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GRAND LODGE 
A. F. & A. M. OF CANADA 

In the Province of Ontario 

PROCEEDINGS 



EIGHTY-SECOND ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 
HELD IN THE CITY 
of 

OTTAWA 

July 21st and 22nd, A.D. 1937, A. L. 5937 




The Property of and ordered to be read in all the 
Lodges and preserved. 



GRAND LODGE A. F. & A. M. OF CANADA, 
in the Province of Ontario 



PROCEEDINGS 

At the Eighty-second Annual Communication of the 
Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, in the Province 
of Ontario, held in the City of Ottawa, commencing 
Wednesday, July 21st, A.D.' 1937, AX. 5937. 

Present were: 

THE GRAND MASTER 
M.W. Bro. A. J. Anderson on the Throne 

THE DEPUTY GRAND MASTER 

R.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop 

R.W. Bro. G. S. Guthrie Grand Senior Warden 

R.W. Bro. S. J. Martin Grand Junior Warden 

R.W. Bro. E. G. Dixon Acting Grand Secretary 

R.W. Bro. J. C. Ross Grand Registrar 

PAST GRAND MASTERS 

M.W. Bros. W. H. Wardrope, W. N. Ponton, R. B. Dargavel, 
W. S. Herrington, F. A. Copus. 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 

Algoma Axel Knutson 

Brant Jas. A. Wedlake 

Bruce Wm. F. Brown 

Chatham Chas. H. Mooney 

Eastern Geo. A. Cass 

Frontenac P. G. C. Campbell 

Georgian Jno. W. Merrick 

Grey Ivan G. Chalmers 

Hamilton "A" Arthur S. Neil 

Hamilton "B" Beamer W. Hopkins 

London Edgar W. G. Quantz 

Muskoka Geo. F. Hutcheson 

Niagara "A" Walter P. Holmes 

Niagara "B" Wm. F. Wilson 

Nipissing East Herbert A. Day 



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Nipissing West Alvin C. Mudge 

North Huron Eugene F. Martyn 

Ontario Arthur J. Cook 

Ottawa Wm. H. G. Flay 

Peterborough Wm. D. Campbell 

Prince Edward Harry E. Redner 

Sarnia Wesley S. Gibson 

South Huron Norman V. Johnston 

St. Lawrence Edward A. MacKenzie 

St. Thomas Ernest S. Livermore 

Temiskaming Walter J. Hill 

Toronto "A" F. Percy Hopkins 

Toronto "B" Jno. A. M. Taylor 

Toronto "C" Alex. Spence 

Toronto "D" Fred C. Gullen 

Victoria Harry S. Johnston 

Wellington Andrew R. McFadyen 

Western Cecil R. Lyons 

Wilson Chas. Blueman 

Windsor Arthur C. Wilson 



GRAND REPRESENTATIVE GRAND LODGE OF 

W. S. Herrington Ireland 

W. H. Wardrope Scotland 

T. A. Carson Alberta 

G. L. Gardiner British Columbia 

Frederick Cook Manitoba 

R. B. Dargavel Quebec 

E. G. Dixon Saskatchewan 

Alex. Cowan Queensland 

A. M. Heron South Australia 

A. B. Rice Victoria 

John Stevenson Western Australia 

B. B. Hodge Alabama 

C. E. Kelly Arizona 

F. K. Ebbitt California 

W. F. Reynolds Connecticut 

H. J. Alexander Florida 

R. F. Richardson Idaho 

T. C. Wardley Kansas 

C. J. Hamilton Kentucky 

H. C. Tugwell Louisiana 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 5 

J. B. Way Maine 

R. H. R. Kenner Maryland 

W. N. Ponton Massachusetts 

C. W. Haentschel Minnesota 

J. B. Smith Montana 

W. R. Ledger Nevada 

G. C. Bonnycastle New Hampshire 

W. J. Moore New Jersey 

J. A. McRae North Carolina 

J. A. Dobbie North Dakota 

R. R. Davis Oklahoma 

K. J. Dunstan Oregon 

J. F. Field Rhode Island 

J. C. Bartram South Carolina 

B. S. Sheldon South Dakota 

A. J. Anderson Tennessee 

E. S. Macphail Utah 

J. G. McDonald Virginia 

F. A. Copus Washington 

Jos. Fowler West Virginia 

A. P*. Freed Bahia 

B. F. Nott Colombia Barranquilla 

J. H. Burke Colombia Bogota 

W. J. Dunlop Czechoslovakia Lessing 

W. H. Gregory Czechoslovakia National 

C. M. Forbes France, Nationale 

W. J. Attig Guatemala 

J. O. Herity Netherlands 

J. H. Putman Norway 

F. C. Bonnycastle Peru 

Geo. Fairley Roumania 

John O'Connor Switzerland 

H. F. Goodfellow Vienna 

The M.W., the Grand Master, A. J. Anderson, and 
the other officers of Grand Lodge, took their respective 
places in the Auditorium of the Glebe Collegiate Institute 
at ten o'clock in the forenoon. 



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GRAND LODGE OPENED 

After the brethren were in their places the Grand 
Master opened Grand Lodge in Ample Form and Wor. 
Bro. Russell McGillivray, Acting Grand Chaplain, invoked 
a blessing from the Great Architect of the Universe 
upon the session of Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Master then directed that all Master 
Masons in good standing be admitted. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

The Grand Director of Ceremonies introduced 
Bro. J. Stanley Lewis, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, who, 
after being invited by the Grand Master to ascend the 
dais, addressed the Grand Master as follows: 

Most Worshipful Sir: 

Today as Mayor of the Capital City of the British 
Empire's greatest Dominion, it is my very great privilege 
to welcome to Ottawa the delegates attending the Eighty- 
second Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of 
A.F. and A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

This City belongs to you and to Canada and our 
successive governments in power here have endeavoured 
at all times to carry on the building up of a truly national 
Capital. During the next few years considerable changes 
are anticipated in the different sections of the City. 
I want you to feel at home here and enjoy yourselves 
to the utmost and I hope that your deliberations will 
be brought to a successful conclusion. 

Masons in general have made fine contributions 
in public affairs and in public life, but, brethren, we are 
only scratching the surface. A great task lies ahead and 
this gathering here today might well study some of our 
pressing problems without getting into politics. 

In conclusion, I am pleased to be able to welcome 
you and to wish you well as the Mayor of Ottawa and 
also as a fellow member of the Craft. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 7 

REPLY OF THE GRAND MASTER 

The Grand Master then made reply thanking the 
Mayor for his words of welcome and expressed the 
pleasure of the members of Grand Lodge in being so 
cordially received again by the City of Ottawa after an 
interval of eight years. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

The Masters of all the lodges in the Ottawa District 
were introduced and Wor. Bro. W. A. Cunningham 
on their behalf extended a welcome to the Grand Master 
and to Grand Lodge and presented the Grand Master 
with an illuminated address. 

REPLY OF THE GRAND MASTER 

The Grand Master made a very fitting reply thank- 
ing them for the warmth of their reception and the 
beautiful address, being further evidence of the loyalty 
of the Masons of the Ottawa District to Grand Lodge. 

DELEGATES REGISTERED 

The following delegates from the various constituent 
lodges were present and were duly registered: 

No. 2, Niagara, Niagara. — J. H. Brown. 

No. 3, Ancient St. Johns, Kingston. — P. G. C. Campbell, 
W. Y. Mills, C. H. Hall, W. O. Vrooman, P. H. Burke, W. J. Gibson, 
F. W. Danby. 

No. 5, Sussex, Brockville. — E. A. MacKenzie, A. H. Gilham. 
C. W. Easton, C. W. Scace, H. W. Farrow, J. A. Gray. 

No. 6, Barton, Hamilton. — H. I. Sparks, J. W. Hamilton, 
T. H. Riches. 

No. 9, Union, Napanee. — E. C. Hogarth, W. S. Herrington. 
No. 10, Norfolk, Simcoe.— P. R. Kendall, B. M. Pearce, 
W. G. Smith. 

No. 11, Moira, Belleville.— L. F. Walker. 

No. 14,^True Britons, Perth. — W. Kinloek, H. A. Dunne, 
W. A. Davidson, P. H. Cuthbertson, F. Hutchinson, E. R. Steadman. 



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No. 15, St. George's, St. Catharines. — W. P. Holmes. 

No. 16, St. Andrews, Toronto. — John Ness, J. R. Buhner, 
P. L. Fraser, W. C. Coulter. 

No. 17, St. John's, Cobourg.— J. Miller, W. E. Hare. 

No. 18, Prince Edward, Picton. — D. W. Gullett. 

No. 20, St. John's, London. — A. Bilbrough. 

No. 21A, St. Johns, Vankleek Hill.— C. S. Bennett, W. R. 
Hall, H. M. Mooney, R. W. Linton, C. F. Proudfoot, M. J. McRae. 

No. 22, King Solomon's, Toronto. — G. Hambly, A. C. Nor- 
wich. 

No. 23, Richmond, Richmond Hill. — J. E. Smith, R. Endean, 
J. A. Monkman, A. A. Eden, T. H. Trench, H. Reid, J. C. Murphy. 

No. 24, St. Francis, Smiths Falls. — J. J. Gardiner, R.Haw- 
kins, A. Boucher, J. W. Slack, C. G. Jones. 

No. 26, Ontario, Port Hope.— H. G. Ballard, L. M. Plummer. 

No. 27, Strict Observance, Hamilton.— H. I. Sparks, H. W. 
Linton, W. F. Newman, T. McCann, J. H. Gibson, J. A. Yorick. 

No. 28, Mount Zion, Kemptville. — H. D. Hyndman, G. 
Young, W. B. George, J. G. Langstaff, R. J. Patterson. 

No. 29, United, Brighton. — O. A. Sharpe, O. L. Morrow. 

No. 31, Jerusalem, Bowmanville. — E. S. Ferguson, A. W. 
G. Northcott, E. Staples, E. H. Brown, G. C. Bonnycastle, M. W. 
Comstock. 

No. 33, Maitland, Goderich.— Robt. Johnson, H. B. M. Tich- 

borne. 

No. 37, King Hiram, Ingersoll. — W. F. Winlaw, A. McCombs. 

No. 38, Trent, Trenton. — W. J. Potts. 

No. 39, Mount Zion, Brooklyn. — A. J. Cook. 

No. 40, St. John's, Hamilton. — C. F. Marshall, A. S. Sprules 
L. N. Armstrong, E. B. Thompson. 

No. 42, St. George's, London. — W. G. Quantz, B. H. Mowles, 
P. Robinson. 

No. 43, King Solomon's, Woodstock. — Chas. Blueman, F. 
Brabyn, G. Miller, H. C. Campbell. 

No. 44, St. Thomas, St. Thomas. — L. T. Holmes. 

No. 45, Brant, Brantford. — John Lewis, G. A. Bowden. 

No. 46, Wellington, Chatham.— J. L. Wilson, W.J. McCall. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 9 

No. 47, Great Western, Windsor. — J. F. Reid, D. A. Mclnnes, 
T. E. Burton, R. MacDermand, C. F. Martin. 

No. 52, Dalhousie, Ottawa.— R. G. Knox, T. S. Kershaw' 
W. A. Kruger, J. Parrington, Alex. Flack, D. G. Charbonneau' 
J. P. Barnett, E. J. McCleery, Chas. Olmstead, C. P. Tilley, Thos" 
Jackson, C. M. Pitts, J. S. Ringrose, P. A. Holmes, J. W. Rostetter, 
G. C. Morrison, H. C. Ellis, F. A. McDiarmid. 

No. 54, Vaughan, Maple. — M. J. Kinnee, J. G. Routley, I. B- 
Musselman, H. C. Bailey, J. T. Pollock, J. B. McLean. 

No. 55, Merrickville, Merrickville.— J. H. Kidd, R. W. 
Watchorn, W. H. Wilson, M. G. Corbett. 

No. 56, Victoria, Sarnia.— W. S. Gibson, J. W. Christon, 
J. R. Brush. 

No. 57, Harmony, Binbrook. — H. Johnston, G. L. Bell, E. 
Hendershott, A. Hillgartner, W. H. Harris, Jas. Muir, E- G. Gawley, 
A. Johnson. 

No. 58, Doric, Ottawa.— E. S. MacPhail, A. G. Taylor, J. C. 
Bartram, G. A. Conley, J. M. Caldwell, J. A. Lamb, W. A. Arm- 
strong, J. D. McNee, J. W. McNabb, A. H. Stirling, H. A. McCallum, 
C. F. Williams, O. G. Armstrong, H. R. Cram, W. Eastwood, J. A. 
Ross, J. B. Spencer Chas. Robertson, J. F. Argue, J. F. Hambly, 
R. W. Warwick, W. A. Oliver. 

No. 61, Acacia, Hamilton. — W. H. Wardrope, T. H. Simpson, 
F. W. Davidson, C. E- Kelly, R. W. Treleaven, W. D. Connor, A. N. 
Hill, F. A. Latshaw, V. B. Smith, A. B. Peene, T. H. Ross. 

No. 62, St. Andrews, Caledonia. — Jno. Renwick, H. K. Mar- 
shall. 

No. 63, St. John's, Carleton Place.— T. C. Hudson, J. R. 
Hamilton, D. H. Mcintosh, W. F. Baird, J. W. Morphy, H. E. 
Menzies, W. H. Hooper. 

No. 64, Kilwinning, London. — E. C. Smith, W. E. Summers, 
A. D. Hodgins. 

No. 65, Rehoboam, Toronto. — F. H. England, F. W. Spry, 
G H. Mitchell, H. D. Bradley, W. H. Smith, W. J. S. Graham. 

No. 66, Durham, Newcastle. — W. F. Rickard. 

No. 68, St. John's, Ingersoll.— F. M. Smith. 

No. 69, Stirling, Stirling.— E. W. Ormiston. 

No. 72, Alma, Gait.— A. R. McFadyen, C. A. Kaitting, A. R. 
Baer. 

No. 73, St. James, St. Marys.— N. V. Johnston, J. W. Durr, 
P. T. Coupland. 

No. 74, St. James, S. Augusta.— H. W. Kyle. 



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No. 75, St. John's, Toronto.— G. H. Heath, R. R. Davis, 

C. F. Boddy, G. S. Calder, P. H. Burk. 

No. 76, Oxford, Woodstock.— C. E. Knechtel. 

No. 77, Faithful Brethren, Lindsay.— H. S. Johnston, H. W. 
Stone. 

No. 78, King Hiram, Tillsonburg.— R. C. Crandall, D. F. 
Gibson. 

No. 79, Simcoe, Bradford.— A. W. Spenee, C. T. S. Evans, 

D. Gray, W. R. Baynes, S. R. Lee, M. Ritchie, F. Smelser, J. F. 
Cullingham, F. Kilkenny, J. E. Coombs. 

No. 82, St. John's, Paris.— J. W. Laine, R. Story. 

No. 83, Beaver, Strathroy. — R. F. Richardson, O. G. Tremner. 

No. 84, Clinton, Clinton. — G. H. Jefferson, F. B. Pennebaker, 
H. P. Plumsteel. 

No. 85, Rising Sun, Athens.— J. B. Kelly, S. B. Tennant. 

No. 86, Wilson, Toronto.— F. P. Lush, A. L. Tinker, F. Raney, 
L. B. Campbell, G. H. Gilday, G. McLeish. 

No. 87, Markham Union, Markham. — J. W. Warriner, 
G. R. Cowie, K. Prentice, G. Murphy. 

No. 88, St. George's, Owen Sound.— C. E. Chisholm, R. E. 
Hair, J. H. Brownlee, O. E. Care, R. S. Browne. 

No. 90, Manito, Collingwood. — A. W. Lawrence, Hugh 
Stalker. 

No. 91, Colborne, Colborne. — Jas. McGregor, A. Wolfraim, 
W. J. Onyon. 

No. 92, Cataraqui, Kingston. — S. A. VanAlstyne. 

No. 93, Northern Light, Kincardine. — Eugene Martyn, 
R. H. Martyn. 

No. 94, St. Marks, Port Stanley.— J. H. Burke. 

No. 96, Corinthian, Barrie.— Alex. Cowan, A. B. Coutts, 
H. G. Robertson, D. Gauley. 

No. 97, Sharon, Queensville. — W. D. Cameron, A. C. Cam- 
eron, P. W. Mahoney. 

No. 98, True Blue, Bolton.— P. N. Knight, F. J. Henderson. 

No. 99, Tuscan, Newmarket.— W. G. Muir, T. J. Hackett, 
M. T. Moor by. 

No. 100, Valley, Dundas.— F. A. Latshaw, W. H. Moss, J. C. 
Anderson, A. N. Hill. 

No. 101, Corinthian, Peterborough. — C. A. Sollitt. 



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No. 103, Maple Leaf, St. Catharines. — W. H. Heisey. 

No. 104, St. John's, Norwich. — F. McKie, A. B. Arn, Gordon 
Young. E. W. Moles, N. C. MacWhirter. 

No. 105, St. Marks, Niagara Falls.— W. B. MacCarthy, 
C. B. Ferris, W. H. Holcomb. 

No. 106, Burford, Burford.— P. Schofield. 

No. 107, St. Paul's, Lambeth.— W. D. Love. 

No. 109, Albion, Harrowsmith. — A. W. Hodgson, J. M. Purdy. 

No. 110, Central, Prescott.— G. T. Birch. 

No. 113, Wilson, Waterford.— C. P. Pearce. 

No. 114, Hope, Port Hope.— G. T. Hancock. 

No. 115, Ivy, Beamsville.— W. D. Fairbrother, S. J. Wilson, 
F. Barraclough. 

No. 120, Warren, Fingal.— V. Pow, C. C. Minor, P. S. Croft. 
C. P. Silcox. 

No. 121, Doric, Brantford.— H. S. Tapscott, J. Allen, J. P. 
Temple, W. Breckin. 

No. 122, Renfrew, Renfrew.— W. M. Quartermaine, W. A. 
MacKay, John Conley, Harry Collican, S. Murphy, G. R. Munroe, 
H. R. Mayhew, J. P. Morrison, R. T. Thacker. 

No. 123, Belleville, Belleville.— W. N. Ponton, C. H. Mac- 
Donald, W. D. Embury. 

No. 125, Cornwall, Cornwall.— A. E. Hall. 

No. 126, Golden Rule, Campbellford.— J. J. L. Hay, S. A. 
Maguire, G. W. Atwell, F. C. Bonnycastle. 

No. 128, Pembroke, Pembroke.— R. H. Worley, C. W. Fraser, 
C. K. Kellett, V. E. Ives, C. M. Purcell, G. V. Tario. 

No. 129, Rising Sun, Aurora. — J. G. McDonald, Ford Butler, 
F. S. Babcock. 

No. 131, St. Lawrence, Southampton. — T. W. Darlington. 

No. 133, Lebanon Forest, Exeter. — W. R. Frayne, W. E. 
Middleton, E. M. Dignan, W. W. Taman, Thos. Pryde. 

No. 135, St. Clair, Milton.— M. A. Campbell. 

No. 136, Richardson, Stouffville. — J. Borinsky, M. M. Mc- 
Lean, M. C. Smith, D. McDonald, H. Slack, A. V. Nolan. 

No. 139, Lebanon, Oshawa. — H. P. Hart, Gordon Houlden, 
E. G. Hart. 

No. 140, Malahide, Aylmer. — Geo. Stewart. 



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No. 141, Tudor, Mitchell.— A. C. Welk. 

No. 142, Excelsior, Morrisburg. — F. M. Duval, H. B. Tindal. 

No. 143, Friendly Brothers, Iroquois. — E. Haley, H. Ham- 
ilton. 

No. 144, Tecumseh, Stratford. — F. A. Copus, W. D. Martin, 
F. C. Cook, F. C. Broad. 

No. 145, J. B. Hall, Millbrook.— C. R. Spencer. 

No. 146, Prince of Wales, Newburg.— F. E. Switzer, A. D. 
Ramsay. 

No. 147, Mississippi, Almonte. — Alf. Hudson, T. L. Morton, 
Jack Gerrard, John Aspinall, M. D. Cochran, M. R. MacFarlane. 

No. 148, Civil Service, Ottawa. — A. W. Grant, J. J. Gardner, 
R. J. Edmunds, A. W. Buckman, C. E. Campbell, Karl Conger, 
F. G. Smith, W. J. Peaker, D. J. Fraser, J. W. Bearder, J. P. Cor- 
dukes, G. P. Hatton, T. H. Parker, C. F. Winter, J. G. Metz, D. B. 
Nugent, W. S. McClenahan, N. T. Allan, H. P. Moulton. 

No. 151, Grand River, Kitchener. — E. D. Cunningham, W. 
Downing, H. W. Rothermel, J. F. Carmichael, J. P. Devenny. 

No. 154, Irving, Lucan- C. J. Murdy, H. E. Lankin, D. G. 
Ross, W. Haskett, H. Corbett, H. Tilbury. 

No. 155, Peterborough, Peterborough.— F. Hills, W. D. 
Campbell, J. Vallery, R. Devey. 

No. 156, York, Toronto.— R. V. Harper, H. H. Ransom, W. 
Holland, A. J. Brown, J. D. MacGregor, W. C. Norman, H. H. Ball, 
J. P. Maher, E. A. Horswill, W. E. Hopkings, R. Ferguson. 

No. 157, Simpson, Newboro. — G. D. Creegan, H. G. Sheldon. 

No. 158, Alexandra, Oil Springs. — D. Turner, G. M. Kerby 

No. 159, Goodwood, Richmond. — C. B. Lewis, J. D. Mc- 
Caffrey, W. C. Mills, J. R. Mills, J. E. Gamble. 

No. 162, Forest, Forest. — F. W. Carson, J. Wylie. 

No. 164, Star in the East, Wellington.— C. G. Tice. 

No. 165, Burlington, Burlington. — P. O. Rhynas, R. Mc- 
Gillivray, F. Matheson, I. Heldman, A. G. Cameron, J. A. Lindley, 
H. A. Graham. 

No. 166, Wentworth, Stoney Creek.— W. S. Milmine, J. H. 
Carscallen. 

No. 168, Merritt, Welland— B. Grant. 

No. 170, Britannia, Seaforth.— M. Reid. 

No. 171, Prince of Wales, Iona Stn.— A. H. Webb. 



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No. 172, Ayr, Ayr.— W. H. Fowler, D. S. Watson, A. P. Ham- 
pel. 

No. 177, The Builders, Ottawa.— J. A. Dobbie, D.A.Esdale, 
C. C. Bradley, J. H. Putman, A. C. Brown, W. T. Rollins, J. A. 
Heisler, T. Mansell, J. Sommerville, J. S. Nicholson, C. Caulfield, 
L. Christensen, C. G. Carter, H. R. Munroe, J. R. Howie, R. W. 
Lyon, G. E- Lavalley, A. H. McKee, T. C. Miller, F. Cook, A. Mann, 
J. D. Graham, J. Lockhart, W. E. Gowling, R. M. Stanton, E. C. 
Wight, W. G. Esdale, J. S. McAdam, E. Tressider, J. J. McGill, 
T. A. Browne. 

No. 180, Speed, Guelph.— G. Fairley, A. R. Rundle, T. E. 
Green, O. F. Ziegler. 

No. 181, Oriental, Port Burwell.— B. R. Todd, A. Wright. 

No. 184, Old Light, Kincardine.— D. B. Blue. 

No. 185, Enniskillen, York.— M. C. Senn. 

No. 186, Plantagenet, Riceville.— M. W. Shepherd, G. A. 
Ryan, A. Poitras, 

No. 192, Orillia, Orillia.— N. R. Doolittle. 

No. 193, Scotland, Scotland.— G. Bonham, E- M. Edy, G. 
Knox, L- Vivian, W. H. Taylor. 

No. 194, Petrolia, Petrolia.— F. A. Wicks. 

No. 195, Tuscan, London. — E. A. Miller. 

No. 196, Madawaska, Arnprior. — T. S. Church, E. J. Davies. 

No. 197, Saugeen, Walkerton. — H. M. Norrish, S. W. Vogan, 
F. B.James, W. A. Clark. 

No. 200, St. Albans, Mount Forest.— I. G. Chalmers, H. R. 
Hawthrone, R. G. Giffen. 

No. 201, Leeds, Gananoque. — R. J. Webster, W. D. Cotton. 

No. 203, Irvine, Elora.— T. C. Wardley, F. J. Frankish, D. H. 
MacLennan, E. H. Brown, L- Bissell. 

No. 205, New Dominion, New Hamburg. — D. Eby. 

No. 209, Evergreen, Lanark. — C. M. Forbes, J. M. Strang, 
A. G. Cameron, R. H. Mcllquham, W. M. Lee, W. J. Rothwell, 
R. Wilson. 

No. 209A, St. John's, London. — J. B Smith, S. J. Martin, 
Edwin Smith, C. E. White. 

No. 215, Lake, Ameliasburg. — J. A. Weese, J. S. Barber, 
F. Russell, W. H. Morton. 

No. 216, Harris, Orangeville. — T. A. Carson, G. E- Moon. 



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No. 218, Stevenson, Toronto. — W. R. Kent, R. Compton, 
C. L. Johnson, E. G. Hubbert. 

No. 219, Credit, Georgetown. — S. Kirk. 

No. 220, Zeredatha, Uxbridge.— C. A. E. Wass, J. A. Dike, 
V. M. Hare. 

No. 221, Mountain, Thorold.— Wm. Wheeler, G. Pollock, 
J. H. Turner. 

No. 222, Marmora, Marmora. — J. A. Lamb, R. E. Bonter. 

No. 225, Bernard, Listowel. — R. B. Hanna. 

No. 228, Prince Arthur, Odessa. — L. M. Cordick. 

No. 229, Ionic, Brampton. — C. Allen. 

No. 230, Kerr, Barrie.— J. W. Merrick, V. E. Knight, R. W. 
Stewart. 

No. 231, Lodge of Fidelity, Ottawa. — John Munroe, Carl 
Bradford, Robt. Shaw, Jas. Hill, D. Beaton, Geo. Powers, R. Mc- 
Elroy, H. I. Morgan, F. C. Horton, G. H. Murray, F. W. Smith, 
J. R. Binks, R. Wilson, E- A. Devitt, W. A. Halliday, R. J. Elliott, 
H. S. Binks, H. M. Butler, S. W. Caniff, Chas. Powers. 

No. 232, Cameron, Dutton. — J. V. Brown. 

No. 233, Doric, Parkhill.— F. V. Vaughan. 

No. 234, Beaver, Thornbury. — V. Armstrong. 

No. 236, Manitoba, Cookstown. — J. F. Cullingham, G. L. 
Davis, I. Maw. 

No. 238, Havelock, Watford. — J. Menzies, C. Harper, D. 
McKercher, P. Kingston, W. C. Aylesworth, H. McKenzie. 

No. 239, Tweed, Tweed.— A. W. McGuire. 

No. 242, Macoy, Mallorytown. — H. Scott, W. E. Forrester, 
K. Bigford, E. C. Kelly. 

No. 243, St. George, St. George.— E. B. Culham, W. H. 
Keirle. 

No. 245, Tecumseh, Thamesville. — C. G. Shaw. 

No. 247, Ashlar, Toronto.— C. S. Hamilton, W. H. Lyon, 
H. C. Da vies. 

No. 250, Thistle, Embro.— J. A. Murray. 

No. 253, Minden, Kingston. — H. J. Milne, J. W. MacFarlane. 

No. 254, Clifton, Niagara Falls.— W. R. Springett. 

No. 256, Farran's Point, Aultsville.— F. P. Shaver, E. W. 
Casselman. 



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No. 257, Gait Gait.— C. H. Smith, J. W. McKellar. 

No. 258, Guelph, Guelph.— F. H. Cooke, G. M. Binks. 

No. 259, Springfield, Springfield. — J. C. Dance, J. F. Lamb. 
G. Stewart. 

No. 260, Washington, Petrolia.— H. D. McColl. 

No. 261, Oak Branch, Innerkip. — \V. E. Thomson, G. A. 
Smith, P. G. Strong. 

No. 262, Harriston, Harriston. — F. F. Homuth. 

No. 263, Forest, Forest. — Earl Roberts. 

No. 264, Chaudiere, Ottawa. — Jos. McCulloch, Wm. Gray, 
E. E. Waterman, G. C. Bennett, J. A. Reid, J. D. MacLeod, M. H. 
Chapman, R. Golding, Wm. Short, R. McCracken, W. O. Graham, 
John Gray, C. W. Argue, T. H. Woods, H. W. Nichol, J. A. McLean, 
John Barlow, Chas. Saunders, Geo. Patrick. 

No. 265, Patterson, Thornhill. — J. E. Francis, H. S. Sparks, 
E. W. Brown, N. G. MacDonald, T. R. Johnstone, R. W. Mcintosh. 

No. 266, Northern Light, Stayner.— N. W. Evans, W. R. 
Hawkins, G. A. Clemence, R. E- Ives. 

No. 268, Verulam, Bobcaygeon.— C. H. Pardy, R. G. Scott. 

No. 269, Broughan Union, Claremont. — Thos. Patterson, 
T. S. Graham. 

No. 270, Cedar, Oshawa.— C. M. Wallace. 

No. 272, Seymour, Ancaster. — G. Y. P. Shaver, J. C. Coch- 
rane. 

No. 274, Kent, Blenheim. — C. H. Mooney, R. Henderson. 

No. 276, Teeswater, Teeswater. — W. Barbour. 

No. 283, Eureka, Belleville.— R. D. Adams, H. J. Andrews, 
J. O. Herity, H. Aselstine, L- E. Walmsley. 

No. 284, St. John's, Brussels. — S. Wilton, R. Bowman. 

No. 285, Seven Star, Alliston. — G. F. Crosbie, P. N. Knight, 
W. M. Lee, H. W. McGill. 

No. 286, Wingham, Wingham. — Thos. Gilmour, W. T. Booth. 

No. 287, Shuniah, Port Arthur.— A. P. Freed, D. M. Fisher. 

No. 289, Doric, Hyde Park. — Fred. Tuckey. 

No. 290, Leamington, Leamington. — W. J. Marriott, L M. 
Malott, Earl Russelo, R. Hillier. 

No. 291, Dufferin, West Flamboro. — F. A. Latshaw. 

No. 292, Robertson, King. — Duncan McMurchy. 



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No. 294, Moore, Courtright. — E. G. Kremer. 

No. 295, Conestogo, Drayton. — Philip Rowland. 

No. 296, Temple, St. Catharines.— A. C. Hoople, W. F. 
Clement, E. MacLean, John Laughlin, N. J. Loekhart. 

No. 297, Preston, Preston.— G. V. Hilborn. 

No. 299, Victoria, Centreville. — K. L. Weese. 

No. 300, Mount Olivet, Thorndale.— J. W. Wood. 

No. 302, St. Davids, St. Thomas.— L. M. Heard, Wm. Swin- 
dells. 

No. 303, Blyth, Blyth.— C. E. Toll. 

No. 305, Humber, Weston. — H. J. Alexander, H. G. S. Jeffrey, 
A. E. Scythes, J. R. Simpson, F. G. Beardall, W. Webster, Chas. 
Richardson. 

No. 306, Durham, Durham.— R. W. F. Hughes, J. F. Irwin, 
W. H. Kress, G. C. Webster. 

No. 307, Arkona, Arkona. — R. G. Woods. 

No. 309, Morning Star, Carlow. — A. Z. Andrew. 

No. 311, Blackwood, Woodbridge.— W. C. Darker, E. W. 
Brown, G. L. McGillivray, S. McClure, J. W. Roe, G. W. Shore, 
F. Smith, E. W. Lawrence, A. Houston, G. D. McLean, E. B. Smith, 
E. W. Bagg, C. G. Johnston, F. D. Julian, G. W. Mayhew, T. H. 
Leach. 

No. 312, Pnyx, Wallaceburg. — F. Murdock. 

No. 314, Blair, Palmerston.— J. F. Edwards. 

No. 316, Doric, Toronto. — P. C. Fowler, L. Anderton. 

No. 319, Hiram, Hagersville.— O. C. Dell, M. Winger. 

No. 320, Chesterville, Chesterville. — H. Durand, A. Jarvis, 
S. H. Hutt. 

No. 321, Walker, Acton.— G. R. Mcintosh. 

No. 322, North Star, Owen Sound.— John Capel, W. M. 
Morrow, W. B. Phillips, R. T. Dunlop, L- C. Baker. 

No. 324, Temple, Hamilton.— H. I. Sparks, E. R. Wonch. 

No. 325, Orono, Orono. — O. W. Rolph. 

No. 326, Zetland, Toronto. — F. G. McLean 

No. 327, Hammond, Wardsville. — H. Harvey, E- G. Lomis. 

No. 328, Ionic, Napier. — E. C. Freer, F. Richardson, N. John- 



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No. 329, King Solomon's, Jarvis. — W. Willis, 0. J . Newell. 

No. 330, Corinthian, London. — W. A. Hunter, W. A. Childs. 

No. 332, Stratford, Stratford. — W. H. Gregory, E. Denroche. 

No. 333, Prince Arthur, Flesherton. — A. Down, J. E. Milne, 
W. G. Mc Bride. 

No. 336, Highgate, Highgate.— G. R. Schwitzer, J. W. 
McKay. 

No. 339, Orient, Toronto.— Alex. Gillies, W. O. Matthews, 
B. J. Smith. 

No. 343, Georgina, Toronto. — S. S. Crouch, C. B. Murray, 
J. E. James, P. W. Davies, J. H. Kent, E. H. Stanners, A. H. Downs, 
R. C. Berkinshaw, R. B. Fowler. 

No. 334, Merrill, Dorchester.— J. H. Knight. 

No. 345, Nilestown, Nilestown. — G. H. Martin, H. Hunter. 

No. 346, Occident, Toronto.— J. E. Collict, J. Cooke, A. E. 
Powell, T. W. Horn. 

No. 347, Mercer, Fergus. — G. A. Reynolds, Thos. Holbrook. 

No. 348, Georgian, Penetanguishene. — R. D. Keefe. 

No. 352, Granite, Parry Sound. — J. W. Gillies. 

No. 356, River Park, Streetsville. — F. A. Maas, H. W. Hope. 

No. 358, Delaware Valley, Delaware. — E. Monteith, W. 
Jones, G. Hedley, C. Eichenberger, H. C. Lipsit. 

No. 360, Muskoka, Bracebridge. — W. G. Gerhart, N. E- 
Prouse, H. W. Linney. 

No. 361, Waverley, Guelph.— R. G. Stephens, H. E. Cosford, 
J. Naismith, Robt. Keegan, J. C. MacGregor. 

No. 362, Maple Leaf, Tara.— J. A. McDonald. 

No. 367, St. George's, Toronto. — R. B. Dargavel, H. E. 
Richmond, John Drew, W. J. Damp Jr., J. H. Wilkinson, D. J. Dixon. 

No. 368, Salem, Brockville.— W. F. Reynolds, C. F. L. Phil- 
lips, F. R. Pratt, A. D. Currie, W. M. Simon, W. H. Drummond, 
H. E. Preston. 

No. 369, Mimico, Lambton Mills. — A. B Rice, W. P. Gray. 

No. 370, Harmony, Delta. — M. A. Campbell. 

No. 371, Prince of Wales, Ottawa.— W. H. G. Flay, W. Fryer, 
W. A. Armstrong, J. P. Barr, Chas. Wood, E. B. Nelson, J. A. Jer- 
vis, R. L. Downing, Jos. McAnoy, Wm. MacDonald, H. H. W. 
Nesbitt, W. J. McCoy, H. J. Sykes, H. J. Paget. 

No. 372, Palmer, Fort Erie North. — J. ELaur. 



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No. 373, Copestone, Welland. — P. Carnochan.H. Headington, 
D. McGruer, G. W. Urquhart, E. Rowe, Clifford Smith. 

No. 376, Unity, Huntsville.— G F. Hutcheson. 

No. 377, Lome, Shelburne. — G. E- Foster, T. F. Brown. 

No. 378, King Solomon's, London. — W. H. Slade, H. E. 
Abell, E. Keam. 

No. 380, Union, London. — J. W. Wallace, H. E- Livermore, 
M. H. Burns. 

No. 382, Doric, Hamilton. — L. P. Robertson, H. I. Sparks, 
J. W. Watters, W. H. Wallace, A. E. McArthur, E. E. Walker, R. C. 
Mills. 

No. 383, Henderson, Winchester. — W. J. Stewart, G. A. 
Johnston. 

No. 384, Alpha, Toronto.— F. C. Gullen, John Black, M. A. 
Searle, G. Salter. H. Burridge, R. N. McElhinney, Jos. Dorricott, 
T. A. Carson, A. W. Ward. 

No. 385, Spry, Beeton.— J. R. Croft, F. A. Allan. 

No. 386, McColl, West Lome.— R. H. Root. 

No. 387. Lansdowne, Lansdowne. — W. Rath. 

No. 389, Crystal Fountain, North Augusta. — Robt. Cav- 
anagh, K. I. Mitchell, W. L. Beaton, W. O. Williams, J. B. Creeggan. 

No. 390, Florence, Florence. — F.S. Bodkin. 

No. 391, Howard, Ridgetown. — G. L. Scherer. 

No. 393, Forest, Chesley.— D. E. Leitch, H. C. F. Blohm. 

No. 396, Cedar, Wiarton.— L. H. Snider, W. H. Work, S. E. 
Foster. 

No. 398, Victoria, Kirkfield.— G. V. Dunn, W. D. Deverell, 
W. W. Finney, C. M. Dalgleish, G. V. Grant, H. L. MacPherson. 

No. 402, Central, Essex.— H. W. McGill. 

No. 403, Windsor, Windsor. — H. Beardmore, F. Sweet, 
H. M. Edgar. 

No. 405, Mattawa, Mattawa. — C. W. Haentschel, H. H. Betts, 
D. C. Wilson. 

No. 408, Murray, Beaverton. — Jno. McLeod, C. J. Devine. 

No. 409, Golden Rule, Gravenhurst. — -F. Sharp. 

No. 410, Zeta, Toronto.— C. C. Wallace, H. W. Cavell, D. 
Grigg, H. Singer, F. W. Davidson, S. J. Boyde. 

No. 411, Rodney, Rodney. — O. J. Davies. 



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No. 412, Keystone, Sault Ste. Marie.— J. Bennett, G. A. 
Shier. 

No. 413, Naphtali, Tilbury. — E- Sparling. 

No. 414, Pequonga, Kenora. — J. W. Douglas. 

No. 415, Fort William, Fort William. — G. M. Brownridge. 

No. 416, Lyn, Lyn.— T. McNish. 

No. 417, Keewatin, Keewatin. — J. W. Douglas. 

No. 418, Maxville, Maxville. — H. A. Wilkes, J. MacRae. 

No. 419, Liberty, Sarnia. — W. F. Strangway. 

No. 420, Nipissing, North Bay. — J. C. Ross, D. G. Stevens, 
B. F. Nott, A. S. Shields, W. K. P. Kennedy. 

No. 422, Star of the East, Bothwell.— B. H. Hankinson. 

No. 423, Strong, Sundridge — M. J. Gulley, A. M. Church, 
T. A. Mitchell. 

No. 424, Doric, Pickering. — F. M. Chapman. 

No. 426, Stanley, Toronto. — A. J. Anderson, H. H. Talbot, 
G. W. Tindall, G. R. Burgess, H. B. Summerville. 

No. 427, Nickel, Sudbury.— A. C. Mudge, Jos. Fowler, C. A. 
Eby. 

No. 428, Fidelity, Port Perry.— A. B. Cawker, A. P. Mac- 
Farlane. 

No. 429, Port Elgin, Port Elgin.— W. R. Tomlinson. 

No. 430, Acacia, Toronto. — D. Landell, W. J. Pickard, R. 
Sealy, W. H. Bell, H. P. Phillips, A. M. Heron. 

No. 431, Moravian, Cargill. — W. M. Lee. 

No. 432, Hanover, Hanover. — W. N. Huber. 

No. 433, Bonnechere, EganviJle. — J. Reeves, R. G. Boland, 
M. L. Davis, W. J. Hugh, R. P. Mills, G. R. Shane. 

No. 434, Algonquin, Emsdale. — D. W. Campbell. 

No. 435, Havelock, Havelock. — H. W. Roche. 

No. 436, Burns, Hepworth. — D. F. Brown, W. P. Brooks, 

No. 437, Tuscan, Sarnia. — C. F. Dawson. 

No. 438, Harmony, Toronto. — E- W. Barber, L. E. Bowerman, 
A. H. Lougheed, J. E. McMulkin, R. T. Musson, W. R. Shaw. 

No. 441, Westport, Westport. — W. S. Breakenridge, S. F. 
Crozier. 



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No. 443, Powassan, Powassan. — I. V. Frederick, J. B. Lake, 
H. Linney. 

No. 444, Nitetis, Creemore.— Alex. Dodsworth, W. E. Whit- 
ley, W. M. Ross. 

No. 445, Lake of the Woods, Kenora. — J. W. Douglas. 

No. 446, Granite, Fort Frances. — C. R. Lyons. 

No. 448, Xenophon, Wheatley.— A. C. Wilson, H. C. Ren- 
wick, R. Hetherington. 

No. 449, Dundalk, Dundalk.— H. A. McCauley. 

No. 450, Hawkesbury, Hawkesbury. — G. A. Cass, W. P. 
Garrett, Wm. Fisher, K. M. Robertson, A. Hunter, A. G. Mcintosh. 

No. 452, Avonmore, Avonmore. — J. M. Pollock, T. J. 
McBride, C. E. Blair, Allan McKinnon. 

No. 453, Royal, Fort William.— H. E- Doherty. 

No. 454, Corona, Burks Falls.— Ed. Doherty, A. S. Black, 
W. R. Fell. 

No. 455, Doric, Little Currnt. — J. B. Wallace. 

No. 456, Elma, Monkton. — F. W. Armstrong. 

No. 458, Wales, Wales.— H. S. Feader, H. Maginnis, H.Adams, 
Robt. Baxter. 

No. 459, Cobden, Cobden.— Arthur Collins, P. Collins, J. E- 
Ritchie, Jno. Ireton, A. Oates, H. Guest. 

No. 460, Rideau, Seeley's Bay.— F. S. Young. 

No. 461, Ionic, Rainy River. — C. R. Lyons. 

No. 462, Temiskaming, New Liskeard. — W. H. Simmons. 

No. 463, North Entrance, Haliburton, — R. J. Curry. 

No. 464, King Edward, Sunderland. — M.E- Bagshaw, A. B. 
Wallace, E. P. McGregor, G. E. Bagshaw, C. E. Shier. 

No. 465, Carleton, Carp.— E T. Younghusband, P. J. Morris, 
M. P. Morris, N. Mulligan, A. B. Hyndman, L- W. Johnston, 
R. C. Eakin. 

No. 466, Coronation, Elmvale. — C. E. Dutcher. 

No. 467, Tottenham, Tottenham. — J. A. Foucar. 

No. 468, Peel, Caledon East.— W. B. Cannon, F. J. Holder, 
G. H. Holder. 

No. 469, Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie. — H. F. Goodfellow, Jos. 
Rosenstein, D. Neil. 



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No. 470, Victoria, Victoria Harbour. — L. E. Gosselin. 

No. 471, King Edward VII, Chippawa.— M. C. Bacon. Wm. 
Philp, John Rapelje. 

No. 473, Beaches, Toronto. — G. L. Gardiner. 

No. 474, Victoria, Toronto.— D. L- McPherson, F. P. Hop- 
kins, W. J. Armstrong, W. E- Birrell. 

No. 475, Dundurn, Hamilton.— B. B. Hodge, Robt. Phinn, 
Geo. Milne. 

No. 476, Corinthian, North Gower.— W. B. Moses, H. L. 
Greer, J. C. McNiece, J. L. Greer, M. J. Scobie, H. G. F. Blair, 
H. C. Graham, A. D. Wallace. 

No. 478, Milverton, Milverton. — W. M. Pugh. 

No. 479, Russell, Russell.— E- E. Sutherland, J. A. Dillabough, 
L. W. Latimer, A. T. Brunton, C. I. Fader, P. B. Proudfoot, W. P. 
Cherry, R. E. Kinkade, C. H. Stewart, J. A. Gamble, W. C. Pescod. 

No. 480, Williamsburg, Williamsburg. — W. G. Whittaker. 

No. 481, Corinthian, Toronto. — W. J. Forrester, A. A. Wood, 
Wm. Points, Norman Dean, E. S. Brown, Dan Douglas. 

No. 482, Bancroft, Bancroft.— G. A. Twa, P. J. Stringer. 

No. 485, Haileybury, Haileybury. — C. W. Haentschel, 
L. W. Coon. 

No. 488, King Edward, Harrow. — W. Murdock. 

No. 489, Osiris, Smith Falls. — A. L. MacGregor, D. H. Grant, 
H. S. Coombes, Geo. Phillips, J. J. Bradley. 

No. 491, Cardinal, Cardinal.— W. E. Fletcher, A. H. Adams. 

No. 492, Karnak, Coldwater. — F C. Lovering, A. Harden. 

No. 494, Riverdale, Toronto. — R. F. Thomas, M. J. Folinsbel, 
E. F. Guest, D. Walton, B. Ekblad, D. J. Bannerman, D. Coleman, 
G. Jones, C. M. Rawson. 

No. 495, Electric, Hamilton. — Wm. Turner, Jas. Gough, 
R. D. Berry. 

No. 496, University, Toronto.— W. J. Dunlop, A. E. Mac- 
Gregor, W. C. White. 

No. 498, King George V, Coboconk.— R. T. Robertson, 
C. N. Callan, J. G. McFarland. 

No. 499, Port Arthur, Port Arthur. — T. M. McLaren. 

No. 500, Rose, Windsor.— W. R. Totten. 

No. 501, Connaught, Mimico. — A. D. Norris. 



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No. 502, Coronation, Smithville. — J. D. Paterson. 

No. 503, Inwood, Inwood. — J. R. Graham, W. S. Atkins, Jas. 
Hartley, W. L. Elliott. 

No. 504, Otter, Lombardy. — I. E. Lockwood, E. W. Joynt, 
O. W. Wright. 

No. 505, Lynden, Lynden. — Howard Ross. 

No. 506, Porcupine, South Porcupine. — C. W. Haentschel, 
John Cook. 

No. 507, Elk Lake, Elk Lake.— A. G. Hadley. 

No. 508, Ozias, Brantford. — H. Stanley. 

No. 509, Twin City, Kitchener. — H. L. Freeston. 

No. 510, Parkdale, Toronto.— G. S. Guthrie, E. A. Peaker, 
W. J. Wake, A. J. Murray. 

No. 511, Connaught, West Fort William.— W. T. Gough. 

No. 512, Malone, Sutton West. — D. E. Sprague. 

No. 513, Corinthian, Hamilton. — D. Munro, J. R. Croft, 
J. T. Ruley, A. G. Elford, J. H. Eydt. 

No. 514, St. Alban's, Toronto.— G. W. McRae, N. L. Griffin, 
J. L. House. 

No. 515, Reba, Brantford.— J. A. Wedlake, T. E. Greenway. 

No. 517, Hazeldean, Hazeldean.— J. G. McGuire, J. R. Mc- 
Guire, A. M. McCormick, B. G. Grant, G. B. Acres, H. K. Cummings 

No. 519, Onondaga, Onondaga. W. Mason, Robt. Jamieson, 
G. S. Wood. 

No. 520, Coronati, Toronto.— W. T. Overend, T.E. Ashton. 

No. 521, Ontario, Windsor.— T. L. Mclntyre, J. N. Broken- 
shire, I. A. W. Richardson, L. R. Rogers. 

No. 522, Mount Sinai, Toronto. — Leo. Danson, Nathan 
Phillips, A. I. Cohen, S. Hansher, M. L. Levy, A. L- Tinker. 

No. 523, Royal Arthur, Peterborough.— W. A. Logan, G. W. 
Haley. 

No. 524, Mississauga, Port Credit.— W. Baldwin, C. W. 
Robb, W. M. Gemmel, S. McElroy. 

No. 525, Temple, Toronto.— P. M . Grant, E. G. Archbold, J. 
Marr, John Graves. 

No. 526, Ionic, Westboro.— K. F. Richardson, G. C. Ritchie, 
H. L. Carson, T. H. G. Kenyon, J. M. Douglas, E. Lachance, W. J. 
Roy, T. W. O'Neil, W. H. Cram, W. J. Abra, F. Danbury, J. H. 
Carkner, T. Saunders, P. E. Waters. 



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No. 527, Espanola, Espanola. — E. P. Spence, John Mathie. 

No. 528, Golden Beaver, Timmins.— F. N. Whaley, G. C. 
Murphy. 

No. 529, Myra Komoka.-C. B. Smith, C McKinley, D. 
Mclntyre. 

No. 530, Cochrane, Cochrane. — L- Bolton, R. C. Mortson. 

No. 531, High Park, Toronto.— A. J. McWatters, R. L. 
Shriner, W. J. Moore, J. A. Hodgins. 

No. 532, Canada, Toronto. — J. N. Mulholland, Geo. Cox, 

E. Midgley, R. Carney, J. A. Hearn, F. Busteed, H. A. Miller, 
T. R. Hunter, A. Murdock, A. T. Yule, Alex. Wilson, D. Mullen, 
R. R. Davis. 

No. 533, Shamrock, Toronto. — J. M. Burden, G. H. Lepper, 
A. Lockard, Harold Smith. 

No. 534, Englehart, Englehart.— W. J. Hill, E. V. Wollings. 

No. 535, Phoenix, Fonthill.— F. H. Clark, A. B Damude. 

No. 536, Algonquin, Copper Cliff.— J. Gribble, L. E. Ade, 
C. G. Ade, P. Bragman. 

No. 537, Ulster, Toronto.— D. V. R. Saunderson. 

No. 539, Waterloo, Waterloo,— H. G Mistele. 

No. 540, Abitibi, Iroquois Falls.— F. K. Ebbitt. 

No. 541, Tuscan, Toronto.— R. F. Hutchings, W. T. Elliott. 

No. 542, Metrepolitan, Toronto. — J. A. Troyer, A. L- Quin- 
ton, G. A. Martin, F. M. Calvert, T. E. C. Butler, J. S. Nott, W. V. 
White, E. C. Wilson, J. M. McCrutcheon, W. P. Ferguson. 

No. 543, Imperial, Toronto. — E- T. Guest. 

No. 544, Lincoln, Abingdon. — J. D. Warner. 

No. 545, John Ross Robertson, Toronto. — G. Hambly, 
W. F. Kelsey, F. W. Slade, H. V. Locke, H. B. Swift, W.J. S. Graham, 

F. D. Smith, E. McMorran, A. M. Heron. 

No. 546, Talbot, St. Thomas.— A. A. McNames, J. C. Ferg- 
uson. 

No. 547, Victory, Toronto.— W. T. Kincaid, N. F. D. Kelly. 

No. 548, General Mercer, Toronto. — A. J. P. Cameron, 
W. J. Armstrong. 

No. 549, Ionic, Hamilton. — W. A. Laidlaw, A. W. Marshall, 
W. G. Davidge, R. Wismer, Jas. Rosie, J. M. Connor, J.G.Truscott, 

No. 550, Buchanan, Hamilton.— H. W. Young, D. T. Kil- 
patriek, J. R. Routledge. 



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No. 551, Tuscan, Hamilton. — W. Turner, J. Baird, W. Brown, 
M. C. Thompson, J. M. Wallace, Thos. Hunter, R. A. Carter, H. M. 
Mclntyre. 

No. 552, Queen City, Toronto.— H. L. Rehill. 

No.553, Oakwood, Toronto. — S. H. McElwain, W. A. Savage, 

F. A. Sceviour, J. A. Cattanaeh, B. S. Sheldon, L. M. Andrews. 

No. 554, Border Ci ties , Windsor.— E. T. Howe, AH. 
MacQuarrie, G. F. Downs, W. S. Joiner. 

No. 555, Wardrope, Hamilton. — W. J. Attig, B. W. Hopkins, 
J. P. Mills, 'A. Love, G. Lang, T. Tregunno, J. C. Cochrane. 

No. 556, Nation, Spencervlle.— W. M. Snyder, B. R. Hen- 
derson, C. G. Simon. 

No. 557, Finch, Finch.— A. MacMillan, J. M. McDougall, 
D. K. MaeLean, H. McMonagle, G. McLean, W. C. Johnstone. 

No. 558, Sidney Albert Luke, Ottawa.— T. H. Weatherdon, 
H. H. Popham, C. W. Mcintosh, W. A. Cunningham, R. M. Stanton, 
Z. M. Niblock, Geo. Higman, J. Lockhart, H. F. Hardy, C. H. Storey, 
S. F. Smith, F. D. Boomer, F. W. Hewitt. 

No. 559, Palestine, Toronto. — A. A. Goldenberg, H. Ginsberg, 
J. Lunenfield, J. M. Ginsberg. 

No. 560, St. Andrews, Ottawa.— H. T. C. Humphreys, G. M. 
McGill, R. D. Coleman, J. X. Salter, Jno. Gray, F. King, A. K. 
Stewart, D. Kemp, R. P. Williamson, A. Henderson, W. R. William- 
son, J. S. Abernethy, J. W. Pallister, G. R. Blow, H. H. W. Nesbitt. 

No. 561, Acacia, Westboro. — C. W. Crockatt, W. A. Dier, 
J. W. Arnott, H. A. Hyde-Clarke, E. P. Roy. 

No. 562, Hamilton, Hamilton. — E- G. Dixon, A. A. Patter- 
son, W. G Smitton, E. J. Cleave, C. J. Stilson, E- L. Kerr, A. E- 
Barnby, H. A. Snell. 

No. 563, Victory, Chatham, R. J. Appleyard. 

No. 564, Ashlar, Ottawa.— D. A. Esdale, G. A. MacLeod, 
Ed. Burns, C. W. Powers, Geo. Powers, J. Stotesbury, W. Short, 
W. E. Gowling, V. E. Raymond, H. E- Reaume, J. F. Gillespie, J. S, 
Craig, W. D. Taylor. 

No. 565, Kilwinning, Toronto. — Smith Shaw, M. Strachan, 

A. J. Murray, G. F. Brav, E. L. Roxborough, A. MacKenzie, 

B. C. McClelland, W. A. Ross. 

No. 566, King Hiram, Toronto. — S. F. Albertson, John Mc- 
Arthur. 

No. 570, Dufferin, Toronto.— J. A. Hodgins, E. S. Golden, 
R. W. Shepherd, T. A. Carson, H. R. Poison, W. Wood. 

No. 571, Antiquity, Toronto. — W. Sellors, W. J. Armstrong. 



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No. 572, Mizpah, Toronto. — J. E- Phillips. 

No. 573, Adoniram, Niagara Falls.— G. E. Pedlar, J. T. 
Ruley, G. E. French. 

No. 574, Craig, Alisa Craig.— C. H. Smith, W. G. Smith, 
F. J. McLeod, C. Lewis. 

No. 575, Fidelity, Toronto. — A. E- Lowery, E. F. Bevis. 

No. 576, Mimosa, Toronto. — A. M. Heron, W. J. R. Rogers, 
S. P. Hutton. 

No. 577, St. Clair, Toronto.— J. H.Dawe, W. R. McConnell, 
W. F. Gunning, H. L. Martyn. 

No. 578, Queen's, Kingston. — J. A. McRae, F. P. Smith. 

No. 579, Harmony, Windsor.— E- Preston, W. H. Kent, 
M. Burnstine. 

No. 580, Acacia, London.— A. E- Selway, T. Welch, A. G. M. 
Bradshaw. 

No. 581, Harcourt, Toronto.— G. T. Clark. 

No. 582, Sunnyside, Toronto. — G. E. Ritchie, K. E- Roome, 
H. Bennett, F. Power, R. T. Hogg. 

No. 583, Transportation, Toronto. — J. M. McKerrow, 
A. Maynes. 

No. 584, Kaministiquia, Fort William. — J. F. Shepherd. 

No. 585, Royal Edward, Kingston. — M. G. Johnston, A. E. 
McGlashon. 

No. 586, War Veterans, Toronto. — H. J. Cable, F. J. Johnson, 
Sage Snider, G. McLeish. 

No. 587, Patricia, Toronto. — John Lewis, J. R. Langstaffe, 

H. R. Wilson. 

No. 588, National, Capreol.— I. H. H. Lusk. 

No. 589, Grey, Toronto.— F. E. Sillifant, J. P. C. MacLatchy. 

No. 590, Defenders, Ottawa.— E E- Williams, W. C.N. 
Marriott, E. A. Gardner, J. D. Gardner, E. K. Davidson, G. W. F. 
Hodgins, A. P. Sprange, H. Sloman, C. H. Hagan, J. R. Hearnden. 

No. 591, North Gate, Toronto.— B. Rhodes, J. Cook, J. M.'B. 
Patterson, H. Linney, A. G. Roberts, W. T. Claxton, W. E. Hopkins. 

No. 592, Fairbank, Toronto. — P. W. Farr, Wm. Sharp, R. 
Ferguson, J. T. Watson, G. M. Watson, J. Clayton. 

No. 593, St. Andrew's, Hamilton. — D. Munro, Jas. Baird, 
J. Fram, T. B. MacXaughton, F. W. Davidson, S. Davidson, L. P. 
Robertson, W. Johnston, W. H. Wallace. 



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No. 594, Hillcrest, Hamilton. — G. A. Sweatman, E. P. Man- 
uell, T. Horgan, 0. J. Newell, R. C. Bennett, J. Caskie, G. A. Grassie, 
J. E. Ccrnfoot, R. Geddes, J. A. Yorick. 

No. 595, Rideau, Ottawa.— B. J. Cunliffe, S. C. Bateman, 
R. D. Whitmcre, F. W. Plet, J. P. Melvin, P. L. Young, W. A. Winter, 

C. F. Winter, K. D. Petepiece, L. R. McKenna. 

No. 597, Temple, London.— P. B. Fettery, W. H. Rath, H. V. 
Floyd. 

No. 598, Dominion, Windsor. — J. A. Wickens, H. Coates, 

D. M. Hanna. 

No. 599, Mount Dennis, Weston. — A. McLean, G. J. Hinton, 
W. Allaby, A. F. Xisbet, F. Fordham, F. C. Smith, H. F. Sproule. 

No. 600, Maple Leaf, Toronto. — J. Dorricott, W. J. Arm- 
strong. 

No. 601, St. Paul, Sarnia.— R. C. Fleck, G. A. Scott. 

No. 602, Hugh Murray, Hamilton. — W. D. Connor, A. S. 
Neil, Gordon, Fairclough, J. Eaglesham. 

No. 603, Campbell, Campbellville.— E. M. Readhead, F. 
McNiven. 

No. 604, Palace, Windsor.— R. A. Gladstone, J. L. McMullan, 
C. A. Jackson. 

No. 605, Melita, Toronto.— C. H. Lord, A. H. Gilham, W. M. 
Creighton, E. W. Sjirrow. 

No. 606, Unity, Toronto. — Roy Bowman. 

No. 607, Golden Fleece, Toronto. — Tom Marshall, C. F. 
Beardon, J. F. Hazlewood. 

No. 608, Gothic, Lindsay.— B. C. Maidens, B. A. Wilson, 
H. H. McFadden. 

No. 609, Tavistock, Tavistock. — S. T. Loveys, W. A. Murray. 

No. 610, Ashlar, Byron.— F. G. Fuller, F. Gilbert, W. J. 
Davis, W. H. Bartlett. 

No. 611, Huron-Bruce, Toronto. — I. E. Grant. 

No. 612, Birch Cliff, Birch Cliff.— W. G. Twiggs. 

No. 613, Fort Erie, Fort Erie. — W. F. Willson, J. A. Spencer. 

No. 614, Adanac, Merritton. — Chas. Wheeler, D. A. Cameron, 

No. 615, Dominion, Ridgeway. — J. E. Laur. 

No. 616, Perfection, St. Catharines, — G. H. Davis. 

No. 617, North Bay, North Bay.— E. R. Herbert, J. L- 
Reynolds, R. M. Gregor, H. E. Ward. 



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No. 618, Thunder Bay, Port Arthur.— A. H. Knutson, C. F. 
Smith. 

No. 619, Runnymede, Toronto. — S. R. Baker, H. S. Parkin- 
son, W. J. MacDougall, A. H. Gilham, F. F. Jollow, R. A. Stewart. 

No. 620, Bay of Quinte, Toronto.— J. A. M. Taylor, M. E. 

MacKenzie, C. G. Mikel. 

No. 622, Lome, Chapleau.— E. B. Ryan, R. J. Gavvley, 
D. C. Wilson, W. P. Spero. 

No. 623, Doric, Kirkland Lake.— J. F. Edis. 

No. 624, Dereham, Mt. Elgin, E. W. Moles. 

No. 625, Hatherly, Sault Ste. Marie.— J. B. Way. 

No. 626, Stamford, Stamford Centre. — Robt. Blain. 

No. 627, Pelee, Scudder.— R. Hillier. 

No. 628, Glenrose, Elmira.— R. R. Hillis, F. C. Ruppel. 

No. 629, Grenville, Toronto.— B. S. Sheldon. 

No. 630, Prince of Wales, Toronto. — Wm. Bailey, J. R. 
Buhner, J. D. Thomson. 

No. 631, Manitou, Emo. — C. R. Lyons. 

No. 632, Long Branch, Mimico. — D. McCullough, R. W. 
Knaggs, J. B. Smith. 

No. 633, Hastings, Hastings. — Grant Sine. 

No. 634, Delta, Toronto.— A. W. Murdock. 

No. 635, Wellington, Toronto. — J. A. Mitchell, R. E. Bryson, 
A. R. Rundle, D. G. McGregor. 

No. 636, Hornepayne, Hornepayne. — C. M. Mclntyre, 
W. A. Chisholm. 

No. 637, Caledonia, Toronto. — Jno. Ness, J. F. Gillanders, 
R. Compton, W. R. Kent, Alex. Wilson, R. R. Davis. 

No. 638, Bedford, Toronto.— E- A. Dickinson, J. H. L. Sarge, 
T. A. Lamon. 

No. 639, Beach, Hamilton Beach. — Wm. Turner, Wm. 
Hutchinson, R. D. Berry. 

No. 640, Anthony Sayer, Mimico. — L. J. Ferrie. 

No. 641, Garden, Windsor. — C. A. Boynton. 

No. 642, St. Andrew's, Windsor. — Duncan Paterson. 

No. 643, Cathedral, Toronto.— J. K McGuire, H. D. Dempsey, 
R. R. Howarth, H. LcGard. 



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No. 644, Simcoe, Toronto.— P. J. Spring, G. M. Jebb, T.-R. W. 
Black, D. E. F. Gauley. 

No. 645, Lake Shore, Mimico. — E. J. Everett, L. K. Redman, 
P. B. Stevenson, R. W. Swanton, G. W. Gauld. 

No. 646, Rowland, Mount Albert.— S. Oldham, E- Haigh, 
C. Moorehead, O. Dike. 

No. 647, Todmorden, Todmorden. — Thos. Meakins, F. H. 
Robinson. 

No. 648, Spruce Falls, Kapuskasing. — G. R. Connor. 

No. 649, Temple, Oshawa. — L. F. McLaughlin, C. R. Mc- 
intosh, C. F. Cannon, W. R. Elliott. 

No. 650, Fidelity, Toledo.— I. E. Lockwood, R. S. Kilborn, E. 
Montgomery, Jas. Rejmolds. 

No. 651, Oentonia, Toronto. — J. Williamson, A. W. Lawrence, 
H. A. Miller, Wm. Locke, John Dawes, E. S. Calder, W. A. Taylor, 
G. T. Ditchburn. 

No. 652, Memorial, Toronto. — W. J. Finch, G. A. English, 
S. J. Boyde. 

No. 653, Scarboro, Agincourt. — L. H. Ressor, R. R. Davis. 

No. 654, Ancient Landmarks, Hamilton. — Wm. Turner, 
Jno. McKay, W. D. Connor, A. S. Neil, O. J. Newell, T. H. Ross, 
J. C. Cochrane. 

No. 655, Kingsway, Lambton Mills. — A. Murdock, G. J. 
Bartholomew. 



GUESTS 

M. W. Bro. W. S. Herrington then formally in- 
troduced to Grand Lodge the following distinguished 
brethren : 

M. W. Bros. J. D. McFadyen and W. W. Williamson, 
Grand Master and Grand Secretary, respectively, of the 
Grand Lodge of Quebec; M. W. Bro. Norman T. Avard 
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia; 
M. W. Bro. W. H. Parker and R. W. Bro. L. Lambie 
Grand Master and Grand Senior Warden, respectively, 
of the Grand Lodge of Michigan; M. W. Bro. W. J. 
Ballou, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Vermont; 
R. W. Bro. Carhartt, Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge 
of Ohio; R. W. Bro. John L. Sanford, representing the 
Grand Lodge of Maryland; M. W. Bro. W. H. Wardrope, 



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Sovereign Grand Commander of the A. '& A.S. Rite 
for Canada; W. Bro. W. Y. Mills and R. W. Bro. Edwin 
Smith, Grand First Principal and Grand Scribe E., 
respectively, of the Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 

These distinguished visitors were received by the 
brethren of Grand Lodge with very hearty applause. 

MINUTES 

The Acting Grand Secretary commenced to read 
the minutes of the last meeting held in Toronto in July 
1936 when it was moved by M. W. Bro. F. A. Copus, 
seconded by M. W.Bro.R.B. Dargaveland resolved: That 
inasmuch as the minutes of the last Annual Communicat- 
ion held in Toronto have been printed and distributed 
to all the constituent lodges, the same be now taken as 
read and confirmed. 

RULES OF ORDER 

The Rules of Order were read by the Acting Grand 
Secretary. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

It was moved by M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus, seconded 
by M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel and unanimously carried, 
that the Order of Business at this Communication might 
be changed at the discretion of the Grand Master. 

LETTERS OF REGRET 

Communications were read from the following, ex- 
pressing regret that they were unable to be present: 
The Grand Masters of Alberta, British Columbia, 
Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, 
Saskatchewan, Massachusets, and New York. 

ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER 

The Grand Master, Most Worshipful Bro. A. J. 
Anderson presented to Grand Lodge the following ad- 
dress : 



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ADDRESS OF THE GRAND MASTER 



My Masonic Brethren: 

It is peculiarly fitting that in this our Coronation 
year, our Grand Lodge should hold its eighty-second 
Communication in Ottawa, the Capital City of the 
Dominion. It may be pardonable to be reminiscent and 
take a look at the past. One hundred and ten years ago 
the British Government sent to this country one Colonel 
By to lay out and proceed with the construction of the 
Rideau Canal. At that time there was a community 
of one thousand people or thereabouts settled in and 
around Nepean Point. In the year 1827 this commun- 
ity was incorporated as a village under the name of 
Bytown in honor of Colonel By. Twenty years after- 
wards it was incorporated as a town, and in 1854 under 
the name of Ottawa it was incorporated as a city. Her 
Majesty Queen Victoria was pleased to name Ottawa as 
the Capital of Canada in 1857. The construction of the 
original Parliament Buildings was started in 1859. The 
corner stone was laid in 1860 by Edward Prince of Wales, 
afterwards His Majesty King Edward VII. This stone 
may be seen in the North East corner of the present 
centre building, a few feet above ground level. It was 
recovered from the ruins of the fire of 1916 and placed 
in its present position by H.R.H. the Duke of Con- 
naught, Governor General. The first session of the 
Parliament held in these Buildings was in 1866, and in 
1867 the birthday of the Dominion of Canada was 
celebrated. 

Masonry was established in Bytown in 1848 when 
a dispensation was granted by Sir Allan McXab, the 
Provincial Grand Master in Canada under the juris- 
diction of the Grand Lodge of England, to Dalhousie 
Lodge. This was seven years before the foundation of 
our Grand Lodge in 1855. Many of Ottawa's prominent 
and influential citizens have been associated with this 
Lodge. Among its roll of members is found the name of 
Sir John A. MacDonald, Prime Minister of Canada, who 
joined this Lodge in 1870. 



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Ottawa has been favored by our Grand Lodge. In 
the eighty-two years of its existence this is the eleventh 
time the annual communication has been convened here, 
the former occasions having been in the vears 1860, 1871, 
1876, 1883, 1893, 1899, 1907, 1913, 1921 and 1929. 

Brethren, it is with great pleasure that to-day in 
our Capital City I welcome you to this our Eighty- 
Second Communication of Grand Lodge. It was in this 
City in 1907 I retired from the office of District Deputv 
Grand Master for District No. 11, Toronto. Here in 
1921 I was elected to the Board of General Purposes 
of Grand Lodge, and here to-morrow I will relinquish 
into the hands of my successor the gavel as your Grand 
Master. 

The King 

Just one year ago on the occasion of our eighty-first 
Communication at Toronto, it was our great pleasure to 
extend to His Majesty King Edward VIII our happy 
felicitations for his future. Since then, to our great sor- 
row and I may say to our great disappointment, His 
Majesty, of his own volition, relinquished the throne and 
has retired into private life. 

Happily, however, the British peoples have been 
relieved from any unpleasant results. His brother, the 
Duke of York, as next in line, has succeeded to the throne 
and assumed the title of King George VI. King Edward 
VIII signed his abdication on December 10th, 1936. 
It was presented to, and accepted by both Houses of 
The Imperial Parliament on December 11th, and the 
Duke of York was proclaimed King George VI. 

I happened to be in London on the day of abdication 
and some days following, and on my return north to Edin- 
burgh (which I had made my headquarters while in Scot- 
land) Iforwardedto His Majesty King George VI, on behalf 
of this Grand Lodge, my assurance of the devotion and 
loyalty of all members of this Grand Lodge to his throne 
and person, and extended to him our sincere wishes for 
the happiness of His Majesty and his Gracious Consort, 
Queen Elizabeth, to which assurance I received an im- 
mediate reply. The events, beginning with the con- 



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versations which His Majesty King Edward VIII had 
with Mr. Baldwin from midsummer to December, 1936, 
and ending with the accession of His Majesty King 
George VI, created much anxiety in every part of the 
Empire. Thanks to the deep appreciation, if not affect- 
ion, entertained by the British people the world over for 
the institution of monarchy and the British throne, and 
thanks to the brilliant, though quietly modest manner 
in which Mr. Baldwin, as British Prime Minister and 
spokesman for the British people, interpreted and ex- 
pressed British thought and temperament, that great 
change — the relinquishment of the throne by one king and 
the accession to the same throne by another king — has 
passed quietly into history as an exemplification of the 
steady firm character which the British people con- 
sciously or unconsciously possess and exhibit under 
great strain. Great Britain and the Empire have gained 
admiration in the minds of people all over the world 
and a deeper impression has been created of the solidar- 
ity of the sentiments that bind the Motherland, the 
Overseas Dominions, and the various colonies and pos- 
sessions, to each other and to the Throne, that great 
symbol of their strength, unity and loyalty. 

I would suggest that Grand Lodge at this com- 
munication take advantage of its first opportunity to 
pass a formal resolution implementing my message, 
hereinbefore referred to, assuring His Majesty King 
George VI and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of our 
allegiance, loyalty and support. 

Grand Lodge of Scotland 

The Grand Lodge of Scotland, to celebrate the 200th, 
Anniversary of its institution, decided on making St. 
Andrews Day, 30th November, 1936, an important 
occasion in its history. A request was made in 1935 
to His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, to accept 
the office of Grand Master Mason of this Grand Lodge, 
which request was graciously acquiesced in by him, and 
invitations were extended to Masonic bodies throughout 
the world to send representatives to the installation of 
His Royal Highness as Grand Master on St. Andrews 
Dav, 1936. Owing to the death of His Majesty George V 



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in January, 1936, His 'Royal Highness Prince of Wales 
(then King Edward VIII) expressed his desire to be re- 
leased from the acceptance of the high office. The sug- 
gestion was then made that His Royal Highness, the 
Duke of York, might be approached with the view of 
having him accept the office of Grand Master Mason of 
this Grand Lodge. This was done, and His Royal 
Highness the Duke of York assented to the request, and 
invitations were again issued for the installation that 
would take place on November 30th, 1936. His Royal 
Highness the Duke of York (now King George VI) was 
elected Grand Master Mason at the quarterly com- 
munication of the Grand Lodge of Scotland early in 
November 1936, and the installation took place under 
the constitution of that Grand Lodge on St. Andrews Day 
last. 

As Grand Master of your Grand Lodge, it was with 
great pleasure that it became my privilege to attend that 
function as your representative. Masons from all 
quarters of the globe (62 different bodies) were repre- 
sented there and were with their ladies the guests of the 
Grand Lodge of Scotland for the week beginning No- 
vember 28th, and ending December 4th. Very great 
provision was made by the Grand Lodge of Scotland for 
the entertainment and comfort of their guests. The 
first function was a dinner on Saturday evening, Novem- 
ber 28th, at the Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh, at which the 
Grand Master Mason, Sir Iain Colquhoun, presided, and 
at which many of the officers and Past Grand Master 
Masons of the Grand Lodge of Scotland attended with 
the guests. On Sunday, November 29th, divine service 
was held in St. Giles Cathedral, when that historic 
edifice was filled to overflowing with members of the 
Masonic Fraternity only. 

At 3.00 o'clock Monday, November 30th, the 
installation of His Royal Highness the Duke of 
York as Grand Master Mason took place m Usher 
Hall, the largest public hall in Edinburgh, 
when upwards of three thousand Masons assembled 
to witness the ceremony, which was possibly one of the 
most colorful and dignified ceremonies I have had the 
pleasure of witnessing. The installation ceremony was 



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performed by Grand Master Mason Sir Iain Colquhoun, 
assisted by his Grand Lodge Officers, and was a model of 
dignity, precision and rendition. His Royal Highness 
the Duke of York, after his installation, invested his 
officers with the regalia of their respective offices .md was 
then the recipient of an address of congratulation de- 
livered by Sir Iain Colquhoun, the retiring Grand Master 
Mason, to which address His Royal Highness made a 
suitable reply. It is fair to state that the ovation tend- 
ered to His Royal Highness on the completion of the 
installation, and on his rising to reply to the address of 
congratulation, was overwhelming and lasted for several 
minutes. That evening all visiting Masons, together 
with the Officers and Past Grand Masters of the Grand 
Lodge of Scotland, were individually presented to and 
graciously received by His Royal Highness. Then 
followed a banquet in the Dining Hall of Edinburgh 
Castle, at which His Royal Highness presided as Grand 
Master Mason This, needless to say, was a very brill- 
iant function. One toast only was received, that to 
"The King". Little did any of us think that in ten days' 
time His Royal Highness would be His Alajesty King 
George VI. 

it may lie interesting also to state that the Duchess 
of York (now Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth) was re- 
ceived by the women of Scotland on Tuesday, December 
1st, in Usher Hall. Over three thousand congregated for 
the purpose of witnessing the presentation to her by the 
Lord Provost of Edinburgh with the freedom of that 
ancient City and an address. Her Majesty Queen 
Elizabeth, who is a great favorite in her motherland, 
Scotland, received most graciously this presentation 
and made an equally gracious reply of acceptance 



On December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, the guests were 
treated to excursions from Edinburgh in different di- 
rections throughout the countryside, visiting many places 
of historical and literary interest. 

The great value of this celebration, not only to the 
guests but to the members of the Grand Lodge of Scot- 
land, consisted in the contacts made and exchange of 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 35 

views. It was really remarkable to find in the various 
conversations how tolerant brethren were of the differ- 
ent viewpoints of their respective localities. The spirit of 
Masonry prevailed. Each respected the other personally, 
and his views, and was prepared in all cases to engage in 
discussion of different matters, national and otherwise, 
in which there might be different ideas held, with .-. 
tolerance born of the full appreciation of the principles 
and aims of Masonry. Tiris great event was a wonderful 
gesture to all peoples of the world. Unrest existed in 
many countries among their own citizens as to 
the form of government and as to the social conditions 
prevailing. Jealousy and hatred were entertained a- 
mongst nations. War was in existence in one European 
country wherein other nations were interested and to 
some degree participating, and war was threatened 
between other nations and groups of nations. Yet in 
that world atmosphere it was most gratifying to find 
representatives of Masonic jurisdictions and lodges from 
all parts of the globe, owing allegiance to various rulers 
and governments and holding varied views on social and 
governmental affairs, meeting in peace, harmony and 
toleration, in the spirit of Masonic brotherhood, on the 
common ground of Masonic principle, and extending to 
each and all the hand of friendship, the word of brother- 
hood and confidence. One was inclined to wish heartilv 
that the world's greatest court of conciliation, The League 
of Nations, had as its members such men as graced 
Edinburgh with their presence on this historic occasion, 
working determinedly in harmony to exemplify peace to 
the world, and exterminating jealousy, hatred, envy, 
cruelty and fear from their conversations and deliber- 
ations. 



Grand Secretary 

Since our last Communication our Grand Lodge 
has suffered a great loss in the death of our beloved 
Grand Secretary, R. W. Bi other William McGregor 
Logan. It was very apparent to all of us in July last 
when we met in Toronto that Brother Logan was 
suffering greatly, in fact, was a very sick man. He had 
been advised by his physicians before the 1936 Com- 



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munication that he should go into the hospital for 
examination and treatment. He refused to quit his 
post until he had met Grand Lodge and finished his 
work for the year. This he did. After Gtand Lodge 
meeting he went to his home and to his bed. There he 
prepared all the material for the Report of 1936 Grand 
Lodge proceedings, had them printed, proof read and 
distributed. He informed me that this woik of getting 
out the Grand Lodge Report was done in less time in 
July and August 1936, than in any former year. His 
heart was in the work. He was determined that he 
would perform his duty in full. Only then did he con- 
sent to go to the hospital, where he was detained for a 
short period and released to go again to his home. He 
suffered great pain, but bore up hopefully and patiently, 
believing for many weeks that he would regain former 
strength and vigor. He wished to get better and again 
enjoy the work of the office which he held and so effic- 
iently filled for nineteen years. In a letter I received 
from him, just before I left to attend the Installation 
Ceremonies in the Grand Lodge of Scotland, he expressed 
his extreme regrets that he was unable to join me in 
acceptance of that invitation and that he would have 
enjoyed it so much. Again on my return he expressed 
his sorrow that he had not been able to be with me in 
Scotland or on any of my various visitations throughout 
Ontario and the other Grand Jurisdictions, but, as he 
said, fate had decreed otherwise. Brother Logan brought 
to the office of the Grand Secretary great natural ability, 
a highly cultivated mind, and valuable experience as an 
educator In the field of Masonry he had made con- 
stant advances in its study and in its ranks. He showed 
the same zeal in his office as Grand Secretary as he had 
shown in his professional life as a teacher. Being a good 
conversationalist, deferential as a listener, courteous in 
discussions, and possessed of a quiet yet infectioushumour, 
he made a model companion. He was regarded as one 
of the Great Masonic Grand Secretaries of the world, and 
was a most helpful counsellor and advisor. Only those 
who have been privileged to occupy the offices of Grand 
Master or Deputy Grand Master know fully his worth to 
them and to our Order. He executed the duties of his 
office, with the kindly and faithful help of his staff, until 
the last. Many times during his long and painful illness 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 37 

I considered the advisability of relieving him from part 
or all of the strain of office by appointing someone as 
Acting Grand Secretary, but hearing from him almost 
daily on one matter or another and observingthe keenness 
with which he grappled with all questions submitted, and 
the apparent satisfaction he obtained in discussing and 
advising on them, I refrained from even suggesting help 
to him. I had a deep set feeling that if I undertook to 
appoint an Acting Grand Secretary or even suggested it, 
he would have been broken hearted. The knowledge that 
he was able to consider all correspondence received by his 
office and direct replies, and give advice in respect thereto, 
kept him up. It enabled him to draw his mind away from 
his physical suffering. He appreciated to the full what was 
done for him. I am pleased that I did not appoint an 
Acting Grand Secretary, and that he died, as it were, "in 
harness". That was what he wished. Great was the 
sorrow expressed in every part of our jurisdiction. Many 
were the letters received from other Grand Jurisdictions 
extending regrets at his passing and sympathy with us 
in our loss. He died as he had lived, true to the faith 
he had in the Divine Creator and His revealed word, and 
in the principles of out Order. 



Our sympathy goes out to Mrs. Logan and Miss 
Logan, who were with him continuously in his suffering 
and extended to him that kindly care and attention that 
only a loving wife and daughter could give, and to the 
sons whom he loved and for whom he had done so much 
for their future welfare. 



On his death I had the important duty to perform, 
that of appointing an Acting Grand Secretary, who 
would carry on until Grand Lodge would elect some 
brother permanently to that office. I gave the matter 
very careful consideration, and appointed R. W. Bro. 
Ewart Gladstone Dixon of Hamilton . Bro. Dixon has given 
the office careful and studious attention. I made no 
arrangements with him for compensation and leave that 
to be dealt with by Grand Lodge, and trust that his 
generous services will be favorably and adequately 
considered. 



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Flood Sufferers 

Early in the year 1937 due to thaws and heavy 
rains the rivers in the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys 
overflowed their banks, causing great loss of life, damage 
to property and distress. The American Red Cross 
Society made an appeal for contributions to assist in 
relieving those who had suffered. I recommended that 
a grant of one thousand dollars be made for the relief 
of these sufferers. The cheque was drawn on our general 
funds and forwarded to the Canadian Red Cross Society to 
be forwarded to the American Red Cross Society to be 
used as the American Society deemed best. We received 
a very appreciative acknowledgement and thanks for 
the assistance thus given. Later on our own Province 
suffered from a similar visitation of nature in the south 
western counties. I again recommended a grant of one 
thousand dollars to be forwarded to the Canadian Red 
Cross Society who had made an appeal to the Canadian 
public for a quarter million dollars. This cheque was 
forwarded to the Canadian Society and was most 
gratefully acknowledged. I deemed it better to have this 
contribution sent to the Red Cross Society to form a part 
of the General Fund being raised for the relief of all those 
who had suffered rather than to try to confine it to those 
of our own Order who had been among the unfortunate. 

We, in our teachings, charge our brethren so to act 
and live that the world at large (not Masons only) may 
know that our hearts are expanded by benevolence. 
Very fortunately our order in this Province is in such a 
financial condition as not only enabled us to make this 
grant, but justified us in so doing. 

In donating these amounts as above I had in mind 
also that the Red Cross Societies, having undertaken 
the investigation as to the need of relief, and the dis- 
tribution of the funds contributed for such purpose, 
were less likely to allow waste of any of the funds, and 
would prevent unnecessary over-lapping or duplication 
of effort to relieve. 

I respectively ask your approval of the action of 
your executive officers in both these cases. 



OTTAWA. ONTARIO, 1937 39 



Lotteries 

In our Grand Jurisdiction as well as, in many of the 
Masonic Grand Jurisdictions in the United States, very 
decided opposition has been shown to and against 
lotteries, and against brethren participating in them. One 
of the most recent to take drastic action is the Grand 
Lodge of New York, where the Grand Master in 1936 
issued an edict declaring it to be a Masonic offence for a 
Mason to engage in any lottery or gambling scheme of 
chance, and that such brother, whether a member only 
of Craft Masonry or of those other orders affiliated with 
Masonry wherein membership in Craft Masonry is a pre- 
requisite to membership in the affiliated order, would be 
subject to such penalties as may be prescribed by Grand 
Lodge. In our own jurisdiction two or three requests 
were made to me to grant permission to the instituting 
and carrying on of schemes of chance by Masonic bodies 
for charitable and other Masonic purposes. These re- 
quests I unhesitatingly refused. Our Jurisdiction, how- 
ever, has not been immune from such schemes being 
instituted and operated without approval. Complaints 
brought these cases to my attention and on investigation 
it was found that they had made considerable progress, 
and damage to our good name had been done. I ex- 
pressed my disapproval and I believe the operations 
ceased. I found, however, that I was greatly handicapped 
in not being invested with authority to take any con- 
crete action. Our constitution and approved rulings 
of Grand Masters have not in any way declared gambling, 
lotteries and games of chance to be Masonic offences. 
Several of my predecessors in the office of Grand Master 
have expressed their disapproval of such practices, 
but no steps have been taken by Grand Lodge to im- 
plement these expressions of disapproval by placing in 
our Constitution some provisions against these practices. 
Many of the Grand Jurisdictions in the United States 
have vested power in their Grand Masters to deal ef- 
fectively when such offensive acts are resorted to for 
some Masonic purpose. Gambling and lotteries are 
contrary to our law. As Masons we are charged with the 
duty of respecting and upholding the law of our own 
country and that of the country which affords us pro- 
tection wherever we mav be. All Masons, whether only 



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Craft Masons, or members of orders affiliated with our 
Grand Lodge are subject to our constitution and laws. 
I trust that this reference in my address to you may be 
heeded by those who have participated or engaged in 
lotteries, gambling and games of chance, and especially 
those operating allegedly for Masonic purposes, and 
that they will in future refrain from such participation 
for the good name of Freemasonry. If, however, it is 
found that these practices continue, I feel that Grand 
Lodge in its own interests, in the upholding of its 
principles, should legislate by making the participation 
in these practices Masonic offences and prescribing the 
penalties for the infraction thereof. 

Constituent Lodges 
Building Obligations 

Throughout the Jurisdiction I find that a number 
of Lodges, and groups of Lodges had, in prosperous days 
when everyone was moved to look on business and 
economic conditions rather optimistically, entered into 
extensive building operations to provide for themselves 
lodge rooms and Masonic temples. Heavy obligations 
were incurred, incumbrances were placed against these 
properties, calling for payment of interest at heavy rates 
and for instalments in reduction of the principal of these 
obligations. 

The depression came and Masonry was affected almost 
as greatly as those engaged in business and industry. 
Many of our brethren were greatly reduced in earning 
power through absence of employment and slowing 
down of business and were unable to meet dues or make 
contributions for Masonic purposes. These debts over- 
hanging Masonic bodies have had a very serious effect, 
and with great difficulty some of the lodges, or groups, 
have been able to hold their lodge buildings and premises, 
and in their distress have looked to Grand Lodge for 
material financial assistance. I find that among the 
lodges in sister jurisdictions in Canada and United 
States similar conditions exist, and a great deal of 
discussion has taken place as to the advisability of Grand 
Lodges taking to themselves a supervisory power over 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 41 

constituent lodges in incurring heavy obligations for 
buildings or equipment. Some Grand Lodges even find 
themselves in very considerable difficulty and have 
shown no greater care and caution than constituent 
lodges have taken. However, our Grand Lodge has 
always pursued a different policy and has refrained from 
entering into any obligation of that character, trusting 
that the future growth of our order and consequent in- 
crease in our invested funds would justify us in entering 
into such obligations, with means at our command that 
would meet such indebtedness in full. Our Grand Lodge, 
having no indebtedness and having exercised great care 
in the investment of its funds, is in a happy position to 
give advisory assistance to constituent lodges in financial 
matters if requested. If it would be thought advisable 
to legislate to give Grand Lodge supervisory powers over 
constituent lodges in the foregoing respect, I feel that our 
Grand Lodge is in a position to look impartially and 
disinterestedly on such building propositions, and to 
take a broader and safer view of the problem, than those 
cf the constituent lodge who may be and frequently are 
moved rather by enthusiasm than a carefully considered 
judgment. Constituent lodges should feel at all times 
that in financial matters they must stand or fall as a 
result of their own effort, and not to look to Grand Lodge 
for assistance. Grand Lodge has its own financial prob- 
lems and should not be involved in the financial problems 
of its constituent lodges. Although Grand Lodge uses 
a great portion of its income in the distribution of ben- 
evolence, it must not be forgotten that Masonry in reality 
is a principle or philosophy of living, is a great moral 
institution, rather than a financial concern or a society 
primarily formed for the extending of material assist- 
ance to the unfortunate, needy or distressed. 



Masonic Board of Relief: 

Last year I commented on the very valuable work 
done by Masonic Boards of Relief throughout the Prov- 
ince. I continue in my belief that where there are two or 
more lodges located in any Masonic centre, a Masonic 
Board of Relief should be formed and should operate. 
The Toronto Masonic Board of Relief formed by the 
seventy-eight lodges within the City of Toronto has for 



42 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

many years served the Masonic Fraternity most faith- 
fully and efficiently, both in the City and elsewhere. 
Toronto, like any other big city, attracts Masons from all 
quarters, from the standpoint of residence, employment, 
education, religious advantages, sickness and even relief. 
This Board has placed itself in close contact with all the 
constituent lodges of this Grand Jurisdiction, and with 
many other Grand Jurisdictions, offering its services in 
the nature of an agency for those lodges and jurisdictions 
to attend to Masonic inquiries, visitations and other 
duties arising out of and incidental to Masonry. One 
has only to read its reports regularly prepared and issued 
by its most painstaking President and Secretary, to 
become acquainted with the nature and value of the work 
done. Last year I also commented on the advisability 
of all lodges in this jurisdiction making an inquiry among 
their respective memberships as to the number, if any, 
unemployed, their usual occupations and circumstances, 
with the view of making a concerted and planned effort 
to find employment for those of our membership who are 
so unfortunate as to be out of work and suffering hard- 
ship on that account. I also directed the District Deputy 
Grand Masters to make a survey in their districts to ascer- 
tain how many of our brethren were in need of assistance. 
I felt then, and do yet, that our fraternity should, as far 
as possible, endeavour to find employment for those 
out of work in our fraternity, among those of our brethren 
more fortunately placed. I have received many reports, 
and they indicate that except in populous centres, such 
as our large cities, employment was and is being found 
by our brethren in a greater degree than in the former 
year. This so far is gratifying. However, in larger places 
I find that very considerable unemployment still exists 
among our brethren. I also find on enquiring in other 
Grand Jurisdictions somewhat similar conditions pre- 
vail, and in several of these jurisdictions concrete action 
has been taken to meet the situation, and not leave 
brethren of the Order dependent on state or municipal 
assistance. Unemployment Bureaus or Registration 
Offices have been set up in connection with Masonic 
Boards of Relief, and are working advantageously. 



The Toronto Lodges under the lead of The Board of 
Relief have taken up this matter very energetically. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 43 

A large number of unemployed brethren have registered 
with this Board leaving full information as to their 
capabilities and circumstances. Many brethren in- 
terested in business and industry have also contacted the 
Board and have opened their employment rolls to those 
registered with the Boards. Success has attended the 
effort and the work in this regard has not been restricted 
to the City. I have made a full inquiry into the work 
done, the success accomplished, the extra burden imposed 
on that office, and feel that Grand Lodge should lend not 
only its approval, but financial encouragement to the 
Toronto Masonic Board of Relief for the broad activities 
it has so generously assumed in the interest of Masonry 
generally. I am, therefore, recommending that favorable 
consideration be given to this work and to the encourage- 
ment which I have herein suggested, and that a grant of 
$500.00 be made this year to assist the Board in the work 
it is doing for the benefit of lodges and brethren through- 
out the Province, and elsewhere, as well as for the large 
Masonic population of Toronto itself. We are, I am 
afraid, too frequently engrossed with our own individual 
affairs, to really remember the brother who is sick or in 
sorrow, or the brother in financial distress. Sympathy, 
kindliness and brotherly love are of the fundamentals of 
Masonry, and the exercise of these virtues marks us as 
true Freemasons. Let us assist an agency where mem- 
bers are actively trying to help those of our brethren who 
are in need of material assistance and sympathy. 



Motions 

At this Communication of Grand Lodge you will be 
asked to consider amendments to the Constitution 
to cover some needed changes. You have been supplied 
with Notices of Motion covering two of them, the first relat- 
ing to the dues payable by constituent lodges to Grand 
Lodge and the procedure to be folio wed on default . The ben- 
evolent work of Grand Lodge now requires each year 
more than is received in dues from the constituent lodges. 
Any diminution in these dues immediately affects the 
work of your Committee on Benevolence. Promptness 
in the payment of these dues to Grand Lodge assists your 
Committees and your Board of General Purposes in the 



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compiling of their estimates of receipts and expenditures 
and to determine what amount is available for benevolent 
work. The second one relates to the restoration to 
membership of a brother suspended for non payment of 
dues, leaving it in the discretion of the lodge as to what 
sum on account of arrears of dues may be accepted to 
relieve such suspension. This is a move in the right 
direction, leaving the lodge free to extend benevolent 
action to a brother who may be unable to pay arrears 
in full and who is worthy and deserving of generous and 
benevolent treatment. 



At last Communication of Grand Lodge a motion 
was passed authorizing me to appoint a Committee to 
consider the advisability of revising the agenda of Grand 
Lodge in so far as it relates to the election of Grand 
Lodge officers. I appointed this Committee with M. W 
Bro. Herrington as chairman. This matter was con- 
sidered at some length and the Committee's report will 
be presented to you for your consideration. Another 
motion passed by Grand Lodge in 1936 authorized me to 
appoint a special Committee to consider the provisions 
of the Constitution relating to demitted and suspended 
members to have these two classes dealt with, on what 
would appear to be a more equitable basis, and further 
to consider various portions of the Masonic Rituals with 
the view to making modifications in the same. I referred 
this matter also to M. W. Bro. Herrington's Committee 
by whom it was fully considered, and a report will be 
presented to you for consideration. 

In my visitations throughout the Province, I was 
impressed strongly with the feeling that in the Eastern 
and Northern Districts of our Jurisdiction, our members 
would feel very greatly encouraged if they were placed 
in such a position that they could elect from their mem- 
bers, representatives on the Board of General Purposes, 
instead of having to rely on the Grand Master's good will 
in making appointments to the Board from those portions 
of the Province. The Deputy Grand Master, R. W. Bro. 
Dunlop, at my request has given this matter very care- 
ful study and will present to the Board of General 
Purposes and Grand Lodge an outline of his study and 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 45 

recommendations. I earnestly hope you may receive 
and consider them favorably. It will mean the election 
of members of the Board of General Purposes by zones 
instead of at large over the whole Jurisdiction, making 
it possible for each zone or part of the Jurisdiction to be 
directly represented on the Board by members chosen 
from the local zone. 

We have one office in Grand Lodge to which no 
duty has been assigned, I refer to that of Grand Registrar. 
It is an empty title, giving to the brother elected to that 
office the rank of Right Worshipful and entitling him 
to a seat on the Board of General Purposes. I feel that 
some duties should be assigned to the holder of the office, 
otherwise it would be advisable to eliminate it from the 
list of officers. I hope that Grand Lodge at some time 
in the near future may deal with it to remove what appears 
to be a farcical office and honor. 



Very Worshipful Bro. W. S. Dalby, whom I appointed 
as a Grand Steward in July, 1936, died during this 
Masonic year. He was a past master and a very valu- 
able member of York Lodge, Toronto. To fill this 
vacancy and as an evidence of my regard for this 
old Lodge, I appointed W. Bro. H. H. Ball, the 
oldest living past master of York Lodge in point 
of seniority to fill out the year 1936 and 1937, and 
he is so serving. As the Constitution requires a full year's 
service in any Grand Lodge office to entitle the brother 
to past rank of the office, I recommend that a motion 
be passed by Grand Lodge extending past rank as a 
Grand Steward to W. Bro. Ball notwithstanding that 
he shall not at this date have served a full year as Grand 
Steward. 



Saugeen Lodge No. 197 Walkerton suffered a great 
loss this year in the death of W. Bro. William Hyndman, 
its Worshipful Master. The Lodge, to fill the vacancy, 
elected an old, efficient and very active member of the 
Lodge, Bro. William Alexander Clark, as Master for the 
balance of the year 1937. Bro. Clark has long been 
eligible for advancement to this office, but has refused 
the honor on account of business demands on him. He 



46 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

has, however, been a real power in this lodge and his 
services have been fully appreciated. The members at 
this time feel that they have an opportunity to extend 
the honor to him and have unanimously elected him to 
fill out the year of office made vacant by the sad and 
untimely death of W. Bro. Hyndman. I ask you, there- 
fore, to pass a motion granting Bro. Clark the rank of 
Past Master on his completing the year 1937 as Worship- 
ful Master of Saugeen Lodge, notwithstanding that the 
provisions of the Constitution require a full year's service 
in the office of Master of the lodge to entitle him to past 
rank of that office. 



Anonymous Communications 

During this last year an anonymous letter was sent 
to many of the members of the Board of General Purposes 
complaining of certain matters affecting the adminis- 
tration of Grand Lodge. Such communications always 
carry a sting with them and leave unpleasant feelings with 
those who receive them or with those who may be meanly 
criticised by them. Only a coward, or putting it a little 
more mildly, only one who lacks the courage of his 
convictions (if the statements in such letters may be 
called convictions) will stoop or resort to such underhand 
unmanly and unfair methods of making an objection 
or offering a criticism. Most persons on receiving such 
letters consign them to the flames that no other person 
may be troubled with seeing or reading them. I would 
not mention this incident had such a letter been received 
by any one person only, but it was sent to several and 
created a very unpleasant sensation. The writer of the 
letter is evidently a Mason with somewhat intimate 
acquaintance with the affairs of Grand Lodge, and I am 
surprised that one of our Order, who has been privileged 
to know the details of official and financial matters of 
Grand Lodge, has so far lost his sense of self respect, 
his manhood, and forgotten so completely his obligation 
of fidelity, as to write a scurrilous letter about a brother 
Maso,n or our Order, and be so weak, spineless and un- 
worthy as to write and mail it unsigned. It is serpentine 
in its nature. I hope the writer of that letter may read 
this, and cause him to repent his unmasonic and con- 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 47 

temptible conduct. To those brethren who received the 
communication referred to, I would say destroy it if 
you have not already done so. If there is anything in that 
letter that should be discussed let it be brought forward 
properly, without reference to this anonymous epistle, 
and have it considered in the open, sponsored by a bro- 
ther who is courageous and conscientious and despises 
methods of anonymity. 

Other Visitations 

I have made a number of visits to other lodges and 
districts in our own jurisdiction, and a few outside 
Ontario, since July last. 

On all these occasions I have experienced great 
pleasure in conveying the kindliest greetings of this 
Grand Lodge, and messages of good- will. In this 
connection I wish to express to the brethren of this 
Grand Jurisdiction my deep appreciation of the 
uniform kindness, courtesy and assistance given me 
everywhere I went. The feeling of loyalty, respect and 
affection for our Grand Lodge and your Grand Master 
was evident on all occasions and was most gratifying 
and inspiring. These visitations entailed many long 
journeys by railway and motor and involved considerable 
absence from home and business, but the pleasure de- 
rived from the receptions extended to me, supplied the 
urge to give to them the best I could to encourage Ma- 
sonic work and study. I received many beautiful 
material reminders of the interesting contacts made and 
hours spent in the company of my brethren in various 
parts of the Province. It may be of interest to the breth- 
ren to know what visits have been made by me during 
this my last official year, and I therefore take the liberty 
of enumerating them: 

September 25th — Zetland Lodge, Toronto, Canadian 
Night. 

28th — Spruce Falls Lodge, Kapuskasing, Re- 
ception. 

29th — Cochrane Lodge, Cochrane, Luncheon. 



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29th — Abitibi Lodge, Iroquois Falls, Recep- 
tion. 
30th — Golden Beaver Lodge, Timmins, 

Luncheon. 
30th — Doric Lodge, Kirkland Lake, Recep- 
tion. 
October 1st — Englehart Lodge, Englehart, Luncheon 
1st — Haileybury Lodge, Haileybury, Re- 
ception. 
4th — St. Paul's Anglican Church — Toronto, 
Divine Service for Toronto Districts. 
8th— Four Toronto Districts, D.D.G.M. 
Conference & Dinner. 
13th — Grand River Lodge, Kitchener, 75th. 

Anniversary. 
14th — Malahide Lodge, Aylmer, St. Thomas, 

District Reception. 
16th — Tuscan Lodge, Toronto, Canadian 

Night. 
21st — St. Andrews Lodge, Toronto, Parlia- 
mentary Night. 
23rd — Ontario District, Newcastle, Recep- 
tion. 
27th — Acacia Lodge, Hamilton, Grand Lodge 

Night. 
30th— Toronto District "B", at Markham, 
Reception. 
November 1st — St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Bath- 
urst St., Toronto. 

Divine Service, Grand Chaplain's 
Church. 
3rd — Stanley Lodge, Toronto, my mother 

Lodge, Reception. 
9th — Prince Edward District, Stirling, Re- 
ception. 
30th — Grand Lodge of Scotland, Edinburgh, 
Installation. 
December 2nd — Canongate Kilwinning Lodge, Edin- 
burgh, Reception. 

1937 

January 5th — Stanley Lodge, Toronto, Installation 
for 30th time. 
28th — Eglinton Temple Lodges, Toronto, 
Reception. 



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-Grand Lodge of Quebec, Montreal. 

-Kilwinning Lodge, Toronto, Scottish 
Night. 

-Chisholm Ave. and Gerrard St. Temple, 
Toronto, Reception. 

—Toronto Lodge of Perfection, Recep- 
tion. 

-College St. Temple, Toronto, Recep- 
tion. 

-Hamilton Districts, Reception. 

-District "C" Toronto, at Bradford, 
Reception. 

-Parkdale Temple, Toronto, Reception. 

-University Lodge, Toronto, Receiving 
Life Membership. 

-Niagara District B, St. Catharines, 
Reception. 

-Frontenac District, Kingston, Re- 
ception. 

-River Park Lodge, Streets ville, 60th 
Anniversary. 

-Brant District, Brantford, Reception. 

-Wellington District, Gait, Reception. 

-Peterborough District, Peterborough, 
Reception. 

-Wilson District, Woodstock, Recep- 
tion. 

-Eastern District, Cornwall, Reception. 

-General Mercer Lodge, Toronto, 
Reception. First Master of this Lodge. 

-Golden Beaver Lodge, Timmins, Re- 
ception. 

-St. Georges Lodge, Toronto, Birthday 
Meeting. 

-Kingsway Lodge, Lambton Mills, Golf 
and Dinner. 

-Sarnia District, Petrolia, Reception. 



Subversive Activities : 



Freemasonry in Canada and in countries where the 
English language is spoken is very different from those 
organizations bearing the name of Freemason in the 
continental countries of Europe. Here it is a brotherhood 



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or fraternity of fellowship and benevolence, free from 
political or religious entanglements. Freemasonry has 
flourished in English speaking lands because their people 
enjoy freedom of worship, freedom of speech and freedom 
of action always having due regard to the rights and 
privileges of others. Where Freemasonry has not 
flourished or has been prohibited we find an absence of 
that freedom and liberty, and, in lieu thereof, there exists 
autocracy in one form or another. Our Constitution, 
Ancient Charges, Regulations and Ceremonies are based 
on the great fundamental, the belief in God, to whom 
we are urged to look, at all times for comfort and support. 
Further, we are enjoined to be good true moral men, 
peaceful citizens, paying proper respect to our country's 
laws and those we have placed in authority. We are to 
promote the general good of society by cultivating social 
virtues, and propagating the knowledge of the great 
principlesof our Order, Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. 
Broadly speaking, these are the foundations and aims of 
our Order. Freemasonry implies democracy and that the 
will of the people must prevail, not autocracy where 
dictatorship exists and the will of the individual is 
subordinated. In those countries, where dicators rule, 
Masonry cannot exist and much less can it flourish. 
There is an absence of that free atmosphere which 
Freemasonry requires and which does exist in this 
favored land of ours and in the other English speaking 
countries. Activities subversive of freedom and de- 
mocracy, such as communism, fascism, nazism, do not 
accord with our ideas of liberty and security. A large 
part of the world is now ruled by dictators under one form 
or another of autocracy. On every side, even in demo- 
cratic countries, it looks as if Masonry and civilization 
itself are being challenged by these issues and are facing 
a crisis. Unrest and uprisings against law and order 
are showing themselves in too many places and too 
frequently to justify us in being in any degree complacent 
or feeling secure . We do not know what can or will happen 
here or elsewhere, so long as we find disrespect for law, ord- 
er and authority, as shown in various parts of the world 
to-day. The present seems to be the winter-time of 
libertv. Restriction of the freedom of the individual, 
and concentration of authority and power autocratically 
in the state are taking place. We need only look at 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 51 

what has taken place in Russia, Germany and Italy 
and what is taking place in Spain. Masonry, which is my 
immediate concern in this address, has been prohibited 
or banned as Masonry, in all these countries where 
Freedom or liberty as you and I know and enjoy it, is 
being denied to the individual citizen. In Russia, under 
the Czars, liberty of the individual was unknown, and 
when it dawned for a short time under Kerensky it was 
crushed out by the ruthlessness of the Revolution of 
Lenin and later of Stalin. Atheism was taught. Belief 
in God was denied. Churches were destroyed. Teaching 
of religion in any form was prohibited to any person 
under the age of eighteen. There Masonry is prohibited 
and does not exist. 

In Italy, where liberty was fought for and won by 
Garibaldi and Mazzini (both Masons) in the latter part 
of the nineteenth century, discontent followed the 
Great War of 1914-1918. Communism spread through- 
out the country. Industrial troubles and strikes were 
the rule rather than the exception. Distress and hard- 
ship prevailed among the people. Chaos existed and a 
state of anarchy threatened. Those in authority failed 
to restore order or security. It was in this condition that 
Mussolini, a Socialist, deeply read in Socialistic theories 
and conceiving the idea of a totalitarian state in Italy, 
formed the organization of Fascists to do battle for his 
beliefs. In 1910 at the Socialists' Party Congress in Milan, 
Mussolini asked for the expulsion of Freemasons from 
the Party, asserting that Freemasonry held the directing 
staff of labor, and also held capital in its hand, that the 
official Social Party was working hand in hand with 
Freemasons, and that only one thing could help them, 
namely, revolution. This followed step by step until 
in 1922 the King called on him to form a Ministry. One 
of his first acts, when he gained power, was to prohibit 
Freemasonry in Italy because it stood for freedom. It 
was, as in other Continental countries, political in its 
make-up and in its practices and furnished him in his 
political advancement with an open excuse to crush Free- 
masonry in Italy. 

In Germany, Masonry, as known on the Continent 
of Europe, had flourished for generations, and several 



52 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Grand Lodges existed. After the war 1914-1918 the 
country suffered greatly from the devastating effects of 
that war on its economic condition. The republic, 
formed on the downfall of monarchy, did not survive for 
many years. The German people were not ready for 
that liberty and preferred to be ruled rather than rule. 
Hitler, rising from obscurity, almost fanatical in his 
socialistic beliefs, took advantage of the distress and 
discontent existing, organized the Nazis, with which the 
people gladly became affiliated, throwing over whatever 
liberty and freedom they had. Hitler fanned their dis- 
content by appealing to them as being a race of supermen, 
marked out by Providence for leadership, and by rousing 
their prejudices against the Jewish people in the country. 
In religious matters he not only was antagonistic to the 
Jew, which he showed by wholesale persecution, and bv 
eliminating from the Bible the Old Testament writings, 
but had the New Testament re-written to satisfy his 
religious tenets, thus antagonizing the Christians. With 
Nazi strength behind him he seized power, established a 
Government of the most autocratic character, dissolved 
all Masonic Grand Lodges, permitting them to reorganize 
not as Masons but as Nationalists, and prohibiting there- 
from the words "Lodge, Mason and Freemasonry." 
Hence, to-day there is no Masonry in Germany. 

In Spain we find a cruel barbarous civil war being 
carried on between the two factions of the Spanish people, 
the Loyalists, and the Insurgents. The Loyalists, who are 
in possession of the Government of Spain, are socialistic 
holding views similar to those of Russia. The Insurgents, 
being largely the old Monarchist party, entertain ideas 
similar to what prevails in Germany and Italy. The 
ideals are diametrically opposed to each other. The 
Loyalists dethroned their King, formed a Republic, and 
are in power, such as it is. That Government is hostile 
to Freemasonry, which, in Spain, as in other European 
Continental countries, is political. A few years ago it 
legislated to prohibit its armed forces from belonging to 
any political organization, and, in 1935 it legislated more 
specifically by further depriving the armed forces be- 
longing to the Masonic Order. Masonry is thus dis- 
couraged in Spain, and is strangled at any and every 
turn. The Church, owing allegiance to the Vatican, is 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 53 

also very antagonistic. The so-called fight for Liberty 
in Spain means nothing as far as Freemasonry is con- 
cerned, for if the Loyalists win, Freemasonry, already 
strangled, will be banned as in Russia, and if the In- 
surgents win it will be abolished as in Italy and Germany. 

Brethren, in viewing the fate of Freemasonry in those 
countries we see the disastrous results of the abolition 
of individual freedom and the crushing out of religious 
thought and worship. And yet I am not bereft of all 
optimism. I believe the world is better to-day than it 
ever was, and with orderly and intelligent guidance it 
will go forward to higher attainments in human happiness. 
Selfishness and ignorance are responsible for the discon- 
tent which exists. An attentive ear and a delicate ap- 
proach to the woes of the world will do much to encourage 
those who suffer, to believe they can look to such as us 
of the Masonic Order for leadership and not to those who 
are leaders in antagonism to Masonry. The important 
work ahead of us is to correct the abuses of our civiliz- 
ation by orderly processes. We have little to fear from 
the people if we show our sympathy with them in their 
desire to remove abuses from which they suffer. Dic- 
tatorship or any system that has for its tendency or its 
purpose the restriction of the individual is not the means 
of correction. Dictators in all ages have sought to fasten 
upon their people chains of slavery. Freemasonry 
stressing human brotherhood and the Fatherhood of God 
inspires man to desire to be free. Dictators and tyrants 
have always opposed Freemasonry because its member- 
ship have usually been found on the side of right, fighting 
for freedom of worship, thought, speech and action. I 
have referred to this present age as the winter-time of 
liberty, but I am sanguine the spring-time will follow. 
Dictators and autocracy have toppled and fallen in the 
past. Communism, fascism and nazism are fevers and 
will pass away. Liberty, and faith in God, will bloom 
again and those new and subversive thoughts and ac- 
tivities shall be forgotten. Every man carries within 
himself a spark of divine fire. Nothing can quench it. It 
will flash again, and the dismal ghastly time in which we 
are living, shall be looked back upon with amazement, 
when once again the Spirit of God touches the better 
parts of our own nature in Lodge, in Church, in all 



oi GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

phases of our life, and brings back and makes effective 
those truths, which if ever they were true, are true 
forever. 

A. J. ANDERSON, 

Grand Master. 



At the conclusion of the Grand Master's address 
it was moved by R. W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, seconded by 
M.W. Bro. Frank A. Copus, and carried: That the Grand 
Master appoint a committee to consider and report on 
his address. 

The Grand Master appointed to this committee all 
Past Grand Masters in attendance at Grand Lodge. 



APPENDIX 

Dedications 

The following lodge rooms have been dedicated: — 
King George V. Lodge No. 498, Coboconk, on Tuesday, 

October 20th, 1936, by R.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, 

D.G.M. 

"*• 
Xenophon Lodge No. 448, Wheatley, on Thursday, June 

17th, 1937, by R.W. Bro. E. T. Howe, P.D.D.G.M. 

CORNER STONE 

The Corner Stone of the Parish Hall, St. George's 
Anglican Church, St Catharines, was laid with Masonic 
Ceremony by Rt . Rev. W. L. Broughall, Bishop of 
Niagara, on Saturday, October 31, 1936. 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

On the recommendation of the Grand Masters 
concerned, Commissions were issued to the following 
brethren to act as Grand Representatives of this Grand 
Lodge near their respective Grand Lodges: — 

Nebraska Edward F. Carter Omaha 

New Mexico Arthur C. Culver. Albuquerque 

New York Dana B. Hellings Buffalo 




Right Worshipful Brother 

William McGregor Logan 

Grand Secretary, 1918-1937 
Died April 1st, 1937 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 55 

RESOLUTION OF LOYALTY 

On the motion of M.W. Bro. W. H. Wardrope, 
seconded by M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington the following 
resolution was carried unanimously: 

To the King's Most Excellent Majesty: — 

May it please Your Majesty: 

The Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of 
Ontario in annual communication assembled, extends to 
His Majesty King George VI its sincere expression of 
loyalty and affection and its earnest prayer that His 
Majesty and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth may be long 
spared to occupy their exalted positions over the Com- 
monwealth of Nations which owe them an unqualified 
allegiance. 

RESOLUTION— W. M. Logan 

Moved by M.W. Bro. Dargavel, seconded by M.W. 
Bro. Copus, that this Grand Lodge of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario express its appreciation of the in- 
valuable services rendered, over a period of more than 
eighteen years, by the late Grand Secretary, R. W. Bro. 
W. M. Logan. At this Annual Communication we miss 
him greatly and we shall continue to miss him as the 
years go on. He always brought to our Annual Com- 
munications an atmosphere of cordialty, goodwill, and 
efficiency. Every member knew him and to every one 
of us he was a sincere friend. He never wavered in his 
loyalty to the Craft. R.W. Bro. W. M. Logan was a 
man of vision and what the Craft in this Province owes 
to him, to his wise guidance, to his good common sense, 
we shall never know. The routine work of his office he 
carried out unostentatiously but most effectively. On 
many occasions he represented this Grand Lodge at the 
Communications of other Grand Lodges and he was a 
representative of whom any organization might well be 
proud. His addresses were models of conciseness, of 
sincerity, and of real power. We shall not see his like 
again. He passed to the Grand Lodge Above on April 
1st, 1937. An ideal Mason has passed to his long home 
but his influence remains and shall remain indelibly 
imprinted on this Grand Lodge. 



56 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RESOLUTION— 200th Anniversary 

It was moved by M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington, 
seconded by RAY. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, and unanimously 
carried that : — 

This Grand Lodge having learned that the Grand 
Lodge of Nova Scotia is maturing plans for the celebrat- 
ion in 1938 of the two hundredth anniversary of the 
organization of the first Masonic Lodge on Canadian 
soil and has extended invitations to the Grand Lodges 
of England, Scotland and Ireland and the Grand Lodges 
of the United States and Canada to send delegates from 
their respective jurisdictions to co-operate with the Grand 
Lodge of Nova Scotia in its worthy undertaking, there- 
fore be it resolved that this Grand Lodge do accept this 
cordial invitation of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia 
and do send a representative delegation to be named by 
the Grand Master to this celebration. Be it further 
resolved that this Grand Lodge do, through its Grand 
Secretary, invite the delegates from the Grand Lodges of 
England, Scotland and Ireland to visit the Annual 
Communication of this Grand Lodge in 1938. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD ON FRATERNAL 
RELATIONS 

The report of the Board on Fraternal Relations was 
presented by MAY. Bro. W. N. Ponton as follows: 

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

Your Committee recommends that this Grand Lodge 
negotiate through the proper channel for recognition 
by the Grand Lodge of Denmark. 

Your Committee further recommends that this 
Grand Lodge negotiate through the proper channel for 
recognition by the Grand Lodge of Sweden. 

Your Committee further recommends that the 
application of the Grand Lodge of Rio de Janiero for 
recognition be deferred for further consideration. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 57 

Your Committee further recommends that this 
Committee be continued in office for another year. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 
W. N. Ponton. 

Chairman. 

On motion of the Deputy Grand Master, seconded 
by M.W. Bro. Frank A. Copus, the report was received 
and adopted. 

CALLED OFF 

Grand Lodge adjourned at one o'clock in the after- 
noon. 

CALLED ON 

Grand Lodge assembled again at 2.15 p.m. the 
Grand Master on the Throne. 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



GRAND TREASURER'S REPORT 

In the absence of the Grand Treasurer, M.W. Bro. 
John A. Rowland, the report of the Grand Treasurer was 
presented by M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington, as follows : 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Can- 
ada, in the Province of Ontario. 

M. W. Sir and Brethren: — 

I submit herewith a Statement of the Receipts and 
Disbursements and Investment Accounts of the Grand 
Lodge for the year ending 31st of May, 1937. 

Two especial grants were made during the year out of 
the General Account which Grand Lodge will be asked to 
sanction, — one for $1,000.00 to the Red Cross foi the 
relief of sufferers in the Flood Areas of the United States, 
and one for a similar amount for the relief of sufferers in 
our own Flood Areas in the London District. Both 
grants are'in strict accordance with our traditional policy 
in such cases, and I feel sure that they will meet with the 
unanimous approval of the brethren. 

The capital in the Memorial and Semi-Centennial 
Funds shows an increase, but it is offset by a decrease in 
the capital of General Account. Our revenue is consider- 
ably below the revenue of the pre-depression years, due 
mainly to a shrinkage in our total membership, a falling 
off in the number of initiations, and a lowering of the 
interest rates on investments. It will be some time before 
we entirely recover our loss in membeiship, but there is 
evidence of a renewed interest in Masonry, and we may, 
I think, look forward with confidence to an increase in the 
revenue of our General Account within the near future. 
We must, however, expect a further decrease in our return 
from investments, although it will to some extent be 
offset by the renewal of interest payments on a number 
of securities which, for the past three or four years, have 
been in default. On the whole, I think, we may be justly 
proud of the way in which our Grand Lodge finances have 
come through the difficulties of these recent years. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 59 



GENERAL ACCOUNT 

RECEIPTS 
To Balance of Account in Canadian Bank of Commerce 

on 31st May 1936 811,018.08 

Benevolent Grants prior to 1st June 1936 — since 

cancelled 50.00 

11,068.08 
Received from: — 

Grand Secretary' from Lodges $104,284.95 

Refunds 452.01 

Interest Account 17,572.77 

122,309.73 

Investments Sold: — 

$12,000.00 Hydro Electric Power 
Commission of Ontario, 

3y 2 %, 1952 12,000.00 

15,000.00 Province of Ontario, 6%, 

1941 15,000.00 

Premium on above 1,950.00 

28,950.00 

$162,327.81 

DISBURSEMENTS 

General Charges — Schedule herewith $38,859 33 

Benevolent Orders 90,687.00 

129,546.33 

Investments : — 

$12,000.00 Province of Nova Scotia, 

3M%, 1956 12,000.00 

10,000.00 Hydro Electric Power 
Commission of Ontario, 

3K%, 1947 10,000.00 

Premium on above 350.00 

Accrued Interest 177.20 

22,527.20 

Balance in Canadian Bank of Commerce 

on 31st May 1937 23.14S.78 

Less: Outstanding Cheques 12,894.50 

10,254.28 



$162,327.81 
All of which is fraternallv submitted, 

JOHN A. ROWLAND, 

Grand Treasurer. 

Audited and found correct, 
HARRY F. VIGEON, 

Chartered Accountant, Auditor. 

Toronto, 10th June, 1937. 



60 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

SCHEDULE OF GENERAL CHARGES 

1936 

June 1 Grand Secretary— Salary $ 500.00 

Grand Secretary — Incidental Expenses 300.00 

Supervisor Benevolence — Travelling Expenses 300 . 00 

30 Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer— Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 9.05 

Retiring Allowance— J. Place 83.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Auditor 150.00 

Grand Treasurer's Clerk 100.00 

Masonic Trials 7.50 

Griffin & Richmond Co. Ltd 88.09 

Robt. Duncan & Co... 147.23 

July 2 Grand Secretary— Salary 500.00 

W. E. Hopkings— G. L. Meeting 1936 3,603.15 

31 Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 9.05 

Retiring Allowance — J. Place 83.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Stenographer 150.00 

G M. Allowance 750.00 

G. M. Stenographer 150.00 

D. G. M. Allowance 250.00 

D. G. M. Postage 15.00 

Chairman Fraternal Correspondence 400.00 

Chairman Benevolence Committee 500.00 

Chairman Benevolence Committee — Postage 15.00 

Mrs. J. B. Nixon 400.00 

Herbert McPhie — Insurance 18.60 

The Carlton Press — Printing and Stationery 9.54 

Masonic Library — Toronto 42.38 

George H. Lees & Co. — Veteran P. M. Jewels 15.42 

H. J. Alexander — Printing and Stationery.... 5.40 

Griffin & Richmond Co.— G L. Meeting 1936 51 . 73 

Ambrose Kent & Sons— G L- Meeting 1936 135.30 
J. B. Smith — Preliminary Expenses G. L 

Meeting 1936 6.50 

Macoomb Press— G L. Meeting 1936 221.19 

Aug. 1 Grand Secretary— Salary 500.00 

Grand Secretary — Incidental Expenses 300.00 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 9.05 

Retiring Allowance — J. Place 83.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Grand Treasurer — Postage 10.00 

Hamilton Masonic Hall— Rent 250.00 

Griffin & Richmond Co.— Printing & Stationery 12 . 42 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 61 

Masonic Library — Toronto 85.25 

Sept. 1 Grand Secretary— Salary 500.00 

30 Grand Secretary — Postage on Proceedings... 202.00 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 9.05 

Retiring Allowance — J. Place 83.33 

Sept. 30 Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

21 Supervisor Benevolence — Travelling Expenses 300.00 

30 Auditor 150.00 

Grand Treasurer's Clerk 100.00 

Hamilton Masonic Hall— Rent 250.00 

Hamilton Paper Box Co. — Containers for Pro- 
ceedings 34.56 

Oct. 1 Grand Secretary Salary 500.00 

F. & J. McMulkin— Bond Premium 100.00 

31 Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 9.05 

Retiring Allowance — J. Place 83.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

International Railway Publishing Co. — 

Printing and Stationery 6.48 

Macoomb Press — Masonic Library 21.06 

Griffin & Richmond — Printing and Stationery 1 . 89 

Hugh Murray — Insurance Premium 7.00 

Elora Express — Printing and Stationery 7.75 

Robt. Duncan & Co.— G. L. Proceedings 1936 3,013 . 92 

Nov. 2 Grand Secretary— Salary 500.00 

5 G. M. Expenses— Grand Lodge of Scotland.. 1,000.00 

30 Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 9.05 

Retiring Allowance — J. Place 83.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Frank A. Copus— G. M. Conference 8.00 

W. S. Herrington — G. M. Conference 35.55 

Griffin & Richmond — Printing and Stationery 9 . 45 

C. H. Dearden — Masonic Education 3.00 

Robt. Duncan & Co. Ltd. — Printing and 

Stationery 2.00 

Birks Ellis Ryrie — Memorial Jubilee Medals 255 . 00 

Dec. 3 Grand Secretary— Salary 500.00 

21 Grand Secretary — Incidental Expenses 200.00 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 9.05 

Retiring Allowance — J. Place 83.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Travelling Exp 300.00 

Supervisor Benevolence — Stenographer 150.00 



6 2 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Auditor 150.00 

Grand Treasurer's Clerk 100.00 

Hamilton Masonic Hall — Rent 250.00 

G. M. Allowance 750.00 

G. M. Stenographer 150.00 

D. G. M. Allowance 250.00 

D. G. M. Postage 15.00 

Chairman Benevolence Committee — Postage 15.00 

N. W. J. Haydon — Librarian Salary 75.00 

Office Specialty Co — Filing Cabinet, Masonic 

Library Toronto 111.65 

Payne & Hardy Ltd — Insurance 27.54 

Hugh Murray — Insurance 60.30 

Robt. Duncan & Co. — Printing and Stationery 8. 50 
Griffin & Richmond Co. — Printing and Sta- 
tionery 79.38 

Geo. H. Lees— P. M. Jewels 10.22 

E. B. Wilson — Printing and Stationery 21.06 

1937 

Jan. 2 Grand Secretary — Salary $ 500.00 

30 Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 9.05 

Retiring Allowance— J. Place 83.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Robt. Duncan & Co. Ltd. — Printing and Sta- 
tionery 329.51 

Geo. H. Lees & Co. Ltd.— P. M. Jewels 4.99 

C. H. Dearden — Masonic Trials 7.00 

G. S. Pearcy — Library Insurance 12.25 

Macoomb Press — Library — Printing 17.55 

Feb. 1 Grand Secretary — Salary 500.00 

27 Grand Secretary — Incidental Expenses 200.00 

Chief Clerk— Salary _ 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer— Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 9.05 

Retiring Allowance— J. Place 83.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

J. D. Nairn— Flowers 15.00 

Canadian Red Cross Society — American Flood 

Relief 1,000.00 

Griffin & Richmond — Printing and Stationery 16 . 80 

E. B. Wilson — Printing and Stationery 12.49 

Geo. H. Lees & Co. Ltd.— P. M. Jewels 10.30 

Geo. T. Evans — Border Cities, Trav. Expenses 22 . 00 

Mar. 1 Grand Secretary— Salary 500.00 

31 Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 9.05 

Retiring Allowance— J. Place 83.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Auditor 150.00 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 63 

Grand Treasurer's Clerk 100.00 

Rent — Hamilton Masonic Hall 250.00 

W. S. Herrington— G. M. Conference 42.30 

W. H. Wardrope — G. M. Conference 6.45 

Ray Lemon — Memorial Tribute — Flowers... 10.00 
Griffin & Richmond — Printing and Stationery 6 . 48 
Office Specialty Co. — Printing and Stationery 21 . 80 
Robt. Duncan & Co. Ltd. — Printing and Sta- 
tionery 2. 15 

Apr. 16 Mrs. W. M. Logan 500.00 

30 Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co : 9.05 

Retiring Allowance — J. Place 83.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

W. J. Attig — G. L. 1937 Preliminary Expenses 24 . 50 

Canadian Passenger Assoc. — G. L. 1937 9.00 

J. D. Nairn — Flowers, Grand Secretary 25.00 

A. L. McGregor — Dedication Expenses No. 

498 12.20 

Masonic Relief Assoc, of D S. and Canada... 258.90 

May 1 E. T. Howe — G. M. Commission re Windsor 12.50 
Canadian Red Cross Society— Southern 

Ontario Flood Relief 1,000.00 

Mrs. W. M. Logan 500.00 

A. M. Heron— G M. Commission re Windsor 11 . 00 

31 Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

May 31 Stenographer— Salary S 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 8.75 

Miss J. Place — Retiring Allowance 83.37 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.37 

Supervisor Benevolence — Travelling Expenses 1 1 . 82 
W. J. Attig — Balance Incidental Expenses for 

year 14.89 

N. W. J. Haydon — Librarian Salary 75.00 

Canada Permanent Trust Co. — Dis- 
bursements 12.13 

Administration Fee 330.13 342.26 

S. J. Martin— Attending G. L. Michigan 15.55 

Robt. Duncan & Co. Ltd. — Printing and Sta- 
tionery 10. 11 

Dye & Durham — Printing and Stationery.... 4.40 

Stainton & Evis — Stationery 2.75 

F. & T. McMulkin — Premium, Surety Bond, 

G. S 11.92 

Griffin & Richmond Co. Ltd.— G. L. Meeting 

1937— Printing 207.62 

Frank A. Copus — G. M. Commission re 

Windsor 143.53 

S 38,859. 33 



64 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

ANALYSIS OF INCIDENTAL EXPENSES 

Drawings by Grand Secretary included in General 

Charges above $ 1,014.89 

Expended as follows: — 

Bank Exchange $ 54.87 

Express 31.04 

Postage 535.00 

Telegrams and Long Distance Telephone 

Calls 27.78 

Post Office Drawer 10.00 

Office and Window Cleaning, Laundry etc. 261 . 00 

Light and Water Heater 33.49 

Travelling Expenses, Dedications, etc 21.64 

City Directory 15.96 

Sundries 24.11 $ 1,014.89 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 



65 



GENERAL ACCOUNT 
Schedule of Investments, 31st May, 1937 



Landed Banking & Loan Co 5% 

Township of Barton 5H% 

City of Brandon 5% 

Canadian National Railways 5% 

Township of Etobicoke 5V 2 % 

Township of Etobicoke 5K% 

Township of Etobicoke 5K% 

Township of Etobicoke 5V 2 % 

Town of Gananoqne 5% 

City of Hamilton 5^% 

City of Hamilton 6% 

City of Hamilton 6% 

City of Hamilton 6% 

Town of Kincardine 5% 

Province of Manitoba 6% 

Province of Manitoba .- •5 1 2% 

City of New Westminster 5% 

City of Oshawa 5% 

City of Owen Sound 5% 

Province of New Brunswick 5% 

City of Port Arthur 5% 

City of Peterborough ±Vi% 

Province of Prince Edward Island 6% 

City of Stratford 4> 2 % 

Township of Sandwich East 5 l /o.% 

City of Saskatoon 5% 

City of Toronto 6% 

City of Toronto 6% 

City of Toronto 5J/ 2 % 

City of Woodstock 5}4% 

City of Woodstock 5 1 -% 

Certificate of Deposit, City of Windsor 5% 

Certificate of Deposit, City of Windsor 5% 

Township of East York 5% 

Toronto General Trust Corporation, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt.... 3 3 4% 
Toronto General Trusts Corporation, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt .... 3J^% 
Toronto General Trusts Corporation, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt... 5% 
The Canada Permanent Trust Company, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt. . 3J^% 
The Canada Permanent Trust Company, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt... 53^% 
Canada Permanent Mortgage Corpo- 
ration 4% 

National Trust Company Limited 4% 

Dominion of Canada 4 1 o% 

Dominion of Canada 5% 



941 
952 
939 
954 
940 
941 
942 
943 
941 
938 
953 
949 
948 
937 
947 
955 
943 
941 
945 
954 
937 
939 
947 
939 
934 
945 
950 
949 
939 
950 
949 
933 
952 
937 

938 

942 

938 

941 

937 

940 
939 
959 
941 



5,000.00 

5,000.00 

2,000 00 

8,000.00 

2,000.00 

3,000.00 

2,000.00 

3,000.00 

5,000.00 

5,072.76 

3,000.00 

3,000.00 

4,000.00 

500.00 

11,000.00 

10,000.00 

5,000.00 

10,000.00 

10,000.00 

5,000.00 

1,000.00 

5,121.37 

25,000.00 

1,000.00 

4,000.00 

10,000.00 

12,000.00 

3,000.00 

1,500.00 

3,000.00 

2,000.00 

10,000.00 

11,000.00 

2,000.00 

11,000.00 

10,000.00 

15,000.00 

10,000.00 

10,000.00 

10,000.00 
10,000.00 
65,500.00 
15,000.00 



66 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corpo- 
ration Sy 2 % 1942 1,500.00 

Burrard Dry Dock Co. Limited 3% 1950 5,000.00 

Province of Nova Scotia 3^% 1956 12,000.00 

Hydro-Electric Power Commission of 

Ontario 2>Y 2 % 1947 10,000.00 



Total Face Value S377.194. 13 

The attached Schedule shows the Investments of the General 
Fund on 31st May 1937 with the interest rates and years in which 

they mature. 

