G. Dunn, Jno. Harte, T. H. Hudson, H. T. Loughren, 

Jas. Noble, jr., W. J. Vipplarn. 
76 — W. E. Leadbeater, Jno. Fairburn, Jno. Matheson, T. 

Walker, Jno. Fisher, H. R. Welford, T. G. Goff, C. 

Evans. 
77— H. Rogers, T. B. Tate, C. E. Mclntyre. 
78 — Wm. Forbes, R. Wessenger, H. B. Harrison. 
79 — J. Armson, G. R. Belfry, A. Clunis, S. Eraser, H. H. 

McGilvary, S. C. Saunders, F. C. Stevenson. 
81 — Jas. Greenslade, G. Robinson, V. Nelson, S. D. Edwards. 
86— Hy. Cooley, Geo. EUicott, Rich'd. Prior, W. A. Capon, 

Jas. Langston. 
87 — E. Wheeler. M. Macklem, J. Forthrop J. Jones, G. 

Rankin, Jas. Carmichael, John Wilson, T. H. Ham- 

birdge, A. B. White. 
88. — W. Anderson, G. Corbet, jr., A. Harrison, D. Johnson, 

Wm. Miller, J. N. Maughan, R. McClelland, J. 

Pearson, H. Rixon, A. G. Simpson, T. N. William- 
son, Z. Williamson. 
90 — Jas. McGee, David Eraser. 
91 — F. E. McKyes, Geo. E. Chapin, Jas. N. Lefleur, E. J. 

Wesley, W. A. Powers, J. Pettitt, G. W. Hawkins. 
92— J. H. Birkett, S. Eraser, W. Lamb, F. Scobell, W. E. 

Abbott, W. A. Allen, J. J. Bates T. W. Campbell, 

M. O'Brien, J. Woodruff. 
93 — N. A. Gumaer, W. Keevell. 
96 — Alex. Coutts, Wm. Lamb, Robt. Marpole. 



302 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

98 — Wm. P'leming, J. B. Dawkins. 
100— C. Fry, Wm. Ogg, Sam. Jull, W. S. Freed, E. R. Quack- 

enbush, J. A. McLeod, Wm. McFederies, J. D. Lyons, 
loi— John Aldridge, W. O. Strong, L. A. C Fisher, H. B. 

Berrick. J. C. Brown, J. O. Madison, J. C. Smith, 

W. R. Russell. 
103— W. H. Andrews, G. A. Birtch, Jas. Dale, W. H. Fletcher, 

J. S. Hara, A. Herold, T. T. McArthur. 
104— A. W. McEd wards, W. P. Ray, R. M. W^eir, T. Merritt. 
106 — Jno. Starr, John L. Charles. 
113 — Wm. J. Hare, Zeb. Sorereen. 
122 — M. B. Mclntyre, G. Cochrane, D. McNicol. 
i3i_W. S. Scott, A. Hutchinson, T. L. Sherlock, Wm. Wallace. 
136— T. Williamson, E. White, A. Barclay,. L. C. Wideman, 

R. H. Hales, S. Dougherty, E. Law. 
137 — P. Cameron, D. McCann, H. McDonald, J. B. LeRoy, 

W. Lesson, W. Burnett, C. Watt, W. P. Mallory, 

D. Robertson, T. Aris, G. Sutherland, A. Acheson, 

J. G. Sing, J. W. Long. 
140 — A. Cronk, L. Cottington. 

142 — Robt. Lyle, G. C. West, Jas. M. Johnston, A. G. Snyder. 
147 — Thos. W. Raines, Thos. Green, Alex. Wilson. 
149 — Jos. Boyer, Wm. Craig, P. E. Mclntyre, B. Williams. 
154 — J. p. Atkmson, Robt. Fox, J. F. Hodgins, T. Freeborn, 

F. R. Jennings, A. Reichart. 
155— A. McG. Miller. 
156— Chas. McKay, J. B. Mullaney, H. D. McDiarmid, Alb. 

Farr, Jas. McGlashaw, John Hunt. 
166 — John Clark, John C. Harris, W. Williamson. 
168— E. H. Burgar, Geo. Andrews, Thos. McRae, D. Steel, 

J. Drummond, D. Kennedy, H. Thomas. 
i69_J. S. Armitage, R. W. Boyle, J. A. Griffith, A. E. Bessy, 

Jas. McKay, John Robertson, Jas. Carman, Robt. 

Cook, W. A. Schooley. 
lyo — J. H. McCuUough, G. L. Whitney, Jas. DarUng. 
171— T. Hoag, Jno. Sinclair, A. McGugan, H. Lumley, 

J. Johnson, A. Fisher, Hy. Smith, L Stoliker, J. Cas- 

caden, Jas. McSheny, W. Lawrence, D. McAlpine, 

J. Liddle, A. Elmore, T. J. Brown, Wm. Campbell. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5S86. 303 

177 — D. McNaughton, Wm. Emmerson, H. Nelson. 

178 — John Robson, Jas. S. Miller. 

180 — Alex. Bryden, F. J. Chubb, Thos. Dobie, John Kenrick, 

Alex. Martin, Wm. McDonald, A. E. Rice. 
1S3— W. S. Sexton, W. H. Marsh, D. Urquhart, J. G. Morris, 

John Currie, H. A. Black, R. J. Wright, J. R. Huff, 

W. B. McGaw, F. E. Harrison, G. H. Billingsley^ 

J. Urwitz, W. C. Latimore. 
192— Josh. Carr, F. Laycock, W. S. Gibbon, D. Ruttle, J. E. 

Smyth, M. C. Drew, R. A. Janes, A. Crocker, 

D. McKay, N. Cronkhite, Wm. Curray, A. Dulmage. 
196— J. Watt, N. A. Sheriff, E. A. Bates, H. Edey, G. N. 

Goodall. 
200 — J. Stephenson, T. E. Thompson, T. Mullaskey, Thos. 

Cordukes, R. S. Dumbar, W. Robinson, Jas. K. 

McLean, M. A. Ferguson, R. G. Kennedy, A. C. 

Morrison. 
201 — Geo. Cunningham, H. TuUock. 
203 — L. Grant, A. R. K. McDonald, T. N. Vansbrough. 
205 — John Mills, John Loath, Chas. Wood, C. E. Seebach. 
207 — J. J. Reid, John Street, L Irwin, H. Kellert, A. Falkner, 

R. B. Epps. 
209a— Owen Wade, J. Teeple, W. Bell, A. J. B. McDonald, 

H. C. Owen, J. T. Burgess, J. A. Craig. 
216 — Thos. C. Atkinson, R. W. Grigg, J. Flesher. 
220 — M. N. Dafoe. 

231 — Jas. Lavery, C. H. Carter, W. H. Costello, D. J. Smith. 
233 — Thos. Powell, W. Shoults, D. McLennan, D. McKenzie. 
237— W. C. Hoag, J. W. Mills. 
242 — R. W. Tennant. 
245 — Wm. Logon, A. McDonald, J. A.ICourtney, J. F. Wilson, 

Geo. Haugh, A. McCcnnel. 
247 — Samuel Drury. 

