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A SPECIAL COMMUNICATION 
HELD AT PETROLIA ON THE 28th JUNE, A. L. 5837. 



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Tnirty-tond Annual Communication 

HELD AT THE TOWN OF BROCKVILLE, 
ON THE 

13th and 14th July, A. D. 1887, A. L. 5887. 




ORDERED TO BE READ IN ALL LODGES AND PRESERVED. 



TIMES PRINTING COMPANY. 



1887. 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



PROCEEDINGS 



At an Especial Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, 
Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, held in the Town of 
Petrolia, on Tuesday, June 28th, A. L. 5887, A. D. 1887. 









PRESENT : 






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4 (;rand lodge of Canada. 

The Grand Lodge was opened in a?npleform, in the ante-room 
of the Masonic Hall, East End, at half-past two o'clock p. m., 
by the M. W., the Grand Master of Canada, who stated that 
the communication had been called for the purpose of assisting 
him in laying the corner stone of a Masonic Temple, in the 
Town of Petrolia. 

A procession was then formed under the directions of the 
acting Grand Director of Ceremonies, Bro. G. S. Pitkin, and 
headed by the Oil Springs Brass Band, marched to the site of 
the Masonic Temple, and the front of the procession having 
reached the place, a halt was made, the ranks opened and 
faced inwards, when the Grand Master, supported by the Grand 
Officers, passed through to the north-east corner, where a 
platform had been erected for their convenience. 

Prayer having been offered by the acting Grand Chaplain, 
Rev. Bro. Hayhurst, the acting Grand Secretary, W. Bro. 
Peat, read the following scroll : — 

:*u thr llnmr unit l»tj ttic faoor of tlje (6luiiuuo 
Jlrrtiitrct of ^raurtt and (iFai'tli, 

ON THE 28th DAY OF JUNE, A. D. 1887, 

and of the era of Freemasonry A. L. 5887, and in the fifty-first year 
(being Jubilee year), of the reign of our Gracious Sovereign 

jJtctmia, 

Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India and Depend- 
encies in Asia, Europe and Africa, Dominion of 
Canada, Australia, etc., etc. : 

The Most Honorable HENRY CHARLES KEITH PETTY 

FITZMAUR1CE, G. C. M. G., etc., LORD LANSDOWNE, 

being Governor-General of Canada. 

The Hon. SIR ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, Lieutenant-Governor 
of Ontario. 

The Rt. Hon. SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD, Premier of the 
Dominion of Canada. 

The Hon. OLIVER MOWAT, Premier of Ontario. 

George Moncrieff, Esq., M. P., East Riding of the County of Lambton. 

The -Hon. Timothy B. Pardee, M. P. P., West Riding of the County 

of Lambton. 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, PETROLIA, 5887. 5 

John Fraser, Esq., Mayor of the Town of Petrolia. 
George S. McPherson, Clerk of the Town of Petrolia. 

Officers of the Masonic Temple Company. — Edward D. Kirby, 

Jacob L. Englehart, Martin J. Woodward, William Stevenson, 

John Sinclair, D. D. G. M. 

Directors — E. D. Kirby, President; J. Sinclair, D. D. G. M., Treas- 
urer ; G. S. Pitkin, Secretary. 

Bro. Alexander Macdonald, Inspector. 

Messrs. J. & J. Kerr, Contractors. 

George T. Durand, Esq., Architect. 

®lje Corner stcuir 

of the Masonic Temple erected by the Masonic Temple Company on 
behalf of Petrolia Lodge No. 194 and Washington Lodge No. 260 
A. F. & A. M. 

officers of petrolia lodge : 

Bro. E. D. Kirby, W. M. 
H. Mann, S. W. 
S. Phillips, B. A., J. W. 
R. W. " Jno. Sinclair, D. D. G. M., Treasurer. 
W. " Robt. Jackson, Secretary. 

OFFICERS OF WASHINGTON LODGE : 

W. Bro. Charles Wilson, W. M. 
" G. S. Pitkin, S. W. 
E. G. Scott, J. W. 
W. " W. Stevenson, Treasurer. 
W. " Jas. Peat, Secretary. 

was laid by M.W. Bro. Henry Robertson, LL.B., Grand Master of the Grand 
Lodge of A. F. & A. Masons of Canada, assisted by the Grand Officers, 
together with a large concourse of visiting Brethren from the different 
Lodges in St. Clair District, in accordance with the ceremonies and 
usages of the Order, which may the G. A. O. T. U. ever protect and 
prosper. 

The acting Grand Secretary, then announced that in the 
copper casket to be deposited in the cavity of the stone, were 
placed the following articles : — Constitution and By-Laws of 
Grand Lodge ; Copy of the proceedings of Grand Lodge of 
Canada, 1886 ; By-Laws of Petrolia Lodge, No. 194; ditto of 
Washington Lodge, No. 260; ditto of Bruce Chapter Royal 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Arch Masons, No. 53, of Petrolia ; Jubilee notes by the Rev. 
A. Beamer, delivered in the Presbyterian Church, Petrolia, 
June 19th, 1887. First Annual Announcements of Petrolia 
High Schools, 1885 and 1886; 1,000 barrel Exchange Receipt, 
No. 1749, of the Crown Warehousing Co., made in favor of 
Masonic Temple Co.. current coins of Canada, 50c, 25c, 10c, 
5c, ic., and 25c. Canadian Scrip; copies of the Toronto 
Daily Globe and Mail, and Petrolia Weekly Advertiser and 
Topic. 

W. M. Bro. E. D. Kirby, on behalf of the fraternity in 
Petrolia, then presented the Grand Master with an address and 
an elegant silver trowel, which bore the following inscription : — 

"Presented to M. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, L. L. B., Grand Master 
of the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M., of Canada, by the Free Masons of 
the Town of Petrolia, on the occasion of the laying of the corner stone of 
the Masonic Temple, 28th June, 1887." 

THE FOLLOWING IS THE ADDRESS : 

To the Most Worshipful Brother Henry Robertson, L. L. B., 
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of A. F. & A. Masons, of 
Canada : 

Most Worshipful, Sir & Bro :— 

We, the undersigned Masters of Petrolia Lodge, No. 194, and 
Washington Lodge, No. 260, A. F. & A. M., on behalf of other officers 
and members of said Lodges ; desire to express the great pleasure your 
presence on this occasion has afforded us, and we tender you a hearty and 
fraternal welcome on this auspicious occasion of laying the foundation 
stone of the Masonic Temple in Petrolia, marking as it does the progress 
of Freemasonry, whose principles are based on the corner stone of the 
great globe itself, and will last as long as time may exist ; and furthermore 
we pray that the G. A. O. T. U., may grant you and yours long life and 
prosperity. 

Signed on behalf of the officers and members of our respective Lodges. 

E. D. KIRBY, W. M. 194. 
C. WILSON, W. M. 260. 

The most worshipful the Grand Master having graciously 
acknowledged and accepted the gift, the cement was prepared 
and the upper stone lowered, with three halts, at which intervals 
the band played appropriate airs ; when it had been lowered 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, PETROLIA, 5887. 7 

into its proper place, the practical tests were made under the 
personal direction of the Grand Master; first by Bro. R. Jackson, 
Grand Junior Warden, with the plumb rule ; next by Bro. D 
Trotter, Grand Senior Warden, with the level ; and then by 
Bro. John Sinclair, Deputy Grand Master, with the square. 
The tests being satisfactory, the Grand Master then approached 
the stone and struck it three times with his gavel, saying : 
Nothing now remains but for me to complete the work, 
well made, well proved, truly laid, true and trusty, and may 
this undertaking be completed by the craftsmen according to 
the Grand Plan of peace, harmony and brotherly love. 

The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, borne by W. Bro. J. 
W. Ford ; the wine, borne by W. Bro. Chas. Wilson, and the 
oil, borne by W. Bro. E. D. Kirby, were then handed to the 
Grand Master, by whom the stone was strewn with corn, 
moistened with wine, and anointed with oil, and as he per- 
formed 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 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 blessing of the Supreme Architect of the Universe be 
upon this edifice and all connected with it." 

The Band then played a selection, after which addresses 
were made by Bro. Hayhurst, his worship the Mayor, and Bro. 
E. D. Kirby. The Grand Master then inspected the plans 
and specifications of the building, after which he handed them 
to Mr. John Kerr, the contractor, with the admonition to 
continue the work to completion as well as he had commenced, 
and all would be well. 

The Grand Honors were then given by Bro. G. S. Pitkin, 
assisted by all the brethren ; the procession reformed and 
returned to the Masonic Hall, and after the Grand Master had 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



expressed his gratification at the successful nature of the day's 
proceedings, the Grand Lodge was closed in ample form. 



ATTEST. 




Grand Secretary. 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



PROCEEDINGS. 

At the Thirty-second Annual Communication of the Grand 
Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, 
held in the Opera House, in the Town of Brockville, com- 
mencing on Wednesday, the 13th day of July, A. D. 1887, 
A. L. 5887. 

PRESENT : 

M. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, LL. B., Grand Master, 

on the Throne. 
R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, Q. C, Deputy Grand Master. 
" " J. E. D'Avignon, Grand Senior Warden. 



W. J. Simpson, " 

Rev. C.L.Worrell, M. A. " 
Edward Mitchell, " 

G. J. Bennett, 
J. J. Mason, " 

C. W. Postlethwaite, " 
Le. F. A. Maingy, " 

W. H. Ponton, 
H.A.Mackelcan, as As't " 
H. J. Wilkinson, " 

L. Secord, M. IX, Ass't " 
Alex. Stewart, " 

W. B. Doherty, 
Ichabod Baker, 
J. M. Hart, 
Walter Patterson,/ 
W. L. P. Eager, \ 
John Hoodless, J 

John Grant, 



Junior Warden. 

Chaplain. 

Treasurer. 

Registrar. 

Secretary. 

Senior Deacon. 

Junior Deacon. 

Supt. of Works 

Secretary. 

Sword Bearer. 

Organist. 

Grand Pursuivant. 



Stewards. 



Tyler. 



IO GRAND LODOIi OF CANADA. 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 



1. W. Bro. R. M. Stewart, 


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St. Clair 


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" " " Luke Slater, 


London 


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" «• " C. McLellan, 


South Huron 


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" " " J. F. H. Gunn, 


North Huron 


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« " " J. C. Hegler, 


Wilson District 


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Wellington 


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" " " H. S. Broughton, 


Georgian 


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" " " T. L. M. Tipton, 


Niagara 


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" " " J. Ross Robertson 


, Toronto 


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" " " Robert McCaw, 


Ontario 


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" " " James Tulloch, 


Prince Edward 


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ii ii u Frederick Welch, 


Frontenac 


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" " " A. L. Riddel, 


St. Lawrence 


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GRAND REPRESENTATIVES. 

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. J. K. Kerr, Representative of the Grand 
Lodges of Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, 
Texas and Utah. 

M. W. Bro- Jas. Moffat, Representative of the Grand 
Lodges of Idaho and Pennsylvania. 

M. W. Bro. Jas. Seymour, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of Mississippi. 

M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of Prince Edward Island. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. II 

M. VV. Bro. Henry Robertson, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of the District of Columbia. 

R. VV. 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. 

R. VV. 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 Carolina. 

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

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 and Kansas. 

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

R. W. Bro. 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 Winconsin. 

R. VV. Bro. E. T. Malone, Representative of the Grand Lodge 
of Dakota. 

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



12 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

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

R. W. Bro. J. C. Hegler, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of Arkansas. 

R. W. Bro. J. H. Widdifield, Representative of the Grand 
Lodge of Iowa. 

R. W. Bro. John Walsh, Representative of the Grand Lodge 
of the United States of Colombia. 

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

PAST GRAND OFFICERS. 

M. W. Bro. J. K. Kerr, P. G. M. 

■« " " Otto Klotz, " 

u it « Hugh Murray, " 

" " " Jas. Moffat, " 

" " " D. Spry, " 

" " <( A. A. Stevenson, " 

" " " Jas. Seymour, " 

R. " « R. B. Hungerford, P. D. D. G. M. 

" " " J. E. Harding, 

« " " R. Hendry, 

« «« " E. H. D. Hall, 

» " « W. L. Hamilton, 

« " " Robt. King, " 

" " " J. S. Loomis " 

" " " R. W. Longmore, " 

" " " S. S. Lazier, 

" " " T. C. Macnabb, 

" " " F. J. Menet. " 

" " " A. McGinnis, 

" " " J. B. Nixon, 

" " " John Nettleton, " 

" " " R. H. Preston, 

" «« " J. VV. Pickup, 

« " " Donald Ross, " 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, 

R. W. Bro. R. Radcliffe, 

" " " Wm. Rea, 

" " " Jas. Reynolds, 

" " " Gavin Stewart, 

" " " T. Sargant, 

" " " John Scoon, 

4 " " J. B. Trayes, 

" " " T. Wilkinson, 

" " " J. H. Widdifield, 

" " " I. P. Willson, 

u it « Hy Macpherson, 

ii H « David McLellan, 

" " " Allan McLean, 

" " " R. L. Patterson, 

" " " E. Plant, 

" ■ " G. R. Vanzant, 

" " " J. S. Dewar, 

•* " " Wm. Forbes, 

" " " John Walsh, 

" >< >■ Hu gh Walker, 

H .1 ci j^ ev j ij n Gallagher, 

" " " Jas. Greenfield, 

" " " E. H. Long, 

" " " E. T. Malone, 

" " " F. C. Martin, 

« " '• W. C. Wilkinson, 

V. " " Geo. Tait, 

" " " M. D. Dawson, 

" " " C. G. McDermott, 

•' " " W. J. Hambly, 

" " " C. E. Klotz, 

" " " Geo. Russell, 

" " " J. P. Thomas, 

" " " C. W. Brown, 

" " " J. Newell, 

" " " J. F. Kennedy, 

" " " S. G. Fairtlough, 

" " " C. L. Sanders, 



BROCKVILLE, 5887. 1 3 

P. D. D. G. M. 



P. G. S. W. 



P. G. J. W. 



P. G. Chaplain. 
P. G. Registrar. 



P. G. S. D. 
P. G. J. D. 

P. G. D. of C 

Ass't G. Sec'y. 
Ass't G. D. ofC. 
P. G. Organist. 

P. Ass't G. O. 
P. G. Pursuivant. 



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GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



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ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887 1 5 



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Bro. John Carruthers. 

" S. S. Glutton. 

" John Chapman. 

" M. D. Dawson. 

" C. Doebler. 

" W. B. Doherty. 

" J. R. Dargavel. 

" J. S. Dewar. 

" W. C. Dobie. 

" S. Davison. 

" J. E. D' Avignon. 

" John Erskine. 

" W. L. P. Eager. 

" H. J. English. 

" S. G. Fairtlough. 

1 " S. B. Fell. 

' " S. W. Flagler. 

; u John Fitzallan. 

' " James Greenfield. 

1 u J. F. H. Gunn. 

1 " Rev. J. Gallagher. 

' " Geo. Gale. 

* " W. J. Hambly. 

' " R. B. Hungerford. 

' " J. C. Hegler. 

' " J. E. Harding. 

' a R. Hendry. 

■' « E. H. D. Hall. 

* " W. L. Hamilton. 
' u J. M. Hart. 

" " A. G. Horwood. 

" " W. B. Irving. 

" " Hy. Jennings. 

" " C. King. 

" " C. E. Klotz. 

" " Otto Klotz. 

" " J. K. Kerr. 

" " J as. Lawrence. 



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W. Bro. Robert Cox. 
" " J. A. Cowan. 
D. Derbyshire. 
J. S. Dench. 
" J. Dumbrille. 
" B. P. Day. 
" R. Davey. 
" W. E. Delong. 
" J. C. Dickey. 
" S. Dubber. 
" John Easton. 
" W. H. Erbach. 
" J. D. Evans. 
" Wm. Forbes. 
" G. W. Faulkner. 
" J. VV. Ford. 
" J. G. Fawcett. 
" H. S. Griffin. 
" A. B. Greer. 
" John Green. 
" J. G. Gillespie. 
" R. Geddes. 
" H. F. Holland. 
" W. R. Howse. 
" A. H. S. Hill. 
" R. H. Hunt. 
" C. Hudson. 
" P. H. Hambly. 
" Jas. Hewitt. 
" H. W. Hicks. 
" Thos. Irwin. 
" A. B. Jardine. 

J. F. Kennedy. 

Robt. King. 

J. Kemp. 

G. H. Luscombe. 

J. S. Loomis. 

E. H. Long. 



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VV. Bro. J. P. Lamb. 

" " G. 1). Linton. 

" " J. K. Leslie. 

" " Jas. Langstaff. 

" " R. V. Mathews. R. 

" " Geo. Monkman. V, 

" »« W. F. Miles. 

" " C. Macpherson. 

M. " " Hugh Murray. 

R. " " E. T. Malone. 

" " J. J. Moore. 

M. " " Jas. Moffat. R. 

" " A. B. Munson. " 

" " J.Morrison. " 

» " John Mallon. " 

11 " D. Mansell. " 

V. " " C. G. McDermott. " 

" " Wm. McKay. 

" « JohnW.McCallum.V. 

" " A. McDonald. 

" " Thos. McGiverin. V. 

" " Wm. McDonald. R. 

" " John McArthur. 

" " A. McClenchy. 

V. " " J. Newell. 

" " Wm. Newlands. " 

«i « Wm. Northwood. 

" " J. W. O'Hara. V. 

« " W. J. Pink " 

" " A. N. Pettit. 

" " Henry Pringle. R. 

« " G. H. Pope. 

V. " " Walter Patterson. " 

" " A. W. Porte. 

" " John Patton. 

" " B. Payne. R. 

" " R. Prout. V. 

R. '« " A. L. Riddel. 



W. Bro, K. W. I.ongmore. 

" " S. S. Lazier. 

'' " Robt. Moore. 

" " R. Mills. 

" " Hy. Macpherson. 

" " Jas. Macoun. 

" " Le. F. A. Maingy. 

" " Jas. Munro. 

" " W. Melrose. 

11 " T. Millman. 

" " F. F. Manley. 

" " J. J. Mason. 

" " T. C. Macnabb. 

" " E. Mitchell. 

" " F. J. Menet. 

" " F. C. Martin. 

" " A. McGinnis. 

" " David McLellan. 

" " R. McKnight. 

-" " D. McLean. 

" " T. McCarroll. 

" " Robt. McCaw. 

" " C. McClellan. 

" " Allan McLean. 

" " J. B. Nixon. 

" " John Nettleton, 

" " James Old. 

" " W. H. Ponton. 

" " C.W.Postlethwaite. 

" " J. E. Peers. 

" " R. L. Patterson. 

" " E. Plant. 

" " R. H. Preston. 

" " C. Pabst. 

" " T. S Petrie. 

" " J. W. Pickup. 

" " J- Quigg. 

" " George Russell. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. I 7 

R. W. Bro. Donald Ross. R. W. Bro. E. H. Raymond. 

" " " J. Ross Robertson. " " A. Rockwell 



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£8 GR \M> LODGE OF CANADA. 

Grand Lodge was opened in ample form, at 11 a. m., and the 
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. T. W. Sparham, a committee on the 
Credentials of Representatives and Proxies from Lodges, who 
reported the following as being present : 

No. 2. Niagara Lodge, Niagara. 

M. W. Bro. Jas. Seymour, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 3. The Ancient St. John's Lodge, Kingston. 

W. Bro. E. H. Smyth, W. M. ; Bro. John Waddell, J. W. ; 

R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, P. M. ; V. W. Bros. S. G. Fairt- 

lough, P. M. ; H.J. Wilkenson, P. M. ; W. Bros. T. Millman, 

P. M. ; H. J. Saunders, P. M. 

No. 5. Sussex Lodge, Brockville. 

W. Bro. T. W. Sparham, W. M. ; Bros. H. C. McAuley.S.W.; 
J. H. Shaver, J. W. ; R. W. Bros. A. L. Riddel, P. M. ; W. 
J. Simpson, P. M. ; T. Wilkinson, P. M. ; V. W. Bros. J. 
Quigg, P. M., Alex. Stewart, P. M. ; W. Bros. D. Derbyshire, 
P. M. ; G. H. Weatherhead, P. M. 

No. 6. Barton Lodge, Hamilton. 

W. Bro. John Hoodless, W. M. ; Bro. S. M. Kenny, J. W. ; 
R. W. Bro. Gavin Stewart, P. M. ; V. W. Bro. Geo. Russell 
P. M.; W. Bros. T. Clappison, P. M.; H. S. Griffin, P. M, 

No. 7. Union Lodge, Grimsby. 

W. Bro. W. F. Clarke, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. Wm. Forbes, 

P. M. 
No. 9. Union Lodge, Napanee. 

W. Bro. Jas. Walters, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 10. Norfolk Lodge, Simcoe. 

W. Bro. G. H. Luscombe, W. M. 
No. 1 1 . Moira Lodge, Belleville. 

R. W. Bros. A. McGinnis, W. M, ; L. H. Henderson, P. M. ; 

V. W. Bro. W. H. Ponton, P. M. 
No. 14. True Britons' Lodge, Perth. 

W. Bro. B. Warren, W. M. ; Bro. Peter Hope, S. W. ; V. 

W. Bro. J. F. Kennedy, P. M. ; W. Bro. W. J. Pink, P. M. 
No. 15. St. George's Lodge, St. Catharines. 

V. W. Bro. C. G. McDermott, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 16. St. Andrew's Lodge, Toronto. 

Bro. Jas. Glanville, J. W. ; R. W. Bro. W. C. Wilkinson, P. 

M. ; V. W. Bro. Geo. Tait, P. M. ; W. Bro. D. Rose, P. M. 
No. 17. St. John's Lodge, Cobourg. 

W. Bro. H. F. Holland, P. M. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 1 9 

No. 18. Prince Edivard Lodge, Piclon. 

W. Bro. E. W. Case, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. Donald Ross, P. 

M. ; W. Bro. H. Welbanks, P. M. 
No. 20. St. John's Lodge, London. 

W. Bro. Geo. Elliott, W. M. ; M. W. Bro. Jas. Moffat, P.M. ; 

V. W. Bro. M. D. Dawson, P. M. ; W. Bro. A. B. Greer, 

P. M. 
No. 22. King So/omon's Lodge, Toronto. 

V. W. Bro. W. J. Hambly, W. M. ; Bros. J. C. Cloudsley, 

S. W. ;Wm. Anderson, J. W. ; R. W. Bros. J. Ross Robertson, 

1'. M. ; David McLellan, P. M. 
No. 25. Ionic Lodge, Toronto. 

W. Bro. F. M. Morson, W. M. ; M. W. Bro. J. K. Kerr, 

P. M. ; V. W. Bros. C. W. Brown, P. M. ; C. W. Postlethwaite, 

P. M. ; W. Bro. F. F. Manley, P. M. 
No. 26. Ontario Lodge, Port Hope. 

V. W.Bro. C. Doebler, P.M., Proxy ; R. W. Bro. J. B. Trayes, 

P. M. 
No. 27. Strict Observance Lodge, Hamilton. 

W. Bro. W. F. McGiverin, W. M. ; R. W. Bros. J. J. Mason, 

P. M. ; David McLellan, P. M. 
No. 30. Composite Lodge, Whitby. 

W. Bro. W. R. Howse, P. M., Proxy ; V. W. Bro. C. King' 

P. M. 
No. 31. Jerusalem Lodge, Bo-wmanville. 

W. Bro. Wm. McKay, P. M. , Proxy. 

No. 32. Amity Lodge, Dunnville. 

W. Bro. John W. McCallum, P. M., Proxy ; M. W. Bro. Jas. 
Seymour, P. M. ; R. W. Bro. T. L. M. Tipton, P. M. 

No. 33. Maitland Lodge, Goderich. 

W. Bro. C. A. Humber, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. R. Radcliffe, 
P. M. ; V. W. Bro. Jos. Beck, P. M. 

No. 37. King Hiram Lodge, Ingersoll. 

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

No. 38. Trent Lodge, Trenton. 

W. Bros. John S. Dench, W. M. ; J. B. Christie, P. M. ; 
Rob't Weddell, P. M. 

No. 39. Mount Zion Lodge, Brooklin. 

W. Bro. J. Lawrence, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 42. St. George's Lodge, London. 

W. Bros. W. R. Vining, W. M. ; T. Millman, P. M. ; John 

Callard, P. M. ; A. B. Munson, P. M. 

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

W. Bro. Rob't McCully, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. L. Slater, P.M.; 
V. W. Bro. W. B. Doherty, P. M., ; W. Bros. A. N. Pettit, 
1'. M. ; E. H. Raymour, P. M. 



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No. 45. Brant Lodge, Brant ford. 

K. \Y. Bro. J. J. Mason, Proxy. 
No. 46. Wellington Lodge, Chatham. 

\V. liro. Samuel Trotter, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. T. C. Macnabb, 

P. M.j \V. Bro. J. E. Peers, P. M. 
No. 47. Great Western Lodge, Windsor. 

W. Bro. Joseph Hall, W. M.; Bro. Alex. McNichol, J. M. 
No. 48. Madoc Lodge, Madoc. 

W Bro. J. Caverly, \V. M. ; R. \V. Bro. J. S. Loomis, P. M. 
No. 52. Dalhousie Lodge, Ottawa. 

\V. Bro. C. A. Douglas, W. M. 
No. 55. Merrickville Lodge, Merrickville. 

W. Bro. A. McDonald. W. M. 
No. 56. Victoria Lodge, Sarnia. 

W. Bro. C. S. Ellis, W. M. 
No. 58. Doric Lodge, Ottawa. 

W. Bro. A. Pratt, W. M. 
No. 61. Acacia Lodge, Hamilton. 

W. Bro. Alex. Smith, W. M. ; M. \V. Bro. Hugh Murray, P. 

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

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

W. Bro. J as. Old, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 64. Kilwinning Lodge, London. 

R. W. Bro. R. B. Hungerford, P. M., Proxy ; V. W. Bro. T. 

Brock, P. M. 

No. 65. Rehoboam Lodge, Toronto. 

W. Bro. Malcolm Gibbs, W. M. ; Bro. Win. Bain, J. W. ; M. 
W. Bro. D. Spry, P. M- ; R. W. Bros. Jas. Greenfield, P.M. ; 
R. L. Patterson, P. M. ; J. B. Nixon, P. M. 

No. 66. Durham Lodge, Netvcastle. 

W. Bros. Jas. Parker, W. M. ; D. Allan, P. M. 
No. 68. St. John's Lodge, Lngersoll. 

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

W. Bro. G. W. Faulkner, W. M. 
No. 72. Alma Lodge, Gait. 

W. Bro. T. McGiverin, P, M., Proxy. 
No. 73. St. James Lodge, St Marys. 

W. Bro. Jas. Chalmers, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. J. E. Harding, 

P. M. 
No 74. St. James Lodge, Maitland. 

W. Bro. A. Burritt, P. M. ; John Dumbrill, P. M. 
No. 75. St. John's Lodge, Toronto. 

Bro. W. E. Smith, T- W. ; R. W. Bro. F. J. Menet, P. M. ; 
V. \V. Bro. John Eiskine, P. M. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKV1LLE, 5887. 2 1 

No. 76. Oxford Lodge, Woodstock. 

W. Bro. W. T. Wilkinson, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. F. C. Martin, 

P. M. 
No. 77. Faithful Brethren Lodge, Lindsay. 

W. Bro. J. W. Wallace, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 78- King Hiram Lodge, Tilsonburg. 

\\. Bro. Wm. McDonald, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 79. Simcoe L.odge, Bradford. 

W. Bro. J. S. Boddy, \V. M. ; R. W. Bro. H. S. Broughton, 

P. M. ; W. Bro. J. Mc. L. Stevenson, I'. M. 
No. 81. St. Johns Lod?e, Aft. Bridges. 

W. Bro. D. Small, W. M. 
No. 83. Beaver Lodge, Strathroy. 

W. Bro. John Mallon, W. M. 
No. 85. Rising Sun Lodge, Farmer sville. 

W. Bro. J. B. Saunders, W. M.; Bro. N. H. Beecher, S. W.; 

W. Bros. J. P. Lamb, P. M.; D. Mansell, P.M. 

No. 86. Wilson Lodge, Toronto. 

Bro. Geo. Clark, J. W.j R. W. Bro. T. Sargant, P.M. 
No. 87. Markham Union Lodge, Markham. 

W. Bro. Jas. Speight, W. M.; R. W. Bro. G. R. Van Zant, 

P.M. 
No. 88. St. George's Lodge, Owen Sound. 

W. Bro. Hugh Reid, W. M.; R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, 

P. M.; V.W. Bro. R. McKnight, P. M. 
No. 90. Manito Lodge, Collingwood. 

W. Bro. W. T. Toner, W. M.; M. W. Bro. Henry Robert- 
son, P.M.; R. W. Bro. John Nettleton, P. M. 
Colborne Lodge, Colborne. 

Y. W. Bro. G. E. R. Wilson, P. M., Proxy. 
Caiaraqui Lodge, Kingston." 

R. W. Bro. R. Hendry, P. M. ; W. Bro. R. V. Matthews, 

P. M. 

Northern Light Lodge, Kincardine. 

R. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, Proxy. 

Corinthian Lodge, Barrie. 

\\. Bro. G. G. Smith, W. M.; R. W. Bro. Robt. King, P.M.; 

V. W. Bro. C. L. Sanders, P. M.; W. Bro. Geo. Monkman, 

P.M. 

Sharon Lodge, Sharon. 

V. W. Bro. A. Borngasser, P. M., Proxy. 
Tuscan Lodge, Newmarket. 

W. Bro. J. W, Allan, W. M ; R. W. Bro. J. H. Widdifield, 

P. M. 
No. IOI. Corinthian Lodge, Peterborough. 

Bro. W. C. Bradshaw, J. W.; R. W. Bro. E. H. D. Hall, 

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

M. W. Bro. Jas. Seymour, P. M. 



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No. 106. 
No. 109. 

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St. John's Lodge, Norwich. 
\Y. Bro. A. H. S. Hill, W. M. 

Burford Lodge, Burford. 
W. Bro. W. F. Miles, W. M. 

Albion Lodge, Harrowsmith. 
W. Bro. B. P. Day, W. M. 

Central Lodge, Prescott. 
W. Bro. II. II. Wells, W. M.; V. \Y. Bro. John Carruthers, 
P. M.; W. Bros. C. C. Brouse, P. M.; C. Macpherson, P.M.; 
John Easton, P. M. 

Wilson Lodge, Waterford. 
R. \Y. Bro. E. H. Long, P.M., Proxy. 
Hope Lodge, Port Hope. 
Bro. R. G. Blackham, J. W. 

Ivy Lodge, Beamsville. 
R. W. Bro. David McLellan, Proxy. 

Union Lodge, Schomberg. 
Bro. E. F. Walker, S. W. 

Maple Leaf Lodge, Bath. 
W. Bro. F. W. Armstrong, W. M. 

Warren Lodge, Fingal. 
W. Bro. Samuel Dubber, Proxy. 

Doric Lodge, firantford. 
V. W. Bro. L. Secord, W. M. 

Renfreiv Lodge, Renfrew. 
W. Bro. David Barr, P. M., Proxy. 

The Belleville Lodge, Belleville. 
W. Bro. H'y Pringle, W. M. ; V. W. Bros. J. P. Thomas, P. 
M. ; Jas Macoun, P. M. ; W. Bros. J. P. Thompson, P. M. ; 
D. McLean, P. M. : Geo. H. Pope, P. M. 

Franck Lodge, Frankford. 
W. Bro. C. W. Clark, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. G. E. R. Wilson, 
P. M. ; A. Rockwell, P. M. 

Pembroke Lodge, Pembroke. 
R. W. Bro. J. H. Burritt, P. M., Proxy. 

The Rising Sun Lodge, Aurora. 
W. Bro. C. C. Robinson, W. M. 

St. Lawrence Lodge, Southampton. 
R. W. Bro. J. F. H. Gunn, P. M. 

St. Clair Lodge, Milton. 
W. Bro. J. H. McCallum, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. W. L. P. 
Eager, P. M. 

Pythagoras Lodge, Mea/ord. 
W. Bro. W. N. Chisholm, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. T. McCarroll, 
P. M. ; W. Bros. D. Bole, P. M. ; A. Burritt, P. M. 

Lebanon Lodge, Oshawa. 
W. Bro. J. S. Beaton, W. M. ; R.W. Bro. Rob't McCaw,P.M. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 23 

No. 140. Malahide Lodge, Aylmer. 

V. W. Bro. S. S. Clutton, P. M., Proxy. 

Tudor Lod^e, Mitchell. 
\Y. Bra W. White, W. M. 

Excelsior Lodge, Morrisburg. 
V. W. Bro. S. B. Fell, W. M. 

Tecumseh Lodge, Stratford. 
W. Bro. A. Denny, W. M. ; Bro. J. M. Struthers, J. W. ; R. 
W. Bro. C. McClellan, P. M. 

/. B. Hall Lodge, Millbrook. 
W. Bro. B. Shortly, Proxy. 

Prince of Wales Lodge, Newburgh. 
R. W. Bro. R. W. Longmore, P. M., Proxy. 

Mississippi Lodge, Almonte. 
W. B. Ralph Hill, W. M. 

Civil Service Lodge, Ottawa. 
W. Bro. W. F. Boardman, \V. M.; R. W. Bros. E. Plant, P. 
M. ; John Walsh, P. M. ; V. W. Bro. Le F. A. Maingy.P.M. 

The Grand River Lodge, Berlin. 
W. Bro. R. Davey, P. M., Proxy. 

Bums Lodge, Wyoming. 
V. W. Bro. J. Newell, P. M., Proxy. 
Lrving Lodge, Lucan. 
W. Bro. T. Kitt, W. M. 

Peterborough Lodge, Peterborough. 
W. Bro. Wm. Thompson, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. Walter Patter- 
son, P. M. ; W. Bro. B. Shortly, P. M. 

York, Lodge, Eglinton. 
Bro. J. H. McKenzie, S. W. ; W. Bro. John McArthur, P.M. 
Simpson Lodge, Newboro. 

V. W. Bro. J. R. Dargavel, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. R. H. 
Preston, P. M. ; W. Bro. W. Wright, P. M. 

Alexandra Lodge, Oil Springs. 
W. Bro. J. W. Ford, W. M. 

Star in the East Lodge, Wellington. 
V. W. Bro. S. W. Flagler, W. M. ; Bros. F. C. Spencer, S. 
W. ; F. A. Burlingham, J. W. 

Wentivorth Lodge, Stoney Creek. 
M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, P. M., Proxy. 

Merritt Lodge, Welland. 
W. Bro. J. H. Crow, W. M. 

McNab L^odge, Port Colbome. 
V. W. Bro. C. G. McDermott, Proxy. 
Britannia Lodge, Seaport h. 
W. Bro. W. Ballantyne, W. M, 



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The Builders* Lodge, Ottawa. 

w . Bro. II. V. Webbe, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. Wm. Kea, P.M.; 
\\. Bjo. D. Taylor, P. M. 

Plattsville Lodge, Plattsville. 
\Y. Bro. \V. R. Henderson. W. M. 
Speed Lodge, Guelph. 
Bro. Thos. New, S. W. ; R. W. Bro. John Scoon, P. M. 

Oriental Lodge, Port Bur-well. 
R. \V. Bro. F. C. Martin, Proxy. 

Filius Vidiue Lodge, Adolphustoimi. 
Bro. W. Love, S. W. 

Belmont Lodge, Belmont. 
W. Bro. A. E. Cooper, Proxy ; W. Bro. J. G. Fawcett, P. M. 

Scotland Lodge, Scotland. 
W. Bro. W. F. Miles, Proxy. 

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

The Tuscan Lodge, London. 
Bro. E. Paull, S. W. ; W. Bro. A. W. Porte, P. M. 

Saugeen Lodge, Walkerton. 
W. Bro. C. Dempsey, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. J. F. H. Gunn, 
P. M. 

St. Alban's Lodge, -Aft. Forest. 
R. W. Bro. T. P. Smith, Proxy. 

Leeds Lodge, Gananoquc. 
W. Bro. A. C. Watts, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. Rev. C. L. Worrell, 
P. M. ; W. Bro. J. C. Ross, P. M. 
No. 203. Lrvine Lodge, Elora. 

W. Bro, E. Burns, W. M. ; Bro. Joseph Clark, J. W. ; R. W. 
Bro. T. P. Smith, P. M. 

New Dominion Lodge, New Hamburg. 
W. Bro. J. R. Flick, W. M ; Bro. T. D. Allan, S. W. 

Lancaster Lodge, Lancaster. 
W. Bro. J. D. Houston, W. M. 

St. John's Lodge, London. 
W. Bro. A. E Cooper, W. M. ; Bro. G. C. Davis, J. W. ; R. 
W. Bro. J. S. Dewar, P. M. 

Evergreen Lodge, Lanark. 
W. Bros. A. P. Melrose, W. M. ; J. H. Bothwell, P. M. 

Lake Lodge, Ameliasburg. 
W. Bro. W. E. Belong, P. M., Proxy. 

Frederick Lodge, Delhi. 
W. Bro. Wm. McDonald, Proxy. 

Stevenson Lodge, Toronto. 
W. Bro. T- Nicholson, W. M. ; M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson. 
P. M. ; W. Bro. John Patton, P. M. 



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No. 220. Zeredatha Lodge, Uxbridge. 

W. Bra T. W. Chappell, W. M. 
No. 221. Mountain Lodge, Thorold. 

W. Bro. A. McClenchy, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 222. Marmora Lodge, Marmora. 

\V. Bro. R. Prout, W M. 
No. 224. Zurich Lodge, Hensall. 

R. W. Bio. C McClellan, Proxy. 
No. 225. Bernard Lodge, Listowel. 

W. Bro. T. Blackmore, W. M. 
No. 228. Prince Arthur Lodge, Odessa. 

W. Bro. L. H. Stover, W. M. 

Ionic Lodge, Brampton. 
Bro. L. F. Miller, J. W. 

Kerr Lodge, Barrie. 
W. Bro. J. H. Bennett, W. M. ; M. W. Bro. D. Spry, P. M. 

Lodge of Fidelity, Ottawa. 
R. W. Bro. Wm. Rea. Proxy ; M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, 
P. M. ; R. W. Bro. E Plant, P. M. 

Beaver Lodge, Clarksburg. 
W. Bro. R. H. Hunt, P. M., Proxy. 
Vienna Lodge, Vienna. 
R. W. Bro. F. C Martin, Proxy. 

Tweed Lodge, Tweed. 
R. W. Bro. James Tulloch, Proxy. 

Quinte Lodge, Shannonville. 
R. W. Bro. A McGinnis, P. M , Proxy ; W. Bro. J. Kemp, 
P. M. 
No. 242. Macoy Lodge, Mallorytown. 

W. Bro. F. Thompson, W. M. ; Bro. R. L. Booth, S. W. ; 
W. Bro. J. C. Dickey, P. M. 
No. 243. St. George Lodge, St. George. 

V. W. Bro. L. Secord, Proxy. 
No. 245. Tecumseh Lodge, Thamesville. 

R. W. Bro. R M Stewart, Proxy. 
No. 247. Ashlar Lodge, Toronto. 

W. Bro. A. D. Ponton, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. F. J. Menet, P.M. 
No. 249. Caledonian Lodge, Midland. 

W. Bros. R. Raikcs, W. M ; W H. Bennett, P. M. 
No. 250. Thistle Lodge, Embro. 

W. Bro. James Munro, W. M. 
No. 253. Minden Lodge, Kingston. 

\V Bro. L. W. Shannon W M ; R. W. Bros. F. Welch 
P. M ; f . Greenfield, P. M. ; Allan McLean, P. M. ; W. Bro. 
W. Newlands. P. M. 
No. 254- Clifton Lodge, Niagara Falls. 

Bros. Alex. Logan ; S. W. ; Alex. Gray, J. W. 



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No. 255. Sydenham Lodge, Dresden. 

Bro.J. B. Carscallen, S. W.j R. W. Bro. R. M. Stewart, P.M. 
No. 256. Farran'i Point Lodge, Farraris Point. 

W. Bros. A. S. Wylie, W. M. ; G. C. Wagner, P. M. 
No. 257. Gait Podge, Gait. 

W. Bro. John Shupe, W. M. 
No. 258. Gttelph Lodge, Guelph. 

R. W. Bro. Hugh Walker, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 260. Washington Lodge, Peirolia. 

W. Bro. E. D. Kirby, Proxy. 
No. 264. Chandiere Lodge, Ottawa. 

Bro. R. Stewart, J. W. 
No. 266. Northern Light Lodge, Stayner. 

R. W. Bro. John Nettleton, Proxy. 
No. 267. Parthenon Lodge, Chatham. 

W. Bro. N. J. Bogart. W. M. 
No. 268. Verulam Lodge, Bobcaygeon. 

W. Bro. B. Shortly, Proxy. 
No. 26 }. Brougham Union Lodge, Brougham. 

W. Bro. Geo. D. Linton, W. M. 
No. 270. Cedar Lodge, Oshawa. 

W. Bro. A. L. Rundle, P. M. Proxy. 
No. 272. Seymour Lodge, Ancaster. 

M. W. Bro. Jas. Seymour, Proxy. 
No. 276. Teeswater Lodge, Teeswater. 

R. W. Bro. J. F. H. Gunn, Proxy. 
No. 277. Seymour Lodge, Port Dalhousie. 

W. Bros. John Johnston, W. M. ; John Green, J. W. ; M. W. 

Bro. Jas. Seymour, P. M. 

No. 278. Mystic Lodge, Roslin. 

W. Bro. C. Hudson, W. M. 
No 279. New Hope Lodge, Hespeler. 

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

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

W. Bro. Wm. Smeaton, W. M. ; R. W. Bros. S. S. Lazier, 

P. M. ; W. L. Hamilton. P. M. ; W. Bros. Wm. Webster, 

P. M. ; P. H. Hambly, P. M. 

No. 284. St. John's Lodge, Brussels. 

W. Bro. Thos. Blackmore, Proxy. 
No. 286. Wingham Lodge, Wingham. 

W. Bro. E. L. Dickenson, W. M. 
No. 287. Shuniah Lodge, Port Arthur. 

V. W. Bro. W. C. Dobie, P. M., Proxy ; R. W. Bro. A. W. 

Thompson, P. M. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 27 

No. 289. Doric Lodge, Lobo. 

W. Bio. A. N. Graham, W. M. 
No. 291. Duffcrin Lodge, West Flamboro' '. 

\Y. Bro. \V. Clark, W. M. 
No. 292. Robertson Lodge, Nobleton, 

R. W. Bro. G. J. Bennett, Proxy. 
No. 294. Moore Lodge, Mooretown. 

W. Bro. Rev. D. Armstrong, W. M. 
No. 296. Temple Lodge, St. Catharines. 

W. Bro. J. R. Seymour, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. C. E. Klotz.P.M. 
No. 297. Preston Lodge, Preston. 

M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, P. M., Proxy. 
No 299. Victoria Lod§e, Centreville. 

W. Bro. Rob't Cox, W. M. 
No. 302. St. David's Lodge, St. Thomas. 

W. Bro A. N. Pettit, Proxy. 
No. 304 Minerva Lodge, Stroud. 

V. W. Bro. C. L. Sanders, Proxy. 
No. 305. Humber Lodge, Weston. 

R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson, Proxy ; W. Bro. W. R. 

Burrage, P. M. 
No, 306. Durham Lodge, Durham. 

R. W. Bro. T. P. Smith, Proxy. 
No. 308. Grafton Lodge, Grafton. 

W. Bro. W. W. Boyce, W. M. 
No. 309. Morning Star Lodge, Smith's Hill. 

V. W. Bro. Jos. Beck, Proxy 
No. 311. Blackwood Lodge, Woodbridge. 

W. Bro. D. D. McLean, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. Thos. Sargant, 

P. M. 
No. 313. Clementi Lodge, Lakefeld. 

W. Bro. B. Shortly, Proxy. 
No. 315. Clifford Lodge, Clifford. 

W. Bro E. Burns, Proxy. 
No. 316. Doric Lodge, Toronto. 

W. Bro. T. Downey, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. J. B. Nixon, P.M.; 

W. Bros. J. A. Cowan, P. M. ; John Ritchie, P. M. 

No. 318. Wilmot Lodge, Baden. 

W. Bros. W. H. Erbach, W. M. ; W. Melrose, P. M. 
No. 319. Hiram Lodge, Cheapside. 

R. \V. Bro. T. L. M. Tipton, Proxy. 
No. 320. Chesterville Lodge, Chesterville. 

\V. Bro. J. G. Gillespie, W. M. 
No. 322. North Star Lodge, Owen Sound. 

W. Bro. John Millen, W. M. 



2S GRAMD LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 323. Alvinston Lodge, Alvinston. 

R. VV. Bro. John Sinclair, Proxy. 
No. 324. Temple Lodge, Hamilton. 

VV. Bro. H. A Mackelcan, W. M. 
No. 325. Or o)io Lodge, Orono. 

W. Bro. Wm Thompson, W. M. 
No. 326 Zetland Lodge, Toronto. 

R. W. Bros. E T Malone, P M., Proxy ; T. Sargant, P M.; 

F J Menet, P. M. ; J. Ross Robertson, P. M. ; J. B Nixon, 

P. M ; VV. Bros. S. Davison, P. M. ; J. W. O'Hara, P. M. 
No. 329. King Solomon Lodge, Jarvis. 

R. VV. Bro. T. L M. Tipton, Proxy. 
No. 330. Corinthian Lodge, London East. 

VV. Bros. F. VV Lilley, VV. M. ; C. N. Spencer, P. M. 
No. 331. Fordwich Lodge, Fordwich. 

V. W. Bro. E E Wade. P. M., Proxy. 
No. 332. Stratford Lodge, Stratford. 

W. Bro. J. J. Moore, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. Ichabod Baker, 

P. M. 
No. 336. Highgate Lodge, Highgate. 

W. Bro. B. Payne, Proxy. 
No. 337. Myrtle Lod^e, Port Robinson. 

R. W. Bro. I. P. Willson, Proxy 
No. 339. Orient Lodge, Don Mount. 

W. Bros. Jas. Hewitt, W. M. ; Ira. Bates, P. M. ; J. K. Leslie, 

P. M. 
No 34O. St. John's Lodge, Pittsburg. 

R. W. Bro. Rev. John Gallagher, W. M. 
Merrill Lodge, Dorchester Station. 

R. W. Bro. J. S. Dewar, Proxy. 

Ni lest 'own Lod^e, Ntlestown. 

W. Bro. A. E. Cooper, Proxy. 

The Occident Lodge, Toronto. 

W. Bro. H. E. Kent, W. M. 

Georgian Lodge, Penetamuishene. 

V. YV. Bro. Hy. Jennings, P. M , Proxy. 
Eight Lod^e, St. Thomas. 

W. Bro. S. Dubber, P. M., Proxy. 

Gtanite Lodge, Parry Sound. 

R. W. Bro. John Nettleton, Proxy. 

Brock Lodge, Cannington. 

V. W. Bro. J. M. Hait, P. M., Proxy. 

VVaterdown Lodge, Waterdown. 

W. Bro. J. Anderson, W. M. 

Delaxvare Valley Lodge, Delaware. 

V. W. Bro. John Fitzallan, P. M., Proxy. 



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No. 360. Muskoka Lod*e, Bracebridge. 

W. Bro. R. Mills, W. M. 
No. 361. Wuver ley Lodge, Guelph. 

W. Bro. T. S. I'etrie, P. M , Proxy. 
No. 362. Maple Leaf Lod^e, Tata. 

W. Bro. H. W Hicks. P M , Proxy. 
No. 366. Euclid Lodce, Stiathroy. 

W. Bros. Geo. McBeth, W. M. ; B. Payne, P. M. 
No. 367. St George Lodge, Toronto. 

W Bro W. J Guy. W. M : Bro. L. B. Montgomery, J. W. ; 
V.W. Bro. J. A. Wills, P.M. ; W. Bro. A. G. Horwood.P.M. 
No. 368. Salem Lod^e, Biockville. 

W Bro. T. A Stayner, W. M. ; Bros. P. W. Broderick.SW.; 
G. W. McEathron. J. W ; R. W. Bros. J. W. Pickup, P M. ; 
James Reynolds, P. M. ; W. L. Hamilton, P. M. ; W. Bro. 
Geo. Gale, P. M. 
No. 369. Mimico Lodge, Lambton. 

W. Bro J. U. Evans, P. M., Proxy ; R. W. Bros. J. Ross 
Robertson, P. M ; R. L. Patterson, P. M. 

Harmony Lodge, Delta. 
W. Bros. Omer Brown, W. M. ; J. M. Sinclair, P. M. 

Prince oj Wales Lodge, Ottawa. 
W. Bro. W. Northwood, W. M ; Bro. J. B. Wright, J. W. 

Palmer Lodge, Victoria. 
W. Bro. Rob't Moore, P. M., Proxy. 

Copestone Lodge, Wetland. 
R. W. Bro. I. P. Willson, W. M. 

Keene Lodge, Keene. 
W. Bros. J. M. Shaw, W. M. ; R. Prout, P. M. ; H. J. 
English, P. M. 

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

Lome Lodge, Shelburne. 
W. Bro. F. A. Campbell, W. M. 
No. 379. Middlesex Lodge, Bryanston. 

R. W. Bro. R. B. Hungerford, Proxy. 
No. 380. Union Lodge, London. 

W. Bro. A. C. Stewart, W. M. ; Bros. R. B. Walker, S. W. ; 
Jas. Learn, J. W.; R. W. Bro. R. B Hungerford, P. M. 

No. 382. Doric Lodge, Hamilton. 

W. Bro. T. Irwin, P. M., Proxy ; R. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, 

P. M. 
No. 384. Alpha Lodge, Parkdale. 

V. W. Bro. Geo. Tait, Proxy. 
No. 387. Lansdoavne Lodge, Lansdowne. 

W. Bro. J. A. Bradley, W. M. 



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Henderson Lodge, Ilderton. 

K. W. Bro J. S Dewar, 1'roxy. 
No. 389. Crvstal Fountain Lodge, North Augusta. 

W. Bros. Jas. Langstaff, P. M. ; John Chapman, P. M. 
No. 390. Florence Lodge, Florence. 

R. W. Bro. K. M. Stewart, Proxy. 
No. 391. Howard Lodge, Ridgetuwn. 

\Y. Bro. J. A. C Anderson, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 392. Huron Lodge, Camlachie. 

V. W. Bro. J Newell, Proxy. 
No. 393. Forest Lodge, Chesley. 

R. W. Bro. J. F. H. Gunn, Proxy. 
No 394. King Solomon's Lodge Thamesford. 

W. Bro. M. Walsh, Proxy. 
No. 395. Parvaim L.odge, Comber. 

R W. Bro. R. M. Stewart, Proxy. 
No. 396. Cedar Lodge, Wiarton. 

W. Bro. II. W. I licks, W. M. 
No. 399. Moffat Lodge, Harrietsville . 

R. W. Bro. L. Slater, Proxy. 
No. 401. Craig Lodge, Deseronto. 

W. Bro. R Geddes, P. M., Proxy ; R. W. Bro. D. Ross, P.M. 
No. 403. Windsor Lodge, Windsor. 

W. Bro. Geo. D. Adams, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. J. E. 

D'Avignon, P. M. 
No. 404. Lome Lodge, Tamworth. 

W. Bro. G. M. Richardson, W. M. 
No. 405. Mattawa Lodge, Mat/awa. 

W. Bro. W. Hogarth, W. M. ; Bro. R. A. Klock, J. W. 
No. 406. The Spry Lodge, Fenelon Falls. 

W. Bro. A. S. Hart, W. M. 
No. 408. Murray Lodge, Beaverton. 

W. Bro. T. W. Chappell, Proxy. 
No. 409. Golden Rule Lodge, Gravenhurst. 

V. W. Bro. W. B Irving, W. M. 
No. 410. Zeta Lodge, Farkdale. 

W. Bro. C F. Mansell, W. M. ; Bros W. H. Taylor, S. W.; 

W. R. Cavell, J. W. ; R. W. Bros. T. Sargant, P. M. ; G. J. 

Bennett, P. M. ; V. W. Bro. G. G. Rowe, P. M. 

No. 413. Naphtali Lodge, Tilbury Centre. 

W. Bro. J. A. C. Anderson, Proxy. 
No. 414. Pt'ijuouga Lodoe, Rat Portage 

M. W. Bro. D. Spry, Proxy. 
No. 416. Lyn Lodge, Lyn. 

W. Bro. N. H. Fields, W. M. ; Bros. C. W. Bullock, S. W. ; 
R. P. Boyd, J. W. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BP.OCKVILLE, 5887 3 1 

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

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

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

It was moved by M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, seconded by R. 
W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, and 

Resolved, — That the minutes of the proceedings of Grand Lodge at its 
Thirty-First Annual Communication, held at the Town of Windsor, on 
14th and 15th days of July, A. D. 1886, having been printed, and copies 
thejeof 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. 

Grand Lodge having been called from labor, the following 
addresses of welcome were presented : 

1. By the Municipal Corporation of the town of Brockville. 

ADDRESS. 

To Henry Robertson, Esq., L. L. B., Grand Master of the 
Grand Lodge of Canada, and to the Officers and Members 
of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of 
Canada. 

Gentlemen : — 

As Mayor and head of the Corporation of the Town of 
Brockville, allow me to extend to you on behalf of the citizens of 
this place, a must sincere and hearty welcome ; assuring you 
that we are not only well pleased but also highly favored by 
your Honorable Grand Lodge selecting our town as one of 
the most desirable places suitable for holding its Annual 
Meeting. 

As I am not a Brother Mason I cannot speak from personal 
knowledge or experience of the great benefit your Order has 
been to the world and your fellow-men, but this much I do know, 
many of our prominent citizens are members of the Institution, 
and if the objects and motives of your Order were not for 



32 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

good and worthy purposes they would not be connected with 
the same. 

Sirs, — I hope that during your sojourn here, legislating for 
the guidance and advancement of your Order throughout the 
Province of Ontario for the coming year, you will one and 
all feel that you are not in a strange place, and among 
strangers, but at home ; and if not with all Brothers of the 
Brotherhood, at least with warm kind friends. 

Trusting that when you have finished the work and per- 
formed the duties you have assembled here to accomplish, 
and have returned to your various homes, throughout this 
bright and happy country of ours, you will carry away with 
you kind feelings and pleasing recollections of the profitable 
and pleasant time you have spent here with your Brother 
Masons and citizens of our town, so that in fact this session, 
which is now being held in the Jubilee Year of our Most 
Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, will prove to be the pleasantest 
and the best since the organization of your Ancient and 
Honored Institution. 

Bidding you once more a hearty welcome to Brockville, 
I am, yours most respectfully, 

George A. Dana, 

Mayor of Brockville. 

2. By the Brockville members of the Independent Order of 
Oddfellows. 

ADDRESS. 

To the M. IV. the Grand Master, Officers and Brethren of the 

Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of 

Canada. 

The undersigned Secretaries respectively of Brock Lodge, 

No 9 and St. Lawrence Lodge, No. 137 of the Independent 

Order of Oddfellows in Brockville, on behalf of those Lodges, 

and of the Order here, desire to welcome your august and 

honorable body to our town, and to express the hope that 

your Annual Communication may be attended with pleasure 

to the several members of your institution, and result in profit 

and advantage to Free Masonry. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 33 

We are directed to transmit to you the enclosed copy of a 
resolution passed by our Lodges severally, and to say that in 
accordance therewith, our lodge room, ante rooms, committee 
rooms and furniture will be at your disposal and service 
during your approaching session. 

A. Y. Kendall, 
Rec. Secretary, Brock Lodge, No. cp, I. O. 0. F. 

H. B. Coates, 
Secretary, St. Lawrence Lodge, No. 757, /. O. 0. F. 

Resolved, — That the members of Brock Lodge and St. Lawrence 
Lodges, I. O. O. F. agreeing, do cordially extend to the Masonic 
Fraternity the use of the Oddfellows Hall as a Committee Room if 
required on the occasion of their meeting in Brockville in July. 

Grand Lodge having been called to labor : — 

3. By the members of the Craft in Brockville and vicinity : — 

ADDRESS. 

To Henry Robertson, Esq., L. L. B., Most Worshipful Grand 
Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir, — The members of the Craft 
residing in Brockville and its vicinity desire to bid you, and 
through you all the members of the Grand Lodge, a sincere 
and hearty welcome to our town on this, the occasion of your 
Annual Communication. 

In this memorable year when the Jubilee of Her Most 
Gracious Majesty (whom may God ever guard and protect) is 
being observed with such loyalty and heartfelt enthusiasm 
everywhere throughout her Dominions, Masons are reminded 
of the proud fact that the son of our beloved Queen, His 
Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, is our Brother and the 
Grand Master of our Order in England. We in this vicinity 
are also reminded of the fact that the Senior Lodge in our 
town, and one of the oldest in this Province, bears the name 
of our Sovereign's uncle, His Royal Highness, the late Duk' 
of Sussex. 

May the peace which is indicated by the name of the othe 



34 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Lodge in our Town "Salem " pervade our Order, and prevail 
everywhere. 

To you Most Worshipful Sir, our Grand Master, we feel that 
we but voice the earnest desire of every member of the Order 
in Canada in saying that we trust you may ever be blessed 
with health and endowed with wisdom to discharge the duties 
of your high and honorable office. 

To the Officers and Members of Grand Lodge we tender 
(through you) our congratulations on the prosperity which has 
ever attended the Grand Lodge of Canada, and we earnestly 
pray that the Great Architect of the Universe may continue 
to bless and prosper your deliberations and our beloved 
Order. 

Thomas VV. Sparham, 

Master of Sussex Lodge, No. J. 

Thomas Allen Staynor, 

Master of Salem Lodge, No. 368. 

The addresses were severally suitably acknowledged by the 
M. W. the Grand Master. 

DISTINGUISHED VISITORS. 

R. W. Bro. Henry Griffith, Grand Senior Warden, and R. 
W. Bro. A. G. Adams, Past Grand Senior Warden of the 
Grand Lodge of Quebec, were announced, introduced and 
saluted with Grand Honors. 

GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS. 

The Most Worshipful the Grand Master delivered the 
following address to the Brethren assembled in the Grand 
Communication : — 

Brethren of the Grand Lodge of Canada : 

I welcome you to the thirty-second Annual Communication 
of our Grand Lodge. Assembling from all parts of our 
beautiful Province, leaving our homes and business pursuits, 
we meet for the purpose of furthering the interests of our 
beloved fraternity. Zealous devotion to the institution we 
represent, should actuate all our motives, and the ancient 
tenets and principles of the craft should receive at our hands 
the most practical exemplification. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 35 

Since its formation, our Grand Lodge has pursued a career 
of uninterrupted success and prosperity. The representatives 
of former years have acted and legislated wisely and well, and 
I have no doubt their successors are equally well-skilled and 
earnest in sustaining the enviable reputation already enjoyed 
by the Grand Lodge of Canada. 

CONDITION OF THE CRAFT. 

Through the favor and mercy of the Grand Architect of the 
Universe, I rejoice that I am enabled to report to you that 
the condition of the craft in the Province of Ontario is one of 
the greatest harmony and prosperity. During the year that 
has passed, our numbers have increased, new lodges have been 
organized, new temples have been erected and dedicated, the 
work has improved and more than the usual relief has been 
extended to the suffering. 

QUEEN VICTORIA. 

Our gratitude is also due to the Father of All for the great 
blessings of peace and comfort bestowed upon our country. 
The year 1887 possesses a peculiar interest for us as Free- 
masons. Loyalty and devotion to our Sovereign and fidelity 
to our country are leading principles in our order. Our Queen 
is endeared to us not only for her many personal virtues, not 
only because of her fidelity to the constitution under which 
she has so wisely reigned, but also because of her many acts 
of kindness and sympathy towards the poor and suffering, and 
for the support and help she has always afforded in times and 
occasions when human charity was essentially needed. 

She has further claims upon the craft from her Masonic 
associations. Her Royal ancestors have been Patrons of the 
fraternity. Seventeen of the Princes of blood royal of England 
have been Freemasons. Our gracious Sovereign is the 
daughter of a Freemason, her uncles were Freemasons, her 
sons are Freemasons, and she has a grandson who is also a 
member of our order. 

During the fifty years of her reign, greater progress has been 
made in all branches of industry and science than ever before. 
Freemasonry has shared in the general prosperity and I 
heartily recommend that an address should be presented by 
the Grand Lodge to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen 
Victoria, to assure her of the continued devotion and loyalty 
of the Freemasons of Canada to her throne and person, and 
to congratulate her upon the completion of the jubilee year of 
her reign. God Save the Queen. 



36 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

FOREIGN RELATIONS. 

Our relations with other Grand Lodges continue to be of 
the most kindly and fraternal character. In my visits to the 
neighboring republic I was rejoiced to find that the Grand 
Lodge of Canada had attained a very high reputation among 
its compeers, and that those who had investigated the subject 
were full of admiration for our methods of transacting businesss, 
our organization of districts, the board of general purposes, 
and particularly our praiseworthy system of practical benevo- 
lence, which is surpassed by no other Grand Lodge on this 
continent. 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES. 

The following Grand Representatives have been appointed 
during the year : — From the Grand Lodge of Arkansas, R. W. 
Bro. J. C. Hegler, in place of R. W. Bro. A. J. Cambie, 
deceased ; from the Grand Lodge of Dakota, R. W. Bro. E. 
T. Malone, in place of R. W. Bro. J. G. Burns, deceased ; 
from the Grand Lodge of Iowa, R. W. Bro. J. H. Widdifieid, 
in place of R. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, whose term had expired 
and who declined a re-appointment ; from the Grand Lodge 
of Kansas, R. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, re-appointed ; from the 
Grand Lodge of Vermont, R. W. Bro. DeWitt H. Martyn, in 
place of R. W. Bro. A. J. Cambie, deceased ; from the Grand 
Lodge of Victoria, R. W. Bro. Wm. Gibson, in place of R. W. 
Bro. Robert Ramsay, deceased; near the Grand Lodge of 
Kansas, M. W, Bro. Joseph D. McCleverty, P. G. M., in place 
of R. W. Bro. E. T. Carr, who declined a re-appointment. 

MASONIC CONVENTION. 

By invitation I attended a Masonic Convention, held at 
Chicago, on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th days of June, 1887. 
The convention was composed of Grand Masters and Past 
Grand Masters, and was called for consultation and advice on 
various Masonic matters. Among the subjects which were 
discussed were the following : 

" What is a legal avouchment?" 

"The physical qualifications of candidates," 

" The prerogatives of the Grand Master." 

" Perpetual jurisdiction over rejected candidates." 