All the above Securities are deposited with the Canada Per- 
manent Trust Company, Toronto, under an agreement whereby the 
said Company assumes the custody thereof, makes all collections, 
and deposits same in the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Hamilton, to 
the credit of the Grand Lodge, pursuant to a letter of instructions 
dated 1st February 1935. 

JOHN A. ROWLAND, 

Grand Treasurer. 

The Securities set out in the Schedule herein above referred to were 
produced to me and found in order. 

HARRY F. VIGEON, 

Chartered Accountant, Auditor. 

Toronto. 10th Tune, 1937. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 67 

COMBINED MEMORIAL AND SEMI-CENTENNIAL FUNDS 
Schedule of Investments, 31st May, 1937 

PART ONE— MEMORIAL FUND 

Township of Etobicoke 54% 1940 $ 1,953.81 

Township of Etobicoke 54% 1941 2,226.27 

Township of Etobicoke 54% 1942 3,000.00 

Township of Etobicoke 54% 1943 2,816.97 

Township of Etobicoke 5% 1945 2,993.91 

Township of Etobicoke 5% 1946 143.61 

Village of Forest Hill 5% 1939 2,000.00 

Village of Forest Hill 5% 1940 13,000.00 

City of Hamilton 44% 1940 7,000.00 

City of Hamilton 44% 1940 8,000.00 

City of London 4 J 4% 1944 15,000.00 

Province of Manitoba 6% 1947 10,000.00 

Province of Ontario 54% 1942 25,000.00 

Province of New Brunswick 5% 1954 10,000.00 

City oi Peterborough 5% 1940 13,000.00 

City of Saskatoon 5% 1961 5,000.00 

Province of Saskatchewan 6% 1952 1,000.00 

City of Toronto 5H% 1952 5,000.00 

Certificate of Deposit, City of Windsor 5% 1939 17,051.24 

Certificate of Deposit, City of Windsor 4^% 1939 3,000.00 

Certificate of Deposit, City of Windsor 5% 1941 5,000.00 

Dominion of Canada 44% 1959 30,000.00 

Canadian National Railway 5% 1954 25,000.00 

Toronto General Trusts Corporation, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt.... 44% 1939 20,000.00 
Toronto General Trusts Corporation, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt.... 3%% 1938 10,000.00 
The Canada Permanent Trust Companv, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt.... 44% 1939 10,000.00 
The Canada Permanent Trust Company, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt... 3 3 4 % 1940 15,000.00 
The Canada Permanent Trust Company, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt.... 44% 1939 10,000.00 
National Trust Company Limited, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt.... 3; %% 1938 15,000.00 
Canada Permanent Mortgage Corpo- 
ration 34% 1940 1,000.00 

Province of Ontario 54% 1943 21,000.00 

Province of New Brunswick 54% 1950 1,000.00 

Town of Orillia 4.4% 1954 4,000.00 

Province of Nova Scotia 34% 1956 20,000.00 

St. John Drv Dock & Ship Building Co. 34% 1952 3,500. 00 

Dominion of Canada 3% Perpetual 12,000.00 

Burrard Dry Dock Co. Limited 3% 1950 5,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corpo- 
ration 34% 1942 1,800.00 

Total Face Value $356,485.81 



68 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



COMBINED MEMORIAL AND SEMI-CENTENNIAL FUNDS 
Schedule of Investments, 31st May, 1937 

PART TWO— SEMI-CENTENNIAL FUND 



Township of Barton .- 

City of Hamilton 

City of Hamilton 

City of Hamilton 

Town of Kincardine 

District of North Vancouver 

Town of Oakville 

Town of Oakville 

Town of Oakville 

Town of Oakville 

Province of Ontario 

Province of Ontario 

Province of New Brunswick 

City of Peterborough 

City of Saskatoon 

City of Toronto 

City of Toronto 

Certificate of Deposit, City of Windsor 

Certificate of Deposit, City of Windsor 

Certificate of Deposit, City of Windsor 

Certificate of Deposit, City of Windsor 

Certificate of Deposit, City of Windsor 

Certificate of Deposit, Township of York 

Township of East York 

Province of Saskatchewan 

Dominion of Canada 

Toronto General Trusts Corporation, 
Guaranteed Investment Receipt .... 

Toronto .General Trusts Corporation, 
Guaranteed Investment Receipt... 

Toronto General Trusts Corporation, 
Guaranteed Investment Receipt.... 

TheCanada Permanent Trust Company, 
Guaranteed Investment Receipt.... 

The Canada Permanent Trust Company , 
Guaranteed Investment Receipt.... 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corpo- 
ration 

National Trust Company Limited 

Dominion of Canada 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corpo- 
ration 



5*2% 

5V 2 % 
5% 
5% 
5% 

4^2% 

5% 
5% 
5% 
5% 
6% 
5% 
5% 

m% 

5V 2 % 

6% 

5% 
5% 
5% 

5% 
6% 
5% 

( Tv 

5 J 2% 

3H% 

o% 

sy 2 % 

3*4% 

o l A% 

4% 
4} 2% 



952 
939 
949 
963 
937 
939 
937 
938 
939 
940 
941 
942 
954 
939 
945 
939 
939 
935 
952 
953 
954 
939 
935 
937 
952 
937 

938 

938 

941 

940 

937 

940 
939 
959 



ZY 2 % 1942 



2,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 
3,000.00 
1,000.00 
3,000.00 

909.83 

955 . 30 
1,003.07 
1,053.22 
1,500.00 
2,000.00 
5,000.00 
1,319.25 
7,000.00 
1,000.00 
9,000.00 

258.11 
6,478.67 
3,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,000.00 
1,440.72 
9,315.50 
6,000.00 

300.00 

5,000.00 

1,000.00 

6,235.00 

4,000.00 

2,500.00 

2,500.00 
1,400.00 
6,000.00 

2,000.00 



Total Face Value S101.16S.67 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 69 

The Investments of the combined Memorial and Semi-Centennial 
Funds on 31st May 1937 with the interest rates and years in which 
they mature are set out in two Schedules herewith attached, viz: — 
Part One — Memorial Fund and Part Two — Semi-Centennial Fund. 

All the above Securities are deposited with the Canada Per- 
manent Trust Company, Toronto, under an agreement whereby the 
said Cotnpany assumes the custody thereof, makes all collections, 
and deposits same in the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Hamilton, 
to the credit of the Grand Lodge, pursuant to a letter of instructions 
dated 1st February 1935. 

JOHN A. ROWLAND, 

Grand Treasurer. 

The Securities set out in the Schedules herein above referred to were 
produced to me and found in order. 

HARRY F. VIGEON, 

Chartered Accountant, Auditor. 

Toronto, 10th June, 1937. 



70 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



THE SEMI-CENTENNIAL FUND 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada, in the Province of 
Ontario. 
I herewith submit a Statement of the Semi-Centennial Fund, 

showing the Receipts and disposal of same for the year ended 31st 

May 1937. 

RECEIPTS 

To Balance of Account in Canadian Bank of 

Commerce on 31st May 1936 $ 100.00 

Investments matured : 

$ 866.50 Town of Oakville $866.50 

1,000.00 City of Calgary 1,000.00 

1,866.50 

1,966.50 
Transferred to the Memorial Fund — Part one of the com- 
bined Funds 1,866.50 

Balance in Canadian Bank of Commerce on 31st May 

1937— Capital Funds $ 100.00 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 

JOHN A. ROWLAND, 

Grand Treasurer. 
Audited and found correct, 

HARRY F. VIGEON, 

Chartered Accountant, Auditor. 

Toronto, 10th June, 1937. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 71 

MEMORIAL FUND 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada, in the Province of 
Ontario. 
I herewith submit a Statement of Receipts and Disbursements 

of the Memorial Fund for the year ended 31st May 1937: 

RECEIPTS 
To Balance in Canadian Bank of Commerce on 31st May 

1936 $3,591.85 

Benevolent Cheques prior to 1st June 1936 — since can- 
celled 100.00 

3,691.85 
Received from : 

Grand Secretary from Lodges $ 127.00 

Interest and Exchange 19,058.89 

19,185.89 

Investments sold or matured : 

$20,000.00 City of Hamilton— matured 20,000.00 
16,500.00 Hydro Electric Power Com'n 

sold 16,500.00 

Premium received on above 976 . 25 

37,476.25 

Transferred from Semi-Centennial Fund 1,866.50 

Interest Accrued 17.75 

39,360.50 

$62,238.24 
DISBURSEMENTS 

Benevolent Orders $19,710.00 

Canada Permanent Trust Co. : — Including 
Semi-Centennial Fund. 

Disbursements $28.26 

Administration Fee 348.11 376.37 $20,086.37 

Investments : 

$20,000.00 Province of Nova Scotia 19,900.00 

5,000.00 Burrard Dry Dock— Guar- 
anteed Dom. of Canada 4,975 . 00 

12,000.00 Dominion of Canada 11,790.00 

1,800.00 Canada Permanent Mortgage 

Corporation...'. 1,800.00 38,465 . 00 

$38,800.00 58,551.37 

Balance in Canadian Bank of Commerce 31st May 1937: 

Capital Funds 1,016.96 

Revenue Funds 2,669.91 3,686.87 

$62,238.24 
All of which is fraternally submitted. 

JOHN A. ROWLAND, 

Grand Treasurer. 
Audited and found correct. 

HARRY F. VIGEON, 

Chartered Accountant, Auditor. 

Toronto, 10th June, 1937. 



72 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

On motion of the Deputy Grand Master, seconded 
by M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington the report of the Grand 
Treasurer was received and adopted. 

GRAND SECRETARY S REPORT 

R.W. Bro. E. G. Dixon, Acting Grand Secretary, 
then read his report as follows: 

Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Canada 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 



GRAND SECRETARY'S REPORT 

To the M.W. the Grand Master, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada, in 
the Province of Ontario: 

M.W. Sir and Brethren : 

I beg leave to present my annual report, containing 
an account of all moneys received by me, and paid to the 
Grand Treasurer, during the year ending the 31st 
May, 1937. 

The following statements are herewith submitted 
viz. : 

A Summary of receipts from various sources on 
General Account; Details of Receipts on General Account 
and Ledger Balances as at the 31st May, 1937; a Sum- 
mary of Receipts for the year; Details of Payments to 
the Grand Treasurer; a Summary of Expenditure; 
Details of the Returns of Lodges as at the 31st May, 
1937; a Summary of the Receipts and of Payments to 
the Grand Treasurer on account of the Semi-Centennial 
and Memorial Funds; and a Statement of the Receipts 
and Disbursements on the Semi-Centennial and Mem- 
orial Funds Revenue Account. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 73 

Details of Receipts of Grand Lodge on General Account 
and Ledger Balances, Year ending May 31st, 1937 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

2 Niagara Niagara 162.50 1.00 

3 Ancient St. John's... Kingston 402.50 1.00 

5 Sussex Brockville 393.90 

6 Barton Hamilton 395.00 4.00 

7 Union Grimsby 234.50 

9 Union Napanee 230.50 

10 Norfolk Simcoe 224.00 2.00 

11 Moira Belleville 394.00 

14 True Britons Perth 269.00 1.00 

15 St. George's St. Catharines.. .. 345.00 3.00 

16 St. Andrew's Toronto 458.50 1.00 

17 St. John's Cobourg 247.20 

18 Prince Edward Picton 270.00 6.50 

20 St. John's London 410.50 

21a St. John's Vankleek Hill 86.00 2.25 

22 King Solomon's Toronto 349.00 5.00 

23 Richmond Richmond Hill... 140.50 

24 St. Francis Smith's Falls 314.00 8.00 

25 Ionic Toronto 263.50 

26 Ontario Port Hope 162.50 3.50 

27 Strict Observance ...Hamilton 480.00 6.00 

28 Mount Zion Kemptville 108.00 

29 United Brighton 163.00 0.50 

30 Composite Whitby 147.00 1.00 

31 Jerusalem Bowmanville 220.50 0.50 

32 Amity Dunnville 215.50 1.00 

33 Maitland Goderich 244.00 1.00 

34 Thistle Amherstburg 128.70 

35 St. John's Cayuga 125.00 

37 King Hiram Ingersoll 163.50 0.50 

38 Trent Trenton 225.50 1.50 

39 Mount Zion Brooklin 103.00 

40 St. John's Hamilton 541.50 6.50 

41 St. George's Kingsville 234.00 225.00 

42 St. George's London 353.50 

43 King Solomon Woodstock 371.00 0.50 

44 St. Thomas St. Thomas 417.50 2.00 

45 Brant Brantford 460.60 1.00 

46 Wellington Chatham 275.25 5.00 

47 Great Western Windsor 779.05 1.00 

48 Madoc Madoc 112.50 

50 Consecon Consecon 85.00 

52 Dalhousie Ottawa 289.50 

54 Vaughan Maple 84.50 

55 Merrickville Merrickville 90.00 

56 Victoria Sarnia 309.00 7.00 

57 Harmony Binbrook 142.50 .50 

58 Doric Ottawa 412.00 

61 Acacia Hamilton 784.00 6.00 



74 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

62 St. Andrew's Caledonia 124.00 3.00 

63 St. John's Carleton Place.... 178.00 

64 Kilwinning London 383.50 1.00 

65 Rehoboam Toronto 436.30 

66 Durham Newcastle 97.50 

68 St. John's Ingersoll 161.50 

69 Stirling Stirling 129.50 

72 Alma Gait 222.50 

73 St. James' St. Marys 178.00 

74 St. James' South Augusta.... 82.00 

75 St. John's Toronto 181.00 

76 Oxford Woodstock 327.50 

77 Faithful Brethren ....Lindsay 337.50 2.00 

78 King Hiram Tillsonburg 265.00 

79 Simcoe Bradford 109.50 9.00 

81 St. John's Mount Brydges 106.50 

82 St. John's Paris 233.75 

83 Beaver Strathroy 139.00 

84 Clinton Clinton 149.50 

85 Rising Sun Athens 104.00 

86 Wilson Toronto 286.50 8.00 

87 Markham Union Markham 183.50 3.20 

88 St. George's Owen Sound 160.00 1.00 

90 Manito Collingwood 234.00 4.00 

91 Colborne Colborne 86.50 

92 Cataraqui Kingston 404.50 

93 Northern Light Kincardine 199.00 

94 St. Marks Port Stanley 63.00 2.10 

96 Corinthian Barrie 394.50 4.00 

97 Sharon Queensville 120.00 

98 True Blue Bolton 59.50 1.00 

99 Tuscan Newmarket 144.00 1.00 

100 Valley Dundas 252.50 

101 Corinthian Peterborough 276.00 6.50 

103 Maple Leaf St. Catharines .... 348.50 6.00 

104 St. John's Norwich 194.00 

105 St. Mark's Niagara Falls 289.70 

106 Burford Burford 105.50 3.50 

107 St. Paul's Lambeth 120.00 

108 Blenheim Princeton 93.50 

109 Albion Harrowsmith 147.00 2.00 

110 Central Prescott 190.50 

113 Wilson Waterford 146.00 9.00 

114 Hope Port Hope 201.50 1.00 

115 Ivy Beamsville 199.00 2.00 

116 Cassia Thedford 73.50 4.00 

118 Union Schomberg 90.00 2.50 

119 Maple Leaf Bath 175.00 52.50 

120 Warren Fingal 65.50 

121 Doric Brantford 469.50 5.50 

122 Renfrew Renfrew 151.75 2.50 

123 Belleville Belleville 356.50 1.50 

125 Cornwall Cornwall 215.00 1.00 

126 Golden Rule Campbellford 202.50 

127 Franck Frankford 111.00 99.60 

128 Pembroke Pembroke 177.00 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 75 

129 Rising Sun Aurora 119.50 

131 St. Lawrence Southampton 82.00 

133 Lebanon Forest Exeter 122.50 3.00 

135 St. Clair Milton 151.50 

13.6 Richardson Stouffville 105.00 4.00 

137 Pythagoras Meaford 117.00 

139 Lebanon Oshawa 282.00 1.50 

140 Malahide Aylmer 142.50 1.00 

141 Tudor Mitchell 108.00 1.55 

142 Excelsior Morrisburg 113.00 5.50 

143 Friendly Brothers ....Iroquois 130.50 1.05 

144 Tecumseh Stratford 389.00 2.00 

145 J.B.Hall Millbrook 74.00 

146 Prince of Wales Newburgh 53.00 3.00 

147 Mississippi Almonte 130.00 

148 Civil Service Ottawa 362.00 3.00 

149 Erie Port Dover 220.00 3.00 

151 Grand River .Kitchener 382.75 0.50 

153 Burns Wyoming 86.50 

154 Irving Lucan 145 . 50 

155 Peterborough Peterborough 343.50 3.50 

156 York Toronto 369.50 10.00 

157 Simpson Newboro 91.50 

158 Alexandra Oil Springs 82.00 

159 Goodwood Richmond 107.00 

161 Percy Warkworth 134.75 1.50 

16? Forest Wroxeter ; 116.50 1.50 

164 Star in the East Wellington 109.00 

165 Burlington Burlington 227.30 4.00 

166 Wentworth Stoney Creek 124.50 125.10 

168 Merritt Welland 236 . 00 

169 Macnab Port Colborne .... 164.00 

170 Britannia Seaforth 123.50 

171 Prince of Wales Iona Sta 46.50 

172 Ayr Ayr 85.50 1.50 

174 Walsingham Port Rowan 129.00 

177 The Builders Ottawa 384.50 

178 Plattsville Plattsville 64.20 

180 Speed Guelph 320.50 7.00 

181 Oriental Port Burwell 71.00 

184 Old Light Lucknow 240.00 

185 Enniskillen York 25.00 28.50 

186 Plantagenet Riceville 46.70 

190 Belmont Belmont 100.50 

192 Orillia Orillia 406.50 3.25 

193 Scotland Scotland 120.00 

194 Petrolia Petrolia 192.00 0.50 

195 Tuscan London 320.00 0.50 

196 Madawaska Arnprior 137.50 

197 Saugeen Walkerton 146.50 

200 St. Alban's Mount Forest 100.00 1.50 

201 Leeds Gananoque 250.50 

203 Irvine Elora 99.50 6.20 

205 New Dominion New Hamburg... 49.00 3.00 

207 Lancaster Lancaster 101.00 0.70 

209a St. John's London 460.25 7.25 



76 GRAND LODGE OF CAXADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

209 Evergreen Lanark 77.00 

215 Lake Ameliasburg 82.50 

216 Harris Orangeville 186.00 2.00 

217 Frederick Delhi 133.50 1.00 

218 Stevenson Toronto 287.50 3.00 

219 Credit Georgetown 160.60 50 

220 Zeredatha Uxbridge 189.00 5.50 

221 Mountain Thorold 295.50 

222 Marmora Marmora 106.00 1.00 

223 Norwood Norwood 81.00 

224 Huron Hensall 104.00 

225 Bernard Listowel 216.00 1.50 

228 Prince Arthur Odessa 53.75 209.00 

229 Ionic Brampton 236.50 

230 Kerr Barrie 293.50 3.00 

231 Fidelity Ottawa 422.50 

232 Cameron Dutton 100.00 155.50 

233 Doric Parkhill 117.00 3.00 

234 Beaver Clarksburg 105.50 

235 Aldworth Paisley 110.00 

236 Manitoba Cookstown 134.50 0.50 

237 Vienna Vienna 117.00 

238 Havelock Watford 115.50 2.00 

239 Tweed Tweed 243 . 00 

242 Macoy Mallorytown 99.00 

243 St. George St. George 109.00 1.00 

245 Tecumseh Thamesville 122.50 1.00 

247 Ashlar Toronto 368.00 3.00 

249 Caledonian Midland 182.75 1.50 

250 Thistle Embro 210.10 1.50 

253 Minden Kingston 317.50 7.00 

254 Clifton Niagara Falls 368.00 

255 Sydenham Dresden 132.70 

256 Farran's Point Aultsville 72.00 302.00 

257 Gait Gait 237.00 0.10 

258 Guelph Guelph 332.00 

259 Springfield Springfield 126.50 

260 Washington Petrolia 242.50 

261 Oak Branch Innerkip 74.00 

262 Harriston Harriston 110.30 3.25 

263 Forest Forest 141.00 1.00 

264 Chaudiere Ottawa 281.50 1.00 

265 Patterson Thornhill 150.00 4.00 

266 Northern Light Stayner 98.00 3.00 

267 Parthenon Chatham 358.60 

268 Verulam Bobcaygeon 97.00 1.00 

269 Brougham Union Claremount 104.00 

270 Cedar Oshawa 277.50 1.00 

271 Wellington Erin 91.00 2.50 

272 Seymour Ancaster 437.00 179.50 

274 Kent Blenheim 190. 00 

276 Teeswater Teeswater 139.00 6.00 

277 Seymour Port Dalhousie.... 130.00 2.00 

279 New Hope Hespeler 140.60 

282 Lome Glencoe 106.50 

283 Eureka Belleville 366.50- 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 77 

284 St. John's Brussels 97.00 

285 Seven Star Alliston 215.50 

286 Wingham Wingham 157.00 3.00 

287 Shuniah Port Arthur 574.20 8.60 

289 Doric Lobo 136.00 

290 Leamington Leamington 214.00 0.50 

291 DufTerin West Flamboro.. 97.00 

292 Robertson King 43.00 179.00 

294 Moore Courtright 87.00 

295 Conestogo Drayton 85.50 

296 Temple St. Catharines .... 356.50 1.00 

297 Preston Preston 184.70 

299 Victoria Centreville 62.50 

300 Mount Olivet Thorndale 83.00 

302 St. David St. Thomas 418.00 1.00 

303 Blyth Blyth 91.00 0.50 

304 Minerva Stroud 125.00 1.50 

305 Humber Weston 188.00 1.00 

306 Durham Durham 142.50 

307 Arkona Arkona 68 . 00 

309 Morning Star Carlow 86.50 

311 Blackwood Woodbridge 99.50 1.00 

312 Pnyx Wallaceburg 233.50 

313 Clementi Lakefield 142.00 

314 Blair Palmerston 202.50 2.00 

315 Clifford Clifford 79.40 0.50 

316 Doric Toronto 432.00 1.50 

318 Wilmot Baden 50.00 1.50 

319 Hiram Hagersville 133.00 0.50 

320 Chesterville Chesterville 125.00 39.00 

321 Walker Acton 165.00 

322 North Star Owen Sound 166.50 0.50 

323 Alvinston Alvinston 75.00 

324 Temple Hamilton 470.50 

325 Orono Orono 81 . 50 

326 Zetland Toronto 410.50 

327 Hammond Wardsville 52.50 0.50 

328 Ionic Napier 56.75 

329 King Solomon Jarvis 107.50 

330 Corinthian London 315.00 

331 Fordwich Fordwich 64.00 

332 Stratford Stratford 281.50 

333 Prince Arthur Flesherton 161.20 1.50 

334 Prince Arthur Arthur 84.50 3.00 

336 Highgate Highgate 130.00 3.00 

337 Myrtle Port Robinson.... 86.00 1.00 

338 Dufferin Wellandport 100.50 43.00 

339 Orient Toronto 290.00 0.50 

341 Bruce Tiverton 62.50 0.50 

343 Georgina Toronto 287.00 3.00 

344 Merrill Dorchester Sta. 88.50 

345 Nilestown Nilestown 115.50 

346 Occident Toronto 367.50 

347 Mercer Fergus 140.50 

348 Georgian Penetanguishene 51.05 45.50 

352 Granite Parry Sound 295.75 4.00 



78 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

354 Brock Cannington 126.00 4.25 

356 River Park Streetsville 108.50 

357 Waterdown Millgrove 202.00 1.00 

358 Delaware Valley Delaware 83.50 

359 Vittoria Vittoria 93.10 

360 Muskoka Bracebridge 144.50 4.00 

361 Waverly Guelph 359.00 5.00 

362 Maple Leaf Tara 73.00 

364 Dufferin Melbourne 75.00 2.00 

367 St. George Toronto 334.20 1.00 

368 Salem Brockville 348.00 

369 Mimico Lambton Mills.... 246.50 3.00 

370 Harmony Delta 108.25 5.00 

371 Prince of Wales Ottawa 324.50 7.00 

372 Palmer Fort Erie North 159.00 3.00 

373 Copestone Welland 233.00 

374 Keene Keene 47.70 

375 Lome Omemee 97.00 

376 Unity Huntsville 168.00 

377 Lome Shelburne 138.50 

378 King Solomon's London 24.00 408.20 

379 Middlesex Bryanston 65.00 

380 Union London 373.50 6.00 

382 Doric Hamilton 652.50 4.00 

383 Henderson Winchester 80.50 6.00 

3S4 Alpha Toronto 442.50 9.00 

385 Spry Beeton 105.00 

386 McColl West Lome 128.50 0.50 

387 Lansdowne Lansdowne 77.50 

388 Henderson Ilderton 111.00 2.00 

389 Crystal Fountain North Augusta.... 93.00 2.50 

390 Florence Florence 91.00 1.00 

391 Howard Ridgetown 163.25 2.50 

392 Huron Camlachie 87.50 5.00 

393 Forest Chesley 106.50 

394 King Solomon Thamesford 102.50 1.50 

395 Parvaim Comber 65.00 6.00 

396 Cedar Wiarton 149.00 3.90 

397 Leopold Bridgen 94.00 

398 Victoria Kirkfield 106.50 

399 Moffatt Harrietsville 68.00 3.00 

400 Oakville Oakville 100.00 597.00 

401 Craig Deseronto 133.50 

402 Central Essex 60.00 395.50 

403 Windsor Windsor 745.00 

404 Lome Tamworth 69.50 8.00 

405 Mattawa Mattawa 57.00 

406 Spry Fenelon Falls 160.25 

408 Murray Beaverton 120.00 

409 Golden Rule Gravenhurst 136.50 0.50 

410 Zeta Toronto 407.00 3.00 

411 Rodney Rodney 105.50 

412 Keystone Sault Ste. Marie 400.50 

413 Naphtali Tilbury 104.00 

414 Pequonga Kenora 290.60 

415 Fort William Fort William 319.50 1.00 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 79 

416 Lyn Lyn 40.00 

417 Keewatin.. Keewatin 111.00 

418 Maxville Maxville 110.00 .030 

419 Liberty Sarnia 171.00 4.00 

420 Nipissing North Bay 373.00 2.50 

421 Scott Grand Valley 72.00 

422 Star of the East Bothwell 108.50 

423 Strong Sundridge 109.50 0.50 

424 Doric Pickering 80.00 

425 St. Clair Sombra 125.25 0.50 

426 Stanley Toronto 390.75 

427 Nickel Sudbury 331 . 00 

428 Fidelity Port Perry 133.50 

429 Port Elgin Port Elgin 80.50 

430 Acacia Toronto 308.00 2.00 

431 Moravian Cargill 56.00 6.00 

432 Hanover Hanover 119.00 

433 Bonnechere Eganville 98.50 

434 Algonquin Emsdale 135.00 

435 Havelock Havelock 150.20 

436 Burns Hepworth 75.50 1.00 

437 Tuscan Sarnia 399.60 3.00 

438 Harmony Toronto 324.50 

439 Alexandria Alexandria 204.50 

440 Arcadia Minden 50.50 153.00 

441 Westport Westport 103.50 2.00 

442 Dyment Thessalon 59.00 60.50 

443 Powassan Powassan 114.00 0.50 

444 Netitis Creemore 122.50 1.50 

445 Lake of the Woods Kenora 150.65 

446 Granite Fort Frances 175.50 

447 Sturgeon Falls Sturgeon Falls .. 58.50 

448 Xenophon Wheatley 85.50 3.00 

449 Dundalk Dundalk 83.50 2.00 

450 Hawkesbury Hawkesbury .'. 113.05 4.00 

451 SomerviUe Kinmount 68.00 

452 Avonmore Avonmore 83.00 

453 Royal Fort William 222.50 

454 Corona Burk's Falls 124.00 2.50 

455 Doric Little Current 88.00 

456 Elma Monkton 65.50 3.00 

457 Century Merlin 114.50 3.00 

458 Wales Wales 130.50 

459 Cobden Cobden 144.50 4.00 

460 Rideau Seeley's Bay 79.00 1.00 

461 Ionic Rainy River 121.20 0.50 

462 Temiskaming New Liskeard 1S4.50 1.80 

463 North Entrance Haliburton 110.50 

464 King Edward Sunderland 101.50 

465 Carleton Carp 59.00 

466 Coronation Elmvale 153.00 0.50 

467 Tottenham Tottenham 91.50 

468 Peel Caledon East 102.50 

469 Algoma Sault Ste. Marie 305.50 1.25 

470 Victoria Victoria Harbor.. 128.20 



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471 


King Edward VII 




113.00 


1.00 


479 


Gore Bay 




105 . 50 




473 


The Beaches 




244.00 


4.05 


474 


Victoria 




294.00 


2.50 


475 


Dundurn 


....Hamilton 


499.50 


1.00 


476 


Corinthian 


...North Gowe 


99.50 




477 


Harding 


....Woodville 


78.00 




478 


Milverton 


....Milverton 


102.00 
130.00 




479 


Russell 


...Russell 




480 


Williamsburg 


...Williamsburg 


82.00 




481 


Corinthian 


...Toronto 


288.00 




482 


Bancroft 


...Bancroft 


184.00 




483 


Granton 


...Granton 


72.50 




484 


Golden Star 


...Drvden 


105.00 


5.00 


48.1 


Haileybury 


..Hailevbury 


165.50 




486 


Silver 


...Cobalt 


192.25 


0.50 


487 


Penewobikong 


..Blind River 




87 50 


488 


King Edward 


...Harrow 


122.25 


5.00 


489 


Osiris 


...Smith's Falls 


191.00 




490 


Hiram 


...Markdale 


64.00 


6.00 


491 


Cardinal 


...Cardinal 


86.00 


4.00 


492 


Karnak 


...Coldwater 


116.00 


3.00 


494 


Riverdale 


...Toronto 


277 . 50 




495 


Electric 


...Hamilton 


413.50 


3.00 


496 


University 




471.30 


2.00 


497 


St. Andrew's 




46.00 


40.05 


498 


King George V 


...Coboconk 


73 . 50 




499 


Port Arthur 


..Port Arthur 


343.50 
205.50 
252.50 


7.30 


500 


Rose 

Connaught 


Windsor 




501 


...Mimico 




502 


Coronation 


...Smithville 


118.00 




503 


Inwood 

Otter 


. Inwood 


114.50 
42.50 




504 






505 


Lynden 


...Lynden 


106.00 




506 


Porcupine 


...South Porcupine 


139.00 


6.00 


507 


Elk Lake 


..Elk Lake 


115.00 
288.00 




508 


Ozias 


...Brantford 




509 


Twin City 




314.00 




510 


Parkdale 


..Toronto 


234.00 


3.00 


511 


Connaught.. 


...W. Fort William 


138.50 




512 


Malone 


..Sutton 


126 . 50 




513 


Corinthian 


..Hamilton 


514.50 


2.50 


514 


St. Alban's 


..Toronto 


292.00 


0.50 


515 


Reba 




268.00 


4.00 


516 


Enterprise 




93.70 




517 


Hazeldean 


..Hazeldean 


68.00 




518 


Sioux Lookout 


..Sioux Lookout... 


154.50 




519 


Onondaga 


..Onondaga 


68.75 




520 


Coronati 




354 . 50 




5^1 


Ontario 




314.50 




522 


Mount Sinai . 


..Toronto 

..Peterborough 


358.25 
199.50 




523 


Roval Arthur 


3.00 


524 


Mississauga 

Temple 


..Port Credit 


198.00 




525 


..Toronto 


252.50 




526 


Ionic 


..Westboro 


311.00 


3.00 



3.50 
0.50 



0.50 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 81 

527 Espanola Espanola 105.50 

528 Golden Beaver Timmins 213.00 7.00 

529 Myra Komoka 59.00 0.50 

530 Cochrane Cochrane 162.50 

531 High Park Toronto 538.00 5.00 

532 Canada Toronto 296.55 1.00 

533 Shamrock Toronto 205.00 

534 Englehart Englehart 147.50 1.00 

535 Phoenix Fonthill 104.50 

536 Algonquin Copper Cliff 148.50 5.00 

537 Ulster Toronto 535.00 2.00 

538 Earl Kitchener Port McNicol 66.00 32.50 

539 Waterloo Waterloo 236.50 0.50 

540 Abitibi Iroquois Falls 131.50 

541 Tuscan Toronto 374.00 4.00 

542 Metropolitan Toronto 168.00 3.00 

543 Imperial Toronto 194.50 1.00 

544 Lincoln Abingdon 118.50 1.00 

545 John Ross Rob'tson Toronto 324.00 1.00 

546 Talbot St. Thomas 241.05 1.50 

547 Victory Toronto 69.50 3.30 

548 General Mercer Toronto 323.00 

549 Ionic Hamilton 257.00 4.50 

550 Buchanan Hamilton 162.50 56.50 

551 Tuscan Hamilton 311.50 113.25 

552 Queen City Toronto 372.00 3.00 

553 Oakwood Toronto 185.00 

554 Border Cities Windsor 118.00 

555 Wardrope Hamilton 325.50 3.00 

556 Nation Spencerville 82.00 

557 Finch Finch 100.50 1.50 

558 Sidney Albert Luke Ottawa 182.50 1.00 

559 Palestine Toronto 233.50 6.00 

560 St. Andrew's Ottawa 266.50 0.50 

561 Acacia Westboro 170.00 4.00 

562 Hamilton Hamilton 304.50 

563 Victory Chatham 271.50 1.00 

564 Ashlar Ottawa 200.00 6.00 

565 Kilwinning Toronto 407.60 0.50 

566 King Hiram Toronto 140.50 1.00 

567 St. Aidan's Toronto 83.50 1.00 

568 Hullett Londesboro 46.00 

569 Doric Lakeside 75.50 1.00 

570 Dufferin Toronto 261.50 1.00 

571 Antiquity Toronto 180.00 

572 Mizpah Toronto 307.00 2.00 

573 Adoniram Niagara Falls 146.50 

574 Craig Ailsa Craig 93.50 

575 Fidelity Toronto 169.50 5.00 

576 Mimosa Toronto 210.00 5.00 

577 St. Clair Toronto 248.50 1.00 

578 Queens Kingston 236.00 

579 Harmony Windsor 198.50 

580 Acacia London 197.50 7.00 

581 Harcourt Toronto 95.50 

582 Sunnyside Toronto 244.50 1.00 



82 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

583 Transportation Toronto 363.10 1.00 

584 Kaministiquia Fort William 156.50 

585 Royal Edward Kingston 145.00 

586 War Veterans Toronto 209.00 

587 Patricia Toronto 218.00 5.00 

588 National Capreol 109 . 00 

589 Grey Toronto 166.00 1.00 

590 Defenders Ottawa 133.00 3.00 

591 North Gate Toronto 214.50 1.00 

592 Fairbank Toronto 123.00 

593 St. Andrews Hamilton 375.00 3.00 

594 Hillcrest Hamilton 182.50 1.50 

595 Rideau Ottawa 164.00 

596 Martintown Martintown 35.50 

597 Temple London 179.75 

598 Dominion Windsor 85.50 

599 Mount Dennis Weston 194.50 1.00 

600 Maple Leaf Toronto 147.00 3.00 

601 St. Paul Sarnia 146.00 4.00 

602 Hugh Murray Hamilton 224.50 1.00 

603 Campbell Campbellville 77.50 

604 Palace.-. Windsor 106.00 

605 Melita Toronto 148.00 2.50 

606 Unity Toronto 130.00 2.00 

607 Golden Fleece Toronto 145.00 2.00 

608 Gothic Lindsay 105.50 7.00 

609 Tavistock Tavistock 66.60 

610 Ashlar Byron 81.00 

611 Huron-Bruce Toronto 138 50 

612 Birch Cliffe Birch Cliffe 130.00 

613 Fort Erie Fort Erie S4.50 

614 Adanac Merritton 123.50 3.00 

615 Dominion Ridgeway 98.00 

616 Perfection St. Catharines .... 99.50 

617 North Bay North Bay 127.50 3.00 

618 Thunder Bay Port Arthur 173.00 

619 Runnymede Toronto 201.05 1.00 

620 BayofQuinte Toronto 190.00 

621 Frontenac Sharbot Lake 75.50 2.00 

622 Lome Chapleau 99.50 1.20 

623 Doric Kirkland Lake.... 261.50 9.00 

624 Dereham Mt. Elgin 70.50 

625 'Hatherly Sault Ste. Marie 53.00 

626 Stamford Stamford Centre 123.50 

627 Pelee Scudder 56.50 

628 Glenrose Elmira 48.50 

629 Grenville Toronto 199.00 

630 Prince of Wales Toronto 157.00 4.60 

631 Manitou Emo 85.50 

632 Long Branch Mimico 82.50 1.00 

633 Hastings Hastings 47.50 

634 Delta Toronto 218.00 

635 Wellington Toronto 171.00 4.00 

636 Hornepayne Hornepayne 99.50 3.00 

637 Caledonia Toronto 276.00 

638 Bedford Toronto 178.50 4.00 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 83 

639 Beach Burlington Beach 106.00 

640 Anthony Sayer Mimico 52.50 

641 Garden Windsor 83.50 8.00 

642 St. Andrews Windsor 89.00 3.00 

643 Cathedral Toronto 148.00 

644 Simcoe Toronto 167.50 3.00 

645 Lake Shore Mimico 173.00 3.00 

646 Rowland Mt. Albert 85.50 

647 Todmorden Todmorden 149.00 3.00 

648 Spruce Falls Kapuskasing 104.10 

649 Temple Oshawa 168.50 6.00 

650 Fidelity Toledo 53.50 2.50 

651 Dentonia Toronto 144.00 6.00 

fi5? Memorial Toronto 179.00 

653 Scarboro Agincourt 73.50 

654 Ancient Landmarks Hamilton 124.00 1.00 

655 Kingsway. Lambton Mills.... 89.55 1.50 



$103,441.20 

Interest 17,572.77 

Debentures Sold 27,000.00 

Premium on Sale 1,950.00 

Sundries 1,295.76 

$151,269.73 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



GENERAL ACCOUNT 

SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS 

Year ended May 31st, 1937 

Fees, Registration of Initiations $ 5,148.00 

Fees, Registration of Affiliations 265.50 

Dues 90,410.50 

Certificates 69.50 

Constitutions 965.50 

Ceremonies 114.70 

Dispensations 427.00 

Commutations of Dues 6,012.00 

Musical Rituals 19.50 

Refunds 452.01 

Miscellaneous 852.75 

$104,736.96 
Interest on Debentures and Bank Interest: 

Dominion of Canada, War Loans $ 3,697.50 

Landed Banking and Loan Company 218.75 

Toronto General Trusts Corporation 1,712.50 

Township of Barton 275.00 

City of Brandon 50.00 

Canada Permanent Trust Company.. 962.50 
Canada Permanent Mortgage Corpo- 
ration 482.50 

Canadian National Railways 400.00 

Township of Etobicoke 550.00 

Town of Ganonoque 250.00 

City of Hamilton 879.00 

Town of Kincardine 25.00 

Prov. of Manitoba 1,210.00 

City of New Westminster 250.00 

National Trust Company 400.00 

City of Oshawa 500.00 

City of Owen Sound 500.00 

Prov. or Ontario 753.29 

City of Port Arthur 50. 00 

City of Peterborough 230.46 

Prince Edward Island 1,500.00 

City of Stratford 45. 00 

City of Saskatoon 500.00 

City of Toronto 982.50 

City of Woodstock 275.00 

Township of East York 60.00 

Hydro Electric Commission of Ontario 199 . 07 

Province of New Brunswick 250.00 

Trust Company Interest 19.70 

Burrard Dry Dock 150.00 

Province of Nova Scotia 195.00 

17,572.77 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 85 

Debentures sold : 

Ontario Hydro Electric Commission 12,000.00 

Province of Ontario 15,000.00 27,000.00 

Premium on sale 1,950.00 



$151,259.73 



GENERAL ACCOUNT 

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES 

Year ended 31st May, 1937 

John A. Rowland, Grand Treasurer's Clerk 

to March 31st, 1937 $ 400.00 

H. F. Yigeon, Auditor, Salary to Mar 31st, 

1937 600.00 

W. M. Logan, Grand Secretary, salary to 

May 31st, 1937 6,000.00 

W. J Attig, Chief Clerk, salary to May 

31st, 1937 3,600.00 

F J. Brown, Clerk, salary to May 31st, 

1937 1,800.00 

H. M. Gardner, Stenographer, salary to 

May 31st, 1937 1,200.00 

Retiring allowance Miss Place 1,000.00 

Incidental Expenses, Grand Secretary's 

Office 1,014.89 

Printing, Stationery, etc 659.74 

Proceedings, 1936 3,047.88 

Constitutions 287. 55 

Masonic Library, Toronto 440.14 

Telephone Services 108.30 

Insurance and Bond Premiums 225.36 

Office Rent 1,000.00 

Postage on Proceedings 202.00 

Chairman on Fraternal Correspondence.... 400.00 

Postage Chairmen of Committees 70.00 

Allowance to Grand Master, 1936-37 1,500. 00 

Stenographer for Grand Master 300.00 

Allowance to Deputy Grand Master 500.00 

Expenses Grand Lodge, Toronto, 1936 3,879.86 

Expenses Grand Lodge, Ottawa, 1937 241.12 

Honorary Presentation Jewels 295.93 

U.S. and Canada Masonic Relief Asso- 
ciation 258.90 

Expenses Grand Master's Conferences 92.30 

Canada Permanent Trust Company, re 

Securities 342.26 

Expenses Grand Lodge of Michigan 15.55 

Memorial Tributes 50.00 

Masonic Trials 14.50 

Expenses Dedication, Coboconk 12.20 

Grand Master's Commission re Windsor.... 189.03 



$ 29,747.51 



S6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Canadian Red Cross for U.S. Flood Relief 1,000. 00 
Canadian Red Cross for Southern Ontario 

Flood Relief 1,000.00 

Expenses Grand Master attending Grand 

Lodge of Scotland 1,000.00 

Gratuity Mrs. N 400.00 

Supervisor of Benevolence, R. B. Dargavel 4,000. 00 

Supervisor of Benevolence, Stenographer.. 300.00 
Supervisor of Benevolence, Travelling 

Expenses 911.82 

Chairman of Committee on Benevolence 

for Special Emergency Fund 500.00 



9,111.82 

$ 38,859.33 
Debentures purchased : 

$12,000.00 Prov. of Nova Scotia 12,000.00 

10,000.00 Hydro Electric Power 

Commission of Ontario 10,000.00 

Premium on above 350.00 

Accrued Interest 177.20 22,527.20 



61,386.53 
Benevolent grants 90,687.00 



$152,073.53 



MEMORIAL FUND 

CAPITAL ACCOUNT 

Summary of Receipts for the year ended May 31st, 1937 

Received from Lodges $ 127.00 

Debentures sold or matured: 

City of Hamilton $20,000.00 

Ont. Hydro Elect. Comsn 16,500.00 

Transferred from S.C. Fund 1,866.50 

38,366.50 

Premium on sale 976.25 

$39,469.75 



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87 



SEMI-CENTENNIAL AND MEMORIAL FUND 

REVENUE ACCOUNT 

Interest on Investment and Bank Account as per 

Detailed Statement $19,058.89 

Dom. of Can. War Loans $ 1,810.58 

Toronto General Trust Corporation... 1,621.61 

Canada Permanent Trust Company... 1,898.08 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp 232.50 

National Trust Company 618.50 

Township of Barton 110.00 

City of Calgary 45.00 

Canadian National Railways 1,250.00 

Township Etobicoke 706.73 

Village of Forest Hill 750.00 

City of Hamilton 1,034.11 

Town of Kincardine 50.00 

City of London 675.00 

Province of Manitoba 600.00 

Province of Ontario 2,825.00 

Town of Oakville 239.37 

City of Peterborough 709.36 

City of Saskatoon 600.00 

Province of Saskatchewan 420.00 

City of Toronto 825. 00 

Township of East York 279.46 

Township of York 43.22 

Hydro Electric Commission of Ontario 273 . 72 

Province of New Brunswick 805.00 

Bank Interest 18.43 

Town of Orillia 162.25 

Burrard Dry Dock 82.19 

Province of Nova Scotia 312.53 

St. John Dry Dock 61.25 

$19,058.89 



Accrued Interests Purchased previous year 
received back this year, Orillia 



17.75 




Acting Grand Secretary 



On motion of the Deputy Grand Master, seconded 
by R.W. Bro. B. G. Dixon the report of the Acting Grand 
Secretary was received and, adopted. 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada, in the 
Province of Ontario. 

I beg to report that I have completed the audit of the 
accounts of the Grand Treasurer and the Grand Secretary" 
of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada, in the 
Province of Ontario, for the year ended 31st May 1937, 
and submit for your approval the following Statements : 

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSE- 
MENTS, GENERAL ACCOUNT. 

DETAILED LIST OF GENERAL CHARGES. 

SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS, GENERAL 
ACCOUNT, as of 31st May, 1937. 

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSE- 
MENTS—MEMORIAL FUND. 

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSE- 
MENTS—SEMI-CENTENNIAL FUND. 

SCHEDULES OF INVESTMENTS OF THE COM- 
BINED MEMORIAL AND SEMI-CENTENNIAL 
FUNDS as of 31st May, 1937. 

Part One — Memorial Fund. 

Part Two — Semi-Centennial Fund. 

I have verified all Cash Receipts and Disbursements 
during the year with the Bank Vouchers and Statements, 
and did personally inspect and examine all Securities 
covering the Investments of General Fund and the 
combined Memorial and Semi-Centennial Funds, as at 
the close of 31st May 1937. 

In accordance therewith, I have attached my Cer- 
tificate to the Statements aforementioned. 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 

HARRY F. VIGEON, 

Chartered Accountant, 

Auditor. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 89 

REPORTS OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND 
MASTERS 

The reports of the thirty-five District Deputy Grand 
Masters were presented by the Acting Grand Secretary, 
and on motion of the Deputy Grand Master, seconded 
by the Acting Grand Secretary, the same were received 
and referred to the Board of General Purposes. 



ALGOMA DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: — 

I respectfully submit for your consideration my 
report as District Deputv Grand Master of Algoma 
District for the Masonic Year 1937-38. 

I thank sincerely the brethren of my own Lodge 
(Thunder Bay No. 618) for their confidence in selecting 
me as their nominee for this high and exalted position 
and I also thank the brethren of the other Lodges of the 
District for endorsing my selection which led to my sub- 
sequent election as District Deputy Grand Master. 

It is a challenge to any man to properly represent 
with suitable dignity and decorum, and to be the personal 
representative of the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master 
in particular, and Grand Lodge in general, and one cannot 
but accept this high office with a feeling of humbleness, 
mixed with pride at one's preferment. 

One cannot help but, in accepting this high office, 
think of the many good men and Masons that have pre- 
ceded him in the office, and of the mark that each one, 
in his own peculiar way, has made in the Masonic history 
and life of his District, and it is his duty — my duty to 
endeavour to measure up to the fine standards set by them, 
and to the self-sacrificing work which has helped to place 
Masonry where it is today. 



90 GRAND LODGE OF CAXADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Unable, for important business reasons, to attend 
Grand Lodge, I was installed on September 3rd., 1936, 
by Right Worshipful Brother W. H. Thornburrow. A 
large number of brethren were present. 

At this meeting I appointed Wor. Bro. H. B. Hardy 
as my Secretary and Wor. Bro. Rev. Canon F. H. Hincks 
as District Chaplain, and both graciously accepted the 
appointments. 

FALL ACTIVITIES 

During the fall months of 1936, 1 attended officially 
a number of important Masonic functions. 

October 17, 1936. I attended church parade in 
Fort William, the host Lodge being Fort William No. 
415, and the service being held in Wesley United Church. 

November 12th, 1936. I attended officially a 
memorial service held annually by Shuniah Lodge No. 
287. The speaker was Bro. Rev. Wm. Holmes and the 
attendance was very large. The service was dignified 
and impressive, and ably handled by Wor. Bro. Harold 
Stanworth and colleagues. 

December 3rd, 1936. I acted as Installing Master 
in|Thunder Bay Lodge No. 618, being assisted in the 
ceremony by Rt. Wor. Bros. McComb, Grant, Blanchard, 
Adams, Beyers, Maunder and Thornburrow, a large 
attendance being present. 

December 15th, 1936. Attended the Installation 
and Investiture of the Officers of Shuniah Lodge No. 287, 
and assisted in the Ceremony. Rt. Wor. Bro. Geo. 
Blanchard conducted the installation. 

December 28th, 1936. I attended the Installation 
and Investiture of the Officers of Fort William Lodge No. 
415. Rt. Wor. Bro. E. E. Wood conducted the installat- 
ion with a dignified solemnity. 

December 29th, 1936. I acted as Installing 
Master in Connaught Lodge No. 511 and was assisted 
by the Past Masters of the Lodge. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 91 

January 6th, 1937. I attended "Old Timers" 
Night," in Royal Lodge No. 453. This Lodge this year 
is celebrating its thirty-fifth anniversary as a Lodge. 

January 19th, 1937. I acted as Installing Master 
in Kaministiquia Lodge No. 584 and was assisted by Rt. 
Wor. Bros. McComb, Adams, Beyer, Grant and several 
Wor. Brethren. A large attendance was present. 

OFFICIAL VISITS 

Jan. 13-1937, Fort William Lodge, No. 415, Fort 
William. 

Feb. 2-1937, Shuniah Lodge, No. 287, Port Arthur. 

Feb. 15-1937, Connaught Lodge, No. 511, Fort 
William. 

March 3-1937, Royal Lodge, No. 453, Fort William. 

March 16-1937, Kaministiquia Lodge, No. 584, 
Fort William. 

April 1-1937, Thunder Bay Lodge, No. 618, Port 
Arthur. 

April 12-1937, Port Arthur Lodge, No. 499, Port 
Arthur. 

May 19-1937, Hornepayne Lodge, No. 636, Horne- 
payne. 

My official visits were always a source of great 
pleasure to me, always received with the utmost courtesy 
and hospitality and extended every honor due my posit- 
ion. At these meetings, I endeavoured as far as possible, 
to stress Masonic Education and N on- Employment. 
I also endeavoured at all times to have an address of 
interest to the brethren. I was assisted on two occasions 
by my secretary, Wor. Bro. Hardy and once by Bro. 
Rev. Andrew Johnson of St. Andrew's, Fort William. 
Referring to Masonic Education, all the Lodges in this 
District have given this matter their most earnest efforts, 
and have had some fine meetings featuring this subject. 



92 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Referring to unemployment, this matter has also 
been properly looked after, each Lodge endeavouring to 
see to it that it's own members were employed in some 
way or manner. The Lodges have been uniformly 
successful and good progress has been made along this 
line. 

Practically all the secretaries of the various Lodges 
are men of high masonic standing, and long experience, 
and as a consequence the books and records are in good 
order and will stand inspection at any time. 

In addition to my official visits, as enumerated, and 
my attendance at Installations and other special fun- 
ctions, I have attended a considerable number of meetings, 
regular and emergent, in order to see the work done in 
the various degrees, and I have nothing but praise. 
The work was dignified, impressive, and usually word 
perfect, or very nearly so. Some little quirks did creep 
in occasionally, due, no doubt, to nervousness on account 
of the District Deputy Grand Master being present and 
looking on. 

RIGHT WORSHIPFUL BRO. S. W. RAY 

Every Masonic District has its outstanding Masons, 
men of strength and purpose, men who refuse to be 
beaten by time or circumstance, men who well and truly 
laid the foundations of Masonry, men, through whose 
efforts we are enjoying the privileges of Masonry, as we 
have them today. Such a man and mason was Right. 
Wor. Bro. Ray. 

The "Colonel" as we love to call him (his military 
title by right) celebrated his 82nd, birthday on February 
16th., this year, and he is still attending Lodge. Giving 
his career in brief, he was made a member of Shuniah 
Lodge, No. 287 in March 1877, was installed Master in 
1879, District Deputy Grand Master in 1886, and was 
Principal Shuniah Chapter in 1880, for four years He 
organized Rhodes Preceptory, holding all offices, was a 
member of the Scottish Rite, and a life member of all 
these organizations. Always an active worker, he has 
given much to Masonry and has given unstintedly of 
his time, talents and money. Masonry in the Algoma 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 93 

District can never hope to repay Rt. Wor. Bro. Ray for 
his great service in the past. 

On February 16th, last, on his 82nd, birthday, 
Shuniah Lodge held a special meeting in his honour. A 
record attendance was present to do honour to the 
"Colonel." There was a candidate, and the "Colonel" 
took the Chair of King Solomon in the first part of the 
degree. The evening, and the very large attendance, was 
a wonderful tribute to the distinguished guest, and a night 
long to be remembered by all present, and Rt. Wor. Bro. 
Ray deserved every bit of it. 

On June 6th, 1937, a church parade was held 
by the Lodges in Port Arthur, Shuniah Lodge No. 287 
being host Lodge. A fine attendance was recorded, with 
about one hundred and fifty brethren marching. The 
services were held in St. Paul's United Church. 

DISTRICT MEETING 

Not having had an opportunity of holding a School 
of Instruction for the District, I sent out summons for 
a meeting of all Right and Very Wor. Brethren, 
Masters, Past Masters and Wardens. Fifty- two were 
present, a very good attendance. Every Lodge was well 
represented, including Hornepayne which sent two repre- 
sentatives, travelling 300 miles to be present. 

The interest at this meeting was keen and sustained. 
I personally spent an hour on the "Observations of a 
District Deputy Grand Master." Some controversial 
ritualistic matters were cleared. Some innovations were 
pointed out, and discussed. Slight differences in doing 
certain parts of the work were considered. Altogether, it 
was a very interesting hour spent, and all present derived 
some benefit. We also had a very fine address by Rt. 
Wor. Bro. A. C. Adams, on a selected masonic subject. 

At this meeting there were present seven P.D.D.G. 
M's and four Very Worshipful Brethren. The meeting 
ended with refreshments, and a fine spirit of friendship 
and fellowship prevailed. 



94 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RIGHT WORSHIPFUL BRO. WM. M. LOGAN 

Let me again voice the distress and regret of the 
Masons of this District when we received the news of 
Bro. Logan's death. Many of us knew him personally, 
and we were fully seized with his worth as a man and 
a Mason. It is men such as he that make us what we are. 
May his memory ever flourish in immortal green. 

FORT WILLIAM LODGE No. 415. 

• 
This Lodge is this year celebrating its 50th year as 
a Lodge, being instituted in 1887. The Lodge expects 
to have a proper celebration of the event this fall, and 
hopes that the Most Worshipful the Grand Master may 
be present. 

CLOSING 

In closing, I wish to thank my Secretary, Wor. Bro. 
H. B. Hardy for his faithful co-operation and company. 
I also wish to thank my Chaplain, Wor. Bro. Rev. Canon 
F. H. Hincks for his support and assistance whenever 
possible. His duties in church work made it impossible 
for him to attend many gatherings. Rightly, his church 
came first. 

• 
I also wish to thank the various Lodges for the fine 
spirit of friendliness and hospitality shown me upon all 
occasions, whether official or otherwise. To me it has 
been a most wonderful year. It has enlarged old friend- 
ships and made for me many new ones. In the beginning 
I said it was a challenge to a man. It is more than that. 
It is a great experience to be the personal representative 
of the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master in a Masonic 
District. It is something to remember always. 

Yours fraternally, 

AXEL H. KNUTSON 

D. D. G. M., Algoma District. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 95 

BRANT DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. [of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It gives me a great deal of pleasure to submit for 
your consideration my report on the condition of the 
Craft in Brant District for the past Masonic year. 

Allow me first of all to express my sincere apprec- 
iation of having had the honor of representing the Most 
Worshipful, the Grand Master in this District and to 
thank the brethren for the unfailing kindness and 
courtesy that was extended to me at all times. 

It has been my privilege to have officially visited 
every lodge once, and some a second or third time in an 
unofficial capacity during my term of office and I am 
able to report that after several lean years during which 
Masonry seemed to have been marking time, there 
is in evidence a gradual re-awakening of interest in the 
work of the Craft as shown by the number of applications 
being received and the splendid type of candidates 
presenting themselves for initiation. 

In eleven of the fourteen lodges, degrees were con- 
ferred on candidates in an exemplary manner by the 
Worshipful Master and his Officers ably assisted by the 
Past Masters. 

The remaining three lodges exemplified the opening 
and closing ceremonies in the three degrees of Craft 
Masonry and I have no hesitation in stating that, 
taken as a whole, the work of the various lodges was of 
a very high calibre and uniform in its presentation, there 
being an evident desire on the part of all the Masters and 
Officers to work in conformity with the wishes of Grand 
Lodge. Any criticism I had to offer was always of a 
constructive nature and I trust it was received in the 
same spirit that it was given. 



96 GRAND LODGE OF CAXADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

On all my visits to the various lodges there was a 
splendid attendance of members and visiting brethren 
and the reception accorded me on all occasions has fully 
demonstrated the high esteem in which the Most Wor- 
shipful the Grand Master and the Officers of Grand 
Grand Lodge are held. 

Harmony and good-will prevails throughout the 
District, the number of fraternal visits made between 
the Lodges being but an evidence of the desire on the 
part of the brethren to cement together the bonds of 
friendship and brotherly love. 

I would be remiss in my duties if no mention was 
made of the efficient manner in which the Secretaries 
of the Lodges carry on their work from year to year. 
They have been keenly alive to the necessity of reducing 
the amount of unpaid dues and by their zeal in this 
regard have greatly improved the financial condition of 
their lodge. 

Of all the splendid assemblies held during the year, 
the memory of my official visit to Reba Lodge on Febru- 
ary 12th, will ever be a happy one. 

The exemplification of the first degree upon two 
candidates with full musical ritual constituted the work 
of the evening and R. W. Bro. C. Blueman, D.D.G.M.— 
Wilson District and R. W. Bro. A. R. McFayden of 
Wellington District who had consented to inspect the 
lodge on my behalf, congratulated the Master and Offi- 
ers on the dignified and impressive manner in which the 
work was done, and it was a great satisfaction to me to 
see a son of mine, who was one of the candidates of the 
evening, received into my Mother Lodge on the 22nd 
anniversary of my own initiation. 

During the course of the evening, I had the pleasure 
of receiving a fine piece of silver suitably inscribed, 
which, needless to say, will be one of my most cherished 
possessions. 

The outstanding event of the year was held on 
Wednesday evening, May 5th, when the Most Worshipful, 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 97 

the Grand Master, A. J. Anderson, accompanied by a 
number of Grand Lodge Officers paid his official visit 
to Brant District. 

A reception was held in the Lodge room at 6 :30 p. m. 
after which the brethren adjourned to the banquet hall 
where the usual toasts were honoured, interspersed with 
several musical numbers. 

The rapt attention given to the address of the Grand 
Master was a distinct tribute paid to his many personal 
qualities and the high esteem in which he is held was 
further expressed when R. W. Bro. H. Tapscott, P.D.D. 
G.M. presented him with a beautiful piece of sterling 
silver on behalf of the brethren. 

On Sunday May 16th, a District Divine Service was 
held at Wesley United Church. Although the attendance 
was an improvement over the previous year, the lack of 
interest in such a service is to be deplored. As Masons, 
surely we can gather together at least once a year and by 
our presence show that love and respect which is due 
the Great Architect of the Universe. 

It is with a feeling of sincere regret that during the 
year the 'Grim Reaper' has visited many of our Lodges 
and among those who will be seen no more at any of our 
meetings is V. W. Bro. Franklin Smoke of St. Johns 
Lodge No. 82, a worthy brother beloved by all who knew 
him and who will not only be missed in his own lodge 
but by the community as well. Our sympathy is ex- 
tended to all those who have been bereaved. 

To the Officers of the Past Masters' and Wardens' 
Association for their interest in Masonic Education, to 
W. Bro. Scace, my District Secretary, who has been most 
zealous in the discharge of the duties of that office and 
also to the many brethren who accompanied me on all my 
visits, I desire to express my sincere appreciation. 

My fraternal visits have been a source of much in- 
spiration and have given me the opportunity of making 
a large number of new friends who will be among the 
most pleasant recollections of my year as D.D.G.M. 



98 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

and as I pass on to my successor the responsibility of 
office, I do so, feeling that he will receive the same co- 
operation and support which it was my privilege to 
enjoy. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 
J. A. Wedlake, 

D.D.G.M. Brant District. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 99 

BRUCE DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour of submitting my report on the 
condition of Masonry and the work in Bruce District, 
but first I wish to thank the Brethren of Bruce District 
for the honour conferred upon myself and Burns Lodge 
in electing me unanimously as representative of the Most 
Worshipful the Grand Master. 

My first official act was to appoint Wor.jBro. James 
W. Atchison of Burns Lodge as District Secretary, and 
Rev. Bro. John V. Mills, B.A., B. Th., of Saugeen Lodge, 
Walkerton, as District Chaplain, and Bro. J. A. Hay as 
District Organist, and Rt. Wor. Bro. R. C. McKnight of 
North Star Lodge, Owen Sound. I would like to extend 
to these brethren my sincere thanks for the assistance 
they gave me in the discharge of my duties. 

My Official visits were as follows: — 

October 30, 1936— Forest Lodge, No. 393, Chesley. 

November 16, 1936— Clifford Lodge, No. 325, 
Clifford. 

March 2, 1937— Cedar Lodge, No. 396, Wiarton. 

March 9, 1937— Saugeen Lodge, No. 197, Walkerton. 

April 13, 1937— St. Lawrence Lodge, No. 131, South- 
ampton. 

April 15, 1937— Port Elgin Lodge, No. 429, Port Elgin. 

April 19, 1937— Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 362, Tara. 

April 23, 1937— Aldworth Lodge, No. 235, Paisley. 

May 7, 1937 — Hanover Lodge, No. 432, Hanover. 

May 10, 1937— Harriston Lodge, No. 262, Harriston. 

May 11, 1937— Burns Lodge, No. 436, Hepworth. 

May 17, 1937— Moravian Lodge, No. 431, Cargill. 



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There was a good attendance at all meetings. I 
visited every lodge in the District once officially, and 
most of them twice making in all twenty visits. 

At most of my official visits one of the degrees was 
exemplified in a most creditable manner both to the 
Lodge and Bruce District. The Masters and Officers are 
very enthusiastic. 

The work is very uniform throughout the District, 
which speaks well for the efforts of the P.D.D.G.M's. 

The condition of Masonry in Bruce District is 
brighter that it has been for some time. There are not so 
many delinquents in dues, and many of the Lodges are 
receiving more applications for initiations. These add 
greatly to the financial position of the lodges under 
present economic conditions. I found all the lodges in 
good condition and carrying on loyally and efficiently. 

There has been little for me to criticize as the Officers 
take their obligations seriously and make adequate 
preparation for the efficient and dignified conduct of 
their several offices. 

The District Secretary who accompanied me on all 
my visits examined all books and records of each Sec- 
retary in the District and found everything in good 
condition. 

There were two outstanding events of the year. 
One was on my visit to Cedar Lodge when I was privileged 
to present a Long Service Medal to Wor. Bro. James 
Symons. The other was a reception and banquet tendered 
to Rt. Wor. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, Deputy Grand Master, 
which was held at Hanover. A sumptuous banquet was 
served by the ladies of the Baptist Church. Nearly every 
lodge in the District was represented. The Deputy Grand 
Master's address will long be remembered by those who 
had the opportunity of hearing him at this meeting. I am 
very grateful to Very Worshipful Bro. J. A. Ma gee for the 
great assistance given me. 

The District Divine Service was held on May 3 1st in 
Chesley, and was largely attended. The District 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 101 

Chaplain, Rev. Bro. John V. Mills, B.A., B. Th., of Knox 
Presbyterian Church, Walkerton, was the speaker and 
gave a wonderful sermon which was much enjoyed by all 
present. Bro. J. Hay was at the organ, and Masonic 
choir was under the direction of Very Worshipful Bro. 
J. A. Magee of Hanover. I am indebted to Bro. King 
of Harriston for the lovely solos rendered on that oc- 
casion. 

Finally may I close my report of the condition of 
Masonry in this District by expressing my deep and sin- 
cere appreciation of the splendid fraternal spirit and 
brotherly love which I have experienced throughout the 
whole of Bruce District. May I request that my suc- 
cessor receive the same kindness, courtesy, brotherly love, 
and good-will which it has been my good fortune to 
enjoy for the past year. 

Sincerely and fraternally submitted, 

W. F. Brown, 

D. D. G. M. Bruce District. 



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CHATHAM DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Can- 
ada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — 

I have the honour to present for your consideration 
my report on the condition and prospects of Masonry 
in Chatham District for the Masonic year which has 
just closed. 

Before proceeding with my report, permit me to 
express my sincere gratitude to the brethren of Chatham 
District for the honour conferred upon me and upon my 
mother Lodge, Kent Xo. 274, when they recommended 
me to be the representative of the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master in their district. 

Wor. Bro. J. Lee Gosnell of Kent Lodge at my 
request accepted the office of District Secretary. He 
inspected all the lodge books and records and informed 
me of the conditions as he found them, and to him for 
his untiring zeal for the "WEAL" of Masonry I wish to 
express my most sincere thanks. 

My official visits to the several lodges of the district 
were to me a great pleasure and a source of wonderful in- 
spiration. The fraternal greetings extended to me and the 
courtesy with which I was received in every lodge are 
to me, memories, that time can never efface. This, also, is 
true of the unofficial visits it was my privilege to make 
throughout the year to lodges both within and without 
Chatham District. 

I found the Masters and Officers of the several lodges 
business-like in the conduct of the affairs committed to 
their charge. The degrees are conferred with dignity 
and solemnity, thus leading to that true fraternal spirit 
which should always be found among Masons. It is 
indeed gratifying to me to be able to report that Masonry 
in Chatham District is in a very healthy condition, 
harmony and goodwill generally prevailing. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 103 

The Past Masters' Association under the able leader- 
ship of Rt. Wor. Bro. C. E. Clements did splendid work 
throughout the year by visiting many of the lodges and 
carrying on a campaign for uniformity in the work 
throughout the district, both in the conduct of the busi- 
ness of the lodges and in the conferring of the beautiful 
ritualistic work of the several degrees. I wish here to 
record my heartfelt thanks to Rt. Wor. Bro. Clements 
and to the Association for the wonderful aid and co- 
operation given me during the term. 

At my request the Educational Committee of 1935- 
36 under the capable leadership of Rt. Wor. Bro. Roy 
Boyes agreed to carry on, and with my predecessor in 
office, Rt. Wor. Bro. R. Dustin added to their number, 
did yeoman duty, when given the opportunity. To 
these brethren I am truly grateful for services well rend- 
ered. 

It was also my privilege to visit, on the invitation 
of the several District Deputies, lodges in both the St. 
Thomas and London Districts My reception in both 
districts was most cordial and are bright spots in a year 
of joyous endeavour. 

One outstanding visit of the year was to Elma Lodge 
No. 456, Monkton, Ont. On February 25th Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Ed. Worth of Chatham, accompanied by eight 
P.D.D.G.M's of Chatham District journeyed to Monk- 
ton, and with Rt. Wor. Bro. Worth in the Master's chair 
it was my very great pleasure to assist in raising to the 
third or sublime degree Bro. Wm. Worth, son of our 
esteemed brother and friend. 

I am very grateful for the reception accorded me by 
my Mother Lodge, Kent No. 274 — when I made my 
official visit there. At my request Rt. Wor. Clements of 
Victory Lodge, Chatham officiated for me. His com- 
ments and suggestions were most timely and valuable. 
This meeting was the last of my official visits and was 
marked by the largest attendance in the history of Kent 
Lodge of members and visitors from every lodge in Chatham 
District, as well as a large number of brethren from out- 
side districts. At this meeting I was presented with a 



104 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

beautiful six piece silver tea service, the gift of my 
Mother Lodge. Its presence in my home will serve to 
remind me of the loyalty and fraternal affection of my 
brethren. The splendid success of this meeting, to- 
gether with the expression of fraternal feelings from my 
brethren have hung upon the walls of Memory one of 
its most enduring pictures. 

Masonry in Chatham District, owing to the splendid 
work of my predecessors in office, to the Past Masters' 
Association, to the loyal support of the officers of the 
several lodges, and to the improvement in general con- 
ditions, is in a healthy state, giving promise of a bright 
future for the fraternity. 

The outstanding impression made upon me during 
the term is the importance of Harmony and Unity among 
the brethren. 

"In union there is strength". 
"It ain't the individual 

Nor the army as a whole 
But the everlastin' team-work 
Of every bloomin' soul." 

In conclusion, let me once again express my sincere 
gratitude to the brethren of Chatham District for their 
many kindnesses to me, and to bespeak for my successor 
in office the same kindly eo-operation and support. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 

Charles F. Mooney, 

D.D.G.M. Chatham District. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO. 1937 105 

EASTERN DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of The Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I present 
herewith the report of my term as District Deputy 
Grand Master of Eastern District. 

The honour of representing the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master is indeed a most enviable one. To the 
members of my mother lodge, Hawkesbury Lodge No. 
450, and of this District, for their confidence and loyal 
support in my election, and to the Most Worshipful, 
the Grand Master for his appointment I wish to express 
my sincere thanks. 

I had the honour of having associated with me during 
the year, Worshipful Bro. Alex Seay, as District Sec- 
retary, and Wor. Bro. Reverend Canon W. P. Garrett, 
as District Chaplain. Their assistance and considerate 
support was invaluable to me throughout my term. 
They, together with Wor. Bro. Wm. A. Jacob, master 
of my mother lodge, accompanied me on almost every 
trip throughout the District, and these associations 
were most enjoyable and leave many happy memories. 

The initial visit of my term of office was to Williams- 
burg Lodge Xo. 480 on September 24th. This lodge, 
while having considerable work outstanding did no 
degree work, but performed opening and closing in the 
three degrees in a very creditable manner. The sec- 
retary, Wor. Bro. A. M. Casselman, is a most faithful 
worker in his lodge. All lodge records, as well as financial 
condition were in excellent shape. It was interesting 
to note that both the Master and Senior Warden bear 
the honourable name of Whitteker. Williamsburg Lodge 
had the honour of having as D.D.G.M. in 1923-24 Rt. Wor. 
Bro. F. C. Whitteker. Evidently the good qualities of 
our late Rt. Wor. Bro. are manifest in his family. 



106 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The social part of the evening was particularly 
enjoyable, harmony and goodwill being much in evidence. 

The second visit was to Lancaster Lodge No. 207, 
where we were cordially received by Wor. Bro. M. A. 
McNeil and his officers. Here as at many other places 
there was no degree work, but in performing the opening 
and closing ceremonies the officers demonstrated their 
ability to properly handle their duties. This is one of 
the few lodges owning their own property, and they are 
to be commended on the appearance of their lodge room. 

This meeting was graced by a large number of 
visitors including Rt. Wor. Bro. J. C. MacFarlane of 
Cornwall and Rt. Wor. Bro. Dr. H. L. Cheney of Alex- 
andria, P.D.D.G.M's of this District. We missed Rt. 
Wor. Bro. C. A. Cattanach, P.D.D.G.M. so prominent 
in this lodge. 

October 8th was the date of our visit to Martintown 
Lodge No. 596, the baby lodge of the District, both as 
to age and membership. 

Unfortunately my visit was on the evening of the 
Provincial Ploughing Meet held in the Martintown dis- 
trict, which no doubt affected the lodge attendance. 
Nevertheless, we had a most pleasant evening together. 
No degree work was attempted but opening and closing 
ceremonies only. The Worshipful Master, Wor. Bro. 
D. K. McDougall, has a particularly easy and pleasing 
address, which adds greatly to the quality of his work. 
Bro. D. A. Ross has long been a most faithful and effici- 
•*at secretary. 

In Chesterville Lodge No. 320 on October 26th I 
witnessed the first degree work of my official visits. 
Wor. Bro. Eric. Casselman and his capable set of officers 
conferred the second degree in a manner which left 
nothing to be desired in the way of efficiency. 

In Rt. Wor. Bro. Dr. S. H. Hutt, P.D.D.G.M. they 
have not only an efficient secretary but one always alert 
in the interests of Masonry and who contributes much 
to the success of this lodge. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 107 

On October 28th we journeyed to Iroquois, Ont. on 
our visit to Friendly Brothers Lodge No. 143. Here we 
had the pleasure of witnessing the initiation ceremony 
ably handled by Wor. Bro. Clayton Tousaw and his 
regular staff of officers. 

Rt. Wor. Bro. H. Hamilton continues to exercise 
the same splendid influence in his lodge that was so 
apparent during his term of D.D.G.M. 

The first November meeting at Finch Lodge No. 
557 on November 5th was one of the outstanding events 
of the year. 

The work of the First Degree with Wor. Bro. George 
A McNaughton in the chair was particularly impressive. 
This was apparent by the very receptive attention shown 
by the candidate. The distinct and clear address of all 
the officers and the manner in which they performed their 
duties assures Finch Lodge of efficient Masters for some 
time to come. 

On November 13th we visited Maxville Lodge No. 
418 where a very warm welcome awaited us. 

This was the Annual Past Master's Night with Wor. 
Bro. Dr. Howard Munro in the chair. The work was the 
Third Degree and was of special interest as the candidate 
was a nephew of the presiding Master. 

The calibre of the work of the Past Masters was 
outstanding and indicated the high standard which 
enabled this lodge to win the award of $25.00 donated 
by Rt. Wor. Bro. W. M. Shepherd last year for the 
best degree work in the District. 

The oldest lodge of the District and our nearest 
neighbour, St. John's 21A of Vankleek Hill, Ont. was 
visited on November 24th. 

This lodge, formerly No. 159 of Irish record, was the 
last to surrender its Irish charter and join our present 
Grand Lodge. It is rightly proud of its history. 

At this meeting there was no degree work but we 
were favoured bv an address from Wor. Bro. Reverend 



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Wm. MacMorine on the "Volume of the Sacred Law" 
which was most interesting and instructive. 

The last visit of my fall term was to Cornwall Lodge 
No. 125 on December 28th. at the Annual Installation 
of Officers. 

Cornwall Lodge has the largest membership of the 
district and because of its central location many brethren 
from surrounding lodges were present. 

Contrary to the usual practice, the social part of 
the evening was held first, commencing with a banquet 
called at 6.45 p. m. followed by the usual toast list and 
entertainment. This arrangement worked splendidly 
as we were able to conclude the evening's proceedings 
in good time, especially to the advantage of those coming 
from a distance. Some of the lodge 6 *, who are in the habit 
of starting late and ending early might well copy their 
example. 

The visit to Cornwall Lodge will Jong remain as one 
of our most enjoyable evenings. 

The initial visit of my spring term was to Wales 
Lodge No. 458 on April 19th. 

At this meeting a Third Degree was conferred in a 
most creditable manner by the Wor. Master Wor. Bro. 
H. S. Feader ably supported by his father Wor. Bro. 
A. L. Feader in the Senior Warden's chair and the other 
regular officers. During the ceremony the Worshipful 
Master very graciously called upon Wor. Bro. C. G. 
Markell to obligate his son, the candidate of the evening. 

Wednesday April 21st Farran's Point Lodge No. 256 
at Aultsville was visited. 

At this meeting I had the pleasure of inspecting the 
work of the initiation ceremony as performed by the 
young officers of this lodge for the first time. Their work 
indicated that they were quite familiar with their re- 
spective duties and with the prospect of plenty to do in 
the future, indicated by the new applications, the future 
of this lodge is very bright. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 109 

Alexandria Lodge No. 439 was visited on April 27th. 

This lodge has been unfortunate in not having had 
any applications* for some time back and I fear that 
enthusiasm has somewhat waned among the members, 
which is to be regretted as this lodge has the facilities, 
in their own property, for a flourishing lodge. 

The officers showed themselves well skilled in the 
opening and closing ceremonies and as on other occasions 
I have been particularly impressed with the work of the 
Deacons. 

On Friday May 7th our meeting place was Excelsior 
Lodge No. 142, Moriisburg, which just recently celebrated 
their seventy-fifth birthday. 

This lodge has one of the most commodious and best 
equipped lodge quarters in the District. 

I had the pleasure of inspecting at this meeting the 
conferring of two Second Degrees. These degrees were 
most capably handled, military precision of the floor 
work was particularly pleasing. 

I had for some time been looking forward to the 
visit to Henderson Lodge No. 383 Winchester Ont., which 
was made on May 14th. The heartiness of our reception 
fulfilled our expectations and needless to say a most 
enjoyable evening was the result. 

Henderson Lodge has a very comfortable and beauti- 
ful lodge room, and an efficient set of officers under the 
leadership of Wor. Bro. H. G. Graham Worshipful 
Master and Wor. Bro. W. A. Rowat, Secretary. 

Contrary to what is the rule in most lodges the 
officers here are from the older members and thereby 
dignity is added to efficiency. The initiation ceremony 
was performed in a faultless manner and with an im- 
pressiveness which could not fail but leave its influence 
upon the candidate. 

On Empire Day May 24 we had the pleasure of 
visiting Plantaganet Lodge No. 186, Riceville and of 



110 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

renewing fraternal greetings with the members of this 
lodge whose company we have on frequent occasions 
learned to enjoy and appreciate. 

► 
Plantaganet Lodge is small numerically but what 
is lacking in membership is more than offset by those 
qualities which make for lasting good fellowship. 

This lodge is not blessed with many new members 
and no degree work was undertaken but the officers 
are nevertheless capable and efficient. 

The following evening, May 25th we visited Avon- 
more Lodge Xo. 452. 

The lodge meeting was confined to regular business 
and opening and closing in the three degrees under the 
able guidance of Wor. Bro. Dr. J. M. Pollock. Bro. Allan 
McKmnon is well-known in other masonic activities as 
well as secretary of Avonmore Lodge. 

The visit to Cardinal Lodge No. 491 on June 11th, 
marked my longest and last trip and it was fitting that 
the same excellency of degree work and fraternal inter- 
course experienced throughout the district be again 
exemplified. 

The social hour was full of those things which make 

"The cares that infest the day 
Fold their tents like the Arabs 
And as silently steal away." 

It was but fitting that I left the last and what I am 
pleased to term the best of my official visits for my mother 
lodge, Hawkesbury Lodge Xo. 450 on June 17th. 

In witnessing all and assisting in some of the nine 
initiations, seven passings and seven raisings performed 
during the year I have had ample opportunity of ap- 
preciating the calibre of the work in this lodge. I would 
not presume to voice their praise above that of the most 
excellent work of the district. Suffice it to mention that 
1 :st year we stood third in the District Competition. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 111 

At this meeting was presented the twenty-five 
dollar prize donated by Rt. Wor. Bro. W. M. Shepherd, 
Superintendent of Masonic Education last year, for 
efficiency in degree work. 

Rt. Wor. Bro. J. C. MacEarlane made the pre- 
sentation to the officers of Maxville Lodge No. 418. 
This prize is to be expended for educational purposes. 

On November 27th Excelsior Lodge, Morrisburg, 
celebrated their seventy-fifth anniversary. This meeting 
was attended by upwards of two hundred and fifty mem- 
bers of this and surrounding districts who joined to offer 
their congratulations to Excelsior Lodge. The banquet 
was followed by a most stirring address by Venerable 
Archdeacon Gower-Rees, of Montreal. Musical en- 
tertainment was furnished by the Chesterville quartette. 

On May 21st we had the distinct honour of having 
a visit from Most Wor. Bro. A. J. Anderson, Grand 
Master. 

This was one of the fine meetings of the year and the 
overflow gathering which met in the Cornwallis Hotel, 
Cornwall was repaid in the interesting and instructive 
address by our Grand Master. The Hawkesbury quar- 
tette very ably furnished the musical entertainment. 
Wor. Bro. A. E. Hall, Master of Cornwall Lodge, pre- 
sented an address from the Masters and Wor. Bro. 
Reverend Canon W. P. Garrett, District Chaplain, 
made a presentation of a sterling silver tray to our hon- 
oured guest on behalf of the District. 

This meeting was followed on June 2nd by a visit 
of Rt. Wor. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, Deputy Grand Master, 
to Williamsburg Lodge as guest speaker to members and 
ladies under auspices of this lodge. 

Maxville Lodge celebrated their fiftieth anniversary 
on June 11th at which meeting Senior and Junior Ward- 
ens chairs were presented to the lodge in honour 
of two of its charter members. 

My term was brought to a close on Sunday, June 20th, 
with a District Church Service in Trinity Anglican 



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Church, Hawkesbury. Wor. Bro. Reverend Canon W. P. 
Garrett conducted the service with Venerable Arch- 
deacon Gower-Rees as special speaker. 

I must commend the practice of attending divine 
service in a body at least once a year. It is good that we 
declare our allegience to those things which stand for all 
that is best in life. 

I note with pleasure that many lodges devote a 
definite period of each meeting to report sickness or 
distress within its jurisdiction and take definite steps 
in reference thereto. One lodge appoints a special com- 
mittee each month from members best situated to attend 
to such cases. This practice might well be extended to 
other lodges. 

Once again might I commend to all a careful con- 
sideration of the important question of lodge room vent- 
ilation. 

In conclusion may I again express my appreciation 
of the assistance, kindness and courtesy extended to me 
by every member of the district which has helped to make 
this year the brightest spot in my life and, I hope, for 
the District. 

I have in my humble way faithfully tried to discharge 
the duties of my office. May I bespeak for my successor 
the same kindly consideration, loyalty and support as 
given me. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

Geo. A. Cass, 

D.D.G.M. Eastern District. 



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FRONTENAC DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

In submitting my report on the condition of Mason- 
ry in the Frontenac District, may I begin by suggesting 
that a form be prepared for distribution to the incoming 
District Deputies, giving a fairly full account of all the 
duties which they are expected to discharge. As matters 
stand at present, the holder of this office gradually picks 
up, rather at hap-hazard, from his predecessors some 
idea of what these duties are ; if he belongs to a country 
Lodge, this information is often meagre and hard to get 
at. Further he may consult the very varied reports 
printed in the Proceedings of Grand Lodge. Then to- 
wards the end of his term of office he is probably sur- 
prised to receive from the Grand Secretary a request 
for information, which he should have been acquiring 
from the beginning. I may add that my predecessors 
with whom I have discussed this matter, are agreed that 
this would be a helpful innovation. 

Next I would express my thanks and gratitude to 
all the Masons of this District, first of all for recom- 
mending me to this somewhat onerous office, and then 
for the very cordial welcome they gave me wmerever I 
went; at times the warmth of this welcome proved 
embarrassing. 

Two things rendered the office somewhat onerous: 
the lateness of the hour at which often came the final 
toast — perhaps followed by a drive of 50 or 60 miles 
home. It is a pity that many Lodges believe that a 
successful meeting means a late one; some of the older 
members are probably kept away. It was therefore a 
pleasure to visit Simpson Lodge, No. 157 at Xewboro, 
for in that village the electric current is always turned 
off at midnight sharp. The second reason is that one 
felt that the burden of representing the Grand Master, 
even half adequately, was rather overwhelming — this 



114 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

complicated by the exhilarating but trying experience 
of being asked a number of questions — some of them 
unanswerable — on the ritual, jurisprudence and symbol- 
ism of the Craft. It was at this point that the presence 
of my predecessors in office stood me in good stead. 

I therefore would express my appreciation of the 
assistance and encouragement given me by the past 
D.D.G.M.'s of this District, of whom I would like to 
name R. War. Bros. J. A. McRae, H. Milne and M. G. 
Johnston. It is difficult to exagerate the stimulating 
and steadying influence of the Past Officers of Grand 
Lodge. I record in this conection the exemplification 
of the Second Degree by past D.D.G.M's of this District 
held in May in Victoria Lodge, No. 299, at the suggestion 
of R. Wor. Bro. H. A. Carscallen, who was responsible 
for all the arrangements; one of the chairs was taken 
by a Mason, who served as D.D.G.M. forty one years 
ago, R. Wor. Bro. G. A. Aylesworth, and we had the 
privilege of being criticised by M. W. Bro. W. S. Her- 
rington. I hope that the precedent thus set for this 
District will be continued in the years to come, since such 
a meeting, pleasant in itself, serves the double purpose 
of Lodge of Instruction and a re-union of the past 
officers of Grand Lodge. 

We had the great privilege of welcoming the M. W. 
the Grand Master on the occasion of his official visit 
on the 29th of April. To meet and greet him over 250 
brethren, some coming 40 or 50 miles, assembled in the 
wonderfully adequate Lodge Room of the Masonic 
Temple in Kingston, and there they were richly rewarded 
by words of wisdom, wit and encouragement, as well as 
by a vivid picture of the meeting of the Grand Lodge of 
Scotland. The day that the Grand Master gave out 
of his fife to this District was not lost. 

Into the details of my official visits I shall not go; 
I visited each of the 18 Lodges at least once, and, in all 
but two, saw a degree exemplified, in accordance with 
my expressed request. I would prefer to report on 
certain points as regards the Craft in this District, 
which is fairly typical, as it is composed in part of town 
(7) and in part of country Lodges (11). 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 115 

Speaking generally conditions are excellent and 
encouraging; a real attachment to the Craft and to its 
teaching is manifest, particularly in the country dis- 
tricts; renewed enthusiasm is shown almost everywhere. 
One notes that in the majority of Initiations it is not the 
young who are joining the Order ; personally I am of the 
opinion that this is a good thing for the Craft, if not for 
Society; the mature man rarely falls away. 

The work, save for two rather noteable exceptions, 
is well done, better than might be expected from the 
small number of degrees conferred in most of the Lodges 
during the past few years. There is however room for 
improvement, and one may suggest two means: (1) 
Inter-Lodge visits should become more and more the 
general practice; unfortunately this is not too easy in 
a number of cases, owing to the long distances to be 
covered; (2) the practice of "emulation" working teams, 
as found in the G. L. of England. 

The attendance is only fair; in the larger centres 
of population it is actually disappointing; obviously 
there are too many counter-attractions. It is better in 
the country Lodges, some of which report an average 
attendance of one third of the total membership. 

On the financial side matters on the whole are not 
too bright. A number of Lodges are still struggling with 
mortgages, and are not reducing them. All have the 
problem of unpaid dues, and, until Grand Lodge gives a 
real lead, will continue to vary greatly in their handling 
of the problem. That it is a problem will be seen from 
two examples : one Lodge with a membership of less than 
100 has $417.00 unpaid dues, while another, larger one, 
has $1600.00 on its books uncollected. Much depends 
on the energy and tact of the Secretary. The financial 
situation has its repercussions. One wonders whether 
in all cases sufficient insurance is carried. One wonders 
and one marvels at the enthusiasm as well as loyalty 
of some of the country brethren, who meet and work 
in what at first sight appear most inadequate quarters; 
yet these Lodges usually have the highest percentage of 
attendance. 



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Masonic education is progressing only very slow- 
ly; to be really successful it must originate in the Lodge 
and not depend entirely on outside speakers ; a talk must 
be brief and must evoke discussion. But it is often dif- 
ficult to induce a member, even if he has the knowledge 
and ability, to speak or read a paper. Every Lodge 
therefore should have its own Committee to persuade 
members to take the floor. Three Lodges deserve special 
mention in this connection: Leeds No. 201, Victoria 
No. 299 and Lome No. 404. It is disappointing to note 
how very few Lodges have paid any notice to frequent 
requests, from various quarters, to print regularly in their 
Summons information about the Grand Lodge library 
and the possibility of borrowing books. Only three 
Lodges complied with this request during the year. One 
wonders whether the extra cost of printing is regarded 
as a sufficient excuse. 

In regard to benevolence it is very difficult to speak, 
for it is only the Lodges themselves that know the exact 
circumstances of their members; the returns from the 
Lodges show that, with one exception very little indeed 
is distributed in this way. 

The Association of Masters and Wardens, which in 
many Districts is such a live and valuable organization, 
has for years been of little use in this District. An earnest 
endeavour is now being made to put life into it by pro- 
viding a really interesting and instructive programme, 
of which notice will be given, and probably by calling 
it together at least twice each year. 

I have heard a certain amount of criticism from 
Ministers of different Churches about Masonic funerals; 
they regret that there seems to be a growing tendency 
to have the Masonic service take the place of that of the 
Church; there seems to be some justice in this criticism. 

A last point of criticism : it seems almost a hope- 
less task to prevent the designation of the social hour 
as the Fourth Degree appearing in many of the summons. 
This pernicious habit seems ineradicable. 

As I draw near the end of this Report I wish to 
thank in no uncertain terms my District Secretary, Wor. 



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Bro. H. Edgar, who has made many of my paths very 
pleasant. So in conclusion I look back to the past year 
with unmixed pleasure. It has enlarged the boundaries 
of my Masonic acquaintance — a rare privilege, and has 
broadened my Masonic understanding and sympathy — 
to my own great profit. My one regret is that I have 
fallen short of the ideals that I set before me at the outset ; 
for things undone or badly done, I proffer my apologies. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

P. G. C. Campbell 

D.D.G.M. Frontenac District. 



118 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

GEORGIAN DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : 

First let me take this opportunity to once again 
thank the brethren of Georgian District for the honour 
they conferred upon me and my mother Lodge (Kerr No. 
230) in electing me to be their representative of Most 
Worshipful, the Grand Master and to the Most Worship- 
ful, the Grand Master in confirming the same. As I 
am making this report the many very pleasant visits I 
have made, the courtesies I have received and the acts 
of kindness shown by the members to myself and to 
those brethren who accompanied me on my visits leave 
an impression on my mind I will never forget and I hope 
I will ever be grateful for. 

My first official duty was to appoint Wor. Bro. 
Herbert G. Robertson of Corinthian No. 96 as District 
Secretary and Bro. Rev. E. E. Long of Corinthian No. 
96 as District Chaplain. Wor. Bro. Robertson accom- 
panied me on every official visit but one and on that occasion 
his official duties as Mayor of Barrie occupied his evening. 
Wor. Bro. Robertson fulfilled his duties as Secretary 
in an efficient and capable manner and also was a valuable 
asset at all functions by giving addresses on timely 
subjects which were always well received by those breth- 
ren present. Bro. Long, a busy Pastor of a large con- 
gregation gave me all the assistance he was able and his 
his splendid address at Midland will not be soon for- 
gotten by those privileged to hear him on that occas- 
ion. I desire to express my appreciation to both these 
brethren for their services. 

My next duty was to select supervisors of Masonic 
Education and I selected the following brethren: 

Rt. W. Bro. H. W. Whipps, Collingwood; Rt. W. Bro. 
L. E. Gosselin, Vic. Harbor; W. Bro. Dr. R. S. Ives, 
Stavner; V. W. Bro. W. L. Nichol, Beeton; W. Bro. P. C. 



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Patmore, Orillia; W. Bro. H. G. Robertson, Barrie; 
R. W. Bro. W. M. Lee, Alliston; 

These brethren, with the exception of W. Bro. P. C. 
Patmore, who, shortly after accepting the work assigned 
to him, was laid aside through illness though now happily 
recovered, discharged their duties faithfully and well 
and I desire to express to one and all my thanks and the 
thanks of the brethren. 

My first official visit was to Karnack Lodge No. 
492, Coldwater, on Thursday, November 5th, 1936. 
The Second Degree was conferred in a splendid manner. 
W. Bro. C. Eplett and W. Bro. M. Millard were presented 
with Past Masters' Jewels by myself. 

Monday, November 9th, 1936, found us at Seven 
Star No. 285 Alliston. Accompanied by Wor. Bro. 
Smith Kain, Bro. Rev. Long and Bro. McLellan and my 
Secretarv, all from Barrie; R. W. Bro. Hon. Dr. Simpson, 
W. Bro. Pease, R. W. Bro. G. D. Keefe, R. W. Bro. L. 
Lane, W. Bro. Darcy Gauley from Toronto. The Third 
Degree was conferred in a splendid manner. I had the 
honour of presenting V. W. Bro. T. E. Reynolds, Grand 
Steward with his official regalia, a gift from his mother 
Lodge. 

On Monday, December 28, 1936, I attended the 
installation of officers of Corinthian Lodge No. 96, Barrie 
and assisted R.W. Bro. Cowan to install W. Bro. J.Hodges 
as Worshipful Master. A splendid time was had by all. 

On Wednesday, December 30, 1936, I attended the 
Installation of officers of Orillia Lodge No. 192 and as- 
sisted R. W. Bro. Dr. Kirpatrick to install Bro. Doolittle 
as Worshipful Master. Bro. Dr. Kain of Golden Fleece 
Lodge gave an excellent address on the "Three Lesser 
Lights" which was very much enjoyed by all. 

On Wednesdav, Januarv 20th, 1937, accompanied by 
R. W. Bro. Truman Williams, a Past D.D.G.M. of 
Muskoka District, and my secretary, I journeyed to 
Victoria Lodge No. 470, Victoria Harbour. A Third 
Degree was worked in excellent manner after which Bro. 
James Poppelton and another brother whos^ name I did 



120 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

not get, gave two splendid talks along the lines of Masonic 
Education. W. L. Bro. Fleming, the Master, is to be 
congratulated not only on the excellence of his own work 
but that of his officers. A sumptuous lunch prepared 
by the ladies was enjoyed by all. R. W.Bro. Truman 
Williams was the guest speaker on the "Ideals of Mason- 
ry." 

Monday, January 25, 1937, I visited Spry Lodge No. 
385 Beeton, accompanied by my secretary. The First 
Degree was conferred after which R. Wor. Bro. R. W. 
Lee gave a wonderful address on the "Perfect Ashlar." 

On Monday, February 1, 1937, I made my official 
visit to Caledonia Lodge No. 249, Midland. There 
being no regular work and the Bro. Wm. McGill being 
absent through illness I. P.M. Bro. Flowers was in the 
East. I requested the Master to open and close in three 
degrees which he did in a creditable manner. Bro E. E. 
Long, guest speaker, spoke on "Masonic Creed" which 
was very much appreciated. 

Thursday, March 4, 1937, I made my official visit 
to Georgian Lodge, No. 348, Penetanguishene. We 
were received by W. Bro. W. T. Manson. There being no 
work I had the W. M. open and close the Lodge in the 
Third Degree and the Junior Warden, Bro. C. H. Long, 
gave the Junior Warden's lecture. The work was well 
done and the Junior Warden's work was as near perfect 
as it was humanly possible to be. R. W. Bro. A. W. Smith 
gave a wonderful address on the subject of "Doors" which 
was much enjoyed and a splendid time was had by all. 

On Tuesday, March 9th, 1937, I visited Manito 
Lodge No. 90, Collingwood. The Master Mason Degree 
was conferred on two candidates by W. Bro. H. Stalker 
and his able staff of officers. W. Bro. H. G. Robertson 
was the guest speaker to take the place of Bro. Rev. L- 
Pickering. Bro. Robertson spoke on opportunities in 
Masonry and his address was not only instructive but 
pleasing and was well received. 

Tuesday, March 23, 1937, I made my official visit 
to Minerva Lodge No. 304, Stroud, accompanied by 
many visiting brethren from Barrie. I was received by 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 121 

W. Bro. Herb. Black who with his officers gave a splendid 
example of the work of the First Degree. Bro. W. R. Me- 
Vittie was our guest speaker and also assisted in a splen- 
did sing song. The subject of his address was the 
"Origin of Masonry". 

Friday, April 2nd, I made my official visit to Orillia 
Lodge No. 192, accompanied by R. W. Bro. Dr. Shortt 
and my secretary. On arriving at the Lodge Room and 
being officially received, the work of the Master Mason 
Degree was conferred in an excellent manner. We were 
delighted to meet at this meeting W. Bro. R. J. Sander- 
son, a veteran of fifty years, who was able to take part 
in the work. R. W. Bro. Dr. Shortt gave a splendid ad- 
dress on the "Ideals of Masonry" which was much en- 
joyed. 

Tuesday, April 6th I joined with Simcoe Lodge, 
Bradford, in doing honour to our Grand Master, Most W. 
Bro. A. J. Anderson. Several brethren from Georgian 
District were pre ent. All report a splendid time and a 
meeting of encouragement and inspiration. 

Tuesday, April 13th. Accompanied by R. W. Bro. 
T. J. Williams and my secretary, I visited Earl Kitchener 
Lodge No. 538 at Port McNichol of which Wor. Bro. 
F. A. Vail is the Worshipful Master. As there was no 
work I had the lodge raised to the third and closed down. 
The officers showed themselves proficient in their work. 
R. W. Bro. L. E. Gossling was our guest speaker and gave 
us an excellent address on the Ideals of Masonry. 

Monday, April 19th. Accompanied by R. W. Bro. 
T. Williams and our secretary, I visited Nitetis No. 444 
of Creemore where we were cordially received by Wor. 
Bro. A. Dodsworth. V. Bro. W. L. Nicholl of Beeton 
was our guest speaker on the subject "The Ancient Land- 
marks". 

Monday, April 26th, we visited Tottenham Lodge 
No. 467. With me was W. Bro. Rev. W. McDonald and 
our secretary. I was received by Wor. Bro. Allan McLean. 
Bro. McLean and his officers exemplified the Third Degree 
in an efficient and impressive manner. W. Bro. Rev. 



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McDonald was guest speaker on "My impressions of 
Masonry", a splendid subject and much appreciated. 

Tuesday, April 27. We visited Northern Light 
Lodge, No. 266 of Stayner. On this occasion I was accom- 
panied by R. W. Bro. T. Williams and my secretary. We 
were received by Wor. Bro. N. W. Evans. The Second 
Degree was conferred with accuracy and precision. Wor. 
Bro. H. G. Robertson was the guest speaker and his 
subject "Present Day Ideals in Masonry" was very 
instructive. 

Tuesday, May 4th, found us visiting Pythagoras 
Lodge, No. 137, at Meaford. I was accompanied by R. 
W. Bro. T. Williams and my secretary. I was received by 
R. W. Bro. Wm. V. Brown who took a great pleasure 
in showing all round a new renovated and redecorated 
Lodge Room. They are to be congratulated upon the 
splendid home they are now able to enjoy. A First 
Degree was well exemplified. 

Thursday, May 6th, I made my official visit to the 
two Barrie Lodges, Corinthian, No. 96 and Kerr, No. 
230. I had requested R. W. Bro. G. S. Dudley of Midland 
to be the inspecting officer. The work of the First Degree 
was conferred in an excellent manner. This being my 
own Lodge, I was right royally received. We were very 
fortunate in having R. W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, Deputy 
Grand Master, as our guest of honour and the reception 
he received both in the Lodge Room and at the Banquet 
was cordial and enthusiastic. He gave us a wonderful 
address on the "The Seven Ages of Masonry". 

Friday, May 7th, found us making our official visit 
to Coronation Lodge No. 466, Elmvale, where we were 
officially received by W. Bro. C. E. Dutcher and his 
officers who worked a First Degree in a splendid manner. 
This Lodge, having been instructed and called Coronation, 
they carried out the tradition of their name by having 
everything along coronation hues, decorations, music, etc. 
Bro. W. R. McVittie was our guest speaker. 

Cookstown, Tuesday, May 11th. We visited 
Manitoba Lodge, No. 236, Cookstown. We were received 
by Wor. Bro. G. L. Davis and his officers. The work of 



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the First Degree was done in excellent form and it was my 
privilege to present Wor. Bro. W. J. Scott, with a Past 
Master's Jewel. Wor. Bro. Dr. Ives of Stayner was the 
speaker and his subject was "The Altar and the place 
in Masonry". 

Tuesday, May 25, found me making my last official 
visit and it was at Beaver Lodge, No. 234, Thornbury, 
where we were received by Wor. Bro. W. J. Kennedy 
and his officers who worked a Second Degree in a splendid 
manner. R. W. Bro. T. Williams who had accompanied 
me, spoke on my behalf in reply to the toast to the Grand 
Master and our Secretary gave a short address on Mason- 
ry and its place in the Universe. 

In conclusion I desire to express my thanks to all 
Past and Present Grand Lodge officers and to the officers 
of all the Lodges for the very many courtesies I have 
received at their hands. I am very specially indebted 
to my Secretary for the very able and willing way he 
always assisted me when called upon and I do thank him. 

To my successor I can only say that he will find 
all the Lodges in this District in first class shape and I 
know he will have the same hearty support and co- 
operation I have had. 

Sincerely and fraternally submitted, 

J. W. MERRICK 

D.D.G.M. Georgian District. 



124 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

GREY DISTRICT 

To The Most Worshipful, The Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada in The Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

In presenting this report, I desire to place on record 
my sincere appreciation and gratitude to the brethren . 
of Grey District for the honour conferred when they 
elected me as District Deputy Grand Master, and to 
The Most Worshipful, The Grand Master in so kindly 
confirming their selection. 

For the co-operation extended to me during my term 
of office by the Masters, Past Masters, officers, and 
members, together with my predecessors in office, to 
all of them I extend my sincere thanks. The true spirit 
of Masonry was amply exemplified to me by the many 
kind messages of sympathy sent from every part of the 
District, when on Aug. 11th. 1936 I was bereaved of my 
very dear mother. My thanks are extended to the breth- 
ren for the comfort their kind messages brought to me 
at that time. 

My first official duty was to appoint Wor. Bro. 
R. G.Giffen as District Secretary and Bro. C.F.Mcintosh 
M.A.B.D. of Orangeville as District Chaplain. Wor. Bro. 
Giffen accompanied me on all my visits, and performed 
his duties in a very efficient manner. Bro. Alclntosh 
conducted the district church service which was held in 
Mount Forest on Sunday June 27th. 1937. To Bros. 
Giffen and Mcintosh I extend my sincere thanks for 
their assistance during the year. 

Masonry in Grey District is in good hands. The work 
of the masters and junior officers has been of a very high 
standard. It has been my privilege to witness the work 
in the several degrees, and I have been greatly impressed 
by the able manner in which the work has been exempli- 
fied. For several years there has been a scarcity of 
candidates. This condition was common throughout the 
whole province. However in Grey District this year all 
the lodges have had candidates, and the point that has 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 125 

impressed me most is the type of brother being accepted. 
The lodges seem to be looking more to quality than to 
numerical strength. Most of the new members are young 
men, and if the' lodges can only impress them with the 
importance of their masonic duties, and keep them inter- 
ested there will be no fear for the future of Masonry in 
this District. 

Unfortunately Masonic Education in Grey District 
has not had the attention that this important branch 
of our work deserves. Some of the lodges have been 
very active in the past while others seem to be indifferent. 
In the past few years it has been the custom to appoint 
two or three supervisors to take charge of this work. 
This year I approached the lodges with the suggestion 
that they appoint a qualified brother to take 
charge of the work in his lodge. In a district such as this 
where most of the lodges are isolated during the winter 
months it has been hard to make much progress along 
this line, and the work of the supervisors has not been 
easy. All the lodges, with the exception of two, appointed 
a brother for this work. Each lodge feels the responsibility 
which is now theirs, and judging from my observations 
during my visits, and from the lodge notices received 
by me, Masonic Education in Grey Eistrict is receiving 
the attention that it deserves. The younger members 
are becoming interested and in some cases actually taking 
part in the work. My thanks are extended to all the 
brethren who gave so liberally of their time and talent. 
It is only by the efforts of these brethren that the work 
of Masonic education will make satisfactory progress. 

My first appearance as District Deputy Grand 
Master of Grev District was at the lodge of mv adoption 
St. Alban's No. 200 on Sept. 25th, 1936. This meeting 
was in the form of a reception to me. It was my happy 
duty at this meeting to present, on behalf of the lodge, 
Past Master's Jewels to Wor. Bros. R. W. Gardiner and 
R. Galbraith, two faithful members who have given long 
service to the Craft in this community. 

My first official visit of inspection was made to Prince 
Arthur Lodge No. 333 Flesherton, on Oct. 13th. 1937. 
Wor. Bro. Down and his capable staff of officers ex- 
emplified the Master Mason's Degree to my entire sat- 



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isf action. The condition of Masonry in this lodge is 
good, and several of the members are taking an active 
part in Masonic Education. I also attended the Jubilee 
Celebration at which Rt. Wor. Bro. Dunlop, Deputy 
Grand Master, was the guest speaker. 

On Monday Oct. 26th, 1936, I paid my official visit 
to Dundalk Lodge No. 449, Dundalk. A good delegation 
of visitors was present at this meeting. The E. A. Degree 
was exemplified by the Master, Wor. Bro. Mclntyre, 
and his staff of officers in a very creditable manner. This 
lodge has been active in Masonic Education and has 
a small library. Wor. Bro. Marshall is in charge of 
this work, and is receiving the support and co-operation 
of the brethren. In addition to my address on our 
masonic duties Rt. Wor. Bros. Aiken and Colgan also 
gave instructive talks during the social hour. The 
brethren of Dundalk Lodge have no financial difficulties 
and the secretary has an excellent set of books. 

Friday, Nov. 6th, 1936, was the occasion of my next 
visit which was to Lome Lodge No. 377, Shelburne. 
The Master, Wor.Bro.Corbett and his very capable staff 
of officers initiated a candidate into the mysteries of 
Masonry in a very impressive manner. The records 
of the lodge are kept in excellent order. Wor. Bro. Foster 
is in charge of Masonic Education, and I feel sure the 
brethren will benefit greatly by the efforts of a brother 
so well qualified. 

My next official visit was to Durham LodgeNo.306, 
Durham. Wor. Bro. Irwin and officers assisted by 
Rt. Wor. Bro. H. Kress exemplified the F. C. Degree 
in a very impressive manner. It was my very pleasant 
duty at this meeting to present on behalf of the lodge 
a Past Master's Jewel to Wor. Bro. Alder. Durham 
Lodge is to be congratulated on a loyal staff of Past 
Masters. The financial position of the lodge is very 
satisfactory. In Wor. Bro. Moffat the lodge has a 
very efficient secretary. Freemasonry in Durham 
is in excellent hands, and Masonic Education is in charge 
of Rt. Wor. Bro. Dr. Grant. 

On Nov. 11th, 1936, I paid my official visit to the 
oldest lodge in Grey District, St. George's Lodge No. 88, 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 127 

Owen Sound. A candidate was duly passed to the F. 
C. Degree in a very able manner under the direction 
of Wor. Bro. R. McKeen, the genial Master. My sec- 
retary in his report stated that the financial position 
of the lodge was very satisfactory, and the records 
of the lodge were in good order. The toast to Grand 
Lodge was proposed by Rt. Wor. Bro. Carson. In reply, 
as has been my custom at all my meetings, Masonic 
Education has been the topic of my address, reminding 
the brethren of the duties we owe to this great brother- 
hood. 

On Nov. 26th, 1936, 1 journeyed to the extreme south 
end of the District where my inspection of Wellington 
Lodge, Erin, was made. The Master and officers opened 
the lodge in the three degrees. Wor. Bro. Nodwell 
gave a short talk in the lodge room on the activities 
in Masonic Education for the year. I also made an un- 
official visit to this lodge on June 17th, 1937, as I felt 
this was necessary before making a complete report. 
On this occasion I found the work much improved. 
Several candidates have been received and the prospects 
of the lodge are bright. 

My first visit of the spring took me again to Owen 
Sound to make my official inspection of North Star Lodge 
No. 322 on April 8th, 1937. The Master, Wor. Bro. 
Capel and his very able staff of officers exemplified the 
M.M. Degree in a very creditable and impressive manner. 
I feel sure after seeing the work of the Owen Sound 
brethren that Masonry in this part of Grey District 
is in very capable hands. I was greatly impressed with 
the work of the candidate during his examination. The 
type of man entering the portals of Masonry is of a 
very high standard. My address to the brethren was 
on the teachings of the north east corner. Wor. Bro. 
Dunlop, a brother of our Deputy Grand Master, is in 
charge of Masonic Education in North Star Lodge and 
has achieved much success in this important branch 
of our work particularly among the younger members. 
They have a very capable secretary and the financial 
standing is satisfactory. 

Tuesday, April 20th, 1937, was the occasion of my 
visit to Prince Arthur Lodge No. 334. The Master, 



128 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Wor. Bro. Pinder, who is a son of a P.D.D.G.M. of this 
District was in charge of the work. The EA. degree was 
exemplified with full musical ritual. A very happy 
social hour was spent at the close of the lodge work, 
at which time I addressed the brethren on some of the 
duties they owe to the Craft, particularly that disting- 
uishing characteristic of a Freemason's heart, charity. 
In Very Wor. Bro. Hardman the lodge have a very loyal 
and efficient secretary. 

My next visit was to my own lodge St.Alban's Xo. 
200, Mt. Forest, on Friday April 23rd, 1937. The occasion 
was naturally a very happy one for me, as the largest at- 
tendance in the history of the lodge was present to 
receive the representative of the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master. The Master, Wor. Bro. Giffen and his 
officers exemplified the E. A. degree on a very splendid 
candidate. At the close of the degree work after giving 
the brethren the usual instructions I called on Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Kress of Durham to make the criticism of the degree 
work. Bro. Kress expressed pleasure at having this 
honour, and paid many glowing tributes to the work. 
The work of the Master, who took the entire work of 
the degree, came in for special mention as did the work 
of the Junior Warden and Junior Deacon. In Wor. Bro. 
G. F. S. LeWarne the lodge have a splendid secretary. 
Owing to the limited space in the lodge room the banquet 
was held in the Anglican Parish Hall, where the ladies had 
provided for the wants of the inner man. My address 
to the brethren was on the lessons of the north east corner. 

On Monday. May 3rd, 1937, Scott Lodge Xo. 421, 
Grand Valley, was visited. The Master, Wor. Bro. Watson 
and his staff of officers exemplified the Third Degree in 
a manner that showed very careful preparation. It has 
been my privilege to witness many splendid degrees but 
I would like to pay special mention to the work of Scott 
Lodge. A short question period followed the degree 
work. Rt. Wor. Bro. Dr. Burwick is in charge of Masonic 
Education and good progress is being made. The financial 
condition of Scott Lodge is very good, and it is fortunate 
in having V. Wor. Bro. Hardy as its secretary, keeping 
a splendid set of books. 



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My next visit was made to Harris Lodge No. 216, 
Orangeville, on May 11th, 1937, the eve of the Coronation. 
Th^ Master, Wor. Bro. Moon and his efficient staff 
of officiers passed a candidate to the Second Degree to 
my entire satisfaction. Harris Lodge is to be congratulat- 
ed on the splendid way it presents the work. At the 
conclusion of the lodge work Wor. Bro. Woodland 
presented the lodge with a portrait of His Majesty, 
King Geo. VI. a very appropriate gift to the lodge at 
this time. A very pleasant social hour was spent at 
the close of the lodge at which time I addressed the breth- 
ren on Masonic Education. Bro.C.F. Mcintosh, M.A.B.D., 
District Chaplain, gave a very instructive address at this 
time. Rt. Wor. Bro. Price is a very capable secretary 
and the finances are in splendid condition. 

My last visit of inspection was made to Hiram Lodge 
No. 490, Markdale, on Thursday, June 10th, 1937. The 
E- A. Degree was exemplified in a very efficient manner, 
the work of the Master, Wor. Bro. Harris being par- 
ticularly good. The records are kept in excellent condition 
by Rt. Wor. Bro. Colgan, the secretary. Candidates 
have been more numerous during the past year and the 
lodge is to be congratulated on the splendid way it 
presents the work. The lodge is well equipped and is 
making excellent progress. 

To the brethren who accompanied me on my official 
visits I wish to express my sincere appreciation. Their 
presence was a real inspirat[on and their loyal support 
throughout the year demands my most grateful thanks. 
My term as D.D.G.M. has been a most delightful one 
due in a great measure to the kindness, courtesy, brother- 
ly love and goodwill extended to me, as the representat- 
ive of the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master by every 
lodge in the District. It is with a deep sense of regret 
that I find myself approaching the close of the happiest 
and most instructive year in my masonic experience. 
If my humble efforts have cemented the ties of Masonry 
a little closer I shall feel abundantly repaid for any effort 
spent on my part, and while I cannot again visit the 
lodges as D.D.G.M. I will look forward to spending many 
more happy evenings at their meetings, and of rendering 
any assistance that may be required of me. I will always 



130 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA AXXUAL COMMUNICATION 

look back on the pleasant evenings that we spent to- 
gether during my term of office. Finally, may I express 
the hope that the same loyal support and co-operation 
will be extended to my successor, and may the Most 
High prosper our united endeavours. 

All of which is iraternally submitted, 

Ivan G. Chalmers, 

D.D.G.M. Grey District. 



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HAMILTON DISTRICT "A" 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — 

At this the end of another Masonic year in which I 
had the honour of serving as D.D.G.M. in Hamilton 
Masonic District "A", it is with pleasure that I submit 
my report for the year 1936-37 of official and other visits 
made by me during my term of office. 

My many thanks are extended at this time to those 
who. made it possible for me to act in the capacity of 
D.D.G.M. and it is my hope that I have carried the 
necessary work to the advantage of all concerned. 

I appointed Wor. Bro. Wm. D. Connor as Dis- 
trict Secretary and have found him to be faithful in the 
discharge of his duties. He was present on my official 
visits at which time he gave me a full report of the Lodge 
visited, and conditions in general. I also appointed Wor. 
Bro. J. Eaglesham as District Chaplain who performed 
his duties in a capable manner and was present on most 
of my visits. 

The following is the list of my Official visits 
and the dates: — 

Oct. 6-36. Visit to Campbell Lodge No. 603, Camp- 
bell ville. 

Found conditions very favorable, and good attend- 
ance of Members. Members of Barton Lodge No. 6 
Hamilton accompanied me on this visit. A Second Degree 
was worked by the members of Campbell Lodge, and the 
work was very well done. 

Oct. 22-36. Visit to Corinthian Lodge No. 513, 
Hamilton. 

Conducted Election of Office- t." Unanimous vote 
to all offices. Conditions of lodge are very good. Camp- 
bellville members attended with me. 



132 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Nov. 3-36. Visit to Oakville Lodge No. 400, Oak- 
ville. 

Officers worked First Degree in a very nice manner. 
Members of St. John's Lodge attended with me. 

Nov. 17-36. Visit to Hugh Murray Lodge No. 602. 

Conducted Election of Officers. Unanimous vote 
to all offices. Conditions of lodge very good. Burlington 
Lodge members accompanied me. Meeting in the form 
of an Armistice Night. Very good attendance. 

Dec. 3-36. Visit to Tuscan Lodge No. 551. 

Conducted Election of Officers. Unanimous vote 
to all offices. Seymour Lodge, Ancaster, accompanied me. 
Good attendance and lodge in fairly good shape. 

Dec. 8-36. Visit to Temple Lodge No. 324. 

Conducted Election of Officers. Unanimous vote to 
all offices. Members of St. Clair Lodge, Milton, ^ac- 
companied me. 

Dec. 17-36. Visit to St. John's Lodge No. 40. 

Conducted Election of Officers. Unanimous vote 
to all offices. Members of Dufferin Lodge, West Flam- 
boro, accompanied me. Very nice meeting and A good 
attendance. Lodge in good shape. 

Dec. 19-36. Visit to Dundurn Lodge No. 475. 

Conducted Election of Officers. Unanimous jvotejj to 
all offices. Good attendance and nice meeting. Lodge 
in good shape. Members of Waterdown Lodge, Mill- 
grove, accompanied me. 

Feb. 8-37. Vis*' to Hamilton Lodge No. 562. 

Regular officers, prked a First Degree in a very nice 
manner. Lodge in good standing, affairs good. Weather 
verv bad, ice and rain. No visitors from out of town 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 133 

lodges. Invitation sent to Dufferin Lodge and Oakville 
Lodge to accompany me, but unable to make the trip, 
on account of the weather. 

Feb. 10-37. Visit to Barton Lodge No. 6. 

Officers conducted Second degree in fine form. Good 
attendance of past masters, and very nice meeting 
throughout. Members of Valley Lodge accompanied me. 

Mar. 3-37. Visit to Burlington Lodge No. 165. 

Officers worked First Degree in a very nice manner. 
Lodge in good shape. Accompanied by members of 
Tuscan Lodge, Hamilton. Very good showing of members. 

Mar. 9-37. Visit to Sevmour Lodge, Ancaster, No. 
272. 

Accompanied by members of Corinthian Lodge No. 
513, Hamilton. Officers performed openings and closings 
in three degrees, in a fair manner. 

Mar. 16-37. Visit to Waterdown Lodge No. 357. 
Millgrove. 

Accompanied by members of Temple Lodge No. 
324, Hamilton. Officers worked First Degree in nice style. 

Apr. 1-37. Visit to St.Clair Lodge No. 135, Milton. 

Accompanied by members of Hamilton Lodge No. 
562, Hamilton. Officers worked Second Degree in good 
style. 

Apr. 12-37. Visit to Valley Lodge No. 100, Dundas. 

Officers worked First Degree in good style. Accompan- 
ied by members of Hugh Murray Lodge No. 602, Ham- 
ilton. 

Apr. 15-37. Visit to Dufferin Lodge No. 291, West 
Flamboro. 



134 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Officers worked openings and closings in three 
degrees in a nice manner, although they have not had a 
candidate in six years. Regular meetings are held how- 
ever, and regular business conducted. Accompanied by 
members of Dundurn Lodge, Hamilton. 

This was my last official visit. 

The condition of Masonry in Hamilton Distirct 
"A" in general is in a progressing manner, after passing 
through years of depression, and I have been pleased 
to find that all are of an optimistic mind. Naturally 
the city lodges will benefit first, but the rural lodges will 
not be far behind. 

Masonic Education has been thriving in this dis- 
trict. In fact, quite a number of the lodges have organ- 
ized their own library, with a chairman in charge, and 
have had some very good results. 

We had a very pleasant visit from the Grand Master 
to Hamilton in April, 1937. We all looked forward to this 
occasion and we were well repaid from the address he 
delivered. His visit here will long be remembered. 
It was also my privilege to be present at the Grand 
Master's visit to St. Catherines and Brantford, both 
of which were outstanding events. 

The Past Masters Association and the Masters and 
Wardens Association mean much to the Craft in general, 
although an independent body, their meanings and their 
principles are a benefit to Masonry. It is through a 
source such as this that we realize what Masonry means 
to us. 

Through the course of a year there are always 
losses to the lodges in the passing of Brethren to the 
Grand Lodge above. In this District I would mention 
The Barton Lodge No. 6, which not only lost a number of 
good Masons, but also prominent citizens in the City of 
Hamilton. Our deepest loss was in the passing of R. W. 
Bro. W. M. Logan, Grand Secretary, who passed from 
our circle on April 1st, 1937, one who was respected, 
a good man, and a good Mason. May he long remain 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 135 

in our memory. We also regret the passing of R. W. Bro. 
Osier, a man outstanding in Masonry, and like R. W. Bro. 
Logan, always ready with his humour and wit which we 
all enjoyed. We will miss them. 

In conclusion it is my desire that I extend to all con- 
cerned, my sincere thanks for the support given to me 
and for the many courtesies extended to me during my 
term of office. I bespeak for my successor that the same 
cordial support will be shown him. 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 

Yours fraternally, 

Arthur S. Neil, 

D.D.G.M. Hamilton District "A" 



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HAMILTON DISTRICT "B" 

To the Most Worshipful. The Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : 

It is with mixed feelings of heart and mind, and with 
a constitution rigorously tested, that I now respectfully 
submit to you my report. 

To those many who, by their presence at the 
Convention at Toronto last July, in many cases at much 
personal sacrifice, made it possible for me to serve Free 
Masonry through my elected office, may I say that it 
has been my purpose to prove my gratitude for the hon- 
our they did me by giving the best that was in me, such as it 
was. The choice made for me of my District Secretary 
by the Past Masters of my Lodge, Wardrope Lodge Xo. 
555 G.R.C., was a happy one all around, as W. Bro. 
John Paton Mills brought to his Office invaluable ex- 
perience and to his duties matchless qualities of tact, 
integrity and zeal. W. Bro. Thomas Tregunno, also of 
Wardrope Lodge, and held in high esteem by the Anglic- 
an Synod of Niagara, was my personal choice of District 
Chaplain which duties he graced with fitting dignitv 
not unmingled with rich wit and humor. Also I shall 
always be mindful of the godliness of dear Bro. Rev. 
David A. Moir of Acacia Lodge Xo. 61 G.R.C., who, 
on many occasions, stepped to the altar and implored 
the blessings of the Great Architect of the Universe for 
our departed Brethren. Of him it can be said "He is a 
true lover of Masonry", and although an Octogenarian 
he speaks without notes and has a memory and heart 
untouched and unmatched. I wish to make honourable 
mention of W. Bro. Alexander Love, the W.M. of Ward- 
rope Lodge, whom I appointed as District Supervisor 
of Masonic Education, for his indefatigable work and 
splendid achievements. He encouraged and developed 
many speakers of Freemasonry and his own speeches 
are worthy of publication. Also, in that connection I 
wish to mention W. Bro. Professor McXairn of McMaster 
University for his addresses on "The Builders", "Ca- 
thedrals" and many other profound and classical subjects. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 137 

For my 17 official visits I prepared and delivered a 
series of subjects on the History of Freemasonry, believ- 
ing it to be in keeping with the purpose of Grand Lodge. 
The opening volley was fired on September 30th and took 
place at Harmony Lodge No. 57 Binbrook, the ammunit- 
ion being "The Gradual Evolution of Operative Masonry 
into Speculative Masonry from 1000 B. C. to 1717 A. D". 
but by timing 1 year to 1 y% seconds, the engagement lasted 
only 30 minutes. This visit of the D.D.G.M. is an annual 
function for not only the rural, but the urban Lodges. 

On October 26th I took Enniskillen Lodge No. 185 
at York by storm by rattling on about "Famous European 
Monarchs, Generals and Statesmen who were Free- 
masons". The Lodge Room is upstairs in a very old 
building resembling in type some of the sketches of Mrs. 
John Graves Simcoe acquired by John Ross Robertson, 
and among his collection in the College Street Reference 
Library at Toronto. The Lodge Room is large, bright and 
well carpeted and was ably presided over by W.M. A. C. 
Phipps. 

On November 4th I visited Ionic Lodge No. 549, 
Hamilton, and after conducting the election of officers, 
spoke in the Banquet Hall on "The Reorganization of 
Freemasonry in England in 1717 and Its Later Influence 
upon British Justice and Democracy". 

