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A.F.&A.M. of Canada 



In the Province of Ontario 




PROCEEDINGS 



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

In the Province of Ontario 



PROCEEDINGS 



EIGHTY-FOURTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 
HELD IN THE CITY 

of 

TORONTO 
July 19th and 20th, A.D. 1939, A.L. 5939 




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-fourth Annual Communication of 
the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Canada, in the 
Province of Ontario, held in the City of Toronto, 
commencing- Wednesdav, July 19th, A.D. 1939, A.L. 
5939. 

Present were: 

S 
THE GRAND MASTER 
M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop on the Throne 

THE DEPUTY GRAND MASTER 
R.W. Bro. J. A. Dobbie 

R.W. Bro. W. T. Overend Grand Senior Warden 

R.W. Bro. J. A. M. Hay Grand Junior Warden 

R.W. Bro. S. L. W. Harton Grand Chaplain 

M.W. Bro. J. A. Rowland Grand Treasuier 

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

R.W. Bro. J. A. Foucar Grand Registrar 

PAST GRAND MASTERS 

M.W. Bros. W. H. Wardrope, J. A. Rowland, W. S. 
Herrington and A. J. Anderson. 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 

Algoma R. B. Pow 

Brant D. P. McDonald 

Bruce _ George Robb 

Chatham B. H. Hankinson 

Eastern - A. MacKinnon 

Frontenac J. B. Elliott 

Georgian _ M. E. Peacock 

Grey _ H. A. McCauley 

Hamilton "A" Frank McNiven 



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DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 

Hamilton "B" W. S. Milmine 

London Nelson C. Hart 

Muskoka T. A. Mitchell 

Niagara "A" S. A. Moffatt 

Niagara "B" J. E. Laur 

Nipissing East G. R. Crann 

Nipissing West S. D. Spence 

North Huron R. W. N. Wade 

Ontario H. J. Toms 

Ottawa F. W. Smith 

Peterborough Lome Darling 

Prince Edward C. H. Ketcheson 

Sarnia P. S. Kingston 

St. Lawrence F. J. McLeod 

South Huron A. L. Campbell 

St. Thomas R. B. Bowey 

Temiskaming H. G. Ginn 

Toronto "A" G. W. G. Gauld 

Toronto "B" S. W. Alexander 

Toronto "C" H. L. Martyn 

Toronto "D" Ivan B. Musselman 

Victoria F. M. Graham 

Wellington Ernest Tailby 

Western W. T. Cameron 

Wilson F. M. Smith 

Windsor H. W. McGill 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVE GRAND LODGE OF 

J. A. Rowland England 

W. S. Herrington Ireland 

W. H. Wardrope Scotland 

J. A. V. Preston New Brunswick 

E. G. Dixon Saskatchewan 

W. T. Robb New South Wales 

John Boyd New Zealand 

Alex. Cowan.' Queensland 

A. M. Heron South Australia 

E. W. E. Saunders Tasmania 

A. B. Rice Victoria 

John Stevenson Western Australia 

B. B. Hodge Alabama 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 5 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVE GRAND LODGE OF 

C. E. Kelly Arizona 

R. C. Blagrave Delaware 

H. J. Alexander Florida 

R. F. Richardson Idaho 

T. C. Wardley Kansas 

J. R. Crocker Maine 

J. S. McCullough Minnesota 

J. B. Smith Montana 

W. R. Ledger Nevada 

G. C. Bonnycastle New Hampshire 

W. J. Moore New Jersey 

A. J. Anderson New York 

J. A. McRae North Carolina 

J. A. Dobbie North Dakota 

Geo. Stewart Ohio 

R. R. Davis Oklahoma 

C. E. Clements Oregon 

J. C. Bartram South Carolina 

B. S. Sheldon South Dakota 

J. M. Malcolm Vermont 

A. P. Freed Bahia 

B. F. Nott _ Colombia Barranquilla 

J. H. Burke Colombia Bogota 

J. N. Allan Equador 

C. M. Forbes France, Nationale 

W. J. Attig Guatemala 

Wm. Bailey New Mexico 

F. C. Bonnycastle Peru 

John O'Connor Switzerland 

The M.W., the Grand Master, W. J. Dunlop, 
and the other officers of Grand Lodge took their 
places in the Auditorium of the Central Technical 
School at ten o'clock in the forenoon. 

GRAND LODGE OPENED 

As soon as the brethren had taken their places 
the Grand Master opened Grand Lodge in Ample 
Form and the Grand Chaplain invoked a blessing 
upon this session of Grand Lodge. 



6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The brethren then joined in singing one verse 
of the National Anthem followed by one verse of 
"My Country; 'tis of thee." Before being seated 
they united in singing the old familiar hvmn, "Unto 
the hills", led by W. Bro. D. S. Linden! 

The Grand Master then invited all Master 
Masons to take a seat in the balcony. 

GUESTS 

The Grand Master asked M.W. Bro. A. J.- 
Anderson to retire with the Director of Ceremonies 
and introduce our distinguished guests. They were 
presented to the Grand Master and introduced to 
Grand Lodge: 

M. Ex. Comp. Wm. Y. Mills, Past Grand First 

Principal of Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 
M.W. Bro. Duncan McLellan, Grand Master of the 

Grand Lodge of Quebec. 
M.W. Bro. Wm. H. Parker, Past Grand Master of 

the Grand Lodge of Michigan. 
R.W. Bro. D. H. Hesse, Senior Grand Warden of 

the Grand Lodge of Michigan. 
Wor. and 111. Bro. Geo. E. Bushnell, Deputy for 

Michigan, A. & A. S. Rite, and a member of the 

Jurisprudence Committee of the Grand Lodge of 

Michigan. 
M.W. Bro. Donald J. Sargent, Past Grand Master 

of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey. 
R.W. Bro. Alpheus A. Stephens, Grand Marshal of 

the Grand Lodge of Ohio. 
M.W. Bro. T. H. Desmond, Grand Master of the 

Grand Lodge of Connecticut. 
R.W. Bro. A. F. Keeler, Grand Junior Warden of 

the Grand Lodge of Connecticut. 
R.W. Bro. S. L. Beckwith-Ewell, Grand Lodge of 

Connecticut. 
M.W. Bro. Dana B. Hellings, Grand Master of the 

Grand Lodge of New York. 
R.W. Bro. James W. Persons, Grand Marshal of the 

Grand Lodge of New York. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 7 

R.W. Bro. Frank Smith, P.D.D.G.M. of the Grand 
Lodge of New York and Secretary of the Masonic 
Relief Association of United States and Canada. 

R.W. Bro. Willis E. Cushing, P.D.D.G.M. of the 
Grand Lodge of New York. 

V.W. Bro. J. S. Wright, Past Grand Steward of the 
Eastern Division of the Cape of Good Hope. 

Very hearty applause was accorded each guest 
as he was introduced and when all had been re- 
ceived, Grand Honours were given. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

The Grand Director of Ceremonies introduced 
Bro. Ralph Day, Mayor of the City of Toronto, who, 
after being received and presented to the brethren, 
addressed Grand Lodge as follows: 
i 

Most Worshipful Sirs, Right Worshipful Sirs, Very 
Worshipful Sirs, Worshipful Sirs and Brethren 
All:— 

Again it is my happy privilege to attend a ses- 
sion of Grand Lodge, and to extend greetings to the 
delegates at this 84th Annual Communication. 

Last year, you observed the 200th Anniversary 
of the inception of Masonry in Canada. This year 
we meet closely following the history-making visit 
of a distinguished Mason, His Majesty King George 
VI, who, with his Royal Consort has visited, for the 
first time as Sovereign, his loyal Dominion of 
Canada. Masons everywhere throughout this great 
Jurisdiction will rejoice at the outcome of this Royal 
Visit, when we were permitted to pay tribute to 
a former Grand Master of Masonry. 

In my dual capacity as Mayor and as a member 
of the Craft, I extend in the name of the City of 
Toronto, and on behalf of its citizens, a cordial 
welcome as you again honour us with your presence 
at this time. You have, on previous occasions, been 



8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

assured of the respect in which the Masonic Order 
is held by the citizens of this great City, many of 
whom are bound by its ties of brotherhood. 

While the Masonic Order, as such, has never 
become identified with politics, nor sought to par- 
ticipate in or influence Governments, yet its mem- 
bers, because of the high ideals of citizenship 
inculcated in them by the teachings of the Craft, 
have contributed in great measure to the progress 
of Canada and of this banner Province of Ontario. 

Similarly, Toronto has been well and truly 
served by Masons, and its development as a cultural 
centre and the leading commercial and industrial 
city of the Dominion may be attributed to those 
who have received their inspiration from such 
sources as those provided by the doctrines and 
precepts of Freemasonry. 

It is in this way that Masonry increases its 
prestige and fulfils its lofty purpose in building 
character, and in making better men who, as in- 
dividuals, give leadership to the many admirable 
movements for the betterment of mankind. Mason- 
ry, by refusing to become embroiled in the con- 
troversial issues of the day, has maintained its 
name unsullied throughout the ages and has avoided 
the many pitfalls that might otherwise have spelt 
its doom. 

While we may mourn the passing of Masonic 
Lodges in certain dictatorial countries, and sympa- 
thize with our brethren who are prevented from 
enjoying the brotherly intercourse available to us, 
we know that this is but a passing phase, as 
Masonry, founded as it is in antiquity and with its 
age-old traditions, will remain strongly entrenched 
in the hearts of those who have taken its vows of 
fidelity. Thus will it weather, as it has in the past, 
all trials, and continue through the ages as an im- 
mutable force for good. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 9 

We have cause to be thankful, in our demo- 
cratic countries, that the real spirit of Masonry is 
recognized for what it is — a great moral force 
firmly implanted in the souls of men, and, under 
divine guidance, working for the ultimate welfare 
of mankind. 

In fully recognizing the debt which we already 
owe to Masonry, is it too much to hope that Masonry 
will yet provide the medium through which unity 
will be established, not only in the national sense, 
but in the international realm? Some such unify- 
ing force is needed to-day as never before. 



Masonry is flourishing in this Grand Jurisdic- 
tion, and I should like to avail myself of this 
opportunity of adding a word of congratulation to 
our Most Worshipful Grand Master on the progress 
being made under the wise administration of his 
exalted office. 

To all of you I extend the right hand of fellow- 
ship, and best wishes for the success of this Grand 
Communication. May the Great Architect of the 
Universe extend His benign influence over this 
assembly of Masons, and may your deliberations 
redound to the benefit of the Craft and to each in- 
dividual Lodge represented here to-day. My sincere 
wish is that your sojourn in the Queen City of 
Canada will be a happy one, and that you will 
return to your homes refreshed in mind and spirit. 

To those representatives from other jurisdic- 
tions, I extend a special word of welcome, and the 
hope that you will carry away with you many 
pleasant recollections of your attendance on this 
Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and brethren, Toronto is 
honoured by your presence, and I am happy to 
extend the freedom of the City to you. 



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REPLY OF THE GRAND MASTER 

The Grand Master thanked the Mayor for his 
kind words of welcome both as a member of the 
Craft and the Chief Magistrate of the City. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

R.W. Bro. S. W. Alexander presented the Wor- 
shipful Masters of the lodges in the four Toronto 
districts. W. Bro. A. C. Dickson on their behalf 
then presented an address of welcome to the Grand 
Master and 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, G. W. Irvine, 
J. D. Cooper, I. B. Collard, R. G. Dawson, N. L. Caughill. 

No. 3, Ancient St. John's Kingston.— W. E. Kidd, W. 
Y. Mills, J. F. Twiss, C. H. Hall, W. J. Gibson, L. N. Arm- 
strong. 

No. 5, Sussex, Brockville. — A. H. Gilham, F. J. Latham. 

No. 6, Barton, Hamilton.— J. W. Hamilton, R. C. Bla- 
grave, H. I. Sparks, W. H. McNairn, T. H. Riches. 

No. 7, Union, Grimsby.— H. H. Ponton, C. H. Walker, 
C. W. Lewis. 

No. 9, Union, Napanee. — W. S. Herrington, W. H. Tivy. 

No. 10, Norfolk, Simcoe.— B. M. Pearce, P. R. Kendall, 
C. F. Misner, H. A. Johnson. 

No. 11, Moira, Belleville. — M. R. Anderson, J. W. Cook, 
H. H. Stewart. 

No. 15, St. George's St. Catharines.— W. A. Darker, H. 
E. Court, R. Wilson, W. T. Dean, A. Dean, C. F. Monk, 
C. W. Glass, W. P. Holmes, J. Johnston, E. L. Missen, J. M. 
Shultis. 

No. 16, St. Andrew's,Toronto. — Wm. Lawrence, F. Dane, 
John Ness, John Pearson, W. R. Scott, B. E. Ekblad, J. R. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 11 

Bulmer, C. J. Skeene, G. A. Kingston, A. G. Leith, G. W 
McGill, C. Howitt, W. G Coulter, N. S. Robertson. 

No. 17, St. John's Cobourg.— G. W. Rothwell, E. J. 
Wormington, W. E. Hare, Thos. Hardcastle, E. F. McFadyen, 
L. E. Taylor, F. V. Hinman, J. A. B. Wilson. 

No. 18, Prince Edward, Picton.— E. Collier, J. E. 
Wright, G.A. Welsh, W. C. Blakely, M. Storms, Jno. Shaw, 
J. A. McCauley, W. E. Vick, Gerald Allison. 

No. 20, St. John's London. — Harold Richmond, J. A. 
Lindsay. 

No. 22, King Solomon's, Toronto.— S. W. Graham, G. 
Hambly, W. H. Hoare, C. T. Hoare, E. Manifold, F. M. 
Byam, A. C. Norwich, E. A. Stuart, C. B. Kay, R. A. Wood- 
ley, G. Corruthers, W. Anderson, W. Cooke, G. D. Crowther, 
R. Home, P. Adams R. Ware, H. I. Moody 

No. 23, Richmond, Richmond Hill.— G. B. Newberry, 
Carl Swanson, D. M. Channery, J. R. Herrington, Harold 
Reid, J. A. Smith, T. H. Trench, W. L. Glass. 

No. 24, St. Francis, Smith's Falls.— Robt. Hawkin, Fred 
Graves, Wm. Dryden. 

No. 25, Ionic, Toronto. — G. N. Hargraft, J. E. Cameron, 
J. R. Roaf, H. E. Ridout, W. B. Milliken, G. F. Kingston, 
M. S. Gooderham, J. Q. Maunsell. 

No. 26, Ontario, Port Hope.— H. G. Ballard, S. J. Batt, 
F. H. Batty, J. R. Giffen, S. N. Haskill, H. W. Mitchell, E. 
J. Workington, Chas. Quick, E. J. Pratt, W. R. Morton, 
R. W. Smart, Harry Mitchell, C. Stephenson, L. C. Boney, 
C. M. Thompson. 

No. 27, Strict Observance, Hamilton.— F. E. H. Mow- 
bray, H. I. Sparks, J. A. Yorick, J. H. Gibson, H. W. Linton, 
J. A. Henderson, D. G. Mcllwraith. 

No. 28, Mount Zion, Kemptville. — J. L. Barnes, H. D. 
Hyndman. 

No. 29, United, Brighton. — G. F. Little, I. B. Solomon, 
H. B. McConnell, P. G. Bird, C. K. Mikel, R. K. Taylor, 0. 
L. Morrow, G. S. Langdon, G. T. Solomon, H. A. Bullock, 
H. Clark, F. M. Dure, O. A. Sharpe, H. L. McColl, F. H. 
Dunnett. 

No. 30, Composite, Whitby.— W. J. H. Richardson, W. 
F. Harden, G. M. Goodfellow, R. A. Hutchinson. 

No. 31, Jerusalem, Bowmanville. — G. C. Bonnycastle, A. 
W. G. Northcott, E. Staples, E. H. Brown, J. R. Stutt, L. 



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T. McLaughlin, F. O. Mcllveen, F. J. Mitchell, A. L. Nicholls, 
G. A. Edmonstone, Gus Bounsall, A. H. Bounsall, W. L. 
Elliott, John Baker, F. F. Morris, M. W. Comstock, E. S. 
Ferguson, R. E. Logan, L. A. Parker, C. H. Dudley. 

No. 32, Amity, Dunnville. — J. B. Carter Dan. Glenny, 
0. M. Krick, A. W. Dayman, J. N. Allen, T. Camelford, 
W. T. Robb. 

No. 33, Maitland, Goderich — R. Bissett, Wm. Bissett, 
H. B. M. Tichborne, A. L. Cole, H. C. Dunlop, C. M. 
Robertson. 

No. 34, Thistle, Amherstburg. — George Somerton. 

No. 35, St. John's, Cayuga.— J. L. Mitchener, H. E. 
Reece, J. M. Conway, W. U. Anthony. 

No. 37, King Hiram, Ingersoll.— W. F. Winlaw, Wm. 
Moggach, B. F. Holmes. 

No. 38, Trent, Trenton.— F. W. Sherbert, L. M. Coutts. 

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

No. 40, St. John's Hamilton. — E. B. Thompson, P. A. 
Nicol, C. E. Heal, W. L. Sommerville, C. F. Marshal, H. E. 
Elliott, Jno. McQueen. 

No. 42, St. George's London.— E. W. G. Herbert, L. A. 
Steels, S. A. Cawston, E. W. G. Quantz. 

No. 43, King Solomon's, Woodstock. — W. H. Reynolds, 
T. A. Love, Frank Brabyn, J. 0. McGachie, B. Thomson, W. 
Graybiel, Erie Kitchen, Chas. Blueman, John Morris, Carl 
Kitcing, Harry Campbell, R. H. Reid, R. L. Revell, Wallace 
McWhinnie, R. P. Montgomery, R. G Clowes. 

No. 44, St. Thomas, St. Thomas.— T. L. Cochrane, H. 
W. Scarff, W. L. Hartsell, F. R. Palmer, I. H. Kayser, F. W. 
Judd, L. T. Holmes. 

No. 45, Brant, Brantford.— D. P. McDonald, S. W. 
Wilson, J. Lewis, S. S. Johnson, C. L. Gamble, R. W. E. 
McFadden, G. H. Ryerson, L. Gilmour, H. C. Richards. 

No. 46, Wellington, Chatham.— W. J. McCall, E. A. 
Youngs. 

No. 47, Great Western, Windsor. — H. H. Amsden, H. G. 
Croucham, E. B. Winter, Thos. Burton, F. E. Mason, C. H. 
Martin, Robt. McDermand, D. A. Mclnnis. 

No. 48, Madoc, Madoc— Lloyd Blue, A. W. Gaebel. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 13 

No. 50, Consecon, Consecon. — Victor Brown, W. Nind, 
Ray Carley, F. R. Taylor, Ross Burris, T. C. Carley, E. P. 
Cox. 

No. 52, Dalhousie, Ottawa.— F. A. McDiarmid, C. M. 
Pitts, H. D. Flack. 

No. 54, Vaughan, Maple. — I. B. Musselman, J. G. Rout- 
ley, N. J. McDonald, M. J. Kinnie, C. H. Bowman, G. E. 
Brownlee, A. Cameron, N. Kerr, J. B. McLean, Milton 
Palmer. 

No. 55, Merrickville, Merrickville. — J. H. Kidd. 

No. 56, Victoria, Sarnia.— W. T. Gibson, A. E. Sole. 

No. 57, Harmony, Binbrook.— T. H. Gowland, R. S. 
Gowland, A. Hillgartner, J. L. Bell, W. H. Harris, H. C. 
Johnson. 

No. 58, Doric, Ottawa. — J. F. Argue, J. C. Bartram, 
J. G. C. Fraser. 

No. 61, Acacia, Hamilton.— T. H. Simpson, C. E. Kelly, 
W. H. Wardrope, Arthur Lavis, John Forth, W. M. Shaw, V. 
B. Smith, A. B. Peene, R. W. Treleaven, R. E. Clemens, B. C. 
Beasley, C. K. Buckingham, W. D. Connor, C. H. Nix, H. 
W. Temple, T. H. Ross, J. G. Truscott, J. F. Walker, 
F. W. Davidson, Stuart Davidson, J. A. Robinson, J. F. 
McDonald, F. J. Seldon, J. A. Simpson, G. F. Clark, R. F. 
Hill, G. T. Evans, A. Donnell. 

No. 62, St. Andrew's, Caledonia. — T. J. Hicks, Jno. 
Renwick, Russell Thompson, Fred Brown. 

No. 63, St. John's, Carletcn Place.— J. R. Hamilton, W. 
H. Hooper. 

No. 64, Kilwinning, London. — A. D. Hodgins, J. T. Mav, 
J. H. Fitzallan. 

No. 65, Rehoboam, Toronto — W. H. Smith, F. England, 
A. H. Franks, Andrew Park, G. W. Black, G. H. Mitchell, 
S. J. Lane, W. W. Ash. W. J. S. Graham, J. W. Payne, F. 
W. Spry, J. O'Connor, J. A. Troyer, E. J. Call, P. G. Blake, 
L. B. Allan, S. A. Evis, F. R. Workman, J. B. Stewart, 
R. W. Clewlo, R. H. Stanton. 

No. 66, Durham, Newcastle.— H. J. Toms, D. B. H. Gib- 
son, L. Gains, T. W. Jackson, W. F. Rickard. 

No. 68, St. John's, Ingersoll.— F. M. Smith, J. M. Mal- 
colm, G. V. Wilson, G. H. Allen. 

No. 69, Stirling, Stirling.— H. A. Morrow, R. B. Duffield. 



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No. 72, Alma, Gait.— 0. Rosebrugh, P. Hill, T. L. Dick, 
Fred Smith, T. W. Rutherford, W. V. McDougall, H. R. 
Baer, A. L. Bennett, C. R. Kaitting, A. R. McFadyen, R. S. 
Hamilton, J. Ritchie, J. S. Webster. 

No. 73, St. James, St. Marys. — John Gardiner, N. V. 
Johnston, G. C. Tomlinson, P. T. Coupland. 

No. 74, St. James, S. Augusta. — J. M. Steacy. 

No. 75, St. John's Toronto. — J. G. Atcheson, A. L. Hayes, 

E. S. Calder, C. F. Boddy, J. W. Braden, Jno. Rogerson, D. 

F. Jackson, E. P. Smith, R. T. Hogg, P. H. Burt, R. R. 
Davis, G. H. Heath, B. A. Cornell, W. Newman. 

No. 76, Oxford, Woodstock.— E. E. McDougall, C. Mur- 
ray, E. C. Thornton, D. J. Sinclair, W. J. Ratz. 

No. 77, Faithful Brethren, Lindsay. — Fred. Robertson, 
H. S. Johnston, C. H. Heels, A. R. Warner, C. R. Laidley, 
D. McQuarrie. 

No. 78, King Hiram, Tillsonburg.— R. C. Crandall, D. F. 
Gibson, W. H. Gibson, A. S. Rennie, C. S. Hogarth, R. A. 
McQueen, N. I. Langrell, H. J. Alexander, A. E. Raines, S. 
Bucknell, W. W. McGuire, A. F. Hillborg, A. W. H. Lindsey, 
H. F. Johnston, G. H. Hollier, T. R. Winter, S. E. Carle. 

No. 79, Simcoe, Bradford.— C. C. Willson, A. W. Spence, 
J. F. Cullingham, A. O. Davey, J. F. Hambley, F. A. Smelser, 
R. E. Bell, Wm. Jolly, S. R. Lee. 

No. 81, St. John's, Mt. Bridges— F. H. McCracken, E. J. 
Harding, W. J. H. Reason, G. E. Longfield. 

No. 82, St. John's, Paris.— M. E. Hawley, C. A. Viegel, 
H. R. Wheeler, T. Connor, R. Story, H. Frosch, C. R. Hick- 
son, J. W. Laine, F. W. Inksater. 

No. 83, Beaver, Strathroy. — R. F. Richardson, N. Leitch, 
D. L. Crawford. 

No. 84, Clinton, Clinton.— A. C. Clarkson, J. W. Shaw, 
F. B. Pennebaker, G. H. Jefferson, A. M. Knight, F. Fing- 
land, E. A. Fines. 

No. 85, Rising Sun, Athens. — D. M. Fraser. 

No. 86, Wilson, Toronto.— W. A. Drummond, R. A. 
Farquharson, H. Minchinton, G. McLeish, C. B. Weir, J. L. 
Rook, C. M. Cook. Dean Maxwell, W. D. Proctor, P. G. 
Pickett, W. V. McClure, E. A. Lewis, Fraser Raney, A .L. 
Tinker, W. A. Carveth, J. A. Carveth, L. B. Campbell. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 15 

No. 87, Markham Union, Markham. — J. W. Warriner, 
Geo. Murphy, Ken Prentice, F. R. Robb, H. M. Warriner, 
Ralph Perkins, Jas. Smith, 0. B. Heisey, M. 0. Russell, 

Geo. Cowie. 

No. 88, St. George's, Owen Sound.— J. C. Weaver, C. E. 
Chisholm. 

No. 90, Manito, Collingwood. — A. W. Lawrence, Jos. 
Bull. 

No. 91, Colborne, Colborne.— A. Wolfraim, W. H. Knight, 
D. W. Ives. 

No. 92, Cataraqui, Kingston. — Wm. Chapman, T. N. 
Clarke, G. M. Robinson, 0. Dodson. 

No. 93, Northern Light, Kincardine. — J. D. MacKay, J. 
R. MacKay. 

No. 94, St. Mark's, Port Stanley.— J. H. Burke, A. S. 
Taylor. 

No. 96, Corinthian, Barrie. — H. J. Lougheed, H. L. 
Jones, A. Cowan, D'Arcy Gauley. 

No. 97, Sharon, Queensville.— R. G. Strasler, W. D. 
Cameron, T. C. Cameron, W. S. Wright, P. W. Mahoney. 

No. 98, True Blue, Bolton.— W. E. Egan, T. J. Hender- 
son, W. H. Noble. 

No. 99, Tuscan, Newmarket.— B. C. Hughes, C. F. 
Bovair, J. G. Muir, M. T. Moorby, G. A. Russell. 

No. 100, Valley, Dundas.— A. Broad, J. H. MacKay, F. 
A. Latshaw, W. H. McNairn. 

No. 101, Corinthian, Peterborough. — R. F. Downey, C. 
A. Sollitt. 

No. 103, Maple Leaf, St. Catharines.— W. J. Davidson, 
A. E. Coombs, W. H. Heisey, R. G. Winter. J. W. Sharp, 
H. G. Home, Jas. Thomson, D. A. Robson, G. L. Sherk. 

No. 104, St. John's Norwich.— R. O. Fewster, G. H. 
Poldon, G. W. Poldon, A. B. Arn, C. Culver. 

No. 105, St. Mark's, Niagara Falls.— F. Trelford, Simon 
Sexsmith, Thos. Burton, E. Hollinshead, C. L. Leys. 

No. 106, Burford, Burford. — R. O. Lowden, L. Bonney, 
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No. 107, St. Paul's Lambeth.— W. D. Love, Wm. Herron, 
0. Dale, D. Winters, Wm. Anguish, G. Howell, A. Evans, 
G. Anguish. 

No. 108, Blenheim, Princeton.— H. D. Henderson, C. P. 
Cowan, A. J. Pellow, H. W. Wight, H. Banbury, G. E. 
Parkhill. 

No. 109, Albion, Harrowsmith. — C. A. Copp. 

No. 110, Central, Prescott.— H. R. Pettem. 

No. 113, Wilson, Waterford.— R. K. Robinson, H. A. 
Lefler. 

No. 114, Hope, Port Hope.— H. J. Tozer, A. Mark, W. 
R. Morton, T. Hutchings, P. Martin, G. Taylor, F. R. O'Neill, 
J. T. George, A. Fulford. 

No. 115, Ivy, Beamsville.— E. Culp, G. H. Dickson, W. 
G. Fletcher, F. Barraclough, W. D. Fairbrother, S J. Wil- 
son, H. Prudhomme, F. J. Thomson, S. F. Russ, L. L. Lind- 
ner, L. B. Tufford, T. W. Woodland, A. J. Trevelyan, E. B. 
Osborne, C. Shepherd, H. H. Tufford, L. Hippie, C. Stouck, 
H. Taylor. 

No. 116, Cassia, Thedford.— L. E. Davidson. 

No. 118, Union, Schomberg.— P. W. Stewart, C. F. 
Kline, W. B. Carr, W. L. McGowan, H. N. Wauchope, C. W. 
Marchant, A. H. MacLeod. 

No. 119, Maple Leaf, Bath.— J. B. Elliott. 

No. 120, Warren, Fingal.— C. P. Silcox, W. A. Bradden, 
D. B. McPherson, C. M. Silcox, C. C. Minor, V. Pow, S. 
Gunning, W. M. Silcox, R. A. Tufford, E. Hagertv, R. Kimble, 
A. A. Silcox, G. E. Silcox, E. C. Moore, D. A. Brown. 

No. 121, Doric, Brant f or d..— H. S. Tapscott, J. P. Temple, 
J. L. Dixon, W. W. Linscott, H. S. Liittich, W. D. Hurley, 
C. C. Alexander. 

No. 122, Renfrew, Renfrew. — Canon Quatermaine, D. F. 
Adams. 

No. 123, Belleville, Belleville.— W. D. Embury, Frank 
Tulk, L. A. Kells. 

No. 125, Cornwall, Cornwall.— F. B. McMillan. 

No. 126, Golden Rule, Campbellford.— H. E. Bleecker, 
F. C. Bonnycastle, G. W. Atwell. 



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No. 127, Franck, Frankford. — C. H. Ketcheson. 

No. 128, Pembroks, Pembroke.— V. E. Ives. 

No. 129, Rising Sun, Aurora. — John Stewart, F. W. 
Teasdale, F. C. Davis, John G. McDonald, Ford Butler, H. 
Stocks, G. Wilkinson, E. J. Eveleigh, H. S. Bunn. 

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

No. 133, Lebanon Forest, Exeter.— W. W. Taman, Cyril 
Tanton, E. M. Dignan. 

No. 135, St. Clair, Milton.— E. E. Harrop, W. T. Barnard. 

No. 136, Richardson, Stouffville. — Wm. Griffiths, R. 
Yake, M. K. Symes, K. R. Davis, O. M. Madill. 

No. 137, Pythagoras, Meaford— M. E. Peacock, C. F. 
Wallace. 

No. 139, Lebanon, Oshawa.— G. H. Heath, R. L. Kelly, 
G. Bunker. 

No. 140, Malahide, Aylmer. — Geo. Stewart, York Mc- 
Connell, E. S. Livermore. 

No. 141, Tudor, Mitchell.— A. C. Welk, J. A. Myers, W. 
J. Halfnight, W. J. Carroll, L. L. Edighoffer, J. M. Empey. 

No. 144, Tecumseh, Stratford.— W. R. Burnett, D. V. 
McPherson, R. Davies, W. J. Smith, D. M. Scott, F. W. 
Armstrong, F. C. Broad. 

No. 145, J. B. Hall, Millbrook.— O. R. Kidd, Chas. 
Thorndyke, J. S. McGill, C. R. Spencer. 

No. 146, Prince of Wales, Newburgh. — J. H. Ramsay. 

No. 147, Mississippi, Almonte. — Jno. Aspinall, E. Lee. 

No. 148, Civil Service, Ottawa.— H. P. Moulton, D. B. 
Nugent. 

No. 151, Grand River, Kitchener. — J. F. Carmichael, E. 
D. Cunningham, B. M. McNaughton, E. J. Carse, R. N. 
Merritt. 

No. 153, Burns, Wyoming.— F. H. Smith. 

No. 154, Irving, Lucan. — Harry Lusk, W. E. Haskett, 
D. E. Chown, F. H. Corbett. 

No. 155, Peterborough, Peterborough. — D. T. Crawford, 
C. H. Elliott, W. D. Campbell, J. Comstock, J. H. Vallery. 



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No. 156, York, Toronto. — Ben Logie, A. J. Brown, W. 
E. Hofland, R. Ferguson, W. D. Jamieson, W. H. Cochran, 
W. A. Irwin, G. Moir, T. J. Heron, H. Paton, T. Grice, F. 
O. Gallagher, Chas. Scott, E. A. Horswill, R. V. Harper, 
H. H. Ball, E. C. Coath, J. P. Maher, A. B. Dalby, H. Jen- 
nings, J. D. MacGregor, A. McKennedy, H. S. Alexander, 
A. J. Goldsmith, G. E. Rennie, J. E. Dundas. 

No. 157, Simpson, Newboro.— H. G. Sheldon, H. K. 
Coleman. 

No. 158, Alexandra, Oil Springs. — D. Wallace, A. Mc- 
Lachlin. 

No. 159, Goodwood, Richmond.— S. B. Gordon, B. A. 
Bannel, J. H. Chanonhouse, J. D. McCaffrey, C. B. Lewis, 
J. R. Mills, F. H. McCaffrey, W. C. Mills, J. E. Gamble. 

No. 161, Percy, Warkworth. — L. Darling. 

No. 162, Forest, Wroxeter.— E. W. Carson, E. Whitfield, 
V. Shera. 

No. 164, Star in the East, Bothwell.— W. G. Neill, E. 
G. Tice, N. A. Tice, J. H. McDonald, A. A. Bradley, W. A. 
Davern, J. H. Rutter, J. S. Christy, H. McCarthy, F. Max- 
well, E. G. Wiltse, Thos. Fillingham, D. S. Ainsworth, H. 

D. Cleminson, J. M. Branscombe. 

No. 165, Burlington, Burlington. — J. B. Leonard, R. J. 
M. Allen, J. A. Lindley, F. C. Virtue. 

No. 166, Wentworth, Stoney Creek.— W. S. Milmine, H. 
G. Parrott, J. A. Miller, R. B. Gray, W. E. Bland, J. A. 
Lee, H. C. Freed, J. S. Carscallen. 

No. 168, Merritt, Welland. — L. R. Brennan, G. K. 
Brown, J. R. Joyce, B. Grant. 

No. 169, Macnab, Welland.— J. R. Scott, A. C. Harvie, 

E. R. English, M. J. Burden, J. Cuthbert, C. G. Furry, W. 
A. Hicks, S. M. Young, J. R. Tuck, J. F. Steed, W. H. 
Cowan, E. C. Butcher, G. M. Black, C. J. Augustine, D. 
McCracken. 

No. 170, Britannia, Seaforth.— C. Holmes, W. A. Wright, 
Ross Scott, R. M. Bissonnette, C. Barber. 

No. 171, Prince of Wales, Iona Station. — J. C. Dundas, 
N. M. Morris, R. G. Little, J. C. Patterson. 

No. 172, Ayr, Ayr. — W. A. Ramsay, W. Woolner, W. 
H. Fowler, W. H. Shaw. 



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No. 174, Walsingham, Port Rowan. — C. F. Luckham, D. 
A. Archibald, F. S. Newman. 

No. 177, The Builders, Ottawa.— J. A. Dobbie, T. A. 
Mansell, C. C. Bradley, R. W. Lyon, J. J. McGill, J. S. 
Nicholson, J. A. Heisler, L. P. Christensen, H. M. Herbst, 

D. A. Esdale, H. R. Munroe, G. E. Lavalley, W. R. Stanton, 
J. S. McAdam. 

No. 178, Plattsville, Plattsville. — John Buston, S. S. 
McKee, K. B. MacKenzie, T. J. Pratt. 

No. 180, Speed, Guelph — T. E. Green, John Heap, John 
Gould, J. Goulden, W. G. Elliott, A. R. Clough, Geo. Fairlev, 

E. R. Flewelling, F. C. Robinson, John Clark, L. Wood, E. 
G. Hayward, Alex. Black, W. G. Moore. 

No. 181, Oriental, Port Burwell.— A. F. Malone, H. 
Drew, B. R. Todd, A. N. Wright. 

No. 184, Old Light, Lucknow. — N. McLennan. 

No. 185, Enniskillen, York. — A. M. McConachie. 

No. 190, Belmont, Belmont.— G. W. Church, J. A. Moore, 
R. J. Ferguson, H. Peer, N. A. C. Ferguson, O. F. Sexsmith, 
C. Cousins, E. A. Procunier, E. L. Tavlor, A. H. Weldhen, 
J W. Laidlaw, D. A. Ferguson, F. R. Taylor, E. E. George, 
E. A. Campbell, C. A. Dumaw, John Ferguson. 

No. 192, Orillia, Orillia— E. E. Stacev, F. E. Eddington, 
G. E. Robertson, X. R. Doolittle, R. W. Mcintosh, D. C. 
Patmore, E. R. Eaton. 

No. 193, Scotland, Scotland.— Chas. Hunter, G. C. Knox, 
Gordon Bonham. 

No. 195, Tuscan, London.— N. C. Hart, P. W. D. Brod- 
rick, H. W. Scarff, H. C. McBride, A. G. Dixon, T. C. Benson. 

No. 197, Saugeen, Walkerton— N. R. Robertson, F. B. 
James, C. M. Gibson, W. A. Clark, H. A. Norish, R. I. Wills. 

No. 200, St. Alban's, Mount Forest.— G. F. Cockburn. 

No. 601, Leeds, Gananoque.— X. R. Gardner, R. J. Web- 
ster, J. R. McMurrich. 

No. 203, Irvine. Elora.— T. C. Wardley, J. C. Scott, E. 
H. Brown, J. M. Schreiber, L. E. Bissell, D. H. MacLennan, 
E. M. Schroeder, R. D. Cardno, W. H. Stafford, W. C. 
Murray, W. B. Brown, Wm. Brown, E. A. Thomson, A. 
Duncan, F. G. Frankish. Jas. Wells, E. C. Grimes, A. R. 
Mitchell, F. W. Rogers, R. E. Mills, C. A. Burt, W. Robert- 
son, A. A. Badley, Harold Arthur. 



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No. 205, New Dominion, New Hamburg. — C. Ingold, D. 
Eby, T. H. Peine. 

No. 207, Lancaster, Lancaster. — C. M. Edgar. 

No. 209, Evergreen, Lanark. — C. M. Forbes, G. A. 
Beatty. 

No. 209a, St. John's, London.— J. B. Smith, S. J. Martin, 
C. J. Atkins, E. C. Ward, G. P. Kingsmill, A. A. Bice, C. 
A. Seager. 

No. 215, Lake, Ameliasburg. — W. H. Morton, O. Parks, 
M. Parks. 

No. 216, Harris, Orangeville. — T. A. Carson, W. T. 
Robb, J. A. V. Preston, W. J. Price, W. H. Bowles, J. B. 
Adamson, J. E. Smith, W. O. C. Ahern, C. V. Jeffers, A. D. 
McKittrick, A. N. Adams, J. T. Thomas, R. A. Scott, G. H. 
McLean, A. H. Woodland, C. B. Gillespie, E. Lee, W. M. 
Curry, E. Whelan. 

No. 217, Frederick, Delhi.— L. Swain, L. Sinden. 

No. 218, Stevenson, Toronto,— W. D. Sprinks, C. E. 
Woodstock, Robt. Compton, Harold Carr. N. A. Sandham, 
E. G. Hubbert, J. Creighton, Thos. Creighton, W. R. Kent. 

No. 219, Credit, Georgetown.— S. Kirk, J. Sanford, W. 
A. Wilson, J. P. Reid, S. J. MacKenzie, W. Lawson, Geo. 
Robson, D. P. Crichton, W. H. Long, Wilfred Leslie, W. T. 
Evans, H. C. Dayfoot. 

No. 220, Zeredatha, Uxbridge. — E. W. Reynolds, V. 
Hare, Wm. O'Hara. 

No. 221, Mountain, Thorold.— J. D. Mable, Robt. Nicol, 
W. W. Macdonald. O. R. Steadman, W. Wheeler. 

No. 222, Marmora, Marmora. — S. B. Cheeseman. 

No. 223, Norwood, Norwood. — D. H. Craighead. 

No. 224, Huron, Hensall— J. P. Bowey. 

No. 225, Bernard, Listowel. — G. H. Shannon, W. A. 
Johnstone. 

No. 229, Ionic, Brampton. — Geo. Townsend, J. T. Holley, 
Chas. Allan, J. M. Moore, H. A. Wilson, A. McCleave. 

No. 230, Kerr, Barrie. — K. A. Cameron, R. W. Stewart. 

No. 231, Fidelity, Ottawa.— F. W. Smith, Robt. Wilson, 
J. E. Fraser, F. C. Horton, E. A. Devitt, R. McElroy. 



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No. 232, Cameron, Dutton.— J. U. Brown, S. Howell, H. 

B. Hockin, A. E. Roberts, C. W. Buchanan, A. McCallum, 
J. E. Trother, J. A. McNeil, D. J. Galbraith, J. G. McKellar, 
P. Love, J. Bennett, J. A. Hafele, W. C. Morrish, K. Camp- 
bell, M. Smith, J. A. Ford. 

No. 233, Doric, Parkhill.— S. M. Emery, J. Hayes. 

No. 235, Aldworth, Paisley.— E. W. Grant, J. E. dim- 
ming, J. B. McKay. 

No. 236, Manitoba, Cookstown. — Ivan Maw, W. G. Mac- 
Kay, Fred. Welch, Thos. Robinson. 

No. 237, Vienna, Vienna. — H. A. Ostrander, E. M. 
Davidson. 

No. 238, Havelock, Watford. — Clarence Healey, Jas. 
Menzies, Donald McKercher, Paul Kingston. 

No. 239, Tweed, Tweed.— F. E. Brown, W. A. Paul, T. 
E. Rath, S. J. M. McCrea. 

No. 242, Macoy, Mallorytown. — W. E. Andress. 

No. 245, Tecumseh, Thamesville. — W. E. Hopper, J. H. 

Childs. 

No. 247, Ashlar, Toronto.— C. S. Hamilton, G. Pearce, 
R. M. Bradley, H. Fairhead, E. W. E. Saunders, V. Boyd, 
Jno. McKnight, M. MacPherson, L. F. Riggs, Thos. Reid, A. 
J. Algate, F. J. Coombs, F. L. G. McKay, J. R. Rumball, 
H. C. Davies, W. H. Lyon, W. B. Greer, B. T. Harrison, 
J. F. Stewart, A. N. Mcintosh, H. W. DeGuerre, A. Dawson, 

C. C. Rous, L. Duncan, W. E. Robertson, L. A. Winter, C. 
W. Rous, J. A. Shaw, A. V. Elmes. 

No. 249, Caledonia, Midland.— J. J. Robins, Chas. Vent, 
R. R. Wilson, J. H. Park, G. S. Dudley. 

No. 250, Thistle, Embro.— J. K. Martin, W. French, 
Chas. Matheson, Jas. Kennedy, J. Brown, A. Halkett, L. W. 
Hossach, B. McCorquodale, O. Murray, C. Campbell, P. 
McDonald, F. Bennett, J. D. Wood, H. B. Atkinson, R. A. 
Geddes, W. M. Campbell, C. W. Kent, W. J. McCorquodale, 
L. Thomson, N. McLeod, H. McLeod, W. J. Geddes, W. P. 
Smith, C. Munroe, A. G. McCorquodale, M. W. Goodrich. 

No. 253, Minden, Kingston. — 0. C. Simpson, J. S. Dun- 
combe, J. C. Mcllquham. 

No. 254, Clifton, Niagara Falls.— F. S. Lane, F. W. 
Gregorv, R. C. Young, G. S. Warren, J. C. Rowley, F. Want, 
W. R. Springett, A. Reid, C. K. Pearson, A. F. Payne, W. 
S. Bvers, D. A. McRae, E. W. Rigg, W. M. Morse. 



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No. 255, Sydenham, Dresden. — F. Craig, F. C. Abra- 
hams, F. Foster, R. E. Carscallen, R. R. Dusten, C. J. Craven, 
J. E. Houston, M. S. Blackburn, R. W. Dynes, G. Wickens. 

No. 257, Gait, Gait.— J. J. McCartney, Robt. Clark, L. 
Norman, J. S. McGaw, R. D. Law, Walter Dryden, Jas. 
Weepers, W. L. McGill, W. S. McKay, H. A. Hannam, L. W. 
H. Ingall, J. H. Cowan. 

No. 258, Guelph, Guelph.— H. A. Hignall, R. L. Mahoney, 
F. H. Cooke, W. A. Mahoney, R. M. Finlay, W. G. Tharby, 
Jno. Williamson, V. M. Swift, F. F. Sweetman, Chas. Pen- 
fold, S. S. Royce, C. Wilson, J. S. Barker, J. T. Wright, 
Wm. Lodge. 

No. 259, Springfield, Springfield.— F. E. Harris, J. W. 
Green, G. R. Shaw, J. C. Dance, Geo. Stewart. 

No. 260, Washington, Petrolia.— H. F. Winter. 

No. 261, Oak Branch, Innerkip.— W .E. Thomson, G. A. 
Smith. 

No. 263, Forest, Forest.— W. E. Freele. 

No. 264, Chaudiere, Ottawa.— R. L. Blois. 

No. 265, Patterson, Thornhill. — P. T. Drake, A. L: 
Francis, S. H. R. Jarrett, J. E. Frances, N. G. McDonald, 

E. W. Brown, H. S. Sparks, 0. C. James. 

No. 266, Northern Light, Stayner. — R. J. Campbell, G. 
A. Clemence, R. E. Ives. 

No. 267, Parthenon, Chatham. — B. V. Patten, J. T. 
Crouch. 

No. 269, Brougham Union, Claremont. — Jno. McGrath, 

F. E. Burk, R. C. McWhirter, T. C. Brown, T. Patterson, 
C. H. Found, Thos. Gregg. 

No. 270, Cedar, Oshawa. — Wm. Deans, N. J. McDougall, 

C. A. Simmons, N. H. Ashley, E. F. Farrow, B. S. Edmonson, 
L. M. Souch, A. W. Bell, Robt. Meek. 

No. 271, Wellington, Erin.— J. Willis, H. Laughlin, R. 
Laughlin, S. Scott, G. T. Lacey, A. E. Dyer, E. Moore, R. 

D. Nodwell, J. M. Abbott, C. Weddell, C. K. Overland, A. 
Wheeler, H. Wheeler, R. C. Tinney, R. 0. Harris, N. A. 
Deering. 

No. 272, Seymour, Ancaster. — R. Johnston, J. G. 

Cochrane, G. V. P. Shaver. 



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No. 274, Kent, Blenheim.— A. Story, A. Pegg, G. H. 
Linley, W. R. Fellows. 

No. 276, Teeswater, Teeswater. — Gordon Melvin. 

No. 277, Seymour, Port Dalhousie. — Paul Manning, T. 
O. Johnston, C. H. Thorpe, G. R. House, P. W. May, W. G. 
Crandon, R. H. Johnston, J. I. Johnston. 

No. 279, New Hope, Hespeler. — K. W. MacDonald, R. 
A. Young, W. G. Johnson. 

No. 282, Lome, Glencoe.— R.W.McDonald, W. A. Currie. 

No. 283, Eureka, Belleville.— P. W. Geen, B. G. Wilkin- 
son, R. D. Adams, F. D. Diamond. 

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

No. 285, Seven Star, Alliston.— G. F. Crosbie, W. X. 
Lee, J. J. E. McCague, H. W. McGill, 0. K. Reid. 

No. 286, Wingham, Wingham.— R. C. Redmond, Robt. 
Vent, F. C. Fuller, F. W. Spry, W. Van Wyck, W. J. Adams. 

No. 287, Shuniah, Port Arthur.— A. P. Freed, 0. F. 
Young, J A. Nicholson. 

No. 289, Doric, Lobo.— A. Hocking. 

No. 290, Leamington, Leamington. — W. J. Mairiott, L. 

D. Kennedy, J. L. Esson, Geo. Reh, F. C. Moore, L. Jeffrey, 

E. Russelo. 

No. 291, Dufferin, W. Flamboro.— W. J. Stutt. 

No. 292, Robertson, King.— T. E. Boys. 

No. 295, Conestogo, Drayton. — G. H. Awde, Win. Wal- 
ton, S. S. Smiley, E. Simmons, Max Noble, R. Ingram, C. 
W. Jack, J. S. Thompson, R. Tompkins, W. Hill, P. Rowland, 
R. Metcalf, Jas. Grieve, J. A. Thompson, C. Scarr, R. 
Cherrey, A. B. McColgan, G. M. McEwen, J. Hilborn. 

No. 296, Temple, St. Catharines.— W. C. Turnbull, W. 

F. Clement, Jas. Crawford, W. J. Vickers, E. MacLean, F. 
L. Hefler, F. W. Addison, Jos. Backus, A. C. Hoople, John 
Laughlin, J. C. Hiscott, J. B. Archer, E. J. Lovelace, A. L. 
McPhail, N. S. Crowe, A. H. Trapnell, F. W. Graham, J. R. 
Stork, C. A. Brown, W. A. McLean, F. W. Armstrong, F. 
Brownlow, Robt. Aitken, J. W. Noble. 

No. 297, Preston, Preston.— E. Tailby, B. W. Zieman, 
Chas. Schmiedendorf, H. L. Clare, G. V. Hilborn, A. W. 
Angell. 



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No. 299, Victoria, Enterprise. — Harold Cook. 

No. 300, Mount Olivet, Thorndale. — V. A. Tackabury, 
R. J. Springett, W. J. Ellis. 

No. 302, St. David's, St. Thomas.— G. F. Young, W. V. 
McNea, F. H. Davis, Wm. Swindells. 

No. 303, Blyth, Blyth.— Robt. Newcombe, J. H. Phillip, 
J. H. R. Elliott, G. C. Brown, A. W. McEwing, J. E. Monroe, 
H. J. Brown, C. E. Toll. 

No. 304, Minerva, Stroud.— O. E. Todd, Chas. Wice. 

No. 305, Humber, Weston. — H. J. Alexander, A. E. 
Scythes, J. A. Russen, F. Thain, J. W. Duke, H. E. Cornell, 
W. T. Hall, W. Webster, F. G. Beardall, H. G. S. Jeffery, 
F. N. Pollett, T. R. Simpson. 

No. 306, Durham, Durham.— R. E. Richardson, W. H. 
Hardley. 

No. 307, Arkona, Arkona. — C. McLeish. 

No. 309, Morning Star, Carlow. — R. D. Munro, A. 
Andrew, Thos. Wilson, E. H. Robertson, David Green, C. 
Congram, H. R. Long, J. J. Robertson. 

No. 311, Blackwood, .Woodbridge.— J. W. Rae, E. W 
Brown, Sam McClure. 

No. 312, Pnyx, Wallaceburg. — J. D. Hawken, D. F. 
Johnson, W. S. Rose. 

No. 313, Clementi, Lakefield. — D. A. Webster, Roy 
Bullock. 

No. 314, Blair, Palmerston. — A. B. Coleman. 

No. 315, Clifford, Clifford.— Geo. Robb. Herbt. Hoff, A. 
Darrow. 

No. 316, Doric, Toronto.— Geo. Pogue, H. Rno-en, F. T. 
Brvers, L. Anderton, L. W. Bourne, R. H. Dee, Clark Allen, 
W." F. Newell, T. G. Waters, G. A. Glover, P. C. Fowler. 

No. 318, Wilmot, Baden.— A. E. Livingston. 

No. 319, Hiram. Hagersville.— O. Dell, B. F. Winger, 
C. D. Graham, M. Winger. 

No. 321, Walker. Acton. — C. A. Darbv, Geo. Gordon, 
R. M. McDonald, F. J. Salt. A. T. Brown. W. J. Reid. R. H. 
Elliott, V. B. Rumlev, J. B. Chalmers, C. W. Wilson, Jno. 



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Kenny, R. P. Watson, R. A. Winton, D. N. McTavish, R. 
Shaw, T. H. Cook, W. 0. Moffatt, N. P. McLam, F. Mc- 
intosh, J. A. Leslie, W. M. Cooper, W. R. F. Blair, C. 
Cripps, W. D. Frick, S. McLean, W. H. Hortop, A. McNab, 

C. R. Mcintosh. 

No. 322, North Star, Owen Sound.— W. B. Phillips, P. 

G. McLaughlan, W. M. Morrow. 

No. 323, Alvinston, Alvinston. — D. Wilson. 

No. 324, Temple, Hamilton.— J. M. Malcolm, C. L. Mills, 

D. W. Cathers, Lloyd Smith, H. I. .Sparks. 

No. 325, Orono, Orono.— 0. W. Rolph, C. Billing, E. J. 
Hamm, S. E. Allin, E. E. Patterson, N. Winter. 

No. 326, Zetland, Toronto.— H. F. Vigeon, F. G. McLean, 
H. J. H. Deedman, W. H. Hedges, J. M. Millen, W. D. 
Hendry, A. Stewart, G. D. Campbell. 

No. 327, Hammond, Wardsville. — C. Gyrdkem, E. G. 
Lomas, Fred. Haggitt. 

No. 328, Ionic, Napier.— T. E. Bogue, A. A. Fisher, J. 
F. Richardson, Allan Richardson, Lome Richardson, A. Such. 

No. 329, King Solomon's, Jarvis.— A. Booth, L. L. Mc- 
Bride. 

No. 330, Corinthian, London. — Jas. Ferguson, R. War- 
ren, W. E. Bradt. 

No. 331, Fordwich, Fordwich.— R. W. N. Wade. 

No. 332, Stratford, Stratford.— W. H. Gregory, W. A. 
Whitechurch, E. Denroche, A. E. Millson. 

No. 333, Prince Arthur, Flesherton.— F. H. W. Hicklina, 

C. J. Bellamy, W. J. Bellamy, C. F. Richardson, W. G. Mc- 
Bride, J. A. Blackburn, H. Corbett. 

No. 334, Prince Arthur, Arthur.— C. R. Towriss, D. W. 
Lennox, D. L. Small, A. L. Pinder. 

No. 336, Highgate, Highgate. — J. G. Crosbv, G. R. 
Schwitzer, M. S. Scott, A. B. Castell, E. T. Beattie, W. J. 
Poole, J. H. McKillop, F. A. Leverton, E. C. Guyett, R. B. 
Teetzel, E. B. Mills, Roy Littlejohns, Ray Mclntyre, D. R. 
McLaren, E. Ashton, J. W. McKay, R. C. McCutcheon. 

No. 337, Myrtle, Port Robinson.— S. L. W. Harmon, C. 
S. Ross, R. R. Camp, W. B. Biggar. 



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No. 338, Dufferin, Wellandport. — A. Lymburner, W. E. 
Scott, Irvin Cass, W. T. Fralick, W. H. Lucken, R. J. Gracey, 
Chas. Gilmour, A. F. Gilmour, F. Donovan. 

No. 339, Orient, Toronto.— P. C. Werthner, G. Craigie, 
W. J. Cordell, H. M. Alchin, W. Pendleton, F. A. Gibbons, 
C. Collard, J. J. Cairns, H. W. Pierce, Alex. Spalding, B. T. 
Smith, J. A. Bricco, G. N. Ferrier, Jr., T. R. Coates, W. O. 
Mathews. 

No. 343, Georgina, Toronto.— A. H. Downs, R. B. Fowl- 
er, J. E. James, John Curtis, S. S. Crouch, W. R. Madill, 
R. J. Haviland, E. H. Stanners, J. H. Kent, J. M. McPherson, 
J. D. Crofton, 0. P. McGregor, R. C. Berkinshaw. 

No 344, Merrill, Dorchester. — N. J. Sauter. 

No. 345, Nilestown, Nilestown.— G. H. Martin, V. Whit- 
low, J. F. Johnson, J. S. McLaren. 

No. 346, Occident, Toronto.— J. D. Cooke, A. C. Knox, 
A. E. Powell, J. W. Lang, J. E. Collict, M. F. Smeall, W. 
J. A. Lake, J. T. Dempster, J. T. Berry, C. S. Hall, W. S. 
Leach. 

No. 347, Mercer, Fergus. — B. M. Cunningham, C. G. 
Millson, G. A. Reynolds, W. B. Young, G. J. Hughes, Thos. 
Holbrook, J. H. Worden, J. C. McDonald, C. E. Flemming, 
L. P. Menzies, J. M. Milligan, L. I. Smith, R. J. Chamber, 
W. M. Reeves, W. R. Gow. 

No. 348, Georgian, Penetanguishene. — R. D. Keefe, W. 
R. Benson, R. T. C. Dwelly, R. E. Baxter, J. M. Dean, F. 

F. Zoschke, B. A. Blackwell, G. Robinson, A. J. Richardson, 
J. D. Roderick. 

No. 352, Granite, Parry Sound.— J. W. Gillies, G. E. 
Knight, T. M. Mitchell. 

No. 356, River Park, Streetsville.— F. G. Reid, F. A. 
Maas, R. Longmaid, J. W. Drennan, 0. R. Church. 

No. 357, Waterdown, Millgrove. — Geo. Cox, W. F. 
Douglas, B. F. Sheppard. 

No. 360, Muskoka, Bracebridge.— W. G. Gerhart. 

No. 361, Waverley, Guelph.— J. Naismith, W. P. Gamble, 
J. A. Sinclair, W. Templeman, H. E. Cosford, A. W. Baker, 
Chas. Law, J. D. McArthur, M. J. Rudell, A. P. Bell, W. 
J. Kay, J. W. Benham, R. G. Stevens, Alex. Jaffray, A. M. 
Porter, B. G. Gummer, R. S. Cull. E. S. Burrows, J. F. Marr, 

G. H. Weber, J. C. MacGregor, W. D. S. Cross, J. A. Hewitt. 



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No. 362, Maple Leaf, Tara.— H. M. Merrian, E. J. 

Madill. 

No. 364, Dufferin Melbourne.— C. H. Adams, S. Acton, 
J. C. McLean, J. F. Cass, J. S. Campbell, J. L. Stephenson. 

No. 367, St. George, Toronto.— A. G. Saunders, D. J. 
Dixon, Jno. Reid, Sr., E. R. Shaw, John Drew, H. E. Rich- 
mond, T. A. Wilson, P. H. Morley, J. H. Wilkinson, W. J. 
Damp, Jr., W. F. Damp, A. R. Cripps, A. G. A. Nelson, Thos. 
Griffiths, A. C. Larter, S. G. Newdick, J. A. Steven. 

No. 368, Salem, Brockville.— W. M. Simon. 

No. 369, Mimico, Lambton Mills. — A. B. Rice, Emerson 
Bull, J. H. Dicken, K. C. Siddall, J. G. Calder, W. P. Gray, 
W. A. Beecroft, W. G. Marshall, E. J. Culhan, J. S. Arthur. 

No. 370, Harmony, Delta.— A. L. Campbell, E. S. Taylor, 
C. C. Halladay, C. G. Morris. 

No. 371, Prince of Wales, Ottawa.— E. B. Nelson, H. 

J. Sykes, J. A. Cameron, J. P. Barr, C. R. Hickman. 

No. 372, Palmer, Fort Erie North.— F. J. Conley, F 
Cornell, G. K. Chapman. 

No. 373, Copestone, Welland. — D. McGruer, J. H. 
Staley, H. Headington, C. Cohen, P. Carnochan, P. A. Rice, 
T. W. Houtby, A. N. Tattersall, F. E. Watt. 

No. 374, Keene, Keene. — D. D. Brown. 

No. 375, Lome, Omemee. — K. A. Murray, F. S. McGee, 
C. R. Hart, Wm. Greig, K. W. Griffin, R. J. H. Dick, Jas. 
Magee. 

No. 376, Unity, Huntsville.— G. R. Booth, S. G. Avery, 
P. H. Gerhart, J. D. MacDonald. 

No. 377, Lome, Shelburne.— G. E. Foster, M. C. Craw- 
ford. 

No. 378, King Solomon's, London. — G. F. Tomlin, Jas. 
White, R. S. McLeod, W. H. Slade, A. Campbell. 

No. 379, Middlesex, Bryanston. — G. Kinney, H. Mad- 
dock, H. E. Ralph, C. W. Gloyne, E. R. O'Neil, L. Ironside, 
W. M. Pattison, R. Needham. 

No. 380, Union, London.— C. J. Hill, M. H. Burns, C. 
T. Bailey, W. E. Rider. 



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No. 382, Doric, Hamilton— H. I. Sparks, L. P. Robert- 
son, F. E. Coleman, C. B. Webber, J. W. Watters, W. H. 
Wallace, E. E. Walker, J. W. Harvey, W. J. McQueen. 

No. 383, Henderson, Winchester. — Rufus Keyes. 

No. 384, Alpha, Toronto.— Wm. Moull, W. H. Price, F. 
C. Gullen, R. H. McElhinney, W. G. .Salter, John Black, 
M. A. Searle, H. Burridge, Jos. Dorricott, P. M. Jackson, 
T. A. Carson, D. P. Collins, A. W. Ward, W. R. Ledger, 
P. W. Rogers, H. L. Freeston. 

No. 385, Spry, Beeton.— J. T. Watson, W. H. Robinson, 

A. R. Maynard, W. S. Robinson, J. R. Croft, S. R. McKelvey, 
W. R. Stone, F. A. Allen, F. Spearing, N. B. Ford, F. Wilcox, 

B. Wright, N. P. McDonald, R. G. Hill. 

No. 386, McColl, West Lome.— J. W. Neill, A. J. De- 
Long, J. R. Milner, A. D. McKillop, D. Turner, H. F. Ripley, 
R. H. Root, P. A. McVicar, J. L. Atkinson, A. J. McMurchy, 
J. D. Campbell, A. Petherick, W. M. Zoller, John Carmichael, 
V. E. Lemon, J. A. Campbell, D. F. Webster, W. G. Merritt, 
F. G. Bolsdon, D. M. Leitch. 

No. 388, Henderson, Ilderton. — W. E. Martin, T. H. 
Martin, C. R. Hall. 

No. 390, Florence, Florence. — V. W. Nurse, H. H. 
Buchanan. 

No. 391, Howard, Ridgetown.— B. B. Foster. 

No. 392, Huron, Camlachie.— C. B. Matthews. 

No. 393, Forest, Cheslev.— S. L. Fenton, J. C. Hether- 
ington, D. E. Leitch, W. T. Ross, Geo. Grabb, F. W. Fisher, 
C. J. Halliday, D. C. Lillico, A. Siegrist. 

No. 394, King Solomon's, Thamesford. — John Chowen, 
W. H. Dunlop, C. Sutherland, D. Sutherland. 

No. 396, Cedar, Wiarton.— E. Y. Jackson, W. M. New- 
man, H. Eldridge, S. E. Foster, L. E. Dobson, J. F. Currie. 

No. 397, Leopold, Brigden. — H. Miskell, R. E. Bradshaw. 

No. 398, Victoria, Kirkfield.— G. V. Dunn, G. V. Grant. 

No. 399, Moffatt, Harrietsville. — K. Longfield, F. J. 
Yorke. 

No. 400, Oakville, Oakville.— W. H. Morden. 

No. 401, Craig, Deseronto. — J. G. Evan. 



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No. 402, Central, Essex.— H. W. McGill, C. G. Johnston, 

C. M. Snyder, W. H. Richardson, J. R. Johnston. 

No. 403, Windsor, Windsor.— S. Jewell, M. L. Allen, H. 

B. Ames, J. H. Lazenby. 

No. 404, Lome, Tamworth. — A. Stinson, J. R. Adair, 
J. C. M. Wallis. 

.No. 406, Spry, Fenelon Falls.— F. M. Graham, J. E. 
Lee, G. N. Morrison, D. N. Sinclair, G. R. Allen. 

No. 408, Murray, Beaverton. — J. J. McLeod, G. R. Yule, 

E. B. Mallory. 

No. 409, Golden Rule, Gravenhurst.— T. Sharpe, A. H. 
Bromby. 

No. 410, Zeta, Toronto.— S. J. Boyde, E. J. Grigg, A. 

F. Hetherington, D. Grigg, J. Donaldson, C. G. Collett, E. 
Wilkins, H. Singer, D. G. Lyons, H. W. Cavell, W. R. Madill, 
W. T. Singer, S. A. Alexander, C. C. Wallace, B. F. Selby, 

D. W. Andrews, F. W. Davidson. 

No. 411, Rodney, Rodney.— G. V. Thornicroft, J. A. 
Fletcher, S. F. Kennedy, A. D. Strath, O. J. Davies, G. C. 
Schweitzer. 

No. 412, Keystone, Sault Ste. Marie.— F. R. Cullis, F. 
K. Allen. 

No. 413, Naphtali, Tilbury.— E. Sparling, H. C. Hassard. 

No. 417, Keewatin, Keewatin. — A. G. Holland. 

No. 415, Fort William, Fort William.— Robt. Germaney. 

No. 417, Keewatin, Kenora. — A. G. Holland. 

No. 419, Liberty, Sarnia.— J. H. 'Aitchison, D. A. Mc- 
Donald, W. J. Ellis, W. J. Aitchison, C. R. Glynn, H. M. 
Cole. 

No, 420, Nipissing, North Bay. — B. F. Nott, E. L. 
Moore, D. G. Stevens. 

No. 421, Scott, Grand Valley.— M. W. Berwick, C. W. 
Lawson, A. Mclntyre, A. E. Smith, O. Hardy, W. H. Watson, 
J. E. Mclntyre, Alfred Menary. 

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

No. 423, Strong, Sundridge. — F. A. Mitchell, M. J. 
Gulley, A. M. Church, J. E. Bailey. 



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No. 424, Doric, Pickering. — H. W. Boyes. 

No. 426, Stanley, Toronto. — A. J. Anderson, G. R. 
Moore, H. B. Somerville, J. T. McMulkin, J. R. Cox, Reg. 
Mitchell, J. L. Johnson, R. M. Brown, W. M. Speers, G. W. 
Tindall, C. H. Batt, G. R. Burgess, Geo. McKenzie, W. J. 
Gordon, C. A. Fraser. 

No. 427, Nickel, Sudbury.— W. E. W. Cressey, C. A. 
Eby, C. R. Smith, A. R. Gilpin, H. S. Berlanguet. 

No. 428, Fidelity, Port Perry. — A. B. Cawker, T. A. 
Blight, A. W. Brock. 

No. 429, Port Elgin, Port Elgin.— Chas. Fotheringham. 

No. 430, Acacia, Toronto. — J. S. Pickard, W. Reaman, 
A. W. Clancy, W. J. Pickard, S. W. Alexander, H. G. French, 
E. Balfour, J. C. Hunter, Chas. Fitzpatrick, A. Johnson, A. 
M. Heron, R. W. J. Sealy, H. P. Phillips, A. Jones, D. A. 
Landell. 

No. 431, Moravian, Cargill. — J. A. Garland, M. Fitzim- 
mons, B. Elphick, M. Reid, T. Young, P. C. Hunstein, J. D. 
Gregg, J. Keyes, H. Young, W. J. Loughleen, W. T. Baillie, 
J. Chisholm, W. M. Lee, W. Chisholm. 

No. 432, Hanover, Hanover. — J. A. Magee, A. C. Wright, 
W. E. Allen, F. A. Glebe, O. H. Becker, T. E. Richards, W. 
R. Laidlaw, R. H. Richardson, A. C. Ball, J. Mills, S. H. 
Zinn. 

No. 433, Bonnechere, Eganville. — L. G. Mills, R. G. 

Boland, J. Reeves. 

No. 434, Algonquin, Emsdale.— D. W. Campbell, H. R. 
Hayward, J. F. McDonald, D. M. Cowie, A. N. Kitt. 

No. 435, Havelock, Havelock. — W. J. Nobes, W. B. 
Ritchie. 

No. 436, Burns, Hepworth.— W. F. Brown, R. Kerr, W. 
Morley, W. Spencer. 

No. 438, Harmony, Toronto.— E. W. Barber, J. A. Row- 
land. A. H. Lougheed, A. E. Lanning, R. T. Musson, J. E. 
McMulkin, W. B. Revellv, W. H. King, A. Carwithen, W. R. 
Shaw, G. H. Simmons, W. J. Robertson, G. P. Wilbur, N. H. 
Taylor, W. J. A. Lyttle, E. A. Blackhall, W. H. S. Robert- 
son, D. R. Leask. 

No. 443, Powassan, Powassan. — R. Hobden, C. P. Shap- 
ter. 



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No. 444, Nitetis, Creemore. — J. R. Lawrence, G. J. 

Thomson, C. L. Hayward. 

No. 445, Lake of the Woods, Kenora. — A. G. Holland. 

No. 447, Sturgeon Falls, Sturgeon Falls.— H. A. Bats- 
ford, M. Mandell. 

No. 448, Xenophon, Wheatley. — J. D. McGregor. 

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

No. 450, Hawkesbury, Hawkesbury. — W. P. Garrett. 

No. 452, Avonmore, Avonmore. — A. McKinnon. 

No. 453, Royal, Fort William. — F. Cunningham. 

No. 454, Corona, Burks Falls.— E. J. McClelland, J. J. 
Wilson, J. M. Gerow. 

No. 455, Doric, Little Current. — M. L. Bock. 

No. 456, Elma, Monkton.— E. A. Thomson. 

No. 457, Century, Merlin. — G. D. Crewe. 

No. 458, Wales, Wales.— R. M. Baxter. 

No. 459, Cobden, Cobden.— R. Wallace. 

No. 461, Ionic, Rainy River. — W. T. Cameron. 

No. 462, Temiskaming, New Liskeard. — Jos. Penman, J. 
S. McCullough, H. G. Simpson. 

No. 465, Carleton, Carp.— E. T. Younghusband, A. B. 
Hyndman, Robt. Lucas, G. P. Gamble. 

No. 466, Coronation, Elmvale. — W. S. Campbell, S. 
Kimberley. 

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

No. 468, Peel, Caledon East. — W. B. Cannon, F. J. 
Holder, G. A. Evans, R. Wilson, A. E. Sherman. 

No. 469, Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie.— R. B. Wansbrough. 

No. 470, Victoria, Victoria Harbour. — W. B. Crooke, E. 
B. Brown. 

No. 471, King Edward VII, Chippawa. — A. Gray, J. 
Rapelje, W. Johnston, M. C. Bacon. 



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No. 472, Gore Bay, Gore Bay.— C. C. McLean. 

No. 473, Beaches, Toronto. — S. J. Manchester, S. A. 
Griffin, J. Fidier. 

No. 474, Victoria, Toronto. — N. Henry, W. H. Searles, 
V. C. Hill, W. J. Sheppard, A. M. Thorne, W. E. Birrell, D. 
L. McPherson, A. 0. Wilson, F. P. Hopkins, R. L. Charles, 
A. S. Topping, C. L. Foley, G. W. William, W. J. Armstrong, 

C. Miller, Geo. Eckert, H. L. Scythes. 

No. 475, Dundurn, Hamilton. — Geo. Walker, B. B. 
Hodge, John Bolingbroke, Geo. Milne, W. W. Shedden, S. 
G. Cunningham, H. A. Roberts, M. C. Thompson, R. W. 
Small, W. J. Robinson, T. R. Hawkins. 

No. 476, Corinthian, North Gower. — E. M. Moses. 

No. 477, Harding, Woodville. — E. E. Mclnnes, J. R. 

Kelsey. 

No. 478, Milverton, Milverton. — F. W. Dale. 

No. 479, Russell, Russell.— W. P. Cherry, R. W. Atkin- 
son, P. B. Proudfoot, L. W. Latimer. 

No. 481, Corinthian, Toronto. — W. H. Hunter, G. M. 
Britton, W. M. Hannigan, F. E. Ansell, B. T. Flannigan, 

D. Douglas, W. J. Forrester. 

No. 482, Bancroft, Bancroft. — Reginald Wiggins, W. E. 
Wiggins, Jno. Wiggins. 

No. 484, Golden Star, Dryden.— W. T. Cameron. 

No. 486, Silver, Cobalt.— J. Munro. 

No. 488, King Edward, Harrow. — R. J. Haslan. 

No. 489, Osiris, Smiths Falls.— M. G. Haley. 

No. 490, Hiram, Markdale.— T. H. Reburn. 

No. 491, Cardinal, Cardinal.— H. A. Aden. 

No. 492, Karnak, Coldwater. — W. Williams, A. Harden, 
T. D. Brown. 

No. 494, Riverdale, Toronto.— F. C. Dann, J. M. Mal- 
colm, B. E. Ekblad, R. F. Thomas, 0. B. Stanton, D. Walton, 
Percy Bell, L. E. Jordan, E. F. Guest, G. Jones, W. R. Ward, 
D. J. Bannerman, Wm. Thorn, C. M. Rawson, A. C. Larter, 
H. M. Boddy, M. J. Follinsby, C. H. Reeve. 



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

No. 496, University, Toronto. — W. J. Dunlop, C. S. 
Gulston, A. E. MacGregor, E. J. Walkom, W. S. Kirkland, 
J. T. Burt-Gerrans, W. C. White, M. C. Hooper, F. R. Lor- 
riman, C. E. Higginbottom, R. 0. Hurst, P. W. Rogers, H. 
McNairn. 

No. 497, St. Andrew's, Arden.— E. Q. Pixley. 

No. 498, King George V., Coboconk.— J. F. Wood, W. 
F. Rumney, C. M. Callan. 

No. 500, Rose, Windsor. — D. M. Seggie, R. E. Louns- 
bury, E. J. Sirrs, D. W. F. Nichols. 

No. 501, Connaught, Mimico. — A. D. Norris, J. H. 
Wallace, G. H. Brown, T. M. Staunton, Jas. Farrington, J. 
T. Lee. 

No. 502, Coronation, Smithville. — E. Merritt, R. M. 
Vance, S. Magder, Chas. Snyder, J. H. Patterson, W. H. 
Tremblay, C. V. Bryce, H. Hibbard, E. L. Snyder. 

No. 503, Inwood, Inwood.— L. W. Elliott, Roy Doan. 

No. 505, Lynden, Lynden. — Robt. Clark. 

No. 506, Porcupine, South Porcupine. — Jas. Fell, Thos. 
Fell, Jno. Cook. 

No. 507, Elk Lake, Elk Lake. — G. R. Crann, F. G. 
Le Gallais. 

No. 509, Twin City, Kitchener.— S. M. Denison, J. W. 
Stoner, E. Detweiler, E. Wackett, L. Norman, H. L. Frees- 
ton, S. Halfyard, N. Riffer, A. W. Sandrock, Geo. Jacob, 
Geo. DeKleinhans, G. Ruppel, W. Bucknell, S. Riley, C. 
Israel. 

No. 510, Parkdale, Toronto. — H. E. Ralph, R. J. 
Reynolds, A. J. Murray, E. A. Peaker, G. E. Guthrie, E. H. 
Allan, G. K. Wilson, Earl Grosse. 

No. 511, Connaught, West Fort William.— Robt. Irving. 

No. 512, Malone, Sutton West.— D. E. Sprague, M. O. 
Tremayne, S. Brown. 

No. 513, Corinthian, Hamilton. — D. Munroe, J. R. 

Crocker, A. G. Elford, D. G. Kilpatrick, J. R. Croft, K. J. 
Farthing, G. W. Presnell, H. Eydt. 



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No. 514, St. Alban's, Toronto.— J. A. Northway, C. C. 
Ranee, Geo. McRae, N. L. Griffen, J. A. Burton, E. Stoddard, 
C. C. Kremer, G. Gardiner, H. B. Adams, J. S. Eastman, J. 
A. Mackie, R. A. Woodley, H. R. H. Williams, R. W. Hind, 
H. S. McHenry, F. Clinckett, A. J. G. Henderson, J. A. 
Cooper, W. R. Boyd, J. L. House. 

No. 515, Reba, Brantford. — R. K. Johnston, P. C. 
Greenaway, A. McAllan, B. J. Lang, S. Riley. 

No. 517, Hazeldean, Hazeldean. — J. G. McGuire, H. 0. 
Boucher. 

No. 518, Sioux Lookout, Sioux Lookout. — W. T. Cameron. 

No: 519. Onondaga, Onondaga. — Thos. Gray, W. Barton, 

S. Flaherty. 

No. 520, Coronati, Toronto.— W. T. Overend, J. A. Burry, 
H. Lane, Jas. Henderson, G. H. Elson, T. E. Ashton, A. O. 
Finlay, .S. E. Lambert, F. G. Chandler, C. E. Wood. 

No. 521, Ontario, Windsor. — A. E. Richardson, S. M. 
Currie, G. W. Pratten, T. L. Mclntyre. 

No. 522, Mount Sinai, Toronto.— W. Moull, M. L. Levy, 
I. Finberg, A. Cohen, Mort L. Levy, A. Fox, N. Permutter, 
A. L. Tinker, B. Freed, N. Phillips. 

No. 523, Royal Arthur, Peterborough. — G. W. Haley, 
E. B. Fowler. 

No. 524, Mississauga, Port Credit. — R. E. Malpass, S. 

Mcllroy, J. A. Smith, T. S. Bayley, Jas. Heywood, E. J. 

Madill, W. M. Gemmel, C. W. Robb, R. F. Dudman, G. D. 
Pattison, W. S. Fraser. 

No. 525, Temple, Toronto.— J. G. Meldrum, W. McK. 
Hamshaw, P. M. Grant, J. Marr, A. H. Sharp, J. Clelland, 
E. G. Archbold, W. Agnew, A. S. Boulton, Conrad Miller, 
J. R. Jackson, D. J. Gunn, J. G. Howell. 

No. 526, Ionic, Westboro.— E. Lachance, T. W. O'Neil. 

No. 527, Espanola, Espanola. — S. D. Spence, Jno. 
Gutcher, Wm. Black. 

No. 528, Golden Beaver, Timmins. — G. C. Murphy, W. 
W. Tanner, C. P. Ramsay, R. C. Mortson. 

No. 529, Myra, Komoka.— C. B. Smith, C. McKinley, C. 
Foster. 

No. 530, Cochrane, Cochrane.— E. C. Ward, R. C. Mort- 
son, W. W. Mitchell. 



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No. 531, High Park, Toronto.— S. A. Marshall, W. J. 
Moore, C. H. Lord, J. D. Williamson, A. A. Gow, J. C. Davey, 
G. E. B. Wheeler, W. J. Hutchinson, J. H. King, A. J. Mc- 
Walters, J. Howlett, J. C. West, R. B. Magill, V. R. Dale, 
E. A. Blackhall, W. Murchison, N. Powell, C. H. Robb. 

No. 532, Canada, Toronto.— J. A. Hearn, H. A. Miller, 
A. Murdock, J. J. McLennan, T. A. Johnston, T. R. Hunter, 
J. Rogerson, E. Midgley, C. C. Gard, W. Ramsay, R. Carnev, 
Alex. Wilson, A. T. Yule, S. Busteed, R. R. Davis, D. 
Mullen. 

No. 533, Shamrock, Toronto.— E. W. Leith, A. A. Arch- 
ambault, W. Garrett, D. C. Parker, A. Lockard, J. M. 
Burden, H. Smith. 

No. 534, Englehart, Englehart. — Jas. Howie. 

No. 535, Phoenix, Fonthill.— B. A. Pattison, J. A. Bar- 
ron, J. A. Christie, J V. Barnhart, M. L. Lumburner, T. A. 
Barron, Wm. Barron, F. H. Clark. 

No. 536, Algonquin, Copper Cliff. — G. M. Ferguson. 

No. 537, Ulster, Toronto.— Wm. Bush, F. Dane, T. E. 
Foster, R. S. Kerr, H. R. Boal, R. Aiken, T. A. Murphy, B. 
H. Brown, C. A. Rogers, G. F. Sanderson, W. J. Blair, W. 
J. Stewart. 

No. 539, Waterloo, Waterloo.— V. Snider, G. E. Harper, 
H. A. Rogers, Geo. Venton, Jno. Hemphill, S. W. Otto, H. 
Hass, C. 0. Hemphill, H. G. Mistele. 

No. 540, Abitibi, Iroquois Falls. — F. E. Wood, J. C. 
Kincade. 

No. 541, Tuscan, Toronto. — Jas. Herriot, A. A. Gray, 
S. G. Nicholls, W. R. Scott, F. D. Robertson, G. A. Fry, 
W. S. Bowerman, G. H. Parliament, H. K. Russell. John 
Boyd, R. S. Hutchings, J. C. Hetherington, J. E. Carter, 
W. T. Elliott, J. W. Spence, S. 0. Rogers, W. H. Priddle, 
R. E. Meikle, J. A. Burnett. 

No. 542, Metropolitan, Toronto. — G. A. Martin, C. Mc- 
Kay, J. D. Evans, J. M. McCutcheon, J. A. Troyer, A. L. 
Tinker, F. M. Calvert. 

No. 543, Imperial, Toronto. — A. J. Brancier, E. E. Reid, 
F. A. Gibbons, R. H. Dee, A. Pollock, A. E. Moss, E. Hewett, 
H. A. Miller, W. R. Ledger, D. S. L. MacDougall, G. F. 
Brookes. 

No. 544, Lincoln, Abingdon. — Chas. Snyder, S. Young, 
Galem Miller. 



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No. 545, John Ross Robertson, Toronto. — E. Miles, T. 
E. Clegg, Geo. Hambly, J. W. Cottrell, W. J. S. Graham, 
C. H. Cope, J. A. Robertson, H. V. Locke, W. A. Howell, 
W. T. Mills, F. D. Smith, E. McMorran, H. B. Swift, F. W. 
Slade, A. M. Heron, J. Pezzack. 

No. 546, Talbot, St. Thomas. — R. B. Bowey, C. H. 
Robertson, W. A. D. Paterson. 

No. 547, Victory, Toronto. — N. F. D. Kelly, A. H. 
Macoomb, W. T. Kincade, Frank Wells, J. N. Pike, J. F. 
Molloy, F. E. Smith, H. J. Unwin, J. W. Woodland, A. E. 
Kirkpatrick, C. A. Carpenter. 

No. 548, General Mercer, Toronto. — F. H. Walden, F. 
W. Fisher, W. J. Armstrong, G. Rees, A. G. Nelson, R. B. 
Clark, W. J. Armstrong, H. W. Dunton, D. C. Robertson, 
A. F. Tannahill, R. Paterson, G. Gault. 

No. 549, Ionic, Hamilton. — J. Forth, J. M. Connor, J. 
J. Bawden, S. S. Herring, S. Mitchell, W. A. Laidlaw, Jas. 
Rosie, A. J. Lainchbury. 

No. 550, Buchanan, Hamilton. — J. Forth, H. Savory, 
J. E. Richardson, D. T. Kilpatrick, J. N. Chandler, H. W. 
Young, R. Johnstone, F. H. Egan, P. G. Moore, G. M. Moore, 
G. M. Thompson, N. F. MacKenzie. 

No. 551, Tuscan, Hamilton. — C. L. Crompton, A. L. 
Hardy, A. Tilbury, Jas. Baird, Wm. Turner, H. M. Mclntvre, 
W. W. Knight, Thos. Hunter, Wm. Brown, J. M. Wallace, J. 
McCallum, M. C. Thomson, Wm. Atkinson, W. McCrone, 
R. A. Carter. 

No. 552, Queen City, Toronto. — Thos. Swain, J. C. 
Hillman, G. A. Garnett, F. Cooper, H. C. Morris, T. A. Gib- 
bons, Sydney Case, H. L. Rehill, Geo. Spracklin, E. Adair, 
H. B. McKn'ight. 

No. 553, Oakwood, Toronto. — W. J. Sceviour, W. A. 
Savage, B. S. Sheldon, Geo. Muir, S.H. McElwain, R. D. 
Creighton, A. P. Carveth, F. A. Sceviour, E. M. Dillon, Jas. 
Wilson, J. A. Cattanach. 

No. 554, Border Cities, Windsor. — E. T. Howe, A. H. 
MacQuarrie. 

No. 555, Wardrope, Hamilton. — W. J. Attig, J. B. Inch, 
Alex Love, J. P. Mills, B. W. Hopkins, J. C. Cochrane, G. C. 
Gage, Martin Smith, Geo. Lang. 

No. 556, Nation, Spencerville. — Jas. Bennett. 

No. 557, Finch. Finch.— J. G. MacLeod. 



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No. 558, Sidney Albert Luke, Ottawa, — Geo. Ferguson, 
R. M. Stanton, C. W. Mcintosh. 

No. 559, Palestine, Toronto. — I. M. Ginsberg, Win. 
Moull, H. Ginsberg, Ben Yaffe, H. H. Bockneck, H. Paper- 
nick, A. A. Goldenberg, B. Silverberg, L. Blumbergh, C. H. 
Reeve. 

No, 560, St. Andrew's, Ottawa.— R. D. Coleman, H. L. 
Lamble. 

No. 561, Acacia, Westboro. — W. A. Dier, A. P. McLen- 
nan, G. T. Wild, J. M. Spicer, H. A. Hvde-Clarke, G. K. 
Stewart, E. P. Roy, F. L. Thomson. 

No. 562, Hamilton. Hamilton.— E. G. Dixon, A. A. Pat- 
terson, W. G. Smitten, E. J. Cleeve. 

No. 563, Victory, Chatham.— J. A. M. Hav, L. H. Veale, 
C. E. Clements, C. A. Sample. 

No. 564, Ashlar.— J. S. Craig, J. F. Gillespie, D. A. 
Esdale. 

No. 565, Kilwinning, Toronto. — Smith Shaw, G. J. 
Beach, M. R. Thomas, Geo. Mitchell, Alex. Murray, Jas. 
Reidford, G. F. Bray, B. C. McClelland, W. A. Ross, M. 
Strachan, E. L. Rosborough, R. M. Penrose, J. S. Clouston, 
F. J. Cross. 

No. 566, King Hiram, Toronto. — Ed. Bailev, Arch. 
Wright, W. Wishart, B. M. Clancy, S. F. Albertson, Wm. 
Gow, Jos. Walters, T. A. Howson, J. McArthur, W. G. Jones. 

No. 567, St. Aidans, Toronto. — Paul Lange, T. A. 
Murphy, A. C. W. Home, H. S. Pike, D. M. Heise. 

No. 568, Hullett, Londesboro. — 0. Anderson, J. M. 
Leiper, Wm. Mountain, J. Neilan, W. Wells, T. Millar, T. S. 
Beatty, Wm. Leiper. 

No. 569, Doric, Lakeside. — A. J. Baker, John Baker, A. 
E. Thompson, Wilbur Dunlop, Robt. Duncan, H. G. Harris, 
W. R. Martin. 

No. 570, Dufferin, Toronto. — J. A. Hodgins, T. A. 
Carson, A. M. Rollo. R. W. Shephard. T. C. Poole, S. W. 
Hall, J. A. MacDonald, H. L. Arnott, H. R. Poison. 

No. 571, Antiquity, Toronto. — W. Sellor, A. M. Mac- 
donald, C. Rolland. H. Cameron, E. J. Trist, W T . J. Arm- 
strong, F. M. Little. 



38 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

No. 572, Mizpah, Toronto.— A. E. Tucker, O. Hobbs, A. 

E. Williams, E. O. Lockart, R. W. Fron, J. E. Phillips, H. 

F. Allan, G. G. Boyd, B. Brown. 

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

No. 574, Craig, Ailsa Craig. — F. J. McLeod, D. Drum- 
mond, W. G. Smith, Archie Gillies, C. H. Smith. 

No. 575, Fidelity, Toronto. — Wm. Moull, C. Cramond, 
W. J. M. Dolson, C. J. Steene, D. Smith, A. E. Lowery, 
W. H. McNairn, W. H. Tuck. 

No. 576, Mimosa, Toronto. — R. L. Webster, A. M. 
Heron, D. Gunn, E. G. Lowry, W. E. Webster. 

No. 577, St. Clair, Toronto. — H. L. Martyn, A. G. 
Saunders, F. N. Fletcher, W. M. Gunning, Phillip Bach, W. 
R. McConnell, C. H. Summerfeldt, L. Quackenbush, J. H. 
Dawe, J. W. Woodland, A. K. Gray, H. Haynes. 

No. 578, Queen's Kingston. — J. A. McRae, E. Davis, 
C. E. Walker. 

No. 579, Harmony, Windsor. — C. Secrest, F. J. Hughes. 

No. 580, Acacia, London. — L. H. Lunn, A. G. N. Brad- 
shaw, J. W. Bradshaw. 

No. 581, Harcourt, Toronto. — G. T. Clark, C. E. Ed- 
munds, J. J. Stewart, John O'Connor, W. E. Robertson, W. 
B. Hanna, L. A. Henderson, G. H. Ross, C. E. Macdonald. 

No. 582, Sunnyside, Toronto.— H. Bennett, G. E. Ritchie, 
S. D. McKechnie, R. H. Dee, R. T. Hogg, S. Mcllroy, A. E. 
Twible, R. E. Roome. 

No. 583, Transportation, Toronto. — F. E. Jones, H. G. 
N. Brems, G. T. Trowhill, C. A. Ward, John Boyd, A. Maynes, 
U. E. Gillen. 

No. 584, Kaministiquia, Fort William. — R. B. Pow, Chas. 

West. 

No. 585, Royal Edward, Kingston. — A. W. Brundage, A. 
E. McGlashon. 

No. 586, War Veterans, Toronto. — C. H. Reeve, F. J. 
Johnson, J. C. Judges, W. S. Duck, L. B. Curran, W. A. 
Anderson, T. J. Shea, H. K. Lamb, W. H. Smith, Sage 
Snider, H. Radermacher, R. W. Smart. 

No. 587, Patricia, Toronto. — Robt. Somerville, Alex. 
Hadden, Sam Donnan, Alex. Braidwood, S. W. Wilson, G. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 39 

A. Johnson, Wm. McMillan, E. J. Reddick, M. F. Smeall, 
H. R. Wilson, John Lewis. 

No. 588, National, Capreol. — Dawson Emerson, N. 
Nisbet. 

No. 589, Grey, Toronto.— F. E. Sillifant, J. P. C. Mac- 
Latchy, W. B. Petch, W. G. Trelford, R. A. Gregory, E. G. 
Armstrong, F. L. Hubbard, F. H. Beard. 

No. 590, Defenders, Ottawa.— W. C. N. Marriott, E. E. 
Williams. 

No. 591, North Gate, Toronto. — Robt. Cowling, John 
Cook, F. C. Irwin, J. M. B. Patterson, R. M. Sedgwick, C. 
K. F. West, A. G. Roberts, F. L. Nash, J. Cherry. 

No. 592, Fairbank, Toronto.— S. Tonkin, F. W. Farr, E. 
A. Mason, Wm. Sharpe, F. Reynolds, F. Suthers, G. G. 
Taylor, Frank Elliott. 

No. 593, St. Andrew's, Hamilton. — Jas. Baird, Jno. 
Forth, Donald Monroe, L. P. Robertson, W. H. Wallace, F. 
W. Davidson, S. Davidson, Jas. Fram. 

No. 594, Hillcrest, Hamilton. — 0. J. Newell, W. R. 

Madill, G. C. Morris, J. A. Yorick, T. Horgan, Robt. Geddes, 
J. Caskie, G. A. Sweatman, J. E. Cornfoot, Jno. Geddes, R 
L. Douglas, G. A. Grassie, E. P. Manuell. 

No. 595, Rideau, Ottawa.— S. C. Bateman, A. B. Coulter, 
A. E. Masterman, R. A. Pilgrim. 

No. 596, Martintown, Martintown. — D. S. Mcintosh. 

No. 597, Temple, London — W. J. Macaulay, W. G. 
Stewart, W. H. Rath, P. B. Fetterley. 

No. 598, Dominion, Windsor.— J. A. Wickens, C. Dun- 
field, M. Dell, D. M. Hanna, T. J. Viveash, C. Milburn. 

No. 599, Mount Dennis, Weston.— G. J. Hinton, A. Mc- 
Lean, H. M. Legard, T. S. Fordham, T. L. Haist, A. F. 
Nisbett, H. F. Sproule, F. C. Smith. 

No. 600, Maple Leaf, Toronto.— Wm. Moull, R. A. Duff, 
Jas. Herriot, W. J. Armstrong, T. J. Duff, J. Walker, J. 
Craigie. 

No. 601, St. Paul, Sarnia.— J. A. Smith, A. E. Boyd. 

No. 602, Hugh Murray, Hamilton. — A. Lavis, W. D. 
Connors, A. S. Neil, D. C. Thomson, A. N. Arnold, W. J. 
Woods, D. H. G. Fairclough. 



40 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

No. 603, Campbell, Campbellville.— Frank McNiven, E. 

D. Mahon, E. M. Readhead, T. H. Snyder. 

No. 604, Palace, Windsor. — Albert Peel, A. E. Joselin, 
A. B. Gillan, J. G. Moncrieff, F. E. Dayus, R. A. Gladstone, 
C. A. Jackson, J. L. McMullan, G. D. Howden, G. R. Jack- 
son, L. E. Chambers. 

No. 605, Melita, Toronto.— S. M. Black, N. S. Moorby, 
S. B. Watson, A. H. Gilham, W. J. Brown, D S. Linden. 

No. 606, Unity, Toronto.— W. J. Soanes, T. H. McKelvie, 
K. W. Ellsworth, H. Browning, J. T. Minaker, T. J. Hackett, 

E. Flath. 

No. 607, Golden Fleece, Toronto.— E. H. Hewgill, H. J. 
S. Rigby, R. F. Heath, R. D. Thomas, A. R. W. Dalley, W. 
G. Varty, Arthur Green, C. F. Bearden, R. H. Rice, W. 
Goodwin, H. J. Kirby, M. C. Cain, Thos. Marshall, R. Fer- 
guson. 

No. 608, Gothic, Lindsay.— B. A. Wilson, B. C. Maidens, 
H. H. McFadden, W. E. Rogers, E. D. Fulton. 

No. 609, Tavistock, Tavistock.— W. A. Murray, A. C. 

Parker, G. S. Murray, S. A. Goring, K. C. Hopkinson, S. T. 

Lovey, S. McDermott, W. J. Ratz, Fred Weston, G. L. Ratz, 
G. F. Holley. 

No. 610, Ashlar, Byron. — R. L. Irwin, D. R. Sanderson, 
W. H. Bartlett, Wm. Tanton, F. Gilbert, F. G. Fuller. 

No. 611, Huron-Bruce, Toronto.— R. C. McDermid, A. C. 
Dickson, R. I. Ferguson, F. M. Scott, B. A. Campbell. 

No. 612, Birch Cliff, Birch Cliff.— D. G. McBain, E. M. 
Baird, J. P. Henderson. 

No. 613, Fort Erie, Fort Erie.— J. A. Spencer, Chas. 
Burton, A. J. Francis, H. A. Yeo. 

No. 614, Adanac, Merritton. — S. A. Moffatt, Robt. Barr, 

F. W. Kennedy, Jas. Rennie, D. A. Cameron. 

No. 615, Dominion, Ridgeway. — J. E. Laur, D. D. Kins- 
man, M. W. Disher, A. W. Collard, K. S. Ellsworth, M. 
Stuart. 

No. 616, Perfection, St. Catharines.— G. B. McCalla, W. 
A. Anderson, W. A. Brown, B. D. Hull, A. Gill, Allan Luce, 
T. B. Griffin. 

No. 617, North Bay, North Bay.— J. A. Gibbs. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 41 

No. 618, Thunder Bay, Port Arthur.— D. R. Harrison. 

No. 619, Runnymede, Toronto.— F. F. Jollow, S. Baker, 
Wm. McDougall, A. J. Haynes, A. H. Gilham, H. S. Parkin- 
son, E. C. Roelofson, W. McK. Hamshaw, C. E. Sisson, R. A. 
Stewart, E. A. Stuart, R. E. Johnston, C. R. Davis. 

No 620, Bay of Quinte, Toronto.— T. M. Pine, C. R. 
Parliament, A. M. Thorne, A. G. Langman, J. A. M. Taylor, 
F. W. Moody, W. E. Leonard, C. G. Mikel, A. T. Bird, John 
Mack, C. W. Rous. 

No. 622, Lome, Chapleau. — L. A. Goodwin, S. W. 
McDonald. 

No. 623, Doric, Kirkland Lake.— H. G. Ginn, G. A. 
Cowie, H. S. Rood. 

No. 624, Dereham, Mount Elgin.— Wm. Stoaklev, W. L. 

Anscombe, G. T. Baskett, W. O. Harris, A. L. Ellis, J. D. 
Flanders. 

No. 625, Hatherly, Sault Ste. Marie.— F. W. Colloton, 
N. M. Menzies, W. B. Way. 

No. 627, Pelee, Scudder.— C. L. Mills, G. F. Hudson. 

No. 628, Glenrose, Elmira.— I. C. Ernst, F. C. Ruppel, 
Alex Brandt. 

No, 629, Grenville, Toronto.— W. T. Eyre, A. L. Scace, 
H. E. Brown, R. E. Storv, J. R. Moore, G. W. Keevil, O. L. 
Boyd, B. S. Sheldon. 

No. 630, Prince of Wales, Toronto.— W. Bailey, J. R. 
Bulmer, Jas. Gillespie, W. J. R. Kingston, W. A. McMaster, 
A. G. Stewart, J. C. Thompson. 

No. 631, Manitou, Emo. — W. T. Cameron. 

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

No. 634, Delta, Toronto. — A. Lawrence, John Holmes, 
A. W. Murdock, H. B. Swift, H. A. Swales, Andrew 
Summers. 

No. 635, Wellington, Toronto.— W. S. Smeliie, T. G. 
Haslam, W. M. Smeliie, J. H. Mitchell, E. Flath, W. B. 
Young, E. E. Guthrie, Thos. Rafter, A. E. Bryson. 

No. 636, Hornepayne, Hornepayne. — B. Bushel!, Thos. 
Butters, C. M. Mclntyre. 



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No. 637, Caledonia, Toronto. — John Ness, Geo. Duguid, 
L. L. Querie, J. F. Gillanders, W. G. Smith, Robt. Compton, 
Geo. McBain, T. G. Mould, R. R. Davis, W. R. Kent, D. S. 
Macdougal, A. G. Marr. 

No. 638, Bedford, Toronto.— A. J. Pirie, C. C. Tait, R. 
M. Porter, J. A. Code, Jas. Gibson, Jas. Gillies, E. A. Dickin- 
son, F. J. Graham, J. H. Cumming, D. F. Bissonnette, T. A. 
Lamon, W. J. Miller, Harry Smith, J. H. Large. 

No. 639, Beach, Hamilton Beach.— Wm. Turner, E. K. 
Buckingham, M. Pilling, B. E. Hulford, H. L. Chown, Geo. 
Powell, Wm. Hutchinson, R. D. Berry, C. R. Midgley, E. 
M. Waterbury, H. S. Marshall, A. J. Lainchbury. 

No. 640, Anthony Sayer, Mimico.— W. H. Hunter, R. H. 
Tew, J. B. Thompson. 

No. 641, Garden, Windsor.— C. C. Sales, R. J. B. Brown, 
Wm. Spooner, C. A. Baynton. 

No. 642, St. Andrew's, Windsor. — G. E. Searle, Carl 
Watson, Geo. Saundercock, Gordon Johnstone. 

No. 643, Cathedral, Toronto. — Andrew Park, A. Irvine, 
H. M. Moncrief, H. D. Dempsey, J. K. McGuire, J. G. 
Routley, A. E. MacLean, G. W. Henry, J. G. Jack, H. LeGard, 
G. S. Henry. 

No. 644, Simcoe, Toronto.— J. C. Irwin, M. J. Leather- 
dale, Geo. Montgomery, J. F. Ardill, D'Arcy Gauley, T. R. 
Black, P. J. Spring, G. M. Jebb, G. W. Richardson, W. H. 
Stoddart, W. G. Mackay, W. R. Griffith, R. G. Agnew, L. J. 
Simpson, W. F. Ronald. 

No. 645, Lake Shore, Mimico.— G. W. G. Gauld, E. C. 
Horwood, E. J. Everett, R. W. Swanton, W. E. Neilly, E. H. 
Broad. 

No. 646, Rowland, Mount Albert. — L. M. Mainprize, E. 
R. Lepard, Geo. Price, C. R. Moorhead, Ed. Haigh, Stanley 
Oldham. 

No. 647, Todmorden, Todmorden. — Hugh Miles, F. H. 
Robinson, Thos. Meakins, Herbt. Bramwell, Sam Pover, A. 
E. Powell, R. C. Eggaford, Wm. Mulholland. 

No. 648, Spruce Falls, Kapuskasing. — Jack Barrett, J. 
P. S. Ballantyne, J. H. Atkinson, G. R. Connor. 

No. 649, Temple, Oshawa.— E. A. Cooper, M. N. Jack- 
son, F. C. Davidson, L. F. McLaughlin, C. F. Cannon, C. R. 

Mcintosh. 



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No. 650, Fidelity, Toledo.— Jas. Reynolds. 

No. 651, Dentonia, Toronto. — F. S. Robinson, E. S. 
Calder, Ernest Bray, F. L. Wallace, Wm. Locke, John Dawes, 
A. W. Lawrence, W. H. Whitchurch, Harvey Stewart, Alex. 
Miller, R. J. Mawhinney, H. F. Taylor. 

No. 652, Memorial, Toronto.— John Jeffrey, W. B. John- 
ston, W. T. Boxall, John Harvey, S. Alexander, L. Gateley, * 
S. J. Boyde. 

No. 653, Scarboro, Agincourt. — R. R. Davis, L. H. 
Reesor, G. R. Mason. 

No. 654, Ancient Landmarks, Hamilton. — Wm. Turner, 
W. D. Connor, J. R. Crocker, Geo. Walker, G. T. Inch, H. F. 
Hazell, J. H. Percy, A. Neil, J. C. Cochrane, H. W. Temple, 
T. H. Ross. 

No. 655, Kingsway, Lambton Mills. — A. Murdock, S. G. 

Nicholls, R. J. Pearce, G. J. Bartholomew, A. P. Reid, C. M. 
Sinclair. 

MINUTES 

The Grand Secretary proceeded to read the 
Minutes of the last meeting - held in Toronto in July, 
1938, when it was moved by the Deputy Grand 
Master, seconded by M.W. Bro. J. A. Rowland and 
resolved: That inasmuch as the Minutes of the last 
Annual Communication 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 governing the conduct of 
the meeting were read by the Grand Secretary. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

It was moved by the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by M.W. Bro. W. H. Wardrope and unani- 
mously carried, that the Order of Business of this 
Communication be changed at the discretion of the 
Grand Master. 

THE GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS 

M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, Grand Master, then 
read his Annual Address, as follows: 



44 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

THE GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS 

Once more Grand Lodge assembles with a deep 
sense of sincere gratitude to Almighty God for a 
year of peace, progress, and comparative prosperity. 
During the twelve-month period since we last 
gathered here, alarms have been many; the world 
has been troubled by fears of impending disaster; 
men's hearts have been failing them, both literally 
and metaphorically. But, through the loving kind- 
ness of the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, we are 
able to review a good and a pleasant year and we 
are able to look with confidence for fresh inspiration 
and a new impetus for the future. 

Fresh in the minds of us all is the triumphal 
tour through Canada of His Majesty, King George 
VI, honoured Patron of Freemasonry, and Queen 
Elizabeth, his gracious and charming consort. Their 
visit to our Dominion has strengthened and 
cemented the ties, those invisible and intangible 
bonds, which make of the component parts of the 
British Empire one indivisible whole. By including 
in their itinerary the United States of America 
Their Majesties have effectively deepened the 
strong feeling of friendship which exists between 
the two great English-speaking countries. A reso- 
lution expressive of our loyalty will be presented, 
during this Annual Communication, for your 
approval. When passed, it will be forwarded to His 
Majesty. 

Some of our brethren have asked, during recent 
months, whether our Grand Lodge should take some 
part, as an organization, in welcoming Their 
Majesties to Canadian soil. The officers of one 
Canadian Grand Lodge forwarded to the Deputy 
Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Eng- 
land, who was with us at our Annual Communication 
last year, an enquiry on this point and a request for 
advice. He replied that he had consulted the high- 
est authorities in England and had been given 
definite information to the effect that official action 



TORONTO. ONTARIO. 1939 45 

by any Grand Lodge or by any section of Canadian 
Masonry would not be in order on the occasion of 
the Royal visit. Masons are such loyal subjects 
that they readily comply when a suggestion of this 
kind is made. 



Whatever concerns the Mother Grand Lodge of 
the World is of the most intimate interest to the 
Masons of Canada and we have all heard, therefore, 
with the greatest regret of the resignation as 
Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Eng- 
land of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught, 
who has held that high office for thirty-eight years. 
Advancing years have made his retirement neces- 
sary and, as we meet to-day, his successor, the 
youthful Duke of Kent, is being installed as Grand 
Master with appropriate ceremony. Our Grand 
Lodge was asked to send two representatives to 
England for the occasion and I appointed Most 
Worshipful Brother R. B. Dargavel and Most Wor- 
shipful Brother F. A. Copus as the goodwill 
ambassadors of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. They are not with us to-day 
but we know that they are performing an important 
duty in the heart of the Empire and are upholding 
the reputation of this, one of the great Grand 
Lodges of the world, at a Masonic ceremony which 
means much to the welfare of the Craft wheresoever 
dispersed over the face of the globe. During the 
day there will be despatched, if you approve, a 
cablegram bearing our congratulations and felicita- 
tions to His Royal Highness, the Duke of Kent, and 
to the United Grand Lodge of England. 

^ sjc >;: * 

Throughout the second year of my term of 
office, I have visited perhaps even more extensively 
and intensively than in my first year. It was a 
great privilege and a wonderful pleasure to go about 
through the Jurisdiction, meeting and greeting the 
brethren who make up the membership of our 
lodges. Everywhere I found abundant evidence of 
that spirit of buoyant optimism to which I made 



46 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

reference at this time last year. Sincere affection 
and unswerving loyalty are the predominant charac- 
teristics of Masons wherever I have met them. 

Accompanied by the Grand Secretary, than 
whom there could be no more agreeable and delight- 
ful travelling companion, I spent a week in the 
Nipissing East District and the Temiskaming Dis- 
trict. Meetings were held on consecutive evenings 
in North Bay, New Liskeard, Timmins, Kapuskas- 
ing, and Kirkland Lake. At another time we visited 
Sault Ste. Marie, Little Current, and Sudbury, where 
we dedicated a new and commodious lodge-room. 
At all these meetings the attendance taxed the 
capacity of the available accommodation and the 
enthusiasm displayed was really thrilling. The last 
visit of the year was made to Ionic Lodge, Rainy 
River, on June 9th and a most enjoyable visit it 
was. 

At all times I have endeavoured to make clear 
the fact that the Grand Lodge and the Grand 
Master are especially interested in the welfare of 
the smaller lodges and the lodges in the more 
sparsely settled portions of the Province. I think 
I can venture to say that, during the past two years, 
I have never declined an invitation received from a 
small lodge or from one that felt that it had at any 
time been overlooked. Three times, at least, I have 
been in Nipissing East District and twice in the 
Western District. While large city lodges should 
not be in the least neglected, one who has in his 
charge the happiness of nearly one hundred thou- 
sand Masons finds his greatest satisfaction in going 
where officers of Grand Lodge are, on account of 
the handicaps imposed by geography, rarely seen 
and seldom heard. And to meet the brethren of 
these lodges, brethren who are not, and are not 
likely to be, officers of constituent lodges but who 
are, none the less, faithful and true Masons, is to 
experience a joy and an inspiration otherwise quite 
unobtainable. Such brethren are the foundation- 
stones of our Order. We are all on the level when 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 47 

we try each to do his duty in the sphere in which he 
finds himself. It has been said that the Grand 
Master brings inspiration and stimulus to the lodge 
or the district which he visits. My experience has 
been that the Grand Master receives new inspira- 
tion, renewed energy, and heightened hope in meet- 
ing the brethren upon whose friendship, respect, 
and loyalty his strength depends. 

In an attempt to emulate the example of our 
ancient brethren who tried to do a little more than 
was expected or required of them, I undertook to 
visit, in June of this year, the Annual Communica- 
tions of the Grand Lodges of Manitoba, Saskatch- 
ewan, and Alberta. From each had come a rather 
urgent invitation and I was anxious to renew my 
acquaintanceship and friendship with Grand Mas- 
ters, past, present, and future, of these Grand 
Lodges. The tour occupied three weeks but it 
seemed to be very much worthwhile. It greatly 
strengthened one's conviction regarding the essen- 
tial unity and cohesion for which our Order has 
always been famous. To be obliged, on one occasion, 
to introduce the Grand Master from one Province 
to the Grand Master from an adjoining Province 
gave me the feeling that I have been able to build 
up, in recent years, a fairly wide Masonic acquain- 
tanceship throughout the Dominion. Last year the 
long trip was to the East; this year to the West. 
In East and in West the Masonic spirit is the same 
and the twain are always willing to meet. Certainly, 
there is no lack of unity among the Grand Lodges 
of Canada. Mutual respect, admiration, and confi- 
dence characterize the attitude of each to all and 
of all to each. Perhaps it is at this point that I 
should announce to you that, on June 15th, I was 
elected an Honorary Past Grand Master of the 
Grand Lodge of Alberta, and, a week later, was 
elected to the same position in the Grand Lodge of 
Saskatchewan, honours and distinctions which I 
highly prize. 