" Grand Lodge sovereignty," etc., etc. 

The attendance was not large, but the proceedings and 
discussions were exceedingly interesting and instructive. No 
one present favored the idea of a general Grand Lodge, and a 
resolution was passed strongly upholding the doctrine of the 
absolute supremacy of Grand Lodges in their several 
jurisdictions. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 37 

The question of perpetual jurisdiction over rejected candi- 
dates was strongly argued on both sides, but the weight of 
opinion and argument was decidedly against that doctrine. 

On physical qualifications, the rule was stated to be that a 
candidate who was physically capable of complying literally 
with all the requirements of the degrees was eligible to 
admission. 

On avouchment, the prevailing sentiment was that no 
brother should vouch for a visitor, unless he had sat with him 
in a regular lodge or had examined him as one of a committee 
appointed by the Master for that purpose. 

It has been proposed that these meetings should be 
continued annually, and in my opinion great good would 
result therefrom, in the advisory settlement of disputed 
questions of inter-jurisdictional interest, in the knowledge 
obtained of improved methods of conducting our Masonic 
work and in the more complete development of fraternal 
intercourse. It afforded me much pleasure to extend to these 
distinguished brethren an invitation to hold their next meeting 
in the City of Toronto. 

GENERAL MASONIC RELIEF ASSOCIATION. 

A body under the name of the General Masonic Relief 
Association has been formed to protect the craft from the 
knavery of Masonic imposters, who make a business of 
travelling through the country, trading upon the well-known 
benevolence of our brethren and lodges. From the good 
work already performed by this association in the detection of 
these frauds, I am satisfied that it deserves to be encouraged 
and assisted. The Vice-President of the association, R. W. 
Bro. J. Ross Robertson, will be happy to furnish all the 
required details of the work they have performed and of their 
method of operation. 

VISITATIONS. 

Official visits have been made by me to the following 
lodges .—Barton, No 6, Hamilton; Ionic, No. 25, Toronto; 
Manito, No. 90, Collingwood ; Corinthian, No. 96, Barrie ; 
Petrolia, No. 194, Petrolia ; Stevenson, No. 218, Toronto; 
Ionic, No. 229. Brampton; Kerr, No. 230, Barrie; Washington, 
No. 260, Petrolia; Robertson, No. 292, Nobleton, and Pnyx, 
No. 312, Wallaceburg. 

I regret very much that through illness and other causes I 
was unable to accept the many kind invitations I received to 
visit other lodges. The cordiality with which I was entertained 
upon all occasions where I was privileged to visit and the 



38 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

unvarying kindness and courtesy bestowed upon the Grand 
Master was very pleasant and evidenced the loyalty of the 
brethren to their chief officer. 

On February 18th, 1887, I dedicated the new Masonic 
Hall at Brampton. On June 28th, 1887, I laid the corner- 
stone of a new Masonic Temple for the lodges in Petrolia. 
On July 1st, 1887, at the invitation of the Public School 
Board to Pnyx Lodge, No. 312. I laid the corner-stone of a 
new public school building at Wallaceburg. On all these 
occasions there was a large attendance of the craft and great 
interest was manifested in the ceremonies. 

I have also received reports of the following ceremonies 
performed in my name and at my request, namely : The 
constitution, consecration and dedication of Rodney Lodge, 
No. 411, and Naphtali Lodge, No. 413, by R. W. Bro. R. M. 
Stuart, D. D. G. M., and the consecration and dedication of 
the new halls of Craig Lodge, No 401, by R. W. Bro. R. T. 
Walkem, D. G. M., of Thistle Lodge, No. 34, McColl Lodge, 
No. 386, Florence Lodge, No. 390, and Howard Lodge, No. 
391, by R. VV. Bro. R. M. Stuart, D. D. G. M., of St. George 
Lodge, No. 243, by R. W. Bro. Wm. Kerns, D, D. G. M., of 
Cedar Lodge, No. 396, by R. W. Bro. J. F. H. Gunn, of 
Mattawa Lodge, No. 405, by R. W. Bro. J. H. Burritt, D. D. 
G. M., and of Crystal Fountain Lodge, No. 389, North 
Augusta, by R. W. Bro. A. L. Riddel. 

NEW LODGES. 

Dispensations have been issued for new lodges at Maxville, 
in the County of Glengarry, at Keewatin Mills, Algoma 
District, and at Point Edward, in the County of Lambton. I 
also at the request of the Grand Lodge continued the 
dispensations for Fort William Lodge, Fort William, Algoma 
District, and Lyn Lodge, Lyn, in the County of Leeds. 
Dispensations were applied for to open new lodges at Woburn 
and Pickering, which were refused. 

AMALGAMATION OF LODGES. 

Negotiations for the amalgamation of Faithful Brethren 
Lodge, No. 77, and King Hiram Lodge, No. 89, Lindsay, 
were in progress prior to the last Annual Communication, and 
have since then been satisfactorily concluded. 

WARRANTS SURRENDERED. 

During the past year, the warrants of Hanover Lodge, No. 
301, Hanover, Port Elgin Lodge, No. 350, Port Elgin, and 
North Star Lodge, No. 365, Roseneath, were surrendered. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 39 

RITUAL. 

At the last communication of Grand Lodge, I appointed as 
a committee to advise with me on questions relating to the 
ritual, all the Past Grand Masters and the Deputy Grand 
Master. From the reports which reached me from all the 
District Deputy Grand Masters and other brethren, as to the 
condition of the lodges with regard to the accuracy of the 
work, I deemed it necessary to summon a special meeting of 
that committee. This meeting was held at Hamilton on the 
22nd and 23rd days of March last. The action then taken 
has been communicated to the lodges and I trust that the 
measures which have been adopted will secure a greater 
degree of uniformity in the rendition of our beautiful ritual 
and also prove satisfactory to the body of the craft. 

In accordance with the resolution of Grand Lodge in 1884, 
arrangements have been made to have an exemplification of 
the work at this session. The officers of Zeta Lodge, No. 
410, of Parkdale, one of our youngest lodges, have kindly 
undertaken this duty and I heartily thank them for their cheer- 
ful and ready compliance with my request. 

ROYAL SOLOMON MOTHER LODGE. 

In answer to certain queries which were submitted by our 
Royal Solomon Mother Lodge at Jerusalem, and which were 
referred to me by the Board of General Purposes, I directed 
the Grand Secretary to reply as follows : — "That a brother 
who acknowledges and professes a belief in the Grand Architect 
of the Universe, and who acknowledges this belief to be an 
essential landmark of the order, and who was made a Masor 
in a lodge holding under the Grand Orient of France before 
the Grand Orient altered its constitution as to that belief, may 
be admitted to any lodge under the Grand Registry of Canada. 

"A petition for a new lodge should be signed by such 
brothers only as can come under the above rule. 

" The Royal Solomon Mother Lodge may receive petitions 
for affiliation from, and may admit as members, brothers who 
come within the terms of the above rule, as applicable to 
Masons of French origin or that of any other Grand Juris- 
diction." 

INVASION OF JURISDICTION. 

In September last, a resident of Toronto was made a Mason 
in a lodge in Montreal. Immediately on this being brought 
to my notice, I wrote to the M. W., the Grand Master of 
Quebec, J. Fred. Walker, Esq., and he very promptly suspend- 
ed the Master of the Lodge and ordered that no more degrees 



40 GRAN'M LODGE OF I W'ADA. 

should be conferred upon the candidate. The Grand Lodge 
of Quebec, at their meeting in January, approved the action 
of the Grand Master. After making full enquiry, I found that 
the brother so initiated was of excellent character and reputa- 
tion and good material for our Masonic building. He has 
since been "healed" by my order and is now a member of one 
of our lodges. Our thanks are due to the M. W. the Grand 
Master and the Grand Lodge of Quebec for their prompt and 
ready action in this matter. 

PEQUONGA LODGE, RAT PORTAGE. 

Pequonga Lodge at Rat Portage duly surrendered its warrant 
to the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, and a warrant was issued to 
the brethren of that lodge, free of charge, as directed by Grand 
Lodge at its last communication. 

OBITUARY. 

The deaths of the following prominent brethren have been 
reported :— R. W. Bro. A. J. Cambie, P. G. J. W., of Ottawa ; 
R. W. Bro. J. G Burns, P. D. D. G. M., of Toronto ; V. W. 
Bro. E. H. Thompson, Grand Steward, of Niagara ; V. VV. Bro. 
J. F. Clarke, P. G. S. D., Port Arthur ; and M. W. Bro. T. T. 
Gurney, P. G. M., of Illinois. 

Bro. Burns will be remembered as an old and efficient 
member of Grand Lodge and of the Board of General 
Purposes. 

Bro. Gurney visited us at Windsor last year, and many of 
us will remember his kindly ways and thorough devotion to 
our order. He was highly esteemed as an able and learned 
brother and his loss will be deeply regretted. 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED. 

Re Minister vs. Langton et al. 

At the last communication of Grand Lodge, a resolution 
was passed, (proc. 1886, p. 138), that this case should be fully 
investigated. The charge was that the acting officers of King 
Solomon's Lodge, No. 22, had made a false declaration of the 
ballot on the petitions of four candidates for initiation. On 
August 7th, 1886, I appointed R. W. Bros. R. T. Walkem, J. 
M. Gibson and J. C. Hegler as a commission to investigate 
the charge made, take the evidence and report to me. 

The report of this commission, with the evidence, was duly 
received and referred by me to the Board of General 
Purposes. The papers will be laid before you for such action 
as you may deem advisable. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 4 1 

Re Brownson vs. Amity Lodge, No. 32. 

Serious charges having been made by Bro. A. Brownson 
against Amity Lodge, No. 32, I appointed a commission in 
April last, consisting of M. W. Bros. James Seymour aud Hugh 
Murray and R. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, to investigate the same. 
Due notice was given to the parties, but as the prosecutor did 
not furnish the details of his charge until July 4th, the com- 
mission have not been able to proceed with the investigation. 

ADMISSION OF VISITORS. 

I have to call your attention again to the necessity of 
exercising the greatest caution in the admission of visitors A 
case occurred in April last, in which a person gained admission 
to one of our lodges by falsely pretending to hail from a lodge 
in Michigan. After visiting for several months he applied for 
affiliation, and was balloted for and accepted. 

The Master afterwards discovered the fraud and got a 
written acknowledgment of all the facts from the party 
concerned. On the matter being brought to my notice, I 
ordered the Grand Secretary to communicate to the lodge my 
declaration that the said party, having obtained his admission 
by fraud and deceit, was not and never had been a member 
of that lodge, and that his name should be erased from their 
list of members, his fees returned and future admission 
denied. 

I also ordered the issue of a circular to the lodges, giving 
further instructions to Masters and Boards of Trial on this 
most important subject. 

JOINT PROCESSrONS, ETC. 

Several applications have been made to me to allow Masons 
to appear in public as such, jointly with other societies, and 
also to allow the use of Masonic halls jointly with other 
societies, all of which I felt myself compelled to refuse. 

Our institution is not for show, and I understand the rule 
to be imperative that only on strictly Masonic occasions should 
our brethren appear in public clothed with the badges of the 
order. 

Our halls also are solemnly dedicated and consecrated to 
the service of the craft and should not be used by any other 
body or persons who are not members of the fraternity. 

CANVASSING FOR MEMBERS. 

A word of caution seems to be needed to our younger 
brethren with regard to canvassing for members. It should 



|j GRAND LODGE OF I ANADA. 

be distinctly understood that the solicitation of any person to 
join our ranks is a serious Masonic offence, whether it be 
done by members or officers of the lodges or by the lodge as a 
body. I have seen a lodge summons with a suggestive and 
very improper note at the bottom, indicating that some efforts 
should be made to increase the membership. I immediately 
stopped this practice in that quarter, and I sincerely hope 
that no future occasion may arise, when it would be necessary, 
by strong measures, to prevent the repetition of this very 
serious offence. 

MASONIC HALLS. 

The large number of new halls that have been consecrated 
and dedicated during the past year affords us material for 
sincere congratulation. ' Others are in course of erection and 
these lodges are entitled to hearty commendation for their 
praiseworthy efforts to improve their surroundings. A Mason's 
lodge is his home and it should be made attractive and 
comfortable and in keeping with the standing and reputation of 
the fraternity. More might be done in this direction, and it is 
to be hoped the example, which has been so largely displayed 
during the past year may stimulate others to go and do like 
wise. 

EARTHQUAKE AT CHARLESTON. 

In September last I received an intimation from the Grand 
Master of South Carolina, that the ruin and devastation caused 
by the earthquake in that city was widespread and almost 
universal, that more than half of the population was homeless, 
and that help was urgently needed by our brethren. After 
consultation with the President of the Board, and the Chair- ■ 
man of Benevolence, I recommended that a contribution of 
$400.00 be sent on behalf of the brethren of this jurisdiction, 
the receipt of which was gratefully acknowledged. 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 

The hearty thanks of the whole body of the craft are cer- 
tainly due to the Right Worshipful brethren who have this 
year filled the important and responsible position of District 
Deputy Grand Masters. A more efficient, zealous and earnest 
body of officers has never come under my notice than those of 
the past year. They have been indefatigable in their exertions 
for the benefit of the order. 

In the visitation of lodges, dedication of halls, exemplification 
of the work, holding lodges of instruction, and in the 
settlement of disputes, their services have been invaluable. 
Their reports to the Grand Master have been frequent and full 



W'NUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 43 

of information, and I desire to express to them my gratitude 
for their assistance to me in many particulars and in thus 
lightening the labors connected with my office. 

My thanks are also due to R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, 
Deputy Grand Master, for his valuable assistance during the 
year, and more particularly to your faithful and efficient Grand 
Secretary, R. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, who has discharged the 
various duties of his important office in a manner that could 
not be excelled. 

CONCLUSION. 

Brethren : — Placed, by your kind partiality, one year ago, in 
this high and responsible position, it has been my aim to dis- 
charge the duties of the office conscientiously and with due 
regard to the interests of the whole fraternity. I may not have 
fulfilled your expectations, but I have earnestly endeavored to 
deserve your confidence. The state of my health during a 
portion of the year prevented me from meeting with my 
brethren as frequently as I wished to do, and this, I trust, will 
be found sufficient excuse for my apparent shortcomings in 
that direction. 

Masonry, I may be permitted to say, has been a life's work 
with me, and to it I have devoted the best years of my man- 
hood. Initiated over a quarter of a century ago, I have ever 
since been continually engaged in some department of Masonic 
labor. That my services have been so well recognized by my 
brethren is a source to me of the most sincere gratification. 

Our glorious fraternity is an institution that may well call 
forth the best energies and devotion of all its members. 
Noble in its character, noble in its objects, noble in its great 
work of beneficence and unequalled in its antiquity and dura- 
tion, it is peerless among all human organizations, and I pray 
the Grand Architect of the Universe, that it may be further 
blessed and prospered in its future career. 

HENRY ROBERTSON, 

Grand Master. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, seconded by 
M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, and 

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

REPORT OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, seconded by 
M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, and 



44 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

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



ERIE DISTRICT No. 1. 
To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge of A. F. and A. M. of 
Canada : 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren,— In accordance 
with constitutional requirement?, I have the honor to submit 
my report on the condition of Masonry in the First District, 
and, in so doing. I wish first to express my thankfulness to 
the Most High for his loving kindness to me during the year, 
in giving me health and strength and enabling me to carry 
out the responsible duties of the high office. 

During the year I have had the pleasure of visiting each of 
my 23 lodges once and have been privileged to visit several of 
them oftener. 

I have had the honor of acting on behalf of the Most 
Worshipful the Grand Master at the constitution of Rodney 
Lodge, No. 411, Rodney; and Naphtali Lodge, No. 413, 
Tilbury Centre. At the constitution of the first-named, on 
September 9th, 1886, I was assisted by W. Bro. J. A. C. 
Anderson and VV. Bro. T. W. Kirkpatrick ; and at Tilbury 
Centre I had the assistance of R. W. Bro. W. Milner, and 
W. Bros. Anderson, Harris and Bottoms. I have in addition 
to dedicating the lodge rooms for the above named lodges, 
consecrated and dedicated to the use of Masonry, rooms for 
the following, viz : At Ridgetown, March 7th, assisted by V. 
W. Bro. Watson, W. Bros. Paine, Anderson, Young, Cochrane, 
Eansor, Ridley, Carpenter, Duck, Rushton, Davy, Decow, 
Halfpenny, McKay, Middleditch and Bingham. We had on 
this occasion a very large attendance, besides the W. Brethren 
named above, there being members present from twelve 
lodges. We endeavored to give light on a good many points, 
such as the Grand Honors, (public and private), examination 
of visitors, proper questions before passing and raising, 
physical qualification required of candidates, and we had 
excellent exemplifications of the 1st and 3rd degrees by Wor. 
Bros. J. A. C. Anderson and B. Paine. 

Our second lodge of instruction was held at Florence, on 
the 7th day of April, the following Wor. Brethren, together 
with a goodly number of their members being present, viz : 
W. Bros. Switzer, Trotter, Lawrence, Rheintgen, Norton, 
Johnson, Avery, Davidson and Langford. In addition to 
answering any questions, relative to the work, we had an 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 45 

exemplification by W. Bros. Switzer, Trotter and Lawrence, 
assisted by several other brethren. 

The third lodge was held at West Lome, assisted by W. 
Bros. Anderson, Paine, Stalker, McFate, McLean and 
Middleditch, when for the second time during my official 
year, Wor. Bro. B. Paine accepted the gavel, and assisted by 
several of the brethren gave a very correct and beautiful 
rendering of the sublime degree of Masonry. 

As well as the instructions were given at these meetings, I 
felt in duty bound, when time and circumstances allowed it, 
during my visits to give as much personal explanation and 
tuition as possible, and by this means endeavor to make the 
work uniform throughout the District. 

I regret to say that I have not found that exactness in the 
work that I would like to see, but have endeavored in all kind- 
ness to correct mistakes. 

The degrees are conferred in most of the Lodges by the W. 
M's, but I have found four Lodges in which the P. M's do 
the work. A majority of Lodges are in a prosperous state, 
some are getting along fairly well, and three of them, according 
to my opinion, would be better if they amalgamated with 
neighbouring Lodges. 

With regard to Bothwrell Lodge No. 179, I have had con- 
siderable correspondence and have visited the town twice in 
their interest, and after a careful study of the whole matter 
would recommend that the warrant be recalled. This may 
appear rather harsh, but it is the wisest course to pursue as 
there is not the slightest prospect of ever making a good work- 
ing Lodge of it, and I have good grounds to believe that had 
the warrant been recalled 3 or 4 years ago, the cause of 
Masonry would be in a much better position than we find it 
to-day in Bothwell and vicinity. 

APPEALS. 

At the last Session of the Grand Lodge, it was resolved, in 
the appeal case of McGuire vs. Middleditch (34) that it be 
referred to me for investigation, and such action as might be 
found necessary or desirable. 

Shortly after Bro. R. J. Halle appealed to me against the 
action of Parthenon Lodge No. 267. 

In both cases, I caused certified copies of the charges, 
papers, procedure and evidence to be laid before me, and also 
visited the places in which the lodges to which the brethren 
involved are held, and after a very careful study of the whole 
matter, I, in accordance with Section 43, set aside the proceed- 



46 CRANK LODG1 IDA. 

ings and ordered new trials to be held in accordance with the 
Rules respecting trials for Masonic offences and proceedings 
thereon. 

WARRANTS. 

I beg leave to call yonr attention to the warrants held by 
some of our oldest lodges. On my examination I found some 
warrants with the old numbers on the margin, whereas others 
had the old number crossed and the present number written 
near it, and in one case I found a warrant without any number 
on the margin. I would respectfully suggest that the W. M. 
and Secretary of each Lodge be requested to send certified 
copy of the number on their warrant, and where they require 
correction, that the Grand Secretary be empowered to send for 
them and place the correct number thereon, and in every case 
where the number has or shall be changed, such change be 
verified by initials of the Grand Secretary. 

The District was honored with a visit from our Most Wor- 
shipful Grand Master, on the ist day of July, on which 
occasion Pnyx Lodge No. 312 of Wallaceburg, applied for a 
dispensation to appear in public clothed as Masons, at the 
laying of a corner stone for a new building to be used as a 
public school. There was a large gathering of the Craft who 
were pleased to have our Grand Master present to lay the 
stone, and the brethren of 312 kept up their reputation for 
hospitality and brotherly kindness by the handsome manner in 
which they entertained their guests. 

LODGE ROOMS. 

You will observe that of the 23 lodges, six have provided 
themselves with new halls during the year ; several of the 
others had good rooms before, and there is only one lodge in 
the district that meets in uncomfortable quarters, and I am 
pleased to be able to say that when I visited them they were 
endeavoring to secure rooms that would be better adapted for 
lodge purposes and located in a more central locality, and I 
trust that before the snows of another winter the M. W. the 
Grand Master will be called upon to dedicate them for them. 

DEATHS. 

During the year the following brethren have been called 
upon to lay down their working tools and retire from labor by 
the great leveller, death : — Bro. Egbert Wizzell, Wellington 
Lodge, No. 46, Chatham ; Bros. H. D. Stewart and Andrew 
Phillips, Great Western Lodge, No. 47, Windsor : Bro. C G. 
Hicks, Sydenham Lodge, No. 255, Dresden; Bro. J. T. 



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Varley, Leamington Lodge, No. 290, Leamington ; Bro. Thos. 
Craine, Pnyx Lodge, No. 312, Wallaceburgh ; Bro. E. Amsden, 
Florence Lodge, No. 390, Florence ; and Wor. Bro. Wm. 
Irwan, a P. M. of Leamington Lodge, No. 290, and a Mason 
of sixty years standing. 

In the way of suggestions towards improvement, I would 
first ask the brethren to consider that portion of the ancient 
charges referring to our conduct towards each other, and 
would especially ask your careful perusal and study of the last 
clauses wherein we are charged to cultivate brotherly love, 
the foundation and cape stone, the cement and glory of this 
ancient fraternity, and in all cases where it is at all practicable 
to leave our differences in hands of kindly and sympathetic 
brethren for adjustment, never going to law with each other 
if it can by any fair means be avoided. Second, I would 
recommend that on every occasion when it does not interfere 
with your moral or religious duties, a prompt attention to your 
lodge meeting, thus aiding your Master and officers in the 
discharge of their duty. 

Third, that every brother see that his dues do not run un- 
paid over six months, and that each Lodge be urged by 
Grand Lodge, to carry out their by-laws with reference to 
suspension for N. P. D. I firmly believe, that the Lodges 
that act promptly and in a businesslike manner, are the ones 
in which the members make it a point to keep their dues paid, 
are the ones with funds in .their treasury, and in which the 
members take the greatest interest. 

And as a last suggestion, let me say a word to the rules of 
the Lodges who teach and ask candidates questions that are 
not regular, but pertain to the work of other jurisdictions. 

While I admit that it is right and commendable for the 
brethren to know all they can of our Mystic Art, still we are 
bound by our obligations to practice pure and unsullied the 
work as exemplified by our Grand Lodge at its annual sessions, 
and I maintain that any question, answer, rite or ceremony 
other than those taught, are not to be, and should not be 
practiced within our portals. 

When all have treated me so kindly, it seems hardly fair to 
particularize, yet I cannot let go unnoticed the royal reception 
I received at the hands of the Windsor brethren, on which 
occasion the meeting was graced by the presence of many 
distinguished in the craft, and especially by our true and trusty 
M. Wor. Pro. J. W. McGratn, P. G. M., of Michigan, and 
who favored us with a fraternal address. Before closing I 
desire in a word to thank every brother who by word or deed, 



48 GRAN I > LODGE OF CANADA. 

helped me during my official year, and I can assure you, I 
will remember with pleasure my trips through the First 
I district, along the fertile plains of the Thames and Sydenham, 
through the hills and dales of West Middlesex and Elgin, 
beside the busy and beautiful Detroit River, and amongst the 
vine-clad fields and osage-orange hedges bordering Lake Erie. 
With kindest wishes and the desire that when we shall be 
called from our earthly Lodge, it may be ours to hear the 
"Great Master" say, "Come ye blessed of my Father." 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert M. Stuart, 

D. D. G. M., Eric District, No. 1. 



ST. CLAIR DISTRICT, No. 2. 
71? the Most Worshipful the Grand 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 my report for the Masonic year 1886-1887, 
on the condition of Masonry in the Second Masonic District. 

During the past year I visited officially the 18 Lodges in 
my District and found them in a fairly healthy condition. 

In the beginning of the year. I issued circulars to all the 
Lodges in my District, calling their attention to some points 
of importance, especially the collection of dues, and that I 
would require a report from them on the same at the end of 
the year. 

My first official visit was December 27th, 1886, when I 
installed the officers of Petrolia Lodge, No 194, and 
Washington Lodge. No. 260, at Petrolia. During my visits 
a large majority of the Lodges had work on hand, which was 
very well done. In some cases the officers and members 
wished me to confer the degrees, and when the request was 
made I complied with their wishes ; and when there was no 
work we spent the evening as a Lodge of instruction. 

I held two Lodges of instruction during the year, the first 
in the Masonic Hall, in the Town of Sarnia, May 18th, 1887 ; 
and the second in the Masonic Hall, in the Town of Strathroy, 
May 19th, 1887, for W. Masters, P. Masters and Wardens 
only, and was well represented by most of the Lodges in 
the District. The same peace and harmony prevail through- 
out the Second District that has always characterized it. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 49 

Not a single complaint of any kind has been reported to me 
during the year, which proves that the brethren practice those 
excellent precepts that Freemasonry teaches. 

We have been also blessed with health and prosperity. 
Only two deaths has been reported to me during the year, 
that of Bro. J. C Diggins, of Euclid Lodge, No. 366, 
Strathroy, died January 14th, 1887, at Alpena, Michigan ; 
and Bro. W. E. McCullough, of Washington Lodge, No. 260, 
Petrolia, died February 28th, 1887, at Los Angelos, California. 
During the year I granted two dispensations to Lodges to 
attend divine service clothed as Masons : One to Beaver 
Lodge, No. 83, to attend divine service January ist, 1887 ; 
and one to Alvinston Lodge to attend divine service June 
26th, 1887. The fees for the same have been remitted to the 
Grand Secretary. 

In May last a petition was presented to me by a number of 
brethren in Point Edward, asking that a new Lodge be 
instituted at that place. I forwarded the same to the Grand 
Secretary for the approval of the Grand Master. On June 
roth I received a dispensation from the Grand Secretary; ahd 
on June 13th, the day appointed for their regular meeting, I 
opened a new Lodge called Point Edward Lodge under very 
favorable circumstances ; a large number of brethren were 
present from Sarnia and neighboring Lodges. The new 
officers opened and closed in the three degrees and 
exemplified the work in the first degree, and they did it very 
correctly. 

On the 28th of June, 1887, the corner-stone of a Masonic 
Temple was laid in the Town of Petrolia with Masonic 
ceremonies, and the brethren there had the pleasure of having 
M. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, L. L. B., our highly esteem- 
ed Grand Master, present to conduct the proceedings, which 
he did in the presence of a very large number of brethren and 
other spectators. The Lodges throughout the District were 
well represented to do honor to the M. W. the G. M., and 
also to assist him. 

The M. W. the G. M. conducted the beautiful ceremonies 
in a highly impressive manner, and won the esteem of all who 
were present. The Temple will be a handsome brick structure, 
three stories in height, and will cost about $20,000.00. 

The brethren of St. Clair District in general, and those of 
the Town of Petrolia in particular, trust that the M. W. the 
G. M. enjoyed this his first visit in the west, and hope that he 
may be induced to honor the District with another visit in the 
near future 



50 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

I herewith give a report of the several Lodges in the District 
and the business done during the year, from July 1886, to June 
1887, both inclusive. 

Victoria Lodge, No. 56, Sarnia : Visited February 8th, 1887. 
No. of meetings, 15 ; average attendance, 18. W. M. does the 
work. Arrearages of dues 2 years, $12.00 ; 3 years, $2600; 
over 3 years $12.00. Money in treasury, none. Rent hall. 
Initiated 3 ; passed 5 ; raised 5 ; affiliated 2 ; suspended 2. 

St. John Lodge, No. 81, Mt. Brydges : Visited March 8th, 
1887. No. of meetings, 14; average attendance, 22. W. M. 
does the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, $8.00 ; 3 years, 
$12.00. Money in treasury, $50.00. Own their hall, 
valued at $1,500. Initiated 1 ; passed 1 ; raised 1. 

Beaver Lodge, No. 83, Strathroy: Visited March 1 ith, 1887. 
No. of meetings, 15; average attendance, 25. W. M. does 
the work. Money in treasury, $246.00. Invested in security, 
$339.00. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, $87. 00; 3 years, $14.00. 
Rent hall. No work done during the year. Affiliated 1 ; 
suspended 1. 

Cassia Lodge, No. 116, Thedford : Visited May 2nd, 1887. 
No. of meetings, n ; average attendance, 10. W. M. does the 
work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, 3 Bros.; 3 years, 1 Bro. 
Money in treasury, $296. Rent hall. Initiated 2 ; passed 2 ; 
raised 2 ; suspended 1. 

Burns Lodge, No. 153, Wyoming: Visited June 2nd, 1887. 
No. of meetings, 12; average attendance, n. VV. M. does 
the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, 5 Bros.; 3 years, 1 
Bro. ; over 3 years, 9 Bros. Money in treasury, $42. Rent 
hall. Initiated 2; passed 2; raised 2; restored 1 ; demitted 1. 

Alexandra Lodge, No. 158, Oil Springs: Visited May 
12th, 1887. No. of meetings, 12; average attendance, ix. 
W. M. does the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, $24 ; 3 
years, $37; over 3 years, $19. Money in treasury $50. Own 
their hall, valued at $1,500. Initiated 2 ; passed 2 ; raised 1. 

Petrolia Lodge, No. 194, Petrolia: Visited Dec. 27th, 

1886. No. of meetings, 16; average attendance, 15. W. M. 
does the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, 1 Bro. Money 
in treasury, $200 ; invested on security, $340. Rent hall. 
Initiated 3 ; passed 3 ; raised 2 ; affiliated 1 ; suspended 1. 

Havelock Lodge, No. 238, Watford : Visited May 3rd, 

1887. No. of meetings, 9 ; average attendance, 20. P. M. 
mostly does the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, 13 Bros.; 
3 years, 2 Bros.; over 3 years, 6 Bros. Money in treasury, 
$90. Rent hall. Initiated 2 ; passed 2; raised 1. 



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Washington Lodge. No. 260, Petrolia : Visited January 
4th, 1887. No. of meetings, 11 ; average attendance, 16. 
W. M. does the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, 10 Bros.; 
3 years, 5 Bros.; over 3 years, 5 Bros. Money in treasury, 
$182. Rent hall. Initiated 5; passed 5; raised 1 ; affiliated 2. 

Forest Lodge, No. 263, Forest: Visited May 4th, 1887. 
No. of meetings, 14; average attendance, 25. W. M. does 
the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, 2 Bros.; 3 years, 
none. Money in treasury, $52. Rent hall. Initiated 3; 
passed 3 ; raised 3 ; affiliated 1. 

Moore Lodge, No. 294, Mooretown : Visited March 3rd, 
1887. No. of meetings, 11; average attendance, 12. W. M. 
does the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, 6 Bros.; 3 years, 

1 Bro. Money in treasury, $66. Rent hall. Initiated 2 ; 
passed 2 ; raised 2 ; affiliated 1. 

Arkona Lodge, No. 307, Arkona : Visited May 5th, 1887. 
No. of Meetings, 13 ; average attendance, 14. W. M. and P. 
M. does the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, 1 Bro.; 3 
years, 1 Bro.; over 3 years, 1 Bro. Money in treasury, none. 
Rent hall. Initiated 2 ; passed 2 ; raised 2 ; affiliated 1 ; 
suspended 1. 

Alvinston Lodge, No. 323, Alvinston : Visited March 10th, 
1887. No. of meetings, 14; average attendance, 15. W. M. 
absent, P. M. does the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, 2 
Bros.; 3 years, 1 Bro. Money in treasury, $90. Own their 
hall, valued at $1,200. Initiated 9; passed 5; raised 4; 
affiliated 2. 

Ionic Lodge, No. 328, Napier : Visited May 6th, 1887. 
No. of meetings, 10; average attendance, 12. W. M. can do 
the work. Money in treasury, $47. Own their hall, valued 
at $1,000. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, n Bros.; 3 years, 5 
Bros.; over 3 years, 2 Bros. No work done during the year. 

Dufferin Lodge, No. 364, Melbourne : Visited March 9th, 
1887, No. of meetings, 12; average attendance, 8. W. M. 
does the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, 4 Bros. Money 
in treasury, $31. Own their hall, valued at $1,000. Initiated 

2 ; passed 1 ; raised 2 ; affiliated 1 ; suspended 6. 

Euclid Lodge, No. 366, Strathroy : Visited March nth, 
1887. No. of meetings, 16; average attendance, 14. W. M. 
does the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, 5 Bros.; 3 years, 
2 Bros.; over 3 years, 1 Bro. Money in treasury, $30. Rent 
hall. Initiated 3 ; passed 2 ; raised 2 ; affiliated 1. 

Huron Lodge, No. 392, Camlachie : Visited February 9th, 
1887. No. of meetings, 12; average attendance, 14. W. M. 



52 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

does the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, $18; 3 years, 
$15 ; over 3 years, $19. Money in treasury, $87 : invested 
on security, $80. Rent hall. Initiated 1; passed 1. 

Leopold Lodge, No. 397, Brigden : Visited May ioth, 
1887. No. of meetings, 12; average attendance, 11. W. M. 
does the work. Arrearages of dues, 2 years, 7 Bros.; 3 years, 
4 Bros.; over 3 years, 3 Bros. Money in treasury, $50. Rent 
hall. Initiated 3 ; passed 3 ; raised 4. 

I find that the Lodges are well supplied with the necessary 
books, which are very fairly kept. 

In retiring from the position of D. D. G. M., I desire to 
express my sincere thanks to the brethren of the Second 
Masonic District for the many acts of kindness I have 
received at their hands, and for the liberal manner they 
contributed towards my travelling expenses and personal 
comfort. And I can assure my successor that he will receive 
the same kindness and liberal support that I have received. 
I hope that the peace and harmony that have marked this 
District in the past, will continue in the future. And I assure 
you that I shall always remember with pleasure the two years 
that I occupied the office of D. D. G. M. of St. Clair District. 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 

John Sinclair. 
D. D. G. M. St. Clair District, No. z. 
Petrolia, July 4th, 1887. 



LONDON DISTRICT, No. 3. 

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

Canada : 

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

There are 29 Lodges in this District as now formed, and 
known as the Third Masonic District, and 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. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 53 

I commenced to visit the Lodges in the District in which I 
have the honor to be elected to represent the Grand Master 
on October 7th, 1886. 

My first official visit was to St. Thomas Lodge, No. 44, and 
saw the Third Degree conferred by the P. M., the W. M. being 
absent and also the S. W. The Subordinate Officers were in 
their respective places ; the work was done moderately well ; 
the Lodge is in good financial standing, and the books are 
well kepi, and they meet in one of the best Masonic Temples 
in the west, and for which they pay a net rent of $95 per 
annum and taxes. They are assessed on $1,800 and are 
insured. Number of members on the roll, 108; average 
attendance, 16. 

Nov. 1, 1886. — I visited the Tuscan Lodge, No. 95. This 
Lodge meets in the Masonic Temple, London, in concert with 
other five Lodges on alternate dates. This Lodge is in good 
circumstances, and the books are well kept. The W. M. was 
present and all his officers in their places and exemplified the 
first degree in a very efficient manner. The number of mem- 
bers on the roll, 50; average attendance, 12. 

Nov. 4, 1886 — Visited Henderson Lodge, No. 388, at Uder- 
ton, and saw the third degree conferred on a candidate. The 
work was done by the P. M.; the Wardens and Subordinate 
Officers being well skilled in the work, and the Lodge was 
well attended. The books of the Lodge are well kept, and 
they meet regularly in a comfortable room, which is well 
furnished, and have their furniture and regalia insured. They 
are in a rented Lodge room. The number of members on 
the roll, 42 ; average attendance, 1 6. The Lodge is out of 
debt, or nearly so, and appears to be doing very well. 

Nov. 9, 1886. — Visited St. John's Lodge,No.2o. This Lodge 
works what is known by them as Irish Ritual. I saw the first 
degree conferred on a candidate by the W. M. and the work 
was very well done, and the W. M. was well supported by his 
Wardens and officers. The number of members on the roll, 
142 ; average attendance, 24 ; and they meet in the Masonic 
Temple, London. This Lodge has just issued a new set of 
By-laws, which have been submitted to the M. W. the G. M. 
for his approbation, and met with his approval, I suppose, but 
cannot say, as I have not seen a copy of them since. 

Nov. 12, 1886. — Visited Prince of Wales Lodge, No. 171, 
Iona. This Lodge meets in a well appointed room, which they 
own. It is well furnished and insured. Saw the third degree 
conferred on a candidate by the W. M.; the Wardens and Offi- 
cers all being well skilled in the work. The Lodce is a thriving 



54 CRAM) I.OIM'.K oi CANADA. 

Lodge and is in good circumstances ; the books of the Lodge 
are in good shape and the attendance is good. Number of 
members on the roll, 33; average attendance, 22. 

Nov. 17, 1886. — Visited Wallacetown to meet with some of 
the members of Cameron Lodge, No. 232. This Lodge, which 
was so unfortunate as to lose all they had belonging to them 
by that dread enemy, fire. They saved nothing. I met 
them in committee and advised them to apply for a new 
charter. 

April 6, 1887. — My second visit to Cameron Lodge, No. 
232. When I found that the brethren had erected a new hall, 
and had got a new set of furniture, and new regalia, and a new 
charter, and I had the honor of installing their W. M. and 
Officers, and the pleasure of seeing Cameron Lodge start up 
again with renewed vigor, and as soon as they completed the 
furnishing, the brethren will apply to the M. W. the G. M. to 
consecrate and dedicate the Lodge room to Masonry. This 
Lodge is starting up under very favorable circumstances, 
having a good room to hold their meetings in, at a rental of 
$45 per annum, and a membership roll of 27, and an average 
attendance of 12. 

Nov. 25, 1886. — I visited St. John's Lodge, No. 209a, 
London, and saw the second and third degree worked by the 
W. M., and the work was very interesting and elaborately 
done, and the W. M, was very ably supported by his Wardens 
and Officers, and all take part and pleasure in rendering the 
degree work as complete as possible. This Lodge is in a 
very flourishing condition and meet in the Masonic Temple, 
London ; have a large membership of 160 ; average attend- 
ance, 40. The books of the Lodge are well kept. 

Dec. 7, 1886. At Corinthian Lodge, No. 330, London 
East. I found this Lodge meeting in a very large and 
commodious room, and well furnished, and good ante rooms. 
It was the annual meeting for election of officers. I did not 
see any degree work done. This Lodge is in a rented room ; 
rent, $150. The books are in good shape, but have a large 
amount of dues outstanding there. Membership roll is 82, 
and the average attendance only 12. 

Dec. 13, 1886. — At Union Lodge, No. 380, London. This 
Lodge meets in the Masonic Temple. I did not see any 
degree work in this Lodge ; it was their annual meeting for 
election of officers ; the W. M. was present at this meeting, 
this being the only meeting he had attended for some time. 
The books of the Lodge are kept in good shape, and the 



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Lodge is in a very flourishing condition. Number of members 
on the roll, 89 ; average attendance, 20. 

Dec. 15, 1886. — King Solomon Lodge. No. 394, Thamesford. 
I visited this Lodge and saw the third degree conferred on a 
candidate, in part by the W. M. and part by the P. M.; the 
degree was not very well worked, neither by the W. JYI. or the 
Wardens of the Lodge. The Lodge seems to be still in the 
old groove as to the work. They meet in rather a poor building, 
but they have it neatly furnished and well appointed. The 
books are well kept, and the finances of the Lodge are in good 
trim, and the attendance is good. Number on the roll, 44 ; 
average attendance, 18. 

Jan. 4, 1887. — Mount Olivet Lodge, No. 300, Thorndale. I 
visited this Lodge ; I found them in a good Lodge room of 
their own and well furnished and appointed, and the books of 
the Lodge are well kept, and the Lodge is in good financial 
standing. I did not see any work, but saw the W. M. open 
and close in 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees, and it was well done. 
Number on the roll, 41 ; average attendance, 14. 

Jan. 5, T887. — Middlesex Lodge, No. 379, Bryanston. 
Visited this Lodge and saw the third degree conferred on a 
candidate, part by the W. M. and part by the P. M.j the work 
was well done by the principal officers, W. M. and P. M., but 
the Wardens were not well skilled in the work and the 
Subordinate Officers were poorly skilled in the work. They 
meet in rather a poor hall, being only a loft over a drive shed ; 
they have it very nicely furnished and it is a rented building ; 
they have their effects insured and are in moderate circum- 
stances. The books are well kept. No. of members on the 
roll, 32; average attendance, 12. 

Jan. 6, 1887. — Doric Lodge, No. 289, Lobo. I visited 
this and installed the W. M. and Officers, and saw them open 
and close in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees. They meet in a very 
good hall which they own, and have a very good Lodge room 
and well furnished and appointed, and their effects are well 
insured, and they are in good financial standing and have a 
membership on the roll of 67, average attendance, 22 ; and 
their books are in first-class shape. 

Jan. 19, 1887. — King Solomon Lodge, No. 378, 
Petersville. Visited this Lodge on the above date, and found 
a good Lodge, they meet in a good hall which they rent, it is 
well furnished and appointed, I saw the second degree 
conferred on a candidate by the W. M., the work was done in 
a skilful manner, the W. M. and Wardens and Officers being 
all well skilled in the work, the books of the Lodge are well 



56 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

kept, the Lodge is in good financial circumstances, the number 
of members on the roll is 65 ; average attendance, 17. 

Feb. 1, 1887. — Warren Lodge, No. 120, Fingal. I visited 
this Lodge and found them in a very comfortable Lodge 
room and well furnished, but the Lodge do not meet very 
regularly, they own the building that they hold their meetings 
in, and are in good financial circumstances, but the Lodge 
has not had much new blood to stir them up, the books of 
the Lodge are well kept and their effects are insured, I 
instructed them in the work of opening and closing. No. on 
the roll, 25 ; average attendance, 9. 

March 4, 1887. — Delaware Valley Lodge, No. 358, Delaware. 
Visited this Lodge. They have a very nice Lodge room, a 
rented room and comfortably furnished and well appointed, 
and their effects insured. There was not any work before the 
Lodge, but the M. W. opened and closed the Lodge in the 
1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees. The Lodge is not very well 
skilled in the work. The books are well kept and the Lodge 
finances are in good shape. No. on the roll, 28 ; average 
attendance, n. 

March 9, 1887. — St. Paul's Lodge, No. 107, Lambeth. 
Visited this Lodge and saw the third degree conferred on a 
candidate ; the work was done in part by the W. M. and part 
by the P. M.; the work was well done ; the W. M. and 
Wardens and Officers all being well skilled in work. This 
Lodge meets in their own building and have a very good 
Lodge room, and well furnished and appointed, and all 
insured. The Lodge is in good financial standing and the 
books are in good shape. Number on the roll, 57; average 
attendance, 16. 

March 17, 1887. — St. David's Lodge, No. 302, St. Thomas. 
Visited this Lodge; did not see any work. The W. M. opened 
and closed in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees, and I instructed 
the brethren in the work. The Wardens are not very well 
skilled in the work, and the subordinate officers do not attend 
very regularly. The Lodge is in a rented Lodge room, and 
the finances of the Lodge are good and the books are fairly 
well kept, and there effects are insured. Number on the roll 
is 81 ; average attendance, 9. The Lodge prospects are 
good. 

April 4, 1887.— Springfield Lodge, No. 259, Springfield. I 
went to Springfield to visit this Lodge, which I had given them 
eight days notice of, but when I arrived there at the Lodge 
room, which, by the way, is attached to the Secretary's office, 
I was informed that was the first that they knew of my coming, 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 57 

as the W. M. had left the jurisdiction and had not sent the 
notice to the Secretary, so there was not a quorum, there 
being only three members of the Lodge present. They have 
a very comfortable Lodge room, for which they pay rent, and 
well furnished and the books are well kept. The Secretary 
being in office for 13 years and the Lodge is sound financially, 
but a good many members of the Lodge have left Springfield 
for other fields of labor and pastures new; hence such poor' 
attendance. Number on the roll, 24. They do not meet 
regularly on account of not having a quorum. 

April 5, 1887.— Nilestown Lodge, No. 345, Nilestown. Visited 
this Lodge and found them in a very comfortable Lodge room 
of their own, and well furnished and appointed, with their effects 
insured. The books of the Lodge are well kept. There was 
no work before the Lodge, but the W. M. opened and closed 
in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees, and I instructed them in the 
work. Number on the roll, 38; average attendance, n. 

April 12, 1887. — St. Mark's Lodge, No. 94, Port Stanley. 
Visited this Lodge and found them in poor circumstances. They 
seem to be in a state of disorganization and with a very poor 
unskilled set of officers. Books in bad shape and in financial 
difficulty. They have a very fair number of members on the 
roll, 38. but the attendance was only xi. A P. M. Edgecombe 
assumed the East, and I instructed the Lodge in the work of 
opening and closing. The trouble with this Lodge appears to 
be outstanding dues, and I counselled them to proceed at 
once against the delinquent members. 

May 2, 1887. — Spartan Lodge, No. 176, Sparta, Visited this 
Lodge and found them in a very comfortable Lodge room, 
which they rent, and the room is well furnished and appointed 
and the Lodge is in good circumstances. The books are in 
good shape ; their effects are insured. There was not any 
work before the Lodge. The VV. M. and Wardens are well 
skilled in the work as far as I was able to judge by opening 
and closing in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees. Number of 
members on the roll, 40 ; average attendance, 12. 

May 4, 1887. — Malahide Lodge, No. 140, Aylmer. Visited 
this Lodge on the above date. The W. M. and 
Wardens and Officers were all in their respective places, 
and the Lodge had two candidates for the second degree. 
The work was well done with some few exceptions, where I 
pointed out the errors. This Lodge is very well skilled in the 
esoteric work. They meet in a good room, which they rent ; 
the room is well furnished and appointed and their effects 
are insured. Number on roll, 56 ; average attendance, 23. 



58 f'.RAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

M;iy 5, 1887. — Merrill Lodge, No. 344, Dorchester Station. 
Visited this Lodge and found them in a very comfortable 
Lodge room, which they own, and they have it well furnished 
and it is well appointed and their effects are insured. The 
Lodge appears to be in a thriving condition ; they are nearly 
out of debt, having just been buying a new carpet and sundry 
other things. Did not see any work. Number on roll, 38; 
average attendance, 16. 

June 1, 1887. — Visited Moffat Lodge, No. 399, Harrietsville. 
This is a small Lodge and they are in a rented room, which 
they rent, and occupy in conjunction with another 
organization, viz : The Oddfellows, and are their tenants, 
and own nothing but their regalia and jewelry. The Lodge 
is in good financial standing, not standing at any expense. 
The room is very convenient. The W. M. and his Wardens 
and officers are well skilled in the esoteric work and they 
meet regularly. Number on the roll, 13 ; attendance, 9. 

June 3, 1887. — Belmont Lodge, No. 190, Belmont. Visited 
this Lodge and found them in a very fine hall of their own, and 
well furnished and appointed as a Lodge room, and all insured. 
The books of this Lodge are in good condition and the Lodge 
is in good financial circumstances, but have some outstanding 
dues on their books. There was not any work on hand, but 
the W. M. opened and closed the Lodge in the 1st, 2nd and 
3rd degrees, and the Lodge, as a whole, proved themselves 
well skilled in the esoteric work and they meet regularly. 
Number of members on the roll, 32 ; average attendance, 16. 

Elgin Lodge, No. 349. I visited this Lodge ; it meets in 
the Masonic Temple, St. Thomas, and sub-rents from St. 
Thomas Lodge. It is a young Lodge and is not making 
much progress. I did not see any degree work. Their 
financial condition is fair. Number on the roll, 37 ; average 
attendance, 9. 

Nov. 4, 1886. — St. George's Lodge, No. 42, London. I 
visited this Lodge and saw the third degree conferred on a 
candidate, in part by the W. M. and part by the P. M.; the 
work was skilfully done. The Lodge is in good shape 
financially and have a good attendance. Number on roll, 
107 ; average attendance, 17. 

LODGES OF INSTRUCTION. 

I held two Lodges of Instruction for the exemplification of 
the three degrees of Masonry in the Masonic Temple, London, 
under the warrant of St. John's, No. 20. The Lodges were 
held on two following evenings, Lodge opening at 8 p. m., 
and both of which Lodges were well attended, and the 



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brethren who exemplified the degrees acquitted themselves in 
a very skilful manner. 

INSTALLATION. 

I had the honor and pleasing duty of installing the W. M. 
and officers of the following Lodges : 
Dec. 27th, 1886. — St. Thomas Lodge, No. 44, St. Thomas. 



Dec. 27th, 1886 
Jan. 6th, 1887 
June 24th, 1887 
June 29th, 1887 
April 6th, 1887 



Elgin Lodge, No. 349, St. Thomas. 
Doric Lodge, No. 289, Lobo. 
— St. David's Lodge, No. 302, St. Thomas. 
— Moffat Lodge, No. 399, Harrietsville. 
— Cameron Lodge, No. 232, Wallacetown. 
And M. W. Sir, in closing this report I wish to express my 
fraternal thanks to the brethren of the third district for their 
unlimited and unbounded courtesy extended to me, and I can 
assure them that I have spent a most happy year amongst the 
Lodges in prosecuting my labors and in trying to do my duty 
as the representative of the G. M., if I have accomplished 
the task that I had in view, namely, that of doing my duty to 
their satisfaction. I have 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, 

Luke Slater, 

D. D. G. M., London District, No. j. 



SOUTH HURON DISTRICT, No. 4. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 

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

Canada : 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — Knowing that 

of late the reports of D. D. G. Masters have been severely 

criticized for being in some cases too long and stereotyped, 

in others too short and meagre ; I feel some diffidence in 

presenting mine, but will endeavor to give all necessary 

information as briefly as possible. In accordance with a 

suggestion made by the board on condition of Masonry at the 

last communication of the Grand Lodge, I will group my 

remarks under the following heads : 

NUMBER OF LODGES AND OFFICIAL VISITS PAID. 

There are sixteen Lodges in the Fourth District, each of 
which I have visited once, some oftener, viz : — Wilmont 
Lodge, No. 318, Baden, four times ; Tudor Lodge, No. 141, 



60 CKAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Mitchell, four times ; New Dominion Lodge, No. 205, N. 
Hamburg, twice; Irving Lodge, No. 154, Lucan, twice; 
Britannia Lodge, No. 170, Seaforth, twice. The total number 
of visits being twenty-five. Besides these I have attended 
every meeting of the two Stratford Lodges, Nos. 144 and 332, 
except when absent officially in other parts of the district, and 
was also present on May 20th at Listowel, by invitation of R. 
W. Bro. Gunn, on which occasion he held a most interesting 
and successful General Lodge of Instruction. 

DISPENSATIONS GRANTED. 

These were to New Dominion Lodge, No. 205, N. Hamburg, 
for church; Tudor Lodge, No. 141, Mitchell, for church; Doric 
Lodge, No. 233, Parkhill, for public procession. 

WORK DONE. 

1. Installations. — The officers of Wilmot Lodge, No. 318* 
Baden; Tecumseh Lodge, No. 144, Stratford ; Morning Star 
Lodge, No. 309, Smith's Hill ; Stratford Lodge, No. 332, 
Stratford. 

2. General Work. — I commenced my duties immediately 
after my election to office. Returning from Grand Lodge during 
the night of Thursday, July 17th, I went to Baden on the 
following evening and installed the officers of Wilmot Lodge, ' 
No. 318. After this I remained officially inactive for some 
time waiting for the D. D. G. .Master's regalia, a new one 
having to be provided owing to the division of the Huron 
District. After receiving it in September I sent a circular to 
each Lodge, naming a date for my official visit and the work I 
should expect done. This programme was carried out with 
the exception of a few changes of dates, and of Craig Lodge, 
No. 214, Ailsa Craig. This Lodge I found had been lying 
dormant since February, 1886, for want of a suitable room. 
As they did not acknowledge my circular I wrote again just 
before the date appointed for my visit, (Oct. 18th), and 
received a reply stating that it was no use my going, as they 
had no room in which to meet, having been obliged to vacate 
their old one. I corresponded with their W. M., Bro. J. 
McKay, and also had a short interview with him on the train 
on my way to visit Doric Lodge, No. 233, on November 9th, 
when I urged him to get the Lodge to work as soon as 
possible and to let me know when this was effected. I had 
some misgivings that there was a desire on the part of the 
Lodge to defer my visit indefinitely, if not to escape it 
altogether, and these were confirmed, when, after waiting for 
several months I heard nothing of them, though I had written 
three times to the W. M. and twice each to P. Masters E. B. 



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Smith and R. Anderson. However, early in May, as my term 
of office was drawing to a close, and having determined to visit 
every lodge in my district, I again wrote, informing them that 
unless they appointed another date more convenient to them- 
selves, I should be with them on May 24th in order to have 
some definite understanding as to the condition and prospects 
of the lodge. This elicited a reply from W. Bro. Anderson, 
apologizing for neglect in not answering former communications, 
and requesting me to defer the visit to June 6th, their regular 
meeting night, when they would endeavor to muster sufficient 
members to hold a meeting. On my arrival I was met by W. 
Bros. McKay (W. M.) and Smith ; W. Bro. Anderson being 
unavoidably absent from town. The Lodge in the evening 
was very poorly attended, only just a sufficient number being 
present to open the Lodge. At their request I occupied the 
chair and opened and closed in the three degrees. On talking 
over the situation, I found that the Lodge had been through 
a trying time owing to various causes ; e. g. several members 
leaving ihe district, others suspended for non-payment of dues, 
&c, their having to give up their former Lodge room and 
being unable to get another suitable one for some time. There 
are, however, among them several good working Masons who 
would be loth to let the Lodge collapse. I gave them all the 
encouragement in my power, and have no doubt they will ere 
long be in a good healthy condition and develop into a sound, 
hardworking Lodge, if not so large as formerly. Another cause 
of apathy and discontent was their Lodge being withdrawn from 
the London District and joined the Fourth. The brethren 
(in common with those belonging to the other Lodges in the 
same position) appeared to consider this as somewhat 
derogatory, but I think I succeeded in reconciling them to 
the change. My visits to the Lodges have been almost 
entirely devoted to actual work — seeing one degree worked or 
exemplified in each Lodge (in some cases exemplifying the 
degree myself), besides the opening and closing in the three 
degress, and discussing and explaining the manifold technical 
points in each degree, which are so liable to arise. On this 
ground I think I can justly claim that each of my visits was 
in reality a Lodge of Instruction, and the brethren have been 
unanimous in acknowledging the information received. While, 
as before stated, my visits have been chiefly devoted to the 
inspection and correction (when necessary) of the ritual and 
routine business of the meetings, I have also given some 
attention to the books of the Lodges and the manner in 
which they are kept, and satisfied myself that each Lodge is 
prompt and regular in conforming to and fulfilling its obliga- 



62 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

tions to Grand Lodge. The secretaries appear to be thoroughly 
conversant with their duties and discharge them well and ably. 

LODGES OF INSTRUCTION. 

1 have only held two General Lodges of Instruction with 
afternoon and evening sessions ; one at St. Marys (St. James' 
Lodge, No. 73), on February 7th. when the first degree was 
exemplified by W. Bro. Stanley, P. M.; the second by myself, 
and the third by R. W. Bro. Rupert, P. D. D. G. M.; the 
other at Britannia Lodge, No. 170, Seaforth ; the first degree 
being exemplified by W. Bro. White of Tudor Lodge, No. 141, 
Mitchell ; the second by myself, and the third by W. Bro. 
Ballantyne, W. M. I am sorry to say that they were not, 
especially the one at St. Marys, attended so well as they 
should have been ; in fact, the number present in the afternoon 
on both occasions was so few as to discourage me from holding 
any more. 

ATTENDANCE. 

As a rule I had well attended meetings on my visits to the 
Lodges, notably those at Wilmot Lodge, No. 318, Baden: 
New Dominion Lodge, No. 205, N. Hamburg ; Tecumseh 
Lodge, No. 144, Stratford ; Tudor Lodge, No. 141, Mitchell; 
Irving Lodge, No. 154, Lucan, and Maitland Lodge, No. 35, 
Goderich, but the average attendance at the ordinary monthly 
meetings is not nearly so large as I should like to see it. In 
this respect, Baden, Hamburg, Lucan, Parkhill and Morning 
Star Lodge, No. 309, Smith's Hill, show to the best advantage. 

DUES. 

The arrears of dues in this district are not of any great 
amount, and although I have on several occasions urged the 
brethren to exert themselves at all times to keep the arrears as 
low as possible, I must acknowledge holding what will by 
many be considered very peculiar views in this respect. I do 
not believe in the indiscriminate slaughter of all who are 
delinquents to the amount of over one year's dues. I have 
held, and shall always be of the opinion that it is the bounden 
duty of every man to pay up his dues as promptly as he can, 
but there are many very worthy brethren who at times find a 
difficulty in doing this, and in all such cases I am a strong 
advocate for leniency. Where it is clear that a member has 
the ability but lacks the will to pay, there have been two 
grievous mistakes made ; one on the part of the member in 
seeking to join our Order, and the other on the part of the 
Lodge which admitted him, and the sooner the mistakes are 
remedied as far as possible, the better for all ; here, suspension 
for N. P. D. is a duty on the part of the Lodge. Still, how- 



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ever, this is a matter with which the Lodges themselves should 
deal entirely, they being undoubtedly the best judges of the 
merits or demerits of each case as it arises. I would strongly 
urge upon all lovers of our order the necessity of making our 
meetings as attractive as possible by a less formal but more 
cordial and fraternal bearing towards each other, more 
especially in the case of visiting brethren, by making our 
membership more select by means of a closer scrutiny and 
stricter enquiry into the character of those applying for 
admission, and by a determination on the part of the officers 
of every Lodge to perfect themselves in the exercise of all our 
ceremonies. 

REDISTRIBUTION OF DISTRICTS. 

By this process five of the Lodges now forming part of the 
Fourth were withdrawn from others, viz : New Dominion 
Lodge, No. 205, N. Hamburg, and Wilmot Lodge, No. 318, 
Baden, which formerly belonged to Wellington District ; and 
Craig Lodge, No. 214, Ailsa Craig; Doric Lodge, No. 233, 
Parkhill, and Irving Lodge, No. 154, Lucan, which belonged 
to London District. In the case of the first two I am 
perfectly safe in saying that the change was an agreeable one ; 
not that they had any cause for dissatisfaction prior to the 
change, but being pretty close neighbors the Stratford brethren 
often exchanged fraternal visits with them, and it seemed 
more natural for them to belong to the same District. With 
the other three Lodges it was different, and from almost 
similar reasons. These and the Stratford Lodges were 
strangers to each other, their sympathies, leanings, etc., were 
all with the London District, and these brethren naturally felt 
a little discontent with the change. I have, however, endeavored 
to convince them that they will not suffer any by that change, 
and I believe have succeeded in doing so. I certainly think 
that a great benefit has been effected in the old Huron 
District by the redistribution. To confine myself to the 
southern part of it, I may say, now that I have been all over 
it, that although it covers a large area of territory there is only 
one Lodge situated away from the G. T. R. or its branches, 
viz : Morning Star Lodge, No. 309, Smith's Hill, which 
necessitates a six miles drive from Goderich. My unhesitating 
verdict is, so far as regards the Fourth District, that the redis- 
tribution is a perfect success and reflects great credit on those 
to whom the duty was entrusted. 

CONDITION OF MASONRY, INCLUDING QUALITY OF WORK, ETC. 

Though the Lodges in general are in a satisfactory condition, 
I regret to say that the Masonic zeal is not of a very high 



64 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

standard, as may be seen from the fact that in my frequent 
visits I had an escort on only one occasion, and I shall always 
gratefully remember R. W. Bro. Radcliffe, P. D. D. G. M., 
VV. Bro. Humber and Bro. Green, all of Maitland Lodge, No. 
33 Goderich, for accompanying me on a six miles drive to 
Smith's Hill on a bitter cold winter afternoon. My thanks are 
also due to VV. Bro. D. M. Malloch of Clinton Lodge, No. 84, 
Clinton; VV. Bro. White of Tudor Lodge, No. 141, Mitchell, 
and Bro. Hodge, also of Tudor, for their attendance at my 
Lodge of Instruction at Seaforth. In the majority of the 
Lodges the esoteric work is done well and in accordance with 
the Ritual and generally by the VV. Masters, but I think it just 
and right to give Britannia Lodge, No. 170, Seaforth, special 
mention in this respect, as being not only by far the best 
working Lodge in the District, but the best I have seen. 
Great credit is due to the P. Masters in general, and to VV. 
Bros. Duff and Ireland in particular for the degree of excellence 
to which the Lodge has attained. 

IN CONCLUSION. 

The year's duties have to me been very pleasant ones and I 
have performed them to the best of my ability. Prior to my 
election my visits had been confined to the Lodges in Stratford 
and its immediate vicinity, so that I was a perfect stranger to 
the members of about twelve of my Lodges, but on every 
occasion I was received most fraternally, and the instructions I 
endeavored to impart or corrections I thought necessary to 
make were always accepted in a loyal satisfactory manner. I 
wish to return my sincere thanks to the Most Worshipful the 
Grand Master and R. W. Bro. Mason, the Grand Secretary, 
for the prompt attention they gave to any matter I had to 
refer to them ; also to W. Bros. Fox of Irving Lodge, No. 154, 
Lucan ; Humber of Maitland Lodge, No. 33, Goderich, and 
E. B. Smith of Craig Lodge, No. 214, Ailsa Craig, for special 
attendance to me on the occasion of my visits to their 
respective towns. 

Fraternally submitted, 

C McLellan, 
D. D. G. M. South Huron District, No. 4 
Stratford, June 25th, 1887. 



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NORTH HURON DISTRICT, No. 5. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Brethren 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 Fifth Masonic District. 

Having been honored with the confidence of Grand Lodge 
in my present position, I resolved that no effort on my part 
should be wanting to perform the duties of my office in as 
thorough and satisfactory a manner as the time at my disposal 
would admit of, and I determined to enter upon the discharge 
of those duties at once. To this end I wrote to each W. M. 
in my District, and requested him to cause the Secretary of 
his Lodge to forward to me a copy of every summons issued. 
This request, I regret to say, was honored more in the breach 
than in the observance. 