On November 19th, we swung back again to the ir- 
resistible Grand River to historic St Andrews Lodge No. 
22, Caledonic. I took much personal pleasure in pre- 
senting to W. Bro. Harry Marshall his official regalia of 
a Grand Lodge Steward. The Lodge Room is small, cosy 
and quaint and a certain richness of honoured age pre- 
vades the atmosphere. The banquet was held across the 
street in a large, bright and modern hall, presided over 
by W. Master Roy Spratt, where I spoke on "The 
Historic Assimilation of the Fundamental Principles of 
Freemasonry into the Political System of Democracy 
since Cromwell to the Great War". 

On the following Monday Night, I visited Went- 
worth Lodge, 166, Stoney Creek, when W. Master Bert 
Bright and his officers initiated in a splendid manner a 



138 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

good type of candidate. The officers of this Lodge are, 
for the most part, young men of excellent appearance. 
I addressed the brethren in the Banquet Hall on "Altars 
and Corner Stones". My late father, Dr. W. B. Hopkins 
joined this Lodge when 21 years of age and at his death 
had been a member for over 50 years. 

Two weeks later, we visited back in town in another 
St. Andrews Lodge No. 593, where I conducted the 
election of officers. They all speak one language, but it 
is not Canadian, and to read their membership roll is to 
be reminded of the Scottish Historic Warriors of Ancient 
Scotland. 

The Master sits under the Scottish Flag suspended 
over his throne, the volume of the sacred law rests upon a 
tartan covered cushion and the brethren, mind you, 
adorn their stiff-fronted shirts with a band of tartan 
ribbon. "Scottish Born Past Grand Masters of Canada" 
was the subject of my address. 

December 11th is a date I shall always remember, 
as it was not only the occasion of my visit to Acacia 
Lodge No. 61, Hamilton, but also the first day of the 
reign of His Majesty The King George 6th, who, only 
the month previous had, in Edinburgh, been installed as 
the G. M. of the G. L. of Scotland. It was with much 
diffidence that I addressed the brethren in the Banquet 
Hall knowing their usual audience to comprise a large 
aggregation of educationalists and other able critics, 
but I had prepared "Historic Personages of Britian and 
Canada who were Outstanding Freemasons", so gave it. 

One week later, I visited the Lodge of Strict 
Observance No. 27, Hamilton, which received its Chart- 
er in 1847 and was a flourishing Lodge on the formation 
of the first Grand Lodge of Canada. Again, I conducted 
the election of officers and in only a few Lodges have I 
seen their peers in type and calibre. My address in the 
Banquet Hall was "Colorful Sketches of some Phases of 
the History of Freemasonry in Canada". Their Free- 
masonry has real meaning, force and effect. 

Three nights later I paid my official call upon Doric 
Lodge No. 382, Hamilton, where I declared Bro. Jack 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 139 

Waters and his officers duly elected. Although, they have 
the second largest membership in the District it is one 
where the non office-holding members appear to be very 
much in evidence and the work and entertainment seem 
to be designed by the officers for their special benefit. 
Since Christmas was only three days off, I was prompted 
to select as my theme in the Banquet Hall, "Our Lodge 
Stands on Holy Ground — Mount Moriah". The Doric 
Orchestra, composed of its own members, accompanied 
the singing of many Christmas Carols. 

We commenced our return journey on the last half 
of the course, trusting to keep out of more hazards and 
bunkers than on the first nine and with doing as little 
damage to the turf of Freemasonry as possible, with a 
Tee off from Buchanan Lodge No. 550, Mt. Hamilton 
on January 7tb — the brethren exemplifying the third 
degree word proof. This Lodge owns its own premises, 
comprising a bright and complete Lodge Room upstairs 
and a good-sized Banquet Hall below. The Lodge was 
named for the family of the Honourable Isaac Buchanan. 
The portraits of himself and Mrs. Buchanan adorn the 
Banquet Hall wherein I addressed the members upon a 
brief sketch of his life, interwoven with the life of his 
confrere, Sir Allan Napier McNab, with whom he sat 
in parliament and both of whom were early distinguished 
personages of Hamilton. 

Two weeks later, I visited Union Lodge No. 7, 
Grimsby. Before entering the Lodge, the Historian, 
V. W. Bro. Harry Ponton, allowed us to browse through 
the century old Minutes of this ancient and honourable 
Lodge. One can imagine the eagerness with which M. 
W. Bro. John Ross Robertson, on his official visit in 1890, 
must have read of the early doings of the pioneer members, 
and undoubtedly from them received much copy for 
his "Illustrations of Freemasonry". At this date the 
Lodge premises are most disarming as to the age of 
its warrant of constitution as nowhere have I seen its 
equal to up-to-date beauty and completeness. From 
the head of the stairs, to the right one enters a Library 
room complete with valuable Masonic books, engravings, 
manuscripts and portraits. From this cultured at- 
mosphere, one passes through a small tidy ante-room into 
an elegantly carpeted, furnished, well lighted and warm 



140 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Lodge room the full sweep of the whole building. Truly 
a worthy sanctuary. I was much impressed with the 
able manner in which the W. Master J. L. Dunham 
and his good officers and Past Masters, exemplified 
the initiatory degree on a son of this 20th century. 
Much personal credit is due W. Bro. Clarence Lewis, 
the Secretary and custodian of the valuable historical 
collection of the Lodge, and I would respectfully submit 
that the services of W. Bro. Lewis are worthy of Grand 
Lodge recognition. At his request I addressed the 
brethren in the Banquet Hall upon "The Life of William 
Mercer Wilson." 

On February 17th, I visited Electric Lodge No. 495, 
Hamilton, and conducted the election of the W. Master 
when W. Bro. William Schreiber, the immediate Past 
Master, was again returned to office. Owing to the fact 
that W. Bro. Schreiber, during the past year, was confined 
to Hospital, the brethren felt that they would like him 
to continue his very good work in the Lodge for another 
year under the auspices of better health. At a well 
attended meeting in the Banquet Hall, I gave as my 
address "The Life of John Ross Robertson." 

On March 9th I officially visited Beach Lodge, No. 
639, Hamilton Beach, which is delightfully situated on 
the shores of Lake Ontario in a new up-to-date temple. 
W. Master B. E. Hulford and his officers are most re- 
sourceful in meeting and reducing the indebtedness 
on their building. The reputation of this Lodge has 
extended far and wide and has become a leading centre 
in the community life of Hamilton Beach. My address 
in the Lodge Room was "Comparisons of the Coronation 
of King Geo. 6th in Westminister Abbey with the Dedi- 
cation of the Temple at Jerusalem by King Solomon". 

On March 26th I visited the Lodge of Ancient 
Landmarks No. 654, Hamilton, where W. Bro. John 
McKay is the Wor. Master and his brother, W. Bro. 
James McKay, is the Secretary of the Lodge. Their 
Lodge meetings are preceded by a dinner at 6.30, the 
brethren, as well as the officers, dressing formally. Al- 
though in existence only about 4 years, their chartered 
and subsequently initiated members comprise 118 in 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 141 

number and include many distinguished citizens. In 
the Banquet Hall my address was "The Life of Ziba 
Marcus Phillips". In the Lodge Room Bro. L. R. Craw- 
shaw gave a splendid Masonic address on the symbolism 
of aprons. 

On May 10th, I visited Hillcrest Lodge Xo. 594, 
Mt. Hamilton. W. Master Robert C. Bennett fills his 
office with great dignity and the glory of this Lodge is 
well reflected in its many enthusiastic officers and Past 
Masters, who are to be commended very highly on its 
very useful yearly program, particularly for their weekly 
visits to our Masons at the Hamilton Sanitarium. They 
know every Masonic patient there by name and make each 
one's welfare a personal matter of the Lodge. This 
Lodge also owns its own premises and, like its sister 
Lodges, the Buchanan and the Beach, is most resource- 
ful in reducing the indebtedness of the building prem- 
ises. In the Lodge Room, the Wor. Master of Acacia 
Lodge, Wor. Bro. R. W. Treleaven, gave a profound 
address on "Christ, The Man", and in the Banquet Hall 
my address was "Westminister Abbey, the Cathedral 
Builders and The Meaning to Freemasons of the Cor- 
onation of George 6th." 

My last official visit was made on May 21st at 
Lincoln Lodge, Xo. 544 Abingdon, where Rt. Wor. Bro. 
Stanley Young and Wor. Bro. Charles H. Snyder appear 
to be the leading lights. The Lodge Room is in a renovat- 
ed early Presbyterian Church, very comfortable and com- 
plete, including electrical lighting. The Banquet Hall is 
the Community Hall in the Abingdon Fair Grounds, 
In the Lodge Room Bro., Rev. David A. Moir, gave an 
inspiring address on a religious subject. In the Ban- 
quet Hall my address was "Thumb Sketches of some 
Colorful Past Grand Masters of Canada." 

Many unofficial visits were paid to the same Lodges 
when I observed that, generally speaking, the number 
of applicants, Lodge attendances, and payment of dues 
are improving, that all are admirably proficient in their 
ritual work, that their contributions to Masonic benevo- 
lence are not on the wane, and that the general character 
and reputation of the craft in this District is unassailable. 



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The Master and Wardens' Association is a real 
living force and their energy is boundless. In their hands 
is placed the welfare of the sick in hospitals, who, by a 
rotated arranged program, are visited by some Lodge 
weekly. For their kindliness and faithfulness, these 
visiting brethren are constantly eulogized, not only by 
patients' families anH friends, but also by the hospital 
staffs. Their results from the periodical Divine Services 
in the Scottish Rite Cathedral were disappointing to 
them, as the brethren do not seem disposed to turn out 
in large numbers to Divine Services, although they are 
most impressive, well conducted and brief. 

Tt is mv belief that better attendances in Lodges 
would result from a more personal contact between the 
officers and members between lodge meetings by the 
appointment of contact visitation committees to visit 
each member in his home periodically, instead of the 
usual calls on occasions of illness and arrearages of dues — 
a poor mixture. 

By such suggested visitations, the Master would 
be fully cognizant at ail times of the individual welfare 
of each member, such as the conditions cf his home life, 
his health and his employment, many of whom are 
constantly in need of personal advice and encouragement. 
This committee would, not only be a restraining force 
in bad cases, but would be a persuasive influence upon 
forgetful Masons resuming their regular attendance on 
Lodge nights. Not only that, but the example of their 
practical thoughtfulness would unquestionably attract 
many candidates. 

Also, I hold contrary views as to the absolute ne- 
cessity of always working a degree at every monthly 
meeting. I like the custom of the old Scottish Lodges 
where the degree work was restricted to special or emerg- 
ent meetings, the regular meeting being featured by the 
reception of visiting Lodges and distinguished Masonic 
personages when good fellowship and mutual understand- 
ing blossomed in the purified atmosphere of the Lodge 
Room. From most conversations with members in general. 
I am inclined to the belief they would prefer witnessing 
the three degrees once only annually, the time in the 



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Lodge Room b eing employed by discussions and talks 
on Masonic Symbolism, our Ancient Landmarks, our 
interesting history and renowned Masonic personages 
with an early adjournment to the Banquet Hall, so that 
the brethren might return to their homes well before 
midnight. I have in mind the monthly meeting of Ward- 
rope Lodge in February, incidentally the occasion of my 
official visit to my own Lodge, when a reception was tend- 
ered to the Most Wor. Bro. W. H. Wardrope, K.C., the 
namesake and patron, when representatives of Grand 
Lodge, the Scottish Rite, of which Most Wor. Bro. Ward- 
rope is the Sovereign Grand Commander, the Masters 
and brethren of all Lodges of both Districts A and B, 
many outside D.D.G.M.'s and P.M.'s all received in 
separate and succeeding groups most impressively by 
W. Mas. Alexander Love. R. W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop 
gave a fitting address in the Lodge Room and Most Wor. 
Bro. Wardrope a delightful one in the Banquet Hall: 
again, a similar event in Acacia Lodge in October when 
a similar reception and tribute was paid to the M.W. the 
Grand Master. These and similar other outstanding 
meetings, such as Father and Son, Legal, Transportation 
and other featured nights in other Lodges have added a 
grace and substance to Freemasonry in this District. 

The year has not been without its sadness in the 
illnesses and losses of many of our beloved brethren. 
I will voice the general kindly sentiment of all in this 
district by referring to the late Rt. Wor. Bro. Wm. Osier, 
Past Grand Senior Warden. During the past year when 
he was with us, very weary and gradually slipping away, 
we had many qualms of regret at having unwittingly 
allowed him to exhaust his health and energy during his 
active years in the welfare of Freemasonry. He gave 
every ounce of the best that was in him for our sake. 
His humor and fun cheered many a Masonic soul and his 
wholesome kindliness will be fresh and verdant as long 
as living memory lasts. His funeral in the historic 
Presbyterian Church on McNab Street, conducted by 
his lifelong friend and Pastor Rev. Bro. Beverly Ketchen, 
was really a state function among Freemasons, com- 
parable to that of the passing of a Past Grand Master. 
His widow and son, although bowed in grief, 
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In closing, may I express to Most Wor. Bro. A. J. 
Anderson, Rt. Wor. Bro. W. J. Dunlop and Very Wor. 
Bro. W. J. Attig my profound appreciation for their 
many gestures of kindliness, direction and advice in 
connection with my Masonic problems, to Wor. Bro. 
John P. Mills for his one thousand and one acts of per- 
sonal assistance to me and to the district, not only in the 
Lodge Room, but in the Banquet Hall, where, on so many 
occasions, he spoke with eloquence and effect, to the 
many Grand Lodge Officers, who so frequently visited 
our district and to the brethren of the District for their 
patience and forbearance. 

I have the honour to remain, Alost Worshipful Sir 
and Brethren, 

Yours fraternally, 

B. W. Hopkins 

D.D.G.M. for Hamilton, District "B". 



OTTAWA. ONTARIO, 1937 145 

LONDON DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge A,F. & A.M. of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour to present the following report 
on the Condition of Masonry in the London Masonic 
District for the year, 1936-1937: 

May I first express my sincere appreciation of the 
honour conferred upon me and St. George's Lodge, 
No. 42 by the brethren of the District in electing me to 
represent the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master in this 
District. St. George's Lodge is the oldest lodge in the 
District of English register, being formerly No. 895 on 
the G. R. England. It was my privilege to serve this 
Lodge as its Worshipful Master in 1911 and as its acting 
Master in 1912, the W. M., Brother Angus Elliott, being 
moved to Winnipeg shortly after his election and in- 
stallation. 

London Masonic District consists of twenty-three 
lodges — ten urban and thirteen rural. The District 
is quite compact and well served by the existing lodges. 
All the lodges are in fair-to-good condition financially 
and, while some have been experiencing difficulties in 
meeting obligations during these trying years, practically 
all are now reporting fewer suspensions and some rest- 
orations. Then again, lodges that have had scarcely 
any knocking at their portals are reporting that more are 
seeking the light that is our privilege in Masonry. 

My first official act was to appoint Worshipful 
Brother Harry Owen, a Past Master of St. George's 
Lodge, as District Secretary and a more competent, 
painstaking officer it would be difficult to find. 

I wish to thank the Worshipful Masters, Wardens, 
other Officers and Brethren for their warm fraternal 
greetings accorded me not only on the occasion of my 
Official visit but on each and every occasion it has been 
my privilege to visit their lodges or otherwise meet with 



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them. The presence of present and past Grand Lodge 
Officers of the District has given me the assurance of 
warm personal relationship as well as a sense of real 
Masonic strength and support. These brethren have con- 
tributed in no small degree to a brightening of the light 
of Masonry and their helpful co-operation has meant 
much to the representative of the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master in his endeavours to disseminate the truths 
of our Order to the brethren of this District. And, while 
referring to the support of these brethren of our own 
District, I cannot but make reference to the splendid 
fraternal relationships existing beween the London Dis- 
trict and those Districts which lie adjacent thereto. 
The fraternal visits of the District Deputy Grand Masters 
of the Sarnia, South Huron, St. Thomas and Wilson 
Districts have been stimulating and appreciated. 

An outstanding event in the Masonic life of this 
District is the Joint Installation of the Masters and the 
Investiture of the other Officers of the ten Lodges 
of the City of London. Each Lodge at its October meet- 
ing appoints representatives to the Installing Board. 
At the banquet which followed a very interesting and 
instructive address was given by Brother Rev. S. Ed- 
worthy, minister of the First United Church, St. Thomas. 

Many Lodges of this District have held Divine 
Service during the year at which they have publicly 
acknowledged their faith in the Great Architect of the 
Universe. The attendance of the brethren at these 
services has been a decided credit to the members of 
the lodges concerned. However, "in unity there is 
strength" and on Sunday, May 16th, all the Lodges 
of the District united in a Masonic Coronation Service 
in St. Paul's Cathedral when we remembered our Brother, 
the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Scotland, King 
George VI and his Consort, Queen Elizabeth, in the 
vows of Empire which they had but a few short days 
before so solemnly taken in behalf of their people. On 
this occasion Right Worshipful Brother the Very Rev- 
erend C. E. Jeakins, D.D., Dean of Huron, and Past 
Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Quebec, preached 
an impressive sermon on the subject "Knowing Good and 
Evil", choosing for his text Genesis 3: o. Having the 
power of choice between Good and Evil, may we as 



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members of the great fraternity of Masons make our 
choice wisely and pray that the Most High will prosper 
our united endeavours in behalf of peace abroad and at 
home. God Save the King! 

MASONIC EDUCATION: In my first letter to the 
Lodges a request was made that each Lodge would ap- 
point a representative to a District Committee on Mason- 
ic Education. These representatives, assembled for 
organization, requested that the four members of last 
year's Committee assume the Chairmanships of four sub- 
committees — these sub-committees to function as fol- 
lows: one on History of Masonry; one on Philosophy and 
Symbolism of Masonry; one on Masonic Biography, 
and the fourth on Masonic Jurisprudence. These Chair- 
men were then to select and apportion the members 
of the general committee to one or other of the four 
sub-committees. This is a new type of organization for 
Masonic Education in this District. It required some 
time to accomplish but already it bears evidence of 
greater activity in this important subject as each Lodge 
is directly represented, thereby creating the setting 
whereby members of each individual Lodge may take 
a more active part in the scheme. 

PAST MASTERS ASSOCIATION: This Association 
has been active during the past year. In the year 1935-36 
under the presidency of W. Bro. Harry Owen, a com- 
mittee consisting of Wor. Brother Everton A. Miller, 
Chairman, Rt. Wor. Brothers W. D. Love, A. C. Ferguson 
W. Harry Kipp and W. Bro. Harry Owen was ap- 
pointed to revise the constitution of the Association. 
The report of this committee was presented, considered 
and adopted at the April meeting of the Association 
this year. That the scope of the Association might be 
widened the name was changed to "Past Masters, Mas- 
ters and Wardens Association." 

Another matter brought to successful fruition this 
year by the Association is the establishment of a Masonic 
Library at the Queen Alexandra Sanitarium, Byron, 
for the use of members of the Craft who may in any way 
be associated with that institution. The project was 
placed before the Association by Rt. Wor. Brother 
R. Warren and a committee, with power, under the 



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chairmanship of the D.D.G.M. was appointed. This 
committee asked the support of the Lodges of the Dis- 
trict and the response was so splendid that four Monthly 
and Quarterly Masonic Journals have been subscribed 
for and a library of about fifty volumes was recently 
presented to the institution for the use of the brethren 
confined within its precincts. Dr. Crombie, Super- 
intendent, accepted the gift on behalf of the Sanitarium. 
A considerable cash balance remains, sufficient to support 
it for some little time. 

This Association has also organized three Degree 
Teams for the purpose of conferring or exemplifying 
our degrees for instructional purpose in the District. 
When any Lodge requests that one of the degrees be 
exemplified, application is made to the Secretary- 
Treasurer, Rt. Wor. Brother Kipp, who not only ar- 
ranges with the Team but notifies the members of the 
Association of the meeting, requesting them to bring 
definite articles of food for the subsequent social hour. 
In this way a splendid spirit of brotherhood is being 
built up throughout the District and I feel that the 
"Past Masters, Masters, and Warden's Association" 
is doing a work that the District could ill afford to be 
without. Wor. Brother James Knight, Merrill Lodge, 
Dorchester, is its President this year. 

No report of this District would be complete 
without reference to the loss sustained in the death of 
two Right and one Very Worshipful Brethren. I refer 
to Rt. Worshipful Brother Emmanuel Thomas Essery, 
Rt. Worshipful Bro. William McGregor Logan, and Very 
Worshipful Brother Christopher Alonzo Whitwam. 

Rt. Worshipful Bro. Esserv, who was W. M. of 
King Solomon's Lodge, No. 378, G.R.C., in the year 1893, 
was District Deputy Grand Master of London District 
in the year 1902-03. An ardent patriot, he was fearless 
in the cause of right and active in all good works. He 
passed to the Grand Lodge above March 25th, 1937 
at the ripe age of 94 years. The other Rt. Worshipful 
Brother, William McGregor Logan,, though not res- 
ident in this District, claimed Malahide Lodge, No. 140, 
Aylmer, as his Mother Lodge while that Lodge was still 



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in the London District. Rt. Wor. Brother Logan was 
peculiarly related to each and every Masonic District 
and Lodge in the Jurisdiction of Grand Lodge and his 
loss is mourned throughout this District as throughout 
the whole jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario. Very Worshipful Brother Whit- 
wam spent a very active life in Masonry. A member of 
The Tuscan Lodge, No. 195, G.R.C., he became its Wor- 
shipful Master in 1912. In 1917 he was appointed Grand 
Steward and subsequently served on the Board of General 
Purposes for two years. Locally he filled the office of Chair- 
man of the Finance Board of Lodges and was for many 
years a Director of Masonic Halls, Limited, filling for 
several years the office of President of the Company. 
We miss the presence of these brethren and we cherish 
their memory. 

In conclusion, may I quote a former Grand Master 
of the Grand Lodge of Alabama who said: "Masonry, 
though old, is yet young. The vistas of its usefulness 
will stretch gloriously through the coming years far into 
the future beyond our human ken. Its purposes are 
yet unfilled, and must so remain until the dawning of that 
good day when all the people of all the land with one 
accord shall proclaim the brotherhood of man and the 
Fatherhood of God." Not till that day will the purpose 
of Masonry be fulfilled. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Edgar W. G. Quantz, 

D.D.G.M., London District. 



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MUSKOKA DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: — 

I have the honour and pleasure of submitting to 
you my report on the condition of Masonry in Muskoka 
District for the past Masonic year. In doing so, I wish 
to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the 
Brethren of the District for the honour they conferred 
upon me in electing me to the high and important office 
of D.D.G.M. and also for the many courtesies, acts of 
kindness and consideration received at their hands during 
my term of office; especially am I grateful to those who 
accompanied me on my official visits and who have so 
kindly assisted me in my work. 

During the year, I have endeavoured to impress 
on the brethren of all lodges the great responsibility 
that rests on Masons to-day to give leadership in these 
unsettled times. The principles of Masonry must be 
exemplified in the daily life of its members, and the 
solution of the many problems which beset the world 
to-day, nationally, economically, industrially and socially, 
lies in the acceptance of these principles of friendship 
and brotherly love by all nations. 

On assuming office, I appointed W. Bro. G. R. 
Booth, District Secretary, and Bro. John Galloway, 
District Chaplain, to both of whom I am greatly indebted 
for their generous and untiring service throughout the 
year. 

I made my first official visit to Powassan Lodge, No. 
443 at Powassan, on October 16th. Although this Lodge 
is at the extreme northerly end of the District I had the 
pleasure of being accompanied by a large number of 
brethren from Huntsville. No degree work was put on, 
but the lodge was opened and closed in the three degrees 
in a manner which reflected credit on W. Bro. Liddle and 
his officers. 



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On Wednesday, October 21st, I received a royal 
welcome from Granite Lodge No. 352, at Parry Sound, on 
the occasion of their 60th Anniversary. This was also 
their annual Transportation night and a large number 
of visitors were present, not only from the other lodges 
of the District, but from North Bay, Barrie and Toronto. 
The manner in which the third degree was exemplified, 
left little to be desired. 

Algonquin Lodge No. 434, Emsdale, was visited on 
November 3rd, where the K. A. degree was conferred in 
a most creditable manner. The wonderful fellowship 
and cooperation of the brethren of Algonquin Lodge, 
manifested in the progress they have made in the face 
of tremendous discouragement and adversity, makes 
one realize the value of Freemasonry to a community. 

On December 11th, I was welcomed at my mother 
lodge, Unity, No. 376, Huntsville. This lodge, under 
the capable and efficient direction of W. Bro. Claude 
Wardell, has enjoyed one of the best years in its history, 
and I wish to congratulate him and his officers on their 
work in this lodge. 

I visited Corona Lodge No. 454, Burks Falls, on 
April 12th. An E.A. degree was conferred and a most 
enjoyable evening was had by a large number of brethren 
present. This lodge is to be commended for the manner 
in which it has surmounted the difficulties and dis- 
couragements which have beset it during the past few 
years, and while the road is still a rocky one to travel, 
the difficulties overcome have resulted in a better and 
nobler Masonry, under the inspiration of their officers. 

Strong Lodge, No. 423, Sundridge, was visited on 
April 19th. No degree work was exemplified, but W. 
Bro. Gallaugher and his officers opened and closed the 
Lodge in the three degrees in an efficient manner. 

Muskoka Lodge No. 360, Bracebridge, came next on 
May 4th, where W. Bro. Watson and his officers passed a 
splendid candidate to the second degree very com- 
mendably. 

My last official visit was made to Golden Rule 
Lodge No. 409, Gravenhurst, on May 10th. The work 



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of the third degree as conferred by W. Bro. Jackson 
and his officers, would be difficult to surpass. I considered 
this visit one of the high lights of the year. 

A large number of brethren from all the Lodges 
of the District gathered in Huntsville on Sunday, May 
30th, to attend a District Church Service in Trinity 
United Church. The eloquent and inspiring sermon 
delivered by our District Chaplain, Bro. Rev. John 
Galloway, of Huntsville Baptist Church, will long be 
remembered by those present. Bro. Rev. F. J. Baine 
and Bro. Rev. J. B. Skene assisted with the service. 
The special music rendered by the double quartette, 
and violin solo by Bro. Rev. F. J. Baine, were much 
appreciated and enjoyed by all. 

Taking the District as a whole, there is no question- 
ing the fact that Masonry is in a healthier condition 
and is more prosperous than a year ago. While some 
lodges are still feeling the effects of the severe economic 
depression, even in these the hardships undergone have 
resulted in a finer exemplification of Masonic principles 
by the brethren. 

The most active lodges are those in which Masonic 
Education is kept before the notice of the brethren and 
where addresses on some phases of the symbolism and 
tenets of the Craft are given whenever opportunity offers. 
Also, real progress has been made by those lodges which 
have endeavoured to interest the brethren of the "side 
benches" by having them participate more actively in 
the work of the lodge. Several lodges use the musical 
ritual, which greatly improves the exemplification of 
the degrees. 

In conclusion, I again wish to express my apprecia- 
tion of the many kindnesses shown me by the brethren 
of the District. I hall ever cherish the memories of the 
year about to close and feel assured that the same 
pleasure and loyal support await my successor. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Geo. F. Hutcheson, 

D.D.G.M. Muskoka District. 



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NIAGARA DISTRICT "A" 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — 

It is with sincere appreciation I present my report 
for the past year, regarding the condition of Masonry 
in Niagara District "A*' for 1936 and 1937. 

I desire to express my hearty thanks to the members 
of the Eistriet in electing me to the position of D.D.G.M. 
of this old District, one in which Masonry has done such 
splendid work, and from where so much of the Upper 
Canada Masonry had its beginning. 

The hearty co-operation received from all the 
Masters and Past Masters, and the reception at the 
different lodges visited w.re indeed very heartening. 

It was also a distinct honor to welcome to this Dist- 
rict Most Worshipful Brother A. J. Anderson on an 
official visit on the evening of April 23rd., 1937. 

The first duty and a most pleasant one, was the 
appointing of Worshipful Brother Chas. Hesburn as 
District Secretary, and he has proven a most capable 
and painstaking officer and gave me much valuable 
assistance. 

There being two lodges beside my own which elect 
their officers in June, I was able to arrange two visits 
before Christmas. 

The first visit was to Dufferin Lodge No. 338, 
Wellandport, on Tuesday, October 27th, 1936, where we 
were very heartily received by Wor. Bro. F. Donovan, 
who with his splendid officers, exemplified the Second 
Degree. Wor. Bro. J. Lampman makes an efficient 
Secretary and has his books in splendid shape. 

Monday November 23rd, was the occasion of my 
official visit to Coronation Lodge No. 502, Smithville, 



lot GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

where Wor. Bro. J. D. Prior and his officers made us 
heartily welcome. 

The first degree was exemplified in a most capable and 
efficient manner, with the assistance of his splendid Past 
Masters. In the banquet room afterwards, a very 
pleasant time was spent with music from the High School 
orchestra, a splendid buffet luncheon being served. 
The books and finances are in very good shape under the 
careful care of Wor. Bro. Clarence Merritt, Secretary. 

I had the extreme pleasure of installing the officers 
of Perfection Lodge Xo. 616, St. Catharines, before 
paying my official visit on Monday, February 8th, and 
seeing the Third Degree conferred in a most capable 
manner, which showed splendid and careful preparation. 

Wor. Bro. A. Gill and his staff of officers are to be 
congratulated on the efficient work in the Lodge Room. 

Wor. Bro. G. H. Davis as Secretary has his books 
in splendid shape. 

Wednesday, February 10th, was the date of my 
official visit to Seymour Lodge No. 277, Port Dalhousie. 

Wor. Bro. J. Garland and officers gave us a very 
heartv reception, the Lodge room being filled to capac- 
ity. 

The First Degree was conferred in a faultless manner 
and under the careful eye of Rt. Wor. Bro. T. O. Johnson 
and Rt. Wor. Bro. MacDonald the officers are kept in 
splendid form and are well drilled in the different degrees . 

Rt. Wor. Bro. T. O. Johnston is the Secretary and 
keeps his books and records in splendid shape. 

My next official visit was to Ivy Lodge Xo. 115 of 
Beamsville and I was very heartily received by Wor. Bro. 
C. E. Sheppard and a large concourse of brethren present. 
The First Degree was conferred and the work was ex- 
ceptionally well done. U~nder the watchful eye of Rt. 
Wor. Bro. -S. J. Wilson and the other Past Masters, 
Ivy Lodge holds a splendid place in the lodges of the 
District. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 155 

Very Wor. Bro. W. Fairbrother has his books in 
splendid condition, and the affairs of the lodge are well 
looked after. 

Possibly no meeting stands out more clearly than 
that at Niagara No. 2, Niagara on the Lake, on Wednes- 
day, February 24th, when three brothers received the 
First Degree, this being a unique circumstance in any lodge 
and especially during the visit of the D.D.G.M. I had the 
pleasure of giving the eldest of the three his obligation. 
The father of the the three brothers being in the lodge 
room. Rt.Wor. Bro. J. Brown and Very Wor. Bro. Geo. 
Irvine and the other Past Masters help to make a visit 
to Niagara Lodge one never to be forgotten. The work 
throughout was well done in a splendid manner. Wor. 
Bro. T. Bishop is a very careful and painstaking sec- 
retary. 

The next day was to the Lodge at the extreme end 
of our District, Amity No. 32, Dunnville, on Wednesday, 
March 10th, where we were very heartily received by 
Wor. Bro. R. Wright and his splendid staff of officers 
and Past Masters. The degree work of the evening 
being the second was much enjoyed by the large gather- 
ing present. 

The efficient Secretary, Wor. Bro. S. W. Lymburner 
showed every consideration and help and his books were 
found to be in excellent shape. 

Temple Lodge No. 296, St. Catharines, was visited 
on St. Patrick night, Wednesday, March 17th, and we 
were enthusiastically received by Wor. Bro. J. Laughlin 
and officers of the lodge. The First Degree was con- 
ferred in a splendid manner. 

A large gathering was present and Temple Lodge 
is fortunate in the assistance of its many Past Masters 
who attend so regularly. Very Wor. Bro. C. Brown, 
Secretary, has been keeping the books so long in such a 
capable manner, no comment is necessary. 

Mountain Lodge No. 221, Thorold, was the occasion 
of my next visit on Thursday, April 8th, where I was 
introduced by Rt. Wor. Bro. W. Wheeler, and received 



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in a very hearty manner by Wor. Bro. Fred Cowan and 
officers. The Third Degree was conferred in a manner 
which showed careful preparation and full knowledge 
of the work. Wor. Bro. W. liable makes a splendid 
secretary and he keeps his books and the finances of the 
lodge in a very careful manner. 

Thursday, April 22nd, I paid my official visit to 
Adanac Xo. 614 Merritton, the second youngest lodge 
in the District. I was introduced by Wor. Bro. S. 
Moffatt and very heartily received by Wor. Bro. D. 
Cameron and his splendid staff of officers. 

The First Degree was conferred and the work was 
exceedingly well put on. Wor. Bro. Cameron and his 
officers, spend a great deal of time in the lodge room 
going over the details of the different degrees, which 
shows quite plainly when a degree is put on. 

Wor. Bro. S. Moffatt is the genial and careful 
Secretary and everything is well looked after. 

I visited Maple Leaf Lodge Xo. 103, St. Catharines, 
on Thursday, April 29th, and was very heartily received 
by Wor. Bro. W. Heisey and officers. Work in the second 
degree was the order of the evening and was conferred 
in a perfectly faultless manner. The large number of 
initiations and other degrees conferred during the present 
year is strong evidence of the splendid condition which 
Maple Leaf Lodge is enjoying at the present time. 

Rt. Wor. Bro. A. E. Coombes, former Grand Junior 
Warden, is the efficient Secretary, and his books are in the 
shape anyone would expect. 

Tuesday May 11th., was an outstanding one in my 
own visits and also in my own lodge, St. George's Xo. 15 
for it was on this date I said my official visit, and the 
reception received naturally was very hearty and ex- 
ceedingly gratifying, for one reason if nothing else, be- 
cause it was forty seven years since the Officers and 
members of St. George's Lodge had the opportunity 
of welcoming one of their own members as District 
Deputy. I do not think Wor. Bro. Fred Fitzpatrick and his 



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officers were any more proud in their welcome than I 
was in receiving it. Wor. Bro. Chas. Glass as Diiector 
of ceremonies was in excellent shape and made the most 
of his opportunity. 

The First Eegree was conferred in a perfectly fault- 
less manner, each one of the officers striving to outdo the 
other. 

During the evening an enlarged photograph of the 
District Deputy was presented to the lodge to be hung 
on the walls. 

In every lodge there has been noted activity and 
each one is having candidates. The lodge dues are coming 
in much better, back dues being paid up, and a general 
air of returning financial stability which of course makes 
for lodge stability. 

In conclusion I would like to express my sincere 
appreciation of all the kindness shown me by the officers 
and members of the different lodges of the District, 
also to those who have so kindly visited the various 
places with me, and would bespeak for my successor the 
same hearty support and co-operation which has been 
afforded me. 

Fraternally submitted, 

W. Percy Holmes, 

D.D.G.M. Niagara District "A" 



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NIAGARA DISTRICT "B" 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Can- 
ada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honor of presenting herewith my report 
of the condition of Masonry in Niagara District "B" 
for the Masonic year now drawing to a close. 

Before proceeding with my report however, I wish 
to express, my sincere thanks and appreciation for the 
honor bestowed upon me and Fort Erie Lodge by the 
brethren of the entire District in electing me to the 
office of D.D.G.M. 

My first official duty was to appoint Worshipful 
Brother Harold A. Yeo, Past Master of Fort Erie Lodge 
No. 613, as District Secretary, and his assistance and co- 
operation as well as his efficient services to the District 
were very much appreciated by every Master, Secretary 
and myself. He has inspected the books of every lodge 
in the District and has accompanied me on every official 
visit. 

The condition of Masonry in this District is vastly 
improved. All lodges report an increase in attendance 
with the average being about forty percent of the resident 
membership. 

Every lodge has had new candidates this year, most 
of them more for the six months than they had during 
the previous twelve. All candidates are of a very high 
type and auger well for the future of Masonry. 

Practically no restorations have been made but 
suspensions have been few. Most lodges have assisted 
members who are in financial difficulty, by allowing them 
to keep in good standing by paying Grand Lodge dues 
only. 

Very little or nothing has been done in the individual 
lodges regarding Masonic Education but a very efficient 



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Past Masters' Association has been organized which 
invites all members to attend the meetings. A large 
number have attended every meeting and enjoyed and 
profited by the wonderful talks and discussions con- 
ducted by well read members. 

The conduct of the lodges is excellent and the work 
practically uniform throughout the Eistrict and the 
wonderful Masonic spirit which prevails in all lodges is 
astonishing. 

The following is a report of my official visits: — 

On my first official visit made to McNab Lodge No. 
169, Port Colborne on January the 12th, I was received 
in true Masonic spirit. The Second Degree was conferred 
by W. Bro. H. W. Kern and his officers in a splendid 
manner. 

My next official visit was at Phoenix Lodge No. 
535 Fonthill. There being no degree work, W. Bro. G. L. 
Gordon and his staff of officers opened and closed the 
Lodge in all three degrees in such an impressive manner 
that the perfection of their degree work can be an ac- 
cepted fact. 

On February 2nd, I made my official visit to Adon- 
iram Lodge No. 573, Niagara Falls. The Third Degree 
was conferred in an excellent manner by W. Bro. Geo. 
H. James and his officers. 

A visit long to be remembered was made to Dom- 
inion Lodge No. 615, Ridgeway, on February 4th. Dom- 
inion Lodge and my own Lodge, Fort Erie No. 613, were 
instituted at about the same time and most of the 
charter members of both were members of Palmer 
Lodge No. 372. W. Bro. G. E. Teal and his officers ex- 
emplified the Second Degree in the usual capable man- 
ner. W. Bro. James E. Laur, first Master of the lodge, 
presented on behalf of the members a Past Master's Jewel 
to his son, \V. Bro. Cecil Laur, the I. P.M. 

On February 9th, I had the pleasure of witness- 
ing the Second Degree conferred in a most able manner 
by W. Ero. C. B. Ferris and his officers of St. Mark's Lodge 



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Niagara Falls No. 105, several P. D. D.G.Ms and many 
visitors from New York State being in attendance. 

Stamford Lodge No. 625, Stamford Center, was the next 
on March 3rd. This was a memorable occasion as 
it was the night of the annual roll call which was answer- 
ed by a large percentage of the members. In addition 
the Third Degree was conferred by Wor. Bro. Robert 
Blain and his officers conducting the work on the can- 
didates, with the principal parts being taken by the 
fathers of the candidates and charter members of the 
lodge. The evening turned out to be a family night as 
the Junior Warden is a brother of the candidate and 
assisted in the work. 

On March 4th, Clifton Lodge No. 254, Niagara 
Falls was officially visited. There being no degree work 
Wor. Bro. Wm. Springett and his officers opened and 
closed the lodge in the three degrees in an excellent 
manner. As the Senior Warden had removed from the 
City an election was held to fill the vacant office and the 
new Senior Warden was installed bv Rt. Wor. Bro. Fred 
Trelford. 

I was delightfully surprised on my visit to 
Merrit Lodge No. 168, • Welland, on March 22nd, 
when a gathering of twelve past Grand Lodge Officers 
were in attendance. The first degree was conferred in 
an excellent manner by Wor. Bro. B. Grant and his 
his officers. This Lodge is to be congratulated on the 
dignified manner in which the ceremonies are conducted. 
During the banquet Rt. Wor. Bro. J. H. Crow, who was 
District Deputy about forty years ago and Wor. Bro. 
Geo. Wells who has been a Mason for fifty-one years 
addressed the gathering on the condition of Masonry 
in Niagara District many years ago. 

My visit to Copestone Lodge No. 373, Welland, on 
April 1st, was marred by the loss that day of our 
beloved Grand Secretary, Rt. Wor. Bro. W. M.Logan. 
Immediately after my reception into the Lodge, two 
minutes of silence was observed in memory of him who 
had served us so faithfully for the past nineteen years. 
Following this the First Degree was exemplified by Wor. 



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Bro. Clifford Smith and his very capable staff of officers. 
The work of this Lodge as well as that of Merrit Lodge 
prove that Masonry in Welland is in excellent hands. 

On April 6th, I was scheduled to make my 
official visit to Palmer Lodge No. 372, Fort Erie, North, 
but owing to illness I was not able to attend and P.D.D. 
G.M. Rt. Wor. Bro. John A. Yeo kindly made the in- 
spection for me. P. D. D. G. M. Rt. Wor. Bro. B. A. 
Pattison assisted him. The Second Degree was conferred 
by the officers in charge of the Wor. Master, Wor. Bro. 
Charles Hanna, and, according to the reports I received 
from my substitute, was conferred in excellent manner. 

My visit to Myrtle Lodge No. 337, Port Robinson, 
was on April 20th. Wor. Bro. G. A. Biggar and his officers 
opened and closed the Lodge in all three degrees in ex- 
cellent manner. Twonew members underwent examination 
in the Third Degree work and I had the pleasant duty 
of investing them with Master Masons' Aprons. One of 
the members was the son of the Master, Wor. Bro. G. A. 
Biggar. 

The next visit was to King Edward VII Lodge No. 
471 Chippawa on May 5th. The lodge was opened 
and closed in all three degrees in a very capable manner 
by Wor. Bro. Alfred S. Lister and his officers. 
During the evening a beautiful painting of Niagara Falls 
was presented to the Lodge by Bro. W. E. B. McKenzie, 
a member of the Lodge since 1905. 

My visit to my own lodge, Fort Erie No. 613 on May 
18th, was my last official visit. A royal welcome 
home was accorded me by the Wor. Master, officers, 
members, and many visitors from every lodge in the 
District, and from many Buffalo, N. Y. Lodges. 

Wor. Bro. Charles Burt and his officers of the 
lodge opened and closed in the three degrees, in an 
exemplary manner. On being requested by the Wor. 
Master, it was my pleasure to present Wor. Bro. Jos. 
Train, I. P.M., with a Past Master's Jewel. 

I cannot conclude without expressing my sincere 
thanks and appreciation for the splendid reception extend- 



162 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

ed by all the lodges in the District as the representative of 
the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master. 

To the Grand Lodge Officers, Masters, Past Masters 
and Brethren who accompanied me on all my official 
visits, I am deeply indebted for their assistance, support 
and I am sure the same Masonic feeling will be extended 
to my successor in office. 

Fraternally submitted, 

W. F. Wilson, 

D.D.G.M. Niagara District "B" 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 163 

NIPISSING EAST DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : 

It is my valued privilege to present to you my report 
of the condition of Masonry in Nipissing East District, 
and to thank the brethren who did me the honor of 
permitting me to hold the office I have endeavoured to fill 
during the past year. 

Nipissing East District, masonically, is in rather a 
peculiar position, as it is economically, in that it 
comprises an area that is passing through a transition 
stage. It has seen better days as the southern part in 
the neighborhood of North Bay was once the scene of 
large lumbering activities as well as the centre from 
which railway construction spread out in all directions. 
These have passed away, and most of the men who were 
giants in those days have either passed on or moved their 
headquarters to further advanced posts, while the young- 
er generation have scattered to the newer frontiers. 
In place of these activities the City of North Bay depends 
on its position as a railway centre, which ensures a 
comfortable existence for the large number of railway 
men and the merchants and professional men who serve 
them. 

As a result the two Lodges in North Bay are pros- 
pering and Masonry is a real force in the community. 
I visited North Bay Lodge No. 617 on March 12th, and 
was royally received. There was a splendid turn out, 
and the Master and his officers conferred the first degree 
in a masterly manner, which reflected great credit on all 
concerned. The Lodge is also devoting a great deal of 
attention to Masonic education, which is highly appreci- 
ated by the brethren. On April 12th, I had the pleasure 
of visiting Nipissing Lodge No. 420, which will celebrate 
its jubilee this year. Here too, the true spirit of Masonry- 
pervaded everything with which I came in contact. The 
meeting was well attended and the second degree was 
exemplified faultlessly. Nipissing Lodge is also giving 



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due prominence to the educational aspects of the craft's 
work. My visit to these two Lodges convinced me that 
Masonry is being lived in Xorth Bay 

Unfortunately, conditions in the other two towns 
in this southern portion of the District are not as rosy. 
Mattawa Lodge, which I visited on May 4th is striving 
manfully to carry on, but owing to the fact that the 
nature of the population is changing so drastically that 
the few English speaking residents are almost entirely 
over-shadowed by the growth of the population of French 
descent, it is difficult for the brethren to hold 
meetings. This of course is not a new condition, but 
as the years pass it becomes accentuated. However, the 
brethren are most enthusiastic and a profitable evening 
was spent on the occasion of my visit. 

On April 13th, I visited Sturgeon Falls, which is 
in a similar position to that of Mattawa, though there 
appears to be a ray of hope caused by the appearance of 
two candidates since the beginning of the year. I was 
informed that there had not been an initiation for four 
years prior to those referred to. The W.M. and his 
officers initiated one candidate on the occasion of my 
visit and a splendid spirit of brotherhood was shown 
throughout. The craft is much indebted to the loyalty 
of several of the brethren of North Bay and Xipissing 
Lodges who drove over for the occasion. The unfortun- 
ate condition in which Sturgeon Falls Lodge finds itself 
is made more serious by the prolonged closing down of 
the Town's main industry, the mill of the Abitibi Pulp 
and Paper Company, and the fact that the financial 
burden rests on the depleted numbers of the surviving 
brethren in keeping up the Lodge property involves a real 
hardship. However, the fact that the brethren are so few 
in number and are facing difficulties seems to make them 
value their fraternal associations the more. 

In the Northern part of the Eistrict, which is sep- 
arated by a hundred miles of forest from the Southern 
region, an entirely different chain of circumstances has 
militated against numerical growth. 

The district adjacent to Cobalt was twenty years 
ago the centre of the mining area of Ontario, at least 



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as far as the precious metals are concerned. Cobalt 
was producing millions of ounces of silver each year, 
and Haileybury was the headquarters of the prospectors 
who had discovered the mines, which then attracted the 
attention of the whole continent. Today, the silver 
mines are depleted and most of the stalwarts who played 
such an active part in discovering and developing the 
mines which were bywords in financial circles have scat- 
tered to the new regions of Porcupine, Kirkland Lake, 
Northern Quebec, Red Lake and Little Long Lac, so 
that what were once hives of activity are now quiet 
centres struggling for existence. 

In both these places in the early days Masons were 
the leaders of business and civic life and strong active 
Lodges existed in both towns. In each instance almost 
palatial temples were constructed which were the ad- 
miration of visiting brethren as well as those to whom 
they were their Masonic homes. 

These Lodges have made their greatest contribution 
to Masonry by supplying the men who are now upholding 
the torch of Masonry further north, so that while a great 
deal of the glory they used to enjoy is dimmed they have 
the satisfaction of knowing that their loss has been 
Masonry's gain in new fields. 

I visited Haileybury Lodge, No. 485, on March 4th, 
but as the night was most unfavorable, owing to 
the streets being literal sheets of ice, the attendance was 
small. However, a very enjoyable evening was spent 
and the W.M. and officers demonstrated that they were 
proficient in their work. 

A very successful evening was spent on the occasion 
of my official visit to Silver Lodge, No. 486, Cobalt, 
on April 5th. A candidate was initiated in a most cred- 
itable manner by Wor. Bro. H. H. Abel, and his officers 
and I was pleased to find that the Lodge is holding its 
own in spite of the difficulties I have indicated. 

A much better condition is in evidence at Temis- 
kaming Lodge, No. 462, New Liskeard. Here the pop- 
ulation is of a permanent nature, the background being 



166 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

agricultural. As a result, masonic progress has been 
steadier and while in the earlier stages of its local history, 
progress was less spectacular than that of its neighbors, 
there is a spirit of healthy optimism and plenty of en- 
thusiasm. Applications from candidates are received 
with regularity and the future of the Lodge is quite 
bright. This Lodge was visited officially on December 
17th, and a profitable evening spent. 

The remaining Lodge of the District is Elk Lake 
Lodge No. 507, which is situated in a mining area that 
is more or less dormant. Quite a number of the members 
are engaged in mining at distant points, but those who 
are still able to attend to their own Lodge are most 
enthusiastic. I visited Elk Lake on May 11th, when 
there was a good attendance and every evidence that 
Masonry is a power for good in that community. 

The northern part of the District was visited by the 
M.W. the Grand Master last October and he was given an 
enthusiastic reception. A joint meeting of Temiskaming, 
Haileybury and Silver Lodges was held on October 1st, 
to do honour to our distinguished visitor, who expressed 
himself as being delighted with the masonic spirit in 
evidence and his visit was an inspiration. 

The craft in the district sustained a decided loss on 
June 2nd, in the death of one of its past D.D.G.M's, in 
the person of R. Wor. Bro. Harry Tomney, of Silver 
Lodge, No. 486. His funeral which occurred on June 4th 
was conducted under masonic auspices and was one of 
largest ever seen in the Cobalt area. 

To sum up, it is my opinion that the mosaic pavement 
splendidly typifies the condition of Masonry in Nipissing 
East while the brethren are fittingly proud of their Order. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Herbert A. Day, 

D.D.G.M. Nipissine East. 



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NIPISSING WEST DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: — 

I have the honour to submit for your consideration 
my report on the condition of Masonry in Nipissing 
West District for the Masonic year just concluding. 

To the Brethren of the District of which I have had 
the pleasure and honour of serving as their District 
Deputy Grand Master, I offer my sincere thanks. I 
am deeply appreciative of the honour they have done me 
in selecting me for this important office, and instead of 
being that of an official duty to perform, it has through 
their kindness and constant assurance of support and 
loyalty been made one of great pleasure with a Masonic 
enrichment for which I shall ever be grateful. 

My first official duty was to appoint as District 
Secretary, Wor. Bro. G. H. Davidson of Nickel Lodge 
No. 427, Sudbury. His good counsel and advice at all 
times has been of great assistance to me, and although 
he was unable to accompany me on all my official visits, 
I am indebted to him for his valuable help. 

It was a source of great satisfaction to me to find 
that the foundation so well laid by my predecessors for 
the study of Masonic Education has strengthened and 
taken hold in most of the Lodges in the District. I 
nevertheless stressed the necessity of continuing this all 
important work under the direction of the Lodge. I 
was very happy to find that while the years of depression 
have resulted in decreased revenue to many of the Lodges 
and unemployment to some of the brethren, the condition 
has not been severe, and in the few cases where it has 
been felt, the possibility of any hardship is being removed 
by the co-operation of the brethren and Lodges. 

The first of my official visits was made to the Lodges 
in Sault Ste. Marie on Februarv 2nd, when by an ex- 



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cellent arrangement, Keystone Lodge Xo. 412, Algoma 
Lodge Xo. 469, and Hatherly Lodge Xo. 625, received 
me at a joint meeting. These Lodges are to be commend- 
ed for the fine spirit of Masonry prevailing throughout 
their community, as well as on having a Masonic Temple 
of which they may be truly proud. I strongly recommend 
a visit to them by any Mason at every available op- 
portunity. You will receive a most cordial and fraternal 
welcome. It was my good fortune that mv visit coin- 
cided with that of R. W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, Deputy 
Grand Master and I had the honour and good pleasure 
of hearing him cel.ver an inspiring address. He also met 
with a large number of Past Masters of the three Lodges 
during his visit where he gave a very instructive dis- 
course which was a treat for those who had the privilege 
of hearing him and I may say that the Past Masters 
and brethren of these three fine Lodges are a very earnest 
and sincere body of Masons. Thus my visit became one 
of much pleasure and profit, and I am sure that I am 
expressing the wish of the District in hoping that they 
will again have the pleasure of a visit next year by R. W. 
Bro. Dunlop. 

Espanola Lodge Xo. 527 was visited on April 7th, 
and although this Lodge has suffered during recent 
years the loss of some of their numbers due to conditions 
over which they had no control, they are nevertheless 
a faithful and zealous body of Masons. The Third Degree 
was splendidly exemplified by Wor. Bro. Goodman and 
his officers. 

I made my official visit to Dyment Lodge Xo. 442, 
Thessalon, on April. 8th, and needless to say this was 
one of considerable enjoyment owing to the fact that I 
was returning to a place near to my boyhood haunts, 
The effects of the period of depression have perhaps been 
felt more by this Lodge than any other in the District 
but they have great hope for the future. Owing to the 
lamented death of their Treasurer, Wor. Bro. J. Town, it 
became necessary to elect another brother to this office, 
and on this occasion I had the pleasure of installing 
Wor. Bro. J. O. Coulter, the newly elected Treasurer . 

My next visit was made at Blind River to Penewob- 
ikong Lodge Xo. 487 on April 12th. The meeting was 



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well attended and the splendid fraternal spirit within 
the ranks of the Order along this North Shore was in- 
dicated by the large number of visitors from Espanola, 
Massey, and Walford, all of whom were eomfortablv 
accomodated in their Temple building which is a credit 
to this Lodge. 

A memorable evening was spent on May 5th when 
I visited my Mother Lodge, Nickel No. 427, Sudbury, 
with a feeling of pride in having brought honour through 
my election to the Lodge where I had received my 
Masonic instructions and the humility to be expected 
from one of its younger Past Masters attending in an 
official capacity. Wor. Bro. Chas. E. Eby and his well 
trained officers conferred the Third Degree on an excellent 
type of candidate in an almost faultless manner. 

Thursday evening, May 6th, was one of my great 
pleasures of the year when my visit to Lome Lodge No. 
622, Chapleau, became a reality. This being the 
home of my immediate predecessor, R. W. Bro. 
Harry Searle, I had looked forward to my visit 
with their Lodge with considerable anticipation and was 
more than gratified by the wholehearted manner in 
which they received me, as well as being grateful for their 
thoughtful attention. The fine calibre of the work done 
by Wor. Bro. R. J. Gawley assisted by R- W. Bro. 
Searle in the conferring of the Second Degree left no 
room for anything except words of praise. 

On the afternoon of May 11th, I motored through 
the La Cloche mountains to visit that evening Doric 
Lodge No. 455, Little Current, beautifully situated on 
the nearest point to the mainland on Manitoulin Island 
and always a delightful spot but particularly in the 
spring of the year. The wholesome spirit of the surround- 
ings is not more impressive than the sincerity and warmth 
of the brethren of Doric Lodge. The Third Degree, 
being the work of the evening, was conducted in a capable 
manner by Wor. Bro. L. A. Buck with the assistance of 
Wor. Bro. Joseph Parks. 

My official visit to Algonquin Lodge No. 536, 
Copper Cliff, on May 18th, was indeed an enjoyable one. 



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The Second Degree was exemplified in their usual 
efficient manner by Wor. Bro. Bregman assisted by R. W. 
Bro. C. G. Ade, and V. W. Bro. Hambley. Algonquin 
Lodge is progressing very favourably and the influence 
of its members has been constantly felt and no doubt 
accounts for the fact that in the majority of cases their 
new members are drawn from the ranks of the young men 
who are always an asset to any Lodge. 

National Lodge No. 588, Capreol, received me on 
June 1st and while as a result of the disturbing period 
of the past they have been rather seriously affected, 
yet they are a fighting type of railroad men, and I feel 
confident will surmount their temporary difficulties 
which have been produced by conditions over which they 
had no control . 

The final visit of the year in my official capacity 
was made on June 2nd when accompanied by Wor. Bro. 
G. H. Davidson and Wor. Bro. H. E. Roseborough, 
I had the pleasure of being welcomed by Gore Bay Lodge 
No. 472 Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island. The brethren 
there had been unstinting in their preparation for my 
visit, and were rewarded by having not only a good at- 
tendance of their own members, but many visitors 
from Little Current Lodge and other sections of the 
Island. In the absence of a candidate for the evening, 
Wor. Bro. McLean and his well trained officers con- 
ducted the Lodge through the openings and closings 
of the different degrees in such an efficient and dig- 
nified manner as to fully convince me of their being 
equally capable in the conferring of degrees and the 
conducting of Lodge business in general. 

In concluding my report it is very gratifying to be 
able to state that I have found the Lodge records in 
good order, a good average attendance with a dignified 
deportment on the part of the brethren assembled, and 
in general that much desired practice of the cardinal 
principles of Masonry throughout the District. On 
my official visits I have been kindly received in- 
dicating respect and obedience to the Most Worshipful, 
the Grand Master which I thankfully acknowledge. 
My personal thanks are due all those who during the year 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 171 

have accompanied me on my visits, and to the many 
brethren who have by their assistance and acts of kind- 
ness made my term of office a year to be remembered. 

I have made an earnest effort to bring a personal 
message to each Lodge, and if in my humble way I have 
been able to say a random word which has helped some 
brother, then I am more than repaid. It has been one 
of the great pleasures of my life to have served you, and 
to be able to say lastly that I have found Nipissing 
West District living in that happy Masonic relationship 
of Peace and Brotherly Love. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

A. C. Mudge. 

D.D.G.M., Nipissing West District 



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NORTH HURON DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethern: — 

My year as D.D.G.M. of North Huron has drawn 
to a close. I think that in common with all Masons who 
have been accorded this honour, and the privilege of 
a more intimate association with their brethren and 
fellowmen, I can say that the past year has not only been 
enjoyable but also exceedingly interesting and it is with 
a tinge of regret that I pass on to my successor the pleas- 
ant duties of this office. 

North Huron District has ever been a bulwark of 
Masonry and while not located in a populous area and 
candidates of necessity are relatively few, I humbly 
believe the calibre of the initiates has been exceptionally 
good. 

As to condition and state of Masonry in this Dis- 
trict I feel highly optimistic ; a purging has been made 
and while a policy of leniency has always been advocated 
and employed in worthy cases, I feel assured that a better 
and a healthier day is dawning for Masonry in North 
Huron. 

I particularly wish to pay tribute to those fine older 
brethren whose enthusiasm for the principles and teach- 
ings of our Craft has always been and still continues 
to be the very foundation on which we keep building our 
fraternity. Their co-operation throughout my term of 
office has been most encouraging and helpful. 

On my twelve official visits I found that all lodges 
are financially healthy though in some instances 
the N. P. D. is still a factor to be considered. 
Insurance carried seems to be adequate in every instance. 

The official visitations have been a pleasure and in 
every visit I have been accorded a truly human and 
Masonic welcome as the representative of the Most 
Worshipful, the Grand Master. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 173 

Masonic Education and the program outlined by 
that committee is gradually beginning to have effect 
in North Huron, perhaps not as quickly as one would 
hope that it should but the idea is gaining headway 
and good results may be anticipated particularly in the 
way of attendance. 

I wish to acknowledge heartily the assistance and 
support so willingly given by all the Masters and Grand 
Lodge officers of the District and would make special 
mention of Wor. Bro. J. D. McKay and Bro. Rev. F. C. 
McRitchie, my District Secretary and Chaplain who so 
willingly accepted these offices and performed their duties 
with a truly Masonic spirit. 

District Church Service was held in Kincardine at 
the Church of the Messiah on the first Sunday in June. 
The District Chaplain ably conducted this service, the 
attendance at which was quite good and representative 
of the entire District. 

It was with extreme regret that the news of the 
passing of our most esteemed and revered Grand Sec- 
retary, Rt. Wor. Bro. Logan, was received. He was ever 
a spearhead for Masonry in Ontario and his magnetic 
personality and kindly qualities and humour 
will be sorely missed. 

In conclusion I once more wish to thank the 
brethren of North Huron for the honour they have 
conferred on me and the opportunity of being of service 
in this capacity- Associations and friendships have been 
formed and are greatly cherished. The spirit of Masonry 
is alive and vital throughout this District; the Masters 
of the respective lodges are both capable and effici- 
ent. 

I sincerely hope my efforts have merited the con- 
fidence reposed in me. 

Fraternally submitted, 

E. F. Martyn, 

D.D.G.M. North Huron District. 



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ONTARIO DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — 

Once again I am honoured by having the privilege 
of submitting for your consideration my report upon the 
condition of Masonry in Ontario District. 

First and foremost I wish to again express my very 
great appreciation to the brethren of Ontario District 
for the honour conferred on Mount Zion Lodge No. 39 
and myself in selecting me as the representative of the 
Most Worshipful, the Grand Master and also for the 
hearty and loyal support and kindness shown me through- 
out the entire District. 

My first official act was to appoint Worshipful 
Brother O. H. Downey, District Secretary and Worship- 
ful Brother R. V. Mowbray, District Chaplain. To 
these brethren I wish to extend my sincere and humble 
thanks for their assistance in carrying out the duties 
of my office and also to the biethren of Mount Zion Lodge 
who accompanied me in large numbers on manv of my 
visits. 

The outstanding event in the District was the re- 
ception tendered to the Most Worshipful, the Grand Mas- 
ter in Newcastle on Friday evening, October 23, 1936. 
Ontario District had not been honoured by a visit from 
him and on this occasion every lodge in the District was 
well represented. There were over four hundred brethren 
assembled in the banquet hall. All were delighted with 
the wonderful and instructive address of the Most Wor- 
shipful Brother A. J. Anderson. Music was furnished 
by the brethren of Oshawa and the tables were beautifully 
arranged by the ladies of Newcastle. The success of this 
meeting was made possible only by the hearty co- 
operation of every lodge in the District. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 175 

I visited all the lodges once, some two and three 
times and on every occasion I was received very cordially 
and was very much impressed by the loyalty of the breth- 
ren to the Grand Lodge and to the Craft. 

It was my privilege to witness the exemplification 
of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason 
degrees. One cannot help but admire the excellent 
manner and uniformity with which the work is being 
done throughout the whole Listrict. The attendance 
is good and the quality of candidates all that could be 
desired. 

To single out any individual lodge would be a diffi- 
cult task but on one of my inspections it was very notice- 
able that a critic had been working. This has a good 
effect on the Junior Officers and younger brethren. 
I have no hesitation in recommending more of this be 
done. 

In Ontario District, Masonic Education is still 
in its infancy. I regret more has not been accomplished 
but do feel this work should be undertaken by a com- 
mittee or group of brethren who are well schooled in this 
work and not left to the District Deputy Grand Masters 
as they are being changed annually. 

Ontario District has many brethren who are capable 
of taking charge of this work. 

Unfortunately, in some lodges, very little has been 
done for charity. Perhaps we, in some sections of this 
District, are in that happy position that we do not need it 
but I am of the opinion that there is room for much 
consideration along these lines. 

Last April, Ontario District joined with the members 
of the Grand Lodge and all brethren in this Grand 
Jurisdiction in mourning the loss of our late Right 
Worshipful Brother W. M. Logan, Grand Secretary. 
His passing was keenly felt by all members of the Craft. 

Finally, my term of office is rapidly drawing to a close 
and with its passing come feelings of happiness and regret ; 



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happiness for having been able, in some small wav, to 
help keep the light of Masonry burning in this District, 
for the many pleasant associations and memories I 
will always cherish; regrets that my year is finished 
and that more has not been accomplished. 

In closing may I again thank the brethren of Ontario 
District and bespeak for my successor the same con- 
sideration, loyal support and brotherly love that has 
been shown me. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. J. Cook, 

District Deputy Grand Master. 



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OTTAWA DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of The Orand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. 
of Canada in the Provinec of Ontario. 

At the last Communication of Grand Lodge the 
Deputy Grand Master asked the newly appointed Dis- 
trict Deputy Grand Masters to show a little more origin- 
ality this year in their reports of their Listrict. He was 
possibly thinking of the words of Oliver Goldsmith who 
wrote that the little mind will think and write with the 
vulgar, but the great mind will be "bravely eccentric 
and scorn the beaten road" thus paying the new officers 
the compliment of considering them "great minds". 

But there are other than "great minds" who some- 
times get off the beaten road and I am changing the usual 
form of report for my District, but am not claiming any 
originality for its composition or any improvement over 
its predecessors. 

I was very pleased to re-appoint Wor. Bro. Geo. C. 
Bennett as District Secretary, entirely against his own 
wish, which was due to his well known modesty and 
re tiling disposition. He served my predecessor so effici- 
ently and was so familiar with the work of the office that I 
knew it would be greatly to my advantage to also have 
his assistance during my term. I can still gladly pay 
tribute to his efficiency and to his untiring efforts on 
behalf of Masonry in this District. 

It was a pleasure, also, to appoint Wor. Bro. Thos. 
Mansell as District Chairman of the local Committee 
on Masonic Education. He devoted a great deal of time 
and effort to this phase of our work and we trust that 
there will be results from his labours which will have a 
beneficial influence on the future of Masonry in this 
District. 

I also wish to pay tribute to the efficient work of the 
Secretaries and Treasurers of the Lodges, those officers 
who do so much of what might be termed the "invisible 
work" of the Lodge and consequently are less liable to 



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recognition for their indispensable services, both to 
their individual lodge and to Grand Lodge. 

The Ottawa Temple Choir, which does much good 
work by giving concerts in the various hospitals and 
institutions of the District, has continued to render its 
valued aid to the lodges by assisting with the musical 
portion of the ritual and their help has been greatly ap- 
preciated by their brethren. Their highly trained voices, 
harmonising in the well known and well beloved tunes 
of the Christian Church, to which the odes of our ritual 
are adapted, add greatly to the solemnity and the 
beauty of the ceremony and serves to make a lasting 
impression upon the minds of the brethren as well as 
the initiates. 

It is with feelings of deep regret that I have to report 
the deaths of two valued Past Grand Lodge Officers, 
Rt. Wor. Bro. W. M. Ross, P.D.D.G.M. of Chaudiere 
and S. A. Luke Lodges, and Vy. Wor. Bro. A. T. Cooper, 
P.G.J.D.GX. of Que. and Rideau Lodge. They were 
both very active in Masonry until the moment of their 
advancement to the Grand Lodge above, and are keenly 
missed from their accustomed seats among their brethren. 

It was my especial privilege and pleasure to present 
Veterans Medals to Rt. Wor. Bro. Dr. D. H. Mcintosh, 
of St. John's Lodge, No. 63, and Wor. Bro . Close, of 
Prince of Wales Lodge, No. 371. 

I was also invited to install the Wor. Master and his 
officers of Mississippi Lodge, No. 147 and assist at the 
installation of the Wor. Master of The Builders Lodge, 
Xo. 177. 

Several of the lodges attended Divine Service during 
the year and I esteemed it a privilege to be present at 
most of them. 

A schedule of my official visits of inspection 
of the twenty-seven lodges in this District is at- 
tached to this report. A few days before the date 
of my first visit I received a call to England which could 
not be neglected, and so some of my predecessors very 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 179 

kindly undertook to make the necessary visits until my 
return. I deeply appreciated their very kindly co- 
operation and assistance. 

Every lodge has been visited at least once and some 
more than once upon special request. I have seen each 
of the degrees conferred, and can report with the great- 
est of pleasure that the work in every instance has been 
of a uniformly high standard. Every officer taking part 
in the ceremony has shown that he has studied his work, 
and by a careful delivery, endeavoured to make the 
required impression upon the mind of the candidate. 
There has been practically no occasion for adverse critic- 
ism and the lodges are to be congratulated upon the 
calibre of their officers and the character of their work. 
The Masters have each proven their ability in their 
knowledge of the ritual, their skill in the conduct of the 
affairs of their lodge and their interests in Masonry 
generally by visiting their neighbouring lodges as much 
as possible, and by promoting fraternal visits between 
lodges. The outlook of Masonry in the Ottawa District 
I would suggest, is particularly bright, and its present 
good condition we know is due to the untiring efforts 
of the Past Officers to produce the good Masons of to-day. 
"They builded better than they knew". 

Preparations have been in progress for several weeks 
for the reception of Grand Lodge in Ottawa. The suc- 
cess of the arrangements depends largely upon the com- 
mittees which were elected for that purpose. It is 
impossible to name the brethren individually, but all 
of the Lodges in the District are represented upon the 
various committees, and they have all entered very 
enthusiastically into their work to make this meeting 
of Grand Lodge both a very successful and a very happy 
one, thereby relieving the District Deputy Grand Master 
of a great deal of anxiety for which he is more grateful 
than he can say. 

Finally I wish to express my sincere thanks, both 
on my own behalf and on behalf of my Mother Lodge, 
Prince of Wales, No. 371, for the confidence placed in me 
by my brethren when they nominated me to the Grand 
Master for appointment as his representative in the 
Ottawa District. 



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The brethren not only nominated me but continued 
to give me their whole-hearted support throughout the 
year by accompanying me from one end of the District 
to the other upon my official visits. The Masters of the 
Lodges were particularly attentive to me, and my predeces- 
sors in the high office, many of whom also accompanied 
me at all times, generously contributed their brotherly 
advice and counsel whenever needed. Such kindly en- 
couragement made my term of office that more pleasant 
and my work that much easier, yet these few words do 
not convey all the appreciation to them that I feel. 

Monday, Oct. 5th 1936, Enterprise Lodge, Xo. 516 
Beachburg.' Wednesday, Oct. 14th 1936, St. John's 
Lodge No. 63, Carleton Place. Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 1936, 
Chaudiere Lodge Xo. 264, Ottawa. Tuesday, Xov. 3rd 
1936, Renfrew Lodge Xo. 122, Renfrew. Friday, Nov. 
6th 1936, Ashlar Lodge, Xo. 564, Ottawa. Monday 
Xov. 9th 1936, Madawaska Lodge Xo. 196, Arnprior. 
Tuesday, Xov. 17th 1936, Lodge of Fidelity Xo. 231, 
Ottawa. Tuesday, Dec. 1st 1936, Dalhousie Lodge Xo. 
52, Ottawa. Thursday, Dec. 3rd 1936, St. Andrews 
Lodge Xo. 560, Ottawa. Friday, Jan. 8th 1937, The 
Builders Lodge Xo. 177, Ottawa. Wednesday, Feb. 
3rd 1937, Defenders Lodge Xo. 590, Ottawa. Tuesday, 
Feb. 9th 1937, Civil Service Lodge Xo. 148, Ottawa. 
Thursday, Feb. 11th 1937, Rideau Lodge Xo. 595, 
Ottawa. Friday, Feb 26th 1937, Prince of Wales Lodge, 
Xo. 371 Ottawa. Wednesday, Mar. 10th 1937, Sidney 
Albert Luke Lodge Xo. 558, Ottawa. Thursday, Mar. 
18th, 1937, Doric Lodge Xo. 58 Ottawa. Friday, Mar. 
19th 1937, Acacia Lodge, Xo. 561, Westboro. Friday, 
April 2nd 1937, Mississippi Lodge Xo. 147, Almonte. 
Wednesday, April 14th 1937, Ionic Lodge Xo. 526, 
Westboro. Wednesday, April 21st 1937, Hazeldean 
Lodge Xo. 517, Hazeldean. Friday, April 23rd 1937, 
Corinthian Lodge Xo. 476, Xorth Gower. Thursday, 
May 6th 1937, Pembroke Lodge Xo. 128, Pembroke. 
Tuesday, May 11th 1937, Cobden Lodge Xo. 459, Cobden 
Friday, May 21st 1937, Carleton Lodge, Xo. 465, Carp 
Tuesday, May 25th 1937, Goodwood Lodge Xo. 159, 



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Richmond. Monday, May 31st 1937, Russell Lodge Xo. 
479, Russell. Monday, June 14th Bonnechere Lodge 
No. 433 Eganville. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William H. G. Flay. 

D.D.G.M. Ottawa District. 



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PETERBOROUGH DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of The Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — 

I have the honour to submit for your consideration 
my report on the Condition of Masonry in Peterborough 
District for the year 1936-37. 

OFFICIAL VISITS— All Lodges in the District 
have been visited officially during the year. A great 
many iraternal visits have also been made. Everywhere 
the representative of the Grand Master has been received 
with the utmost courtesy, and warmest enthusiasm. 
That "rich capacity for friendship", which is the fund- 
amental qualification of a good Mason has been demon- 
strated in a marked degree, and at every opportunity. 
The attendance has been uniformly good, — in several 
cases the lodge room being taxed to capacity, — and 
interest has been fully maintained. 

With but three exceptions, one or more degrees 
were conferred at each of my official visits. In most 
of the Lodges candidates have presented themselves 
in larger numbers than for some years past. In several 
cases, Emergent Meetings have been found necessary 
in order to keep pace with the work. Without exception, 
Masters have proved themselves well skilled, and 
fully appreciative of the duties and responsibilities 
of their office. Routine business is conducted har- 
moniously, intelligently, and without undue delay. 
Conferring of degrees has demonstrated exceptional 
skill and ability. Fidelity to the ritual, clearness of 
enunciation, voice modulation, and an evident under- 
standing of the lectures and charges of the various 
degrees have characterized the work throughout the 
District. Our Past Masters maintain their attendance 
and interest, and participation in the work, and are a 
pillar of strength in all our Lodges. Their presence and 
assistance, so freely and generously given, undoubtedly 
lend a general stabilizing influence in our lodge meetings 



OTTAWA. ONTARIO, 1937 183 

and very greatly help in making the work of the degrees 
more interesting, instructive, and impressive to the 
candidates. Our Wardens and Junior Officers also, 
generally speaking, are doing excellent work, which 
augurs well for the continued progress and prosperity 
of the Order. And may I add a word of hearty apprec- 
iation to all our brethren throughout the District, 
who by their regular attendance, their interest, co- 
operation and support, provide that final and imperative 
incentive which demands and receives the very best 
work of which our Officers are capable. 

DUES. — Arrearage of dues is still a very consider- 
able problem with most of our Lodges, although I have 
noted a distinct improvement in this respect. This 
important matter is receiving the earnest consideration 
of our Officers and Lodge Secretaries. Every effort 
consistent with that Charity which Freemasons are 
exhorted "to maintain in its fullest flower", is being made 
to overtake these arrearages. 

BENEVOLENCE:— The fundamental Masonic 
doctrine, — "That no voice of a Brother in distress shall 
reach our ears in vain, and no hand seek our aid without 
response", — is still as potent as ever, and is being met, 
I am convinced, to the utmost ability of our Lodges. 

MASONIC EDUCATION:— Extension of Masonic 
Education has been urgently stressed in all my visits. 
Very shortly, after my return from Grand Lodge Con- 
vocation last summer, I addressed letters to all Lodges 
in the District, urging that this important matter be 
given prompt and earnest attention. These were fol- 
lowed by letters in a similar vein from Brother F. E. 
Kerr, (Corinthian Lodge, No. 101), District Supervisor 
of Education, who has given several brief addresses 
on suitable nasonic topics in his own Lodge. Many 
summonses which have reached me have carried in- 
formation regarding similar addresses in other Lodges. 
I believe that this matter is receiving increasing attention 
and interest throughout the District. 

SUSPENSIONS:— The effects of the depression 
are still felt in this connection. Such suspensions as have 
been necessarv have been made onlv after the most 



184 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

careful consideration of each individual case by the 
officers of the Lodge. Some very worthy brethren who 
have been facing severe financial difficulty have had 
their dues remitted, and have been continued in member- 
ship. Others have had dues remitted, and have been 
granted dimits. Only in the most flagrant cases has 
suspension been resorted to. 

CtENERAL: — In general, I would say that Masonry 
is experiencing a satisfactory year in Peterborough 
District. Candidates are coming forward in larger 
numbers. Interest and attendance are good. Inter- 
esting and instructive entertainment is provided at our 
after meetings. Our Past Masters maintain their at- 
tendance and enthusiasm, and assistance in our lodge 
work. Two of our Lodges, Havelock, No. 435, Havelock, 
and Golden Rule, Xo. 126, Campbellford, have pur- 
chased new Masonic Homes, and will shortly be installed 
therein; and both hope to be free of debt by the time 
thev are readv for Dedication. 



HIGH LIGHTS OF THE YEAR:— On October 
22nd., 1936, J. B. Hall Lodge, No. 145, Millbrook, 
celebrated the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the grant- 
ing of their Charter. This was a memorable occasion. 
The Lodge Room was filled with members and visiting 
brethren. The Deputy Grand Master, R. W. Brother 
W. J. Dunlop, was the honoured guest of the evening, 
and delighted the large gathering with a most interesting 
and thought-provoking address. J. B. Hall Lodge is 
fortunate in having a number of enthusiastic and well- 
skilled younger Past Masters; a splendid "Old Guard" 
of Past Masters; and a veteran Secretary, R. W. Brother 
Charles Thorndyke, who keeps a vigilant and fatherly 
eye on all proceedings of the Lodge. 

On October 16th., 1936, the occasion of my Official 
Visit to Corinthian Lodge, Xo. 101, Peterborough, 
it was my privilege to receive on a fraternal visit, R. W. 
Brother H. S. Johnston, District Deputy Grand Master 
of Victoria District. I had the pleasure of returning 
this visit on April 14th., 1937, when R. W. Brother 
Tohnston visited officially Lome Lodge, Xo.375, Omemee. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 185 

On the evening of March 5th., 1937, visiting officially 
my Mother Lodge, (Peterborough, No. 155), I had the 
very great pleasure of receiving V. W. Brother R. J. 
Devey, Grand Organist, of Perth, (a member and Past 
Master of Peterborough Lodge), R. W. Brother H. A. 
Dunne, Immediate Past D.D.G.M. of St. Lawrence 
District, with other brethren from Perth. Following 
the Lodge meeting, a delightful hour was spent in the 
dining room, R. W. Brother Dunne and V. W. Brother 
Devey both addressing the large gathering present. 

A fitting climax to the year's special events was pro- 
vided on the evening of May 11th., 1937, when Peter- 
borough District was honoured by a visit from the 
Grand Master, M. W. Brother A. J. Anderson. Every 
Lodge in the District was well represented. This was 
also the occasion of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the 
District Past Masters' Association, with the largest 
attendance on record. The Grand Master briefly ad- 
dressed the Past Masters in the cining room, following 
which, to the assembled (brethren in the lodge ioom, he 
delivered a most stirring patriotic address, distinctly 
in keeping with the occasion, (the evening before Cor- 
onation Day). 

In concluding my report, may I be permitted a few 
personal remarks and observations, — and acknowledg- 
ments. The year has been a strenuous but a very happy 
one, — rich in old friendships cemented, and in new 
friendships established. My warmest thanks and ap- 
preciation are due the brethren of the District for their 
unanimous support in electing me to cffice a year ago, — 
and to the Grand Master for confirming this election. 
In a very special sense col wish to acknowledge the 
support and encouragement of many of the veteran 
members of the Craft. 

Peterborough District boasts a possibly unique 
distinction in that every one of its Past District Deputy 
Grand Masters is still actively engaged in the work. 
One or more of these distinguished Brethren were with 
me on nearly every visit. 

I wish to acknowledge also the splendid support 
given me by W. Brother M. T. Breckenridge and W. 



186 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Brother W. Anderson, both of Peterborough Lodge, 
No. 155, District Secretary and District Chaplain, 
respectively; and by Bro. F. K. Kerr, Corinthian Lodge, 
No. 101, District Supervisor of Education. W. Brother 
Breckenridge and W. Brother Anderson accompanied 
me on every official visit during the year. It was this 
astounding fact that drew from W. Brother Rcss Dobbin, 
(a boon companion of forty years standing, — Past Mast- 
er of Peterborough Lodge, Past First Principal of Cor- 
inthian Chapter, R.A.M., Past Preceptor of Moore 
Preceptory, Past Provincial Grand Prior of Sovereign 
Great Priory of Canada, — Past, but ever Present), the 
caustic comment, — "They must be gluttons for 
punishment." In spite of this remark, — or perhaps 
because of it, I tender to these two brethren a very 
special measure of thanks and appreciation. 

May I close this report on the high note of the 
testimony, — so often repeated — of Ontario's "Grand Old 
Man", Sir Wm. Mulock— "The Best Thing Of All Is 
Friends", — with grateful acknowledgement to my breth- 
ren of Peterborough District, who have made this a very 
living truth. 

Fraternally submitted, 

W. D. Campbell, 

D.D.G.M., Peterborough District. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 187 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — 

I have the honour to submit my report on the con- 
ditions of Masonry in Prince Edward District for the year 
ending June 24, 1937. 

I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the 
brethren of Prince Edward District for the honour they 
conferred on myself and Lake Lodge No. 215 in electing 
me to the office of D.D.G.M. and more particularly 
because it is the first time in thirty eight years Lake 
Lodge has had the honour of having one of their members 
elected to that office. 

My first special act was to appoint Wor. Bro. James 
S. Barber District Secretary and Wor. Bro. J. I. Coleman 
District Chaplain, but I regret to state that Wor. Bro. 
Coleman was called to Grand Lodge above on December 
1st and Lake Lodge lost a member who will be very hard 
to replace, a brother who was a tower of strength to his 
Mother Lodge. 

I sent cards with the dates of my official visits to the 
Secretaries of every Lodge to be distributed among the 
brethren. The list of dates made it very convenient 
for the brethren to keep the time of the official visits in 
mind. 

The outstanding event of the year was the visit 
the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master made to the 
District on November 9th. The reception tendered him 
was in the Community Hall at Stirling. Every Lodge 
in the District was represented, the banquet room being 
packed. After the banquet the Most Worshipful, the 
Gr'ind Master was introduced by Most Worshipful Bro. 
W. N. Ponton. An inspiring address was given by the 
Most Worshipful, the Grand Master which was ap- 
preciated by all, and as an expression of the esteem in 



188 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

which our Grand Master is held, the District presented 
him with a cabinet of silver, Coronation design. 

Two other events which are worthy of mention are 
visits of Bay of Quinte Lodge of Toronto to Franck Lodge 
of Frankford and to Consecon Lodge at Consecon. 
I had the pleasure of welcoming the officers and members 
of Bay of Quinte Lodge to our District on both occasions. 
The members of this Toronto Lodge are old residents 
or descendants of Prince Edward District and visit this 
District quite frequently. Their visits are a great benefit 
to Masonry as they bring the true masonic spirit with 
them. 

Prince Edward District is fortunate in having a real 
live Past Master's Association which holds very inter- 
esting meetings throughout the District under the very 
able leadership of Rt. Wor. Bro. Dr. E. A. Carleton, 
President and Very Wor. Bro. Thomas W. Solmes, Sec- 
retary. This association is well supported by the Past 
Masters and Wardens of the District. 

This District is surely to be congratulated upon its 
present officers and much praise is undoubtedly due to 
the work of the Past District Deputy Grand Masters, 
who are responsible for the uniformity of the work in the 
District. In all the Lodges I was pleased to observe that 
the ceremony of the three degrees was given in an 
impressive manner. 

The Lodge rooms are all comfortable and properly 
furnished and the Lodges are all carrying insurance; 
also the Secretaries of the District keep their books 
neatly and correctly. 

Masonic Education is being carried on in many of the 
Lodges and the committee I appointed with Wor. Bro. 
W. M. Barlow, Past Master of Moira Lodge as chairman, 
have been ready and willing at all times to assist any 
Lodge that requested it. 

During the year I have visited the sixteen Lodges 
in the District once, and some of them twice. The degree 
work as exemplified was beyond my expectations, the 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 189 

uniformity of the work was remarkable and I congratul- 
ate all the Lodges in the District for the efficient manner 
their officers conduct business and realize the responsibil- 
ities placed upon them. 

My official visits were as follows: 

Tuesday Oct. 6th, 1936, Craig Lodge, No. 401, Deseronto. 
Friday Oct. 9th, 1936, Tweed Lodge, No. 239, Tweed. 
Monday Oct. 12th, 1936, Bancroft Lodge, No. 482, Ban- 
croft. Friday Oct. 30th, 1936, Consecon Lodge, No. 
50, Consecon. Tuesday Nov. 3rd, 1936, Star-in-the- 
East Lodge, No. 164, Wellington. Friday Nov. 6th, 

1936, United Lodge, No. 29, Brighton. Thursday Nov. 
19th, 11936, Stirling Lodge, No. 69, Stirling. Tuesday 
Feb. 9th., 1937, Trent Lodge, No. 38, Trenton. Wed- 
nesday Mar. 3rd, 1937, Moira Lodge, No. 11, Belleville. 
Monday Mar. 15th, 1937, Franck Lodge, No. 127, 
Frankford. Thursday Apr. 1st, 1937, Prince Edward 
Lodge, No. 18, Picton. Wednesday Apr. 14th, 1937, 
Eureka Lodge No. 283, Belleville. Monday Apr. 19th., 

1937, Marmora Lodge No. 222, Marmora. Thursday 
May 6th, 1937, The Belleville Lodge No. 123, Belleville. 
Monday May 24th, 1937, Lake Lodge, No. 215, Amelias- 
burg. Tuesday May 25th, 1937, Madoc' Lodge, No. 
48, Madoc. 

There was a good attendance at all these meetings ; 
at some of them over twenty Lodges were represented, 
and at one meeting five P. D. D.G.Ms, were present. 

I am very pleased that throughout the year there 
has been no discord or unpleasantness to settle. When 
criticism was necessary, it was as kindly taken as it 
was kindly meant. 

I do not wish to mention any names in case I should 
omit someone inadvertently, but I must mention that 
I had the honour on behalf of Grand Lodge of presenting 
Bro. Jno. Lyle the oldest member of Marmora Lodge No. 
222 with a Long Service Jewel. I can say that I have had 
the support of all Masons in the District irrespective 
of masonic rank, in making my official visits both pleas- 
ant and profitable to myself, and I hope to the brethren 
of the District. 



190 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

I have found in all the Lodges visited that they 
have felt the effects of the depression; but the brethren 
are optimistic and are practicing the genuine principles 
of Masonry, namely Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. 

I regret to report the passing of some of our Brethren 
to the Grand Lodge above, particularly would I mention 
the late Rt. Wor. Bro. W. M. Logan, Grand Secretary, 
who was well known in this District and had the respect 
and esteem of all members of the Craft. 

Finally as your representative I have been received 
with the greatest respect and cordiality and I cannot 
conclude this report without thanking the brethren for 
their uniform kindness and courtesy towards me, and 
Most Wor. Bro. W. N. Ponton and the P.D.D.G.M.sfor 
their support and advice. I feel I have made many 
friends whom I will cherish the rest of my life and I 
pray that the harmony that exists among the brethren 
of Prince Edward District may ever continue. 

All of which is fraternally and respectfully sub- 
mitted. 

Harry E. Redner. 

D.D.G.M. 

Prince Edward District 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO. 1937 191 

SARNIA DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : — 

In presenting my report on the condition of Masonry 
in Sarnia District, I wish to extend to the brethren 
of this District my sincere thanks for the great honour 
they conferred on me to represent the Most Worshipful, 
the Grand Master. The year has been one of real pleas- 
ure and I have received splendid support in carrying 
out my important duties. 

My first official act was to appoint Worshipful Bro- 
ther Arthur W. Waters of Victoria Lodge No. 56, as 
District Secretary, and Brother Rev. F. G. Hardy of 
St. George's Anglican Church, Sarnia, as District Chap- 
lain. I am very grateful to both of these brethren for 
the assistance they have given to me during the year. 

Everywhere I visited, I was received in the most 
hospitable manner and with that loyalty and attachment 
characteristic of the Masons in Sarnia District. 

It has been my pleasure to visit every lodge in the 
district at least once officially, besides many other visits. 
None of the lodges is in real financial difficulties, al- 
though some are faced with the problem of unpaid dues. 
However, this is gradually improving. Lodges are 
reporting increases in applications for membership which 
gives to the officers a greater incentive to become more 
proficient in their work. 

Generally speaking, I find the lodges in Sarnia 
District in a very healthy condition and staffed with 
well-skilled officers, sincere and enthusiastic, who render 
the work and conduct their meetings in a very creditable 
manner. The secretaries' records and accounts are kept 
in good order. 

One of the outstanding events in October was a visit 
by the Most Worshipful Brother Reid and officers of 



192 GRAND LODGE OF CAXADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

the Grand Lodge of Michigan to St Paul Lodge Xo. 601, 
Sarnia. After a largely attended banquet in the dining 
hall, the brethren retired to the lodge room where Most 
Worshipful Brother Reid and his staff conferred the 
first degree on their candidate, whom they brought with 
them for the occasion. After the meeting, the Sarnia 
brethren escorted the visitors to the boat that carried 
them back to their native land. These visits help to 
cement those Masonic ties of fellowship and goodwill 
which are found the world over. 

It is with deep regret that I have to report the 
passing of two of our most respected brethren, Right 
Worshipful Bro. William Graham of Inwood Lodge who 
was made a Mason in 1886 and departed this life in Feb- 
ruary 1937. He was an outstanding man in his community 
and masonic scholar and was honoured in 1924-25 to 
represent the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master in 
this District. In March, Right Worshipful Brother 
Alexander Saunders, a member of Victoria Lodge No. 56 
who represented the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master 
in 1901, passed on to the Grand Lodge above. Both 
of these men are greatly missed in their lodges for they 
were always ready to give a willing hand and tender 
advice for the betterment of the Order. 

On May 4th, the brethren of Sarnia District had the 
privilege and honour to have as their guest, Right Wor- 
shipful Brother W. J. Dunlop, Deputy Grand Master. 
The banquet was held in Turner Hall, after which the 
brethren retired to the lodge room where, after being 
duly received, the Mayor of Sarnia, Worshipful Brother 
Fred Pelling gave an address of welcome in the presence 
of three hundred Masons. Right Worshipful Brother 
Dunlop delivered a very inspiring address which will 
long be remembered by those present. 

Progress in Masonic Education is gaining and the 
brethren are showing interest by applying for books 
through their secretaries which will certainly increase 
in the future. In some cases, the secretaries have secured 
a lending library distributing the books to the members 
of their lodges and we can look forward to more short 
speeches on masonic subjects. The Past Masters' 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 193 

Association is very active, holding meetings, bi-monthly, 
conferring degrees and holding discussions afterwards, 
which creates a great deal of interest. These meetings 
are well attended and the membership is steadily in- 
creasing. 

On June the 24th, Petrolia Lodge No. 194 celebrated 
the 70th anniversary of the founding of the lodge with 
Most Worshipful Brother Anderson, the Grand Master, 
being present. At the banquet table were represent- 
atives from every lodge in the District and many from 
outside points. The secretary read the minutes of the 
first meeting held on June 24th, 1867. The usual toasts 
were proposed and responded to and the Grand Master 
presented Brother John Scott, who is now ninety-two 
years old and who has been a Mason for fifty two years, 
with a Veteran's Jewel. The brethren were then rewarded 
with an address by the Most Worshipful Brother Ander- 
son, after which a suitable presentation was made by 
Worshipful Brother Edwards on behalf of Petrolia Lodge. 

My year as District Deputy Grand Master drawing 
to a close has been one of the most pleasant of my masonic 
career and was made possible through the unlimited 
support accorded me not only by the members of my own 
lodge but by the District as a whole and for which I offer 
my grateful thanks. May I request that the same kind- 
ness and courtesy be given to my successor that it has 
been my pleasure to enjoy during the past year. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

W. S. Gibson. 

D.D.G.M., Sarnia District. 



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SOUTH HURON DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: — 

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I present 
this report on the condition of Masonry in South Huron 
District, for the year now drawing to a close. 

I particularly wish to express my sincere appreciat- 
ion and thanks to the Officers, Past Masters and brethren 
of the different Lodges in this Masonic District, who, by 
electing me to the office of representative of the Most 
Worshipful, the Grand Master, have honoured me in a 
manner which I greatly appreciate. 

The condition of Masonry in South Huron District 
is a splendid example of the condition in which Masonry 
should be in every District within the jurisdiction of the 
Grand Lodge of Canada in Ontario. 

There had been a real and vital interest taken in all 
branches of masonic work, and it seems to me, that the 
officers and brethren of the different Lodges in this 
District have taken a deep interest in the work of their 
Lodge, and are honestly trying to promote a keen interest 
in masonic work, and by their efforts in this way are 
assisting in promoting an interest in the work of Masonry 
throughout this District and in surrounding Districts. 
This naturally has led to an increased attendance at 
regular meetings in the different Lodges and there has 
been a splendid attendance at special meetings which 
any of the Lodges have put on. 

There has been a marked increase in the number of 
applications for membership in the different Lodges 
in the District which is a real indication that the spirit 
of Masonry is being felt and appreciated by men who are 
seeking to promote good citizenship in the Listrict. 

There has also been an increase in the payment of 
cues which indicates the improvement in general con- 



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ditions in our Province. There has been a decided 
improvement in the number of fraternal visits made be- 
tween the different Lodges in the District. I have stress- 
ed this phase of our work at all times as being of very 
great importance to our Lodges and to the spirit of our 
Order. The brethren have helped by visiting nearby 
Lodges and also by officers and brethren visiting other 
Lodges to confer degrees. 

The work of Benevolence has not been neglected 
in any way during the year. This has been one sub- 
ject on which a short talk has been given at all of my 
official visits to the Lodges of this District, and on 
several occasions when visiting Lodges where a request 
has been brought in for assistance for a worthy brother 
or dependents, the brethren did not hesitate to donate 
all they could afford to. I believe that the reports on 
Benevolence for this year will show a decided increase 
over that of the last few years. 

Masonic Education or Instruction has been one of the 
live topics at all meetings during the year. At the be- 
ginning of my term in office I asked each Lodge in the 
District to appoint a strong committee on Masonic 
Education. This was done by all the Lodges and these 
committees have done a lot of work in providing speak- 
ers for meetings where Masonic Education was the topic 
for the evening. They have endeavoured to have some 
Masonic subject discussed for from fifteen to thirty min- 
utes whenever possible at regular meetings and in this 
way have provided useful instruction and have also 
shown that there is still a lot of work to be done by com- 
mittees in this line of work. 

Some, but not many of our members, have taken 
advantage of the offer of the Masonic Library, and have 
obtained books on subjects which appealed to them. 
In country lodges the brethren do not seem to have a 
great deal of time to spend on this line of reading and 
have the book returned to the library in the required time. 
Consequently they find that more interest is aroused 
by letting it be known through the "Monthly Lodge 
Notice" that some well known brother will speak to the 
brethren on some masonic subject. In some cases these 
lectures have been illustrated by slides showing different 



196 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

phases on which the subject is based. I sincerely hope 
that this work will be carried on and improved by my 
successor in the District, as there still is a lot of work 
to be done along this line. 

I have tried, during the past year, to visit each Lodge 
in the District, at least twice, and it has been both a 
pleasure and a privilege to me to have been able to do so. 

I wish to thank the secretaries of the Lodges for 
their willingness to have their books and records ex- 
amined on my official visits, in fact they seemed to be 
pleased to show just how well their lodge was progressing 
although they all have a certain amount of unpaid dues 
which they are anxious to get collected, if possible. 

It has also been my privilege and pleasure to pay 
several fraternal visits to Lodges in London District, 
also to Wilson District and Wellington District, where 
I always received a sincere and hearty welcome from 
my many friends in these different Districts. 

In closing this report of the condition of Masonry 
in this District, I wish to express my sincere appreciation 
and thanks to all those brethren who have given so 
freelv of their time by accompanying me on all the trips 
and visits I have made during the year, and may I 
also thank those brethren throughout the District who 
have spent their time so freely for the ex tension of Mason- 
ic Education. 

I am indeed thankful that it has been my privilege 
and honour to serve in some small way in South Huron 
District, as the humble representative of the Most 
Worshipful, the Grand Master. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

NORMAN V. JOHNSTON, 

D.D.G.M., South Huron District. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 197 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: — 

I hereby present my report on the condition of 
Masonry in the St. Lawrence District for the year 1936-7. 

First of all let me thank the brethren of the St. 
Lawrence District for the confidence and honour they 
conferred on me in electing me to the high and important 
office of District Deputy Grand Master and to thank 
the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master for confirming 
that election. 

It is with reluctance that I write this report. The 
ending of one of the most profitable and pleasant years 
of my Masonic life leaves me with regret that officially 
the most cordial relations I have had with the officers 
and members of all the Lodges throughout the District 
must, of necessity, come to an end. 

I have endeavoured at all times to carry out the great 
traditions of Masonry and in this have been backed by 
the officers of every Lodge in the District. I have found 
the greatest pleasure in the work and now that my term 
of office is about over I feel myself personally enriched 
by the knowledge of the many staunch friends I have 
made. 

Upon my election my first official duty was to ap- 
point Wor. Bro. the Reverend S. K. Morton of Salem 
Lodge No. 368 my District Chaplain and Wor. Bro. 
Charles Scace of Sussex Lodge No. 5 my District Sec- 
retary. To both of these officers I wish to express my 
thanks for the strong support they have given me through- 
out the year. 

I do not propose to make a detailed report of my 
visits to each of the nineteen Lodges of the District except 
to say that I visited every Lodge once officially and many 



198 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

of them on more than one occasion. I saw degrees either 
conferred or exemplified by the officers of all the Lodges 
and received a hearty reception on all occasions. 

As to the work of the various Lodges I found it 
uniform and of a good standard. The cfficers were 
sincere in their desire to impress the various candidates 
with the beauty of our ritual and the worth of our Order. 

Though many of the Lodges have felt, in no small 
measure, the result of the depression of the past few years 
I am pleased to state that most of them have found added 
courage during the past year. The various Lodges are 
well organized; candidates with the true Masonic spirit 
have been more plentiful; the need for suspensions less 
necessary and a spirit of optimism prevails throughout 
the whole District. 

Unemployment: — A survey made of the various 
Lodges of the District shows that the great problem of 
unemployment among the members of the Craft has 
been greatly lessened during the past year. Most of the 
secretaries have reported that there is no one on their 
roll capable of working who is not employed. A list 
of those unemployed brethren of the District capable 
of working was sent to the Grand Secretary's Office some 
months ago and I am happy to state that since this list 
was sent in notice has been given me that most of these 
brethren have now been placed in work of some nature or 
other. 

The Masonic Library: — One of my regrets is that 
it does not seem possible to awaken the brethren to the 
opportunity provided for them through this Library. 
The Secretaries of the various Lodges have been diligent 
in carrying notice of the Library on their monthly sum- 
mons but very few of the brethren seem to have taken 
advantage of the opportunity afforded them of pro- 
curing books and literature which would without a doubt 
prove of great service to them. 

Masonic Education throughout the District has 
been advanced through a regular interchange of visits 
both within and without the District. Added to these 



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visits many of the Lodges have had a series of short ad- 
dresses prepared and given at their meetings. 

To summarize this report let me state that the con- 
dition of Masonry throughout the St. Lawrence District 
is good. I have found the Masters of all the Lodges pro- 
ficient in their work. I have found attendance excellent ; 
harmony prevailing throughout the whole District 
and the work of the degrees being put on in a sincere 
and careful manner. 

In conclusion permit me to say how grateful I am 
for having had the privilege to serve the brethren of St. 
Lawrence District. The year has been a most happy one 
and now that my term of office is drawing to a close I 
bespeak the same measure of support and loyalty for my 
successor. With me it will alwavs be a case of HAPPY 
TO MEET: SORRY TO PART: HAPPY TO MEET 
AGAIN. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Edward A. MacKenzie, 

D.D.G.M. St. Lawrence District. 



200 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

ST. THOMAS DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir- and Brethren: — 

It has been an extremely happy experience to 
have had the opportunity of serving Masonry in St. 
Thomas District. One cannot help but feel profoundly 
grateful that such a privilege should have been accorded 
to me by my brethren so early in my masonic life. It 
has been a year enriched by new friendships and a fresher, 
deeper appreciation of Masonry. It has confirmed and 
strengthened my convictions as to the important work 
to be done by the Craft. 

To all the brethren of the District who so kindly 
and generously made it possible for me to serve as District 
Deputy Grand Master, I express my sincere thanks. 
And to past D.D.G.M's. and P.Ms, in general in the Dis- 
trict, I have cause to be extremely grateful. Their advice, 
counsel, assistance and encouragement have lightened 
the burden and made the path easier. 

Wor. Bro. J. J. Campbell of Malahide Lodge has 
acted as District Secretary. He accompanied me regular- 
ly on my visits, and his practical assistance and loyalty 
have been one of the happy features of the year's work. 

Wor. Bro. Rev. P. H. Streeter acted as District 
Chaplain. He conducted a most successful District 
Divine Service last autumn. A number of the Lodges 
had their own services, too. The attendance at these 
services was excellent — a decided improvement over the 
experience of recent years. 

The celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the grant 
of its charter by Malahide Lodge was a leading event 
in the District in the autumn of 1936. The climax of 
the celebration was a banquet at which the Grand Master 
was the guest speaker and delivered a stirring appeal 
for practical fraternity. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 201 

It was deeply regretted that two of the most dis- 
tinguished members of Malahide Lodge were unable to 
be present at the celebration; namely Rt. Wor. Bro. S. S. 
Clutton and Rt. Wor. Wm. Logan, both of whom have 
since passed on. While their passing is generally mourned 
it is an especial loss to St. Thomas District. A memorial 
service was held in June in Malahide Lodge at which the 
services of late Rt. Wor. Bros. Logan and Clutton were 
extolled and the memory of their association with our 
District kept alive. 

As inmost Districts, Masonic Education has occupied 
much attention. Rt. Wor. Bro. H. W. Scarff has been 
chairman of the Masonic Education Committee. He 
arranged a great man} 7 short addresses on the sym- 
bolism of the various degrees. A tendency to attempt 
too much work in one evening in some lodges sometimes 
had the effect of crowding out Masonic Education ad- 
dresses. 

I had the privilege of paying visits to Chatham 
District when Rt. Wor. Bro. Mooney was making his 
official visit to his Mother Lodge at Blenheim; and to 
Wilson District when Rt. Wor. Bro. Blueman was visit- 
ing his Mother Lodge at Woodstock. Rt. Wor. Bro. 
Quantz of London District was kind enough to receive 
me in St. John Lodge on the occasion of his visit there. 

One should record with profound gratitude his 
appreciation of the St. Thomas P. M. Association,— 
the parliament of Masonry in the District. It meets 
regularly providing excellent and stimulating addresses 
on Masonry and kindred subjects and a forum for the 
discussion of masonic topics. Its organizing genius 
is Bro. Fred Palmer whose loyalty, energy and originality 
deserve the highest commendation. 

My official visits and the enquiries made both by 
the secretary and myself indicate that Masonry is in 
a much healthier and progressive condition than a few 
years ago. 

Practically all the lodges report an increased number 
of candidates. Finances are improving; arrears are de- 
creasing; with more candidates the quality of the work 
improves. 



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I expected to find and see excellent degree work in 
the city and town lodges. I wasn't disappointed. When 
distinctly rural lodges have not been presenting the work 
regularly, one doesn't expect the same high standard of 
efficiency and accuracy. But I want to report that the 
rural lodges in the District compare favourably in quality 
of work, and in enthusiasm are equal if not superior to 
their city brethren. One should record his appreciation 
of the loyalty and persistence of officers of rural lodges 
who have carried on through great difficulties in recent 
years. The condition of the lodges and the state of the 
work show their labour has not been in vain. 

To all the brethren of the District who during the 
year have accorded me assistance and encouragement 
I express my sincere thanks. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

E. S. Livermore. 

D.D.G.M. St. Thomas District 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 203 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: — 

In preparing and submitting my report as D.D.G.M. 
in the District of Temiskaming, I realize more fully 
than ever before the pleasures that have been mine during 
my year of office as representative of the Most Worship- 
ful, the Grand Master, and express to my masonic breth- 
ren my sincere thanks and appreciation in recommending 
me to the Grand Master for this high office in our Craft. 

Although we have numerically the smal'est District 
(Seven Lodges) in the Province, it is almost two hundred 
miles from Kapuskasing in the most northerly part to 
Englehart in the southern end, a fact which makes 
visits between lodges somewhat difficult and adds to the 
task of a D.D.G.M., particularly if he is located at one 
or the other extreme end. This disadvantage, however, 
is more than offset by the fact that this District has not 
been so hard hit by the depression as many others, and 
most lodges have registered a steady growth and im- 
provement throughout the year. 

Although Wor. Bro. Chas. Neal, my District Sec- 
retary, has been confined to bed for the past six weeks, 
I am indebted to him for his co-operation and assistance 
in aiding me answer all correspondence promptly. 

It was my good fortune to commence my official 
duties by accompanying our Grand Master on a three day 
tour of Temiskaming District, which enabled me to meet 
many unknown brethren and thereby blaze the trail 
for my own official visits. This trip also made it possible 
for me to become better acquainted with Most Worship- 
ful Bro. Anderson and form a friendship with him that 
I will treasure for, I hope, many years to come. 

On Sept. 27th, we travelled to the most distant Lodge 
in Tern., Spruce Falls Lodge, Kapuskasing. We were 



204 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

both agreeably surprised to find such a modern up-to- 
date town, ideally situated and planned almost in the 
heart of the wilderness and very much impressed with 
the splendid efforts of the past and present officers of 
Spruce Falls Lodge in building up their membership, 
buying and furnishing their lodge room, and creating 
the splendid feeling of masonic brotherhood that we 
found so much in evidence. After a delicious banquet 
our Grand Master delivered a fine address which left 
a deep impression in the minds of our northern brethren. 

Owing to the limited time available it was impossible 
to visit the Cochrane Lodge, but at noon on the 28th, 
quite a number of the brethren met us at a luncheon 
and paid their respects to Most Worshipful Bro. Ander- 
son. 

Wor. Bro. Bolton, Master of Cochrane Lodge, then 
drove us to Iroquois Falls, where we were received with 
that enthusiasm and hospitality that has built up a 
reputation for the brethren of Abitibi Lodge known far 
and wide. At this meeting, the largest of the trip, were 
members of Cochrane, Timmins, Porcupine and the 
surrounding country, anxious to show Bro. Anderson the 
true Masonic spirit of the North. 

In order to make more complete our Grand Master's 
trip to Temiskaming, Wor. Bro. Frank Wood of Iroquois 
Falls drove us over to Timmins the following morning 
where we were entertained and dined by a goodly number 
of members of Golden Beaver and Porcupine Lodges. 

Our next stop was at Kirkland Lake where Bro. 
Anderson again received a royal welcome and where the 
brethren of Englehart Lodge joined with those of Doric 
Lodge to pay tribute to our Grand Master and listen to 
his eloquent message to all members of the Craft. 

Luncheon at Englehart, the home lodge of the D.D. 
G.M. at noon on Thursday, was the farewell gesture of 
the Temiskaming Masons to their Grand Master, which 
gave the brethren a splendid opportunity to meet per- 
sonally and appreciate the genial personality of Most 
Worshipful Bro. Anderson. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 205 

Aided by the Past Masters my next official duty was 
the installation of the officers of my own Lodge, Engle- 
hart Lodge No. 534, when W. Bro. E. V. Woollings was 
installed as Master on Jan 11th. 

On Dec. 14th it was my pleasure to visit Kapuskas- 
ing officially and to install the officers of Spruce Falls 
Lodge. One must visit this paper town and enjoy the 
acquaintance of these brethren to appreciate the work 
done by Wor. Bro. Boast, retiring Master of this Lodge 
and his predecessors, and now so ably carried on by officers 
headed by Wor. Bro. Connor. 

On Jan. loth I again returned to Iroquois Falls and 
assisted R. W. Bro. Mason of Porcupine Lodge to instal 
the officers of Abitibi Lodge. Under the supervision of 
R. W. Bro. F. K. Ebbitt this is always an outstanding 
event for this Lodge, with many past masters of other 
Lodges in attendance. 

My official visit to Cochrane was made on 
Feb. 14th. This is one of those lodges suffering from the 
effect of the depression. With many of their brethren 
forced to move elsewhere for employment; with quite 
a large debt on their hall; and with a very limited field 
from which to draw candidates, these brethren must be 
congratulated on the valiant stand they have made 
during the past few years, and I am glad to be able to 
report that there is now a brighter outlook for Cochrane 
Lodge than there has been for sometime. 

At Kirkland Lake the officers and members, part- 
icularly the Past Masters, turned out in goodly number 
to welcome me as D.D.G.M. on March 4th. Although 
this is a comparatively young Lodge, Doric Lodge has 
enjoyed and is enjoying an era of prosperity unknown to 
most lodges in Canada at the present time. So many 
candidates are received and so much degree work must 
be done that the Master has a hard time to plan his 
meetings in order to keep up with the work and at the 
same time leave time for social events which are so 
necessary to the success of our institutions. With so 
much practice the brethren of Doric Lodge are able to 
put on their degree work in a splendid manner and I was 
very much impressed with their exemplification of the 
first degree. 



206 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The week of April 12th was a busy one with three 
official visits. First, April 12th, I officially visited my 
own Lodge at Englehart and to honour their D.D.G.M. 
the members turned out in a goodly number, exemplified 
the first degree in their usual efficient and impressive 
manner and extended to me the hospitality of my home 
Lodge. Englehart Lodge has not been fortunate with 
regards to candidates. Many of the young men of 
the town and surrounding territory have moved to the 
newer and busier mining towns. However the prospects 
are very fair for the future of Masonry in this Lodge. 
Attendance could be higher, although with a large num- 
ber of members working on the railway with irregular 
hours this is to be expected. 

My second official visit of this week was to Golden 
Beaver Lodge at Timmins, located in the busy Por- 
cupine gold field with the Hollinger Mine employing 
approximately three thousand men adjoining the town. 
Golden Beaver Lodge is enjoying prosperity, is in splen- 
did condition financially, with a membership mcst of 
whom take their Masonry seriously and enthusiastically 
This Lodge is in a very enviable condition. 

On April 16th, accompanied by Wor. Bro. C. Xeal, 
I officially visited Abitibi Lodge. Rt. Wor. Bro. F. K. 
Ebbitt, so well known for his interest in Masonry in general 
and Abitibi Lodge in particular, deserves a great deal 
of credit for his part in keeping this Lodge together dur- 
ing those lean years when the paper mill was almost 
closed down. Under his watchful eye every opportunity 
to bring Masons together is made use of and one never 
tires of visiting Abitibi Lodge and enjoying the splendid 
fellowship found there. 

May 6th marked my official visit and first trip to 
Porcupine Lodge. Here I received a very cordial wel- 
come and enjoyed meeting many brothers whom I had 
never had the privilege of meeting before, and witnessing 
a very impressive third degree. This Lodge is also sit- 
uated in the Porcupine Gold Camp and with such en- 
thusiastic masons as R. W. Bro. John Mason and R. W. 
Bro. W. H. Johns, Secretary, the officers and members 
are making good progress and the Lodge has a rosy future. 



OTTAWA, OXTARIO. 1937 207 

The only unpleasant event of the whole year was 
the burial by his masonic brethren of Rt. Wor. Bro. H. 
Tomney, P.D.D.G.M. of the District prior to the Lodges 
at New Liskeard, Haileybury, Cobalt and Elk Lake being 
taken out of our District and put in Xipissing East. 
R. Wor. Bro. J. Paterson, P.D.D.G.M. accompanied me 
on this occasion to pay the respects of the Lodges in 
Temiskaming. 

On June 12th our Grand Master kept his promise to 
return to Timmins and two hundred members, represent- 
ing every Lodge in Temiskaming District, gathered to- 
gether for this occasion. During the afternoon our 
Grand Master made it a point to visit Wor. Bro. Klotz, 
a Past Master of more than fifty years standing, who 
is at present confined to his bed. Wor. Bro. Klotz, 
a very genial old gentleman with a clear memory, ap- 
preciated this visit a great deal and we felt indeed that 
this was a truly masonic example on the part of Bro. 
Anderson. Following a turkey dinner, the usual toasts, 
songs, etc., we were treated to an interesting account 
of our Grand Master's trip to the Installation of the 
Duke of York as Grand Master Mason of ■ Scotland, 
which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. 

The following morning Golden Beaver Lodge held 
their Annual Church Service in the United Church at 
Schumacher with Most Worshipful Bro. Anderson and 
myself in attendance. 

My term of office would not have been complete 
without witnessing a Memorial Service on June 18th, 
when Abitibi Lodge, under the guiding hand of R. W. Bro. 
F. K. Ebbitt and witnessed by a large number of Masons 
from Timmins, Porcupine, Cochrane and Englehart, 
paid tribute to their departed brethren. This ceremony 
is one that should be performed by each and every Lodge 
every year or two. 

On Thursday, June 24th, I installed the officers of 
Cochrane Lodge Xo. 530. This occasion is also marked 
by the annual visit to Cochrane of the members of Abitibi 
Lodge, which lodge takes full charge of the ceremony. 
About thirty-five or forty Abitibi members were present, 



208 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

which shows the Masonic spirit existing between the 
brethren in the North. A banquet and the usual toast 
list brought to a close my last official act as D.D.G M. 
in Temiskaming District. 

While the collection of dues is a problem which 
confronts all the lodges to a certain extent, I am happy 
to be able to report to you that the general condition 
of Masonry throughout the District of Temiskaming is a 
healthy one. 

My term as District Deputy Grand Master has been 
a most delightful one, due in a great measure to the co- 
operation, courtesy and brotherly love extended to me, 
as the representative of the Most Worshipful, the Grand 
Master, by every Lodge in the District. 

For all this loyal support I wish to express my sincere 
thanks. May my successor have the same pleasant and 
instructive term of office. I wish to assure him of my 
hearty co-operation and support. 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 

W. J. Hill, 

D.D.G.M. Temiskaming District. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 209 

TORONTO DISTRICT A 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: — ■ 

In presenting herewith my report on the condition 
of Masonry in Toronto District "A" for the year 1936-37, 
I wish first of all to thank the brethren for the honor 
accorded me of representing the Grand Master, Most 
Worshipful Brother Anderson in this grand old district 
where he himself served as D.D.G.M. thirty-one years 
ago. 

My first official act was to appoint Wor. Bro. D. L. 
McPherson of Victoria Lodge No. 474, District Sec- 
retary, and his kindly assistance and advice throughout 
the year have been invaluable. 

I also take this opportunity to record my appreciat- 
ion to the W. M. and members of my mother lodge, 
Victoria, for the reception tendered to me in September 
last, when, in the presence of some two hundred brethren, 
my predecessor in office, Rt. Wor. Bro. C. H. Lord in- 
vested me with the regalia of a D.D.G.M. 

It is with pleasure that I refer to my official visits of 
inspection. Rt. Wor. Bro. Lord was kind enough to 
inspect Victoria Lodge for me with the assistance of his 
Secretary, V. W. Bro. Wilfred Skirrow. The ritualistic 
work of the Worshipful Master and Officers in each of 
the thirty lodges which comprise the District was, 
without exception, well done. It proved them to be 
thoroughly qualified for the discharge of the important 
duties which they have undertaken, and determined to 
give of their best to our order, which, of course, is just 
what every Mason is expected to do. 

Throughout the District, there are signs of the com- 
mencement of an era of greatly increased membership 
from initiations, and there will also be this year a con- 
siderable number of suspensions for non-payment of dues. 



210 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

It seems to be the feeling generally, that from a 
financial standpoint, the asset which appears on Balance 
Sheets under the heading "Unpaid Dues," has been 
carried almost to extreme. 

Each lodge now has a finance committee, carefully 
chosen, to deal with this problem, as well as to see that 
finances are controlled in such manner as to proportion 
the expenditures to annual income, after providing for 
the Benevolent and such other funds as may be directed 
by the by-laws. 

The experiences of previous years have not been for- 
gotten, and at the present time applications for admission 
are closely scrutinized and finances carefully watched. 

I cannot speak too highly of the loyalty and interest 
displayed by the Past Masters in their different lodges. 
The willingness of these brethren to assist their Worship- 
ful Masters in any capacity at any and all times when 
called on, is one very good reason for the splendid con- 
dition of Masonry generally, throughout the Eistrict. 

Two other good reasons which should not be over 
looked are the Masters' and the Wardens' Associations. 
Probably by virtue of my office I had the honor of acting 
as Honorary President of the latter organization. It 
was a privilege indeed to be so closely associated with 
these brethren and their meetings afforded opportunities 
for all of us to become well acquainted, and to discuss 
and solve together many problems which were encount- 
ered from time to time. The visits of Masters and Ward- 
ens in a body to different lodges provided a certain 
amount of rivalry to attain perfection, as well as uni- 
formity, in the degree work. 

Masonic Education, under the very able chair- 
manship of Rt. Wor. Bro. C. H. Lord, and. with the 
assistance of his committee of four, consisting of Wor. 
Bros, Albion Maynes, Edwin Roelfson, E. A. Jarrett, 
and V. W. Bro. E. W. Skirrow, was most successfully 
carried on, the Eistrict being divided into four zones, 
with a member of the committee available at any time 
for the purpose of instruction or advice. The result is 



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that each lodge in the District now has its own "Commit- 
tee on Masonic Education," and the general practice is 
to have a five minute talk delivered in the lodge room 
immediately following the conferring of a degree at 
regular meetings. 

I regret to report that church services throughout the 
District are poorly attended, in proportion to membership. 
Eleven were held during the year. 

There have been two splendid receptions tendered 
by the brethren in different parts of District "A" to the 
Most Worshipful, the Grand Alaster, one of which was 
held in the College Street Temple, and the other in the 
Lansdowne Avenue Temple, by the lodges which meet 
in each. 

On both occasions Most Worshipful Brother Ander- 
son was enthusiastically and cordially received. His 
addresses to the brethren were particularly interesting 
and impressive, and their loyalty and appreciation was 
demonstrated not only by enthusiastic applause, but 
by the presentation of a handsome silver tea service 
to Mrs. Anderson and himself. 

During October, 1936, Occident Lodge No. 346 cele- 
brated its Sixtieth Anniversary. It was the first lodge in 
Toronto to meet west of Yonge Street. In May, 1937, 
Riverside Lodge No. 356 of Streetsville, Ontario, cele- 
brated its Sixtieth Anniversary, M. W. Bro. Anderson 
and many other past and present Grand Lodge officers 
and some one hundred and fifty brethren being present 
from neighboring lodges. 

In October, 1936, Lake Shore Lodge No. 645 cele- 
brated its Tenth Anniversary in Connaught Hall, Mimico, 
Ontario. 

It is with a heavy heart that I report the death of 
Wor. Bro. Peter John Hoover, Wor. Master of Long 
Branch Lodge No. 632, who passed to the Grand Lodge 
above on April 28th, 1937, eight days after my official 
inspection of the work of that lodge; also of Bro. W. 
Lindsay Ward, Senior Warden elect of Humber Lodge 



212 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

No. 305, Weston, Ontario, who was called to the Grand 
Lodge above on June 17th, one week previous to the date 
set for his investiture. Masonic funerals were held, and 
were well conducted, a large attendance being present 
in each instance. 

Both of the brethren were held in high esteem in the 
communities in which they resided. 

Reference should be made to the high standard of 
entertainment provided at lodge banquets. Never at 
any time did I hear or see anything to detract from the 
dignity of the Craft. 

The year provided a wonderful experience, and I. 
thank my predecessors in office for their kindly advice, 
also the brethren of the District for the loyalty and kind- 
ness demonstrated in so many ways to the representative 
of the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master. 

Fraternally submitted, 

F. Percy Hopkins, 

D.D.G.M. Toronto "A". 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 213 

TORONTO DISTRICT "B 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: — 

The pleasure of submitting this report to you is a 
most delightful privilege, which can be enjoyed only 
by one who has been permitted to serve as a representat- 
ive of our much loved Grand Master. 

To all my brethren of Toronto District B, who so 
graciously honored me with this office, may I assure you 
it has been the happiest year in my masonic life. The 
memories and friendships will only cease when I shall be 
no more. 

The appointment of Wor. Brother Charles G. Mikel, 
as the District Secretary met with hearty approval through 
out the District. His kindly counsel and willingness to 
assist has made it a real pleasure to have him associated 
in this work, and I express to him my sincere appreciation 
for his very able assistance and loyalty. 

Masonry in Toronto District B is in a very flourish- 
ing position at this time. The Masters and Officers 
are well skilled and enthusiastic. The Lodge of Instruction 
which exemplified the work during the last three years, 
has been most beneficial to the Officers and has done a 
great deal towards uniformity. Past Masters are active 
and guarding well the landmarks of the Craft. The 
membership in general seems to be taking greater interest 
in Masonic Education, and all problems of interest to 
Masons. Just here I would like to say that I feel each 
District should be entrusted with their own Lodge of 
Instruction. Meetings of the four Districts combined are 
too cumbersome. All the Officers are eager for this work, 
and I strongly recommend separate District meetings. 

The committee on Masonic Education consisted 
of R. W. Brother John Ness as Chairman and Wor. 
Brother Walter T. Overend as Vice-Chairman. Reports 



214 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

indicate that this important work is being well received, 
as many Lodges have had seven and eight meetings dur- 
ing the year. 

The question of 'distressed brethren' is still a serious 
problem and the Lodges are continuing to show that 
truly masonic principle, Charity. There is, however, a 
steady improvement, and I believe the Masonic Em- 
ployment Bureau will help to ease this situation very 
materially. 

On my visits of Inspection, I was most delighted with 
the work of every Lodge. The Masters are all expert in 
their work and are upholding the dignity of the office. 
I witnessed the conferring of nineteen first degrees, and 
five exemplified, also the conferring of three Fellowcraft, 
and three Master Masons. 

At the request of R. W. Brother Fred Gullen of 
District D, I had the honour of inspecting Alpha Lodge 
No. 384 and I must congratulate W. Brother A. W. Ward 
and his officers on the manner in which they conferred 
the Entered Apprentice Degree, and the splendid re- 
ception accorded to W. Brother Mikel and to myself. 

R. W. Brother Fred Gullen was kind enough to as- 
sist me by taking the Inspection of Bay of Quinte Lodge 
No. 620 and his presence added greatly to the pleasure 
of the evening. 

A very delightful duty fell to my lot, on September 
11th at Birch Cliff Lodge No. 612 when I was privileged 
to present on behalf of the District, to R. W. Brother 
Percy Henderson, Past District Deputy Grand Master, 
his regalia, also to V. W. Brother Robert Comrie, Grand 
Steward the regalia of his office. On October 1st, at 
Dentonia Lodge, R. W. Brother Smith Shaw presented 
V. W. Bro. John Dawes, Grand Steward, with his regalia. 
Also on October 2nd I accompanied R. W. Bro. W. J. 
Dunlop, Deputy Grand Master, to Canada Lodge, where 
he presented V. W. Bro. Alex Wilson, Grand Steward, 
with the regalia of his office. 

On October 30th the nine suburban Lodges held a 
joint reception for the Grand Master in Markham Union 
Temple, over which I had the pleasure of presiding. 
There were over two hundred in attendance, and I desire 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 215 

to give praise to the Masters for the success of the evening. 
We enjoyed a splendid address from M. W. A. J. Ander- 
son. We are indebted to W. Bro. H. Bracken of Mark- 
ham Union Lodge, under whose dispensation the meeting 
was held. 

Again on February 24th the fourteen East Toronto 
Lodges held a joint reception for the Grand Master in 
Riverdale Temple, over which meeting I also had the 
honour of presiding. The Worshipful Masters deserve 
great credit for the success of the meeting. This was 
another splendid gathering and we will all long remember 
the inspiring message of Most Wor. Brother A. J. Ander- 
son. I must thank W. Bro. Jas. F. Gillanders of Cal- 
edonia Lodge, for permitting this meeting under their 
dispensation. 

On October 4th the four Toronto Districts held a 
Divine Service in St. Pauls Anglican Church, which I 
was privileged to attend with many of my brethren. 
Again on November 1st we attended Divine Worship in 
St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, the home of our Grand 
Chaplain, Rev. R. C. McDermid. Also on May 30th, the 
brethren worshipped in Dovercourt Presbyterian Church. 
These services were all well attended. 

The grim reaper took a heavy toll during the year. 
My first appearance was to pay the last sad office of re- 
spect to a friend of all, R. W. Brother Benard Cairns, 
who passed suddenly Aug. 31st. He was a member of 
Orient and Caledonia. We also lost a number of our good 
brethren whom we all mourn, in the persons of V. W. 
Bro. Jim Malcolm of Markham Union Lodge No. 87. 
V. W. Bro. Jim Burv of Coronati Lodge No. 520. V. W. 
Bro. H. P. Reid of Doric Lodge No. 316. V. W. Bro. W. 
S. Morden of Bay of Quinte Lodge No. 620 and ninety- 
three beloved Past Masters and brethren in the District. 

No one hears the doors that open 
When they pass beyond our call : 
Soft as the dropping petals of a rose, 
One by one our loved ones fall. 
But the memory of each loved one, 
Like the fragrance of the rose, 
God sends to linger with us 
Till our own life's door shall close. 



216 GRAND LODGE OF CAXADA ANNUA!, COMMUNICATION 

In closing I acknowledge with gratitude the assist- 
ance and loyalty extended to me by my predecessors; 
also to the Masters, Past Masters and Wardens who so 
zealously supported me with their presence at all the 
inspections. May the same masonic spirit attend my 
successor in office. 

Fraternally submitted, 

James Taylor, 

D.D.G.M. Toronto District "B" 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 217 

TORONTO DISTRICT "C" 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honour to present herewith my report on 
the condition of Masonry in Toronto District "C" for 
for the year 1936-37. 

May I first express my sincere thanks ana appreciat- 
ion to the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, for his 
appointing me to the position of District Deputy Grand 
Master, and to the brethren of Toronto District "C" 
for presenting my name for his consideration. During 
my term of office I have endeavoured at all times, to 
discharge my duties to the best of my ability, and to 
promote the general welfare of the Craft. 

I had great pleasure in appointing Worshipful 
Brother J. E. Coombs, a Past Master of Simcoe Lodge 
No. 79, as District Secretary. He accompanied me on 
every Official Visit and on many other visits throughout 
the District, and at all times discharged his duties very 
favourably and efficiently. To him I express my grateful 
thanks. 

Complying with the wishes of Grand Lodge, I shall 
not endeavour to give a detailed report of my various 
visits. 

I saw each Degree conferred, and on the whole I find 
the work very well done. Great enthusiasm was shown 
by the Worshipful Masters and their Officers, and their 
strict attention to detail was very commendable. 

Great credit is due to the large body of Past Masters 
who so faithfully assisted the Masters year after 
year. Their advice and experience is a great benefit 
to the Officers of their respective Lodges. 

The Masters and Wardens Organization promotes 
the spirit of Friendship and leads to many fraternal 
visits throughout the District. 