With the Grand Secretary I visited the Grand 
Lodge of Quebec, the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, 



48 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

and the Grand Lodge of Michigan. Indeed, we were 
twice in Michigan for, on April 26th, we joined with 
the Grand Master of that State and with the 
brethren of Zion Lodge No. 1, Detroit, in celebrating 
the one hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary of 
the founding of that lodge which began as a British 
army lodge in what was then British territory. 

True it is that I have travelled much and it is 
equally true that I have learned much by observa- 
tion and in conversation with officers of other Grand 
Lodges. If it be a fact, and it is, that a man's great- 
est asset consists in the friends he has made, I have, 
through the kindness of my brethren, become 
wealthy; for I am proud to think that I have 
acquired many good friends. If we encourage our 
lodges to interchange visits and if we commend, as 
we do, intervisiting between lodges on opposite sides 
of the international border, it follows that we 
should foster fraternal visiting between Grand 
Lodges. 

* * ♦ 4s 

The benevolence of our Grand Lodge is wide- 
spread, effective, and large in the amount of money 
disbursed. Benevolence has become one of the most 
important of our activities. Yet it is to be hoped 
that there will not appear a tendency to regard the 
Craft as a philanthropic institution in the monetary 
sense. If some men join our Order with the purpose 
of making their future and that of their families 
secure; if uney sign petitions for membership as 
they would sign applications for life insurance; if 
they are, though they do not admit it, really in- 
fluenced by mercenary motives, then the Craft will 
begin to lose its power, will be hampered in attain- 
ing its objective. For benevolence is by no means 
our chief function. Masonry "owes no man any- 
thing but to love one another". Our fundamental 
principles are brotherly love, relief, and truth. Nor 
is relief always, nor necessarily, a matter of money. 
One Mason may give relief to another by sympathy, 
by friendship, by advice, by standing loyally at his 
side in time of trouble without the expenditure of a 



TORONTO. ONTARIO. 1939 49 

single dollar, by giving that type of relief which is 
priceless, whose value is above rubies. 

Why did "accepted" Masons originally seek 
admission to our Craft? Surely because they real- 
ized, consciously or possibly unconsciously, that the 
principles which our operative brethren used in 
building stately edifices were equally applicable in 
the building of character, of personality; were use- 
ful and necessary in the development of a happy 
life — the final objective of all human beings. In the 
minds of those brethren there existed no mercenary 
motive. 

Why should a man seek admission to Masonry 
to-day? Certainly not with any thought of mon- 
etary gain. If he has heard of our distribution of 
benevolence, he should not come with the hope that 
some day he may participate therein. Rather should 
he desire to assist in providing, perhaps in a small 
way, means to augment that benevolence. But are 
we not told that a man should be impelled to seek 
admission because he realizes that the membership 
of the lodge is made up of men who are trying to 
do their best, who are trying to be honourable and 
honest men? Explicitly we are reminded that an 
applicant comes because he has formed a favourable 
opinion of Masons and of Masonry. He should realize, 
dimly it may be, that membership in a lodge will 
enable him, if he takes advantage of his opportun- 
ities, to begin to live the life of the spirit rather 
than the life of the flesh — the material life. The 
life of the spirit begins in unselfishness; the life of 
the flesh, in selfishness. 

Now there is the real reason that our Grand 
Lodge does not publish to the world, nor even to the 
members of the Craft, the details of our benevolent 
work. Indeed, we are somewhat reticent, as a rule, 
in stating the total amount of the funds used for 
the relief of our aged, infirm, indigent, and depen- 
dent brethren or their families. This assistance 
must never be regarded (and sometimes it is, un- 



50 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

fortunately, so regarded) as the right of a prospec- 
tive recipient nor as an obligation on the part of the 
Order. If such were the case, what would differen- 
tiate Masonry from a commercial concern distribu- 
ting benefits for value received? During the year 
I have received so many letters from people who 
demanded assistance as a right, who thought that 
relief in money should be forthcoming without ques- 
tion because dues had been paid over a period of 
years, that I am convinced of the necessity for clear 
thinking on this matter. Materialism, unchecked, 
will undermine the foundations of Masonry. Form- 
erly it was my opinion, as it is the opinion now of 
many, that publicity should be given, within the 
ranks of the Craft, to the great work we are doing 
in benevolence in order that the brethren might 
have one more reason to be proud of the Order to 
which they belong. But now it seems as clear as 
daylight that we must continue to prevent our right 
hand from knowing what our left hand is doing and 
that we must resist any tendency to exalt benevo- 
lence beyond its proper place in the varied and 
comprehensive service which Masonry renders to 
those who understand its mission. 



So numerous have been the ignorant and vindic- 
tive attacks made during recent years against our 
Order and so widespread for that reason is misun- 
dc :tanding of our objectives and of our achieve- 
ments that the Grand Lodges of England, Scotland, 
and Ireland, our Mother Grand Lodges, thought it 
necessary and desirable to prepare, in collaboration, 
a concise statement of the aims of the Craft and 
this was issued to the world last September by the 
United Grand Lodge of England. This statement 
appeared to me to be at once so concise, accurate, 
and comprehensive that I distributed it, through the 
Grand Secretary's office, to every lodge in our 
Grand Jurisdiction. Many lodges had it reprinted 
for distribution to every member. Though nearly 
every Mason is now familiar with this statement, I 
reproduce it here in order that it may be recorded 
in permanent form. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 51 

AIMS AND RELATIONSHIPS 

OF THE CRAFT 

"From time to time the United Grand 
Lodge of England has deemed it desirable to 
set forth in precise form the aims of Free- 
masonry as consistently practised under its 
Jurisdiction since it came into being as an or- 
ganized body in 1717, and also to define the 
principles governing its relations with those 
other Grand Lodges with which it is in fraternal 
accord. 

"In view of representations which have 
been received, and of statements recently issued 
which have distorted or obscured the true 
objects of Freemasonry, it is once again con- 
sidered necessary to emphasize certain funda- 
mental principles of the Order. 

"The first condition of admission into, and 
membership of, the Order is a belief in the 
Supreme Being. This is essential and admits 
of no compromise. 

"The Bible, referred to by Freemasons as 
the Volume of the Sacred Law, is always open 
in the Lodges. Every candidate is required to 
take his obligation on that book or on the 
Volume which is held by his particular creed to 
impart sanctity to an oath or promise taken 
upon it. 

"Everyone who enters Freemasonry is, at 
the outset, strictly forbidden to countenance 
any act which may have a tendency to subvert 
the peace and good order of society; he must 
pay due obedience to the law of any state in 
which he resides or which may afford him pro- 
tection, and he must never be remiss in the 
allegiance due to the Sovereign of his native 
land. 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

"While English Freemasonry thus incul- 
cates in each of its members the duties of 
loyalty and citizenship, it reserves to the indi- 
vidual the right to hold his own opinion with 
regard to public affairs. But neither in any 
Lodge, nor at any time in his capacity as a 
Freemason, is he permitted to discuss or to ad- 
vance his views on theological or political 
questions. 

"The Grand Lodge has always consistently 
refused to express any opinion on questions of 
foreign or domestic state policy either at home 
or abroad, and it will not allow its name to be as- 
sociated with any action, however humanitarian 
it may appear to be, which infringes its unalter- 
able policy of standing aloof from every ques- 
tion affecting the relations between one 
government and another, or between political 
parties, or questions as to rival theories of 
government. 

"The Grand Lodge is aware that there do 
exist Bodies, styling themselves Freemasons, 
which do not adhere to these principles, and 
while that attitude exists the Grand Lodge of 
England refuses absolutely to have any rela- 
tions with such Bodies, or to regard them as 
Freemasons. 

"The Grand Lodge of England is a Sov- 
ereign and independent Body practising Free- 
masonry only within the three Degrees and 
only within the limits defined in its Constitu- 
tion as 'pure Antient Masonry.' It does not 
recognize or admit the existence of any superior 
Masonic authority, however styled. 

"On more than one occasion the Grand 
Lodge has refused, and will continue to refuse, 
to participate in Conferences with so called 
International Associations claiming to represent 
Freemasonry, which admit to membership 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 53 

Bodies failing- to conform strictly to the prin- 
ciples upon which the Grand Lodge of England 
is founded. The Grand Lodge does not admit 
any such claim, nor can its views be represented 
by any such Association. 

"There is no secret with regard to any of 
the basic principles of Freemasonry, some of 
which have been stated above. The Grand 
Lodge will always consider the recognition of 
those Grand Lodges which profess, and prac- 
tise, and can show that they have consistently 
professed and practised those established and 
unaltered principles, but in no circumstances 
will it enter into discussion with a view to any 
new or varied interpretation of them. They 
must be accepted and practised wholeheartedly 
and in their entirety by those who desire to be 
recognized as Freemasons by the United Grand 
Lodge of England." 

When I have been asked, as several times has 
happened, what attitude Masonry takes toward 
some political or semi-political cause or what 
Masonry is doing to assist some humanitarian move- 
ment which has political or governmental aspects, 
my answer has been to hand the questioner a copy 
of the above statement. The Craft survives, and 
has through the centuries survived, only because it 
avoids the discussion of political and sectarian prob- 
lems. Of this we need periodical reminders in 
stirring times like these. 

^i He ;j; ^ 

Our District Deputy Grand Masters have 
served Grand Lodge well throughout the year. 
Occasionally the suggestion has been made that I 
set down in writing what, in my opinion, the qualifi- 
cations of a District Deputy Grand Master should 
be. In the first place, he is responsible for the 
accuracy and the uniformity of the ritual used in 
conferring degrees. Nothing can be substituted for 
the ability to confer a degree in a "letter-perfect" 
and an impressive manner. The District Deputy 
Grand Master does not himself confer degrees but 



54 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

he must know how this should be done and must be 
quick to detect and to correct errors that occur. His 
procedure in making corrections should at all times 
be kindly and tactful; if he hurts the feelings of an 
officer of a lodge, he has failed to carry out his 
duties properly. 

In our system the District Deputy Grand Mas- 
ter is at one and the same time the choice of the 
brethren of his District and the personal represen- 
tative of the Grand Master in that District. In the 
latter capacity he is entrusted with a part of the 
authority of the Grand Master. Therefore, he 
should be exceedingly careful in giving instructions 
or in announcing decisions. It goes without saying 
that he should know thoroughly the Constitution, 
the rulings of Grand Masters, and the landmarks of 
the Craft. A District Deputy Grand Master, who 
does or says a foolish thing occasionally or who acts 
as a dictator might act, causes a great deal of 
trouble. Masons can be led, can be influenced and 
guided by one who exercises good judgment and 
intelligent diplomacy but they can never be driven 
or coerced. A District Deputy Grand Master must 
never be above asking advice. The brethren give 
honour, respect, esteem, and affection to a ruler in 
the Craft who shows himself to be their friend but 
they expect him to exercise his authority with 
humility, to carry out his duties with intelligence, 
and to assume his responsibility with a due sense 
of the importance of his position. 

The office of District Deputy Grand Master is 
one of honour and of responsibility. If he gives 
due attention to the responsibility and forgets, from 
his own personal standpoint, the honour, that very 
honour will be his in almost overwhelming measure. 
It is not absolutely essential that he be a fluent 
speaker, though the ability to express himself before 
an audience of his brethren and to convey his ideas 
to them clearly, forcefully, and in a pleasing manner, 
is, as a rule, desirable. He should not have sought 
election nor have asked for the votes of his brethren 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 55 

nor, on the other hand, should he have neglected 
opportunities to enable his brethren to make his 
acquaintance. When asked by the Past Masters, 
first, of his own lodge and then of other lodges, to 
stand for election, he should do so, provided that his 
chief desire is to serve the Craft rather than to 
achieve his own advancement. When elected, and 
confirmed by the Grand Master, he should realize 
that he is charged with the promotion of the wel- 
fare of the Craft in his District. The District 
Deputy Grand Master is the friend of every Master 
of every lodge in his District but he never overlooks 
the junior officers nor the brethren who are not 
officers. For we are all on the level. As personal 
representative of the Grand Master, the ruler of the 
Craft in each District will be careful to see that the 
entertainment during the refreshment hour is whole- 
some and clean. Occasionally, a Master becomes un- 
wisely over-enthusiastic, thinks he has an original 
idea, and arranges for a type of pseudo-entertain- 
ment which is not in keeping with the dignity of 
Masonry. Again, there is rarely any excuse for pro- 
longing any meeting to a late hour. A Master, who 
opens his lodge punctually and who does not waste 
time nor allow others to do so, can be strong enough 
to carry all arrangements through to a happy con- 
clusion and to please his brethren by dismissing 
them at an early hour. Nor is it necessary to 
eliminate any part of any degree in order to do 
this. The District Deputy Grand Master will 
counsel the Masters in all matters of this kind; 
will look into the financial affairs of each lodge 
in his District; will encourage intervisiting among 
lodges;, will be a patron and an inspirer of Masonic 
education and reading; will see to it, so far as he 
can, that the brethren practise brotherly love and 
relief and that, like all good Masons, they seek 
truth. 



Toronto District D. in particular and this Grand 
Jurisdiction in general suffered a severe loss in the 
sudden passing, on May 31st, of the District Deputy 
Grand Master of that District, R. W T . Bro. Douglas 



56 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Guy McGregor. He was still a young man, only 
forty-seven years of age; he was born in Brantford 
and spent most of his boyhood and youth in Fergus; 
He was a Past Master of Wellington Lodge, No. 635, 
Toronto. As District Deputy Grand Master he had 
earned, and had been abundantly accorded, the 
esteem and the affection of his brethren. He was 
active in the social, athletic, and philanthropic life 
of the city in which he lived and was particularly 
interested in the welfare of young men and boys. 
He was generous in assisting those in need. He 
served Masonry well and will be greatly missed. In 
the Report of the Committee on the Fraternal 
Dead due tribute to him will be paid. I speak for 
this Grand Lodge when I say that to his wife and 
to his three children our sincere fraternal sympathy 
is extended. It is my sad duty to recommend that 
the rank of a Past District Deputy Grand Master 
be posthumously conferred. 

Equally sudden and equally sad was the death 
of W. Bro. John Gourlay, the Worshipful Master 
of Cathedral Lodge, No. 643, Toronto. It is also 
my duty to recommend the conferring of the rank 
of a Past Master in this case. 



The new Funeral Service and the Memorial Ser- 
vice, which were prepared last year by the Right 
Reverend and Right Worshipful Brother W. C. 
White, our Grand Chaplain of that year, and which 
were adopted by Grand Lodge at the Annual Com- 
munication of 1938, have been widely used and have 
been found to be most impressive and exceedingly 
well adapted to their purpose. Grand Lodge owes 
a deep debt of gratitude to R. W. Brother Bishop 
White for the time, thought, and labour he expended 
in improving the former Service and in creating the 

latter. 

* * * * 

Questions of procedure in the conduct of 
masonic funerals come up frequently. For example, 
I was asked on three different occasions whether 
the pallbearers must all be Masons. Again, a Dis- 
trict Deputy Grand Master asked whether there 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 57 

would be any objection to having a band lead the 
funeral procession. Remembering that M. W. 
Brother Copus had given a good deal of attention, 
during his term of office, to procedure in such cases, 
I asked for his advice. It was as follows: ''It strikes 
me that it is definitely straining matters to object 
to the presence of a band, whether masonic or other- 
wise, at the head of a masonic funeral procession. 
After all, the band is usually paid for its services 
and is, therefore, in exactly the same position as the 
drivers of the cars or other persons who are receiv- 
ing remuneration for their services in connection 
with the funeral." M. W. Bro. Copus also suggested 
that, if there was, some years ago, a ruling that 
pallbearers on such occasions must all be Masons, 
that ruling should now be reversed. "There is 
nothing particularly sacrosanct about the public 
portion of a masonic funeral service," he wrote. "All 
that needs to be guarded against is that it should 
be held strictly as a Craft function without the in- 
trusion of other societies, whether masonic or not." 

Fortified with this advice, I ruled that there is 
no objection to using a band to lead a masonic 
funeral procession and that the pallbearers need not 
be Masons. I trust that this ruling will be approved 
and that it will be brought to the attention of all 
lodges. It has always seemed heartless to me that 
relatives of the deceased should be prohibited from 
serving as pallbearers merely on the ground that 
thev are not Masons. 



Acting on behalf of Grand Lodge and with the 
assistance and co-operation of many of the officers 
of Grand Lodge, I laid the corner-stone of College 
Avenue Public School, Trenton, on September 16th, 
1938, in accordance with the ritual prescribed by 
Grand Lodge for such ceremonies. It is some years 
since Grand Lodge has taken charge of such a cere- 
mony but it seems to me most fitting that Masonry 
should demonstrate in this way, when asked to do 
so, its interest in education. 



5S GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Our Grand Junior Warden, R. W. Bro. J. A. M. 
Hay, was not able to be present for installation and 
investiture at our Annual Communication last year. 
To M. W. Bro. Copus I entrusted the responsibility 
of conducting this ceremony at an emergent meeting 
of Victory Lodge, No. 563, Chatham, on October 
20th, 1938. 

Three of our Grand Stewards passed to the 
Grand Lodge Above during the year, to the sorrow 
of the members of the lodges of which they were 
members. These were V. W. Bro. P. J. F. Houston 
of Toronto ; V. W. Bro. John Miller of Cobourg ; and 
V. W. Bro. G. M. Petrie of Clarkson. Suitable trib- 
ute to their worth and work will be found in the 
Report of the Committee on the Fraternal Dead. I 
replaced them with three worshipful brethren who 
had rendered faithful service to their lodges and to 
the Craft over a long period of years. These are V. 
W. Bro. Geo. W. Polden of St. John's Lodge, No. 104, 
Norwich ; V. W. Bro. W. D. Fair of Clinton Lodge, 
No. 84, Clinton; and V. W. Bro. W.H. Morden of 
Oakville Lodge, No. 400, Oakville. 

During the year there passed away the repre- 
sentatives near this Grand Lodge of five of the 
Grand Lodges with which we enjoy fraternal rela- 
tions. Their biographies and their services to the 
Craft are duly recorded in the Report of the Com- 
mittee on the Fraternal Dead. In their places I 
recommended the following and my nominations 
have been cordially accepted by the Grand Lodges 
mentioned. These are as follows: Minnesota — R. W. 
Bro. James McCullough, New Liskeard; Oregon — 
R. W. Bro. Chas. E. Clements, Chatham; New South 
Wales— V. W. Bro. W. T. Robb, Orangeville; Ecua-. 
dor — R. W. Bro. James N. Allan, Dunnville; Mexico 
(York)— R. W. Bro. H. F. Goodfellow, Sault Ste. 
Marie; Maine — R. W. Bro. J. R. Crocker, Hamilton. 

I recommend that W. Bro. Harry Maddock of 
Middlesex Lodge, No. 379, Bryanstown, be accorded 
the rank of a Past Master although, on account of 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 59 

an unfortunate incident which in no way concerned 
him, he served only eleven months as Worshipful 
Master of his lodge. That lodge suddenly found 
itself without a Master, elected Bro. Maddock on 
January 12th, 1938, and he was installed on Febru- 
ary 9th, 1938. He served as Master with credit to 
himself and profit to his lodge. 

Some years ago Grand Lodge arranged for the 
appointment, from time to time, to honorary mem- 
bership on the Board of General Purposes, of mem- 
bers of that Board who had served long and faith- 
fully. There are now three honorary members and the 
Constitution makes five the maximum number. In 
point of years the two senior members of our Board 
are Right Worshipful Brother G. C. Bonnycastle and 
Right Worshipful Brother J. Birnie Smith. The 
former has been for some years Chairman of the 
Committee on Warrants; the latter has served for 
many years as Chairman of the Committee on Print- 
ing and Supplies. I recommend that, in tribute to 
their meritorious service, they be appointed honor- 
ary members of the Board of General Purposes. 

A Grand Master of this Grand Lodge has many 
and varied duties; he receives a great many letters 
and is expected to answer a great many questions. 
At our Annual Communications in years past, sug- 
gestions have occasionally been made with a view 
to lightening the burden which rests on his shoul- 
ders. I suggest that a Custodian of the Work be 
appointed. This official would serve, of course, 
without any remuneration whatever. His duty it 
would be to answer questions regarding the ritual 
of our ceremonies and to instruct the District Dep- 
uty Grand Masters during each Annual Communica- 
tion. This instruction, it will be agreed, should be 
given by the same official over a period of years in 
order that uniformity may be preserved. The Cus- 
todian of the Work would also read the printers 
proof of the ritual of our ceremonies whenever it is 
necessary that these be re-printed and would see 
that no errors creep in as has sometimes happened 



60 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

in earlier years. The appointment of the Custodian 
of the Work might well be entrusted to the Past 
Grand Masters as they are responsible, collectively, 
for the ritual of our various ceremonies. 



Once during the year I was told of what seemed 
to me to be almost an incredible situation. The 
story was that the Master of a certain lodge was in 
arrears for his dues — rather badly in arrears! How 
anyone can possess such a dulled and petrified sense 
of what is right and honest and proper is beyond 
the comprehension of most of us ! One can imagine 
an officer of a lodge being unemployed and really 
unable to pay his dues but one would think that, if 
such were the case, he would be manly enough and 
straightforward enough to arrange to have his dues 
remitted in the meantime on the understanding that 
the amount would be paid when his circumstances 
improved. It is sincerely to be hoped that there is 
no other such officer anywhere in this Grand Juris- 
diction. As a rule, men can find money to pay for 
what they really want and it seems rather close to 
dishonesty to be remiss in payment of dues. 



I wish I were able to impress upon every Mason 
in this Grand Jurisdiction the fact that he is missing 
something really worthwhile if he has not read "The 
History of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Pro- 
vince of Ontario." It is a book which everyone 
should possess for himself in order that it may be 
used as a book of reference. The cost is one dollar 
and the Grand Secretary still has some on hand. It 
is a most interesting book ; in it are to be found 
the answers to many questions which earnest 
Masons ask. M. W. Bro. Herrington has kindly 
written the history of the decade which has elapsed 
since his book was published and it is hoped that it 
may be possible to print a supplement in the not 
very distant future. If this is done, a copy of the 
supplement will be supplied to everyone who has 
purchased the book. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 61 

The Committee on the Library again reports 
an increase in the circulation of books. This is 
gratifying. If Masons will read books and periodi- 
cals dealing with the history, the symbolism, the 
philosophy, and the current affairs of our Craft, 
they will be more anxious to attend their lodges, 
more ready to practise earnestly the tenets and prin- 
ciples of the fraternity, more proud of the fact that 
they are Masons. Some brethren in distant parts 
of Ontario have told me that two weeks is not a 
sufficiently long period for loan of a book, on account 
of the time taken in transportation. I commend 
this suggestion to the consideration of the Com- 
mittee on the Library. 

The Committee on Masonic Education reports a 
reasonably successful year, a year of progress, and 
a year of sustained effort. In any educational en- 
deavour there are cycles of enthusiasm and of com- 
parative apathy. Almost everywhere I have gone 
throughout the Jurisdiction someone has asked me 
when the third Manual will be published. In the 
near future it should be possible, I hope, to have 
that Manual prepared, printed, and distributed. Then 
the first two Manuals might be revised and all three 
might some time be combined in one volume. In 
spite of the contrary opinion of some progressive, 
professional educators, instructors, especially volun- 
tary instructors, still require text-books for their 
guidance. Lodges there are, in city and in country, 
in which Masonic Education has become an integral 
part of the year's programme. The Grand Lodges 
I was privileged to visit last June are all giving time 
and energy to the promotion of Masonic Education. 

To Beaver Lodge, Thornbury, we all tender our 
sincere sympathy in the loss suffered when, a few 
months ago, its hall and equipment were destroyed 
by fire. With true masonic optimism the members 
of this lodge at once proceeded to obtain new quar- 
ters and they expect soon to be in a new and more 
commodious home. 



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Through the District Deputy Grand Master of 
the Algoma District, Right Worshipful Brother R. 
B. Pow, I received a petition for the formation cf 
a new lodge in Geraldton, a populous mining centre 
about 170 miles from Fort William. When the Grand 
Secretary reported that all the prescribed and 
requisite formalities had been complied with, I 
issued the dispensation. In frontier outposts Mas- 
onry is highly prized by its members and there it :s 
that the Craft does some of its best work. 



Our Grand Chaplain, R. W. Bro. S. L. W. 
Harton, is entitled to the gratitude and the com- 
mendation of Grand Lodge for the fine piece of 
work he has done. Having this year no church, on 
account of an illness suffered some time ago, he had 
time to render a service peculiarly pertinent to his 
office. He visited twenty-two or more of our Dis- 
tricts, preached at masonic church services, spoke 
at meetings of lodges, and did whatever he had 
opportunity to do for the good of the Craft. His 
enthusiasm for Masonry induced him to devote his 
talents to the enlightenment and the enjoyment of 
his brethren. We all hope that his none too rugged 
health has not been impaired thereby. 

N* ♦ ♦ # 

May I remind the brethren, once again, that 
most of my predecessors have stressed the impor- 
tance of church attendance? And I have done my 
best to follow their example. Earl Baldwin of 
Bewdley, renowned statesman and gifted thinker, 
speaking some weeks ago in the University of 
Toronto, impressed upon those who listened to his 
address the salient fact that, if the world is to 
return to sanity and to stability, a first essential is 
the rebuilding, the spiritual rebuilding, of the 
church and a return to the homely virtues prized 
and practised by our fathers, our grandfathers, and 
those before them. Our generation worships accel- 
eration. We who are Masons must give time and 
thought to a better way. The type of religion 
which is overwhelming, all-absorbing, and almost 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 63 

fanatical, practised, taught, and talked about by 
some extremists, may have driven many good men 
away from participation in the means provided for 
the practice of real religion. But religion is a normal 
function of a healthy-minded human being. Sectar- 
ianism and the discussion thereof have no place in 
Masonry but true religion is vital to every Mason. 
Our Order is the handmaid of the Church. For our 
own sake, for the safety of the next generation, 
for the welfare of the world, each Mason should do 
his share towards making effective the work of our 

churches. 

* * * * 

"In our day some avoid the Church because of 
the 'black sheep' ; others find fault with the 'pious'. 
Some say that the Church is sombre and other- 
worldly ; others complain that the Church is too calm 
and joyful amidst the world's misery. True, the 
Church is both solemn and joyful. So is Nature — 
sunshine and shadow. Even so is family life — a 
mixture of great sorrows and even greater joys. 
People may not with delicate choice pick their way 
into the Kingdom. It is a place for the whole- 
hearted. How much fairer the attitude of the 
Scotch woman who had disagreed with her minister. 
On seeing her in church the following Sunday, he 
expressed surprise, to which she retorted, 'Young 
man, my quarrel was with you, not with the Lord'." 



The cordial co-operation I have enjoyed on the 
part of all my brethren, throughout my term of 
office, will always be to me the most pleasant of 
memories. To the Past Grand Masters let me try 
to express my deepest gratitude for their loyal sup- 
port, their fidelity, and their generous assistance and 
advice at all times generously given. The Grand 
Treasurer has guarded our investments and our 
general financial structure with expert care. Grand 
Lodge is more fortunate than most of us realize 
in having a Mason of his experience and his wisdom 
in charge of our funds. Moreover, he is always 
willing to assist with his good counsel those who 
seek his assistance regarding problems that have to 



64 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

do with the welfare of the Craft. The Supervisor 
of Benevolence has carried on his marvelously effec- 
tive work in such a manner as to win the esteem 
and the applause of his brethren. 



V. W. Bro. George A. Kingston rendered a fine 
patriotic service when he composed a beautiful and 
appropriate ode entitled, "To Their Majesties." This 
ode I sent out, with his kind and generous permis- 
sion, to all the lodges with my semi-annual letter 
in which I suggested that it be sung after the loyal 
toast at meetings held within the duration of the 
Royal visit. It was printed on the summonses of 
many lodges and was lustily sung at many meetings. 

To the Past Masters' Association of Toronto, to 
the one hundred and twelve lodges of the four 
Toronto Districts, and to the special committees and 
sub-committees which have made all arrangements 
for this Annual Communication our cordial thanks 
are due and are hereby tendered. R. W. Bro. W. J. 
Moore has spared neither time nor labour to make 
a success of the banquet to be held this evening. 
The Toronto brethren have perfected a smooth- 
working piece of machinery for the accommodation 
of Grand Lodge whenever we choose to meet in this 

City. 

* * * * 

In February of each year the Grand Masters 
and the Grand Secretaries of all the Grand Lodges 
in the United States meet in Washington for a con- 
ference. Last year and this year an invitation came 
to us to be present at this important gathering but, 
unfortunately, I was unable to accept on either 
occasion. However, the Grand Secretary very kindly 
went and he has reported that the time was most 
profitably and pleasurably spent. All Canadian 
Grand Lodges have been invited to become members 
of this conference and I should like to be allowed 
to recommend that our Grand Lodge accept the invi- 
tation and pay the membership fee. Not only is 
there much to be learned but participation in such 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 65 

a gathering helps to bind in closer unity the Masons 
of the English-speaking world. 

^ ^ ^ sfc 

In one or two of our cities there are groups of 
Masons, members in good standing in different 
lodges, who journey about from time to time con- 
ferring degrees in our own Grand Jurisdiction and 
sometimes exemplifying our degrees in other Grand 
Jurisdictions. Their activities in our own Jurisdic- 
tion concern the lodges which invite and entertain 
them. But there is a ruling to the effect that, when 
one of our lodges visits a lodge in another Grand 
Jurisdiction, the permission of our Grand Master 
and also the permission of the Grand Master of the 
Jurisdiction visited, must first be obtained. Surely 
the same regulation should apply to these groups of 
Masons. I rule, therefore, that when a group of 
Masons arranges to visit outside our Grand Jurisdic- 
tion for the purpose of exemplifying a degree, the 
leader or the secretary of the group must write to 
our Grand Secretary outlining in full the procedure 
contemplated and requesting him to obtain, for the 
proposed visit, the permission of our Grand Master 
as well as that of the Grand Master in whose Juris- 
diction the group wishes to visit. 

sfc % ♦ *K 

Masons delight to honour the veterans of the 
Craft. No information so gladdens the heart of our 
Grand Secretary as does a letter which indicates 
that a member of one of our lodges has completed 
fifty years in Masonry and is entitled to a Veteran's 
Medal. To the Grand Master no privilege excels 
that of being allowed to present, on behalf of Grand 
Lodge, a medal to a brother who has been a Mason 
for half a century. 

The Constitution has nothing to say regarding 
these Veteran's Medals but our present regulations 
are rigid. As a result, these regulations seem to 
prevent justice being done in certain special cases. 
I ask for no shortening of the time; not even a 
month less than the half century should, in my 
opinion, be overlooked. But there are cases in which 



66 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

there has been an unavoidable or a justifiable hiatus 
in a veteran's masonic life or, again, there are those 
who have been made Masons in some recognized 
Grand Jurisdiction, who have served a few years 
there and the greater part of the half century here. 
I recommend that the Grand Master be allowed to 
exercise his own good judgment in special cases and 
to award the Veteran's Medal even if the require- 
ments have not been exactly and technically com- 
plied with, provided always that at least fifty years 
have elapsed since the brother was initiated. I 
further recommend that each special case be consid- 
ered on its own merits and that no such special case 
be used or considered as a precedent in the consider- 
ation of other cases. 



At all times and in all places, in emergencies 
and in matters of routine, the Grand Secretary has 
been to me a tower of strength, a loyal supporter, a 
friend and a brother. His legal training is an inval- 
uable asset to Grand Lodge. The work of his office, 
his correspondence, everything that pertains to his 
duties — and more — he has promptly, efficiently, and 
cheerfully performed. He has addressed most 
acceptably a great many meetings and has greatly 
pleased the brethren whenever he has visited lodges 

and Districts. 

* * * * 

The Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of 
Ontario is in membership, and perhaps one may ven- 
ture to say in achievement also, one of the great 
Grand Lodges of the world. Only six or, at most, 
seven exceed it in the number of members. This 
year it is eighty-four years old. On June 25th many 
of us journeyed to St. John's cemetery at Wood- 
house, near Simcoe, to pay our tribute of respect 
to the memory of our First Grand Master. He and 
those associated with him laid the foundations of 
this Grand Lodge. We are doing our part to carry 
on the building of the superstructure. Let me say 
again, as I said last year, that Masonry is definitely 
on the upgrade in this Grand Jurisdiction. Masonry 
is going on to new and greater triumphs. Long may 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 67 

the Craft flourish ! Good luck to you all ! God bless 
you all! 



To-morrow I hand over the gavel to my succes- 
sor with my most cordial good wishes. May he enjoy 
a prosperous and a happy term ! I retire from office 
without any feeling of regret, because I have given 
my best. Such as it was, however it may ul- 
timately be appraised, it - was my best. And I 
step back without any feeling of relief, because 
the task has not been unduly burdensome; there 
was much joy in it; the two years have passed 
with amazing swiftness. The associations and 
the friendships formed during the past two 
years I shall always cherish. From this time on I 
serve the Craft and I serve Grand Lodge in a 
humbler capacity but I hope still to serve. I look 
forward to attending my own lodge — perhaps I 
should say my own lodges — regularly, as an ordinary 
member. I am inclined to think that one can really 
best serve the Craft by regular attendance upon the 
meetings of his own lodge. And this ancient Craft 
is well worth serving for it is doing a work which 
none of us can accurately evaluate. Masonry is not 
simply an organization ; it is a fraternity which has 
attracted men and will continue to attract because 
it is founded upon principles which are vital to 
mankind, principles which are as old and as new as 
humanity itself. 

W. J. DUNLOP, 

Grand Master. 



RULINGS 

It is permissible to have a band at a masonic 
funeral and it is not necessary that the members 
of the band be Masons. 



68 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

2. The pallbearers who participate in a masonic 
funeral need not be Masons. 

3. If a group of Masons wishes to visit a lodge or 
lodges in another Grand Jurisdiction for the pur- 
pose of exemplifying a degree, the group must, 
through the Grand Secretary, obtain the permis- 
sion of the Grand Masters of both Grand 
Jurisdictions. 

At the conclusion of the Grand Master's Ad- 
dress M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington moved, seconded 
by the Deputy Grand Master that the Grand 
Master appoint a committee to consider and report 
on his address. The motion was carried. 

The Grand Master appointed M.W. Bro. W. S. 
Herrington Chairman of the committee composed of 
all Past Grand Masters in attendance at Grand 
Lodge. 

APPENDIX 

Dedications 

The following lodge rooms have been dedicated: 

Westport Lodge, No. 441, Westport, on Friday, 
Sept. 16th, 1938, by R.W. Bro. J. A. Dobbie, 
Deputy Grand Master. 

Nickel Lodge, No. 427, Sudbury, on Wednesday, 
Oct. 19th, 1938, by the Grand Master. 

Teeswater Lodge, No. 276, Teeswater, on Wednes- 
day, Nov. 2nd, by the Grand Master. 

Scarboro Lodge, No. 653, Agincourt, on Wednesday, 
Nov. 16th, 1938, by the Grand Master. 

Stamford Lodge, No. 626, Stamford Centre, on 
Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 1938, by the Grand 
Master. 

Richardson Lodge, No. 136, Stouffville, on Friday, 
April 21st, 1939, by the Grand Master. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 69 

Corner Stone 

The Corner Stone of the New Public School at 
Trenton was laid with Masonic Ceremony by the 
Grand Master, M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, on Friday, 
Sept. 16th, 1938. 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

On the recommendation of the Grand Masters 
concerned, commissions were issued to the follow- 
ing brethren to act as Grand Representatives of 
this Grand Lodge near their respective Grand 
Lodges : 

Indiana Orvis A. Dellinger 

Ohio George H. Hess 

Colombia Barranquilla Alex Stewart Hamilton 

Netherlands Dr. A. M. R. Beguin 

Paraiba-Brazil Augusto de Almeida Simoes 

Under the nomination of the Grand Master of 
Canada, in the Province of Ontario, the following 
brethren accepted commissions to act in this Grand 
Lodge as Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge 
specified : 

New South Wales W. T. Robb 

Minnesota James S. McCullough 

Oregon Charles E. Clements 

Maine Joseph R. Crocker 

Ecuador James N. Allan 

Mexico (York) H. F. Goodfellow 

RESOLUTION 

M.W. Bro. W. H. Wardrope presented the fol- 
lowing resolution to Grand Lodge: 

RESOLVED THAT the officers and members 
of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of 
Ontario at its Annual Communication being held in 
the Citv of Toronto on the 19th and 20th days of 



70 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

July, 1939, desire to express their loyalty and de- 
votion to His Most Gracious Majesty King George 
VI and to Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen 
Elizabeth and to give them very sincere thanks and 
undying gratitude for their visit to the Dominion 
of Canada where Their Majesties received the 
whole-hearted homage of a people whose admira- 
tion, love, and affection must have impressed Their 
Majesties as being a real declaration of a virtue 
that is inherent in them but greatly quickened by 
having for the first time had an opportunity of 
seeing them in person and realizing their untiring 
exertions to know more intimately their subjects 
in this part of the great commonwealth over which 
Their Gracious Majesties rule so impartially, so 
wisely, and so kindly. 

On motion of M.W. W. H. Wardrope, seconded 
by M.W. Bro. A. J. Anderson the resolution was 
carried unanimously and the Grand Secretary was 
instructed to forward a copy of the resolution 
through the proper channels to Their Majesties. 

RECEPTION OF GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

The Grand Secretary called the roll of Grand 
Representatives of Foreign Jurisdictions, and those 
present attended at the Altar to receive from the 
Grand Master a most cordial welcome. He asked 
them to convey to the Grand Lodges which they 
represented a warm fraternal greeting. Under the 
direction of the Grand Director of Ceremonies, 
Grand Honours were then given. 

PRESENTATION OF MEDALS 

After stating that it was one of his most 
pleasant duties to do so the Grand Master called to 
the dais R.W. Bro. F. A. Latshaw, V.W. Bro. W. H. 
Morden, W. Bro. W. J. Bellamy and W. Bro. W. H. 
Richardson and presented medals as follows: 

To R.W. Bro. F. A. Latshaw— Fifty Years a Past 
Master. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 71 

To V.W. Bro. W. H. Morden— Fiftv Years a Mason. 
To W. Bro. W. J. Bellamy— Fifty Years a Mason 

and Fifty Years a Past Master. 
To W.Bro. W. H. Richardson— Fifty Years a Past 

Master. 

He, at the same time, presented to Grand 
Lodge our oldest Past Master, V.W. Bro. George W. 
Poldon, who was appointed a Grand Steward during 
the year. 

These Veterans of the Craft were received 
with great applause and the reception accorded 
them was evidence of the esteem with which such 
veterans are held bv the members. 



GRAND TREASURER'S REPORT 

The Grand Treasurer, M.W. Bro. J. A. Rowland 
presented his report as follows: 

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

M.W. Sir and Brethren: 

I herewith submit a Statement of the Receipts 
and Disbursements of the General Fund for the 
year ended 31st May, 1939: 



72 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 
RECEIPTS 

To Balance of Account in Canadian Bank of 

Commerce on 31st May, 1938 $ 13,020.06 

Benevolent Cheques prior to 1st June, 1938 — 

since cancelled 60.00 

$ 13,080.06 
Received from — 

Grand Secretary from Lodges. . .$103,304.85 

Refunds 120.99 

Interest Account 16,682.54 

$120,108.38 

$133,188.44 
Investments Matured — 

$1,000.00 City of Stratford, 4V 2 % 

Bonds $ 1,000.00 

1,500.00 City of Toronto, 5V 2 % 

Bonds 1,500.00 

$ 2,500.00 

$135,688.44 

DISBURSEMENTS 

General Charges— Schedule herewith. $ 38,203.22 

Benevolent Orders 84,123.00 

$122,326.22 

Balance in Canadian Bank of Com- 
merce on 31st May, 1939 15,051.14 

Less: Outstanding Cheques 1,688.92 

13,362.22 



$135,688.44 

Petty Cash on hand 31st May, 1939 $200.00 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 

JOHN A. ROWLAND, 

Grand Treasurer. 
Audited and found correct, 

H. FRANK VIGEON, 

Chartered Accountant, Auditor. 

Toronto, 14th June, 1939. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 73 

SCHEDULE OF GENERAL CHARGES 



1938 



June 30 Grand Secretary — Salary $ 416.66 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 8.75 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Grand Treasurer's Clerk 100.00 

Auditor 150.00 

Hamilton Masonic Hall— Rent 250.00 

Supervisor Benevolence — Travelling . . . 300.00 
Petty Cash — Postage, Express, Long 

Distance Calls and Office Sundries. 117.20 

Griffin & Richmond Co. — Stationery . . 141.05 

Dictaphone Sales — Office Expenses .... 5.65 

Geo. H. Lees— P. M. Jewel 4.99 

Dye & Durham — Printing and Stationery 5.80 
W. H. Herrington — Expenses re Com- 
mission 26.50 

July 21 R. C. Mortson — G. L. Meeting Expenses, 

1938 3,376.55 

Royal York Hotel— G. L. Meeting Ex- 
penses, 1938 581.36 

25 Chairman Fraternal Correspondence . . 400.00 

30 Grand Secretary— Salary 416.66 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 8.75 

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 Benevolence Committee — 

Postage 15.00 

Miss J. Place gratuity July 1937 — May 

31, 1938 416.67 

Miss J. Place — Retiring Allowance June 

and July, 1938 83.33 

Mrs. W. M. Logan — Allowance June and 

July, 1938 166.66 

Frank A. Copus — Bi-centenary Celebra- 
tion Nova Scotia 106.05 

Robt. Duncan & Co. — Printing and Sta- 
tionery 48.61 

Herbert McPhie — Insurance Premium . . 18.60 
Griffin & Richmond Co. — Stationery — 

G. L. Expenses, 1938 14.80 



74 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

H. J. Alexander — Printing — G. L. Ex- 
penses, 1938 9.88 

W. J. Attig— G. L. Expenses, 1938 50.20 

Petty Cash — Postage, Express, Long 

Distance Calls and Office Sundries. 73.45 

Times Job Print— G. L. Expenses, 1938 128.20 

Geo. H. Lees — G. L. Souvenirs 71.28 

Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd. — Badges — 

G. L. Expenses, 1938 222.00 

Aug. 10 Griffin & Richmond Co. — Stationery . . 4.32 
The Macoomb Press — G. L. Expenses, 

1938 $2.43 

Masonic Library 8.48 

10.91 

Robt. Duncan & Co. — Printing and Sta- 
tionery 2.00 

Dye & Durham — Printing and Stationery 1.35 
J. A. McRae— G. L. Expenses, 1938 . . 18.08 
N. W. J. Haydon — Masonic Library sup- 
plies 61.92 

Ambrose Kent & Sons Ltd. — G. L. 

Badges 6.00 

The Macoomb Press — Printing — G. L. 

Expenses, 1938 257.99 

Aug. 31 Grand Secretary — Salary 416.66 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 8.75 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Supervisor Benevolence — Travelling Ex- 
penses 300.00 

Miss J. Place — Retiring Allowance, 

August 41.66 

Mrs. W. M. Logan — Allowance, August 83.33 
Baldwin International — Loud Speaker 

G. L. Meeting, 1938 20.00 

B. S. Sheldon — Parking cars — G. L. 

Meeting, 1938 16.55 

Royal York Hotel— G. L. Meeting, 1938 260.10 
Petty Cash — Postage, Express, Long 

Distance Calls and Office Sundries. 151.75 

Sept. 30 Grand Secretary — Salary 416.66 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 8.75 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Miss J. Place — Retiring Allowance, Sep- 
tember 41.66 

Mrs. W. M. Logan — Allowance, Sep- 
tember 83.33 

Hamilton Masonc Hall— Rent 250.00 

Grand Treasurer's Clerk 100.00 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 75 

Auditor 150.00 

Robt. Duncan & Co. — Printing and Sta- 
tionery 5.15 

Geo. H. Lees — P. M. Jewel 5.15 

The Cunningham Studio — Portraits of 

P. G. M.s 50.00 

International Railway Publishing Co. — 

Stationery 6.48 

Times Job Print Co. — Printing G. L. 

Proceedings, 1938 2,074.85 

Hamilton Paper Box Co. — Mailing Boxes 

for 1938 Proceedings 48.60 

The Freemason — Masonic Announce- 
ments 20.00 

The Masonic Sun — Masonic Announce- 
ments 50.00 

Griffin & Richmond Co. — Printing 53.46 

Postage on G. L. Proceedings, 1938 . . 163.00 

Petty Cash — Postage, Express, Long 

Distance Calls and Office Sundries. 56.88 

Oct. 11 Grand Secretary — Travelling Expenses 

N. Ont 75.15 

12 Grand Treasurer — Postage 10.00 

F. & J. McMulkin— Premium on Bonds 37.50 

31 Grand Secretary— Salary 416.66 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 8.75 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Miss J. Place — Retiring Allowance, Oc- 
tober 41.66 

Mrs. W. M. Logan — Allowance, October 83.33 
The Freemason — Masonic Announce- 
ment 20.00 

Griffin & Richmond Co. — Printing and 

Stationery $ 53.30 

Printing F'n'l & Mem'r'l Service $167.40 

220.70 

Times Job Print Co. — Printing and 

Stationery 3.78 

The T. Eaton Co. Ltd.— 

G. M. Regalia $371.16 

Repairs . .. 8.30 

379.46 

Grand Secretary — Travelling Expenses 

S. S. Marie 36.90 

Masonic Temple Corporation Ltd. — Ma- 
sonic Library Expenses 6.00 

The Macoomb Press — Masonic Library 

Expenses 17.01 

B. W. Hopkins — Commission re Trial . . 7.70 

Supervisor Benevolence — Travelling 

Expenses 300.00 



76 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Petty Cash — Postage, Express, Long 

Distance Calls and Office Sundries. 60.52 

Dorothy F. Quick — Flowers 6.00 

Nov. 30 Grand Secretary — Salary 416.66 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk^Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 8.75 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Miss J. Place — Retiring Allowance, No- 
vember 41.66 

Mrs. W. M. Logan — Allowance, Novem- 
ber 83.33 

Griffin & Richmond Co. — Printing and 

Stationery 20.63 

Robt. Duncan & Co. — Printing and Sta- 
tionery 4.86 

Times Job Print Co. — Printing Consti- 
tutions 761.40 

Remington Rand Ltd. — Typewriter Sup- 
plies 3.00 

N. W. J. Haydon — Masonic Library 

Expenses 52.55 

Petty Cash — Postage, Express, Long 

Distance Calls and Office Sundries. 84.46 

Dec. 5 Dorothy F. Quick — Flowers 7.50 

Payne & Hardy Ltd. — Fire Insurance 

Premium 26.80 

Hugh Murray — Fire Insurance Pre- 
miums 60.30 

21 Grand Secretary — Salary 416.66 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 8.75 

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.Q0 

Chairman Benevolence Committee — 

Postage 15.00 

Grand Treasurer's Clerk 100.00 

Auditor ' 150.00 

Miss J. Place — Retiring Allowance, De- 
cember 41.66 

Mrs. W. M. Logan — Allowance, Decem- 
ber 83.33 

N. W. J. Haydon — Librarian Honora- 
rium 75.00 

Hamilton Masonic Hall — Rent 250.00 

Griffin & Richmond Co. — Printing and 

Stationery 21.60 



1939 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 77 

Robt. Duncan & Co. — Printing and Sta- 
tionery 108.10 

Geo. H. Lees— P. M. Jewel 5.15 

N. W. J. Haydon — Masonic Library 

Postage 4.76 

Petty Cash — Postage, Express, Long 

Distance Calls and Office Sundries. 134.76 

Ewart G. Dixon — Travelling Expenses 

G. L. Massachusetts 43.75 

Griffin & Richmond Co. — Printing and 

Stationery 6.26 

The Masonic Sun — Masonic Announce- 
ment 50.00 

The Freemason — Masonic Announce- 
ment 20.00 



Jan. 7 Dorothy F. Quick— Flowers 10.50 

N. W. J. Haydon — Masonic Library 

Supplies 12.48 

Geo. H. Lees— P. M. Jewels 10.14 

Stewart Davidson — Printing and Sta- 
tionery 5.00 

31 Grand Secretary— Salarv 416.66 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer— .Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 8.75 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Miss J. Place — Retiring Allowance Jan- 
uary 41.66 

Mrs. W. M. Logan — Allowance, January 83.33 

Dye & Durham — Printing and Stationery 6.30 
Griffin & Richmond Co. — Printing and 

Stationery 19.44 

Robt. Duncan & Co. — Printing and Sta- 
tionery 63.12 

The Reid Press Ltd.— Special Printing.. 1,549.80 
G. S. Pearcy Agency — Masonic Library 

Insurance Premium 12.25 

Board of Education, Toronto — Prepaid 

Rent for G. L. Meeting, 1939 50.00 

Petty Cash — Postage, Express, Long 

Distance Calls and Office Sundries. 115.99 
Feb. 2 N. W. J. Haydon — Masonic Library Ex- 
penses, Toronto 5.65 

28 Grand Secretary— Salary 416.66 

Chief Clerk— Salary . .' 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100 00 

Bell Telephone Co 8.75 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Miss J. Place — Retiring Allowance, Feb- 
ruary 41.66 

Mrs. W. M. Logan — Allowance, February 83.33 



78 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Ewart G. Dixon — Travelling Expenses 

G. L. Quebec 33.20 

Petty Cash — Postage, Express, Long 

Distance Calls and Office Sundries. 135.94 
Ewart G. Dixon — Travelling Expenses 

Conference — Washington 78.29 

Mar. 7 Geo. H. Lees— P. M. Jewels 10.30 

Remington Rand Ltd. — Office Supplies.. 9.00 

Dorothy F. Quick— Flowers 6.00 

The Freemason — Masonic Announce- 
ments 20.00 

Griffin & Richmond Co. — Printing and 

Stationery 5.68 

Robt. Duncan & Co. — Printing and Sta- 
tionery 5.00 

N. W. J. Haydon — Masonic Library 

Postage 4.16 

Masonic Relief Association — Canada & 

U. S. A 251.83 

31 Grand Secretary— Salary 416.66 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co. 8.75 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Miss J. Place — Retiring Allowance, 

March 41.66 

Mrs. W. M. Logan — Allowance, March.. 83.33 

Grand Treasurer's Clerk 100.00 

Auditor 150.00 

Hamilton Masonic Hall— Rent 250.00 

Dictaphone Corporation Ltd. — Equipment 

for Supervisor Benevolence 340.00 

Griffin & Richmond Co. — Printing and 

Stationery 21.87 

Robt. Duncan & Co.— Office Supplies . . 2.75 
Petty Cash — Postage, Express, Long 

Distance Calls and Office Sundries. 81.68 

Apr. 5 Hugh Murray — Fire Insurance Premium 13. 5*0 
The Masonic Sun — Masonic Announce- 
ments 25.00 

The Freemason — Masonic Announce- 
ments 45.00 

N. W. J. Haydon — Masonic Library 

Expenses 7.03 

29 Grand Secretary — Salary 416.6S 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salarv 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 8.75 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.33 

Miss J. Place — Retiring Allowance, April 41.66 

Mrs. W. M. Logan — Allowance, April . 83.33 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 79 

Petty Cash — Postage, Express, Long 

Distance Calls and Office Sundries. 71.35 
Griffin & Richmond Co. — Printing and 

Stationery 67.77 

Geo. H. Lees— P. M. Jewel 5.11 

Ewart G. Dixon — Travelling Expenses — 

Grand Chap 25.57 

May 11 F. & J. McMulkin — Premium on Bond.. 25.00 
N. W. J. Haydon — Masonic Library Ex- 
penses — Toronto 4.84 

31 Grand Secretary — Salary 416.74 

Chief Clerk— Salary 300.00 

Clerk— Salary 150.00 

Stenographer — Salary 100.00 

Bell Telephone Co 8.75 

Supervisor Benevolence — Salary 333.37 

Miss J. Place — Retiring Allowance, May 41.73 

Mrs. W. M. Logan — Allowance, May . . . 83.37 

N. W. J. Haydon — Librarian Honorarium 125.00 
Canada Permanent Trust Company — 

Disbursements $ 6.46 

Administration Fee 319.15 

325.61 



Petty Cash — Postage, Express, Long 

Distance Calls and Office Sundries. 79.99 

Supervisor Benevolence — Travelling Ex- 
penses 24.09 

Griffin & Richmond Co. — G. L. 1939 

Meeting — Printing 151.57 

Ewart G. Dixon — Travelling Expenses, 

G. L. Michigan 30.34 

Remington Rand Ltd. — Office Supplies.. 3.00 

N. W. J. Haydon — Masonic Library — 

Postage 3.80 

John Ness — Postage 3.30 

$ 38,203.22 



GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



GENERAL ACCOUNT 
Schedule of Investments, 31st May, 1939 

Landed Banking & Loan Co 3%% 1941 $ 5,000.00 

Township of Barton 5% % 1952 5,000.00 

City of Brandon 5% 1939 2,000.00 

Canadian National Railways 5% 1954 8,000.00 

Township of Etobicoke 5%% 1940 2,000.00 

Township of Etobicoke 5V 2 % 1941 3,000.00 

Township of Etobicoke 5V 2 % 1942 2,000.00 

Township of Etobicoke 5%% 1943 3,000.00 

Town of Gananoque 5% 1941 5,000.00 

City of Hamilton 6% 1953 3,000.00 

City of Hamilton 6% 1949 3,000.00 

City of Hamilton 6% 1948 4,000.00 

Province of Manitoba 6% 1947 11,000.00 

Province of Manitoba 5V 2 % 1955 10,000.00 

City of New Westminster 5% 1943 5,000.00 

City of Oshawa 5% 1941 10,000.00 

City of Owen Sound 5% 1945 10,000.00 

Province of New Brunswick 5% 1954 5,000.00 

City of Peterborough 4V 2 % 1939 5,121.37 

Province of Prince Edward Island 6% 1947 25,000.00 

Township of Sandwich East 5V 2 % 1934 4,000 00 

City of Saskatoon 5% 1945 10,000.00 

City of Toronto 6% 1950 12,000.00 

City of Toronto 6% 1949 3,000.00 

City of Woodstock 5V 2 % 1950 3,000.00 

City of Woodstock 5*4 % 1949 2,000.00 

Township of East York 5% 1937 2,000.00 

Toronto General Trusts Corp., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3V 2 % 1943 11,000.00 
Toronto General Trusts Corp., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3V 2 % 1942 10,000.00 
Toronto General Trusts Corp., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3%% 1943 15,000.00 
The Canada Permanent Trust Co., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3V 2 % 1941 10,000.00 
The Canada Permanent Trust Co., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3V 2 % 1942 10,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp.,4% 1940 10,000.00 
National Trust Company Limited, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 4% 1939 10,000.00 

Dominion of Canada 4 x / 2 % 1959 65,500.00 

Dominion of Canada 5% 1941 15,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp. 3V 2 % 1942 1,500.00 

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



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 81 

Province of Nova Scotia 3*4% 1956 12,000.00 

Hvdro-Electric Power Commission 

of Ontario 3% % 1947 10,000.00 

City of Windsor 3&% 1975 21,000.00 



Total Face Value $368,121.37 



The attached Schedule shows the Investments of the 
General Fund on 31st May, 1939, with the Interest rates and 
years in which they mature. 

All the above Securities are deposited with the Canada 
Permanent 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 Feb- 
ruary, 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. 

H. FRANK VIGEON, 

Chartered Accountant, Auditor. 

Toronto, 14th June, 1939. 



82 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



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. 



M. W. Sir and Brethren: 

I herewith submit a Statement of Receipts and Dis- 
bursements of the Memorial Fund for the year ended 31st 
May, 1939: 

RECEIPTS 



To Balance in Canadian Bank of Commerce on 

31st May 1938 $ 7,320.18 

Benevolent Cheques prior to 1st June 1938 — 

since cancelled 75.00 

$ 7,395.18 



Received from: 

Grand Secretary from Lodges . .$ 45.69 

Interest and Exchange 20,178.95 

$ 20,224.64 

$ 27,619.82 
Investments Matured: 

$ 955.30 Town of Oakville, 5% 

Bond $ 955.30 

1,000.00 City of Hamilton, 5%% 

Bond 1,000.00 

9,000.00 City of Toronto, 5V 2 % 

Bonds 9,000.00 

2,000.00 Village of Forest Hill, 

5% Bonds 2,000.00 

$ 12,955.30 

$ 40,575.12 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 83 



DISBURSEMENTS 



Benevolent Orders $ 22,635.00 

Canada Permanent Trust Co.: — Includ- 
ing Semi-Centennial Fund: 

Disbursements $ 7.14 

Administration Fee 378.44 

$ 385.58 

Investments: 

$5,000.00 Province of Nova 
Scotia Bonds, 3% due 

November, 1956 $4,775.00 

8,500.00 Canadian Nation- 
al Railway ( Guaran- 
teed Bonds), 3% due 
Jan. 1959 8,340.62 

13,115.62 
Accrued Interest . . 100.27 

13,215.89 

$ 36,236.47 

Balance in Canadian Bank of Com- 
merce 31st May, 1939: 

Capital Funds $ 174.72 

Revenue Funds 4,163.93 

4,338.65 

$ 40,575.12 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 

JOHN A. ROWLAND, 

Grand Treasurer. 

Audited and found correct, 

H. FRANK VIGEON, 

Chartered Accountant, Auditor. 

Toronto, 14th June, 1939. 



84 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

COMBINED MEMORIAL AND SEMI-CENTENNIAL 

FUNDS 

Schedule of Investments, 31st May, 1939 

PART ONE— MEMORIAL FUND 

Township of Etobicoke 5 x / 2 % 1940 $ 1,953.81 

Township of Etobicoke 6%% 1941 2,226.27 

Township of Etobicoke 5V 2 % 1942 3,000.00 

Township of Etobicoke 5%% 1943 2,816.97 

Township of Etobicoke 5% 1945 2,993.91 

Township of Etobicoke 5% 1946 143.61 

Village of Forest Hill 5% 1940 13,000.00 

City of Hamilton 4% % 1940 7,000.00 

City of Hamilton 4% % 1940 8,000.00 

City of London 4V 2 % 1944 15,000.00 

Province of Manitoba 6% 1947 10,000.00 

Province of Ontario 5%% 1942 25,000.00 

Province of New Brunswick 5% 1954 10,000.00 

City of 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 5V 2 % 1952 5,000.00 

Dominion of Canada 4%% 1959 30,000.00 

Canadian National Railway 5% 1954 25,000.00 

Toronto General Trusts Corp., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt AV 2 % 1939 20,000.00 
Toronto General Trusts Corp., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3%% 1943 10,000.00 
The Canada Permanent Trust Co., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 4%% 1939 10,000.00 
The Canada Permanent Trust Co., 

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

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 4%% 1939 10,000.00 
National Trust Company Limited, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3% 1941 15,000.00 
Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp., 

Debenture 3% % 1940 1,000.00 

Province of Ontario 6% 1943 21,000.00 

Province of New Brunswick 5V 2 % 1950 1,000.00 

Town of Orillia 4% % 1954 4,000.00 

Province of Nova Scotia 3%% 1956 20,000.00 

St. John Dry Dock & Ship Build- 
ing Co 3% % 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 Corp. 3V 2 % 1942 1,800.00 

City of Windsor 3%% 1975 25,051.24 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp. 3V 2 % 1943 3,000.00 

Province of Nova Scotia 3% 1956 5,000.00 

Canadian National Railway 3% 1959 8,500.00 

Total Face Value $370,985.81 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 85 

COMBINED MEMORIAL AND SEMI-CENTENNIAL 

FUNDS 

Schedule of Investments, 31st May, 1939 

PART TWO— SEMI-CENTENNIAL FUND 



Township of Barton 5%% 1952 $ 2,000.00 

City of Hamilton 5% 1949 1,000.00 

City of Hamilton 5% 1963 3,000.00 

District of North Vancouver 4%% 1939 3,000.00 

Town of Oakville 5% 1939 1,003.07 

Town of Oakville 5% 1940 1,053.22 

Province of Ontario 6% 1941 1,500.00 

Province of Ontario 5% 1942 2,000.00 

Province of New Brunswick 5% 1954 5,000.00 

City of Peterborough 4%% 1939 1,319.25 

City of Saskatoon 5% 1945 7,000.00 

City of Toronto 5% % 1939 1,000.00 

Certificate of Deposit, Township 

of York 6% 1935 1,440.72 

Township of East York 5% 1937 9,315.50 

Province of Saskatchewan 6% 1952 6,000.00 

Toronto General Trusts Corp., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3%% 1943 5,000.00 
Toronto General Trusts Corp., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3%% 1943 1,000.00 
Toronto General Trusts Corp., 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3%% 1941 6,235.00 
The Canada Permanent Trust Co., 

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

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 3%% 1942 2,500.00 
Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp., 

Debenture 3% % 1940 2,500.00 

National Trust Company Limited, 

Guaranteed Investment Receipt 4% 1939 1,400.00 

Dominion of Canada 4V 2 % 1959 6,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp.. 

Debenture 3V 2 % 1942 2,000.00 

City of Windsor 3%% 1975 11,736.78 

Total Face Value $ 88,003.54 

Balance on Deposit in Canadian Bank of Com- 
merce on 31st May, 1939 $100.00 

The Investments of the combined Memorial and Semi- 
centennial Funds on 31st May, 1939, 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. 



86 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

All the above Securities are deposited with the Canada 
Permanent 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 Feb- 
ruary, 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. 



H. FRANK VIGEON, 

Chartered Accountant, Auditor. 

Toronto, 14th June, 1939. 

On motion of the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by M.W. Bro. J. A. Rowland, the report 
was received and referred to the Committee on 
Audit and Finance. 



GRAND SECRETARY'S REPORT 

The Grand Secretary, R. W. Bro. E. G. Dixon, 
presented his report as follows: 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 193 87 

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 Mem- 
bers 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, con- 
taining an account of all moneys received by me, 
and paid to the Grand Treasurer, during the year 
ending the 31st May, 1939. 

The following statements are herewith submit- 
ted 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. 
1939; a Summary 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, 1939; a Summary of the Re- 
ceipts and of Payments to the Grand Treasurer on 
account of the Semi-Centennial and Memorial 
Funds; and a Statement of the Receipts and Dis- 
bursements on the Semi-Centennial and Memorial 
Funds Revenue Account. 



88 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Details of Receipts of Grand Lodge on General 
Account and Ledger Balances, Year 

ending May 31st, 1939 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

2 Niagara. ..Niagara 186.00 4.00 

3 Ancient St. John's...Kingston 405.25 11.00 

5 Sussex Brockville 386.25 1.00 

6 Barton Hamilton 313.00 7.50 

7 Union . Grimsby 187.50 1.50 

9 Union. .....Napanee 227.00 

10 Norfolk Simcoe 218.00 15.00 

11 Moira Belleville 385.00 1.00 

14 True Britons ...Perth 156.50 

15 St. George's .St. Catharines... 338.50 6.50 

16 St. Andrew's ..Toronto 473.00 

17 St. John's Cobourg 268.50 1.05 

18 Prince Edward Picton 269.00 

20 St. John's .London 410.50 

21a St. John's .Vankleek Hill ... 81.50 2.50 

22 King Solomon's .Toronto 260.20 11.00 

23 Richmond .Richmond Hill... 143.75 7.50 

24 St. Francis Smith's Falls ... 263.50 9.50 

25 Ionic Toronto 233.00 5.00 

26 Ontario Port Hope 168.50 2.00 

27 Strict Observance.Hamilton 411.50 4.00 

28 Mount Zion Kemptville 112.00 3.00 

29 United ...Brighton 151.50 3.00 

30 Composite .Whitby 132.50 7.25 

31 Jerusalem ...Bowmanville 264.50 3.00 

32 Amity Dunnville 194.60 .50 

33 Maitland Goderich 207.50 .50 

34 Thistle. ...Amherstburg ... 124.50 

35 St. John's Cayuga 129.50 2.50 

37 King Hiram Ingersoll 155.00 

38 Trent Trenton 240.50 

39 Mount Zion .....J3rooklin 119.50 

40 St. John's Hamilton 485.00 3.00 

41 St. George's Kingsville 348.00 115.50 

42 St. George's .London 264.00 

43 King Solomon's Woodstock 385.00 2.50 

44 St. Thomas St. Thomas 300.20 

45 Brant Brantford 387.00 4.50 

46 Wellington Chatham 259.00 .25 

47 Great Western Windsor 778.00 2.00 

48 Madoc ....Madoc 126.00 3.00 

50 Consecon Consecon 115.00 5.30 

52 Dalhousie ....Ottawa 254.50 .50 

54 Vaughan Maple 72.50 1.60 

55 Merrickville ....Merrickville 85.50 .50 

56 Victoria Sarnia 266.00 

57 Harmony Binbrook 135.50 2.00 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 89 

Balance 
No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

58 Doric .Ottawa . 478.00 2.50 

61 Acacia .Hamilton 753.00 11.50 

62 St. Andrew's ..Caledonia 139.20 

63 St. John's .Carleton Place... 158.00 

64 Kilwinning Xondon 400.00 7.10 

65 Rehoboam _ .Toronto 425.00 1.00 

66 Durham Newcastle 95.00 

68 St. John's Ingersoll 192.00 .10 

69 Stirling Stirling 146.50 1.00 

72 Alma .Gait 226.10 5.00 

73 St. James St. Marys 180.50 2.00 

74 St. James South Augusta... 103.00 

75 St. John's .Toronto 141.00 2.75 

76 Oxford .Woodstock 303.00 

77 Faithful Brethren.Lindsay 277.00 6.00 

78 King Hiram Tillsonburg 265.50 8.50 

79 Simcoe Bradford 128.50 3.50 

81 St. John's Mount Brydges 96.80 

82 St. John's .Paris 222.50 

83 Beaver Strathroy 161.00 

84 Clinton Clinton 162.30 

85 Rising Sun .Athens 86.50 1.00 

86 Wilson Toronto 219.00 5.50 

87 Markham Union .Markham 167.50 1.60 

88 St. George's Owen Sound 170.00 

90 Manito Collingwood 331.50 6.00 

91 Colborne Colborne 144.00 20.00 

92 Cataraqui ...Kingston 389.50 4.00 

93 Northern Light ..Kincardine 185.50 6.00 

94 St. Mark's ..Port Stanley 74.60 1.50 

96 Corinthian Barrie 436.00 .50 

97 Sharon '... Queensville 104.50 

98 True Blue JSolton 80.00 1.00 

99 Tuscan Newmarket 162.00 

100 Valley Dundas 248.00 1.00 

101 Corinthian Peterborough ... 294.00 17.00 

103 Maple Leaf St. Catharines... 384.50 

104 St. John's Norwich 156.50 1.00 

105 St. Mark's Niagara Falls ... 270.00 1.00 

106 Burford Burford 92.00 4.25 

107 St. Paul's Lambeth 159.00 3.80 

108 Blenheim Princeton 85.50 

109 Albion Harrowsmith ... 166.50 3.00 

110 Central Prescott 171.50 2.50 

113 Wilson Waterford 175.00 4.75 

114 Hope Port Hope 258.50 1.00 

115 Ivy Beamsville 199.00 1.00 

116 Cassia Thedford 86.00 

118 Union Schomberg 95 00 1.00 

119 Maple Leaf..... .Bath 111.00 1.00 

120 Warren..... _Fingal 59.00 

121 Doric Brantford 427.00 5.00 



90 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

122 Renfrew Renfrew 131.50 

123 Belleville Belleville 336.60 .50 

125 Cornwall Cornwall 223.20 1.20 

126 Golden Rule Campbellford ... 251.50 

127 Franck Frankford 64.00 87.00 

128 Pembroke Pembroke 205.50 

129 Rising Sun .Aurora 131.00 

131 St. Lawrence ..Southampton ... 97.50 

133 Lebanon Forest Exeter 140.50 2.00 

135 St. Clair Milton 149.00 

136 Richardson _ Stouffville 119.00 2.00 

137 Pythagoras ...JVIeaford 118.00 1.50 

139 Lebanon...... Oshawa 260.00 

140 Malahide .....Aylmer 152.00 

141 Tudor Mitchell 107.00 3.00 

142 Excelsior..... JMorrisburg 124.00 3.00 

143 Friendly Brothers...Iroquois 87.50 1.00 

144 Tecumseh. ...Stratford 379.50 1.00 

145 J. B. Hall .....Millbrook 105.00 

146 Prince of Wales Newburgh 48.50 2.00 

147 Mississippi Almonte 143.00 4.00 

148 Civil Service Ottawa 291.00 

149 Erie Port Dover 196.00 

151 Grand River ...Kitchener 390.50 

153 Burns Wyoming 77.50 1.00 

154 Irving Lucan 119.70 

155 Peterborough Peterborough ... 336.50 7.50 

156 York .Toronto 335.00 5.60 

157 Simpson Newboro 76.50 1.20 

158 Alexandra ..Oil Springs 65.50 

159 Goodwood Richmond 85.50 1.20 

161 Percy Warkworth 126/50 1.50 

162 Forest ...Wroxeter 73.00 

164 Star in the East Wellington 105.70 1.50 

165 Burlington .Burlington 243.00 2.00 

166 Wentworth Stonev Creek ... 226.00 3.75 

168 Merritt Welland 232.50 1.00 

169 Macnab Port Colborne... 209.50 7.00 

170 Britannia Seaforth 126.00 1.00 

171 Prince of Wales Iona Sta 70.50 

172 Ayr Ayr 76.50 

174 Walsinsrham ...Port Rowan 129.00 

177 The Builders ...Ottawa 492.00 

178 Plattsville Plattsville 62.50 

180 Speed Guelph 364.50 5.00 

181 Oriental Port Burwell ... 69.10 1.00 

184 Old Light Lucknow 185.00 1.00 

185 Enniskillen v ^rk 61. B0 1.50 

186 Plantagenet .Riceville 62.50 

190 Belmont Belmont 109.50 3 00 

192 Orillia ....Orillia 388.00 1.00 

193 Scotland Scotland 112.50 4.05 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 91 

Balance 

No. Nawie of Lodge Location Amount ' Dr. Cr. 

194 Petrolia , Petrolia 198.50 

195 Tuscan ..London 335.50 6.00 

196 Madawaska... Arnprior 133.00 2.00 

197 Saugeen .Walkerton 146.00 1.00 

200 St. Alban's .....Mount Forest ... 103.55 

201 Leeds ..Gananoque 247.00 

203 Irvine Elora 92.50 6.10 

205 New Dominion .....New Hamburg... 73.50 1.00 

207 Lancaster Lancaster 113.50 .50 

209a St. John's London 515.50 4.00 

209 Evergreen _ Lanark 76.00 2.50 

215 Lake Ameliasburg 92.00 1.00 

216 Harris Orangeville 209.60 3.00 

217 Frederick Delhi 138.50 1.00 

218 Stevenson _ Toronto 288.00 1.75 

219 Credit .Georgetown 149.70 

220 Zeredatha Uxbridge 159.50 

221 Mountain Thorold 225.50 5.50 

222 Marmora .....Marmora 99.50 

223 Norwood Norwood 66.50 

224 Huron ....Hensall 91.50 1.00 

225 Bernard Listowel 195.00 6.50 

228 Prince Arthur Odessa 92.50 152.50 

229 Ionic Brampton 211.50 2.50 

230 Kerr Barrie 330.50 4.00 

231 Fidelity Ottawa 295.50 7.00 

232 Cameron Dutton 30.00 164.50 

233 Doric Parkhill 143.50 

234 Beaver Clarksburg 91.50 10.00 

235 Aldworth. .....Paisley 109.50 11.00 

236 Manitoba _ Cookstown 132.50 

237 Vienna Vienna 135.50 

238 Havelock .Watford 113.00 1.00 

239 Tweed ...Tweed 118.00 

242 Macoy Mallorytown 92.00 8.25 

243 St. George St. George 89.00 1.00 

245 Tecumseh Thamesville 126.50 

247 Ashlar .Toronto 267.00 3.00 

249 Caledonian Midland 192.00 2.00 

250 Thistle Embro 126.00 

253 Minden -Kingston 305.00 7.00 

254 Clifton Niagara Falls ... 337.00 1.00 

255 Sydenham Dresden 137.50 

256 Farran's Point Aultsville 65.00 386.00 

257 Gait ...Gait 226.50 1.00 

258 Guelph Guelph 307.00 4.00 

259 Springfield Springfield 120.10 1.00 

260 Washington Petrolia 190.50 

261 Oak Branch. Innerkip 64.05 

262 Harriston Harriston 98.00 3.00 

263 Forest Forest 112.50 

264 Chaudiere Ottawa 290.25 1.00 



92 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

265 Patterson .Thornhill 274.50 7.00 

266 Northern Light ...Stayner 117.00 1.00 

267 Parthenon .......Chatham 297.00 4.10 

268 Verulam Bobcaygeon 90.50 

269 Brougham Union Claremount 101.00 

270 Cedar Oshawa 263.00 1.55 

271 Wellington Erin 103.50 4.75 

272 Seymour .Ancaster 203.50 

274 Kent Blenheim 193.50 3.00 

276 Teeswater JTeeswater 98.50 1.00 

277 Seymour _ Port Dalhousie 117.00 

279 New Hope...... Hespeler 122.00 

282 Lome Glencoe 104.00 

283 Eureka Belleville 517.25 5.75 

284 St. John's, Brussels 91.00 

285 Seven Star __Alliston 162.00 2.50 

286 Wingham ...Wingham 160.00 4.00 

287 Shuniah ...Port Arthur 436.50 5.10 

289 Doric .....Xobo 127.50 

290 Leamington -Leamington 286.50 3.50 

291 Dufferin .West Flamboro 106.00 1.50 

292 Robertson ...King 35.00 189.60 

294 Moore ....Courtright 109.50 5.00 

295 Conestogo ...Drayton 91.00 1.00 

296 Temple .St. Catharines... 362.50 1.00 

297 Preston Preston 277.00 3.50 

299 Victoria Centreville 47.00 .75 

300 Mount Olivet .Thorndale 91.00 

302 St. David's St. Thomas 370.10 2.50 

303 Blyth Blyth 77.00 

304 Minerva Stroud 126.50 3.00 

305 Humber Weston 193.75 2.50 

306 Durham Durham 113.50 1.00 

307 Arkona - Arkona 61.00 .50 

309 Morning Star Carlow 91.00 

311 Blackwood Woodbridge 100.00 3.00 

312 Pnyx -Wallaceburg 211.50 

313 Clementi .Lakefield 139.00 2.50 

314 Blair -Palmerston 203.10 2.10 

315 Clifford .Clifford 85.50 .90 

316 Doric Toronto 320.00 6.10 

318 Wilmot -Baden 29.50 

319 Hiram -Hagersville 129.00 2.00 

320 Chesterville —Chesterville 151.50 

321 Walker .Acton 158.00 .50 

322 North Star .Owen Sound 166.50 1.00 

323 Alvinston -Alvinston 77.50 

324 Temple -Hamilton 473.50 1.50 

325 Orono .....Orono 85.00 3.50 

326 Zetland Toronto 365.50 2.30 

327 Hammond Wardsville 58.00 

328 Ionic -Napier 57.20 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 93 

Balance 
No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

329 King Solomon .Jarvis 107.00 

330 Corinthian .London 302.00 3.00 

331 Fordwich .....Fordwich 54.00 .50 

332 Stratford .....Stratford 339.00 1.00 

333 Prince Arthur Flesherton 142.00 4.20 

334 Prince Arthur .Arthur 88.50 2.00 

336 Highgate Highgate 127.00 4.30 

337 Myrtle Port Robinson... 90.50 5.00 

338 Dufferin Wellandport 127.00 

339 Orient Toronto 309.00 2.50 

341 Bruce .Tiverton 62.50 

343 Georgina .Toronto 344.50 5.50 

344 Merrill ......Dorchester Sta. 72.50 2.00 

345 Nilestown ...Nilestown 133.70 

346 Occident Toronto ._ 305.50 3.50 

347 Mercer Fergus 156.60 

348 Georgian Penetanguishene 112.50 1.00 

352 Granite ...Parry Sound 306.50 5.00 

354 Brock .Cannington 82.00 1.05 

356 River Park Streetsville 111.00 

357 Waterdown .Millgrove 224.00 5.80 

358 Delaware Valley Delaware 79.00 

359 Vittoria Vittoria 96.00 

360 Muskoka Bracebridge 165.00 1.00 

361 Waverley. Guelph 331.00 3.50 

362 Maple Leaf Tara 98.00 

364 Dufferin Melbourne 71.50 

367 St. George Toronto 396.50 6.20 

368 Salem Brockville 361.00 1.00 

369 Mimico ..Lambton Mills... 269 50 3.00 

370 Harmony Delta 133.00 

371 Prince of Wales Ottawa 322.00 6.00 

372 Palmer Fort Erie North 146.00 6.00 

373 Copestone Welland 225.50 

374 Keene JCeene 61.00 

375 Lome Omemee 118.00 .50 

376 Unity Huntsville 183.10 1.25 

377 Lorne Shelburne 113.50 .50 

378 King- Solomon's London 749.50 

379 Middlesex Bryanston 58.60 

380 Union London 401.50 

382 Doric Hamilton 403.25 1.50 

383 Henderson Winchester 91.00 1.00 

384 Alpha Toronto 471.50 4.00 

385 Sprv ..Beeton 115.10 

386 McColl West Lorne 105.05 

387 Lansdowne Lansdowne 102.00 1.00 

388 Henderson Ilderton 100.00 .05 

389 Crystal Fountain North Augusta 72.50 1.50 

390 Florence Florence 71.00 1.50 

391 Howard Ridgetown 147.00 

392 Huron Camlachie 91.50 



94 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. O. 

393 Forest _Chesley 101.50 

394 King Solomon _.Thamesford 102.25 

395 Parvaim Xomber 60.00 

396 Cedar. _Wiarton 161.00 1.00 

397 Leopold Brigden 99.00 1.50 

398 Victoria Kirkfield 111.00 3.00 

399 Moffatt. .Harrietsville 83.30 .50 

400 Oakville. ..Oakville 180.75 597.50 

401 Craig Deseronto 124.00 1.00 

402 Central .Essex 169.00 

403 Windsor .Windsor 458.50 

404 Lome _ Tamworth 73.20 4.30 

405 Mattawa Mattawa 67.50 2.50 

406 Spry Fenelon Falls ... 118.00 5.75 

408 Murray .Beaverton 116.50 

409 Golden Rule ...Graverihurst 127.00 

410 Zeta ..Toronto 377.00 1.25 

411 Rodney .Rodney 102.25 .50 

412 Keystone Sault Ste. Marie 342.00 

413 Naphtali ...Tilbury 144.50 

414 Pequonga ....Kenora 268.00 

415 Fort William .Fort William 535.50 

416 Lyn _Lyn 34.50 .60 

417 Keewatin ...Keewatin 98.00 

418 Maxville .Maxville 83.50 1.25 

419 Liberty Sarnia 186.50 

420 Nipissing .._North Bay 278.50 

421 Scott __Grand Valley 82.50 1.00 

422 Star of the East _Bothwell 79.00 1.00 

423 Strong ..Sundridge 112.50 

424 Doric ......Pickering 96.50 2.00 

425 St. Clair Sombra 79.00 

426 Stanley .Toronto 352.00 4.00 

427 Nickel .Sudbury 360.00 6.00 

428 Fidelity ..Port Perry 116.50 

429 Port Eigin Port Elgin 77.50 

430 Acacia Toronto 261.50 4.80 

431 Moravian Cargill 58.50 

432 Hanover -Hanover 99.50 4.90 

433 Bonnechere _._Eganville 88.50 

434 Algonquin _.Emsdale 115.50 2.00 

435 Havelock .„_Havelock 138.50 3.50 

436 Burns —Hepworth 74.50 

437 Tuscan -Sarnia 362.60 1.00 

438 Harmony .....Toronto 240.00 3.00 

439 Alexandria Alexandria 85 00 285.50 

440 Arcadia Minden 253.50 

441 Westport ....Westport 99.00 

442 Dyment _ .Thessalon 125.00 98.50 

443 Powassan Powassan 142 00 2.00 

444 Netitis Creemore 80.50 1.00 

445 Lake of the Woods..Kenora 134.50 3.50 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 95 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

446 Granite Fort Frances 282.50 

447 Sturgeon Falls Sturgeon Falls 226.50 3.00 

448 Xenophon .Wheatley 123.50 

449 Dundalk Dundalk 90.00 1.50 

450 Hawkesbury...... ..Hawkesbury 86.60 

451 Somerville _Kinmount 63.00 

452 Avonmore Avonmore 75.50 

453 Royal Fort William ... 234.75 

454 Corona Burk's Falls 101.00 7.00 

455 Doric Little Current... 77.50 3.50 

456 Elma Monkton 60.70 .50 

457 Century Merlin 123.50 4.20 

458 Wales Wales 125.50 

459 Cobden Cobden 124.55 2.00 

460 Rideau Seeley's Bay 79.00 

461 Ionic _ Rainy River 129.05 

462 Temiskaming New Liskeard ... 166.00 

463 North Entrance Haliburton 91.50 1.00 

464 King Edward .Sunderland 86.50 

465 Carleton Carp 75.50 

466 Coronation Elmvale 123.00 

467 Tottenham ..Tottenham 81.50 1.80 

468 Peel Caledon East ... 101.00 

469 Algoma Sault Ste. Marie 274.50 8.00 

470 Victoria .Victoria Harbor 123.50 2.00 

471 King Edward VII Chippawa 99.50 1.00 

472 Gore Bay Gore Bay 109.00 

473 The Beaches Toronto 242.00 1.75 

474 Victoria Toronto 294.50 4.00 

475 Dundurn Hamilton 466.00 1.00 

476 Corinthian North Gower ... 100.50 1.00 

477 Harding Woodville 149.00 

478 Milverton Milverton 100.50 4.00 

479 Russell Russell 111.00 

480 Williamsburg Williamsburg ... 80.50 1.00 

481 Corinthian _ Toronto 266.50 8.00 

482 Bancroft Bancroft 184.00 

483 Granton Granton 62.00 

484 Golden Star J)ryden _ 99.50 

485 Haileybury Hailevbury 129.00 

486 Silver Cobalt 217.00 8.00 

487 Penewobikong Blind River 1.00 254.00 

488 King Edward Harrow 131.00 3 00 

489 Osiris Smith's Falls ... 173.50 5.50 

490 Hiram Markdale 70 00 

491 Cardinal Cardinal 93.50 3.00 

492 Karnak Coldwater 99.50 2.25 

494 Riverdale Toronto 300.00 6.00 

495 Electric Hamilton 364.75 2.00 

496 University Toronto ' 286.60 4.00 

497 St. Andrew's Arden 59 55 3.55 

498 King George V Coboconk 74.00 



96 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

499 Port Arthur Port Arthur 333.30 7.00 

500 Rose Windsor 181.00 10.00 

501 Connaught JMimico 208.50 4.00 

502 Coronation .Smithville 122.00 .30 

503 Inwood Jnwood 103.00 17.00 

504 Otter Lombardy 60.00 .50 

505 Lynden JLynden 89.00 

506 Porcupine ^South Porcupine 152.00 .50 

507 Elk Lake ..._Elk Lake 117.50 6.00 

508 Ozias -Brantford 249.00 1.00 

509 Twin City Kitchener 332.25 4.00 

510 Parkdale Toronto 202.00 3.00 

511 Connaught W. Fort William 137.50 10.00 

512 Malone .Sutton 128.00 

513 Corinthian ^Hamilton 388.10 1.00 

514 St. Alban's _ .Toronto 277.00 

515 Reba _Brantford 304.50 5.20 

516 Enterprise Beachburg 83.50 

517 Hazeldean Hazeldean 55.00 1.00 

518 Sioux Lookout Sioux Lookout... 138.00 

519 Onondaga. Onondaga 91.50 

520 Coronati ...Toronto 286.50 .50 

521 Ontario ...Windsor 350.25 4.00 

522 Mount Sinai —Toronto 218.00 198.00 

523 Royal Arthur .-Peterborough ... 199.00 1.00 

524 Mississauga .Port Credit 204.00 1.00 

525 Temple Toronto 227.00 4.25 

526 Ionic - _Westboro 355.00 

527 Espanola _Espar.ola 103.50 

528 Golden Beaver Timmins 242.50 21.00 

529 Myra .Komoka 55.00 

530 Cochrane .....Cochrane 149.50 1.00 

531 High Park ..Toronto 434.75 .50 

532 Canada Toronto 284.20 4.20 

533 Shamrock Toronto 208.00 

534 Englehart Englehart 114.00 2.00 

535 Phoenix Fonthill 129.00 4.00 

536 Algonquin Copper Cliff 153.50 5.50 

537 Ulster Toronto 488.50 4.50 

538 Earl Kitchener Port McNicoll... 54.00 

539 Waterloo Waterloo 248.50 4.00 

540 Abitibi Iroquois Falls ... 166.00 1.00 

541 Tuscan ..Toronto 350.50 3.70 

542 Metropolitan Toronto 153.50 1.00 

543 Imperial Toronto 224.00 2.00 

544 Lincoln .Abingdon 87.00 

545 John Ross Rob'son.Toronto 291.00 1.00 

546 Talbot St. Thomas 246.10 

547 Victory * Toronto 38.50 2.50 

548 General Mercer Toronto 331.00 15.25 

549 Ionic Hamilton 264.00 6.50 

550 Buchanan Hamilton 216.00 3.00 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 97 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

551 Tuscan Hamilton 436.00 2.00 

552 Queen City ......Toronto 328.50 4.10 

553 Oakwood ...Toronto 153.50 

554 Border Cities . Windsor 125.50 12.50 

555 Wardrope ...Hamilton 294.50 4.50 

556 Nation Spencerville 78.00 

557 Finch .....Finch 108.60 

558 Sidney Alb't Luke...Ottawa 179.50 

559 Palestine Toronto 242.00 9.00 

560 St. Andrew's Ottawa 237.00 1.00 

561 Acacia ...Westboro 185.50 5.00 

562 Hamilton .....Hamilton 301.00 1.00 

563 Victory .Chatham 291.50 1.00 

564 Ashlar ...Ottawa 198.50 

565 Kilwinning Toronto 409.10 2.00 

566 King Hiram Toronto 138.00 2.10 

567 St. Aidan's Toronto 81.80 1.00 

568 Hullett .Londesboro 43.50 

569 Doric -Lakeside 62.50 2.20 

570 Dufferin Toronto 242.00 9.00 

571 Antiquity Toronto 170.50 

572 Mizpah .Toronto 298.50 4.20 

573 Adoniram Niagara Falls ... 131.00 

574 Craig Ailsa Craig 81.00 5.00 

575 Fidelity Toronto 165.00 2.50 

576 Mimosa Toronto 198.00 4.50 

577 St. Clair Toronto 224.50 

578 Queen's Kingston 234.50 3.00 

579 Harmony Windsor 208.75 .50 

580 Acacia .London 231.50 

581 Harcourt Toronto 103.00 

582 Sunnyside Toronto 219.00 3.00 

583 Transportation Toronto 309.30 1.00 

584 Kaministiquia Fort William ... 157.50 4.50 

585 Royal Edward Kingston 159.50 

586 War Veterans Toronto 346.00 3.50 

587 Patricia Toronto 182.00 5.80 

588 National Capreol 111.00 1.00 

589 Grey Toronto 158.50 5.00 

590 Defenders Ottawa 145.00 

591 North Gate Toronto 183.00 3.00 

592 Fairbank Toronto 127.50 6.80 

593 St. Andrew's Hamilton 427.50 8.20 

594 Hillcrest Hamilton 177.00 2.50 

595 Rideau Ottawa 135.00 4.00 

596 Martintown. Martintown 47.00 

597 Temple _ -London 188.00 3.50 

598 Dominion .Windsor 89.50 2.00 

599 Mount Dennis ...Weston 209.00 6.00 

600 MaoleLeaf Toronto 145.00 3.00 

601 St. Paul Sarnia 136.50 3.50 

602 Hugh Murray Hamilton 251.50 1.00 



98 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Balance 

No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. Cr. 

603 Campbell. Campbellville ... 90.00 2.00 

604 Palace _ Windsor 101.50 4.50 

605 Melita Toronto 157.00 5.40 

606 Unity Toronto 115.50 3.00 

607 Golden Fleece Toronto 144.50 

608 Gothic Lindsay 106.00 5.00 

609 Tavistock -Tavistock 63.10 

610 Ashlar _Bvron 81.00 1.00 

611 Huron-Bruce JTcionto 116.00 4.50 

612 Birch Cliff Birch Cliff 144.50 5.25 

613 Fort Erie. Fort Erie 92.00 

614 Adanac Merritton 140.50 1.00 

615 Dominion Ridgeway 94.00 2.25 

616 Perfection. St. Catharines... 96.00 

617 North Bay North Bay 125.00 

618 Thunder Bay Port Arthur 199.50 5.55 

619 Runnymede Toronto 192.00 4.00 

620 BayofQuinte Toronto 164.25 1.00 

621 Frontenac Sharbot Lake 80.00 37.00 

622 Lome Chapleau 133.00 4.00 

623 Doric .Kirkland Lake... 324.00 2.50 

624 Dereham Mt. Elgin 61.00 

625 Hatherly Sault Ste. Marie 51.00 1.00 

626 Stamford Stamf'd Centre 181.50 2.25 

627 Pelee .Scudder 58.50 

628 Glenrose Elmira 47.00 3.00 

629 Grenville Toronto 208.50 2.50 

630 Prince of Wales Toronto 142.00 1.00 

631 Manitou ..Emo 80.50 

632 Long Branch Mimico 99.00 1.50 

633 Hastings Hastings 44.00 

634 Delta Toronto 210.50 4.05 

635 Wellington Toronto 182.00 9.00 

636 Hornepayne Hornepayne 100.00 2.50 

637 Caledonia Toronto 248.50 

638 Bedford Toronto 161.00 6.00 

639 Beach .Turlington B'ch 149.50 4.00 

640 Anthony Sayer JMimico 57.00 3.00 

641 Garden Windsor 94.00 1.00 

642 St. Andrew's Windsor 94.50 

643 Cathedral Toronto 96.00 5.50 

644 Simcoe Toronto 154.00 3.00 

645 Lake Shore Mimico 142.00 

646 Rowland Mt. Albert 64.50 8.00 

647 Todmorden Todmorden 162.00 4.00 

648 Spruce Falls Zapuskasing 106.00 

649 Temple - Oshawa 160.00 6.15 

650 Fidelity Toledo 46.50 .50 

651 Dentonia Toronto 244.00 2.00 

652 Memorial Toronto 168.50 

653 Scarboro Agincourt 89.50 .70 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 99 

Balance 
No. Name of Lodge Location Amount Dr. O. 

654 Ancient Landm'ks. Hamilton 136.50 4.00 

655 Kingsway Lambton Mills ... 106.00 1.00 

$102,291.85 

Interest 16,682.54 

Debentures Matured 2,500.00 

Sundries 1,133.99 



3122,608.38 



100 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



GENERAL ACCOUNT 

SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS 

Year ended May 31st, 1939 

Fees, Registration of Initiations 

Fees, Registration of Affiliations 

Dues 

Certificates 

Constitutions 

Ceremonies 

Dispensations 

Commutations of Dues 

Musical Rituals 

Warrants 

Sale of History 

Refunds: 

St. Thomas Lodge No. 44, Re 

Brown $ 77.05 

Enterprise Lodge No. 516, Re 
Kirby 14.00 

St. Andrews Lodge No. 593, Re 
Hazel 29.94 

Miscellaneous 



Interest on Debentures and Bank Interest: 
Dominion of Canada, War Loans $ 3,697.50 

Landed Banking & Loan Co. . . 187.50 

Toronto General Trusts Corp. . . 1,273.75 

Township of Barton 275.00 

Canada Permanent Trust Co. . . 700.00 
Canada Permanent Mortgage 

Corporation 452.50 

Canadian National Railways . . . 400.00 

Township of Etobicoke 550.00 

Town of Gananoque 250.00 

City of Hamilton 600.00 

Province 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 

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 Power Commis- 
sion of Ontario 350.00 



6,129.00 

262.50 

87,196.50 

70.00 

1,280.50 

179.35 

621.00 

6,480.00 

30.00 

20.00 

30.00 



120.99 
1,006.00 

$103,425.84 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 101 

Province of New Brunswick . . . 250.00 

Burrard Dry Dock 150.00 

Province of Nova Scotia 390.00 

City of Windsor 682.50 

Trust Company Interest 20.83 



Debentures matured: 

City of Stratford S 1,000.00 

City of Toronto 1,500.00 



16,682.54 



2,500.00 

$122,608.38 



GENERAL ACCOUNT 

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES 
Year ended 31st May, 1939 

John A. Rowland, Grand Treasurer's Clerk, 

salary to March 31st, 1939 $ 400.00 

H. F. Vigeon, Auditor, salary to March 31st, 

1939 600.00 

E. G. Dixon, Grand Secretary, salary to May 

31st, 1939 5,000.00 

W. J. Attig, Assistant to Grand Secretary, salary 

to May 31st, 1939 3,600.00 

F. J. Brown, Clerk, salary to May 31st, 1939 . . 1,800.00 
H. M. Gardner, Stenographer, salary to May 

31st, 1939 1,200.00 

Retiring allowance Miss Place to May 31st, 1939 916.67 

Incidental Expenses, Grand Secretary's Office.. 1,163.97 

Printing, Stationery, Etc 722.03 

Proceedings 1938 and mailing boxes for same.. 2,123.45 

Constitutions 761.40 

Special Printing 1,549.80 

Masonic Library, Toronto 404.23 

Telephone services 105.00 

Insurance and Bond Premiums 181.70 

Office Rent 1,000.00 

Postage on Proceedings 163.00 

Postage, Chairmen of Committees 70.00 

Chairman on Fraternal Correspondence 400.00 

Allowance to Grand Master, 1938-1939 1,500.00 

Stenographer for Grand Master 300.00 

Allowance to Deputy Grand Master 500.00 

Expenses Grand Lodge Toronto 1938, Pay Roll, 

Rent and Printing 5,176.47 

Expenses Grand Lodge Toronto 1939, Rent and 

Printing 201.57 

Honorary Presentation Jewels 40.84 

U. S. and Canada Masonic Relief Association . . 251.83 

Grand Master's Regalia 379.-J6 



102 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Canada Permanent Trust Co., re Securities .... 325.61 

Allowance to Mrs. Logan 1,000.00 

Masonic Announcements 250.00 

Expenses Grand Secretary accompanying Grand 

Master to Northern Ontario and Sault Ste. 

Marie 112.05 

Expenses attending Grand Secretary's and Grand 

Master's conference in Washington 78.29 

Expenses of Representatives to other Grand 

Lodges 132.86 

Expenses F. A. Copus attending Grand Lodge 

of Nova Scotia, 1938 106.05 

Masonic Trials 34.20 

Repairs to dictaphone 8.65 

Portraits of Past Grand Masters 50.00 

Memorial Tributes 30.00 

$ 32,639.13 

Supervisor of Benevolence, R. B. 

Dargavel $ 4,000.00 

Supervisor of Benevolence, Stenog- 
rapher 300.00 

Supervisor of Benevolence, Travel- 
ling Expense 924.09 

Supervisor of Benevolence, Purchase 

of Dictaphone 340.00 

5,564.09 

$ 38 203 22 
Benevolent Grants 84A23!oO 

$122,326.22 



MEMORIAL FUND 

CAPITAL ACCOUNT 
Summary of Receipts for the year ended May 31st, 1939 

Received from Lodges $ 45.69 

Debentures matured: 

Village of Forest Hill $ 2,000.00 

City of Hamilton 1,000.00 

Town of Oakville 955.30 

City of Toronto 9,000.00 

$ 12,955.30 

$ 13,000 90 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 103 

SEMI-CENTENNIAL AND MEMORIAL FUND 

REVENUE ACCOUNT, YEAR ENDING 31st MAY. 1939 



Interest on Investment and on Bank Balance as 

per Schedule below $ 20,178.95 

Dominion of Canada, War Loans ... $ 1,980.00 

Toronto General Trusts Corporation 1,684.47 

Canada Permanent Trust Company. 1,700.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage Corp.. 310.59 

National Trust Company 506.00 

Township of Barton 110.00 

Canadian National Railways 1,250.00 

Township of Etobicoke 706.73 

Village of Forest Hill 750.00 

City of Hamilton 930.00 

City of London 675.00 

Province of Manitoba 600.00 

Province of Ontario 2,825.00 

Town of Oakville 150.57 

City of Peterborough 709.36 

City of Saskatoon 600.00 

City of Toronto 825.00 

Township of East York 279.46 

Township of York 43.22 

Province of New Brunswick 805. 00 

Town of Orillia 180.00 

Burrard Dry Dock 150.00 

Province of Nova Scotia 650.00 

St. John Dry Dock 122.50 

Province of Saskatchewan 420.00 

City of Windsor 1,195.60 

Trust Company Interest 20.07 

U. S. Exchange on Coupons .38 

$ 20,178.95 




Grand Secretary 



On motion of the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by R.W. Bro. E. G. Dixon, the report was 
received and referred to the Committee on Audit and 
Finance. 



104 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 1939, and submit for your approval 
the following Statements: — 

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DIS- 
BURSEMENTS, GENERAL ACCOUNT. 

DETAILED LIST OF GENERAL CHARGES. 

SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS, GENERAL 
ACCOUNT, as of 31st May, 1939. 

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DIS- 
BURSEMENTS—MEMORIAL FUND. 

SCHEDULES OF INVESTMENTS OF THE 
COMBINED MEMORIAL AND SEMI-CEN- 
TENNIAL FUNDS as of 31st May, 1939. 

Part One — Memorial Fund. 

Part Two — Semi-Centennial Fund. 

I have verified all Cash Receipts and Disburse- 
ments 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, 1939. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

H. FRANK VIGEON, 

Chartered Accountant, 

Auditor. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 

LETTERS OF REGRET 



Communications were read from many Grand 
Masters and Grand Lodges expressing sincere 
regret that they were unable to be present or 
represented and extending most cordial best- wishes. 



REPORTS OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY 
GRAND MASTERS 



The reports of the thirty-five District Deputy 
Grand Masters were presented by the Grand Secre- 
tary and on motion of the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by the Grand Secretary, they were re- 
ceived 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: 

As District Deputy Grand Master for Algoma 
District in the Masonic year 1938-1939 it is at this 
time my duty to submit my report. Our Grand 
Master, Most Worshipful Brother Dunlop, told us a 
year ago that the District Deputies were "his eyes, 
his ears and his hands" dispersed throughout his 
jurisdiction. With this in mind I have held it as 
my high privilege to carry the responsibilities of 
office to the best of my ability. I acknowledge with 
deepest gratitude the honour conferred upon me by 
my own lodge, Kaministiquia No. 584, in advancing 
my name for the office. To all the other lodges in 
the District I would express my appreciation of the 



106 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

unanimous support they accorded the nomination. 
In thanking the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master 
for confirming my appointment I am sensible also 
of the kindly advice and help he has given to me 
throughout the term. 

At the outset of the year I invited Worshipful 
Brother N. B. Darrell, Secretary of Kaministiquia 
Lodge, to act as District Secretary and Brother 
Reverend Agnew H. Johnston, M.A., Minister of St. 
Andrew's Presbyterian Church and Junior Deacon 
of Fort William Lodge No. 415, to be District Chap- 
lain. Both brethren accepted and they have given 
me loyal assistance in carrying on the work. They 
must have great satisfaction in the knowledge that 
their work was well done. 

During the year each lodge was visited once 
officially and, with the exception of Hornepayne 
Lodge No. 636, all were visited frequently. Distance 
and pressure of business precluded further purely 
fraternal visits to Hornepayne. On my trip to the 
latter point I stopped off and visited the brethren 
at Geraldton, where they have a very active Club 
(the Tuscan Club) whose members all belong to the 
Order. These brethren are seeking to form a new 
lodge at Geraldton and I hope their efforts meet 
with success. With officers and members of Shuniah 
Lodge No. 287, I attended Divine Service with the 
brethren in Schreiber. 

On all visits to the lodges I found the attend- 
ance to be very encouraging but noted that the 
turn-out was invariably better when some special 
educational topic was a feature than when degree 
work only was the order of business. This would 
indicate that the idea of the Grand Master in stress- 
ing Masonic Education should be expanded to the 
utmost that the officers in charge of the lodges can 
accomplish in co-operation with the Committee on 
Masonic Education. In this District a splendid 
start has been made. All lodges have devoted 
some time to education at each regular meeting and 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 107 

some of these periods were outstandingly interest- 
ing. 

The Work in the lodges is being carried on with 
marked uniformity of practice and a degree of pre- 
cision that is commendable. With the zeal of the 
officers must be combined the faithful efforts of 
the very fine and active Past Masters' Association 
as the reason for the general excellence of exempli- 
fication. Financial conditions range from fair to 
good but all the lodges have the problem of unpaid 
dues. Improvement is noted in respect to arrears 
due to a change in attitude of the lodges towards 
certain classes of delinquents. Physical properties 
of the lodges are well maintained and insured. The 
problem of ventilation affects all lodge rooms in the 
District and it is my firm belief that if we could 
get more fresh air into our rooms there would be a 
gratifying increase in attendance. Joint committees 
of the lodges using the same rooms should be 
formed to investigate and report on means of 
remedying this defect. 

In respect to Masonic Benevolence, too much 
attention cannot be given to this phase of relation- 
ship between the brethren. There is manifest 
generally a great and eager desire to have a part 
in relieving the distresses of those genuinely in need 
of assistance. To guide this urge in its expression 
and keep it from being made the victim of exploita- 
tion is a delicate task and requires rare quality of 
judgment. Whether this is attempted through a 
Committee or an individual there are border line 
cases where correct decision is difficult and yet I 
have had experience of the fact that the brethren 
would far rather be imposed upon than risk with- 
holding help where it might be truly needed. Ben- 
volence is one of the brightest threads in the loom 
on which our fraternity is weaving the fabric of 
its history and the brethren will, to the extent of 
their power to do so, contribute to the warp and 
woof so that the resulting pattern will be clear and 
indelible. 



108 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

In conclusion may I again express my heartfelt 
gratitude to those brethren of all ranks who have 
so faithfully aided and upheld me and bespeak from 
them for my successor the same loyal and friendly 
co-operation. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted. 

R. B. Pow, 

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



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 109 

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: 

I have fhe honour to submit my report on the 
condition of Masonrv in Brant District for the year 
ending July, 1939. 

Before entering upon the report of the opera- 
tions of the lodges in Brant District, I desire to 
express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the 
Most Worshipful the Grand Master, for confirming 
my election as D.D.G.M. of Brant District. 

A detailed report of each lodge in the District 
would be too lengthy and somewhat uninteresting 
to submit for your perusal. I shall, therefore, en- 
deavour to state as concisely and yet as completely 
as possible the general condition of Masonry in this 
District. 

At each visit of inspection to all lodges in the 
District I have witnessed the conferring of degrees. 
In some lodges candidates were initiated while in 
others the candidates were passed or raised. The 
uniformity of the ritualistic work which prevails 
throughout the District merits great praise to the 
Master, Officers and Past Masters of each lodge. 
The candidates who have been received in Masonry 
throughout the District have been of an exception- 
ally high calibre and fine type of man and will add 
much to Masonry in general in the future. 

The financial condition of the lodges in the 
District has shown an improvement in the past year 
due to the energetic manner in which the Masters 
and Secretaries of the various lodges have brought 
to the attention of the brethren their individual 
responsibility to the work of the lodge and the de- 
pendence of Grand Lodge upon this foundation for 



110 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

the broader work of Masonry. Arrearages have 
been greatly reduced and the members are attend- 
ing more regularly, which makes for a healthy con- 
dition and brighter prospects for the coming year. 

It has been my endeavour to promote in all 
lodges in the District a Committee on Masonic 
Education. In all lodges which have formed such 
a Committee, the attendance has increased and the 
brethren are developing a broader understanding of 
Masonry. 

The Masters', Past Masters' and Wardens' As- 
sociation of the District have a Committee com- 
posed of R.W. Bro. J. A. Wedlake, H. S. Tapscott 
and Wor. Bro. R. W. E. McFadden, who have assist- 
ed greatly in the promotion of Masonic Education 
in the various lodges. 

The outstanding event of the year was the 
reception tendered to the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master, in the City of Brantford on Novem- 
ber 30th, 1938, by the Masters', Past Masters' and 
Wardens' Association of Brant District. On this 
occasion about three hundred and fifty Masons rep- 
resenting every lodge in the District and visitors 
from other districts were inspired by the sincerity 
and eloquence of the Grand Master, his message 
being "Personality, Energy and Poise". On this 
occasion the Grand Master was presented with a 
beautiful piece of silver as a token of the admiration 
and esteem of the brethren of the District. The 
presentation was made by R.W. Bro. H. S. Tapscott. 

During the past year Brant District has lost 
some of its valued members bv death among whom 
were, R.W. Bro. J. E. Anderson, V.W. Bro. C. 
Mitchell, V.W. Bro. W. E. Lockhead and V.W. Bro. 
J. A. Scace, whose passing will be greatly missed 
by all citizens of this community. 

Much enthusiasm and good-fellowship was en- 
gendered throughout the District by the visitations 



TORONTO. ONTARIO. 1939 111 

of lodges within the District. This innovation was 
promoted by R.W. Bro. Geo. Knox to whom much 
credit is due for inaugurating this procedure. A 
continuation of this visitation will prove to be of 
great benefit. 

V.W. Bro. J. H. Spence completed 50 years of 
service to Doric Lodge No. 121, and was presented 
with his Fifty Year Jewel on June 17th, 1939. May 
he be spared for many years to continue his good 
works. 

I am grateful to the Dist. Secretary, W. Bro. 
J. Allen, not only for his attendance at all meetings, 
but for his very helpful advice which he so cheer- 
fully and willingly gave at all times. 

I cannot close my report without again ex- 
pressing my thanks for the many happy and enjoy- 
able experiences among the brethren during the 
past year. The many courtesies extended to me by 
the brethren will be cherished memories of my 
masonic career. I have endeavoured during my 
term of office to spread the feeling of fraternal 
affection and brotherhood. And to the lodges in this 
District, I wish their continued prosperity. And to 
my successor in office, I wish him a successful year 
and the same co-operation that I have received from 
the brethren of the District. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

D. P. McDonald, 

D.D.G.M., Brant District. 



112 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

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: 

In submitting the report on the condition of 
Masonry in the District of Bruce, I wish to em- 
phasize the hearty reception with which the efforts 
of my guests and myself were received while pre- 
senting the various objectives and ideals of Grand 
Lodge as expressed by its Grand Master. 

Throughout the District there is a living in- 
terest in, and a desire for a better understanding of 
the various problems with which we as Masons are 
individually and collectively confronted. 

Our membership is increasing, though the loss 
of some brethren by suspension has not been fully 
overcome. 

The work, finance, and careful administration 
of the various lodges is of a high order, and be- 
speaks the type of men elected to fill the several 
responsible positions. 