My next step was to prepare a statement, of which the 
following is a copy : 

1886. 



.Lodge No G. R. C. 



Meets 

Installation on , 

W. M., W. Bro 

Secretary 

Total number of members on Register, June 24th, 188; 

How many Honorary members ? 

How many life members ? 

Dues payable by each member, per year ? $ 

Date of last payment of Dues to Grand Lodge? , 

Amount then paid ? $ 

What is the Initiation fee in your Lodge ? $ 

What is the Affiliation fee ? $ 

Give in full the names of your Officers for this year : — 



.S. W. 

J. W. 

. Chaplain. 

. Treasurer. 

.S. D. 

J. D. 

.D. ofC. 

.Organist. 

.Senior Steward. 



66 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Junior Steward 

Inner Guard. 

Tyler. 

If Lodge owns the building, for how much is it insured ? $ 

How much insurance is there on Jewels, Furniture, &c. ? $ 

If Lodge room rented, rent per year ? $ 

Have you joint occupancy of Lodge room with any other organization?. . . . 

Total amount paid by Lodge in 1885 for relief ? $ 

Number relieved ? 

Number of Regular Meetings held in 1885 ? 

Number of Emergent Meetings held in 1885 ? 

Average attendance of members in 1885 ? 

How many members reside out of your jurisdiction ? 

Do you keep a Statistical Book ? 

Are newly made Master Masons promptly furnished with Grand Lodge 
Certificates ? 

How many members are in arrears for Dues more than 12 months and 
who are not suspended ? 

If any, give total amount of such arrearages ? 

How many are 1 2 and 9 months in arrears ? 

Was your Lodge represented at the last Meeting of G. L. ? 

If so, whether directly or by proxy ? 

Number Suspensions from June 24th, 1885, to June 24th, 1886, for Non- 
payment of dues ? 

Total amount of Cash in the hands of Treasurer, or invested at date of last 
Installation ? $ 

If invested, how, and at what rate of interest ? 



. Secretary. 



Of this statement, I forwarded a copy to each Secretary and 
requested an immediate return. Upon the return of these 
statements I found that dues were in a lamentable condition. 

The following Memo, will show the position of the different 
Lodges with respect to members between six and nine months 
in arrears, and over one year in arrears. This statement 
covers the period of, say one year, preceeding the 1st day of 
September, 1886. 



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67 



No. 



93 
131 
162 
184 
197 
225 

235 
276 
284 
286 
33i 
34i 
362 

393 
396 



LODGE. 



Northern Light. 
St. Lawrence. . 

Forest 

Old Light 

Saugeen 

Bernard 

Aldworth. ..... 

Teeswater 

St. John's 

Wingham 

Fordwich 

Bruce 

Maple Leaf. . . . 

Forest 

Cedar. . . 



Total number 
of members, 
24, June, 1886 



98 
29 
18 
42 
46 
75 
44 
23 
40 

27 

24 

57 
35 
27 
32 



617 



Number over 

12 months in 

arrears. 



Number over 

6 and 9 months 

in arrears. 



15 

4 
No return. 
1 
2 
8 

17 

10 

13 

3 

4 
14 

7 

7 
23 



128 



17 
17 

No return. 

5 

1 

10 
11 
11 

3 

3 

6 

6 

5 

3 

3 



61 



Now, this is a very unsatisfactory and a very unmasonic 
exhibit, and is not creditable, either to the members in arrears, 
or to the officers whose more especial duty it is to see that 
dues are not allowed to fall in arrears, but promptly collected as 
required by the by-laws. I do not think this unsatisfactory 
state of things arises from deliberate or wilful negligence, but 
from careless, unbusinesslike habits, into which Lodges are apt 
to fall, whenever any relaxation in Masonic exactness, 
promptitude, punctuality and order, obtains a footing among 
Masons I am sure that a careful perusal of the notes of my 
official visits to Lodges in this District, will convince the 
members of Grand Lodge that the question of non-payment of 
dues, is one of the most important ones that can come before 
them. In my feeble way, I endeavored to show the Lodges, 
that private enterprises conducted in this loose, unbusinesslike 
manner, would result in flooding the country with bankrupts, 
and that the numbers of brethren, who, from the amount of 
arrears of dues, were either unwilling to pay, or who were sus- 
pended, were most serious and appalling. Lodge By-laws 
provide that certain steps should be taken for the enforcement 
of payment of dues. In most country Lodges these provisions 
are ignored. Scores of members are suspended and scores 
are allowed to remain on the books of the Lodges, year after 
year. It would be a subject for amazement if a statement 
could be prepared, showing the number suspended during the 
last ten years, the amount due at the time of their suspension, 
the number on the books who should be suspended, 
and the amount owing by them. If Masonry is to grow and 



68 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

flourish, this matter of non-payment of dues will have to be 
taken firmly in hand, at present, it is the chief element against 
the successful working of country Lodges. 

I now append notes of my visits to each of the Lodges, &c. 

Northern Light Lodge, No. 93, Kincardine : I visited this 
Lodge on 1st December, 1886. Regular Communication. 
Thirty-seven members and five P. M's were present : 3rd 
degree worked by a P. M., and the regular officers of the 
Lodge. The W. M. was present, and opened and closed 
in the several degrees, and examined the candidate. The 
work was creditably done, although several inaccuracies 
occurred. The Lodge owns the building, which is valued at 
$3,000. The Furniture, Jewels, &c, are all in capital order, 
and insurance policies are carried on building and effects. I 
suggested a statistical book; the statistics are now kept in 
three or four books. The Secretary's books are in good 
shape, the Treasurer's also. Inventory properly made out and 
in the hands of the S. W. I was well satisfied with the 
position of this Lodge, and with the quality of work I saw. I 
was obliged to speak strongly on the question of non-payment 
of dues, and was assured by the W. M. and the Secretary, 
both of whom are excellent officers, that an effort would be 
made to materially reduce the amount then on the books. 

St. Lawrence Lodge, No. 131, Southampton: This Lodge 
was not visited, because it was found impossible to secure 
a sufficient number of members to open the Lodge. This is 
all the more to be regretted when I say, that the day appointed 
for my visit was the regular Communication of the Lodge, 
and was the meeting at which officers should have been 
elected. On the 1 6th May, I wrote to the Secretary, that I 
proposed to visit on the 7th Juue, I heard nothing from him 
until the 2nd June, when he wrote that the W. M. had desir- 
ed him to state that it would not be possible to have a meeting, 
as there were not enough to make a quorum. I at once wrote 
that I was greatly disappointed, as I had made arrangements 
for the 7th, and asked him to do his best to secure a sufficient 
number of members to open the Lodge. On the morning of 
the 7th, I received a letter from the W. M., telling me that 
there was no chance of a meeting. From the statement re- 
ceived from the Secretary, I find that the Lodge is in fair 
shape, financially. A considerable number of the members are 
engaged upon the lakes and in the fisheries. I am told that 
the Lodge is well worked, with such members as V. W. Bros. 
Lindsay, Dundas and Nokes, and W. Bros. Smith and Johns, 
it ought to be one of the best in this northern country. I pre- 



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pared a new set of By-laws, which I have held over until after 
the meeting of Grand Lodge. 

Forest Lodge, No. 162, Wroxeter : I appointed Monday, 
the 30th May, for my official visit, and on the 16th May I 
wrote the W. M. to that effect. On the 26th I received a note 
from the Secretary telling me that the W. M. was absent and 
that there was no chance of a meeting. I have been doing 
my best to get a statement of the financial standing from the 
Secretary, but although I have implored him to send it to me, I 
have not yet received it. When at Fordwich I was informed 
by one of the members of the Wroxeter Lodge that it was 
languishing, that little or no interest was taken in the work, 
and that but few meetings had been held during the year. 
The return I received on the 1st November was incomplete, 
and repeated requests for further information were ignored. I 
wrote to the Secretary again on the 13th June, and I trust I 
shall receive the statement so that I can use the matter for my 
return to Grand Lodge. The outlook, from all I can gather, is 
a poor one, and I fear this Lodge will have to surrender its 
Warrant before long. If it is in the state I am told it is, this 
will be the wisest course. 

Old Light Lodge, No. 184, Lucknow : Visited 13th April, 
1887 ; Emergent Communication ; twelve brethren present, 
including two P. Masters and nine members ; W. M. and 
Wardens absent ; in fact only two of the regular officers were 
present. The Lodge was opened and closed in the three 
degrees by W. Bro. Tennant, P. M. The work (excepting 
that of W. Bro. Tennant) was of the poorest kind, and not all 
in accordance with the ritual. A degree was not 
exemplified, owing to the " rustiness " of the acting officers. 
The hall is a good one, although its situation seems out of the 
way. In severe weather this must militate against a large 
attendance. The attendance of members, at the time of my 
visit was. very disappointing. From all I could learn the future 
of this Lodge is not a bright one. I was assured, however, 
that a wakening up was on the card. I trust so, there was 
ample room for improvement. The books were well kept. 
The old story of non-payment of dues came up here ; nine 
members over 12 months in arrears ; one for five years. I 
begged and prayed the members to pay up and keep paid up, 
and to render the W. M. and Secretary all assistance in getting 
as nearly a clean slate as possible by the 24th June. A few 
days will show what effect my entreaties have had. 

Saugeen Lodge, No. 197, Walkerton : Visited 9th Novem- 
ber, 1887 ; twenty-six members present, including five P. 
Masters ; Regular Communication ; work second degree ; W. 



70 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

M. and all the regular officers ; the work was thoroughly well 
done, W. Bro. Telford being perfect. The hall is a fine one, 
well furnished and kept very clean. The books of the Treas. 
and Secretary were closely examined, and found to be in ex- 
cellent order. With a membership of forty-seven, the arrears 
of dues at the date of my visit were $13,75, which were, on 
27th December, reduced to $575. This somewhat remarkable 
showing, is, in a great measure, due to the indefatigable 
efforts of the Secretary, Bro. C. F. Harris. There was no 
Inventory when I visited, but one in duplicate has since been 
prepared, and one kept in the hall, the other being in the 
possession of the W. M. The membership of this Lodge is 
small, but it is in a highly prosperous condition. The work is 
in every respect A. I., and the harmony of the Lodge is perfect. 

Bernard Lodge, No. 225, Listowel : Visited 5th January, 
1887; twenty-eight present, including five P. Masters and 
twenty members ; first degree worked by the W. M. and most 
of the regular officers ; the W. M. was particularly well posted; 
the quality of the whole work was considerably above the 
average ; the late Secretary was absent. I have experienced 
great difficulty in obtaining a statement of the financial position 
of this Lodge ; the fault was not that of the present Secretary 
who is in every way, thoroughly well fitted for the position. 
When he obtained the books, which he did after a good deal 
of trouble, they were found to be in an unsatisfactory condition 
The arrearages of dues were very large, and a general looseness 
in the whole keeping of the books. The lodge room is a very 
fine one, and handsomely furnished. The Lodge suffered a 
severe loss by fire in 1879, and were obliged to carry a note of 
$800 for a long time. At the date of my visit it had been re- 
duced to $42. The Lodge is a healthy, vigorous one, and I 
am certain it is certain to go on and prosper. I am indebted 
to the members for many kindnesses, which I now desire to 
acknowledge. 

Aldworth Lodge, No. 235 Paisley: Visited 7th January, 
1887 ; Regular Communication ; twenty-three present, including 
three P. Masters and nine visitors. I was accompanied by R. 
W. Bro. W. A. Green, P. G. J. W., Bro. Harris, District 
Secretary, and six other brethren of Saugeen Lodge. 
Exemplification of first degree by the W. M. and most of the 
regular officers. The work was not at all in accordance with 
the ritual. It is hard to conceive how or where the brethren 
acquired the " medley." I must admit that I was very greatly 
astonished and disappointed. I pointed out many gross 
inaccuracies, and I am bound to say the brethren evinced a 



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general desire for information. The room is small, but is 
apparently quite large enough for present requirements. The 
Secretary's books are in fair order. Master Masons certificates 
are furnished every half-year. No inventory, but one promised at 
once ; no insurance, although I wrote to the W. M. requesting 
him to take out a small policy ; this on the 28th August. The 
dues are in a lamentable condition ; twenty-five members over 
twelve months in arrears ; one member for ten and-a-half years. 
Tne arrears at the date of visit were $165.84. I have written 
repeatedly to the W. M. and Secretary begging them to use 
exertion to materially reduce these arrears. I am in hopes of 
hearing in a few days that their efforts have been successful. 

Teeswater Lodge, No. 276, Teeswater : I was not able to 
visit this Lodge ; I made an appointment for the 6th of May, 
but owing to the severe illness of one of the members of my 
family I was prevented from going out. In order not to dis- 
appoint the Lodge, I requested W. Bro. Telford to take my 
place. He was accompanied by the District Secretary and a 
number of the YValkerton brethren. He reported to me that 
there were nine members present. The second degree was 
exemplified by the W. M., with the exception of the J. W., 
the other officers were not present. The work of the W. M. 
was good ; that of the others poor. The hall is small, but 
fairly suitable. There is no insurance and I am assured that 
the value of the effects is but little. Bro. Harris reports that 
the books are only in fair shape. The finances were in a 
shocking state ; nearly, half the members were over twelve 
months in arrears, and the total arrears at time of visit were 
about $80. I have to say that I consider this Lodge to be in 
a most unsatisfactory condition. I fear that internal troubles 
are at the root of the matter. The success of a small Lodge 
in a country village, depends entirely on the harmony among its 
members. I trust that the brethren will see to it that this 
state of affairs is commenced at once. Petty bickerings and 
party politics must be left at the door of the ante-room and 
on the outside at that. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 284, Brussels: Visited 15th April, 
1887 ; Emergent Communication ; eighteen members present, 
including three P. Masters. Second degree exemplified by 
the W. M. and all the regular officers. The work, on the 
whole was good. I was glad to be able to compliment the 
W. M. and the Wardens. The Lodge room is neatly furnished. 
Insurance is carried on the furniture. The Secretary's books 
are in first-class order. I did not see the Treasurer's books, 
but was assured by the W. M. that they were properly kept. 
Several defects in the by-laws were pointed out. Twenty-six 



72 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

of the members reside outside of the village, and as the roads 
at the date of my visit were in a bad condition I was not dis- 
appointed at the small attendance of members. I have no 
hesitation in saying that the future of this Lodge is a bright 
one, and I was more than pleased with the harmony that 
prevailed. The well-worn question of non payment of dues 
came up, and I was obliged to speak my mind very freely. I 
did not spare the proper officers, who were to a great extent 
answerable for the large arrears, and I am pleased to learn 
since my return that considerable reduction in the amount 
upon the books has been made. 

Wingham Lodge, No. 286, Wingham : Visited 14th April, 
1887; Emergent Communication ; nineteen present, including 
two P. Masters and two visitors. Exemplification of second 
degree by W. M. and regular officers, well done. Lodge room 
nicely furnished and thoroughly adapted. The books of the 
officers in good order. The membership, which on 24th 
June, 1885, was 43, has been reduced to 31. This was 
caused by suspensions for N. P. D. Notwithstanding this, 
there were, at the time of my visit, six members over twelve 
months in arrears, with total arrears of $61.50 on the books. 
The number of meetings for the twelve months preceding my 
visit was not satisfactory. The present W. M. (VV. Bro. 
Dickenson) is an enthusiastic mason, and I look for good 
results during the time he occupies the East. Wingham Lodge 
ought to be one of the best in this District. To make it so, 
more interest will have to be taken by the brethren. The 
work done during the past year has been almost nil. 

Hanover Lodge, No. 301, Hanover: This Lodge was 
defunct before I entered upon the discharge of my official 
duties. I attempted to resuscitate it, and for that purpose 
visited Hanover, accompanied by the District Secretary. We 
had a long conversation with W, Bro. Landerkin and several 
other brethren. I ascertained that it was useless to expect 
successful working, so took charge of the Warrent, &c, and 
had same forwarded to the Grand Secretary. The Lodge for 
years before its dissolution was in a very unsatisfactory con- 
dition. I repeatedly visited it. The books were allowed to 
get into a disgraceful shape. Nobody short of an expert, and 
a first-class one at that, could make head or tail of them. 

Fordwich Lodge, No. 331, Fordwich ; Visited June 2nd, 
1887, accompanied by R. W. Bro. Alex. Irving, P.D.D.G.M., 
Harriston. There are twenty-five members on the register, of 
whom sixteen were present, including two P. Masters; the 
Communication was a regular one. The election of officers 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BKOCKVILLE, 5887. 73 

was first proceeded with, after this, the Lodge was opened 
and closed in the several degrees. The W. M. was unavoidably 
absent ; W. Bro. Hutchison, P. M , was in the East, 
and very creditably discharged the duties ; the S. W. was 
particularly well posted ; the J. W. was deplorably deficient 
in knowledge of the work ; the floor work was loosely 
and slovenly done. I was obliged to find a great deal of 
fault, but the brethren freely acknowledged their shortcomings, 
and appeared most anxious to do better. The books were in very 
good shape. The Secretary, Bro. Foster, is a most pains-taking 
officer. I was particularly gratified to see such a large attend- 
ance of the older members. Some of them attend regularly, 
and for that purpose drive miles. The hall is small, but neatly 
furnished and thoroughly equipped. I have never had the 
pleasure of visiting a Lodge where there appears to be more 
peace and harmony, and I sincerely trust that this may long 
continue. I had never met any of the brethren before. My 
visit was a most pleasant and a most satisfactory one. 

Bruce Lodge, No. 341 : Visited 2nd December, 1886; I 
was accompanied by R. W. Bro. Martyn ; Emergent Communi- 
cation. The day of my visit was a frightful one, the roads 
being almost blocked with snow. Twenty-two were present, 
including two P. Masters. The second degree was worked by 
the W. M. f assisted by the regular officers. Numerous inac- 
curracies were pointed out. The Secretary's books were in 
only fair condition. I suggested to him a number of improve- 
ments. The Lodge owns the building, which is a substantial 
brick structure ; both it and the furniture are fully insured. 
The Treasurer's books are models of correctness and neatness. 
The arrears are very large ; fourteen members over twelve 
months in arrears, and who are not suspended. Forty members 
reside out of the Village. The Lodge is in a fairly satis- 
factory condition, and I am told that efforts are being made to 
collect the out-standing dues. Since writing the above the 
Lodge has suffered great loss in the sad and sudden death of 
the W. M., W. Bro. A. J. Paterson ; his death has left a blank 
that it will be hard to fill. A zealous Mason, a good man, a 
kind husband and an affectionate father. Peace to his ashes. 

Port Elgin Lodge, No. 350, Port Elgin : This Lodge 
surrendered its Warrant on the 8th April, 1887, and on the 
following day I forwarded to the Grand Secretary a box con- 
taining jewels,seal,books,warrant,&c. "Died from want of vital- 
ity" is the only reasonable cause that I can assign. The want of 
vitality was caused by the negligence of the officers and mem- 
bers. It seemed, at first sight, a great pity that this Lodge 
should be obliged to surrender its charter, but after a thorough 



74 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

investigation I came to the conclusion that, owing to the 
apathy of members resident in the village, it was utterly im- 
possible to put it in a healthy vigorous condition. It is a 
matter of regret that I am obliged to make this statement, but 
it is only fair to the members of Grand Lodge that they should 
know the facts. It speaks badly, indeed, for the cause of 
Masonry in Port Elgin, that in such a flourishing village the 
Lodge should have languished and died. The members are 
alone to blame, and I for one do not feel disposed to seek for 
excuses for them. At my earnest solicitations sufficient funds 
were collected to pay all dues to Grand Lodge 

Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 362, Tara : Visited 3rd January, 
1887 ; twenty members present, including two P. Masters. 
First degree worked by the W. M. and most of the regular 
officers. The work of the W. M. was only fairly done ; that 
of the other officers was below the average. Numerous 
questions were asked and answered. The brethren evinced 
the utmost zeal, and I am pleased to be able to report that I 
am of the opinion that my visit was productive of great good. 
The Secretary's books were not well kept ; I spent several 
hours before the Lodge met in going over them with the 
Secretary and pointing out where they could be improved. 
Only two degrees were worked during the year and the 
Lodge generally was not in the condition I desired. The hall 
is a capital one. fully insured and kept in excellent order. 
There was no inventory. Certificates were not promptly 
furnished. Ten members were over twelve months in arrears; 
the total amount of arrears were $66.67. The by-laws were 
defective in several particulars. 

Forest Lodge, No. 393, Chesley : This Lodge was visited 
on the 1 st February, 1887. I was accompanied by the Dis- 
trict Secretary and several of the members of Saugeen Lodge. 
After a cold drive of sixteen miles, I arrived at the Village, and 
waited patiently until 8.40 for a meeting. I then pro- 
ceeded to the Lodge, and found only three brethren present. 
After a considerable " drumming up " a sufficient number 
were obtained, and the Lodge was opened. The Communi- 
cations are held in the Odd-Fellows' Hall. I pointed out the 
views and rulings of Grand Lodge upon this point. This 
Lodge, is without exception, the poorest worked Lodge in my 
District. I was opposed years ago to the institution of a 
Lodge in this Village, and after a number of years my opposi- 
tion has been proved to have been a well grounded one. No 
interest seems to be taken by the members. At the date of 
my visit, nine members were over twelve months in arrears, 
one for four years, and the amount of the arrears was $67. 



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The Lodge was opened and closed in the several degrees ; the 
work was wretchedly done, indeed ; the S.VV. was unable to do 
the work at all. I cannot refrain from stating that the brethren 
ot this Lodge are greatly to be blamed for the unsatisfactory 
condition of their Lodge. Unless a wonderful change for the 
better takes place, and that at once, it would be far better for 
the cause of Masonry that the Warrant should be handed 
over. The books of the Secretary were in good order. 

Cedar Lodge, No. 396, Wiarton : I visited Wiarton on the 
8th February, 1887, for the purpose of Consecrating and Dedi- 
cating this flourishing Lodge. There were twenty-nine present, 
including five P. Masters. The day was a terriffic one ; my 
drive to Hanover to take the afternoon train was accomplished 
in torrents of rain. The hall is a neat one, handsomely fur- 
nished, and reflects the greatest possible credit on the good 
taste of the brethren. I saw many evidences that the fair 
hands of the mothers, wives and possibly sweethearts of the 
brethren, had been busily at work. Acting under the authority 
of a Dispensation from the M. W. the Grand Master, I pro- 
ceeded with the ceremonies of Consecration and Dedication. 
I was ably assisted by W. Bros. McKim, Hicks, Irwin, 
Walmsley, Williamson, &c, &c. The second degree was 
worked by W. Bro. Hicks and all the regular officers. The 
brethren are enthusiastic ; the work was admirably done, and 
coming so soon after the poor work I had witnessed in Chesley 
a week before, it was the more welcome. This Lodge is cer- 
tain to progress satisfactorily. The greatest unanimity prevails, 
and I was fully compensated for the unpleasantness of my 
journey. The arrears of dues, however, claimed my attention, 
and the well worn remarks, which by this time came as natural 
as the routine of work, were again gone over. The W. M. and 
the Secretary both promised that "noble" work would be done 
to reduce the arrears, and I trust that I shall have a good 
report before the end of June. The books are very well kept. 

BOOKS. 

In many of the Lodges in the 5th Masonic District the books 
are cleanly kept, but Secretaries are prone to multiply books, 
and there is a great lack of uniformity. ■ The Statistical Book 
furnished by Grand Lodge, a few years ago, was, in my opinion, 
a capital one. The price was too high, however, for most small 
Lodges : a book half the size of the one I mention, which 
could be sold for, say $1.50, would answer every purpose. I 
am strongly of opinion that in order to secure that regularity 
which is so essential to the proper conduct of Lodges, a set of 
books for the use of Treasurers and Secretaries should be 



76 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

prepared by the Grand Lodge and ordered to be used in all 
private Lodges. Printed directions could be sent with each 
set ; in this way new officers could easily follow the system 
adopted. The work of inspection by the D. D. G. Masters 
would be greatly facilitated. And just here, I would like to 
say a word or two about reports of D. D. G. Masters : here 
again, uniformity is essential. How can the Committee on the 
condition of Masonry arrive at a satisfactory conclusion if 
they only have the somewhat conventional reports of D. D. G. 
Masters as we have had in the Proceedings of Grand Lodge 
for years past ? I have taken some pains, when visiting the 
Lodges, to obtain certain information, which I have embodied 
in a statement hereto annexed. I am quite aware of its many 
imperfections, yet it may serve as a foundation upon which a 
proper form can be based, and which should be carefully filled 
out by the D. D. G. Masters, and transmitted with their report 
to Grand Lodge. It would not be necessary to print each 
return. 

RE-DISTRIBUTION. 

I desire to say that the Lodges in my District are well 
pleased with the scheme adopted at last Grand Lodge, and 
are averse to any further changes being made at present. 
This District is quite large enough, and a D. D. G. M. can 
visit every Lodge without unreasonable loss of time. 

LODGE OF INSTRUCTION. 

I held one Lodge of Instruction in the Town of Listowel, 
on the 20th May. It was numerously attended, considerably 
over one hundred of the brethren being present. I was 
favored with the presence of R. W. Bros. C. McLellan, D. D. 
G. M., fourth Masonic District ; J. E. Harding, D. M. Martyn, 
A. Irving, R. Radcliffe, &c, &c. The degrees were fairly 
exemplified. Taken as a whole, I was well satisfied with this 
Lodge of Instruction. I cannot say too much in praise of the 
fraternal kindness of the officers and brethren of Bernard 
Lodge, Listowel. Their handsome and commodious room 
was placed at my disposal, and the large number of visiting 
brethren were most handsomely entertained by them. 

A careful perusal of the remarks upon each Lodge, and an 
examination of the return annexed, will, I am sure, convince 
the Grand Lodge that the condition of Masonry in this Dis- 
trict is not in a satisfactory state. This term has been an 
exceptional one, however. Two exciting Parliamentary 
elections have been held ; indeed, in this section we had three 
elections. During all this time, the interest taken in the 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, PROCfcVILLE, 58S7. 77 

Order was comparatively small. Then the slovenly work done 
by a number of the Lodges militates against a large atten- 
dance, instead of a pleasure it becomes a burden to attend to 
hear the beautiful ritual so badly rendered and mangled. 
Officers are appointed in many instances, not on account of 
their efficiency, but for some social or other ulterior reason. 
I look for better things in this District, but I honestly confess 
that I returned from visiting a number of the Lodges almost 
disheartened. I have spared neither time nor trouble in en- 
deavoring to put the Lodges in this District on a more 
satisfactory footing. If I have, in any measure, succeeded in 
this, I am amply repaid. I feel that in most cases, the mem- 
bers have appreciated my efforts to improve the state of the 
Order. 

In conclusion, I beg to thank the Most W. the Grand 
Master for assistance and advice ; the Grand Secretary for 
information most heartily rendered by him. I have endeavor- 
ed to the utmost of my ability to discharge in a satisfactory 
manner the duties entrusted to me, and to promote in every 
way possible the good of Masonry. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

John F. H. Gunn, 

D. D. G. M., North Huron District, No. J. 
Walkerton, June 30th, 1887. 

Appendix. 

Form of Tabulated Statement furnished by the D. D. G. M. 
of the Fifth Masonic District (North Huron), and 
referred to in the report of the committee on the 
Condition of Masonry, 1887 : 



Date of Official Visit to Lodge , 

Number of Lodge 

Name of Lodge 

Location , 



'Honorary 
Ordinary . 



Membership..^ Total 

Total on 24th June, li 

Increase 

, Decrease 



Degrees conferred... 

Total. 




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Affiliations 

Restorations 

Resignations 

Suspensions for non-payment of dues 

Suspensions for un-Masonic conduct 

Deceased , 

Rejected 

Meetings held for 12 months prior to date of Official Visit — 

Regular 

Emergent 

Total 

Average attendance of members 

Number of members residing outside of town or village . 



If Lodge rented, yearly rental $ 

If Lodge owns building, value $ 

Insurance on building .... $ 

Insurance on furniture, jewels, etc $ 

Amount paid for relief $ 

Number relieved 

Number of members over 12 months in arrears and not sus- 
pended \ 

Longest period any member in arrears 

Total amount of all arrearages $ 

Date of last return to Grand Lodge, 

Amount then paid $ 

Receipts — 

Dues $ 

Fees $ 

Total expenditure, exclusive of Grand Lodge fees $ 

Total amount on hand or invested $ 

Remarks on present position and probable future of Lodge : 



Note. — The above return to embrace the work of each Lodge for the 
12 months prior to date of visit. 



WILSON DISTRICT No. 6. 

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

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — Having had the 
honor of being elected for a second term as the District 
Deputy Grand Master of this District, I have peculiar pleasure 
at this, the close of my term of office, in reporting that the 
prosperity and harmony spoken of in my last report still con- 
tinue to prevail within my jurisdiction, and it gives me even 
more pleasure to be able to say that I think many improve- 
ments are noticeable this year in the management and 
working of a number of the lodges throughout the District. 
In my last report I spoke of the then proposed redistribution 
of Districts, and reference to my remarks was made in the 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 79 

report of your Committee on the Condition of Masonry. 
Although, had we then been allowed to choose for ourselves, 
we might have been inclined to remain as we were, yet, 
perhaps, our objection was a purely sentimental one, and as it 
did not prevail I am glad to say under the new condition of 
things we cannot say our material advancement has been to 
any extent retarded or our Masonic zeal dampened. At all 
events, we find the greatest degree of harmony prevailing in 
our midst, and, as the grand principles of Freemasonry depend 
on harmony and true fellowship, we ought at least be blessed 
— as we believe we will be — with continued prosperity. In 
my former report I stated I had not been able to reach all the 
Lodges during my last term, but I have endeavored as far as 
possible to make up for that this year. I have made between 
twenty-five and thirty official visits, meeting many of the 
Lodges two or three times, though there are one or two of 
the outlying ones I have been unable to reach, as they are 
somewhat difficult of access during the winter and I find 
during the summer, when I had intended visiting them, they 
do not meet regularly owing to the absence of so many of their 
members during that season. 

I have great pleasure and satisfaction in being able to 
report that all the Lodges in the District are very well — and 
many of them excellently — "worked," the officers almost 
without an exception being well-skilled, zealous craftsmen, 
jealous of the welfare of their charges and having the best 
interests of the fraternity ever uppermost in their minds. As 
I have had occasion more than once to remark, no Lodge can 
be prosperous unless not only the principal but also the 
subordinate officers be earnest, active and intelligent brethren, 
who have sufficient zeal to prompt them to strive to excel in 
their work and enough pride to induce them to raise it as 
nearly perfection as possible in its management, and I have 
often during the past year been gratified and encouraged to 
think that the true requirements of an officer appears to be 
more and more considered in the election of brethren to fill 
the offices in the Lodges. During the course of my visits last 
year I endeavored in every possible way to impress the 
necessity of making in all cases true merit the basis of prefer- 
ment, and in this direction, I believe, my suggestions have 
been productive of good in the District, and I am now able to 
say that in almost every case I find the officers careful *of the 
interest and reputation of their Lodges, desirous of making 
their regular communications interesting and profitable, par- 
ticularly anxious to exemplify the work accurately and effi- 
ciently, and at all times eager to pick up and adopt such 



80 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

information as they are able to obtain, and in this way, I 
think, a great deal has already been done, and a great deal 
may yet be accomplished, tending towards a greater degree of 
popularity and perfection in the ritualistic and other work of 
the Lodges. 

I have been greatly pleased at the attendance at our Lodges 
generally, which I observe by looking over the registers has in 
most instances been quite as large as might reasonably be 
expected, and, although I have not now before me the exact 
figures, judging from the notices sent me I am of the opinion 
that the year has been a fairly prosperous one in point of 
additions to our membership, and what I consider of more 
importance I have ascertained from enquiries that there is a 
growing disposition on the part of all Lodges to carefully 
scrutinize all candidates offering for admission to the Order. 
This is, I think, as it should be, for I cannot too strongly 
emphasize the great necessity of carefully and zealously guard- 
ing the entrance of our portals against the admission of any 
except those of whom we have the strongest grounds for 
supposing will ultimately reflect credit upon our Order. 

In order to induce subordinate officers to cultivate a laud- 
able ambition towards the higher positions in the Lodge I 
have tried to get them to take such part as they were able in 
our ceremonies, such as delivering the charges or lectures in 
the different degrees, and in this way I have succ eeded in 
several of the Lodges in getting the junior officers to take a 
most lively interest — in fact, amounting to a wholesome 
rivalry between them — aiming towards perfection in the 
knowledge of our rites and ceremonies. I consider this a 
good feature to cultivate, inasmuch as it leads all the officers 
to feel that they have an individual interest in preserving the 
reputation of their Lodges and begets an ambition calculated 
the better to prepare them more worthily to fill more exalted 
and responsible offices among their fellows. 

During my visits last year I endeavored to impress on the 
brethren the necessity for and benefits arising from a more 
general visiting among the members of sister Lodges through- 
out the jurisdiction, and I am glad to be able to report that the 
brethren appear more desirous to avail themselves of such 
opportunities of becoming not only better acquainted with the 
manner in which other Lodges are worked, but of cultivating 
more friendly and fraternal relationships among the brethren 
of different Lodges, which I consider beneficial in many ways. 
It begets an interest in the members themselves, and an 
ambition in the officers to do their best to arrive as nearly 



ANNUM. COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 8 1 

perfection as possible in the exemplification of the work, and 
has a tendency to foster more kindly feelings of friendship and 
regard, and to knit more closely the bonds of brotherly love 
that should at all times characterize the members of our 
Mystic Tie, and I cannot too strongly urge the importance of 
all Masons embracing every opportunity of widening the circle 
of their acquaintances among the brethren and of seeing how 
other officers than their own confer the degrees, and if no 
other beneficial results follow nothing in my opinion can have 
a greater tendency to bring about a closer uniformity in the 
work than such mutual visits of the brethren of sister Lodges. 

I have been able, through the kindness of the brethren of 
Woodstock and Simcoe, to hold two general Lodges of 
Instruction — the one under the auspices of King Solomon and 
Oxford Lodges, on the 18th day of May, at Woodstock, and 
the other under the auspices of Norfolk Lodge at Simcoe, on 
the 10th day of June — and I take this opportunity of publicly 
thanking the members of these Lodges for their kindness in 
enabling me to carry out the wishes of the Grand Lodge in 
holding these Lodges of Instruction. 

At the first Lodge of Instruction the work of the several 
degrees was exemplified by W. Bro. Myles, of Burford ; W. Bro. 
Rippon, V. W. Bro. John Kerr and W. Bros. Wilkinson and 
Morrison, and I am proud to say for all these brethren that they 
did their work in a manner highly creditable to themselves 
and in such a way as proved that they were mindful of the 
many minor alterations recently made in the work. On 
this occasion we were favored with the attendance of R. W. 
Bro. J. J. Mason, our ever popular Grand Secretary, to whom 
we acknowledge our thanks for his many valuable suggestions 
and able assistance. 

At the second Lodge of Instruction the work of all the 
degrees was exemplified by W. Bros. Luscombe, Wells and 
Ryerson, all of Norfolk Lodge, in a very creditable manner. 

The attendance on both occasions was large, and most 
all the Lodges in the jurisdiction were represented, which was 
a source of great gratification to me, and I trust of profit to 
themselves. I have always been an advocate of these Lodges 
of Instruction, and I cannot too highly commend the action 
of R. W. Bros. J. Ross Robertson, Sinclair, and other D. D. 
G. Ms. in holding so many during the year. 

I have myself, besides these two general Lodges, endeavored 
on the occasion of all my visits to hold what practically 
amounted to Lodges of Instruction, in seeing the work con- 
ferred whether there happened to be regular candidates or 



82 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

not, so as to bring about as great a degree of uniformity in 
the work throughout the District as possible, and in this way, I 
believe, good results have been achieved. 

There are two Lodges in the District which, I regret to have 
to report, appear to have declined to such an extent that it 
seems useless to make further efforts to resuscitate them. I 
refer to Ridout Lodge, Otterville, and Blenheim Lodge, 
Drumbo. I have visited both these places, and have made 
strenuous efforts to get them into working order, but so many 
of the brethren have left both localities that, notwithstanding 
the zeal of those who remain, numerically they are unable to 
carry on their work, and I have recommended them to sur- 
render their charters and those who remain to affiliate with 
adjoining Lodges ; this they promised to do, and I am in 
hopes it will soon be carried out, as it appears to be useless to 
allow hopelessly dormant Lodges to retain their charters. 

I am pleased to report that no complaint has been made to 
me in my official capacity, and that I have never been called 
in to adjudicate on any grievances arising in my jurisdiction, 
but, on the contrary, I believe the greatest degree of friend- 
ship, harmony and brotherly love prevails. 

I have issued several dispensations for allowing the brethren 
to appear in public clothed as Masons in attending Divine 
worship, and have every confidence that on all occasions 
everything has been done to reflect credit on our Order. 

I have to tender my sincere thanks to W. Bro. Underwood, 
my District Secretary, for the valuable assistance he has given 
me in my work, and I have, in conclusion, to express my 
gratitude to the brethren of the whole District for their 
uniform kindness and good will manifested towards myself 
as your representative, and can attest the most profound fealty 
toward your Grand Body as manifested by the brethren of our 
Order throughout my jurisdiction. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

J. C. Hegler, 

Ingersoll, 1st July, 1887. D.D.G.M., Wilson District, No. 6. 



WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 7. 

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

In accordance with the Constitution, as District Deputy 
Grand Master for the seventh Masonic District, I have the 
honor to submit the following report : 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 8$ 

I have visited all the Lodges in this District, and am 
pleased to report that with few exceptions they are in a pros- 
perous condition and are working harmoniously. 

In making my official visits, I adopted the system of inquiry 
into the condition of each Lodge as suggested by the Board 
on the Condition of Masonry last year, and would suggest that 
this be continued from year to year. If this is done, it will 
not only be of service to Grand Lodge, but of great value to 
the Private Lodges also, as they will no doubt endeavor to 
raise their standing, that they may compare more favorably 
with their sister Lodges. 

There are twenty Lodges in this District, with a total mem- 
bership of about one thousand and fifty, and with a general 
average attendance for the last twelve meetings up to the date 
of my visits of two hundred and ninety-eight. 

New Hope Lodge, No. 279, Hespeler : Visited March 9th, 
1887. Membership, thirty-two ; average attendance, ten and a- 
half ; meeting held regularly. The W. M. does the work. 
The dues are fairly well paid up and the general financial 
standing is fair. They are not in debt, and pay current 
expenses promptly, but have no funds on hand. The craft 
records are well kept. 

Grand River Lodge, No. 151, Berlin: Visited March 8th, 
1887. The important parts of the work in the three degrees 
were well exemplified by all the elective officers. Meetings 
are held regularly ; membership, seventy-one ; average attend- 
ance, eighteen and one-half. The W. M. does the work. 
The arrearages of dues are very light. Their general financial 
standing is good, they having a fund on hand, and the craft 
records are well kept. The brethren are very enthusiastic, 
and the future prospects of the Lodge are bright. 

Preston Lodge, No. 279, Preston: Visited April 8th, 1887. 
The W. M. was not present, on account of illness, on the 
occasion of my visit, but I am informed that he works the 
Lodge himself. Meetings are held regularly ; membership, 
twenty-eight ; average attendance, eleven. The dues are fairly 
well paid up. 

Irvine Lodge, No. 203, Elora : Visited January 8th, 1887. 
Meetings are held regularly ; membership, fifty-three ; average 
attendance, eighteen. The W. M. does the work. The dues 
are well paid up, and the general financial standing of the 
Lodge is good. The craft records are well kept. There is a 
bright future before it, and they have done good work during 
the past year. 



84 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Guelph Lodge, No. 258, Guelph : Visited April 2rst, 1887. 
The work was well exemplified by the W. M. and the subor- 
dinate officers. The meetings are held regularly and the Lodge 
is doing a good work. Membership, seventy-seven ; average 
attendance, twenty-one. The W. M. does the work. The 
arrearages of dues are very light. The general financial stand- 
ing is good, having a large fund on hand, and the craft records 
are well kept. 

St. Alban's Lodge, No. 200, Mount Forest : Visited Sept. 
10th, 1886. Worked by the VV. M. The meetings are held 
regularly Membership, thirty-seven, and average attendance 
thirteen. There were a large number of brethren in arrear for 
dues, some being for a number of years. I suggested that 
immediate action be taken in the matter, and I have no doubt 
it has been acted upon. The craft records are well kept. 

Alma Lodge, No. 72, Gait : Visited February 10th, 1887. 
The work was fairly exemplified by the W. M. and subordinate 
officers. The meetings are held regularly and they are doing 
a good work. Membership, seventy-eight ; average attend- 
ance, eighteen. The W. M. does the work. The arrears of 
dues were large, and I made suggestions which were at once 
acted upon, and I have no doubt their financial standing is 
now much improved. The craft records are well kept. The 
general financial standing is good, notwithstanding the arrear- 
ages. 

Wellington Lodge, No. 271, Erin : Visited Nov. 10th, 1886. 
Work fairly exemplified by elective officers. Meetings are held 
regularly ; membership, thirty-five ; average attendance, ten. 
The W. M. does the work. Arrearages of dues are very small. 
The general financial standing is good. The craft records are 
fairly kept, but they have not a sufficient number of books ; I 
suggested that more be procured. 

Harriston Lodge, No. 262, Harriston : Visited September 
13th, 1886. The meetings are held regularly ; membership, fifty- 
nine; average attendance, twenty-six, which, as compared 
with the actual membership is better than any Lodge in the 
District. There are no brethren in arrears for dues. The 
general financial standing is good and the craft records are 
well kept. 

Speed Lodge, No. 180, Guelph; Visited March 1st, 1887. 
The work was well exemplified by the W. M. and subordinate 
officers, and they are doing a good work. The meetings are 
held regularly ; membership, one hundred and five ; average 
attendance, twenty-six and a-half ; worked by the W. M. The 
arrearages of dues are not large and are of short duration. 



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The general financial standing is good, having a large amount 
on hand. The craft records are well kept. 

Waverley Lodge, No. 361, Guelph : Visited March 22nd, 
1887. The work was well exemplified by the W. M. and sub- 
ordinate officers. The meetings are held regularly ; member- 
ship, seventy-seven ; average attendance, nineteen ; worked by 
the W.M. The arrearages of dues are very light. The general 
financial standing is good. The craft records are well kept. 
This Lodge is also doing a good work. 

Gait Lodge, No. 257, Gait : Visited May 3rd, 1887. The 
work was fairly exemplified by the W. M. and subordinate 
officers, and they are doing a good work. The meetings are 
held regularly ; membership, seventy ; average attendance, 
eighteen. The W. M. does the work. The arrearages of dues 
are very light. The general financial standing is good, and 
the craft records are well kept. 

Harris Lodge, No. 216, Orangeville : Visited November 
9th, 1886. The work was fairly exemplified. The meetings 
are held regularly ; membership, sixty-nine ; average attend- 
ance, sixteen ; worked by the W. M. The arrears of dues are 
very light and the general financial standing is good. The 
craft records are well kept, and the Lodge is in a prosperous 
condition. 

Mercer Lodge, No. 347, Fergus : Visited August 30th, 1886. 
The W. M. was not present on the occasion of my visit, being 
away from home ; worked by the P. M. The meetings are 
held regularly ; membership, thirty-six ; average attendance, 
thirteen. No arrearages of dues. The financial standing is 
fair. Not doing much work. The craft records are fairly 
kept. 

Blair Lodge, No. 314, Palmerston : Visited October 15th, 
1886. The meetings are held regularly ; membership, forty- 
two ; average attendance, eleven ; worked by the W. M. 
Arrearages of dues light. General financial standing fair. 
The craft records are well kept. Doing little work. 

Conestoga Lodge, No. 295, Drayton : Visited September 
14th, 1886. The work was not well exemplified. The meet- 
ings are held regularly ; membership, forty-one ; average 
attendance, twelve ; worked by W. M. 

Ayr Lodge, No. T72, Ayr: Visited May 4th, 1887. The 
work was not exemplified, the officers not being present. 
Meetings not held regularly, only twelve meetings being held in 
twenty-two months ; membership, thirty-two, and average 
attendance, seven and a-half. The work is done by the P. M. 



86 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Arrearages of dues are not large nor of long duration. General 
financial standing very fair. Craft records kept loosely. 
Have done no work during the past year. I recommended 
changes, which, if acted upon, will be of benefit to the Lodge. 

Durham Lodge, No. 306, Durham : Visited April 5th, 
1887. The work was not exemplified, the officers not being 
present. Meetings are held regularly ; membership, forty-five ; 
average attendance, thirteen. I was informed that the W. M. 
works the Lodge. Arrearages of dues too large for the mem- 
bership. General financial standing not very satisfactory, but 
would be if the dues were properly collected. Craft records 
fairly kept. Doing little work. 

Prince Arthur Lodge, No. 334, Arthur : Visited October 
nth, 1886. Work not very well exemplified, the subordinate 
officers not being present. Meetings held regularly ; member- 
ship, twenty-six ; average attendance, eleven. The W. M. 
does the work. The arrearages of dues are too large, some 
standing as long as nine years. The craft records are fairly 
kept. 

Clifford Lodge, No. 315, Clifford: Visited October 18th, 
1886. The work was fairly exemplified. Meetings held 
regularly ; membership, sixteen ; average attendance, eight. 
The work is done by the W. M. Arrearages of dues too 
large for so small a Lodge. General financial standing, fair, 
and the craft records are fairly kept. 

I found the working of the subordinate officers in the 
majority of the Lodges, outside of the City of Guelph, to be 
very unsatisfactory, and would recommend that the W. Ms. 
see that each subordinate officer gets up his work. 

No deaths have been reported to me, nor have any 
grievances of importance been brought to my notice. 

The redistribution of this District has made it very con- 
venient for the D. D. G. M. to visit each Lodge, he being 
now enabled to do so by rail, thus allowing visits to be made 
with little loss of time. 

I held no general Lodge of Instruction, but where the 
officers were present I took the opportunity of my visit to 
instruct them in the work as exemplified by Grand Lodge last 
year. 

I have to express my warmest thanks for the liberal manner 
in which the several Lodges defrayed my travelling expenses, 
there being but one Lodge in the District which failed to do 
so. I trust they will extend the same liberality to my suc- 
cessor, as recommended by Grand Lodge. 



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On retiring from this honorable position I beg to return 
thanks to the officers and brethren in my District for the 
courtesy and kindness extended to me upon all occasions in 
the discharge of my duties. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

T. P. Smith, 

Elora, June 20tb, 1887. D.D.G.M., Wellington District No. 7. 



HAMILTON DISTRICT No. 8. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 

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

Canada : 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — In accordance 

with the requirements of the Constitution of the 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 aware, twenty-one Lodges, 
an increase of three since the last report. 

During the year I have visited officially nearly all the Lodges 
in the District, and have found the rooms and furniture 
suitable and well adapted for the proper exemplification of 
the work of the several degrees, which are conferred in accord- 
ance with that laid down by the Grand Lodge. 

From my visits to the various Lodges, as well as from the 
best information I have received, I am convinced that the 
true spirit of Masonry exists throughout this District, and I 
am pleased to say that no new cause of complaint has come 
before me this year. 

The attendance of the members of the Lodges in the 
District is most encouraging, and their financial standing very 
satisfactory. 

In all my visits to the Lodges I have been received in the 
most cordial and fraternal manner, the Worshipful Masters, 
officers and members doing their utmost to render my visits 
pleasant and agreeable. 

During my term of office I have issued two dispensations for 
the brethren to attend Divine service in proper Masonic 
clothing, viz.: Wentworth Lodge, Stoney Creek, No. 166, and 
Burlington Lodge, No. 165, Burlington, on June 26th, 1887. 

One of the largest Masonic gatherings that I have had the 
pleasure of attending was on the occasion of my official visit 
to Doric and Brant Lodges in the City of Brantford. There 
were present on this occasion Most W. Bro. Murray, Most W. 



88 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Bro. Klotz, Right W. Bros Wilson, Hegler, Mull. McPhie 

;ind Stewart, together with a large number of brethren from 
Hamilton and other Lodges. The first degree was conferred 
by V. W. Bro. Secord, W. M. of Doric Lodge, in a most 
impressive manner After the Lodge was closed a banquet 
was given the visitors at the Kirby House, when a most happy 
and enjoyable evening was spent. 

Under the authority of the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master, I consecrated and dedicated the new lodge room at 
St. George to Masonry. On this occasion I was ably and 
kindly assisted by M. W. Bro. Murray, P. G. M., and Most 
W. Bro. Klotz, and a number of distinguished brethren from 
Brantford and other places. After the Lodge was closed the 
brethren were entertained at a banquet. The new Lodge is 
very commodious and suitable, and a credit to the Craft, 
and reflects great praise on the W. M. (Bro. Kitchen), who 
has held the office of M. for the past eighteen years. 

In conclusion, I beg to tender my sincere thanks to Most 
VV. Bro. Murray, R. W. Bro. McPhie, P.D.D.G.M., for their 
assistance and advice ; also to W. Bro. Campbell, W. M. of 
Burlington Lodge, who as District Secretary accompanied me 
on my visits and rendered me valuable assistance. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

W. Kerns, 

Burlington, July 4th, 1887. D.D.G.M., Hamilton District No. S. 



GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master and Members of 
the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Ca?iada : 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — In compliance 
with the Constitution of the Grand Lodge, I herewith submit 
my report on the Condition of Masonry in the Ninth Masonic 
District : 

By the redistribution this District has been made more 
compact and accessible, but it still covers a large area of 
territory — some 10,000 square miles — and has within its 
borders twenty-four Lodges, all of which it has been my 
privilege to visit. 

During the year I have had the pleasure of attending two 
banquets given in honor of M. W. Grand Master Bro. H. 
Robertson — the first at Collingwood, given by Manito Lodge, 
No. 90 (M. W. Bro. Robertson's mother Lodge), and the 



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second at Barrie, tendered by the two Lodges in that town, 
Corinthian, 96, and Kerr, 230. On both these occasions 
beautifully-executed illuminated addresses were presented to 
the Grand Master. At the Barrie banquet, the attendance 
being large and representative, I presented, on behalf of the 
Lodges of the Ninth Masonic District, R. W. Bro. R. King, 
Past D. D. G. M. of this District, with a valuable D. D. G. M. 
regalia, and it is not flattery to say that the mark of respect 
shown by the brethren to R. W. Bro. King is bestowed upon 
a worthy and deserving brother. 

I am glad to be able to report that the Lodges in this 
District are in a flourishing condition, financially and numeri- 
cally. I found, from an examination of the Treasurers' books, 
that all the Lodges are free from debt, and that their assets 
and funds range from $300 to nearly $2,000 each. 

As mentioned above, I had the pleasure of visiting all the 
Lodges in the District, but Prince Arthur Lodge, meeting at 
Flesherton, failed to issue notices, and consequently no 
meeting was held. I however examined the books and found 
everything satisfactory. 

In June, 1886, a fire occurred in Bracebridge which very 
seriously damaged the room and furniture of Muskoka Lodge, 
No. 360. It affords me pleasure to be able to report that the 
brethren have fully recovered from their loss, have refitted 
their room, and are now working with undiminished energy. 

I had the pleasure of installing the officers of Seven Star 
Lodge, No. 285, Alliston, in June, and was ably assisted by 
W. Bro. Patterson, of Manitoba Lodge, and W. Bro. Wright, 
of Seven Star Lodge, and to them I beg to return my sincere 
thanks for services rendered. 

I am glad to be able to report that no serious complaints 
have been submitted to me, and peace and harmony is the 
characteristic feature of Masonry in the Ninth Masonic 
District. 

Death has called away from our ranks here to the Grand 
Lodge above : Bro. Albert Homer, of Simcoe Lodge, No. 79, 
and Bro. Kirkland, of Seven Star Lodge, No. 285. 

During the year I granted dispensations to Manito Lodge, 
No. 90, Collingwood, to hold a Masonic conversazione, and to 
Pythagoras Lodge, No. 137, Meaford, to attend Divine service, 
and also for an excursion to be held on the 21st of June. 

I cannot close this report without making reference to 
Granite Lodge, No. 352, Parry Sound. I found a most 
enthusiastic body of Masons, well skilled in the mysteries of 



9<D GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

the Craft, and anxious to receive still further light. I was well 
pleased with the work done, and was astonished to find so 
many well skilled Masons settled so far away from the great 
centres of trade. 

I beg to return my sincere thanks to all the members of the 
Craft in the District for courtesies received. Wherever I 
went I was received with that fraternal and warm-hearted con- 
sideration for which the Masons of this District are so well 
known, and my visits were made not only profitable to the 
Lodge, but a source of much pleasure to myself. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

H. S. Broughton, 
Bradford, July ist, 1887. D.D.G.M., Georgian District No. <p. 



NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 10. 

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

At the end of this my second term of office, I am glad to 
say that I can speak more encouragingly of the prospects of 
Freemasonry in the old Niagara District, than I could in my 
report of last year. 

In most of the Lodges I have noticed an increase of zeal 
and activity, and in many of them much good work has been 
done. I think that the number initiated during the past winter 
and spring has been greater than in previous years, and I have 
every reason to believe that the material admitted has been 
such as will do no discredit to our great Masonic edifice. 

In the matter of progress, I think that the Lodges in the 
rural districts are ahead of those in the towns. One reason of 
this appears to be that in most of these Lodges the meetings 
are largely of a social character. The members scattered over a 
wide extent of country look forward to Lodge night as a 
season when they can meet each other and enjoy the pleasure 
of fraternal intercourse. 

In the towns, and in small towns especially, where the 
brethren are in the habit of seeing one another daily, and 
when to meet is consequently neither a treat nor a novelty, the 
communications of the Lodges after become mere business 
sessions, and are of necessity somewhat dry and uninteresting, 
except to those who take an active part in them. 

Masonry is essentially a social institution, and any attempt 
to strip it of its social character, generally has the effect of 



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injuring and weakening it. I have observed that in mere for- 
mal business meetings, disputes and discussions on various 
points often arise which sometimes end in producing estrange- 
ments between the brethren. I am myself opposed to all 
kinds of excess, but I am strongly of the opinion that nothing 
tends so much to soften down the asperities which may arise 
during the hours of labor as an hour of real fraternal commun- 
ion among the brethren after the Lodge has closed, or during 
the time it is called off to refreshment. The Lodge is in fact 
the Mason's house, and as we would each of us treat a brother 
who visited us at our homes, so let us treat one another when 
we meet together in the house common to all. 

While speaking of this matter I would desire to bear testi- 
mony to the correct behaviour of the brethren throughout this 
District during the hours of refreshment. Since holding the 
office of D. D. G. M. I have been present at many Lodge 
festivals, and never have I seen on any occasion the least de- 
parture from temperance and propriety. Nothing has ever 
taken place that the most rigid and fastidious would condemn. 
I do not for a moment suppose that the Niagara District is 
ahead of any other in this respect, I merely speak of what I 
myself have observed. The Lodges need no penal enactments, 
Masonic or otherwise, to restrain them from excess The 
brethren fully understand what is right and proper to do at the 
festive board, and the limit at which to stop, and they act 
accordingly. 

I know that a somewhat different idea to this prevails in 
many quarters. We sometimes hear eminent brethren bewail 
the large sums which have been devoted by Lodges to the 
purchase of refreshments or bestowed in indiscriminate charity 
on the undeserving. These brethren tell us that those 
amounts would have gone far towards building Masonic 
Temples : but it appears to me that such undertakings as the 
erection of superb and stately edifices are not always beneficial 
to the Craft. I could myself point to Lodges in this District 
which have been crippled for years by the burden of debt 
they have labored under on account of their having taken 
upon themselves responsibilities too great for their means ; 
and I find the same is the case in every instance where either 
a Grand Lodge or subordinate Lodges have incurred the 
cost of erecting a more than usually splendid Temple. They 
have been compelled to retrench their expenditure, which 
. means that they can no longer contribute as largely as before 
for the relief of cases of distress or so liberally entertain one 
another when the brethren meet together. 

In my opinion, the mission of Masonry is to develop the 



92 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

social and benevolent qualities of our nature, rather than to 
erect edifices for the admiration of the outside world or for 
the benefit of posterity. Many wealthy English Lodges still 
meet in the same plain and unpretentious rooms that their 
fathers and their grandfathers met in, but the hospitality of 
these Lodges is proverbial and their charities are munificent. 
They do good in their own generation, and perform the work 
set before them with the means at their command, leaving to 
the generations which succeed them something better than 
mere material wealth : the example of a career of usefulness 
and benevolence. 

There is a matter upon which, 1 think, some action should be 
taken by the Grand Lodge. I allude to the custom of Lodges 
allowing other societies to take part in Masonic funerals and 
processions. I know that it has already been declared im- 
proper, but, notwithstanding this, some Lodges have allowed 
these mixed funerals. Others, on the contrary, have resolutely 
refused to appear at the funeral of a brother in regalia when 
they have found that other organizations had been invited to 
assist. The consequence has been that these Lodges have 
in some cases been characterized as narrow-minded and 
exclusive and overly-particular in the observance of the law. 
With a great deal of plausibility it is urged that if one Lodge 
can break the rule another may. 

It appears to me that it would be better either to rescind the 
ruling and leave the matter to each Lodge's own option, or to 
annex a penalty to the infringement of it. My own opinion is 
that the rule should be rigidly enforced. Masonry has nothing 
in common with the other secret societies which exist around 
us — they exist for one purpose, Masonry for another — they 
are totally different from it in their aims, their objects and 
their spirit. I fear that this is too much lost sight of, as I 
sometimes see comparisons made between the practice of 
Masonic bodies and that of other societies, and the example 
of those societies cited as something it would be well for 
Masons to imitate in many particulars. But those who thus 
reason forget what the real principles of our Order are. Other 
societies offer a money benefit for a money payment. 
Masonry, on the contrary, holds out no such inducements ; 
lessons of truth and wisdom and the pleasures of fraternal 
intercourse and love are all that she promises to give. 

Those societies dole out in times of sickness and affliction 
such assistance as their written rules prescribe. Masons, on 
the other hand, are supposed to act in such cases as the 
promptings of their own hearts suggest, and to be influenced 



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by those feelings which the sight of a brother in distress ought 
to arouse in the breast of every faithful member of the Craft. 

It has often occurred to me that, in the matter of benevo 
lence in particular, we sometimes show a tendency to depart 
from the true spirit of our Order by laying down rigid rules of 
procedure for the boards of relief and charitable committees. 
In this, as in every other particular, Masonry is free, and 
those who dispense its charities should be left to follow the 
dictates of their own consciences and not to be tied down by 
cast-iron laws. Relief is not given to a man because he has 
paid dues for a certain number of years and is good on the 
books, but simply because he is a brother in distress, and as 
we would act towards our own brother or near relative in 
similar circumstances so let us act to a brother Mason. He 
may have been in fault, he may have even omitted to do what 
has been required of him in the way of monetary contributions, 
he may have neglected the Lodge in the time of prosperity, 
but, notwithstanding all this, he is our brother still, and being 
so we must not turn a deaf ear to his cry in the day of his 
adversity ; we cannot be too particular as to whom we admit 
to the privileges of brotherhood, but once admitted among us 
I hold that the mystic tie is so strong that nothing but crime 
and infidelity to the Order can break it. 

It is true that it is the duty of every Mason to perform his 
part in the great work, by regular attendance at his Lodge 
meetings and by cheerfully responding to every claim made 
on him as far as his circumstances in life will allow ; if he 
neglects to do all this he forfeits all right to our esteem and 
confidence, but not to our pity and our aid. 

I know that year after year many brethren grow cold and 
indifferent, either on account of having formed an erroneous 
idea of the objects of our order, or having failed in some am- 
bitious designs they become careless and dissatisfied, and 
finally leave us in apathy or disgust to swell the ranks of the 
unaffiliated. 

How to deal with these weak brethren, especially when they 
return in the time of distress to solicit relief from those they 
have abandoned, is a question which has puzzled the wisest 
heads amongst us. The only sure remedy is to guard our 
approaches more carefully, to admit none but those who, in 
addition to the necessary moral qualifications possess the 
intelligence requisite to make them successful workers among 
us, and such income or property as will enable them to meet 
all the claims that the craft may make upon them, without 
injury or hardship to themselves or their connections. Free- 



94 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

masonry was never intended to be a popular institution, the 
aim of its early promoters was rather to make it select, and in 
most European countries it is still confined to the wealthy and 
educated classes. In our own democratic land we have to be 
less exclusive, but let us not rush to the other extreme and so 
lower the standard as to make it impossible to preserve the 
true original design of the institution. 

NEW LODGES. 

I think that a mistake is often made and injury consequently 
inflicted on the Craft by the too hasty establishment of new 
Lodges. It sometimes happens that from some cause or other 
a great deal of Masonic enthusiasm prevails in a locality, 
and a new Lodge is advocated and asked for. But before 
complying with such a request it is well to consider how the 
granting it would affect other Lodges already existing, and to 
be satisfied that there is a reasonable probability of an 
additional Lodge being permanently supported. In some 
cases, Lodges which were formed under what appeared very 
auspicious circumstances, have gradually dwindled and fallen 
away, and in others new Lodges have succeeded- only because 
they have absorbed the life blood and annexed the territory of 
older ones. Let us then be careful not to mistake a mere 
passing and temporary excitement for a wide spread and deep 
rooted attachment to Freemasonry, and not to deprive a well 
established Lodge of its means of support in order to found a 
new one in its vicinity. 

Perhaps this evil is felt most in cities and towns which have 
a greater number of Lodges than is absolutely necessary, such 
a state of things is apt to produce an improper rivalry which 
often ends in strife, contention and estrangement. The 
available material in the concurrent jurisdiction, not being 
sufficient to maintain all the Lodges, improper influence is 
sometimes brought to bear in order to induce persons intend- 
ing to connect themselves with the Order, to choose one 
Lodge in preference to another. 

Overly zealous brethren whose zeal is not according to 
knowledge, may be tempted to speak disparagingly of a rival 
Lodge in order to persuade a candidate to join their own in 
preference. If it be improper and unmasonic to solicit persons 
to join the Craft, it is equally improper and unmasonic to 
persuade those who have expressed their intention of joining, 
to apply to one Lodge rather than another. 

HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES. 

In my report of last year I called special attention to the 
fact that this District contained the oldest Lodge in Ontario, 



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and also another Lodge which could boast the existence of 
nearly ninety years. Since that time I have devoted consider- 
able attention to the subject, and I am convinced that this 
latter Lodge, Union No. 7, Grimsby, is even older that its 
existing records show it to be. 

I also recommended that a masonic history of the District 
should be written and R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson kindly 
offered to print the history as soon as it was completed. 