218 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The District Secretary reports that he finds the books 
of the various Lodges in good order, being very well and 
neatly kept. The Secretaries were all well-qualified 
for their positions and were very zealous in the discharge 
of their duties. It is very gratifying to find that the 
various Lodges are exercising great care in their expend- 
itures and carefully preserving their resources. Adequate 
insurance is carried by nearly every Lodge. 

A Lodge of Instruction for the four Toronto Dis- 
tricts was held under the auspices of Toronto District 
"C". Two meetings were held at the Masonic Temple 
at 888 Yonge Street, Toronto. On February 13th, 1937, 
the First and Second Degrees were exemplified by the 
Officers of York and Ashlar Lodges respectively. On 
February 27th, 1937, the Third Degree was exemplified 
by the Officers of Rehoboam Lodge. These meetings 
were very well attended and should be beneficial to all. 
The Degrees were exemplified most creditably, and to 
the Officers of these Lodges and Right Worshipful 
Brother Walter E. Hopkings, who kindly acted as Chair- 
man I express my sincere thanks. I also wish to thank the 
Temple Corporation for so kindly tendering the use of 
the Lodge Room for these meetings. 

In order to secure systematic education, we ap- 
pointed several Supervisors, who each took two or more 
Lodges under their direct supervision. Each Lodge was 
then asked to appoint a Chairman of Masonic Education 
and endeavour to have a certain portion of each meeting 
devoted to this very important subject. We found that 
in nearly every case this was done, and considerable 
progress was made. 

It was my good fortune to accompany the Most 
Worshipful, the Grand Master on a number of visits 
throughout the Toronto Districts, at York, Riveidale, 
College Street and Lansdowne Avenue Temples in Toronto 
and at Markham Union, Markham, and at my Mother 
Lodge, Simcoe, Bradford, which was celebrating its 
80th Anniversary. On each occasion we were favoured 
with a very informative and inspiring address by Most 
Worshipful Brother Anderson, which was most ap- 
preciated by the brethren. 






OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 219 

The Masons of Toronto District "C", sincerely 
regret the loss of a friend and Brother in the passing 
of Right Worshipful Brother, W. M. Logan, our Grand 
Secretary. We cherish his memory in our hearts. 

It has been a great source of satisfaction to note 
the exchange of visits between the various Lodges. 
On March 13th, 1937, the brethren of Grenville Lodge 
entertained the brethren of Sussex Lodge No. 5, Brock- 
ville, and on June 26th, 1937, I had the great pleasure 
of accompanying the brethren of Grenville Lodge on 
the return visit to Brockville, and a very royal welcome 
was extended to us. The trip up the St. Lawrence, 
through the Thousand Islands will never be forgotten. 

In conclusion, may I express to all the brethren, 
my appreciation for their encouragement and support 
throughout the year, and to my predecessors for their 
kind and helpful advice, and to Right Worshipful Brother 
Wm. H. Smith for his kindness in inspecting Simcoe 
Lodge. 

May I bespeak for my successor your loyal support 
and co-operation. 

Fraternally submitted, 

A. W. Spence, 

D.D.G.M. Toronto "C" 



220 GRAXD LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

TORONTO DISTRICT "D 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

May I express to you Most Worshipful Sir, my thanks 
and appreciation for appointing 1 me as your representat- 
ive in Toronto District "D", and also I wish to extend 
to my brethren my heartfelt gratitude for electing me 
to this highly esteemed office in this Jurisdiction. 

To my predecessors in office I wish to extend my 
sincere gratitude for their counsel and assistance so 
freely and generously given on all occasions. 

My brethren in Alpha Lodge 6 have supported me on 
every occasion possible, and tendered a very enthusiastic 
reception to me, for which I was deeply grateful. May 
I mention that "Alpha" my dear^old mother lodge, has 
always been veryTgood and kind to me. 

W. Bro. John Black, as District Secretary and a Past 
Master of Alpha Lodge, has been a tower of strength 
to me and a constant companion on all my visitations. 
I owe a deep debtjof gratitude to him for his able as- 
sistance. 

In this report it is not my purpose to mention in 
detail the special meetings, receptions, presentations, 
visitations, lodges T of instruction, installation ceremonies, 
ladies nights, "Special Nights" such as "Ontario", 
"Canadian", "Empire", "Irish", "Father and Son", Ma- 
sonic Church Services, Masonic Funerals, Senior Ward- 
ens' Meetings, and suchjotherg atherings as required 
attention. Such special meetings are all matters of 
record in the minutes of the proceedings of the various 
lodges and I do not think should be enlarged upon here. 
Suffice it to say that I have been highly privileged and 
honoured to be your representative on all occasions. 
Generally speaking, I think these special meetings have 
a beneficial effect upon Masonry and are helpful to the 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 221 

brethren, but should not interfere with, or take the place 
of the regular meetings of the lodge. However, they 
have a tendency to broaden and deepen and make 
more real the ideal of "Brotherhood Love". 

It has been the privilege of myself and Secretary to 
officially visit each lodge in the District, view the 
quality of the degree work of the Masters, Past Masters 
and officers and examine the books of the Secretary and 
Treasurer of the various lodges, and beg to report that all 
the Lodges are in a very satisfactory condition, save one 
or two. 

Committees on Masonic Education have been ap- 
pointed in all lodges, except three, and from one to five 
meetings during the year have been held in each lodge. 
These have stimulated interest in masonic study, and 
more books on Masonry are being read by the brethren. 

My masonic mail, including lodge circulars, has 
been very interesting and illuminating. Many cor- 
respondents sought information on points of procedure, 
and others requested that I visit some Grand Lodge 
officer or brother away from home and sick in some 
hospital, which, of course, I was very pleased to do. One 
writer requested information in regard to the formation 
of a Past Masters' Association. But another had the 
audacity to solicit business, as he had advertised in a well 
known Masonic publication, intimating that the brethren 
should reciprocate, not appreciating such correspondence 
was very unmasonic. m.$tik tt 

«sj£*Ia 

All the ilodge [summonses in' Toronto District "D" 
are of a very high order, except one or two, where they 
have not convenient printing facilities. Each circular 
conveyed much information to the brethren, and some 
contained beautiful and helpful thoughts. I quote from 
two — 

"We sit in lodge together, each knowing exactly 
what will come next. We meet upon the level 
and part upon the square — old, simple, loveable 
symbols — and somehow none know how a tie 
is woven, light as air, yet stronger than steel. 



222 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

It is very strange, very wonderful. 
None knows what it is, or how or why, 
unless it be the cabletow of God running 
from heart to heart." 

"Great Master, support us all the day long, 
through this troublous life ; until the 
shadows lengthen, the evening come, and 
this busy world is hushed, and the fever of 
life is over, and our work is done. Then, 
in Thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging and a 
holy rest, and peace at the last. Amen." 

My year has been one of joy and inspiration to me, 
and I trust of some little help to the brethren. 

With all good wishes, I am 

Yours faithfully and fraternally, 

F. C. Gullen, 

D.D.G.M. Toronto "D" 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 223 

VICTORIA DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

To have been Worshipful Master of a Masonic Lodge 
is something of which one may be justly proud. To have 
held the office of District Deputy Grand Master is an 
experience that one will always cherish and in making 
this report of my year's work my first word must be 
an expression of sincere thanks to the brethren of the 
District for electing me to fill this important office and 
also to the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master for con- 
firming the election. 

A gloom was cast over this District immediately 
following the last Communication of Grand Lodge when 
it was learned that Wor. Bro. R. E. Tompkins, a Past 
Master of Gothic Lodge, Lindsay, had been called by 
death. Bro. Tomkins attended the District Meeting 
of Grand Lodge in Toronto and was taken ill while there 
and passed away in less than a week. His funeral was 
very largely attended by the entire District. 

My first official duty was to appoint Wor. Bro. 
F. C. Nugent as my Secretary. Bro. Nugent accompan- 
ied me on my first four official visits in September and 
October last but unfortunately he was unable to attend 
the balance of the inspections through prolonged illness. 
I am happy to say however that he is now steadily im- 
proving and able to resume his regular work. Wor. Bro. 
C. H. Heels acted as Secretary in his place and carried 
out the work most efficiently. 

During the year our District was honoured with a 
visit from the Deputy Grand Master, Rt. Wor. Bro. W. J. 
Dunlop, on the occasion of the dedication of the new 
Temple of King George V. Lodge, Coboconk, on October 
20th. It was also a pleasure to have assisting him, Rt. 
Wor. Bro. G. H. Guthrie, Grand Senior Warden ; Rt. Wor. 
Bro. R. C. McDermid, Grand Chaplain; Rt. Wor. Bro. 



22-t GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

J. C. Ross, Grand Registrar ; Rt. Wor. Bro. A. L. McGregor, 
Grand Director of Ceremonies. The Ceremony of Ded- 
ication of the lodge room was carried out with dignity and 
precision and at the close a sumptuous banquet was 
served at which Rt. Wor. Bro. Dunlop delivered a very 
fine address which will long be remembered by all those 
present. • 

My official visits during the year were as follows: — 
Sept. 25th, Arcadia Lodge, Minden; Oct. loth, North 
Entrance Lodge, Haliburton; Oct. 29th, Somerville 
Lodge, Kinmount; Oct. 30th, Victoria Lodge, Kirkfield; 
Mar. 26th, Spry Lodge, Fenelon Falls; April 14th, 
Lome Lodge, Omemee; April 19th, Harding Lodge, 
Woodville: May 4th, Murray Lodge, Beaverton; May 
7th, Faithful Brethren Lodge, Lindsay; May 14th, 
King George V. Lodge, Coboconk; May 17th, Gothic 
Lodge, Lindsay; May 28th, Verulam Lodge, Bobcay- 
geon. 

At each inspection I arranged to have a special 
speaker give an address on some phase of Masonry. 
These addresses were all of very high order and were 
much appreciated by the brethren. I felt that after 
the D.D.G.M. had made his rather lengthy remarks 
in the Lodge Room and a short address at the banquet 
it was a good plan to have the address of the evening 
given by another speaker. The plan, I feel, was well 
received. 

At each inspection I had a Board of Trial exemplified. 
This was new in the District and as many of the brethren 
had never appeared before a Board they were glad to 
know what examination might be expected in visiting 
a strange lodge. I can recommend this plan to any 
D.D.G.M. as an educational feature on his inspection 
if it has not already been done in his District recently. 

The attendance at all the official inspections was 
good and I am deeply indebted to the brethren for their 
excellent support and particularly the past D.D.G.M.s' 
and the Past Masters. 

At each inspection I presented the Lodge with a 
copv of Most Wor. Bro. Herrington's "History of Grand 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 225 

Lodge of Canada, in the Province of Ontario." This 
was done with two objects in view; (1) to develop more 
interest among the brethren in reading Masonic books 
and secondly in the hope that brethren of the various 
lodges might from time to time add a volume to this so 
that it might be the nucleus of a library in each Lodge. 

A number of our lodges still meet "On or before 
the full of the moon". I felt that it would be in the best 
interests of these Lodges to hold their meetings on a 
regular stated evening and I suggested thisto such Lodges. 
Of course I made it clear that this was only my own sug- 
gestion and that they were quite free to act as they chose. 
Already some of these Lodges have followed the suggest- 
ion and are taking steps to change their meeting night. 
I feel that this is a move in the right direction. 

I am happy to report that the Lodges in the Dis- 
trict are in the hands of capable and efficient officers. 
At each inspection I arranged to be received immediately 
after the Lodge was open and therefore was present 
while the business of the Lodge was being conducted. 
I found the records in good shape and the business carried 
on as a rule with dispatch. The Masters as a whole 
are well skilled in the work. 

Dues are being paid better than during the previous 
two or three years. In a number of cases a few brethren 
together voluntarily contributed the necessary funds to 
pay up the arrears of dues of some of the brethren who 
have been in unfortunate circumstances. This is a com- 
mendable practice. In most of the Lodges a number of 
new members are being received although in a few cases 
there has been a lack of candidates during the past few 
years. All Lodges have their property insured. Eight 
Lodges out of twelve in the District own their own Temple. 

I would like to urge upon the Masters of the District 
the necessity of opening Lodge sharp on time. Unfort- 
unately few do this at present and as a result the meetings 
are unnecessarily late in closing. 

From my intimate knowledge of Masonry in the 
District I can say that Masonry is held in high regard 



226 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

by those outside the Craft. It is an honourable thing 
in Victoria District to be a member of the Masonic Crder. 

Every Lodge in the District has had Divine Service 
during the year and on June 20th we held a District 
Divine Service in Cambridge Street Church, Lindsay, 
addressed by Rev.. Bro. J.J. Black. The service was 
largely attended including a good representation from 
the District. 

Masonic education in the District was in the capable 
hands of Bro. D. McQuarrie of Faithful Brethren Lodge, 
Lindsay, as District Supervisor of Masonic Education. 
Every Lodge in the District appointed a special education 
committee to arrange for addresses and in most Lodges 
addresses were given by their own or outside members. 
We secured a set of books from Grand Lodge Library 
and distributed them to all the Lodges. These were very 
useful but I would respectfully suggest that more as- 
sistance and direction should be given the various D.D. 
G.M.'s by the Masonic Educational Committee of Grand 
Lodge. 

During the year we reorganized a Past Masters, 
Masters and Wardens Association in the District and fully 
expect this will develop into a helpful medium of as- 
sistance in the work of the District. 

A genuine feeling of pleasure was expressed in this 
District when it was learned that the report of the com- 
mittee of redistribution of districts under the capable 
chairmanship of Most Wor. Bro. Dargavel recommended 
the addition of King Edward Lodge, Sunderland, and 
Brock Lodge of Cannington, to Victoria District. Real 
friendship has existed between these Lodges and many 
of the Lodges in our District for years and should Grand 
Lodge confirm the recommendation of the committee, 
Victoria District will welcome most heartily these two 
Lodges into our family. 

In common with all the members of the Craft 
throughout this entire jurisdiction and far beyond, our 
hearts were saddened by the word that Rt. Wor. Bro. 
W. M. Logan had been called to the Grand Lodge above. 
Bro. Logan was held in the highest esteem in this District 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 227 

and the friendly advice and assistance given to me in my 
work was but typical of the kindly heart of a man who 
exemplified the fundamental principles of a true Mason 
to a large degree. His passing is a distinct loss to Mason- 
ry and his place will be hard to fill. 

Before closing my report I wish to record my deep 
appreciation of being permitted to serve our beloved 
Grand Master, Most Worshipful Bro. A. J. Anderson. 
His devotion to Masonry is an inspiration to all who have 
come in contact with him and my hope and prayer is 
that he may long be spared to be of service to the Craft. 

To all the Worshipful Masters and Officers of the 
Lodges, the Past Masters and Past D.D.G.M.'s and to 
all the members of the Craft in the District who stood 
by me so loyally and assisted me so often I say "Thank 
you most sincerely" and I bespeak for my successor a 
continuance of these happy relations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. S. JOHNSTON, 

D.D.G.M. Victoria District. 



228 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : 

I have the honour to present herewith a report on 
the'condition of Masonry in Wellington District, and a 
summary of mv stewardship as District Deputv Grand 
Master for 1936-37. 

My sincere thanks are due to the brethren of Well- 
ington District for the great and invaluable privilege 
of serving the Eistrict as representative of the Most 
Worshipful, Grand Master. This great honour is shared 
by my mother Lodge, Alma No. 72, and I hope and trust 
that their great confidence in me has been merited. 

I am deeply grateful to Wor. Bro. C. R. Kaitting 
who accepted the office of District Secretary. His 
whole-hearted response to the many demands of the 
District has been of the greatest assistance to me, and his 
outstanding executive ability has lightened the burden 
considerably. 

Bro. Rev. Charles C. MacDonald B.A. accepted the 
office of District Chaplain, and I cannot speak too highly 
of his assistance and loyalty. He accompanied me on 
many of my official visits and always left a message of 
friendship and brotherhood with the brethren. 

I regret to report that during the year the grim 
reaper took a heavy toll in Wellington District in the 
passing of Rt. Wor. Bro. E. Y. Barraclough, a member 
of Credit Lodge, Georgetown, Very Wor. Bro. S. A. 
Smithson, a member of Twin City Lodge, Kitchener, 
and Wor. Bro. R. D. Welsh, the Master of Conestogo 
Lodge, Drayton, who was called from his labours before 
the expiration of his term as Wor. Master of his lodge. 

I would like to express my deep appreciation and 
thanks to Very Wor. Bro. Ernest Tailbv, the Chairman 



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of our Board of Masonic Education, and his associates, 
Rt. Wor. Bros. J". T. Power, Alex. Jaffray, A. W. Baker, 
A. W. Muir, R~. E. Mills, Rev. E. A. Thomson, H. L. 
Freeston and J. F. Carmichael, for the very excellent 
manner in which they carried out their duties. Lectures 
have been delivered in every lodge or group of lodges 
in the District. 

It is with considerable pride that I beg to report 
that without exception in all my visits the ritualistic 
work has been good and to my entire satisfaction, and 
that Masonry is in a vigorous and healthy condition in 
Wellington District. There is to my knowledge not the 
slightest sign of any disturbing element and an excellent 
spirit of brotherhood and goodwill prevails. 

My District Secretary recommends that Grand 
Lodge take up the matter of uniformity in the system 
of bookkeeping for lodges. It is his opinion that a simple 
efficient system of bookkeeping could be formulated with 
excellent results. 

The lodges are still burdened with the old bug-bear 
of outstanding dues, but it is very gratifying to find 
that this matter is being handled masterfully, and with 
the coming of better times it is my hope and belief that 
this distressing problem will, in the not too distant future, 
solve itself. 

The following is a partial list of my official and semi- 
official functions and visits and also the details of the 
work of inspection. 

On Sept 15, I had the great pleasure of attending 
the Past Masters' Reunion of Speed Lodge, Guelph, and 
a joyful evening resulted. 

On Sept 22, I attended Guelph Lodge, No. 258, 
Guelph. The meeting was the occasion of the Past 
Masters' Reunion, and reception to Very Wor. Bro. 
Frank Cooke. I was given the very pleasant duty of 
investing Bro. Cooke with the regalia of Assistant Grand 
Director of Ceremonies, a present from the District. 



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On October 13, I had the great honour and pleasure 
of attending the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, 
Bro. A. J. Anderson at Grand River Lodge, Kitchener, 
it being the occasion of their 75th Anniversary. The 
inspiring addresses of the Grand Master in the lodge 
room and later at the banquet table were sources of great 
pleasure and profit to the immense throng present. 

On October 16, I paid my first official visit to Irvine, 
Lodge, No. 203, Elora. A great many visitors were 
present including many Past and Present Grand Lodge 
officers. The Wor. Master, Wor. Bro. A. R. Mitchell, 
exemplified the E. A. Degree in a very excellent manner. 
One outstanding fact, is the existence of a separate 
benevolent fund of an amount that might truly be envied 
by many great city lodges. 

On October 20, I paid my official visit to Glenrose 
Lodge, No. 628, Elmira. This is the youngest lodge in 
the District. The Wor. Master, Wor. Bro. C. J. Holman 
and his very capable staff of officers exemplified the E. A. 
Degree in a very gratifying manner. The brethren had 
recently completed the redecoration of their lodge room, 
which now presents a very pleasing appearance. 

On October 26, I paid my official visit to New Hope 
Lodge, No. 279, Hespeler. Wor. Bro. Featherstone and 
his very capable officers exemplified the E. A. Degree 
in a highly satisfactory manner to the accompaniment of 
a very beautiful musical ritual, in the presence of a nice 
gathering of members and visitors. 

On October 27, I paid my official visit to Conestogo 
Lodge, No. 295, Drayton. Wor. Bro. Welsh and his 
officers exemplified the F. C. Degree in a most excellent 
manner. 

On November 6, I made my official visit and in- 
spection to Mercer Lodge, No. 347, Fergus. On this 
occasion so many Present and Past Grand Lodge officers, 
members, and visitors attended that the capacity of the 
lodge room was taxed to the limit. Wor. Bro. Fairley 
and his officers exemplified the opening and closing in 
the three degrees in an excellent manner. 



OTTAWA. ONTARIO, 1937 231 

My official visit to Waterloo Lodge, No. 539, Water- 
loo, took place on December 2nd. There was a splendid 
turnout of visitors and brethren, many lodges throughout 
the ristrict being represented. Wor. Bro. Gliser and his 
officers conferred the F. C. Degree in a splendid manner. 

On Dec 14, I made my official visit to New Dominion 
Lodge, No. 205, New Hamburg. Wor. Bro. Smith and 
his officers splendidly conferred the E. A. Degree on an 
excellent candidate. In the banquet room a dinner was 
given in honour of Wor. Bro. Eby, it being the occasion 
of the 77th anniversary of his birthday, and many dis- 
tinguished guests showered congratulations and best 
wishes on this grand old man of New Dominion Lodge. 

On February 2, 1937, I made my official inspection 
of Gait Lodge, No. 257, Gait. It is a matter of deep 
regret that the newly elected Wor. Master, Bro. E. West- 
brook, has been too ill to be installed, but Wor. Bro. 
J. McKellar is carrying on his duties in the same capable 
manner he displayed in last year's work, and under his 
direction the splendid staff of officers of this lodge con- 
ferred an imposing F. C. Degree on an excellent type 
of candidate. 

On February 9, 1937, I made my inspection of Grand 
River Lodge, No. 151, Kitchener. Grand River Lodge 
is the largest lodge in the District, blessed with a great 
wealth of Past Masters and conscientious and enthusias- 
tic brethren. Wor. Bro. Rothermel and his officers 
conferred the E- A. Degree in an excellent manner in the 
presence of a great throng of members and visitors, 
including many Past and Present Grand Ledge officers. 

On Monday, February 22, 1937, I made my official 
visit and inspection to Waverley Lodge, No. 361, Guelph. 
Wor. Bro. Russel G. Stephens and his officers conferred 
the M. M. Degree in a manner that was indeed a revelat- 
ion to the gathering. I cannot speak too highly of the 
excellent manner of the ritualistic work of this splendid 
lodee. 

I had the great pleasure of visiting Guelph Lodge No. 
258, Guelph, on Tuesday, March 9, 1937, where I again 



232 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

witnesses an impressive ceremony. The Wor. Master, 
Wor. Bro. John Williamson, and his officers conferred the 
E. A. Degree in a ceremony that will long remain in my 
memory as a dignified and impressive service. 

The occasion of my official visit to Twin City Lodge, 
Xo. 509, Kitchener, on March 12, 1937, is one that I will 
ever remember with mixed emotions, for in the midst 
of a great reception to the representative of the Grand 
Master, the great crowd present was shocked to learn 
of the sudden passing of Very Wor. Bro. S. A. Smithson. 
The Wor. Master, Don Roberts, immediately ordered a 
committee to attended the bereaved and smitten ones, 
and we then proceeded with work of the evening. The 
conferring of the E. A. Degree on an excellent type of 
candidate in an exemplary manner by a highly efficient 
slate of officers brought congratulations from many Past 
•and Present Grand Lodge officers present. 

On March 30, 1937 I made my official visit to my 
mother lodge, Alma, No. 72, Gait, and in the presence 
of a great crowd of the members and many distinguished 
visitors and Grand Lodge officers from all over the District, 
I was received in a great reception. I invited two grand 
old Masons of Wellington District, Rt. Wor. Bro. James 
Cowan, P.D.D.G.M., and Rt. Wor. Bro. Lincoln Ingall, 
P.D.D.G.M. to take over the work of inspection. Wor. 
Bro. H. Baer, the Master of Alma Lodge and his 
officers conferred the second degree in a manner which 
brought congratulations and warm praise from Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Ingall, and expressions of congratulations from many 
of the visiting brethren. After the completion of our 
duties in the lodge room we adjourned to the banquet 
room, where we were treated to a wonderful address 
by Very Wor. Bro. J. F. Carmichael. 

On April 6, 1937, I visited Speed Lodge, Xo. 180, 
Guelph, A wonderful gathering of members and visitors 
from all over the District had assembled to welcome me, 
and to enjoy the hospitality of this splendid lodge. Wor. 
Bro. Ziegler and his officers conferred the E. A. Degree 
in an outstanding manner, the work being greatly en- 
hanced with the addition of a beautiful musical ritual. 

On April 9, I paid my official visit to Credit Lodge, 
No. 219, Georgetown. After a warm reception Wor. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 233 

Bro. W. C. Ford and his officers conferred the E. A. De- 
gree on a very excellent candidate in a dignified and im- 
pressive manner. Very Wor. Bro. George Ford, Secretary 
of the lodge, and proud father of the Wor. Master, 
has been Secretary of Credit Lodge for 24 years. 

On April 16, I made my official visit to Preston 
Lodge, No. 297, Preston. A goodly number of members 
and visitors were on hand to receive me and after a warm 
reception, Wor. Master, J. Bregman, and his officers 
conferred the E. A. Degree in a manner deserving of 
great credit. 

On Monday, April 19, I journeyed to Acton and paid 
my official visit to Walker Lodge, No. 321. There was 
a capacity crowd on hand to welcome me and Wor. Bro. 
V. B. Rumley and his very efficient officers conferred the 
E. A. Degree in a dignified manner. Walker lodge is the 
proud possessor of beautiful new quarters, and many 
expressions of congratulation were heard from the visitors. 

On April 30, I paia my official visit to Wilmot Lodge, 
No. 318, Baden. Wilmot Lodge has the distinction of 
being the smallest lodge in our Grand Jurisdiction. 
Though its total membership is only 36, Wilmot Lodge 
holds a proud position in Wellington District, and can 
always be assured of large delegations of visitors from 
all over the Listrict, for their hospitality, sincere friend- 
ship, and brotherhood is known far and wide. 

On Monday, May 10, I made my last official visit 
to Ayr Lodge, No. 172, Ayr. The Wor. Master, D. S. 
Watson, conferred the E. A. Degree on a fine outstanding 
candidate in a manner which brought many congratulat- 
ions from the imposing array of members and visitors. 
The lodge room was jammed to capacity and Rt. Wor. 
Bro. W. Woclner, reported that fifty per cent of all the 
brethren present were Past Masters. 

On May 7, 1937, Wellington District tendered a 
reception to the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, 
Bro. A. J. Anderson, in the new Masonic Temple, Gait. 
A wonderful representation from every lodge in Welling- 
ton District, and brethren from the surrounding districts 



234 GRAXD LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

were in attendance to pay homage to our distinguished 
guest. Wor. Bro. A. P. Bell proposed the toast to the 
Grand Lodge of Canada. Rt. Wor. Bro. Wardley re- 
sponded to this toast making his reponse the introduction 
of our distinguished guest, the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master, who in a splendid address, impressed 
upon all the brethren present the noble principles, lofty 
ideals, and uplifting influence of Masonry. Rt. Wor. Bro. 
Lincoln Ingall then addressed our Grand Master, 
and with a few appropriate and sincere remarks presented 
to him on behalf of the brethren of Wellington District 
and as a slight token of their love and esteem, a beautiful 
chair. Most Wor. Bro. Anderson expressed his profound 
thanks and deep gratitude. 

On Sunday, June 13, the brethren of Wellington 
District in large numbers, attended divine worship on 
the invitation of Bro. Charles C. MacDonald, B.A., 
District Chaplain and pastor of First United Church, 
Gait. Bro. Marshall Aver, choir master, and his splendid 
choir rendered a beautiful appropriate musical service. 
Bro. C. C. MacDonald, B.A., District Chaplain, delivered 
an inspiring address to the brethren on "The Dedication 
of the Temple". 

I have endeavoured during my term of office to 
spread throughout Wellington District, the feeling of 
fraternal affection and brotherhood, and to impress upon 
all the brethren the importance of masonic knowledge. 
I have been delighted with the great friendship that 
exists between the lodges in this Listrict, and it is my 
sincere opinion that Masonry as a whole wields a great 
influence for good throughout the land. 

Finally, may I express my deep gratitude for the 
assistance and loyal support accorded me by Present and 
Past Grand Lodge officers, all Masters and Past Masters, 
and brethren. To every lodge in Wellington District, I 
express my deep gratitude for the many kindnesses and 
courtesies extended to me, and may this gratifying con- 
dition continue until time shall be no more. 

All of which is fraternally and respectfully sub- 
mitted. 

A. R. McFadyen. 

D.D.G.M. Wellington District 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 235 

WESTERN DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : 

I have the honour and pleasure of submitting to you 
my report on the condition of Masonry in Western Dis- 
trict for the past masonic year. In doing so, I wish to 
express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the breth- 
ren of the District for the honour they conferred upon me 
in electing me to the high and important office of Dis- 
trict Deputy Grand Master, and also of the kindness and 
consideration received at their hands during my term 
of office ; expecially am I grateful to those who accompanied 
me on my official visits and who have so kindly assisted 
me in my work. 

I appointed W. Bro. G. H. Brodie, District Secretary 
and W. Bro. D. R. Young, District Chaplain, both Past 
Masters of Manitou Lodge, Emo, Ont. To both of these 
brethren, I wish to express my sincere thanks and ap- 
preciation for their valuable assistance. 

OFFICIAL VISITS 

I made my first official visit to Sioux Look Out 
Lodge No. 518 on Monday May 3rd, 1937. The second 
degree was conferred on three brethren by Wor. Bro. 
Holland and his officers and Rt. W. Bro. Green and Past 
Masters who were present. The officers are ambitious 
and the members enthusiastic, while the Past Masters 
maintain their zeal and attachment. I had the pleasure 
of presenting W. Bro. Holland, who is serving this lodge 
a second term as Master, with a Past Master's Jewel. 
Books and records are well kept. 

Pequonga Lodge No. 414 Kenora. My official visit 
to this lodge was made on the evening of May 5th. I 
was cordially received by W. Bro. Thomas, the capable 
Master, his officers and a good attendance of the mem- 
bers. The first degree was conferred in a very impressive 
manner. There was a banquet tendered in my honour at 



236 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Kenrecia Hotel at 6.30 P.M. before proceeding to the 
lodge room, at which about one hundred enjoyed a most 
wonderful dinner. This lodge has the largest member- 
ship of any lodge in the District and I would suggest 
that they try and obtain a new lodge room as with such 
a large membership they are unable to accommodate their 
own members if they all should attend at once. This 
lodge is both prosperous and harmonious and have a 
valuable secretary in Rt. W. Bro. Cade. 

Keewatin Lodge No. 417, May 7th, 1937. On my 
visit to this lodge I was accompanied by several of the 
brethren from the two lodges in Kenora, and was re- 
ceived by W. Bro. Markham, his officers and members. 
There was no degree work so the W. Master and his 
officers opened and closed the lodge in the three degrees 
which was ably done. I gave a talk on the ethics of Free- 
Masonry and the proceedings at Grand Lodge. I found 
the equipment of the lodge room and the secretary's books 
in first class condition. 

Manitou Lodge No. 631, May 20th, 1937. I made 
my official visit to this lodge which is my home lodge on 
date mentioned and was accompanied by W. Bro. Brodie, 
District Secretary and W. Bro. Young, District Chaplain 
and was received by W. Bro. Nicholson, his officers and 
members. The third degree was conferred in a very 
creditable manner. The prospects for this lodge are 
very bright. They are in good and comfortable quarters 
with books and records in good shape. 

Granite Lodge No. 446, Fort Frances. I visited this 
lodge on Tuesday June 1st, accompanied by W. Bro. 
Young, District Chaplain, and several of the members 
from Manitou Lodge, I was received by W. Bro. Ferguson 
W. Master, his officers and members. There being no 
degree work the lodge was opened and closed in the three 
degrees which was done to my satisfaction. The prospects 
for this lodge are real promising as they have been re- 
ceiving a considerable number of candidates during the 
past year. I must particularly congratulate Bro. J. R. 
Angus on the splendid set of books he keeps. 

Ionic Lodge No. 461, June 3rd, 1937. On my official 
visit to this lodge I was accompanied by W. Bro. Brodie, 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 237 

District Secretary and W. Bro. Young, District Chaplain, 
and several of the Brethren from Manitou Lodge. We 
were very cordially received by W. Bro. Roe, his officers 
and members. The first degree was exemplified in a very 
impressive manner. The luncheon, after the lodge was 
closed, was a real get-together of the brethren. The 
prospects for this lodge are bright and Bro. Crackle 
capably fills the office of secretary. 

Golden Star Lodge No. 484, June 8th, 1937. On my 
official visit to this lodge I was accompanied by W. Bro. 
Gill and W. Bro. Nicholson of Manitou Lodge. The first 
degree was conferred by W. Bro. Taylor and his officers, 
assisted by Past Masters, in a manner that left very 
little cause for criticism. This lodge is well served by its 
Past Masters, which include R. W. Bros. Taylor and 
Humphreys. The lodge is now strong financially and own 
their own building. 

On June 9th, my last official visit was made to Lake 
of the Woods Lodge No. 445, Kenora, where I was very 
cordially received by the Master, officers and members. 
The second degree was conferred very ably by W. Bro. 
Willis and his officers assisted by the Past Masters. I 
feel sure that the degree of enthusiasm which had raised 
this lodge to such a high position will cause it to grow 
and prosper in the future and that it will be a power for 
good in the community. 

I am pleased to note the success of fraternal visits 
between lodges in the District and can only hope that 
these visits will become more frequent in the future as 
this will no doubt do more to create uniformity in the 
District than any other method. In closing let me again 
thank all those in the T istrict who assisted me and helped to 
make my year one of the most pleasant I have ever spent 
in Masonry. Let us all try to work with that aim in view, 
make it a little more pleasant for the other fellow, and, 
when we have done that we have caught the true spirit 
of brotherhood. 

Fraternally submitted, 
C. R. LYONS. 

D.D.G.M. Western District. 



238 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

WILSON DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Allow me to express my sincere thanks to the Masons 
of Wilson District for electing me by acclamation to this 
office and to the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Broth- 
er A. J. Anderson, for confirming the election. 

It was a great privilege and delight to be presented 
with the regalia of the office by the late Right Worshipful 
Brother S. S. Clutton, who, prior to his death, completed 
seventy-five years of membership, and was ninety-seven 
years of age. 

During the year we have suffered heavy losses by 
death in the passing of, Right Worshipful Brother S. S. 
Clutton, P.D.D.G.M; Right Worshipful Brother Dr. 
H. McQueen, P.D.D.G.M; Right Worshipful Brother 
W. I. Atkin, P.D.D.G.M; Right Worshipful Brother 
James R. Waddle, P.D.D.G.M; and Worshipful Brother 
Fred W. Bean, one of our masonic lecturers. 

Wor. Bro. George W. Miller was the faithful, effici- 
ent, and popular District Secretary, and Wor. Bro. Carl 
H. Kitching, Chaplain, both of whom accompanied me 
on all my official visits and on many other occasions. 

The work in the lodge rooms was well done. This 
was particularly noticeable in the smaller lodges. 

The books of the secretaries were well kept and every 
assistance was given to enable us to inspect their books, 
and any information we desired was generously given. 

Some of the lodges have a Finance Committee to 
assist in managing the finances of the lodge and make 
recommendations regarding expenditures and to assist 
in the collection of dues. This seems to work very 
satisfactorilv. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 239 

Attendance at lodge meetings would average about 
40% with the smaller lodges leading. 

Out of twenty lodges in the Eistrict, at the beginning 
of the year twelve of these met on a certain evening with 
relation to the Full Moon. This made visiting difficult 
as so many meetings came in one week. When this was 
pointed out to the lodges, several have changed to a fixed 
day. The change, no doubt, will be appreciated bv 
D.D.G.M's in the future. 

All the lodges seem to be making a sincere effort to 
collect outstanding dues with gratifying success. In 
some needy cases dues were remitted, and in a few cases 
suspensions were necessary, but it would appear that the 
condition of arrears has improved considerably during 
the year. 

While I do not propose to review the work and con- 
dition of each lodge, there are three lodges where unique 
circumstances exist. Norfolk Lodge No. 10, produced 
the most complete financial statement I have ever seen. 
Springfield Lodge No. 259, is to be commended on the 
excellent summonses issued. One point of interest is a 
warning to brethren as to secrecy of matter contained 
therein and asking the members to destroy the summons 
when it has served its purpose. This lodge also printed 
the financial statement on the summons, which meant 
that every member w r ould receive a copy. St. John's 
Lodge No. 104, Norwich, have not a single member in 
arrears 

The entertainment at banquets was of a high order, 
dignified and uplifting. 

Not only was the work well done but the business 
and other routine matters were handled expeditiously 
and in order. The lodge summonses were very satis- 
factory and in only one instance were notices mailed open 
when matters of a private nature were contained therein. 
This was not repeated when called to the attention of the 
secretary. In only one instance was there any occasion 
to call the attention of a lodge to the fact that seven 
days clear notice was required for an emergent meeting. 



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Unemployment among our members is almost un- 
known. The lodges were asked to report any eases they 
had and surprisingly few were reported. It is not likely 
that we have more now than at any time during the last 
fifteen years. 

It would seem very appropriate in view of the good 
work done by my predecessors in office and the cordial 
way they have co-operated with and assisted me that I 
should pay tribute to those very worthy brethren. 

The District Deputy Grand Masters of surrounding 
districts have been most fraternal and on the occasion 
of my official visit to the two Woodstock lodges, one of 
which is my mother lodge, every D.D.G.M. of districts 
bordering on Wilson was present. 

In the District we have a fine Past Masters Associat- 
ion and at the suggestion of Rt. Wor. Bro. Harry John- 
son one of our P.D.D.G.M's it was arranged that the 
Association sponsor the exemplification of work in lodges 
of instruction. Two of these meetings were held and 
were well received by the brethren and very enlightening 
discussions followed the work. This helped to stimulate 
interest in the Association and also created further in- 
terest in Masonic Education. 

Wor. Bro. Carl H.Kitching M.A., District Chaplain, 
undertook the task of organizing a campaign of Masonic 
Education in the District. He enlisted the aid of nine 
very capable brethren as lecturers. Nineteen lodges out 
of twenty availed themselves of the facilities offered them. 
Counting lectures given by the lecturers, members of 
lodges speaking in their own lodges, and outside speakers, 
there were seventy-six addresses on masonic subjects 
given in the District and three outside the District. Much 
good work has been done in the District along this line 
and from the foundation already laid and Wor. Bro. 
Kitching's efforts we received many excellent addresses 
and much instructive information. 

On May 14th we had the honor of a visit from our 
Grand Master, the banquet being held in the Armouries, 
Woodstock, which was very beautifully decorated for 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 241 

the occasion of the Coronation and made a fine setting 
for our reception to Most Worshipful Brother Anderson. 
There were about 350 present to greet him and his ad- 
dress w r as greatly appreciated. 

Divine Service for the District was held in New St. 
Paul's Anglican Church, Woodstock, and despite a very 
rainy evening, there was a fine turnout to hear Bro. Rev. 
F. W. Schaffter of Brantford. 

In concluding this report I wish to acknowledge the 
many kindnesses and much friendly advice given me by 
the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, Right 
Worshipful Brother W. J. Dunlop, the late Rt. Wor. Bro. 
W. M. Logan, Grand Secretary, Rt. Wor. Bro. Ew r art G. 
Dixon, Acting Grand Secretary, and Very Wor. Bro. Wm. 
J. Attig, Assistant Grand Secretary, who was always 
most courteous and helpful to me when I called at the 
office of the Grand Secretary. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Charles Blueman, 

D.D.G.M. Wilson District. 



242 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

WINDSOR DISTRICT 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : 

I have the honour to submit my report as repre- 
sentative of the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master 
in the Windsor District for the year 1936-37. 

May I once more extend the sincere thanks of 
Xenophon Lodge No. 448, and myself for the honour 
conferred in electing me the representative of the Most 
Worshipful, the Grand Master in the Windsor District. 

In appointing W. Bro. Jas. E. Dales as District 
Secretary I had a constant and efficient assistant. He 
accompanied me on all visits. His interest in the welfare 
of all the lodges lightened my duties considerably. 

I was fortunate to obtain the consent of W. Bro. 
A. H. McQuarrie as chairman of the committee on 
Masonic Education, and under his able supervision, 
picked a committee of faithful and efficient workers. 
The educational programme of this L istriet has been 
carried out very satisfactorily, a great deal of interest 
being shown by individual Lodges, especially in the 
countv where in many cases a library of their own was 
established and speakers obtained for nearly all meetings. 
On the whole Masonic Education has advanced to a 
marked degree, and too much credit cannot be given Wor. 
Bro. McQuarrie for his sincere efforts toward improving 
this branch of Masonry. 

The District Church Parade was held from the 
Windsor Temple, Oct. 11th. About 400 brethren marched 
to Central United Church where Rev.Dr. Mick delivered 
a very inspiring address. I attended several other 
Masonic Church Services in the Y istriet and it was very 
gratifying to see the increasing number attending these 
functions. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 243 

In regard to Official Visits I will not attempt to 
describe each one separately, but will make my report 
general. I must though make special mention of the 
visit to Pelee Island. About 50 brethren accompanied me 
on this visit and were enthusiastically welcomed. Wor. 
Bro. McQuarrie exemplified important parts of the First 
Degree which was very interesting to all present and at 
the conclusion of the meeting an exceptionally fine 
sturgeon dinner was served by the ladies. 

The work of the Lodges has been noticeably good and I 
make special mention of the efficiency of the Masters. 
Their individual ability has proven the result of sincere 
effort toward perfection during their advancement to 
that office. With very few exceptions the work 
of all the officers was to be commended. With the 
excellence of the work, the sincerity of the officers and 
reported increased attendance, it is my belief that Wind- 
sor District is entering a period of masonic prosperity. 

One of the most interesting and pleasant duties of 
the year was assisting R. W. Bro. E. T. Howe in dedicat- 
ing the new quarters of my Mother Lodge, Xenophon No. 
448. About 200 brethren from Windsor and Chatham 
Districts were present and the impress! ve ceremony was 
enjoyed by all. 

In concluding this report may I say, I am unable to 
express my gratitude to the Past Grand Lodge Officers, 
Officers and Past Masters of Windsor District for the 
unstinted aid afforded me this past year ; also the cordial 
welcome extended by each Lodge and their willingness 
to comply with Grand Lodge rulings. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 

A. C. Wilson. 

D.D.G.M. Windsor District. 



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RECEPTION OF GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

The Acting Grand Secretary read the roll of Grand 
Representatives of Foreign Jurisdictions, and after they 
had attended before the Altar, they w«re extended a 
very cordial greeting by the Grand Master. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON 
RE-DISTRIBUTION OF DISTRICTS 

M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel presented the report of a 
Special Committee on Re -Distribution of Districts, 
which on motion of the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by M.W. Bro. R. B. Dargavel, was received 
and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers, 
and Members of Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee on Re-Distribution of Districts 
reports that it carried out its instructions; prepared a 
tentative plan for re-distribution; and circulated printed 
copies of this tentative plan among the lodges, inviting 
discussion and constructive suggestions. The result was 
most gratifying. The numerous suggestions received 
proved once more (though proof was not necessary) that 
there exists an excellent spirit of cohesion and of solidar- 
ity in all Districts. But there has not been time to give 
due consideration to the various requests nor to hear 
deputations. For this reason your Committee recom- 
mends that consideration of the problem of Re- Dis- 
tribution be, in the meantime, deferred. 

Fraternally submitted, 

R. B. Dargavel. 
Chairman. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 24.3 

REPORT OF THE BOARD ON THE CONDITION 
OF MASONRY 

The report was presented by R.W. Bro. H. J. Alex- 
ander, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy Grand 
Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. H. J. Alexander, the 
same was received and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee is pleased to report that on every 
hand there is increasing evidence that Masonry is 
steadily but surely emerging from the trials of the 
past few years. We have passed through what has 
proved to be a real testing time in our common life. 
The fires have burned fiercely about the pillars of all 
our institutions. That they have not suffered a more 
serious disintegration is undoubtedly due to the sound- 
ness of their structures. It was inevitable, therefore, 
that Masonry could not escape the fiery trial. Facing 
a loss of membership, depleted treasuries, a waning 
interest and a declining attendance created anxious 
problems for many lodges throughout the jurisdiction. 
Growing evidence of a revival of Masonic interest has 
been one of the gratifying observations of the past 
year, and our Masonry, we believe, is now emerging 
with a greater appreciation of her noble principles 
and a larger consciousness of her mission in the world. 
This is all the more gratifying since it is apparent 
that new tasks are waiting to be faced, new problems 
to be solved, and new dangers appearing on the horizon. 
Subversive philosophies, having laid a blighting hand 
on the life of the old world, are threatening progress, 
in the new. Therefore, as Masons and as citizens, 
we cannot ignore the responsibilities which are now con- 
fronting us, nor the compelling opportunity of proving 
the sincerity of our convictions, and the value of our 
Masonic service to the community in our endeavour 
to build an enduring structure into our national life. 



246 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

At this annual communication of Grand Lodge, 
we are forcibly reminded of the vicissitudes of time, 
and deeply conscious of our great loss during the year, 
as we pay our tribute of respect to the memory of our late 
lamented and much respected Grand Secretary, Right 
Worshipful Brother William M. Logan, who, for so many 
years was such an outstanding ornament to the respon- 
sible position which he was so peculiarly fitted to occupy. 
His fine sense of humour, his inexhaustible store of know- 
ledge, his scholarly attainments, his cultured mind, his 
finer instincts and his sterling character are among the 
many attributes that endeared him in so large a measure 
to all with whom he came in contact. He was likewise 
a friendly man, a fraternal man in the highest and best 
sense of the phrase, exemplifying the true spirit of our 
fraternity, and ever rejoicing in its achievements. How- 
ever, we are comforted in the hope that his great service 
of wisdom, direction and understanding may not now 
be lost, but that it may continue to be a guiding force and 
a preserving power for the welfare of the Cra't in the 
days that lie ahead. And as the lives of the faithful 
remain the lasting possession of humanity, pointing us 
ever onward and upward by the nobility of their ex- 
amples, we fain would hope that his influence may con- 
tinue as a guiding star to our fraternity. 

"So when a great man dies 
For years beyond our ken 
The light he leaves behind him, lies 
Upon the paths of men." 

During the year, your Committee has watched 
with much interest the experiment tried out in some 
lodges of curtailing the installation ceremony, and, 
while certain portions might well be deleted, and others 
perhaps transferred to another part of our work, we 
feel that this beautiful ceremony, given only once a year, 
and requiring but an hour and a half for a complete 
rendition, should not be unduly shortened. While we 
are in complete accord with every effort tending toward 
an earlier closing hour, we feel that this should not be 
accomplished by sacrificing the essentials for that which 
is relatively unimportant. Much valuable time is actually 
lost not only on installation nights, but in many of our 
regular meetings as well, by such things as tardiness 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 247 

in opening the lodge, prolonged and misdirected discus- 
sion, tedious introductions, over-crowded programmes 
and too numerous responses. In order to have a so- 
called "big night," it is not necessary to have an un- 
reasonably late night. Many an otherwise splendid 
meeting is often spoiled by prolonging the programme 
to such an hour that the brethren cease to be interested, 
and avail themselves of every opportunity of retiring, 
gracefully or otherwise. Would it not be in the best 
interests of the lodge, and far better for all concerned, 
were the programmes so arranged that we go away feeling 
that we had not had quite enough, rather than too 
much even of a good thing?. 

Your Committee would stress the importance of 
greater attention being given to a proper ventilation 
of our lodge rooms and banquet halls. Our meetings 
are held behind closed doors, while windows in our 
lodge rooms are necessarily few and are kept closed. 
Consequently, the air at times becomes contaminated 
almost beyond the point of saturation, and, while 
recognizing the serioucness of this pollution, we have 
for the most part accepted it as a matter of course 
and very little, if anything, has been done about it. 
Now that we are recovering from the spell of the de- 
pression, should we not devote more thought to the 
importance of this matter and become, as it were, 
more air-conditioning minded? The great advances 
made in aeration engineering have made fresh air with- 
out draft, available and practicable, and it is but natural 
that we should turn our thoughts to this betterment. 
The importance of this must be obvious to all, and we 
express the hope that the day will soon come when 
we shall give more intelligent consideration to this 
important matter. 

We would again acknowledge our appreciation of 
the faithful, efficient and painstaking work of our District 
Deputy Grand Masters, who have so willingly co- 
operated with your Committee during the year. These 
reports would indicate that a feeling of optimism prevails 
throughout our jurisdiction and that the lodges, on the 
whole, are looking forward to an era of prosperity. 
A brighter outlook in business conditions is reflected 



218 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

in all branches of our Masonic endeavour. A marked 
increase in the number of applicants, fewer suspensions 
for non-payment of dues, a noticeable increase in restor- 
ations and affiliations, a steadily increasing attendance, 
and a keener interest in our benevolent and educational 
work, characterize the reports submitted to us from time 
to time. While the predominant object of Masonry is 
not the enrolment of new members, nor its usefulness 
gauged by financial standing, yet both are essential to 
the effective carrying on of our activities. Just here, your 
Committee would sound a note of warning lest the 
mistakes of the past may be repeated. After passing 
through a period of lean years, when candidates were 
few, when many lodges were vainly struggling to balance 
their budgets, there may be now the dangerous tendency 
to accept from among those who are knocking at our 
doors such material as will never be capable of being 
woven into the fabric of our Masonic structure. Quality, 
not quantity, must ever be the essential requirement. 
We venture the opinion that, if a correct analysis were 
made of those lost to our membership during recent 
years, by far the largest percentage would be among those 
to whom Masonry, with its charm of antiquity, its high 
ideals, and its call to service, made no appeal, and who, 
after the first glow of enthusiasm had died away, became 
indifferent, and finally lost whatever interest they may 
once have had. Then too, while moral and mental fitness 
has been our yardstick of measurement, we feel that, 
while we may have had due regard for the former, 
we have in many cases entirely overlooked the latter. 
One who is so unfortunately constituted that he be- 
comes a chronic fault-finder, revelling in destructive 
criticism, vociferously advancing his own warped opinions 
and seizing every opportunity of contentious debate has 
no place in a Masonic lodge. 

The activities of the Past Masters' and Wardens' 
Associations have been noted by your Committee and 
we unhesitatingly express our appreciation of the use- 
fulness of these organizations. Splendid and timely 
programmes have been arranged, local problems have 
been dealt with, matters coming before Grand Lodge 
have been discussed, Past Masters have been kept in 
touch, opportunities to get better acquainted have 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 249 

been offered, and in general, a clearing house of ideas 
has been established. While avoiding the tendency 
toward a duplication of our Masonic units, we do re- 
quire a sort of informal forum, to which one may come 
in ordinary dress, without regalia, and where everyone 
may freely speak his mind, and toss his opinions into 
the arena of extemporaneous debate. We likewise need 
such a general gathering where each may take his part, 
and do his share in promoting the crystallization of 
opinion. These, the Past Masters' Associations provide. 
Thus far these organizations have been confined more 
to the larger centres, but in our opinion a very useful 
purpose would be served, if at least one such association 
were formed in every district throughout our jurisdiction. 



Fortunate, indeed, is any lodge wherein the mem- 
bers have exercised due care in electing officers who 
have entered upon their duties with the confidence and 
the determination that their services shall prove satis- 
factory to all concerned. But perhaps more fortunate 
is that lodge which finds itself from year to year governed 
by a capable, efficient and energetic Master. Not 
only the success of the lodge, but the standing of Masonry 
in the community, is gauged to a very great extent 
by the qualifications of the occupant of this important 
office. Essential as it is, the Master of a lodge should 
be far more than a good ritualist. He should possess 
those qualities of leadership that will enable him at 
once to command the admiration and respect of the 
brethren over whom it is his privilege and responsibility 
for the time being to preside. Not only should we 
guard well our portals, but we should likewise guard 
well the line of promotion to the Master's chair. There- 
fore, the utmost caution should be exercised in the select- 
ion of the occupant of the junior office. He should be 
much more than a hale-fellow-well-met; in short, he 
should be a prospective Master. If in the lower office 
he amply proves his efficiency, he should receive that 
promotion to which he is entitled, and if not, the brethren 
should have no hesitation whatever in dropping him from 
the line of progression. To take such action after one 
has reached the Warden's chair is a step which should 
be taken very cautiously, tending as it must necessarily 
do, to create a cleavage that may take years to overcome. 



250 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

If such a course were found necessary on the ground 
of inefficiency alone, then it was most certainly the duty 
and the responsibility of the members to have ascertained 
this fact long before the Warden's chair has been reached. 

Masonic education, which was adopted in our 
jurisdiction only a few years ago, has made such pro- 
gress that it is now acting as a little leaven, leavening 
the whole mass, and the brethren are eagerly availing 
themselves of their opportunities in this regard as 
rapidly as the advantages can be offered. The desire 
for Masonic information on the part of the members, 
and the efforts that are being made to satisfy this desire, 
constitute a most gratifying development. The know- 
ledge that is most eagerly sought is not that of some 
contentious subject about which our greatest students 
in Masonic research disagree, not merely a dogmatic 
interpretation of our ritualism or symbolism, but a 
sincere, an earnest, and a conscientious desire for a 
fuller comprehension of the great truths of Masonry 
as applied to our every-day life. The District Deputy 
Grand Masters are practically unanimous as to the 
value of Masonic education in their respective districts. 
Some have even reported that the lodges making the 
greatest progress in the best sense of the term are those 
lodges which have taken the greatest interest in Masonic 
education. In many lodges there is the nucleus of a 
Masonic library and more books on Masonic subjects 
are being read to-day than ever before. Let us hope 
that these laudable efforts will be continued and the 
practice become more general with the passing of the 
years. 

All down through the ages, Masonry has success- 
fully withstood the test of time. It has seen kingdoms 
rise and fall, has watched the petty bickerings of re- 
ligious and political institutions, has witnessed nations 
shaken by the convulsions of war and bloodshed, and 
amid chaos and persecution it has ever pursued the 
even tenor of her way, pointing its devotees to higher 
and nobler conceptions of life so that the world at 
large may be the better for its teachings and on account 
of its existence. And yet, in spite of our firm belief 
in the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 251 

Man, our high standards of truth, morality and justice, 
and all that we have accomplished for the betterment 
of mankind, there have always been those self-styled 
critics beyond our membership, whose feverish mur- 
muring and frantic utterances we most charitably 
ignore, conscious of the fact that they know not whereof 
they speak. If there be danger to our institution it 
is not from without, but from within our ranks. To 
criticize, to pull down, to destroy, to misjudge is easy; 
to build up, to advance, to blaze the trail along new lines 
of educational and benevolent endeavour requires sane 
thinking and ceaseless vigilance. 

That fundamental Masonic doctrine "that no voice 
of a brother in distress shall reach our ears in vain 
and no hand seek our aid without response," is still 
as potent as ever and is being met, we are convinced, 
to the utmost of our ability and resources. While 
we could not hope to cope with all the manifold prob- 
lems resulting from the trying times through which 
we have passed, it must be gratifying to know that, 
with sound business principles and faithful and efficient 
supervision, we have in a very practical way been able 
to alleviate suffering and bring relief and gladness into 
the lives of many who find themselves in circumstances 
of distress. Such has been the record of our Grand 
Lodge since its inception and at no time has this work 
been more effective that it is to-day. Possibly a little 
better understanding in translating Masonry's ideals 
and visions into actual accomplishments is one of our 
needs in these modern times. In this great work might 
we not all participate to a greater degree if we but 
realized that it is a matter more far-reaching and of 
much greater import than merely that of dollars and 
cents? We should never forget, in our efforts to assist 
someone over the hard places in life, that the kindly work 
of admonition and advice, the sympathetic interest, the 
personal touch, these so-called little things in life — op- 
portunities that daily beset our pathway — yield dividends, 
the extent of which we shall never be able fully to cal- 
culate. 

Our proud heritage of lofty traditions, of noble 
endeavour, and of glorious achievements, coming to 



252 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

us from the dim and misty ages of the past, with its 
untarnished record of nobility of purpose and service 
to mankind, places upon the Masons of to-day the 
serious responsibility of maintaining the Craft on the 
highest possible plane. It is so easy to lower the stand- 
ard; so easy in these modern times gradually and per- 
haps imperceptibly to drift from our moorings that 
we must exercise constant vigilance lest, in our endeavour 
to lengthen our cords, we do so at the expense of weaken- 
ing our stakes. We, in our day, cannot afford to let 
Masonry down. The Masons of to-day are in no way 
responsible for the work of past generations, but the 
entire responsibility of the present rests squarely upon 
our shoulders. In our hands also, to a, very large extent, 
rests the future of this great fraternity, the exemplificat- 
ion of the characteristics of the founders of our institution 
Recreant to this great trust we must fail, but we shall be 
strengthened in preserving it so long as we maintain 
it as a precious heritage, and we shall rise as an insti- 
tution in the world about us, in proportion as we seek 
Divine aid to maintain our steadfastness and our 
constancy lest we, in striving after that which, in the 
final analysis may prove to be of so little value, lose 
that which is of paramount importance — 

"Hold high the torch! we did not light its glow, 
'Twas given to us from other hands you know 
"Lis only ours to keep it burning bright, 
Ours to pass on when we no more need light." 

And now, Most Worshipful Sir, your Committee 
expresses its appreciation of the conscientious, efficient 
and faithful service which you, as our Grand Master, 
have rendered during your term of office. Your un- 
biased judgments, your strong convictions, your intense 
earnestness and your untiring zeal have won for you 
the confidence, respect and esteem of the brethren 
over whom it has been your privilege and responsibility 
to preside. Your task has been heavy but the con- 
sciousness of duty well performed brings its own reward, 
and as you lay down the gavel of office, we fervently hope 
that you may well be spared for many years in health, 
contentment and happiness. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally sub- 
mitted. 

H. J. ALEXANDER, 

Chairman. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 253 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
BENEVOLENCE 

The report of the Committee on Benevolence was 
presented by R.W. Bro. T. C. Wardley, Chairman, and 
on motion of the Deputy Grand Master, seconded by 
R.W. Bro. T. C. Wardley, the same was received and 
adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 



The Board of General Purposes, through the Com- 
mittee on Benevolence, have the honour to report that 
during the year ending May 31st, 1937, there were 
disbursed in our Benevolent work the following amounts : 



Grants from the General Fund, authorized at the last 

Annual Communication of Grand Lodge $ 86,317.00 

Interim Grants from the General Fund, by the Chair- 
man of the Committee on Benevolence, with the 
approval of the President of the Board of General 
Purposes 4,370.00 

Grants from the interest of the Augmentation Fund 
(Memorial and Semi-Centennial Funds com- 
bined) 19,710.00 

Total expended from Grand Lodge Funds $ 110,397.00 

Estimated grants made by Lodges as shown by the 

reports of the D.D.G.M's 125,000.00 

Total expended for Benevolent purposes $ 235,397.00 



At this Annual Communication, your Committee 
has considered 769 applications. Owing to subsequent 
changes in the condition of the applicants, 9 of these 
applications are not now necessary. It is recommended 
that 18 be declined and that grants be made subject to 
inspection of the Supervisor as follows : 



254 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

380 Granted through the local Boards 

anounting to . $49,000.00 

362 Granted through the Lodges, 

amountingto 44,000.00 $ 93,000.00 



Less an estimated reduction by inspec- 
tion and death 7,000.00 



$ 86,000.00 
Interim grats from the General Fund (estimated 1 S 4,000.00 



S 90,000.00 



Grants recommended from the Augmen- 
tation Fund (Semi-Centennial and 
Memorial Funds combined) at this 
Annual Communication ' 20,300.00 

Less an estimated reduction by inspec- 
tion and death 1,000.00 



$ 19,300.00 
Interim grants from the Augmentation 

Fund (estimated) 700.00 



$ 20,000.00 



Total $ 110,000.00 

The Committee recommends that the subscription 
to the Masonic Relief Association of the United States 
and Canada be continued. Your Committee has ex- 
amined the statement of disbursements from the special 
emergency fund authorized at the last Annual Com- 
munication. We concur in these disbursements and 
recommend that a similar amount of S500.00 be again 
authorized. 



The Committee is pleased to report that again 
we have succeeded in discharging our obligations with 
a lesser disbursement than was anticipated a year ago, 
the reduction amounting to £3000.00, and we are just 
as pleased to emphasize for the information of Grand 
Lodge that this reduction has not been at the expense 
Oi those who are our care and responsibility. There 
was a slight falling off in the number of new appli- 
cations ; there was an improvement in the understand- 
ing of Benevolence on the part of an additional number 
of the Lodges but, principally, this saving or reduction 
can be attributed to the continued efficient work of 
the Supervisor. Personal investigations of practically 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 255 

all cases are made by him but this Grand Lodge realized 
many years ago that Masonic Benevolence must be kept 
out of the sphere of Institutionalism and the duties 
of the Supervisor are not by any means limited to in- 
vestigating the financial necessities of the applicants 
for aid. 

A large percentage of his work can never be placed 
on our printed records but is indelibly imprinted in 
the hearts and affections of men, women and children 
throughout Ontario. He advises and counsels the 
Lodges and their dependents. He has brought families 
together and by his knowledge and experience, enabled 
many cf them to tap other sources of income, principally 
tc ease the burden for them but, in addition, relieving 
the strain on our funds at a time when our regular 
income is seriously affected. Your Committee has 
received many tributes from widely spread parts of 
our far-flung jurisdiction to the untiring zeal, the sym- 
pathetic guidance and the efficient efforts of Most 
Worshipful Bro. Dargavel, and are happy to know that 
their appreciation of his contribution to Masonry is 
shared so generally throughout the Craft. 

Reference was made in our last report to the Edu- 
cational Work, of the Supervisor and Members of the 
Committee in presenting to the Constituent Lodges 
and Past Masters' Associations, a limited report of 
the type of work being carried on in the name of this 
Grand Lodge. This work has been continued through- 
out the past year with, generally speaking, gratifying 
results. The greater interest developed in this branch 
of our activities is reflected in the changed viewpoint 
of many of the Lodges. A few of the Lodges are now 
matching our grants, dollar for dollar, and several are 
assuming the full responsibility for care of their depen- 
dents. 

It might be thought that this type of co-operation 
is limited to what are generally termed prosperous 
Lodges, but within the last few weeks, one of our younger 
Lodges whose general income has been strictly limited 
advised the Committee that their Benevolent Fund has 
been so well supported that they were now in a position 



256 GRAXD LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

to assume the entire care of one of their dependents, 
for whom Grand Lodge grants had been previously 
appropriated. We again emphasize the advisability 
of each Constituent Lodge establishing a special Benevo- 
lent Fund, not simply to relieve the burden on our funds 
but, because experience has taught us that the Lodges 
which regularly lift their eyes to the third step of the 
Ladder, have a more active and virile membership who 
are enjoying to a great degree the happiness of Masonic 
Fellowship. 

While hesitating to do so, we must again empha- 
size that Masonic Benevolence is, first of all, a problem 
for the individual Mason and the Constituent Lodge 
and that such contribution as your Committee may 
recommend should be considered only as an assisting 
factor. While we have indicated that there is some 
considerable improvement, we cannot overtook that 
there are still a few who seem to think that their entire 
Masonic responsibility is discharged when they make 
a grant which, to say the least, is very nominal and, 
then expect Grand Lodge to contribute sufficient to 
ensure adequate maintenance of the dependent. We 
believe that this Grand Lodge should give its Com- 
mittee on Benevolence authority to direct the attention 
of such Lodges to this basic Masonic responsibility 
and to definitely intimate to them that their grants 
should bear some relationship to the needs of the case. 

Masonry cannot and does not remain stationary. 
To live it must be capable of additional development. 
As the Craft expands so must the Ideas and Ideals 
of the greatest of her virtues be expanded. With the 
improvement of financial conditions, it is our earnest 
hope that, with your approval, more thought and at- 
tention can now be given to what might be termed 
Constructive Benevolence. Our limited entry into the 
Educational field referred to by Most Worshipful Bro. 
Copus in his Chairman's Report in 1931 has been most 
successful, not only as material assistance to some 
youthful charges of ours, but in reducing the need for 
further help to several who might otherwise have con- 
tinued on our list. It is hoped that during the coming 
year, suggestions and plans can be considered to enable 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 SS57 

us to bring some concrete plan before Grand Lodge 
at its next Communication. 

"The reason why anything hvzs is to be found 
in the thing itself. It does what it is made 
to do."— Dr. Fort Newton. 

In these difficult times from which, to all appear- 
ances, we are now emerging, Institutions and Organi- 
zations of every kind have been in the Crucible. They 
have had to justify their existence, to answer the "Law 
of Life." Their advance or their failure has been in 
direct proportion to their ability to do what they were 
intended to do. From the inner knowledge which has 
come to your Committee as to what this Grand Lodge 
has been able to do, in comforting the aged in their 
declining years, in assisting to re-establish homes that 
have been broken, in opening up new vistas for many 
whose outlook had become blurred and uncertain, 
in fact, in widening the spheres of Human Happiness, 
with all sincerity, with deep humility, and with gratitude 
to the great Architect, we submit that the Practical and 
Spiritual Virtues of our Benevolence have been a con- 
tributing factor in answering the oft repeated question 
— "Why Masonry"? 

Fraternally submitted, 

T. C. WARDLEY, 

Chairman. 



DISTINGUISHED VISITOR 

The Grand Master, after making a few remarks 
by w v ay of introduction, asked M.W. Bro. J. D. McFad- 
yen, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Quebec, to 
address Grand Lodge. M.W. Bro. McFadyen after a 
hearty reception, expressed his pleasure in being once 
again with our Grand Lodge at itsAnnual Communicat- 
ion and congratulated us on the manner in which Grand 
Lodge conducted its business. 



258 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC 

EDUCATION 

The report of the Committee on Masonic Education 
was presented by R.W. Bro. J. A. Dobbie, Chairman, 
and on motion of the Deputy Grand Master, seconded 
by R.W. Bro. J. A. Dobbie, the same was received and 
adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : 

On behalf of the Committee on Masonic Education, 
consisting of M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington', Rt. Wor. 
Bro. W. J. Dunlop, Rt. Wor. Bro. J. A. McRae, Rt. 
Wor. Bro. W. H. Gregory, Rt. Wor. Bro. J. Ness, and 
Rt. Wor. Bro. J. A. Dobbie (Chairman), we wish to 
report as follows: — 

Having had the opportunity during the year 1935- 
36 to observe the efforts put forth on behalf of Masonic 
Education and to arrive at an estimate of its results, 
i.e., whether or not the work was being enthusiastically 
undertaken by the unit lodges; — if not as a part of the 
monthly programme of the lodge, then as a regular 
part of the yearly programme; — as to which members 
were devoting their time and energies in the preparation 
and actual delivering to the lodges the results of their 
researches and mental efforts along lines of Masonic 
Education ; — whether or not the work was being handled 
by the various members of the lodge, or rather by a 
special few of the members looked upon for years as the 
backbone of the lodge and all its efforts; — whether or not 
it was being presented in a manner to enable the average 
member to grasp and retain the essence of it, or whether 
it was being presented at too great length at one time, 
thus becoming tiresome and distasteful rather than 
appetizing and looked forward to. 

As a result of these observations and the con- 
sideration of them, your Committee thought it wise 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 259 

to follow a somewhat different plan of presentation 
of the work during the year 1936-37. Having a record 
of many addresses dealing with Masonic History, 
Philosophy and Symbolism, prepared by different 
brethren of the Craft and delivered largely to their 
mother lodges, requests were sent out to these brethren 
asking that a copy of their addresses be forwarded 
to the Chairman of the Educational Committee. A 
very excellent response to this request was received 
and thus an excellent series of addresses on Masonic 
subjects was obtained, a tabulated list of which was 
made stating the subject and author, grouped accord- 
ing to the Degree dealt with and a copy accompanied 
by a letter was forwarded to each Worshipful Master 
of every lodge in Ontario, asking him to see to it that 
the programme of work for each month of the year 
should allow a certain amount of time for Masonic 
Educational work, and advising him that if be could 
not prevail upon some of the local brethren to prepare 
addresses for delivery in his lodge, upon writing to the 
Chairman of this Committee and stating which address 
or addresses he wished, the same woulo be forwarded, 
all that would be required being the return of the 
addresses when they had been delivered in lodge. Your 
Committee feel deeply grateful to those brethren so 
kindly forwarding their prepared addresses and your 
Committee also feel greatly pleased with the marked 
use made of the prepared list of addresses. Lodges 
throughout the whole jurisdiction, which undoubtedly 
would have gone the whole year without any food 
along Educational lines, were enabled to have a supply 
sufficient unto their desired needs. Many have been 
the letters of appreciation received from these distant 
lodges and herein lies an expression of the blessings 
bestowed on our brethren less favourably situated in 
the jurisdiction and also their blessings returned with 
thankful feelings to those preparing the addresses and 
who little thought that their efforts were to bear fruit 
in so many different areas of Ontario. 



In order that your Committee might have some 
definite idea of what was being done monthly through- 
out the jurisdiction and not have to wait until May 
for a general report, each Master was requested to 



260 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

have his Secretary place the name of the Chairman 
of this Committee on his mailing list. It cannot be 
said that the results are as yet nearly satisfactory. 
Only a small proportion of the Secretaries have been 
assisting the Committee in this way, but if they could 
only realize the benefit which would accrue to their 
lodges and their members they would hasten to do so. 
"The purest of water may be made to fill the trough 
and every encouragement given to have it used, but 
if the horse will not drink, he cannot be made to do so" — 
likewise all the efforts of your Committee are made 
for the use and benefit of the various lodges, if they 
do not see fit to make use of them, your Committee 
cannot accomplish the results that it desires. It may 
be that our Masters are moving along too fast and that 
a year is not sufficient time for them to accomplish 
all they intend, but since a year seems to be all that 
they are allowed, it will be necessary for them to plan 
their year's work earlier and so be ready to start their 
Educational addresses during the first months of their 
year. Entertainment of an amusing nature is very 
desirable when suitable, but it would seem to be im- 
perative to add something of a much more stable nature 
and which will be remembered when all the rest is for- 
gotten and which will aid in building character of a type 
to stand out as an example for imitation. 



In coming in contact with members of lodges 
throughout the jurisdiction which have neither re- 
quested lectures nor sent copies of their summons, 
showing educational wcrk arranged for and delivered, 
your Committee fully realize that much good work 
has been done and will continue to be done, but the 
point to be made is that a much greater use can be 
made of much of this work than is being done and 
many more lodges can be given benefit of the finished 
product, thereby improving the fraternity generally 
and giving satisfaction to the author by making it much 
more worth-while to prepare an address, requiring 
time, energy, thought and research. Your Committee 
hopes that everyone ever having heard of the subject, 
Masonic Education — past, present or future — will be- 
come so inoculated with the desire to make it what it 
should be to each member of the Craft, that he will feel 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 261 

impelled to think what it means to himself and his fellow 
craftsmen and thereby to the world at large. Thus im- 
bued and active, our attendance will increase, our in- 
terest in one another will become what it should be and 
Masonry will begin to exert the influence throughout the 
world that it can. Interpret Masonry as meaning — 
service for others, and not gain for ourselves. 

The Committee recognize the valued assistance 
which has been rendered by the whole group of District 
Deputy Grand Masters, in organizing their districts 
and the various lodges constituting the districts. For 
this wise and able assistance kindly accept the thanks 
and appreciation of the Committee. To the Masonic 
Library and its able supervisor, Brother Haydon, the 
Committee also wishes to pay due honour for efficient and 
iaithful service most willingly and courteously rendered. 

It is the earnest hope of the Educational Commit- 
tee, after due consideration, that the District Deputy 
Grand Masters and Masters throughout the jurisdiction 
be not forgetful of a very important phase of Masonic 
Education, i.e., Lodges of Instruction dealing with all 
phases of our Lodgework. Much benefit is to be derived 
from this phase of the work and much assistance can 
be rendered by those officers in each lodge and district 
having formerly occupied these offices. Once having 
occupied such an office, generally places the officer in a 
position to render more efficient service as he is vacating 
his office, owing to his experience having given him an 
entirely new and doubtless much improved perspective 
of the duties of the office, the necessity of more uniformity 
in the work, and the fact that such work is not just at 
the pleasure of any new officer to introduce innovations, 
but that the nature of the work and its history requires 
system and steadfastness. 

The members of the Educational Committee have 
worked zealously and have accomplished considerable. 
Its hope is that Masters of to-day will take heart and 
stimulate the Masters of to-morrow to feel the need 
and importance of the work of Education, and then 
ere long all lodges will be reaping the benefit, resulting 



262 GRAND LODGE OF CAXADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

in a thoroughly active, prosperous and progressive 
fraternity holding within its membership the pick of 
manhood — mentally, spiritually, physically and finan- 
cially. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. DOBBIE, 

Chairman. 



DISTINGUISHED VISITORS 

The Grand Master introduced to Grand Lodge 
M.W. Bro. Norman T. Avard, Grand Master of the 
Grand Lodge of Xova Scotia, and M.W. Bro. W. H. 
Parker, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Michigan, 
both of whom were received with hearty applause. They 
conveyed to the Grand Master and Grand Lodge mess- 
ages of goodwill from their respective Grand Lodges, 
and complimented Grand Lodge on the systematic way 
in which the lengthy agenda was handled. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON 

CONSTITUTION AND LAWS 

This report was presented by the Chairman, M.W. 
Bro. W. H. Wardrope and was duly received and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

The Board of General Purposes through its Com- 
mittee on Constitution and Laws begs to report as fol- 
lows: 

There is no constitutional objection to the following 
motions of M.W. Bro. Frank A. Copus. 

1. That Section 160 of the Constitution be repealed 
and the following clauses submitted therefor: 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 263 

(a) Each Lodge shall make its returns and payments 
semi-annually to the Grand Secretary within 
two weeks after the 24th day of June and the 
27th day of December in each year, and in case 
of failure to make such returns and payments 
before the expiry of that specified period, it may, 
in the discretion of the Grand Master, be sum- 
moned to show cause why it should not be sus- 
pended ; and if such failure to make returns or to 
make payments, or both, shall continue for six 
months, it may be summoned to show cause 
why its warrant should not be withdrawn or 
declared forfeit. 

(b) No representative (Master, Warden or Proxy) 
of any Lodge which has neglected to make its 
returns and payments to Grand Lodge within 
two weeks after the 24th day of June in each 
year, or which has not complied with Section 
4- (a) and 4-(b) of the Rules respecting Benevol- 
ence, shall be permitted to vote at any session 
thereof nor at any election of a District Deputy 
Grand Master in District Meeting, until such 
returns, payments and requirements respectively 
shall have been completed. 

The Board of General Purposes through its Com- 
mittee on Constitution and Laws further reports: 

There is no constitutional objection to the following 
Motion of W. Bro. W. B. MacCarthy: 

2. That Clause 219B of the Constitution be amended 
by deleting all that part commencing with the word 
"provided" on Line 3 and ending with the word "sus- 
pended on Line 8, both words inclusive, and inserting 
in lieu thereof the following words : 

"at any time within three years from the date of his 
suspension, on payment of such sum as the Lodge 
may require, such sum to be determined by a re- 
solution in open Lodge of which notice of motion has 
been duly given, but not to exceed the amount owing 
at the time of his suspension and dues accumulated 
during the period of suspension." 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

W. H. Wardrope, Chairman. 



264 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE 

The report of this Committee was presented by 
R. W. Bro. C. S. Hamilton, Chairman, and on motion 
of the Deputy Grand Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. 
C. S. Hamilton, was received and adopted 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : 

Your Special Committee, consisting of R.W. Bro. 
Charles S. Hamilton (Chairman), R. W. Bro. M. E. 
MacKenzie and R.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, report as 
follows : 

It is admitted that without books and other printed 
material the vast majority of present-day knowledge 
would be lost. The wisdom of the world has come 
down to us not only by word of mouth but also, and in 
greater volume, by the printed word. In every gener- 
ation research is made into the past. The basis of research 
is printed records. The results of this research are set 
down in printed words. If it were not so, each generation 
would be turning the same bit of ground over and over — ■ 
there would be no advancement of learning. We are 
collecting material not only for ourselves, not for next 
year, but for years to come. We have a debt to the past 
for what has come down to us. We have an obligation to 
the future to see that we pass on an unbroken chain 
of records. 

In the discharge of our obligation, purchases are 
made as funds are available, assisted by many valuable 
presentations. Through the kindness of their editors, 
we continue to receive 14 monthly magazines from 
various parts of the Masonic world, both in the Empire 
and the United States, all of which add to the value of 
the Library's services. The Secretaries of our various 
Canadian Grand Bodies also continue to supply their 
annual proceedings so that our collection of these in- 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 265 

valuable records is complete to date for the service 
of inquirers. 

Valuable donations have been received from, and 
grateful acknowledgment is made to: 

Mrs. J. B. Nixon, widow of our highly esteemed 
R.W. Brother, for a collection of Certificates 
and Regalia. 

W. Bro. W. Moore, for 19 volumes. 

W. Bro. James Wilson, son of the late V.W. Bro. 
P. H. Wilson, 32 volumes. 

Mrs. R. W. Brennan, widow of our late R.W. 
Brother, 12 volumes. 

Also to: 

M.W. Bro. R. V. Harris, Halifax. 

V.W. Bro. L. F. Riggs, Toronto. 

V.W. Bro. Colonel J. H. Tatsch, Boston. 

W. Bro. L- K. Redman, Long Branch. 

R. W. Bro. Cecil Powell, Bristol, England. 

V.W. Bro. William Moull, Toronto. 

W. Bro. Dr. C. S. Plumb, Columbus, Ohio. 

W. Bro. D. Knoop, Sheffield, England. 

W. Bro. Lome Pierce, Toronto. 

Bro. Perkins Bull, Toronto. 

The visitors' register shows 241 signatures for 
the approximately nine months during which the 
Temple is open on Thursday evenings. Local members 
borrowed 151 books and 303 were mailed to non-residents, 
the total circulation of 454 books being one-third more 
than last season. Our six sets of "The British Masonic 
Miscellany" were loaned to twelve Lodges for periods 
of three months. As each set contains twenty books, 
their use could be considered as adding 240 to the above 
total of our circulating service. 



206 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

A Masonic Club of some fifty members at Atikokan, 
Ontario, located at some considerable distance from 
their Lodge, sent in a request for books to commence 
a library for itself. As it had some half-dozen useful 
books on hand, we donated one of our duplicate sets 
of "Gould's History of Freemasonry." 

A request for the loan of books was received on 
behalf of a Brother, member of a Lodge in London, 
now a patient at the Sanitarium at Byron. This had 
to be refused for the same reasons as similar requests 
from other Samtaria. This request was brought to 
the attention of a R.W. Brother connected with the 
Sanitarium through whom a Committee was formed 
from the local Masters, Past Masters and Wardens' 
Association, to bring the matter before the Lodges in 
the district. As a result, enough money was subscribed 
to supply some fifty bocks at this institution. 

Last September, copies of a brief notice covering 
the circulating service were mailed to all Secretaries 
in the jurisdiction, with the request that the notice 
be inserted in their monthly summonses. From the 
various summonses which have come to our attention, 
it would appear that the Secretaries have co-operated 
to a gratifying degree. We could again urge that the 
nctice sent out by the librarian for that purpose be 
carried regularly in the monthly summons. 

The chief function of the old library was to get 
all the books it could and preserve them safely. Your 
library does this also, but has placed free use to members 
infinitely above getting and keeping. Its Work is 
no longer passive but aggressive. Your librarian is as 
anxious to put his wares before the members and have 
his books and other material used as is the store or 
factory to secure custom for its goods. He tries to attract 
attention and arouse the interest of every member. 

All education is at bottom self-education. Those 
who read this report will have reached an age when 
everything depends on their own efforts. They have 
left the atmosphere of discipline and control for that of 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 267 

self-help. A library organized on modern lines takes 
over the functions of the teacher and provides the 
means for enabling us to direct ourselves efficiently. 
The methods of self-education commended here, tend 
to make things real and concrete, to render the diffi- 
cult and the unknown, intelligible and familiar and to 
develop the mind by bringing it into contact with realities. 
It will nor repress any originality but develop it, encour- 
aging the mind to rethink problems, to weigh and judge, 
to make decisions and truths one's own and to preserve 
facts for oneself. 

Your Library is an organized collection, that is 
to say, its contents have been gathered together ac- 
cording to plan, and have been arranged according 
to plan, so that readers may easily find what they aie 
in search of, and can also see what other works are 
there should they wish to pursue the subject further. 

Finally, your Committee wishes to record its 
appreciation of the courtesies extended by the officers 
of the Masonic Temple, its gratitude for their con- 
tinuous help during business hours and and expression 
of its cordial thanks to the librarian, Bro. X. W. J. 
Haydon, for his continued pains-taking and untiring 
services during the past year. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally sub- 
mitted. 

CHARLES S. HAMILTON, 

Chairman. 



COMMITTEE OF SCRUTINEERS 

The Grand Master appointed V.W. Bro. James W. 
Hamilton, Chairman of a Committee of Scrutineers to 
count the vote at the election of Grand Lodge Officers, 
with power to name the members of the Committee. 



268 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PRINTING 
AND SUPPLIES 

The report of the Committee on Printing and Sup- 
plies was presented by R.W. Bro. J. B. Smith, Chairman, 
and on motion of the Deputy Grand Master, seconded by 
R.W. Bro. J. B. Smith, was recerved and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee on Printing and Supplies, through 
the Board of General Purposes, begs to report as follows : 

That they have pleasure in presenting the detailed 
analysis of the Expenditure for Printing and Supplies 
for the year ending May 31st, 1937, as follows :- 

Preliminary Printing, Grand Lodge, 1936 $ 221.19 

Printed Forms $ 67.77 

Circulars 3.78 

71 . 55 

Office Stationery and Supplies 252.11 

Stationery for Officers and Past Grand Masters 74.93 

Christmas Cards 39.96 

Constitutions 287.55 

Special Copies Grand Master's Address 36.72 

Proceedings 1936 and Mailing Boxes 3,011.16 

S 3,995.17 

The contract for printing Grand Lodge Proceedings 
having expired your Committee recommend that tenders 
be asked for, covering a period of five years, and that the 
Chairman of this Committee and Secretary of Grand 
Lodge be authorized to accept a suitable one. 

Your Committee are appreciative of the co-opera- 
tion of the Chairman of the various Grand Lodge Com- 
mittees and Grand Lodge Officials in the early prepar- 
ation of material for Reports to be printed for submission 
to this Annual Communication. 

Fraternally submitted, 

BIRXIE SMITH, 

Chairman. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 269 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WARRANTS 

R.W. Bro. G. C. Bonnycastle, Chairman of this 
Committee, informed the Grand Master that no matters 
had been referred to the Committee for consideration 
and report. 

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON 
THE AGENDA 

This report was presented by M.W. Bro. W. S. 
Herrington, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy 
Grand Master, seconded by M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington, 
the same was received and adopted. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee appointed to consider the advis- 
ability of revising the agenda of Grand Lodge in so far 
as it relates to the election of Grand Lodge Officers begs 
leave to report as follows: 

1. Your Committee recommends that no change be 
made in the agenda of Grand Lodge in so far as it relates 
to the election of officers of Grand Lodge and members 
of the Board of General Purposes. 

2. Your Committee has considered the question, 
referred to it by the Grand Master, of dividing the 
jurisdiction into zones for the purpose of electing mem- 
bers to the Board of General Purposes and recommends 
that this matter be referred to the Board of General 
Purposes to report at the next meeting of Grand Lodge. 

3. The same Committee appointed to consider those 
parts of the Constitution having reference to demitted 
and suspended members with a view to alteration thereof 
and also to consider the various Masonic ritualsandmake 
such modifications, additions and deletions as may seem 
essential or desirable, recommends that no alteration 
be made in the Constitution in reference to demitted 
and suspended members. 



270 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

4. Your Committee is of the opinion that the question 
of making modifications of, additions to and deletions 
from the various Masonic ceremonial rituals should be 
referred to a Committee composed of the Grand Master 
and Past Grand Masters and recommends accordingly. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

Yours fraternally, 

\V. S. Herrington 

Chairman. 



DISPOSAL OF MOTIONS 

M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus moved, seconded by M.W. 
Bro. R. B. Dargavel, the following motion, of which 
proper notice had been given. 

1. That Section 160 of the Constitution be repealed 
and the following clauses substituted therefor: 

(a) Each Lodge shall make its returns and payments 
semi-annually to the Grand Secretary within 
two weeks after the 24th day of June and the 27th 
day of December in each year, and in case of 
failure to make such returns and payments 
before the expiry of that specified period, it may, 
in the discretion of the Grand Master, be sum- 
moned to show cause why it should not be sus- 
pended; and if such failure to make returns 
or to make payments, or both, shall continue 
for six months, it may be summoned to show cause 
why its warrant should not be withdrawn or 
declared forfeit. 

(b) No representative (Master, Warden or Proxy) 
of any Lodge which has neglected to make its 
returns and payments to Grand Lodge within 
two weeks after the 24th day of June in each 
vear, or which has not complied with Section 
4- (a) or 4-(b) of the Rules respecting Benevolence, 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 271 

shall be permitted to vote at any session thereof 
nor at any election of a District Deputy Grand 
Master in District meeting, until such returns, 
payments and requirements respectively shall 
have been completed. 

After considerable discussion on this motion M.W. 
Bro. W. S. Herrington moved, seconded by M.W. Bro. 
W. H. Wardrope, the following amendment to the motion, 
which was carried. 

(1) That clause (b) above be amended by adding thereto 
after the word "completed" in the last line: — 
"unless by special resolution of the Board of Gen- 
eral Purposes. Nothing in this clause shall 
deprive a Past Master of his vote as such" 

The Grand Master then called for a vote on the 
motion, as amended, and declared the same also carried. 

W. Bro. W. J. MacCarthy then presented the follow. - 
ing motion, seconded by W. Bro. Spencer, of which proper 
notice had been given. 

That Clause 219B of the Constitution be amended 
by deleting all that part commencing with the word 
"provided" on Line 3 and ending with the word "sus- 
pended" on Line 8, both words inclusive, and inserting 
in lieu thereof the following words : 

"at any time within three years from the date 
of his suspension, on payment of such sum as the 
Lodge may require, such sum to be determined 
by a resolution in open Lodge of which notice of 
motion has been duly given, but not to exceed the 
amount owing at the time of suspension and dues 
accumulated during the period of suspension." 

The Grand Master declared the motion carried. 



NOMINATIONS 

The Grand Master announced that nominations 
for Grand Lodge offices could now be made. 



272 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

CALLED OFF 

At five o'clock in the afternoon the Grand Master 
declared the afternoon session of Grand Lodge sus- 
pended, the labors of Grand Lodge to be again resumed 
at 9.30 o'clock on the following morning. 



CALLED ON 

Grand Lodge resumed labor at 9.30 o'clock, in the 
forenoon, Thursday, July 22nd, 1937, The Grand Master 
on the Throne. 



ANNOUNCEMENT 

The Grand Master announced to Grand Lodge, 
the death of Wor. Bro. William Hunter, Secretary of 
Corinthian Lodge No. 330, London, who had taken 
seriously ill at the District Meeting on the previous 
day and who had passed away shortly afterwards. 

The Deputy Grand Master then moved, seconded 
by the Grand Junior Warden, the following, which was 
unanimously carried. 

"That this Grand Lodge records with deepest regret 
the death of our beloved brother, W. Bro. William 
Hunter and extends to his widow and family the sincere 
sympathy of all its members." 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE 
FRATERNAL DEAD 

The report of this Committee was presented by 
R. W. Bro. J. A. McRae, Chairman, and on motion of 
the Deputy Grand Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. 
J. A. McRae, the same was received and adopted. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 273 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M., 
of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : 

The Board of General Purposes, through the Com- 
mittee on the Fraternal Dead, begs to submit the 
following report: 

We pause amid the labours in which we are engaged, 
surveying the road by which we have come, planning 
our journey for another year, to pay cur heartfelt tributes 
of respect and to honour as is our wonted custom and 
is most justly due and proper the memory of those 
brethren who since we were last assembled in annual 
convocation will no longer travel with us on the highways 
and byways of life. They have answered the summons 
of the Angel of Death and have passed to their eternal 
rest. The memories of these brethren are individually 
very dear and precious to us all but it is only when we 
listen to or read the names of all those who were with 
us and on our rolls but a year ago and who will never- 
more answer to the roll-call of Grand Lodge that we 
realize the extent of the ravages that the passage of time 
has made in our ranks. We sigh in vain: "O, for the 
touch of a vanished hand and the sound of a voice 
that is still." 

Our departed brethren have left behind sweet and 
fragrant memories that will not lightly be effaced; 
memories of good-fellowship, of high purpose and honest 
endeavour, of Masonic ideals quietly and sincerely 
followed, of disinterested service and devotion to the 
principles of right, truth and justice; these were all in 
some measure and degree characteristic of those whom 
to-day we mourn. 

"We live in deeds not years; in thoughts not breaths 
In feelings not in figures on a dial 

We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives 
Who thinks most, feels the ncblest, acts the best. 
Life's but a means unto an end, that end 
Beginning, mean and end to all things — God." 



274 GRAXD LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

They were men to whom, nurtured in the prin- 
ciples of our order, 'the still sad music of humanity' 
made its own appeal. The value of the services which 
they so gladly rendered to Freemasonry cannot be 
easily estimated; they radiated wholesome influences 
which made for the strengthening of the bonds of fra- 
ternity. They toiled long and arduously in the labours 
of the Masonic Craft and the pattern of Masonic con- 
duct was in turn woven into the warp and woof of the 
texture of their lives. While yet we mourn and deplore 
their loss, we rejcice that it was our good fortune to have 
been associated with them as fellow-craftsmen. They 
have laid aside for ever the insignia and working-tools 
of the order, some in the sere and yellow-leaf of old age 
and others who until the call came seemed still in 'man- 
hood's prime vigour.' To us and their successors is left 
the task of continuing the Masonic work on which they 
were engaged and the duty of emulating their example. 
We shall honour them most fittingly by renewed zeal 
in the cause of Freemasonry and increased fidelity tc 
its principles. 

They have now gone where we too must go, into that 
'undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller 
returns.' We are persuaded that when our earthly 
journey shall have ended, 

'We are laid asleep 

In body and become a living soul'. 

For this destiny it is the high purpose of Masonic Phil- 
osophy to prepare us by having us realize that each 
should 'make his moral being his prime care' and that 
each should struggle to keep his moral vision clear. No 
question is of greater importance, none has received 
more attention throughout the ages than the question 
of the meaning of life and its relation to the universe. 
Countless answers have been given, countless dis- 
sertations have been written on it. Systems of phil- 
osophy, systems of religion, all have their particular 
answers and interpretations of the meaning of life and 
existence. Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish Sage of Chelsea 
once said: 'The older I grow, and I now stand upon the 
brink of eternitv, the more comes back to me the sentence 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 275 

in the Catechism which I learned when a child and the 
fuller and deeper its meaning becomes — 'What is the 
chief end of man? To glorify God and enjoy him for- 
ever'. Each of us may well take this to heart and ponder 
it carefully for it is the answer essentially which Free- 
masonry also supplies to the riddle of existence. 

The following list contains the names of those 
Past and Present Grand Lodge Officers whose deaths 
are noted on our records as having occured during the 
past year: 



Right Worshipful Brother William McGregor Logan 

The distinguished earthly career of R.W. Bro. 
W. M. Logan, Grand Secretary of Grand Lodge, came 
to a close on April 1st, 1937, at his home in Hamilton. 
While it was known to many that Bro. Logan had been 
in poor health for some time the news of his death came 
as a surprise to hundreds of Masons in the Province 
to whom R.W. Bro. Logan's name was a household 
word. He was known to thousands in the jurisdiction 
and all who knew him felt that a great man and sincere 
friend had gone from among them. 

He was born in Port Dover in 1865 and was educated 
first in private school in Sorel, Quebec, and then in the 
Hamilton Collegiate Institute where he matriculated 
into the University of Toronto in 1881. His academic 
career in the University was outstanding and in 1885 
he graduated as Bachelor of Arts winning the gold medal 
in Classics. He became Classics Master in Aylmer 
Collegiate and taught there until he received in 1892 
the appointment of Classics Master in Hamilton Colleg- 
iate. The same year he obtained the degree of M.A., 
from his Alma Mater. There for over a quarter of a 
century he taught the classics which he loved so well 
throughout his life and instilled into the minds of hund- 
reds of his pupils not only a knowledge but an appreciat- 
ion of Greek and Latin literature. His training and know- 
ledge of the classics were manifested unobtrusively in 
many ways : his terse style, his diction, his happy phrase- 
ology, even in part his broad humanitarian sympathies, 



276 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

his quiet humor which endeared him to so many as an 
after-dinner speaker were all consonant with his classical 
background. 

When R.W. Bro. R. L. Gunn died in 1918, R.W 
Bro. Logan was appointed Acting Grand Secretary 
and in the following year he was duly elected Grand 
Secretary and held that office until his death, being 
each year unanimously re-elected. He discharged 
the duties of his important office with the utmost fidelity 
and distinction and with the greatest acceptance to 
Grand Lodge. He brought to his office and to the 
affairs of life a well balanced sense of justice and fine 
human sympathy. All of the qualities that go to the 
making of a great Grand Secretary he possessed in an 
eminent degree. He served Grand Lodge for the period 
in which the greatest accession to its membership took 
place and his mastery of detail served him in good stead. 
His shrewd judgment of men and conditions of men, 
his knowledge of Masonic jurisprudence, history and 
ritual were ever at the disposal of those who called on 
him for assistance and they were not a few. The late 
Grand Secretary travelled repeatedly throughout the 
length and breadth of the jurisdiction ; the problems of the 
constituent lodges he thus knew intimately and by his 
manifold visits he was known to thousands of the Craft 
who came to feel that year in and year out R.W. Bro. 
Logan was to them a symbol of the dignity and import- 
ance of Grand Lodge. Xo Mason in Ontario was better 
known or more highly respected and loved. R.W. Bro. 
Logan was called on frequently tc represent Grand Lodge 
at other Grand Lodges. Whenever he did so, it was 
with distinction and the prestige of this Grand Lodge 
was always enhanced thereby. He was a man among 
men. 

R.W. Bro .Logan was initiated into Malahide Lodge 
No. 140, Aylmer, affiliated with St. John's Lodge No. 
40 on his removal to Hamilton and became Worshipful 
Master in 1902. He was elected D.D.G.M. of Hamilton 
District in 1909. He was later elected in 1914 to the 
Board of General Purposes and was a member of the 
Board at the time of his election as Grand Secretary. 
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Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
He enjoyed honorary membership of numerous lodges 
in the jurisdiction. 

R.W. Bro. Logan was active in many branches of 
Masonry where he gave freely of his time and talents. 
He occupied no office which he did not adorn. He 
joined Aylmer Chapter No. 81, R.A.M., and later 
affiliated with St. John's Chapter No. 6, of which he 
became First Principal and later he was elected Grand 
Superintendent of Hamilton District. He was a member 
of Godfrey de Bouillon Preceptory of Knights Templar 
and of Rameses Temple of the Mystic Shrine. 

In the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite he 
gave unstinted service where his dramatic powers and 
ritualistic ability found abundant opportunity. Re- 
ceiving in turn the 14th, 18th and 32nd Degrees of the 
Rite in the bodies in Hamilton he was advanced to the 
rank of honorary 33rd degree in 1915 and in 1925 became 
an active member of Supreme Council where in due 
course he was elected Grand Prior. He rendered most 
valuable service to the Scottish Rite bodies in Hamilton, 
serving for many years as Secretary of the Lodge of 
Perfection and the Consistory. 

He became a member of the Royal Order of Scotland 
and only a year before his death he was elevated to be 
provincial Grand Master of the Order. 

Notwithstanding his many Masonic interests and 
engagements, R.W. Bro. Logan played an influential 
part in other fields. For many years he was a member 
of the Hamilton Public Library Board and a member 
of the Rotary Club of Hamilton of which he was a 
Past President. The Kinsmen's Club conferred on 
him an honorary membership. 

He was a member of St. Thomas's Anglican Church 
and was a delegate to the Synod of Niagara of which 
he was honorary Lay Secretary at the time of his death. 

He served for many years his Alma Mater as a 
member of the Senate. 



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His body lay in state in the Scottish Rite Cathedral 
in Hamilton embanked with flowers testifying to the 
high esteem in which he was held. Here hundreds of 
sorrowful men passed by the bier and silently said fare- 
well. Hundreds of citizens and Masons including the 
principal officers of all the Masonic Orders in which he 
had played so great a part attended to pay their last 
sad tribute of respect. The funeral was conducted by 
three eminent clergymen who are also members of the 
Craft: Most Rev. Derwyn T. Owen, Primate of all 
Canada, Right Rev. L. W. B. Broughall, Bishop of 
Niagara and Rev. R. C. Blagrave, Rector of the Church 
of St. Thomas. 

"The One remains, the many change and pass 
Heavens light forever shines, Earth's shadows fly". 

Right Worshipful Brother W. I. Atkin 

In the past year Wilson district has suffered num- 
erous losses in the ranks of Past Grand Lodge Officers 
resident in that district. A highly esteemed Mason 
passed to Eternal Rest on January 29, 1937, in the person 
of R.W. Bro. W. I. Atkin. 

He was born in 1853 in the township of Malahide, 
Elgin County and became engaged in the occupations 
of farmer and butcher. 

He was initiated in 1877 in Springfield Lodge 
No. 259, Springfield, and became an active member 
of the lodge and a regular attendant throughout his 
Masonic life. He was Worshipful Master of his lodge 
in 1909-10 and was elected D.D.G.M. of Wilson district 
in 1917. He was always exacting on all details pertaining 
to Masonic work. 

He was instrumental in the founding of Spring- 
field Public Library and took a very great interest in 
its welfare. He was a man of wide reading and specialized 
in Masonic literature. 

He was an ardent and active Presbyterian and 
acted as Superintendent of the Sunday School, as well 
as taking an active part in the church work. 

He was held in the highest respect throughout the 
district. 



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Right Worshipful Brother E. Y. Barraclough 

The sudden passing of R.W. Bro. E. Y. Barraclough 
at his home in Glen Williams on September 10, 1936, 
removed from the community one who had always been 
interested and ready to assist in any cause that made 
for the betterment of his fellow men. 



The late Bro. Barraclough was in his sixty-second 
year and was born in Dewsbury, England. He had 
resided in Glen Williams for the past twenty-five years 
where he was proprietor of the Glen Woollen Mills. 
He was associated also with his brother in the Woollen 
Mills of William Barraclough & Co., in Dewsbury, Eng- 
land, founded by his father. He was a member of Union 
Presbyterian Church and an elder and official of many 
years standing. He had been a member of Georgetown 
School Board for eleven years, in four of which he was 
chairman. He w r as also a member of Glen Williams 
School Board. 

He was initiated in 1915 in Credit Lodge No. 
219, Georgetown, and was installed as Worshipful Master 
in 1922. He was elected D.D.G.M. in 1925. He was 
also a Thirty second degree member of the Scottish Rite. 

He was buried with Masonic honours and the very 
large concourse of over two hundred and fifty Masons, 
as well as host of friends testified to the high place he 
held in the esteem and affection of all who knew him. 



Right Worshipful Brother Thomas A. Blakely 

A very highly respected resident of Flesherton and 
a faithful Mason was removed bv the death of R.W. 
Bro. T. A. Blakely on February 13", 1937. 

He was born in 1863 in the Township of Artemisia 
near Flesherton. After being educated in the Public 
Schools of the district he became a wood- worker. He 
was a member of the Methodist (now United) Church, 
Flesherton and for many years was a member of the Board 
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R.W. Bro. Blakely was a police trustee of the village 
of Flesherton before its incorporation and when in- 
corporated he was a member of the first council. He 
always took an active part in the village municipal 
affairs . In his earlier days he was a member of the militia. 

R.W. Bro. Blakely joined Prince Arthur Lodge 
No. 333, Flesherton, in 1900. He was Worshipful Master 
of the lodge in 1908-09 and in 1916 was elected D.D.G.M. 
of Georgian District. He was very faithful in his lodge 
attendance missing very few meetings of Prince Arthur 
Lodge from his initiation until he removed to Toronto 
in 1924. 



Right Worshipful Brother Bernard Cairns 

R.W. Bro. Cairns was born at Levis, Quebec and 
passed awav at his home in Scarboro Junction August 
28, 1936. He was initiated in Orient Lodge in 1896 
and installed as Worshipful Master in 1905. In 1918 
he was elected Grand Registrar. R.W. Bro. Cairns 
was also an honorary life member of Caledonia Lodge 
and was its first I. P.M. 

For years he was president of the Riverdale Masonic 
Hall Co. He was a member of St. Patrick's Chapter 
and Beaver Chapter, R.A.M., a member of the Cryptic 
Rite and also of Rameses Temple A. A. O.N. M.S. 

Among Masons he was held in the highest respect. 
His loss is deplored and his memory respected. 



Right Worshipful Brother Ralph Clarke 

R.W. Bro. Clarke was initiated into Freemasonry 
in Faithful Brethren Lodge No. 77, Lindsay, in 1889'. 
He was one of those responsible for the formation in 
1904 of North Entrance Lodge No. 463, Haliburton, 
and was its first elected Worshipful Master in 1905. 
He served as D.D.G.M. of former Ontario District 
No. 10 in 1909-10 and continued to render valuable 
Masonic service in many ways in the district. 



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In recent years he was perhaps best known for 
the capable manner in which he took charge of a Masonic 
funeral service. His kindly sympathy on such occasions 
won him many friends. 

R.W. Bro. Clarke was a man of sterling character 
and a sincere and enthusiastic Mason. During his 
many years of membership he was ready, willing and 
anxious at all times to give of his best for the advance- 
ment of the Order. 

He suffered in the last six months of his life from 
a lingering illness which he bore with a fortitude, calmness 
and patience that was peculiarly his. R.W. Bro. Clarke 
died on November 29, 1936. 



Right Worshipful Brother Samuel S. Clutton 

The oldest Past Master and a patriarchal figure 
in Grand Lodge passed away February 8, 1937, in the 
person of the late R.W. Bro. S. S. Clutton, at the ven- 
erable age of ninety -eight years. His continued at- 
tendance at Grand Lodge was an inspiration to younger 
Masons. None who was present will forget readily 
the thrill experienced a few years ago when he and the 
late V.W. Bro. Backhouse, aged 94 and 93 respectively, 
were called by the Grand Master to the dais and presented 
to Grand Lodge. He attended the communication of 
Grand Lodge only a year ago. 

R.W. Bro. Clutton was born August 28, 1839, 
in the township of West Flamboro, Upper Canada. 
He was educated in the public school of the village of 
West Flamboro and in a private high school in Dundas. 
At the age of fifteen he moved with his parents to the 
township of Malahide, Elgin County. He operated 
successfully a woolen mill in Aylmer and later a mill 
in Vienna. He was appointed postmaster of Vienna 
and occupied that office for thirty years. 

He was for many years active in municipal affairs. 
He became, as reeve of Aylmer, a member of Elgin 
County Council in 1883 and was reeve of Aylmer until 



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1886. The following year he was elected first Mayor 
of the town of Aylmer. In 1885 he was elected 
Warden of Elgin County. After his removal to Vienna 
he served for several years as clerk of that village. 

R.W. Bro. Clutton was initiated in 1861 in Malahide 
Lodge No. 140 of which he became a life member. 
He was elected Worshipful Master of that Lodge in 
1866 and continued in that office until 1871. He was 
again Worshipful Master in the years 1874, 1875, 1877, 
1883-1885, and was secretary of the Lodge 1879-1882. 
He affiliated with Vienna Lodge No. 237, Vienna, in 1901 
and the following year he was elected secretary and 
filled that office continuously to 1915, when he again 
was elected Worshipful Master. After serving two years 
in that office he again assumed the secretaryship and re- 
tained the office until 1932 when his failing health com- 
pelled his resignation. He thus completed what is surely 
a unique tenure of Masonic office. Many years ago he 
was elected D.D.G.M. of Wilson District. 

R.W. Bro. Clutton was also an active Royal Arch 
Mason. He was prominent in the founding of Aylmer 
Chapter No. 81, R.A.M., and was a Past Grand Super- 
intendent of London District. He was a member of the 
Knights Templar, St. Thomas, and of Mocha Temple, 
London. 

His long life was marked throughout by an honesty 
and integrity of purpose. "He was greatly esteemed and 
respected by all who knew him for his sterling worth of 
character and his open and ardent championship of the 
right". 



Right Worshipful Brother John Crane 

It can possibly be said that no man in the city of 
Peterborough touched the lives of the citizens at more 
points of contact than did R.W. Bro. John Crane. In 
business he was a banker for more than thirty years; 
in municipal life of Peterborough he served as member of 
the Board of Education and later became its chairman, 
and was also a member of the Utilities Commission. 



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In community service he was one of the founders and 
later president of the Rotary Club; for forty years he 
was secretary of Nicholls Hospital and secretary of the 
Nicholls Park Trust. A keen sportsman, he was a mem- 
ber and Past President of the Peterborough Golf Club and 
was an enthusiastic curler. 

Bro. Crane became Worshipful Master of Peter- 
borough Lodge No. 155 and was a charter member of 
Royal Arthur Lodge No. 523. He was a D.D.G.M., 
of the former Otanabee District. He was also a member 
of Corinthian Chapter No. 36, R.A.M., a Knight Tem- 
plar; a member of Peterborough Lodge of Perfection and 
Sovereign Chapter of Rose Croix. 

R.W. Bro. Crane was a skilled musician and his ser- 
vices were in constant demand, being freely and gladly 
contributed at countless lodge functions. He was 
blessed with a ready wit and sparkling humour. One 
could not be long in his presence without absorbing some- 
thing of the spirit of good cheer which he radiated. 

R.W. Crane died in December, 1935. 



Right Worshipful Brother Thomas Dowell 

A tower of strength to St. Lawrence district was 
removed bv the death of R.W. Bro. Thomas Dowell 
of Sussex Lodge No. 5 on April 10th, 1937. 

R.W. Bro. Dowell, who was in his sixty-ninth 
year, was one of the senior D.D.G.M's of St. Lawrence 
district and for many years he had displayed a keen 
active interest in Freemasonry and had contributed 
much to the upbuilding of the Order in Brockville and 
the District. 

He was born in Burritt's Rapids and was educated 
in Maitland Public School and Brockville High School. 
He was engaged in the painting and decorating trade 
in Brockville for the greater part of his life. In Brock- 



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ville he took a deep interest in all pertaining to the best 
interests of the community. He was a member of Wall 
Street United Church. 

He was initiated into Freemasory in Sussex Lodge 
No. 5 in 1889 and from then on until his death he took 
a deep interest in the Craft. He was D.D.G.M. of 
St. Lawrence district in 1911-1912. For a quarter 
of a century he was Chairman of the Brockville Masonic 
Board of Trustees and much credit for the present 
beautiful home of Brockville Masons can be given to him. 

R.W. Bro. Dowell was active in Capitular Masonry 
and in the Knights Templar. He was a Past Pro- 
vincial Grand Prior of the Knights Templar. 

R.W. Bro. Dowell was buried with Masonic honours 
from the Brockville Masonic Temple with which he had 
so long been associated. Seventeen Past District Deputy 
Grand Masters acted as honorary pall bearers. 

R.W. Bro. Dowell was greatly loved by all who 
knew him. He gave freely of his best endeavours for 
the advancement of the Order. His memory will long 
be cherished in St. Lawrence district. 



Right Worshipful Brother E. T. Essery 

In the death on March 25, 1937, of R.W. Bro. 
E. T. Essery of King Solomon's Lodge No. 378, a dis- 
tinguished patriarchal figure in both the Freemasonry 
and the public life of London has gone from the earthly 
scene. 

Right Worshipful Brother Essery was born in 
London in the year 1843 and received his education 
in his native city. In the year 1876 he opened his law 
office and was eminently successful in the practice of 
his profession. The University of Toronto conferred 
on him the degree of LL.B. in the vear 1883 and he was 
made a K.C. in 1908. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO. 1937 285 

He was initiated in King Solomon's Lodge in 1889 
and subsequently became its Worshipful Master and 
still later D.D.G.M. of London district. He was for 
many years an active, outstanding Mason in London 
and did much to promote the interests and welfare of 
the Craft. He was also a Past First Principal of St. 
George's Chapter R.A.M. 

While very active in Fraternal Society affairs — he 
held the highest offices in the gift of another Fraternal 
Society — he was also very active in civic matters and 
in the years 1888 to 1890 when the present water- 
works system was installed he was Chairman of the 
Public Utilities Commission. He occupied the Mayor's 
Chair in the years 1893 and 1894 and in the latter 
year contested the riding, though unsuccessfully, as the 
Conservative candidate for the local legislature. He 
was a Past President of St. George's Society and the 
Middlesex Bar Association. In religion an Anglican, 
he was a member of St. Paul's Cathedral. Brother 
Essery has been referred to as the most colourful figure 
ever to occupy the post of London's chief magistrate. 
In a dispute between the Council and the London Street 
Railway he ordered the tracks torn up. He was wise 
in meeting difficult situations as was evidenced by his 
method in demanding cash payment instead of bonds 
for the lease of the L.S.R. to a Cleveland Syndicate. 

In his Masonic relationships he was a staunch 
brother — firm and true to what he conceived to be 
right, but ever willing to accept something different 
when shown the right way should it be in opposition 
to his own. He was an ardent patriot and in reply 
to a toast to his native Canada he was brilliant. In 
his death Masonry has lost one of its strong old patriarchs. 

Right Worshipful Brother David Forsyth 

R.W. Bro. David Forsyth — a veteran teacher, 
sportsman and Mason — died at his home in Beams- 
ville on September 13, 1936, in his eighty-fourth year. 

Born in Perthshire, Scotland, he came to Canada 
as a baby with his parents. He received his primary 



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education at Lynden and then attended Dundas High 
School and later Dr. Tassie's Grammar School. He 
graduated from the University of Toronto in 1875, 
gaining the silver medal in mathematics, and in the 
following year he became mathematics and science 
teacher in Berlin (now Kitchener) High School. Here 
he remained for forty-six years, holding the office of 
principal for twenty years. He was a pioneer in in- 
troducing practical work in the science laboratory 
of the High School for each student. In his long teaching 
career he taught many pupils who later became dis- 
tinguished in the business, professional and public 
life of Canada. He was a member of the Royal Com- 
mission on Industrial and Technical Education which 
toured Canada, the United States and Europe in search 
of useful information which could be applied to technical 
education in Canada. 



R.W. Bro. Forsyth was a notable athlete, particu- 
larly in association football. He fathered the well- 
known Western Ontario Football Association, serving 
too, in many capacities including that of President. 
He was captain of the old Berlin lacrosse team, a cricketer 
and a well-known bowler and curler. He served for 
thirty-four years as a member of the Kitchener Library 
Board. 



On his retirement from teaching, he moved to 
Beamsville and was at the time of his death chairman 
of the Public Library Board and a member of the Advis- 
ory-Vocational Committee of the Board of Education. 

Bro. Forsyth was initiated in 1884 into Free- 
masonry in Grand River Lodge No. 151, Kitchener, 
and was Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1886 and 
1887. He was elected in 1889 D.D.G.M. of Wellington 
District. Only a short time before his last illness, 
he was presented with the veteran's jewel. He was 
always active in promoting the interests of Freemasonry 
and to him is due a large measure of credit for the progress 
made by Grand River Lodge in its earlier years. He was 
buried with Masonic honours in Mt. Hope Cemetery, 
Kitchener. 



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Right Worshipful Brother W. A. Graham 

R.W. Bro W. A. Graham was initiated into Free- 
masonry in Forest Lodge Xo. 263, Forest, in April 
1886, and in 1891 affiliated with Alexandra Lodge, 
No. 151, Oil Springs. He was installed as Worshipful 
Master of Alexandra Lodge, December 27, 1893. In 
1921 he was elected D.D.G.M. of Sarnia district. He 
was also a member of Vimy Chapter No. 214, R.A.M. 
He served the Craft for many years with great devotion. 

He died February 5, 1937, and was buried with 
Masonic honours. 



Right Worshipful Brother Sydney G. Holley 

R.W. Bro S. G. Holley of New Dominion Lodge, 
No. 205, New Hamburg, died at New Hamburg on 
March 19, 1937, at the ripe old age of ninety years. 

He was born at or near Weston and after being 
educated in the Public School he entered the service 
of the Grand Trunk Railway, eventually becoming 
agent at New Hamburg. Some twenty years ago, he 
retired on pension from the service of the railway. 

Bro. Holly was initiated into Freemasonry in New 
Dominion Lodge in 1896. In 1898-99 he was Worshipful 
Master and was elected Secretary of the Lodge in 1902. 
In 1926 he was made an honorary member of New Domin- 
ion Lodge. Some years ago, when New Dominion 
Lodge was still in Huron District, he was elected D.D.G. 
M. of the district. He was also a member of the Royal 
Arch Masons. 

R.W. Bro. Holley was a most loyal and faithful Crafts- 
man. He attended all communications when at all 
physically able, and also at times when many a Mason 
would not consider venturing out-of-doors to brave 
the inclement weather. He read widely on Masonic 
subjects and was exceedingly conversant with all matters 
relating to Masonic ritual and jurisprudence. His 



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opinion on any debated point could be relied on as 
practically the last word on the subject. Masonry 
was his chief subject of study during his later years. 

In religion he was a member of St. George's Anglican 
Church, New Hamburg, and at one time was one of 
its wardens. 

In his younger days R.W. Bro. Holley was a keen 
marksman with a rifle and an ardent fisherman. Of 
late years he was partially disabled by a fracture of 
his thigh and a few years before his death his eyesight 
failed greatly. 

R.W. Bro. Holley was a man whose word was 
held as good as his bond. He was punctilious to a degree 
in all business matters. He was a warm friend and de- 
lightful conversationalist. His memory is warmly 
cherished bv those who knew him. 



Right Worshipful Brother Walter T. Kingston 

R.W. Bro. W. T. Kingston was stricken down in 
the prime of life and at the height of a splendid career 
of usefulness and service and died on March 12, 1937, 
after a few days of illness at his home in Cardinal. 

He was born in Prescott in 1886. Both his parents 
were pioneers of Greenville County. He was educated 
in the public and high schools of Prescott and then served 
an apprenticeship as druggist. Later be attended 
the College of Pharmacy in Toronto and graduated 
in 1909 as Phm.B. He then started in business in Card- 
inal. 

He was initiated in Cardinal Lodge No. 491, Card- 
inal, and was Worshipful Master in 1914. He served as 
Secretarv of the lodge from 1921 until his death. In 
1923 he was chosen as D.D.G.M. of Eastern District. 

R.W. Bro. Kingston was a member and Warden 
of St. Paul's Church as well as Superintendent of its 
Sundav School. He was an active member of the I.O. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 289 

O.F., and at the time of his death was Grand Master 
of that Order. He died greatly loved and regretted. 

In every walk of life, R.W. Bro. Kingston was 
held in high estimation. He made it a point never 
to be satisfied with anything but the best in the man- 
ifold tasks which he undertook, and gave of his time 
and energy most freely to every worthy cause to the 
very end. His life's work suggested the text of the 
funeral service — "Know ye not that there is a Prince 
and a great man fallen this day in Israel" and of him one 
can feel that it will be said, "Well done, good and faithful 
servant." 



Right Worshipful Brother Thomas McKnight 

R.W. Bro. Thomas McKnight, who died on March 
30, 1937, had for four decades played an important 
part as a public-spirited citizen of Cookstown and 
was widely mourned by a large circle of friends through- 
out Simcoe County to whom his genial and sociable 
disposition had endeared him. He was born in Kssa 
Township of pioneer parents and after completing his 
public school education he attended Collingwood High 
School and Bradford Model School qualifying as a teacher. 
He followed the teaching profession for a few years 
and then went into business in Cookstown. He entered 
fully into the life of the community, giving ungrudgingly 
of his time and energy in all matters that made for its 
advancement and betterment. He rendered valuable 
services in many public offices, serving for a number of 
years as school trustee, treasurer of the Cookstown 
Agricultural Society, and as a member of the Mothers' 
Allowance Board. 

He was an active member of St. John's Anglican 
Church and gave lengthy service as Warden. 

He was interested in Free Masonry in Manitoba 
Lodge No. 236 and became its Worshipful Master. He 
was known as an enthusiastic Mason and was elected 
later D.D.G.M. of Georgian District. He later served 



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the district as Treasurer for many years. He was also 
a member of the A. & A. Scottish Rite, Barrie. 

Right Worshipful Brother H. McQueen 

In October of last year King Hiram Lodge No. 
78, Tillsonburg and Wilson District suffered a severe 
loss in the sudden death of R.W. Bro. H. McQueen, 
who was fatally stricken only a few hours after he had 
attended a meeting of his lodge. 

He was born in 1872 in Middleton Township, and 
after matriculating he entered the Royal College of 
Dental Surgeons, and in due course graduated. He 
practiced his profession of dentistry in Tillsonburg 
where he became an active member of the community, 
enjoving the confidence and esteem of the citizens. 
He sat as a member of the Municipal Council and was 
elected Mayor. In all, he served three years as Mayor 
and was also a member of the Public Utilities Commission. 
At the time of his death he was Secretary Treasurer 
of the Hospital Trust and also of the Cemetery Com- 
mission, as well as a High School Trustee. He was a 
member of St. John's Anglican Church. 

R.W. Bro. McQueen was initiated into King Hiram 
Lodge in 1896. He became Worshipful Master in 1904 
and again filled that office in 1910. He was elected 
D.D.G.M., of Wilson District in 1913. He acted as 
D.D.G.M., also in the following year. He enjoyed the 
reputation of being one of the best versed Masons in 
Western Ontario. 

Right Worshipful Brother C. A. W. Murphy 

One of the best known residents of old North 
Toronto village, R.W\ Bro. C. A. W. Murphy died 
July 8, 1937, at his home in Newtonbrook where he had 
been living only a short time. 

R.W. Bro. Murphy was born in York township 
in 1856 and after being educated in the Public School 
he entered the building trade and for a number of years 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO. 1937 291 

he was a builder and contractor in York, Vaughan 
and Markham Townships. In 1892 he opened a general 
store in L'Amaroux and in 1900 moved to the village 
of North Toronto where he started a hardware business 
which is still carried on by his three sons. 

He became a member of York Lodge No. 156 in 
1903 and served as Worshipful Master in 1909. In 
1917 he was elected D.D.G.M. of the former Toronto 
Centre District No. 11 B. He was an active Mason 
and was chairman of the Sick and Benevolent Com- 
mittee of York Lodge for many years. He was a charter 
member of North Gate Lodge No. 521 and an honorary 
life member of Metropolitan Lodge No. 542. For 
eighteen consecutive years he acted as Installing Master 
of Robertson Lodge, King City. He was an active 
director on the board of York Masonic Temple Limited 
and was elected President of the company for 1929 and 
1930. R.W. Bro. Murphy was First Principal of York 
Chapter R.A.M. 1922. 

R.W. Bro. Murphy was a man who had the interests 
of Masonry always at heart and was held in high esteem 
bv all who knew him. 



Right Worshipful Brother Wm. Ostler 

Hamilton Masons, Hamilton Citizens and Grand 
Lodge suffered a great loss in the death of R.W. Bro. 
Wm. Ostler in Hamilton on March 27, 1937. 

R.W. Bro. Wm. Ostler's father came from England 
where he was engaged in manufacturing files, and es- 
tablished his business in Gananoque, Ont. where our 
R.W. Bro. was born in 1874. When Bro. Ostler was 
twelve years old his father moved his manufacturing 
business to Hamilton and it was still being carried on 
by R.W. Bro. Ostler at the time of his death. 

R.W. Bro. Ostler was educated in the Hamilton 
Public Schools, the Hamilton Commercial College and 
the Hamilton Collegiate Institute. In early life he 



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distinguished himself as a musician and was proficient 
on a number of instruments and was one of the most 
valued members of the band of the i.3th Regiment. 

He took a prominent position in the business and 
fraternal life of his city and was active in many charitable 
works. He was active in civic life and some years ago 
became a member of the Hamilton Cemetery Board, 
of which body he was chairman for the two years before 
his death. 

He joined Acacia Lodge A.F. & A.M. Xo. 61, G. R. 
C. in 1898 and was Worshipful Master of his Lodge in 
1911. He held Honorary Life Membership in a number 
of Masonic Lodges and was treasurer at the time of his 
death of "Lodge of the Ancient Landmarks." 

He was prominent and beloved in Scottish Rite 
Masonry and had advanced to the 32nd degree. He 
was a great help in the great dramas of Scottish Rite 
degree work. 

He was elected Grand Senior Warden when Grand 
Lodge met in the Memorial School, Hamilton, about 
twelve years ago and he filled that office with honour 
and became widely known and very popular throughout 
the Grand Jurisdiction. 

R.W. Bro. Ostler as a speaker was eloquent but 
he was distingusihed for his sparkling wit and his ready 
kindly humour, and many a Grand Lodge and Con- 
stituent Lodge gathering was made happier and more 
spirited by his flashing sallies of mirth and humour and 
his kindly personality. 

He was a member of McXab St. Presbyterian 
Church and a member of its Board of Management. 
As a man he was kindly, friendly and generous and he 
had a personality that made true friends who always 
remained loyal to him, for they recognized his unselfish in- 
terest in them and his loyalty to their welfare. He was 
the embodiment of honour and no one could suggest 
any meanness in his presence. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 293 

All Masons mourn his loss and extend to his wife, 
his son, his brother and his sisters sincere sympathy. 



Right Worshipful Brother Walter M. Ross 

In the death of R.W. Bro. W. M. Ross which oc- 
curred on Sept. 6, 1936, in Liverpool, where he was 
stricken with pneumonia just as he was completing a 
trip to Great Britain, Ottawa lost a distinguished citizen 
and Freemasonry in Ottawa an outstanding member. 

R.W. Bro. Ross was born in Ottawa in 1872 and 
was educated in the Public Schools and Collegiate 
Institute of that City. Entering into business he was 
connected throughout his life with the lumbering in- 
dustry being associated principally with the firm of 
J. R. Booth, Limited. He became Secretary of the 
Company in 1930. He mastered all the details of the 
lumbering industry and was particularly at home with 
the problems of the export lumber business. 

He was a man of manifold activities. A member 
of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church he served for 
many years on the Temporal Committee. He was an 
active supporter of the Ottawa Y.M.C.A., and had 
long been a director and for a period, president. He 
was a member of the Rotary Club and the president 
of the Home Building and Loan Association. 

Sport claimed his attention and he became a keen 
golfer and ardent curler. 

He was initiated into Freemasonry in 1894 in 
Chaudiere Lodge No. 264 and was installed as Worship- 
ful Master in 1901, serving two years in that capacity. 
Later in 1921 in the midst of his busy life he became 
Worshipful Master of the young Sidney Albert Luke 
Lodge No. 558 solely as a tribute of affection to his 
friend the late Grand Master Luke after whom the 
lodge was named. He was also an honorary member 
of Defenders' Lodge. In 1910 he was elected D.D.G.M. 
of Ottawa District. 



294 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

R.W. Bro. Ross was a prominent and active member 
of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in Ottawa 
and acted as Presiding Officer of both the Lodge of Per- 
fection and the Chapter of Rose Croix. He received 
the thirty-second degree in Hamilton Consistory and in 
1915 was made a member of Carleton Chapter R.A.M., 
and of the Royal Order of Scotland. He was also a 
director of the Ottawa Masonic Temple. 

He was buried in Ottawa on September 28th. 
His funeral was one of the largest ever held in Ottawa, 
thus testifying to the esteem in which R.W. Bro. Ross 
was held by all ranks and conditions of men and to the 
admiration felt for his upright, gentle character and all 
those qualities of heart, mind and soul which so endeared 
him to all fortunate enough to know him. 

Two flowing tributes of respect must be quoted. 
The Rev Dr. Robert Johnston, former Moderator of 
the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church 
conducted the funeral service and said of him : 

"He was loyal to his church just as he was loyal to everything 
with which he was connected. His body shall be lowered into the 
grave but his soul goes marching into a land where true hearts are 
received". 

An editorial in the "Ottawa Journal" thus spoke 
of him: 

"The citizens of Ottawa will be poorer by the death of Walter 
M. Ross. He sought no public office, nor craved fame yet he had 
an instinct for public service and for friendship which made him one 
apart. A business man compelled to conform to the cause of business, 
his horizon embraced the well-being of his community and there 
were few worth-while activities within Ottawa's boundaries which 
did not know his interest and his generosity. Jt is of such character 
that citizenship is made". 

"Personally Mr. Ross was genial, amiable, loyal and sincere. 
A sportsman loving sport for its own sake he was a devotee of golf 
and curling but for wholesome games he had a fine enthusiasm; they 
were as much a part of his zest for life as the support he gave to his 
church and to fraternal associations". "The passing of one of such 
qualities is a loss. The compensation or consolation is the memory 
of a life that was full and generous which made the world a little 
better because of his character". 

"Therefore to serve was high beatitude". 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 295 

Right Worshipful Brother Alexander Saunders 

R.W. Bro. Alex. Saunders was born in 1862 in the 
Township of Brooke, Lambton County, and there re- 
ceived his primary education. He then proceeded 
to Sarnia High School and later studied for the pro- 
fession of law. After being admitted to the Bar, he 
commenced practice at Watford where he remained until 
1903. 

During his residence at Watford he took a deep 
interest in everything pertaining to the welfare of the 
community and was prominent in municipal affairs, 
serving for a number of years as a member of the mun- 
icipal council. 

He received in 1903 the appointments of Local 
Registrar of the High Court, Registrar of the Surro- 
gate Court, and Clerk of Lambton County Court. 
The acceptance of these appointments necessitated 
his taking up residence in Sarnia where he resided until 
his death. 

He was initiated into Freemasonry in Havelock 
Lodge No. 238, Watford, in 1885. Bro. Saunders became 
Worshipful Master in 1895 and in 1901 was elected 
D.D.G.M., of St. Clair District No. 2 as it then was. 
He was active in Capitular Masonry serving as First 
Principal of Wawanosh Chapter No. 15, R.A.M., and 
later was elected Grand Registrar of the Grand Chapter. 
He represented the Grand Chapter of Arizona, near the 
Grand Chapter of Canada. He was a member of St. 
Simon of Cyrene Preceptory No. 37, Knights Templar, 
Sarnia, being installed as Eminent Preceptor in 1912 and 
was elected Provincial Grand Prior in the Knights 
Templar. He was a member of the bodies in London and 
received the Consistory degrees in Hamilton. He was 
was member of the Mystic Shrine, The Order of the Red 
Cross of Constantine, and also of the Cryptic Rite. He 
became Grand Master of the latter order in 1933. 