The thanks of the District is expressed to 
Saugeen Lodge of Walkerton, for its enterprise in 
arranging the visit and entertainment of the offi- 
cers of Lincoln Lodge No. 504, F & A.M. of Detroit, 
Michigan, on the evening of May 13th, when they 
presented an exemplification of the dramatic por- 
tion of the Third Degree according to the method 
employed by the Grand Jurisdiction of Michigan, 
thus affording many of us a long desired oppor- 
tunity to see and hear their presentation of the 
lessons so familiar to us. The visitors were most 
happy in expressing the pleasure and enjoyment of 
this entertainment, and left a memory which will 
long be cherished by those who were favored in 
meeting them individually. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 113 

The outstanding event of the year was the tour 
of the District by our Grand Chaplain, Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Rev. S. L. W. Harton, when he addressed 
lodges on seven different evenings and also offici- 
ated at our District Divine Service. His kindly 
personality and dignity won for him to a remarkable 
degree the respect, friendship, and well wishes of 
many to whom it was my privilege to introduce 
him, while his sincere and masterful presentation 
of the subjects of his various discourses will not 
only be a memory but continue to live in the per- 
sonalities of those who heard and listened to him. 

A further enjoyment was had at Moravian 
Lodge, Cargill, where Rt. Wor. Bro. the Rev. W. M. 
Lee visited with me, his mother Lodge, as guest 
speaker and gave an outstanding address on charac- 
ter building. 

My close association from time to time with Rt. 
Wor. Bro. Wade of North Huron District, and also 
Rt. Wor. Bro. Macaulay of Grey District has been, 
and I trust will continue to be, a real pleasure. 

When occasion presented the sick of the dif- 
ferent lodges were visited and in each instance the 
quiet dignity of living above their afflictions was 
quite manifest. 

In conclusion, my thanks is expressed to the 
brethren of Bruce District for making it possible 
for me to spend a year in their service as the rep- 
resentative of the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master. 

Sincerely and fraternally, 

George E. Robb, 

D.D.G.M., Bruce District. 



114 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

CHATHAM 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 
Masonry in Chatham District may I first extend to 
all the brethren of the District my sincere appreci- 
ation of the honour conferred upon me in electing 
me to the office of District Deputy Grand Master. 

My year has been one of the most inspiring of 
all in my masonic career and it has been mainly 
due to the excellent co-operation of the individual 
brethren and the lodges as a whole. For on my 
visits to each lodge I have been stimulated by the 
excellent attendance, the exemplary conduct and 
the uniformity of work in the degrees which has 
been enhanced by a feeling of cordiality and friend- 
ship shown by all. 

My appreciation is also extended to Wor. Bro. 
R. P. Donald, whom I appointed District Secretary. 
To him, I owe a debt of gratitude for his assistance 
and his reports of the condition of each lodge were 
complete and a source of interest as well. 

Apparently some of the lodges are throwing off 
the yoke of depression for we have found a great 
improvement in the quality and number of appli- 
cants and that the secretaries have the question of 
unpaid dues well in hand. 

Masonic Education was left in the capable 
hands of R.W. Bro. Hay, the Grand Junior Warden, 
who, in conjunction with Wor. Bro. Irwin, the 
President of the Past Master's Association, made 
possible several informative degrees and instruc- 
tive addresses at various lodges throughout the 
District which were enlightening and educational. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 115 

One of the outstanding events of the year was 
our District Divine Service held at Bothwell on 
Sunday, April 23rd, when we had the privilege of 
hearing our Grand Chaplain, Rev. S. L. W. Harton 
address us. A large number of the brethren as- 
sembled for this service. 

A number of visits were made to other juris- 
dictions and may I just add a word of commenda- 
tion for the wonderful receptions and the fine fel- 
lowship prevailing wherever we were received. It 
is this expression of goodwill that keeps Masonry 
at its height and makes all our efforts worth while. 

And now, brethren, my endeavours for the year 
are nearly at an end and in a short while I will re- 
linquish the reins of my office to my successor and 
do so with some regret. But I wish for him the 
same kindness, the same forbearance, the same 
hearty co-operation that has been mine, and that 
success may crown his labours for the Craft. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally 
submitted. 

B. H. Hankinson. 

D.D.G.M., Chatham District. 



116 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

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: 

Presenting my report on the condition of Ma- 
sonry in Eastern District for the past year is a real 
pleasure indeed. 

I must first thank the brethren for the honour 
which they conferred upon me and my Mother 
Lodge, Avonmore Lodge, No. 452, in electing me 
to the honourable and important position of D.D. 
G.M. for this District. I also wish to tender my 
sincere thanks and deep appreciation to the P.D.D. 
G.M.s of the District for their assistance and words 
of encouragement, also the officers and brethren 
for the very friendly and courteous manner in 
which I was received and entertained on my visits 
of inspection. 

I find that Masonry is progressing throughout 
this District and the officers are well qualified to 
perform their duties and have done so in an able 
and efficient manner. 

On my return home after being installed in 
office, Wor. Bro. John F. McRae, a P.M. of Avon- 
more Lodge very kindly offered his services as Dis- 
trict Secretary and I cannot speak too highly of his 
services rendered and the capable manner in which 
he has performed the duties of that office. 

I have made one visit of inspection to every 
lodge in the District, these visits always falling on 
a regular meeting night. In the majority of lodges 
visited, I had the pleasure of witnessing the work 
which is being done in a very satisfactory and com- 
mendable manner. In lodges where there was no 
work, the officers opened and closed in the various 
degrees, none of which left any reason for criticism. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 117 

On inspecting the Tyler's register of the dif- 
ferent lodges, and from information received from 
other sources, I find the meetings are very well 
attended. At certain seasons, owing to weather 
conditions and bad roads, some of the meetings, 
where many of the members live a considerable dis- 
tance in the country, were not so well attended, but 
when conditions are favourable, in general the at- 
tendance is gratifying, and it is a tribute to the 
spirit of loyalty which exists in the order, that so 
many brethren who do not hold office, attend the 
meetings. Attendance at many of the lodge meet- 
ings has been greatly stimulated by interesting 
addresses given along educational lines. 

On all my visits I urged the necessity of every 
lodge in the District appointing a committee on 
Masonic Education, which I believe has been done, 
and is serving a real purpose. We also have a 
Distri6t Committee appointed, Wor. Bro. Dr. J. H. 
Munro of Maxville Chairman, and Wor. Bro. J. 
Hunter, Cornwall, Secretary, and I am pleased to 
report Masonic Education has made steady progress 
in this District during the past year. 

Masonic benevolence has been well practiced, 
and the attitude the brethren have displayed is a 
true spirit of benevolence and charity. Many lodges 
are struggling with the problem of unpaid dues. In 
these, and many others, I urged the necessity of 
appointing an energetic finance committee to collect 
these arrears, and thereby avoid the unnecessary 
embarrassment of suspension. 

In all my inspections, I found every lodge fully 
protected by insurance, and all lodge rooms kept in 
a very sanitary and well-ventilated condition. Most 
lodges have dealt with the Proceedings, but I regret 
to report not all yet. I endeavoured to impress 
upon these the necessity of so doing. Generally 
speaking, I found conditions in the lodges in good 
shape throughout the District, and the true spirit 
of Masonry prevailing. 



113 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

I am pleased to report an upward trend in work 
of the various lodges, that very few are inactive at 
present, and I am firmly convinced that due pre- 
cautions are being observed in the calibre and re- 
ception of applicants. 

One of the special events of the year was a 
visit of the Grand Chaplain, Rt. Wor. and Rev. Bro. 
S. L. Wallis Harton. Bro. Harton visited our Dis- 
trict on May 12th, at a regular meeting of Hender- 
son Lodge No. 383, Winchester. I had the pleasure 
of accompanying him on this visit, and he gave a 
very instructive and inspirational address both in 
the lodge room and banquet hall. We then journeyed 
to Avonmore and the following Sunday, May 14th, 
he attended an emergent meeting of the Avonmore 
Lodge No. 452, and conducted our District Divine 
Service in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, one of 
the largest ever held in this District. Bro. Harton 
preached a very eloquent sermon, and one that im- 
pressed every brother who enjoyed the privilege of 
hearing him. 

On Sunday, September 18th, it was my pleasure 
to attend Divine Service with Hawkesbury Lodge 
No. 450, Hawkesbury. This service was conducted 
by V. W. Bro. Rev. Canon W. P. Garrett, Assistant 
Grand Chaplain. And on June 26th, I attended, 
with Wales Lodge No. 458, in Moulinette United 
Church, Wor. Bro. Rev. C. H. Dawes conducting. 
Both of these brethren delivered very instructive 
and inspiring addresses. 

On June 24th, Finch Lodge No. 557, kindly 
invited me to install the W.M. and invest the offi- 
cers. This was a real pleasure to me, and a very 
enjoyable evening was spent. A large number of 
visiting brethren was present. This lodge is for- 
tunate in having a very capable staff of officers for 
this year. 

And now that my term of office is near its 
close, I wish again to express my thanks and appre- 
ciation for the great honour conferred upon me and 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 119 

for the co-operation and numerous courtesies shown 
me throughout the District. The pleasant time 
spent with the brethren, the many contacts and 
friendships formed, will remain with me a cherished 
memory in the future years. 

In conclusion, may I add that the year has been 
one of complete harmony. And to my successor, 
may I state that he will find the spirit of the Craft 
strong in the hearts of the brethren of Eastern 
District, and I wish him the same happy and pro- 
fitable year that I have enjoyed. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Allan McKinnon, 

D.D.G.M., Eastern District. 



120 (;rand lodge of Canada annual communication 

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: 

As my stewardship draws to a close, it is with 
mingled feelings of regret and pleasure that I 
tender my report of the condition of Masonry in 
the Frontenac District. 

I wish firstly to express my gratitude to the 
brethren of the District for their confidence in me, 
in electing me as representative of the Most Wor- 
shipful, the Grand Master. I approached my term 
of office with considerable pride as well as trepida- 
tion, for while I realized the honour that was mine, 
I was fully conscious of the responsibility it entailed. 

A detailed report of each of my visits, official 
or otherwise, is impracticable in view of the space 
it would occupy, so I propose to deal only with the 
most striking features. 

My first official duty was to assist in the dedi- 
catory service of Westport Lodge No. 441 which 
replaced the former temple. R.W. Bro. J. A. Dobbie, 
D.G.M. conducted the ceremony assisted by R.W. 
Bro. E. G. Dixon, Grand Secretary and staff. 

I visited each lodge at least once in an official 
capacity and saw little to merit adverse criticism. 
During nine of the visits degrees were conferred, 
and during the remainder of them, lodge was 
opened, passed, and raised, and reduced again to 
the First Degree. On such occasions we had many 
frank discussions and practical demonstrations of 
floorwork. There is accuracy enough in the detail 
of the work to lend to it that rhythm which renders 
the language impressive. Besides the uniformity 
of the work, I believe that all lodges in the District 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 121 

are adhering to the landmarks and ancient customs 
of the Craft. There is a noticeable dearth of can- 
didates and as a result some financial stringency 
has been experienced by some lodges. Every lodge 
too, is confronted by the problem of arrears of dues. 
The urban lodges appear to be in a healthier condi- 
tion in this respect. The passage of time is likely 
to bring about a few mergers. 

My statistical reports have not all been sub- 
mitted by the various secretaries, but from those 
received it is evident that a further decrease in 
membership will be recorded. In spite of this, 
however, I believe there is general prosperity in the 
Craft. We have the enthusiasm of youth and the 
enthusiasm and experience of older members, and 
while regretting the decrease in membership, we 
must be mindful of the fact that quality and not 
quantity is our goal. 

In many instances I have laid particular erri- 
phasis on the sacred duty of Masons in attending 
the funerals of the fraternal dead; likewise the 
matter of church attendance, stressing the fact that 
Masonry was definitely not a religion, but a most 
important appurtenance to religion. I devoted con- 
siderable time to explanations of the functions of 
Grand Lodge and benevolence. In this connection 
I believe that while the fraternal side of Masonry 
should receive its share of attention, it is never- 
theless a sad state of affairs to note that many 
lodges still spend more in entertainment than in 
charitable work. 

I was gratified to see that some lodges had a 
committee on the visitation of the sick, the mem- 
bers of which took their job seriously. On one 
visit of inspection two brethren volunteered to sit 
up during the night with a brother who was ill, 
with other brethren offering to perform the duty 
on succeeding nights. Such service is a practical 
demonstration of Masonry that is worthy of the 
highest praise. 



122 (iRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMM/JNICATION 

Several of the urban lodges are fortunate 
enough to have Masonic Choirs. Fortunate too is 
the candidate who is admitted to Masonry to the 
accompaniment of music because the entire move- 
ment is made more impressive and the dignity and 
majesty of the ceremony will not be easily forgotten. 

Frontenac District can point with justifiable 
pride to its Masonic Education meetings for the 
past year. During his term of office R.W. Bro. 
Webster laid the foundation for this very important 
adjunct of Masonry by zoning the District and ap- 
pointing a supervisor for each of the five zones. He 
used excellent judgment in his choice of supervisors 
as the results have shown, and at my request they 
generously consented to direct our programme for 
another year. Their efforts have borne fruit as six 
successful meetings were held with a large attend- 
ance at each. 

The work of the lecturers to provide these pro- 
fitable evenings for the brethren, cannot be too 
highly commended as considerable time and effort 
must have been expended by them in preparation of 
the work. This programme will be continued in the 
autumn and under proper direction its success is 
assured. 

Masonic Education cannot, however, enjoy the 
degree of prosperity it should until the outlying 
lodges which, through no fault of their own, are 
small and lack competent speakers, have been pro- 
vided with the same opportunities as the larger 
centres. This condition is being remedied. 

The Masters' and Wardens' Association held 
three meetings during the year and dealt efficiently 
with all matters within its scope. The by-laws were 
revised and now appear to better meet the require- 
ments. Judging from the good attendance the 
Masters and Wardens evidently find it worth while. 

I was the guest of Leeds Lodge No. 201, when 
they held a Father and Son banquet. Those breth- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 123 

ren who had sons took them. Those who were not 
so blest, had the privilege of taking- any worthy 
young man they chose. A gathering of this kind 
may be construed by some as a form of solicitation. 
I am not prepared to say whether or not it is but 
it is a practice which has my approval and I would 
like to see spread. 

I am pleased to note that the number of 
fraternal visits between lodges in the District is 
increasing. The most enjoyable hours have been 
spent with the brethren at the banquet table. I 
believe too that the speeches given are appropriate 
to the occasion more so than was the case a few 
years ago. 

On all my visits I was ably supported by the 
Past District Deputy Grand Masters of the District 
as well as many other brethren who gave their 
time so generously in assisting me in my visits. I 
am truly thankful and it my wish that my succes- 
sor be accorded the same co-operation and courtesy 
that was shown me from beginning to end. The 
past year has been a joy and rich in experience. 
Shakespeare has aptly described my feelings in this 
regard : 

"My heart doth joy in all my life, 
I met no man but he was true to me." 

I now relinquish to my successor the insignia 
of office with more humility than I assumed it. For 
in spite of the high hopes I held a year ago, I have 
learned that twelve months is all too short a time 
to propagate any cherished plans, but some cheer 
may be derived from knowing that in the future, 
unhampered by onerous duties, I can be of more use 
to the Craft than I have been. I believe that all 
Past District Deputy Grand Masters can and should 
adopt the Royal motto "I serve" with inestimable 
benefit to the Craft. It is worthy of our best 
efforts. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

J. B. Elliott, 
D.D.G.M., Frontenac District. 



124 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: 

I have the honor to present herewith my report 
on the condition of Masonry in Georgian District 
for the current year. 

I assumed my office by the favor of my breth- 
ren, and to them I express my deep feelings of 
gratitude for their trust and confidence. It has been 
my endeavour, during my term, to serve to their 
best interest and the benefit of the Craft generally. 

I have been greatly assisted in the work by 
W. Bro. Jno. N. Marshall of Pythagoras Lodge, who 
acted with me as District Secretary, fulfilling the 
duties of that office faithfully and most efficiently. 
I would like to pay tribute to him as my counsellor 
and friend. To W. Bro. C. J. Allison of Pythagoras 
Lodge, who came forward with his assistance when 
needed, I am also deeply indebted. 

I visited every lodge at least once and shall 
ever remember the cordial welcome extended to me. 
Loyalty to the Grand Lodge was freely manifested 
on every occasion, clearly indicating the high place 
that body holds in the estimation of the brethren. 

The work throughout the District is of a high 
order and measures well up to requirements. Effi- 
ciency and intelligent interest are well maintained. 
Lodges are well officered and are, in the main, under 
capable, forcible direction. 

Degree work for review was well divided among 
the different lodges, and all of the degrees were at 
one time or another, conferred in most complete 
and dignified form. The earnestness and sinceri- 
tv of Masters and officers is marked and there is 



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a general atmosphere of interest in Craft activities 
that is most satisfying. 

The business administration of the lodges is on 
a sound footing and this important branch of our 
activities is, as a rule, found to be in the care of 
capable and experienced officers. The financial 
standing of the different units is generally sound ; 
the social functions are of a dignified character and 
quite in keeping with Craft requirements. 

Benevolent responsibilities of the brethren are 
ever to the fore, and there is a tendency to retrench 
in other directions that our efforts in this most im- 
portant masonic duty may be enlarged and extended. 

I cannot speak too highly of the splendid work 
accomplished by my predecessors. The general uni- 
formity of the work throughout the District bears 
witness to the fact that these distinguished breth- 
ren taught their lessons well. To them can be at- 
tributed credit for a very large measure of success 
attained in the District by their constantly sowing 
the seeds of knowledge. 

I am indeed happy to report that the spirit of 
unity and harmony prevails throughout the District 
and that the spirit of brotherly love and charity has 
been beautifully manifested by practically every 
lodge throughout the past year. Commendation for 
the practice of this truly masonic virtue is not con- 
fined to lodges alone, as, during my term of office, 
there has come to my knowledge many cases where 
help and comfort have been extended by individual 
members of numerous lodges. 

At most of my inspections I arranged to have 
a special speaker give a short talk on Masonry and 
to those willing and kind brethren I wish to express 
my sincere appreciation. During my visits of in- 
spection which were, without exception, well attend- 
ed, I endeavoured to impress upon the brethren the 
dignity and high importance of Freemasonry and 
the benefits derived from fraternal visiting. 



126 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

It is unnecessary to elaborate on the visits to 
various functions both in and outside the District 
which I was privileged to attend. These included 
presentations, installations, Past Masters' night, 
Ladies' night and such others as I was expected to 
attend. 

If ever there was a time in the history of our 
Order when it was necessary for us to teach and 
practice the noble principles of Freemasonry found- 
ed upon the practice of the Christian virtues, it is 
to-day, in order to counteract the many evils which 
are permeating our civil and moral life. 

It was therefore my privilege on each of my 
visits to speak on some phase of its teachings and 
to hold up the ideals of our beloved Order, not that 
we can fully attain our ideals. Like the stars, we 
cannot reach them — but, like the sailor — if we fol- 
low them, they will guide us to our port. 

On June 4th, we had a delightful and uplifting 
District Divine Service in Collingwood which was 
conducted by our District Chaplain, Rt. Wor. Rev. 
Wm. MacMillan, D.D. This was well attended. 

The year now closing will be a landmark in the 
history of my life. The experiences gathered and 
the friendships formed will be pleasant pictures on 
the walls of memory as long as memory lasts and 
I bespeak for my successor the same loyalty and 
brotherly kindness which has made my work both 
pleasant and inspiring. 

All of which is cordially and fraternally sub- 
mitted, 

Mell E. Peacock, 

D.D.G.M., Georgian District. 



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GREY 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 herewith respectfully present my report as 
District Deputy Grand Master of Grey District for 
the year 1938-1939. 

My first official duty was to appoint Wor. Bro. 
W. G. McBride, District Secretary. I am deeply 
grateful to him for the assistance he has given me 
throughout the year. He has been with me on all 
of my official visits and on all of the unofficial visits 
I have made in this and other districts. 

Reverend Bro. Pherrill of Markdale Lodge ac- 
cepted the office of District Chaplain and I appre- 
ciate the assistance he has given me. 

I have visited each lodge in the District and 
without exception have found the officers consci- 
entious and sincere in the performance of their 
duties. The work was uniform and of very high 
standard. I wish to mention one lodge in particular, 
Grand Valley No. 421, which exemplified the Second 
Degree faultlessly. It was a pleasure to see this 
lodge at work. 

The financial condition of all lodges in the 
District is excellent. In this regard there has been 
a marked improvement in the last couple of years, 
and I expect that with the trend of better times 
the next year will show further improvement. 

The books and records of all lodges are excel- 
lent, and in the hands of experienced secretaries. 
This I find has a very great influence on the young 
members who are advancing to the East. 

Masonic Education is being carried on in the 
District where two Lodges of Instruction have been 
held during the year; one in Owen Sound where St. 



128 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

George's Lodge No. 88, and North Star No. 322, 
exemplified the First Degree in a very efficient 
manner; then again in the east end of the District 
at Orangeville where Grand Valley exemplified the 
Second Degree. This work was very instructive 
and has laid the foundation for another year. 

The average attendance at the meetings is not 
as large as we have reason to expect but there are 
so many counter-attractions these days that we 
should not be discouraged. If we remain sincere 
and persevere, I feel sure that our members will 
return with renewed interest. 

The visit of the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master to Mount Forest Lodge was a memorable 
occasion and added greatly to the interest of Mason- 
ry in the District. 

I also had the pleasure of visiting Hanover 
Lodge in Bruce District with Rt. Wor. Bro. Robb 
on his official visit. 

The District Church Service was held in 
Flesherton and was well attended, nearly every 
lodge in the District being represented. Rt. Wor. 
Bro. S. L. W. Harton, Grand Chaplain, left a mes- 
sage with the District that will long be remem- 
bered. 

In conclusion I wish to thank the Grand Master 
for confirming my election and express my sincere 
appreciation of the assistance, kindness and cour- 
tesy extended to me by every member of the 
District. In filling the office of District Deputy 
Grand Master there is a great personal profit. 

To my successor I wish as many pleasant 
memories as I have on my retirement and as I lay 
down the gavel of office I hope you will say of me, 
"he hath done what he could". 

H. A. McCauley, 

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: 

I consider it a great privilege at this time to 
present to you my report on the condition of 
Masonry in Hamilton District "A". 

I wish first to express to the brethren of Hamil- 
ton District "A" my deep appreciation of the honour 
conferred upon me when they recommended me for 
that h/gh office, and also for the confirmation by 
you of the appointment. 

Wor. Bro. E. M. Readhead accepted the office 
of District Secretary and I am greatly indebted to 
him for the assistance he rendered throughout the 
year. His knowledge of secretarial work and his 
business ability have made my work much easier 
and more pleasant than it otherwise might have 
been. 

Rev. Bro. Frank Lawson accepted the office of 
District Chaplain and while his clerical duties pre- 
vented him from visiting the lodges in the District 
as often as he would have liked, I appreciate the 
efforts he made on several occasions to be present 
with me. 

I had the pleasure of visiting every lodge in 
the District and several of them on a second occa- 
sion and found the degrees being exemplified in a 
splendid manner and with uniformity largely the 
result, I believe, of the instructions derived by the 
officers from attending the meetings regularly held 
once a month under the auspices of the Masters' 
and Wardens' Association, who were very fortunate 
to again have the services of Wor. Bro. Alex. Love 
and Wor. Bro. Charles H. Cunningham as instruc- 
tors and to lead the discussions, etc. 



130 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The practice of inter-lodge visits between the 
city and rural lodges was continued and judging 
from the attendance of local brethren and the large 
numbers of visitors who attend those meetings on 
the occasion of the visits of inspection by the 
D.D.G.M., I believe this practice which has been 
followed for many years, continues to grow in 
favour, and the inspiration and benefits derived are 
most valuable to Masonry, inasmuch as the friendly 
spirit and good-will which permeates throughout at 
these meetings is practical Masonry. 

I was pleased to note the high calibre of candi- 
dates being received into Masonry, mostly young 
men of marked ability who give promise of being 
a great asset to Masonry in the years to come. 

The financial standing of most lodges in the 
District continues to improve and some have made 
substantial progress in the collection of past dues. 
In a great number of cases it was found that in- 
difference and carelessness on the part of many 
brethren rather than inability to pay was respon- 
sible in a large measure for this situation. 

One of the high lights during the year was the 
reception tendered to the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master, by Temple Lodge No. 324 on the oc- 
casion of its 75th Anniversary. A large number of 
Grand Lodge Officers and Past Grand Lodge Offi- 
cers accompanied Most Wor. Bro. Dunlop on this 
night, and were favoured with a most inspiring 
address by the Grand Master. 

In conclusion might I say I have found this 
year a very busy and pleasant one; the Grand 
Master has stressed the importance of friendliness 
in Masonry, and I have been received as his repre- 
sentative in a most friendly and cordial manner 
throughout the District. I have appreciated this 
very highly and wish to thank the lodges in every 
instance for having made my task a pleasant ex- 
perience. I have made many new Masonic friends 



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who, along with many of years standing-, it will be 
my pleasure to cherish I hope for a long time. 

I have been encouraged during the year by the 
assistance of the Masonic organizations and the 
past and present Grand Lodge officers I have ap- 
preciated their help and advice at all times. They 
have been generous in my praise and charitable in 
their criticism. I ask for my successor the same 
consideration and support accorded to me. I have 
no fears for the future of Masonrv in Hamilton 
District "A". 

All of which is fraternally and respectfully 
submitted. 

Frank McNiven, 

D.D.G.M., Hamilton District "A". 



132 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

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: 

In submitting- my report, may I first express 
my gratitude to all the lodges of Hamilton District 
"B" for the selection of myself as the representa- 
tive of the Grand Master and to the Most Wor- 
shipful, the Grand Master for his confirmation. 

The honour which I have received I feel is also 
for my Mother Lodge, Wentworth No. 166, (the 
Lodge room being located in the historic Village of 
Stoney Creek) and whose officers and members with 
those of all other lodges within my jurisdiction have 
during the past year given to me every possible 
support and encouragement. 

I appointed Worshipful Brother Harold G. 
Parrott as my District Secretary, and I was for- 
tunate in receiving his acceptance as he has been 
unsparing of his time and effort, attended all my 
Visits of Inspection, and other meetings, and with 
unassumed dignity carried out the duties of his 
office in a thorough and efficient manner, and was 
always thoughtful in his remarks of the assistance 
given by the various secretaries. I also appointed 
Worshipful Brother W. M. Clark as my District 
Chaplain, and he ably fulfilled the duties of the 
position. To both I extend my sincere appreciation. 

I sincerely regret that space will not permit 
the report of each Visit of Inspection, or other 
visits, as the officers and members of all lodges 
seemed to be irhbued with the spirit of optimism 
for the advancement and betterment of the Order. 
I have inspected all the lodges of the District, and 
the attendance at each has been exceptionally large 
of both the members and visitors. I express my 
sincere thanks to those present, and past Grand 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 133 

Lodge Officers, and all others who followed my 
meetings during the year for their loyal support, 
and many kindnesses shown. 

The average attendance at regular meetings 
has been approximately twenty-four per cent., the 
lodges with the lower memberships being the most 
favorable. I realize that there are more diversions 
in the City where there are larger memberships, 
and coupled with the fact that many members are 
affiliated with other lodges, many are of a ripe age, 
others afflicted, and a large number whose occupa- 
tion calls them away, a lower percentage attendance 
is to be expected if the full membership is to be 
considered. My thought is, that it would be of 
great value for the information which would be ob- 
tained with respect to all members, if the lodges 
would check over their membership, and by a pro- 
cess of elimination ascertain the possible attendance. 
The co-operation of the officers when in or outside 
the tyled doors of the lodge, and their arrangements 
for talent, and outstanding speakers as part of the 
fourth degree assists to maintain a good attendance, 
but in conjunction with these efforts the officers 
realize that all members like to see the degree work 
as perfect as possible, and it is essential that the 
spirit of friendliness must ever prevail among the 
brethren. 

Masonic Education under Worshipful Brother 
Alex Love of Wardrope Lodge, whom I reappointed 
as Chairman of the District Committee, is being 
ably lead and followed up closely by the lodges and 
with his assistants they have created and stimu- 
lated among the brethren a desire for the history, 
and knowledge of the Craft. Regular monthly 
meetings were held in the Masonic Hall, Hamilton, 
and the large attendances only voice what I have 
previously stated. 

The various lodges are carrying out the true 
Masonic spirit of benevolence, and while some are 
called upon heavily, which is particularly true of 
the City lodges, others apparently get off quite 



134 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

lightly. However, from information which is not 
recorded, I can say that the members are not lack- 
ing- in assisting where help is needed, as they are 
giving financial aid, and relieving in other ways. 

Arrears of dues have been reduced, though 
some of the lodges have the problem of financing 
ever before them. The reduction is the result of 
improved economic conditions, and to some extent 
by suspension for N.P.D.'s The necessity for this 
latter action is to be regretted, but I have found 
that members have not been suspended indiscri- 
minately, but every opportunity has been allowed 
for payment according to their means, or at least 
to give reasons for their failure, when, if satis- 
factory, the dues were remitted in many instances, 
in whole or in part. 

I appreciate the work of all the secretaries for 
their efforts in the collection of dues, and present- 
ing at each meeting all matters which should be 
dealt with in open lodge, and the assistance they 
have given to my secretary, and myself. 

During the past year there has been a slight 
increase in the number of candidates, and I am 
pleased to add that the prestige of the lodges is 
being maintained by the high standard of the ac- 
cepted candidates showing that due precautions 
are being observed, which the members appreciate 
are necessary for the benefit of the Order. 

My observations with respect to Church Ser- 
vices are, that they could, and should be better 
attended, especially when the number of Masons in 
the Hamilton Districts is considered. A better 
response on these occasions would be beneficial to 
the Order. 

We have a very active Past Masters' Associ- 
ation in the two Districts "A" and "B", and it has 
been doing splendid work. We also have an active 
Masters' and Wardens' Association, and it is also a 
great benefit to the Districts. Together they have 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 135 

co-operated to advance Masonic Education, uniform- 
ity of work, and once each year sponsor a Grand 
Lodge Night with the Grand Master as the honored 
guest. 

A "William Osier" night on November 2nd, was 
a tribute to our late beloved R. W. Bro. William 
Osier, P.G.S. Warden, arranged by Acacia Lodge 
No. 61 of which he was a valued member. A plaque 
was presented in his honor and will adorn the walls 
of the lodge as a remembrance of one who on ac- 
count of his genial, and humorous characteristics, 
and above all as one who practised the tenets of 
Masonry at all times, was beloved by Masons 
throughout the Grand Lodge of Canada, in the 
Province of Ontario, as well as among the brethren 
across the border to the south. It was very fitting 
that his son was initiated in Acacia Lodge on this 
evening, the chairs being occupied by various past 
and present Grand Lodge Officers and the Worship- 
ful Master, Geo. F. Clark and his officers deserve 
much credit for the arrangements. They also 
should feel proud of their "Grand Lodge Night" 
which taxed the capacity of the large I.O.O.F. Hall 
in which the banquet was held, after the work in 
the lodge room. It was an outstanding tribute to 
a great Mason, Most Worshipful Brother W. J. 
Dunlop. A large number of present and past Grand 
Lodge Officers attended to assist in this honour to 
our Grand Master. 

A visit on April 29th of many members of 
Western Star Lodge No. 21 of Youngstown, Ohio, 
accompanied by their D.D.G.M., R. Worshipful 
Brother Harry S. Manchester, to Buchanan Lodge 
No. 550 was one of those outstanding international 
visits, which tend to spread the spirit of friendli- 
ness, and knit more closely together those true 
Masonic ties of the Brotherhood. 

I feel grateful to my Mother Lodge, Wentworth 
No. 166, for the presentation on May 29th, of an 
Undress Regalia, and to the lodge of which I am 
also a member "Acacia", for a reception and pre- 



136 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

sentations to R. Worshipful Brother McNiven of 
District "A" and myself. 

The year has been one of pleasure, and I will 
carry with me many pleasant memories of the 
splendid support and many courtesies I have re- 
ceived. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

W. S. Milmine, 

D.D.G.M., Hamilton District "B". 



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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: 

In presenting my report on Masonry in Lon- 
don District, I wish to express my deep gratitude to 
the brethren for my election as D.D.G.M., and to 
you, Most Worshipful Sir, for confirming the same. 
Lack of space does not permit a full account of a 
very active year, and any inadequacy must be at- 
tributed to enforced brevity. 

(1) Appointments 

Worshipful Brother (Rev.) C. C. Waller, D.D., 
kindly accepted the office of District Chaplain fot a 
second term, having served in this capacity some 
twenty-two years ago under the late R.W. Bro. C. 
H. Ziegler. 

W'orshipful Brother Thomas C. Benson accepted 
the appointment of District Secretary. His execu- 
tive experience has been most helpful in judging 
the efficiency of the business management of the 
various lodges. 

(2) Obituaries 

Some lodges have suffered severely through the 
deaths of several members, many of whom had been 
very active in masonic work. Two past Grand 
Lodge officers, R.W. Bro. Moore and R.W. Bro. 
Buchner, succumbed after long illnesses. The sym- 
pathy of every Mason in the District is extended 
to the families of all departed brethren. 

(3) Lodge Rooms and Equipment 

The lodge rooms are in fairly good condition 
and adequate for masonic work. Several lodges have 



138 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

improved their quarters by painting and repairing 
their buildings, by installing more comfortable seat- 
ing and by adding such equipment as altar lights, 
wands, etc. A few of the other lodges might follow 
this example and reap the benefit of increased in- 
terest in their meetings. 

The heating has been satisfactory in all ins- 
tances, but in most lodge rooms the ventilation is 
inadequate for a large attendance. The hot and 
''stuffy" atmosphere results in restlessness among 
the brethren and decreases the efficiency of the 
work. In many cases satisfactory ventilation could 
be secured at a small cost. 

The lighting in most cases is suitable for gen- 
eral purposes, but some improvement of the special 
lighting for degree work is desirable in many rural 
lodges. This could be secured for a reasonable 
outlay. 

Several lodges do not have proper facilities for 
the safe-keeping of records, and some have suffered 
loss in the past through fire. Minute books, ledgers, 
etc., become more valuable as the lodge increases in 
age and great care should be taken to protect them. 

(4) Lodge Meetings 

The attendance at meetings of inspection has 
been excellent, averaging one hundred and three for 
the twenty-three visits, the lowest being fifty-three 
and the highest one hundred and fifty-nine. The 
attendance at regular meetings has been up to 
standard, the lowest average being fifteen, the 
highest ninety and the mean, forty-five. 

The work of the senior officers and assistants 
in prominent speaking parts, has been well done. 
The junior officers have been satisfactory with two 
or three exceptions. Suggestions for improvement 
have been well received and better work has been 
observed when a return visit was possible. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 139 

The work of many lodges has been outstanding 
and the general average would compare favourably 
with any district in the province. 

(5) Masonic Education and Instruction 

Examinations of brethren for advancement 
have been excellent, reflecting credit upon the offi- 
cers and committees of instruction. A commendable 
feature is the increased attention to the instruction 
of the newly made Master Masons. 

More reading is being done, and short address- 
es prepared by younger brethren have been well re- 
ceived in their own and other lodges. Some lodges 
conduct "Quizz" sessions, the brethren being chosen 
in teams to lend a competitive feature. Such ques- 
tion and answer periods may be very valuable when 
a limited field of the work or Constitution is under 
discussion. 

At the regular meeting of the Tuscan Lodge in 
October the officers of the twenty-three lodges in 
the District were invited to attend. The D.D.G.M. 
was given the opportunity of communicating the 
information received at Grand Lodge and over one 
hundred and fifty from twenty-one lodges attended. 
Such a meeting makes repetition unnecessary dur- 
ing visits of inspection. 

In January, February and March special meet- 
ings were held for the demonstrating of the three 
degrees as emergent assemblies of The Tuscan 
Lodge. The District Committee on Masonic Educa- 
tion in co-operation with the Past Masters', Masters' 
and Wardens' Association selected the brethren to 
do the work and appointed committees to prepare 
questions and answers. These informative degrees 
were favourably accepted and the attendance aver- 
aged over one hundred and twenty-five. Complete 
reports of procedure, questions and answers have 
been filed with the Grand Secretary. 

The assistance rendered by the Past Masters', 
Masters' and Wardens' Association to the D.D.G.M., 



140 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

and to the Committee on Masonic Education cannot 
be praised too highly. The Committee's efforts 
should now be directed towards the improvement of 
pronunciation and the proper placing of emphasis 
in various lectures and charges. 

Speakers have been provided on many occasions 
both within and outside the District, and the con- 
tributions of W. Bro. Everton A. Miller have been 
especially appreciated. On two occasions, V.W. Bro. 
A. J. Brace, associated for years with the Y.M.C.A. 
in China, gave interesting addresses on Chinese 
Masonry to large audiences. 

Several lodges conducted their annual church 
meetings, and the District Divine Service was held 
on May 21st at First-St. Andrew's United Church. 
Rev. J. Y. McKinnon, Ph.D., preached a timely and 
helpful sermon, and Dr. Harvey Robb provided 
special music. Some attention should be given to 
the reorganization of this annual event to emphasize 
its great importance to the Craft. 

(6) Fraternal Visits 

Your D.D.G.M. had the privilege of accompany- 
ing Union Lodge on a trip to Detroit, and Kilwin- 
ning Lodge on visits to Montreal and Port Dover. 
Other fraternal visits have occurred between London 
lodges and others within and outside of the Dis- 
trict. On all occasions the spirit of friendliness, 
sociability and good will has prevailed. 

(7) Benevolence 

The local lodges have expended reasonable 
amounts on benevolence and it is impossible to es- 
timate the amount of assistance given privately by 
many members. Attention is given to every deserv- 
ing case, and in some instances relief is extended 
to some not legally entitled to the same. 

The work of the Sick and Visiting Committees 
cannot be praised too highly. The spread of joy 
and happiness among our "shut-ins" is one of the 
most useful services Masonry can promote. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 141 

(8) Finances and Membership 

The finances of most lodges are in good condi- 
tion, but some properties are not adequately insured, 
and several secretaries and treasurers are not 
bonded. 

Brethren in arrears are being treated with true 
masonic consideration. If a brother has some legi- 
timate reason for non-payment, a portion of the 
arrears is accepted and the brother given a new 
start, or he is permitted to pay as he can in small 
amounts. In the cases of some old members of 
long standing most lodges believe no action should 
be taken and dues are remitted . Gradual satisfac- 
tory progress is being made, but arrearages are still 
much too high, and slightly over seventy suspen- 
sions have occurred. 

During the earlier part of 1939 there has been 
a considerable increase in applications for initiation 
and about one hundred have been recorded, a condi- 
tion which seems to indicate that the "lean years" 
are being left behind. The general membership has 
dropped about forty throughout the District and 
the total number of Masons is slightly under forty- 
five hundred. 

Interpretation of sections of the Constitution 
and Rulings of various Grand Masters has been 
discussed and dealt with. Some violations of the 
Constitution have been reported, investigated ana' 
settled according to established usage. 

It has been a great pleasure and privilege to 
have the opportunity of attempting to render some 
service to our great fraternity in an official capacity. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 
Nelson C. Hart, 

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 of Canada, 
in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren: 

I have the honor to present my report on the 
condition of Masonry in Muskoka District for the 
past Masonic year. 

In doing - so I desire to express my appreciation 
of the high honor conferred upon me by the breth- 
ren of the District in electing me as their District 
Deputy Grand Master. 

It has been one of the greatest pleasures of my 
Masonic life visiting and inspecting the lodges of 
the District. The kindly co-operation of the Masters 
and Secretaries in every instance speaks well for 
Masonry in this District. I gratefully acknowledge 
the assistance and co-operation of the Past District 
Deputy Grand Masters, Masters and members of 
the District and will never forget their help, co- 
operation and wonderful hospitality. 

Following my election to office I appointed W. 
Bro. M. J. Gulley as District Secretary and Bro. W. 
M. Whitley as District Chaplain. Both these breth- 
ren are members and regular attendants of my own 
lodge, Strong No. 423, and to them I owe a debt of 
gratitude for their assistance so freely given 
throughout the year. 

The most important event of the year was the 
District Reception tendered the Most Worshipful, 
the Grand Master by Granite Lodge at Parry Sound 
on May 31st. A banquet in his honor was held in 
the Sunday School room of the United Church, 
with an attendance of some one hundred and fifty 
members of the District. Most Worshipful Bro. 
Dunlop endeared himself to every one present and 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 143 

his kindly words of advice on our duty as Masons 
will long be remembered by those who had the good 
fortune to be present. After the banquet lodge was 
opened. Past District Deputy Grand Master Adam 
Brown occupied the Master's chair and with a full 
complement of Past Grand Lodge Officers of the 
District conferred a First Degree with credit to 
themselves and the District. This was one of the 
very pleasant and instructive occasions of the year 
and I deeply appreciate the kindness and co- 
operation of Granite Lodge in making it possible. 

On June 11th, Unity Lodge of Huntsville acted 
as hosts to the brethren of the District on the oc- 
casion of our District Divine Service, for which I 
wish to express my appreciation. R. W. Bro. Rev. 
S. L. W. Harton, Grand Chaplain, came to us on 
this occasion and preached a very inspiring sermon 
taking as his subject "Jephtha the Gileadite". 
Bro. Harton remained with us and attended at 
Golden Rule Lodge at Gravenhurst the following 
night where he again favoured us with a particu- 
larly masterly address entitled "By being a man". 
I am deeply grateful to Bro. Harton for his services 
and to the members of Unity Lodge who so kindly 
entertained him while he was with us. 

For the sake of brevity, I shall omit the names 
of those who so kindly accompanied me on my visits 
and in doing so I trust those from whom I received 
such loyal support will not think me ungrateful. I 
have inspected each lodge of the District, following 
what has become more or less a precedent in the 
District, by making part of the visits in the fall of 
the year and finishing in the spring after winter 
road conditions have passed. Nearly all lodges 
worked a degree when I was present. I found the 
w r ork generally of a high standard and quite uni- 
form throughout the District. Attendance was ex- 
ceptionally good at all visits of inspection and seems 
to be considerably increased at all meetings. A 
spirit of kindly good fellowship prevails in Muskoka 
District. The brethren evidently appreciate meet- 



144 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

ing and working together. I believe attendance has 
considerably improved in the past year. Many of 
the lodges stress this matter urging every member 
to be present and bring some one with him. Each 
lodge has a committee on Masonic Education doing 
active service. This feature is appreciated by all 
and has been the greatest help to improve attend- 
ance as well as being responsible for renewed in- 
terest and the general advancement of our noble 
art. With very few exceptions arrears of dues are 
not unduly large. The matter is under considera- 
tion by the officers or a committee in each lodge 
and every effort is being put forth to keep this item 
down to a minimum. If at all possible each case 
is personally investigated with the result that sus- 
pensions have been few. 

Wor. Bro. Gulley, District Secretary, accom- 
panied me on every inspection and gave valuable 
assistance in examining the records, etc. We found 
the secretaries and treasurers carrying on their 
work very efficiently. Records are credibly kept. 
Lodge property in each case is well covered by in- 
surance. Some lodges have not the best facilities 
for safe keeping of the records ; those of importance 
are zealously guarded. We have recommended some 
lodges to provide suitable safe keeping for their 
records. Benevolence is a matter carefully con- 
sidered by all presiding officers of the District and 
promptly handled after full and careful considera- 
tion. I have had the pleasure of meeting most of 
this year's candidates and can only say Masonry 
not only appeals to the best in men but to the best 
of men. It is quite evident lodges in the District 
are strictly guarding the ancient landmarks in this 
respect. Grand Lodge proceedings have been taken 
up and discussed in every lodge. Most lodges are 
in good financial condition, with comfortable quar- 
ters, good lighting, heating and other accommoda- 
tion. One lodge requires new quarters and have 
a committee working on the matter. 

As a result of my inspections I am of the 
opinion Masonry is carrying on a great work in this 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 145 

District. It is definitely on the upgrade and I feel 
will continue as an agency for the betterment of 
humanity. 

It has been a great privilege for me to serve in 
the capacity of District Deputy Grand Master and 
it has been my desire at all times to merit the con- 
fidence placed in me by the brethren of this Masonic 
District and that I might render some real service 
to the Order. That has been and will remain my 
ambition and I sincerely trust that some measure 
of success may result from the past year's work. 

Fraternally submitted, 

F. A. Mitchell, 

D.D.G.M. for Muskoka Disirict. 



146 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

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: 

I have the honor to submit for your considera- 
tion, my report on the condition of Masonry in 
Niagara District A, for the year just ending. 

I especially wish to express my appreciation 
and sincere thanks to the brethren of the District 
for the honor bestowed upon myself and Adanac 
Lodge in electing me : to the high and important 
office of District Deputy Grand Master of this 
ancient and honorable District, and to the Most 
Worshipful, the Grand Master for confirming my 
election. My work was made a pleasure by the 
hearty co-operation of the officers and members 
throughout the District. 

My first duty — and a pleasant one — was to ap- 
point W. Bro. David A. Cameron as my District 
Secretary. He has accompanied me on all of my 
visits, examined all the books and records of the 
several lodges and found all of them in excellent 
condition, neat and well kept. I desire to express 
my sincere thanks for his helpful assistance to me 
during my term of office. 

I wish to assure the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master, that Masonry in Niagara District "A" has 
recovered very nicely from the effects of a few lean 
years and is now in a good healthy condition. The 
work in the several lodges is being carried on in a 
uniform manner and is fully up to the standard. 
A wonderful spirit of harmony permeates the whole 
District and the feeling of good fellowship, both in 
and outside of the lodges is very noticeable. It has 
been my pleasure to see the work put on in every 
lodge room in the District and there was very little 
room for criticism. The Worshipful Masters and 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 147 

the officers of the various lodges seem to be imbued 
with the spirit of Masonry, and are putting their 
best efforts into the work. The benevolent end of 
our work is being generously taken care of by the 
constituent lodges. 

The educational end of our labors has been 
ably taken care of by R.W. Bro. A. E. Coombs and 
his efficient staff of speakers, who have been avail- 
able whenever and wherever their services were 
needed. 

One of the outstanding events of the year was 
the celebration by St. George's Lodge, No. 15, St. 
Catharines, Ont. of their one hundred and twenty- 
fifth anniversary at which the Most Worshipful, 
the Grand Master was present accompanied by 
several other Grand Lodge officers. W. Bro. Missen 
and his officers are to be congratulated on the 
splendid record of the lodge, and on the entertain- 
ment provided on this occasion. 

The crowning event of a most satisfactory 
year was the District Reception given to our Grand 
Master, M.W. Brother W. J. Dunlop, and Merritton 
was singularly honored by having the reception held 
there. The banquet was held in the High School 
Auditorium on March 24th, at which every Master 
in the District was present and nearly three hun- 
dred other enthusiastic Masons. After partaking 
of an excellent dinner, served by the ladies of St. 
Andrews Presbyterian Church, Most Worshipful 
Bro. Dunlop was introduced by R.W. Bro. A. E. 
Coombs, and the brethren listened attentively to a 
pleasing, instructive and interesting address given 
in his inimitable manner. Other musical and vocal 
selections, as well as short addresses given by other 
prominent members, made the entertainment one 
long to be remembered. 

I believe that gatherings of this nature unite 
the lodges together in greater unity, and create a 
better feeling of good fellowship among the breth- 
ren. 



148 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

In conclusion I wish to again thank all of the 
officers and brethren for their loyal support, willing 
assistance and the numerous courtesies extended to 
me during my term of office. I shall remember, 
with more pleasure than I am able to express, the 
pleasant duties performed and warm friendships 
made while acting as D.D.G.M. of Niagara District 
"A". 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 

S. A. Moffatt, 

D.D.G.M., Niagara District "A". 



TORONTO. ONTARIO. 1939 149 

NIAGARA 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: 

I have the honor of submitting- my report on 
the condition of Masonrv in Niagara District "B" 
for the year 1938-39. 

First I would like to express my sincere appre- 
ciation to the brethren of this District for the 
honor conferred upon me in electing me as the rep- 
resentative of the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master, and to the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master in confirming that election. 

The duties of this office I have endeavoured to 
carry out to the best of my ability, and to maintain 
and uphold the traditions and welfare of the Craft. 

My first official act was to appoint Wor. Bro. 
Cecil E. Laur as District Secretary, and the duties 
of this office he has faithfully and efficiently ful- 
filled. 

On Dec. 7th, 1938 we were honoured with the 
presence of the Most Worshipful the Grand Master 
at the dedication of the new temple of Stamford 
Lodge No. 626. He was accompanied by the Grand 
Secretary, the Assistant Grand Secretary, and 
several other Grand Lodge Officers. This occasion 
will long be remembered by all those who were 
present. 

In reviewing the work of the year that has 
just drawn to a close, may I congratulate each 
lodge on its officers. In every instance I have found 
them well skilled and thoroughly familiar with the 
work. I have visited every lodge in the District 
once and the most of them several times. Every- 



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where I have been received in the most hospitable 
manner. 

The Committee on Masonic Education has had 
a most successful year and I wish to express my 
appreciation to all those who assisted on that Com- 
mittee, and helped to bring about the success it has 
attained. I especially wish to thank R.W. Bro. G. 
E. French, P.G.J.W. (Chairman), and R.W. Bro. 
Wm. Wheeler P.D.D.G.M. Niaagra "A" for their 
very valuable assistance. Three Lodges of Instruc- 
tion have been held, one in each degree. The en- 
thusiasm shown has been most gratifying. At each 
of these meetings every lodge in the District has 
been represented, and the interest shown has cer- 
tainly done a great deal to create uniformity of the 
work throughout the District. At each of my 
Visits of Inspection a splendid speaker was arrang- 
ed for by the committee, who gave a short but 
interesting address on some phase of Masonic 
Education. 

The old question of arrears of dues is still a 
problem in this District and while only a very few 
have been suspended for non-payment of dues, the 
majority of lodges are still seeking some solution. 
Some lodges have offered to cut dues of those in 
arrears for three or four years if a substantial pay- 
ment is made by a certain time. Others have offered 
a discount of some kind if they pay up to date. I 
believe the most of the brethren in arrears are 
financially able to take care of their obligations. 
There are some, however, who are not, but I think 
in most cases every effort is being made to take 
care of these. 

I believe the attendance at our regular meet- 
ings is on the increase. I have particularly noticed 
many of our older members who have not been 
present of late are again commencing to attend. 
This I think can be attributed to the efforts of 
the Committee on Masonic Education, which has 
shown those on the sidelines that there is far more 
to Masonry than just the conferring of degrees. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 151 

Divine Service was held by most lodges in the 
District. I think we should have a better attend- 
ance of members and Past Grand Lodge Officers at 
these services. In fairness to our Grand Chaplain, 
R.W. Bro. S. L. W. Harton, I did not appoint a 
District Chaplain. R.W. Bro. Harton has, however, 
accompanied me on almost all of my Visits of In- 
spection. 

In conclusion may I again thank all the breth- 
ren of Niagara District "B" for the wonderful co- 
operation and many kindnesses shown me. If my 
year has cemented the ties of Masonry a" little closer 
I shall feel abundantly repaid for any efforts spent 
on my part. 

All of which is fraternally and respectfully 
submitted. 

Jas. E. Laur, 

D.D.G.M., Niagara District "B". 



152 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

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: 

I herewith wish to present for your considera- 
tion my report on the condition of Masonry in the 
District of Nipissing East, for the vear ending June 
30th, 1939. 

t 

First, I would like to express my sincere ap- 
preciation to the brethren of Nipissing East, for the 
high honor conferred upon me, and also my home 
lodge of Elk Lake, by my election as D.D.G.M. for 
the District. It is an honor that I have endeavored 
to fill to the best of my ability. 

There have been several outstanding events in 
the District during my term of office. 

The first was the election of our genial friend 
R. W. Bro. B. F. Nott to the Board of General Pur- 
poses. He is the first Mason from the North to be 
elected to that august Board, and was second on the 
poll. 

The outstanding event was the visit of our 
G. M., M. W. Bro. Dunlop, to the North. He, ac- 
companied by our genial friend and counsellor, R. W. 
Bro. E. G. Dixon, G.S. visited Nipissing Lodge at 
a most opportune occasion, its Fiftieth Anniversary, 
on Sept. 26th. 

Over 200 Masons of every rank, sat down to a 
sumptuous banquet, and after partaking of the 
many good things, listened to a very inspiring ad- 
dress by our G. M. followed by other fine speeches. 

We then adjourned to the Lodge Room where 
R.W. Bro. Nott, initiated his son into the mysteries 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 153 

and privileges of Freemasonry. All the offices were 
filled by Grand Lodge Officers. 

After the splendid evening at Nipissing Lodge, 
it was my privilege to attend next night a meeting 
of Temiskaming Lodge, at New Liskeard, with our 
Grand Master and Grand Secretary. 

Here were gathered brethren from New Lis- 
keard, Cobalt, Haileybury and Elk Lake. Some had 
motored seventy miles to attend the gathering, and 
I am sure were not disappointed. 

After a short session in the Lodge Room, we 
adjourned to the banquet hall. The Grand Master 
was in fine form and delivered an inspiring and 
humorous address. R.W. Bro. Dixon was also in 
fine form and kept the brethren in fine humour 
with his fund of jokes and anecdotes about his 
many friends present. 

I found my brief association with these two 
Masonic lights, a fraternal education and a social 
pleasure. I would have liked to accompany them on 
the rest of their trip North, but my professional 
duties forbade. 

My first official visit was on Feb. 16th, at 
Temiskaming Lodge, New Liskeard. Here, in spite 
of many counter attractions there was a good turn- 
out of the brethren. There was no degree work, 
but the W.M. opened and closed the lodge in the 
three degrees and showed a marked proficiency in 
his work. 

Temiskaming Lodge is on a very solid founda- 
tion financially and otherwise. The officers have 
the assistance of a large number of very zealous 
and proficient Past Masters. 

On May 4th, I visited Haileybury Lodge No. 
485. This lodge has been having hard times, not 
having had an application for two years. However, 
this evening they had one for membership, and one 



154 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

for affiliation, and we hope this is an indication of 
better times. 

There was no degree work but the opening and 
closing of the lodge in the three degrees was done 
in a very fine and precise manner by W»M. Wilson 
and his officers. 

My next visit was at Nipissing Lodge No. 420 
on May 8th. This meeting was honoured by a visit 
from our Grand Master who again made an inspir- 
ing address. He also presented Bro. T. Turner with 
his medal as a Mason of fifty years. 

The work in Nipissing Lodge is always put on 
in a very able and proficient manner. The prospects 
and financial standing of this lodge are excellent. 

On May 9th, accompanied by R.W. Bros. Nott, 
Stevens and McCullough I visited Mattawa Lodge. 
This lodge is having a hard time to obtain quorums, 
but W.M. Bell and Secretary Tongue are doing 
valiant work in their endeavour to keep it together. 

The work in the lodge room was satisfactory 
and was followed by a very enjoyable banquet and 
evening. The Secretary informed me later that 
they had three applications after our meeting. 

On May 10th, I visited North Bay Lodge. This 
is the youngest lodge in the District, but one would 
not think so from the very able and proficient man- 
ner in which they conferred the Second Degree. 
They have a fine bunch of very zealous and profi- 
cient officers and Past Masters. 

On May 11th, accompanied by R.W. Bros. 
Stevens and Nott, I visited Sturgeon Falls Lodge. 
This lodge has been having hard times, but is 
emerging from the depression in a fine manner fi- 
nancially and masonically. The Second Degree was 
conferred in a very able manner by W.M. Gilliland 
and his officers, after which the Master delivered 
a very inspiring, address on Masonic Education. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 155 

On May 29th, I visited Cobalt Lodge accom- 
panied by some brethren from Elk Lake. Cobalt 
had been the victim of a fire, but now has a new 
lodge room all ready except the furniture. It should 
be ready for dedication about September. The work 
here was done in a very creditable manner by W.M. 
Munro and his officers. Cobalt Lodge is in a very 
healthy condition financially and otherwise. 

My last visit was to my home lodge of Elk 
Lake on June 13th. Here we had a record attend- 
ance of members and visitors. The work was put 
on in a very able manner by W.M. Forbes and his 
officers. Elk Lake has received many new and 
promising candidates from the surrounding mining 
camps, particularly Matachewan, and is in a sound 
position financially and otherwise. 

Elk Lake Lodge feels honoured by the fact that 
one of our affiliated brethren, W. Bro. J. E. John- 
ston, P.M. of Port Arthur Lodge, this Spring re- 
ceived his medal as fifty years a Past Master. He was 
a tower of strength to our lodge for several years. 

Masonry in the North received a sad blow last 
December in the death of R. W. Bro. C. W. Haent- 
schel of Haileybury. He was a keen and well known 
Mason, and will be greatly missed. His funeral at 
Haileybury on December 18th, was attended by 
many Grand Lodge Officers and brethren from 
every point of the North. 

Masonic Education is being well administered 
in most of the lodges, but there is still room for 
improvement in some. 

This year we had two joint church services, 
one in the South at North Bay, and one in the 
North at New Liskeard, each taking in four lodges. 
Both services were well attended. 

Before closing I wish to express my sincere 
thanks to my loyal Secretary W. Bro. LeGallais, 
my sponsor and preceptor, R.W. Bro. J. S. Mc- 



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Cullough, who with R. Wor. Bros. Nott and Stevens 
accompanied me on many of my visits. They were 
a great support. 

In conclusion I can assure you that Masonry 
in Nipissing East District, is distinctly on the up- 
ward trend. 

For my successor I would ask the same loyal 
support and co-operation. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

Geo. R. Crann, 

D.D.G.M., Nipissing East District. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1?39 157 

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 feel it is a great privilege and pleasure to 
present my report on the condition of Masonry in 
Nipissing (West) District for the past year. 

I desire at this time to express my sincere 
thanks and appreciation of the high honor confer- 
red on me and Espanola Lodge by the brethren of 
Nipissing (West) District, in electing me the per- 
sonal representative of the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master, in this District. 

My first official act was to appoint Wor. Bro. 
J. F. Freure, District Secretary. Wor. Bro. Freure 
was particularly fitted for this office, he being Sec- 
retary of Espanola Lodge No. 527 for many years, 
and an outstanding Mason. He accompanied me on 
most of my official inspections, and gave freely of 
his time and knowledge for the benefit of Masonry 
in general and Nipissing (West) District in par- 
ticular. I am deeply indebted to him for his services, 
for which I wish to express my sincere appreci- 
ation. 

Nipissing (West) District was particularly for- 
tunate in having a visit from Most Worshipful Bro. 
W. J. Dunlop, Grand Master, accompanied by Rt. 
Wor. Bro. E. G. Dixon, Grand Secretary. It was my 
great pleasure to accompany them to Sault Ste. 
Marie on October 17th, where the three Sault lodges 
joined in the reception. 

We returned to Little Current on October 18th, 
where Espanola Lodge No. 527. Gore Bay Lodge No. 
472, joined with Doric Lodge in the reception. On 
October 19th, it was my great pleasure to assist 
Most Wor. Bro. Dunlop and Rt. Wor. Bro. E. G. 



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Dixon in the dedication ceremony of the new lodge 
room of Nickel Lodge No. 427, Sudbury. The ad- 
dress of the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master at 
each meeting was full of inspiration for all Masons 
and the close attention with which every word was 
followed by the brethren was evidence that his 
words were falling on fruitful ground. The address- 
es by the Grand Secretary, Rt. Wor. Brother E. G. 
Dixon were also of a very high order. These even- 
ings were a splendid success not only in affording 
an opportunity for the brethren to hear the leaders 
of the Craft, but also in promoting fraternal con- 
tacts among the brethren of the different lodges. 

The kindness and hospitality which were given 
me by the brethren on all my visits throughout the 
District, made the work more pleasant and my 
duties very agreeable. My hope is that their trust 
in me has not been undeservedly bestowed. 

During my term of office I visited every lodge 
in the District at least once officially and in every 
case I found the work to be extremely uniform 
throughout. Where there were errors or omis- 
sions demanding criticism, it was found that these 
were largely caused by some temporary condition 
beyond the immediate control of the Worshipful 
Master or were accidental and not subject to criti- 
cism. 

The Worshipful Master was in every case en- 
thusiastic and diligent in improving the status of 
his lodge irrespective of how high that status might 
be. The Past Masters are now, as ever, one of the 
main supports of the lodge. Where these brethren 
remain active and retain an interest in the ruling 
of the lodge, there is invariably a more correct and 
impressive rendition of the work. 

I have found the financial condition of the 
lodges, with two exceptions, to be good. One of 
these is involved and handicapped by reason of an 
indebtedness. The secretaries were efficient and 
reliable. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 159 

Masonic Education is being- carried on. The 
excellent lead given last year was followed fairly 
closely under the same' District Committee, namely, 
Rt. Wor. Bro. H. F. Goodfellow of Sault Ste. Marie, 
Rt. Wor. Bro. Joseph Fowler of Sudbury and Rt. 
Wor. Bro. W. F. McRae of Gore Bay, and each 
lodge has its own committee to work with the Dis- 
trict Committee. There is a deep interest in this 
problem; all recognize the need for educational en- 
deavour. The necessity for a close attention to 
Masonic Education was pointed out, so that our can- 
didates on being advanced through the various 
degrees may have a sure opportunity of receiving 
some introduction into the deeper fastnesses of our 
art. 



My last official inspection in the District was 
my own lodge in Espanola No. 527, and the high 
light of the evening was the address delivered by 
Rt. Wor. Bro. S. L. W. Harton, Grand Chaplain, of 
Niagara Falls, who was with us on this occasion. 
It was a great honor and pleasure to have in the 
District, during my term of office, so distinguished 
a visitor, and on his visits to Espanola Lodge, June 
7th, Chapleau, June 8th, and Nickel, June 9th, he 
delivered brilliant and inspiring addresses which 
were received with marked attention and appreci- 
ation by those present. 



In conclusion, I wish to say that during my 
visits to the various lodges in the District I had in 
mind, besides the representation of the Grand 
Lodge, to extend the right hand of fellowship to 
all, to make friends in every lodge, to encourage by 
my own example that friendship from one lodge to 
another so that we may not only realize it in our own 
lodges but that the District may become one large 
united one and thus by our unity accomplish more 
fully the object of our institution. And I wish to 
express my appreciation of the many kindly con- 
siderations and expressions of good will at the 
hands of the brethren throughout the District. I 



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hope the same loyalty, co-operation and goodwill 
will be shown my successor. 

Fraternally submitted, 

S. D. Spence, 

D.D.G.M. Nipissing (West) District. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 161 

NORTH 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: 

I have the honour to submit herewith my re- 
port on the condition of Masonry in North Huron 
for the Masonic year now closing. 

First I desire to express my sincere thanks to 
the brethren for the honor they bestowed upon me 
and Fordwich Lodge No. 331, in electing me to that 
high and important office of District Deputy Grand 
Master of this District. I have endeavoured to ful- 
fill the duties as the representative of the Most 
Worshipful, the Grand Master to the best of my 
ability and with a full appreciation of the confidence 
placed in me by the brethren. 

As required by the Constitution, during my 
term of office I have visited all the twelve lodges of 
the District. Indeed, I had the pleasure of visiting 
most of the lodges twice and on other occasions 
visiting with and receiving visits with Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Geo. Robb, of Bruce District, Rt. Wor. Bro. E. 
Tailby of Wellington District and Rt. Wor. Bro. F. 
J. McLeod of South Huron District. I derived a 
good deal of benefit and pleasure from these con- 
tacts and hope that they may strengthen the spirit 
of fraternity in our jurisdiction. 

On Nov. 2nd, our District was honoured with a 
visit from the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, 
Bro. W. J. Dunlop and other Grand Lodge Officers 
on the occasion of the dedication of Teeswater 
Lodge No. 276, which was duly dedicated according 
to established usage in the presence of a large as- 
sembly of the Craft. This lodge is to be congratu- 
lated upon its splendid new quarters which is 
furnished in excellent shape. We were favoured on 
this occasion by the presence of Rt. Wor. Bro. E. 



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G. Dixon, Grand Secretary, Rt. Wor. Bro. S. L. W. 
Harton, Grand Chaplain, Rt. Wor. Bro. T. C. Ward- 
ley, Chairman of Benevolence and many other dis- 
tinguished brethren from other districts. 

On another occasion at Listowel Rt. Wor. Bro. 
T. C. Wardley gave an address on the work of the 
Benevolence Committee. 

One other outstanding event was held on April 
4th, when Rehoboam Lodge No. 65, Toronto, visited 
Wingham Lodge No. 286 and initiated the son of 
the Master, Wor. Bro. Fuller. Wingham is to be 
congratulated on the very fine turnout at this meet- 
ing. 

We held three Lodges of Instruction through- 
out the District, one on each degree. The first one 
was held at Lucknow when Northern Light Lodge 
No. 93, Kincardine, exemplified the First Degree. 
The Second Degree was exemplified by Blair Lodge, 
No. 314, Palmerston, at Listowel on May 10th, and 
the Third Degree was given at Teeswater by Wing- 
ham Lodge, No. 286. These meetings were well 
attended and proved very instructive events. I 
found the brethren eager for Masonic Education 
throughout the District. I owe a debt of gratitude 
to Rt. Wor. Bro. Geo. Jefferson of Clinton who led 
in the discussion on all three degrees; also the 
three lodges which exemplified these degrees and 
the three lodges which acted as hosts for the dif- 
ferent occasions. 

Generally speaking I consider Masonry in North 
Huron to be in a healthy condition. The lodges are 
staffed with well skilled officers, sincere and en- 
thusiastic and endeavouring to discharge their 
duties faithfully. The secretaries are all imbued 
with the idea of keeping their records in a way that 
reflects honor on themselves and the lodges they 
represent. 

Most of the lodges are having the usual trouble 
with N.P.D. Every consideration is being given to 



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those in arrears but still in some lodges the amount 
is large. I find the lodge property in all cases fully 
covered by insurance. 

In my addresses to the various lodges I have 
endeavoured to stimulate a greater interest in 
everything pertaining to Masonry especially that 
which Masonry stands for both in the Lodge Room 
and outside. Never in the history of the world was 
the steadying influence of Masonry more needed 
than it is today. 

The most perfect harmony and fraternal good- 
will exist among the lodges throughout the whole 
District. Exchanges of fraternal visits are frequent 
and are productive of a great deal of good to both 
the lodges and members. Most of the lodges are 
having plenty of work as applicants are coming 
forward in quite a good number and in two or three 
lodges they are being overworked. I believe that 
Masonry is highly regarded and that it is doing a 
real, though unassuming service in the various com- 
munities where our lodges are located. 

One of the pleasing features of my official 
visits was the presence of many officers, many of 
whom are growing old in years, yet masonically 
young. Out of many I would mention the names 
of R. W. Bro. A. C. Hutchinson of Fordwich Lodge 
who is fifty-four years a Mason, R. W. Bro. Fowler 
of Teeswater, R. W. Bro. Turney of Blyth Lodge, 
R. Wor. Bro. Hutton of Londesboro Lodge, Wor. 
Bro. Ringland of Londesboro Lodge, Wor. Bro. Dr. 
Armstrong of Wroxeter Lodge — eighty-seven years 
old and fifty-six years a Mason, Wor. Bro. G. C. 
Hacking of Bernard Lodge, Listowel. 

On May 7th, the District Divine Service was 
held in Fordwich United Church when there was a 
very large attendance of members. All lodges in 
the District were represented but one and we were 
very pleased to have R. Wor. Bro. Robb of Bruce 
District and other visitors. R. Wor. Bro. S. L. W. 
Harton, Grand Chaplain, gave a very inspiring ser- 



164 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

mon. He was assisted by the District Chaplain, Bro. 
Johnston, and Past District Chaplain, Bro. Raynor. 
I am indebted to Rt. Wor. Bro. Harton for his visit 
to the District and accompanying me on my official 
visit to Blyth Lodge at which he gave a very 
instructive address. 

My thanks are due to our Grand Secretary for 
assistance at any time I asked for it and if I were 
to make any special mention it would be to Wor. 
Bro. E. W. Carson who acted as District Secretary 
and District Chairman of Masonic Education which 
meant a good deal of work and correspondence. But 
he was untiring in his efforts to further the interest 
of Masonry in North Huron; also Wor. Bro. Harry 
West, Master of my own lodge who missed only 
two of my official visits and was present on many 
other occasions. When the Church Services were 
too many on one Sunday for me to attend Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Wylie helped me out for which I wish to thank 
him. 

In conclusion I have only to say that my con- 
stant aim has been to fulfill the duties of my high 
office to the utmost of my ability. W r herein I have 
failed it has been through incompetency and not 
from lack of good intention. I shall always look 
back on this year with a good deal of pleasure and 
with a knowledge that I, myself, at least, have been 
greatly benefited through my personal contact with 
the brethren. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

R. W. N. Wade, 

D.D.G.M., North Huron. 



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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: 

This is a great honor and pleasure to present 
this report on the general condition of Masonry in 
Ontario District and in doing so I wish to extend 
my sincere appreciation to the brethren of the Dis- 
trict for electing me to this high office of repre- 
senting The Most Worshipful, The Grand Master, 
and for the honor they have conferred on me and 
my Mother Lodge, namely, Durham Lodge, No. 66 
A.F. & A.M., Newcastle, Ontario. 

In performing my first official duty, I appointed 
Worshipful Bro. P. F. Hare as District Secretary, 
and Wor. Bro. T. W. Jackson as District Chaplain. 
I am very grateful to these brethren for their loyal 
support during my term of office. 

I appointed Rt. Wor. Bro. E. F. Farrow of 
Oshawa, as Chairman of the District Committee on 
Masonic Education. 

The Committee is composed of Rt. Wor. 
Brothers G. C. Bonnycastle, Bowmanville; G. M. 
Goodfellow, Whitby; H. G. Hutcheson, Port Perry, 
and E. J. Wormington, Port Hope. 

I feel that Ontario District is greatly indebted 
to these brethren for their generous efforts in this 
work. 

A Committee on Masonic Education has been 
appointed by the Masters in each lodge, and 
Masonry in the District has greatly benefitted by 
their work. The brethren are becoming acquainted 
and enlightened in the true masonic principles of 
our ancient landmarks and established usages. The 



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young officers and members of the Craft are show- 
ing- a keen interest in this work and feel amply 
repaid for their endeavour. 

I have visited each lodge in the District and 
have found the officers very diligent and efficient 
in their work. Some, of course, have attained a 
little higher degree of perfection than others. This 
is due no doubt to their untiring efforts and regular 
practice. I am glad to commend these brethren for 
the splendid manner in which they conduct their 
work. 

The lodges of Ontario District are to be con- 
gratulated on the loyal support they receive from 
their Past Masters. The splendid services these 
brethren are giving the Craft are much appreciated. 

Our masonic brethren realize the important 
duty they owe to their Church and a number of 
Masonic Divine Services have been held in this Dis- 
trict. We enjoyed a great deal the privilege of 
having Our Most Worshipful, The Grand Master on 
two occasions, one in Bowmanville, when Jerusalem 
Lodge attended St. John's Church. A large number 
of Masons were present again in Port Hope when 
on the evening of May 7th, Ontario and Hope Lodge 
accompanied by many brethren from all of the 
District attended St. John's Church. The Grand 
Master's address on each of these occasions will 
long be remembered and greatly appreciated by the 
members of the Craft. 

I had the pleasure of having The Rt. Wor. Bro. 
S. L. Wallis Harton, Grand Chaplain, as my guest 
when he visited Newcastle to take charge of our 
Masonic Divine Service. I wish to thank the breth- 
ren of the District who were able to attend this 
service and show their appreciation for the efforts 
of our Grand Chaplain. 

The attendance at our lodge meetings is not 
all that could be desired but a good average is being 
maintained. 



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The slight improvement in financial conditions 
has greatly helped in the collections of dues, both 
current and arrears, as many delinquent brethren 
have now become members in good standing. 

The records and finances of each lodge are very 
carefully preserved, their regalia and furnishing 
properly insured. 

The work of the secretaries is quite praise- 
worthy. In some cases the Worshipful Master and 
officers have assisted in collecting the arrears of 
dues. This I am sure is gratefully received. 

Some of the lodges in the District are enjoying 
their share of new candidates while others may 
have had a good number in the year previous. In 
all the class of newly admitted members is of a 
very high calibre which will prove a great asset to 
Masonry. 

Senior Wardens' Night is a regular successful 
event held by Cedar Lodge, No. 270 of Oshawa. 
From this St. John's Lodge No. 17, of Cobourg, hold 
a Worshipful Masters' Night. Ontario Lodge, No. 
26 and Hope Lodge, No. 114 of Port Hope hold im- 
mediate Past Masters' Night. In all there is a true 
fraternal spirit established in this District. 

In visiting the lodges of the District I could 
not but notice the cordial masonic spirit in which 
visitors were welcomed, and I am proud to have 
been the representative of the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master in a district where good fellowship 
is so abundantly exemplified. 

I must thank my predecessor, Rt. Wor. C. F. 
Cannon, the Masters, Officers and brethren of the 
District for the assistance and kindness they have 
shown me. This year has been a most pleasant one 
and I trust my successor will receive the same 
whole-hearted support. 

Fraternally submitted, 
H. J. Toms, 

D.D.G.M., Ontario District. 



168 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

OTTAWA 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 the 
representative of the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master in the Ottawa District, for the year 1938-39. 

I wish first to express my sincere thanks to the 
brethren of this District in electing me to the office 
of D.D.G.M., and to Most Worshipful Brother W. J. 
Dunlop in confirming- the election. 

On assuming office I appointed Worshipful 
Brother Robert Wilson, an experienced Past Master 
of my own Lodge, as District Secretary, and he ac- 
companied me on all but one visit, and has perform- 
ed his duties in a very efficient manner. I have 
found on many occasions that his advice has been 
most helpful and I am deeply grateful to him for 
his loyal support. 

It was my pleasure and very great privilege to 
personally inspect all of the twenty-seven lodges in 
my District, and I am pleased to report that I have 
found the work very satisfactory and that a con- 
scientious effort is being made by the Worshipful 
Masters and the Officers throughout the District 
to confer the degrees and perform their other duties 
in accordance with the wishes of Grand Lodge. 

The Past Masters of the various lodges in the 
District deserve great credit for their faithfulness 
in attendance, their interest in the affairs of their 
lodges, and their efficient work in the degrees. 

I was particularly pleased to note that the 
spirit of Masonry is very much alive in the Ottawa 
District, and without any exception I found great 
friendliness and goodfellowship prevailing. I have 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 169 

been treated everywhere with the greatest courtesy 
and consideration, and every effort has been made 
by the Worshipful Masters to make my duties both 
light and pleasant. 

The attendance on the nights of my inspections 
was very gratifying, and I am convinced that the 
average attendance at lodge meetings in this Dis- 
trict has improved during the past few years. 

The lodge records throughout the District were 
in nearly every instance in good order and insurance 
is being carried on lodge possessions. 

The situation as regards outstanding dues has 
shown some improvement, and with the exception 
of a few lodges this matter appears to be well in 
hand. 

The secretaries of the lodges deserve particular 
mention for the high standard of excellence with 
which they keep their records. 

Masonic Education in this District is under the 
capable direction of Worshipful Brother T. E. Man- 
sell, and some definite progress has been made in 
this District. In addition to arranging for educa- 
tional addresses on Masonry, Worshipful Brother 
Mansell and Worshipful Brother R. D. Whitmore, 
President of the Past Masters' Association, co- 
operated with me in organizing and conducting a 
Lodge of Instruction in each degree. The attend- 
ance at these meetings was most encouraging, a 
large number of lodge officers and brethren being 
present at each exemplification. We feel that much 
good has been accomplished. 

Every lodge in the District is giving attention 
to the important duty of benevolence according to 
their circumstances, and I feel that they are en- 
deavouring to meet every reasonable demand made 
upon them. Undoubtedly much charity is being 
bestowed by many brethren which is only known 
by the recipient and the giver. 



170 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The Past Masters' Association is active and 
meets on regular occasions. They are always most 
willing to co-operate and assist in the advancement 
of Masonry. The Ottawa Temple Choir, which con- 
sists of Masons only, has also been very generous 
with their services at masonic gatherings. 

As regards suggestions, I would recommend 
that careful attention be given by Masters as to 
the selection of brethren appointed to the visitors' 
committee, and that a real effort be made to see 
that all visitors are met and welcomed in the ante- 
room before entering the lodge, and introduced and 
taken care of throughout the evening. 

While no doubt it is an old story, I would like 
to express my opinion that the work of the D.D.G. 
M. would be much simpler and better results ob- 
tained, if all lodges in the District installed their 
officers in the month of June so that the D.D.G.M. 
would work throughout his entire term with the 
one slate of Masters. 

An event of outstanding importance was the 
visit of Most Worshipful Brother W. J. Dunlop to 
the Ottawa District on January 30th, 1939. This 
meeting was under the auspices of Prince of Wales 
Lodge No. 371, Ottawa, and the chairs during the 
reception were occupied by the Officers of St. John's 
Lodge No. 63, Carleton Place. A large and repre- 
sentative gathering greeted the Grand Master both 
at the reception and at the banquet table. The 
Grand Master's address was greatly appreciated 
and was an inspiration to all present. The Masons 
of the Ottawa District consider this meeting the 
outstanding event of the year. 

I had the pleasure to be present in company 
with Right Worshipful Brother J. A. Dobbie, 
D.G.M., as an invited guest of Acacia Lodge No. 71, 
Buckingham, Que., on the occasion of their Fiftieth 
Anniversary, at which time they held a reception 
to Most Worshipful Brother Duncan McLellan, 
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Quebec, who 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 lit 

was accompanied by a number of Grand Lodge offi- 
cers and brethren of our sister jurisdiction. Need- 
less to say I was very pleased to be present on this 
occasion. 

I was invited to accompany several members 
of St. John's Lodge No. 63, Carleton Place, to 
Almonte, when Right Worshipful Brother D. H. 
Mcintosh presented Worshipful Brother John D. 
Taylor with a long service jewel. I was pleased to 
extend my congratulations to this brother who has 
had fiftv years of active service in the interests of 
the Craft. 

In conclusion, may I express my gratitude to 
the Most Worshipful the Grand Master for his help, 
to the Deputy Grand Master, to the Grand Secre- 
tary, and to all past Grand Lodge officers, Masters, 
Past Masters and brethren in this District for the 
whole hearted support which I have received during 
the year. The many kindness shown and the cour- 
tesies extended have helped to make the past year 
a most pleasant and profitable one for me. 

All of which is fraternally and respectfully 
submitted. 

Frank W. Smith, 

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



172 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

PETERBOROUGH 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 a pleasure and a privilege to submit for 
your consideration, my report on the condition of 
Masonry in Peterborough District, for the masonic 
year 1938-39. 

May I first of all be permitted to express my 
sincere appreciation of the high honor conferred 
upon me and my mother lodge, Percy No. 161, by 
the brethren of the District, in electing me to be 
the representative of the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master in Peterborough District and also to 
thank the Grand Master for confirming that elec- 
tion. Fully appreciating the important duties of 
the office, I have endeavoured throughout the year, 
to discharge the same to the best of my ability so 
as to maintain, if possible, the high standard of 
efficiency set by my predecessors in office. And if 
in this respect I may have had any measure of 
success it may be largely attributed to the assis- 
tance accorded me at all times by the Past Masters 
and present and past Grand Lodge officers of the 
District. 

I was particularly fortunate in having associ- 
ated with me, Wor. Bro. Morley E. Smith as District 
Secretary, and V.W. Bro. Rev. Gordon R. Duncan, 
Past Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Quebec, 
as District Chaplain. Wor. Bro. Smith, though a 
very busy man, accompanied me on nearly all my 
visits of inspection. To him I owe a debt of grati- 
tude not only for the very able and courteous 
manner in which he discharged his duties but also 
for his kindly advice and encouragement to me. 

Accompanied by several members of my mother 
lodge, I visited every lodge in the District, and 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 173 

without exception have found that the lodges are 
staffed with officers who are conscientious and 
sincere in the performance of their duties. The work 
was uniform and of a very high standard. In many 
cases it was practically perfect. 

Attendance in all lodges is very good, due, 
I think, to the increasing number of candidates, and 
also to the untiring efforts of the various Wor. 
Masters and Past Masters to provide some special 
feature besides the regular work of conferring de- 
grees at each lodge meeting. 

For the advancement of Masonic Education, 
Peterborough District is well organized. Each lodge 
has an active committee in charge of this impor- 
tant branch of Masonry. These committees are 
under the capable leadership of Rt. Wor. Bro. H. 
R. H. Kenner of Peterborough. 

Arrears of dues are a problem in many of the 
lodges. Each lodge is endeavouring to solve this 
problem in the true benevolent spirit which charac- 
terizes Freemasonry, and while conditions in the 
various lodges are of necessity different, yet I feel 
that one solution to the problem lies in attempting 
to create greater interest in the individual member. 

The District Secretary reports that the secre- 
taries are doing good work, that the lodge books 
are in good order and neatly kept. Lodge property 
in all cases is fully covered by insurance and lodges 
which own their own buildings are making satis- 
factory progress toward paying off their debt. 

An increasing number of candidates are offer- 
ing themselves for the mysteries and privileges of 
Masonry and, after due precautions, are received 
into the various lodges. I have had the pleasure of 
being present at the initiation, passing or raising 
of several and would unhesitatingly say that if they 
are a sample of the type of men who are being re- 
ceived then the future for Masonry in Peterborough 
District is bright indeed. 



174 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

During the year there were many pleasant 
events which took place in each and every lodge 
which are worthy of special note. I shall, however, 
mention two of them. 

October 31st was a memorable occasion in the 
history of Peterborough Lodge No. 155, in that it 
marked two anniversaries, one the seventy-fifth 
birthday of the Lodge, and the other the thirtieth 
anniversary of the initiation into Masonry of Most 
Wor. Bro. Dunlop, who was received into Peter- 
borough Lodge October 31st 1908. 

The celebration opened with a short ceremony 
in the Lodge Room, followed by dinner at the Em- 
press Hotel, and was attended by upwards of two 
hundred Masons. Rt. Wor. Bro. W. D. Campbell, a 
Past Master of the Lodge, acted as chairman. An 
interesting feature was the reception of messages 
from lodge members now located at distant points, 
by telephone and loud speaker system. The chief 
item of the evening, however, was the address by 
the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, which was 
impressively delivered and greatly enjoyed by all. 

Another high light of the year took place on 
May 10th, when the Grand Master honored Percy 
Lodge, No. 161 by his presence, and assisted in the 
celebration of its seventy-fifth anniversary. Masons 
from every lodge in the District were present and, 
after a brief ceremony in the Lodge Room, during 
which Most Wor. Bro. Dunlop presented a Fifty 
Year Medal to a brother of over fifty-three years 
standing, the brethren enjoyed a dinner in the 
banquet hall on the first floor of the building. Wor. 
Bro. Morley E. Smith, Wor. Master of the lodge, 
presided over a programme of music and addresses 
chief of which was the inspiring address of the 
Grand Master. 

In conclusion let me again thank the many 
brethren throughout the District, for the privilege 
I have had and the friendships I have formed in 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 175 

endeavouring to serve you as District Deputy Grand 
Master. 

The year just closing will be remembered by 
me as one of the happiest years of my masonic life. 

I bespeak for my successor the same considera- 
tion and loyal support which has helped to make 
my work easy and pleasant. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Lome Darling, 

D.D.G.M., Peterborough District. 



176 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

PRINCE EDWARD 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 pleasure that I now submit my report 
on the condition of Masonry in Prince Edward Dis- 
trict for the past masonic year. 

Let me first express my appreciation and 
thanks to those Past Masters and Wardens who 
made it possible for me to receive the honor of 
District Deputy Grand Master, being the first made 
Mason of Franck Lodge No. 127 to have that honor 
in nearly eighty years. 

My first duty was to appoint W. Bro. Geo. N. 
Spencer as District Secretary and I desire to ex- 
press to him my sincere thanks for his co-operation 
and willingness to assist me when needed thereby 
making the duties in connection with my office most 
pleasant. 

In only two lodges on nights of inspection, the 
officers of the lodge had no degree work to perform, 
but they opened, passed and raised, then closed in 
the three degrees in a very creditable manner. The 
degree work exemplified by the other lodges was 
well and ably done and required little criticism on 
my part. 

The attendance at the regular meeting is con- 
sidered good, and is being maintained by inviting 
in a guest speaker to talk on some educational sub- 
ject about Masonry. This seems to be the general 
system among the lodges to further Masonic Edu- 
cation. 

The District seems to be in a very healthy 
condition as far as applications for membership are 
concerned with due regard as to fitness as nearly 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 177 

every lodge is receiving its share and I believe that 
the number of initiations will be much greater than 
last year. 

On September 16th, 1938, the Grand Lodge, at 
the request of the Trustees of the Public School 
Board of Trenton, laid the corner-stone of the new 
school. A very large number of the Craft was 
present. 

On October 28th, 1938, the District tendered a 
Banquet and Reception to the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master in Bridge Street United Church, 
Belleville. About three hundred were present. The 
splendid address of the Grand Master was much 
appreciated and proved a wonderful stimulant to 
the Order in this District. 

It was with great pleasure that I paid three 
fraternal visits to Frontenac District. On the first 
occasion, I accompanied Moira Lodge No. 11, of 
Belleville, to St. John's Lodge, Kingston, then Trent 
Lodge, Trenton to Union Lodge, Napanee and my 
third, to Bath, when Rt. Wor. Bro. J. B. Elliott, 
D.D.G.M. of Frontenac District paid his official 
visit to his Mother Lodge. On this occasion, Rt. 
Wor. Bro. Campbell of St. Lawrence District was 
also present. Rt. Wor. Bro. Elliott returned these 
fraternal visits to Trenton, Belleville and my Mother 
Lodge at Frankford. I certainly think that these 
fraternal visits express a true masonic spirit, an 
inspiration of helpfulness and good will. 

I regret very much to report the passing of 
Rt. Wor. Bro. Thos. Laycock of Marmora Lodge No. 
222. He was a valued member of the District and 
much respected in the community. I would also 
report the death of Very Wor. Bro. E. W. Case of 
Prince Edward Lodge No. 18, Picton. Bro. Case, 
when in good health, was a very active Mason, a 
particularly well-versed student of Masonry and 
masonic history, and will be greatly missed by the 
members of the Craft. 



178 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

I note from summonses received, that nearly 
every lodge has arranged to hold Divine Service on 
some Sunday in June. 

I find that a number of the lodge members are 
not any too well pleased with the new form of 
Funeral service. 

I note that some of the lodges are still having 
difficulty in the collection of dues, while others with 
a real live Secretary are making progress. 

In conclusion, I must say that this has been 
one of the most pleasant and profitable years in 
my masonic career. 

I wish to especially thank Rt. Wor. Bro. R. D. 
Adams and Rt. Wor. Bro. J. 0. Herity for their 
valued assistance, and to the whole Craft for the 
courtesy and loyal support given me in my honest 
endeavour and humble way to perform the various 
duties of my office. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally 
submitted. 

Clem. H. Ketcheson, 

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



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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: 

I have the honor of submitting my report as 
representative of the Most Worshipful, the Grand 
Master, in Sarnia District. 

In presenting this report, I wish to take the 
opportunity to extend to t he brethren of the 
District, my sincere thanks for the honor they 
conferred on me in electing me to this office, and 
also to the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master for 
confirming my election. 

My first official act was to appoint Worshipful 
Brother James Menzies of Watford as District Sec- 
retary and Worshipful Brother (Rev.) J. H. Hosford 
as District Chaplain, and I wish to thank both these 
brethren for their valuable assistance. 

I have visited every lodge in the District, and 
have had the pleasure of seeing at least one degree 
conferred at each visit. The work, in nearly every 
case, was well done, and left little room for making 
corrections. Whenever it was necessary to correct 
a portion of the work, I endeavoured to do so 
quietly and to offer suggestions for the improve- 
ment of the work. 

Attendance at regular lodge meetings is fairly 
good. Some lodges are increasing attendance by 
holding Past Masters' Night, Side Benchers' Night, 
and also by having a social hour together after the 
lodge is closed. In most cases the smaller lodges 
have the best average attendance. I think the way 
to keep up attendance is to give the brethren some- 
thing to do that will keep up their interest in the 
lodge. 



180 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Masonic Education: This branch of the work 
has just begun in this District during the year. 
R.W. Bro. E. C. Freer was appointed District Chair- 
man and he is getting an organization together to 
carry out the work. When this is completed, I 
believe Masonic Education here will be well looked 
after. 

The work of Benevolence is not being neglected. 
The lodges are doing their best to render assistance, 
where necessary. During the year I have endeavour- 
ed to keep this matter before the brethren. 

In the matter of finances, many lodges are 
faced with the problem of unpaid dues. I am pleased 
to report, however, that the amount is decreasing. 
Where suspensions were made it was done only 
after careful consideration of each case. The sec- 
retaries of the lodges are doing a good work in 
collecting the dues and they should receive the 
support of the brethren. 

The lodges all carry insurance on their property 
and the secretaries' books and the lodge records are 
well kept. The value of a good secretary to a lodge 
cannot be over-estimated. 

I regret to have to report that I found it rather 
difficult to get the brethren interested enough in 
the Masonic Library to take advantage of the oppor- 
tunity afforded them by this means of acquiring 
more light in Masonry. 

It has been my privilege and pleasure to visit 
some of the other Districts, namely, Wilson, London, 
St. Thomas, Chatham and South Huron, and also to 
have the representatives of the Most Worshipful, 
the Grand Master in these Districts visit in Sarnia 
District. 

On May 28th, the Grand Chaplain, R.W. Bro. 
Harton, visited the District and delivered an ex- 
cellent address in the Central United Church, Sarnia. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 181 

This service was well attended and the thanks of 
the brethren are due our Grand Chaplain. 

One of the most outstanding events of the year 
was the visit of our Grand Master, Most Worshipful 
Bro. W. J. Dunlop, to Sarnia District. The meeting 
was held in the City of Sarnia and there was a large 
number of Masons present, nearly every lodge in 
the District being represented. The meeting was 
also attended by some Grand Lodge Officers and 
members from the Grand Lodge of Michigan. 

Most Worshipful Bro. Dunlop gave a very in- 
structive address which was well received by all 
present. Addresses were also given by a number 
of other prominent Masons including Most Worship- 
ful Bro. F. B. Lambie, Grand Master of the Grand 
Lodge of Michigan. 

It is with deep regret that I have to report the 
death of two outstanding Masons of the District, 
R. W. Bro. J. W. McDonald of Leopold Lodge No. 
397 Brigden, and R.W. Bro. Wesley Carter 01 
Tuscan Lodge No. 437 of Sarnia. These brethren 
served the Craft for many years and will be missed 
by all. They were always willing to assist in any 
way possible. 

The Past Masters' Association of this District 
has been doing a good work along educational lines. 
It has arranged for some excellent addresses on 
masonic topics, and also arranged to have the degree 
work exemplified in different lodges throughout the 
District. 

In conclusion I wish to express my appreciation 
for the assistance given me by the Present and Past 
Grand Lodge Officers. This has made my term of 
office one of profit and pleasure for me. I have 
made many new friendships during the year, and I 
hope that the fraternal feeling which exists among 
the brethren of Sarnia District may long continue. 
I am deeply grateful to all for their support and 



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co-operation during the year and I hope that the 
same assistance will be extended to my successor 
as has been given to me. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally 
submitted. 

Paul S. Kingston, 

D.D.G.M., Sarnia District. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO,. 1939 183 

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: 

I have the honor and great pleasure of herewith 
presenting for your consideration my report of the 
condition of Masonry in South Huron District for 
the year ending June 24th, 1939. 

First, I wish to express my deep appreciation 
of the high honor the brethren of South Huron Dis- 
trict have conferred upon me and on Craig Lodge, 
No. 574, by electing me as the representative of the 
Most Worshipful the Grand Master and also to the 
Grand Master in confirming the District's choice. 

For District Secretary I appointed Wor. Bro. 
Charles Harvey Smith, a Past Master of Craig 
Lodge, who has been untiring in his efforts to assist 
and support me in every way possible throughout 
my term of office. I am also greatly indebted to 
the other Past Masters and brethren of Craig Lodge 
for their loyal support, and for accompanying me 
on many of my visitations. 

Fulfilling the duties of my office I made an 
official visit of Inspection to every lodge in the Dis- 
trict. In each of these, needless to say, I was well 
received not only by the members, but also by their 
visitors, many of whom attended most of my official 
meetings. The attendance at these meetings was 
very gratifying and demonstrates that the spirit 
of Masonry is very evident throughout the District. 

During these visits I am pleased to report I 
found the condition of Masonry and the quality of 
the work all that could be wished for. The Masters 
and their officers had their work well in hand, de- 
grees were conferred not only nearly word perfect, 



184 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

but with much impressiveness to the candidates. In 
some instances information and correction were 
necessary to keep our work uniform. In all such 
cases my instructions were received in true masonic 
spirit, as the officers all seem anxious to carry out 
their alloted tasks correctly when properly in- 
formed. 

The attendance at regular meetings is keeping 
up, and in many lodges it has increased. But there 
is still room for improvement. Much of the cause 
for non-attendance, I consider is caused by the lack 
of promptness in starting the meetings, by not giv- 
ing sufficient thought to the preparation of the 
programmes, and by allowing the proceedings to 
drag so that the hour of closing is too late. A very 
effective method of keeping up interest is the carry- 
ing out of special evenings, such as Past Master's 
Night, Railroad Men's Night, Members' Night and 
others. Members' Night is one that creates much 
interest when those who are usually termed as side 
benchers exemplify the degree even to giving the 
Warden's lecture and final charge, the regular offi- 
cers being responsible for the coaching of the 
brother assuming his chair. It not only encourages 
the member taking part, but many others attend 
to witness the work and see how they get along. 

The number of applicants for membership in 
some lodges is not so great as last year, while other 
lodges which have had very few candidates for some 
years past are now quite active. Through this 
period of inactivity, I am pleased to note, that they 
did not lower the standard but have carried on until 
the right type of applicant came along. 

Arrears of dues continue to be a worry to most 
lodges in spite of the fact that our faithful secre- 
taries continually keep reminding the members. 
Many of the members allow their dues to be in ar- 
rears. In my observation the lodges, which follow 
the rules laid down in the Book of Constitution re- 
garding dues, manage best, both for the lodge and 
also for the members. In many cases failure to pay 



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dues is habit rather than necessity. However, there 
are exceptions which require due consideration. 
Throughout this District I had hopes for some im- 
provement over former years, but some suspensions 
are being reported. 

We are fortunate in this District in having very 
faithful and efficient secretaries, each performing 
his duties satisfactorily. Minutes are well written, 
records are kept and money received is properly 
recorded and disposed of. The insurance on furnish- 
ings and buildings, I believe to be sufficient. In 
reporting on ventilation of lodge rooms it must be 
admitted that many are lacking in this respect but 
in most instances it would be hard to rectify. 

Benevolence, that part of our lodges' activities 
of which we are justly proud, is being carried out 
in most of the lodges as the need arises. There is. 
however, the lack of desire on the part of some of 
our brethren to practise this virtue even though it 
is a virtue they once professed to admire. They are 
willing to have lodge funds used in this way but do 
not favour individual contribution. 

The question of Masonic Education is one which 
has received a great deal of attention in this Dis- 
trict, and under the chairmanship of Rt. Wor. 
George H. Jefferson, who was appointed District 
Chairman last fall, this work is in good hands and 
I feel sure his efforts toward this part of our work 
will not be fruitless. 

We also have a Past Masters' Association in 
our District which was formed in October of 1937 
under the presidency of V. Wor. Bro. John Semple. 
This organization has done much for Masonry in 
the District and has been a very effective medium 
for the promotion of Masonic Education and for 
cementing more closely the ties of brotherhood 
among the brethren of the various lodges. 

I am greatly indebted to the District Deputy 
Grand Masters of the surrounding districts for 



186 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

honouring South Huron with their presence on 
many occasions throughout my term of office. The 
very pleasant associations I have had with them 
will ever remain in my memory. 

I am also very grateful to the Grand Chaplain, 
Et. Wor. Bro. S. L. W. Harton, for the inspiration 
which he brought to our District on the occasion 
of Divine Worship Service of Craig Lodge, No. 574, 
on April 23, 1939, and also for his address to the 
District Past Masters' Association at a meeting 
held in Stratford on May 25th. These two inspiring 
gatherings will not soon pass from our memories. 

Throughout my term of office I have endeav- 
oured to associate myself with the lodges' activities 
whenever circumstances would permit, attending 
Divine Worship and installation services, and many 
regular meetings and have thereby tried to show my 
interest in their work and to strengthen the ties 
between the constituent lodges and Grand Lodge. 

In conclusion, I would like to express my thanks 
to the brethren of the District for the courtesy, 
kindness and hospitality extended to me throughout 
the District and I bespeak for my successor the 
same loyal support and co-operation. 

Fraternally sumbitted, 

Fred J. McLeod, 

D.D.G.M., South Huron District. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 187 

ST. LAWRENCE 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 my very happy experience to have 
had the opportunity and privilege of serving the 
cause of Masonry in St. Lawrence District. It has 
been a year of new friendships and of great appre- 
ciation of Masonry. It has taught me some of the 
things Masonry really stands for. In broadening 
my outlook on life, it has taught me more humbly 
to bend to the will of the Great Architect. 

My first official duty was the appointment of 
Wor. Bro. C. G. Morris as District Secretary. I 
greatly appreciate his assistance and advice during 
the year. I next appointed Rev. Bro. T. F. Town- 
send, B.A., B.D., as District Chaplain. Bro. Town- 
send also proved himself an admirable Mason, and 
was a splendid help to me and to the District. 
During the course of the year I visited every lodge 
in the District and received kindness far beyond 
my fondest expectation. 

I found Masonry in a healthy condition and 
have reason to believe that Masons in St. Lawrence 
District are taking their obligations very seriously. 
The Masters of all the lodges are most enthusiastic. 
Some have put on special nights, such as "Doctors' 
Night", "Past Masters' Night", etc. This idea 
should be encouraged. 

The financial condition of the lodges was fair. 
Several lodges own their own buildings and have 
considerable money investments. Others are paying 
off indebtedness. While I found in almost every 
lodge a large number of members in arrears of dues, 
I believe this delicate question is being handled 
most diplomatically. 



188 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

One of the highlights of the year was a Broad- 
cast from station CFLC Prescott, on April 23rd. 
Previous to the arranged date I wrote each lodge 
in the District, asking them to set apart the 23rd 
day of April as a day of prayer for the Peace of 
the World, the Brotherhood of Man, and the Father- 
hood of God. In conjunction with the broadcast 
Central Lodge, Prescott, attended Divine Service in 
the United Church. The idea was well supported 
by a large attendance of Masons from several dif- 
ferent lodges. The District Chaplain Rev. T. F. 
Townsend, B.A., B.D. delivered the address. Rt. 
Wor. Bro. W. F. Reynolds offered prayer and Wor. 
Bro. Petten, Master of Central Lodge, also gave an 
address. Several lodges installed radios in the 
Masonic Temples and the brethren gathered and 
listened in. 

Masonic Education is receiving every considera- 
tion and I found the brethren very much interested. 
In the month of April the executive of the Past 
Masters' Association met in Brockville, at which 
meeting Masonic Education was discussed. By way 
of systematic organization the District was divided 
into three zones. A chairman was appointed for 
each zone which resulted in Rt. Wor. Bro. I. E. 
Lockwood representing zone number one, consisting 
of Evergreen Lodge, True Britons, St. Francis and 
Osiris Lodges, Merrickville, Otter and Fidelity. The 
chairman of zone number two is Wor. Bro. Johnston 
of Prescott, and he is responsible for Mount Zion, 
Nation, Central, Crystal Fountain and St. James. 
In zone number three with Rt. Wor. Bro. A. L. 
Campbell as chairman, the lodges are Lansdowne, 
Macoy, Harmony, Rising Sun, Salem and Sussex. 

On May 22nd, Wor. Bro. W. P. Smith of Kings- 
ton delivered an address in Brockville on Masonic 
Education. The address was most efficiently given 
and it was appreciated and enjoyed by the large 
number of Masons present. Other addresses are 
to follow this Autumn. 

On Oct. 21st, my Mother Lodge, Harmony, 
celebrated its Sixtieth Anniversary. Lodge was 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 189 

opened in the afternoon and a First Degree was 
conferred on my son. Most Worshipful Brother R. 
B. Dargavel was present and delivered the main 
address of the evening. About two hundred Masons 
from all parts of the District and outside the Dis- 
trict attended the banquet. 

May 20th, was the occasion of a visit to St. 
Francis Lodge, Smith's Falls, by Sault Springs 
Lodge, Syracuse, N.Y. An exemplification of the 
First Degree was very interesting. On June 3rd, St. 
Francis Lodge returned the visit to Sault Springs 
and displayed their skill in the First Degree 

A large number of Masons assembled at Brock- 
ville on June the 3rd, to witness the Third Degree 
as exemplified by Utica Lodge, Utica, N.Y., on a 
visit to Sussex. By way of neighbourly gesture, 
the Master of Sussex Lodge made a presentation of 
a beautiful gavel to the visiting brethren. 

On May 22nd, twenty members of Lansdowne 
Lodge were guests at Sacketts Harbour Lodge 
Number 135, N.Y. and were royally entertained. 
Sacketts Harbour conferred a Third Degree. In 
return Sacketts Harbour Lodge visited Lansdowne 
No. 387, when Lansdowne conferred a Second 
Degree. 

I have encouraged similar visits to the United 
States as vehicles of promoting international good- 
will. They cannot be prevented from having a 
beneficial effect. 

On April 13th, Sussex Lodge, Brockville, en- 
tertained the Masters of every lodge in the District, 
and a First Degree was conferred by the Masters. 
This was a night long to be remembered, and I hope 
every year a similar event will be held in some part 
of the District. 

To each Master in the District during my offi- 
cial visit, I presented a gavel as a personal gesture 
of friendship. 



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On June 7th, a Past D.D.G.M.s Night was held 
in Smith's Falls Lodge, when every office was filled 
by a P.D.D.G.M. Rt. Wor. Bro. R. Watchorn of 
Merrickville Lodge, who will celebrate his 87th 
birthday in a few weeks, was in the East. A First 
Degree was conferred and each officer did his work 
well. A banquet was served by Osiris and St. 
Francis Lodges at the close. 

On May 28th, District Divine Service was held 
in Elgin United Church with the District Chaplain 
Rev. T. F. Townsend delivering the address. A 
large number of Masons was present. A large choir 
made up of brethren of the District filled the choir 
loft. 

We have a very efficient and enthusiastic Past 
Masters' and Wardens' Association, of which I can- 
not speak too highly. This Association is the back- 
bone of Masonry in the District. It meets semi- 
annually in June and September and at these 
meetings is selected a D.D.G.M. and other business 
is transacted. 

To the members of my Mother Lodge I feel I 
owe a debt of deep gratitude. Their untiring efforts 
and loyal support in accompanying me on all my 
official visits and co-operating in every way made 
my duties much more enjoyable. I shall always 
look back on pleasant evenings spent with my 
brethren in St. Lawrence District. I thank them 
all for their kindness and can truthfully say "this 
has been the best year of my life". I express the 
hope that the same loyal support will be extended 
to my successor, and may God bless every member 
in this District. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

A. L. Campbell, 

D.D.G.M., St. Lawrence District. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 191 

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: 

I have the honour to submit my report on the 
condition of Masonry in St. Thomas District during 
my term of office as D.D.G.M. 

May I take this opportunity of expressing to 
you, the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, and 
to the brethren of St. Thomas District, my sincere 
appreciation for the honour conferred upon me, and 
for the privilege of serving as D.D.G.M. I also wish 
to thank the brethren of the District for the hearty 
co-operation given me, many of whom accompanied 
me on my official inspections and fraternal visits, 
and in many other ways assisted in making the 
duties of my office easier and most enjoyable. 

My first official act was to appoint Wor. Bro. 
Geo. C. Mathews, of Talbot Lodge 546, as District 
Secretary and I am very grateful to him for the 
efficient assistance he has given me during the 
year. 

I have officially visited each lodge in the Dis- 
trict and, without exception, found the work uni- 
form and of a very high standard. Much credit is 
due the Past Masters for their loyalty and assistance 
to their respective lodges, and to the officers who 
are giving so much of their time and effort to the 
work. From my observations, Masonry is improv- 
ing in the District; the brethren appear to be en- 
thusiastic; and good attendance was noticed at all 
lodge meetings. 

The books of all secretaries were inspected and 
found to be in good order, dues were fairly well col- 
lected, and every effort made to reduce outstanding 
dues, which in general were not of an alarming 
nature. 



192 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Masonic Education has been advanced in the 
District and I have taken the opportunity, at each 
meeting- I attended, to further this cause by select- 
ing - some subject of Masonry, and giving a short 
talk thereon, which I trust was of some benefit to 
the brethren. 

I am happy to report that during my term I 
was honoured with three visits from the Most 
Worshipful, the Grand Master, he giving outstand- 
ing addresses at Aylmer, St. Thomas and Port 
Stanley. His appearance in the District has served 
to stimulate Masonry and give the brethren a clear- 
er conception of just what it means to be a Mason. 

The District Church Service was held on May 
7th, in Trinity Church, St. Thomas, the Rector 
being R. Wor. Bro. Archdeacon Andrews, Chaplain 
of St. Thomas Lodge No. 44. The Most Worship- 
ful, the Grand Master, was the special speaker and 
gave an inspiring address. About 250 Masons 
attended, and after the service retired to the Parish 
Hall to spend a pleasant social hour. 

I am pleased to report that there is an active 
Past Masters' Association in the District. Gifted 
speakers are secured for their meetings, which are 
social as well as instructive, and a great benefit 
to Masonry. 

It has been my privilege to visit in several of 
the other districts, namely, London, Sarnia, Wilson, 
South Huron, and Chatham, and practically all of 
these visits have been returned. In addition to 
official visits, I attended most of the lodges inform- 
ally on several occasions and witnessed the confer- 
ring of the different degrees. 

In conclusion, I would like to again express 
my deep gratitude for the assistance and loyal 
support accorded me by the Masters, Past Masters 
and brethren in the District and for the many kind- 
nesses and courtesies extended to me. 
Fraternally submitted, 

Roy B. Bowey, 
D.D.G.M., St. Thomas District. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 193 

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: 

May I express to you, Most Worshipful Sir, my 
sincere thanks and appreciation for appointing me 
as your representative in Temiskaming District, and 
also to extend to my brethren, my heartfelt grati- 
tude for electing me to this high and distinguished 
office. I also wish to pay tribute to my counsellor 
and friend, the District Secretary, Worshipful 
Brother Hayden S. Rood, a sincere and upright man^, 
whose enthusiastic and loyal support helped to 
make the task of my office, one of great pleasure 
and inspiration. 

Almost my first official duty was to accompany 
our Grand Master and the Grand Secretary on a 
three day tour of this northern District of Temis- 
kaming, which enabled me to meet and get better 
acquainted with the brethren and, to a great extent, 
blaze the trail for my own visits of inspection. I 
realized on this trip the real Mason in Most Wor- 
shipful Brother Dunlop, and its true meaning "a 
friend to all". These three days will ever live in 
my memory as three of the most wonderful days 
in my life. 

Owing to the limited time available and diffi- 
culty of transportation, our distinguished guests 
could only make three official visits, Timmins, Ka- 
puskasing and Kirkland Lake. But at each centre 
a great reception awaited them, many brethren 
travelling over eighty miles to pay their respects 
of loyalty and devotion and to listen to our Grand 
Master's inspiring and worthy message. 

During the year it has been my pleasure to 
visit each of the lodges twice, and in some cases 
three times. Degrees were exemplified in all the 
lodges and without exception, I have found the 



194 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

officers conscientious and sincere in the perform- 
ance of their duties. The work was uniform and of 
a very high standard, in fact, one might truthfully 
say it is exactly and impressively given. Masonry 
in this District is in a very healthy condition. The 
Masters and officers are, comparatively speaking, 
all young men with a keen sense of the responsi- 
bilities their offices demand and among the mem- 
bers that true masonic spirit of harmony and affec- 
tion is exhibited throughout every lodge in the 
District. 

I cannot speak too highly of the loyalty and 
interest displayed by the Past Masters in their dif- 
ferent lodges. The willingness of these devoted 
brethren to assist their Worshipful Masters in any 
capacity at any and all times is one good reason 
for the splendid condition of the Masonry through- 
out the District. 

