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BROCK 

UNIVERSITY 

LIBRARY 

From the 

Masonic Library 

of 

J. Lawrence Runnalls 

St. Catharines 

August 1988 



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Proceedings of the Grand Lodge 



Aqcieqt, free i Accepted JYIasoqs 

OF CANADA, IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, 



SPECIAL CDMMUNICATIDNS 



Comber, 2 Jth July, A.L. 5887 ; Carle ton P lace, 26 th October, 

A.L. jSSy ; Ottawa, jist May, A.L. 5888 ; Comber, 

6th June, A.L. $888 ; Delta, iptk June, A.L. 

5888 ; Escott, 2cjtli June, A.L. 5888; 

ALSO AT THE 

THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Held at the City of Toronto, 

ON THE 

18th and 19th July, A.D. 1888, A.L. 5888. 




ORDERED TO BE READ IN ALL LODGES AND PRESERVED. 



HAMILTON: 

TIWES PRINTING COMPANY. 



Grand Lodge of Canada, 



IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. 



PROCEEDINGS 

At an Especial Communication of the Grand Lodge of 
A. F. & A. M. of Canada, held at the Village of 
Comber, in the County of Essex, on Wednesday, the 
27th day of fitly, A. D. 1887, A. L. 5887. 

Present : 
R. W. Bro. Robt. M. Stuart, D.D.G.M., as Grand Master. 



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Samuel Harris, 


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Chaplain. 


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W. A. Mcintosh, 


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Treasurer. 


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J. E. Johnston, 


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A. R. Nicol, 


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C. L. McDermott, 


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M. Heatherington, 


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Amos Williams, 


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R. S. Bodman, 


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J. D. Young, 


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4 GRAND LODGF OF CANADA. 

Together with Past Masters and Brethren from the following 
Lodges: Naphtali, No. 413; Lome, 282; Howard, 391; 
Leamington, 290; Leopold, 397 ; St. George's, 41 ; Central, 
402 ; Sydenham, 255 ; Wilson, 86 ; and St. Thomas, 44. 

The Grand Lodge was opened in for»i at 12.15 p.m. in the 
Masonic Hall by R. W. Bro. Robert M. Stuart, D.D.G.M., 
who appeared as the representative of the M. W. the Grand 
Master, by whom he had been commissioned to lay the 
corner stone of a new Episcopal Church. 

A procession was then duly formed and, headed by the 
Comber Band, proceeded to the site. 

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

£ n trje Itamr ano tin tlje fanor of \\\t <5r*at 
Jlrrljtttrt of Ijraucn atto eartlj. 

On the 27TH day of July, A.D. 1887, and of the Masonic 
Era A.L. 5887. 

And in the 51st year of the reign of our 
Most Gracious Sovereign, 

©uetn fJtrtotia, 

Queen of Great Britain, Ireland, Empress of India, etc. 

His Excellency the Rt. Hon. 

THE MARQUIS OF LANSDOWNE, 

Governor- General of Canada. 

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

The Rt. Hon. SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD, Premier of Canada. 
The Hon. OLIVER MOWAT, Premier of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Bro. HENRY ROBERTSON, LL.B., Grand Master 
of Canada. 

R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, Q.C., Deputy Grand Master. 

R. W. Bro. Robt. M. Stuart, District Deputy Grand Master of the 
First or Erie District. 

W. Bro. R. H. Abbott, M.D., Worshipful Master, 1 

" William Lambe, S. W., 

" D. M. Williams, M.D., J. W., 

" C. L. McDermott, Secretary, 

The Rt. Rev. Maurice Baldwin, Bishop of Huron. 
Rev. Thos. H. Brown, Incumbent of St. George's Episcopal Church. 



Parvaim Lodge, 
No. 395, 
Comber, 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, COMBER, 5,887. 



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F. F. Jones and Arthur Ludlum, Wardens. 

(Tlno Conttr Stone. 

Of the Episcopal Church, Comber, 

Was laid by Rt. W. Bro. Robt. M. Stuart, D. D. G. M. of First or 

Erie District, on behalf of the Most Worshipful Grand Master, 

Assisted by 

The Grand Lodge and a large concourse of Brethren, with the usual 

ceremonies and usages of the Order, which may the 

G. A. O. T. U. ever protect and prosper. 

A box containing the scroll, a copy of the Constitution, 
copies of each of the Mail, Globe, Comber Indepe7ident, 
Amherstburg Echo, the Tilbury Centre Times, and coins of 
the denominations of 50c, 25c, 10c, 5c, and ic. pieces, was 
then deposited in the cavity of the stone. 

A handsome trowel, suitably inscribed, was then presented 
to the Acting G. M. by W. Bro. R. H. Abbott, M. D., on 
behalf of the Comber Episcopal Church. 

The Acting G. M., having made a suitable reply, proceeded 
with the ceremony in due and ancient form. 

The Grand Honors having been given, the procession 
re-formed and marched back to the Hall, when, after the 
Acting G. M. had addressed the brethren, the Lodge was 
closed in form at 1.30 p.m. 

attest : 




Grand Secretary. 



\l» LODGE <»K CANADA. 



Grand Lodge of Canada, 



IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. 



PROCEEDINGS 

At an Especial Communication of the Grand Lodge of 
Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, held at 
the Village of Carleton Place, County of Lanark, on 
Wednesday, the 26th day of October, A. D. 1887, 
A. L. 5887. 

Present : 

R. W. Bro. D. Taylor, D.D.G.M., as Grand Master. 
" " " C. R. Church, P.D.D.G.M., as Deputy G. M. 



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J. H. Bothwell, 


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J. M. Munro, • 


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Rev. Dr. Bennett, 


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Chaplain. 


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W. Rea, 


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Secretary. 


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R. F. Preston, 


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Senior Deacon 


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H. F. Webb, 


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J. J- Smyth, 


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Dir. of Cir. 


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D. V. Stafford, 


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Supt. of Works 


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S. N. Percival, 


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F. Donald, 


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A. Chatfield, 


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W. C. Loper, 


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Tyler. 



And three Worshipful Masters appointed to carry corn, wine 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, CARLETON PLACE, 5,887. 7 

and oil, together with a number of Brethren hailing from 
Arnprior, Almonte, Brockville, Maitland, Ottawa, Smith's 
Falls, Perth, Lanark, and other places. 

The Lodge was opened at two o'clock p. m., and R. W. 
Bro. Taylor stated that he had been requested by the Most 
Worshipful the Grand Master to perform the. ceremony of 
laying the corner stone of the new Masonic Hall to be erected 
in Carleton Place. 

A procession in accordance with the regulations in the Book 
of Constitution was formed, and, headed by the Carleton Place 
Band, proceeded to the site of the new Hall, when a halt was 
made, and the Acting Grand Master passed to the corner 
stone, where a platform had been erected for the officers and 
brethren. 

After an address by the Acting Grand Master, prayer was 
offered by the Acting Grand Chaplain. 

The following inscription, together with the current coins of 
the Dominion and some of the leading newspapers, were 
placed in a glass jar and deposited in the cavity below the 
stone. 

inscription : 

3»n tilt llamr atto bg ttje faoov of tlje C'5tctiouo 
JU'cbjtect of Dranrn ano Ofavtlj. 

On the 26th day of October, A. D. 1887, and in the Era of 
Freemasonry A. L. 5887. 

And in the 51st year (being Jubilee Year) of the reign of 
our Gracious Sovereign, 

IHrtoria, 

Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India and Dependencies 
in Asia, Europe and Africa. Dominion of Canada, Australia, etc. 

The Most Honorable 

HENRY CHARLES KEITH PETTY FITZMAURICE, G.C.M.G., 

LORD LANSDOWNE, 

being Governor-General of Canada. 



8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

The Hon. SIR ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, Lieutenant -Govern** 

of Ontario. 

The Right Hon. SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD, Premier of the 

Dominion of Canada. 

The Hon. OLIVER MOW AT, Premier of ( >ntario. 

Jno. G. Haggakt, Esq., M. P. South Riding of Lanark. 

William Lees, Esq., M. P. P. '* " 

William Pattie, Esq., Reeve of Carleton Place. 

A. R. G. Peden, Esq., Clerk of Village of Carleton Place. 

building committee of masonic temple: 

Erank Donald. Andrew W. Boll. Win, Sutherland, Jr. 

Wm. Willoughby, Contractor. 

Samuel Moffatt, Architect. 

Wei* ©orttpr Stone 

Of the Masonic Temple 

Erected by St. John's Lodge, No. 63, G. R. C, A. F. & A. M. 

officers of st. John's lodge : 

Bro. W. T. Latimer, W. M. Bro. A. T. Hudson, S. W. 

" John Cameron, J. W. " James Wilson, Treas. 

Bro. W. Sutherland, Jr., Sec. 

Was laid by R. W. Bro. David Taylor, D. D. G. M., Ottawa District 

No. 1 6, assisted by 

The Grand Officers, together with a large concourse of visiting Brethren 

from the different Lodges in Ottawa District, in accordance with 

the ceremonies and usages of the Order, which may the 

G. A. O. T. U. ever protect and prosper. 

Worshipful Bro. Dr. N. F. Preston, on behalf of St. John's 
Lodge, then presented R. W. Bro. Taylor with a handsome 
silver trowel upon which was engraven the following inscription : 

" Presented to R. W. Bro. David Taylor, D. D. G. M., Ottawa District 
No. 16, A. F. and A. M. of Canada, by St. John's Lodge, No. 63, 
Carleton Place, at the laying of the corner stone of their Masonic Temple, 
26th October, 1887. 

R. W. Bro. Taylor, having received the gift and thanked the 
Brethren for the same, the cement was spread and the corner 
stone placed in position with the usual ceremonies as pro- 
vided in the Book of Constitution. 

After the grand honors had been given, an elegant address 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, CARLETON PLACE, 5887. 9 

was delivered to the Brethren and the public assembled, by R. 
W. Bro. Dr. C. R. Church, P. D. D. G. M. 

The procession then reformed and the Brethren returned to 
the hall, where the Grand Lodge was closed inform. 

ATTEST. 




Grand Secretary. 



Grand Lodge of Canada, 



IN THE 1'KOYINCK OF ONTARIO. 



PROCEEDINGS 

At an Especial Communication of the Grand Lodge "J 

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, held at 
the City of Ottawa, on Thursday, the j/st day of May, 
A. D. 1888, A. L. 5888. 



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PRESENT : 

W. Bro! R. T. Walkem, Q. C, as Grand Master. 
" " David Taylor, as Deputy " 



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John Walsh, 


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Senior Warden. 


E. Plant, 


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Junior " 


T. D. Ridout, 


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Chaplain. 


C R. Church, 


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Treasurer. 


J. Satchell, 


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Registrar. 


Wm. Rea, 


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Secretary. 


D. Lyon, 


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Senior Deacon. 


A. Chatfield, 


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Junior " 


D. Barr, ' 


as 


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Supt. of Works. 


G. S. Macfarlane, 


as 


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Dir. of Cer. 


W. H. Baldwin, 


as 


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Asst. Secretary. 


Geo. McNeill, 


as 


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Asst. D. of C. 


J. W. Tinley, 


as 


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Sword Bearer. 


J. D. Wallis, 


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Organist. 


E. A. Selwyn, 


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Asst. Organist. 


C. A Douglas, 


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Pursuivant. 


T. T. Stoddart, s 








W. L. Blair, \ 








A. Pratt, 








F. C. Lightfoot, 1 








C. Danbury, > 


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J. N. Wright, j 








E. D. Parlow, 








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J. J. Smyth, 









SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, OTTAWA, 5888. II 

R. W. Bro. W. H. Garrioch, as Grand Standard Bearer. 
" " T. B. Prentiss, " " " 

" J. Sweetman, as " Tyler. 

Together with Masters, Past Masters and brethren hailing 
from the following and other Lodges, namely : The Ancient 
St. John's, No. 3, Kingston; St. Andrew's No. 16, Toronto ; 
Mount Zion, No. 28, Kemptville ; Dalhousie, No. 52, Doric, 
No. 58, Civil Service, No. 148, Ottawa; Goodwood, No. 159, 
Richmond; Builders', No. 177, Ottawa; Plantagenet, No. 186, 
Plantagenet ; Chaudiere, No. 264, Ottawa ; Prince of Wales, 
No. 371 Ottawa; Mattawa, No. 405, Mattawa. 

The Grand Lodge was opened in due form at 12 o'clock 
noon, by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, Q. C., Deputy Grand 
Master, who stated that he had been requested by the Most 
Worshipful the Grand Master to preside for him on the 
present occasion, for the purpose of consecrating the New 
Masonic Hall to be occupied by the Ottawa Brethren. 

After the usual Consecration and Dedicatory Ceremonies 
had been most creditably conducted by the acting Grand 
Master, he delivered an appropriate and instructive address to 
the large assembly of brethren present. 

The Grand Lodge was then closed in due form. 

ATTEST. 




Grand Secretary. 



12 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

MEMORANDUM. 

In addition to the ceremonies of Consecration and Dedica- 
tion reported herewith, a large number of brethren assembled 
in the afternoon of the same day and went out to Beechwood 
Cemetery where the beautiful monument on the Masonic 
Burial Plot was unveiled and an excellent address was given 
to the brtthren and the public present by R. W. Bro. Walkem. 
In the evening of the same day an " At Home " was held in 
the Masonic Hall, attended by fully a thousand friends of the 
brethren. The day's proceedings wound up with a banquet 
in honor of Grand Lodge. 






SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, COMBER, 5888. 



13 



Grand Lodge of Canada, 



IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. 



PROCEEDINGS 

At an Especial Communication of the Grand Lodge of 
Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, held at 
Village of Comber, in the County of Essex, on Wednesday, 
6th day of June, A. D. 1888, A. L. 5888, for the purpose 
of laying the Corner Stone of Mount Olivet Methodist 
Church. 

present : 



R. W. Bro. 


E. Alhvorth, M.D. 


, P.D.D.G.M., 


as Grand Master. 


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Thos. C Macnabb, 


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J. E. D. Avignon, 


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R. H. Abbott, M 


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D. Welch, 




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A. H. Clark, 




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Treasurer. 




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A. T. Bristow, 




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J. C Anderson, 




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Secretary. 




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Jos. A. Fitch, 




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Asst. Secretary 




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S. T. Copus, 




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Senior Deacon 


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Thos. Burnie, 




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N. J. Bogart, 




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Wm. Mann, 




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P. A. Craig, 
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Jos. Hall, 




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Bro 


John Lefave, 




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GRANH LODGE OF CANADA. 



Bro. J. S. Middough, Bro. John Peterson, 



Geo. Malott, 


" W. J. Moffatt, 




L. Case, 


" Samuel Harris, 


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C. McDermaid, 


" A. J. Brown, 


f Stewards. 


D. Baldwin, 


" Wm. Nigle, 




E. A. Pulford, 


*' G. E. Robinson,^ 


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Grand Lodge was opened at ten o'clock a. m., a large 
attendance of the brethren being present. At high twelve the 
ceremony of laying the Corner Stone was proceeded with and 
completed in the usual masonic manner. The day was all 
that could be desired, and everything connected with the day's 
proceedings passed off to the satisfaction of all concerned. 
The acting Grand Master, R. W. Bro. Dr. Allworth, was made 
the recipient of a handsome Trowel by the brethren of Parvaim 
Lodge and friends of the Order in Comber. 



ATTEST 




Grand Secretary. 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, DELTA, 



*5 



Grand Lodge of Canada 



IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. 



PROCEEDINGS 

At an Especial Communication of the Grand Lodge oj 
Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, held at 
the I '/'//age of Delta, County of Leeds, on Tuesday, the 
igth day of June, A D. 1868, A L. J 888. 

PRESENT : 

R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, 1). G. M. as Grand Master. 
" " " J. M. Sinclair, D.D.GM.,as Deputy Grand Master. 



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John Madden, 




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Grand 


Senior Warden. 


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Wm. Johnston, 




as 


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Junior " 




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Rev. I. E. Thurlow, 


as 


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Chaplain. 




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Lewis Washburn, 




as 


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Treasurer. 


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Omer Brown, 




as 


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Registrar. 


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J. P. Lamb, 
Walter Beatty, 




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Secretary. 
Senior Deacon. 


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H. E. Eyre, 




as 


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Supt. of Works. 




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N. B. Howard, 




as 


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Dir. of Cer. 




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Sala Blanchard, 




as 


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Junior Deacon. 




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J. A. Russell, 
L. N. Phelps, 




as 
as 


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Asst. Secretary. 
Asst.Dir.of Cer. 




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H. C Philips, 




as 


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Sword Bearer. 




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Rev. N. H. Howard, 


as 


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Organist. 




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Rev. D. Y. Ross, 
W. H. Godkin, 




as 
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Asst. Organist. 
Pursuivant. 


ro. John 


E. Brown, Bro. 


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Moulton, \ 


" John 
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Russell, 

Wiltse, " 


David Davison, 

Edward Stowell, I" Gra " d 
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Munsell Brown, 


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E. 


Johnston, " 


" M. 


Halladay, 

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H. 


S. Moffatt, 

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1 6 GRAND LODGrC OF CANADA. 

And a number of brethren hailing from Farmersville, Lans- 
downe, Newboro, and other Lodges. 

The Grand Lodge having been opened in due form at i i 
o'clock a. m., R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem stated that he had 
been requested by the Most Worshipful the Grand Master to 
perform the ceremony of laying the corner stone of a new 
Methodist Church to be erected in Delta. 

A procession was then duly formed, and, headed by the 
Delta Brass Band, proceeded to the site, when the Acting 
Grand Master, after making a few appropriate remarks, called 
upon the Rev. I. E. Thurlow, Acting Grand Chaplain, to 
invoke a Divine blessing, after which the Acting Secretary 
read the following scroll : 

3»it tljt itamr mxo bit tin? favov of titv ftloviouo 
<3lrrl)ttprt of gratrnt attt» (fartlj. 

On the iqth day of June, A.D. 1888, and of the Era of Free- 
masonry A.L. 5888. 
And in the 52nd year of the reign of our Gracious Sovereign, 

gtirtotria, 

Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India and Dependencies 

in Asia, Europe and Africa, Dominion of Canada, Australia, etc. 

LORD STANLEY OF PRESTON, 

Governor-General of the Dominion 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 MOW AT, Premier of Ontario. 

Thomas H. Percival, Reeve of the Township of Bastard. 

Henry Robertson, LL.B., Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of 

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

Dr. J. M. Sinclair, D.D.G.M. St. Lawrence District. 

(Eljio ftovnvv Sionv 

Of the Metropolitan Methodist Church, in Delta, 

Was laid by R. W. Bro. Richard T. Walkem, D.G.M., on behalf of 

the M. W. the Grand Master, assisted by 

The Grand Lodge Officers and a large concourse of Brethren, with 

the usual ceremonies and usages of the Order, which 

may the G. A. O. T. U. ever protect and prosper. 

The Grand Secretary then announced that in the box to be 
deposited in the cavity in the stone were placed the scroll, a 



SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, DELT.A, 



17 



copy of the Christian Guardian, the Montreal Methodist, the 
Daily Globe, the Empire, the Kingston Whig, the Ottawa 
Free Press, the Brockville Recorder, the Brockville 7Vzbm and 
Farmersville Reporter ; also a Church Record giving history 
of the Methodist Church in Delta, names of Church Commit- 
tee, Building Committee, Trustees, Stewards, Sabbath School 
Superintendent, Sabbath School Teachers, etc. 

The box having been deposited in a cavity beneath the 
corner stone, the stone was lowered and laid with all the 
ceremonies prescribed in the Book of Constitution. 

The Acting Grand Master then, as well as later on in the 
afternoon, addressed those assembled, explaining the nature 
of the ceremony, the propriety of its being performed by the 
Masonic fraternity, and the principles and objects of Masonry. 
His addresses were listened to with much attention. 

After the laying of the stone the brethren were very hospit- 
ably entertained by the ladies of the Methodist Church in 
Delta, and the Grand Lodge was closed at 3 p.m. 

A vote of thanks was given to the Acting Grand Master for 
his services and addresses. 

attest : 




Grand Secretary. 



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GF \NI» LODGE <>K CANADA. 



Grand Lodge of Canada 



IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. 



PROCEEDINGS 

At an Especial Communication of the Grand Lodge of 
Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, held at 
Escott, in the County of Leeds, on Friday, 29th June, 
A. D. 1 888, A. L. 3888. 

PRESENT : 



R. T. Walkem, D.G.M., as 


Grand Master. 


J. C. Dickey, as Deputy 


(< 


« 


T. Thomson, 


as 


Grand Senior Warden. 


R. L. Booth, 


as 


H 


Junior " 


L. A. Betts, 


as 


« 


Chaplain. 


J. Mallory, 


as 


(( 


Treasurer. 


J. Collins, 


as 


(< 


Registrar. 


H. Griffin, 


as 


U 


Secretary. 


J. M. Shaw, 


as 


U 


Senior Deacon. 


H. Ruttle, 


as 


(( 


Junior " 


F. E. Dowsley, 


as 


(( 


Supt. of Works. 


Isaac Cole, 


as 


« 


Dir. of Cer. 


J. P. Redmond, 


as 


« 


Asst. D. of C 


W. J. Herbison, 


as 


(« 


Asst. Secretary. 


N. M. Kelly, 


as 


(< 


Sword Bearer. 


U. E. Brown, 


as 


ei 


Organist. 


A. Scott, 


as 


u 


Asst. Organist. 


Jos. Steward, 


as 


(1 


Pursuivant. 



SPKCIAL COMMUNICATION, ESCOTT, 5888. 



19 



Bro. Kelly, Bro. 


Scott, 


" Mallory, " 


Bullock, 


" Judson, " 


Bradley, 


" Redmond, 


McDonold, 


" Slater, 


Ruttle, 


Bro. M. E. Guild, 





as Grand Stewards. 



s " Tyler. 

The Grand Lodge was opened in form at eleven o'clock 
a. m., by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, D.G.M., who stated that 
the Communication had been called for the purpose of 
assisting him in laying the corner stone of a Methodist Church 
in the Village of Escott. 

A procession was then formed, and the brethren having 
marched to the site of the proposed Church, the corner stone 
was laid with the usual ceremonies. 

The brethren then returned to the Town Hall, and the 
Grand Lodge was closed inform. 



ATTEST : 




< J rand Lodge of Canada, 



IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO. 



PROCEEDINGS. 

At the Thirty-third Annual Communication of the Grand 
Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario, held in the Grand Opera 
House, in the City of Toronto, commencing on Wednesday, 
the 18th day of July, A. D. 1888, A. L. §888. 



Present : 

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

on the Throne. 
R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, Q. C 

" A. W. Porte, 

" " G. G. Rowe, 

" " Rev. F. B Stratton, as 

" " E. Mitchell, 

" " D. Derbyshire, 

" " J. J. Mason, 

V. " " F. Manley, 

" " J. Mc. L. Stevenson, 

" " Wm. Webster, 

" " J. H. Findlay, 

" M John Malloy, Ass't 

" T. Millman, 

" " J. A. Cowan, 

" " John Callard 

" " Sam. Davison, 



Deputy Grand Master. 
Grand Senior Warden. 
" Junior Warden. 
" Chaplain. 
" Treasurer. 
" Registrar. 
" Secretary. 
" Senior Deacon. 
" Junior Deacon. 
" Supt. of Works. 
" Dir. of Cer. 

Secretary. 

Dir. of Cer. 

Sword Bearer. 

Organist. 

Pursuivant. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 



V. 


w. 


Bro. 


W. A. Woolson, 


\ 








(1 


« 


<( 


J. A. C. Anderson, 










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11 


11 


Wm. Miller, 










(( 


II 


11 


J. P. Thompson, 


>Grand Stewards. 






(C 


II 


" 


G. M. Richardson, 










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II 


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\V. T. Wilkinson, 










II 


(( 


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Wm. Melrose, 


; 








II 


II 


11 


Geo. Reekie, 


" Standard Bearer. 








(• 


J. H. Pritchard, 


Tyler. 














DISTRICT DEPUTY 


GRAND MASTERS. 








R. 


\v. 


Bro. 


R. M. Stuart, 


Erie District No. 


I 


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(1 


II 


Jas. Newell, M. D., 


St. Clair 


11 


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2 


11 


11 


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C. N. Spencer, 


London 


it 


II 


3 


<( 


II 


II 


C. McLellan, 


South Huron 


11 


II 


4 


11 


II 


it 


E. E. Wade, 


North Huron 


i< 


II 


5 


a 


<« 


<( 


J. C. Hegler, 


Wilson 


11 


II 


6 


11 


II 


II 


A. Jardine, 


Wellington 


ii 


II 


7 


it 


II 


II 


Hy. Jennings, 


Georgian 


i< 


II 


9 


11 


(( 


11 


C. G. McDermott, 


Niagara 


11 


II 


10 


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11 


E. T. Malone, 


Toronto 


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(1 


11 


II 


(i 


ti 


B. Shortly, 


Ontario 


11 


(( 


12 


II 


II 


II 


Wm. Smeaton, 


Prince Edward 


11 


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13 


II 


II 


11 


Fred'k. Welch, 


Frontenac 


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II 


14 


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II 

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David Taylor, 
A. W. Thompson, 


Ottawa 
Algoma 


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GRAND REPRESENTATIVES. 



M. W. Bro. Hy. Robertson, for District of Columbia. 
A. A. Stevenson, " Connecticut. 
A. A. Stevenson, 
J. A. Henderson, 
J. A. Henderson, 
Jas. Moffat, 
Jas. Moffat, 
Daniel Spry, 
Daniel Spry, 
Daniel Spry, 



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II (( 

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Minnesota. 

New Hampshire. 

New York. 

Idaho. 

Pennsylvania. 

Kentucky. 

Greece. 

New South Wales. 



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GRAND LODGE 


OF 


CANADA. 


M. 


w. 


Bro. 


Otto Klotz, 


for 


Washington Territory. 


i. 


(t 


ii 


Otto Klutz, 


ii 


St. 1 )omingo. 




If 


ii 


Hugh Murray, 


ii 


Prince Edward Island 


R. 


II 


ii 


R T. Walkem, 


ii 


Peru. 




(1 


" 


Kivas Tully, 


ii 


Ireland. 




II 


a 


John Creasor, 


ii 


British Columbia. 




II 


ii 


J. C Hegler, 


ii 


Arkansas. 




II 


ii 


E. Mitchell, 


ii 


California. 




It 


a 


F. J. Menet, 


ii 


Colorado. 




II 


ii 


E. T. Malone 


ii 


Dakota. 




II 


ii 


J. B. Trayes, 


ii 


Delaware. 




II 


ii 


J . J. Mason, 


it 


Florida. 




'• 


ii 


J. J. Mason, 


ii 


Kansas. 




II 


ii 


David McLellan, 


it 


Georgia. 




II 


ii 


David McLellan, 


>i 


Illinois. 




II 


it 


E. H. D. Hall, 


it 


Indian Territory. 




II 


ii ' 


J. H. Widdifield, 


tt 


Iowa. 




1. 


ii 


Hy. Macpherson, 


it 


Maryland. 




II 


ii 


Hy. Macpherson, 


it 


Uruguay. 




II 


ii 


J. F. H. Gunn, 


it 


Michigan. 




i: 


ii 


R. B. Hungerford 


it 


Mississippi. 


V. 


it 


ii 


C. W. Brown, 


ti 


Nebraska. 


R. 


it 


ii 


R. L. Patterson, 


tt 


Nevada. 




ii 


ii 


L. H. Henderson, 


tt 


North Carolina. 




il 


ii 


T. C. Macnabb, 


tt 


South Carolina. 




(i 


ii 


D. H. Martyn, 


tt 


Vermont. 




i< 


ii 


J. Ross Robertson 




Virginia. 




ii 


ii 


J. E. Harding, 


it 


West Viiginia. 




it 


ii 


Thos. Sargant, 


tt 


Wisconsin. 




it 


ii 


John Walsh, 


ti 


U. S. of Columbia. 




ii 


ii 


Wm. Gibson, 


it 


Victoria. 








PAST GRAND 


OFFICERS. 


M. 


w. 


Bro. 


A A. Stevenson, 




P. G. M. 


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II 


ii 


J. A. Henderson, 




tt 


u 


II 


ii 


James Moffat, 




it 


(C 


(1 


ii 


Daniel Spry, 




it 


II 


II 


ii 


Otto Klotz, 




tt 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 23 



M. VV. Bro. Hugh Murray, 
R. " 



P. G. M. 



E. Allworth, P. D. D. G. M. 

R. Bull, 
Jas. H. Burritt, 
T. F. Blackwood, 
John Creasor, 
Wm. Gibson, 
J. F. H. Gunn, 
L. H. Henderson, 
R. B. Hungerford, 
J. E. Harding, 
E. H. D. Hall, 
A. Jamieson, 
W. N. Kennedy, 
Wm. Kerns, 
S. S. Lazier, 
H. G. Lindsay, 
R. W. Longmore, 
T. C. Macnabb, 
F. J. Menet, 
D. H. Martyn, 
A. McGinnis, 
Donald McPhie, 
Wm. McCabe, 
R. McCaw, 
T. B. Nixon, 
John Nettleton, 
R. H. Preston, 
Donald Ross, 
1 D. S. Rupert, 
< Wm. Rea, 

J. Ross Robertson, 
Gavin Stewart, 
« E. H. Smith, 
' L. Slater, 
; ' B. Saunders, 
" T. Sargant, 
" John Scoon. 



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CRANK LODGE 01 


I \N ADA. 


R. 
it 


w. 


Bro 

it 


John Sin. lair, 
John Simpson, 


1'. 1). 1). (, M 


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" 


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J. B. Trayes, 


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u 


it 


T. L M. Tipton, 


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I. F. Toms, 
kivas Tully, 


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H. Turner, 


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J. H. Widdifield, 


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W. R. White, 


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Jas. Bain, 


P. G. S. W. 


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R. J. Hovenden, 


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Hy. Macpherson, 


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u 


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David McLellan, 


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Allan McLean, 


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R. L. Patterson, 


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G. R. Vanzant, 


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J. S. Dewar, 


P. G. J. W. 


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Wm. Forbes, 


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W. A. Green, 


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u 


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Jas. Greenfield, 


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John Walsh, 


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Hugh Walker, 


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Rev. H. W. Davies, 


P G. Chaplain. 


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R. L. Gunn, 


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F. C. Martin, 


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John Satchell, 


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F. Gallow, 


P. G. S. D. 


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J. H. Knifton, 


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C W. Posilethwaite, 


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Geo. Tait, 


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Jas. Wilson. 
M. D. Dawson, 


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P. G. J. D. 


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L. F. A. Maingy, 


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W. J. Hambly, 


P. G. D. of C 


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John Kerr, 


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Alex. Patterson, 


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H 


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H. W. Bickford, 


P. Ass't. G. Sec. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 



25 



V. 


w. 


Bro. 


J. Parker Thomas, 
H. J. Wilkinson, 


P. Ass't. G. D. of C 
P. G. S. B. 


11 


II 


" 


C. VV. Brown, 


P. G. Organist. 


II 


CI 


|C 


A. W. Carkeek, 


it 


11 


" 


a 


W. R. Howse, 


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11 


(1 


11 


W. Roaf, 


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'• 


11 


VV. L. Steiner, 


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cc 


" 


J. F. Kennedy, 


P. Ass't G. Organist. 


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11 


(i 


J. M. Rogerson, 


11 


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CI 


11 


L. Secord, 


<< 


CI 


II 


11 


E. E. Kitchen, 


P. G. Pursuivant. 


il 


a 


" 


Jos. Beck, 


P. G. Steward. 


II 


a 


II 


A. Borngasser, 


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(i 


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I. Baker, 


a 


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II 


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VV. B. Doherty, 


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A. Ellis, 


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II 


11 


II 


John Erskine, 


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VV. L. P. Eager, 


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Alex. Hess, 


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C King, 


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II 


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(( 


VV. Miller, 


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■1 


II 


R. McKnight, 


II 


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C Pearcy, 


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(( 


11 


II 


C Pye, 


II 


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S. Pearcy, 


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R. J. Pujolas, 


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Jas. Quigg, 


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J. A. Wills, 


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A constitutional number of Lodges being represented, the 
Grand Lodge was opened in ample form, at 1.30 p. m., and 
the acting Grand Chaplain implored a blessing from the G. A. 
O. T. U. upon all the proceedings. 



Before the opening of Grand Lodge, His Worship, the Mayor 
of Toronto, Aid. Dodds, (Chairman), and members of the 
Reception Committee of the City Council, were announced, 
introduced, and extended to the Grand Lodge on behalf of the 



>6 GRAND LODGi OF I \N \IM. 

citizens a hearty welcome, which was acknowledged by the M. 
W. the Grand Master in appropriate terms. 

The Board of General Purposes, as required by the Consti- 
tution, appointed R. W. Bros. R. B. Hungerford, and Fred'k. 
Welch, and V. W. Bro. J. A. Wills, a committee on the Cred- 
entials of Representatives and Proxies from Lodges, who 
reported the following as being present : 

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

\\ . Bro. John Klinghorn, W. M. ; Bro. John Waddell, S. \V. ; 
M. W. Bro. J. A. Henderson; R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem ; 
V. W. Bros. H. J. Wilkinson, T. Millman, W. Bro H. J. 
Saunders, P. M's. 

No. 5. Sussex, Brockville. 

W. Bro. T. \V. Sparham, W. M. ; Bro. J. H. Shaver, S. W. ; 
k. W. Bro. D. Derbyshire. V. W. Bro. Jas. Quigg, VV. Bro. 
G. H. Weatherhead, P. M's. 

No. 6. Barton, Hamilton. 

Bros. S. M. Kenny, S. W. ; C McRae, J. W. ; R. W. Bros. 
R. Bull, Gavin Stewart, Wm. Gibson, W. Bros. John 
Hoodless, H. S. Griffin, P. M's. 

V 

No. 7. Union, Grimsby. 

W. Bro. W. F. Clark, W. M. and P. M. ; R. W. Bro. Wm. 
Forbes, P. M. 

No. 9. Union, Napanee. 

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

W. Bro. Jos. Brook, W. M. 
No. 11. Moira, Belleville. 

W. Bro. P. C. Jones, W. M. ; R. W. Bros. L. H. Henderson, 

S. S. Lazier, A. McGinnis, P. M's. 

No. 14. True Britons, Perth. 

W. Bro. Peter Hope, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. J. F. Kennedy, 
W. Bro. W. J. Pink, P. M's. 

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

W. Bro. G. Burch, W.M. ; R.W. Bro. C. G. McDermott, P.M. 
No. 16. St. Andrew's, Toronto. 

W. Bro. R. W. Doan, W. M. ; Bros. Jas. Glanville, S. W.; 

A. R. Macdonald, J. W.; R. W. Bros. W. C. Wilkinson, 

E. H. Smith, Jas. Bain, V. W. Bro. Geo. Tait, W. Bros. 

J. S. Lovell, Wm. Anderson, F. Macdonald, P. M's. 

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

W. Bro. P. J. Lightburne, W. M. ; Bro. G. R. Hargraft, 
J. W. ; W. Bro. D. McNaughton, P. M. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION. TORONTO, 5888 27 

No. 18. Prince Edward, Picton. 

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

No. 20. St. Johns, London. 

W. Bro. T. II. Marshall, W. M. ; M. W. Bro. Jas. Moffat, 
Y. W. Bro. M. I). Dawson. P. M's. 

No. 22. King Solomons, Toronto. 

W. Bro. Wm. Anderson, W. M. ; Bros. Jas. Reeves, S. W.; 
W. Cooke. J. \Y.: M. \Y. Pro. I). Spry, R. W. Bros. David 
McLellan, Kivas Tully, J. Ross Robertson, V. W. Bros. W.J. 
Hambly, H. Bickford, W. Bros. P. J. Slatter, W. H. Walkem, 
Jas. Spooner, D. McDonald, T. Langton. P. M's. 

No. 24. St. Francis, Smith's Falls. 

W. Bro. P. Hope, Proxy. 
No. 25. Ionic, Toronto. 

V. W. Bro. C. \V. Postlethwaite, P. M., Proxy; R. W. Bro. 

H. \V. Davies, V. \V. Bros. C. Pearey, Wm. Roaf, 

F. F. Manley, C. W. Brown, W. Bros. J. R. Roaf, F. M. 

Morson, V. Sankey, G. Darby, D. Rose, A. J. Robertson, 

P. M's. 
No. 26. Ontario, Port Hope. 

W. Bro. W. J. Robertson, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. J. B. Trayes, 

P. M. ; W. Bro. T. A. Thompson, P. M. 

No. 27. Strict Observance, Hamilton. 

W. Bro. T. W. Lester. W. M. ; R. W. Bros. D. McLellan, 
R. L. Gunn, J. J. Mason, V. W. Bro. J. M. Rogerson, W. 
Bros- W. F." McGiverin, W. C. Morton, O. S. Hillman, 
E. W. Klotz, P. M's. 

No. 29. United, Brighton. 

W. Bro. Ira B. Thayer, W. M. and P. M. 
No. 30. Composite, Whitby. 

W. Bro. A. M. Ross, W. M. ; Bro. R. T. Cormack, L W. ; 

V. W. Bros. W. R. Howse, C. King, W. Bro. P. Taylor, P. M's. 
No. 31. Jerusalem, Bcnvmanville. 

W. Bro. Thos. H. Spry, W. M. 
No. 32. Amity, Dnnnville. 

\\. Pro. [os. Mumby, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. T. L. M. Tipton, 

P. M. 
No. 33. Maitland, Goderich. 

W. Bro. Jas. Addison, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. I. F. Toms, V. 

W. Bro. Jos. Beck, W. Bro. C. A. Humber, P. M's. 
No. 34, Thistle, Amherstburg. 

W. Bro. J. A. Patten, W. M. and P. M. 
No. 37. King Hiram, Ingersoll, 

W. Bro! John Podmore, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. W. A. Woolson, 

\Y. Bro. M. Walsh, P. M's. 

No. 38. Trent, Trenton. 

Bro. G. W. Dench, J. W. 



Nn. 


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No. 


40. 


No. 


41. 


No. 


42. 


No. 


43- 


No. 


44. 



28 (IRANI) LODGE OF CANADA. 

Mount Zion, Brooklin. 
\Y. Bro. James Lawrence. W. M. and P. M. 

St. John's, Hamilton. 
\\. Bro. T. McCallum, W. M. ; Bro. W. J. McAllister, S. W.j 
K. \V. Bro. D. Mcl'hie, V. W. Bro. John Malloy, P. M's. 

St. George's, Kingsville. 
R. \V. Bro. E. Allworth. W. M. and P. M. 

St. George's, London. 
\\ . Bro. H. Bapty, W. M. ; V. VV. Bros. John Callard, 
Andrew Ellis, W. Bros. A. B. Munson, T. J. \V. Burgess, 
P. M's. 

King Solomon's, Woodstock. 
W. Bro. G. J. Fraser, P. M., Proxy. 
St. Thomas, St. Thomas. 
W. Bro. H. Bradshaw, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. Luke Slater, V. 
W. Bro. W. B. Doherty, W. Bros. A. N. Pettit, H. Kirkland, 
P. M's. 

No. 45. Brant, Brantford. 

W. Bro. J. S. Heath, W. M. 
No. 46. Wellington, Chatham. 

Bro. Jas. Birch, S. W. ; R. W. Bro. T. C. Macnabb, W. Bros. 

J. E. Peers, M. Houston, J. P. Rutherford, P. M's. 

No. 47. Great Western, Windsor. 

W. Bro. Jos. Hall, W. M. and P. M. ; Bros. Thos. McGregor, 

S. \V. ; James Radcliffe, J. W. 
No. 48. Madoc, Madoc. 

W. Bro. J. Caverly, W. M. and P. M. 
No. 52. Dalhousie, Ottawa. 

W. Bro. A. J. Short, W. M. 
No. 54. Vaughan, Maple. 

W. Bro. L. Richardson, P. M., Proxy ; W. Bros. R. B. Orr, 

J. S. Kinnee, A. Carley, J. Kaiser, Geo. Highe, P. M's. 

No. 55, Merrickville, Merrickville . 

W. Bro G. B. Magee, W. M. 
No. 56. Victoria, Sarnia. 

W. Bros. G. S. Samis, W. M. ; Chas. Mole, P. M. 
No. 58. Doric, Ottawa. 

W. Bros. W. H. Baldwin, P. M., Proxy, J. J. Smythe, P. M. 

No. 61. Acacia, Hamilton. 

Bro. J. D. Clarke, J. W. ; M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, R. W. 
Bro. E. Mitchell, W. Bro. W. W. Greenflill, P. M's. 

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

W. Bro. L. H. Tohnson, S. W. and P. M. ; W. Bro. Jas. 
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No. 64. Kilwinning, London. 

W. Bro. C. C. Reed, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. R. B. Hungerford, 

P. M. 
No. 65. Rehoboam, Toronto. 

V. \Y. Bro. A. W. Carkeek, W. M. and P. M ; Bros. Wm. 

Bain, S. W.; W. J. Graham, J. W. ; M. W. Bro. D. Spry, 

R. WVBros. R. L. Patterson, J. B. Nixon, V. W. Bro. F. 

Gallow. W. Bros. A. McQueen, M. Gibbs, G. C. Patterson, 

Andrew Park, J. R. Richardson, D. H. Watt, A. W. 

McLauchlan, P. M's. 

No. 66. Durham, Newcastle. 

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

W. Bro. J. B. Jackson, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. J. C. Hegler, V. 

W. Bro. John Kerr, P. M's 

No. 69. Stirling, Stirling. 

W. Bro. G. W. Faulkner, W. M. and P. M. 
No. 72. Alma, Gait. 

W. Bro. C. Turnbull,, W. M. ; W. Bros. T. McGiverin, Jas. 

Radford, P. M's. 

No. 73. St. /awes', St. Mary's. 

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

No. 75. St'. John's, Toronto. 

W. Bro. T. Hills, W. M. ; Bros. W. E. Smith, S. W.; R. B. 
Harcourt, J. W. ; R. W. Bros. B. Saunders, F. J. Menet, R. 
J. Hovenden, V. W. Bros. John Erskine, N. L. Steiner, W. 
Bros. W. Stirling, W. Simpson, W. R. Smallpiece, John 
Ritchie, Robt. McKim, J. L. Kerr, P. M's. 

No. 76. Oxford, Woodstock. 

W. Bro. H. A. Biggins, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. F. C. Martin, 
V. W. Bro. W. T. Wilkinson, W. Bros. D. H. Hunter, R. R. 
Fulton, H. J. Finkle, Jas. Sutherland. P. M's. 

No. 77. Faithful Brethren, Lindsay. 

W. Bro. J. D. Graham, W. M. ; Bro. S. Armour, S. W. ; W. 
Bro. W. J. Hallett, P. M. 

No. 78. King Hiram, Tilsonburg. 

Bro. A. G. L. Guy, S. W. ; W. Bros. John McDonald, W. 
McDonald, P. M's. 

No. 79. Simcoe, Bradford. 

W. Bro. J. S. Boddy, W. M. and P. M. ; Bro. W. Kilkenny, 

S. W. 
No. 81. St. John's, Mount Brydges. 

\Y. Uro. G. B. Parrott, W. M. and P. M. ; R. W. Bro. H. G. 
Lindsay, W. Bro. W. E. Sawyer, P. M's. 

No. 82. St. John's, Paris. 

W. Bros. C. M. Foley, W M-, P. H. Cox, P. M. 



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No. 83. Brant, Strathroj. 

W. Bros. w. Wilkinson, W. M., \v. 1 1. Grant, P. M. 

No. 84. Clinton, Clinton. 

\\. Bros. fas. Voung, P, M.. Proxy, R. A. Barton. P. M. 

Nil. 86. Wilson, Toronto. 

W. Bro. Robt. oliv.r, \V. M. ; R. W. Bros. T. Sargant, 

Kivas Tully, V. W. B \. Patterson, W. Bros. H. McCaw. 

J. S. King, J. kalian, S. Brown, R. T. Coady, P. M's. 

No. 87. Markham Union, Markham. 

W. Bro. R. A. Mason, W. M. ; Bros. J. A. Reesor, S. \V. ; 
John Simpson, ]. W. ; R. W. Bro. G. R. Vanzant, W. Bro. 
"II. R. Corson, P. M's. 

St. George's, Owen Sound. 
K. W. Bro. Henry McPherson, V. \V. Bro. R. McKnight, 
P. M's. 

Manito, Collingivood. 
W. Bro. W. T. Toner, W. M. and P. M. ; M. W. Bro. Hy. 
Robertson, P. M. ; R. W. Bro. John Nettleton, W. Bro. \Y. 
R. Anderson, P. M's. 

Cataraqui, Kingston. 
W. Bros. R. V. Matthews, P. M., Proxy, E. S. Boyden, P. M. 

Northern Light, Kincardine. 
W. Bro. J. McK. Stewart, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. D. H. Martyn, 
P. M. 

Corinthian, Barrie. 
W. Bro. A. T. Barrand, W. M. ; Bro. D. F. McWatt, S. W. 

Sharon, Shai-on. 
W. Bro. C E. Lundy, W. M. and P. M. ; V. W. Bro. A. 
Borngasser, W. Bro. Jas. Wayling, P. M's. 

True Blue, Albion. 
W. Bro. Robert Roberts, P. M., Proxy. 

Tuscan, Newmarket. 
W. Bro. T. T. Bailey, W. M. ; Bro. J. E. Hollingshead, S.W.; 
R. W. Bro. J. H. Widdifield, W. Bros. T. H. Brunton, John 
Savage, Jas. Allan, P. M's. 
No. 100. Valley, Dundas. 

V. W. Bro. H. Bickford, P. M., Proxy; W. Bros. S. J. 
Lennard, N. Greening, P. M's. 

No. IOI. Corinthian, Peterbord' 

W. Bro. Adam Dawson, W. M. ; R. W. Bro. E. H. D. Hall, 

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

R. W. Bro. C. G. McDermott, Proxy ; W. Bro R. Slruthers, 

P. M. 
No. 104. St. Joint's, Nonvich. 

Bro. T. B. Phepoe, S. W.; W. Bros. A. H. S. Hill, J. A. 
Tidey, G. W. Poldon, H. Couzens, W. F. Kay, P. M's. 

No. 106. Burford, Burford. 

W. Bro. W. F. Miles, W. M. and P. M. 

No. 109. Albion, Harroivsmith. 

Bro. A. Myers, S. W. 



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No. 114. Hope, Port Hope. 

W. Bros. K. G. Blackham. W. M., W. Gothwaite, P. M. 
No. 115. Ivy, Beam 

R. \V. Bro. Wm. Gibson, P. M., Proxy. 

Maple Leaf, Bath. 
\Y. Bro. C. L. Rogers, W. M. 

Warren, Fiiigal. 
W. Bro. G. A. Marlatt, W. M. and P. M . 

Doric, Brantford. 
\Y. Bro. B. Nuttall, W. M. ; V. W. Bro. L. Secord, P. M 

Renfrew, Renfi 
\V. Bro. P. 1>. Muir, P. M., Proxy. 

The Belleville, Belleville. 
W. Bro W. H. Adams, W. M. ; Bro. T. ]. Spafford, J. W.; 
V. W. Bros. J. P. Thomas, J. P. Thompson, P. M's. 

Cornwall, Cornwall. 
W. Bro. S. J. Pool, Proxy. 

Golden Rule, Campbellford. 
\ . \V. Fro. Wm. Webster, Proxy. 
Franck, Frankford. 
W. Bro. T. K. Garratt, W. M. ; Bro. W. Scott, S. \\ , 

Pembroke, Pembroke. 
R. W. Bros. J. H. Burritt, P. M., Proxy, W. R.White, P. M. 

The Rising Sun, Aurora. 
\\. Bros. C. C. Robinson, W. M. and P. M., S. Ashton, 
R. W. Hillary, P. M's. 

St. Lawrence, Southampton. 
R. \\ . Bro. I. F. H. Gunn, Proxy. 

Lebanon Forest, Exeter. 
W. Bro. Geo. McLeod, P. M., Proxy. 

St. Clair, Milton. 
W. Bro. E. Dixon. W. M. ; Bro. A. G. Needham, S. W.; 
V. W. Bro. W. L. P. Eager, W. Bros. R A. Frazer, D. Bole, 
J. Leslie, P. M's. 

Richardson, Stouffville. 
W. Bro. Wm. Todd, W. M. and P. M. 

Pythagoras, Meaford. 
W. Bros J. D. Hamill, W. M , R. R. Fulton, P. M. 

Lebanon, Oshawa. 
W. Bro. F. Rae. W. M. ; R. W Bros. W. McCabe, R. McCaw, 
W. Bro. A. D. McNider, P. M's. 

Malahide, Aylmer. 
W. Bro. W. W. Rutherford, P. M., Proxy. 

Tudor, Mitchell. 
\V. Bro. G. S. Goodeve, W. M. 



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GRAND LODGf ■ »F 1 \\.\i> \. 
Friendly P rot hers, /rot/uois. 

\\. Bro. T. A. Thompson, I'. M. 

Tecumsth , Stratford. 

W. Bro. A. Denne, W. M. and P. M ; Bros. Wm. Boles, S.W.; 

A. Hirst, J. W.; 1;. \\. Bro. I '. McLellan, I'. M. 

/. P. Hall, Millbrook. 
K. \Y. Bro. Henry Turner, W. Bro. J. W. Wallace, P. M's. 

Prince of Wales, Newburgh. 
R, W. Bros. F. Welch, Proxy, Henry Turner, P. M. 

Civil Service, Ottawa. 
Bro. Thos. Garrett, S. W. ; R. W. Bro. John Walsh, V. W. 
Bro. L. F. A. Maingy, W. Bro. W. F. Boardman, P. M's. 

Erie, Port Dover. 
R. W. Bro. Wm. Kennedy, Proxy. 

The Grand River, Berlin. 
W. Bros. C. Stark, W. M. and P. M., D. Forsyth, P. M. 

Burns, Wyoming. 
R. W. Bro. James Newell, P. M. 
Irving, Lucan. 
W. Bro. Wm. McLoud, W. M. 

Peterborough, Peterborough. 
W. Bro. H. Rush, W. M. and P. M. ; R. W. Bro. B. Shortly, 
P. M. 
No. 156. York, Eglinton. 

W. Bros. J. H. Mackenzie, W. M. ; John McCarter, Wm. 
Jackes, P. M's. 

Simpson, Newboro\ 
R. W. Bro. R. H. Preston, P. M., Proxy. 

Alexandra, Oil Springs. 

W. Bro. R. W. Gorsline, W. M ; V. W. Bro. Walter Miller, 
P. M. 

Goodwood, Richmond. 
R. W. Bro. John Satchell, W. M. and P. M. 

Percy, Warkworth. 
W. Bro. D. Ewing, W. M. 

Forest, Wroxeter. 
W. Bro. D. M. Walker, P. M., Proxy. 
Burlington, Burlington. 

R. W. Bro. Wm. Kerns, P. M., Proxy; W. Bro. Thomas 
Campbell, P. M. 

Wentworth, Stoney Creek. 

W. Bro. G. S. Fisher, W. M.; Bro. R. G. Marshall, J. W ; 
M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, P. M. 

No. 168. Merritt, WellanJ. 

W. Bro. J. F. Hill, W. M.; Bros. D R. Pursel, S.W.; Wm. 
Spearman, J.W. 



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Mac nab, Port Colbornc. 
W. Bro. W. E. Henderson, W. M. 
Britannia, Seaforth. 
\Y. Bro. Wm. Ballantyne, W. M. and P. M.; Bro. W. J. 
Frear. SAW; W. Bros. A. H. Ireland, W. G. Duff, P.M's. 

Ayr, Ayr. 
W. Bro. W. Willison, W. M. and P. M. 

Spartan, Sparta. 
V. W. Bro. W. E. Doherty, Proxy. 

The Builders, Ottawa. 
W. Bro. H. F. Webb, W. M. and P. M.; Bro. F. Cook, J.W.; 
R. W. Bros. Wm. Rea, David Taylor, P. M's. 

No. 178. Piatt svilh, Piatt sville. 

W. Bro. John Baird, W. M.; Bros. E. J. Bristovv, S. W.; 

Geo. Veitch, ]. W ; W. Bros. G. Sauer, T. Allshire, W. R. 

Henderson, P.M's. 
No. 180. Speed, Guelph. 

W. Bro. Thos. New, W. M. and P. M.; R. W. Bro. John 

Scoon, W. Bros. A. Bruce, Jas. Parker, P.M's. 

No. 181. Oriental, Port Bunoell. 

W. Bro. M. G. Burwell, W. M. and P. M. 
No. 184. Old Light, Lucknow. 

W. Bro. John Mathieson, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 190. Belmont, Belmont. 

W. Bros. J. G. Fawcett, W. M. and P. M. ; G. McKellar, 

J. Boyd, P. M's. 

No. 193. Scotland, Scotland. 

W. Bros. L. A. Winegarden, W. M.; J. C. Shook, P. M. 
No. 194. Petrolia, Petrolia. 

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

No. 195. The Tuscan, London. 

W. Bro. E. Paull, W. M.; R. W. Bros. A. W. Porte, R. B. 
Hungerford, W. Bros. J. Douglas, A. G. Smith, P. M's. 

No. 196. Madawaska, Arnprior. 

W. Bro. A. Hood, W. M. 
No. 197. Saugeen, Walkerton. 

W. Bro. W. R. Telford, W. M. and P. M.; Bros. C. F. 

Harris, S. W.; R. B. Hughes, J. W.; R. W. Bros. J. F. H. 

Gunn, W. A. Green, W. Bro. C. Dempsey, P. M's. 

No. 203. Irvine, Elora. 

W. Bro. A. Filshie, W. M.; Bros. Jos. Clarke, S. W.; M. 

Doenbecker, J. W.; W. Bros. John MacDonald, F. Dalby, 

P. M's. 
No. 205. New Dominion, Ne~u< Hamburg. 

W. Bros. T. D. Allin, W. M.; J. R. Feick, P. M. 



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No. 209a. St. John's, I on Jon. 

\\. Bro. J. A. Smith, W. M.; 15ros. G. E. Davis, S. W.; 
\. Carrothei . I W.; K. W. Bro. J. S. Dewar, \\ . Bro . I ■'. 
A. Cooper, W. J. Johiuton, P. M's. 

No. 209. Evergreen, Lanark. 

\\. Bro. John H. Bothwell, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 214. (r '".?> Ailsa Craig. 

K. \V. Bro. J. S. Dewar, Proxy. 
No. 215. Lake, Ameliasburg. 

R. \Y. Pro. Win. Smeaton, Proxy. 
No. 216. Harris, Orangeville. 

W. Bro. R. Hewitt, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 217. FreJerick, Delhi. 

\\ . Pros. W. A. Ferguson, W. M. ; J. C. Ross, P. M . 
No. 218. Stevenson, Toronto. 

W. Bro. John Nicholson, W. M. and P. M. ; Bros. G. E. M. 

White, S.W.; Jas. Baird, J.W. ; M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, 

W. Bros. R. Cuthbert, W. II. Woodstock, John Patton, W. C. 

Morrison, P. M's. 
No. 219. CreJit, Georgetown. 

W. Bro. W. P. Moore, W. M. ; Bros. S. A. Beaumont, S. W.; 

T. A. Murray, J. W. ; W. Bros. J. A. Todd, W. Freeman, 

J. Newton, P. M's. 
No. 220. ZereJatha, Uxbridge. 

Bro. G. Hobson, S. W. ; W. Bro. D. Campbell, P. M. 
No. 221. Mountain, Thorold. 

W. Bro. A. McClenchy, W. M. 
No. 222. Marmora, Marmora. 

W. Bro. R. Prout, W. M. and P. M. 
No. 224. Zurich, Hensall. 

W. Bro. D. Dyer, W. M. 
No. 225. BernarJ, Listowel. 

W. Bro. D. D. Campbell, W. M. 
No. 229. Ionic, Broj/ipton. 

W. Bro. L. F. Miller, W. M. 
No. 230. Kerr, Barrie. 

M. W. Bro. D. Spry, V. W. Bro. J. McL. Stevenson, W. Bro. 

J. H. Bennett, P. M's. 

No. 231. FiJelity, Ottawa. 

Bro. W. H. Jessop, S. W. ; M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, R. 

W. Bros. Wm. Rea, C. R. Church, W. Bro. J. A. Campbell, 

P. M's. 
No. 234. Beaver, Clarksburg. 

W. Bro. J. Lewis, W. M. ; V. W. Bros. Geo. Reekie, C. Pye, 
W. Bro. J. H. Dickinson, P. M's. 

No. 235. AUworth, Paisley. 

W. Bro. J. J. Richardson, W. M. and P. M. 



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No. 236. Manitoba, CookstffWIl. 

\Y. Bro. Wm. Stewart, W. M. 

No. 237. Vienna, Vienna. 

\\ . Bro. G. C. Downes, P. M., Proxy. 

No. 238. Havelock, Watford. 

R. W. Bro. A. Jamieson, P. M., Proxy. 

No. 241. Quint e, Shannonville. 

R. W. Bro. Wm. Smeaton, Proxy. 

No. 243. St. George, Harrisburg. 

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

No. 245. Tecumseh, Thamesville. 

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

No. 247. Ashlar. Toronto. 

W. Bro. E. Allan, W. M. ; Bros. G. S. Pearcy, S. W.; G. W. 
Weston, J. W. ; K. W. Bros. T. F. Blackwood, F. J. Menet, 
V. W. Bro. S. Pearcy, W. Bros. A. D. Ponton, D. S. East- 
wood, W. S. Robinson, J. S. Donaldson, W. H. Best, T. H. 
George, P. M*s. 

No. 249. Caledonian, Midland. 

Bro. P. T. McKay, J. W. 

No. 250. Thistle, Embro. 

W. Bros. G. M. Creighton, W. M., Jas. Munro, P. M. 

No. 253. Mi>iden, Kingston. 

W. Bro. J. Hewton, W. M. ; R. W. Bros. Allan McLean, 
Jas. Greenfield. F. Welch, W. Bro. W. H. Godwin, P. M's. 

No. 254. Clifton, Niagara Falls. 

W. Bro. A. Logan, W. M. ; Bro. W. P. McMaster, J. W. 
No. 255. Sydenham, Dresden. 

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

P. M. 
No. 256. Farran's Point, Farran's Point. 

W. Bro. S. G. Pool, W. M. 
No. 257. Gait, Gait. 

W. Bros. John Shupe, P. M., Proxy, W. Cowan, P. M. 
No. 258. Guelph, Guelph. 

V. W. Bro. J. H. Finlay, P. M., Proxy ; R. W. Bro. Hugh 

Walker, W. Bros. R. Mahoney, H. Bolton, P. M's. 

No. 260. Washington, Petrolia. 

W. Bro. C. Wilson, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 261. Oak Branch, Innerkip. 

W. Bro. T. Baird, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 262. Harriston, Hartiston. 

W. Bros. A. Irvine, W. M. and P. M., Geo. Leighton, P. M. 

No. 264. Chaudiere, Ottawa. 

\\. Bro. T. T. Stoddart, W. M. 



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No. 265. Patterson, Tlwrnhill. 

Ilr.). ]. E. Knox, S. W. ; W. Bros. J. C. Steele, James 

Cherry, James McDonald, J. T. B. Lindsay, P. M's. 
No. 266. Northern Light, Stayner. 

\\ . Bros Win. Watson, P. M., Proxy, R. M. Perdue, P. M. 
No. 267. Parthenon, Chatham. 

Bro John Carpenter, S. W. ; W. Bro. N. J. Bogart, P. M. 
No. 268. Verulam, Bobcaygeon. 