249 — John McRennie, J. H. Hatch, Wm. Dunn. 
256 — J, A. Rutherford. 
257 — Alex. Henderson. 
260— J. M. Barnhart, T. Huggard, J. Wallace, A. Earle, 

R. C. Stotesbury, Wm. McKenzie, W. G. Anderson. 



304 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

262 — D. McDougall, Jas. A. Preston. 

263 — Wm. Lemon, Jos. James, W. J. Stirtan. 

264 — Charles L. Loux. 

265 — Hy. Lemon, John W. Harris, J. G. Watson, J. C. B. 

Johns, Jos. Watson. 
266 — M. Young, A. H. Summerfeldt. 
272 — J. V. St. John. 
277 — J. M. Lawrie, John Stanton. 
278— L. W. Burke, G. McDavitt, John McMullen, L. W. 

Sarles, C. McDavitt. 
282 — J. English, J. W. Campbell, J. Boam, J. Harris, A. 

Graham, J. R. McRae, D. A. Ferguson, D. McRae, 

Alex. McRae, F, G. Marwood, J. A. McAlpine, 

W. K. Merrifield, Alex. Dobie. 
285— R. S. Campbell, F. G. Duff, A. Cooper, W. R. Jamieson. 
286— E. Dean, J. S. Barlcley, W. Mclndoe, C. E. Williams, 

Hy. Mcintosh, John Evans, D. M. Gordon, W. J. 

Blatchford, John Ritchie, G. L. Whitney, W. Watson. 
287— W. Johnston, W. B. Hurst, W. C. Mapledoram, J. F. 

Birchoff, J. E. Harrison, C. E. Perry, G. L. Wetmore. 
289 — Jas. Adair, D. McKellar, John McVicar, Jos. Mason, 

Wm. Garden. 
296 — A. Lassing, A. McKay, C. W. Phelps, W. Atkin. 
302 — Neil Love, Robt. Bates. 
303 — R. J Pollock, Wm. Duncan, H. Gosman, E. Holmes, 

W. H. Watson. 
309 — J. Hutchison, T. B. Miller, J. F. Cowan, Geo. Stay. 
312 — D. Henderson. 
316 — P. Beswick, W. Adam, J. Johnston, F. S, Alderdice, F. 

L. Parkin. 
323—1. Misner, T. Li Broderick, G. E, Williams, W. C. Plum- 

steil, W. D. McDonald, P. Webber, J. A. McKenzie, 

E. Fletcher. 
325 — W. K. Cummings. 
327 — D. F. McDonald. 
329_W. T. Twedle. 
337 — R. M. Abbey. 
339— T. R. Barry, Jas. Martin. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 305 

346 — Samuel Knowlton, Thos Sproule, John Sivers, Richard 
Taylor, Chas. Watson. 

352 — F. A. Foley, A. Paxton, G. McLean, J. H. McGillivray. 

361 — David Tees, Geo. Wilkinson. 

364 — J. Huston. 

367— Jas. Little, V, L Wallis, R. Tinning. 

368 — S. Southworth. 

369— A. A. McPhail, E. O. Winters, F. Giles. 

378 — Hy. Bruce, W. H. Elson, Thos. Brenton. 

2,8^ — John A. Waterson. 

385 — John Stewart, J. Cherry, Jas. Norris, Wm. Carley, F. H. 
Macpherson. 

388— Jas. Adair, W. H. Burk, W. E. Kerr. 

389 — John Gibson. 

391 — T, N. Graham, N. Marlatt, A. Andrews, J. A. Ross. 

395 — Wm. Rice, R. H. Gardiner, Frederick Larmour. 

396 — Thos. Penton. 

399 — Edward Luck, W. Simpson, John Parrott, Jas. C. Rich- 
ards, Hiram Hales. 

402 — Hy. A. Giles. 

403 — Chas. R. Home. 



RESTORATIONS. 



No. of 
Lodge. 



3 — W. D. Antrobus, Geo. Morton. 

5 — Jas. Bullock. 

6— A. T. Tweed, W. Cusack. 

7~H. McKechnie, J. W. Duval. 

9— M. Pringle, Geo. Schryver, N. W. Scott, W. S. Williams, 

L Abrams. 
10— W. H. Mulkins. 
II — Jas. Stinson. 
15 — Jas. Cairns. 

17 — Alex. Gowans, D. Houston, T. N. Greer. 
23— R. E. L. Reinstahd, Wm. McClinchey. 
29 — J. Butler, C. Loomis, C. B. Kemp, T. Dickins, T. N. 

Scripture, J. M. Webster, A. Dawson. 
30 — Wm. Caverly. 



3o6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

33— Allan McDonald, P. Noble, G. Holland. H. Clucus, M. 

Caif, W. T. Welsh. 
34_G. W. Powrie, All. Darsett, J. G. Kalfage. 
42 — J. W. Cryer. 
43— D. A. Muir, Robt. Oswald. 
46 — John M. Pearson, 
47— Thos. Gorsl, Wm. Belsom, J. B. Clark. 
56 — Samuel McClelland. 
63 — John Code, Wm. Code. 
64 — Tas S. Nesbit, 

65— Thos. Nixon, A. G. Booth. 

68 — J. C. Davidson, A. C. McKenzie, Wm. Tripp. 

69 — Jas. Boldrick. 

72 — J. C. Donaldson. 

74— R. G. Harvey, M. M'C. Wood. 

75 — J. S. Champ, J. Bland, E. S. Piper. 

78 — Wm. Forbes. 

80 — Wm. Watson. 

83 — W. J. Humphries, Wm. Murdock. 

84 — R. A. Barton, Jas, A. Moore. 

86— W. S. Grant, T. S. McCool. 

90 — Wm. Arnott, Thos, Roodly. 

93 — W. W. Davey. 

98 — Thos. Bond. 
107— B. S. Wells. 
115 — Jas. Nixon. 

127 — John Sills, John Chapman, Geo. E. Eraser. 
128 — Geo. Carr. 
131 — Angus Munn. 
133 — T. V. Hutchinson. 
136 — Samuel J. Cowley. 
137 — D. McCann, P. Cameron, H. McDonald, J. B. Le Roy, 

W. F. Livingston, W. Leeson, A. B. Acheson. 
155— Ben. Brown, D. D. Galletly. 
158 — John Duggan, John McCann. 
166 — Elias Pettit. 
168 — A. E. Campbell, M. Minnes. 
i-j-]—]. Dimbleby, H. Nelson, T. W. Currier. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886, 307 

184 — Geo. D. Gray. 

193 — John Riddle. 

194 — C. F. Perkins. 

205 — John Loth, Jr. 

213 — B. H. Mathews. 

215 — A. McConnell. 

231 — Geo. Grain, 

233— S. N. Boughner. 

242 — W. J. Ferguson. 

247 — Wm. Harniman. 

249 — H. S. Ruby. 

250 — John Laycock. 

253— Wm. Craig, W. H. Atkins. 

254 — Robt. Gibson, Geo. Grant. 

256 — Chas. Wagner, M. Sutton. 

258— J. L. Gould, E. T. B. Johnston. 

263 — Geo. R. Taylor. 

267 — Alex. Ewing, J. B. Jackson, W. H. Spalding, C. J. 