It gives me great pleasure to pay tribute to the 
secretaries of the several lodges, those officers who 
do so much of what might be termed the invisible 
work of the lodge and consequently are less liable 
to recognition for their indispensable services both 
to their individual lodge and to Grand Lodge. He 
is an important official and to these devoted breth- 
ren much credit is due for the smooth running of 
the machinery and happiness of their lodge. 

Masonic Education has been always on my 
mind and I have endeavoured to stress this im- 
portant branch of Masonry on all my visits. The 
great distances between lodges makes it almost 
impossible to govern this under one District Com- 
mittee, but on my recommendation the Grand Lodge 
Committee on Masonic Education has appointed a 
District Chairman, who, in conjunction with the 
Masters of the lodges, has appointed a Chairman 
for each lodge. By this means a universal system 
of education can be introduced. Much progress 
and enthusiasm has been made and throughout the 
year I have noticed evidence of younger members 
becoming more interested in this work and by 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 195 

acquiring additional knowledge through our Masonic 
Library, are getting to know and enjoy their 
Masonry better. Its influence will be seen very 
clearly in years to come. 

I have tried on every occasion to bring before 
the brethren, the sentiment and wishes of the Most 
Worshipful the Grand Master, and my addresses 
have been centred on some helpful and worthwhile 
thought in keeping with those high ideals which we 
as Masons so proudly profess to admire. From the 
very keen interest shown and the many letters I 
have received from the brethren, these talks seem 
to be greatly appreciated. 

Perhaps the outstanding event of the year was 
the District Lodge of Instruction, which was held 
under special dispensation from Grand Lodge at 
the Town Hall at Iroquois Falls. This is the first 
meeting of its kind to be held in which every lodge 
in the District participated. Nearly three hundred 
brethren were present, many travelling by road 
more than one hundred miles. Each of the degrees 
was properly opened, exemplified, and closed by dif- 
ferent lodges. 

To the guest speaker, Right Worshipful Brother 
T. C. Wardley, Chairman of the Grand Lodge Com- 
mittee on Benevolence, I am most grateful for his 
inspiring and instructive address which deeply im- 
pressed all who were privileged to hear him. It is 
also onlv fitting for me to pav some small tribute 
to Right Worshipful Brother F. W. Ebbitt whose 
untiring energies and assistance are mainly re- 
sponsible for the success of this meeting. Perhaps 
the outstanding feature of this gathering was the 
wonderful means it afforded those from the far 
distant parts of this jurisdiction of meeting and 
getting better acquainted with brethren they per- 
haps otherwise would never have had an opportunity 
of knowing. 

On the morning of June 22nd, a gloom was cast 
over this District by the sudden passing to the 



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Grand Lodge Above of Right Worshipful Brother 
W. W. White of Golden Beaver Lodge No. 528. The 
contribution which "Bill' White, as we all knew 
him with his genial personality, made to every 
phase of masonic endeavour cannot be over- 
estimated. His passing leaves a gap which at 
present seems impossible for anyone to fill. Some- 
how or other he was one of those all too rare in- 
dividuals who happened along and leaves you with 
a strengthened conviction that there is something 
worth while in human nature after all. His memory 
will remain in the hearts of those who knew him. 
Faithful to his trust, he was ever ready to relieve 
distress, aid the weak and comfort the mourner. 
Truly it can be said, he lived respected and died 
regretted. 

And so my term of office draws to a close. The 
year has been one of the happiest years in my 
masonic career, far too short for me to have accom- 
plished all those tasks I had first set out to do. I 
have made an earnest effort to bring to each lodge 
some useful and worthwhile thought in keeping 
with those high ideals which we endeavour to 
promote, not only among our brethren but in the 
community. 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 Temiskaming District living in that happy 
masonic relationship of peace and brotherly love. 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

H. George Ginn, 

D.D.G.M., Temiskaming District. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 197 

TORONTO 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 the close of this, another Masonic year, 
there is a very fine spirit existing throughout the 
thirty lodges of Toronto District "A". One could 
not associate with the brethren in the District 
without sensing a growing feeling of optimism and 
good times, not only in the individual lodges but 
in the Craft generally. The brethren are being 
more strongly seized by the realization that Masonry 
is truly a progressive science and that it is definitely 
on the upgrade. 

This fine spirit, which is so prevalent, is a 
result, primarily, of the inspiration and leadership 
given to us by our Grand Master. We have been 
honoured by his presence on a number of occasions 
in lodges in this District and on the 24th of April 
at a reception tendered to him by our nineteen City 
lodges. On every occasion, the presence and words 
of our Grand Master have given us fresh inspira- 
tion, a greater desire for knowledge and deeper love 
of our Craft. 

The brethren generally, but especially the 
younger brethren and officers, are showing an in- 
creasing desire for masonic knowledge. This has 
been stimulated by our Committee on Masonic Edu- 
cation under the very able leadership of R. W. Bro. 
C. H. Lord. Under this Committee this work had 
made a definite advance during the year. On my 
visits of inspection, a representative of this Com- 
mittee accompanied me and for a few minutes 
presented some phase of their work to the brethren. 
Short informative talks are very much desired by 
the brethren, but they are very impatient with 
masonic talks that go far beyond what they are 
able to comprehend or appreciate. 



198 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The work in the lodge rooms is of a very high 
standard for which much credit should be given to 
my predecessors in office and to the close study 
which it is evident must have been given to it by 
most of the lodges. Good attention to detail greatly 
improves the work and maintains the interest of 
the brethren. 

Candidates are not as numerous as in some past 
years, but are of excellent caliber and, in most 
lodges, sufficient in number to maintain interest in 
the work and to give the lodge the benefit of new 
material. The question of the amount and equality 
of initiation fees is one that may well be studied. 

Attendance of members at the meetings of 
their lodge is one that in most cases is receiving 
needed attention. Our members are such that noth- 
ing less than the best in the lodge room and at 
the hour of refreshment will satisfy them and hold 
their interest. Large gatherings attended by many 
distinguished brethren add an impetus to any lodge, 
but the members generally, primarily wish to find 
in their lodge fellowship with their brethren and to 
take away something that will inspire them to bet- 
ter things. 

The lodges and members are, I believe, showing 
an increased interest in and co-operation with the 
Masonic Board of Relief and Unemployment Bureau 
of Toronto which is doing such a fine work. In- 
creased co-operation and support by the lodges and 
members will greatly assist the Board in its work 
and give it an opportunity of rendering a greater 
service for which it is so well fitted. 

My year has been a very happy and enjoyable 
one. It has been a distinct honour and privilege to 
represent our Grand Master and one for which I 
am ever grateful to the brethren of Toronto District 
"A". My friendly associations with them have been 
a never-failing well of inspiration. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO. 1939 199 

It has been a great pleasure to meet and associ- 
ate with the District Deputy Grand Masters of the 
other Toronto Districts, but a great loss that R. W. 
Bro. McGregor should be taken from us at the ter- 
mination of his year in office in which he brought 
such inspiration to his brethren and added such 
lustre to his name. 

The Masters' and Wardens' Associations have 
been of great benefit to this District and of much 
assistance to me, and the recently organized Dis- 
trict Past Masters' Association has served as a fine 
forum to discuss problems of interest to the Dis- 
trict. 

My work would have been impossible of ac- 
complishment, had it not been for the very valuable 
work and advice of my very good friend the District 
Secretary, W. Bro. Ray W. Swanton. His efficiency 
and knowledge have been invaluable and his kindly 
and timely advice my chief support and reliance. 

The lodges of Toronto District 'A" are working 
together in the utmost harmony. They are striving 
to promulgate the genuine tenets and principles of 
the fraternity and looking to the future with confi- 
dence. 

Fraternally submitted, 

G. W. G. Gauld, 

D.D.G.M., Toronto District "A". 



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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: 

In submitting my report on the condition of 
Masonry in Toronto District "B", I am not unmind- 
ful of the honor and privilege bestowed on me by 
mv brethren in the District, and I convey, at this 
time, my sincere thanks to the brethren for the 
honor bestowed on Acacia Lodge and myself in my 
election to the important office of District Deputy 
Grand Master. The year will linger long in my 
memory as one of those outstanding Masonic ex- 
periences which adds so much to life. May the 
kindly contacts and friendships made, endure. 

I was fortunate in having a brother Mason and 
a friend in Acacia Lodge, Wor. Bro. W. J. Pickard, 
whom I had the privilege of appointing to the office 
of District Secretary. His genial temperament and 
happy faculty of making friends, coupled with his 
sincere devotion to the duties of the office, have 
been a continuous support to my efforts. He ac- 
companied me on every official visit and during the 
term devoted himself to a careful scrutiny of the 
records of each lodge. His affability and good 
nature was much appreciated by the brethren and 
a source of great assistance to me in the perform- 
ance of the duties of District Deputy Grand Master. 

I visited every lodge in the District at least 
once in my official capacity and had the pleasure of 
being received in some lodges twice as a guest, 
either on Installation or Senior Warden's Night 
prior to the installation of the 1939 Masters. The 
Senior Wardens' groups in District "B" are well 
organized and are a means of assistance to the in- 
coming Masters. However, I believe that the 
number of meetings of this group to put on the 
work in the lodges is becoming too numerous and is 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 201 

extending beyond the compass of the original in- 
tention of bringing these officers together to get 
acquainted. 

Early in my year as District Deputy I had the 
pleasure of having Rt. Wor. Bro. Berger E. Eckblad, 
P.D.D.G.M., accept my request for Chairmanship of 
the Educational Committee of District "B". He 
organized a Lodge of Instruction and was a great 
help to me by relieving me of the responsibilities 
of this task. There was also a committee organized 
to give masonic talks to the various lodges under 
his able guidance, and several talks were delivered 
by this committee. For its helpfulness, I extend 
to this committee my sincere thanks and suggest 
the continuance of such work. I have the pleasure 
to report that fifty-two talks or readings in con- 
nection with Masonic Education were given during 
the year by various brethren. 

We, the brethren of District "B" and Masonry 
at large, regret greatly the loss of several of our 
brethren who were called to the Grand Lodge 
Above, and I beg forebearance to mention the 
special memorial service to our beloved Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Canon Baynes-Reed at which we were graced 
with the attendance of the Most Worshipful the 
Grand Master and the Past Grand Chaplain together 
with a great number of members of the Craft on 
that memorable and impressive occasion. 

I would also make mention at this time of the 
sudden calling of Rt. Wor. Bro. Douglas McGregor, 
District Deputy Grand Master of Toronto District 
"D", to the Grand Lodge Above and to extend to 
his lodge and his District our sincere regret of his 
passing while in the midst of his work in that in- 
visible temple not made with hands. 

There were two Ceremonies of Dedication in 
connection with lodge rooms; one at Scarboro 
Lodge, Agincourt, Ontario, and one at Richardson 
Lodge, Stouffville, Ontario, and I am sure both 
of these lodges show a fine spirit of endeavour in 



202 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

making improvements in the quarters where they 
assemble. To my mind the comfort of brethren 
is essential to attendance and in this connection I 
might say the ventilation in several of the suburban 
lodge rooms could be improved on with small effort 
and expenditure on the part of these lodges. It 
is unfair to ask brethren to sit by the hour in a 
lodge room in which the temperature hovers around 
85 degrees, and humidity 90 per cent, and then 
expect them to come out again in like circumstances 
on a future occasion. 

The financial position of the lodges in general, 
I believe, is improving, but quite a number of lodges 
will need careful consideration in order to maintain 
their present position. To my mind, there are too 
many so called "big nights", which seem to be the 
objective of various Masters to create an impres- 
sion of a successful year. These are costly to the 
lodge, and are of doubtful value as an incentive for 
members to come out as I have noticed the larger 
portion of attendance on such occasions is princi- 
pally composed of visitors from other lodges. There 
is a growing custom of extending invitations to 
several lodges on the one night, or featuring certain 
organizations which are not always masonic in 
order to bolster attendance. 

The attendance of members at their own lodges 
averages less than twenty per cent., and the attend- 
ance of members, other than officers of the lodges, 
averages about thirteen per cent. 

There is reported to me that there are 1,024 
Masons, 25 years of age or over, and 198 Masons 
40 years of age or over in District "B", out of 6,545 
members. 

Of the total of $43,500 dues collected for the 
year in the District, in round figures, approximately 
twenty-five per cent, was spent on entertainment 
and banquetting, and eleven per cent, on bene- 
volence. 



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The predominance of the banquet table would 
lead one to believe that we are having a feast of 
fraternalism. In my opinion the real concern of 
Masonry, formed from my observations, is less 
verbal education in dotting- 'T's and crossing "T"s, 
and more practical application of the principles. The 
importance which is being placed to-day on the 
officers of our lodges, both Grand Lodge Officers 
and officers of our constituent lodges, is detracting 
from the attendance of the brethren who have to 
sit for an hour or so until all officers and visitors 
are received. 

The real need of Masonry to-day in this Dis- 
trict, and, I believe in others, is a definite purpose 
before the brethren to be accomplished ; in other 
words a concrete and active attitude in place of an 
abstract and passive attitude. 

Finally, I have endeavoured to fill the office 
with which I was honoured, with sincere applica- 
tion to the usages and customs. To my successor 
in office I wish every success in the accomplishment 
of his task. To those brethren who so willingly 
and ably assisted me I extend my most sincere and 
grateful thanks and may the principles of this time- 
honoured institution be transmitted pure and un- 
sullied to meet the needs of the day and age in 
which those who form the ever changing body of 
Masonry live and move and have their being. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 

S. W. Alexander, 

D.D.G.M., Toronto District "B". 



204 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

TORONTO DISTRICT "C" 

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 pleasure in presenting herewith the 
report of the representative of the Most Worshipful 
the Grand Master in Toronto District "C". 

In the first place, I desire to tender sincere 
thanks to the brethren of the District for the con- 
fidence they placed in me, and their extreme kind- 
ness to me when I was privileged to visit in their 
respective lodges. May I also thank Worshipful 
Brother W. F. Gunning of St. Clair Lodge, who was 
kind enough to accept the office of District Secre- 
tary. He accompanied me on all the official visits, 
and I know that the manner that he discharged the 
duties of his office made many friends for himself 
and did much good for Masonry in the District. 

In officially visiting the lodges in the District 
I was impressed by the type of person who is com- 
ing into the Craft. When we see again our lodges 
initiating young men in their twenties, one cannot 
help but feel that the future of Masonry should be 
and will be directed by Masons that have started 
early to prepare themselves for masonic responsi- 
bilities. I have found that the work of the degrees 
is exceptionally well rendered. In practically every 
lodge a personal pride is taken by each and every 
officer in his work. It was a very rare occasion 
when I witnessed work that could not be classed 
as excellent. In this respect, a particular person 
will always consult his mirror before he leaves 
home to see that he has completed all those last 
touches that make for smartness in personal ap- 
pearance. In Masonry the only mirror an officer 
who wishes to be efficient in his work can use, is 
the mirror of a fraternal visit to another lodge. 
Officers who use this as a means of improving their 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 205 

own work may be said to be seeing "oursels as 
ithers see us", and thereby "it wad frae mony a 
blunder free us". 

One of the problems that seems to give con- 
siderable worry in nearly all masonic districts is 
the attendance at lodge meetings. The meetings 
I attended were not in any way at fault, but the 
figures for average attendance would make a person 
think. I am convinced that progress is being made 
and that we are getting a greater attendance at our 
meetings than formerly. Many of the lodges have 
committees working on this problem and they seem 
to be getting results that are encouraging. I have 
heard of individual cases, and while they may be 
insignificant when looking at the whole problem, 
I am going to quote one for what it is worth. A 
certain brother had been a regular attendant at his 
lodge, and he would not let anything conflict with 
his lodge night. In his own family circle he had 
built up for Masonry a reputation that was very 
high indeed. Later this same brother had an ill- 
ness that kept him away from his lodge. During 
his illness no one from the lodge called on him. 
This was a case of pure neglect; they had been in- 
formed of his illness. Now in that family circle 
one can readily imagine that the flag of Masonry 
did not fly so high. Someone had been thoughtless 
and neglectful. Incidents such as this cannot fail 
to have a bearing on our attendance problems. 

In the field of Masonic Education there is every 
reason to feel that much progress has been made 
during the year that is just closing. While the 
field is very great, the District Committee as direct- 
ed by R.W. Bro. J. P. Maher, the chairman, and W. 
Bro. M. C. Cain, the Secretary, has attempted to 
lay a foundation that future committees can use 
as a starting point for the extension of the work. 
May I express my thanks for the splendid assistance 
of this committee and for their valuable contribu- 
tion to the work of Masonry in the District. It was 
also a pleasure to have the Chairman of the Com- 
mittee come to St. Clair Lodge with V.W. Bro. Ray 



206 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

V. Harper and conduct the official inspection at my 
invitation. My thanks is due them for their kind- 
ness. 

I have found that the question of "arrears of 
dues" is one that nearly all our lodges are facing. 
Some I have found are tackling that question in a 
very sensible manner and are making real progress 
with it. There is no question in my mind but that 
it is very closely tied up with the question of "lodge 
attendance". Here a lodge must keep two definite 
things before it; if at all possible keep the brother 
in good standing; at the same time protect the 
funds of the lodge. 

Even in times when lodge finances are scanty, 
the brethren are making every effort to look after 
benevolence. I have also found a wholesale appre- 
ciation for the work done by the Committee of 
Grand Lodge on Masonic Benevolence. 

I had the privilege of attending and taking part 
in several masonic church services during the year. 
While the attendance at these was good, I could 
not help but feel that at several of them the attend- 
ance was not as great as would be the attendance 
at one of their outstanding lodge meetings. This 
is one of the rare occasions when Masonry is on 
parade before the public and it is one time that a 
large attendance is very desirable. There is no 
better way of demonstrating to the public at large 
the well-known fact that "Masonry is the hand- 
maiden of religion". 

While it was very pleasant to visit all the 
lodges in our own District at least twice, I was 
honoured in being asked to conduct the official 
visit in Lake Shore Lodge for Right Worshipful 
Brother George Gauld. The District Secretary and 
I had a very delightful visit with the brethren of 
Toronto District "A". 

The outstanding event of the year was the re- 
ception to the Most Worshipful the Grand Master. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 207 

On May 12th, when all nature had just completed 
putting on her new clothes, we journeyed to Mount 
Albert. Here, under the auspices of our suburban 
lodges and with Rowland Lodge as our host, we had 
the Grand Master with us for a whole evening. 
Those who were able to attend were loud in their 
praises for our hosts, and all felt that it was an 
evening to be long remembered. 

In drawing this report to a close, I would like 
to extend to the brethren of our sister district, 
Toronto District "D", our sincere regrets for the 
loss of their esteemed leader, the late R. W. Bro. D. 
G. McGregor. I was with him in February when 
he inspected his own lodge, Wellington Lodge. The 
tribute paid him on that occasion when some forty 
brethren from his mother lodge in Fergus came 
down to Toronto in February, just to be present 
with him, was a tribute that made a decided im- 
pression on all present. It was a distinct privilege 
for Masons to have an opportunity to come in con- 
tact with one of his character. What he was able 
to accomplish masonically and otherwise cannot but 
be an inspiration to those of us who are left behind 
to carry on in the vineyards of Masonry. 

With mixed feelings of regret and pleasure I 
submit this report for the consideration of the 
Grand Lodge. It has been a very great pleasure to 
have been allowed to serve this District. It has 
been a pleasure to have received so many kindnesses 
from the brethren and those who preceded me in 
the office. May I again thank them for that and also 
for the many considerate acts towards my own 
lodge. One cannot but have regrets in relinquishing 
an official connection with these Masters, Wardens 
and brethren on whom the immediate future of 
Masonry depends. I am confident that the affairs 
of Masonry are in safe hands and that brighter 
clouds are beginning to appear on the horizons of 
Masonry for the days that lie ahead. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 
H. L. Martyn, 
D.D.G.M., Toronto District "C". 



20S GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

TORONTO DISTRICT "D" 

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: 

Almost at the close of the Masonic Year, 
Toronto District "D" on May 31st, suffered a crush- 
ing blow, when the District Deputy Grand Master, 
R. W. Bro. Douglas G. McGregor, was suddenly and 
quite unexpectedly summoned to the Grand Lodge 
Above. He had finished the work of inspecting the 
twenty-five lodges of the District and was about to 
commence the preparation of the report when death 
overtook him. From the notes and memoranda that 
he left I have undertaken to write this report of the 
year's activities in the District. 

R. W. Bro. McGregor was a comparatively 
young man, having recently attained his forty- 
seventh year. In that short span he had achieved 
much. The respect and esteem in which he was 
held throughout his own and many other districts 
were evidenced by the large attendance of his breth- 
ren who crowded St. George's Anglican Church, 
Toronto, on the occasion of the funeral. To the un- 
fortunate he was a good friend, one who assisted 
without ostentation, active in good works and es'- 
pecially in relieving distress. With his brethren he 
was always genial, open-hearted and happy. He 
enjoyed his Masonry and practised its teachings. He 
was a good citizen and will be greatly missed by his 
former associates. He was an Ontario boy, born 
in Brantford, and spent his early days in Fergus. 
The loss which District "D" has suffered in his 
passing cannot be adequately estimated, and in 
Wellington Lodge the gap created by his going will 
not for many years be filled. He was a tower of 
strength in his own lodge. 

Death again visited the District in the sudden 
passing on June 9th, of W. Bro. John Gourlay, Wor- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 209 

shipful Master of Cathedral Lodge. The sincere 
sympathy of all his brethren goes out to his sur- 
viving widow and two children in their bereavement. 

On July 1st, after an illness which became 
acute during recent weeks, R.W. Bro. Louis E. 
Lane, P.D.D.G.M. District "D" 1924-1925, was called 
to the Grand Lodge Above. Widely known and 
esteemed for his sterling qualities he will be greatly 
missed by all Masons in the Toronto Districts. Our 
deepest sympathy is extended to his surviving 
widow and two sons. 

On October 4th, R.W. Bro. McGregor, on be- 
half of Dufferin Lodge, presented V.W. Bro. J. A. 
Hodgins, Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, 
with his Grand Lodge regalia, and on October 27th, 
at Mizpah Lodge, performed the same pleasant duty 
for V.W. Bro. H. F. Allen, Grand Standard Bearer. 
A previous engagement having prevented his at- 
tending Vaughan Lodge, Maple, on October 11th, 
he delegated to R.W. Bro. B. H. Brown, P.D.D.G.M., 
the office of presenting his regalia to the Immediate 
Past D.D.G.M., R.W. Bro. Ivan B. Musselman, who 
in turn performed the same duty for the Past Dis- 
trict Secretary, V.W. Bro. James G. Rou'tley, Grand 
Steward. The late V.W. Bro. Robert Boyd assisted 
in both these ceremonies. 

On Tuesday, January 31st, a reception to the 
Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, William J. 
Dunlop, was tendered by the City lodges of Toronto 
District "D", in the form of a banquet held at the 
Round Room, Eaton's College Street. Stormy 
weather reduced the attendance to some extent but 
despite that, practically all the District "D" lodges 
were represented together with a large attendance 
of past and present Grand Lodge officers. The oc- 
casion was a most happy one and the Grand 
Master's address on "The Democracy of Masonry", 
in response to R.W 7 . Bro. McGregor's proposal of 
the Toast to the Grand Master and the Grand 
Lodge, was both timely and informative and de- 
livered in his usual happy vein. 



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R.W. Bro. McGregor visited every lodge in the 
District at least once, most of them more than once, 
and warmly commended the officers on the uniform- 
ly dignified and impressive character of the work 
performed. He attributed this in some measure, 
apart from the evident desire of the officers to 
excel, to the training received by the Senior Ward- 
ens for some years past, carried through on their 
attaining more advanced offices. 

R.W. Bro. Harry L. Martyn, D.D.G.M. District 
"C", was an honoured guest on the occasion of the 
Wellington Lodge Inspection, as was also R.W. Bro. 
McGregor at the St. Clair Lodge Inspection. 

The general record of attendance is gratifying, 
applying to officers, members and Past Masters 
alike. Generally speaking the latter show a keen 
interest in the progress of their lodges and are at 
all times willing to contribute their experience, skill 
and advice. It naturally transpires in lodges that 
there are some members who by qualities of leader- 
ship, zeal and ability direct their brethren in 
thought and action in the common interest. Leader- 
ship is essential but undue domination harmful. 
Benevolent leadership, calculated to encourage the 
support of all in contributing their individual 
talents, is the true test, and many examples of this 
are to be found in District "D". 

The work of the Senior Wardens' Association 
is particularly worthy of the warmest commenda- 
tion. Its established practice of exemplifying the 
work in each lodge once a year not only promotes 
real companionship between its members and the 
lodges but serves as a thorough training for later 
responsibilities. The average attendance of over 
eighty per cent, on these special nights bespeaks 
the zeal of its members. 

Benevolence is receiving the earnest considera- 
tion of the lodges, which are distributing necessary 
benefits according to their means, and in deserving 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 211 

cases remitting dues. An encouraging feature is 
the growing interest which is being taken in special- 
ly donated funds, known variously as "Altar Box", 
"Broken Column", etc. 

All but two or three of the lodges are promot- 
ing the spread of Masonic Education, using, in ad- 
dition to the customary addresses, debates, team- 
work, general discussions, etc. 

Outstanding dues continue to be a matter of 
concern. A number of lodges have accomplished 
encouraging results through the efforts of special 
committees dealing with this problem, and R.W. 
Bro. McGregor offered constructive suggestions in 
this regard where opportunity offered. 

In all the lodges the furniture, property and 
regalia are fully covered by insurance. 

The trend in the number of initiations is up- 
ward. A significant feature is the comparative 
youthfulness of many of these new members, a 
particularly encouraging sign; and quality in can- 
didates is receiving due consideration. Also worthy 
of note is an increase in the number of restorations. 



The secretaries are conscientious and co-opera- 
tive and lodge records were found in good order, 
with Grand Lodge requirements fulfilled. Uniform- 
ity in method and routine is desirable and it is 
hoped through the workings of the Secretaries' 
Association that this end may be gradually attained. 
Generally speaking, the secretaries are familiar 
with the specimen Minute Book forms and Regula- 
tions appearing in the Book of Constitution (im- 
mediately preceding the Index) and these form a 
splendid guide in the preparation of minutes. The 
necessity of controlling expenditures appears to be 
realized and some lodges have established efficient 
budget plans, a highly desirable development in 
their interest. 



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Credit is due to the judgment of the officers 
charged with the duty of providing entertainment 
during the social hour, which was found to be of 
a high order in all the lodges. 

The customary Divine Service, embracing the 
four Toronto Districts, was held at St. Paul's Ang- 
lican Church, Toronto, on Sunday evening, October 
2nd, Bro. the Rt. Rev. R. J. Renison, M.A., D.D., 
conducting the service and Grand Lodge officers 
reading the lessons. Other smaller gatherings of 
this nature, under the auspices of individual lodges, 
served to bring their brethren together in the at- 
mosphere of Divine Worship. 

The late R.W. Bro. McGregor was privileged 
to be present at several lodges where Grand Lodge 
Nights were held with the Grand Master present. 
These included meetings out of the District at 
Kitchener on March 29th, Hamilton on March 30th, 
and in the District at Grey Lodge, April 3rd, and 
Alpha Lodge, April 6th. This was the 59th Anni- 
versary of Alpha Lodge, largely attended by Grand 
Lodge officers, past and present, including fifteen 
District Deputy Grand Masters of District "D" 
(the present Grand Master being one of them) and 
these distinguished brethren were photographed in 
a group. 

While the reports still show a net decrease in 
membership the trend is improving. Interest and 
enthusiasm are plainly evident as is also a spirit 
of mutual friendliness. I know it was the sincere 
wish of the late R.W. Bro. McGregor to make his 
contribution to the cause of fraternity and unity 
of purpose amongst the lodges, and by both precept 
and example he has left an enviable record in 
Masonry. 

The unfailing courtesy and welcome extended 
throughout the District to the representative of the 
Grand Master and his Secretary are memories to 
treasure and amply repay any effort involved. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 213. 

With the approval of R.W. Bro. Ivan B. Mussel- 
man, appointed as successor pro. tern, to the late 
R.W. Bro. McGregor, this report is fraternally and 
respectfully submitted. 

I. B. Musselman 

Acting D.D.G.M. District Secretary 

Toronto District "D" Toronto District "D" 



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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: 

I present this report for your consideration 
with mingled feelings of sorrow and gladness ; sor- 
row because another Masonic year has so quickly 
passed into history; gladness because I have had 
the honour of representing the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master in Victoria District. I fully appre- 
ciate this honor that Victoria District conferred on 
me and it has been a pleasure to serve. 

I am much indebted to Wor. Bro. G. R. Allen, 
my District Secretary, for his assistance through- 
out the year. He accompanied me on all official 
visits and by his enthusiasm and executive ability 
has proven a tower of strength. It was his privilege 
to examine the books of the Secretary and Treasur- 
er of the various lodges. This was done in a very 
thorough manner; advice and assistance was wil- 
lingly given in many cases. 

During my term, I visited each lodge officially, 
and paid many other visits as well. The Masters 
and their respective officers conducted proceedings 
in a most efficient manner. They appreciate the 
responsibility placed on them and have a keen 
sense of the dignity of the Craft. At each official 
visit I arranged to have a special speaker give an 
address, and to those who so willingly performed 
that duty and added to the success of the meetings 
I wish to express my sincere appreciation. My 
thanks are due to the brethren who accompanied 
me on these visits and to Rt. Wor. Bro. H. S. John- 
son, P.D.D.G.M. of Lindsay, for acting at the In- 
spection of Spry, my Mother Lodge. 

Wor. Bro. Mosure, who was appointed Super- 
visor of Masonic Education, has aroused a keen in- 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 215 

terest in that branch of Masonry, and I have found 
throughout the District that members are becoming 
more conscious of the need of increasing their 
knowledge of our history. 

We have a very enthusiastic Past Masters', 
Masters', and Wardens' Association which holds two 
meetings each year. Subjects of interest generally 
and local conditions are discussed, which assist in 
keeping the Craft on an even keel. We were very 
fortunate in having Rt. Wor. Bro. White, Past 
Grand Chaplain, as our guest for our autumn meet- 
ing and he gave us a most instructive address. 
Worthy of special mention is the unique practice in 
Faithful Brethren Lodge No. 77, Lindsay. Each 
year an accurate record of their activities is pre- 
pared and filed by Wor. Bro. Chas. Heels. This 
might be a helpful suggestion to other lodges. 

During the year there have been many fine 
meetings held in Victoria District but above them 
all, one stands out in bold relief, it being the oc- 
casion of the visit of the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master, W. J. Dunlop. Spry Lodge, Fenelon 
Falls, was host for the occasion. After the banquet 
Most Wor. Bro. Dunlop gave an excellent address. 
We were delighted on this occasion to have Rt. Wor. 
Bro. Dixon, Grand Secretary, Rt. Wor. Bro. S. L. 
W. Harton, Grand Chaplain with us as well as Rt. 
Wor. Bro. Toms, D.D.G.M. of Ontario District. 
There were visitors from far and near, also splendid 
representations from each lodge in the District. 

Our District Divine Service, held in Fenelon 
Falls United Church, though new in this locality, 
was well attended. We were very fortunate in 
having Rt. Wor. Bro. S. L. W. Harton, Grand Chap- 
lain, as minister for the service. He delivered a 
forceful sermon on "Jephtha the Gileadite." A 
Masonic Choir under the leadership of Rt. Wor. Bro. 
C. Smith added greatly to the meeting. 

Altogether the Craft is in a very flourishing 
condition in this District. The members generally 



216 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

are imbued with a feeling- of friendship and fra- 
ternal brotherhood. Visiting among the lodges is 
carried on extensively and an excellent feeling of 
comradeship prevails. Finally I wish to express 
to the personnel of the District my sincere thanks 
for many kindnesses and courtesies extended to me. 
It has been a pleasure to serve, and my greatest 
wish is that Masonry may continue to prosper and 
spread its benign influence among mankind. 

All of which is fraternally and respectfully 
submitted. 

F. M. Graham, 

D.D.G.M., Victoria District. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 217 

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 Grand Master and Brethren: 

"All's well" in Wellington District. My official 
report on the condition of Masonry in Wellington 
District, which it is my pleasant duty to submit to 
you, may be summarized in the above words. 

I desire to express to the brethren of the Dis- 
trict my sincere appreciation of the honour con- 
ferred upon me in electing me as their representa- 
tive, and to tender my thanks for the many cour- 
tesies they have extended to me during the past 
year. I am also grateful to all who have so kindly 
assisted me, and to those who have accompanied me 
on my many visits, official and otherwise. 

My sincere thanks are also due to my efficient 
District Secretary, Wor. Bro. V. G. Hilborn, of 
Preston Lodge, and to my District Chaplain, Bro. 
Reverend Walter Patterson, M.A. (T. C. D.) both 
of whom performed their duties with true Masonic 
zeal. 

The work of the year has been particularly 
strenuous, and I had the pleasure of visiting every 
lodge in the District (with one exception), on two 
or more occasions. A degree was com erred or ex- 
emplified by the Master and his" officers in each 
lodge, and each lodge was opened and closed in the 
three degrees. I found the work exceptionally well 
done throughout the District, some of the smaller 
lodges vying with the larger ones in the excellence 
of their work. 

A Lodge of Instruction was held in each of the 
three degrees, and also in the Installation ceremony, 
the lodges being held in Guelph, Kitchener, Gait 
and Preston respectively. They were well attended, 



218 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

and intense interest was shown by the brethren in 
the exemplification of the degrees. 

I also had the pleasure of visiting many other 
districts during the year, and exchanged visits with 
a number of my confreres in the adjoining districts. 

Masonic Education has made considerable pro- 
gress in the District during the year, each lodge 
now having its own Committee on Masonic Educa- 
tion, which is under the immediate supervision of 
a member of the District Committee. My thanks 
are extended to the Supervisors, who are members 
of this Committee, for their valuable work and co- 
operation. In a number of lodges a short period 
is allotted each evening for the advancement of this 
work and interest in it is particularly noticeable 
among the younger brethren. Some phase of Ma- 
sonic Education was emphasized by me at each of 
my official visits, except in my own lodges of 
Preston and Twin City, when addresses, also of an 
educational character, were delivered by V. Wor. 
Bro. Reverend J. N. H. Mills, Assistant Grand 
Chaplain, and Bro. Reverend Walter Patterson re- 
spectively, to whom my sincere thanks are extended. 

The average attendance at lodge meetings 
throughout the District is fairly satisfactory, al- 
though the attendance at the city lodges leaves 
much to be desired. This is, however, offset by the 
country lodges, the average throughout the District 
being twenty-five per cent, of the resident member- 
ship. The attendance at my official visits was 
particularly good, and on nearly every occasion the 
lodge was opened on time, and the brethren were 
on their way home before midnight. 

Applications for initiation have been more num- 
erous, but unfortunately there are still many sus- 
pensions for non-payment of dues. It would appear, 
however, that Masonry in Wellington District is 
slowly but surely emerging from its trials of the 
past few years, and entering a new era of pros- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 219 

perity. I have been careful to impress upon the 
brethren the necessity of avoiding the mistakes of 
the past, suggesting that they should use the great- 
est care in selecting their material. 

Wellington District has a particularly active 
body in the Masters' and Wardens' Association, and 
I think their most valuable contribution has been 
the arranging of inter-lodge visits between all the 
lodges in the District. These visits have resulted, 
not only in the improvement of the work by friendly 
rivalry, but in many new friendships being formed 
between officers and brethren in every part of the 
District, and the promotion of exchange visits be- 
tween individual members as well as between lodges, 
and will, I believe, be a contributing factor in in- 
creasing the attendance throughout the District. 
I am very pleased with this work, and have ex- 
tended my thanks and congratulations to the mem- 
bers of the Association. 

The Past Masters' Association, which has been 
dormant for some years, has been reorganized, and 
is again taking an active part in the work of the 
District. The Association was honoured by having 
Most Wor. Bro. R. B. Dargavel as the guest speaker 
at one of its meetings, when we were favoured with 
a particularly interesting address on the work of 
the Grand Lodge Committee on Benevolence. 

Wellington District had the unique experience 
and high honour of entertaining the Most Worship- 
ful, the Grand Master, Wm. J. Dunlop, on three 
occasions during the month of March. A reception 
was given in his honour by the brethren of the 
District on March 29th, at Waterloo, which was 
attended by 250 of the brethren, including the 
Grand Secretary and many other Grand Lodge Offi- 
cers. An enjoyable and profitable evening was 
spent, the culmination being one of the inspiring 
practical addresses of our Most Worshipful Brother 
Dunlop. He paid a fraternal visit to New Dominion 
Lodge, New Hamburg, on the occasion of the 70th 



220 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Anniversary of the lodge, and a delightful surprise 
visit to Guelph Lodge the following evening, on the 
occasion of the District Deputy Grand Masters' 
official visit. Need I say how greatly these cour- 
tesies were appreciated by the brethren? 

I have had the privilege of attending a number 
of Divine Services under the auspices of various 
lodges in the District. A District Divine Service 
was held at Preston on June 11th, in Knox Church, 
of which the District Chaplain, Brother Reverend 
Walter Patterson, M.A., is the Pastor. The attend- 
ance was very good ; seventeen lodges of the District 
were represented, and the brethren listened atten- 
tively to an inspiring message from the District 
Chaplain. 

It is with sincere regret that I report the pass- 
ing of three of Wellington District's Past Grand 
Lodge Officers in Rt. Wor. Bro. A. J. Oliver, P.D.D. 
G.M., Rt. Wor. Bro. H. C. Edgar, P.D.D.G.M., and 
V. Wor. Bro. John Livingston, P. Asst. G.D. of C. 
These brethren will be sadly missed in their respec- 
tive lodges. 

The District Secretary presented very favour- 
able reports from all lodges in the District, the 
records being well and safely kept. The many 
duties of lodge secretaries were faithfully and 
zealously performed. 

While credit for the general excellence of the 
work of the lodges throughout the District is due 
undoubtedly to the untiring efforts of the Worship- 
ful Masters and Officers, with the assistance of the 
active Past Masters, I feel that the efforts of my 
predecessors are also reflected in the work. I 
realize my own shortcomings, but have performed 
my duties as D.D.G.M. in my own way, and to the 
best of my ability. 

I appreciate the many kindnesses received from 
the brethren of Wellington District during the year, 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 221 

and I hope the same kindly co-operation and sup- 
port, that it was my privilege to enjoy, will be 
accorded to my successor. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ernest Tailby, 

D.D.G.M., Wellington District. 



222 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

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: 

If I were to hazard an opinion that Masonic 
Education is the keynote of Western District, it 
might be a good answer to the question asked me 
on numerous occasions: "What is it that is stimu- 
lating an interest in Masonry and raising the 
average attendance." Throughout the whole Dis- 
trict this is a live issue, and in most lodges there 
is a period at each meeting given to this all im- 
portant subject, for Education and Masonry, hand 
in hand have travelled down through the ages, and 
alike have played their part in the development of 
civilization. This subject is in the hands of a group 
of outstanding Masons including such men as Rt. 
W. Bro. E. C. Popham, District Judge, Rt. W. Bro. 
H. Humphreys, Rt. W. Bro. F. H. Huffman, Rt. W. 
Bro. J. W. Douglas, Rt. W. Bro. C. R. Lyons, W. 
Bro. V. K. Croxford, W. Bro. H. E. Holland and 
others all of whom take a prominent part in the 
public life of the community. 

My visits were made in the following order: 
Sioux Lookout Lodge, 518, Sioux Lookout, Sept. 
10th, 1938; Golden Star Lodge, 448, Dryden, Dec. 
13th, 1938; Pequonga Lodge, 414, Kenora, Feb. 1st, 
1939; Keewatin Lodge, 417, Keewatin, Feb. 3rd, 
1939; Granite Lodge, 446, Fort Francis, April 4th, 
1939; Manitou Lodge, 531, Emo„ April 5th, 1939; 
Ionic Lodge, Rainy River, April 6th, 1939 and Lake 
of the Woods Lodge, 445, Kenora, May 10th, 1939. 

The result of these visits has disclosed the fol- 
lowing: Three of the lodges' own their Temple and 
one lodge operates under a joint stock company. 
The balance are under rental, and without exception 
the lodge rooms are commodious and comfortable. 
The activities of the lodges are conducted in a busi- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 223 

ness-like way. The general average resident attend- 
ance is slightly less than fifty per cent. In farming 
centres, especially where it is necessary to travel 
five or ten miles to lodge, the attendance is propor- 
tionately better than the more populous centres. 
About seventy-five per cent, of the Past Masters 
are actually engaged in the active duties of the 
lodge, particularly in taking part in the degrees and 
ceremonies. Attention is given to details such as 
insurance on property and regalia, ventilation and 
physical comfort, and it so happens that each lodge 
is blessed with a good secretary who takes his job 
seriously. 

Each Master has his own method of dealing 
with the problems of the members of his lodge, all 
of which are commendable. But there is one Master, 
W. Bro. Chas. H. G. Mann, of Granite Lodge, 446, 
whose method is worthy of mention. He keeps a 
record in a note book dealing with the problems of 
each member, and if his attendance lapses he ar- 
ranges to have the matter investigated. Each 
member is either called upon or telephoned before 
each meeting. He also keeps a book similar to a 
duty roster, with the object of insuring that the 
interest of the individual member is retained by 
giving him some responsibility whereby he may 
recognize himself as an integral part of the whole. 
In this lodge a committee was recently appointed 
to arrange for additional seating capacity. 

Numerically the District is small. It has eight 
lodges. But geographically it is equal to the area 
of the British Isles, and it boasts of the only lodge 
in eastern Canada, north of the fiftieth parallel. 
But in spite of the immeasurable distances there is 
a lively interfraternal relationship. This is brought 
about by an Annual District Meeting held in the 
various parts of the District, and this is well attend- 
ed, although in some cases it is necessary to travel 
three hundred miles. Business of the District is 
conducted here together with an interchange of 
ideas, which the delegates take home with them. 



224 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

While this meeting has no official status, and 
in the final analysis the recommendation for the 
office of District Deputy Grand Master is made at 
Grand Lodge in accordance with the Constitution 
the brother goes to Grand Lodge with the unani- 
mous consent of this convention. The great distance 
between the western part of the jurisdiction and 
the centres where Grand Lodge is held makes it 
impossible to have a large representation at the 
sessions. But this Annual District Meeting has 
brought the brethren closer together where they 
get to know each other and return refreshed by the 
contact. There is usually a picnic in the afternoon 
and a meeting towards the end of the day followed 
by a dinner. 

The potentialities of this District invite con- 
sideration. In addition to it being the most westerly 
it is also the most northerly part of the jurisdiction, 
and this frontier faces a new country rich in mineral 
and timber in which new towns have sprung up 
overnight; a country full of men of vision, of 
courage and possessing those attributes which on 
other frontiers have made up the real empire 
builders. 

It has indeed been a privilege and honor to 
represent the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master 
in Western District. The men and Masons I have 
met have been a source of inspiration to me and 
this year will take a prominent place among my 
treasured recollections. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

W. T. Cameron, 

D.D.G.M., Western District. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 225 

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: 

I have the honour to submit herewith for your 
consideration my report of the condition of Masonry 
in Wilson District. 

I wish to take this occasion of expressing my 
appreciation of the honour which the brethren of 
Wilson District conferred on me in electing me as 
the representative of the Most Worshipful the 
Grand Master, and also of the loyal support and 
cordial reception accorded me at all times by the 
lodges and brethren throughout the District. 

Shortly after taking office I appointed Woi\ 
Bro. G. Harry Allen, Past Master of St. John's No. 
68, Ingersoll, as my District Secretary, Wor. Bro. 
Dr. Herbert B. McKay, Past Master of King Hiram 
Lodge No. 37, Ingersoll, as my District Chaplain 
and Rt. Wor. Bro. James M. Malcolm, P.D.D.G.M. 
of Toronto District "B", as the Supervisor of Ma- 
sonic Education for Wilson District. 

I wish to thank these brethren for their splen- 
did service and loyal support which was given on 
every occasion. I am also indebted to the P.D.D. 
G.M.s of the District for their wise counsel and 
assistance. 

I have visited each of the twenty lodges in the 
District at least once during my term of office. At 
each of my official visits the attendance was most 
gratifying and with but one exception a degree was 
exemplified. The impressive manner in which the 
officers have done their work thoroughly demon- 
strated that they are endeavouring to impress the 
candidates with the solemnity of our beautiful 
ritual. 



226 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

On April 19th, Wilson District had the pleasure 
of receiving a visit from our Most Worshipful the 
Grand Master. Over two hundred members among 
whom were many present and past Grand Lodge 
Officers, gathered for the Reception and Banquet 
to Most Worshipful Bro. W. J. Dunlop. 

The Grand Master gave a most inspirational 
and timely address on Masonry and its need in our 
present day conditions of the world. Another high- 
light of the occasion was the presentation of Grand 
Lodge Regalia to Very Worshipful Brother George 
W. Poldon of St. John's Lodge No. 104, Norwich, 
who was recently appointed a Grand Steward by 
Most Worshipful Bro. Dunlop. Very Worshipful 
Brother Poldon is the oldest living Past Master in 
active service in this jurisdiction. He has been a 
member of St. John's Lodge for nearly seventy 
years and is -a Past Master of over sixty years 
standing. Bro. Poldon thanked our Grand Master 
for the honour conferred upon him and briefly told 
of some of his early recollections and experiences 
in Masonry. 

The annual pilgrimage to the grave of the first 
Grand Master, Most Worshipful Bro. William Mer- 
cer Wilson, under the auspices of Norfolk Lodge 
No. 10, Simcoe, was held on Sunday, June 25th. 
The picturesque surroundings of the stately old 
church, the presence of many masonic notables and 
the perfect June day combined to make the occa- 
sion a memorable one. Deeply impressive and highly 
inspirational was the sermon delivered by Rev. Bro. 
David A. Moir, D.D., Chaplain of Acacia Lodge, 
Hamilton. At the graveside Wor. Bro. Pearce, Wor. 
Master of Norfolk Lodge, introduced Most Wor. 
Bro. Dunlop. In his remarks the Grand Master 
paid glowing tribute to Wm. Mercer Wilson stating 
that he was a great influence in building Masonry 
to its present high position in this jurisdiction. 

In closing I wish to thank the D.D.G.M.s of the 
neighbouring districts, the present and past Grand 
Lodge Officers, the Masters, officers and brethren 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 227 

and the Past Masters' Association of Wilson District 
for their kindly and loyal support at all times. The 
happy memory of their associations and comrade- 
ship will in years to come be the most cherished of 
my recollections and the thoughts of those friend- 
ships formed and maintained by that great common 
bond of Masonry. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Fred M. Smith, 

D.D.G.M., Wilson District. 



228 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 honor of presenting herewith a short 
report on the condition of Masonry in Windsor Dis- 
trict for the masonic year now closing. 

Again I wish to express my appreciation of the 
high honor conferred upon me by my brethren of 
Windsor District in selecting me as their repre- 
sentative of the Grand Master. This honor I share 
with the officers, Past Masters and members of 
Central Lodge, whose continued loyalty and support 
I value highly. I also wish to thank W. Bro. Horace 
M. Edgar and W. Bro. Duncan Paterson, Chairman 
and Secretary respectively of the Committee on 
Masonic Education, and the Past District Deputy 
Grand Masters of Windsor District, for their assis- 
tance and words of encouragement and advice dur- 
ing the year. W. Bro. Grover Johnston, who acted 
as District Secretary, fulfilled his duties in a most 
commendable manner and rendered invaluable assis- 
tance. 

On Oct. 24th, 1938, our District was honoured 
with a visit by the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master. The large number of brethren who attend- 
ed the banquet in M.W. Bro. Dunlop's honor heard 
an address by the Grand Master which proved a 
source of inspiration to all our lodges. 

Every lodge in the District has been visited 
officially and the ritualistic work invariably was 
found to be of a high standard. While the number 
of petitioners for membership is increasing, the 
appearance and interest of the candidates on whom 
I have seen degrees conferred show that due pre- 
cautions regarding applicants are being observed. 
And, of course, the increase in work being done has 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 229 

improved the interest and attendance at lodge 
meetings. 

Windsor District has two worthwhile organiza- 
tions, the Windsor Association for Masonic Re- 
search, and the Windsor District Past Masters' and 
Officers' Association, both of which I wish to com- 
mend for their work. 

The work of Masonic Education initiated by my 
predecessor, R.W. Bro. A. H. MacQuarrie, who is 
one of our best students of Masonic History, is 
being continued. In addition to the regular lodge 
study groups and the addresses on masonic subjects 
being delivered at lodge meetings, R.W. Bro. Mac- 
Quarrie has carried on a Training Class for Officers 
which has had very successful meetings monthly. 
The lodges have each given some time to the dis- 
cussion of the Grand Lodge Proceedings, particular- 
ly the Grand Master's Address and the reports of 
the Committees on Benevolence and the Condition 
of Masonry. 

The lodges of the District all show an improve- 
ment in their financial condition; the number of 
suspensions for non-payment of dues is decreasing; 
many suspended brethren are being reinstated; and 
evidence of increasing activity continues. 

Finally, may I bespeak for my successor the 
same kindly consideration that has been shown to 
me during my year of office. From me he can ex- 
pect any assistance that I can give. Soon I will 
be numbered among the Past District Deputy Grand 
Masters but my interest in Masonry will continue. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

H. W. McGill, 

D.D.G.M., Windsor District. 



230 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

CABLE TO ENGLAND 

On motion of the Grand Secretary, seconded by 
the Deputy Grand Master and unanimously carried, 
the following cable was directed to be sent to the 
United Grand Lodge of England: 

"Grand Lodge of Canada in Ontario in 
Annual Communication assembled extends 
most cordial fraternal greetings and 
congratulations on the occasion of the 
installation of His Royal Highness the 
Duke of Kent as Grand Master." 

REPORT OF THE BOARD ON FRATERNAL 
CORRESPONDENCE 

In the absence through serious illness of M.W. 
Bro. W. N. Ponton, Chairman of the Committee of 
Fraternal Correspondence, and at his request R.W. 
Bro. W. C. White presented this report by reading 
the Foreword to the Reviews. On motion of the 
Deputy Grand Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. 
White, the report was received and adopted. 

R.W. Bro. R. B. Pow then addressed Grand 
Lodge expressing our great and deep regret that 
M.W. Bro. Ponton was not able to be with us. He 
then moved in tribute to M.W. Bro. Ponton's great 
service to us that a message of cheer and fraternal 
greetings and a gift of flowers be sent on this oc- 
casion. R.W. Bro. Clem. Ketcheson, D.D.G.M. of 
Prince Edward District very fittingly seconded this 
motion which was received with great applause. 

The Grand Master then read to Grand Lodge 
a telegram sent by M.W. Bro. Ponton to him. 

GUEST SPEAKS 

The Grand Master introduced M.W. Bro. Dana 
B. Hellings, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of 
New York. M.M. Bro. Hellings stated that it was 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 231 

a remarkably instructive experience to attend this 
Grand Lodge for the first time and apart from the 
office that he held it was a distinct delight to have 
such close associations with such a man as M.W. 
Bro. W. J. Dunlop. He brought most cordial greet- 
ings from the Grand Jurisdiction of New York. 

CALLED OFF 

Grand Lodge adjourned at twelve-thirty o'clock 
in the afternoon. 

CALLED ON 

Grand Lodge assembled again at two o'clock 
in the afternoon, the Grand Master on the throne. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE 
ON WARRANTS 

The report of this Committee was presented 
by R.W. Bro. G. C. Bonnycastle, Chairman, and on 
motion of the Deputy Grand Master, seconded by 
R.W. Bro. G. C. Bonnycastle it was received and 
adopted. 

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

Most Worshipful Sir: 

We, your Committee on Warrants, consisting of 
G. C. Bonnycastle (Chairman), R.W. Bros. J. B. 
Elliott, H. E. McCauley, H. J. Toms and F. M. 
Graham, have considered the matters brought be- 
fore them and would recommend; 

(1) That the request of War Veterans' Lodge, 
No. 586, of Toronto, to have their name changed to 
"Remembrance Lodge" be granted, the lodge to re- 
tain their present number, viz., No. 586. 



232 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

(2) That the request of King- Hiram Lodge, 
No. 37, of Ingersoll, to have their number changed 
to No. 12 be not granted. To grant this would upset 
seniority now long established. 

Fraternally submitted, 

G. C. BONNYCASTLE, 

Chairman. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
BENEVOLENCE 

The report of the Committee on Benevolence 
was presented by R.W. Bro. T. C. Wardley, Chair- 
man, and on motion of the Deputy Grand Master, 
seconded by R.W. Bro. T. C. Wardley, it was re- 
ceived 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: 

The Board of General Purposes, through the 
Committee on Benevolence, has the honour to re- 
port that during the year ending May 31st, 1939, 
there were disbursed in our benevolent work the 
following amounts: — 

Grants from the General Fund, authorized at the 

last Annual Communication of Grand Lodge.. $ 79,813.00 

Interim Grants from the General Fund, by the 
Chairman of the Committee on Benevolence, 
with the approval of the President of the 
Board of General Purposes 4,310.00 

Grants from the Interest of the Augmentation 
Fund (Memorial and Semi-Centennial com- 
bined) 22,635.00 

Total expended from Grand Lodge Funds $106,758.00 

Estimated grants made by lodges as shown by the 

reports of the D.D.G.M.'s 120,000.00 

Grand total expended for benevolent purposes ..$226,758.00 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 233 

At this Annual Communication, your Commit- 
tee has considered a total of 733 applications of 
which 133 are new. Owing to subsequent changes 
in the circumstances of the applicants 21 are not 
now necessary. It is recommended that 30 be de- 
clined and that grants be made, subject to the 
inspection of the Supervisor as follows : — 

332 Granted through the Local 

Boards amounting to $ 39,800.00 

350 Granted through the Lodges, 

amounting to 41,000.00 

$ 80,800.00 
Less estimated reduction by inspection 

and deaths 5,500.00 

$ 75,300.00 

Interim Grants from the General Fund 

(estimated) 4,700.00 

Total from General Fund 3 80,000.00 

Grants recommended from the Augmen- 
tation Fund at this Communication . $ 22,000.00 

Less estimated reduction bv inspection 

and deaths 1,100.00 

$ 20,900.00 
Interim grants from the Augmentation 

Fund (estimated) 1,100.00 

Total from Augmentation Fund 22,000.00 

Grand Total S102.000.00 

Your Committee recommends that the subscrip- 
tion to the Masonic Relief Association of the United 
States and Canada be continued. The statement of 
disbursements from the Special Emergency Fund 
authorized at the last Annual Communication has 
been examined. We concur in these disbursements 
and recommend that a similar amount of $500.00 be 
again authorized. 

Grand Lodge, for several years, has very gen- 
erously placed at the disposal of the Committee on 
Benevolence, an amount considerably in excess of 
the constitutional allowance of eighty cents per 
member, but lower interest rates on our General 
Fund investments will make it difficult for Grand 



234 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Lodge to continue this generous policy. In addition 
reduction in Annual Revenues from the Augmenta- 
tion Fund will further affect the amount at the dis- 
posal of the Committee. It is, therefore, a satis- 
faction for us, to be able, for the fourth successive 
year to report a lower Grand Lodge expenditure 
and still be assured that no Masonic dependant 
applying to Grand Lodge, and who is in need, has 
been neglected. 

There are three reasons for this improvement. 
First, increased understanding on the part of the, 
constituent lodges, in assuming their responsibility. 
Secondly, the money spent in constructive benevo- 
lence, as indicated, particularly, in our report of a 
year ago, has been a profitable investment in ulti- 
mately reducing expenditures, which might other- 
wise have continued indefinitely. The third reason, 
a very important one, is the increased opportunities 
which have been afforded of advising with widows 
and orphans while there were still assets to protect 
and administer; in some cases, delaying the time 
when help will be needed from us and in others 
avoiding permanently such a possibility. 

A Mason's widow had a piece of property on 
which arrears in interest and taxes had accrued. 
She was being pressed to give a quit-claim deed for 
which she was offered $100.00. We obtained the 
assistance of a member of the Craft, a valuator of 
real estate, and after some negotiation, obtained for 
this widow $1,000.00. This is no isolated case, but 
is cited to indicate the type of work which cannot 
be included in the listing of monies received and ex- 
pended. A conservative estimate indicates that at 
least 25% of the Supervisor's time, and perhaps 
even more, is spent in guidance and counsel to 
many who are not applicants for benevolence and 
who but for his guidance, might ultimately become 
a charge on our funds. 

The social legislation of the last two decades, 
has been a real advance in the conception of the 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 235 

State's responsibility towards its people, and while 
all of such legislation has been necessary and should, 
in the long run, mean a better and healthier race, 
nevertheless, it has been, perhaps, partially respon- 
sible for a decline, in what, for lack of a better 
term, we might describe, "Family Pride". There 
has been a growing tendency, on the part of many 
children to endeavour to pass their responsibility 
for parental care to the State and such other or- 
ganizations as might assume it. Your Committee, 
however, feel that Grand Lodge does not expect us 
to make grants to applicants, who have near 
relatives who are financially able to provide and 
who have a greater responsibility than our fra- 
ternity. We, therefore, desire to indicate that the 
Committee is not favourable to applications for 
assistance when sons and daughters are able finan- 
cially to provide for their parents. 

A mother, whom we had assisted for years 
while her children were young, wrote recently inti- 
mating that her two boys were about to be married 
and requested that we should arrange to provide 
for her future maintenance. Another application 
showed that a son, earning over $1,000.00 per year, 
was paying only $3.00 a week for board to his 
parents and we were expected to contribute towards 
maintaining this home. Needless to say, both of 
such applications were declined. We, therefore, 
suggest to constituent lodges before making appli- 
cation to Grand Lodge that they should thorough- 
ly investigate to ascertain if there are near relatives 
who should be assisting. It is much better to 
refrain from applying than to have an application 
rejected. 

Perhaps, because of the times in which we live, 
we find that what many of our dependants require 
is not money, but counsel, advice and guidance, and, 
most of our lodges have, among their members, 
brethren equipped by training and experience, who 
can render signal assistance in this respect. Several 
dependants who are now being assisted by Grand 



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Lodge might not have been in this position, if, at 
the proper time, a well skilled brother had been in 
a position to advise and counsel. Equities in pro- 
perties have been lost and funds dissipated that 
might have been protected if action had been taken 
in time, and it is disappointing to the Committee 
to find that the occasional failure of a constituent 
lodge to interest itself in such matters until too 
late, has meant additional calls on our funds. 

There came to our attention recently, a case 
that illustrates the point, where a Mason's widow 
has two properties, which, if properly administered 
might mean a reasonable degree of comfort for her, 
but, without the active interest of someone on her 
behalf, there is a danger that she may lose both and 
become a permanent charge on our Grand Lodge 
funds. The lodge involved has among its brethren 
men who are quite capable and the Committee be- 
lieve, would be anxious to assist in this matter when 
their assistance is asked. 

The Committee would, therefore, recommend 
that in every lodge, there should be a Special Com- 
mittee on relief and that such Committee shoula 
be selected with the utmost care to insure obtaining 
the services of the most competent brethren, capable 
of advising, counselling and guiding those who have 
been deprived by death or sickness of a husband 
and father. This is particularly desirable in the 
larger centres of population where the close friendly 
contact found in the smaller communities is not 
possible. We gratefully acknowledge the splendid 
contribution of brethren of the professions. Legal 
guidance, medical aid, dental attention and a variety 
of other services have been given to many depen- 
dants without cost to either Grand Lodge, the 
constituent lodge or the dependant. 

The educational work of presenting to constitu- 
ent lodges, Past Masters' Associations and other 
gatherings of Masonry, a report of the benevolent 
activities of the Grand Lodge, by members of the 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 237 

Committee and the Supervisor, has been carried on 
even more extensively than in former years. While 
the extent of our Jurisdiction might appear to ren- 
der it difficult to adequately carry out such a cam- 
paign, the Committee can report that every invita- 
tion extended has been accepted and many meetings 
have been held for this purpose throughout the 
Province. We have been greatly encouraged by the 
gratifying reception these addresses have, received 
and, even of greater importance, the undeniable in- 
creased activity and co-operation that has resulted. 

We recommend that every lodge in the Juris- 
diction should establish a separate fund for benevo- 
lence — a fund to which regular contributions may 
be made by the lodge and for which appeals for in- 
dividual contributions might be made from time to 
time. We have emphasized this in our educational 
work and several lodges have established such 
funds in recent years. From Grand Lodge records 
and personal observation, the Committee is satis- 
fied that such lodges are to-day enjoying to a 
greater degree, not only material prosperity but 
also a happier Masonic communion and relationship 
among their individual members. There is nothing 
that we know of that can better re-unite the breth- 
ren of a lodge in which there has been temporary 
difficulty, than the spirit of benevolence. During 
the past year, we know of at least one lodge, that 
was for a time a cause for concern to Grand Lodge, 
but, is now one of the happiest and most contented 
of our lodges, simply because they became interest- 
ed in a benevolent case that required real construc- 
tive work — a job that was exceptionally well done. 

We cannot refrain from again emphasizing the 
responsibility of the individual Mason and the con- 
stituent lodge. In these days there is a trend to- 
wards centralization and without doubt a consolida- 
tion of spending bodies is oftimes desirable. We 
also recognize that in such a far flung Jurisdiction 
as ours, with its particular type of membership, 
that an expansion of the original Masonic concep- 



238 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

tion of benevolence was necessary, but we must 
avoid the danger of placing- too much dependence 
on the activities and funds of Grand Lodge. The 
spirit of Masonry can live, only if nurtured in the 
hearts and minds of the individual Mason and, if 
charity, in the true Masonic sense, is, even in the 
smallest degree, deleted from his responsibility, we 
will lose our Mountain Peaks to wander aimlessly 
in the Valley. The Mason, who is in possession of 
this virtue — has reached the summit of Masonry. 

Fraternally submitted, 

T. C. WARDLEY, 

Chairman. 

GUEST SPEAKS 

The Grand Master, at this time, introduced 
R.W. Bro. Alpheus A. Stephens, Grand Marshal of 
the Grand Lodge of Ohio who extended sincere 
felicitations from his Grand Master and the Masons 
of Ohio. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE 
FRATERNAL DEAD 

This report 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, 
it 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: — 

The Board of General Purposes, through the 
Committee on the Fraternal Dead, beg to report as 
follows : 



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In the year that has passed, which Grand Lodge 
is now engaged in reviewing, several of the officers 
of Grand Lodge elected or appointed but a year ago, 
as well as many former officers, have been sum- 
moned hence 

"To that mysterious realm where each shall take 
His chamber in the silent halls of death". 

Heartfelt words of consolation have been expressed 
by the lodges of which they were members to the 
relatives of our deceased brethren, but consolation 
however tenderly offered is impotent to assuage the 
pangs of bereavement or to alleviate the sense of 
loss. Today in Grand Lodge we recall again the 
memory of our brethren and lament that they have 
passed from our midst. The manifold services they 
so earnestly performed in the cause of Freemasonry 
as members and officers of Grand Lodge and as 
members of the Craft we gratefully and humbly 
acknowledge. As the roll of our departed brethren 
is read the sense of loss falls heavily on our spirits, 
for they were brethren with whom we were closely 
associated, they were men who were leaders in their 
lodges and in their districts, they were men who 
recognized the worth of Masonic principles and fre- 
quently they were men who performed great and 
valuable work for the communities in which they 
dwelt. Although in the nature of human affairs 
their names are formally appearing today on our 
records for the last time, we do not say to them as 
did the ancient Roman cast in the Stoic mould to his 
dear friend — 

"For ever and for ever farewell, Cassius" 

but rather do we look forward to that day when 

"With the morn those angel faces smile 
Which we have loved long since and lost awhile." 

We revere their memory, we honour them for 
the tasks performed, the duties accomplished, the 
wise and wholesome influences exerted; but as we 



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turn from contemplating the quietness of the grave 
to face anew the problems of life we may tend to be 
filled with perplexity and dismay. The present con- 
dition of the world, with its discontents, its malad- 
justments, its wars and rumours of war, causes 
grave anxiety in the minds of thoughtful men. In 
some it may even induce a cynical view of life such 
as that expressed by Macbeth — 

"Out, out brief candle! 
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, 
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage 
And then is heard no more: it is a tale 
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury 
Signifying nothing." 

Such a view has no place in Masonic philosophy. 
Rather it is ever inculcated that 

"Life is real, life is earnest, 
And the grave is not the goal" 

and having that point of view firmly imbedded in 
his consciousness the true Craftsman endeavours to 
face the future with courage and forethought, and 
strives to bring to the daily round, the common 
task, judgment and honesty of purpose. 

Strident forces are active in the world today 
which threaten the stability of civilization and are 
utterly alien to the spirit and principles of Free- 
masonry. Persecution, — racial, religious, political, 
has reared its cruel head, sinister and unashamed. 
Intolerance, a symbol of barbarism and the cruder 
ways of living, is flaunted in some political divisions 
of the globe as a symbol of strength and dis- 
cipline. The practice of the cardinal virtues as 
well as of those other virtues styled theological is 
derided and held to be a sign of effeminacy. Never- 
theless the practice of these virtues will continue to 
be enjoined in every Masonic Lodge, the cultivation 
of the fundamental claims of our better nature will 
be promoted more intensively, the spirit of tolerance 
will be fostered in greater degree. From all the 
heavy cares of this world, from all forebodings for 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 241 

the future our departed brethren have now been 
released and as we take leave of those who once 
marched side by side with us, as the ranks are 
closed and reformed, may each strive to be one of 
whom it can be said that he 

"Marched breast forward, 
Never doubted clouds would break, 

Never dreamed, tho' right were worsted, wrong would triumph 
Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, 
Sleep to wake." 

The following list contains the names of those 
Past and Present Grand Lodge Officers whose 
deaths are noted on our records as having occurred 
during the past year: 



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R.W. BRO. J. E. W. ANDERSON, P.D.D.G.M., Scotland 
Lodge, No. 193, Scotland. Died October 25th, 1938. 

R.W. BRO. J. H. BATES, P.D.D.G.M.. Seymour Lodge. No. 
272, Ancaster. Died April 4th, 1939. 

R.W. BRO. W. BAYNES-REED, P.G. Chaplain, Acacia 
Lodge, No. 403, Toronto. Died February 1st, 1939. 

R.W. BRO. SIR GEORGE McLAREN BROWN, Honorary 
P.G. Registrar, Barton Lodge, No. 6, Hamilton. Died 
June 28th, 1939. 

R.W. BRO. U. A. BUCHNER, P.D.D.G.M., Kilwinning 
Lodge, No. 64, London. Died April 13th, 1939. 

R.W. BRO. W. CARTER, P.D.D.G.M., Tuscan Lodge, No. 
437, Sarnia. Died October 31st, 1938. 

R.W. BRO. C. E. DICKSON, P.D.D.G.M., Valley Lodge, 
No. 100, Dundas. Died June 7th, 1939. 

R.W. BRO. H. C. EDGAR, P.D.D.G.M., Preston Lodge, No. 
297, Preston. Died May 17th, 1939. 

R.W. BRO. J. G. GAULD, P.D.D.G.M.. Barton Lodge. No. 
6, Hamilton. Died March 4th, 1939. 

R.W. BRO. J. GILL, P.D.D.G.M., St. John's Lodge, No. 40. 
Hamilton. Died March 9th, 1939. 

R.W. BRO. J. GILMOUR, P.D.D.G.M., (G.R. Saskatch- 
ewan). Wingham Lodge, No. 286, Wingham. Died 
December 4th, 1938. 

R.W. BRO. C. W. HAENTSCHEL. P.D.D.G.M.. Haileybury 
Lodge, No. 485, Haileybury. Died December 15th, 1938. 

R.W. BRO. W. T. HANDS. P.D.D.G.M.. True Briton's Lodge, 
No. 14, Perth. Died May 29th, 1939. 



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R.W. BRO. F. J. HOWELL, P.G.S.W., Strict Observance 
Lodge. No. 27, Hamilton. Died March 15th, 1939. 



R.W. BRO. L. E. 

541, Toronto. 



LANE, P.D.D.G.M., Tuscan Lodge, No. 
Died July 1st, 1939. 



R.W. BRO. T. E. LAYCOCK, P.D.D.G.M.. Marmora Lodge. 
No. 222, Marmora. Died September 16th, 1938. 

R.W. BRO. L. LEE, P.D.D.G.M., Acacia Lodge. No. 61. 
Hamilton. Died January 4th. 1939. 

R.W. BRO. J. W. McDONALD, P.D.D.Ct.M., Leopold Lodge, 
No. 397, Brigden. Died September 21st, 1938. 

R.W. BRO. D. G. McGREGOR, D.D.G.M.. Wellington Lodge, 
No. 635, Toronto. Died May 31st, 1939. 

R.W. BRO. W. W. McPHEE, P. D.D.G.M., Golden Rule 
Lodge. No. 409, Gravenhurst. Died February 1st, 1939. 

R.W. BRO. W. McTAVISH, P. D.D.G.M.. Oakwood Lodge, 
No. 553, Toronto. Died November 18th, 1938. 

R.W. BRO. W. C. MOORE, P. D.D.G.M., Belmont Lodge, 
No. 190. Belmont. Died September 7th, 1938. 

R.W. BRO. D. S. MORROW, P. D.D.G.M., Spry Lodge, No. 
385, Beeton. Died August 19th, 1938. 

R.W. BRO. A. J. OLIVER, P. D.D.G.M., Alma Lodge, No. 
72, Gait. Died February 20th. 1939. 

R.W. BRO. S. W. RAY, P. D.D.G.M., Shuniah Lodge, No. 
287, Port Arthur. Died March 7th. 1939. 

R.W. BRO. W. H. SHAW, P.D.D.G.M., Harmony Lodge, 
No. 438, Toronto. Died January 5th, 1939. 

R.W. BRO. C. H. TUMELTY, P.D.D.G.M., Madoc Lodge. 
No. 48, Madoc. Died June 3rd, 1938. 

R.W. BRO. D. WALKER, P. D.D.G.M., Corinthian Lodge, 
No. 151, Peterborough. Died July 21st, 1938. 

R.W. BRO. J. B. WAY, P. D.D.G.M., Keystone Lodge, No. 
412, Sault Ste. Marie. Died July 9th, 1939. 

R.W. BRO. W. W. WHITE, P.D.D.G.M., Golden Beaver 
Lodge, No. 528. Timmins. Died June 23rd, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. E. R. BOWLES, P.G. Organist, Unity Lodge, 
No. 606. Toronto. Died November 13th, 1938. 

V.W. BRO. R. BOYD, P.G. Steward, Ulster Lodge, No. 537, 
Toronto. Died November 22nd, 1938. 

V.W. BRO. E. W. CASE, P.G.D. of Ceremonies, Prince 
Edward Lodge, No. 18, Picton. Died June 19th, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. W. H. CASEMENT, P.G. Steward. Clementi 
Lodge, No. 313. Lakefield. Died October 1st, 1938. 



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V.W. BRO. G. W. CLENDENAN, P.G.S.D., Stanley Lodge, 
No. 426, Toronto. Died March 1st, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. K. J. DUNSTAN, P.G.S.D., Ionic Lodge, No. 25. 
Toronto. Died December 30th, 1938. 

V.W. BRO. D. HAWKINS, P.G. Steward, Electric Lodge. 
No. 495, Hamilton. Died November 2nd, 1938. 

V.W. BRO. C. F. HEEBNER, P.G.J. D., University Lodge, 
No. 496, Toronto. Died December 10th, 1938. 

V.W. BRO. P. J. F. HOUSTON, G Steward, Aldworth 
Lodge, No. 235, Paisley. Died November 7th. 1938. 

V.W. BRO. C. JACKSON, P.G. Steward, Nnlestown Lodge, 
No. 345, Nilestown. Died January 3rd, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. J. R. LIVINGSTON, P. Asst. G.D. of Cere- 
monies, Wilmot Lodge, No. 318, Baden. Died January 
7th, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. W. E. LOCHEAD, P.G. Supt. of Works, Brant 
Lodge, No. 45, Brantford. Died March 18th, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. R. C. McGREGOR, Fort William Lodge, No. 
415, Fort William. Died February 7th, 1937. 

V.W. BRO. J. H. MILLER, G. Steward, St. John's Lodge, 

No. 17. Cobourg. Died March, 28th, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. C. MITCHELL, P.G. Steward, Scotland Lodge, 
No. 193, Scotland. Died April 18th, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. J. A. MONTGOMERY, P.G. Supt. of Works, 
Doric Lodge, No. 316, Toronto. Died May 6th, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. F. C. NUGENT, P.G. Steward, Faithful 
Brethren Lodge, No. 77, Lindsay. Died October 18th, 
1939. 

V.W. BRO. G. M. PETRIE, G. Steward, Mississauga Lodge, 
No. 524, Port Credit. Died September 24th, 1938. 

V.W. BRO. A. E. PHIPPS, Union Lodge, No. 7, Grimsby. 
Died January 7th, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. J. H. ROBINSON, P.G. Steward, Keewatin 
Lodge, No. 417, Keewatin. Died January 31st, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. J. W. ROGERS, P.G. St. Bearer, St. Andrew's 
Lodge, No. 16, Toronto. Died February 15th, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. J. A. SCACE, P.G. Steward. Ozias Lodge, No. 
508, Brantford. Died April 4th, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. G. SCOTT, P.G. Steward, Scarboro Lodge, No. 
653, Agincourt. Died February 20th, 1939. 

V.W. BRO. J. H. SPENCE, P.G.J.D.. Ionic Lodge, No. 25, 

Toronto. Died February 21st, 1939. 



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Right Worshipful Brother J. E. Anderson 

R.W. Bro. J. E. Anderson of Scotland Lodge, 
No. 193, died on October 25th, 1938, in Brantford 
General Hospital. He was born in 1862 in Norfolk 
County and matriculated into Toronto University, 
entering the Faculty of Medicine, from which he 
was graduated in 1884. He pursued post-graduate 
studies in Edinburgh. Returning to Canada he 
began the practice of his profession at Millgrove, 
but in 1897 he removed to Scotland, where he con- 
tinued to practice until his death. 

R.W. Bro. Anderson was initiated into Free- 
masonry in 1884 in Roman Eagle Lodge, No. 160, 
Edinburgh. He affiliated with Waterdown Lodge, 
No. 357, of which he became Worshipful Master. On 
removing to Scotland he affiliated with Scotland 
Lodge, No. 193, and served as Master in 1915. In 
1919 he was chosen as District Deputy Grand Mas- 
ter of Brant District. The fifty-year Veteran Jewel 
and the fifty-year Past Master's Jewel were to have 
been presented to him in November had he lived 
until then. R.W. Bro. Anderson took an active in- 
terest in Freemasonry and was held in the highest 
esteem by the brethren of the district. 

R.W. Bro. Anderson was an active member of 
Scotland United Church and took an active interest 
in all public and community affairs. The large and 
sorrowful gathering that attended his funeral gave 
ample proof of the love and respect in which he was 
held by those whom he had served so faithfully. 

Right Worshipful Brother J. H. Bates 

R.W. Bro. J. H. Bates of Seymour Lodge, No. 
272, Ancaster, died on April 4th, 1939. He was born 
in North Glanford in 1866 and was educated in the 
Glanford Public School and Hamilton Collegiate In- 
stitute. For many years he followed the occupation 
of farmer and for five years, 1907-12, he was in 
business in Hamilton. In the latter year he was 
appointed Superintendent of the Home for the Aged 



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and Infirm, a position he occupied for twenty years 
until his retirement. Initiated into Freemasonry in 
1900 in Seymour Lodge he became Worshipful 
Master in 1910 and in 1927 was elected District 
Deputy Grand Master of Hamilton District. 

Right Worshipful Brother W. Baynes-Reed 

A long life of distinguished, devoted service 
came to an earthly end in the death of R.W. Bro. 
Canon W. Baynes-Reed of Acacia Lodge, No. 430, 
Toronto, a lodge of which he had been a member for 
almost forty years. R.W. Bro. Baynes-Reed was 
born in London, Ontario, in 1871 and was educated 
at Trinity College, Toronto. His first pastorate was 
at Keene, Ontario, and his second and last was at 
St. John's Church, Norway, where he laboured for 
forty years. He was connected with the Toronto 
Scottish Regiment, with which he served overseas. 
He was chosen by the Canadian Government to be 
one of the contingent to represent Canada at the 
Coronation of H.M. King George VI and occupied a 
seat in Westminster Abbey at the Coronation. 

R.W. Bro. Baynes-Reed was initiated into Free- 
masonry in Keene Lodge, No. 374, in 1896 and three 
years later served as Worshipful Master. On his 
removal to Toronto he affiliated with Acacia Lodge. 
In 1904 he was elected by Grand Lodge to the office 
of Grand Chaplain. Descended from United Empire 
Loyalist stock, he was at all times a stout defender 
of the ideals and principles of the British people. He 
was likewise an outstanding exponent of Masonic 
principles and truth. In Acacia Lodge he was 
deeply revered. In his life he was totally unselfish 
and modest to the last degree. His memory will 
ever be cherished by those who knew him. 

Right Worshipful Brother 
Sir George McLaren Brown 

Full- of years and honours, R.W. Bro. Sir George 
McLaren Brown, K.B.E., a very distinguished citizen 
of Hamilton and of Canada, died at Toronto General 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 247 

Hospital on June 28th, 1939, following an operation. 
He was born in Hamilton in 1865 and began his long 
business career when he entered the service of the 
Northern and Northwestern Railway. He joined 
the staff of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1887 as 
its agent in Vancouver. Advancing rapidly to posi- 
tions of increasing importance and responsibility he 
became in 1910 general European manager of the 
C. P. R. This position he retained until his retire- 
ment in 1936 when he took up his residence in 
Hamilton. During the war his services were of very 
great value to the British Government. He was 
assistant director-general of railways for all theatres 
of war during its latter stages and as such was 
largely responsible for the organization of the trans- 
portation of troops. He was made a Colonel of the 
Imperial army and his important services were 
recognized by decoration with the K.B.E. 

Sir George was associated with many enter- 
prises and movements. Freemasonry claimed much 
of his attention. Shortly after he took up residence 
in London he assisted as a charter member in the 
founding of Canada Lodge, No. 3527, and served as 
Worshipful Master. This lodge served in many 
respects as a connecting link in London between 
English and Canadian Freemasonry. His eminent 
services to the Craft were recognized by this Grand 
Lodge when the honorary rank of Past Grand Regis- 
trar was conferred on him in 1921. He was also 
elected an honorary life member of Barton Lodge, 
No. 6, Hamilton. 

The large place he occupied in Empire affairs 
is best seen from the words of Archdeacon Wallace 
at his funeral: 

"Few Canadians were more widely known or 
held in higher regard. It is not necessary to recite 
the record of his achievements, which were great 
both in peace and war in his chosen field of trans- 
portation and for which he was knighted by the 
King. Although I do not know all the secrets of his 
success, I suspect that I know much of what lay 



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behind it. One thing most certainly was his unflag- 
ging energy. Another, his fine judgment and pene- 
trating discernment. 

"Few men were possessed of his courtly grace, 
his charm of manner, his kindliness of manner and 
his capacity for thinking of and doing the nice 
thing. Added to that was his cosmopolitan outlook 
and his love of things British. Then there was his 
sense of obligation to render service to the com- 
munity and to the country. He was anxious and 
willing to place his wide experience and ability at 
the command of mankind and his country." 

Tributes from leaders of the Empire were 
headed by a cablegram from His Majesty the King. 
It read: To Lady McLaren Brown: "The Queen and 
I are shocked to hear of your husband's death and 
send you our sincere sympathy in your sad loss." 
His Excellency, the Governor General, Lord Tweeds- 
muir, also sent a telegram of sympathy. Many other 
telegrams of sympathy were received including those 
from the Prime Minister of Canada, the British 
High Commissioner at Ottawa and the Canadian 
High Commissioner at London. 

Right Worshipful Brother U. A. Buchner 

On April 13, 1939, the grim reaper claimed 
R.W. Bro. Urban A. Buchner, a prominent citizen 
and Mason of London. R.W. Bro. Buchner was born 
in Crowland Township, Welland County, in 1863. 
He received his primary and secondary school 
education in the Niagara Peninsula, and secured his 
professional training at Osgoode Hall, Toronto. 

After graduation as a lawyer, he practised his 
profession in London, enjoying a successful business 
career. He took an active interest in the public life 
of the city and was a prominent member of the 
Canadian Club, and of the Basonian Club. He was 
a member of St. Andrew's Church for some thirty- 
eight years, serving for a considerable part of the 
time on the Board of Managers. His advice and 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 249 

executive experience were of great value in the 
various organizations of the church. 

He was initiated into Masonry in Kilwinning 
Lodge, No. 64, in 1893. He was elected as Worship- 
ful Master for 1901, and was chosen as District 
Deputy Grand Master for London District in 1914. 
He was a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scot- 
tish Rite of Freemasonry in London Valley and of 
St. George's Chapter, No. 5, R.A.M. His work in 
Masonry was extensive until recent years when his 
health prevented any active participation in affairs 
of the fraternity. His special interest was the his- 
torical and constitutional aspects of Masonry, a 
field in which his advice was greatly appreciated. 
His death in his seventy-sixth year removed from 
London a good citizen, a valuable churchman and a 
skilled Mason. 



Right Worshipful Brother Wesley Carter 

R.W. Bro. Wesley Carter, who was an outstand- 
ing Mason in Sarnia District, died in Petrolia on 
October 31st, 1938. He was for many years a highly 
esteemed citizen of the City of Sarnia. He was born 
in 1867 and resided in Sarnia for many year, where 
he carried on the business of painter and decorator. 
His business reputation in dealing with the public 
was of the highest and he had a host of friends in 
his native city. He retired from business a few 
years ago and was living in Petrolia when he passed 
away. He was an active member of the United 
Church and also took a keen interest in the affairs 
of the city. 

He was initiated into Tuscan Lodge, No. 437, 
Sarnia, in 1904, and became Master of the Lodge in 
1912. He was elected D.D.G.M. of Sarnia District 
in 1916. He was also actively connected with the 
Knights Templar. He was always willing to assist 
in any worthy cause and his sudden death was a 
great shock to his many friends. 



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Right Worshipful Brother C. E. Dickson 

R.W. Bro. Charles E. Dickson of Valley Lodge, 
No. 100, Dundas, died June 7th, 1939, in his sixty- 
first year. He was born in Dundas and was edu- 
cated in the Public and High Schools of that town 
and the Canada Business College, Hamilton. As an 
accountant he entered in 1900 the office of The John 
Bertram and Sons Company, Dundas, and in 1923 
resigned as Secretary-Treasurer of that firm to 
assume the management of The Toronto-Hamilton 
Electric Company and was still associated with that 
company in an advisory capacity until his death. 

He had long been associated with civic affairs 
in Dundas. Having a keen insight into municipal 
problems his counsel was sought in many important 
problems. His municipal life began about thirty 
years ago when he became a member of the Board 
of Education and of which he acted as chairman in 
1912 and 1913. He served later as a member of the 
Town Council and was elected Mayor in 1916 and 
1917, continuing as a member of Council until 1934 
when he resigned to accept the office of Town Clerk 
and Treasurer. He held this position until failing* 
health caused him to resign shortly before his death. 

He was initiated in Valley Lodge, No. 100, in 
1912, he was elected Worshipful Master in 1918 and 
served as Treasurer from 1921 until his death. In 
-1932 he was elected District Deputy Grand Master 
of Hamilton District. His funeral was very largely 
attended and he was buried with Masonic honours. 

Right Worshipful Brother H. C. Edgar 

In the death of R.W. Bro. Harry Clifford Edgar, 
which occurred suddenly on May 17, 1939, at the age 
of sixty-four, after a short illness, Preston lost one 
of its best known business men and a prominent citi- 
zen. R.W. Bro. Edgar was born in North Dumfries 
Township and went to Preston at the age of six. He 
attended public school in the Township and in Pres- 
ton and graduated from Gait Collegiate. Originally 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 251 

employed by Messrs. Clare Brothers, he later became 
interested in insurance and conducted an insurance 
business until his death. From 1900 until 1908 he 
was assistant to the Town Clerk. In 1908 he was 
appointed Town Clerk and held the office until 1919. 
He was Secretary-Treasurer of the Preston Water 
and Light Commission for three years, and Secre- 
tary of the Board of Trade for some years. He 
attended St. John's Anglican Church, and for many 
years was a member of the church choir and the 
select vestry. He was an active sportsman, playing 
football for the Preston Club in his younger days. 
He was also a charter member of the Preston Rotary 
Club. 

He was initiated in Preston Lodge, No. 297. in 
1898, and became Worshipful Master in 1902. He 
took an active interest in the work of the Lodge and 
was a member of the Lodge quartette. He was 
elected District Deputy Grand Master of Welling- 
ton District in 1921. R.W. Bro. Edgar was a mem- 
ber of Waterloo Chapter, Gait, of Victoria Precep- 
tory and of Rameses Temple. He was also a charter 
member of Preston Chapter, R.A.M. Funeral ser- 
vices were held at St. John's Church, Preston, and 
he was buried with Masonic Honours. The funeral 
was largely attended by Masons and citizens, show- 
ing the esteem in which he was held by all. 

Right Worshipful Brother J. G. Gauld 

Our Fraternity lost a respected and valued 
member and the citizens of Hamilton and Went- 
worth a great friend and servant in the death of 
R.W. Bro. J. G. Gauld on March 6th, 1939. He was 
born in Meaford in 1867 and at an early age came 
to Hamilton, where he was educated in the public 
school and the Collegiate Institute. He commenced 
the study of law at the age of seventeen and was 
called to the Bar in 1889 and became a partner in 
the firm of Nesbitt and Bicknell. In a few years he 
became a K.C. His progress was rapid and in 1917 
he was appointed County Judge. As a Judge he was 
respected by all for his decisions based on sound law 



252 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

and the spirit of justice. He resigned from the 
Bench eleven years ago to accept the Presidency of 
the United Gas and Fuel Co. 

R.W. Bro. Gauld was philanthropic in spirit and 
during the Great War worked with many agencies 
to benefit the soldiers and their dependents. He was 
a tower of strength to the Red Cross. He was also 
greatly interested in Art. 

Our R.W. Brother was initiated into Barton 
Lodge, No. 6, and in a few years he became Wor- 
shipful Master. In 1918 he was elected District 
Deputy Grand Master of Hamilton District. In the 
Scottish Rite he had attained to the Thirty Second 
Degree, being a member of Moore Consistory. R.W. 
Bro. Gauld was a fine gentleman, a true Mason and 
will long be remembered for his kindness and his 
charity. 

Right Worshipful Brother J. Gill 

Hamilton lost a well-known and beloved citizen 
and Freemasonry a valued and honoured member in 
the death of R.W. Bro. James Gill on March 10th; 
1939. He was born in Smith's Falls in 1864 and was 
educated in the school of Windsor and Walkerville 
and the Collegiate Institute of Windsor, London and 
St. Catharines and also at Toronto University, from 
which he graduated as B.A. and later as B.Paed., 
distinguishing himself in Mathematics and Science. 
He taught first in Upper Canada College, and then 
in Cobourg Collegiate Institute. In 1892 he joined 
the staff of the Hamilton Collegiate Institute as head 
of the Science Department. There he remained until 
1911 when he became Inspector of Hamilton Public 
Schools. For twenty years in this position he en- 
deared himself to pupils and teachers and had the 
entire confidence of the Board of Education and 
educationists throughout the Province. 

In 1894 Bro. Gill was initiated in St. John's 
Lodge, No. 40. In 1908 he became Worshipful Mas- 
ter, and in 1925 he was elected District Deputy 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 253 

Grand Master of Hamilton District. He was promi- 
nent in the Scottish Rite in the valley of Hamilton 
and was honoured several years ago by being- ad- 
vanced to the Thirty-third Degree. 

R.W. Bro. Gill was an Elder and Clerk of Ses- 
sion of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church and for many 
years was Superintendent of the Sunday School. He 
was warm hearted, kindly, friendly, true and loyal 
in his work, devoted to his family, his city and his 
work. He will long be remembered by teachers and 
citizens of Hamilton as well as by the Masons of this 
Grand Lodge. 

Right Worshipful Brother J. Gilmour 

R.W. Bro. James Gilmour, a highly respected 
citizen and a member of Wingham Lodge, No. 286, 
died at Wingham, December 4th, 1938. He was born 
near Wingham in 1867 and as a young man settled 
in Saskatchewan. He was Secretary-Treasurer for 
many years of the Municipality of Caron and was 
also a Justice of the Peace. In 1923 he returned to 
his home town in Wingham. He was an elder of the 
United Church both in Saskatchewan and at Wing- 
ham. R.W. Bro. Gilmour was initiated into Free- 
masonry in Moose Jaw Lodge, No. 3, G.R.S., and in 
1908 he affiliated with Caron Lodge, No. 42. He be- 
came Worshipful Master in 1910 and in 1912 was 
chosen as District Deputy Grand Master of No. 3 
District, G.R.S. On his return to Ontario he affiliated 
with Wingham Lodge, No. 286. 

Right Worshipful Brother C. W. Haentschel 

R.W. Bro. C. W. Haentschel, an outstanding 
personality in Masonry not only in Northern Ontario 
but in all Ontario, died on December 15th, 1938, in 
his seventy-ninth year. Born in Germany in 1860 
he came to Canada with his parents in 1867 who 
settled in Pembroke. Completing his elementary and 
secondary school education there he entered McGill 
University and graduated in medicine. He began 
the practice of his profession in Mattawa but early 



254 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

in the history of Haileybury he removed to that 
town, where he continued his practice until his 
death. He was Mayor of Haileybury in 1909 and 
always maintained an active interest in public 
affairs. 

R. W. Bro. Haentschel was widely known for his 
many Masonic activities. He was initiated in Pem- 
broke Lodge, No. 128, in 1887 and later affiliated 
with Mattawa Lodge, No. 405, becoming Worshipful 
Master in 1895. He served as District Deputy Grand 
Master in Nipissing District in 1907. At the time 
of his death he held membership in Mattawa, 
Haileybury, Elk Lake, Kipawa and Osisko Lodges, 
the latter two in the Province of Quebec. For two 
years R. W. Bro. Haentschel held the position of 
Grand Master of the Sovereign Great Priory of 
Canada, Knights Templar, and in that capacity 
visited every preceptory in his wide jurisdiction. He 
was also a Past Grand First Principal of Grand 
Chapter, R.A.M. 

R.W. Bro. Haentschel was always identified 
with sport in which he took an active part, lacrosse 
in his younger days, golf, curling and hunting in his 
later years. R.W. Bro. Haentschel led a full and 
active life and at his funeral hundreds of citizens of 
Haileybury and the North were present to mark 
their respect to an honoured and beloved citizen. 
R.W. Bro. Haentschel was buried with Masonic 
honours. 

Right Worshipful Brother W. T. Hands 

R.W. Bro. W. T. Hands, a well-known and suc- 
cessful farmer of Drummond Township, Lanark 
County, died at the age of seventy on May 24th, 
1939, after a brief illness. His life was spent on the 
farm on which he was born. He was initiated into 
Freemasonrv in 1900 and served as Worshipful Mas- 
ter in 1906, 1907, 1908 and also in 1919. In 1908 
he was elected District Deputy Grand Master of St. 
Lawrnece District. He had a wide circle of friends 
by whom he was held in high esteem. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 255 

Right Worshipful Brother F. J. Howell 

Hamilton and Masonry suffered a great loss in 
the death of R.W. Bro. F. J. Howell on March 16th, 
1939. He was born in Drumbo in 1857 and shortly 
afterwards his parents moved to Brantford where 
he was educated in the schools of that city. In 1876 
he moved to Toronto and joined his brother-in-law, 
establishing a lithographing business. Later he 
came to Hamilton and in 1883 founded the Howell 
Lithographing Co., of which he was President until 
his death. R.W. Bro. Howell was elected in 1901 to 
the Hamilton Board of Education, becoming Chair- 
man of the Board six years later. He played a lead- 
ing part in establishing the Hamilton Technical 
School. In the Great War he helped to form the Re- 
cruiting League and recruited the Canadian Mounted 
Rifles. He was made Honourary Colonel of this 
corps in recognition of his services. In religion he 
was an Anglican and a valued member of Christ 
Church Cathedral. He found time and opportunity 
to travel widely. 



R.W. Bro. Howell was initiated into Free- 
masonry in Strict Observance Lodge, No. 27, in 
1885. He was elected Worshipful Master in 1895 
and in 1905 he was elected Grand Senior Warden 
of Grand Lodge. He was also a charter member of 
Electric Lodge and an honourary member of Acacia 
Lodge, No. 61. R.W. Bro. Howell was active and 
prominent in Scottish Rite Masonry and in Royal 
Arch Masonry. In the latter he became First Prin- 
cipal of Hamilton Chapter in 1911 and in the former 
he was an active member of Supreme Council and 
served as Deputy for Ontario for thirteen years. 



R.W. Bro. Howell was warm hearted and pos- 
sessed a charitable and sympathetic spirit. In his 
friendships he was loyal and true. He lived a life of 
service and will long be remembered for his charity 
and kindness by the people of Hamilton and his 
many Masonic friends. 



256 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Right Worshipful Brother L. E. Lane 

An indefatigable worker in the interests of the 
Craft, R. W. Bro. Louis E. Lane was removed by 
death on July 1st, 1939. He was born at Barrie in 
1862 and was educated in Barrie Grammar School. 
In earlier life he was associated with his father in 
the tailoring business and later conducted his own 
establishment until recently. He was a Veteran of 
the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. 

R.W. Bro. Lane was initiated in 1890 in Kerr 
Lodge, No. 230, Barrie. Later he affiliated with 
Georgian Lodge, No. 348, Penetanguishene, and be- 
came Worshipful Master. Shortly after his removal 
to Toronto he became a charter member in 1918 of 
Tuscan Lodge, No. 541, and in 1924 he was elected 
District Deputy Grand Master for Toronto District 
"D". He was an honourary life member of the fol- 
lowing Lodges: Shamrock, No. 553; Tuscan, No. 
541; Palestine, No. 559; Mizpah, No. 572; St Clair, 
No. 577; Grey, No. 589, and Maple Leaf, No. 600. 
He was a splendid ritualist, an earnest guide and 
counsellor to younger Masons. He took pride in 
doing particularly well all that came to him to do. 

The funeral service of R.W. Bro. Lane was con- 
ducted from the Freemason's Hall, College Street, 
and was attended by the Grand Master, a large 
number of Past and Present Grand Lodge Officers 
and members of lodges. 

Right Worshipful Brother T. E. Laycock 

There passed away at Nichols Hospital, Peter- 
borough, on September 16th, 1938, a worthy citizen, 
a good friend and loyal Mason in the person of R.W. 
Bro. T. E. Laycock. He was a life member of Mar- 
mora Lodge No. 222, where he was initiated into 
Masonry in 1908. He served as Worshipful Master 
in 1912 and in 1920 was elected District Deputy 
Grand Master of Prince Edward District. He was 
prominent in municipal affairs, having been Reeve 
of Marmora for a number of years. R.W. Bro. Lay- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 257 

cock applied faithfully in his life the principles of 
the Square and Compasses and thereby enjoyed the 
respect and esteem of his brethren and fellow 
citizens. 

Right Worshipful Brother Lyman Lee 

The Law Society of Hamilton, the citizens and 
the Masonic Fraternity suffered a great loss in the 
death of R.W. Bro. Lyman Lee on January 4th, 
1939. He was born in Burbrook Township in 1860 
and was educated in the public schools, London Col- 
legiate Institute and the University of Toronto, from 
which he graduated as B.A. He studied law and 
practised his profession in Hamilton, becoming one 
of its leading lawyers and gained a Dominion-wide 
reputation as an authority on law relating to fra- 
ternal insurance. He was a member of several fra- 
ternal insurance societies and acted as their solici- 
tor. He was an Elder in Melrose United Church and 
taught a Bible Class for many years. He took an 
active part in educational affairs and eventually be- 
came Chairman of the Hamilton Board of Education 
and was a strong force behind the by-law which 
established the Hamilton Public Library. 

R.W. Bro. Lee was initiated in 1886 in Acacia 
Lodge, No. 61, and in 1895 became Worshipful Mas- 
ter. Some years later he was elected District Deputy 
Grand Master of Hamilton District. He was also a 
Past First Principal of Hiram Chapter, R.A.M., and 
a member of Hamilton Lodge of Perfection. He will 
long be remembered as a public spirited citizen, a 
loyal friend and a kindly gentleman. He was a great 
orator and a splendid ritualist. Masons will remem- 
ber him as a true Brother, practising charity and 
living at peace with all men. 

Right Worshipful Brother John W. McDonald 

In the sudden death of R.W. Bro. John W. Mc- 
Donald, on September 21st, 1938, as the result of an 
automobile accident in the City of Sarnia. Sarnia 
District and Leopold Lodge, No. 397, Brigden, suf- 



258 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

fered a severe loss. He was born in 1873 near Brig- 
den and received his early education there. He car- 
ried on his business as a farmer for many years, till 
he moved to Sarnia, where he became bailiff of 
Lambton County. He was an active member of Bear 
Creek Presbyterian Church and was a highly re- 
spected citizen of the community. He was initiated 
into Masonry in Leopold Lodge, No. 397, in 1902, 
and was elected Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 
1909. He served as D.D.G.M. of Sarnia District 
during 1911 and 1912. His sudden death was a great 
shock to his host of friends. He was buried with 
full Masonic Honours in Bear Creek Cemetery near 
Brigden. 



Right Worshipful Brother D. G. F. McGregor 

R.W. Bro. D. G. F. McGregor was cut down 
suddenly by death in the prime of life and in the 
midst of his duties as District Deputy Grand Master 
of Toronto "D" District. Bro. McGregor was born 
in Brantford in 1892 and died on May 31, 1939, 
from a heart attack. He was educated in the public 
schools of Brantford, London and Bournemouth, 
England, and at St. Andrew's College, Toronto, and 
also at the Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph. In 
1915 he enlisted at Fergus in the 153rd Battalion, 
C.E.F., retiring in 1917 with the rank of Captain. 
He was an active business man, being engaged suc- 
cessively in motor-cars, office equipment and stock- 
brokerage, and for several years prior to his death 
occupied an executive position with Distillers Cor- 
poration. He was a member of Bloor Street United 
Church and an active member of the Lion's Club. He 
was initiated into Freemasonry in Mercer Lodge, No. 
347, Fergus, and later became a charter member of 
Wellington Lodge, No. 635, Toronto. He became 
Worshipful Master of the latter lodge in 1931 and in 
1938 was chosen as District Deputy Grand Master 
of Toronto "D" District. He has left behind an 
enviable record in the zeal and ability with which he 
discharged his duties and won the esteem of all who 
knew him. 



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Right Worshipful Brother W. W. McPhee 

R.W. Bro. Walter W. McPhee passed away at 
his home in Orillia on February 10th, 1939. He was 
born in Mara Township in 1868 and after attending 
Orillia Collegiate Institute he entered the Dental 
College of the University of Toronto from which he 
graduated in 1890. For a time he practised his pro- 
fession in Orillia and later practised for many years 
in Gravenhurst, but after some years he again re- 
moved to Orillia where he continued for twenty-six 
years in active practice until failing health caused 
him to relinquish it. 

R.W. Bro. McPhee was initiated into Free- 
masonry in Orillia Lodge, No. 192, in 1893 and in 
1900 affiliated witn Golden Rule Lodge, No. 409, 
Gravenhurst. He became Worshipful Master of 
Golden Rule Lodge in 1902 and served again as 
Master in 1907. In 1907 he was elected District 
Deputy Grand Master of Muskoka. He took a very 
keen interest in Freemasonry ; he was an excellent 
ritualist and did much to establish a tradition of 
careful exact rendition of the work both in his lodge 
and district. He was made Life Member of Golden 
Rule Lodge in 1919. He was at all times keenly in- 
terested in public affairs and for a time served as a 
member of the Gravenhurst Town Council. The 
largely attended funeral marked the esteem in which 
he was held. 

Right Worshipful Brother W. McTavish 

After a comparatively short illness, R.W. Bro. 
William McTavish, a member of Oakwood Lodge; 
No. 553, passed away. Bro. McTavish was made a 
Mason in Caledonian Lodge, No. 249, and became 
Worshipful Master of his Lodge. He affiliated with 
Oakwood Lodge in 1913 and from 1923 to 193.5 
served as Treasurer. He was a real pillar of strength 
in Oakwood Lodge. When Delta Lodge, No. 634, 
was instituted he was the first Senior Warden and 
in 1927 was Worshipful Master. In 1929 he was 
elected District Deputy Grand Master of Toronto 



260 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

"C" District and filled the office with distinction. He 
was laid to rest in Prospect Cemetery with full 
Masonic Honours . 

Right Worshipful Brother W. C. Moore 

On September 7, 1938, death removed to the 
Grand Lodge above a highly respected, revered and 
beloved Mason of London District, R.W. Bro. W. C. 
Moore, of Belmont, Ontario. He was born in North 
Dorchester, January 6, 1863, and secured in the 
public school a fundamental education which he aug- 
mented by study and conversation with teachers and 
other educated men with whom he came in contact 
in early life. His main occupation was farming in 
which he was highly successful. He was a devoted 
member of the Anglican Church. 

He never sought office in public life but was 
actively interested in local civic affairs. From 1910 
to 1925 he was Road Superintendent, an office in 
which he served his community well. Along with 
Dr. Meldrum of Belmont, he financed and built the 
first four miles of the local telephone line. This was 
the beginning of the Belmont Co-operative Tele- 
phone Association of which he was President and 
Director for some years. He was a member of the 
local School and Fair Boards, giving faithful atten- 
tion to all matters for the advancement of the 
community. 

He was initiated a member of Belmont Lodge, 
No. 190, on December 27, 1893. and became Wor- 
shipful Master for 1898-'99. He was elected D.D. 
G.M. of London District for 1921-'22. During his 
term of office two new Lodges, Temple, No. 597, 
London, and Ashlar, No. 610, Byron, were consti- 
tuted. He was always most attentive to his Masonic 
duties, being especially conscientious in his attend- 
ance at Belmont Lodge, where his assistance in con- 
ferring the various degrees was freely given and 
deeply appreciated. He was buried with Masonic 
Honours on September 10. 1938. In the death of 
R.W. Bro. W. C. Moore there was removed from 



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London District a beloved father and husband, a 
good citizen and a faithful Mason. 

Right Worshipful Brother D. S. Morrow 

R.W. Bro. D. S. Morrow of Spry Lodge, No. 
385, Beeton, died in San Antonio, Texas, on August 
19, l£o8. Prior to his removing to Texas R.W. Bro. 
Morrow had been an active Mason both in his lodge 
and district. At the age of twenty-six he was ini- 
tiated into Freemasonry in Spry Lodge in 1907. He 
was Worshipful Master of his lodge in 1915 and in 
1922was chosen as District Deputy Grand Master 
of Georgian District. 

Right Worshipful Brother A. J. Oliver 

Wellington District and the City of Gait suf- 
fered a severe loss in the death on February 20, 
1939, in his seventy-seventh year, of R.W. Bro. A. 
J. Oliver. R.W. Bro. Oliver went to Gait from Ot- 
tawa fifty-eight years ago, and his activities ex- 
tended into many fields. A millwright by trade, he 
was first engaged by the Goldie McCulloch Com- 
pany. He later became connected with the R. Mc- 
Dougall Co., Limited, of which company he was Gen- 
eral Manager at the time of his death. He was con» 
nected with the Militia for more than forty years, his 
military career beginning in 1898, when he was 
granted a Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the 
29th Waterloo Regiment. He rose rapidly, being 
promoted to Captain in 1900, and in 1907 he at- 
tained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1913 he 
reorganized the 29th Regiment, which in 1915 was 
converted into the Highland Light Infantry of Can- 
ada, representing South Waterloo. In 1915 he went 
to Guelph where he recruited, and was appointed to 
the command of the 34th Battalion, which unit he 
took to England. He remained in command of the 
34th until 1917, when he was in France with the 
31st Battalion, C.E.F. In 1920, after returning to 
Canada, he was appointed to the command of the 2nd 
Infantry Brigade, and was raised to the rank of 
Colonel. He was a charter member of the Gait 



262 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Branch of the Canadian Legion. In addition to his 
business and military activities he found time to 
serve his municipality by being a conscientious mem- 
ber of the Town Council in 1907 and 1908. He was 
also a member of the Gait Hospital Trust for more 
than fifteen years, and held the office of Secretary 
for several years. He was an adherent of Knox 
Presbyterian Church. 

He joined Alma Lodge, No. 72, A.F. & A.M., in 
1889, and was Worshipful Master of his Lodge in 
1893 and 1894. He was elected Secretary of the 
Lodge in 1896, an office he held until the time of his 
death, a period of forty-three years. In 1896 he was 
elected D.D.G.M. of Wellington District. He was 
presented with a Long Service Medal on Decem- 
ber 3rd, 1938. He was always active in promoting 
the interests of Freemasonry, and much of the suc- 
cess of Alma Lodge may be attributed to his untiring 
devotion during his many years as Secretary. He 
was a member of Waterloo Chapter, R.A.M., No. 32, 
and was First Principal in 1901. He was also .a 
member of St. Omer Preceptory, and was one of the 
first to become a life member of the Shrine. R.W 7 . 
Bro. Oliver was buried with Masonic Honours in 
Mount View Cemetery, Gait, the funeral being at- 
tended by many Masons, Veterans and Citizens, 
showing the esteem in which he was held by all who 
were fortunate enough to know him. 

Right Worshipful Brother S. W. Ray 

R.W. Bro. S. W. Ray long an outstanding figure 
both in the community life and Freemasonry of Port 
Arthur died on March 8th, 1939, shortly after reach- 
ing his eighty-fourth birthday. Born in Lakefield, 
Ontario, in 1855, he came to Port Arthur as a teller 
in the Ontario Bank in 1877. Seven years later he 
entered into the field of private banking in which he 
was engaged until 1914 when he opened a ticket and 
brokerage agency. He was actively connected for 
many years with the mining industry and many 
phases' of the growth of Port Arthur. He was a 
public spirited citizen and served as a councillor and 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 263 

for two years as mayor. At the time of the Riel Re- 
bellion he organized the 96th Regiment of Rifles, of 
which he was Lieutenant-Colonel. The regiment, 
however, did not see active service. 

R.W. Bro. Ray was initiated into Freemasonry 
in Shuniah Lodge, No. 287, Port Arthur, in his 
twenty-first year. He became Worshipful Master in 
1879 and served also as W.M. in 1881. R.W. Bro. 
Ray remained always an active Mason. He was a 
member of Shuniah Chapter, R.A.M., and was First 
Principal of this Chapter for four years. On numer- 
ous occasions he served as presiding Preceptor of 
Rhodes Preceptory, K.T., and assisted in the organi- 
zation 61 the Preceptory which took his name for its 
title. He was also an active member of the Scottish 
Rite in the valley of Fort William. 

R.W. Bro. Ray was an active churchman as a 
member of St. John's Anglican Church, and took a 
leading part in the choral work. R.W. Bro. Ray 
was characterized as a cultured gentleman of the old 
school, highly respected for the things he had done, 
and he was loved on account of his happy, kind- 
ly personality. His body lay in state at the Masonic 
Temple, Port Arthur, where hundreds passed the 
bier to pay their last tribute of respect to a disting- 
uished pioneer and a beloved Freemason known for 
his good works . 

Right Worshipful Brother W. H. Shaw 

On January 5th, 1939, R.W. Bro. William H. 
Shaw passed away in St. Petersburg, Florida, where 
he was spending the winter. R.W. Bro. Shaw was 
the founder and president of the Shaw Schools of 
Toronto, one of the strongest chains of business 
schools in the world, and in his passing commercial 
education has lost one of its outstanding leaders. 
R.W. Bro. Shaw was born in 1858 at Kent Bridge 
and received his early education in the schools of 
Kent County, where later he taught School for eighTt 
years. In 1884 he joined the staff of Chatham Busi- 
ness College, and in 1887 with the late W. J. Elliott 



264 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

as partner, he established the Central Business Col- 
lege in Stratford. In 1892 he sought a larger field 
and established a business college in Toronto which 
prospered to such an extent that the one school grew 
to twelve. R.W. Bro. Shaw was always keenly in- 
terested in church work. In Toronto he was long 
associated with Carlton Street Methodist Church, 
but latterly he was a member of Westminster 
Central United Church. He found time to take an 
active part in municipal affairs, serving for fifteen 
years in all on the Toronto Board of Education, the 
City Council and the Board of Control. 