W. Bro. Wm. Gidley, S. W. and P. M. 
No. 269. Brougham Union, Brougham. 

W. Bro. Tohn Palmer, W. M. and P. M. ; Bro. R. W. Ward, 

J. W. ; W. Bro. D. W. Ferrier, P. M. 
No. 270. Cedar, Oshawa. 

W. Bro. G. J. Scott, W. M. and P. M. 
No. 271. Wellington, Erin. 

W. Bros. T. Wansbrough, W. M., C. Overland, P. M. 
No. 276. Teesivater, Teeswater. 

R. W. Bro. E. E. Wade, Proxy. 
No. 278. Mystic, Roslin. 

R. W Bro. Wm. Smeaton, Proxy. 
No. 279. New Hope, Hespeler. 

Bro. A. H. Wittmaak, S. W. ; R. W. Bro. A. B. Jardine, 

W. Bro. C. Pabst, P. M's. 
No. 283. Eureka, Belleville. 

W. Bro. R. C. Hulm, W. M. ; R. W. Bros. Wm. Smeaton, 

W. L. Hamilton, V. W. Bro. W. Webster, P. M's. 
No. 284. St. John's, Brussels. 

W. Bro. T- R- Grant, W. M. ; R- W. Bro. E. E. Wade, 

W. Bro. J. R. Holmes, P. M's. 
No. 286. Wingham, Wingham. 

Bro. W. E. Groves, J. W. ; W. Bro. Thos. Bell, P. M. 
No. 287. Shuniah, Port Arthur. 

R. W. Bro. A. W. Thompson, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 289. Doric, Lobo. 

W. Bro. A. McGugan, W. M. and P. M. 
No. 290. Leamington, Leamington. 

W. Bro. A. T. Bristow, W. M. and P. M. 
No. 291. Dtifferin, West Flamboro 1 . 

W. Bro. W. Clark, W. M. ; John Ireland, P. M. 
No. 292. Robertson, Noble ton. 

W. Bro. G. Gilmore, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 294. Moore, Mooretoivn. 

W. Bros. D. Armstrong, P. M., Proxy, W. Abernethy, P. M. 
No. 295. Conestogo, Drayton. 

Bro. W. H. Smith, S. W. V. W. Bro. R. J. Pujolas, P. M. 



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No. 296. Tempi,-, St. Catharines. 

W. Bro. J. R. Seymour, W. M. and P. M. 
No. 297. Preston, Preston. 

M. \V. Bro. Otto Klot/, I'. M. and Proxy. 
No. 300. Mount Olivet, Thomdale. 

W. Bro. Jas. Weston, \V. M. 
No. 302. St. David's, St. Thomas. 

W. Bro. C. Scrace, W. M. : V. W. Bro. A. Hess, P. M. 
No. 304. Minen'a, Stroud. 

W. Bro. G. Monkman, Proxy. 
No. 305. Humber, Weston. 

W. Bros. W. J. Charlton, W. M.; W. R. Burrage, John 

Linton, C. Sinclair, Jacob Bull, P. M's. 
No. 306. Durham, Durham. 

W. Bros. II. W. Mockler, W. M. and P. M.; A. McKenzie, 

J. F. Mowatt, P. M's. 
No. 311. Black-i'ood, IVoodbridge. 

W. Bro. John Ballantyne, W. M. ; Bros. Hv. Keys, S. W.; 

T. O. Orr, J. W.; R. W. Bro. T. F. Blackwood, W. Bro. P. 

D. McLean, P. M's. 
No. 313. Clementi, Lakefield. 

W. Bro. John Clavin, W. M. 
No. 314. Blair, Palmerslon. 

V. W. Bro. R. J. Pujolas, Proxy. 
No. 316. Doric, Toronto. 

W. Bro. A. A. S. Ardagh, W. M.; Bros. J. B. Johnson, S.W.; 

R. F. Williams, J. W.; V. W. Bros. J. A. Cowan, J. H. 

Knifton, W. Bros. H. A. Collins, T. Downey, Alex. Brown, 

P. M's. 
No. 318. Wilmot, Baden. 

Bros. E. Flowers, S. W.; E Roth, J. W.; V. W. Bro. W. 

Melrose, P. M. 
No. 320. Chesterville, Chesterville. 

W. Bro. H. W. Moad, P. M. 
No. 322. North Star, Owen Sound. 

W. Bro. John Miller, W. M.; R. W. Bro. John Creasor, P.M. 
No. 323. Alvinsfon, Alvinston. 

R. W. Bro. A. Jamieson, Proxy. 
No. 324. Temple, Hamilton. 

W. Bro, H. A. Mackelcan, P. M., Proxy; R. W. Bros. David 

McLellan, R. L (iunn, D. McPhie, Wm. Gibson, W. Bro. 

C. W. Mulligan, P. M's. 
No. 325. • Orono, Orouo. 

W. Bros. A. J. Lockhart, W. M.; W. T. Lockhart, P. M. 
No. 326. Zetland, Toronto. 

W. Bro. C. A. B. Brown, W. M.; Bro. H. A. Taylor, S. W.; 

R. W. Bros. T. Sargant, F. J. Menet, E. T. Malone, J. Ross 

Robertson. V. W. Bros. Jas. Wilson, S. Davison, W. Bros. 

John Fletcher. J. W. O'Hara, J. B. Hay, P. M's. 



38 GR \NI> LODGE HI CANADA. 

No. .527. The Hammond, WardsvilU, 

W. Bro. E. Aitchison, P. M-, Proxy. 
No. 328. Ionic, Napier. 

W. Bro. W. S. Calvert, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 329. KXng Solomon's, Jarvis. 

\\. Bro. Win Jaques, W. M. 
No. 330. Corinthian, London East. 

K. W. Bro. C. N. Spencer, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 331. Fordzvich, Fordwich. 

\\ . Bros. J. Hutchison, S. Brown, R. R. Hopkins, P. M's. 
No. 332. Stratford, Stratford. 

W. Bro. W. G- Mowat, W. M. and P. M.; R. W. Bro. J. E. 

Harding, V. W. Bro. I. Baker, W. Bros. A. G. Mackay, G. 

A. Emory, P. M's. 
No. 339. Orient, Toronto. 

W. Bro. F. G. Inwood, W. M.; Bros. F. H. Anderson, S.W.; 

E. Sanderson, J. W.; W. Bros. John Jones, Ira Bates, Jas. 

Hewitt, D. Hunter, A. Gibb, J. K. Leslie, P. M's. 
St. Johris, Pittsburg, 

R. W. Bro. F. Welsh, Proxy. 

Bruce, Tiverton. 

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

W. Bro. E. Grant, W. M.; Bros. T. C. Howard, S. W.; J. 

H. Parkes, J. W.; W. Bro. T. B. Bentley, P. M. 
Merrill, Dorchester Station. 

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

Nilestoiun, Nile st own. 

W. Bro. A. R. Rowat, P. M., Proxy. 
The Occident, Toronto. 

W. Bro. M. J. Meyerfey, W. M. ; Bros. G. M. Donovan, S.W., 

R. Jesseman, J. W. ; W. Bros. H. A. E. Kent, J. R. Dunn, 

J. S. Williams, P. M's. 

No. 348. Georgian, Penetanguishene. 

R. W. Bro. Hy. Jennings, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 349. Elgin, St. Thomas. 

W. Bros. S. Dubber, N. W. Ford, P. M's. 
No. 352. Granite, Parry Sound. 

W. Bro. D. Macfarlane, P. M. Proxy. 
No. 354. Brock, Camii?igton. 

W. Bro. T. Laughlin, W. M. 
No. 356. River Park, Streetsville. 

W. Bros. R. Cornish, W. M. and P. M., G. A Joyce, P. M. 
No. 357. Waterdown, Waterdown. 

W. Bro. C. E. Flatt, W. M. 
No. 358. Delaware Valley, Delaware. 

W. Bro. Wm. C. Harris, W. M. 



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No. 359. Vittoria Vittoria 

R. W. Bro. W. F. Kennedy, P. M., Proxy. 
No. 360. Muskoka, Bracebridge. 

\Y. Bro. Jas. Whitten, \V. M. 
No. 361. Waverley, Guelph. 

W . Bro. F. B. Skinner, W. M. ; Bros. H. Gummer, S. YV., 
R. Howie, J W. ; \Y. Bros. T. S. Petrie, A. J. Little, P. M's. 
No. 363. Frontenac. Cataraqui. 

R. W. Bro. F. Welch, Proxy. 
No. 366. Euclid, Strathroy. 

W. Bro. John Heard, W. M. ; Bro. F. \Y. Atkinson, J. W. 
No. 367. St. George, Toronto. 

\Y. Pro. T. Mitchell, \Y. M. ; Pros. L. P. Montgomery, S.\Y.; 
W. Riddle, J. W. ; V. W. Bro. J. A. Wills, Jas Wilson, W. 
Bros. A. G. Horwood, W. T. Barker, J. Hetherington, J. A. 
McAndrew, W. J. Guy, P. M's. 
No. 368. Salem, Brockville. 

W. Bro. P. W. D. Brodrick, W. M. ; Bro. G. W. McEathron, 
S. W. ; R. W. Bro. W. L. Hamilton, W. Bros. Thos. Brady, 
Geo. Gale, P. M's. 

Mimico, Lambton. 
W. Bro. W. Burgess, W. M. ; Bro. O. Hicks, S. W. 

Prince of Wales, Ottaioa. 
W. Bro. J. W. Turley, W. M. ; Bro. J. B. Wright, S. W. 

Palmer, Victoria. 
W. Bro. Wm. Thompson, W. M. and P. M. ; Bro. J. G. 
Watts, J. W. ; W. Bro. A. B. Harrell, P. M. 

Keene, Keene. 
W. Bro. J. M. Shaw, P. M., Proxy. 

Lome, Ometnee. 
V. W. Bro. W. Miller, P. M., Proxy. 

Unity, Huntsville. 
R. W. Bro. Hy. Jennings, Proxy. 

Lome, Shelbume. 
W. Bros. B. Tansley, W. M. and P. M. ; F. Campbell, P. M. 

King Solomon's, Petersville. 
R. \Y. Bro. John Simpson, P. M. 

Middlesex, Bryanston. 
R. W. Bro. John Simpson, Proxy. 
Union, London. 
R. W. Bro. R. B. Hungerford, Proxy. 

Doric, Hamilton. 
Bro. Geo. Purrott, S. W. ; R. W. Bros. J. J. Mason, R. L. 
Gunn, W. Bros. Thos. Irwin, Jas. Cheyne, S. G. Treble, P. M's. 
No. 384. Alpha, Parkdale. 

W. Bro. J. A. Wismer, W. M. ; Bro. Geo. S. Booth, S. YV. ; 
W. Bro. John Gray, P. M. 



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\ . \V Bro. J. A. C. Anderson, IV 

Lattsdeni tie, Lansdowne. 

\\ . I'. I lope, Proxy. 

Howard) Ridgetown. 
W. Bro. J. A. Dart, W. M.; V. W. Bro. J. A. C. Anderson, 
P. M. 

King Solomon's Thamesford. 
V. \V. Bro. John Kerr, Proxy. 

Cedar, Wiarton. 
\\ . Pro. James Walmsley, W. M. and P. M. 

Moffat, Harrietsville. 
\V. Bro. John Boyd, Proxy. 

Oakville, Oakvillc. 
W. Bro. W. A. Ferrah, W. M. and P. M 

Central, Essex Centre. 
W. Bro. A. H. Clarke, W. M. 

Windsor, Windsor. 
\\ . Bro. G. D. Adams, P. M., Proxy. 

Lome, Tamivorth. 
Y. W. Bro. G. M. Richardson, W. M. aad P. M. ; W. Bros. 

F. B. Stratton, J. M. Smith, P. M's. 
Mattawa, Mattatva. 

Bro. R. A. Klock, S. W. 

The Spry, Fenelon Falls. 
Bro. W. E. Ellis, S. W. 

Murray, Beaverton. 
W. Bro. Wm. Turner, W. M. 

Golden Rule, Gravcnhnrst. 
W. Bro. W. B. Irving, P. M. 

Zeta, Parkdale. 

W. Bro. W. H. Taylor, \Y. M. ; Bro. W. R. Cavell, S. W. ; 
R. W. Bros. T. Sargant, F. F. Blackwood, G. G. Rowe, 

G. J. Bennett, W. Bros. W. Walker, C. F. Mansell, T. Todd, 
J. T. Thompson, P. M's. 

No. 411. Rodney, Rodney. 

V. W. Bro. J. A. C. Anderson, Proxy. 
No. 412. Keystone, Sault St. Marie. 

W. Bro. T. H. McKee, Proxy. 
No. 413. Naphtali, Tilbury Centre. 

Y. W. Bro. J. A. C. Anderson, Proxy. 

No. 414. Pequo)2oa, Rat Portage. 

M. W. Bro. D. Spry, Proxy. 

No. 415. Fort William, Fort William. 

W. Bro. T. H. McKee, Proxy. 



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No. 416. Lyn, Lyn. 

W. Bro. T. \\ . Sparham, Proxy. 
No. 417. Keewatin, Keewatin Mills. 

R. W. Bro. A. W. Thompson, Proxy. 
No. 418. Maxville, Maxville. 

\Y. Bro. Samuel Henry, W. M. 
No. 419. Point Edward, Point Edward. 

W. Bro. W. S. Fraser, W. M. 
No. 420. Nipissing, North Bay. 

W. Bro. E. W. Cross, W. M. 
No. 421. Scott, Grand Valley. 

W. Bro. R. R. Hopkins, W. M. 

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. Hugh Murray, seconded by 
M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, and 

Resolved, — That the minutes of the proceedings of Grand Lodge at its 
Thirty-Second Annual Communication, held at the Town of Brockville, on 
13th and 14th days of July, A. D. 1887, having been printed, and copies 
thereof forwarded to Subordinate Lodges, the same be considered as read 
and now confirmed, and that the minutes of the several Special Commun- 
ications of Grand Lodge, entered by the Grand Secretary in the minute 
Book, be taken as read, and are hereby confirmed. 

ADDRESS FROM THE BRETHREN OF TORONTO. 

R. W. Bro. E. T. Malone, and the Worshipful Masters of 
the Lodges in Toronto and vicinity were announced, introduc- 
ed, and presented the following 

address. * 

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

Most Worshipful Sir, — On behalf of the Free Masons of 
Toronto and the vicinity, we tender you a cordial welcome to 



42 CRAM) LODGB OF CANADA. 

the Capital of Ontario on the occasion of your presiding over 
the 33rd Annual Communication of Grand Lodge, and feel 
assured that from the reputation for ability which you have 
attained as a Ruler in the Craft, the proceedings of the session 
will be cariied on in such a manner as befits that of an institu- 
tion, claiming as ours does such a lengthened existence, and 
having enrolled on the tablets of its rulers some of the most 
distinguished men of every age. 

Your efforts on behalf of our time honored and much loved 
order, in promulgating its tenets, inciting a desire in the 
brethren to inform themselves as to its history and literature, 
and in consolidating, with full explanations, the general Laws, 
Land-marks, and usages of the Craft, have justly earned for 
you the esteem and applause of your brethren ; and in con- 
gratulating you upon your exaltation to the distinguished 
position which you now occupy, we but express the unanimous 
opinion of the Craft that it was a just tribute paid to your 
worth both as a man and a Mason. 

Through you, Most Worshipful Sir, we would desire to 
convey to those brethren who are now assembled as the Grand 
Lodge, our pleasure in having them in our midst, and assure 
them that it will be the earnest endeavor of the Masons of 
Toronto to render their visit one of which it may be truly said, 
" profit and pleasure was the result." 

E. T. Malone, 

J). D. G. M. Toronto District, No. 11. 

A. Douglas Ponton, 

District Secretary. 

Toronto, July 17th, 1888. 

The foregoing address was suitably acknowledged by the 
M. W. the Grand Master. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 43 

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 : 

With hearts full of thankfulness for the many favors vouch- 
safed to us through the mercy of the Supreme Ruler of the 
universe, we are again assembled in annual communication to 
discharge the duties devolving upon us as representatives of 
the great fraternity of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons in 
this Province. YVe have already invoked the divine aid upon 
all our undertakings, and we may humbly and reverently hope 
for the assistance of the Omnipotent Jehovah to guide us in all 
our ways, so that our actions may redound to His glory and 
prove beneficial to bur fellow creatures. 

In the spirit of brotherly love and kindness towards all, and 
with a sincere determination to keep in view the high and 
lofty objects of our association — the relief of suffering humanity 
and the amelioration of the general condition of mankind, 
let us enter upon the work before us, the review of the trans- 
actions of the past year and the legislation necessary for the 
future well-being and advancement of the Craft within our 
borders. 

The functions of the Grand Lodge are of the most important 
character. They include not only the regulation and supervi- 
sion of the necessary work of the Lodges and the final arbitra- 
ment of all matters of difference, but also the institution of 
measures designed to further the objects and aims of the 
Order. Grand Lodge guides the Masonic thought and moulds 
the Masonic character of all brethren within the jurisdiction, 
for both the present and the future. The duty, therefore, of 
laying foundations of honor, virtue and intelligence devolves 
upon us, and this duty should not be lightly regarded. You, 
who are the chosen representatives of the whole Body of the 
Craft, a fraternity which stands foremost among all the societies 
and orders that have ever been devised for the promotion of 
true fellowship among men, need no words of mine to stimu- 
late your devotion to Masonic principles. 

Loyalty to the interests of the fraternity necessarily includes 
the still greater idea of the advancement of human civilization 
and improvement. Historians and Masonic Archaeologists 
have traced the services rendered to the world by Freemasonry 



44 GK \M> L0DG1 01 I ANADA. 

in years Long past, when the Mason's Lodge was the only 
place where men of all classes could meet on the level and 
endeavor to facilitate the progress of that freedom of thought 
and action we are now so fully enjoying. Even in those days of 
comparative darkness, the silent but powerful influence of the 
Crafi had its due effect, and we, who are living in the golden 
days of Freemasonry and basking in the blessed sunlight of lib- 
erty of conscience, owe a debt of gratitude to our predecessors, 
who adhered to the truth and disseminated its principles under 
such unfavorable and discouraging surroundings. Let their 
example stimulate us to still further exertions and the remem- 
brance of our rich heritage incite us to renewed efforts for the 
perpetuation and improvement of our glorious fraternity. 

NECROLOGY. 

In recalling the events of the past year our first mention is 
of those who have crossed the silent river to join the ranks of 
the great majority in the unknown beyond ; we have been 
permitted to live ; they have been taken away ; our account 
is still unfinished ; their earthly record is closed forever ; we 
can only regret their loss and while extending our sympathy 
to their sorrowing friends, we can evidence their good qualities 
as men and as brethren. 

We have been called upon to mourn the loss of two Past 
Grand Masters, both very distinguished brethren and to whom 
this Grand Lodge was deeply indebted for a long series of 
valuable services to Masonry in this jurisdiction. 

M. W. Bro. James Seymour, Past Grand Master, died on 
the ninth day of January, 1888. In 1859 he was Junior 
Warden of Maple Leaf Lodge of St. Catherines, in i860, 
Master, and in the same year he was appointed Grand Junior 
Deacon. In 1862 he was elected Grand Junior Warden. In 
1863 he was elected a member of the Board of General Pur- 
poses, and he served continuously thereon until his decease. 
In 1866 he was elected District Deputy Grand Master of the 
Hamilton District, and re-elected in 1867. In 1868 he was 
elected Deputy Grand Master, and re-elected in 1869 and 1870, 
and in 1871 he was elected to the highest position in the craft, 
as Most Worshipful Grand Master. 

Bro. Seymour will be long and affectionately remembered by 
this Grand Lodge. He was a regular attendant at all our 
meetings, and he was a most faithful worker, and full of zeal 
for all Masonic duties. Although suffering for a long series of 
years under a severe bodily affliction, his spirit was never 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 45 

quenched and his energy and devotion to the fraternity were 
unimpaired. He was a resident of St. Catharines for over 33 
years and the respect and esteem in which he was held by his 
fellow citizens was shown in a marked degree by the large 
attendance at his funeral and by the throngs which lined every 
street through which the solemn procession passed to the city 
of the dead. A very large number of Grand Officers and 
members of the fraternity attended the last sad rites accorded 
to our distinguished brother. My predecessor, M. W. Bro. 
Hugh Murray, P. G. M, conducted the ceremonies, assisted 
by M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, P. G. M., and many prominent 
brethren from various parts of the Province. 

M. W. Bro., the Hon. Thomas White, Past Grand Master, 
Minister of the Interior, died in Ottawa, April 21st, 1888. He 
was a member of the Board of General Purposes from 1866 to 
1874, Grand Senior Warden in 1870, Deputy Grand Master 
from 187 1 to 1873, ar) d was accorded the Honorary Rank of 
Past Grand Master in 1874. His eminent services to the Craft, 
especially with regard to the settlement of matters with the 
Grand Lodge of Quebec, fully entitled him to this distinction. 
He would undoubtedly have been elected Grand Master, but 
for his removal from the jurisdiction during the last year of his 
official term as Deputy Grand Master. 

Bro. White was for 'many years a prominent journalist, and 
his ability and energy brought him to the topmost place. He 
was an able writer and an eloquent speaker, amiable, kind of 
heart and a general favorite. His elevation to the dignity of 
minister of the Crown, was hailed as a fitting testimony of his 
many and varied attainments. 

I have also been advised of the deaths of the following Past 
Grand Officers :— R. W. Bro. William Kerr, P. D. D. G. M. 
of the Ottawa District, on the rst November, 1887 ; R. W. 
Bro. George Walker, P. D. D. G. M. of the Niagara District, 
on the 6th December, 1887, and V. W. Bro. A. G. Muir, Past 
Grand Pursuivant, on the 1st April, 1888. 

CONDITION OF THE CRAFT. 

Once more it is. my pleasing duty to congratulate the mem- 
bers of Grand Lodge upon the continued harmony and 
prosperity of the Craft in this jurisdiction. The Lodges are, 
in general, working well, and we have no cause to complain of 
their want of efficiency. There is a marked improvement in 
the rendering of our beautiful ritual, consequent upon the 
measures adopted last year for securing greater uniformity, 



46 Grand Lodge of canada. 

and I look for a still further advancement in this direction in 
the futuic. The numerous Lodges of Instruction held during 
the year have been well attended, and have been productive 
of great benefit. More attention, however, should be paid to 
matters outside the ritual; and I have, on every opportunity, 
endeavored to induce the brethren to make themselves better 
acquainted with the history of our Order and the exceeding 
beauty of its symbolism. These are matters which will well 
repay the most careful investigation and study, and the masonic 
enquirer will find a rich fund of entertaining and valuable 
information in all that relates to our ancient customs and 
usages. 

NEW LODGES. 

I have issued the following dispensations for the formation 
of three new Lodges, namely : Nipissing Lodge, at North Bay, 
Nipissing District ; Scott Lodge, at Grand Valley, Dufferin 
County, and Star of the East Lodge, at Bothwell, Kent County. 

DISPENSATIONS CONTINUED. 

As instructed by Grand Lodge, the dispensations for the 
Lodges at Maxwell and Point Edward were continued. 

DISPENSATIONS REFUSED. 

In March last, I received an application for a new Lodge 
at Bridgetown, in the island of Barbadoes, West Indies. I 
declined to grant the dispensation, on the ground that at so 
great a distance it would be impossible to exercise that suffici- 
ent supervision requisite to ensure success. 

An application was also made for a new Lodge at west 
Toronto Junction, but after careful enquiry I was not satisfied 
that there was any real necessity for a Lodge there at the 
present time, and the application was therefore refused. 

LODGES AMALGAMATED. 

The following Lodges have been amalgamated with my 
approval, namely : At Napanee, Union Lodge, No. 9, and 
Mount Sinai Lodge, No. 280 ; at Colborne, Colborne Lodge, 
No. 91, and Excelsior Lodge, No. 353; at Orillia, Orillia 
Lodge, No. 192, and Thorne Lodge, No. 281. 

WARRANTS SURRENDERED. 

Hastings Lodge, No. 15c, and Hawkesbury Lodge, No. 210, 
have surrendered their warrants. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 47 



ESPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS. 

Especial communications of the Grand Lodge have been 
held during the year for the usual masonic purposes of laying 
the foundation stones of churches, masonic halls and public 
buildings, and also for the consecration and dedication of 
Lodge rooms as follows : — 

CORNER STONES. 

Episcopal Church, Comber, by R. W. Bro. R. M. Stuart, 
D. I). G. M., July 27th, 1887. 

Masonic Hall, Carleton Place, by R. W. Bro. David Taylor, 

D. D. G. M., October 26th, 1887. 

Mount Olivet Methodist Church, Comber, by R. W. Bro. 

E. Allworth, P. D. D. G. M., June 6th, 1888. 

St. James' Hall, Morrisburg, by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, 
Deputy Giand Master, June 14th, 1888. 

Metropolitan Methodist Church, Delta, by R. W. Bro. R. T. 
Walkem, D. G. M., June 19th, 1888. 

Methodist Church, Escott, by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, 
D. G. M., June 29th, 1888. 

Episcopal Church, Wales, by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, 
D. G. M., July 3rd, 1888. 

Methodist Church, Madoc, by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem. 
D. G. M., July 10th, 1888. 

CONSECRATIONS AND DEDICATIONS. 

Fort William Lodge, Fort William, by R. W. Bro. A. W. 
Thompson, D. D. G. M., September 21st, 1887. 

Keewatin Lodge, Keewatin Mills, by R. W. Bro. A. W. 
Thompson, D. D. G. M., October 7th, 1887. 

New Masonic Hall, Peterborough, by R. W. Bro. R. T. 
Walkem, D. G. M., October 6th, 1887. 

New Masonic Hall of Blair Lodge, No. 314, Palmerston, 
by R. W. Bro. A. B. Jardine, D. D. G. M., January 6th, 1888. 

New Masonic Hall, Orillia, by R. W. Bro. Henry Jennings, 
D. D. G. M., February 1st, 1888. 

New Masonic Hall of Cameron Lodge, No. 232, Wallace- 
town, by R. W. Bro. Luke Slater. P. D. D. G. M., February 
22nd, 1888. 

New Masonic Hall of Simcoe Lodge, No. 79, Bradford, by 
R. W. Bro. Henry Jennings, D. D. G. M., March 2nd, 1888. 

New Masonic Hall, Ottawa, by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, 
D. G. M., May 31st, 1888. 



4<S (ikAND LODGE 01 CANADA. 



FOREIGN KM \ 



With other Grand Lodges our intercourse has been of the 
most satisfactory nature. We are on terms of the most cordial 
friendship with them, and as we are all working for one common 
end, we are glad to aid and assist each other in every possible 
way. The absence from our proceedings of a report on cor- 
respondence has, however, been commented on, and the view 
is expressed by others that our brethren here are not aware of 
the loss they sustain by not having a report of this nature for 
their perusal. These reports in other jurisdictions are edited 
and compiled by the ablest and most experienced brethren 
they have, and they contain a fund of information that is ex- 
ceedingly interesting and which must be of great benefit and 
instruction to all who are desirous of a better acquaintance 
with the work of our order. Without a report of this kind, the 
great mass of our brethren are entirely in the dark as to what 
is going on in the Masonic world around us. With such a 
report published each year with the proceedings, and consist 
ing of a concise review of the more important transactions of 
other Grand Lodges, the most of our brethren would be ena- 
bled to become acquainted with all that is necessary to be known 
as to the work and practices of our brethren in other places. 
The expense would be no great matter and, in my opinion, it 
would be far over-balanced by the benefit to be derived from 
such a publication. Our Grand Lodge did have these reports 
from 1867 to 1878, and I am sure that all our reading Masons 
would be glad to have them resumed. 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES. 

Grand Representatives have been appointed as follows : 

Near the Grand Lodge of England, R. W. Bro. Sir John 
Braddick Monckton, in place of the late R. W. Bro. the Hon. 
Lord DeTably. 

Near the Grand Lodge of Victoria, R. W. Bro. James Gregg, 
of Melbourne, in place of the late R. W. Bro. Edwin Parnell. 

Near the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island, R. W. Bro. George 
H. Kenyon, in place of the late M. W. Bro. Ariel Ballou. 

For the Grand Lodge of Mississippi, R. W. Bro. R. B. 
Hungerford, in place of the late M. W. Bro. James Seymour. 

For the Grand Lodge of Nevada, R. W. Bro. R. L. Patter- 
son, in place of the late M. W. Bro. Thomas White. 

For the Grand Lodge of Michigan, R. W. Bro. J. F. H. 
Gunn, in place of R. W. Bro. H. A. Mackay, whose term of 
office had expired and who held also the position of represen- 
tative for the Grand Lodge of Scotland. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 49 

ST. JOHN'S LODGE, NO. 1 59, I. R. 

In April last, I received a petition from the members of St. 
John's Lodge, No. 159, on the Grand Registry of Ireland, 
located at Vankleek Hill in the County of Prescott, asking to 
exchange their warrant from the Grand Lodge of Ireland for a 
new warrant to work in future under the Grand Lodge of 
Canada, but making a condition that they should receive as 
their number on the Register of this Grand Lodge, No. 8, or 
No. 8a, or No. 7a. 

I replied, granting the prayer of the petition so far as I had 
the power to do so, but that the number would have to be 
determined by the Grand Lodge. I directed the Grand 
Secretary to issue a warrant to them engrossed on parchment, 
in the form heretofore used and given to other Lodges that 
have affiliated with the Grand Lodge of Canada. 

I recommend that the issue of this warrant should be con- 
firmed by Grand Lodge, that their officers and past officers 
should retain their rank on being registered in our books, and 
that the number to be assigned to this Lodge should be the 
nearest vacant number on our list of Lodges to correspond 
with the date of their original warrant from the Grand Lodge 
of Ireland, being March 14th, 1844. 

This will remove the only remaining foreign Lodge in the 
jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge. It affords me much satisfac- 
tion to make this announcement and also to state that great 
credit is due to R. W. Bro. David Taylor, D. D. G M. of the 
Ottawa District, for his valuable exertions in bringing this 
matter to so successful a conclusion. 

ADDRESS TO THE QUEEN. 

The address ordered last year to be sent to Her Majesty, 
Queen Victoria, was duly prepared by the Committee appoint- 
ed for that purpose. It was handsomely engrossed in good 
style, bound in book form and forwarded through the proper 
quarter. In reply, I received, through the Governor-General, 
Lord Lansdowne, an acknowledgment from the Marquis of 
Knutsford, to the effect that he had laid this beautifully 
illuminated address before Her Majesty, who commanded him 
to convey to the Grand Lodge Her best thanks for the con 
gratulations and good wishes which it contained. 

DECISIONS. 

A large number of questions have been submitted to me 



50 GRANS LODGE OF CANADA. 

during the year regarding the interpretation of the Constitu- 
tion and other matters pertaining to the work and the u 
and customs of our Order. I present the following, as 
embodying the most important points that were raised, and 
my rulings thereupon : 

i. — The use of the Seal of the Grand Lodge is strictly 
limited to official Grand Lodge documents issued by the 
Grand Master or by the Grand Secretary with the authority of 
the Grand Master or the Grand Lodge. It should not be 
used, nor should any imitation of it be used on circulars or 
correspondence of the District Deputy Grand Masters. 

2. — A Lodge is not "duly formed" according to our ritual 
while the Deacons' chairs are vacant. The opening ceremon- 
ies sufficiently indicate what officers must be present and in 
their proper places before the Lodge is " duly formed." 

3. — A visiting brother has a right to know that the Body he 
proposes to visit is a legal Body, and he has the right to inspect 
the warrant at a proper time ; but he has no right to put the 
Lodge or its officers to trouble or inconvenience while at work. 
The Master would be justified in refusing to allow the warrant 
to be taken out of the Lodge-room while the Lodge is at 
work. 

4. — The limits of municipal corporations are not to be 
considered in determining the question of Lodge jurisdiction. 
The jurisdiction of a Lodge extends to half way between it 
and the next Lodge in any direction in a direct or air line. 
The distance is to be measured from the residence of the 
candidate to the Lodge-room, and not to the limits of the 
municipality in which the Lodge is held. 

5. — The name, age, occupation and residence of the candi- 
date should be inserted in the summons issued for the meeting 
at which the ballot is to be taken, no matter how often it may 
have appeared in former summonses. The ballot should not 
be taken at any meeting unless the required particulars have 
been inserted in the summons for that meeting. 

6. — A man who has lost an arm is not eligible to be 
admitted into our fraternity. 

7. — A man who has lost his left hand is not eligible to be 
admitted into our fraternity. 

8. — The Master has the power to refuse to initiate any 
candidate if he deems it to be for the interest of the Lodge or 
the Craft to do so. He should not initiate any candidate, 
even after a favorable ballot, whom he knows or deems to be 
unworthy. 

9. — An E. A. must wear the apron of that degree while 



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being " passed " to the second degree, and a F. C. must wear 
the apron of that degree while being " raised." Section 255 of 
the Constitution declares that " no brother shall on any pre- 
tence be admitted into Grand Lodge or into any private Lodge 
without his proper clothing " 

10. — A brother who has been suspended for unmasonic 
conduct for a definite period is not liable to his Lodge for 
dues accruing during the period of his suspension. 

11. — The " previous question " is not masonic. The Mas- 
ter has charge of the debate and may close it when he chooses. 

12. — Only those who have served twelvemonths as Master 
can rank as Past Masters. 

BY-LAWS. 

I have confirmed a large number of By-laws and amend- 
ments to By-laws. Most of these amendments were necessi- 
tated by the recent changes in the Constitution. The principal 
defect in many of the old By-laws was a provision that the 
Master should appoint the Audit Committee, whereas the 
Constitution says that this committee should be elected by the 
Lodge. 

A By-law was proposed that " no part of the funds of this 
Lodge shall be expended except for the usual current monthly 
expenses, without notice thereof be given in writing at the last 
preceding regular meeting, and no motion for the expenditure 
or appropriation of money shall be declared carried unless by 
a vote of two-thirds of the members present." This By-law 
was objected to on the ground that the brethren have no right 
to legislate at one meeting so that in matters of general busi- 
ness the majority cannot rule at a subsequent meeting, and that 
it was contrary to the general Laws and Regulations of the 
Craft. Section 208 of the Constitution was invoked in aid of 
the objection. This Section provides that " the majority of 
the members present at any private Lodge, duly summoned, 
have an undoubted right to regulate their own proceedings, 
provided they are consistent with the general Laws and Reg- 
ulations of the Craft." 

I ruled that this By-law was quite regular and unobjection- 
able, that Section 208 was rather an authority in its favor, that 
there was nothing in it contrary to the general Laws and 
Regulations of the Craft, and that if the majority of the mem- 
bers had an undoubted right to regulate their own proceedings, 
they certainly had a right to pass this By-law. They may by 
doing so be depriving themselves of a right which they other- 
wise would possess, but if they choose to give up or waive that 



52 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

right for the greater security of the institution, their right to 
legislate in that way could not be denied. 

King Hiram Lodge, No. 37, submitted to me for confirma- 
tion a By-law which provided for the exemption from dues of 
those members who had paid dues for a certain number of 
years. A protest against its confirmation was presented by a 
member of the Lodge on the following grounds : That there 
were about 85 members in the Lodge, that only 16 were 
present at the meeting at which this By law was passed, that 
it was carried by a vote of n to 4 and that three of the 
majority were interested as being entitled to the exemption 
voted for. 

My reply was as follows : " Assuming these statements to 
be true, I decline to confirm this By-law. I do not intend to 
rule that the three brethren who were interested had not a 
right to vote on the question, nor is this decision to be taken 
as a precedent to establish a ruling that any brother is disquali- 
fied from voting on any matter in a Lodge on the ground of 
interest, but the fact that these three brethren were directly 
interested, coupled with the facts that so small a number of the 
members of the Lodge were present and that the motion was 
carried by so narrow a majority, leads me to the conclusion 
that in the interests of the Lodge, I should, for the present, 
withhold my confirmation and allow the Lodge another oppor- 
tunity of voting on so important a question." 

In another case I ruled against the legality of a By-law which 
provided that members in arrears for dues should not be 
eligible to vote or to ballot or to hold office. A Lodge cannot 
deprive any of its members of their rights except by due trial 
and suspension. 

DEGREES OUT OF TIME. 

I received one application for leave to confer the three 
degrees on a candidate on the same evening. The only reason 
urged was that the party was about to depart on an extended 
travelling tour. I refused to grant the dispensation, consider- 
ing that this reason carried its own condemnation, and that a 
candidate who was thus rushed through would not be at all 
likely to appreciate the lessons of our ceremonies or to reflect 
any credit on the Lodge or the Craft. 

ST. JOHN'S LODGE, NO. 209a. 

The Memorial presented by St. John's Lodge, No. 20, to 
the Grand Lodge at its last Annual Communication, having 
been referred to me for investigation and decision, I summoned 



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the parties to meet me in London in November last, when the 
several matters appearing in the Memorial were fully investi- 
gated. My decision thereon is appended to this address. 

There are two subjects arising out of this investigation, to 
which I desire to call the attention of the Grand Lodge in 
a special manner. The first is the permissive use of a system 
of work different from the authorized and generally adopted 
ritual. These two Lodges practice what they call the " Irish 
Work," although it is doubtful if it is the same as that now 
used in Ireland. It appears to be more like what was called 
the " Old Work" in the States of New York and Ohio. Both 
Lodges have written permission to use this work, the authority 
of which I felt myself compelled to recognize. At the same 
time I have no doubt of the power of the Grand Lodge to 
revoke these permits and for the reasons given in my decision, 
I am of opinion that some action should be taken, that 
reasonable notice should be given and that Grand Lodge 
should require all our Lodges to use only the authorized work. 
It is certainly an anomaly that ought to be removed, that two 
Lodges should be allowed to differ in this respect from all the 
others. When these permits were granted, it was urged in 
their favor that they were to be only temporary, and that in a 
short time the proper work would be adopted. The lapse of 
time, however, has failed to effect this desirable conclusion, 
and Grand Lodge should now determine whether it is well 
that this state of things should continue, or whether it should 
end and at what period of time. 

The second subject is the publication of masonic matters 
in the public press. Brethren who contribute these articles 
should exercise some discrimination as to the matters to be 
published. Carefully selected items of masonic news are, of 
course, unobjectionable, but there are other subjects that 
should be as carefully avoided. Masons and Lodges are in 
the main, very like other men and other societies. They often 
have their little differences of opinion and sometimes more 
serious troubles, and in the exercise of a judicious discretion, 
there is no necessity for making these matters public property. 

Our law is very stringent in its terms as to the publication 
of masonic matters. The Constitution provides that " no 
brother shall print or publish, or cause to be printed or pub- 
lished, the proceedings of any private Lodge, or of the Grand 
Lodge, or any part thereof, or the names of the persons 
present at such Lodge, without the sanction of the Grand 
Master or the District Deputy Grand Master, under pain of 
being expelled from the Order." 



54 '•!' WD LODGE I ll I \NADA. 

Matters have been published in tliis jurisdiction that certain- 
ly ought not to have appeared, ll' brethren differ let them 
settle their differences in a Masonic manner, but they should 
have mote regard for the good name of their Craft than to let 
it be known to the outside world that they cannot meet together 
in unity. Above all, they should not exhibit spite or ill-will, 
nor strive to wound or injure each other either in feelings or 
reputation. They should remember that they are brothers, 
bound to each other with a fraternal tie, and that the obliga- 
tions they have taken are not mere words, they have a definite 
meaning, and are intended to be kept by all who have any 
regard for their plighted faith or any respect for the word they 
have so sacredly pledged. 

HEALING. 

To " heal " is in reality to re-make the irregular mason, 
abbreviating the ceremonies and omitting the monitorial in- 
struction, but giving the essentials as in the case of a profane. 
If the essentials are already correctly known, they may also be 
omitted, and then the healing ceremony would be comprised 
in the administration of the obligations of secrecy and fealty to 
the Grand Lodge. When parties who have been irregularly 
made Masons are " healed " by the order of the Grand Master, 
they then immediately become regular Masons, but non- 
affiliated, and they may apply to and join any regular Lodge 
that is willing to receive them as members. 

Grand Lodge at its last Annual Communication having 
rescinded the former ruling of 1883, thus leaving the power 
with the Grand Master to use in his discretion, I have granted 
a number of dispensations (twenty-eight in all), to heal persons, 
who, through want of knowledge or the misrepresentations of 
others, had been led to connect themselves with irregular and 
clandestine Lodges. 

The points to which attention was directed and upon which 
I desired full information before granting these dispensations 
were as follows : — ■ 

1. The moral character of the candidate. 

2. How he was led to join the irregular Body. 

3. When he was initiated. 

4. How many degrees he received, and when. 

5. When he found out his mistake. 

6. How much he paid. 

7. The amount charged by the regular Lodges in the vicinity 
for initiation, and 

8. For affiliation, and 

9. If the Lodge where he lives would be likely to accept him. 



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The procedure adopted by me was as follows: — 

1. The presentation of a petition, signed by the candidate, 
setting forth the facts. 

2. The recommendation of this petition by not less than 
three regular Master Masons in good standing. 

3. The enquiries as above set forth. 

4. The issue of the dispensation to the D. D. G., M. with 

5. Instructions for healing and requiring all the obligations 
to be administered in full. 

6. The issue of a certificate of healing by the D. D. G. M. 

7. The presentation of this certificate to the Lodge to which 
the candidate applies for affiliation, and 

8. The issue of a Grand Lodge certificate after the brother 
has become affiliated. 

9. The healing fee was fixed at $20, subject to be reduced 
in special cases to $10. 

Proper forms oi petition and certificates, &c, have been 
prepared and are now in the office of the Grand Secretary. 

EXEMPLIFICATION OF THE WORK. 

I have placed the arrangements for the exemplification of 
the work at the present session in the hands of R. W. Bro. 
Geo. Russell, D. D. G. M. of the Hamilton District. He has 
reported to me and I have confirmed his selection of the 
following staff: 

W. Bro. Thomas W. Lester and the officers of Strict Observ- 
ance Lodge, No. 27, for the First Degree. 

W. Bro. Alexander Smith and the officers of Acacia Lodge, 
No. 61, for the Second Degree, and 

W. Bro. John Hoodless and the officers of Barton Lodge, 
No. 6, for the Third Degree. 

My thanks are due to R. W. Bro. Russell and the brethren 
of Hamilton for their cheerful compliance in undertaking this 
duty. The exemplification will take place in the Masonic 
Hall, Toronto Street, to-morrow (Thursday) evening, com- 
mencing at 8 o'clock. 

INSTALLATION CEREMONY. 

Some misunderstanding has arisen with regard to the cere- 
mony of installation of officers in consequence of an error in 
printing the new edition of the Constitution. It was the 
intention of the committee on revision of the Constitution, to 
have printed in the new edition both the ceremony of conse- 
cration and dedication and also the ceremony of installation 



56 CRAM) LODGE OK CANADA. 

of officers, instead of having them in separate books as at 
present The directions of the committee to the printer were 
misunderstood, and as the matter was printed on page in, some 
have thought that the ceremony of the Past Masters' Degree was 
abolished. This is not the case. No alteration or interference 
has been made with that ceremony. The instructions to the 
printer were printed instead of being followed, but the matter 
will be put in proper shape in the subsequent editions of the 
Constitution. 

GRAND OFFICERS. 

I have to acknowledge, with thanks, the efficient services 
rendered during the past year by the Deputy Grand Master, 
R. \V. Bro. R. T. Walkem, and especially for his kindness in 
relieving me of a great deal of onerous work in the eastern 
section of our jurisdiction. He has always been ready to 
undertake any Masonic labor and indefatigable in his exer- 
tions for the benefit of the Craft. 

The Grand Secretary continues to deserve the encomiums he 
has heretofore received for the faithful discharge of his duties. 
He is promptitude itself in all that pertains to his office. 

The District Deputy Grand Masters are also deserving of a 
full tribute of commendation for the thoughtfulness and reliabil- 
ity of their supervision of the Lodges in their several districts. 
The improvement in the general conduct of the affairs of the 
Lodges is due in a great measure to the skill and ability with 
which they have performed the important duties entrusted to 
them, and I am glad to be able to bear testimony to their 
general efficiency. 

CONCLUSION. 

Brethren : — After more than 20 years of official connection 
with the Grand Lodge of Canada, the time is now at hand for 
me to transfer to my successor the duties and obligations of 
this most important position. I cannot look back over this 
lengthened period without the deepest feelings of gratitude to- 
wards my brethren for their invariable kindness and partiality ; 
words fail me to express my appreciation of the repeated 
manifestations of your confidence and regard, crowned as they 
have been with the highest honor in your power to bestow. 

I have endeavored to preserve, unsullied, the honor and 
dignity of the Grand Lodge, and my administration of the trust 
reposed in me, is now in your hands for judgment. Relieved 
of the cares and responsibilities of office, I will be glad to be 



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again in the ranks, and continue to work for the interests of 
our beloved order. To the last hour of my life, I wilr re- 
member with pleasure and pride my association with the Grand 
Lodge of Canada. 

Brethren, I ask you to remember me as a lover of the 
fraternity, and as one who tried to do his duty. 

HENRY ROBERTSON, 

Grand Master. 



APPENDIX. 



decision in re st. John's lodge, no. 20 and st. John's 

LODGE, NO. 209a. 

At the last Annual Communication of Grand Lodge a 
Memorial from St. John's Lodge, No. 20, was referred to the 
Grand Master for consideration and decision. 

On the 17th November, 1887, after due notice to all parties 
concerned, I attended at the Masonic Temple, in the City of 
London, and heard the statements and evidence adduced by 
the representatives of both Lodges. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 20, claimed that they were originally 
the St. John's Lodge, No. 209, Irish Registry, and asked to 
have their position in that respect acknowledged and recorded. 

They also claimed authority to use the Irish Work, under 
a permit dated January 19th, 1856; and 

They complained of certain statements made in a London 
newspaper, under the editorship of R. W. Bro. J. S. Dewar, 
questioning such authority. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 209a, claimed also that they were 
originally the St. John's Lodge, No. 209, I. R. 

They also claimed that they were the only Lodge specially 
authorized to use the Irish Work, as evidenced by a permit 
dated July 9th, 1872; and 

That the permit possessed by Lodge No. 20 was defective, 
because the number of the Lodge was not mentioned in it. 

Lodge No. 20 produced their minute books, showing a con- 
tinuous and consecutive record from 1842 to the present date ; 
first as No. 209, I. R., then No. 14, G. R. C, 'and finally 
No. 20. 



58 '.l \\n LODGE 01 ' \NAi>\. 

From these records and the records of the Grand Lodge, it 
appears that at the formation of the Grand Lodge of Canada 

in 1X55, the St. John's Lodge, No. 209, I. R., was represented 
by duly elected delegates sent for that purpose, and joined in 
the movement and were a constituent element of the new 
Grand Lodge. 

'That at the numbering of the Lodges in July, 1856, it 
became No. 14, and on the re-numbering of the Lodges in 
July, 1859, it became No 20. 

In November, 1855, resolutions were passed by the Lodge 
approving of the formation of the Grand Lodge of Canada, 
declaring that they had ceased to work under the Grand 
Lodge of Ireland, notifying their action to the Grand Lodge 
of Ireland and requesting that Grand Lodge to allow them to 
retain their warrant. 

On the first point, then, the evidence, in my opinion, is 
conclusive and beyond all question, that the present St. John's 
Lodge, No. 20, was originally the St. John's Lodge, No. 209, 
Irish Registry, and has preserved a continuous and unbroken 
succession and existence since 1842. 

As to the present St. John's Lodge, No. 209a, the history of 
its origin is briefly as follows : — 

In May, 1859, some of the members of St. John's Lodge, 
then No. 14, G. R. C, obtained possession of the old warrant 
granted to No. 209, I. R., and assumed to revive that Lodge. 
This was more than three years after Lodge No. 209 had 
ceased to work under the Grand Lodge of Ireland, and after 
their old warrant had become virtually defunct. The Grand 
Lodge of Ireland sustained these members and the Grand 
Lodge of Canada declared them clandestine and irregular. 

In i860, the following report of the Special Committee on 
Grievances and Appeals was adopted by Grand Lodge : — 

" That upon the evidence laid before them, the said St. John's 
Lodge cannot but be considered clandestine by this Grand 
Lodge. Your committee regret to learn that the Grand Lodge 
of Ireland, nevertheless acknowledged the said St. John's Lodge, 
No. 209, but they doubt not that such acknowledgment was 
obtained under a false representation to the Grand Lodge of 
Ireland of the circumstances by which the said St. John's 
Lodge was reorganized, after the recognition of this Grand 
Lodge by the Grand Lodge of Ireland. Your committee 
therefore recommend that a memorial be drawn up and trans- 
mitted through the proper channel by this Grand Lodge to the 
Grand Lodge of Ireland, setting forth the irregular, improper 



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unmasonic existence of the said St. John's Lodge, No. 209, 
with a request to take such action thereon as is strictly in 
accordance with Masonic Laws and usage, and the good 
understanding existing between the two Grand Lodges." 

In 1S61 this action was again confirmed by Grand Lodge. 

In July, 1862, the report of the Board of General Purposes, 
which" was adopted by Grand Lodge, states that the Board see 
no just ground for disturbing the action already had by the 
Grand Lodge, and therefore fully sustain the Grand Master in 
forbidding communication with that Lodge, but see no objec- 
tion to the reception and consideration of any further evidence 
that may be submitted. 

A motion was thereupon adopted requesting the Grand 
Master to receive any further evidence offered and to take 
such final action thereon as he should deem expedient. 

In October, 1862, Grand Master Harington issued an edict 
recognizing St. John's Lodge, No. 209, I. R., and revoking his 
former decision. This edict states that no additional evidence 
was brought forward, but that the Grand Lodge of Ireland 
claimed that this Lodge had never become extinct because the 
old warrant had never been returned to them. 

In 1872, this Lodge affiliated with the Grand Lodge of 
Canada and received the No. 209a. 

It thus appears that Lodge No. 209a owes its existence to 
the non-observance of a technicality. The old warrant was 
virtually dead, the Body to whom it belonged had unanimously 
gone over and transferred itself to another jurisdiction and had 
declared that it had ceased to work under the Grand Lodge 
of Ireland, but in place of sending the warrant back to Ireland, 
they had asked permission to retain it among their archives. 

The document lay in the Lodge chest for over three years, 
when it was taken out by some of the same parties who had 
voluntarily affiliated themselves with the Grand Lodge of 
Canada and who had accepted and worked under a warrant 
from that Grand Lodge. 

The edict of recognition of Grand Master Harington, 
acquiesced in by Grand Lodge, cannot of course now be 
questioned, but it should be remembered that seven years 
previously the Grand Lodge of Canada had recognized 
another and distinct Body as St. John's Lodge, No. 209, I. R. 

The curious result of these proceedings is that the same 
Lodge, No. 209, I. R., has affiliated twice with the Grand 
Lodge' of Canada, or that two separate and distinct Bodies 



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have each joined the (Inind Lodge of Canada at different 
times as the same St. John's Lodge, No. 209, 1. R. 

The most unpleasant part to me of this undesirable investi- 
gation is now to be considered, and I regret very much that I 
am forced to pronounce that the members of Lodge No. 20 
were fully justified in complaining as they did of the 
newspaper comments, which apparently were the chief cause 
of the present trouble. These articles were evidently in- 
tended by the writer to wound the feelings of the members of 
Lodge No. 20, to cast a doubt on the regularity of their 
work and to claim a superiority for Lodge No. 209a over 
Lodge No. 20. They display a spirit of uncharitableness that 
is far removed from the beneficent teachings of our fra- 
ternal obligations. The unnecessary publication of matters 
relating to Lodges and Masons and especially of matters that 
may be in controversy between Lodges or members has always 
been strongly condemned by the authorities of the Craft, as 
being in every way undesirable, as serving no good purpose 
and as being injurious to the best interests of the fraternity. It 
is much to be regretted that any member of the Grand Lodge 
of Canada should have so far forgotten himself and his duties 
towards his fellows as to indulge in any act that would injure 
the feelings of his brethren. Such a course of conduct, when 
wilfully practiced and repeatedly persisted in, is extremely 
reprehensible. It is discourteous, unmasonic and unfraternal. 
I hope, for the sake of the Craft in this Province, that such 
will not be again brought to our notice. 

On the question of the right of these two Lodges to continue 
their old work, the case is as follows : Both Lodges have per- 
mits or certificates signed by the Grand Master and Grand 
Secretary, the one held by Lodge No. 20, being dated January 
19th, 1856, and the one held by Lodge No. 209a, being dated 
July 9th, 1872. 

The permit held by Lodge No. 20, gives authority to the 
brethren of that Lodge " to continue their work as heretofore 
until the further pleasure of this M. W. Grand Lodge be made 
known." 

The permit held by Lodge No. 209a, gives authority to the 
brethren of that Lodge " to continue their work as heretofore." 
The words, " until the further pleasure of the M. W. Grand 
Lodge be made known," were in this permit, but they have 
been struck out by a line drawn through them and the initials 
"T. B. H." placed opposite them in the margin. Bros. Abbott 
and Shopland state that they received this permit in July, 1872, 
that they refused to accept it in its original shape and that the 



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late Grand Secretary, R. W. Bro. T. B. Harris, then made the 
erasure and initialled it in their presence. M. W. Bro. James 
Seymour, P. G. M., by whom this permit was granted, states 
positively that he gave no authority for this erasure and that 
he well remembers the hesitation under which he labored when 
conceding a privilege so important, and the anxiety he felt 
that it should in no manner be liable to embarrass Grand 
Lodge hereafter. 

Evidence was given before me that both these permits were 
obtained and granted as a part of the conditions upon which 
these Lodges respectively affiliated with the Grand Lodge of 
Canada. 

The explanation given as to the omission of the number in 
the permit, held by Lodge No. 20, is that at the time it was 
given none of the Lodges under the Grand Lodge of Canada 
had any number on the Registry of the new Grand Lodge ; 
that the numbering of the Lodges was not done until July, 
1S56, and that the number was left blank, for the reason that 
when the permit was given in January, 1856, the Lodge had 
not then received its new number. Coupled with the facts 
that this permit was produced from the proper custody, and 
that evidence was given that it had been continuously in the 
possession of Lodge No. 20 since it was issued, the explanation 
was deemed by me satisfactory and the objection made by 
Lodge No. 209a that the permit of Lodge No. 20 was 
defective in the omission of the number was overruled. There 
is also this to be considered that for over 30 years Lodge No. 
20 has been using the Old Work ; that District Deputy Grand 
Masters have repeatedly from time to time specially men- 
tioned that fact in their reports and called the attention of 
Grand Lodge to such work ; that Grand Lodge has never 
taken any steps to cause its discontinuance, and has thereby 
tacitly permitted its use. 

I, therefore, decide that both St. John's Lodge, No. 20 and 
St. John's Lodge, No. 209a have the authority of Grand 
Lodge to continue there Old Work. I am, however, also of 
the opinion that it is fully within the power of Grand Lodge 
to revoke and cancel either or both of these permitsatanytime 
and to require that these Lodges shall conform to and use 
the ritual authorized by the Grand Lodge of Canada. I am 
further of the opinion that this should be done as speedily 
as possible, that in the interests of the Grand Lodge itself and 
for the preservation of harmony among its subordinates, 
especially in the locality of these Lodges, Grand Lodge should 



62 M> LODGl "I < \NADA. 

not allow any Lodge to u ie a different work from that practised 

by all the other Lodges. Nor can 1 see any good reason why 
these two Lodges should wish to perpetuate so undesirable a 
state of affairs, nor why they should wish to isolate themselves 
from the great Body of the Fraternity in this Province. 
Surely it would be better for all to work alike, and surely it 
would be better for themselves to work in harmony with the 
rest of their brethren. 

1 Hscussions as to the relative merits of two different rituals 
working side by side in the same place are apt to engender a 
strife, ignoble in its nature and destructive of the true 
principles of brotherhood. Our Lodges, as well as our 
brethren, should " meet on the level," and no Lodge should 
assume any fancied airs of superiority over the others by 
reason of possessing special privileges. Especially does it 
become an evil when these privileges are used to attract 
members, to the disadvantage and disparagement of other 
Lodges. To try to " boom " themselves at the expense of 
others is surely inconsistent with our principles of friendship 
and brotherly love to one another. Any sentimental reasons 
that might be urged in favor of the " old " work ought to be 
subservient to the general good of the Craft, and I would most 
earnestly recommend to these brethren that they should 
seriously consider the advisability of relinquishing their 
present work and adopting the authorized ritual. They would 
thereby prove that peace and harmony, brotherly love and 
good-will are not empty sounds, but are living, vital principles 
that underlie the actions of all true Free and Accepted 
Masons. 

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. 

REPORTS OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 

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

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



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ERIE DISTRICT, No. i. 

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, — I have the honor 
to report on the condition of Masonry in the Erie District for 
1887-8, and in so doing desire to record my gratitude to the 
Most High for His many mercies in sparing so many of us to 
see the close of another Masonic year. 

One of my first official acts after the meeting of Grand 
Lodge was, at the request of the Grand Master, to lay the 
Corner Stone of the Church of Ascension, in the Village of 
Comber. There was a large attendance of the brethren of 
Parvaim Lodge, No. 395, Comber, and members of neighbor- 
ing Lodges. A report of the proceedings has been forwarded 
to the Grand Secretary. The same Lodge requested the Grand 
Master to lay the Corner Stone of the Methodist Church on 
June 6th. The M. W. Brother being unable to be present, 
deputed R. W. Bro. E. Allworth, P. D. D. G. M. to act for him. 
Owing to circumstances, over which I had no control, I was 
unable to give as much time to official visitation as in the 
previous year ; but from observations made at the meetings I 
can safely say that the action taken by the Committee on 
" Work " shows that the day is not far distant when every W. 
M. and Warden will be able to exemplify the work with 
exactness and uniformity. During my visits and when neces 
sary I exemplified the work, or such portions of it as the 
brethren desired information upon, so that many visits were 
practically Lodges of Instruction. 

A petition was transmitted through me to the Grand Master, 
praying for a warrant of constitution for a new Lodge at Both- 
well. Believing that the prosperity of the Craft would be 
strengthened and the order benefitted, I recommended that 
the prayer of the petitioners be granted, and the M. W. the 
Grand Master was pleased to issue a dispensation for the pur- 
pose. The Lodge to be known as Star of the East, with V. W. 
Bro. George Mansfield as W.M. I opened the Lodge at a latter 
date in presence of a goodly number of Brethren. Now that 
an impetus has been given to Masonry in this locality I trust 
that the brethren will manifest such zeal and assiduity as will 
tend to make it a success. 

I held two general Lodges of Instruction, one at Blenheim 
and another at Bothwell. At Blenheim we had rather a poor 



64 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

attendance, and I cannot say that my object was attained. 
At Bothwell we had a large gathering and an excellent ex- 
pmplification in which W. Bro. Switzer and the officers of 
Sydenham Lodge took a leading part. 

1 thank my brethren for their many kindnesses to me, and 
especially V*. W. Bro. J. A. C Anderson, of Howard Lodge, 
for his devotion to the interest of the Craft, and readiness to 
render any assistance that I required at his hands. With kind 
wishes to all, and the desire that my short comings may be 
hidden with the broad mantle of a Mason's charity. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 



Dresden, July 2nd, li 



Robt. M. Stuart, 
D. D. G. M., Erie District, No. 



ST. CLAIR DISTRICT, No. 2. 

To the Most Worsliipful 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 on the condition of Masonry, in the 
Second Masonic District, during my term of office as D. D. G. 
M. for 1887-8. 

This District contains nineteen Lodges, and I have officially 
visited all, except Cassia Lodge, No. 116, Thedford, and 
Dufferin Lodge, No. 364, Melbourne. I was unable to arrange 
a visit to Cassia Lodge owing to the W. M's removal from the 
Village. In the case of Dufferin Lodge, both the W. M. and 
Secretary wrote, stating that it would be impossible to have a 
meeting on the date chosen, or on a subsequent date, as the 
W. M. intended being away for some time. I regret to record 
that this Lodge has not sent me a single copy of monthly 
summonses. I have frequently communicated with the W. M. 
and Secretary, but have been unable to get any reply till the 
month of June. 