I entered on the task with a great deal of enthusiasm, 
and addressed circulars to all the Lodges and to eminent 
brethren both in the District and out of it. most of these to 
whom I applied kindly promised me their assistance, and from 
some quarters I have already received valuable documents 
and other aids. But the task of collecting the material for 
such a work is necessarily e a tedious one and requires much time 
to accomplish. I do not despair of yet being able to gather 
from various sources such an amount of information as will 
warrant the commencement of it. 

I may say that during the past year heavy domestic affliction 
has somewhat unfitted me for the task. I have been unable 
to bring to it that spirit and that energy by which alone it can 
be carried to a successful completion. 

While speaking on the subject of antiquities, I may mention 
that the brethren of St. Mark's Lodge, No. 105, Drummond- 
ville, have procured fitting show cases for the purpose of pre- 
serving and displaying the jewels and regalia of the old Lodge 
of Friends, No. 12, Stamford, long extinct. These interesting 
relics came into the possession of St. Mark's Lodge a few years 
ago, they may now be seen in the ante-room by any brother 
who may choose to pay that Lodge a visit. Those among us 
for whom the past possesses any claim should take the first 
opportunity of doing so, they will be well repaid for their 
trouble. I need hardly say that from the brethren of St. 
Mark's they would get a hearty reception. 

DEATHS. 

The death roll of the District for the present year contains 
the names of some prominent and zealous brethren. First, I 
may mention that of W. P. M. L. J. Weatherby, of Amity 
Lodge No. 32, Dunnville, who died while Grand Lodge was 
in session at Windsor in 1886. He had been a member of 
Amity for nearly thirty-five years ; his attachment to Masonry 
was deep and sincere, and his judgment, zeal and uprightness 
had given him a leading position among the brethren of his 
Lodge ; he was called away at a good old age, having passed 
the solemn limit of eighty years. 



96 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

In W. Bro. C. Goldboro, who died at Drummondville 
during the past winter, Masonry loses a most enthusiastic and 
faithful brother. lie was one of the most prominent members 
of St. Mark's Lodge, No. 105, and his kindly and generous 
disposition had won for him the affection of not only the 
brethren of his own Lodge, but of every Mason who had the 
privilege of knowing him. When I visited St. Mark's in 
October last he was in the full vigor of health and strength, 
and took a leading part in the proceedings of the evening, a 
few months later I heard he had been stricken down in the 
prime of manhood — such is life. Two other members of St. 
Mark's have also been called away during the year — Brother 
Elijah Shainholt, a very old and faithful Mason, and Bro. Geo. 
Duncan, Sheriff of the County of Welland, a gentleman very 
highly esteemed by every one who knew him 

Brother Shainholt was at the point of death when I visited 
St. Mark's. On that occasion a message from him was 
delivered to the brethren by one of. the Wardens, to the effect 
that he wished to see them all once more before he passed 
away to the Grand Lodge above. 

Such an occurrence as this speaks most highly for the 
relations which existed between the dying Mason and his 
brethren ; if he wished them around him in death, then we 
cannot but conclude that they had done their duty by him 
in life and that they had been brothers not merely in name 
but in reality. 

It also shows that the love of Freemasonry which could 
thus outlive all other earthly desires must have been of the 
true and genuine kind, and that our deceased brother was a 
Mason indeed. 

V. W. Bro. E. G. Thompson, Grand Steward of the Grand 
Lodge of Canada, who died at Niagara during the past spring, 
was a gentleman who held a high position in the Craft and in 
society. He was an officer in Her Majesty's Customs at the 
Port of Niagara, and also Colonel of one of our Volunteer 
Regiments. He was a native of Old Niagara, and a P. M. of 
Lodge No. 2. I spent a very pleasant evening with him when 
visiting the Lodge in August last, and was much pained to 
hear of his sudden death. At the last session of Grand Lodge 
he represented Old Niagara, No. 2, and received from the 
M. W. the Grand Master the appointment of Grand Steward. 

Bro. Howard, of King Solomon's Lodge, No. 329, Jarvis, 
and Bro. M. F. Haney, of Amity, No. 32, Dunnville, have 
also been called away in the prime of life, the latter by a most 
melancholy accident. All these brethren were interred by 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 97 

their respective Lodges with the ancient ceremonies of the 
Order. 

BY-LAWS. 

While visiting the Lodges, I have frequently taken the 
opportunity of looking over their By-laws, and I have found 
in several instances that some of them contained provisions 
clearly unconstitutional and illegal, although they had received 
the approval of former Grand Masters. 

One reason of this would appear to be that several import- 
ant alterations have been made in our Constitution within the 
last preceding five years. Where the By-laws of a Lodge have 
not been amended so as to agree with these alterations it is 
clear that they will conflict with the Constitution. 

It is probable that at the ensuing session of Grand Lodge 
the Constitution will be further amended to a considerable 
extent. After this has been done, it would be well for all 
Lodges to have their By-laws inspected and revised by com- 
petent brethren. 

DISPENSATIONS AND FESTIVALS. 

I have issued two Dispensations to Lodges to attend Divine 
Service in Masonic Regalia, one to Niagara Lodge, No. 2, 
Niagara, the other to Merritt Lodge, No. 168, Welland. 

On the Festival of St John, the Evangelist, I assisted at the 
installation of the officers of McNab Lodge, No. 169, Port 
Colborne ; Amity Lodge, No. 32, Dunnville; and Mystic 
Lodge, No. 337, Port Robinson, having procured from the 
M. VY. the Grand Master a Dispensation to install their officers 
on other than the usual day, I had an opportunity of being 
present with these Lodges also during their installation cere- 
mony. 

On the Festival of St. John, the Baptist, I went by special 
invitation to Grimsby, to take part in installing the newly 
elected officers of the old Union Lodge No. 7. I had the 
pleasure of meeting there my esteemed predecessor R. Wor. 
Bro. Wm. Gibson, who took part in tne evening's proceed- 
ings, and also several other brethren from Ivy Lodge. 
According to ancient custom the brethren of Union Lodge 
entertained the visitors at a banquet at Bro. Randall's Hotel. 
1 was accompanied on that occasion by Wor. Bro. J. W. 
McCollem, of Amity Lodge, No. 32, and by the Dist. Chap- 
lain, Rev. Bro. P. W. Smith, Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Dunnville. After the conclusion of the banquet the Rev. 
Brother made a short but most beautiful and appropriate dis- 
course on the characters of our two eminent patrons, St. John, 
the Baptist and St. John, the Evangelist. The Grimsby breth- 



98 GRANS LODGE OF CANADA. 

ren were much pleased with the remarks of the Rev. Brother, 
and said that his speech was one of the best they had ever 
listened to. 

In conclusion I may add, that I have during the last year 
visited every Lodge in the District with the exception of one, 
and that one I intend to visit on Monday next. 

The work, as a general rule, is correctly done, and the busi- 
ness of the Lodges efficiently managed. I think, however, 
that it would be for the benefit of all Lodges to be represented 
at every session of Grand Lodge by their properly qualified 
Officers, and failing that by one of their own Past Masters, 
and I am also of opinion that Lodges which are in the habit 
of electing their Worshipful Master for a second term are gen- 
erally better governed than those that change their Master 
every year. 

I believe I can safely say that harmony prevails in every 
Lodge throughout the District, except one, Amity No. 32, 
Dunnville. Complaints having been made by a Wor. P. 
Master against the Lodge, the M. Wor. the Grand Master has 
appointed a Committee to investigate the matter, and I pre- 
sume the Commissioners will dispose of it as soon as possible 
after the session of the Grand Lodge. 

During the past year as well as the one which preceded it I 
have received much valuable assistance in the discharge of my 
official duties from the Grand Master, the Grand Secretary, 
and from prominent brethren in the District, more especially 
from M. W. Bro. Jas. Seymour, P. G. M., whom I always 
found ready and willing to aid with his counsel in every 
emergency, and whose clear judgment and great Masonic 
knowledge enable him to throw light upon every question laid 
before him. 

During the past year as during the previous one V. W. Bro. 
W. W. Braund has most efficiently filled the office of District 
Secretary. 

Whether the District has been benefitted by my labors for 
the past two years I will not pretend to say, but this much I 
know, that I have myself reaped much advantage. The atten- 
tion which I have been compelled to give to numbers of 
questions relating to Masonry has had the effect of materially 
increasing my knowledge of our Ritual, our Jurisprudence and 
our Customs. And more than this, the friendships which my 
intercourse with the Craft enabled me to form have been 
strengthened and cemented. The authority with which I 
have been invested I shall shortly resign, and the official con- 
nection between us will cease, but the friendly relations and 
the brotherly affection which have been born of that connection 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 99 

will neither cease nor pass away, but will, I trust, endure, not 
only while we shall continue to assemble in the Lodge below, 
but even after we have been called to the rest and glories of 
the Grand Lodge above. 

Thos. L. M. Tipton, 

D. D. G. M., Niagara District No. 10. 
Dunnville, July 2nd, 1887. 



TORONTO DISTRICT No. 11. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge of Canada : 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — I have the 
honor to submit my Annual Report as to the condition of the 
Craft in the Eleventh District. My first official acts were the 
appointment of W. Bro. F. F. Manley, P. M. of Ionic Lodge, 
No. 25, as District Secretary, and the issue of a circular letter 
which called special attention to the clause in the Constitution 
providing that it was necessary that the Ancient Charges, the 
Regulations of Grand Lodge for Private Lodges, and the By- 
laws of every Lodge be read in open Lodge once in each year, 
and particularly to the qualifications required by those elected 
to the office of Master, prior to installation. The letter 
read as follows : 

GRAND LODGE OF CANADA, A. F. AND A. M. THE ELEVENTH 
MASONIC DISTRICT. 

Office of the District Deputy Grand Master. 

Toronto, 21st July, 1886. 

Dear Sir and Worshipful Brother: — In assuming the duties of 
District Deputy Grand Master of the Eleventh District, I have appointed 
W. Bro. F. F. Manley District Secretary, and communications for me 
addressed to his care will secure prompt attention. 

I beg to call your attention to clause 107, page 44, of the constitution 
which reads : 

" The Master of every Lodge is to cause the regulations of Grand Lodge 
relating to Private Lodges, and the by-laws of his Lodge, to be read in 
open Lodge once every year." 

Kindly see that the requirements of the Constitution are carried out. 

The ancient charges may be read at one meeting, the regulations at an- 
other, and the by-laws at a third. The time occupied will thus be divided, 
and brethren not wearied. 

I also beg to call special attention to the fact that it is requisite that all 
those elected to the office of Master must be expert Craftsmen, well skilled 
in the work, and presented to a Board of Installed Masters for examination 
prior to installation. The next elections for the office of Master will be 
held in November and December, and in the interests of the fraternity it is 
necessary that the regulations laid down in the Installation Ceremony 
should be carried out. All those elected to the office of Master will have 



lOO OK AND LODGE OK CANADA 

to undergo examination so that I may know that they possess the necessary 
qualifications. I shall, therefore, if requested, either attend personally or 
send an Examining Master to every Lodge in the District, to examine him 
whom the brethren may select to rule over them. All newly elected officers 
must be aide to open and close and exemplify the work in the three de- 
grees. The office of Master is one of great honor, and there should be no 
royal road to it. It is unfair to earnest, attentive Craftsmen who study so 
as to become skilled in the work, that others who are utterly incompetent, 
should be vested with the rank and honor. Grand Lodge has declared 
that the Past Master who presents for Installation, as well skilled, a can- 
didate who is not. commits a grave Masonic offence; and as some doubt 
has been expressed in the past concerning the efficiency of Boards of 
Installed Masters, in order that in the future no discredit may be brought 
on the Craft, those elected must prove their knowdedge before Installation. 

Enclosed you wdll find a condensed report of the business transacted at 
the last Annual Communication of Grand Lodge at Windsor. If read in 
Lodge it will give your members a fair knowledge of the proceedings. 

You will notice in the proceedings that on motion of M. W. Bro. Spry, 
clause 109 of the Constitution has been amended, by inserting after the 
word "days " in the first line, the words " and hours." The clause now 
reads : — " The regular days and hours of meeting of the Lodge shall be 
specified in the by-laws." Please have your by-laws so amended. 

My time is at the disposal of Lodges, and I shall be happy to co-operate 
with the brethren in any work that will tend to the advancement of 
Craft work. 

Yours fraternally, 

J. ROSS ROBERTSON, D. D. G. M. 



OFFICIAL VISITATIONS. 

I have officially visited each of the thirty-five Lodges in 
this District twice. Five of these Lodges I have visited three 
times, and one four times, making a total of seventy-eight 
visits, as will be observed by the tabulated statement, giving 
the list of lodges, the distance in miles from Toronto, show- 
ing the miles travelled in making these visitations to be 2,160. 

In making these visitations no notification was given on the 
occasion of the first visit, so that I might see the ordinary 
work of the Lodge, without the advantage of preparation. 
Of my second and subsequent visits all Lodges were duly 
notified, in the form given in this circular : 

SECOND SERIES OF OFFICIAL VISITS. 

Toronto, April 15th, 1887. 

Dear Sir and W. Brother, — I am directed by R. W. Bro. J. Ross 
Robertson, D. D. G. M., to inform you that he will pay official visits to 
the Lodges of this District on the dates indicated at foot of this circular. 
Where the visits are not set down for Regular Meetings the D. D. G. M. 
would feel obliged if you will call an Emergent Meeting, so that he may 
be able to visit all the Lodges in the District by the end of the second 
week in June. It is particularly requested that the W. M. and all the 



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officers be present at these visitations, prepared to exemplify the work of 
opening and closing in the three degrees, and working as they may be 
able the Third, Second or First degrees. The enclosed form please 
instruct your Secretary to fill up, and have ready for the D. D. G. M. on 
the occasion of his visit. These meetings have been arranged so that they 
should be as convenient as possible to Lodges. You will readily under- 
stand that to visit all on the regular nights would occupy about four 
months, so that without emergencies it would be impossible to make this 
second series of visits. 

If an emergency is required, please notify me that you have called it as 
requested. 

Yours fraternally, 











F. F. MANLEY, 

District Secretary. 




THi 


ELEVENTH DISTRICT— OFFICIAL VISITS 1886-97. 






3 


Name. 


Place. 


1st Visit. 


2nd Visit. 


3rd Visit. 


® 6 

flaa 
■ oo 


•p 


16 

22 
25 


St. Andrew's.... 
King Solomon.. 




9th Nov. '86 
13th Jan. '87 
2nd Nov. '86 


14th June '87 
12th May '87 
20th Auril '87 


3rd May '87 

19th April '87 
13th June '87 


3 

3 
17 
20 
23 
38 
34 
33 
30 
29 
14 
25 

8 
17 
54 

8 
21 
21 
41 

4 
30 
59 




G5 
75 
86 


St John's 


4th Nov. '86 2nd June '87 
1st Nov. '80,0th June '87 
21st Dec. '86 18th Jan. '87 
29th Sept. '86,8th Nov. '86 
23rd Nov. '86 '20th April '87 




218 
247 


Stevenson 




316 




20th Jan. '87 1 10th June '87 
25th Oct. '80 25th April '87 
19th Jan. '87 1 15th June '87 




320 






346 






367 
389 




list Oct. '86i3rd June '87 1 
'5th Oct. '80 13th May '87! 
Parkdale l7th Oct. '86 27th April '87121st May '87 
" 25th Nov. '86 27th Dec. '86123rd April'87 
Richm'd Hill 24th Jan. '87 17th Mav '87 1 

Maple 24th Jan. '87 7th June '87 

Markham !l3th Dec. '80 6th May '87 

Sharon [31st Jan. '87,31st May '87 

Newmarket... 12th Jan. '87 18th May '87 
Schotn berg.J 7th Feb. '87 2nd May '87 

Aurora ,26th Nov. '80 4th Feb. '87 

Stouffville J 28th Jan. '87,17th June '87 
Thornhill |9th Dec. '86 5th May '87 
Nobleton 2nd Feb. '87! 1st j une '871 
Weston '5th Jan. '87 25th May '871 
Woodbridge.. 7th Jan. '87 10th May '871 

Sutton 116th Dec. '80 10th June '87, 

Lambton 12th Oct. '60 7th Dec. '86 17th Jan. '87 




384 




12 


410 




12 


23 
54 


Richmond 


68 
80 


87 


Mark'in Union 


92 
152 


99 




130 


118 
129 

136 
205 
202 
305 


Union 

Rising Sun .... 

Patterson 


132 
120 
110 

56 
100 

32 


311 

343 

939 
356 
290 

150 

364 


Blackwood .... 


68 
210 




04 




Brampton.. .'10th Nov. '60 27th May '87 
Streersville... 4th Jan. '87 0th June '87 
Uxbridge Gth Dec. '80 30th May '87 
Eglinton 5th Nov. '8G;i9th May '87 
Brougham ...:15th Dec. '86;llth May '87 
Cannington... Cth Oct. '86 4th May '87 




84 


River Park . 
Zeredatha 

York 

Brougham U'n 


84 
1G4 

16 
120 
23G 


Thirty-five Lodf 


es. Seventy-eight Visits. Miles Travelled 


—2,160 




Visited 4th 


... < Zeta Lodge, No. 410, Parkdale, 28th April, 1887. 
Clme "( Mimico Lodge, No. 309, Lambton, 20th May, 1887. 







102 C.RAN'I) l.ODC.F. OF CANADA. 

The following form is the one referred to in the circular, and 
with the information afforded I have been able to give more 
detailed information concerning the Lodges than I could 
otherwise have done. The answers to the enquiries have as a 
general rule been filled out by Secretaries prior to my visit, 
and although these queries look somewhat formidable, even 
when not ready for me, I found no trouble in filling them out 
in twenty or thirty minutes. I fraternally recommend the 
form to Grand Lodge as giving the complete history of a 
Lodge for twelve months, so that the work can be readily 
reviewed. 

THE ELEVENTH MASONIC DISTRICT. RETURNS FOR THE 
INFORMATION OF THE 13. U. G. M. 

To the Secretary . . Please fill up answers to all the questions, except those 
marked X, and keep this return for the D. D. G. M. 



District Secretary. 
. Lodge, No , Meets at on 



W. Master's name and P. O. address 

Secretary's name and P. O. address 

When visited by the D. D. G. M., dates (i) (2) 

No. members on roll No. at visit ( I ) (2) 

No. P. Masters present No. visitors present . 

Work done at visit E.A F.C M. M. 

By whom 

Quality of work of W. M. X 



of wardens X of deacons X 

What degrees W. M. has worked in full in his year, June-June 

Can the W. M. open and close in degrees X 

What degrees P. Masters have worked in year 

No. affiliations in year Joinings Restorations 

Withdrawals Suspensions 

No. Honorary members Life Ordinary Total . 

Deaths. Give name and rank 



Meetings held Regular Emergent Total . . . 

Meetings missed and why 

Average attendance of members for year 

No. and dates of Lodges of Instruction held 

Condition of Secretary's books X 

Condition of Treasurer's books X 

Is cash received by Secretary promptly handed over to Treasurer X- 

Are funds deposited in a bank X Ln whose name 

If in names of W. M. and Treasurer, state so . . 

Dues per year $ No. members in arrear over one year 

over two over three over four over five . . 

Longest period any member in arrear years. 

Assets $ . Liabilities $ 

Is hall owned or leased by Lodge . . . • Value of hall $ 

Is building insured Value of furniture $ 



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Is furniture insured Is the hall suitable 

Is inventory of furniture kept outside of Lodge room 

Was Lodge represented at last meeting of Grand Lodge 

Directly or hy proxy 

Have the ancient charges and Reg. for private Lodges been read in 

Lodge during year 

Are Grand Lodge returns and dues sent regularly 

Opinion as to the future prosperity of Lodge + 

F.ODGES OF INSTRUCTION. 

For the purpose of inculcating perfect uniformity of text 
and knowledge of the floor work in exemplification, I have 
held seven District Lodges of Instruction. The work was 
exemplified with absolute accuracy in every respect by a staff 
of officers carefully selected. These Lodges were especially 
for the benefit and guidance of \V. Ms., Wardens and Deacons, 
as it has been frequently found that, at Lodges of Instruction, 
too large an attendance of the Craft at large hampered the 
work by irrelevant discussions. 

The Lodges of Instruction were held as follows : 

1 st. At the Toronto Street Hall, Toronto, 27th Oct., 1886. 
The E. A. was exemplified by V. W. Bro. Geo. Tait, of St. 
Andrew's, the F. C. by W. Bro. Davison, of Zetland. On 
the 29th Oct., the M. M. degree was exemplified in the same 
hall, by W. Bro. W. S. Jackson, of Ashlar. The attendance 
was very large, 120 members of Lodges being present on the 
27th and 40 officers of Lodges, 25 Lodges being represented. 
On the 29th 132 members were present, and 60 officers, 28 
lodges being represented. At the conclusion of the work 
questions were invited, and interest was evinced by the intelli- 
gent manner points were discussed. 

2nd. At the Masonic Hall, Aurora, 28th Nov., 1886. The 
E. A. was exemplified R. W Bro. G. J. Bennet, G R., of 
Zeta ; the F. C. by W. Bro. S. Davison, of Zetland ; the 
M. M. by V. W. Bro. Geo. Tait, of St. Andrew's. The at- 
tendance was large, 60 members being present, including 40 
officers of Lodges, 12 Lodges being represented. 

3rd. At the Masonic Hall, Markham, on the 13th Dec, 
1886. The E. A. and F. C. were exemplified by W. Bro. 
John Fletcher, and the M. M. by R W. Bro. G. J. Bennett. 
The attendance was small, 28 members being present, 18 of 
whom were officers, 12 lodges being represented. 

4th. At the Masonic Hall. Lambton Mills, 17th Jan., 1887. 
The E. A. was exemplified by W. Bro. C. F. Mansell, of 
Zeta; the F. C. and M. M. by W. Bro. J. Fletcher, of Zet- 
land. The attendance was fair, 30 members being present, 



104 I - : ' WD LODGE l 'I l 

including i 3 officers of the lodges, and 8 lodges were repre- 
sented. 

5th. At the Masonic Hall, Richmond Hill, on the 24th Jan., 
1887. The E. A. and F. C were exemplified by W. Rro. F. 
M. Morson, and the M M. by V. W. Bro. Geo. Tait. The 
attendance was large, 90 members of Lodges were present, 
including 26 officers of Lodges, and 15 Lodges being repre- 
sented. 

6th. At the Masonic Hall, Sharon, 31st Jan., 1887. The 
E. A. was exemplified by V. W Bro. Geo. Tait ; the F. C. by 
W. Bro. F. M. Morson, of Ionic, and the M. M. by R. W. 
Bro G. J. Bennett. The attendance was small, 21 being 
present, including 10 officers of Lodges, 5 Lodges being 
represented. Selections only of the F. C. and M. M. were 
given. 

7th. At the Masonic Hall, Stouffville, on the 28th Jan. 1887. 
The attendance was small, and assisted by W. Bro. F. M. 
Morson, of Ionic Lodge, No. 25, Toronto, I gave instructions 
in the opening and closing in the three degrees, with sections 
of the floor work, especially those portions in which the 
Wardens and Deacons are concerned. 

It is but fair that I should mention the brethren who acted 
as officers at these Lodges of Instruction, for, at much 
personal inconvenience, many of them accompanied me in 
my visits, and all vied with one another in their efforts to give 
a perfect exemplification : R. W. Bro. G. J. Bennett, V. W. 
Bros. G. Tait, A. W. Carkeek, G. O.; W. Bros. W. S. Jack- 
son. C. F. Mansell, F. M. Morson, A. D. Ponton, of Ashlar ; 
R. Cuthbert, Jno. Fletcher; Bros. Benjamin Allen, of Ashlar ; 
W. H. Taylor, M. Macleod, W. R. Cavell, of Zeta ; Gilbert 
Pearcy, of Ashlar ; Jackson Blizard, of Zeta ; R. L. Barwick, 
Ionic ; Jas. Glanville, of St. Andrew's. 

While I think that these Lodges of Instruction have done a 
certain amount of good in securing uniformity of work, yet 
from the character of the work in the various Lodges, 
especially those outside the city, I am convinced that indi- 
vidual instruction in each Lodge by a skilled Master, with a 
permanent Lodge of Instruction in Toronto, which would 
meet on stated dates, say once every two months, would 
render a far greater amount of benefit than the holding of 
Lodges of Instruction in different parts of the District. I 
suggest Toronto, as it is central, easy of access, the halls 
commodious, the appointments perfect, and a staff of officers 
can always be selected who can be depended upon for skill 
and expertness. With such Lodges, or schools of preparation, 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 105 

due notification being given, I am sure officers from all parts 
of the District would only be too anxious to attend, and thus 
gain the required knowledge and perfect themselves in the 
duties of their respective offices. These Lodges might be 
attached as is usual to a warranted Lodge or specially licensed 
by the Grand Master. 

LODGES VISITED. 

St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 16, Toronto: This Lodge has 
one hundred and eighty-two members on its roll. The 
average attendance is twenty-eight. The W, M. was not 
present, owing to absence from the city, at my second official 
visit. He opens and closes in all the degrees, and exemplifies 
correctly the E. A., but not the F. C. or M. M. The work 
of the Wardens, Deacons and I. G. is excellent. The books 
of the Secretary and Treasurer are well kept; the cash is paid 
over promptly and deposited in a chartered bank. The hall 
is leased from the Masonic Hall Trust. The Lodge share of 
furniture is $650 ; is insured by the Trust. There are twenty- 
three members over one year in arrear, four over two, and two 
over three. The arrears at date of visit were $162. The 
invested funds amount to $1,763 ; the assets to $3,500 ; 
liabilities, nil. This Lodge is one of the oldest in Canada, is 
well conducted, and the utmost harmony prevails. 

King Solomon Lodge, No. 22, Toronto : This Lodge has 
one hundred and fifty-six members, with an average attend- 
ance of thirty-one. The W. M., who is a P. M., exemplifies 
the three degrees, and is a good worker. The work of the 
Wardens and Deacons is very fair. The books of the Secre- 
tary are exceedingly well kept ; the funds are promptly paid 
to the Treasurer and deposited in a chartered bank. The 
hall is leased from the Masonic Hall Trust. The Lodge's 
share of the furniture is $650, and is insured by the Trust. 
The Lodge has a special insurance on jewels for $100. There 
are no members in arrear over two years, and only six over 
one. The invested funds amount to $1,276 ; assets, about 
$2,000 ; liabilities, nil. For some years, owing to circum- 
stances known to Grand Lodge, the Lodge membership has 
not increased, but I am pleased to state that the cloud of 
unrest has disappeared, and at the May meeting three 
candidates were accepted. The outlook is, therefore, hopeful, 
and, from the exertions of the W. M., I have no doubt that in 
the near future the harmony will be completely restored, and 
the Lodge experience its old-time vigor. 

Ionic Lodge, No. 25, Toronto : This Lodge has one 
hundred and seventeen members on its register, the average 
attendance being thirty. The W. M. is perfect in his work, 



106 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

and exemplifies all the degrees in an accurate and masterly 
manner. His Wardens' work is rather weak, but that of the 
Deacons fair. This Lodge is one of a group that ranks with 
the best in the District. The books of the Secretary and 
Treasurer are in excellent condition ; the cash is promptly 
paid over and deposited in a chartered bank. The hall is 
leased, the Lodge being one of nine forming the Masonic Hall 
Trust. In dues, one brother is four years and two over three 
years in arrear. The assets are $2,000, of which $1,000 is 
invested. The Lodge has a number of P. M.s, some of whom 
are bright workers. The outlook for the Lodge could not be 
better. A novel feature in Ionic is the passing of the charity- 
box every evening after refreshments. The funds thus 
received are devoted to charity. The Lodge supports a cot in 
the Lakeside Home for Little Children, on Toronto Island. 

Rehoboam Lodge, No. 65, Toronto : This Lodge has one 
hundred and forty-six members, with an average attendance of 
thirty-six. The W. M. opens and closes in the three degrees, 
and exemplifies the E. A. I first visited this Lodge 4th Nov., 
1886, and this year for my second visit I asked the W. M. to 
call an emergent meeting for the 20th May, as in making two 
official visits to all the Lodges in the District I found it 
impossible to meet in every case with the Lodges on their 
regular nights. The W. M., however, declined to call an 
emergency, stating that the Lodge, although one of the 
wealthiest in Canada, would deem it an unnecessary expense. 
I therefore arranged to postpone my visit to Sutton on the 2nd 
June in order to be at Rehoboam on its regular night, and so 
notified the W. M.; but a few hours before the Lodge was 
called I received a letter stating that he could not be on hand, 
as important business called him out of the city. I visited 
the Lodge, however, and examined the Wardens' and Deacons' 
work, which was good. The F. C and M. M. have been 
exemplified during the year by P. Ms., and I therefore pre- 
sume that the W. M. is unable to exemplify in these degrees. 
The books of the Secretary and Treasurer are fair • cash is 
promptly paid over and deposited in a chartered bank. The 
hall is leased from the Masonic Hall Trust, is suitable and in 
good condition. The Lodge's share of the furniture is $650 ; 
is insured by the Masonic Hall Trust, with a special insurance 
of $100. The amount in arrears at date of visit was about 
$400. There are thirty-two members in arrears over one year, 
twenty-four over two, four over four, and one over five. The 
assets, including invested funds, are about $4,000 ; liabilities, 
about $100. This Lodge is prosperous, although but little 
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there seems to be a ray of unrest, or rather want of fraternity 
and harmony on the part of the W. M. with his officers. My 
impression is that the exercise of the spirit of good-fellowship 
would conduce to the future welfare of this Lodge. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 75, Toronto: This Lodge has a 
membership of one hundred and ninety-eight, and an 
average attendance of forty. The W. M. opens and 
closes in all the degrees. His exemplification of the 
work in the E. A. is fair, in the F. C. average, and 
his M. M. might be closer work. The Wardens' work is 
good, and that of the Deacons average. The W. M. has 
exemplified all the work — P. Ms. have also done so. The 
condition of the books of the Secretary and Treasurer is good. 
The cash is promptly paid over and deposited in a chartered 
bank. The hall is leased from the Masonic Hall Trust, the 
share of the furniture owned by the Lodge is $650. It is in- 
sured. There are seventeen members in arrears over one year, 
fifteen over two, five over three, one over four, and one over 
five. This Lodge, like many others, does not deal as 
promptly with delinquent members as circumstances demand ; 
neither is the by-law regarding suspension strictly adhered to. 
The members are summoned for non-payment, and although 
the law provides that either a reasonable excuse or appearance 
by the brother must be made, still the unauthorized excuse of 
any brother for the delinquent is taken, and action postponed. 
It would be better if the provisions of the by-law were 
changed than not be adhered to strictly. The amount on the 
books at date of visit was $800. The assets are about $5,000, 
of which about $3,000 is invested. The liabilities are only 
nominal. St. John's is a well-conducted Lodge. The W. M. 
is an earnest and zealous Mason, one who has the respect of 
the Craft, and his energy in dealing with Lodge matters is 
appreciated. The W. M. and officers elected in June are 
brethren who I am satisfied will give the work in an accurate 
and satisfactory manner. This Lodge supports a cot in the 
Lakeside Home for Little Children, on Toronto Island. 

Wilson Lodge, No. 86, Toronto : This Lodge has one 
hundred and sixteen members on its register; the average 
attendance is forty. The W. M. exemplifies all the degrees, 
and is above an average worker. His Wardens' work is fair, 
that of his Deacons not accurate. The Secretary's and Treas- 
urer's books are well kept, The cash is paid over promptly 
and deposited in a chartered bank. The hall is leased from 
the Masonic Hall Trust, is suitable and in good order. 
The share of the Lodge in the furniture is $650. It is insured. 
The arrears of dues at date of my last visit were $27.20 and the 



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longest period any one member is in arrear is over two years. 
The assets are $1,526, of which $500 is invested. The liabili- 
ties $60. The Lodge is doing good work. 

Stevenson Lodge, No. 218, Toronto: This Lodge has 
one hundred and twelve members, with an average attendance 
of forty-seven. The W. M. has exemplified all the degrees 
and is a very fair worker. His Wardens and Deacons give good 
average work. The books of the Secretary and Treasurer are 
well kept ; the cash is paid over promptly to the Treasurer 
and deposited in a chartered bank. The Secretary elected 
last year failed to account for about $280 of Lodge funds, and 
appropriated them to his own use. He has been disciplined 
and recommended for expulsion. This is another case where 
failure to pay over Lodge monies has led to peculation by 
officers. The hall is leased from the Masonic Hall Trust. 
The Lodge share of furniture is $650, and is insured by the 
Trust. There are no members in arrear of dues. The invest- 
ed funds are $900, and the assets about $1,800 ; liabilities nil. 
The Lodge is well conducted, and is making good progress. 

Ashlar Lodge, No. 247, Toronto : This Lodge has one 
hundred and twenty-five members on its register, the average 
attendance being thirty. The W. M. is one of the closest 
workers in the District, and with his Wardens, gives the exem- 
plification with fidelity and accuracy of detail. The Deacons' 
work is very fair. This Lodge is noted for its good work. 
The books of both Secretary and Treasurer are in first rate 
order ; the cash is deposited in a chartered institution. The 
hall is leased, is in good condition, is suitable, is well furnished, 
but ante-room accommodation is very poor. The furniture is 
valued at $920, is insured for $750, and an inventory is kept 
inside the Lodge building, and not as it should be, outside. 
The invested funds are $457, the assets $1,541, liabilities nil. 
The arrears of dues at date of visit were $200, and the longest 
period any one member is in arrears is over two years. The 
Lodge has a benevolent fund of about $1,500. This Lodge 
stands pre-eminently in the front rank with about four other 
city Lodges. Its success is assured ; the utmost harmony 
prevails. The W. M. and officers have weekly rehearsals for 
work, and it is indeed a " model " Lodge. 

Doric Lodge, No. 316, Toronto : This Lodge has one 
hundred and eight members, with an average attendance of 
twenty-eight. The W. M. opens and closes just fairly well, 
and exemplifies the E. A. with tolerable correctness, but not the 
F. C. or M. M. He has, however, never given any work in 
the Lodge. P. Masters have exemplified the three degrees. 



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The S. W's. work is excellent, and that of the Deacons fair. 
The J. W. has not been in the Lodge since the night of in- 
stallation. The books of the Secretary are kept in a thoroughly 
business-like manner, and those of the Treasurer are satisfac- 
tory. The hall is leased from the Masonic Hall Trust, and is 
suitable. The Lodge share of the furniture is $650, and is 
insured by the Trust. The dues are collected closely, only 
one member being in arrear over two years. The amount on 
the books at date of visit was $355 The invested funds 
are $542, and the assets about $1,600. The prospects of the 
Lodge would be better if the W. M. would rehearse the work 
with the officers. Dull exemplification by a W. M. tends to 
weaken the interest of not only officers but members. This 
Lodge suffered last year by the illness of the I. P. M., an ex- 
cellent officer, whose continued ill health compelled him to 
give up Lodge work. 

Zetland Lodge, No. 326, Toronto : This Lodge has one 
hundred and fourteen members on its register ; the average 
attendance is twenty-four. The W. M. exemplifies all the 
degrees, and is one of the brightest workers in the District. 
Before his installation he could give not only his own work, 
but that of all his officers. His S W. is just a passable 
worker, and his J. W. is a very fair one. The work of his 
Deacons is above the average. The Secretary's books are 
well kept, but returns might be more promptly made. The 
cash is paid over to the Treasurer and deposited in a chartered 
bank. Last December returns were not ready until May. 
The books of the Treasurer are all that could be desired. 
The hall is leased from the Masonic Hall Trust. The Lodge's 
share of the furniture is $650, and it is fully insured. There 
are only three members in arrears over two years. The assets 
are $900 ; liabilities, nil. Arrears of dues at date of visit, 
$109.80. The prospects of the Lodge are excellent. This 
Lodge will group in the front rank with the best in the Dis- 
trict. This Lodge supports a cot in the Lakeside Home for 
Little Children, on Toronto Island. At one meeting, at the 
refreshment table, over $200 was collected for this purpose in 
the charity-box. 

Occident Lodge, No. 346, Toronto : This Lodge has one 
hundred and thirty-four members on its register ; the average 
attendance is thirty. The W. M. opens and closes in all, and 
exemplifies the E. A. very fairly, but only part of the F. C. 
and none of the M. M. P. M.s have given the F. C. and 
M. M. The Warden's work is a good average, that of the 
Deacons weak, and that of the I. G. good. The books of the 
Secretary and Treasurer are in excellent condition, those of the 



1IO GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

former especially. He is very painstaking and careful. The 
funds are paid to the Treasurer promptly and deposited in a 
chartered bank. The hall is leased ; is suitable, and is in good 
condition. The furniture is valued at $750 ; insured for $500. 
There are twenty members in arrears over one year, three 
over two, and one over four. The assets are $1,000 ; the 
liabilities nil. This Lodge is prosperous, well attended by 
P. M.s, and has a good membership. 

St. George's Lodge, No. 367, Toronto : This Lodge has one 
hundred and sixteen members on its register, and has an 
average attendance of thirty-five. The W. M. can exemplify 
fairly well the E. A. and F. C, but not the M. M. He opens 
and closes in all the degrees. His S. W.'s work is excellent ; 
his J. W.'s good, but not close; his Deacons' weak; his 
I. G.'s very good. The books of both Secretary and Treasurer 
are well kept, and the cash is paid over promptly to the 
Treasurer. The hall is leased ; is suitable, and is in good 
condition. The furniture is valued at $600 ; is insured for 
$500. An inventory is kept. Longest period any member in 
arrear is three years — total arrears at date of visit being $160. 
Invested funds amount to $350; assets, $1,087 ; liabilities 
nil. The prospects of this Lodge are good. The W. M. and 
officers are all earnest craftsmen. 

Orient Lodge, No. 339, Toronto : There are one hundred 
and twenty members on the register ; the average attendance 
is thirty-five. The W. M. has exemplified all the degrees, and 
is a good average worker, lacking only a little attention to 
detail. The Wardens' work is not accurate, but is better than 
average. I tested the W. M. in different sections of all the 
degrees, and was favorably disappointed. He has his heart in 
the work. The cash is promptly handed over to the Treasurer 
by the Secretary and deposited in a chartered bank. The 
books of both Secretary and Treasurer are business-like, and 
in good condition. The hall is leased ; is suitable, and in 
good condition, being a new building. The furniture is valued 
at $1,400, and is insured for $800. The longest period any 
member is in arrear is eighteen months. The Lodge has no 
invested funds. Its assets are $1,400, and liabilities $200. 
The future of the Lodge ought to be good. During the past 
six months it is alleged that outside matters have been 
dragged into Lodge business, and quite a number of candi- 
dates have been black-balled, but I have hopes that harmony 
has now been restored. 

Alpha Lodge, No. 384, Parkdale : There are one hundred 
and seven members on the register; average attendance is 



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thirty. The W. M. has worked the E. A. and a small portion 
cf the F. C, but not the M. M. The F. C. and M. M. have 
during the year been exemplified by P. Ms. The W. M.'s work 
is only tolerable ; that of the Wardens is above the average. 
The Wardens are anxious to meet for rehearsal of work, but 
are not able to influence the W. M. in the same direction. 
The examination of candidates for advancement is very lax, 
for on the occasion of my third visit I found candidates for 
the F. C. not at all prepared, so that their progress for that 
evening was barred. If I had not been present they would have 
been put through irrespective of examination. I believe that 
the posting of candidates in this Lodge has been unsatisfactory 
in the past, and that the W. M.'s have not insisted rigidly 
enough on preparation before advancement. The Secretary's 
books are models for any Lodge in the jurisdiction, and are 
the best in the District. The cash is promptly handed over 
by the Secretary, and is deposited in a chartered bank by the 
Treasurer, whose books are well kept. The hall is leased, is 
suitable, in good condition ; it is one of the most commodious 
and best furnished in the jurisdiction ; complete in every res- 
pect. The hall is owned by a company, in which members of 
the Lodge are interested. It is worth $12,250, and is insured 
for $8,000. The furniture is worth $1,400, and is insured for 
$1,200. An inventory of the furniture is kept outside the 
Lodge room. The assets of the Lodge are $1,800, the liabil- 
ities are $1,039. As to the future prosperity of the Lodge the 
outlook is fair. I think the work could be vastly improved 
upon and the harmony of the Lodge promoted if the W. M. 
would meet with his officers and rehearse the exemplification. 

Zeta Lodge, No. 410, Parkdale : This Lodge has thirty- 
nine members on its register ; average attendance twenty-one. 
The W. M. exemplifies the entire work, and he and his Ward- 
ens and Deacons, are indefatigable in their zeal. Their work 
is absolutely perfect in every particular and will stand the 
scrutiny of searching criticism. The books of both Secretary 
and Treasurer are kept in a business-like manner. The hall 
is leased, is commodious and well furnished. The furniture is 
worth $800, and with the jewels is insured for $1,000. An 
Inventory of the furniture is kept outside the Lodge building. 
The assets are $1,200, liabilities nil. There are no members 
in arrear. The prospects of the Lodge are bright. A portion 
of the suit of rooms is occupied as a club, reading room and 
library, and every week in the winter months the officers meet 
and rehearse the work. The reading room is also open to the 
members. It is an excellent feature, and has gone a long way 
to cement the friendship of the brethren. This Lodge, taking 



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it 111 .ill the work, and its method of transacting business, is 
probably the best worked in the District. 

Richmond Lodge, No. 23, Richmond Hill : There are 
thirty-three members on the register, and the average attend- 
ance' is twelve. This is one of the oldest Lodges in Ontario. 
The W. M. is a passable worker, and can give the three de- 
grees, but the work of the Wardens is below average, that of 
the Deacons poor. The Secretary's books are kept fairly well, 
but the formula in the model minutes is not followed. The 
hall is owned by the Lodge, is suitable, in good condition, and 
is valued at $4,500 ; is insured for $3,000 in the Western 
Insurance Company. The furniture is valued at $250, and is 
insured for $200. The longest period any member is in ar- 
rears is three years. The assets are $4,750, the liabilities 
$400. The W. M. claims that the future of the Lodge is 
hopeful. In the past it has suffered from various causes. 
Masonry flourished in this locality in the early years of this 
century but the enthusiasm of youth seems to have departed. 
Some years ago perfect harmony did not exist between some 
of the members, and I fancy this feeling to a certain extent 
cooled the ardour of the membership. The W. M. with a 
little attention has not the slightest trouble with the work, and 
if the officers would meet with him occasionally, fair exempli- 
fication could be given. With Lodges, however, at Thornhill 
and Richmond Hill, I do not think that the progress in this 
locality will be marked. 

Vaughan Lodge, No. 54, Maple : This Lodge has a mem- 
bership of forty-four, with an average attendance of thirteen. 
The W. M. opens and closes in all the degrees with about 
average correctness. The W. M. was unable to give me the 
E. A. or F. C, but gave me a selected portion of the M. M., 
which was fair to middling. The Wardens' work was passable ; 
that of the Deacons' weak. The books of the Secretary and 
Treasurer are in good condition ; the cash is paid over 
promptly and deposited in a P. O. Savings Bank. The hall is 
owned by the Lodge; is suitable, in good condition, and 
valued at $1,800; insured for $1,400. The furniture is 
valued at $600, and insured for $400. An inventory 's kept 
outside the Lodge room. There was about $75 on the books 
as arrears at date of visit. Ten members are in arrears over 
one year, eight over two, two over three, one over four, one 
over five, four over six. The assets are about $2,500; liabili- 
ties nil. The work of the Lodge would be advanced if the 
W. M. devoted time to rehearsal with the officers. With a 
Lodge at Thornhill, nine miles distant, and at Richmond Hill, 
four miles distant, I do not see any great hope of rapid im- 



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provement. The W. M. explains that business prevents him 
taking an active part in Lodge work. 

Markham Union Lodge, No. 87, Markham : There are 
seventeen members on the Register, and the average attend- 
ance is seven. The W. M. is a P. M., who through having 
his attention occupied in business is rather rusty, and without 
preparation could not exemplify the work. The opening and 
closing of the three degrees were very crude, could not have 
been more so. On the occasion of my last visit I had to 
wait, after making a special trip from Toronto, from eight 
till ten o'clock at night to get a perfect Lodge, and then 
I had to send into the highways and byways to seek for 
Craftsmen. The Lodge seems to have fallen to pieces in its 
work. There was no meeting in August, October, February, 
March, April, and were it not for visitors there were only three 
meetings in the year with enough members of the Lodge to 
open. The Secretary's books are in a lamentable state, badly 
kept, could not be worse — Craft records and official letters 
lying about the desk, and not in one single instance spread on 
the minutes, such as they are. I regret to write this, as I hold 
in high esteem both the W. M. and the Secretary, but it would be 
better if the charter were given back than that such a state 
of affairs should continue. The hall is owned by the Lodge, 
is valued at $700, and insured for $400. The furniture is 
worth $150 and is uninsured. The assets are $850 and liabili- 
ties $300. I felt much disheartened with my visit. Personal 
difficulties have, I am afraid, crept into Lodge matters, and a 
strong and bitter feeling has existed amongst some of the 
brethren. There are only four or five of the brethren residing 
in the village. Others live in the country, and do not attend, 
and as a brother informs me hundreds of dollars of dues have 
been lost to the Lodge in years past for want of prompt collec- 
tion. The Lodge wants new life. I had a general talk over 
matters with some of the old P. M.'s, and they promised that 
matters would improve, but I have very grave doubts. I held 
one of my Lodges of Instruction in this hall, but I am satisfied 
that it was time and money thrown away, seed sown on pure 
rock, with a gale of wind in the immediate vicinity. 

Sharon Lodge, No. 97, Sharon : This Lodge has forty-four 
members, average attendance being fifteen. The W. M. is an 
excellent worker, accurate and uniform, gives the three 
degrees, and has exemplified all. The Wardens' work is 
weak, and that of the Deacons poor. The W. M. has been 
handicapped with officers who would not attend to their work, 
and all his efforts to bring them together for rehearsal have 



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proved unavailing. The Secretary's books are very well kept, 
and cash is promptly paid over and deposited in a chartered 
bank. The hall is a poor one, but is at this writing being 
enlarged and made suitable. The furniture is valued at $300 ; 
insured for $200. The invested funds are $162 ; the amount 
on books at date of my visit, $189; the assets, about $700 ; 
liabilities, none. Of those in arrears, there are three over two 
years, eight over three, five over four, four over five. The 
W. M. is one of the best in the District, has executive ability, 
and rules his Lodge well, but, except from the Secretary, can- 
not get co-operation on the part of his officers. 

Tuscan Lodge, No. 99, Newmarket : This Lodge has forty- 
eight members ; the average attendance is twelve. The W. M. 
can exemplify all the degrees, and is one of the best workers 
outside of Toronto His Wardens' and Deacons' work is not 
as accurate nor as uniform as it should be, but he has a live 
membership, and is doing his part in the work of Masonry. 
Some of the members are largely in arrear of dues, eight over 
two years, four over four, and three over five, one being in 
arrear for eleven years. The assets are $700, and the liabili- 
ties nil. The hall is leased, is suitable, in good condition, 
and the furniture is insured for $400. The Secretary's and 
Treasurer's books are well kept. The prospects of the Lodge 
are bright. 

Union Lodge, No. 118, Schomberg : This Lodge has 
twenty-nine members on its register ; average attendance, 
eight. The W. M. can only work part of the E. A., and none 
of the F. C. or M. M.; in fact he has done no work whatever. 
The opening and closing in the three degrees is inaccurate, 
and the Wardens' work is weak. The Lodge did not meet in 
July, August, September, December, of 1886, or in January or 
March, 1887. The Secretary's and Treasurer's books are 
fairly kept, but the formula in the model minutes is not 
followed. The accounts are audited and the cash is deposited 
in a chartered bank. The offices of Secretary and Treasurer 
are held by one brother, although so doing is not in conform- 
ity with Sec. 1 of Con. relating to private Lodges. The hall 
is owned by the Lodge, is worth $500, is insured for $300, is 
suitable, in good condition, with furniture and jewels worth 
$250, uninsured, and no inventory kept. The assets amount 
to $83=5; liabilities nil. Dues are promptly collected ; arrears 
about $20. Three years ago the Lodge was prosperous, but 
in 1885 there was only one initiation, and none in 1886 or 
1887. Returns were not made last December to Grand 
Secretary. The Lodge Secretary claims the blanks were not 



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sent by Grand Secretary, but I am satisfied the latter mailed 
them, and that they shared the fate of two official letters of 
my own, and were mislaid. My third letter, a registered one, 
finally brought an answer. The outlook is not bright. The 
W. M. and Secretary are overwhelmed with private business — 
the former has a shop, school and farm to attend to, and the 
Secretary has a very extensive medical practice — and conse- 
quently Craft matters suffer. Circulars for meetings are not 
issued regularly, although this, however, is hardly an excuse 
for members not attending Lodge. The W. M. promises 
better things, but I am afraid his enthusiasm will not hold out. 
Strong personal magnetism is the only thing that can keep this 
Lodge together. 

Rising Sun Lodge, No. 129, Aurora: This Lodge has forty- 
seven members on its register ; its average attendance is six- 
teen. The W. M. and officers, elected June, 1886, are unable 
to exemplify any portion of the work. The degrees have been 
worked by P. Ms. The W. M., elected June, 1887, opens 
and closes his Lodge in the three degrees, and works the 
E. A., and will, without doubt, in a few weeks be able to give 
the entire work. The Wardens' work is very good, indeed. 
The Secretary's books are well kept and in good condition ; 
the cash is promptly handed over by the Secretary to the 
Treasurer and the funds deposited in a chartered bank. The 
hall is owned by the Lodge, is suitable, and in good condition. 
It is worth $3,000, and is insured for $1,500. The furniture 
is valued at $200, on which there is no insurance, and no 
inventory is kept. The number of members in arrear of dues 
over one year is five, and over two years, three ; the total 
arrears at time of visit were about $25. The assets of the 
Lodge are $3,200, and liabilities $1,200. The Lodge was 
represented at last meeting of Grand Lodge. My impression 
is that this Lodge will make material improvement during the 
coming year. The W. M. and Wardens, although only elected 
a few weeks ago, are going to work in a most energetic man- 
ner, so that within a very few months the Lodge will be well 
worked, and a credit to the Craft. 

Richardson Lodge No. 136, Stouffville : The Lodge has 
thirty members on its Register. The average attendance is 
seven. The W. M. opens and closes in the E. A., but does 
not in the F. C. or M. M., and cannot exemplify any of the 
degrees. He follows the example of his predecessor, who 
could not give even the opening and closing. In fact the 
work has not been given by the W. M. in this Lodge for 
years. The W. M. who preceded the I. P. M. only occupied 



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the chair on the night of installation, and could not utter 
one line of the work. All these W. brethren were duly vouched 
for when presented for installation, although it was known 
that they were absolutely uninstructed even in the smallest 
details. The Lodge was not represented at last Grand Lodge, 
and the returns to the Grand Secretary have not been made 
with anything like regularity. The Grand Lodge dues were 
in the pocket of a former Secretary for over a year. The out- 
look for the Lodge is very poor. The W. M. elect is a P. M., 
but not an accurate worker ; in fact he does not pretend to 
give correct work. The officers for 1886-7 have never exem- 
plified any part of the work, and except the late Secretary, 
now J. W. elect, I do not think any more attention will be 
paid in the future than in the past, My impression is that the 
Lodge, as conducted for years, has been an injury to the 
Craft, and any usefulness it may have had is gone forever. 
This unfavourable impression has existed not only amongst 
members of the Craft in the vicinity, but with the general pub- 
lic. The Secretary's minute book is fairly well kept for the 
past few months. The financial accounts are in a very unsat- 
isfactory state, not caused, however, by the present Treasurer, 
but by former Secretaries, who have retained the funds of the 
Lodge and given no account of their disposal to the Treasurer 
or the Lodge. The cash has not for ten years been handed 
over with promptitude to the Treasurer. In some instances it 
had never reached that officer. This year there has been no 
work, consequently there has been but little cash to hand 
over. Every Secretary for years has retained the funds, or 
has not given an account of his stewardship. The books have 
not been audited for some years, and the audits given in the 
past are totally unreliable. The W. M. and officers inform 
me that the funds of the Lodge have been appropriated by 
former Secretaries, and that every effort to trace the matter up 
and have the money refunded has proved unavailing. I 
have paid two official visits to the Lodge, and have used 
every exertion to cement matters ; but things were even in a 
worse condition on the occasion of the second visit than at 
the first. The Treasurer's books could not be found. They 
were handed over to an audit committee, and that was the last 
seen of them. The old cash books have also disappeared, and 
I am informed by the W. M. and officers that it is not likely 
they will ever turn up. The fact is, that the Lodge has 
been pillaged for years, and an accurate and reliable audit 
would reveal a state of affairs that the old officers, and some 
of the new ones, dare not face. The books of fifteen years ago 
show a record of Secretaries getting into business troubles 



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with Lodge monies in their possession. These funds were 
kept with the general cash of the brethren, and not separate 
from the business account, hence heavy loss was entailed on 
the Lodge. The members heretofore have been afraid to pay 
in their dues, as it was known that the cash paid in would 
never reach the Treasurer. Members who did attend would 
not receive petitions from those desirous of membership, as 
there was considerable doubt as to whether the fees would go 
into the Lodge cash-box, or be retained by the Secretaries, 
and still greater doubt as to whether the W. M. or any of the 
officers could give the smallest portion of the work. In fact 
this condition of matters was so well known outside of the 
Lodge that good material would not come up. The hall is 
leased, is suitable, in good condition ; the furniture is valued 
at $150; is insured, but no inventory kept. Without visitors, 
on many occasions, the Lodge could not be opened. There 
have been only six meetings in the year. There was no 
quorum in July, August, September and December, of '86, or 
February or April of '87. Even on election night the attend- 
ance was only seven. There are no brethren in arrears over 
one year, as all who were have been suspended. The arrears, 
at time of visit, were $90, the assets $250, liabilities nil. 
There is no Lodge on the roll of any District in a worse con- 
dition than this one. It would be a great blessing if the 
warrant could possibly be withdrawn. Its retention is doing 
positive harm to the Craft. The Secretary stated, and I 
agreed with him, that to take fees from candidates, and give 
them the initiation ceremonial, such as they could get in this 
Lodge, is practically obtaining money under false pretences. 
At a Masonic funeral service, held a few weeks ago, the im- 
pressive ritual for the dead was given in such a manner that 
turned the ceremony into a burlesque, and brought a blush to 
the cheeks of the members of the Craft. A ten-year old 
school boy could have given it with better effect. Its rendition 
drew forth a cyclone of criticism from not only the Craft, but 
from a large and respectable concourse of inhabitants who 
were present. The installation of W. M. and officers did not 
take place in June, an appeal against the election being now 
before Grand Lodge. 

Patterson Lodge, No. 265, Thornhill : This Lodge has 
forty members on its register ; attendance averages ten. The 
W. M. is unable to work any of the degrees, and cannot open 
or close in the F. C. or M. M., in fact he knows nothing 
whatever of the work, and was conveniently absent on the 
occasion of my visit. The degrees have been worked by P.M.'s 
whose powers of memorization do not keep pace with their 



Il8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

zeal, consequently the work is disjointed and indifferent, re- 
markable for its inaccuracy. The Wardens' work is very poor, 
the Deacons' still worse. The Secretary, a P. M., keeps the 
books just reasonably well, failing to enter the names of 
officers, members or visitors in the minute book, relying on 
the register book for records. The formula in the model 
minutes is not followed. The hall is leased, is suitable, in 
good condition, with poor entrance. The furniture is valued 
at $300, is insured for $200, and no inventory is kept. The 
longest period any member is in arrears is eighteen months. 
Dues in arrear at time of visit $35. The fact is, dues have 
been allowed to accumulate, and many dollars have been lost 
to the Lodge from want of prompt collection. Members will 
not attend. The assets are $500, the liabilities nil. It is 
difficult to form an opinion as to the future of this Lodge. 
The work is so poor that those who do exemplify, so emascu- 
late it of all its beauty, the language falls like " a dull thud " 
on the ear of the listener, and relief to the nerves only comes 
when silence or some other order of business follows. The 
Lodge is at a stand-still, and unles new life is instilled into it, 
there can be little hope of recovery. 

Robertson Lodge, No. 292, Nobleton : This Lodge has 
thirty members on its register ; the average attendance is 
fourteen. The W. M. opens and closes and exemplifies all. 
He gave me the E. A. and F. C. and selected portions of the 
M. M. It was very creditable work. The Secretary's and 
Treasurer's books are in good condition, cash is promptly 
handed over, but is not deposited in a bank or P. O. savings 
bank. The hall is leased, is very unsuitable. The Lodge has 
resolved to build a new hall, ground has been bought, and 
tenders let for same. It will be ready for occupation in Nov- 
ember. The furniture owned by the Lodge is worth $75 ; 
uninsured. Of those in arrear there are seven over one year, 
three over two and one over three. The invested funds are 
$256, and the amount on the books at date of visit $72. 
The assets are $328, the liabilities nil. The Lodge was not 
represented at last meeting of Grand Lodge. The W. M. is 
active and energetic, with his heart thoroughly in the work. 
The prospects for the Lodge are fair. 

Humber Lodge, No. 305, Weston : This Lodge has thirty- 
six members on its register ; the average attendance is nine. 
The W. M. opens and closes in all the degrees, and exempli- 
fies the E. A. and F. C. fairly. His S. W. and Deacons were 
conveniently absent on the occasion of my second visit. His 
J. W. is only an average worker ; none of the others can do 



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the work. The Secretary's books would be all right if the 
formula was followed. The Treasurer's books are only 
passable. The cash is promptly paid over. The hall is a 
leased one, suitable, in excellent condition, comfortably fur- 
nished, and is used by an Oddfellows' Lodge, who are owners 
of the hall. The furniture of the Lodge is valued at $100 ; is 
uninsured. The total arrears of dues at date of visit were 
$75, one member being in arrear for over four and two over 
two years. The assets are $250 ; liabilities nil. The outlook 
for this Lodge is poor. It seems to have outlived its useful- 
ness. The W. M. is anxious and willing, but nearly all the 
officers are careless. The attendance is poor, and I do not 
think it will improve. As the suburban villages and towns 
become more populous, the interest may revive, but it will be 
in the distant future. 

Blackwood Lodge, No. 311, Woodbridge : There are forty 
members on the register ; the average attendance, eight. The 
W. M. opens and closes in the three degrees, and works E. A. 
fairly well, and the F. C passably. He does not work the 
M. M. The Wardens' work is under the average. The 
Secretary does not follow the formula, and the entries are 
irregular ; still, the books are fairly kept, and the Secretary 
promises to make the necessary improvements. The hall is 
leased, is not suitable, and in poor condition. The furniture 
is worth $150, is insured for $100, but no inventory is kept. 
At my first visit in May there were six brethren in arrear of 
dues, one over three years, and two over four. The assets are 
$200, the liabilities nil. The prospects of the Lodge are 
brightening. By the removal of a manufacturing concern 
from Woodbridge to Toronto, four years ago, the attendance 
fell off very considerably, and for a time all efforts to revive 
the interest in the Craft seemed futile, but of late the W. M. 
has striven to create new life, and negotiations are in progress 
for the purchase of a new hall, a building that cost $2,000 
having been offered to the Lodge for $800, and it is to be 
hoped that headway will be made this coming year. 

Georgina Lodge, No. 343, Sutton : This Lodge has forty- 
nine members on its register, with an average attendance of 
thirteen. The W. M. has not exemplified any of the work, 
and his opening and closing of the degrees was away under 
the average. He gave for me a selected portion of the E. A. 
indifferently. The Wardens' work is below the average, that 
of the Deacons very poor. The books of both the Secretary 
and Treasurer are thoroughly well kept, cash is promptly paid 
over, but not deposited in a bank. The hall is leased, is 



120 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

small, but suitable. The furniture is valued at $400, and is 
insured for $200, and an inventory is kept outside of the 
Lodge room. The amount on the books at date of visit was 
$100. There is one member in arrear over one year, and 
seven over four. . The assets are $400, liabilities nil The 
newly-elected W. M. is a P. M.. and the prospects of the 
Lodge are fair. 

Mimico Lodge, No. 369, Lambton Mills : This Lodge has 
fifty-eight members on its register ; the average attendance, 
fifteen. The W. M. does his work in a highly creditable 
manner. He can exemplify the entire work, and gave for me 
selected portions of all the degrees. His Wardens' and 
Deacons' work is the best outside of the city Lodges. Indeed, 
I was agreeably surprised, and felt that the Lodge of Instruc- 
tion held in Lambton had borne good fruit. The Secretary's 
books are in excellent condition ; the Treasurer's fair. The 
cash is promptly paid over and deposited in a chartered bank. 
The hail is a new one, well appointed, convenient and suitable ; 
is worth $1,600, and insured for $1,000 ; the furniture is worth 
$400, and is insured. The longest period any member is in 
arrears is two years and a-half ; the total arrears at date of last 
visitation were $108. The assets are $2,108; liabilities nil. 
This Lodge is making steady progress, although the attend- 
ance might be better. The W. M. is a zealous Mason, with a 
determined purpose to bring his Lodge to the front rank. 
This Lodge is one of the best outside the city of Toronto. 

Ionic Lodge, No. 229, Brampton : This Lodge has eighty- 
one members on its register; the average attendance is seven- 
teen. The work of the W. M. is not even ordinary average. 
He can exemplify the E. A. but very indifferently, and does 
not attempt the F. C. or M M. The work of the Lodge is 
not at all close work. The S. W. is an excellent officer. I 
was very much Klisappointed on the occasion of my second 
visit. The close examination of candidates for advancement 
is a redeeming feature in this Lodge. Some of the P. Ms. are 
excellent workers. The Secretary's and Treasurer's books are 
in good condition, exceedingly well kept ; the cash is paid 
over promptly and deposited in a chartered bank. The hall 
is leased, is suitable, in first-class order, and the furniture, 
which is handsome, is worth $700, and insured for $400. No 
inventory of it, however, is kept. The total arrears of dues at 
time of visit were $205 ; one brother is behind eight years, 
owing $32 ; five over three years, three over four years, and 
two over two years. I have pointed out repeatedly to the 
Lodge the necessity of either collecting the dues or suspend- 
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to such action. The assets are about $1,000; liabilities, 
nominal. The outlook, however, for the Lodge ought to be 
good, but success is impeded when the W. M. has not enough 
interest in his Lodge to get up the work. To be successful 
those who are advanced should be skilled. The officers do 
not rehearse the work, and therefore, although every facility 
and appointment are perfect in the Lodge room, still the 
interest and impressiveness are lost when crudeness, 
inaccuracy and looseness are the distinguishing characteristics. 
P. Ms. whom I know to be excellent ritualists, tell me that 
Ionic has been one of the best Lodges in the District, and I 
myself have seen very fair work by a P. M., but the record has 
been broken, and the Lodge has evidently slipped so far back 
that it will require considerable exertion to put it into shape 
again as a model Lodge for exemplification. 