Bro. Shaw was initiated into Freemasonry in 
Stratford Lodge, No. 332, and later affiliated with 
Harmony Lodge, No. 438, of which he became 
Worshipful Master in 1900. In 1908 he served as 
District Deputy Grand Master. He was a member of 
the Scottish Rite, King Solomon's Chapter, R.A.M., 
Geoffrey de St. Aldemar Preceptory, K.T., and was 
Recorder of Rameses Temple. His genial disposition, 
happy manner and sterling character won for him 
the esteem of his brethren, and his business asso- 
ciates. He was entombed with Masonic Honours in 
Forest Lawn Mausoleum. 

Right Worshipful Brother C. H. Tumelty 

On June 3rd, 1938, R.W. Bro. C. H. Tumelty, of 
Madoc, passed away in his seventy-second year. In 
his passing the Masonic Order lost a conscientious 
and ardent member. He was initiated in Madoc 
Lodge, No. 48, in 1893, and after serving as Wor- 
shipful Master his activities were rewarded by being 
chosen as District Deputy Grand Master for his 
district for the year 1901-02. He was at all times 
ready to be of service to the Craft. 

Right Worshipful Brother Duncan Walker 

R.W. Bro. Duncan Walker, for many years an 
outstanding figure in the city of Peterborough, 
passed to his reward on July 21st, 1938, in his 
seventv-fourth vear. Born in Dewart, Ontario, he 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 265 

was educated in the primary and secondary schools 
and then later graduated with honours from the Uni- 
versity of Toronto. He qualified as a high school 
teacher and entered on his chosen profession in 
Brockville. Over forty years ago he became In- 
spector of Public Schools in Peterborough, and after 
sixteen years' service in this position he became 
Principal of Peterborough Normal School, where he 
made his influence felt in the lives and training of 
the young teachers who there received professional 
training. For seven years from 1929 to 1936 R.W. 
Bro. Walker was Director of Public Education in the 
Department of Education. 

R.W. Bro. Walker was introduced into Free- 
masonry in Salem Lodge, No. 368, Brockville, and 
affiliated with Corinthian Lodge, No. 101, on taking 
up residence in Peterborough. Six years later he 
was elected Worshipful Master, an din 1912 was 
chosen as District Deputy Grand Master of Peter- 
borough district. He was a charter member of Royal 
Arthur Lodge, No. 523. He was a member also of 
Corinthian Chapter, No. 36, R.A.M., and of Moore 
Preceptory, No. 13, K.T. He was long identified with 
the Scottish Rite in Peterborough, and in 1930 he 
was honoured by being advanced to the thirty-third 
degree. 

R.W. Bro. Walker was actively interested in 
Trinity United Church. He served as Lt.-Colonel of 
the 57th Regiment, and in the late war recruited a 
regiment for overseas service. The example of his 
modest life of service and cheerfulness remains a 
loving memory in the many who were proud to call 
him friend and brother. 

Right Worshipful Brother J. B. Way 

On July 9th, 1939, there passed away one of the 
most widely known and highly respected Masons of 
Ontario, in the person of R.W. Bro. J. B. Way. Born 
at Port Hope in 1865, he came to Sault Ste. Marie in 
1893 as agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway, a 
position which he held for 38 years. 



266 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Our deceased Brother was a member of Key- 
stone Lodge, No. 142, for over 43 years, and served 
as Master in 1900. He was D.D.G.M. of Nipissing 
District in 1910, and was Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Credentials of Grand Lodge for many 
years. He was a charter member of Hatherly Lodge, 
No. 625. This lodge was named after a son of Bro. 
Way's, who was killed overseas in 1918. J. B., as he 
was probably best known, was a clever and accomp- 
lished speaker. He took pride in careful and precise 
oratory, and his humor was without peer. His fund 
of philosophy was unique, and his good counsel in 
Masonic Knowledge was of value to many a Master 
of Keystone Lodge. 

Right Worshipful Brother W. W. White 

Death came with startling swiftness to R.W. 
Bro. William White soon after he had begun his 
day's work on June 22nd, 1939. He was born in 
Glasgow, Scotland, and came to Canada in early 
manhood. After two years he left to take an appoint- 
ment at the Star of Belgium mine, Africa. In 1914 
he returned to Canada, locating first -at Kirkland 
Lake and later removing to Timmins, where he was 
a member of the staff of the Hollinger Mines for 
twenty-five years. 

R.W. Bro. White was initiated into Masonry in 
Clydesdale Lodge, No. 556, Glasgow, in 1912. He 
affiliated with Golden Beaver Lodge, No. 528, Tim- 
mins, in 1915, becoming Worshipful Master in 1920. 
In 1931 he was elected District Deputy Grand Master 
of Temiskaming District. He was known as a man 
of exemplary life and conduct, rendering distin- 
guished service as a churchman, citizen and Free- 
mason. He won the affection and estimation of all 
who knew him, and among Masons he was held in 
the highest respect. 

Very Worshipful Brother E. R. Bowles 

V.W. Bro. Ernest Bowles, Past Master of Unity 
Lodge, No. 606, and for more than twenty years con- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 267 

ductor of the Toronto Male Chorus, a prominent 
figure in musical and Masonic circles in Toronto, 
died on November 16th, 1938, in his sixty-fifth year. 
Born in England he came to Canada as a child with 
his parents. As a young man he trained in organ, 
vocal and choral work. He acted as organist of a 
number of prominent churches. At the time of his 
death he was organist of Danforth United Church. 
He was a member and organist of several of the To- 
ronto Masonic lodges, and in 1929 was appointed 
Grand Organist of Grand Lodge. 

Very Worshipful Brother R. Boyd 

Ulster Lodge, No. 537, lost one of its best known 
and most beloved members in the death of V.W. Bro. 
Robert Boyd on November 22nd, 1938. From the 
time of his initiation in 1921 he gave unstintingly 
of his time and talent to every lodge activity. His 
engaging personality endeared him to all with whom 
he came in contact. V.W. Bro. Boyd was born al 
Garvagh, Ulster, in 1884. Re served as Worshipful 
Master in Ulster Lodge in 1931. In 1935-36 he acted 
as District Secretary and his conscientious work in 
this capacity was rewarded by his appointment to 
the office of Grand Steward. ■ He was an active mem- 
ber of College Street Baptist Church. He was buried 
with Masonic Honours in Prospect Cemetery. 

Very Worshipful Brother E. W. Case 

Known and beloved as a Christian gentleman 
v.w. Bro. E. W. Case after being in failing health 
for some two years passed away at his residence in 
Picton, on June 19th, 1939. For over forty years he 
owned and successfully operated a drug store in 
Mcton, and for many years he was a member of the 
council of the Ontario College of Pharmacy. 

V.W. Bro. Case was a very active and en- 
thusiastic Mason, having been initiated in Prince 
Edward Lodge, No. 18, in 1883. He was Worshipful 
.Master in 1887 and 1888. He was also a Past First 
Principal of Prince Edward Chapter, No. 31, R.A.M. 



268 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

In the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite he had 
attained to the thirty-second degree. He was hon- 
oured by Grand Lodge by appointment as Grand 
Steward . He was buried with full Masonic honours, 
a large gathering of Masons throughout the district 
being in attendance . His sound judgment and in- 
ffuence will remain as a rich heritage for the Breth- 
ren of his lodge. 



Very Worshipful Brother W. H. Casement 

At the advanced age of eighty-four years V.W. 
Bro. W. H. Casement, of Clementi Lodge, No. 313, 
Lakefield, passed quietly to his last rest on October 
1st, 1938, after a long life of devoted public service. 
Born in Douro Township, he became associated as a 
young man with his uncle in business in Lakefield, 
and after his uncle's death continued the business 
for many years and was appointed postmaster to 
succeed him, an office which he held for sixty-three 
years, discharging the duties of the position to the 
entire satisfaction of the community. He took an 
active part in community affairs and was also a 
staunch supporter of his church in all its activities. 
He was initiated in Clementi Lodge in 1880, served 
as Worshipful Master, and in 1929 was appointed a 
Grand Steward of Grand Lodge. In 1936 he received 
the long service medal at Grand Lodge. He was a 
man rich in good fellowship and friends and was held 
in the highest esteem and affection by the whole of 
the community with which he had so long been 
identified. 

Very Worshipful Brother G .W. Clendenan 

V.W. Bro. G. W. Clendenan, a member of Stan- 
ley Lodge, No. 426, Toronto, died on March 18th, 
1939, in his seventy-ninth year. He was born fei 
Jordan, Ontario, and attended the public school 
there, from whence he proceeded to St. Catharines 
Collegiate Institute and to the Toronto School of 
Medicine, receiving- his medical degree in 1882 from 
Trinity College. He practised his profession first at 



TORONTO. ONTARIO. 1939 269 

New Durham and then for many years in Toronto. 
He was coroner of York Township and later associate 
coroner of Toronto. He was initiated in St. John's 
Lodge, No. 104, Norwich, and on his removal to Tor- 
onto affiliated with Stanley Lodge as a charter mem- 
ber in 1890. He became Worshipful Master in 1893 
and the following year he was elected Treasurer 
which office he held until his death. In 1935 he was 
appointed Grand Senior Deacon, and in 1936 received 
the Grand Lodge Veteran's Jewel. He was mayor of 
Toronto Junction 1895-1897, and also served on the 
school boards. 

Veiy Worshipful Brother K. J. Dunstan 

V.W. Bro. K. J. Dunstan, a pioneer in the de- 
velopment of the telepnone in Canada, died on De- 
cember 30th, 1938, in his eightieth year, and in his 
sixty-first year of service to the Bell Telephone Com- 
pany. He was born in Hamilton in 1859, and as a 
youth he became interested in telegraphy and then 
telephony, and in 1878 with several friends he in- 
stalled a small telephone exchange in Hamilton, the 
first in Canada. Two years later the Bell Telephone 
Company was founded and V.W. Bro. Dunstan be- 
came its first manager in Hamilton. In 1891 he re- 
moved to Toronto as manager. In 1915 he became 
division manager and in 1920 vice-president of the 
company. 

V.W. Bro. Dunstan was initiated into Free- 
masonry in Ionic Lodge, No. 25. He became Wor- 
shipful Master of his lodge and was later honoured 
by appointment to Grand Lodge office. He became a 
member of St. Paul's Chapter, R.A.M., and ultimate- 
ly Grand First Principal of Grand Chapter. He was 
careful in the preservation of the landmarks and 
astute in the conduct of Masonic business. He was 
active in many avenues of affairs. Among offices he 
held during his most active years were Presidency 
of the Canadian Electrical Association, the Civic 
Guild, the College Heights Association, the Toronto 
Red Cross Society, the Canadian Club, the Toronto 
Board of Trade. 



270 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Very Worshipful Brother D. Hawkins 

A prominent figure in Masonic circles for many 
years, V.W. Bro. David Hawkins, a Past Master of 
Electric Lodge, died suddenly on November 2nd, 
1938. A life-long resident of Hamilton, he was for 
many years on the staff of the National Drug Com- 
pany. He was an active Mason for many years, 
being an honourary Life Member of Tuscan Lodge, 
No. 551. At the time of his death he was Secretary 
of Hindoo Koosh Grotto. In 1923 he was honoured 
by appointment as an officer of Grand Lodge. His 
sudden and unexpected demise came as a severe 
shock to hundreds of his friends in Hamilton and 
throughout Ontario. 

i 
Very Worshipful Brother C. F. Heebner 

V.W. Bro. Heebner, a beloved figure in Free- 
masonry, a member of University Lodge, No. 496, 
died on December 10th, 1938, after a long and pain- 
ful illness. He was born in Lee, Mass., eighty years 
ago and in 1891 graduated from the College of 
Pharmacy of Columbia University, New York. From 
1891 to 1937 he was head of the College of Phar- 
macy, Toronto, and in that time over seven thousand 
students came under his personal instruction or in- 
fluence. He was a Past Master of University Lodge 
and 1926 was appointed Grand Junior Deacon of 
Grand Lodge. "To him Masonry was no shibboleth 
or empty ritual, but a thrilling way of life to be lived 
and he practised its best thought and philosophy in 
his life. No young Mason failed to love him." His 
whole-hearted participation in the work of the Craft 
will long be remembered. 

Very Worshipful Brother P. J. F. Houston 

The sudden passing of V.W. Bro. P. J. F. Hous- 
ton on November 7th, 1938, at his home in Toronto 
was greatly regretted by a large circle of friends. He 
was born in Greenock Township, Bruce County, in 
1873, and educated in the public school of his dis- 
trict, the high school at Walkerton and at Toronto 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 271 

University, from which he graduated as M.D. in 
1904. He obtained the L.R.C.P. at Edinburgh in 
1905 and at various subsequent times did further 
post-graduate work in New York and London, spe- 
cializing latterly in the eye. His earlier professional 
work was at Teeswater and Paisley, but since 1919 
he practised in Toronto. In Paisley he served for a 
number of years as a member of the School Board. 
In Toronto he was a Councillor of the Academy of 
Medicine and at the time of his death was in charge 
of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Department of the 
Toronto East General Hospital. 

V.W. Bro. Houston became a member of Aid- 
worth Lodge, No. 235, Paisley in 1907, and was Wor- 
shipful Master of his lodge in 1912. In 1938 he was 
appointed a Grand Steward of Grand Lodge. He 
was an active member of Huron-Bruce Lodge and 
for many years acted as Installing Master. In every 
way he strove to promote Masonry in Huron-Bruce 
Lodge, which he was instrumental in founding. 
"Every trust committed to him was performed with 
infinite zeal and absolute fidelity." 

Very Worshipful Brother John R. Livingston 

V.W. Bro. John R. Livingston passed away at 
his home in Waterloo on January 7, 1939, at the age 
of eighty-one. He was born at Musselburg on June 
22, 1857, and moved to Baden at an early age. He 
was interested in the flax business, and was Manager 
of the firm of J. & J. Livingston for some years. He 
later became associated with the Dominion Linseed 
Oil Company. 

He was initiated on March 14th, 1884, in Wil- 
mot Lodge, No. 381, A.F. & A.M., Baden, and became 
Worshipful Master of his Lodge in 1891. He was 
also Worshipful Master in 1892, 1893, 1897, 1898 
and 1909. He was appointed Assistant Grand Di- 
rector of Ceremonies of Grand Lodge in 1911. V.W. 
Bro. Livingston later moved to Waterloo, where he 
affiliated with Waterloo Lodge, No. 539, on January 
7, 1925. He was presented with the fifty-year medal 



272 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

in 1935. He was a tower of strength in his Mother 
Lodge, and was held in the highest esteem by his 
brethren, and by all with whom he came in contact. 
The funeral service was held at Knox Presbyterian 
Church, Waterloo, of which he was an active mem- 
ber and an elder. He was laid to rest at Baden. 

Very Worshipful Brother W. E. Lochead 

V.W. Bro. W. E. Lochead of Brant Lodge, No. 
45, who died on March 18th, 1939, in his seventy- 
eighth year, was a well known and highly respected 
citizen of Brantford. Born in Renfrew, he attended 
the public school at Fenelon Falls and Pickering- 
College. He engaged in the mercantile business in 
Brantford, ultimately forming the partnership and 
flourishing business of McLean, Ogilvie and Lochead. 
He was an ardent member of Zion Church and the 
oldest member of session. He was initiated into 
Freemasonry in 1910 in Brant Lodge and served as 
Worshipful Master in 1917. In 1933 he was ap- 
pointed Grand Superintendent of Works. In the 
Scottish Rite he attained to the thirty-second 
degree. 

Very Worshipful Brother John Miller 

The passing of V.W. Bro. John Miller of St. 
John's Lodge, No. 17, Cobourg, on March 27th, 1939, 
at the ripe old age of eighty-two years, was a dis- 
tinct loss both to his lodge and to the community. 
Born in 1857 in Hawick, Scotland, he came to Can- 
ada about fifty-five years ago and was engaged in 
the weaving trade, first at Perth and then at Co- 
bourg and for a time at North Adams, Massachu- 
setts. On his retirement he returned to Cobourg. 

He became a member of St. John's Lodge, No. 
17, fifty-four years ago and at the time of his death 
was its oldest Past Master. He had received the 
fifty-year Jewel and at the time of his death was a 
Grand Steward of Grand Lodge. It may be said of 
him that he was a Mason first, last and always, liv- 
ing his life on the square, always promoting peace, 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 273 

harmony and goodwill among men. He was one to 
whom his religion meant much. He was disciplined 
by high principles and animated by worthy motives 
throughout his long, kindly, gentle life. 

Very Worshipful Brother F. C. Nugent 

V.W. Bro. F. C. Nugent, who died at Lindsay on 
October 18th, 1938, at the age of 58 years, was a 
member of Faithful Brethren Lodge, No. 77, where 
he was initiated in 1912. Ten years later he served 
as Worshipful Master, and in 1937 was appointed a 
Grand Steward of Grand Lodge. He was a charter 
member of Gothic Lodge, No. 608, Lindsay, and a 
member of Midland Chapter, No. 94, R.A.M., and of 
the Scottish Rite in the valley of Peterborough. He 
was an active Mascn and will be greatlv missed by 
the Craft. 

Very Worshipful Brother G. M. Petrie 

V.W. Bro. Gordon Petrie, a native of Fergus, 
Ontario, for many years a resident of Toronto, and 
later of Port Credit, passed to the Grand Lodge 
above on September 24th, 1938. He qualified as a 
druggist and conducted a business first in Toronto 
and later in Clarkson. He was initiated in Doric 
Lodge, No. 316, Toronto, in 1904. In 1918 he affili- 
ated with Mississauga Lodge, No. 524, Port Credit, 
and in 1925 became Worshipful Master. At the com- 
munication of Grand Lodge in 1938 he was appointed 
to the office of Grand Steward. He was buried with 
Masonic Honours, the large attendance of Masons 
and friends testifving to the esteem in which he was 
held. 

Very Worshipful Brother A. E. Phipps 

V.W. Bro. A. E. Phipps, of Union Lodge. No. 7, 
Grimsby, died January 7th, 1939. He was born in 
Grimsby in 1871 and educated in the public and high 
schools there. Following the occupation of tailor 
for a time he became division court clerk in Grimsby 
and occupied that position for some fifteen years 



274 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

until his death. He was initiated in Union Lodge 
and six years later occupied the Worshipful Master's 
chair. Later he received an appointment as a Grand 
Lodge officer. He was a member of the Baptist 
church and was regarded as a splendid citizen. 

Very Worshipful Brother J. H. Robinson 

A prominent citizen of Keewatin and an ever 
active member of Keewatin Lodge, No. 417, V.W. 
Bro. J. H. Robinson passed away on January 31, 
1939. Born in Hustonville, Ontario, Bro. Robinson 
was for the greater part of his life a resident of 
Keewatin, where he was connected with the Lake of 
the Woods Milling Company. He served as Wor- 
shipful Master of Keewatin Lodge on two occasions, 
1898 and 1902 and was appointed a Grand Steward 
in 1924. V.W. Bro. Robinson was active in all that 
made for the betterment of the town in which he 
lived. He was held in the highest regard by the 
members of the lodge in which for many years he 
took a prominent part. 

Very Worshipful Brother J. A. Scace 

V.W. Bro. J. A. Scace of Ozias Lodge, No 508, 
Brantford, died on April 4th, 1939, at the age of 
sixty-four years. He was initiated in Ozias Lodge 
in 1918, became Worshipful Master in 1924. In 
1926-27 he acted as District Secretary and was ap- 
pointed a Steward of Grand Lodge in 1927. 

Bro. Scace was a man of sterling character 
whose hand was ever extended to the needy. He 
was a man to whom Masonry was a real living force 
operating for the betterment of mankind. 

Very Worshipful Brother G. Scott 

V.W. Bro. George Scott, who died on February 
20th, 1939, was initiated into Masonry in Markham 
Union Lodge, No._87, in 1907, and was Worshipful 
Master of that Lodge in 1911. He was a Charter 
Member and first Master of Scarboro Lodge, No. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 275 

653. In 1933 he was appointed a Grand Steward oi* 
Grand Lodge. Bro. Scott was highly respected in 
the community in which he lived. He possessed a 
very kindly disposition and his happy personality 
will be greatly missed by his brethren and friends. 

Very Worshipful Brother J. H. Spence 

V.W. Bro. Senator, The Honourable James H. 
Spence died at his home in Toronto on February 
21st, 1939, in his seventy-second year. He was born 
in the Township of Greenock, Bruce County, his 
parents, Magnus Spence and Mary Wishart, were 
both of Scottish birth. He was educated in the local 
public school, London and Walkerton Collegiate In- 
stitutes and Osgoode Hall Law School. He read law 
with the late Honourable Mr. Justice Teetzel and 
was called to the Bar in 1896. He began practice as 
a member of the firm of Watson, Smoke and Masten, 
and in 1900 continued in the firm of Masten, Starr 
and Spence. When the Honourable C. A. Masten was 
elevated to the Supreme Court Bench, V.W. Bro. 
Spence continued practise as a partner of Mr. J. R. 
L. Starr, K.C. He was elected a bencher of the Law 
Society of Upper Canada in 1917 and was made a 
King's Counsel in 1922. In 1928 he was appointed 
to the Senate of the Dominion of Canada. 

V.W. Bro. Spence was initiated in 1899 in Ionic 
Lodge, No. 25, Toronto, became Worshipful Master 
of his lodge and was later appointed Grand Junior 
Deacon of Grand Lodge. He was also a member of 
Huron-Bruce Lodge. 

Fraternally submitted, 

J. A. McRAE, 

Chairman. 

COMMITTEE OF SCRUTINEERS 

The Grand Master appointed V.W. Bro. E. B. 
Thompson, Chairman of a Committee of Scrutineers 
to count the vote at the election of Grand Lodge 



276 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Officers with power to name the members of the 
Committee. 

NOMINATIONS 

The Grand Master announced that nominations 
for Grand Lodge offices could now be made in accor- 
dance with the Constitution and reminded the 
brethren that nominations would close at 5 o'clock. 

GUEST SPEAKS 

At this time the Grand Master asked M.W. Bro. 
William H. Parker, Past Grand Master of the Grand 
Lodge of Michigan, to speak to the brethren. M.W. 
Bro. Parker was greeted with great applause and 
stated that in bringing the most cordial fraternal 
greetings from his Grand Master to M.W. Bro. 
Dunlop and Grand Lodge, he felt honoured that he 
should have a part in making masonic history in 
this Province. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON AUDIT 
AND FINANCE 

The report 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. Hamil- 
ton, it was received and adopted. 

To the Most W T orshipful, 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 on Audit and Finance reports 
that the books of the Grand Treasurer and the 
Grand Secretary have been examined, and the An- 
nual Statement for the year ended the 31st of May, 
1939, has been verified. The Auditor's report certi- 
fies the financial transactions and records of the 
past year and inspection and examination of securi- 
ties to the satisfaction of vour Committee. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 277 

All securities together with Fidelity Bonds on 
the Grand Treasurer, Grand Secretary, and Assist- 
ant to the Grand Secretary and combined messenger 
and interior robbery policy are deposited with the 
Canada Permanent Trust Company. 

Complete details of Receipts and Disbursements, 
together with schedules of investments for all ac- 
counts, appear in the Reports of the Grand Treasurer 
and the Grand Secretary. 

Comparatively little change has taken place dur- 
ing the year as shown by the following comparative 
statement of Assets: — 

General Account: 

31st May, 1938 31st May, 1939 

Balance in Bank..$ 13,020.06 $ 13,362.22 

Investments (face 

value) 370,621.37 368,121.37 

Petty Cash on 

Hand 200.00 200.00 



Semi-Centennial 
Fund 



$383,841.43 $381,683.59 



Balance in Bank ... 100.00 100.00 

Combined Semi-Cen- 
tennial and Me- 
morial Fund: 

Balance in Bank...$ 7,320.18 $ 4,338.65 

Investments (face 

value) 458,444.65 458,989.35 



$465,764.83 $463,328.00 

Total Assets $849,706.26 $845,111.59 



A reduction in Assets is shown in General Ac- 
count of $2,157.84, and in Memorial and Semi- 
Centennial Fund of $2,436.83, representing a total 
operating loss of $4,594.67. The loss in General 
Fund is fully accounted for by a reduction of 
$2,749.00 in Dues. The reduction in Memorial and 
Semi-Centennial Fund does not impair the capital of 



278 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

that Fund, excess payments having been made out 
of surplus revenue which still shows a credit balance 
of $4,163.93. The revenue in this account is not 
available for the purposes of Grand Lodge but is to 
be used for benevolent purposes only. 

Investments in authorized trustee securities 
carried at their par value in General Account 
amount to $368,121.37, and in Memorial and Semi- 
centennial Fund $458,989.35, a total of $827,110.72. 
This total compares with $461,752.48 ten years ago. 
or an increase of $365,358.24. 

Income by wav of interest from total Assets 
amounted to $36,861.49, a yield of 4.36%. After de- 
ducting from last year's figure arrears collected of 
$5,546.36 the amount received and the yield are prac- 
tically the same. 

We commend the Grand Treasurer on his policy 
of safety of principal with as consistent a level of 
interest return as possible, both of which have pre- 
sented real diificulties particularly in recent years. 
We suggest that, under existing conditions, consider- 
ation might be given to the sale or exchange of low 
yield, marketable securities with less than five years 
to maturity, provided such sale or exchange can be 
effected within the limits of the policy referred to. 

General charges show a reduction of $904.84 
notwithstanding a non-recurring expenditure of 
$1,549.80 for special printing. Lodge arrears have 
been further reduced by $1,003.75 to a balance of 
$2,565.60. The annual deficit for the past six years 
in General Fund is being reduced satisfactorily, 
amounting to approximately one-half of that shown 
last year. 

The total income from all sources amounted to 
$140,347.33, of which $106,758.00, or 76% was ex- 
pended for benevolence. 

In preparing estimates, the necessity for con- 
tinued economy consistent with the dignity and im- 
portance of the Institution was quite evident. Con- 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 279 

trollable expenses representing a comparatively 
small total leave but little opportunity for savings. 
The cost of printing and mailing proceedings is a 
substantial item which we recommend be reduced by 
mailing one copy to each Lodge instead of two, a 
second copy to be furnished only upon request. 

A further reduction in our estimate of Dues to 
be received from Lodges was necessary owing to a 
decrease of 1,696 in Membership. Fortunately, with 
a reduction in the number of applications for bene- 
volence, provision for the amount required from 
General Fund produces onlv a small deficit of 
$355.00. 

We submit the following budget for the fiscal 
year ending 31st of May, 1940 : — 

Estimated Income Available 

Initiations $ 6,200.00 

Affiliations 250.00 

Dues 85,500.00 

Certificates 100.00 

Constitutions 1,200.00 

Dispensations 500.00 

Commutations 6,500.00 

Miscellaneous - 1,000.00 

Interest 16,500.00 

Ceremonies 250.00 

$118,000.00 



Recommended Appropriations 

Grand Treasurer's Clerk $ 400.00 

Salary— Grand Secretary 5,000.00 

Salary — Assistant Grand Secretary 3,600.00 

Salary— Clerk 1,800.00 

Salary— Stenographer 1,200.00 

Gratuity— Miss P 500.00 

Auditor 600.00 

Incidentals 1,200.00 

Proceedings, 1939 2,400.00 

Mailing Proceedings 175.00 

Printing and Stationery 600.00 

Constitutions 600.00 

Telephone 150.00 

Insurance - 225.00 

Office Rent - 1,300.00 



280 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Canada Permanent Trust Co. (Fees) 325.00 

Postage, Chairmen of Committees 75.00 

Fraternal Correspondence 400.00 

Masonic Education 200.00 

Library 450.00 

Grand Master's Allowance 1,500.00 

Grand Master's Stenographer 300.00 

Deputy Grand Master's Allowance 500.00 

Commissions on Trials 100.00 

U.S. and Canada Relief Association 255.00 

Grand Lodge Expenses, 1939, Toronto 4,300.00 

Miscellaneous 1,200.00 

Salary — Supervisor Benevolence 4,000.00 

Stenographer for Supervisor 300.00 

Travelling Expenses, Supervisor 900.00 

Grants, Mrs. L 1,000.00 

Grand Master's Regalia 400.00 

M.M. Certificates 400.00 

Expenses of Representatives to Grand 

Lodge of England 1,500.00 

Grand Master's Testimonial 500.00 

$ 38,355.00 

Benevolent Grants 80,000.00 



$118,355.00 



Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES S. HAMILTON, 

Chairman. 

GUEST SPEAKS 

M.W. Bro. Donald J. Sargent, Past Grand 
Master of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, after 
being introduced by the Grand Master, extended 
greetings from the Grand Master and the Grand 
Lodge of New Jersey. He stated that it was his 
Grand Master's purpose that he be represented here 
that we may know we have brethren in New Jersey 
who are of the same mind, whose hearts beat true 
with ours and who are in sympathy with the tenets 
and principles of our Freemasonry. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 281 

REPORT ON THE CONDITION 
OF MASONRY 

The report was presented by R.W. Bro. H. J*. 
Alexander, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy 
Grand Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. H. J. Alex- 
ander, 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: — 

Once again your Committee would endeavour to 
review for your consideration the condition of Ma- 
sonry in this Jurisdiction and in so doing we are in- 
deed very much gratified to find the spirit of pro- 
gress, co-operation and optimism generally prevail- 
ing. The reports of the District Deputy Grand 
Masters would indicate a condition of affairs quite 
satisfactory, and definitely better than has prevailed 
for some years. While this is encouraging, we must 
guard against the tendency toward a self-satisfac- 
tion, or smug complacency, which may become at 
times even far more dangerous than a spirit of un- 
rest or discontent. We must remember that as 
eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, so likewise a 
continual watchfulness and unceasing alertness on 
our part is essentially necessary, lest we drift from 
our ancient usages, customs and landmarks. 

As we have pointed out in former reports, very 
much, if not all of the success of any lodge depends 
upon the skill and ability with which the Worshipful 
Master conducts the affairs pertaining to his office. 
A Worshipful Master must be prepared to give his 
lodge leadership, guidance and direction ; otherwise 
he should not accept the position. Hence the im- 
portance, if the line of progression is to be followed, 
of selecting capable and promising material for the 
junior offices. How often have we noticed that, re- 
gardless of all other considerations, a lodge with a 
weak master, or worse still a succession of weak 



282 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

masters, is a lodge uninteresting, inefficient, and if 
not altogether dormant, adopting a sort of waiting 
attitude, which is neither creditable nor encouraging. 
Then under otherwise identical conditions we have 
known this same lodge to elect a keen, ambitious, en- 
thusiastic and energetic master, with a real sense of 
leadership, and at once the lodge takes on new life, 
attendance increases, interest awakens, the dues are 
paid, and a general feeling of optimism prevails. At 
every installation ceremony the Worshipful Master 
is exhorted to maintain the dignity and high import- 
ance of Freemasonry. To this your Committee most 
heartily subscribes. In these days when there is a 
tendency toward indifference to established proced- 
ure, to adopt a happy-go-lucky attitude, we would do 
well at all times to maintain the dignity of all our 
institutions, and where can this be more appropri- 
ately or effectively practised than in a Masonic 
Lodge? We should ever remember that if we are 
to maintain our dignified position in the world as 
Master Masons, we must ourselves dignify the 
institution. 

We may belong to the old school of thought, but 
we deplore the modern tendency, already creeping 
into some of our lodges, of the officers dispensing 
with proper Masonic titles and addressing each other 
as "Bill" or "Brother Bill" or "Worshipful Brother 
Bill". Your Committee are not slaves to formality 
but we submit that such terms are not in keeping 
with the dignity of our institution. Then, too, such 
expressions as "Okay", "church parades", "degree 
teams", "side benchers", are rather jarring to one's 
sensibilities and might well be omitted from our 
Masonic vocabulary. When and where the term 
"Ruling Master" originated, we do not know. At any 
rate we fail to find it in the Constitution, but surely 
the climax in this regard has been reached when we 
hear the Worshipful Master referred to as the 
"Sitting Master". Perhaps the only justification for 
this latter term lies in the fact that some Worship- 
ful Masters remain "sitting" when the lodge has 
been raised to receive distinguished visitors. Have 
we not been embarassed and even at times humili- 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 283 

ated in witnessing- Worshipful Masters remaining 
seated when receiving the Most Worshipful, the 
Grand Master? We have also wondered why some 
Worshipful Masters wear their collars of office at 
the banquet table. If Worshipful Masters have this 
prerogative, then why not all the officers? Then, 
too, when much valuable time has been literally 
wasted in misdirected and useless discussion, and 
lack of despatch in conducting business, when the 
hour has grown late, when the lodge is opened in 
the Third Degree, when the Worshipful Master 
suddenly realizes that time after all is an important 
factor, one is almost startled to hear him suddenly 
exclaim, "By the authority vested in me as Wor- 
shipful Master, I hereby declare this lodge closed 
in the Third and Second Degrees respectively." In 
spite of his imaginary prerogative, the fact of the 
matter is, that no such authority was ever vested 
in him. 

Harmony has ever been the strength of all in- 
stitutions whether political, religious or fraternal 
and Masonry is especially dependent thereon for her 
continued existence and future usefulness. Hence 
the very grave danger of attempting to embark our 
fraternity upon a policy wherein harmony is an 
utter impossibility. Masonry has always occupied 
a sphere peculiarly its own, and does its own work 
in its own way. Nevertheless it has always been a 
powerful and constructive force for good. The 
clarion call has ever been to the individual, ever 
remembering that in the long run the worth of any 
institution is but the accumulated worth of the 
individuals composing it. And yet in spite of all 
this, there have been, and are still, those carping, 
chronic critics, not only without, but within our 
membership who would launch Masonry upon the 
tempestuous seas of social, political, or religious 
strife. Such a disastrous venture could not fail in 
weakening the very foundations and eventually dis- 
rupting our ancient institution. Individually we 
have a perfect right to our private opinions, but so 
has our fellow-man, who may differ very drastically 
with us. Hence we must never as an institution be 



284 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

committed to any policy savouring of political, 
racial, or religious differences. Masonry will have 
best accomplished her purpose in assisting the 
individual in solving his daily problems, in enrich- 
ing his mind, in arousing his conscience, and in 
stimulating his generous impulses, rather than by 
attacking the problems of to-day as an organization. 

Through the kindness of the Most Worshipful 
the Grand Master, we were provided with the April 
copy of the lodge summons, of each of the five 
hundred and sixty-eight lodges in our Jurisdiction. 
These we read carefully and with a great deal of in- 
terest and in so doing we could not fail to note the 
many variations in style and content. Several of 
these summonses were apparently prepared by 
officers who were alive to the importance of this 
matter, and who placed in the hands of their breth- 
ren a notice not only interesting and attractive but 
inviting as well. On the other hand, we must confess 
that we found more than one lodge summons with 
very little, if anything, that was of an attractive or 
encouraging nature. Requests for payment of lodge 
dues occupied a prominent place in many circulars 
and in our humble opinion the very object aimed at, 
was in many cases defeated by the general tone and 
wording of the notice. When one sees in bold type 
such expressions as "Dues, Dues, Dues", or "Stop, 
Look, Listen", or "Brethren, the lodge needs the 
money to pay her debts", there is produced at once 
in the mind of the recipient a certain psychological 
effect, and he probably thinks, "Well the lodge does 
not seem to be doing very well. I don't think I shall 
go to-night. ' The result perhaps is that he remains 
away, and soon you have another member disinter- 
ested and dilatory in payment of his dues. Nothing 
succeeds like success, and a little more encouraging 
tone, a little more personal contact, a little more 
planning of the programme, enabling the summons 
to convey a more optimistic note will inevitably 
bring results. One item which we discovered and 
which very positively and definitely should not 
appear on the summons of any lodge is a list of 
names of those brethren who have paid their dues, 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 285 

which indirectly holds up before the members a list 
of those who have not paid. Such implied publicity 
is not conducive to the best interests of the Craft 
and under no circumstances should a lodge resort 
to such procedure. The cost of an attractive and 
inviting summons may be a trifle more, but it is an 
investment that should produce dividends. 

An honest endeavour is being made through- 
out the Jurisdiction in the field of Masonic education. 
While we may not all agree with the methods pur- 
sued in some cases, there can be little difference of 
opinion as to the importance of this branch of our 
activities. As this work is sponsored by Grand 
Lodge, we must be exceedingly careful that those 
selected to direct in this matter do not represent 
their own personal opinions on history and symbol- 
ism as opinions emanating from Grand Lodge. In 
some lodges more attention is being given to the 
history of our own Grand Lodge, and more interest 
is being created by an open discussion on such per- 
tinent questions as, "Why have we fraternal rela- 
tions with some Grand Lodges and not with others"? 
or "What privileges, if any, has a non-affiliate 
Mason"? and so on. We believe this to be a move 
in the right direction, creating and maintaining an 
interest and enthusiasm that is at once most stimu- 
lating and gratifying. A more intensive study of 
our Grand Lodge Proceedings might very well be 
undertaken. Therein you will find a wealth of in- 
formation of importance to all who are interested 
in the trend of Masonic thought. Progress of our 
own and other Grand Lodges, changes planned in 
our educational or benevolent work, decisions given 
on important questions, all these and many other 
matters you will find impartially dealt with. 

The discussion of Masonic education perhaps 
suggests the question of Masonic magazines. Owing 
to various conditions the Masonic periodicals pub- 
lished in our Jurisdiction have no doubt encountered 
rather stormy financial seas and the publishers are 
to be commended for their continued effort, in the 
face of existing difficulties, in endeavouring to place 



2S6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

in the hands of our membership a periodical devoted 
to Masonic activities. However, it is an acknowl- 
edged fact that advertisers, and advertising agencies 
do not patronize fraternal publications very gener- 
ously, with the result that the publishers have to 
depend upon subscription renewals which are prov- 
ing insufficient, in most cases, to meet the cost of 
production. Even with the financial support, Grand 
Lodge has been able to render in the past, it would 
appear that the problem is becoming increasingly 
acute, and requires immediate attention, if the 
publications are to continue to function. 

Our system of District Deputy Grand Masters 
has proved most successful and has been favourably 
commented upon by Masonic writers in other juris- 
dictions. The importance of well skilled, energetic 
and efficient District Deputy Grand Masters cannot 
be over-estimated, and we believe we have been 
comparatively well served in this capacity during 
the past year. To make a success of his work the 
District Deputy Grand Master should possess cer- 
tain outstanding qualifications, but no substitute 
has yet been found to take the place of sound com- 
mon sense. Among other things it is his prerogative 
for the time being to represent the Most Worshipful, 
the Grand Master, in maintaining the dignity of the 
Craft. His duties are very clearly defined in Sec- 
tions 66 to 67 of the Constitution, and with these 
he should be familiar at all times. He will answer 
all correspondence promptly, keep in close touch 
with the activities of the various lodges, and inform 
the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, from time 
to time of the condition of Masonry in his district. 
He will not exceed his authority by presuming to 
interfere in matters over which he has no jurisdic- 
tion, nor will he hesitate to take a firm stand when 
occasion necessitates it. He will not cheapen his 
office by attempting to appear at each and every 
Masonic function in his district, nor will he refrain 
from appearing where his presence as representative 
of the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, makes 
it imperative that he should be present. His last 
official act is to prepare in duplicate a summary of 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 287 

the condition of Masonry in his district. Having 
had the privilege for some years of analyzing these 
reports, we must confess that here is a field of op- 
portunity awaiting the touch of originality. Your 
Committee is of the opinion that these reports 
should contain more of what they are intended to 
convey, and less about unimportant details, more 
about the progress of Masonry, and less about what 
functions were attended, more about how Masonry 
might be improved and less about who were present 
at a certain meeting, more about the problems 
peculiar to the district, and less about introductions 
and social activities. 

Notwithstanding the fact that the Ritual is the 
basis of all our Masonic work, we find from time to 
time that some zealous and enthusiastic brother or 
brethren deem it expedient on their own behalf to 
introduce some innovation or innovations for which 
there is absolutely no authority in the work as laid 
down for us. The Ritual is our Masonic declaration 
of principles and procedure, serving the Mason in 
somewhat the same manner as the catechism serves 
the churchman. It provides us with the designs with 
which, without substitution of any nature on our 
part, we are to carry on with our work. Conse- 
quently your Committee is of the unanimous opinion 
that no innovations, either in our Ritual or Installa- 
tion Ceremony, shall be introduced without the pro- 
per authority. We have a committee consisting of 
the Most Worshipful, the Grand Master, and the 
Past Grand Masters, who are the custodians of our 
work and whose duty it is to recommend to Grand 
Lodge any changes which they in their wisdom 
deem expedient. Until such procedure has been 
adopted we must not attempt to make any substi- 
tutions whatever on our own responsibility, remem- 
bering that Freemasonry, the oldest and most 
conservative in the affairs of men, would suffer an 
irreparable loss were we to condone the tampering 
in any manner with established procedure. 

The problem of conservation of our membership 
would appear to be of a perennial nature, and the 
stemming of the tide of depletions, which of late 



288 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

years has been all too evident, is still very vital and 
necessary. In all fraternal organizations ebb and 
flow in membership are to be expected, and are 
conditioned upon the laws of cause and effect; but 
a continuous ebb should be regarded seriously, and 
the reason for this condition should be sought out, 
and if possible, a remedy found to rectify such a 
situation. The Craft, however, amongst many 
similar organizations, does not stand alone in having 
to face this problem at the present time. Whatever 
the reason for this may be, it is certainly not due 
to the inability of Masonry to meet the needs of 
the changing world of to-day, for its principles are 
based on truth and virtue, and these are unchange- 
able and imperishable since their source is in the 
Creator of the Universe. The practical question is 
how to retain our membership in a vital and active 
relationship. Much has been said on this subject, 
and much more might be said, but your Committee 
are of the opinion that the onus for the welfare of 
a lodge rests primarily upon the body corporate of 
the fellowship of the lodge membership. A luke- 
warm or incompetent Worshipful Master and indif- 
ferent or careless officers, cannot but be a drag upon 
the efficiency of the lodge ; nevertheless it is the 
responsibility of all the members to see that nothing 
is allowed to militate against wholesome progress. 
To this end serious thought should be given, and 
plans made to ensure, not only continuous and ade- 
quate Masonic instruction, but also that as far as 
possible every brother should be given a concrete 
piece of work to do. Most men who enter Masonry 
have a sincere desire to understand it, to know what 
it is all about, and this desire should be met from 
the very beginning, by guiding them along the 
pilgrim way of Masonic enquiry and research. It 
could and should be the beginning of an endless 
adventure of exploration, bringing satisfaction and 
joy not only into their own lives, but the lives of 
those whom they touch along the way. Conservation 
of membership, then, and the general welfare of the 
lodge, rest mainly, if not entirely, with the lodge 
itself. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 289 

And finally, Most Worshipful Sir, as you are 
about to lay down the gavel which you have so 
capably held during the past two years, your Com- 
mittee expresses its appreciation of the outstanding 
contribution which you have made to the welfare of 
the Craft. Possessing unusual natural ability, a 
pleasing personality, a liberal education, a wide ex- 
perience, a genuine love of the fraternity, having 
but one conception of right, firm in your ideals, true 
to your convictions, unswerving in your adherence 
to the ancient usages and customs of the Craft, 
without swank or sophistry you have won the af- 
fections of your brethren to a most remarkable 
degree. Our fraternity has greatly benefited by 
your devoted service, and on behalf of your brethren 
we express the fervent hope, and earnest desire 
that in the years to come you and your household 
may be abundantly blessed with health, content- 
ment, and happiness. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

H. J. ALEXANDER, 

Chairman. 

GUEST SPEAKS 

R.W. Bro. James W. Persons, Grand Marshal 
of New York, when addressing Grand Lodge at the 
request of the Grand Master, said that Masonry has 
one fundamental — it treats every man as an indi- 
vidual, not collectively, with a right and a responsi- 
bility as such. His short address was warmly 
applauded. 

THE WIGGINS FAMILY 

The Grand Master, after congratulating them, 
introduced the Wiggins family of Bancroft Lodge, 
No. 482, whose great masonic record is almost 
without equal in our jurisdiction. 



290 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE 

The report was presented by R.W. Bro. John 
Ness, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy Grand 
Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. John Ness, it 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: — 

In these days of strain and stress, it has become 
a chronic habit with many Masons to turn up the 
whites of their eyes and wail "0 temporal Mores!" 

We of the Library Committee prefer to identify 
ourselves with the more optimistic and "point with 
pride" to the steadily increasing number of Masons 
who are making good use of the library, rather than 
"view with alarm" the thousands whose shadow has 
yet to darken the door of that Sanctum Sanctorum 
of Masonic knowledge. 

The motto of the library might well be, "they 
also serve who only stand and wait", for it cannot 
begin to function until the lodge has done its duty. 
Once the constituent body has inspired, not merely 
recommended, its members to make a daily advance- 
ment in Masonic knowledge, the Mason will gravi- 
tate to the library in the natural course of events 
and it is our duty and privilege to see that the 
pitcher is not broken at the fountain to the detri- 
ment of those who would fain slake this acquired 
thirst. 

The lodges are gradually awakening to the rea- 
lization that a well-informed Mason is an asset and, 
aided and abetted by the heroic example of the Com- 
mittee on Masonic Education, they are endeavouring 
to provoke a spirit of enquiry amongst the brethren. 
This is reflected in the growing demands which are 
being made on the facilities of the library and this 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 291 

year 658 volumes were issued through our circula- 
ting section, an increase of 14% over the preceding 
twelve months. 

The point has been raised that the two weeks 
allowed for books on loan is inadequate for readers 
in more remote parts of the jurisdiction. It will 
be appreciated that a stipulated period is essential 
if books which are in demand are to be kept in cir- 
culation, but the librarian has always been very gen- 
erous in his interpretation of the regulations and 
time required in transit is not charged against the 
reader. After all, one can do a lot of reading in two 
weeks and few Masonic volumes compete in verbosity 
with "Gone with the wind". 

The numbers who avail themselves of our refer- 
ence section are a barometer of the activity of the 
local lodges along educational lines. During the past 
twelve months 270 brethren sought the expert 
knowledge and advice of the librarian in pursuing 
their researches. 

With the co-operation of the thirty-five District 
Deputies we suggested a course of reading for stu- 
dents of the several degrees and the increased de- 
mand for the books recommended indicated that the 
advice had been well received. We also suggested 
that the Deputies themselves might profit by reading 
McBride's "Speculative Masonry" and it was neces- 
sary to add eight additional copies of that work to 
our stock to keep pace with the demand. 

That was one of our few purchases, for we had 
to exercise that rigid economy, of which a dead 
Scotsman is the alleged symbol, in order to take care 
of an over-draft from the previous year. Unless we 
are prepared to run the library on a loose-leaf sys- 
tem, it will be necessary to loosen the purse-strings 
a little further, so that we may renovate the dog- 
eared favourites and add to our collection. An 
assessment of one dollar per year from each lodge 
in the jurisdiction would seem a small price to pay 
for library dues, and the consequent improvement 



292 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

in our facilities would react to the advantage of the* 
studious Mason. 

To compensate in some measure for our inabil- 
ity to augment our resources, valuable additions 
were made to our shelves through the kindness of 
interested brethren and friends. Our thanks are 
extended to the following: 

Mrs. G. Wanless (25 volumes) ; Estate of the 
late R.W. Bro. Baynes-Reed (12 volumes) ; W. Bro. 
D. Knoop of Manchester University ; V. W. Bro. Wm. 
Moull (6 volumes) ; Geoffrey de St. Aldemar Pre- 
ceptory; Bro. C. H. Yates, Michigan; United Mas- 
ters Lodge of Research, Auckland, N.Z.; W. B. 
Hickox, Illinois; Ossian Lang, Grand Historian of 
the Grand Lodge of New York; F. P. Strickland, 
Kansas; J. H. Tatsch, Boston; Rev. Wm. Miller, V. 
S. Stevens and R.W. Bro. Ekblad of Toronto. 

From every part of the world we receive Ma- 
sonic magazines, the latest addition being "The 
Cable Tow" published in Manila, and these consti- 
tute an attraction to the patrons of our reference 
section. It is to be regretted that we are not in a 
position to index and file these magazines for future 
generations of Masons, but we distribute them, as 
they accumulate, to less favoured parts of the juris- 
diction. 

Our embryo museum has been enriched by gifts 
from Sharon Lodge ; the estate of V.W. Bro. Thomas 
New and Bro. Tatsch whilst, through the co-opera- 
tion of the Toronto brethren, we now possess a com- 
plete set of the Toronto Masonic Directory from 
1910-1935. 

The Toronto Society for Masonic Study and Re- 
search is meanwhile compiling a bibliography of 
Canadian Masonic publications which should prove 
valuable to anyone studying the history of the Craft 
in this Dominion. If funds are available we might 
well contribute to its publication, once it is com- 
pleted. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 293 

It is an axiom that constant dripping wears 
away a stone. By regularly and repeatedly bringing 
the advantages of the library to the attention of the 
brethren we hope to awaken their curiosity and ulti- 
mately their interest. Our best medium of publicity 
is the lodge circular and we have little complaint to 
make regarding the co-operation of the Masters and 
Secretaries of at least two-thirds of the lodges. 
Criticism has reached us about the stereotyped na- 
ture of these notices. We tried to remedy this inso- 
far as the Toronto Lodges were concerned, but lack 
of funds prevented us from circularizing the whole 
jurisdiction. This omission, we hope, will be reme- 
died next year. 

The library has a great asset in its librarian, 
Bro. N. W. J. Haydon, whose knowledge of Masonic 
literature is only surpassed by the zeal with which 
he seeks to advise and assist those who make use of 
its facilities. During the year he has addressed 350 
correspondents and given, as well as received, much 
of interest and value. 



The thanks of the Committee must be tendered 
to the Masonic Temple Corporation which, through 
its Chairman and employees, has afforded us every 
possible courtesy. 

Masonry possesses great and invaluable privi- 
leges, not the least of which is the opportunity of 
cultivating the mind through a study of the re- 
corded experiences of the thinkers of all time. Your 
library is a key which will unlock this treasure- 
house — Why not use it? 

Your Library Committee deplores the loss, in 
the prime of life and in the midst of his labours, of 
one of its members R.W. Bro. D. G. McGregor, to 
whose passing fitting reference will doubtless be 
made elsewhere. 



294 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally 
submitted. 

G. W. G. GAULD, 
S. W. ALEXANDER, 
H. L. MARTYN, 

J. NESS, Chairman. 

GUEST SPEAKS 

R.W. Bro. Dewey H. Hesse, Senior Grand Warden 
of Michigan, assured the brethren that he had been 
very greatly impressed with the way our meeting 
was conducted and congratulated the several chair- 
men on the excellence of their reports. He deemed 
it a great honour and pleasure to attend this Annual 
Communication. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PRINTING 
AND SUPPLIES 

The report of this Committee 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, it 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: — 

The Committee on Printing and Supplies, con- 
sisting of R.W. Bros. R. F. Richardson, W. T. 
Cameron, P. S. Kingston, F. J. McLeod and myself 
beg to report as follows: — 

The detailed analysis of the expenditure for 
printing and supplies shows a slight increase over 
the previous year, owing to "special work" which is 
required periodically. The figures for the year end- 
ing Mav 31st, 1939, are:— 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 295 

Constitutions _ $ 761.50 

Proceedings 1938 and Mailing Boxes 2,123.45 

Printed Forms 67.23 

Circulars 44.33 

Christmas Cards ..... 55.62 

Office Stationery and Supplies 142.87 

Ceremonies, Funeral and Memorial Services 217.08 

Stationery, Grand Lodge Officers and Past Grand 

Masters - - 194.90 

Special Printing 1,549.80 

$5,156.68 

Tlie splendid work being performed by the 
Chairmen of other Grand Lodge Committees, and 
Grand Lodge Officials, is proven by the promptitude 
with which they furnish copy to enable the Printing 
Committee to complete its work at Grand Lodge. 
This co-operation is greatly appreciated. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 

BIRNIE SMITH, 

Chairman. 

CALLED OFF 

At 4.45 o'clock in the afternoon the Grand Mas- 
ter declared Grand Lodge adjourned until 9 o'clock 
on the following morning. 

CALLED ON 

Grand Lodge resumed labor at 9 o'clock in the 
forenoon, Thursday, July 20th, 1939, the Grand 
Master on the Throne. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC 
EDUCATION 

The report was read by R.W. Bro. W. H. 
Gregory, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy 
Grand Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. W. H. Greg- 
ory, it was received and adopted. 



296 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

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 on Masonic Education, com- 
posed of R.W. Bro. W. H. Gregory (Chairman), 
M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington, R.W. Bros. E. G. 
Dixon, C. W. Robb, John Ness, J. A. M. Hay, N. C. 
Hart, Ernest Tailby, S. L. W. Harton, H. G. Ginn, 
R. B. Pow, H. L. Martyn and V.W. Bro. J. F. Argue, 
reports as follows: 

During the past year there has been evident an 
increasing understanding of the objective of the 
educational programme of Grand Lodge, which aims 
to develop in Freemasons an intelligent understand- 
ing that Freemasonry is a beautiful system of mor- 
ality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. 
The brethren have also displayed an expanding de- 
sire to participate in the march toward that goal. 

Taking up the work of organization where it 
paused a year ago, your Committee received the ful- 
lest measure of support from the leaders of Masonry 
in the various districts. So devoted and sincere 
were the efforts of the District Deputy Grand Mas- 
ters that it is now possible to report that in every 
district of this Grand Jurisdiction there is some 
form of organization directed to the furtherance of 
Masonic Education. The forms and methods vary 
to a considerable extent, but it is believed that there 
should be sufficient elasticity in our plans to permit 
local problems to be studied and solved by those 
familiar with local conditions. With this purpose 
the complete autonomy of the respective districts 
has been preserved with your Committee seeking 
only to give guidance and inspiration. Under au- 
thority of Grand Lodge, your Committee has ap- 
pointed District Chairmen who are supported by 
their respective District Committees. The members 
of these District Committees are called Supervisors 



TORONTO ONTARIO, 1939 297 

of Masonic Education and are appointed by and hold 
office at the pleasure of the Committee of Grand 
Lodge on Masonic Education. 

Lodge Committees 

Your Committee believes that the place of Ma- 
sonic Education is in the lodge and that the time to 
commence it is at, or even before, initiation. A gen- 
eral progress has been made in the establishment of 
Lodge Committees. If they have the proper enthusi- 
asm and discretion, they can and will impart to the 
initiate the fundamentals of Masonic traditions, en- 
courage his thoughts to penetrate through the veil 
of Masonic symbolism and kindle within his heart 
the consuming fire of Masonic zeal. Nor will their 
work cease with the sublime degree. Acting under 
the direction of the Master, they will guide the edu- 
cational activities of the lodge and assist in de- 
veloping the brethren's conception of Masonry. 

There is nothing forced or artificial about true 
Masonic Education. It should be as natural and pro- 
gressive as a child's gradual experience in walking 
or speech or general knowledge. Your Committee 
therefore stresses the necessity of avoiding abstruse 
discussions in ordinary lodge meetings. Deep 
philosophy and advanced research are properly con- 
sidered in study groups and should not be deemed 
to be within the scope of our present programme, 
Lodge Committees are urged to interest, not alien- 
ate, the brethren ; be content for the present to keep 
a lighthouse rather than chart the heavens. Lodge 
Committees are proving their value as training- 
schools for officers and this phase of their work is 
particularly approved. 

Masonic Study 

Your Committee issued to the District Commit- 
tees a suggested syllabus or outline of topics for 
study or discussion. It is not intended to be final 
and authoritative, but is designed to assist those 
actively engaged in directing local educational work. 



298 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

With the assistance of the Grand Chaplain and 
Bro. Haydon, Grand Lodge Librarian, (with grate- 
ful acknowledgment), your Committee also issued a 
short and decidedly noncomprehensive list of books 
available by way of loan from the Library which 
might be considered to be elementary texts supple- 
mentary to the suggested syllabus. 

Your Committee begs leave to append these 
publications to this report. 

Past Masters' Associations 

Your Committee gratefully acknowledges the 
support given to our educational programme by 
Past Masters' Associations. There are now at least 
twenty-six of these Associations and most of them 
welcome the opportunity of assisting the District 
Deputy Grand Master and the District Committee 
on Masonic Education. 

The possibilities of an intelligently directed As- 
sociation are unlimited. In fact it is difficult to 
conceive that education can progress, or Masonry it- 
self prosper, without the aid of the Masters of the 
Craft. 

In addition to their normal function of pro- 
moting a complete unity among the lodges, in many 
Districts they have sponsored educational meetings, 
have co-operated with the District Deputy Grand 
Master in the holding of Lodges of Instruction, and 
in general have shouldered the chief responsibility 
for the success of this work of Masonic Education. 

Lodges of Instruction 

More and more Districts have held Lodges of 
Instruction this year. The Grand Master's Depu- 
ties have displayed a remarkable zeal in directing 
their energies toward the enlightenment and in- 
spiration of the brethren in their respective dis- 
tricts. They understood that it is important not 
to quench the growing interest in Masonic know- 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 299 

ledge and were careful to cause these Lodges of 
Instruction to be conducted in such manner as to 
convey information in an interesting- manner and 
avoid the pitfall of profitless and endless discussion,. 

Progress 

Your Committee is pleased to report a general 
manifestation of progress in this work, a quickened 
interest and a readier acceptance of its value. It has 
found a tendency in some places to consider a suc- 
cessful term as an end achieved or as the complete 
satisfaction of a need. Your Committee wishes to 
emphasize the never-ending nature of this work; it 
starts anew with each Entered Apprentice and 
there are no graduates. 

Your Committee is not aware of any district in 
which there has not been progress, not only in or- 
ganization, but also in inspiration. 

Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton and London are all 
particularly well organized and are served by active 
and efficient Committees. It is apparent from their 
lodge notices that Masonic Education is an impor- 
tant part of their work. Not only are the Chairmen 
and Supervisors in these cities looking after their 
own duties, but they are also unselfishly giving of 
their time and energy in assisting their neighbour- 
ing districts. 

From Toronto comes word that "remarkable 
progress" is being made. The District Deputy 
Grand Masters have considered themselves person- 
ally responsible and have worked in close harmony 
with their Committees. 

In Ottawa there were large attendances at 
Lodges of Instruction and a general interest in Ma- 
sonic Education. The lodges seem to prefer to lay 
down their own programmes, with a view to main- 
taining the interest of the members, and this atti- 
tude is indeed commendable. 



300 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

The Hamilton Districts have co-operated in 
holding- classes for the instruction of junior officers. 
The subjects included Qualifications and Duties of 
an Officer, Ancient Landmarks, the Constitution; 
Symbolism of the Three Degrees, and various other 
points which may be inferred. Any Master Mason 
was free to attend and the attendance was very 
gratifying. Classes were sponsored by the Masters' 
and Wardens' Association of Hamilton and will be 
continued next fall. 

London reports an active year featured by 
many Masonic addresses and discussions in lodges 
and by well-attended Lodges of Instruction. 

These are urban centres where it is compara- 
tively easy to organize and obtain an attendance at 
a meeting. It may therefore be regarded as more 
encouraging to hear the news from the smaller 
cities and from the districts that are sparsely 
settled, vast of area and difficult to travel. 

Wellington District, containing three prosper- 
ous cities as well as other thriving towns, has a 
complete organization, with a Committee for each 
lodge. The District Chairman has requested his 
lodge committees to interview each candidate be- 
fore initiation and give him appropriate admonition. 

In Windsor the work is making steady progress 
and the various Committees are working diligently. 

In Algoma the lodge committees have been 
doing good work while Eastern District reports con- 
siderable progress. 

St. Lawrence District has a good Past Masters' 
and Wardens' Association which takes an active in- 
terest in Masonic Education. Indeed, the progress 
of the work with which this Committee is charged 
seems to depend on the interest of this and similar 
Associations. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO. 1939 301 

From Temiskaming, Nipissing and Frontenac 
come encouraging reports, indicating that a deter- 
mined effort will overcome many difficulties. 

It would be tedious to include in this report ex- 
cerpts from all the districts, but it may be sufficient 
to say that they harmonize in tone and not a dis- 
cordant note has sounded. 

Appreciation 

Your Committee wishes to submit a recorded 
expression of its appreciation of the Masonic work 
being carried on by many hundreds of our brethren 
in this jurisdiction. Untiring, unselfish, actuated by 
a love of the work and of the Brotherhood, they are 
constantly engaged in beautifying the Temple of 
Masonry. Nameless and unidentified though they 
must be, their work is their reward. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally 
submitted. 

W. H. GREGORY, 

Chairman. 

APPENDIX "A" 

OUTLINE OF TOPICS FOR STUDY OR DISCUSSION 

I. HISTORY:— 

1. Ancient Mysteries. 

2. Roman Colleges and the Comacine Masters. 

3. The Guilds. 

4. The Transition Period, 1600—1717. 

5. St. John the Baptist's Day, 1717. 

6. The Ancients and the Moderns. 

7. Early Days of the Craft in British North America. 

8. The Union of 1858. 

9. The Grand Lodge of Canada. 

II. JURISPRUDENCE:— 

1. The Landmarks of Masonry. 

2. The Constitution and Ancient Charges. 



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3. Powers and Duties of the Grand Master, D.D.G.M. 

and W.M. 

4. Grand Lodge and How it Functions. 

5. Laws and Rules of Procedure. 

6. Suspensions; Dimits; Masonic Trials. 

III. SYMBOLISM AND PHILOSOPHY:— 

1. Origin and Meaning of the Preparation of the Candi- 

date. 

2. The Preliminary Questions. 

3. The Altar. 

4. The Greater and Lesser Lights. 

5. Origin and Development of the Apron. 

6. Penalties. 

7. The Lectures and Working Tools. 

8. Import of words, phrases and references occurring 

in the work far too numerous to mention. 

IV. GENERAL:— 

1. The Grand Master's Address to Grand Lodge. 

2. Reports of Committees on Benevolence, Masonic 

Education and Condition of Masonry. 

3. Fraternal Correspondence. 

4. The Mason, the Lodge and the Community. 

V. FOR THE NOVICES:— 

Presentation of any of the above topics should 
be so simple that they may be readily understood 
and assimilated by any brother. In addition, there 
should be special classes in each lodge where ele- 
mentary and interesting knowledge of the Craft and 
the lodge in relation to its members would be pre- 
sented to all candidates. The District Committees 
should give leadership and instruction to Lodge 
Committees in this important work, (see Report of 
Committee on Masonic Education, 1938 G.L. Pro- 
ceedings). 

APPENDIX "B" 

MASONIC READING 

I. HISTORY:— 

1. Grand Lodge of England, (G. W. Daynes). 

2. Freemasonry Before Grand Lodges, (L. Vibert). 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 303 

3. Freemasonry in Canada, (O. Sheppard). 

4. Grand Lodge of Canada, (W. S. Herrington). 

II. JURISPRUDENCE:— 

1. The "Old Charges", (Rev. H. Poole). 

2. The Book of Constitution. 

III. SYMBOLISM AND PHILOSOPHY:— 

1. The Builders, (Rev. J. F. Newton). 

2. Thoughts on Masonic Symbolism, (G. C. Hunt). 

3. Symbolism of the Three Degrees, (O. D. Street). 

IV. RITUAL:— 

1. Handbooks of the Craft Degrees, (J. S. M. Ward). 

2. Examination of the Masonic Ritual, (M. Sanderson). 

V. GENERAL:— 

1. Speculative Freemasonry, (A. S. McBride). 

2. British Masonic Miscellany (20 Books). 

3. The Plan, (W. W. Cooper). 

4. These Men Were Masons, (H. S. Banner). 

5. Lodge in Friendship Village, (P. W. George). 

6. Brothers and Builders, (9 addresses by Rev. J. F. 

Newton). 

7. Foreign Countries, (C. H. Claudy). 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

The report was presented by R.W. Bro. T. H. 
Simpson, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy 
Grand Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. T. H. Simp- 
son, it was received and adopted. 

It was further moved by the Deputy Grand 
Master, seconded by R.W. Bro. T. H. Simpson, that 
Clause 9 only of this report be printed in the Annual 
Proceedings. 

Clause 9. Trent Lodge, No. 38, G.R.C., Trenton, vs. 
Marmora Lodge, No. 222, G.R.C., Marmora. 

This is a charge by Trent Lodge that Bro. G. McElwain 
had been initiated in Marmora Lodge while residing within 
the jurisdiction of Trent Lodge. He was a school teacher 



304 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

at Glen Miller and earned his living there at the date of 
initiation. It is claimed the candidate, being unmarried, had 
not established residence with his parents at Marmora and 
came to Glen Miller in time for work on Monday mornings 
returning to Marmora on Friday evenings. The same ar- 
rangement prevailed regarding vacation periods and holi- 
days. His principal belongings were kept at his parents' 
home in Marmora. For voting purposes in the 1937 Provincial 
Election the County Judge had ruled that his legal residence 
was Marmora. 

According to a Ruling of the Grand Master in 1930 
(page 53 of Proceedings), "A man, unmarried, earns his 
livelihood in (A) while his parents reside in (B). He is 
not dependent upon them and must apply in (A)." There 
was another Ruling in 1891 (page 55), "A man whose occu- 
pation calls him from home ten months of the year can 
be initiated only in the lodge at his home." 

Trent Lodge contends that under the 1930 Ruling the 
candidate is properly resident within their jurisdiction. 
The Most Worshipful the Grand Master appointed a Com- 
mission composed of three Past Masters, R. W. Bros. J. W. 
Barlow and J. O. Herity and Wor. Bro. W. C. Embury and 
the District Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro. R. D. Adams, 
as Chairman. The Commission, after hearing the parties, 
were unanimous in their decision that as these two Rulings 
seemed contradictory the residence of the candidate, in their 
opinion was Marmora but intimated that they would like 
to see the decision appealed to avoid future misunderstand- 
ings. Trent Lodge appealed and the matter came before 
this Committee. After hearing the parties the Committee 
is of the opinion in this particular case, that Marmora Lodge 
had original jurisdiction and had not lost that jurisdiction. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE GRAND 
MASTER'S ADDRESS 

The report on the Grand Master's Address 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, 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: 

It is always difficult to analyze the feelings of 
the brethren assembled at Grand Lodge as they 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 305 

listen to the valedictory address of a retiring- Grand 
Master. For two years he has been their chosen 
leader, counsellor and friend. On the morrow the 
gavel, the symbol of his high office, will pass into 
other hands. Thereafter his will be but a single 
voice among the 100,000 who paid him homage dur- 
ing the term of his leadership but his influence upon 
the Craft will go on forever. It can be truly said 
of M.W. Brother Dunlop that he has more than 
fulfilled our highest expectations. His final address 
is typical of the scores of others that he has deliv- 
ered throughout the Jurisdiction, teeming with wise 
counsel, a warm and personal solicitude for the wel- 
fare of all his brethren and a hopeful view of the 
future of our beloved Order. He touched a sympa- 
thetic chord in all our hearts in his reference to 
the far reaching effects of the recent visit of Their 
Majesties to this continent and the continued Royal 
patronage of Freemasonry by the installation of His 
Royal Highness, the Duke of Kent, as Grand Master 
of the Mother Grand Lodge of the World. We have 
cause to rejoice that we are being so worthily rep- 
resented at that sublime ceremony in the persons of 
M.W. Bros. Dargavel and Copus. 

The Grand Master has done more than could 
have reasonably been expected of him in so 
thoroughly visiting every part of our own Jurisdic- 
tion and in carrying our greetings to so many other 
Grand Lodges. We believe he has exceeded all of 
his predecessors in his missionary work by visiting 
no fewer than seven other Grand Jurisdictions. 

Your Committee heartily concurs in the views 
of the Grand Master that the oft-repeated warning 
cannot be too strongly emphasized that Freemasonry 
is not a philanthropic institution in a monetary 
sense. If your Committee may be permitted to ex- 
press an opinion upon this subject it is that we be- 
lieve if the motives of prospective candidates were 
more carefully scrutinized there would be fewer 
demands upon our benevolent fund. The Grand 
Master performed a useful service in causing to be 
sent to every lodge a copy of the "Aims and Rela- 



306 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

tionships of the Craft" promulgated by the United 
Grand Lodge of England. We believe that the stan- 
dard of Freemasonry in this Province would be 
raised to a higher level if means were devised to 
place a copy in the hands of every brother. 

It is to be hoped that every incoming District 
Deputy Grand Master will read, re-read and inward- 
ly digest that part of the Address which clearly and 
succinctly defines the duties of their high office. 

Your Committee reports favourably upon the 
recommendation of the Grand Master that the rank 
of Past District Deputy Grand Master be conferred 
posthumously upon the late Douglas Guy McGregor, 
District Deputy Grand Master of Toronto "D", that 
the rank of Past Master be similarly conferred upon 
the late W. Bro. John Gourlay, Worshipful Master 
of Cathedral Lodge, No. 643, and that the rank of 
Past Master be conferred upon Bro. Harry Maddock 
of Middlesex Lodge, No. 379, Bryanston. 

Your Committee is in full accord with the rul- 
ings of the Grand Master that it is permissible to 
have a band at a Masonic funeral and that it is not 
necessary that the members of the band or the pall- 
bearers be Masons. 

Your Committee approves the appointment of 
Right Worshipful Brother G. C. Bonnycastle and 
Right Worshipful Brother J. Birnie Smith to the 
well merited position of Honorary Members of the 
Board of General Purposes. 

Your Committee is of opinion that the appoint- 
ment of a Custodian of the Work as suggested by 
the Grand Master would lighten the burden of a 
Grand Master and in no way impair the efficiency 
of our ceremonies but on the contrary would have 
a tendency to secure greater uniformity. We, there- 
fore, recommend that the suggestion be adopted both 
as to the manner of appointment and the duties of 
the brother so appointed. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 307 

As our Order is measured by the man in the 
street, by the standard of living of its individual 
member, it is to be hoped that every brother 
Mason will ponder thoughtfully over that portion qf 
the address that urges a sincere participation in the 
activities of that religious denomination to which 
he belongs. How could he do otherwise if he has 
dedicated himself to that mode of living taught him 
in the lodge room? 

Your Committee is of the opinion that Free- 
masonry has done much towards cementing the 
friendly relation that happily exists between our 
country and the neighboring republic and that we 
should associate ourselves with every means of 
strengthening that bond. The annual conference at 
Washington of representatives of all the Grand 
Lodges of the United States affords an excellent op- 
portunity of furthering that end. We, therefore, 
join in the recommendation of the Grand Master 
that the invitation to join the conference be grate- 
fully accepted and that the customary fee be paid. 

Your Committee endorses the suggestion of the 
Grand Master that in awarding the Veteran's Medal 
the rules governing the same may be relaxed under 
special circumstances if, in the opinion of the Grand 
Master, the applicant is, upon a general survey of 
the case, worthy of the coveted honour. 

Your Committee agrees with the ruling of the 
Grand Master that the formalities named by him 
should be strictly observed by any group of Masons 
desiring to exemplify a degree in another Grand 
Jurisdiction. 

No one is in a better position to form an accur- 
ate opinion of the progress our Craft is making in 
our Province than the Grand Master and his optim- 
istic declaration that it "is going on to new and 
greater triumphs" is largely due to his own efforts 
to inspire the brethren to take a more serious view 
of their privilege and responsibility. We congratu- 
late him upon the happy conclusion of a most sue- 



308 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

cessful term of office and pray that he may long 
be spared to render useful service to our Order to 
which he has given such valuable leadership. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

W. S. HERRINGTON, 

Chairman. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
CREDENTIALS 

The report was presented by V.W. Bro. J. W. 
Hamilton, Chairman, and on motion of the Deputy 
Grand Master, seconded by V.W. Bro. J. W. Hamil- 
ton, it 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 on Credentials begs to report: 

There are on the Register of Grand Lodge 568 
Warranted Lodges. 

Represented at the Communication: 

By Regular Officers 374 

By Proxies 103 

By Past Masters 39 



Total Lodges Represented 516 

Total Number of Delegates Registered 2,921 

With a total vote of 3,713 

All of which is fraternally submitted. 

J. W. HAMILTON, 

Chairman. 

It is to be noted that this is the largest regis- 
tration in our history. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 309 

GUESTS SPEAK 

M. Ex. Comp. William Y. Mills, Past Grand First 
Principal, Royal Arch Masons of Canada, V.W. Bro. 
J. S. Wright, Past Grand Steward of the Eastern 
Division of the Cape of Good Hope, and R.W. Bro. 
Willis E. Cushing, P.D.D.G.M. of New York, each 
spoke in turn and were warmly received by the 
brethren. 

OBLIGATION OF SCRUTINEERS 

The Scrutineers and their Chairman, V.W. Bro. 
Ernest B. Thompson, were admitted to Grand Lodq;e 
and on attending at the Altar, were obligated by the 
Grand Secretary. 

RE WELLINGTON LODGE, NO. 271 

M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington stated that by 

resolution of the Board of General Purposes it had 
been recommended that Grey and Wellington Dis- 
tricts hold a joint meeting on Wednesday, July 19th, 
to deal with the application of Wellington Lodge, 
No. 271, to be transferred from Grey District to 
Wellington. He had been informed that such a 
meeting had not been held and consequently he 
moved, seconded by the Deputy Grand Master, that 
the question be referred to a Committee to be ap- 
pointed by the Grand Master, to be reported on at 
the next Annual Communication of Grand Lodge. 
The motion was carried. 

BALLOTING 

At 10.10 a.m. the Grand Master declared the 
next order of business to be the balloting for the 
election of Grand Lodge Officers. 

BALLOTING CLOSED 

At 11.10 a.m. the Grand Master declared the 
"balloting closed. 



310 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

CALLED OFF 

At 11.20 a.m. Grand Lodge was called off until 
2 p.m. 

CALLED ON 

The labors of Grand Lodge were resumed at 
2 o'clock in the afternoon of July 20th, the Grand 
Master on the Throne. 

REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF SCRUTINEERS 

V.W. Bro. E. B. Thompson, Chairman, presented 
the report of the Committee of Scrutineers and on 
motion of the Deputy Grand Master, seconded by 
V.W. Bro. E. B. Thompson, it was received and 
adopted and the Grand Master accordingly declared 
the following to be duly elected. 

Grand Master M.W. Bro. J. A. Dobbie 

Deputy Grand Master R.W. Bro. J. A. McRae 

Grand Senior Warden R.W. Bro. F. H. England 

Grand Junior Warden - R.W. Bro. B. C. Beasley 

Grand Chaplain R.W. Bro. Thomas Eakin 

Grand Treasurer M.W. Bro. J. A. Rowland 

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

Grand Registrar R.W. Bro. H. R. Boal 

BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES 

R.W. Bro. C. S. Hamilton Toronto 

R.W. Bro. E. T. Howe - Windsor 

R.W. Bro. Smith Shaw Toronto 

R.W. Bro. 0. J. Newell - Hamilton 

R.W. Bro. W. C. N. Marriott Ottawa 

INSTALLATION OF GRAND MASTER 

The newly elected Grand Master, M.W. Bro. J. 
A. Dobbie, was presented by M.W. Bro. W. J. Dun- 
lop and was then installed by M.W. Bro. J. A. 
Rowland. 



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INSTALLATION OF DEPUTY GRAND MASTER 

M.W. Bro. J. A. Rowland then installed the 
newly elected Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Bro. John 
A. McRae. 

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 

The Grand Secretary read the list of names of 
the brethren selected in the various Districts to 
serve as District Deputy Grand Masters. After the 
Grand Master had addressed them as they stood 
before the Altar, he confirmed the selections made 
and directed that they be installed and invested. 

District D.D.G.M. P.O. Address 

Algoma ...Oliver F. Young Port Arthur 

Brant M. C. Hawley ...Paris 

Bruce - _Wm. T. Baillie Cargill 

Chatham Eobt. C. McCutcheon Highgate 

Eastern _Donald S. Macintosh Martintown 

Frontenac ..William Chapman Kingston 

Georgian ...Frederick Spearing Beeton 

Grey ...Thos. H. Reburn Markdale 

Hamilton "A" Geo. Walker Hamilton 

Hamilton "B" William Davies Chedoke P.O. 

London Donald A. Ferguson St. Thomas 

Muskoka Harold R. Hayward -..Scotia 

Niagara "A" Joseph Backus St. Catharines 

Niagara "B" F. S. Lane Niagara Falls 

Nipissing East ...Herbert A. Batsford Warren 

Nipissing West ...Frederick W. Colloton Sault Ste. Marie 

North Huron James Neilans Londesboro 

Ontario _.H. W. Mitchell Port Hope 

Ottawa Jas. E. Gamble Richmond 

Peterborough ...R. F. Downey _ Peterborough 

Prince Edward ...Hilton McCartney Wellington 

Sarnia Wm. J. Aitchison Sarnia 

South Huron Stanley T. Loveys Hickson 

St. Lawrence Robt. Hawkins Smiths Falls 

St. Thomas Arthur Petherick West Lome 

Temiskaming Chas. P. Ramsay _ Timmins 

Toronto "A" S. F. Albertson Toronto 

Toronto "B" G. C. Murphy Unionville 

Toronto "C" A. C. Norwich Toronto 

Toronto "D" E. W. Stoddard Toronto 

Victoria Wm. Greig Mount Pleasant 

Wellington John A. Leslie _ Milton 

Western .Arthur G. Holland Kenora 

Wilson Howard B. Atkinson Embro 

Windsor John G. Moncrieff Windsor 



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INSTALLATION 

The other officers-elect together with the newly 
elected District Deputy Grand Masters were then 
installed and invested in due and ancient form by 
M.W. Bro. J. A. Rowland. 

APPOINTED MEMBERS OF THE BOARD 

The Grand Master appointed the following' 
brethren members of the Board of General Purposes. 

E.W. Bro. H. S. Tapscott Brantford 

V.W. Bro. A. P. Freed Port Arthur 

R.W. Bro. H. J. Alexander Weston 

R.W. Bro. J. P. Maher Toronto 

R.W. Bro. T. C. Wardley 1 Elora 

and for a term of one year: — 

R.W. Bro. N. C. Hart London 

R.W. Bro. C. E. Clements Chatham 

APPOINTMENTS TO OFFICE 

Grand Senior Deacon, V.W. Bro. W. J. Gibson, Kingston 
Grand Junior Deacon, V.W. Bro. G. A. Bowden, Brantford 
Grand Superintendent of Works, V.W. Bro. G. V. Hilborn, 

Preston 
Grand Director of Ceremonies, V.W. Bro. Sidney F. Smith, 

Ottawa 
Assistant Grand Chaplain, V.W. Bro. J. H. Atkinson, Kapus- 

kasing 
Assistant Grand Chaplain, V.W. Bro. R. T. C. Dwelly, 

Penetang 
Assistant Grand Chaplain, V.W. Bro. C. C. Waller, London 
Assistant Grand Chaplain, V.W. Bro. G. A. Beatty, Balderson 
Assistant Grand Secretary, V.W. Bro. Walter Carey, Toronto 
Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, V.W. Bro. W. C. 

Taylor, Westport 
Grand Sword Bearer, V.W. Bro. John Jordan, Toronto 
Grand Organist, V.W. Bro. R. C. Eggaford, Todmorden 
Assistant Grand Organist, V.W. Bro. Geo. C. Matthews, St. 

Thomas 
Grand Pursuivant, V.W. Bro. N. B. Darrell, Fort William 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 313 

GRAND STEWARDS 

V.W. Bro. Jas. Allen Brantford 

" G. R. Allen Fenelon Falls 

" G. Harry Allen Ingersoll 

" C. C. Armstrong Warkworth 

" " T. C. Benson London 

" D. A. Cameron Merritton 

" Arnold Darroch Clifford 

" R. P. Donald Bothwell 

" David Eby New Hamburg 

" J. F. Freure Espanola 

" Oliver Geiger Fenelon Falls 

" M. J. Gulley Sundridge 

" " W. F. Gunning Toronto 

" P. F. Hare Newcastle 

" T. G. Haslam Toronto 

" C. G. Johnston Essex 

" L. N. Lane St. Thomas 

" C. E. Laur Fort Erie North 

" Fred LeGallais Englehart 

" J. R. Lumby Fort William 

" J. N. Marshall Meaford 

" J. F. McRae Avonmore 

" Jas. Menzies Watford 

" C. G. Morris Delta 

" H. G. Parrott Stoney Creek 

" W. J. Pickard Toronto 

" E. M. Readhead Campbellville 

" H. S. Rood Kirkland Lake 

" J. L. Runnalls North Bay 

" R. A. Shields Sioux Lookout 

" C. H. Smith Ailsa Craig 

" Chas. Spanner Toronto 

" G. N. Spencer Frankford 

" R. W. Swanton Mimico 

" " Harry West Fordwich 

" Robert Wilson Ottawa 

" M. H. Young Bath 

GRAND STANDARD BEARERS 

V.W. Bro. R. B. Kent Simcoe 

V.W. Bro. C. C. Minor Fingal 



314 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

GRAND TYLER 

Bro. John Black Ottawa 

NEXT PLACE OF MEETING 

The City of Toronto. 

TESTIMONIAL TO GRAND MASTER 

It was moved by M.W. Bro. A. J. Anderson, 
seconded by M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington, and unani- 
mously carried: That the Grand Master appoint a 
Committee to procure a suitable testimonial for the 
retiring Grand Master, M.W. Bro. W. J. Dunlop, and 
that the same be procured at the expense of Grand 
Lodge. Accordingly the Grand Master appointed 
M.W. Bro. J. A. Rowland, Chairman, M.W. Bro. R. B. 
Dargavel and M.W. Bro. A. J. Anderson 

VOTE OF THANKS 

On motion of M.W. Bro. A. J. Anderson, secon- 
ded by M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington, it was unani- 
mously resolved: That Grand Lodge extend its 
grateful thanks to the Mayor and citizens of Toronto, 
to the lodges in the four Toronto Districts, to the 
Local Committee on Arrangements, to the Board of 
Education, to the Police Department and to all other 
officials who have shown such kindness to the dele- 
gates and who have contributed so much towards 
making this Annual Communication the great suc- 
cess that it was and the largest in our history; and 
that a copy of this resolution be sent to each. 

GRAND LODGE CLOSED 

The Grand Master announced the labors of 
Grand Lodge concluded following which R.W. Bro. 
S. L. W. Harton, in the absence of the Grand 
Chaplain-elect, invoked the blessing of the Most 
High upon the Craft. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 



Grand Lodge was declared closed in Ample Form 
at 3.30 o'clock in the afternoon of Thursday, Julv 
20th, 1939. 




Grand Secretary. 




316 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 336 to 340. 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



2j 



Lodge 



2|aNiagara. 

3 

5 

6 



aAnc. St. John's 

aSussex 

aBarton _ 

7 Union 

9|aUnion 

10|aNorfolk. 

1 1 j aMoira 

1 4 1 aTrue Britons 

15| St. George's 

16|aSt. Andrew's 

17| St. John's 

18|aPrince Edward 

20|aSt. John's 

21a|aSt. John's . 

22|aKing Solomon's 

23 1 Richmond 

24|aSt. Francis 

2 5 aloni c 

26 aOntario 

27laStrict Observance 

28|aMt. Zion 

29|aUnited _ 

30 j aComposite 

31 1 a Jerusalem 

32|aAmity 

33|aMaitland 

34|aThistle 

35|aSt. John's 

37|aKing Hiram 

38|aTrent 

39 1 aMount Zion 

40|aSt. John's 

41|aSt. George's 

42|aSt. George's 

43 1 King Solomon's 

44|aSt. Thomas 

45laBrant 

46|aWellington 

47|aGreat Western 

48|aMadoc 

50|aConsecon 

5 2 [ Dalhousie 

54|aVaughan 

55laMerrickville 

56|aVictoria 

57|aHarmony 

58|aDoric 

61 la Acacia 

62|aSt. Andrew's 

63 aSt. John's 



Where held 



Niagara ~ 

Kingston 

Brockville 

Hamilton 

Grimsby 

Napanee 

Simcoe 

Belleville 

Perth 

3t. 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.. 



64 |aKil winning | London . 

65|aRehoboam 

66|aDurham 

68|aSt. John's 

691 Stirling 

72|aAlma 

73|aSt. James 



W. Master 



Toronto 

Newcastle 

Ingersoll.... 

Stirling 

Gait 

St. Mary's I 



J. D. Cooper 

C. H. Hall 

F. J. Lathan 

Jas. Stonehewer 

R. T. Theal 

W. H. Troy 

B. M. Pearce 

M. R. Anderson 

Jas. Girdwood 

H. E. Court 

A.. G. Leitch _ 

E. F. McFadyen 

filmer Collier 

Harold Richmond 

J. W. McCaskill 

H. E. Harmon 

Carl Swanson 

F. G. Graves 

Elliott Allen 

J. R. Giffen 

B. W. Sharpe 

J. L. Barnes 

H. B. McConnell 

J. R. Frost 

Edgar Staples 

A.. W. Dayman _. 

Robt. Bisset 

W. M. Menzies 

H. E. Reece 

B. F. Holmes 

F. W. Sherbert 

[. T. Ormiston 

lohn McQueen 

W. N. Layman 

E. W. G. Herbert.. 

Erie Kitchen 

W. L. Hartsell 

S. S. Johnson 

E. A. Youngs 

C .F. Martin 

Lloyd Blue 

Victor Brown 

F. A. McDairmid 

N. J. McDonald 

C. L. Watt 

A.. E. Sole 

R. S. Gowland 

J. D. McNee 

\. B. Peene 

Russell Thompson... 

J. S. Stark 

T. H. Fitzallen 

S. J. Lane 

D. V. H. Gibson 

G. V. Wilson 

H. A. Morrow 

F. G. Smith 

lohn Jardine 



Secretary 



T. W. Bishop 

A. W. Cathcart 

T. H. Guest 

B. E. James __ 

C. W. Lewis— 

G. T. Walters 

D. G. Campbell 

J. W. Cook 

P. O. McLaren 

C .H. Hesburn 

Wm. Lawrence 

Thos. Hardcastle.. 

W. E. Scott 

R. Booth 

Ken. MacKenzie 

R. A. Woodley 

J. E. Smith..... 

C. G. Jones 

D. H. Porter 

F. H. Batty 

R. M. Allworth 

H. D. Hyndman.. 

I. B. Solomon 

J. W. Bateman 

E. H. Brown 

S. W. Lymburner. 

Geo. MacVicar 

L. J. Pettypiece 

R. H. Davey 

H. T. Bower 

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 

A. M. Wright 

A. S. Cochran 

W. W. Locie 

H. W. Jackson 

E. A. Carson 

M. G. Corbett 

H. W. Unsworth... 
J. D. Rose 

A. Ross 

E. Kelly 

J. Hicks 

H. E. Menzies 

W. Lancaster 

G. H. Mitchell 

J. W. Bradley 

F. G. Rich 

V. Richardson 

A. G. Malcolm 

J. W. Durr 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 



317 



AT DECEMBER 31, 1938. 

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, 1939. 



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3 1st Thursday 

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7 Thurs. on or bef. F.M. 
9 '2nd Friday ..._..- 

10|2nd Tuesday 

11 1st Wednesday 

1411st Monday 

15 2nd Tuesday 

16 2nd Tuesday - 

17 2nd Tuesday 

18 1 1st Thursday 

20 2nd Tuesday 

21a Tues. on or bef. 



F.M. 



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23 3rd 
2411st 

25 1st 

26 3rd 

27 3rd 
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29|lst 
301 Last 



Thursday 
Wednesday 

Friday 

Wednesday 

Friday 

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F.M. 



F.M 

F.M. 



bef. F.M. 



31 1st Monday 
32|2nd Wednesday 

33 2nd Tuesday 

34|Tues. on or bef. 
35|Thurs. on or aft 

37 1 1st Friday 

38 2nd Tuesday 

39ITues. on or bef. F.M 

40 j 3rd Thursday 

41 Thurs. on or 

42 1st Thursday . 

43Jlst Tuesday 

44|lst Thursday . 
45 2nd Tuesday 

4611st Monday 

471st Thursday 
48j3rd Monday 
50|Fri. on or bef 
52| 1st Tuesday 

54|2nd Tuesday 

55|Tues. on or bef. F.M 
56|lst Tuesday - 

Wednesday _ 

Thursday 

Friday 

Thursday 



F.M. 



57|2nd 
58 1 3rd 
61,2nd 
62|3rd 
6312nd 



Wednesday 
64|3rd Friday 
65|lst Thursday 
66,1st Tuesday 
68i3rd Friday 
69 j 3rd Thursday 
72 Last Tuesday 
733rd Monday 



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18 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 336 to 340. 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



1° 



Lodge 



74|aSt.James 

75| St. John's.. 
76|aOxford.. 



77|aFaithful Brethren.. 

78|aKingHiram 

79|aSimcoe 

81|aSt. John's 

82|aSt. John's 

83|aBeaver 

84 1 Clinton 

85|aRising Sun 

86|aWilson 

87| Markham Union 

88| St. George's 

90|aManito 

91| Colborne 

92|aCataraqui 

93|aNorthern Light 

94|aSt. Mark's 

96|aCorinthian 

97|aSharon 

98| True Blue... 

99| Tuscan 

100| Valley 

lOljaCorinthian 

103|aMaple Leaf 

104| St. John's 

105|aSt. Mark's. 

106|aBurford 

1071 St. Paul's 

108|Blenheim 

109laAlbion 

HOIaCentral 

113|aWilson 

114|aHope 

115|alvy 

116|aCassia 

1181 Union 

119|aMapIe Leaf. 

120| Warren 

121|aDoric 

122|aRenfrew 

123|aBelIeville 

125|aCornwall 
126|aGoldenRule... 

127|aFranck 

128! Pembroke 

129| Rising Sun 

131|aSt. Lawrence 

133|aLebanon Forest 

135|aSt. Clair 

136| Richardson. 

137|aPythagoras 

1391 Lebanon 

140|aMalahide 

141|aTudor , 

142|aExcelsior 

143|aFriendIy Brothers. 



Where held 



S. Augusta 

Toronto 

Woodstock 

Lindsay 

Tillsonburg _ 

Bradford 

Mount Brydges 

Paris 

Strathroy 

Clinton 

Athens 

Toronto 

Markham 

Owen Sound 

Colli n g wood 

Colborne 

Kingston 

Kincardine 

Port Stanley 

Barrie 

Queens ville 

Bolton 

Newmarket 

Dundas _ 

Peterborough 

St. Catharines 

Norwich 

Niagara Falls 

Buvford 

Lambeth 

Princeton 

Harrowsmith 

Prescott _ 

Water ford 

Port Hope 

Beamsville 

Thedford 

Schomberg 

Bath 

Fingal 

Brantford 

Renfrew 

Belleville 

Cornwall 

Campbell ford 

Frankford 

Pembroke 

Aurora 

Southampton 

Exeter 

Milton 

Stouff ville 

Meaford 

Oshawa 

Aylmer 

Mitchell 

Morrisburg 

Iroquois 



W. Master 



J. M. Steacy 

J. G. Atcheson 

G. E. Pieroe 

C. R. Laidley 

D. F. Gibson 

A. O. Davey 

F. W. Tull 

C. A. Veigel 

Neil Leitch 

H. C. Lawson 

D. M. Fraser 

C. V. Weir 

Ken Prentice 

J. C. Weaver 

Joseph Bull 

H. W. Knight 

M. Robinson 

W. E. Thompson 

A. S. Taylor 

H. L. Jones 

J. E. Baines 

F. J. Henderson 

B. C. Hughes 

Alfred Broad 

W. A. Donnelly 

W. J. Davison 

Robt. Fewster 

Simon Sexsmith 

O. A. Snider 

J. D. Winter 

H. D. Wight 

V .B. Merrill 

H. R. Pettem 

H. A. Lefltr 

P. R. Martin 

Ernest Culp 

L. E. Davidson 

C. F. Kline 

J. E. Thompson 

C. M. Silcox 

E. H. Ryerson 

D. F. Adams 

Frank Tulk 

F. B. McMillan 

H. E. Bleeker 

H. C. Terry 

V. E. Ives 

E. J. Eveleigh 

W. D. Howke 

Chester Mawhinnev 

J. H. Wilmott 

O. M. Madill 

C. F. Wallace 

R. L. Kelly 

J. A. Robinson 

Lloyd Edighoffer 

F. S. Brader 

Cbas. Doran 



Secretary 



H. H. Throop 

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. McKay 

H. G. Goodhue 

A. H. Felt 

R. G. Strasler 

B. R. Leavens 

R. L. Pritchard 

F. A. Latshaw 

R. F. Downey 

A. E. Coombs 

N. C. Macwhirter.. 

F. Trelford 

A. H. Beven 

R. McDougall 

S. C. Robson 

C. A. Copp 

C. H. Ranson 

R. H. Robinson 

A. Mark 

W. D. Fairbrother. 

R. P. Bass 

R. W. Stewart 

D. F. Aylsworth 

C. P. Silcox 

J. P. Temple 

J. P. Morrison 

C. D. Crosby 

A. W. Gammon 

F. C. Bonnycastle... 

G. D. Wright 

C. W. Fraser 

N. F. Johnson 

H. R. MacNeill 

R. N. Creech 

R. M. Clements 

K. R. Davis 

W. G. Bright 

W. A. Hare 

Geo. Stewart. 

J. A. Myers 

W. C. Davy 

H. Hamilton 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 



AT DECEMBER 31, 1938. 

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, 1939. 



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189 
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317 
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79!2nd Monday 

81]2nd Tuesday 


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121 

93 


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149 


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2 
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2 

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138 


85 Thurs. on or bef. F.M. 


82 


S6|3rd Tuesday _. 

S7 Fri. on or bef. F.M 

88i2nd Wednesday 

90|2nd Tuesday 

91 1 3rd Friday -.. 


1 


339 
159 
186 
231 

1 108 


92 2nd Friday 

93 1st Wednesday 


4 

1 

2 

12 

3 

4 

3 

3 

10 

11 

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5 
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97 2nd Tuesday 

98|lst Friday 

i''.> 2nd Thursday 




3 

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66 

! 146 


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101 3rd Friday 


2 

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5 
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104|Tues. on or aft. F.M 

Jnd Tuesday - 




4 
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107|Wed. on or bef. F.M 


4 
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4 
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2 
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4 
3 
5 
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77 


109 Fri. on or bef. F.M 

11011st Tuesday 





1 

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5 

2 
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2 
2 
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7 
6 
9 
6 
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2 
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| 155 
1 170 


113 2nd Wednesday 




157 


114,1st Friday _ 

llSTues. on or bef. F.M 


2 
5 
3 

1 
3 


1 

2 

1 


1 


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173 
190 


116 Mon. on or bef. F.M 

118 Mon. on or bef. F.M. . 


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122 1st Tuesday 


4 


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11 
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4 
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2 
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324 

1 238 


126|2nd Monday 

127 3rd Monday 


9 


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148 


128 1st Thursday 




1 
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1 









171 


129 list Friday 

131 2nd Tuesday 

133;2nd Monday 

135 1st Thursday 


1 
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4 


143 
81 

121 
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136)3rd Friday 


4 
2 

3 

4 


5 
2 

2 

1 
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6 
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7 
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1 
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137 1st Tuesday 

139|2nd Tuesday 




107 
269 


140 1 3rd Wednesday ..... 

1412nd Tuesday 


4 

1 
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133 

104 


142 j 1st Friday 

143!Wed. on or bef. F.M 


1 
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109 



320 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 336 to 340. 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



Lodge 



*2 



144 
145 
146 
147 
148 
149 
151 
153 
154 
155 
156 
157 
158 
159 
161 
162 
164 
165 
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216 
217 
218 
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228 



aTecumseh 

aJ. B. Hall 

aPrince of Wales... 

Mississippi 

aCivil Service 

aErie 

aGrand River 

aBurns 

alrving 

aPeterborough 

aYork 

aSimpson 

a Alexandra 

aGoodwood 

aPercy 

Forest 

aStar in the East. 

aBurlington 

aWentworth 

aMerritt 

aMacnab 

aBritannia 

aPrince of Wales .... 
a Ayr 

Walsingham 

The Builders 

Plattsville 

aSpeed 

aOriental 

aOld Light 

aEnniskillen 

aPlantaganet 

Belmont 

aOrillia 

aScotland 

aPetrolia 

aTuscan 

Madawaska 

aSaugeen 

St. Alban's 

aLeeds 

Irvine 

New Dominion 

Lancaster 

Evergreen 

John's 

Lake 

aHarris 

aFrederick 

aStevenson 

aCredit 

Zeredatha 

aMountain 

aMarmora 

aNorwood 

Huron 

aBernard 

aPrince Arthur 



Where held 



Stratford 

Millbrook 

Newburgh 

Almonte 

Ottawa 

Port Dover 

Kitchener 

Wyoming 

Lucan 

Peterborough 

Toronto 

Newboro 

Oil Springs 

Richmond 

Warkworth 

Wroxeter 

Wellington 

Burlington 

Stoney Creek 

Welland 

Port Colborne. . 

Seaiorth 

Iona Stn 

Ayr 

Port Rowan 

Ottawa 

Plattsville 

Guelph 

Port Burwell 

Lucknow 

York 

Riceville 

Belmont 

Orillia 

Scotland 

Petrolia 

London 

Arnprior 

Walkerton 

Mt. Forest 

Gananoque 

Elora _ 

New Hamburg 

Lancaster 

Lanark 

London 

<\meliasburg 

Orangeville 

Delhi 

Toronto 

Georgetown 

iTxbridge 

Thorold 

Marmora 

Norwood 

Hensall 

t.istowel 

Odessa 



W. Master 



D. V. McPherson 

O. R. Kidd 

J. H. Ramsay 

E. J. Lee 

H. P. Moulton 

E. M. Jaques 

B. M. McNaughton. 

J. J. Brooks 

Harry Lusk 

D. T. Crawford 

E. A. Horswill 

H. K. Coleman 

A. McLachlan 

J. J. Bannell 

M. E. Smith 

Victor Shera 

Fred. Maxwell 

W. G. Marr 

W. E. Bland 

N. H. Armstrong 

C .F. Rogers 

Chas. Holmes 

M. Morris 

Robt. Bain 

D. A. Archibald 

R. W. Lyon 

Wm. Sebold 

T. E. Green 

H. R. Johnston 

Neil McLennan 

\. W. McConachie... 

B. Faucett 

C. A. Dumaw 

E. E. Steacy 

C. D. Hunter 
Thos. Dalziel 

A. G. Dixon 

F. H. Weldon 

N. R. Robertson 

R. M. Grant 

N. R. Gardner 

J. M. Shreiber 

Rov Hunter 

D. F. MacRae 

H. C. Vaughan 

A. A. Bice 

Bernard Redner 

Eldred Whelan 

Lome Swain 

Jas. Creighton 

J. E. Sanford 

F. W. Revnolds 

J. D. Mable 

S. B. Cheeseman 

D. H. Craighead 

D. E. Kyle 

G. H. Shannon 

A. M. Clark 



Secretary 



S. W. Rust 

Chas. Thorndyke 

Delbert Sexsmith 

S. Bradley 

A. M. Hill 

J. C. King 

P. Fisher 

<\lex. McManus 

C. J. Murdy 

J. H. Vallery 

W. E. Hofland 

C. P. Bass 

N. D. Munro 

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 

John Bristow 

B. Whetstone 

E. C. Spragge 

T. J. Salkeld 

R. L. Murdoch 

G. A. Ryan 

John Ferguson 

W. J. Boyle 

E. E. Messecar 

T^loyd Stevenson 

W. D. Jackson....:. 

E. J. Davies 

C. T. Boss 

G. F. S. LeWarne.. 

A. L. Knight 

E. H. Brown 

Clayton Ingold 

J. R. Harkness 

Robt. Wilson 

C. J. Atkins 

J. A. Weese 

W. J. Price 

T. E. Gingell 

A. Robertson 

W. T. Evans 

V. M. Hare 

W. J. Mable 

C. H. Buskard 

J. F. Pearce 

W. O. Goodwin 

T H. Blackmore 

E. S. Parrott 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1938. 

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, 1939. 



15 



Night of Meeting 



144|3rd Friday 

145|2nd Thursday 

146|Wed. bef. F.M 

14711st Friday 

148|2nd Tuesday 

149|Mon. on or bef. F.M... 

15112nd Tuesday 

153[Thurs. on or bef. F.M. 

154|2nd Thursday 

155 1 1st Friday 

156 3rd Friday _ 

157|Tues. on or bef. F.M 

158|Thurs. on or aft. F.M. 

159|Tues. on or bef. F.M 

161 1 1st Wednesday 

162|Mon. on or bef. F.M 

164 1 1st Tuesday 

165 1 1st Wednesday 

166|Mon. on or bef. F.M 

168|2nd Monday 

169|2nd Tuesday 

170|lst Monday 

171|Fri. on or bef. F.M 

172|2nd Monday 

174|3rd Thursday 

177|2nd Friday 

178|Fri. on or bef. F.M 

18011st Tuesday 

181|2nd Tuesday 

184|Thurs. on or bef. F.M... 

185|Mon. on or bef. F.M 

186|Mon. on or bef. F.M 



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192|lst 
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194j2nd Wednesday 

195) 1st Monday 

Monday 

Tuesday 

on or bef. F.M 



F.M. 



196|2nd 
197|2nd 
200|Fri. 
20112nd Tuesday ... 

203|3rd Friday 

205|2nd Monday 

207|Tues. on or bef 

209|2nd Thursday 

209a|lst Friday 

215|lst Monday 

21612nd Tuesday 

217|Mon. on or bef. F.M. | 

218|2nd Monday j 

21912nd Friday | 

220 1 3rd Monday _ | 

221|2nd Thursday __ | 

22213rd Monday | 

223|2nd Monday _ | 

224|Mon. or. or aft. F.M | 

225|Fri. on or bef. F.M |. 

228|3rd Monday | 



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322 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 336 to 340. 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



Lodge 



£J 



229|aIonic. 
230 1 Kerr.. 



231| Lodge of Fidelity.. 

232 j aCameron 

233| Doric 

2 34 1 Beaver 

235|aAldworth _. 

236|aManitoba - 

237| Vienna 

238| Havelock 

239| Tweed 

242|aMacoy 

243|aSt. George 

24 5 1 aTecumseh 

247 1 a Ashlar 

249|aCalelonia 

250|aThistle 

253|aMinden 

254|aClifton 

255|aSydenham 

256|aFarran's Point .. 

257|aGalt 

258|aGuelpih 

259| Springfield 

260|aWashington 

261|aOak Branch 

262|aHarriston _ 

263|aForest 

264|aChaudiere 

2651 Patterson 

266|aNorthern Light 

267 1 Parthenon 

268|aVerulam 

269|aBrougham Union 

270|aCsdar 

271| Wellington 

272| Seymour _.... 

274|aKent 

276|aTeeswater 

277|aSeymour 

279|aNew Hope 

282 i Lome 

283|aEureka 

284| St. John's 

285| Seven Star 

286| Wingham 

287laShuniah 

289|aDoric 

290|aLeamington 

291|aDufferin 

292laRobertson 

294|aMoore 

295|aConestoga 

296|aTemple 

297|aPreston 

299| Victoria.. 



300|aMount Olivet 
3021 St. David's 



Where held 



Brampton 

Barrie ... 

Ottawa 

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 

Wins-ham 

Port Arthur 

Lobo 

Leamington 

W. Flamboro 

King 

Courtright 

Drayton 

St. Catharines 

Preston 

Centreville 

Thorndale 

St. Thomas 



W. Master 



Geo. Townsend 

i.. A. Cameron 

J. E. Fraser 

J. A. Ford 

S. M. Emery 

F. C. Cickers 

R. G. Grant- 

F. Welch 

Asel Bartlett _ 

C. J. Healey 

AT. A. Paul 

Leonard Williams.. 

H. E. Jenkins 

vV. E. Hopper... 
C. R. Sanderson 

H. L. Reay 

B. McCorquedale 

O. C. Simpson 

F. W. Gregory 

S. Duddy 

Chas. McConnell 

J. J. McCartney 

V. Mcllwraith 

F .E. Harris 

Wm. Clifford 

W. C. Matheson 

J. G. McEachren 

W. E. Freels _ 

R. L. Blois 



A. L. Francis 

G. A. Clemance 

B. V. Patten 

A.. E. Woolard 

R. C. McWhirter 

B. S. Edmonson 

Roy Laughlin 

Et. G. Johnston 

A.. Pegg 

M. Donahue 

Paul Manning 

C. H. A. Stager 

R. W. McDonald 

B. G. Wilkinson 

D. A. Rann 

J. J. E. McCague 

W. Van Wyck 

T. A. Nicholson 

\. Hocking 

I. L. Esson 

Geo. Nicholson 

W. E. Barker 

B. L. Cathcart 

Wm. Walton 

F. R. Davis 

Jas. Crawford 

Harold Cook 

R. Collins 

W. V. McNea 



Secretary 



H. A. Wilson 

C. E. Elrick 

Robt. Wilson 

C. L. Langford. 

Geo. Portice 

T. G. Idle 

G. B. Clarke - 

L. A. Arnold 

R. McLean 

Jas. Menzies 

G. D. C. Morton 

H. L. Scott 

W. J. Scott - 

A. Graham 

H. C. Davies 

I. McGregor 

D. J. McLeod 

G. H. Veale 

J. D. Muir 

M. S. Blackburn 

G. E. Hagerman 

E. F. Hetherington.. 

F. F. Sweetman 

J. F. Lamb 

H. F. Winter _ 

J. S. Hislop 

J. H. Fawcett 

W. F. Braun 

G. C. Bennett 

J. A. Thompson 

E. Robinson 

J. N. Eddington 

Harry Stinson 

J. F. Dopking 

N. J. McDougall 

Geo. T. Lacey 

E. McMullen 

C. H. Mooney 

G. S. Fowler 

T. O. Johnston 

E. Eltherington 

R. Singleton 

R. D. Adams 

Wm. Gillespie 

G. F. Crosbie 

H. L. Sherbondy 

A. P. Freed 

John McGugan...- 

G. A. Campbell 

C. O. Green 

F. E. Boys 

F. W. Burton 
C. Scan- 
C. O. Brown 
J. A. King 

H. A. Carscallen 

J. A. Elgie 

W. H. Stapleton 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1938. 

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, 1939. 



Night of Meeting 



Z^l 



229 1 3rd Tuesday 

230 1 3rd Thursday 

2313rd Tuesday 

232 1 1st Wednesday 

233 1 2nd Tuesday 

234|Tues. on or bef. F.M 

235|Fri. on or bef. F.M 

236 1 2nd Tuesday 

237|Fri. on or bef. F.M 

238|3rd Tuesday 

239 j 2nd Friday 

242|Mon. on or bef. F.M 

243|lst Tuesday _ 

245|2nd Monday 

247|4th Tuesday 

249 i 1st Monday 

250|Thurs. on or bef. F.M 

253|lst Tuesday 

254,1st Thursday 

255j2nd Wednesday 

256|Wed. on or bef. F.M 

257 1 1st Tuesday 

258|2nd Tuesday 

259 list Monday _ 

260] 1st Wednesday 

261|2nd Thursday 

262!2nd Monday 

263|Wed. on or bef. F.M 

264|4th Tuesday _ 

265|3rd Thursday 

266[Tues. on or bef. F.M 

267 list Wednesday 

268|Fri. on or bef. F.M 

2691Wed. on or bef. F.M. 

270 i 4th Tuesday 

271 Thurs. on or bef. F.M. 

27 2,2nd Tuesday 

274 2nd Monday 

276 1 4th Thursday 

277 2nd Wednesday 

279J2nd Monday 

282i2nd Tuesday 

283 2nd Wednesday 

284|Tues. on or bef. F.M 

285|2nd Monday 

286| 1st Tuesday 

287 1 1st Tuesday 

289|3rd Wednesday 

290|Tues. on or bef. F.M. 

291|3rd Thursday 

292 3rd Monday 

29412nd Thursday _... 

295jTues. on or bef. F.M.. 