A long life of zeal and devotedness to Masonry 
and valuable service to the communities in which he 
lived came to a close February 27, 1937. R.W. Bro. 
Saunders was buried in Watford Cemetery with Masonic 
honours. 



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Right Worshipful Brother Aaron Sweet 

R.W. Bro. Aaron Sweet, a life member of Hender- 
son Lodge, No. 383, Winchester, died at his home in 
Winchester at the advanced age of 83 years. He was 
ill but a few days, succumbing to the effects of a severe 
heart attack followed by pneumonia. 

He was born at Hemmingford, Quebec, in 1854, 
and attended the elementary schools of that district. 
As a boy of fourteen, he came, in 1868, to attend Morris- 
burg Grammar School where he remained two years. 
After a brief business apprenticeship in Morrisburg, 
he entered the employment of his uncle, Andrew Broder, 
in his general store in Winchester. He displayed great 
business acumen, coupled with a courteous manner 
and pleasing personality. In his early twenties, he 
became a partner in the business which five years later, 
in 1881, became known as A. Sweet & Co. R.W. Bro. 
Sweet, throughout his life, had a high reputation for 
square dealing and business shrewdness. 

Shortly after attaining his majority, he was elected 
Deputy Reeve of Winchester and was instrumental in 
having the village incorporated. For many years he 
was President of Dundas Conservative Association 
and in 1923 contested successfully in the Provincial 
riding of Dundas which he represented faithfully until 
the Legislature was dissolved in 1927. He did not 
seek re-election but retired from public life. Every 
local organization that made for the welfare of the 
community received his active support, financially and 
personally. 

He was initiated in Henderson Lodge in 1894. 
Later he became Worshipful Master and in 1918 was 
elected D.D.G.M. of Eastern District. He was at all 
times an ardent Mason, striving ever for the advance- 
ment of the Order. He received the degrees of the Lodge 
of Perfection and Chapter of Rose Croix in Ottawa, the 
32nd Degree in Hamilton and in 1933 he was made an 
honorary member of the 33rd Degree. He was a member 
of Karnak Temple of the Mystic Shrine. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 297 

R.W. Bro. Sweet devoted himself to his church 
and it was as a devout active loyal churchman that 
he was best known. A constant attendant at divine 
service, he strove throughout his life to forward in 
every way the work of the church. He had been Re- 
cording Steward of Winchester Methodist (now United) 
Church for over fifty years. His home life left nothing 
to be desired and it was one of quiet beauty from which 
radiated influences that were felt throughout the com- 
munity. The many blessings he and his life-long com- 
panion received from On High were generously shared 
with all their numerous friends. He well deserves the 
tribute expressed in the lines. 

Life's race well run 
Life's work well done 
Life's victory won 
Now cometh rest. 

His funeral on January 10th, of this year was attend- 
ed by hundreds from far and near who desired to pay 
their last tribute of respect to an outstanding citizen 
and beloved friend. 



Right Worshipful Brother Harry E. Tomney 

R.W. Bro. Harry E. Tomney, one of the best known 
citizens of the Cobalt district, died at his home in Cobalt 
on June 2, 1937. He had been in failing health for some 
time and for the last three months of his life he had been 
confined to his home. The news of his death came, 
nevertheless, as a great shock to his large circle of friends. 

He was born in 1880 in Windsor, England, and 
came to Canada about thirty years ago. He went 
to the Cobalt mining camp in its infancy and became 
connected as Secretary and Accountant with several 
mining companies. For many years he was Accountant 
with the Mining Corporation of Canada. He was 
regarded as very efficient and held in high esteem by 
those associated with him in business. 

He was initiated in 1910 in Silver Lodge, No. 486, 
and served as Worshipful Master in 1921 in that lodge, 
and also a second term ten vears later. He was elected 
D.D.G.M. of Nipissing East District in 1933. 



298 GRAXD LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

R.W. Bro. Tomney was a member of the Anglican 
Church and was a Warden of St. James' Church. At 
the time of his death he was a member of the Cobalt 
School Board and President of the Y.M.C.A., in whose 
affairs he had been interested for many years. 

R.W. Bro. Tomney was a quiet, unassuming man 
of a most loveable disposition. His funeral testified 
to the worth and regard with which he was held. He 
was buried with Masonic honours, the Masonic Service 
being in charge of R.W. Bro. Dav, D.D.G.M. of Nipiss- 
ing East District. Six Past D. D.G.Ms, acted as Pall- 
bearers. 



Right Worshipful Brother James R. Waddle 

Erie Lodge No. 149 at Dover lost one of its oldest 
members who was regarded as a mainstay of the lodge 
when R.W. Bro. J. R. Waddle passed awav at his home 
on June 8, 1937. 

He was born seventy years ago in 1867 and came 
of an old pioneer family of Norfolk County. He was 
educated in the Schools of Port Dover and followed 
the occupation of a farmer, operating a large farm very 
successfully. He became Reeve of Woodhouse Township 
and was also interested in the Norfolk Plowmen's As- 
sociation of which he became President. His interests 
were wide and he was associated with almost every com- 
munity enterprise in the county. 

He was initiated in Erie Lodge and became Worship- 
ful Master in 1900. Four years later he was again 
Worshipful Master and the following year, 1904, he 
was elected D.D.G.M. of Wijson District. He was 
known throughout the district as a strict ritualist. 

He was a close friend and confidant of the late 
M.W. Bro. J. S. Martin and both were active together 
in securing the memorial stone for the grave of the 
late M.W. Bro. Wm. Mercer Wilson, first Grand Master, 
in old historic St. John's Cemetery. R.W. Bro. Waddle 
was buried in this cemetery almost next to the last rest- 
ing place of M.W. Bro. Wilson. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 299 

R.W. Bro. Waddle was known, respected and 
esteemed by all in the community in which he spent 
his life. He was a man who could justly be said to 
have stood four square to every wind that blew. He was 
a man of wise, prudent counsel which was often sought 
after He was besides always a kindly man, considerate 
of his fellows, and in his death Norfolk County lost one 
of its most outstanding citizens. 

Very Worshipful Brother David Barragar 

V.W. Bro. David Barragar, a former principal of 
Queen Mary School, Belleville, died at his home in 
Belleville on May 14, 1937, at the age of seventy seven years. 
He had been a resident of Belleville for forty-four years. 
During the war, he commanded with the rank of Lieut. - 
Colonel the Officers' Training School at Kingston. He 
was a Past Master of Franck Lodge No. 127, Frankford, 
and a member of Moira Chapter R.A.M., and a Past 
Grand Steward of Grand Lodge. He was an able ed- 
ucationist and highly respected citizen of Belleville. 

Very Worshipful Brother J. A. Burry 

V.W. Bro. James A. Burry who died on January 
4th, 1937, was initiated into the Craft in 1904, and in 
1914 was one of the founders of Coronati Lodge No. 
520. He was the first Junior Warden of this lodge and 
became Worshipful Master for the year 1916. Twenty- 
one years from the date of his own installation he was 
to have acted as installing Master for the installation 
of his son as W.M. of Coronati Lodge but fatal illness 
intervened all too suddenly. In 1923 he was appointed 
Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, an honour 
which he prized greatly. A Mason and a man of sterling 
worth, wise in counsel, V.W. Bro. Burry will be greatly 
missed in Coronati Lodge. 

Very Worshipful Brother John F. Gibson 

Henderson Lodge No. 383, Winchester, suffered a 
second loss this year in the sudden death of V.W. Bro. 
J. F. Gibson. The late Bro. Gibson was earlier con- 



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nected with the Bell Telephone Company, but since 1915 
he had been engaged in the monument business in Win- 
chester. He was widely known throughout the district 
and highly esteemed. He was elected Worshipful Master 
of Henderson Lodge in 1927 and a few years ago was ap- 
pointed Grand Steward. He was also a member of 
Russell Chapter, R.A.M., and Mocha Temple of the 
Mystic Shrine. 



Very Worshipful Brother Malcolm MacBeth 

Milverton lost one of its best known and most 
beloved citizens in the death of R.W. Bro. Malcolm 
MacBeth on August 3, 1936. He had for many years 
taken a very keen interest in community affairs and 
gave unstintingly of his time and talent to all worth- 
while enterprises in the community. His engaging 
personality endeared him to all with whom he came in 
contact. His death which came after a lengthy and painful 
illness which he bore with characteristic fortitude, cast 
a pall of sorrow over the entire district in which he lived. 

V.W. Bro. MacBeth was born in 1868 in Brant 
Township, Bruce County. His parents were among 
the early pioneer settlers. He attended Eden Grove 
Public School and later Walkerton High School. After 
graduating from High School he became a reporter on 
the staff of the Walkerton Telescope. In 1890-91 he 
was sessional writer at the Ontario Legislature. A 
little later he purchased the Milverton Sun. Under 
his able guidance it became an influential weekly en- 
joying a large circulation and was one of the most widely 
quoted weekly newspapers in Canada. In 1933 
he disposed of the Sun but continued to be a reuglar 
contributor to its columns. In 1905 he was appointed 
Postmaster of Milverton and continued in this office 
until his death. In 1935 he received the King's Jubilee 
medal in recognition of his services to the community. 

In his younger days, V.W. Bro. MacBeth was an 
outstanding athlete. He was a member of the de- 
bating society and an officer of the Mornington Ag- 
ricultural Society. He was for many years a member 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 301 

of the Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association and in 
1930 was elected President. The activity which brought 
him of late years most to the attention of the public 
was his interest in education. He was a member of 
Milverton Board of Education for thirty years and his 
interest in education led to his elevation in 1931 to the 
presidency of the Ontario School Trustees and Rate- 
payers' Association and in 1932 to the presidency of the 
Ontario Educational Association. In both offices he 
served with distinction. 

V.W. Bro. MacBeth was a member of St. Paul's 
United Church and a member of its Board of Stewards. 
He was one of the community's foremost church workers. 

He was initiated in 1906 in Milverton Lodge No. 
478, and became Worshipful Master in 1924. In 1931 
he was appointed a Grand Steward of Grand Lodge. 
He took a very active interest in his Lodge and in 
Masonrv. 



Very Worshipful Brother James Malcolm 

V.W. Bro. James Malcolm of Markham Union 
Lodge No. 87, died at his home in Markham, January 
21st, 1937, in his eighty-second year. 

He was born in Scarboro Township and was a 
grandson of Archibald Malcolm who in 1830 brought 
his family from Loch Lomond-side to settle in Scarboro. 
Bro. James Malcolm was the last survivor of a family 
of five brothers and two sisters. In early manhood 
he settled in Markham township but for the last twenty- 
seven years he resided in Markham village and was 
engaged in the real estate and insurance business. 

He was an ardent and skilful curler and lawn 
bowler. In 1935 he was honoured by the Ontario Curling 
Association by being made a life member. For fifty years 
he was an active member of East York Agricultural 
Society. 

He was initiated in Markham Union Lodge in 1888. 
Later he was elected Worshipful Master and in 1927 



302 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

he was appointed a Grand Steward of Grand Lodge. 
He has also attained the rank of Thirty second degree 
in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. 

It was the church, however, that received his best 
thought and effort. He was long an elder of St. Andrew's 
Presbvterian Church, Markham, and after church union 
he continued as an elder in New St. Andrew's Presbyter- 
ian Church. For many years he represented the con- 
gregation at Presbytery and was in 1933 a delegate to the 
General Assembly where he served on the committee on 
Foreign Missions. 

V.W. Bro. Malcolm was one of the oldest and 
most highly respected residents of the township and 
one of i,ts most public spirited citizens. He was buried 
with Masonic honours. 



Very Worshipful Brother M. A. Morrison 

V.W. Bro. Morrison, a member of Corinthian Lodge 
No.. 101, Peterborough, and a Past Assistant Grand 
Organist, died on March 10th, 1937. He was a prominent, 
citizen of Peterborough and a highly esteemed Mason. 
He was Worshipful Master of his lodge in 1901 and re- 
mained actively engaged in Masonic work until his death 
He took a deep interest in civic affairs, serving in many 
municipal offices. He was a devoted churchman and a 
trusted official in many capacities of Trinity United 
Church. 

Fraternally submitted, 

J. A.McRAE, 
Chairman of the Committee. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO. 1937 303 



Jtn Mtmarmm 



Right Worshipful Brother 

W. L Atkxn 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Springfield Lodge No. 259, Springfield 

DIED JANUARY 29th, 1937. 



Right Worshipful Brother 

IE* If* Sforrarlottglj 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Credit Lodge No. 219, Georgetown 

DIED SEPTEMBER 11th, 1936 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Prince Arthur Lodge No. 333, Flesherton 

DIED FEBRUARY 13th, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

2L Cairns 

Past Grand Registrar 

and a member of 

Orient Lodge No. 339, Toronto 

DIED AUGUST 28th, 1936 



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Jtt iWemoriam 



Right Worshipful Brother 

2Raiptj Clarke 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Faithful Brethren Lodge No. 77, Lindsay 

DIED NOVEMBER 29th, 1936 



Right Worshipful Brother 

S* £>+ CluttDtt 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Malahide Lodge No. 140, Aylmer 

DIED FEBRUARY 8th, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Unlyn (Evane 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Peterborough Lodge No. 155, Peterborough 

DIED DECEMBER, 1935 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Stomas Unwell 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Sussex Lodge No. 5, Brockville 

DIED APRIL 10th, 1937 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 305 



In iHtfttumam 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

King Solomon's Lodge No. 378, London 

DIED MARCH 25th, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

I 3L iffautt^tt 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Macnab Lodge No. 169, Port Colborne 

DIED JUNE 14th, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Batrid ifforsytty 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Grand River Lodge No. 151, Kitchener 

DIED SEPTEMBER 3rd, 1936 



Right Worshipful Brother 

. A. (Sraijam 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Alexandra Lodge No. 158, Oil Springs 

DIED FEBRUARY 5th, 1937 



306 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



In iHemortam 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

New Dominion Lodge No. 205, New Hamburg 

DIED MARCH 19th, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

. 3L Kingston 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Cardinal Lodge No. 491, Cardinal 

DIED MARCH 12th, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

W. M. Slogan 

Grand Secretary 

and a member of 

St. John's Lodge No. 40, Hamilton 

DIED APRIL 1st, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Slims. iHciKnttthi 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Manitoba Lodge No. 236, Cookstown 

DIED MARCH 30th, 1937 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 307 



In Mvmaviam 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

King Hiram Lodge No. 78, Tillsonburg 

DIED OCTOBER 29th, 1936 



Right Worshipful Brother 

<g. W. fflaahy 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Highgate Lodge No. 336, Highgate 

DIED MAY 14th, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Ctjas. iWurptjg 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

York Lodge No. 156, Toronto 

DIED JULY 8th, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Ira. ©atlur 

Past Grand Senior Warden 
and a member of 
Acacia Lodge No. 61, Hamilton 
DIED MARCH 28th, 1937 



308 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



In Mtmaviam 



Right Worshipful Brother 

A. M. Parka 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Alexandra Lodge No. 158, Oil Springs 

DIED MARCH 4th, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

B. A. Wiahtliff v 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Rising Sun Lodge No. 129, Aurora 

DIED JANUARY 31st, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Chaudiere Lodge No. 264, Ottawa 

DIED SEPTEMBER 6th, 1936 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Havelock Lodge No. 238, Watford 

DIED FEBRUARY 27th, 1937 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 309 



In iHtftttorfam 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Aarntt §§xtxzvi 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Henderson Lodge No. 383, Winchester 

DIED FEBRUARY 27th, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

IHarrtj Sfamneij 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Silver Lodge No. 486, Cobalt 

DIED JUNE 2nd, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Erie Lodge No. 149, Port Dover 

DIED JUNE 9th, 1937 



Right Worshipful Brother 

2L A. fen 

Past District Deputy Grand Master 

and a member of 

Palmer Lodge No. 372, Fort Erie North 

DIED JULY 5th,- 1937 



310 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



Jtt Memavmm 



Very Worshipful Brother 

1L Uarragar 

Past Grand Steward 

and a member of 

Franck Lodge No. 127, Frankford 

DIED MAY 14th, 1937 



Very Worshipful Brother 

Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies 

and a member of 

Coronati Lodge No. 520, Toronto 

DIED JANUARY 4th, 1937 



Very Worshipful Brother 

A. 3L Cooper 

Past Grand Steward (Grand Lodge of Quebec) 

and a member of 

Rideau Lodge No. 595, Ottawa 

DIED OCTOBER 24th, 1936 



Very Worshipful Brother 

H. 2L Crawford 

Past Grand Steward 

and a member of 

Georgina Lodge No. 343, Toronto 

DIED MARCH 4th, 1937 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 311 



In Mvmatiam 



Very Worshipful Brother 

w. #. Baibg 

Grand Steward 

and a member of 

York Lodge No. 156, Toronto 

DIED APRIL 11th, 1937 



Very Worshipful Brother 

B. 5R. (gibsmt 

Past Grand Superintendent of Works 
and a member of 
Electric Lodge No. 495, Hamilton 
DIED JANUARY 20th, 1937 



Very Worshipful Brother 

2L 3ff. (gtbann 

Past Grand Steward 

and a member of 

Henderson Lodge No. 383, Winchester 

DIED MARCH 15th, 1937 



Very Worshipful Brother 

p. IE. i&imt&bzti 

Past Grand Standard Bearer 

and a member of 

Ionic Lodge No. 549, Hamilton 

DIED NOVEMBER 14th, 1936 



312 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



Jtn Mvmavmm 



Very Worshipful Brother 

Malcolm iKacBetty 

Past Grand Steward 
and a member of 
Milverton Lodge No. 478, Milverton 
DIED AUGUST 3rd, 1936 



Very Worshipful Brother 

ifamtfs iHalrnlm 

Past Grand Steward 

and a member of 

Markham Union Lodge No. 87, Markham 

DIED JANUARY 21st, 1937 



Very Worshipful Brother 

. &« Marten 

Past Grand Steward 

and a member of 

Moira Lodge No. 11, Belleville 

DIED JANUARY 29th, 1937 



Very Worshipful Brother 

M. A. iJIorrtBOtt 

Past Assistant Grand Organist 
and a member of 
Corinthian Lodge No. 101, Peterborough 
DIED MARCH 10th, 1937 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 313 



In Memariam 



Very Worshipful Brother 

2L SL Wimft 

Past Grand Steward 
and a member of 
Doric Lodge No. 316, Toronto 
DIED APRIL 6th, 1937 



Very Worshipful Brother 

Past Grand Steward 

and a member of 

Twin City Lodge No. 509, Kitchener 

DIED MARCH 12th, 1937 



Very Worshipful Brother 

3f!ranklxn ^moke 

Past Grand Steward 
and a member of 
St. John's Lodge No. 82, Paris 
DIED FEBRUARY 27th, 1937 



314 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



In iHemorfam 



Very Worshipful Brother 

39. UL Stirling 

Past Grand Steward 
and a member of 
St. Thomas Lodge No. 44, St. Thomas 
DIED MAY 23rd, 1937 



Very Worshipful Brother 

€. A. Mhitutam 

Past Grand Steward 

and a member of 

Tuscan Lodge No. 195, London 

DIED MAY 28th, 1937 



Very Worshipful Brother 

Past Grand Steward 

and a member of 

Simcoe Lodge No. 79, Bradford 

DIED JULY 16th, 1937 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 315 

COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS 

This report was presented by R.W. Bro. J. B. Way, 
Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by R.W. Bro. J. B. Way, was received and 
adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren : 

Your Committee on Credentials, begs to report: 

There are on the Register of Grand Lodge 568 

Lodges represented at this Communication: 

By Regular Officers 347 

By Proxies Ill 

By Past Masters 23 

Total number represented 481 

Total number of Delegates registered 1602 

With a total vote of 2437 

Your Committee desires again to point out the 
increase in the number of omissions by Lodge Secretaries, 
from the returns sent to the Grand Secretary's Office, 
of Past Masters, and inaccuracies in the names of Officers 
and Offices of the Lodges, also the increasing disregard 
of the regulations pertaining to the proxies issued by some 
Lodges. 

While every effort has been made by your Committee 
to remedy such defects in the position of the many 
eligible delegates, we fear that there may have been 
much unnecessary hardship imposed upon many of the 
brethren. 

We would recommend that the Grand Secretary, 
in his first general letter to the Lodges, should include 
adequate reference to the requirements, in the above 
subjects. 

Fraternally submitted, 

J. B. Way, 

Chairman. 



316 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

OBLIGATION OF SCRUTINEERS 

The Scrutineers and their Chairman, V.W. Bro. 
J. W. Hamilton, were then admitted to Grand Lodge 
and attended at the Altar where they took an obligation 
to faithfully perform their duties as such. 

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR 

Another distinguished visitor, who had arrived late 
in Ottawa and who had been unable to attend our 
previous sessions, M.W. Bro. W. J. Ballou, Grand. 
Master of the Grand Lodge of Vermont, was then 
introduced to Grand Lodge by the Grand Master. 
He was received with enthusiastic applause and in reply 
conveyed to the assembly the greetings and felicitations 
of his own Grand Lodge. He also stated how impressed 
he was with the reception accorded him on his first visit 
to any of our Annual Communications. 

REPORT ON THE GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS 

The report on the Address of the Grand Master 
was presented by M.W. Bro. W. H. Wardrope, and was 
duly received and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers 
and Members of Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Can- 
ada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee appreciates the interesting com- 
ments of the Grand Master on the genesis and pre- 
sent position of the City of Ottawa and the happy cir- 
cumstance that finds Grand Lodge in session here in 
Coronation year. 

Your Committee is glad that our Grand Master is 
completing a most successful and onerous term of office 
in the Capital City of our Dominion where he is so much 
at home. His address, which is full of good meat, well 
done, deserves the sincere thanks of every member of 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 317 

Grand Lodge. Our Grand Master during his two years 
of office has kept his feet on the ground and his eyes open 
always to what he deems is for the best interests of Grand 
Lodge and in a wider sense for the benefit of the members 
of all the constituent lodges in our jurisdiction. 

The King 

Your Committee approves most heartily of the 
Grand Master's expression of allegiance, loyalty and 
devotion to His Most Gracious Majesty King George VI 
and Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth and 
would recommend that these sentiments be embodied 
in a resolution and sent at once to His Majesty. 

Grand Lodge of Scotland 

The Grand Master's excellent description of the 
ceremonies in connection with the celebration of the 
two hundredth anniversary of the institution of the 
Grand Lodge of Scotland, the installation of His Royal 
Highness the Duke of York (now King George VI) as its 
Grand Master Mason, the lavish hospitality of the Scot- 
tish brethren, the many other social functions that were 
held was just tantalizing enough to make us wish that 
he had gone into greater detail. However, those of us 
who possess imagination can fill many blank spaces with 
great delight. The opportunity our Grand Master had 
of meeting distinguished brethren from every part of 
the world was doubtless one of the great pleasures of 
that eventful week. How fortunate the Grand Lodge of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario was in having so 
acceptable a representative for such an outstanding 
festival. 

Grand Secretary 

Your Committee fully concurs in the thoughtful 
and brotherly course pursued by our Grand Master with 
reference to our late dearly beloved Grand Secretary 
R.W. Bro. William McGregor Logan and in the eulogy 
which he so feelingly and touchingly pays to him and to 
his memory. R.W. Bro. Logan's merits, kindnesses, 
and real affection for his Brethren, indeed for all men, 
will be fresh in the memory of many of us as long as 
we live. 



318 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Your Committee also fully concurs with the Grand 
Master in his expression of deep sympathy for his widow, 
his daughter and his sons. 

Flood Sufferers 

Your Committee approves of the grant of $1000.00 
made by the Grand Master on behalf of our Grand Lodge 
to the American Red Cross for the relief of those who 
have suffered such severe losses through the floods in the 
Ohio and Mississippi Valleys. 

Your Committee also approves of the grant of 
$1000.00 made by the Grand Master on behalf of 
our Grand Lodge to the sufferers from floods in the south 
western counties of our own Province. 

In each of the above cases the grant was made 
to the Canadian Red Cross Society with directions to the 
Society for what purposes the grants were made. 

Lotteries 

.Your Committee concurs fully with the Grand 
Master in his opposition to lotteries and gambling 
schemes of chance for Masonic purposes. 

Constituent Lodges Building Obligations 

Your Committee is in accord with the Grand Master 
in his anxiety about Constituent Lodges entering into 
building operations for lodge rooms and lodge buildings. 
Your Committee consider, however, that at present it 
might be sufficient to inform all officers and members of 
constituent lodges that the constituent lodges can not 
look to or receive from Grand Lodge any financial as- 
sistance. 

Masonic Board of Relief 

Your Committee has read with great interest the 
earnest thought that our Grand Master has given to the 
subject of Masonic Relief. The very great efforts that 
have been made with a large measure of success by the 
Toronto Masonic Board of Relief, which supervises 
relief in the 78 lodges in the City of Toronto, has moved 
our Grand Master to recommend that a grant of $500.00 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 319 

be given to the Toronto Masonic Board of Relief to aid 
it in organizing its proposed employment service. 

Your Committee recommend that $500.00 be grant- 
ed to the Toronto Masonic Board of Relief to assist in 
inaugurating this service to our unemployed brethren 
but respectfully suggest that this should not be considered 
a precedent for further grants to the Toronto or other 
Masonic Boards of Relief in the Province. 

Motions 

Your Committee trust that the members of Grand 
Lodge will give very careful consideration to the Motions 
that will, at the instance of our Grand Master, be placed 
before our body. 

Grand Registrar 

In England the Grand Registrar is a solicitor who 
revises by-laws, draws documents, prepares motions and 
gives opinions on the regularity of proceedings when 
called upon. He is only an appointed officer. 

In our Grand Lodge the Grand Registrar has no 
duties to perform and yet is elected and is entitled to 
the rank of Right Worshipful. 

Your Committee suggests that more important 
duties be assigned to the office of Grand Registrar or 
that the office be abolished. 

Your Committee recommend that, in compliance 
with the wish of our Grand Master, W. Bro. H. H. Ball, 
who was appointed by our Grand Master to fill the van- 
ancy of a Grand Steward caused bv the death in Julv, 
1936, of Very Worshipful Bro. W. S. Dalby, be entitled 
to the past rank of Grand Steward notwithstanding that 
he shall not at this date have served a full year as Grand 
Steward. 

Your Committee recommend for the reasons set out 
in the Grand Master's address that Bro. William Alex- 
ander Clark of Saugeen Lodge No. 197 Walkerton be 
granted the rank of Past Master on his completing the 
year 1937 as Worshipful Master of Saugeen Lodge not- 



320 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

withstanding that the provisions of the Constitution 
require a full years service in the office of Master of the 
lodge to entitle him to past rank of that office. 

Visitations 

We congratulate our Grand Master on standing up 
so successfully under the strain of so much hospitality 
from the brethren. It is a pleasant but hard road. It 
requires a strong constitution to bear up under it. The 
older members of your Committee rejoice with the 
brother who has completed his term of office with- 
out impairment of health. 

Subversive Activities 

This part of our Grand Master's address should be 
read aloud in every lodge room that our members may 
know under what happy conditions we, in Canada, live. 

Your Committee can not close this report without 
saying that the devotion of our Grand Master to the 
duties of his office, notwithstanding his heavy public 
and private activities, fills us with admiration. His 
earnest and continuous efforts to place Masonry on a 
high plane deserve the sincere thanks of Grand Lodge. 
His name will go down in our annals as a Grand Master 
who has in every way won the respect and love of his 
brethren. 

W. H. Wardrope. 

Chairman. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 321 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON AUDIT AND 
FINANCE 

The report of the Committee on Audit and Finance 
was presented by Rt. W. Bro. M. E. MacKenzie, Chair- 
man, and on motion of the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by R.W. Bro. M. E. MacKenzie, the same was 
received and adopted. 

To the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, Officers and 
Members of Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

Your Committee on Audit and Finance begs leave 
to report that the books of the Grand Treasurer and the 
Grand Secretary have been examined and the Annual 
Statement ending May 31, 1937 (which has been certified 
by the Auditor of Grand Lodge) verified. 

You will find in the Proceedings a complete state- 
ment of Receipts, Disbursements and Investments, 
clearly set out in the reports furnished and submitted 
by the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer. 

Comparative figures for the present and preceding 
years giving you the exact financial position of your 
Grand Lodge appear below together with a condensed 
statement of combined assets as at May 31, 1937. 

CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNT 

General Account 

Balance in Bank, May 31, 1937 $10,254.28 

Investments (face value) 377,194.13 



Semi-Centennial Fund 

Balance in Bank, May 31, 1937 $ 100.00 

Combined Semi-Centennial & Memorial 
Funds 

Balance in Bank, May 31, 1937 S 3.686.87 

Investments (face value) 457,654.48 



$387,448.41 
100.00 

$461,341.35 



TOTAL ASSETS GRAND LODGE $848,889.76 



322 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT 

1936 1937 

S393.212.21 General Account S387.448.41 

460,912.83 Combined Memorial & Semi- Centennial 

Funds S461.441.35 



8854, 125.04 S848.889.76 

From the above comparision you will note a shrink- 
age in the General Account of 85,763.80 and an increase 
of 8528.52 in the capital of the Memorial and Semi- 
centennial Funds. 

With a continued trend toward lower interest rates 
the revenue from investments will continue to be affected. 
This may, of course, be offset through increased member- 
ship and continued economy. 

Your Committee recommends to the Most Worship- 
ful, the Grand Master the advisability of seriously con- 
sidering a reduction in page space in the annual pro- 
ceedings of Grand Lodge. It is felt that approximately 
83,000.00 or at the rate of 84.00 per page, could be reduced 
by at least 50% and still continue to serve the same use- 
ful .purpose. 

All investments are of Trustee type and the se- 
curities are deposited under a very satisfactory agree- 
ment with the Canada Permanent Trust Company. 

The bonds of the Grand Treasurer, Grand Secretary, 
and the Assistant to the Grand Secretary, are in the hands 
of the Grand Treasurer and will be renewed on date of 
expiry. 

ESTIMATES FOR 1937 
RECEIPTS 

Initiations 6,000.00 

Affiliations 250.00 

Dues 94,000.00 

Certificates 100.00 

Constitutions 900.00 

Dispensations 400.00 

Commutations 6,000.00 

Musical Rituals 40.00 

Miscellaneous 1,000.00 

Interest, etc 18,000.00 

S126.690.00 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 



EXPENDITURES 

Grand Treasurer's Clerk $ 

Salary — Grand Secretary 

Salary — Assistant Grand Secretary 

Salary — Clerk 

Salary — Stenographer 

Auditor 

Incidentals 

Proceedings — 1937 

Mailing Proceedings 

Printing & Stationery 

Constitutions 

Telephones 

Insurance 

Office Rent 

Canada Permanent Trust (Fees) 

Postage — Chairmen Committees 

Fraternal Correspondence 

Masonic Education 

Library 

Grand Master's Allowance 

Grand Master's Stenographer 

Deputy Grand Master's Allowance 

Grant Mrs. L 

Commissions on Trials 

U.S. and Canada Relief Association 

Grand Lodge Expenses (Ottawa) 1937.... 

Miscellaneous 

Salary — Supervisor Benevolence 

Stenographer for Supervisor 

Travelling Expenses — Supervisor 

Grand Master's Testimonial 

Grand Master's Regalia 

Masonic Announcements 

Benevolent Grants 



400.00 

5,000.00 

3,600.00 

1,800.00 

1,200.00 

600.00 

1,200.00 

3,000.00 

200.00 

600.00 

750.00 

100.00 

225.00 

1,000.00 

350.00 

75.00 

400.00 

200.00 

375.00 

1,500.00 

300.00 

500.00 

500.00 

100.00 

270.00 

5,000.00 

500.00 

4,000.00 

300.00 

1,000.00 

500.00 

450.00 

250.00 



$36,245.00 
90,000.00 

$126,245.00 



Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 



Morley E. MacKenzie, 

Chairman. 



324 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

BALLOTING 

The Grand Master declared the next order of 
business to be the balloting for the election of Grand 
Lodge Officers. 



BALLOTING CLOSED 

At 11.40 a.m. the Grand Master declared the 
balloting closed. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

This report was presented by R.W. Bro. E.G. Dixon, 
Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by R.W. Bro. E. G. Dixon, the same was 
received and adopted. 

It was further moved by R.W. Bro. E. G. Dixon, 
seconded by the Deputy Grand Master, that Clauses 
13 and 14 only of this report be printed in the Annual 
Proceedings. 

Clause 13. McNab Lodge No. 169, G.R.C., Port Colborne. 

This Lodge makes application to be relieved from payment of 
the usual twenty dollars to legalize the advancement of a candidate 
within the prescribed time. 

The candidate was initiated on April 23rd, 1935, passed on May 
28th, 1935, and raised on June 24th, 1935, the raising being within 
four weeks of the date the candidate was passed to the second degree. 

The Committee are of the opinion that it is a serious and un- 
constitutional matter and the Grand Secretary has no alternative 
but to enforce the provisions of the Constitution. The Committee 
therefore, recommends that the decision of the Grand Secretary be 
confirmed. 

Clause 14. Adanac Lodge No. 614, G.R.C., Merritton. 

This Lodge makes application to be relieved from payment of 
the usual twenty dollars each to legalize the advancement of two 
candidates within the prescribed time. 

The two brethren were initiated on the 28th day of May, 1936 and 
passed to the second degree on the 24th day of June, 1936, being 
within four weeks of the date the brethren were initiated, and con- 
trary to Section 204 of the Constitution. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 325 

r rom the correspondence, it appears that this was an oversight 
and not a wilful violation of the Constitution. The Grand Secretary- 
has no alternative, however, but to enforce the provisions of the 
Constitution. 

In view of the circumstances, the Committee recommends 
that the violations in both cases be treated together as one offence, 
and that twenty dollars be accepted in full. 



CALLED OFF 

The labors of Grand Lodge were suspended at 12.30 
noon, and again resumed at 2.30 p.m. the Grand Master 
the Throne. 



REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF SCRUTINEERS 

V.W. Bro. J. W. Hamilton presented the report of the 
Committee of Scrutineers and the following were de- 
clared by the Grand Master to be duly elected. 

Grand Master M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop 

Deputy Grand Master R.W. Bro. J. A. Dobbie 

Grand Senior Warden R.W. Bro. W. E. Gowling 

Grand Junior Warden R.W. Bro. J. A. Hearn 

Grand Chaplain R.W. Bro. W. C. White 

Grand Treasurer M.W. Bro. J. A. Rowland 

Grand Secretary R.W. Bro. E. G. Dixon 

Grand Registrar R.W. Bro. F E Sillifant 

BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES 

R.W. Bro. Smith Shaw Toronto 

R.W. Bro. T. C. Wardley Elora 

R.W. Bro. J. Birnie Smith London 

R.W. Bro. E. T. Howe Windsor 

R.W. Bro. O. J. Newell Hamilton 



INSTALLATION OF GRAND MASTER 

The newly elected Grand Master, M.W. Bro. W. J. 
Dunlop, was then installed Grand Master, by M.W. Bro. 
R. B. Dar gavel. 



326 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 

The Acting Grand Secretary read the names of 
the brethren selected in the various districts to serve 
as District Deputy Grand Masters. 

The Grand Master confirmed the selections made 
and directed that the brethren be installed and invested. 

District , D.D.G.M. P.O. Address 

Algoma Cecil M. Mclntyre Hornepayne 

Brant Geo. T. Knox Oakland 

Bruce W. Harold Work Wiarton 

Chatham Wm. J. McCall Chatham 

Eastern Arthur MacMillan Finch 

Frontenac Robt. J. Webster Gananoque 

Georgian Raymond E. Ives Stayner 

Grey James H. Brownlee Owen Sound 

Hamilton "A" Chas. F. Marshall Hamilton 

Hamilton "B" William A. Laidlaw Hamilton 

London Colin McKinlay London 

Muskoka Jos. B. Lake Powassan 

Niagara "A" John H. Patterson Smithville 

Niagara "B" Milton C. Bacon Chippawa 

Nipissing East Digory G. Stevens North Bay 

Nipissing West George A. Shier Sault Ste. Marie 

North Huron John H. Wylie Wroxeter 

Ontario Cecil F. Cannon Oshawa 

Ottawa Alonzo B. Hyndman Carp 

Peterborough Herrick W. Roche Havelock 

Prince Edward Robt. D. Adams Belleville 

Sarnia Ewald G. Kremer Courtright 

South Huron Harold M. Corbett Lucan 

St. Lawrence Hubert L. Scott Mallorytown 

St. Thomas Omar J. Davies Rodney 

Temiskaming Roscoe C. Mortson Timmins 

Toronto "A" Nathan Phillips Toronto 

Toronto "B" Birger E. Ekblad Toronto 

Toronto "C" Joseph A. Troyer Toronto 

Toronto "D" Ivan B. Musselman Maple 

Victoria Walter W. Finney Kirkfield 

Wellington John F. Carmichael Kitchener 

Western Jas. W. Douglas Kenora 

Wilson Gordon A. Smith Innerkip 

Windsor Archie H. MacQuarrie Windsor 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 327 

INSTALLATION 

The other officers-elect, together with the newly 
elected District Deputy Grand Masters, were then in- 
stalled and invested in due and ancient form by M.W. 
Bro. R. B. Dargavel. 



APPOINTED MEMBERS OF THE BOARD 

The Grand Master appointed the following brethren 
members of the Board of General Purposes. 

For two years: 

R.W. Bro. W. C. N. Marriott Ottawa 

R.W. Bro. H. S. Tapscott Brantford 

V.W. Bro. A. P. Freed Port Arthur 

R.W. Bro. H. J. Alexander Weston 

R.W. Bro. C. S. Hamilton Toronto 

For one year : 
R.W. Bro. Joseph Fowler Sudbury. 



APPOINTMENTS TO OFFICE 

The Grand Master announced the following ap- 
pointments to office: 

Grand Senior Deacon, V.W. Bro. G. A. Wheable, London 
Grand Junior Deacon, V.W. Bro. Sage Snider, Toronto 
Grand Superintendent of Works, V.W. Bro. E. R. Musselman, 
Windsor 

Grand Director of Ceremonies, V.W. Bro. W. H. Herrington, 

Kingston 
Assistant Grand Chaplain, V.W. Bro. Lome Pierce, Delta 
Assistant Grand Chaplain, V.W. Bro. W. H. Cramm, Westboro 
Assistant Grand Secretary, V.W. Bro. A. E. Bryson, Toronto 
Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, V.W. Bro. A.A. Kinghorn, 

Toronto 
Grand Sword Bearer, V.W. Bro. E. E. Lord, Peterborough 
Grand Organist, V.W. Bro. Alex. McNaughton, Fort William 
Assistant Grand Organist, V.W. Bro. C. H. Speer, Hilton Beach 
Grand Pursuivant, V.W. Bro. John Curtis, Toronto 



328 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

GRAND STEWARDS 

V.W. Bro. Jas. W. Atchison Hepworth 

" Jas. S. Barber Belleville 

John Black Toronto 

G. R. Booth Huntsville 

" M: T. Breckenridge Peterborough 

" Robt. Buchanan Hamilton 

" John J. Campbell Aylmer 

" Wm. D. Connor Hamilton 

" Jas. E- Coombs Bradford 

" R. J. Cranston Caledonia 

" G. H. Davidson Sudbury 

" Jas. E. Dales Wheatley 

" O. H. Downey Myrtle 

" R. T. Dunlop Chatsworth 

" John W. Durr St. Marys 

" Hamilton Edgar Kingston 

" D. R. Ekins Hamilton 

" John L. Gosnell Blenheim 

Gordon Giffin Mt. Forest 

" Henry B. Hardy Port Arthur 

" Chas. Hesburn St. Catharines 

" F. H. W. Hickling Flesherton 

" R. W. Hind Toronto 

" Clarence R. Kaiting Gait 

" A. J. Lindley Burlington 

" W. H. Lyon Toronto 

" F. A. Maas Streetsville 

John P. Mills Hamilton 

" S. H. Morris Port Dover 

Chas. G. Mickel Toronto 

Geo. W. Miller Woodstock 

" John D. McKay Kincardine 

" W. J. McCoy Ottawa 

" D. L. McPherson Toronto 

" Chas. Xeal Englehart 

" A. D. Morris Mimico 

" Alfred C. Nugent Lindsay 

" Harry Owen London 

" Jas. R. Roaf Toronto 

" H. G. Robertson Barrie 

" Chas. W. Scace Brockville 

" Jas. A. Scace Brantford 

" Alex. Seay Hawkesbury 






OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 329 

Hany Stevenson Chatham 

W. R. Somerville Haileybury 

A. W. Waters Sarnia 

W. H. Whitchurch Stratford 

Harold A. Yeo Fort Erie 

D. R. Young Emo 

GRAND STANDARD BEARERS 

V. W. Bro. Chas. F. Brookes Toronto 

V.W. Bro. Jos. C. West '. Toronto 

GRAND TYLER 

V.W. Bro. Malcolm Sinclair Toronto 



NEXT PLACE OF MEETING 

The City of Toronto. 

TESTIMONIAL TO GRAND MASTER 

It was moved by M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus, seconded 
by M.W.Bro.R.B.Dargavel and carried: That the Grand 
Master appoint a Committee to purchase a suitable 
testimonial for the retiring Grand Master, M. W. Bro. 
A. J. Anderson. Accordingly the Grand Master ap- 
pointed M.W. Bros. John A. Rowland, R. B. Dargavel 
and himself. 

VOTE OF THANKS 

On motion of M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington, seconded 
by M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus, it was unanimously resolved; 
That this Grand Lodge extend its thanks to the Mayor 
and citizens of Ottawa, to the lodges in the Ottawa 
District, to the Local Committee on Arrangements, 
to the Board of Education, to the Police Department and 
to the other officials who by their efforts and kindness 
towards the delegates, have assisted so greatly in enabling 
Grand Lodge to conduct such an enjoyable and successful 
Communication. 



330 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

GRAND LODGE CLOSED 

The Grand Master having announced the labors 
of Grand Lodge concluded, the Grand Chaplain then 
invoked the blessing of the Most High upon the 
Craft. 

Grand Lodge was thereupon declared closed in Ample 
Form at 3.30 o'clock, in the afternoon of Thursday, 
July 22nd, 1937, to meet again in the City of Toronto 
on Wednesday, July 20th, 1938. 





Grand Secretary. 



332 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address, look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 352, 353, 354, 355. 

Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



Z2 



Lodge 



aNiagara 

aAnc. St. John's .... 

aSussex 

aBarton 

Union 

aUnion 

aNorfolk 

aMoira 

aTrue Britons 

St. George's 

aSt. Andrew's 

St. John's 

aPrince Edward 

aSt. John's 

aSt. John's 

aKing Solomon's 

Richmond 

aSt. Francis 

alonic 

aOntario 

aStrict Observance.. 

aMount Zion 

aUnited 

aComposite 

a Jerusalem 

aAmity 

aMaitland 

aThistle 

aSt. John's 

aKing Hiram 

aTrent 

aMount Zion 

aSt. John's 

aSt. George's 

aSt. George's 

King Solomon's 

aSt. Thomas 

aBrant 

a Wellington 

aGreat Western 

aMadoc 

aConsecon 

Dalhousie 

aVaughan 

aMerrickville 

a Victoria 

aHarmony 

aDoric 

aAcacia 

aSt. Andrew's 

aSt. John's 

aKilwinning , 

aRehoboam 

aDurham 

aSt. John's 

Stirling 

aAlma 

aSt. James 

aSt. James.. .„. 



Where held 



Niagara 

Kingston 

Brockville 

Hamilton 

Grimsby 

Napanee 

Simcoe 

Belleville 

Perth 

St. Catharines. 

Toronto 

Cobourg 

Picton 

London 

Vankleek HilL 

Toronto 

Richmond Hill. 
Smith's Falls.... 

Toronto 

Port Hope 

Hamilton 

Kemptville 

Brighton 

Whitby 

Bowmanville 

Dunnville 

Goderich 

Amherstburg 

Cayuga 

Ingersoll 

Trenton 

Brooklin 

Hamilton 

Kingsville 

London 

Woodstock 

St. Thomas 

Brantford 

Chatham 

Windsor 

Madoc 

Consecon 

Ottawa 

Maple 

Merrickville 

Sarnia 

Binbrook 

Ottawa 

Hamilton 

Caledonia 

Carleton Place. 

London 

Toronto 

Newcastle 

Ingersoll 

Stirling 

Gait 

St. Mary's 

3 Augusta „ 



W. Master 



G. D. Wilson 

W. O. Vrooman 

C. W. Fvaston 

T H. Riches 

H. G. Brown lee 

E. C. Hogarth 

W. G. Smiih 

L. F. Walker 

W. A. Davidson 
Robt. Thompson 

G. S. Mallett 

W. R. Niks 

D. W. Gullett 
Alfred Bilbrough 

M. J. McRae 

Reg. Ware 

Robt. Endean 

J. W. Slack 

G. F. Kingston ... 
L. M. Plummer 

A. S. Coombs 

H. D. Hyndman 

O. A. Sharpe 

W. G. Augustus.. 

E- S. Ferguson 

Robt. Wright 

Robt. Johnston .. 
W. H. Timmis 
T. E. Cambden 
A. R. MeCombs 
J. E. McKibbon . 
C. S. Thompson 

A. S. Sprules 

C. T. Queen 

B. A Mowles 

Frank Brabyn 

L. T. Holmes 

A. L- Gilmour 

J. L- Wilson 

D. A. Mclnnes . 

Percy Gunn 

T. A. Alexander 

T. S. Kershaw 

M. J. Kinnee 

W. H. Wilson 

T- W. Chri>ton 
G. A. McKinnell 
O. G. Armstrong 
R W. Treleaven 

John Smuck 

W. F. Baird 

E. C. Smith 

H. D. Bradley 

Geo. Gaines 

E. J. Chisholm 
E. W. Ormiston 
H. R. Baer 

C. C. Strachm 
H. W. Kyle 



Secretary 



T. W. Bishop 

A. W. Cathcart 

T. H. Guest 

B. E. James 

C. W. Lewis 

G. T. Walters 

J. H. Shaw 

Geo. Dulmage 

P. O. McLaren 

C. H. Hesburn 

Wm. Lawrence ... 

G. W. Rothwell 

W. E. Scott 

Richard Booth 

W. R. Hall 

R. A. Woodley 

J. E. Smith 

C. G. Jones 

G. N. Hargraft 

F. H. Batty 

R. M. Allworth 

R. J. Patterson 

I. B. Solomon 

J. W. Bateman 

E. H. Brown 

S. W. Lymburner 

Geo. Mac Vicar 

L. J. Pettypiece 

R. H. Davey 

H. T. Bowef 

W. J. Potts 

A. J. Cook 

C. F. Marshall 

E. L. Frost 

C. M. Linnell 

A. W. Massie 

F. R. Palmer 

Geo. Whitwill 

W. J. McCall 

J. N. Nickell 

A. S. Cochran 

W. W. Locie 

H. W. Jackson 

I. B. Musselman. 

M. G. Corbett 

H. W. Unsworth. . 

J. D. Rose 

J. A. Ross 

C. E. Kelly 

T. J. Hicks 

H. E. Menzies 

W. Lancaster 

G. H. Mitchell 

J. W. Bradley 

F. M. Smith 

V. Richardson 

A. J. Oliver 

J. W. Durr 

H. H. Throop 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 



333 



AT DECEMBER 31, 1936. 

If not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held 

of St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St John the Baptist. 

are corrected up to July 31, 1937. 



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334 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address, look first att ist of Special Addresses, pages 352, 353, 354 355 

Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M and Secretary 



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Lodge 



St. John's 

aOxford 

aFaithful Brethren 

aKing Hiram 

aSimcoe 

aSt. John's 

aSt. John's 

aBeaver 

Clinton 

aRising Sun 

a Wilson 

Markham Union 

St. George's 

aManito 

Colborne 

aCataraqui 

aNorthern Light. 

aSt. Mark's 

aCorinthian 

aSharon 

True Blue 

Tuscan 

Valley 

aCorinthian 

aMaple Leaf 

St. John's 

aSt. Mark's „ 

aBurford 

St. Paul's 

Blenheim 

a Albion 

aCentral 

a Wilson 

aHope 

alvy 

aCassia 

Union 

aMaple Leaf 

Warren 

a Doric. 

aRenfrew 

aBelleville 

aComwall 

aGolden Rule 

aFranck 

aPembroke 

Rising Sun 

aSt. Lawrence 

aLebanon Forest 

aSt. Clair 

Richardson 

aPythagoras 

Lebanon 

aMalahide 

aTudor 

aExcelsior 

aFriendly Brothers 

aTecumseh 

aj. B HalL 



Where held 



Toronto 

Woodstock.- _. 

Lindsay 

Tillsonburg 

Bradford 

Mount Brydges.. 

Paris 

Strathroy 

Clinton 

Athens 

Toronto 

Markham 

Owen Sound 

Collingwood 

Colborne 

Kingston 

Kincardine 

Port Stanley 

Barrie 

Queensville 

Bolton _ , 

Newmarket 

Dundas 

Petei borough. 

St. Catharines.... 

Norwich , 

Niagara Falls 

Burford 

Lambeth 

Princeton 

Harrowsmith 

Prescott 

Waterford 

Port Hope 

Beamsville 

Thedford 

Schomberg 

Bath 

Fingal 

Brantford „ 

Renfrew 

Belleville 

Cornwall 

Campbellford 

Frankford 

Pembroke 

Aurora 

Southampton 

Exeter 

Milton 

Stouffville 

Meaford...„ 

Oshawa 

Aylmer 

Mitchell 

Morrisburg 

Iroquois 

Stratford 

Millhroot 



W. Master 



P. H. Burt 

C. E. Knechtel 

J. E. Blewett 

R. C. Crandall 

C. T. S. Evans 

R. H. McCracken.. 

J. W- Laine 

O. G. Tremner 

F. B. Pennebaker.. 

J. B. Kelly 

Fraser Raney 

Geo. R. Cowie 

O. E. Carr 

Hugh Stalker 

Jas. McGregor 

S. A. VanAlstyne... 

R. H. Martyn 

J. A. Monteith 

J. R. Hodges 

W. S. Wright 

Wm. E. Egan 

T. B. Scott 

O. L. Ofield 

C. A. Sollitt 

W. J. Heisey 

W. F. McKie 

C. B. Ferris 

J. P. Schofield 

Gordon Howell 

Henry Banbury 

J. M. Purdy 

O. L. Walford 

C. P. Pearce 

W. B. Reynolds 

C. E. Shepherd 

J. C. Walden 

D. B. Davis 

W. A. Hoselton 

P. S. Croft 

H. S. Liittich 

G. A. Munroe 

C. H. MacDonald.. 

A. E. Hall 

S. A. Maguire 

S. M. Nicholson 

G. V. Tario 

G. L. Wilkinson. 

J. A. Matheson 

W. E. Middleton... 

Edwin Harrop 

Wm. Griffiths 

W. V. Brown 

Gordon Howlden.... 

F. W. Kaiser 

H. A. Mutton 

F. M. Duval 

E. Haley 

W. D. Martin 

H. D. Bigelow 



Secretary 



J. W. Brader 

E. E. Dougall 

C. L- Davidson 

R. A. McQueen 

O. M. Seim 

G. E. Longfield 

H. Frosch 

S. Swales 

H. E. Rorke 

A. E. Watt 

W. L- Lawer 

J. W. Warriner 

C. T. Waugh 

D. M. Hughes 

A. G. Cracknell 

T. N. Clarke 

J. R. MacKay 

H. G. Goodhue 

A. H. Felt 

W. D. Cameron 

B. R. Leavens 

W. R. Deavitt 

F. A. Latshaw 

R. F. Downey 

A. E. Coombs 

E . W. Moles 

F. Trelford 

A. H. Beven 

R. McDougall 

G. E. Parkhill 

C. A. Copp 

C. H. Ranson. 

R. K. Robinson 

Arthur Mark 

W r . D. Fairbrother.. 

R. P. Bass 

R. W. Stewart 

D. F. Aylsworth 

C. P. Silcox 

f. P. Temple 

D. E. Stone 

Jno. McCarthy 

A. W. Gammon 

F. C. Bonnycastle... 

G. D. Wright 

C. W. Fraser 

N. F. Johnson „. 

A. W. Poole 

R. X. Creech 

R. M. Clements 

K. R. Davis 

F. H. Finley 

W. A. Hare 

Geo. Stewart 

J. A. Myers 

W. C. Davy 

H. Hamilton , 

S. W. Rust 

Chas. Thorndyke.... 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 335 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1936. 

If not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 

of St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist 

are corrected up to July 31. 1937. 



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1st Friday 


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1st Tuesday 


121 


139 




276 


140 
141 


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131 
112 


142 


1st Friday 


1 
5 
2 
2 


2 
2 

2 
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2 
1 
2 
1 


106 


143 


1 
3 


124 


144 

145 


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2nd Thursday 


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80 



336 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address, look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 352, 353, 354, 355. 

Lodges marked (a) bold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



Lodge 



Where held 



W. Master 



Secretary 



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aPrince of Walesa- 
Mississippi 

aCivil Service 

aErie 

aGrand River 

aBurns 

alrving 

aPeterborough 

aYork 

aSimpson 

a Alexandra 

aGoodwood 

aPercy 

Forest 

aStar in the East.. 

a Burlington 

aWentworth 

aMerritt 

aMacnab 

aBrittannia 

a Prince of Wales... 
aAyr 

Walsingham. 

The Builders 

Plattsville 

aSpeed 

aOiental 

aOld Light 

aEnniskillen 

aPlantaganet 

Belmont 

aOrillia 

aScotland 

aPetrolia 

aTuscan 

Madawaska 

aSaugeen 

St. Alban's 

aLeeds 

Irvine 

New Dominion 

Lancaster 

Evergreen 

aSt. John's 

Lake 

aHarris 

aFrederick 

aStevenson 

aCredit 

Zeredatha 

aMountain 

aMarmora 

aNcrwood 

Huron 

aBernard 

aPrince Arthur 

alonic 

Kerr 

Lodge of Fidelity. 



Newburgh 

Almonte 

Ottawa 

Port Dover 

Kitchener 

Wyoming 

Lucan 

Peterborough.... 

Toronto 

Newboro 

Oil Springs 

Richmond 

Warkworth 

Wroxeter 

Wellington 

Burlington 

Stoney Creek... 

Welland 

Port Colborne 

Seaforth 

Iona Sta 

Ayr 

Port Rowan 

Ottawa 

Plattsville 

Guelph 

Port Burwell.... 

Lucknow 

York 

Riceville 

Belmont 

Orillia 

Scotland 

Petrolia 

London 

Arnprior 

Walkerton 

Mount Forest.. 

Gananoque 

Elora 

New Hamburg 

Lancaster 

Lanark 

London 

Ameliasburg 

Orangeville 

Delhi 

Toronto 

Georgetown _ 

Uxbridge 

Thorold 

Marmora 

Norwood 

HensalL 

Listowel 

Odessa 

Brampton 

Barrie 

Ottawa 



A. D. Ramsay 

M. B. Cochran 

W. J. Peaker 

I. P. Asselstine 

H. W. Rothermel.. 

\\ J. Canton 

Harry Tilbury 

Fred. Hills 

H. H. Ransom 

G. D. Creegan 

D. Turner 

J. D. McCaffrey... 

J. W. Mowat 

J. J. Allen 

C. G. Tice 

R. M. Lindley 

J. H. Carscallen 

Brock Grant 

H. W. Kern : 

M. A Reid 

A. H. Webb 

D. S. Watson 

C. F. Luckham 

C. C. Bradley 

L. R. Pogson 

O. F. Ziegler 

W. S. Laycock 

D. B. Blue 

Jas. Fuller 

A. Poitras 

G W. Church 

X. R. Doolittle 

Gordon Bonham... 

F. A. Wicks 

C. W. Morris 

James Hart 

W. M. Hyndman... 
H. R. Hawthorne.. 
W. D. Cotton 

E. H. Brown 

Walter Geiger 

D. E. Demoulin 

Gerald Gordon 

L- Summers 

Percy Carnrike 

G. E. Moon 

A. E. Ottewell 

C. L. Johnson 

W. C. Ford 

J. A.- Dike 

F. H. Cowan 

R. E- Bonter 

L. E. Nelson 

E. L. Mickle 

R. B. Hanna 

L. M. Cordick 

J. N. Moore 

V. E. Knight 

Carl Bradford 



D. Sexsmith 

S. Bradley 

A. M. Hill 

J. C. King 

P. Fisher 

Alex. McManus 

C. J. Murdy 

J. H. Vallery 

W. E. Hofland 

C. P. Bass 

N. D. Munroe 

S. B. Gordon 

A. M. Smale 

J. H. Wylie 

N. A. Tice 

H. A. Graham 

J.H.Lee 

L- R. Brennan 

M. J. Burdon 

C. Aberhart 

J. C. Dundas 

W. H. Shaw 

J. E. Biddle 

J. J. McGill 

Jno. Bristow 

B. Whetstone 

E. C. Spragge 

T. J. Salkeld 

E. S. Bradt 

G. A. Ryan 

Jno. Ferguson 

W. J. Boyle 

E. E. Messecar 

J. J. Edwards 

W. D. Jackson 

E. J. Davies 

C. T. Boss 

G. F. S. LeWarne.. 

A. L. Knight 

R. D. Cardno 

Clayton Ingold 

J. R. Harkness 

Robt. Wilson 

Edwin Smith 

John A. Weese 

Dr. W. J. Price 

Max AlacPherson.. 

A. Robertson 

Geo. Ford 

V. M. Hare 

\V. 1 Mable 

C. H. Buskard 

J. F. Pearce 

W. O. Goodwin 

J. H. Blackmore 

E. S. Parrot t 

R. V. Conover 

C. E. Elrick 

R. McElroy 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO. 1937 337 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1936. 

If not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 

of St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist. 

are corrected up to July 31, 1937. 



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Z% 



Wed. bef. F.M 

1st Friday 

2nd Tuesday 

Mon. on or bef. F.M.... 

2nd Tuesday 

Thurs. on or bef. F.M. 

2nd Thursday 

1st Friday 

3rd Friday 

Tues. on or bef. F.M... 
Thurs. on or aft. F.M.. 

Tues. on or bef. F.M 

1st Wednesday 

Mon. on or bef. F.M... 
Tues on or bef. F.M. . 

1st Wednesday 

Mon. on or bef. F.M 

Mon. on or bef. F.M.... 

2nd Tuesday 

1st Monday 

3rd Thursday 

2nd Monday 

3rd Thursday 

2nd Friday 

Fri. on or bef. F.M 

1st Tuesday 

2nd Tuesday 

Thurs. on or bef. F.M. 
Mon. on or bef. F.M.... 

Mon. on or bef. F.M 

Fri. on or bef. F.M 

1st Friday 

1st Monday 

2nd Wednesday 

1st Monday 

2nd Monday 

2nd Tuesday 

Fri. on or bef. F.M 

Tues. on or bef. F.M.. . 

3rd Friday 

2nd Monday 

Tues. on or bef. F.M 

1st Friday 

2nd Thursday 

1st Monday 

1st Tuesday 

Mon. on or bef. F.M 

2nd Monday 

2nd Friday 

3rd Monday 

2nd Thursday 

3rd Monday 

2nd Monday 

Mon. on or bef. F.M .... 

Fri. on or bef. F.M 

3rd Monday 

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215 
216 
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218 
219 
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65 
138 
316 

183 

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77 

117 

343 

403 

86 

88 

74 

131 

66 

110 

214 

252 

231 

183 

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44 

85 

112 

366 
55 

308 
62 

167 
50 
52 
85 

391 

119 

192 

266 

158 

138 
98 

240 

108 
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102 

563 
78 
84 

196 
98 

326 

152 

200 

262 

115 

79 

84 

204 

97 

230 

307 

353 



EQS 



61 

134 

315 

189 

362 

78 

120 

339 

378 

86 

81 

73 

127 

66 

112 

221 

240 

230 

175 

120 
41 
81 

114 

348 
56 

304 
60 

168 
51 
.50 
88 

384 

115 

188 

273 

151 

133 
96 

223 
90 
49 

102 

552 
71 
82 

202 

100 

310 

143 

182 

258 

111 

78 

86 
200 

96 
223 
310 
355 



338 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address, look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 352, 353, 354 and 355. 

Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W.M. and Secretary 



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Lodge 



a Cameron 

Doric 

aBeaver 

aAldworth 

aManitoba 

Vienna 

Havelcck 

Tweed 

aMacoy 

aSt. George 

aTecumseh 

aAshlar 

aCaledonia 

aThistle 

aMinden 

aClifton 

aSydenham 

aFarran's Point 

aGalt 

aGuelph 

Springfield 

a Washington 

aOak Branch 

aHarriston 

aForest 

aChaudiere 

Patterson 

aNorthern Light... 

Parthenon 

aVerulam 

aBrougham Union 
aCedar 

Wellington 

Seymour 

aKent 

aTeeswater 

aSeymour 

aNew Hope 

Lome 

aEureka 

St. John's 

Seven Star 

Wingham 

aShuniah 

aDoric 

aLeamington... ... 

aDufferin 

aRobertson 

aMoore 

aConestogo 

aTemple 

aPreston 

Victoria 

aMount Olivet 

St. David's 

aBlyth 

aMinerva 

Humber 

Durham..... _ 



Where held 



Dutton 

Parkhill 

Thornbury 

Paisley 

Cookstown 

Vienna 

Watford 

Tweed 

Mallorytown 

St George 

Thamesville 

Toronto 

Midland 

Embro 

Kingston 

Niagara Falls 

Dresden 

Aultsville 

Gait 

Guelph 

Springfield 

Petrolia 

Innerkip 

Harriston 

Forest 

Ottawa 

Thornhill 

Stayner 

Chatham 

Bobcaygeon 

Claremont 

Oshawa 

Erin 

Ancaster 

Blenheim 

Teeswater 

Port Dalhousie.. 

Hespeler 

Glencoe 

Belleville 

Brussels 

Alliston 

Wingham 

Port Arthur 

Lobo 

Leamington 

W. Flamboro'.... 

King 

Courtright 

Drayton 

St. Catharines.. 

Preston 

Centreville 

Thorndale 

St. Thomas 

Blyth 

Stroud 

Weston 

Durham 



W. Master 



J. W. Brown 

G. A. Ronson 

W. R. Fawcett 

T. E. Rushton 

T. F. Houghton 

W. C. Mitchell 

Carman Harper... 

A W. McGuire 

W. E. Forrester... 

E. B. Culham 

C. G. Shaw 

C. C. Rous 

W. A. McGill 

I. A. Murray 
J. W. Maefarland 
W. R. Springeti .... 
I. H. Robinson 

E. W. Casselman. 
K F. Westbrook.. 
John Williamson . 

J. C. Dana 

H. D. McColl 

G. A. Smith 

F. F. Hamilton 

Earl Roberts 

C W. Argue 

H. S. Sparks! 

N. W. Evans 

C. A. Lister 

Daniel Cain 

T. S. Graham 

C. M. Wallace 

C. Weddell 

G. V. P. Shaver... 
Robt. Henderson. 

W. Barbour 

John Garland 

Ernest Midgley... 

Arnold Aldred 

H. J. Andrews 

B. O. Macdonald. 

O. Reid. 

Thos. Gilmour 

D. M.Fisher 

Fred. Tuckey 

W. J. Aferriott 

W. F. Hunt 

H. Hollingshead... 

W. L. Tremells 

P. Rowland.. 

John Laughlin 

Jacob Bregman 

K. L. Weese 

J. W. Wood 

L. M Heard 

C. E. Toll 

X. Jamieson 

H. G. S. Jeffrey... 
R. \V. F. Hughes. 



Secretary 



C. L. Langford 

Geo. Portice 

Thos. G. Idle 

G. B. Clarke 

L. A. Arnold 

R. McLean 

Jas. Menzies 

G. D. C. Morton 

L. F. Blanchard 

W. J. Scott 

A. Graham 

H. C. Davies 

R. S. King 

D. J. McLeod 

G. H. Veale 

J. D. Muir 

M. S. Blackburn 

G. H. Hagerman 

E. F. Hetherington.. 

F. F. Sweetman 

J. F. Lamb 

J. M. Cunningham.. 

J. S. Hislop 

J. H. Fawcett 

Robt. Hair 

G. C. Bennett 

J. A. Thompson 

Edgar Robinson 

J. G. Martin 

Harry Stinson 

I. F. Dopking 

C.J. Pirie 

T. C. Foster 

E. McMullen 

C. H. Mooney 

G. S. Fowler 

T. O. Johnston 

E. Eltherington 

R. Singleton 

L. E. Walmsley 

Wm. Gillespie 

G. F. Crosbie 

H. L. Sherbondy 

A. P. Freed 

D. H. Sells 

G. A. Campbell 

C. O. Green 

F. E. Boys 

F. W. Burton 

Calvert Scarr 

C. A. Brown 

J. A. King 

H. A. CarscaUen 

J. A. Elgie 

W. H. Stapleton 

Robt. Newcombe 

G. W. Hewson 

A. E. Scythes 

C. H. Moffat 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 339 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1936. 

If not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 

of St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist 

are corrected up to July 31. 1937. 






22 



232 Wed. on or bef. F.M. 

233 2nd Tuesday 

234 Tues. on or bef. F.M. 

235 Fri. on or bef. F.M 

236 2nd Tuesday 

237 Fri. on or bef . F.M 

238 Tuesday bef. F.M 

239 2nd Friday 

242 Mon. on or bef. F.M. 

243 1 1st Tuesday 

24512nd Monday 

247 Uth Tuesday 

24911st Monday.. 

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260 

261 

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277 



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1st Tuesday 

1st Thursday 

2nd Wednesday 

Wed. on or bef. F.M 

1st Tuesday 

2nd Tuesday 

Mon. on or bef. F.M 

1st Wednesday 

Thur. on or bef. F.M 

2nd Monday 

Wed. on or bef. F.M 

4th Tuesday 

3rd Thursday 

Tues. on or bef. F.M 

1st Wednesday 

Fri. on or bef. F.M 

Wed. on or before F.M. 

4th Tuesday 

Thurs. on or bef. F.M. . 

2nd Tuesday 

2nd Monday 

4th Thursday 

2nd Wednesday 

279)2nd Monday 

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283 

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Tues. on or bef. F.M. .. 

2nd Monday 

1st Tuesday 

1st Tuesday 

Thurs. on or bef. F.M. 
Tues. on or bef. F-M.... 

3rd Thursday 

Mon. on or bef. F.M... 

2nd Thursday 

Tues. on or bef. F.M. .. 

3rd Wednesday 

3rd Friday 

Thurs. on or bef. F.M. 

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3rd Thurs 

Mon. on or aft. F.M... 
Tues. on or bef. F.M... 

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2nd Tuesday 



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184 

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104 

306 

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173 

177 

88 

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332 

111 

188 

168 

498 

122 

227 

97 

71 

86 

92 

352 

196 

71 

68 

383 

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136 

192 

143 



340 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address, look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 352, 353, 354 and 355. 

Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



Lodge 



Where held 



Secretary 



307 aArkona 

309 aMorning Star 

311 aBlackwood 

312 aPnyx 

313 aClementi 

314 aBlair 

315 Clifford 

316 aDoric 

318 aWilmot 

319 aHiram 

320 aChesterville 

321 aWalker 

322 aNorth Star 

323 aAlvinston.TT. 

324 aTemple 

325 Orono 

326 aZetland 

327 aHammond 

328 Ionic 

329 aKing Solomon's 

330 aCorinthian 

331 Fordwich 

332 Stratford 

333 Prince Arthur 

334 aPrince Arthur ..._ 

336 aHighgate 

337 aMyrtle 

338 Dufferin 

339 aOrient 

341 aBruce 

343 Georgina 

344 aMerrill 

345 Nilestown 

346 aOccident 

347 aMercer 

348 Georgian 

352 iGranite 

354 Brock 

356 aRiver Park 

357 Waterdown 

358 aDelaware Valley... 

359 aVittoria 

360 aMuskoka 

361 aWaverley 

362 aMaple Leaf 

364 aDufferin 

367 aSt. George 

368 aSalem 

369 aMimico 

370 Harmony 

371 aPrince of Wales 

372 aPalmer 

373 aCopestone 

374 aKeene 

375 aLorne 

376 Unity 

377 Lome 

378 aKing Solomon's 

379 aMiddlesex 



Arkona 

Carlaw 

Woodbridge 

Wallaceburg 

Lakefield 

Palmerston.... 

Clifford 

Toronto 

Baden 

Hagersville 

Chesterville 

Acton 

Owen Sound 

Alvinston 

Hamilton 

Orono 

Toronto 

Wardsville 

Napier 

Jarvis 

London 

Fordwich 

Stratford 

Fiesherton 

Arthur 

Highgate 

Port Robinson 

Wellandport 

Torcnto 

Tiverton 

Toronto 

Dorchester 

Nilestown 

Toronto 

Fergus.. 

Penetanguishene 

Parry Sound 

Cannington 

Streetsville 

Millgrove 

Delaware 

Vittoria 

Bracebridge 

Guelph 

Tara 

Melbourne 

Toronto 

Brockville 

Lambton Mills 

Delta 

Ottawa 

Fort Erie North.... 

WellanA 

Keene 

Omemee 

Huntsville 

Shelburne 

London 

Bryanston 



R. G. Woods 

A. J. Andrews 

W. C. Darker 

F. Murdock 

W. Nicholls 

F. Edwards 

Sam Eckel 

P. C. Fowler 

G. W. Smith 

0. C. Dell 

Haldane Durant 

V. B. Rumley 

John Copel 

L. W. Oke 

E. R. Wonch 

N. E. Winter 

G. D. Campbell 

C. L. Hurdle 

N. Johnson 

John Mcintosh 

\V. A. Childs 

1. C. Gibson 

A. Partridge 

J. E. Milne 

A. L. Pinder 

G. R. Schweitzer 

G. A. Biggar..: 

G. B. Scott 

B. T. Smith 

Chas. S. Wood 

R. C. Birkinshaw 

Andrew Marr 

H. M. Hunter 

T. W. Horn 

Thos. Holbrook 

A J. Hurdle 

Perce Moulton 

John Grigg 

H W. Hope 

A. W. Featherstone.. 
W. J. Mahler 

W. K. Bingleman 

R. F. Watson 

R. F. Stephens 

W. A. Dalgarno 

H. L. Loughleen 

H. E. Richmond 

C. F. L. Phillips 

Nicol MacNicol 

M. A. Campbell 

W. A. Armstrong 

C. W. Hanna 

Clifford Smith 

H. M. McFee 

G. A. Bland 

G. F. Rogers 

J. W. Fleck 

Edwin Keam 

L. G. Lambourn 



R. E. Wilson. 
R. D. Munro 



D. F. Johnson „. 

W. W. Yale 

R. G Barton 

E. Eckenswiller 

R. H. Dee 

C. L. Ritchie 

W. C. VanLoon 

S. H. Hutt 

R. M. McDonald 

E. E. Vanstone 

Jas. Holme 

H. I. Sparks 

Neil Colville 

J. Bennett 

J. H. Mclntyre 

R. Quick.. 

R. E. Miller 

W. A. Hunter 

W. E. Montgomery.. 

E. Denroche 

C. J. Bellamy 

T. A. Hardman 

R. C. McCutcheon... 

R. R. Camp 

John Lampman 

W. J. Cordell 

H. E. Steincamp 

Geo. Thompson 

C. E. Barr 

T. F. Johnson 

H. Gadsby 

J. C. Macdonald 

W. R. Benson 

I. W. Gillies 

T. J. Purvis 

A. B. Bruce 

T. R. Nicol 

S. Merrill 

R. G. Wyckoff 

W. G. Gerhart 

Wm. Templeman 

R. I. Shannon 

Jas. Gentleman 

A. B. Hutchcroft 

W. H. Drummond ... 
W. A. Beecroft 

C. G. Morris 

II. J. Sykes 

W. G Stamp 

Alf. Tattersall 

D. D. Brwon 

R. J. H. Dick 

Oscar Wieler 

S. Patterson 

Jas. White 

Chas. Gloyne 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 341 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1936. 

If not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 

of St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist 

are corrected up to July 31, 1937. 



**\ 



ZS 



Thurs. on or bef. F.M. 

Wed. on or bef. F.M 

1st Tuesday 

3rd Monday 

1st Tuesday 

2nd Friday 

3rd Monday 

3rd Thursday 

Fri on or after F.M 

2nd Thursday 

Mon. on or bef. F.M.... 

Mon. on or bef. F.M 

1st Wednesday 

Wed. on bef. F. M 

2nd Tuesday 

Thur. on or bef. F. M 

4th Friday 

3rd Monday 

Fri. on or bef. F. M 

2nd Friday 

1st Tuesday 

Thur. on or bef. F. M 

2nd Monday 

2nd Tuesday 

Tues. on or bef. F. M 



307 

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312 

313 

314 

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316 

318 

319 

320 

321 

322 

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328 

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330 

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360 

361 

362 

364 

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376 



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Tues. on or bef. F. M 

1st. Tuesday 

Tues. on or bef. F. M. 

4th Friday 

1st Thursday 

Tues. on or bef. F. M. 

3rd Wednesday 

1st Friday 

1st Thursday 

3rd Wednesday 

2nd Wednesday 

1st Tuesday 

3rd Tuesday 

2nd Thursday 

Fri. on or bef. F. M 

1st Tuesday 

4th Monday 

Mon. on or bef. F. M.. 
Wed. on or bef. F. M.. 

1st Friday 

2nd Monday 

2nd Tuesday 

Wed. on or bef F. M.. 

4th Friday 

1st Tuesday 

1st Thursday 

3rd Thursday 

2nd Wednesday 

2nd Wednesday 

377 |lst Friday 

378 |2nd Thursday 

379 IWed. on or bef. F. M.. 



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90 
216 

132 
181 

75 
402 

35 
137 
104 
142 
219 

81 
561 

79 
539 

46 

48 

9 V 
341 

60 
331 
145 

80 
118 

78 

73 
391 

58 
356 

69 
120 
438 
114 
103 
286 

86 
112 
20S 

87 

87 
144 
337 

76 

67 
418 
313 
244 

99 
358 
156 
235 

45 
113 
155 
117 
467 

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342 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address, look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 352, 353, 354 and 355. 

Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



Lodge 



380 

382 

383 

384 

385 

386 

387 

388 

389 

390 

391 

392 

393 

394 

395 

396 

397 

398 

399 

400 

401 

402 

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422 

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424 

425 

426 

427 

428 

429 

430 

431 

432 

433 

434 

435 

436 

437 

438 

439 

440 

441 



aUnion 

aDoric 

Henderson 

aAlpha 

aSpry 

aMcColl 

aLansdowne 

aHenderson 

aCrystal Fountain.... 

aFlorence 

aHoward 

aHuron 

Forest 

aKing Solomon's 

Parvaim 

aCedar 

aLeopold 

Victoria 

Moffat 

aOakville 

aCraig 

aCentral 

a Windsor 

aLorne 

Mattawa 

aSpry 

aMurray 

aGolden Rule 

aZeta 

aRodney 

aKeystone 

aNaphtali ._ 

Pequonga 

aFort William 

Lyn 

aKeewatin 

aMaxville 

aLiberty 

Nipissing 

aScott 

Star of the East.. 
Strong 

aDoric 

aSt. Clair 

aStanley 

aNickel 

Fidelity 

aPort Elgin 

aAcacia - 

Moravian 

aHanover 

aBonnechere 

Algonquin 

aHavelock 

aBurns 

aTuscan 

aHarmony 

Alexandria _ 

Arcadia 

aWestport 



Where held 



London.- 

Hamilton 

Winchester 

Toronto 

Beeton 

West Lome 

Lansdowne 

Ilderton 

N. Augusta 

Florence 

Ridgetown 

Camlachie 

Chesley 

Thamesford 

Comber 

Wiarton 

Brigden 

Kirkfield 

Harrietsville 

Oakville 

Deseronto 

Essex 

Windsor 

Tamworth 

Mattawa 

Fenelon Falls 

Beaverton 

Gravenhurst 

Toronto 

Rodney 

Sault Ste. Marie. 

Tilbury 

Kenora 

Fort William 

Lyn 

Keewatin.... 

Maxville 

Sarnia... 

North Bay 

Grand Valley 

Bothwell 

Sundridge 

Pickering 

Sombra 

Toronto 

Sudbury 

Port Perry 

Port Elgin 

Toronto 

Cargill 

Hanover 

Eganville 

Emsdale 

Havelock.„ 

Hep worth 

Sarnia 

Toronto 

Alexandria 

Minden ....... 

Westport 



M. H. Burns 

J. W. Watters 

Wm. J. Stewart 

A. W. Ward 

F. A. Allan 

R. H. Loot 

W. H. Gray 

Andrew Grieve 

K. I. Mitchell 

F. S. Bodkin 

G. L. Scherer 

Harold Wellington 

Chas. F. Rae 

H. Brownlee 

C. F. Cole 

L. H. Snider 

W. D. Sinclair 

C. M. Dalgleish 

Gordon Marsh 

E. Belvea 

J. W. Clark 

A. I. Mclntyre 

S. Jewell 

R. Johnston 

W. Connellv 

A. W. McGee 

Angus Grant 

John Jackson.. 

C. C Wallace 

W. C. Gillies 

T. Bennett 

H. C. Hassard 

G. A McKenzie 

G. M. Brownridge 

H. Anderson 

Fred. Markham 

H. A. Wilkes 

W. F. Strangway 

A. S. Shields 

W. H. Miller 

C. L. Beemer 

A. E. Duke 

Wm. C. Murkar 

Jas. Daley 

G. R. Burgess 

C. A. Eby 

O. C. Browne 

Clarence Young 

Duncan Landell 

S. P. Elder 

W. M. Huber 

Jas. Moore 

R. H. Leigh 

W. D. Hutchinson 

W. A. Kreutzwieser.. 

C. F. Dawson 

J. E. McMulkin 

Geo. N. Edwards 

Alex. Taylor 

\V. S. Breakenridge.. 



Secretary 



R. E. Tillson 

L. P. Robertson 

W. A Rowat 

Wm. Moull 

W. E. King 

A. Petherick 

L. C.Jack 

B. R. Clemance 

M. R. Hough 

Stanley Hanks 

T. A. Routledge 

W. Lowrie 

D. E. Leitch 

H.J. Hogg 

L. Dean 

W. M. Newman 

T. R. Stark 

G. V. Grant 

J. M. Mac Vicar 

E. O. Taylor 

W. R. Thomas 

H W McGill 

H. Beardmore 

R. K. Stinson 

A. I. Tongue 

H. J. Townley 

W. C. Latimer 

H. H. Nicholson .... 

S. J. Boyde 

G. S. Stinson 

J. H. Jenkinson 

T. W. Richards 

H. S. Cade 

C. E. Coombes 

F. Stafford 

P. E. Baker 

W. S. McLean 

W. J. Aitchison 

B. F. Nott 

G. H. Hardy 

B. H. Hankinson.. 
M. J. Gulley 

C. E. Morley 

H. M. Stover 

P. A. Holbrow 

Jos. Fowler 

G. R. Davey 

H. C. Koebke 

M. E. Steele 

P. C. Hunstein 

J. A. Magee 

Dr. Jas. Reeves... 

J. H. Metcalfe 

A. C. Denike 

W. F. Brown 

W. J. Barrie 

G. H. Simmons 

H. L. Cheney 

W. J. Hartle 

S. G. Crawford 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 343 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1936. 

If not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held 

of St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist 

are corrected up to July 31, 1937. 



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3rd Monday 

3rd Thursday 

Tues on or bef. F. M. 

1st Tuesday 

1st Wednesday 

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344 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address, look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 352, 353, 354 and 355. 

Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 






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Lodge 



Where held 



Secretary 



Dyment 

Powassan 

aNitetis 

aLake of the Woods.. 

aGranite 

aSturgeon Falls 

aXenophon 

Dundalk 

Hawkesbury 

aSomerville 

a A von more 

Royal 

Corona 

Doric 

aElma 

aCentury 

aWales 

aCobden 

aRideau 

alonic 

Temiskaming 

North Entrance 

King Edward 

Carleton 

aCoronation 

aTottenham 

Peel 

aAlgoma 

Victoria 

aKing Edward 

aGore Bay 

Beaches 

aVictoria 

aDundurn 

a Corinthian 

aHarding 

aMilverton 

Russell 

aWilliamsburg 

aCorinthian 

aBancroft 

aGranton 

Golden Star 

aHaileybury 

aSilver 

aPenewobikong 

aKing Edward 

Osiris 

aHiram 

aCardinal 

aKarnak 

aRiverdale 

aElectric 

aUniversity 

St. Andrew's 

aKing George V 

aPort Arthur 

aRose..._ 



Thessalon 

Powassan 

Creemore 

Kenora 

Fort Frances 

Sturgeon Falls... 

Wheatley 

Dundalk 

Hawkesbury 

Kinmount 

Avonmore 

Fort William 

Burk's Falls 

Little Current. .... 

Monkton 

Merlin 

Wales 

Cobden 

Seeley's Bay 

Rainy River 

New Liskeard 

Haliburton 

Sunderland 

Carp 

Elmvale 

Tottenham 

Caledon East 

Sault Ste. Marie 
Victoria Harbor.. 

Chippawa 

Gore Bay 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Hamilton 

North Gower .... 

Woodville 

Milverton 

Russell 

Williamsburg 

Toronto 

Bancroft 

Granton 

Dryden 

Haileybury 

Cobalt 

Blind River 

Harrow 

Smith's Falls 

Markdale 

Cardinal 

Coldwater 

Toronto 

Hamilton 

Toronto 

Arden 

Coboconk 

Port Arthur 

Windsor 



Harris Feagan 

I. V. Frederick 

Alex. Dodsworth.. 

J. D. Willis 

K. C. Ferguson 

G. W. Holden 

H. C. Renwick 

Samuel Todd 

Wm. Fisher 

H. E. Pelletier 

J. M. Pollock 

H. E. Doherty 

A. S. Black 

R. D. Stringer .. .. 

C. W. Hobbs 

W. J. Moore 

H. S. Feader 

Percil Collins 

B. K. Ruttan 

Harry Roe 

W. H. Simmons . 
Holly Robertson . 
E. P. McGregor... 
Robt. Lucas 

C. E. Dutcher 

A. McLean 

G. A Evans 

Jos. Rosenstein 

Clarence Moore ... 
A. S. Lister 

C. C. McLean 

R. H. Nesbitt 

R. L. Charles 

Robt. Phinn 

H. L. Greer 

A. W. Jewell 

W. M. Pugh 

A. T. Brunton 

W. G Whittiker ... 

W. J. Forrester 

G. A. Twa 

E. Bosley 

Adam Paterson ... 

L. W. Coon 

H. H. Abell 

E. Deagle 

W. G. Sellars 

D. H. Grant 

W. E. Harris 

W. E. Fletcher 

F. C. Lovering 

E. F. Guest 

Wm. Schreiber 

C. S. Gulston 

G. K. Tnompson. 

R. E Xevison 

T. M. McLaren .. 
W. R. Totten 



R. C. Dobie 

L. A Purdon 

A. Gillespie 

\\ . X. Boquist 

[. R. Angus 

E. W. Innes 

W. M Chute 

L. C. Champ 

Alex. Seay 

C. W. Wellstood 

A. McKinnon 

R. J. Aldrich 

E. Doherty 

R. M. Boyter 

K. E. Staffen 

G. E. Johnston 

G. D. Colquhoun.. 

F. C. Marshall 

S. Willoughby 

J. A. Crackel 

J. H. Brown 

W. C. Kellett 

L. M. Pinkham 

Geo. Moore 

A. L. Fleming 

J. J. McRnight 

J. G. Fleetham 

J. Dudley 

J. P. Schissler 

E. G McKenzie 

T. L. McKenzie 

S. A. Griffin 

D. L. McPherson.. 
Geo. Milne 

F. L. Brownlee 

J. J. Ruan 

E. Siegner 

R. W. Atkinson 

A M. Casselman .. 

T. N. Dean 

J. L- Churcher 

A. Hobbs 

A. E. Berrey 

J. T. Leishman 

Frank Mountford.. 

G. J. McArthur 

A. C. Quick 

J. \V. Gray 

A. E. Colgan 

W. T. Kingston 

F W. Brown 

R. F. Tnomas 

Bert Culm 

Win. Dowds 

T. J. Alexander 

J. G. McFarland... 

S. H. Green 

D. W. F. Nichols... 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 345 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1936. 

If not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 

of St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St John the Baptist 

are corrected up to July 31, 1937. 



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2nd Friday 

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1st Tuesday 

2nd Thursday 

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Mon. on or bef. F.M. 
Thur. on or bef. F.M. 
Thur. on or bef. F.M. 
Tues. on or bef. F.M. 

1st Wednesday 

2nd Monday 

2nd Tuesday 

1st Thursday 

3rd Tuesday 

Mon. on or bef. F.M. 

2nd Tuesday 

Thur. on or bef. F.M. 

1st Thursday 

3rd. Thursday 

3rd Wednesday 

2nd Friday 

Fri. on or bef. F.M 

1st. Friday 

Mon. on or aft. F.M... 

2nd Friday 

1st Monday 

3rd Wednesday 

1st Wednesday 

1st Wednesday 

2nd Friday 

3rd Tuesday 

3rd Saturday 

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Mon. on or bef. F.M 
Mon. on or bef. F.M.. 
Mon. on or aft. F.M. 
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4th Thursday 

Mon. on or bef. F.M. 
Mon. on or bef. F.M... 

2nd Tuesday 

1st Thursday 

1st Monday 

2nd Monday 

Tues on or bef. F.M. 

2nd Friday 

2nd Thursday 

2nd Friday 

1st Thursday 

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3rd Wednesday 

2nd Wednesday 

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346 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address, look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 352, 353, 354 and 355. 

Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



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Where held 



Secertary 



aConnaught 

Coronation 

alnwood 

Otter 

aLynden 

aPoreupine 

Elk Lake 

aOzias 

aTwin City 

aParkdale 

aConnaught 

Malone 

aCorinthian 

aSt. Alban's 

Reba 

aEnterprise 

Hazeldean 

Sioux Lookout 

aOnondaga 

aCoronati 

aOntario 

aMount Sinai 

aRoyal Arthur 

aMississauga 

aTemple 

alonic 

Espanola 

Golden Beaver 

aMyra 

Cochrane 

aHigh Park 

aCanada 

aShamrock 

aEnglehart 

aPhoenix 

aAlgonquin 

aUlster 

aEarl Kitchener 

Waterloo 

aAbitibi 

aTusean 

aMetropolitan 

almperial 

aLincoln 

ajohn Ross Robertson. 

aTalbot 

aVictory 

aGeneral Mercer 

alonic 

aBuchanan 

aTusean 

aQueen City 

aOakwood 

aBorder Cities...- 

aWardrope 

aNation 

aFinch 

aS. rt.. Li'ke 



Mimico 

Smithville 

Inwood 

Lombardy 

Lynden 

S. Porcupine 

Elk Lake 

Brantford 

Kitchener 

Toronto 

Fort William .... 

Sutton W 

Hamilton 

Toronto 

Brantford 

Beachburg 

Hazeldean 

Sioux Lookout.. 

Onondaga 

Toronto 

Windsor 

Toronto 

Peterborough.. . 

Port Credit 

Toronto 

Westboro' 

Espanola 

Timmins 

Komoka 

Cochrane 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Englehart 

Fonthill 

Copper Cliff 

Toronto 

Port McNicoll.. 

Waterloo 

Iroquois Falls... 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Abingdon 

Toronto 

St. Thomas 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Hamilton 

Hamilton 

Hamilton 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Windsor 

Hamilton 

Spencerville 

Finch 

Ottawa 



N. Seawright 

Sam Magder 

R. Graham 

O. W. Wright 

Howard Ross 

John Cook 

A. G. Hadley 

H. Stanley 

Don Roberts 

W. J. W r ake 

W. T. Gough 

E. M. Pollock 

A. G. Elford 

X. L. Griffin 

T. E. Greenaway 

A. Johnson 

G. B. Acres 

A. S. O'Hara 

Wilfred Mason 

J. A. Burry 

L. R. Rogers 

A. I. Cohen 

W. C. Hughes 

Walter Baldwin 

John Grases 

W. C. Farley 

John Mathie 

F. N. Whaley 

L. S. Frank 

C. A. Stanbury 

A. J. McWatters 

J. N. Mulholland 

G. H. Lepper 

E. V. Woolling 

G. L. Gordon 

P. Bregman 

D. V. R. Saunderson. 

F. A. Vail 

H. G. Mistele 

J. H. Smith 

R. F. Hutchings 

L. W. Mackenzie 

E. T. Guest 

F. McKinnell 

H. B. Swift 

J. C. Ferguson 

W. T. Kincade 

A. J. P. Cameron 

A. W. Marshall 

H. W. Young 

Thos. Hunter 

H. L. Rehill 

J. A. Cattanach 

G. T. Downs 

Alex. Love 

B. R. Henderson 

Harold McMonagle... 
W. A. Cunningham... 



J. T. Lee 

C. A. Merritt 

W. C. Johnston 

I;. \V. lovnt 

W. L. Taylor .-.. 

W. H. Tohns 

J. M. Coghill 

E. W. Lavery 

Geo. DeKleinhans.. 

H. Mills 

E. C. Schoales 

O. J. Silver 

J. R. Croft 

G. F. Frankland 

S. W. Seago 

A. R. Singleton 

J. H. Nesbitt 

A. E. Hainsworth.... 

A. A. Barton 

Harry Spencer 

A. R. Graham 

Max Cooper 

G. W. Haley 

W. M. Gemmell 

J. F. Judge 

P. E. Watters 

J. F. Freure 

D. A. Moore 

W. R. Bishop 

A. T. King 

R. B. Magill 

Alex. Wilson 

E. W. Leith 

W. R. Jackson 

F. H. Clark 

W. J. Hambley 

Geo. Chambers 

B. J. Brownell 

CO. Hemphill 

F. K. Ebbitt 

S. J. Jackson 

T. E. C. Butler 

A. G. Corscadden. 

S. Young 

W. T- S. Graham... 
W. A. McPherson. 
H. J. Unwin 

C. H. Dearden 

J. P. Simpson 

A. N. MtOore 

T. W. Appleton 

W. Carey 

S. H. McElwain 

E- T. Howe 

John Forth 

G. R. Drummond.. 

A. MacMillan 

R. M. Stanton 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 347 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1936 

If not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 

of St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist 

are corrected up to July 31, 1937. 



501 
502 
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510 
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Mon. on or bef. F. M.. 

1st Monday 

Tues. on or bef. F. M. 

2nd Wednesday 

1st Thursday 

2nd Tuesday 

3rd Tuesday 

2nd Friday 

2nd Friday 

3rd Monday 

1st Wednesday 

4th Thursday 

3rd Monday 

2nd Friday.. 

1st Monday 

Wed. on or bef. F. M.. 
1st Monday,. 



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1st Monday 

2nd Tuesday 

1st Monday 

2nd Thursday 

4th Tuesday 

2nd Wednesday 

1st Wednesday 

2nd Wednesday 

3rd Saturday 

2nd Friday 

3rd Thursday 

1st Friday 

3rd Tuesday 

2nd Monday 

3rd Monday 

3rd Tuesday 

1st Monday 

2nd Tuesday 

1st Wednesday 

3rd Friday 

3rd Friday 

2nd Wednesday 

2nd Monday 

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4th Thursday 

4th Wednesday 

2nd Friday 

1st Wednesday 

1st Thursday 

1st Thursday 

1st Wednesday 

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1st Wednesday 

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348 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address, look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 352, 353, 354 and 355. 

Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



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Secretary 



aPalestine.. 

St- Andrew's 

aAcacia 

aHamilton 

aVictory 

Ashlar 

aKilwinning 

aKing Hiram 

aSt. Aidan's 

aHullett 

aDoric 

aDufferin 

aAntiquity 

aMizpah 

aAdoniram 

aCraig 

aFidelity 

aMimosa 

aSt. Clair 

aQueen's 

aHarmony 

aAcacia 

aHarcourt 

aSunnyside 

aTransportation. . 
aKaministiquia.... 
aRoyal Edward.. 
aWar Veterans.... 

aPatricia 

aNationai 

aGrey 

aDefendeis 

aNorth Gate 

aFairbanks 

aSt. Andrew's 

aHillcrest 

aRideau 

aMartintown 

aTemple 

aDominion 

aMount Dennis . 

aMaple Leaf. 

aSt. Paul 

aHugh Murray.. . 

aCampbell 

aPalace 

aMelita 

aUnity 

aGolden Fleece.... 

aGotbic 

aTavistock 

aAshlar 

aHuron-Bruce 

aBirch Cliff 

aFort Erie 

aAdanac 

aDominion 

aPerfection 

aNorth Bay 



Toronto 

Ottawa 

Westboro 

Hamilton 

Chatham 

Ottawa 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Londesboro' 

Lakeside 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Niagara Falls 

Ailsa Craig 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Kingston 

Windsor 

London 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Fort William. 

Kingston 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Capreol 

Toronto 

Ottawa 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Hamilton 

Hamilton 

Ottawa 

Maitintown 

London 

Windsor 

Weston 

Tot onto 

Sarnia 

Hamilton 

Campbellville. 

Windsor 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Lindsay 

Tavistock 

Byron 

Toronto 

Birch Cliff 

Fort Erie 

Merritton 

Ridgeway 

St. Catharines 

North Bay 



I. M- Ginsberg 

E. K. Fallis 

H. A. H. Clark 

J. F. Jentz 

R. Appleyard 

H. E. Reaume 

E. L. Roseborough 

J. MacArthur 

J. B. Atkins 

0. C. Anderson 

E. J. Gleason 

R. W. Shepherd 

W. Sellors 

J. E. Phillips 

G. H. James 

J. A. E. Blackwell 

E. F. Bevis 

W. J. R. Rogers 

W. R. McConnell 

F. P. Smith 

M. Burnstine 

T. Welch 

E. W. Bickle 

G. E Ritchie 

J. M. McKerrow 

C. A. S. Dykes 

A. E. McGlashon 

H. J. Cable 

H. R. Wilson 

1. H. H. Lusk 

J. P. C. MacLatchy . 
C. H. Hagen 

B. Rhodes 

L. Stiver 

T. B. MaeNaughton . 

R. C. Bennett 

H. A. Winter 

L. C. Kennedy 

H. V. Floyd 

R. E. Lonnee 

A. F. Nisbet 

las. Craigie 

R. C. Fleck 

C. R. Turner 

E. M. Readhead 

R. A. Gladstone 

W. M. Creighton 

K. W. Ellsworth 

Tom Marshall 

B. C. Maidens 

W. A. Murray 

W. J. Davis 

I. E. Grant 

W. G. Twiggs 

Chas. Burt 

D. A. Cameron 

G. E. Teal 

A. Gill 

J. L. Runnalls 



H. Melvin 

J. N. Salter 

W. A. Dier 

E. L. Kerr 

C. E. Clements 

Geo. Powers 

M. Strachan 

C. V. Tottle 

W. R. Taylor 

R. M. Townsend 

F. W. Seaton 

J. A. Hodgins 

T. G. Fairbairn 

F. Howell 

C. H. Stringer 

W. G. Smith 

Wm. Moull 

G. F. Empringham 

M. L. Martyn 

L. T. Rutledge 

W. H. Kent 

J. W. Bradshaw 

A. G. Poupore 

K. N. Carrie 

J. G. Dunn 

N. B. Darrell 

S. A. Hitsman 

F. J. Johnson 

Robt. Somerville 

M. Xisbet 

J. W. Tucker 

J. D. Gardner 

G. E. Dixon 

T. G. Taylor 

F. W. Davidson 

G. A. Sweatman 

G. Chequer 

D. A. Ross 

Alex. Woonton 

J. A. Wickens 

F. Thain 

A. B. Barber 

J. T. Elliott 

J. Eaglesham 

T. H. Snyder 

J. G. Moncrieff 

C. H. Lord 

E. F. Trumper 

Robt. Macfarland .. 
W. R. Allely 

G. F. Holley 

N. T. Sanderson 

H. W. Hoag 

W. P. Smith 

E. J. Jukes 

S. A. Moffat 

M. Stuart 

G. H. Davis 

E. R. Herbert 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 349 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1936. 

If not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 

of St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist 

are corrected up to July 31, 1937. 



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560 1st Thursday. 

561 3rd Friday.. 

562 2nd Monday. 

563 2nd Tuesdav. 

564 1st Friday . ' 

565 3rd Friday. 

566 1st Friday. 

567 3rd Friday. 

568 Tues. on or bef. F. M. 

569 Tues. on or aft. F. M.. 

570 1st Tuesday 

571 4th Tuesday 

572 4th Thursday 

573 1st Tuesday 

574 2nd Friday 

575 4th Thursday 

576 1st Monday 

577 1st Wednesday 

578 2nd Wednesday 

579 1st Thursday 

580 2nd Saturday 

581 3rd Wednesday 

582 3rd Wednesday 

583 2nd Monday 

584 3rd Tuesday 

585 4th Friday 

586 1st Friday 

587 2nd Wednesday 

588 1st Tuesday 

589 1st Monday 

690 1st Wednesday 

591 4th Thursday 

592 3rd Monday 

593 4th Wednesday 

594 2nd Monday 

595 2nd Thursday 

596 2nd Thursday 

597 2nd Friday 

598 1st Wednesday 

599 1st Wednesday 

600 2nd Tuesday 

601 2nd Wednesday 

602 3rd Tuesday 

603 1st Tuesday 

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606 4th Monday 

607 3rd Thursday 

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350 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address, look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 352, 353, 354 and 355. 

Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



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J. C. McAllister 

C. H. R. Devey 

H S Marshall ... 


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J. T Gillanders 


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J H L Sarge 


639 






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J. Briggs 

N. Burbridge 

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W. G. Mackay 

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H B Cole 


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Jas. McKay 

D. J. Gunn 


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G. J. Bartholomew 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 351 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1936. 

If not there, then Secretary's Address is where lodge is held. 

of St. John the Evangelist, all others on or near that of St. John the Baptist. 

are corrected up to July 31, 1937. 



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352 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



P. O. ADDRESSES OF SECRETARIES 

Special addresses of Secretaries of Lodges in the Cities and in other places where 
the secretary's address is not the same as that of the Lodge. 

No Lodge Location Secretary and P.O. Address 

3.. ..Ancient St. John's ..Kingston A. W. Cathcart, 570 Johnston St. 

5....Sussex Brockville Thos. H. Guest, 374 King St. W. 

6. ...Barton Hamilton B. E. James, 34 Belmont Ave. 

10....Norfolk Simcoe J. H. Shaw, R.R. No. 4 

ll....Moira Belleville Geo. Dulmage, 36 Hillside St. 

1.5 St. George St. Catharines C. H. Hesburn. .54 George St. 

16. ...St. Andrew's Toronto Wm. Lawrence, 202 Westminister Av. 

20....St. John's London Rich. Booth, 230 Wellington St. 

22.. ..King Solomon's Toronto R. A. Woodley, 130 Evelyn Cres. 

24....St. Francis Smith's Falls C. G. Jones, 102 Queen St. 

2.5 Ionic Toronto G. N. Hargraft, 49 Wellington St. E 

27....Strict Observance ..Hamilton R. M. Allworth, 28 James St. S. 

28.. .. Mount Zion Kemptville R. J. Patterson, Oxford Mills 

40....St. John's Hamilton C. F. Marshall, 43 Fairleigh Av. S 

42.. ..St. George's London C. M. Linnell, 105 Oxford St. W. 

43.. ..King Solomon's Woodstock A. W. Massie, 717 Rathbourne Ave. 

44. ...St. Thomas St. Thomas F. R. Palmer. 544 Talbot St. 

45....Brant Brantford Geo. Whitwill, 149 Sheridan St. 

46.. ..Wellington Chatham W. J. McCall, 24 Stanley St. 

47 ..Great Western Windsor J. N. Nickell, 2307 Windermere Rd. 

52....Dalhousie Ottawa H. W. Jackson, 290 Bronson Ave. 

56.. ..Victoria Sarnia H. W. Unsworth, 219 Mitton St. N 

57.. ..Harmony Binbrook Jas. D. Rose, Blackheath 

58.. ..Doric Ottawa J. A. Ross, 480 Cooper St. 

61. ...Acacia Hamilton C. E. Kelly, 73 Melrose Ave. 

64.. ..Kilwinning London W. Lancaster, 15 Stanley St. 

65....Rehoboam Toronto George H. Mitchell, 212 Keewatin A 

72.. ..Alma Gait A. J. Oliver, 45 James St. 

74. ...St. James S. Augusta H. H. Throop, R.R. No. 2, Brock- 
ville 

75.. ..St. John's Toronto J. W. Brader, 25 Hollywood Cresc. 

76... .Oxford Woodstock E. E. Dougall, 122 Wilson St. 

77.. ..Faithful Brethren ....Lindsay C. L. Davidson, 102 Kent St. W. 

86.. ..Wilson Toronto W. L. Lawer, 125 Erskine Ave. 

88....St. George's Owen Sound C. T. Waugh. 1321 4th Ave. W. 

92....Cataraqui Kingston T. N. Clarke, 159 Collingwood St. 

97.. ..Sharon Queensville W. D. Cameron, Keswick, Ont. 

99 Tuscan Newmarket W. R. Deavitt, 24 Queen St. W. 

100.. ..Valley Dundas F. A. Latshaw, 30 Melville St. 

101....Corinthian Peterborough R. F. Downey, 298 Boswell Ave. 

103. ...Maple Leaf St. Catharines A. E. Coombs, 197 Church St. 

105.. ..St. Mark's Niagara Falls Fred Trelford, 2547 Glenholm Ave. 

107.. ..St. Paul's Lambeth R. A. McDougall, R.R. No. 1, 

Glanworth 

108.. ..Blenheim Princeton G. E. Parkhill, R.R. No. 1, Princeton 

119. ...Maple Leaf Bath D. F. Aylsworth, R.R. No. 2 

120.. ..Warren Fingal C. P. Sikox, R.R. No. 3. Shedden 

121... .Doric Brantford J. P. Temple, 42 Nelson St. 

123.. ..Belleville Belleville J. McCarthy, 59 Everett St. 

125.. ..Cornwall Cornwall A. W. Gammon, Box 1181. 

127....Franck Frankford G. D. Wright. R.R. No.l. 

128....Pembroke Pembroke C. W. Fraser, 423 McKay St. 

139.. ..Lebanon Oshawa W. A. Hare, 8 Bond St. E. 

140.. Malahide Avlmer Geo. Stewart, Springfield 

144....Tecumseh Stratford S. W. Rust, 203 Douglas St. 

146.. ..Prince of Wales Newburgh D. Sexsmith, R.R. No. 1, W'ilton 

148 ...Civil Service Ottawa A. M. Hill, 6.52 Gilmour St. 

151. ...Grand River Kitchener P. Fisher, 11 Elgin St. 

153.. ..Burns Wyoming Alex. McManus, R.R. No. 1 

155 ...Peterborough Peterborough J. H. Vallery, 310 Pearl Ave. 

156.. ..York Toronto W. E. Hofland, 5 Elginton Ave. E 

158.. ..Alexandra Oil Springs N. D.'Munro.R.R. No. 2, Oil Springs 

159 Goodwood Richmond S. B. Gordon, R.R. No. 1. 

168....Merritt Welland L. R. Brennan, 62 Hellems Ave. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 353 



No. Lodge Location Secretary and P.O. Address 

177.. ..The Builders Ottawa J. J. McGill, 189 Holmwood Ave 

178....PlattsviIle Plattsville J. Bristow, Bright 

180....Speed Guelph B. Whetstone, 90 Yorkshire St. 

185....Enniskillen York E. S. Bradt, R.R. No. 5, Cayugg 

193.. ..Scotland Scotland E. E. Messecar, R.R. No. 1 

195 ..Tuscan London W. D. Jackson, Richmond Bldg. 

209a. St. John's London Edwin Smith, 528 Dufferin Ave. 

215 ...Lake Ameliasburg J. A. Weese, R.R. No. 7, Belleville 

218. ...Stevenson Toronto A. Robertson, 29 Mortimer Ave. 

222. ...Marmora Marmora C. H. Buskard, Deloro 

228.. ..Prince Arthur Listowel E. S. Parrott, R.R. No 1 

231 Lodge of Fidelity Ottawa R. McElroy, 116 Waverley St. 

233.. ..Doric Parkhill Geo. Portice, R.R. No. 8 

237.. ..Vienna Vienna R. McLean, R.R. No. 2 

247. ..Ashlar Toronto H. C. Davies, Ass't Sec'y, 35 Glebe 

Road W. 

253....Minden Kingston G. H. Veale, 218 Nelson St. 

254.. ..Clifton Niagara Falls J. D. Muir, 1028 St. Clair Ave. 

257.. ..Gait Gait E. F. Hetherington, 50 Cedar St. 

258.. ..Guelph Guelph F. F. Sweetman, 394 Woolwich St. 

264....Chaudiere Ottawa G. C. Bennett, 31 Euclid Ave. 

267....Parthenon Chatham T. G. Martin, 24 Lansdowne Ave. 

270.. ..Cedar Oshawa C. J. Pirie, 70 Drew St. 

272. ...Seymour Ancaster E. McMullen, R.R. 1. Hamilton 

287....Shuniah Port Arthur A. P. Freed, Box 85. 

289.. ..Doric Lobo D. H. Sells, Hyde Park, R.R. 1 

292.. ..Robertson King F. E. Boys, R.R. No. 2 

296.. ..Temple St. Catharines C. A. Brown, 222 St. Paul St. 

299. ...Victoria Centreville H. A. Carscallen, Enterprise 

300.. ..Mt. Olivet Thorndale J. A. Elgie, R.R. No. 1, Belton 

302.. ..St. David's St. Thomas W. H. Stapleton, 12 Drake St. 

304.. ..Minerva Stroud G. W. Hewson, R.R. No 2 

305....Humber Weston A. E. Scythes, 170 King St. 

309....Morning Star Cailow R. D. Munro, Auburn 

312 ...Pnyx W.-llaceburg D. F. Johnson, 329 William St. 

316 ...Doric Toronto R. H. Dee, 17 Constance St. 

322. ...North Star Owen Sound E. E. Vanstone, 976 Sixth Ave. E. 

324. ...Temple Hamilton H. I. Sparks. 62 Fairleigh Ave. S. 

326... Zetland Toronto J. Bennett, 121 Lawton Blvd. 

328 ...Ionic Napier R. Quick, R.R. No. 2, Alvinston. 

329 ...King Solomon's. Jarvis R. E. Miller, R.R. No. 3. 

330 Corinthian London W. A. Hunter, 226 King St. 

332... Stratford Stratford E. Denroche, 46 Erie Ave, Apt. 1 

339.. ..Orient Toronto W. J. Cordell, 117 Benson Ave. 

343.. ..Georgian Toronto G. Thompson, 419 Brunswick Ave 

345....Nilestown Nilestown J. F. Johnson, R.R. No. 8, London 

346.. ..Occident Toronto H. Gadsby, 546 Clinton St. 

357....Waterdown Millgrove J. R. Nichol, R.R. No. 4, Dundas 

361.... Waverley Guelph Wm. Templeman, 268 Queen St. 

367.. ..St. George Toronto A. B. Hutchcroft, 112 Kingsway, 

368.. ..Salem Brockville W. H. Drummond, 53 Pearl St. W. 

369....Mimico Lambton Mills W. A. Beecroft, 31 Palisades 

371. ...Prince of Wales Ottawa H. J. Sykes, 364 Wellington St. 

373....Copestone Welland A. Tattersall, 30 Franklin St. 

375. ...Lome Omemee R. T. H. Dick, R.R. No. 2 

377. ...Lome Shelbourne S. Patterson, R.R. No. 5. 

378. King Solomon's London Jas. White, 354 Picadilly St. 

379.. ..Middlesex Bryanston Chas. Gloyne, R.R. 2, Denfield. 

380.... Union London R. E. Tillson, 121 Rectory St. 

382.. ..Doric Hamilton L. P. Robertson, 112 South Oval 

384.. ..Alpha Toronto Wm. Moull, 11 Lindsay Ave 

388. ..Henderson Ilderton B. R. Clemance, RR. 1, Denfield 

390.... Florence Florence S. Hanks, R.R. 2, Croton 

397....Leopold Bridgen T. R. Stark, R.R. 2. 

398.. ..Victoria Lakefield E. C. Boynton, R.R. 3 

399. ...Moffat Hatrietsville J. M. MacVicar, R.R. No. 1, 

Belmont 

403 ...Windsor Windsor H. Beardmore, 1918 Verdun Ave. 

410....Zeta Toronto S. J. Boyde, 1542 Dufferin St. 

412.. ..Keystone Sault Ste. Marie ....J. H. Jenkinson, 20 Herrick St. 

415. .Fort William Fort William C. E. Coombes, 1122 Ridgeway St. 

419. ...Liberty Sarnia W. J. Aitchison. 140 N. Euphemia 

420....Nipissing North Bay B. F. Nott, Box 55 

426.. ..Stanley Toronto P. A. Holbrow, 118 Pendrith Ave. 



354 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



No. Lodge Location Secretary and P.O. Address 

430. ...Acacia Toronto M. E. Steele, 157 St. Germain Ave. 

434 ...Algonquin Emsdale Jas. Metcalfe, Katrine Sta. 

437. ...Tuscan Sarnia W. J. Barrie, 160 N. Christina St. 

438. ...Harmony Toronto G. H. Simmons, 915 Logan Ave. 

452....Avonmore Avonmore Allan McKinnon, R.R. No. 2, 

Monkland Sta. 

453. ...Royal Fort William R. T. Aldrich, 1437 McGregor Ave. 

469....Algoma ......Sault Ste. Marie ...J. Dudley, 46 The Drive 

473 The Beaches Toronto S. A. Griffin, 113 Rainsford Rd 

474. ...Victoria Toronto D. L. McPherson, 11 Abbott Ave. 

475....Dundum Hamilton G. Milne, 85 Lottridge St. 

481....Corinthian Toronto T. N. Dean, 186 Belsize Dr. 

483....Granton Granton A Hobbs, R.R. No. 3 

494....Riverdale Toronto R. F. Thomas. 933 Woodbine Ave. 

495.. ..Electric Hamilton Bert Culm, 259 Province St. S. 

496....University Toronto W. Dowds, 74 McLean Ave. 

499 ...Port Arthur Port Arthur S. H. Green, 105 Pine St. 

500. ..Rose Windsor D. W. F. Nichols, 333 Pine St. 

501....Connaught Mimico J. T. Lee, 96 Hillside Ave. 

504... Otter.. Lombardy E. W. Joynt, R.R. No. 1. 

508....Ozias Brantford E. W. Lavery, 51 Brunswick St. 

509. ...Twin City Kitchener G DeKleinhans, 561 Queen St. S. 

510....Parkdale Toronto J. H. Mills, 6 Baby Point Terrace 

511....Connaught Fort William E. C. Schoales, Canada Foundries 

513. ...Corinthian Hamilton J. R. Croft, 104 Burris St. 

514.. ..St. Albans Toronto G. F. Franklin, 35 Gough Ave. 

515....Reba Brantford S. W. Seago, 182 Brant Ave. 

517....Hazeldean Hazeldean J. H. Nesbit, R.R. 2, Stittsville 

519.. ..Onondaga Onondaga A. A. Barton, R.R. 1 Cainsville 

520....Coronati Toronto H. Spencer, 32 Sorauren Ave. 

521.... Ontario Windsor A. R. Graham, 359 Partington Ave 

522. ...Mt. Sinai Toronto Max Cooper, 32 Ardmore Rd. 

532. ...Royal Arthur Peterborough G. W. Haley, 85 Benson Ave. 

525.. ..Temple Toronto J. F. Judge, 176 Marion St. 

526.. ..Ionic Westboro P. E. Watters, 139 Bayswater Ave. 

531. ...High Park Toronto R. B Magill, 35 Armadale Ave. 

532. ...Canada Toronto Alexander Wilson, 24 Badgerow Ave 

533.. ..Shamrock Toronto E. W. Leith, 84 Gothic Ave. 

535.. ..Phoenix Fonthill F. H. Clark, R.R. No. 2, Welland 

537. ...Ulster Toronto G. Chambers, 211 Browning Ave. 

539.... Waterloo Waterloo C. O. Hemphill, 56 Alexandra Ave. 

541. ...Tuscan Toronto S. J. Jackson, 897 Bloor St. W. 

542 Metropolitan Toronto T. E. C Butler, 503 Broadview Ave. 

543.. ..Imperial Toronto A. G. Corscadden, 51 Highcroft Rd 

544. ...Lincoln Abingdon Stanley Young, R.R.I, Caistor Centre 

545.... John Ross 

Robertson Toronto W. J. S. Graham, 16 Herbert Ave. 

546.. ..Talbot St. Thomas W. A. McPherson, 38 Metcalfe St. 

547 Victory Toronto H. J. Unwin, 301 Garden Ave. 

548.. ..General Mercer Toronto C. H. Dearden, 122 Gilmour Ave. 

549....Ionic Hamilton J. R. Simpson, 21 Belview Ave. 

550....Buchanan Hamilton A. M. Moore, 31 Genesee St. 

551. ...Tuscan Hamilton T. W. Appleton, 396 Main St. E. 

552.. ..Queen City Toronto Walter Carey, 2052 Gerrard St. E. 

553,...Oakwood Toronto S. H. McElwain, 90 Cloverlawn Ave. 

554. ..Border Cities Windsor E. T. Howe, 969 London St. W. 

555....Wardrope Hamilton J. Forth, 210 Charlton Ave. W. 

558. ...Sidney Albert Luke. .Ottawa R. M. Stanton, 124 Aylmer Ave. 

559.... Pales tine Toronto H. Melvin, 167 Winona Drive 

560.. ..St. Andrew's Ottawa J. N. Salter, 8 Westmount Ave. 

562.. ..Hamilton Hamilton E. L. Kerr. 432 Main St. E. 

563. ...Victory Chatham C. E. Clements, 121 King St. W. 

564. ...Ashlar Ottawa G. Powers, 16 Rideau Terrace 

565. ..Kilwinning Toronto M. Strachan, 85 Mavety St. 

566.. ..King Hiram Toronto C. V. Tottle, 2362 Bloor St. W. 

567.. ..fat. Aidans Toronto W. R. Taylor, 627 Lonsdale Rd. 

570... Duff erin Toronto J. A. Hodgins, 95 Clinton St. 

571 ...Antiquity Toronto T. G. Fairbaim, 98 du Vernet Ave. 

572 .. Mizpah Toronto F. Howell, 24 Olive Ave. 

573....Adoniram Niagara Falls C. H. Stringer, 1259 Heywood Ave. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 355 



No. Lodge Location Secretary and P.O. Address 

574... .Craig Ailsa Craig W. G. Smith, R.R. 6, Parkhill 

575.... Fidelity Toronto W. Moull, 11 Lindsay Ave. 

576. ...Mimosa Toronto G. F. Empringham, 142 Dawes Rd. 

577.. ..St. Clair Toronto M. L. Martyn, 302 Sterling Towers 

578.. ..Queens Kingston L. T. Rutledge, 604 Earl St. 

579. ...Harmony Windsor W. H. Kent, 1577 Goyeau St. 

580.. .Acacia London J. W. Bradshaw, 707 Waterloo St. 

581....Harcourt Toronto A. G. Poupore, 27 Melinda St. 

582....Sunnyside Toronto K. N. Carrie, 58 Roncesvalles Ave 

583. ...Transportation Toronto J. G. Dunn, 169 Armadale Ave. 

584....Kaministiquia Fort William N. B. Darrell, 132 South May St. 

585. ...Royal Edward Kingston S. A. Hitsman, 637 Johnson St. 

586.... War Veterans Toronto F. J. Johnson, 111 Lakeshore Blvd 

587. ...Patricia Toronto Root. Somerville, 127 Garden Ave. 

589.. ..Grey Toronto J. W. Tucker, 33 Regal Rd. 

590.. ..Defenders Ottawa J. D. Gardner, 143 Echo Drive 

591. ...North Gate Toronto Geo. E. Dixon, 232 Glengrove Av. W 

592....Fairbank Toronto T. G. Taylor, Fairbuank P.O. 

593.. ..St. Andrew's Hamilton F. W. Davidson, 52 Barnesdale Ave 

594....Hillcrest Hamilton G. A. Sweatman, 40 Alpine Ave. 

595....Rideau Ottawa G. Chequer, 3 Ashbury PI. Linden- 
lea, Ottawa 

597. ...Temple London A. Woonton, 714 Maitland St. 

598.... Dominion Windsor J. A. Wickens, 680 Dougall Ave. 

599. ...Mount Dennis Mount Dennis F. Thain, 12 Craydon Ave. Mount 

Dennis 

600.. ..Maple Leaf Toronto A. B. Barber, 22 Temle Ave. 

601. ...St. Paul's Sarnia J. T. Elliott, 110 Crawlord St. 

602. ...Hugh Murray Hamilton E. Eaglesham, 15 Emerald St. S. 

604. ...Palace Windsor J. G. Moncrieff, Heintzman Bldg 

605....Melita Toronto C. H. Lord, 500 Millwood Rd 

606 ...Unity Toronto E. F. Trumper, 528 Jane St. 

607.. ..Golden Fleece Toronto R. Macfarlane, 1602 Bathurst St 

608.. ..Gothic Lindsay W. R. Allely, Town Hall 

610.. ..Ashlar Byron N. T. Sanderson, R. R. No. 7 

London 

611. ...Huron-Bruce Toronto H. W. Hoag, 240 Danforth Ave 

612. ...Birch Cliff Birch Cliff W. P. Smith, 61 Kildonan Dr. 

616. ...Perfection St. Catharines G. H. Davis, 9 Trafalgar St 

617.. ..North Bay North Bay E. R. Herbert, 159 First Ave. E 

618. ...Thunder Bay Port Arthur R. L. Northan, Box 201. 

619....Runnymede Toronto W. McK. Hamshaw, 76 Glendale Av 

620. ...Bay of Quinte Toronto S. Chamberlain, 201 Cottingham St 

625....Hatherly Sault Ste. Marie ....G. E. Richardson, 14 The Drive 

626.. ..Stamford Stamford Centre ....R. F. Cooper, 385 Thorold Rd 

627....Pelee Scudder Wm. Stewart, Pelee Island P.O. 

629....Grenville Toronto W. J. Streight, 44 Fairview Blvd. 

630....Prince of Wales Toronto Albert Young, 12 GlenWood Ave. 

632. ...Long Branch Mimico G. A. Brandow, 12 6th St. New 

Toronto 

34.. ..Delta Toronto Alex. Lawrence, 148 Roehampton A 

35.. ..Wellington Toronto T. G. Haslam, 14 Oakldene Ave. 

637. ...Caledonia Toronto Jas. C. McAllister, 147 Browning Av 

638.. ..Bedford Toronto C. H. R. Devey, 67 Yonge St. Blvd. 

639. ...Beach Hamilton Beach H. S. Marshall, 554 Beach Blvd. 

Hamilton 

640.. ..Anthony Sayer Mimico E. J. Hutchins, 36 Eastbourne Cres 

641. ...Garden Windsor John Briggs, 1553 Marentette Ave. 

642. ...St. Andrew's Windsor M. Burbridge, 11^ Elm Ave. 

643.. ..Cathedral Toronto C. W. Magee. 79 Sherwood Ave. 

644....Simcoe Toronto W. G. Mackay, 175 St. Clair Ave. E. 

645.. ..Lake Shore Mimico E. H. Glenn, 17 Eastbourne Cresc., 

Toronto 
647....Todmorden Todmorden W. E. Judges, 4 Ivy Ave 

Toronto 

649. ...Temple Oshawa H. W. Hester, 58 Simcoe St. N. 

651....Dentonia Toronto T. W. Chambers, 31 Hammersmith 

652....Memorial Toronto S. J. Boyde, 1542 Dufferin St. 

654.. ..Ancient Landmarks Hamilton Jas. MacKay, 153 Kensington Av S 

655....Kingsway Lambton Mills D. J. Gunn, 65 Grenview Blvd. 



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LIST OF LODGES-BY DISTRICTS 



D,D,G,M, 



ALGOMA DISTRICT— (8 Lodges) 
-R,W, Bro, Cecil M, Mclntyre. Hornepayne 



No. 287 — Shuniah Port Arthur No. 

No. 415 — Fort William..Fort William No. 

No. 453 — Royal Fort William No. 

No. 499 — Port Arthur.. ..Port Arthur No. 



511 — ConnaughtW. Fort William 
584 — Kaministiquia Fort William 
618 — Thunder Bay.. Port Arthur 
636 — Hornepayne ....Hornepayne 



BRANT DISTRICT— (14 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M — R.W, Bro, Geo, T, Knox. Oakland 

No. 243 — St. George St. George 

No. 319 — Hiram Hage>-sville 

No. 329 — King Solomon Jarvis 

No. 505 — Lynden Lynden 

No. 508 — Ozias Brantford 

No. 515 — Reba Brantford 

No. 519 — Onondaga Onondaga 



No. 35 — St. Johns Cayuga 

No. 45 — Brant Brantford 

No. 82 — St. Johns Palis 

No. 106 — Burford Burford 

No. 1 13 — Wilson Waterford 

No. 121— Doric Brantford 

No. 193- Scotland Scotland 



BRUCE DISTRICT— (12 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M,— R,W, Bro, W, Harold Work. Wiarton 



No. 131 — St. Lawrence. .Southampton No. 

No. 197 — Saugeen Walkerton No. 

No. 235 — Aldworth Paisley No. 

No. 262— Harriston Harriston No. 

No. 315 — Clifford Clifford No. 

No. 362 — Maple Leaf Tara No. 



393 — Forest Chesley 

396 — Cedar Wiarton 

429— Port Elgin Port Elgin 

431 — Moravian Cargill 

432 — Hanover Hanover 

436 — Burns Hepworth 



CHATHAM DISTRICT- 
D.D.G.M.— R.W, Bro, Wm, J, 

No. 46 — Wellington Chatham No. 

No. 245 — Tecumseh Thamesville No. 

No. 255 — Sydenham Dresden No. 

No. 267 — Parthenon Chatham No. 

No. 274 — Kent Blenheim No. 

No. 282 — Lome Glencoe No. 

No. 312 — Pnyx Wallaceburg No. 



(14 Lodges) 
McCall. Chatham 

327 — Hammond Wards ville 

336 — Highgate Highgate 

390 — Florence Florence 

39 1 — Howard Ridgetown 

422 — Star of the East Bothwell 

457 — Century Merlin 

563 — Victory Chatham 



EASTERN DISTRICT— 
D,D,G,M — R,W, Bro, Arthur 

No 21a — St. Johns Vankleek Hill No. 

No. 125 — Cornwall Cornwall No. 

No. 142 — Excelsior Morrisburg No. 

No. 143 — Friendly Brothers ..Iroquois No. 

No. 186 — Plantagenet Riceville No. 

No. 207 — Lancaster Lancaster No. 

No. 256 — Farran's Point Aultsville No. 

No. 320 — Chesterville Chesterville No. 

No. 383 — Henderson Winchester No. 



(18 Lodges) 
MacMillan. Finch 

418 — Maxville Maxville 

439 — Alexandria Alexandria 

450 — Hawkesbury Hawkesbury 

452 — Avonmore Avonmore 

458— Wales Wales 

480 — Williamsburg. .Williamsburg 

491 — Cardinal Cardinal 

557 — Finch Finch 

596 — Martintown Martintown 



FRONTENAC DISTRICT 
D,D,G,M,— R,W, Bro, Robert J, 

No. 3 — Ancient St. Johns.. Kingston No. 

No. 9 — Union Napanee No. 

No. 92 — Cataraqui Kingston Xo. 

No. 109 — Albion Harrowsmith No. 

No. 119 — Maple Leaf Bath No. 

No. 146 — Prince of Wales. .Newburgh No. 

No. 157 — Simpson Newboro No. 

No. 201 — Leeds Gananoque No. 

No. 228 — Prince Arthur Odessa No 



(18 Lodges) 
Webster. Gananoque 

253 — Minden Kingston 

299 — Victoria Centreville 

404 — Lome Tarn worth 

441 — Westport Westport 

460 — Rideau Seeley's Bay 

497 — St. Andrew's Arden 

578 — Queen's Kingston 

585 — Royal Edward Kingston 

621 — Frontenac Sharbot Lak« 



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GEORGIAN DISTRICT 
D,D,G,M, — R.W, Bro, Raymon 

90 — Manito Collingwood No. 

96 — Corinthian Barrie No. 

137 — Pythagoras Meaford No. 

192— Orillia Orillia No. 

230— Kerr Barrie No. 

234 — Beaver Thornbury No. 

236 — Manitoba Cookstown No. 

249 — Caledonian Midland No - 

266 — Northern Light Stayner No - 

285— Seven Star Alliston 



(19 Lodges) 
d E, Ives. Stayner 

304 — Minerva Stroud 

348 — Georgian.... Penetanguishene 

385 — Spry Beeton 

444 — Nitetis Creemore 

466 — Coronation Elmvale 

467 — Tottenham Tottenham 

470 — Victoria ...Victoria Harbour 

492 — Karnak Coldwater 

538 — Earl Kitchener. Pt.McNicol 



GREY DISTRICT— (12 Lodges) 
D,D,G,M,— R.W, Bro, Jas, H, Brownlee. Owen Sound 



No. 88 — St. George's Owen Sound No. 

No. 200 — St. Alban's Mount Forest No. 

No. 216 — Harris Orangeville No. 

No. 271 — Wellington Erin No. 

No. 306 — Durham Durham No. 

No. 322 — North Star Owen Sound No. 