The following is a record of my official visits and acts for 
the past year. 

Huron Lodge, No. 392, Camlachie : My first official visit 
was made to this Lodge on Jan'y 4th, when I installed the 
Officers. The officers chosen by the Lodge are well skilled in 
our ceremonies. 



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Havelock Lodge, No. 238, Watford : I visited this Lodge 
on Feb'y 21st, and witnessed the exemplification of the second 
degree. The work was done partly by the W. M. and P. M., 
but not done well. The w r ork of the Wardens, who were 
acting in the absence of the regular Officers, was indifferently 
done. The attendance was only eleven, the small number 
being accounted for by the fact that a funeral had taken place, 
and at which a large number of brethren were present. Miles 
travelled, 25. 

Point Edward Lodge, U. D., Point Edward : I visited this 
Lodge on March 12th, the work done being the initiation of a 
candidate, and the conferring of the third degree. The work 
was given in an exceedingly creditable and correct manner. 
The Officers are well grounded, and the interest displayed is 
commendable. Although this is the youngest Lodge, still, I 
am safe in saying that it is the best and most correct working 
Lodge under my jurisdiction. Members present, 23 ; miles 
travelled, 37. 

Ionic Lodge, No. 328, Napier: I visited this Lodge on 
April 20th. The Lodge was opened and closed in the three 
degrees in fairly correct manner. The evening was spent as a 
Lodge of Instruction in minor matters, such as examination of 
visitors, &c No degree work has been done in this Lodge 
during the past year. Members present, 1 3 ; miles travelled, 44. 

Alvinston Lodge, No. 323, Alvinston : I visited this Lodge 
on May 23rd, and witnessed the conferring of the third degree. 
The work was tolerably well done. There is room for im- 
provement, but as both Deacons were absent the errors are 
excusable. The W. M. is well posted in the work. The 
Lodge is increasing in numbers, and has thrown off the 
lethargy of former years. This is attributable to the zeal and 
energy displayed by the W. M. Members present, sg; miles 
travelled, 45. 

Burns Lodge, No. 153, Wyoming: I visited this Lodge on 
May 24th. No work was done except opening and closing in 
the first degree. The W. M. is able to open and close in the 
three degrees. The Wardens are not so well up in the work 
as they should be. There were no admissions in this Lodge 
during the past year, consequently the Officers have not had 
the opportunity to be well grounded in the work. Members 
present, 7. 

Beaver Lodge, No. 83, Strathroy. I visited this Lodge on 
May 25th. The second degree was worked. The W. M. and 
Officers are good workers, but there is room for improvement. 



66 (;kand lodge of Canada. 

As the W. M. has been in ill health for a long time any little 
shortcomings are excusable. The interest evinced in Masonry 
by the Officers and members is very commendable. Miles 
travelled, 51. 

Alexandra Lodge, No. 158, Oil Springs: I visited this 
Lodge on May 31st, the work done being the initiation of a 
candidate. The degree was conferred by the P. M. in an able 
and correct manner. The other Officers are not so well up in 
the work. The W. M. is able to open and close in the three 
degrees. Members present, 15; miles travelled, 25. 

Leopold Lodge, No. 397, Brigden : I visited this Lodge at 
an emergent meeting on June 12th. . There was no work on 
hand. The Lodge was opened and closed in the three degrees 
by the W. M. in a correct manner. The other Officers are 
well posted. Members present, 18; miles travelled, 37. 

Washington Lodge, No. 260, Petrolia : I visited this Lodge 
on June 5th, and witnessed the initiation of a candidate. The 
degree was conferred by the P. M. The work was well done. 
The other Officers did not do so well. The W. M. is able to 
open and close in the three degrees. Members present, 16 ; 
miles travelled, 12. 

Petrolia Lodge, No. 194, Petrolia: I visited this Lodge on 
June 13th. In the absence of the W. M. the chair was occu- 
pied by a P. M. As there was no work to be done, except 
routine business, I was unable to form any definite idea as to 
correctness, but I am led to believe that this Lodge is and 
has been presided over by able and efficient Officers. Mem- 
bers present, 13; miles travelled, 12. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 81, Mt. Brydges : I visited on June 
19th, and witnessed the initiation of a candidate. The work 
was fairly well done. Some of the Officers were absent. The 
W. M. is a resident of Inwood, forty miles distant, and takes 
upon himself a considerable amount of trouble and labor in 
presiding over the affairs of the lodge. It is in a highly 
prosperous condition. The Hall is one of the most beautifully 
furnished in the District. Members present, 18; miles travel- 
led, 77. 

Arkona Lodge, No. 307, Arkona : I visited this Lodge at 
an emergency meeting on June 14th. The W. M. being 
absent the chair was filled by a P. M. The Lodge was opened 
and closed in the three degrees, and correctly done. All the 
Officers are posted in the work, and display an intelligence in 
the rendering of their parts, which is both pleasing and 
commendable. Members present, 14; miles travelled, 47. 



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Moore Lodge, No. 294, Mooretown: I visited this Lodge at 
an emergency meeting held on June 15th. The Lodge was 
opened and closed in the first degree. Nothing else done as 
the evening was exceedingly hot. The Officers are fairly well 
skilled. Members present, 7 ; miles travelled, 47. 

Euclid Lodge, No. 366, Strathroy : I visited this Lodge on 
June 21st. The work was the passing of the candidate. The 
degree was well conferred, and the Officers are excellent 
workers. Miles travelled, 108. 

Victoria Lodge, No. 56, Sarnia : I visited this Lodge at an 
emergent meeting on July 10th, and witnessed the passing of 
a candidate. The work was accurate. The W. M. is well 
grounded in the work. Some of the other Officers are open to 
improvement. After the passing the Lodge was opened in the 
third degree, and the questions asked of a brother who had 
been raised some time previously. Members present, 16; 
miles travelled, 33. 

Forest Lodge, No. 263, Forest : I visited this Lodge at an 
emergent meeting held July 13th. By the request of the W. 
M., I conferred the third degree on a candidate. The W. M. 
and Officers seem to be fairly well skilled, but a closer follow- 
ing of the work would be a decided improvement. Members 
present, 17 ; miles travelled, 32. 

THE CHARACTER OF THE WORK. 

I am happy to say that there is a great improvement 
noticeable in the rendering of the ritualistic part of our cere- 
monies. The change is very agreeable, and compares favorably 
with what prevailed a few years ago, when there was so much 
diversity. 

DEATHS. 

The deaths of the following brethren have been reported to 
me : — Bro. Thos. L. Armstrong, Chaplain of Beaver Lodge, 
No. 83, Strathroy; W. Bro. Thos. Ellison, P. M., Victoria 
Lodge, No. 56, Sarnia; Bro. W. F. Darvill, a member of 
Alvinston Lodge, No. 323, Alvinston. 

DISPENSATIONS. 

I have, during my term of office, granted Dispensations to 
the following Lodges to attend divine service, clothed as 
masons : — Beaver Lodge, No. 83, Strathroy ; Victoria Lodge, 
No. 56, Sarnia; Alvinston Lodge, No. 323, Alvinston; 
Petrolia Lodge, No. 194, Petrolia. 

I have regularly received a copy of the summons from all 



68 iND LODGE 01 CANADA. 

the Lodges in the District, except Dufferin Lodge, No. 364, 
Melbourne, from which I have received none, and Washington 
c, No. 260, Petrolia, in which the omission was rectified 
on notifying the W. M ; Cassia Lodge, No. 116, Thedford, 
and Forest Lodge, No. 263, Forest, have occasionally sent 
me a copy of summons. 

MASONIC TEMPLE. 

The Masonic Temple at the Town of Petrolia, the corner 
stone of which was laid by the M. VV. the Grand Master, on 
the 28th of June, 1887, has been completed. Washington 
Lodge, No. 260 and Petrolia Lodge, No. 194, occupy large 
and commodious apartments in the Temple. The structure 
is a credit to the Craft and an ornament to the Town. 

DISTANCE TRAVELLED. 

I have, during my term of office, travelled 658 miles in 
making official visits to the Lodges. 

EXPENSES. 

To the following Lodges I desire to place on record my 
thanks for contributing towards the payment of my expenses : 
Havelock, Point Edward, Ionic, Alvinston, Beaver, Leopold, 
Moore, St. John's, Euclid, Victoria, and Forest. 

CONCLUSION. 

I thank the brethren of the District for the many acts of 
kindness and courtesy, of which I have been the recipient. 
Wherever I have visited I have been received with great 
kindness, and the brethren have laid me under many obli- 
gations. I feel that I can assure my successor, whoever he 
may be, a hearty and loyal welcome and support by the 
brethren of the St. Clair District. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

James Newell, 

D. D. G. M. , St. Clair District, No. 2. 
Wyoming, Ont., July 14th, 1S8S. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 69 

LONDON DISTRICT, No. 3. 
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 
of submitting the following report from the District which 
I have represented for the past year. I must acknowledge 
that it has been impossible for me to visit all the Lodges. 
I have only had the pleasure of visiting those in the City of 
London and suburbs, and the ones at Lobo and Thorndale. 
I have, however, done all I could in the way of writing and 
enquiring. All the Lodges in the District are in a good 
condition, both in work and finance, except the one at Wal- 
lacetown, it is not. in a good financial condition. Dispensations 
granted by me have been reported and remitted for. I regret 
to say that one of our old and well-tried brethren has been 
called by the Great Architect of the Universe to the Grand 
Lodge above. I refer to the late W. Bro. H. A. Baxter, who 
departed this life the 17th June, 1888. My excuse, M. W. 
Sir and Brethren, in not visiting all the Lodges is that I was 
absent in the Southern States for some time, and the business 
that I have been engaged in has been of such a nature as to 
take up all my time at home. I know the brethren will 
excuse the seeming neglect when they know the reason of it. 

In conclusion, I bet' to thank the M. VV. the Grand Master 
for assistance and advice, and the Grand Secretary for infor- 
mation most heartily rendered by him. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

C. Norman Spencer, 

D. D. G. M. , London District, No. 3. 
London, 2nd July, 1888. 



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, — I have the honor 
of submitting for your consideration my second report on the 
condition of Masonry in the 4th District. During the past 
Masonic year I have visited every Lodge at least once, (with 
the exception of one, "Craig, 214," of which I will speak 
further hereafter^. These visits have been a series of pleasant 



7 o GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

events to myself, and I believe also to the brethren, as well as 
to sour- extent instructive to the Lodges. When visiting the 
Lodges 1 supplied each with a form to be filled in and re 
turned to me, to enable me to give a tabulated statement of 
the condition of each Lodge, somewhat after the form adopted 
by R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson in his celebrated report of 
last year, which was so strongly recommended by the com- 
mittee on the condition of Masonry. However, as only three 
or four of the forms have been returned to me, I am unable to 
give those particulars in full, and I am of necessity compelled 
to speak of the Lodges in a general way, except in some cases, 
where I think individual mention of a Lodge is necessary or 
advisable. 

Financially, all the Lodges in the District are in a healthy 
and prosperous condition, except one, "Lebanon Forest," 133, 
Exeter. This Lodge meets in a very beautiful room, one of 
the best, if not the best in the District, in fact the room is 
large enough and good enough for a city Lodge. It costs 
them a rental of $150 per year, not by any means an exorbit- 
ant sum for the accommodation, but more than the actual 
income of the Lodge, and therefore more than it is able to 
pay. They hold the room under a lease for ten years, about 
two-thirds of which has expired, but each succeeding year 
finds them involved more deeply. They have a most con- 
siderate landlord in the person of their Treasurer, Bro. Sam well, 
who will, I feel sure, be as lenient with the Lodge as could pos- 
sibly be expected. When the present lease expires some new 
arrangement will have to be made whereby the income of the 
Lodge will be at least sufficient to meet the expenditure. I 
advised them strongly to raise their annnal dues which are only 
$2.00 per year. In every other respect this is a very fine Lodge, 
having among its members some very enthusiastic and well- 
skilled Masons of whom I may mention in particular their 
efficient and painstaking Secretary, W. Bro. M. Eacrett. 

The work in the Lodges show a marked improvement over 
that of the previous year, and is now done in a correct, uniform 
and satisfactory manner in the great majority of cases. Before 
long I feel sure it will be perfect in each and every Lodge, a 
state of things very much to be desired, as one great means of 
making our meetings more attractive, thereby ensuring the 
attendance and interest of the brethren. In this respect 
" Britannia," 1 70, Seaforth, still has a good lead of any other 
Lodge in the District, for the general efficiency and discipline 
of the entire Lodge, with a large and well-skilled staff of past 
and active officers. Not that the individual members are so 



\XNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 7r 

much superior, nor the degrees conferred more correctly 
than in the other Lodges, but what particularly strikes the 
attention of the visitor is the precision and unanimity observed 
in the performance of our numerous ceremonials by both 
officers and brethren assembled around the room. I observed 
also that the brethren passing the customary examination 
necessary to their advancement to higher degrees, are as a rule 
more thoroughly posted in the requirements of such examina- 
tion than I generally find to be the case. I admit that some 
instances may be cited where the brethren have been just as 
well prepared in other Lodges, but feel safe in saying that the 
excellence of preparation is more invariably found in Britannia 
Lodge than elsewhere in the District. In Bros. J. Fear and 
H. Town, Britannia has two excellent Wardens, either of whom 
is qualified to fill the Master's chair with credit to himself and 
the Lodge, whenever the brethren think proper to honor him 
by electing him to the position. My first visit to this Lodge 
was made early in the year, when I heard Bro. Town as J.W., 
deliver the lecture on the tracing board in the First Degree, in a 
very beautiful and impressive manner. He was the first 
warden I had heard officiate in that capacity, but afterwards I 
heard it just as creditably rendered in Maitland Lodge, 33, 
Goderich ; Doric Lodge, 233, Parkhill, and Irving Lodge, 154, 
Lucan, also since the election last December, by J. W. Bro. A. 
Hirst of Tecumseh Lodge, 144, Stratford. 

In my visits to the Lodges this term I had not laid out any 
special programme, as I did last year, but went on with the 
ordinary work of the Lodge intended for that evening. On 
every occasion, however, I exemplified all the most important 
portions of each degree, discarding for the time the heavy part 
of the Worshipful Master's work, going thoroughly into those 
portions where the Wardens or other assistant officers work in 
conjunction with them ; paying particular attention to the 
various presentations to and examinations by the former, and 
the many important and subordinate duties which come 
within the jurisdiction of the latter. After the work in each 
degree was completed, I invited inquiry from the brethren on 
any matter pertaining to the degree we had just worked, 
advising them that I did not ask for, nor wish to have any 
Masonic conundrums propounded, nor to be called upon to 
expound any intricate question on " Masonic love," but 
requesting them to confine their inquiries as much as possible 
to real, simple, every-day Lodge-room Masonry, the correct 
rendering of the work, and the mode of operation in the 
performance of our various Lodge ceremonies. I intimated, 



72 <;; \\'i> LODGI OF CANADA. 

at the same time, that I should endeavor to give a correct 
solution to any question that might arise, or confess my in- 
ability to do so, and thai while tl nd ceremonials 
would be considered as the special business on hand, any 
question on the Constitution or Masonic jurisprudence would 
be perfectly in order, and would receive my best consideration. 
In this manner we got a pretty thorough exemplification of 
the various degrees and Lodge ceremonies. A lively spirit 
of inquiry and interest was at all times manifested. The 
brethren acknowledged the instruction received in kindly and 
complimentary terms ; and what was a commendable feature 
of these meetings, the Lodge closed, in every case, before 
eleven o'clock p. m. 

I have had, during the last term, the pleasure of seeing the 
Third Degree conferred in Tudor Lodge, No. 141, Mitchell, 
by W. Bros. Hodge and Kitt, the work in both cases being 
absolutely correct in exemplification. It is with pleasure that I 
mention Morning Star Lodge, No. 309, Smith's Hill, as one 
in which the degrees are worked with great accuracy and 
impressiveness. The members of this little Lodge are almost 
exclusively engaged in agricultural pursuits, indeed, I believe 
all had to drive to the meeting, some from a distance of 
fourteen miles. They have built and paid for the building 
they occupy for their meetings, with a good roomy stable 
attached. Their attendance at meetings shows the best 
average in the District, and I was assured by some of 
them that it would be a very stormy evening which would 
prevent their attending Lodge. They are doing lots of work 
and doing it well, and the material they have is the very best. 
Altogether the prospects of this Lodge are very bright and 
promising, and it is well deserving'of the name it bears. 

Clinton, No. 84, Blyth, No. 303 and Zurich, No. 224, 
Lodges are in a fair and satisfactory condition. In the first 
two the work is done accurately and impressively. They each 
have an excellent corps of P. M's, who retain their zeal and 
interest in the Order as well as in their own Lodge, and 
keep themselves posted on all Masonic matters. Zurich has 
suffered somewhat during the past year through the unavoid- 
able removal of their W. M. to another part of the Province; 
he, however, managed to be present on the evening of my 
visit, and conferred the First Degree. 

The work in the Stratford Lodges, Tecumseh, No. 144, and 
Stratford, No. 332, is done smoothly, and with a fair degree 
of impressiveness, but is not very close to text in either case. 

St. James' Lodge, No. 73, of St. Mary's, has been almost 



WNUAI. COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 73 

dormant for some time past, although I believe W. Bro. J. 
Chalmers, I. 1'. M., has done everything man could do to 
instill new life into the Lodge. I did not see the Lodge at 
work, in fact when I wrote to announce my visit they asked 
me to defer it. The only time 1 could arrange with them was 
on December 27th, when I went up and installed their officers. 
I do not think the work can be very good, but trust that the 
present staff will not only exert themselves to re-invigorate the 
Lodge, but will also be more successful in their efforts than 
their predecessors were. 

New Dominion Lodge, No. 205, New Hamburg, has very 
brilliant prospects. It has abundance of young and most 
excellent and promising material. The Lodge has been weak 
for a couple of years, and had got behind in the work as well 
as everything else, but in the hands of the young and able 
brethren, who are now beginning to assume the responsible 
positions in the Lodge, I think the evil day is past, and that the 
Lodge will go on and prosper. 

Wilmot Lodge, No. 318, Baden, is one of which I, as their 
D. D. G. M., am proud, and of which the whole Order may 
be proud also. I cannot eulogize them on the excellence of 
the work done. They have not a large field from which to 
derive material, as this section is settled with those of German 
nationality. At the same time it is most excellent from the 
standpoint of Masonic virtue, but not the best calculated for 
the efficient and correct working of a Lodge. Financially the 
Lodge is in a prosperous condition. They are about to build, 
if they have not already commenced, a new hall for themselves. 
I have quietly observed that this little Lodge has unostenta- 
tiously performed many laudable acts of benevolence, thereby 
practicing real solid and substantial Masonry in such a manner 
as would be well for some of our more pretentious Lodges to 
take pattern by. I am well assured that the great fundamental 
principles of our Order will at all times be duly observed by 
the brethren of Wilmot Lodge. 

As to the state of affairs in Craig Lodge, No. 214, Ailsa 
Craig, I can say nothing. I fear they have not realized the 
sanguine hopes expressed in regard to them in my last annual 
report. I deferred my visit to them until almost the last, 
when I wrote to W. Bro. McKay, their W. M., to arrange for 
it, but got no acknowledgment of my letter. After a time I 
wrote to P. M., E. B. Smith, expressing a desire for them to 
arrange to give me a date for a visit, if possible, and advising 
the brethren through him to close up the Lodge honorably, 
if resuscitation appeared impossible. To this letter also I 



74 '•!• \ni > I cii.i.i .>K CANADA. 

received no reply, and I hope you will exonerate me from 
blame for ceasing to make any further attempts to visit this 
Lodge. It may be said, I should have gone in any case, but 
if the worthy brethren would not go to the trouble of answer- 
ing any of my letters, it is very clear they did not w mi me there. 
It is not at all likely that they would have responded to any 
notice I might have given them to meet me on any given date. 
I was trilling to do anything reasonable towards the resusci- 
tation of this Lodge, and assured them that 1 would go at any 
time and assist them in their work, but all to no purpose. 
I strongly recommend that Grand Lodge take the necessary 
steps to close this Lodge. In its present condition it is 
nothing but a standing disgrace to our noble Order. 

Lodges of Instruction, in the general acceptation of the 
term, I have had none, and must again solicit indulgence at 
your hands for an apparent neglect of this important duty. 
Notwithstanding the comparative failure of my two Lodges of 
Instruction last year, it was my intention, when re-elected, to 
get up one good one on an extensive scale, and if I received 
any encouragement, follow this with others. That this one 
was not held is not owing to any change in my mind, and 
I feel confident that all who know me will not attribute the 
failure to any want of zeal or inclination on my part. 

I chose Stratford, and Tecumseh Lodge, No. 144, as the 
place and Lodge under whose auspices the intended meeting 
should be held. Every circumstance pointed to it as the 
proper place. It is the largest as well as the most central 
point in the District. Tecumseh is the wealthiest, and 
consequently best able to stand the unavoidable expense. 
Again it is my own Lodge, and I never for an instant supposed 
that the preparatory suggestion I gave the Lodge would be 
hailed with anything but pleasure by the brethren. Judge 
then of my mortification on finding that instead of my pro- 
position being received with pleasure and assurances of un- 
limited assistance, &c, &c, it met with nothing more nor less 
than a decided opposition to the scheme, particularly from 
the W. M. and two Past Grand Lodge Officers. This opposi- 
tion was based on principles of economy ; the plea being that 
it would cost a lot of money to entertain visitors, without any 
adequate return or benefit to the Lodge. Now, Tecumseh is 
very well able to stand the expense of the meeting, and 
certainly the work in the Lodge is not up to such a state of 
perfection as to render further instruction superfluous. I am 
well aware that I could have had this meeting had I so 
determined, but thought it unadvisable to carry out my 



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intentions without the hearty co-operation of the Lodge, much 
less to do so with the certain and definite opposition from 
brethren, from whom I had every reason to expect every 
assistance. Failing to make arrangements for a general Lodge 
of Instruction in Stratford, I could not bring myself to call 
upon any other Lodge to submit what Tecumseh considered 
an infliction and " unnecessary expense." Hence the omis- 
sion of " Lodges of Instruction " during my present term. 

Since my last report I have installed the officers of the 
following Lodges : Wilmot Lodge, No. 318, Baden, July 8th, 
1887, and June 29th, 1888 ; Tudor Lodge, No. 141, Mitchell, 
December 27th, 1887; St. James' Lodge, No. 73, St. Mary's, 
December 27th, 1887. I also assisted at the Installation at 
Stratford Lodge, No. 332, Stratford, on June 25th, 1888, 
performed by R. W. Bro. J. C Hegler, D. D. G. M. of the 
Sixth District. 

I have issued Dispensations to the following Lodges to 
attend divine service on June 24th, and have forwarded fees 
for the same to the Grand Secretary : Stratford, No. 332, 
Stratford; Britannia Lodge, No. 170, Seaforth ; Lebanon 
Forest Lodge, No. 133, Exeter. 

I regret to say that we have had three deaths in the District. 
Clinton Lodge, No. 84, Clinton, met with a severe loss in the 
death of W. Bro. W. Murray. This brother's Masonic record 
dates far back. He was initiated in Barton Lodge, No. 6, 
Hamilton ; and was, I believe, the first W. M. of Strict 
Observance Lodg2, No. 27, Hamilton. For many years he 
filled the position of Secretary in Clinton Lodge in a highly 
satisfactoiy manner. He was a gentleman in every sense, 
highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him, and a 
thorough, hearty and zealous Craftsman, who dearly loved the 
Order of which he was an ornament, as well as a most useful 
member. Wilmot Lodge, No. 318, Baden, has lost two 
members within a short period. W. Bro. Liersh, also one of 
the pioneers of Masonry in this part of the province, who was 
Secretary for Wilmot Lodge for many years, although of late 
retired from active Masonry, and Bro. Alcessor, Tyler of the 
Lodge. The obsequies of these brethren were in accordance 
with the Masonic Ritual. I myself had the opportunity of 
attending the funeral of Bro. Liersh, and was much pleased to 
meet there M.. W. Bro. O. Klotz. The deceased brother and 
he were old time friends as well as brothers, and our esteemed 
P. G. M. had driven from Preston, a distance of twenty miles 
or so, with the thermometer about twenty degrees below zero, 
to attend and perform the requisite ceremonies over his 
deceased friend and brother. 



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Attendance at meetings is far from satisfactory, though 
perhaps a little letter than last year. There is ample room 
for improvement in this respect. 

onic zeal is not up to the mark I should like to see it, 
and to which it deserves to be. In the whole course of my 
visits 1 have only on one occasion been accompanied by a 
brother from Stratford, when W. Bro. A. E. Neil visited with 
me Irving Lodge, No. 154, Lucan. I mention this, first, as 
an indication of a want of zeal before alluded to ; and secondly, 
because I think that the brother who shows ever so small an 
amount of Masonic enterprise at a time and in a place where 
that virtue is so rare, deserves and ought to receive mention 
in this report. 

Outside of my District I had the pleasure of visiting 
Kilwinning Lodge, No. 64, London, last fall, when that Lodge 
was honored by a visit from the M. W. the Grand Master 
Henry Robertson. I had also the pleasure and privilege of 
being present at the Lodge of Instruction, given by R. W. 
Bro. E. T. Malone, in the Masonic Hall. Toronto. This was 
by far the grandest gathering of Masons I had ever seen at a 
Lodge of Instruction. The text in the exemplification of the 
degree was perfect, and I congratulate our distinguished and 
R. W. Brother on the unqualified success of his meeting, and 
assure him that such an assembly was cheering to the Mason's 
heart. 

The time is now at hand when I shall be called upon to 
surrender my charge to other hands. Whoever my successor 
may be, I beg to assure him of my best assistance at all times, 
and my personal co-operation with him as frequently as he 
desires. The duties of the past two years have been very 
pleasant to me, carried out I know with many imperfections, 
but still to the best of my ability, and I believe to the satis- 
faction of the brethren in the District. There is scarcely a 
Lodge in this District that does not contain some personal 
and perhaps some new-made friends and brothers, some 
pleasant associations formed, the remembrance of which will 
always continue, and although my official term is almost at an 
end, my zeal and love for our Order will ever remain the same, 
and 1 shall hope occasionally to have the privilege of again 
visiting the Lodges in which I was so kindly received. To 
the Lodges outside of Stratford I tender my thanks for the 
unanimous and kindly manner in which they defrayed my 
expenses while visiting them. 

To the M. W. the Grand Master, and also the R. W the 
Grand Secretary, I beg to return thanks for their promptitude 



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and courtesy whenever I have had occasion to communicate 
with them, and with the sincere hope that every succeeding 
year may see a steady advancement in the prosperity of our 
noble Order and an increase in the zeal and interest on the 
part of its many members. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

C. McLellan, 

D. D. G. M. , South Huron District, No. 4. 

Stratford, July ioth, 1888. 



NORTH HURON DISTRICT, No. 5. 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Brethren of the Grand Lodge of Canada, A. F. 6° A. M. : 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren — I beg respect- 
fully to submit my annual report on the condition of Masonry 
in the Fifth Masonic District. 

There is, I think, more satisfaction to be derived by the 
various Lodges in charge of a D. D. G. M. from a short business 
statement of the facts relative to their own internal economy 
and work, as it impresses itself upon the mind of the visitor, 
than by a more general statement of the condition of Masonry 
in the District, and I shall therefore report on each Lodge as 
visited. 

Northern Light, No. 93, Kincardine : I visited this, the 
oldest and one of the best Lodges in my District, on the 7th 
of March, 1888, being the night of a regular meeting. The 
attendance was exceptionally large. I was glad to hear, so far 
as this Lodge is concerned, that the attendance on this 
occasion was not unexceptional. The Lodge was opened and 
closed in the Three Degrees. The first was exemplified by 
the W. M., assisted by the regular officers. This Lodge 
appears to be in a thoroughly prosperous condition financially, 
and in its " work " it is particularly fortunate in counting 
upon its roll of active members, several more than ordinarily 
well skilled P. M's, who appear to take as active an interest in 
the affairs of Northern Light Lodge, as if still in the East. 
I had great pleasure in meeting one worthy and Worshipful 
Brother, who informed me that he had not missed one regular 
meeting of this Lodge in twelve years, an example which I 
strongly recommend to my brethren in this District. The 



78 i.KAMi LODG1 01 CANADA. 

statistical facts anent this and other Lodges visited will appeal 
from my return annexed. 

Forest Lodge, No. 162, Wroxeter: This lodge has lately 
[Kissed through a temporary season of discouragement and 
apparent apathy, but I rejoice to say has now thoroughly 
overcome the lethargy which seemed to oppress it, and 
is working with a vim and heartiness, which is bound to make 
it succeed thoroughly. With no desire to reilect upon the 
former officers, but with a view of introducing new blood which 
I felt necessary for a cure, I advised the brethren to obtain a 
dispensation, and elect their officers afresh, which they did, I 
am glad to say, with most satisfactory results. On the 28th 
November, 1887, I visited this Lodge, and assisted by the 
I. P. M., installed the new officers, and I have since had the 
pleasure of visiting the brethren of Forest Lodge with the 
result of finding their work, which from want of practice had 
certainly become very bad, improving each time. The W. M. 
is a good and painstaking worker, and takes a lively interest 
in anything tending to the welfare of the Lodge. The 
Secretary is a good officer. The work by the assistant officers 
may be greatly improved. A strict adherence to the course 
this Lodge is pursuing now will ensure a bright future for it. 

Old Light Lodge, No. 184, Lucknow : I visited this Lodge 
on the 5th of July, 1888. Emergent Communication. Fifteen 
members, of which four were Past Masters. The Lodge was 
opened and closed in the Three Degrees, and the third ex- 
emplified by a P. M., other P. M's being in the Wardens' 
chairs. The opening and closing work, with W. M. in the 
chair, was fairly well done. The exemplification of the 
degrees was terrible. The great trouble in this Lodge appears 
to be that the officers have for years endeavored to perfect 
themselves in work that barely resembles that of the Grand 
Lodge of Canada. Where it was evolved, or who is respon- 
sible for it, none seem to know, but the fact remains, that the 
harder the brethren work on their present line the worse they 
get. I had a long and to me a satisfactory conversation with 
W. Bro. Mallough, the present Master of this Lodge, who, I 
am glad to say. shows great aptitude for really good work, and 
I feel satisfied that my successor in office will, in a short time, 
find good work in accordance with the authorized ritual being 
done in this Lodge. At present I am compelled to say the 
exemplification is very poor. The Secretary's books are in 
good order. The general work and standing will be ascer- 
tained by reference to schedule. 

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my official visit on the 13th December, 1887. A large 
number of visitors were present, swelling the total attendance 
to over forty-five, the largest number of brethren that I met 
upon the occasion of my official visits. The Lodge room is 
well and tastefully furnished. An inventory of all effects is 
kept, and a proper insurance carried. A reference to my 
tabulated statement will show that this Lodge has a record 
unparalleled in my District, and I believe in all others in this 
jurisdiction, having no arrears of dues at all. Under these 
favorable circumstances there is little cause for wonder at the 
enthusiastic zeal for and interest in Masonry evinced by the 
brethren of Saugeen Lodge. Praise, equally with blame, is 
liable to appear invidious, but I cannot refrain from referring 
to this Lodge as the model one of my District. Its work, 
financial standing, brotherly feeling and general esprit de corps 
are beyond praise. Upon the occasion of my visit, the Third 
Degree was exemplified by the W. M. (Bro. Dempsey), R. W. 
Bro. Gunn and W. Bro. Telford, a division of labor, which I 
recommend to my brethren in this District. From the acting 
W. M. to the I. G. the work was thoroughly well done 
throughout. I found the Secretary's books in good order, and 
every detail spoke of interest, earnest care and attention, 
whilst the brotherly and warm Masonic feeling apparent on 
every hand must ever remain a pleasant reminiscence of my 
official visits. My predecessor in office, R. W. Bro. Gunn, is 
a P. M. of Saugeen, and to his indefatigable work must, to a 
large extent, be ascribed the good standing of this Lodge. 

Bernard Lodge, No. 225, Listowel : My visit to this Lodge 
was paid on the 21 st March, 1888, under somewhat adverse 
circumstances, as a very severe and unexpected snow-storm 
had almost blocked all traffic, whether by rail or road. To 
this fact, coupled with the somewhat unexplainable circum- 
stance that the Secretary had omitted any mention of my 
official visit in his notice calling the meeting, I trust may be 
ascribed the very small attendance, some eighteen members 
only of this large and prosperous lodge being present. W. 
Bro. Campbell, who was installed last December, opened and 
closed in the three degrees, and exemplified the first. The 
opening and closing was well done, the exemplification only 
fairly so. A little more practice, however, will, I think, 
enable the W. Bro. to do justice to his work, in which he evi- 
dently takes a heart-felt interest. Due assistance was rendered 
by the regular officers, who do good work, particularly notice- 
able in the South. The dues are kept well in hand. The 
lodge room is the most commodious in the District, the furni- 
ture is very good, and is kept properly insured, and Masonry 



So '.i \\i» LODGE OK CANADA. 

appears to be in a nourishing condition within the jurisdiction 
oi Bernard Lodge. I regret to say that this Lodge did not 
return my st Ltement of financial standing, work done, &c, so 
that I am unable to include same in my tabulated report. 

Aldworth Lodge, No. 235, Paisley : This Lodge was visited 
on the 14th December, 1887, my trip having a double pur- 
pose, namely, the ordinary official visitation of the lodge, and 
the healing of certain persons belonging to the so called 
"Ontario Masons." I much regret that the latter part of my 
object remained unfulfilled, the healing fee required by Grand 
Lodge proving an unsurmountable barrier. This is greatly to 
be regretted, as I believe the parties in question would have 
proved faithful craftsmen, and Ontario Masonry in my Dis- 
trict would have received its final quietus. On my visit to the 
Lodge I found seventeen members present, with whom I 
enjoyed a pleasant evening. The report of my predecessor on 
the condition of Masonry in this Lodge, although certainly 
none too favorable, appears to have been received and acted 
upon in proper Masonic spirit, and has, I believe, been pro- 
ductive of good. The dues in arrear in January, 1887, were 
$165.84, an enormous sum for a small Lodge ; these, however, 
had been reduced at the date of my visit to $81.33, which, 
although still largely in excess of what it ought to be, shows a 
laudable desire on the part of those in authority to do their 
duty. I was assured that the good work in this respect would 
be kept up, and I hope that my successor will find this Lodge 
in a good financial position. The Lodge was opened and 
closed in the three degrees, and the Third exemplified by the 
W. M. His officers, I regret to say, were not the regular 
officers of the Lodge. The W. M. works well, as much can- 
not be said for his assistants. The floor work was bad. due 
largely, I think, to a lack of instruction, to which I earnestly 
drew the attention of the W. M. I received a reassuring 
promise from him that no further work would be done without 
a thorough drilling of his subordinates, from which I look for 
a satisfactory result as the Lodge has good material. Several 
small questions appear in the past to have slightly 
ruffled the good feeling which should exist, but I venture to 
hope that my visit was not entirely unproductive of good in 
this respect. The Lodge room was small and lacking a few 
requisites, but I was promised that these matters would be 
attended to. The Secretary's books were well kept. I did 
not see the Treasurer's. No insurance on furniture. With 
proper care and plenty of instruction on the part of the 
W. M., this Lodge should prosper. 

Teeswater Lodge, No. 276, Teeswater : I visited this 



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Lodge on the 6th July, having previously made an effort to 
give the brethren an official visit, but it appearing that the 
Lodge room in which they had been in the habit of meeting 
was wanting repair, they asked me to postpone my visit until 
they should be in new quarters. Their present Lodge room, 
although somewhat bare, is pleasant and comfortable, and I 
trust that the brethren of Teeswater Lodge will see to it during 
the incoming Masonic year, and that the place of meeting may 
be made worthy of those who meet therein. 

The meeting at which I attended was an emergency. 
Thirteen members were present, of which five were P. M's and 
four visitors, both the W. M. and Secretary were absent, the 
former in England, the latter "out of town." The work was 
taken up by a P. M., who I understand has always exhibited 
a lively interest in Masonry generally, and in this Lodge in 
particular. Owing, I hope, to the fact that no meetings have 
lately being held on account of the change of quarters already 
referred to, I found the work very poor indeed, but sincerely 
trust that the brethren now having a permanent home of their 
own, will endeavor to do their Masonic duty. To this end I 
advised them, as in the case of Forest Lodge, Wroxeter, to 
obtain a dispensation and elect new officers, which I trust may 
be productive of good. A lack of earnest desire to get up the 
" work " seems to me to be the trouble in this Lodge, and 
until that is overcome, it seems to me that no very good 
results may be expected from Teeswater Lodge. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 284, Brussels : I visited this Lodge 
twice, the first time on the nth November, 1887, during the 
incumbency of office of W. Bro. Town, and the second time 
on the 27th March, 1888, while W. Bro. Grant was in the 
chair On the occasion of my first visit I met the W. M., 
and all regular officers in their positions, the attendance being 
eighteen, which taking into consideration the number of 
brethren absent from and who did not reside in the town, I 
considered very satisfactory. The W. M., assisted by his own 
officers, opened and closed in the Three Degrees, and exem- 
plified the first. His work was well done. The work of the 
Wardens is beyond praise, the J. W. giving the new lecture to 
an E. A., without a slip, and the S. W. the charge from the 
Book of Constitution, orally, a practice which I should much 
like to see followed by the other Lodges in the District. I 
had occasion to point out some still existing discrepancies 
between the By-Laws and the Constitution, and advised that 
no time should be lost in setting the matter right, but regret 
that, so far as I know, no steps have been taken in that 



82 GRAND LODGE 01 « \NADA. 

direction. I urged the necessity for more frequent Lodges of 
Instruction, which I trust will be taken into consideration by 
the W. M. for the time being. The books of the Secretary 
and Treasurer I found to be in admirable condition. I visited 
this Lodge again on the 27th of March, 1888, W. M. Grant, 
(newly elected), being in the chair. Present, fourteen members. 
Lodge opened and closed in the Three Degrees, and the 
third exemplified. The work was done by W. Bro. Grant 
and regular officers, and it is due to the W. Bro. to say that, 
notwithstanding the comparatively short time he has been in 
office, work could not be better exemplified. This Lodge 
appears to continue its era of prosperity and the work in it is 
far beyond the average. 

Wingham Lodge, No. 286, Wingham : I visited this Lodge 
on 20th November, 1887. Lodge opened and closed in the 
Three Degrees ; the first was exemplified by the VV. M., who 
is a careful and painstaking Mason. Eighteen members in 
attendance, including five visitors ; amongst them was P. W. 
Bro. Payne, a Past Provincial Master of the jurisdiction of the 
Grand Lodge of England, who expressed himself as well satis- 
fied with the work. Following the recommendation of my 
predecessor a considerable reduction has been made in the 
amount of past due dues, but room still remains for improve- 
ment. The work was exceedingly well done as far as the W. 
M. is concerned. The Wardens' and work by inferior officers 
was only fair. The number of meetings held for the twelve 
months previous to my visit were by no means satisfactory, and 
I strongly recommend the holding of more frequent Lodges 
of Instruction. The Secretary's and Treasurer's books I 
found in good order. The record of work done was not very 
satisfactory. I cannot but think that in a flourishing town 
such as Wingham a little more earnest effort on the part of the 
leaders in the Craft would easily bring corresponding good 
results. 

Fordwich Lodge, No. 331 Fordwich : April 25th, 1888, 
was the date of my official visit to this Lodge. The meeting 
being an emergency called for the purpose of meeting me. 
The Lodge was opened and closed in the Three Degrees, and 
one of them was exemplified. The work of W, M. Hutchinson 
in the east was thoroughly good ; that of the Wardens and the 
floor work generally was slovenly, although the J. W. was 
somewhat better than his co-workers. The books are well 
kept, and dues kept fairly down, and a thorough interest in 
the tenets of Masonry exhibited. More thorough instruction, 
however, must be given to the subordinate officers, and more 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 83 

expertness insisted upon before Fordwich Lodge can occupy 
the position in this District which it should. 

Bruce Lodge, No. 331, Tiverton : Accompanied by R. W. 
Bro. Martyn, and other brethren of Northern Light Lodge, I 
visited this Lodge on the 8th May, 1888. I found the 
brethren occupying a pleasant and substantial hall, which they 
own themselves, and evidence of their love and devotion to 
their Masonic home by decorating and adorning it in a man- 
ner unapproached by the other Lodges in my District. The 
membership of this Lodge is large, but so many live outside 
the village, that it is hard to get a full representation, for which 
reason 1 was not disappointed at the comparatively small 
attendance upon the occasion of my visit. The Third Degree 
was exemplified by the W. M., assisted by his officers in a 
fairly satisfactory manner, but far better and more earnest 
work can be got in this Lodge if the officers agree to a " long 
pull and a strong pull and a pull together." 

This completes the list of my official visits ; the following 
Lodges were not visited for reasons set out : 

St. Lawrence Lodge, No. 131, Southampton : I had this 
Lodge on my list for an official visit on my Walkerton and 
Paisley trip, but was recalled by telegram to my home, and 
was unable to keep my engagement ; I have since endeavored 
to arrange a date, but am informed by the Secretary that 
owing to the fact that the majority of their members are 
sailors, no meeting could be held except in the winter time. 
No return of financial standing, etc., has been made by this 
Lodge, for which reason I am unable to include it in my 
appended statement. 

Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 362, Tara : I wrote the officers of 
this Lodge fixing date for my official visit, and not hearing 
from them, telegraphed them for reply, but without avail. 
From the return (see schedule) the Lodge appears to be in a 
prosperous condition, but owing to their failure to respond to 
my communication, I was unable to visit them, and report on 
general condition, &c. 

Forest Lodge, No. 393, Chesley : This Lodge has suf- 
fered in common with the houses of the village from the 
recent disastrous fire, and having no place of meeting was 
unable to receive me. The brethren, I am sure, have the 
sincere condolence of the Craft, and their best wishes that 
they may shortly be re-established on a satisfactory basis. 
From the report returned to me by the Secretary I should 
judge the Lodge previously to the time of the fire was in a 
satisfactory condition. 

Cedar Lodge, No. 396, Wiarton : I wrote to the officers of 
this Lodge on 30th June, adyising them of a visit on the 9th 



84 GRAND LODGE OK CANAh.v 

July, but some delay evidently took place in the transmission 
of the letter, and the brethren were not able therefore to re- 
ceive me, and so advised me. I did not therefore visit them. 

HON PAYMENT 01 Dl I 

By a reference to the report of my predecessor it will be 
seen that the subject oi non-payment of dues is a burning one 
in this District. His report, although severe in that respect, 
has, I think, had a good result, and although I have studious- 
ly refrained from placing the payment or non-payment of dues 
in the foremost rank as essentials of Masonry, I have endeavor- 
ed scf far as possible to carry out the good work inaugurated 
by R. W. Bro. Gunn, with, I think, a fairly satisfactory result. 

The total arrearages appearing from the R. W. Bro's report 
of all Lodges (included in my report) are $1,159.94. Deduct- 
ing the arrearages of Forest Lodge, Wroxeter, not included in 
previous statement, the arrearages are now $828.86, or an 
improvement of $333.09, but inasmuch as the figures of my 
statement include, in every case, the arrearages up to the 24th 
June, where in the former report they do not include that date, 
a still further reduction of, speaking in round figures, $270.00 
may be counted off from the arrears existing at last report, a 
result with which R. W. Bro. Gunn should feel well pleased. 
Still the amount of unpaid dues in this District is far more 
than it should be, far more than it need be, and I fear that the 
honest, earnest effort to remove this blot is not as strong as it 
should be. V, W. Bro. Shaw, a Mason of large experience 
and mature judgment, says, in answer to my query on that 
point, that the large amount of arrears in his Lodge is " general 
carelessness of Lodges in dealing with those who get behind in 
their dues." He is himself one of the delinquents in the 
matter of making collections, but I fear he has hit the nail on 
the head. 

Taking into consideration the fact that my District is 
largely composed of " rural " Lodges, I cannot but report on 
the whole that Masonry in this District is flourishing. Many 
blots occur to mar the surface of the condition of the Craft in 
the District, but looking at the strenuous desire to attain to 
better things, and the extremely careful work done by many of 
the Lodges I feel justified in saying that the past year has not 
been a retrograde one. 

Before closing I wish to express my appreciative thanks for 
the kind and courteous manner in which I have, without ex- 
ception, been met by the Lodges in my District, and hope 
that my official year has not been barren of good results. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

E. E. Wade, 

D. D. G. M., North Huron District, No. 5. 
Brussels, 2nd July, 1888. 



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86 GRAHD LODGE OP < anaha. 

W'll.soN DISTRICT No. 6. 

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

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — The brethren 
of this District having seen fit at the last regular communica- 
tion of the ('.rand Lodge to elect me for the third time as 
District Deputy Grand Master, I have to say that in pre- 
senting this report I do so with mingled feelings of pleasure 
and regret, pleasure in being able to say that I believe the best 
interests of our noble fraternity fill the hearts and actuate the 
motives of the brethren of the District, and that the order is 
within the bounds of my jurisdiction in a flourishing and 
prosperous condition, and regret in being compelled to admit 
that I have not been able to perform the duties of the office 
as completely, and as satisfactorily as I have wished. When 
I accepted the office of a third term I did so with reluctance, 
and not until I had impressed on the brethren the fear that I 
should be unable to make very many visits, yet notwithstand- 
ing this, they again extended their favors towards me, and for 
continuation of their kindness and good feeling I am obliged 
to confess they have been poorly repaid. 

During both my former terms I endeavored to reach, and 
by considerable sacrifice did reach nearly all of the Lodges in 
my District, many of them twice, and many of them still 
oftener, but this year I have been prevented through circum- 
stances beyond my control to keep up such continuous or 
extensive visitations, still I have succeeded in making some- 
thing like eight or ten visits, and I am happy to state that 
they have uniformly left such an impression as convinces me 
I am correct in the statement I make in the beginning of this 
report, namely, that Masonry is flourishing, and in a reasonably 
prosperous state in this District. 

I am glad to be able to report that I find no exception to 
the rule that the officers seemed anxious to avail themselves of 
all opportunities placed within their reach to enable them to 
become better acquainted with their work, and more expert in 
the duties of their office, and this I find has produced a mark- 
ed improvement in the degree of uniformity with which the 
ceremonies are conducted. 

In making the first round of my visits I was surprised to 
find that although the brethren were generally fairly well 
instructed, that especially in minor details a great lack of 
uniformity prevailed, and I did what I could to remedy this 
difficulty, and during the course of my second visits I was able 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 87 

to remark a considerable change for the better, which my 
subsequent visits have satisfied me, has been followed by con- 
tinuous improvements. During the whole of my visits I have 
invariably found that the officers were all desirous of becoming 
efficient in the work, and it was chiefly ior lack of privileges 
of so acquainting themselves with it that they remained un- 
skilled, and now that better opportunities are open to them, I 
am pleased to observe a steady and marked improvement in 
efficiency, which has begotten increased zeal and energy in the 
prosecution of the work. 

From the visits I have made this year, and judging from the 
correspondence I have had with the different Lodges, I believe 
that there has on the whole been a steady increase, not rapid 
perhaps, but still a healthy increase in the membership of the 
Lodges in the District. The Lodges throughout the District 
are all comfortably and many of them handsomely furnished 
and equipped; thtre is little or no debt on the Lodges or 
furniture, and so far as finances go there is little to complain of. 

I still have to regret the inability to get either Ridout Lodge, 
Otterville, or Blenheim Lodge, Drumbo, into working condition, 
although I have made several visits and had much correspon- 
dence in reference to them ; and I would recommend that 
these Lodges be asked for their charters, as they have failed to 
hold any meetings, and the brethren say it is impossible to get 
enough of the members present to carry on the work. 

I have to thank the brethren throughout the District for 
the great kindness and uniform hospitality they have extendep 
towards me, and while I have done my utmost for the welfare 
of the District, I can only regret that I have not better repaid 
the kindness of the brethren, who perhaps overlooked their 
interest in the exercise of their affection in continuing me so 
long in this high and important office. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

J, C. Hegler, 
D. D. G. M., Wilson District, No. 6. 

Ingersoll, 1st July, 1888. 



88 GRAND LODGE <)l CANADA. 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT, No. 7. 

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 report on the condition of Masonry, in the 
Seventh Masonic District. I have been enabled to visit each 
of the Lodges in the District once, and in some cases have 
repeated my visits and found that the work was performed by 
the Masters and Officers of the majority of the Lodges in an 
excellent manner, and by all in close conformity to that pre- 
scribed by Grand Lodge. Dispensations were issued by the 
M. W. the Grand Msater, to Gait Lodge, No. 257, to hold 
installation on December 26th, instead of December 27th, 1887, 
and to Waverley Lodge, No. 261, to hold an "At Home" in 
their Lodge Rooms. I issued dispensations to Gait Lodge, 
No. 257, and to Blair Lodge, No. 314, Palmerston, to wear 
Masonic clothing in procession to divine service ; also to 
Alma Lodge, No. 72, Grand River Lodge, No. 151, and to 
Gait Lodge, No. 257, for the purpose of attending Masonic 
funerals. 

By command of the M. W. the Grand Master, I consecrated 
and dedicated the new Lodge Room in Palmerston on January 
6th, 1888, being ably assisted by V. W. Bro. Pujolas, of 
Conestogo Lodge, No. 295 ; W. Bro. F. Blackmore, of Bernard 
Lodge, No. 225, Listowel, and W. Bros. Stewart, Clements and 
Bennetto, of Blair Lodge, No. 314. I installed the Officers of 
Blair Lodge, No. 314, on December 2nd, 1887; the Officers 
of Mercer Lodge. No. 347, Fergus, on December 27th, 1887, 
and the Officers of Prince Arthur Lodge, No. 334, on January 
24th, 1888. I received and forwarded to the M. W. the 
Grand Master, a petition from the brethren in Grand Valley, 
praying to be allowed to work as a regular Lodge to be known 
as Scott Lodge. The M. W. the Grand Master having been 
pleased to grant a dispensation on February 22nd, 1888; I 
visited Grand Valley and opened Scott Lodge. On May 23rd, 
1888, I again visited this Lodge and was greatly pleased with 
the efficient manner in which the work of opening and closing 
the Lodge, and conferring degrees was performed by the W. 
M. and Officers of this Lodge. 

I am pleased to state that the utmost harmony has prevailed 
among the Brethren, no complaints or appeals have been 
brought to my notice, and that all suggestions of mine for 
improvement have been cheerfully and promptly complied with. 
I would wish to express my extreme gratification at the very 



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cordial and fraternal manner in which I have been treated by 
the Lodges and Brethren of the District, some of whom having 
gone to great personal inconvenience to make my visit agree- 
able and pleasurable to me. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

A. B. JARDINE, 

D. D. G. M., Wellington District, No. 7. 
Hespeler, 2nd July, 1888. 



HAMILTON DISTRICT, No. 8. 
To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge of Canada : 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — I beg to submit 
my report on the condition of Masonry in the Hamilton 
District. This District has now twenty-one Lodges, and an 
area of about eleven hundred square miles. On assuming 
office, I sent a circular to each Lodge pointing out the duties 
of officers, and those aspiring thereto, as indicated and placed 
on record at Brockville last year. All the Lodges in the 
District have been visited, and I have pleasure in reporting 
that loyalty to duly constituted authority is cheerfully acknow- 
ledged ; that the work as authorized by Grand Lodge is well 
received, and conformity thereto promised. 

In almost every case the rooms and appointments of the 
various Lodges in the District are suitable. The books of 
Secretaries and Treasurers are well kept, and Lodge funds 
have been promptly handed over to Treasurers, and deposited 
or invested ; in one case, however, in Promissory Notes, a 
security I cannot recommend as advisable for Lodge funds. 
As a rule, where there was no regular work, the duties of 
Wardens and Assistant officers received special attention, and 
an exemplification of the work of each degree was required of 
the officers of the Lodge, and was afterwards given by some 
of five well skilled Masters, who invariably accompanied me 
on each visit. I was much pleased to see the interest mani- 
fested by all the officers, and to hear promises of close 
attention to the details of their duties, as well as an expression 
of thankfulness to the Worshipful Brethren for instruction 
given. 

I regret, however, to have occasion to .report that two 
Lodges are in anything but a flourishing condition, viz : — 
Seymour Lodge, No. 272, Ancaster and Dufferin Lodge, No. 
291, West Flamboro'. A lack of interest and energy seems to 



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be the difficulty. Almost any change would be a decided 
improvement. I have also to report that I found the minutes 
of Harmony Lodge, No. 57, in a very discreditable state, they 
not having been written up for nearly three years. 

From reports received at the time of my visits and hopes 
then entertained, I expect the membership of the District, at 
this date, will be about nineteen hundred and twenty-five, or 
nearly eleven per cent, of the total membership ; and the 
contribution to the revenue, a full average of other Districts 
of Grand Lodge. The matter of unpaid dues is, to say the 
least, embarrassing, and legislation tending to a solution of the 
difficulty, would be hailed with satisfaction in this District. 
During the year I granted two dispensations, the fees for 
which were duly remitted to the Grand Secretary. 

In December, with the cheerful and effective assistance of a 
number of Past Masters of the city, I installed the officers of 
Strict Observance Lodge, No. 27 ; St. John's Lodge, No. 40; 
Acacia Lodge, No. 61, and Temple Lodge, No. 324, and in 
June with like kind help, the officers of The Barton Lodge, No. 
6, and Doric Lodge, No. 382. 

The absence of intoxicants at the refreshment tables of 
Lodges in certain Districts, where such were forbidden by law, 
was, to me, a pleasing feature. 

Although striving to impress upon Masters and prospective 
Masters, the weighty responsibility which devolved upon them, 
in the selection of training of subordinate officers, I called a 
Lodge of Instruction to be held in Hamilton, on March 16th, 
1888. Twenty out of the twenty-one Lodges in the District 
were represented thereat, and two hundred and fifty names 
were entered on the register. The First Degree was exem- 
plified by V. W. Bro. E. E. Kitchen, M. D. (who has occupied 
the Master's Chair for nineteen years), and officers of St. 
George Lodge, No. 243, St. George. The Second Degree 
by W. Bro. Alex. Smith, and officers of Acacia Lodge, No. 61, 
Hamilton, and the Third Degree by W. Bro. Jno. Hoodless, 
and officers of Barton Lodge, No. 6. The attendance and 
instruction given by M. W. Bro. Murray, added much to the 
pleasure and deep interest manifested by the brethren in this 
meeting, the beneficial results of which I think are undoubted. 
After the Lodge was closed, the visitors were gladly entertained 
by the city Lodges, which generously voted double the amount 
I suggested as desirable for that purpose. 

To W. Bros. S. G. Treble, District Secretary, and Jno. 
Hoodless, especially, this District is indebted for a very large 
proportion of any profit or pleasure which may have been 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 9 J 

experienced, and to them the retiring D. D. G. M. is laid 
under a debt of gratitude, which he can only thus publicly 
acknowledge but never repay. 

I am pleased to report that perfect harmony reigns through- 
out the District, that the representative of the M. W. the 
Grand Master was in every case received kindly and treated 
courteously, that travelling expenses were paid, and that a hand- 
some new regalia, with gold jewels, has been purchased for the 
use of my successors. 

When kindly elected by unanimous vote at the last meeting 
of Grand Lodge in Brockville, I fully determined that to the ut- 
most of my ability and opportunity I would discharge the 
duties of a D. D. G. M. with an eye single to the interests of 
of our beloved Order, and felt satisfied, that following a course 
based upon the essential elements of truth, candour and con- 
stitutionality, I could confidently appeal for support to the 
intelligence of the Masters, Wardens and brethren of this 
District in all that pertained to the interests of the Craft. Such 
support, I now gratefully acknowledge and bespeak for him 
who may be so favored as to be called to represent this 
District next year. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

George Russell, 

D. D. G. M., Hamilton District, No. 8. 
Hamilton, July, 4th 1888. 



GEORGIAN DISTRICT, No. 9. 

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 to you the following report of the condition of 
Masonry in the Ninth Masonic District. 

Having been duly honored by Grand Lodge with the 
position of District Deputy Grand Master of this District, I 
entered upon the duties of that high position with the full 
determination to spare no pains or trouble in trying to fulfil its 
duties, so that I might be of some use and benefit to the 
Craft in this District. I have throughout the year done, as far 
as my humble abilities would permit, everything with that end 
in view, and a conscientious desire to do my duty. If I have 



92 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

failed in any respect, it has not been for want of effort on my 
part 

My first act was to issue a circular to my several Lodges, 
asking the W. M. to see that the notices of each meeting were 
duly sent, as required by our Constitution, and also advising 
them to consult with me on any point and at any time that I 
could be of service to them. I am happy to say that the for- 
mer part of this circular has been very well attended to, and 
the notices have come to hand pretty regularly. I then sent 
out a schedule of questions to the several Lodges, somewhat 
similar in form to those used by the D. D. G. M's of the 5th 
and nth Districts, with the view of getting at the real position 
of the Craft in this District, but I am sorry to say that only 
about one half of the Lodges in my District have had the 
courtesy to fill them up and return them to me. I may here 
say that I consider this to be the largest District under our 
jurisdiction, not in point of number of lodges, but in extent of 
territory covered. I have by careful computation found that 
in visiting all the Lodges in my District, and other Masonic 
duties, L have travelled some 2,300 miles, and it must be 
borne in mind that in my longest distances I have always ar- 
ranged to visit two or more Lodges on the one trip, so as 
not to have to cover the ground twice. 

I find and am pleased to report that Masonry in this Dis- 
trict is fairly progressive, and that the requirements of our 
Order are being fairly well carried out. There are two mat- 
ters, however, that I have had to speak pretty severely upon. 
First, the annoying question of non-payment of dues, a ques- 
tion that in my opinion is doing Masonry a great deal of harm. 
I have made a special effort to induce the members to pay up, 
and also to impress upon the W. M's and officers the need of 
their promptly enforcing the Constitution and By-laws in this 
respect, and I am led to believe that this effort is now bearing 
good fruit. The other evil I complain of is the irregularity 
of attendance of members, and I consider that this is, in a 
great measure, the fault of the W. M's. and officers, for their 
tardiness in getting to work sharp on the hour required by their 
By-laws. I now beg to append notes of my visits to each of 
the Lodges. 

Caledonia Lodge, No. 249, Maitland : Visited October 
nth, 1887. Very good attendance; the First and Third 
Degrees were exemplified by the W. M., assisted by P. M's. 
Bennett and Finch, and was fairly well done, the good work 
of the W. M. being somewhat marred by the floor work. The 
Secretary had not his books in the Lodge, and the Treasurer 
was absent. This is one of the Lodges that have failed to give 



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me the information sought in my schedule referred to. They 
have a fine and convenient Lodge room, well furnished, and 
are increasing in numbers, and I feel satisfied that with a little 
more practice in the floor work they will be a good Lodge in 
every respect. 

Granite, No. 352, Parry Sound: Visited October 12th, 
1887. Attendance small, owing in part I think to very 
inclement weather. It has seldom been my lot I think to meet 
more enthusiastic brethren than you may find here. The 
Third Degree was exemplified by the W. M. in a very satis- 
factory manner ; the floor work was fair, but can be improved 
upon, and I have no doubt it will be as the officers are anxious 
to improve. The Secretary's books are a marvel of neatness 
and correctness. They have a fine and convenient Lodge 
room, and have recently bought the property in which it is, 
much to their credit. They have a membership of about 
fifty-five, with an average attendance of fourteen, and are in 
every way a prosperous Lodge. 