River Park Lodge, No. 356, Streetsville : This Lodge has 
sixty-three members, with an average attendance of only nine. 
The W. M. exemplifies the E. A., but it is not average work ; 
he does not give the F. C. or M. M. The Wardens' and 
Deacons' work is poor. The opening and closing in the 
degrees was very weak. The books of the Secretary and 
Treasurer are in good condition ; funds are handed over 
promptly and deposited in a bank. The hall is leased from 
the Oddfellows, and is suitable. The Masonic furniture is 
worth $200, but is not insured. An inventory is kept. The 
amount on books at date of visit was $60. There are six in 
arrear over two years, one over four. The assets are about 
$300, liabilities nil. This Lodge has not made any progress 
for a long time, and the outlook does not seem to me to be 
bright. Any work that has offered for years has been done by 
the P. Ms., especially by one from the Tenth District. The 
W. M. and officers never meet for rehearsal, the regular meet- 
ings are poorly attended, and the interest in craft matters 
seems to be at a standstill. I do not see much chance for 
revival, unless the officers take the time and trouble to get up 
the work. 

Zeredatha Lodge, No. 220, Uxbridge : This Lodge has a 
membership of sixty, with an average attendance of sixteen. 
The W. M. opens and closes fairly well, and gives the E. A. 
and F. C with over average correctness, but does not under- 
take the M. M., which has been given by the P. Ms. The 
Wardens' work is average, that of the Deacons poor. The 
books of the Secretary and Treasurer are in good condition, 
the cash promptly paid over, but not deposited in any bank. 
The hall is leased and not suitable. The Lodge has leased 
rooms in a new building, which cannot be considered com- 



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fortable. The furniture is valued at $800 ; insured for $500, 
and an inventory is kept. There are no members in arrear 
over one year. The amount on the books at date of visit was 
$39.50. The assets about $800, liabilities nil. The prospects 
of the Lodge are favorable. 

York Lodge, No. 156, Eglington : There are eighty-three 
members on the Register ; the average attendance is fifteen. 
The W. M. works the E. A. fairly well, and initiated one 
candidate at my second visit, and as there was no candidate 
for advancement he exemplified selected portions of the F. C 
and M. M. The work was above the average. The W. M. 
and Wardens evince a strong interest in the work ; that of the 
Wardens was average work. The Secretary's books are all 
exceedingly well kept. The Treasurer's books are all in 
good condition. The funds are deposited in a chartered 
bank. The hall is leased, is suitable, in first-rate condition ; 
the furniture is valued at $750 and is insured for $500 in the 
Western Insurance Company. The longest period any brother 
is in arrears is five years The assets are $883, and the 
liabilities are $190. As to the future of the Lodge, it should 
be stated that the Lodge has overcome almost insurmountable 
difficulties, caused by a total loss by fire, and by many of the 
old members leaving for other parts of the country. Care and 
economy have been exercised, and the Lodge expenses have 
been reduced to a minimum. This Lodge is situated two and 
a-half miles from Toronto. I have had to call the attention 
of the W. M. to the fact that his jurisdiction on the south and 
west extended only half way to the nearest lodge room, viz. : 
Ashlar and Occident. My attention had been called to the 
fact that candidates were being ballotted for in York who 
reside within the jurisdiction of Occident and Ashlar ; hence 
my action. 

Brougham Union Lodge, No. 269,Brougham : This Lodge can- 
not be called a progressive one. There are forty-one members on 
its register, and the average attendance is only ten, The W. 
M. can only exemplify the E. A., and the opening and closing 
in the degrees by himself and Wardens was far from passable 
work. His Deacons know nothing of their work. The Sec- 
retary's books are in excellent condition, well kept and a 
credit to the Lodge. The Treasurer's book consisted of a 
small pass book with entries of cash for Secretary. The hall 
is leased, is suitable, and in good condition. The furniture is 
valued at $250, and is insured in the City of London Company 
for $200. The longest period any brother is in arrear is two 
*years. The assets are $400, including $100 in cash, which I 
was /surprised to hear was invested in a promissory note, 



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endorsed by the Treasurer. I have doubts as to the future of 
this Lodge. The brethren live at long distances from 
Brougham, and many seem desirious of moving the Lodge to 
Claremont, on the C. P. R. A number of brethren live at 
Pickering, six miles south of Brougham Lodge ; located as it is, 
I could not see my way clear to recommend a dispensation 
for a new Lodge at Pickering. The W. M. of Brougham is a 
willing craftsman, but has no encouragement in his work. 
New energy will have to be created by the officers or some 
change made in order to revive the interest in the Lodge. 
Under the present circumstances the prospects of improvement 
are dim. 

Brock Lodge, No. 354, Cannington : This Lodge has 
thirty-six members on its register, the average attendance is . 
fifteen. The W. M., a P. M., is an average worker, opens and 
closes with tolerable correctness in the three degrees, and 
exemplified for me selected portions of all. He has given all 
the work. The Wardens are not accurate, and the Deacons 
not posted. The Secretary's and Treasurer's books are in 
good order ; the former does not follow the formula. The 
hall is leased, is a new one, very conveniently and comfortably 
furnished. The furniture is worth $300, and is insured for 
$200, but no inventory is kept. The funds are deposited in a 
chartered bank. The arrears at date of last visit, in May, were 
$119. Many brethren in arrear four or five years were read 
out, and suspended in June. The assets are $450, liabilities 
nil. The outlook is fair. The W. M. is a busy man, with lots 
of energy, and possesses all the qualifications, and with the I. 
P. M. takes an interest in Craft work. This Lodge has 
suffered like others from a former Secretary handling Lodge 
funds for private business, collecting dues and forgetting to 
pay them over to the Treasurer. It is decidedly inconvenient 
for a Lodge to have a Secretary with a short memory. 

SUGGESTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFICERS. 

The statements given in this report indicate the work done 
in the Lodges, its quality with the condition of Lodge records. 
In every Lodge at my request the W. M. and officers opened 
and closed in the three degrees. If they had candidates they 
exemplified the work ; if they had not they exemplified 
selected portions. Where the W. M. stated that he was unable 
to open and close his Lodge in the three degrees, or exemplify 
any, I have not asked the work to be done, but have given the 
necessary instructions and exemplification. As the suggestions 
made to the Lodges at my visits were in many cases of a 
similiar character, to avoid repetition I have not appended 



124 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

them to the individual Lodge reports. These suggestions 
were as follows : To the W. M.'s I showed that without 
frequent rehearsal with the officers it is impossible to exem- 
plify the work in a satisfactory manner ; that an hour a week 
spent together in the Lodge room would in a few months give 
a smoothness, uniformity and correctness to the work that 
would not only be creditable to the Lodge, but would intere t 
the members, and create an impressiveness amongst the in- 
itiates that would harmonize with the solemn character of the 
ceremonial. To Wardens and Deacons I impressed that 
regular attendance was indispensable, that it was unfair to W. 
Ms. to handicap them by absence, for without the co-operation 
of both Wardens and Deacons the entire intellectual machinery 
of the Lodge was thrown out of gear, the work impeded, and 
perfect exemplification was impossible. In Lodges outside of 
Toronto I found the attendance of Wardens and Deacons 
very poor indeed. To the Secretaries I recommended that 
the formula of the Model minutes should be followed, so that 
the monthly records of the Craft might be accurate and uni- 
form ; that the list of officers, members and visitors should be 
given in the minutes, so that the register book may not be the 
only book recording these particulars ; that the list of officers 
in each degree exemplified should be entered, and that in all 
the degrees the names of the W. Ms. or P. Ms. who exemplify, 
should be given ; that the minutes be written in ink and not 
in pencil ; that a rough or draft minute book should be kept 
so that the regular minute book may be a sample of decent 
penmanship ; and further, that all cash paid into the Secretary 
must be promptly paid over to the Treasurer, and not kept for 
months in the hands of the Secretary, as in the case of 
Stevenson Lodge, and that of Brock Lodge, and also one or 
two other cases. Where I found that promptness was not a 
distinguishing characteristic, I personally instructed the 
Secretaries that any failure in the future to pay over funds 
would compel the W. Ms. to take prompt means in dealing 
with those who so far forgot to discharge the duties of their 
offices with fidelity. I called attention to the fact that a large 
amount of dues was lost from want of prompt collection, and 
that before the close of every year brethren should be notified 
of the amount due the Lodge, and that in the month of Novem- 
ber in each year a correct list of all brethren in arrear should 
be handed to the W. M. to be dealt with as required by the 
constitution. The Treasurers I called attention to the neces- 
sity of keeping accounts in a business-like manner, balancing 
books punctually at the proper time for audit, and where con- 
venient depositing funds to the credit of the W. M. and 



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Treasurer in a chartered bank, or a P. O. savings bank, and 
not as I found in the case of Brougham lending the Lodge 
money out on a promissory note, which however safe, was a 
must irregular and inadvisable way of holding Lodge funds. 

DEATHS. 

I have to record with regret the death of R. W. Bro. Joshua 
G. Burns, P. D. U. G. M. of this District, and a member of 
the Board of General Purposes of Grand Lodge. He died 
after a brief illness on the 28th May, 1887. The R. W. Bro. 
was a Craftsman of many years standing, a P. M. of Stevenson, 
Zetland, Orient and Mimico Lodges, a brother whose soul was 
in the work, and whose untiring zeal contributed much to the 
success of Masonry in Canada. He will be sadly missed from 
our Lodge gatherings, for no Craftsman who has passed away 
for years, ever did the same amount of work, not only in his 
own Lodges, but in all the principal Lodges in this District. 
I have also to record the death of W. Bro. Milner, of Ionic 
Lodge, No. 229, Brampton; W. Bro. Wm. Norris, of York 
Lodge, No. 156, Eglinton, both zealous Masons, who contribu- 
ted much to the prosperity of the Craft in their respective 
localities. 

INFRINGEMENT OF JURISDICTION. 

On October 18th, 1886, I reported to the M. W. the Grand 
Master that a Mr. William Barrett, a resident of Toronto, had 
been initiated in St. Charles Lodge, No. 44, Montreal, Grand 
Registry of Quebec, such action being an infringement of 
jurisdiction. The matter having been adjusted to the satisfac- 
tion of the G. M. of this Grand Lodge, I was directed to ac- 
cept Mr. W. Barrett as an E. A. and give him the F. C. and 
M. M. if he could obtain admission to one of our Lodges. 
Mr. Barrett, being a worthy man, who had acted under a 
misapprehension, was balloted for and accepted in Mimico 
Lodge, No. 369, and in due course received his degrees. 

DISPENSATIONS GRANTED. 

I have granted the following Lodges dispensations to wear 
Masonic clothing at conversaziones : — Zetland, No. 326, 7th 
January, 1887; St. John's, No. 75, 28th January, 1887; 
York, No. 156, 1st February, 1887; St. George's, No. 367, 7th 
February, 1887 ; Alpha, No. 384, 10th February, 1887 ; Orient, 
No. 329, 23rd February, 1887 ; Stevenson, No. 218, 25th 
March, 1887; Doric, No. 316, 21st April, 1887; King 
Solomon, No. 22, 6th May, 1887. 

STATISTICAL RETURNS. 

In this District there are sixteen W. Ms. who exemplify all 



126 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

the work, six who give the E. A. and F. C, nine who give only 
the E. A. and four who do not exemplify any part of the work. 
There are twenty-one Lodge rooms leased at rentals varying 
from $50 a year to $200, and six Lodge rooms owned by the 
Craft, the latter . valued at about $13,000, and insured for 
about $8,000. The value of the furniture in all the Lodge 
rooms is about $19,000; insured for about $11,000. The 
assets of all the Lodges are about $50,000, and the liabilities 
about $4,000, and thearrears of dues over one year about $2,000. 
The arrears over one year, prior to December last, would be 
about $4,000, so that my efforts to reduce the amount during 
the year have been partially successful. I also urged the 
necessity of seeing that the Lodge buildings, if owned, and the 
furniture should be insured and an inventory of the furniture 
kept outside the Lodge room. 

THE WORK OF RELIEF. 

Although the work of the General Boards of Relief in this 
District does not come directly under the supervision of the 
D. D. G. M., I have great pleasure in testifying to the excellent 
work done by the Toronto Board, and the studied care and 
economy used in the disposal of the funds subscribed by the 
Lodges in Toronto and granted by Grand Lodge. The work 
of relief has been materially aided by the affiliation of the 
Toronto Board with the General Board of Relief of the United 
States and Canada, for by adopting the rules and the rigid 
means of examination laid down by the General Association, 
assisted by the warning circulars issued monthly from the 
head office at Baltimore, containing accurate descriptions of 
Masonic tramps and others unworthy of assistance, hundreds 
of dollars have been saved to the Craft in this District. Ex- 
perience has shown that in Toronto eight out of every ten 
applying for assistance are unworthy. In every case where 
assistance has been solicited the wires have been used all over 
the continent, and with good effect, the rule being wire first, 
where possible, if not, give limited assistance and use the post. 
Cases have been cited where a wire has saved an expenditure 
in relief of many dollars. The cost of affiliation to the 
General Association is trifling, being one cent per capita, so 
that if Grand Lodge affiliated at a cost of $191, every Lodge 
in the jurisdiction would receive a warning circular. Toronto 
Board and the General Association have requested me to sug- 
gest the affiliation of Grand Lodge to the General Association. 
In the United States the results for good have been marvel- 
lous, over two hundred frauds having been detected last year. 



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IN CONCLUSION. 

It is gratifying for me to state that my visits to the Lodges 
seem to have given general satisfaction. This is the first year, 
with one exception, for twelve years that all the Lodges have 
been visited by a D. D. G. M., and the first occasion since 
Grand Lodge was founded that all the Lodges have been 
visited twice. Although in many cases I had to express my 
opinions on the work and conduct of lodges sharply and 
freely, my views were accepted in a kindly and fraternal spirit, 
the W. M.'s feeling that the admonition was necessary, that 
they had justly deserved the criticism given, and promising 
that in the future like faithful Craftsmen they would endeavour 
to profit by the advice, and co-operate with one another in 
their respective lodges in rendering the duties of their offices 
in a manner that would not only be a credit to the district, 
but to the Craft in this jurisdiction. I trust that my efforts 
may commend themselves to you, M. W. Sir, the officers and 
members of Grand Lodge. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

J. Ross Robertson, 

D. D. G. J/., Toronto District No. 11. 
Toronto, 1st July, 18S7. 



ONTARIO DISTRICT NO. 12. 

To tJie Most Worshipful the Grand Master, and the Grand 
Lodge A. F. 6° A. M. of Canada. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — I have the 
pleasure to report that the condition of Masonry in the 
Twelfth Masonic District is in most respects all that can be 
expected in a district of such a rival character as is this district. 

That my first act upon entering upon the discharge of the 
duties and responsibilities of D. D. G. M., was to appoint VV. 
Bro. A. L. Rundle, of Cedar Lodge, Oshawa, District 
Secretary. His appointment to that important office has 
given general satisfaction to the Craft, and to his valuable 
assistance rendered to me in the discharge of the duties of 
my office, I am indebted. 

That I have not been called upon during my term of office 
to give any decisions in any matters of dispute either among 
members or between any Lodge and its members; this evin- 
cing, if from no other cause, the harmonies and fraternal 
workings and feelings of the Craft throughout the district. 

That I regret my inability to visit every Lodge in the 



128 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

district, but I must say that the Lodges I visited are working 
with a great deal of uniformity, (much more so than I expected), 
all owing no doubt to the energy and skill of my predecessors 
in this onerous office. Any Lodge that I found was not 
strictly conforming to the ritual and constitution, I instructed 
them to the best of my skill and ability and I am pleased to 
state that the brethren expressed themselves anxious to do 
correctly which certainly made it pleasant to impart instruction. 

That I have issued during the year two dispensations for the 
brethren to appear in public clothed as Masons, to attend 
Divine Service on the Festival of St. John the Evangelist ; 
one to Spry Lodge, Fenelon Falls ; and the other to Peterboro' 
Lodge, Peterboro'. 

That the brethren throughout the District are desirous that 
St. John's Lodge, Cobourg, should again be placed in this 
District, and from representations made to me by the brethren 
of St. John's Lodge, Cobourg, but of which I could not take 
official cognizance, I am led to believe they are equally 
desirous of being placed in this District, and I deem it my duty 
in making my report to you to recommend that St. John's 
Lodge, of Cobourg, be again placed in this District. 

That I received from brethren in and around Pickering 
Village, a petition for a dispensation from the M. W. Grand 
Master for them to meet as a Regular Lodge, but for some 
reason the dispensation has not been granted to them. At 
the time I recommended the petition I considered the matter 
and concluded in the interest of Masonry, a Lodge in Picker- 
ing Village would be beneficial and useful, and I say I have 
not had any reason for changing my former conclusion, and 
would now recommend that a dispensation be issued to them. 

That I recommend to the brethren in this District, through 
this report, the advisability and desirability, in the interest of 
the Craft, that my successors should be elected from alternate 
parts of the District, and thus making sure that none of the 
Lodges will be more than two years without having been 
visited by the D. D. G. M. 

That from reports on the condition of Masonry in each 
Lodge, which have been at my request sent to me from most 
of the Lodges in the District — although I regret that some of 
the Lodges did not send any report — -I can safely say that 
Masonry in this District is in a flourishing condition and 
making steady progress. The Lodges are mostly presided 
over by competent and courteous W. Masters. 

That I was pleased to confirm the establishment of a Board 
of Relief for the jurisdiction of the Lodges in Oshawa, and 



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that the By-laws of the same now await the approval of the 
M. W. Grand Master. 

In conclusion I wish to thank the brethren for the kindness 
and courtesy shown to me by them, and as I am not a candi- 
date for the D. 1). G. Mastership, I bespeak for my successor 
the same kindness always extended to me. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Robert McCaw, 

D. />. G. M. Ontario District, No. 12. 
Oshawa. July 7th. 1887. 



PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 13. 

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

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — In accordance 
with established custom, I have the honor to submit the 
following as a report of the condition of Masonry in this 
district : 

In consequence of impaired health I was prevented from 
visiting, as I much desired, each Lodge in my District ; 
however, I succeeded in visiting such as heretofore had been 
unvisited by the majority of my predecessors, and it affords 
me pleasure to state that, generally speaking, the Brethren are 
most zealous and the Lodges prosperous. Those unvisited 
by me I have learned from reliable sources, are also main- 
taining their usual good standing. 

On 1 8th January, I had the honor to assist Right Wor. D. G. 
M. Richard T. Walkem, Q. C, in consecrating and dedicating 
Craig Lodge No. 401, Deseronto. Brothers Dr. G. W. 
Faulkner, W. M., Sterling Lodge No. 69 ; Dr. J. S. Sprague, 
Treasurer, No. 69 ; Albert Chard P. M. and Conley, of No. 69, 
together with Bro. Capt. Watters and two other representatives 
from the several Belleville Lodges accompanied me. In conse- 
quence of severe storms and the consequent delay of trains our 
party was subjected to much exposure and disappointment at 
Deseronto Junction, where hotel accommodation was wanting. 
We were compelled to seek shelter in the station and on hard 
seats from mid-night until morning we took our fitful slumbers. 
From such exposure and unusual irregularities in rest at a time 
when I was much indisposed I date the unfavorable condition 
of my health 

December 27th, I assisted Dr. Loomis, (P.D.D.G.M., Pr. 
Ed. District,) in installing officers of Madoc Lodge No. 48. 



130 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

I might here state this Lodge has been unusually prosperous 
during the past six months. 

On 4th July, I installed the officers of Consecon Lodge 
No. 50 ; a large number of prominent Masons from Frank- 
foid and Trenton accompanied me, a special train having 
been secured by Wor. Bros. Dench and Weddell. Our 
Consecon Brethren entertained us most magnificently and 
after our labors we sat down to an oyster supper, a fine spread, 
and hereafter I will accord praise to our co-workers in their 
entertainments. 

Lake Lodge of Ameliasburg, has announced a demon- 
stration on 24th June, at Rednersville, proceeds to aid in the 
building of a Masonic Hall at Ameliasburgh. 

The following deaths have been reported to me, viz. : Bros. 
Jos. Caverley (not buried with Masonic honors), Madoc Lodge ; 
Matthew German Vandervoort and — Hines, of Stirling Lodge, 
No. 69 ; G. W. Frederick, of Moira Lodge, Belleville, No. 1 1 ; 
W. Jeffs, Trenton Lodge ; and Edward Atchkinson, Campbell- 
ford Lodge, No. 126. 

During the year I granted five dispensations for the follow- 
ing purposes : Quinte Lodge — to hold a Masonic dinner ; 
Colborne Lodge — to install officers on other day than 27th 
Dec, 1886; Consecon Lodge, No. 50 — to install officers on 
4th Feb., 1887 ; Lake Lodge — to hold a demonstration at 
Rednersville, June 24th, 1887, and at the same to appear in 
public clothed as Masons ; Madoc Lodge — to appear in public 
clothed as Masons for the purpose of attending Divine Service. 

My esteemed and worthy predecessor, R. W. Bro. Longmore, 
gave such a detailed description of our District and its many 
and widely separated Lodges, that I would but repeat his 
statements were I to describe our Lodges and their work. 

To the District Secretary, Brother Sprague, Stirling, I am 
much indebted for many favors, who most materially assisted 
me in very extensive correspondence. From the Masters, in 
every instance, I have received the most courteous receptions 
and treatment. The brethren have given me a grand welcome 
and rendered me valuable assistance in the discharge of my 
duties. 

In conclusion, I thank the fraternity of the District for their 
kindness, and I shall always remember the many friendly 
greetings I have received from them, and the kindness shown 
me by Grand Lodge. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

James Tulloch, 

D. D. G. M. Prince Edward District., No. rj. 
Stirling, Ont., June 20th, 1887. 






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FRONTENAC DISTRICT No. 14. 

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

M. W. Sir and Brethren, — I have the honor to submit 
the following report on the condition of Masonry in the 
Fourteenth District during the first year of its existence : 

This District was formed by taking ten lodges from the 
western limit of the old St. Lawrence District and grouping 
them with eight lodges taken from the eastern boundary of 
the old Prince Edward District. 

As it comprises only eighteen Lodges it may be said to be 
small, yet it is large as regards territory, covering an area of 
nearly 3,000 square miles. I have visited with ease all the 
Lodges in my District once, except two which are dormant. 
Several of them I have visited twice. My experience justifies 
me in saying that there is no reason why every Lodge in this 
District should not receive at least one visit from the 
D. D. G. M. in the year. In my judgment, the committee to 
whom was entrusted the important duty of redistributing the 
Districts, performed their allotted task in a perfectly satisfac- 
tory manner as far as this District is concerned. The longer 
its limits remain as now laid down, the more apparent will 
this become, and the greater will be the advantage to the 
Lodges. I therefore trust that the Grand Lodge, as far as is 
consistent with the welfare of Masonry throughout her juris- 
diction, may be pleased to allow our present boundaries to 
remain. 

On account of this being a new District, and in compliance 
with suggestions given in the " Report of the Board on the 
Condition of Masonry," last year, as to what information the 
annual writings of the D. D. G Ms. should comprise, I am 
led to give a separate report for each Lodge. The Worship- 
ful Master and Secretary respectively mentioned were those 
in office at the time of my visit. 

All my official visits, with one exception, have been made at 
regular meetings. Between two and three weeks before visit- 
ing any Lodge I wrote to the W. Master, advising him that I 
intended to pay his Lodge an official visit on the evening of 
the next regular communication. In every instance, I am glad 
to say, the W. Master had timely notice of my visit given to 
the members of his Lodge. Wherever the attendance appears 
small on the occasion of my visit, it is in no wise due to the 
want of sufficient and timely notice thereof. 

Lome Lodge, No. 404 : Meets at Tamworth on the third 



132 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Tuesday of every month. James M. Smith, W. M., Tamworth ; 
James Aylsworth, Secretary, Tamworth. The weather was 
fair when I visited this Lodge on the 19th October, 1886. On 
the register were one honorary and thirty-six ordinary mem- 
bers ; total, thirty-seven. Members present, twenty ; visitors 
present, four. The first degree was conferred by the VV. M. in 
a very creditable manner. The S. W., Bro. G. W. Richardson, 
is exceptionally well skilled. With few exceptions the work of 
the subordinate officers was well done. This is the only 
Lodge in the District in which I could not be vouched for. I 
was therefore subjected to an examination before a Board of 
Trial. The Board's examination was thorough and searching. 
During the year the W. M. has conferred the 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
degrees. Cash received by Secretary is promptly paid over to 
Treasurer. The hall is leased by the Lodge ; in good condi- 
tion and suitable. The furniture is owned by the Lodge ; 
valued at $250, and insured for $150. Inventory of furniture 
is kept. Meetings called since July 15th, 1886 — twelve 
regular and one emergent; meetings held since July 15th, 
1886 — eleven regular and one emergent ; average attendance, 
fifteen. I have regularly received a copy of the summonses. 
Dues per year, $2.50. Members in arrear over three years, 
two ; longest period any member is in arrear, four years ; 
total arrears, June nth, 1887, $36.30. Assets, $307.48; 
liabilities, $45.40. Lodge was represented at last meeting of 
Grand Lodge by proxy. Secretary's opinion as to future 
prosperity of Lodge : " Every appearance and prospect of 
grand future as a country Lodge." This is the youngest 
Lodge in this District. The officers are bright and zealous 
Masons, and manifest a warm interest in their own Lodge, as 
well as in the welfare of the District at large. 

Albion Lodge, No. 109 : Meets at Harrowsmith on Friday 
on or before each full moon. Bert. P. Day, W.M., Harrowsmith ; 
James Cooke, Secretary, Harrowsmith. The weather was 
fair when I visited this Lodge, on 5th November, 1886. On 
the register were one honorary and fifty-one ordinary mem- 
bers ; total, fifty-two ; members present, twenty-six, two of 
these being P. Ms.; visitors present, three. The first degree 
was correctly and ably conferred by the W. M. The work of 
the subordinate officers was fairly well done. The W. M. has 
conferred four E. A., seven F. C. and six M. M. degrees in 
year. Cash received by Secretary is promptly paid over to 
Treasurer. A suitable hall, valued at $800, is owned by the 
Lodge. Furniture, valued at $200, is owned by the Lodge. 
No inventory of furniture is kept. Both hall and furniture are 
uninsured. Meetings called since July 15th, 1886, twelve 



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regular ; meetings held, eleven ; average attendance, twenty. 
I received copy of summonses regularly. Dues per year, $2. 
Members in arrear over one year, three ; ovec two, four; over 
three, three ; over four, four — which is the longest period any 
member is in arrears; total arrears, 4th June, 1887, $72.26. 
Assets, $410. Lodge was directly represented at last meeting 
of Grand Lodge. The Secretary expresses no opinion as to 
future prosperity of the Lodge ; however, I consider the out- 
look fair and encouraging. It is three years since a D.D.G.M. 
visited this Lodge. 

Simpson Lodge, No, 157 : Meets at Newboro, on Tuesday 
on or before full moon. John R. Dargavel, W. M., Elgin ; 
Joseph H. Butler, Secretary, Newboro. Weather was un- 
favorable and roads were in bad condition when I visited this 
Lodge, on November 9th, 1886. Members on register, three 
honorary and fifty-seven ordinary ; total, sixty. Members 
present, thirteen, two of these being P. Ms.; visitors present, 
four, among whom was Wor. Bro. W. Newlands, P.M. Minden 
Lodge, No. 253. The W. M. conferred the first degree, as 
well as opened and closed the Lodge in the several degrees. 
Although I had to make corrections throughout the ceremony, 
the work on the whole was well done. One of the P. Ms. 
who was present — R. Wor. Bro. R. H. Preston, P. D.D.G.M. 
— assured me that in general the work was far better done by 
the W. M. On this evening his J. W. and some other officers 
were absent. From July 15th, 1886, to June 22nd, 1887, the 
W. M. has conferred twenty-three degrees, viz.: nine E. A., 
seven F. C., and seven M. M. This is by far the largest 
amount of work done by any Lodge in this District. Cash 
received by Secretary is promptly paid over to Treasurer. A 
hall, well appointed in every respect and valued at $500, is 
owned by the Lodge, as also is the furniture, which is valued 
at $375- Both building and furniture are insured, but no 
inventory is kept of the latter. Meetings called since July 
15th, 1886 : regular, thirteen ; emergent, one; total, fourteen. 
Meetings held since same date : regular, thirteen ; emergent, 
one ; total, fourteen. Average attendance, twenty. I received 
summonses for three meetings. Dues per year, $2. Mem- 
bers in arrear over one year, eight ; over two, six ; over five, 
three ; longest period any member is in arrears, five years ; 
total arrears, assets and liabilities have not been submitted to 
me in Secretary's report. Lodge was not represented at last 
meeting of Grand Ledge. Secretary's opinion as to future 
prosperity of Lodge is briefly expressed thus: "Good." I 
may add that this Ledge has long enjoyed the reputation of 
doing fhst-clats work. Under its present active and pains- 



134 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

taking VV. M., the Lodge cannot but occupy a foremost place 
among the Lodges in this District. 

Prince Arthur Lodge, No. 228 : Meets at Odessa on 
Monday, on or after full moon, W. M. McDonald, W. M., 
Westbrook ; John A. McKay, Secretary, Odessa. Weather 
was fine when I visited this Lodge on the 15th November, 
1886. Members on register forty-six (all ordinary); members 
present, sixteen, one of these being a P. M. ; visitors present, 
sixteen, among whom were R. W. Bro. Waddington, P. D. D. 
G. M. ; W. Bro. A. LeRicheux, W. M., and Bro. Newlands, 
P. M., Minden, 253, and VV. Bro. W. H. Godwin, Hiram 
Lodge, 342. The third degree was conferred by the W. M., 
who, I regret to say, manifested a very imperfect knowledge of 
the work, nor were the subordinate officers any better skilled. 
However, it affords me great pleasure to state that the VV. M. 
and all his officers were not only willing but anxious to learn 
the correct work. In open Lodge and privately they expressed 
their appreciation of the instructions given them at this time. 
Cash received by Secretary is promptly paid to Treasurer. 
A suitable hall is leased by the Lodge. Furniture valued at 
$550 is owned by the Lodge; inventory of same is kept by 
Secretary ; no insurance on furniture. Degrees conferred in 
year by W. M.: two E. A., two F. C, two M. M. ; restorations, 
one ; suspension N. P. D., three ; meetings called and held 
since July 15th, 1886, thirteen regular; average attendance, 
twelve ; dues per year, $2.00. I received summonses for three 
meetings. Members in arrear over one year, seven ; longest 
period any member is in arrears is eighteen months. Total 
arrears, June 16th, 1887, $26.86; assets, $589.86 ; liabilities, 
$15.50. Lodge was represented by proxy at last meeting of 
Grand Lodge. Secretary's opinion as to future prosperity of 
Lodge, " fair ; I think our Lodge is looking up ; officers do- 
ing all they can to get the Lodge in good working condition." 

Leeds Lodge, No. 201 : Meets at Gananoque on first Tuesday 
on or before full moon. J. C. Ross, W. M., Gananoque ; 
James Haywood, Secretary, Gananoque. Weather was fair 
when I visited this Lodge on the 7th December, 1886. 
Members on register, sixty-nine, all ordinary ; members 
present, twenty-five, three of those being P. Ms., among whom 
was V. W. Bro. Ormiston ; visitors present, three. The 
officers for the year were elected on this occasion. As there 
was no other work the W. M. opened and closed the Lodge in 
the several degrees. This, with a few exceptions was well and 
correctly done. The W. M. has worked since July 15th, 1886, 
three first and two second degrees. Degrees conferred in year, 



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5, viz : — Three E. A. and two F. C. A commodious and 
comfortable hall is leased by the Lodge. Furniture valued at 
$894 is owned by the Lodge and insured for $600 ; Secretary 
keeps inventory of same. Meetings called since July 15, 1886, 
regular, six ; emergent, one ; total, seven. Meetings held 
since said date : regular, twelve ; emergent, one ; total, 
thirteen ; average attendance, twelve. I received copy of 
summonses for seven meetings. This Lodge has not, unless 
there was work to be done, issued summonses to the members ; 
this course has been pursued in order to save the cost of post- 
age and printing. I am strongly of the opinion that, in the 
long run, it will turn out to be mistakened economy, and can- 
not but operate severely against large attendances. Dues per 
year, $3.00. Members in arrears over one year, twelve ; over 
two, twelve ; over three, two ; longest period any member is 
in arrears, three and a-half years ; total arrears, June 10th, 
1887, $150.50. Neither amount of assets or liabilities has been 
furnished me by this Lodge. Lodge was unrepresented at last 
meeting of Grand Lodge. The \V. M. and Secretary informed 
me that many of the members never attended the Lodge and 
seemed to be quite indifferent as to its progress or decline. I 
am led to hope, from the assurances I received from the officers 
elected last December, that a more earnest and active interest 
will in future be taken in the Lodge. There is certainly a 
fine field to draw from and Masonry should flourish in a town 
of this size. I feel satisfied, that if the officers and members 
of this Lodge will only put their shoulders to the wheel and 
work all together, their spacious and comfortable Lodge room 
will be well filled on its nights of meeting, and their Lodge 
will soon become one of the most prosperous in this District. 
Victoria Lodge, No. 299 : Meets at Centreville on Thursday 
on or before full moon. Robert Cox, W. M., Enterprise ; J. 
D. Wagar, Secretary, Enterprise. The weather was fine when 
I visited this Lodge on the 9th December, 1886. Members 
on register, forty-three — all ordinary ; members present, seven 
— of these two being P. Ms. ; visitors present, ten. There 
being no work, I requested the W. M. to open and close the 
Lodge in the 2nd and 3rd degrees. As I had heard a glowing 
account of the excellent work done heretofore by this Lodge, 
my surprise, disappointment and regret were the deeper when 
I found that the W. M. had not sufficient knowledge of the 
work to enable him to do so. I, therefore, with the assistance 
of W. Bro. Mullholland, of Prince of Wales Lodge, No. 146, 
and W. Bro. J. M. Smith, of Lome Lodge, No. 404, went 
through the ceremony once, and parts of it over and over 
again. The Secretary was absent, nor were any of the books 



136 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

of the Lodge there for my inspection. The W. M. has con- 
ferred one F. C. and two M. M. degrees during the year. 
Cash received by the Secretary is promptly paid over to Treas- 
urer. Hall is leased by the Lodge ; ante room is not at all 
suitable. The furniture is not owned by the Lodge, but is the 
property of the Orange Society which meets in the same hall. 
I noticed the absence of certain furniture which is indispensa- 
ble in every Masonic Lodge. The W. M. informed me that 
they had not got it. I instructed him to have this want 
supplied. Withdrawals during year, four ; meetings called 
since July 15th, 1886, eleven regular; meetings held since 
July 15th, 1886, seven regular; average attendance, eleven. 
Dues per year, $2.00 for members within Lodge's jurisdiction, 
and $1.00 for those without. Members in arrear over one 
year, eighteen ; over two, one ; over three, one ; over five, 
two ; longest period any member is in arrears, eight years ; 
total arrears, June 15th, 1887, $90. Amount of invested 
funds, $100; assets, $150; liabilities, none. Lodge was 
directly represented at last meeting of Grand Lodge. Secre- 
tary has promptly and regularly forwarded copy of summonses 
to me. Secretary's opinion as to future prosperity of the 
Lodge : " Fair prospects." 

Union Lodge, No. 9 : Meets at Napanee, on Friday on or 
before full moon. J. Walters, Acting W. M., Napanee ; C. Z. 
Perry, Secretary, Napanee. Weather was fine when I visited 
this Lodge, on December 10th, 1886. Members on register, 
one honorary and sixty-four ordinary ; total, sixty-five. Mem- 
bers present, twenty-three, three of these being P. Ms.; 
visitors present, thirty one, among whom were Rt. Wor. Bro. 
Longmore, P. D. D. G. M. I advised the W. M. of Mount 
Sinai, 280 — Wor. Bro. A. H. Allison, of Napanee — as to the 
time I would visit Union, and at the same time invited him 
and the members of his Lodge to be present. The W. M. 
of Mount Sinai did not attend, but I had the pleasure of 
meeting Past Masters Wor. Bros. D. H. Preston, Ferguson 
and A L. Morden, and several other members of this dor- 
mant Lodge. The third degree was correctly and impress- 
ively conferred by Acting Master Wor. Bro. J. Walters and 
Rt. Wor. Bro. R. Longmore. The officers for the ensuing 
year were then elected. I addressed the members of Union 
and Mount Sinai on the desirability of amalgamating. Each 
of these Lodges had, during Rt. Wor. Bro. Longmore's term 
of office, appointed a committee which arranged a basis of 
union. Mount Sinai approved of the report of the committee, 
but Union Lodge rejected it. Being aware of this, and 
having all day at my disposal in Napanee, I spent most of the 



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time before Lodge opened in interviewing representative 
members of these Lodges on the subject of amalgamation. 
All the members of Mount Sinai whom I approached 
expressed their willingness to make another attempt towards 
effecting a union. Some of the members of Union Lodge 
talked as favorably, while others said they would remain 
neutral and abide by the action their Lodge took in the mat- 
ter. No further steps have at this writing been taken, but 
a few days since I was advised by Wor. Bro. Preston, P. M. 
of Mount Sinai, as well as by Wor. Bro. Wm. Scott, of Union, 
that this matter would again be brought before the Lodges at 
an early day. Cash received by Secretary of Union is 
promptly handed over to Treasurer. A large and comfort- 
able hall is leased by the Lodge. Furniture valued at $800 is 
owned by the Lodge, and insured for $500. No inventory of 
furniture is kept. W. M. has worked the first, second and 
third degrees since July 15th, 18S6. Degrees conferred in 
year : three E. A., two F. C, and two M. M. Joinings, 
three ; withdrawals, two ; restorations, two. Meetings called 
since July 15th, 1886: regular, thirteen; emergent, five; 
total, eighteen — all of which were held. Average attendance, 
eighteen. I received a copy of only one summons. Dues 
per year, $2.50 ; members in arrear over one year, fourteen ; 
over two, seven; over three, two; total arrears, June 23rd, 
1887, $95.63. Assets, $800; liabilities, none. Lodge was 
directly represented at last meeting of Grand Lodge. Secre- 
tary's opinion as to future prosperity of the Lodge : " Pros- 
pects favorable." There is not room for two Lodges in 
Napanee. If there was only one Lodge it would soon become 
one of the strongest and most prosperous in this District. 

Prince of Wales Lodge. No. 146 : Meets at Newburgh on 
Wednesday before full moon. W. W. Bell, Napanee, W. 
Master ; J no. Jackson, Newburgh, Secretary. Weather was 
fine when I visited this Lodge on the 8th December, 1886. 
Members on register, fifty-one — all ordinary ; members present, 
twenty-four — four of these being P. Ms. ; visitors present, 
nine. As the W. M. was not sufficiently well skilled to confer 
the third degree, he prevailed upon one of the P. Ms. of this 
Lodge, Rt. W. Bro. Longmore, P.D.D.G.M. to give it. It is un- 
necessary to state that the work was exceedingly well done by this 
distinguished and zealous Mason, as well as by the subordinate 
officers. The S. W. and J. W. of this Lodge are particularly 
bright Masons. A comfortable and suitable hall is leased by 
the Lodge. Furniture, valued at $300, is owned by the Lodge 
and insured for $200. Inventory of furniture is kept. The 
W. M. has worked the three degrees since July 15th, 1886, as 



138 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

also have the P. Ms. Degrees conferred in year : five E. A., 
five F. C. and five M. M. Meetings called since July 15th. 
1886 : regular, twelve ; emergent, one ; total, thirteen. 
Meetings held since July 15th, 1886: regular, eleven; emer- 
gent, one ; total, twelve ; average attendance, nineteen. I 
received a copy of only two summonses. Members in arrear 
over one year, seven ; over two, eight ; over three, one ; over 
four, one ; which is the longest period any member is in 
arrears. Total arrears, June 18th, 1887, $50. Lodge was 
directly represented at last meeting of Grand Lodge. 
Secretary's opinion as to future prosperity of Lodge : " Pros- 
pects never were brighter." 

Frontenac Lodge, No. 363 : Meets at Cataraqui, on Tues- 
day on or before full moon. Henry Berry, W. M., Cataraqui ; 
John L. Haycock, P. M.,Secretary,Cataraqui. Weather was cold 
but fine when I visited this Lodge, on the 4th January, 1887. 
Members on register, two honorary, one life, and thirty-three 
ordinary ; total, thirty-six. Members present thirteen, four of 
these being P. Ms.; visitors present, two. In the absence of 
the W. M., the I. P. M.— Wor. Bro. R. H. Baker— occupied 
the chair, and opened the Lodge in the several degrees. This 
was fairly well done The third degree was then conferred 
by Rt. Wor. Bro. Waddington, P. D. D. G. M., and Very 
Wor. Bro. H. J. Wilkinson, in a correct and very impressive 
manner. As a rule, the officers of this Lodge are not well up 
in their work. Their lack of knowledge may, in some 
measure, be attributed to the fact that they have not been 
visited by a D. D. G. M. for three years. Degrees conferred 
since July 15th, 1886, three, viz.: one E. A. and one F. C. by 
W. M., and one M. M. by P. M. Cash received by Secretary 
is promptly paid over to Treasurer. A suitable and comfort- 
able hall is leased by the Lodge. Furniture valued at $300, 
and insured for $200, is owned by the Lodge. Inventory of 
same is kept. Joinings, one. Meetings called since July 
15th, 1886: regular, thirteen ; emergent, one ; total, fourteen. 
Meetings held since said date : regular, nine ; emergent, one ; 
total, ten. Average attendance, ten. I received copy of 
summonses for six meetings. Dues per year, $3, Members 
in arrear over one year, six; over two, five; over three, six; 
over four, five ; over five, one ; longest period any member is 
in arrear, nine years; total arrears, June nth, 1887, $i6c. 
Assets, $300 ; liabilities, none, Lodge was represented at 
last meeting of Grand Lodge by proxy. Secretary's opinion 
as to future prosperity of Lodge : " Seems to be running in a 
groove; the longer it runs, the deeper the groove will get. 
Too near the city." This Lodge is within three miles of 



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Kingston, but the members, I am sorry to say, do not take 
that warm and active interest which is necessary to maintain 
it in a healthy and vigorous condition. Unless a strong and 
united effort is speedily made by the members to improve the 
Lodge's condition, it must inevitably decline in a short time. 
Fresh life and energy should be infused into the work, and 
members elected to office who will not grudge the time and 
attention required to properly and systematically do the 
business of the Lodge. 

Minden Lodge, No. 253 : Meets at Kingston on first 
Monday in every week. W. M., Lewis W. Shannon, Kingston; 
John P. Oram, Secretary, Kingston. Rainy weather when 
I paid my official visit to this Lodge on the 7th February, '87. 
Members on register, one honorary ; one life and eighty-three 
ordinary; total, 85 ; members present, sixteen ; visitors present, 
two. The work done was confined to the opening and closing 
in the respective degrees ; this was correctly and ably perfor- 
med. During the year I have regularly attended this Lodge 
and seen the several degrees conferred ; the work on every 
occasion being correctly and impressively given by the W. M. 
The Wardens are well skilled in their work. The W. M. has 
conferred three E. A., one F. C and one M. M. degrees dur- 
ing the year. The hall and furniture used by The Ancient St. 
John's, No. 3 and Cataraqui, No. 92, are leased by this Lodge. 
The Lodge owns furniture valued at about $200 on which 
there is no insurance, nor is inventory kept. Joinings, one ; 
withdrawals, one ; suspensions N. P. D., two. Meetings 
called since July 15th, 1886, regular, twelve ; emergent, three; 
total, fifteen ; all of which were held ; average attendance, 
sixteen. I regularly received copy of the summonses. Dues 
per year, $4.00 ; members in arrear over one year, seven ; over 
two, three ; over three, one ; longest period any member is in 
arrears, three and a-quarter years ; total arrears June 23rd, 1887, 
$85.67. Amount of invested funds, $465 ; assets, $865.02 : 
liabilities, $17.95. Lodge was directly represented at last 
meeting of Grand Lodge. Secretary's opinion as to future 
prosperity of Lodge : " Bright and prosperous." 

St. John's Lodge, No. 340 : Meets at Pittsferry on 
Wednesday on or before full moon. J. A. Wilmot, W. M. ; 
P. G. Wilmot, Secretary. On the 12th January, 1887, in 
compliance with invitation given me, I, accompanied by V. 
W. Bro. H. J. Wilkinson, set out in a sleigh to visit this Lodge 
and install the officers ; the weather was very stormy and the 
roads were blocked with snow. After a drive of two and a-half 
hours we reached the residence of R. W. Bro. John Gallaher, 
which is distant from Kingston about nine miles. We found 



140 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

him in ill health and unable to go to Lodge. He expressed 
his surprise at our coming on such a rough night and assured 
us that it was useless to go any further as none of the members 
would be at Lodge. It is needless to say that we were unpre- 
pared for such an intimation. However, acting on his advice 
we did not attempt to go any further, but returned to the city. 
On the 4th of May I made another attempt. The weather 
was fine and the roads were in excellent condition. W. Bro. 
J. A. Wilmot, W. M., occupied the chair. Members on regis- 
ter, one honorary and thirty-four ordinary ; total, thirty-five ; 
members present, eight, four of these being P. Ms. ; visitors, 
two. I installed the W. M. elect, R. W. Bro. John Gallaher, 
and other officers, most of the officers are rusty and in need of 
instruction in the work. The Lodge has not been prospering 
of late years. Formerly, when under the guidance of R. W. 
Bro. Gallaher, it was in a flourishing condition. As he is in 
the east again I confidently expect to see the Lodge soon 
placed in a good working condition. The Secretary in giving 
his opinion as to further prosperity of the Lodge, says : 
" Hopeful." No degrees have been conferred during the year. 
Cash received by Secretary is promptly paid over to Treasurer. 
Hall valued at $600 is leased by the Lodge, is suitable and 
insured. Furniture valued at $150 is owned by Lodge, but is 
uninsured ; inventory is kept. Meetings qalled since J uly 1 5th, 
1886: Regular, twelve; meetings held since said date, five; 
average attendance, thirteen. Dues per year, $2.50; total 
arrears, 8th June, 1887, about $100. Lodge was represented 
at last meeting of Grand Lodge by proxy. I received a copy 
of only two summonses during year. This Lodge has not been 
visited by a D. D. G. M. for five years. 

Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 119: Meets at Bath, on Monday 
before full moon. F. VV. Armstrong, W. M., Bath; Max 
Robinson (P. M.), Secretary, Bath. Weather was fine when I 
visited this Lodge, on May 2nd, 1887. Members on register, 
one honorary and thirty ordinary ; total, thirty-one. Members 
present, twelve, three of these being P. Ms.; visitors present, 
one. The W. M. opened and closed the Lodge in the 
respective degrees in a very correct and creditable manner. 
No degrees have been conferred in this Lodge for two years. 
Cash received by Secretary is promptly paid over to Treasurer. 
A suitable hall is leased by the Lodge. Furniture valued at 
$300 is owned by the Lodge,and insured for $200; no inventory 
of furniture is kept. Suspensions during the year for N. P. D., 
one. Meetings called since July 15th, 1886, regular, eleven; 
meetings held since said date, regular, eleven ; average attend- 
ance, nine. I received copy of summonses regularly. Mem- 



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bers in arrear over one year, nine; over two, one, which is 
the longest period any member is in arrear ; total arrears, 4th 
June, 1887, $37. Dues per year, $3. Lodge was repre- 
sented at last meeting of Grand Lodge by proxy. Secretary, 
in his report to me, expresses no opinion as to future pros- 
perity of Lodge ; however, as far as I can learn, the Lodge is 
at a stand-still — although not progressing, it is able to pay 
current expenses and keep out of debt. That the Lodge is 
alive at all is due to the unremitting efforts of the few devoted 
members who, month after month and year after year, attend 
the Lodge meetings and administer its affairs. I am led to 
hope that if Grand Lodge closes Filius Viduae, brighter days are 
in store for Maple Leaf Lodge, inasmuch as more territory 
will then be within her jurisdiction. The outlook at present 
certainly is not very encouraging. 

Elysian Lodge, No. 212 : Meets at Garden Island on the 
first Monday in each month. John Mullin, VV. M., Garden 
Island ; Alfred Dugdale, Secretary, Garden Island. On the 
25th February, 1887, I advised the W. M. that I would visit 
his Lodge on the evening of the Regular Meeting, March 7th, 
1887. Two days before the time appointed for visit I received 
a communication from the W. M. asking me to defer my visit 
as an accident had occurred on the Island which would pre- 
vent many of the members from attending Lodge on that 
evening. Accordingly I postponed my visit until the 17th 
May, for which purpose the W.M. called an emergent meeting 
at high noon. The weather was fine. Members on register, 
two honorary and thirty-two ordinary ; total, thirty-four ; mem- 
bers present, eight, three of these being P. Ms. The attend- 
ance appears small, but I was exceedingly well pleased with it, 
inasmuch as every Mason on the Island was present. Nearly 
all the members of this Lodge being mariners, are absent from 
the Island during the summer. Therefore very few meetings are 
held while navigation is open. The W.M. opened and closed 
the Lodge in the respective degrees ; this was correctly and 
creditably done Cash received by Secretary is promptly paid 
over to Treasurer. A suitable hall, valued at $200, is leased by 
Lodge ; rent free. Furniture valued at $100 is owned by Lodge; 
no inventory is kept of it ; both building and furniture are un- 
insured. The W. M. conferred the third degree during year. 
Meetings called since July 15th, 1886 : regular, six ; emergent, 
two ; total, eight — all of which were held ; average attendance, 
nine. I did not receive a copy of any summons during year 
Dues per year, $1.50; members in arrears over one year, twenty; 
over two, fifteen ; over three, ten ; over four, six ; over five, 
four ; longest period any member is in arrear, six years ; total 



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arrears at this date, $85.50. Amount of invested funds, $100; 
assets, not including arrears of dues, $170.11 ; liabilities, none. 
Lodge was represented by proxy at last meeting of Grand 
Lodge. It is ten years since this Lodge was visited by a D. 
D. G. M. Secretary's opinion as to future prosperity is thus 
given : " Hope to get along harmoniously." 

Hiram Lodge, No. 342 : Meets at Wolfe Island, on Friday 
on or before full moon. W. H. Godwin, VV. M., Kingston; 
C D. Home, Secretary, Wolfe Island. Weather was fine 
when I visited this Lodge, on the 6th May, 1887. Members 
on register, two honorary and twenty-six ordinary ; total, 
twenty-eight. Members present, six, of these one being a 
P. M. As the W. M. was not present, I did not hold a 
Lodge. I examined the books, which, I am sorry to say, are 
in a very unsatisfactory state. I could find no account of the 
receipts and disbursements. When I enquired for the register 
I was told that it was lost. In course of conversation I 
pointed out to the members present that Grand Lodge 
required each Lodge to keep an accurate account of moneys 
received and expended, also a register showing the names of 
members, date of initiation, joining, dimitting, etc., etc. I 
also instructed them to procure such books as are necessary 
to conduct the business of the Lodge correctly and system- 
atically. Since July 15th, 1886, the W. M. has conferred one 
F. C, and a P. M. one E. A. degree. The W. M. and other 
officers elected in June, 1886, were not installed, and conse- 
quently did not take office. The officers elected in June, 
1887, are now installed. Cash received by Secretary is 
promptly paid over to Treasurer. A very good hall, built of 
brick, and valued at $1,500, is owned by the Lodge. W. Bro. 
H. O. Hitchcock, P.M., on whose ground the building stands, 
loaned the Lodge $800 to help erect the building. The 
Lodge has paid none of the principal and but very little 
interest. Its indebtedness on the building at the present time 
is over $900, and, from present prospects, is likely to increase. 
The Lodge is also in arrears for Grand Lodge dues. A small, 
almost nominal, rent is derived from renting the Lodge room 
to the A. O. U. W. Furniture valued at $100 is owned by 
the Lodge ; no inventory is kept of it. Both building and 
furniture are uninsured. Withdrawals during year, two ; sus- 
pensions N. P. D., two. Meetings called since July 15th, 
1886: regular, nine; emergent, one; total, ten. Meetings 
held since said date : regular, six ; emergent, one ; total, 
seven. Average attendance, nine. I received a copy of one 
summons during year. Dues per year, $3 , total arrears, 
June 25th, 1887, $ico. Liabilities, $1,000. The few 



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brethren who do attend Lodge are disheartened and discour- 
aged — not only by the largeness of their debt, but also by the 
apathy and indifference displayed by the majority of the 
members. The S. W. and a P. M. of this Lodge informed me 
that the officers and members were so rusty in the work that 
they did not care to attend Lodge when visited by a 
D. D. G. M. This Lodge has not been visited by a D. D. G. M. 
for three years. I now leave this Lodge in the hands of 
Grand Lodge, and, in doing so, desire to express the opinion 
that every Lodge should not only pay its honest debts but 
also be in a position to carry into active operation the practice 
of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Lodges which are so 
far reduced as to be unable, when contingency arises, to 
relieve want and distress, and otherwise act up to the teach- 
ings of our noble Order, bring Masonry into disrepute in their 
locality and cast reproach on the Crafc at large. To continue 
such Lodges cannot work other than ill to the moral fabric 
which we all desire to see sustained and flourish. 

Filius Viduae, No. 189, Adolphustown, has been dormant 
for over two years. The W. M., who resides eighteen miles 
from the Lodge, informs me that he has repeatedly called 
meetings, but could not get enough members together to hold 
a Lodge. With the exception of five or six, all the members 
have left the jurisdiction. All are in arrears for dues from 
one to five years. The Lodge's rent is two years in arrear. 
I am of the opinion that there is no chance whatever of 
resuscitating this Lodge. The W. M. and a P. M. of this 
Lodge say that they think the only course open is for Grand 
Lodge to recall the warrant and close the Lodge at an early 
day. I would recommend that such action be taken. I 
would further recommend that similar action be taken with 
Mount Sinai, No. 280, Napanee, in the event of amalgamation 
not being effected with Union, No. 9, of the same place. 

The Ancient St. John's Lodge, No. 3 : Meets at Kingston on 
first Thursday of each month. W.M., Edward H. Smythe, King- 
ston ; John Sutherland, P. M., Secretary, Kingston. Weather 
was fair when I visited this Lodge on 7th April, 1887. Mem- 
bers on register : three honorary, sixteen life, eighty-two 
ordinary; total, iot. Members present, twenty three, of these 
four being P. Ms., among whom were Rt. W. Bro. R. T. 
Walkem, D. G M., and Very W. Bro. S. G Fairtlough. 
Visitors present, nine. There was no work on this occasion. 
During the year I have frequently attended the meetings of this 
Lodge, and seen the work in the several degrees exemplified. 
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144 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

accuracy in work is well sustained by the W. M. and officers 
at present in the chairs. The W. M. has conferred three E. 
A., two F. C and two M. M. degrees since July 15th, 1886. 
Cash received by Secretary is promptly handed over to 
Treasurer. A suitable and comfortable hall is leased by the 
Lodge. Value of furniture held jointly by this Lodge and 
Cataraqui, No. 92, $1,172, as per inventory ; value of furniture 
exclusive of above, and owned by this Lodge, $630. Furni- 
ture is insured. Joinings during year, one ; restorations, two ; 
withdrawals, nine; suspensions N. P. D., five. Degrees con- 
ferred in year : three E. A., two F. C, two M. M. ; total seven. 
I received copy of summonses regularly. Meetings called 
since July, 15th, 1886 : regular, twelve; emergent, one; all of 
which were held. Average attendance, eighteen. Dues per 
year, $4.00. Members in arrear over one year, one ; longest 
period any member is in arrear, one and three-quarter 
years; total arrears, June 27th, 1887, $7.00. Amount of 
invested funds, $810.97. Assets, $2,033.97 ; liabilities, none. 
Lodge was represented at last meeting of Grand Lodge. The 
W. M's. opinion as to future prosperity of Lodge : " Prospects 
very fair." This Lodge is the oldest in this District, having 
received its warrant from the Grand Lodge of England in 
1794. 

Cataraqui Lodge, No. 92 : Meets at Kingston on the second 
Wednesday in each month. W. M., James Crawford, King- 
ston ; Daniel Callaghan, Box 536, Kingston. Weather was 
favorable when I visited this Lodge on the 13th April, 1887. 
Members on register, one hundred and twenty, of whom five 
are honorary. Members present, twenty-two, five of these 
being P. Ms. ; visitors present, six. The VV. M. conferred the 
second degree. The work was ably and correctly given. The 
P, M. has worked, since July 15th, 1886, first, second and 
third degrees. Cash received by Secretary is promptly paid 
over to Treasurer. A spacious and comfortable hall is leased 
by the Lodge. Value of furniture owned jointly by this Lodge 
and The Ancient St. John's, No. 3, $1,172, per inventory ; value 
of furniture, exclusive of above, $114. Furniture is insured 
for $350. Degrees conferred in year, three, viz. : one E. A., 
one F. C. and one M. M. Restorations, one ; withdrawals, 
four. Meetings called since July 15th, 1886 : regular, eleven; 
emergent, one; total, twelve; all of which were held. Aver- 
age attendance, sixteen and one-quarter. Dues per year, $3.50, 
$2.50 and $1.50. Members in arrear over one and under two 
years, thirty-six ; over two and under three, eight ; over four 
and under five, one. Longest period any member is in arrears, 
four and five-twelfths years. Total arrears at 30th June, 1887, 



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$218.91. Amount of invested funds, $97.43. Assets, 
$1,061,34; liabilities, $80, about. Lodge was represented 
at last meeting of Grand Lodge by proxy. This Lodge has 
the largest membership in the District. Secretary's opinion 
as to future prosperity of the Lodge : " The indications are 
that the future of the Lodge will be prosperous." Rt. W. Bro. 
Waddington, P. D. D. G. M., and Very W. Bro. F. Rowland, 
were among the members present on the occasion of my visit. 
I regularly received copy of the summonses. Degrees conferred 
in year in this District : thirty-six E. A., thirty-two F. C., 
thirty M. M. ; total, ninety-eight. The average attendance at 
the meetings throughout the District is not as large as it should 
be, nor are the arrears of dues properly looked after. I trust 
that next year a great improvement may be shown in both 
respects. The important matter of insuring furniture is 
neglected by not a few Lodges. 

LODGE OF INSTRUCTION. 

Although I gave more or less instruction in all the Lodges 
I visited, I deemed it advisable to call one Lodge of Instruc- 
tion. According to notice given to all the Lodges in this 
District, I opened a Lodge of Instruction at 2 p. m. on March 
24th, 1887, in the Masonic Hall in the City of Kingston, for 
the purpose of securing accuracy and uniformity in the man- 
ner of conferring the three degrees and the general work of 
the Lodges. In the afternoon over fifty brethren were 
present, among whom were : Rt. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, 
D. G. M.; Rt. W. Bro. W. Waddington, R D. D. G. M.; V. 
W. Bro. F. Rowland, Kingston ; Rt. W. Bro. R. Longmore, 
P. D. D. G. M., Newburgh ; V. W. Bro. S. G. Fairtlough, 
Kingston ; W. Bro. E. H. Smythe, W. M., and Bro. Waddell, 
J. W., Ancient St. John's, No. 3 ; W. Bro. James Crawford, 
W. M., Bro. George Somerville, S. W., and Bro. C. Living- 
ston, J. W., Cataraqui, No. 92; W. Bro. Lewis W. Shannon, 
W. M., W. Bro. A. LeRicheux, I. P. M., Bro. John Hunton, 
S.W., and Bro. Henry Mowat, J. W., Minden, No. 253 ; W. 
Bro. Fleming, P.M., Maple Leaf, No. 119, Bath; Bros. 
Aylesworth, S.W., and Tinkle, J.W., Prince of Wales, No. 146, 
Newburgh ; VV. Bro J. Mullin, W.M., W. Bro. A. Malone, 
P.M., and Bro. A. H. Dugdale, Elvsian, No. 212, Garden 
Island ; W. Bro. L. H. Stover, W.M., Prince Arthur, No. 
228, Odessa; W. Bro. W. H. Godwin, W.M., and W. Bro. 
H. O. Hitchcock, P.M., Hiram, No. 332, Wolfe Island; W. 
Bros. H. Berry, W.M., and R. H. Baker, P.M. Frontenac, No. 
363, Cataraqui; W. Bro. J. M. Smith, W.M., and Bro. G. W. 
Richardson, S.W., Lome, No. 404, Tamworth, The work in 



146 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

the first degree was well exemplified by W. Bro. J. M. Smith, 
W.M., Lome Lodge, No. 404, Tarn worth (the youngest Lodge 
in this District), assisted by his own S.W., G. W. Richardson, 
and Bro. Henry Mowat, J.W., Minden, No. 253, the minor 
offices being filled by brethren from the city Lodges. Bro. 
Richardson, S.W., Lome, No. 404, commanded the attention 
and admiration of the brethren present by the very able 
manner in which he gave the lecture in the first degree. 
The work in the second degree was to have been done by W. 
Bro. Bert. P. Day.W.M. Albion, No. 109, Harrowsmith. On the 
day of this meeting he wired me that owing to sickness he 
could not be present In his absence W. Bro. E. H. Smythe, 
W. M., Ancient St. John's, No. 3, (the oldest Lodge in this 
District) kindly exemplified the work in this degree. He was 
assisted by Bro. George Somerville, S. W., Cataraqui, No. 9 2, 
and Bro. Henry Mowat, J. W., Minden, No. 253. The work 
was performed in a correct and very impressive manner. The 
Lodge was called from labor to refreshment at six p. m., and 
labor was resumed at 7.30 p. m. At the evening session R. 
W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, D. G. M., again honored us 
with his presence. Nearly all the brethren present at the 
afternoon session attended Lodge in the evening, when there 
were upwards of eighty Masons present. The work in the 
third degree was exemplified by R. W. Bro. Longmore, P. D. 
D. G. M., Newburgh, assisted by Bros. Aylsworth, S. W., and 
Finkle, J. W., Prince of Wales, No. 146, Newburgh; the work 
was well done in every particular. In addition to the regular 
work a conversational half-hour was given both afternoon and 
evening, in asking and answering questions by many of the 
brethren present. I can truly say that all the brethren who 
took part in the exemplification of the work on this occasion, 
showed themselves to be bright and well skilled Masons. 
Although a very pleasant and instructive time was spent, at 
the close of the Lodge the visitors were entertained with 
refreshments by the city Lodges in the Chapter Hall, where 
some time was spent in enjoying the good things of the table 
and where toasts, speeches and songs were indulged in. 
Great credit is due to the brethren who came from various 
parts of the District to lend their assistance. I also desire to 
thank the W. Ms. and officers of the city Lodges for their 
united co-operation and support on this occasion. Great inter- 
est was manifested in the proceedings, and, I have no doubt, 
beneficial results will accrue to the Lodges which participated 
in the work as well as to all who were present. 