333 — Prince Arthur Flesherton 

334— Prince Arthur Arthur 

377 — Lome Shelburne 

421 — Scott Grand Valley 

449 — Dundalk Dundalk 

490 — Hiram Markdale 



HAMILTON DISTRICT 
D,D,G,M,— R,W, Bro, Chas, F 

No. 6 — Barton Hamilton No. 

No. 40 — St. Johns Hamilton No. 

No. 100 — Valley Dundas No. 

No. 135 — St Clair Milton No. 

No. 165 — Burlington Burlington No 

No. 272 — Seymour Ancaster No. 

No. 291 — DufTerin W. Flamboro No 

No. 324 — Temple Hamilton No 



A — (16 Lodges) 

, Marshall. Hamilton 

357 — Waterdown Millgrove 

400 — Oakville Oakville 

475 — Dundurn Hamilton 

513 — Corinthian Hamilton 

551 — Tuscan Hamilton 

562 — Hamilton Hamilton 

602 — Hugh Murray Hamilton 

603 — Campbell Campbell ville 



HAMILTON DISTRICT 
D,D,G,M— R,W, Bro, Wm, A 

No. 7 — Union Grimsby No. 

No. 27 — Strict Observance Hamilton No. 

No. 57 — Harmony Binbrook No. 

No. <•! — Acacia Hamilton No. 

Nw. 62 — St. Andrews Caledonia No 

No. 166 — Went worth Stoney Creek No 

No. 185 — Enniskillen York No 

No. 382 — Doric Hamilton No 

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, Laidlaw. Hamilton 

495 — Electric Hamilton 

544 — Lincoln Abingdon 

549 — Ionic Hamilton 

550— Buchanan Hamilton 

555 — Wardrope Hamilton 

593 — St. Andrews Hamilton 

594 — Hillcrest Hamilton 

639 — Beach Burlington Beach 

654 — Ancient Landmarks 

Hamilton 



LONDON DISTRICT 
D,D,G,M— R,W, Bro, Colin 

No. 20 — St. Johns' London No. 

No. 42 — St. George's London No. 

No. 64 — Kilwinning London No. 

No. 107 — St. Paul's Lambeth No. 

No. 190 — Belmont Belmont No. 

No. 195 — Tuscan London No. 

No. 209a — St. John's London No. 

No. 289 — Doric Lobo No. 

No. 300 — Mount Olivet Thorndale No. 

No. 330 — Corinthian London No. 

No. 344 — Merrill Dorchester Sta. No. 

No. 345 — Nilestown Nilestown 



-(23 Lodges) 
McKinlay. London 

358 — Delaware Valley ..Delaware 

378 — King Solomon's London 

379 — Middlesex Bryanston 

380 — Union London 

388 — Henderson Ilderton 

394 — King Solomon. ..Thamesford 

399 — Moffat Harriets ville 

529 — Myra Komoka 

580 — Acacia London 

597 — Temple London 

610— Ashlar Byror. 



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MUSKOKA DISTRICT— (8 Lodges) 
D,D,G,M, — R.W, Bro, Joseph B, Lake. Powassan 

352 — Granite Parry Sound No. 423 — Strong Sundridge 



360 — Muskoka Bracebridge No. 

376 — Unity Huntsville No. 

409 — Golden Rule Gravenhurst No. 



434 — Algonquin ....' Emsdale 

443 — Powassan Powassan 

454 — Corona Burk's Falls 



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NIAGARA A DISTRICT— '12 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. John H. Patterson. Smithville 

No. 2 — Niagara Niarara No. 27? — Seymour Port Dalhousie 

No. 15 — St. George's St. Catharines No. 296 — Temple St. Catharines 

No. 32 — Amity Dunnville No. 338 — Dufferin Wellandport 

No. 103 — Maple Leaf ..St. Catharines No. 502 — Coronation Smithville 

No. 115 — Ivy Beamsville No. 614 — Adanac .... Merritton 

No. 221 — Mountain Thorold No. 616 — Perfection St. Catharines 

NIAGARA B DISTRICT (13 Lodges) 
D,D,G,M.— R.W Bro. Milton C. Bacon, Chippawa 

No. 105 — St. Marks Niagara Falls No. 471 — Sang EdwardVII Chippawa 

No. 168 — Merritt Welland No. 535 — Phoenix „ Fonthill 

No. 169 — Macnab Port Colbome No. 573 — Adoniram. ...Niagara Falls 

No. 254 — Clifton Niagara Falls No. 613 — Fort Erie Fort Erie 

No. 337 — Myrtle Port Robinson No. 615 — Dom in ion Ridgeway 

No. 372 — Palmer Bridgeburg No. 626 — Stamford South End 

No. 373 — Copestone Welland 

NIPISSING EAST DISTRICT— 8 Lodges^ 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. D. G. Stevens. North Bay 

No. 405 — Mattawa Mattawa No. 4S5 — Haileybury Haileybury 

No. 420 — Nipissinc North Bay No. 4So — -Silver Cobalt 

No. 447 — Sturgeon Fa. Sturgeon Falls No. 507 — Elk Lake Elk Lake 

No. 462 — TemiskamingXewLiskeard No. 617 — North Bay North Bay 

NIPISSING WEST DISTRICT— [12 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. G. A. Shier. Sault Ste. Marie 

No. 412 — Keystone Sault Ste. Marie No. 4S7 — Ponewobikong Blind River 

No. 427 — Nickel Sudbury No. 527 — Espanola Espanola 

No. 442 — Dvment Thessalon No. 536 — Algonquin Copper Cliff 

No. 435 — Doric Little Current No. 5SS — National Capreol 

No. 469 — Algoma. Sault Ste. Marie No. 622 — Lorne Chapleau 

No. 472 — Gore Bay Gore Bay No. 625 — Hatherly Sault Ste. Marie 

NORTH HURON DISTRICT— (12 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. John A. Wylie. Wroxeter 

Xo. 93 — Northern Light. .Kincardine No. 286 — Wingham. Wingham 

No. 162 — Forest. Wroxeter No. 303 — Blytlu. Blyth 

No. 184 — Old Light. Lueknow No. 314 — Blair Palmerston 

No. 225 — Bernard Listowel No. 331 — Fordwich. Fcrdwich 

Xo! 276 — Teeswater Teeswater No. 341 — Bruce. Tiverton 

No. 284 — St. Johns Brussels No. 568 — Hullett. Xondesboro 

ONTARIO DISTRICT— (13 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Cecil F, Cannon. Oshawa 

No. 17 — St. John's Cobourg No. 91 — Colbome Colborne 

No. 26 — Ontario Port Hope No. 114 — Hope Port Hope 

No. 30 — Composite Wliitby No. 139 — Lebanon Oshawa 

Xo. 31 — Jerusalem Bowmanville No. 270 — Cedar Oshawa 

No. 39 — Mount Zion Brooklin No. 325 — Orono Orono 

Xo 66 — Durham Newcastle No. 42S — Fidelity Port Perry 

No. 649 — Temple Oshawa 

OTTAWA DISTRICT— (27 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. A. B, Hyndman. Carp 

Xo. 52 — Dalhousie Ottawa Xo. 196 — Madawaska Arnprior 

Xo. 58 — Doric Ottawa Xo. 231 — Lodge of Fidelity Ottawa 

Xo! 63 — St. John's Carleton Place Xo. 264 — Chaudiere Ottawa 

Xo! 122 — Renfrew Renfrew No. 371 — Prince of Wales Ottawa 

No. 128 — Pembroke Pembroke Xo. 433 — Bonnechere Eganville 

Xo. 147 — Mississippi Almonte Xo. 459— Cobden Cobden 

Xo. 148 — Civil Service Ottawa Xo. 465 — Carleton Carp 

Xo. 159 — Goodwood .Richmond Xo. 476 — Corinthian Xorth Cower 

Xo 177 — The Builders Ottawa No. 479 — Russell Russell 



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516 — Enterprise Beachburg 

5 1 7 — Hazeldean Hazeldean 

526 — Ionic Westboro 

558 — Sidney Albert Luke Ottawa 
560 — St. Andrew's Ottawa 



No. 561 — Acacia Westboro 

No. 564 — Ashlar Ottawa 

No. 590 — Defenders Ottawa 

No. 595 — Rideau Ottawa 



PETERBOROUGH DISTRICT— (11 Lodges) 
D,D,G,M — R,W, Bro, Herrick W, Roche. Havelock 



101 — Corinthian Peterborough 

126 — Golden Rule...Campbellford 

145— J. B. Hall Millbrook 

1 55 — Peterborough.. Peterborough 
161 — Percy Wark worth 



No. 223 — Norwood Norwood 

No. 313 — Clementi Lakefield 

No. 374 — Keene Keene 

No. 435 — Havelock Haveloclf 

No. 523 — Royal Arthur Peterborough 

No. 633— Hastings Hastings 



PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT— (16 Lodges) 
D,D,G,M,— R,W, Bro, Robert D, Adams. Belleville 



1 1 — Moira Belleville 

18 — Prince Edward Picton 

29 — United Brighton 

38 — Trent Trenton 

48 — Madoc Madoc 

50 — Consecon Consecon 

69 — Stirling Stirling 

123— Belleville Belleville 



No. 1 27 — Franck Frankford 

No. 164 — Star in the East. Wellington 

No. 215 — Lake Ameliasburg 

No. 222 — Marmora Marmora 

No. 239 — Tweed Tweed 

No. 283— Eureka Belleville 

No. 401 — Craig Deseronto 

No. 482 — Bancroft Bancroft 



SARNIA DISTRICT,— (21 Lodges) 
D,D,G,M — R.W, Bro, Ewald G, Kremer. Courtright 



No. 56 — Victoria Sarnia 

No. 81 — St. Johns Mount Brydges 

No. 83 — Beaver Strathroy 

No. 1 16 — Cassia 1 hedford 

No. 153 — Burns Wyoming 

No. 158 — Alexandra Oil Springs 

No. 194 — Petrolia Petrolia 

No. 238— Havelock Watford 

No. 260 — Washington Petrolia 

No. 263 — Forest Forest 

No. 294 — Moore Courtright 



No. 307 — Arkona Arkona 

No. 323 — Alvinston Alvinston 

No. 328 — Ionic Napier 

No. 392 — Huron Camlachie 

No. 397 — Leopold Brigden 

No. 419 — Liberty Sarnia 

No. 425— St. Clair Sombra 

No. 437 — Tuscan Sarnia 

No. 503 — In wood In wood 

No. 601 — St. Paul Sarnia 



SOUTH HURON DISTRICT— (17 Lodges) 
D,D,G,M,— R,W, Bro, Harold M, Corbett. Lucan 



No. 33 — Maitland Goderich 

No. 73 — St. James St. Mary's 

No. 84 — Clinton Clinton 

No. 133 — Lebanon Forest Exeter 

No. 141 — Tudor Mitchell 

No. 144 — Tecumseh Stratford 

No. 154 — Irving Lucan 

No. 1 70 — Britannia Seaforth 

No. 224 — Huron Hensall 



No. 233 — Doric Parkhill 

No. 309 — Morning Star Catlow 

No. 332 — Stratford Stratford 

No. 456 — Elma Monk ton 

No. 478 — Milverton Milverton 

No. 483 — Granton Granton 

No. 574 — Craig Ailsa Craig 

No. 609 — Tavistock Tavistock 



ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT— (19 Lodges) 
D,D,G,M — R,W, Bro, Hubert L, Scott. Mallorytown 



No. 5 — Sussex Brockville No. 

No. 14 — True Britons Perth No. 

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

No. 28 — Mount Zion Kemptville No. 

No. 55 — Merrickville Merrickville No. 

No. 74 — St. James South Augusta No. 

No. 85 — Rising Sun Athens No. 

No. 110 — Central Prescott No. 

N i. 209 — Evergreen Lanark No. 

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242 — Macoy Mallorytown 

368 — Salem Biockville 

370^Harmony Delta 

387 — Lansdowne Lansdowne 

389 — Crystal F'ntain N. Augusta 

416 — Lyn Lyn 

489 — Osiris Smith's Falls 

504 — Otter Lombardy 

556 — Nation Spencer ville 

650 — Fidelity Toledo 



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ST. THOMAS DISTRICT— (11 Lodges) 
D,D,G,M — R.W. Bro. Omar J, Davies. Rodney 

No. 44 — St. Thomas St. Thomas No. 

No. 94 — St. Marks Port Stanley No. 

No. 120 — Warren Fingal No. 

No. 140 — Malahide Aylmer No. 

No. 171 — Prince of Wales, Lawrence St. No. 
No. 232 — Cameron Dutton 



302 — St. Davids St. Thomas 

364 — Duffrrin Melbourne 

386— McColl West Lome 

41 1 — Rodney Rodnev 

546 — Talbot St. Thomas 



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TEMISKAMING DISTRICT— (7 Lodges) 
D,D,G,M — R,W, Bro. Roscoe C, Mortson. Timmins 

506 — Porcupine Porcupine 



528 — Golden Beaver Timmins 

530 — Cochrane Cochrane 



No. 534 — Englehart Englehart 

No. 540 — Abitibi Iroquois Falls 

No. 623 — Doric Kirkland Lake 

No. 648 — Spruce Falls.. ..Kapuskasing 



TORONTO DISTRICT A— (30 Lodges) 



D.D.G.M — R,W, Bro, Nathan 

229 — Ionic Brampton No. 

305 — Humber Weston No. 

346 — Occident Toronto No. 

356 — River Park Streetsville No. 

369 — Mimico Lambton Mills No. 

426 — Stanley Toronto No. 

474 — Victoria Toronto No. 

501 — Connaught Mimico No. 

510 — Parkdale Toronto No. 

522 — Mt. Sinai Toronto No. 

524 — Mississauga Port Credit No. 

525 — Temple Toronto No. 

531 — High Park Toronto No. 

548 — General Mercer Toronto No. 

565 — Kilwinning ..Toronto No. 



Phillips. Toronto 

566 — King Hiram Toronto 

575 — Fidelity Toronto 

582 — Sunny side Toronto 

583 — Transportation Toronto 

587 — Patricia Toronto 

599 — Mt. Dennis Weston 

600 — Maple Leaf Toronto 

605 — Melita Toronto 

619 — Runny mede Toronto 

630 — Prince of Wales ....Toronto 

632 — Long Branch Mimico 

640 — Anthony Sayer Mimico 

645 — Lake Shore Mimico 

652 — Memorial Weston 

655 — Kings way.... Lambton Mills 



TORONTO DISTRICT B— (30 Lodges) 



D,D,G,M — R,W, Bro, Birger 

16 — St. Andrews Toronto No 

25 — Ionic Toronto No 

75 — St. John's Toronto No 

87 — Markham Union. Markham No 

136 — Richardson Stouffville No 

218 — Stevenson Toronto No 

220 — Zeredatha Uxbridge No 

269 — Brougham Union. Claremont No 

316 — Doric Toronto No 

339 — Orient Toronto No 

343 — Geoigina Toronto No 

354 — Brock Cannington No 

424 — Doric Pickering No 

430 — Acacia Toronto No, 

464 — King Edward Sunderland No, 



E, Ekblad. Toronto 

473 — Beaches Toronto 

494 — Riverdale Toronto 

520 — Ccronati Toronto 

532 — Canada Toronto 

543 — Imperial Toronto 

545 — J no Ross Robertson Toronto 

552 — Queen City Toronto 

567 — St. Aidans Toronto 

576 — Mimosa Toronto 

612— Birch Cliff Birch Cliff 

620 — Bay of Quinte Toronto 

637 — Caledonia Toronto 

647 — Todmorden ....Todmorden 

651 — Dentonia Toronto 

653 — Scarboro Agincourt 



TORONTO DISTRICT C— (27 Lodges) 



D.D.G.M ,— R,W, Bro, Joseph 

No. 22 — King Solomon Toronto No. 

No. 23 — Richmond Richmond Hill No. 

No 65 — Rehoboam Toronto No. 

No. 79 — Simcoe Bradford No. 

No. 86 — Wilson Toronto No. 

No. 97 — Sharon Queensville No. 

No. 99 — Tuscan Newmarket No. 

No. 129 — Rising Sun Aurora No. 

No. 156 — York Toronto No. 

No. 247 — Ashlar Toronto No. 

No. 265 — Patterson Thornhill No. 

No. 326 — Zetland Toronto No. 

No. 438 — Harmony Toronto No. 

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A, Troyer. Toronto 

481 — Corinthian Toronto 

512 — Malone Suttoo 

542 — Metropolitan Toronto 

553 — Oak wood Toronto 

577 — St. Clair Toronto 

5S1 — Hai court Toionto 

591 — North Gate Toronto 

592— Fairbank Toronto 

606— Unity Toronto 

607 — Golden Fleece Toronto 

629 — Gtenville Toronto 

634 — Delta Toronto 

638 — Bedford Toronto 

646— Rowland Mt. Albert 



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TORONTO DISTRICT D 
D.D.G.M,— R.W, Bro, Ivan B, 

54 — Vaughan Maple No. 

98 — True Blue Bolton No. 

1 18 — Union Schomberg No. 

292 — Robertson King No. 

31 1 — Blackwood Woodbridge No. 

367 — St. George Toronto No. 

384 — Alpha Toronto No. 

410 — Zeta Toronto No. 

468 — Peel Caledon East No. 

496 — University Toronto No. 

514 — St. Alban's Toronto No. 

533 — Shamrock Toronto No. 

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(25 Lodges) 
Mussel man. Maple 

537 — Ulster Toronto 

541 — Tuscan Toronto 

547 — Victory Toronto 

559 — Palestine Toronto 

570— Dufferin Toronto 

571 — Antiquity Toronto 

572 — Mizpah Toronto 

586 — War Veterans Toronto 

589 — Grey Toronto 

611 — Huron-Bruce Toronto 

635 — Wellington Toronto 

643 — Cathedral Toronto 

644 — Simcoe Toronto 



VICTORIA DISTRICT— (12 Lodges) 
D,D,G,M — R.W, Bro, Walter W, Finney. Kirkfield 



77 — Faithful Brethren. .Lindsay 

268 — Verulam Bobcaygeon 

375 — Lome Omemee 

398— Victoria Kirkfield 

406 — Spry Fenelon Falls 

408 — Murray Beaverton 



No. 440— Arcadia Minden 

No. 451 — Somerville Kinmount 

No. 463 — North Entrance Haliburton 

No. 477 — Harding Woodville 

No. 498 — King George V Coboconk 

No. 608 — Gothic Lindsay 



WELLINGTON DISTRICT 
D,D,G,M ,— R.W, Bro, John F, 

72 — Alma Gait No. 

151 — Grand River Kitchener No. 

172 — Ayr Ayr No. 

180 — Speed Guelph No. 

203 — Irvine Elora No. 

205 — New Dom'on, NewHamburg No. 

219 — Credit Georgetown No. 

257— Gait Gait No. 

258 — Guelph Guelph No. 

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(19 Lodges) 
Carmichael. Kitchener 

279— New Hope Hespeler 

295 — Conestogo Drayton 

297 — Preston Preston 

318 — Wilmot Baden 

321 — Walker Acton 

347 — Mercer Fergus 

361 — Waverley.... Guelph 

509 — Twin City Kitchener 

539 — Waterloo... Waterloo 

628 — Glenrose Eltnira 



WESTERN DISTRICT— (8 Lodges) 
D,D,G,M, R,W, Bro, Jas, W, Douglas. Kenora 

414 — Pequonga Kenora No. 461 — Ionic Rainy River 

417 — Keewatin Keewatin No. 484 — Golden Star Dryden 

445 — Lake of the Words.. Kenora No. 518 — Sioux Lookout Sioux L'out 
446 — Granite Fort Frances No.' 631 — Manitou Emo 



WILSON DISTRICT- 
D,D,G,M — R,W, Bro, Gordon 

10 — Norfolk Simcoe No 

37 — King Hiram Ingersoll No 

43 — King Solomon's.. Woodstock No 

68 — St. John's Ingersoll No 

76 — Oxford Woodstock No 

78 — King Hiram Tillsonburg No 

104 — St. John's Norwich No 

108 — Blenheim Princeton No 

149 — Erie Port Dover No 

174 — Walsingham Port Rowan No 



-(20 Lodges) 

A, Smith. Innerkip 

178 — Plattsville Plattsville 

181 — Oriental Port Burwell 

217 — Frederick Delhi 

237 — Vienna Vienna 

250 — Thistle Embro 

259 — Springfield Springfield 

261 — Oak Branch Innerkip 

359 — Vittoria Vittoria 

569 — Doric Lakeside 

. 624 — Dereham Mt. Elgin 



WINDSOR DISTRICT 
D,D,G,M,— R,W, t ro, A, H, Ma 



34 — Thistle Amherstburg No. 

41 — St. George Kingsville No. 

47 — Great Western Windsor No. 

290 — Leamington Leamington No. 

395 — Parvaim Comber No. 

402 — Central Essex No. 

403 — Windsor Windsor No. 

413 — Naphtali Tilbury No. 

448 — Xenophon Wheatley No. 

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(19 Lodges) 
cQuarrie. Windsor, 

488 — King Edward Harrow 

500 — Rose Windsor 

521 — Ontario Windsor 

554 — Border Cities Windsor 

579 — Harmony Windsor 

598 — Dominion Windsor 

604 — Palace Windsor 

627 — Pelee Scudder 

641 — Garden Windsor 

642 — St. Andrew's Windsor 



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RECAPITULATION 

Algoma District 8 Lodges 

Brant District 14 Lodges 

Bruce District 12 Lodges 

Chatham District 14 Lodges 

Eastern District 18 Lodges 

Krontenac District : 18 Lodges 

Georgian District 19 Lodges 

Grey District : 12 Lodges 

Hamilton A District 16 Lodges 

Hamilton B District 17 Lodges 

London 23 Lodges 

Musk ok a Distiict 8 Lodges 

Niagara A. District 12 Lodges 

Niagara B District 13 Lodges 

Nipissing East District 8 Lodges 

Nipissing West District 12 Lodges 

North Huron District 12 Lodges 

Ontario District 13 Lodges 

Ottawa District 27 Lodges 

Peterborough District 11 Lodges 

Prince Edward District 16 Lodges 

Sarnia District 21 Lodges 

South Huron District 17 Lodges 

St. Lawrence District 19 Lodges 

St. Thomas 11 Lodges 

Temiskaming District 7 Lodges 

Toronto A District 30 Lodges 

Toronto B District 30 Lodges 

Toronto C District 27 Lodges 

Toronto D District 25 Lodges 

Victoria District 12 Lodges 

Wellington District 19 Lodges 

Western District 8 Lodges 

Wilson District 20 Lodges 

Windsor District 19 Lodges 

568 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO. 1937 



363 



LODGES BY LOCATION 



Location Name and No. 

Abingdon Lincoln 544 

Acton Walker 321 

Agincourt Scarboro, 653 

Ailsa Craig Craig 574 

Alexandria Alexandria 439 

Alliston Seven Star 285 

Almonte Mississippi 147 

Alvinston Alvinston 323 

Ameliasburg Lake 215 

Amherstburg Thistle 34 

Ancaster Seymour 272 

Arden St. Andrew's 497 

Arkona Arkona 307 

Arnprior Madawaska 196 

Arthur Prince Arthur 334 

Athens Rising Sun 85 

Aultsville Farran's Point 256 

Aurora Rising Sun 129 

Avonmore Avonmore 452 

Aylmer Malahide 140 

Ayr Ayr 172 

Baden Wilmot 318 

Bancroft Bancroft 482 

Barrie Corinthian 96 

Barrie Kerr 230 

Bath Maple Leaf 119 

Beachburg Enterprise 516 

Beamsville Ivy 115 

Beaverton Murray 408 

Beeton Spry 385 

Belleville Eureka 283 

Belleville Moira 11 

Belleville The Belleville 123 

Belmont Belmont 190 

Binbrook Harmony 57 

Birch Cliff Birch Cliff 612 

Blenheim Kent 274 

Blind River Penewobikong 487 

Blyth Blyth 303 

Bobcaygeon Verulam 268 

Bolton True Blue 98 

Bothwell Star of the East 422 

Bowman ville Jerusalem 31 

Bracebridge .Muskoka 360 

Bradford Simcoe 79 

Brampton Ionic 229 

Brantford Brant 45 

Brantford Doric 121 

Brantford Ozias 508 

Brantford Reba 515 

Brigden Leopold 397 

Brighton United 29 

Brockville Salem 368 

Brock ville Sussex 5 

Brooklin Mount Zion 39 

Brussels St. John's 284 

Bryanston Middlesex 379 

Burford Burford 106 

Burk's Falls Corona 454 

Burlington Burlington 165 

Burlington Beach Beach 639 

Byron Ashlar 610 

Caledon East Peel 468 

Caledonia St. Andrew's 62 

Campbellford Golden Rule 126 

Campbellville Campbell 603 

Camlachie Huron 392 

Cannington Brock 354 

Capreol National 588 



Location Name and No. 

Cardinal Cardinal 491 

Cargill Moravian 431 

Carlow Morning Star 309 

Carp Carleton 465 

Carleton Place St. John's 63 

Cayuga St. John's 35 

Centreville Victoria 299 

Chapleau Lome 622 

Chatham Parthenon 267 

Chatham Wellington 46 

Chatham Victory 563 

Chesley Forest 393 

Chesterville Chesterville 320 

Chippawa King Edward VII 479 

Claremont Brougham Union 261 

Clifford Clifford 315 

Clinton Clinton 84 

Cobalt Silver 486 

Cobden Cobden 459 

Cobourg St. John's 17 

Coboconk King George V 498 

Cochrane Cochrane 530 

Colborne Colborne 91 

Coldwater Karnak 492 

Collingwood Manito 90 

Comber Parvaim 395 

Consecon Consecon 50 

Cookstown Manitoba 236 

Copper Cliff Algonquin 536 

Cornwall Cornwall 124 

Courtright Moore 294 

Creemore Nitetis 448 

Delaware Delaware Valley 357 

Delhi Frederick 215 

Delta Harmony 375 

Deseronto Craig 401 

Dorchester Sta Merrill 340 

Drayton Conestogo 294 

Dresden Sydenham 255 

Dryden Golden Star 484 

Dundalk Dundalk 449 

Dundas Valley 100 

Dunnville Amity 32 

Durham Durham 306 

Dutton Cameron 232 

Eganville Bonnechere 433 

Elk Lake Elk Lake 507 

Elmira Glen Rose 628 

Elmvale Coronation 466 

Elora Irvine 203 

Embro Thistle 250 

Emo Manitou 631 

Emsdale Algonquin 434 

Englehart Englehart 534 

Erin Wellington 271 

Espanola Espanola 527 

Essex Central 402 

Exeter Lebanon Forest 133 

Fenelon Falls The Spry 406 

Fergus Mercer 347 

Finch Finch 557 

Fingal Warren 120 

Flesherton Prince Arthur 333 

Florence Florence 390 

Fonthill Phoenix 535 

Fordwich Fordwich 331 

Forest Forest 263 

Fort Erie Fort Erie 613 

Fort Erie North Palmer 372 



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Location Name and No. 

Fort Frances Granite 446 

Fort William Kaministiquia 584 

Fort William Fort William 415 

Fort William Royal 453 

Frankford Franck 127 

Gait Alma 72 

Gait Gait 257 

Gananoque Leeds 201 

Georgetown Credit 219 

Glencoe Lome 282 

Goderich Maitland 33 

Gore Bay Gore Bay 472 

Grand Valley Scott 421 

Granton Granton 483 

Gravenhurst Golden Rule 409 

Grimsby Union 7 

Guelph Guelph 258 

Guelph Speed 180 

Guelph Waverley 361 

Hagersville Hiram 319 

Haileybury Haileybury 485 

Haliburton North Entrance 463 

Hamilton Acacia 61 

Hamilton Ancient Landmarks 654 

Hamilton „ Barton 6 

Hamilton Buchanan 550 

Hamilton Corinthian 513 

Hamilton Doric 382 

Hamilton Dundurn 475 

Hamilton Electric 495 

Hamilton Hamilton 562 

Hamilton Hillcrest 594 

Hamilton Hugh Murray 602 

Hamilton Ionic 549 

Hamilton St. Andrew's 593 

Hamilton St. John's 40 

Hamilton Strict Observance 27 

Hamilton Temple 324 

Hamilton Tuscan 551 

Hamilton Wardrope 555 

Hanover Hanover 432 

Harrietsville Moffat 399 

Harriston Harriston 262 

Harrow King Edward 488 

Harrowsmith Albion 109 

Hastings Hastings 633 

Havelock Havelock 435 

Hawkesbury Hawkesbury 450 

Hazeldean Hazeldean 517 

Hensall Huron 224 

Hepworth Burns 436 

Hespeler New Hope 279 

Highgate Highgate 336 

Hornepayne Hornepayne 636 

Huntsville Unity 376 

Ilderton Henderson 388 

Ingersoll King Hiram 37 

Ingersoll St. John's 68 

Innerkip Oak Branch 261 

Inwood lnwood 503 

Iona Station Prince of Wales 171 

Iroquois Friendly Brothers 143 

Iroquois Falls Abitibi 540 

Jarvis King Solomon 329 

Kapuskasing Spruce Falls 648 

Keene Keene 374 

Keewatin Keewatin 417 

Kemptville...._ Mount Zion 28 

Kenora Lake of the Woods 445 

Kenora Pequonga 414 

Kincardine Northern Light 93 

King Robertson 292 

Kingston Cataraqui 92 

Kingston Minden 253 

Kingston Queen's 578 



Location Name and No. 

Kingston Royal Edward 585 

Kingston The Anct. St. John's 3 

Kingsville St. George 41 

Kinmount Somerville 451 

Kirkfield Victoria 398 

Kirkland Lake Doric 623 

Kitchener Grand River 151 

Kitchener Twin City 509 

Komoka Myra 529 

Lakefield Clementi 313 

Lakeside Doric 569 

Lambeth St. Paul's 107 

Lambton Mills Mimico 369 

Lambton Mills Kingsway 655 

Lanark Evergreen 209 

Lancaster Lancaster 207 

Lansdowne Lansdowne 387 

Leamington Leamington 290 

Lindsay Faithful Brethren 77 

Lindsay Gothic 608 

Listowel Bernard 225 

Little Current Doric 455 

Lobo Doric 289 

Lombardy Otter 504 

Londesboro Hullett 568 

London Acacia 580 

London Corinthian 330 

London King Solomon's 378 

London Kilwinning 64 

London St. John's 20 

London St. John's 209a 

London St. George's 42 

London Temple 597 

London Tuscan 195 

London Union 380 

Lucan Irving 154 

Lucknow Old Light 184 

Lyn Lyn 416 

Lynden Lynden 505 

Madoc Madoc 48 

Mallorytown Macoy 242 

Maple Vaughan 54 

Markdale Hiram 490 

Markham Markham Union 87 

Marmora Marmora 222 

Martintown Martintown 596 

Mattawa Mattawa 405 

Maxville Maxville 418 

Meaford Pythagoras 137 

Melbourne Dufferin 364 

Merlin Century 457 

Merrickville Merrickville 55 

Merritton Adanac 614 

Midland Caledonian 249 

Millbrook J. B. Hall 145 

Millgrove Waterdown 357 

Milton St. Clair 135 

Milverton Milverton 478 

Mimico Connaught 501 

Mimico Anthony Sayer 640 

Mimico Lake Shore 645 

Mimico Long Branch 632 

Minden Arcadia 440 

Mitchell Tudor 141 

Monkton Elma 456 

Morrisburg Excelsior 142 

Mount Albert Rowland 646 

Mount Brydges St. John's 81 

Mount Elgin Dereham 624 

Mount Forest St. Alban's 200 

Napanee Union 9 

Napier Ionic 328 

Newboro Simpson 157 

Newburgh Prince of Wales 146 

Newcastle Durham 66 



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365 



Location Name and No. 

New Hamburg New Dominion 205 

New Liskeard Temiskaming 462 

Newmarket Tuscan 99 

Niagara Niagara 2 

Niagara Falls Adoniram 573 

Niagara Falls Clifton 254 

Niagara Falls St. Mark's 105 

Nilestown Nilestown 345 

North Augusta ..Crystal Fountain 389 

North Bay Nipissing 420 

North Bay North Bay 617 

North Gower Corinthian 476 

Norwich St. John's 104 

Norwood Norwood 223 

Oakville Oakville 400 

Odessa Prince Arthur 228 

Oil Springs Alexandra 158 

Omemee Lome 375 

Onondaga Onondaga 519 

Orangeville Harris 216 

Orillia Orillia 192 

Orono Orono 325 

Oshawa Cedar 270 

Oshawa Lebanon 139 

Oshawa Temple 649 

Ottawa Ashlar 564 

Ottawa Civil Service 148 

Ottawa Chaudiere 264 

Ottawa Dalhousie 52 

Ottawa Defenders 590 

Ottawa Doric 58 

Ottawa Lodge of Fidelity 231 

Ottawa Prince of Wales 371 

Ottawa Rideau 595 

Ottawa St. Andrew's 560 

Ottawa Sydney Albert Luke 558 

Ottawa The Builders 177 

Owen Sound North Star 322 

Owen Sound St. George's 88 

Paisley Aldworth 235 

Palmerston Blair 314 

Paris St. John's 82 

Parkhill Doric 233 

Parry Sound Granite 352 

Pembroke Pembroke 128 

Penetanguishene Georgian 348 

Perth True Britons 14 

Peterborough Corinthian 101 

Peterborough Peterborough 155 

Peterborough Royal Arthur 523 

Petrolia Petrolia 194 

Petrolia Washington 260 

Pickering Doric 424 

Picton Prince Edward 18 

Plattsville Plattsville 178 

Porcupine Porcupine 506 

Port Arthur Shuniah 287 

Port Arthur Port Arthur 499 

Port Arthur Thunder Bay 618 

Port Burwell Oriental 181 

Port Credit Mississauga 524 

Port Colborne Macnab 169 

Port Dalhousie Seymour 277 

Port Dover Erie 149 

Port Elgin Port Elgin 429 

Port Hope Hope 114 

Port Hope Ontario 26 

Port McNicol Earl Kitchener 538 

Port Perry Fidelity 428 

Port Robinson Myrtle 337 

Port Rowan Walsingham 174 

Port Stanley St. Mark's 94 

Powassan Powassan 443 

Prescott Central 110 

Preston Preston 297 



Location Name and No. 

Princeton Blenheim 108 

Queensville Sharon 97 

Rainy River Ionic 461 

Renfrew Renfrew 122 

Riceville Plantagenet 186 

Richmond Goodwood 159 

Richmond Hill Richmond 23 

Ridgetown Howard 391 

Ridgeway Dominion 615 

Rodney Rodney 411 

Russell Russell 479 

Sarnia St. Paul 601 

Sarnia Liberty 419 

Sarnia Tuscan 437 

Sarnia Victoria 56 

Sault Ste. Marie Algoma 469 

Sault Ste. Marie Keystone 412 

Sault Ste. Marie Hatherly 625 

Schomberg Union 118 

Scotland Scotland 193 

Seaforth Britannia 170 

Scudder Pelee 627 

Seeley's Bay Rideau 460 

Sharbot Lake Frontenac 621 

Shelburne Lome 377 

Simcoe Norfolk 10 

Sioux Lookout Sioux Lookout 518 

Smith's Falls Osiris 489 

Smith's Falls St. Francis 24 

Sinithville Coronation 502 

Sombra St. Clair 425 

Southampton St. Lawrence 131 

South Augusta St. James 74 

Stamford Centre Stamford 626 

Spencerville Nation 556 

Springfield Springfield 259 

Stayner Northern Light 266 

St. Catharines Maple Leaf 103 

St. Catharines St. George's 15 

St. Catharines Perfection 616 

St. Catharines Temple 296 

St. George St. George 243 

Stirling Stirling 69 

St. Mary's St. James 73 

Stoney Creek Wentworth 166 

Stouffville Richardson 136 

Stratford Stratford 332 

Stratford Tecumseh 144 

Strathroy Beaver 83 

Streetsville River Park 356 

Stroud Minerva 304 

St. Thomas St. David's 302 

St. Thomas St. Thomas 44 

St. Thomas Talbot 546 

Sturgeon Falls...... Sturgeon Falls 447 

Sudbury ., Nickel 427 

Sunderland King Edward 464 

Sundridge Strong 423 

Sutton West .Malone 512 

Tamworth Lome 404 

Tara Maple Leaf 362 

Tavistock Tavistock 609 

Teeswater Teeswater 276 

Thamesford King Solomon 394 

Thamesville Tecumseh 245 

Thedford Cassia 116 

Thessalon '. Dyment 442 

Thornbury Beaver 234 

Thomdale Mount Olivet 300 

Thornhill Patterson 265 

Thorold Mountain 221 

Tilbury Naphtali 413 

Tillsonburg King Hiram 78 

Timmins Golden Beaver 528 

Tiverton Bruce 341 



366 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



Location Name and No. 

Todmorden Todmorden 647 

Toledo Fidelity 650 

Toronto Acacia 430 

Toronto Alpha 384 

Toronto Antiquity 571 

Toronto Ashlar 247 

Toronto Bay-of-Quinte 620 

Toronto Bedford 638 

Toronto .- Caledonia 637 

Toronto Canada 532 

Toronto Cathedral 643 

Toronto Corinthian 481 

Toronto Coronati 520 

Toronto Delta 634 

Toronto Dentonia 651 

Toronto Doric 316 

Toronto Dufferin 570 

Toronto Fairbank 592 

Toronto Fidelity 575 

Toronto Georgina 343 

Toronto General Mercer 548 

Toronto Golden Fleece 607 

Toronto Grenville 629 

Toronto Grey 589 

Toronto Harcourt 581 

Toronto Harmony 438 

Toronto High Park 531 

Toronto Huron-Bruce 611 

Toronto Imperial 543 

Toronto Ionic 25 

Toronto King Solomon's 22 

Toronto Kilwinning 565 

Toronto King Hiram 566 

Toronto John Ross Robertson 545 

Toronto Maple Leaf 600 

Toronto Melita 605 

Toronto Metropolitan 542 

Toronto Mizpah 572 

Toronto Mimosa 576 

Toronto Mt. Sinai 522 

Toronto North Gate 591 

Toronto Oakwood 553 

Toronto Occident 346 

Toronto Orient 339 

Toronto Palestine 559 

Toronto Parkdale 510 

Toronto Patricia 587 

Toronto Prince of Wales 630 

Toronto Queen City 552 

Toronto Rehoboam 65 

Toronto Riverdale 494 

Toronto Runnymede 619 

Toronto Shamrock 533 

Toronto Simcoe 644 

Toronto Stanley 426 

Toronto Stevenson 218 

Toronto Sunnyside 582 

Toronto St. Aidan's 567 

Toronto St. Albans 514 

Toronto St. Andrew's 16 

Toronto St. Clair 577 

Toronto St. George 367 

Toronto St. John's 75 

Toronto Temple 525 

Toronto The Beaches 473 



Location Name and No 

Toronto... Transportation 583' 

Toronto Tuscan 54 1 

Toronto Ulster 537 

Toronto Unity 606 

Toronto University 49 6 

Toronto Victoria 474 

Toronto Victory 547 

Toronto War Veterans 586 

Toronto Wellington 635 

Toronto Wilson 86 

Toronto York 156 

Toronto Zeta 410 

Toronto... Zetland 326 

Tottenham Tottenham 467 

Trenton Trent 38 

Tweed Tweed 239 

Uxbridge Zeredatha 220 

Vankleek Hill St. John's 21 

Victoria Harbor Victoria 470 

Vienna Vienna 237 

Vittoria Vittoria 359 

Wales Wales 458 

Walkerton Saugeen 197 

Wallaceburg Pnyx 312 

Wardsville Hammond 327 

Warkworth Percy 161 

Waterford Wilson 113 

Waterloo Waterloo 539 

Watford Havelock 238 

Welland Copestone 373 

Welland Merritt 168 

Wellandport Dufferin 338 

Wellington Star in the East 164 

Westboro Acacia 561 

Westboro Ionic 526 

West Flamboro Dufferin 291 

W. Fort William Connaught 511 

West Lome McColl 386 

Weston Humber 305 

Weston Memorial 652 

Weston Mount Dennis 599 

Westport Westport 441 

Wheatley Xenophon 448 

Whitby Composite 30 

Wiarton Cedar 396 

Williamsburg Williamsburg 480 

Winchester Henderson 383 

Windsor Border Cities 554 

Windsor Dominion 598 

Windsor Garden 641 

Windsor Great Western 47 

Windsor Harmony 579 

Windsor Ontario 521 

Windsor Palace 604 

Windsor Rose 500 

Windsor St. Andrew's 642 

Windsor Windsor 403 

Wingham Wingham 286 

Woodbridge Blackwood 311 

Woodville Harding 477 

Woodstock King Solomon's 43 

Woodstock Oxford 76 

Wroxeter Forest 162 

Wyoming Burns 153 

York Enniskillen 185 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 



367 



LODGES, ALPHABETICALLY 



No. and Name Location 

540 Abitibi Iroquois Falls 

61 Acacia Hamilton 

430 Acacia Toronto 

561 Acacia Westboro 

580 Acacia London 

614 Adanac Menitton 

573 Adoniram Niagara Falls 

109 Albion Harrowsmith 

235 Aldworth Paisley 

158 Alexandra Oil Springs 

439 Alexandria Alexandria 

469 Algoma... Sault Ste. Marie 

434 Algonquin Emsdale 

536 Algonquin Copper Cliff 

72 Alma Gait 

384 Alpha Toronto 

323 Alvinston Alvinston 

32 Amity Dunnville 

654 Ancient Landmarks Hamilton 

3 Ancient St. Johns Kingston 

640 Anthony Sayer Mimico 

571 Antiquity Toronto 

440 Arcadia Minden 

307 Arkona Arkona 

247 Ashlar Toronto 

564 Ashlar Ottawa 

610 Ashlar Byron 

452 Avonmore Avonmore 

172 Ayr Ayr 

482 Bancroft Bancroft 

6 Barton Hamilton 

620 Bay of Quinte Toronto 

639 Beach Hamilton Beach 

473 Beaches Toronto 

83 Beaver Strathroy 

234 Beaver Thornbury 

638 Bedford Toronto 

123 Belleville Belleville 

190 Belmont Belmont 

225 Bernard Listowel 

612 Birch Cliff Birch Cliff 

311 Blackwood Woodbridge 

314 Blair Palmerston 

108 Blenheim Princeton 

303 Blyth Blyth 

433 Bonnechere Eganville 

554 Border Cities Windsor 

45 Brant Brantford 

170 Britannia Seaforth 

354 Brock Cannington 

269 Brougham Union Claremont 

341 Bruce Tiverton 

550 Buchanan Hamilton 

177 Builders Ottawa 

106 Buriord Burford 

165 Burlington Burlington 

153 Burns Wyoming 

436 Burns Hepworth 

637 Caledonia. Toronto 

249 Caledonian Midland 

232 Cameron Dutton 

603 Campbell Campbellville 

532 Canada Toronto 

49 1 Cardinal Cardinal 

455 Carleton Carp 

116 Cassia Thedford 

92 Cataraqui Kingston 

643 Cathedral Toronto 

110 Central Prescott 



No. and Name Location 

402 Central Essex 

270 Cedar Oshawa 

396 Cedar Wiarton 

457 Century Merlin 

264 Chaudiere Ottawa 

320 Chesterville Chesterville 

148 Civil Service Ottawa 

313 Clementi Lakefield 

315 Clifford Clifford 

254 Clifton Niagara Falls 

84 Clinton Clinton 

459 Cobden Cobden 

530 Cochrane Cochrane 

91 Colborne Colborne 

30 Composite Whitby 

295 Conestogo Drayton 

501 Connaught Mimico 

511 Connaught Fort William 

50 Consecon Consecon 

573 Copestone Wetland 

96 Corinthian Barrie 

101 Corinthian Peterboro 

330 Corinthian London 

476 Corinthian North Gower 

481 Corinthian Toronto 

513 Corinthian Hamilton 

125 Cornwall Cornwall 

454 Corona Burks Falls 

466 Coronati.... Elm vale 

520 Coronati Toronto 

502 Coronation Smithville 

401 Craig Deseronto 

574 Craig Ailsa Craig 

219 Credit Georgetown 

389 Crystal Fountain N. Augusta 

52 Dalhousie Ottawa 

590 Defenders Ottawa 

358 Delaware Valley Delaware 

634 Delta Toronto 

651 Dentonia. Toronto 

624 Dereham Mount Elgin 

598 Dominion Windsor 

615 Dominion Ridgeway 

58 Doric Ottawa 

121 Doric Brantford 

233 Doric Parkhill 

289 Doric Lobo 

316 Doric Toronto 

382 Doric Hamilton 

424 Doric Pickering 

455 Doric... Little Current 

569 Doric Lakeside 

623 Doric Kirkland Lake 

291 Dufferin W. Flamboro 

338 Dufferin Wellandport 

364 Dufferin Melbourne 

570 Dufferin Toronto 

449 Dundalk „ Dundalk 

475 Dundurn Hamilton 

66 Durham Newcastle 

306 Durham Durham 

442 Dyment Thessalon 

538 Earl Kitchener Port McNicoll 

495 Electric Hamilton 

507 Elk Lake Elk Lake 

456 Elma Monkton 

534 Englehart Englehart 

185 Enniskillen York 

516 Enterprise Beachburg 



368 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



No. and Name Location 

149 Erie Port Dover 

527 Espanola Espanola 

283 Eureka Belleville 

209 Evergreen Lanark 

142 Excelsior Morrisburg 

592 Fairbank Toronto 

77 Faithful Brethren Lindsay 

256 Farran's Point Aultsville 

428 Fidelity : Port Perry 

575 Fidelity Toronto 

650 Fidelity Toledo 

557 Finch Finch 

390 Florence Florence 

331 Fordwich Fordwich 

162 Forest Wroxeter 

263 Forest Forest 

393 Forest Chesley 

613 Fort Erie Fort Erie 

415 Fort William Fort William 

127 Franck Frankford 

217 Frederick Delhi 

143 Friendly Brothers Iroquois 

621 Frontenac Sharbot Lake 

257 Gait Gait 

641 Garden Windsor 

548 General Mercer Toronto 

348 Georgian Penetanguishene 

343 Georgina Toronto 

628 Glenrose Elmira 

528 Golden Beaver Timmins 

607 Golden Fleece Toronto 

126 Golden Rule Campbellford 

409 Golden Rule Gravenhurst 

484 Golden Star Dryden 

159 Goodwood Richmond 

472 Gore Bay Gore Bay 

608 Gothic Lindsay 

151 Grand River Kitchener 

352 Granite Party Sound 

446 Granite Foit Frances 

483 Granton Granton 

47 Great Western Windsor 

629 Grenville Toronto 

589 Giey Toronto 

258 Guelph Guleph 

485 Haileybury Haileybury 

562 Hamilton Hamilton 

327 Hammond War dsville 

432 Hanover Hanover 

581 Harcourt Toronto 

477 Harding Woodville 

57 Harmony Binbrook 

370 Harmony Delta 

438 Harmony Toronto 

579 Harmony Windsor 

216 Harris Orangeville 

262 Harriston Harriston 

633 Hastings Hastings 

625 Hatherly Sault Ste. Marie 

238 Havelock Watford 

435 Havelock Havelock 

450 Hawkesbury Hawkesbury 

517 Hazeldean Hazeldean 

383 Henderson Winchester 

388 Henderson Ilderton 

336 Highgate Highgate 

531 High Park Toronto 

594 Hillcrest Hamilton 

319 Hiram Hagersville 

490 Hiram Markdale 

114 Hope Port Hope 

636 Hornepayne Homepayne 

391 Howard Ridgetown 



No. and Name Location 

602 Hugh Murray Hamilton 

568 Hullett Londesboro 

305 Humber Weston 

224 Huron Hensall 

392 Huron Camlachie 

611 Huron-Bruce Toronto 

543 Imperial Toronto 

503 Inwood In wood 

25 Ionic Toronto 

229 Ionic Brampton 

328 Ionic Napier 

461 Ionic Rainy River 

526 Ionic Westboro 

549 Ionic Hamilton 

203 Irvine Elora 

154 Irving Lucan 

115 Ivy Beamsville 

145 J. B. Hall Millbrook 

31 Jerusalem Bowmanville 

545 John Ross Robertson Toronto 

584 Kaministiquia Fort William 

492 Karnak Coldwater 

374 Keene Keene 

417 Keewatin Keewatin 

274 Kent Blenheim 

230 Kerr Barrie 

412 Keystone Sault Ste. Marie 

64 Kilwinning London 

565 Kilwinning Toronto 

464 King Edward Sunderland 

488 King Edward Harrow 

471 King Edward VII Chippawa 

498 King George V Coboconk 

37 King Hiram Ingersoll 

78 King Hiram Tillsonburg 

566 King Hiram Toronto 

22 King Solomon's Toronto 

43 King Solomon's Woodstock 

329 King Solomon's Jarvis 

378 King Solomon's London 

394 King Solomon's Thamesford 

655 Kingsway Xambton Mills 

215 Lake Ameliasburg 

445 Lake of the Woods Kenora 

645 Lake Shore Mimico 

207 Lancaster Lancaster 

387 Lansdowne Lansdowne 

290 Leamington Leamington 

139 Lebanon Oshawa 

133 Lebanon Forest Exeter 

201 Leeds Gananoque 

397 Leopold Bridgen 

419 Liberty Sarnia 

544 Lincoln : Abingdon 

231 Lodge of Fidelity Ottawo 

632 Long Branch.™ Mimico 

282 Lome Glencoe 

375 Lome Omemee 

377 Lome Shelbume 

404 Lome Tamworth 

622 Lome Chapleau 

416 Lyn Lyn 

505 Lynden Lynden 

242 Macoy Mallorytown 

169 Macnab.. Port Colbome 

196 Madawaska Arnprior 

48 Madoc Madoc 

33 Maitland Goderich 

140 Malahide Aylmer 

512 Malone Sutton W. 

90 Manito Collingwood 

236 Manitoba, Cookstown 

631 Manitou Emo 



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369 



No and Name Location No. 

103 Maple Leaf St. Catharnesi 504 

119 Maple Leaf Bath 76 

362 Maple Leaf Tara 508 

600 Maple Leaf Toronto 604 

87 Markham Union Markham 559 

222 Marmora Marmora 372 

596 Martintown Maitintown 510 

405 Mattawa Mattawa 267 

418 Maxville Maxville 395 

605 Melita Toronto 587 

652 Memorial Toronto 265 

347 Mercer .Fergus 4b8 

55 Merrickville Merrickville 627 

344 Merrill Dorchester 128 

168 Meiritt Welland 487 

344 Merrill Dorchester 414 

542 Metropolitan Toronto 161 

379 Middlesex Bryanston 616 

478 Milverton Milverton 155 

369 Mimico Lambton Mills 194 

576 Mimosa Toronto 535 

253 Minden Kingston 186 

304 Minerva Stroud 178 

524 Mississauga Port Credit 312 

147 Mississippi Almonte 506 

572 Mizpah Toronto 499 

399 Moffatt Harrietsville 429 

11 Moira Belleville 443 

294 Moore Courtright 297 

599 Mt. Dennis Weston 228 

300 Mt. Olivet Thorndale 333 

522 Mt. Sinai Toronto 334 

28 Mt. Zion Kemptville 18 

39 Mt. Zion Brooklin 146 

431 Moravian Cargill 171 

309 Morning Star Carlow 371 

221 Mountain Thoiold 630 

408 Murray Beaverton 137 

360 Muskoka Bracebridge 552 

529 Myra Komoka 578 

337 Myrtle Port Robinson 515 

386 McColl West Lome 65 

413 Naphtali Tilbury 122 

556 Nation Spencerville 136 

588 National Capieol 23 

205 , New Dominion ....New Hamburg 460 

279 New Hope Hespeler 595 

2 Niagara Niagara 85 

427 Nickel Sudbury 129 

345 Nilestown Nilestown 494 

420 Nipissing North Bay 356 

444 Nitetis Creemore 292 

10 Norfolk Simcoe 411 

617 North Bay North Bay 500 

463 North Entrance Haliburton 646 

591 North Gate Toronto 453 

322 North Star Owen Sound 523 

93 Northern Light Kincardine 585 

266 Northern Light Stayner 619 

223 Norwood Norwood 479 

261 Oak Branch Innerkip 567 

400 Oakville Oakville 200 

553 Oakwood Toronto 514 

346 Occident Toronto 16 

184 Old Light Lucknow 62 

519 Onondaga Onondaga 497 

26 Ontario Port Hope 560 

521 Ontario Windsor 593 

339 Orient Toronto 642 

181 Oriental Port Burwell 135 

192 Orillia Orillia 425 

325 Orono Orono 577 

489 Osiris Smiths Falls 302 



and Name Location 

Otter Lombardy 

Oxford Woodstock 

Ozias Ozias 

Palace Windsor 

Palestine Toronto 

Palmer Fort Erie North 

Parkdale Toronto 

Parthenon Chatham 

Parvaim Comber 

Patricia Toronto 

Patterson Thorn hill 

Peel Caledon East 

Pelee Scudder 

Pembroke Pembioke 

Penewobikong Blind River 

Pequonga Kenora 

Percy Warkworth 

Perfection St. Catharines 

Peterborough Peterborough 

Petrolia PetroSa 

Phoenix Fonthill 

Plantagenet Riceville 

Plattsville Plattsville 

Pnyx Wallaceburg 

Porcupine S. Porcupine 

Port Arthur Port Arthur 

Poit Elgin Port Elgin 

Powassan Powassan 

Preston Preston 

Prince Arthur Odessa 

Prince Arthur Flesherton 

Prince Arthur Arthur 

Prince Edward Picton 

Prince of Wales Newburgh 

Prince of Wales Iona Sta. 

Prince of Wales Ottawa 

Prince of Wales Toronto 

Pythagoras Meaford 

Queen City Toronto 

Queen's Kingston 

Reba Brantford 

Rehoboam Toronto 

Renfrew Renfrew 

Richardson Stouffville 

Richmond Richmond Hill 

Rideau Seeley's Bay 

Rideau Ottawa 

Rising Sun Athens 

Rising Sun Aurora 

Riverdale Toronto 

River Park Streetsville 

Robertson King 

Rodney Rodney 

Rose Windsor 

Rowland Mt. Albeit 

Royal...;. Fort William 

Royal Arthur Peterborough 

Royal Edward Kingston 

Runnymede Toronto 

Russell Russell 

St. Aidan's Toronto 

St. Albans Mt. Forest 

St. Albans Toronto 

St. Andrew's Toronto 

St. Andrew's Caledonia 

St. Andrew's Arden 

St. Andrew's Ottawa 

St. Andrew's Hamilton 

St. Andrew's Windsor 

St. Clair Milton 

St. Clair Sombra 

St. Clair Toionto 

St. David's St. Thomas 



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No. and Name Location No. 

24 St. Francis Smiths Falls 296 

15 St. George St. Catharines 324 

41 St. George Kingsville 525 

42 St. George London 597 

88 St. George Owen Sound 649 

243 St. George St. George 34 

367 St. George Toronto 250 

73 St. James .-. St. Marys 618 

74 St. James So. Augusta 647 

17 St. Johns Cobourg 467 

20 St. Johns I.ondor 583 

21a St. Johns Vankleek Hill 38 

35 St. Johns Cayuga 98 

40 St. Johns Hamilton 14 

63 St. Johns Carleton Place 141 

68 St. Johns Ingersoll 99 

75 St. Johns Toionto 195 

81 St. Johns Mt. Brydges 437 

82 St. Johns Paris 541 

104 St. Johns Norwich 551 

209a St. Johns London 239 

284 St. Johns Brussels 509 

94 St. Marks Port Stanley 537 

105 St. Marks Niagara Falls 7 

131 St. Lawrence Southampton 9 

107 St. Paul's Lambeth 118 

601 St. Paul's Sarnia 380 

44 St. Thomas St. Thomas 29 

368 Salem Brockvitle 376 

197 Saugeen Walkerton 606 

558 S. A. Luke Ottawa 496 

653 Scarboro Agincourt 100 

193 Scotland Scotland 54 

421 Scott Grand Valley 268 

2S5 Seven Star Alliston 56 

272 Seymour Ancaster 299 

277 Seymour Port Dalhousie 398 

533 Shamrock Toronto 470 

97 Sharon Queensville 474 

287 Shuniah Port Arthur 547 

486 Silver Cobalt 563 

79 Simcoe Bradford 237 

644 Simcoe Toronto 359 

157 Simpson Newboro 458 

518 Sioux Lookout Sioux Lookout 321 

451 Somerville Kinmount 174 

180 Speed Guelph 555 

259 Springfield Springfield 120 

385 Spry Beeton 586 

406 Spry Fenelon Falls 260 

648 Spruce Falls Kapuskasing 357 

626 Stamford Stamford Centre 539 

426 Stanley Toronto 361 

164 Star in the East Wellington 46 

422 Star of the East Bothwell 271 

218 Stevenson... Toronto 635 

69 Stirling Stirling 166 

332 Stratford Stratford 441 

27 Strict Observance Hamilton 480 

423 Strong Sundridge 318 

447 Sturgeon Falls Sturgeon Falls 86 

582 Sunnyside Toronto 113 

5 Sussex Brockville 403 

255 Sydenham Dresden 286 

546 Talbot St. Thomas 448 

609 Tavistock Tavistock 156 

144 Tecumseh Stratford 220 

245 Tecumseh Thamesville 410 

276 Teeswater Teeswater 326 

462 Temiskaming New Liskeard 



and Name Location 

Temple St. Catharines 

Temple Hamilton 

Temple Toronto 

Temple London 

Temple Oshawa 

Thistle Amherstburg 

Thistle Embro 

Thunder Bay Port Arthur 

Todmorden Todmorden 

Tottenham Tottenham 

Transportation Toronto 

Trent Trenton 

True Blue Bolton 

True Briton Perth 

Tudor Mitchell 

Tuscan Newmarket 

Tuscan London 

Tuscan Sarnia 

Tuscan Toronto 

Tuscan Hamilton 

Tweed Tweed 

Twin City Kitchener 

Ulster Port McNicoll 

Union Grimsby 

Union Napanee 

Union Schomberg 

Union London 

United Brighton 

Unity Huntsville 

Unity Toionto 

University Toronto 

Valley Dundas 

Vaughan Maple 

Verulam Bobcaygeon 

Victoria Sarnia 

Victoria Centreville 

Victoria Kirkfield 

Victoria Victoria Harbor 

Victoria Toronto 

Victory Toronto 

Victory Chatham 

Vienna Vienna 

Vittoria Vittoria 

Wales Wales 

Walker Acton 

Walsingham Port Rowan 

Wardrope Hamilton 

Warren Fingal 

War Veterans Toronto 

Washington Petrolia 

Waterdown Millgrove 

Waterloo Waterloo 

Waverley Guelph 

Wellington Chatham 

Wellington Erin 

Wellington Toronto 

Wentwoith Stoney Cieek 

Westpoit Westport 

Williamsburg Williamsburg 

Wilmot Baden 

Wilson Toronto 

Wilson Waterford 

Windsor Windsor 

Wingham Wingham 

Xenophon Wheatley 

Yoik Toronto 

Zeredatha Uxbridge 

Zeta Toronto 

Zetland Toronto 



OTTAWA. ONTARIO, 1937 371 



RESTORATIONS, 1936 



9.— C. B. Ungar. 16— A. S. Deeks, C. W. Jame^. 18. — C. S. McGillivrav. 
20. — A. C. White, J. Drvsdale. 21a— A. W. G. Graham. 22. — F. W. H. Burns, 
I. C. Splan, E. M. Splan. 26. — G Dinner. T. W. Pennington. H. Meeking. 
27.— A. A. Beckett, T. H. Hull. F. Landeg, W. A. Woolley. F. A. Darvin, G. R. 
St»wart. T. T. Montgomerv, G. D. Morrison. 32. — R. H. Archibald. 37. — 
G. N. Harkness. 38 — T. F. Graydon. G. A. M. Ross. 39.— G. B. Hodgson. 
40— D. M. Campbell, L. Griffiths. 43.— F. W. Howell. 44— T. H. Whalls. 
4.5— D. M. McDonald, A. V. Day, T. Gardiner. 46. — T. L. Dougherty. G. E. 
Gardner, P. A. Davidson. 47. — E. Prettie, P. E. McKee, H. D. Walker, F. 
Thornton. 48.— W. A. McCoy. 50.— A. E. Goodmurphy. 56— W. T. Barnes. 
61.— S. W. Cline. W A. Crockett. 64 — E. L. Dawes. S. X. Leeder. W. H. Xorth- 
more. 65. — E. B. Henrv. X. E. Gerrv. E. E. Lve. 69. — B. C. Donnan. 75. — 
G. F. Laing. 76.— T. Moss, W. S. Elstone.77 — S. J". Charles. 81.— J. R. Castle, 
H. W. Clark, X. Kennedy. 86.— A. E. Leary. 91. — S. D. Dudley, F. Waite. 
A. D. Hall. 94. — R. D. Ferguson, J. S. Tongue, F. W. Currier, C. T Bond. 
97.— T. K. Knights. 104— E. Tames, E. Irwin. 106.— A. R. Tavlor. 114 — 
S. H. Rosser, G. Ward, F. B. Robinson. 115. — J. Watts, W. J. Thomas. 121. — 

C. G. Secord. 123— W. M. Howie, C. E. Bateman. 128— A. Foster, T. H. Cox. 
129.— H. L. Daville, E. R. Sheopard, K. R. Taffrav. 137.— K. Y. Sinclair. 139. — 
T. R. Ballantyne. 141.— C. E. Martyn. 142.— J. Tevan. 147.— S. M. Larone. 
154. — A. H. Watson. 155. — D. McKercher, A. A. Birchard. 162. — E. F. Lowrv. 
165.— H. J. Blair. 170.— A. E. Forbes. 174.— A. A. Ferris. 177.— A. H. Fitzsim- 
mons, O. F. Howe. 193.— H. Collett, W. T. Cooke. 195.— H. W. Hare, W. J. 
Mellett. 196. — H. Tackson. 203.— X. Stafford, J. R. Weatherdon. 207.— H. Calder. 
209A— G. H. Detlor, R.A.Mercer. 209.— T. S. Somerville. 215.— M. B. Weese. 
216.— H. M. Scott. 218.— T. A. Hale, W. Long. 221— S. Fraser, W. S. Coolin. 
222.— S. Phi!lips.225— A. Harron. 229.— T. Canning. 230.— H. Barron, T. L. 
Fellows. 231.— H. Mason. H. E. McMahon. 245— X. McMillan, C. Tasker. 
247. — G. E. Farrer. 254. — J. H. Davidson, A. W. Kemhall, F. R. Sanderson, 
H. C. Xewman. 255— W. S. Weese, C. Kelly. 257.— W. Simpson, C. O. Bond. 
258.— J. A. Finnie. 260— J. A. Wilson. 262.— T. G. Cleave. 265.— G. L. Fran- 
cis. 267.— H. R. Page, F. A. Trompour, J. H. Grant. 272.— A. G. Shaw, E. 
Sager, T. G. .Anderson, E. T. Sager, A Taylor, H. Brooks, O. H. Cochrane, L. 

D. Woodworth. 277. — R. West-Symes, R. A. Douglas. W. M. Inglis. 284.— 
P. H. Ament. 285.— A. Weaver, J. Boyd. 290.— W. R. Whaley. T. LaMarsh. 
296.— P. H. Wismer, A. Welstead. 302.— C. A Hvndman. C. D. Thompson. 
319.— H. E. Siple. L. A. Simon, R. L. Huffman. 324— J. F. McDonald. 326 — 
F. M. Little. 327.— G. R. Douglas. 328.— J. Morrison. 332 — A. L- Baker, 
T. Sherwood. 333. — T. A. McArthur. 334.— A. M. Langdon. 338. — W. M. Gray. 
339.— H. A. Young, R. H. Chapoell. 341.— A E. Montgomerv. 343.— W. G. 
Firth, R. W. Savage. 345.— W. G. Holmes. 346— F. T. Birch. 347.— J. Dick. 
348.— G. A. Todd. 359.— C. E. Bingleman. 300.— G. McCullev, F. Fowler. 
361 —H. A. Thomas. T. C. Watson. 370.— W. A. Bell. 375. J. H. Rosenburgh. 
376.— J. G. Golden, W. Gall. 377.— C. Taylor. 380.— W. C. Son e r. i. R. Lea- 
thorne. 382.— D. Mathicson. 384. — W. C- Routley, W. Porril. I. McClure, 
W. F. Brooks, H. E. White, S. Zarfass, W. G. Edwards. R. L. H. Roe. S. J. Glenn. 
388.— W. J. M. West. 391.— M. D. Campbell, R. F. McKinlev. 396.— A. M. 
Campbell. 400.— R. L. Taylor, J. C. Duff, I. R. Grinham. 401— E. D Bartley. 
V. H. Pearce. 402— T. C. Montgomery. H. C. Arnold. 403— F. W Dalziel. 
412.— A. O. Davison. 417.— L. J. Smith. 426.— G. B. Moore. C. Winder. W. H. 
Scotc, S. Bleaney. 428.— W. H. Parr. 430.— A. Craig. 434. — G C. McFarlane. 
435.—J. R. Beatty, R. Coon. 437.— A. L. Slack. !3S.— A. M. Duncan. 44:". — 
R. W. Eldridge. 450.— W. L. Higginson. 452. — G. A. Helmer. 455.— P. J. 
MacLean. 459. C. R. Fulford. C. H. Jack. J. Brown. 469. — H. C. Shipman. 
470. — A. Evans. 475. — R. Gascoigne, M. G. Haveas, D. M. Morris. 477. — R. 
S. Tolmie. 479. — P.J. Masson. 481. — L.W.Jones. 4N0.—H. L. Wilson. 4ss - 

E. A. McKellar. 494.— J. H. Robson. 495.— J. Shutler, A. J. Fletcher. 498.— 
A. S. Pearce, G. Wright. 500.— C. V. C. Gawley. 501.— G. H. Edgar. 5(14.— 
C. M. Eaton. 513.— R. Avis. 514.— M. W. Bragg. 515.— A. J. Cox. 519.— 
L. T. Stewart. 520.— E. E. Lye, A. E. Gibson. 521.— J. R. Fixter. 522.— L. 
Rose, S. Luxenberg, J. Ross, A. A. Soltz. 523. — E. Abbev. 1. A. McXabb. 
531.— E.R. Harris. 532 —J. J Peacock 533. — Chas. Frame, W.R. Maas 531. — I. 
Sinton. 537. — W J. Tnomson, D. E. Miller. 542. — R. J. O'Brien 546. — P. 
Hankinson, B. S. Lethbridge. 549. — A. A. Lord. 550. — J.Jones, J. M. Kingsley. 
551. — W. H. Parson. 555. — J. G. Brown. 562. — G. M. Coates, H. Lewis. 
563— F. J. Clarke. 564.— A. D. Harper. 571.— B. F. Kilbey, H. T. Gilliard, 

F. M. Little. 573. — H. Willox. 574.— M. C. Trevitnick. 575. — R. H. Spicer. 
576. — A. Anderson. 579. — A. Colvin. 580. — I. Siskind. 5S5. — \V. Anderson. 
588.— E. Einarson. 591.— J. C. Purdy. 592.— J. J. Uttle. 593. — W. Gardner. 
598. — G. Shiells. 600.— O. W. Owen, A. R. Barker. 602.— C. Oates, A. L. 
Lampman. 611.— C. H. Oakes. 617.— H. J. Siemon. 622.— J. A. Hogg. 620.— 
C. E. Booth. 638.— J. E. Teetzel. 611.— J. F. Reid. 649.— F. B. Cunningtiam. 
652.— J. J. Little. 



372 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

SUSPENSIONS 

3. — G. T. Reid, H. A. Stevenson, W. J. Albertson. 5. — J. A. Garrett. H. Nic- 
holson, F. R. Levia. 6. — J. G. Lennox, J. R. McKay, G. C. Wright, P. Cooper, 
W. H. MeCurdy, J. C. Moreland, E. I. Cunningham, A. L. Robinson. R. T. 
Shearsmith. 11. — M. C. Cummings. G. H. French. J. A. Fitzgerald. W. T. Green, 
T. E. George, S. Huffman, A. G. McGee, R. L. Redner, T. G. Sword, L. X. Weese. 
W. S. Wilbur. 14.— R.J. Newell. T. V. Ormiston, J. B. Craig, L. A. Marlin, E.E. 
Demers. 15.— J. W. Austin, S. J. Bardsley. A. Beamer, F. W. Fidler, H. W. Gray, 
N. R. F. Macdonald. N. McKeigan, H. W. R. Newby, W. H. Webber, F. J. Whar- 
ry, F. W. Wilson, H. Dixon, J. S. Robinson. 16. — H. R. Beaver, C. D. Fair- 
weather, G. T. Brooks, M. Brazill, W. A. Dinnen, A. S. Deeks, J. E. Hounson. 
J. F. Heffron, W. T. McNaught, A. J. Rattray, A. G. Boyce. T. E. Boyce, J. S. 
Campbell, P.Dunn, H. McCornuodale, S. R. C. N. Stock, G. C. Paterson, 17. — 
M. A. Hewson, S. B. Skitch, C. H. Burtch, W. H. May. 18.— H. Ellis, H. Storey, 
A. M. Simpson, C. H. Laird, A. G. Wagorn. 20. — H. Clugston, A. Henderson, 
W. C. McArthur, F. McWaine, G. Burdick. 22. — H. A. Drummond, S. V. 
Goddard, W. E. Janney. A.Murray, H.C.Russell, A.V.Trimble, A. C. Waters. 
24— A. S. Wickware, C. G. McCann, F. Scarterfield, H. J. Kirkland. 25.— W. 
A. Lamport. 26. — W. J. B. Davison, J. F. Thompson, M. U. Ferguson, E. L. 
Little, G. Dinner, N. Redpath, M. Ayrhard, K. E. Blood, J. R. Heard, F. A. Hugh, 
N. I. Walter, W. H. Potts, T. Nichols, G. C. V. Hewson, A. Austin, W. A. Tre- 
nouth, R. W. Ware, W. Rankin, 27. — R. J. Gallagher, J. W. Gorham, E. Hodg- 
son, 29.— G. O. Tice, G. A. L. Thorne, C. Tweedle, 30.— J. Reid, W. J. Bird, 
J. R. Spry, F. H. Kennedy, A. R. Pirie, J. McClelland. 31.— W. S. Bragg, J. J. 
G. McClellan, A. A. Hills. 32.— H. E. Spence, F. Furness, T. A. Armour, A. H. 
Baldwin, G. Cochrane, A. Foreman, W. H. Hicks, J. King, W. C. Leslie, R. P. 
Reid, G. H. Smith, J. F. Spence, A. Glenney, J. W. Hicks, A. E. Goad, W. H. 
Macartney, J. D. Scott. 35. — A. O. Aspden, F. M. Murphy, T. E. Moodie, G. 
Murphy, R. Paxton, O. Pridmore. 37.— C. Weltz, W. A. Murray, T. G. 
Johnston, H. W. White, L. E. Gillingham, A. W. Clarke, A. Tuttle, 38.— M. 
Gibbs, W. L. Broman, O. G. Bingley, A. E. Bellegham, R. Gamble, E. H. Hardy, 
D. A. Neilson, G. A. M. Ross, M. P. Taylor, H. J. Walter. 40.— M. V. Elliott, 
K. M. J. Knudson, E. J. McMillen, W. Newlands, T. H. Saville, C. Carlson, 
F. Lawrence, 41. — E. Bailey, E. M. Baltzer, N. Y. Beeman, D. Bertrand, H. J. 
Cooper, S. Currie, R. W. Canklin, G. Dawson, F. G. Hall, E. S. Hagan, J. E. 
Pastorius, R. H. Pickard, J. W. Scratch, W. C. Wride, E. R. Wigle, J. M. Pas- 
torius. 42. — G. H. Brown, G. S. Martin, J. A. Gay, M. F. Horner, A. J. Ruddy, 
R. McDonald, T.Mathews, A.J.Hall, J. G. Jen kin, G. E. Hier, A. Zimmerman, 
H. H. Suter, D. C. Headford, W. L. Walker. 44.— J. M. Cunningham, J. Todd. 
45.— T. W. Cleator, A. Kyle, E. Hall, H. E. Melson, G. W. Mattingly, J. J. 
Scrymgeour, A. B. Scrivner, J. H. Wilmot, F. Smith, H. L. Phillips. 46. — 
S. E. Barton, W. S. Campbell, J. G. Clark, W. G. Cowie, J. L. Dougherty, G. T. 
Carson, E. R. Grandbois, C. W. Grandbois P. Miller, N. Mahler, C. Kistler, 
H. L. Russell, W. K. Wilde, R. I. Weaver, W. E. Barton, G. H. Dunkley, L. B. 
Carruthers, C. M. Merritt, P. A. Davidson, G. Duff, F. Dolson, G. E. Gardner, 
A. W. Hartley, T. M. Johnston, E. L. Lawton, J. McMath, J. E. Mullins, W. H. 
Morrice, A. H. Hedrick, G. P. Pound, F. A. Ross, H. C. Tillman, R. G. Wellman, 
A. T. Wilson, G. N. Burrows, N. A. Thomson. 47. — C. W. Banwell, A. Barnes, 
W. D. Bell, A. E. Bennett, S. R. Bird, W. R. Blair, A. Bradt, A. Deakin, E. R. 
De La Haye, H. E. Depew, R. B. Fathers, J. Greenwood, S. R. Housou, H. T. 
Johnson, O. D. Lockwood, H. A. Martin, J. A. McGarver, F. R. McGee, R. J. 
Moore, F. E. Musson, J. H. Williams, A. W. Orford, H. R. Upton, R. H. 
Parsons, C. F. Porter, W. D. Purvis, H. Rodmile, W. J. Rush, R. Shepherd, 
J. Storey, R. G. Taylor, W. A. Thomas, A. K. Thomson, W. Turner, J. W. Ward, 
A. E. Webb, H. E. Whicker, H. Whittle, T. Austin, W. J. Dallas, R. Douglas, 
T. S. Higham, W. M. Lyons. A. R. Padgett, G. W. Radcliffe, S. Scott, G. M. 
Robinson, E. S. Anderson, J. J. Bechill, H. C. Black, W. F. Brooke, J. Brown, 
R. Burns, A. E. Carter, F. Chilcott, Jr, J. Clark, W. C. Crawford, C. C. Dunnett. 
J. Dewhirst, D. Gold, L. C. Gubb. R. W. Head, H. J. Hicks, A. Irvine, W. E. 
Irwin, A. Kay, A.A.Little, H. Littley, A. Linney, L. J. Little, F. R. Little, J. H. 
Marshall, R. W. MacDonald. J. A. A. Mennell, C. R. P. Paddon, R. Parker, 
J. P, Robinson, G. C. Scott, H. Stickland, O. H. C. Webb. 48.— C. F. Tumelty, 
A. Carswell, M. Smith. 50. — A. Goodmurphy, A. Higgs, F. Hamer, G. Lazier, 
D. M. Watson. 52. — R. E. Bennett, F. Chadwick, W. S. LeSueur, J. Merrick, 
A. Mason, S. C. McLennan, A. E. Switzer, A. G. Young. 54. — G. J. Laurie, G. 
F. Hadlow. 55. — J. S. Crozier. 56. — C. W. Jennings, A. Hinks, H. W. Mc- 
Millan. 58.— R. G. Day, R. A. Shaver, S. E. Waffle, C. G. Walton. 61.— A. 
McCabe, B. M. McCulloch, W. Schou, E. A. Thompson, B. Armstrong, H. Braney, 
J. W. Greig, C. M. Mcintosh, J. D. F. Robertson, W. W. Sexton, A. M. Ewing, 
R. W. Ewing, R. C. Hayes, W. F. Darch, J. Karnes. 62.— R. L. Todd, W. K. 
Scott, W.A.Jones, R.W.Nicholas, A.T.Mitchell, J. H. Bickford, H. D. Bickell, 
H. D. Berscht, S. McBlain, J. S. Douglas, G. A. McGregor. 63. — M. A. Adams, 
J. S. Alexander, A. F. Bryce, D. Camelon, W. G. Cane, J. H. Lord, W. Morris, 



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G. CMcCallum, R. A. Patterson, W. H. Smith, T. E. Williams. 64.— F. B. 
Baker T. C. Beemer. H. V. Doidge, C.M.Evans, W. J. Grimmond, A. W. Hynd, 
M. Kilmer, T. M. Marshall.. R. A. Palmer, G. W. Palmer, T. Moffatt. E. Stein. 
65. — W. J. Blahout, C. M. Cawthra, R. F. Collins, W. K. Crockett, P. T. Dow- 
ling, N. E. Gerry. J- H. Jennings, A. P. Jones, J. A. Kerr, R. C. Lawton, J. T. 
H. McKay, C. I. McLeod, G. E. Nelson, F. D. Paterson, S. Ranicar, R. Robinson, 
T. Simpson, L. W. Train, F. B. R. West, W. T Williamson, A. Ardron, J. J. Boeye, 

C. Cholcott, C. D. R. Clements. A. G. Gillespie, R. Glenny, S. Hayes, A. C. 
Hughes, R. A. Laughlen, W. R. Lewis, J. R. MacGregor, J. H. Nctman, H. M. 
Williams. 66. — T. D. Langsford. 69. — B. C. Donnan, M. G. Cook, 75. — F. 
Tupling, H. H. Tennison, F. S. T. Spencer, W. F. J. SpafTord, O. L. Smith, G. E. 
Laing, C. H. Knight, B. Jones, T. A. Felstead. 76. — J. Moss, R. A. Smithers, 
S. W. Elestone, W. J. Fordyce, G. S. Linnell, C. D. Aspden, 77. — T. B. Roger, 
L. F. Eberts, N. M. Henderson, 82. — W. Finlayson, R. Carroll, B. A. Watts. 
83. — G. H. Adamson, R. G. Thompson, S. I. Campbell. 84.— W. R. Johnson, 
r. H. Kerr, H. R. Sharp, J. R. Castle, D. A. Lapraik. 86.— J. J. Bowers, T. H. F. 
Hambly, F. E. McEwen, W. A. Westaway, E. W. Williamson, E. G. St. Hill. 
88.— C. H. Little, H. E. Clarke, J. S. Paul, W. G. Reid, G. A. Morden, J. P. 
Herbert, R. T. Malcolm, G. A. Garbutt. C. E. Price, H. Manley, G. A. Morrison, 
R. W. Robb, F. S. MacLachlan, E. Hill, H. A. Showell, 90.— W. A. Chatterson, 
J. D. Leggatt. 92. — A. C. Flynn, L S. Esford, W. G. McCutcheon, A. Murray, 

D. C. Davis, L.Young, A. Knox, j. F. Mack. 94. — M. E. Price, H. L. Smale. 
96.— N. J. Coulson, T. E. Clift, C. S. Drury, W. C. Hunter, W. C. How, H.G. 
Milne, J. D. Milne, T. Worrod, W. T. Turton. 97.— W. Greig, J. Retter, J. S. 
Osborne, J. O. Brocklebank, J. A. Crann, M. L. Foster, W. B. Fairburn. R. E. 
Rigler.98.— A. N. Clarke, T. Watts, W. F. S. Clarke, R. Roberts, A. J. McClelland. 
99. — R. Harrison, C. E. Munshaw, L. M. Munshaw. 100. — G. T. Brown, R. O. 
Stalker, C. M. McMurich, C. E. Glass, R.Howard, G. W. Rushton. 101. — C. H. 
Ackerman, A. C. V. Darling, H. E. Lowes, W. J. Oke, W. R. Bateman, C. M. 
Robinson. 103.— D. Barker, A. H. Bowler, C. C. Goring, W. H. Linter, W. 
Margetts, C. H. Mussett, T. Rees, L. T. Tripp, W. J. Wells, G. F. Whitaker, 

C. Yaxley. 104.— D. Groat, E. I,. Young, E. M. Kealey, E. Irwin. 105.— C. V. 
Harrison, J. R. Morrison, G.D. McGillivray, A. J. Puddicombe, M. L. Stoner, 
J. H. White, P. H. Bogardus, C. E. Esseltine, K. C. Fraser, E. E. Fraser, H. 
Logan. 106.— I. Fletcher, R. J. Gaunt, A. Hall, E. A. Johnston, A. L. Kern, J. E. 
Scott, R. M. Saunders, V. R. Wight. 10S.— W. A. Woods, G. B. Laurie. D. E. 
Bleecher, W. P. Blackmore, J. G. Markle, S. T. Reid, R. A. Telfer, B. C. Moore, 
R. E. W. Harrison, W. E. Rutherford, H. Williams, H. E. Hubner, A. Knill. 
109.— C. W. Dewhurst. 114.— J. F. Jarrell, C. W. Johnston, W. Marsh, A. W. 
Jeffrey, J. Escheman, R. T. Barnt, W.E.Austin, J. W. Aisthorp, C. J. Westawav, 
G. Pethran, A. Pollard, H. Meyers, W. W. Lord, R. C. Honey. G. Q. Gould, J.G. 
Wells. 116.— W. H. Trick. 119.— F. Covert, J. E. Dowdle, C. D. Mott. E. O. 
Seymour, R. J. Stewart, H. White, 120.— D. J. Scott, A. L. CamDbell. 
121.— G. B. Adams, D. Burtch, C. M. Buller, C. S. Hotuam, G. D. Lambert, 

F. McDowell, R. W. McMeanes, N. A. McPherson, G. E. Sharpe, W. Hutchinson, 
H. L. Hunt, R. T. Brown, C. E. Danielson, I. H. Howes, M. G. Ross, C. M. 
Mooney, J. Sutherland, J. H. Grenfall.122.— D. S. Bell, J. F. Carswell, J. Denn- 
ison, E. V. McNeill, W. H. Simpson, J. Shergold, W. Sutton, M. A. Young. 
125. — R. E. Gillespie, Z. I. Fetterley, E. B. Prime, R. S. Taylor, R. C. Relyea, 
J. A. Kinghorn, A. McGibbon, G. E. Gillie, W. S. Nicholson, F. P. Hall, T. W. 
Ault. 126. — W. J. Armstrong, A. R. Whitelaw. R. Armstrong, A. Hall, R. V. 
Glenn. 128.— A. Desjardine, T. G. Cane, J. S. Deck, G. C. L. Cotnam. 129. — 
N. H. G. Wray, E. Johnston, 131.— D. B. McAulay, G. D. McAulay. J. Mc- 
Vittie, E. A.Taylor, R. A. Trelfo.-d, K. McLeod. 133.— J. W. Bawden, W. T. Mallet, 
A. Mitchell. 135. — E. C. Featherstone, P. L. Robertson, J. R. Elliot. J. S. Haw- 
thorne, F. Vansickle, C. J. Berryman, W. Seniour. "136.— J. N. Dales, T. R. 
McKenzie, H. Clarke, V. Wright. 137.— A. M. Pilgrim, E. H. Stephen, \\ . H. 
Walsh, 1. A. McDonald, F. E. Long, C. A. Finley, W. N. Artley, C. H. Baker, 
G.Hardy, T. H. Hill. S. Mclnnis. 139.— D. M. Hall, L. C.James, J. T. Leth- 
bridge. lib.— E. E. Hopper, C. A. Burgess, E. Millard, S. G. Wilson. 143 — 

D. H. Stowell. 144.— E. D. Fuller. 145. — T. Miller, W. Fisher, C. H. Rowland, 
A. E. Button, E. M. Sootheran. 147. — T. A. Smith, G. W. Thorntown, A. B. 
Merilees. 148.— R. G. MacMillan. 149.— A. Hammond, W. M. Parks, J. B. 
Davidson, H. J. Wignall. 151.— W. S. Fox, H. W. Trebilcock, I.. J. Albrecht, 
W. V. Hawkins, J. M. Jeffers, H. F. Raw. 156.— E. M. Young, W. E. Wakelin, 

G. F. Turner, S. H. Thomas, E. A. Armstrong, F. H. Ball. J. T. Bryan, R. E. 
Campbell, E. H. Griffiths, W. J. Hamilton, C. A. B. Jennings, \V. A. Jones.. W. 
LeCornu, S. W. Loach, A. Morrison, L. E. Parker, N. J. Moxon, A. E. Patterson, 
A. S. Porter, D. Russell, A. V. Tempest. 157.— C. Chamberlin. 15S.— W. J. 
Baker, K. Herald, J. W. Sands, S. A Prince, W. M. Parker, H. Smart. 159.— 
W. E. Ackland. 161.— J. S. Denham, J. W. Dixon, L. G. Lawson. 106.— T. E. 
Shuttler, W. B. Swayzie, N. A. Swayzie, H. W. Davis, C. Jones, W. Barnes, 
C. S. Wnittaker. 169. — M. A. Augustine, H. H. Good, D. A. Jonnson, A. McNay, 
W. Rankin, G. P. Ridd, L. Smith, W. E. Steed, J. M. Shirran. 170.— E. C. 



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Chamberlain. T. Tames, R. Fruin. 171. — E. T. Kingsley, J. N. Wride. G. F. 
Histed. 172.— G. A. Cress, E. Grav. G. Thomas. 174.— G D. Pierce. 177.— 
T. \V. Dagg, A. H Fitzsimmons, H. Beaven. G. B. Jardine. T. A. McNeil. T. T. 
Rothwell, P. H. Nixon, G.Hughes. 193. — S.Sloan, G.F.Mitchell. T. A. Rovee. 
H. Collett. T. F. Howell, W. S. Burtch. W. T. Cooke. 194— H. W. Voun?. 
195.— L. P CHapman, A. A. McLean, W. Whittle. 196. — S. Coghlan. T. G. 
Pierce. W. I,. Sheffield. 197. — P. T. Walker. W. Farouharson. H. H. Gordon, 
I. Kruspe. W T. Marshall, C. F. Nutting, H. L. George. W. Kirstine. 201. — 
D. W . Bews, G. B. Haynes, W A Peck. J. D. Peck, A. T. Sheets, R. C. Brown. 
W. R. Gordon, E. Hudson. W. T. Morrison, N. W. Morrison, C. A. Redmond, 
'". A. Walker. 203— T. Forbes. S. Scott, W. C. Beattie, E. A. Smith. C. Wood, 

D. H. Jones. S. Cabell, S. Tawse, J. W. Tefferies, J. Anderson, U. Richardson, 
H. Rogers, W A. Burnett. M R.B. Boves, D. Foote, N. Stafford, E. Senn, 
H. I,. Willan. 205. — E. T. Laschinger. 209. — YY I. Bovd, D. Caldwell. T. H. 
Langstaff. ]. Lorimer, J. H. Manahan, S. Harper. i09A. — F. G. Bain, W. D. A. 
Campbell, G. Dickson, J. H. Day, F. T. Greenaway, F. T. McWaine, R. S. Bur- 
ridge. 216.— W. C. Duke. 217.— R. B. Waddle, H. C. Wilson, B. S. Maher. G. 

E. Venus. 218.— E. P. Doane. W. A. Young, H. E. Green, S. H. Bush. H. T. 
Cameron. H. N. King. W. M Brown, H. T. Culley. 219. — S. C. MacKenzie. 
C. W. Moreton. T. C. F. Shultis, G. E. Les.ie. F. J. Barber, J. G. Gillis. W. H. 
Gillis, D. C. McEchern. 220. — M. W. Acton, L. Ballantvne. F. W. Fielder. 
W. L. Feasbv. G. E. Gilfillan. C. M. Gould, J. M. Gaiger, C. W. Houek, T. A. 
McClintock. G. McLean, J. H. Olmstead. W. M. Punshon. A. W. St. Tohn, 

B. F. Smith. 221— M. Carpenter, W. H. Dixon. R. M. Edey, J. W. Rodger, 
\V H Smallman, F. Tripp. G. Wilson. 225.— A. H. Nichol, A. M. Sweeton, 
W. T. Faulkner, W. B. Screaton, A. Donelv, R. A. Gecrge. 229. — H. Fudge, 
G. W. Standing. W. E. Hunter. 230. — A. M. Hodgson, F. E. Webb. A. D. 
Kennedy, H. H. Beeforth, G. E. Bruce, W. R. Fraser, T. L. Fellows. 231.— D. 
R. Learoyd, H. A. Grant. 233.— E. Wrightson. D. Graham, A. McOush. 236. 
— W. M. Dinwoodv. E. C. Irwin. T. D. Rainev. 237.— M. Ryan. 238.— G. N. 
Howden, H. C. Crowe. 239— I. R. Roblin. W. A. Dafoe, J. Marchen. 217. — 

F. H. L. Bond, J. A. Bond. C. H. Bower, A. Britnell, N. F. Culverhouse. C. W. 
Power, T. E. Black. 250 — G. M. Bossence. 253— G. S. Coward, A. Donvard. 
L. E. Jewell, D. C. McDonald, T. L. White. 254. — G A. Allen, J. C. Beattie, 
H. Diamond, S. G. Fordham, G. E. Herrington, J. B. Hilts, R. E. Lindsay, W. 
H. Marson, A. Milne, A. McCourtie, S. H. Retter, T. B. Robinson, W. R. Rodger, 
W. H. Ross, H. W. Smith, L. Smith, G. H Winchester. 256.— C. G. Johnstone. 
257.— J. H. Stewart, P. S. Hickey, T. C. Smillie, A. F. Barton, H. E. Coedv, 
J. W. Hilling, A. E. Jordan. W. H. MacAulay, T. M. Philp, A. Lucas. 258. — 
S. H. Cope, R. Green, A. Howcroft, G Page, R. H. Stewart, W. Martin. 259. — 
J. R. McLachlan, R. P. Boves, C. G. Charlton. 260.— A. C. Molyneaux. W. L. 
Fraser, E. D. Fletcher, F. W. Boges. 262— J. Inglis, F. Greer. 265.— G. Al- 
lison, A. Conning, J. |. Davidson, W. E. Francis. E. Fulford. 267. — G. T. Mc- 
Donald, F. W. Lewis, A. McDougall. M M. Grainger, W. A. Grainger, C. H. R. 
Fuller, W. Gordon, G. Grant, T. H. Grant, J. W. Humphrey. T. N. Jenkins, 
I. L. Nichols, C. W. Svmes. W. B. Sargeant, W. J. Taylor, J. S. Thomas. G. 
Barrett, R. T. Mathews, G. W. Gaudion, W. C. McArtnur. 269. — W. A. Forgie. 
W. W. Middieton, H. Sanderson, R. T. G. Wilson. 270. — L Arnott, G. D. Con- 
ant, L. < ). Clifford. T. W. Howe, S. G. Mannel!, W E. Simmons. I. Waterson, 
A. L. Woods. J. S. Gerry. J. P. W. Brown. 274.— W. Haggard, W. H. Hawgood, 

C. L. Simpson. 276. — A. Stewart, H. K. Brown. 282. — J. A. Ferguson, W. 
Hamilton, H. L. Lloyd. A. D. McDonald, D. R. Munro, A C. McPherson, A. T. 
Stuart, L. C. Simpson. 284. — W. Hackwell. G. Keys. T. Armstrong, P. H. 
Ament, A. H. Milligan, R. J. Murray, F. Tuck, D. McDonald, E. E. Dixon, 
L. H. Gordon, A. M. Fox, T. H. Tackson, H. H. Sullivan, F. G. Fowler. 286 — 
H. E. Abel!, N. M. Geddes, D. S. Halliday, J.A.Marseilles, J.L.Young. 287.— 
J. G. Jones. 289. — J. Drysdale, G. Moore, A. Currie, J. H. McDowell. 290. — 
A. A. Cullen, E. G. Orton, G. Finlayson, J. E. Bolton. 292.— E. M. Legge, C. 
Wells, A. Wellesley, Y. A. Hall, T. T. L. Clarke, J. Carr, J. T. Jenkins, R. Burns. 
294.— J. P. Abraham, J. D. Swain. 296.— R. M. Calder, F. Day, T. Laughlin, 
F. Lott, E. H. Neff, W. Benson, A. Cox, E. W. Cronk, G. R. Hill, A. Hawley, 
A. E. Nicholson, J. A. Rowan, S. Raeburn. 299.— T. E. McGill, W. E. Raycrolt. 
J. W. Wagar, F. R. Huehes, B. Cronk, R. J. Merriam, H. A. Hunt, G. R Con- 
boy, G. A. Clark, W. Coulter, H. J. English, J. Foster, W. K. Huffman, E. M. 
Horton, T. E. Hannah, B. C. Tackson, W. McKeown, H. W. Reid, J. Tate. 
300.— B. Fitzgerald, D. Weston, R. Edwards. 302.— C. M. Seburn, C. C. God- 
frey, W. Freeman, H. O. Taylor, W. Greenwood. 305. — H. F. Irvine, T. E. 
Harris, H. S. Hayes, W. Scott. 306.— H. S. Griff, A. Hostie, J. W. Hunt, R. G. 
Lindsay, W. G. McCulloch, W. R. McCracken, J. A. Patterson, H. McCracken, 
W. H. DeGuerre, D. J. E. McConnell. 307. — H. L. McChesney, T. A. Ferriman, 
R. Conkey. 313.— W. G. Morrison. 319.— A. A. Aldrich, H. E. Hartwick, G. 
W. Senn. 320.— S. W. Cook, J. H. Cross, J. E. Gray, W. C. Hunter, W. Steen. 
H. Smitn, G. H. Baker. 321.— C. W. Gasby, W Mainprize, H. Jeans. 322.— 
S. Tackaberry, F. H. Bishop, R. Howey, W. J. Scott. E. N. Ramsay, W. Mc- 



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Whirter, J. H. Sloan, A. T. Creighton. 323.— T. E. Reader, C. L. Alderman, 

E. E. Showier, M. A. M. Wall, J. N. McVicar, T. McLachlan, M. T- Mclntvre. 
324.— A. Cook, J. F. McDonald, H. Wade, T. Birdsall, G. E. F. Smith, F. B. Wright 

F. F. Humphrey, A. Webber, H. C. Stroud, E. W. Holman, A.L. Williams, 

F. W. Baxter, H. Fraser, E. C. Syer, J. N. Arril, L. R. Sinclair, J. Rowcroft, 
C. R. Moffatt, T. Smith, G. S. D. Thomas, F. C. Boyd, G. E. Gowland, E. E. 
Mallanby, D. F. Brown, T. S. Bonnett, C. H. Bailey, J. W. Holgate, C. G. 
Sargeant, A. E. Rolland, W. E. Briggs, C. P. Wright. 32.5. — U. M. Bullock. 
326.— Tas. Gilchrist. 327.— L. Hillman, G. W. R. Douglas, G. T. Murdock, 

G. McMaster, C. A. Tuckey. 329.— A. S. Trueblood, R. R. Telford, L. H. Evans, 

E. Marr, C. M. Ross, A. V. Rob-rts, W. Swanston. 330. — T. C. G. Bere, T. W. 
Dunning, G. D. Duncan, R. V. Hall, J. D. Jacobs, S. S. Kemp, W. G. Taylor, 
R. H. Williams. 332— R. C. A. Grice, A. E. Lennox, G. W. Misener, F. G. 
Ward, J. Welsby. 333.— H. J. Heitman, M. E. Wilson, H. B. McLean, A. E. 
Parson, W. J. Armstrong, L. McCracken, W. McMaster. 334. — H. Hewitt. 
336.— F. Locke. 339.— K. G. Archbell, A. E. Carr, W. H. Goddard, J. Gould. 

F. M. Helston, P. C. Ellis, A. E. Ingram, T. J. Walshe, W. Delow. 341.— A. E. 
Montgomery, J. R. Wittig, A. Brown. 343. — F. J. Bell, F. W. Gammon, F. D. 
Peters, D. A. Almas, A. G. Brown, F. W. Cooper, H. B. Hoffman, W. H. T. 
Livingstone, S. Y. Meredith, R. W. Savage, H. S. Siddell, W. J. Stewart Jr., 
C. J. Wilson. 344.— C. Campbell, A. W. Smith. 345. — V. W. Marston, J. Den- 
ison, G. F. Hill, R. Grant, F. Saul, F. Dart, H. Downes. 346— R. E. Archer, 
J. A. Graveley, W. Hesse, T. Hellowell, W. J. Hawken, G. H. Holder, W. H. 
King, W. A. Pamphilon, C. Uger. 348.— W. A. Gill, R. A. Wright, G. N.. Ken- 
nedy, J. Wright, C. S. Carter, M. B. Hollister, A. L. Fitzgerald, C. J. Bailey, 

F. T. Martin, R. B. Davis. 356.— T. E. Bailey, J. G. Moore. 357.— H. Slater, 
J. H. McMicking, S. E. Sawell, L. E. Allison, C. H. Brigger, G. V. S. Willis, W. 
W. Livingstone, E. C. S iclton, F. H. Morris, W. Rockett, J. Hounsome, G. L. 
Cloyd, F. F. Beattie. 358.— H. Bateman, R. J. Maiers, G. S. Penfold. J. H. 
Prior. 359. — A. Laley, J. Wailsou. 360.— A. E. Ecclestone, J. G. Myers, A. A. 
Fry, W. A. Suffern, J. T. Lawson, E. W. Richards. 361.— A. McNiven, W. E. 
Sarel, M. B. Dulmage, C. H. C. Holmes, W. H. Robinson, D. W. Walker. 362.— 
C. D. Chittenden. 367.— W. Kerslake, W. J. Vodden, W. F. Moore, H. C. 
Stewart, J. T. Somerville, J. B. Deane, H. W. Norman, M. F. Berbeck, W. 
Dvment, T. W. Edwards, A. J. VonZuben, D. McLean, C. R. Stinson, J. G. 
Laughlin, W. Houghton. 368.— G. A. Kilgour, R. A. Challice, W. E. Amer. 
369.— G. T. H. Soper, T. B. Watkins, J. Watkins. 371.— G. Bowen, A. J. Cam- 
eron, T. A. Cochrane, C. E. Jones, J. A. M. Lane, W R. Morton, A. H. T. Scriven, 
E. C. Scriven, J. Whitehorn. 373. — D. D. Hoover, H. Jones, A. E. Bowers, P. Lobley, 
L. F. Stapleton, G. C Haun, 375.— S. P. Whiteside. 379.— S. W. Hobbs, T. 
Lyons, O. W. Roberts, \V. J. Shoebottom, W. Shoebottom T. A. Smibert. 3s0. — 

C. Astles Sr., A. J. Brile, L. J. Hamilton, W. Hobbs, I. R. Leathorne, W. R. 
Meaden, C. E. Marshall, T. W. Smythe, A. Sadler, T. H. Whitney. 382.— J. A. 
Truman, P. W. Titterton, A. K. M. Jenkins, H. L. Griffith, W. Fox, C. E. Arm- 
strong. 383.— R. M. Elliott, D. H. McDougall, G. A. Dixon, C. Rice. 384. — 

D. J. Bell, T. W. Bustard, H. E. Campaigne, A. Carlton, A. D. Linton, W. P. 
Moore, G. H. K. Mitford, J. P. Niblett, O. E. Stringer, J. Stewart, C. G Snow, 
S. Zarfuss, E. R. Maltby, C. W. Ashwell, H. Walters, R. G. Lees, G. A. Reid, 

E. Woolley, F. McKay. 389.— J. A. Sparks, W. Reynolds, S. R. Dulmage, J. J. 
Jack. 392.— D. Ferguson. 394.— W. C. Holt. 395.— A. W. Pearson. 400.— 

G. Armand, W. A. Albertson, A. Burkitt, R. R. Clear, J. Duncan, H S. Diltz, 
W. N. Gilbert, A. F. Gullidge, J. R Grinham, A. R. Hillmer, B. W. Hillmer, 
W\ A. Inglehart, J. P. Joyce, L. Pickard, C. P. Tuck, B. C. Tucke. 401.— 
J. A. Crawford, W. I. R. Epps, H. C. File, R. F. Kinnear, W. J. McMickling, 
C. R. Osborne, R. H. Watson, W. Rowson. 403.-^J. E. J. Allen, F. Arnold. 
T. A. Baker, H. J. Barlow, E. C. Barton, W. Brien, N. H. Brown, R. M. Bryden, 
R. Burgess, J. S. Carruth, G. L. Cascadden, K. S. Cockburn, C. Daniels, M. C. 
Davies, F. J. Doyle, J. W. Duthie, J. E. Embree, Chris. England. W. J. Fletcher, 
W. G. Fry, P. Greig, J. Gunn, J. W. Harris, W. T. Harrison, H. Hawks, E. C. 
Hazen, A. H. Hewitt, J. M. Holway, F. J. Horn, W. F. Keeler, C. B. Hyde, 
W. C. Lee, A. W. Lewis, F. T. Leversuch, A. Levy, A. E. Littlewood, H. B. 
Malott, F. L. Marshall, J. Massey, O. Mathews, I. R. Merrill, H. A. Moore, 
R. J. Murray, J. McArthur, J. Mclnnis, F. McKee, J. R. Newton, R. J. Nic- 
holson, J. B. Pilmer, D. G. Riggs, C. E. Riley, F. W. Rogers, J. Saunders, H. O. 
Scott, J. S. Sheldon, N. L. Spencer, G. H. Strickland, A. C. Symes, J. Tolmie, 
J. W. Turnbull, J. Turner, W. R. Vernon, F. E. Vickers, C. Wade, B. N. Walker, 
E.A.Webber, N.Wilson. 405.— O. H. Laybourne, W. A. Sell, J.B.Drew, D. R. 
Adam. 410. — J. H. Allen, L. W. Guile, M. N. Lapp, W. H. McCrea, S. McMill- 
an, W. W. Moad, H. W. Morden, J. Maxwell. 411. — F. D. Bedford, A. Sim. 
412. — H. A. Bodely, R. E. Digby, T. H. Magill, C. E. Penhorwood, R. E. Penner, 
T. J. Robson, J. S. Simpson, D. Y. Taylor, J. D. Tipton, R. A. Addison, R. 
Agnew, R. A. Bradshaw, S. F. Clarke, J. Depew, D. H. Flockhart, J. Grant, 
J. N. Gardner, M. F. Harper, W. G. Kerr, R. Lewis, J. B. Perrin, R. F. Sweezy, 
A. D. Sinclair, J. C. Shipley. 415.— J. M. MacKenzie, C. b. Taylor. 417.— L. 



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H. Clark. 418. — T. D. Whiteside. 419.— W. McKenzie, L. Grieve. 422.— 
W. H. Bloom. 425. — J. Harris, O. Wright, E. H. Carrothers. 426. — J. H. Brown 
C. W, Burch, S. J. Cross, T. F. Devey, W. W. Rousom, W. C. Scully, H. J. 
White. 427. — D. A. Turner, G. M. Flowers, W. H. Brannan, A. N. Elliott, 
T. D. Mel eod, A. B. Baker. 429. — T. E. Brown, T. Campbell. 430.— A. A. Abbott 
J. Espie, T. Heaton, G. Stanford, W. E. Thomas, 432.— W. R. Lines, S. Ging- 
rich, W. Huether. 435. — A. Innis, O. E. Kennedy. 437. — W. White, L. Lewis, 
H. J. Proctor, J. E. Lang, J. Park, G. F. Hawes, R. Hyslop, F. G. Smith, H. R. 
Hicks, A. E. Hiliier. T. Gammon, F. N. Wilkie, W. R. Wilson, O. F. Lewis, 
A. B. Kerr, R. I. Nickell, J. B. Rody, A. C. Binks, H. B. Peterson, T- Elliott, 
A. Eldridge, G. H. Barnes, C. S. Park, T. M. Allan, C. M. Farrow, O. E. John- 
ston, T. Whalley, H. A. Wood, F. M. Praill, P. H. Jennings, C. J. Alexander, 
G. R. Round, R. H. Fleet, N. S. McLean, C. E. Richmond. 438.— L. M. Currie. 
T. H. Frost, A. A. Rollit, R. A. Baker, M. R. Carscallen, W. E. Mavbee, F. T. 
Botley, H. R. Browne, M. R. Dennis, M. P. Keiller, W. R. Mathewson, W. R. 
McCann, W. Ackland, W. A. Goy, J. T. Jack, C. W. Johnston, G. G. London. 
P. Love, G. T. Neal, J. I. Nicholson, C. Rollinson, G. Slater. J. W. 
Smith, J. M. Wanless, A. E. Hacker, R. Burton, 441.— W. H. McCornish, 
C. S. Weigant. 443. — A. F. Boehme, R. C. Pilgrim, H. Pilgrim. 445. — C. Dur- 
ance, M. Laughlin, B. Levinson. 446. — O. B. Flinders. 447. — L. B. Christie, 
H. L. Blanchard, J. Lillie, H. H. Andrews, S. Blanchard, R. O. Evans, E. G. 
Croswell. 448.— H. Smith, K. J. McDonald, C. T. McClellan, A.Ward. 449.— 
J. A. Pallister, P. J. Dyre, J. Langdon. 450. — J. D... Fletcher, W. L. Gourley, 
W. Hughes, G. Abraham. 453. — G. G. Elster, M. K. Turner, H. E. Smith, 
J. H. Ross, H. Watts, J. Hepburn, T. L. Ettinger, E. A. Bell, A. T. Sparks. 
454.— S. Hartill, J. W. Moon, J. R. Harrop, J. Spears, A. S. Geach. 456.— J. A. 
Hird, G. C. Little, R. M. Field. 457.— R. G. Peffer, J. N. Crawfis, A. Roe, 
S. W. Sales, W. Miffin, R. Renwick W. Sloan, A. Shanks, H. M. Whitsell, S. A. 
Smith, W. C. Jones, W. F. Scammell, C. L. Osborne, W. B. Shaw, S. Bennett, 
R. E. Fisher. 459. — A. H. Craymer, H. Martin, W. J. Bourke, J. Moore, I. D. 
Cotman. W. Costello, S. Mcllwain, J. Brown, E. G. Graham, O. Smith, I. E. 
Dean, W. Graham, C. R. Tufford, H. R. Allan, J. S. Jamieson, R. W. Terrier, 
G.Mick, W. H. Seigal, A. J. A. Grant, R. Shaw, A. J. Costello, C. H. Jack. 461.— 
H. Carson, J. Fiddes, J. L. Budreau, C. Ranger, J. H. Bell, Sr., J. H. Bell, Jr., 

E. G. Forsythe, A. P. McDonald. 462. — T. E. Armstrong, J. Armstrong, F. W. 
Binkley, N. Evoy, G. V. Fulton, C. A. Galbraith, F. E. Herron, G. B. Hull, 
J. C. Lively, W. J. Linghorne, E. W. Neelands, F. H. Tripp, S. M. Reynolds 
C. H. Taylor E. J. Thompson, J. W. VanLuvan, K. E. Varette, S. B. Wallace. 
466.— C. C. Knapp, B. B. Lyons. 467. — G. L. Rammage, G. C. Williamson, 
468.— G. E. Cook, A. C. Stark. 469.— C. A. McKane, R. G. Stoness. A. L. W. 
Wemyss, O. R. Mathewson, G. Ireland, S. Clark. 470. — R. McDowell, K. E. 
McDowell, W. E. Kew, A. E. Switzer, T. W. Wright, D. M. McKendry, 
C. W. Prentice, K. G. Bell. 474. — R. G. Aiston, W. F. Bowermah, T. Bradd, 

F. W. Brennan, R. F. Bristow, R. A. Ballard, S. Chappell, C. H. Edgson, J. W. 
Hamieson, J. A. Lillie, O. J. Lavery, W. K. Morley, M. McClelland, H. Noble, 

G. H. Robinson, G. G. Sheppard, C. W. Smith, J. W. Stevens, P. R. Stewart, 
R. G. Whittaker. 475.— W. G. Beaver, H. Barnes, A. J. Cardy, W. H. Cope- 
land, T. Cunningham, J. Devine, T. C. L. Etherington, W. Farmer, W. Freeborn, 
W. Forrester, W. Hamilton, I. Hudson, P. Livingston, G. McVittie, T. W. 
Parsons, J. W. Rutter, F. H. Rutter, C. O. Sherman, R. Smith, W. Taylor, A. E. 
Town, T. Wadsworth. 477.— B. C. Jude. 479.— J. B. McVey, C. Fetterly, 
H. H. Shepherd, T. C. Switzer. 481.— H. L. Appleby, D. Barker, A. Campbell. 
J. H. Chandler, L. G. Cunningham, J. D. Dow, G. N. Eidt, J. C. Fox, W. Geary, 
Walter Geary, J. L. Kinton, H. E. Life, G. S. Middaugh, E. J. McDougall, H. S. 
Reid, G. A. Ronan, A. Sands, T. R. Somers, C. D. Stark, J. D. Wiggins, H. 
Wrigley, F. W. Halstead, R. P. Morrison, N. Roberts. 482. — T. R. Jackson, 
G. H. Spence, A. J. Tivey, G. W. Watson. 483.— W. H. Foster, J. F. Leslie, A. 
J. Sherritt, K. G. Hobbs. 4S4. — C. J. Swanson, J. B. Beveridge, C. Durance, 
J. N. Daiter. 485.— W. J. Cook, B. Normandy, E. T. Adshead, A. Shroff, W. H. 
Huckabone. 486.— E. J. Bishop, W. H. R. Burrows, C. R. Cooksley, F. P. Failes, 
G. A. Nodler, E. K. Neil, C. Otton, S. G. Prescott, F. Pearson, V. H. Phelps, 
G. Smith, L. C. Smith, E. T. Stubbs. 487.— J. A. Ledstone. 488.— J. E. Knapp, 
J. A. Secord, J. Risdale, E. S. Her, B. B. Gosnell, A. Jarriett, L. E. Arner, E. 
Rogers, E. Levergood, T. Stoddard, W. Atkinson, H. Elliott, D. M. McDonald. 
491.— J. R. Walter. 494.— F. f. Ackaldn, F. G. Baker. 495.— J. H. Bell, J. H. 
Boyd, H. Cartright, A. M. Coates, H. H. Creasy, J. Earnshaw, F. A. Eden, 
H. W. Fordham, E. J. Gossage, H. F. Graham, R. J. Hanson, J. M. Harvey, 
H. Hazell, R. J. Hosking, F. J. Kelly, J. H. Lampman, M. A. Mepham, F. C. 
Mills, A. Moore, R. H. Murpfiv, W. J. Overnessor, P. Robinson, F. M. Roblin, 
K. L. Shier, D. Sutton, C. H. Vollick, F. S. Whitmore, G. William 496. — 
A. G. Young, G. S. Gropp, F. J. Bell. 499. — L. Torrie, C. Stewart, J. H. Miller, 
F. R. C. Ormiston, J. Murray, R. J. Hinton, A. R. Elliot, H. N. McKay, J. Ben- 
nett. 500. — C. R. Yeazel, J. M. Young, C. A. Buckberrough, S. Gomer, W. A. 
McDowell, F. W. Mahoney, P. C. Neilson, J. Reeves, J. P. Simpson, L. E. 



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Treanor, H. H. Wall, L.Y.White. 501 .— L. P. Pearson, H.F.Reeves, A.Rush. 
R. A. Westbrook. 502.— C. J. Shrum, P. Hoffman, S. E. Watson . M. R Wil- 
mine, G. G. Brant. 503. — W. MeClurg, H. C. Kimmerly, W. R. Brown, H. C. 
Wilcox, E. H. Loosemore. 504.— H. Houze, L. A. Cardiff. 508. — F. W. Bene- 
dict. L. Brown, L. T. Axford, N. R. Wilson, J. Lain?, W. J. MeKellar, F. Lord, 

D. W. Moote, C. C. Cusden, T. M. Shaw. W. T. Deville, T. G. Webb, T. Hunt, 
P. F. Maurer. 509. — T. Kenna, M. Hallman, A. W. Gaunther, A. W. Smith, 
W. A. Cook, W. H. Hill. O. Walli. 510.— A. E. Cates. C. T. Courtney, E. P. Cox. 
L. M. Doughertv, A. A. Fleming, J. E. Fuller, L C. Hutchison. O H. MacXauc;h- 
ton, R. E. McKendry, H. C. Rose, E. M. Wilson, H. Bloxham. T. Marsden. 
J. H. Pridham, A. C. Bve. 513. — W. Webster, T. J. Hewitt. T. H. 
Davis, I. F. Bartlett, T. T. Tackson. T. M. Johnston, G. Emerv. G. Baillie. C. 
Ruby, W. E. Louden, L. H. Cooke, T. Dickenson, H. Waller, H. Tranter, W. C. 
Fish, .T. Morrison, G Johnston, J. Woodhead, E. J. L. Teer, W. B. White, T. D. 
Kerr, T. W. Hammond, M. M. Thurston. T. D. McGregor, E. Henderson, A. 
Tavlor, W. Miller, D. H. Griffin, T. O. Vollick, T. H. Honey ford, G. C. Bowdim, 
P. H. Webber, J. Moore. L T. Courtney. R. McKay, W. A. Mclntyre, J. H. 
Brown. T. J. Young, T. Barker. J. W. Dixon, E. H. Farquhar, J. W. Horning, 
T. A. Hollingsworth, R. A. Haye, H. A. Jarvis, F. A. Kerr. E. S. Kirk, J. A. 
Robertson, W. L. Smith, W. H. Ginder. 514. — K. C. Utley. S. F. Stinson, 
W. A. Cunnington. T. W. Ray, E. W. Kidd. A. R. Stinson, S. W. Windeler, 
C. E. McGahey, H. V. Williamson, L. G Hunt, F. S. McDougall, M. W. Bragg, 
P. Stevenson, F. T. Stevenson, H. Hamilton, M. D. E. Culbert. W. J. Hvndman, J. 
Goodwin, A Henderson, G E P lillips. A. L. Craig, G E. Butler. H. Forrest, E. 
G. Cable, L. E. Balfour, A. H. Clarke. 515. — J. L. Fraser. 516. — G W. Alexander, 
T.Bennie, H. Gordon. T. Brown, H. H. Keyes. 517. — H. C. Argue, F. Spearman. 
520.— N. B. Marriott, G Wallace, E. Wulff, R. Andrews, E. M. Butler, L R. 
Cadwell, A. L Pendrel. H. E. Kirche, W. M. Fink, S. H. J. Partridge, P.Wilson, 
M. J. Russell. J. Clifford, F. Smith, W. B. Stewart, W. D. Smith, A. Phenix, 
J. T. Stephenson, G E. McLean. 521. — E. A. Cunningham, L. Gretes, W. L. 
Longley, H. A. MacDugall, W. A. Meiser, J. E. Trace, W. W. Somerville, J. H. 
Foster. 524. — L. J. Sheather, C. Y. Sellars, J. V. Frazier. 527.— G. W. Aber- 
nethy, A. B. Britton. 530. — L. Charlton, A. Croasdale, R. S. Duval, G. C. 
Sayers. 531. — A. K. Stewart, A. Jefferv, E. I. Goring, C. E. Ternley, T. Bloss, 
M. A Sorsoleil, R. E. Watson, W. Sneddon, F. J. Bromley, A. V. Mumbv, T. E. 
Elmore, F. H. Farrell, J. E. Mitchell, H. H. Whiteman, G. W. Holme, L. B. 
Fisher, E. A. Rutland, J. E. Newburg, J. E. Lancaster, E. J. Morris, G. H. 
Morris, J. E. Thomas, M. G. Crapper, H. R. Newson, A. E. Eves, H. Water- 
house. 532. — W. Birse, J. H. Cadenhead, E. P. Forsey, J. Johnston, W. John- 
ston, D. A. Mathewson, H. G. McCauley, E. H. G McEwen, L. W. McKinley, 
G. A. McLeod W. E. Newman, W. H. Owen, W. S. Pashler, H. R. bhook, W. 
.Stewart, T. P. Thompson, C. W. Westlake. 533.— H. DeMille, E. S. Mould, 
G. A. Workman, W. S. Tickell, A. Sutherland, A. W. Reid, G. A. Ryding, D. A. 
Mowatt, A. E. Jennings, H. W. Heise, A. J. Elliott, W. T. Edwards, J. R. Vand- 
erburg. 537.— H. G. Haslett, J. J. Henry, H. S. Hunter, R. Harvey, W. P. 
Grieve, W. Massey, F. McQueen, A. M. Sutherland. Jr., A.W. Stroud, W. Tru- 
man, R. W. Watson, E. A. Jackson, J. S. Rose, H. Stevenson, S. M. Thompson, 
M. Graham, G. H. Ham, H. Hutchings, C. W. Hindle, T. Hefner, Jas. Logan, 

E. C. Logan, D. E. Miller, W. H. Mulcahy, H. McClintock, T. Norbury, F. H. 
Newland, H. M. Nesbitt, A. M. Ogle, S. B. Pentland, J. M. Pritchard, W. S. 
Radforth, F. Robinson, S. Sargeant, E. H. Scriver, A. W. Stokes, I. G. Snider, 
A. G. Stagg, J. H. Stilwell. A. G. Saunders, Jas. Taylor, H. Tomlinson, F. H. 
Wood, Jas. Wilson, W. T. Wedlock, B. Watters, D. Woodward, Robt. Armour, 
G. E. Barkley, D.M.Banks, S.Boyd, E. A. Burgess, E J. Black, W. Cameron, 
S. Corbett, G. H. Downard, W. J. Evans, Jas. Fairfoul, O. T. Funston, Robt. 
Greenwell, R. A. Graves. 538.— G. W. M. Evans. 539.— R. W. Lun^, G. C. 
Eich. 541. — W. Ayers, L. R. Brock, C. M. Brown, R. A. Cracknell, J. D. Gra- 
ham, R. King, A. H. Daveridge, A. W. McCharles, C. W. Pethick, A. A. Smith, 
R. P. Wallace. 542.— W. H. Almond, D. C. Braund, R. C. Ellis, L. E. McKay, 
E. B. Nelson, F. G. Perrem. 543. — L. L. Crouch, J. T. Doyle, C. Horsman, 
J. Kirkpatrick, H. C. Stamer, A. M. Orr, W. L. Kennedy. 544.— W. R. Shaver, 
H. Swick. 545. — L. Purax, R. N. Mitchell, S. A. Jennings, W. H. Ford, F. J. 
Cummings, C. A. Valleau, H. M. Stephen, P. Campbell. 547. — J. McLean, 
G. H. Shafer, W. A. Kernan, W. A. Logan, W. R. Johnston, J. G. Grudeff, H. F. 
Huff, N. A. J. Smythe, 548.— N. Campbell, C. W. Lees, B. M. Taylor, C. A. 
Sharp, A. MacKay, J. Melville, M. A. Pugh, W. A. Riddell, P. E. Wakefield, 
C. Sanford. 549. — W. F. Butler, H. G. Brandon, C. G. F. Butler, H. O. Chap- 
man, W. C. Drury, E. G. Grant, R. Hart, S. James, S. Marsden, W. Newell, 
R. H. Pearson, J. F. Reed, H. R. Riley, D. W. Stalder, W. E. Warburton. G. W. 
Scott, S. R. Bradburn, C. Aston. 550. — W. Case, F. R. Warner, J. M. King- 
sley, W. A. Crochett, P. M. Bruce, H. Mawson, A. G Calbeek, T. B. Rankin. 
552. — J. S. Baird, R. J. Kent, E. R. Lee, J. S. Sharpe, R. C. Soules. 553. — S. 
Harding, M. R. Nash, H. C. Johnson. 5o4. — J. W. McCrae, G. W. Wight, A. 



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W. Bruce, R. E. Taylor. 555. — W. L. Huston, H. T. Herod, H. L. Martin, D. J. 
McGregor, J. S. Robertson, M. S. Rvder, R. B. Thomas, R. H. Yeates. 556. — 
W.J.Stevens. 559. — P. Salkovich, M.Goldstein, S. M. Ginsberg, I. L. Greisman 
W. U. Haberman, B. M. Margulies. 562. — W. A. L. Thomas, A. W. Irving, 
J. H. Robison, C. H. Gilson, R. C. Christie, W. J. Butters, R. W. S. Johnston, 
G. S. Livingstone, A. F. Gurney, R. Kennedy, h. H. Howarth, J. W. Erskine, 
A. S. Mills, A. B. Griffin, J. S. Dunn, E. Simpson, T. C. Gibbs, A. N. Hayward, 
H. G. Vine, J. Coderre; R. C. Dunham, E. Goddard, H. J. MacDougall, W. F. 
Oblender, R. C. Hudson, C. W. Royston, M. Berg, R. Cooper, J. A. Tavlor, A. 
G Lees. 563. — W. W. Asnton, J. V. Holland, H. A. Stanley. 565. — W. H. 
Chapman, W. M. Garbut, E. W. Matters. J. MacLellan, J. McRae, H. P Jarvis, 
A. B. McLaren, R. Dundas, C. Armitage, R. G. Brooks, F. Fraine, A. Goddard, 
J. Law, F. S. Quin, C. U. Roberts, G. Ross, J. Wemys, A. Boyes, J. A. Chisholm, 
R. Faracherley, A. E. Lambert, A. Lee, J. Thomson, R. A. Winter, T. Wood, 
566. — W. H. Dodd, H. Kilvington. 567. — G. V. Purves. 570. — W. T. Jackson, 
T. D. MacBeth, N. H. Clegg, H. G. Tyley, C. H. Martin, J. Sayers. 571.— J. 
Hesketh, R. J. Yeoman, H. E. Bemrose, R. A. MacLeod, J. F. S. Evans, G H. 
Cameron, W. S. Bell. 572. — W. J. Patterson, W. W. Erison, R. Harris, M. 
Fried, R. Bowman, D. Cowper. A. D. Love, E. E. Palmer, J. D. Butler. 574. — 
A. J. Anderson, B. Keen, Jr. 575. — F. C. Long, R. H. Spicer, G. R. Spradbrow, 
A. D. Duncan, A. G S. Baker, H. Bradley, L. H. Clodge, E. D. Crapper. R. D. 
Struthers, S.Walters. 576.— H. M. March, H. S. Reif. 577.— R. E. W. Duke, 
C. R. Haywood, H. A. Ness. T. S. Russell, N. E. Willson, R. Richardson, R. G. 
Marling, B. G. Mortimer. C. Young, H. Madle, T. B. McCutcheon, D. L. Brown, 
J. L. Buchanan, R. McConkey. 578.— W. T. Clark, J. M. Hambley, J. W. Mc- 
Callum, H. B. Sargent, E. W. Skinner, H. H. Snyder, M. S. Stevens. 579. — 
H. Goldenburg, E. A. Wark, R. Jackson. F. Jenner, J. R. Turton, F. H. Liddle, 
J. Alexander, J. Vick, L. D. Fraser, R. Pike. 580. — F. J. J. Skeggs. 582. — J. P. 
Broddy, A. E. Dixon, J. C. Ford, L. K. Harker, R. N. Massey, J. W. Patrick, 
M. Sharp, W. J. Stewart. 583.— C. H. Speedy, J. B. Revell, J. D. Olley. 586.— 
L. G Campbell, W. J. Mansfield, J. S. Naylor, F. G Roome. 5S8.— J. R. Need- 
ham. 589. — B. B. Farmer, W. Morrow, F. B. Nicholl, N. L. Fitzgibbon, D. M. 
Frame, W. J. Mitchell. 591. — H. J. Rea, A. E. Douglas, E. T. Jones, W. Karry, 
R T. Wilson, W. J. Neale. J. G Sparfel. 592. — A. H. Prince, S. R. Morrison, 
A A. Lane, L.E.Lane, M. V. Frankton, D. Deacoff. 595. — J. L. Thomas, W. H. 
Melhuish.S Griffiths. 596.— H. M. Grant, H. D. McDermid. 597.— S.M.Raymond, 

F. S. Young, G. Hutcheson. 598. — C. C. Bradshaw, F. A. Coward, A. Long, 
J. R. Wilkinson, H. C. McMordie, C. C. Sinclaire, C. E. Hadley, H. A. Mitchell, 
H. W. Piper, F. J. Gerrish, C. W. Harris, P. N. Gardner, H. Scott. 600.— R. V. 
Barr, J. H. Hall, T. F. McGraw, W. H. Phillips, J. A. Lindsay. 601.— J. A. 
Baird , F. G. Randall, C. E. Howell, R. Muir, N. H. Benson, J. F. Brown. 602. — 
J. W. H. Roderick, L. Wilcox, H. S. Laing, W. F. Woods, A. Yates, T. Hill. 
604.— K. G. Merrill, E. Sefton, D. O.Neill, J. M. Wylie, R. Johnson, W. A. 
Hannan, C. Semple, G. L. Onslow, J. R. Cayle, J. E. Carney, B. R. Charlton, 
W. S. Fullerton. 605. — J. Robb, H. Cater, F. S. Wilkins, J. Leathers, A. Chap- 
man. 609.— H. Y. Heinbach, J. L. Baechler, R. L. McGillowee. 610.— D. C. 
Tanner, D. McKewen, A. Graham, G. C. Lamond. 611. — R. C. Rennie. J. 
Tavlor, G. H. Hasenflug, G. E. Keys, J. McColl, D. W. Price, J. Gilchrist, 
C. H. Oakes, J. E. Bloomer. 612. — H. Kirwin, S. Siviter. 613. — D. Carrick, 

G. Nield, L. Kinsman, J. H. Hicks, A. E. Johnson, R. D. Barnhart, A. H. White, 
O. L. Weaver, G. C. Smith, C. E. Clemens, R. E. Gibson. 617.— S. H. Bullett, 
P. F. Phippen, R. W. Dyson, J. H. Chappell. 626.— D. Cropp, M. V. Daboll. 
62S — W. H. Jackson. 629.— G. L. McKay, G. Moore. 631.— W. Kidd. 632.— 
R. J. Ambrose, J. G. Blackwood, R. B. Ferguson, T. Foy, W. J. Magill. 633. — 
M. D. Brown, G. C. Jefferies, E. M. Hess, L. E. Kelley, J. H. Hess. 634 — 
G. H. Edwards. 635. — C. A. Gorman, G. Hamilton, A. A. Bailey, W. S. Martin. 
636.— J. A. Duncan, G. H. Stokes, W. H. Woodhouse. 637.— A. D. Aitkin, A. 
MacPherson, T. Green, H. J. Blumson, J. M. Duncan, J. Fazackerly, J. Cook, 
J. G. Lloyd. 638.— W. H. Keslick, H. N. Cox. 641.— C. A. Huegli, M. D. 
Lazenby, J. Ferris. 642. — A. M. Dinsmore, J. H. Leschied, P. M. Roberts, 
A. S. Allaster, J. Sale, W. H. Tnibadeau, S. H. Richards, C. Patterson, C. P. 
Wood, S. Seibert, G. E. Turner, G. A. Beaton, A. Ross, T. J. Robertson, J. 
Holdworth, A. Murray, G. P. Jess, W. P. Cuthbert, J. Crawford. 643.— H. S. 
Cressey. 614. — W. Black. 645. — W. L. Penton. 647. — D. Mulnoland. 648. — 
H. Devries. 649. — D. F. Johnston, G. L. Edmunds, S. C. Cott, E. Williams, 
P. M. Lunn. 651. — D. R. Farquhar, J. W. Pritchett, D. McLeod. 652.— W. R. 
Black, T. T. Cook, W. K. Shannon. 654.— R. H. Yeates. 