Minerva Lodge, No. 304, Stroud : Visited October 25th, 
1887. Attendance very small. I found that the W. M. did 
not work beyond the opening and closing in the Three Degrees, 
and had to depend upon the P. M's. for the conferring of 
Degrees. The Third Degree was exemplified by the P. M., 
W. Bro. Reid, and as far as his work went it was well done, 
but the work as a whole was not up to the mark at all. The 
Secretary's books are well kept. There has been a great 
laxity in regard to the payment of dues, which has caused con- 
siderable trouble among the brethren. The Lodge room was 
very poor and not fit for the work, but they have now a new 
Hall, and are far better off than before. They have a member- 
ship of thirty-four, with an average attendance of twelve. I 
certainly do not consider that this Lodge is progressing as 
well as it might. 

Seven Star Lodge, No. 285, Alliston : Visited October 26th, 
1887. I found a first-class Lodge 100m well furnished. The 
W. M. did no work at all himself, but the Second Degree was 
exemplified by P. M. W. Bro. Patterson, fairly well ; the floor 
work was bad, but I think an earnest endeavor will be made 
to improve. I am sorry to say that internal dissensions seem 
to have got hold of this Lodge, and consequently it cannot 
progress. I have implored them to try and get into line, and 
do better. The Secretary's books are well and neatly kept, 
also the Treasurer's. 

Golden Rule Lodge, No. 409, Gravenhurst : Visited Lodge 
September 24th, and November 28th, 1887. My first visit 



,, i GRAND LODGfi OF CANADA. 

was made at the request of the W. M. a few days after they 
had the misfortune to lose everything by fire, and was simply 
to discuss with them as to what they had best do under the 
circumstances. On my second visit November 28th, I was 
pleased to find that by dint of general energy they had settled 
themselves in very comfortable quarters and had the same 
very nicely furnished ; the First Degree was exemplified by 
the W. M. in fairly good style, and the work throughout was 
well up. There was a good attendance, and thorough enthu- 
siasm seemed to reign for the work and general advancement 
of the Craft. The Secretary's books were fairly well kept, and 
I am led to understand that everything is progressing favorably 
with them. 

Muskoka Lodge, No. 360, Bracebridge : Visited November 
29th, 1887. There was a fairly good attendance. The Lodge 
Room is a first-class one, and well furnished in every way, but 
the ante-rooms are not quite as convenient as they ought to be. 
The work in the First Degree was exemplified by the W. M., 
but was not as good as one would look for ; this, I think it 
only fair to say, was in some measure owing to the fact that 
the W. M. was away from home a great deal. My visit was 
on the night of the election of Officers, and from the Officers 
chosen I see no reason why this Lodge should not be up to 
the mark in every particular. They have a membership of 45, 
but their average attendance is small. Their average of dues 
is very large, but has since my visit been looked into and 
brought to a proper basis. Financially they are well up, and 
everything seem to promise them a bright future. The Secre- 
tary's books were only fairly kept, and the Treasurer's books 
were not in the Lodge at all. 

Unity Lodge, No. 375, Huntsville : Visited November 
30th, 1887. Attendance very small. The whole work of the 
Lodge was bad. The Lodge Room is very poor and hardly 
fit for the purpose. There seem to be a lack of knowledge 
of the Constitution or work of Masonry throughout, and on 
examining the Secretary's books I find that business has been 
done in a very loose and irregular manner. Election of 
Officers was on at my visit, and I am led to hope that the W. 
M. elected is one who will try to bring the Lodge into shape ; 
but certainly taking everything into consideration I think the 
Lodge here is a mistake, as from what I can learn there is not 
sufficient of the right class of material to ever make it a 
success. 

Manitoba Lodge, No. 236, Cookstown : Visited Decem- 
ber 29th, 1887. On the occasion of my visit to this Lodge, 



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assisted by V. \V. Bro. J. McL. Stevenson, I installed the 
Officers of the Lodge. There was a good attendance. They 
have a small but comfortable Lodge Room, neatly furnished. 
The membership is at present small, but I think they will do 
well, although having been moved lately from Bondhead, they 
have had a chance to get fairly started. I look for considerable 
and satisfactory progress from this Lodge. 

Beaver Lodge, No. 234, Clarksburg : Visited January 26th, 
1888 : Attendance very fair. The Officers seem to have their 
work fairly in hand, and take interest in it. They have a 
comfortable Lodge Room in every respect. Their member- 
ship runs over 50, and financially they are well off, having some 
$800 invested in mortgage at 7% interest. They work in 
harmony, and are a progressive and successful Lodge. They 
have been somewhat lax in the question of collecting dues but 
I understand are making an effort to redeem this. The books 
are well kept. 

Pythagoras Lodge, No. 137, Meaford : Visited January 
27th, 1 888. This is one of the best Lodge rooms in the 
District. There was a very fair attendance, especially taking 
into consideration the severe weather. The work of this 
Lodge is fairly well done, although it is not progressing in 
point of numbers. They are or have been afflicted with the 
old question of non-payment of dues, but are making an effort 
to redeem this. The books are well kept, and there is no 
reason why this should not be a first-class Lodge. 

Orillia Lodge, No. 192, Orillia : Visited February 1st, 1888, 
and March 20th, 1888. Acting by the authority of the M. W. 
the Grand Master, I was present at this Lodge on the 1st 
February, 1888, to carry out the amalgamation of it with 
Thorne Lodge, No. 281, in accordance with their arrangements. 
I consider that too much credit cannot be given to the officers 
and members of these two Lodges for the truly Masonic man- 
ner in which their negotiations and arrangements were Carried 
out. I must say that I look upon this amalgamation as the 
dawning of a great season of progress to the Craft in Orillia. 
I also dedicated- and consecrated the new Masonic hall on this 
occasion. They have one of the most commodious Lodge 
rooms it has been my lot to visit. Their membership must 
now run well over a hundred, and with the officers now in the 
chairs the work cannot but improve, as they have taken hold 
with a full determination to make the Lodge a success. I 
again visited this Lodge on the 20th day of March, and saw 
the work in the First Degree, and it was fairly well done ; the 
floor work was not as good as it might be, but, as I said before, 



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I look for substantial progress in this Lodge in every respect. 

Spry Lodge, No. 385, Beeton : Visited February 29th, 1888. 
Attendance very small. They have a very nice Lodge room 
and well furnished. Beyond the opening and closing there 
was no work done, and that was very poorly done, although 
the work may be improved by the present W. M., as he is a 
worker, and desirous of advancing the Craft. I am afraid that 
he will not be able to do much, by reason of internal dissen- 
sions having crept in over a variety of outside matters, and the 
brethren seem determined to carry them into the Lodge room, 
in fact, I am very much in doubt if it would not be better to 
have this Lodge removed to some more genial atmosphere for 
Masonry. The Secretary's books were in good order and 
neatly kept, as far as he had gone. I have no statistics from 
this Lodge as they failed to comply with my request. I do 
not look on this Lodge as one likely to make much progress. 

Simcoe Lodge, No. 79, Bradford : Visited March 2nd, 1888. 
By authority of the M. W. the G. M., I dedicated and consecra- 
ted the new Lodge room on this occasion. The attendance 
was good. I must congratulate the brethren of this Lodge on 
their new Lodge room and the manner in which it is fitted up. 
The work in the Second and Third Degrees was exemplified 
by the W. M. and officers, and was done in a very creditable 
manner. I have every reason to be well pleased with this 
Lodge and consider its future bright. 

Northern Light Lodge, No. 266, Stayner : Visited March 
27th, r888. Attendance was small. The W. M. and officers 
exemplified the Third Degree in a fair way, although there is 
good room for improvement, which I have every reason to 
believe will be made under the present W. M. This Lodge 
has not made the progress it should do, owing I think to a 
large extent to the want of interest taken in its progress by the 
members ; however, I hope that there will be a marked change 
for the better in the near future. The Lodge room is com- 
fortably fitted up, but it is in no way suited for a Masonic 
Lodge. There are, you may say, no ante-rooms, and the 
whole room is in great danger of eavesdroppers. I have called 
the attention of the Lodge to this fact, and hope it will be 
remedied ere long. 

Manito Lodge, No. 96, Collingwood : Visited March 28th, 
1888. Attendance good. The W. M. was in the East and 
opened and closed in the Three Degrees in good form, but 
owing to the fact that he was unwell, no other work was done. 
They have a magnificent Lodge room, handsomely furnished, 
and a large membership, with always a large attendance, and 



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with the large number of skilled brethren, who are members 
of this Lodge, it is useless to say that every care is taken that 
the work be perpetuated in first-class manner. Books in good 
order and well kept. 

Georgian Lodge, No. 348, Penetanguishene : Visited March 
3rd, 1888. The work was exemplified in the First Degree by 
the W. M., and done in a manner creditable to himself and 
the members and officers. The Lodge room is well fitted up 
and convenient, and the Officers' books are well kept ; although 
the progress of this Lodge is not as satisfactory as I could 
wish, owing somewhat, I think, to the fact that the members 
are very much scattered over the country, and the population 
being, to a large extent, an itinerant one ; besides this there 
is not a very great deal of material on account of the religious 
denomination of a large portion of the population. 

Lome Lodge, No. 377, Shelburne : Visited April 24th, 
1888. Attendance fair. The work in the First Degree was 
exemplified by the W. M., and was fairly well done, although 
they require a good deal of improvement in their floor work. 
They have a comfortable Lodge room and nicely furnished. 
The average attendance has been small, and a good many of 
the members gave as a reason the fact that the Lodge had 
always been opened late. This, I think, will be remedied by 
present officers, who have started with the determination to 
open sharp on time. I look forward with hope for a bright 
future for this Lodge. 

Kerr Lodge, No. 230, Barrie : Visited April 23rd, 1888. 
Attendance good. The work in the Second Degree was most 
creditably exemplified by the W. M., and throughout was well 
done. The Lodge has membership coming well on to a 
hundred, and has a good average attendance. They are pro- 
gressive, and have every chance of being ranked with the best. 

St. George's Lodge, No. 88, Owen Sound : Visited April 
25th, 1888. Attendance large. The work in the First Degree 
was exemplified by the W. M. in good style, and everything 
was done in good order. The Lodge room is, I consider, the 
best in the District, and is also used by the North Star Lodge, 
No. 322. They have a membership of 66, with an average 
attendance of 24. Financially they are strong also. With 
such Lodges as this there is always a certainty of good work 
being done and perpetuated. The officers are well up and 
enthusiastic in the work. I must give credit to the J. W. for 
the manner in which his work was done. 

North Star Lodge, No. 322, Owen Sound : Visited April 
25th, 1888. I visited this Lodge at same time as St. George's, 



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but owing to the fact that the W. M. and a number of the 
officers were engaged at the assizes, no work was done by them. 
I had, however, the pleasure to see them work at my Lodge of 
Instruction at Owen Sound, on the 27th June, and the work in 
the first was done in good style, and well up to the mark. 
They have a membership of seventy, and are financially strong. 
Everything is done in good order with the exception that I 
find they have let the bad habit of non-payment of dues creep 
upon them until it has assumed a pretty large amount ; however, 
I think this will be remedied very shortly. 

Prince Arthur, No. 333, Flesherton : Visited April 27th, 
1888. Attendance small. There was no work exemplified 
beyond the opening and closing in the three degrees by the 
W. M., and that was done in a rather crude manner. They 
have a good Lodge room and well furnished, and yet they do 
not seem to progress as they should. The attendance is poor, 
and in fact the meetings have been very irregular. I trust that 
under the present W. M. that matters will improve, as he 
seems earnest in his endeavors to bring matters into good 
form, and he has plenty of work before him to do this. I 
trust that this Lodge may make a better effort, and get down 
to work in earnest. 

Corinthian Lodge, No. 96, Barrie : Visited May 3rd, 1888. 
Attendance good. The First Degree was exemplified in the 
most able manner, in which the Junior Warden conducted his 
impressive part of the ceremony. It was certainly the best I 
had heard in the District. This Lodge is sure of success and 
prosperity. 

True Blue Lodge, No. 98, Albion : Visited June 8th, 1888. 
Attendance small. The opening and closing in all degrees 
was exemplified and also the work of the Third Degree by the 
W. M., and was fairly done by him, although the other officers 
were not as well up as they should be. They have a very 
comfortable Lodge room, and are fairly prosperous. Their 
membership is thirty-five, and is increasing ; their average 
attendance is about sixteen, which is very fair. I think good 
progress will be made by this Lodge. In regard to this Lodge 
I would venture to suggest that it should have been attached 
to the Toronto District. It is almost inaccessible from our 
District, and consequently has not a chance of getting the 
attention it deserves. I certainly think, that seeing it is so 
close to Toronto District and so far from Georgian proper, 
that in the interests of the Craft it should be attached to 
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LODGES OF INSTRUCTION. 

I have held two Lodges of Instruction during the year. 
The first on the 23rd day of February, 1888, at Barrie, where 
the work was exemplified as follows : — First Degree by Kerr 
Lodge, No. 230, Banie; Second Degree by Orillia Lodge, No. 
192, Orillia, and the Third Degree by Corinthian Lodge, No. 
96, Barrie. There was a very large attendance, and the Most 
Worshipful the G. M. was present with us and made the meet- 
ing of far deeper interest. Much information was sought and 
given, and I trust much gcod may result. My second Lodge 
of Instruction was held at Owen Sound, on June 27th, 1888, 
when the work in the Three Degrees was exemplified by the 
Officers of St. George's Lodge, and North Star Lodge of Owen 
Sound. There was also a large attendance of members from 
various parts of the District present, and an enjoyable, and I 
trust profitable time was spent. I have to thank the Officers 
and members of Corinthian Lodge and Kerr Lodge, Barrie, 
and of St. George and North Star Lodge, Owen Sound, for 
having placed their several Halls at my disposal, and also to 
thank all these Officers of the several Lodges who took part in 
the exemplification of the various degrees. 

DISPENSATIONS. 

I have issued the following Dispensations for the year : — 
Northren Light Lodge, No. 266, Stayner, to appear in public 
clothed as Masons attending divine service on December 27th, 
1887, A. L. 5887. Thorne Lodge, No. 281, Orillia, to attend 
divine service on the 29th day of January, A. L. 5888. 
Manito Lodge, No. 96, Collingwood, to attend an "At Home" 
on the eighth day of February, A. L. 5888. Caledonian 
Lodge, No. 249, Midland, to attend the funeral of Bro. D. 
Williamson, on the seventh day of June, A. L. 5888. And to 
the following Lodges to attend divine services on the 27th day 
of June, 5888 : i. e. Spry Lodge, No. 385, Beeton ; Manito 
Lodge, No. 90, Collingwood; Pythagoras Lodge, No. 137, 
Meaford. 

DEATHS. 

Death has removed from among us in this District : Bro. 
David Williamson, of Caledonian Lodge, No. 249, Midland ; 
Bro. W. S. Carson, of Corinthian Lodge, No. 96, Barrie ; 
Bro. W. Edwards, of Orillia Lodge, No. 192, Orillia. 

In conclusion I have to thank the Most Worshipful the 
Grand Master for his kindly advice and counsel whenever 
asked ; also the Grand Secretary for the cordial assistance he 
has always rendered me. And lastly to the officers and mem- 



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hers throughout my District for the hearty and cordial manner 
in which they have received and treated me. And finally I 
wish to say that 1 have endeavored faithfully to fill the high 
position entrusted to my charge at the last Grand Lodge 
meeting, and, in resigning it at the end of my year, to hope that 
my efforts may be of some advantage to the Craft in my 
1 )istrict. 
All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Henry Jennings, 

D. D. G. M., Georgian District, No. g. 
PENE i ANGU1SHENE, June 30th, 1888. 



NIAGARA DISTRICT, No. 10. 

To the Most Worshipful the Gra?id Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge of Canada ; 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — I have the honor 
to submit the following report on the condition of Masonry in 
the Tenth Masonic District. 

Having been elected to the responsible position of District 
Deputy Grand Master of the Tenth Masonic District, I have 
endeavored to fill that responsible position to the best of my 
ability. I have visited most of the Lodges in this District and 
in every case I have been received in the most hearty and 
welcome manner. I have received many acts of kindness 
from the brethren in the District, for which I feel grateful. 
The condition of Masonry in this District is of a very pros- 
perous nature, although the attendance is not what it should be. 
The Lodges, however, are increasing in membership. On my 
visit to Seymour Lodge, Port Dalhousie, there were four new 
members who received the First Degree. The work was very 
creditably done by the proper officers of that Lodge, showing 
that they take a great interest in this work. On my visit to 
Old Niagara Lodge the work was exemplified by the proper 
officers of that Lodge in the Third Degree in a creditable 
manner. I visited No. 7, Union Lodge, Grimsby, where 1 
had the pleasure of witnessing the work in the Second and 
Third Degrees. The manner in which the officers of Union 
Lodge conduct their work is, in every particular, a credit to the 



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Niagara District. While I have no particular fault to find with 
any of the Lodges that I have visited, in my opinion, Palmer 
Lodge is the banner Lodge in the District, every officer is 
accurate in his work. Notwithstanding that there are so many 
other societies springing up, which we have to contend with, 
Masonry is, in the Niagara District, in a good and prosperous 
condition. I think that Grand Lodge might increase the 
interest in the Districts by offering a prize in every District for 
the best attendance according to membership. 

The deaths of the following brethren have been officially 
reported to me : — M. W. Bro. James Seymour, one to whom 
we all looked upon as the Father of Masonry in this District ; 
R. W. Bro. George Walker, W. Bro. John Wills, of Clifton 
Lodge, W. Bro. Moore and W. Bro. Thomas Noble, of 
Seymour Lodge. 

DISPENSATIONS. 

I granted dispensations to Niagara Lodge, St. John's Lodge 
and King Solomon's Lodge, to attend divine service. I per- 
mitted Hiram Lodge to move their Charter from Cheapside to 
Hagersville, for the benefit of the brethren in that part of the 
District. 

I beg to return my sincere thanks to the brethren of the 
District, and hope that my services have met with their 
approbation. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Chas. G. McDermott, 

D. D. G. M., Niagara District, No. 10. 
St. Catharines. July 10th, 1888. 



TORONTO DISTRICT, No. n. 

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

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — I have the honor 
to present the following report on the condition of Masonry in 
the Eleventh Masonic District. 

Grand Lodge having had sufficient confidence in me to 
give the charge of such a large and important District into 



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my keeping, I was determined that all my efforts should be in 
the direction of making the Lodges more prosperous, of hav- 
ing peace and harmony prevail throughout the length and 
and breadth of the District, and of endeavoring to make the 
Masters of the Lodges Masonic students, so that they might 
be enabled to " exemplify Masonry " as well as to " teach 
Ritual." With that end in view I posted myself, as well as 
circumstances would permit, on Masonic literature, so that I 
might be qualified to teach my brethren. If I have been suc- 
cessful in giving them higher and loftier ideas of our grand old 
Institution ; if I have been instrumental in having prosperity 
and brotherly love prevail, I am amply repaid for all the 
trouble and inconvenience which may have fallen to my lot 
whilst travelling over this large and important District. My 
brethren have been kind and courteous, and have given their 
hearty co-operation in every task undertaken by me, so that 
now I am enabled to report that the District was never in 
such a prosperous condition. The Masters are all well posted 
and skilled workmen ; good material, and nothing but good 
material, has been introduced into the Order, and to sum it 
up, " Peace is within our walls and prosperity within our pala- 
ces." 

In accordance with my duties I made one visit to each of 
the thirty-five Lodges in the District ; fifteen of them I visited 
twice, and nine three times. As my predecessor had done 
such thorough work in his year, it was unnecessary to make 
two visits to each of the Lodges, but when I thought an extra 
visit would be beneficial to a Lodge, I made it. I, however, 
impressed it on the brethren that my time was at their disposal, 
and that if a second or third visit was demanded, it could be 
had. I do not intend to go into the details of each Lodge, as 
my predecessor's report can always be referred to for such 
particulars as I omit. I intend simply to give you the result 
of my observations on each visit, and in order that you may be 
enabled to see at a glance as well the standing of each Lodge 
as the prosperity which exists in the District, I have collected 
all important and necessary information and set same out in 
the tabulated statement hereinafter written. On perusing 
same you will be pleased to notice that during the year there 
have been 211 initiations and 79 affiliations, and that the total 
number of affiliated Masons in the District is 2,868, truly a 
record to be proud of. 

With the authority of the W. M. the Grand Master, I had 
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Lodge of Ontario. I have received dispensations to heal 
twelve more, which ceremony will be performed during the 
next couple of months. It will no doubt be gratifying to learn 
that no trace of the so called Grand Lodge of Ontario can now 
be found in this District, the one feeble sickly Lodge which 
sojourned with us has expired, and its innocent misguided 
members are now applying to us for membership. I held one 
Lodge of Instruction in the Masonic Hall, Toronto ; the 
attendance was large, nearly every Master in the District being 
present ; the exemplification of the work was accurate in every 
respect. I am greatly indebted to R. W. Bro. Geo. Russell, 
D. D. G. M., Hamilton, and R. W. Bro. C. McLellan, D. D. 
G. M., Stratford, for their able assistance on that occasion. 
I found that as the Masters and Wardens had been enabled, 
through the action of the Grand Lodge, to perfect themselves 
in the Work, it was unnecessary to hold other Lodges of 
Instruction. 

It may not be out of place to mention that a great share of 
our prosperity is due to the fact that a brotherly feeling exists 
between the Lodges ; they interchange visits and assist one 
another in rendering perfect work and in entertaining the 
brethren. Our Masters have come to the conclusion that for 
the successful management of a Lodge something else is 
required besides perfect Ritual, and for that end the social 
feature of Masonry is cultivated ; proper, attractive and in- 
structive entertainment is provided for the members ; visitors 
are welcomed and well cared for, and the result of this course 
of proceeding is witnessed by the large attendance of members 
and visitors in the Lodges. 

I have revised and obtained the Confirmation of the M. W. 
the Grand Master to the By-laws of four Lodges. 

The following deaths have been reported to me : — H. S. 
Hill, Georgina ; D. Scott, Doric ; G. W. Shields, Zetland ; 
Wm. Elliott, Jno. Ferguson, W. J; Gibson and J. H. Booth, of 
Orient; W. Barber, River Park; Thomas Armstrong, Mimico; 
W. D. Mathews, St. Andrews; E. Bendelari, John D. Manning 
and J. Jackman, Rehoboam ; T. W. Rowlinson, W. Stephen- 
son and J. Priestman, Alpha; Glover Harrison, Jas. Mossman 
and George Graham, St. Johns ; Joseph Wright, Wilson; 
Charles Graham and Jas. Silver, Sharon ; W. Bro. Wm. Norris, 
York and E. H. Copp, Ashlar. 

Before making official visits I wrote to the Secretaries of 
each of the thirty-five Lodges in my District, that I intended 



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paying them an official visit on the evening of their next 
regular meeting. I herewith give an account of the visits and 
the dates on which I made same, and my views on the 
condition of each Lodge. 

Zetland Lodge, No. 326 : My first official visit was made 
to this Lodge on the 26th day of September, 1887. The 
W. M., Bro. Fletcher, I found to be a first-class workman, 
and as stated by my predecessor in his report, one of the best 
workers in the District. There were about sixty-five brethren 
present, three candidates were initiated, and in order to show 
the efficiency of the officers the Senior Warden was called upon 
to exemplify the First Degree, which work, in my opinion, 
was faultless. This Lodge is very prosperous and in charge 
of first-class officers. I examined the books of the Lodge and 
found the same well kept. 

On the 28th day of December, I again visited Zetland 
Lodge and installed VV. Bro. C. A. B. Brown and officers ; 
the attendance was sixty. This Lodge, under Bro. Brown's 
guidance, is in a very prosperous condition, the best of feeling 
exists between him and his members, and the Lodge can be 
counted on as one of the best in the District. 

I had the pleasure of attending the Zetland " At Home," 
on the 6th day of January ; a very pleasant evening was spent 
by the brethren and their friends. 

On the 26th day of March, accompanied by the W. Bros. 
Allan and J. H. McKenzie, I again visited this Lodge ; the 
attendance was forty. The First and Second Degrees were 
worked by W. Bro. Brown, which work was, in my opinion, 
perfect. Bro. Brown and his officers are well posted, and are 
quite capable of keeping the Lodge in the proud position it 
now occupies as one of the best in the District ; the prospects 
of this Lodge are very bright. This being my mother Lodge, I 
have had several opportunities of witnessing Bro. Brown's 
work, and can safely say that the Lodge is in good hands. 

Ashlar Lodge, No. 247 : I visited this Lodge on the 27th 
day of September; attendance, 65. The first and second 
degrees were exemplified. The work was first-class in every 
respect. I had the pleasure of meeting a number of American 
brethren from St. Louis, and spending a very pleasant evening 
with them. Ashlar can also be termed a first-class Lodge ; the 
woik is excellent and the prospects are very bright. I exam- 
ined the books of the Lodge and found same well kept. 

On the 22nd of May, accompanied by the W. M's of 
Rehoboam, Orient, Wilson and Doric Lodges, I visited W. 



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Bro. Allan, of Ashlar Lodge ; attendance, eighty-five. I 
have, in another part of this report, spoken of his work at the 
Lodge of Instruction, it is sufficient to say that he and his 
officers are in the front rank of this District as workers. 
There were two initiations, V. W. Bro. Carkeek initiated one 
candidate and W. Bro. Allan the other, the work was ex- 
cellent ; no fault could be found with the work of any of the 
Officers of the Lodge. I consider that Ashlar Lodge has in 
Bro. Allan the brightest master that ever filled the W. M's 
chair. Under his guidance there is no danger but that the 
Lodge will keep its place in the front rank in the District. 

York Lodge, No. 156: I visited this Lodge on the 30th 
day of September, being accompanied by the V. W. Bro. S. 
Davison ; the attendance was thirty-five ; two candidates were 
initiated and one received the Second Degree ; the Senior 
Warden exemplified the First Degree in a manner that 
stamped him as one of the best workers in the District. The 
books of the Secretary are well kept. 

Accompanied by V. W. Bro. Davison and W. Bros. Allan 
and Inwood, I again visited this Lodge on the 23rd day of 
March and was welcomed by W. Bro. McKenzie who worked 
the Second Degree for me. I consider that W. Bro. McKen- 
zie is one of the best and brightest Masons in the District and 
that the prosperity of this Lodge is due greatly to his efforts. 
I had the pleasure of meeting my old friend R. W. Bro. 
Fisher, P. D. D. G. M. At this meeting I healed Louis 
Bloomberg, a member of the so called Grand Lodge of 
Ontario. The prospects of this Lodge are very bright It is 
now in the front rank in the District. 

Orient Lodge, No. 339 : I visited this Lodge on the 4th day 
of October. The attendance was 50. I witnessed the initia- 
tion of a candidate and found that the W. M. and Wardens 
were well posted and skilled workmen. The Secretary's books 
are in excellent condition. 

On the 1 st of April, accompanied by R. W. Bros. Menet, 
Blackwood and Bennett and the W. M's of ten of the city 
Lodges, I visited the above Lodge and received a royal wel- 
come from Bro. Inwood, Orient's young Master. The 
attendance of visitors and members was 150 ; the Second 
Degree was exemplified ; the work of the Master and officers 
being first-class. Orient Lodge possesses a very clever young 
Master in Bro. Inwood who has the interest of the Lodge at 
heart and who has already placed it in the front rank of 
Lodges in this District ; he is looked upon as one of the bright- 



106 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

est Masons in the city of Toronto. The prospects of the 
Lodge are very bright. 

On the 5th day of June I again had the pleasure of attending 
this Lodge and welcoming the M. W. the Grand Master. 
There were over two hundred brethren present. A very 
pleasant and enjoyable evening was spent. I have no doubt 
the Most Worshipful Grand Master will give you his idea of 
how the Lodge is conducted by Bro. Inwood and his officers, 
I have already spoken in their favor. 

Brougham Union Lodge, No. 269 : Through the kindness 
of V. W. Bro. Howse and the brethren of Whitby, I was 
enabled to visit this Lodge on the 5th day of October. The 
Whitby brethren met me at the station and drove me to 
Brougham. I am greatly indebted to them for their kindness 
and attention to me during that visit. I found an attendance 
of forty brethren ; there were present some members from 
Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering, Claremont and Markham ; a 
very pleasant and profitable evening was spent. The W. M. 
was unavoidably absent and W. Bro. Palmer of Claremont 
ably filled the chair in his absence and gave a perfect exem- 
plification of the Third Degree. Two propositions for initiation 
were received. The brethren were greately opposed to the 
removal of the Lodge to either Pickering or Claremont. I 
was waited upon by the brethren from Pickering who are very 
anxious to have a Lodge established in this village. I consider 
that the prospects of this Lodge are very good. This Lodge 
possesses a first-class Secretary who thoroughly understands 
his business. 

St. George's Lodge, No. 367 : I visited this Lodge on the 
6th day of October. On account of the inclement weather the 
attendance was not considered large, however, there were 
fifty brethren present. The W. M. had no work for my 
inspection. The W. M. and Wardens are good and efficient 
workmen and have the interest of the Lodge greatly at heart. 
Several propositions for membership were received. I ex- 
amined the books of the Secretary and found them in an 
excellent condition. 

I again visited this Lodge on the 18th day of November, 
and received a hearty welcome from W. Bro. Guy and officers ; 
I had the pleasure of meeting an old and valued friend R. W. 
Bro. McLellan, D. D. G. M., of South Huron District, who 
assisted me in a very pleasing task of healing William Hoskin 
a member of the so called Grand Lodge of Ontario, whom I 
have since learned has been received as a member of this 
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exemplified the First Degree, proving himself to be a good 
Craftsman. The W. M. also furnished me with good work in 
the Third Degree. This is a prosperous and well conducted 
Lodge. 

On the 6th day of April, 1888, I again visited this Lodge 
and healed Messrs. Dorenwend, Stoneham and Boyd, members 
of the so called Grand Lodge of Ontario. This Lodge has 
already been mentioned as in a very prosperous condition. 
W. Bro. Mitchell, at the head of affairs, gives his time and 
attention in looking after the interest of the Lodge ; he is a 
first-class workman and is ably supported by his officers. The 
First Degree was exemplified in a manner that showed me the 
Lodge was in safe hands. 

St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 16: I visited this Lodge on the 
1 ith day of October, and got a hearty reception from W. Bro. 
McMurrich and members. The attendance was ninety. W. 
Bro. McMurrich set apart this night for a re-union of the 
present and past members of the Lodge. I consider that his 
efforts to provide entertainment for the brethren was productive 
of a great deal of good. A very pleasant evening was spent. 
The VV. M. proved himself fo be an excellent executive officer. 
I had the pleasure of meeting R. W. Bro. James Bain, who is 
the oldest member of the Lodge. The Secretary's books were 
in excellent condition. 

On the 1 8th day of March I paid my second visit to this 
Lodge and saw the Third Degree exemplified. W. Bro. Doan 
is a painstaking and well posted officer, and is ably assisted by 
R. W. Bro. Wilkinson and V. W. Bro. Tait, two of his Past 
Masters. The attendance was thirty. 

Tn response to a very kind invitation from the W. M. and 
members of this Lodge I spent a very pleasant evening with 
them at their "At Home," on the 27th day of January, 1888. 

Tuscan Lodge, No. 99, Newmarket : My visit to this Lodge 
was made on the 12th day of October, at a very unseasonable 
time of the year, it proved to be the last day of the North 
York Fair, in consequence of which the attendance was not 
large, only sixteen members being present; I was, however, 
very well received by the W. Bro. Allen, who with his officers 
gave me an example of how they could work, by opening and 
closing in the Three Degrees, and giving me selections from 
the work. I consider the officers were well posted. I had 
the pleasure of meeting R. W. Bro. Widdifield, P. D. D. G. M. 
I found that the Master and Officers have meetings between 
the regular communications and practice the work, which 



Io8 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

accounts for the perfection to which they have attained. The 
Secretary's work was all that could be desired. 

Wilson Lodge, No. 86 : I visited this Lodge on the 18th 
day of October. The attendance was forty. The W. M. has 
the reputation of being one of the best workers in the District, 
he is a first class executive officer. He had no work to present 
to me, but a very entertaining and profitable evening was 
spent. The Secretary's books are in good condition. 

On the 15th day of May, accompanied by W. Bros. Brown, 
Inwood and Ardagh, I visited W. Bro. Oliver, the W. M. of 
this Lodge. Bro. Oliver is a Masonic Student, he is a pains- 
taking and very efficient officer, and under his guidance the 
Lodge will be kept in the front rank in this District. I found 
the Lodge in a prosperous condition. The attendance was 
sixty. 

Doric Lodge, No. 316 : My visit to this Lodge was on the 
20th day of October. The attendance was fifty-five. There 
was no work, but a pleasant evening was spent. The W. M. 
and members gave me a hearty reception ; this Lodge contains 
many talented members and is in good financial standing. I 
had the pleasure of meeting V. W. Bro. J. A. Cowan and W. 
Bro. H. A. Collins, two of the oldest members of the Lodge. 

I had the pleasure of attending an "At Home," given by 
the members of Doric Lodge to their friends, on the 19th of 
January. A very happy time was spent with the brethren. 

On April 19th, accompanied by the W. M's of Rehoboam, 
Wilson, Occident and St. John's Lodges, I visited W. Bro. 
Ardagh, the W. M. of Doric Lodge. The attendance was 
eighty. The First Degree was exemplified and the work was 
excellent. W. Bro. Ardagh and Officers are first-class work- 
men, and the Lodge is to be congratulated in possessing such 
efficient officers. The success this year of Doric Lodge is 
greatly due to the efforts put forth by W. Bro. Ardagh on its 
behalf, it is in a very prosperous condition. 

River Park Lodge, No. 356, Streetsville : On October 25th 
I went to Streetsville and found only an attendance of ten 
brethren, some of them were not members of the Lodge. I 
found the average attendance does no exceed eight ; the 
brethren seem to be disheartened, as they cannot get an 
attendance and on account of people moving away from and 
of the failure of certain manufacturers in the village, they have 
no opportunity of adding to their membership. They are 
occupying a splendid hall owned by the Odd-fellows and 
should be able to make their meetings attractive. I spoke to 



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them encouragingly, exemplified portions of the work for them 
and advised them to retain their Charter as their prospects 
might become brighter. I cannot speak as to the proficiency 
of the Master as no work was presented to me. I am, how- 
ever, satisfied that if material could be had the Lodge 
possesses brethren who are capable of performing the work. 
This Lodge is blessed with an efficient and painstaking Secre- 
tary whom I consider is entitled to a great deal of credit for 
keeping the Lodge in existence. 

Ionic Lodge, No. 229, Brampton : On the 26th day of 
October I went to Brampton accompanied by V. W. Bro. Roaf, 
W. Bro. Ponton and Bro. Weston the Senior Warden of 
Ashlar Lodge. The attendance was thirty-five ; the W. M. 
worked the Second Degree ; he is well posted but seems a 
little nervous when exemplifying work, I am certain, however, 
that practice will greatly improve him. The Past Masters of 
the Lodge are all good workers. A pleasant and enjoyable 
evening was spent. The Secretary's duties are well at- 
tended to. On the 27th day of December, with the 
assistance of V. W. Bro. Morton, I installed the officers of 
this Lodge. The W. M. elect, Dr. Miller, has a splendid staff 
of officers to assist him. I have no doubt of the prosperity 
of this Lodge. The attendance was thirty. 

Patterson Lodge, No. 265, Thornhill : On the 27th day of 
October I visited this Lodge accompanied by R. W. Bro. R. 
L. Patterson, W. Bro. McCarter and Bro. McKenzie of York 
Lodge, Eglinton. The attendance was twenty-two. The W. 
M. had no work to present to me, but opened and closed in 
the three degrees, the work being well done. One proposition 
for initiation was received. The prospects of the Lodge are 
good. I found that this Lodge is also greatly indebted to its 
Secretary who is an efficient and painstaking officer. 

Markham Union Lodge, No. 87, Markham : I visited this 
Lodge on the 28th day of October and was well received by 
W. Bro. Speight the W. M. of the Lodge. There was an 
attendance of sixteen. There was one initiation ; the work 
was first-class, and I had cause to congratulate the W. M. upon 
it. One petition for initiation was presented. I had the 
pleasure of meeting R. W. Bro. Vanzant and also Bro. Corson 
the Father of the Lodge. A very pleasant and instructive 
evening was spent. I examined the Secretary's books and 
found the same well kept. The Secretary is an efficient and 
painstaking officer and very anxious to become a well posted 
Mason. 



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Richmond Lodge, No. 23, Richmond Hill : On the 31st 
day ..I October, accompanied by V. VV. Bro. Alex. Battel 
Bros. Clarke and Hewlett of VVilson Lodge, I visited Richmond 
Hill. The prospects are not bright on account of a manufac- 
turing concern having moved from the village. The W. M. is 
a well posted and painstaking officer. Although no work was 
presented, he opened and closed in the three degrees, showing 
his proficiency in the work. I spoke to the brethren encourag- 
ingly, and, although they seem to be a little down-hearted at 
present, yet I am convinced that the Lodge possesses among 
its members well posted and first-class Masons. 

Ionic Lodge, No. 25 : I visited this Lodge on the 1st day of 
November, and received a hearty welcome from W. M. Bro. 
Morson and members. Bro. Morson is one of the best work- 
ers in the District ; he takes a great interest in Masonry, and 
can be always relied upon to give his time to visit any of the 
Lodges and impart instruction to the brethren. He wished to 
exemplify the Third Degree for me, but on account of the 
lateness of the hour, and having witnessed his work on several 
occasions, I excused him from exemplifying the work. The 
Election of Officers took place for the ensuing year, and the 
brethren seemed to be unanimous in their choice of officers. 
I found the Secretary's books well looked after. On the 1st 
day of May I again visited this Lodge for the purpose of 
witnessing the work by the new Master, W. Bro. J. Massey. 
The First Degree was exemplified, the work being well 
rendered. The Master. I am confident, is well posted in all 
Degrees, but I cannot congratulate him on the support that 
he received from his Officers. He is trying to overcome this 
difficulty bv training other members of his Lodge, so that they 
will be enabled to take the place of absent officers and fill 
the offices with satisfaction. It is a pity that brethren who 
take office cannot make sacrifices in order to be in attendance 
at all the meetings. There is grand material in the Lodge, 
from which officers could be chosen. I have no doubt, 
however, that under the able management of Bro. Massey, 
perfection will be attained in the work. The prospects of the 
Lodge are very good. I was accompanied in my visit by R. 
W. Bro. William Smeaton, of Belleville and W. Bro. C A. B. 
Brown, of Zetland. 

Alpha Lodge, No. 385, Parkdale: On the 3rd day of 
November I made my first visit to this Lodge. The attendance 
was fifty-two. There was no work presented, but I under- 
stand that the officers are well posted. All the meetings of 
this Lodge are well attended ; the members seem to take a 



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particular pride in their Lodge. The Secretary's books were 
examined by me and found to be in a first-class condition. 
I consider the Secretary, if not the best, at least one of the 
best Secretaries in the District. In response to a kind invita- 
tion from W. Bro. Wismer, I attended the " At Home " of 
this Lodge, on the 12th day of April, and spent an enjoyable 
evening with the members and their friends. On the 7th day 
of June I again visited this Lodge and found the chair ably 
filled by W. Bro. Wismer, who I have referred to as taking 
part in my Lodge of Instruction. I was accompanied by W. 
Bro. Kerr, of St. John's Lodge and his Wardens. There were 
two candidates for initiation, the work of initiation was done 
by W. Bros. Wismer and Kerr. It gave me great pleasure to 
congratulate these Worshipful Brethren on the correct work 
which they presented. This Lodge in Bro. Wismer's hands 
will keep its position as a prosperous and well worked Lodge. 

Rising Sun, No. 129, Aurora: This Lodge was visited by 
me on the 4th day of November. I was well received by the 
Master, Bro. Robinson. The attendance was eighteen. The 
brethren are the owners of the building in which they meet ; 
they are to be congratulated on having such a splendid Lodge 
room. One candidate was initiated, and I congratulated the 
Lodge on the manner in which Bro. Robinson performed his 
duties. His Wardens are well posted brethren. The Sec- 
retary's books are well kept. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 75 : I visited this Lodge on the 7th 
day of November. The attendance was seventy-eight. The 
W. M. Bro. Kerr had two candidates for initiation, I con- 
sidered his work was well done ; a little practice by him and 
his officers will make them perfect. I found the Secretary's 
books well kept. This is a very prosperous Lodge and the 
prospects are very bright. I must congratulate the W. M. on 
his work, although it was the first time that he had conferred 
the degree. He is a conscientious and painstaking officer and 
the Lodge ought to be congratulated on possessing such an 
officer. On the 3rd day of February I had the pleasure of 
spending a pleasant evening with the members of St. John's 
Lodge and their friends at the " At Home," held in the 
Masonic Hall, Toronto. On the 4th day of June, 1888, I 
again visited this Lodge and found an attendance of eighty. 
It proved to be the night of election of officers. Bro. Kerr 
the W. M. is a painstaking and efficient officer and has the 
interest of this Lodge at heart. The new officers elected are 
able and talented men, and the future of the Lodge is in good 
hands. The Lodge is in a prosperous condition. 



112 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Sharon Lodge, No. 79, Sharon : On the 28th day of 
November I visited Sharon accompanied by V. W. Bro. 
William Roaf of Toronto. I also had the pleasure of meeting 
with R. W. Bro. Widdifield, P. D. D. G. M. and W. M. and 
officers of Tuscan Lodge, Newmarket, who drove over to assist 
the brethren of Sharon Lodge in welcoming me. The brethren 
have had their Lodge room enlarged and nicely fitted up, it is 
now, in every respect, a first-class comfortable Lodge room. 
W . Mro. Lundy, the W. M., has the interest of the Lodge at 
heart and is a well posted and painstaking officer ; he had no 
work to present to me but opened and closed in the Three 
Degrees greatly to my satisfaction. This Lodge possesses a 
very clever and painstaking Secretary, W. Bro. Wayling, who 
takes a great interest in the Lodge ; the books are excellently 
kept. 

King Solomon's Lodge, No. 22 : At the request of the 
W. M., V. W. Bro. W. J. Hambly, I visited this Lodge on the 
10th day of November. I found a very small attendance, only 
thirty being present. The small attendance will be easily 
understood by Grand Lodge, a great deal of unpleasantness 
having existed in this Lodge for some years, the particulars of 
which are already before Grand Lodge. I remember when 
over one hundred members were present at regular nights of 
meetings. I am sorry to state that during my visit I found 
that blackballing was still carried on which has the effect of 
disheartening the W. M. and his officers and disgusting mem- 
bers who now stay away instead of being regular in their 
attendance. Good material can be brought into this Lodge 
but the members are afraid to propose them as there is a feel- 
ing, that no matter how excellent the qualifications a man may 
possess, he would be blackballed if his name was brought 
forward. The W. M. is one of the brightest and best posted 
Masons in the District. I trust that an understanding will be 
come to and a better feeling exist between the members. The 
Second Degree was exemplified and the work was pronounced 
excellent. The Secretary's books are well kept. On the 10th 
of May I again visited this Lodge in order to ascertain how 
W. Bro. Anderson, the new Master, was progressing. I found 
a great improvement in the attendance, fifty being present. 
Harmony seems to exist among the members. The Second 
Degree was exemplified by Bro. Anderson and the work in my 
opinion was first-class. The prospects of this Lodge seem to 
be brighter ; I am confident that Brc. Anderson is the right 
man in the right place and that if the internal troubles are to 



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be smoothed over he will certainly accomplish the task. I 
was accompanied by W. Bro. Inwood of Orient Lodge. 

Stevenson Lodge, No. 218: On the 14th day of November 
I had the pleasure of visiting this Lodge ; it was ably presided 
over by W. Bro. Nicholson, whom the members have again 
honored by electirg him to office for the second term. The 
attendance was one hundred and ten. One candidate was 
initiated and the work was all that could be desired. 
The books are well kept and the best of feeling prevails 
among the members. There are no dues in arrear and 
the Lodge is in a prosperous condition. The Lodge is to be 
congratulated on possessing an able and painstaking Secretary 
and Assistant Secretary who look after the prompt payment of 
all dues. The Lodge is in a very prosperous condition and 
the meetings are well attended. On the 16th day of April, 
1888, I spent a very pleasant evening with W. Bro. Nicholson 
and members of this Lodge in entertaining their friends. I again 
visited Bro. Nicholson on the 14th day of May, and had the 
pleasure of witnessing the initiation of two candidates, which 
work was well done. There is no doubt in this District of 
Bro. Nicholson's standing as a workman. The attendance was 
forty. It is one of the most prosperous Lodges in the District. 

Georgina Lodge, No. 343, Sutton : On the 25th day of 
November, my Father in Masonry, M. W. Bro. Daniel Spry, 
accompanied me to this Lodge, where we were well received 
by W. Bro. Bentley and members. There were two initiations, 
the W. M. taking one candidate and the immediate Past 
Master the other, both brethren proving themselves to be first- 
class workmen. The Secretary's books are well kept. I con- 
sider this a prosperous Lodge and the prospects very bright. 
A very pleasant and enjoyable evening was spent. 

Zeredatha Lodge, No. 220, Uxbridge : This Lodge is pre- 
sided over by V. W. Bro. T. Chappie, who is one of the best 
workers in the District. I visited this Lodge on the 28th day 
of November and found that the work was good and all the 
offic2rs well posted. I was glad to find that the Past Masters 
take a great interest in the work. The material brought into 
the Lodge is very good. The members now meet in the new 
hall and have comfortable and well furnished apartments. 
The officers were all elected for a second term. The attend- 
ance was thirty-eight. The prospects of this Lodge are very 
promising. 

Richardson Lodge, No. 136, Stouffville : Accompanied by 
R. W. Bro. Vanzant and V. VV. Bro. Chappie and officers of 
Zeredatha, I visited Stouffville on the 30th day of November. 



114 ORAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

The attendance was thirty. I found that the W. M. works the 
First and Second Degrees; a Past Master exemplified the 
Third Degree for .me. The work is fair, there being a decided 
improvement in the work of last year. The Wardens require a 
great deal of practice before they can be termed proficient. I 
gave advice to the officers, and have no doubt that if they give 
more attention to getting up their work the Lodge will be 
greatly benefited thereby. The prospects ought to be good, 
but I do not consider that their Lodge room is built having 
the comfort of the members in view. 

Rehoboam Lodge, No. 65 : On the 5th day of January, 
1888, I had the pleasure of visiting this Lodge, which is ably 
presided over by Past Master V. W. Bro. A. W. Carkeek ; the 
attendance was sixty. This Lodge is in a very prosperous 
condition as Bro. Carkeek and officers are well posted and 
good workers. The W. M., Bro. Carkeek, was unable to be 
present owing to a severe accident which happened to him the 
day before, but I was pleased to hear that he was progressing 
and might be expected in his place the next night. There was 
one initiation, the work was good, but parts of it were not up 
to the standard and was not such work as Rehoboam Lodge 
can produce. The work of the subordinate officers was very 
good. I found the Secretary's books were not as well kept as 
they might be, but this may be accounted for by the fact that 
the Secretary elect had not been able to take charge of the 
work but the brother who now occupies the position of Secre- 
tary will no doubt keep the books in a perfect manner as he is 
quite capable of doing so. On the 1st day of March I had 
again the pleasure of visiting Bro. Carkeek and witnessing his 
work which was all that could be desired. This meeting was 
called for the purpose of welcoming to the city the R. W. Bro. 
R. T. Walkem, the Deputy Grand Master. There were over 
two hundred and fifty brethren present to do him honor ; all 
the Masters and Wardens of the city Lodges were in attend- 
ance ; a very pleasant and enjoyable evening was spent and I 
have no doubt but that the R. W. Bro. was well pleased with 
the reception he received from Rehoboam Lodge and the city 
Masters. On the 7th of June I again attended this Lodge for 
the purpose of listening to an historical paper read by R. W. 
Bro. J. Ross Robertson of Toronto, on " Masonry one hundred 
years old." There were ninety brethren in attendance, One 
candidate was initiated. I had the pleasure of meeting R. W. 
Bro. Shortly, D. D. G. M. of the Ontario District. It would 
be advisable for some brother to undertake the task of writing 
the history of the city Lodges. On the 2nd day of February 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. I I 5 

I again visited this Lodge and had the pleasure of witnessing 
V. W. Bro. Carkeek initiate two candidates and work the Third 
Degree. The work of Bro. Carkeek and his Officers was all 
that could be desired — it was first-class in every respect. The 
attendance was sixty-five. I had the pleasure of listening to a 
very able paper by R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson on 
" Masonry in Toronto since 1793." 

Occident Lodge, No. 346 : On January 18th, 1888, I visit- 
ed this Lodge. The attendance was seventy. The presiding 
officer W. Bro. Meyerfey, is an able and efficient officer. At 
an emergent meeting, immediately subsequent to his installa- 
tion, he worked the First and Third Degrees. The work of 
the Wardens is good. Bro. Meyerfey is ably supported by 
good workers and the prospects are very bright, 

Zeta Lodge, No. 410: On 26th day of January I visited 
this Lodge. The attendance was forty. It was the first night 
since the election that W. Bro. Taylor and the officers of the 
Lodge filled their chairs. The Second Degree was exempli- 
fied by Bro. Taylor, and I considered the work was excellently 
done. The Secretary's books are well kept. The new 
Master can work all the degrees. The Lodge is in good 
hands and good material is being introduced. 

Mimico Lodge, No. 369: On the 21st day of February, 
1888, accompanied by W. Bros. Meyerfey and Miller, I 
visited this Lodge and was well received by W. Bro. Burgess 
and the members. The attendance was thirty-three. The 
Lodge own the building in which they meet. The W. M. and 
Officers exemplified the Third Degree. I count Bro. Burgess 
one of the best workers in the District. The prospects of the 
Lodge are very good, as it is in good hands. 

Humber Lodge, No. 305, Weston : Accompanied by R. 
W. Bro. B. Saunders, I visited Humber Lodge on the 22nd of 
February. The attendance was very small, only thirteen 
brethren being present, counting the outsiders. The W. M. 
had no work to present to me. The Lodge has been torn by 
internal troubles, but which troubles I consider are now at an 
end, as with the able assistance of Bro. Saunders I was 
enabled to have a settlement of the difficulties and a better 
feeling now seems to exist. The prospects for an increase of 
membership are not as bright as I would like. 

Blackwood Lodge, No. 311, Woodbridge : On the 24th 
day of February I visited this Lodge and was well received 
by W. Bro. Ballantyne and members. The attendance was 
small, only twenty-two being present, which was greatly due 



1 16 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

to the miserable condition of the roads and on account of the 
inclement weather which we had at that time. Bro. Ballantyne 
and officers worked the Fellow Craft Degree. The W. M. is 
rated as one of the best workers in the District. He is a well 
posted Mason, and in every way capable of placing Blackwood 
Lodge in the front rank in the District. I must also con- 
gratulate the Lodge on possessing such an efficient Secretary 
as Bro. Agar, he takes a great interest in Masonry and is a 
well posted Masonic student. The prospects of this Lodge 
are very bright. 

Brock Lodge, No. 354, Cannington : On the 21st day of 
March I visited this Lodge and found that the W. M. Bro. 
Laughlin can work all the degrees. The subordinate officers 
are not well posted, which is a great drawback to the Master. 
He, however, intends to have Lodges of Instruction and to 
drill the officers until perfection is attained. The former 
Secretary did not keep the books in as good a condition as he 
might, the model minutes not being followed. The present 
Secretary I think will do all in his power to make the Lodge 
meetings a success, he is painstaking and very anxious to be 
posted on Masonic affairs. The attendance was fifteen. The 
prospects seem to be good. 

Vaughan Lodge, No. 54, Maple: On the 27th day of 
March, accompanied by R. W. Bro. John Fisher, P.D.D.G.M., 
I visited this Lodge. The attendance was eighteen, the 
average attendance is 13. The W. M. I understand is a good 
worker, but had no work to present to me on the evening I 
made my visit ; he, however, opened and closed in the Three 
Degrees, which work was done to my satisfaction. The 
members of this Lodge own the building in which they meet. 
I consider the hall one of the best and most comfortable 
outside of the City of Toronto. 

Robertson Lodge, No. 292, Nobleton : Accompanied by 
W. Bro. Ballantyne and Officers of Blackwood Lodge, Wood- 
bridge, I visited the above Lodge on the 25th day of April. 
The attendance was only seven, the average attendance is 
thirteen. There were two candidates initiated. The W. M. 
is a fair worker, he has, however, a good worker in W. Bro. 
Kennedy, the immediate Past Master, who is always on hand 
and assists in the work. I found that no meetings were held 
in September and October. The prospects of this Lodge are 
fair, but they are greatly hampered on accounts of debts 
which they have contracted in putting up a Masonic Hall. 
I am afraid the brethren were ill advised when they under- 
took this work, as they had no means of paying the same, and 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 117 

have been compelled to ask assistance from sister Lodges. 
I was, however, informed by the W. M. that they expected to 
safely pull through all their difficulties, and when once the 
debt on the new hall has been paid, their prospects will be 
bright, as they can get good material for their Lodge. 

Lodge of Instruction — Zetland Lodge No. 326 : On the 
22nd day of April, under the auspices of the above Lodge, I 
held my Lodge of Instruction. To exemplify the work I 
appointed W. Bro. C A. B. Brown and Officers of Zetland 
Lodge ; W. Bro. J. A. Wismer and Officers of Alpha Lodge ; 
W. Bro. B. Allan and Officers of Ashlar Lodge. There was 
an attendance of three hundred and twenty-five ; the work left 
no room for criticism. I had great pleasure in welcoming to 
my lodge R. W. Bro. Geo. Russell, D. D. G M. of Hamilton 
District; R. W. Bro. C. McLellan, D. D. G. M. of South 
Huron District, who rendered me valuable assistance. The 
following Grand Lodge Officers were also in attendance, and 
witnessed the work, namely : R. W. Bros. J. Ross Robertson, 
T. Sargant, F. J. Menet, V. W. Bros. S. Davison, F. Manley, 
and other Grand Lodge Officers, together with the Masters 
and Representatives from nearly all the Lodges in the District. 
I hope that a profitable time was spent. 

Union Lodge, No. 118, Schomberg : On the 21st day of 
May I was enabled to pay Union Lodge a visit. I succeeded 
in having the Grand Lodge dues, which were greatly in arrear, 
paid up. The attendance at the meeting was thirty. I found 
the members occupying a beautiful hall, which they owned. 
As far as financial standing is concerned they are prosperous. 
One candidate was balloted for and accepted, and another 
candidate was proposed. The work presented to me was not 
very good, but after offering some words of encouragement 
and advice to the members I have great hopes of improve- 
ment. The prospects of the Lodge are hopeful. 

MASONIC BOARD OF RELIEF. 

In conversation with the Secretary of the Masonic Board of 
Relief of the City of Toronto, V. W. Bro. Alexander Paterson, 
I find that Body in a flourishing condition, the balance to the 
credit of the Board on the 1st day of June being $1,281 41. 
The system adopted by the Board in giving relief to transient 
brethren is that adopted by the General Board of Relief of the 
United States and Canada. It is working satisfactory, and it 
is now almost impossible for a Tramp or Dead-beat to get 
more than two or three meals, at the expense of the Board, but 



I 18 < I Wl> I ODOfc OF CANAHA. 

under no circumstan< ea can these parties obtain a cent of 
money. When an application for relief is made the Secretary 
wires the Lodge the brother claims to hail from, and if answer 
is favorable he is sent on his way rejoicing, but if not, the im- 
poster is dismissed. The affiliation of Grand Lodge, under 
the General Board of Relief, has given unqualified satisfaction 
and daily bears good fruit. In order to show the perfect system 
under which the Board is worked, the expenditure for 1887 
and 1888 was $154.98, as contrasted with the expenditure of 
$841.55, under the old system for the years 1886 and 1887, 
this leaves the Secretary in a position to assist the Widows and 
Orphans of the City in a much more generous manner, as the 
expenditure under this last head has increased from $135-15 
to $320.20 within the last two years, which plainly shows that 
those entitled to Masonic aid are now getting their fair share 
of same. The Board also are generous in making loans to 
deserving applicants to assist them over any little difficulties, 
which loans I find have in most cases been repaid. I am of 
the opinion that the board is a credit to the City of Toronto. 
I cannot, however, close this head without drawing the attention 
of the Grand Lodge to the fact that four of the City Lodges do 
not contribute to the support of this Board ; I am sorry that 
such is the case as there is no reason why all the Lodges 
should not contribute to so laudable a cause. All have an 
equal right in supporting the distressed Mason, the widow and 
fatherless, and should cheerfully share the burden between 
them. I have, however, hopes that those four Lodges will 
awaken to a sense of their duty in this respect, and will give 
that aid and assistance which I know they can very well afford. 
I must, however, give those four Lodges credit for ably and 
generously assisting the needy and distressed of their respective 
Lodges, but I trust that they will extend their charitable efforts 
by contributing to this Board of Relief, as the small monthly 
expenditure of two and a-half cents per member is not a 
grievious burden to bear. Great praise should be given to the 
kind and indefatigable Secretary, Bro. Patterson, for the success 
of this Board as his whole time is generously placed at their 
disposal. 

I am to be congratulated on the able and valuable assistance 
which has been rendered me by my able and obliging Secre- 
tary, W. Bro. A. Douglas Ponton, of Ashlar Lodge, for which 
I now return him my sincere thanks. 

In conclusion I have to thank the M. W. the Grand Master 
for his valuable assistance and advice, and for the great in- 
terest he took in my efforts to advance the cause of Masonry 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. I 1 9 

in the District. He has been to me a kind and valuable 
friend. I also return my thanks to the Grand Secretary for 
his assistance and many acts of kindness. I now take this 
opportunity of thanking all the brethren for the kindness and 
support which they have given me. I have been received by 
them with the greatest respect and consideration, and I trust all 
my acts have received their approval. I can never forget the 
friendships I have formed in my Masonic home, and no matter 
in what corner of the globe it may fall to my lot to live, I will 
still keep a warm corner in my heart for my brethren of the 
Toronto District. I can sing with a learned American brother : 

" Take the bright shell from its home on the lea, 

" Wherever it goes it will sing of the sea ; 
"So take the fond heart from the home and the hearth, 
" And it will sing of the loved to the ends of the earth." 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

E. T. M ALONE, 

D. D. G. M., Toronto District, No. //. 
Toronto, July, 4th, 1888. 



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122 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

ONTARIO DISTRICT, No. 12. 

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

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, — I beg to present 
the following report on the condition of Masonry in this 
District. 

My first official act was the appointment of Bro., the Rev. 
VV. C. Bradshaw of Corinthian Lodge, Peterboro,' as District 
Secretary, and to his diligence, painstaking care and active 
exertions in that office, I am more deeply indebted than I can 
express. 

I have visited each of the Lodges at least once, several of 
them twice, and am happy to report that the condition of the 
Craft in this District is highly satisfactory. Peace and har- 
mony prevail among the brethren, and there is' every prospect 
of general growth and progress in all matters essential to the 
welfare of our Order. From what I gathered during my 
round of visits it appears that, in not a few instances, I was 
the first D. D. G. M. that had ever entered their Lodge rooms, 
and it can be readily conceived that the loss and injury there- 
by caused to Masonry are well nigh irreparable. I would 
strongly urge my brethren of this District to make sure that in 
the election of my successor it . be made an indispensable 
requirement that the D. D. G. M., in every case, be a man 
willing and desirous to visit every Lodge under his care at 
least once during the year. In the interests of Masonry, no 
other man should either receive or accept the office. 

While not holding any special Lodges of Instruction during 
my term of office, I may, at the outset, state that every visit 
paid to a local Lodge was employed to inculcate uniformity 
and knowledge of the work in the various degrees ; in my judg- 
ment this plan is preferable to holding such Lodges of 
Instruction at large centres, where, from the numbers in attend- 
ance, irrelevant discussions and other causes, not so much 
practical benefit can be derived by the majority of the officers 
present. 