Moore, W. Ball. 
274 — H. V. Vanvelsor. 
277 — H. Julian. 
284— W. A. B. Fishleigh. 
292 — J as. W. Ferguson. 
304— W. W. Wilson. 
309 — Robt. Downs. 
316— F. S. Alderdice. 
328 — Loftus Cuddy. 
329 — J. A. Langrill. 
330 — Wm. Cathro. 
337 — Richard Dowdy. 
339 — W. Clougher. 
358 — James T. Marsh. 
364 — J. Huston. 
367 — Wm. Hill, R. Tinning. 
376— Ben. G. Beattie. 



3o8 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

AT REST. 



NO. OK 
LODGK 



NAME. 



3 

3 

5 
lO 
10 
10 

lo 

10 

II 

14 
14 
14 
15 
15 
i6 
i6 
17 
17 
17 
i8 
i8 

22 
22 
22 
22 

24 
27 
27 
27 
27 

28 
29 
29 
29 
30 
32 

33 
33 
34 
35 
36 
36 
36 
37 
38 
40 
40 
40 
42 
42 
44 



\V\ Hammond 

W. W. Nash 

Wm. C. Smart. . . . 

E. R. Davis 

Robt. Huton 

Hy. Groff 

John Burgess 

G. B. Jackson 

Jas. Bickford 

W. Dettrick 

Jno. W. Berryman. 

Wm. Bath 

Robt. Kane 

Charles Lintner. . . . 
John G. Whyte . . . . 

F. W. Barron 

Geo. Pringle 

G. M. Hogg 

F. W. Barron. ... 

C. B. Huff 

E. H. Werden... 
H. C. Houel.. . 

D. S. McDonald.. 

G. C.Dew 

T. R. Barry 

Geo. Smith ■ 

John Hendry 

W. H. Grey 

Alex. Harvey. . . . 
Wm. Gillespie. . . 
Ambrose Clothier. 

A. E. Fife 

J. E. Reynell 

Wm. Cherry 

C. Dawes 

Sam. W. Walthe.. 

Geo. Grant 

P.Noble 

Jas. McVety 

A. W. Thompson. 
C. B. Crowe 

B. Noble 

C. Klage ........ 

Wm. Poole 

Andrew Lott 

Thos. Stafford 

Wm. Flett 

Ed. Wright 

John Oliver 

L. Olmstead 

Geo. Scarf 



November 13 1885 

February 2 1886 

February 17 1886 

June 17 1886 

February 25 1885 

April 3 1885 

December 12 ... . 1885 

February i 1886 

February 16 1886 

June 30 1885 

November 19. . . . 1885 

January 7 18S6 

No date. 

April 16 1886 

April — 1885 

February 2 i8b6 

March 31 1885 

November 13 1885 

March 10 1886 

May I 1886 

June 8 1886 

August 3 1885 

October 3 1885 

November 17 1885 

November 21 1885 

November 3 1S85 

June 5 1885 

September 5 1885 

March 7 1886 

April 19 1886 

July 27 1885 

August 17 1885 

September 20. . . . 1885 
November — . . . . 1884 

February 8 18S6 

December 29.. ..1885 

January i 1886 

May 12 1886 

January 2 1886 

September 19 ... . 1885 

August 12 1884 

December 22. . . . 1884 

April 23 1886 

April 20 1885 

August 15 1885 

January 4 1885 

April 22 1885 

Novembers 1885 

July 27 1885 

July 1 1885 

January' 30 1885 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 309 

AT REST. 



NO. OF 
LODGE 



50 
50 
50 
52 

55 
56 
56 
57 
58 
58 
61 
61 
61 

63 
69 

69 
73 
74 
74 
75 
75 
75 
76 
76 
So 
80 
80 
80 
80 
81 
82 
84 
85 
86 
86 
87 
91 
91 
93 
96 
96 
98 
98 
99 
99 
99 
loi 



A. Crawford 

John Watson 

Dennis L. Cummings 

Jos. Caverley 

John W. Irwin 

Geo. Hayse 

Wm. Bell 

John Thompson. . . . 
Geo. White 

E. H. Johnston 

Alex. McDiarmid. . . 

Wm. Brown 

D. H. Eastman. . . . 

Jas. Robertson 

Geo. R. Secord 

Chas Hess 

R. W. Moody 

W. R. McGinnis. . . . 

Chas. Haige 

R.J. Craige 

Jas. Iredale 

Dan. Collins 

Robt. Ramsay 

Geo. Lorey 

Wm. Hague 

J. H. Woodman. . . . 

|ohn Lawson 

A. G. Paul 

Wm. Beaty 

T. Griffith 

G. Smith 

J. C McRovey 

D. Graves 

Daniel J. Bollman.. 

John Walker 

Jacob Moore 

Jeremiah Wiltse. . . . 

Joseph Clare 

John Young 

F. R. Armstrong. . . 

Hy. McQuade 

Chas. R. Ford 

Josh. Cooke 

Thos. Armson 

Hy. Hauffenback. . . 

Thos. Mills 

T. Culham 

John H. S, Boddy.. 

J. Rhinehart 

A.Williams 

Jas. Campbell 



July 14 1885 

October 10 1885 

1885 

June II 1886 

November 24 ... . 1882 
Novemder 24.. . . 1882 

May 4 1884 

January 29 18S4 

April 15 1886 

September 26 .... 1 885 

October 27 1885 

March 7 1885 

July 23 1885 

April — 1886 

October 30 1885 

February li .... 1886 

May 24 1886 

March 2 1886 

October 24 1885 

March 6 1886 

May 27 1885 

November 19.... 1885 

January 4 1886 

September 21 1885 

March 11 1S86 

March 13 1886 

November 9 1885 

No date. 

Octobers 1883 

December 10. . . . 1883 

June 2 1884 

December 16.... 1884 

July 18 1885 

July 12 1885 

April ic 1886 

August 14 1884 

May 18 1886 

August 12 1885 

December 6 1885 

July 17 1884 

January 26 1886 

"December 8 1885 

September 17. . . .1885 
September — . . . .1885 

May 17 1886 

December 21 1885 

May 27 1886 

July 15 1885 

January il 1886 

April ID 1886 

December 18 1885 



3IO 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

AT REST. 



NO. OF 
LODGE 



lOI 
1 06 
IIO 

no 

IIO 

"5 

116 
125 
128 
128 
133 
133 
135 
135 
137 
137 

140 
142 

145 

146 
146 

147 
151 
157 
157 

164 

168 
168 

170 

171 

176 

177 
177 
178 
181 
185 

194 
194 
203 

209a 
209a 
209a 

213 

215 

216 
216 
216 

218 
218 
219 



NAME. 



T. D. Belcher... 

Geo. Policy 

W. J. Palmer... 

Alfred Hill 

Wm. Gerald .... 
Simeon Deane. . . 
John Johnson. . . 
Jas. T. Lackey. . 

L. H. Stiles 

S. J. Dickson. . . 
F. E. Williams. . 
John Sanders. . . 
Wn. Jermyn .... 
John R. Mitchell. 
Geo. McElvary. . 
W. F. Livingston 
Robt. Murray. . . 
T. W. Michael. 
J. M. Casselman. 

John brown 

E. Jones 

A. K. Aylesworth 

D. Turner 

John W. Walden 
F. A. Cameron. . 