SUSPENSIONS, U. M. C. 

47. — D. B. McColl. 305. — Andrew Davidson. 



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EXPULSIONS 

61. — G. W. Anderson. S6.— D. S. Paterson. 220.— E- R. Flumerfelt. 313. — 
W. G. Morrison. 326. — J as. Gilchrist. 532. — Andrew Cooper. 580. — F. A. 
Mullin. 635. — Cecil A. Gorman. 637. — J. S. MacKenzie. 

RESTORATION FROM SUSPENSION 

65.— F. H. Graham. 599— A. W. Jarrett. (Nonaffiliated) 

NON-AFFILIATED MASON 

559. — S. Ginsberg. 

* DEATHS 

2. — N. R. Bombry, Jan. 5; R. Reid, Mar. 25; J. Redhead. Apr. 27; 3. — W. I L. 
Smith, Feb. 22. 5.— J. C. Stagg, Apr. 9; A. Tomlinson, Apr. 14; W. H. Parsley, 
July 15; J. S. McArthur, July 23; C. C. Lyman, Nov. 24. 6.— W. H. F. Whatelev, 
Feb. 10; W. D. Flatt, Feb. 16; W. J. Grant, Feb. 17; H. R. Hall, Mar. 15; F. G. 
Shaver, June 16; G. Armstrong, June 29; J. McCullough, July 5; G. H. Chase, 
July 14, A. W. Day, Oct. 5, G. C. Copley, Oct. 15, G. H. Lees. Oct. 18, J. P. Steed- 
man, Oct. 19; A. M. Hazell, Oct. 27; T. H. Pratt, Nov. 5; W. \V. Main, Nov. 29. 
7. — H. H. Farrell, Jan. 24; R. E Writtenburg, lulv 23; H. J. Minhinnick, Dec. 21. 
9. — T. B. German, Jan. 21; \V. H. Boyle, Feb. 2; H. J. McNeely, Apr. 22; A. 
Jarvis, June 5; F. M. Deare, Sep. 22; T. V. Anderson, Oct. 6; F. S. Boyes. Oct. 6; 
W. Grass, Oct. 12; J. A. Hoag, No date. 10.— G. H. Ruscombe, Mar. 10; W. R. 
Scott, Apr. 16; N. Porter, May 3; I. McNally, May 5; G. I. Behrens, Oct. 28. 
11. — F. W. Hill. Feb. 25; J. W. McPherson, Mar. 7; A. Mathews, Mar. 30; G H. 
Gnlls, Apr. 7; J. L. Tower. July 10; L. B. Cooper, Nov. IS; 14. — M. Chaplin. 
Apr. 17; J. H. Black. Apr. 10; T. H. Marks, May 9: J. E. Erwin, Dec. 30; 15.— 
G. A. Scott, Aug. 7; W. H. Sccord. Sep. 21 ; W. H. Lowe, Sep. 30. 16.— F. Brem- 
ner, Jan. 15; J. A. Humphrey, Mar. 9; C. A. Deeks, Mar. 14; J. D. Keachie, Apr. 
2; R. Lovell, June 1; W. C. Covington. July 11 ; J. A. Norris, July 11 ; S. B. Gandy; 
Tuly 10; S. U. Rush, July IS; H. W. Cannon, Aug. 20; H. C. Cottrell, Sep. 20; 
W. H. Springer, Nov. 19. 17.— H. A. Allan, Dec. 29; 1935. J. Grieve, Apr. 5. 
18.— H. W. Bedwell, Jan. 26; W. G. Sexsmith, Jan. 29; A. E. Colman, Feb. 18; 
G. Johnson, Mar. 25; J. W. Roblin, Apr. 23; J. E. Benson, Aug. 12; B. H. Pal- 
matier, Oct. 1; W. A. G. Spriggs, Sep. 3; D. F. Vandusen, Oct. 30; C. E. Waring, 
Nov. 28. 20. — A. Tune, May. 24; W. C. Richardson, Jan. IS; T. A. Atkinson, 
Oct. 17. 21A— E. H. Elvidge, Oct. 18. 22.— N. Richardson, Mar. 14; W. R. P. 
Parker, Apr. 21; W. H. Roberts, Aug. 9; T. Taylor, Dec. 21. 23.— J. H. Brydon, 
Feb. 28; W. H. Legge. May 10; A. L. Pnipps, June 24. 24— E. A. Camerson. 
Jan. 25; W. J. Spearman, June 14; D. W. Park, Apr. 17; H. S. McNeill, Nov. 12; 
J. F. Corbett, July 26; W. Johnston, Aug. 6. 25.— W. C. Crowther, Jan. R. J. 
Reade,Feb.20; W. E. Burritt, Feb. F. J. Mann, Oct. 4; T. A. Chisholm, Oct. 11. 
26.— C. H. Wickett, Nov. 3; D. McMillan, Oct. 17; W. L. Badley, Nov. 14. 27.— 
C. F. Mathieson, Dec. 29; 1935. J. Mitchell, Dec. 30; 1935. E. J. Pusching, Dec. 
30; 1935. H. S. Belling, Jan. 11 ; J. W. Millard, Jan. 23; J. M. Rousseaux, Feb. 11 ; 
C. S. Boyd, Jan. 3; R. W. Goering, Feb. 27; M. H. Langs, Mar. 1; R. McKay, 
Apr. 16; J. A. Dickson, Mar. 21; T. Lees, July 22; W. H. Nicholls, Sep. 4; J. W. 
Lowry, Nov. 5; M. A. George, Dec. 26. 28. — S. A. Greer, May 4; J. S. Parker, 
Aug. 26; 1935. C. B. Larry, Dec. 8; 29. — M. R. Hare, Mar. 25; W. N. Davidson, 
Jan. 7. 30. — A. M. Ross, Jan. 20. 31. — W. J. Hoar, Jan. 4; W. H. Bettles, Feb. 
8; J. D. Keachie, Apr. 2; J. Roneigk, July 8, T. G. Bragg, Nov. 27. 32.— J. R. 
Gould, June 11; J. Hall, Jan. 21; J. M. Dean, Nov. 20. 33.— W. F. Clark, Jan. 
10; C. A. Reid, Mar. 29; R. A. Baxter, June 29; T. G. Connon, Sep. 29; J. D. 
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H. McFarlane, Mar. 22; H. J. Hoshal!, Sep. 9. 38.— W. J. Cadman, Jan. 28; 
R. O. Teasel, June 6. 39.— M. A. Duff, June 23. 40.— D. Coulter, Jan. 4; 
W. Baxter, Feb. 9; A. J. Wright, Feb. 14; W. Porter Jr. Mar. 21; C. Bremner, 
Alar. 28, F. H. Wrignt, Apr. 20; W. H. N. Childs, Apr. 30; F. H. Sharpe, July 
17; F. R. McDonald, Oct. 4; P. E. Lumsden, Nov. 14. 41.— R. M. Wigle, Mar. 
24; H. W. Wigle, Sep. 13; H. M. Elliott, Oct. 16; B. Broadwell, Nov. 14; J. Bunn. 
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W. F. Brooks, Aug. 18; H. E. Morton, Nov. 10; C. A. Dyson, Bov. 10 43.— 
W. M. Welsh, Apr. 19; W. J. Taylor. June 3; T. A. McDonald, June 4; \Y. H. 
Flood, June9; J. McMahon. Aug 17; D. C. Wnttehead, Nov. 6; J. C. Taylor, Dec. 
23; 44.— X. Vail. Dec. 29. 1935. D. L. Wright, Feb. 10, J. A. Muntoe, Feb. 14 
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Baldwin, Oct. 18; J. D. Kingston, Nov. 28: R. McDonald. Dec. 12: 4.5. — T. W. 
Standing, Jan. 24; D. A. Cox, Jan. 23: E. Tomlinson. Mar. 24, T. E. Ry?rson, 
Apr. ^.3; F. C. Harp, Apr. 30, F. E. Sheppard, May i; H. W. Sullivan, Nov. 12; 
46. — D. Clivc, Dec. 30. 1935. T. M. Griffith, Jan. 1.3; P. W. Hughes. Jan. 25; T. W. 
Paterson, Feb. IS; J. E. Oldershaw, Mar. 3; J. A. MacGiegor, Apr. 18; T- W. 
Schell, Mav 16; J. F. Morrison May 30; E. S. Bedford, Nov. 5; 17. — G. W. Sewell 
Jan. 1; S. H. Searle, Jan. 6; T. W. Brooke, Feb. i5; W. Belsom, Apr. 2: G. A. 
Boak, Apr. 6; W. G. Fielding, May 6: W. Bonnett, June 15; J. W. Cascadden. 
July 31; G. H. Wintermute, July 31; J. H. Donaldson, Sep. 20; J. McGarvah, Nov. 
15; L. J. Gay. Nov. 15; H. A. Smith, Dec. 8; J. Fry, Dec. 20. 48.— C. J Young, 
Mav 10. 50— J. B. Yott, Feb 24. 52.— T. W. Rose, Feb. 11, W. L. Reid, Feb. 
26; S. Jeffrey, May 2; W. F. Crawford, May 31; J. N. Stanley, Nov. 27; J. R. 
Cowan, Dec. 6; T. H. Brewer, Oct. 20; D. M. Campbell, Dec 9; R. J. Johnson, 
Dec. 27. 55.— C. H. Tate, Apr. 22. 56.— D. W. Collins, Jan. 9; G. Nelson, Apr. 
3; H. A. Link. July 15. 57— J. E. Huttv, Mar. 31. 58— A. S. Henderson. Feb. 
7; \V. A. Fraser.Mar. 2; J. H. H. Henderson, Mar. 6; F. Ashfield, May 3; D. C W. 
Coupland, May 12; J. S. Boyes, May 15; M. M. deRainville, Aug. 24; T. A. Watt- 
erson, Aug. 29; J. R. Dunlop, Dec. 10; C. M. Bartram, Dec. 20; G. C. Hurdman, 
Dec. 22. 61. — J. E. Longley, Mar. 13. W. F. Y. Boyd, May 20; J. A. Huntley, 
Apr. 4; J. L. Donaldson, .Sept. 11; W. M. Mepham, Nov. 27; A. E. Manning, 
Nov. 29; W. T. James, Dec. 8; H. E. Waterman, Dec. 19. 62.— F. J. Robinson, 
Mar. 20. 63.— T. Jelly, Dec. 12; H. M. McFadden, Dec. 27. 64.— G. M. 
Justason, Jan. 29; G. Granger, Mar. 11 ; C. A. Charles, Apr. 24 ; W. Elson, Mav 12; 
R. H. Fish, May 31. 65.— J. B. Nixon, Jan. 19; J. Filby, Jan. 18; G R. Clarke, 
Apr. 24: J. Medland. Apr. 27; G. H. Leng, July 1; Jas. Dale July 28. Jas. 
Brown. Sept. 8; G E. Challes, Sept. 9; J. T. Pound, July 20' T. T. Reeve, Nov 29. 
66.— C. M. Clark, Dec. 15. 68— J. F. Kerr, Mar. 10; H. T. McFarland, Sept. 26. 
72.— W. H. Lutz, Mar. 21 ; J. Stauffer, Feb. 17; T. Dalgleish, Mar. 31; J. H. Rad- 
ford. Nov. S; H. Sneyd, Dec. 10. 73.— G. Hayes, Mar. 5; H. C. Fischer, Apr. 18; 
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J. Stacey, Dec. 28, 1935, A. Fraser, Feb. 9; A. L. Massey, Feb. 17; F. D. Brown, 
Mar. 16; W. H. Woodstock. Mar. 21; J. T McDowell, July 17; F. H. Green, 
July 19; G. Hewitt, July 21; .Arthur Hewitt, Sept. 17. 76.— W. T. McMullen, 
Jan. 31; C. A. Farnsworth, Apr. 28; F. J. Stalker. Aug. 27; F. Millman. Dec. 27. 
77— R. M. Birchard, Mar. 10; J. T. Birchard, Mar. 13; R. Clarke, Nov 29; A. 
Gillespie, Nov. 12; W. W. Staples, Nov. 17. 78.— A. M. Lindsey, Apr. 7; R. G. 
Reid, June 8; H. A. McQueen, Oct. 29, T. Young. Nov. 11; M. Scanlan. Nov. 25. 
79— T.F. McKay, Nov. 21; J. M. Gillespie, Dec. 13; R. H. Crake, Dec. 27. 81 — 

D. McCallum Sr., Dec. 29, 1935, D. Campbell, Feb. 22; G. Grigg, May 31; D. S. 
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G. Westgate, Oct. 27. 84.— G. A. McLennan. Apr. 8. 85.— M. B. 
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Harris, Feb. 7; A. C. Neff, Mar. 1; D. L. Gordon, 1935, W. G. Rook, Oct. 6. 87.— 
W. King, Jan. 26; A. Lameraux, June 28. 88.— C. E. Munroe, Apr. 2; P. W. 
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92.— C. J. Warwick, Apr. 21. 93.— C. F. Patterson, Mar. 2; W. Hay, Sept. 22. 
94.— A. J. Nicholas, Apr. 21; D. McDonald, May 28; C. C. Smale, Nov. 13. 96 — 
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W. Coull, Dec. 3; H. G Woolley, Dec. 23. 104— S. Kinsey, Mar. 19. 105.— 
I. W. Bellamy, Feb. 19; A. V. Braund, Feb. 10; D. Brown, Mar. 22; J. G. Emble- 
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E. T. Rowland, Dec. 29; 1935, W. M. Woodley, Aug. 1. 114. — W. J. Robertson 
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127.— W. Scott, May 13; D. McColl. June 9; 128.— F..E. Fortin, July 6; S. J. 



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R. M. Hillary, June 1 ; E. J. Davis, June 14; E- W. Petrie, Aug. 28. 133. — I. \V. 
Graybiel, Oct. 10. 135. — J. W. Elliot, May 21; J. M. McKenzie. June 29 ~T T 
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J. D. Hamill, Tan. 1 ; A. G. Bright. June. 17; I. Topp, Tuly 21. 139 — E. E Leavens 
Mav IS; W. H. Clarke, May 24; G. L. Flintoff, Mar. 5. 140.-K. Banghart May 
23. 141.— F.H.Hanson, Apr. 24; D. MeKnight, May 16; A. J. Langford, Oct 30 
A. D. Smith, Aug. 30. 142. — F. B. Robertson. May 3; M. J. Casselman \pr 
28; J. S. Goodfellow, Oct. 19. 143.— J. J. Payne, Jan. 6; F. P. Powell, Jan 20- 
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30; E. Huber. Apr. 22; P. Michael, Apr. 27; J. Reitz. May 29, G. M. Wedd, June 7- 
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Mar. 14; R. N. Rhodes, Aug. 21; G. Brooks, Dec. 7. 158. — J. W. Sutherland' 
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J. Philips, Apr. 30; 186. — R. Hughes, Oct. 18; 190.— C. O. Linton, June 14 
192.— Holcroft, Mar. 13; A. McDermid. Mar. 16; C. W. Myers, Feb. 5; J. B. 
Tudhope, Feb. 3; J. Mcllven.ia, May 31; W. M. Tupling, May 5; C. W. Bolton, 
June 8; W. Landell, Dec. 31; 1935; A. C. Bremner, Sept. 10; W. H. Tallman 
July 9; S. L. Mullett, Aug. 3; T. Garner, Dec. 6. 193— C. Munn, Feb. 1. 194.— 
D. MacPherson, Mar. 4; A. E. Haley, May 1; R. B. Burgess, Feb. 11; J. T. Mc 
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201.— N. A. Webster, Apr. 7; D. H. Rogers, Dec. 25. 203.— W. J. Arthur, May 
26; J. Brown, June 2; C. R. Campbell, June 29. 207.— N. M. Watson, Apr. 9. 
209A— W. H. Shosenburg, Dec. 30; 1935; G. E. Logan, Dec. 31, 1935; D. Smyth, 
Jan. 29; A. Graham, Mar. 3; J. M. Slater, June. 24; E. Weld. July 17; A. W. 
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218.— F. Forsyth, Dec. 20; 1935; S. A. Mills, Jan. 13; W. H. Woodstock, Mar. 21 ; 
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J. O. Bartlett, May 22; W. G. G:llillan, Oct. 10. 221.— C. H. Upper June 17; 
W. Constable, Dec. 29. 222.— F. Marett, Feb. 25; A. Waters. Sept. 10. 223.— 
R. A. Scott, Dec. 7. 224. — W. D. Thompson, Dec. 8. 225. — J. W. Sangster, 
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16; S. H. Amey, Aug. 10; C. F. Smith, Aug. 31; A. J. Keyes, Nov. 12. 229.— W. 
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Anderson, Aug. 25; P. Lindsay, Oct. 1; J. T. Mollard, Nov. 15; 234. — C. E. 
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W. Shannon, Aug. J. S. R. McCann. Oct. 254. — R. A. .Scott, Feb. 15. 255. — 
R. A. Bovlan, Apr. 14; F. H. Laird. May 27, W. J. Hunter, Aug. 22; R. Whitson. 
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257 — J Alison, Tulv 12; G. G. Skelton. Tulv 16, J. L. Cowan, Sept. 17; J. Henry, 
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261. — N. Currah, Jan. 16. 262. — J. Scott, Feb, 3; L Walker, Feb. 21 ; G. F. Black- 
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O. D. Bates, Sept. 22. 266— T. A.Kelly Sr. June 20. 267.' — G. Davison, July 
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269. — G. A. Birnie, May 31; D. M. Morgan. Oct. 28. 270. — Jno. Ross, Sept. 
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B. Livingstone, May 3; T. H. P. Young, May 12; W. A. T. Swenor, June 10; R. 
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W. G. Patterson, Jan. 2; H. W. Colborne, Jan. 2.8; A. L. PoslifT. Mar. IS; G. 
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289. — N. Currie. Jan. 20. 290. — P. Phillips, Mar. 10; C. Plumb, Dec. 17; R. 
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Brown, Jan. 8. 295— R. D. Welsh, Dec. 10. 296.— T. B. Campbell, Nov. 19; 
T W. Cornwall. Dec. 22. 297.— J. M. Gillies, Jan. 3; J. Thomas. Jan, 17; A. 
Klaehn, Nov. 19; T. Barber, Dec. 1. 302— J. J. Roberts, Jan. 19; S. Lightheart, 
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A J. McGregor, Sept. 18; J. H. Modeland, Nov. 12: S. A. Oxford, Nov. 14; T. 
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S. Rohertson, Aug. 23; J. Battley, Aug. 28; F. L. Cosford, Sep. 17; J. A. Gray, 
Nov. 23. 333.— E. C. Murray, Aug. 16. 334.— W. H. Blair. Jan. 8; F. O. Henrv, 
Jan. 9; J. McFadgen, Sep. 14. 336. — W. D. McKellar, Jan. 1; J. F. Schweitzer, 
Feb. 10. 339. — A. W. Burgess, May 23, J. T. Couch, Jan. 14; H. Dean, Jan. 11; 
F Mauthie, Feb. 21; P. M. Bates, Aug. 16; B. Cairns, Aug. 28; L. G. Cross, 
July 4; T. J. Evans, July 24; J. R. Fleury, Nov. 4; H. C. Austen, Oct. 11; T. W. 
Matthews, Oct. 2; J. K. Williams, July 9; 341. — H. Lamont, Apr. 10 — 313. — 
W J.Thompson, Jan. 24; W. B. Dolan, Apr. 5; A. E. Esling, Jan. 26; E.K.Harris, 
Oct 9; J. W. Fraser, July 22; J. R. Haggans, Dec. 4; R. E McColl, Dec. 1 ; H. A. 
Harrington, Oct. 1. 344.— J. C. Hunt, Jan. 3. 346.— W. H. Fenwick, Tan. 20; 
J. C. Dunlop, Jan 23; W. Piercey, Jau. 24; E. L. Sinclair. Mar. 9; W. T. Axford, 
Apr. 9; C. A. Grant, June 12; J. Brown, June 17; G. H. Ridge, June 28; S. F. 
Lewis, July 4; F. Fawcett, July 28; J. Babister, Oct. 10; T. Matthews, Oct. 15; 
G. Mullen, Dec. 19. 348. — T. L- Bailie, May IS; C. Moffatt, May 21 ; J. E. Brad- 
ley Feb 24. 352. — R. C. Best, Nov. 25; S. \. Chapman, Sept. 6; A. Durrell, 
Sept 5; C.L. Pitman, Dec. 19; W. K. Smyth, Dec. 1. 357.— J. W. Griffin, Jan. 
27; W. E- Tufgar, Dec. 19; 1935; W. R. Pearson, Nov. 1928; J. S. Cummins, 
June 30; E. Cummings, July 2. 358. — A. B. Smith, Dec. 23; 359. — W.Dawson, 



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Feb. 8. 360.— P. McGibbon, Oct. 11. 361. — R. G. Strachan. Feb. 21; J. D. 
McKee. Feb. 24; W. J. Squirrell, July 25. 361.— A. Dewar, Feb. 16. 367.— J. 
Baird Jr.. Feb. 15; J. H. Gilchrist. Mar. 30, J. N. Fawcett, Mav 29; T. H. Barnes, 
June 8; H. Crosland. Aug. 29; A. E. Evans, Oct. '2; R. Taylor, Nov. 26. 368.— 
R. Johnson, Apr. 23; G. R Quirmback Sr., May 11; W. J. Galbraith, June 7; 
A. W. Fairbairn, July 30; T. P. K. Robinson. Dec. 19. 369.— C. E. King, May 6; 
R. H. Tier. Sept. 6. 370. — H. S. Davison, Feb. 11. 371. — S. Williams. May 9; 
M. Feldheim, Aug. 16; H. A. Hodgins, Dec. 42. 372.— G. Holme, Mar. 21 ; C. K. 
Graham, Apr. 12; R. Bain. May 27; W. Riddell. Aug. 4; J. B. Curtis, Dec. 6. 
373— X. Sherk May 2; H. T. Gibson, Aug. 13; W. Mitchell, Sept. 9; R. H. Herd- 
man, Oct. 5; G. F. Sutherland. Nov. 7. 374.— C. Grigg, Sept. 26. 375.— W. R. 
Robinson, Jan. 3; A. G. Erwin. Mar. 12. 377. — W. H. Calhoun. Apr. 17: W. 
Hogg. Aug. 25: T. J. Brown. Oct. 16. 378. — T. J. Holmes, June 17; T. Cousins, 
June 26; H. McCoubrev. Nov. 3: F. E. Hornsby. Dec. 16. 379.— L. C. Neno, 
Mar. 7; R. Loveless, Sept. 19. 380. — G. A. Dowling, Feb. 25; G. Kibbler. Mar. 
16; O. P. Ringlehardt, Mar. 30; A. Mahon, Dec. 24. 382. — H. E. Geiger. Jan.3; 
J. A. Thompson, Mar. 9; A. C. Blake, Mar. 21 ; J. Gerrard, Apr. 16; R. E. Jones, 
Sept. 1; W. T. Beekingbam. Sept. 17. 383.— G. F. Mowat, Aug. 5. 384.— W. J. 
Brown, Dec. 29, 1935; V. S. Chalk, Jan. 27; W. Hassard, Tan 28; E. W. Ovens. 
Feb. 23; T. W. Timpson. Feb. 29; G. F. Batchelor, Mat 6; I. Henrv, May 10; 
C. Noble, June 8; R. Smyth, June 20; T. Wright, Spet. 20; T. A. Mix, Oct. 19; 
J. M. Taylor, Nov. 15; T- A Harrison, Dec. 8. 385.— J. A. Swan, Apr. 9. J. D. 
Williams. Mar. 23; C. Andrews. Nov. 12; G. H. Bavcroft. Dec. 20: T. McMinn, 
Nov. 17. 387.— T. Robb, Sep. 29; N. Peck. Oct. 23. C. J. Trickey. April4. 3SS.— J. 
C. Reeve, Mar. 11. 389.— T. H. Armstrong. July 25. 390.— W. Elliott. Apr. 20: E. 
Willis. Jan .8. 391. — G. Poag, Feb. 13; b. J. Tefferies, Nov. 1. 392. — W. Johnson, June 
6; G. G. Steel, Nov. 5. 393.— A. McCannel, July 16. 394.— W. Hutcnison. Mav 1 ; 
W.I.Hogg, May 21. 395. — J. E. Moon. Oct. 22. 396. — A. H. Williams. Mar. 15. 
399— D. A. MacVicar, June 13. 400.— A. G. Farrow. Apr. 20: J. H. Prowse, 
Julv 9. 401. — W. Woodgate, May 30, J. H. Hoppes, June 10; R. Geddes, July 
28, J. F. Hill, Oct. 15. 402.— C. M. Johnson, May 4. 403.— J. C. Broderick, 
Aug. 26, J. M. Inverarity, Aug. 11; G. D. Jeffers, Nov. 2; E. F. Nickerson, Sept. 
6. 401. — J. E. Parks, July, 5; W. B. Richardson, Sept. 19. 405— J. Morrison, 
Apr. 7; D. McVicar, Oct. 31. 406. — E- Fitzgerald. Feb. 4; J. S. Aldous, July 14. 
408.— G. Gillespie, Aug. 29; R. A. Stewart, June -s9. 409.— F. Floweis. Feb. 19. 
410. — F. N. Sanderson. Jan. 10; W. Anderon, Jan. 16; II. W. Gourlie, Mar. 19 
F. A. Sparling, June 1; W. S. Walker. Tune 25; X. Taylor, Tuly 2); J. H. 
McConnell, Sept. 15; G. E. Vivian, Oct. 6; J. H. Bailie, Dec. 28; A. Woolrich, 
Jan. 2. 412. — G. Williams, Jan. 3; R. J. Lawson, Feb. 17; H. A. Buscombe, 
Mar. 7; C. O. Fosberg, June 16; A. H. Sikes, Xov. 13; 413.— J. W. Smith, Jan. 
30; \V. G. Clark Mar. 30. 414— A. D. McKenzie, Jan. 27, D. D. Cossar, Mar. 
4, C. W. Jackson, Mar. 16; J. White, Oct. 24. 415.— H. James, Jan. 12; E- \V. 
Hewitt, Mar. 19; W. G. L. Evans, Aug. 5; E. M. Cryer, Dec. 9. 417.— J. J. 
House, Oct. 26; A. C. Sweet, Dec. 18. 420.— C. E. Winter, Aug. 23; W.Anderson, 
Jan. 16; L. S. Clarke, Deb. 16; J. Hume, Apr. 7. 422.— S. C. Brown, Jan. 12; 
J. H. Burgess, Apr. 10; G. W. Blackail, Apr. 17; P. McRoberts, July 9. 424 — 
J. Parker, Alar. 21. 425.— W. Ansell, Apr. 9'; D. Z. Davis, Apr. '2; E. H. Kennedy 
Apr. 19. 426.— J. Wallace, Feb. 26; J. H. Davison, Apr. 23; J. Sutherland, July 9; 

E. Essa. July 19; J. McCance, July 26; W. Harris, Aug. IS; J. McQueen, Sept. 3. 
W. L. Moffat, Aug. 12; W. W. Xewton, Dec. 3. 427. — C. R. Reid, Mar. 9; J. B. 
Dexter.Mar. 30, V. L. Morgan, Feb. 26; N. S. Oliver, July 24. 430.— W. Fitz- 
patrick, Jan. 18; A. Hayne, Mar. 9; E. W. Appleby, Apr. 11 ; R. A. Mitchell, Dec. 
Dec. 23, 1935; W. H. Bilby, Tune 8. 432— G. H. Mitchell, May 20; 433.— C. E. 
Brewer, Apr. 17; 434. — A. W. Freeland, Mar.30. 435. — P. M. Colquhoun, Mar. 
17; A. McCarthy, Oct. 20; W. Mathison, Oct. 21; C. Donnelly, Nov. '3; W. S. 
Davidson, Dec. 27. 437. — J. A. Dalziel, June 6; J. A. Fowler, Mar. 18; A. S. 
Brown, Dec. 17; H. Boody, Aug. 11; D. A. Brown, July 9; E. H. Kinsman, Nov. 
30, J.Underhill, Sept. 13. 438.— J. B. Nixon. Jan. 19; G. C. Woods, Feb. 6; H. 

F. T. Harris, Feb. 8; J. A. Humphrey, Mar. 9; D. Grant, May 19; J. R. Code, 
July 3; R. Prince, July 24; A. Patton, Aug. 13; A. Russell, Sept. 3; S. McBride, 
Nov. 14; R. M. McCheyne, Dec. 2; S. E. Switzer, Dec. 12; J. Harrald, Dec. 16. 
439. — J. A. MacMaster, Jan. 10; R. M. Campbell, Feb. 11; R. W. Cameron, 
April 22. 443. — C. A. Barton, Aug. 2 444. — G. A. Barker, Mar. 21. 446. — 
R J. Stuart, Mar. 8; R. R. Collum, May 14. 447. — F. S. Landey, Sept. 27; D. S. 
YanAllan. Dec. 19, 449.— W.,H owes, Apr. 25. 451.— E. Fitzgerald, Feb. 4. 453.— S. C. 
Young, Jan. 4; W. F. Hogarth, Apr. 2; J. H. Perry, May 21; J. D. McKenzie, 
May 28. 454. — W. Bishop, May 8; G. H. C. Swain, June 19; G. H. Silvester, 
June 27. 455. — J. N. Sisson, Oct. 11; W. J. Davis, Oct. 12. 457. — J. R. Caester. 
Apr. 9. 458.— W. W. Browneil, Apr. 3. 459. — J. A. Reynolds, Mar. 21; J. M. 
Jamieson, May 16; J. B. Craymer, Mar. 1; W. J. Oates, Apr. 6; T. A. Ireton 
Oct. 26; H. F. Millar, Sept. 6. 460.— R. J. Ellis, Sept. 28; J. R. Sleetn, Aug. 13. 
461. — J. W. Anderson, Oct. 4. 462. — D. E. Ferguson, Mar. 18, S. Molyneaux, 
No date; J. H. McKinlay Dec. 2. 463. — R. Clarke, Nov. 29 ; A. Atcheson. Dec. 17 
465. — H. Graham, Sept. 10. 466. — W. H. Ranee, Feb. 27. 467. — Jas. Campbell. 



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Nov 2. 468— T. Coulter, Oct. 31. 469— W. R. Cunningham, Oct. 23; J. C. 
\rmstrong, Dec. 7; R. G. Foster, Dec. 24. 470. — A. H. Meneilly, Jan. 24; C. 
Kniffen. Aug. 3. 472.— J. H. Waite, July 9; J. A. Baker, June 22. 473.— \V. H. 
Beney, Feb. 11; H. Feather, bept. 2. 474.— G. Bean, June 1; M. A. Huggins, 
Aug 19' A. B. McArhtur, Nov. 2. 475. — D. R. Laver, Nov. 7: 1935; W. A. 
Crawford, Jan. 30, A. W. Potter. Tan. 22; J. Hale, Apr. 22; S. S. Forbes, Dec. 17. 
477 — -ft/ Oliver, Oct. 22. 478. — G. Guenther, June 6; M. McBeth, Aug. 3. 481. 
— R. H. Cody, Aug. 22. 482.— J. M. Scott, July 6. 485.— J. McCuaig, Mar. 9. 
4J.6 _R. S \Y. Gillard, Date not given. 487. — W. Belisle, Oct. 10. Wm. Tiplady, 
Dec. 4. 488.— C. H. Bassett, Tan. 14; J. N. Parker, Dec. 8. 490.— C. T. Wright, 
Mar. 20. 492. — A. C. Robins. May S; J. A. Harvie, Dec. 20; J. A. Griffin, Sept. 

25 494. — W. Burgess, May 8; D.White, Apr. 25; G. L. Bray, June 3. 495. — 
A I Aitchison, Mar. 5: T. Hinchliffe. Feb. 16. J. Fisher, Oct. 25; i> . Styles, Dec. 
15. 496.— W. Seccombe. Tan. 16; W. A. Parks, It. 3. 497.— J. Millet, Oct. 7. 
49k __d Mclntyre, Dec. 1 . 499.— G. L. Gordon, June 23; C. A. Harrison, Oct. 4. 
J E Parker Nov 12. 500. — H. P. Martin, Dec. 16. 501. — L. J. West, Oct. 3. 
.503— H. Adams, Julv 12. 506.— E. H. Bridger, Dec. 10. 50V.— T. Agnew, Mar. 
19 O Belanger, Nov. 28. 508. — C. E. Brown, Dec. 30; A. J. Martindale, July 30. 
509.— J. Brandt, Mar. 30; V. H. Hattin, Oct. 4; I. B. Axt, Nov. 10. 510.— A. B. 
Gowdy, May 11; J. A. Harrison, Dec. 8. 511. — W. J. Waters, Jan. 13; A. B. 

Evans Mar. 23; E. Sundstrum, Oct. 24; M. Murray. Aug. 30. 512. — J. O. Bart- 
lett, May 12; W. S. Sedore, Sept. 7. 513. — W. M. Wickens, Feb. 27; W. McLean, 
Mar 13- D McLean, Aug. 12; P.E. Lumsden, Nov. 12. 514. — H. Leeson, Mar. 
19- W C Fox Mar. 31 ; T. A. Harman, Zpr. 2; W. H. Roberts, Aug. 8. 515. — 
J Goodwin Jan.7; T. J. Kirkby, May 1 ; F. S. Whitford, May 9; G. K. Wedlake, 
Sept 17" W D. Booth, Dec. 10. 516. — J. B. Craymer, Feb. 16; J. Grant, June 

26 519. — G. G. Skelton, July 17; A. Mitchell, Jan. 20. 520.— C. A. McArthur, 
June 21; A. E. Rogers, Aug. 17; J. D. Bailey, Sept. 11; C. R. Sneath, Nov. 14. 
521. — G. H. Butler, Apr. 2. 522. — H. Tugendhaft, Mar. 16; C. I. Benjamin, 
May 21; H. Rosenthal, Aug. 31: J. W. Broudy, Oct. 2. 523. — J. Crane, Dec. 28, 
1935; G. C. Carruthers, Feb. 2; J. Abraham, Aug. 27. 524.— J. J. Kingsmill, 
Feb 17 525 — O. E. Hughes, Oct. 16; D. Davies, Apr. 15. 526. — R. I. Hamilton, 
Dec 29 1935; R. A. Rivers, Mar. 30; W. J. Geddes, Apr. 12; 527.— J. M. Gordon, 
June 1936. 528.— R. H. Mitchell, July 16; M. W. Weber, Aug. 11; H. R. Grigg, 
Nov 22 529. — D. Campbell, Apr. 17; J. Foslitt, Feb. 3. 530. — R. Boland, 
Jan 25; D. E. Ferguson, Mar. 18; W. D. Gouldie, July 4. 531. — M. C. Rice, 
Apr 8- F V. Slemin, Apr. 27; G. H. Allin, Apr. 27; 532. — A. Murdock, Jan. 16, 
W. H. Woodstock, Mar. 21; W. H. Legge, May 10; R. Parks, Aug. 31. 533. — 
W A Price Apr. 19; R. A. MacDougall, May 26; F. H. Pntchett, Sept. 4. 536. — 
G. C. Ade, Nov. 14. 537. — R. H. Hobhs, Jan. 29; W. D Mollinson, Mar. 6; J. G. 
Mehaffay,' May 12; J. Burton, May 30; E. R. MacClanathan, May 20; J. E. 
Montgomery, Nov. 22; G. H. Butler, Dec. 26. 538. — R. Carson, Feb. 26. 539. — 
J. S. Lockie, June. 28; E. C. Haedke, July 3, H. A. German, Jan. 19. 541. — 
G H Edwards, Jan. 26, J. Crawford, Apr. 18, S. A. King, Apr. 19; John West, 
July i4- W. J. Chitty, Oct. 10. 542. — W. H. Legge, May 10; G. F. Watson, July 
26. 543.— C. R. Sneath, Nov. 13; W. W. Hiltz, Feb. 26; C. F. Jordan, Apr. 9. 
544. — R. A. Nelson. Sept. 15. 545. — G. K. Younie, May 27; F. S. Gibson, May 12; 
C. W. Dunn, June 12. 546. — S. Broadbent, May 28; J. Wise, Nov. 15; W. L. 
Pressey, Sept. 5; H. A. McLaughlin, Nov. 12. 548. — W. J. McCollum, Dec. 27, 
1935; F. R. Owens, Mar. 29. 549. — P. E. Lumsden, Nov. 14. 550— O. E. Hamp- 
son, Feb. 8; J. Ironside, Jan. 7; W. H. Thompson, Aug. 17. 551. — A. R. Page, July 
5; J. Ellis, Dec. 1. 552. — L. E. Marsh, Mar. 4; W. H. Woodstock, Mar. 21; R. 
Muir,Mar.31; M. Hollingshead, May 4; S. A. Sexsmith, Apr. 7; A. E. LeFrancois, 
June 13; D. Patterson, Aug. 14. 553. — G.W. Martin, May 5. 555.— W. Bowyer, 
Oct. 25. 556. — J. B. Jarrell, Nov. 16; J. Gill, Dec. 17. 558. — J. P. Matheson, 
Jan. 1; W. M. Ross, Sept. 5. 559. — A. Jacobs, Jan. 3; I. Singer, Sept. 17; M. 
Gebertig, Aug. 3. 560. — W. R. Marsh, Mar. 21; J.McCruden, June 20; F. B. 
Lishman, Sept. 8. 561. — J. Plunkett, Sept. 13. 562. — G. K. Bradshaw, Feb. 19; 
T. L. Evans, Apr. 10; J. B. Hart, May 24; G. A. Smith, July 14; W. J. Wilcox, 
July 27; M. L. Pipher, Oct. 31. 563.— A. Sauerman, May 2; W. M. Guy, June 3; 
A P Watterworth, Dec. 1. 564. — J. Logan, Feb. 2; A. D. Colquhoun, Apr. 4. 
56g — W H. Bettles, Feb. 18. 567. — W. H. Beney, Jan. 11. 570. — T. F. Perkin, 
Sept, 28. 571- — W. Smith, Jan 7. H. T. Giiliard, Nov. 8. 572. — C. G. Cobble- 
dickMar. 29; W. H. Bowers, May 5; W. Wilkinson, May 17; W. Anderson, June 
28. 573. — A.' E. Wray, Aug. 1936. 574. — A. D. McLean, Jan. 10. 575. — T. A. 
Brydall Feb. 21; H. A. Harrington, Oct. 1; J. A. Harrison. Dec. 8. 576. — A. Ol- 
ley Dec 4. 577. — W. A. James, June. 24; C. W. Flintoff, Feb. 5. 578. — L. Cum- 
miford May 26. 579. — J. S. Nichols, Feb. 2. 581. — R. J. Millar, July 12. 583. — 
W G Parker, Feb. 13; J. W. Dorkin, Feb. 17; F. V. Slemin, Apr. 27; J. G. Wilson, 
Juiy 8' R. J. Owen, Nov. 3. 585. — J. H. Revell, Feb. 3; J. H. Hoppes, June 10. 
5S6 — j. a. McComb, Sept. 28; H. O. Brown, Dec. 18. 587. — T. G. Graham, 
May 11 A. F. Adam, May 13; L. Pullan, Aug. 8. 590. — W. N. Ross, Sept. 5. 
59i — d'. Robertson, Mar. 15; S. B. Coon, Sept. 24. 592. — W. E. Barker. June 22. 
593 _a. Mclntyre, Apr. 2; R. Mkchell, Jan. 27. 594. — R. Wilson, Apr. 7, 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 3S5 

W. Turner, Mar 16. 595. — F. S. Sawyer, Feb. 22. A. T. Cooper, Oct. 24, A. H. 
Mockford. Oct. 1; E. B. Hartley, Oct. 18. 596. — T. R. May, June. 15. 600.— 
W. F. Phillips, May 3; A. Ross, Sept. 6. 601. — T. Acton. May 12; T. C. Sloane, 
May 14. 602.— C. E. Smith, Feb. 4: H. R. Hall, Mar. 15; P. E. Lumsden, Nov. 14. 
603. — D. Turner, Apr. 29. 604. — A. R. Plummer, Mar. 9; J. A. Sinclair, Jan. 1. 
606.— R. G. Cordingley, Nov. 26; 607. — J. W. Bird, May 19. 608.— W. J. Hodg- 
son, Feb. 16; R. E. Tompkins. lulv 22; C. G. Crilly, Dec. 1. 609.— J. J. Dewall, 
Dec. 10. 611.— W.J. Chambers. Dec. 1. 613.— G. A. Ash, Mar. 4. 614.— G. A. 
Runchey, May 6; T. Wilson, May 13. 616. — F. J. Lowe, July 10, A. M. McComb, 
Nov. 27; S.J. Oram, May 24. 617. — R. E. Hall, June 3; W. H. Thompson, July 
4. 618.— J. H. Miller, Aug. 5. 620. — G. H. Grills, Apr. 9; A. Rose, May 10; 
W. J. Campbell, Sept. 7, C. D. Dyke, Oct. 25, R. A. Croskery, Dec. 19. 621.— 
A. G. Erwin, Mar. 21. 622.— I. A. Hogg, Oct. 1936. 623. — T. H. Parker, May 23. 
624.— G. E- Hutt, Feb. 22, P. S. Young, Dec. 16. 626.— F. B. Misner, Apr. 24. 
628.— J. B.Jarrell, Nov. 17. 631. — C. T. Schurg, June.14. 632.— C. McFarland. 
Aug. 8. 633.— C. Grigg, Sept. 26, A. E. Spooner, Dec. 22. 634.— W. S. Campbell, 
May3, E. E. Kaiser, May 26, W. S. Bain, Aug. 26. 636.— A. Peterson, Jan. 1936. 
637.— S. McKee, Mar. 24; G. H. Harris, Mar. 14; B. Cairns, Aug. 28, W. C. 
Milson, Sept. 25. 638. — F. G. Deadman, Feb. 25; P. V. Graham, Dec. 8. 639. — 
H. Statham, Jan. 19. 640.— L. J. West, Oct. 3. 646.— J. O. Bartlett, May 12; 
R. H. Tinsdale, Oct. 24. 647. — G. Bray, June. 30. 64S— J. H. Black, Mar. 10. 
649.— E. Flutter, Feb. 13. 650.— J. E. Loucks, Nov. 4. 652.— R. B. Downey, 
Oct. 24. 654.— D. McLean, Aug. 12. 



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LIST OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS, 1937-38 

The Grand Master 

MAY. Bro. W. J. Dunlop Toronto 

The Deputy Grand Master 
R.W. Bro. J. A. Dobbie Ottawa 

The District Deputy Grand Masters 

District D.D.G.M. P. O. Address 

Algoraa Cecil M. Mclntyre Homepayne 

Brant Geo. T. Knox Oakland 

Bruce W. Harold Work Wiarton 

Chatham Wm. J McCall Chatham 

Eastern Arthur MacMillan Finch 

Frontenac Robt. J. Webster Gananoque 

Georgian Raymond E. Ives Stayner 

Grey Tames H. Brownlee Owen Sound 

Hamilton "A" Chas. F. Marshall Hamilton 

Hamilton "B" William A. Laidlaw Hamilton 

London Colin McKinlay London 

Muskoka Jos. B. Lake Powassan 

Niagara "A" John H. Patterson Smithville 

Niagara "B" Milton C. Bacon Chippawa 

Nipissing East Digory G. Stevens North Bay 

Nipissing West George A. S ner Sault Ste. Marie 

North Huron John H. Wylie Wroxeter 

Ontario Cecil F. Cannon Oshawa 

Ottawa Alonzo B. Hyndman Carp 

Peterborough Herrick W. Roche Havelock 

Prince Edward Robt. D. Adams Belleville 

Sarnia Ewald G. Kremer Courtright 

South Huron Harold M. Corbett Lucan 

St. Lawrence Hubert L. Si.ott Mallorytown 

St. Thomas Omar J. Davies Rodney 

Temiskaming Ro-coe C. Mortson. Timmins 

Toronto "A" Nathan Phillips Toronto 

Toronto "B" Birger E. Ekblad Toronto 

Toronto "C" Joseph A. Trcyer Toronto 

Toronto "D" Ivan B. Musselman Maple 

Victoria Walter W. Finney Kirkfield 

Wellington John F. Carmichaei Kitchener 

Western J as. W. Douglas Kenora 

Wilson Gordon A. Smith Innerkip 

Windsor Archie H. MacQuarrie Windsor 

The Grand Wardens 

R.W. Bro. W. E. Cowling Ottawa 

R.W. Bro. J. A. Hearn Toronto 

The Grand Chaplain 

R. \V. Bro. W. C. White Toronto 

The Grand Treasurer 

M.W. Bro. John A. Rowland Toronto 

The Grand Secretary 
R.W. Bro. E. G. Dixon Hamilton 

The Grand Registrar 

R.W. Bro. F. E. Sillifant Toronto 

Historian 

M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington Napanee 



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Appointive Officers 

Grand Senior Deacon V.W. Bro. G. A. Wheable London 

Grand Junior Deacon V.W. Bro. Sage Snider Toronto 

Grand Superintendent of Works V.W.Bro. E. R. Musselman Windsor 

Grand Director of Ceremonies V.W. Bro. W. H. Herrington Kingston 

Assistant Grand Chaplain V.W. Bro. Lome Pierce Delta 

Assistant Grand Chaplain V.W. Bro. W. H. Cramm Westboro 

Assistant Grand Secretary V.W. Bro. A. E. Bryson Toronto 

Assistant Grand Dir. of Ceremonies V.W. Bro. A. A. Kinghorn Toronto 

Grand Sword Bearer V.W. Bro. E. E. Lord Peterborough 

Grand Organist V.W. Bro. Alex. MeNaughton....Fort William 

Assistant Grand Organist V.W. Bro. C. H. Speer Hilton Beach 

Grand Pursuivant V.W. Bro. John Curtis '..Toronto 

Grand Stewards 

V.W. Bro. Jas. W Atchison Hepworth 

Jas. S. Barber Belleville 

Tohn Black Toronto 

G. R. Booth Huntsville 

M. T. Breckenbridge Peterborough 

Robt. Buchanan Hamilton 

John J. Campbell Aylmer 

Wm. D. Connor Hamilton 

Jas. E. Coombs Bradford 

R. J. Cranston Caledonia 

G. H. Davidson Sudbury 

Jas. E. Dales Wheatley 

O. H. Downey Myrtle 

R. T. Dunlop Chatsworth 

John W. Durr St. Marys 

Hamilton Edgar Kingston 

D. R. Ekins Hamilton 

John L. Gosnell Blenheim 

Gordon Giffin Mt. Forest 

Henry B. Hardy Port Arthur 

Chas. Hesburn St. Catharines 

F. H. W. Hickling Flesherton 

R. W. Hind Toronto 

Clarence R. Kaiting Gait 

A. J. Lindley Burlington 

\V. H. Lyon Toronto 

F. A. Maas Streetsville 

John P. Mills Hamilton 

S. H. Morris Port Dover 

Chas. G. Mickel. ..- Toronto 

Geo. W. Miller Woodstock 

John D. McKay Kincardine 

W. J. McCoy Ottawa 

D. L. McPherson Toronto 

Chas. Neal Englehart 

A. D. Morris Mimico 

Alfred C. Nugent Lindsay 

Harry Owen London 

Jas. R. Roaf Toronto 

H. G. Robertson Barrie 

Chas. W. Scace Brockville 

Jas. A. Scace Brantford 

Alex. Seay Hawkesbury 

Harry Stevenson Chatham 

W. R. Somerville Haileybury 

A. W. Waters Saroia 

W. H. Whitchurch Stratford 

Harold A. Yeo Fort Erie 

D. R. Young Emo 

Grand Standard Bearers 

V.W. Bro. Chas. F. Brookes Toronto 

Jos. C. West Toronto 

Grand Tyler 

,W. Bro. Malcolm Sinclair Toronto 



388 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES 

President 
R.W. Bro. J. A. Dobbie Ottawa 

Vice President 
R.W. Bro. Alex. Cowan Barrie 

By Virtue of Office 

M. W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, Grand Master Toronto 

W. H. Wardrope. Past Grand Master Hamilton 

" W. N. Ponton, Past Grand Master Belleville 

J. A. Rowland, Past Grand Master Toronto 

R. B. Dargavel, Past Grand Master Toronto 

W. S. Herrington, Past Grand Master Napanee 

" F. A. Copus, Past Grand Master Stratford 

A. J. Anderson, Past Grand Master Toronto 

R. \V. Bro. W. E. Gowling, Grand Senior Warden Ottawa 

J. A. Hearn, Grand Junior Warden Toronto 

Rt. Rev. W. C. White, Grand Chaplain Toronto 

E. G. Dixon, Grand Secretary Hamilton 

" F. E. Sillifant. Grand Registrar Toronto 

V. W. Bro. W. H. Herrington, Grand Director of Ceremonies Kingston 

The District Deputy Grand Masters 
District D.D.G.M. P. O. Address 

Algoma Cecil M Mclntyre Hornepayne 

Brant Geo. T. Knox Oakland 

Bruce W. Harold Work Wiarton 

Chatham Wm. J. McCall Chatham 

Eastern Arthur MacMillan Finch 

Frontenac Robt. J. Webster Gananoque 

Georgian Raymond E. Ives Stayner 

Grey James H. Brownlee Owen Sound 

Hamilton "A" Chas. F. Marshall Hamilton 

Hamilton "B" William A. Laidlaw. Hamilton 

London Colin McKinlay London 

Muskoka Jos. B. Lake Powassan 

Niagara "A" John H. Patterson Smithville 

Niagara "B" Milton C. Bacon Chippawa 

Nipissing East Digory G. Stevens North Bay 

Nipissing West George A. Shier Sault Ste. Marie 

North Huron John H. Wylie Wroxeter 

Ontario Cecil F. Cannon Oshawa 

Ottawa Alonzo B. Hyndman Carp 

Peterborough Herrick W. Roche Havelock 

Prince Edward Robt. D. Adams Belleville 

Sarnia Ewald G. Kremer Courtright 

South Huron Harold M. Corbett Lucan 

St. Lawrence Hubert L. Scott Mallorytown 

St. Tnomas Omar J. Da vies .....Rodney 

Temiskaming Roscoe C. Mortson Timmins 

Toronto "A" Nathan Phillips Toronto 

Toronto "B" Birger E. Ekblad Toronto 

Toronto "C" Joseph A. Troyer Toronto 

Toronto "D" Ivan B. Musselman Maple 

Victoria Walter W. Finney Kirkfield 

Wellington. John F. Carmichael Kitchener 

Western Jas. W. Douglas Kenora 

Wilson Gordon A. Smith. Inncrkip 

Windsor Archie H. MacQuarrie Windsor 

Honorary Members 

R.W. Bro. R. F. Richardson Strathroy 

R.W. Bro. George Moore Hamilton 

R.W. Bro. Alex. Cowan Barrie 

R.W. Bro. C. E. Kelly Hami'ton 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 389 

Elected by Grand Lodge 

R.W. Bro. Smith Shaw Toronto 

T. C. Wardley Elora 

J. Birnie Smith London 

E. T. Howe Windsor 

O. T. Newell Hamilton 

T. A. McRae Kingston 

E. W. Barber Toronto 

W. H. Gregory Stratford 

T. H. Simpson Hamilton 

Appointed by the Grand Master 

R.W. Bro. W. C. N. Marriott Ottawa 

H. S. Tapscott Brantford 

V.W. Bro. A. P. Freed Port Arthur 

R.W. Bro. H. J. Alexander Weston 

C. S. Hamilton Toronto 

G. C. Bonnycastle Bowmanville 

W. D. Love London 

John Ness Toronto 

M. E. MacKenzie Toronto 

C. M. Forbes Perth 

And for one year 

R.W. Bro. Jos. Fowler Sudbury 

COMMITTEES 
Audit and Finance 

R. W. Bros. M. E. MacKenzie (Chairman); George Moore. C.S. Hamilton, 
G. A. Shier. W. E. Cowling, J. A. Hearn. G. T. Knox, J. H. Wylie, R. C. Mortson, 

D. .G. Stevens, J. H. Brownlee, G. A. Smith. 

Condition of Masonry 
R.W. Bro. H. T. Alexander (Chairman) ; M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington, R.W . 
Bros. W. C. White, H. W. Roche, E. G. Kremer, C. M. Mclntyre 

Warrants 
R.W. Bros. G. C. Bonnycastle (Chairman); R. D. Adams, W. W. Finney, 
A. MacMillan, W. J. McCall. 

Benevolence 
R.W. Bro. T. C. Wardley (Chairman); M.W. Bro. F. A. Copus, R.W. Bros. 

E. W. Barber, E. T. Howe, W. D. Love, H. S. Tapscott, C. M. Forbes, W. C. 
N. Marriott, O. J. Newell, B. E. Ekblad, J. A. Troyer, W. A. Laidlaw, H. L. 
Scott, V.W. Bro. A. P. Freed. 

Grievances and Appeals 
R.W. Bro. T. H. Simpson (Chairman); M.W. Bros. W. H. Wardrope, J. A. 
Rowland, R. B. Dargavel, W. S. Herrington, F. A. Copus, A. J. Anderson, R. 
W. Bros. Alex. Cowan, E. G. Dixon, Smith Shaw, J. Fowler, N. Phillips, R. J. 
Webster, F. E. Sillifant. 

Constitution and Laws 

M.W. Bros. W. H. Wardrope (Chairman); W. N. Ponton, J. A. Rowland, 
R. B. Dargavel, W. S. Herrington, F. A. Copus, A. J. Anderson. 
Fraternal Dead 
R.W. Bros. J. A. McRae (Chairman); C. E. Kelly, C. F. Marshall, A. B. 
Hyndman, M. C. Bacon, C. McKinley, O. J. Davies. 

Printing 
W.R. Bros. J. B. Smith (Chairman); J. B. Lake, R. F Richardson, W. H- 
Work, H. M. Corbett J. H. Patterson. 

Masonic Education 
R.W. Bro. W. H. Gregory (Chairman); M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington, R.W. 
Bros. J. A. Dobbie, W. C. White, John Ness. E. G. Dixon, C. F. Cannon, J. F. 
Carmichael, J. W. Douglas, R. E. Ives, A. H. MasQuarrie, V.W. Bro. W. H. 
Herrington. 

Library 
R.W. Bros. C. S. Hamilton (Chairman); N. Phillips, B. E. Ekblad, J. A. 
Troyer, I. B. Musselman. 

Fraternal Correspondence 
M.W. Bro. W. N. Ponton, (Chairman). 



390 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



SPECIAL ADDRESSES OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD 1937-1938 

R. D. Adams 272 Albert St Belleville 

A. J. Anderson 2S81 Dundas St. W. Toronto 

J. H. Brownlee 518 10th St. W Owen Sound 

E. W. Barber 339 Ontario St Toronto 

C. F. Cannon 413 Masson St Oshawa 

J. F. Carmiehael 71 Bingeman St Kitchener 

Frank A. Copus Bank of Montreal Chambers Stratford 

O. J. Da vies M.D Box 82 Rodney 

R. B. Dargavel 234 Evelyn Ave Toronto 

E. G. Dixon. Box 217 Hamilton 

J. A. Dobbie, M.D Ottawa Civic Hospital Ottawa 

\V. J. Dunlop 608 Jarvis St Toronto 

B. E. Ekblad 60 Langley Ave Toronto 

Jos. Fowler Box 427 Sudbury 

A. P. Freed 329 Van Norman St Port Arthur 

W. E. Gowling 139 Carling Ave Ottawa 

W. H. Gregory 10 Albert St Stratford 

C. S. Hamilton 302 Bay St Toronto 

J. A. Hearn 40 Wnitehall Rd Toronto 

\V. H. Herrington 151 Wellington St Kingston 

E. T. Howe 960 London St. W Windsor 

C. E. Kelly 73 Melrose Ave. S Hamilton 

Win. A. Laidlaw 1316 King St. E Hamilton 

Jos. B. Lake Box 176 Powassan 

W. D. Love 40 Craig St. London 

W. C. N. Marriott 171 Powell Ave Ottawa 

C. F. Marshall 43 Fairleigh Ave. S Hamilton 

Geo. Moore 120 St. Clair Ave Hamilton 

R. C. Mortson Box 2410 Cochrane 

M. E. MacKenzie 14 Rose Park Cres Toronto 

A. H. MacQuarrie 1977 Pilette Rd Windsor 

W. J. McCall 29 King St. E Chatham 

C. M. Mclntyre Box 150 Hornepayne 

Colin McKinley 72 Euclid Ave _ London 

J. A. McRae 226 Frontenac St Kingston 

John Ness 83 Chatsworth Dr Toronto 

O. I. Newell, M.D 323 Wentworth St. So Hamilton 

J. H. Patterson Box 48 Smithville 

Nathan Phillips 26 Lauder Ave Toronto 

H. W. Roche Box 538 Havelock 

J. A. Rowland 320 Bay St Toronto 

H. L. Scott R.R. No. 3 Mallorytown 

Smith Shaw 223 Evelyn Ave Toronto 

G. A. Shier. 631 Queen St. E Sault Ste. Marie 

F. E. Sillifant 259 Keewatin Ave Toronto 

T. H. Simpson 29 James St. Sd Hamilton 

J. Birnie Smith. 1005 Maitland St London 

G. A. Smith R.R. No. 1 Innerkip 

D. G. Stevens .37 First Ave. E North Bay 

H. S. Tapscott 109 East Ave Brantford 

J. A. Troyer 1^7 Old Orchard Grove Toronto 

W. H. Wardrope Sun Life Bldg. Hamilton 

R. J. Webster. 60 Brock St Gananoque 

Rt. Rev. W. C. White 35 Ardmore Rd Toronto 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO. 1937 391 



MEMBERS OF THE BOARD— NO SPECIAL ADDRESS 

H. J. Alexander Weston 

M. C. Bacon Chippawa 

G. C. Bonnyeastle Bowmanville 

H. M. Corbett Lucan 

Alex. Cowan Barrie 

J. W. Douglas Kenora 

W. W. Finney Kirkfield 

C. M. Forbes Perth 

W. S. Herrington Napanee 

A. B. Hyndman Carp 

R. E Ives, M^D Stayner 

Geo. T. KnoX. Oakland 

E. G. Kremer Courtright 

A. JVlcMjllan Finch 

I. B. Musselman Maple 

W. N. Ponton Belleville 

R. F. Richardson. - Strathroy 

T. C. Wardley Elora 

W. H. Work. Wiarton 

John Wylie Wroxeter 



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HONORARY OFFICERS 

Henry T. Backus Michigan. 1857 P.G.M. 

Philip C. Tucker Vermont 1857 P.G.M 

Michael Furnell Ireland 1857 P.D.D.G.M. 

Robert Morris .' Kentucky 1858 P.D.G.M. 

Thos. G. Ridout Toronto 1859 P.G.M. 

Aldis Bernard * Montreal 1860 P.G.M. 

Thomas Drummond. 1S62 P.G.J.W. 

John H. Graham Richmond 1864 P.G.J.W. 

Jas. V. MacKev Ireland 1867 P.G.S.W. 

Brackstone Baker England 1868 P.G.S.W. 

Sir. John A. Macdonald Kingston 1868 P.G.S.W. 

John V. Ellis New Brunswick 1869 P.G.S.W. 

Rev. C. P. Bliss New Brunswick 1871 P.G. Chap. 

Wm. H. Fraser Wisconsin 1873 P.G. Reg. 

H. A. MacKay Hamilton 1873 P.G. Reg. 

Thos. White, jr Montreal 1874 P.G.M. 

J. A. Lockwood New York. 1882 P.G.S.W. 

Otto Klotz Preston 1885 P.G.M. 

Geo. C. Patterson Toronto 1897 P.G. Reg. 

T. R. Barton Toronto 1897 P.G. Reg. 

J. J. Ramsay Toronto 1897 P.G. Reg. 

Kivas Tully Toronto 1897 P.G.M. 

W. A. Sutherland New York 1900 P.G.M. 

J. J. Mason Hamilton 1900 P.G.M. 

Chief Justice Gerald Fitz- 

Gibbon Ireland 1900 P.G.S.W. 

R. L. Shriner Toronto 1900 P.G. Reg. 

Alex. Patterson Toronto 1901 P.G. Reg. 

H.R.H. Duke of Connaught England 1902 P.G.M. 

Lord Ampthill England 1919 P.G.M. 

Gerald Fitzgibbon, K.C Ireland 1920 P.G.S.W. 

Rt Hon. Lord Desborough, 

K.C.V.O England 1920 P.G.S.W. 

Stanley Machin, J.P England 1920 P.G.S.W. 

Jas. H. Stirling Ireland 1920 P.G.S.W. 

A. Cecil Powell England 1920 P.G.J.W. 

John Dickens England 1920 P.G.J.W. 

R. F. Richardson Strathroy 1920 P.G. Reg. 

Sir George McLaren Brown England 1921 P.G. Reg. 

Sir John Ferguson England 1923 P.G.S.W. 

H. Hamilton- Wedderburn England 1923 P.G.J.W. 

Arthur E. Carlyle England 1923 P.G.J.W 

Dudley H. Ferrell Massachusetts 1923 P.G.M. 

Chas. Ramsay Massachusetts 1923 P.G.S.W. 

Frank H. Hilton Massachusetts 1923 P.G.J.W. 

A. Beitler Pennsylvania 1923 P.G.M. 

S. W. Goodyear Pennsylvania 1923 P.D.G.M. 

George Ross Toronto 1925 P.G. Reg. 

Chas. B. Murray Toronto 1925 P.G. Reg. 

Sir Alfred Robbins England 1927 P.G.S.W. 

Earl of Stair. Scotland 1931 P.G.M. 

Lord Droughmore Ireland 1931 P.G.M. 

Viscount Galwav England 1931 P.G.S.W. 

Canon F. J. C. Gillmor England 1931 P.G. Chap. 

J. Bridges, Eustace England 1931 P.G.Reg. 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 395 

LIST OF GRAND LODGES 
With Name and Address of the Grand Secretaries 

The United Kingdom 

England Sir P. Colville Smith London 

Ireland H. C. Shetland Dublin 

Scotland T. G. Winning Edinburgh 

Dominion of Canada 

Alberta J. H W. S. Kemmis Calgary 

British Columbia W. A. DeWolf Smith New Westminster 

Manitoba J. H. G. Russell Winnipeg 

New Brunswick. St. John 

Nova Scotia James C. Jones Halifax 

Prince Edward Island. C. M. Williams Charlottetown 

Quebec W. W. Williamson Montreal 

Saskatchewan W. B. Tate Regina 

Other British Countries 

New South Wales David Cunningham Sydney- 
New Zealand H. A. Lamb Dunedin 

Queensland Leslie P. Marks Brisbane 

South Australia R. Owen Fox Adelaide 

Tasmania W. H. Strutt Hobart 

Victoria Wm. Stewart Melbourne 

Western Australia A. E. Jensen Perth 

United States of America 

Alabama Guy T. Smith Montgomery 

Arizona H. A. Drachman Tucson 

Arkansas W. A. Thomas Little Rock 

California John Whicher San Francisco 

Colorado Chas. A. Patton Denver 



396 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Connecticut Winthrop Buck Hartford 

Delaware John F. Robinson Wilmington 

Dist. of Columbia J. Claude Keiper Washington 

Florida J. T. B. Moyer Jacksonville 

Georgia Frank F. Baker Macon 

Idaho .....Curtis F. Pike Boise 

Illinois R. C. Davenport Harrisburg 

Indiana Win. H. Swintz Indianapolis 

Iowa Chas. C. Hunt Cedar Rapids 

Kansas G. F. Strain Topeka 

Kentucky A. E. Orton Louisville 

Louisiana D. P. Laguens New Orleans 

Maine C. E. Leach Portland 

Maryland H. C. Mueller Baltimore 

Massachusetts F. W. Hamilton Boston 

Michigan F. H. Newton Grand Rapids 

Minnesota John Fishel St. Paul 

Mississippi Edward L. Faucette Meridian 

Missouri Arthur MTther....'. St. Louis 

Montana L. T. Hauberg Helena 

Nebraska Lewis E. Smith Omaha 

Nevada V. M. Henderson.: Reno 

New Hampshire J. M. Dresser Concord 

New Jersey Isaac Cherry Trenton 

New Mexico A. A. Keen Albuquerque 

New York Chas. H. Johnson New York 

North Carolina J. H. Anderson ! Raleigh 

North Dakota Walter L. Stockwell Fargo 

Ohio Harry S. Johnson Cincinnati 

Oklahoma C. A. Sturgeon Guthrie 

Oregon D. R. Cheney Portland 

Pennsylvania John A. Perry Philadelphia 

Rhode Island H. L. McAuslan Providence 

South Carolina O. Frank Hart Columbia 

South Dakota Geo. A. Pettigrew Sioux Falls 

Tennessee T. E. Doss Nashville 

Texas W. D. Pearson Waco 

Utah S. H. Goodwin Salt Lake City 

Vermont A. S. Harriman Burlington 

Virginia Jas. M. Cliff Richmond 

Washington Horace W. Tyler Tacoma.. 

West Virginia Geo. S. Laidley Charleston 

Wisconsin Wm. F. Weller Milwaukee 

Woyming J. M. Lowndes Casper 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 397 



Other Countries 



Bahia A. A. DaSilva Bahia 

Chile R. C. Oliveria Santiago 

Colombia Barranquiila Gualberto Barba Barraquilla 

Columbia Bogota Carlos S* Hernandez Bogota 

Colombia Cartagena... A. J. Valverde Cartagena 

Costa Rica G. F. Bowden San Jose 

Cuba.;*. L. M. Reyes Havana 

Czechoslovakia — 

Lessing Ernest Klatscher Prague 

National J. V. Sedmik Prague 

Ecuador Clodoveo Alcivar Guyaquil 

France, Nationale W. J. Coombes Paris 

Guatemala Pedro Donis Guatemala 

Mexico York F. T. Berger Mexico City 

Netherlands A. F. L. Faubel The Hague 

Norway Ewind Lowig-Hansen Oslo 

Panama M. Solis Panama 

Para A. N. de Figueiredo Para 

Paraiba J. C. C. Nobrega Paraiba 

Peru Pedro F. Rodo Lima 

Philippines T. M. Kalaw Manila 

Puerto Rico F. G. P. Almiroty San Juan 

Roumania Erast Perez Bucarest 

Switzerland Arnold Wirth Basle 

Vienna W. Misar Vienna 



398 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GRAND 

LODGE OF CANADA, NEAR OTHER GRAND 

LODGES 

• 

The United Kingdom 

England Viscount Galway Wellington, N.Z. 

Ireland Gerald Fitzgibbon, K.C.. Dublin 

Scotland P. MacAuslan Lanark 

Dominion of Canada 

Alberta J. A. Jackson Lethbridge 

British Columbia W. C. Ditmars Vancouver 

Manitoba J. C. Walker Reid Underhill 

New Brunswick J. B. M. Baxter St. John 

Nova Scotia J. H. Winfield Halifax 

Prince Edward Island. T. Gordon Ives Charlottetown 

Quebec A. F. C. Ross Montreal 

Saskatchewan A. S. Gorrell Regina 

Other British Countries 

New South Wales D. Cunningham Sydney 

New Zealand Sir Stephens S. Allen Morrinsville 

Queensland Abraham Hetzberg Toowoomba 

South Australia M. Williams Adelaide 

Tasmania H. J. Wise Hobart 

Victoria Walter Kemp Melbourne 

Western Australia H. B. Collett Perth 

United States of America 

Alabama Ethridge J. Garrison Ashland 

Arizona Louis G. Moyers Globe 

Arkansas M. E. Bradford Little Rock 

Colorado S. C. Warner Denver 

Connecticut A. W. Keeler Xorwalk 

Delaware Albert V. Gemmill Wilmington 

Dist of Columbia Wm. T. Ballard Washington 

Florida Jesse C. Clark Pensacola 

Georgia P. I. P. Edenfield Millen 

Idaho M. W. Kelley Gooding 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 

Illinois S. O. Spring Chicago 

Indiana E. J. Jacoby Indianapolis 

Iowa E. A. Westfall Mason City- 
Kansas George O. Foster Lawrence 

Kentucky Fred Acker Paducah 

Louisiana D. H. Selph Bunkie 

Maine J. Abernethy West Pembroke 

Maryland H. B. Wright Baltimore 

Massachusetts H. C. Pollard Lowell 

Michigan W. H. Parker Otisville 

Minnesota Herman Held Mankato 

Mississippi Thomas Q. Ellis Jackson 

Missouri Robt. C. Duffin St. Louis 

Montana Geo. P. Porter Helena 

Nebraska Edward F. Carter Lincoln 

Nevada V. G. Kester Reno 

New Hampshire H. C. Edgerton Hanover 

New Jersey Ernest A. Reed Newark 

New Mexico Arthur C. Culver Albuquerque 

New York Dana B. Hellings Buffalo 

North Carolina H. M. Poteat Wake Forest 

North Dakota Win. W. Shaw Enderlin 

Ohio Geo. L. Marshall Dayton 

Oklahoma Geo. F. Blackmer Miami 

Oregon Percy R. Kelly Salem 

Rhode Island Clarence P. Bearce E. Providence 

South Carolina Arden A. Lemon Harnwell 

South Dakota Rex Joyce Hot Spring 

Tennessee Geo. R. Martin Winchester 

Texas Elmer Renfro Fort Worth 

Utah Robert J. Turner Price 

Vermont L. P. Wilkins Rutland 

Virginia Wm. S. Pettit Richmond 

Washington Walter F. Meier ...Seattle 

West Virginia Geo. W. McClintic Charleston 

Wisconsin Wallace M. Comstock Oconto 

Other Countries 

Bahia 

Chile , A. I. Palma SaEt'ago 

Colombia Barranquilla H. Newsham Burley Barranquilla 

Colombia Bogota A. Carnicelli Bogota 

Colombia Cartagena... W. R. Blackmore Mexico City 

Costa Rica 

Cuba Jose L. Vidaurretta Havana 



400 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Czechoslovakia — 

Lessing J. Guenthersberger Teplitz 

National Karol Weigner Prague 

Ecuador Ramon G. Martin Guyaquil 

France, Nationale A. V. Clark Paris 

Guatemala .' Bernardo A. Tello Guatemala 

Mexico York 

Netherlands W. A. F. G. Bolken The Hague 

Norway A. B. Laurentzon Oslo 

Panama Chas. Qvistgard Colon 

Para 

Paraiba A. C. Ramos Paraiba 

Peru Eduardo Lavergue Lima 

Philippines Quintin Paredes Manila 

Puerto Rico Antonio Corretjer, Jr Ponce 

Roumania C. Argetoria Bucarest 

Switzerland E. Baumgartner Bienne 

Vienna W. Misar Vienna 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 401 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES OF OTHER GRAND 

LODGES NEAR THE GRAND LODGE 

OF CANADA 

The United Kingdom 

England John A. Rowland Toronto 

Ireland Walter S. Herrington Napanee 

Scotland Wm. H. Wardrope Hamilton 

The Dominion of Canada 

Alberta Thos. A. Carson Toronto 

British Columbia Geo. L. Gardiner Toronto 

Manitoba Frederick Cook Ottawa 

New Brunswick J. A. V. Preston Orangeville 

Nova Scotia John D. Spence Toronto 

Prince Edward Island Geo. H. Ryerson Brantford 

Quebec Roderick B. Dargavel Toronto 

Saskatchewan Ewart G. Dixon Hamilton 

Other British Countries 

New South Wales Lyman Lee Hamilton 

New Zealand John Boyd Toronto 

Queensland Alexander Cowan Barrie 

South Australia Andrew M. Heron Toronto 

Tasmania Alfred F. Webster Toronto 

Victoria A. B. Rice Toronto 

Western Australia John Stevenson Stratford 

United States of America 

Alabama B. B. Hodge Hamilton 

Arizona, Charles E. Kelly Hamilton 

Arkansas J. C. Hegler Ingersoll 

California Frank K. Ebbitt Iroquois Falls 

Colorado Andrew H. Dalziel Windsor 

Connecticut W. F. Reynolds Brockville 

Delaware Robert C. Blagrave Hamilton 

Dist. of Columbia John Wilson Toronto 

Florida Harry J. Alexander Weston 



402 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Georgia. W. J. Thompson Sault Ste. Marie 

Idaho Robert F. Richardson Strathroy 

Illinois George S. Henry Toronto 

Indiana Donald M. Sutherland.... Woodstock 

Kansas T. C. Wardley Elora 

Kentucky Chas. J. Hamilton Cornwall 

Louisiana H. C. Tugwell Toronto 

Maine John B. Way Sault Ste. Marie 

Maryland H. R. H. Kenner Peterborough 

Massachusetts Wm. N. Ponton Belleville 

Michigan Wm. N. Gatfield Sandwich 

Minnesota Chas. W. Haentschel Haileybury 

Mississippi F. M. Morson Toronto 

Missouri Geo. DeKleinhans Kitchener 

Montana J. Birnie Smith London 

Nebraska J. W. Bethune Stayner 

Nevada W. R. Ledger Toronto 

New Hampshire Gerald C. Bonnycastle....Bowmanville 

New Jersey Wm. J. Moore Toronto 

New York A. J. Anderson Toronto 

North Carolina John A. McRae Kingston 

North Dakota John A. Dobbie Ottawa 

Ohio George Moore Hamilton 

Oklahoma R. Reade Davis Toronto 

Oregon Kenneth J. Dunstan Toronto 

Rhode Island J. Fred Reid.. Windsor 

South Carolina John C. Bartram Ottawa 

South Dakota B. S. Sheldon Toronto 

Tennessee L. J. Simpson Barrie 

Texas A. W. Baker Guelph 

Utah E. S. Macphail Ottawa 

Vermont Jas. M. Malcolm Ingersoll 

Virginia J. G. McDonald Aurora 

Washington Frank A. Copus Stratford 

West Virginia Joseph Fowler Sudbury 

Wisconsin Gerald M. Malone Toronto 

Other Countries 

Bahia A. P. Freed Port Arthur 

Chile Ed. Worth Chatham 

Colombia Barranquilla B. F. Nott North Bay 

Colombia Bogota J. H. Burke Port Stanley 

Colombia, Cartagena. Ernest E. Bruce Kincardine 

Costa Rica F. Davey Diamond Belleville 



OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 1937 403 

Cuba A. Macoomb Toronto 

Czechoslovakia — 

Lessing H. J. Townley Fenelon Falls 

National Walter H. Gregory Stratford 

Eucador James Gill Hamilton 

France, Nationale Chris M. Forbes Perth 

Guatemala Wm. J. Attig Hamilton 

Mexico, York Frederick J. Howell Hamilton 

Netherlands J. Owen Herity Belleville 

Norway J. H. Putman Ottawa 

Panama Walter H. Davis Hamilton 

Para A. D. McRae Vankleek Hill 

Paraiba Albert E. Bottum Bobcaygeon 

Peru F. C. Bonnycastle Campbellford 

Philippines ...P. H. Knight Alliston 

Puerto Rico Chas. A. Seager London 

Roumania Geo. Fairley Guelph 

Switzerland John O'Connor Toronto 

Vienna H. F. Goodfellow Sault Ste. Marie 



Fraternal Correspondence and Reviews 



CANADA 1937 

By WILLIAM NISBET PONTON, P.G.M. 



Alabama 1935 

Alberta 1936 

Arizona 1936 

British Columbia 1936 

California 1936 

Connecticut 1936 

Czechoslovakia 1936 

Delaware 1936 

England 1935 

Florida 1936 

Georgia 1935 

Holland 1936 

Idaho 1936 

Illinois 1936 

Indiana 1936 

Iowa 1936 

Ireland 1936 

Kansas 1936 

Lessing 1936 

Louisiana 1936 



Maine 1936 

Manitoba 1936 

Massachusetts 1935 

Michigan 1936 

Mississippi 1936 

Missouri 1936 

Montana 1935 

Netherlands 1936 

Nevada 1936 

New Hampshire 1936 

New Jersey 1936 

New Mexico 1936 

New South Wales 1935 

New York 1937 

New Zealand 1935 

North Carolina 1936 

North Dakota 1936 

Nova Scotia 1936 

Ohio 1936 

Oklahoma 1936 



Oregon 1936 

Pennsylvania 1935 

Philippine Islands 1935 

Prince Edward Isl 1936 

Quebec 1936 

Queensland 1935 

Rhode Island and 
Providence Plan- 
tations 1935 

Saskatchewan 1936 

Scotland 1936 



South Australia 1935 

South Dakota 1936 

Tennessee 1937 

Texas 1936 

Vermont 1936 

Victoria 1935 

Virginia 1936 

Washington 1936 

Western Australia ....1935 
West Virginia 1935 



FOREWORD 1937 

Another Little Journey over Land and Sea and Lake, to 
the Home Jurisdictions of those who try to excel in what is 
good and great, and who are chosen of the true, has been 
accomplished. Some Countries have been unlisted this year, 
some faces are missing, and I will next year (if spared to 
serve) give them special attention and care. Some of my 
colleagues have passed on, outstanding and upstanding men 
and Masons whom we will all miss. 

"The kind old voices and old faces 
Our memory can quick retrace 
Around the board they take their places 
And share the word — the word of grace." 

Readers of the following pages will find such substantive 
subjects as the following treated and emphasized: Youth — 
Age — Attendance at Lodge — Communism — Builders — Ideals — 
Thinkers — Honors — Invocation — Life — Death — Immortality — 
In Memoriam tributes — De Molay — Rainbow — Eastern Star — 
Liquor Traffic — Gambling — Humor — Poetry — Foreign Rela- 
tions — Inter-visitations — Suspensions — Peace and War — True 
Relief — Practical Charity — Statistics — Reviews — Homes — Lib- 
raries — Education — Purpose — Friendship — The Golden Rule — 
The Bible — Flag — Heraldry of Masonry — "Something More" 
— Will Rogers — Oklahoma and Scottish Rite Mason. 

Freemasonry Universal (like the British Empire and the 
United States of America) is a great example of unity in 
diversity, and diversity in unity, linked together and blended 
by the alchemy of tradition and good will. Each Jurisdiction 
has a flavor of its own, but the satisfying result may be 
summed up in the old rallying call: "All for each and each 
for all." 

Hail, and Farewell! 

WILLIAM NISBET PONTON, P.G.M. 
Belleville, Ontario, July, 1937. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 5 

ALABAMA 

Samuel A. Moore, Grand Master. 

Guy T. Smith, Grand Secretary. 

Prior to the opening of the One Hundred and Fifteenth 
Annual Communication, which was held in Montgomery, on 
December 3rd, 1935, a reception was held for the ladies of 
The Eastern Star and the Grand Matron of the Order and 
the Grand Master was conducted to the Grand East. 

The Officers of Grand Chapter joined in singing "Blest 
Be the Tie That Binds." 

The Big Brothers Bible Class Quartette. 

Addresses were given by the Grand Matron and the Grand 
Patron and the Member of Congress. "Star of the East" was 
then sung. 

Canada was duly represented by Ethridge J. Garrison. 
Two Commissions of Grand Representatives were for- 
feited by failure to attend for three successive years. 

W. Bro. William T. S. O'Hara, General Grand H.P. of 
Grand Chapter and the G.H.P. of Grand Chapter were wel- 
comed. 

From the Grand Master's Address we take the following: 

To each of you Brothers present, ever keep in mind this 
solemn truth, that we are not building for today, but for all 
time. 

"Build a life as pure as crystal, build a spirit full of love, 
Build your mind by noble thinking, build a faith in 

God above. 
Build your life with care and patience, as the sculptor 

hews the stone, 
With the Master as your model, and your eyes upon 

the throne." 

When Brother Hadaway went through his effects he 
found two bank books which later developed his possession 
of about $2,751.00. This Brother died leaving no relatives 
and the money was secured for the Home. 

The issue of $35,000.00 Masonic Home bonds matured 
on May 15, 1935, and, in accordance with the order of the 
Grand Lodge, new bonds were issued and delivered in 
exchange for the old ones. 

Six Lodges were consolidated during the year and dis- 
pensation was granted for a new Lodge and dispensations 
were also issued to sell or mortgage real estate. A Master of 
a Lodge was impeached, found guilty and suspended. 

An almost universal trouble thus referred to: 



6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

To pay interest on mortgages, unable to do any Masonic 
charity, and often forfeiting their Charters by reason of having 
built expensive halls and incurring debts far beyond their 
means to pay. 

This condition does us no credit and brings censure only. 
MASONIC CLUB, TUSCALOOSA 

I again bring this matter to your attention with an earnest 
recommendation that we pay no more money. The interest 
amounts to $770.00 per year and I see no prospects of getting 
our money back. Our funds are too low to justify paying this 
money out unless we had more assurance ot selling the 
property. 

G.G. H. P. O'Hara's address is thus described. We can 
picture the scene. 

The Grand Lodge was favored with a learned, whole- 
some, instructive, as well as interesting and most inspiring 
address by the distinguished visitor. 

W. Bro. W. B. Clemmons submitted the report on Foreign 
Correspondence : 

That it is the opinion of this Committee that this Grand 
Lodge suffers a real loss when no reviews appear in its pro- 
ceedings; therefore we recommend that the preparation, and 
publishing of reviews be resumed at the earliest possible 
moment. 

Coke Smith Wright was elected Grand Master, his pre- 
decessor having served three years. 

A novelty in the way of presentation is thus described: 

It was said by one of olden time that there is no new 
thing under the sun, yet something new is to be done at this 
time, something you never saw before and may never see 
again. At his request I am to present a Masonic Apron to our 
newly elected Grand Master, his own Apron that was pre- 
sented to him when he took degree in Masonry. 

It was my privilege to be intimately associated with 
Brother Wright during my term as Grand Master. 

This record he has written to date with pen and ink on 
the back of his Masonic Apron. 

Now that Brother Wright is taking another step, possibly 
the most important step any Mason can take, he desires to 
hear again the noble and inspiring sentiments contained in the 
Apron lecture, that he may be better prepared for his many 
duties. (Here followed the Apron lecture in full, given with 
all the earnestness and impressiveness at the speaker's 
command.) 

The Masonic Jurisprudence Report did not please every- 
body and a substituted motion was adopted. 

Be it resolved, That any Brother in any Subordinate 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 7 

Lodge of this Grand Jurisdiction, who stands suspended for 
non-payment of dues, shall not be declared a member in good 
standing in the Lodge in which he formerly held membership 
until and after he shall be favorably voted on by a majority 
of the members present and voting at said meeting at which he 
applies, and the payment of the amount due at the time of 
suspension. 

Membership, 28,611. Net loss, 796. Number of Lodges, 
485. 

Burnley B. Hodge, of Hamilton, is the Grand Representa- 
tive of Alabama. 

ALBERTA 

Melvin M. Downey, Grand Master. 

J. H. W. S. Kemmis, Grand Secretary. 

A Special Grand Lodge was held at Edmonton on June 
9, 1936 before the regular Annual Meeting, to consider 
constitutional changes. Ten Past Grand Masters present. 
At this preliminary meeting our own M. W. Bro. A. J. 
Anderson, Grand Master, was in attendance. 

M. W. Bro. G. M. Blackstock took charge of the consider- 
ation of the Constitution and the discussion was certainly not. 
stagnant or static. Many speeches were made, many 
suggestions given and many motions were rejected. Certain 
changes in the Canadian Work were approved. 

The Thirty-first Annual was held in Edmonton, June 10> 
1936. 

At this meeting Dr. V. Harold Macaulay of Calgary, 
D.G.M., was elected Grand Master. 

11 Past Grand Masters present. 

Canada's Grand Representative did not appear. 

Of the reception to our own Grand Master Anderson 
the following is recorded : 

In a few well chosen words he thanked Grand Lodge 
for the reception accorded him and expressed his pleasure at 
being present at this communication 

The Grand Master then suspended labor, when M W 
Bro. John Martland was requested to retire and introduce 
His Worship the Mayor of the City of Edmonton. 

Joseph A. Clark, K.C., gave and received a warm 
welcome. From the address of welcome of Edmonton Lodges 
the following : 

Qualities of good workmanship give undenying evidence 
of the close harmony that must exist between the Work and 
the moral principles that underly it 



8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

"From our pride and pleasure comes the satisfaction 
that the Craft is still, by design and operation, in harmony 
with the plans traced out in the Beginning for the develop- 
ment of Spiritual Man. 

The Grand Master in his address gave inspiring remarks 
on the ideals of Masonry and pays a worthy tribute to the 
late King George V. We quote: 

Opportunity for service, thoughtful action on the part of 
the entire membership, unselfish demonstration of the love 
of one for another, could not help but bring happiness and 
contentment of mind to those who are touched by such 
activities 

In private life King George V was an English gentle- 
man, with essentially British tastes He was a fine human 
man, husband and father 

There was that incident where the new King and 
brothers early in the morning and unannounced came down 
to Westminster Hall and for a time stood guard over the 
body of their father 

The G.M. made over seventy visits in his Jurisdiction. 

The far north of Alberta suffered much from floods and 
much hardship was experienced in Peace River. 

The G.M. appointed a Committee to revise the Burial 
Service and as M. W. Bro. Middleton is a member, it is 
sure to be well done. 

He thus concludes : 

The present situation in the world is troubled enough to 
make a pessimist of even a hopeful man If men in our 
day are worn with doubts, weary with vain strivings, 
puzzled with the alarmed conferings and disputings, and 
almost hopeless of the destiny of humanity, it is ours to 
support their failing faith What a difference the life of one 
man can make!. 

The Committee on Fraternal Dead say: 

In the Book of Wisdom it is written: "In the memory 
of Virtue is immortality, because it is recognized both 
before God and men When it is present men imitate it, 
and they long after it when it is departed And through- 
out all time it marcheth crowned in triumph, victorious in 
the strife for the prizes that are undefiled " 

(Wisdom IV- 1-2 ) 
And so in true Masonic Spirit we assent to the poet's 
word : 

"I know transplanted human worth 
Will bloom to profit other where " 
The D.D.G.M's of 17 Districts made admirable reports. 
Membership 12,156. Net decrease 405. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 9 

Grants for benevolence of Grand Lodge totalled $12,526. 
Contributions from Lodges for beneficiaries only amounted 
to $344.50. 

The Committee on Grievances and Appeals do not 
approve of compromise verdicts and say : 

The committee recommends that in all future cases 
tried by lodge or Commission there should be a clear cut 
verdict of guilty or not guilty 

The Board of General Purposes referred to us the fol- 
lowing question: "Can a Master of a lodge categorically 
refuse Masonic burial to a Master Mason in good standing, 
who has requested same?" 

Our opinion is "No," provided there is no impediment 
or just cause for refusal, 

Reference is made under the Committee on Foreign 
Relations to several Grand Lodges accredited and to others 
not accredited, including the two Grand Jurisdictions of 
Denmark. Rules for recognition were approved. 

The penalties of the Canadian Rite Work are thus 
spoden of: 

The penalties of the Canadian Rite Work were given 
by the Grand Master, as used by the Grand Lodge of 
Canada in Ontario, and the Grand Lodges of Manitoba and 
Saskatchewan, in the presence of M. W. Bro. A. J' Ander- 
son, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada 

The newly elected and appointed officers present were 
duly installed and invested by M. W. Bro. M. M. Downey, 
assisted by M. W. Bro. A. J. Anderson, Grand Master of 
Canada in Ontario. 

This from the In Memoriam pages of the illustrious 
Dead: 

"Of all the thoughts of God. that are 
Borne inward unto souls afar, 
Along the Psalmist's music deep, 
Now tell me if that any is, 
For gift of grace surpassing this — 
'He giveth His beloved sleep'?" 
M. W. Bro. J. A. Jackson of Lethbridge represents 
Canada and Alberta is worthily represented by R. W. Bro. 
Thomas A. Carson of Toronto. 

43 Rulings of Grand Masters by questions and answers 
are given. 

A. M. Mitchell, P.G.M., is the able Chairman of the 
Committee on Fraternal Correspondence and he says in his 
introduction : 

From the many reviews presented some general trend^ 
may be established and while naturally there are several 
viewpoints on the subjects selected for special mention, a 



10 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

perusal of the reviews will indicate that most of the Juris- 
dictions are facing common problems. 

Among the Jurisdictions in the United States, the 
commonest reference is to the relationship of Freemasonry 
to the sale of alcoholic liquors. 

The depression years still leave wreckage in the failure of 
overambitious temples in the smaller centres. Thes failures 
must be regared as warning signals to lodges everywhere. 

In the Review of British Columbia we find this com- 
ment : 

An important amendment to the Constitution was 
adopted, namely, that the Grand Secretary shall be ap- 
pointed by the Grand Master and a Committee. 

This of course, is the very negation of democracy, but 
then so often the decision of a democratic body is like, 
"The right divine of kings 
To govern wrong." 

Generally wrong, and so we think the change a wise 
and sensible one. 

Canada in Ontario receives full and favourable review 
at the hand of our friend and colleague, G. M. Blackstock, 
and especially as in all Reviews, the wonderful address of 
Grand Master Copus. We quote: 

The Grand Master's Address is a lengthy document and 
covers an infinite variety of topics — with existing panaceas 
for the cure of all ills, democracy, economics, the King's 
Jubilee, patriotism, the development of a sturdy Canadian- 
ism, public finance and business morality, initiation fees 
and dues, Masonic plays and their value, method of electing 
District Deputy Grand Masters, Lodge notices and so on to 
a conclusion voicing hope and courage. A most striking 
address, Most Worshipful Sir, for which we tender our 
sincere congratulations. Bold, courageous ideas and ideals 
are expressed in choice and fearless language. The title 
page of the Proceedings bears the usual admonition "to be 
read in all lodges' and those Masters in Ontario who fail in 
this duty are depriving their membership of much that is 
useful, true and good. It is difficult to decide what to 
quote and what to leave out, and few extracts must suffice: 

"I would that you and I might here and now seek if 
haply we might recapture that white flame, that first fine 
rapture of devotion that characterized our entry to the 
Craft. I would that each of us from the Grand Master to 
the latest Entered Apprentice might catch a new, a nobler 
Vision." 

An admonition much needed — an ideal hard to attain 
in a day of cut throat competition and self seeking, but if 
ideals are not kept before us then we have no mark to shoot 
at. 



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"The danger is very real. A period of economic distress 
has always provided a happy hunting ground for cranks 
and agitators and demagogues — and never more so than 
today. And so we have the preachers of the mad-dog 
theories of a false democracy." 

The Grand Master is alive to the insidious processes 
which are at work today driving us closer and closer to a 
form of government which is inimical to that which every 
Anglo-Saxon prizes — a personal liberty in its widest sense. 

. . . "our British and our Empire background and the 
problems of Canadian citizenship. He stresses the thought 
that we make sure that this great land of ours shall remain 
the home of that British freedom that is attained only by 
due submission to law and order. 

Having voiced similar sentiments throughout our own 
Province we are naturally delighted to have them so ably 
and forcefully enunciated by the Grand Master in Ontario. 

They too pay the taxes and generally are the backbone 
of the country and are rewarded by governments forgetting 
them except as a source of further taxation. 

This is a scathing indictment and unfortunately all too 
true. Incidentally we cannot expect to develop and build 
up a code of business morality when governments openly 
flout their solemn obligations. 

The "rotation" system of electing the District Deputy 
Grand Master comes in for well merited criticism. Person- 
ally we think the Grand Master should appoint these 
officers." 

The Committee on the Condition of Masonry is grat- 
ified and encouraged to find, "That the condition of the 
Craft is generally satisfactory." They report an ever 
increasing interest in educational work but stress the need 
of an officer in every lodge "a Lodge Historian" who would 
prepare annually a record of the work and progress of his 
lodge. 

The Committee further emphasizes that Masonic meet- 
ings should be purely Masonic and that in our meetings we 
should not have addresses on economics, psychology, etc. 
We agree. 

The Proceedings conclude with the usual well written 
highly interesting and delightful review of Fraternal Corre- 
spondence from the pen of Bro. Ponton, complete and 
comprehensive. 



12 GRAXD LODGE OF CANADA 

ARIZONA 

Everett Hunter McEachren, Grand Master. 

Harry Arizona Drachman, Grand Secretary. 

Special Communication held for laying the Cornerstone of 
Community Church. 

Special Communication held for laying Cornerstone of 
new United States Post Office. 

The Fifty-fourth Annual was held at Phoenix, March 11, 
1936. 

James Raymond Malott was during this meeting elected 
Grand Master. His name is well known in Ontario. 

Eighteen Past Grand Masters were duly honoured. 

Louis G. Moyers faithfully represented Canada. 

Distinguished visitors from Massachusetts and York Grand 
Lodge of Mexico were welcomed. 

The Grand Master's address was an outstanding one. We 
quote: 

To plan for the future: — to devise and promulgate wise, 
charitable and truly Masonic policies under which, and 
whereby, the Craft in this jurisdiction may work together 
harmoniously, practice more fully, more decisively, more mili- 
tantly, the precepts of Masonry, to the end that we may 
ultimately reap the reward of deeds well done, of good and 
worthy principles maintained and evil and false practices 
rejected and condemned. A period in which the nations of 
the world seem to be influenced by some unseen, diabolical 
passion for conflict. And to lay the cursed hand of dread 
and fear upon the greatest of institutions — the old fashioned 
American home, and to assist by precept and example, those 
earnest efforts being- made to safeguard America's integrity, 
and the well being of all our people. 

And through this troubled atmosphere there appears 
across our line of vision another spectre, sinister, treacherous 
and wholly vicious. — the undesirable Communist who is per- 
mitted to reside within our gates. That wolf in sheep's cloth- 
ing, that filthy, unscrupulous miscreant who prostitutes every- 
thing synonj-mous of liberty and justice, who parades his 
un-American doctrines throughout the length and breadth of 
our nation, attempting conversion to his flagrant principles 
and teachings, of those, old and young, who are gullible 
enough to listen, and weak-minded enough to believe. This 
Communist avails himself of all the advantages bestowed upon 
him by a generous people. — education, religion, governmental 
protection and economic security, yet sets himself deliberately 
to undermine and overthrow these important institutions whose 
growth and strength are the bulwark of America's greatness 
to-day. When the people of America awake fully to the 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 13 

menace of Communism, to the evils confronting our coming 
generations from the influences resultant from its diabolical 
doctrines, the old pioneer spirit will again assert itself, and 
this monster will be driven from our land. 

During the past year our attention has been directed to 
the strange and unpleasant spectacle of world nations turning 
again to the medieval and barbaric state. Ruled by men of 
cruel and despotic tendency and disposition, these countries 
proceed to inaugurate a campaign of hatred and persecution 
against those who by religious thought, patriotic instinct or 
political affiliation, dare to voice a difference of opinion. 

The good work of the Sojourners and Wayfarers Clubs is 
praised. 

He says History in Arizona repeats itself, no decisions 
being called for through no inactivity or static but because 
Lodge Officers are becoming duty conscious and reliant. 

Membership, 5,700. Net loss, 192. 

The Conference of Grand Secretaries did good work, 32 
being present. 

Full accounts were given of the Oracle, of the Home, and 
the endowments. 

From the Report of the Grand Lecturer, the following: 

A Lodge can not long endure when, from negligence or 
carelessness, it ceases to impress the very great importance 
of a thorough knowledge of the Ritual. The fundamental 
truths found in its teachings have served to inspire the best 
intellectual and moral fibre in all ages, as a lasting bulwark 
in the defense of the sacred rights of humanity. 

Of the Public School Week it is said: 

Bring every available Mason into personal participation 
in this activity, thus stimulating the interest of our members 
in the work of the Lodge, which is equally important. 

The Education Committee report: 

We would suggest a committee be selected by the Grand 
Master, with a view of giving each member jurisdiction over 
the Lodges in his particular locality or district; that the 
members be selected with a view to thefr Masonic knowledge 
and experience. 

Grand Orator Taylor delivered an address on Youth, of 
which we reproduce part: 

A generation that is already crowding us close to hold 
our place. What are we doing to lead the way? - 

A few years ago some of our far-sighted brethren 
organized the order of DeMolay, a wonderful work, pushed 
along by a handful of our members who give of their time to 
the guidance, of the boys who will be . doing our work to- 
morrow. The Boy Scouts, another great institution .which 



14 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

takes boys at an early age, and endeavors to build character 
into them. Some of us serve by giving our money to such 
work, some by giving our time and ourselves, some by doing 
both, and more are needed. 

"As the twig is bent, the tree's inclined." 

The boy is a natural hero-worshipper. Are we going to 
leave him to pattern after the gangster and the racketeer whose 
name he sees screaming from the headlines of the paper, or 
are we going to give him a neighbor to look up to and follow 
as a scout leader or a DeMolay councilor, a man who is looked 
up to in the community and of whom his fellows speak well? 
The scout leader teaches his followers the value of good 
health, a strong, clean body, a good deed toward someone 
else, how to read Nature and to take advantage of the knowl- 
edge. Further along the DeMolay Councilor teaches his group 
the histories and beauties of the symbolism of the ancient arts 
and sciences. The youth is only going to take interest in the 
man who takes an interest in him, and youth is keen in its 
eyesight. 
"What I kept I lost, what I spent I had, what I gave I have." 

The Committee on General Policy, a good title, made 
several reports from which we take the following: 

Since the condition in which this Lodge finds itself is not 
due to any fault on the part of the Lodge, but is due to 
repeated bank failures which eliminated a large fund which the 
Yuma brethren had accumulated. For this reason we recom- 
mend that the Yuma Lodge be granted a five-year Moratorium 
on its indebtedness to the Grand Lodge, and no interest shall 
accrue. 

The Past Grand Masters' Association duly met. 

From the address of the President, the following: 

I trust that we will have time to discuss matters that may 
be of importance to Masonry in Arizona and thereby agree 
(or agree to disagree) upon matters on which we hope that 
by reason of our previous training it may be our privilege to 
influence some of the actions of those less experienced in 
Grand Lodge affairs. 

"Innovation precedes downfall, dereliction of principle 
foretells abandonment of practical virtue." 

R.W. Bro. C. E. Kelly, of Hamilton, is the active Grand 
Representative of Arizona with us. 

The Committee on Correspondence is headed by Lloyd C. 
Henning, P.G.M., and he and his colleagues are to be con- 
gratulated on the excellence of their work. Nothing better 
in 1936. 

Words are inadequate to express our appreciation of his 
Review of Canada, from which we take the following: 



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"Within its borders are eighteen Masonic Lodges with a 
membership of seven thousand or more of its best and most 
loyal citizens," so stated the Mayor, a member of the Craft, 
in his address of welcome. The Grand Master also eulogizes 
"the long list of great and illustrious Masons who have made 
Hamilton their home. An honor roll that bears the names of 
some of the greatest and best beloved members of the Grand 
Lodge, 2,629 registered delegates with a total vote of 3,320. 
The old guard of four Past Grand Masters again answered 
roll call. 

Arizona's lately appointed Grand Representative, R.W. 
Brother C. E. Kelly, of Hamilton, responded to roll call, and 
to him we waft fraternal greetings from the land of perpetual 
sunshine and welcome him with a warmth commensurate with 
our summer climate. 

No more comprehensive and interesting review of the 
Grand Lodge of Canada could be had than the masterly 
address of the Grand Master in its entirety were space avail- 
able for its publication. 

Holding the attention of the reader from start to finish 
one first is impressed with the thought that here is one who has 
drunk deeply at the fountain of Masonic lore and imbibed 
therefrom an abiding faith in the beneficent influence of its 
precepts, one whose devotion to its ideals and love of his 
fellowmen well merits the honors he has received from the 
Craft and will carry him far in the affections of his brethren. 
His service to the fraternity should not end with the sur- 
render of his high office to a worthy successor. 

The thoughtful presentation of the more serious problems 
with which he has had to deal, many of them of grave con- 
cern, not only to his Grand Lodge, but to the Province and 
Nation as well, shows him to be alive to the menace that is 
of increasing portent to the world at large, and is a clarion 
call to Universal Masonry to awake in time to the threatened 
danger and assume the leadership for the preservation of 
Christian civilization. 

May his appeal not fall on deaf or unresponsive ears. 
Communism must be fought — not taught, and may all of 
similar faith and like allegiance take their proper place in 
the conflict. 

"Referring to the statement that was made in his first 
address as Grand Master a year ago, 'that the first rays of a 
better day from an economic standpoint were hesitatingly 
aglimmer on the horizon', he admits that the rays still hesi- 
tate and that the glimmer is but a faint glow, at best." 

"He discourages the practice of some of the Lodges in 
printing the names of the members on summons, etc., as the 
lists of names occasionally fall into the hands of non-Masons 



16 GRAXD LODGE OF CANADA 

and are used for commercial purposes by enterprising sales- 
men, if no worse." 

I cannot with propriety close this partial review of the 
Grand Lodge of Canada without expressing my obligation to 
the chairman of the Fraternal Correspondence Committee, 
Bro. Ponton, for several pleasant hours spent in the perusal 
of his review of the proceedings of the Grand Lodges of Sister 
Grand Jurisdictions. 

The travelogues of Bro. Ponton the past year were of 
unusual charm and intriguing interest. He takes the reader 
with him on these little journeys to fifty-seven other Grand 
Jurisdictions and gives him contact with world-wide Masonry. 
What a wonderful gift to be able to write with such charm 
that it gives one the impression of actual visitation to the 
designated Grand Lodge. 

Must be some task to do his work so thoroughly, but no 
doubt a labor of love, withal, to pass on so much worth-while 
information to his appreciative readers. 

Czechoslovakia is fully reviewed, recording successful 
work: 

But we cannot be satisfied and have to follow the motto 
"Eternal effort — eternal dissatisfaction," exerting all our capa- 
bilities in order to overcome the hardships of this difficult 
time. 

The number of foreign Grand Lodges recognized by the 
National Grand Lodge of Czechoslovakia was increased to 91 
at the meeting. 

Two newly constituted Lodges applied for dispensations 
and warrant and were unanimously granted charters. 

From the Nevada Review, the following: 

Your reviewer would like to know more of the nature and 
duties of the Cognizance Committee. 

Our Brethren of Nevada have a Committee called the 
"Committee on the Legitimacy of Grand Lodges" which com- 
mittee recommended the establishment of fraternal relations 
with two Grand Orients. 

He speaks of the address of M. W. Bro. M. A. Campbell, 
of Quebec, as inspiring. 

This familiar verse from Queensland: 

"We'd say 'twas highly curious, 
And we'd all ride home to bed, 
With Mohammed, God and Shiva, 
Changing pickets in our head. 



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BRITISH COLUMBIA 

George C. Derby, Grand Master. 

Dr. W. A. DeWolf-Smith, Grand Secretary. 

The Sixty-fifth Annual was held in St. Andrew's Church 
in Nanaimo, 18th June, 1936. 

Ten Past Grand Masters were honoured in the Grand 
East. 

Among the Past Grand Officers present was R.W. Bro. 
Reverend A. U. DePencier. 

M.W. Bro. William C. Ditmars duly represented Canada. 
Visitors from Idaho and Oregon were welcomed. 
Among the many letters received was one: 

From the Nanaimo Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, 
extending to the members of Grand Lodge the privilege of 
using their Home. 

The Grand Master requested R.W. Bro. Reverend J. S. 
Henderson to address Grand Lodge, which he did, on the 
subject of "Making a New World." We quote from his 
admirable address: 

Away back in the grey dawn of history, Abraham, amid 
the idolatrous cities of his day, had a vision of the coming day, 
and while laboring in the present, "Looked for a city which 
had foundations whose builder and maker is God." 

The Apostle John, imprisoned on the lonelv isle of Pat- 
mos had it, for he saw in the latter day, "The Holy City, New 
Jerusalem, coming down from God, out of heaven, prepared as 
a bride adorned for her husband." 

One of the dangers which beset us is that we are so intent 
upon examining the flower that 'we do not see the garden; 
so busy classifying the individual trees that we do not see 
the forest: We are so completely engrossed with the task 
in the valley that we do not "Lift up our eyes unto the hills." 

Listen, You cannot name any movement for human better- 
ment that did not have its impulse in human hearts, and its 
consummation by human hands. It came by men and women, 
God-prepared, I grant you, but humans just like ourselves, 
who in faith and love realized they were, "Workers together 
with God." 

God guides this old planet of ours in its wonder flight. 
Nothing of such human consequence just happens. 

"Men of thought, be up and stirring 

Night and day! 
Sow the seed, withdraw the curtain 

Clear the way! 
Men of action, aid and cheer them 

As ye may." 



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But a new world in which dwelleth commerce, is not 
enough, Commerce has no soul. It has no dominating 
humanitarian interest. Its primary interest is not in people, 
but in things. 

Democracy has given us a new world. We are in a world 
in which we do not follow blindly the dictates of those above 
us. Democracy is capable of being used by unprincipled men 
to perpetrate crimes as horrible as under the most autocratic 
system. 

Will they use it or abuse it? The choice made will be 
largely determined by character. Democracy without char- 
acter is peril. 

"The supreme business of the human race is the creation 
of new men. We are always forgetting this." 
"Xot of our own might can we hope to rise 

Above the rut and soilures of the past. 

But with His help who did the first world build 

With hearts courageous we may fairer build this last." 

From the Grand Master's address the following citations: 

Timidity very often accompanies Brethren attending 
Grand Lodge for the first time. I therefore wish to assure 
you that your opinions and suggestions will receive the most 
kindly consideration of your elder Brethren. 

In compliance with a resolution passed at our last Com- 
munication. I called a meeting in the office of the Grand 
Secretary for the purpose of appointing the Grand Secretary 
for the year. On motion, it was unanimously carried that our 
beloved Brother. Most Worshipful Brother W. A. DeWolf 
Smith be appointed Grand Secretary. 

I was particularly impressed (not favorably) with the 
large number of Worshipful Masters who had never seen, let 
alone studied, the Code. These experiences forcibly impressed 
on my mind, the necessity of competent and well instructed 
District Deputy Grand Masters. 

My experience and observations of the past year have 
convinced me of the necessity of confining all Lectures or 
Addresses in Lodges to purely Masonic Subjects. 

He announced the appointment of R.W. Bro. George L. 
Gardiner, Immediate Past Grand First Principal of Grand 
Chapter of Canada, to succeed R.W. Bro. E. B. Brown, 
deceased. Both of the best. 

Among his Rulings this: 

Xon-Masonic bodies may not meet in a Dedicated Lodge 
Room. 

Three new Lodges were instituted at Oliver, Trail and 
Dawson Creek. Under Benevolence he says: 

It is apparently necessary that our Brethren generally, 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 19 

be informed that they or their dependents have no claim as a 
right, to any financial assistance from their Lodge or Grand 
Lodge. Further, the members should advise their dependents 
of this fact so as to avoid future disappointment and thereby 
save the Craft unnecessary embarrassment. 

As to disapproving entertainments: 

Recently a number of Lodges have been holding joint 
dances and other forms of entertainment with some of these 
organizations. I wish to point out that it is inadvisable for 
the Worshipful Master of any Lodge to place the members of 
his Lodge in a position where they are made to appear as 
recognizing other organizations. 

He closes thus: 

These Brethren have translated their intellectual knowl- 
edge into practical application and have thus made Free- 
masonry a practical force. 

Each of the Grand Representatives extended cordial 
greetings and felicitations. 

Grand Treasurer M.W. Bro. Harry H. Watson reported 
on the finances. We, too, claim M.W. Bro. Watson. 

The Grand Secretary's report is illustrated with fine photo- 
graphs of the new Lodges and Temples. 

Membership, 14,010. Net loss, 316. 

The D.D.G.M's all reported fully on their respective 18 
Districts. 

R. L. Reid, Grand Historian, submitted an informative 
Report. 

The Board of Benevolence thus reports: 

First, as the Board is responsible for the Fund, they have 
ever to keep in mind the business .side as well as the fraternal. 
Hence, the insistence for attention to detail demanded in all 
information rquested in an application for asistance. Second, 
the unfortunate trend of many members and Lodges to make 
the "Craft" a Benefit Society through the medium of the 
Benevolent Fund. Third, the desire of many Lodges to do all 
their works of charity through the Benevolent Fund. Fourth, 
the inattention paid to the Beneficiary by the Lodge once they 
are in the Fund, leaving the Board to check up from time to 
time on any change in the financial circumstances of the 
beneficiary. 

The Grand Secretary was presented with a magnificent 
Sterling Silver tray, suitably inscribed, and he happily acknowl- 
edged same. 

Samuel McClure was elected Grand Master. 

The Committee on Jurisprudence reported on Ex-Service 
Men and physical qualifications. 

The General Committee reported: 



20 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

It is with some concern for the future of the Grand Lodge 
Benevolent Fund, we note the remarks of several District 
Deputy Grand Masters that initiates now being received are 
not being encouraged to carry out one of their first obligations 
to "Help, Aid and Assist" by failing to contribute their Ten 
Dollars to the Fund referred to. This contribution is not 
obligatory. 

This on Masonic Education and Research: 

So while Masonry is necessarily a conservative organiza- 
tion, its life depends upon its recognition of "new occasions" 
and its willingness to assume "New duties." Masonry is a 
flowing river, not a stagnant pool, and wherever its waters 
flow, there is life and beauty and soul refreshment. 

A Roll of Honour of the Brethren who laid down their 
lives for their Country during the Great War was duly called. 

The Grand Secretary again edits the Foreign Correspond- 
ence Report and Reviews and does it admirably, as was to be 
expected. 

Canada in the Province of Ontario meeting at Hamilton is 
appreciatively reviewed. We quote: 

At this Communication a number of distinguished guests 
were present, British Columbia being worthily represented 
by our Grand Chaplain, R.W. Brother the Rev. J. S. Hender- 
son. 

In opening his very able Address, the Grand Master, 
M.W. Brother Frank A. Copus, congratulated the Craft upon 
having reached the eightieth milestone in its history, and 
upon the numerous advances which had been accomplished 
during that time. At the same time he felt that the Brethren 
should ask themselves "Quo vadis?" and that there should be 
a new and real re-dedication to the principles of Masonry. 

The Grand Master pointed out further, that the times have 
brought about a realization of the need for a new system of 
social justice, and for a re-adjustment of life's true values, 
which, so far as it can be controlled and directed along sound 
humanitarian lines, is to be welcomed, but which, if mis- 
directed, constitutes a new public peril. 

We venture to say that nowhere under the Union Jack 
does there exist a deeper love for the British Throne and for 
the British King than in the Craft in the Dominion of Canada. 

The Grand Master spoke of the growing tendency to pro- 
duce so-called Masonic plays, and lest the situation should 
possibly get out-of-hand, he laid down regulations. 

Many other interesting and important points were touched 
upon by the Grand Master in his excellent Address, but we 
must hurry on. 

The members "did not find the friendship which they 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 21 

believed existed in the Masonic fraternity," which is an evi- 
dence of the undesirability of the larger Lodge. 

An excellent Report on Foreign Correspondence, written 
for the most part by Brother Ponton, accompanies the Pro- 
ceedings. We say "written for the most part" by Brother 
Ponton, because here and there we find a review signed by 
the initials "R. C. B.," to whose graceful pen fell in fact the 
Proceedings from British Columbia. 

"R. C. B." is Rev. R. C. Blagrave, D.D., Past Grand 
Chaplain. 

These sentences from the Minnesota Review: 

Our Brethren across the line are continually creating new 
offices in Masonry, and we find that in Minnesota the Grand 
Master erected an officer known as "Grand Master's Repre- 
sentative." He is described as "a contact man," whatever that 
may be. 

The remedy, in the opinion of the Orator, is that every 
member of the community should live as a good citizen, and 
good citizenship "is that devotion to the general welfare that 
constitutes at once our duty and our happiness. It is that 
comparatively trifling sacrifice of self to the common good." 

Under Scotland Review: 

Resolved to congratulate His Majesty the King on his 
silver jubilee, and to renew the assurance of the loyalty of the 
300,000 members of the Lodges under the Grand Lodge of 
Scotland. 

The toast had been proposed hundreds of thousands of 
times. However, he said: 

"Great orators and great drinkers have paid it a fitting 
tribute. You and I tonight can only do our best." 

And no doubt they did. 

CALIFORNIA 

Earl Warren, Grand Master. 
John Whicher, Grand Secretary. 

The Eighty-seventh Annual Communication was held in 
San Francisco, October 13, 1936. 

Under the biography of Earl Warren, Grand Master, we 
glean: 

He was graduated from the University of California. He 
received the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of 
California School of Jurisprudence. 

A fine array of 20 Past Grand Masters and 1,602 Officers 
and Representatives were present. 

Distinguished vis-itors from Utah and the Grand Lodge of 
Ireland in China were welcomed. 



IZ GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Messages of greeting were acknowledged from Frank K. 
Ebbitt, Grand Representative of California, with us. 

A devotional service was held and the Brethren were 
privileged to listen to an address on "The Masonic Universe," 
by Harold Camp, D.D. We quote: 

Masonry conceives the Sovereign Mind of the universe as 
the Great Architect and Supreme Builder with whom we, as 
Masons, work together for the building of the Temple of 
Brotherhood. I want to speak of the four fundamental classes 
of things with which the Great Archtitect works and with 
which, under Him, we have to do. 

First, the things which never get out of repair. 

Second, the things which get out of repair and repair 
themselves. 

Third, the things which get out of repair and can never 
be repaired. 

Fourth, the things which get out of repair and which we, 
as Masons, must help to repair. 

"Go off into the woods, or down by the seashore, or back 
amid the scenes of your childhood and youth and let the 
ministry of nature repair your shattered spirit." And so you 
have come back with a steady hand and a clear mind and a 
fresh perspective of your task. We all need that ministry. 

Each self is profoundly unique and infinitely different. 
No one has ever lived just like you. Each of us has something 
to express of the gracious goodness and fullness of the Lord 
which none other can express. 

"Above all else let us keep our friendship in repair." The 
greatness of Masonry is not in its ritual, impressive as that 
ritual is; it is not in its temples, beautiful as those temples are; 
it is not in its wealth, vast as that wealth may seem to be. 
The greatness of Masonry is in its fellowship. 

Most of us know the sorrow of a neglected friendship of 
which the poet speaks: 

"Around the corner I have a friend, 
In this great city that has no end." 

The Grand Master's message was a worthy one, as is 
shown to those who read the following quotations: 

My experience has been such as to teach me that, even 
among well-intentioned men, the possibility of error, occa- 
sioned by the frailty of human nature and the misunderstand- 
ings that naturally arise from lack of appreciation of the 
other fellow's point of view would lead to a larger number of 
conflicts than have confronted me. In the grand old man of 
Masonry, the man who has put more of his life and imparted 
more of his character into Masonry in this jurisdiction, than 
anyone who has ever lived in it — our 81 year young Grand 
Secretary John Whicher. 



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From the semi-tropical Imperial Valley to the glaciers on 
Mount Shasta, and from the rugged mountains of the Mother 
Lode to the paradise of flowers in the Hawaiian Islands, I 
found the same fraternal spirit, the same warm hospitality, and 
the same love for our ancient Craft. 

My decision to visit mainly in the non-metropolitan dis- 
tricts was therefore partly from a selfish desire to want to 
know these Lodges better, and partly from a conviction that 
the real strength of Masonry lies in its universality. 

Not alone the beauties of the shore-line nor the verdure 
of the Islands; but also the fact that these little dots in the 
great Pacific Ocean, which were until almost within the 
memory of living men unproductive and untouched by modern 
life, are now teeming with the activity of Western civilization 
and their people are improving the lot of the man working 
in the fields and in the canneries in a manner that would merit 
emulation on the mainland. 

We concern ourselves with Masonic education, and par- 
ticularly with the education of those who have been recently 
admitted to the Craft, but in neglecting our relations with other 
jurisdictions are we not at the same time depriving them and 
those who could teach them of the most valuable information 
that could be made available? 

I am informed that the cost of incorporating the report 
of the Masonic Correspondence Committee, including the 
preparation of the material and the printing thereof, on the 
basis heretofore followed would not exceed one thousand 
dollars. I therefore recommend that provision be made for 
rehabilitating the Correspondence Committee and that an 
adequate appropriation be made in the Annual Proceedings. 

On the other hand, in the event that Grand Lodge does 
not desire to take action, I recommend that it repeal the 
present regulation against gambling in order that it shall not 
continue to remain uninforced to the embarrassment of Grand 
Lodge and of future Grand Masters. 

Among his many decisions, the following — and it will be 
remembered he is a lawyer of distinction. 

I replied that her status as the widow of a Master Mason 
terminated when she remarried and that status could not be 
restored unless her second marriage was annulled. The later 
marriage having been dissolved by divorce, it did not operate 
to render her eligible for Masonic relief. 

I ruled that in neither case could the Lodge or its Trustees 
accept the trust. 

"Worshipful Master Emeritus." I ruled that no express 
authorization was found — either in the Constitution or Uni- 
form Code authority for other Lodges to confer similar titles; 
and that, in my opinion,. if this were to be permitted, it should 



24 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

be expressly authorized as a matter of legislation by Grand 
Lodge and not by fiat of the Grand Master. 

Decided that a Lodge could not contribute to any charity 
outside of the fraternity, even to such an established organiza- 
tion as the Salvation Army. 

"Under the circumstances, while I appreciate the laudable 
purpose for which the Johnson Chimes Fund has been estab- 
lished, I hold that the Lodge may not lawfully contribute any 
of its money to it." 

"It is my opinion that that section was directed against the 
saloon business and bar keepers and not against the retail sale 
of liquor, where the liquor is sold for consumption other than 
on the premises and that, therefore, a brother does not become 
liable to suspension or expulsion from the fraternity by reason 
of his occupation as owner of an establishment in the latter 
class." 

He has this to say on Public Schools: 

The more I see of life, the more firmly I am convinced 
that the hope of the future lies in the education of our youth — 
not of some children but of all children — not according to 
so-called classes of society, but according to a wisely conceived 
and efficiently executed plan that will make available to every 
child, regardless of his station in life, an equal opportunity to 
study, learn, and progress upon his own merits in this com- 
plicated and ever changing world. This can best be done, 
indeed it can only be done by a system of free public 
education. 

By destroying prejudice and planting reason in its place it 
prepares the foundation of a liberty loving people for free 
government, the greatest blessing that this or any other nation 
ever had.' 

And closes thus: 

It is only in those countries where people have a passion 
for free government that we find any degree of peace and 
contentment, and nowhere on earth is there to be found any 
greater measure of those blessings than in this country of ours. 
Let us love it and cherish it as we do few other things, and let 
us pledge the future of our Masonry to its principles as 
strongly as did our brethren who did so much to bring it 
into being. 

The annual oration was delivered by Albert F. Ross, 
who said: 

The history of Masonic symbolism, the works of our 
ancient brethren who were both operative and speculative, the 
story of the Roman Collegia and of the Cathedral — builders 
of the Middle Ages, the evolution of Ancient Craft Masonry 
as it exists today, all this should be unfolded to the brethren 
that they may know our institution and glory in its history. 



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"Over my head the stars; distant and pale and cold; 
Under my feet the world, wrinkled and scarred and old; 
Back of me all that was, all the limitless Past; 
The Future waiting beyond, silent, untenanted, vast. 
Back of me spreads the Past in numberless Yesterdays. 
Am I that have hope in my heart, and victories still to be 

gained. 
Under my feet the world, over my head the sky, 
Here at the center of things, in the Living Present am I." 
Masonry as we know it is symbolic. The great Mason 
and scholar, Albert Pike, said: "The symbolism of Masonry is 
the soul of Masonry. Every symbol of a Lodge is a religious 
teacher, the mute teacher also of morals and philosophy." 

So in Masonry, can we with reverence paraphrase and say 
of certain emblems, "On these hang all the Masonic tenets and 
principles?" 

Shakespeare uses the phrase, "I have not kept my square" 
in a play where one is confessing his shortcomings. Many of 
you no doubt have heard of the old square found in the founda- 
tions of a bridge in Ireland, dated 1517, and inscribed with 
these words: 

"I will strive to live with love and care 
Upon the level by the square." 
We who use the English Bible can do so with the knowl- 
edge that, aside from its symbolical use, it is one of the 
greatest books ever given to mankind. Whether as literature, 
philosophy or theology, it should be read more by Masons 
than I think it is. When we install the Chaplain of our 
Lodges he is told, "That Holy Book . . . forever sheds its 
benignant rays upon every lawful assemblage of Free and 
Accepted Masons," and then he is enjoined, "Teach us from 
its life-giving precepts." 
First from fourth Ruth, seventh verse: 

"Now this was the manner in former time in Israel con- 
cerning redeeming and changing, for to confirm all things; 
a man plucked off his shoe and gave it to his neighbor, and 
this was a testimony in Israel." 
Secondly from Judges 12, sixth verse: 

And thirdly from I Kings, seventh chapter, 13th and 14th verses: 
"God of Life's Eternal Day 
Guide us, lest from Thee we stray 
By a false, delusive light 
To the shades of endless night." 

The receipt of many legacies and donations are gratefully 
noted. 

As to the Home it is well said: 

Because it is a small world in itself, the Home fits its 



26 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

members to live successfully in the outside world. Any boy 
or girl who wants to amount to something can certainly get 
a good start in the Masonic Home. 

The Committee on the 17th annual observance of Public 
Schools Week reported at length, saying: 

Public Schools Week, which was inaugurated by a great 
fraternal body, has a very definite significance in this time of 
travail; for it draws the layman into a more intimate relation- 
ship with that great institution which stands second to none 
as an exemplification of fundamental democracy which should 
ever be interpreted in the term "equal rights to all with special 
privileges to none." 

Ours is a lay movement; and therein lies its great value. 

The Committee on Grievances made an exhaustive report 
with trial records. 

An unusual step was taken in connection with the Com- 
mittee on Necrology, whose Report was preceded and followed 
by musical numbers: 

"Scattering fragrance far and wide, 
Just as it did in days of yore, 
Just as it did on the other side. 
Just as it will forevermore." 

From the eulogy on the Dead we take these paragraphs: 

Again ideas with all of their tremendous power are 
invisible. The results may be seen with the eye. An idea, 
plus canvas, plus paint — and we have a Madonna! An idea, 
plus paper, plus ink- — and we have a symphony! An idea, 
plus marble, plus a chisel — and we have a great statue! These 
results are all visible, but the real force — the creative idea 
back of it all — the vision which saw it in the mind's eye — all 
these are invisible! 

Again, hope is invisible! No man ever saw it, but no man 
ever lived long or effectively without it. It is the silver lining 
in the cloud, it is the rainbow in the storm. 

A long Report on Clandestine Masonry was read, it in- 
cluded Filipino Organizations, Negro and Co-Masonic Organ- 
izations and also speaks of the intrusion of Clandestine White 
Masonry. 

Rollie W. Miller, of Sunset Lodge, was elected Grand 
Master. 



CONNECTICUT 

Ernest L. Prann, Grand Master. 
Winthrop Buck, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and Forty-eighth Communication was 
held in Hartford, February 5th, 1936. 



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Fifteen P.G.M.'s were honored at the altar and in the 
East. 

Distinguished guests from Maine, District of Columbia, 
Rhode Island, New Jersey and Massachusetts were welcomed. 
The Grand Master delivered his address in happy vein. 

Brethren representing the one hundred and twenty-eight 
Lodges of our Grand Jurisdiction, many of whom it has been 
my pleasure to greet in their respective Lodges, a most cordial 
welcome and a happy "Good Morning." 

He believes in visitations and made many. 

My belief that the individual Lodges can be greatly en- 
couraged and strengthened by a personal visit from the Grand 
Master and his Associate Grand Officers has been amply 
justified during the past year. 

I have endeavored to bring to the Craft the thought that 
what is most needed today is more Masonry in our everyday 
life. 

He announced the appointment of W. Frederick Reynolds, 
Representative of Connecticut in Canada. 

We notice the name of one Lodge, Oxoboxo Lodge, No. 
116. It would be difficult to hazard to guess as to the origin 
of this euphonious name. 

He speaks thus of the grotto, but why introduce Canada. 

St. John's Lodge, No. 4, Hartford. At a special ceremony 
later in the evening, Grand Master was given the honor of 
being made a prophet and member of Syria Grotto "at sight" 
by Clinton G. Nichols, Grand Monarch of Supreme Grotto, 
Mystic Order Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm in 
the L'nited States and Canada. 

The moving picture project for the Masonic Home finds 
favour. $1,161.00 has been received. 

In decrying gambling, lotteries and games of chance, he 
says: 

Fairs of this nature are in direct violation of our Grand 
Lodge Rules and Regulations as well as the statute laws of 
the State of Connecticut. 

My attention has been called or I have personally been 
asked to approve of a game popularly known as "Bingo." 
I have immediately notified the chairman of the committee or 
Master of the Lodge that the game was, in my opinion, a 
game of chance and therefore contrary to our Grand Lodge 
Rules. 

He does not like diversion of funds: 

Any cheque or cheques made payable to The Masonic 
Charity Foundation will not be accepted as part of the Lodge 
assessment laid by the Grand Lodge. 



28 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

The Grand Secretary thus records donations: 

By gift or loan we have added to our Library and museum 
a number of interesting books and documents. 

Membership, 38,285. Net loss, 1,439. 

486 needy ones in all are cared for. 214 in the Home, 96 
in the Hospital and the balance outside. 

Forms of Wills and gifts and codicils in favour of the 
Masonic Charity Foundation are printed ready for use and are 
very suggestive. 