296 1 3rd Wednesday 

297 1 3rd Friday 

299|Thurs. on or bef. F.M.. 

300|3rd Thursday 

30213rd Thursday __ 



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4 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 336 to 340. 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



Lodge 



S3 



303 
304 
305 



aBlyth 

aMinerva. 
Humber... 



306 Durham 



307 aArkona.. 

309 aMorning Star 

3 1 1 1 aBlack wood 

312|aPnyx 

313|aClementi 

314|aBlair 

315| Clifford 

316|aDoric 

318|aWilmot 

319|aHiram 

320|aChesterville 

321|aWalker 

322|aNorth Star 

323|aAlvinston 

324|aTemple 

325| Orono 

326 aZetland 

327|aHammond 

328| Ionic 

329|aKing Solomon 

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 1 Nilestown 

346|aOccident 

347|aMercer 

348 1 Georgian 

352|aGranite 

354| Brock 

356|aRiver Park 

357| Waterdown 

358|aDeIaware 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 1 aCopestone 

374|aKeene 



Where held 



W. Master 



Blyth 

Stroud 

Weston 

Durham 

Arkona 

Carlow 

Woodbridge 

Wallaceburg 

Lakefield 

Palmerston 

Clifford 

Toronto 

Baden 

Hagersvil le 

Chesterville 

Acton 

Owen Sound 

Alvinston 

Hamilton 

Orono 

Toronto 

Wardsville 

Napier 

Jarvis 

London 

Fordwich 

Stratford 

Flesherton 

Arthur 

Highgate 

?ort Robinson 

Wellandport 

Toronto 

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 

Welland 

Keene 



Secretary 



W. A. Elliott 

O. E. Todd 

J. W. Duke 

D. W. McClure 

Colin McLeish 

Chas. Congram 

J .W. Roe _ 

J. D. Hawken 

F. L. Erskine 

Wm. Wells 

Carl Stroh 

Geo. Pogue 

A. A. Dewar 

B. F. Winger 

A. E. Jarvis 

R. A. Winton 

P. G. McLaughlan.. 
W. M. Putt 

D. W. Cathers _ 

F. B. Whyte 

el. F. Vigeon 

fohn Archer 

Ulan Richardson 

\lbert Booth 

F. L. Brazier 

H. G. West 

G. S. Atkins 

J. A. Blackburn 

\. W. Reeves 

E. B. Mills 

W. B. Biggar 

W. E. Scott 

H. W. Pierce 

V. W. Campbell 

R. J. Haviland 

N. J. Sauter 

V. Whitlow 

J. D. Cooke 

G. J. Hughes 

N. J. MacMillan 

A. J. Forder 

L. P. Beatty 

F. G. Reid 

L. H. Small 

C. Eichenberger 

H. A. Reeves 

N. E. Prowse 

E. S. Burrows 

H. M. Merriam 

F. J. Cass 

T. A. Wilson 

H. E. Preston 

J. H. Dicken 

C. C. Halladay 

J. A. Cameron 

F. J. Conley 

A. Allan 



Robt. Newcombe 

G. W. Hewson 

A. E. Scythes 

C. H. Moffat 

R. E. Wilson 

R. D. Munro 

A. E. Kearney 

D. F. Johnson 

W. W. Yale 

W. T. Brown 

E. Eckenswiller 

R. H. Dee 

I. C. Laschinger 

C. S. Graham 

A. O. Robertson 

R. M. McDonald 

E. L. Vanstone 

James Holme 

H. I. Sparks 

Neil Colville 

Jacob Bennett 

J. H. Mclntyre 

Fred. Richardson 

R. E. Miller 

W. E. Bradt 

W. E. Montgomery.. 

E. Denroche 

C. J. Belamy 

J. A. Hardman 

R. C. McCutcheon 

R. R. Camp _ -.. 

John Lampman 

W. J. Cordell 

H. E. Steincamp 

P. W. Davies 

C. E. Barr 

J. F. Johnson 

A. G. Greenwood 
J. C. Macdonald 

W. R. Benson 

J. W. Gillies 

T. J. Purvis 

W. F. B. Switzer 

J. R. Nicol 

S. Merrill 

R. G. Wyckoff 

W. G. Gerhart 

Wm. Templeman 

R. I. Shannon 

J. A. McGugan 

A. B. Hutchcroft 

W. H. Drummond 

W. A. Beecroft 

C. G. Morris 

H. J. Sykes 

W. W. Wallace 

Alf. Tattersall - 



P. A. Armstrong ID. D. Brown 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1938. 

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, 1939. 



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1 

1 | 
8 1 
1 1 
2 
2 

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2 1 
5 1 

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1 
2 
3 

1 
2 
7 
2 







126 


320 
3?1 


Mon. on or bef. 
Mon. on or bef. 


F.M 
F.M. 


2 
5 

1 
2 
6 
2 



1 


5 


90 
145 


•}99 




1 
2 

6 

15 
1 





199 


333 


Wed. on or bef. 


F.M. 


2 

1 

1 




75 


3'4 


8 

5 

4 


481 


3251 




76 


S'fi 




444 


397 









1 

1 

1 




45 


3?8 


3rd Thursday _ _ 


1 

2 
9 


1 
2 
9 




52 


3?9 




5 


3 
1 
2 
5 
5 


93 


330 




316 


331 


Thurs. on or bef 


F.M 


1 

2 
2 

1 

2 




58 


33? 




5 1 

5 1 
3 1 

2 1 
3 

1 1 
4 

2 1 

5 1 

1 1 
11 

6 1 
4 

3 

2 ! 
2 

1 I 
7 

3 1 
4 

6 

3 1 
3 ! 
1 1 
9 

7 1 
6 1 

3 1 

4 1 
3 1 

3 1 

4 [ 


7 
5 
3 
3 
3 
1 
4 
2 
5 
3 
8 
6 
4 


7 
6 
3 
4 
3 
2 
3 
2 
4 
3 
8 
13 
3 


2 


1 
2 


8 
3 


317 


333i 




129 


334 


Tues. on or bef. 


F.M 


75 


336| 


2 

1 
4 


3 


2 
1 

5 


1 
10 
2 
9 
2 
11 
1 


119 


337 


4th Tuesday 


69 


338 


Tues. on or bef. 


F.M. 




78 


339 




355 


341 


Tues. on or bef. 


F.M.. 




57 


343 


3 




6 


7 


319 


344 1 


1st Thursday 


67 


345 


Tues. on or bef. 
3rd Wednesday 
1st Friday 


F.M, 









2 
6 
3 


120 


316 




1 


3 
2 


15 


404 


347 






121 


348 






90 


359 


3rd Wednesday 
2nd Wednesday 
1st Tuesday 




4 


4 

1 
1 
6 
1 
3 
4 
6 
1 
1 
9 
11 
6 





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1 
1 



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10 


4 
2 

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3 
6 

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2 

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82 


356 
357 


1 
8 
1 
4 
5 
6 
4 
1 
7 
8 
7 
3 
2 
5 
3 
3 


106 

197 


358 


2nd Thursday .. 
Fri. on or bef. 






79 


359 
360 


F.M. 


1 

1 

10 


2 
1 
8 
2 
1 
4 
_____ 


82 
148 


361 




314 


36? 


Mon. on or bef. 
Wed. on or bef. 


F.M. 
F.M. 


67 


364 

367 


1 
1 
3 
1 
1 


1 

12 

5 

2 

4" 

2 
2 
1 


66 
373 


368 






324 


369 

370 


2nd Tuesday 

Wed. on or bef. 


fTmT II 


231 
107 


371 


1 
3 
5 

1 


3 
3 

1 


346 


37?, 






2 
2 


2 


164 


373 




1 


227 


374 


3rd Thursday 





47 



326 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 336 to 340. 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



Z3 



Lodge 



375|aLorne 

376 Unity 

377 Lome 

378 aKing Solomon's 

37 9 i aMiddlesex 

380|aUnion 

382 1 aDoric 

383| Henderson 

384|aAlpha 

385|aSpry 

386|aMcColl 

387|aLansdowne. 

388 

389 

390 

391 

392 

393 



aHenderson 

aCrystal Fountain.. 

aFlorence 

aHoward 

aHuron 

Forest 

394|aKing Solomon's 

395| Parvaim 

396|aCedar 

397 aLeopold 

398 1 Victoria 

3991 Moffat 

400|aOakville 

401 
402 
403 
404 
405 
406 
408 
409 
410 
411 
412 
413 
414 
415 
416 
417 
418 
419 
420 
421 
422 
423 
424 
425 
426 
427 
428 
429 
430 
431 
432 
433 
434 



aCraig 

aCentral 

aWindsor 

aLorne 

Mattawa 

aSpry 

aMurray 

aGolden Rule 

aZeta 

aRodney 

a Keystone 

aNaphtali 

Pequonga 

aFort William.. 

Lyn 

aKeewatin 

aMaxville 

aLiberty 

Nipissing 

aSeott. 



Star of the East.. 

Strong 

aDoric 

aSt. Clair 

a Stanley _.... 

aNickel 

Fidelity 

aPort Elgin... 

a Acacia 

Moravian 

aHanover 

aBennechere 

Algonquin 



Where held 



Omemee 

Huntsville 

Shelburne 

London 

Bryanston 

London 

Hamilton 

Winchester 

Toronto 

Beeton 

West Lome 

Lansdowne 

Ilderton 

N. Augusta 

Florence .... 

Ridgetown 

Camlachie 

Chesley 

Thame^ford 

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 



K. A. Murray 

P. H. Gerhart 

Fred. Armstrong. 

G. F. Tomblin 

E. R. ONeil 

C. J. Hill 

J. T. Cline 



W. Master 



Rufus Keyes 

W. G. Salter 

J. A. T. Watson 

Thos. Dymock 

W. A. Trickey 

C. R. Hall 

W. O. Williams 

C. J. Houston 

B. B. Foster 

C. B. Matthews 

A. R. Siegrist 

J. A. Forbes 

\. E. Dodson 

I. L. Inglis 

Harvey Wray 

R. H. Irwin 

K. Longfield 

J. S. Hope 

E. J. Gardner 

H. W. Hall 

J. H. Lazenby 

A. Stinson 



A. F. Hardman, Jr. 

D. N. Sinulair 

D. C. Calder 

A. D. Hurst 

Hunter Singer 

S. F. Kennedy 

F. R. Cullis 

J. F. Michu 

A. J. G. Norton 

Robt. Germaney ... 

J. C. McCrady 

A. C. McCowan 

D. J. McLean 

H. M. Cole 

E. L. Moore 

A. E. Smith 

W. R. Willick 

D. T. Johnston 

F. W. White 

S. Bowles 

R. Mitchell 

C. R. Smith 

T. A. Blight 

J. R. Goar „. 

J. W. Pickard 

Jno. Garland 

T. E. Richards 

R. P. Mills 

C. H. Metcalfe 



Secretary 



R. J. H. Dick 

G. R. Booth 

S. Paterson 

Jas. White 

Chas. Gloyne 

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 
J. W. Lowrie 

D. E. Leitch 

H. J. Hogg 

L. Dean 

W. M. Newman 

T. R. Stark 

G. V. Grant 
Gordon Marsh 

E. O. Taylor 

W. R. Thomas 

H. W. McGill 

H. Beardmore 

Herbt. York 

A. I. Tongue 

A. W. Robson 
G. A. Smith 

H. H. Nicholson.. 

S. J. Boyde 

G. S. Stinson 

N. Grant 

F. J. Sawyer 

H. S. Cade 

W. T. Biggar 

F. Spafford 

C. C. Galloway 
W. S. McLean. 
W. J. Aitchison 

B. F. Nott 
Alfred Menary 
B. H. Hankinson. 
M. J. Gulley. 
L. M. Morley.. 
H. M. Stover. 

P. A. Holbrow 

Jos. Fowler 

G. R. Davey 

H. C. Koebke 

M. E. Steele 

P. C. Hunstein 
J. A. Magee 

James Reeves 

H. R. Hayward 



TORONTO. ONTARIO. 1939 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1938. 

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, 1939. 



327 



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146 

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99 

99 

65 

137 

98 

96 

59 

174 

94 

119 

399 

65 

82 

120 

110 

114 

376 

91 

375 

109 

260 

354 

33 

86 

92 

164 

314 

67 

90 

106 

78 

75 

411 

310 

134 

75 

285 

57 

103 

98 

119 


i 105 


376 2nd Wednesday .. 

377|1*t Friday 


5 

1 
10 


4 


, 163 

112 


37S >nd Thursday _ . 


1 


3 





477 


379 Wed. on or bef. F.M. 


58 


380 2nd Monday 




12 

8 

5 
17 

3 

2 

8 

1 


16 
4 
2 

16 
3 
2 
8 
1 


13 

2 
3 

17 
4 
2 
4 
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6 
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1 369 


3^2 3rd Monday 




1 417 


383 2nd Friday 




82 


384 ,1st Thursday 

385 1 3rd Monday 

386i2nd Monday _ _. 

387 Thurs. on or bef. F.M. 


1 

2 


1 447 
91 
97 
74 


388|Mon. on or bef. F.M. ... 
389|Wed. on or bef. F.M. 




99 




1 

2 

___ 


2 


75 


390 iFri. on or bef. F.M. 










70 


391 1st Monday 

392 Wed. on or bef. F.M 

393 Fri. on or bef. F.M. 


2 
2 

1 
2 

9 
2 
3 
7 
2 
4 
12 
19 




2 

1 

1 

2 

1 

6 

2 

3 

7 

4 

3 
12 
19 

1 


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1 
1 
1 
3 
1 
6 
3 
3 
7 
6 
2 
8 
19 
1 


1 

1 
1 


15 
2 


| 133 
83 
97 


394 Wed. on or bef. F.M. 


1 




95 


395 Fri. on or bef. F.M. 




65 


396 |lst Tuesday 

397 Wed. on or bef. F.M. ...... 

398|lst Wednesday . 


2 
1 

2 


1 
1 
5 
3 
__ 

1 
1 
1 
2 
1 
6 

1 

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1 

1 

2 

3 

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3 
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6 

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2 

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4 
2 
1 
9 
1 
2 
2 
1 
3 
4 
1 
7 
2 
6 
7 
2 


5 
......... 


| 138 
98 
93 


399 |lst Wednesday 

400| 1st Tuesday 

401 1st Tuesday _ . 

402| 1st Wednesday 

4031 1st Friday 

4'i4 Fri. on or bef. F.M .... 


63 

i 170 
94 


4 


8 

18 

6 


1 131 

1 393 

56 


40511st Tuesday - 




81 


4<i6 4th Wednesday . 






1 
2 
4 


2 

1 
1 
2 


I 118 


408 1st Tuesday _ 

4u9 2nd Monday 

4 In 4th Friday 


2 
3 


2 
4 




| 108 


1 
7 
4 
3 

4 


111 
I 355 


411 1st Fridav ... _ . 


2 
5 
5 
4 
4 
1 
1 
1 
6 
3 
3 


2 
4 

6 
5 
4 

1 
1 
1 
2 
3 
4 


3 

4 
9 
3 
4 
1 


SS 


412 1st Tuesday 

413 1st Tuesday _ 


372 
112 


414 1st Wednesday 

413 2nd Wednesday 

416Tues. on or bef. F.M 


252 




351 
29 
86 












92 




3 

2 
1 




2 

1 
1 


1 
3 

1 
2 

3 
3 
1 
5 
2 
3 
1 
1 


2 
3 

1 
4 
1 
1 
1 
11 
9 
3 

2 


3 
6 

~4 

12 

4 
5 


164 


12d|2nd Monday 

421' 1st Mondav 




307 

69 


1 
1 


82 


423 3rd Monday 

424 3rd Thursday _ _.. 

425 Tues. on or bef. F.M 

426 1st Tuesday 

42 7 1st Wednesday 

42- 2nd Tuesday 


2 
3 
1 
1 
9 
1 
1 
2 
1 
1 
1 
2 


2 

2 
1 
1 

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i 
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i 
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2 
2 

1 
1 
1 
2 

1 
1 

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105 
81 

75 
399 




307 





118 


42913rd Thursday 


72 


430 3rd Monday 

431 3rd Monday 




276 


_ 
1 


57 


432jLast Monday 

433 2nd Monday 

434 Tues. on or after F.M— 


5 

3 

4 


2 
2 


95 


1 
1 


93 
115 



:8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 336 to 340. 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



£.2 



Lodge 



I 

435|aHaveIock 

436|aBurns 

437|aTuscan 

438|aHarmony 

439| Alexandria 

440 1 Arcadia 

441|aWestport. 

442 

443 

444 

445 

446 

447 

448 

449 

450 



Where held 



Dyment. 

Powassan 

aNitetis 

aLake of the Woods.. 

aGranite 

aSturgeon Falls 

aXenophon 

Dundalk 

Hawkesbury 



451|aSomerville.. 



452 aAvonmore.. 

453 Royal 

454 Corona 

455 Doric 

456 aElma. 

457 aCentury 

458 aWales 

459|aCobden 

460|aRideau 

461|aIonic 

462| Temiskaming 

463| North Entrance 

464| King Edward 

4651 Carleton 

466 1 a Coronation 



467 



469 
470 
471 
472 
473 
474 



aTottenham 

aPeel 

aAlgoma. 
Victoria. 



aKing Edward... 

aGore Bay 

aBeaches 

aVictoria 

475|aDundurn 

476|aCorinthian 

477|aHarding 

478|aMilverton 

4791 Russell 

480 |a Williamsburg 

481 jaCorinthian 

482|aBancroft 

483|aGranton 

484| Golden Star 

485|aHaileybury 

486|aSilver 

487|aPenewobikong 
488|aKing Edward 

489| Osiris 

490|aHiram 

491|aCardinal 

492!aKarnak 



Havelock 

Hepworth 

Sarnia 

Toronto 

Alexandria 

Minden 

Westport 

Thessalon 

Powassan 

Creemore 

Kenora 

Fort Frances 

Sturgeon Falls 

Wheatley 

Dundalk _ 

Ha wkesbu ry 

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 

Ohippawa 

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 



W. Master 



W. J. Nobes 

W. J. R. Kerr 

J. H. Coleman 

W. H. King 

D. Connell 

Wm. Ferguson 

O. Kirkpatrick 

Samuel Cole 

C. P. Shapter 

G. J. Thomson 

N. C. Nuson 

C. H. Mann 

L. J. Gilliland 

J. E. Dales 

John McKinnon 

A. C. Price 

L. Stanhope 

T. J. McBride 

F. L. Cunningham. 

H. D. Stephens 

T. F. Orr 

W. J. Worth 

J.L. Fletcher 

R. M. Baxter 

R. Wallace 

G. McPherson 

J. E. Vennes 

H. G. Simpson 

Ray Archer 

Chester Shier 

A. E. Cavanagh 

W. S. Campbell 

H. C. Kent 

G. E. Atkinson 

R. B. Wansbrough. 

Jas. Poppleton 

H. T. Kerr 

T. A. McLean 
S. J. Manchester 

A. O. Wilson 

A. W. Shedden 

E. M. Moses 

E. E. Maclnnes 

Fred. Dale 

W. P. Cherry 

Adam Frost 

W. N. Hannigan 

W. N. Wiggins 

Roy Mills 

W. A. Weare 

D. G. Wilson 

A.J. Munro 

F. C. Hamill 

R. J. Haslam 

M. G. Haey 

J. A. McArthur 

A. H. Adams 

W. Williams 



Secretary 



A. C. Denike 

W. F. Brown 

W. J. Barrie _ 

G. H. Simons - 

G. A. Bradley- - 

T. L. Prentice 

S. G. Crawford 

E. G. ilagan 

L. A. Purdon 

A. Gillespie -.. 

W. M. Benidickson.. 
J. R. Angus 

E. W. Innes 

W. M. Chute 

L. C. Champ 

Alex. Seay 

C. W. Wellstood 

A. McKinnon 

R. J. Aldrich 

Ed. Doherty 

M. L. Bock 

K. E. Staffen 

G. E. Johnston 

G. D. Colquhoun 

F. W. Truelove 

S. Willoughby 

J. A. Crackel 

J. H. Brown 

W. C. Kellett 

L. M. Pinkham 

G. A. Moore 

A. L. Fleming 

1. Delaney 

J. G. Fleetham 

J. Dudley 

J. P. Schissler 

E. G. McKenzie 

F. W. Clarke 

S. A. Griffin 

D. L. McPherson 

Geo. Milne 

F. L. Brownlee 

W. J. Stoddart 

E. Siegner 

R. W. Atkinson 

A. M. Casselman 

W. J. Forrester 

J. L. Churcher 

Robt. Rainey 

C. Holland 

J. T. Leishman 

E. L. Tomney 

G. J. McArthur 

A. C. Quick 

G. W. Begley 
A. E. Colgan 
J. E. Schliohter 

F. W. Brown 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1938. 

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- 
arc corrected up to July 31, 1939. 



329 



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436 j 2nd Tuesday ... 

437! 3rd Wednesday _ 

438 1 4th Monday 

439 1st Tuesday 

44ii Fri. on or bef. F.M. 

441 1 1st Friday 

4 '1 2nd Thursday — 

442,2nd Friday 

4443rd Monday 

445 2nd Wednesday 

446 1 1st Tuesday 

447 2nd Thursday 

44S 3rd Thursday 

449|3rd Monday 

450 3rd Thursday 

451|Thurs. on or bef. F.M. 
452|Tues. on or bef. F.M. 

453 1st Wednesday 

454 2nd Monday 

455|2nd Tuesday 

456 1st Thursday .... 

457 3rd Tuesday 

45S|Mon. on or bef. F.M. ... 

459 2nd Tuesday 

460JThurs. on or bef. F.M. 

461 1 1st Thurs 

46213rd Thurs - 

463|3rd Wednesday - 

46412 nd Friday - 

465!Fri. on or bef. F.M. ... 
466! 1st Friday _ 

467 i 1st Monday 

468 i 2nd Friday 

469! 1st Monday 

470|3rd Wednesday 

4711 1st Wednesday 

472|lst Wednesday 

473j2nd Friday 

474|3rd Tuesday ... 
47513rd Saturday 
47 6 1 Fri 



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F.M. ... 

F.M _ 

F.M. 



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477 Mon. on or bef. 
478|Mon. on or bef. 
479| Mon. on or aft. 
480|Thurs. on or bef 

481|4th Thursday 

482j2nd Monday 

483 1 Mon. on or bef. F.M 

484)2nd Tuesday 

48511st Thursday 

486 [1st Monday 

487|2nd Monday 

488|2nd Tuesday 

489|2nd Friday 

490|2nd Thursday 

49112nd Friday 

492|lst Thursday _ 



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GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 336 to 340. 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 






Lodge 



494|aRiverdale.. 

495|aElectric 

496|aUniversity.. 



497| S.t Andrew's 

498|aKing George V... 

499|aPort Arthur 

500|aRose. 

501|aConnaught 

502|aCoronation 

503 lain wood 

504| Otter 

505|aLynden . 



506 

507 

508 

509 

510 

511 

512 

513|aCorinthian.. 

514|aSt. Alban's. 

515laReba 



aPorcupine— . 

aElk Lake 

aOzias 

aTwin City_ 

aParkdale 

aConnaught-. 
Malone- 



516|aEnterprise 

517 jaHazeldean 

518| Sioux Lookout.. 

5 1 91 aOnondaga. 

520|aCoronati 

521|aOntario 

522|aMount Sinai 

523|aRoyal Arthur 

524|aMississauga 

525|aTempIe 

526|aIonic 

527 1 Espanola _ 

528| Golden Beaver.. 

529|aMyra 

530 1 Cochrane 

531|aHigh Park... 

532[aCanada ....... 

533| aShamrock 

534|aEnglehart 

5 3 5 1 a Plhoe n i x. 

536|aAlgonquin __... 

537|aUlster.. 



538|aEarl Kitchener 

5391 Waterloo 

540|aAbitibi 

541 jaTuscan 

542 aMetropolitan 

543lalmperial 

544|aLincoln 



54 5 la John Ross Robertson 

546|aTalbot 

547|aVictory 

548|aGeneral Mercer 

549|aIonic _..._ 

550|aBuchanan 

551 laTuscan 



Where held 



Toronto 

Hamilton 

Toronto 

Arden 

Coboconk 

Port Arthur- 
Windsor 

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 



W. Master 



L. E. Jordan 

S. Rosen 

F. L. Lorriman 

J. E. Hughes 

W. F. Rumney 

D. R. C. Lanktree 

R. E. Lounsbury 

N. Archbold 

E. L. Snyder . 

Roy Doan 

Jake Vanclief _ 

A. R. Mannen 

Jas. Fell 

J. A. Forbes 

H. A. Moule... 

S. M. Denison 

P. J. Reynolds 

Robt. Irving 

H. C. Stevens 

Henry Eydt 

H. R .H. Williams 

R. K. Johnston 

Garnet Dougherty 

A. W. Grant 

W. W. Fuller 

S. Flaherty 

Jas. Henderson 

A. W. Richardson 

Abraham Fox _ 

L. H. Ingram 

J. A. Smith 

J. G. Meldrum 

E. Lachance 

John Gutcher 

W. W. Tanner 

D. B. Allan 

L. R. Eades 

J. C. Doney 

J. J. McLennan 

A. A. Archambault 

J. Howie 

I. L. Barnhart 

G. M. Ferguson 

G. S. Saunderson 

N. V. Sagert 

V. Snider 

J. C. Kincade 

F. D. Robertson 

J. D. Evans 

A. E. Moss 

G. Miller 

H. V. Locke 

C. H. Roberts 

Frank Wells 

H. W. Dunton 

S. Mitchell 

J. N. Chandler 

A. L. Hardy 



Secretary 



R. F. Thomas 

Bert Culm _ 

Wm. Dowds. J 

E. I. Pixley 

J. G. McFarland 

S. H. Green 

D. W. F. Nichols _ 

J. T. Lee. _ 

C. A. Merritt 

J. R. Graham _ 

E. W. Joynt 

W. L. Taylor 

W. H. Johns 

J. M. Coghil! 

E. W. Lavery 

Geo. DeKleinhans 

J. H. Mills 

E. C. Schoales 

0. J. Silver 

J. R. Croft 1 

G. F. Frankland— 

S. W. Seago _ 

A. R. Singleton 

J. H. Nesbitt 

A. E. Hainsworth 

A. A. Barton 

H. Spencer 

A. R. Graham 

Max Cooper 

G. W. Haley -.... _. 

W. M. Gemmell 

F. R. Fleet 

P. E. Watters 

J. F. Freure 

1. M. Gordon _ 

W. R. Bishop _... 

A. T. King ._ 

R. B. Magill 

Alex. Wilson 

E. W. Leith 

F. A. Errett 

F. H. Clark 

C. O. Maddock 

Geo. Chambers - 

B. J. Brownell 

C. O. Hemphill 

F. K. Ebbitt 

Jas. Herriot 

J. A. Troyer 

A. G. Corscadden 

S. Young _ _ 

jW. J. S. Graham 

jW. A. McPherson 

|H. J. Unwin 

W. H. Quinn 

J. P. Simpson 

I A. N. Moore 

R. A. Carter 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 331 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1938. 

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, 1939. 



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536| 3rd Tuesday 

537 1 1st Monday ...._ 

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2 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 336 to 340. 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



Lodge 



Z2 



aWardrope.. 

aNation 

aFinch.. 



552 aQueen City. 

553|aOakwood 

554|aBorder Cities.. 

555 

556 

557 

558 

559 

560 

561 

562 

563 

564 

565 

566 

567 

568 

569 

570 

571 

572 

573 



aS. A. Luke 

aPalestine 

St. Andrew's.. 

aAcacia 

aHamilton 
aVictory 

Ashlar 



aKilwinning 

aKing Hiram 

aSt. Aldan's 

aHullett 

aDoric 

aDufferin 

aAntiquity 

aMizpah 

aAdoniram 

574|aCraig 

575|aFidelity 

576|aMimosa 

577|aSt. Clair 

578|aQueen's 

579|aHarmony 

580|aAcacia 

581|aHarcourt. 

582 

583 

584 



aSunnyside.. 

aTransportation.. 

aKaministiquia 

585 aRoyal Edward 

586 " 
587 
588 
589 
590 



aRememb ranee 

aPatricia 

aNational 

aGrey 

aDefenders 

59l|aNorth Gate 

592|aFairbanks 

593|aSt. Andrew's 

594|aHillcrest 

595|aRideau.. 



Where held 



596|aMartintown 

597|aTemple 

598|aDominion 

599|aMount Dennis 

600|aMaple Leaf 

601|aSt. Paul 

602|aHugh Murray 

603laCampbell 

604|aPalace 

605|aMelita 

606|aUnity.. 



607laGolden Fleece. 

608|aGothic 

6091 Tavistock 



Toronto 

Toronto 

Windsor 

Hamilton 

Spencerville 

Finch 

Ottawa....- 

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 

Foi-t William- 
Kingston 

Toronto .?... 

Toronto 

Capreol 

Toronto 

Ottawa 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Hamilton 

Hamilton 

Ottawa 

Martintown 

London 

Windsor 

Weston 

Toronto 

Sarnia 

Hamilton 

Campbellville 

Windsor 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Lindsay 

Tavistock 



W. Master 



G. A. Garnett 

W. A. Savage 

R. D. Hardy 

J. B. Inch 

J. H. Bennett 

D. G. McLeod 

Geo. Ferguson 

Ben Yaffe 

H. L. Lamble 

J. M. M. Spicer 

A. J. Johnston 

L. H. Veale 

J. S. Craig 

G. J. Beach 

A. Wright 

H. L. Bennett 

John Harvey 

J. W. Baker 

A. M. Polio 

E. .1. Frist 

E. O. Lockhart 

Geo. Hall 

D. Drummond 

L. P. Thatcher 

R. E. Webster 

F. N. Fletcher 

C. E. Walker 

John Waide 

L. H. Lunn 

C. E. Macdonald _ 

E. W. M. Thomson.. 
C. A. Ward - 

C. West 

A. W. Brundage 

W. A. Anderson 

Alex. Braid wood 

D. Emerson 

W. B. Petch 

E. E. Williams 

C. K. F. West 

F. W. Hall 

D. Munro 

G. C. Morris 

A. E. Masterman 

J. R. Owen 

W. J. McCauley 

Hedley Coates 

F. S. Fordham 

R. S. Jones 

J. A. Smith 

W. J. Woods. Jr 

L. W. McMillan 

L. E. Chambers 

S. M. Black 

J. T. Minaker 

E. W. Hewgi 

E. D. Fulton 

G. S. Murray 



Secretary 



W. Carey- 

S. H. McElwain _ 

E. T. Howe - 

M. E. Smith 
G. R. Drummond 

A. McMillan 

R. M. Stanton 

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. C. Fairbairn 

F. Howell 

C. H. Stringer 

W. G. Smith 

Wm. Moull 

G. F. Empringham 

Philip Bach 

L. T. Rutledge 

W. H. Kent 

J. W. Bradshaw 

W. P. Scott 

K. N. Carrie 

J. G. Dunn 

N. B. Darrell 

S. A. Hitsman 

C. H. Ward 

Robt. Somerville 

M. Nisbet 

E. G. Armstrong 

J. D. Gardner 

A. G. Roberts 

T. G. Taylor 

F. W. Davidson 

G. A. Sweatman 
G. Chequer - 

D. A. Ross 

W. G. Stewart 

J. A. Wickens 

F. Thain 

A. R. Howlett 

J. T. Elliott 

J. Eaglesham 

T. H. Snyder 

J. G. Moncrieff ... 

E. W. Skirrow . 

E. F. Trumper 

Robt. Macfarlane 
W. R. Allely 

G. F. Holley 



TORONTO, ONTARIO. 1939 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1938. 

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, 1939. 



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334 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



RETURNS OF LODGES AS 

For Secretary's Address look first at list of Special Addresses, pages 336 to 340. 
Lodges marked (a) hold their Installation of Officers on or near the Festival 

The names of the W. M. and Secretary 



Lodge 



610|aAshlar 

611 laHuron-Bruce 

612|aBirch Cliff 

613|aFort Erie 

614 1 a Adanac 

615|aDominion 

616| aPerf ection 

617|aNorth Bay 

618|aThunder Bay 

619|aRunnymede 

620|aBay of Quinte 

621|aFrontenac 

622|aLorne 

623| Doric 

624|aDereham 

625|aHatherly 

626|aStamford 

627JaPelee 

628|aGlenrose 

629|aGrenville.. 



630|aPrince of Wales 



aManitou. 
aLong Branch 

aHastings 

aDelta 



631 
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635|aWellington 

636|aHornepayne 

637|aCaledonia 

638|aBedford 

639|aBeach 

640|aAnthony Sayer 

64 1 1 aGarden 

642|aSt. Andrew 's 

6431 a Cathedral 

644|aSimcoe 

645|aLake Shore 

646| Rowland 

647|aTodmorden 

648|aSpruce Fills 

649|aTemple 

650|aFidelity 

651 [aDentonia 

652|aMemorial 

653|aScarboro.. 

654|aAncient Landmarks. 

655laKingsway 

UD|Kenogamisis 



Where held 



Byron 

Toronto _ 

Birch Cliff 

Fort Erie - 

Merritton 

Ridgeway 

St. Catharines 

North Bay 

Port Arthur 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Sharbot Lake 

Chapleau _ 

Kirkland Lake 

Mount Elgin _ _ 

Sault Ste. Marie- 
Stamford Centre.. 

Scudder 

Elmira 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Emo 

Mimico 

Hastings 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Hornepayne 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Hamilton Beach 

Mimico _ 

Windsor 

Windsor 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Mimico 

Mount Albert 

Todmorden 

Kapuskasing 

Oshawa 

Toledo 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Agincourt 

Hamilton 

Lambton Mills 

Geraldton 



W. Master 



R. L. Irwin 

A. C. Dickson 

D. G. MacBain 

A. J. Francis 

A. V. Hammond, Jr. 

M. W. Disher 

A. L. Allan 

J. A. Gibbs 

D. R. Harriston 

W. J. McDougall 

John Mack 

W. A. Weatherhead... 

S. W. McDonald 

G. A. Cowie 

Wm. Stoakley 

N. M. Menzies 

G. W. Powell „ 

G. T. Hudson 

I. C. Ernst 

W. T. Eyre 

Jas. Gillespie 

David Woodgate 

P. J. Feakins 

J. V. Findly 

J. P. Homes 

W. S. Smellie 

Bruce Bushell 

W. G. Smith 

J. A. Code 

E. M. Waterbury 

R. H. Tew 

C. C. Sales 

G. A. Malthouse 

J. G. Jack 

G. M. Jebb 

E. C. Horwood 

C. R. Moorhead 

S. Pover 

Jack Barrett 

E. A. Cooper 

Jas. Reynolds 

Ernest Bray 

John Harvey 

R. B. Mason 

G. T. Inch 

R. J. Pearce 

M. Rabbitts 



Secretary 



N. T. Sanderson. 

Peter Muir 

J. A. Moir 

H. A. Yeo 



S. A. Moffatt 

Dr. G. E. Teal 

G. H. Davis 

E. R. Herbert 

O. R. Tanner 

W. M. Hamshaw 

S. Chamberlain 

P. S. Millikin 

J oh n Reid 

Colin Clarke 

J. D. Flanders 

G. E. Richardson 

R. F. Cooper 

Wilfred Botham 

F. C. Ruppel 

W. J. Streigiht _.... 

A. Young 

G. H. Brodie 

G. A. Brandow_ 

C. P. Plant 

Alex. Lawrence 

G. W. Smith 

L. Leggatt 

J. C. McAllister 

C. H. R. Devey 

H. S. Marshall 

E. J Hutchins 

John Briggs 

N. Burbridge 

J. K. McGuire 

W. G. Mackay 

E. H. Glenn 

R. N. Armstrong 

W. M. Williams 

T. E. Mackey 

R. H. Crossley 

R. R. Eaton 

Wm. Tennant _. 

S. J. Boyde 

W. B. Cole .._ 

Jas. McKay 

G. J. Bartholomew. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 

AT DECEMBER 31, 1938. 

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, 1939. 



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336 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, 60 Brock St 

5 Sussex Brockville Thos. H. Guest, 374 King St. W. 

6 Barton Hamilton B. E. James, Box 304 

10 Norfolk Simcoe D. G. Campbell, 154 Colborne St. N. 

lll.Moira - Belleville J. W. Cook, 7 Forin St. 

15 St. George's St. Catharines C. H. Hesburn, 54 George St. 

16 g t ' Andrew's Toronto Wm. Lawrence, 202 Westminister 

Ave. 

17 St. John's Cobourg Thos. Hardcastle, R.R. No. 3 

20 gt. 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. 

25. Ionic Toronto D. H. Porter, 357 Bay St. 

27 Strict Observance. Hamilton R. M. Allworth, 28 James So. 

40 St John's Hamilton C. F. Marshall, 43 Fairleigh Av. 

South 
42 St. George's London C. M. Linnell, 105 Oxford St. W. 

43 King Solomon's Woodstock A. W. Massie, 717 Rathbourne Av 

44 st Thomas St. Thomas F. R. Palmer, 332 Talbot St. 

45 Brant Brantford Geo. Whitwill, 149 Sheridan St. 

46 Wellington .Chatham W .J. McCall, 24 Stanley Ave. 

47l"Great Western Windsor _ A. M. Wright, 167 Erie St. E. 

52 Dalhousie Ottawa H. W. Jackson, 290 Bronson Ave. 

54 Vaughan Maple E. A. Carson, R.R. No. 1 

56. Victoria Sarnia H. W. Unsworth, 219 Mitton St. N 

57 Harmony Binbrook las. D. Rose, Blackheath 

58 Doric Ottawa T. A. Ross, 480 Cooper St. 

61 Acacia Hamilton C. E. Kelly, 73 Melrose Ave 

g4 Kilwinning London W Lancaster, 15 Stanley St 

65 Rehoboam Toronto George H. Mitchell, 212 Keewatin 

Ave. 

72 Alma Gait A. G. Malcolm, 76 Rose St. 

74 St. James S. Augusta H. H. Throop, R.R. No. 2, Brock- 
ville 

75 St. John's..- Toronto I W. Brader, 25 Hollywood Cres. 

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. 

99 Tuscan Newmarket R. L. Pritchard, 35 Lome Ave. 

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 Av. 

107 St. Paul's Lambeth R. A. McDougall, R.R. No. 1, 

Glanworth 

108 Blenheim Princeton S. C. Robson, Drumbo 

119 Maple Leaf Bath D. F. Aylsworth, R.R. No. 2 

120 Warren Fingal C. P. Silcox, R.R. No. 3, Shedden 

121 Doric Brantford I P. Temple, 42 Nelson St. 

123 Belleville Belleville C. D. Crosby, 245 Coleman St. 

125 Cornwall Cornwall A.. W. Gammon, Box 1181 

127 Franck Frankford 5. D. Wright, R.R. No. 1 

128 Pembroke Pembroke C. W. Fraser. 423 McKay St. 

139 Lebanon .._ Oshawa W. A. Hare, 8 Bond St E. 

140 Malahide Aylmer Geo. Stewart, Springfield 

144 Tecumseh _ _ Stratford S. W. Rust, 203 Douglas St. 

146 Prince of Wales Newburgh D. Sexsmith, R.R. No. 1, Wilton 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 337 

No. Lodge Location Secretary and P.O. Address 

148 Civil Service Ottawa A. M. Hill. 652 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 Eglinton Av. E. 

158 Alexandra ..Oil Springs N. D. Munro, R.R. No. 2 

159 Goodwood Richmond S .B. Gordon, R.R. No. 1 

168 Merritt Welland L. R. Brennan, 62 Hellems Ave. 

177 The Builders Ottawa J. J- McGill, 189 Holmwood Ave. 

178 Plattsville Plattsville J. Bristow, Bright 

180.-.. Speed _._ ..Guelph B. Whetstone, 90 Yorkshire St. 

193 Scotland Scotland E. E. Messecar, R.R. No. 1 

195 Tuscan _ London W. D. Jackson, Box 624 

209a. St. John's London C. J. Atkins, 348 Tecumseh 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 

230 Kerr Barrie C. E. Elrick, 66 Eccles St. 

231 Lodge of Fidelity—Ottawa Robt. Wilson, 21 Fifth Ave. 

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, 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 J. N. Eddington, 124 William St. 

North 

270 Cedar Oshawa N. J. McDougall, 101 Ontario St. 

271... Wellington Erin G. T. Lacey, Box 136, Hillsburg 

272 Seymour Ancaster E. McMullen, R.R. No 1, Hamilton 

283 Eureka Belleville R. D. Adams, 272 Albert St. 

287 Shuniah _ _Port Arhtur A. P. Freed, Box 85 

289 Doric Lobo J. McGugan, R.R. No. 1. Denfield 

292 Robertson King F. E. Boys, R.R. No. 2 

296 Temple ..St. Catharine? 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 Carlow R. D. Munro, Auburn 

312 Pnyx Wallaceburg 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 Av. S. 

326 Zetland Toronto J. Bennett, 9 Richmond St. E. 

328 Ionic _ Napier Fred. Richardson, Kerrwood 

329 King Solomon's Jarvis R. E. Miller. R.R. No. 3 

330 Corinthian London W. E. Bradt, 16 Cove Rd. 

332 Stratford _ Stratford E. Denroche, 46 Erie Ave., Apt. 1 

339 Orient. -....Toronto W. J. Cordell, 117 Benson Ave. 

343 Georgian Toronto P. W. Davies, 229 Symington Ave. 

345 Nilestown Nilestown .J. F. Johnson, R.R. No. 8, 

London 

346 Occident ..Toronto A. G. Greenwood, 1985 Dufferin St. 

357 Waterdown Millgrove J. R. Nicol, R.R. No. 4, Dundas 

361 .... Waverley Guelph Wm. Templeman, 268 Queen St. W. 

367 St. George .Toronto A. B. Hutchcroft, 112 Kingsway 

368 Salem Brockville W. H. Drummond, 53 Pearl St W 



338 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

No. Lodge Location Secretary and P.O. Address 

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. J. 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, R.R. 1, Denfield 

390 Florence Florence S. Hanks, R.R. 2, Croton 

397 Leopold Brigden T. R. Stark, Box 117 

399 Moffatt Harrietsville G. Marsh, R.R. No. 2, Belmont 

403 Windsor Windsor H. Beardmore, Apt. 315, 1616 

Ouellette Ave. 

410 Zeta Toronto S. J. Boyde, 1542 Dufferin St. 

412 Keystone Sault Ste. Marie N. Grant, 31 Grace St. 

415 Fort William Fort William W. T. Biggar, 506 Grain Exchange 

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 Av. 

430 Acacia Toronto M. E. Steele, 157 St. Germain Av 

434 Algonquin Elmsdale H. R. Hayward, Scotia 

437 Tuscan Sarnia W. J. Barrie, Room 5, Masonic 

Building 

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. J. Aldrich, 1437 McGregor Av 

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 Av 

475 Dundurn Hamilton G. Milne, 85 Lottridge St. 

481 Corinthian Toronto W. J. Forrester, 12 Evans Ave. 

489 Osiris Smiths Falls G. W. Begley, Drawer 1480 

494 Riverdale Toronto R. F. Thomas, 933 Woodbine Av. 

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, 373 Pine St. 

501 Connaught Mimico J. T. Lee, 96 Hillside Ave. 

503 Inwood Inwood J. R. Graham, RR. No 3, Oil City 

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 Oonondaga A. A. Barton, R.R. 1, Cainsville 

520 Coronati Toronto H. Spencer, 32 Sorauren Ave. 

521 Ontario Windsor A. R. Graham, 359 Partington Av 

522 Mt. Sinai Toronto Max Cooper, 32 Ardmore Rd. 

523 Royal Arthur Peterborough G. W. Haley, 85 Benson Ave. 

524 Mississauga Port Credit W. M. Gemmell, Oakland Ave. 

525 Temple Toronto F. R. Fleet, 518 Indian Grove 

526 Ionic Westboro P. E. Watters, 139 Bayswater Av 

531 High Park Toronto R. B. Magill, 35 Armadale Ave. 

532 Canada Toronto Alex. Wilson, 24 Badgerow Ave. 

533 Shamrock Toronto E. W. Leith, 84 Gothic Ave. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 339 

No. Lodge Location Secretary and P.O. Address 

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 Av 

541 Tuscan... Toronto Jas. Herriot, 8 Glen Avon Rd. 

542 Metropolitan Toronto _ J. A. Troyer, 127 Old Orchard 

Grove 

543 Imperial Toronto A.G. Corscadden, 51 Highcroft Rd 

544 Lincoln Abingdon Stanley Young, R.R. 1, Caistor 

545 John Ross Centre 

Robertson Toronto W. J. S. Graham. 16 Herbert Av 

546 Talbot..... ...St. Thomas W. A. McPherson. 38 Metcalfe St 

547 Victory Toronto H. J. Unwin, 1580 Bathurst St. 

548 General Mercer. Toronto W. H. Quinn, 301 Pacific Ave. 

549 Ionic ...Hamilton J. P. Simpson, 21 Belview Ave. 

550_....Buchanan Hamilton A. M. Moore, 31 Genesee St. 

551 Tuscan Hamilton R. A. Carter, 13 Blythe St. 

552 Queen City Toronto Walter Carey, 2052 Cerrard 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 ..... M. E. Smith, 250 Main St. W. 

558 Sidney Albert 

Luke Ottawa .R .M. Stanton, 124 Aylmer Ave. 

559 Palestine _ 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, 1990 Bloor St. W. 

567 St. Aidans Toronto W. R. Taylor, 627 Lonsdale Rd. 

570 Dufferin Toronto J. A. Hodgins. 95 Clinton St. 

571 Antiquity Toronto... T. G. Fairbairn, 98 du Vernet Av 

572 Mizpah Toronto F. Howell, 24 Olive Ave. 

573 Adoniram _ Niagara Falls C. H. Stringer, 1259 Heywood Av 

574 Craig Ailsa Craig ..W. G. Smith, R.R. 6, Parkhill 

575 Fidelity Toronto W. Moull, 11 Lindsay Are. 

576 Mimosa ..Toronto G. F. Empringham, 142 Dawes Rd 

577 St. Clair _.. Toronto Philip Bach, 183 Grace St. 

578 Queens Kingston L. T. Rutledge. 604 Earl St. 

579...._Harmony .Windsor W. H. Kent. 1577 Goyeau St. 

580 Acacia London J. W. Bradshaw, 795 Richmond St 

581 Harcourt Toronto W. P. Scott. 36 King W. 

582 Sunnyside Toronto K. N. Carrie, 58 Roncesvalle_s Av 

583 Transportation Toronto J. G. Dunn, 65 Armadale Ave. 

584 Kaministiquia Fort William N. B. Darrell, 331 South May St. 

585 Royal Edward Kingston _ S. A. Hitsman, 637 Johnson St 

5S6 Remembrance Toronto C. H. Ward, 48 Mortimer Ave. 

587 Patricia Toronto Robt. Somerville, 127 Garden Ave 

589 Grey Toronto E. G. Armstrong, 29 Roe Ave. 

590... ..Defenders Ottawa _ J. D. Gardner, 143 Echo Drive 

591 North Gate Toronto A. G. Roberts, 70 Broadway Ave. 

592 Fairbank. Toronto T. G. Taylor, Fairbank P.O. 

593 St. Andrew's Hamilton F.W. Davidson, 52 Barnesdale Ave.S 

594 Hillcrest. Hamilton G. A. Sweatman, 40 Alpine Ave. 

595 Rideau Ottawa G. Chequer, 3 Ashbury PI. Lin- 

denlea, Ottawa 

597 Temple London W. G. Stewart, 201 Richmond St. 

598 Dominion Windsor _ J. A. Wickens, 680 Dougall Ave. 

599 Mt. Dennis Weston F. Thain, 12 Craydon Ave., Mt. 

Dennis 

600 Maple Leaf Toronto A. R. Howlett, 33 Ridley Gardens 

601 St. Paul's ... Sarnia J. T. Elliott, 110 Crawford St. 



340 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

No. Lodge Location Secretary and P.O. Address 

602 Hugh Murray Hamilton J. Eaglesham, 15 Emerald St. S. 

604 Palace _ -..Windsor J. G. Moncrieff, Heintzman Bldg. 

605 Melita _ Toronto E. W. Skirrow, 47 Eastbourne 

Cresc. 

606 Unity ....Toronto E. F. Trumper, 162 St. John's Rd 

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 Peter Muir, 41 Ben Lamond Ave. 

612 Birch Cliff _..Birch Cliff J. A. Moir, 23 Valhalla Blvd. 

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 O. R. Tanner, 404 Public Utili- 
ties Bldg. 
619 Runnymede Toronto W. McK. Hamshaw, 76 Glendale 

Ave. 
620 Bay of Quinte Toronto S. Chamberlain, 201 Cottingham 

Street 

623 Doric Kirkland Lake Colin Clarke. Box 336 

625 Hatherly Sault Ste. Marie. G. E. Richardson, 14 The Drive 

626 Stamford Stamford Centrc.R. F. Cooper, 436 Longhurst St. 

627 Pelee _ Scudder W. Botham, 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 

634 Delta Toronto A. Lawrence, 148 Roehampton Av 

635 Wellington Toronto G. W. Smith, 75 Highbourne Rd. 

637 Caledonia Toronto T. C. McAllister, 147 Browning A 

638 Bedford Toronto. C. H. R. Devey, 67 Yonge St. Bid 

639 Beach Hamilton Beach H. S. Marshall, 554 Beach Blvd. 

640 Anthony Sayer Mimico E. J. Hutchins, 36 Eastbourne Cr 

641 Garden Windsor John Briggs, 1553 Marentette Av 

642 St. Andrew's Windsor M. Burbridge, 167 Cameron Ave. 

643 Cathedral Toronto J. K. McGuire, 174 Rosewell Ave. 

644 Simcoe Toronto W. G. Mackay, 2 Salem Ave. 

645 Lake Shore Mimico E. H. Glenn, 17 Eastbourne Cres. 

Toronto 

646 Rowland Mt. Albert R. A. Armstrong, Zephyr, Ont. 

647 Todmorden Todmorden W. W. Williams, 44 Blantyre Ave. 

649 Temple Oshawa R. H. Crossley, 112 Frederick St. 

651 Dentonia Toronto Wm. Tennant, 19 Avonlea Blvd. 

652 Memorial Toronto S. J. Boyde, 1542 Dufferin St. 

654 Ancient 

Landmarks Hamilton J. McKay, 153 Kensington Ave. S 

655 Kingsway Lambton Mills G. J. Bartheolomew, 67 Grenview 

Blvd. 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 341 



List of Lodges — By Districts 



ALGOMA DISTRICT— (9 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bio. O. F. Young, Port Arthur 

No. 2S7 — Shuniah Port Arthur No. 511 — Connaught W. Fort William 

No. 415 — Fort William Fort William No. 584 — Kaministiquia Ft. William 

No. 453— Royal Fort William No. 618— Thunder Bay Pt. Arthur 

No. 499 — Port Arthur.Port Arthur No. 636 — Hornepayne ...Hornepayne 

U. D. Kenogamisis Geraldton 

BRANT DISTRICT— (14 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. M. C. Hawley, Paris 

No. 35— St. Johns ...._ -Cayuga No. 243 — St. George St. George 

No. 45 — Brant Brantford No. 319 — Hiram Hagersville 

No. 82 — St. Johns Paris No. 329 — King Solomon Jarvis 

No. 106 — Burford Burford No: 505 — Lynden Lynden 

No. 113— Wilson Waterford No. 508— Ozias Brantford 

No. 121 — Doric ..Brantford No. 515— Reba Brantford 

No. 193 — Scotland „ _ Scotland No. 519 — Onondaga - Onondaga 

BRL'CE DISTRICT— (12 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Wm. T. Baillie, Cargill 

No. 131 — St. Lawrence Southampton No. 393 — Forest Chesley 

No. 197— Saugeen Walkerton No. 396— Cedar _ Wiarton 

No. 235 — Aldworth _ Paisley No. 429 — Port Elgin Port Elgin 

No. 262 — Harriston Harriston No. 431 — Moravian Cargill 

No. 315 — Clifford - Clifford No. 432— Hanover _ Hanover 

No. 362— Maple Leaf .... _....Tara No. 436 — Burns _ Hepworth 

CHATHAM DISTRICT— (14 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. R. C. McCutcheon, Highgate 

No. 46— Wellington Chatham No. 327 — Hammond .....Wardsville 

No. 2io — Tecumseh Thamesville No. 336 — Highgate - Highgate 

No. 255 — Sydenham Dresden No. 390 — Florence _.._ Florence 

No. 267 — Parthenon _ Chatham No. 391 — Howard _ -Ridgetown 

No. 274— Kent Blenheim No. 422— Star of the East.Bothwell 

No. 282 — Lome -....Glencoe No. 457 — Century Merlin 

No. 312— Pnyx Wallaceburg No. 563— Victory Chatham 

EASTERN DISTRICT— (18 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. D. S. Macintosh, Martintown 

No. 21a— St. Johns...-. Vankleek Hill No. 418— Maxville Maxville 

No. 125 — Cornwall Cornwall No. 439 — Alexandria Alexandria 

No. 142 — Excelsior - Morrisburg No. 450 — Hawkesbury ..Hawkesbury 

No. 143 — Friendly Brothers Iroquois No. 452 — Avonmore Avonmore 

No. 186— Plantagenet Riceville No. 458— Wales Wales 

No. 207 — Lancaster __ Lancaster No. 480 — Williamsburg Williamsburg 

No. 256 — Farran's Point— Aultsville No. 491 — Cardinal Cardinal 

No. 320 — Chesterville Chesterville No. 557 — Finch Finch 

No. 383 — Henderson -..Winchester No. 596 — Martintown ..Martintown 

FRONTENAC DISTRICT— (18 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Wm. Chapman, Kingston 

No. 3 — Ancient St. Johns Kingston No. 253 — Minden Kingston 

No. 9 — Union _ Napanee No. 299 — Victoria Centreville 

No. 92 — Cataraqui _ .Kingston No. 404 — Lome - Tamworth 

No. 109 — Albion Harrowsmith No. 441 — Westport Westport 

No. 119 — Maple Leaf Bath No. 460— Rideau Seeley's Bay 

No. 146 — Princeof Wales Newburgh No. 497 — St. Andrew's Arden 

No. 157 — Simpson Newboro No. 578 — Queen's Kingston 

No. 201 — Leeds Gananoque No. 585 — Royal Edward ....-Kingston 

No. 228 — Prince Arthur Odessa No. 621 — Frontenac Sharbot Lake 



342 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

GEORGIAN DISTRICT— (19 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M. — R.W. Bro. Frederick Spearing, Beeton 

No. 90 — Manito Collingwood No. 304 — Minerva Stroud 

No. 96 — Corinthian Barrie No. 348 — Georgian Penetanguishene 

No. 137 — Pythagoras Meaford No. 385 — Spry Beeton 

No. 192 — Orillia Orillia No. 444 — Nitetis - Creemore 

No. 230 — Kerr ...Barrie No. 466 — Coronation Elmvale 

No. 234 — Beaver Thornbury No. 467 — Tottenham Tottenham 

No. 236 — Manitoba ...Cookstown No. 470 — Victoria Victoria Harbour 

No. 249 — Caledonia Midland No. 492 — Karnak Coldwater 

No. 266 — Northern Light Stayner No. 538 — Earl Kitchener Pt.McNicol 

No. 285 — Seven Star Alliston 

GREY DISTRICT— (12 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M. — R.W. Bro. Thos. H. Reburn, Markdale 

No. 88 — St. George's ...Owen Sound No. 333 — Prince Arthur ...Flesherton 

No. 200 — St. Alban's.. Mount Forest No. 334 — Prince Arthur Arthur 

No. 216 — Harris Orangeville No. 377 — Lome Shelburne 

No. 271— Wellington Erin No. 421— Scott Grand Valley 

No. 306 — Durham Durham No. 449 — Dundalk Dundalk 

No. 322 — North Star Owen Sound No. 490 — Hiram Markdale 

HAMILTON DISTRICT A— (16 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Geo. Walker, Hamilton 

No. 6 — Barton Hamilton No. 357 — Waterdown Millgrove 

No. 40 — St. Johns Hamilton No. 400— Oakville Oakville 

No. 100 — Valley Dundas No. 475 — Dundurn Hamilton 

No. 135 — St. Clair Milton No. 513 — Corinthian Hamilton 

No. 165 — Burlington Burlington No. 551 — Tuscan — Hamilton 

No. 272 — Seymour Ancaster No. 562 — Hamilton Hamilton 

No. 291 — Dufferin W. Flamboro No. 602— Hugh Murray Hamilton 

No. 324— Temple Hamilton No. 603— Campbell Campbellville 

HAMILTON DISTRICT B— (17 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Wm. Davies, Chedoke P.O. 

No. 7 — Union Grimsby No. 544 — Lincoln Abingdon 

No. 27 — Strict Observance Hamilton No. 549 — Ionic Hamilton 

No. 57 — Harmony Binbrook No. 550 — Buchanan Hamilton 

No. 61 — Acacia Hamilton No. 555 — Wardrope Hamilton 

No. 62 — St. Andrews Caledonia No. 593 — St. Andrews Hamilton 

No. 166 — Wentworth .. Stoney Creek No. 594 — Hillcrest Hamilton 

No. 185 — Enniskillen York No. 639 — Beach Burlington Beach 

No. 3:82 — Doric .Hamilton No. 654 — Ancient Landmarks 

No. 495 — Electric Hamilton Hamilton 

LONDON DISTRICT— (23 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. D. A. Fergus»n, St. Thomas 

No. 20 — St. Johns' London No. 358 — Delaware Valley Delaware 

No. 42 — St. George's London No. 378 — King Solomon's London 

No. 64 — Kilwinning London No. 379 — Middlesex Bryanston 

No. 107 — St. Paul's Lambeth No. 380 — Union London 

No. 190 — Belmont Belmont No. 388 — Henderson _ Uderton 

No. 195 — Tuscan London No. 394 — King Solomon Thamesford 

No. 209a — St. John's London No. 399 — Moffat Harrietsville 

No. 289 — Doric Lobo No. 529— Myra ...Komoka 

No. 300 — Mount Olivet Thorndale No. 580 — Acacia London 

No. 330 — Corinthian London No. 597 — Temple - London 

No. 344 — Merrill Dorchester Sta. No. 610 — Ashiar Byron 

No. 345 — Nilestown Nilestown 

MUSKOKA DISTRICT— (8 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. H. R. Hay ward, Scotia 

No. 352— Granite Parry Sound No. 423— Strong Sundridge 

No. 360 — Muskoka Bracebridge No. 434 — Algonquin Emsdale 

No. 376 — Unity Huntsville No. 443 — Powassan Powassan 

No. 409 — Golden Rule Gravenhurst No. 454 — Corona Burk's Falls 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 343 

NIAGARA A DISTRICT— (12 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M. — R.W. Bro. Jos. Backus, St. Catharines 

No. 2 — Niagara Niagara No. 277 — Seymour Port Dalhousie 

No. 15— St. George's St. Catharines No. 296— Temple St. Catharines 

No. 32 — Amity Dunnrille 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. F. S. Lane, Niagara Falls 

No. 105 — St. Marks Niagara Falls No. 471 — KingEdwardVII Chippawa 

No. 168— Merritt Welland No. 535— Phoenix Ponthill 

No. 169 — Macnab Port Colborne No. 573 — Adoniram Niagara Falls 

No. 254— Clifton Niagara Falls No. 613— Fort Erie Fort Erie 

No. 337 — Myrtle Port Robinson No. 615 — Dominion Ridgeway 

No. 372— Palmer Fort Erie North No. 626 — Stamford Stamford Centre 

No. 373 — Copestone Welland 

NIPISSING EAST DISTRICT— (8 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. H. A. Batsford, Warren 

No. 405 — Mattawa Mattawa No. 485 — Haileybury Haileybury 

No. 420— Nipissing North Bay No. 486— Silver Cobalt 

No. 447— SturgeonFa. SturgeonFalls No. 507— Elk Lake Elk Lake 

No. 462 — Temiskaming NewLiskeard No. 617 — North Bay North Bay 

NIPISSING WEST DISTRICT— (12 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. F. W. Colloton, Sault Ste. Marie 

No. 412 — Keystone Sault Ste. Marie No. 487 — Penewobikong Blind River 

No. 427 — Nickel Sudbury No. 527 — Espanola Espanola 

No. 442 — Dyment Thessalon No. 536 — Algonquin Copper Cliff 

No. 435 — Doric Little Current No. 588 — National - Capreol 

No. 469 — Algoma -..Sault Ste. Marie No. 622 — Lome 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. Jas. Neilans, Londesboro 

No. 93 — Northern Light Kincardine No. 286 — Wingham Wingham 

No. 162— Forest Wroxeter No. 303— Blyth Blyth 

No. 184 — Old Light Lucknow No. S14 — Blair Palmerston 

No. 225 — Bernard Listowel No. 331 — Fordwich Fordwich 

No. 276 — Teeswater Teeswater No. 341 — Bruce Tiverton 

No. 284— St. Johns Brussels No. 568— Hullett Londesboro 

ONTARIO DISTRICT— (13 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. H. W. Mitchell, Port Hope 

No. 17 — St. John's Cobourg No. 114 — Hore Port Hope 

No. 26 — Ontario Port Hope No. 139 — Lebanon Oshawa 

No. 30 — Composite Whitby No. 270 — Cedar Oshawa 

No. 31 — Jerusalem Bowmanville No. S25 — Orono Orono 

No. 39 — Mount Zion Brooklin No. 428— Fidelity Port Perry 

No. 66 — Durham Newcastle No. 649 — Temple Oshawa 

No. 91 — Colborne Colborne 

OTTAWA DISTRICT— (27 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M. — R.W. Bro. J. E. Gamble, Richmond 

No. 52 — Dalhousie Ottawa No. 196 — Madawaska Arnprior 

No. 58 — Doric Ottawa No. 231— Lodge of Fidelity Ottawa 

No. 63 — St. John's Carleton Place No. 264 — Chaudiere Ottawa 

No. 122 — Renfrew Renfrew No. 371 — Prince of Wales Ottawa 

No. 128 — Pembroke Pembroke No. 433 — Bonnechere Eganville 

No. 147 — Mississippi Almonte No. 459 — Cobden Cobden 

No. 148 — Civil Service - Ottawa No. 465 — Carleton _ Carp 

No. 159 — Goodwood Richmond No. 476 — Corinthian ...North Gower 

No. 177— The Builders Ottawa No. 479— Russell Russell 



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No. 516 — Enterprise Beachburg No. 561 — Acacia Westboro 

No. 517 — Hazeldean - Hazeldean No. 564 — Ashlar Ottawa 

No. 526 — Ionic Westboro No. 590 — Defenders Ottawa 

No. 558 — Sidney Albert Luke Ottawa No. 595 — Rideau Ottawa 

No. 560 — St. Andrew's Ottawa 

PETERBOROUGH DISTRICT— (11 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M. — R.W. Bro. R. F. Downey, Peterborough 

No. 101 — Corinthian ...Peterborough No. 313 — Clementi Lakefield 

No. 126 — Golden Rule Campbellford No. 374 — Keene Keene 

No. 145— J. B. Hall Millbrook No. 435— Havelock Havelock 

No. 155 — Peterborough Peterborough No. 523 — Royal Arthur Peterborough 

No. 161 — Percy Warkworth No. 633 — Hastings Hastings 

No. 223 — Norwood Norwood 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT— (16 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. H. McCartney, Wellington 

No. 11 — Moira -..Belleville No. 127 — Franck Frankford 

No. 18— Prince Edward Picton No. 164— Star in the East Wellington 

No. 29 — United Brighton No. 215 — Lake Ameliasburg 

No. 38 — Trent Trenton No. 222 — Marmora Marmora 

No. 48 — Madoc _ Madoc No. 239 — Tweed _ Tweed 

No. 50 — Consecon Consecon No. 283 — Eureka Belleville 

No. 69— Stirling Stirling No. 401 — Craig Deseronto 

No. 123— Belleville Belleville No. 482— Bancroft Bancroft 

SARNIA DISTRICT— (21 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. W. J, Aitchison, Sarnia 

No. 56 — Victoria Sarnia No. 307 — Arkona _ Arkona 

No. 81— St. Johns.Mount Brydges No. 323 — Alvinston Alvinston 

No. 83 — Beaver _ Strathroy No. 328 — Ionic „ _ Napier 

No. 116 — Cassia Thedford No. 392 — Huron Camlachie 

No. 153 — Burns Wyoming No. 397 — Leopold Brigden 

No. 158 — Alexandra Oil Springs No. 419 — Liberty Sarnia 

No. 194— Petrolia Petrolia No. 425— St. Clair Sombra 

No. 238— Havelock Watford No. 437— Tuscan Sarnia 

No. 260 — Washington Petrolia No. 503 — Inwood Inwood 

No. 263— Forest Forest No. 601— St. Paul Sarnia 

No. 294 — Moore Courtright 

SOUTH HURON DISTRICT— (17 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. S. T. Loveys, Hickson 

No. 33— Maitland Goderich No. 233— Doric Parkhill 

No. 73 — St. James St. Ma.ry's No. 309 — Morning Star Carlow 

No. 84— Clinton ,. Clinton No. 332— Stratford Stratford 

No. 133 — Lebanon Forest Exeter No. 456 — Elma Monkton 

No. 141 — Tudor Mitchell No. 478 — Milverton Milverton 

No. 144 — Tecumseh Stratford No. 483 — Granton Granton 

No. 154 — Irving Lucan No. 574 — Craig Ailsa Craig 

No. 170 — Britannia Seaforth No. 609 — Tavistock Tavistock 

No. 224— Huron Hensall 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT— (19 Lodges) 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. Robt. Hawkins, Smiths Falls 

No. 5 — Sussex Brockville No. 368 — Salem Brockville 

No. 14— True Britons Perth No. 370— Harmony Delta 

No. 24 — St. Francis ...Smith's Falls No. 387 — Lansdowne Lansdowne 

No. 28 — Mount Zion Kemptyille No. 389 — CrystalFountain N.Augusta 

No. 55 — Merrickville ...Merrickville No. 416 — Lyn Lyn 

No. 74 — St. James South Augusta No. 489 — Osiris Smith's Falls 

No. 85 — Rising Sun Athens No. 504 — Otter Lombardy 

No. 110 — Central Prescott No. 556 — Nation Spencerville 

No. 209 — Evergreen Lanark No. 650— Fidelity Toledo 

No. 242 — Macoy Mallorytown 



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345 



ST. THOMAS DISTRICT— (11 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. A. Petherick, West Lome 



No. 44- 
No. 94- 
No. 120- 
No. 140- 
No. 171- 
No. 232- 



No. 506- 
No. 528- 
No. 530- 
No. 534- 



-St. Thomas St. Thomas 

-St. Marks -..-Port Stanley 

-Warren ..._ Fingal 

-Malahide Aylmer 

-Prince of Wales Iona Sta. 
-Cameron Dutton 



No. 302— St. Davids - St. Thomas 

No. 364 — Dufferin Melbourne 

No. 386— McColl West Lome 

No. 411 — Rodney Rodney 

No. 546— Talbot St. Thomas 



TEMISKAIMNG DISTRICT— (7 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. C. P. Ramsay, Timmins 

-Porcupine Porcupine No. 540 — Abitibi _...- Iroquois Falls 

-Golden Beaver. Timmins No. 623 — Doric _„.. Kirkland Lake 

-Cochrane Cochrane No. 648 — Spruce Falls _.Kapuskasing 

-Englehart Englehart 



TORONTO DISTRICT A— (30 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. S. F. Albertson, Toronto 



No. 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. 566 — King Hiram ...Toronto 

No. 575 — Fidelity Toronto 

No. 582 — Sunnyside Toronto 

No. 583 — Transportation Toronto 

No. 587 — Patricia Toronto 

No. 599 — Mt. Dennis Weston 

No. 600 — Maple Leaf Toronto 

No. 605— Melita Toronto 

No. 619 — Runnymede Toronto 

No. 630 — Prince of Wales ..Toronto 

No. 632 — Long Branch Mimico 

No. 640 — Anthony Sayer Mimico 

No. 645 — Lake Shore Mimico 

No. 652 — Memorial Weston 

No. 655 — Kingsway ...Lambton Mills 



TORONTO DISTRICT 1 

D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. G. C. 

No. 16 — St. Andrews Toronto No. 

No. 25 — Ionic Toronto No. 

No. 75 — St. John's _ Toronto No. 

No. 87 — Markham Union.. Markham No. 

No. 136— Richardson Stouffville No. 

No. 218 — Stevenson Toronto No. 

No. 220 — Zeredatha _..... Uxbridge No. 

No. 269 — Brougham Union Claremont No. 

No. 316 — Doric Toronto No. 

No. 339— Orient Toronto No. 

No. 343 — Georgina -...Toronto No. 

No. 354 — Brock Cannington No. 

No. 424 — Doric _._ _ -..Pickering No. 

No. 430 — Acacia Toronto No. 

No. 464 — King Edward ...Sunderland No. 



I— (30 Lodges) 
Murphy, Unionville 

473 — Beaches Toronto 

494 — Riverdale Toronto 

520 — Coronati _ Toronto 

532— Canada - _ Toronto 

543 — Imperial - —...Toronto 

545 — JnoRossRobertson 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. A. C. Norwich, Toronto 



No. 


22 


No. 


23- 


No. 


65- 


No. 


79- 


No. 


86- 


No. 


97- 


No. 


99- 


No. 


129- 


No. 


156- 


No. 


247- 


No. 


265- 


No. 


326- 


No. 


438- 


No. 


481- 



-King Solomon's Toronto 

-Richmond ..Richmond Hill 

-Rehoboam Toronto 

-Simcoe Bradford 

-Wilson Toronto 

-Sharon - Queensville 

-Tuscan _ Newmarket 

-Rising Sun Aurora 

-York _._ Toronto 

-Ashlar _ Toronto 

-Patterson Thornhill 

-Zetland _ Toronto 

-Harmony Toronto 

-Corinthian _ Toronto 



No. 512 — Malone - Sutton 

No. 542 — Metropolitan Toronto 

No. 553 — Oakwood _ Toronto 

No. 577 — St. Clair Toronto 

No. 581 — Harcourt Toronto 

No. 591 — North Gate Toronto 

No. 592 — Fairbank Toronto 

No. 606— Unity - Toronto 

No. 607 — Golden Fleece Toronto 

No. 629 — Grenville _ Toronto 

No. 634 — Delta Toronto 

No. 638— Bedford _ Toronto 

No. 646 — Rowland Mt. Albert 



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TORONTO DISTRICT D— (25 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. E. W. Stoddard, Toronto 



No. 54 — Vaughan Maple No. 541- 

No. 98— True Blue Bolton No. 547- 

No. 118 — Union Schomberg No. 559- 

No. 292— Robertson King No. 570- 

No. 311— Blackwood Woodbridge No. 571- 

No. 367— St. George Toronto No. 572- 

No. 384— Alpha Toronto No. 586- 

No. 410— Zeta Toronto No. 589- 

No. 468— Peel Caledon East No. 611- 

No. 496 — University Toronto No. 635- 

No. 514— St. Alban's Toronto No. 643- 

No. 533— Shamrock Toronto No. 644- 

No. 537— Ulster Toronto 



-Tuscan Toronto 

Victory Toronto 

Palestine Toronto 

-Dufferin Toronto 

-Antiquity Toronto 

-Mizpah Toronto 

-Remembrance Toronto 

-Grey Toronto 

-Huron-Bruce Toronto 

-Wellington Toronto 

-Cathedral Toronto 

-Si mcoe Toronto 



VICTORIA DISTRICT— (12 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Br*. Wm. Greig, Mt. Pleasant 



No. 77 — Faithful Brethren-Lindsay 

No. 268 — Verulam Bobcaygeon 

No. 375 — Lome - Omemee 

No. 398— Victoria Kirkfield 

No. 406— Spry Fenelon Falls 

No. 408 — Murray Beaverton 



No. 440 — Arcadia Minden 

No. 451 — Somerville Kinmount 

No. 463— N'rth Entrance Haliburton 

No. 477 — Harding Woodville 

No. 498 — King George V Coboconk 

No. 608— Gothic Lindsay 



WELLINGTON DISTRICT— (19 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. J. A. Leslie, Milton 



No. 72- 

No. 151- 

No. 172- 

No. 180- 

No. 203- 

No. 205- 

No. 219- 

No. 257- 

No. 258- 

No. 279- 



-Alma 
-Grand 
-Ayr .... 
-Speed 
-Irvine 



River 



Gait 

Kitchener 

Ayr 

Guelph 

Elora 



-New Dom'n.New Hamburg 

-Credit Georgetown 

-Gait Gait 

-Guelph Guelph 

-New Hope Hespeler 



No. 295- 

No. 297- 

No. 318- 

No. 321- 

No. 347- 

No. 361- 

No. 509- 

No. 539- 

No. 628- 



-Conestogo 

-Preston 

-Wilmot 

-Walker 

-Mercer 

-Waverley 
-Twin City 
-Waterloo 
-Glenrose 



Drayton 

Preston 
Baden 

Acton 

Fergus 

Guelph 

Kitchener 

Waterloo 

Elmira 



WESTERN DISTRICT— (8 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. A. G. Holland, Kenora 



No. 414 — Pequonga Kenora 

No. 417 — Keewatin Keewatin 

No. 445 — Lake of the Woods .Kenora 
No. 446 — Granite Fort Frances 



No. 461 — Ionic Rainy River 

No. 484— Golden Star Dryden 

No. 518 — Sioux Lookout Sioux L'out 
No. 631 — Manitou Emo 



WILSON DISTRICT— (20 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. H. B. Atkinson, Embro 



No. 


10- 


No. 


37- 


No. 


43- 


No. 


68 


No. 


76- 


No. 


78- 


No. 


104 


No. 


108- 


No. 


149 


No. 


174 



-Norfolk Simcoe No. 178- 

-King Hiram Ingersoll No. 181- 

-King Solomon's Woodstock No. 217- 

-St. John's Ingersoll No. 237- 

-Oxford Woodstock No. 250- 

-King Hiram Tillsonburg No. 259- 

-St. John's Norwich No. 261- 

-Blenheim Princeton No. 35;)- 

-Erie Port Dover No. 569- 

-Walsingham Port Rowan No. 624- 



-Plattsville Plattsville 

-Oriental Port Burwell 

-Frederick Delhi 

-Vienna Vienna 

-Thistle Embro 

-Springfield Springfield 

-Oak Branch Innerkip 

-Vittoria Vittoria 

-Doric Lakeside 

-Dereham Mt. Elgin 



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WINDSOR DISTRICT— (19 Lodges) 
D.D.G.M.— R.W. Bro. J. G. Moncrieff, Windsor 



No. 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. 488 — King Edward Harrow 



No. 500 — Rose —Windsor 

No. 521 — Ontario Windsor 

No. 554 — Border Cities Windsor 

No. 579 — Harmony _ _ Windsor 

No. 598 — Dominion _ Windsor 

No. 604— Palace Windsor 

No. 627— Pelee _ _ Scudder 

No. 641 — Garden Windsor 

No. 642 — St. Andrew's _. Windsor 



RECAPITULATION 



Algoma District 

Brant District 

Bruce District _ 

Chatham District _ - 

Eastern District 

Frontenac District 

Georgian District _ 

Grey District 

Hamilton A District 

Hamilton B District 

London 

Muskoka District 

Niagara A District 

Niagara B District 

Nipissing East District 
Nipissing West District 
North Huron District .... 
Ontario District 



Ottawa District 

Peterborough District ... 
Prince Edward District 

Sarnia District 

South Huron District _ 

St. Lawrence District 

St. Thomas 

Temiskaming District .... 

Toronto A District -..- 

Toronto B District _ 

Toronto C District _ 

Toronto D District 

Victoria District 

Wellington District 

Western District _.. 

Wilson District _ 

Windsor District 



9 

14 

.._.... 12 

. 14 

18 

18 

19 

12 

16 

17 

_23 



27 

25 

12 

19 



Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 
Lodges 



348 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

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 353 

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 JFarran'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 1 1 

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 

Bowmanville Jerusalem 31 

Bracebridge Mukoka 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 Sussex 5 

Brockville Salem 368 

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 



Location 
Capreol 
Cardinal 
Cargill 



Name and No. 

_ National 588 

Cardinal 491 

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 Victory 563 

Chatham Wellington 46 

Chesley Forest 393 

Chesterville Chesterville 320 

Chippawa King Edward VII 471 

Claremont Brougham Union 269 

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 125 

Courtright Moore 294 

Creemore ~ Nitetis 444 

Delaware Delaware Valley 358 

Delhi .Frederick 217 

Delta ...Harmony 370 

Deseronto Craig 401 

Dorchester Sta. Merrill 344 

Drayton _ Conestogo 295 

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 Glenrose 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 

Forest Forest 263 

Fordwich Fordwich 331 



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Location Name and No. 

Fort Erie Fort Erie 613 

Fort Erie North Palmer 372 

Fort Frances - Granite 446 

Fort William Kaministiquia 584 

Fort William Royal 453 

Fort William Fort William 415 

Frankford Franck 127 

Gait _..Alma 72 

Gait _ - .......Gait 257 

Gananoque .....Leeds 201 

Georgetown . Credit 219 

Geraldton Kenogamisis UD 

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 _ Wayerley 361 

Hagersville Hiram 319 

Haileybury Haileybury 485 

Haliburton North Entrance 463 

Hamilton Acacia 61 

Hamilton ..Ancient Lardmarks 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 _ Inwood 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 



Location Name and No. 

Kenora Pequonga 414 

Kincardine Northern Light 93 

King Robertson 292 

Kingston Gataraqui 92 

Kingston Minden 253 

Kingston _ Queen's 578 

Kingston Royal Edward 585 

Kingston. The Anct. St. John's 3 

Kingsville St. George's 41 

Kinmount Somerville 451 

Kirkfield _ Victoria 398 

Kirkland Lake Doric 623 

Kitchener Grand River 151 

Kitchener Twin Ctiy 509 

Komoka Myra 529 

Lakefield Clementi 313 

Lakeside Doric 569 

Lambeth St. Paul's 107 

Lambton Mills „ .....Kingsway 655 

Lambton Mills Mimico 369 

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 Kilwinning 64 

London King Solomon's 378 

London St. George's 42 

London ..St. John's 20 

London _ ..St. John's 209a 

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 Anthony Sayer 640 

Mimico Connaught 501 

Mimico Lake Shore 645 

Mimico _ Long Branch 632 

Minden Arcadia 440 

Mitchell Tudor 1 4 1 

Monkton Elma 456 

Morrisburg Excelsior 142 



350 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



Location Name and 

Mount Albert Rowland 

Mount Brydges St. John's 

Mount Elgin Dereham 

Mount Forest St. Alban's 

Napanee Union 

Napier Ionic 

Newboro Simpson 

Newburgh Prince of Wales 

Newcastle Durham 

New Hamburg... New Dominion 
New Liskeard Temiskaming 



Newmarket 

Niagara 

Niagara Falls 
Niagara Falls 
Niagara Falls 
Nilestown 



Tuscan 

Niagara 

Adoniram 

Clifton 

St. Mark's 
Nilestown 



North Augusta Crystal Fount. 



Nipissing 

North Bay 

Corinthian 

St. John's 

Norwood 

Oakville 

Prince Arthur 

Alexandra 

Lome 

Onondaga 

Harris 

Orillia 

Orono 

Cedar 

Lebanon 

Temple 

Ashlar 

Civil Service 

Chaudiere 

Dalhousie 

Defenders 

Doric 

Lodge of Fidelity 

Prince of Wales 

_ Rideau 

..._St. Andrew's 

Sydney Albert Luke 

The Builders 

North Star 

St. George's 

Aldworth 

Blair 

St. John's 

Doric 

Granite 

Pembroke 

Georgian 

True Britons 



North Bay 
North Bay . 
North Gower 

Norwich 

Norwood 

Oakville 

Odessa 

Oil Springs 

Omemee 

Onondaga . . 
Orangeville 

Orillia 

Orono 

Oshawa 

Oshawa 

Oshawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa . 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Ottawa 

Owen Sound 

Owen Sound 

Paisley 

Palmerston 

Paris 

Parkhill 

Parry Sound 

Pembroke 

Penetanguishene 

Perth 

Peterborough Corinthian 

Peterborough Peterborough 

Peterborough Royal Arthur 

Petrolia Petrolia 

Petrolia Washington 

Pickering Doric 

Picton Prince Edward 

Plattsville Plattsville 

Port Arthur Port Arthur 

Port Arthur Shuniah 

Port Arthur Thunder Bay 

Port Burwell Oriental 

Port Credit Mississauga 

Port Colborne Macnab 

Port Dalhousie Seymour 

Port Dover Erie 



No. Location Name and No. 

646 Tara Maple Leaf 362 

81 Port Elgin Port Elgin 429 

624 Port Hope Hope 114 

200 Port Hope Ontario 26 

9 Port McNicol Earl Kitchener 538 

328 Port Perry Fidelity 428 

157 Port Robinson Myrtle 337 

146 Port Rowan Walsingham 174 

66 Port Stanley St. Mark's 94 

205 Powassan Powassan 443 

462 Prescott Central 110 

99 Preston Preston 297 

2 Princeton Blenheim 108 

573 Queensville Sharon 97 

254 Rainy River Ionic 461 

105 Renfrew Renfrew 122 

345 Riceville Plantagenet 186 

389 Richmond Goodwood 159 

420 Richmond Hill Richmond 23 

617 Ridgetown Howard 391 

476 Ridgeway Dominion 615 

104 Rodney Rodney 411 

223 Russell Russell 479 

400 Sarnia Liberty 419 

228 Sarnia St. Paul 601 

158 Sarnia Tuscan 437 

375 Sarnia Victoria 56 

519 Sault Ste. Marie Algoma 469 

216 Sault Ste. Marie Hatherly 625 

192 Sault Ste. Marie Keystone 412 

325 Schomberg Union 118 

270 Scotland Scotland 193 

139 Seaforth Britannia 170 

649 Scudder Pelee 627 

564 Seeley's Bay Rideau 460 

148 Sharbot Lake Frontenac 621 

264 Shelbourne Lome 377 

52 Simcoe Norfolk 10 

590 Sioux Lookout Sioux Lookout 518 

58 Smith's Falls Osiris 489 

231 Smith's Falls St. Francis 24 

371 Smithville Coronation 502 

595 Sombra St. Clair 425 

560 Southampton St. Lawrence 131 

558 South Augusta St. James 74 

177 South Porcupine Porcupine 506 

322 Stamford Centre Stamford 626 

88 Spencerville Nation 556 

235 Springfield Springfield 259 

314 Stayner Northern Light 266 

82 St. Catharines Maple Leaf 103 

233 St. Catharines Perfection 616 

352 St. Catharines St. George's 15 

128 St. Catharines Temple 296 

348 St. George St. George 243 

14 Stirling Stirling 69 

101 St. Mary's St. James 73 

155 Stoney Creek Wentworth 166 

523 Stouffville Richardson 136 

194 Stratford Stratford 332 

260 Stratford Tecumseh 144 

424 Strathroy Beaver 83 

18 Streetsville River Park 356 

178 Stroud Minerva 304 

499 St. Thomas St. David's 302 

287 St. Thomas St. Thomas 44 

618 St. Thomas Talbot 546 

181 Sturgeon Falls Sturgeon Falls 447 

524 Sudbury Nickel 427 

169 Sunderland King Edward 464 

277 Sundridge Strong 423 

149 Sutton West Malone 512 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 



351 



Location 


Name and No. 


Location 


Name and No. 


Tamworth 


-Lome 404 


Toronto _ 


Sunnyside 582 


Tavistock ... 


Tavistock 609 


Toronto 


-St. Aidan's 567 


Teeswater - 


Teeswater 276 


Toronto 


St. Albans 514 


Thamesford 


King Solomon 394 


Toronto 


St. Andrew's 16 


Thamesville 


_ Tecumseh 245 


Toronto 


- St. Clair 577 


Thedford _ 


.... Cassia 116 


Toronto 


-St. George 367 


Thessalon _.. 


Dyment 442 


Toronto 


- — St. John's 75 


Thornbury .. 


Beaver 234 


Toronto 


Temple 525 


Thorndale 


Mount Olivet 300 


Toronto 


The Beaches 473 


Thornhill 








Thorold 


Mountain 221 


Toronto 


_ Tuscan 541 


Tilbury 


Naphtali 413 


Toronto 


Ulster 537 


Tillsonburg 


King Hiram 78 


Toronto 


— Unity 606 


Timmins 


Golden Beaver 528 


Toronto 


University 496 


Tiverton 


_ _ Bruce 341 


Toronto 


Victoria 474 


Todmorden 


Todmorden 647 


Toronto 


Victor v 547 


Toledo . 


Fidelity 650 


Toronto 

Toronto ..... 


Wellington 635 


Toronto 


Acacia 430 


- —Wilson 86 


Toronto 


_ Alpha 384 


Toronto 


York 156 


Toronto 


-....Antiquity 57 1 


Toronto 


_ - Zeta 410 








Zetland 326 


Toronto 


Bay-of-Quinte 620 


Tottenham 


Tottenham 467 




Bedford 638 




...Trent 38 




Caledonia 637 

_ Canada 532 


Tweed 


...Tweed 239 


Toronto 


Uxbridge ....- 


Zeredatha 220 


Toronto 


Cathedral 643 


Vankleek Hill 


St. John's 21 


Toronto 


Corinthian 481 


Victoria Harbor Victoria 470 


Toronto 


Coronati 520 


Vienna 


Vienna 237 




Delta 634 


Vittoria 


Vittoria 359 




Dentonia 651 

- Doric 316 




Wales 458 


Toronto 


Walkerton 


— Saugeen 197 


Toi-onto 


Dufferin 570 


Wallaceburg 


_ -....Pnyx 312 


Toronto ... 


Fairbank 592 


Wardsville 


Hammond 327 


Toronto 


Fidelity 575 


Warkworth 


Percy 161 


Toronto 


Georgina 343 


Waterf ord 


- Wilson 113 


Toronto 


General Mercer 548 


Waterloo 


Waterloo 539 


Toronto 


Golden Fleece 607 


Watford 


Havelock 238 


Toronto 


Grenville 629 


Welland 


Copestone 373 


Toronto 


Grey 589 


Welland 


_ Merritt 168 


Toronto _ 


...._ Harcourt 581 


Wellandport 


Dufferin 33S 


Toronto 


„ .Harmony 438 


Wellington Star in the East 1 


Toronto 


High Park 531 


Wesboro 


Acacia 561 


Toronto 


Huron-Bruce 611 


Westboro 


Ionic 526 


Toronto 


Imperial 543 


West Flamboro Dufferin 291 


Toronto 


Ionic 25 


W. Fort William .....Connaught 511 


Toronto 


King Solomon's 22 


West Lome ... 


- McColl 3S6 


Toronto 


Kilwinning 565 


Weston 


Humber 305 


Toronto 


King Hiram 566 


Weston 


Mount Dennis 599 


Toronto John Ross Robertson 545 


Westport 


_ Westport 441 


Toronto 


Maple Leaf 600 


Wheatley 


Xenophon 448 


Toronto 


Melita 605 


Whitby 


-Composite 30 


Toronto 


Memorial 652 


Wiarton 


Cedar 396 


Toronto 


-...Metropolitan 542 


Williamsburg . 


Williamsburg 480 


Toronto _ 


Mizpah 572 


Winchester 


Henderson 383 


Toronto 


Mimosa 576 


Windsor 


Border Cities 554 


Toronto - 


Mt. Sinai 522 


Windsor 


Dominion 598 


Toronto 


North Gate 591 


Windsor 


Garden 641 


Toronto 


...._ _ Oakwood 553 


Windsor 


Great Western 47 


Toronto 


...Occident 346 


Windsor 


Harmony 579 


Toronto 


„ Orient 339 


Windsor 


Ontario 521 










Toronto 


Parkdale 510 


Windsor 


- Rose 500 


Toronto „ 


Patricia 587 


Windsor 


St. Andrew's 642 


Toronto 


Prince of Wales 630 


Windsor 


_ Windsor 403 


Toronto 


Queen City 552 


Wingham 


Wingham 2S6 


Toronto 


Rehoboam 65 


Woodbridge 


- Blackwood 311 


Toronto 


Remembrance 586 


Woodville 


Harding 477 


Toronto 


_ Riverdale 494 


Woodstock _ 


..King Solomon's 43 


Toronto 


Runnymede 619 


Woodstock 


Oxford 76 


Toronto 


Shamrock 533 


Wroxeter 


Forest 162 


Toronto 


Simcoe 644 


Wyoming _ 


Burns 153 




Stanley 426 

_... Stevenson 218 


York 




Toronto 







352 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

LODGES, ALPHABETICALLY 



No. and Name Location No. 

540 Abitibi Iroquois Falls 110 

61 Acacia - Hamilton 402 

430 Acacia Toronto 270 

561 Acacia Westboro 396 

580 Acacia London 457 

614 Adanac Merritton 264 

573 Adoniram Niagara Falls 320 

109 Albion Harrowsmith 148 

235 Aldworth Paisley 313 

158 Alexandra Oil Springs 315 

439 Alexandria -..Alexandria 254 

469 Algoma Sault Ste. Marie 84 

434 Algonquin Emsdale 459 

536 Algonquin Copper Cliff 530 

72 Alma - Gait 91 

384 Alpha Toronto 30 

323 Alvinston Alvinston 295 

32 Amity Dunnville 501 

654 Ancient Landmarks Hamilton 511 

3 Ancient St. Johns Kingston 50 

640 Anthony Sayer Mimico 373 

571 Antiquity Toronto 96 

440 Arcadia Minden 101 

307 Arkona Arkona 476 

247 Ashlar Toronto 330 

564 Ashlar Ottawa 481 

610 Ashlar Byron 513 

452 Avonmore - Avonmore 125 

172 Ayr Ayr 454 

482 Bancroft Bancroft 520 

6 Barton Hamilton 466 

620 Bay of Quinte Toronto 502 

639 Beach Hamilton Beach 401 

473 Beaches Toronto 574 

83 Beaver Strathroy 219 

234 Beaver Thornbury 389 

638 Bedford Toronto 52 

123 Belleville Belleville 590 

190 Belmont Belmont 358 

225 Bernard Listowel 634 

612 Birch Cliff Birch Cliff 651 

311 Blackwood Woodbridge 624 

314 Blair Palmerston 598 

108 Blenheim Princeton 615 

303 Blyth Blyth 58 

433 Bonnechere Eganville 121 

554 Border Cities Windsor 233 

45 Brant Brantford 289 

170 Britannia Seaforth 316 

354 Brock Cannington 382 

269 Brougham Union Claremont 424 

341 Bruce Tiverton 455 

550 Buchanan ...._ Hamilton 569 

177 Builders Ottawa 623 

106 Burford Burford 291 

165 Burlington Burlington 338 

153 Burns Wyoming 364 

436 Burns Hepworth 570 

637 Caledonia _ Toronto 449 

249 Caledonian Midland 475 

232 Cameron Dutton 66 

603 Campbell Campbellville 306 

532 Canada Toronto 442 

491 Cardinal Cardinal 538 

455 Carleton Carp 495 

116 Cassia Thedford 507 

92 Cataraqui Kingston 456 

643 Cathedral Toronto 534 



Location 
..Prescott 

Essex 

...Oshawa 
...Wiarton 

Merlin 

Ottawa 



and Name 

Central 

Central 

Cedar 

Cedar ...... 

Century 

Chaudiere 

Chesterville Chesterville 

Civil Service Ottawa 

Clementi _Lakefield 

Clifford .Clifford 

Clifton - Niagara Falls 

Clinton Clinton 

Cobden Cobden 

Cochrane Cochrane 

Colborne - Colborne 

Composite Whitby 

Conestogo Drayton 

Connaught .._ - Mimico 

Connaught W. Fort William 

Consecon Consecon 

Copestone ..._ Welland 

Corinthian _.._ Barrie 

Corinthian Peterboro 

Corinthian _ North Gower 

Corinthian L on don 

Corinthian — Toronto 

Corinthian - -....Hamilton 

Cornwall Cornwall 

Corona Burks Falls 

Coronati Toronto 

Coronation Elmvale 

Coronation -Smithvil le 

Craig Deseronto 

Craig Ailsa Craig 

Credit Georgetown 

Crystal Fountain N. Augusta 

Dalhousie __ Ottawa 

Defenders _ Ottawa 

Delaware "Valley Delaware 

Delta Toronto 

Dentonia - Toronto 

Dereham Mount Elgin 

Dominion Windsor 

Dominion Ridgeway 

Doric Ottawa 

Doric - Brantford 



Parkhill 

Lpbo 

-...Toronto 

Hamilton 

Pickering 

Little Current 
Lakeside 



Doric 

Doric _ 

Doric 

Doric 

Doric 

Doric 

Doric 

Doric - Kirkland Lake 

Dufferin W. Flamboro 

Dufferin Wellandport 

Dufferin Melbourne 

Dufferin — Toronto 

Dundalk _ Dundalk 

Dundurn Hamilton 

Durham Newcastle 

Durham Durham 

Dyment Thessalon 

Earl Kitchener ...Port McNicoll 

Electric Hamilton 

Elk Lake Elk Lake 

Elma Monkton 

Englehart Englehart 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 



353 



No. and Name Location No. 

185 Enniskillen York 114 

516 Enterprise Beachburg 636 

149 Erie Port Dover 391 

527 Espanola - - ...Espanola 602 

283 Eureka Belleville 568 

209 Evergreen Lanark 305 

142 Excelsior - Morrisburg 224 

592 Fairbank - Toronto 392 

77 Faithful Brethren Lindsay 611 

256 Farran's Point Aultsville 543 

428 Fidelity Port Perry 503 

575 Fidelity - Toronto 25 

650 Fidelity Toledo 229 

557 Finch Finch 328 

390 Florence Florence 461 

331 Fordwich Fordwich 526 

162 Forest Wroxeter 549 

263 Forest Forest 203 

393 Forest Chesley 154 

613 Fort Erie - Fort Erie 115 

415 Fort William Fort William 145 

127 Franck Frankford 31 

217 Frederick Delhi 545 

143 Friendly Brothers Iroquois 584 

621 Frontenac Sharbot Lake 492 

257 Gait Gait 374 

641 Garden Windsor 417 

548 General Mercer Toronto UD 

348 Georgian Penetanguishene 274 

343 Georgina _ Toronto 230 

628 Glenrose Elmira 412 

528 Golden Beaver - Timmins 64 

607 Golden Fleece Toronto 565 

126 Golden Rule Campbellford 464 

409 Golden Rule Gravenhurst 488 

484 Golden Star Dryden 471 

159 Goodwood Richmond 498 

472 Gore Bay Gore Bay 37 

608 Gothic Lindsay 78 

151 Grand River Kitchener 566 

352 Granite Parry Sound 22 

446 Granite Fort Frances 43 

483 Granton Granton 329 

47 Great Western Windsor 378 

629 Grenville Toronto 394 

589 Grey Toronto 655 

258 Guelph Guelph 215 

485 Haileybury Haileybury 445 

562 Hamilton Hamilton 645 

327 Hammond Wardsville 207 

432 Hanover Hanover 387 

581 Harcourt Toronto 290 

477 Harding Woodville 139 

57 Harmony _ Binbrook 133 

370 Harmony Delta 201 

438 Harmony Toronto 397 

579 Harmony Winds.or 419 

216 Harris Orangeville 544 

262 Harriston Harriston 231 

633 Hastings Hastings 632 

625 Hatherly Sault Ste. Marie 282 

238 Havelock Watford 375 

435 Havelock Havelock 377 

450 Hawkesbury Hawkesbury 404 

517 Hazeldean Hazeldean 622 

383 Henderson Winchester 416 

388 Henderson Ilderton 505 

336 Highgate _ Highgate 242 

531 High Park Toronto 169 

594 Hillcrest Hamilton 196 

319 Hiram Hagersville 48 

490 Hiram Markdale 33 



and Name Location 

Hope Port Hope 

Hornepayne Hornepayne 

Howard Ridgetown 

Hugh Murray Hamilton 

Hullett Londesboro 

Humber _ _ Weston 

Huron Hensall 

Huron Camlachie 

Huron-Bruce Toronto 

Imperial - Toronto 

Inwood Inwood 

Ionic _ Toronto 

Ionic Brampton 

Ionic Napier 

Ionic Rainy River 

Ionic Westboro 

Ionic Hamilton 

Irvine Elora 

Irving _ Lucan 

Ivy _ _ Beams vi 1 le 

J. B. Hall Millbrook 

Jerusalem Bowman ville 

John Ross Robertson.Toronto 

Kaministiquia .Fort William 

Karnak Coldwater 

Keene Keene 

Keewatin Keewatin 

Kenogamisis Geraldton 

Kent Blenheim 

Kerr Barrie 

Keystone Sault Ste. Marie 

Kilwinning _ London 

Kilwinning Toronto 

King Edward Sunderland 

King Edward - Harrow 

King Edward VII Chippawa 

King George V Coboconk 

King Hiram _ Ingersoll 

King Hiram Tillsonburg 

King Hiram Toronto 

King Solomon's Toronto 

King Solomon's _ Woodstock 

King Solomon's Jarvis 

King Solomon's _ London 

King Solomon Thamesford 

Kingsway _._ Lambton Mills 

Lake Ameliasburg 

Lake of the Woods ...Kenora 

Lake Shore Mimico 

Lancaster _ Lancaster 

Lansdowne _....Lansdowne 

Leamington ..._ Leamington 

Lebanon Oshawa 

Lebanon Forest _ Exeter 

Leeds Gananoque 

Leopold Brigden 

Liberty — Sarnia 

Lincoln -..Abingdon 

Lodge of Fidelity Ottawa 

Long Branch Mimico 

Lome _ Glencoe 

Lome Omemee 

Lome Shelburne 

Lome Tamworth 

Lome Chapleau 

Lyn Lyn 

Lynden _ _ _....Lynden 

Macoy Mallorytown 

Maenab Port Colborne 

Madawaska ..._ Arnprior 

Madoc Madoc 

Maitland Goderfch 



354 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



No. and Name Location No. 

140 Malahide- Aylmer 339 

512 Malone Sutton W. 181 

90 Manito Collingwood 192 

236 Manitoba Cookstown 325 

631 Manitou Eao 489 

103 Maple Leaf St. Catharines 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 Martintown 510 

405 Mattawa Mattawa 267 

418 Maxville Maxville 395 

605 Melita Toronto 587 

652 Memorial Toronto 265 

347 Mercer Fergus 468 

55 Merrickville Merrickville 627 

344 Merrill Dorchester 128 

168 Merritt Welland 487 

542 Metropolitan Toronto 414 

379 Middlesex Bryanston 161 

478 Milverton Milverton 616 

369 Mimico Lambton Mills 155 

576 Mimosa Toronto 194 

253 Minden Kingston 535 

304 Minerva Stroud 186 

524 Mississauga Port Credit 178 

147 Mississippi Almonte 312 

572 Mizpah Toronto 506 

399 Moffat Harrietsville 499 

11 Moira Belleville 429 

294 Moore Courtright 443 

599 Mt. Dennis Weston 297 

300 Mt. Olivet Thorndale 228 

522 Mt. Sinai Toronto 333 

28 Mt. Zion Kemptville 334 

39 Mt. Zion Brooklin 18 

431 Moravian Cargill 146 

309 Morning Star Carlow 171 

221 Mountain Thorold 371 

408 Murray Beaverton 630 

360 Muskoka Bracebrjdge 137 

529 Myra Komoka 552 

337 Myrtle Port Robinson 578 

386 McColl West Lome 515 

413 Naphtali Tilbury 65 

556 Nation Spencerville 586 

588 National Capreol 122 

205 New Dominion New Hamburg 136 

279 New Hope Hespeler 23 

2 Niagara Niagara 460 

427 Nickel Sudbury 595 

345 Nilestown Nilestown 85 

420 Nipissing North Bay 129 

444 Nitetis Creemore 494 

10 Norfolk Simcoe 356 

617 North Bay North Bay 292 

463 North Entrance Haliburton 411 

591 North Gate Toronto 500 

322 North Star Owen Sound 646 

93 Northern Light Kincardine 453 

266 Northern Light Stayner 523 

223 Norwood Norwood 585 

261 Oak Branch Innerkip 619 

400 Oakville Oakville 479 

553 Oakwood Toronto 567 

346 Occident Toronto 200 

184 Old Light Lucknow 514 

519 Onondaga Onondaga 16 

26 Ontario Port Hope 62 

521 Onatrio Windsor 497 



and Name Location 

Orient Toronto 

Oriental Port Burwell 

Orillia Orillia 

Orono Orono 

Osiris Smiths Falls 

Otter Lombardy 

Oxford Woodstock 

Ozias Brantford 

Palace .Windsor 

Palestine Toronto 

Palmer Fort Erie North 

Parkdale _ Toronto 

Parthenon Chatham 

Parvaim Comber 

Patricia Toronto 

Patterson Thornhill 

Peel Caledon East 

Pelee Scudder 

Pembroke Pembroke 

Penewobikong Blind River 

Pequonga Kenofa 

Percy Warkworth 

Perfection St. Catharines 

Peterborough Peterborough 

Petrolia Petrolia 

Phoenix Fonthill 

Plantagenet Riceville 

Plattsville Plattsville 

Pnyx Wallaceburg 

Porcupine S. Porcupine 

Port Arthur Port Arthur 

Port Elgin Port Elgin 

Powassan Powassan 

P reston 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 

Remembrance 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. Albert 

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 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 



355 



No. 
560 
593 
642 
135 
425 
577 
302 

24 

15 

41 

42 

88 
243 
367 

73 

74 

17 

20 

21a 

35 

40 

63 

68 

75 

81 

82 
104 
209a 
284 

94 
105 
131 
107 
601 

44 
368 
197 
558 
653 
193 
421 
285 
272 
277 
533 

97 
287 
486 

79 
644 
157 
518 
451 
180 
259 
385 
406 
648 
626 
426 
164 
422 
218 

69 
332 

27 
423 
447 
582 
5 
255 
546 
609 



and Name Location 

St. Andrew's Ottawa 

St. Andrew's Hamilton 

St. Andrew's Windsor 

St. Clair _ ..... Milton 

St. Clair Sombra 

St. Clair Toronto 

St. David's St. Thomas 

St. Francis _ Smith's Falls 

St. George's St. Catharines 

St. George's _ Kingsville 

St. George's ... London 

St. George's Owen Sound 

St. George St. George 

St. George Toronto 

St. James St. Marys 

St. James - So. Augusta 

St. Johns - Cobourg 

St. Johns London 

St. Johns Vankleek Hill 

St. Johns _ Cayuga 

St. Johns Hamilton 

St. Johns Carleton Place 

St. Johns . Ingersoll 

St. Johns _ Toronto 

St. Johns Mt. Brydges 

St. Johns Paris 

St. Johns Norwich 

St. Johns London 

St. Johns Brussels 

St. Marks Port Stanley 

St. Marks Niagara Falls 

St. Lawrence Southampton 

St. Paul's Lambeth 

St. Paul's Sarnia 

St. Thomas St. Thomas 

Salem Brockville 

Saugeen Walkerton 

S. A. Luke Ottawa 

Scarboro ~ Agincourt 

Scotland . Scotland 

Scott _ Grand Valley 

Seven Star Alliston 

Seymour Ancaster 

Seymour Port Dalhousie 

Shamrock _ Toronto 

Sharon Queensville 

Shuniah Port Arthur 

Silver Cobalt 

Simcoe Bradford 

Simcoe Toronto 

Simpson Newboro 

Sioux Lookout ..Sioux Lookout 

Somerville Kinmount 

Speed Guelph 

Springfield Springfield 

Spry _ Beeton 

Spry Fenelon Falls 

Spruce Falls Kapuskasing 

Stamford Stamford Centre 

Stanley . Toronto 

Star in the East Wellington 

Star of the East Bothwell 

Stevenson Toronto 

Stirling Stirling 

Stratford Stratford 

Strict Observance Hamilton 

Strong - Sundridge 

Sturgeon Falls. Sturgeon Falls 



Sunnyside 

Sussex 

Sydenham 

Talbot 

Tavistock 



..Toronto 

Brockville 

Dresden 

St. Thomas 
Tavistock 



No. 
144 
245 
276 
462 
296 
324 
525 
597 
649 

34 
250 
618 
647 
467 
583 

38 

98 

14 
141 

99 
195 
437 
541 
551 
239 
509 
537 
7 
9 
118 
380 

29 
376 
606 
496 
100 

54 
268 

56 
299 
398 
470 
474 
547 
563 
237 
359 
458 
321 
174 
555 
120 
260 
357 
539 
361 

46 
271 
635 
166 
441 
480 
318 

86 
113 
403 
286 
448 
156 
220 
410 
326 



and Name Location 

Tecumseh _ Stratford 

Tecumseh - - Thamesville 

Teeswater Teeswater 

Temiskaming New Liskeard 

Temple St. Catharines 



Temple 
Temple 
Temple 
Temple 
Thistle 



Hamilton 
..Toronto 
...London 
..Oshawa 



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 .Toronto 

Union Grimsby 

Union . . Napanee 

Union Schomberg 

Union London 

United Brighton 

Unity Huntsville 

Unity Toronto 

University Toronto 

Valley - - ...Dundas 



Vaugh;:n 

Verulam 

Victoria 

Victoria 

Victoria 

Victoria 



Maple 

..Bobcaygeon 
..Sarnia 



... Centreville 

Kirkfield 

Victory Harbor 

Victoria Toronto 

Victory Toronto 



Victory 
Vienna 

Vittoria 

Wales 

Walker 

Walsingham 
Wardrope 



Chatham 

Vienna 

Vittoria 

Wales 

Acton 

..Port Rowan 



Hamilton 

Warren Fingal 

Washington Petrolia 

Waterdown Millgrove 

Waterloo - Waterloo 

Waverley . Guelph 

Wellington Chatham 

Wellington Erin 

Wellington . - Toronto 

Wentworth Stoney Creek 

Westport _ Westport 

Williamsburg Williamsburg 

Wilmot _ Baden 

Wilson _ Toronto 



Wilson 

Windsor 

Wingham 

Xenophon 

York 

Zeredatha 

Zeta Toronto 

Zetland _ Toronto 



..Waterford 

Windsor 

...Wingham 

Wheatley 

Toronto 

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356 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 
RESTORATIONS, 1938 

5— C. E. Smith, W. A. Faulkner. 11— A. E. Harris, W. S. Wilbur, E. 
A. Barr. 15— D. McArthur. 16— G. E. Henry. 17— W. F. Kirk. IS— 
L. Pierce 26— F. W. Diamond. 27— R. W. French, S. E. Sweet, C. W. 
Little. 31— H. B. Neal, H. T. Humby, H. Kingscott. 42— H. H. Suter. 
43— J. Innes. 45— S. Sloan, G. Wright, R. W. L. Hunt. 47— T. F. 
Davidson, S. Butcher, S. G. Brown, A. C. Aldous, W. G. E. Harris, 

E. C. Maedel. 50— W. M. Carley. 52— M. Forsyth. 56— C. Needham. 
58— J. T. Brown. 61— H. G. Voelker, J. M. Gomph. 63— D. Armitt. 
64— C. F. Foster, J. C. Beemer, L. C. Jackson. 65— L. A. Till, F. J. 
Williams, S. Hayes, R. C. Lawter. 66— F. R. Parker. 68— F. J. T. 
Thorne, W. A. Sinclair. 69— G. Sills. 72— J. F. Clark. 73— R. Crone. 
75— H. S. Holborn. 76— T. M. Dodds, W. A. McLeod. 77— W. A. 
Graham. 82 — W. H. Strachan. 84—1. Rathwell. 86 — E. J. Gammon. 
87— J. W. Phillips. 92— J. S. Esford, C. A. Poynton. 94— L. J. 
Shephard, M. T. E. Loney, J. W. Sharpe. 103 — A. J. Flowers, R. Savage. 
104— F. W. Lee, H. C. Smith. 114— H. J. Goss. 118— C. E. Metcalf:. 
120— G. F. Braddon. 121— H. L. Hagey. 122 — J. J. Henderson. 123— 
J. G. Shaw. 126— D. A. Mitchell, C. L. Wilkinson, W. J. Abernethy. 
137— A. M. Pillgrem. 151— H. F. Rau. 154— W. D. Brand. 156— W. 
A. Swallow, M. C. Zimmerman. 157 — W. F. Barker, H. C. Martimen, 
R. M. Bolton. 158— J. O. Shrumm. 164— R. A. Hall. 165— L. W. 
Rapson. 169— J. McArthur. 171— D. E. Campbell. 174— M. C. Smith, 
A. A. Ferris. 180— R. Smith. 193— A. G. Frew, F. B. Baker, A. C. 
Eddy, F. C. Read. 197— J. J. Bradley. 209a— H. L. Garner. 217— 

F. W. Hearn. 220— E. H. Nutting. 222— E. Lohnes. 223— W. Baker. 
229— J. Martin. 230— J. B. Roberts. 232— A. M. Martin. 238— A. A. 
Heaton, E. J. Kerr. 239— C. D. Wilson, A. A. Farrar. 247— H. Rowlatt. 
249— K. Palmer, J. D. Elliott. 253— W. H. Ball. 254— E. A. Williams. 
258— A. Gethin. 266— C. V. Tebbey. 267— W. Lane, G. G. Fielder. 
283— L. A. Weese. 285— T. W. Merrick. 287— J. H. Cummins. 290— 
A. H. Hewer. A. E. Law, D. Mclntyre, E. H. Kiff, A. A. Campbell. 
292— J. R. Carr. 295— S. T. Shaffe. 296— J. W. Noble. 299— R. W. 
Coulter. 300— W. Elgie. H. B. Mossip. 302— N. A. Dewar, J. Fleming, 

G. T. Stewart, H. O. Taylor. 324— T. Taylor. 326— S. Thompson. 
327— W. H. Babcock, O. Prangley. 330— E. Corbett. 332— A. E. Cash, 

E. W. Norfolk. 339— F. Genovese, P. C. Ellis. 341— G. D. McArthur. 
343— H. T. Fice, E. G. Rigby, H. W. Williams, D. Patterson. 346— H. 
J. Bennett. 358— E. W. Pincombe. 361— J. S. Mitchell. 362— J. A. 
Robertson. 370— S. B. Otton. 373— B. Melville. 376— J. E. Davis. 
378— H. S. Gartside, R Wilson, T. C. Baker, C. O. Drinkwater. 380— 

F. G. Evans, W. T. Weames. R. H. Williams, T. H. Whitney, L. J. 
Hamilton. 382— R. W. Jannett, P. C. Dean, H. Reed. 383— J. P. Milne, 
A. Williams. 384— H. E. Campaigne, W. F. Eccles. 385— A. G. Martin. 
391— E. S. Craig. 399— M. Johnson, M. Andrews, C. Parsons. 400— 
F. L. Root. 401— W. S. Smith. 402— F. Brookei, E. J. Queen, A. M. 
Dusty, K. Brett, C. Loucks. 403— G. W. Wilson, O. Matthews, A. F. 
Hoffman. 405 — J. Morrison. 406 — A. McKendry. 409 — T. R. McMurray. 
410— D. A. Campbell, H. J. Campbell. 411— H. M. Anthes. 412— S. F. 
Stover, R. A. Addison, P. Buchan, Jr., M. F. Harper, J. N. Gardner, 
J. C. Mason. 415— R. J. McAdams. 417— T. B. Elliott, A. Gordon, F. 
Harkins. 420— P. E. Hughes, A. H. Mitchell. 426— G. A. Haney. 428— 
J. A. Goode. 429— T. E. Brown. 431— N. Murray. 438— W. A. Gdy, 
J. E. Wright. 442— W. Rowan. 445— K. T. Ehn, H. R. Phipps. 4^5— 
A. P. Bowen. 453— A. E. Bennett, A. D. Stewart, T. L. Ettinger. 
457— H. M. Whitsell. 459—1. E. Dean, W. B. MacOdrum. 461— H. 
Carson, J. A. Callan, M. H. Gillespie. J. H. Bell, Jr., B. W. Kert, E. 
Fernstrom, E. P. Pederson, A. A. Miniely, A. W. Fernstrom, J. H. Bell, 
Sr., C. H. Anderson, F. Rasmussen, J. A. Hawn, D. Bell, L. L. Budreau, 
P. Mclnnes. 462— C. H. Taylor. 466— C. C. Knapp, W. F. H. Adams, 
469— L. Leggatt. 470— J. A. Allan, J. C. Leith. 475— J. W. Roderick, 
W. Farmer. 477— S. W. Keown. 484— J. N. Daiter. 4"86— A. J. 
Anderson. 487 — J. S. Livingston. 490 — R. A. Murdock. 492 — R. L. 
Tipping, L. W. Dwinnell. 494— J. S. Isbister. 495— H. F. Graham, 
W. Spiley, R. J. Allan, J. Goodbrand, F. Harris, F. C. Maycock, A. I. 
McEwen.. 496— E. W. Skinner, W. M. Edmunds. 497— W. H. Hill, 
J. M. Cox. R. M. Barr. D. H. Cox, L. W. Fox, J. E. Hughes, J. C. 
Hayes, G. E. Howes, J. L. Llovrl 4QQ— p. Q. P, ]rre ll. C. A. 7°st. 502— 
F. C. Hutt. 504— H. H. Cardiff. W. J. Loaby. 506— J. G. Wright. 
510— A. Daibyshire. 511— L. L. T. Farrar. W. J. Homer. 512— H. R. 