Hy. Matt 

David McKee. . . 
Jno Mylchreest. . 
Jas. Gilmore. . . . 
Thos. Joslin .... 
Wm. A. Fowler. 
Jas. Bishop 

C. Leggo 

E. Phillips 

F.E.Tye 

J- E. Deacon.. . . 

D. Ledingham. . . 
J. E. Durham . . . 

E. H. Coryell... 
Robt. Carter. . . . 
Chas. Hammond 
L. G. Jolliffe.... 

Geo' Taylor 

W. M. Sloan.... 
Wm. Delong.. . . 

E. Rowcliffe 

R. A. Hartley... 
T. M. Holmes... 
T. H. Newmarsh 
Thos. Patterson. 
W. McKay 



April 12 1886 

October 17 1885 

July 9 1885 

July 20 1885 

March 5 1886 

November 29 ... . 1885 

January 12 1886 

January 25 1886 

OctoberiS 1885 

November 28 ... . 1885 

June 7 1886 

May 16 1886 

May 23 1886 

January 14 1 886 

July 10 1885 

February 6 18S5 

July 20 1886 

November 23 ... . 1885 

March 16. 1886 

January 14 1886 

March 15 1S86 

May 9 1886 

March 28 1885 

July II 1885 

November 6.... 1885 

April 5 1886 

March 4 1886 

April 23 1886 

May 23 1886 

July 20 1886 

No date. 

May 1885 

January 27 1886 

May 9 1886 

October 3 1885 

March 12 1885 

June 8 1885 

July 6 1885 

August 24 1885 

September 7.... 1885 

April 9 1886 

February 22 .... 1 886 

April 3 1886 

September 19.. . 1885 

June 15 18S6 

January 16 1885 

October 28 1885 

February 20 1 885 

June 8 1885 

September 17.... 1885 
January 10 1886 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 

AT REST. 



311 



NO. OF 
LODGE 



220 
220 
220 
220 
221 
222 
227 
225 
230 
230 
230 
231 

239 

242 

243 
245 
245 
247 
250 
253 
254 
264 
264 
267 
271 
271 
280 
281 
291 
296 
302 

304 
312 
312 

314 

3r6 
318 
319 
320 

321 

322 
326 
331 

341 
357 
359 
366 
368 
368 



Geo. Sharp 

A. J. Wells 

A. N. Crosby .. . . 

Fred. Beaver 

John C. Lampman 
John A. Aunger . . 
John A. Butterfield 
Jno Sutherland.. . 

R. A. Hartley 

D. S. McDonald.. 

D. Holmes 

E. C. Barber 

J. J. Burrows. . . . 

Jas. Donnely 

Edwin James.... 
Reuben Fields. . . . 

Chas. F. Bell 

O. Ingalls 

R. Lancaster 

Geo. H. Clayton. . 
Wm. Mclntyre. . . 
John Bigham .... 

Gaspin Rosli 

Jas. McKillickan. 

VVm. Rooney 

Geo. Webb 

Jas. S. McCulloch. 

C. P. Elder 

Francis Bartlett.. 
Robt. Ramsay. . . . 

G. M. Briggs 

L. E. Badgley .... 
David Turnbull . . 
W. W. Wilson.... 
Jas. S. Hayward. . 

Robt. Murray 

W. R. Johnston . . 

John Calder 

Alex. Webster. . . . 
Edward E. Steele. 
Jas. L. Holmes. .. 
W. H. McDonald 

E. Monck 

John P Taylor. .. 
Thos. Wilson .... 

D. A. McLean.... 
Edmund Davis . . . 
Alex. McLean .... 
Thos. Campbell. . . 

B. Bell 

L Ritchie 



July 19 

December 16. 
November 10 

April 29 

June 14 

August 22... 

July 26 

August 7 

October 28.. . 
September 6. 

^lay 4 

July 16 

May 2 

November 17 . 

May 9 

October 14.. . 
January 31 . . . 

July 20 

"August 4 

August 16 . . . 
March 29.... 

April 16 

Jannary 20. . . 
January 14. . . 
"October 30.. . 

June I 

August 

November.. . . 
December 31. 
January 4. .. . 

"May 8 

December 14. 
November 8. 
January 10... 

April 23 

June 15 

November 20. 
August 9 . . . . 
February 5 . . . 
January 4.. . . 

July 23 

September. . . 

June 13 

April I 

June 27 

January 17. . . 

June i6 

May 26 

September. . . 

July 23 

November 20 . 



8S5 
885 
885 
886 
886 
885 
885 



003 
884 
8S5 
885 
885 
885 
886 
^^83 
885 
885 
886 
886 
886 
885 



886 
886 
886 
885 
885 
886 
886 
885 
885 
886 



886 
886 
886 



312 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

AT REST. 



NO. OF 
LODGE 



370 Hy. Mott 

376 Francis Brown, . .. 

378 John Evans 

John T. Dinsmore 

394 E. Lafaive 

595 W. J. S. Holwell. 

397 John Hewer 

400 Wm. Street 

407 W. F. McRae 

4c8 Robt. Ramsay. . .. 

409 Robt. Ramsay. . . . 



April 6 

No date. 
November 3 . 
February 4 . . . 

July 17 

December 25. 
October 15... 

April 27 

April 22 

January 4 . . . • 
January 4. . . . 



,1886 
[885 



[885 
1886 
1886 
1886 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5S86. 313 




314 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 




ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 315 




3i6 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 




ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886 



317 



SYNOPSIS OF THE RETURNS OF LODGES. 
For the Year Ending 24th June y 1886. 



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127 
222 

57 

60 

86 

87 

97 

108 

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67 

128 

133 

158 

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91 

53 

195 

42 

32 

58 
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I 
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24.. 
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26.. 






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2 
8 
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63 
103 

38 
44 
25 
84 
51 
35 

238 
64 

107 

94 
108 
76 
80 
95 
59 
36 
71 
50 
40 

74 
31 


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34- • 
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2 
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2 
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38 . 
39- • 
40.. 
41.. 
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43-- 

44.. 

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46.. 

47- • 
48.. 
50.. 
52.. 
54- • 
55-. 
56.. 

57-- 


12 

8 

3 

20 

I 

2 

3 
I 
2 

1 5 
6 

14 
4 

5 
3 

2 
3 


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6 

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17 

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2 

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12 

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GRAND LODGE OF CANADA, 



Synopsis of the Returns of Lodges for the year ending 24th June, 1886. 
Continued. 



6 


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II 

2 

9 
I 

14 

I 

14 
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RECAPITULATION 

OF THE RETURNS OF LODGES FOR THE YEAR ENDING 24TH JUNE, 
1886, AS FAR AS HEARD FROM. 

Lodges Organized and affiliated 417 

Extinct 17 

Ceded to Grand Lodge of Quebec 38 

" " " Manitoba 5 

Number on Roll 357 

Represented in Grand Lodge 286 

iations Reported 1308 

Passings " 1218 

Raisings " 1115 

Joinings " 395 

Restorations " 141 

Resignations '* 716 

Deaths " , 212 

Suspensions for Non-payment of Dues 645 

" for Unmasonic Conduct 11 

Expulsions None. 

Members in Good Standing 19256 



Init 



Gross receipts for the year ending 31st May, 1886. $16,482 09 
Assets of Grand Lodge as per Grand Treasurer's 

Statement, 31st May, 1886 68,959 94 



326 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

LIST OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR 1886-87. 

M. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, LL.B., Collingwood, Grand Master. 

R. " " R. T. Walkem, Q. C, Kingston, Deputy Grand Master. 

' Robt. M. Stuart, Dresden, D. D. G. M. 

' John Sinclair, Petrolia, *' 

' Luke Slater, St. Thomas, " 

■' Chris. McLellan, Stratford, " 

•' J. F. H. Gunn, Walkerton, " 

' J. C. Hegler, Ingersoll, " 

" T. P. Smtth, Flora, 

' W. Kerns, Burlington, " 

♦ H. S. Broughton, Bradford, " 

' T. L. M. Tipton, Dunnville, " 

" J. Ross Robertson, Toronto, " 

" Robert McGaw, Oshawa, " 

" James TuUoch, Stirling, " 

" Frederick Welch, Kingston, " 

" A. L. Riddel, Brockville, " 

" James H. Burritt, Pembroke, *' 

" A. W. Thompson, Port Arthur, " 

" J. E. D'Avignon, Windsor, Grand S. Warden. 

" W. J. Simpson, Brockville, " J. " 

" Rev. C. L. Worrell, Morrisburg, Grand Chaplain. 

" E. Mitchell, Hamilton, Grand Treasurer. 

" G. J. Bennett, Parkdale, Grand Registrar. 

" J. J. Mason, Hamilton, Grand Secretary. 

" Colin W. Postlethwaite, Toronto, Grand Senior Deacon. 

" Le F. A. Maingy, Ottawa, " Junior " 

" Wm. H. Ponton, Belleville, Grand Supt. of Works. 

" John Kerr, Ingersoll, Grand Director of Ceremonies. 

" Richard E. Gallagher, Hamilton, Assistant Grand Secretary. 

" Herbert C. Simpson, London, " " Dir. of Cer« 

" Henry J. Wilkinson, Kingston, Grand Sword Bearer. 

" Arthur W. Carkeek, Toronto, Grand Organist. 

" Levi Secord, M. D., Brantford, Assistant Grand Organist. 

■' Alex. Stewart, Brockville, Grand Pursuivant. 

" Wm. B. Doherty, St. Thomas, ~1 

" Ichabod Baker, Stratford, 

■' Edward H. Thompson, Niagara. 

•' Frank B. Gregory, Collingwood, 

■' James Scott, Wallaceburgh, 

•' John M. Hart, Cannington, 

' Walter Paterson, Jr., Peterboro', 

" John Tindale, Fergus, 

■' Richard Nokes, Southampton, 

■' Alva Trusler, Camlachie, 

" John J. Buckley, Penetanguishene, 

" David T. Ferguson, Rat Portage, J 

•' John Grant, Brockville, Grand Tyler. 



- Grand Stewards. 



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BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES— 1886-87. 



PRESIDENT : 

R. W. Bro. R. T, Walkem, Q. C, Deputy Grand Master Kingston. 



VICE-PRESIDENT 

R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, P. G. S. W. 



. . .Owen Sound. 



R. W. 



(by virtue of OFFICE.) 

M. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, LL.B., Grand Master. .Collingwood. 

" •' A. A. Stevenson, Past Grand Master Montreal. 

St. C^arines. 

Ottawa. 

Toronto. 

Kingston. 

London. 

Barrie. 

Preston. 

Hamilton. 



Jas. Seymour. 

Hon. T.White, M. P., 

J. K. Kerr, Q. C., 

J. A. Henderson, Q.C 

Jas. Moffat, 

Daniel Spry, 

Otto Klotz, 

Hugh Murray, 

R.T. Walkem, Q.C., Deputy Grand Master, Kingston. 

Robt. M. Stuart, D. D. G. M Dresden. 



John Sinclair, " 

Luke Slater, " 

Cristopher McLellan, " 

J. F. H. Gunn, " 

J. C. Hegler, " 

T. P. Smith, " 

Wm. Kerns, " 

H. S. Broughton, " 

T. L. M. Tipton, " 

J. Ross Robertson, " 

Robt. McCaw, " 

James Tulloch, " 

Frederick Welch, *' 

A. L. Riddel, " 

Jas. H. Burritt, " 

A.W.Thompson, " 

J. E. D'Avignon, Grand Senior Warden. 



. Petrolia. 
.St. Thomas. 
. Stratford. 
. Walkerton. 
. Ingersoll. 
.Elora. 
. Burlington. 

. Bradford. 

.Dunnville. 

. Toronto. 

. Oshawa. 

.Stirling. 

. Kingston. 

. Brockville. 

. Pembroke. 

.Port Arthur. 
, . Windsor. 



W. J. Simpson, Grand Junior Warden Brockville. 



328 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

ELECTED BY GRAND LODGE. 

R. W. Bro. David McLellan, P. G. S. W Hamilton. 

" " Donald Ross, P. D. D. G, M Picton. 

*' " L. H. Henderson, " Belleville. 

" *' Henry Macpherson, P. G. S. W Owen Sound. 

" " J. G. Burns, P. D. D. G. M Toronto. 

" " Thos. Sargant, " " 

" " R. B. Hungerlord, " London. 

" J. S. Dewar, P. G. J. W 

" " J. H. Widdifield, M. D., P. D. D. G. M Newmarket. 

" *' Robt. Hendry, Jr. " Kingston. 

APPOINTED BY THE GRAND MASTER. 

R. W. Bro. E. H. Long, P. G. R Waterford. 

" Edwin Plant, P. G. S. W Ottawa. 

" F. C. Martin, P. G. R Woodstock. 

" R. Radclifte, P. D. D. G. M Goderich. 

" F. J. Menet, " Toronto. 

" 'Allan McLean, P. G. S. W Kingston. 

" D. H. Martyn, M. D., P. D. D. G. M Kincardine. 

" E. H. D. Hall, " Peterborough 

" John Creasor, Q. C., " Owen Sound. 

" James Reynolds, " Brockville. 



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BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES, 1886-87. 

SUB-COMMITTEES. 



AUDIT AND FINANCE. 

R. W. Bro. T. Sargant, Chairman ; R. W. Bro. Allen McLean, R. W. 
Bro. R. B. Hungerford, R. W. Bro. F. Welch, R. W. Bro. J. H. Widdi- 
field, R. W. Bro. T. P. Smith, R. \V. Bro. H. S. Broughton, R. W. Bro. 
F, C. Martin. 

BENEVOLENCE. 

M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, Chairman ; M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, R. W. 
Bro. David McLellan, R. W. Bro. E. H. Long, R. W. Bro. J. G. Burns, 
R. W. Bro. John Sinclair, R. W. Bro. Luke Slater, R. W. Bro. J. E. 
D 'Avignon. 

CONDITION OF MASONRY. 

R. W. Bro. F. J. Menet, Chairman ; M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, R. W. 
Bro. W. J. Simpson, R. W. Bro. James Reynolds, R. W. Bro. E. Plant, 
R. W. Bro. James TuUoch, R. W. Bro. J. S. Dewar. 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS. 