OFFICIAL VISITS. 

I now append some particulars showing the condition of 
each Lodge at the time I visited it, premising that in many 
cases these figures are variable, and that the experience ob- 
tained by the officers during the winter succeeding their 
appointment would doubtless merit their receiving at the pre- 
sent moment far greater credit for proficiency. 



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Ontario Lodge, No. 26, Port Hope : Visited 15 th Decem- 
ber. Members on roll, fifty-seven ; present, eighteen ; initia- 
tions, three ; meetings held, fifteen ; condition of Secretary's 
book, excellent; amount of Lodge dues in arrears, $187; 
assets, $1,040.25; value of furniture, $750; hall leased; 
quality of work done by W. M., fair ; Wardens, poor. 

Composite Lodge, No. 30, Whitby : Visited January 10th, 
1888; members on roll, fifty-three ; present, fourteen ; initia- 
tions, one ; meetings held, thirteen ; condition of books, fair 
to very good ; members in arrears, ten ; assets, $200 ; value 
of furniture, $600 ; hall leased ; furniture insured ; quality of 
work done, good. 

Jerusalem Lodge, No. 31, Bowman ville : Visited February 
22nd, 1888 ; members on roll, fifty-seven ; present, thirty-five; 
initiations, three ; meetings held, nine ; condition of Secretary's 
book, good; dues in arrear, $63; assets, $110; value of 
furniture, $1,275 > na ^ leased; furniture insured; quality of 
work done, good to very good. 

Mount Zion Lodge, No. 39, Brooklin : Visited January 
nth, 1888; members, thirty; present, eleven; initiations, 
none ; meetings held eight : condition of books, good ; mem- 
bers in arrears, seven ; assets, $125 ; value of furniture, $200 ; 
hall owned ; furniture insured ; quality of work done by W.M., 
fair ; by Wardens, poor. 

Durham Lodge, No. 66, Newcastle : Visited February 21st, 
1888 ; members, forty-seven ; present, twenty ; initiations, one ; 
meetings held, nine ; condition of Secretary's book, good ; 
members in arrears over one year, twenty-seven ; assets, $220 ; 
value of furniture, $300 ; hall leased ; furniture insured ; 
quality of work done by W. M., good ; by Wardens, fair. 

Faithful Brethren Lodge, No. 77, Lindsay : Visited Nov- 
vember nth, 1887, and July 6th, 1888 ; members eighty-nine ; 
present, first visit, fifteen, second, twenty ; meetings held, four- 
teen ; condition of books, excellent ; no members in arrears 
over two years ; assets, $109.50 ; value of furniture, $1,500 ; 
hall leased ; furniture insured ; quality of work done by W.M., 
excellent ; Wardens, extra good. During the interval between 
my visits the Lodge room was greatly enlarged and beautified. 
The greatest care is taken in looking after the sick and needy. 
The officers are good workers, and the prospects are of the 
brightest character. 

Corinthian Lodge, No. ior, Peterboro' : Visited June 
20th, 1888, and December 27th, 1887 ; members, sixty-three ; 
present, first visit, thirty-two, second visit, fifteen ; initiations, 



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tour ; meetings held, thirteen ; condition of books, excellent ; 
members in arrears, five ; assets, $125 ; value of furniture, 
$800 ; hall leased ; furniture insured ; quality of work done 
b) W. M., first-class ; by Wardens, splendid. This Lodge 
occupies, conjointly with Peterboro', one of the finest halls in 
the Province. It is fitted up in the most admirable manner, 
and was dedicated with appropriate cert-monies by the R. W., 
the Deputy (irand Master, in the presence of a large assemblage 
of Masons from the District. 

Hope Lodge, No. 114, Port Hope. Visited 15th December, 

1887. Members, forty; present, of visitors and members, 
twenty-eight; initiations, two; meetings held, eleven; con- 
dition of Secretary's book, fair ; assets, about $1,050, including 
value of furniture. Hall jointly occupied with Ontario, No. 26. 
Furniture insured. The W. M. was absent from sickness at 
the time of my visit, only the J. W. was present and he was 
not fully posted. On account of so many railway employees, 
former members of this Lodge being now non-resident, its 
future is somewhat doubtful, although its financial standing is 
excellent. 

Lebanon Lodge, No. 139, Oshawa. Visited April 24th, 

1888. Members, forty-six ; present, twelve ; initiations, two; 
meetings, held twelve ; condition of books, good ; members in 
arrears over one year, thirteen ; assets, $1,600, including 
furniture. Hall leased, furniture insured, quality of work 
done by officers, very good. 

J. B. Hall Lodge, No. 145, Millbrook : Visited December 
8th, 1887; members, fifty-five; present, fifteen; initiations, 
five; meetings held, ten ; condition of Secretary's book, good; 
members in arrears over one year, six ; assets, $230 ; value of 
furniture, $300 ; hall leased ; furniture insured ; quality of 
work done, good. 

Peterboro' Lodge, No. 155, Peterboro': Visited December 
27th, 1887 and June 1st, 1888; members, ninety-four; 
present first visit, forty-five, second visit, twenty-three ; initia- 
tions, eight ; meetings held, seventeen ; condition of Secretary's 
book, good; members in arrears over one year, eight; assets, 
$140; value of furniture, $800 ; hall leased ; furniture insured; 
quality of work done by W. M., pre-eminently good ; by Ward- 
ens, excellent. 

Prince Albert Lodge, No. 183, Port Perry : Visited Janu- 
ary nth, 1888; members, fifty-seven; present, eighteen; 
initiations, one ; meetings held, thirteen ; condition of Secre- 
tary's book, very good ; members in arrears over one year, 



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twenty-five ; assets, $300 ; value of furniture, $400 ; hall 
leased ; furniture insured ; work done by officers, fair. 

Norwood Lodge, No. 223, Norwood : Visited November 
24th, 1887 ; members on roll, twenty-three; present, fifteen; 
initiations, one ; meetings held, seven ; condition of Secre- 
tary's book, fair; assets, $ ; value of furniture, $200; hall 
leased : furniture insured ; quality of work done by the officers, 
fair to middling. This Lodge requires that the officers and 
members should take a deeper interest in Craft Masonry, if it 
is to succeed in the future. 

Verulam Lodge, No. 268, Bobcaygeon : Visited August 
26th, 1887 ; members on roll, forty; present, fourteen; initia- 
tions, ; meetings held, twelve ; condition of Secretary's 
book, fair ; assets, $146.27; value of furniture, $200; hall 
owned by Lodge ; building and furniture insured ; quality of 
work done by officers, satisfactory. 

Cedar Lodge, No. 270, Oshawa : Visited April 24th. 1888; 
members on roll, fifty-four ; present, ten ; visitors, twenty-five ; 
initiations, one ; meetings held, ten ; condition of books, 
satisfactory ; assets, $1,400, including furniture ; hall leased ; 
furniture insured ; quality of work done by officers, very fair 
indeed. 

Orono Lodge, No. 325, Orono : Visited February 23rd, 
1888; members on roll, fifty-three; present, twenty-four; 
initiations, two ; meetings held, twelve ; condition of books, 
well kept ; assets, $130 ; value of furniture, $600 ; hall leased; 
furniture insured ; quality of work done by officers, very good. 

Keene Lodge, No. 374, Keene : Visited September 8th, 
1888; members on roll, twenty-five; present, twenty-five; 
initiations, ; meetings held, ten ; condition of Secretary's 

book, very satisfactory ; members in arrears two years and 
over, five; assets, $134; value of furniture, $100 ; hall leased ; 
furniture not insured ; quality of work done by W. M., very 
praiseworthy ; Wardens not present. 

Lome Lodge, No. 375, Omemee : Visited November 3rd 
1887; members on roll, thirty; present, thirteen; visitors, 
seven ; initiations, six ; meetings held, eleven ; condition of 
Secretary's book, fair ; minutes not properly transcribed ; 
amount of dues in arrears, $50 ; assets, $15 ; value of furniture 
$300 ; hall leased ; furniture insured ; quality of work done, 
good to very good. 

Victoria Lodge, No. 398, Victoria Road : Visited 9th May, 
1888 ; members on roll, thirty-one ; present, eleven ; initiations, 
one ; meetings held ten ; condition of books, satisfactory ; 



126 <;kani> LODGE OF CANADA. 

assets, $425 ; value of furniture, $125 ; hall owned ; building 
and furniture insured ; quality of work done by the W. M., 
good ; Wardens, improvement necessary. 

The Spry Lodge, No. 406, Fenelon Falls: Visited Novem- 
ber nth, 1887; members thirty-eight; present, nineteen; 
initiations, one ; meetings held, thirteen ; condition of books, 
very fair ; members in arrears over two years, six ; assets, $178; 
value of furniture, $300 ; hall leased ; furniture insured ; quality 
of work done by W. M., excellent; by Wardens, fair. 

Murray Lodge, No. 408, Beaverton : Visited May 9th, 1888; 
members, twenty-six ; present, eleven ; initiations, one ; meet- 
ings held, ten ; condition of books, properly kept ; members 
in arrears two years and over, two ; assets, $83 ; value of 
furniture, $150 ; hall leased; furniture not insured; W. M. 
not present at my visit ; quality of work done by the Wardens, 
tolerably satisfactory. 

Re Hastings Lodge, No. 150, Hastings: Owing to an un- 
fortunate chain of circumstances this Lodge became defunct 
and surrendered its charter to the Grand Lodge in October 
last. For many years past the Lodge had been in a bad state, 
a bitter spirit existed among the members ; the officers were 
quite unable to fulfil their duties ; meetings were held most 
irregularly ; Grand Lodge dues had not been paid for many 
years ; and several of the brethren lived a long distance from 
the place of meeting. After strenuous exertions I succeeded 
in getting the Secretary to issue notices, and visited the Hall. 
I found the Hall open to the public, and in an indescribable 
condition of dirt and filth. A few of the brethren came to- 
gether, after presistent " drumming up," and they were advised 
to start afresh and devote themselves properly to their Masonic 
duties. This, however, was found to be impossible ; one after 
another paid their dues and demanded their demits ; and it 
was a most difficult task to preserve the peace even in the 
Lodge room. The number on the roll was only eight in good 
standing ; and those present decided that it was in the 
interests of Masonry to surrender their charter, which was 
accordingly done in due course by resolution. The books, 
charter, &c, were duly forwarded by me to the Grand 
Secretary. Under the circumstances I believe this was the 
best course to pursue. 

DISPENSATIONS GRANTED. 

I granted dispensations to the following Lodges to attend 
Divine service, clothed as Masons, viz : — The Spry Lodge, 
No. 406, Fenelon Falls, on December 25th, 1887 and on 



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June 24th, 1888; Ontario Lodge, No. 26, Port Hope, on 
June 24th, 1888; Peterboro' Lodge, No. 155, Peterboro', on 
June 24th, 1888; Clementi Lodge, No. 313, Lakefield, on 
June 24th, 1888; and Verulam Lodge, No. 268, Bobcaygeon, 
on June 24th, 1888. 

In conclusion, I beg to express my gratitude to the brethren 
of the District for conferring upon me this important office, 
the duties pertaining to which I have endeavored to fulfil to 
the best of my ability, and with zeal and fidelity. In many 
respects doubtless I have fallen short, but my desire has been 
to work in harmony with the members of the Craft, and to put 
in practice everywhere the fundamental principles of Masonry 
— brotherly love, relief and truth. 

I cannot close my report without referring; to the cordial 
and courteous treatment I have received at the hands of my 
brethren during my official visits, and the generous way in 
which they have met the many demands made upon my purse 
for travelling expenses. I shall never forget their kindness, 
and I sincerely hope that peace and harmony may ever prevail 
among them as brethren, and that the present satisfactory 
condition of the Craft may only increase and widen as the 
years roll on. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 



B. Shortly, 

D. D. G. M., Ontario District, No. 12. 



Peterboro', July 9th, ll 



PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT, No. 13. 

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 : The Committee 
on the Condition of Masonry at the last session of Grand 
Lodge, having recommended that a tabulated statement, simi- 
lar in form to one quoted, be appended to the Report of each 
D. D. G. M., I have complied with the request, and the follow- 
ing Report will be considerably shorter than it would other- 
wise have been made. 

STATE OF MASONRY IN DISTRICT. 

It gives me great pleasure to be able to state at the outset 



128 GRAND LODGE 01 < \MADA. 

that good feeling and fraternal fellowship reign throughout the 
entire Thirteenth Masonic District, and that every Lodge now 
in the District is in a fair way to prosperity. When I was 
elected to the office there were twenty-three lodges credited to 
Prince Edward District on the Roll, there are now twenty-one. 

AMALGAMATION OF C0LH0RNE AND EXCELSIOR LODGES. 

My first official business arose out of a communication 
which I received from W. Bro. J. J. Campbell, P. M. of Col- 
borne and Excelsior Lodges, of the Village of Colborne, setting 
forlh the fact that the difference between those Lodges could 
now, after a lapse of several years of dissension, be smoothed 
over, and an agreement come to by which the Lodges 
would be amalgamated, and instead of having two weak Lodges, 
strained by dissension, one good strong Lodge could be form- 
ed out of the two. After the necessary preliminaries had 
been attended to I proceeded to visit Colborne, and completed 
the amalgamation and returned the warrant of Excelsior Lodge, 
No. 353, to the Grand Secretary, and now there is one good 
lodge where a second warrant should never have been issued. 

DISTRICT SECRETARY. 

My next act was to appoint W. Bro. Henry Pringle, District 
Secretary, and a more faithful, zealous and painstaking Secre- 
tary could not be found anywhere. To him and many other 
members of Grand Lodge, too numerous to name, I owe debts 
of gratitude which I shall never be able to repay. 

DEATHS. 

During the year I have had the following deaths reported 
to me, and at four of the funerals I had the melancholy duty 
of attending and assisting. 

Melville Knox, Trent Lodge, No. 38, Trenton ; Geo. S. 
Graham, The Belleville Lodge, No. 123, Belleville; Alex. 
Robertson. The Belleville Lodge, No. 123, Belleville; Wm. 
Hargraft, St. John's Lodge, No. 17, Cobourg ; S. Retallack, 
St. John's Lodge, No. 17, Cobourg; T. S. Agar, Madoc Lodge, 
No. 48, Madoc and A. L. Roberts, Quinte Lodge, No. 241, 
Shannonville. 

I have granted the following dispensations : To " The Belle- 
ville" Lodge, No. 123, Belleville, to allow them to initiate, 
pass and raise S. Daw, without fees, as a serving brother ; to 
Prince Edward Lodge, No. 18, Picton ; to Mystic Lodge, No. 
278, Roslin ; to Stirling Lodge, No. 69, Stirling, for the pur- 
pose of appearing in public on St. John's day clothed as 



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Masons to attend divine service. I had the pleasure of 
attending service with the brethren of Mystic Lodge, Roslin, 
where the Rev. A. L. Green preached a very appropriate 
sermon to which about fifty brethren listened. 

VISITATION. 

Of the twenty-one Lodges now alive in the Distinct, it 
affords me great pleasure to be able to say that I have visited 
each one at least once, several of them twice, and the city 
Lodges almost every communication. 

It has also been my privilege to visit Lodges in Districts Nos. 
8 and u, in which are situated the Metropolitan Lodges, and 
while admiring the good work done there I can truthfully state 
that we have some W. M's in the 13th District who are quite 
their peers for good work and management of their Lodges. 
While such is the case it is with great regret that I have to say 
that I have also seen some of the worst work in Lodges in my 
own District that could be perpetrated in the midst of an 
enlightened and civilized community, but as I think it would 
not be beneficial to them or to Masonry to particularize I will 
content myself with the above, but warn them that if ever it 
should be my duty to again visit them, and their promises of 
improvement not be fulfilled, I shall take such measures for 
their reproof, as will be pleasant neither to them nor myself. 

GRAFTON LODGE. 

On the 28th March I wrote the W. M. of Grafton Lodge, 
No. 308, regarding a visit to that place, and in return received 
a reply that showed me that the Lodge there was dormant if 
not defunct. In May I received a letter from the Secretary 
who stated that the members (who were left) had concluded 
that it was not possible to hold the Lodge together, and in- 
tended to surrender their warrant to the Grand Secretary, 
which action no doubt has been taken ere now. 

LODGE OF INSTRUCTION. 

A Lodge of Instruction was held by me at the Masonic 
Hall, Belleville, on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, 
November 2nd, at which there were present a very large num- 
ber of G. L. officers, W. M's. and P. M's. and brethren, in all 
about one hundred and twenty-five. At the afternoon session 
the First Degree was exemplified by W. Bro. Dench, and 
brethren of Trent Lodge, Trenton. The Second Degree was 
exemplified in the evening by W. Bro. Flagler, and brethren 
from Star of the East Lodge, Wellington ; also the Third 
Degree was exemplified by W. Bro. Henry Pringle, V. W. Bro. 
Wm. Webster and R. W. Bro. S. S. Lazier, of Eureka Lodge, 



130 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

Belleville, the work being done by all these brethren in first- 
class style. 

Numerous questions were asked and answered, and from the 
desire for information evinced by W. M's. and others from the 
rural districts, I Uas 1 onvinced that their errors arose prin- 
cipally from a mis-apprehension of our beautiful work, and the 
want of opportunity of being put on the right track ; however, 
in future they cannot plead ignorance, for, as I stated before, 
I have visited each Lodge, and although I did not work my- 
self, for the reason that I conceived it to be my duty to see 
how the work was done by the officers of the Lodges, I 
invariably gave instruction where it was needed, pointed out 
errors, and ordered their rectification. 

My travelling expenses have been defrayed by fifteen 
Lodges, and invariably when asked the question, they have 
stated their pleasure at the action of Grand Lodge in making 
it a matter of duty to do so. I have been royally received, 
banqueted and feted. In fact I have been forced in some 
instances to say that I thought the Lodges were overdoing that 
portion of their duty, but have uniformly received the reply, 
even from the poorest of them, that the profit and pleasure 
received from a visit of the representative of the Grand 
Master was ample repayment. The three city lodges I have 
been at no expense in visiting, and in the case of the three 
who did not pay the expenses, they were so trifling that no 
charge was made. 

In the Grand Lodge Proceedings of last year I noticed a 
paragraph which states that St. John's Lodge, Cobourg, was 
not satisfied with being transferred to this District. I am 
happy to state that those feelings have been allayed and that 
the Lodge is now in accord with the change. St. John's and 
Colborne Lodges are examples worthy of emulation in the 
matter of collection of dues. As you will see by the statement 
annexed they have not had a single member one year and over 
in arrears, in fact have not a single dollar of arrears on their 
Lodge books. Such a state of affairs is creditable to them in 
a District, where the uncollected arrears of dues amount to the 
sum of nearly $2,000. 

As I have received special kindnesses and advice from M. 
W. Bro. Hugh Murray, and R. W. Bros. J. J. Mason and A. 
McGinnis, I feel that I should be failing in my duty were I 
not to accord to them the thanks they deserve from me. 

All of which is fraternally submitted^ 

William Smeaton, 

D. D. G. M. Prince Edward District, No. 13. 
Belleville, loth July, 1888. 



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FRONTENAC DISTRICT, No. 14. 

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

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — At the close of 
my second term of office it is peculiarly gratifying to be able to 
report that harmony and good fellowship continue to prevail 
throughout my jurisdiction, and that the condition of Masonry 
gives evidence of steady improvement. There has been an 
unmistakeable awakening to the interest and requirements of 
Masonry in the majority of the Lodges. This District is now 
composed of sixteen Lodges, two less than when it was estab- 
lished. This reduction in number occurred through closing 
Filius Viduae, No. 189, Adolphustown, and the amalgamation 
of Union, No. 9, and Mount Sinai, No. 280, Napanee. 

OFFICIAL VISITS. 

All my official visits were made at regular meetings, after 
timely notice thereof had been sent to the brethren. I have 
visited every Lodge in this District once, and four of them 
twice. Residing in Kingston I had the pleasure of being 
present at nearly all the communications of Ancient St. John's, 
No. 3 ; Cataraqui, No. 92, and Maiden, No. 253. 

attendance. 
As a general rule I had well attended meetings on the 
occasions of my official visits to the Lodges ; Hiram, No. 342, 
Wolfe Island, was the only Lodge this year, as it was last, 
which failed to muster members enough to open. The general 
attendance of the Ledges, as shown by their respective minutes, 
is not as large as I would like to see, or as may reasonably be 
expected, but I may safely say it is better than the previous 
year. 

quality of work. 

While many of the Worshipful Masters and Wardens are 
excellent, and most of them good workers, sufficient time and 
study are not given by the subordinate officers to the getting, 
up of their work. In every Lodge I have endeavored to 
impress upon the W. M. the necessity of frequently calling his 
junior officers together, once a week, if possible, for the purpose 
of instruction and rehearsal. Where this has been done a very 
marked improvement is apparent. It is satisfactory to note 
that the work through this District, is done with a greater 
regard to uniformity than obtained last year. On the occasion 
of every visit I have given more or less instruction, offered 
suggestions and pointed out the changes in the Constitution, 



i-2 GRANS LODGE 01 I anada. 

as well as advised each Lodge to procure copies of the amended 

Constitution. 

DUES. 

Although the Lodge By-laws, as well as the Constitution, 
provide that certain steps are to be taken to secure the pay- 
ment of arrears of dues, yet many of the Lodges have, until 
very recently, been in the habit of ignoring them. The arrears 
of dues in this District last year assumed very large proportions. 
This year the Lodges are dealing with delinquents in a business- 
like manner, and as a consequence the amount of arrears has 
been reduced by fully fifty per cent. As a rule I find that the 
Lodges which deal promptly and impartially with this matter 
of non-payment of dues are in a healthy condition. 

LODGES AMALGAMATED. 

I am happy to say, that, though unsuccessful in my efforts 
last year, I have been able this year to effect the amalgamation of 
Union, No. 9, and Mount Sinai, No. 280, at Napanee. On the 
24th of February, A. L. 5888, with the sanction and authority 
of the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, I consummated the 
amalgamation. The officers were then elected, after which I 
performed the ceremony of installation. The members were 
present in full force. I was accompanied by a representative 
delegation from the Kingston Lodges. There were also large 
deputations from Newbury, Odessa, Tamworth, Centreville, 
Deseronto, Stirling, Picton and Belleville, emphatically show- 
ing the special interest taken by the Craft in this section in the 
happy accomplishment of this important event. In the 
evening a spendid banquet, which had been prepared in the 
Campbell House for the occasion, was partaken of by the 
brethren, their wives and lady friends. The affair was a mag- 
nificent success, the pleasure being greatly enhanced by the 
presence of the fair sex. Masonry has received a great impetus 
from this happy union, and is rapidly taking its proper place 
in Napanee. The brethren of Union, No. 9, have rented a 
new and magnificent suite of rooms, unsurpassed for comfort 
and convenience by any in Eastern Ontario. Immediately 
after the amalgamation, I returned the warrant of Mount Sinai 
Lodge, No. 280, to the Grand Secretary. 

LODGES CLOSED. 

This year I closed Filius Viduae Lodge, No. 189, Adolphus- 
town, as there was not the slightest chance of resuscitating it. 
It has been dormant for upwards of three years ; all except 
five members have left this jurisdiction. I collected all the 



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available books and papers of the Lodge and forwarded them 
to the Grand Secretary. I was unable to procure the warrant, 
as it is held by the landlord of the Lodge room, who refuses 
to surrender it until the arrears of rent are paid. I deeply 
regret to report that Prince of Wales Lodge, No. 146, Newburg, 
together with all the furniture, warrant and jewels, as well as 
valuable books and records were destroyed by that terrible 
conflagration which laid nearly the whole of that pretty village 
in ashes. The indescribable ruin and loss consequent upon 
this wide reaching fire would have deterred less zealous and 
devoted Masons from attempting to resuscitate the Lodge. 
Not so, however, with the plucky and energetic brethren of 
146 ; with commendable courage they at once began to hold 
their monthly meetings in a blacksmith's shop, the only avail- 
able place in the fire-smitten village. There they discussed 
the situation and decided to erect the Masonic building, which 
to-day graces the principal street of Newburg, as well as com- 
memorates their enterprise, zeal and fidelity. 

It is a source of pride and satisfaction to me to be able to 
say that when the Lodges of this District heard of the heavy 
calamity which had befallen their brethren at Newburg, most 
of them not only expressed their warmest sympathy but also 
voluntarily voted and forwarded to them such pecuniary assist- 
ance as the state of their respective exchequers justified. 
While commenting upon their liberality I desire to specially 
notice the munificent donations of Lodges outside the Dis- 
trict : 

St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 16, Toronto, $25 ; Prince Edward 
Lodge, No. 18, Picton, $10; Ionic Lodge, No. 25, Toronto, 
$25 j St. John's Lodge, No. 75, Toronto, $25 ; Ashlar Lodge, 
No. 247, Toronto, $25 ; Zetland Lodge, No. 326, Toronto, 
$25 ; Tweed Lodge, No. 239, Tweed, $5. 

I take this opportunity of assuring the brethren of these 
Lodges that the Craft in this District highly appreciate their 
magnanimous action. Such noble actions give practical exem- 
plification of the principles and teachings of Masonry, and is 
worthy of our closest imitation whenever opportunity arises. 

I installed the officers of Ancient St. John's Lodge, No. 
3 ; Union Lodge, No. 9, and Minden Lodge, No. 253. By 
kind invitation of the W. M. and brethren of Leeds Lodge, No. 
201, Gananoque, I had the pleasure of being present at their 
" At Home " held in their Masonic hall. I also had the 
pleasure of attending the annual dinner given under tbe 
auspices of Ancient St. John's Lodge, No. 3 ; Cataraqui Lodge, 
No 92, and Minden Lodge, No. 253. I issued two dispen- 



134 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

sations to Lodges to attend divine service in Masonic regalia; 
one to Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 119, Hath ; the other to Lome 
Lodge, No. 404, Tarn worth. 

I retire from office having the gratification of knowing that 
peace and good -will abound in my jurisdiction, as well as feel- 
ing that I can hand over to my successor a 1 )istrict in which 
the condition of Masonry is steadily improving. From the en- 
couraging and complimentary words addressed to me in every 
Lodge, may I indulge the hope that my official record for the 
past two years has met with general approbation. While 
thanking the brethren for their many kind attentions, I feel 
assured, that, whatever may have been my shortcomings they 
will charitably attribute them to the frailties of nature rather 
than the absence of Masonic zeal. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Fred. Welch, 

D. D. G. M. , Frcmtenac District, No. 14. 
Kingston, July 9th, 1888. 



ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT, No. 15. 

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

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — I beg leave to 
forward a brief account of my official proceedings, and of the 
state of Masonry within the limits of my District. 

During the time I have been acting I have visited as many 
of the Lodges as I conveniently could, but the very large 
extent of No. 15 District, and my other engagements made it 
impossible for me to visit as many as I could wish. I have 
much pleasure in reporting that a healthy and ardent spirit 
prevails throughout the District, and the condition of Masonry 
is prosperous. I have received very few complaints, and have 
succeeded in amicably adjusting them. 

There have been several of the brethren called from the 
Lodge below to work in the Lodge above. Let us hope that 
they have trampled the King of Terrors beneath their feet and 
await a glorious resurrection. I have granted several dispen- 
sations during the year to the brethren to appear in Masonic 
clothing to attend divine service. I hope this desire may in- 
crease until it becomes the consistency of custom. It seems 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 135 

to me that Masons have not that thorough appreciation of 
their obligations that the profane unquestionably have a right 
to look for, and that a more strict observance would give more 
power to the Craft. 

I would earnestly recommend the division of St. Lawrence 
District. It is too large to be honestly and faithfully looked 
after by one D. D. G. M., and the distances to be travelled 
are so great that more time is required for a proper visitation. 
I would recommend that eight Lodges from No. Fifteen 
District be added to five Lodges from Ottawa District. That 
would make a new District, so that we would have three 
Districts in place of two, with thirteen Lodges in each District, 
all any Deputy can attend to and do the work properly. 

In the Lodges which I have visited I have been warmly and 
loyally received, and I hereby return my thanks to my many 
brethren for their uniform kindness to me during my term of 
office. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 



J. M. Sinclair, 
D. D. G. M. St. Lmvrence District, No. /J. 



Delta, July 2nd, 1888. 



OTTAWA DISTRICT, No. 16. 

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 report on the condition of Freemasonry in this 
District. 

I have visited all the Lodges in this District ; several I had 
the privilege of visiting twice, and some three or four times. 
It affords me pleasure to be able to state that, in the majority 
of the Lodges, the work was correctly rendered and the books 
well kept. The condition of Masonry in this District is, on 
the whole, most favorable. Only in the case of one Lodge, 
Hawkesbury, No. 210. has there been a want of that energy 
and zeal which are the characteristics of the true craftsman. 
Many of those who were the mainstays of this Lodge in years 
gone by are either dead, or have removed from the locality. 
The consequence is that the Lodge has ceased to meet, and 
I think, therefore, a wise decision was arrived at by the Grand 



[36 GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 

Master to recall the charter. On a recent visit I secured pos- 
session of the charter, and have forwarded it to the Grand 
Secretary. 

I have to report the formation of a new Lodge at North Bay. 
A petition for the establishment of a Lodge at this place was 
received last July. The dispensation was duly granted, and 
on November 20th, I had the honor of opening Nipissing 
Lodge. Although North Bay is 265 miles from Ottawa, I 
took occasion last month to again visit the village to see how 
the new Lodge was prospering. The temporary officers proved 
themselves well qualified, the field of labor is a most promising 
one, and accordingly I have pleasure in recommending that a 
charter be granted to the Lodge. 

DISPENSATIONS 

have been granted to the Lodges at Plantagenet, North Bay, 
Pembroke and Carleton Place, to appear "clothed as Masons," 
for the purpose of attending divine service. A dispensation 
was also granted to St. John's Lodge, No. 63, Carleton Place, 
to wear Masonic clothing on the occasion of the laying of the 
corner stone of the new Masonic Hall, on the 26th of October 
last. At the request of the M. W. the Grand Master I offici- 
ated On that occasion, and was made the recipient of a beau- 
tiful silver trowel by the brethren of Carleton Place as a 
souvenir of the event. It is a most encouraging sign to find 
the brethren of St. John's Lodge seeking newer and more 
commodious quarters, and their action may well stimulate the 
craftsmen of other places to provide themselves with the most 
suitable accommodation for holding their meetings. On the 
evening of the day in question the acting Grand Master and 
visiting brethren were entertained at a sumptuous repast by 
the brethren of St. John's Lodge, and the kindness shown me 
on that occasion will never be forgotten. 

Probably the most important Masonic event of the year, so 
far as the Capital is concerned, was the consecration and 
dedication of the new Masonic Hall, on May 31st. A special 
communication of Grand Lodge was held, and in the presence 
of over two hundred city and visiting brethren, R. VV. Bro. R. 
T. Walkem, D. G. M., performed the solemn duties devolving 
upon him in a most impressive manner. The new Temple, for 
such it may well be designated, was built by Bro. E. Wallace, 
and has been leased from him by the city Lodges for the 
term of ten years. It contains a large Lodge room, hand- 
somely furnished, with commodious ante-rooms, refreshment 
room, lavatories, &c, in fact possesses every convenience, and 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 1 37 

is certainly a hall of which the Ottawa District have every rea- 
son to be proud. Later in the day, R. W. Bro. Walkem, 
attended by a large number of brethren, proceeded to Beech- 
wood cemetery, and there in the presence of several hundred 
spectators the acting Grand Master unveiled the beautiful 
monument recently erected on the Masonic burial plot. In 
the evening an " At Home " was held in the new hall, at which 
about a thousand Masons and their lady friends were present. 
Subsequently a banquet was tendered the R. VV. the acting 
Grand Master, at the Grand Union Hotel, and at which nearly 
one hundred and fifty brethren sat down. The affair was a great 
success, and was a fitting termination of a memorable day's work. 
At the different assemblages R. W. Bro. Walkem delivered 
earnest practical addresses which will long be remembered by 
those who heard them. This was Bro. Walkem's first official 
visit to Ottawa, and by his genial disposition, his knowledge of 
Craft lore, and the ability with which he fulfilled all the im- 
portant duties devolved upon him, he entirely won the hearts 
of all the brethren. 

Some years ago negotiations were entered into with St. 
John's Lodge, No. 159, Irish Register, meeting at L'Orignal, 
to surrender its Irish Warrant and accept a warrant from the 
Grand Lodge of Canada. The L'Orignal Lodge, I believe, 
is the only one working in the Province of Ontario under a 
foreign jurisdiction. For a while everything promised success, 
but eventually a hitch arose, negotiations were broken off, and 
have been practically suspended for five or six years. This 
year, however, circumstances again appeared favorable for a 
resumption of the negotiations, and accordingly I entered into 
communication with the brethren of St. John's Lodge at 
L'Orignal with a view to the surrender of their Irish Warrant, 
and enrollment under the banner of the Grand Lodge of 
Canada. Matters so far prospered that on November 25th, a 
resolution was passed by the Lodge affirming the desire of the 
members to be on the registry of the Grand Lodge of Canada. 
It was also decided to change the place of meeting from 
L'Orignal to Vankleek Hill, and on January 10th I visited the 
latter place and installed the officers. The negotiations for 
the surrender of the Irish warrant are just now at a standstill, 
everything depending upon the action of Grand Lodge. The 
brethren of St. John's Lodge, I think rightly, object to their 
being assigned a number on the Canadian Register following 
that of the last warranted Lodge. They think a number should 
be given them more in accordance with their age. The Grand 
Master has promised to recommend that such number shall be 
the nearest vacant number on the Grand Lodge of Canada's list 



138 GRAND LODGE OV CANADA 

of Lodges, corresponding with the date of the original warrant 
from the Grand Lodged Ireland, March 15th, 1844, and if 
this recommendation be carried out I think it will be accept- 
able to the brethren at Vankleek Hill. 

I have to report a commendable movement now on foot in 
the Ottawa Lodges. Great inconvenience has been experienc- 
ed in the past by the seven city Lodges holding their meetings 
within the first ten days of the month. Fraternal visitations 
are desired by all the Lodges, but these have been rendered 
almost impossible by the Lodge meetings following one another 
in such rapid succession. At a recent meeting of Past Masters, 
Masters and Wardens, the matter was thoroughly ventilated, 
and it was decided to recommend to the seven Lodges and 
Carleton Chapter, the selection of two nights in each week as 
" Masonic Nights." Tuesdays and Fridays were considered 
the most suitable, and accordingly, if the proposal is accepted 
by all the Lodges, the eight meetings in each month will be 
scattered over the four weeks, thereby ensuring two meetings a 
week on regular fixed nights. The scheme appears to meet 
the views of the city brethren, and if unanimously agreed upon, 
steps will be taken to obtain the Grand Master's consent to 
the changes necessary in the By-laws of those Lodges whose 
meeting nights will be altered. 

I have also to report the formation in Ottawa of a perman- 
ent organization of Past Masters, Masters and Wardens. 
Meetings will be held at stated intervals for the purpose of 
discussing matters of interest to the Craft, and I believe much 
good will result from the organization. The D. D. G. M. if 
resident of the city is chairman, and when the District Deputy 
lives outside the city, his immediate predecessor domiciled in 
the capital becomes chairman. 

Death has not spared our ranks during the past year. 
Ottawa city mourns within the past year the loss of R. W. Bro. 
Wm. Kerr, for three years D. D. G. M. of this District. Bro. 
Kerr retained his interest in Masonry up to the last, and the 
affection and good will entertained towards him by the city 
brethren were evidenced by the attendance of nearly five hun- 
dred craftsmen at his funeral, although the weather was most 
inclement. Another P. D. D. G. M. in the person of R. W. 
Bro. Robt. Lyon, County Judge, also died during the year. 
Bro. Lyon has not been a frequent visitor in our Lodges of late 
years, but a few years ago he was a very enthusiastic worker. 
Goodwood Lodge of Richmond has lost by death Bro. Dr. 
Beatty, P. M., and Builder's Lodge, Ottawa, Bro. Dr. White- 
ford, P. M., and Bro. Dr. Hunter. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 58S8. 1 39 

During the past year I have installed the officers of a number 
of Lodges in this District. On my official visitations I was 
generally accompanied by city and country brethren, and to 
these I have to tender my hearty thanks for the kindness they 
have invariably manifested towards me. The condition of 
Craft Masonry in this District is most encouraging. The new 
constitution seems to be working well, and has been loyally 
accepted by the different Lodges ; harmony prevails throughout, 
and the outlook is a most encouraging one. 

To the brethren of the Lodges I have visited I desire to 
acknowledge most cordially their kind hospitalities, and in 
conclusion have to express my sincere thanks for the kindness 
and forbearance manifested towards my short comings. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 



Ottawa, July 13th, ij 



David Taylor, 
D. D. G. M. Ottawa District, No. 16. 



ALGOMA DISTRICT, No. 17. 
To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge of Canada : 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — I beg herewith 
to submit a report on the condition of Masonry in Algoma 
District. I am pleased to state that the same harmony and 
peace that prevailed throughout the District during my first 
term of office has still continued through that of my second, 
no complaints having been made to me during either term. 

On October 6th, 1887, I visited Pequonga Lodge, No. 414, 
and found the Lodge in a healthy and prosperous condition, 
and all the officers well up in their work. I had the pleasure 
of presenting P. M. W. Bro. Clarke with a handsome P. M's 
jewel, as a token of the appreciation of his services by the 
brethren of Pequonga Lodge. 

I visited Keewatin Lodge, No. 417, at Keewatin, on October 
7th, 1887, and at the request and in the name of the M. W. 
the Grand Master, I had the honor of consecrating, dedicating 
and constituting Keewatin Lodge, No. 417, and installing the 
officers. Two candidates were initiated that evening, the 
work being ably done by the newly installed Master, W. Bro. 
Jno. A. Warren, assisted by an efficient set of officers. The 
Lodge has a promising future before it, having a fine Lodge 



140 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

room handsomely furnished, in a convenient place, with an 
efficient set of officers and a good class of material to select 
their members from. Keewatin from its situation and large 
and increasing manufacturing industries is certain, in the near 
future, to be a place of considerable importance. 

I found a little friction between the members of Pequonga 
and Keewatin Lodges, in regard to the question of jurisdiction 
over the village of Norman, about midway between Rat 
Portage and Keewatin. As the crow flies it is within the 
jurisdiction of Keewatin, and I informed the Lodges that they 
would have to abide by the Constitution in this respect. 

On December 27th, 1887, I installed the officers of Shuniah 
Lodge, No. 287, Port Arthur, and of Fort William Lodge, 
No. 415, Fort William. 

On June 19th, 1888, I visited Shuniah Lodge, No. 287, 
Port Arthur, and found the W. M., Bro. James A. Fraser, able 
to exemplify the work in all the degrees in a correct and 
impressive manner. He is ably assisted by what I consider to 
be the best set of officers Shuniah Lodge ever had. 

On June 20th, 1888, I visited Fort William Lodge, No. 415, 
Fort William, and found the Lodge in a prosperous condition. 
Four applications for membership were presented that evening. 
I saw the exemplification of the work in the Second Degree. 
Owing to the absence of the W. M. I am unable to speak of 
his efficiency. The other officers are well up in their work. 

The books of the different Lodges I found well kept, and 
the monies promptly paid over by the Secretaries to the 
Treasurers. 

I granted three dispensations to brethren to appear in 
Masonic clothing to attend Divine service. No deaths have 
been reported to me during the year. I regret that owing to 
pressure of my private business I was unable to visit Keystone 
Lodge, No. 412, at Sault Ste. Marie and Manitoulin Lodge, 
No. 407, Gore Bay. I had fully intended to do so but could 
not. I sent a list of questions to these two to be answered as 
to their standing, but have received no replies. I learn from 
other sources that they are both in a prosperous condition. 

In conclusion, I have again 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 second term of office. Annexed is a tabulated statement of 
the standing of each Lodge as far as I have returns. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Alex. W. Thompson, 

D. D. G. M., Algoma District, No. 17. 
Port Arthur, July 9th, 1888. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 



141 



ALGOMA DISTRICT, No. 17. 



Name and Number of Lodge 

Location .* |Pt. Arthur. 



( I Shuniah 
( 287 



Date of Official Visit | ju^K 



Membership— Honorary 

— Ordinary 

Total on 24th June, 1888 

Increase 

Decrease 

Degrees Conferred— E. A... 
— F. C. 
— M. M. 

Affiliations 

Restorations 

Resignations 

Suspensions Conferred — 
For non-payment of dues 
For unmasonic conduct.. 

Deceased 

.Rejected 

Meetings held for twelve 

MONTHS PRIOR TO JUNE 24th, 

1888— 

Regular 

Emergency 

Average attendance of mem- 
bers 

Number of members residing 

outside town or village 

If Lodge is rented, yearly 

rental 

Insurance on Furniture and 

Jewels 

Amount paid for relief 

Number relieved 

Number of members over 12 

months in arrears and not 

suspended 

Longest period of any member 

in arrears 

Total amountof all arrearages 
Date of last return to Grand 

Lodge 

Amount then paid 

Receipts— Dues 

— Fees 

Total expenditure, exclusive 

of G. L. fees 

Total amount on hand or 

invested 



78 



14 
6 

18 

30 

$200 00 

S800 00 

8 20 00 

2 



4J yrs. 
8258 00 

Dec. 27. '87. 
S 29 25 
8415 20 
8102 50 

$516 01 

•S331 28 



Pequonga 
414 



Rat Port'ge 
Oct. 6, '87. 



Ft. William 
415 



Ft. William 



Dec. 27, '87. 
June 20, '88. 



14..87 



8160 00 
$500 00 



12 

3 

11 

9 

$110 00 

$200 00 



1 

2 yrs. 



Dec. 27, '87. 



Keewatiu 
417 



Keewatin. 



Oct. 7, '87. 



13 
8 

17 

9 

$100 00 

$400 00 



12 mos. 

S47 50 

Dec. 27, '87. 
$ 17 00 
S 42 00 
$120 00 

S176 77 

$ 62 63 



142 tJKAND LODOl 01 I ANADA. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD ON WARRANTS. 

R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, President of the Board of 
General Purposes, presented and read the following 

report : 
The Board beg leave to report as follows : 

i. /fr application of Preston Lodge, No. 297, the Board 
recommend that the prayer of the petition, re change of name, 
be not granted. 

2. Re petition of St. John's Lodge, No. 159, L'Orignal, on 
the Grand Registry of Ireland, asking to exchange their war- 
rant from the Grand Lodge of Ireland, for a new warrant, to 
work in future under this Grand Lodge, but making a con- 
dition that they should receive as their number on the Register 
of this Grand Lodge, No. 8 or No. 8a, or No. 7a. The Board 
recommends that a warrant be issued ; that the officers and 
past officers of the Lodge should retain their rank on being 
registered in the books of Grand Lodge, and that the number 
to be assigned to this Lodge should be the nearest vacant 
number on the list of Lodges to correspond with the date of 
the original warrant from the Grand Lodge of Ireland, being 
March 14th, 1844. 

3. The Board have examined the books of the following 
Lodges at present working under dispensation, and having 
made due inquiry into the circumstances stated in their appli- 
cations, have much pleasure in recommending that warrants 
be granted to them, viz. : 

Maxville Lodge, Maxville, St. Lawrence Dis No. 15 



Point Edwnrd " 


Point Edward, 


St. Clair 


it <« 


2 


Nippissing " 


North Bay, 


Ottawa 


« (i 


16 


Scott 


Grand Valley, 


Wellington 


k it 


7 


Star of the East " 


Bothwell, 


Erie 


>( « 


1 



4. The Board recommend that, in the case of Point Edward 
Lodge, working under dispensation, the name of the Lodge be 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 1 43 

changed to Bismarck in accordance with the prayer of the 
petition. 

All of which is 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 Secretary, 
and certify to their correctness. 

All moneys received by the Grand Secretary have been paid 
over to the Grand Treasurer, and the receipt acknowledged by 
that officer. Vouchers have been produced for all payments 
made by the Grand Treasurer, as authorized by Grand Lodge. 
The Receipts and Expenditure from ist June, 1887, to the 
31st May, 1888, have been as follows : 

Receipts. 

Cash in Bank 3 1 st May, 1887 $8, 221 77 

Certificates 2,284 °° 

Dues 10,077 50 

Fees 1,438 00 

Dispensations 196 00 

Warrants 50 00 

Constitutions 603 00 

Commutations 190 00 

Interest on General Fund 2,657 05 

Interest on Asylum Fund 349 50 

Sundries 828 50 

$26,895 3 2 



144 <.k\ND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Expenditures. 

Grand Secretary's Salary $ 1,600 oo 

Assistant " " 800 00 

Grand Treasurer's Salary, 9 months 150 00 

Rent of Grand Secretary's Office 1 75 °° 

Incidental Expenses, namely : 

Fuel and Light $ 60 25 

Office Cleaning 40 56 

Express and Cartage 14 05 

Travelling Expenses 35 35 

Telegrams 19 13 

Office Furniture and Repairs 16 60 

Books and Stationery 27 50 

Postages 348 03 

Sundries 661 

$568 08 
Less amount due Grand Secretary . . 268 08 

— 300 00 

Grand Secretary, balance of Incidentals, 31st 

May, 1887 1 1 2 48 

Allowance to Grand Master 500 00 

Engrossing Address to M. W. Bro. Murray ... 47 50 

Spectator Printing Co., Sundry Printing 1,004 49 

R. Duncan & Co., Registers, etc 9° 95 

Times Printing Co., Sundry Printing 103 95 

Buntin, Gillies & Co., Stationery 34 03 

Expenses, Board of General Purposes 781 50 

Expenses at Meeting of Grand Lodge 86 00 

Copp, Clark & Co., Printing Certificates, etc. . 443 99 

Hunter, Rose & Co., Printing Books 391 75 

M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, Postages, etc., as 

Chairman of Benevolence 15 00 

Affiliation Fee, Masonic Relief Association of 

the United States and Canada T94 50 

Premium on Grand Secretary's Bond 50 00 

R. W. Bro. Harding, expenses investigation at 

Windsor 11 00 

Engrossing Address to the Queen 56 55 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION', TORONTO, 5888. 145 

Expenses investigation at Dunnville $13 oo 

Insurance on Regalia, etc 17 50 

Copy of Lane's Masonic Record 7 7° 

Benevolence : 

Orders on Benevolent Fund $9,840 00 

Mrs. Wilson 300 00 

Miss Wilson 300 00 

Mrs. Harris 225 00 

10,665 00 

Cash in Bank of Commerce, 31st May, 1888. . 9,243 43 

$26,895 32 
The Funds of the Grand Lodge on 31st May, 1888, were 
as follows : 

London Loan Co., debentures $10,000 00 

Western Canada Loan and Savings Co., 

debentures 10,000 00 

Canada Permanent Loan and Savings Co., 

debentures ■ 10,000 00 

Landed Banking and Loan Co., debentures. . 10 000 00 

Hamilton Provident and Loan Co., debentures 10,000 00 
Huron and Erie Loan and Savings Co., 

debentures 10,000 00 

Cash in Bank of Commerce 9,243 43 

$69,243 43 

Which represents the balances at the credit of the following 
accounts : 

General Fund $19,731 14 

Asylum Fund — Balance 31st May, 

1887 $11,074 75 

Add interest collected 349 50 

11,424 25 

Benevolent Investment Account — 

Balance 31st May, 1887 $34,217 83 

Add 10 per cent. Gross Receipts 

from 1st June, 1887 1,566 70 

35J84 53 

Benevolent Fund — Current Account 2,303 51 

$69,243 43 



I \t, .1. I ODGE I IF CANADA. 

The Hoard have examined the following accounts and 
finding them correct recommend their payment : 
Times Printing Co, Proceedings, Constitu- 
tion, etc $ 989 51 

Copp, Clark & Co., Certificates 306 77 

Map and School Supply Co., Mounting Maps 33 00 

R. Duncan & Co., Books, etc 32 30 

Buntin, Gillies & Co., Stationery 15 63 

Grip Printing Co., Engraving and Altering 

Map 61 00 

Murray & Co., Printing Maps 2350 

E. J. B. Pense, Printing 6 50 

Masonic Relief Association of the United 

States and Canada 194 50 

Grand Secretary, balance of Incidentals, 1888 268 08 

Grand Secretary, advance for Incidentals. . . . 300 00 

M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, Postage, Benevolence 15 00 

$2,245 79 

The Board, having had under consideration a scheme 
whereby the accounts of Grand Lodge could be simplified, re- 
commend that the Benevolent Investment and Benevolent 
Current accounts be transferred into the general account of 
Grand Lodge. The amount then required to meet the grants 
reported by the Committee on Benevolence would appear 
among the accounts recommended for payment by the Board ; 
but the Board recommend that the Asylum Trust account be 
continued as before, as a portion of that fund is held in trust 
by Grand Lodge for some of the private Lodges. 

In reference to the clause in the M. W. Grand Master's 
address upon foreign relations, which was referred to the Fin- 
ance Committee for report, the Board recognizing the usefulness 
of such a report to the Craft, recommend that the report upon 
Foreign Correspondence be resumed, that the sum of $100 be 
granted for the purpose of securing the service of an expert 
brother, to be appointed by the G. M., to undertake the work, 
and that the same be printed in the Proceedings of Grand 
Lodge, but not to exceed seventy-five pages. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 1 47 

Regarding the letter of R. W. Bro. Sydney F. Walker, 
representative of the Grand Lodge of Canada, near the Grand 
Lodge of New York, asking this Grand Lodge to furnish him 
with the jewel of a representative, as a resolution had been 
adopted by the Grand Lodge of New York that all such repre- 
sentatives should appear with the proper jewel of their office, 
the Board recommend that a suitable jewel be procured and 
sent to our representative. 

An application having been received from Forest Lodge, No. 
393, Chesley, asking for a remission of dues, and that anew 
charter be granted free of cost, as their Lodge and appurtenan- 
ces were destroyed by fire, the Board recommend that a new 
warrant be issued to them free of cost, but that the remission 
of dues cannot be complied with as Grand Lodge has for 
some years declined to entertain such requests. 

A similar application was received from the W. M. of Cam- 
eron Lodge 232, Wallacetown, asking for remission of Grand 
Lodge dues, which it is recommended be also declined. It 
was clearly the business of the officers of Lodges to see that 
their furniture and regalia, etc., are properly insured, and if 
such precautions were adopted there would be no necessity of 
making application to Grand Lodge for assistance. 

Referring to the communication from Prince Albert Lodge, 
No. 183, Port Perry, with regard to a dispute in the amount 
owing Grand Lodge, the Board not having the evidence that is 
necessary to decide the dispute, cannot deal clearly with the 
matter, and would suggest that the D. D. G. M. be instructed 
to enquire into the matter and report to the Grand Master for 
his adjudication. 

The Board having received a notification from Mr. Roberts, 
Manager of the Bank of Commerce, Hamilton, that after 24th 
July our deposits would bear interest at three per cent., re- 
commend that the sum of $5,000 out of the balance to the 
credit of Grand Lodge in that institution be invested in de- 
bentures in a manner similar to our other investments. 

Fraternally submitted. 

T. Sargant, 

Chairman of Sub- Committee, 



148 



<;i: \\i> i.(H)i;i 01 CAN \h.\. 



It was moved by R. W. Bra R. T. Walkem, seconded by 
R. W. I'.ro. Thos. Sargant, and 

Resolved, -That the report of the Hoard on Audit and Finance be 
received and (subsequently) adopted. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF BENEVOLENCE. 

R. \V. 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 : — 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

i Toronto Board of Relief $100 Sec.-Treas. Toronto L.B.R. 

2 Hamilton " " ioo " Hamilton " 

3 London " " ioo " London " 

4 Ottawa " " 30 " Ottawa 

5 Kingston " " 60 " Kingston " 

6 Peterboro' " " 20 " Peterboro' " 

7 Windsor " " 30 " Windsor " 

8 Widow of J. K 10 " Toronto 

9 " A. De G 40 

10 " J. P 30 

11 " W. J 20 

12 " J.J 10 

13 " F. N 20 " " " 

14 " J. W. C 20 

15 " J. A 10 

16 " J. P 20 

17 " J. McK 20 

18 " H. B 20 

19 " R. R 30 

20 " J. G 20 " " « 

21 " R. S. B 20 

22 " E. G 30 " " " 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 



149 



No. To Whom Granted. 

23 Widow of C S 

S. McB. 
J. M. ... 
A. W. T . 
T. R. . . . 
J. G. B . 
E. A. M. 
J. W. F. 
W. H.F. 

C. Y. F. 

D. S.... 
G. W. S . 



24 

25 

26 ' 

27 

28 

29 

30 

3i 

32 

33 
34 

35 Bro. D. B 

36 Janet, Orphan of J. M 

37 Euphema, " " 

38 Orphans of W. A. G 

39 Widow of G. S 

40 
41 
42 

43 
44 

45 
46 

47 



49 
5o 
5i 
52 
53 
54 
55 
56 
57 
58 
59 



P. P 

W. W. P . . 
T. B. H . . 

J- W 

\V. W. R. . 

P. S 

W. S 

W. L 

T. McC . . 
W. A. H... 
T. E. S . . 
J. W. H . . 
W. J. S. K 
J. S. L.... 
J. McK.. 
A. McM... 
J. R. G... 

J- B 

G. G 

T. S 



Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

30 Sec-Treas Toronto L. B. R. 

20 



3° 
20 
20 

3° 
40 
40 
3° 
3° 
20 
40 
40 
10 
10 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 

3° 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
10 

30 
20 
20 

3° 
20 

3° 
3° 



Harrnlton 



»5° 



GRAND LODGE i»l CANADA. 



No. To Whom Granted. Annunt. Through Whom Payable. 

60 Widow of T. M. W 20 Scc-Treas. Hamilton L.B.R. 

61 " W. I) 20 

62 " J. A. M 30 

63 " J. L 1 40 

64 " R. S 3° 

65 Wife of J. R. G 40 

66 Sarah Louisa dau. of P. H.E 20 

67 Brother C W. S 5° 

68 " J. K... t 50 

69 Widow of T. W 20 " London " 



70 

7* 

72 

73 
74 

75 
76 

77 
73 

79 
80 
81 
82 

83 
84 

85 
86 

87 
88 

89 
90 

91 
92 

93 
94 

95 
96 



J. L. C 10 

E. L , ... 10 

T. L 20 

A. Mel 20 

C B 30 

L. H 30 

E. J. G 20 

D. M 20 

A. G 4° 

G. C 

J- P 

W. H. K.. 

T. McC. L. 

J. W 

R.J.S.... 

D. McK 20 



20 
20 
10 

3° 
20 
20 



W. H. S. 
S. M. ... 
H. R. B. 
I. EL... 
L. G. J.. 
L. O. . . . 
J. R.... 

I. H 

J. E.... 

T. E 

G. B. G. 



10 
30 

3° 

20 

3° 
3° 
10 
20 

3° 
20 
20 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. I 5 1 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount Through Whom Payable. 

97 Widow of H. A. B 40 Sec.-Treas. London L.B.R. 

98 " J. W 20 " " 

99 " F. L 30 " " " 

00 W. McC 20 " 

01 Wife and children of J. M 20 " " " 

02 Orphans of J. 20 " " " 

03 Brother S. T 50 " " " 

04 " J. B 50 " " " 

05 Widow of T. S 30 " Ottawa 

06 " J. S 20 

07 " J. H 20 " " 

08 " T. S. S 20 

09 " E. C. B 30 " " " 

10 " J. McK 30 " " " 

11 u E. P 30 " 

12 " J. W. 1 20 " " " 

13 " W. W. H 40 

14 " J. G. D. 30 " " « 

15 Orphans of J. 40 " " " 

16 " J. M 10 " " " 

17 " H. McB 30 « " " 

18 Widow of T. H 20 " Kingston " 

19 " R. C. B 30 " 

20 " S. B ,30 " " « 

21 " G. A 10 " " « 

22 " J. B. T 20 " " « 

23 " A. D. McD. . . 10 " " " 

24 " J. K. 30 

25 " J. K. 20 " 

26 " W. T 30 

27 " W. R 20 " » « 

28 " W. J 40 " " « 

29 " R. N 10 " " « 

30 " I). C 30 " " " 

31 " W. M. N 30 " " " 

32 " J. H. B 30 

33 " J. J. W 20 " " " 



152 GHAND LODGE I »i I ANAD \. 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

134 Brother T. I' 40 Sec-Treas. Kingston L.B.R, 

135 Orphans of W. R 20 

136 Widow of 1'. W. K 20 " Peterborough " 

137 « W. B 20 

138 " T. B. M 30 

139 " S. T 40 

140 " S. W 20 " " " 

141 " H. C 20 

142 " A. P 20 " " ** 

143 " J. J. J. T 20 " Chatham " 

144 " R. L 20 " " " 

145 " D. C 30 " " 

146 " J. McP 30 " " " 

147 " M. T. 20 " " 

148 " Wm. C 20 " Guelph 

149 Orphans of G. S. B 30 

150 Widow of R. A. K 30 " " 

151 Brother J. E. W 50 " " " 

152 Louisa, dau. of R. H. L. . 20 " " " 

153 Widow of S. I 20 " Stratford 

154 " J. W. S 30 " St. Thomas " 

i55 " C. J. E 30 « Gait 

156 " A. K 20 " " " 

157 " T. B ,..20 " " " 

158 " J. C. S 30 

159 " W. L 10 " Strathroy " . 

160 « R. W. M 10 

161 " J. C. S 30 " " «' 

162 " J. S 20 " " " 

163 " D. R 10 " ' " 

164 " W. J. B 20 " " « 

165 " H. H 20 

166 " J. McN 20 " " " 

167 " R. C. S 20 

168 M A. McB 20 " " 

169 " T. C 20 " " « 

170 " T. C 30 



\\\l\l COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 153 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

171 Orphans of J. M. B 10 Sec.-Treas. Strathroy L.B.R. 

172 Widow of S. K 10 " Goderich " 

173 " E. C 20 

174 " H. R 20 

175 " M. McP 30 

176 " D.'McL 30 " " " 

177 " W. S. McK.... 20 

178 " P. N 20 " " " 

179 Brother J. S. V 50 

180 Widow of W. P 30 " Woodstock " 

181 " J. C 20 

182 " G. F. P 20 

183 " H. H 20 

184 " G. M 10 

185 " A. S 40 

186 " J- A. J 40 

187 " T. A 40 " Barrie 

188 Brother J. B 50 

189 Widow of F. A. C 30 " Brockville " 

190 " E. McN 50 " " 

191 " J. G. F 20 " Owen Sound " 

192 " A. S. Mel 10 " " 

193 J. T 20 W.M. Niagara, 2. 

194 " R. H 20 " 

195 " W. H 20 " Norfolk, 10. 

196 " A. D 20 " 

197 " J. B 20 " " 

198 " L. W 30 " 

199 Brother J. B. H 40 " Moira, it. 

200 Widow of W. D 10 " True Britons, 14. 

201 " J. H 30 " " 

202 A. Jane, orphan of J- N.. 30 " " 

203 Widow of J. J. C 20 " Prince Edward, 18. 

204 " W. S 30 " " 

205 " J. McG 20 " Ontario, 26. 

206 " W. J. P 30 « 

207 " W. J 20 " Composite, 30. 



154 '' 1: NN " l " 1 "' 1 - "> CANADA. 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

20S Orphan of R. F 20 VV. M. Composite, 30. 

209 Widow of A. D 30 " Jerusalem, 31. 

210 " J. G 10 " 

211 " W. 1 30 " Amity, 32. 

212 '• VV. J 20 " 

213 Brother A. C 40 " 

214 Widow of S. W 20 " " 

215 " J. McV 20 " Thistle, 34- 

216 Orphans of M. S 10 " 

217 Widow of J. K 20 " Hiram, 37. 

218 " P. S. McK. . . 20 " 

219 " I. N 30 " Trent, 38. 