The following Lodges complied with the requirements of 
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D. D. G. M.'s regalia which I procured for this District : 
Union, No. 9 ; Albion, No. 109; Prince of Wales, No. 146 ; 
Simpson, No. 157; Leeds, No. 201; Elysian, No. 212; 
Prince Arthur, No. 228: Victoria, No. 299; Frontenac, No. 
363 ; Lome, No. 404 ; Ancient St. John's, No. 3 ; Cataraqui, 
No. 92 ; Minden, No. 253 — the last three contributing, in 
addition to their equitable share, enough more to make up 
deficit which occurred through some of the Lodges failing to 
pay their quota of the expense. 

The following Lodges defrayed my travelling expenses 
incurred on visiting them : Union, No. 9 ; Albion, No. 109 ; 
Maple Leaf, No. 119; Prince of Wales, No. 146; Simpson, 
No. 157; Leeds, No. 201 ; Victoria, No. 299; Lome, No. 
404. Residing in Kingston, I was under no expense in 
visiting Ancient St. John's, No. 3; Cataraqui, No. 92, and 
Minden, No. 253. 

As a rule, throughout this District, the books of the Lodges 
are creditably kept. In some Lodges there is certainly room 
for improvement in this respect ; in others the records are 
models of correctness and neatness. 

At the present time many of the Lodges are without copies 
of the Constitution of Grand Lodge. I trust every Lodge in 
this District will procure copies of the Constitution, if 
amended as was proposed at the last meeting of the Grand 
Lodge. 

The following deaths have been reported to me : Bros. 
David Ford Jones and Hiram Wellbanks, M. Ms. of Leeds 
Lodge, No. 201 ; Bros. Herbert A. Bayne, Wm. Hales and 
Charles H. Crawford, M. Ms. of Ancient St. John's Lodge, 
No. 3 ; Bros. James Bogart and Sidney Lemon, M. Ms. of 
Union Lodge, No. 9 ; W. Bro. John Agnew, P. M. of Elysian 
Lodge, No. 212; Frederick Scobell and John K. Sherwood, 
• M. Ms. Cataraqui, No. 92 ; Bro. Joseph Connolly, M. M. of 
Prince of Wales Lodge, No. 146. The last two brethren were 
buried with Masonic honors. I attended the funeral of our 
late W. Bro. Henry Berry, W. M. of Frontenac Lodge, No. 
363, who was interred by the brethren of that Lodge. A large 
assemblage of Masons, both from his own and the city lodges, 
was present to pay him the last sad offices of respect. 

During the year I installed the officers of Ancient St. John's 
Lodge, No. 3, Cataraqui, No. 92, Minden, No. 253, and St. 
Jchn's, No. 340. 

Two Lodges in the District applied to me for dispensations 
to install officers at a meeting other than that laid down in 
their by-laws. As it was not within my province to grant them, 



148 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

I advised the Lodges to apply to the Most W. the Grand 
Master — Most W. Bro. H. Robertson. 

I cannot but notice the prompt and satisfactory manner in 
which the Grand Secretary, Rt. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, at all 
times answered my communications. 

I desire to express my high appreciation of the great honor 
conferred upon me by the brethren of this District, in unan- 
imously electing me as their first D. D. G. M. Since I assumed 
office I have endeavored to discharge my important and 
onerous duties incident thereto, faithfully and impartially. 
Whether in, or out of the Lodges I have ever been solicitous 
of the welfare of this District. I have spent a great deal of 
my time in looking after its affairs. While I have endeavored 
to secure accuracy and uniformity in the manner of exemplify- 
ing our esoteric work,I have not been unmindful of strengthening 
the fundamental principles of our order, brotherly love, relief 
and truth. The perfect harmony and good fraternal feeling 
which prevail at present, I hope may ever continue. No com- 
plaints whatever have been made to me. I am greatly 
indebted to the W. Ms. and Secretaries of the Lodges for the 
trouble they have taken to furnish me with the information 
asked for on the form hereto attached. In conclusion I desire 
to tender my sincere thanks to the brethren of this District, 
for the kind and courteous treatment I have received from 
them in my official capacity. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Frederick Welch, 

D. D. G. M. Frontenac District, No. 14. 
Kingston. July 2nd, 1887. 



ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 15. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge A. F. 6° 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 fifteenth Masonic District : 

VISITS. 

Having been elected to the responsible position of District 
Deputy Grand Master of this District at the Annual Commun- 
ication of Grand Lodge in 1886. 

The first duty I was called upon to perform was to investi- 
gate (by order of Grand Lodge) a case of jurisdiction between 



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Harmony Lodge, No. 370 and Simpson Lodge, No. 157, 
which I did, and reported same to the Grand Secretary. 

I have not been able to visit all the Lodges in this District. 
Circumstances of a private and unexpected nature, prevented 
me from doing so. 

On my first visit to St. Francis, No. 24, I found them in 
very low water (not financially) but for want of some person 
to do the work. The W. M. was away during the summer 
season and the P. Ms. would not attend, to do the work. I 
made a second visit to this Lodge in December last, when I 
succeeded in having a new set of officers elected who have 
taken a deep interest in the work of the Lodge which is now 
in a prosperous condition. 

With one or two exceptions, in all the Lodges I have visited, 
the work is being well carried out. On the whole, I feel safe 
in saying that Masonry was never in a more prosperous con- 
dition in this District than at the present time. 

I have not missed but one meeting in my mother Lodge, 
Old Sussex, No. 5, during the past year, and although she 
does not rank the oldest in the province, she is second to none 
as regards work. 

There is one thing of which I feel safe in boasting, and it is 
that we have in this District the oldest Mason in the Province, 
if not the oldest in America. I refer to VV. Bro. Homer, of 
Rising Sun Lodge, No. 85, who celebrated his hundredth 
birthday in April last, and who has been a Mason for the past 
seventy-three years. 

A dispensation has been granted by the M. W. the Grand 
Master, to a number of brethren in Maxwell, County Glengarry, 
to form a new Lodge, and I think from the material of which 
it is composed, that in due time they will show a good record. 

Lyn Lodge,which has been under dispensation for the last year, 
and which I have visited three times, is in my estimation as 
good a working Lodge as there is in the District, and the 
brethren are therefore expecting from you a warrant at the 
present Grand Lodge Meeting. 

During the year I granted the following dispensations 
Lancaster, 207 — to attend Divine service June 26th, 1887 
Salem Lodge, 368 — to attend Divine service June 26th, 1887 
Crystal Fountain, 389 — to march with Masonic clothing from 
hall to grove on July 1st, 1887. I also granted several dispen- 
sations for installation of officers after the proper date. 

On July 1st, by request and with the authority of the M. VV. 
the Grand Master, ably assisted by P. D. D. G. M. J Menish 



150 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

and the Grand Junior Warden and other prominent brethren 
in this District, I consecrated and dedicated the new Lodge 
room at North Augusta for Crystal Fountain Lodge, 389. 

It would not be courteous on my part to close this report 
without returning my sincere thanks, as well as the thanks of 
the Masons of Brockville generally, to R. VV. Bro. Worrell, 
Grand Chaplain, for the very able and efficient discourse he 
delived to us in Trinity Church in Brockville, on June 26th, 
1887. 

In conclusion, I desire to thank the brethren throughout 
the District for the kindness and courtesy shown towards me 
during the past year, as the representative of the M. W. the G. 
Master in this District ; neither can I close this report without 
returning my thanks to P. D. D. G. M. Menish for the many 
services rendered by him. 

And I trust that the Masonic year just about closed may 
have proved to be one of the the most successful in the annals 
of Freemasonry. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

A. L. Riddel, 
D. D. G. M. St. Lawrence District No. 15. 



OTTAWA DISTRICT, No. 16. 

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

I, the undersigned District Deputy Grand Master of the 
Sixteenth Masonic District, in accordance with my duty, beg 
to report as follows : 

STATE OF THE CRAFT. 

Harmony and peace prevail throughout the District in a 
marked degree, not one complaint having been made to me 
during my term of office. I have found an awakening to the 
interests of the Craft in almost every Lodge visited, the most 
fraternal feeling shown by each Lodge towards its sister 
Lodges, and a general desire of the brethren to learn more 
about our noble Order. 

Before starting upon my visits I prepared a lecture or 
address upon Masonry (taking about thirty-five minutes to read), 
treating of it in a short way historically, and enlarging on the 
symbolic teachings of the three degrees. The reception this 
address met with, without an exception, was altogether beyond 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 151 

its deserts. I felt satisfied, in making the venture, that the 
courtesy of the brethren to me would not allow them to openly 
criticize my humble efforts, and I was satisfied to meet even 
this reception ; but the honest and open avowal of their thank- 
fulness have more than satisfied me, and I mention the fact 
simply to give the idea to other District Deputy Grand 
Masters. When such an officer visits his Lodges, he may get 
the impression, in some instances — and, no doubt, justified 
prima facie — that the work goes on languidly and carelessly, 
that there is inattention and indifference shown by the 
brethren present ; but the D. D. G. M. has only to open new 
flood-gates of information to see how eager one and all are for 
such intellectual Masonic food as a carefully prepared address 
or lecture will afford them. I commend the idea with much 
confidence to future District Deputies in this and other 
Districts. The field is ample, and the effort cannot fail to 
produce good results. 

Another plan I suggested in my own Lodge, and had car- 
ried out, was to have the Wardens exemplify the degrees, 
choosing their own subordinate officers for the occasion. This 
is necessarily beneficial, and will ensure good material for the 
East — the brethren will then have practical evidence of the 
most efficient brother for the chair. 

I found all the Lodges visited fairly prosperous — some of 
them particularly so — and very few murmurings about arrears 
of dues. 

It gives me great pleasure to have it to say that I found the 
working of the different Lodges surprisingly in accord with 
what I am instructed is the correct work, when I have heard 
complaints from other quarters of grievances in this respect. 

MASONIC LAW AND DECISIONS. 

I have been asked my opinion on the following points : 
1. A ballot passed fifteen times for Junior Warden, and no 
election. I was asked for a dispensation to call an emergent 
meeting for the purpose of an election, and to advise them 
what to do in case of a failure to elect then, as it was thought 
they would not then elect. Their Senior Warden had been 
elected Master, and their Junior Warden Senior Warden. I 
replied that a dispensation was not necessary, the Master 
having the power to call an emergent, and gave him the advice 
laid down by our present M. W. Grand Master in his work on 
"Jurisprudence" — for the Master to ask the brethren to limit 
their ballots to two brethren — but that I knew of no other 
way, in case of failure to elect him from time to time, but to 
keep on calling meetings until the office was filled. 



I«J2 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

2. A fellowcraft of a Lodge under the jurisdiction of the 
Grand Lodge of Quebec was in the Ottawa District, and 
likely to be a resident for some months. The Secretary of 
his mother Lodge asked the Lodge of the town where the 
brother resided to confer the third degree upon him. I was 
asked if it could be done. I replied that I thought if a Lodge 
working under a Grand Lodge jurisdiction recognized by our 
Grand Lodge, by resolution passed, properly signed and 
sealed, asked the other Lodge to confer such a degree, it 
might do so, if the Lodge to which the request was made by 
resolution consented to do so. This reply was made as it 
was, because I had seen it done in a Lodge of some repute, 
but I cannot find any written law on the point, and I consider 
some legislation ought to take place to put it beyond doubt. 

3. I was asked for a dispensation to allow a Lodge clothed 
as Masons to go in procession with Oddfellows, United Work- 
men and Foresters (also in regalia) to decorate the graves of 
deceased brethren of each of these Orders. I was obliged to 
refuse the request. — (G. L. Proceedings, 1877, pages 15 1-2.) 

DISPENSATIONS. 

I granted dispensations to the following Lodges to attend 
Divine service clothed as Masons : Pembroke, No. 128, on 24th 
June, 1887 ; St. John's, No. 63, and Mississippi, No. 147, on 
Sunday, 26th June. 

DEDICATION. 

On the 29th June, at the request of the M. W. Grand 
Master, I consecrated and dedicated the new Lodge room at 
Mattawa, assisted amongst others by Dr. J. E. Josephs, W. M. 
of Pembroke Lodge, who exemplified the first degree and gave 
the lecture on the tracing board in that degree in an able 
manner, for the benefit and instruction of the Mattawa 
brethren. 

I am sorry to say that repeated letters to Hawkesbury, No. 
2 io,and Goodwood, No. 159, elicited no response. I find neither 
Lodge has made any return to Grand Lodge since 1st June, 
1885. These Lodges I did not visit. Both are very much 
out of the way, and getting no replies to my letters, I fairly 
presumed nothing could be done in the way of a meeting. 
My predecessor similarly reported to me as to Hawkesbury, 
No. 210, during his term. I am told Hawkesbury lies near 
L'Orignal, where there is a Lodge working under a foreign 
register. Some effort ought to be made to get the latter to 
come under our register, when a flourishing Lodge could be 
made out of the material in both villages. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 153 

REDISTRIBUTION OF DISTRICTS. 

Grand Lodge in 1886 adopted the Report of the Committee 
on this matter, who took away from the sixteenth District three 
of its oldest Lodges — Perth (two), Smith's Falls, (one) — and 
annexed them to the St. Lawrence District. Whilst giving the 
Committee credit for the manner of doing this heavy work 
generally, I must say they have overlooked their scheme or 
"plan of campaign" so far as it affected this District, except 
plan No. 1, viz. : "to ignore altogether municipal, parliamen- 
tary and geographical limits and boundaries." In this they 
have been eminently successful in our case, and I felt grieved 
last year that Grand Lodge should have seen fit to hurry on 
to the adoption of that report almost without the chance of a 
discussion. This District before had an area of 10,264 square 
miles (four times the size of any other District under the G. L. 
jurisdiction, except one), nineteen Lodges and a membership 
of nine hundred and eighty-eight. By taking away Perth and 
Smith's Falls, our area was reduced by the very appreciable 
sum of one hundred and one square miles, but the distance to 
be travelled by a D. D. G. M. not lessened one inch. Now a 
D. D. G. M. residing anywhere outside of the village of Lanark 
has to go to Smith's Falls to reach Perth, and to Perth to reach 
Lanark (the shortest and best route) ; in other words, he has 
to go out of the District altogether to get into it. Whilst our 
area was reduced only one hundred and one square miles, our 
membership was reduced one hundred and thirty-one members. 

We were not overburdened with too many Lodges nor too 
many members ; it was our magnificent distances which were 
burdensome. From Mattawa Lodge, in the West, to Hawkes- 
bury Lodge, in the East, a D. D. G. M. is obliged to travel 260 
miles by rail, stage and water, and visit (socially) Smith's Falls 
and Perth whilst going to visit Lanark officially. 

The members of the Craft in this District feel that their 
rights have not been duly considered, and, whilst not desiring 
to even hint that the Committee were actuated by other than 
justice to all, it is clear that it has not been done to us. The 
formation in the near future of a Lodge at North Bay (only 
45 miles further west again than Mattawa) will exhilarate my 
successor. If the Committee thought it best to take away 
any Lodges front us — and on this point we don't desire to 
quarrel — I do urge that Hawkesbury and Plantagenet should 
have been the ones, thereby lessening our area very consider- 
ably and tending to better illustrate (so far as we are con- 
cerned) the said Committee's adhesion to clauses 2, 3 and 4 
of their "plan." I mention this matter at the request of all 



154 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

the Lodges visited by me, and in the hope that, should W. Bro. 
Lightfoot's motion now before Grand Lodge not pass, the 
brethren throughout the Grand Lodge jurisdiction will see our 
position stated in a report printed in Grand Lodge Proceed- 
ings, and ultimately the grievance may be remedied. 

In surrendering to Grand Lodge the trust held by me for 
the last year, I desire here to express to the brethren of the 
District my deep sense of their unqualified courtesy and 
attention. It was very pleasing, and will never be forgotten 
by me. 

I am conscious I have not done all I might have done, 
though I have visited all the Lodges in my District that held 
meetings, except two, and some of them more than once. 
My time being pretty fully occupied in my calling, I had pre- 
arranged Lodges of Instruction at different points for two of 
the winter months. Our Legislators saw fit to bring on two 
general elections, covering my allotment. These two subjects 
not being capable of assimilation, the lesser became merged 
in the greater, and my Lodges of Instruction went by the 
board. I can only promise, as an amende honorable, to assist 
my successor to the best of my ability at his Lodges of 
Instruction, and to continue to devote all my available time 
to the interests of our noble institution in general and my own 
District in particular. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Jas. H. Burritt, 
D. D. G. M., Ottawa District No. 16. 
Pembroke, Ont., 9th July, 1887. 



ALGOMA DISTRICT, No. 17. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge of A. F. and A. M. oj 
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 Algoma District. 

I am happy to state that I have been able to visit every 
Lodge in the District once, and some of them several times. 
They are six in number, with membership, assets, liabilities, 
etc., as follows : 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 155 



Name. 


No. 


Location. 


d 

— 

s 


•}. 
c 
.2 

"3 


•A 
M 
C 
'55 


'3 


Assets. 


Liabil- 
ities. 


Insur- 
ance. 


Manitoulin . . 
Keystone.. . . 
Pequonga .... 
Fort William. 
Keewatin. .. . 


287 
407 
412 
414 

U. D. 

U.D. 


Sault Ste. Marie. 
Rat Portage .... 
Fort William . . . 
Keewatin 


88 

3i 
21 

77 
21 
iS 


8 
5 
3 

13 
12 


7 

4 

2 
12 

12 


4 
2 
1 

9 
10 


$i.753 
300 

335 
1,000 

35o 

200 


None. 

" 

$93 

None. 

i< 

u 


$660 

None. 

$ 3 co 

500 

None. 
k 



At first sight it might appear that owing to the small number 
of Lodges in the District it would be an easy task for the D. 
D. G. M. to visit them all ; but when I call your attention to 
the fact that in area the District of Algoma comprises fully one 
half the whole territory under the jurisdiction of the Grand 
Lodge of Canada, and that the Lodges are scattered from one 
end of the District to the other, thereby entailing considerable 
expense and loss of time to visit them all, it will be seen 
that the office of the D. D. G. M. is no sinecure. 

Beginning at Gore Bay (whose nearest Lodge in the old 
settled part of Ontario, is at Owen Sound, one hundred and 
fifty miles distant), we go by boat one hundred and fifty miles 
to Sault Ste. Marie ; then boat two hundred and seventy-eight 
miles to Port Arthur ; then train seven miles to Fort William ; 
then train three hundred miles to Rat Portage ; then three 
miles to Keewatin, making a distance altogether, between 
the Lodges at the extreme ends of the District, of seven 
hundred and thirty-eight miles. 

I visited Manitoulin Lodge at Gore Bay, on September 
27th, 1886, when there was an attendance of twenty-one mem- 
bers and three visitors The work was exemplified in the first 
and second degree by the W. M. of the Lodge, W. Bro. Young, 
in a very satisfactory manner. On the 28th I held a Lodge of 
Instruction in the third degree, at which there was the same 
attendance of members. 

I visited Keystone Lodge at Sault Ste. Marie, on October 
1st, and although the weather was very disagreeable there was 
a good attendance of members and visitors. The W. M. not 
being present I occupied the East and initiated a candidate, 
finding the rest of the officers well up in their work. On 
October 2nd at the request, and in the name of the M. W. the 
Grand Master, I had the honor of consecrating and constitut- 
ing Keystone Lodge, No. 412, and installing the officers 



156 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

excepting the W. M. Rev. Bro. N. A. McDiarmid, who had 
been appointed the first W. M. of the Lodge, he having been 
removed from Sault Ste. Marie to some point in Eastern 
Ontario by the Stationing Committee of the Methodist Church 
of Canada, of which he is a minister. 

I visited Shuniah Lodge of Port Arthur on the 27 th of De- 
cember, and installed their officers. I held a general Lodge of 
Instruction here on the 7th, 10th and 12th of May, at which 
there was a fair attendance but not so large as I should like to 
have seen. This is the pioneer Lodge of the District and is 
in splendid working order. The W. M., W. Bro. T. I. C. 
Rodden and officers being very efficient in the work. 

Fort William Lodge, U. D., has increased rapidly in mem- 
bers during the past year, and of good material. Owing to 
illness their W. M., W. H. Carpenter has been unable to 
attend the meetings of the Lodge. I have therefore attended 
nearly all their meetings during the past jear, and with the 
assistance of W. Bro. T. I. C. Rodden of Shuniah Lodge, have 
conferred the degrees upon a large number of candidates. 

I visited Keewatin Lodge, U. D., on June 28th, when the 
newly appointed W. M., Bro. John A. Warren, exemplified the 
first degree in a very satisfactory manner. This Lodge com- 
menced with eighteen charter members who are very enthus- 
iastic in the cause of Masonry. Although only started a 
couple of weeks they have already three applications for 
initiation and number of others have expressed a desire to join. 

I visited Pequonga Lodge at Rat Portage, on the 30th of 
June, 1887, at which there was a large attendance. The work 
is performed by the W. M. and officers of the Lodge in a 
highly creditable manner ; one feature of which I was par- 
ticularly well pleased with is that the charges in the Book of 
Constitution are delivered orally, (this is also done in Keewatin 
Lodge). Pequonga Lodge until a short time ago was working 
under the Grand Registry of Manitoba, and although there 
was a desire on the part of the majority of the members to 
remain under the G. R. M., (which was but natural upon their 
part as the distance to Winnipeg is so slight in comparison 
with the distance they are now necessitated to travel in order 
to attend Grand Lodge), they have cheerfully acquiesced in 
the decision of and acknowledged their allegiance to the 
Grand Lodge of Canada. 

The halls in which the Lodges meet, although not owned 
by them, are (with the exception of Gore Bay and Keewatin) 
remarkably good, well furnished, and in every way adapted 
for the purposes for which they are intended. The one at 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 1 57 

Gore Bay, although very comfortable, is not satisfactory to the 
brethren, who expect to have a much better one fitted up 
shortly. At Keewatin their hall is not quite completed, but 
will be in a few days, and when furnished (the furniture for 
which has been ordered, and which they have the funds on 
hand to pay for) they will have as comfortable a Lodge room 
as there is in the District. 

The books I found well kept, and moneys, so far as I could 
learn, promptly paid over by the Secretaries to the Treasurers. 

I granted three dispensations to the brethren permitting 
them to appear in Masonic clothing to attend Divine Service. 

The following deaths have been reported to me : R. W. Bro- 
John F. Clarke, an honorary and highly esteemed member of 
Shuniah Lodge, No. 287, Port Arthur, and an old officer of 
the Grand Lodge of Canada ; and Bro. W. F. McRae, S. W., 
Manitoulin Lodge, No. 407, Gore Bay. 

With the exception of Shuniah Lodge, No. 287, and 
Pequonga Lodge, No. 414, there are very few members in 
arrears. These Lodges state that the reason a few of their 
members are in arrear is that they have removed to other 
Districts, and that in most of the cases it is difficult to obtain 
their correct post-office addresses. 

I am pleased to say that harmony prevails throughout the 
whole District, not having had a complaint of any kind made 
during my term of office. 

The prospects of all the Lodges in this District are par- 
ticularly bright, and their future prosperity assured. I expect 
that during the coming year there will be applications for 
warrants of dispensations for several new Lodges at points at 
which good working and prosperous Lodges could be estab- 
lished. 

In conclusion, I have to tender my thanks to the officers 
and members of the Lodges throughout the District for the 
kindness and courtesy they have extended to me during my 
term of office. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Alex. W. Thompson, 

D.D.G.M., Algoma District No. 17. 
Port Arthur, June 30th, 1887. 



158 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD ON WARRANTS. 

R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, President of the Board of Gen- 
eral 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 dis- 
pensation, and having made due inquiry into the circumstances 
stated in their applications, have much pleasure in recommend- 
ing that warrants be granted to them, viz.: 

Fort William Lodge, Fort William, Algoma District. 

Lyn " Lyn, Leeds County. 

Keewatin " Keewatin Mills, Algoma District. 

The Committee also recommend that dispensations be con- 
tinued until the next Annual Communication of Grand Lodge 
to the following Lodges, viz.: 

Maxville Lodge, Maxville, Glengarry County. 

Point Edward Lodge, Point Edward, Lambton County. 

Fraternally submitted. 

Donald Ross, 

Chairman of Sub-Committee. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, seconded by 
R. W. Bro. Donald Ross, and 

Resolved,— That the Report of the Board on Warrants be received and 
adopted. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD ON AUDIT AND 
FINANCE. 

R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, President of the Board of Gen- 
eral purposes, presented and read the following 

REPORT. 

The Board, through the Committee on Finance, have 
audited the books of the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secre- 
tary, and certify to their correctness. 

All moneys received by the Grand Secretary have been 
paid over to the Grand Treasurer, and the receipt acknowl- 
edged by that officer. Vouchers have been produced for all 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BR0CK.V1LLE, 5887. 1 59 

payments made by the Grand Treasurer, as authorized by 
Grand Lodge. 

The receipts and expenditure from ist June, 1886, to the 
31st May, 1887, have been as follows : 

Receipts. 

Transferred from Special Deposit, C. B. of C... .$55, 400 00 

Certificates 2,47 1 00 

Dues 9,157 25 

Fees 1,379 50 

Dispensations 144 00 

Warrants 50 co 

Constitutions 325 75 

Sundries 96 15 

Interest on General Fund 1,755 I2 

Interest on Asylum Fund 226 00 

Cash in Bank, 31st May, 1886 J 3>559 94 

$84,564 71 
Expenditures. 

Grand Secretary's salary $ 1,600 00 

Assistant " " 800 00 

Rent of G. Secretary's office 175 00 

Incidental Expenses, viz.: 

Fuel and light $ 61 23 

Office cleaning 39 01 

Express and cartage 15 73 

Travelling expenses 45 65 

Telegrams 13 01 

Office furniture 8 05 

Sundries , 7 54 

Postages 222 26 

$412 48 
Less amount due Grand. Sec'y . . 112 48 

300 00 

Grand Secretary's balance of incidentals, 31st 

May, 1886 55 92 



160 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Allowance to Grand Master $ 500 00 

K. W. I!ro. Henry Robertson, postage 2 years 12 58 

M. W. Bro. Ottu KJotz, postage 3 years 45 00 

Copp, Clark & Co., certificates, etc 284 72 

R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson, expenses re 

Redistribution of Districts 140 08 

R. Duncan & Co., books and stationery .... 46 10 

Expenses, Board of General Purposes 831 50 

" of Grand Lodge Meeting io 9 75 

Ennis & Cook, sundry printing 12 00 

Spectator, " " 8125 

Buntin, Gillies & Co., stationery 35 44 

Times, sundry printing 95 50 

Premium on Guarantee Policy 50 00 

W. C. Morrison, repairs to Regalia 12 00 

F. Cook, stenographer, re Minister and 

Lodge 22 28 60 

Insurance on Regalia, etc 17 50 

Testimonial to M. W. Bro. Murray 260 00 

Invested in Loan Companies' Debentures. . . . 60,000 00 

Benevolence : 

Orders on Benevolent Fund .... $9,625 00 

Mrs. Wilson 300 00 

Miss Wilson 300 00 

Mrs. Harris 225 00 

Charleston Earthquake 400 00 

10,850 00 



Cash in Bank of Commerce, 31st May, 1887. 8,221 77 



$84,564 71 

The funds of the Grand Lodge on the 31st May, 1887, were 
as follows : 

London Loan Co., debentures $10,000 00 

Western Canada Loan & Savings Co., deben- 
tures 10,000 00 

Canada Permanent Loan & Savings Co., de- 
bentures 10,000 00 



"ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. l6l 

Landed Banking & Loan Co., debentures $10,000 00 

Hamilton Provident & Loan Co., debentures. 10,000 00 
Huron & Erie Loan & Savings Co., deben- 
tures 10,000 CO 

Cash in Bank of Commerce 8,221 77 



$6S,22i 77 

Which represents the balances at the credit of the following 
accounts : 

General Fund $13,842 73 

do invested 1st Oct., '86. 4,600 00 

$18,442 73 

Asylum Fund, balance May, 1886. 10,848 75 

Add interest collected 220 00 

11,074 75 

Benevolent investment account, 

balance May, 1886 32,855 47 

Add 10 per cent. Gross receipts 

to 31st May, 1887 1,362 36 

34,217 83 

Benevolent Fund, Current acc't. 4,486 46 



$65,221 77 

The Board have examined the following accounts and 
finding them correct recommend their payment : 

Buntin, Gillies & Co., Stationery $ 34 03 

R. Duncan & Co., Registers, etc 9° 95 

Spectator Printing Co., Proceedings, Consti 

tutions, etc 

Copp, Clark & Co., Certificates, etc 

• Times Printing Co., Sundry Printing 

Grand Secretary, balance of incidentals, 31st 

May, 1887 

Grand Secretary, advance for incidentals .... 
M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, Postages 

$2,099 89 



999 


49 


443 


99 


103 


95 


112 


48 


300 


00 


15 


00 



1 62 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Referring to the investment of the Grand Lodge Funds 
which was deputed to the Finance Committee, the Grand 
Muster, Deputy Grand Master and Grand Treasurer, your 
Hoard beg to report that after communicating with certain 
Loan Societies of the Province, they decided to make the 
following investments : 

Canada Permanent Loan and Savings Co., Toronto — 2 de- 
bentures, $5,000 each, due 1st October, 1891. Interest 1st 
April and 1st October, 4^ per cent. 

Western Canada Loan and Savings Co., Toronto — 2 deben- 
tures, $5,000 each, due 1st January, 1892. Interest 1st 
January and 1st July, 4^ per cent. 

Hamilton Provident and Loan Society,Hamilton, — 2 deben- 
tures, $5,000 each, due 2nd July, 1891. Interest 2nd January 
and 2nd July, 4y 2 ' per cent. 

Landed Banking and Loan Co., Hamilton, — 2 debentures, 
$5,000 each, due 1st October, 1891. Interest 1st April and 
1st October, 4^ per cent. 

Huron and Erie Loan and Savings Co , London, — 2 deben- 
tures, $5,000 each, due 1st January, 1892. Interest 1st 
January and 1st July, 4^4 per cent. 

London Loan Co. of Canada, London, — 2 debentures, 
$5,000 each, due 1st October, 1891. Interest 1st January 
and 1 st July, 5 per cent. 

Tenders being invited for Grand Lodge Printing for a term 
of three years, your Board recommend that the tender of the 
Times Printing Co. of Hamilton, be accepted. 

An application has been received from Bro. T. D. Penning- 
ton, Secretary of the General Masonic Relief Association of the 
United States and Canada, soliciting this Grand Lodge to 
become a contributor to the said association at a cost of one 
cent per annum per member upon the Registry of the Grand 
Lodge. That each Lodge would secure the warning circular 
issued monthly which would guard them against being im- 
posed upon by tramps and impostors soliciting relief. 

Your Board after conferring with the representatives of the 
Toronto and London Boards of Relief, who are members of 
the Association and whose reports are highly satisfactory as to 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 163 

the great assistance rendered them against impostors, recom- 
mend that the Grand Lodge affiliate with the said General 
Masonic Relief Association and that a warrant be drawn for 
the amount necessary to constitute us members and that a 
representative be appointed by the Grand Lodge. 

Fraternally submitted. 

T. Sargant, 

Chairman of Sub- Committee. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, seconded by 
R. W. Bro. Thos. Sargant, and 

Resolved, — That the report of the Board on Audit and Finance be re- 
ceived and (subsequently) adopted. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF BENEVOLENCE. 

R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, 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, recommend that 
the following appropriations be paid during the ensuing year 
from the Funds of Benevolence, in two half-yearly payments 
namely : — 



To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

Toronto Board of Relief $100 Sec.-Treas. Toronto L.B.R. 



Hamilton " " ioo 

London " " ioo 

Ottawa " " 30 

Kingston " " 50 

Peterboro' " " 20 

Chatham " " 40 

8 St. Thomas" " 10 

9 Windsor " " 10 
10 Widow of J. K 20 



11 

12 

M 
»5 



A. DeG 40 

J.P 3o 

R. S. D 20 

W.J 30 

J- J 2 ° 



Hamilton " 

London " 

Ottawa " 

Kingston " 

Peterboro' " 

Chatham " 

St. Thomas " 

Windsor " 

Toronto " 



T ^4 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

16 Widow of F. N $30 Sec.-Treas Toronto L.B.R. 

17 " J. W. C 20 

18 " J. A 20 " " «« 

19 " J. P 30 " " « 

20 " J. McK 20 " " « 

21 " W. A. G 40 " « « 

22 " H. B 20 " << « 

23 " R. R 30 " « u 

24 " J. G 20 " " «< 

25 " R. S. B 20 

26 " J. T 20 " " <' 

27 E. G 30 *' " <« 

28 " C. S 40 

29 " S. McB 20 " " « 

3° " J. M 30 » " «c 

31 " A. W. T 20 " «' «« 

32 " T. R 20 " « t« 

33 " J. G. B 30 

34 Bro. D. B 4 o » «< <« 

35 Janet, orphan of J. M 10 " " « 

36 Euphema, orphan of J. W 10 " " » 

37 Widow of G. S 20 << Hamilton " 

38 " P. P 20 

39 " W. VV. P 20 " " u 

40 " G. S 20 

4i " J. B. H 30 

42 " J. W 20 

43 " J. W. F 20 

44 " W. W. R 20 

45 " P. S 30 

46 " W. S 30 

47 " W. L 30 

48 " T. McC 20 

49 " W. A. H 20 

5° " T. E. S 20 

5i " J. W. H 20 «« a <« 

52 " W. J. S. K.... 20 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 165 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

53 Widow of J. S. I $40 Sec.-Treas. Ham'ton L.B.R 

54 " J. McK 30 

55 " A. McM 20 " 

56 " J. E 20 

57 « J. R. G 40 

58 " J. B 26 " " " 

59 " G. G 30 

60 " T. S 30 " " 

6r " T. W. W 20 

62 " W. D 20 " " 

63 " A. M 30 

64 " W. C C 30 " " 

65 Wife of J. R. G 40 " " " 

66 Louise, daughter of P.H.E. 20 " " " 

67 Bro. C. W. S 50 

68 Widow of T. W 20 " London " 

69 " J. Le C 20 " " 

70 " E. L 20 " " " 

71 " T. L 20 " " " 

72 " A. Mel 20 " " " 

73 " C. B 30 " " " 

74 " L. H 30 " " " 

75 " E. W. G 20 

76 " D. M 20 " " " 

77 " G H 20 

78 " A. G 40 " « " 

79 " G C 30 " 

80 " J. P 20 " « « 

81 " W. H. K 20 

82 " T. McC. L. ... 30 

83 " J. W 20 

84 " R. J. S 20 « « » 

85 " D. McK 20 " « " 

86 " W. H. S 20 

87 " T. G S 20 " « « 

88 *• S. M 30 " " " 

89 " H. R. B 30 " « 



1 66 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

90 Widow of J. H $20 Sec.-Treas. London L.B.R. 

91 " L. G. J 30 " " " 

92 " L. 30 " " " 

93 " J- R 20 

94 " I. H 20 " " " 

95 " J. E 30 " " 

96 " T. E 20 

97 Wife and children of J. M. 30 " " " 

98 Orphans of J. 30 " " " 

99 Bro. S. T 50 " " " 

100 Widow of T. S 30 " Ottawa " 

101 " J. S 20 " « « 

102 " J. H 30 " " " 

103 " J. H. McB. . ..40 " " " 

104 " E. C. B 40 " « 

105 " J. McK 40 " " " 

106 " E. P 30 " " « 

107 " J. S. 1 20 " " " 

108 Orphans of J. 40 " " " 

109 " J. M 20 " " " 

no Widow of T. H 30 " Kingston " 

in " R. C. B 40 " " « 

112 " S. B 30 " " « 

113 " G. A 20 " " " 

114 " J. B. T 20 " « « 

115 '" A. D. McD 20 " " « 

ti6 " J. K. 30 " " 

117 " J. K. 20 " " « 

118 " W. T 30 " " « 

119 " W. R 30 " « « 

120 " W. J 40 " " " 

i2i " R. N 20 " " " 

122 " D. C 40 " " " 

123 " W. W. N 40 

124 " P. S. L 20 

125 " J. H. B 30 " « " 

1 26 Brother T. P 40 " " « 



No. 
127 
128 
129 
130 

«3 ! 

132 

133 
134 

»35 

136 

137 
138 

139 
140 
141 
142 

M3 

144 

145 
146 

147 
148 
149 

r 5° 
151 
152 
i53 
154 

155 
156 

iS7 
1S8 

i59 
160 
161 
162 
163 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION. BROCKVILLE, 5887. 1 67 

To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

Orphans of W. R $20 Sec.-Treas. Kingston L.B.R 

Widow of F. W R 30 " Peterboro' " 

« W. B 20 " " " 

T. B. M 40 

S. T 40 

" S. W 30 " " " 

Widow of H. C 20 

J. N 30 

A. B 20 

k. L 20 " Chatham 

D. C 30 " " " 

J. McP 30 

W. C 30 '« Guelph 

G. S. B 20 

Brother J. E. W 50 " " " 

Louise, daughter of R.H.L 20 " •' " 

Widow of S. 1 20 " Stratford " 

J. W. S 30 " St. Thomas " 

Brother G. F. P 30 

Widow of C. I. E 30 " Gait 

A. K 4c 

T. B 20 

W. L 20 " Strathroy " 

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 20 

A. M 20 

T. C 20 

" J. M. B 10 " 

S. K 20 " Goderich " 

" E. C 30 " " " 

H. R 20 " " " 



i6S 



. iNAVA 



No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

164 Widow of M. McP $4oSec.-Treas.Goderich L.B. R. 

165 " D. Mel 40 



166 " W. S. McK. 

167 " P. M 

168 Brother J. S. V 

169 Widow of W. P 



170 
171 
172 

173 

i74 



20 
30 

5° 

30 

20 



J. C 

W. D 40 

H. H .30 

G. M 20 

A. S 40 

175 Brother G. F. P 40 

176 Widow of D. H 30 

177 Brother J. B 50 

178 Orphans of J. H. M 40 

179 " W. T 20 

1 80 Widow of J. F 20 



181 

182 
183 
184 

185 
186 
187 
188 
189 

190 ' 

191 ' 

192 ' 

193 
194 

195 Anna Jane, dau. of J. N. 

196 Widow of J. J. C 

197 " W. S 

198 " R. L 

199 " A. McG 

200 " W. J.P 



Woodstock 



Barrie 



F. A. C 30 

J- G. F 30 

A. S. Mel 20 

R. H 30 W.M. Niagara, 2. 

J. T 20 

T. N 30 

J- C 20 

T. B 20 

W. D. H 30 

A. D 20 

J- B 20 

L. W r 30 

W. D 20 



Brockville " 

it a 

Owen S'nd " 



Union, 9. 



Norfolk, 10. 



True Britons, 14. 



J. H. 



40 




a 


20 


u 


" 


20 


u 


Prince Edward 


3° 


(( 


u 


20 


(( 


St. Francis, 24 


20 


c< 


Ontario, 26. 


3° 


u 


<( 



•WNTA! COMMUNICATION, 
No. To Whom Granted. Amount 

20 1 Widow of J. R. R $20 

202 ■• T. W. C 20 

203 " W. J 20 

204 Children of R. F 40 

205 Widow of A. I) 30 

206 " D. S 20 

207 " G. G 20 

208 " S. B 40 

209 " W. L 20 

210 " W. J 30 

211 •• S. W 30 

212 •• J. McV 20 

213 Orphans of M. S 30 

214 Widow of B. N 20 

215 Bro. H. T. R 50 

216 Widow of W. A 30 

217 " I. N 30 

218 " F. R. H. G... 30 

219 - D. L. C 20 

220 M J. M 20 

221 " R. W 20 

222 " C. E. V 20 

223 " T. R 20 

224 " A. G 30 

225 " J. S 20 

226 " I. L. S 30 

227 " T. B. C 40 

228 " W. A. B 20 

229 " J. 1 30 

230 " D. C 20 

231 Bro. J. 1 40 

232 Widow of W. J. 1 30 

27,2, Brother J. W 40 

234 Widow of D. McL 20 

235 •" J- McK 4o 

236 " E. H 20 

237 " R- H 30 



BROCKVILLE, 5887. T 69 

Through Whom Payable 

W.M. Ontario, 26. 

Composite, 30. 



Jerusalem, 31. 



" Amity, 32. 

tt a 

(l (( 

« << 

" Thistle, 34. 
Welland, 36. 



Trent, 38. 
Brant, 45. 
Madoc, 48. 
Vaughan, 54. 



" Merrickville, 55. 

" St. Andrew's, 62. 

" Durham, 66. 

'• Stirling, 69. 

" St. James,' 73. 



Faithful Brethren, 77 
Simcoe, 79. 
St. John's, 81. 



Manito, 90. 



170 V -H I.ODGF. OF CANADA. 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

238 Widow of A. N. B $20 VV.M. Colborne, 91. 

239 " G. G 20 " " 

240 " J. E. B 20 " 

241 " T. A. G 20 " " 

242 Brother J. M 50 " Northern Light, 93. 

243 Orphans of W. J. D 30 " " 

244 Widow of R. F 20 " Sharon, 97. 

245 " W. H 20 " " 

246 " R. B. C P 20 " 

247 Orphans of J. W. A 20 " " 

248 Widow of R. F 40 " Tuscan, 99. 

249 " J. R 30 " " 

250 " R. B 20 " Maple Leaf, 103. 

251 " J. F. B 30 " " 

252 Eliza, dau. of S. S 40 " St. John's, 104. 

253 Widow of T. P 20 " Burford, 106. 

254 " J- B. S 30 " 

255 " G. W. V 20 " Albion, 109. 

256 Brother P. M 50 " " 

257 " R- P 5° " 

258 Widow of E. U 20 " " 

259 J. P 30 " Central, no. 

260 " T. D. H 40 " 

261 " W. A ,.20 " Wilson, 113. 

262 " W. S. P 20 " 

263 " W. P 20 " « 

264 " J. W. B 40 " 

265 Widow of R. B 30 " Cassia, 116. 

266 " T. A 20 " Maple Leaf, 119. 

267 " W. P 20 " Doric, 121. 

268 " H. R 20 " " 

269 " C B 40 " 

270 " J. A. P 20 " Cornwall, 125. 

271 " T. P. D 20 " « 

272 " W. H 30 " « 

273 " J.H 20 " The Rising Sun, 129 

274 J- S 40 " St. Lawrence, 131 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887 1 7 I 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

275 Widow of W. R $40 W.M. St. Clair, 135 

276 " J. R. M 20 " " 

277 " J. P 20 " " 

278 Brother J. B 40 " Richardson, 136. 

279 Widow of W. C. J 30 " Pythagoras, 137. 

280 '• J.J 40 " Lebanon, 139. 

281 " R. G 20 " Prince of Wales, 146 

282 " J. D. R 20 " " 

283 Harriette. dau. of J. R. S. 40 " " 

284 Widow of J. T 30 " Mississippi, 147, 

285 " W. A. D 30 " " 

286 " D. T 40 " 

287 Orphans of T.W 40 " Erie, 149. 

288 Widow of J. W. McK.... 20 " Burns, 153. 

289 " R. B 20 " Irving, 154. 

290 Brother E. J. H 30 " Simpson, 157. 

291 Widow of F. A. C 20 " 

292 " J. C 20 " Percy, 161. 

293 " R. E 30 " " 

294 " F. B 30 " 

295 " T. A. DeW 30 " Walsingham, 174. 

296 u W. H. C 20 " Oriental, 181. 

297 " J. E. D 40 " " 

298 " J. H 20 " Scotland, 193. 

299 Bro. }. T 40 " Petrolea, 194. 

300 Widow of C. S. H 20 " St. Alban's, 200. 

301 " W. K 20 " " 

302 " H. W 30 " Leeds, 201. 

303 " G. S 30 " Evergreen, 209. 

304 Bro. J. C. L 50 " Craig, 214. 

305 Widow of R. A. H . . . . 20 " Harris, 216. 

306 Bro. J. C 30 " Credit, 219. 

307 Widow of D. P 20 " Bernard. 225. 

308 " A. B. S 40 " Ionic, 229. 

309 " P. F. L. R. . . . 20 " Beaver, 234. 

310 Bro. W. N 50 " Manitoba, 236. 

311 Widow of J. K 30 " King Hiram. 37. 



172 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

312 Widow of P. S. McK...$2o VV.M. King Hiram, 37. 

313 " T. F 40 " Havelock, 238. 

314 Orphans of J. F. B 40 " Tweed, 239. 

315 Widow of R. A. F. . . . 20 " Quinte, 241. 

316 " A. K 40 " Thistle, 250. 

317 " W. P 30 " Sydenham, 255. 

318 " R. C 20 " Harriston. 262. 

319 " J- A 20 " 

320 " J. A. P. 20 " Northern Light, 266 

321 " McK. C 30 " Cedar, 270. 

322 " F. N 40 " 

323 Bro. W. H 50 " 

324 Widow of H. M 20 " Wellington, 271. 

325 " A. T 40 " Seymour, 272. 

326 Bro. T. G 40 " Mystic, 278. 

327 " J. H 20 " New Hope, 279. 

328 " S. W 40 " 

329 " C. R 40 " Lome, 282. 

330 ' J. McR 20 " 

331 Widow of P. S 20 " 

332 Brother H. M 30 " Doric, 289. 

333 " ww 4o " Blyth, 303. 

334 Widow of A. B 30 " Minerva, 304. 

335 " J- s 4o " Durham, 306. 

33 6 " J- J- E 3° " Morning Star, 309. 

337 Brother J. P 50 " 

338 Widow of R. F. M 20 " Pnyx, 312. 

339 " J- M 2 ° " Blair > 3 J 4- 

340 " D. J. B 40 " 

.341 " E E. S 20 " Hiram, 319. 

342 " J. A 40 " Walker, 321. 

343 " A. F 20 " Alvinston, 323. 

344 " J. McT 20 " 

345 Wallace, orph. of J. H. D. 20 " King Solomon, 329. 

346 Widow of F. J. H. H. . . . 40 " Occident, 346. 

347 " H. P. B 30 « 

348 " A. G 30 " Mercer, 347. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 1 73 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

349 Widow of R. V $20 W.M. Brock, 354- 

35o 



35i 

352 
353 
354 
355 



R. G. . . . 
J.W... 

j. H... 

W. S . . . 

c w. P, 

H. L. T 



20 

20 

3° 
40 
40 



Maple Leaf, 362. 
Crystal Fountain, 389 
Leopold, 397. 
Oakville, 400. 



30 Bro. Robert Armour. 



356 Eliza M. C, dau. of C. C. 30 M.W. Bro. Otto Klotz. 

357 Widow of A. B 40 " A. A. Stevenson. 

The following returns have been received from the Local 
Boards of Relief as at 31st May, 1887 : 



TORONTO. 



RECEIPTS. 
Balance on hand 31st May, 

1886 ' $361 51 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 500 00 

Special Grants from Grand 

Lodge to 25 Pensioners. 630 00 
Grants from 10 Lodges, 

viz.: Nos. 16, 22, 25, 

65, 75, 86, 218, 316, 

326, 367 847 00 

Other Sources 151 80 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 25 Pensioners $620 00 

Local Relief 212 00 

Transient Relief 146 70 

Funeral expenses 40 00 

Incidentals 49 00 

1 Order, re Fisher, re- 
turned 10 00 

Other Expenses 263 75 



Total Expenditure ... 1,342 18 
Balance on hand 1,148 13 



$2,490 31 



$2,490 31 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May. 

1886 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 

Special Grants from Grand 

Lodge to 33 Pensioners. 
Grants from 3 Lodges, 

viz. : Nos. 6, 27, 61. . .. 
Other Sources 



HAMILTON. 

EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

$ 24 18 to 32 Pensioners $830 00 

Local Relief 168 00 

1 50 00 Transient Relief 80 45 

Funeral Expenses 46 57 

85000 Orders, "Andrews," re- 
turned 20 00 

153 75 
287 15 



Total Expenditure. 
Balance on hand 



1,145 ° 2 
320 06 



$1,465 08 



$1,465 08 



»74 



GRAND LODGE 01 ' I 

LONDON. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1886 : . $114 94 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 70 00 

Special Grants from Grand 

Lodge to 31 Pensioners. 790 00 
Giants from 8 Lodges, 

viz.: Nos. 20, 42, 64, 

195, 209a, 330, 37S, 380. ' 120 95 
Other Sources 260 90 



EXPENDITURE. 
Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 31 Pensioners $79° °° 

Local Relief 312 00 

Transient Relief 137 9° 

Incidentals. 12 33 



Total Expenditure. . . . 1,252 23 
Balance on hand ...... 104 56 



$1,356 79 

OTTAWA. 



$1,356 79 



RECEIPTS. 
Balance on hand 31st May, 

1886 $ 81 89 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 30 00 

Special Grants from Grand 

Lodge to 12 Pensioners. 360 00 
Grants from 1 Lodge, viz.: 

No. 52 16 50 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 12 Pensioners $360 00 

Local Relief 30 00 

Transient Relief 40 00 

Incidentals 5 00 



Total Expenditure .... 435 00 
Balance on hand 53 39 



$488 39 



$ 9 19 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1886 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 50 00 

Special Giants from Grand 

Lodge to 16 Pensioners. 470 00 
Grants from 2 Lodges. 

viz.: Nos. 3, 92 80 00 

Other Sources 1 18 00 



$488 39 

KINGSTON. 

EXPENDITURE. 
Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 16 Pensioners $47o 00 

Local Relief 171 00 

Transient Relief 35 00 

Funeral Expenses 40 00 

Incidentals 71 



Total Expenditure 
Balance on hand . . 



$727 19 



716 71 
10 48 

$727 19 



PETERBOROUGH. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 
1886 

Direct Grant from Grand 
Lodge 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

$ 3 64 to 7 Pensioners $230 00 

Local Relief 84 88 

20 00 Transient Relief 15 70 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, RROCKVILLE, 58S7. 1 75 



Special Grant from Grand Funeral Expenses 

Lodge to 7 Pensioners. $230 co Incidentals 

Grants from 2 Lodges, viz.: 

Nos. IOI, 155 14400 Total Expenditure.. 

Balance on hand .... 



>35 00 
29 85 



$397 64 



393 43 
4 21 

$397 64 



GUELPH. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1886 $ 2 39 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 10 00 

Special Grants from Grand 

Lodge to 4 Pensioners . . 12000 
Grant from 1 Lodge, viz.: 

No. 258 25 00 



$157 39 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 4 Pensioners $120 00 

Local Relief 36 00 

Incidentals 25 

Total Expenditure.... 156 25 

Balance on hand 1 14 



$157 39 



STRATFORD. 



RECEIPTS. 
Balance on hand 31st May, 

1886 $ 52 48 

Special Grant from Grand 

Lodge to 1 Pensioner . . 20 00 
Grants from 3 Lodges, viz.: 

Nos. I2i, 144, 332.. .. 57 30 



EXPENDITURE. 
Grant from Grand Lodge 

to 1 Pensioner 

Local Relief 

Transient Relief 

Total Expenditure . . . 
Balance on hand 



$ 20 


00 


83 


20 


5 05 


108 


25 


21 


00 



Balance on hand 31st May, 
1886 

Special Grants from Grand 
Lodge to 3 Pensioners . 



$129 78 


$129 78 


ST. THOMAS. 




EXPENDITURE. 


$ 19 53 
I 

So 00 


Grant from Grand Lodge 

to three Pensioners .... $ 80 00 

Transient Relief 8 65 



Total Expenditure . . 
Balance on hand 



$ 99 53 



98 90 
00 63 

$ 99 53 



I 76 



GF. \M> LODGE OF CANADA. 
( I1ATHAM. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1886 $ 21 35 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 40 00 

Grant from 1 Lodge, viz.: 

No. 46 45 50 



EXPENDITURE. 

Transient Relief $ 40 90 

Funeral Expenses 45 50 



Total Expenditure.... 86 40 
Balance on hand 20 45 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1886 $ 31 35 

Special Grants from Grand 

Lodge to 3 Pensioners. 90 00 



$106 85 $106 85 

GALT. 

EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 3 Pensioners $ 90 00 



Transient Relief 10 25 



Total Expenditure. 
Balance on hand 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1886 , $ 10 13 

Special Grants from Grand 

Lodge to 10 Pensioners. 230 00 



100 25 
21 10 

$121 35 $121 35 

STRATHROY. 

EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 10 Pensioners $230 00 



Total Expenditure .... 230 00 
Balance on hand 10 13 



$240 13 

GODERICH. 

RECEIPTS. 

Special Grants from Grand 

Lodge to 8 Pensioners . . $250 00 

Grant from 1 Lodge, viz.: 

No. 33 195 So 



$240 13 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 



to 8 Pensioners . 
Local Relief. . . . 
Transient Relief. . 
Funeral Expenses. 



$445 80 Total Expenditure 

WINDSOR. 



$250 00 

158 00 

1 00 

36 So 



$445 80 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 



EXPENDITURE. 

Local Relief $ 10 00 



1886 $ 16 50 Transient Relief 20 50 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 40 00 



Total Expenditure . 
Balance on hand . . . 



30 50 
26 00 



$ 56 50 



$ 56 50 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, RROCKVILLE, 5887. T 77 



RECEIPTS. 
Balance on hand 31st 

May, 1886 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge . . 

Special Grants from Grand 

Lodge to 6 Pensioners. 
Grant from 2 Lodges. 

viz. : No. 43, 76 



WOODSTOCK. 

EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

$ 4 80 to 6 Pensioners $200 00 

Local Relief , 30 50 

10 00 Transient Relief 3 00 

Funeral Expenses 154 10 

200 00 Incidentals 21 



174 60 



Total Expenditure. 
Balance on hand . . 



$389 40 



$387 Si 
1 59 

$389 40 



BARRIE. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st 

May, 1SS6 $ 13 35 

Special Grants from Grand 

Lodge to 3 Pensioners. . 1 10 00 
Grant from 1 Lodge, viz.: 

No. 230 . 41 32 

$164 67 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 3 Pensioners $110 00 

Funeral Expenses 41 32 



Total Expenditure. 
Balance on hand . . . 



$151 32 
13 35 

$164 67 



BROCKVILLE. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st 

May, 1886 $ 66 90 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 30 00 

Special Grants from Grand 

Lodge to 2 Pensioners . 50 00 
Grants from 2 Lodges, 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 2 Pensioners $ 50 00 

Local Relief 3000 

Transient Relief 10 35 

Incidentals 90 

Total Expenditure.... $ 91 25 



viz. : Nos. 5, 368 28 00 Balance on hand 83 65 



$174 90 



$174 90 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st 
May, 1886 

Direct Grant from Grand 
Lodge 

Special Grants from Grand 
Lodge to 2 Pensioners. 



OWEN SOUND. 

EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

$24 20 to 2 Pensioners $50 00 

Local Relief 10 00 

20 00 Transient Relief 10 75 

50 00 Total Expenditure.... $70 75 
Balance on hand 23 45 



$94 20 



$94 20 



I 78 GRAND 1 ODGE OB CAN IDA 

The Lodges which, by their "return" of grants made by 
Grand Lodge and made payable through the Master of each 
Lodge, show that they have raided money by local contribution, 
and expended the same for benevolent purposes, are the 
following, viz. : — No. 9, $15.50 ; No. 18, $64.00 ; No 26, 
$54.25 ; No. 30, $54-5° 5 No - 3 1 , $22.38 ; No. 32, $11.00 ; 
No. 81, $6.00 ; No. 91, $13.89 ; No. 93, $5.00 ; No. 97, 
$40.00 ; No. 100, $21.39 J No - io 3, $45- 2 5 5 No - i°4>$3 8 - 6 7; 
No. 123, $51.00 ; No. 126, $20.00 ; No. 131, $23.00 ; No. 
139, $49.00 ; No. 146, $15.00 ; No. 183, $25.00 ; No. 219, 
$50.00 ; No. 304, $22.00 ; No. 306, $14.00 ; No. 314, 
$17.00; No. 369, $120.79; No. 347, $40.00; No. 400, 
$5.00. 

The Lodges which, by their " returns " only show the 
monies received from Grand Lodge for special grants and paid 
over 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, 14, 24, 37> 54, 55, 73, 77, 78, 106, 109, 115, 116, 129, 135, 
174, 181, 200, 209, 216, 229, 234, 236, 255, 262, 271, 279, 
282, 319, 321, 323. The Lodges in default of making 
"returns " as required by Grand Lodge Rule are the following, 
viz.: — Returns due for grants made in 1879, No. 15, $20.00. 
For grants made in 1880, No. 94, $40.00; No. 353, $30.00. 
For grants made in 1881, No. 179, $40.00 ; No. 312, $80.00. 
For grants made in 1882. No. 159, $30.00 ; No. 217, $30.00; 
No. 289, $30.00. For grants made in 1883, No. 39, $20.00; 
No. 210, $50.00 ; No. 284, $40.00. For grants made in 
1884, No. 82, $30.00 ; No. 125, $90.00; No. 168, $20.00; 
No. 196, $20.00 ; No. 256, $50.00. For grants made in 1885, 
No. 10, $50.00 ; No. 54, $60.00 ; No. 74, $30.00 ; No. 80, 
$70.00 ; No. 140, $30.00; No. 165, $30.00; No. 189, $50.00 ; 
No. 193, $20.00; No. 362, $20.00. For grants made in 1886, 
No. 29, $20.00; No. 34, $50.00 ; No. 36, $20.00 ; No. 69, 
$40.00 ; No. 79, $40.00 ; No. 80, $20.00 ; No. 89, $20.00 ; 
No. 99, $70.00; No. no, $70.00 ; No. 113, $100.00 ; No. 
119, $20.00 ; No. 121, $80.00 ; No. 147, $100.00 ; No. 154, 
$20.00 ; No. 157, $50.00 ; No. 161, $50.00 ; No. 171, 



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$60.00 ; No. 207, $30.00 ; No. 215, $40.00 ; No. 225, 
$20.00; No. 235, $20.00; No. 239, $40.00; No. 241, 
$50.00 ; No. 261, $50.00 ; No. 263, $40.00 ; No. 281, 
$20.00 ; No. 286, $40.00 ; No. 307, $20.00 ; No. 309, 
$80.00 ; No. 311, $40.00 ; No. 346, $70.00 ; No. 388, $30.00 ; 

No - 397> $3°-°°- 

Fraternally submitted. 

Otto Klotz, 

Chairman Sub- Co?nmittee. 
It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, 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. W. Bro. Klotz, gave notice that on to-morrow he would 
move that the sum of $5,000 be taken from the General Funds 
of Grand Lodge and placed to the credit of the Benevolent 
Fund — current account. 



REPORT ON THE CONDITION OF MASONRY. 
R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem on behalf of the Board, presented 

and read the following 

report : 

The Board have pleasure in reporting that even more than 
ordinary care and attention to the interests of Masonry have 
characterized the District Deputy Grand Masters, whose 
Reports exhibit a marked progress in the condition of the 
Craft throughout the jurisdiction. 

The suggestions made last Communication with the view of 
improving these Reports have, as a rule, been carried out, 
and this year all of them evince care and zeal and an earnest 
desire to place before Grand Lodge, in a clear and compre- 
hensive manner, the true condition of the Lodges in the 
respective Districts. While the Board cannot but admire the 
thorough and exhaustive Reports, treating of almost every 
conceivable subject, even to matters so unimportant as the 
state of the weather during each visitation, they submit that 
these Reports could be made very much shorter, and still 
contain all necessary statistics and information. The adoption 



iSo GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

of a tabular statement similar to that appended to the Report 
of the District Deputy Grand Master of the 55th Masonic 
District would furnish incalculable assistance to the Board, 
enabling them almost at a glance to observe the progress or 
retrogression of the various Lodges. The remainder of the 
Report could then be devolved to matters not covered by the 
statistical statement. Matters of no interest to the Craft in 
general, such as the lists of brethren accompanying the 
District Deputies during their official visitations, might with 
advantage be omitted from these Reports, acknowledgment 
being more appropriately made by letter or personal expression 
of thanks. 

The Board are pleased to learn that the Re-distribution of 
Districts has been attended by the most beneficial and satis- 
factory results, and has enabled the District Deputy Grand 
Masters to perform the several duties required of them with 
greater ease and facility ; and that while a feeling may have 
existed and doubtless did exist in the minds of several brethren 
that the re-distribution was not necessary, or that it might 
prove unsatisfactory by the breaking up of old ties and associa- 
tions ; that all such feelings are being gradually allayed, and 
that the spirit of true freemasonry prevails in this respect 
throughout the jurisdiction. 

Lodges of Instruction for Districts, or sections of Districts 
— twenty in all — have been held. Seven of these were called 
in one District. The marked success which attended these 
particular meetings induces the Board to suggest that this 
important factor in the successful and uniform working of the 
Lodges should receive the careful consideration of District 
Deputy Grand Masters. The zeal of the D. D. G. M. of the 
nth Masonic District in this connection might, with advan- 
tage, be emulated by those who have not found it convenient 
to hold during the year even one general Lodge of Instruction. 
It is, however, gratifying to find that all availed themselves of 
the opportunity, during their official visitations, to add to their 
inspection, instruction. Some of them considered this mode 
more effectual and better calculated to accomplish the desired 
end, than by holding General Lodges of Instruction. While 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLK, 5887. 181 

approving the laudable practice of using official visits for 
instruction in work, etc., the Board recommend that General 
Lodges of Instruction be held in each District at least once in 
every year. 

The Warrants of several of the older Lodges are reported as 
being without numbers, while others are said to bear numbers 
not corresponding with those on the Register of Grand Lodge. 
The board recommend that such Warrants be returned to 
Grand Lodge, to have engrossed thereon the proper number, 
and that the alteration or addition be initialed by the Grand 
Secretary and returned without cost to the Lodge. 

The Board suggest, that in cases where Lodges are in a 
dormant condition, the D. D. G. M. for the District should 
visit the neighborhood, and if possible, discover the cause of 
the inertness. It sometimes happens that local differences 
produce trouble in Lodges, and that the individual members 
are not so much to blame as those who should be " Rulers in 
the Craft ;" when in such cases the brethren are made to under- 
stand their privileges, the difficulty is frequently removable. 