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Torrance. 513 — H. Tranter, T. W. Hammond. R. M. Smith. 515 — A. 
C. Irwin. 521— M. Melville. 524— H. O. Gudgin. 529— E. G. Campbell. 
530 — J. Curran, H. E. O. Thomas. 531 — W. A. Carter, J. A. Adams, 
M. J. Sinclair, H. Hall, S. DeGraef, E. P. Sefton, E. T. Querney, P. 
Robinson, G. Kirtley, J. E. Pile, I. B. Heron. F. H. Farrell, E. R. H. 
Clarke, A. E. Baker, J. A. Whyte, G. A. Lascelles, C. Wilson, T. Bloss, 
T. H. Davis, W. W. Kuch. 533— W. S. McCalpin, F. W. White, F. D. 
Kilts. 534— A. R. Scriven. 540— P. E. Doal. 541— H. Leake, C. M. 
Browne. 542— C. Porter, A. Pike. 549— J. F. Reed, W. W. Ayres. 
550 — H. Munday, P. Weatherly, P. M. Bruce, H. Stevens, W. A. Crockett. 
551— W. Barclay. 552— R. M. Barchard, A. J. Burkell. 555— G. R. 
Walker. 559— A. Miller. 562— J. R. Hayes, R. Stewart, W. Oblender. 
563— A. H. McDonald. 565— R. Harvey, J. W. Thompson. 569— D. 
Morris. 572— C. Smith. 573— C. H. Ellah. 575— C. Hanney. 579— 
A. Swartz, W. E. Bean, M. Rosenberg, N. T. Sutton, R. Jackson, J. 
Kovinskey, B. Kovinsky, T. Kovinsky. 586— R. Nicol. 588— M. M. 
Ainslie. 589— L. A. DeWitt, R. H. Fawcett. 591— J. R. Carr. 592— S. 
R. Morrison. 593— G. B. MacLeod. 594— W. G. Fordyce. W. H. Walker. 
597— W. W. Cunningham. 598— J. B. Wilson, H. C. McMordie. 602— 
G. W. Robinson. 605— H. Nicholson. 609— G. J. Allardyce. 611— W. 
J. Edmonds. 612— J. K. Madill, W. A. Burrows. 626— A. H. Murrell. 
633— J. H. Hess. 636— W. H. Woodhouse, J. A. Duncan. 637— R. H. 
Forler, H. W. Kenmare. 



SUSPENSIONS, 1938 

2— S. Hunt. 3— H. Douglas, F. Treneer, L. Alberson. 5— T. Price. N. 
Hollick. 6— W. S. Jolley, G. E. Lindsay, W. H. McLelland. 7— C. L. 
Parmiter, J. W. Thomas, F. Cooke, L. E. Mills, A. W. Barnes, F. A. 
Hendricks, J. Stephen. 11 — R. D. Allison, W. T. Canning. F. Cooke, 
A. J. Everett, I. J. Lyons, E. A. Monck, W. C. Morgan, G. A. C. Weir, 
G. F. S. Wade. 14— J. W. Gamble, J. Rubenstein, A. E. Plumb. 16— 
A. R. Colwill, C. F. Young, T. E. Young. 17— C. C. Campbell, T. W. 
Cousans, F. Parkinson, F. G. Reed, J. Round. 20— C. H. Bending, J. L. 
Burgess, A. E. Hall, W. A. Hobbs. A. C. Irvine, W. W. Kaiser, J. S. 
MacCall, H. H. Ross, D. E. Rogerson, H. B. Turner, O. G. P. Wilson, 
A. Weaver, T. A. White. 22— B. W. Anderson, H. T. J. Biggor, A. V. 
Conroy, G. R. Dingle, C. J. Foster, J. N. Ford, A. J. Gowan, W. J. 
Hodgson, J. Hammond, T. Heal, H. Hughes, F. A. Magee, G. M. Martin, 
H. Medcalf, W. M. McGee, H. H. McGee, E. J. C. McCracken, T. Phillips, 
W. C. Ramsden, W. C. Schunck. J. Smith, L. Westwood, H. P. Wood. 
23— G. H. Duncan, F. Patton, G. E. Reaman, H. B. Stirling. 26— N. 
N. Brimstin, A. Grace, H. V. Jewell. 29— J. L, Bird. A. G. Clark, 
W. D. Morgan. 30— W. H. McClellan. 31— A. B. McGill, S. S. Brooks, 
W. G. Widdecombe, G. H. Hicks, W. G. Wilkinson, R. H. Westaway, 
L J. Stevens, J. Hately, W. C. Heal, W. E. Davidson. 33— W. E. 
Cattle, R. McKay. T. Pritchard, W. J. Powell, H. Stinson, E. J. Loomis, 
H. K. Revell, J. L. Thurlow, D. A. McNevin, J. M. Johnston, C. Graham, 

F. G. Holmes, M. C. Mclvor. 34— W. D. B. Fortier, D. S. Bertrand, 
C. W. Wood, C. C. Kemp, L. F. Brown, C. G. Cooper, C. W. Farrow. 
37— D. A. Bonsteel, J. F. Rutherford, R. D. Hutt, R. S. Hutt, W. J. 
McMurray. 38— H. C. Baker, B. W. Campney, O. C. Davis, E. Hammett, 
J. D. Ross. 40— J. Hossack. 42 — A. E. Arnott, J. A. Beemer, W. F. 
Biggs, W. H. Biggs, H. S. Crowe. A. Dyson, E. B. Irwin, H. Nugent, 
C. J. Reffell, D. E. Ross. 43— T. White, T. E. MacMonagle. W. J. Bell, 

G. L. Cook, J. W. Riste, W. F. Daniels, J. G. Bell, C. Cuthbert, G. C. 
McArdle, S. Ramer. 44 — H. Watson, G. Ostrander. 45 — G. W. Buck- 
borough. F. A. Box, B. O. Bond, W. T. Danks, H. Goold. H. C. Goold, 
A. T. Hemsworth, R. S. Hudson, J. F. Matta, C. W. Olmstead, J. R. 
Sutherland. S. Sloan, R. Tyrwhitt. G. Wright, M. G. Scarman, J. H. 
Searson, W. Hanson. N. J. Luke, D. M. McDonald. N. A. Wilson. 46 — 
C. A. Jewiss, T. I. Park, W. H. Horn. 47 — C. Cunnington, E. E. 
Eves. A. E. Hopps, A. C. E. Jones, J. A. Arnold, C. A. Schreiner, 
G. Turnbull. I. K. Arnott, E. L. Broadbent, H. O. Brown, F. W. D. 
McKillop, J. Martin. E. Prettie. 48— W. Hawthorne, W. A. McCoy, H. 
C. Parnell. W. J. Allt. 50— W. M. Carley, A. M. Stinson, J. A. Sherwin, 
R. L. Snider. 52— M. Forsyth. S. J. Gilberg. A. R. Hunter, H. Lyons, 
A. L. Lee. N. Mulligan, A. K. Smyth, E. E. Sayles, J. R. Stuart, H. 
R. Travers. A. L. Tanner. 54 — E. W. Lowery. C. T. Stephenson. 55 — 
G. Begley, W. C. Knapp, J. S. Lucas, G. R. Read. 56— H. F. Beresford, 



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R. T. Laughlin, G. E. Lucas, E. L. MacDonald, E. E. Pallett, J. Rutter, 
W. Selkirk, A. G. Stirrett. E. B. Thompson. 57— B. A. Smith, L. B. 
Smith, D. A. Smith, A. B. Armes, A. Comfort, H. A. Dickenson, D. 
Falgleish. E. H. Duffy, C. Harris. J. V. Johnston, R. J. Moffat, H. W. 
McKee, D. Robinson, C. I. Stewart, D. Traver, M. A. McLeod. 58— 
P. G. Call, A. Lewis, F. L. Watson. 61— C. Athames. T. L. Book, R. 
Brown, W. Burton, W. Clark, N. J. Davies, H. A. Hunt, F. C. Kenny. 
H. G. Lennard, G. S. Lyne, H. R. Mellon, A. G. Morden, J. D. Nairn, 
I. Smith, V. H. Wirtz, R. W. Eagles, H. A. Thompson, C. Hopkins, 
F. M. Lavell, R. A. Thompson, E. E. Smith. 64— W. E. Ball, A. J. 
Carter, B. N. Dancy, M. Huxley, K. N. Ireland, B. H. McLeod, A. 
Martin, M. C. Smith, J. W. Wonnacott, W. E. Wilmer. 65— A. V. 
Gardner, A. Dilworth, G. W. Hayward, G. H. Levack, H. E. Rooney. 
66— A. C. Bragg, S. T. Parker, L. Thomas. 68— H. Jillings, G. B. 
Johnston, A. L. Law, R. R. McKay, G. E. Petrie, W. A. Cline. W. J. 
Gilling, R. E. Winlow. 69— B. C. Donnan, E. W. Matthews, J. G. Sells. 
T. F. Ward, C. R. Bastedo. 73— J. M. Albert, E. Bell, G. Colebrook, 
F. J. Howald. N. S. Mitchell, W. J. Moffatt, H. A. Milne, R. D. Rankin, 
A. E. Simms, W. W. Stevens, C. W. White, G. Webster, W. B. Young. 
75— W. H. Tulley. 76— W. R. Murray, W. A. Cooper. J. G. Marshall, 
W. R. Crawford, V. T. Mooney. W. F. Craig, E. J. C. McCracken. 
77— R. Kinnear, M. Moynes, R. V. Mark, S. J. Fee, W. J. Walter, E. 
Stewart, W. E. Grenneway, F. Johnston, S. J. Worrall, G. W. Lawson. 
78— J. Louch. G. Fleming, H. G. Minshall, G. F. Seagrove. 79— W. H. 
Day, W. N. Day. W. A. Pringle. 81— R. H. Frank, L. R. Sutherland, S. 
Toles, T. Rushby. S. Oakes, F. L. Miller. H. A. Mitchell, S. W. Hyatt, I. 
Gibson, W. Fowler, N. H. Courtis, M. Bignell. 82— W. R. Ingle, J. D. 
Reynolds. 83— A. J. Stoner, G. E. Plumb. 84—1. Rathwell, J. Pease, 
C. Twitchell. 87— J. W. Phillips, W. Hoover, F. Gowland, H. E. Nichols. 
88— D. G. McKay, W. G. Rodger, W. G. Hay, J. McKay, E. A. Kennedy, 
J. Bryans, J. W. F. Rolston. 90— A. McCarl. 92— B. E. Barnum, T. E. 
Bennett. C. A. Poynton, E. Teeple, B. Lyon, H. F. Kennedy, J. J. 
Graham. 97— H. A. Shaw. 101— B. G. Gillespie, W. T. Miller, 103— 
A. Cartwright, C. G. Stairs, C. R. Jones, G. F. Whitaker. 105— W. D. 
Agon, F. Clegg, A. R. Land, J. MacVeigh, C. R. Pay, E. Whipp. 106— 
F. L. Giles, T. W. Mclntyre, J. R. McArter, H. L. Duohworth, J. W. 
Mclntyre. 107— C. Campbell. C. W. Runnalls. 108— H. Kerton, C. 
MacArthur. 109— J. A. Wallace, F. J. Smith, H. F. McNamara, 
R. A. Hill, G. A. Harker, J. M. Bradford. 114— R. F. S. Holda- 
way. H. H. Clark. L. H. Giddy, G. Austin, A. R. Janes, J. D. W. 
Bothwell, H. Fowler, S. R. Gist, C. Lee, W. H. Palen, L. O. Pearce, 
J. F. Comley, F. S. Taylor. 116— L. A. P. Smith, M. Spearman, N. 
Ravelle. 119— H. B. Sandwith. 121— G. M. Gress, H. W. Stover, C. Slack, 
J. A. McNabb, C. S. Brown, E. J. Brown, T. W. Weller, A. C. Hart. 
J. Swenton, J. Harp. 122— J. B. Easton, W. M. McAndrew, H. Young. 
123— J. W. McEachren, C. P. Brokam, F. W. Furmidge, A. R. Tuite, 
J. E. Maidens, R. W. Oliver. 126— F. A. Burgar, E. C. Dalman, C. W. 
West, C. W. Boyd, T. C. Tait, C. R. Williams, R. R. Hutton, J. Nesbitt, 
C. G. Mitchell. 129— G. W. Anning. 131— F. V. Johns, C. M. Bell, 
J. E. McLeod, D. A. McLean. 133— D. D. Davis, J. Ward, G. M. Grant, 
H. W. Doerr. 136— W. H. Goodman. 137— D. W. Greenlaw. 139— M. 

C. Devins, C. Burns. 140— H. B. White. 141— A. E. Agar, L. Mortson, 

F. A. Moses, B. C. Dillon, S. M. Porterfoeld, J. Durfy. 142— J. W. 
Casselman, R. Winnett, F. Fentiman, H. O. Hessell. 143— G. H. White. 

D. H. Walker, B. D. Poyser. 144— F. J. Richardson, J. W. Mock, C. A. 
Moore, C. N. Anderson, C. W. Bell, F. B. Bell, H. W. Brazier, J. Cook, 
D. A. Dempsey, H. Hitchen. H. F. King, J. Meldrum, W. S. W. O'Beirne. 
145— W. A. Brown. 146— J. H. Slade. 148— W. F. Wurtele. 151— J. 
Durfy, C. J. Wilkinson. 154— H. Lewis. R. Fairies, C. Haggar, A. H. 
Carter, J. Brock, W. E. Brownlee, F. R. Carter. 155 — G. Nimmons, 
P. H. Neville, H. J. Latimer, F. C. Hungerford, R. Hicks, F. C. Dwyer, 

G. B. Cunnungham, D. J. Bagshaw. 156 — P. W. Shahan, T. C. M. 
McMillan. S. H. Jones. K. H. Greer. G. H. Hall. 158— K. Crosbie. G. 
Nieuval, D. W. Phillips, S. Penfound, D. E. Plewis. 161— J. L. Phillips, 
A. C. Twiddy, F. J. Gould. H. Shaw. 162— C. W. Kitchen, R. B. Carr, 
C. Reis, J. A. Barton, J. J. Steinmiller. 164 — S. E. Benson. 165 — 
H. Law. 166— W. H. Morris, G. E. Nash, W. F. Cocker, G. W. Anderson, 
J. Frewin. S. Harte. E. McCoy, A. N. Smith, L. T. Springstead, C. I. 
Stewart. 168— C. B. Ayers, M. J. Fifield. H. H. Hagen, R. H. Mason, 
F. L. Richardson, P. E. Noble, E. Vaughan, A. E. Norsworthy. 169 — 
J. M. Floyd, S. Innes. 174— A. H. Ferris, A. Ousterhout. 177 — R. E. 



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Bower, P. H. Bannister, J. H. Tucker. 178— R. Hunter. 180— J. S. 
McKenzie, R. B. Beattie, T. C. Bunford, J. E. MacDonald, A. Holland, 
O. H. Ziegler. 181— C. T. Marlatt, E. G. Matthews, M. Wilson, J. A. 
Kintrea. 190 — J. A. Ferguson, H. Copeland. 193— A. C. Eddy, F. P. 
Baker, H. T. Collett, A. G. Frew. 195— A. Pollard, D. VanPraagh. 
197— J. H. Ranesbottom. 200— R. Taylor, J. Duffield, T. McLuhan, A. H- 
Lyons, C. F. Stevenson, H. B. Scudamore. 207 — J. A. Vipond, J. A. 
Raymond, M. A. McNeil, A. T. McDonald, D. A. McCrimmon, R. D. 
Munroe, T. S. Fraser. 209A— E. Houghtby. 218— G. C. Hearts, T. A. 
Hale, A. S. Chaplin, T. Williams, H. S. Kenney, W. T. Ross. 219— 
J. A. Early, H. J. Fox. W. F. Smith, L. Wraggette, C. Young. 220— 
J. Surgeoner. 223— W. Baker. 225— W. M. Turnbull, H. S. Boyd. 229— 
T. McMichael, A. Simmons, D. Appleton, W. Buchanan, H. R. Campkin, 
R. Foster, A. Speers, W. D. Thompson, S. Baldock, J. E. Field, J. 
Martin, J. W. Millar. 230— G. G. Johnston, R. Harrison, J. R. Treend. 
231 — R. N. Macpherson. 232— T. G. Jordan, J. A. Finlayson, E. M. 
Taylor, G. Kendall, A. N. Martin. 223— G. Cruickshanks, G. G. Elliott, 
J. C. Gray, H. N. Hunter, R. M. Love, M. C. Munro, G. McCall, J. H. 
McDonald, G. Pollock. 234— A. G. Meneray. 235— R. Fullerton, N. 
Kauffman, J. Metcalfe. J. A. McKay, J. W. H. Nichols, W. Russell, 
J. Thompson, J. R. Shoemaker, W. T. Hopper. 238— A. A. Heaton, T. 
Dodds, E. J. Kerr, J. C. Trenouth, J. C. Bowman, J. Blizard. 239 — 
R. M. Meiklejohn. 242— J. Guild, F. E. Caiger. 247— R. M. McCaul, 
L. E. Amsden, G. E. Farrer, G. I. D. Marks, A. Thompson, J. L. 
Webster, L. A. Morine, J. W. Muir, W. N. Wade. 250— A. Kerr, G. L. 
Fraser, C. Sutherland, E. A. Ward. G. H. Murray, H. W. Munroe. 
253— C. H. Bishop, H. S. Dick, T. Hyland. W. S. McCann, P. T. Mcllroy, 
L. W. Persons, F. O. Reeves. 254— W. V. Corbin, G. Cullimore, L. B. 
DeWolfe, G. G. Hanes, N. G. Helwigg, M. G. Hess, J. Jenkins, C. L. Jones, 
A. G. King, C. S. MacQueen, F. C. Masters, G. Mitchell. E. A. McKenzie, 
G. S. Page, A. C. Peterson, T. E. Pierce, G. H. Preston, F. E. Ressler, 
A. Sampson, W. Spring, H. Wilson. 255— J. D. Currie. 256 — H. J. 
Rupert. 257— H. B. Chadwick, C. T. Freeland, R. N. Grace, J. A. 
McDonald. 258— A. Webb, W. G. Berscht, G. E. Eagleton. 260— C. W. 
Russell, O. Saunders, F. W. Knight, H. W. Gillett. 261— W. T. C. 
Carter, K. R. Clark, W. B. Vance, G. S. Chesney. 262— R. J. Martin. 
W. S. Whaley, J. Bruce, J. H. Shannon. J. H. Nichol, N. J. Hawes. B. 
Davidson, D. McDonnell, E. Atchison. 264 — J. Campbell, J. Dodds, A. 
Ellis. R. Henham, D. Howells, W. M. Shinwood, H. M. Wallace. 265— 
W. N. Mabbett, R. H. Perkin, C. F. Tomlinson. 266— S. Henson, G. 
Lightfoot. 267— G. W. Allen, P. Brown, A. Cookson, S. Currie, J. 
Hunter, J. A. Huson, C. C. Jenkins, C. W. Leggatt, W. G. Lister, R. J. 
Myers, R. D. McCleymont, D. J. MeCormick, W. L. Oldershaw, E. T. 
Rayment. R. C. Rhodes. M. Reissner, A. Smythe, J. D. Smith, P. 
Trudell, T. Taylor. J. C. Tucker. F. E. Winegarden, A. A. Winegarden, 
R. J. Winter, A. Weir, M. Baxter, A. S. Buesnell, M. Bishop, J. 
Bedell, J. Carson, J. Emmott, J. Fleming, W. J. Glover, J. H. Grant. 
O. G. Haskell, J. T. Johnston, W. C. Moore. B. A. Oldershaw, V. E. 
Pritchard, T. Rayment, W. T. Tewkesbury. 268 — W. Beatty, E. Irwin, 
F. Herron, A. McKinnon, J. Simms, G. H. Potts, B. A. Wriuhtman. 
269— A. Abott. K. W. Bertrand, K. C. T. Moxon. 270— S. O. Perrin, 
J. Breckenridge, R. E. Dow, R. Murray, E. Woodcock. 272 — W. G. 
Almas, T. G. Anderson, F. J. Beechy, O. H. Cochrane, H. E. Powell, 
E. H. Shaw, A. Taylor, J. R. D. Epps, J. E. Scott, E. Brown. 274— 
H. M. Grant, V. Casemore. 277 — J. D. Atkinson, J. Renwick, J. Milliken, 
P. J. R. Tame, E. W. Birrell, O. Birrell, W. H. Betts, J. Dixon. M. 
Wilson, W. Taylor. A. J. Weaver. 283— R. R. Splann. A. J. Ridley, 
C. H. Storey, H. M. Barnum, R. A. O. Stewart, D. A. Montgomery, 
W. J. Stone, F. B. Liberty, L. A. Vesterfelt, T. Forman, P. M. Little. 

A. Winters, C. W. Dickens, G. G. Quirk, R. Solerow, C. B. Treverton, 
E. F. Sharp, H. V. Emerson, P. E. G. Follwell, L. A. Weese, H. H. 
Elliott, N. E. Sheffield, E. N. Andrews, J. Marshall, H. O. Stewart, 
E. T. Thompson, C. A. Martin, O. R. Denyes, J. G. Cooke, J. Easter- 
brook, A. W. Fargey, D. C. Ramsay, J. R. Burgess, M. M. Dafoe. O. 
J. Mcintosh, A. E. Zealley. 285 — F. T. Portsmouth, A. Weaver. 289— 
N. B. Stoner. 291— J. G. Hunter, G. E. Hogarth, B. Vail. 294— G. E. 
Turner, E. O. Lott, J. A. White, J. A. Richmond, W. E. Rowe, G. M. 
Phemister, J. W. Durfy. 295— A. Withers. 296— J. S. Fletcher. 297— 

B. Cherry. A. S. Underhill, E. J. Underhill, H. W. Steel, C. A. Chittick. 
299— W. S. Fenwick, E. W. Lochhead, A. W. Milligan, R. Seilly, S. D. 
Wagar. 302— T. J. Burton, N. Richardson. 303— E. C. McElroy, W. B. Bell, 



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C. Fingland. 306 — W. A. Davidson. J. A. Henderson, C. C. Middlebro, 
A. G. McComb, J. A. Macfarlane, W. C. McLachlan. 307 — I. L. Dowding. 
312 — A. E. W. Kimmerley, J- Melross, J. Rohner, W. A. Deem, H. J. 
Reeves, C. H. Chamberlain, W. H. Mitchell, A. M. Armstrong, S. M. 
Lillie, W. Anderson, T. R. Fry, A. A. Fisher. 314 — E. Kreutzeiger, 
J. H. Robertson, R. Horning, J. L. Ireland. 316 — R. Johnstone, W. H. 
Gay, J. T. Hastings, E. E. Tanner, A. Cadwallader. 318 — E. W. Mc- 
Laughlin. 320 — W. J. Nash, E. L. Munharrey, W. C. Gamble, W. A. 
Brown, H. R. Fetterley. 324— E. L. Arnold, G. H. Marsh, C. W. Place, 
W. B. Ruffles, C. Spance, H. Stevens, B. Dickson, T. Douglas. 326— 
A. H. Robertson, J. Thomson, H. H. Prittie, J. R. Buller, H. R. Mountain. 
327— J. L. Watterworth, L. Goff, M. G. McMaster, E. F. Connelly. 
329— F. L. Tyler, G. O. Miller, F. O. Hambly. 330 — C. E. Jarmain. 
331— M. Cook, N. Cattanack. 332— C. Gagen. J. S. McMillan, W. F. 
Pearson, R. T. McMorran, T. E. Palmer. 333— G. E. Banks, R. D. 
Clark, W. J. Heitman, G. H. Long Sr., R. J. Sim. 336— W. E. Wootton. 
337— J. Easterbrook. R. F. Booth, J. Pelky, H. F. McPherson, V. B. 
Ayearst, W. J. Pinnell, H. R. Henshaw, W. H. Vanalstine, F. E. Hagar, 
J. Kottmeir. 338— C. D. Hoffman. F. Forrest. 339— C. C. Cross, W. A. 
Dunn, F. A. Doughty, N. G. Edger, A. E. Grainger, H. R. Jackson, 
A. R. C. Wakley. J. J. Walshe, E. Newy. 341— S. L. Farley, C. A. 
Montgomery. 343— H. R. Fardoc, E. W. Fetterley, W. L. Forsythe, 
H. W. Kimpton, T. Lennard, D. H. Levack, D. E. MacVannel, J. H. 
Pritchard, D. Rankin, S. M. Sinton, C. E. Spooner. 344— G. G. Stone. 
346— J. Mort, G. S. Petrie, C. Robb, F. A. East, W. E. Worth, C. C. 
Hall. F. Crawford. J. A. Erikson, V. E. Forbes, W. J. Sanderson, J. H. 
Martin, R. P. Adams, W. A. Cooper, J. Bottomley, C. Holmes. 352 — ■ 
C. M. Hicks, C. H. Danard, H. J. Bowen. 354— T. D. Bell, J. G. Barker, 
C. R. Graham, G. L. Woodward, F. W. Todd, R. E. Tindall. 356— 
H. R. Sandham, A. E. Charboneau. 359— E. L. Butler, J. A. Forest. 
360— W. Swanson. 361— A. K. M. Elliott, R. G. Johnston, J. S. Mitchell, 
G. G. Reid, A. G. Auld, A. J. Groom, R. E. Lang, J. A. McFarlane. 
362— D. A. Petch, L. W. Scarrow. 364— A. C. Skinner. 367— D. Clark, 
E. G. Hedge, W. H. Quinton, H. D. Singer. 369— C. C. McGriggin, 
H. R. Lindabury, E. G. Watkins, G. H. Wright. 373— J. W. Hutchinson, 
C. D. Bird. 375— J. N. Caldwell, N. Burgomaster. 376— D. M. Bishop, 
W. L. Crompton, G. V. Cook, J. R. Hunt, G. Jennings, W. G. Law, 
H. A. Peacock, H. Sims. P. G. Wells. 380— F. Baldwin, C. E. Car- 
ruthers. G. A. Jack, E. B. Kimble. 382— A. Frank, A. Martin, A. M. 
Petrie, E. Stewart, W. Watts, D. Whyte Jr., T. G. Free, W. H. Gayfer, 
H. Hale, H. Reed, P. C. Dean. 383— W. L. Higginson, 384— H. S. 
Morrison, F. J. Ogle, L. H. Roos, A. G. Taylor, D. C. Barger, W. T. 
Hawkins, F. Holmes, P. J. Howard, A. J. Lyle, H. T. Mashinter, W. 
J. McDermott, H. J. McMann. 386 — N. A. Taylor, N. R. Spooner, J. A. 
Laudon. B. R. Dobson, J. Tonks, A. McFee. 387 — N. Salthouse, R. 
McCormack, W. Campbell, A. S. McKay, T. G. Robertson. 389— C. O. 
Johnston, W. A. Chapman. 391— J. D. Brien, J. E. Betts, C. A. Brown, 
C. F. Dickman, H. T. Fletcher, T. E. Gage, R. P. Galbraith, S. L. 
Hancock, R. C. Johnson, J. D. Kaufman, E. H. Mutton, D. R. McDiarmid, 
J. A. Mclntyre, S. L. Springsteen, J. H. Slater. 392— G. A. Trusler, 
W A. Trusler. 396— F. Hambidge, A. Skene, W. A. Slack, J. C. Slute, E. 
M. Taylor. 398— J. Caldwell. A. J. Truman, H. McLaughlin Sr., P. J. Camp- 
bell, W. Gordon. 400— P. W. Chambers, W. F. Pickard, J. Ramsay. 402— 
L. E. Hannan. H. A. Robinson, R. A. Dell, E. Sadler, A. R. Birch, 

E. L. Cook, C. G. Garniss, W. A. Hunter. 403— F. L. Arnett, C. H. 
Arthur. A. W. Bolton, P. H. Colley, E. Coldwell, C. G. Creasey, A. C. 
Davidson, W. H. Elliott, A. H. Lawrence, P. J. Levy, C. W. McDonald, 

F. R. McFadden, W. T. Metcalfe, M. F. Noble, E. A. Saunders, J. C. 
White, J. F. Whyte, J. V. Yeoman. 404 — T. H. Burns, J. Easterbrook, 
M. R. Brown, O. L. Thompson, A. D. Herbert, R. M. Willcox. 409 — 

E. Thorington. 410— H. W. Thompson, R. H. Mortimer, G. H. Lyons, 
P. Fyvie, I. T. Vaughan, R. D. Shaw, H. Gilpin. 411— J. Schotanus, 
R. Ward, J. M. Paterson, L. J. Miller. 412— P. H. McKinley, I. S. 
Palmer, B. C. Lamble. 414 — P. Johnson, E. L. Hogue, W. M. Sutton, 
W. R. Cummings. 416— V. S. Booth. G. Glazier, L. Pettem, J. C. 
Watson. 419— J. C. Winters, W. G. Luckham, J. C. W. Byers. 420— 
W. A. Griffin, M. C. Hendry, R." Y. Angus, J. W. McCluskey, A. B. 
Cook, W. Nevin. 422— J. A. Anderson, O. E. Adkin, G. F. Avery, L. 

F. Noble. 428— F. B. Ardron. F. Barker. W. G. Evans, E. L. McLean, 
C. L. Bugnell, H. E. Carr. E. King. L. Klein, J. McKee, J. Swan, A. 
W. Willan. H. G. Willard. 429— E. Raymond, G. M. Jamieson, C. N. 



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Paddon. H. B. Padden. 430— C. N. Reid, K. M. Gordon. E. Handley. 
H. C. O'Dell, G. E. McGaw. 432— G. Diamant. W. T. Stone. 433— C. 
A Whvte- H. F. Noble. 435 — W. M. McArthur, D. W. Wright. G. H. 
Gardner, P. W. T. Yuill. 437— D. Elliott, W. F. Pierce, W. J. Brims. 
J. Bond, H. W. Kilbreath. R. Codling, R. E. Elliott, A. R. Underhill, 
J. S. Flack. C. Wilson. W. J. Finch. J. Wilkie. 438— J. H. Olver, A. 
W. Bell, J. Chilton, A. C. Curry. A. H. Spanner, P. M. Sutherland, 
H. Whitworth. 440 — T. W. G. Chambers, C. Greenwood. J. Dugan, 
V. E. R. Zufelt. 441— E. E. Blair. J. N. Neilson. E. Quinn. 44«— 

C. R. Richardson. 447— S. M. Boyce. J. R. Yohn. O. W. Taylor. 449— 
O. O. Webb. G. K. Cassie. F. M. Curran. 451 — G. Morton, W. G. 
Graham. 454 — R. G. Watson, S. H. Troyer, L. L. McPherson, J. 
Thompson. W. A. Harris. C. B. Smith, A. R. Hunter. 456— C. Vallance. 
459 — W. E. Dean, W. J. Dunlop, E. E. Rudkin. 460 — J. Simpson, A. 
H. Dean. T. B. Rhodes, W. D. Bracken, E. Codling, R. D. Mullin. 
461— W. B. Baldwin. 465— J. H. Armstrong. G. H. Rivington. 466 — 
A. M. Train, C. M. Kiel. E. A. Coe, A. L. Wright. D. W. Readman. 
467— T. W. Marsden, R. G. Robinson. 469— E. G. Drew, H. E. McCauley, 
S. E. H. Douglas, D. Russell, A. A. Murray, G. M. Finlayson. 470— 

A. E. Cartmill, J. C. Leith, J. W. Porter. 471— J. M. Davidson. G. A. 
Rowe. J. G. Youngs, F. D. Marsh. 473— G. E. Garvin, W. A. Pidduck. 
474— A. E. Maundrell, H. E. Landsborough. 475— D. H. Bouskill. E. 
Butler, C. H. Coates, C. D. Elliott, H. Ellison, D. H. Fonger, W. 
Hardie. T. Hardie, H. Marshall, A. Meinke, A. T. Nash. D. E. R. 
Stewart. J. Thomson. F. V. Wachter, J. G. Waddie, W. Meinke. 477— 
J. R. Bruce. 481— G. F. Young. R. H. Blackwell. J. W. Courtney. R. 
H. Cole, G. Geary. F. W. Hunt, J. E. Hayes. W. G. Hay, A. H. Herbert, 

B. H. Jackman. G. R. Keppie, J. Lord, J. F. Linden, E. E. Martin, H. 
T. Manes. J. H. Niblock. E. Orr, M. A. Ross, R. F. Richards. F. Rowe, 
W. W. Williams, B. B. Wilmot. 482— E. A. Blakely, G. E. McCaw, 
A. Martin. 483— T. S. Hill Sr., C. W. Westman. I. F. Middleton, J. 
Forrest, F. Carson. 484 — J. Davis Sr., D. George, E. R. Norman, R. 
Stevens. C. A. Taylor. R. Taylor. 485 — A. H. Burrows, A. G. Brooks, 
A. E. Cain, W. J. Pritchard. J. A. Brydge. W. J. Clow, G. J. Gibbons, 
H. Henshall. A. P. Knetchel. F. Soulsby. 486— A. J. Anderson. C. 
Appleby, E. R. J. Farrell, J. C. Houston. A. Miller, T. R. Rowe. W. 
E. Dawson, H. L. Donaldson, A. W. Fennah. F. A. Harrison, D. McPhail. 
487— J. A. Hawkins, E. H. Botting, A. A. Ramsay, J. S. McGregor, 
H. D. Lane, O. Leybourne, J. S. Livingston. J. B. Maclean. 488—0. W. 
Berry, C. Brush, W. Corcoran, C. J. Meston, J. Johnston. 489 — E. C. 
Dyke, J. Macauley. 495— R. Dickie, R. W. Flaherty, J. Francis, H. 
Godden. W. O. Lavery, T. Pollard, G. Smith. J. Wilcockson, J. Maynard. 
496— W. B. Barnes, J. M. C. Lazier, J. R. Renwick, E. W. Skinner. 

E. Tansley. H. W. Wrav, B. T. Yates. 499— H. Wood. 500— F. H. 
Midwood, W. A. Moore. W. C. Webster, C. N. Clarke. A. P. Gaton, 
N. H. Robinson, G. A. Trueholme. 501— R. L. H. Terry, R. H. Dandridge, 
W. H. Wilson. 502— C. L. Adams, E. B. Acton, J. W. Book, E. B. 
Durham, T. H. Holland, I. F. Rinker, F. W. Schnick, J. C. Teeter, W. 
J. Yager, J. A. Young. 506 — W. Bass. G. Simpson. 507 — G. A. Dukelow, 
A. P. Campbell, G. W. MacLeod, H. Ralston, J. M. Hendry. D. H. 
Gardner. R. B. LeHeup, W. J. Woods. V. Crego, W. T. Kent. 508— 

D. O. Johnson, R. B. Brown. 509— O. C. Moyer, R. E. Bricker, W. H. 
Funk, G. E. Behling. 510— T. M. Burke. W. Campbell. E. M. Dean, 

C. R. Dobbin, W. A. Orr, C. G. Walker, C. A. Woodcock. J. G. Hyland. 
T. B. Murray. N. J. Pankhurst. 511 — L. L. Farrar. F. R. Chowen. 
W. J. Homer. 512— W. J. Taylor, S. H. Frost, W. N. Wade, W. 
Crawford. 513— G. H. Brown, R. H. Brown, D. Buntin, S. B. Carter, 

F. W. Drawbill, C. T. Drewitt, C. H. Jackson. S. Jones. E. G. Loebsack, 
W. J. Needham, J. H. Noyes, S. S. Owen. G. H. Phillips, R. H. Pryde. 
A. C. Paul. R. M. Smith. A. T. Standen. G. R. Shannon, D. J. Towns. 
H. T. Vollick, A. Yendell. J. Kerr, W. H. Kerr, R. Ross. 515— J. W. 
Ferguson, J. A. Gibson, E. F. Smith, A. A. Wettstein, A. T. Barr. D. 
W. Bradshaw, E. A. Baker, A. J. Cox, J. A. Houlding, A. C. Irwin, 
R. Kidd, E. J. Pifher, R. A. Sloat. 516— S. H. Drew. J. O. Major. 
519— J. Heathcote, A. J. Thompson. 520— H. W. Brock, W. A. Dash. 
H. E. Elliott, W. R. Finkle, R. Foster. E. L. Jones, C. A. Flooard, H. 
Reynolds, W. Turpin. 521— C. B. Chick. D P. Cooke, A. Cormie, H. 
J. Fraser. L. E. Fraser, S. L. Gibson, T. M. Hampton, S. H. Lee, J. 
Lees, G. D. Letterman. E. Long. G. McDonald. G. Y. Masson. R. G. 
Matlev. R .C. Peck. D. S. Perry. G. Ross. C. B. Teskey, H. Walker. 
523— E. Ayrheart, T. G. Loudon, L. B. Webb, P. Westbv. 524— F. F. 



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Clarke. 525— E. G. Drewitt. A. T. Johnstone, N. C. Baiden, R. J. 
Poyntz, J. C. Simpson, W. S. Kirkham. 526 — A. Hutchison, G. McShane, 
A. J. Langdon. 528— W. J. Gray. 530— R. W. Keating, R. E. Reid, 
H. W. Bishop, R. M. Peel, R. Porteous, A. P. Wilson, F. C. Ivy, J. A. 
Robinson, H. E. O. Thomas. 531— J. E. Shepherd, W. T. McBride, 

E. W. Murray, L. E. Grigg, H. W. Fleckney, R. C. Strutt, A. J. Ryder, 
R. W. Crosbie, N. McMichael, F. A. Grass, J. H. West, M. K. Humpage, 
H. E. Claridge. 532— W. Argyle, W. G. Crawford, F. Harding, R. C. 
Jack, H. Lang, C. Mullett, W. J. Orrett, G. R. C. Richards. 533— W. 
J. Andrew, J. Bryan, A. S. Brain, J. Foster, W. I. Flinn, O. Gardiner, 
J. F. Hewson, F. A. Job, G. McBirney, H. I. Milligan, W. A. Wallace. 
536— C. J. Stokes, A. L. Caldwell, W. B. Kerr, E. D. Coutts, E. J. 
Curry, H. G. Simpson. T. J. Kennedy, D. S. J. Kidd, E. H. Burwash. 
537— R. H. Bennett, R. J. Hanna, R. J. Moffitt, G. E. Wardle, H. A. 
LeVon, D. R. Franklin, J. A. Jebson, J. Sutherland, A. B. Watt, F. F. 
Young. 539— E. W. Smith, H. B. Colborne, W. T. Shields, P. M. 
Schoolcraft. 540— F. P. Moffatt, D. Friedman, F. W. Moran, E. Sayers, 

F. C. Richardson, V. P. Wootten. 541— E. G. Glenfield, M. Twigg, W. 
C. LeGier. 542— W. N. Duncan, G. A. R. Eagleson, A. W. Kennedy, 
W. J. McCallum, H. W. Little, R. C. Huffman, R. J. O'Brien, C. S. 
Wynne. 543— F. G. Baker, T. H. Boyd, A. Hogg, A. S. Humphrey. 
545— J. M. G. Weir, H. A. M. Fletcher. 546— C. S. Butler, C. A. 
Towers, W. Taylor, C. V. Gibson. A. A. Price, G. H. Ponsford, H. E. 
Williams, L. R. Sherry. 547— C. E. Bull. 548— W. R. Miller, J. C. 
Robertson, G. A. Jones, L. F. Frederick, R. Duce, T. Clough, J. L. Ord, 
R. Henry. A. A. Burry, H. G. A. Carliss, W. H. Rennie, P. W. Hibbert. 
550— J. W. MacDonald, B. Carr, A. Rankin, A. Smith, J. Crooks, E. 
Metcalf, J. Jones, D. Fraser, W. Thornberry. A. W. Rodda. T. H. Scott, 

F. E. Freeman, J. S. Foreman. 551 — R. Birtwistle, G. Stewart, J. C. 
Nash, C. E. Lindsay, W. Woods, W. A. Robertson, R. J. Jamieson, W. 
V. Pearson, W. E. Rossell, H. Beatty, J. A. Darch, A. Doyle, W. 
McCallum, F. Kershaw, A. C. Whitcombe, D. Spry, D. Taylor, J. H. 
Brown. 553 — E. G. Humphries, J. D. Robertson, J. L. Brooks, G. A. 
Morgan. 554 — B. K. Duncan. 555 — C. E. Brigham, G. Best, L. J. 
Colling, J. A. Galloway, J. E. Humphries, W. J. Penoligan, F. A. 
Taylor. 558—1. A. Brophy, E. A. Perkin, W. O. White, J. D. Adamson. 
559— H. Ginsler, M. Jubas, M. Orgell, P. S. Adelman, P. L. Greenberg, 
J. W. Kasler, D. Lipson. 560— J. H. Hopper, G. T. Langdon, T. M. 
Cramp, T. Dodds, G. Geekie, L. O. Davies, E. Cameron, F. A. Hawshaw. 
561— L. L. Flora. 562— E. R. Comer, W. C. Gardner, R. W. Huston. 
N. Mayall, H. Page, W. R. Tait. 564— A. Ellis, A. W. McCurry. 
565— W. G. Bagley, G. F. Dickenson, A. Heggie, J. McFarlane. 568— 

E. Yungblut. 570— T. F. Powell, W. F. Starr, B. Law, A. Chadwick, 
C. I. Dickinson. 571— J. DeShane, W. E. Maxwell, J. C. Jaffray, J. 

G. Swift, F. C. Gledhill, W. H. Myers, S. L. Prior, H. H. Lewis. F. J. 
Lewis. 572— A. G. Petherick, R. J. Parker, F. L. Shepherd, A. G. Martin, 
J. J. Newton, F. Torrence. H. Smuck, F. C. Shaver. 575 — W. J. Pearce, 

F. J. Stokoe. G. H. Thornley, W. Birdsall, A. E. Embury. 577 J. Maw- 
hinney, E. O. O. Arthur, H. Baines, J. C. Waterhouse, T. G. Goddard, 

G. F. Randall, J. Travers, H. Baker Jr., J. A. Bell, J. Dobson, H. G. 
Huff, J. A. Johnston, J. N. Moir, C. McLean, W. G. Atkinson, J. S. 
Glover. A. Martin, J. Carruthers, A. S. Spracklin, J. Wedlock. 578— H. 
A. Brown, C. A. Buck. G. H. Hambly, E. W. Hendershott, J. D. E. 
Harmann, W. H. Jacques. V. A. Minnes, H. J. D. Minter. 579— B. 
Kovinsky, G. E. Wood. P. R. Smith, J. King, A. M. Adelman. J. 
Kovinsky, T. Kovinsky. I. M. Meretsky. R. Trubow. 580— W. J. Carswell, 
J. F. Jackson. V. Wild, G. M. Nesbitt, C. McLean, A. Myers. G. E. 
Spicknell, I. Siskind, R. R. Bell. 582— W. W. Jones, M. P. Tummon, 
H. J. Sword, W. H. Kaye. A. R. Belden, M. Sacks, A. W. Simmonds. 
583 — W. H. Archer, J. A. Preston, G. Adair, E. J. Downing, R. L. Eby, 
E. V. Robinson. 585— W. McKay. 586— R. A. LeDrew, M. Shadwick. 
587— J. E. Benns, E. W. Garrett, A. W. Hunter, W. Keys, J. L. Mc- 
Gibbon. A. U. D. Macklem, M. J. Proctor, H. G. Wilson, S. Winters, 
G. E. Lloyd, D. W. MacDonald. 589— H. Graham, W. P. Phillips, W. 
H. Palmer, W. E. Taylor, W. C. Walter. 590— W. J. Wilson. W. S. 
Wood. 591— C. W. Conacher, J. C. Buckland, J. D. Trimble. 592— 
J. Fraser, G. H. Jones. 594— H. C. Page. F. McDonald. E. L. Snyder, 
J. Shedden. 600— A. R. Parker, R. Wilson. A. H. Thompson, O. W. 
Owen. 601— W. J. Scott. F. E. Lapham. H. V. Grayson, A. J. Styles. 
H. McKenzie. J. H. W. McLellan, S. H. Riley. 602— F. Reynolds. A. 
G. Colbey. 604— E. G. Conn, W. A. Hutchinson, F. Wilcock. 605— F. 



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G. Brimicombe, H. H. Dickert, E. F. E. Hopton, J. H. Mills, F. Stevens, 

F. S. Sloane, E. Taylor. 606— E. A. Calverley, J. A. Gallagher. 607— R. 
A. Sullivan, S. R. Williams, R. Webb. S. E. Taylor, G. E. Meyer. 
608 — A. W. Carew, E. Greenhalgh, G. J. Edwards, T. Parson, H. 
Goodman, R. Abraham, G. A. Weeks, J. G. Terrill. 610— W. G. Hurst, 
L. Warner, C. H. Simon, R. Hunter, S. Wylie. 612— W. Knott. T. H. 
E. McBride, N. C. Pimm, F. B. Cross. 617— W. A. McCartney. 6D--J. 
W. Wellington, W. A. Hall. 620— S. Burnett, E. A. Fitchett. W. 
Leavens, J. B. Millar. J. R. Kenny. 621— H. E. Thomlinson, W. R. 
Guersey. 622 — W. Jamieson, J. R. Newton, L. A. Raymond. 623 — J. 
P. Ash, W. E. Bainbridge, R. J. Callin, A. J. Elliott, R. Hurd, C. 
James, A. R. Lawson, S. L. Mather, I. M. Mathieson, W. R. Osborne, 
A. R. Prangley, C. H. Thicke, J. M. Wardrop, E. Walker, T. Watson. 
624— H. L. Piper, F. J. King. J. Williams, W. V. C. Bodwell, G. W. 
House, E. G. Hill. 629 — C. P. Thomson, A. J. Brown, M. T. Kemp, 
A. Smith, J. A. Christian. B. V. Tyler. 631— G. Nuttall. H. G. 
Irwin. 632— F. B. Allen, F. Bell, G. R. Fleming, R. M. Paterson, 
R. H. Scott, R. H. Spicer, J. Williamson. 633— R. W. Montgomery, 
W. W. Knight. 635— J. L. Baker Jr. 636— A. J. Woodward. 637— E. 
S. Watson, E. M. Norton, J. H. Paul, C. Williamson, C. W. W. Tanner, 
C. Shepherd, W. A. Seymour, W. C. Fraser. 638— A. R. G. Agassiz, 
W. J. Boddy, H. C. Pearson, W. Robertson, F. G. Rogers. 641— R. F. 
Moore. T. D. Oag, F. H. McGowan, T. C. Howard, B. Hyland, J. J. 
Hadden, H. R. McGladdery. 645— H. A. Nightingale. 646— N. Wildfong. 
649— F. S. Stratford, F. W. Watkinson. 651— W. Cochrane, G. H. 
Andrews, R. J. K. Smith. 655— P. C. Mansell, L. B. Webb. 

SUSPENSIONS U. M. C. 

549— Clifford Sprowson. 410— Harry Gilpin. 16— James Hillock. 16— F. 

G. Anderson. 

EXPULSIONS 

247— R. M. McCaul. 412— J. H. Jenkinion. 

RESTORATIONS BY GRAND LODGE 
368— A. G. Davy. 325— J. J. Mellor. 

DEATHS, 1938 

2— R. W. M. Taylor, Dec. 29, 1937 ; J. H. Burns, Mar. 19 ; G. W. Doherty, 
May 2 ; A. E. Stewart, May 28 ; W. R. McClelland. July 4 ; W. E. Lyall, 
Sep. 29 ; C. J. Sproule. Nov. 23 ; J. A. Calvert. Sep. 29. 3— B. H. 
Carnovsky, May 2 ; W. H. Minnes, May 14 ; A. W. Richardson, Apr. 
23 ; G. H. Williamson, Mar. S ; A. Aldridge, May 27 ; J. A. Bell. Apr. 8 ; 
R. H. Chadwick, Sep. 17. 5— G. H. Dewey, Jan. 4 ; H. J. Gustin, Feb. 

13 ; W. C. McClellan, May 4 ; W. F. Chapman, May 31 ; J. N. Young, 
June 12 ; R. J. Dunn, July 18 ; W. W. Wood, Aug. 7 ; L. N. Chapin, 
Sep. 12 ; W. Lee, Oct. 7 ; R. J. Mitchell, Oct. 13 ; S. J. Hanna, Dec. 15. 
6— J. G. Y. Burkholder, Jan. 4 ; R. Fitzsimmons, Jan. 23 ; C. E. 
Thompson. Mar. 23 ; J. C. Munro. Mar. 31 ; L. T. McDonald. Apr. 7 ; 
G. Moore, Apr. 12 ; E. V. Sutton, Nov. 6 ; R. R. Bruce, Nov. 29. 7— H. 
E. Wallace, Jan. 28 ; W. L. Haist, Jan. 29 ; W. Worsnop. Apr. 16 ; 
W. F. Lickers, Apr. 18 ; J. A. Campbell, June 7 ; A. E. House, Dec. 

14 ; D. Allan, Dec. 6 ; H. D. Roberts, Jan. 13, 1937 ; H. B. Lazenby, 
Aug. 30, 1937 ; H. C. Kerwan, Oct. 30. 9— T. Chalmers, Mar. 16 ; R. 
W. Paul, Dec. 23 ; W. H. Milling, Nov. 25 ; G. H. Perry, Aug. 1 ; G. 
L. Anderson, July 12. 10 — A. J. Richards, Feb. 8 ; W. W. Wood. Jan. 
30 ; G. D. Sewell, Dec. 17 : H. Hoffman, Dec. 23 ; O. E. Clark, July 3. 
11 — H. Lavoie, Jan. 14 ; A. Johnstone, Apr. 21 ; J. S. May, Aug. 8 ; 
H. H. Holland, Oct. 28. 14— L. Thompson. Jan. 18 ; C. F. Stone, Mar. 
8 ; G. Korry, Mar. 23 ; G. G. Publow, Apr. 30 ; M. G. Kirkpatrick. 
Aug. 18. 15 — L. Lombardo. Jan. 6 ; H. A. Metier, Feb. 25 ; G. C. 
Grobb, Mar. 30 ; A. C. Mitchell. July 12 ; H. Stoneman, Oct. 15. 16— 
W. T. Giles, Apr. 11 ; G. H. Armstrong, Apr. 14 ; J. J. McKinney, Apr. 
25 ; T. Maguire, Aug. 7 ; J. K. McCutcheon, Sep. 16 ; J. G. Dickinson, 
Nov. 13 ; P. L. Fraser. Nov. 14. 17— W. H. Greer, Feb. 3 ; J. Cruso. 
Feb. 20 ; W. L. Allen, May 11 ; A. H. Peterson, Aug. 11 ; F. J. McArthur, 
Aug. 29 ; P. S. Allen, Oct. 16 ; J. J. Roberts, Oct. 18 ; O. G. Johns, 



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Oct. 29. 18— W. A. Wright, Jan. 13 ; W. B. Cox, May 29 ; G. R. 
Dulmage, Jan. 13 ; D. J. Barker, Jan. 19 ; M. Gerow, Mar. 5 ; J. F. 
Gillespie, June 1 ; E. A. Shepard, July 24. 20— H. H. Black, Aug. 10 ; 
W. Love, Sep. 24. 21 A— F. R. Poyser, Mar. 28 ; J. A. McAdam, Feb. 
25 ; J. Wilson, Sep. 4. 22— J. Marshall, Mar. 30 ; J. M. Hartley, June 
12 ; G. H. Jenkins, July 4 ; W. Henderson, Aug. 31 ; J. Dempster, Sep. 2 ; 
T. L. Seaton, Sep. 3 ; H. Y. Claxton, Sep. 22 ; J. Greig, Oct. 24 ; R. B. 
Wolsey, Dec. 11 ; E. McCann, Dec. 17 ; C. A. Risk, Dec. 30. 23— F. D. 
Teetzel, May 29. 24 — M. G. Henniger, Jan. 19 ; C. L. B. Stammers, 
Jan. 28 ; W. Horton, Feb. 7 ; A. G. Anderson, Mar. 13 ; R. Howard, 
Mar. 25; P. B. Gifford, Sep. 11; J. A. Graham, Dec. 25. 25— M. D. 
Beard, Feb. 5 ; J. A. McEvoy, Dec. 24, 1937 ; R. W. Crompton, May, 
1938 ; W. M. Loucks, Aug. 2 ; E. R. Jarvis, Sep. 6 ; H. A. Locke, Oct. 

22 ; J. Aird, Nov. 30 ; W. B. Thistle, Dec. 17 ; K. J. Dunstan, Dec. 30. 
26— R. Deyell, Apr. 25. 27— G. G. Austin, Jan. 11 ; E. J. D. Stares, 
Feb. 9 ; C. C. Smye, Feb. 15 ; F. R. W. Delford, Mar. 15 ; W. Renton, 
Apr. 24 ; C. W. Powell, May, 10 ; F. Buscombe, July 21 ; G. J. Clark, 
Sep. 13. 28— J. McElroy, Apr. 24. 29— E. M. Rouse, Jan. 2 ; F. G. 
Harnden, Mar. 3 ; T. S. Wells, May 30 ; S. G. M. Nesbitt, Feb. 23 ; P. E. 
McLaughlin, Oct. IS. 30— W. J. Luke, Jan. 26 ; J. A. Hutcheson, Apr. 
4 ; S. C. Smith, Mar. 28 ; G. D. Astley, June 30. 31— J. S. Gill, Jan. 12 ; 
D. W. Downey, Apr. 4 ; C. A. Cowker, Apr. 10 ; A. Hume, Nov. 27. 
32— D. Hastings, Dec. 1. 33— J. Harden, Mar. 27 ; M. McDonald, May 
6 ; J. Gait, June 3 ; G. P. Gould, June 9 ; J. A. Strachan, Oct. 12 ; 
J. M. Field, Oct. 28. 34— H. Cornwall, Jan., 1938 ; F. E. Wilson, July 
18. 35— E. Coverdale, Oct. 6. 37— W. W. Thompson, Nov. 13 ; O. E. 
Robinson, Sep. 2 ; B. G. N. Glynn, Nov. 16. 38— W. H. Richards, May 

23 ; H. H. Bonter, July 6. 39— E. Snudden, May 5. 40— W. S. Hodgson, 
Feb. 20 ; J. H. Thomas, Apr. 12 ; W. S. Attwood, Apr. 14 ; J. Findlay, 
May 15 ; H. P. Bonney, June 2 ; A. E. Whitcher, May 28 ; J. G. Muir, 
June 14 ; W. A. James, July 21 ; S. E. Cole, July 22 ; J. H. Fell, Aug. 
10 ; H. Tyson, Nov. 18 ; C.W.W. Fielding. Nov. 23. 41— P. Upcott, 
Mar. 28 ; W. H. Brundage, Oct. 29 ; D. H. McCay, Dec. 20. 42—3. 
Meston, Jan. 6 ; G. Bott, June 1 ; G. McNeil, Aug. 21 ; T. V. Shaw, 
Aug. 29 ; R. McFarlane, Sep. 21 ; J. Gorman, Sep. 5 ; W. H. Butler, 
Dec. 26. 43— E. Adams, Mar. 23 ; A. M. Mather, May 8 ; F. J. Mayes, 
June 4 ; C. Scott, July 26 ; S. G. Aselstine, Aug. 3 ; J. W. Rippon, 
Oct. 17. 44— G. Geddes, Feb. 26 ; M. G. Hay, Apr. 7 ; J. McCulley, 
Apr. 30 ; H. C. Swartz, June 2 ; F. E. Ashworth, Nov. 7, 1937 ; C. R. 
Kimbel, June 30 ; T. J. Finney, Sep. 18 ; J. G. Fisher, Sep. 24 ; F. D. 
Oatman, Nov. 18 ; J. A. Couse, Dec. 24. 45— T. S. Wade, Apr. 3 ; W. 
G. Grigg, June 3 ; T. R. Humble, Dec. 25 ; E. Cutmore, Nov. 15 ; N. A. 
Bonyun, July 1 ; R. G. O. Thomson, Oct. 13 ; J. Gibbs, Oct. 15 ; H. 
Hawley, Oct. 29. 46— G. W. Cowan, Feb. 26 ; W. Johnston, May 19 ; 
J. Wood. July 27 ; E. G. Jones, Sep. 13 ; M. J. Wilson, Nov. 21 ; A. I. 
McCall, Dec. 7. 47— G. Caton, Mar. 2 ; C. F. Prettie, Mar. 29 ; J. T. 
Hall, Apr. 20 ; J. Jones, Apr. 26 ; A. H. Beeman, Mar. 22 ; D. McBrayne, 
Aug. 4 ; W. M. Campbell, Aug. 14 ; C. D. Brown, Oct. 18. 48— C. H. 
Tumelty, June 3 ; J. R. Orr, July 10. 50 — A. McDonald, Oct. 23. 52— E. 
H. Scammell, June 24 ; A. G. Camerson, Feb. 21 ; D. R. Neving, Apr. 
27 ; W. Horan, May 29 ; M. M. Pyke, Feb. 5 ; H. C. Ellis, Feb. 26 ; 
J. Parrington, Mar. 12; J. B. Morris, Apr. 11; G. E. Heath, July 14; 
A. P. Trudel, July 19 ; W. F. Mintzer, Aug. 22 ; P. A. Kerr, Nov. 13. 
54— H. C. Bailey, May 31. 55— S. Langstaff, Dec. 27. 56— E. P. Bucke, 
Mar. 17 ; G. J. Anderson, June 3 ; H. C. Cares, Aug. 22 ; D. H. Wilder, 
July 9 ; A. W. Mills. May 20. 57— W. V. Johnston, Jan. 20. 58— W. 
H. Martin, Apr. 4 ; W. Norris, June 12 ; A. E. Sheppard, Dec. 5. 
61— G. S. J. Hannaford, Feb. 6 ; C. W. Bell, Feb. 8 ; M. C. Beasley, 
Feb. 13 ; G. F. Hutchinson. Mar. 3 ; F. T. Richardson, July 5 : J. 
Sutherland, Sep. 7 ; C. R. T. Fessenden, Sep. 22 ; L. M. Appleford, 
Oct. 17 ; H. B. Whipple, July 22 ; J. T. Green, July 12 ; "D. Hastings. 
Nov. 30 ; J. K. Smith, Dec. 17. 62— W. J. Todd, Oct. 8 ; C. C. Fortune, 
Nov. 14. 63— R. C. Patterson, Mar. 9 ; R. Moore, Mar. 13 ; S. J. Berry- 
man, Oct. 7 ; W. W. Cliff, Oct. 23 ; D. Comrie, Nov. 11. 64— T. W. 
Smart, Feb. 5 ; C. Johns, Feb. 7 ; J. A. McFarlane, Apr. 8 ; G. F. 
Burrows, June 9 ; C. H. Froggett, Sep. 16 ; K. Marsh, Dec. 26. 65— W. 
Mansell. Jan. 21 ; L. R. Geddes, Jan. 22 ; J. Hamilton, Feb. 14 ; G. C. 
Briggs, Mar. 16 ; E. R. Powell. Mar. 26 ; A. W. Gates, Mar. 31 ; J. 
Watt, Apr. 5 ; J. W. L. Forster, Apr. 25 ; W. A. Law, July 1 ; E. 
Teagle, Aug. 2 ; R. J. Mitchell, Aug. 12 ; J. B. Davison, Aug. 21 ; F. 
Warrington. Oct. 31. 66— E. C. Hoar. Feb. S ; G. F. Ash, Nov. 19. 



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69— W. J. Broadworth, Jan. 10 ; H. H. Alger, Sep. 4. 72— H. Smith, 
Mar. 5 ; A. M. Edwards, June 3 ; R. Biggs, Nov. 1. 73 — L. D. Brown, 
Jan. 22 ; J. G. Miller, Sep. 4. 75— J. Thomson, May 23 ; F. W. Jacobi, 
June 18 ; G. A. Summers, Aug. 7 ; R. Nicholas, Sep. 25 ; A. B. Crealock, 
Dec. 21. 76— G. B. Douglas, May 25 ; D. S. duff, May 25 ; J. B- 
Dickerson, Aug. 1 ; F. H. Down, Nov. 10. 77— A. Ross, Feb. 1 ; W. H. 
Irwin, Apr. 11 ; W. G. Carley, Sep. 13 ; H. Raymes, Dec. 8. 78— W. S. 
McDonald, Apr. 20 ; J. H. Teall, May 6 ; R. P. Colburn, June 13 ; J. M. 
Clark, Sep. 17. 79 — G. H. Acheson, Jan. 18 ; A. A. Bannerman, Dec. 
21. 81— C. Lipsit, Oct. 1. 82— J. R. Newton, July 24 ; J. M. Patterson, 
Nov. 5. 83— C. Beckett, Feb. 25 ; T. Jackson, Nov. 9. 84— F. A. Axon, 
Jan. 15 ; H. Hill, Jan. 17 ; C. Ward, Nov. 13. 85— F. Blanchard, Oct. 
23. 86 — J. M. Harrow, Jan. 3 ; W. J. Lewis, Jan. 29 ; M. McKnight, 
Feb. 4 ; W. H. Stone, Mar. 6 ; W. R. Woodstock, Mar. 20 ; E. M. 
Carleton, May 18 ; P. H. Wainwright, June 2 ; F. J. Tovell, Nov. 3 ; 
C. W. Wallis, Dec. 6 ; A. Callow, Dec. 14. 87— R. McKay, Mar. 7. 
88 — M. R. Duncan, Feb. 23 ; D. McKenzie, Jan. 27 ; H. Lemon, Mar. 11 ; 
P. C. Bonham, May 2 ; H. Mason, Apr. 2 ; M. McKay, July 1 ; J. J. 
Douglas, July 30 ; H. R. Wilkin, July 15 ; J. H. Sudden, July 12 ; J. 
Telford. Dec. 9 ; J. S. Gunn, Dec. 14 ; F. H. Rutherford, Oct. 2. 90— F. 

E. Lanktree, Mar. 17 ; R. Hughes, June 21 ; L. H. Burmister, Aug. 22 ; 

F. F. Telfer, Oct. 4 ; G. E. Hawkes, Nov. 9 ; J. McGowan, Oct., 1937. 
92— M. E. Revelle, Mar. 11 ; E. Scammell, July 22 ; R. D. Sloan, Nov. 21 ; 
J. A. Wilson, Nov. 26. 94 — W. R. Woollatt, Mar. 13 ; W. Jackson, 
May 31. 96 — T. P. Lougheed, Jan. 8 ; D. A. Tucker, Feb. 18 ; J. A. 
Harris, Mar. 6 ; O. E. Shank, Mar. 9 ; D. H. MacLaren, Mar. 29 ; H. C. 
M. Porritt, Aug. 5 ; J. H. Putman, Sep. 16 ; T. Binnie, Dec. 13. 97— F. 
L. VanNorman, Dec. 15. 98— H. H. Nunn, Jan. 10 ; 100— W. Lawson, 
May 17. 101— D. H. Burritt, Jan. 27 ; L. H. Deyman, Feb. 22 ; D. 
Walker, July 21 ; P. T. Udy, Dec. 1. 103— J. A. Towner, Feb. 13 ; 
C. E. Secord, Mar. 9 ; D. W. Eagle, Mar. 5 ; D. Masterson, Apr. 13 ; 
R. Chestnut, May 31. 104 — B. Kinsella, Apr. 17 ; A. H. Searles, July 
26. 105— H. W. Sherriff, Mar. 15 ; S. G. Campaigne, Sep. 21 ; J. W. 
Marshall, Dec. 12 ; C. M. B. Hendley, Oct. 26. 106— W. F. Miles, Jan. 

26. 107— A. Carruthers, Aug. 6 ; W. J. Howlett, Oct. 4. 109— W. 
Harper, Dec. 28 ; C. Stewart, May 20. 110— W. J. Kingston, Apr. 8 ; 
A. M. Halliday, July 23 : A. Miller, Sep. 3 ; J. Robinson, Nov. 16 ; 
O. W. Connell, Dec. 22. 113— L. L. Smith, May 1 ; J. H. Slack, July 

27. 114— G. T. Hancock, June 9 ; T. A. Bell, Feb. 10. 115— W. G. Buell, 
Feb. 27. 118— W. E. Ferguson, Jan. 13; S. Pottage, Feb. 14. 119— G. 
Spring, Mar. 14— S. A. Strain, Oct. 24. 120— J. H. Gray, Feb. 6. 121— 
W. J. Earon, Mar. 3 ; E. A. T. Hughes, Apr. 30 : A. C. Laing, May 26 ; 
T. W. Sayle, June 5 ; J. W. Porter, June 22 ; R. E. Moffatt, July 20 ; 
T. L. Wood, Oct. 10. 122— A. S. Wade, Jan. 1 ; W. Cram, Dec. 4 ; S. 
H. Murphy, Oct. 29 ; R. F. Bunting, July 14 ; L. C. Irving, Nov. 9 ; 
H. Richards, Nov. 8. 123— W. J. Hume, Feb. 13 ; A. F. Stillman, Mar. 
14 ; J. McCarthy, Apr. 21 ; W. D. M. Shorey, May 4 ; F. P. Salter, 
May 20 ; W. H. Towner, June 1 ; D. Ketcheson, Nov. 23 ; H. A. Fink, 
Dec. 8 ; J. Varley, Dec. 22. 125 — A. C. McDonald, Mar. 4 ; A. E. McLean, 
Oct. 27 ; H. C. Bouck, Aug. 26 ; D. F. Cameron, Nov. 19 ; J. H. War- 
rington, Oct. 10 ; W. B. Woods, Nov. 18. 126— R. Boyes, Nov. 20. 
127— W. A. Ketcheson, Mar. 30 ; W. W. Hubble. Oct. 13. 128— R. D. 
Goddard, May 6. 129— E. M. Carleton, May 18 ; A. E. Taylor, Jam, 
28 ; A. A. Conover, Sep. 6 ; F. T. Daville, Sep. 4. 131— A. McLeodi 
Apr. 5 ; J. McAuley, Oct. 1. 133— N. Baker, Oct. 4. 135— A. D. 
McDuff, Feb. 24. 137— A. L. Pillgrim. Nov. 17 ; W. J. Randle, Nov. 
27 ; C. M. May, Dec. 4. 139— C. B. DeGuerre, Mar. 30, J. R. Booth, 
Nov. 26. 140— C. Davies, July 21 ; D. C. Davis, July 27. 141— T. 
Fanson, Oct. 18. 142— G. E. Merkley, May 25 ; J. A. Carter, June 10. 
143 — J. D. Harkness, Jan. 7 ; E. A. Forward, Apr. 30 ; A. D. Harkness, 
July 18. 144— A. Patterson. Jan. 19 : P. J. Sinclair, Feb. 21 ; J. H. 
Smith. May 1 ; E. T. Colby, May 17 ; T. Higgins, June 5 ; W. G. Brown, 
Nov. 5 ; D. Ross, Dec. 2. 145— W. Thexton, Dec. 17. 146— A. W. Caton, 
Nov. 20. 147— J. T. Kirkland, Apr. 7 : C. W. Black, Mar. 9. 148— J. 
G. Metz, Feb. 13 ; F. D. Burpee, Feb. 25 ; G. B. Greene, Mar. 21 ; "w. E. 
Matthews, Aug. 8 ; E. R. Fisher, Sep. 3. 149— F. M. Bond, May 17 ; 
E. W. Skey, June 9 ; G. Hammond. Mar. 6 : C. A. Lyons, Dec. 6 : 
C. A. Welch. Dec. 19. 151— J. Grasser, Feb. 5 ; C. Kranz, May 3 ; J. 
M. Cochrane, Mar. 6 ; W. McNally, Apr. 30 ; F. O. Schultz, May 31 ; 
W. J. Barber, Sep. 10 : J. R. Eden. Sep. 6 ; A. Inrig, Nov. 8. 153— W. 
Cuthbert. Jan. 7. 154— R. DeCoursey. Sep. 12. 155— A. R. Hall. Apr. 



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8 : F. S. Detcher, Jan. 16 ; E. Hodgson, May 7 ■ J. H. Forster, Aug. 14. 
156— J. J. Ward. Feb. 1 ; A. T. Marshall, Feb. 10 ; G. Laidlaw, Feb. 
25 ; T. H. Boyes, Apr. 24 ; W. M. Dever, Apr. 28 ; T. F. Sutherland, 
May 29 ; N. C. MacFarlane, June 20 ; J. C. Dunn, June 29 ; C. P. 
Beeston, Aug. 22 ; J. W. Pinder, Aug. 23 ; A. H. J. Gilmore, Aug. 25 ; 
W. C. Norman, Nov. 9. 157— R. J. Davison, Apr. 2 ; J. H. Rowswell, 
June 7. 158— G. E. Brown, May 24 ; W. F. Carpenter, June 19 ; J. 
Woodward. July 22. 159— A. Vaughan, Mar., 1938. 161 — E. Papineau, 
Feb. 6 ; G. W. Marvin, Aug. 6 ; G. A. Ryckman, Nov. 1. 164— J. A. 
Stanton, Mar. 13 ; J. D. Campbell, Dec. 15. 165— E. C. Kerns, Feb. 18 ; 
G. LeBreton, Apr. 18 ; B. S. Hicks, Aug. 14 ; A. B. Coleman, Oct. 23. 
166— C. C. Gage, Feb. 8 ; G. Bell, May 18 ; E. G. Miller, July 4. 168— H. 
A. Fifield, Nov. 19 ; A. J. J. Brennan, Dec. 1 ; R. Foster, Dec. 5 ; J. 
Leitch, Dec. 24. 170— R. Wilson, Aug. 15 ; W. Blackwell, Apr. 19 ; 
T. H. Dick, Aug. 22. 171— A. Murray, Nov. 22. 172— W. Lovett, Mar. 
19 ; D. Rodger, Oct. 23. 174— H. Woodward, May 4 ; J. E. McDonald, 
May 17 ; R. A. Hoover, June 3 ; M. M. McKinnon, Nov. 28 ; C. L. 
Williams, Oct. 23. 177— E. A. Campbell, Jan. 3 ; W. G. Esdale, Apr. 
24 ; W. T. Rollins, Aug. 25 ; C. C. Ross, Sep. 12. 180— W. Buskin, Jan. 

12 ; G. A. Pannabecker. Feb. 2 ; R. Dyson, Mar. 16 ; R. Smith, May 21 ; 
T. C. Trethewey, Aug. 6 ; A. H. McConnell, Dec. 3. 181— S. J. Mc- 
Clelland, Sep. 24. 184— T. H. Wilson, Apr. 3. 186— H. Faulkner, Sep. 
21. 190— W. A. Dumaw, Sep. 6 ; W. C. Moore, Sep. 7. 192— A. H. 
Sissons, June 14 ; A. McKerroll, Oct. 17. 193 — J. A. Messecar, May 
8 ; M. G. Savage, July 1 ; A. Dawson, Oct. 20 ; J. E. Anderson, Oct. 25. 
194— M. D. McVicar, Feb. 3 ; F. E. Stewart, May 5 ; J. R. Steadman, 
Apr. 24. 195— J. W. Brown, Dec. 7 ; J. P. Morris, Sep. 23 ; J. H. 
Thompson, Aug. 15. 197— M. Huck, June 15 ; V. M. Bell, Mar. 1 ; A. 
G. Fortune. June 26. 200— E. E. Broughton, May 20 ; T. D. Hicks, 
Nov. 21. 201— J. Donevan, Nov. 21 ; D. F. Moore, Jan. 14. 203— W. D. 
Samson, Jan. 13 ; J. B. Clarke, Sep. 7 ; W. A. Kerr, Oct. 16 ; R. S. 
Porterfield, Dec. 13. 205— P. Herold, Dec. 12. 207— F. J. Cameron, 
Nov. 21. 209A— W. Lindsay, Dec. 27, 1937 ; H. T. Bell, Jan. 24 ; J. 
Collinson, Feb. 23 ; E. A. Crouch, Mar. 14 ; R. D. McDonald, Mar. 25 ; 
F. C. Green, Apr. 10 ; T. S. Miller, May 6 ; F. B. Whiting, July 25 ; 
J. Vining, Aug. 23 ; J. C. Stothers, Sep. 4 ; G. S. Geoghegan, Sep. 5 ; 
J. B. Hughes, Oct. 12; N. C. Morris, Oct. 16; W. C. Southcott, Dec. 

4. 215— D. Doolittle, Mar. 2 ; W. S. Fox, Sep. 29 ; A. L. Parliament, 
Oct. 23 ; E. G. Simonds, Dec. 4. 216— J. H. Hughes, Mar. 28 ; W. M. 
Green, June 5 ; J. A. Glover, Aug. 18 ; G. A. Leighton, Nov. 5 ; J. 
Norris, Nov. 30 ; G. Mclntyre, Dec. 7 ; G. S. VanWycke, Dec. 24. 217 — 
J. Boughner, Feb. 8 ; J. W. Ferguson, Feb. 10 ; G. R. Gray, Apr. 10 ; 

E. W. Hill, Feb. 10 ; J. S. Harding, May 19 ; M. MacPherson, Feb. 11 ; 
A. E. Ottewell, June 19 ; G. A. Smith, May 21 ; A. J. Saunders, June 3 ; 

5. Warring, Feb. 19 ; T. G. White, Mar. 16 ; C. R. T. Fessenden, Sep. 
21. 218— J. H. Linton, Mar. 4 ; W. Eaatbury, Mar. 30 ; C. C. Rockwpod, 
Apr. 5 ; C. W. Gilbert. Apr. 10 ; T. A. Martin, Jan. 14 ; W. A. Barclay, 
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Oct. 19 ; W. W. Kent. Nov. S. 220— J. C. Meek, May 8 ; J. W. Real. 
May 15; A. E. Smith, July 28; W. C. St. John, Nov. 26. 221— S. G. 
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Macartney, July 27. 222— J. W. Pearce, May 25 ; W. R. Reynolds, Aug. 
18 ; T. E. Laycock. Sep. 16 ; W. F. Bowen, Nov. 9 ; J. H. Lyle, Nov. 

13 ; T. J. Morgan, Dec. 28. 223— H. A. Stephenson. Mar. 19 ; R. Craw- 
ford, Mar. 20. 224— T. W. Palmer, Feb. 7 ; A. J. McKinnon, Mar. 18 ; 

F. Manns. May 12. 225— S. E. Smith, Dec. 27, 1937 ; J. Moore, Apr. 10 ; 
R. Nelson, June 22. 229— W. G. Fulton, Dec. 30, 1937 ; J. Laidlaw, 
Feb. 4; T. Wilson, Mar. 11; T. J. Lundy, Mar. 27; J. G. Smart, May 
23 ; R. G. Wilkinson. May 28 ; N. Henderson, July 8 ; L. R. Hainan, 
Nov. 8. 230— J. J. A. Marks, Mar. 24 ; A. J. Godden, Feb. 2 ; D. R. 
Murchison, Nov. 18. 231— R. R. Latimer, Feb. 8 ; W. M. Salters. April 
30 ; F. G. Allen. May 18 ; W. A. Perry. July 26 ; E. D. Spence. Oct. 2. 
232— S. J. Palmer, Jan. 31 ; A. Smith, Feb. 19 ; A. S. Backus, June 9 ; 
S. A. Littlejohn. Sep. 9. 233— J. T. Appleton, Mar. 24 ; K. D. Mark, 
June 24 ; D. C. Wilson, Dec. 19. 235— J. N. Collins, May 1 ; P. J. F. 
Houston, Nov. 7. 236— J. T. Heaslip, July 2. 237— E. A. Roberts. Feb. 
16 ; M. H. Balcom, April, 24 ; G. A. Kelly, Oct. 25 ; L. Forbes, July 14. 
239— W. Emerson. Feb. 1 ; L. A. Cuthbertson, Mar. 1 ; J. F. Houston, 
May 30 ; R. T. Elliott. Aug. 30. 242—1. J. Moore, Jan. 8 ; J. Collins, 
Oct. 20. 243— F. L. Charlton, Jan. 17 ; F. J. Townsend, Oct. 26. 245— 
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A. F. Rutter, Mar. 8 ; A. F. Webster. May 7 ; E. J. Cousins, June 15 ; 
N. B. Allen, Oct. 4. 249— W. G. Cave, Feb. 12 ; W. McTavish, Nov. 

18 ; J. McGregor. Aug., 1938. 250— H. W. Sutherland, Mar. 10 ; B. B. 
Ross, June 24. 253— W .D. Johnston, May 6 ; J. B. Walkem, May 21 ; 
J. M. Richmond, May, 1938 ; J. Kennedy, May 28 ; A. M. Reid, July 

19 ; C. McClellan, Oct. 9 ; P. S. Graham. Nov. 16. 254— W. R. Price. 
Jan. 4 ; W. H. Alison, Mar. 4 ; W. E. Thomas, Apr. 5 ; O. C. Smith. 
May 12 ; C. J. Doran, Aug. 15 ; H. C. Rogers, Aug. 16 ; J. A. Calvert, 
Sep. 29 ; W. L. Morningstar, Oct. 17 ; W. J. Hamilton, Nov. 25. 255— 

B. W. Morrison, Feb. 8 ; W. H. Ruttle, Mar. 13 ; W. Bedell, Apr. 17 ; 
W. M. McVean, Nov. 23. 256— R. A. Cook, May 1 ; R. J. Donnelly, 
Dec. 24. 257— S. E. Charlton, Apr. 7 ; G. H. Thomas. May 16 ; R. A. 
Briscoe, Jan. 16 ; J. Graham, May 24 ; J. U. Morton, Aug. 5. 258— W. 
J. Greenaway, June 20. 259 — M. Miller, May 2 ; G. A. Love, June 27. 
260— G. Newby. Feb. 8 ; D. Pepper, Mar. 3 ; J. McHattie, Mar. 8, J. C. 
Videau. June 15. 262— W. McConnell. Dec. 27, 1937 ; R. A. McCready, 
Feb. 27 : C. H. Hinde. Apr. 3 ; L. L. Pye, Nov. 1 ; E. Grigg, Dec. 18. 
263— H. D. Trotten, July 12 ; W. J. Sheppard. Nov. 9 ; E. U. Lundy, 
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Webster, July 31 ; H. W. Chamberlain. Aug. 19 ; W. B. Bradley, Oct. 

9 ; B. Baker, Oct. 22. 265— J. Drury, Jan. 8 ; A. H. L. Gilmore, Aug. 
25. 266— J. W. Bethune, Apr. 26. 267— H. Baxter, Jan. 10 ; I. N. 
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Martin, June 15 ; G. W. Sulman, Aug. 10 ; J. H. McLean, Nov. 27. 
268— R. Junkin, Oct. 19 ; J. J. Devitt, Oct. 24. 269 — A. E. Major, 
Dec. 24. 270— M. L. Agrall. Mar. 30 ; D. D. McKay, Aug. 23 ; F. A. 
Hoar, Oct. 13 ; H. Smith, Nov. 26. 271— W. R. Fines. Feb. 1 ; G. A. 
Parry, May 9. 272 — O. Fortune, Oct. 29. 274 — R. W. Parkhouse, July 
1 ; W. Foulis, July 4. 276— V. R. Waldo. Sep. 10. 277— F. Scott. Jan. 
7 ; A. C. May, Nov. 18. 279— A. B. McVittie, Jan. 5 ; J. V. Entwistle, 
Oct. 18. 283— G. Duff. Feb. 9 ; R. L. Clark, Feb. 28 ; W. B. Haines, 
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Oct. 7 ; W. A. Walshe, Nov. 8. 285— G. W. R. Brooks, Jan. 25 ; R. L. 
Island. Aug. 14. 286— A. J. Nortrop, July 24 ; O. S. Fells, Oct. 1 ; J. 
Gilmour, Dec. 3. 287 — J. M. Briden, Jan. 22 ; B. Tanner, May 16 ; 
W. J. Leaney, May 22 ; J. Buchanan, May 27 ; F. A. Lundberg, June 
19; A. E. Roberts, July 11; F. W. Virgo, Sep. 7 ; F. E. Hanson, Nov. 
7 ; A. J. Ferguson. Sep. 16 ; C. W. Hedley, June 1. 289— M. A. Graham, 
June 20 ; J. McGugan Sr., July 1 ; A. N. Livingston, Oct. 21. 290— R. 
Hillier, June 19 ; W. Irwin, Jan. 23 ; W. T. Cade, Feb. 15 ; R. A. 
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Hendrie, Feb. 24 ; A. Hils, April 27 ; H. R. George ; Aug. 3 ; T. A. 
Blacklock, Oct. 25. 294— W. A. Cathcart, June 27 ; R. L. Johnston, 
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Towriss, Feb. 27. 296— B. N. Trapnell, Jan. 30 ; H. E. Oliver, Apr. 18 ; 
J. .S. Smith, Aug. 21 ; A. M. Watts, Sep. 12 ; C. P. Jeeves. Oct. 20. 
297— D. Crawford, June 9. 299— W. Dopking, Oct. 9. 302— J. H. 
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Taylor, Aug. 16 ; T. J. Algar. Aug. 19 ; J. H. Babcock, Sep. 18 ; W. 
Frost, Nov. 14. 303— G. W. Snell, Feb. 17. 304— R. J. Shannon, Apr. 

10 ; A. K. Trebble, Nov. 14. 305— W. J. Ward, Jan. 31 ; J. M. Gard- 
house. Feb. 14 ; J. A. Bayliss. Mar. 12 ; A. J. Pritchard, Apr. 13 ; G. 
L. Healey, May 15 ; T. H. Simpson, Sep. 27 ; E. T. Musson, Oct. 31. 
306— J. H. Kilmer, Mar. 24 ; J. A. Graham, Apr. 5 : F. Graham, Oct. 
12. 307— W. J. Evans, Feb. 28 ; H. J. Branden, Mar. 11 ; P. H. Campbell, 
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May 26 ; J. Olver, Nov. 19. 312— J. E. Welch, Apr. 3 ; F. J. Colwell. 
May 19 ; J. Carroll, May 29 ; W. M. Clifford. Aug. 21. 313— A. W. 
MacKenzie, Mar. 5 ; W. H. Casement, Oct. 1 ; C. Thomson, Dec. 10. 
314— N. A. Dyer, Jan. 19 ; A. Edmiston. June 25. 316— J. V. Moore, 
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18 ; B. E. Walterhouse, Oct. 30 ; H. C. Pease. July, 1938 ; W. E. Harrison, 
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Elliott, Aug. 13 ; I. S. Bogart, Aug. 16 D. Allison, Dee. 5. 322— J. A. 
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22 ; C. J. Anderson, June 27 ; T. A. Kirkpatrick, Aug. 7 ; E. R. Wonch, 
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T. Fenwick, Aug. 5 ; W. A. Duncan, Aug. 30 ; A. Bonisteel, Sep. 14 ; 
J. T. White, Nov. 4 ; W. J. Tozer, Nov. 13 ; N. R. Wessels, Nov. 24 ; 

F. H. Maulson, Aug. 28 ; A. E. Klippert, July 14 ; C. A. E. Colwell, 
Aug. 16 ; F. Hill, Dec. 27. 327— J. Glasgow, Nov. 8. 330— A. A. 
Holman. Jan. 5 ; F. C. Higman, May 2 ; T. Clift, Sep. 17 ; M. Fishbein, 
Nov. 4 ; A. Blake-Foster, Apr. 21. 332— W. P. Lewis, May 21 ; C. W. 
Allbon, Feb. 7 ; F. J. Dunbar, Mar. 15 ; W. McMillan, Feb. 9 ; C. A. 
Mayberry, July 15 ; C. E. Gowing, July 29 ; J. Pringle, Sep. 24 ; H. R. 
Wood, Dec. 4. 333— C. W. Long, Feb. 10 ; B. E. Graham, Feb. 23 ; T. 
Henry, June 15. 336 — J. A. Tolmie, Apr. 15 ; A. Main, Aug. 4. 337 — 
O. E. Anderson, Feb. 15 ; 339— H. Wilbee, Apr. 4 ; H. A. Macdonald, 
Sep. 22 ; E. R. Bowles, Nov. 13, J. Mitchell, Nov. 2 ; J. M. Croxall, 
Nov. 26. 343— C. Tilt, Jan. 18 ; C. B. Murray, Oct. 31, 1937 ; W. E. 
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Mar. 16. 346— E. Maddocks, Mar. 3 ; J. H. Clinkenbroomer, May 29 ; 
T. S. Smithurst, Mar. 19 ; F. T. Birch, Nov. 9 ; T. Crashley, Dec. 13 ; 
J. M. Marks, Dec. 23. 347— G. W. Clarke. May 10 ; W. A. Ford, May 
27 ; T. H. Nevison, Nov. 4. 352— T. Irwin, Apr. 27 ; C. E. K. Cole, 
July 8 ; H. Grier, Oct. 12 ; J. C. Moffatt, Nov. 27. 354— E. Halward, 
Dec. 10, 1937 ; A. Laughton, Sep. 24. 357— J. Hitching, Feb. 18 ; H. 
T. Davidson, June 14 ; J. McArthur, June 18 ; A. W. Featherstone, Nov. 
17. 359— T. W. Oakes, Jan. 20. 360— R. J. McPherson, Nov. 26. 361— 
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19 ; E. A. Macdonald, June 4 ; R. J. Bell, June 29 ; W. H. Day, July 
5 ; R. Brydon, Aug. 19 ; A. A. Anderson, Oct. 14 ; G. Johnston, Nov. 
14 ; R. Howie, Dec. 7. 364 — A. Carruthers, Aug. 6. 367 — J. Falconer, 
Jan. 15 ; W. H. Squires, Mar. 14 ; J. T. Colley, Apr. 28 ; J. T. Edworthy, 
May 12 ; J. Joyce, May 22 ; G. H. Furniss, July 29 ; T. H. Moffitt. July 
12 ; J. E. Burnett, Aug. 3 ; T. Dempster, Nov. 17 ; W. Riddle, Nov. 
23 ; W. Cooper, Nov. 27 ; H. P. Ellis, Dec. 22. 368— A. G. Greiger, 
Mar. 26 ; M. F. Davison, Apr. 16 ; D. MacOdrum, June 20 ; G. Turner, 
Oct. 14 ; W. H. Rothwell, July 29. 369— V. R. Ide, Jan. 27 ; A. Anderson, 
Feb. 8. 371— R. F. Cole, Feb. 15 ; W. J. McCoy, Feb. 25 ; A. Lackey, 
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Robinson. Feb. 20. 373— W. R. Taggart, Mar. 23 ; I. N. Mann, Mav 16. 
374— W. H. Fletcher, June 1. 375— T. J. Webster, June 14 ; W. L. 
Moncrief, July 28; W. H. McPhee, July 31; J. A. Thompson, Dec. 21. 
376— R. G. Dinsmore, Feb, 26. 378— G. A. Stilson, May 7 ; G. Overton, 
Aug. 22 ; W. L. Mitcheltree, Aug. 27. 380— J. W. Wallace, Jan. 6 ; 
E. A. Brady, May 28 ; J. Dey, Mar. 3 ; A. E. Gibbons, Dec. 23, 1937 ; 
C. Husbands, Sep. 15 ; E. A. Whitney, Oct. 11 ; O. C. Brady, July 29. 
382— W. Ellis, Feb. 8 ; E. B. Pepper, Apr. 12 ; T. H. Graham, Apr. 30 ; 

G. Beddie, Apr. 17 ; D. Bell, Sep. 15 ; W. Snider, Nov. 7. 383— W. M. 
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Morrow, Aug. 18. 386— A. B. McColl, May 15. 387— R. J. Mitchell. 
Oct. 14. 389— J. E. Snowden, June 26. 390— J. H. Snary. Apr. 14 ; 
J. A. Emery, Jan. 4. 392— W. Holling, Apr. 20 ; L. F. Wellington, 
May 6 ; J. Anderson, June 1 ; J. S. McLean, Aug. 16. 394 — G. Furse, 
Feb. 11. 396— J. J. Tyson, Mar. 31 ; W. G. Sinclair, May 25. 397— W. 
H. Johnston, Oct. 22 ; J. W. McDonald, Sep. 21. 399— R. D. Stirton. 
Apr. 28 ; S. E. Facey, Nov. 21. 400— W. H. Sargant, Apr. 14 ; A. D. 
Heward, Mar. 1 ; G. H. P. Grout, June 17 ; D. H. Meikle, July 28. 
401— S. A. Barnhart, Jan. 29 ; W. H. Mellow, June 15. 402—1. Middleton, 
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Woollatt, Mar. 13; J. C. Tolmie, Mav 16; F. J. Wade, Aug. 26; E. C. 
Williams, Sep. 13 ; H. W. Bull, Oct. 11 ; G. H. Gauthier, Nov. 13 ; L. T. 
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July 9 ; C. W. Haentschel, Dec. 15. 406— W. Deyman, May 16, A. L. 
Townley. Jan. 6. 408— W. C. Latimer, July 15. 409 — A. Fawcett, Jan. 
29 ; J. Bethune, Feb. 6 ; T. R. McMurray, May 26. 410— W. H. Bagshaw, 
Jan. 22 ; A. E. Gallagher, June 16 ; T. Kent. June 23 ; A. C. Stanners, 
Dec. 24. 411— F. L. Streib, Oct. 24. 412— J. H. Tyrrel, Jan. 11 ; G. W. 
Mersereau, Apr. 8 ; T. Barnes, June 5 ; T. (i. Van, Oct. 2 ; J. H. Rankin, 
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Shaw, Jan. 28 ; W. H. Ball, Apr. 23. 414— E. Bradley, Jan. 4 ; G. 
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C. C. Hegel. Feb. 19 ; H. H. Wilcox. Mar. 8 ; J. McLaren. Mar. 20 ; 
E. Caren. June 10 ; J. Laughton. Sep. 7 ; J. G. White, Oct. 20. 417— 
A. T. Bishop, Feb. 20 ; J. W. Gordon, June 27. 419— C. Hanna, May 
31 ; J. B. Livingston, Aug. 2. 420— T. Hambly, Jan. 26 ; A. S. Shields. 
Apr. 9 ; J. Mitchell. Dec. 20. 421— E. Rea, June 18. 422— W. H. 
Richards, Feb. 9 : G. Banghart. 1935 ; R. J. Marcus, Oct. 2 ; W. H. 
Bradley, Dec. 19. 423— T. C. Cloughley, Mar. 6. 424— G. W. Barker, 
Oct. 7. 425 — R. Ball, Dec. 8. 426— P. Laughton, Jan. 1 ; J. F. Druding, 
Jan. 31 ; W. L. Abernethy, Feb. 1 ; W. Milne, Feb. 4 ; J. W. Wansbrough. 
Feb. 12 ; W. J. Carson. Mar. 28 ; J. C. Willard, May 2 ; H. Smith, June 
2 ; G. Wanless, Sep. 24 ; R. J. C. Kelsey, Oct. 20 ; W. A. W. Hurst. 
Oct. 28. 427— P. A. Deny, Mar. 10 ; W. J. Hambley, June 1 : G. 
Kirkpatrick, Apr. 27 ; W. Rowat, Jan. 18 ; D. Blue, Sep. 15 ; S. J. 
Hawkins, June 12 ; R. Milligan, Aug. 19 ; R. F. Neil, July 31 ; C. J. 
McDonald, Oct. 9. 428— A. P. MacFarlane, Jan. 1 ; J. McHouel, Jan. 
16 ; W. Hern, June 14. 430— J. T. Moore, June 21 ; H. Milloy, Nov. 20. 
432— N. Peppier, Jan. 3 ; J. S. Knechtel, Feb. 9 ; G. H. Clarke, Sep. 
7 ; N. Ball, Sep. 28 ; S. J. Leifso. Dec. 19. 433— G. Reeves, Oct. 14, 
1937 ; J. W. Martin. July 14 ; A. Patterson, Dec. 17. 434— J. H. Metcalfe. 
Feb. 17 ; D. F. Milloy, Aug. 6 ; J. Shields. Aug. 30 ; J. A. McMurchy. 
Nov. 28. 435 — H. N. Burrett, Jan. 11 ; F. J. Breckenridge, Mar. 26 ; 
J. W. Russell, Apr. 2 ; E. G. Chapman, May 28 ; F. H. Falkner, Nov. 
12 ; T. Anderson, July 3. 436 — J. Ewing, Jan. 30 ; F. Campbell Jr.. 
Dec. 3. 437— H. J. Hastings. Mar. 16 ; C. W. Hanna. June 2 ; W. A. 
Saurwein, June 14 ; A. Bending, Mar. 15 ; M. M. Lang, Mar. 31 ; L. W. 
Johnson, Apr. 27 ; J. Davis, Aug. 8 ; W. Carter, Oct. 31 ; A. Rose, 
Dec. 15. 438— C. F. Hamlyn, Mar. 7 : A. Burtch, Mar., 1938. 441— J. 

D. Cameron, May 17 ; R. Blair, July 29. 443— H. Durrell, Jan. 2, N. 
R. Coutts, Apr. 2. 445 — A. Carmichael. July 3. 446 — A. Davidson, Dec. 
11, 1937; W. N. Erskine. Feb. 19; J. G. McCutcheon, June 22; J. T. 
Eldridge, Aug. 16, G. A. Hollands, Oct. 29 ; F. W. Ross, Dec. 24. 447— 
J. Jacques, Feb. 10 ; G. Nicholson, July 28 ; C. S. Stoddard, Dec. 9. 
448— J. W. Hodgson. Mar. 5. 449— W. J. Symington, Apr. 28. 450— S. 
Hoek, Nov. 19. 451— H. T. Boldt, June 14 ; W. J. Peacock, June 19. 
453— E. E. Orser, Aug. 21. 454— J. W. Haines, Sep. 5. 455— S. D. 
Whaley. Sep. 28. 456— W. G. Cowan, Nov. 22 ; E. B. Wilson, Oct. 10. 
457 — W. McKim, Nov. 16 ; J. Dent, Dec. 19. 458— H. Haggerty, Sep. 4 ; 
R. Vallance. Mar. 6 ; R. S. Doran, Apr. 18 ; O. Raymond, Apr. 22 ; C. 
Cryderman, June 6. 459— W. A. Dack, July 30. 462 — S. G. Dunbar, 
Jan. 3. 464— R. Crossen, Dec. 19. 465— W. L. Gourlay, Sep. 28 ; F. S. 
Caldwell, June 29. 466 — J. McDermott, Mar. 17. 467 — J. Henderson, 
Jan. 27. 468— A. McElwain, Aug. 31. 469— J. B. Wilson, Apr. 20 ; E. 
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471— J. Nelson, Sep. 28. 473— H. C. Pease, June 25, G. Kahn, July 28 ; 
D. MacLean, Nov. 16. 474— P. Mallaby, Jan. 4 ; G. E. Boyd, Feb. 11; 
J. H. Watson, Apr. 30 ; J. D. Chadwick, June 2 ; A. M. MacKenzie. 
June 20 ; A. E. Rowley, Nov. 1 ; E. R. Bowles, Nov. 13. 475— W. J. 
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Sep. 13 ; C. W. Haentschel, Dec. 15 ; W. MacKay, Dec. 20. 486— A. 
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Stephen, Oct. 31. 491— W. E. Sleith, Feb. 10. 492— A. G. H. Gray, 
Feb. 23 ; W. T. Douglas, Aug. 29 ; T. L. Ripley, July 29. 494— J. Grady, 
July 16. 495— D. Hawkins, Nov. 2. 496— A. E. MacLean, Oct. 27 ; 
C. F. Heebner, Dec. 10. 497— F. L. Wormwith. Mar. 25. 499— G. D. 
Russell. Jan. 16 ; J. J. Klein. Mar. 6. 501— M. A. Cherry, Sep. 25 ; 
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505— H. L. Knox. Jan. 13 ; S. J. Atkin, June 1 ; C. Weaver, Nov. 8. 
506— J. Bell, Apr. 25 ; G. H. Gauthier, Nov. 13 ; C. W. Haentschel, Dec. 
15. 507— C. W. Haentschel. Dec. 15. 508— J. L. Brandon, May 24 ; 
C. Curtis, Sep. 5 ; A. E. Sawkins. Nov. 19 ; T. G. Palmer, Nov. 30 ; 
H. C. Thomas. Dec. 12 ; M. E. B. Cutcliffe. Dec. 17. 509— R. Mullin, 
Mar. 8 ; D. S. Bowlby, Oct. 10 ; R. C. Wilson, July 9. 510— T. B. 



370 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Legge, Mar. 11 ; H. G. Henderson, May 11 ; P. Rutherford, June 15 ; 
A. W. Bartlett, Aug. 27 ; G. A. Pringle, Sep. 6 ; T. F. Best, Nov. 20 ; 
T. H. Armstrong, Dec. 12 ; F. L. Reed, Dec. 20. 511— W. T. E. Tabor, 
Oct. 31. 512 — G. M. Davidson, 1935. 513 — J. B. Dickerson, Aug. 2. 
514— C. C. Motton, Mar. 27 ; W. D. Shank, Aug. 6. 515— T. R. Snodgrass, 
Mar. 12 ; R. H. Jago, May 19 ; F. A. Mitchell, June 6 ; R. H. Ballantyne, 
June 18 ; W. Cartwright, Sep. 19. 516— R. D. Goddard, May 6. 519— 
M. N. Simpson, June 22. 520— W. Cooley, May 7 ; T. New, Sep. 3 ; 
C. G. Chapin, Sep. 20 ; T. Cooper, Dec. 27. 521— A. Moir, Apr. 21 ; 
F. D. Brocklebank, Aug. 26 ; F. J. Bridges, Nov. 22. 522— H. Mendelsohn, 
May 28 ; J. Eisman, Sep. 8. 523— G. O. Cameron, Feb. 6 ; D. Walker, 
July 21 ; D. Morden, Aug. 12 ; J. A. Brightman, Oct. 24. 524— S. H. 
Stensson, Mar. 21 ; G. M. Petrie, Sep. 24. 526 — W. T. Carkner, Mar. 
9 ; A. J. Mason, June 26 ; J. J. Downes, Aug. 6 ; L. R. Pennock, Aug. 
9. 528— C. Pierce, Dec. 31, 1937 ; W. J. Gilbert, Oct. 31 ; R. Eddy, 
Oct. 17. 529— W. McGibbon, May 5 ; L. R. Smith, July 19. 530— 
J. Curran, Feb. 26. 531— S. I. Hill, Mar. 15 ; E. A. Henry, 
Apr. 19 ; C. A. Matthews, May 15 ; J. H. Gowan, May 20 ; J. 
Booth, June 24 ; W. Burrows, Sep. 8 ; G. V. Magill, Oct. 26 ; E. R. 
Bowles, Nov. 13 ; J. L. Cotter, Nov. 17 ; A. E. Scovill, Dec. 16. 532— 
T. W. Hawker, Feb. 4 ; H. R. Roberts, Oct. 29. 533— W. E. Atley, 
Apr. 11 ; E. N. Carleton, May 19. 535— A. S. Cornthwaite, Feb. 22. 
536— W. J. Hambley, June 1. 537— J. S. Telfer, Feb. 22 ; J. Forsythe, 
June 16 ; J. Garde, Sep. 11 ; R. Boyd, Nov. 22 ; W. Riddle, Nov. 24 ; 
G. H. Sparks, Dec. 9 ; F. G. McBrien, July 2. 539— G. Grosz, Oct. 20. 
541 — A. Gouge, Jan. 5 ; C. Fairbrass, Jan. 13 ; S. J. Jackson, Apr. 28 ; 
H. G. Phillips, May 2 ; E. W. Fisher, Dec. 10. 542— C. H. Hopper, 
Aug. 7 ; F. J. Perren, Nov. 2. 545 — W. MacGregor, Aug. 4. 546 — L. 
W. Steeves, Feb. 22 ; A. S. Backus, June 9 ; W. K. Sanderson, Oct. 8. 
547— A. P. Townley, Apr. 17 ; J. T. Edworthy, May 12 ; G. M. Young, 
Aug. 13. 548— A. J. Gillies, Nov. 28 ; E. Walker, Aug. 23 ; T. J. Evans, 
Sep. 29. 549— H. Mullins, June 20 ; C. S. Bracey, Oct. ; A. R. Smith, 
Oct. 551— F. Benton, May 31 ; D. Hawkins, Nov. 2. 552— T. A. White- 
law, Nov. 17 ; W. Sedgwick, Nov. 18. 553— W. McTavish, Nov. 18 ; 
C. H. Cooper, Aug. 19. 554— W. A. Haber, Nov. 1. 555— J. T. Reardon. 
May 5 ; F. T. Richardson. July 5 ; H. H. Gage, Sep. 13 ; W. J. Aylett, 
Sep. 24 ; W. B. Evans, Oct. 13 ; R. A. Miranda, Dec. 9. 557— J. N. 
McDougall, June 7. 558— A. A. Gamble, Jan. 30 ; G. T. Barrett, Oct. 
20. 559— H. Mendelson, Mar. 14— R. Dubinsky, July 19 ; J. M. Axler, 
Dec. 24 ; W. Rosenthal, Aug. 8 ; J. Eisman, Sep. 8. 560— K. Aird, May 
2 ; J. D. Pollock, Feb. 1 ; S. Hewitt, July 29 ; W. J. Lintell, Aug. 3. 
561— P. M. Hastey, Sep. 12 ; C. W. Haentschel, Dec. 15. 562— E. Simons, 
June 8 ; J. S. Miller, Sep. 2 ; E. R. Allen, Oct. 29. 563— J. E. Ainsworth, 
Jan. 30 ; J. Lendon. June 20 ; H. D. Smith, Nov. 2 ; G. A. Chittum, 
Nov. 29 ; E. L. Taylor, June 30 ; W. E. Hillborn, Dec. 26. 564— W. G. 
Esdale, Apr. 29 ; R. E. Sproule, Oct. 15. 565— A. MacKenzie, June 20. 
566— W. L. Abernethy, Feb. 1. 5G8— J. Ruddell, June 22. 570— S. Lee, 
Jan. 8 ; E. S. Golden, Aug. 29. 571— G. A. Farrow, June, 1938. 572— 
W. Owen, Feb. 15 ; G. M. Allen, Aug. 27. 573— W. N. Pew, Sep. 21. 
575— J. U. Ireland, Feb. 5 ; G. B. Crumb, Jan. 26 ; G. W. Brisbin, Sep. 
2. 576— C. W. Walker, May 2. 577— J. T. Edworthy. May 12 ; W. E. 
Youse, Nov. 28 ; G. J. Wolfram, Dec. 7. 579 — E. A. Neil, June 7 ; 
N. E. Mayhew, July 22. 580— W. F. Begg, June 28 ; G. Overton, Aug. 
23. 581— D. B. Hanna, Dec. 1 ; D. W. Harvey, Dec. 13. 582— F. R. 
Williamson, Aug. 5 ; J. E. Smith, Oct. 7 ; E. A. Tregaskes. Oct. 22. 
583— J. W. Wansbrough, Feb. 13 ; F. Whitehouse, July 4 ; W. J. Fletcher, 
Dec. 18. 586— G. Pollard. May 25 ; J. M. Hartley, June 12. 587— R. 
Bishop, Apr. 9 ; F. H. Terrill, Dec. 28, 1937 ; C. G. Bushell. Aug. 12. 
588— P. W. Berry, June 17. 589— W. H. Bunt, Aug. 23. 590— E. H. 
Scammell. June 21. 591— T. Betchette, Jan. 3 ; W. P. Henderson, Oct. 
25. 592— W. W. Coates, Feb. 4. 593— J. C. Munro, Mar. 31 ; W. 
Cleland, Apr. 27 ; J. Low, Apr. 23 ; J. Aitkin, Jan. 10. 594— G. LeBreton, 
Apr. 18 ; R. K. Brown, Jan. 10 ; A. L. Adams. July 16 ; H. W. Burk- 
holder. July 23 ; W. H. Walker, Aug. 31. 596— C. Campbell, Jan. 24. 
597— F. Steele, Mar. 21. 600— J. R. Griffiths, Apr. 29; C. G. Crockett. 
July 13. 602 — J. Davidson, Mar. 6 ; E. K. Goodman, Nov. 27. 603— E. 
A. Tarzwell, Sep. 11 ; A. Gillies, Aug. 17. 604— D. W. Maddox, July 6. 
606 — B. A. Counter. July 2 ; E. R. Bowles, Nov. 13 ; W. McTavish. 
Nov. 25 ; L. C. Smith. Dec. 24. 607— F. Boshier. Apr. 30. 608— A. C. 
Nugent, Oct. 18. 610— J. W. Wallace, Jan. 6. 611 — R. D. Ayling, 
Apr. 14 ; C. Roberts, May 23 ; D. C. Murray, Aug. 14 ; P. J. F. Houston, 



TORONTO. ONTARIO. 1939 371 

Nov. 7 ; A. N. McClure, Dec. 11. 612— E. M. Carleton. May 18. 613— 
G. H. Pell, May 1 ; J. A. Luscombe. Oct. 24 ; W. Martin. Dec. 27. 
614— J. S. MacDonald. Nov. 16. 615— J. G. Rathvon, July 2 ; J. W. 
Moon. Nov. 22. 616 — C. C. Case, Jan. 13. 617 — T. A. McDonald. May 
21 ; W. H. Brovnell, Nov. 12. 619— J. B. Sherring, Sep. 21. 620— E. 
M. Craleton. May 18 : D. G. Jackson, Apr. 29 ; A. H. Millar, Sep., 1938 ; 
J. S. May, Aug. 8 ; J. H. Stananought, June 29. 623— J. Bell, 

Apr. 25. 626— A. G. Butt, May 3. 627— R. Hillier, Jan. 20. 629— 
"W. Dillane, Apr. 10. 630— A. MacKenzie, June 30. 631— T. Wagstaff. 
Apr. 10. 634— W. McTavish, Nov. 18. 636— J. Anderson, Nov. 28. 
637— W. J. MacPherson, Sep. 27. 638— W. Gillespie, Mar. 18. 640— C. 
C. Hele, Mar. 26. 644 — L. T. MacDonald, Apr. 7 ; R. J. Shannon. Apr. 
10 : H. W. Kerfoot, Apr. 30. 646— P. E. Rowen, Apr. 8 ; T. Boden, 
June 8 : S. Crone. Dec. 6. 648 — G. I. Wilson, May 30 ; A. Sham'as, Sep. 
22. 649— J. Chalmers. Sep. 27. 651— C. F. Heebner, Dec. 10 ; J. Simpson, 
Sep. 24. 