220 " D. L. C to " Madoc, 48. 

221 " R. W 20 " Vaughan, 54. 

222 M T. R 10 " 

223 " A. G 30 " Merrickville, 55. 

224 " I. L. S 30 " Durham, 66. 

225 " D. C 20 " St. James', 73. 

226 " W. A. B 20 " 

227 " J.I 20 " 

228 Brother J. 1 40 " '*' 

229 Widow of F. W. B 30 " King Hiram, 78. 

230 Brother J. W 40 " Simcoe, 79. 

231 Widow of D. McL 10 " St. John's, 81. 

232 " J. McK 30 " 

233 " E. H 20 " 

234 " R. H 20 " Manito, 90. 

235 " J- B 40 " 

236 " A. N. B 20 " Colborne, 91. 

237 " T. A. G 20 " 

238 " G. G 10 " 

239 " J. E. B 20 " 

240 Orphans of J. B. C 20 " " 

241 " W. J. D 20 " Northern Light, 93. 

242 Brother J. M 50 " " 

243 Widow of W. H 20 " Sharon, 97. 

244 " R. B. C. P 20 " 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 1 55 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 

245 Widow of C G 30 W. M. Sharon, 97. 

246 Orphans of J. A 20 " Sharon, 97. 

247 Widow of R. F 40 " Tuscan, 99. 

248 " J. S. B 30 " Valley, 100. 

249 " R. B 20 " Maple Leaf, 103. 

250 " J. F. R 30 " 

251 Eliza, daughter of S. S. . . 20 " St. John's, 104. 

252 Widow of T. P 20 " Burford, ro6. 

253 " J- B -S 3° " 

254 " E. U 20 " Albion, 109. 

255 " G. W. V 20 ,: 

256 Brother P. M 40 " 

257 Widow of J. P 30 " Central, no. 

258 " T. D. H 40 " " 

259 ' : W. A 20 " Wilson, 1 13. 

260 " W. S. P 20 " 

261 " W. P 20 " 

262 " J. W. B 30 " 

263 " L. B 20 " 

264 " A. M 30 " Ivy, 115. 

265 " }. H. H 30 " 

266 " R. B 30 " Cassia, 1:6. 

267 " T. A 20 " Maple Leaf, 1 19. 

268 " M. C 40 " 

269 W. P 20 " Doric, 12/. 

270 " H. R 20 " 

271 " C B 30 " 

272 " R. X 20 " The Belleville, 123. 

273 Orphans of G. B. F 20 " " 

274 Widow of J. A. P 20 " Cornwall, 125. 

275 " T. P. D 20 " 

276 " W. H 30 " 

277 " J. R 30 " Golden Rule, 126. 

278 " H. O'N 30 " 

279 " J. H 10 " Rising Sun, 129. 

280 " J. M 20 " St. Clair, 135. 

281 " J. P 20 " St. Clair, 135 



156 (IRANI) LODGE OF CANADA. 

No. To Whom Granted. Amount. Through Whom Payable. 



282 Widow of W. K 4° 

283 Brother J. B 4° 

284 " w. C. ] 

285 " VV. F. L 

286 " J. J 

287 " R- G 

288 " J. D. R 

289 Harriet, dau. of J. B. S. 

290 Widow of J. T 

291 " W. A. D 

292 " D. T 30 

293 Orphans of T. W 40 

294 Widow of J. W. McK to 

295 " W. F 20 

296 Brother E. J. H •. . 20 

297 Widow of F. A. C . . . 



20 
10 

3° 
20 
20 
40 

3° 

20 



W. M. St. Clair, 135. 
" Richardson, 136 
" Pythagoras, 137 

Lebanon, 139 
Prince of Wales, 146 



20 

3° 
10 

30 
40 



298 " F. B 

299 " J- C 

300 '< J. K 

301 " W. A. F... 

302 " T. DeW 20 

303 " C. R 30 

304 " W. H. C 30 

3°5 " J- E. D 30 

306 " R. W. W 30 

307 " R. R 20 

308 Brother J. T 40 

309 Widow of H. W 30 

310 Brother J. D. F 50 

3 1 1 Widow of J. N 30 

312 " G. S 30 

3*3 " J- F. G 30 

314 Brother of J. C L 40 

315 Widow of E. A. S 20 

316 Orphans of J. C. R 10 

317 Brother J. C. S 50 



318 Widow of F. B 40 



Mississippi, 147 



Erie, 149 

Burns, 153 

York, 156 

Simpson, 157 
(i 

Percy, 161 
(< 

Macnab, 169 
Prince of Wales, 171 

Walsingham, 174 

<( 

Oriental, 181 

Prince Albert, 183 
Orillia, 192 
Petrolia, 194 
Leeds, 201 
Irvine, 203 
Lancaster, 207 

Evergreen, 209 

<< 

Craig, 214 
Lake, 215 
Lake, 215. 
Harris, 216. 
Zeredatha, 220. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 



157 



No 

3*9 
320 
321 
322 

323 
3 2 4 



To Whom Granted. Amount. 

Widow of J. Z 20 W. 



D. P 

W. L 

A. B. S. . . . 
T. LeR... 
N. H 

325 Brother W. N 40 

326 Widow of T. F 40 



20 
40 

3° 
20 

3° 



A. K 30 

J. W 40 

R. J. C 20 

J. A 10 

" J. A. B 20 

McK. C 30 

F. N 20 

334 Brother W. H. H 40 

335 " J- H 50 

336 " T. G 30 

337 Widow of J- H 20 



327 
328 

329 
33° 
33* 
332 
333 



338 
339 
34° 
34i 
342 



S. W 40 

C R 30 

" J. McR 20 

P. S 20 

C C B 30 

343 Brother W. W 40 

344 Widow of A. B 20 

345 " J- s - ■ 3° 

346 " J- J- E 20 

347 Brother J. P 40 

348 Widow of G. H. R.. . 



349 
35° 
35 1 
352 
353 
354 
355 



40 

H. C. H 10 

J. M 

D. J. B 

C. H. L 

V. B 

H. E 

E. E. S 



10 

3° 
3° 
20 

3° 
20 



Through Whom Payable. 

M. Bernard, 225. 



Ionic, 229. 

Beaver, 234. 

<( 

Manitoba, 236 
Havelock, 238. 
•Thistle, 250. 
Clifton, 254. 
Harriston, 262. 

K 

Northern Light, 266. 
Cedar, 270. 



Mystic, 278. 
New Hope, 279. 

u 

Lome, 282. 



Temple, 296. 
Blyth, 303. 
Minerva, 304. 
Durham, 306. 
Morning Star, 309. 



Clementi, 313. 
Blair, 314. 

Wilmot, 318. 

<< 

<< 
Hiram, 319. 



1 5 8 



GRAND LODGE OF i VNADA. 



To Whom Granted. 



356 Brother T. 

357 Widow of 

358 Mother of 

359 Widow of 

360 Brother A. 

36 1 Widow of 
362 
363 
364 

365 

366 Brother J. 

367 Widow of 
368 
369 
37o 
37i 
372 

373 

374 Brother R. 

375 Widow of 
376 
377 



I. W. S... . 

!• A 

A. P 

J. C. McT.. 

E. R 

W. M. E. . . 
I'. J.-H.H.. 
H. P. 1! . . 

W. R 

R. V 

R. B 

R. Y 

C C 

T. S 

T. W. R . . . . 

D. M 

J. W 

E. A 

M 

W. S 

W. D. McR. 
A. B 



tmnunt. Through Whom Payable. 

50 W. M. Hiram 319. 



Walker, 321. 
Alvinston, 323. 

The Hammond, 327. 
Orient, 339. 
Occident, 346. 



20 
20 
10 

5° 
40 

30 

30 " 

40 " Granite, 352. 

20 " Brock, 354. 

50 " Waterdown, 357. 

20 " Maple Leaf, 362. 

40 " Mimico, 369. 

30 " Lome, 375. 

30 " Alpha, 384. 

40 " McColl, 386. 

20 " Crystal Fountain, 389 

30 " Florence, 390. 

50 " Howard, 391, 

30 " Oakville, 400. 

40 " Manitoulin, 407. 

40 M.W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, 
[Montreal. 



The following returns have been received from the Local 
Boards of Relief, as at 31st May, 1888. 



RECEIPTS 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1887 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 

To 27 Pensioners 

Grant from 10 Lodges, 

viz.: 16, 25, 65, 75, S6, 

218, 316, 326, 367, 410. 

Loans returned 

Miscellaneous 



TORONTO. 

EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

$1,148 13 to 27 Pensioners $ 67000 

Local Relief 320 20 

Transient Relief 186 35 



100 00 
680 00 



535 20 
78 35 
99 50 



Incidentals 

One Order returned. 

Loans 

Other Payments 



16 86 
10 00 
78 00 
78 24 



Total Expenditure $1*359 65 

Balance on hand 1,281 53 



$2,641 18 



$2,641 18 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 



'59 



HAMILTON. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand ji>t May, 

18S7 $ 320 06 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 100 00 

To 31 Pensioners 800 00 

Grants from 5 Lodges, 

viz. : 6, 27, 40, 61, 324, 

and other sources 531 65 

$1,751 71 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 31 Pensioners .... $ 770 00 

Local Relief 319 00 

Transient Relief 106 15 

Two Orders returned .... 30 00 

Total Expenditure $1,225 l S 

Balance on hand 526 56 



$1,751 71 



LONDON. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1887 :..$ 104 56 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 100 00 

To 32 Pensioners 800 00 

Grants from 8 Lodges, 

viz : 20, 42, 64, 195, 

209a, 330, 378, 380... . 230 25 

Other Sources 22 22 

Masonic Temple Widows' 

Fund 240 00 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 32 Pensioners $ 800 00 

Local Relief 316 50 

Transient Relief 125 21 

Incidentals 24 32 



Total Expenditure $1,266 03 

Balance on hand 231 00 



$1,497 03 



$M97 03 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 
1887 

Direct Grant from Grand 
Lodge 

To 10 Pensioners 

Grants from 5 Lodges, 
viz.: 5S, 148, 177, 264, 
371 



OTTAWA. 

EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 
> 53 39 to IO Pensioners $3*0 00 

Local Relief 50 00 

30 00 Transient Relief 32 00 

310 00 Incidentals 8 38 



Total Expenditure $400 38 

Balance on hand 93 01 



RECEIPTS. 
Balance on hand 31st May, 

1887 

Direct Grant from Grand 



$493 39 $493 39 

KINGSTON. 

EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

$ 10 48 to 18 Pensioners $520 00 

Local Relief 149 00 



1 6c 



GRAND LODG1 OF I WAhA. 



Lodge $50 00 

To 18] 520 00 

Grants from 2 Lodges.... 204 82 

Other Sources 35 °° 



520 30 



Transient Relief $107 00 

Funeral Expenses 39 82 

Incidentals. 42 

Total Expenditure $816 24 

Balance on hand 4 06 



520 30 



PETERBORO'. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1887 $ 4 21 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 20 00 

To 8 Pensioners 230 00 

Grants from 2 Lodges, 

viz.: ICO, 155 40 00 



$294 21 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from (J rand Lodge 

to 8 Pensioners $226 11 

Local Relief 3000 

Transient Relief 25 00 

Incidentals 26 



Total Expenditure $281 37 

Balance on hand 12 84 

$294 21 



CHATHAM. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1887 $ 20 45 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 40 00 

To 3 Pensioners 80 00 

Grants from 2 Lodges, 

viz.: 46, 267 20 00 

$160 45 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 3 Pensioners $ 80 OO 

Local Relief 20 00 

Transient Relief 10 10 



Total Expenditure $110 10 

Balance on hand 50 35 



$160 45 



GUELPH. 

RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 

Balance on hand 31st May, Grants from Grand Lodge 

1887 $ 1 14 to 4 Pensioners $120 00 

To 4 Pensioners 120 00 Local Relief 55 60 

Grants from 3 Lodges, Transient Relief 1000 

viz.: 180,258, 361 65 25 Incidentals 60 

Total Expenditure $186 20 

Balance on hand 19 



$186 39 



$186 39 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888 



l6l 



STRATFORD. 

RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 

Balance on hand 31st May, Grant from Grand Lodge 

18S7 $ 21 53 to 1 Pensioner $ 20 00 

To 1 Pensioner 20 00 Local Relief 20 00 

Incidentals 25 

Total Expenditure $ 40 25 

Balance on hand . 1 28 

$ 41 53 $ 4i 53 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 
1887 

Direct Grant from Grand 
Lodge 

To 2 Pensioners 



ST. THOMAS. 

EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 
$ 63 to 2 Pensioners $ 60 00 

Transient Relief 1 00 

10 00 Incidentals 63 

60 00 , 

Total Expenditure $ 61 63 

Balance on hand 9 00 

$70 63 $70 63 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1887 $ 21 10 

To 3 Pensioners 90 00 

Grants from 2 Lodges, 

viz. : 72, 257 54 00 



GALT. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 3 Pensioners $ 90 00 

Local Relief 54 00 

Transient Relief 5 20 

Incidentals 1 03 



$165 10 



Total Expenditure $150 23 

Balance on hand 14 87 



$165 10 



STRATHROY. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1887 $ 10 13 

To 12 Pensioners 260 00 

Grants from 2 Lodges, 

viz. : 83, 366 44 25 

Other Sources 



38 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 12 Pensioners $260 00 

Local Relief 10 00 

Funeral Expenses 36 25 

incidentals 851 



$314 76 Total Expenditure $314 76 



162 



GRAND LODGE OK CANADA. 
GODERICH. 



RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 

To 8 Pensioners $250 00 Grants from Grand Lodge 

Grants from 1 Lodge, viz. : to 8 Pensioners $250 00 

33 912 Local Relief 32 00 

Other Sources 40 00 Transient Relief 8 00 

Incidentals 9 12 

$299 12 Total Expenditure $299 12 

WINDSOR. 

RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 

Balance on hand 31st May, Transient Relief $ 36 50 

1887 $ 26 00 

Direct Grant from Grand 

Lodge 10 00 



Balance due Treasurer. 



$36 00 
5° 



$36 50 Total Expenditure $ 36 50 



WOODSTOCK. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1887 .... $ 1 59 

To 7 Pensioners 220 00 

Grants from 1 Lodge, viz.: 

76 31 00 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 7 Pensioners $220 00 

Local Relief 25 00 

Transient Relief 815 



$252 59 
Balance due Treasurer. . . 56 



$253 15 Total Expenditure -$253 15 



BARRIE. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand 31st May, 

1887 $ 13 35 

To 4 Pensioners 140 00 

Grants from 2 Lodges, 

viz. : 97, 230 25 00 



EXPENDITURE. 

Grants from Grand Lodge 

to 4 Pensioners $'4° °° 

Local Relief 10 00 

Transient Relief 25 00 



Total Expenditure $175 00 

Balance on hand 3 35 



$178 35 



$178 35 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION. TORONTO. 5888. 1 63 

BROCKVILLE. 

RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 

Balance on hand 31st May, Grants from Grand Lodge 

1887 $ 83 65 to 2 Pensioners $ 50 00 

To 2 Pensioners 50 00 Local Relief 30 00 

Grants from 1 Lodge. ... 8 00 Transient Relief 1 25 

Funeral Expenses 10 00 

Total Expenditure 91 25 

Balance on hand 50 40 

$141 65 $141 65 

OWEN SOUND. 

RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. 

Balance on hand 31st May, Grants from Grand Lodge 

1887 $23 45 to 2 Pensioners $50 00 

To 2 Pensioners 50 00 Local Relief 20 00 

Total Expenditure 70 00 

Balance on hand 3 45 

• $73 45 $73 45 

The Lodges which, by their "return" of grants made by 
Grand Lodge, and made payable through the Master of the 
Lodge, show that they have raised money by local contribution, 
and expended the same for benevolent purposes, are the 
following, viz. : No. 18, $50 ; No. 26, $63.50 ; No. 30, $5 ; 
No. 31, $16.50 ; No. 32, $23.85 ; No. 54, $33 ; No. 69, $24 ; 
No. 73, $30; No. 90, $136.65; No. 93, $49-5°; No. 97, 
$102 ; No. 100, $37-5° J No. 103, $44.50 ; No. 104, $43.65 ; 
No. no, $1.50 ; No. 113, $27 ; No. 121, $3 ; No. 126, $30 ; 
No. 139, $15 ; No. 146, $1 ; No. 149, $50 ; No. 201, $11.50 ; 
No. 209, $5; No. 229, $450; No. 234, $41-75; No. 270, 
$37.40; No. 314, $10.50; No. 319, $14; making in all 
$911.80. 

The Lodges which, by their "return " only show the moneys 
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, 10, 
14, 36, 37, 55) 62 > 66 > 77, 79> 81, 91, 99' J °6, 109, 119, 129, 



164 CRANK LODCI 01 CANADA. 

i35. '47. i53» 154. '57, l6l > l 74, 181,200,214,216,250, 

255, 271, 279, 282, 304, 306, 323, 329, 346, 362, 389. 

The Lodges in default of making "return" of grants, as 
required by rule of Grand Lodge, and in consequence of which 
default no order for any subsequent grant will be issued until 
such " return " is made, are the following : For grants made 
July, 1880, No. 94, $40, No. 353, $30. For grants made July, 

1881, No. 179, $40; No. 312, $80. For grants made July, 

1882, No. 159, $30, No. 217, $30 For grants made July, 1883, 
No. 39, $20; No. 210, $50; No. 284, $40. For grants made 
July, 1884, No. 82, $30; No. 168, $20; No. 196, $20; No. 

256, $50. For grants made July, 1885, No. 74, $30 ; No. 80, 
$70; No. 140, $30; No. 165, $30; No. 189, $50. For 
grants made July, 1886, No. 29, $20; No. 89, $20; No. 171, 
$60; No. 215, $40; No. 235, $20; No. 239, $40 ; No. 261, 
$50; No. 263, $40; No. 281, $20; No. 286, $40; No. 307, 
$20; No. 311, $40; No. 388, $30; No.^97, $30. For 
grants made July, 1887, No. 9, $60; No. 24, $20; No. 38, 

$3° 
$70 

$40 
$40 
$40 
$80 
$80. 

The Board recommend that Private Lodges and Local 
Boards of Relief making application to Grand Lodge for aid 
from the funds of benevolence, on behalf of a brother or of 
relatives of a deceased brother, be required to comply in each 
and every case, whether it be a first application or a renewal of 
a grant, with the Rules of Grand Lodge, by making the ap- 
plication on the form adopted by Grand Lodge, and by fully 
answering every question thereon. 

That no grant be made to an unaffiliated brother, nor to 
relatives of a deceased brother, who at the time of his death 
was an unaffiliated Mason. 

That Grand Lodge grants to a brother or to relatives of a 
deceased brother are to be considered as supplementary aid to 



No. 45, $30 ; No. 48, $20 ; No. 116, $30; No. 125, 
No. 131, $40; No. 136, $40; No. 137, $30; No. 194, 
No. 219, $30; No. 225, $20 ; No. 236, $50; No. 238 
No. 241, $20 ; No. 262, $40 ; No. 266, $20 ; No. 272, 
No. 278,340; No. 289, $30; No. 303, $40; No. 309, 
No. 321, $40 ; No. 347, $30 ; No. 354, $20 ; No. 400, 



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that given by the Private Lodge or Local Board of Relief ap- 
plying for and recommending such a grant. 

That it shall be the duty of every District Deputy Grand 
Master to enquire fully into the particulars of each case within 
his District, of the parties for whom aid from the Grand Lodge 
funds is being solicited, and to report to Grand Lodge the 
result of such enquiry of each individual case, upon a form 
prepared for that purpose by the Board of General Purposes, 
such report to be sent to and be in the possession of the 
Grand Secretary not later than the first day of July in each 
year, and be accessible to the Committee on Benevolence for 
information. And that it shall be the duty of each Private 
Lodge and Local Board of Relief intending to solicit such aid 
to notify the District Deputy Grand Master within whose 
jurisdiction such Lodge or Board is situate, of such intention, 
in due time to enable him to make such enquiry and report. 

Fraternally submitted. 

Otto Klotz, 

Chairman Sub- Committee. 

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. 



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 : 

The Board have had under consideration that portion of 
the address of the M. W. the Grand Master, containing his 
rulings and decisions on important points brought to his atten- 
tion, numbered from one to twelve, and also his rulings as to 
certain by-laws submitted to him for confirmation. The 



1 66 OS \ V -'I> 1 ODGI OF CANADA. 

Board concur in all his rulings and decisions and recommend 
that the same be confirmed by Grand Lodge.. 

The Board have duly considered the request of Sussex 
Lodge, No. 5, B:ockville, re the privilege of wearing gold 
jewels, and have had an interview with the W. M. of the 
Lodge and R. W. Bro. Derbyshire, who produced all the 
necessary books, documents, &c, establishing the fact that the 
Lodge has been in existence from December, A. D. 1817 ; 
that they secured a warrant from the Provincial G. L. in 1822 ; 
that they worked on continuously until December, 1827 ; they 
then ceased to meet until August, 1852, when work was re 
sumed under the old warrant and under the same W. M. who 
had been elected at their last meeting in December, 1827. 
In October, 1852, they received a warrant from the Provincial 
G. L. of Canada, and in 1855 and 1856 they took part in the 
formation of the G. L. of Canada, and have since continued to 
work prosperously and successfully. 

Notwithstanding the above detailed circumstances, and 
Grand Lodge having already established a precedent by grant- 
ing to another Lodge a similar favor under a very similar state 
of facts, the Board cannot recommend that the petition be 
granted, as making differences in the position of Lodges does 
not, in the opinion of the Board, conduce to the general 
benefit of Masonry or to the well-being of Lodges in the 
neighborhood of the Lodge to which the special privileges are 
granted. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Henry Macpherson, 

Chairman of Sub-Committee on Jurisprudence. 



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 (subsequently) adopted. 



ANNUAL .COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 167 

REPORT OF THE BOARD Re ST. JOHN'S LODGE 20 
AND ST. JOHN'S LODGE 209a. 

R. \V. Bro. R. T. Walkem, on behalf of the Board, pre- 
sented and read the following 

report : 

The Board of General Purposes beg leave to report, as 
follows, on that portion of the Address of the M. W. the 
Grand Master, having reference to St. John's Lodge No. 20 
and St. John's Lodge No. 209a, London. 

The Board fully agree with the M. W. the Grand Master as 
to the expediency of having a uniformity of ritual under its 
jurisdiction. On referring, however, to Section 144, it appears 
the Constitution, as amended last session, recognizes the right 
of a Lodge to continue its work in a form other than that 
prescribed, if it can show to the Grand Master that this right 
was conceded as a condition of its having submitted to the 
jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge. This clause is quite incon- 
sistent with Section 24, which affirms that the Grand Lodge 
has the power of altering, repealing or abrogating any of its 
laws and regulations, and the said amendment appears to have 
been adopted without full consideration of its mischievous 
consequences. 

The Board would recommend that this amendment be 
repealed, and that all Lodges under the jurisdiction of the 
Grand Lodge should be required to adopt the authorized work, 
and that any Lodge claiming to use a different work should, 
after a reasonable time, be required to adopt such authorized 
work. 

With regard to the alleged contract between the Grand 
Master and Lodge No. 209a, the Board are of opinion that 
even if proved, it was entered into improperly, and though 
hitherto tacitly acquiesced in, it has never been formally 
adopted by Grand Lodge, and your Board are of opinion that, 
even if the contract be as alleged, it is not inconsistent with 
the power of Grand Lodge to alter the work. 

The Board cannot too forcibly endorse and support the M. 



1 68 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

\\ the Grand Master in his remarks ;is to the inexpediency 
and impropriety of unnecessary publication of Masonic mat- 
ters in the public press, and more particularly the publication of 
unfortunate differences between brethren. These publications 
can tend to no good purpose even amongst members of the 
Craft, and incur reproaches from the outside world, who fairly 
presume the guiding star of our Order to be brotherly love and 
friendship. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

Jas. H. Burritt, 

Chairman of Sub-Committee. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, seconded by 
R. W. Bro. J. H. Burritt, and 

Resolved, — That the Report of the Hoard on that portion of the address 
of the M. W. the Grand Master, having reference to St. John's Lodge, 
No. 20, and St. John's Lodge, No. 209a, be received and (subsequently) 
adopted. 



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 carefully, and with gratification, perused the 
reports of the D. D. G. M's of the seventeen districts compris- 
ing Grand Lodge. The repoits, with a few exceptions, are 
indicative of zeal and assiduity on the part of the officers in 
charge of the Districts. • The care taken in the preparation of 
these official statements is ample evidence that without fee or 
reward the R. W. Brethren in charge have acted in conformity 
with former suggestions of the Board, and minimized the 
amount of clerical labor in the reports presented, at the same 
time giving maximum of information, without which it would 
be impossible to estimate the progress of the Craft in this 
jurisdiction. Many of these reports are very readable and are 
compiled in a highly satisfactory manner. 

THE CHARACTER OF THE DISTRICT REPORTS. 

The Report from No. 1 District (Erie) is brief and yet of a 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 169 

hopeful character. A few more details of the work in the 
Lodges would have been acceptable. 

The Report from No. 2. District (St. Clair) is a valuable 
addition to the records of District officers, giving minute infor- 
mation of work in each of the Lodges. 

In the Report from No. 3 District (London) the virtue of 
brevity has been cultivated at the cost of comprehensiveness. 
The space occupied is barely sufficient to record the work of 
such an important District. It is satisfactory, however, to 
know that all the Lodges, with one exception, are in good 
condition. 

The Report from No. 4 District (South Huron) is a very 
readable and interesting document. It shows that the Craft 
work is in a healthy state in this District. 

The Report from No. 5 District (North Huron) is a care- 
fully worded epitome of the Craft work, with much of interest 
to the fraternity, and adds substantially to the stores of Craft 
knowledge. 

The Report from No. 6 District (Wilson) is rather brief, but 
nevertheless is able, broad and readable. 

The Report from No. 7 District (Wellington) is frugal in 
information and only gives in a general way reference to the 
work. It contains a useful tabulated statement. 

The Report from No. 8 District (Hamilton) is interesting 
and instructive. 

The Report from No. 9 District (Georgian) is excellent in 
detail, giving minute information concerning the Lodges. 

The Report from No. 10 District (Niagara) is another report 
that is rather limited in information. As it is of a reassuring 
character it might be lengthened with advantage to the District 
and the Craft. 

The Report from No. 11 District (Toronto) bears evidence 
of ability and care in preparation, is exhaustive and replete 
with information in tabulated form. It is gratifying to note 
the improvement made in the work of many Lodges reported 
on adversely last year in this District. 



170 (iKAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

The Report from No. 12 District -(Ontario) is complete in 
every respect, giving detailed information of all Lodges. 

The Report from No. 13 District (Prince Edward) is en- 
couraging and affords in excellent form all necessary informa- 
tion, with a carefully prepared tabulated statement. 

The report from No. 14 District (Frontenac) is comprehen- 
sive, satisfactory and hopeful. It is a useful resume of the Craft 
work. 

The Report from No. 15 District (St. Lawrence) gives 
evidence of earnest attention in preparation. The tabulated 
statement is a most commendable feature, as it gives informa- 
tion of essential value. 

The Report from No. 16 District (Ottawa) is a lucid and 
readable rendering of the work of the fraternity, with many 
points of deep interest. 

The Report from No. 17 District (Algoma) is instructive and 
shows that the wants of the Craft are being carefully looked 
after in the Northwestern part of this jurisdiction. 

ATTENDANCE AT LODGE MEETINGS. 

The Board are impressed with the fact that the attend- 
ance at the Lodges shows a much better average than that of 
former years. Every effort should be made by W. M's to keep 
up the interest in the work, and the apparent monotony of 
Lodge routine might be varied by lectures, not only on the 
symbolism of Craft work, but on kindred subjects of importance 
to the brethren. It is suggested in this connection that 
historical recollections of every Lodge, similar to those given 
in the eleventh District, would be deeply interesting to the 
members. Thus the future historian of the Craft would have 
a foundation on which to build his work. It would be gratify- 
ing to the Board to know that every Lodge had its history 
compiled from its inception. In a few years those whose 
memories can aid the chronicler will be garnered into " that 
quiet haven of us all ", and then their treasured knowledge 
will be lost to the Masonic antiquarian. The history of the 
Craft Lodges in Canada would be invaluable, and all who 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 17 I 

contribute to it in any form are doing a life- long service to the 
fraternity. 

QUALITY OF THE WORK. 

The reports, as a general rule, speak of a marked improve- 
ment in the exemplification of the work, although in two cases 
in No 9 District — in Lodges No. 304, Stroud and No. 285, 
Alliston — the W. M's were only able to exemplify the work of 
opening and closing their Lodges. It is encouraging, however, 
to read the words of commendation in nearly all the Districts. 
A feature in the visitation of No. 8 District, (Hamilton), is that 
the D. D. G. M. was accompanied by five well skilled Masters, 
who exemplified the work for the brethren of each Lodge on 
the occasion of his official visit. Complaint is made that in 
No. 14 District, (Frontenac), the work of the subordinate 
officers is defective, but as the reports show that the action of 
the Committee on Work last year is bringing about good 
results, a change for the better in this direction may be safely 
looked for. 

HARMONY IN THE LODGES. 

The Board are grateful for the general assurance that the 
harmony which should characterize the fraternity, with one 
or two exceptions, exists in the entire jurisdiction. It is to be 
hoped that the internal dissensions reported in No. 288, 
Alliston and No. 385, Beeton, may not be of a lasting character, 
but that better counsels may prevail, and that the good fellow- 
ship, which is a fundamental principle of the fraternity, may 
lead these brethren to exercise kindlier thoughts of one another. 
Life is not long at best, and as we climb the hills of time we 
should soften our tempers and weld our friendship in bonds 
forged of good-will and sincerity. 

OFFICIAL VISITATIONS. 

The Board are most favorably impressed with the at- 
tention given by D. D. G. M's to the work of official visita- 
tion. There is nothing more conducive to the best interests 
of the brotherhood and more welcome to the brethren, than 
the visits of those in charge of the Districts. Of the three 
hundred and fifty-seven Lodges on the roll, three hundred 
have been visited officially once, forty-five twice and thirteen 



I y 2 DKANIi LODGE OK ' W \l>\. 

three times. In Districts Nos. 2, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 13, all 
the Lodges were visited once; and in Nos. 12 and 14 twice; 
and in Nos. 11 and 16 many Lodges were visited three times. 

AMALGAMATION AND CLOSING OF LODGES. 

The internal difficulties of Filius Viduas, No. 189, Adolph- 
ustown, reported originally in 1886, have culminated in the 
Lodge being closed by the D. D. G. M. The wisdom of his 
action is apparent. The amalgamation of Nos. 9 and 280, 
Napanee, Nos. 192 and 281, Orillia and Nos. 91 and 353, 
Colbome, will strengthen Masonry in these localities. It is 
much better to have one Lodge imbued with energy and 
vitality necessary for Craft work, than to have two in a state 
of masterly inactivity. There are other Districts in the juris- 
diction that might benefit by absorption. The continued 
struggle for existence in a weak Lodge is not only detrimental 
to the mission of the Craft, but has a depressing effect on the 
fraternity in general. The surrender of the warrant of 
Hastings, No. 150, in No. 12 District, was the only course 
open under the circumstances. 

LODGES THAT ARE RETROGRADING. 

The Board regret that in No. 9 District, No. 375, 
Huntsville, is reported in a weak state, that the work is poor ; 
and that in District No. 4, No. 214, Ailsa Craig, the D. D. G. 
M. is of opinion that the warrant should be withdrawn. The 
Board are of opinion that if No. 214 is as reported, " a stand- 
ing disgrace to Masonry," its warrant should be withdrawn. 

The D. D. G. M. of No. 8 District (Hamilton) reports a 
lack of interest in the work in No. 272, Ancaster, and No. 291, 
West Flamboro', and says that "any change would be welcome." 
It is much to the discredit of Harmony Lodge, No. 57, Bin- 
brook, that their minutes have not been written up for three 
years. In No. 16 District (Ottawa) the D. D. G. M. alludes 
to No. 210, Hawkesbury, as lacking energy. In the cases of 
Nos. 272, 291 and 210 the attention of the incoming D. D. 
G. M. is specially called to their condition. The neglect of 
No. 57 is a direct violation of Clause 127 of the Constitution, 
and also a violation of the obligation of the Secretary of the 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 1 73 

Lodge, given on the night of his investment into office. No. 
366, Streetsville, in No. 1 1 District, in also reported in an 
indifferent position. This Lodge has not done any work for 
some time, and was also reported unfavorably in 1886. Some 
decided action should be taken if an immediate improvement 
is not made in the current year. 

FIRES AND INSURANCE. 

In No. 9 (Georgian) District, 409, Gravenhurst, and in No. 
14 District (Frontenac) No. 164, Newburg, suffered by fire. 
In both cases there was partial insurance. It would be of the 
greatest importance for D. D. G. M's to call the attention of 
Lodges to the absolute necessity of insuring Lodge property. 

COLLECTION OF DUES. 

The oft-repeated question of the collection of dues, which 
presents itself with unfailing regularity every Annual Commun- 
ication, once more meets your Board in the fact that in some 
Districts there seems to be an evident distaste on^the part of the 
W. M's to enforce the collection of the amounts due by mem- 
bers. And yet ir. many of the Districts the D. D. G. M's are 
of opinion that the repeated suggestions made for years past 
by the Board are bearing fruit, and that arrears are being 
largely reduced. As subscriptions by members are indispens- 
able, so close collection should be followed up. The business 
of the Lodges cannot otherwise be carried on. The ordinary 
expenses of a Lodge have to be liquidated, and if members 
will not pay their just dues, the Lodge must suffer financially. 
If prompt collection at the end of each year were the rule, and 
in case of non-payment the provision of the Constitution were 
carried out, the list of arrears would vanish like the mist of the 
morning. 

LODGES OF INSTRUCTION. 

The number of Lodges of Instruction held does not com- 
pare favorably with the returns of last year, and yet in many 
cases the D. D. G. M's have adopted the system of individual 
instruction in Lodges, by which means the work is, in the 
opinion of many, exemplified to better advantage, especially in 
instances where Lodges are notably weak in their work. In 



174 GRAMD J DOB OK CANADA. 

cases where Lodges are well up, a few Lodges of Instruction 
are beneficial, in that it gives officers greater confidence in 
exemplification, and enables them to secure the uniformity so 
desirable. The personal examination, recital and instruction 
in the work by a I). D. G. M. in the subordinate Lodges is 
invaluable, and cannot be too highly commended. Weak 
work is found more often in the subordinate officers of a 
Lodge, and W. M's should endeavor, with the assistance they 
have been favored with, to secure perfect accuracy in their 
various Lodges. 

DISPENSATIONS. 

The Board are pleased to note that a large number of dis- 
pensations have been issued for attendance at divine service on 
the festivals of St. John, but would point out to D. D. G. M's 
that, while it is permissable for them to issue dispensations for 
the above purpose, it is contrary to Clauses 70 and 76 of the 
Book of Constitution for them to issue dispensations for social 
gatherings, as in the case of No. 96, Collingwood, or to install 
on other than the regular meeting night. Such prerogatives 
belong exclusively to the M. W. the G. M. 

THE WORK OF RELIEF. 

The Board feel assured that the affiliation of Grand Lodge 
with the General Board of Relief of the United States 
and Canada, has tended to a great extent to lessen the number 
of applicants for transient relief to the local Board. The 
system laid down in granting relief by the General Board 
seems, in the case of the Toronto Board, to have had most 
beneficial results. The amount expended in transient relief 
by that Board during the years of 1887-8, shows a decrease of 
seventy per cent, from the expenditure of 1886-7, or an amount 
that would pay the dues of Grand Lodge to the General Board 
of Relief for about three years. 

CHANGES IN THE DISTRICTS. 

The D. D. G. M. of No. 15 (St. Lawrence) District, recommends 
changes in the location of Lodges and redistribution of the 
Districts. The Board feel that as the question of redistri- 
bution was settled at Windsor two years ago, after a lengthened 



VNNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 1 75 

and careful examination of the whole subject by a Committee 
of Grand Lodge, it would not be wise to re-open the subject. 
An expensive and elaborate Masonic map has been printed 
and issued to members of Grand Lodge, and any alterations 
would render this valuable work comparatively useless. 

NEW LODGES. 

The Board trust that the opening of three new Lodges, 
one at North Bay, one at Bothwell, and one at Grand Valley may 
aid the cause of the fraternity in their respective Districts. It 
is specially gratifying to read in the report of No. 16 District 
(Ottawa) that St. John's Lodge, L'Orignal, has surrendered its 
Irish warrant and now meets under the banner of the Grand 
Lodge of Canada, being located at Vankleek Hill. 

The Board are thankful that the Grand Architect has 
dealt so mercifully with the membership of Grand Lodge dur- 
ing the past year, and that so few of our brethren have been 
called away to end life's journey, and join the throng that is 
ever pressing towards the dawn of the eternal morning. For 
those who have entered into the pale repose let us record on 
the leaves of memory, pleasant thoughts of the hours when 
they communed with us, and cheered us with their words as 
we together plodded past life's mile stones. The memorial 
tablets in our records are fitting tributes to the work of these 
brethren, who, so short a time ago, helped us onward to the 
goal that we will reach when we shall have finished the lesson 
taught us in the Legend of the Craft. 

The Board fraternally recommend that memorial pages 
be given in our records to M. W. Bros. Jas. Seymour, Past 
Grand Master, and Thos. White, Past Grand Master ; and 
R. W. Bros. Wm. Kerr, Robert Lyon and Geo. Walker ; 
and V. W. Bro. A. G. Muir. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

J. Ross Robertson, 

Chairman of Sub- Committee. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, seconded by 
R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson, and 

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



176 GRAND LODGE 01 I ANADA. 

REPORT ON GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS. 

R. \V. 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 
Merritt Lodge, No. 168, 

an d Bro. W. E. Burgar appeals 

ro. Elias H. Burgar. | against the ruling of the M. 
W. the Grand Master of 1st 
September, 1887. The Board recommend that the appeal be 
dismissed and the Grand Master's ruling sustained, as the 
Board find that the action of Grand Lodge was a " definite 
suspension," and that Rule No. 55 is the Rule which applies 
to the case. 



In the matter of i 

Prince Edward Lodge, I 

Na 18, r This Brother is charged 

an( j 1 with wife desertion, adultery 

Bro. Samuel Whitney. | and bigamy. He was duly 

y tried by the Lodge, found 
guilty, suspended and recommended to Grand Lodge for 
expulsion. The Board concur in this finding, and recommend 
that Bro. Whitney be summoned to show cause, at the next 
Annual Communication of Grand Lodge, why he should not 
be expelled from the Craft. 



I 



In the matter of 
Thistle Lodge, No. 34, 

Bro. G. Green Bro. McGuire is charged 

vs. 1 with unmasonic conduct in 

Bro. Wm. McGuire. J having withheld from Bro. 

~ Green certain promissory 



INNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. I 77 

notes, to which Bro. Green thought he had a claim. Bro. 
McGuire was tried by Thistle Lodge, found guilty, suspended 
and recommended to Grand Lodge for expulsion. Tlje Board 
find, that the evidence before them discloses no Masonic 
offence ; and, therefore, recommend that the action of the 
Lodge be reverted, and that Bro. McGuire be reinstated. 



In the matter of 

Bro. Humphrey _ 

> Bro. Humphrey was sus- 

j pended by Morpeth Lodge, 
Morpeth Lodge. No. in. I on t h e 25th September, 1879, 

for non-payment of dues. 
Bro. Humphrey claims that he was not indebted to Morpeth 
Lodge — and that he received no summons to appear for trial. 
Since the above date Morpeth Lodge has ceased to exist, and 
Bro. Humphrey petitions Grand Lodge that he may be 
restored to membership. 

The Board recommend that Bro. Humphrey be restored to 
membership in good standing, upon filing with the Grand 
Secretary a Masonic declaration, that he was not indebted to 
Morpeth Lodge at the time of his suspension ; or, if such 
declaration shows him to have been indebted at that date, 
then on his paying such balance as was at that time due. 



In the matter of 
Stevenson Lodge, No. 218 

AND 



In this case Bro. W. F. 
Clarke was ordered, at last 
7 . Clarke. [ mee ting of Grand Lodge, to 
be summoned to show cause, 
at the present session of Grand Lodge, why he should not be 
expelled from the Craft. Bro. Clarke has been duly summoned 
but has failed to appear. The Board recommend that he be 
expelled. 



[78 GRAN'I) LODGE OK CANADA. 



In the matter of 

Bro. Minister, 

ok King Solomon's Lodge, 

No 22 The Board, at the last 

AND I meeting of Grand Lodge, were 

Bro. Langton, et al. ) instructed to try the case of 

Minister vs. Langton, et. al. 
After due notice they met at Toronto, heard the evidence in 
the presence of the parties interested, and after considering the 
matter came to the unanimous conclusion that the defendants 
should be pronounced " not guilty." 



In the matter of 
Sussex Lodge, No. 5. 

and Bro. Miller was charged 

Bro. Thos. W. Miller. J before Sussex Lodge with un- 

masonic conduct in having 
attended meetings of a clandestine Lodge of Masons, and 
having assisted in the work of said clandestine Lodge. 

Bro. Miller was duly tried by Sussex Lodge, found guilty, 
suspended, and it was recommended that he be summoned to 
show cause why he should not be expelled. 

After having heard the W. Master of Sussex Lodge and 
other brethren, as well as the statement of Bro. T. W. Miller 
himself, the Board recommend, that, inasmuch as Bro. Miller's 
visits to the afore-mentioned clandestine Lodge were made in 
ignorance of his duty to this Grand Lodge, and inasmuch as 
he expressed great contrition for his offence, has not visited 
the said clandestine Lodge within the past eighteen months, 
and promises not to offend again, he be not expelled from the 
Craft but that he stand suspended until the next meeting of 
Grand Lodge. 

Fraternally submitted. 

L. H. Henderson, 

Chairman Sub- Committee. 



XNN'UAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 1 79 

It was moved by R. XV. 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. 

Subsequently it was moved by R. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, 
seconded by R. XV. Bro. L. Henderson, 

That the Report of the Board on Grievances and Appeals be adopted. 

In amendment it was moved by W. Bro. G. D. Adams, 
seconded by W. Bro. M. Gibbs, 

That the clause in the Report referring to the case of Sussex Lodge, No. 
5, and Bro. Thos. W. Miller, be amended by striking out the words "stand 
suspended until the next meeting of Grand Lodge " and inserting instead 
the words " be warned of the injury to Masonry by even ignorant recogni- 
tion of spurious gatherings calling themselves Masons ; and that he be at 
once restored to good standing." 

The amendment was put to Grand Lodge and declared lost. 
The original resolution was then put to Grand Lodge and 
declared carried. 



REPORT ON ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER. 

R. XV. Bro. R. T. Walkem, on behalf of the Board, pre- 
sented and read the following 

report : 

Many of the matters referred to in the address of the Most 
Worshipful the Grand Master, having been dealt with by Sub- 
Committees of the Board to which they were referred ; it is 
only necessary that the Board should present a short report 
dealing with matters which have not been thus disposed of. 

The Board observe, with much satisfaction, that the Most 
Worshipful the Grand Master is able again to congratulate 
Grand Lodge on the prosperous condition of our Order in this 
Province, and that he has, in a marked manner, brought before 
the brethren, for their consideration, the lofty aims and objects 
of our fraternity. It would be well if the words of the 
address in this report should be taken home by the Masters 01 
our Lodges and repeated in every Lodge in the Province. 



,So GRAND LODGE 01 I fcN IDA. 

The Board heartily concur in the tribute paid by the Grand 
Master to the worth of those brethren who, during tin 
year, have been called by death from amongst us. The Hon. 
Thomas White was a man conspicuous for those virtues which 
Masonry especially teaches, and it is not too much to assume 
that the lessons he learned in the Lodge had much to do with 
the formation of a character which attracted the regard and 
received the respect of all with whom he came in contact. 

The Board are much pleased to learn that the means 
adopted for the proper instruction of the officers of our Lodges 
in their work and ritual have been productive of good results. 

The fact that such frequent applications have been made to 
Grand Lodge to assume the task of laying the corner stone of 
our churches and public buildings, is a proof that the public 
appreciate the worth and character of the fraternity, and that 
prejudice against our Order, born of ignorance, is fast dis- 
appearing from amongst our people. 

The Board concur in the views of the Grand Master res- 
pecting foreign relations, and the expediency of giving some 
information in our Proceedings as to what is being done by 
the brethren in other jurisdictions. A succinct statement 
might be prepared, which would not add materially to the 
expense of our present Proceedings. 

The Board endorse the appointments of foreign represen- 
tatives made by the Grand Master. 

The coming in of St. John's Lodge, No. 159, Irish Register, 
is a cause of much satisfaction, and it is to be hoped will soon 
be followed by the extinction of all differences of ritual in the 
Lodges in our jurisdiction. 

The Board congratulate the Grand Master on the ability 
and learning displayed in his address. It is a most instructive 
document and deserves careful perusal and earnest consider- 
ation. They fully appreciate the eminent services rendered 
by M. W. Bro. Robertson to the Craft, and they commend the 
example, set by him, for imitation by the brethren of the Craft. 



ANNUAI, COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. l8l 

May he long be spared to give us the benefit of his zeal, 
learning and experience. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

R. T. Walkem, 

Chairman of 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 of the 
M. W. the Crand Master, be received and adopted. 

THE CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

In accordance with notice given at the last Annual Commu- 
nication, it was moved by R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, 
seconded by R. W. Bro. B. Saunders, 

That the following clause in the Book of Constitution be struck out, 
namely : 

" 206. — The Certificate of Standing must be produced, together 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." 

In amendment it was moved by M. W. Bro. A. A. Steven- 
son, seconded by M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray, 

That the word " future " be struck out of Clause 205. 

The mover and seconder of the original resolution having 
accepted the amendment, it was put to Grand Lodge and 
declared carried. 

BUSINESS IN THIRD DEGREE. 

In accordance with notice given at the last Annual Com- 
munication, it was moved by W. Bro. C C. Robinson, seconded 
by R. W. Bro. G. J. Bennett, 

That hereafter, all business, except that of balloting for candidates, 
initiating and passing be transacted in warranted Lodges' in the Third 
Degree. 

In amendment, it was moved by VV. Bro. G. D. Adams, 
seconded by W. Bro. M. Gibbs, 



[8a GRAND LODG1 OF CANADA 

That hereafter, all boainew of private Lodges, except that of initiating 
ami passing, be transacted in the Third Degree. 

The amendment was put to Grand Lodge and declared lost. 
The original resolution was then put to Grand Lodge and 

declared lost. 

MASONIC TRIALS. 
In accordance with notice given at the last Annual Com- 
munication, it was moved by R. W. Bro. John MacDonald, 
seconded by R. W. Bro. John Scoon, 

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. 

The resolution was put to Grand Lodge and declared lost. 

PERMANENT PLACE OF MEETING. 
In accordance with notice given at the last Annual Com- 
munication, it was moved by V. W. Bro. J. Parker Thomas, 
seconded by R. W. Bro. Wm. Smeaton, 

That the City of Toronto be fixed as the permanent place of meeting of 
Grand Lodge. 

The resolution was put to Grand Lodge and declared lost. 

The Grand Lodge was called from labor to refreshment, to 
meet again on Thursday, the 19th July, at 10 o'clock, forenoon. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 183 



Thursday, 19th July, A. D. 1888. 

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. B. Hungerford, 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 355 Lodges on 
the Grand Register; 187 Lodges are represented by their duly 
qualified officers ; 73 Lodges are represented by proxy, and 95 
Lodges are unrepresented. The total number of votes entitled 
to be cast at this meeting is 1195. 

There is a marked increase in the attendance of Past 
Masters, no less than 380 being registered, exclusive of those 
who are also Present Masters. Past Masters were present 
from 1 1 of the Lodges marked as unrepresented. 

The Committee recommend that some means be adopted 
to simplify and lessen their labors, as under the present system 
it is almost impossible to present a correct report. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

R. B. Hungerford, j 

Tohn A. Wills, > Committee. 

Fred. Welch, ) 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. R. B. Hungerford, seconded 
by R. W. Bro. J. A. Wills, and 

Resolved, — That the Supplementary Report of the Committee on Cre- 
dentials of Representatives and Proxies be received and adopted. 



iS.) 



CKANH I ODGE i)i CAN VDA. 



ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 

The M. \V. the Grand Master appointed the following scru- 
tineers of the ballot for Gr»and Officers, and elective members 
of the Board of General Purposes, viz. : W. Bros. Wm. Roaf, 
J. R. Grant, C. C. Reid, John Sharpe, R. G. Hulme, G. 
Goodeve, J. M. Smith, G. J. Scott, H. F. Webb, Geo. Burch, 
C. W. Mulligan and H. J. Saunders. 

The scrutineers having reported, the following brethren 
were declared duly elected as office-bearers for the ensuing 
term, viz :— r 



Kingston, Grand Master. 

Toronto, Deputy Grand Master. 

Toronto, Grand Senior Warden. 

Goderich, Grand Junior Warden. 

Tamworth, Grand Chaplain. 

Hamilton, Grand Treasurer. 

Hamilton, Grand Registrar. 

Hamilton, Grand Secretary. 



M. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, Q. C. 
R. " " J. Ross Robertson, 

" " " J. A. Wills, 

" " " Jos. Beck, 

" " " Rev. F. B. Stratton, 

" " " E. Mitchell, 

" " " H. A. MacRelcan, 

" " " J. J. Mason, 

And by an open vote of Grand Lodge, 
Bro. Thos. Coleman, Owen Sound, Grand Tyler. 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS. 
The following brethren were nominated by the Representa- 
tives of Lodges as District Deputy Grand Masters for their 
respective Districts, and were approved by the M. W. the 
Grand Master, viz : — 



R. W. Bro. J. A. C. Anderson, 


Ridgetown, 


Erie Dis. 


No. i 


•« > 


' " W. S. Calvert, 


Napier, 


St. Clair 


" 2 


" ' 


' " John Boyd, 


Belmont, 


London " 


" 3 


" ' 


' " W. G. Duff, 


Seaforth, 


South Huron " 


" 4 


" ' 


■ " E. E. Wade, 


Brussels, 


North Huron " 


" 5 


" ' 


' " W. McDonald, 


Tilsonburg, 


Wilson ' ' 


" 6 


" ' 


' " Richard Mahoney, 


Guelph, 


Wellington " 


" 7 


" ' 


" Wm. Freeman, M.D. 


, Georgetown, 


Hamilton " 


" 8 


" ' 


' " Geo. Monkman, 


Barrie, 


Georgian " 


" 9 


" ' 


' " C. G. McDermott, 


St. Cath'nes, 


Niagara " 


" IO 


" ' 


' " Jas. Wayling, 


Sharon, 


Toronto " 


" ii 


" ' 


' " B. Shortly, 


Peterboro', 


Ontario " 


"' 12 


" ' 


' " Wm. Smeaton, 


Belleville, 


P. Edward " 


" 13 


" ' 


' " II. J. Wilkinson, 


Kingston, 


Frontenac " 


" 14 


" ' 


' " W. J. Morris, 


Perth 


St. Lawrence " 


" J 5 


" ' 


' " David Taylor, 


Ottawa, 


Ottawa " 


« 16 


" ' 


" S. W. Ray, 


Port Arthur, 


Algoma 


" 17 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 185 

BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 
The scrutineers having reported, the following brethren were 
declared duly elected members of the Board of General Pur- 
poses for the ensuing term, viz. : — 



K. \\ . Bro. J. C. Hegler, 


Ingersoll. 


•' " " R. B. Hungerford, 


London. 


" " " E. T. Malone, 


Toronto. 


■• " " T. Sargant, 


Toronto. 


" " " D. H. Martyn, 


Kincardine 


And for one year, 




V. W. Bro. L. Secord, 


Brantford. 



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 : — 

K. W. Bro. J. S. Dewar, London. 
" Allan McLean, Kingston. 

John Creasor, Owen Sound. 
" John Walsh, Ottawa. 

W. L. Hamilton, Kingston. 

NEXT ANNUAL COMMUNICATION. 
On motion it was resolved that the next Annual Communi- 
cation of Grand Lodge be held at the Town of Owen Sound. 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES. 
R. W. Bros. D. H. Martyn, J. E. H. Gunn, R. L. Patterson, 
Wm. Gibson and R. B. Hungerford, representatives respect- 
ively 01 the Grand Lodges of Vermont, Michigan. Nevada, 
Victoria and Mississippi, presented their Credentials, which 
were accepted and the Representatives saluted with Grand 
Honors. 

GRAND LODGES OF ENGLAND AND 
QUEBEC. 

It was moved by W. Bro. Daniel Rose, seconded by M. W. 
Bro. D. Spry, 

That having heard with pleasure from the M. W. the Grand Master that 
the last Lodge working under a foreign warrant in this jurisdiction has now 
applied to this Grand Lodge to be placed on its roll of warranted lodges, 



186 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

the time is opportune for the Grand Lodge of Canada, as the mother 
Grand Lodge of Quebec, to offer its friendly services to the Grand Lodges 
of England and Quebec, to aid them in the settlement of the unfortunate 
matters in dispute between these Grand Bodies, so that a stop may be put 
to the vexatious trouble so injurious, not only to the jurisdictions directly 
interested, but to the Craft generally : be it therefore 

Resolved,— That this Grand Lodge request the M. \V. the Grand Master 
to enter into correspondence with II. R. H. the Most Worshipful the 
Grand Master of England and the M. W. the Grand Master of Quebec, 
looking to the end that harmony and brotherly love may prevail between 
England and the Craft in this Dominion. 

The resolution was put to Grand Lodge and declared 
carried. 

RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE. 

It was moved by M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, seconded by V. 
W. Bro. L. N. Steiner, and resolved, that 

Whereas, by the inscrutable decree of an All-wise Providence the 
Masonic Grand Lodge of Germany has, during the current year, sustained 
by death the loss of the Emperor William L, a Past Grand Master, and 
also the Emperor Frederick III., until his demise the Grand Master of the 
Order ; therefore be it 

Resolved, — That we, the Grand Lodge of Canada, now assembled, do 
hereby tender our heartfelt sympathy with the Grand Lodge of that empire 
in the trying ordeal they have passed through ; and that a copy of this 
resolution be forwarded by the Grand Secretary to the Grand Lodge of 
Germany. 

And that the Grand Lodge hereby expresses its heartfelt sympathy 
towards the Dowager Empress Victoria for the loss of so noble a husband, 
whose life-long career showed him to have been a wise ruler and kind 
father ; and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Dowager 
Empress Victoria. 

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 customary Masonic honors. 

APPOINTED OFFICERS. 
At a subsequent date, the M. W. the Grand Master was 



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pleased to notify the Grand Secretary of the following appoint- 
ments to office for the ensuing year, viz : — 

V. W. Bro. Henry Clark, Walkerton, G. S. D. 

" " " Jas. Alexander, Peterboro', G. J. D. 

" " " C. F. Mansell, Parkdale, G. S. ofW. 

" " " James Walters, Napanee, G. D.ofC. 

" •• " Geo. E. Mason, Hamilton, Ass't G. S. 

" " " B. Paine, Ridgetown, " G. D. of C. 

" " " A. Denne, Stratford, G. S. W. 

" " " W. J. Pink, Perth, G. O. 

" " " A. R. Rowat, Nilestown, Ass't G. O. 

" " " J. H. Bothwell, Lanark, G. P. 

" " " W. F. Miles, Burford, G. Steward. 

" " " J. P. Whitehead, Strathroy, 

11 11 u j^ jk; ew ton, Georgetown, " 

•• " " M. Henry, Port Dalhousie, " 

" " " John Turner, Campbellford, 

" " " E. Biggings, Sault Ste. Marie, " 

" " " W. M. Baillie, Kingston, " 

" " " E. L. Dickinson, Wingham, " 

" " " W. B. Irving, Gravenhurst, " 

" " " H. F. Holland, Cobourg, " 

" " " Jas. McNeil, Keene, " 

" " " A. D. Ponton, Toronto, " 

" " " L. E. Wissler, Elora, G. Standard B. 

" " " C. Pye, Clarksburg, " 

TESTIMONIAL TO R. W. BRO. ROBERTSON. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. J. S. Dewar, seconded by R. 
W. Bro. David McLellan, and 

Resolved, — That a Committee be appointed to procure and present a 
suitable testimonial to M. W. Bro. Hy. Robertson, in recognition of the 
satisfactory manner in which he has discharged the duties of his high and 
responsible office during the past two years. 

Whereupon the M. W. the Grand Master was pleased to 
appoint as the Committee M. W. Bro. Spry, (Chairman), and 
R. W. Bros. E. T. Malone and David McLellan. 

VOTE OF THANKS. 

It was moved by R. W. Bro. Wm. Forbes, seconded by 
M. W. Bro. D. Spry, and 

Resolved, — That the cordial thanks of the Grand Lodge are due, and 
are heartily tendered to the Committee of Management of the Toronto 



1 88 GRAND LODG1 \£>A. 

Lodges fol the satisfactory arrangement made for the holding of the pre- 
sent Annual Communication. 

NOTICES OF MOTION FOR NEXT ANNUAL 

COMMUNICATION. 

i. By V. \V. Bro. J. P. Thompson : 

That Clause 136 in the Book of Constitution be amended to read as 
follows : 136. No private Lodge shall make a Mason for a less considera- 
tion than twenty-five dollars, such sum to include a Master Mason's apron, 
upon his receiving that degree, nor on any pretence remit or defer the pay- 
ment 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 pay- 
ment of any fee, provided that a dispensation from the Grand Master or 
District Deputy Grand Master be first obtained. 

2. By R. W. Bro. J. H. Burrett : 

That Clause 144 in the Book of Constitution be amended by striking 
out the following words : " Unless such Lodge can show to the Grand 
Master that it is entitled to continue the work in any other form as a con- 
dition of its having submitted to the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge." 

3. By V. W. Bro. John Kerr : 

That King Solomon Lodge, 394, Thamesford, be transferred from the 
London District, No. 3, to the Wilson District, No. 6. 

4. By W. Bro. Robert Roberts : 

That True Blue Lodge, 98, Albion, be transferred from the Georgian 
District, No. 9, to the Toronto District, No. 11. 

5. By R. W. Bro. T. Sargant : 

That where two or more lodges have concurrent jurisdiction, it shall be 
the duty of the Secretary of each lodge to notify the other lodge or lodges 
of every rejected application, giving the name, residence and occupation 
of the rejected applicant. 

6. By R. W. Bro. E. E. Wade : 

That no ballot paper for the Board of General Purposes shall be 
accepted unless the same contains the full number of names for which each 
brother is entitled to vote. 

7. By W. Bro. W. F. Boardman : 

That the following Clauses in the Book of Constitution be expunged, 
namely : 

" 193. Any officer of a warranted lodge may resign his office with the 
" consent of the lodge ; and upon his resignation being accepted, if the office 
" is an elected one. the lodge shall fill the vacancy by an election at the next 
" regular meeting after notice of such election has been sent to all members 
" of that Lodge : and if the office is an appointed one, the Master may fill 



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" the vacancy by his appointment at once : Provided that no Brother 
" shall be entitled to past rank in any office unless he has served a full 
" term of twelve months in such office." 

" 194. In case of death or removal from office of any officer of a private 
" Lodge, the vacancy shall be filled as directed in the last preceding 
" section." 

And that the following Clause be inserted instead : 
■■ No Warden or other officer of a Lodge can resign his office ; nor can 
" he be removed, unless for a cause which appears to the Lodge to be 
" sufficient ; but if the Master be dissatisfied with the conduct of any of 
" his officers, he may lay the cause of the complaint before the Lodge ; 
"and if it shall appear to the majority of the members present that the 
" complaint is well founded, he shall have power to displace such officer, 
" and another must be elected or appointed in his stead." 