R. W. Bro. L. H. Henderson, Chairman ; M. W. Bro. D. Spry, M. W. 
Bro. D. H. Martyn, R. W. Bro. R. Radclifte, R. W. Bro. John Creasor, 
R. W. Bro. J. C. Hegler, R. W. Bro. J. H. Burritt, R. W. Bro. 
E. H. D. Hall. 

JURISPRUDENCE. 

R. W. Bro. Hy. Macpherson, Chairman ; M. W. Bro. J. A. Henderson, 
M. W. Bro. J. K. Kerr, R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson, R. W. Bro. 
T. L. M. Tipton, R. W. Bro. R. M. Stuart, R. W. Bro. C. McLellan, 
R. W. Bro. Robt. McCaw. 

WARRANTS. 

R. W. Bro. Donald Ross, Chairman ; M. W. Bro. James Seymour, 
R. W. Bro. A. L. Riddel, R. W. Bro. W. Kerns, R. W. Bro. R. Hendry, 
Jr., R. W. Bro. J. F. H. Gunn, R. W. Bro. A. W. Thompson. 



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GRAND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE GRAND LODGE 
OF CANADA. 



IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, 

England R. W. Bro. The Rt. Hon. Lord de Tably. 

Ireland " " Humphrey Minchin, Dublin. 

Scotland " " Lindsay Mackersy, Edinburgh. 

IN THE DOMINION OF CANADA. 

British Columbia R. W. Bro. Wm. Dalby, Victoria. 

Manitoba M. \V. " Rev. Samuel P. Matheson, Winnipeg 

New Brunswick " " John F. Ellis, St. John. 

Nova Scotia W. " Andrew K. McKinlay, Halifax. 

Prince Edward Island M. W. " Hon. John Yeo, Port Hill. 

Quebec R. W. " Alexander Murray, Montreal. 

IN THE UNITED STATES. 

Alabama W. Bro. Geo. F. Moore, Montgomery. 

Arizona R. " Benjamin Titus, Tombstone. 

Arkansas " " Raphael M Johnson, Ft. Smith, 

California M. " W, Caldwell Belcher, Marysville. 

Colorado " " Byron L. Carr, Longmont. 

Connecticut " William Knox, Hartford. 

Dakota R. *' John Davidson, Bismark. 

Delaware M. " Jos. W. H. Watson, Newport. 

District of Columbia R. " Joseph H. Jochum, Washington, 

Florida " " DeWitt C. Dawkins, Jacksonville 

Georgia " " Jas. A. Gray, Atlanta. 

Idaho " " B. M. Davis, Silver City. 

Illinois " " Wiley M. Egan, Chicago. 

Indian Territory " John Rennie, Savanna. 

Indiana M. " Robt. Van. Valzah, Terra Haute. 

Iowa " " Theodore S. Parvin, Cedar Rapids 

Kansas R. " E. T. Carr, Leavenworth. 

Kentucky " " Jas. W. Hopper, Lebanon. 

Lousiana " " J. C. Batchelor, M.D., N. Orleans. 

Maine M. " David Cargill, East Livermore. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 331 

Maryland R. W. Bro. Woodward Abrahams, 'Baltimore. 

Michigan M. " John W. Finch, Adrian. 

Minnesota " " Edward W. Durant, Stillwater. 

Mississippi R. " W. G. Paxton, Vicksburg. 

Missouri M. *' Xenophon Ryland, Lexington. 

Montana " Joseph A. Hyde, Butte City. 

Nebraska M. " Robt. C. Gordon, Grand Island. 

Nevada R. " Samuel W. Chubbuck, Gold Hill. 

New Hampshire M. " Andrew Bunton, Manchester. 

New Jersey '* " Henry R. Cannon, Elizabeth. 

New Mexico R. '' Simon B. Newcomb, Mesilla. 

New York " Sydney F. Walker, New York. 

North Carolina M. " Geo. W. Blunt, Wilson. 

Ohio " " Chas. A. Woodward, Cleveland. 

Oregon : . . . . R. " Donald McKay, Portland. 

Pennsylvania '■ " Samuel C. Perkins, Philadelphia. 

Rhode Island M. " Ariel Ballou, Woonsocket. 

South Carolina " A. Doty, jr., Charleston. 

Tennessee M. " Elihu Edmunson, Pulaski. 

Texas " " Philip C. Tucker, Galveston. 

Utah R. " Alex. Topence, Corinne. 

Vermont •. .M. " Levant M. Read, Bellow's Falls. 

Virginia R. " Rev. G.W. Dame, D.D., Danville 

Washington Territory M, " John P. Jordan, Seattle. 

West Virginia R. " W. H. Freeman, Clarksburg. 

Wisconsin " " Charles Kahn, Milwaukee. 

Wyoming " " James E. Gates, Laramie City. 

IN OTHER COUNTRIES. 

Brazil Bro. Franc de Paula Romas. 

Central America " L. Montafar. 

Chili " A. M. Medina. 

Greece M. W. " H. I. H. Prince Rhodocanakis. 

Italy " Francisco de Luca. 

Mexico '* Louis Guapil. 

New Grenada " J. M. Samper Angiano. 

Now South Wales M. W. " Hon. J . S. Farnell. 

Peru " Gustavo Lama. 

Portugal " Joas Caetano D'Almeida. 

Saint Domingo . " Jacinto de Castro. 

Uruguay " Belisario Conrado. 

Venezuela ** Antonio M. Mollejas. 

Victoria R. W. " Edwin Parnell. 



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GRAND REPRESENTATIVES IN THE GRAND LODGE OF 
CANADA. 



FOR THE UNITED KINGDON. 

England R. W. Bro. Rt. Hon. Sir John A. Macdonald, 

K. C. B. 

Ireland " " Kivas Tully, Toronto. 

Scotland " " Hugh A. Mackay, Berlin. 

FOR THE DOMINION OF CANADA. 

British Columbia R. W. Bro. JohnCreasor, Q C, Owen Sound.. 

Manitoba " " rE. Irving, Q. C, Hamilton. 

New Brunswick V. W. " Hon.T. B. Pardee, Q.C., ".Toronto.. 

Nova Scotia R. W. " G. J. Waugh, Stratford. 

Prince Edward Island M. M. " Hugh Murray, Hamilton. 

Quebec R. W. " Robt. McKay, St. Thomas. 

FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 

Alabama R. W. Bro. S. B. Harman, Toronto. 

Arizona " " R. Hendry, Jr,, Kingston. 

Arkansas " " A. J. Cambie, Ottawa. 

California " " E. Mitchell, Hamilton. 

Colorada " " F. J. Menet, Toronto. 

Connecticut M. W. " A. A. Stevenson, Montreal. 

Dakota R. W. " J. G. Burns, Toronto. 

Delaware " *' J. B. Trayes, Port Hope. 

District of Columbia M. W. *' Henry Robertson, CoUingwood.. 

Florida.. R. W. " J. J. Mason, Hamilton. 

Georgia " " David McLellan, Hamilton. 

Idaho M. W. " James Moftat, London, 

Illinois R. W. " David McLellan, Hamilton. 

Indian Territory " «' E. H. D. Hall, Peterborough. 

Indiana M. W. " J. K. Kerr, Q. C, Toronto. 

Iowa ; R. W. " J. J. Mason, Hamilton. 

Kansas " " J. J. Mason, Hamilton. 

Kentucky M. W. " Daniel Spry, Barrie. 