The Board regret to learn that several of the installed 
officers of Lodges have been found unable to perform the 
esoteric work of the Lodge, but are pleased to know that gen- 
erally it is creditably and ably done. The Board trust that 
in future more care will be observed by installing officers 
satisfying themselves that none but duly qualified officers are 
permitted to occupy the chairs. 

The Board are gratified to learn that the suggestions made 
from time to time have been acted upon, and that the Lodges 
in some of the Districts have paid the expenses of the District 
Deputy Grand Masters, and trust, without future reference, all 
Lodges will do their duty in this respect. 

The D. D. G. Ms. report as a rule the payment of dues is 
satisfactory. In some instances dues have been outstanding 
too long, and the Board are of the opinion that if the By-Laws 
of Lodges were more strictly enforced, and members who are 
able and unwilling to pay suspended, the Craft would be much 
benefited. If members are unable to pay, their dues should 
be at once remitted- 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Notwithstanding some matters referred to were of an unsatis- 
factory nature, the state of the Craft is very gratifying, and 
Grand Lodge may well be congratulated on the condition of 
Masonry throughout the jurisdiction. 

Fraternally submitted. 

Hugh Murray, 

Acting- Chairman of Sub- Committee. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, seconded by 
M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, and 

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



REPORT OF THE BOARD ON JURISPRUDENCE. 

R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, on behalf of the Board, pre- 
sented and read the following 

report : 

The Board of General Purposes beg leave to present the 
following Report on Jurisprudence : 

i. A Fellowcraft of a Lodge in Quebec being within the 
jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Canada and likely to 
remain there for some months. Can a Lodge in our jurisdic- 
tion, at the request of his Lodge, confer on him the third 
degree ? 

Intercourse between subordinate Lodges of different juris- 
dictions should be through the Grand Officers of their respect- 
ive Grand Lodges. Therefore, the request of the Lodge 
should be approved of by the Grand Master of its Grand 
Lodge and assented to by the Grand Master of our Grand 
Lodge. 

2. When any of the officers of a Lodge have not been 
elected on the day appointed by the By-Laws, a dispensation 
from the Grand Master is required to hold an emergency for 
the election. A D. D. G. M. cannot give a dispensation for 
election or installation. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Henry Macpherson, 

C 'hairman Sub- Committee. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION. BROCKVILLE, 5887. I S3 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, seconded by 
R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, and 

Resolved, — That the Report of the Board on Jurisprudence be received 
and adopted. 



REPORT ON GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS. 

R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, on behalf of the Board, pre- 
sented and read the following 

report : 
The Board of General Purposes have had before them the 
following cases of grievances and appeals, all of which have 
been considered, and the conclusions arrived at are embodied 
in the report in detail upon each case as follows : — 



In the matter of 



I 



Stirling Lodge, No. 69, 

O. R. C. V The Defendant is charged 

vs. I with adultery. He was tried 

John McCaw, Sr. J by the Lodge and found 

■ guilty and suspended, and 

recommendation made that he 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. 



Lebanon Lodge, No. 139 

vs. > The Defendant is charged 

Robert Gott. | with defrauding the Lodge of 

Funds. He was tried by the 
Lodge and found guilty, was suspended, and a recommenda- 
tion made that he be expelled. He was summoned to show 
cause, at this meeting of Grand Lodge, why he should not be 
expelled. He failed to attend or show any sufficient defence, 
and the Board recommend him for indefinite suspension or 
until restitution is made. 



184 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



Euclid Lodge 366 

vs. V Charged with Bigamy. See 

Bro. J. T. Ackroyd. I G. L. Proceedings, 1886, page 

133. He was summoned to 



shew cause at this Grand Lodge why he should not be 
expelled from the Craft. He has not appeared nor offered 
any defence. The Board recommend that he be expelled 
from the Craft. 



Harrison Lodge 262 

vs. 



T TbJ 
I with ] 



This brother was charged 
Bro. James Brown. | with Felony. See G. L. Pro- 

ceedings, 1886, page 134. 
He was summoned to show cause at this Grand Lodge why 
he should not be expelled. He failed to appear and offered 
no defence. The Board recommend that he be expelled from 
the Craft. 



W. Bro. McGuire 
vs. 



> Charged with Assault. See 
W. Bro. Middleditch, & L . Proceedings, 1886, page 
of Lodge No. 34. 1 132, where they referred it to 

— y the D. D. G. M. for further 

investigation and such action as he might deem necessary or 
advisable. The D. D. G. M. ordered a new trial, which has 
not yet taken place. The Board recommend that the matter 
be allowed to stand, pending a new trial. 



W. Bro. Wm. Eyre 
vs. 



Improperly initiating a can- 
R. W. Bro. Preston, | didate residing beyond his 

W. M. of Lodge 157. J jurisdiction. See G. L. Pro- 

ceedings, 1886, page 137, 
where the matter was referred to the D. D. G. M. of 15th 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 185 

District to investigate and report. The D. D. G. M. has made 
his report, and the Board find there was an infringment by 
R. W. Bro. Preston on the jurisdiction of Harmony Lodge, No. 
370, and that what he had done was done unintentionally, and 
recommend that the charge be dismissed upon Simpson Lodge 
remitting to Harmony Lodge the initiation fee less the G. L. 
fee for registration. 



Stevenson Lodg 



;e, 218 J 

I 

: 218. I 



vs. 
Bro. W. F. Clarke, Charged with appropriating 

Late Secretary of Lodge 218. ) to his own use the funds of 

the Lodge whilst Secretary. 

He was tried by the Lodge and found guilty, was suspended, 

and recommendation made to Grand Lodge for expulsion. 

In this finding the Board concur, and we recommend that he 

be summoned to show cause at the next meeting of Grand 

Lodge why he should not be expelled. 



Bro. W. B. Bishop \ 

vs. 

R. W. Bro. Gunn I 

and 1 Using improper and intem- 

W. Bro. Irwin, I P erate language. (See G. L. 

Of Doric Lodge, 382. [Proceedings, t886, page 135, 

' where the matter was dis- 



missed as against R. W. Bro. Gunn, and that the D. D. G. M. 
report upon the charges against Bro. Irwin.) The D. D. G. M. 
reported the circumstances, and that Bro. Irwin admitted the 
charge, but pleaded justification. The Board recommend 
that W. Bro. Irwin be censured for language used. 



Bro. J. H. McLellan 
vs. 



Refusal to grant Dimit. 
I The Board find that a Dimit 
was ordered to be granted in 
1883, but from the evidence adduced we cannot find that a 



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certificate was actually granted and given him. The Hoard 
recommend that the Lodge be instructed to give Bro. McLel- 
lan a certificate that he was dimitted on the date of the 
ordering of the same. 



Bro. John McDonald 

vs. 
Bro. J. J. McMurchy, 
W. M.-elect of Lodge 136, 
and S. Warden of same 
Lodge. 



Illegal elections, on the 
ground that they were not 
held, in accordance with the 
By-Laws of the Lodge. 
Having before us the letter of the W. Master-elect that he 
does xiot intend to present himself for installation, and the 
D. D. G. M. having reported that at the election of the W. M. 
and S. W. irregularities occurred in violation of the By-Laws 
of the Lodge, we consider the elections irregular, and recom- 
mend that new elections to those offices be ordered. 



Bro. Minister 

vs. 

W. Bro. Langton, V. W, 

Bro. Hambly, 

and 

Bro. W. Pearson, 

of 

King Solomon's Lodge, No. 2 2. 



"\ 



V 



False declaration of the 
state of the Ballot upon the 
election of four candidates. 
See Grand Lodge Proceed- 
ings, 1886 — page 133. There 
the Board reported that the 
provisions of Section 138 of the Constitution of Grand Lodge, 
are so stringent as to preclude enquiry into the irregularities 
alleged. Before the motion for the adoption of this report, it 
was moved in amendment, and carried, that the report be 
referred back to the Board with instructions to have the said 
complaint fully investigated, and that the witnesses in the case 
in giving their evidence be permitted to disclose how they 
voted on the petitions, The Grand Master appointed R. W. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVJLLE, 5887 1 87 

Bro. Walkem, R. W. Bro. Hegler and R. W. Bro. Gibson a 
Commission to carry out the instructions of Grand Lodge 
contained in the above mentioned amendment. The Com- 
mission proceeded in accordance with their instructions on 
3rd November, 1886, at Masonic Hall, Toronto, when the 
brethren complained against protested against the proceedings 
as informal and unconstitutional. The Commission proceeded 
to investigate and took a very large amount of evidence on 
behalf of the Complainant, which has been before the Board 
and fully considered. The Defendants declined to give any 
evidence or make any statements other than their protests, 
though they had the opportunity to do so given them. The 
Board recommend that the whole matter be tried by the Board 
and that the Defendants be summoned to appear before the 
Board or any Commission they may appoint for purpose of 
such trial, at such time and place as they may appoint. 
All of which is fraternally submitted. 

L. H. Henderson, 

Chairman Sub -Commit tee. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, seconded by 
R. W. Bro. L. H. Henderson, and 

Resolved, — That the Report of the Board on Grievances and Appeals be 
received and (subsequently) adopted. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TESTIMONIAL. 

R. W. Bro. J. J. Mason, on behalf of the Committee 
appointed at the last Annual Communication of Grand Lodge 
to procure and present a testimonial to M. W. Bro. Hugh 
Murray, presented and read the following 

report : 

The Committee appointed by Grand Lodge at its last 
Annual Communication to " select and present to M. W. Bro. 
Hugh Murray, Past Grand 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 presided over the Craft," respectfully report that the wishes 
of Grand Lodge have been complied with by the procuring of 



188 GRAND LODG1 OF CANADA. 

a suitable testimonial and presenting the same to M. W. Bro. 

Murray on the 27th May last, in the presence of a large 

gathering of the Craft, at the City of Hamilton, under the 

auspices and at a regular meeting of Acacia Lodge, No. fix, 

the mother Lodge of the worthy and illustrious recipient. 

The presentation was accompanied by the following address, 

suitably engrossed : 

(.kano Lodge of Canada, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons 
to Most Worshipful Brother Hugh .Murray, Past 
Grand Master : 

Dear Sir and Most Worshipful Brother,— The names of the 
Past Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Canada are household words 
throughout our jurisdiction, and they have been and are justly respected 
and esteemed for their many excellencies, both of head and heart, and it 
must be gratifying to you, Most Worshipful Sir, to realize the fact that 
your own name is added to the list, and that you are held " second to 
none " of your illustrious predecessors in the love and esteem of your 
brethren. The indomitable zeal, untiring energy and devotion, sound 
judgment, just administration and invariable courtesy which characterized 
your every act during the two years of your " supreme command," not only 
added to the prestige of our Grand Lodge, but pointed you out as a 
deserving and worthy recipient of the unbounded personal love and regard 
of the whole Craft. To express these feelings in some tangible manner, it 
was unanimously ordered by Grand Lodge, upon your retirement from 
office last July, that a committee be appointed to " select and present " to 
you a suitable testimonial as a token of the respect and esteem in which you 
are held, and as a memorial of the appreciation by the Craft of the ability 
which distinguished your career as Grand Master. It is with unfeigned 
pleasure we now endeavor to carry out the wishes and views of the 
brethren, and in name and on behalf of the Grand Lodge of Canada offer 
for your acceptance this jewel, and this regalia of a Past Grand Master, and 
to add the unqualified assurance, which doubtless will be far more 
pleasing and more gratifying to you than either jewel or regalia, that in 
the estimation of the fraternity you did (to quote the words of your own 
able address to Grand Lodge at its last Communication) " in all things 
conscientiously discharge the important duties of chief ruler in the Craft 
and Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge," and that you 
are " secure in the affection and esteem of the brethren." That you may 
be long spared to aid and assist us by your sage counsel and matured 
experience, and that the G. A. O. T. U. may bless you in your " basket 
and your store," is but the echo of the sentiments and leelings of all your 
brethren in this jurisdiction. 
Yours fraternally. 

E. Mitchell, \ 

J. J. Mason, V Committee. 

Gavin Stewart, J 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 1 89 

To which M. W. Bro. Murray replied as under : — 

BRETHREN,— With all my heart I thank you, the Committee appointed 
to select and present to me a testimonial from the Grand Lodge, for the 
choice you have made. The regalia of a Past Grand Master with which 
you have clothed me, and the jewel with which you have invested me, are 
appropriate and most acceptable gifts — gifts which will be worn by me 
with pride, not on account of the rank which they represent, but because 
they are the evidence of the appreciation of the Grand Lodge, and because 
of the friendly words with which the presentation is accompanied. On 
proper occasions I will wear them, and will endeavor to wear them 
worthily, in imitation of the illustrious brethren who have preceded me 
in the office of Grand Master, and I will be reminded by these emblems 
of my duties to the Craft. The sentiments contained in the address, 
which you have couched in such kindly language, and had so tastefully 
engrossed in this handsome volume, will be ever with me, engraved on 
my heart ; and will be to me not a description of the man you have found 
me, but rather of the ideal Mason it is your desire I should be, and which, 
by the help of the Grand Architect of the universe, I will endeavor to 
become. This volume will be highly prized by my wife and children, 
being to them the estimate in which their husband and father is held in the 
esteem of his brethren. From the remarks which have been made, as well 
as from the address, I recognize the reviewers of my Masonic career as 
most friendly critics, otherwise much of the praise which has been so 
lavishly bestowed would have been more sparingly dispensed, but I 
gratefully accept the assurances that my Masonic conduct and my official 
acts are approved. An eminent Masonic writer has said that in youth we 
think life is much too long for that which we have to learn and do, but 
when in after years we halt and look back along the way we have come 
and balance our accounts with time and opportunity, we find that we have 
made life much too short, and thrown away a large portion of our time. 
Halting here, I feel that in comparison with my opportunities I have done 
my little for Freemasonry, and that it is true only, in a very limited sense, 
that I have been zealous and devoted. Looking back, I see much to regret, 
many opportunities for doing good lost, much time which should have 
been usefully employed wasted. Still it is gratifying, having within me a 
consciousness of an honest intention to perform my duties, to receive 
evidence that my imperfections have been overlooked, that the broad 
mantle of Masonic charity has been thrown over my shortcomings, and 
that my brethren have for me words of commendation. It is also 
gratifying to me that the presentation is made in my mother Lodge, and 
that the Committee of Grand Lodge are my oldest and truest friends. 
You, Brother Mitchell, were the Master of this Lodge at the time of my 
admission into the Order, and it was to you I was apprenticed. It was 
from you I received instruction, encouragement, counsel. It was you who 
afterwards became my model Mason, my model Master. It i^, you who 



190 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

have coiiK- to-night, at much risk, from a sick bed, to add the capsheaf to 
your work, and to honor your pupil. You, Brother Mason, entering the 
fraternity at the same time with myself, served your Lodge as Secretary, 
Warden and Master during the same years' I filled similar offices in this 
Lodge. At that time a strong friendship was formed, which has continued 
unbroken, and I am sure was never stronger than during the period we 
were more intimately associated as Grand Secretary and Grand Master. 
And you, Brother Stewart, who perhaps more than any other one have 
been my Masonic companion, my most trusted friend, for many years I 
have plodded on with you, side by side, through different degrees and 
rites, during labor and refreshment, bound to you by many ties ; but by 
none stronger than my devotion to you for your honest worth. When I 
look around and see this vast gathering of Craftsmen assembled to do 
honor to me, and remember that I am not only the recipient of a handsome 
testimonial, but am also the honored guest of Acacia Lodge, I am over- 
whelmed by the kindness and consideration of my brethren. It seems to 
me that I am continuously receiving favors and honors. I cast my eyes 
back three years to the time when, by the almost unanimous vote of the 
brethren of this vast jurisdiction, I was elected to fill the highest office. I 
can never forget the welcome home, nor the meeting held shortly after, 
when the members of all the city Lodges assembled to rejoice with my 
mother Lodge that her son had been so honored, and Hamilton for the 
first time in the history of Masonry, had had one of its citizens elected 
Grand Master Mason. At that time a congratulatory address was presented 
and a banquet was provided, and now after occupying the Grand East for 
two terms, on retiring from office, my mother Lodge again at much 
expense, provides a grand entertainment, and places me under yet another 
obligation. Brethren, I am deeply grateful, not only to you, but also 
to all the brethren present. Many of you, Past Grand Master Klotz and 
othirrs, have come considerable distances, and at personal inconvenience 
and expense, and I will only add that it will be the endeavor of, my whole 
life to so live and act as to continue to merit your good opinion. 

Your Committee will only add that a more pleasing and 
gratifying privilege could not have been accorded to them, and 
that the assistance of, and cordial reception and entertainment 
by Acacia Lodge, was thoroughly and heartily appreciated by 
the members of your Committee. 

Fraternally submitted. 

E. Mitchell, 

Chairman, 

, , . V Committee, 

J. J. Mason, t 



I 



Gavin Stewart, 



\\M\I COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 191 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. E. Mitchell, seconded by R. 
W. Bro. J. J. Mason, and 

Resolved, — That the Report on the presentation to M. W. Bro. Hugh 
Murray be received and adopted. 



THE REVISED CONSTITUTION. 
The consideration of the proposed new Book of Constitution, 
as printed in the proceedings of 1886 — pages 149 to 202, 
was then proceeded with, clause by clause, resulting in its 
adoption with the exception of the following clauses which 
were amended, and now read as follows : — 

3. The Grand Master or presiding officer, at the Annual 
Communication, shall appoint twelve scrutineers, not being 
Grand Lodge officers, or brethren nominated for Grand 
Lodge office, or members of the Board of General 
Purposes, whose duty 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. 

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. 
'' Registrar 
" 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. 



K)j GR \ v -l> LODGE OF CANADA. 

6. The following officers shall be appointed by the Grand 
Master, viz. : — 
The Very Worshipful Grand Senior Deacon. 



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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 Masters. 

District Deputy Grand Master, Erie District, No. 1 

" " " " St. Clair « " 2 

« 11 London " " 3 

" South Huron " " 4 

" " " North Huron " " 5 

ci i< <t Wilson " " 6 

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" " " " Hamilton " " 8 

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ic 11 11 Niagara " " 10 

ci 11 cc <c Toronto " "n 

11 u Ontario " " 12 

" " " " Prince Edward " " 13 

" " " " Frontenac " " 14 

" " " " St. Lawrence " " 15 

11 <' « ci Ottawa " "16 

" " " " Algoma " "17 

Past District Deputy Grand Masters. 

Grand Senior Warden. 
Past Grand Senior Wardens. 

Grand Junior Warden. 
Past Grand Junior Wardens. 

Grand Chaplain. 
Past Grand Chaplains. 

Grand Treasurer. 
Past Grand Treasurers. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKV1LLE, 5887. 193 

Grand Registrar. 
Past Grand Registrars. 

Grand Secretary. 
Past Grand Secretaries. 

Grand Senior Deacon. 
Past Grand Senior Deacons. 

Grand Juviior Deacon. 
Past Grand Junior Deacons. 

Grand Superintendent of Works. 
Past Grand Superintendents of Works. 

Grand Director of Ceremonies. 
Past Grand Directors of Ceremonies. 

Assistant Grand Secretary. 
Past Assistant Grand Secretaries. 

Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies. 
Past Assistant Grand Directors of Ceremonies. 

Grand Sword Bearer. 
Past Grand Sword Bearers. 

Grand Organist. 
Past Grand Organists. 

Grand Pursuivants. 
Past Grand Pursuivants. 

Grand Stewa'rds. 
Past Grand Stewards. 

Grand Standard Bearers. 
Past Grand Standard Bearers. 

The Masters, Past Masters, and Senior and Junior Wardens of 
warranted lodges, in the order of the numbers of their 
respective lodge warrants. 

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, an 
honorary 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 as it 
may deem appropriate. 

13. B. Any resident of the Province of Ontario, who during 
such residence has been installed into Masonry by any body 
beyond this jurisdiction without the permission of grand 
master, shall not be entitled to masonic privileges except upon 
such terms as shall be imposed by the grand master. 

14. No member of the grand lodge shall attend therein 
without his proper jewel and clothing, nor wearing any jewel 
not recognized by the grand lodge. 



1 94 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

17. The annual communication of the grand lodge shall be 
holden on the third 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. 

24. E. Grand lodge books of account shall be closed on the 
thirty-first day of May in each year, and at the first meeting 
thereafter of the board of general purposes the accounts and 
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 before the twenty-fourth day of June 
in each year. 

24. F. This clause was struck out. 

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 deposited by 
him in the bank with which grand lodge keeps its account, 
receiving therefor a deposit voucher in duplicate, one of 
which shall be retained by himself and the other shall be for- 
warded without delay to the grand treasurer. 

24. H. This clause was struck out. 

24. I. This clause was struck out. 

24. L. This clause was struck out. 

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 constitu- 
tion ; to relieve a brother from masonic disability by reason of 
his being a member of a lodge which has been suspended ; to 
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 masonic clothing ; to elect officers at 
a time other than that fixed by the by-laws ; to elect and 
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 constitu- 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 195 

tion ; 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 a 
candidate who is under twenty-one years of age ; to initiate 
without fee a person proposed to act as a serving brother. 

41. A. This clause was struck out. 

43. The district deputy grand master for each district shall 
be elected by a majority of the past masters and representa- 
tives 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. If a brother who is master of a lodge is elected as 
district deputy grand master, his election shall, ipso facto, 
operate to vacate his election as master, and a new election 
shall be held by the lodge. 

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. 

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 the lodge or brother who shall refuse to 
comply with such order, and shall immediately report the cir- 
cumstances to the grand master. 

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 summons be 
not complied with, nor a sufficient reason given for non-com- 
pliance, a peremptory summons shall be issued, and in case 
of contumacy, he may suspend the Lodge or brother, and he 
shall immediately report the circumstances to the grand 
master. 

61. The grand registrar shall be elected and invested at the 
annual communication. 

63. The grand master may, by a written document, direct 
the grand registrar to take charge of any district for which 
there is not a district deputy grand master ; and he shall 
thereby be empowered to perform all the functions of a district 
deputy grand master. 

65. The grand secretary is to sign and certify all instruments 
from grand lodge under seal or otherwise; to issue summonses 



196 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

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 of grand lodge, and all 
such other papers and documents as may be ordered either by 
the grand master, by grand lodge or by the board of general 
purposes ; to notify all private lodges annually of all expelled, 
suspended and restored members ior 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 hereinbefore directed, and annually report the 
amount received, and generally to perform all other duties 
appertaining to his office. He shall give bonds in some 
guarantee company, to be approved by the board of general 
purposes, to the amount of five thousand dollars, for the 
faithful performance of his duties. The fee for such bonds 
shall be paid by grand lodge. 

65 A. This clause was struck out. 

66. This clause was struck out. 

67. This clause was struck out. 

68. The grand deacons, grand superintendent of works, 
director of ceremonies, assistant secretary, assistant director of 
ceremonies, sword bearer, organist, assistant organist, pursui- 
vant, 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 
communications of grand lodge. 

69. This clause was struck out. 

70. The grand director of ceremonies, in addition to his 
other duties, has the care, during the session of grand lodge, 
of the regalia, clothing, insignia and jewels belonging to grand 
lodge. 

71. The Grand Pursuivant shall preserve order in the 
porch at every meeting of grand lodge, and., with the assist- 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 1 97 

ance of the brethren nominated for attendance there, see that 
none except those that are qualified and who are clothed in 
their proper clothing and jewels, and have signed their names 
to the accustomed papers, and are in all respects entitled to 
admission, be admitted 

72. The 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 of Grand Lodge ; 
and they shall collect the ballots and balloting lists and 
deliver them to the scrutineers. 

73. This clause was struck out. 

74. This clause was struck out. 

78. The board shall consist of the grand master, past grand 
master of the grand lodge of Canada, deputy grand master 
(who shall be ex officio president of the board), the district 
deputy grand master of each masonic district, the two grand 
wardens, and twenty other members, ten of who shall be 
appointed by the grand master and the remaining ten shall be 
elected by the grand lodge, the whole twenty to be selected 
from among the actual masters and past masters of the lodges. 
Members thus elected and appointed shall hold office for two 
years. Not more than two members of the same lodge can 
be appointed or elected for the same board ; but this shall not 
disqualify any -past master being a subscribing member and 
master of another lodge from being elected for and represent- 
ing the lodge of which he is worshipful master. One-half of 
the members, both appointed and elected, who have served 
for two years, as hereinbefore provided, must go out of office 
at each annual communication. Retiring members are eligible 
for re-appointment or re-election. 

89. The members of the board shall be in masonic clothing 
when they proceed to the investigation of any charge or 
complaint. 

92. The board may summon the grand treasurer, grand 
registrar, 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. This clause was struck out. 

97. On the day preceding 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 communication for the 



198 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

purpose of guarding, with the assistance of the grand pur- 
suivant, against the admission of any but those who are 
qualified and properly clothed and are in all respects entitled 
to admission. The three brethren so appointed shall be 
assisted by three grand stewards of the year. 

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, a director of cere- 
monies and an organist ; and they shall severally hold office 
until their successors respectively have been regularly elected 
or appointed and installed or invested 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 and 
the election confirmed, he shall be duly installed in the chair 
according to ancient usage. But if a lodge be desirous of invest- 
ing its worshipful master with the privilege of appointing the 
wardens and secretary, it can do so by a special by-law made 
to that effect, which must be sanctioned by a two-thirds 
majority of the members present, at a meeting regularly 
convened for the consideration thereof. 

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 
business of the lodge, except the auditors ; and he shall invest, 
or cause to be invested, the elected and appointed officers. 
If a lodge be desirous of electing the senior and junior 
deacons and inner guard, it can do so by a special by-law made 
to that effect, which must be sanctioned by a two-thirds 
majority of the members present at a meeting convened for 
the consideration thereof. If a lodge be desirous of electing 
all of its officers, it can do so by a special by-law made to that 
effect, which must be sanctioned by a two-thirds majority of 
the members present, at a meeting convened for the consider- 
ation thereof. 

115. No private lodge shall make a mason for a less con- 
sideration than twenty dollars, nor on any pretence remit or 
defer the payment of any part of this sum. This is not to 
extend to the making of a person who is to be a serving 
brother, who may be initiated without payment of any fee, 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE. 5887. 199 

provided that a dispensation from the grand master or district 
deputy grand master be first obtained. 

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 justified or countenanced. In order to preserve this 
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 practiced or 
administered in any private lodge. No other work than the 
authorized work shall be allowed to be practiced or admin- 
istered in any private lodge unless said lodge can shew, to the 
satisfaction of the most worshipful the grand master, that it is 
entitled to continue the work in any other form as a condition 
of its having submitted to the jurisdiction of this grand lodge. 

142. C. This clause was made 143 A. 

145. A. This clause was struck out. 

145. B. This clause was struck out. 

145. D. This clause was struck out. 

152. The tyler is to see that every member or visitor has 
signed his name to the attendance book, and that he is properly 
clothed before entering the lodge. 

157. No brother shall violate the secrecy of the ballot on 
candidates for initiation or membership, by stating how he 
voted or intended to vote, or by endeavoring to ascertain how 
a brother voted, or by revealing a brother's vote. 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. C. Whenever a member of any private lodge shall resign, 
or whenever at a future time he may require it, he shall be 
furnished with a certificate of his standing ; and should he be 
indebted to the lodge, the certificate must state the fact. In 
case of loss of a certificate of standing, a duplicate thereof 
may be issued. 

157. D. The certificate of standing must be produced, to- 
gether with the application for membership, to the lodge of 
which the brother in whose favor the certificate is issued 
desires to become a joining member. Such 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 certificate of standing, apply to that lodge 



200 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

for restoration, in the usual manner, as laid down in the 
regulations for the government of masonic trials. 

158. B. This clause was struck out. 

160. Any brother who may have rendered any service to 
the craft in general, or to any particular private lodge, may, by 
a three-fourths vote of the members present 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. 

164. A. When an applicant for initiation residing within this 
jurisdiction has his place of residence nearer to a lodge in 
another jurisdiction than to a private lodge within this juris- 
diction, 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. 

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 commit- 
tee of inquiry, or the ballot. Every candidate must be free- 
born, and his own master, and, at the time of his initiation, be 
known to be in reputable circumstances. He shall be a lover 
of the liberal arts and sciences, 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 Master, Wardens and Brethren of Lodge, 

No. , on the Register of the Grand Lodge of Canada, in the 

Province of Ontario : 

I, , of 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 1 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 prior to the date of my present application. 

Witness my hand this day of , A. L. 58 — . 

Recommended by 

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166. B. This clause was struck out. 

166. H. Before declaring the result of the ballot, the ballot- 



VNNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 201 

box shall be placed on the altar for examination by any mem- 
ber of the lodge. The result of the ballot having been 
declared by the master, no further ballot upon the same subject 
is admissible. 

170. B. This clause was struck out. 

178 A. 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 benevo- 
lent fund for himself or his family, nor be entitled to any 
masonic privileges whatever, except that he shall be permitted 
to visit any private lodge. 

178. A. This clause was struck out. 

178. B. This clause was struck out. 

178. C This clause was struck out. 

178. D. This clause was struck out. 

178. E. This clause was struck out. 

178. F. This clause was struck out. 

178. 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 
received 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. 

178- H. All grand lodge certificates shall be issued by the 
grand Secretary with the seal of grand lodge attached, and 
shall be in such form as the board of general purposes may 
from time to time direct. 

183. A. The following certificates may be issued by a private 
lodge : — 

A certificate of standing of a brother who resigns his mem- 
bership, such certificate is to state the fact whether the brother 



202 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

is indebted to that lodge or not ; a duplicate of such certifii ate 
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. 

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. 

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 grand lodge certificate, two dollars. 

For a past master's certificate, one dollar. 

For every person initiated in a lodge, one dollar registration 
fee. 

For every entered apprentice or fellowcraft 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. 

191. The following masonic clothing and insignia 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 clothing and insignia, 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 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 203 

with those degrees which are recognized and acknowledged 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, similar 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 inches deep, 
and an additional rosette on the fall 
or flap, and silver tassels. 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. 

The master and past 

masters of private 

lodges To 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 
severel 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 ribbon, half an 
inch broad, and of the same color as 
the lining and edging of the apron, or 
of silver. If grand officer, similar 
emblems of garter- blue or gold. 

Grand ste7vards, present 

and past Aprons of same dimensions, lined 

with crimson, edging of the same 
color, three and a-half inches, bound 
with silver and silver tassels. 
Other grand officers of 
grand lodge, present 

and past Aprons of same dimensions, lined with 

garter blue, edging of the same color, 
three and a-half inches, bound with 



204 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

gold and gold tassels, with the em- 
blems of their offices in gold or blue 
in the centre. 

District deputy grand 

masters Aprons to have the emblems of their 

office in gold, embroidered in the 
centre, and acacia and seven-eared 
wheat embroidered on the edging, 
one on each side. 

Deputy grand master. ..Apron to have the emblem of his 
office in gold embroidered in the 
centre, and the pomegranate and lotus 
. alternately embroidered on edging. 

Grand master Apron to be ornamented with the 

blazing sun embroidered in gold in 
the centre, on the edging the pome- 
granate 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, four 

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 past grand officers . .except past grand masters (who are 
entitled to wear chains), to wear the 
collars of their late offices, but without 
the pendent jewel, a similar but 
smaller jewel in enamel being worn 
on the breast. 

JEWELS. 

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. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKV1LLE, 5887. 205 

Past grand master A similar jewel, without the gold 

plate. 
Deputy grand master. ..The compasses and square united, 

with a five-pointed star in the centre. 
Past deputy grand masfer.The compasses and square only. 

District deputy grand 

master. The compasses and square united 

with a five-pointed star in the centre, 
the whole to be placed within a circle, 
on which the name of the district is 
to be engraved. 
Past district deputy 

grand master The same, omitting the five-pointed 

star in the centre. 
Gra?id senior warden . . The level 
Grand junior warden... The plumb. 

Grand chaplai?i A book on a triangle. 

Grand treasurer A chased key. 

Grand registrar A scroll. 

Grand secretary Cross pens, with a tie. 

Grand deacons Dove and olive branch. 

Grand superintendent of 

works A semi-circle protractor. 

Grand director of cere- 
monies Cross rods. 

Assistant ditto Cross rods. 

Grand sword bearer . . .Cross swords. 

Grand organist A lyre. 

Grand pursuivant Arms of the grand lodge, with rod and 

sword crossed. 

The jewels of the grand chaplain, treasurer, registrar, secre- 
tary, 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, and an ear of corn ; and of the grand junior 
deacon, assistant 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 corn- 
ucopia between the legs of a pair of compasses, extended 
upon an irradiated gold plate, within a circle, on which is en- 



2o6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

graven, " grand lodge of ancient, free and accepted Masons of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario." 

Grand tyler The sword in a circle, on which is 

engraven, "the grand lodge of Can- 
ada, grand tyler." 

All the above jewels to be of gold or gilt. 
Master of private lodges. The square. 

Past masters The square and the diagram of the 

47th prob., 1st book Euclid, engraven 
on a silver plate pendent within it. 

Senior warden The level. 

Junior warden The plumb. 

Chaplain A book on a triangle. 

Treasurer The key. 

Secretary The cross pens. 

.Deacons The dove. 

Director of ceremonies . .The cross rods. 

Organist The lyre. 

Imier guard The cross swords. 

Steward The cornucopia. 

Tyler The sword. 

All the above jewels are to be of silver. 

In the grand lodge, and on all occasions where the grand 
officers appear in their official capacities, they shall wear the 
following regalia : 

Grand master Chain over blue collar, gauntlets and 

apron, all bound and embroidered, 
and jewel. 

Deputy grand master. ..Chain over blue collar, gauntlets and 
apron, all bound and embroidered, 
and jewel. 

District deputy grand 

master Blue collar, gauntlets, apron, all 

bound and embroidered, and jewel. 
Senior and junior grand 
wardens, chaplain, 
treasurer, registrar, 

secretary Blue collar, gauntlets, apron, all bound, 

and jewel. 

All other grand officers..B\ue collar and apron, all bound, and 
jewel. 



\XNUAL COMMUNICATION, RROCKVILLE, 5887. 207 

t 93. 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 
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 tljan 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. If, in 
the opinion of the grand master, the recommendation of the 
nearest lodge or lodges be unreasonably withheld, he shall 
have power to waive such recommendation. 

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 dis- 
pensation and seeking a warrant has provided itself with 
suitable furniture and regalia. 

MASONIC TRIALS. 

The same as in the 1885 edition of the book of constitu- 
tion, except that the following clauses is added — next after 
" undue solicitation of candidates " — namely : 

Using a masonic emblem as a trade mark or business sign. 

CEREMONY OF LAYING A FOUNDATION STONE. 

Insert "grand registrar with his bag" after "past grand 
registrars." 

The Grand Lodge was called from labor to refreshment, to 
meet again on Thursday, the 14th July, at 10 o'clock, fore- 
noon. 



208 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Thursday, 14th July, A. D. 1887. 

The Grand Lodge resumed labor at 10.30 a. m. 

present : 

M. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, 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 359 Lodges on 
the Grand Register, 2 1 1 Lodges are represented by their duly 
qualified officers, 93 Lodges are represented by proxy, and 52 
Lodges are unrepresented. The total number of votes entitled 
to be cast at this meeting is 978. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

R. Hendry, Jr., ] 

R. B. Hungerford, V Committee. 

T. W. Sparham, ) 

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 Proxies 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 $5,000 be taken from the general funds of 
Grand Lodge, and placed to the credit of the Fund of Benevolence, Cur- 
rent Account. 



REPORT ON ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER. 

R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, on behalf of the Board, pre- 
sented and read the following 

report : 

It must be a matter of sincere satisfaction to every earnest 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVIIXE, 5887. 209 

Mason that the address of the Most Worshipful the Grand Mas- 
ter, on the occasion of our present meeting, should be opened 
by a statement of the uninterrupted success and prosperity of the 
Craft in this Province. In that success and prosperity we find 
an assurance not only of the intrinsic worth of Masonry and 
its principles, but of the zeal and earnestness and diligence 
with which the brethren of all degrees have labored to promote 
its divine teachings. May we not assure ourselves that never 
in the history of the world has any other secular organization 
illustrated the combination of great objects, with earnestness 
in their pursuit, in an equal degree with Masonry. 

The loyal reference of the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master to Her Majesty the Queen, ought to call forth an 
enthusiastic response from the brethren, not only in this 
jurisdiction but throughout the world. 

Our beloved Sovereign, surrounded as she is by our atmos- 
phere of Masonry, would seem to regulate her life and govern 
her actions by Masonic precepts. What an answer it is to 
those who allege that Masonry is disloyal and revolutionary in 
its teachings, that those, whose interests are in the highest 
degree dependent upon loyalty and stable and wise govern- 
ment, should become members of our Order ; and that we 
should find among the princes, the judges and the soldiers of 
the Empire, a band of Masons prepared to maintain to the 
last the integrity of the free institutions under which we live. 

As a body, one of whose objects it is to encourage the study 
of the liberal arts and sciences, we may congratulate ourselves 
that we live in a reign, the fifty years of which have seen the 
introduction and development of the most marvelous 
scientific improvements ; that in our age thoughts can be 
flashed from shore to shore of the vast ocean ; that we have 
lived to see the steam vessel ploughing her way through the 
deep, in defiance of the winds and tides ; and that we can 
travel from one side to the other of our vast continent with a 
speed which fifty years ago was beyond conception. Masonry 
is in the most perfect harmony and sympathy with all these 
improvements, and indeed its principles will be appreciated 



210 ID LODGI "i CAN IDA. 

and valued in proportion to the progress of civilization and 

refinement. 

The Board cordially recommend to Grand Lodge the 
suggestion of the M. W. the Grand Master, that an address be 
presented by our body to Her Majesty in this auspicious 
year, congratulating her on her long and glorious reign. 

It is satisfactory to know that our relations with foreign 
Lodges are of the most kindly and fraternal character, and 
that they are looking to us as a model business organization. 
It is to be hoped that this assurance will be taken to heart by 
those who think our organization defective, and that we will 
take a pride in maintaining the reputation which we have 
acquired. 

The Board approve of the appointments as Grand Repre- 
sentatives made by the M. W. the G. M. during the past year, 
while they sincerely mourn the deaths of some of our dis- 
tinguished brethren which made some changes necessary. 
The memory of R. W. Bros. Burns and Cambie will be cher- 
ished by the brethren with feelings of love and respect. They 
were earnest and zealous Masons. The Board also sincerely 
regret the death of M. W. Bro. Gurney, of the Grand Lodge 
of Illinois, who was always a welcome visitor amongst us. 

The Masonic Conventions, to which reference has been 
made by the M. W. the G. M., will, if continued, serve the 
three-fold purpose of increasing Masonic knowledge, settling 
Masonic jurisprudence, and ensuring harmony in the systems of 
the great Masonic bodies having jurisdiction in the several 
States of America and the Provinces of Canada. The Board 
echo the hope of the G. M. that the next meeting will take 
place in Toronto, and they cordially endorse the Grand 
Master's invitation to the American brethren to visit that city. 

The organization known as the General Masonic Relief 
Association seems to be of such importance as to deserve the 
special attention and hearty support of Grand Lodge. The 
evil sought to be cured by it is one of considerable magnitude, 
and its continuance is calculated to do us injury. 

The Board regret very much that the health of the M. VV. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887 211 

the G. M. has not been such as to permit him to do all that he 
desired to do during the past year. The brethren generally, 
however, are fully aware of his zeal and earnestness, and of 
the time and labor which he has devoted to Masonic matters, 
and they have an abiding faith that he will always, to the 
extent to which the Great Architect of the Universe will per- 
mit him, do his utmost to promote the interests of our Order. 

The Board heartily endorse the action of the Grand Master 
with respect to our Ritual. It is to be hoped that this action 
will have the result of securing certainty and uniformity in the 
working of the Lodges. 

The Board concur in the ruling of the Grand Master with 
respect to Royal Solomon Mother Lodge, and desire to 
express their satisfaction with the action taken by the Grand 
Master in the matter of invasion of jurisdiction (referred to in 
his address), and the prompt and satisfactory response to his 
representation made by the G. M. of the G. L. of Quebec. 

The remarks of the M. W. the Grand Master with respect 
to the admission of visitors to Lodges deserve the earnest 
attention of every brother. Too much latitude in this matter 
has prevailed hitherto ; and the case particularly referred to 
illustrates in a very marked manner the evils resulting from a 
relaxation of the safeguards created to prevent imposture. 
The Board also concur in the remarks of the G. M. respecting 
joint processions and canvassing for members. 

A very pleasing paragraph of the Grand Master's address is 
that in which he speaks of the efficient manner in which the 
D. D. G Ms. have done their duty during the past year. The 
burden laid upon the shoulders of those officers is great — so 
great, indeed, that brethren engaged in active business who 
have accepted the position have sometimes been unable to 
fulfil its duties. It is, however, most cheering to observe that 
the efficiency of the D. D. G. Ms., and their appreciation of 
their obligations, has increased year by year. Few who have not 
passed through this office have any adequate idea of the 
amount of labor involved in a thorough inspection of the 
Lodges in a District. All honor, then, to those who wiihout 



GRAND LODGfc OF CANADA. 

:ting their ordinary avocations have devoted their time 
and interests to the improvement of their brethren. 

The Board cordially approve of the action of the M. W. the 
Grand Master in recommending the sending of the sum of 
$400 out of the funds of Grand Lodge for the relief of the 
sufferers by the Charleston earthquake. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

R T. Walk em. 
Chairman oj Sub- Committee on the Grand Master's Address. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, seconded by 

M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, and 

Resolved, — That the Report of the Board on the Address 0/ the 
M. W. the Grand Master, be received and adopted. 

Whereupon the M. W. the Grand Master appointed the 

following Committee to prepare an address to the Queen, viz : 

M. W. Bros. D. Spry and Hugh Murray and R. W. Bro. 

R. T. Walkem. 

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 : — W. Bros. W. 
McGiverin, A. B. Munson, Arthur Dennis, W. F. Boardman, 
John Chapman, A. E. Cooper, T. W. Ford, Geo. H. Luscomb, 
Malcolm Gibbs, W. H. Bennett, W. L. Underwood and John 
Sharp. 

The scrutineers having reported, the following brethren 
were declared duly elected as office-bearers for the ensuing 
term, viz : — 

M. W. Bro. Hy. Robertson, LL. B., Collingwood, Grand Master. 

R. " " R. T. Walkem, Q. C, Kingston, Deputy Grand Master. 

11 a 11 A.W.Porte, London, Grand Senior Warden. 

G. G. Rowe, M. D., Parkdale, Grand Junior Warden. 

ii u ii Rev. C.L.Worrell, M.A., Morrisburg, Grand Chaplain. 

" " " E. Mitchell, Hamilton, Grand Treasurer. 

11 .1 ii jj. Derbyshire, Brockville, Grand Registrar. 

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

And by an open vote of Grand Lodge, 
Bro. John H. Pritchard, Toronto, Grand Tyler. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 213 



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 : — 



R. W. Bro. R. M. Stuart, 

" •' " Jas. Newell, M.D., 

' C. N. Spencer, 

•• " •■ C. McLellan, 

E. E. Wade, 

J. C. Hegler, 

" •• " Andrew Jardine, 

" " " Geo. Russell, 

Henry Jennings, 

•• " " C. G. McDermott, 
<« " " E. T. Malone, 
•• ■■ " Benj. Shortley, 
11 i. .. \\'m. Smeaton, 
•• " " Fred Welch, 
" " " John M. Sinclair, 
it .. >* David Taylor, 
A. W. Thompson, 



Dresden, 

Wyoming. 

London, 

Stratford, 

Brussels, 

Ingersoll, 

Hespeler, 

Hamilton, 

Penet'nguishene 

St. Catharines, 

Toronto, 

Peterborough, 

Belleville, 

Kingston, 

Delta, 

Ottawa, 

Port Arthur, 



Erie 

St. Clair 
London 
South Huron 
North Huron 
Wilson 
Wellington 
Hamilton 
.Georgian 
Niagara 
Toronto 

Ontario 

Prince Edward 

Frontenac 
St. Lawrence 

Ottawa 

Algoma 



Dis 



No. 1 

2 

" 3 

•• 4 

" 5 

'• 6 

" 7 

» 8 

" 9 

" 10 

•' 11 

" 12 

' 13 

" H 

" 15 

'• 16 

.< I? 



BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 
The scrutineers having reported, the following brethren were 
declared duly electeo members of the Board of General Pur- 
poses for the ensuing term, viz. : — 

R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson, Toronto. 
•' " " J. F. H. Gunn, Walkerton. 

• " " D. McLellan, Hamilton. 

• •• " Donald Ross, Picton. 

" •• " Hy. Macpherson, Owen Sound. 

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. \V. Bro. F. C. Martin, 
•• " " F. J. Menet, 
• « " J. H. Burritt, 
' J. E. Harding, 



Woodstock. 
Toronto. 
Pembroke. 
Stratford. 



L. II. Henderson, Belleville, 



214 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

NEXT ANNUAL COMMUNICATION. 

On motion it was resolved that the next Annual Communi- 
cation of Grand Lodge be held at the City of Toronto. 

REMUNERATION OF GRAND TREASURER. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Wm. Forbes, seconded by 
V. W. Bro. C E. Klutz, and 

Resolved,— That the thanks of Grand Lodge be tendered to the R. W. 
the Grand Treasurer for his efficient services during the past ten years, and 
that antil otherwise ordered, the sum of two hundred dollars per annum 
be paid to that officer. 

CONCURRENT JURISDICTION. 

It was moved by W. Bro. J. K. Leslie, seconded by W. 
Bro. J. H. Mackenzie, and 

Resolved, — That York Lodge, No. 156, be granted concurrent jurisdic- 
tion over the territory as far southerly as the present northerly limits of 
the City of Toronto. 

RESOLUTION RE "HEALING" RESCINDED. 

It was moved by M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, seconded by 

M. W. Bro. D. Spry, and 

Resolved, — That the following clause in the Report of the Board of 
General Purposes on Jurisprudence, adopted in 1883, be rescinded, viz.: 

•' Several Lodges having applied to the M. \V. the Grand Master for 
" permission to heal and affiliate certain persons who claim to have been 
" initiated in irregular or clandestine Lodges since the meeting of Grand 
" Lodge in 1879. He has declined to grant the permission asked, holding 
" that the resolution of Grand Lodge in 1877 would not apply to these 
" cases, and has referred the matter to the Board. 

" The Board consider that persons in the position of those above 
" mentioned should be regarded in the same light as others who are not 
" Masons, and should petition Lodges in the same way ; and if accepted 
" on the ballot, should be initiated in the same manner and on the same 
" conditions as any other person desirous of becoming a Mason." 

MEMORIAL FROM ST. JOHN'S LODGE, No. 20. 

The Grand Secretary presented a Memorial from St. John's 
Lodge, No. 20, London, when 

It was moved by V. W. Bro. M. D. Dawson, seconded by 
VV. Bro. A. B. Greer, 

That the Grand Lodge is of the opinion that the document given to St. 
John's Lodge, No. 209, I. R., when taking out a charter at the organization 
of this Grand Lodge, subsequently No. 14, now No. 20, authorizing them 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887 215 

to continue the Irish work, was regular, and that the Grand Secretary be 
now instructed to fill in the Nos. left blank, initialing and dating it. 

It was moved in amendment by M. W. Bro. D. Spry, 

seconded by M. W. Bro. Jas Moffat, 

That the memorial be referred to the M. W. the Grand Master for con- 
sideration and decision. 

The amendment was put to the Grand Lodge .;nd declared 
carried. 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVE. 

R. W. Bro. E. T. Malone presented his Credentials as the 
Representative of the Grand Lodge of Dakota, which were 
accepted, and the Representative saluted with Grand Honors. 



INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS. 

M. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, assisted by M. W. Bros. 
Murray, Spry and Klotz, proceeded with the installation and 
investiture of the newly elected officers, who were proclaimed 
and saluted with the customarv Masonic honors. 



APPOINTED OFFICERS. 

At a subsequent date, the M. VV. the Grand Master was 
pleased to notify the Grand Secretary of the following appoint- 
ments to office for the ensuing year, viz.: 

V. 



\Y. 


Bro. Fred. F. Manley, 


Toronto, 


G. S. D. 




" John McLean Stevenson 


Barrie, 


G. J. D. 




" William Webster, 


Belleville, 


G. Supt. of W. 




" Jas. H. Finlay, 


Guelph, 


U. Dir. of Cer. 




" John Malloy, 


Hamilton, 


Asst. G. Sec'y. 




" Thomas Millman. 


Kingston, 


" G. D. of C 




" John A. Cowan, 


Toronto, 


G. S. B. 




■' John Callard, 


London, 


G. Organist. 




" James D. Wallis, 


Ottawa, 


Asst. G. Organist 




" Samuel Davison, 


Toronto, 


G. Pursuivant. 




" William A. Woolson, 


Ingersoll, 


G. Steward. 




" John A. C. Anderson, 


Ridgetown, 


G. 




" Thomas W. Chappie, 


Uxbridge, 


G. 




" John Shaw, 


Brussels, 


G. 




'• William Miller, 


Omemee, 


G. 




" John Mallon, 


Strathroy, 


G. 



2l6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



W. Bro 


Jeremiah I'. Thompson, 


Belleville, 


G. 


Steward. 


i< 


Alexander Irvine, 


London, 


(,. 


" 


., 


George M. Richardson, 


Tamworth, 


G. 


" 


« 


William T. Wilkinson, 


Woodstock, 


G. 


" 


.. 


William Melrose, 


Baden, 


G. 


" 


.. 


George B. Coy, 


St. Catharines, 


G. 


" 


" 


Geo, Reekie, 


Thornbury, 


G. 


Standard B 


.. 


David Barr, 


Renfrew, 


G. 


B 



VOTE OF THANKS. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Hy. Macpherson, seconded by 
M. W. Bro. D. Spry, and 

Resolved, — That the cordial thanks of the Grand Lodge are due, and 
are hereby heartily tendered to the Committee of Management of the 
Lodges of Brockville and vicinity, for the ample and satisfactory arrange- 
ments made for the holding of the present Annual Communication. 



NOTICES OF MOTION FOR NEXT ANNUAL 
COMMUNICATION. 

By R. W. Bro. J. H. Burritt,— That the Perth and Smith's 
Falls Lodges be restored to the Ottawa District, No. 16, 
and that the said District be relieved by the withdrawal 
therefrom of Hawkesbury and Plantagenet Lodges. 

By R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, — That Clause i57,D. 
(now Clause 202) be struck out of the Book of Consti- 
tution. 

By V. W. Bro. J. Parker Thomas,— That the City of 
Toronto be fixed as the permanent place of meeting of 
Grand Lodge. 

By W. Bro. C. C. Robinson, — That hereafter, all business, 
except that of balloting for candidates, initiating and pass- 
ing, be transacted in warranted Lodges in the third 
degree. 

By R. W. Bro. T. P. Smith, — That the words " but such 
plea shall not excuse the Lodge from voting upon the 
question of guilt or innocence," be struck out of Clause 
28, Masonic Trials, and the words " and thereupon 
sentence shall follow," be substituted therefor. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 21 7 

THE GRAND LODGE CLOSED. 

The business of Grand Lodge being ended, it was closed at 
7.10 p. m., in ample form. 
ATTEST. 




Grand Secretary. 



2iS GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

APPENDICES. 

GRAND SECRETARY'S STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS. 

Statement of moneys received by the Grand Secretary frum 
ist June, 1886, to 31st May, 1887. 



NAMES OF LODGES. 



$ Cts 



2 Niagara 26 75 

3 The Anc't St. John's. 75 00 

5 Sussex 95 25 

6 Barton 172 5° 

7 Union 39 75 

9 Union 38 25 

10 Norfolk 27 00 

11 Moira 77 75 

14 True Britons' 65 00 

15 St. George's 101 25 

16 St. Andrew's 116 75 

17 St. John's 41 25 

18 Prince Edward 81 50 

20 St. John's 93 00 

22 King Solomon's 78 5° 

23 Richmond . . 21 50 

24 St. Francis 3° 75 

25 Ionic 73 5° 

26 Ontario 43 00 

27 Strict Observance ... . 128 00 

29 United 22 25 

30 Composite 29 75 

31 Jerusalem 32 75 

32 Amity 17 5° 

33 Maitland 62 OO 

34 Thistle 30 00 

35 St. John's 

36 Welland 11 00 

37 King Hiram 73 5° 

38 Trent 47 75 

40 St. John's 153 00 

41 St. George's 32 25 

42 St. George's 61 75 

43 King Solomon's 55 00 

44 St. Thomas' 87 50 

45 Brant 50 50 

46 Wellington 56 00 

47 Great Western 77 25 

48 Madoc 59 00 

50 Consecon 26 00 

52 Dalhousie 2 00 

54 Vaughan 34 00 

55 Merrickville 29 25 

56 Victoria 46 00 



NAMES OK LODGES. 



$ cts. 



57 Harmony 37 00 

58 Doric 50 50 

61 Acacia 54 25 

62 St. Andrew's 15 50 

63 St. John's 54 5° 

65 Rehoboam 104 75 

66 Durham 14 50 

68 St. John's 71 75 

69 Stirling 82 50 

72 Alma 75 75 

73 St. James' 39 25 

74 St. James' .... 17 50 

75 St. John's 141 00 

76 Oxford 85 00 

77 Faithful Brethren 53 75 

78 King Hiram 76 25 

79 Simcoe 50 50 

80 Albion . . 24 00 

81 St. John's 42 00 

82 St. John's 17 50 

83 Beaver 39 5° 

84 Clinton 1 00 

85 Rising Sun 46 00 

86 Wilson 102 00 

87 Markham Union 17 co 

88 St. George's 55 75 

89 King Hiram 29 00 

90 Manito 55 00 

91 Colborne 26 50 

92 Cataraqui 68 00 

93 Northern Light 62 75 

94 St. Mark's 105 00 

96 Corinthian 46 25 

97 Sharon 1 1 50 

98 True Blue 36 50 

99 Tuscan 35 5° 

100 Valley 49 00 

101 Corinthian 45 75 

103 Maple Leaf 63 00 

104 St. John's 59 00 

105 St. Mark's 29 25 

106 Burford 66 00 

107 St. Paul's 5° 75 

109 Albion 49 00 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 219 

Grand Secretary's Report — [Continued.] 



NAMES OF LODGES. 



$ cts. 



1 10 Central 72 00 

1 1 3 Wilson 13 50 

1 14 Hope 38 00 

115 Ivy 44 00 

116 Cassia 17 50 

1 19 Maple Leaf 15 50 

120 Warren 22 50 

121 Doric 79 00 

122 Renfrew 26 00 

123 The Belleville 71 25 

125 Cornwall 13 75 

126 Golden Rule 32 00 

127 Franck 10 00 

128 Pembroke 87 00 

129 The Rising Sun 14 00 

131 St. Lawrence 14 50 

133 Lebanon Forest 38 75 

135 St. Clair 35 75 

136 Richardson 38 00 

137 Pythagoras 40 50 

139 Lebanon 27 00 

141 Tudor 24 75 

142 Excelsior 34 25 

143 Friendly Brothers..".. 18 00 

144 Tecumseh 47 00 

145 J- B. Hall 75 50 

146 Prince of Wales 40 50 

147 Mississippi 49 25 

148 Civil Service 32 50 

149 Erie 36 50 

150 Hastings 1 00 

151 The Grand River .... 70 50 

153 Burns 21 00 

154 Irving 30 50 

155 Peterboro' 60 50 

156 York 22 75 

157 Simpson 55 50 

158 Alexandra 9 75 

161 Percy 30 00 

164 Star in the East 38 00 

165 Burlington 30 00 

166 Went worth 37 25 

168 Merritt 49 75 

169 Macnab 3 1 50 

170 Britannia 50 50 

171 Prince of Wales 28 75 

172 Ayr 16 00 

1 74 Washington 1 00 

177 The Builders 57 75 

1 78 Plattsville 38 25 

1 79 Bothwell 

180 Speed 73 00 



NAMES OF LODGES. 



$ CtS. 



181 Oriental 11 50 

183 Prince Albert 14 00 

190 Belmont 20 25 

192 Orillia 50 50 

193 Scotland 25 75 

194 Petrolia 38 25 

195 The Tuscan 34 00 

196 Madawaska 83 25 

197 Saugeen 33 25 

200 St. Alban's i>5 00 

201 Leeds 37 00 

203 Irvine 31 00 

205 New Dominion 33 5° 

207 Lancaster 45 25 

209a St. John's 150 25 

212 Elysian 26 25 

215 Lake 2800 

217 Frederick 5 50 

218 Stevenson 52 25 

219 Credit 35 50 

220 Zeradatha 36 75 

221 Mountain 56 75 

222 Marmora 53 5° 

223 Norwood 46 75 

224 Zurich 23 75 

225 Bernard 38 75 

228 Prince Arthur 28 00 

229 Ionic , 64 50 

230 Kerr 76 00 

231 Lodge of Fidelity 17 75 

232 Cameron 28 25 

232 Doric 33 50 

234 Beaver 30 75 

235 Aldworth 32 75 

236 Manitoba 31 25 

237 Vienna 13 00 

238 Havelock 38 50 

239 Tweed 29 25 

241 Quinte 12 50 

242 Macoy 44 25 

243 St. George 28 25 

245 Tecumseh 99 50 

247 Ashlar 105 50 

249 Caledonian 27 50 

250 Thistle 37 50 

253 Minden 50 00 

254 Clifton 4075 

255 Sydenham 17 25 

256 Farran's Point 31 25 

257 Gait 93 75 

258 Guelph 69 50 

260 Washington 27 00 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Grand Secretary's Report— [Continued.] 



NAMES OK LODGES. 



$ Cts. 



261 Oak Branch .. .. 2 00 

262 Harriston 40 OO 

263 Forest 7150 

264 Chaudiere 37 75 

265 Patterson 28 00 

266 Northern light . . 8 00 

267 Parthenon 3' 75 

268 Verulam 24 25 

269 Brougham Union.... 22 00 

271 Wellington 23 75 

272 Seymour 32 00 

274 Kent . . 31 50 

276 Teeswater 21 25 

277 Seymour 25 00 

278 Mystic . . . . , 33 00 

279 New Hope 17 50 

280 Mount Sinai 40 50 

281 Thome 82 75 

282 Lome 20 00 

283 Eureka 33 00 

284 St. John's 30 75 

285 Seven Star 27 00 

286 Wingham 28 00 

287 Shuniah 71 00 

289 Doric 31 00 

290 Leamington 51 00 

291 Dufferin 25 00 

292 Robertson 44 50 

293 The Royal Solomon 

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294 Moore 28 00 

295 Conestogo 24 00 

296 Temple 24 00 

297 Preston 17 50 

299 Victoria 29 75 

300 Mount Olivet 24 00 

302 St. David's 8 00 

303 Blyth 48 50 

304 Minerva 21 OO 

305 Humber 18 00 

306 Durham 24 50 

307 Arkona 20 00 

309 Morning Star . 37 00 

311 Blackwood 29 75 

312 Pnyx 64 00 

313 Clementi 14 25 

314 Blair 23 50 

315 Clifford 1800 

316 Doric 76 75 

318 Wilmot 24 75 

319 Hiram 10 00 

320 Chest erville 49 75 



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322 North Star 58 00 

323 Alvinston 17 50 

324 Temple 31 00 

325 Orono 45 75 

326 Zetland 80 75 

327 The Hammond 15 50 

328 Ionic 19 50 

329 King Solomon 28 25 

330 Corinthian 58 25 

331 Fordwich 25 00 

332 Stratford 19 75 

334 Prince Arthur 51 00 

336 Highgate 15 75 

337 Myrtle 25 00 

338 Dufferin 15 00 

339 Orient 76 00 

340 St. John's 18 75 

341 Bruce 67 50 

342 Hiram 30 oo 

343 Georgina 32 75 

344 Merrill 2725 

345 Nilestown 18 25 

346 Occident 103 50 

348 Georgian 24 50 

349 Elgin 31 00 

350 Port Elgin 21 00 

352 Granite 29 00 

354 Brock 41 50 

356 River Park 22 50 

357 Waterdown 35 75 

358 Delaware Valley. . . . 49 00 

359 Vittoria 24 50 

360 Muskoka 34 50 

361 Waverley 69 75 

362 Maple Leaf 29 00 

363 Frontenac 21 00 

364 Dufferin 24 50 

366 Euclid 36 00 

367 St. George 102 75 

368 Salem 43 50 

369 Mimico 18 50 

370 Harmony 56 50 

371 Prince of Wales 4900 

372 Palmer 17 75 

373 Copestone 10 75 

374 Keene 20 00 

375 Lome 33 75 

376 Unity 20 50 

377 Lome 24 75 

378 King Solomon's 52 00 

379 Middlesex 28 00 



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NAMES OF LODGES. $ CtS. 

380 Union 128 50 

382 Doric 75 25 

383 Henderson 28 00 

384 Alpha 11- ^o 

386 McColl 6 00 

387 Lansdowne 16 25 

3SS Henderson 29 50 

389 Crystal Fountain 9 5° 

390 Florence 14 25 

391 Howard 1 00 

392 Huron 21 00 

393 Forest 45 00 

394 King Solomon 30 25 

395 Parvaim 25 25 

396 Cedar 31 25 

397 Leopold 39 5° 

399 Moffat 10 00 

400 Oakville 800 

402 Central 26 00 

403 Windsor 4800 



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406 The Spry 40 50 

407 Manitoulin 10 25 

408 Murray 33 5° 

409 Golden Rule 65 50 

410 Zeta 52 50 

411 Rodney 44 50 

412 Keystone 22 00 

413 Naphtali 38 25 

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" Maxville 2000 

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Miscellaneous 96 15 

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Dues 9>157 25 

Fees 1-379 5° 

Dispensations 144 00 

Warrants 50 00 

Constitutions 325 75 

Sundries 96 15 

Interest on General Fund 1.755 I2 

Intere=t on Asylum Fund 226 CO 

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LIST OF LODGES— BY DISTRICTS. 

ERIE DISTRICT, No. I (23.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. VV. Bro. R. M. Stuart, Dresden. 



No. 34, Thistle Amherstburg. 

, St. George 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. 

, McColl West Lome. 

, Florence Florence. 

, Howard Ridgetown. 

, Central Essex Centre. 

, Windsor Windsor. 

, Rodney Rodney. 

, Naphtali Tilbury Centre. 

ST. CLAIR DISTRICT, No. 2. (19.) 

I). 1). G. M.— R. W. Bro. Jas. Newell, M. D., Wyoming. 

No. 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. 