Rev. Arthur F. Lewis was elected Grand Master. 

$500.00 annually is paid the Grand Correspondent of 
Reviews. 

A brief biography and portrait of the late George Allen 
Kies, announcing the sudden and tragic death with a tribute 
to his memory are found in the Proceedings. 

His report concerning the recognition of foreign Grand 
Bodies he had made to the assembled Grand Lodge and he 
had walked home as was his custom. Just as he reached his 
door he suffered a heart attack and died almost instantly. 

Since 1913 he has had a wide acquaintance with the 
national Masonic leaders. In this work he established a repu- 
tation for the clarity of his knowledge of Masonic law, for 
independence of thought as well as fearlessness in the expres- 
sion of opinion. His reviews were greatly enjoyed because of 
their originality of expression. 

Anson F. Keeler, who was duly present for the meeting, 
is the Grand Representative of Canada. 

George A. Kies makes his last Review, saying in his 
introduction : 

Although we find no signs of economy of space in 
addresses, reports of Committees, etc., we are cutting down 
some of our review so far as quoting very little from other 
reviewers. In this, we feel that our Connecticut readers are 
the losers. 

This from the Review of British Columbia: 

As usual, Dr. W. A. DeWolf-Smith, Grand Secretary, 
submits the review. In over two pages, he closely but 
cordially scans Connecticut, 1934. He does not wholly approve 
our recognition of some Grand Lodges, says "the regularity 
of origin giving Connecticut no concern." He also notes our 
disagreement on recognition of Grand Lodges of A.A.S.R. 
origin. But we are glad to note his friendly attitude, which 
we gladly reciprocate. 

Canada in Ontario is reviewed in friendly and fraternal 
fashion. 

Frank A. Copus, Grand Master. Connecticut was not 
represented. 



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The Grand Master opens his address with warnings of 
possible dangers confronting the Fraternity. We hope they 
will not materialize, although it must be conceded that 
Masonry is at present in a somewhat fluid state. He is not 
alarmed at the regular net decrease in members during recent 
years. Seems to favor trials by commission. Devotes some 
space to Masonic plays detailing some restrictions, one of 
which would require their performance within a tiled Lodge. 

He notes that Masonic funerals should not be granted 
when other organizations participate. Connecticut settled that 
question in a laisser-faire basis, only providing that the 
Masonic rites should be the last. 

A lengthy but well written adopted report of Committee 
on condition of Masonry states conditions as satisfactory. 
Going meticulously into detail. 

As usual, the review is by our old friend Col. Ponton. 
He includes eight pages of topical index. Devotes three pages 
to a survey of Connecticut. Styles the address of Grand 
Master as eminently practical, and notes that he was a diligent 
visitor. 

This from the Review of England: 

Under "Masonic Lotteries and Sweepstakes." The Board 
of General Purposes again mildly condemns all such gambling 
— except when tickets are issued only to Masons, and not sent 
through the P. O., etc. Our readers may judge as to whether 
this approaches evasion of law. 

4815 Lodges are registered. 

1,000 guineas was appropriated to start the King's Jubilee 
Trust. These Britishers have a way of starting charity funds 
into immediate fructivity. 

The District Grand Lodges of Brazil, several of which 
Connecticut has already recognized, are pushing a "treaty" 
allowing them to yoke up with England. Is this to be a 
repetition of the divided sovereignty in Chile and other South 
American countries? 

This from Florida: 

"Among dispensations granted by the Grand Master were 
two 'to confer the M. M. Degree in the German Language'." 

Why the necessity for a dispensation? Can it be that this 
is a relic of World-war hysteria, when some Grand Lodges 
swerved from Masonry's beaten path of tolerance and goodwill 
to interdict the use of the German Language in their Lodges, 
because, forsooth, the United States and Germany were at 
war? The mother Grand Lodge of the world severed fraternal 
relations with the German Grand Lodge because of this same 
war, to the everlasting shame of Masonry, in this writer's 
opinion. 



30 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

There were special reasons. About 30,000, so called, 
German "Craftsmen" visited English Lodges just before the 
war. Their quest was light and knowledge (of a certain kind) ! 

From the Wisconsin Review: 

The Grand Lodge of Three Rings and of Denmark were 
recognized: We hope the latter is the old one, headed by the 
King of Denmark. We have received request from the Grand 
Lodge of Denmark formed in 1931. Our knowledge of this 
is vague and unsatisfactory. As to "Three Rings," while their 
relations with Grand Lodge of Czechoslovakia is perfectly 
cordial and harmonious, political uprisings may start a 
different tune. We had better hesitate before endorsing them. 

Biographical sketches of Past Grand Masters has been 
prepared and published by Grand Secretary Buck. 

CZECHOSLOVAKIA 

M.W. Karel Weigner, Prague, Grand Master. 

R.W. Lev. Schwarz, Prague, Grand Secretary. 

The Annual Assembly met at Prague, October 27th. There 
are about 25 Lodges and about 1,000 members. Over 150 
members were added through the regularization of four 
Lodges, to a certain extent iregular and united nominally 
under a group called Bridge (Most) "Rising Sun." A new 
Charter was granted to a Lodge in the easterly part of Czecho- 
slovakia near the Roumanian and Russian Frontiers. It bears 
the striking name of Centrum Securitatis, called after the work 
of Komensky, a great educator and religious writer of the 17th 
century. He had obtained a refuge near the frontier before 
leaving his Mother Land, where he emphasized the dependence 
of man on God, in Whom alone there is security, hence the 
title. Brethren of the new Lodge will promote the education 
and welfare of young and old, and maintain closer relations 
with the National Capital. There are, as is well known, two 
Grand Lodges: Narodni, composed of Slavic speaking 
brethren; and the other, Lessing (to the Review of which our 
readers should refer for further information), taking in the 
German and Magyar speaking brethren. 

There have sprung up every now and then irregular 
Lodges, but with the federation of the Rising Sun group and 
the healing of their irregularities of origin and partial practice 
by the National Grand Lodge, in the ceremony of which 
Lessing generously and heartily co-operated, the future will 
be assured. There may be said to be just two properly con- 
stituted Grand Lodges. The National Grand Lodge has been 
recognized by over 90 other Grand Jurisdictions. The co- 
operation extended shows the significant power of Masonry 
to unite in intimate relationship various Nationalities and 
tongues. 



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The G.M. himself represents Canada in Ontario. 

R.W. Bro. W. H. Gregory of Stratford (recently Mayor 
of that City), is the active and esteemed Grand Representative 
of Czecho-Slovakia, to whom we are indebted for two pam- 
phlets, the first contained in the French language by Professor 
Karel Weigner, Grand Master, on "Our Task in the Republic," 
the first paragraph of which is as follows: 

Maitre Jan Hus, est debout attache au poteau sur le 
biicher qui va le consumer. Le marechal Haupt de Pappen- 
heim, a cheval s'approche et lui lance une derniere exhortation: 
"Maitre! Retractes toi, il en est temps encore." Jan Hus 
detourne la tete et garde sa conviction. La flamme petille, 
le bucher s'enflamme. L'humanite compte un martyr de plus. 
and the last: 

Nous vous remercions du fond du coeur d'avoir fait le long 
voyage, nous vous exprimons notre reconnaissance pour l'aide 
morale que vous nous apportez et nous esperons qu'en revanche 
vous remporterez dans vos patries respectives un peu de nos 
esperances et de notre inalterable croyance au succes final de 
nos efforts pour plus de Fraternite, d'Egalite et d'Amour entre 
tous les hommes. 

A retrospective summary, also in French, follows. 

It would be a pity to spoil the beautiful tongue by this 
Reviewer's halting English, so we confine ourselves to the 
last paragraph: 

Nous ne doutons pas que cette evolution serait acceptee 
avec joie et reconnaissance par la Magonnerie Universelle 
car elle fournirait la preuve tangible en ces temps troubles 
ou notre Ordre est sur la defensive dans beaucoup de pays 
que l'ideal magonnique est non seulement viable, mais que mis 
au service d'une idee il peut encore accomplir de grandes 
choses. 

Number 3 of the Bulletin has largely to deal with the 
meeting of the International Masonic Association in convention 
in Prague, August 31, 1936, with the following Resolution 
(with recitals) : 

Resolves to send an urgent challenge to all Masonic 
sovereignties, to all persons who labor for increased moral 
responsibility or care for the youth of their nations. Let man 
return to the principle of tolerance and liberty, to the ap- 
preciation of moral values, which have been an honor to him 
these last centuries and led humanity toward the light. Let 
nations spurn political and economic devices which oppress 
the individual materially or spiritually. Let them unite in 
peace and collective security, renouncing ideas of greed and 
domination. 

During the deliberations we read the following: 

The customary answer to the question: "How do you 



32 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

demonstrate? . . ." is not complete. It should be: "By regularly 
attending Lodge meetings and by certain Ss, Ws and Ts, etc." 
Generally, the fact is not sufficiently stressed, that regular 
Lodge attendance is the necessary basis of Masonic life. The 
work for the Universal League of Freemasons must always 
represent additional work over and above Lodge work. 

The dinner was to serve the foremost purpose of the 
Universal League of Freemasons, viz., to foster personal 
acquaintance and friendship between brethren. There would 
be no speeches, so as not to disturb whatever individual con- 
versations may develop. Full advantage was taken of this 
opportunity and when the pleasant evening came to an end 
many parted v/ith the distinct feeling that much of the cement 
of the fraternity had been lodged between solid stones. 

This summary was made, at special request, by Ernst 
Klatscher, Grand Secretary of Lessing, and refers to the 
Universal League of Freemasons. There were really two 
conventions held at Prague from the 28th to the 31st of August, 
1936, at which 18 of the 33 "Obediences" were present. We 
quote the following: 

It is a great honor and pleasure to welcome our dear 
guests, in the name of the Gr. L. of Csl. I greet you, delegates 
of the International Masonic Association, in the capital of a 
state in the heart of Europe, whose democratic constitution 
permits the free and undisturbed development of our Order. 
It is with pride that I point to our freedom ever since the 
close of the World War, a freedom for our Order which exists 
only in this of all the countries of Central Europe. 

Also this renewal of a covenant made in 1934: 

Renew the resolutions of the Luxemburg Convent of 1934 
as follows: "The International Masonic Association in con- 
vention in Prague, on 28th August, 1936, emphasizes anew the 
obligation of all Alasons to love their countries and protect 
them from attack, but on the other hand to reject the use of 
force and to work for the removal of all causes of hate." 

Czecho-Slovakia, through its recent accession in numbers, 
and through its alliance and co-operation with the Grand 
Lodges of Lessing, which shares its Jurisdiction, and also 
through its Grand Representatives, is evidently on the high- 
way of progress. 

See also Reviews of Quebec, Arizona, Ohio, Southern 
Australia and Western Australia. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE S3 



DELAWARE 

Harris Samonisky, Grand Master. 

John F. Robinson, Grand Secretary. 

Special Communication was held for the purpose of laying 
the corner stone of a building of the University of Delaware. 

The One Hundred and Thirty-first Annual convened in 
Wilmington, 7th October, 1936. 

Sixteen P.G.M.'s honored and were honored by Grand 
Lodge. 

Canada's Grand Representative did not answer roll call. 

Distinguished visitors were welcomed from Massachusetts, 
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Rhode Island, 
District of Columbia. Verily, Delaware is not small in the 
area of its hospitality. 

From the Grand Master's address the following: 

These visits have been a source of much enjoyment and 
very beneficial, for it is the interchange of ideas and thoughts 
that teach us many things. We can always learn something 
and the proof of that is evident when reflection is given to 
just what has been seen and heard. 

In making the 22 official visits, I have been accompanied 
by more than 85% of the Grand Staff officers, a number of 
whom have a perfect attendance record. 

I would be remiss in my record for the year if I did not 
mention something about the noble work being done by the 
Masonic Club. I was present when about five hundred children 
were treated to a fine Christmas dinner in the banquet hall of 
the Masonic Temple. 

The Fourth Estate Square Club of Philadelphia, an 
organization composed of members of the Masonic fraternity 
who are newspapermen, honored me by conferring on me the 
Degree of Understanding and Broad Vision in Philadelphia. 

Accompanied by the members of the staff who belong to 
Delaware Consistory, I visited the annual meeting of this body. 
About five hundred attended the celebration. 

Might it not be a good idea for the Lodges remitting dues 
in the case of life members to see that the per capita for the 
Grand Lodge and Masonic Home are paid, even if it had to 
be done by the Lodge? 

I can never forget the pleasure I had in having my father 
present last year to see his son installed as your Most 
Worshipful Grand Master. 

Our sympathy goes to all who suffer at the hands of those 
who do not share our faith in God and His eternal justice. 



34 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

The Committee on Education extended for another year 
applicants for the scholarship and also permission to attend 
University of Delaware. 

Many bequests to the Masonic Home were reported. 

Membership— 5,625. Net loss — 108. 

Commendable care in preserving records is mentioned by 
the Committee. 

The Committee on Masonic Service announced the 
distribution of bulletins. 

"Many Men, Many Minds." 

"Corner-Stone." 

"The Four Crowned Ones," and other subjects of 
edification." 

They praise the plays of Bro. Carl H. Claudy, his last 
being entitled "Greater Love Hath No Man." 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence report: 

Several of these are from South America, and are in the 
Spanish and Portuguese languages. We do not think it would 
be advisable at the present time to extend fraternal recognition 
as it would be necessary to employ someone to translate the 
several papers received at a considerable expense. 

The Committee on Necrology say: 

For the Mason death opens the door to another life. Not 
as those without hope and faith then do we stand beside the 
bier of a brother Mason whose course is run, whose work is 
finished. We know that temporal things must pass away, 
and that this temple of the body — and it is a marvelous temple 
indeed — must follow the laws for all things living. Our 
principal concern, therefore, should be that we make this 
bodily house a fit dwelling for the highest gift of God — the soul 
a part and parcel of the Creator himself. "All that pleases 
is but for the present, all that troubles is but for the present; 
that only is important which is eternal." 

Harry W. Lowe was elected Grand Master. He was 
presented with unique gifts (praise- worthily practical), namely, 
rain coat, umbrella, cane, spats. 

Ninety-five members of Grand Lodge died during the year. 

Albert V. Gemmill is the Grand Representative of Canada. 

Rev. R. C. Blagrave, D.D., of Hamilton, Past Grand 
Chaplain, is the honored Representative of Delaware. 

Thomas J. Day, P.G.M., is the Grand Reviewer. He says 
in his introduction to his concentrated reviews: 

The outstanding items that we thought would be of interest 
to our members. Sixty-five Grand Jurisdictions have favored 
us with their proceedings; three of these furnish a two year's 
supply. 



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Canada, 1936, receives fairly favourable comment: 
Delaware failed to be represented. Distinguished Guests 
from Quebec, Prince Edward Island, England, New York, 
Michigan and Canada were formally introduced and were 
received with prolonged applause. An address of welcome was 
extended to Grand Lodge by R. W. Brother Wadsworth, 
Mayor of Toronto; suitable response was made. An address 
of welcome was also extended to Grand Lodge by W. Bro. 
Rt. Rev. Bishop W. C. White on behalf of the seventy-eight 
Lodges of Toronto. 

In his address the M. \V. Grand Master gives an account 
of the transactions during the year. The reports of the 
several District Deputy Grand Masters give in detail the 
conditions as they exist in the several Lodges. 

The returns show a membership of 101,562; a list of those 
suspended is published in the Proceedings. 

The report of the Committee on Benevolence shows that 
a number of grants were made by local Boards and through 
the Lodges, these amounted to $87,000.00. The report in part 
says: "Figures and finance can never indicate the extent of the 
work which must be carried on by the Benevolent Committee 
of this Grand Lodge for it must be our responsibility to assist 
those who depend upon us in many other ways." 

The report on Fraternal Correspondence and reviews is 
by Brother Ponton. Seventy Grand Jurisdictions are ably 
reviewed. 

This from New Zealand Review: 

Grand Master delivered an address. "Masters of Lodges 
must realize that presiding over a Lodge and conferring 
degrees forms but a small part, of their duty. It is their 
province to communicate light and instruction to their 
Brethren, and lead them to knowledge, wisdom and truth." 

The review of Proceedings is published in the "Craftsman" 
and in that way it reaches the members. 

Panama and other jurisdictions not usually reviewed make 
pleasant reading. 

This from the Review of Scotland: 

The business of Grand Lodge is mostly transacted by 
the Grand Committee and the report of that Committee was 
placed before Grand Lodge and was approved by a large 
majority. 

The following telegram was sent to the Secretary of State 
for Scotland in London: "All Freemasons under the Scottish 
Constitution at home and abroad humbly offer their deepest 
sympathy and heart-felt condolence to His Majesty on the 
death of their beloved King. 

The attendance of M. W. Bro. A. J. Anderson, our Grand 
Master, at the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan is noted. 



36 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

ENGLAND 

H. R. H. The Duke of Connaught, Grand Master. 

Sir Colvile Smith, Grand Secretary. 

The Earl of Harewood, Pro Grand Master. 

Sir Francis J. Davies, Deputy Grand Master. 

Quarterly Communication at Freemasons' Hall, Great 
Queen Street, 4th December, 1935. 

We note among the well known names of those present, 
Sir Lionel Halsey, the Bishop of Buckingham, and Sir Boyd 
Merriman. 

R. W. Bro. Col. William F. Wyley in speaking of the 
death of Lord Cornwallis said: 

Brethren, only three months ago at our Communication 
held in Manchester, R. W. Bro. Lord Derby proposed a vote 
of sympathy with the family of the late Lord Ampthill. To- 
night, unfortunately, it is my melancholy duty to propose a 
similar resolution. 

Throughout his life he was a devout churchman. The 
Province of Kent owes him a great debt of gratitude. In 
every respect he was loved and esteemed by all who knew 
him, and he was known by the endearing name of "The 
Squire." He was Member of Parliament for Maidstone for 
a number of years and later he was summoned by His Majesty 
to the Upper House. 

I think he fulfilled what we say in our Masonic teaching. 
He possessed the gift of being happy and communicating 
happiness, always ready to drop a tear of sympathy for the 
failings of a brother and to pour the healing balm of con- 
solation into the bosom of the afflicted. I never heard him in 
all the years I have known him, say an unkind word of any- 
body. 

The Earl of Harewood was thus proclaimed: 

Be it known, that the Right Honorable Henry George 
Charles, Earl of Harewood and Viscount Lascelles in the 
Peerage of the United Kingdom, Baron Harewood in the 
Peerage of Great Britain, of Harewood in the County of 
York, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight 
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Companion of 
the Distinguished Service Order, etc., etc., etc., has been ap- 
pointed, obligated, invested and installed as Most Worshipful 
Pro Grand Master of the United Fraternity of Ancient Free 
and Accepted Masons of England. 

He said with regard to Lord Ampthill: 

Many great athletes have kept themselves fit in after life 
so that they may continue to excel in the sports in which 
they became famous in their youth; but, in the case of Lord 
Ampthill, he continued to preserve his corporeal and mental 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 37 

faculties to the end of his life in order that he might place his 
energy at the disposal of his fellow creatures and especially 
Freemasons. I bring no such qualities to this office. 

The Deputy Grand Master was thus proclaimed: 

The Grand Master's choice has fallen upon a brother of 
such great experience. 

It is not easy to follow in his footsteps. But I am con- 
fident that no brother could do so with a more certain prospect 
of success than you have, and I, therefore, ask you if you can 
conscientiously undertake the duties of the office? 

Be it known that Sir Francis John Davies of Elmley 
Castle, Pershore, in the County of Worcester, Knight Com- 
mander of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Knight 
Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael 
and St. George. 

And in his reply said: 

I shall be inspired by the example set by His Royal 
Highness. I can only pray that the Great Architect of the 
Universe will see fit to guide me in the right path, and will 
give me strength to make me worthy of the honor that has 
befallen me. 

The Pro Grand Master presented three Hall Stone Medals 
in connection with the Peace Memorial, saying: 

Each member of your Lodges will feel a justifiable pride 
in the possession of a permanent reminder that his Lodge did 
its duty to the Craft. 

Sir Kynaston Studd reported on Grand Lodge Benevo- 
lence. 

Fourteen petitioners were relieved in September, 45 in 
October and 62 in November, total £4,390. 

Feeling reference is made to the death of Curtis Chipman 
of Massachusetts. 

A wedding present for the Duke of Gloucester, K.G., 
was authorized. 

Among the deaths recorded is that of R. W. Bro. Admiral 
of the Fleet Earl Jellico. 

Forty-three Warrants were issued for the Quarter, among 
them the Lodge of Wanderers, Chequered Cloth, Lodge of 
Heritage, Vaudeville Lodge and Goliath Lodge. 

Acknowledgements are given to Mrs. Dunstan and others 
for gifts to the library and museum. 

Attendance numbered 2,196. 

In a separate pamphlet dated December 31, 1935, the 
report of the Finance Committee, audited statement and 
balance sheet and Masonic Million Memorial Fund are pub- 
lished. 



38 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

An Especial Grand Lodge was held 5th February, 1936, 
D. G. M. Davies on the Throne. 

The death of His late Majesty King George V. was thus 
feelingly referred to — the assembled brethren standing while 
Mendelssohn's Funeral March was played: 

We feel, to use His Late Majesty's gracious words, spoken 
but a few weeks ago, that the great family to which we all 
belong, has indeed lost its father, and our feelings have been 
shared outside his wide Dominions by all the nations of the 
world. Even the countries to whom we were recently opposed 
in arms have vied with those who fought by our side in paying 
honor to his memory. I think we have all been specially 
touched by the sympathy of the American people. The words 
used by the Speaker of the Virginian House of Delegates are 
no doubt known to you, but they will bear repetition. He 
began by saying, "The King is ill." You see that in his mind 
there was only one King. Then he went on to say, "The 
daughter has not wandered so far from the mother, but that 
the Virginians here assembled unite with the people of 
England in the sincere hope that the King may have a speedy 
recovery." That, alas, was a vain hope, but it was a noble 
expression of the feelings of a great nation. 

Will merely mention his unfailing sense of duty and his 
simplicity. When I think of him, the words of Tennyson 
come back to me again from the Ode to the Duke of Welling- 
ton, in which he said, "And, as the greatest only are, in his 
simplicity sublime." 

Total number present 1,712. 

Quarterly Communication 4th March, 1936, the Earl of 
Harewood, Pro Grand Master, on the Throne. 

Among those present are the following names well known 
to us, illustrating the historic significance and also the oddities 
of certain English names, just as Canadian names would 
appear to Englishmen — Sir George McLaren Brown, K.B.E., 
now happily in Hamilton, Ont.; Lt.-Colonel Warren Hastings, 
Bryan D. Nockolds, Robert J. Soddy, Robert Sopwith, David 
Ingamells, Knightley Goddard, Bertrand Breakspear, Arthur 
Tutt, Christopher Wakefield, Philip Henry, T. G. Dove and 
H. O. Spearpoint. 

The Grand Master's re-election is always proposed by the 
Master or Past Master of a constituent Lodge, in this case 
as follows: 

Most Worshipful Sir. the grievous losses which our 
country and Craft have suffered during the year that has 
passed have, if it be possible, strengthened the bonds of sym- 
pathy between the brethren and our Grand Master, and en- 
hanced the loyal devotion and affection which we all feel 
towards him. 



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In December 71 petitioners were relieved, total £5,915, 
and a similar record is made at each Quarterly meeting. 

A grant of one guinea for each Lodge was given to relieve 
Masonic suffering in the recent earthquake in Quetta, where 
the Masonic Temple was destroyed. 

An appeal from Nairobi was introduced and was sub- 
mitted by the Deputy Grand Registrar with full detail, the 
appellant being apparently still recalcitrant, as appears by his 
language: 

Notice was given of the intention to proceed and on July 
27th appellant wrote expressing his thanks for the withdrawal 
of the general charge of unbecoming conduct, and he pro- 
ceeded, "If the board still think a sacrifice is necessary, I am 
ready for that." 

The Toast to The King and the Craft is to be continued. 

Seventeen new Lodges have been granted warrants. 

The deputation headed by Sir Colville Smith to South 
America gave a detailed report of their wonderful mission. 
We quote: 

We have the honor to present the report of the Deputation 
which recently visited the Argentine Republic, Uruguay and 
Brazil on the instructions received from Your Royal Highness 
to inaugurate the newly formed District of South America 
(Northern Division), and to visit such Lodges and Royal 
Arch Chapters in those countries as time would permit. 

Several gifts from Librarian Sir Algernon Tudor-Craig 
were acknowledged. 

Members in attendance, 1,838. 

The Annual Grand Festival was held 29th April, 1936, the 
Earl of Harewood on the Throne. 

Among the visitors present were the Earl of Donough- 
more, Grand Master of Ireland, and E. A. Kent, Inspector of 
Workings, Victoria. The Earl acknowledged the greetings 
given him: 

The Grand Master of Ireland. M. W. Pro Grand Master 
and brethren all, I thank you for your kind and cordial greet- 
ing, and I bring to you hearty and fraternal greetings from 
all members serving under the Grand Lodge of Ireland. 

Present, 2,855. 

Quarterly Communication 3rd June. 1936, The Duke of 
Connaught and Strathearn, the Grand Master himself on the 
Throne. 

With regard to His Majesty the King and Queen Mary 
the following: 

Brethren, I have great pleasure in announcing that His 
Majesty The King has been graciously pleased to accept the 
rank of Past Grand Master of this Grand Lodge. (Loud and 



40 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

prolonged applause.) I am sure that this announcement will 
be received with the utmost gratification by the whole Craft. 

I am commanded by Queen Mary to convey to Your 
Royal Highnes, and to the members of the fraternity of 
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of England (including 
the Supreme Order of the Holy Royal Arch) an expression 
of Her Majesty's grateful thanks for so kindly tendering to 
her this message of sympathy. 

The Queen is deeply touched by this thought for her in her 
great sorrow, and Her Majesty warmly appreciates the charm- 
ing reference to the late King. 

I am to assure Your Royal Highness, and all concerned 
with this Address, that Queen Mary sincerely appreciates the 
sentiments conveyed therein, which are a source of real com- 
fort both to Her Majesty and to the members of the Royal 
Family in their irreparable loss. 

The Pro Grand Master addressed the Grand Master 
felicitously, saying: 

May I, on behalf of all the brethren present, and, may I 
add, of the thousands who would have liked to be here on this 
occasion, offer Your Royal Highness our humble and devoted 
and affectionate homage. (Loud and prolonged applause.) 

And the Grand Master made an appropriate reply. 
Among the deaths recorded are those of the Earl of 
Dartmouth, and Lord Aldenham. 

The President of the Board of General Purposes an- 
nounced the death of other distinguished Masons, and Felix 
Fighiera : 

Bro. Fighiera was a very well known and highly respected 
London Mason, a tireless worker in the interests of the Craft, 
and certainly one of our most eloquent speakers. Only a 
fortnight ago, he acted as Third Principal, that is as Chaplain, 
at the Consecration of a Royal Arch Chapter in this building, 
and delivered an address which I am sure will never be for- 
gotten by those who were privileged to hear it. 

Among the 13 new Lodges were the following: Father 
Thames, Old Bancroftians and Semper Sursum. 

Masons present, 1,665. 

Quarterly Communication 2nd September, 1936. 

The death was announced of the Earl of Yarborough, 
Provincial Grand Master for Lincolnshire and other dis- 
tinguished Masons. 

Returns have to be made to the Clerk of the Peace — a 
comparatively new Law. 

Another appeal from Nairobi was presented by the Grand 
Registrar in detail. It was not entertained. 
Attendance, 1,260. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 41 

Quarterly Communication 2nd December, 1936, at which 
we note the presence of Rt. Hon. Lord Cornwallis, Provincial 
Grand Master for Kent, probably the son of the late Deputy 
Grand Master. 

Seventy-five Petitioners were relieved for November, total 
£5,210. 

The Bi-Centenary of the Grand Lodge of Scotland is re- 
ferred to, and also the illness of the Grand Secretary. 

Past Masters of Lodges under the District Grand Lodge 
of South America are thus spoken of: 

By your adoption of the Report, you will be giving effect 
to the wishes of the Grand Master, and I am sure that if, and 
when, any of these brethren should visit England you would 
welcome them as members of Grand Lodge equally with your- 
selves. 

Posting of notices in Masonic premises is thus encouraged: 

The board wishes to point out that while the posting of 

notices of meetings of the Lodges is in order, the business to 

be transacted in any particular Lodge is confidential to its 

members, and should not be disclosed. 

A deputation to Scotland reported they had a really won- 
derful time and were wonderfully entertained. 
Total attendance, 1,779. 

FLORIDA 

M. W. Harry G. Taylor, Grand Master. 

M. W. J. S. B. Moyer, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and Seventh Annual Communication 
was held in Jacksonville, April 21, 1936. 

The Proceedings are the work of the Masonic Home Press 
and the boys and girls are to be congratulated upon their 
craftsmanship. 

Eleven Past Grand Masters were honored in the Grand 
East. 

Canada was represented by Jesse C. Clark, who at this 
meeting was elected Grand Master. His portrait adorns the 
Proceedings. 

From the Grand Master's address we take these citations: 

The principles and precepts taught by the fraternity, and 
the magnificent development of our country and accomplish- 
ments of our people amply prove the value of adherence 
thereto. 

It is a human characteristic that once we become accus- 
tomed to luxuries they become, in our own minds, necessities. 
Subsequent to the Florida "boom" and during general depres- 



42 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

sion, economic conditions did not permit the enjoyment of 
any great amount of luxury or leisure. In an effort to provide 
these "necessities" it is my impression that the great masses 
sacrificed principle to almost any expediency. 

"I have, as Grand Master, undertaken to stress our duty 
as citizens and to each other, branding acts of expediency, as 
above mentioned, a betrayal of our Masonic heritage." 

I have tried to impress upon the brethren the impelling 
necessity of their assuming civic leadership, exemplifying the 
type of citizenship expected of Masons by their devotion to 
duty. 

Notwithstanding emergencies and numerous deserving ap- 
plications for assistance from those in dire need, the relief 
work has been held to the funds available for that purpose. 

Our own Grand Jurisdiction is now more than one third 
off its high peak of membership. We have raised the per 
capita tax and borrowed too. 

It is believed that greater care should be exercised in 
electing to membership and those not sincerely interested in 
promoting the fraternity and willing to live in conformity with 
its precepts not admitted. 

I have written letters and enclosed a copy of such pam- 
phlet to about 250 of the most prominent attorneys in this 
state soliciting their recommendation of the Masonic Home 
to clients contemplating a charitable donation or bequest. 

A touching incident came into my life during the year 
entirely aside from the grind of official duties and ordinary 
vocation of life; when I was called to the bedside, at her 
request, of an old lady for whom the Sunset was fast approach- 
ing, and it appeared that having made her peace with God, 
her thoughts turned in her intermittent periods of conscious- 
ness to her country and to the Masonic fraternity. 

Talking with her children afterwards, I learned of her 
great veneration for the fraternity, apparently in her mind 
and heart next to her family was her love for the flag of her 
country and for this fraternity because of what the two stand 
for in the service of humanity. 

Among his decisions the following: 

Masonic trial be not unduly delayed. In my judgment 
there is no requirement that Masonic proceedings await final 
action in the civil courts. 

I advised that it took a majority vote of the brethren 
present to refuse reinstatement and there being only one vote 
against reinstatement, the brother was legally reinstated. 

"We do not recognize perpetual jurisdiction of any Grand 
Jurisdiction; and that the petition might be received." 



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D. D. G. M. requested advice as to whether or not it 
would be proper to invite a speaker not a member of the 
fraternity to address Masonic meetings. 

I ruled that it would be improper. 

"For the financing of certain other public improvements in 
the City of Hollywood, under the P. W. A. system of financing. 
I advised that the Lodge was not permitted to join in such 
requests." 

Waldo Lodge asked if the Lodge could receive the petition 
for affiliation of a brother from another state, accompanied by 
a regular dimit, who had lost one leg, and immediately place 
him on the emeritus list. 

I ruled that it could. 

DeFuniak Lodge requested advice as to whether or not 
the Lodge room had to be actually East and West. 

I answered no. 

The Home membership is reported as 147. One is attend- 
ing University of Florida and several of the girls have chosen 
nursing as their profession. 

A printing plant has been established at the Home through 
the courtesy of the Scottish Rite. 

Actual Past Master's Degree was conferred upon a num- 
ber of brethren and they were regularly elected and installed 
as Worshipful Masters. 

We note this paragraph and ask "what is a student mem- 
ber?" 

A Lodge of Fellow Crafts was opened by the Grand 
Lodge Committee on Work under the auspices of the Grand 
Lodge, a member of the Committee presiding in first section 
and lecture; and student member E. W. Campbell presiding 
in second section. 

Grand Orator Caldwell delivered an eloquent address on 
the "Constitution of the United States and the influence of 
Masonic brethren in its formation." He called it "One ot the 
great Masonic documents of the world," and adds: 

It is an idea, an ideal, a principal of right, further ex- 
pressed by principles of political economy imposed in this 
immortal document. It is at once our civil Ten Command- 
ments and our civil Sermon on the Mount. It is our Book 
of the Law, — and it is for us Masons in a peculiar sense oui 
Book of the Law. because it is our Masonic heritage. 

The Committee on Memorials said: 

Socrates said, "Be of good cheer about death, and know 
this of a truth, that no evil can happen to a good man, either 
in life or after death." Another person has said, "This world 
is the land of the dying; the next is the land of the living." 



44 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Thus we possess the certain hope, which is both sure and 
steadfast, "that through the merits of the Lion of the Tribe 
of Judah, we shall at last have a place in the Paradise of God 
forever." 

Membership 20,300. Net loss 635. 

R. W. Bro. R. J. Alexander, Weston, a distinguished 
educationalist, and a worth-while Mason, is the Grand 
Representative of Florida. 

Wallace R. Cheves, P.G.M., is the able Chairman of the 
Foreign Correspondence. He says in his Foreword: 

I have endeavored to flash a picture on these pages re- 
flecting the condition of Masonry, and the manner of its 
functioning in other Grand Jurisdictions, which I hope will 
be interesting and informative. 

Downward, continues the trend of Masonic membership 
throughout the world. 

"This is not an unmixed blessing, for Masonic strength is 
not synonymous with numerical strength." 

In Pennsylvania, where the endowments for benevolences 
alone are said to be in the neighborhood of $18,000,000.00, the 
Masonic Homes Board reported — 

"It may take another decade, or generation even, to finish 
it, but Thy will be done." 

"How often have we heard the remark, T am only a 
Blue Lodge Mason,' made in the presence of Scottish Rite 
Masons in a deprecating tone, by a Blue Lodge Mason, as if 
he was in the presence of some superior being?" 

The Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts gets there 
because he is a prince, yes, but he is a prince by the votes 
and suffrage of his brethren. He is chosen to the job, and 
not born to it. 

"Where, then, does the Scottish Rite fit Where does the 
York Rite fit? The York Rite consists of Chapter, Council, 
and Commandery. It has no more connection with York than 
it has with Patagonia, because it is not a system which 
originated in York, any part of it, but was a Rite that was 
crystallized and built up in this country and so is really an 
American Rite, which advanced by development of part of 
what was in the old Blue Lodge ritual of England, and then 
to Christian Masonry, on one side." 

Masonry's proud boast is Universality, and so, no doubt, 
could have been the boast of language in the early ages, but 
with drifting apart of groups of people and lack of inter- 
communication, language, in time, broke up into many con- 
formations. 

And just so, in time, it will be with Masonry if official 
inter-communication between independent Masonic bodies is 
completely disrupted. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 45 

In short, an universal interchange of reviews among 
Grand Lodges of regular Masonry will serve to hold the 
Institution of Freemasonry on an even keel — a complete ces- 
sation will inevitably endanger the life of the "germ" which 
Mackey says is essential to future Masonic history — Masonic 
units will drift apart, dissenters will arise — disintegration — 
chaos. 

Under Alabama we read: 

Alabama is proud of Alabama's Eastern Stars and with 
good cause — their collaboration in the financing of the Home, 
together with their gentle influence of example, brought high 
praise and tribute from the Grand Lodge in session, a tribute 
that we can pay to Florida's Eastern Stars in all sincerity. 

We take the following from the Review of British 
Columbia: 

Freemasonry has ever kept step with the most advanced 
civilization, and may we modestly add, vice versa — a review of 
history will reveal that Freemasonry has never gained a worth- 
while hold in benighted countries, contra-influences are too 
potent. 

Speaking of benevolences and the need for compassion 
in this day of "Desolation and Unemployment," the Grand 
Master, in beautiful language, points out those ear-marks of 
good breeding and good raising, which should be the heir- 
loom of every Master Mason, when he says — 

"The delicate forbearance and reluctance to offend or hurt 
another's feelings, that happy art of saying the right thing — 
are graces and charms we cannot afford to lose or ignore." 

Not glamorous platitudes — just pure Masonry! 

Canada at Hamilton is appreciatively reviewed. It is hoped 
our colleague will spell our honored Grand Master's name 
correctly : 

Grand Lodge was welcomed to the City by the Mayor, 
Brother H. E. Wilton — "The freedom of the City is yours," 
he said. "The gates are wide open and if you find that is not 
sufficient, take them off the hinges and throw them away." 

Most W r orshipful Brother Copus is out again with a 
Paper more State than Masonic, but no less impelling because 
of that fact. 

In it he sounds a note of warning to liberty loving people 
everywhere to gird themselves for the defence of the Magna 
Carta of their liberties, now being threatened from within and 
without. 

He did not ask Grand Lodge to commit itself to any 
course of action in the premises, but warned right thinking 
Masons, as citizens to be on their guard. 

"The Committee on Grand Master's address agreed with 
the Grand Master that it would be well 'to safeguard both the 



46 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

matter of plays and the manner of their presentation.' We 
hope all such, wherever practiced, is a passing fad, and will 
soon fade out of the Masonic picture." 

Reviews by Bro. Ponton are, in our judgment, the most 
complete of the year. Nothing appears to escape him in the 
Proceedings reviewed. He sorts out the high-lights and 
presents them to his readers in his own inimitable style, but 
without comment — more's the pity. He quotes Grand Master 
Helvenston on many subjects — the agnostic brother, the child- 
less man, his 3.2 beer ruling, Lodge programs, weak Lodges 
and Master's wages. 

This from England: 

This arrangement was made through a "Treaty of 
Fraternal Alliance" between the Grand Lodge of England and 
the Grant Orient of Brazil, whereby ten English-speaking and 
English working Lodges were transferred from the Grand 
Orient of Brazil to English register and formed into a Pro- 
vincial Grand Lodge. 

Michigan gives our colleague this opportunity: 

While a woman addressing a Lodge or Grand Lodge of 
Masons may be classed as unusual, such an event is not with- 
out precedent, for indeed the Order of the Eastern Star is 
dear to every Mason's heart. 

But interest in the work of a Grand Master of Masons 
and solicitude for a successful meeting of a Grand Lodge of 
Masons, by Knights of Columbus is something new. 

FINLAND 

See New York Review. 

GEORGIA 

Eugene D. Thomas, Grand Master. 

Abit Nix, Grand Master-elect. 

Frank F. Baker, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and Forty-ninth Grand Session was 
opened by the Grand Master and closed by M. W. Abit Nix, 
Grand Master-elect, at Macon, October 29, 1935. 

Grand Marshal Westmoreland called the assembly to 
attention, the Brethren joining in singing "How Firm a 
Foundation, Ye Saints of the Lord," the grand old hymn 
which has been adopted by Grand Lodge. 

The entire Proceedings are the product of the Craftsmen of 
the Masonic Home Print Shop at Macon. 

Nine P.G.M.'s graced the Grand East. 

Canada was duly represented by P. I. P. Edenfield. 

The veteran Past Grand Master, Joe P. Bowdoin, unable 
to be present through physical condition, sent a message of 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 47 

courage and good will, closing "my thoughts and my heart 
will be with you." 

A special letter from Bro. Bert Malone was read. He had 
recently graduated from the School of Medicine of the 
Louisiana State University. He was a product of the Penny 
Box Fund and the Masonic Home, which educated him. Those 
whom he thought of as his "Daddies" he can now proudly 
call his Brethren. 

From the able address of the Grand Master the following: 

"It requires that personal touch to make it a living reality 
rather than a lofty ideal." 

Programs for the return of worthy brethren, who through 
force of depressing circumstances had been suspended for 
non-payment of dues. 

It is my opinion that this occasion did more to start 
Masonry back toward the heights than any other event of 
the year. 

To go on with his work because of the knowledge that 
the Past Masters are active and organized and on guard, 
knowing that because of their leadership the laymen are 
following on. 

The great ideal has been that the hoodwink be truly 
lifted from our eyes and that we shall, in faith, see that Great 
Light of Masonry, "The Holy Bible," and with sincerity of 
heart and purpose, humbly strive to make it "the rule and 
guide for our faith and practice." 

You are a power for good in your community, and 
although you may have been discouraged by the happenings 
of the past few years, so was Elijah of old (and many others); 
but in His name, they recovered. 

Through authentic sources the Grand Master learned that 
communists were even endeavoring to plant their disciples 
and principles in Masonic Lodges. 

A Masonic Ritual was found in possession of a known 
Communist leader in a recent raid by officers of the law. 

The yardstick of all our relationships shall be an honest 
understanding of the person with whom we deal in every 
matter. 

The Party of the American Flag 
Masonry knows no politics but the politics of the 
Constitution of the United States and no party except that of 
the American Flag. 

Grand Lodge of Michigan, facing the same serious 
situation, had adopted resolutions against such radicalism. 

At the request of the Grand Master, Raymund Daniel, 
Past Grand Master, trained newspaperman and former editor 
of the Messenger, readily consented to resume direction of the 
publication, because of his love for the brethren and their 
wards — the children. 



48 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Our Code states: "A Lodge may actively support a 
movement working toward development and improvement of 
young people — such as the Boy Scout Alovement. 

The Masonic Code provides that a demented member is 
still in good standing and not subject to dues. 

Ten Charters were arrested with the attending details and 
two Charters were surrendered. 

One Master and one Secretary were removed for 
unMasonic conduct. 

Five cornerstones were laid. 

Under the title "Into the Sunrise," the G. M. says "death 
fell heavily during the year on beloved leaders of the Craft, 
including the founder of the Penny Box Fund." 

Of the Masonic Home he says: 

The Masonic Home is one of the most priceless posses- 
sions of Georgia Masonry. 

He gives a word of praise for the upbuilding Order of 
De Molay. 

The Report on the Grand Master's address says: 

As Grand Master his first slogan was — "Put the Craft to 
Work." The next was get together, on an appointed day 
and rededicate the Craft to purer devotion to the tenets of 
our Order. 

From every forum upon which he stood he proclaimed — 
"In God we trust, trusting in God we win." 

The Grand Master reported 524 Lodges and membership 
41,736. 

A word from the "Masonic Messenger": 

It affords the only means for the presentation of the 
articles and plans of the Educational and Historical Com- 
mission. To do away with the Masonic Messenger would be 
to isolate completely the Masonic Home and the Masonic 
Home Print Shop. The Messenger publishes the activities 
of the Home and is a feeder for the Masonic Home Print 
Shop. 

Just two of the remarks made by visitors to the Masonic 
Home: 

"I've been entitled to this for 25 years, but this is my first 
visit. It is fine, it is fine." 

"I knew it was something for us to be proud of, but it 
is so much better than I thought." 

The recreation life of the children is considered of great 
importance. A new piano has been furnished by the Grand 
Matron of the Eastern Star, and the dining room furnished. 

Brother S. V. Sanford, Chancellor of the University of 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 49 

Georgia, and Brother Harmon W. Caldwell, President of the 
University of Georgia, were introduced to the Grand Lodge 
by Most Worshipful Grand Master-elect Abit Nix. 

The Committee on Jurisprudence held: 

The Grand Master has no authority, by dispensation, to 
suspend or set aside the provisions of any by-laws of the 
Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Master has no authority to waive a fundamen- 
tal provision of our Masonic law. We approve of his decision. 

In the Proceedings we have noted only two Printer's 
errors, one of them "Custodions." 

W. J. Thompson of Sault Ste. Marie, is the Grand 
Representative of Georgia. 

HOLLAND 

See New York Review. See Netherlands. 

IDAHO 

Louis R. Scott, Grand Master. 

Curtis F. Pike, Grand Secretary. 

The title page of the Proceedings bears this definite order: 

Worshipful Masters are required to read the Proceedings 
of the Grand Lodge, or to have them read to their respective 
Lodges, within three months from the receipt thereof, which 
fact the Lodge secretaries are required to report to the Grand 
Secretary. 

The Seventieth Annual Communication was held at 
Pocatello, 8th September, 1936. 

Grand Lodge was opened on the Third Degree in ample 
form. 

Distinguished visitors from Montana, Oregon, Nebraska 
and Utah were welcomed. 

Eighteen Past Grand Masters were honoured at the altar. 

Canada's Grand Representative was not present. 

Grand Lodge joined in singing "Idaho." 

From the Grand Master's address the following: 

The work has not always been easy; my judgment may 
have erred in some of the decisions I have rendered. And 
when I think of the many opportunities for service to the 
Craft, the close contact with so many of the finest and most 
representative men of this Grand Jurisdiction, the friendships 
enjoyed and made, the many courtesies and honors shown, 
any sacrifice of time, effort, or expense sinks into insignificance 
by comparison. 



50 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Our Fraternity extends itself, taking on more varied 
activities, becoming more solidly established in the hearts of 
men, its influence recognized as the one means available for 
the realization all over the world of those aspects of inter- 
nationalism. 

I am pleased to report that we have had only one trial 
during the year. 

The Master elected by Ashton Lodge did not possess a 
Certificate of Proficiency. I sincerely hope that all the brethren 
now holding commissions will consider this seriously. 

It is the intention of the Grand Lodge to have a high 
degree of proficiency in the ritual work, and advancing such 
a Senior Warden is not at all desirous. A Senior Warden 
who has made no apparent effort to learn the work that is 
required should not be advanced under any circumstances but 
rather a Past Master be continued. 

The achievements of yesterday may fail and prove futile 
if we prove recreant in passing on the word of "brotherly 
love, relief, and truth" by lip and life. 

It is indeed the time for Masonry to aid in the erection 
of the temple of to-day by seeing that there is a durability of 
material, a sagacity of builders that will create the kind of 
building which will withstand the onslaughts of a selfishly, 
narrow nationalism; a bigoted, prejudiced radicalism; and an 
unjust and sordid class of exploitation. Our need is a temple 
of filial fear to Almighty God, and of unfaltering fidelity to 
a brother of a degree, whatever his station in life may be. 

Now we turn to the future for wine and bread; 

We have bidden the past adieu. 
We laugh and lift hands to the years ahead; 
"Come on! We are ready for you!" 
The Grand Secretary notes this publication: 

A very notable addition to Masonic literature and history 
has been made during the past year by Charles Scribner's Sons 
in the revision and republication of "Gould's History of 
Freemasonry Throughout the World." 

Membership 8,891. Net loss 244. 

Greetings and courtesies are thus recorded: 

The flowers which graced the Lodge room bore cards 
from Radiant and Ruth Chapters, O. E. S. 

The Grand Chaplain paid a tribute to the bound volume 
of the Sacred Law on the Altar and the Altar Cloth in his 
address: 

As we send forth "This Sacred Book of the Law" on its 
unique mission of good will, to be used on the Altars of the 
Grand Lodges of Freemasonry in the several Grand Jurisdic- 
tions of the United States of America and elsewhere, or 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 51 

wherever Freemasons assemble, it is with a keen desire that 
the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island, established and located in 
that state made famous by Roger Williams, that outstanding 
pioneer and advocate of religious liberty and freedom of con- 
science, may send forth this message of assurance of our 
"Faith in God," "Hope for the Future" and "Charity for All." 
The Grand Orator gave an address on the subject of 
"Worthy and Well Qualified." 

The fate of certain amendments was negative: 
Several amendments were proposed and referred to the 
Jurisprudence Committee for consideration and recommenda- 
tion. As they were all rejected on recommendation of the 
committee, they are not printed in accordance with our custom 
of omitting lost measures. 

Chairman Percy Jones presented his Report on Foreign 
Correspondence, incidentally saying: 

The Grand Master of New York designated last year as 
"Masonic Recovery Year" and was rewarded in his efforts 
with much success. Hundreds of re-dedication meetings were 
held and a re-habilitation of Lodges was accomplished. 

The number of members, however, is not a true barometer 
of the condition of the Fraternity. It is the quality and interest 
of its membership that is important. 

R. W. Grand Secretary C. C. Hunt of Iowa, Librarian of 
the largest Masonic library and museum, publishes in the pro- 
ceedings a very interesting report. The library has had a very 
active and busy year, with the entire staff called upon to 
the limit of their abilities to serve the large number of patrons. 

The Lodge Minutes in Edinburgh, dated 1598, are said to 
be the oldest in the world. 

It is a delght to the eye of an interested Masonic reader 
to note the seven full-page half-tone portraits of the New 
Masonic Temple in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Past Grand Master Frank Jenks, son of Bro. Aldro Jenks, 
who has for many years rendered distinguished service for 
Masonry in Wisconsin, said: "In taking up the pen laid down 
by my father as Foreign Correspondent, I do so with a con- 
sciousness of my own inability to measure up to the high 
standard which he has set." 

The Trowel and Sojourners' Clubs at the government 
forts, Fort Stanton and Fort Bayard, New Mexico, show 
much excellent work accomplished. There are 290 patients 
in the hospital at Fort Bayard and 217 at Fort Stanton — 
among them many Masons. 

The Grand Master of Kentucky, after speaking of the 
antiquity of Freemasonry, said: "Venerable as is our Frat- 
ernity, it still glows with the fires of unwasted youth. It 



52 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

stretches its hands across the seas, reaches over the walls 
of prejudice, of language, and of race." 

Under Fifty-year Masons the following: 
"Just a plain old Master Mason — - 
Yet as he spoke it seemed as if he knew Life's mystery, 
And had solved the meaning of the word called immortality. 
Just a plain old Master Mason, not a Templar with his sword, 
But in his heart and in his life he breathed God's blessed Word, 
And walked the path that leads us all unto the Throne of God. 
Just a plain old Master Mason, thanking God that he could see 
Jacob's ladder reaching upward even from the First Degree — 
A lesson to us all of Faith, Hope and Charity." 
Guatemala was recognized. 

William H. Thompson was elected Grand Master. 
Under Necrology the following quotation: 

That through the distance we must lose the hold 
Of hand with hand, and only clasp the thread 
Of memory. But still so close we feel this land, 
So sure we are that these same hearts are true. 
At the closing of Grand Lodge this ceremony is recorded: 

The Grand Alaster's signet ring was passed from the 
retiring Grand Master to the incoming Grand Master with 
appropriate expressions of sentiment. 

The Grand Secretary appends personal comments, from 
which we extract: 

One of the most noticeable features of this entire com- 
munication was the presence of so many visitors from neigh- 
boring states. 

The Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, 
Mrs. Lura Wilt of Glenns Ferry, was present as an invited 
guest and honored the occasion with a well prepared and 
thoughtful address. Her gracious appearance added materially 
to the interest of the evening. It was much appreciated. The 
wives of the distinguished visitors were introduced, together 
with a number of our own "higher ups." 

Nothing pleases us more than to see a new member rise 
to express his views or defend his position. Why should he 
not do so? 

At a Special Communication at Shoshone, Bro. Charles 
Ulig Alig briefly addressed the Grand Master. 

Marion W. Kelley is the worthy Representative of Canada 
in Idaho, and R. W. Bro. R. F. Richardson, Honour Member 
of the Board of General Purposes for good work well done, 
is the Grand Representative of Idaho. 



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From the "In Memoriam" page the following: 
"Again a parting sail we see; 
Another boat has left the shore; 
Kinder souls on board had she 
Than ever left the land before. 
As on her outward course she bends, 
Sit closer, friends." 



ILLINOIS 

Hal C. McLoud, Grand Master. 

Richard C. Davenport, Grand Secretary. 

The Ninety-seventh Annual Meeting was held in Chicago, 
October 13, 1936. 

The Grand Chaplain led the Devotions: 

A holy hush falls upon our hearts as we recall that we 
were created in Thine image, and that Thou didst breathe unto 
us the breath of life. Invigorate our spirits with a high and 
holy sense of our divine origin and of our moral destiny, and 
with that high and holy fact that now are we the Sons of 
God, even though it doth not yet appear what we shall do. 

Ten Past Grand Masters were duly present. 

For an hour before any formal opening of Grand Lodge an 
organ recital was given by a Brother and vocal numbers by 
the Oxford Male Quartet of Chicago, which was much enjoyed. 

The Grand Master, speaking in his fine address of the old 
customs being discarded and new methods of teaching the 
moral and ethical lessons being adopted, spoke nevertheless 
of the stability of Masonry and the obedience of the W. M. to 
the declaration "Let there be light." He added: 

To the practices and principles of this ancient institution 
a great measure of credit must be given for that orderly and 
amicable social structure known as The United States of 
America; orderly and amicable by comparison with many other 
organizations. 

The future of the Fraternity is bright, its social ideals are 
still high and fine, its fellowship is still worthy and select. 

He spoke of the wise and kindly leadership of the Officers 
of Lodges and said: "If we are ever faithful of guarding 
the portals from not merely the unworthy, but also the super- 
stitious and morose, we would have harmony." 

Proper training of new brethren is feasible when the new 
brethren are few. 

Attended with appropriate and significant ceremony in 
Grand Lodge session, the venerable brethren entitled to such 



54 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

recognition have been assembled and presentd with a token, 
which proclaims them as distinguished in the Fraternity for 
their commendable interest. 

The candidate should be given every fraternal considera- 
tion which he might reasonablj r be disposed to claim. If the 
fees have been reduced since he petitioned the Lodge, then 
he should pay for the remaining degree or degrees at the 
reduced rate. 

On the theory that some member may have made a mis- 
take in casting his ballot, the Master may order a second 
ballot taken if only one unfavorable ballot is found, but the 
Master is not required to do so, and may declare the petition 
rejected. 

Question — Is it permitted that a Lodge divert a certain 
percentage of the annual dues of members to a benefit fund 
in charge of a committee or Low Twelve Club for the benefit 
of all members' families at death? 

Answer — Funds of the Lodge shall not be taken from the 
control of the Treasurer and placed in control of any other 
person. 

Post card notices of meetings which are extended to in- 
clude cartoons, witticisms and allusions to games, dancing, 
entertainments and the like are a violation and are wholly 
lacking in dignity. 

At a hearing before three brethren the Master admitted 
his guilt on all eight charges He was thereupon deposed and 
suspended from all rights and privileges of Masonry and a 
Past Master appointed in his stead. 

I have refused in every case to set aside any action by 
the Lodge, and h is my conviction that such appeals frequently 
originate in the minds of men whose capacity for sound judg- 
ment is open to question. 

A member of self-confessed prominence recently remarked 
that he is losing his interest in the Fraternity because im- 
portant men are now so rare in our counsels, and in his judg- 
ment leadership has been usurped by men without commercial, 
professional, or academic prominence. Whether his charge is 
based on fact or otherwise is not important, but it is important 
that any capable man who harbors a like feeling should first 
examine himself. Judgment as to our worth or lack of worth 
to the Fraternity falls upon the brilliant as well as upon the 
duller member. 

"A man may have an honest heart, 

Though poverty hourly stare him. 
A man may take a neighbor's part 
Who has no cash to spare him." 

He laid the cornerstone of the new Community High 
School. 



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Distinguished guests from Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, 
Colorado and Iowa were welcomed. 

In memory of the late M. W. Bro. Goddard, Alexander H. 
Bell said: 

From that time on we were thrown frequently together. 
Indeed, we became what David Harum calls "Great Meet 
Ups." I have served with him on committees. I always 
found him kind, diligent, conciliatory and capable. 

Membership 218,069. Net loss 1,400. Number of Lodges 
1,000. 

The Grand Master, Hal C. McLoud, was re-elected. 
From the Report of the Committee on Obituaries we 
quote : 

"But we've a page, more glowing and more bright, 
On which our friendship and our love to write; 
That these may never from the soul depart, 
We trust them to the memory of the heart. 
The children in the Home attend the Grade and High 
Schools at LaGrange. Religious instruction is given in that 
Religion in which all men agree, leaving their particular 
opinions to themselves. Their recreation activities and musical 
education are recorded and Boy Scout Troops and Camp 
Fire Girls are popular features. 

Grand Orator Gordon was given a rising vote of thanks 
for his oration. We quote: 

It has occurred to me that it is quite necessary as well as 
profitable to pause a little while in the hurried march of life 
to take inventory. This applies to organization as well as 
individuals. 

You and I are abiding in a constantly changing world. It 
becomes quite kaleidoscopic as we see kingdoms falling, mon- 
archies failing, thrones toppling over, kings abdicating their 
thrones, and governments being tested in the crucible. De- 
structive moral trends, radical and debasing theories of public 
and private conduct, and national spiritual apathy. The answer 
comes I think in our inventory sheet. The answer will be 
found in what we have really given to the world rather than 
what we have taken from the world. 

However it may have started, even with the lowest form 
of life and worked up through countless ages, we have to-day 
a civilization that is the result of growth. 

Growth in nature came because of urge. We plant the 
seed and within that tiny, seemingly lifeless embryo the urge 
for growth begins to be felt and finally something puts forth 
its appearance above the earth's surface and says, "I am life." 

What has been happening in the natural world has also 
been happening in the Masonic world. 



56 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

We are workmen that need not be ashamed. 

Alasonry has even made a larger contribution. It has kept 
the fires burning of faith in a Supreme Being, faith in God. 
In whom do we put' our trust? In God, Omnipotent, Om- 
niscient, and Omnipresent, not some far-off deity, not some 
stern judge, but an infinite unlimited source of good, ruler of 
the infinite universe, "Who hath measured the waters in the 
hollow of His hand, meted out heaven with the span, and com- 
prehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighted 
the mountains in a scales, and the hills in a balance." 

"We are a going institution; our dividends are not metal, 
but mental and moral." 

The total appropriation from the Charity Fund was 
$210,436. 

Canada's Grand Representative did not answer Roll Call. 

In his reply to the reception of Grand Representatives a 
veteran Brother said: "We have before us symbolically the 
Masonic world." 

From the closing remarks of the Grand Master the fol- 
lowing : 

I never have stood and looked into the faces of a kindlier 
group of men in our Grand Lodge than we have to-day. 

Hon. George S. Henry, Leader of His Majesty's loyal 
opposition in the Legislature, is the Grand Representative of 
Illinois, and Canada is represented by Sylvester O. Spring of 
Chicago. 

Elmer E. Beach, P.G.M., again furnishes an excellent 
Report on Fraternal Correspondence, in every way worthy of 
the great Jurisdiction for which he speaks. He is a skillful 
pilot and guide over sea and land. His distinction between 
finance and moral bankruptcy is well shown in his Foreword, 
and we also quote in this connection: 

Failure to pay such charges and expenses would mean 
financial bankruptcy. Default in meeting these Masonic ob- 
ligations would mean moral and Masonic bankruptcy. This 
is unthinkable so long as Masonry remains what it has always 
been. 

Threat of suspension is the coercion used on delinquents. 
Actual suspension dries up the source of income and defeats 
its own purpose, especially when precipitate, indiscriminate 
and wholesale. How to co-ordinate and balance the good in 
the threat of suspension against the evil of actual suspension 
is the difficult problem. Make a thorough investigation in 
each case to determine whether failure to pay was due to 
actual inability or to indifference. The fraternal relationship 
established by Masonic membership should not be lightly 
broken. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 57 

In other cases, a friendly talk might be the means of 
prompting the delinquent to pay his dues, where the formal 
demand from the Secretary accompanied by the threat of sus- 
pension might have the opposite effect. 

Dual membership and life memberships continue to in- 
terest Grand Lodges. The trend of thought seems to be favor- 
able to both propositions, the latter on conditions such as 
payment by the applicant of a sum of money such as would 
at prevailing rates of interest yield an income equal to the 
dues, the principal to be invested and controlled by the Grand 
Lodge. 

He gives Alberta one of the best of his Reviews, quoting 
at length the address of the Grand Master, as to whom he says, 
after citing laudatory words on Boy Scouts and Sojourners: 

We cannot refrain from saying that the address of the 
Grand Master is one of the finest, most thoughtful, and helpful 
addresses we have had the pleasure of reading, and we wish 
every Mason might have the pleasure of reading it in full. 

Canada at Hamilton is fully and strikingly reviewed. 
After reciting the opening of Grand Lodge and our many dis- 
tinguished visitors, he says of Grand Master Copus deservedly 
and quotes largely from his address: 

In a stirring and earnest address the Grand Master chal- 
lenged the Masons of Canada to make an earnest effort to 
live lives worthy of the fundamental precepts of the institution 
of Freemasonry and to discountenance all efforts of foreign 
propagandists to undermine the established principles of the 
Anglo-Saxon race as exemplified in the laws and constitution 
of Canada and the British Empire. 

Every Lodge should operate on the budget system. 

He opposes reduction of fees or dues. 

The candidate who is too lazy, too indifferent, too busy, 
or too superior to measure up in this respect should under no 
circumstances be advanced until he has mended his ideas upon 
Masonic endeavor. Perhaps it would not be a mistake for us 
to follow the example of some other Grand Jurisdictions where 
the minimum period of four weeks between degrees has been 
greatly lengthened, with results that are altogether admirable. 

The Grand Master condemns the practice of the selection 
of a District Deputy Grand Master in rotation so as to give 
equal honor to each Lodge in the district. He is also opposed 
to the indiscriminate publication of the membership of the 
Lodges and mentions as his objections that such lists are too 
often used for commercial purposes. 

"Denmark was denied recognition on the ground that it 
did not exercise sole and exclusive jurisdiction of ancient Craft 
Masonry in Denmark." 



58 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

The report on foreign correspondence is by Brother Pon- 
ton. The report is a very complete and comprehensive review 
with liberal quotations from addresses by Grand Masters and 
various committees and is preceded by a quite complete an- 
analytical and topical index which will be of great value to 
those fortunate enough to read this excellent review. 

From the Indiana Review the following: 

"Whatever, therefore, is our conception of right or wrong, 
propriety or impropriety, discretion, gentility and respect- 
ability, these are the tests to be applied in the solution of 
problems arising from the liquor question." 

It is the practice in Indiana to place brethren on trial upon 
the charge of non-payment of dues. In many cases brethren 
were acquitted although the record of the Lodge showed the 
brother on trial guilty. 

This from the admirable Review of Michigan has now 
pathetic reference to the late and lamented Lou B. Winsor: 

This Bible was sent to and lay upon the altar of the Grand 
Lodge of Michigan and was re-dedicated by the Grand Chap- 
lain. Reference was made to the fact that Most Worshipful 
Brother Lou B. Winsor, Grand Secretary, was the eighth lineal 
descendant of Roger Williams, who was the founder of the 
Colony of Rhode Island, whose tri-centennial was recently 
celebrated. Brother W T insor was called upon and verified the 
statement that he was the eighth lineal descendant of Roger 
Williams, having been born at Providence, and in his remarks 
stated that he had always been somewhat proud being referred 
to as "an Act of Providence." 

Under West Virginia Review is cited an experience: 
"I'd rather be a failure than a man who's never tried; 
I'd rather seek the mountain top than always stand aside. 
Oh, let me hold some lofty dream and make my desperate 

fight. 
And though I fail I still shall know, I tried to serve Thee 
right." 



INDIANA 

Rudolf H. Horst, Grand Master. 

William H. Swintz, Grand Secretary. 

Fine portraits of Grand Officers precede the Proceedings 
of the One Hundred and Nineteenth Annual Meeting of Grand 
Lodge, held in Indianapolis, May 26, 1936. 

From the Foreword (a new departure) we glean the 
following: 

"The excursion to the Masonic Home in Franklin was 
attended by 518 persons." 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 59 

Brother Morrison chose for his subject "The Impending 
Crisis; the Voice of Freemasonry; the Masonic application of 
Natural Law in the Spiritual World." 

Modern scholarship has tended toward the philosophy of 
materialism. 

Its chief characteristic was to be the rejection of all 
authority, divine and human. 

To them the abundant life is animal passion deified. They 
worship no other God. 

The first lie is God. There is no God. 

The second lie is right. There is no right. 

I feared for the harvest of the sowing of such moral and 
spiritual seed. I recalled the words of Goethe: "The destiny 
of a nation at any given time depends upon the opinions of 
its young men under five and twenty." 

This generation faces its impending crisis. This era is 
undeniably one of moral decadence and spiritual apostasy. A 
wave of lawlessness is sweeping over the land with a power 
so great that public and private virtue are impotent in their 
resistance. 

"Freemasonry will 'hold fast' the Greek ideal of a sound 
mind in a sound body and will add to them the one thing need- 
ful. 

"High scholarship alone cannot meet the issues of life." 

"And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the 
Egyptians; and he was mighty in his words and works." 

All unconsciously, he was developing and cultivating man's 
sixth sense, which is the power to see the invisible God. 

I like the words of Mrs. Hemans, "Earth's crammed with 
heaven, and every common bush afire with God; but only he 
who sees takes off his shoes." The philosophy of the long 
and eventful years of the life of Moses is written in these 
words: "for he endured as seeing him who is invisible." 

One day a practical man asked an author to define "The 
New Freedom" in a few plain words. This was his definition: 
"The New Freedom is the incoherent right of every man to do 
as he damn pleases." 

That is not new freedom. It is age-old slavery. 

Daniel Webster expresses the whole truth in these few 
words: "Liberty is in proportion to wholesome restraints." 

"Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint; 
but he that keepeth the law, happy is he." 

Richard Hooker said "Of law no less can be acknowledged 
than that its seat is in the bosom of God." 

Freemasonry speaks in terms of stone, cement and the 



60 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

working tools of operative masonry; but it uses these only 
to convey and enforce spiritual truths. 

Brothers of mine, the dead body of the faith and courage 
of this blind and blundering world shall yet be raised from 
a dead level to a living perpendicular. 

Canada's Grand Representative did not answer Roll Call. 

This paragraph regarding the Eastern Star: 

The Freemasons of Indiana and the Order of the Eastern 
Star are on very friendly terms, each attending to its own 
affairs without interference or meddling in the affairs of the 
other. 

From the Grand Master's address we cite: 

Lodges well informed and with a better and fuller 
knowledge of the aims and values of our Great Institution 
which is dedicated to the Holy Sts. John. 

Freemasonry in Indiana is undergoing a great revival. 

A new Lodge was constituted at Pleasant Lake. 

Six cornerstones were laid during the year. This is almost 
a record. 

He expressed personal gratification of the Masonic Home 
at Franklin, "one of the finest in the United States." 

He praises the Indiana Freemason, published at the 
Masonic Home, and made known his messages through that 
channel. 

He admonishes the Publication claimed to be "Organ of 
American Freemasonry." 

Several other decisions follow: 

I ruled that such a visitation would be highly improper, 
basing my decision on the fact that the playlet shows a Lodge 
open on the Master Mason Degree. More than this, it is my 
opinion that a Lodge of Freemasons, as such, should not visit 
a Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star for the reason that it 
has been stated repeatedly by Grand Masters and other officials 
of the Grand Lodge that Freemasons should attend strictly 
to their own affairs and not attempt to take part in the 
programs of other organizations. 

A Lodge may accept a petition of a member of the 
Dunkard faith if he "promises and affirms," and expresses a 
belief in God. 

Of a soldier of the Confederate army that he be buried 
with Masonic honors and with the casket draped with the 
Confederate flag? 

It would be improper to grant such a request. Unless the 
brother was loyal to the present government, he should not 
be a member of the Lodge. (Is not this rather strict? Sym- 
bolic flags hold many cherished memories.) 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 61 

Has a Lodge the right to assist a Chapter of the Order of 
the Eastern Star by soliciting the public to patronize a lottery 
or a drawing for a prize at a benefit party ? 

Neither a Lodge nor a Chapter of the Order of the 
Eastern Star can conduct a drawing for a prize or any other 
kind of a lottery in a Lodge hall. 

Any member of a Lodge who solicits the public to buy 
chances in a lottery conducted by the Order of the Eastern 
Star or any other organization is subject to charges of un- 
Masonic conduct. 

The Grand Master addressed the Masters and Wardens 
on Education, saying: 

This committee cannot come into your Lodge and conduct 
an educational program. You have to do that. This com- 
mittee can help you. 

He spoke at the Grand Masters' Conference in Washington 
forcibly, as follows: 

The utter destruction of all forms of government except 
that of the "proletariat" — which can only mean the autocracy 
of a small band of over-lords, so-called, entirely powerful and 
subject to no will but their own. 

For the past 15 years a plan, deliberate and comprehensive, 
has had for its purpose the education of the youth of this 
country in Communistic doctrines. So well organized and 
directed is this movement that regular Communistic schools 
have been established in strategic centers of population. 
Literature used as text in these schools is cleverly written and 
edited by men with brains, and in the main is for propaganda 
purposes. For instance, one of these text books develops in 
minute detail a plan whereby a worker is taught to organize 
his fellow workers into soviet bands and in its masterful 
presentation teaches the best psychological approach to im- 
plant into the minds of recruits communistic ideas. Similar 
methods are followed and are reaching all phases of our social 
life. The communists have their own newspapers, and strange 
as it may seem, made their greatest progress in church groups. 

Whether or not Masonic bodies should accept the responsi- 
bility of engaging in an open battle against the sinister and 
growing influence of Communism is a problem for you Grand 
Masters assembled here to-day to determine. In some juris- 
dictions campaigns are being conducted in the Lodges by 
eloquent speakers in an effort to educate the Craft to the 
dangers which confront the country if Communism is per- 
mitted to spread. 

These changes have been brought about in the past by 
legislation and not by revolution. Why destroy a fabric of 
government because it needs some repairs? 

With such ideas in mind, members of the Craft cannot 



62 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

do otherwise than to be "good men and true" and thus find it 
an easy matter to rebuke the forces which would attempt to 
align them with the agents of devastation. 

Thomas J. Wilson was elected Grand Master. 

Membership 110,297. Net decrease 3,648. Average mem- 
bership per Lodge 198. 

The powers of the Grand Master are recited in full, in 
addition, of course, to the prerogative power vested in him. 

The Grievances and Appeals Committee report: 

Your Committee report that the Worshipful Masters of 
the five hundred fifty-six (556) Masonic Lodges within this 
Grand Jurisdiction have performed the difficult and delicate 
duties of their high office so efficiently and acceptably that 
no Brother Mason has felt aggrieved. None has taken an 
appeal to this Grand Lodge. 

P.G.M. Elmer F. Gay presented his Report as Reviewer, 
which was adopted. We quote: 

In our reviews you will find very little personal comment 
for, in our opinion, our readers are more interested in what is 
happening in other Jurisdictions, which information we en- 
deavor to give in as concise a manner as possible. 

The liquor situation as concerns Masonry: All Jurisdic- 
tions admit that the two do not mix. 

The Grand Master of Idaho ruled that the serving of 
"Dutch Lunches" on Lodge premises was forbidden. 

The few Jurisdictions who have established Higher 
Education Funds are reporting very unsatisfactory results. 
They have plenty of requests for loans but little, if any, re- 
payments. 

"There is no great loss without some gain," and the gain 
for Masonry has been in the great increase in our social and 
educational activities. This is well proven by the splendid 
results. 

He says of Denmark: 

Information has been received that there are two or more 
Grand Lodges in Denmark and that the one recognized by 
the Grand Lodge of Indiana is not legitimately organized 
according to our standard, as it holds allegiance to the Grand 
Orient of France, with whom we are not in fraternal relations. 
We therefore recommend that action on the matter, taken 
last year, be rescinded. 

And of Sweden and Denmark the following: 

Requests for mutual recognition should emanate from the 
younger organization, we recommend that the Grand Lodge 
of Indiana request fraternal recognition from the Grand Lodge 
of Sweden and the National Grand Lodge of Denmark, and 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 63 

that if recognition is granted that the Grand Master arrange 
for an exchange of representatives. 

The Committee recommended that they be granted further 
time to consider Brazil and the Argentine and other Jurisdic- 
tions. 

From a report on Funerals the following: 

"I would like to make a suggestion, to be used or not as 
you please. Several Masonic funerals, lately, have shown us 
that it is difficult to get any undertaker to conform with the 
Masonic order of procession. The use of cars, the faster pace, 
the custom of using six, eight, or ten flower girls, have all 
contributed to making the order of procession harder to main- 
tain. Why not have the Committee on Rituals give some 
attention to modern conditions, work out a method that can 
be used in most cases, and take the whole matter up with the 
Indiana Undertakers with the idea of getting their Association 
to co-operate?" 

"The principal thing in which Masonic Lodges is con- 
cerned is that whenever the Lodge takes charge of a funeral 
ceremony, that they have full charge from the time they begin 
until such Masonic ceremony is concluded. 

The Ritual Committee report: 

This feeling also would find lodgment in the minds of 
many of our own brethren, and thus would the gap be widened 
between the large Lodges of the cities and the smaller Lodges 
in the towns, with the possibility that the unity of Masonry 
might be endangered. 

Feeling that innovations should be engaged in very spar- 
ingly, and that our present old-time, beautiful work is ample 
and should be the same in all Lodges, the Ritual Committee 
recommends that no soliloquy be introduced into the work. 

As to the Apron at public receptions, this decision: 
And in public processions the apron must be worn on the 
outside of the clothing and at public funerals the General 
Regulations require that the apron must be worn on the outside 
of the coat or outer garment. 

On Education this paragraph: 

"Check the Right Answer Contest." This consisted of 
twenty-four statements, each of which had four variations, 
one only being right. Those taking part in the contest are to 
check the one that is right. 

"Poems of Masonry." This program consists of a number 
of poems on Masonic principles. It presents an evening of 
inspiration. 

Canada's Grand Representative is left blank in the list, 
and Donald M. Sutherland of Woodstock, is the Worthy and 
Worshipful Grand Representative of Indiana. 



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IOWA 

John T. Ames, Grand Master. 

C. C. Hunt, Grand Secretary. 

The biography of the Grand Master by C. C. Clark, 
P.G.M., pays a fine tribute to his personal and official worth: 

We have had leaders of greater brilliancy, but mere bril- 
liancy not seldom fails to get vital results; we have had more 
suave politicians, but politics, while at times seemingly suc- 
cessful, play no acceptable part in our brotherhood; we have 
had greater rhetoricians, but ability to turn neat phrases, while 
useful and entertaining, must be supplemented by more homely 
virtues to spell success; we have had perhaps ritualists as 
accomplished, but mere ability to confer degrees faultlessly 
does not make the real Master. We are a fraternity, an 
association of real men. 

Freemasonry is the highest development of brotherhood, 
and he is the best Mason who best exemplifies brotherliness. 

There is no brother we know of any place who better 
demonstrates in his life, in his daily walk and conversation 
what Masonry really means. Serious-minded, well educated, 
of character tested and true, more than to the average seeker 
for light. 

Public exercises consisting of music and addresses pre- 
ceded the opening of Grand Lodge and this ceremony took 
place: 

Burton H. Saxton, P.G.M., presented the flags of Sao 
Paulo, Chile, Cuba and Western Australia. 

One of the most colorful flag presentations was witnessed 
by the brethren and guests when the color was displayed under 
the direction of Albert Block, Lt. of the Naval Reserve. The 
American flag was formally presented. The Color Bearer 
was George L. Block, Apprentice Seaman, a member of 
Davenport Chapter, Order of DeMolay. 

The color was carried into the Lodge room on a staff 
and, being unbent from the staff and bent onto a halyard, 
was hoisted in the front of the Temple where a spotlight was 
turned upon it and an electric fan caused it to fly to the breeze. 
Lieut. Block (what memories the name recalls!) said — 

It will permit itself to be lowered on account of three 
things. Perhaps these three are only one. Some of you have 
heard that three are one and one is three. 

This flag is lowered every day at sunset. But this lower- 
ing of the flag at the time of sunset is due to an ancient 
tradition. 

This daily lowering of the color at sunset is a symbol of 
the old prayer, "In God We Trust." 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 65 

Upon the death of any one in the service this flag is 
lowered to the position at half-mast. 

So I say, a flag which insists on maintaining its position 
at the very peak of any halyard, excepting only in worship of 
God, is a proud flag. This is again demonstrated by the way 
it comes down slowly. 

The flag is intended to symbolize the nation which is to 
be defended and therefore to the people in the service the flag 
symbolizes these duties to be performd. 

Bro. Wells, Mayor of Davenport, bade Grand Lodge wel- 
come to this City and District. One of the features is situated 
thus: 

On an island in the Mississippi River, between Davenport 
and the Twin Cities of Rock Island and Moline, Illinois, is 
situated one of the world's largest arsenals. And in connection 
with that arsenal is a war museum that is well worth your 
while to visit. 

The Worthy Grand Matron of the Eastern Star responded 
to a welcome, saying: 

The Eastern Star — oldest, I believe, of the branches of the 
Masonic Order — came into being as an earnest handmaiden of 
Masonry. 

Our Order assists in maintaining the Grand Assembly of 
Rainbow in Iowa, and the subordinate Chapters are directing 
and encouraging the local assemblies under their care. 
"Love was not given human heart 
For careless dealing; 
Its spark was lit that man might know 
Divine revealing. 

"Heaping up with sacrificial brands 
The flame, in mounting, 
Enkindles other hearts with love 
Beyond the counting. 
Distinguished guests from Illinois, Missouri and the 
Masonic Service Association were welcomed. 

The Ninety-third Annual was held June 9, 1936, at Daven- 
port, the Grand Master of Illinois saying: 
"To each is given a bag of tools, 
A shapeless mass and a book of rules; 
And each must make, ere life be flown, 
A stumbling block or a stepping stone." 
Those who have seriously considered the moral training, 
the ethical teachings, the high standards of ancient craft 
Masonry will never be builders of stumbling blocks. 

The Altar Bible was re-dedicated. The Grand Chaplain 
spoke : 

Three hundred years is a long time as men measure it but 



6o GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

a very short period in God's economy of time. "In the he- 
ginning, God " When, where, how and what was that 

beginning? But this God is the God of Masons and this Book 
is His Book. It is peculiarly fitting that this Bible should 
come from the State of Rhode Island founded by the great 
men who stood for personal, religious and civic liberty. 

The Order of Masonry cannot be any better than the 
individual makeup itself. 

Over the desk of a busy business man and Mason is this 
prayer: 

"Teach me that sixty minutes make an hour, sixteen 
ounces a pound, and one hundred cents a dollar. 

"Help me so to live that I may lie down at night with a 
clear conscience, and without a gun under my pillow, and un- 
haunted by the faces of those whom I have wronged. 

"Grant that I may earn my meal ticket on the square, 
and in the earning of it that I may do unto others as I would 
that they should do unto me." 

"Keep me young enough to laugh with children and con- 
siderate enough to be sympathetic with old age. 

"And when comes the hour of darkened shades, and the 
smell of flowers, and the tread of soft footsteps, and the 
crunching of wheels in the yard, make the ceremony short and 
the epitaph simple, 'Here lies a man'." 

May this be the prayer of Masons. 

On the In Memoriam Roll Call this verse was cited: 
"What lies beyond the after-glow? 

To life's new dawn how far? 
As if in answer, spoken low, 
Love lights the evening star!" 

Fourteen out of sixteen Past Grand Masters were present. 

From the Grand Master's address we make the following 
citations : 

"Another year of labor here on earth, 

To carry out the Master's deep design; 
Each Mason striving hard to prove his worth 

By perfect ashlar, true in every line. 
Another year is gone. What we have done 

Can never be undone; for good or ill 
A chain of sequence from our acts will run 

Far down the years and have an influence still." 

Make every effort to pay our debts and get back on a 
sound financial basis; for although Masonry is a brotherhood, 
yet brotherly love is not accepted as payment for building 
Masonic Temples, nor will it buy fuel to keep them warm or 
pay the thousand and one expenses of running a Lodge. Even 



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between blood brothers, business matters must be adjusted 
fairly. 

Masons are — "To be good men and true, or men of 
honor and honest} 7 ." Thus the first edict of our most ancient 
Masonic law is that a Mason must be "moral and upright," 
a man of "honor and honesty." 

Lodge dues are a debt just as truly as any other debt. 
By the terms of the contract which each of us has made with 
Masonry, we have promised to pay them in advance each 
year. 

Seldom does a Lodge make any attempt to collect dues 
from the family of a deceased brother. 

Investigation in a few of the delinquent Lodges developed 
the fact that there were more than enough outstanding local 
dues to pay the Grand Lodge dues in full. 

In my opinion, the intent of the law is that each brother 
shall be contacted and make an appearance in some way, in 
person, or by written statement, or through some brother who 
has contacted him and is commissioned to speak for him, be- 
fore any action can be taken by the Lodge to extend the time. 
In order to put it in plain language, easily understood, I have 
held in all cases that there must first be some promise or 
agreement by each brother to pay on or before a definite 
date, before action can be taken by the Lodge to extend the 
time. In other words, the Lodge cannot act to extend the 
time until there is something definite on which to base such 
action. 

As another means of stimulating and encouraging the 
study of Masonry, of drawing out local talent and of increas- 
ing attendance at Lodge meetings by making them more 
worth while, the committee has .arranged a series of short 
programs to be used by constituent Lodges whenever they 
need something with which to fill in, both interesting and 
instructive. 

The Sojourners' Club. This is an organization which 
carries on a work of Masonic charity among the Masons in 
the veterans' hospital at Tucson, Arizona. 

Two cornerstones of a new Post Office and new School 
were laid during the year. 

On the much discussed liquor question the G. M. said: 

The Grand Lodge of Iowa was organized by men of high 
ideals. The high standards of morality which they set up have 
been carried on down the years without being lowered. 

One can hardly find a place to get a meal without someone 
at the next table drinking beer. To say that black is white 
doesn't make it so, and although the civil law declares 3.2 
beer to be non-intoxicating, yet we know that it is intoxicat- 
ing, f\t least to some persons. 



68 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Let us lift once more this standard on the subject of 
liquor to its rightful place in our system of morals. Let us 
return to the old law. 

And in closing quotes: 

Masonry deserves and demands our best. Slipshod 
methods are not worthy of our high calling as Masons. The 
Lodge is not merely a place to enjoy ourselves. 
"Build it well, whate'er you do; 

Build it straight, and strong, and true; 
Build it clean, and high, and broad; 
Build it for the eyes of God." 

Of the Grand Lodge Bulletin, of which this Reviewer has 
been the grateful recipient and constant reader for many 
years, the Grand Secretary says: 

During the past year it has, as heretofore, been our en- 
deavor to publish such a bulletin as would serve the Craft in 
a very definite manner. We have tried to present a challenge 
to the Masonic scholar; material for inspiration and pride to 
the veteran Mason; news for the inquiring Mason; and "more 
light" for the newly raised Mason. Judging from the com- 
ments made on the renewal blanks by the readers, we have, 
to a modest degree, achieved that objective. 

A picture is given of the beautiful Louis Block Memorial 
Library. The Librarian quotes: 

Are we not driven to the conclusion that of things which 
man can do or make here below, by far the most momentous, 
wonderful, and worthy are the things called books? — Thomas 
Carlyle. 

During the year 756 volumes were added to the great 
library. 

A French Masonic section has been added to the library, 
containing 630 volumes. 

In the clipping bureau are many thousand clippings of 
every conceivable Masonic subject. 

The G. H. P. responded as follows: 

I have only one thing that I would like to speak about at 
this time, and that is the matter of the young people of to- 
day, our young men. It seems that they do not have any 
interest in Freemasonry for some reason or other. I don't 
know why it is. You take the young men in college and ask 
them if they have joined the Masonic Lodge. "No, never had 
any desire to." I wonder why. Is it because we, as parents 
of those men, have not made it interesting to them at home 
to begin to wonder what we are doing, and what it is about? 
I believe there is one way by which it can be made more 
interesting to the young people, and that is by the Masons of 
to-day getting behind Royal Arch Chapters wherever you 
have them. That will help quite a bit. 



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Fifty Fellowship and Lodge meetings were held, each 
addressed by a member of the Speakers' Bureau. 

Only one case involving expulsion came to the attention 
of the Grievance and Appeals Committee. 

A long and interesting report on Grand Lodge recognition 
is printed, from which we make the following extract regard- 
ing the probability of a permanent organization of Grand 
Secretaries: 

The road to perfection is and always has been strewn 
with rocks, small and large, but none is insurpassable. We 
should trudge along carefully and thoughtfully. 

The Committee on Grand Lodge Recognition recommends 
that Iowa, through its Grand Secretary, request and implore 
the association of Grand Secretaries, at their next meeting, to 
institute, supervise, and conduct a world-wide study and re- 
search of each Grand Lodge in the world for the purpose of 
seeking common grounds for recognition, for the improvement 
of Masonic understanding throughout the world, and eventual- 
ly the fulfillment of the Mason's dream — the Universality of 
Masonry. 

Each session of Grand Lodge was preceded by an invoca- 
tion by Grand Chaplain Sawyer. We quote from one: 

We thank Thee for the spirit of peace and good will that 
has prevailed. We thank Thee for the inspiration of these 
addresses and these reports. We thank Thee for the conduct 
of these men and Masons who have meant so much to this 
Order in years past. 

The total attendance at Grand Lodge was 708. 

Dr. Tom Bentley Throckmorton of Des Moines was 
elected Grand Master. 

The transfer of the signet ring is thus recorded: 

Past Grand Master John T. Ames presented the incom- 
ing Grand Master with the signet ring worn by him during 
his term of office, saying: 

In our work we have certain symbols^ and among them is 
one which I have always considered very significant, the point 
within the circle. We are told that Lodges were anciently 
dedicated to King Solomon, but in modern times to St. John 
the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist. 

One thousand one hundred and sixty-six brethren died 
during the year and their In Memoriam contains the following 
verse: 

"The years of man are the looms of God, 
Let down from the place of the sun, 
Wherein we are weaving always, 
Till the mystic web is done. 



70 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Weaving blindly, but weaving surely, 
Each for himself his fate, 
We may not see how the right side looks, 
We can only weave and wait." 

This verse from the British Weekly in loving remembrance 
of Past Grand Officers who died during the year: 
"O soul that beats the shadowed air 
Above the base of summits fair, 
Be brave and patient. Mists obscure 
The lower way, but hold secure 
The higher path. For thou must rise 
On toiling wings to clearer skies; 
And though the way seems dull and gray, 
It lightens toward the summit day. 
Thou too shalt stand amid the dawn 
That flowers in sunshine — farther on." 
Membership 69,056. Net loss 2,342. 

The Fraternal Review is by Harry A. Palmer, P.S.G.W., 
who in his Foreword pays a noble tribute to his predecessor, 
Louis Block, from which we quote: 

"To live in the memory of those we leave behind is not 
to die." 

Brother Ashley A. Smith paid his fraternal tribute to our 
Brother Block's own work as he wrote that "a star of the first 
magnitude would disappear from the Masonic sky were we 
to lose the annual review from Iowa." That star has dis- 
appeared. 

But it lives on in the memories of many scattered hither 
and yon throughout the Masonic world, the intellectual 
strength of a giant mind with the imagination of a poet's heart. 
Louis Block loved poetry. No man could follow his reviews 
year after year without learning that. It is true that he culled 
prose from the addresses, speeches and official documents of 
the several Grand Lodges in order to demonstrate what 
Masonry stands for in the modern world. That was his duty 
and for him duty had a stern call. But from them also he 
gathered the flowers of their poetry whose fragrance he 
cherished for all of us. That was his love. 

Only recently he told us that he did not "cotton" to the 
sleep of death, when he wrote: 

"As for us, would have no one write as our epitaph, 

'After life's fitful fever he sleeps well'." 
"When I am strong and clean and fit to be God's servant 
to my kind, eternally." 

"It is as natural to die as to be born. Robert Browning 
believed intensely in a life of activity after death. He was not 
afraid to die. In the Epilogue he said, 'Greet the unseen with 
a cheer'!" 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 71 

His faithfulness is a challenge to each of us to do a 
Mason's work in a Mason's way for the good of Masonry itself 
and not for ourselves. 

"These are the units 
To measure the worth 
Of a man, as a man." 
"Although the builders die, their work lives." — Louis 
Block. 

We read in the Review of Arkansas: 

He pays a tribute to the scribes of the Round Table, which 
we can take as a partial reward for the burning of the mid- 
night oil, when he states that any man will be a better in- 
formed Mason if he will read the Fraternal Correspondence in 
the several Jurisdictions. 

This from the review of British Columbia: 

In treating of benevolence and the desolation of unem- 
ployment he delicately reminds us of our brotherhood in the 
graceful phrases of a true Masonic gentleman. 

Canada at Hamilton is reviewed in friendly fashion. We 
quote and at the same time express our appreciation of his 
gracious words: 

After the brethren had all joined in singing two verses of 
"Oh God our help in ages past," and the National Anthem, 
Grand Lodge was opened in ample form and the Grand Chap- 
lain invoked the blessing of the Great Architect upon its pro- 
ceedings. 

A fitting prelude to a challenging address by M. W. Bro. 
Frank A. Copus, the Grand Master. It is a pity we cannot 
quote it in full. 

Suggesting the thought "Quo vadis?'' whither goes this 
Craft we love so well, he points out in clean cut phrasing 
that all of the panaceas with which the world is deluged to- 
day (and he gives credit to the sincerity of their apostles) are 
an illusion to the extent that they lose sight of the higher 
law that happiness in human relations must be predicated on 
the loving Fatherhood of God and the common Brotherhood 
of Man. 

More and more we realize that the solution of the dif- 
ficulties of human relationships is to be found in the twin 
commandment of Love of Neighborhood and Love of God. 

They call it Benevolence in Ontario, not Charity. The 
word rings true. And they do it — $118,425 from Grand Lodge 
funds, plus $130,000 from the funds of the constituent Lodges. 
Evidently their Lodges do not let George do it altogether. 

Of the Masonic library we read that on its magazine table 
are to be found copies of current issues of many Masonic 
journals. Proudly we note the name of Iowa on the list. 



72 GRAND LODGE, OF CANADA 

They have an active Committee on Masonic Education, 
and it presents a five-page report. In it they offer the sug- 
gestion that banquet addresses be devoted to Masonic topics. 
And why shouldn't they? 

Fraternal Correspondence and Review is again by Bro. 
Ponton, one whom our own Brother Louis Block once pro- 
claimed as "Canada's distinguished Masonic scholar." It is 
preceded by a carefully compiled analytical and topical index 
— extremely convenient for those desiring information on 
specific subjects. 

It constitutes a veritable little Masonic library and a mine 
of information. 

"The form of opening of the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma 
attracted his attention and he inquires whether there are any 
other Grand Jurisdictions which invoke the Holy Saints John. 
Yes, Brother, there are — Iowa does." 

"From the report of our Librarian and Grand Secretary 
C. C. Hunt, he gleans a passage which every lover of good 
books will appreciate." 

Under the full New York Review we read: 

The Proceedings of this Grand Lodge make a bulky 
volume, but it is full of meat. 

Our Grand Secretary's scholarly and comprehensive 
presentation was pronounced by all to be the outstanding 
address of the conference. As one speaker said, "It is the 
most marvelous practical survey that I have ever known or 
heard anywhere with regard to the present Masonic situation." 

He held that Masons, as citizens, should be active in civic 
affairs, but that Masonry as an institution should not. 

Brother Edwin Markham received a medal from the 
Grand Lodge "in recognition of his distinguished poetical 
work." In presenting the medal, the Grand Master said: 

As he stands on the summit of his eighty odd years, he 
has the enviable experience of looking toward a horizon 
already aglow with the light of his immortality. 

The Grand Orator made a good, sensible talk on every- 
day Masonic duty. Nothing flowery, no flamboyancy, just 
plain, wholesome advice. More orators, real or alleged, might 
well imitate him. 

Several visitors talked. That is all, just talked. Old com- 
monplaces. Nothing new. Little inspiring. 

From the Review of the Philippine Islands the following: 

After opening his address with the statement that he: 
might have chosen the easiest way out of it, leaving things to 
my successor in office, in order to step down from this high 
seat with the greatest measure of popularity compatible with 
the conscientious discharge of my duties. 



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As a disciple of our Iowa system for the dissemination 
of the ritualistic work only by word of mouth, we regret to 
read of the printing of a new edition of their ritual. A resolu- 
tion was introduced to shorten the ritual of the Third Degree 
and one of the whereases preceding the resolution is so in- 
teresting that we quote it: 

Whereas, it can be safely said that in this Grand Jurisdic- 
tion the pronunciation, enunciation and memory of no less 
than sixty per cent, of those who give the lecture are below 
par. 

Somewhere it has been said that open confession is good 
for the soul! The Grand Lodge took no action. 

The Afterword to the Reviews is by Ernest R. Moore, 
P.G.M. Space will only permit the reproduction of a few 
sentences : 

To read, with any degree of care and attention, the pub- 
lished Proceedings of over fifty Grand Jurisdictions is a real 
task. To comment with fair judgment and honest Masonic 
spirit is a greater one. When through, there must be the 
realization there have been many hours of real pleasure. There 
have been sincere sentiment, sound advice, wise comment and 
earnest caution to hold fast to the tried and true. There may 
have been what seemed unsound and impatient demand for 
changes that might be dangerous. Narrowness in interpreting 
Masonic duty, a nearness that chills in money charity, a re- 
servedness in that broader and better charity of the spirit and 
banalities that bore. Yet Masonry is of many minds. Although 
equally sincere, all cannot see eye to eye. After all, What is 
Masonry? 



IRELAND 

The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Donoughmore, K.P., Grand 
Master, Henry C. Shellard, Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Master's address takes precedence of the Pro- 
ceedings of which there is only a brief abstract. We make 
the following citations: 

Leaving Dublin for the moment I would refer to the loss 
of our Honorary Member, Most Worshipful Brother Curtis 
Chipman, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massa- 
chusetts. 

"In it he speaks of his approaching end with complete 
courage, and then sets out to place before me and our brethren 
at Headquarters, a full expose of the very happy conditions of 
Masonry in his province." 

I think we can say with sincerity that he did his duty 
to the last, and we are grateful for the memory of such a 
man and brother. 



74 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

The great loss by the death of their Pro Grand Master, 
Lord Ampthill and Lord Cornwallis. I, of course, associate 
myself with what was then said, and I officially as represen- 
tative of our Grand Lodge, attended the memorial services 
for both these brethren. 

I have informed you before now, that I was initiated in 
England, owing to an accident of geography. I had a favour- 
able opinion, preconceived, of the Institution, and my father 
had me initiated in his own Lodge. I think five days after 
I came of age. A short time after this I was installed in an 
English Lodge, and I refer to this because both Lord Hare- 
wood and Sir Francis Davies were initiated afterwards in the 
same Lodge — my mother Lodge — and Sir Francis Davies 
wrote to me the other day, reminding me of the fact that his 
first official collar, when he was appointed Junior Deacon, was 
put on his shoulders by myself. As you all know, the Grand 
Lodge of Ireland is the Senior Grand Lodge in the world — 
except for the Grand Lodge of England (laughter). 

"Of course, our great Masonic event here was the visit of 
our brethren of the Grand Lodge of Sweden, and I should like 
to repeat my gratitude to all who joined with me in making 
that visit a success." 

"We are all happily returned home now, full of bright 
memories of your most hearty and friendly reception, and of 
all we saw and experienced." And later he says — "I also wish 
to tell you that I saw His Majesty the King" — that is the King 
of Sweden — "yesterday, on his return from Denmark." 

I feel sure I can sum up by saying that the visit was 
equally enjoyed by guests and hosts, and that ties of lasting 
friendship have been firmly strengthened by it. 

"I should like to thank our brethren in Derry, not for the 
first time, for the kindly reception they gave to the Grand 
Lodge." 

On the charity sides the reports are very encouraging, not 
only of the Boys' school and of the Girls' school, and of the 
Victoria Jubilee Annuity Fund, but also of these splendid 
charities in Belfast which are so well maintained by our friends 
in Antrim and Down. I notice with particlar pleasure the 
work done by the Old Girls' — not a nice phrase to use (laugh- 
ter) — Association, and the Old Boys' Association in looking 
after our pupils after they leave us. We have our Masonic 
charities at heart, and it is an encouragement, and an example 
to others. No one need be too shy to subscribe a small sum. 
Oi. t hundred one guineas are better than one hundred guineas, 
as •epresenting the more widespread sphere of interest. 

The success of a Grand Lodge does not depend solely on 
its Grand Officers. Any success it has contains a reflection 
of the work done by every member of the Order, and I 
bt eve that this is recognized and is a proof of the healthy 



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spii throughout the whole of our Order. We, in the Grand 
Log. e of Ireland are a happy family, and long may we so 
cont lue. 

i f rom the Grand Secretary's Report we learn that Grand 
Lodge met at Londonderry for the October Communication, 
with a large attendance from many Provinces, Raymond F. 
Brooke, Deputy Grand Master, on the Throne. 

Edward H. Burne, Senior Grand Warden. 

The King of Sweden accepted Honorary Membership and 
sent a gracious message by Arvid Lindman, Grand Chancellor. 

Six new Warrants for new Lodges were issued. 

The Grand Chancellor of Sweden presented an address to 
the Grand Master, saying: 

We are working for the same high purpose: the Advance- 
ment and moral elevation of the brethren, even of all mankind 
towards more perfect truth and light. 

The various Provincial Grand Lodges reported fully. From 
Antrim the following: 

The Belfast Association of past pupils of the M. F. O. 
School, and the Masonic Old Boys' Association, have their 
regular meetings and thus preserve the friendships of school 
days in Dublin, while the Belfast Masonic Orphans' Welfare 
Committee continues its splendid work. 

From Tyrone and Fermanagh these words: 

It is, of course, impossible to put on record precisely the 
service accomplished by Masonry in uplifting the mind to a 
higher level of moral conduct but all the indications go to 
prove that, as the years go by, the teachings of the Craft in this 
province are being more intelligently and diligently studied 
and appreciated. 

From Armagh this sentence: 

We were honoured by the presence of some of our dis- 
tinguished brethren from Dublin and elsewhere. His Grace 
the Lord Primate, Senior Grand Chaplain, was the special 
preacher on the occasion. 

• Then followed reports from South Africa, New Zealand 
and China. 

The Masonic Orphan Boys' School thrives, as does the 
Victoria Jubilee Masonic Annuity Fund, the total number of 
annuitants being 216 and expenditures over £6,000. 

Many donations were received for the Grand Lodge Lib- 
rary and Museum. 

Canada's Grand Representative is still faithful, R. W. Bro. 
Mr. Justice FitzGibbon, and W. S. Herrington, K.C., of Nap- 
anee, is now the honoured Grand Representative of Ireland. 



76 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

This Reviewer is indebted to R.W. Bro. Frank K. Ebbitt, 
of Iroquois Falls, for the Circular of the Lodge of Research 
at Dublin, of which Edward H. Burne is Secretary. There 
was a very interesting and attractive agenda, including an ad- 
dress by W. Bro. Captain Gerald Lowry, P.M. Welcome 
Lodge, on "The Sixth Sense and Masonry," with a Foreword 
by Lord Ampthill, and the notice closing with this announce- 
ment — "After labour there will be light refreshment." 



KANSAS 

Otto R. Souders, Grand Master. 

Elmer F. Strain, Grand Secretary. 

Albert K. Wilson, Grand Secretary Emeritus. 

The Eightieth Annual Communication assembled in 
Topeka, 19th February, 1936. 

Distinguished visitors from Nebraska and Wisconsin, and 
Executive officers of the Scottish and York Rite bodies were 
extended the usual courtesies. 

Twenty Past Grand Masters, a fine array, graced the 
Grand East. 

Canada was represented by M. W. Bro. George O. Foster. 

Forty-nine Grand Representatives were present and 678 
attended Grand Lodge. 

There were 448 Lodges on the Roll. 

From the able address of Grand Master Souders we take 
the following: 

Because I am not a pessimist, and because I love our 
fraternity, the only answer I can make is, that Masonry does 
have a legitimate reason for existing and progressing. 

Men may "think and think and think till your brains are 
numb" but if they never act, nothing is accomplished. 

The truth is, the procession has never been within hailing 
distance of Masonry and the Masonic structure offers a pro- 
gram so good that half-hearted men are not willing to accept 
it. Never having understood it, naturally they do not ap- 
preciate it. 

Masonry is a progressive science. But it is not a play- 
thing to be utilized for selfish purposes, trivial pleasure, and 
mercenary pursuits. Too many people want to make it a mere 
club. 

It illuminates, it encourages, it strengthens, it broadens, 
it energizes, it purifies, it helps to make old things new. 
Masonry lends a dignity to its votaries in making them wiser, 
better and happier. Men's lives are affected, their spirits 
enriched, their homes are bettered and their families benefitted. 



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The use of a God-given talent develops the man. Its 
neglect makes him shrivel. But the accounting for its use 
or neglect must be made. "As a man thinketh in his heart, so 
is he." 

"If this inexhaustible supply is ready to be released, why 
not attempt to secure it before our strength, and the little 
wisdom we possess, have failed? 

Masonry has no time for such as these. It should be 
active, alive, assertive, devoted, consecrated, inspired and 
inspiring." 

Some members of certain organizations, predicating their 
membership upon Masonic affiliation, hold out to the individual 
Mason a false notion of social activity, and lead him to think 
his actions are justified because he has the cloak of the frater- 
nity round him. Masonry ought to purge itself of all such 
false and foolish notions. 

I recently had a friend tell me he was going to drop out 
of the Lodge, because he could not see where it helped him 
to sell any merchandise. The more quickly he goes, the better 
for the fraternity. He evidently paid no attention to the 
"mercenary motive." 

Any institution able to retain the loyalty of its votaries 
for fifty years must have within it something well worth while. 

He laid the foundation stones of a High School and Public 
School and Post Office building. 

Of the Masonic Home he says: 

Kansas can well be proud and satisfied with the provisions 
made for the aged and the orphans of our Masonic families. 

There is, however, a mistaken idea in the minds of many, 
that the Home is a place where' any Mason can go at any 
time he feels like quitting work. 

Some of these were for invalids, some for mental cases 
and some for men who apparently were just too lazy to work. 
The Home has no place for any of these. 

Let our Lodge officers be more careful of the requests 
they are making upon the Home and upon the Grand Lodge 
relief and charity funds or the per capita tax will need to be 
raised. 

Under Condition of the Order and World Conditions we 
read: 

There have been 1,034 brothers raised during the year, 
2,544 suspended, and 940 restored. Best of all, however, is 
the improved morale and the feeling in most Lodges that 
Masonry is again attracting worth-while men. 

Naturally a dictator would wish to stamp out any liberty 
loving, educational and patriotic factor such as a Masonic 
Lodge. While we feel the injustice done to our brothers, we 
also feel it is a compliment to the Masonic fraternity; 



78 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

The stories of the lives of Garibaldi and Frederick the 
Great will not pass out of the memory of mankind and men 
will appreciate eventually that Masonry was one of the potent 
factors in the framing- of the policies and in the active ideals 
put into effect by them. 

A very useful "Committee on Investigation of Records 
and Property" reported fully. 

From the Report of the Committee on Necrology the 
following: 

It was by these that each in turn was tenderly borne to 
his last resting place and the sprig of acacia dropped over the 
grave, and these who knew them best paid grateful tribute to 
their memory in acknowledgement of their debt. 

Memory is the sunshine and shadow of the soul. 
— 'Tis the Divinity that stirs within us, 
'Tis heaven itself that points out an hereafter, 
And intimates Eternity to man. 
Eternity! — thou pleasing-dreadful thought! 
Here will I hold: — If there's a Power above us 
(And that there is all Nature cries aloud 
Through all her works), he must delight in Virtue; 
And that which he delights in must be happy. 
The stars shall fade away, the sun himself 
Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years 
But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, 
Unhurt amid the war of elements, 
The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds. 
Thus the pagan philosopher, Cato. 
"My new-cut ashlar takes the light 

Where crimson-blank the windows flare. 
By my own work before the night, 
Great Overseer, I make my prayer. 
"If there be good in that I wrought, 

Thy hand compelled it, Master, Thine — 
Where I have failed to meet Thy thought 
I know, through Thee, the blame was mine. 
"Take not that vision from my ken — 
Oh, whatsoe'er may spoil or speed 
Help me to need no aid from men 
That I may help such men as need." 

("A Dedication" — Kipling.) 

Instead of the Committee on Grievances and Appeals, 
Kansas has a Committee on Trials and Punishments. 

Albert K. Wilson reports on Correspondence, saying with 
regard to various Jurisdictions, "the request of Denmark is 
again deferred." 

The Grand Orient of Brazil appears to be divided into 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 79 

several Grand Lodges and with regard to six of these he 

recommends that inter-visitations be authorized. 
With regard to the English Treaty he says: 
"Your Committee has not as yet been informed whether 

the proposed District under the English Constitution was ever 

formed or not." 

Lessing and Czechoslovakia are given the right of inter- 
visitation. 

Two Mexican so-called Grand Lodges are virtually 
declined. 

Henry J. Allen, Grand Orator, delivered the oration, 
saying: 

Fellow citizens upon my entrance into full fellowship as 
a craftsman, I detected in them a new dignity. Manhattan 
became to me a new sort of place because these older men 
had made me a brother to themselves, and had interested 
me with them in their dreams of individual behavior and a 
better social order. A new mien sat upon them and upon 
the town. 

We have meandered a trifle at times and been misled by 
false enthusiasms. Sometimes some of you, in the name of 
brotherhood, have thrown away the brother in order that you 
might cherish with greater enthusiasm the hood. But the 
general direction from goal to goal has been kept. 

One of them, out of the ruin which chaos still rules, has 
yelled at us these impious words, "That nation is fortunate 
which has no history; come help us build a new and classless 
society." 

In that land religion was destroyed, the citizen became 
slave to dictatorship. The man became brother to the ox. 

We have our spiritual responsibility for the present 
tendency toward a social security act. The works of charity 
that have abounded increasingly for the care of the less 
favored, are works of our spirit. 

Our social security code will be a growing work to which 
the wisdom of the future, as well as of the present, must be 
invited. 

We are being tested' as in America we have not been 
tested. Only the worthy will abide. 

As to Life Membership the Committee report: 

There is no doubt that this Grand Lodge has authority to 
regulate and control the action of the subordinate Lodge in 
regard to life memberships. 

James H. Wendorff was elected Grand Master. 

Membership 65,480. Net loss 1,660. 

R. W. Bro. Timothy C. Wardley of Elora, an enthusiastic 
and earnest Mason, is the Grand Representative of Kansas. 



80 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

From the biographical sketch of Grand Master Souders, 
we read: 

It will be noted that although he has completed his term 
as Grand Master he still continues as a faithful worker in the 
Vineyard of Freemasonry. 

As a personal friend and co-worker in all the several 
branches of the fraternity I can truthfully state that Brother 
Souders carries with him in his daily life, both as a Mason 
and citizen, those teachings of uprightness and honesty which 
are the very foundation of our time honored Institution. 

He formed a law partnership with his brother, Clyde E. 
Souders, now one of the ranking law firms of Wichita. 

Albert K. Wilson is the experienced and able Chairman 
of the Correspondence Review Committee. 
In the Alberta Review he quotes: 

"So long as faith with freedom reigns 
And loyal hope survives, 
And gracious charity remains 

To leaven lowly lives; 
While there is one untrodden tract 

For intellect or will, 
And men are free to think and act, 
Life is worth living still." 
This from the Review of British Columbia: 
That vital ingredient of our happiness, our "Freedom." 
The willingness to serve is an essential part of our 
structure. 

Canada is well reviewed and he makes large quotations 
from the wonderful address of Grand Master Copus at 
Hamilton. We quote: 

A very interesting annual address was submitted by the 
Grand Master. 

"Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom 
for such a time as this?" 

"The Committee on Fraternal Dead submitted a splendid 
report and we cannot refrain from quoting the following 
therefrom: 

" 'But life is not all weeping, and we are told to rejoice 
with them that do rejoice'." 

"When a good man dies, 

For years beyond our ken. 
The light he leaves behind lies 
Upon the path of men." 
The Report on Fraternal Correspondence was again pre- 
pared by their distinguished brother, and we are under obliga- 
tions to him for a fine review of our Proceedings. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 81 

LESSING ZU DEN DREI RINGEN 

M.W. Dr. Ernst Steinert, Prague, Grand Master. 

R.W. Ernst Klatscher, Prague, Grand Secretary. 

This Grand Lodge has successfully attained its fifteenth 
year (now sixteen). 

There are 30 Lodges and 2 Triangles, that is, Lodges 
U.D., with 1,470 members, showing a net gain of two. 

Chief attention is paid to the charitable work, which is 
most generous and successful. 

Fraternal relationships of Lessing have been established 
with 21 Grand Lodges in Europe, 28 in North America, 20 
in Latin America, 7 in Australasia, 1 in Africa and 1 in Asia. 
One Lodge was dropped for insubordination. It is very in- 
teresting to read the kindly and generous attitude of these 
Lodges, composed of German speaking and Hungarian speak- 
ing citizens regarding the acceptance and healing of the Most 
(or Bridge) Lodges, to which reference is made especially 
under Czecho-Slovakia. It is refreshing to note how brethren 
nan dwell and develop together in unity. 

See also the Reviews of Ohio and Western Australia, New 
York, Quebec and Southern Australia. 

From the report of Grand Lodge, 1935-1936, we take the 
following, that is, from the report of the Communication held 
; n Prague, May 10, 1936. There was a slight reduction in 
membership owing to one Lodge having been expelled. 

Two Masonic Circles are named Fiat Lux and Resurrexit. 
We quote: 

To strengthen the ties between the fraternity and such 
brethren as live too far from the seat of a Lodge to attend 
meetings regularly, it has been resolved to form more Masonic 
Circles, so to keep the brethren in contact with each other. 
They should be given the benefit of frequent visits from 
Masonic centres. 

Joint meetings of various Lodges have been held, and 
among the visitors were members from Vienna. We quote: 

Every brother must work intensely, if Freemasonry is 
lo remain the bearer and support of the democratic and 
humanitarian idea. An analysis of the list of lectures delivered 
in our Lodges during the last Masonic year will prove this. 

Many Representatives of the Scottish Rite and several 
hundred brethren attended the gathering. 

Quatuor Coronati for Masonic Research arranged a con- 
cert and at a joint meeting Professor Weigner delivered a 
lecture on the "History of Anatomy." 

A Medical Group was formed and found contact with 
medical members of the National Grand Lodge. 



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Relations of Lessing with foreign Grand Lodges have 
made further progress, and while the Grand Secretary dis- 
claims much credit for this development, yet reading between 
the lines we note that he is the personal tie that binds, mag- 
netic inwardly and with radio activity outwardly. 

A worthy tribute is paid to the late Curtis Chipman and 
to I ord Ampthilh and Lord Cornwallis. A Lord Ampthill 
Room has been established. 

Acknowledgments are made for courtesies extended to 
travelling members of Lessing, and the high type of Grand 
Representatives is emphasized. We quote also: 

Wherever and wheresoever free thought and human feel- 
ing rile, our fraternity will find a field of action. 

A monument to Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. the spiritual 
patron of our Grand Lodge, was unveiled in Vienna in August 
1935 

With reference to the League of Men and League of 
Nations the report concludes: 

ft has become customary to accompany our New Year's 
card with a text that may be considered as our creed and 
program. 

Already in 1811 under the name of "Menschheitbund" 
(League of Men) had offered a conception towards which the 
League of Nations has become the first practical approach. 
P>e it our modest contribution to show the effects of their 
work, to propagate them and to co-operate with the fraternity 
on the four corners of the earth. 

Dr. Ernst Steinert delivered the St. John's address, from 
which we quote: 

Hear the admonition: "Seek within thyself, work at thy- 
self; r rom within of thy own self thou shalt lift those treasures 
of true humanity, which rest there unnoticed! — He, who does 
not fnd these treasures, — his hands remain empty forever. 
None can fill them for him. Only one thing can we do and 
will we do: We stand ready to help thee in seeking." 

My brethren! In our Lodges, in the lap of our Grand 
Lodge, many a treasure lies, handed down to us by those who 
were at work as Masters before us, — many a jewel rich in 
beau'y, in wisdom and in strength. Let us turn our intro- 
sped'on towards these treasures, that we may know them, 
raise them, and make them grow. — 

Help with pleasure and zeal where other builders welcome 
our co-operation. 

Who desires to erect a solid building, must bed the foun- 
dation stone deep in the bosom of homelands' sacred ground 
there where grown rock vouchsafeth strength to bear. The 
driff'ng sands of daily politics, shifting hourly in their position, 
are rnfit to carry the structure, meant to weather the storms. 



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"Preserve the style of the Building, such as our Masters 
designed it: The laws of beauty forbid to mingle styles of 
different origins. Build strongly on the only one foundation, 
build an arch only where the two pillars to support it are 
firmly established. An arch must burst, when its abutments 
shift, be it towards, be it from each other; for such is the law 
of strength." 

". . . then, and then only, will it be given to you to root 
and work within your own people." 

The report for 1936-1937 is equally interesting. 

If we accept the thesis that Freemasonry presents the 
image of its time — and who, familiar with its developments, 
would deny it — then we understand that the last Masonic year 
must have been a rather exciting period in Czecho-Slovakia. 

The mutual visits, practiced heretofore, have developed 
into joint meetings of Lodges of both Jurisdictions, Lodges 
of the National Grand Lodge of Czecho-Slovakia in a body 
taking part in meetings of Lodges of Grand Lodge "Lessing 
zu den drei Ringen" and vice versa. Grand Lodge Lessing 
welcomes such fellowship in the work, so entirely in keeping 
with Masonic ideas. She limits her activities to the education 
of her members, so that every brother then may take his 
proper place in public life as a citizen and as a man. 

Full reference is made to the International Masonic 
Association meeting in Prague. Among the welcome visitors 
was Walter L. Stockwell, Grand Secretary of North Dakota: 

"His tendency had always been to further the ideal of the 
chain circling the Globe, while maintaining the standards of 
correct tradition." 

Lessing was represented at the Bicentenary of Scotland 
by R.W. Bro. Felix Lenhart, who presented a glass goblet 
more than 200 years old. 

During Christmas were welcomed John H. Cowles of 
Washington and William Moseley Brown, Past Grand Master 
of Virginia. We read: 

Also these three illustrious Masons were guests of both 
the Prague Grand Lodges. We trust that they felt the pulse 
of brotherly esteem, as well as the true ring. We have been 
successful in calling forth better understanding for our special 
mission in our republic. 

Gradually they all come to understand — also those former- 
ly less interested — how important it must be for Freemasonry 
in her totality, that she should hold her own in Europe, and 
not be handicapped yet in further countries. 

With regard to recognition of foreign Grand Lodges, 
Lessing is very strict. We read: 

The number of Grand Lodges in connection with Grand 
Lodge Lessing now totals 77, of which in the U.S. 22, in 
Canada 6, in South America 15, in Australia 6, in Europe 22. 



84 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Moreover, Grand Lodge Lessing, as a matter of principle, 
advocates the widest co-operation of all Masonic bodies in 
the world, it strictly adheres to the fundamental rule, that this 
Masonic chain cannot maintain the necessary strength, unless 
only such Jurisdictions are linked with it which are built on 
the time honored rules of the Craft. Understand that the 
existence of two Grand Lodges in this country is entirely 
justifiable, even indispensable, in the interest of Masonic 
thought. 

All told, our attitude was one of carefulness and watch- 
fulness. 

This is graciously expressed: 

"As a Grand Lodge, comparatively young, and not so large 
in numbers, we thought it wiser to adopt the reverse of the 
classical word: Discendo docemus. But when asked for 
Masonic advice and assistance, we readily gave both to the 
best of our knowledge and within our own possibilities." 

"We wish to thank all the Grand Lodges who have acted 
towards our brethren in the spirit of the 'Old Charge' of, 
conciliating true friendship among persons that must have 
remained at perpetual distance." 

An hour of old music livened the brethren. 

The last paragraph of the report, which is signed by Ernst 
Klatscher, Grand Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and Dr. Willy 
Freund, Grand Secretary for Internal Affairs, reads as follows: 

Our charitable activities, particularly those of the winter, 
showed this year for the first time a common line for all 
our Lodges: "The Masons for the Children," was its motto. 
At this writing our Grand Lodge counts 1,435 brethren in 30 
Lodges and five Clubs or Circles as nuclei of future Lodges. 
The Grand Lodge is about to revise her Constitution which, 
presumably, will be submitted to the vote of the next Com- 
munication, called for 24th May. 

J. Guenthersberger represents Canada in Ontario. 

A large part of the success of Lessing is due to its co- 
operative and intensive spirit, but also to the good work of 
Grand Secretary Klatscher, who is an accomplished linguist 
and correspondent, and a well read Masonic scholar. He is 
aided in his good work by, and has evidently taken a great 
personal affection for (but who would not!) the Grand 
Representative of Lessing, namely, our own Deputy Grand 
Master (soon to be G.M.), W. J. Dunlop, who encourages with 
practical suggestions and sunny ways this young stripling 
among Grand Lodges, which he finds in every way worthy. 
No one with wider experience than he could have been chosen, 
for he is in charge of the Extension Department of our Great 
Provincial University and is a genial gentleman as well as a 
Master Craftsman. Ernst Klatscher may, to use his own 
words, "live on a Masonic Island," but he is not by any means 
insulated thereby. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 85 



LOUISIANA 

Philip Lieber, Grand Master. 

D. Peter Laguens, Jr., Acting Grand Secretary. 

L. E. Thomas, Grand Secretary, Deceased. 

A picture of the Grand Master and Past Grand Masters 
and distinguished guests, together with the biography of the 
Grand Master-elect, who is District Attorney, precede the 
Proceedings of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Annual, 
held in New Orleans, February 3, 1936. 

Sixteen Past Grand Masters were duly present doing duty. 

The address of Grand Master Lieber is of great merit, but 
we must say of inordinate length, occupying over 100 pages 
of the Proceedings. His introduction, in itself an address, is 
striking in language and thought: 

I have endeavored to carry on the work of fellowship 
and brotherhood, and to give you an inventor> of things 
which have a greater than material value, when properly 
appreciated and cared for. 

"Masonry is an art and a science; a philosophy; a 
sociology; but not a religion. There is in this wonderful 
institution all of those qualities that appeal to the gentle as 
well as to the firm; to the skilled as well as to the unskilled; 
to the student as well as to the master; to the poet as well as 
to the mathematician; to the musician as well as to the 
mechanic; to the artist as well as to the apprentice, provided 
all these are inspired by the common quality of a proper con- 
ception of the Brotherhood of Man." 

I realized that I had unconsciously begun to appreciate 
poety as illustrated in the many beautiful ceremonies of our 
order; had begun to understand philosophy as I interpreted 
the wonderful principles and teachings of this brotherhood; 
and my eyes had learned to be properly receptive to beauty 
and color, not as used literally by the sculptor and painter 
but as used by the wonderful minds who first wrote our rituals. 
So I can sincerely say that my year as Grand Master has been 
truly and literally a year of preparation, the instinctive call 
to future service that has already become part of my own 
blood stream. 

The temporary occupants of these positions can win the 
love and esteem of these same members if they observe the 
fundamental tenets of our ordr, if they will limit their passions; 
if they will observe sincerity in their contacts and respect for 
the members in their relationships; if they will possess sym- 
pathy for troubled humanity of all classes and conditions; 
if they will show humility in their demeanor and cleanness in 
their lives; and utter intelligent results of constructive thought. 



86 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

He pays a wonderful tribute to the late Grand Secretary 
Thomas, saying: 

It was ordained that my first official act as Grand Master 
was to read the Masonic Burial Service over him whose 
friendship just as much as anything else led to my being 
selected to attempt to lead you during one year of the cycles 
of time. 

He then takes up the problem of finance and refinance, 
Louisiana finding itself in difficulties in paying for the Grand 
Lodge Temple. The Grand Master both encourages and 
admonishes and paints a vivid picture of troubles found and 
faced: 

A spirit of criticism has grown in this Grand Lodge be- 
cause of the fact that our Grand Lodge building was built 
at all. The burden under which we have been staggering 
financially had been creating increasing dissatisfaction with 
the Grand Lodge. The Grand Lodge was suffering in loss 
of prestige and influence because many of the Lodges had 
come to the conclusion that it was but a cruel step-parent, 
thirsting continually after money, money, money. 

The hindsight of men who normally possess poor judg- 
ment about the present or immediate future propagated a 
sentiment that found fault with the fine, outstanding Masons 
of yesteryear, — those outstanding examples of real Masonry 
who had made their sacrifices in the past. 

It is true that we are harassed and worried by this matter 
of finances which should be absolutely foreign to our activities. 
Yet, it is also true that we have the problem. It is in our lap 
and we must do the best we can with it. 

We do know that we are attempting to do the right, 
honorable, moral thing and that is enough for us no matter 
what tomorrow may bring. 

The Attorney, Bro. Kaiser, who guided the negotiations, 
receives rare praise: 

Brethren, the Masons are not going to have to hide their 
heads as they pass their neighbors on the streets and be 
pointed to as unfair and dishonorable in their financial deal- 
ings. We are going to pay the poor folks who hold our bonds. 

At the same time it must be stated in all frankness, fairly 
and squarely, that the time approaches when every Lodge will 
have a demand made on it for a compliance with its financial 
responsibility towards the Grand Lodge. The day of miracles 
is over. 

He does not think politics and religion would mix well 
with Masonry, therefore declined to allow the meeting to con- 
sider the subject of the "Conflict between the Mexican Gov- 
ernment and the Catholic Church." 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 87 

The Grand Master indefinitely suspended three members 
of Theodore Roosevelt Lodge for profanity and disrespectful 
utterances in regard to the Grand Master, quoting : 

The Grand Master, some time before the last Annual 
Grand Communication, suspended indefinitely three members 
for un-Masonic Conduct, consisting of profanity and disre- 
spectful utterances in regard to the Grand Master and the 
rules of conduct in regard to social rooms. 

It is the special duty of the Masters and Wardens of all 
Masonic Lodges to reprove immediately, both in and out of 
the Lodges, all violations of this declaration. 

The indefiniteness of the Ruling could not be supported 
but the obloquy on the offending Brethren remains. 

Another Ruling was: 

I ruled that a Lodge cannot rescind its action after it has 
created an honorary member. To deprive a Brother of such 
honor or recognition, undoubtedly meritoriously earned in 
the past, would be just as serious a matter as to attempt to 
deprive any Mason of his membership in his Lodge by mere 
vote or resolution of the Brethren and without sufficient and 
proven Masonic cause. The proper method of recalling such 
membership is to have charges brought against the honorary 
member. 

Still another: 

The Masonic thought which guided this ruling was that, 
where a Brother in good standing becomes thus afflicted, he 
should have the right to remain a Mason until he is able to 
make mentally clear decisions for himself. 

Another, rather surprising to us and to most Masons, is: 

I ruled that, when a Lodge Room is used jointly by a 
Masonic Lodge and by a Chapter of the Order of the Eastern 
Star, it is permissible to hang on the wall of the Lodge Room 
an enlarged photograph of any member of the Eastern Star 
whom it is the desire of the Chapter using the Lodge Room 
to honor. 

The Grand Master contributed to the Masonic Home, 
$1,000.00 out of his allowance. 

We do not know what he means by politics, but Louisiana 
has always had more than its share. He refers to it in these 
straightforward words: 

Now, it is my opinion that the Grand Lodge seethes with 
politics, — that the major purpose of many representatives to 
our Sessions seems to be the contacting of voting groups. 

A jog of energy for the District Deputy: 

Have your District Deputy Grand Masters reported back 
the efforts they have put forth or that your aims are being 
accomplished? Are the District Deputies on the job? Even 



88 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

a District Deputy needs to be urged along. I appreciate that 
the Grand Master cannot do it all, but the Grand Master is 
surely the leader and the others follow better if the "trail 
is hot." 

On Esoteric Work he says: 

The work is different in each of the Grand Jurisdictions in 
the United States. The work may not be radically different, 
but there are enough differences in the work of even two 
adjoining jurisdictions to be the subject of marked notice 
when members first visit foreign jurisdictions. 

Let us not disturb that system which has been carried on 
so successfully in Louisiana under which our work is kept so 
uniform that a member from any Lodge in any portion of the 
State may make himself quickly at home. 

On the Home for Children he is enthusiastic: 

Other Grand Jurisdictions have been pleased to call their 
Masonic Homes the heart of Masonic work there. It is not 
in a sense of mimicry that we devoutly repeat this statement 
founded on the true sentiment that prevails in the hearts of 
real Masons. The thought of the philosophy of our Order is 
exemplified in such a beautiful way by the expression of our 
brotherly love for the deceased members of our Order by the 
extension of this relief. No more are many of the children of 
our deceased members neglected; no more do they have to 
wander about scantily clothed, insufficiently fed, ignorant, 
uncouth, with no one caring for their mental, moral and 
spiritual needs. 

He speaks with a thorough knowledge of the Masonic 
Relief Association of the United States and Canada, of which 
our M. W. Bro. Dargavei is President, and he gives a wonderful 
summary of what he estimates Relief to be: 

Real Masonic relief of that kind is offered by the personal 
visitations of many of the members of the Lodge, when it is 
offered in the form of practical encouragement in the many 
ways that one in distress can be aided and comforted. 

Masonic Relief is not truly typified by the mere sending 
of flowers to the sick room unless the members of the Lodge 
remember their fellowship with the sick Brother. 

Masonic Relief is to assemble and to help in paying the 
last tribute of affection and respect to the remains of one who 
held membership . . . 

Masonic Relief of the highest order is to have the mem- 
bers of the organization so alive to conditions in their own 
Lodge that the mechanical offering of alms shall be entirely 
unnecessary. 

Masonic Relief finally is taught and exemplified if we will 
accept the doctrine that the blessings of wealth are in the 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 89 

hands of its possessors who are only the trustees of the plenty 
over which they have control, and that these blessings must 
be shared. 

He speaks with some significance as follows: 

As I read history and learn that the doctor who intro- 
duced vaccination received scant consideration; and that 
anesthesia was an invention of the Devil to prevent mankind 
from undergoin