Louisiana R. W. " Geo. S. Birrell, London. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 333 

Maine R. W. Bro. John W. Murton, Hamilton. 

Maryland " " Hy. Macpherson, Owen Sound. 

Michigan " " Hugh A. Mackay, Berlin. 

Minnesota M. W. " A. A. Stevenson, Montreal. 

Mississippi " " James Seymour, St. Catharines. 

Missouri " " J. K. Kerr, Q. C, Toronto. 

Montana R. W. '• J. M. Gibson, Hamilton. 

Nebraska V. W. " C. W. Brown, Toronto. 

Nevada M. W. " Hon. Thos. White, Montreal. 

New Hampshire " " J. A. Henderson, Q.C., Kingston. 

New Jersey " " J. K. Kerr, Q. C, Toronto. 

New Mexico R. W. " P. J. Brown, IngersoU. 

New York M. W. " J A. Henderson, Q-C, Kingston. 

North Carolina R. W. " L. H. Henderson, Belleville. 

Ohio " " L. G. Jarvis, London. 

Oregon " " CD. Macdonnell, Peterborough. 

Pennsylvania M. W. " James Moffat, London. 

Rhode Island V. W. " Robt. Lewis, London. 

South Carolina R. W. " T. C. Macnabb, Chatham. 

Tennesee " " S. B. Harman, Toronto. 

Texas M. W. " J. K. Kerr, Q. C, Toronto. 

Utah " " J. K. Kerr, Q. C, Toronto. 

Vermont R. VV. " A. J. Cambie, Ottawa. 

Virginia " " J. Ross Robertson, Toronto. 

Washington Territory M. W. " Otto Klotz, Preston. 

West Virginia R. W. " J. E. Harding, Stratford. 

Wisconsin " " Thos. Sargant, Toronto. 

Wyoming " " R. P. Stephens, Toronto. 

FOR OTHER COUNTRIES. 

Brazil M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, Montreal. 

Chili R. W. " Rev.V.Clementi,B.A.,Peterboro'. 

Colon and Isle of Cuba " " G. H. F. Dartnell, Whitby. 

Greece M. W. " Daniel Spry, Barrie. 

New South Wales " " Daniel Spry, Barrie. 

Peru R. W. " R. T. Walkem, Q. C, Kingston. 

St. Domingo M. W. •' Otto Klotz, Preston. 

United States of Colombia. R. W. " John Walsh, Ottawa. 

Uruguay " " Hy. Macpherson, Owen Sound. 

Victoria " '• Wm. Gibson, Beamsville. 






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GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



LIST OF GRAND LODGES IN NORTH AMERICA. 

WITH NAMES AND RESIDENCES OF THE GRAND SECRETARIES. 



STATE OR PROVINCE. 



Alabama 

Arizona 

Arkansas 

British Columbia. . . . 

California 

Canada 

Colorado 

Connecticut 

Dakota 

Delaware 

District of Columbia. 

Florida 

Georgia 

Idaho 

Illinois 

Indian Territory. . . . 

Indiana 

Iowa 

Kansas 

Kentucky 



Louisiana. 

Maine 

Manitoba 

Maryland 

Massachusetts 

Michigan 

Minnessota 

Mississippi 

Missouri 

Montana 

Nebraska 

Neyada 

New Brunswick 

New Hampshire 

New Jersey 

New Mexico 

New York 

North Carolina 

Nova Scotia 

Ohio 

Oregon 

Pennsylvania 

Prince Edward Island. 

Quebec 

Rhode Island 



GRAND SECRETARY. 



Daniel Sayre 

G.J. Roskruge 

Fay Hempstead 

Edward C. Neufelder 

Alexander G. Abell 

J. J. Mason 

Edward C. Parnielee 

[oseph K. Wheeler 

Charles T. McCoy 

William S. Hayes 

William R. Singleton 

DeWitt C. Dawkins 

A. M. Wolihin 

James H. Wickersham .... 

Loyal L. Munn 

J. S. Murrow 

William H . Smy the 

T. S. Parvin 

John H. Brown 

Hiram Bassett 

James C. Batchelor, M. D. 

Ira Berry 

W. G. Scott 

Jacob H. Medairy 

S. D. Nickerson 

William P. Innes 

A. T. C. Pierson 

J. L. Power.. . . 

Rev. J. D. Vincil, D. D... 

Cornelius Hedges 

William R. Bowen 

[ohn D. Hammond 

Edwin J. Wetmore 

G, P. Cleaves 

Joseph H. Hough 

A. A. Keen 

E. M. L.Ehlers.' 

Donald W. Bain , 

Benjamin Curren, D.C. L. 
John D. Caldwell 

F. J. Babcock 

Michael Nisbet 

B. Wilson Higgs 

John H. Isaacson 

Edwin Baker 



RESIDENCE. 



Montgomery. 

Tuscon. 

Little Rock. 

Victoria. 

San Francisco. 

Hamilton. 

Georgetown. 

Hartford. 

Aberdeen. 

Wilmington. 

Washington. 

Jacksonville. 

Macon. 

Silver City. 

Freeport. 

Atoka. 

Indianapolis. 

Cedar Rapids. 

W'yandotte. 

Millersburg. 

New Orleans. 

Portland. 

Winnipeg. 

Baltimore. 

Boston. 

Grand Rapids. 

St. Paul. 

Jackson. 

St. Louis. 

Helena. 

Omaha. 

Carson. 

St. John, 

Concord. 

Trenton. 

Las Vegas. 

New York. 

Raleigh. 

Halifax. 

Cincinnati. 

Salem. 

Philadelphia. 

Charlottetown. 

Montreal. 

Providence. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 335 

LIST OF GRAND LODGES IN NORTH AMERICA. 

WITH NAMES AND PESIDENCES OF THE GRAND SECRETARIES. 

( Continued. ) 



STATE OR PROVINCE. 


GRAND SECRETARY. 


RESIDENCE. 


South Carolina 

Tennessee 


Charles Inglesby 

John Frizzell 


Charleston. 
Nashville. 


Texas 


T. W. Hudson 

Christopher Diehl 


Houston. 


Utah 


Salt Lake City. 
Bellows Falls. 




Levant M. Read . . 

W. B. Isaacs 

Thomas ^L Reed 


Virginia 

Washington Territory. . . 


Richmond. 
Olympia. 
Wheeling. 
Milwaukee. 




John W. Laflin 

E. P. Snow 


Wyoming 


Cheyenne. 



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336 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS, 1886. 