8. By W. Bro. C C. Robinson : 

That hereafter all business, except initiating and passing, be transacted 
in Warranted Lodges in the Third Degree, and that a Clause to this 
effect be added to the Constitution. Also that anything in the Constitu- 
tion or Regulations inconsistent with this resolution be, and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

THE GRAND LODGE CLOSED. 

The business of Grand Lodge being ended, it was closed at 
6.00 p. m., in ample form. 

ATTEST. 




Gra?id Secretary. 



i.KAMi L0DG1 "I > WAHA. 

APPENDICES. 

GRAND SECRETARY'S STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS. 

Statement of moneys received by the Grand Secretary from 
ist June, 1887, to 31st May, 1888. 



NAMES OK LODGES. 



$ CtS. 



2 Niagara 30 00 

3 The Ancien{ St. John's 60 75 

5 Sussex 104 50 

6 Barton 167 50 

7 Union 42 50 

9 Union 44 25 

10 Norfolk 117 75 

11 Moira 89 00 

14 True Britons 58 25 

15 St. George's 58 00 

16 St. Andrew's no 50 

17 St. John's 41 50 

18 Pr. Edward 92 50 

20 St. John's 83 75 

22 King Solomon's 74 25 

25 Richmond 30 50 

24 St. Francis 45 25 

25 Ionic 98 75 

26 Ontario 44 25 

27 Strict Observance 143 25 

28 Mount Zion 49 50 

29 United 23 75 

30 Composite 43 75 

31 Jerusalem 42 25 

32 Amity 52 00 

33 Maitland 32 25 

34. Thistle 16 25 

35 St. John's 

36 Welland 

37 King Hiram 48 50 

38 Trent 34 00 

39 Mount Zion 

40 St. John's 180 75 

41 St. George's 30 75 

42 St. George's 56 75 

43 King Solomon's 

44 St. Thomas 53 00 

45 Bl "ant 43 25 

46 Wellington 66 00 

47 Great Western 57 75 

48 Madoc 77 50 

50 Consecon 20 50 

52 Dalhousie 87 50 

54 Vaughan 23 25 

55 Merrickville 

56 Victoria 47 00 



NAMES OK LODGES. 



$ CtS. 



57 Harmony 30 25 

58 Doric 50 25 

61 Acacia 86 25 

62 St. Andrew's 23 25 

63 St. John's 70 50 

64 Kilwinning 181 00 

65 Rehoboam 94 00 

66 Durham 44 00 

68 St. John's 47 00 

69 Stirling.... 68 00 

72 Alma 64 50 

73 St. James' 37 00 

74 St. James' 2900 

75 St. John's, in 25 

76 Oxford 71 00 

77 Faithful Brethren.. .. 81 25 

78 King Hiram 54 5° 

79 Simcoe 23 50 

80 Albion 24 50 

81 St. John's 37 00 

82 St. John's 38 75 

83 Beaver 42 75 

84 Clinton 63 25 

85 Rising Sun 

86 Wilson 9760 

87 Markham Union 21 75 

88 St. George's 30 25 

90 Manito 71 25 

91 Colborne 5 00 

92 Cataraqui 65 00 

93 Northern Light 62 25 

94 St. Mark's 45 00 

95 Ridout 

96 Corinthian 53 5° 

97 Sharon 70 50 

98 True Blue 30 75 

99 Tuscan 25 50 

100 Valley 3925 

101 Corinthian 39 75 

103 Maple Leaf 64 50 

104 St. John's 65 00 

105 St. Mark's 29 50 

106 Burford 55 50 

107 St. Paul's 1800 

108 Blenheim 

109 Albion 40 50 



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Grand Secretary's Report — [Coutin m-d.] 



NAMES OF LODGES. $ Cts. 

10 Central 42 25 

13 Wilson 27 00 

14 Hope 21 50 

15 Iv >' 35 25 

16 Cassia 19 50 

18 Union 46 25 

19 Maple Leaf 15 00 

20 Warren . 1 5 00 

21 Doric 59 25 

22 Renfrew 24 00 

23 The Belleville 1 1 1 50 

25 Cornwall 12 00 

26 Golden Rule 

27 Franck 42 00 

28 Pembroke 61 50 

29 The Rising Sun 39 25 

31 St. Lawrence 15 75 

33 Lebanon Forest 33 50 

35 St. Clair 45 00 

36 Richardson 12 50 

37 Pythagoras 39 5° 

39 Lebanon 32 00 

40 Malahide 74 50 

41 Tudor 14 75 

42 Excelsior 29 50 

43 Friendly Brothers. .. . 19 50 

44 Tecumseh 56 25 

45 J. B. Hall 31 50 

46 Prince of Wales 43 25 

47 Mississippi 33 2 5 

48 Civil Service 41 00 

49 Erie 3 6 75 

50 Hastings 10 00 

51 The Grand River. ... 47 00 

53 Burns 19 00 

54 Irving 51 25 

55 Peterborough 65 00 

56 York 72 00 

57 Simpson 48 50 

58 Alexandra 42 75 

59 Goodwood 132 50 

61 Percy 24 00 

62 Forest 26 50 

64 Star in the East 11 75 

65 Burlington 35 00 

66 Went worth 26 25 

68 Merritt 54 75 

69 Macnab 35 00 

70 Britannia 65 00 

71 Prince of Wales 17 50 

72 Ayr 15 00 

74 Walsingham 3 00 



NAMES OF LODGES. 



$ cts. 



176 Spartan 41 50 

177 The Builders 

178 Plattsville 21 25 

179 Bothwell 

180 Speed 82 25 

181 Oriental 28 50 

183 Prince Albert 3000 

184 Old Light 55 00 

183 Enniskillen 1400 

186 Plantagenet 79 50 

189 Filius Vidua? 

190 Belmont 16 75 

192 Orillia 43 5° 

193 Scotland 18 50 

194 Petrolia 39 50 

195 The Tuscan 48 00 

196 Madawaska 

197 Saugeen 24 50 

200 St. Albans 21 25 

201 Leeds 44 50 

203 Irvine 24 50 

205 New Dominion 33 00 

207 Lancaster 30 50 

209a St. John's 1 18 50 

209 Evergreen 20 75 

212 Elysian 18 50 

214 Craig 32 75 

215 Lake 15 25 

216 Harris 1 16 OO 

2 1 7 Frederick 32 00 

218 Stevenson 137 50 

219 Credit 25 50 

220 Zeredatha 46 00 

221 Mountain 40 50 

222 Marmora 57 5° 

223 Norwood 25 50 

224 Zurich 27 co 

225 Bernard 55 00 

228 Prince Arthur 22 50 

229 Ionic 55 75 

230 Kerr 51 50 

231 Lodge of Fidelity. ... 38 25 

232 Cameron 1300 

233 Doric . 27 50 

234 Beaver 2 00 

235 Aldworth 27 00 

236 Manitoba 16 00 

237 Vienna 9 00 

238 Havelock 35 00 

239 Tweed 18 25 

241 Quinte 33 50 

242 Macoy 44 75 



i ,,.• GR IND i ODGB 01 CANADA. 

GRAND S BOB B i A R V 'S R B Pi IRT — [ Continued. ] 



01 LODGES 



$ cts. 



George 35 °° 

245 Tecumseh 34 °° 

.'17 Ashlar 154 5° 

249 I Caledonian 24 00 

250 Thistle 

253 Minden 55 °° 

254 Clifton 3 6 75 

251; Sydenham 4 2 75 

256 Farran's Point 42 00 

257 Gait 48 25 

258 Guelph 76 00 

2 5<; Springfield 

260 Washington 35 00 

261 Oak Branch 6 00 

262 Harriston 41 75 

263 Forest 27 00 

264 Chaudiere 65 co 

265 Patterson 36 75 

266 Northern Light 12 25 

267 Parthenon 28 50 

268 Verulam 20 75 

269 Brougham Union 56 25 

270 Cedar 60 50 

271 Wellington 30 00 

272 Seymour 3° 5° 

274 Kent 24 00 

276 Teeswater 29 00 

277 Seymour 35 50 

278 Mystic 23 25 

279 New Hope 19 50 

280 Mount Sinai 9 75 

281 Thome 142 00 

282 Lome 38 50 

283 Eureka 27 00 

284 St. John's 3625 

285 Seven Star 27 00 

286 Wingham 20 00 

287 Shuniah 66 75 

289 Doric 35 50 

290 Leamington 38 00 

291 Duiferin 17 25 

292 Robertson 14 75 

293 Royal Solomon 

294 Moore 23 25 

295 Conestogo 36 00 

296 Temple 35 00 

297 Preston 16 50 

299 Victoria 22 25 

300 Mount Olivet 5 00 

302 St. David's 89 50 

303 Blyth 20 00 

304 Minerva 23 00 



NAMKS ul- I.ODGKS. 



$ CtS 



3°5 
306 

307 
308 

3°9 

3" 
312 

313 
3H 
315 
316 

3i8 

319 
320 
321 
322 
323 
324 
325 
326 

327 
328 

329 
33° 
33i 
332 
333 
334 
335 
336 
337 
338 
339 
340 
341 
342 
343 
344 
345 
346 
347 
348 
349 
352 
353 
354 
356 
357 
358 
359 
360 

36i 



Humbei 35 25 

Durham 35 50 

Arkona 28 50 

Grafton 23 50 

Morning Star 35 00 

Blackwood 57 50 

Pynx 67 75 

Clementi 22 75 

Blair. . 38 00 

Clifford 16 00 

Doric 65 50 

Wilmot 15 00 

Hiram. . : . . 9 75 

Chesterville 6000 

Walker 60 00 

North Star 62 50 

Alvinston 62 50 

Temple 124 50 

Orono 27 50 

Zetland 159 50 

The Hammond 25 00 

Ionic 20 25 

King Solomon's 27 25 

Corinthian 44 5° 

Fordwich 25 75 

Stratford 25 75 

Prince Arthur 

Prince Arthur 4 00 

Langton 

Highgate 20 50 

Myrtle 30 00 

Dufferin 

Orient 132 00 

St. John's 8 25 

Bruce 39 25 

Hiram 

Georgina 6050 

Merrill 19 50 

Nilestown 20 75 

The Occident 131 50 

Mercer 53 75 

Georgian 3 1 75 

Elgin 19 00 

Granite 27 50 

Excelsior 5 75 

Brock II 75 

River Park 28 50 

Waterdown 63 25 

Delaware Valley 27 50 

Vitloria 26 50 

Muskoka 29 75 

Waverley 51 75 



UWI M COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5 888 ' '93 

(Irani. Secretary's Report—ECWwm***] 



NAMES "1 LODGES. 



$ cts. 



$62 Maple Leaf " oo 

363 Frontenac IO 5° 

364 Dufferin • • 3 °° 

366 Euclid 43 2 5 

161 St. George 12075 



36 00 



367 St. George 

368 Salem 3" 

369Mimico f™ 

370 Harmony 5^-0 

371 Prince of Wales 53 5° 

-72 Palmer 34 5° 

473Co P estone 49°° 

?74 Keene l -> ' -> 

375 Lorn. 30 00 

376 Unity _ 

377 Lome • 

^78 King Solomon's 

379 Middlesex 20 

180 Union °7 

382 Doric 6o °° 

383 Henderson 

384 Alpha .... 

385 Spry..... 

386 McColl 35 2 5 

387 Lansdowne 5 5° 

388 Henderson 

389 Crystal Fountain 57 5° 

™o Florence 2 3 °° 

391 Howard • • • 9i 5o 

392 Huron 22 25 

393 Forest 3 2 75 

394 King Solomon 53 °° 

395 Parvaim 3 1 °° 



46 25 
20 25 
00 



115 75 

42 00 



NAMES OF LODGES. 

396 Cedar 

397 Leopold 

398 Victoria 

399 Moffat 

400 Oakville 

401 Craig 

402 Central 

403 Windsor 

404 Lome 

405 Mattawa 

406 The Spry 

407 Manitoulin 

408 Murray 

409 Golden Rule 

410 Zeta 

411 Rodney 

412 Keystone 

413 Naphtali 

414 Pequonga 

415 Fort William 

416 Lyn. 

417 Keewatin -• •• 

U. D. Maxville 

Point Edward 

" Nipissing 

Scott 

Star of the East.. . 

Interest, Benevolent Fund 

" Asylum Fund. .. 

Sundries 



$ Cts. 

23 25 
38 OO 

41 75 
3 5° 
53 .So 
38 5o 
73 75 
26 25 

18 25 
58 25 
29 00 
64 5° 
28 50 

19 00 
58 50 
18 75 

20 75 
26 25 
70 25 
44 00 
26 00 

37 °° 
6 00 

■ 54 5° 
26 00 

. 21 50 

20 00 

2657 05 

349 5° 
831 25 



Total $18,673 55 



DISTRIBUTION OF MONEYS RECEIVED. 

$ 2,284 00 

Certificates '\' t 10,077 50 

Dues '. 1,438 00 

Fees \' m [ 196 00 

Dispensations ...... 5° °° 

Warrants 603 00 

Constitutions 190 00 

Commutations ■ '_ \\ 2,657 05 

Interest on General Fund 34950 

Interest on Asylum Fund 828 50 

Sundries — 

Total $18,673 55 



i ., i GRAND LODGE 01 CANADA 

GRAND TREASURER'S STATEMENTS. 



4.IMKU. FUND. 

The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Canada in 
account with E. Mitchell, Gr. Treasurer. 

RECEIPTS. 

1887. 

May 31 — By balance per Balance Sheet $18,442 73 

July 5— " Grand Secretary 2,50000 

21—" " " 2,50000 

Oct. 7—" " " 1,00200 

1888. 

Feb. 3—" " " 3,80000 

April 24—" " " 2,00000 

May 31—" " " 3» 86 5 °° 

$34,109 73 
DISBURSEMENTS. 

1887. 

June 20 — Paid engrossing address to P. G. M. Murray $ 47 50 

" 20 — " for copy of Masonic Record 7 70 

" 27 — " Mrs. T B. Harris, quarterly grant to 30th June 56 25 

July 4 — " Grand Master, half-yearly grant for expenses. 25000 

" 6 — " Grand Secretary's salary to 30th June, 1887. 400 00 
" 6 — " Assistant to Grand Secretary, salary to 30th 

June, 1887 200 00 

" 6 — " Masonic Hall Association, rent to 30th Tune, 

1887 43 75 

" 8 — " Miss Mary Wilson, grant to 30th June, 1887. 75 00 
" 14 — " Transfer to Benevolent Fund, vote of Grand 

Lodge 5,ooo 00 

" 15—" Mrs. W. M. Wilson, grant to 30th June, 1887 7500 
" 23 — " Spectator Printing Co. for Proceedings, Con- 
stitutions, etc 1,004 49 

" 23 — " R. Duncan & Co. for Registers, &c 90 95 

" 25 — " Times Printing Co. for Sundry printing 103 95 

" 26 — " Buntin, Gillies & Co. for stationery 3403 

" 26 — " Pay list, Board of General Purposes 781 50 

" 26 — " Grand Secretary, on account incidentals, 

1887-8 300 00 

" 26 — " Grand Secretary, balance of incidentals to 

31st May, 1887 112 48 

" 26 — " Grand Secretary, expenses printing during 

G. L. at Brockville 29 50 

" 28 — " Copp, Clark & Co for printing certificates, &c. 443 99 

" 29 — " Hunter, Rose & Co., printing 1,000 books.. 216 75 
Aug. 19 — " M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, postages, etc., as 

chairman on Benevolence 15 00 

" 19 — " Grand Secretary, rent of Opera House, hotel 

and sundry expenses at meeting of G. L. 

at Brockville 56 50 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 



'95 



General Fund — Continued. 

Oct. 5 — Paid Mrs. T. B. Harris, quarterly grant to Sept. 30 $ 56 25 

Grand Secretary's salary to 30th Sept 400 00 

Assistant to Grand Secretary, salary to 30th 

September 200 00 

8 — " Masonic Hall Association, rent to 30th Sept 43 75 

II — •' Grand Treasurer's salary to 30th Sept 5000 

11 — •■ Miss .Mary Wilson, grant to 30th Sept 75 00 

12 — " Affiliation fee, Masonic Relief Association of 
U. S. and Canada 194 50 

13 — " Seneca Jones, premium Grand Secretary's 
Bond 50 00 

Mrs. W. M. Wilson, grant to 30th Sept 75 00 

Hunter. Rose & Co for 1,000 books 175 00 

R. W. Bro. Harding, expenses investigation 

at Windsor 11 00 

Grand Master, half-yearly grant for expenses 250 00 

Grand Secretary's salary to 31st Dec, 1887. 400 00 
Assistant to Grand Secretary, salary to 31st 

Dec, 1887 200 00 

Grand Treasurer's salary to 31st Dec, 1887.. 50 00 
Masonic Hall Association, rent to 31st Dec, 

1887 43 75 

Mrs. W. M. Wilson, grant to 31st Dec, 1887 75 00 

Miss Mary Wilson, " " " 75 00 

Mrs. T. B. Harris, " " " 56 25 
William Bruce, engrossing address to the 

Queen 56 55 

Expenses Commission re Brownson and Amity 

Lodge 1300 

Grand Secretary's salary to 31st March 400 00 

Assistant to Grand Secretary, salary to 31st 

March 200 00 

Grand Treasurer's salary to 31st March 50 00 

Masonic Hall Association, rent to 31st March 43 75 

Mrs W. M. Wilson, grant to 31st March. ... 75 00 

Miss Mary Wilson, " " " 75 00 

Mrs. T. B. Harris 56 25 

j. T. Routh, premium fire insurance on regalia 17 50 
Transfer to Ben. Fund Investment Account, 

10% gross receipts 1,566 7° 

31 — " Balance per Balance Sheet *9>73i *4 



•< 


14— 
20 — 


* 4 


24— 


1888 




Jan. 


10 — 


" 


10 — 


" 


10— 


•• 


10 — 


" 


10 — 


» 


10— 


" 


10 — 


Feb. 


12— 
3- 


March 


19— 


April 


3 
3 


May 


3— 
3— 
4— 
4— 
5— 
5— 
31 — 



$34,109 73 



I 96 



GRAND LOD IN ADA. 



1S87. 
June 25- 

July 5- 

14- 
Oct. 7 

1888. 
Feb. 3 
Apl. 24— 
May 31 — 



BENEYOLEBTT FUND. 

RECI 1 1' I S. 

By Balance pei Balance Sheet.. $ 4,486 46 

■ I .i.inil Secretary Interest on Hank Account 49 01 

" " " I 'dienlures 8140x3 

■ Transferred from General Fund 5,00000 

" 1 trand Secretary [nterest on Debentures 407 00 

" " " Bank Account 88 99 

" " " Debentures 797 50 

" " " " " 407 00 

" " Interest on Bank 

Account to date 93 55 

$■2.143 5» 
DISBURSEMENTS. 



1887. 

June 30 

" 3° 

" 30 

" 30 

" 3° 

" 30 

" 30 

" 30 

" 30 

" 30 

" 30 

'• 30 

July 31 

1. 3I 

" 31 

" 31 

•' 31 

•' 31 

1. 3I 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 3i 

" 31 

" 31 

" 3» 

" 31 

" 31 

" 3i 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 3' 

" U 



Mrs. Gipson. 3 

Orphans S. Smith 

Mrs. Stafford 

Mrs. Reid 

Mis. Bourke 

Mrs. Smith 

Mrs. Ellis 

Mrs. Sharpe 

Mrs. Mills 

Mrs. Long 

Mrs. McComb. . . , 

Bro. Talmer 

Bd. Rlf., Chatham 

C( II 

Mrs. Leaney 

Bd. Rlf., Hamilton 

Mis. McM enemy. . 

Mrs. Bailey 

Mrs. Kennedy 

Mrs. Robertson 

Mrs. Moore 

Mrs. Stares 

Mrs. Hall 

Mrs. McBride. . . . 

Mrs. Tuke 

Mrs. Pettit 

Mrs. Moore 

Mrs. Manning. . . . 

Mrs. Nixon 

Bro. D. B 

Mrs. Adamson . . . 

Mrs. Hodgins.... 

Orphans, Manghan 
11 a' 

Mrs. McKenzie... 
Mrs. Kestovan. .. . 
Mrs. Cox 



10 00 
20 00 
15 00 
10 00 
10 00 
10 00 
10 00 
15 00 
15 00 
20 00 
10 00 
20 00 
20 00 
20 00 
15 00 
50 00 
10 00 
10 00 
20 00 
10 00 
10 00 
20 00 
15 00 
10 00 
10 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 
20 00 
10 00 
10 00 
5 00 
5 00 
10 00 
10 00 
10 00 



July 31 Mrs. Turner 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Parker 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Jolley 15 00 

" 31 Bd. Rlf., London. 50 00 

" 31 Mrs. McGibony . . 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Peveret 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Gaslee 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Griffith. . ... 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Mclntyre. .. 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Briggs 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Lister 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Street 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Gray 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Haine 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Christie ... 15 00 

" 31 Bd. Rlf., Windsor 5 00 

" 31 Mrs. Shaw 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Salmoni 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Graham 1500 

" 31 Mrs. Middleton... 1000 

" 31 Mrs. McLellan... 10 00 

Aug. 31 Mrs. McKellar . . 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Mitchell 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Fowler 2000 

" 31 Mrs. Harvey 20 00 

" 31 Bro. Munroe 25 00 

" 31 Bro. Christie 15 00 

" 31 Dau. J. Neilson.. 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Gerrie 15 00 

" 31 Bro. Hallet 25 00 

" 31 Mrs. Handy 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Lawrence... 15 00 

" 31 Orphans, Warren. 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. White 15 °° 

" 31 Bd. Rlf.,Peterboro' 10 00 

" 31 " Ottawa . . 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Bowman. ... 15 00 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 

Benevolent Fund — Continued. 



197 



1887. 

Aug 31 Bro. Graham .... $20 00 

•• 31 Mrs. Douglass. . . 20 00 

•■ 31 Mrs. Rubidge 15 00 

31 Mrs. (aiming 10 00 

■• 31 Mrs. Gar but 1000 

31 Mrs. famieson. . . . 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Kilgour. . .. 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Macbeth... 10 OO 

" 31 Orphans Bro Doan 1000 

" 31 Bro. S. Thompson. 25 00 

" 31 Mrs. Tighe 2000 

" 31 B.Rlf.. St. Thomas 500 

" 31 Mrs. Allen IO OO 

" 31 Mrs Filton 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Stranger 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Jewell 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Johnston. .. . 2000 

" 31 Bro. Longsiaff 25 00 

" 31 Mrs Riggs 2000 

" 31 Mrs. McRae 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Smith ro 00 

" 31 Mrs. Roblin 1000 

" 31 Bro. Wilson 20 co 

" 31 Mrs. LeRoy 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Wylie 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Wescott.. .. 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Davey 15 00 

" 31 Orphans Bro. Todd 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Thompson. . . 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Christanson.. 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. McNeice 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Hartley. .. . 10 co 

•• 31 Mrs. Barber 20 co 

" 31 Mrs. McBride.... 2000 

" 31 Mrs. Olmsted.... 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Neal 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Hurst 15 00 

•' 31 Mrs. Tandey 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Carter 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Miller 10 00 

" 31 Mrs Mclntyre. .. 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Sweeney.... 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Conklin 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Arnold 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Blondheim.. 15 00 

31 Mrs. Pearce 20 00 

• 31 Mrs. Street 20 00 

" 32 Mrs. Oliver 15 00 

" 31 Bro. Berry 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Jolliffe 15 00 

■• 31 Mrs. Tinlay 1000 

JJ 31 Mrs. Seddon 1000 

•' 31 Mrs. Goldsmith.... 20 co 



1887. 

Aug. 31 Mrs. Steele $10 00 

" 31 Mrs. German .... 10 OO 

" 31 Mrs. Bridgport ■ . . 2000 

" 31 Mrs. Taylor 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Robson 20 00 

" 31 Bro. Black 25 00 

" 31 Mrs. Holmes 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Harper 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Sutherland.. 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Stewart 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Bradley 1000 

" 31 Bro. Parkin 25 00 

" 31 Bro. Meyers 25 00 

" 31 Mrs. Hessel 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Pocock 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Bouchart.... 5 00 

" 31 Mrs. Sommerville. 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Baptie 10 00 

" 31 Mrs Pigott 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Evans 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Perley. ..... 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Halladay. .. 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Bethune. . .. 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Scott 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Greer 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Bartlett 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Nelson 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Kerr 2000 

•' 31 Mrs. DeWolf. 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Blythe 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Martin 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Hogg 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Leclair. . . . 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Tinline ... 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Richardson. . 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Harvey 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Davie 10 00 

" 31 Bro. Smith 25 00 

" 31 Mrs. Patterson. .. 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Gill 20 00 

'■ 31 Daughter, Eligh.. 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Mitchell.. .. 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Snellgrove. . - 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Gilchrist 20 00 

" 31 Bro. Tracey 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Francis 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Campbell. ... 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Inman 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Bernard 40 00 

" 31 Mrs. Howard.. .. 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Milloy 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Noble 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Pringle... 1000 



[g8 



CRAM) L0DG1 01 ' \NADA. 
Bl NBVOLBNT FUND — Continued. 



1887. 






Aug. 31 




$25 00 


.. 3 , 


Mrs. Waltho 


15 00 


" 3« 


Mrs. Robertson. . - 


10 00 


" 3' 


Children, Marsh . 


15 00 


" 11 




10 00 


" 3' 


Mis. Key, 


15 00 


" 3> 


I>i 11. Bowman. . . . 


20 00 


" 31 


Mrs. ( lampbell. . . 


10 00 


" 31 


Mrs. Keinhard. . . 


15 00 


" 31 


Mrs. Small 


20 00 


" 3 1 


Mrs. Flood 


20 00 


■■ ;i 


Mrs. McKenzie. . . 


[O 00 


1, 3I 




15 00 


.< 3 , 


Mrs. Locke 


10 00 


" 3' 


Mrs. Reid 


10 00 


" 31 




10 00 


" 31 


Mrs. Nancollas . . . 


10 00 


" 31 


Mrs. Deacon 


20 00 


" 31 


Mrs. McKay 


10 00 


11 31 


Mrs. Burton 


20 00 


" 31 


Mrs. Parney 


10 00 


" 3i 


Daughter Bro. Lee 


10 00 


" 31 




15 00 


" 31 


Mrs. Willson 


10 00 


" 3' 


Mrs. Deitrich 


10 00 


" 3i 


Mrs. McKillican. . 


20 00 


" 3 1 


Mrs. Gipson 


10 00 


" 3i 


Mrs. Wright 


10 00 


" 3i 


Mrs. McKenzie. . . 


15 00 


" 3i 


Mrs Clarke 


15 00 


" 3i 


Mrs. Campbell .... 


10 00 


" 3i 


Mrs. Thompson . . 


20 00 


" 3' 


Mrs. Elliot 


10 00 


" 31 


Mrs. Tohnstone 


10 00 


« 3 , 


Mrs. Clegg ... . 


10 00 


" 3i 


Children, Francis. 


20 00 


" 3i 


Mrs. Covil 


15 00 


" 3i 


Mrs. Ferguson .... 


10 00 


" 3i 


Daughter, Steel. .. 


20 00 


" 3i 


" Chaloner 


15 00 


" 3i 


Mrs. Cheetham . . . 


10 00 


" 3i 


Mrs. Harvey 


15 00 


" 3i 




20 00 


" 3i 


Mrs. Kneeshaw . . . 


10 00 


" 3i 


Mrs. Long 


10 00 


" 3i 


Mrs. Gifford 


10 CO 


" 31 


Orphans, Munroe. 


10 00 


" 31 




10 00 


" 31 


Mrs. Wellbank... 


15 00 


." 3i 


Mrs. Nelson 


15 00 


" 31 


Mrs. Stoppleben . . 


10 00 


" 31 


Mrs. Sproule 


15 00 


" 31 


Mrs. Fidell. 


10 00 



1887. 

Aug. 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 3i 

.. 3 , 

" 31 

.1 3I 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

•1 3I 

1, 3 , 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

.. 3I 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

" 31 

.. 3 , 

" 31 

" 31 

Sept. 30 

' 30 

" 30 

" 30 



Mrs. Kerr $10 00 

Mrs. 1 lunler 10 00 

Mrs. Scaichard... 10 00 

Mi ;. Benedict .... 20 00 

Mrs. McDougall... 10 00 

Mrs. Kinsman ... 10 00 

Sec. B. R., Ptboro' 15 00 

Mrs. Sayright . . . . 10 00 

Mrs. Keynell ... 10 00 

Mrs. Connolly. ... 20 00 

Mrs. Allan 10 00 

Bro. Prentice 15 00 

Mrs. Bayley 10 00 

Mrs. Jackson 10 00 

Mrs. Power 15 00 

Mrs. Denoid 10 00 

Mrs. Burns 15 00 

Bd. Rlf , Toronto.. 50 00 

Mrs. Horsenell. ... 10 00 

Mrs. Renwick... 15 00 

Mrs. Blount 15 00 

Mrs. Shupe 15 00 

Mrs. Braund .... 20 00 

Orphans, Rees — 10 00 

Mrs. Oldham 10 00 

Mrs. Sharpe 20 00 

Mrs. McPhail .... 20 00 

Mrs. McTaggart.. 10 00 

Mrs. Casseboom... 10 00 

Mrs. Casseboom... 10 00 

Mrs. Howells 15 00 

Mrs. McPherson.. 15 00 

Orphans, Davey. 15 00 

Mrs. Bald 10 00 

Mrs. Rees 15 00 

Mrs. Hill 10 00 

Mrs. Upham 10 00 

Mrs. Nash 20 00 

Mrs. Grant 15 00 

Mrs. Grant 15 00 

Mrs. Reid 10 00 

Mrs. Beal 10 00 

Mrs. Iredale 15 00 

Bro. Ingram 20 00 

Mrs. Whitworth. . 10 00 

Mrs. Pattison .... 10 00 

Mrs. Fitzpatrick... 10 00 

Eliza Smith 20 00 

Mrs. McKay 10 00 

Mrs. Lewis 1000 

Mrs. Pickhaven ... 10 00 

Mrs. Stirton ?o :o 

Bd. Rlf., Kingston 25 00 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 

Benevolent Fund — Continued. 



199 



1887. 

Sept. 30 Mrs. Playler $10 00 

" 30 Mrs. Philips 15 00 

•' 30 Mrs. Ellis 15 00 

" 30 Mrs. Birtech 10 00 

" 30 Mrs. Adams 20 00 

" 30 Mrs. Laing 20 00 

" 30 Mrs. McKay 10 00 

" 30 Mrs. Pinkerton... 15 00 

" 30 Orphans, Mowat . . 20 00 

" 30 Bro. Marsh 15 00 

" 30 Mrs. Champaigne. 15 00 

" 30 Mrs. Vardon 10 00 

. " 30 Mrs. Wetmer .... 20 00 

" 30 Mrs. Hortop 10 00 

" 30 Rro. Wilson 20 00 

" 30 Mrs. Spickett 10 00 

" 30 Mrs. Leith 15 00 

Oct. 31 Orphans, Oliver . . 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Irwin 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Dack 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Thoburn. ... 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Turner 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Livingston... 10 00 

" 31 Orphans, Anderson 10 00 

" 31 Mrs Vanluvan ... 10 00 

" 31 Bro. Vedeau 25 00 

" 31 Mrs. Chard 20 00 

" 31 Mrs Beattie 1000 

" 31 Bro. Patterson.... 25 00 

" 31 Mrs. Spence 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Fullarton.. . 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Ashton 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. McLeod 20 00 

Nov. 30 Mrs. Bell 15 00 

" 30 Mrs. Playter... ... 10 00 

" 30 Mrs. Treston 10 00 

" 30 Mrs. Jones 1500 

" 30 Mrs. Hill 15 00 

" 30 Mrs. Harington. .. 20 00 

" 30 Mrs. Talmer 15 00 

" 30 Mrs. Cumming. ... 10 00 

" 30 Mrs. Elliott 15 00 

" 30 Mrs. Bailey 15 00 

" 30 Mrs. Young 10 00 

" 30 Mrs. Cameron 15 oc 

Dec. 31 Mrs. Lowe 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Bourke 10 00 

1 31 Orphans, Gregory. 20 00 

' 3 1 " " 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Leaney 1000 

" 31 Mrs. Mills 15 CO 

" 31 Mrs. Stafford. ... 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Smith 10 00 



1887. 

Dec. 31 Mrs. Reid $10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Ellis 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. McComb. ... 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Sharp 1500 

" 31 Bro. Videau 25 00 

" 31 Mrs. Bennett 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Hill 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Porteous 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Phipps 10 00 

" 31 Son Bro. Shortt. . . 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Richardson.. 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Boulton 15 00 

1888. 

Jan. 31 Mrs. Hill 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Epplette 15 00 

" 31 Bd. Relf., Chatham 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Burns 15 00 

" 31 Bro. Graham 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. McKenzie. . . 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Tuke 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Nixon 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. McBride 1000 

'" 31 Orphan, Monighan 5 00 

" 31 " " 5 00 

" 31 Mrs. Renwick 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Cox 10 00 

" 31 Mrs Manning.... 15 00 

" 31 Orphans, Barber.. 10 00 

" 31 Louisa Lee 10 00 

" 31 Bro. Worsfold. .. 25 00 

" 31 Mrs. Hartley 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Stranger.... 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Turner . 15 00 

Feb'y29 Mrs. Nelson. ... 15 00 

" 29 Mrs. Shupe 15 00 

" 29 Mrs. Hall 15 00 

" 29 Mrs Pettit 15 00 

" 29 Mrs. Stares 20 00 

" 29 -Mrs. Pocock 20 00 

" 29 Mrs. Lawrence.... 15 00 

" 29 Wife John Marsh... 15 00 

'' ' 29 Mrs. Leclair 10 go 

" 29 Mrs. Kestevan. . . 10 00 

" 29 Mrs. Parker 15 00 

" 29 Mrs. Garbut 10 00 

" 29 Bro. D Bee 20 00 

" 29 Mrs. Jamieson .... 20 00 

" 29 Mrs. Neal 20 00 

" 29 Dau. Bro. Eligh. . 10 00 

•' 29 Mrs. Davies 10 00 

" 29 Mrs. Patterson.. . . 10 00 

" 29 Bro. Smith 25 00 

" 29 Bd. Relf., Hamilton 50 00 



■■. 1 1 LODGI OF I \N.\DA. 

Benevolent Fund Continued. 



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Mrs. Ilaivcy ... $10 00 

Mrs. I .ilehrist 

Mrs. McMenemy. , i" 00 

Mrs. Robson 

Mrs. Irwin 15 00 

Mis. Bailey 10 00 

Mrs. Fitzpatrick. . . 1000 

Mrs. Kerr 20 00 

Mrs. Fowler 20 00 

Mrs. Fullerton. . 10 00 

Mrs. Miller 10 00 

Mrs. Chetham. . . 10 00 

Mrs. Mclntyre. . . 10 00 

Mrs. Goslee .... 10 00 

B. Kf.,St Thomas. 5 00 

Bro. Monroe 25 00 

Bro. Longstaff. . . 25 00 

Mrs. Salmond . . . 15 00 

Mr-. Thomson. ... 20 00 

Mrs. Robertson... 10 00 

Mrs. Imlay 10 00 

Mrs. Coulter 15 00 

Mrs. McNiece ... 10 00 

Mrs. Bald 10 00 

Mrs. Stoppleben. . 10 00 

Mrs. Gray 15 00 

Mrs. Boulton IS 00 

Mrs. Small 20 00 

B. Relf., Peterboro' 15 00 

Mrs. Smythe 10 00 

Mrs. Rubidge 15 00 

B. Relf.. Peterboro' 10 00 

Mrs. Cummings. . . 10 00 

Mrs. Bailey 15 00 

Mrs. Olmstead. ... 15 00 

Mrs. Moore 15 00 

Bro Thompson. . . 25 00 

Bd. Rlf. , London. 50 00 

Mrs. Shaw 10 00 

Mrs. Douglass. ... 20 00 

Mrs. Adamson. ... .10 oc 

Mrs. Flood 20 00 

Mrs Jolley 15 00 

Mrs. Leith 15 00 

Mrs. Filton 10 00 

Mrs. Allen 10 00 

Mrs. Commins. ... 10 00 

Mrs. McTaggart . 10 00 

Bro. Prentice 15 00 

Mrs. Blondheim... 15 00 

Mrs. Bowman.... 15 00 

Mrs. Gerrie 115 00 

Mrs. Covil 1 5 00 



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Bridgeport. . 20 00 

Sutherland... 20 00 

Phipps. .... 10 00 

Francis 15 00 

McKenzie. . 15 00 

<;iii 20 00 

Mallet 25 00 

Palmer 15 00 

Smith 10 00 

I farvey 15 00 

White 15 00 

Bradley 10 00 

Wylie 10 00 

Bennett 20 00 

Richardson. . fo 00 

Macbeth 10 00 

MacKenzie. . 10 00 

C.riffith IO OO 

Blount 15 00 

Riggs 20 00 

Harington. . . 20 00 

Mclntyre. 10 00 

Leister 10 00 

Pringle 10 00 

Wilson 20 00 

Christie 15 00 

Peveret 15 00 

Halladay. ... 10 00 

Mc( iibuny . 10 OO 

Robertson. . . 10 00 

Canning io 00 

Campaigne. . 15 00 

LeRoy 10 00 

Leaney 10 00 

Davis 10 00 

Philips 15 00 

Relief, Ottawa 15 00 

Barber 20 00 

Kerr. 10 00 

Upham 10 00 

Hurst 15 00 

ter, Challoner 15 00 

Grier 15 00 

Nelson 15 00 

Howe 15 00 

Johnston .... 20 00 

Bowman .... 20 00 

Parkin 25 00 

^Yilson 20 00 

Evans 15 co 

Waltho .... 15 00 

Briggs IO 00 



\\M Al. COMMUNICATION, lORONTO, 5888. 
Benevolent Fund — Continued. 



1888. 

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Mrs. Sharpe 

Mrs. Beattie 

Mrs. Tighe 

Mrs. Adams 

Bro Paterson 

Mrs. German. . . . 

Mrs. Scott 

Mrs. Chard 

Bro. Nelson 

Mrs. Dack 

Mrs. Thoburn. . . 

Mrs Davey 

Mrs. Milloy 

Orphans. Davey. . 

Mrs. Turner 

Orphans, Munroe. 
Orphans, Doan. . . 
Mrs. Horsenell. . . 

Mrs. Bayley 

Mrs. Pigott 

Mrs Campbell . . . 
Orphans, Todd . . . 

Mrs. Bryant 

Mrs. Jones 

Orphans, Orr 

Children, McBride 

Bro. Black 

Mrs. Oldham 

Mrs Wilson 

Mrs. Ferguson. . . . 

Mrs Conklin 

Mrs Sommerville. 

Mrs. DeWolf 

Mrs. Howells. . . . 
Mrs. McKellican. . 
Orphans, Warren. 

Mrs. Smith 

Mrs. Martin 

B. Relf, Chatham 

Mrs. McKay 

Mrs. Harper. . . . . 

Mrs. Wescott 

Mrs. Street 

Mrs. Scatchard . . . 

Mrs. Sproule 

Mrs. Christie 

Mrs. Mitchell .... 
Mrs. Mitchell .... 
Bd. Rlf. Windsor. 

Mrs. Locke 

Mrs. Reid 

Mrs Hunter 

Bro. Tracey 



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Mrs Hill '. 

Mrs. Iredale 

Mrs. Long 

Mrs. Gifford 

Mrs. Bartlett 

Orphans, Rees. . . . 
Mrs. Campbell. . . . 

Mis. Inman 

Mrs. Pattison 

Mrs. Taylor 

Mrs. Gipson 

Mrs Berry 

Mrs. Deacon 

Mrs Reid 

F.Ex. Mrs.Grahair 

Mrs. Beal 

Mrs. Burton 

Orphans, Gregory. 

Mrs. Britsch 

Mrs. Power 

Mrs. Jackson 

Mrs. Denoid 

Mrs. Hessel 

Mrs. McComb . . . 

Mrs. Ellis 

Mrs. Sharpe 

•Mrs. Laing 

Mrs. Bourke ... . 

Mrs. Carter 

Mr- Reid 

Mrs. Stafford 

Mrs. Spence 

Mrs. Sweeney. . . . 

Eliza Smith 

Mrs. Pinkerton. . . 
Mrs. Bethune . . . 

Mrs. McKay 

Mrs. Preston 

Mrs. Richardson. . 

Mrs. Belt 

Mrs. Noble 

Mrs. Snellgrove . . 
Mrs. McKellar... 
Mrs. Benedict . . 

Mrs. McKay 

Mrs. Aishton 

Mrs. Grant 

Mrs. Howard 

Mrs. Rees 

Mis. Say right 

Mrs. Bryant 

Mrs. Bryant 



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Mrs. Holmes. . . 
Mr<. Parney . 
Mrs Nancollas. 
Mrs MM. 
Mrs. Wrigjjt. . . 
M 1 5 RobllD .... 
Mrs. Spickett . . 
Mrs. Wellbank 
Mrs. Keynell. . . 
Mrs. McRae . . 
Mrs. McPherson 
Mrs. Jolliffe .... 
Mrs. Steele .... 
Mrs. McLellan . 
Mrs Thompson. 
Mrs. Christenson 
Bro. Meyers . . . 
Mrs. Allan .... 
Mrs. Banghart. . 
Mrs. Witmer. . . 
Mrs. Jewell . . . 
Orphans, Mowatt 
Mrs. Perley. . . . 
Mrs. Hodgins.. 

Mrs Nash 

Daughter, Steele 
Mrs. Baptie. . . . 
Mrs. McDougall 
Bd. Rlf., Kingston 
Mrs. McPhail . . 
Mrs. Campbell 
Mrs. Stewart. . 
Mrs. Lewis . . 
Bro. Palmer. . . 
Bro. Palmer . . . 
Mrs. Oliver . . . 
Mrs. Handy . . 
Mrs. Vanluven. 
Mrs. Hogg. . . . 
Mrs. Deltrict.. 
Mrs. Harvey . . 
Mrs. Eppilet . . 
Mrs. Kinsman. 
Anna Neilson . 



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" 31 Mrs. Tandey .... 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Seddon 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Kays 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Pickhaver. . 10 00 

" 31 Orphans, Oliver.. 15 00 

" 31 Bro. Ingram 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Ellis .... 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Blythe 1000 

" 31 Mrs. DeGrassi ... 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. Hill 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Playter 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Pearce .... 20 00 

" 31 Mrs. DeGrassi.... 20 00 

April 30 Mrs. Stirton 20 00 

" 30 Mrs. Cosseboom.. 10 00 

" 30 Bd Relf., Toronto 50 00 

" 30 Mrs. Connolly. .. . 20 00 

" 30 Mrs. Fidell 10 00 

" 30 Mrs. Street 20 00 

" 30 Mrs. Moore 10 00 

" 30 Mrs. Elliott 10 00 

" 30 Mrs. Hortop 10 00 

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" 31 Orphans, Anderson 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Cameron.... 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Cameron.... 10 00 

'• 31 Bro. Ross 25 00 

" 31 Bro Ross 25 00 

" 31 Mrs. Noble 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Noble 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Livingstone.. 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Hill 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Wells 15 00 

" 31 Mrs Wells 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Hill 15 00 

" 31 Mrs. Young 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. Cameron. .. . 15 00 

•' 31 Mrs Whitworth... 10 00 

" 31 Mrs. McLeod .... 20 00 

" 31 Balance per sheet.. 2303 51 

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Great Western Windsor. 

Albion Newbury. 

Bothwell Bothwell. 

Tecumseh Thamesville. 

Sydenham Dresden. 

Parthenon Chatham. 

Kent Blenheim. 

Lome Glencoe. 

Leamington Leamington. 

Pynx , Wallaceburg. 

The Hammond Wardsville. 

Highgate Highgate. ■ 

McColl West Lome. 

Florence Florence. 

Howard Ridgetown. 

Parvaim Comber 

Central Essex Centre. 

Windsor Windsor. 

Rodney Rodney. 

Naphtali Tilbury Centre. 

Star of the East Bothwell. 



ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 2. (19.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. W. S. Calvert, Napier. 

No. 56, Victoria Sarnia. 

" 81, St. John's Mt. Brydges. 

" 83, Beaver -. . . Strathroy. 

" 1 16, Cassia Thedford. 

" 153, Burns Wyoming. 

" 158, Alexandra Oil Springs. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 219 

No. 1 94, Petrolia Petrolia. 

" 238, Havelock Watford. 

" 260, Washington Petrolia. 

" 263, Forest Forest. 

" 294, Moore Mooretown. 

" 307, Arkono Arkona. 

" 323, Alvinston Alvinston. 

11 328, Ionic Napier. 

" 364, Dufferin Melbourne. 

" 366, Euclid Strathroy. 

" 392, Huron Camlachie. 

" 397, Leopold Brigden. 

" 419, Bismarck Point Edward. 

LONDON DISTRICT No. 3. (29.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. John Boyd, Belmont. 

No. 20, St. John's London. 

" 42, St. George's London. 

44, St. Thomas St. Thomas. 

" 64, Kilwinning London. 

94, St. Mark's Port Stanley. 

" 107, St. Paul's Lambeth. 

" 1 20, Warren Fingal. 

" 140, Malahide Aylmer. 

" 171, Prince of Wales Iona. 

" 176, Spartan Sparta. 

" 190, Belmont Belmont. 

" 195, Tuscan London. 

" 209«,St. John's London. 

" 232, Cameron Wallacetown. 

" 259 Springfield Springfield. 

" 289, Doric Lobo. 

" 300, Mt. Olivet Thorndale. 

" 302, St. David's St. Thomas. 

" 33°> Corinthian London East. 

" 344, Merrill Dorchester Station. 

" 345> Nilestown Nilestown. 

" 349, Elgin St. Thomas. 



220 GRANfi LODGE OJ CANADA. 

No. 358, Delaware Valley Delaware. 

" 378, King Solomon's Petersville. 

" 379, Middlesex Bryanston. 

■' 380, Union London. 

" 388, Henderson Ilderton. 

" 394, King Solomon Thamesford. 

11 399, Moffat Harrietsville. 

SOUTH HURON DISTRICT, No. 4. (16.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. W. G. Duff, Seaforth. 

No. 33, Maitland Goderich. 

" 73, St. James St. Mary's. 

" 84, Clinton Clinton.' 

" 133, Lebanon Forest Exeter. 

" 141, Tudor Mitchell. 

" 144, Tecumseh Stratford. 

" 154, Irving Lucan. 

" 1 70, Britannia Seaforth. 

" 205, New Dominion New Hamburg. 

" 214, Craig Ailsa Craig. 

" 224, Zurich Hensall. 

" 233J 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. W. 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. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 22 1 

No. 284, St. John's Brussels. 

" 286, Wingham Wingham. 

" 331, Fordwich Fordwich. 

" 341, Bruce Tiverton. 

" 362, Maple Leaf Tara. 

" 393, Forest Chesley. . 

" 396, Cedar Wiarton. 

WILSON DISTRICT NO. 6. (23.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. W. McDonald, Tilsonburg. 

No. io, Norfolk Simcoe. 

" 37, King Hiram Ingersoll. 

« 43, King Solomon Woodstock. 

" 68, St. John's Ingersoll. 

■• 76, Oxford Woodstock. 

» 78, King Hiram Tilsonburg. 

" 82, St. John's Paris. 

" 95, Ridout Otterville. 

'• 104, St. John's Norwich. 

" 106, Burford Burford. 

" 108, Blenheim Drumbo. 

« 113, Wilson Waterford. 

" 149, Erie Port Dover. 

" 1 74, Walsingham Port Rowan. 

" 178, Plattsville Plattsville. 

« 181, Oriental Port Burwell. 

" 193, Scotland Scotland. 

" 217, Frederick Delhi. 

" 237, Vienna Vienna. 

•« 250, Thistle Embro. 

" 251, Oak Branch Innerkip. 

" 335, Langton Langton. 

" 359, Vittoria Vittoria. 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT, No. 7. (2 1.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. Richard Mahony, Guelph. 

No. 72, Alma Gait. 

" 151. The Grand River Berlin. 



222 



GR VNMi LODGE OF CAN \DA 



No. 



172 
180 
200 
203 
216 

257 
258 
262 
271 
279 

295 
297 
306 

3M 
315 
334 
347 
361 
421 



Ayr Ayr. 

Speed Guelph. 

St. Alban's Mount Forest. 

Irvine Elora. 

Harris Orangeville. 

Gait Gait. 

Guelph Guelph. 

Harriston Harriston. 

Wellington Erin. 

New Hope Hespeler. 

Gonestogo Drayton. 

Preston , Preston. 

Durham Durham. 

Blair Palmerston. 

Clifford Clifford. 

Prince Arthur Arthur. 

Mercer Fergus. 

Waverley Guelph. 

Scott Grand Valley. 

HAMILTON DISTRICT, No. 8. (2 1..) 



D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. Wm. Freeman, M. D., Georgetown. 
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. 

1 66, Wentworth Stoney Creek. 

2 1 9, Credit Georgetown. 

243, St. George St. George. 

272, Seymour Ancaster. 

291, Dufferin West Flamboro'. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 223 

No. 321, Walker Acton West. 

" 324, Temple Hamilton. 

" 357, Waterdown Waterdown. 

" 382, Doric Hamilton. 

" 400, Oakville Oakville. 

GEORGIAN DISTRICT, No. 9. (23.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. George Monkman, Barrie. 

No. 79, Simcoe Bradford. 

88, St. George's Owen Sound. 

" 90, Manito Collingwood. 

" 96, Corinthian Barrie. 

98, True Blue Albion. 

" 137, Pythagoras Meaford. 

" 192, Orillia Orillia. 

" 230, Kerr . . Barrie. 

" 234, Beaver Clarksburg. 

" 236, Manitoba. Cookstown. 

" 249, Caledonian Midland. 

" 266, Northern Stayner. 

" 285, Seven Star Alliston. 

" 304, Minerva Stroud. 

" 322, North Star Owen Sound. 

" 333> Prince Arthur Flesherton. 

" 348, Georgian Penetanguishene. 

" 352, Granite Parry Sound. 

" 360, Muskoka Bracebridge. 

" 37 5 » Unity Huntsville. 

" 377, Lome Shelburne. 

" 385, Spry Beeton. 

" 409, 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, 






GF WD I ' >DG1 ' 'I I \NADA. 



No, 35, St. John's Cayuga. 

36, Welland Fonthill. 

" 103, Maple Leaf St. Catharines. 

" 105, St. .Mark's Drutnmondville. 

" 115, Ivy Beamsville. 

" 168, Merritt Welland. 

" 169, Macnab Port Colborne. 

" 185, Enniskillen York. 

" 221, Mountain Thorold. 

" 254, Clinton Niagara Falls. 

" 277, Seymour Port Dalhousie. 

" 296, Temple St. Catharines. 

" 319, Hiram Hagersville. 

" 329, King Solomon Jarvis. 

" 337, Myrtle Port Robinson. 

" 348, Dufferin Wellandport. 

" 372, Palmer Victoria. 

" 273, Copestone Welland. 

TORONTO DISTRICT NO. II. (35-) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. James Wayling, Sharon. 

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. 

" 97, Sharon Sharon. 

" 99, Tuscan Newmarket. 

" 118, Union Schomberg. 

" 129, The Rising Sun Aurora. 

" 136, Richardson Stouffville. 

" 156, York Eglington. 

" 218, Stevenson Toronto. 

" 220, Zeredatha Uxbridge. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 225 

No. 229, Ionic Brampton. 

" 247 , Ashlar Toronto. 

" 265, Patterson Thornhill. 

" 269, Brougham Union Brougham. 

" 292, Robertson Nobleton. 

" 305, Humber Weston. 

" 311, Blackwood Woodbridge. 

" 316, Doric Toronto. 

" 326, Zetland, Toronto. 

" 339. Orient Toronto. 

" 343, Georgina Sutton. 

" 346, Occident Toronto. 

" 354, Brock Cannington. 

" 356, River Park Streetsville. 

" 367, St. George Toronto. 

" 369, Mimico Islington. 

" 384, Alpha Parkdale. 

" 410, Zeta Parkdale. 

ONTARIO DISTRICT, No. 12. (22.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. B. Shortly, Peterborough. 

No. 26, Ontario Port Hope. 

" 30, Composite Whitby. 

" 31, Jerusalem Bowmanville. 

" 39, Mount Zion Brooklin. 

" 66, Durham Newcastle. 

" 77, Faithful Brethren Lindsay. 

" ici, Corinthian Peterborough. 

" 114, Hope Port Hope. 

" 139, Lebanon Oshawa. 

" 145, J. B. Hall Millbrook. 

" 155, Peterborough Peterborough. 

" 183, Prince Albert Port Perry. 

" 223, Norwood Norwood. 

" 268, Verulam Bobcaygeon. 

" 270, Cedar Oshawa. 

•• 313, Clementi Lakefield. 

325, Orono Orono. 



g -• (') 



GRAND LODGE 01 i"\NAI)A. 



No. 374, Keene Keene. 

" 375, Lome Omemee. 

" 398, Victoria Victoria Road. 

" 406, The Spry Fenelon Falls. 

" 408, Murray Beaverton. 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT, No. 13. (22 ) 

D. D. G. M.— R. VV. Bro. Wm. Smeaton, Belleville. 

No. n, Moira Belleville. 

" 1 7, St. John's Cobourg. 

" 18, Prince Edward Picton. 

United Brighton 

Trent Trenton. 

Madoc Madoc. 

Consecon Consecon. 

Stirling Stirling 

Colborne Colborne 

The Belleville Belleville. 

Golden Rule Campbellford. 

Franck , Frankfort. 

Percy Warkworth. 

Star in the East Wellington. 

Lake Ameliasburg. 

Marmora Marmora. 

Tweed Tweed. 

Quinte Shannonville. 

Mystic Roslin. 

Eureka Belleville. 

Grafton Grafton. 

Craig Ueseronto. 



29 

38 
48 

5° 
69 

9 1 
123 
126 
127 
161 
164 

215 
222 

239 
241 
278 
283 
308 
401 



FRONTENAC DISTRICT, No. 1 4. (17.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. H. J. Wilkinson, Kingston. 

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

" 9, Union Napanee 

" 92, Cataraqui Kingston. 

" 109, Albion Harrowsmith. 

" 119, Maple Leaf Bath. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 227 

No. 146, Prince of Wales Newburgh. 

" 157, Simpson Newboro. 

" 189, Filins Viduae Adolphustown. 

" 201, Leeds Gananoque. 

" 212, Elysian Garden Island. 

" 229, Prince Arthur Odessa. 

" 253, Minden Kingston. 

" 299, Victoria Centreville. 

" 340, St John's Pittsburg. 



342, 



Hiram Wolfe Island. 



363, Frontenac Cataraqui. 



404, 



Lome Tamworth. 



ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT, No. 1 5. (2 2.) 



D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. W. J. Morris, Perth. 

No. 5, Sussex Brockville. 

" 14, True Britons Perth. 

" 24, St. Francis Smith's Falls. 

28, Mount Zion • . . Kemptville. 

11 55, Merrickville Merrickville. 

74, St. James Oakland. 

" 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. 

" 418, Maxville Maxville. 



J 28 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



No. 



5 2 
58 

63 
121 
128 

i47 
148 

i59 
177 
186 
196 
209 
231 
264 
37i 
405 
420 



OTTAWA DISTRICT, No. 1 6. (17.) 

I). I). G. M.— R. W. Bro. David Taylor, Ottawa. 

, I )alhousie Ottawa. 

, Doric Ottawa. 

, St. John's Carleton Place. 

, Renfrew Renfrew. 

, Pembroke Pembroke. 

, Mississippi Almonte. 

, Civil Service Ottawa. 

, Goodwood Richmond. 

, The Builders' Ottawa. 

, Plantagenet Plantagenet. 

, Madawaska Arnprior. 

, Evergreen Lanark. 

, Lodge of Fidelity Ottawa. 

, Chaudiere Ottawa. 

, Prince of Wales Ottawa. 

, Mattawa Mattawa. 

, Nipissing North Bay. 



ALGOMA DISTRICT, No. 1 7. (6.) 

D. D. G. M.— R. W. Bro. S. W. Ray, Port Arthur. 

No. 287, Shuniah Port Arthur. 

" 407, Manitoulin Gore Bay. 

" 412, Keystone Sault Ste. Marie. 

" 414, Pequonga Rat Portage. 

" 415, Fort William Fort William. 

" 417, Keewatin Keewatin Mills. 

NOT ATTACHED TO ANY DISTRICT. 

No. 293, The Royal Solomon Mother, Jerusalem, Palestine. 

RECAPITULATION. 

Erie District No. 1 24 Lodges. 

St. Clair " " 2 19 " 

London " " 3 29 " 

South Huron " " 4 16 " 

North Huron " " 5 15 



ANNUA!, COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 229 

Wilson District No. 6 23 Lodges. 

Wellington " " 7 21 " 

Hamilton " " 8 21 " 

Georgian " " 9 23 " 

Niagara " " 10 22 t: 

Toronto " " n 35 " 

Ontario " " 12 22 " 

Prince Edward " " 13 22 " 

Frontenac " " 14 17. " 

St. Lawrence " " 15 22 " 

Ottawa " " 16 17 " 

Algoma " " 17 6 " 

Unattached 1 " 

Total 355 

EXPULSIONS*. 

No. of 
Lodge. 

218— W. F. Clarke. 

SUSPENSIONS— UNMASONIC CONDUCT. 

No. of 
Lodge. 

14— W. M. Kellock. 

18— A. P. Clark. 
104 — Frank Winters. 
359 — Jno. B. Bulmer. 
367 — A. J. Bullock. 

SUSPENSIONS— NON-PAYMENT OF DUES. 

No. of 
Lodge. 

2 — E. Willcox. 

3 — J. D. Peteris, A. M. Cartney. 

6— W. T. Munday, L. Fallis, M. A. Graham, F. B. Hallinday, 
Alex. Munro, Jas McDueen, J. M. Tory, E. F. 
Williams. 
10 — J. C. Woodworth, J. S. Austin. 
11— W. A. Roblin. 

14 — J. F. Thomson, Chas. Rappe, John Joseph. 
16 — Go. J. Mason. 
. 17 — Jas. Russell, T. Irish, J. G. Orr, D. Honston. 



230 GRANh U IDGE "i ' ANADA. 

18— W. H. Benson, W. Welbanks, Wm. Wylie. 

20— W. H. Cooper, Alex. McLean, Geo. K. Phillips, Jos. 

Johnston, \V. T. Rutherford, J. Munro. 
22— Roht. Douglas, S. Goulden, A. Grinstead, W. Williamson. 
23 — Jas. McConnell, D. S. Fairbairne. 
24— W. M. Keith. 

26 — T. E. Shipley, Jno. E. Lynn, Jas. A. Chisholm. 
29— J. B. Chapin, T. N. Scripture, C. Loomis, J. Butler. 
34 -And. Gibb, E. A. Benito, Alf. Darsett. 
40 — A. Abel, J. G. Buchanan, T. J. Carroll, C. A. Davis, 

C F. Forrest, W. J. Hodgson, John Jeff, C. Kerner, 

F. Stewart. 
45 — L. F. Heyd, Jno. P. Hemphill, Thos. I. Beer. 
46— E. W. Wood, G. McColl, C. L. Von Guntre. 
47 — D. Grant, J. Porteous, Jno. McCormack, Wm. Pedlow, 

R. O. Brooks, G A. Bouteillor, G Brown, F. Shaw, 

A. W. Joyce, C. G. Richards. 

56 — G. W. Dickson, Jno. Copland, C. H. Cogan, Jas. 