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270 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

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. 

U. D. Point Edward Point Edward. 

LONDON DISTRICT, No. 3. {29.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. C. N. Spencer, London. 

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. 

" 120, Warren Fingal. 

" 140, Malahide Aylmer. 

" 171, Prince of Wales Iona. 

" 176, Spartan Sparta. 

" 1 90, Belmont Belmont. 

" 1 95 . Tuscan London. 

" 209a,St. John's London. 

" 232, Cameron Wallacetown. 

" 259, Springfield Springfield. 

" 289, Doric Lobo. 

" 300, Mt. Olivet Thorndale. 

" 302, St. David's St. Thomas. 

" 33°> Corinthian London East. 

" 344, Merrill Dorchester Station. 

" 345, Nilestown Nilestown. 

" 349. Elgin St. Thomas. 

" 358, Delaware Valley Delaware. 

" 378, King Solomon's Petersville. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5S87. 27 I 

No. 379, Middlesex Bryanston. 

" 380, Union London. 

" 388, Henderson Ilderton. 

" 394, King Solomon Thamcsville. 

•■ 399, Moffat Harrietsville. 

SOUTH HURON DISTRICT, No. 4. (16.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. C. McLellan, Stratford. 

No. 33. Maitland Godench. 

73, St. James' St. Marys. 

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 Hill. 

303, Blyth Blyth. 

309, Morning Star Smith's Hill. 

318, Wilmot Baden. 

332, Stratford Stratford. 

NORTH HURON DISTRICT, No. 5. (15.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. \V. Bro. E. E. Wade, Brussels. 

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. 

" 33 > Fordwich Fordwich. 



272 GRAND L0DG1 iDA. 

No. 341, Bruce Tiverton. 

" 362, Maple Leaf Tara. 

" 393. Forest Chesley. 

" 396, Cedar Wiarton. 

wiI.soN DISTRICT, No. 6. (23.) 

I). D. G. M.— R. VV. 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. 

" 174, Walsingham Port Rowan. 

" 1 78, Plattsville Plattsville. 

" 181, Oriental Port Burvvell. 

" 193, Scotland Scotland. 

" 217, Frederick Delhi. 

" 2 37> Vienna Vienna. 

" 250, Thistle Embro. 

" 251, Oak Branch Innerkip. 

" 335, Langton Langton. 

" 359) Vittoria Vittoria. 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT, No. J. (20.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. XV. Bro. Andrew fardine, Hespeler. 

No. 72, Alma Gait. 

" 151, The Grand River Berlin. 

" 172, Ayr Ayr. 

" 180, Speed Guelph. 

" 200, St. Alban's Mount Forest. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, RROCKVILLE. 5887. 273 

No. 203, Irvine Elora. 

" 216, Harris Orangevilic 

" 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. 

HAMILTON DISTRICT, No. 8. (2 I.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. Geo. Russell, Hamilton. 

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. 

" 100, Valley Dundas. 

" 121, Doric Brantford 

" 135, St. Clair Milton. 

" 165, Burlington Burlington. 

" j 66, Wentworth Stcney Creek. 

" 219, Credit Georgetown. 

" 243, St. George St. George. 

272, Seymour Ancaster. 

" 291, Dufferin West Flamboro'. 

321, Walker Acton West. 

" 324, Temple Hamilton. 

" 357, Waterdown Waterdown. 



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\D LODGE OF CANADA. 



No. 382, Doric Hamilton. 

" 400, Oakville Oakville. 

GEORGIAN DISTRICT, No. 9. (24.) 

D. D. C. M. — R. W. Bro. Hy. Jennings, Penetanguishene. 



No. 79, Simcoe Bradford. 

St. George's Owen Sound. 

Manito Collingwood. 

Corinthian Barrie. 

True Blue Albion. 

Pythagoras Meaford. 

Orillia Orillia. 

Kerr Barrie. 

Beaver Clarksburg. 

Manitoba Cookstown. 

Caledonian Midland. 

Northern Stayner. 

Thome Orillia. 

Seven Star Alliston. 

Minerva Stroud. 

North Star Owen Sound. 

Prince Arthur Flesherton. 

Georgian Penetanguishene. 

Granite Parry Sound. 

Muskoka Bracebridge. 

Unity Huntsville. 

Lome Shelbume. 

Spry Beeton. 

Golden Rule Gravenhurst. 

NIAGARA DISTRICT, NO. IO. (22.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. C. G. McDermott, St. Catharines. 
No. 2, Niagara Niagara. 

" 7, Union Grimsby. 

" 15, St. George's St. Catharines. 

<; 32, Amity Dunnville. 

" 35> St. John's Cayuga 

" 36, Welland Fonthill. 

" 103, Maple Leaf St. Catharines 



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352 
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375 
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385 
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ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, HROCKVILLE, 5887. 275 

No. 105, St. Mark's Drummondville. 

" 115, Ivy Beamsville. 

" 1 68, Merritt Welland. 

" 169, Macnab Port Colborne. 

" 1 85, Enniskillen York. 

" 221, Mountain Thorold. 

" 2154, Clifton Niagara Falls. 

" 277, Seymour ". Port Dalhousie. 

" 296, Temple St. Catharines. 

" 319, Hiram Hagersville. 

" 329, King Solomon Jarvis. 

" 337, Myrtle. . Port Robinson. 

" 348, Dufferin Welland Port. 

" 372, Palmer Victoria. 

" 373? Copestone Welland. 

TORONTO DISTRICT NO. II. (35-) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. E. T. Malone, Toronto. 

No. 16, St. Andrew's Toronto. 

" 22, King Solomon's Toronto. 

" 23, Richmond Richmond Hill. 

" 25, Ionic Toronto. 

" 54, Vaughan Maple. 

" 65, Rehoboam Toronto. 

" 75> St. John's , Toronto. 

86, Wilson Toronto. 

" 87, Markham Union Markham. 

i; 97, Sharon Sharon. 

" 99, Tuscan Newmarket. 

" 118, Union Schomberg. 

" 1 29, The Rising Sun Aurora. 

" 136, Richardson Stouffville. 

" 156, York Eglington. 

" 2 j 8, Stevenson Toronto. 

" 220, Zeredatha Uxbridge. 

" 229, Ionic Brampton. 

" 247, Ashlar Toronto. 

'• 265, Patterson Thomhill. 



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CRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 



No. 269, Brou i»n Brougham. 

" 292, Robertson Nobleton. 

" 305, H umber Weston. 

" 311, Blackwood Woodbridge. 

4f 316, Doric Toronto. 

" 326, Zetland Toronto. 

" 339, Orient Toronto. 

kl 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. 

ONTARIO DISTRICT, No. 12. (23.) 

1). D. G. M. — R. W. Bro. B. Shortley, Peterborough. 

No. 26, Ontario Port Hope. 

, Composite Whitby. 

, Jerusalem - Bowmanville. 

, Mount Zion Brooklin. 

, Durham Newcastle. 

, Faithful Brethren Lindsay. 

, Corinthian Peterborough. 

, Hope Port Hope. 

, Lebanon Oshawa. 

, J. B. Hall Millbrook. 

, Hastings Plastings. 

, Peterborough Peterborough. 

, Prince Albert Port Perry. 

, Norwood Norwood. 

, Verulam Bobcaygeon. 

, Cedar Oshawa. 

, Clementi Lakefield. 

, Orono Orono. 

, Keene Keene. 

, Lome Omemee. 



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398, Victoria Victoria Road. 

406, The Spry Fenelon Falls. 

408, Murray Beaverton. 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT, No. 13. (23.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. Wm. Smeaton, Belleville. 



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126 
127 
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164 

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2 39 
241 
278 
283 
308 

353 
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Moira Belleville. 

St. John's Cobourg. 

Prince Edward Picton. 

United Brighton 

Trent Trenton. 

Madoc Madoc. 

Consecon Consecon. 

Stirling Stirling. 

Colborne Colborne. 

The Belleville Belleville. 

Golden Rule Campbellford. 

Franck Frankfort. 

Percy VVarkworth. 

Star in the East Wellington. 

Lake Ameliasburg. 

Marmora Marmora. 

Tweed Tweed. 

Quinte Shannonville. 

Mystic Roslin. 

Eureka Belleville. 

Grafton Grafton. 

Excelsior Colborne. 

Craig Deseronto. 



FRONTENAC DISTRICT, No. 1 4. (l8.) 

D. D. G M.—R. W. Bro. Fred. Welch, Kingston. 

3, The Ancient St. John's Kingston. 

9, Union Napanee. 

92, Cataraqui Kingston. 

109, Albion Harrowsmith. 

119, Maple Leaf Bath. 

146, Prince of Wales Newburgh. 



278 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. 157, Simpson Nevvboro. 

" 189, Filius Vidua; Adolphustown. 

" 20 1, Leeds Gananoque. 

" 212, Elysian Garden Island. 

" 229, Prince Arthur Odessa. 

" 253, Minden Kingston. 

" 280, Mount Sinai Napanee. 

" 299, Victoria Centreville. 

" 340, St. John's Pittsburg. 

" 342, Hiram Wolfe Island. 

" 363, Frontenac Cataraqui. 

" 404, Lome Tamworth. 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT, No. I 5. (2 I.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. J. M. Sinclair, Delta. 

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. 

" 1 10, 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, Lansdowne Lansdowne. 

" 389, Crystal Fountain North Augusta. 

" 416, Lyn Lyn. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVII.LE, 5887. 279 

OTTAWA DISTRICT NO. 1 6. (l8. ) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. David Taylor, Ottawa. 

No. 52, Dalhousie Ottawa. 

" 58, Doric Ottawa. 

" 63, St John's . : Carleton Place. 

" 121, Renfrew Renfrew. 

" 1 28, Pembroke Pembroke. 

" 147, Mississippi Almonte. 

" 148, Civil Service Ottawa. 

" 159, Goodwood Richmond. 

" 1 77, The Builders' 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. 

U. D. Maxville Maxville. 

ALGOMA DISTRICT NO. 1 7. (6.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. A. W. Thompson, Port Arthur. 
No. 287, Shuniah Fort Arthur. 

" 407, Manitoulin Gore Bay. 

" 412, Keystone Sault Ste. Marie. 

" 414, Pequonga Rat Portage. 

" 415, Fort William Fort William. 

U. D., Keewatin Keewatin Mills. 

NOT ATTACHED TO ANY DISTRICT. 

No. 293, The Royal Solomon Mother, Jerusalem, Palestine. 
RECAPITULATION. 

Erie District, No. i 23 Lodges. 

St. Clair " '.' 2 19 " 

London " " 3 29 " 

South Huron " " 4 16 " 



280 f.KAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

North Huron District No. 5 *5 Lodges. 

Wilson " " 6 23 •* 

Wellington /' " 7 2 ° " 

Hamilton " " 8 21 

Georgian " ' 9 24 " 

Niagara " " 10 22 " 

Toronto " " n 35 " 

Ontario " " 12 23 " 

Prince Edward " " 13 23 " 

Frontenac " " 14 18 

St. Lawrence " " 15 21 " 

Ottawa " " 16 18 " 

Algoma " " 17 6 " 

Unattached 1 " 

Total 357 " 

EXPULSIONS. 

No. of 
Lodge. 

262 — James Brown. 
366— J. T. Ackroid. 

SUSPENSIONS— UNMASONIC CONDUCT. 

No. of 
Lodge. 

46— Oliver H. P. Allen. 

69 — John McCaw, Sr. 
104 — Frank Winters. 
267— R. J. Halle. 
361 — W. J. Sparkman, Chas. Kirk. 
389— R. R. Raycroft. 

SUSPENSIONS— NON-PAYMENT OF DUES. 

No. of 
Lodge. 

2— W. J. Merritt, W. H. Kruser, R. M. Fisher, Wm. Alford, 

Neil Black. 
3— C. H. Corbett, W. A. Gunn, P. B. Clark, H. E. Swales, 

John Shepherd. 
5 — R. G. Mason, Alex. Forrest, Ezra McDougall, R. Gates. 
10 — F. Emerick, B. F. Chadwick. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 281 

n — Wm. Davis. W. A. McCamon, Wm. Ferrian, A. E. Davis, 

F. B. Overall. 

14 — W. H. Stone, J. W. Rowatt, G. A. Gamsby, B. Cromack, 

R. Balderson. 
15— G. C. Bonodaile, C. Bradley ; John D. Crow, F. Hill, 

J. C. McPhee. 
16 — Jno. Armstrong, T. D. Beddoe, A. H. Ellis, E. D. 

Flanagan, Geo. Thomas. 
17 — Robt. Murray, A. Gowans, G. Beatty, D. Robertson. 
20 — F. H. Butler, Chas. Chapman, L. Eckley, C W. Gordon, 

G. Plaxton, Jas. Raferty, R. Vance, Jas. Wyatt. 
22— L. J. Barwick, C. F. A. Kochler, A. J. Marshall, W. F. 

McCaw, T. O'Leary, Jno. Perkins, J. A. Roche, 

Hy. Sanson). 
27 — W. L. Hubbard, W. Prentice. 
36 — J. Ward, W. Ryan, I. Armhurst, C. R. Morrow. 
38— G. H. Gordon, A. Parent, J. E. Smith, J. M. Hall. L. 

Cruickshanks. 
42— Rich'd P. Wright, A. Hardy. 
43- -W. B. Teeple, T. W. McKee, T. Clements, F. Pelcher, 

A. M. Hall. 
44— Wesley Webb, W. H. Minor, Chas. Roe. 
45— E. Kester, T. S. Wade, J. B. Waugh. 
46 — W. E. Brown, S. W. Law, J. Stirling, J. Richardson, 

Robt. Park, W. E. Cunningham, G. H. Hall, G. S. 

McLean. 
48— Wm. Breaknell. 

50— J. G. German, Robt. Pye, R. J. Osborne, D. H. Weeks. 
54— A. Laird, W. Laggart, J. H. Snider, W. Pengally, W. H. 

Bolitho, S. Blain. 
56 — C. J. Ellison, G S. McLean. 
61— M. Richardson, F. Kittyle, W. S. J. T. Silver, Wm. L. 

Silver. 
65— D. Sleeth, J. Patterson, T. B. Moore, C. Watt, W. P. 

Henderson, W. A. Law, C. Sheppard, J. Baylis. 
68 — Jas. Simpson, L. Monk, Wm. Delaney, Wm. Rice, J. W. 

Hadcock, W. C. Allison, J. Snell, J. McKay, Wm. 

Freightner, J. F. McMichael, Thos. Seldon. 



282 WD LODGE OF CANADA. 

69— J. S. Black, J. Booth, W. Sine, G. W. Faulkner, VV. 

McMillan, K. E. Campion, Jas. Johnston. 
72 — L. Skinner, J. E. Eby, J. Heatherington, P. F. Findall, 
\V. A. Foley, Wm. Coutts, Wm. Philip, W. E. 
Johnston, R. Marshall. 
73_Wm. Hylands, John Pugh, Wm. H. Gilbert. 
75 — Geo. Eakin, D. Ferguson, W. T. Brownridge. 
82 — H. Taylor, W. Lemon. 
83— W. H. Case. 
84— H. Scott, T. Beacom, A. W. Keeting, C. F. Roche, R. 

H. Kemp, John Macwhister. 
86 — G. C. Moore, C W. Henderson, G. Smith, C. Knisor, 

J. Gawett, S. Hunter, L. McNeil, Jas. Allen. 
87— A. D. Smith, E. G. Knill, A. Pringle, W. Robinson, A. 

Vanbusick. 
90 — Chas. Cameron, J. A. Castor, T. F. White. 
93-Wm. McKenzie, J. P. Wright, R. Reid. 
96 — A. Fraser, D. Farquharson, B. McDermot, W. B. Harvey. 
97— Wm. Hill, J. D. Graham, J. D. Smith, J. Robinson. 
99— H. Pretty, H. M. Playter, N. F. H. Foote, A. M. Hood, 
\V. H. Ashworth, J. J. Renwick. 
109 — Peter Vanluven. 

no — A- McCollough, Jehiel Tinkess, B. McCoy, F. Brunning. 
115— E. Bulgin, W. H. Decatur, J. Gabriel, H. A. Tufford. 
116— W. Cornell. 

1 20— W. S. Morse, C. W. Stafford, A. C. Keillor, C. M. Caughill. 
i28^J. C. Currie, A. Irving, Jr., T. Knight, D. McLean, 

S. Tongue. 
129— J. T. Bond, J. Holladay, Wm. Bruce, G. T. King, 

S. Harris. 
133— W. H. Coulson, W. Grant, J. Hyndman, A. A. Hobkirk, 
A. H. Hyndman, A. McTavish, A. Naismith, W. B. 
Selley. 
148— J. J. Gemmell, G. McMicken, O. King, D. C. F. Bliss. 
149— J. R. Riddell, A. F. Parker, J. E. Decou, J. P. Feather- 
stone. 
153— A. T. Hill. 
155 — Philip C Foy. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 283 

156 — Geo. H. Long, Jas. Warwood. 

165 — Jas. Ewing, John Creighton, W. Kearn. 

168 — D. E. Evans, J. E. VVhaley, Wm. Minnis. 

170 — D. Ritchie. 

177— J. W. Whiteford, J. T. Waldon. 

178— Fred'k J. Zingg. 

180— Wm. Day, F. Small, Hy. Sweet, Thos. C, Rundell. 

181— A. D. Merrill. 

184— D. McKinnon, W. R. Tomkins, Robt. Clendenning, W. 

H. Treleaven, W. J. Hamlin, P. Steep, W. McKenzie, 

G. B. Smyth, John Mc Hardy. 
190 — Jno. Kernott, Jas. Flowers, W. F. Luton. 
194 — D. McNaughton. 

195— M. Kew, A. P. Tregent, Wm. Lind, F. B. Wilkinson. 
197— Wm. C. Moffat. 

200— W. J. Calvin, W. Evans, J. T. Kilgour. 
203 — Robt. Hall, J. Gibson, J. Milner, J. Bain, P. E. Simpson, 

W. Cowie. 
209a— W. J-. L. Howes, T. J. Heard, T. W. Mitchell, R. 

Dennis, H. A. McLean, P. H. Richardson. 
218 — W. Anderson, J. S. Bell, D. Clark, A. Mainwaring, John 

Stephens, A. A. Stinson, Jno. Turner, J. Thorne, H. 

J. Wood, T. Wood, D. H. Dow, Jas. Martin, N. J. 

Dorrien, Jas. Kelly, R. Fraser, W. J. Lee, C Will- 
band, C L. Lancaster, J. W. Watson, Geo. Wood. 
220 — John G. Vicars, W. M. Dafoe. 
221 — Jas. Arnold, Jas. Weeks, Thos. Williamson, J. Walker, 

H. A. Smith, John Cloy, W. L. Nicol. 
222 — John F. Purdy. 

224 — Chas. Crieman, Hy. Arth, A. B. McLean. 
225 — Wm. Little, T. S. Smith, Hy. Jones, T. G. Fennel!. 
228 — John Gallaher, Peter A. Mabee, Chas. A. Graham, S. V. 

Perry. 
2 33 — A. Martell, Andrew Hutson, John Morris, W. Staufftr, 

H. H. Kittridge. 
236 — Thos. Phillips, W. H. Dickson, Jas. Matchett, I. Boyd. 
247— Robt. Coghill, W. P. Lyon. 



284 Nl) LODGE OF CANADA. 

250 — J. G. Anderson, Jas. Campbell, P. Mitchell, A. 
McDonald, Jas. McKay, G. McKay, Hy. Pelton, 
John Ross, John Ross, R. McDonald, T. G. Witker- 
son, John McLeod, L. H. McDonald, D. M. 
McPherson. 
253 — J. M. Pollock, D. McNaughton, J. O. Gardiner. 
254 — Jas. H. Kalar, R. M. Gilkison, T. Munford, Thos. Goods, 
Geo. R. Flook, T. H. Young, D. Morrison, Jas. W. 
Oliver, Thos. McKee, John Murray, Chas. Newman. 

255 — J. Boag, H. S. Hughes. 

257— G. Walters. 

258 — J. C. McLaggan. 

267 — A. M. Crowell, C. W. Cunningham, VV. Gragg, W. E. 
Gallagher, J. L. Hall, W. C. Kennedy, C. Luxton, 
C W. Raymond, L. J. Robertson, J. Scott, Wm. 
Wemp. 

271 — S. Ditts, B. Franklin, Wm. Harkness, Wm. Muirhead, 
W. H. Gand. 

272 — J no. Jackson, R. S. Guest, Jas. Fields. 

274 — P. C. Lumley, C. Robinson. 

279— G. H. Cliff, G. Bolduc, C. Allendorf. 

2 84- -A. R. Morris, Jas. Watson, E. B. Burt. 

289— W. B. Charlton, Wm. Russell, G. H. Wade. 

290 — H. Ruthven, W. F. McKenzie, J. Robson, Joseph 
McCrackin, F. C Qualhlens, T. Nicol, J. D. Kim- 
ball, G. Callison, F. Wilkinson, James McCrackin, 
E. Younglove, S. J. Root, J. Davidson, Jas. Baker. 

291 — C. Epps. 

295 — John A. Beldon, V. R. Adams. 

302— J. P. Freek, W. H. Kells, J. Marlatt. 

305 — Robt. Mclntyre, Jno. McDonald, Saml. C. Lane, J. W. 
J. Humphries. 

306 — Peter Cole, John McRae. 

307 — A. Cornell. 

311— J. McKinley, A. Todd, W. McKie, John Watt, Jr., H. 
Gourley, W. Bishop. 

313 — Jas. Blaundell. 

314 — T. McDermond, H. Donnelly, G. Elliott. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 285 

316 — Joseph Compton, E. R. Doward, T. Lalor, Hy. Lucas. 
319 — Daniel Forsyth. 

322 — A. B. Lang, J. B. Lang, W. R. Stevenson. 
325— VV. H. May. 

326 — Jas. Johnson, J. T. Jones, J. R. McMillan. 
328— T. F. Hawken, T. Humble, Chs. Foster, Wm. Richard- 
son, Archd. Sherriff. 
330— S. A. Adams, J. Ross, J. McKnight, T- T. Herriott, W. 

C Bullock, Thos. Cobleigh. 
331 — Peter Barr. 
334— T. F. Hollinger, R. Ferrier, T. J. Neil, J. C. Reid, E. 

McHardy, M. J. Byrne. 
339 — W. F. Collins, G. Leslie, Jr., C. Sheppard, R. Scales, 

T. J. Whitesides. 
343 — John Sowerby. 
344 — A. Appleton, John Richardson, Joshua Coults, E. S. 

Jarvis, Jas. Beattie, Jas. Westoby, W. S. Niles. 
346 — G. Cranshaw, John McCamus. 
348 — Hy. S. Ruby, Geo. A. Huff, Chas. Cameron, Saml. 

Mills, Jas. Firth, Robt. Parker. 
354 — A. C. Langton, W. A. Silverwood, J. Davidson, J. H. 

Lacey. 
356— R. Barber, T. Walker, W. Elliott, C L. Owens. 
358 — J. Greenslade. 
359 — E. Tisdall, W. Brownlee. 
361 — John Turnbull, H. McGuire. 
362 — James Cumming. 
364 — M. Mclntyre, M. Brodie, Jas. Tecumseh, W. Chisholm, 

D. McAlpine, J. G. Coots. 
366 — S. Tomlinson. 
368— R. C Jamieson, H. F. Bohl. 
369 — John Shean, C. Jones. 
371 — Thos. Porter. 
372 — E. J. Burton, A. Green. 
373 — A. B. Cook, J. E. Lennon, G. Andrews. 
377 — A. Cassils, John Nichols, M. Howes, R. Morton, D. 

Brown, W. E. Morton, T. J. Patton, J. Constable. 



286 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

378— C. S. Corrigan, R. R. Symonds, S. R. Balkwell, B. B. 

Keefer, A. Smart, J. Stevenson, W. J. Pearce, 

J. McLellan. 
382 — Edward Egan, C. Pitcher, W. F. Collier, T. Richmond, 

J. R. Rutherford. 
394 — T. H. Shearn, R. H. Forkington. 
399 — G. Teskey, J. Robins. 
402 — R. Thomson, G. W. Johnson, L. E. Sheppard, G. 

Stevenson. 
403 — R. W. Johnston. 

RESTORATIONS. 

No. of 

Lodge. 

3 — D. Robertson, J. A. Wilson. 

5 — John Armstrong, J. W. Jameson. 

6 — Joseph Parker. 

9— E. K. Bowen, S. McL. Detlor. 

16 — Thos. Ridout, E. P. Coulman. 

17 — Geo. Beatty. 

18 — A. Dame, A. J. Corkindale. 

20— F. H. Butler. 

22 — T. O'Leary. 

26 — J. H. Hawkins. 

32— G S. Middough, R. B. Patterson, M. J. Hanry. 

33 — John Knox. 

39 — G. H. Harper. 

40 — J. F. Holman, A. Forrester. 

42 — J. M. Longan. 

45 — John Jenkins, E. Kester, T. S. Wade. 

46— Jos. H. Bell. 

47— J- W. Carmichael, H. D. Ellis. 

55— W. H. McCrea, Hy. Johnston. 

58— A. P. Patrick. 

62 — Jas. Trotter. 

64— H. W. Crock. 

65 — Jas. McQuillan. 

68— W. McDowell, W. Partlow, Jas. Stevens, Jas. Fraser. 

69 — Jas. V. Brown. 

73 — R. B. Hatstone, Robt. Begg. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 2S7 

75 — F. C. Featherstonhaugh. 

76 — Thos. Walker, Chas. Evans. 

77 — Chas. S. Jewett. 

83— Thos. Hollahan, H. P. Fuller. 

84— J. A. Rutledge. 

87— A. D. Smith. 

90 — Jas. D. McGee. 

91 — W. L. King. 

92 — Frederick Scobell. 

96 — A. G. Waters, R. Marpole. 

99 — S. Roadhouse. 
101— W. R. Russell. 

103 — John Dale, W. H. Andrews, W. H. Fletcher. 
104 — E. C McLees, C E. Burgess. 
105 — Hiram Bender. 
107 — Chas. F. Knapp. 
109 — Wm. Cannon. 
122 — D. McNicol. 
127 — M. Harrison. 
128— T. E. Lloyd. 
131 — S. L. Sherlock. 
137 — J. S. Raper. 
139 — C. Warren, S. A. Lee. 
142 — A. C. Hartwell, A. Casselman. 
154 — Thos. Freeborn. 
168 — M. Springer, S. H. Glasgow. 
169 — R. W. Boyle, J. S. Armitage. 
178 — C. A. Livingstone. 
180— Thos. L. Galor. 
181— D. M. Foster, Wm. H. Cudney. 
183 — Abner Hurd, John Currie. 
184 — John McHardy. 

192 — R. A. James, Wm. Harley, Geo. Berry. 
197 — John Hurrell, Geo. Bridges. 
200 — M. A. Ferguson. 
2oga-F. H. Richardson, W. Riddell. 
216 — John Flesher, J. H. Brownell. 
218 — J. Stevens, Jas. Martin, A. A. Stinson, Geo. Watson. 



288 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

221 — Isaac Usher, N. Hixson. 

228 — John Gallaher. 

233 — Jas. Brown, Robt. Phippin. 

241 — Wm. Gullett. 

254 — J. II. Kalar. 

256 — Robt. Bullock. 

265— J. C B. Johns, J. W. Harris. 

2 6 7 _ J. J. Churchill, R. J. Halle. 

271— S. Dilts. 

284 — J. Johnston, G. B. McDonagh. 

285— Thos. G. Duff. 

286 — Ed. Dear, C. E. Williams, Ed. Johnston. 

289 — Jos. Mason, J. F. McAllister. 

294 — M. Day, Jas. Nesbit. 

295 — John Landerkin, F. N. Burrows. 

297 — Angus W. Mishaw. 

305 — Hugh Wallace. 

307 — G. A. Dunn. 

311 — J. B. Rowantree, G. S. Mason. 

316 — Jos. Compton. 

345 — A. D. Osborn. 

346 — Samuel Knowlton. 

350 — Edward Fallow. 

368 — Robt. Gwynne, F. R. Feehan. 

402 — Geo. Stephenson, J. T. Brown. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 



289 



AT REST. 



NO. OF 
LODGE 



2 
3 
3 
3 
5 

6 
9 
9 

10 
10 
1 1 
11 

14 

14 

'5 
16 

16 

17 

iS 
22 
22 
22 

25 

28 

30 
32 

3 2 
32 
33 
37 
37 
40 
40 
41 
42 
42 
42 
44 
|6 
\7 
47 
47 
50 
52 
52 
61 
6l 
63 



Jas. Cushman. . . . 
E II. Thompson. 
S. H. Follett.... 
H. A. Rayne . . . . 
YY'm. I lales ... . 
('. II Crawford . 
Jas. C. Steel . . . 
Robt Sanderson. 

Jas. Bogart 

S. Lemon 

John Dixon 

fohn F. Clarke . 
G. W. Fredrick. . 

R. Fairborn 

Kobt. Douglas. . . 

F. Harvey 

John Turver. . . . 

C. A. Switzer . . . 

S Jackson 

YV. H Floyd. . . . 

G. Striker 

YY. J . Cather 

V. P. Humphrey 
J. White 

D. Black 

R. Corbett 

Wm. Johnston. . . 

E. Cherry 

M. F. Haney. . . . 
L. J. Weatherly . 
Stephen Yates . . . 
H. Camobell 

T. Poole 

D. Edgar 

J. Hancock 

John Arner 

Robt. James .... 
YV. J. Murray - . 
Jas. Donnelly. . . . 
YVm. Alexander. 
Egbert \Y T igzell . . 
A. M. Phillips... 
H. D. Stewart.. 

D. T. Smith 

]. YY'. Irwin. . . . 
YV. H. McBride , 

J. YV. Imley 

Thos. Jackson . . . 
John Leitch, Jr. 
YVm. YY r ilson . . 



November 29. 

April 10 

June 24 

September 18. 
December 18. 

June 

September 26 
August 25 ... . 
February 26 . . 

March 12 

April 19 

January 21 . . . 
December 5 . . 

April 13 

April 10 

May 8 

January 27 • • ■ 

July 18 

October 6 . . . 
September 21 

May 20 

June 14. . . . 

July 12 

November 16. 

July 26 

May 23 

November 12. 

July 13 

December 24. 

July 31 

March 3 

February 7 . . . 

June 1 

December 19. 
December 2. . 

August 8 

March 10. ... 
January 4. . . . 
December 3. . 
December 2 . . 
March 10. . . . 

July 9 

November 24 

April 1 

February 14. . 
October 19. . . 

April 27 

July 4 



886 
887 
887 
886 
886 
886 
S84 
886 
886 
887 



886 



887 
887 
883 
887 
886 
886 
886 
887 
887 



886 
886 



886 
887 
887 
887 
886 
886 
886 
887 
886 
886 
886 
887 
887 
882 



886 
887 
887 



290 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

AT REST. 



fid 



NO. OF 
LODGE 



NAMK. 



64 Isaac Hogg 

65 Geo. Johnson 

65 T. Caron 

65 J. Manning 

65 C. G. Fortier 

65 W. H. Fraser 

65 A. W. Fake 

68 John Brunt 

68 Thos. Hamlyn 

69 M. G. Vandervoort . 
69 G. H. Phillips 

72 Ihos. Peck 

73 Andrew Driver 

73 Geo. Bovelle 

76 A. A. H. Fauquier, 

76 A. Gordon 

76 A. Stairs 

77 W. J. Irwin 

78 R. Delmage , 

78 W. B. Wilcox .... 

79 A. L. Hamer .... 
81 Jas. Clark , 

83 John Frank 

84 Thos. Cooper. . . . 
86 T. S- Robinson . . . 
86 Jas. Phillips 

86 J.T. Gurnett 

87 W.J.Mitchell.... 

87 D. McPherson 

90 A. Dudgeon 

90 John Ferguson . . . 

90 Jas. Blue 

91 Thos. A. German. . 
-)2 Fred. Scobell .... 

92 J. K. Sherwood . . 

93 E. Robertson 

93 Jas. LeGear 

96 T. W. Georgen 

96 John Dodson 

99 John Gascoine .... 

101 Jas. F. Dennistown 

103 L. Lemon 

104 E. C. McLees .... 

105 E. Shainholdts .... 
105 G. Goldsborough . . 

105 G. J. Duncan 

107 J. M. Banghart . . 

109 Richard Parkin . . 

110 Chas. Lennon 

110 G. C. Hart 



March 20. . . . 
September 2. . 

July 31 

September 23 
December 16. 

March 8 

June 15 

December 5. . 
January 4 . . . 
February 15 . 
February ... 
October 18 . . 

May 

April 

April 9 

April 10 

April 29 

August 31. . . . 

July 28 

June 21 

April 10 . . . 

July 18 

September 17 
December 1 . . 

March 1 

July 25 

July 18 

January 22 . . 

May 14 

August 28. . . . 
February 27.. . 

May 24 

January 24 . . . 
September 20. 
October 12. . . 
October 8 . . . 

June 19 

December 26. 
January 23. . . 
September 23 

January 24. . . 

May 15 

October 13. . . 
February 25. . 

April 20 

July I 

August 26 . . . 

August 5 

May 



886 
886 
886 
886 
886 
887 
887 
886 
887 
887 
887 
886 
886 
886 
887 
887 
887 



887 
887 
886 
886 
886 
887 
886 
886 
887 



887 
887 
887 
886 
887 
886 
887 
886 
887 
886 
886 
887 
886 
886 
887 
887 
886 
887 
886 
887 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 

AT REST. 



291 



NO. OF 
LODGE 



"3 

"5 

116 
120 
123 
126 
129 
131 
133 
135 
135 
141 

•45 
146 
148 
149 
149 

'S3 

154 
155 
156 
161 
166 
168 
170 
172 
174 
'77 
178 
183 
185 
192 

*93 

201 

201 

207 

209a 

212 

218 

218 

218 

218 

218 

219 

220 

225 

225 

229 

233 

235 



R. C. Irwin 

Jas. W. Hixon 

P. McKellar 

Peter Horton 

D. K. J. McKinnon. 

J. W. Byam 

H. J. Hartman 

Wm. Smith 

Absalom Sanders. . . . 

R. Holloran 

John Pattison 

S. P. Powers 

Jno. B. Smith 

J Connolly 

J. V. Gall 

John Broom 

Thos. Warren 

Hy. Pye 

W. S. O'Neil 

J. W. Alford 

Wm. Norris 

Fred. Bailey 

W. M. Thornton. ... 

G. J. Duncan 

A. Armitage 

A. Ross 

W. B. Franklin 

T. A. Mingard 

J. K. Sauer 

L. McLean 

W. J. Coulter 

T. J. Decatur 

A.J. Alport 

D. F. Jones 

H. Wellbanks 

E. McRae 

Isaac Hodgins 

John Agnew 

Hy. Fox 

Thos. Reid , 

W. B. Bunting 

Chas. Chinn 

J. Blair 

Wm. McEnery 

M. D. Crosby 

J. S. Draper 

A. McC. Sloan 

H. P. Milligan 

L. G. Cruickshank . . 
G. F. Chambers 



January 1 1887 

July 17 1887 

July 5 1886 

September 1886 

April 9 1887 

January 23 1886 

August 8 1886 

January 22 1887 

March 7 1887 

August 23 1886 

April 12 1887 

February 28 ... . 1887 
December 18. . . 1886 

May 19 1887 

April 13 1886 

March 18 1887 

May 11 1887 

June 5 1886 

April 20 1887 

February 13 1886 

June 27 1887 

September 2 . . . 1886 

August 26 1886 

May 20 1887 

January 19 1887 

June 25 1887 

October 31 1886 

September 26. . . .1886 

December 6 1886 

March 27 1887 

October 24 1886 

January 3 1887 

December 18 1886 

February 23 1887 

April 3 1887 

June 27 1887 

April 24 1887 

March 6 1887 

Decemher 25 1886 

January 14 1887 

February 2 1887 

May 17 1887 

March 15 1887 

August 1 1886 

September 9 1886 

May 1 1886 

December 30. . . . 1886 
November 25 ... . 1886 

August 15 1876 

December 10. . . . 1886 



a,: 



ORAND LODGE OK CANADA. 



AT REST. 



I 



NO. OF 
LODGE 

247 
250 
254 
255 
256 
256 

257 
258 
260 
26l 
265 
270 
272 
276 
278 
285 
287 
290 
306 
312 
314 
316 
320 
326 
329 
331 

339 
341 
34i 
343 
345 
346 
347 
360 
36i 
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J. H. Brereton. . . . 

David Pitt 

Hy. Higgs 

C. G. Hick.- 

A. Archibald 

(i. F. Hill 

Thos. Colwell .... 

S. S Walsh 

W. E. McCollough . 

John Hislop 

Wm. Long 

W. T. Dingle 

John Patrick 

Geo. McDaniel . . . 
Ambrose C. Hinds. 
A. M. Kirkland . . 

John F. Clarke 

J. T. Varley 

Thos. McClocklin.. 

Thos. Crane 

F. J. Morris 

F. Rogers . 

Jas. Stallmayer 

J. G. Burns 

Robt. Howard 

Thos. Wilson 

J. G. Burns 

J. A. Griffith 

D. A. McDonald. . . 
Alex. Williams ... 

Edward Hart 

H. P. Boulton 

Alex. Gerrie 

Geo. Collins 

Donald McLean . . . 

R. H. Finlay 

J. M. Banghart . . . . 

E. A. Martin 

F. Donovan 

R. Gwynne 

R. T. Newmarch. . . 

C. Clayton 

W. Hunwick 

A. McCrea 

F. Campbell 

John Whitworth . . . 

E. Amsden 

Jas. Jeffray 

Thos. Miller 



March II 1887 

April 24 1887 

September 22 . . . 1886 

May 27 1887 

March 4 1886 

February 1887 

October 5 1886 

November 7 . . . . 1886 

February 28 1887 

November 1 . . . . 1886 
September 30. .. 1886 

May 21 1886 

April 11 1886 

No date. 

March 3 1887 

October 31 1886 

April 18 1887 

November 27 . . . 1886 

January 18 1887 

November 12 ... . 1886 

April 27 1886 

August 10 1886 

July 29 1886 

May 28 1887 

March 9 1887 

June 27 1886 

May 28 1887 

October 24 1886 

No date. 

April 10 1886 

May 1 1887 

July 4 1886 

April 17 1886 

August 17 1886 

April 1887 

November 16 . . . 1886 

Tuly 1 1886 

July 22 1886 

December 9 1886 

November 22 . . . . 1886 
November 26.. . . 1886 
December 19. . . . 1886 

July 12 1886 

December 15 . . . 1886 

October 17 1886 

April 22 1886 

September 22 ... . 1886 
December 26. . . . 1886 
June 5 1887 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 393 




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296 



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ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 297 




298 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

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299 



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61 










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30 

42 

43 
78 
34 
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117 
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58 
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94 
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384 •• 

385 •• 
286 


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2 


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20 
1 
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11 


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388. 
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25 



ANNUA! COMMUNICATION, BROCKVIIJ.E, 5cS8y. 305 



Synopsis of the Returns of Lodges for the year ending 24th June. 1887. 
Continued . 



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400 . 

401 . 
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409. 
410. . 
411.. 
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415 
416. . 


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306 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



RECAPITULATION. 

OF THE RETURNS OF LODGES FOR THE YEAR ENDING 24TH JUNE, 
1887, AS FAR AS HEARD FROM. 

Lodges Organized and Affiliated 421 

" Extinct 21 

" Ceded to Grand Lodge of Quebec 38 

Manitoba 5 

" Number on Roll 357 

" Represented in Grand Lodge 304 

Initiations Reported 1 1 23 

Passings " 1050 

Raisings " 1030 

Joinings " 328 

Restorations " 141 

Resignations " 608 

Deaths " 198 

Suspensions for Non-payment of Dues 543 

" for Unmasonic Conduct 6 

Expulsions 2 

Members in Good Standing 19450 

Gross receipts for the year ending 31st May, 1887. $15, 604 77 
Assets of Grand Lodge as per Grand Treasurer's 

Statement, 31st May, 1887 $68 ; 22i 77 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 307 



LIST OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR 1887-88. 

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. 

" " " James Newell, M.D., Wyoming, " 

" " " C. N. Spencer, London, " 

" " " Chris. McLellan, Stratford, 

• E. E. Wade, Brussels, " 

" " " J. C. Hegler, Ingersoll, 

" " " Andrew Jardine, Hespeler, " 

' George Russell, Hamilton, " 

' Henry Jennings. Penetanguishene " 

•• " " C. G. McDermotl, St. Catharines, " 

E. T. Malone, Toronto, 

11 .1 .1 Benj. Shortly, Peterborough, 

Wm. Smeaton, Belleville, 

" " " Frederick Welch, Kingston, " 

John M. Sinclair, M.D., Delta. 

" " David Taylor, Ottawa, " 

" " " A. W. Thompson, Port Arthur, 

•■ " " A. W. Porte, London, Grand Senior Warden. 

" " " G. G. Rowe, Parkdale, " Junior " 

11 it i< j^ ev q l Worrell, M. A., Morrisburg, Grand Chaplain. 

" " " E. Mitchell. Hamilton, Grand Treasurer. 

■• " " D. Derbyshire. Brockville, Grand Registrar. 

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

Y. " " Fred. Manley, Toronto, Senior Deacon. 

11 ii .1 John McL. Stevenson, Barrie, Junior Deacon. 

■1 11 i« \v m . Webster, Belleville, Grand Superintendent of Works. 

" " Jas. W. Findlay, Guelph, Grand Director of Ceremonies. 

•' " " John Malloy, Hamilton, Assistant Grand Secretary. 

" " " Thos. Millman, Kingston, Asst. Grand Dir. of Ceremonies 

" " " John A. Cowan, Toronto, Grand Sword Bearer. 

•• " " John Callard, London, Grand Organist. 

" " " James D. Wallis, Ottawa, Assistant Grand Organist. 

" " " Samuel Davison, Toronto, Grand Pursuivant. 

11 >> 11 \y m \ Wbolson, Ingersoll, 

" " " fohn A. C. Anderson, Ridgewood, 

" " " Thos. W. Chappie, Uxbridge, 

" " " John Shaw, Brussels, 

11 >. 4. Wm. Miller, Omemee, 

" " " John Mallon. Strathroy, ,. . c . , 

" " » Jeremiah P. Thompson. Belleville, [ Grand S,eM 

" " " Allan Irvine, London, 

" " " G. M. Richardson, Tamworth, 

•• " " W. T. Wilkinson, Woodstock, 

Wm. Melrose, Baden, 

Geo. B. Coy, St. Catharines, J 

' Geo. Reekie, Thornbury, Grand Standard-Bearer. 

David Barr, Renfrew. " " 

" J. H. Pritchard, Toronto, " Tyler. 



3 o8 



GRAND LODGE UK CANADA. 



BOARD Oi- GENERAL PURPOSES— 1887-88. 



PRESIDENT : 

K. \V. Bro. R. T. Walkem, Q.C., Deputy Grand Master Kingston. 

vice-president: 
R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson Owen Sound. 

BY VIRTUE OF OFFICE : 

M. W. Bro. Henry Robertson, LL.B., Grand Master. . Collingwood. 

" " A. A. Stevenson, Past Grand Master Montreal. 

" " James Seymour, " " St. Catharines. 

" " Hon. T.White, M. P., " " Ottawa. 

" J. K. Kerr, Q. C, " " Toronto. 

" " J. A. Henderson, Q.C.," " Kingston. 

" " James Moffat, " " London. 

" " Daniel Spry, " " Barrie. 

" " Otto Klotz, «* " Preston. 

" " Hugh Murray, " " Hamilton. 

R. W. " R.T. Walkem, Q.C., Deputy Grand Master. Kingston. 

" Robt. M. Stuart, D. D. G. M Dresden. 

" " Jas. Newell, M.D., " Wyoming. 

" ,; C. N. Spencer, " ....London. 

" " Chris. McLellan, " Stratford. 

" E. E. Wade, " Brussels. 

" " J. C. Hcgler, " Ingersoll. 

" " Andrew Jardine, " Hespeler. 

" " George Russell, " Hamilton. 

" " Henry Jennings, " Penetanguishene. 

" " C. G. McDermott, " St Catharines. 

" " E. T. Malone, " Toronto. 

" " Benj. Shortly, " .., Peterboro'. 

" " Wm. Smeaton, " Belleville. 

" " Frederick Welch, " Kingston. 

" •« John M. Sinclair, M.D., " Delta. 

" " David Taylor, " Ottawa. 

" " A.W.Thompson, " Port Arthur. 

" " A. W. Porte, Grand Senior Wprden London. 

" " G. G. Rowe, Grand Junior Warden Parkdale. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887. 309 



ELECTED BY GRAND LODGE. 

R. W. Bro. Thomas Sargant, P. D. D. G. M Toronto. 

" R. B. Hungerford, '' London. 

" J. S. Dewar, P. G. J. W 

" J. H. Widdifield, M.U, P. D. D. G. M. . Newmarket. 

" " Robert Hendry, Jr., " ...Kingston, 

" J. Ross Robertson, " . . .Toronto. 

" " J F. H. Gunn, " . . .Walkerton. 

" D. McLellan, P. G. S. \V Hamilton. 

" Donald Ross, P. D. D. G. M Picton 

" " Hy. Macpherson, P. G. S. W Owen Sound 

APPOINTED BY THE GRAND MASTER. 

K. \V. Bro. Allan McLean, P. G. S. \V Kingston. 

. Kincardine. 
. Peterboro'. 
.Owen Sound. 
. Brockville. 
. Woodstock. 
. Toronto. 
. Pembroke 
. Stratford. 
. Belleville. 



D. H. Martyn. M.D., P. D. D. G. M 

E. H. D. Hall, 

John Creasor, Q. C, " 

James Reynolds, " 

F. C. Martin, P. G. R 

F. J. Menet, P. D. U. G. M... 
J. H. Burritt, " 

J. E Harding, " 

L. H. Henderson, *' 



3XO GRAND LUDGt UK CANADA. 



BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 
1887-88. 

SUB-COMMITTEES. 



AUDIT AND FINANCE. 

R. W. Bros. T. Sargant, Chairman ; Allan McLean, R. B. Hungerford, 
Fred. Welch, J. H. Widdifield, A. Jardine, Harry Jennings and F. C. 
Martin. 

BENEVOLENCE. 

M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, Chairman ; M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson; R. 
W. Bros. David McLellan, J. E. Harding, G. G. Rowe, Jas. Newell, 
C. N. Spencer and David Taylor. 

CONDITION OF MASONRY. 

R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson. Chairman ; M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray; 
R. W. Bros. F. J. Menet, A. W. Porte, Jas. Reynolds, E. Plant and 
J. S. Dewar. 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS. 

R. W. Bro. L. H. Henderson, Chairman ; M. W. Bro. Daniel Spry; 
R. W. Bros. D. H. Martyn, E. E. Wade. J. C. Hcgler, John Creasor, 
J. H. Burritt, E. T. Malone and E. H. D. Hall. 

JURISPRUDENCE. 

R. W. Bro. [Henry Macpherson, Chairman ; M. W. Bros. J. A. 
Henderson and J. K. Kerr ; R. W T . Bros. Geo. Russell. C. G. McDermott, 
R. M. Stuart, C. McLellan and B. Shortly. 

WARRANTS. 

R. W. Bro. Donald Ross, Chairman ; M. W. Bros. Jas. Seymour and 
James Moffat ; R. W. Bros. R. Hendry, J. M. Sinclair, J. F. H. Gunn, 
A, W. Thompson and Wm. Smeaton. 



ANNUA 1 ( :< MMUNTCATION, BROCKVI1XF., 5887. 



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. " Rev. Sam'l P. Matheson, Winnipeg. 

New Brunswick " " John F. Ellis, St. John. 

Nova Scotia " Andrew K McKinlay, Halifax. 

Prince Edward Island . . . M. " Hon. John Yeo, Port Hill. 

Quebec R. " 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. 

Maryland R. " Woodward Abrahams, Baltimore. 

Michigan M. " John W. Finch, Adrian. 



:; I 2 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Minnesota M. W. Bro. 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. 

\ru Hampshire M. " Andrew Bunion, 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, Bellows Falls. 

Virginia R. " Rev. G. W. Dame, D.D.. Danville. 

Washington Territory M. " John P. Jordan, Seattle. 

West Virginia. . . R. " W. II. Freeman Clarksburg 

Wisconsin " " Charles Kahn, Milwaukee. 

Wyoming " " James E. Gates, Lnramie 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 Granada " J. M. Samper Angiano. 

New South Wales M. W. " Hon. J. S. Farnell. 

Peru " Gustavo Lama. 

Portugal '. . " Joas Caetano D'Almeiib. 

Saint Domingo " Jacinto de Castro. 

Uruguay " Belisario Conrado. 

Venezuela " Antonio M. Mollejas. 

Victoria R. W. " Edwin Pamell. 



&NNUAL communication, rrockville, 5887. 313 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVES IN THE GRAND LODGE OF 
CANADA. 



FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM. 

England R. W. Bro. Rt. Hon. Sir John A. Macdonald, 

K. C. B. 

Ireland " " Kivas Tally, Toronto. 

Scotland " " Hugh A. Mackay, Berlin. 

FOR THE DOMINION OF CANADA. 

British Columbia R. W. Bro. John Creasor, Q.C., Owen Sound. 

Manitoba " " .E. Irving, Q. C. , Hamilton. 

New Brunswick V. " Hon. T. B. Pardee, Q.C., Toronto. 

Nova Scotia R. " G. J. Waugh, Stratford. 

Prince Edward Island . . . . M. " Hugh Murray, Hamilton. 

Quebec R. " Robt. McKay, St. Thomas. 

FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 

Alabama R. W. Bro. S. B. Harman, Toronto. 

Arizona . " " R. Hendry, Jr., Kingston. 

Arkansas " " J. C. Hegler, Ingersoll. 

California " " E. Mitchell, Hamilton. 

Colorado " " F. J. Menet, Toronto. 

Connecticut M. " A. A. Stevenson, Montreal. 

Dakota R. " E. T. Malone, Toronto. 

Delaware " " J. B. Trayes, Port Hope. 

District of Columbia. M. " Henry Robertson, Collingwood. 

Florida R. " J.J. Mason, Hamilton. 

Georgia " " David McLellan, Hamilton. 

Idaho M. " James Moffat, London. 

Illinois R. " David McLellan, Hamilton. 

Indian Territory " " E. H. D. Hall, Peterborough. 

Indiana M. " J. K. Kerr, Q. C, Toronto. 

Iowa R. " J. H. Widdifield, Newmarket. 

Kansas " " J. J. Mason, Hamilton. 

Kentucky M. " Daniel Spry, Barrie. 

Louisiana R. " Geo. S. Birrell, London. 

Maine " " John W. Murton, Hamilton. 

Maryland " " Hy. Macpherson, Owen Sound. 

Michigan " " Hugh A. Mackay, Berlin. 

Minnesota M. "" A. A. Stevenson, Montreal. 



;' i 



GRAND L0DG1 



Mi i ppi . \\ 

..." 

.1 . . K. 

V. 

la M. 

New I [ampshire 

New F< rsi y " 

New Mexico R. 

York M . 

h Carolina R. 

Ohio " 

Oregon " 

Pennsylvania M. 

Rhode Island ... ; . V. 

South Carolina K. . 

Tennessee " 

Texas M. 

Utah •• 

Vermont R. 

Virginia " 

Washington Territory M. 

West Virginia R. 

Wisconsin " 

Wyoming " 

FOR OTH 

Brazil M. W 

Chili R. 

Colon and Isle of Cuba.. . . " 

Greece M. 

New South Wales " 

Peru R. 

St. Domingo M. 

United States of Colombia. R- 

Uruguay " 

Victoria " 



l!ro. J a 

Kerr, Q. < 

J. M. Gibson, I 1. milton. 

i '. W. Brown, 

1 [on. Thos W eal. 

I. A fiend 

J. K. Kerr, ' uto. 

P. J. B "\\ n. [ng( i 

J. A. Hend( . Kingston. 

L. H. Henderson, Helleville. 

L. G Jarvis, London. 

('. D. Macdonnell, Peterborough. 

James Moffat, Lon 

Robt. 1 ! on. 

T. C. Macnabb, Chatham. 

S. B. tlarman, Toronto. 

J. K. Kerr, Q. C, Toronto. 
1 J. K. Kerr, Q_. C, Toronto. 

DeWitt H .Martyn, Kincardine. 

J. Ross' Robertson, Toronto. 

Otto Klotz, Preston. 
' J. E. Harding. Stratford. 

Thos. Sargant, Toronto. 
: R. P. Stephens, Toronto. 

ER COUNTRIES. 

Bro. A. A. Stevenson, Montreal. 

Rev V.Clementi, B. A ., Peterboro' 

G. H. F. Dartnell, Whitby. 

Daniel Spry, Barrie. 

Daniel Spry, Barrie. 

R. T. Walkem, Q. C, Kingston. 

Otto Klotz, Preston. 

John W T alsh, Ottawa. 

Hy. Macpherson, Owen Sound. 

Wra. Gibson, Beamsville. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 



315 



LIST 01 CRAM) LODGES IN NORTH AMERICA, 
with Names an J Residences of the Grand Secrelarits. 



STATE OR PROVINCE. 



Alabama . 
Arizi >iin .... 
Arkansas ... 
British Columbia 
California 



GRAND SECRETARY. 



Daniel Sayre 

Roskruge 

Fay Hempstead 

Edward C. Neufelder. 
Alexander G. 



1 NCE. 



Montgomery. 
Tuscon. 
Little Rock 
Victoria. 



Abell San Francisco. 

Canada j". J. Mason Hamilton. 

Colorado j Edward C. Parmelee [Pueblo. 

Connecticut Ijoseph K. Wheeler Hartford. 

Dakota 'Charles T. McCoy Aberdeen 

William S. Hayes Wilmington. 

William R. Singleton [Washington. 

DeWitt C. Dawkin.-; Jacksonville. 

A. M. Wolihin Macon. 

James H. Wickersham Silver City. 

Loyal L. Munn Freeport. 

f . S. Murrow Atoka. 

William II . Smythe Indianapolis. 

'!'. S. Parvin Cedar Rapids. 

John H. Brown Wyandotte 

Hiram Bassett Louisville. 

James C. Batchelor. M. D. .. New Orl 

Ira Berry Portland. 

W. G. Scott Winnipeg.' 

Tacob H. Medairy Baltimore. 



Delaware 

District of Columbia, 

Florida 

Georgia 

Idaho 

Illin"i 

Indian Territory... 

Indiana 

Iowa 

Kansas. 

Kentucky 

Louisiana 

Maine 

Manitoba 

Maryland 

Massachus tl 

Michigan 

Minnesota 

Mississippi 

Missouri 

Montana. 

Nebraska 

tda 

New Brunswick 

New Hampshire .... 

New Jersey 

N .... 

h Carolina 

Nova Scotia 

Ohio 

Oregon 



S D. Nickerson Bo ton. 



William P. Innes Grand Rapid . 

A. T. C. Pierson St. Paul. 

J. L. Power Jackson. 

Rev. J. I). Vincil, D. D St. Louis. 

Cornelius Hedges Helena. 

William R. Bowen Omaha. 

Chauncey X Noteware Carson. 

Edwin J. Wetmore St. John. 

G. P. ' leaves Concord. 

Joseph II. Hough Trenton. 

A. A. Keen Vegas. 

E. M. L. Ehlers New York. 

Donald W. Bain Raleigh 

Benjamin Curren. D. C. L... Halifax. 
John D. Caldwell Cincinnati. 

F. J. Babcock Salem. 

Pennsylvania Michael Xisbet Philadelphia. 

Prince Edward Island . . B, Wilson Higgs Charlottetown. 

Ouebec John II. Isaacson Montreal. 

Rhode Island Edwin Baker Providence. 



316 



(1KANH LODG1 OJ < ANADA. 



LIST OF GRAND LODGES IN NORTH AMERICA, 

with Namei and Residences of the Grand Secretaries. 

Continued. 



STATE OR I'ROVIM K 




South Carolina ( 'harles Inglesby Charleston. 

Tennessee 'John Frizzell Nashville. 

Texas IT. W. Hudson Houston 

Utah Christopher Diehl Salt Lake City. 

Vermont Lavant M. Read Bellows Falls. 

Virginia W. B. Isaacs Richmond. 

Washington Territory. . . Thomas M. Reed lOlympia. 

West Virginia Geo. W. Atkinson Wheeling. 

Wisconsin John W. Laflin 'Milwaukee. 

Wyoming W. L. Kuykendall | Cheyenne. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 5887 317 



INDEX TO PROCEEDINGS, 1* 






FAGF. 

Annual Communication, where held 9 

next place of meeting 214 

Accounts. Grand Secretary 218 

" Treasurer 222 

Addresses of Welcome to the Grand Master 31 

Address of Grand Master 34 

" " Report of Board on 208 

Audit and Finance, Report of Board on 159 

Appointment of Grand Officers 215 

" Members of Board of General Purposes 213 

Benevolence. Report of Board on 163 

Board of General Purposes. Election of . • 213 

" List of Members of 308 

Condition of Masonry, Report of Board on 179 

Credentials, Committee on 18 

District Deputy Grand Masters, Nomination of 213 

Deaths .... 289 

Expulsions 280 

Grand Lodge : 

Special Communication. Petrolia 3 

Annual " Officers present 9 

" " Members present 18 

" " ' Officers elected 212 

Officers appointed 215 

Grievances and Appeals. Report of Board on 183 

Grand Representatives, List of 31T 

Grand Lodges, List of 315 

Grand Officers. List of 307 

" In Memoriam " Pages 293 

Turisprudence. Report of Board on 182 

Lodges Represented at Annual Communication 18 

Lodges, List of 256 

" " by Districts 268 

Notices of Motion : 

I. By R. W. Bro. ]. H. Rurritt,— That the Perth and Smith's 
Falls Lodges be restored to the Ottawa District, No. 16, 
and that the said District be relieved by the withdrawal 

therefrom of Hawkesbury and Plantagenet Lodges 216 







3 i 8 GRAND NODGE OF CANADA. 

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2. By K. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, — That Clause 157 D. 
(now Clause 202) be struck out of the Book of Constitution. . 216 

3. By V. W. Bro. J. Parker Thomas, — That the City of 
Toronto be fixed as the permanent place'of meeting of 

( band Lodge 216 

4. By W. Bro. C. C. Robinson, — That, hereafter, all business, 
except that of balloting for candidates, initiating and pass- 
ing, be transacted in warranted Lodges in the third degree. . 216 

5. By K. W. Bro. T. P. Smith.— That the words " but such 
plea shall not excuse the Lodge from voting upon the 
question of guilt or innocence," be struck out of Clause 28, 
Masonic Trials, and the words ''and thereupon sentence 
shall follow," be substituted therefor 216 

Report of D. D. G Master, Erie District, No. 1 44 

St. Clair " " 2 48 

" " London " " 3 52 

" " South Huron " " 4 59 

" " North Huron " " 5 65 

Wilson " " 6 78 

" " Wellington " " 7 82 

" " Hamilton " " 8 87 

" " Georgian " " 9 88 

" " Niagara " " 10 90 

" " Toronto " "11. 99 

" " Ontario " " 12 127 

" " P. Edward " " 13 129 

" Frontenac " " 14 131 

" St. Lawrence " " 15 148 

" " Ottawa '.' " 16 150 

" " Algoma " "17 '54 

Reports of Board of General Purposes on : 

Audit and Finance 159 

Benevolence 163 

Jurisprudence 182 

Grievances and Appeals 183 

Warrants 158 

Grand Master's Address 208 

Condition of Masonry 1 79 

Report of Committee on Testimoniajjo M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray.. . 187 

Report of Scrutineers of Ballot . . 212 

Report of Committee on Cred< 18, 208 

Resolutions : — 

To confirm Minutes of AnntKi'i ...nnu'hication, 1886 31 

To confirm Special Communications. 1S86 31 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, BROCKVILLE, 58S7. 319 

PAGE. 

To refer Address of G. M. to Board of General Purposes 43 

To receive and adopt Report of the Board on Address 112 

That the Reports of the D. D. G. M's be received and con- 
sidered as read, and referred to the Board - . 43 

To receive and adopt Report on Warrants 158 

To receive and adopt Report on Audit and Finance 163 

To receive and adopt Report on Benevolence 1 79 

To receive and adopt Report on Condition of Masonry 182 

To receive and adopt Report on Jurisprudence 183 

To receive and adopt Report on Grievances and Appeals 187 

Respecting the revision of the Constitution 191 

To transfer $5,000 from the C.eneral Fund to the Fund of 

Benevolence, current account 208 

To receive and adopt Report of Committee on Credentials 208 

That the thanks of Grand Lodge be tendered to the R. W. the 
Grand Treasurer for his efficient services during the past ten 
years, and that, until otherwise ordered, the sum of two 

hundred dollars per annum be paid to that officer . 214 

That York Lodge, No. 156, be granted concurrent jurisdiction 
over the territory as far southerly as the present northerly 

limits of the City of Toronto 214 

That the following clause in the Report of the Board of 
General Purposes on Jurisprudence, adopted in 1S83, be re- 
scinded, viz : 

" Several Lodges have applied to the M. W. the Grand 
" Master for permission to heal and affiliate certain persons 
" who claim to have been initiated in irregular or clandestine 
" Lodges since the meeting of Grand Lodge in 1879. He 
" has declined to grant the permission asked, holding that 
" the resolution of Grand Lodge in 1877 would not apply to 
" these cases, and has referred the matter to the Board. 

" The Board consider that persons in the position of those 
" above mentioned should be regarded in the same light as 
" others who are not Masons, and should petition Lodges in 
" the same way; and if accepted on the ballet, should be 
" initiated in the same manner and on the same conditions as 
" any other person desirous of becoming a Mason." 214 

That the Grand Lodge. is of the opinion that the document given 
to St. John's Lodge, No. tkj, I. R., when taking out a 
charter at the organ' irand Lodge, subsequently 
No. 14, now No. em to continue the Irish 
work, was regular, and Secretary be now in- 
structed to fill in th ,iank, initiating and dating 
it. Lost 214 






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That the memorial (of St. John's Lodge No. 20) he referred to 

the M. \V. the Grand Master for consideration and decision. 215 

Thanking the Brockville Lodges 216 

To determine the place for holding the next Annual Communication. 214 

Restorations .' 286 

Returns of Subordinate Lodges 256 

Recapitulation 306 

Scrutineers appointed 212 

Suspensions, U. M. C 280 

Suspensions, N. P. D 280 

Synopsis of Returns to Grand Lodge 298 

Warrants, Report of Board on 158 




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