Annual Communication, where held 19 

" " next place of meeting 226 

Accounts, Grand Secretary 239 

*' " Treasurer 244 

Addresses of Welcome to the Grand Master 45 

Address of Grand Master 47 

" " " Report of Board on 232 

Audit and Finance, Report of Board on no 

Appointment of Grand Officers 236 

" Members of Board of General Purposes 235 

Benevolence, Report of Board on 115 

Board of General Purposes, Election of 235 

" " " List of Members of 327 

Condition of Masonry, Report of Board on 138 

Credentials, Committee on 28 

Committee on Ritual 236 

Committee on Presentation to M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray 236 

District Deputy Grand Masters, Nomination of 235 

Deaths 308 

Grand Lodge : — 

Special Communication, Smith's Falls 3 

" " Marmora 10 

" " Jarvis 13 

Annual " Officers present 19 

" " Members present 28 

" " Officers elected 234 

" " Officers appointed 236 

Grievances and Appeals, Report of Board on 131 

Grand Representatives, List of 330 

Grand Lodges, List of 334 

Grand Officers, List of 326 

In Memoriam Pages 313 

Jurisprudence, Report of Board on 227 

Lodges Represented at Annual Communication 28 

Lodges, List of 275 

" "by Districts 288 

Notices of Motion : — 

I. By M. W. Bro. Daniel Spry, — That the following words be 
added to Section 34 of the Book of Constitution, namely : 
** A proposed amendment, of which notice has been given, 
may be amended by Grand Lodge, and a motion to that 

effect will be in order without further notice." 237 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 337 

2 By R. W. Bro. D. H. Martyn.-That Section 8 " of Grand ^^ 

Lodge," in the Book of Constitution, be struck out 237 ^^^ 

. By W. Bro. John Kent,-That the words, " may delegate 

' any Master or Past Master entitled to a seat in Grand 

Lodge," in Clause 8 of the Book of Constitution, be struck 

out, and the following inserted instead, "any other Past 

Master of such Lodge entitled to a seat in Grand Lodge. .. 237 

. By W Bro. H. F. Holland,-That St. John's Lodge, No. 
17 Cobourg, Colborne Lodge, No. 91. Colborne, Grafton 
Lodge No. 308, Grafton, ahd Excelsior Lodge, No. 353. 
Colborne, be taken from the Prince Edward District and ^ 

added to the Ontario District ^37 

c By W Bro. F. C. Lightfoot.-That the territory taken from 
Ottawa District by the vote of Grand Lodge, which adopted 
the report of the Committee on the re-distribution of Dis- 
tricts, and given to St. Lawrence District, be restored to the ^^ 

former 

6 By R. W. Bro. E. H. D. Hall,-That Section 78 of the 
book of Constitution be amended to read as follows :- 
" The Board of General Purposes shall consist of the Grand 
Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the District Deputy 
Grand Master of each District, the Grand Wardens, and 
twenty other members, of whom each District shall dect 
one and the balance shall be elected by Grand Lodge 238 

7 By R W Bro. E. H. D. Hall,-That the motions directing 
the payment oi the expenses of the members of the Board of 
General Purposes, and other Grand Lodge Officers-except 
the Grand Secretary-be rescinded, and that in future, none 

of the funds of Grand Lodge be expended for this purpose. 238 

8 By V W Bro. T. A. Wills,— That a clause be added to the 
Constitution, a; follows:-" No Lodge shall permit to be 
used in any room used by them for either hall, Lodge-room, 
or at the refreshment table, wines or spirits or other intoxi- 

. ,. 238 

eating liquors 

Report of D. D. G. Master, St Clair District °5 

14 •' " London " ' 

Wilson " 74 

Huron " ^6 

., .> " Wellington " ^8 

,, i« " Hamilton " ^^ 

..82 

I. '• " Jsiagara 



Toronto 



92 



Georgian "' "^ 



Ontario 



97 



P. Edward " 99 



338 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Report of D. D. G. Master, St. Lawrence District io6 

" " " Ottawa " loS 

Reports of Board of General Purposes on : — 

Audit and Finance no 

Benevolence 115 

Jurisprudence 227 

Grievances and Appeals 131 

Warrants 109 

Grand Master's Address 232 

Condition of Masonry 138 

Report of Committee on Revision of the Constitution 14S 

Report of Committee on Re-distribution of Districts 203 

Report of Scrutineers of Ballot 234 

Report of Committee on Credentials 28, 226 

Resolutions : — 

To confirm Minutes of Annual Communication, 1885 44 

To confirm Special Communications, 1885 44 

To refer Address of G. M. to Board of General Purposes 65 

To receive and adopt Report of the Board on Address 234 

That the Reports of the D. D. G. M.'s be received and con- 
sidered as read, and referred to the Board 65 

To receive and adopt Report on Warrants no 

To receive Report on Audit and Finance 114 

To adopt Report on Audit and Finance n4 

To receive and adopt Report on Benevolence 131 

To receive and adopt Report on Condition of Masonry 148 

To receive and adopt Report on Jurisprudence 231 

To receive and adopt Report on Grievances and Appeals 137 

To amend Report on Grievances and Appeals 138 

To receive and adopt Report of Committee on Re-distribution 

of Districts 224 

To transfer $S,ooo from the General Fund to the Fund of 

Benevolence, current account 227 

To receive and adopt Report of Committee on Credentials 227 

That Section 115 (on page 46) ol th^ Constitution be amended 
by adding the word "five" in the second line after the 
word "twenty" and before the word dollars, making the sum 
for initiation twenty five dollars (instead of twenty dollars) 
as the minimum consideration for which a Lodge shall 

make a Mason. Lost 224 

That no Lodge shall permit to be used in any room used by them 
for either hall, Lodge-room, or at the refreshment table, 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, WINDSOR, 5886. 339 

wines or spirits or other intoxicating liquors. Ruled out of 

order -^4 

That Section 132 of the Constitution be amended by striking out 

all after the word "remitted" in the second line. Lost 225 

That Article 109 of the Constitution be amended by inserting 
after the word "days" in the first line the words, "and 

hours." 2^5 

That the Constitution be amended so as to provide that the actual 
travelling expenses (certified) of D. D G. M.'s shall be paid 

out of the funds ot Grand Lodge. Lost 225 

That whereas numerous complaints have been made that Lodges 
have been guilty of infringement of jurisdiction by initiating 
candidates whose residences were not within the limit of 
such Lodges, respectively; and a want of harmony between 
Lodges has resulted from such infringement, 
And whereas, the Board of General Purposes in their " Report 
on the Condition of Masonry" (G. L. P., 1884, page 134) 
did respectfully report to Grand Lodge, that a heavier pen- 
alty than merely a refund of the initiation fee be inflicted on 
the Worshipful Master, who in the most flagrant manner 
encroaches on the territory not his own. 
And whereas. Grand Lodge by its adoption of that Report 

approved of and confirmed that suggestion. 
Be it therefore resolved that any wilful infringement of jurisdic- 
tion of a lodge without proper dispensation, is absolutely 
illegal and a gross Masonic offence. 
That any Worshipful Master who takes action upon a petition 
lor initiation into his Lodge from a person who resides out- 
side of the jurisdiction of that Lodge, and who permits the 
ballot to be taken upon such a petition, without having first 
presented to him a dispensation from the Grand Master, 
authorizing the reception and action upon such a petition, 
shall upon being found guilty of that offence, be suspended 
by the M. W. the Grand Master for the term of one year 

from all Masonic rights, privileges and benefits. Lost 225 

Thanking Oriental Lodge, No. 240, Detroit 231 

Thanking the Windsor Lodges 237 

To determine the place for holding the next Annual Communi- 
cation 226 

To present a testimonial to M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray 236 

Restorations 305 

Returns of Subordinate Lodges 275 

Recapitulation 325 

Scrutineers appointed 234 



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GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



Suspensions, U. M. C 299 

Suspensions, N. P. D 299 

Synopsis of Returns to Grand Lodge 317 

Warrants, Report of Board on 109 




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