Gowans. 
61— J. H. Ditchie, H. Hyson, T. J. Bell, G. W. Vanslike, 

B. A. Dunning, W. H. Belknap. 
62— Jno. A. Smith, P. C Shafer, M. Wardell. 
64— F. W. Campbell. 

72 — Peter Gillis. 

73 — J n0 - McLauchlin 

74— R. G. Hervey, J. Wilks, M. Vrooman, S. I. Belling, J. 

S. Wood, S. P. Manhard, A. Shepman, M. M. C. 

Wood, H. W. Milks, T. I. Sharp, G Wilber J. Burr. 
75— H. Boddy, C. F. Ryall, S. Walker, W. H. J. Evans. 
76— A. H. S. Hill, Jno. Fisher, 1). Watt, H. J. Sherwood, 

W. R. Bell, Geo. J. Mason. 
77 — F. E. Smith, Jno. Cummings. 
81 — Wm. Campbell, Jno. Graves, Jno. Handy, Jas. M. 

McLean, Jno. Robinson, Wm. Sundie. 
82 — Geo. T. Birley, A. A. Allworth, Jas. McKie. 
83— D. Roblin, Jno. McBride. 

84 — Peter Cavan, Hy. Fremlin, J. S. Cook, Jno. Craib. 
85— A. H. Willson. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 2$ J 

86 — P. Millington. S. J. Sharnbrook, Jas. Harris. 
90 — Alex. Sutherland. 
91 — Wm. L. King. 

92 — D J. Ainslie, T. F. Allen, Robt. Carson, J. L. Gordon, 
Jno. Rockwell, Jno. Hamer, Wm. Newman, J. I). 
Thompson. 
94— M. Dalton, J. T. C. Findlay, J. Pollock, L. H. Ellison, 
M. May, J. Stewart, H. F. Jelly, H. Ellison, M. 
Fraser, F. Hoskins, G. C. Begg. 
97 — M. W. Vandewater, J. McFarland, Robt. Bennett, T. Y. 

Johnson, H. W. Mosier. 
99 — H. J. Kent, I. Marshall 

103 — Jno. Robertson, Alex. Maxwell, J. W. Cassidy. 
104— T. A. Weldon, A. H. S. Hill. 
105 — Jno. Campbell, R. Anderson, G. Maidment, G. McMick- 

ing, H. Howard, G. Brundage. 
106— Adam E. Kelly, D. H. Hind. 
107 — F. W. H. C. Jarvis, F. Hooper, A. Saunders. 
109 — Robert Graham, G. Pixley, J. E. Thorne, W. C. Venn, 

B. Watkins. 
no— M. M. Duff, R. M. Keefer. 
113— A. B. Walker. 
115 — Hy. Steele, F. J. Henry. 
116— T. Priestly, N. S. Cornell, Geo. Weir. 
118— D. J. Byers. 

119 — Wm. McDonald, Jas. Johnston. 
121— D. C. McNair, Wm. Bailey., J. A. Miller, T. J. Hunter, 

Jas. Wright, Jas. Bown. 
125— H. Stiles, L. A. Ross, W. M. Tait, Geo. Milden, 
A. J. Maley, J. D. Urquhart, Jas. C. Johnstone, 
E. L. Goven, A. F. Mulheron, R. J. Craig. 
127— J. T. Mouldy. 
135 — A. Suitor, D. McNair. 
136— J. R. Hunter, J. Quigley, P. McCallum. 
137— H. West, E. Haines. 
139— L. Weston, J. Glass, A. W. Smith, A. D. Cox, H. Sing, 

J. Harrison. 
140 — Alvin Cronk, L. Cottington. 



_>>_> GRAND LODGE OF* CANADA. 

i.|i Jno. Campbell, W .11. Morgan, VVm. Francis, Wm. Mc- 

Cullough, Jas. Irwin. 
144 J. Alexander, V. Kertcher, J. M. Pridmore. 

146 S. M. Shurtliff. 

151 (.11. Carton, J. II. Kemp, R. H, Siddall. 

, 53 _M. K. Nesbitt, A. Ferguson. Jas. N. McNames, J. M- 

Mclntyre. 
166 — Jno. Boultbee. 
168 — M. Minnes. 
I74 _Geo. Louch, D. J. Ellis, VV. M. White, D. Woodward, 

A. DeCou, M. Buckner, — Finch. 
177 — C Stewart. 

180 — Caleb Chase, Jno. Roche, J. Worsfold. 
j 85— Wm. Young, H. H. Finlay, Jno. C. Nelles. 
190 — P. McGloshon, F. Ferguson, W. Buchanan, J. Buchanan 

J. Beattie. 
192 — B. W. Washburn. 
I95 — j. s. McBeth, Geo. McBeth, H. Bruce. 
197 — J. G. Cooper. 
200 — J. H. Millward, C. Davison. 
201 — E. E. Abbott, J. A. Acton, J. C Thompson. 
205 — Jno. Loth. 
207 — J. H. Cunie, J. R. McKenzie, L. Davust, Jas. McKenzie, 

A. B. McDonald, W. A. Jacobs, A. McRae, A. B. 

McLennan, John Simpson. 
209a — John Burrage, John Dulmage, M. H. Margetts. 
216 — E. Clark, Geo. Stone, O. Girdrum. 

219 — D. McArthur, T. Duncan, H. Brain, J. H. Brownridge. 
220 — M. Chapman, T. P. Card, Robt. Collins. 
221 — C. Beaton, W. H. Durham, G. Smithers, S. Fraser, 

D. A. Summers, J. Fenwick. 
222 — Chas. Irvine. 

225 — A. M. Anderson, F. Coleman, G. A Williams. 
228— C. A. Graham, P. A. Mabee, J. Gallagher, S. V. Perry. 
229 — J. O. Edwards, R. D. Gamble, R. J. Williamson, J. 

Stewart, Geo. Tait, J. W. Cudlip, H. Burnett, Chs. 

Smedley, F. Smith, R. Willis, J. Modeland, W. A. 

Mitchell, A. Campbell, J. H. Campbell, C. J. Campbell. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 233 

231— A. H. Cobb. 

232 — W. E. G. Adams, John Henry. 

234 — T. Hazzard. 

235— R. D. Young, D. Thompson, A. Skene, Robert Mint. 

\V. C. Valentine, J. Laidlaw. 
236— G. M. Lindsay. 
237 — J. Mosher. 
238 — J. Sanders, E. Sanders, T. Humpidge, M. Cochran. 

J. Mavity, H. Morrison. 
243 — H. W. Staintand, John Mullins. 
245 — Wm. Dick, R. Purdom, A. McConnell. 
247— H. W. Darrel), E. N. Fere. 
249 — Jas. Elliott, Hugh Beaton. 

250 — A. Bayne, Wm. Bayne, A. J. Campbell, G. Jamieson, 
C Kittmer, H. Kums, G. Murray, W. C. B. Murray, 
W. Mcintosh, A. McBrayne, H. C. Ross, S. S. 
Willison, E. Whyte, J. D. Stewart, J. D. McKay, 
H. Murray, T. Robinson. 
253 — J. R. Crook, Hy. Youlden. 
256 — Jacob Heyd. 

258 — Caleb Chase, R. R. Rae, Jas. Jennings. 
261— A. Smith, J. Beaty, P. Reid, C E. Foster, D. W. 
McKay, Geo. Hillier, W. Tibbenham, G. Tytzal, 
G. Woolcott A. Church, A. Wise, E. D. Brown, 
Thomas Montford. 
265 — Thos. French. 
269 — S. G. Pickett, Alex. Ure. 
270 — C. W. Smith, A. Henderson. 
274— W. R. Fellows, St., W. R. Fellows, Jr., A. L. Beacock, 

J. M. Burk. 
279 — John Fisher. 
281— L. W. French. 
284— Thos. Harbottle, G. Elliot. 

286— Wm. Elliot, A. Hamilton, S. G Cox, H. Kerr, W. D. 
Carrick. 

287— L. H. Allison, J. Burke, J. D. Casey, J. Craig, W. B. 
Houston, S. D, Allan, S. Johnston, H. E. Alexander, 
Robt. Laird. 



c.KAM) LODGE OF CANADA. 

295 — Francis Knglish, Joshua Gregory. 

297— L. A. Barber, E. P Rice, H. Roat, J. Hagey. 

299- E. H. Perry, N. Wolf, R. Wagar, A A. Ash. 

304 — Jas. A. Lee, las. Nicholson, Wm. Webb. 

305 — J no. Naismith, H. Wallace. 

306 — Augus E. Paterson, Jno. Cochrane, W. W. Gray. 

312 — J. Booth, G. Pierce, W. Bingham, S. Hodges, D. 

McDonald, S. L. Mann, W. Whitehead, J. Fisher, A. 

P. McDonald, J. Lee, F. McLennan, D. Sutherland, 

A. S. Hayward, A. McDonald, W. J. Badder, J. 

Armstrong, F. Harris, S. A. Julien, W. J. McDonnell, 

F. Merrill, J. C. Shaw, Jas. Logan, W. H. Huff. 
313 — Geo. J. Chalmers. 

314 — W. Thompson, J. Browley. 

316 — F. S. Alderdice, T. M. Cavan, J. B. Nixon, B. Bascombe, 

J. D. Cannerdy, R. T. Tinning. 
319 — J. V. Hoover, J. Smith, Geo. Banfield. 
325 — Jas. McComb, Frank Knox, Jas. McCormack, Jno. 

Rickaby. 
326 — J. B. Nixon. 
327 — 0. R. G. Stinson. 
329 — Jas. Elmer. 
338 — Geo. W. Brown, R. H. Tisdale, L. Dierham, W. Sensa- 

baugh, A. McGlashen. 
340 — A. W. Cowan, T. Hughes, R. Auston. 
341 — D. McKinnon, J. H. McCalden, E. B. Lome, Wm. 

Gubb, Geo. Rusk, J. I. Richardson. 
344 — Geo. Stockdale, E. Dundas. 
345— Robt. Elliot. 
349 — J. R. Seymore, D. C Leitch, W. W. Disher, Jas. Bennett, 

G. L. Howell, W. J. Kerr, T. H. Jones, W. H. 
Friggerson. 

359— J. B. Hackett. 

360— A. Armstrong, A. W. Campbell, O. Jones, E. G. Muntz, 

A. McArthur, Wm. Neily, B. Nightingale. 
362 — J. C. Robertson. 

367— W. J. Turner, Jno. Scott, F. Thorpe, G. H. Moody, T. 
H. Martin. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 235 

369-Wm. Gragdon, R. P. Coashley, W. H. F. W. Musson, 

A. Temple, S. Rice, E. L. Mack, S. H. Thompson. 
370 — Mat. Soper. 

371— H. Fitch, J. B. Higman, T W. Hodgins, Thos. Park- 
inson. 
377 — Chas. A. Spence, Josh. Dickey. 
378— W. G. Proctor. 
379— E. Tennant, \V. Lackey, E. H. O'Neil, S. McRoberts, 

E. K. Sale, P. Downham. 
382— W. J. Vale, W. Hawkins, S. McCale, G. R. Lancefield, 

Robt. Hegler. 
383 — J. A. Waterson, R. H. Booth. 
384— W. Rankin, T. W. Booth, E. O. Weeks, A. R. Denison, 

G. H. B. Hooper, Jas. Builivant, W. E. Ainge. J. N. 

Hegglewood, S. Armstrong. 
386 — Jas. Trigger, W. Summerville. 
389 — Jno. Galston. 
393— N. B. Gillies, R. W. Husband. 
394 — A. Henderson, G M. Ross, Jas. Howse. 
396 — Jas. Inksetter, Jno. Inksetter, Jas. Paterson, Geo. M. 

Landress, W. R. Holden, A. Quinlan, H. Quinlan, 

R. Connolly. 
397 — J. S. Porter, W. Logan, C. Young. 
400 — J. W. Bredin. 
401— W. G. McCarthy. 
402 — C. F. Cooke, Hy. Barton, F. Balfour, A. H. Anderson, 

C. J. A. Batstone. 
403 — Wm. Hamilton. 
414— W. Oliver, H. E. Alexander, J. R. Bunn, W. B. 

McLellan, Jas. Doherty. 



RESTORATIONS. 



No. of 

Lodge. 



2 — H. D. Claus. 
3 — A. Davidson. 
6 — J. W. Ferguson. 

9 — Wm. Funnell, VV. E. Sandford, Wm. Saul. 
11 — N. Thompson. 



.n it .i.i.i 01 CANADA 

i | J M . Dick, W. M. Kellock. 

15— J no. Po< ock, Frank Hell. 

t 6— W. A. Eldridge. 

.7 J. G. Orr. 

[8 A. W Dingman, J no. Twigg. 

20— W T. Rutherford. 

24— P. (i. Newman. 

20 — |. H. McGee, L. G. Choquette. 

27 — Wm. Prentice. 

31 — Jno. McDougall. 

37—I. R. Walker. 

46 — W. E. Cunningham, Robt. Park. 

47 — Chas. G. Richards, Thos. Burnie, Wm. Pedlow, A W 
Joyce, Jas. Foster. 

52 — Daniel Mowat. 

56— Jno. McRae. 

58 — Jas. Starke, J. G. Davis. 

61— F. H. Kyttyle.. 

63— P. Harvie, Saml. Moffatt. 

65 — Fred. Wright. 

69 — Jno. Booth. 

72 — W. A. Foley. 
.74— R. G. Hervey, M. McC. Wood, Jno. Milks. 

75 — Ff. D. Collingwood. 

77 — F. E. Smith. 

83— H. H. Sands. 

86— W. E. Southgate. 

90 — Chas. Cameron. 

91 — Wm. Ervington, Jas. E. Lefteur. 

94 — Thos. Robinson. 

97— F. J. McDonald. 
io-i — Jas. C Brown, Wm. O. Strong. 
106 — Jno. McClellan. 
107 — F. Hcoper, Chas. H. Dale. 
115 — C. Horrigan. 
116 — R. F. Manley. 
122 — S. Huntington. 
123— R. Tracy, E. Moxon. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 237 

127 — J. \V. Hendricks, B. Fox. 

135 — A. Smith. 

l 37 — Wm - Burnett, J. A. Orr. 

140 — E. R. Davis. 

143 — Geo. A. Shaver, R. Hunter, E. B. Morrison. 

151— R. H. Siddall. 

153 — Alex. Forsyth. 

168— E. H. Burgar, J. E. Whalley. 

171 — J. Sinclair, Jno. Liddell. 

174— Jno. Collett, C. Biddell, J. B. Fick. 

177— J. W. Whiteford. 

181 — Wm. Backhouse, T. Arnold. 

192 — N. F. Paterson, J. H. Traver. 

193 — Geo. Hagerman. 

195 — J. B. Wilkinson. 

196 — Jno. Shaw. 

197— W. C. Moffat, R. H. McKay. 

200 — Wm. Robinson. 

203 — Alex. McCrea. 

2c>9a-Wm. Bell. 

216— P. McG. Barker. 

219 — Thos. Duncan. 

225 — Wm. Little. 

229 — R. P. Williamson, Hy Burnett. 

232 — Hector McPherson. 

258 — Fred. Sturdy. 

261 — Rich'd. Hooper. 

262 — J. B. Preston. 

264 — W. H. Timbers. 

267— P. E. McKenal. 

274 — Joseph Wallace. 

278— L. W. Burke. 

279 — C. Allendorf. 

284 — A. R. Morris. 

286— Hy. Kerr, Jno. Ritchie. 

287— Geo. E. Small. 

290 — Jas. Roleson. 

304 — Thos. Brunskill. 



238 GRAND LODOB "I I AN. ADA. 

515 Robt. Anderson. 

316 — R. J. License. 

330 — Jas. A. Ross, Geo. Winters. 

334 — James Wilson, Wra. Wilson. 

338— R. H. Tisdale. 

339 _W. F. P. Collins, M. E. Hill. 

349— H. G. Hunt. 

37 7 — Rich'd. Morton, Win. E. Morton. 

384 — M. Grumbacker. 

397 — E. Luck. 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 



2 39 



AT REST. 



NO. OI 
LODGE 



2 

6 

7 

9 

9 

9 

9 

1 1 

16 

10 

17 

'7 

[8 

20 

20 

22 

22 

22 

23 

^7 

27 

27 

-7 
27 
27 

2S 
32 

33 
37 
37 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 
40 

41 
4^ 
44 
45 
45 
4-S 
52 
56 
56 
56 
57 
57 
5* 



Geo. A. Clement 

Jas. Seymour 

Charles Foster 

A. G. Muir 

N. W. Scott 

C. Tames 

S. V. Perry 

N. German 

E. C. Flint 

\Vm. Barber 

\Y. D. Matthews 

Wm. Ilargraft 

S. Retallack 

W. W. Colton 

Chas. Chapman 

Wm. McCadden 

Jno. A. Clendenning 

]. \V. France 

S. Lyttle 

D. Hopkins 

Jas Gordon 

Mat. Nesbit 

Wm. Gillesby 

D. Gillies 

B. J. Morgan 

T. MacKay .... 

Jno. McDonald 

Robt. McNeal 

E. R. Palmer 

Rich. Rawlings 

J. C B. Galer 

Jas. Wallace 

J. A. Orr 

Jas. A. Malcolm 

H. Hamill 

J. C. Mahoney 

J. W. Kerr 

John McAffee 

Henry Grover 

M. Hunzburger. . . 

J. Jenkins 

J. H. Stratford 

T. S. Ager 

Wm. Kerr. . 

A. D Empy 

C. D. Wilson 

A. Hartman 

Jas. A. Duncan 

Alex. McL. Dingwall 
J . G. Davis 



September 29. 
January 9. . . . 
October 4 . . . 

April 1 

December 1 . . 
December 12. 
December 23. 
February .... 

April 17 

August 5 . . . . 
March 19. . . . 

July 8 

September II 

April 6 

September. . . 
October 22. . 
No date. 

January 1 

March 

July 7 

August 6 . . . . 
August 13... 
December 1 1 . 
February 16. 
March 12. . . . 

May 21 

November 9 . 

May 21 

December 17. 

August 

April 23 

June 

August 14 . . . 

July 30 

"November 23 
March 13 

May 8 

November 17. 
September 4. 

May 20 

September 26 
February 12. 
August 21 . . . 
December 2. . 
February .... 
October 19 . . . 
October 21 . . . 

July 1 

No date. 
December 14. 



888 
887 
888 
887 
887 
887 
888 
888 
887 



887 
888 
887 
887 

888 
888 
886 
887 
887 
887 
888 
888 
888 
887 
888 
887 
887 
888 
887 
887 
887 
887 
888 
888 
887 
887 
888 
887 
888 
887 
887 
887 
887 
887 



240 



GRAND LODGE 01 CAN U>A. 

AT REST. 



58 F. M. MacDougall. 

61 D. Williams 

61 W. Sweet 

61 A. T. James 

61 Wm. Inkson 

61 Jno. Booth 

61 Wm. Murphy 

63 Jas. Dunlop 

63 Jno. Lowe 

65 Geo. Logan 

65 J. D. Manning. . . 

65 E. Bendkaria 

65 W. H. Jackman. . . 

72 Geo. Godfrey 

73 D. Campbell 

75 Jas. Mossman 

75 Geo. Graham. . . . 

75 G. Harrison 

76 Geo. F. Pocock . . . 

76 J. A. Jones 

77 W. T. Smithet 

80 A. A. Wright 

80 Thos. Maggs 

82 Chas. W. Noble... 

82 Jno. Finlayson . . . . 

83 T. L. Armstrong . . 

83 fas. Thompson . 

84 W. F. Murray 

86 Joseph Wright .... 

88 Jno. Dougall ... ... 

90 D. A. Currie 

92 T. Gordon 

92 J. J. Whitehead 

92 Hy. Dumble 

92 J. D. Froiland 

96 A. Thompson .... 

97 Chas. Graham 

97 Jas. Silver 

101 Jno. E Hammond. 

103 fas. Seymour .... 

no T. S. Detler 

1 10 Angus Fraser 

113 Lewis Beamer 

115 Geo. Walker 

115 Geo. F. Fairbrother 

115 E. Marlatt 

115 J. O. Henry 

118 Robt. McKee 

119 M. Cronin , 

133 Alex. Rohertson . . . 



March 7 

March 19 

July 30 

December 24. 
February 2 . . . . 
February 3 . . . . 

March 27 

November 12. 

March 20 

December 8, . 

March 21 

March 28 

April 10 

December 27 . . 

February 

January 30 . . . 

January 9 

March 12 

July 3 

No date. 
No date. 
No date. 
No date. 
November 4.. 

February 3 

August 27 ... . 
January 4. . 
January 25 ... . 
September 12. 
No date. 
November 2. . 

July 25 

September 27. 
January 26. . . . 



October 29. . 
February 4 . . 
April 25 . . . 

June 3 

January 9. 
October 24. . 
October 3 . . 

June 4 

December 6. 
March 7 . . . . 
January 10. . 
June 20 ... . 
June 23. 



[887 
1887 
1887 
[888 



[887 
[888 
[887 
[888 



[887 



[887 
[888 



[887 

[887 
[887 
[887 



[887 
[887 
[888 



[888 



September 29. 
February 29. . 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 

AT REST. 



241 



MO. "1 
LODGE 



26 

20 
28 

4- 
48 

48 

5' 

55 

55 

59 

66 

68 

68 

69 

7" 

7i 

74 

77 

77 

77 

77 

77 

86 

86 

86 

86 

So 

92 

94 

97 
203 
209a 
209a 
209 
225 
225 
229 
229 
234 
234 
241 

243 
245 
247 
249 
254 
255 



kobt. U. McFarlane. 

Jno. Crosby 

Ily. Skinner 

Edwd. Atkinson. . . . 
Thos. E. Thwaites . . 
\\ . J. Casselman .... 

A. J. Cambie 

R. M. Bonfellow. . . 

August Meinke 

Jno. Roat 

Jno. Stewart 

C. D. Macdonnell . . . 

D. Beatty 

Geo. Black 

Chas. Loesch 

M. Springer 

J. Priestman, Jr 

A. Murchie 

J. Liddell 

Walter Younson . . . . 

W. M. Hunter 

G. Cowan 

W. W. Almand 

R . Lyon # . 

J. W. YVhiteford 

Jas. Van Bridger. . . . 

J. S. Cameron 

N. Friedman 

H. Levi 

S. D. Campbell 

Win. Edwards 

L. B. Vaughn 

W. C. Moffatt 

Jas. Arkell 

Jno. Weir 

Robt. Shoff 

Jno. F. Gordon 

Win. Little 

Dr. Dillabaugh . . . . 

Thos. Milne 

M. M. Elliott 

R. Badger 

N. Hogg 

A. X. Roberts 

P. Kinney 

Jno. Winters 

E. II. Copp 

I). H. Williamson. . . 

Jno. Wills 

Thos. Maggs 



January 14 1886 

May 1888 

April 1887 

April 1887 

October 25 1887 

January 6 1888 

February 19 1887 

December 9 1887 

December 30. . . . 1887 

March 23 1888 

August 8 1887 

July 29 1888 

December 16 ... . 1887 

April 19 1888 

November 10.... 1887 

March 18 1888 

August 25 1887 

April 27 1888 

January 2 1887 

No date. 

August 4 1887 

September 2 1887 

January 23 1888 

February 25 18S8 

January 9 1888 

October 1885 

October 1881 

No date. 
No date. 
No date. 
December 21 ... . 1887 

October 4 1887 

March 26 1888 

July 18 1887 

October 21 1887 

May 16 1888 

August 25th. . . . 1887 

October 16 1887 

December 9 1887 

April 29 1887 

September 13. . .1887 

August 9 1887 

October 4 1887 

April 4 1888 

August 1887 

Tune 15 1888 

February 27.... I 888 

June 5 1888 

January 19 1888 

January 11 1888 






GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

AT REST. 



HO. OF 
i i (DGE 

207 
z68 
270 
271 
277 
27.) 
286 
289 
293 
293 
296 
296 
296 
297 
300 
302 
312 
316 
3i8 
318 
320 
321 
323 
323 
326 

329 
33° 
334 
338 
338 
339 
339 
339 
339 
34i 
341 
34i 
343 
345 
346 
347 
352 
356 
359 
361 

363 
363 
366 

367 



Samuel Robertson 

I). T. Smith 

Nye 

Wilber Shipman 

|as. F. McLean 

Jiiu. I .aurie 

1 11c. I urrie 

H. Buchanan 

I Iv. Murch 

Mitri Moussa 

Paul Warnier 

C. C. Badgley 

las. Seymour 

L. R. Smith 

Fred. Guggisberg .1 February 29 1 

Robt. Smith I April 4 1887 



Robt. Griffith. 

A. Steinhoff .' 

Dan. Scott 

Hy. Leirsch 

Ily. Elsesser 

Ed. K. Kerr 

Jas. Campbell 

Wm. Uarvill 

A. Crawford '. 

W. R. Shields 

Jno. Heasman 

Wm. Crawford 

Jno. T. Neil 

R. Lymburner 

Tas. Rice 

Wm. Elliott 

J no. Ferguson 

W. J. Gibson 

J. H. Booth 

A. J. Paterson 

Geo. Nesbit 

Chas. McRae 

H.S.Hill 

Wm. Craig 

Tas. B. Harper 

Robt. Kirby 

Wm. Ramsay 

Wm. Barber, Sr 

Daniel S. Beeman 

Robt. Kerby 

Jas H. Berry 

D. C. Smith 

T. H. Bateman 



No date. 

July 9 1887 

June 11 1887 

July 1887 

December 28 1887 

November 15. ... 1887 

Februarys 1888 

May 9 1887 

September 23 . . . 1887 
December 17. . . . 1887 

June 25 1888 

December 25 ... . 1887 

January 9 1888 

April 7 1888 



January 15 I8S7 

December 4 1887 

May 2 1888 

February 6 1888 

February 29. . . . 1888 

May 21 1888 

September 22. . . 1887 

January 30 1S88 

'March 4 1888 

Tune 20 1888 

"May 22 1888 

June 14 1888 

February 9 1888 

October 3 1887 

March 13 1888 

January 10 1888 

January 25 1888 

April 5 1888 

May 19 1888 

February 7 1887 

March 24 1887 

November 24. ... 1887 

February 28 1888 

January 9 1888 

August 27 1887 

December 30. . . . 1887 
September 19 . . .1887 

August 24 1887 

June 22 1888 

December 30. . . . 1887 

May 21 1887 

December 3. . . . 1887 

August 19 1887 

Wm. Hughes J August 28 1887 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION. TORONTO, 5888. 

AT REST 



'43 



NO. 01 
LODGE 

369 
369 
371 
371 
371 
37S 
382 
383 
392 
398 
398 
407 
4IO 



Thos. Armstrong 

J. G. Hums 

Win. Esber 

1 >. Beatty 

Thos. Condell . . . 
[as. E. Grant . . . 
Alex. Morrison. . 
Jas. L. Holmes. . 
Jas. Waddell . . . 
Peter McTaggart 

L. Matchett 

Wm. F. McRae. 
Hy. S. Langton . 



August 27. .... . 1887 

"887 



September 7. . . . 
December 15 ... . 

May 6 

May 

May 14 

July 21 

August 5 

November 22 ... . 

June 6 

April 19 

July 13 



888 
887 
888 
8S5 
887 
S87 
888 
886 



244 



I'.K \\|i L0DC1 I >F I \N M'A. 




ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 245 




246 



GUAND LODGE OF CANADA. 




ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 247 




248 



c.l' WD LODGE OF CANADA. 




ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 249 




250 <;kANl> LODGE 01 CANADA 

SYNOPSIS OF THE RETURNS OF LODGES 

for the year ending 24U1 June, 18S8. 



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1 

5 
1 
1 
1 

2 


I 

3 
2 

7 

3 

2 

3 
5 

2 

4 
7 
3 
2 

4 
6 


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I 
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40 
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I30 

252 
63 

77 

87 

105 

88 

109 

182 










6 


11 

4 
3 
4 
16 
2 
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4 
2 

9 
3 
2 
1 

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7 
2 

9 


11 

5 
2 

3 
21 

3 

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2 

7 
3 

3 
2 

4 

13 

2 

9 


13 

6 
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2 

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4 
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2 

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11 

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1 
4 

1 


8 






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3 












1 
2 
2 
1 
1 
2 
1 


14.. 

15- 
16 


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2 
2 
1 
2 

3 
1 


1 

4 
3 
6 

4 
2 
1 






17.. 
18.. 
20. . 






57 
135 
139 
140 

27 

53 
104 

53 
213 

43 
33 
55 
61 


I 




23-- 

24.. 
25.. 
26 












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28 












29.. 
30.. 
3i ■• 
32 •• 
33- 
34- • 


6 

2 
1 
2 
1 
6 


5 
2 
1 
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5 
1 
1 

1 


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1 

1 
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4 


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1 

3 
2 










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65 
101 










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41 
44 
24 
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32 

258 

62 










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40.. 
41.. 
42.. 


23 
1 
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17 


17 


6 

1 
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9 














1 


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102 










89 
107 

7i 
76 

94 
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26 


44.. 

45- • 
46.. 
47.. 
48.. 


7 

5 

2 

16 


2 
1 

5 

1 

12 


3 

1 

5 

1 

11 


5 1 6 
2 2 

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2 

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52.. 
54 • 
55- • 
56.. 

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1 
1 

2 
2 
6 


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4 
6 


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5 
6 


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1 


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1 


78 
46 

4i 
61 




















I 


14 


3 
2 


4 






1 






38 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 25 1 

Synopsis of the Returns of Lodges for the year ending 24th June, 1888. 
(Continued.) 



U 






W 



58. 
61. 
62. 

63 

64. 

65. 

66. 

68. 

69. 

72. 

73- 

74- 

75- 

76. 

77- 
78. 

79- 
80. 
81. 
82. 

83- 

84.. 

85.. 

86.. 

87.. 

88.. 

90.. 

91.. 

92.. 

93- 
94. 

95- 
96. 

97- 
98. 

99- 

IOO. 
IOI . 

103. 
104. 

105. 

106. 
107. 

108. 

109. 
no. 

113 



5 
10 

3 
7 
6 



4 
7 
7 
1 

4 
10 

4 
5 
3 
2 

3 
1 

2 

5 
2 

4 
3 
6 

1 
5 
3 

2 

5 
6 

4 
5 

2 
2 
2 
5 
3 
1 

4 
I 

3 

1 
1 



4 
3 



2 
6 

5 
1 

4 
IO 
6 
5 
4 
3 
3 

1 

5 
2 

5 
2 

4 
2 
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3 
1 

7 

5 

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6 

2 
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5 
5 

1 

3 
2 

3 
1 

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4 
15 



4 
5 
1 

3 
4 
2 
I 

4 


5 

6 

4 
3 
3 
1 

3 
1 

3 
2 

3 
2 

3 
4 
1 

7 

5 

3 
6 

2 

3 
2 
2 

5 
2 

3 
3 

3 

3 



12 

4 
6 

2 



73 
176 

28 

63 
151 
154 

47 

72 
107 

75 
60 

38 
198 
101 

9i 

75 

29 

17 
63 
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ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 253 

Synopsis of the Returns of Lodges for the year ending 24th June, 1888 
(Continued.) 






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254 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

Synopsis of the Returns of Lodges for the year ending 24th June, 1888. 
(Continued.) 



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258 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



RECAPITULATION. 

OF THE RETURNS OF LODGES FOR THE YEAR ENDING 24TH JUNE, 
1888, AS FAR AS HEARD FROM. 

Lodges Organized and Affiliated 424 

" Extinct 26 

" Ceded to Grand Lodge of Quebec 38 

" " " " " Manitoba § 

" Number on Roll 355 

" Represented in Grand Lodge 260 

Initiations Reported 1,264 

Passings " 1,201 

Raisings " I .°95 

Joinings " 395 

Restorations " 126 

Resignations " 680 

Deaths " 213 

Suspensions for Non-payment of Dues 578 

" for Unmasonic Conduct 5 

Expulsions 1 

Members in Good Standing i9>74o 

Gross receipts for the year ending 31st May, 1888.. $18,673 55 
Assets of Grand Lodge as per Grand Treasurer's 

Statement, 31st May, 1888 $69,243 43 



ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, TORONTO, 5888. 



259 



LIST OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR 1888-S9. 



M. W. Bro."R. T. Walkem, Q. C. 

R. " " J. Ross Robertson, 

" " J. A. C Anderson, 

" " " W. S. Calvert, 

" " " John Boyd, 

W. G. Duff, 

E. E. Wade, 

" " " W. McDonald, 

" " " Richard Mahoney, 

" " " Wm. Freeman, M. D. 

" " " Geo. Monkman, 

" " " C. G. McDermott, 

" " '• Jas. Wayling, 

' R. Shortly, 

•• " " Wm. Smeaton, 

" " " H. J. Wilkinson, 

" " " W. J. Morris, 

" " " David Taylor 

" " " S. W. Ray, 

" " " J. A. Wills, 

" " " Jos. Beck, 

" " " Rev. F. B. Stratton, 

" " " E. Mitchell, 

" " " H. A. MacKelcan, 

" " ' J. J. Mason, 

V. " " Hy. Clark, 

" " " James Alexander, 

" " " C. F. Mansell, 

" " " James Walters, 

" " " Geo. E Mason, 

" " " B. Paine; 

" " " A. Denne, 

" «' " W. J. Pink, 

" " " A. R. Rowat, 

" " " J. H. Bothwell, 

" " " W. F. Miles, 

" " " J. P. Whitehead, 

" " " Jas. Newton, 

" " " M. Henry, 

11 11 11 j hn Turner, 

" " " E. Biggings, 

" " " W. M. Baillie, 

" " " E. L. Dickinson, 

" " " W. B. Irving, 

" " " H. F. Holland, 

" " " Jas. McNeil. 

" " " A. D. Ponton, 

" " " L. E. Wissler, 

" « " C Pye. 

" Thos. Coleman, 



Kingston, 

Toronto, 

Ridgetown, 

Napier, 

Belmont, 

Seaforth, 

Brussels, 

Tilsonburg, 

Guelph, 

Georgetown, 

Barrie, 

St. Catharines, 

Sharon, 

Peterborough, 

Belleville, 

Kingston, 

Perth, 

Ottawa, 

Port Arthur, 

Toronto, 

Goderich, 

Tamworth, 

Hamilton, 



Grand Master. 
Deputy Grand Master. 
D. D. G. M. 



Walkerton, 

Peterborough 

Parkdale, 

Napanee, 

Hamilton, 

Ridgetown, 

Stratford, 

Perth, 

Nilestown, 

Lanark, 

Burford, 

Strathroy, 

Georgetown, 

Port Dalhousie, 

Campbellford, 

Sault Ste. Marie, 

Kingston, 

Wingham, 

Gravenhurst, 

Cobourg, 

Keene, 

Toronto, 

Elora, 

Clarksburg, 

Owen Sound, 



Grand Senior Warden. 

" Junior " 

" Chaplain. 

" Treasurer. 

" Registrar. 

" Secretary. 

" Senior Deacon. 

" Junior " 

" Sup't of Works. 

" Director of Cer. 
Ass't Grand Secretary. 
" D. of Cer. 
Grand Sword Bearer. 

" Organist. 
Ass't Grand Organist. 
Grand Pursuivant. 



Grand Stewards. 



\ Grand 

J Standard Bearers. 
Grand Tyler. 



ibo 



D LODGE OK CANADA. 



BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES— 1888-89. 



PRESIDENT : 

R. W. Bro. J. Ross Robertson, Deputy Grand Master. 

VICE-PRESIDENT. 

K. \V. Bro. Henry Macpherson, P. G. S. W 



.Toronto. 



.... Owen Sound. 



BY VIRTUE OF OFFICE : 

M. W. Bro. R. T. Walkem, Q. C, Grand Master Kingston. 

Grand Master Montreal. 

" Toronto. 



A. A. Stevenson, Past 
J. K. Kerr, Q. C, 
J. A. Henderson, Q.C., 
James Moffat, 
Daniel Spry, 
Otto Klotz, 
Hugh Murray, 
Henry Robertson, 



. Kingston. 
. London. 
. Barrie. 
, Preston. 
Hamilton. 
. Collingwood. 



R. W. " J. Ross Robertson, Deputy Grand Master. .Toronto. 



D. G. M . . . 



J. A. C. Anderson, D, 
W. S. Calvert, 
John Boyd, 
W. G. Duff, 
E. E. Wade, 
W. McDonald, 
Richard Mahoney, 
W. Freeman, M. D., 
Geo. Monkman, 
C. G. McDermott, 
Jas. Wayling, 
B. Shortly, 
Wm. Smeaton, 
H. J. Wilkinson, 
W. J. Morris, 
David Taylor, 
S. W. Ray, 

J. A. Wills, Grand Senior Warden Toronto. 

Jos. Beck, " Junior " Goderich. 



. Ridgetown. 
. Napier. 
. Belmont, 
. Seaforth. 
. Brussels. 
. Tilsonburg. 
. Guelph. 
.Georgetown. 
.Barrie. 
.St. Catharines 
Sharon. 
.Peterborough. 
. Belleville. 
.Kingston. 
. Perth. 
. Ottawa. 
. Port Arthur. 



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ELECTED BY GRAND LODGE. 

K. W. Bio. J. F. H. Gunn, P. D. D. G. M Walkerton. 

" David McLellan, P. G. S. W Hamilton. 

" Donald Ross, P. D. D. G. M Picton. 

" Hy. Macpherson, P. G. S. W Owen Sound. 

V. \Y. " L. Secord, M. D , P. Asst. G. O Brantfotd. 

R. W. " J. C. Hegler, P. D. D. G. M Ingersoll. 

" R. B. Hungerford, " London. 

" E. T. Malone, " Toronto. 

" T. Sargant, " Toronto. 

" D. H. Martyn, " Kincardine. 

APPOINTED BY GRAND MASTER. 

R. W. Bro. F. C Martin, P. G. R Woodstock. 

" F. T- Menet, P. D. D. G. M Toronto. 

" J. H. Burritt, " Pembroke. 

" J.E.Harding " Stratford. 

" L.H.Henderson, " Belleville. 

" J. S. Dewar, P. G. J. W London. 

" Allan McLean, P. G. S. W Kingston. 

" John Creasor, Q. C, P. D. D. G. M Owen Sound. 

" John Walsh, " Ottawa. 

" W.L.Hamilton, " Kingston. 



262 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES. 



SUB-COMMITTEES. 
AUDIT AND FINANCE. 

R. W. Bros. T. Sargant, Chairman ; Allan McLean, R. B. Hungerford, 
F. C. Martin, James Wayling, W. Freeman, W. S. Calvert and John Boyd. 

BENEVOLENCE. 

M. W. Bro. Otto Klotz, Chairman ; M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson ; R. 
W. Bros. David McLcllan, J. E Harding, Jas. Newell, R. Mahoney, J. 
A. C. Anderson, W. G. Duft and David Taylor. 

CONDITION OF MASONRY. 

R. W. Bro. E. T. Malone, Chairman ; M. W. Bro. Hugh Murray ; R. 
W. Bros. F. J. Menet, J. A. Wills, Jos. Beck, J. S. Dewar and V. W. 
Bro. L. Secord. 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS. 

R. W. Bro. L. H. Henderson, Chairman ; M. W. Bros. Daniel Spry 
and Hy. Robertson; R. W. Bros. D. H. Martyn, E. E. Wade, J. C. 
Hegler, John Creasor, J. H. Burritt, John Walsh and W. L. Hamilton. 

JURISPRUDENCE. 

R. W. Bro. Henry Macpherson, Chairman ; M. W. Bros. J. A. 
Henderson and J. K. Kerr ; R. W. Bros C. G. McDermott, Wm. 
McDonald, Geo. Monkman and B. Shortly. 

WARRANTS. 

R. W. Bro. Donald Ross, Chairman ; M. W. Bro. James Moffat ; 
R. W. Bros. W. J. Morris, H. J. Wilkinson, J. F. H. Gunn, S. W. Ray 
and Wm. Smeaton. 



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GRAND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE GRAND LODGE 
OF CANADA. 



IN THF. UNITED KINGDOM. 

England R. W. Bro. Sir John B. Monckton. 

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, Terre 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. 

Minnesota " " Edward W. Durant, Stillwater. 

Mississippi R. " W. G. Paxton, Vicksburg. 



264 



ORAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



Missouri M. W 

M ntana ... 

Nebraska M. 

1 ... k. 

New Hampshire M. 

New Jersey " 

New Mexico R. 

New York 

North Carolina M 

Ohio " 

Oregon R. 

Pennsylvania " 

Rhode Island R 

South Carolina 

Tennessee M ■ 

Texas ' 

Utah .....R. 

Vermont M. 

Virginia R. 

Washington Territory. . . . M. 

West Virginia R. 

Wisconsin " 

Wyoming " 



Bro. Xenophon Ryland, Lexington. 

Joseph A. Hyde, Butte City. 
" Robt. C. Gordon, Grand Island. 

Samuel W. Chubbuck, Gold Hill. 
" Andrew Bunton, Manchester. 

Henry R. Cannon, Elizabeth. 
" Simon li. Newcomb, Mesilla. 
" Sydney F. Walker, New York. 

Geo. W. Blunt, Wilson. 
" Chas. A. Woodward, Cleveland. 
" Donald McKay, Portland. 

Samuel C. Perkins, Philadelphia. 
'• Geo. II. Kenyon, Providence- 
" A. Doty, Jr,, Charleston. 

" Elihu Edmunson, Pulaski. 

Philip C. Tucker, Galveston. 
'• Alex. Topence, Corinne. 
" Levant M. Read, Bellows Falls. 

Rev. G. W. Dame, D.D., Danville. 

John P. Jordan v Seattle. 
" W. II. Freeman, Clarksburg. 
" Charles Kahn, Milwaukee. 
" Jas. E. Gates, Laramie City. 



Brazil 

Central America. 

Chili 

Greece 

Italy 

Mexico 

New Granada. . . . 
New South Wales 

Peru 

Portugal 

Saint Domingo 

Uruguay 

Venezuela 

Victoria R. W. 



IN OTHER COUNTRIES. 

Bro. Franc de Paula Romas. 

" L. Montafar. 

" A. M. Medina. 

" H. I. H. Prince Rhodocanakis. 

" Francisco de Luca. 

" Louis Guapil. 

" J. M. Samper Angiano. 

" Hon. J. S. Farnell. 

" Gustavo Lama. 

" Joas Caetano D'Almeida. 

" Jacinto de Castro. 

" Belisario Conrado. 

" Antonia M. Mollejas. 

" James Gregg, Melbourne. 



. . M. W. 



....M. W. 



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GRAND REPRESENTATIVES IN THE GRAND LODGE OF 
CANADA. 



FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM. 



England . 



Ireland. . 
Scotland. 



R. W. Bro. Rt. Hon. Sir John A. Macdonald, 

K. C. B. 
" " Kivas Tully, Toronto. 
" " Hugh A. Mackay, Berlin. 



FOR THE DOMINION OF CANADA 

gritish Columbia. . . 

Manitoba " 

New Brunswick V. 

Nova Scotia R. 

Prince Edward Island . . . . M 
Quebec R. 



. R. W. Bro. John Creasor, Q. C, Owen Sound. 
. " " M. Irving, Q. C, Hamilton. 

Hon. T. B. Pardee, Q.C., Toronto. 

G. J. Waugh, Stratford. 
" Hugh Murray, Hamilton. 

Robt. McKay, St. Thomas. 



FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 



Alabama R. W. 

Arizona " 

Arkansas " 

California " 

Colorado " 

Connecticut M. 

Dakota R. 

Delaware " 

District of Columbia M. 

Florida R. 

Georgia " 

Idaho '. .M. 

Illinois R. 

Indian Territory " 

Indiana M. 

Iowa R. 

Kansas " 

Kentucky M. 

Louisiana R. 

Maine " 

Maryland " 

Michigan " 

Minnesota M. ' 



Bro. S. B. Harman, Toronto. 

" R. Hendry, Jr., Kingston. 

" J. C Hegler, Ingersoll. 

" E. Mitchell, Hamilton. 

" F. J. Menet, Toronto. 

" A. A. Stevenson, Montreal. 

" E. T. Malone, Toronto. 

" J. B. Trayes, Port Hope 

" Henry Robertson, Collingwood. 

' J. J. Mason, Hamilton. 

" David McLellan, Hamilton. 

' James Moffat, London. 

' David McLellan, Hamilton. 

E. H. D. Hall, Peterborough. 

' J. K. Kerr, Q. C, Toronto. 

' J. H. Widdifield, Newmarket. 

' J. J. Mason, Hamilton. 

' Daniel Spry, Barrie. . 

' Geo. S. Birrell, London. 

' John W. Murton, Hamilton. 

' Hy. Macpherson, Owen Sound. 

' J. F. H. Gunn, Walkerton. 

' A. A. Stevenson, Montreal. 



266 CRAM) LODGE OF CANADA. 

ippi R W Bro. R I '■■ Hungerford, London. 

Missouri , M. " J. K Kerr, Q. C, Toronto. 

tana R. " J. \1. < ribson, Hamilton. 

ka V. " C W. Brown, Toronto. 

Nevada R. W. " R. L. Patterson, Toronto. 

Mew Hampshire. . . M. " J. A. Henderson, Q. ('., Kingston. 

New Jersey ' " J. K. Kerr, Q. C, Toronto. 

New Mexico R. " P. J. Brown. Ingersoll. 

New York M. " J. A. Henderson, Q. C, Kingston. 

North Carolina R. " L H. Henderson, Belleville. 

Ohio " " L. G. Jarvis, London. 

Oregon. " " CD. Macdonnell, Peterborough. 

Pennsylvania M. " James Moffat, London. 

Rhode Island V. " Roht. Lewis, London. 

South Carolina. . . R. " T. C Macnabb, Chatham. 

Tennessee " " S. B. Harman, Toronto. 

Texas M. " J. K. Kerr, Q. C, Toronto. 

Utah " " J. K. Kerr, Q. C-, Toronto. 

Vermont R. " DeWitt H. Martyn, Kincardine. 

Virginia " " J. Ross Robertson, Toronto. 

Washington Territory. .. .M. " Otto Klotz, Preston. 

West Virginia R. " J. E. Harding, Stratford. 

Wisconsin " " Thos. Sargant, Toronto. 

Wyoming " " R. P. Stephens, Toronto. 

FOR OTHER COUNTRIES. 

Brazil M. W. Bro. A. A. Stevenson, Montreal. 

Chili R. " Rev. V. Clementi, B. A., Pelerboro . 

Colon and Isle of Cuba.. . " " G. H. F. Dartnell, Whitby. 

Greece M. " Daniel Spry, Barrie. 

New South Wales " " Daniel Spry, Barrie. 

Peru " " R T. Walkem, Q. C, Kingston. 

St. Domingo " " Otto Klotz, Preston. 

United States ofColombia.R. " John Walsh, Ottawa. 

Uruguay " " Hy. Macpherson, Owen Sound. 

Victoria " " Wm. Gibson, Beamsville. 



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LIST OF GRAND LODGES IN NORTH AMERICA, 
with Names and Residences of the Grand Secretaries. 



STATE OR PROVINCE. 



Alabama 

Arizona 

Arkansas 

Britisli Columbia. . 

California 

Canada 

Colorado 

Connecticut 

Dakota 

Delaware 

District of Columbia. . 

Florida 

Georgia 

Idaho 

Illinois 

Indian Territory 

Indiana 

Iowa 

Kansas 

Kentucky 

Louisiana 

Maine 

Manitoba 

Maryland 

Ma>>achusetts 

Michigan 

Minnesota 

Mississippi 

Missouri 

Montana ... 

Nebraska 

Nevada 

New Brunswick 

New Hampshire 

New Jersey 

New Mexico 

New York 

North Carolina 

Nova Scotia 

Ohio 

Oregon 

Pennsylvania 

Prince Edward Island. 
Quebec 



Daniel Sayre Montgomery. 

G. J. Roskruge Tuscon. 

Fay Hempstead Little Rock. 

H. Brown Victoria. 

Alexander G. Abell San Francisco. 

f. J. Mason Hamilton. 

Edward C. Parmelee Pueblo. 

Joseph K. Wheeler Hartford. 

Charles T McCoy A berdeen. 

William S. Hayes Wilmington. 

William R. Singleton Washington. 

DeWitt C. Dawkins Jacksonville. 

A. M. Wolihin Macon. 

James H. Wickersham Silver City. 

Loyal L. Munn Freeport. 

J. S. Murrow Atoka. 

William H. Smythe Indianapolis. 

T. S. Parvin Cedar Rapids. 

John H. Brown Wyandotte. 

H. B. Grant Louisville. 

James C. Batchelor, M. D... . New Orleans. 

Ira Berry Portland. 

W. G. Scott . Winnipeg. 

Jacob H. Medairy Baltimore. 

S. D. Nickerson Cambridge. 

William P. Innes Grand Rapids. 

A. T. C. Pierson St. Paul. 

J. L. Power Jackson. 

Rev. J. D. Vincil, D. D St. Louis. 

Cornelius Hedges Helena. 

William R. Bowen Omaha. 

Chauncey N. Noteware Carson. 

Edwin J . Wetmore St. John. 

G. P. Cleaves Concord. 

Joseph H. Hough Trenton. 

A. A. Keen Fast Las Vegas. 

E. M. L. Ehlers New York. 

Donald W. Bain Raleigh. 

Benjamin Curren, D. C. L. . .JHalifax. 

John D. Caldwell Cincinnati. 

Frelon J. Babcock Salem. 

Michael Nisbet Philadelphia. 

B. Wilson Higgs Charlottetown. 

John H. Isaacson (Montreal. 



RESIDENCE. 



268 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 



LIST OF GRAND LODGES IN NORTH AMERICA, 

with Names and Residences of the Grand Secretaries. 

(Continued.) 



STATE OR PROVINCE. 



Rhode Island 

South Carolina 

Tennessee 

Texas 

Utah 

Vermont - 

Virginia 

Washington Territory 

West Virginia 

Wisconsin 

Wyoming 



GRAND SECRETARY. 



RESIDENCE. 



Edwin Baker Providence. 

Charles Inglesby Charleston. 

John Frizzell Nashville. 

T. W. Hudson Houston. 

Christopher Diehl Salt Lake City. 

Lavant M. Read Bellows Falls. 

W. B. Isaacs Richmond. 

Thomas M. Reed 'Olympia. 

Geo. W. Atkinson [Wheeling. 

John W. Laflin. Milwaukee. 

W. L. Kuykendall Cheyenne. 



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INDEX OF PROCEEDINGS, 1888. 



PAGE. 

Annual Communication, where held 20 

" next place of meeting 185 

Accounts, Grand Secretary 190 

" Treasurer 194 

Addresses of Welcome to the Grand Master 25-41 

Address of Grand Master 43 

" " " Report of Board on 179 

Audit and Finance, Report of Board on 143 

Appointment of Grand Officers 187 

" Members of Board of General Purposes 185 

Benevolence, Report of Board on 148 

Board of General Purposes, Election of 185 

" " List of Members of 260 

Condition of Masonry, Report of Board on 168 

Credentials, Committee on 26 

District Deputy Grand Masters, Nomination of.. 184 

Deaths 239 

Expulsions 229 

Grand Lodge : 

Special Communication, Comber 3 

" " Carleton Place 6 

" Ottawa 10 

" " Comber 13 

" " Delta 15 

Escott 18 

Annual " Officers present 20 

" " Members present 26 

'• " Officers elected 184 

" " Officers appointed 187 

Grievances and Appeals, Report of Board on 176 

Grand Representatives, List of 263 

Grand Lodges, List of 267 

Grand Officers, List of 259 

'• In Memoriam " Pages 244 

Jurisprudence, Report of Board on 165 



270 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

PAGE. 

Lodges Represented at Annual Communication. 26 

Lodges, List of 205 

" " by-Districts 218 

Notices of Motion : 

1. By V. W. Bro. J. P. Thompson, — That Clause 136 in the 
Book of Constitution be amended to read as follows : 
136. No private Lodge shall make a Mason for a less con- 
sideration than twenty-five dollars, such sum to include a 
Master Mason's apron, upon his receiving that degree, 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, provided that a dispensation from the 
Grand Master or District Deputy Grand Master be first 
obtained 188 

2. By R. W. Bro. J. H. Burritt — That Clause 144 in the Book 
of Constitution be amended by striking out the following 
words " Unless such Lodge can show to 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 the , 
Grand Lodge " 188 

3. By V. W. Bro. John Kerr, — That King Solomon Lodge, 394, 

Thamesford, be transferred from the London District, No. 3, 

to the Wilson District, No. 6 188 

4. By W. Bro. Robert Roberts,— That True Blue Lodge, 98, 
Albion, be fransferred from the Georgian District, No. 9, to 

the Toronto District, No. 11 188 

5. By R. W. Bro. T. Sargant, — That where two or more Lodges 
have concurrent jurisdiction, it shall be the duty of the Sec- 
retary of each Lodge to notify the other Lodge or Lodges of 
every rejected application, giving the name, residence and 
occupation of the rejected applicant 188 

6. By R. W. Bro. E. E. Wade,— That no ballot paper for the 
Board of General Purposes shall be accepted unless the same 
contains the full number of names for which each brother is 
entitled to vote 188 

7. By W. Bro. W. F. Boardman, — That the following Clauses 

in the Book of Constitution be expunged, namely : 

" 193. Any officer of a warranted Lodge may resign his 
" office with the consent of the Lodge ; and upon his resig- 
" nation being accepted, if the office is an elected one, the 



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PAGE. 

" Lodge shall fill the vacancy by an election at the next 
" regular meeting after notice of such election has been sent 
" to all members of that Lodge ; and if the office is an 
" appointed one, the Master may fill the vacancy by his 
" appointment at once : Provided that no brother shall be 
" entitled to pass rank in any office unless he has served a 
" full term of twelve months in such office." 

"194. In case of death or removal from office of any 
" officer of a private Lodge, the vacancy shall be filled as 
" directed in the last preceding section." 
And that the following Clause be inserted instead : 

" No Warden or other officer of a Lodge can resign his 
" office ; nor can he be removed, unless for a cause which 
" appears to the Lodge to be sufficient ; but if the Master 
" be dissatisfied with the conduct of any of his officers, he 
" may lay the cause of the complaint before the Lodge ; 
"and if it shall appear to the majority of the members 
" present that the complaint is well founded, he shall have 
" power to displace such officer, and another must be elected 
" or appointed in his stead." 188 

8. By \V. Bro. C. C. Robinson,— That hereafter all business, 
except initiating and parsing, be transacted in warranted 
Lodges in the Third Degree, and that a Clause to this effect 
be added to the Constitution. Also that anything in the 
Constitution or Regulations inconsistent with this resolution 

be, and the same is hereby repealed 189 

Report of D. D. G. Master, Erie District, No. 1 63 

St. Clair " " 2 64 

" " " London " " 3 69 

" South Huron " " 4 69 

" " " North Huron " " 5 77 

" " Wilson " " 6 86 

" " " Wellington " " 7 88 

" " " Hamilton " " 8 89 

" " " Georgian " " 9 9 1 

" " " Niagara " " 10 100 

Toronto " " " 101 

" " Ontario " " 12 122 

P.Edward " " 13 127 

" Frontenac " " 14 '3 1 

" St. Lawrence " " 15 134 

Ottawa " " 16 135 

!' " " Algoma " •« 17 J36 



272 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

lA'.F. 

Rkports of Board ok Geni RAL I'urposes on : 

Audit and Finance '43 

I :■ nevolence '4° 

Jurisprudence I0 5 

Grievances ami Appeals '7° 

Warrants H 2 

Grand Mas', r's Address '79 

Condition of Masonry 168 

St. John's Lodge, No. 20, and St. John's Lodge, No. 209a 167 

Report of Scrutineers of Hall it 184 

Report of Committee on Credentials 26, 183 

Resolutions : — 

To confirm .Minutes of Annual Communication, 1887 41 

To confirm Special Communications, 1887 and 1888 41 

To refer Address of G. M. to the Board of General Purposes. ... 62 

To receive and adopt Report of the Board on Address 1S1 

That the Reports of D. D. G. M's be received and considered 

as read, and referred to the Board 62 

To receive and adopt Report on Warrants 143 

To receive and adopt Report on Audit and Finance 148 

To receive and adopt Report on Benevolence 165 

To receive and adopt Report on Condition of Masonry 175 

To receive and adopt Report on Jurisprudence 166 

To receive and adopt Report on St. John's Lodge, No. 20 and 

St. John's Lodge, No. 209a 168 

To receive and adopt Report on Grievances and Appeals 179 

To receive and adopt Report of Committee on Credentials 183 

That the word " future " be struck out of Clause 205 in the Book 

of Constitution 181 

That hereafter, all business, except that of balloting for candi- 
dates, initiating and passing, be transacted in warranted 

Lodges in the Third Degree.— Lost 181 

That hereafter, all business of private Lodges, except that of 
initiating and passing, be transacted in the Third Degree.— 

Lost 182 

That the City of Toronto be fixed as the permanent place of 

meeting of Grand Lodge. — Lost 182 

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. — 
Lost 182 



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PAGE. 

That having heard with pleasure from the M.W. the Grand Master 
that the last Lodge working under a foreign warrant in this 
jurisdiction has now applied to this Grand Lodge to be placed 
on its roll of warranted lodges, the time is opportune for the 
Grand Lodge of Canada, as the mother Grand Lodge of 
Quebec, to offer its friendly services to the Grand Lodges of 
England and Quebec, to aid them in the settlement of the 
unfortunate matters in dispute between these Grand Bodies, 
so that a stop may be put to the vexatious trouble so injurious, 
not only to the jurisdiction directly interested, but to the 
Craft generally : be it therefore 

Resolved — That this Grand Lodge request the M. W. the Grand 
Master to enter into correspondence with H. R. H. the Most 
Worshipful the Grand Master of England and the M. W. the 
Grand Master of Quebec, looking to the end that harmony 
and brotherly love may prevail between England and the 
Craft in this Dominion 185 

Whereas, by the inscrutable decree of an All- wise Providence the 
Masonic Grand Lodge of Germany has, during the current 
year, sustained by death the loss of the Emperor William I., 
a Past Grand Master, and also the Emperor Frederick III., 
until his demise the Grand Master of the Order : therefore be it 

Resolved — That we, the Grand Lodge of Canada now assembled, 
do hereby tender our heartfelt sympathy with the Grand 
Lodge of that empire in the trying ordeal they have passed 
through ; and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded by 
the Grand Secretary to the Grand Lodge of Germany. 

And that the Grand Lodge hereby expresses its heartfelt sympathy 
towards the Dowager Empress Victoria for the loss of so noble 
a husband, whose life-long career showed him to have been a 
wise ruler and kind father ; and that a copy of this resolution 
be forwarded the Dowager Empress Victoria 186 

That a Committee be appointed to procure and present a suitable 
testimonial to M. W. Bro. Hy. Robertson, in recognition of 
the satisfactory manner in which he has discharged the duties 
of his high and responsible office during the past two years.. 187 

Whereupon the M. W. the Grand Master was pleased to appoint 
as the Committee M. W. Bro. Spry, (Chairman), and R. W. 
Bros. E. T. Malone and David McLellan. 

That the cordial thanks of the Grand Lodge are due, and are 
heartily tendered to the Committee of Management of the 
Toronto Lodges for the satisfactory arrangements made for 
the holding of the present Annual Communication 187 



274 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA. 

PAGE. 

To determine the place f'>r balding the next Annual Communication. 185 

Restorations 235 

Returns of Subordinate Lodges 205 

Recapitulation 258 

Scrutineers appointed 184 

Suspensions, U. M. C 229 

Suspensions, N. P. D 229 

Synopsis of Returns to Grand Lodge 250 

Warrants, Report of Board on : 142 




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