372 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

LIST OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS, 1939-40 

The Grand Master 

M.W. Bro. J. A. Dobbie Ottawa 

The Deputy Grand Master 
R.W. Bro. J. A. McRae _ Kingston 



Algoma 

Brant 

Bruce 

Chatham 
Eastern 
Frontenac 
Georgian.. 

Grey 

Hamilton 
Hamilton 

London 

Muskoka 

Niagara "A 



The District Deputy Grand Masters 

— Oliver F. Young Port Arthur 

-M. C. Hawley Paris 

Wm. T. Baillie Cargill 

R. C. McCuteheon Highgate 

— Donald S. Macintosh Martintown 

..William Chapman Kingston 



.Frederick Spearing Beeton 

_Thos. H. Reburn Markdale 

A" __Geo. Walker __.. Hamilton 

B" William Davies Chedoke P.O. 

Donald A. Ferguson St. Thomas 

H. R. Hay ward Scotia 

Joseph Backus St. Catharines 

Niagara "B" Frederick S. Lane Niagara Falls 

Nipissing East H. A. Batsf ord Warren 

Nipissing West F. W. Colloton Sault Ste. Marie 

North Huron James Neilans Londesboro 

Ontario H. W. Mitchell Port Hope 

Ottawa -Jas. E. Gamble Richmond 

Peterborough R. F. Downey Peterborough 

Prince Edward Hilton McCartney Wellington 

Sarnia . Wm. J. Aitchison ...Sarnia 

South Huron S. T. Loveys Hickson 

St. Lawrence Robt. Hawkins Smiths Falls 

St. Thomas ..Arthur Petherick West Lome 

Temiskaming Chas. P. Ramsay Timmins 

Toronto "A" S. F. Albertson Toronto 

Toronto "B" G. C. Murphy Unionville 

Toronto "C" A. C. Norwich Toronto 

Toronto "D" E. W. Stoddard Toronto 

Victoria Wm. Greig Mount Pleasant 

Wellington John A. Leslie Milton 

Western A. G. Holland Kenora 

Wilson Howard B. Atkinson Embro 

Windsor J. G. Moncrieff Windsor 



The Grand Wardens 

R.W. Bro. F. H. England Toronto 

R.W. Bro. B. C. Beasley Hamilton 

The Grand Chaplain 

R.W. Bro. Thos. Eakin 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. H. R. Boal Toronto 



Historian 



M.W. Bro. W. S. Herrington 



Napanee 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 



373 



Appointed Officers 

Grand Senior Deacon __V.W. Bro. 

Grand Junior Deacon V.W. Bro. 

Grand Sup't of Works ___V.W. Bro. 

Grand Dir. of Ceremonies V.W. Bro. 

Assistant Grand Chaplain V.W. Bro. 

Assistant Grand Chaplain _V.W. Bro. 

Assistant Grand Chaplain V.W. Bro. 

Assistant Grand Chaplain .V.W. Bro. 

Assistant Grand Sceretary _V.W. Bro. 

Assistant Gx-and Dir. of Ceremonies V.W. Bro. 

Grand Sword Bearer V.W. Bro. 

Grand Organist _.V.W. Bro. 

Assistant Grand Organist V.W. Bro. 

Grand Pursuivant _ V.W. Bro. 



W. J. Gibson Kingston 

G. A. Bowden Brantford 

G. V. Hilborn Preston 

S. F. Smith Ottawa 

J. H. Atkinson. Kapuskasing 

R. T. C. Dwelly Penetang 

C. C. Waller London 

G. A. Beatty Balderson 

Walter Carey Toronto 

W. C. Taylor Westport 

John Jordan Toronto 

R. C. Eggaford.Todmorden 
Geo. C. Matthews ...St. Thomas 
N. B. Darrell Fort William 



Grand Stewards 

V.W. Bro. Jas. Allen Brantford 

G. R. Allen Fenelon Falls 

" " G. Harry Allen _Ingersoll 

C. C. Armstrong Warkworth 

T. C. Benson London 

" D. A. Cameron —.Merritton 

Arnold Darroch Clifford 

R. P. Donald — Bothwell 

David Eby New Hamburg 

J. F. Freure Espanola 

Oliver Geiger Fenelon Falls 

M. J. Gulley Sundridge 

W. F. Gunning Toronto 

P. F. Hare Newcastle 

T. G. Haslain Toronto 

C. G. Johnston Essex 

L. N. Lane St. Thomas 

C. E. Laur Fort Erie North 

Fred LeGallais Englehart 

J. R. Lumby Fort William 

J. N. Marshall Meaford 

J. F. McRae Avonmore 

Jas. Menzies Watford 

" C. G. Morris Delta 

H. G. Parrott Stoney Creek 

W. J. Pickard Toronto 

E. M. Readhead Campbellville 

" H. S. Rood Kirkland Lake 

" J. L. Runnalls North Bay 

R. A. Shields Sioux Lookout 

C. H. Smith Ailsa Craig 

Chas. Spanner Toronto 

G. N. Spencer Frankford 

" R. W. Swanton Mimico 

" Harry West Fordwich 

" Robt. Wilson Ottawa 

M. H. Young Bath 

Grand Standard Bearers 

V.W. Bro. R. B. Kent Simcoe 

C. C. Minor Fingal 

Grand Tyler 

Bro. John Black Ottawa 



374 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

BOARD OF GENERAL PURPOSES 



President 

R.W. Bro. J. A. McRae 226 Frontenae St., Kingston 

Vice-President 

R.W. Bro. Alex. Cowan Barrie 

By Virtue of Office 

M.W. Bro. J. A. Dobbie, Grand Master, Ottawa Civic Hospital Ottawa 
W. H. Wardrope, Past Grand Master, 35 Glenfern Ave. Hamilton 

W. N. Ponton, Past Grand Master Belleville 

J. A. Rowland. Past Grand Master, 320 Bay St Toronto 

R. B. Dargavel, Past Grand Master, 234 Evelyn Ave. Toronto 

W. S. Herrington, Past Grand Master Napanee 

F. A. Copus, Past Grand Master, Bk of Montreal Bldg. Stratford 

A. J. Anderson, Past Grand Master, 2881 Dundas St. W. Toronto 
W. J. Dunlop, Past Grand Master, 608 Jarvis St Toronto 

R.W. Bro. F.H. England, Grand Senior Warden, 160 Richmond St. W.Toronto 

B. C. Beasley, Grand Junior Warden, 124 Markland St. Hamilton 

Thos. Eakin, Grand Chaplain, 116 Madison Ave Toronto 

E. G. Dixon, Grand Secretary, Drawer 217 Hamilton 

H. R. Boal, Grand Registrar, 63 Hampton Ave Toronto 

V.W. Bro. S. F. Smith. Grand Director of Ceremonies, 438 Bay St Ottawa 

The District Deputy Grand Masters 
District Name Address 

Algoma O. F. Young. 149 College St Port Arthur 

Brant M. C. Hawley _ Paris 

Bruce Wm. T. Baillie Cargill 

Chatham ...Dr. R. C. McCutcheon . Highgate 

Eastern D. S. Macintosh Martintown 

Frontenac Wm. Chapman, 90 Clergy St _ Kingston 

Georgian Dr. Frederick Spearing Beeton 

Grey Thos. H. Reburn Markdale 

Hamilton "A" Geo. Walker, 13 Chedoke Ave Hamilton 

Hamilton "B" William Davies, Chedoke P.O Hamilton 

London D. A. Ferguson, R.R. No. 6 St. Thomas 

Muskoka Harold R. Hayward Scotia 

Niagara "A" Joseph Backus, R.R. No. 3 St. Catharines 

Niagara "B" Frederick S. Lane, 774 Simcoe Si Niagara Falls 

Nipissing East H. A. Batsford Warren 

Nipissing West Rev. F. W. Colloton, 16 Forest Ave Sault Ste. Marie 

North Huron Jas. Neilans Londesboro 

Ontario Harvey W. Mitchell, Walton St Port Hope 

Ottawa Jas. E. Gamble Richmond 

Peterborough R. F. Downey, 298 Boswell Ave -Peterborough 

Prince Edward Hilton McCartney. R.R. No. 1 Wellington 

Sarnia W. J. Aitchison, 140 N. Euphemia St....Sarnia 

South Huron Stanley T. Loveys Hickson 

St. Lawrence Robt. Hawkins Smiths Falls 

St. Thomas — Arthur Petherick West Lome 

Temiskaming Chas. P. Ramsay, 24 Patricia Blvd Timmins 

Toronto "A" S. F. Albertson, 159 Humbercrest Blvd.. Toronto 

Toronto "B" G. C. Murphy Unionville 

Toronto "C" A. C. Norwich, 23 Austin Crescent Toronto 

Toronto "D" E. W. Stoddard, 102 Melrose Ave Toronto 

Victoria Wm. Greig, R.R. No. 2 Ida 

Wellington John A. Leslie, R.R. No. 5 Milton 

Western Arthur G. Holland, General Delivery .....Kenora 

Wilson H. B. Atkinson ..Embro 

Windsor J. G. Moncrieff, Heintzman Bldg .Windsor 



R.W. 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 
Honorary Members 



Bro. R. F. Richardson 
" Alex. Cowan 



C. E. Kelly. 73 Melrose Ave. S. 
J. B. Smith, 1005 Maitland St. 
G. C. Bonnycastle - 



Strathroy 

Barrie 

..Hamilton 



London 

Bowmanville 



Elected by Grand Lodge 



R.W. Bro. C. S. Hamiton, 302 Bay St 

E. T. Howe. 969 London St. West _ — 

Smith Shaw, 223 Evelyn Ave - 

O. J. Newell, M.D., 323 Wentworth St. South 

W. C. N. Marriott. 171 Powell Ave. - 

B. F. Nott, D.D.S., Box 55 - _ 

W. D. Love, 40 Craig St - 

T. H. Simpson, Birks Bldg. 



John Ness, 83 Chatsworth Drive 



Toronto 

Windsor 

Toronto 

.... Hamilton 

Ottawa 

..North Bay 

London 

Hamilton 

Toronto 



Appointed by Grand Lodge 

R.W. Bro. H. S. Tapscott, 109 East Ave. 

V.W. Bro. A. P. Freed, 329 Van Norman St, 

R.W. Bro. H. J. Alexander, 165 Rosemount Ave. 

J. P. Maher, 5 Nina Ave. - 

' " T. C. Wardley - _ 

" W. H. Gregory, 10 Albert St - 

C. W. Robb, 83 Alberta Ave _ 

E. W. Barber, 339 Ontario St. _ ...... 

C. M. Forbes - _ 



And for one year 



R.W. Bro. N. C. Hart, 959 Maitland St. 

C. E. Clements, 121 King St. West 



Brantford 

..Port Arthur 

..Weston 

_ ..Toronto 

Elora 

Stratford 

Toronto 

Toronto 

Perth 



....-London 
Chatham 



COMMITTEES 
Audit and Finance 

R.W. Bro. C. S. Hamilton (Chairman) ; R.W. Bros. B. F. Nott, 
R. C. McCutcheon, Wm. Chapman, C. P. Ramsay, J. A. Leslie, J. G. 
Moncrieff, H. A. Batsford, H. W. Mitchell, B. C. Beasley, D. A. Ferguson. 

Condition of Masonry 

R.W. Bro. W. C. N. Marriott (Chairman) ; R.W. Bros. H. R. Boal, 
Thos. H. Reburn, Jas. E. Gamble, A. G. Holland. V. W. Bro. S. F. Smith. 

Warrants 

R.W. Bro. E. T. Howe (Chairman) ; R.W. Bros. G. C. Bonnycastle, 
H. J. Alexander, F. H. England, W. T. Baillie, Joseph Backus. 



Benevolence 

R.W. Bro. T. C. Wardley (Chairman) : M.W. Bro. R.B. Dargavel, 
R.W. Bros H. S. Tapscott, E. W. Barber. C. M. Forbes, O. J. Newell, 
C. E. Clements, Geo. Walker, S. L. Albertson. A. C. Norwich, H. R. 
Hayward. J. P. Maher. Robt. Hawkins, H. McCartney, W. J. Aitchi^on. 
V.W. Bro. A. P. Freed. 



376 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 



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, W. J. Dunlop, R. W. Bros. Alex. Cowan, E. G. Dixon, Smith 
Shaw, M. C. Hawley, F. Spearing, H. B. Atkinson. 

Constitution and Laws 

M.W. Bio. W. H. Wardrope (Chairman) ; M.W. Bros. W. N. Ponton. 
J. A. Rowland, R. B. Dargavel, W. S. Herrington. F. A. Copus, A. J. 
Anderson, W. J. Dunlop. 

Fraternal Dead 

R.W. Bro. Smith Shaw (Chairman) ; R.W. Bros. C. E. Kelly. D. S. 
Macintosh, Jas. Neilans, S. T. Loveys, A. Petherick. 

Printing 

R.W. Bro. W. D. Love (Chairman) ; R.W. Bros. R. F. Richardson, 
J. B. Smith, O. F. Young, F. S. Lane, Wm. Greig. 

Masonic Education 

R.W. Bro. C. W. Robb (Chairman) ; M. W. Bros. W. S. Herrington, 
W. J. Dunlop, R.W. Bros. E. G. Dixon, W. H. Gregory, N. C. Hart, 
R. F. Downey, Thos. Eakin, John Ness, A. C. Norwich, C. E. Clements, 
F. W. Colloton. Wm. Davies. 

Library 

R.W. Bro. John Ness (Chairman) ; R.W. Bros. S. F. Albertson, G. C. 
Murphy, A. C. Norwich, E. W. Stoddard. 

Fraternal Correspondence 
M.W. Bro. W. N. Ponton (Chairman). 



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880 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

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 1862 P.G.J.W. 

♦John H. Graham Richmond 1864 P.G.J.W. 

♦Jas. V. MacKey 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 Englnad 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. Ree. 

♦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 Donoughmore -Ireland 1931 P.G.M. 

Viscount Galway -England 1931 P.G.S.W. 

Canon F. J. C. Gillmor .England 1931 P.G. Chap. 

J. Bridges, Eustace -England 1931 P.G. Reg. 

Gen. Sir Francis Davies .England 1938 P.D.G.M. 

Canon Thomas T. Blockley -England 1938 P.G Chap. 

Rt. Hon. Viscount de Vesci "ngland 1938 P.G.S.W. 

Major R. L. Loyd -England 1938 P.G. Reg. 

Raymond F. Brooke Ireland 1938 P.D.G.M. 

Rt. Hon. Lord Farnham .Ireland 1938 P.G.S.W. 

Dr. W. E. Thrift -Ireland 1938 P.G.J.W. 

Gen. Sir Norman A. 

Orr-Ewing Scotland 1938 P.G.M. 

T. G. Winning Scotland... - -._ 1938 P.G.J.W. 

Joseph E. Perry Massachusetts 1938 P.G.M. 

Reginald Harris Vova Scotia 1938 P.G.M. 

Norman T. Avard _Nova Scotia 1938 P.G.M. 

♦Deceased 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 381 

LIST OF GRAND LODGES 

With Name and Address of the Grand Secretaries 

The United Kingdom 

England Sydney A. White London 

Ireland H. C. Shellard Dublin 

Scotland T. G. Winning Edinburgh 

Dominion of Canada 

Alberta ...J. H. W. S. Kemmis Calgary 

British Columbia Frank S. McKee Vancouver 

Manitoba J. H. G. Russell Winnipeg 

New Brunswick R. D. Magee St. John 

Nova Scotia James C. Jones Halifax 

Prince Edward Is C. M. Williams Charlottetown 

Quebec W. W. Williamson Montreal 

Saskatchewan Robt. A. Tate Regina 

Other British Countries 

New South Wales David Cunningham Sydney 

New Zealand - H. A. Lamb Christchurch 

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 Tohn Whicher San Francisco 

Colorado - Chas. A. Patton Denver 



382 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 ...Wm. 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 H. Andersosn St. Paul 

Mississippi Sid. F. Curtis Meridian 

Missouri Arthur Mather St. Louis 

Montana L. T. Hauberg .Helena 

Nebraska Lewis E. Smith Omaha 

Nevada E. C. Peterson Carson City 

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 Matthew Gait, Jr Philadelphia 

Rhode Island H. L. McAuslan Providence 

South Carolnia 0. Frank Hart Columbia 

South Dakota W. D. Swan 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 I. W. Coffman Charleston 

Wisconsin Wm. F. Weller Milwaukee 

Wyoming J. M. Lowndes Casper 



TORONTO. ONTARIO, 1939 383 

Other Countries 

Bahia A. A. DaSilva Bahia 

Chile ..-._ _ „ R. C. Oliveria Santiago 

Colombia 

Barranquilla Gualberto Barba Barranquilla 

Colombia Bogota Americo Carnicelli Bogota 

Colombia Cartagena A. J. Valverde Cartagena 

Costa Rica ..G. F. Bowden San Jose 

Cuba L. M. Reyes _ Havana 

Denmark A. T. Troedsson Copenhagen 

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 R. R. Pabon San Juan 

Switzerland Arnold Wirth Basle 



384 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 Is 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 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 385 

California Earl Thaxter Los Angeles 

Colorado S. C. Warner _ Denver 

Connecticut A. W. Keeler Norwalk 

Delaware F. W. Ireland Ellendale 

Dist. of Columbia Wm. T. Ballard Washington 

Florida Jesse C. Clark Pensacola 

Georgia P. I. P. Edenfield Millen 

Idaho M. W. Kelley Gooding 

Illinois S. 0. Spring Chicago 

Indiana Orvis A. Deilinger Fort Wayne 

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 

Mississipi 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 Wm. W. Shaw Enderlin 

Ohio _ Geo 11. Hess Springfield 

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 M. E. Crockett Sisseton 

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 



386 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA ANNUAL COMMUNICATION 

Other Countries 

Bahia 

Chile -..A. I. Palma Saetago 

Colombia Alex. S. Hamilton Barranquilla 

Barranquilla 

Colombia Bogota A. Carnicelli Bogota 

Colombia Cartagena. W. R. Blackmore Mexico City 

Costa Rica - - - 

Cuba Jose L. Vidaurretta Havana 

Denmark _ Wm. Mailing Copenhagen 

Ecuador Ramon G. Martin Guyaquil 

France, Nationale A. V. Clark Paris 

Guatemala Bernardo A. Tello Guatemala 

Mexico York _ 

Netherlands Dr. A. M. R. Beguin The Hague 

Norway A. B. Laurentzon Oslso 

Panama Chas. Qvistgard Colon 

Para 

Paraiba, Brazil A. de A. Simoes Paraiba 

Peru Eduardo Laverque Lima 

Philippines Quintin Paredes Manila 

Puerto Rico Antonio Corretjer, Jr... Ponce 

Switzerland E. Baumgartner Bienne 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 387 

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 Is Geo. H. Ryerson Brantford 

Quebec ...Roderick B. Dargavel. Toronto 

Saskatchewan _ Ewart G. Dixon Hamilton 

Other British Countries 

New South Wales Walter T. Robb Orangeville 

New Zealand John Boyd Toronto 

Queensland Alexander Cowan Barrie 

South Australia Andrew M. Heron Toronto 

Tasmania E. W. E. Saunders 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 



388 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 F. H. Huffman Fort Frances 

Louisiana H. C. Tugwell Toronto 

Maine J. R. Crocker Hamilton 

Maryland — H. R. H. Kenner Peterborough 

Massachusetts Wm. N. Ponton Belleville 

Michigan J. H. Putman ..Ottawa 

Minnesota J. S. McCullough New Liskeard 

Mississippi F. M. Morson Toronto 

Missouri ,Geo. DeKleinhans Kitchener 

Montana J. Birnie Smith London 

Nebraska R. J. Campbell Duntroon 

Nevada W. R. Ledger Toronto 

New Hampshire Gerald C. Bonnycastle. . Bowman ville 

New Jersey Wm. J. Moore Toronto 

New Mexico Wm. Bailey Toronto 

New York A. J. Anderson Toronto 

North Carolina John A. McRae Kingstson 

North Dakota John A. Dobbie Ottawa 

Ohio Geo. Stewart Springfield 

Oklahoma R. Reade Davis Toronto 

Oregon C. E. Clements Chatham 

Rhode Island ,7. Fred Reid Windsor 

South Carolina Joseph C. Bartram Ottawa 

South Dakota B. S. Sheldon , Toronto 

Tennessee L. J. Simpson Barrie 

Texas A. W. Baker Guleph 

Utah E. S. Macphail Ottawa 

Vermont Jas. M. Malcolm [ngersoll 

Virginia J. G. McDonald Aurora 

Washington Frank A. Copus n . 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 



TORONTO, ONTARIO, 1939 389 

Colombia Bogota J. H. Burke Port Stanley 

Colombia Cartagena. Ernest E. Bruce Kincardine 

Costa Rica ~.F. Davey Diamond Belleville 

Cuba A. Macomb Toronto 

Denmark Chas. A. Seager London 

Ecuador J. N. Allan Dunnville 

France, Nationale Chris M. Forbes Perth 

Guatemala :* ...:. Wm. J. Attig Hamilton 

Mexico, York H. F. Goodfellow Sault Ste. Marie 

Netherlands J. Owen Herity Belleville 

Norway Axel Knutson Port Arthur 

Panama Walter H. Davis Hamilton 

Para A. D. McRae Vankleek Hill 

Paraiba - Albert E. Botfcum Babcaqgeon 

Peru F. C. Bonnycastle Campbellford 

Philippines P. H. Knight Alliston 

Porto Rico Geo. W. Smith Kenora 

Switzerland John O'Connor Toronto 



FOREWORD 

1939 



"Again we turn the page — another year 

Lies spotless and untouched before your eyes; 
let us mar it not, but through the days 

May kindliness and love and peace our lives comprise. 
New opportunities are ours! And may we prove 

To be God's children truly, thus to see 
In faithfulness of word and thought and deed, 

What His ideal of fellowship can be." 

THIS has been a memorable year and with the egotism 
of the invalid, may I first, (though relatively unimpor- 
tant) express my regret at the physical disability from 
which, through accident, I have suffered for nearly a year, 
since last we journeyed together through this portion of the 
pilgrimage of Masonic life, lest it should have unconsciously 
impaired in any way the calibre and quality of that work 
which I here share with my colleagues and readers. Happy 
to meet, happy to greet, and happy to meet again, if the 
beneficent Creator spares us to serve together. Ut incepit 
fidelis sic permanet. 

Among the many outstanding and thought-producing 
subjects treated at length and with most emphasis through- 
out our various visitations to the homes of the ffood and 
great are — (Space and time permit only a general listing) — 
Truth; Time; Moral rearmament; Faith; Hope and Love; 
Thought; In Memoriam; Invocation; Bi-Centenary; Purpose; 
Past Grand Masters; Leadership; Friendship; Kindle; 
Memory; Grand Honours; Totalitarian Democracy; Disci- 
pline; Build; Pilot; Public Installations; Home; Kingdom; 
Integer Vitae; Anthology (see N.S.W.); Courage; Founda- 
tion Stone (Maryland); Dunlop; Anderson; Logan; Newton; 
Parental; and amid the Humour are to be found a few bright 
flashes from Good Stories, dear to the heart of Craft 
raconteurs, but strange to say, not so frequently nor so 
brilliantly told as in Grand Chapter Reviews. In this post- 
prandial connection, we may refer to New York, Massa- 
chusetts, Wyoming, California, Maine. Mississippi, Missouri, 
Texas, South Australia, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, 
Illinois, Western Australia, and the Foreword of Grand 
Chapter Reviews of 1939. Dulce est desipere in locc. 



May we all, as we grow older together, be able to 
pray— 

"Give me a good digestion, Lord, 
And also something to digest. 

And also power to see a joke, 
And pass it on to other folk." 

And may we each heartily and responsively say with 
the Bard of Wyoming — 

"I am just a little older than I was a year ago, 

Older only in the number of the years I have to show. 

There may be added wrinkles and a few more aches and 

pains; 
There may be dimmer vision and a slowing up of brains; 
There may be tougher chewing on old vacated gums, 
A little more of rheumatiz, with fingers much like 

thumbs; 
There may be more lumbago to make me growl and 

swear, 
A little more of baldness, a little less of hair. 
But these are minor matters and if you will watch my 

step, 
You'll find I still am functioning and haven't lost my 

pep." 

Take for example the first great nugget of precious ore 
mentioned, namely, Truth. See how fully the reviewer of 
Georgia treats the subject of the Lost Word, and at the 
same time makes a discovery in hitherto unpublished literary 
Masonic lore. A whole Lodge evening could be profitably 
and fruitfully spent with this alone; and may I add, with 
that object in view, the following, which occur to me as 
I write — 

"I will find where truth is hid, even though it be hid 
in the centre." Who can deny but that Shakespeare, who 
wrote this, was a Mason true and trusty? 

"Ring out the false, ring in the true." We must be 
resolute to discard, purge, and exclude the one and retain 
and cheiish the other. 

"From east to west the tested chain holds fast, 
The well forged link rings true." 

More than metallic coin must ring true, especially in 
the great Broherhood, chosen of the true; if we are to create 
that mutual confidence — "Fides et fiducia" among "Fraires 
servientes" — the fraternity of service, who attend the duties 
of the Craft. 



Our King and Queen ring- true. Not her beauty alone 
nor even her wonderful personality, but what she says and 
does comes from within and makes us hers forever. So 
with the dignity, simplicity, and humanity of the King. 
Loyal and royal, their hearts and ours beat true together. 
So have they captured and will hold the hearts and minds 
and spirit of our good neighbors, Americans all, nationally 
and internationally, individually and emotionally. And God 
has dowered Their Majesties with the good gift of gracious 
English speech as well as charm. Where "in far flung 
words but few" can we find finer diction, more real eloquence 
than in the address of the Queen at the laying of the foun- 
dation stone of the new Supreme Court Building at Ottawa, 
where British and Canadian Justice will be administered ? 
Not soon will be forgotten the music of Her Majesty's 
vibrant voice shining in the gladsome light of Jurisprudence. 
Or than these wise words of the King, "There can be no 
enduring peace without freedom, and no enduring freedom 
without peace." — or than the words of that other great ad- 
dress, "As I drink a toast to you, Mr. President, I wish 
you every possible health and happiness. I trust and believe 
that in years to come the history of the United States will 
continue to be marked by that ordered progress and by that 
prosperity which have been theirs in the past. And I pray 
that our great nations may ever in the future walk together 
along the path of friendship in a world of peace." Truly 
we are one through the Throne. Esto perpetual 

We Masons do not forget that the King's Most Excellent 
Majesty is Past Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge 
of England, and Past Grand Master Mason of Scotland, so 
that we greet, hail, and obey him as a Sovereign Ruler of 
the Craft as well as of the Empire, — Defender of the Faith. 

What a difference between the totalitarian democracy, 
so called, of Central Europe and the aristocracy of democ- 
racy expressed by Burns — - 

"Wha will na' sing 

'God save the King' 
Shall hang as high's the steeple. 
But while we sing 

'God save the King' 
We'll ne'er forget the people." 

Neither natural sentiment nor Craft chivalry, will allow 
us to forget the Masonic ties of British families so closely 
interwoven with our brotherly budget of life, and of that 
time which keeps appointments with the future and eternity, 
through our children. And, therefore, we crave leave to 
respectfully and affectionately share the parental pride of 
their Majesties in the two Royal Princesses, the two dear 
little daughters, who, in England with the loving and 



gracious Queen Mary, are keeping the home fires burning 
till the return from Canada of the father and mother who 
have generously shared six weeks with us and our cousins, 
now brothers, our self-respecting and respected neighbors to 
the south. 

Two honours (concentrated within one vear) for 
Halifax!— 

"The Warden of the honour of the North 
Sleepless, though veiled, am I." 

Firstly the celebration of the Bi-centenary of the Craft 
in Canada, and secondly scene and audition of their 
Majesties' farewell, ave atque vale, and may "farewell" 
always parallel wel-fare with them and those near and dear. 

"God be with you till we meet again." 

"So mote it be." 

"Better lo'ed ye canna be, will ye na come back again?" 
bringing light and delight to the wise and gentle Craft who 
keep the step, keep the touch, and keep the faith, in 
search of the ultimate good. 

WILLIAM NISBET PONTON, P.G.M. 

Reviewer. 
Belleville, Ontario. 

July, 1939. 



Fraternal Correspondence and Reviews 
CANADA 1939 

By WILLIAM NISBET PONTON, P.G.M. 



ALABAMA, 1937 

Coke S. Wright, Grand Master. 

Guy T. Smith, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and Seventeenth Annual was held in 
Montgomery, Nov. 30, 1937. 

Five P.G.M.s supported the Grand East. 

Canada's Grand Representative, Ethridge J. Garrison, 
duly answered roll call. 

A distinguished visitor from Georgia was welcomed. 

The brethren assembled in the evening for the purpose 
of receiving a visit from the Grand Matron of the Eastern 
Star, and her officers. 

In the address of the Grand Master we read: 

I am exceedingly happy to report that this is the first 
time in more than twenty years that the Grand Lodge and 
Masonic Home have been financed without having to borrow 
money. 

The residents at the Home are happy, and comfortable. 
The moral of the Home is wholesome. The farm, dairy, 
poultry farm, and printing department have been operated 
at a profit. All eligible applicants for admittance into the 
Home have been approved. None were rejected. 

The Order of Eastern Star have worked unceasingly in 
raising funds and contributions for our Masonic Home. 
Many substantial cash donations have been made. In addi- 
tion to providing many of the necessities and luxuries for 
residents of the Home. A most outstanding annual con- 
tribution is a Christmas Tree. 

The teachings of the Order of DEMOLAY— love of 
parents, love of God, Pariotism, Purity, Courage, comrade- 
ship and fidelity, are those which not only develop the best 
in youth, but insure the best in man. 

A recent investigation in one city in Ohio reveals: 
82.5% of all Masons 21 to 25 years of age were former 
DeMolays; 66.6% of all Masons 21 to 30 years of age were 
former 'DeMolays; 43% of all Masons of all ages were 
fromer DeMolays. 

We do not have too many old men in the Masonic 
Fraternity, but we have too few young men. 



6 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

The above statistics are conclusive evidence that we, 
as Masons should give our moral, financial and fraternal 
assistance to this truly useful and helpful organization. 

Our Brother, Franklin D. Roosevelt, received us in his 
Executive Offices, and expressed delight in haivng such a 
distinguished body of men call on him and exchange 
fraternal greetings. This was indeed an enjoyable occasion. 

Two corner stones were laid during the year. 

The Grand Master of France suggested that we suggest 
to our beloved President, Brother Franklin D. Roosevelt, 
that he call a conference of all Grand Masters, or that he 
"Make his voice heard for the Preservation of Peace. 

Children, residents of the Masonic Home, may be adopt- 
ed, provided diligent investigation of the applicant satisfies 
the Board of Control of the Masonic Home that the appli- 
cant is morally, physically, financially, mentally, ana in 
every respect, qualified to give the child a home where the 
environment will be such that the child may be expected 
to receive proper training, and education, to enable it to 
take its place in the world as a normal adult. 

I recommend, if requested by the family, in the case 
of death of an Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft, that 
the Lambskin or White Apron, be permitted to be placed 
upon the coffin, but that no Masonic funeral service may 
be performed. 

Samuel B. Adams was elected Grand Master. 

Membership 28,187. Net GAIN 3. This trophy is the 
turning point. 

Burnley B. Hodge, of Hamilton is the Grand Repre- 
sentative of Alabama. Can anything but good come from 
Hamilton? 



ALBERTA, 1938 

Clare C. Hartman, Grand Master. 

J. H. W. S. Kemmis, Grand Secretary. 

A brief biographical sketch is provided on the opening 
page of the report of a very distinguished citizen of the 
Province of Alberta who was Grand Master of the Grand 
Lodge of that Province on the occasion of its 33rd Annual 
Communication held in Edmonton, June 8th, 1938. Most 
Wor. Bro. Clare C. Hartman was born in Aurora in 1886 
on a farm which his ancestors, of Loyalist stock, had carved 
out of the wilderness. He graduated in medicine from 
Toronto University and went West in 1910, settling in Olds, 
Alberta, where he has since continued the practice of his 
profession with marked success. M.W. Bro. Hartman has 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 7 

always taken an active interest in his community in every 
enterprise making for the welfare of his fellow citizens. 

At the opening of Grand Lodge there were 13 P.G.M.s 
present and representatives of about 140 constituent lodges, 
in addition to Master Masons in good standing who were 
admitted. A cordial welcome was given Grand Lodge by 
the mayor of Edmonton who claimed to be one of the oldest 
Masons present. The welcome of 13 Edmonton Lodges was 
ably extended by W. Bro. John S. Parker, following which 
the Lieut-Governor was royally received, to whom the 
Grand Master addressed these words among others? 

"A survey of world tendencies warrants deep considera- 
tion by all sensible people. Evidently all democratic insti- 
tutions are faced, whether they admit it or not, with a life 
and death struggle for very existence. Masonry survives 
only in those countries where democratic institutions con- 
tinue — almost entirely those nations which inherit or follow 
British tradition. 

"This Grand Jurisdiction is situated in a country which 
is a member of that great family, the British Commonwealth 
of Nation?. The brethren of this jurisdiction wish to receive 
you as the Lieutenant-Governor of this province and offer 
homage fitting the direct representative of His Majesty the 
King. 

"The great teaching of patriotism and of loyalty to the 
King and Country is inculcated deeply in Masonic hearts 
throughout the world. Our feelings of respect and devotion 
are expressed by symbolism and by this ceremony we humbly 
and sincerely rededicate ourselves and Masonry in this 
province to the service of our King and Empire. It is my 
privilege to offer Your Honour, as the representative of the 
Crown, hearty fraternal greetings from all Masonic lodges 
in this province, an expression of loyalty in common with 
the Dominions of the Commonwealth, whose flags are 
present here today." (Prolonged Applause). 

The Lieut. -Governor, Bro. J. C. Bowen, in his reply 
emphasized the great need of carrying out the plan of con- 
federation to preserve the unity of our country. 

Representatives of 42 Grand Lodges were presented 
and for them M.W. Bro. E. A. Braithwaite representing the 
Mother Grand Lodge of England, spoke, whose words of 
loyal devotion are worthy of record: 

On such an occasion as this, when the direct representa- 
tive of His Majesty the King has honored us with his 
presence, an opportunity is given of which we are glad to 
take advantage and we would express to him the high re- 
spect and regard which Masonry throughout the world, 
both within and without the Empire, has for the Royal 



8 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Family of Great Britain, and especially for the King whose 
official birthday is celebrated tomorrow. 

The Grand Master's address is a splendid record of 
much work well done. There is throughout the address, the 
note of trial and anxiety through which the West was pass- 
ing during the months preceding.. Drought had laid a heavy 
hand upon the land and destitution was evident in many 
sections.. In these conditions masons had exercised the 
special Masonic virtue to a high degree. Over 100 carloads 
of vegetables had been distributed as well as tons of clothing 
and other supplies as well as $1,115.00 in cash, thanks for 
which was well expressed in verse by Edna Jaques as 
follows: 

"We had no harvest here, yet we have shared 
The harvest of far fields — have dined twofold 
On food and love. Here in this barren place 

We have shared bread and shelter from the cold, 
Warm in our veins has flowed the love you sent 
And every meal has been a sacrament. 

"Although our tables stand so far apart 

Still they are one, guests in a far-off place, 
Who sit with you and eat your broken bread, 
Repeating after you your whispered grace, 
Blessing the food that multiplies and heals 
The heartache and wounds of barren fields." 
The Grand Master notes a reduction in membership due 
mostly to difficult economical conditions — he calls attention 
to an interesting annual interprovincial event at Cascade 
Lodge in Banff where, the year previous, 28 lodges were 
represented and he records an event of personal interest 
when on April 9th, 1938, 115 Masons from 29 lodges in his 
own District gathered, at Olds to express their affection for 
the Grand Master. We quote the conclusion of the Grand 
Master's address: 

Freemasonry must set its house in order, not so much 
by planning new organizations, or by turning to the weary 
occupation of asking how we can beat up a new enthusiasm, 
but by asking ourselves in searching fashion what is the 
application of Masonic faith and philosophy in the present 
day. The purpose of Freemasonry is to carry humanity 
onward and upward. Masons believe that a civilization 
evolved according to the high and righteous principles df 
the Institution will best accomplish this. Masonry attempts 
this through its members, and not through its corporate 
capacity as an Institution. The philosophy of Masonry 
must stir the conscience, sensitize the spirit of the individual 
and clarify the goal. But it is the members in the daily 
life of the world who alone can effect the needed changes. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 9 

It is the responsibility of the Institution to guide the in- 
dividual into good, clean, sane, sound thinking according to 
knowledge and Masonic fundamentals. It is his duty to 
regulate his daily conduct by his convictions, and as far 
as these allow, to co-operate with his fellows in the pursuit 
of a common goal. 

Each Masonic district reported fully through the D.D. 
G.M. one of whom had organized his district in a practical 
way to help find employment for brethren in difficulty. The 
same officer reports a set of questions used at a district 
meeting at Olds, Alberta, and we believe they will be of 
interest to all Masters and Wardens. Here they are: 

Are you familiar with the rules of order for the conduct 
of meetings? How often should they be read in lodge? 

What portion of the Proceedings of Grand Lodge should 
be read in lodge ? 

Can the Master of a lodge suspend a brother for cause 
without trial ? 

Can a Master of a lodge act as counsel for the defence 
of an accused brother ? 

Can a Master hold up an application for membership 
for any stated period ? 

Can the Master hold back a Grand Lodge certificate 
until a newly raised brother has passed a satisfactory 
examination in the third degree ? 

What particular by-law must be read in open lodge and 
when ? 

In case of a rejected ballot, would you permit explana- 
tion, comment or discussion? 

At election of officers is it permissable to receive written 
nominations, as is the custom in Grand Lodge? 

What action requires notice of motion? 

Would the acceptance of a promissory note entitle the 
member to an up-to-date receipt ? 

Who rules the lodge during your absence? 

How many are necessary to transact business in a 
lodge ? 

Can the degrees be conferred with less than a quorum? 

Can the degrees be conferred by a lodge other than that 
in which candidate was accepted? 

Who is responsible to Grand Lodge for the condition of 
the books of a lodge ? 

In what instance may a brother disclose how he bal- 
loted ? 

In writing a document by Master or Secretary, what is 
necessarv to make it official? 



10 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

There were 204 candidates raised during the year. 

Total membership is 11,058, a net loss of 309. 

The Treasurer reported income from lodges amounting 
to $16,638. No interest has been paid on Provincial govern- 
ment bonds. Accrued interest amounts to $5,645.55. The 
Board of Benevolence spent over $11,000 on relief. The 
Grand Master-Elect is M.W. Bro. Archibald West; Grand 
Secretary, M.W. Bro. J. H. W. S. Kemmis; M.W. Bro. J. A. 
Jackson represents the Grand Lodge of Canada while R. W. 
Bro. T. A. Carson represents Alberta in Grand Lodge of 
Canada, an upstanding brother. 

R. C. B. 

ARIZONA 

James Raymond Malott, Grand Master. 
Harry Arizona Drachman, Grand Secretary. 
The Fiftv-fifth Communication was held at Globe, March 
10, 1937. 

Thirteen P.G.M.s were honoured in the Grand East. 

Canada's Grand Representative, Louis G. Moyers, duly 
answered roll call. 

Distinguished visitors were welcomed and honoured 
from Wyoming and California. 

From the eloquent address of the Grand Master: 

1 want to welcome you . . . — not a mere formal welcome 
as Grand Master — but a personal welcome as a resident of 
Globe, who is proud to see this fine assemblage in his home 
city, and in the lodge room where he was privileged to serve 
in this same seat in the East. 

With the resumption of mining activity in the state, 
our lodges have reflected the general improvement in econ- 
omic conditions. 

To the Grand Lodge of Scotland's Bi-centenary cele- 
brations, it became necessary to forward our regrets and 
our good wishes, which we did, on a copper sheet to serve 
as a small memento of the occasion. 

Several states publish a periodical, while others sub- 
sidize and authorize the publication. 

Our archaeologists tell us that all great civilizations of 
the past have crumbled because the development of produc- 
tion and of science has progressed at a greater pace than 
the social sciences. Masonry has always been, and now is 
interested in the development of the moral and social 
sciences . . . passed through its Dark Ages and captivity 
when, as we read in the Book of Judges, 'every man did 
that which was right in his own eyes.' 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 11 

You, as leaders of your lodges, are teachers in a great 
school. Possibly your greatest responsibility is not to teach 
the officers and your candidates the words, but to teach 
them the true meaning and background of that ritual. 

Our method may be slow, yet it is essential since moral 
development has accounted for all true progress in the 
world. 

The thought has been beautifully expressed by Toyohito 
Kagawa in his poem entitled 'Discovery',' where, after 
speaking of the discovery of a THOUGHT, he says: 

"and the thought was this; 
That a secret plan 
Is hid in my hand, 
That my hand is big, 
Big, 

Because of this plan. 
That God 

Who dwells in my hand, 
Knows this secret plan 
Of the things He will do for the world, 
Using my hand." 

Membership 5,635. Net loss 66. 

Bro. Lloyd C. Heming, Chairman of Correspondence 
reports: 

It has been my sincere desire to do more and to put 
Arizona on a par with other jurisdictions that have com- 
plete and well-written reviews by experts of the round 
table. Lack of time is my only apology. 

Excerpts from The Short Talk Bulletin of the Masonic 
Service Association: 

"A good Correspondent must know Freemasonry well; 
its background, history laws, symbolism, ritual, practice, 
ancient usages and customs. He must possess a sane and 
balanced judgment and a power of condensation which will 
reduce the essentials of a thick volume to as many sentences 
as it has pages. He must be interesting, entertaining and 
write with humor and toleration; a spirit of charity and 
friendliness marking him off from the majority of his fel- 
lows. 

To Correspondent and Historian, the Craft owes more 
than it can ever pay. Perhaps the great honor of their 
selection to fill these important, if little known, positions 
is some compensation for the labors they so willingly and 
lovingly perform." 

The Grand Orator's address was on "Our Responsibility." 

True it (the Statue of Liberty) was called in some 
quarters an image of idolatry or paganism, but it has rep- 



12 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

resented and continues to represent a freedom to believe 
and worship according to the dictates of one's own con- 
science, a freedom for education, a freedom to live one's 
own life as long as that living does not encroach upon the 
lives and liberties of his neighbors. Liberty is still not 
license, and the freedom of speech, the freedom of educa- 
tion, the freedom of the press, the freedom of religion are 
all within certain bounds. 

That freedom and liberty carries with it a responsibility. 
In certain other lands, the responsibility of the king or ruler 
as the embodiment of law and order, the protector and de- 
fender of human rights, gave rise to the 'God Save the 
King' with which we are familiar. 

Self-government of peoples can only be successful from 
a high-principled conception and practise of the government 
of self. And only that citizen in a democracy has a right 
to rule to the extent that he is fit to govern. 

When you think of a man, you seldom think 

Of the knowledge he has of books; 
You seldom think of the clothes he wears, 

His habits, or faults, or looks; 
You seldom think of the car he drives, 

Nor the bonds his gold has bought. 
When you think of a man, you mostly think 

Of a kindness he has wrought. 
You judge him not by the blocks of stock, 

Nor his power of name or pen, 
You judge a man by the place he's made, 

In the hearts of his fellowmen. 
You judge him more by the fight he's made, 

By the way he's faced the strife, 
And not the amount of the bank account 

He's managed to get in life 
You think of the friend he's been to man 
Of the good that he has done, 
And you judge the sort of a man he is 

By the FRIENDS that he has won. 

The Committee on Education: 

The aim of the Lodge System of Masonic Instruction 
is to make Masons in fact as well as in name ... It will 
disabuse candidates of the idea that Masonry is an in- 
surance order ... it will make them proud of their 
membership ... It will give from four to twelve of your 
members, preferably not your officers, responsible, digni- 
fied positions in the Lodge and will increase their knowledge 
of Masonry. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 13 

The Grand Lodge established fraternal relations with 
DENMARK, NORWAY, SWEDEN, and Grand Logia Inde- 
pendents Cosmos of MEXICO. 

Barnett Ellis Marks was elected Grand Master. 

From the In Memoriam pages we quote: 

"And here, at last, is sleep, the gift of gifts, 
The tender nurse, who lifts 
The Soul grown weary of the waiting world 
And lays it, with its thoughts all furled, 
Its fears forgotten, and its passions still, 
On the deep bosom of the Eternal Will." 

The reviews are from the pen of Lloyd C. Henning (see 
above). 

Under Canada: 

Arizona's Grand Representative did not respond. 

From the Grand Master's address we gather from the 
thoughtful presentation of the problems he has had to deal 
with, his wholesome counsel to the Craft for keeping their 
Lodges safely to their ancient moorings and his high ideals 
of the mission and purpose of Freemasonry, that he takes 
his Masonry seriously — a fitting monitor to go with him 
through life, not a stepping stone to ephemeral success. 

Recognizing that the strength of Masonry lies in its 
serious import to the Craft he sets his face strongly against 
the modernistic urge to introduce innovations to make lodge 
attendance more attractive by special features and enter- 
tainment that 'savors too much of an interesting show or 
exhibition.' 

From his many gems of thought we cull: 

One of the outstanding principles of Masonry is to 
make the candidate fee! the seriousness of his choice to 
become a Mason. 

... to find out all about the unemployed Brethren and 
provide them with employment that they may be relieved 
from the heartbreak of 'no work' and being on the dole. 
This would demonstrate in no uncertain way the practical 
side and real brotherhood of Masonry and renew hope and 
courage in many a disheartened Brother. 

The reviews by Bro. Ponton were prefaced with the 
happily chosen and appropriate quotation: "I have gathered 
a posie of other men's flowers and naught but the thread 
that binds them is mine own'. 

Arizona again fares well at his hands, being presented 
in friendly spirit the things he deemed worth while io 
record. 



14 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

From Utah: 

The matter of revision of the FUNERAL ritual was 
raised. Funeral rituals seem to be quite unsatisfactory, for 
the question of revising them is like Banquo's Ghost. Every 
so often Grand Lodges are called on to entertain a motion 
'to revise the funeral ritual.' Most of these rituals need 
changing, but it does seem that experienced committees 
could find a ritual that would meet the needs of the situation. 
Perhaps the trouble may be that one brother does the work 
while the others simply approve. 

The Grand Representative of Arizona is C. E. Kelley, 
of Hamilton, with a definite purpose and spirit of his own. 

ARKANSAS 

Not received. Grand Representative, J. C. Hegler, of 
Ingersoll, a fine veteran soldier and Mason. 

BRAZIL (Bahia) 

Not received. Grand Representative, A. P. Freed, of 
Port Arthur, head, of the Grand High Priests' Association. 
See New York, 

BRITISH COLUMBIA 

Samuel McClure, Grand Master. 

W. A. DeWolf-Smith, Grand Secretary. 

The Sixty-sixth Annual was held in Vancouver, June 
17, 1937. 

Fifteen P.G.M.s were honoured in the Grand East. 

Canada was duly represented by W. C. Ditmars. 

The Grand Chaplain addressed the Grand Lodge on 
"The Freemasonry of Humanity": 

In our search for "the genuine secrets of a Master 
Mason" we are taught to look to the "Centre", because that 
is a point "from which a Master Mason cannot err". "Err 
we must until we have learned to depend upon and follow 
the guidance of that Centre whose earliest recorded dictum 
was, "Let there be Light". 

Learn first, then teach. Learn what ? Teach what ? 
That which the Volume of the Sacred Law enjoins in its 
earliest pages, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy GocF with all 
thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might," — 
"And thy neighbor as thyself." 

I close as I began — the Divine promise has been given, 
"I will set My bow in the clouds." 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 15 

From the address of the Grand Master: 

Perhaps the greatest privilege of the Office I have had 
the honor to occupy, is the opportunity presented for inti- 
mate relations with the Brethren of the various Lodge 
Districts, not only in the larger centres of population, but 
also in the more remote parts of our Grand Jurisdiction. 

In all endeavours of life, one of the greatest incentives 
to the attainment of the highest and best, is the influence 
of a good example. 

A distinguished visitor, the P.G.M. of Saskatchewan, 
was received and honoured in the Grand East. 

Membership 13,629. Net loss 228. 

There is a plate reproducing the beautiful silver bowl — 
"Presented to Most Worshipful Brother Harry H. Watson, 
Past Grand Master, by the Freemasons of British Columbia 
in recognition of his services as Grand Treasurer for the 
past thirty-five year." 

The Entered Apprentice Degree Course of Lectures 
includes: 

What is Freemasonry?; Mental preparation of the 
candidate.; Key words. 

So many gods, so many creeds, 
So many paths, that turn and wind; 
But what our old world sadly needs, 
Is just the art of being kind. 

The north east corner.; Freemasonry and citizenship. 

J. S. Henderson was elected Grand Master. 

The Grand Master of Washington was welcomed and 
honoured. 

The reviews, in good form and substance are presented 
by W. A. DeWolf-Smith. 
We quote from his introduction: 

British Columbia was indeed happy in being represented 
at the 200th Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Scotia" d, 
by the illustrious Brethren who so efficiently represent the 
two venerable Grand Lodges from wh'ch we derive cur 
origin. 

From his review of Canada: 

The Grand Master's address differs from the custoniarv 
papers of this kind, in being void of the masses of statistics 
which frequently overload them. Instead, he offered the 
Craft some valuable advice. 

Credit is freely given to the Supervision of Benevolence. 
R. B. Dargavel, and in this connection it is observed. "We 
are s*ill of the opinion that manv of our Lodges are nr^t 
fully charged with their responsibility in connection w'th 



16 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

benevolence, forgetting that such responsibility is one that 
should fall in the first instance on the constituent^ Lodge 
and that the business of this Committee is to primarily 
assist and supplement local efforts." This state of affairs 
is, we think, pretty general. 

The reviews by Bro. Ponton are as usual replete with 
information and instruction . . . Considerable space is de- 
voted to Bro. Cassady's address from which lengthy excerpts 
are made. Fraternal reference is made to several of our 
P.G.M.s who have "passed on" during the year; our Grand 
Historian is similarly complemented. We appreciated Bro. 
Ponton's complimentary reference to our review. 

From Ireland: 

He was piped into the hall by the Grand Piper of the 
Grand Lodge of Scotland and installed in the Chair with 
all the antient ceremony and ritual perfectly carried out, 
and with a precision fitting the occasion. 

The feature of piping the G.M. -elect into the hall is 
one which, for some reason has been omitted from the in- 
stallation of the G.M. of British Columbia. 

The Grand Representative of British Columbia is George 
L. Gardiner, of Toronto, whose melodious sentences are 
imbued with the true philosophy and spirit of Masonry. 

CALIFORNIA, 1938 

James T. Fraser, Grand Master. 

John Whicher, Grand Secretary. 

The Eighty-ninth Annual was held in San Francisco, 
Oct. 11, 1938. 

Twenty-one PGM's, a record number, were received in 
the Grand East. 

The GM filled, the vacant place by appointing J. J. 
Myers, Grand Bible Bearer, an office not included in our 
list. 

The distinguished visitors were H. C. Mei, Grand Master 
of China, Philippine Constitution, and Arthur Smith, P.G.M. 
of Utah. 

A telegram of greetings was received from Frank K. 
Ebbitt, the zealous Grand Representative of California. 

Devotional Services were held by the Grand Chaplain; 
we quote: 

We are living in a great universe. All about us are 
great things. Great oceans lave the shores of great conti- 
nents, where there are great monarchies, great republics 
and persons great in power, in learning, in eloquence. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 17 

But the greatest things of man, the things highest in 
the esteem of heaven are Faith, Hope, and Love, and they 
are in the domain of the soul. We read in the Holy Writ, 
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence 
of things not seen." Very few of us realize the importance 
of faith to man. 

Faith keeps the world of commerce of brotherhood, of 
family, of society; without Faith they would fall to pieces. 

Hope! What would this world be without hope? It 
seems to me that without hope we would lie down and 
perish. 

Faith, Hope and Love. Love is an attribute of the 
Godhead, and because of that fact it is greater than faith 
or hope. 

We read in the Grand Master's Message: 

The fault-findings were very few compared to the one 
hundred and twenty-eight thousand Masons in the grand 
jurisdiction of California. 

The most flagrant disregard for the principles of 
Masonry and the good name of our Institution is to be 
found in the so-called Masonic publications . . . Others hold 
themselves out to the world as Liberal Free Masons, opening 
their sewers of false doctrines to the utter disgust of every 
right thinking person, both as members of the craft and 
as true, loyal American citizens. 

. . . That the publication thereof shall be prima facie 
evidence of guilt and sufficient to subject the publisher or 
publishers to expulsion and he or they shall be expelled by 
order of the Grand Master. 

Order of Amaranth issued a political pamphlet in such 
form and using such language as would cause the uninitiated 
to believe that it emanated from the Masonic Order. 

There is no evil that we can not either face or fly from 
but the consciousness of duty disregarded. 

Of the Masonic Home he says: 

The great majority of our members little realize the 
grandeur and magnitude of the work in which we are en- 
gaged. . 

At Covina the rising sun of life's morning is ever 
present. 

We leave there with a sigh of adoration to the Almighty 
lingering on our lips for the opportunity given to all of us 
to participate in this glorious work. 

My visit to the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to attend 
the bicentenary of the establishment of Freemasonry in 
Nova Scotia and in all Canada was filled with the glories 



18 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

that come to us from mingling with brethren from all lands 
where Masonry abounds and prospers. 

We motored to the Masonic Home at Windsor, the only- 
Masonic Home in Canada. From there we journeyed to 
Grand Pre, the home of Longfellow's 'Evangeline', 

When dear old John lays down the Grand Secretary's 
mantle he will be missed more than any other man in the 
history of California Masonry. 

Under Necrology, this verse: 

Mourn not the dead 
That in the cool earth lie — 
Dust unto dust — 
The calm, sweet earth 
That mothers all who die, 
As all men must. 

But rather mourn 
The apathetic throng — 
The cowed and meek — 
Who see the world's 
Great anguish and its wrong, 
And dare not speak. 

He speaks of the "Chief Glory of California": 

Finally, my brethren, California with its thousand miles 
of sea coast, its beautiful cities by the sea, noted for their 
wealth and magnificence; its vine clad hills and orange 
groves; its fertile valleys, rivalling those of ancient Egypt 
and the Euphrates; its snow-capped mountains, down whose 
sides the torrent runs out through the canyons, carrying 
within its bosom the sediment that enriches the lands 
through which it flows; and its forest of giant trees that 
have stood the earthquake shock, as well as the storms and 
the blast of ages, all this makes California an inheritance 
of which, as citizens we may well be proud. But while we 
rejoice in its wealth and splendor, let us not forget, my 
brethren, that the chief glory of California and of the 
United States of America lies in our free institutions and 
in the Constitution of our country upon which they rest. 

Dictators may scoff at democracy, but so long as we are 
true to those principles laid down by our fathers and to 
our fathers' God, America can not fail. Deny men the right 
to worship God according to the dictates of their own con- 
science; destroy the right of free speech, and all of human 
liberty is lost. It shall not be, because we are going to 
buckle on the armour of Masonry and go forth into every 
walk of life bearing aloft the standard of our Institution 
and the banner of our country. 

Membership 127,122. Net loss 182. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 19 

This from the Report of the Grand Lecturer: 

For many years, it has been the custom of some Lodges 
to use stereopticon slides and charts in conjunction with 
the lectures of the degrees, believing that it helps the can- 
didates to more easily understand the ritualistic work as it 
is imparted to them. To my knowledge, no objection to 
their use has ever come from this Grand Lodge and naturally 
the practice continues. 

The Annual Oration was delivered by Warren E. Libby, 
o« "Our Responsibility". We quote: 

If I am led to impart to you something of inspiration, 
something that will invigorate your thought, I am only 
reflecting meagerly the inspiration that this Grand Lodge, 
and you, the members of it, have been to me year after 
year. 

Our heritage in Masonry is indeed grand. But by the 
use we make of it shall we be judged, and justified or con- 
demned. 

For real inspiration we must soar into the realm of 
mind. 

They would best reach the mental through some emblem 
or symbol, and thus it was that they adopted as their re- 
minder of deity, the Ark of the Covenant. 

What more perfect symbol could there ever be for any 
institution or body of men than such a reminder that rewards 
are the fruits of constancy, fortitude and perseverance? 

There are combustibles in every state, which a spark 
might set fire to. 

In speaking of politicians of that day, General Knox 
writes: "Virginia, I fear, has in a great degree taken its 
departure from our land." 

There are many lazy people today; but there are also 
many energetic people. The only difference is that in those 
earlier times many of the lazy ones put rifles over their 
shoulders and drifted further from civilization to the frontier 
where no law except the survival of the fittest governed, 
while today there is no frontier. 

Progress is an eternal law of God and since it is a 
fundamental principle of Masonry, we Masons must ever be 
found striving for individual liberty — the freedom of thought 
and conscience which always takes us higher and yet higher. 

Because Masonry is founded upon truth, because it 
teaches liberty, justice, equality of opportunity, it can never 
be overpowered. Truth protects its own. 

Because one man has a house, that is no reason why 
another should seek to tear it down, but rather is it a 
promise that by the practice of equal energy that another 



20 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

man may acquire a house of his own. The rule is just as 
true as between youth and age as it is between men of the 
same generation. 

Watch out that by the things we advocate we are not 
slipping back into slavery and serfdom, rather than striving 
to maintain the ideals of Masonry. 

Despotism and communism work together, for what one 
does not accomplish the other does. But they are alike the 
foes of Masonry. 

It is our problem above any other class of citizens, nor 
is it that of a succeeding generation. From the seeds we 
sow will come the harvest for our children and their children. 
Shall it be tares or wheat? 

Masonry was not originated in order that we should 
have a corner on the idea of the square. Give and keep 
on giving of your Masonry. Share your Masonry with others 
for in the simple virtues taught and reiterated by the 
symbols of Freemasonry is the key to the solution. 

But now at length I have the happiness to know that 
it is a rising and not a setting sun. 

This from the Report of the Trustees of the Masonic 
Home: 

The effect of the application of the Old Age pension 
law is beginning to markedly influence admissions to the 
Home. Our Social Workers assist those of sixty-five years 
or over to obtain pensions, from public funds, and during 
the year such aid was secured for thirty-six adults who 
otherwise would have applied for admission to the Home. 

The total funds of Grand Lodge amount to $3,812,3*6.00. 
The Superintendent of the Home reports: 

Good institutional House Parents have a deep and 
abiding devotion to the human service which it is their pri- 
vilege to render, but they take care to keep away from 
sentimental relationships with individual children. An intense 
emotional relationship between the adult and the child does 
not conduce to wise handling of the child. 

Children in an institutional group exert a very impor- 
tant development influence upon each other. They learn of 
necessity the art of "mixing" and of entering into all sorts 
of group activities. They are made to realize the weight 
of public opinion. As they grow older they learn to assume 
leadership and to carry civic responsibility. 

The Committee on the 19th Annual observance of 
Public School Week said: 

"Public Schools' week has proved highly effective as a 
public relations enterprise over a period of eighteen years. 
No other single institution or agency has contributed more 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 21 

to the understanding of public education in California and 
to the high esteem held by citizens for their schools." 
Under Necrology we read: 

"They are passing away, these dear old friends, 
Like the leaves on the current cast; 
With never a break in the rapid flow, 
We watch them as one by one they go 
Into the solemn past." 
The salaries of the Grand Secretary and Assistant 
Grand Secretary are respectively $7,200. and $3,600. 

The following distinguished visitors, Associate-Justices 
of the Supreme Court of California, were introduced by 
Chief Justice Waste, Senior Grand Warden: Justice Seawell, 
Justice Shenk, Justice Curtiss, Justice Edmonds, and Justice 
Hauser. 

Under exemption from dues, we read — "Masonry is A 
'way of life' and from the highest to the lowest, and from 
the oldest to the youngest it expects spiritual, moral and 
financial contributions." 

The following patriotic resolution was passed: 

"Whereas good citizenship and allegiance to the flag 
of our country and the principles which it symbolizes are 
among the fundamental teachings of Masonry, this Grand 
Lodge is hereby requested to set aside and devote not less 
than one meeting in each Masonic Year to Patriotic exer- 
cises, calculated to stimulate thought and endeavour on the 
part of all Nations to maintain and preserve the blessings 
of liberty which we in the country now enjoy." 

The Reviews are from the experienced pen of Jesse M. 
Whited. We quote from his foreword: 

For the fifteenth annual period in a service of seven- 
teen years as Chairman of the Committee of Correspondence, 
herewith is presented its Report. 

We still find opinion or action divided on the same lines 
as in our National life of today, to wit, "Conservative" or 
"Progressive". Whichever course followed is taken or sug- 
gested for what appears to be the best interests of the 
Fraternity, viewed in the light of existing national or local 
conditions. 

Under the "First Stone of the Building" we read: — "A 
number of G.M.'s report officiating at the laying of Corner 
Stones . . . The propriety of this might be questioned. As 
one Reviewer remarked, it smacks of perpetual advertising 
for Masonry." 

This under "Telling Them Where to Head In": 

If I were inclined to interfere in the affairs of the 
Church, as the Catholic bishops are attempting to do with 



22 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

the affairs of State, I would tell the Archbishop and the 
Bishops of the ecclesiastical province of Cebu that the lack 
of Sunday Schools and catequists to teach the Catholic 
religion is mainly responsible for the deplorable ignorance 
of their own religion that is found amongst the Catholic 
youth. Everybody knows that there are many towns in 
the Philippines where parochial schools do not exist and 
where there is not even one single Catholic priest. It seems 
that the high authorities of the Catholic Church would 
blame the government for the negligence or inability of the 
ecclesiastical authorities to perform their duty to teach the 
doctrines of their faith. The words of our Lord Jesus 
Christ cited in the pastoral letter 'Teach ye all nations . . . 
teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have com- 
manded you' are not addressed to Kings or Presidents but 
to the Apostles and their successors — the bishops. 

A very unfair campaign has been launched against the 
government, making it appear that we are not complying 
with the provisions of the Constitution regarding optional 
teaching of religious instruction. 

Tn bringing this Introduction to a close, we quote from 
an original piece by the Chairman of Correspondence of 
Wyoming.. He has served in that capacity for a number 
of years, and, like him, we hope that this effort will show 
we still retain our "pep". 

"I am just a little older than I was a year ago, 
Older only in the number of the years I have to show. 
There may be added wrinkles and a few more aches and 

pains; 
There may be dimmer vision and a slowing up of brains; 
There may be tougher chewing on old vacated gums, 
A little more of rhuematiz, with fingers much like thumbs; 
There may be more lumbago to make me growl and swear, 
A little more of baldness, a little less of hair. 
But these are minor matters and if you will watch my step 
You'll find I still am functioning and haven't lost my pep." 
This under "Unfamiliar faces": 

The lack of attendance still continues to be a problem. 
Masonry today must compete with the moving picture, the 
automobile, th? radio and many other forms of amusement 
and profit to the individual. 

From "Remove not the Landmarks thy fathers have 
set up" we read: 

A number of years ago a noted California ex-Secretary 
of the Interior, Franklin K. Lane, spoke in words which 
have become a classic regarding the Flag. In a parallel 
column it is worth while to embody the words of Lucia 
Ramsey Maxwell regarding the Constitution of the United 
States. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 23 

I am the CONSTITUTION of the United States of 
America, your title deed to freedom. I am the Magna 
Charta of rights of the Republic, the rights of States, and 
the inalienable rights of the People. I was ordained and 
established by the people, for the purpose of securing for 
you and your posterity the blessings of unity, justice, tran- 
quility, the common defense, the general welfare, and the 
perpetuity of liberty. 

I am government of law, a superior paramount law, 
changeable only by those by whom I was founded and 
enacted — the people. 

I bestow legislative powers upon the Congress of the 
United States; I definitely outline and define its duties and 
limitations. 

I vest with executive powers the President of the 
United States. These powers are not only designed, but 
positively prescribed. He derives his authority and his 
power from me. 

I confer judicial powers upon the one Supreme Court 
to safeguard your life and liberties. The powers are clearly 
defined and limited, and that those limits might not be for- 
gotten or mistaken, I was written. The Supreme Court is 
my spokesman and interpreter. 

I guarantee a Republican form of government to every 
State in the Union, a government of the people, by the 
people, and for the people — a democracy in a republic. I 
guard and protect your homes, and guarantee security from 
unwarrantable search and seizure. I wisely give the control 
of children to their parents, and deprive the Federal Govern- 
ment of any control over them. 

I guarantee freedom" of speech and freedom of the press. 
I protect the rights of minorities as v. T ell as the rights of 
majorities. I give the people the right to assemble peace- 
ably, and to petition for redress of grievances. 

I guarantee religious freedom, the right to worship God 
according to the dictates of your own conscience. My 
principles of civil and religious liberty are like the ten 
commandments, perpetual and eternal, applicable to every 
age and every station. 

I am your birthright, your heritage, bought and paid 
for in blood and sacrifice. I am your title deed to freedom, 
which is yours to hold in trust for posterity. If you fail 
to keep that trust inviolate, if I am nullified, destroyed, or 
impaired, you and your children will cease to be free 
Americans, and will become slaves to dictators and despots. 

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. 

Some GOOD STORIES under "That reminds me": 



24 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

In some Grand Lodge Proceedings the monotony is 
broken by finding here and there a spark of humor, or per- 
haps a poetic gem. Some are well worth passing along, 
so for that reason we embody a few that are not perhaps 
of too ancient vintage. 

It seems there was a discussion between St. Peter and 
St. Nick because their two crowds were intermingling, and 
they decided to put a fence between their domains, and St. 
Nick says, "You have all the carpenters so you build the 
fence and I will pay my half of it." They built the fence 
and after it was completed St. Nick met St. Peter and St. 
Peter said: "I am ready for my half of the money," and he 
said, "I have decided not to pay anything." St. Peter said, 
"If you don't I'll sue you." He said, "Just see how far you 
will get; I have got all the attorneys." 

There is the story of the two oysters who found them- 
selves together one time, and one oyster said to the other: 
"I don't know where we are." And the second oyster said, 
"We are at a church supper," and the first oyster said: 
"What do they need two of us for anyway?" 

I am reminded of a story that comes from the jurisdic- 
tion of John Anderson, of a senator who had a colored boy 
working on his plantation. He was in love with one of the 
colored girls that he called "Maria". The senator was going 
to the county seat, so his boy Mose said, "Would you mind 
gittin' me a marriage license when you go up there today?" 
"No, I will be very glad to do so." So he brought back 
the license for Mose and the yellow girl, Maria, without 
knowing that Mose had changed his affections. When he 
brought back the license, Mose told him that he wanted 
the license changed to another name. "That's all right, 
Mose," said the senator, "I am going back next week, and 
will have another license made out for you; it will only cost 
you a quarter extra." "Nemmine, Boss," said Mose, "jes 
let it go de way 'tis; there ain't twenty-five cents difference 
between them niggers, nohow." 

One day a practical man asked an author to define "The 
New Freedom" in a few plain words. This was his defini- 
tion: "The New Freedom is the incoherent right of every 
man to do as he damn pleases." 

I will excerpt for you the presentation speech of the 
Grand Master Mason, Sir Iain Colquhoun, as he presented 
the PGM's Jewel to the retiring Grand Master Mason: 

Right Worshipful Immediate Past Grand Master, this 
appears to be the correct time to make this presentation. 
This is the Jewel of your late office and it is presented with 
the best wishes of every brother here and I believe of every 
Freemason in Scotland. We have not always seen eye to 
eye — it would be very dull if we did — but there is no one 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 25 

here who will deny the zeal and energy and the good work 
you have done for Grand Lodge during your two years in 
office. Brethren, our best wishes go to the Immediate Past 
Grand Master. Long may he be spared to wear this jewel." 

Note the brevity. Somehow it reminds us of the story of 
an American schoolboy who was given the task of writing an 
essay on the life of Washington. After every point made on 
the life of the distinguished man, the lad would add this 
phrase, "we should all do likewise," but in one statement it 
had a rather humorous result. He stated, "Washington 
married a widow, 'we should all do likewise.' " As we see 
the length of some of the speeches in the Proceedings of our 
American Jurisdictions, the temptation is strong to point to 
Sir Iain Colquhoun's speech, and tack the same phrase to it. 

"When we view the size of the Proceedings of New 
York as compared to our small jurisdiction, we are tempted 
to tell you of the old story of the Dominick rooster and his 
small flock that lived in a small yard next to an Ostrich 
Farm. Strolling along the fence one day the Dominick spied 
an Ostrich egg. After contemplating its size, he called his 
flock to him and pointing to the egg he said: "Girls, I do 
not wish to appear as making any sarcastic remarks, but 
you can see what the neighbours are doing." 

The usual preliminaries of welcome and response were 
given by eminent fraters and during the passing of good 
wishes from Grand Representatives, the representative from 
Vermont said, "He's alone, Maine wasn't with him." 
(Laughter). Which reminds us of the classical story in the 
Roman Forum. Cato, passing with many Roman Senators 
whose statues were in place, was asked, "where is Cato's?" 
That great law-giver replied, "that is my distinction, for 
everyone asks, "where is Cato's statue?" 

CANAL ZONE 

See Massachusetts and Panama. 
CHINA 

See Massachusetts, the Philippine Islands, and Texas. 

COLORADO, 1937 

William R. Arthur, Grand Master. 

Charles A. Patton, Grand Secretary. 

The Seventy-seventh Annual was held at Denver, Sept. 
21, 1937. 



26 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Eighteen P.G.M.s, a goodly number, were welcomed by 
the Grand Master, escorted to the East, and given the Grand 
Honors. 

Distinguished Brethren were presented from Wyoming, 
Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado. 

Canada's Grand Representative, Stanley C. Warner, was 
duly present. 

The Grand Master's address contains the following: 

That I have met so many of you in your own lodges 
and have received from you so much assistance and en- 
couragement makes our meeting today doubly pleasant. 

This year the Grand Lodge has laid seven cornerstones. 

At Boulder, cornerstone of High School. 

At Loveland, cornerstone of Post Office Building. 

The Grand Lecturer concludes his report thus: 

There were short exercises at the memorial erected by 
our Grand Lodge, marking the spot where the first Masonic 
building was erected in Colorado, this having been done in 
1859, during the first year of the mining rush to that 
locality. Standing in the bottom of Gregory Gulch, or on 
the heights of Kokomo we are reminded, not only that "our 
ancient Brethren met on the highest hills and in the lowest 
valleys," but that we of the present time still hold to their 
ideals, and are keeping aflame the fire on the hearth of 
hospitality and the altar of ceremony. 

"The Romance of First Settlers" was the subject of an 
address by the Grand Orator, we quote: 

But when the Lord had placed them there and they 
progressed and then passed out of the Garden, a great 
world was now given to them. We know not where they 
immediately journeyed, where they stayed or where they 
rested, but we know that the sons of man are now all over 
the world. 

Let us be pioneers in the conception of our time, and 
carry on to the extent of the new frontiers. 

We read stories of men exalted by their fellows, and 
we see the great stones erected to their memory, but only 
living men can serve and only living men can sacrifice. 

Harry L. Baum was elected Grand Master. 

The Library: 

The Grand Lodge Library is one of great value to the 
Craft if they will but use it, it having about 1,000 volumes 
of Masonic and other literature, as well as about 9,000 
volumes of Proceedings. 

The Committee on Obituaries report: 

That we are spared implies that we still have work to 
do. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 27 

Membership 30,074. Net loss 370. 

That veteran Reviewer, Stanley C. Warner, submits his 
twentieth review. We excerpt from his introduction: 

Anyone, officer or member, who may be preparing to 
address his Lodge will find at least good ideas upon which 
to base a speech. 

Impressing upon our membership the fact that tem- 
perance in all things is one of the distinguishing character- 
istics of a good Freemason. 

The Chinese Masonic question seems to have bean 
settled to the satisfaction of all parties in interest and must, 
therefore, be to ours. None of the Grand Lodges with 
Lodges in China have as yet mentioned the settlement in 
their proceedings, and we are unable to give you any of 
the terms of the agreement. 

We have not yet received the report for New York, 
where last year they initiated 4,155 or about 10% of the 
total for the United States. The reports received nearly 
all show an increase in the number initiated, small in some 
cases, but mostly substantial. 

This from his review of Canada: 

The unusual excellence of the Grand Master's address 
makes us wish that we could quote it without cutting. We 
will cull as best we can. 

I trust this reference in my Address will be sufficient 
to cause these officers to cease making improper and of- 
fensive use of the lodge notices. They lack good taste, 
dignity and a proper appreciation of "what is the aim and 
purposes of Freemasonry. 

When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let 
it not be for the present delight nor for present use alone. 
Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for, 
and let us think as we lay stone on stone, that a time is 
to come when these stones will be held sacred. 

Total expended from Grand Lodge Funds $113,282.24 

Estimated grants made by Lodges as shown 

by the reports of the D.D.G.M.'s 130,000.00 

Total expended for Benevolent purposes by 

Ontario - $243,282.24 

The Philippine Islands: 

The Party were guests at a Tiffin given by the District 
Grand Master, at which the following among others attend- 
ed: William Nation, D.G.M., English Constitution; F. H. 
Penfoid, D.G.M., Scottish Constitution; V. F. Bradneld, D. 
G.M., Massachusetts Constitution; Nelson E. Lurton, D.D. 
G.M., Massachusetts Constitution and Deputy of the Scot- 



28 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

tish Rite Supreme Council at Shanghai; and P. M. Streit, 
D. G. Inspector, Irish Constitution. 

In the evening of the same day, the District Grand 
Lodge for China was constituted and its District Grand 
Officers installed. 

And from Texas this: 

The Grand Master called attention to the fact that 
numbers of persons who have been suspended in Blue Lodge 
are maintaining their membership in the so-called "higher 
Degree" organizations. 

Are we laso offenders in Ontario, in this respect? 

The Grand Representative of Colorado is Andrew H. 
Dalziel, of Windsor, a good Scot and a good Scout. 

CONNECTICUT, 1938 

Anders Jacobson, Grand Master. 

Winthrop Buck, Grand Secretary. 
An Emergent Communication was held for the purpose 
of attending the funeral of Brother Leonard Jones. The 
Church was entirely filled by the Brethren, members of the 
Bench and Bar and friends. 

The One Hundred Fiftieth Annual was held at Hartford, 
Feb. 2, 1938. 

Fourteen P.G.M.s graced and honored the Grand East. 

Prayer was offered by the Grand Chaplain, after which 
the Brethren joined in singing "Faith of Our Fathers." 

Distinguished guests were received from D. of C, Ver- 
mont, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts 
and Connecticut. 

The Grand Representative of Canada, Anson F. Keeler, 
duly answered roll call. 

The address of the Grand Master is redolent with that 
Puritanical spirit of old New England. We quote: 

I think we are coming to realize more and more that 
after all the only real joy in life is found in service to 
our Brothers and to all mankind. Surely Masonry has a 
duty to perform in the fields of service which may well- 
challenge the energies and abilities of us all. 

Our beloved Fraternity will thus become a tremendous 
force for good in this world, a force for right living and 
right thinking. 

Under Necrology: 

All of them were good men and true. Each will receive 
his reward, whether he labored from the first or eleventh 
hour. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 29 

He records the death of the Grand Master of Czecho- 
slovakia, and our own Grand Secretary, W. M. Logan. 

I have endeavored to impress upon the Craft the 
thought that what is most needed today is a stronger faith 
in our honoured Fraternity thereby perpetuating "The Faith 
of our Fathers" and fitting ourselves for our Master's 
wages. 

George R. Sturges is Chairman of the Executive of 
the Masonic Service Association. The annual report by 
Brother Carl Claudy was an inspiring document showing a 
large amount of constructive work accomplished, an Associ- 
ation without a penny of indebtedness, living strictly within 
its income and spending wisely for the benefit of Masonry 
in the U.S. ... I am convinced that it fills a real need of 
the Craft of Connecticut as well as the U.S. 

Of the dedication ceremonies of the International East- 
ern Star Temple he says: 

These ceremonies were both religious and symbolic and 
were very beautiful and well rendered. The TEMPLE is truly 
a shrine of beauty and a monument representing high ideals 
and purposes. Future generations will realize, more than 
we, the true significance and value of this International 
meeting place. This was one of the Capital's most palatial 
mansions. It was bought with contributions from Chapters 
all over the world. It was designed by Sanson, a famous 
French architect, for the private home of Mr. Belmont, 
from whom it was purchased about two years ago at an 
unpublished cost. 

At the meeting in Commemoration of the Constitution 
of the United States, Senator Borah, from Idaho, gave the 
principal address. 

It would seem that all Masons will agree, that the 
story of the writing of the Constitution, its submission and 
its adoption, and finally, the launching of a free Nation, 
needs to be reread and retold again and again. 

I want to express my deepest appreciation for the great 
honor and privilege of representing "Good Old Connecticut" 
on this most historic occasion. 

Of the Masonic Home he says: 

I am convinced that its affairs are being faithfully, 
carefully and capably directed by conscientious men and 
Masons, who are giving freely of their time and talents 
that this institution may be efficiently managed and meet 
every legitimate demand made upon it. 

I must speak a special word in praise of Brother West 
who has driven me something like ten thousand miles, 
always bringing me home safely. 



30 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

While changed conditions and a new philosophy of l-ife 
is facing us, there is even a greater need of taking our 
Masonry more seriously and to make a more practical ap- 
plication of its high principles in our everyday life. Only 
as we cherish and practice these principles can we hope to 
perpetuate the Faith of our Fathers. 

The spirit of co-operation of all has been the same. 
My gratitude is without bounds. May it be understood as 
I feel it. 

The Grand Secretary submitted his ninth report: 

We have decided to have printed an application for 
degrees with questionnaire attached. 

Only one disciplinary notice had to be sent out this 
year. There have been no cases referred to the Commis- 
sioners for Trial. 

Membership 36,212. Net loss 908 

Endowment Fund of the Masonic Home: 

Social Security has been made possible by the Founda- 
tion. 

Marcus Aurelius once said: "Many the lump of frank- 
incense on the same altar; one falls there early and another 
late, but it make no difference." So with the Endowment 
Fund . . . one's share of the fund will be used to meet 
emergencies and to provide social security where needed 
as time goes on . . . There follow three pages of forms 
suggested for use in making- gifts to the Foundation. 

From the tribute to Brother Nickerson: 

Chief Justice Maltbie, speaking in behalf of the Bar 
of the State said: "Aside from his professional attainments 
he was always concerned with and active in public affairs, 
and his participation in them was characterized by the same 
qualities. He was one the the last of the . old school of 
country attorneys, who, by the forcefulness of their 
characters, strongly influenced not only the administration 
of the law but public affairs, in the state at large as well 
as in their own neighboring communities. A wise man will 
hear and will increase learning, and a man of understanding 
shall attai'n unto wise counsel." 

The Committee on Correspondence report: 

The Grand Lodge Lessing Zu Den Drei Ringen is not 
political and takes no part in politics. In fact, according 
to its constitution, politics and political activities are strictly 
excluded. The Grand Lodge is not engaged in political, 
atheistic, or revolutionary propaganda. 

The Grand Lodge Grossloge von Wien of Austria is 
composed of the intellectual and high class element of the 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 31 

Austrian people, and is doing a great Masonic work under 
difficulties. 

Your Committee met representatives of both of these 
organizations while in Edinburgh in 1936. We are satisfied 
as to the regularity of these two Grand Lodges and recom- 
mend that recognition be extended to them and representa- 
tives exchanged. 

Alas, they do not now exist. 

The Committee on Education quote Brother Allen: 

That failure to take advantage of the interest of the 
Brother when entering the fraternity merely invites another 
cycle of what we have gone through these past years — up 
hill, then clown again — receive them in droves and iTrop 
them in shoals. 

Morris B. Payne was elected Grand Master. We quote 
from his biography: 

As architect, engineer, and soldier, Brother Payne 
brings to the high office of Grand Master a wide acquaint- 
ance and popularity in military and professional circles'. 

The Fraternal Correspondence is from the pen of 
Winthrop Buck. We quote from his Foreword: 

In offering this our second attempt at a Review, the 
writer's first wish is to acknowledge the kind words of 
praise accorded by several reviewers to the memory of 
P.G.M. George A. Kies. 

Six of the Jurisdictions appear to have had a net gain. 

The subjects of Lotteries and Liquor do not appear to 
have required as much attention. Life membership, however, 
comes in for considerable attention and disapproval. 

In Europe there is nothing to report concerning Italy 
or Germany. Advice is given that favoring either party 
in Spain should be avoided however deplorable the situation. 
We understand that the referendum vote has been taken 
in Switzerland and has resulted in Masonry's favor. 

Under Alberta we read: 

The rule requiring one year's service as a Warden is 
very important because it protects the lodge to some extent 
from having an inexperienced unskilled Master. The office 
of Master is not by any means a sinecure. Experience has 
shown that a lodge progresses exactly in proportion to the 
kind of Master it has worked under. 

There is no mvstery about the popularity and success 
of a lodge, providing it at all times practises the true 
principles of Masonic fellowship. It is all a matter of the 
leadership of the Master. 



32 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

A bit of history from Askansas: 

The Albert Pike Museum was dedicated. In one room 
Albert Pike taught his first school after coming to Arkansas 
in 1832. 

From British Columbia we take: 

Perhaps some of our Connecticut readers will agree 
with Brother Smith in what he says regarding North 
Dakota — "The Brethren of North Dakota have been bitten 
with the 'Night' bug. There is a 'Grand Lodge Night'; a 
'Forward Together Brethren Night'; a 'Reconsecrauon 
Night'; a 'Sit in Lodge Night' and goodness knows how 
many more." 

Canada is fully reviewed: 

Because of personal acquaintance the writer has a dis- 
tinct sense of loss in the passing of Grand Secretary W. M. 
Logan. We quote the G.M.: 'Being a good conversationalist, 
deferential as a listener, courteous in discussions, and pos- 
sessed of a quiet yet infections humour, he made a model 
companion." 

G. M. Anderson wishes the office of Grand Registrar 
to carry with it some work and responsibility. Let them 
look at some of the Australian Grand Lodges. 

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 Lodge 
Room being employed by discussions and talks on Masonic 
Symbolism, our Ancient Landmarks, our interesting history 
and renowned Masonic personages with an early adjourn- 
ment to the Banquet Hall, so that the brethren might return 
to their homes early. 

The 'Musical ritual' is unknown to us. Every bit of 
the report of the Board on the Condition of Masonry is 
good and worth quoting. 

Bro. Ponton maintains his usual high standard in his 
Reviews, quotations numerous and thought-provoking but 
with a minimum of comment characterize his product. Re- 
garding the late Brother Kies he has this to say: "In this 
work he established a reputation for the clarity of his knowl- 
edge of Masonic law, for independence of thought as well 
as fearlessness in the expression of opinion. His reviews 
were greatly enjoyed because of their originality of ex- 
pression." 

From CUBA: 

From a pamphlet entitled 'Mundo Masonico' we learn 
of a wondefful hospital for the tubercular, entitled 'Pavilion 
of Hope' and supported by the Fraternity in Cuba. Facts 
and illustrations are also given regarding a school directed 
by the Lodge Unification. 



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Under D. of C. full credit is given to the Grand Lodge 
of Scotland in bringing together leaders from all over the 
world. The keynote of all the conversations and exchange 
of ideas was that no greater effective agency exists than 
that of Freemasonry to bring all the peoples of the earth 
into a community of thought and purpose which will bring 
universal peace and mutual helpfulness. Here was a con- 
crete demonstration that Masonry is continuing to fulfill 
its real mission in the world, that of a universal Brother- 
hood. Let us hope that such gatherings may be constantly 
repeated. 

OT the G. L. of Ireland he says: 

We estimate that this G. L. has something over one 
thousand lodges spread over nearly the entire world. 

This from New York: 

New York is peculiar in having a Committee on Law 
Enforcement. This year they have caused objectionable 
advertisements reflecting on Masonry to be discontinued 
and have preferred charges against Brothers convicted of 
felony where the Master failed so to do. 

Under North Dakota he quotes Brother Stockwell: 

Freemasonry represents certain principles which are 
more important today than ever. In a world of unrest and 
constant change it is essential that there remain some 
things that are stable and unchanging. These days there- 
fore constitute Freemasonry's greatest opportunity. We 
must not fail to accept both the opportunity and the re- 
sponsibility. 

From Nova Scotia: 

A dispensation with a salty flavor was granted, to 
install officers at a special time "owing to a large number 
of the members leaving for the fishing grounds." 

He notes under Scotland: 

That the charter of a lodge in Rangoon was destroyed 
by insects. 

Suspensions sine die we suspect is our indefinite sus- 
pension. 

The three British G.L.s were in agreement that the 
SUDAN is not open territory and that the formation of a 
Greek Lodge at Khartoum cannot be approved. 

From the review of Western Australia: 

Again Co-Masonry is referred to as a menace. He 
clearly disapproves of the Order of the Eastern Star and 
the Order of the Star of the East, although they are not 
as bad as Co-Masonry. What is meant by Star of the East 
is beyond us. 



34 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

He says of Wisconsin: 

A feature, strange to us, was to have the Master of 
Madison Lodge under special dispensation, open the Grand 
Lodge and then welcome the Grand Lodge officers. Another 
feature was the attention shown to three Brothers who 
were 89, 91, and 94 years of age. One lodge, not to be 
outdone, reported an absent member 100 years of age. 

Little of interest over the entire globe has escaped 
Brother Buck. 

The Grand Representative of Connecticut is W. Fred 
Reynolds of Brockville, an old established family name of 
which he will be a worthy exponent. 

COSTA RICA 

Not received. Grand Representative, F. Davey Diamond, 
of Belleville, second in command of the Supreme Grand 
Priory of Knights Templar, and a good neighbor of this 
reviewer. 

CUBA 

Not received. Grand Representative, A. Macomb, of 
Toronto, an expert in the art preservative. 

CZECHOSLOVAKIA 

Supressed. Grand Representative of Lessing, H. 
J. Townley, of Fenelon Falls, resigned. The Grand Rep- 
resentative of National, Walter H. Gregory, of Stratford, 
resigned. See review of Oregon. 

DELAWARE, 1938 

George T. Macklin, Grand Master. 

John F. Robinson, Grand Secretary. 

The M.W. The Grand Lodge of Delaware held its 133rd 
Annual Communication in the City of Wilmington on the 
5th of October, 1938, under the chairmanship of the M.W. 
Bro. Geo. T. Macklin. There were 29 Past Grand Officers 
present, 115 Past Masters, 35 representatives of lodges, to- 
gether with Master Masons making a total of 192. There 
are 22 constituent lodges in the Grand Jurisdiction having 
a total membership of 5,349. There were distinguished 
visitors from four Grand Lodges. Canada was represented 
by W. Bro. F. W. Ireland. The representative of the Grand 
Lodge of Delaware in the Grand Lodge of Canada is the 
Rev. R. C. Blagrave, D.D., Past Grand Chaplain, Rector of 
St. Thomas Church, Hamilton. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 35 

It is a great advantage for a Grand Master when the 
■umber of lodges are limited so as to make it possible 
for him to visit each one during his term of office. M.W. 
Bro. Macklin was able to accomplish this and was on each 
visitation accompanied by a congenial company of Grand 
officers. • 

From the Grand Masters address we are constrained to 
insert here a relatively long quotation, but it is of great 
value for its international interest. 

On July 11, 1938, I attended the Bi-centennial of the 
Founding of the First Masonic Lodge in the Dominion of 
Canada at Halifax, Nova Scotia. This celebration was at- 
tended by representatives from twenty-two Grand Juris- 
dictions of the United States, delegations from the United 
Grand Lodge of England, the Grand Lodge of Ireland, the 
Grand Lodge of Scotland, and the nine Grand Lodges of 
Canada. It was of great significance to the United States 
of America because the charter for the first Lodge in what 
is nov. r the Dominion of Canada was granted by Henry Price 
of Boston, Provincial Grand Master of North America. 
During the course of my trip, I visited the Grand Lodge of 
Nova Scotia, the Grand Lodge of New Brunswick, and the 
Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island. 

It was my privilege to be escorted from Halifax to 
Digby, Nova Scotia, by way of the Evangeline country, 
stopping at the points of interest enroute, with lunch served 
to us at the Lord Cornwallis Inn, at Kentville. At 4.00 
p.m. that day, we witnessed the unveiling of a bronze tablet 
at Annapolis Royal, the site of the first Masonic Lodge in 
Canada. Following the celebration which took place in 
Digby, we crossed the Bay of Fundy to St. John, New 
Brunswick. Here we were received by the Brethren of 
New Brunswick and spent twenty-four hours in this de- 
lightful city. A banquet at the Admiral Beatty Hotel was 
well attended, not only by the visiting delegations, but by 
the members of that jurisdiction. The following day I reach- 
ed Prince Edward Island "The Garden of the Gulf," after 
an over-night trip by train. In all of my travels in the 
Maritime Provinces, I found Prince Edward Island more 
nearly identical *o Delaware than any of the other places. 
It is not only an agricultural province where the people 
in normal years enjoy great prosperity from their products, 
but it is peopled by some of the grandest people in the 
world. They had a deeply ingrained spirit of hospitality 
which made me feel at home immediately. While it is the 
smallest of the dominion provinces, it has the distinction 
of being the province wherein the first plans were laid, and 
the first convention held, which led to the formation of the 
Dominion of Canada. Like Delaware, in the United States, 
Prince Edward Island is proud of its record which led to 



36 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

the formation of the Dominion. In Charlottetown, the 
capital of the province, we were welcomed by a special 
communication of the Grand Lodge of Prince Edward Island. 
Here I had the honour to speak on the topic, "The United 
States of America." The similarity of size, occupation, and 
historical background between Delaware and Prince Edward 
Island, furnished the theme for my address. 

It would take too long to recount the impressions and 
opinions formed in my visit to our sister Commonwealth on 
the North. I was, however, particularly impressed by two 
outstanding facts. First, that the people of Canada have 
a feeling of personal friendship, individually and nationally, 
for the United States. Second, the universality of Masonry 
as practiced by English speaking peoples. Here I contacted 
men speaking a common tongue, believing in identical types 
of government, and a common belief in God. It was my 
pleasure to share a feeling of oneness with Brother Masons 
whether from the distant shores of Great Britain or the 
peaceful, prosperous stretches of British Columbia. There 
was no strangeness. Here was a feeling of brotherhood. 
To the everlasting credit of two great nations, they are 
divided by a boundary line three thousand miles long upon 
which no fortification has ever been erected. People of 
two great nations bound together by the sameness of ideals 
and purposes. From it all, I gathered the impression, come 
what may from the storms of the war which may descend 
upon the world, the people of the United States and Canada 
will stand together and undivided, on the principles of 
democracy. 

The Grand Masters Association which met during the 
year had a registration from 43 Grand Lodges in the United 
States and 1 from Canada. 

The Grand Master points out that the Geo. Washington 
Memorial is so long in process of construction that another 
generation is coming on which knows nothing about it and 
so to revive interest in the project it is suggested that a 
coin issued by the Association should be presented to every 
Mason in this Jurisdiction. In many cases brethren are 
paying for these coins and so are helping the cause that 
way. 

Attention is called to the Masonic Service Association 
which has been weak for some years but now is growing 
again, four Grand Lodges having joined during the year. 
This association is a clearing house of Masonic information 
and stimulates interest in Masonic love. Beside which it 
takes care of distressed masons throughout the world. 

In connection with a visit of the Deputy Grand Master 
of SWEDEN to the tercentenary of the founding of the first 
permanent colony in Delaware, consisting of Swedes, the 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 37 

Grand Master sought information on Scandinavian Masonry 
in general and Sweden in particular, with whose Grand 
Lodge there was no fraternal communication and provides 
the following interesting facts: 

From this picture of distress, chaos, and misery, we 
turn to the Scandinavian Countries; Sweden, Norway, and 
Denmark. Here we find Masonry flourishing. The nine" 
hundred different degrees which prevailed in Sweden several 
years ago have been gathered together and crystalized into 
a system of eleven degrees under the jurisdiction of a Grand 
Lodge, the Grand Master of which is the King of Sweden. 
The Crown Prince, the Deputy Grand Master. 

In Norway, Freemasonry is not tied up with the royal 
family. The King of Norway is an Entered Apprentice. In 
Denmark, the King is the Grand Master. His brother is 
the Deputy Grand Master. Of these Grand Institutions, the 
oldest is the Grand Lodge of Sweden, founded in 1719. In 
1735 or 1736, it was recognized by the Grand Lodge of Eng- 
land. To date, the Grand Lodge of Sweden has been recog- 
nized by twenty-four Grand Lodges in the United States, 
a twenty-fifth has asked for recognition. Denmark is recog- 
nized by twenty-six Grand Lodges. Two have asked for 
recognition. Norway is recognized by twenty-one Grand 
Lodges. 

The observed decline of Masonry numerically, at least, 
in the State draws from the Grand Master the following 
pertinent observation, which also might be said of the 
church: 

First of all, let us look within ourselves to see whether 
our conduct and attitude has been such as to reflect the 
glories of Masonry. Consider as to whether you feel your 
initiation fee is prohibitive. I am asking for a tolerant 
attitude toward those members whose financial circumstances 
have become seriously impaired, and, finally, Brethren, bear 
this fact in mind, There is nothing wrong with Masonry. If 
there are defects, they belong to ourselves. Let us all, put- 
ting aside prejudices, and personal intolerance, work for 
the benefit and prosperity of our Order. 

The Masonic Home is a credit to the benevolence of 
Grand Lodge housing in 1938 34 guests, 22 women and 12 
men, and having gross income of $20,768.73. In addition 
thereto Grand Lodge provides scholarships for sons and 
daughters of masons requiring in 1938 $455.00. 

Appended to the report and preceding that of fraternal 
correspondence is a compact list of all officers and members 
of all constituent lodges. The writer of the review repre- 
sents the Grand Lodge in the Grand Lodge of Canada and 
regrets it was impossible to be present last year but 
promises better behaviour in the future. 



38 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Present Grand Master is M.W. George E. Vandegrift. 
R. W. Bro. John F. Robinson is Grand Secretary. 

R. C. B. 

DENMARK 

Not received. Grand Representative, Charles A. Seager, 
of London, Lord Bishop of the Diocese. A new recognition 
of worth. 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 1938 

Leonard P. Steuart, Grand Master. 
J. Claude Keiper, Grand Secretary. 
Stated Communication was held at Washington, Mav 11, 

1938. 

Nine P.G.M.s supported the Grand East. 

From the address of the Grand Master we quote: 

I have carefully studied this case and believe that the 
two brethren involved should be placed on trial. Accordingly, 
I recommend that the Grand Junior Warden be instructed 
to prepare proper charges and specifications and that, when 
this has been done, the case be referred to the Grand Lodge 
Trial Commission for trial. 

Bro. Jarrell moved that the recommendation of the G.M. 
relative to the Religious Services Fund be adopted. By a 
rising vote of 61 in the affirmative and 87 in the negative 
the motion was rejected. 

Masonic Personnel and. Service Bureau report: 

For the six month period, the office records disclose the 
following 160 applications for placements received from 
men; 127 from women; 135 positions available. 

The following is submitted as a proposed amendment 
to the G.L. Constitution: 

PREAMBLE 
Freemasonry, of which the Grand Lodge of Free and 
Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia is a component 
part, is a charitable, benevolent, educational and religious 
secret society, adhering to its own peculiar ancient Land- 
marks. Its methods of recognition and of symbolic instruc- 
tion are secret. 

It is religious in tltat it teaches monotheism, the Volume 
of the Sacred Law is open upon its altars whenever a Lodge 
is in session, worship of God is ever a part of its ceremonial, 
and to its neophytes and brethren alike are constantly ad- 
dressed lessons of morality. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 39 

It is educational in that it teaches a perfect system of 
morality, based upon the Sacred Law, by a prescribed cere- 
monial; and it also, provides libraries and opportunities for 
study therein. 

It is benevolent in that it teaches relief of the poor and 
distressed as a duty and exemplifies the duty by relief of 
sick and distressed brethren, by caring for the widows and 
orphans of the brethren, by maintaining homes for aged 
and distressed brethren and their dependents, and by pro- 
viding for the education of orphans. 

Special Communication was held May 18, 1938. 

The G.M. announced that pursuant to an invitation re- 
ceived by him from the George Washington University, he 
had called this special communication for the purpose of 
laying the cornerstone of a new Hall of Goverment to be 
erected by the University. 

During the ceremony a quartette rendered selections 
incidental to the use of the elements of consecration. 

As, in this temporal building about to he erected we 
have proved the chief cornerstone to be well formed, true 
and trusty, let each one of us be sure that in the spiritual 
building our chief cornerstone be likewise well formed, true 
and trusty. 

Every true American citizen has an abiding faith :n 
the truth of the principle that in our system of education 
is to be found the real protection of our democratic insti- 
tutions. In our free public schools, in our colleges and 
UNIVERSITIES when properly conducted and administered, 
lies the hope of our Nation. 

Our institution will ever be ready to aid in the discovery 
and development of those truths whose application to the 
lives of men will bring to fruition the hopes of the human 
race for the triumph of righteousness in the clays of peace 
and tolerance and love that we pray may lie ahead. 

The One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Annual was held 
in Washington, Dec. 1, 1938. 

Twelve P.G.M.s adorned and honoured the Grand East. 

Membership 20,432. Net loss 78. 

The Grand Secretary reports: 

I desire to record my appreciation of the splendid co- 
operation given by the employees of my office, which is ad- 
mittedly undermanned. The force should be increased when 
financial conditions will permit such action. They have cheer- 
fully worked long hours and their devotion to the Fraternity 
is always in evidence. I wish also to express my thanks 
for the many kindnesses shown me by the officers of the 
various Lodges. My contacts with them have been exceed- 
ingly pleasant and distinctly encouraging. 



40 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Mailing, in unsealed envelopes, of the names of candi- 
dates for degrees, condemned as irregular, and prohibited. 
The address of the Grand Master: 

Dead of our Jurisdiction. 

"And ever near us, though unseen, 
The near immortal spirits tread; 
For all the boundless universe 
Is life — there are no dead." 

In loving remembrance of those of our departed brethren 
whose spirits have winged their flight to another existence. 
May their lives be to us an inspiration and their memories 
a benediction. 

Decisions — 'If in ballotting for a candidate for the de- 
grees or for affiliation, it shall be definitely determined that 
an irregularity has occurred in the ballot, the ballot shall 
be immediately retaken, even if the result of said ballot 
has been announced ... It would appear to be a strained 
construction of the resolution to hold that the number of 
black cubes in the top part of the ballot box after the ballot 
had been destroyed warranted a declaration of irregularity 
in the ballot which had been taken ... It is my opinion that 
your action in declaring the ballot irregular under the cir- 
cumstances was erroneous.' 

In response to the toast to "The Grand Lodges of the 
U. S.: 

We see eye to eye on charity. Thirty-six of our forty- 
nine Grand Jurisdictions have Masonic Homes, hospitals, 
orphanages, asylums or other institutions to make practical 
the brotherly idea of relief. G.L.s which have found it 
wiser not to provide institutions, have charity foundations 
or funds from which liberal contributions are made to the 
support of the helpless. The united funds held for charitable 
purposes top ten millions of dollars. 

Masonic CLUBS have continued their activities during 
the year with commendable zeal and with a genuine desire to 
observe faithfully Masonic ethics and usage. They do an 
excellent work in our jurisdiction and promote fraternal 
relations between the many sojourning brethren who are 
residents of the Capital City. 

One of the events to which we can look back with 
pleasure and gratification is the "NIGHT OF THRILLS," held 
for the benefit of the Masonic and Eastern Star Home. It was 
an outstanding success in every way, — in the excellence of 
the entertainment, the enjoyment of the vast audience and 
the financial results . . . The wisdom of the plan was abun- 
dantly proven by the attendance, which approximated the 
capacity of the large stadium. The program consisted of 
a baseball game in the afternoon, a band concert, a pageant, 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 41 

and a cii'cus in the evening the whole concluding with fire- 
works ... To the report of the Masters' Association I leave 
the privilege of announcing the financial success. It has 
exceeded our highest hopes and the Masonic and Eastern 
Star Home will benefit materially from the unceasing labor 
expended on the "Night of Thrills". 

From the conclusion: 

We are about to enter upon a new year. What it holds 
for us as individuals and as an organization, none can fore- 
tell, but this I know and on it I build my faith and my hope; 
that, as the principles of Masonry are God-given, if we will 
seek to conform to them as He would have us do we may 
confidently expect His blessing in these laudable efforts . . . 
'With malice toward none, and with charity toward all,' let 
us strive manfully to hasten the coming of that day when 
bitterness shall have vanished and the brotherhood of man 
be recognized the world over. This is Masonry's part in 
the world's work today. May the Supreme Architect of the 
Universe aid and guide us toward the attainment of our 
goal. 

The Personnel and Service Bureau reports: 

Let it be understood by our Masonic employers, that it 
is the consistent policy of the Bureau not to attempt to 
foist on them those who cannot give satisfaction. The 
Bureau seeks the fullest co-operation of Masters and brethren 
in this great work of helping our brothers and members of 
their families to help themselves. "We do have quite a 
diversified assortment of positions represented by our en- 
rollment, and yet, on several occasions have been unable 
to fill positions, through a lack of qualified applicants." 

Among the articles deposited in the cornerstone of Free- 
Masons Hall erected in 1835 was a complete set of the coins 
of the U.S.. The articles recovered were in a splendid state 
of preservation, the silver being but slightly tarnished and 
the books and newspapers as legible as on the day they 
were deposited. The box and its contents will be deposited 
in the Grand Lodge Museum. 

St. John's Day Communication was held Dec. 27, 1938. 

Eleven P.G.M.s graced and honoured the Grand East. 

Canada's Grand Representative, William T. Ballard, 
was not present. 

From the report of the President, Julia N. Streater, of the 
Masonic and Eastern Star Home, we quote: 

If we are privileged to continue our service together 

First, we will go to a wonderful place 

Called the Land of Beginning Again, 

Where all our mistakes and all our heartaches 

Will be dropped, like a shabby old coat at the door, 



42 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

And never put on again. 

Don't you think it'll be great to start a clean slate 

In the Land of Beginning Again. 

The Report of Correspondence is by the late James A. 
West, and is prefaced by this announcement: 

With profound sorrow, it is here recorded that our es- 
teemed Brother James A. West passed away suddenly on 
January 14, 1939. He had won and enjoyed a high place 
among Masonic reviewers and his splendid reviews, marked 
by a sympathetic common sense and based on a well-grounded 
knowledge of Freemasonry, will be greatly missed. 

From his Foreword: 

In addition to better conditions as regards membership, 
we also find evidence of greater interest in ritualistic work. 
Everywhere it is reported that lodges of instruction are 
commanding good attendance and interest. On the whole, 
this writer would say that the Craft is in better condition 
today than at any time since the boom days following the 
World War. 

It would seem that during the last decade and a half 
we have awakened to our obligations and responsibilities . . . 
There is no arbitrary law or rule to define what constitutes 
being a MASON. Nor are there any qualifications to the title. 
A man is either a Mason or he is not. There are no quali- 
fications, such as a good Mason or a bad Mason. In fact, 
in the opinion of this writer, to be a Mason, if you wish to 
claim the title, be yourself. That is the sole requisite . . . 
Not trying to make bad men good, but actually making good 
men better. 

Decisions: "Some Grand Masters seem to have all the 
answers ... In the case of a request to hold an out-door 
communication — 'We do not think the G.M. has authority 
to grant such a dispensation' ... we think this question 
has never been raised before ... we have no hesitancy in 
saying that in our opinion the G.M. would have no authority 
to permit the conferring of any Masonic degree at any other 
place than the regular Lodge room." 

The BALLOT: In one Grand Jurisdiction it was sought 
to expel a brother who was charged with 'wilfully and mali- 
ciously' voting for the rejection of a petitioner because of 
racial and religious intolerance. The lodge found him guilty 
and recommended expulsion ... As far back as 1865, your 
Committee on Appeals reported — . . . "is of the opinion 
that it does not make out a case of expulsion. So great a 
punishment should only be sustained in such a case where 
the proof is clear, and the fact of the malicious use of the 
ballot is put beyond all doubt." 

SECTARIAN, clannish or factitious combination or 
efforts in a Lodge must end in its destruction; for there can 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 43 

be no true brotherhood where such a baleful and pernicious 
spirit finds entrance, and is fostered and kept alive. 

British Columbia— Of Brother DeWolf Smith he says: 

As a past master in the art of reviewing, no less could 
be expected from his pen than a most excellent series of 
reviews. 

California: 

If we are to continue to place a slab of stone in a niche 
in a concrete wall and call it a cornerstone we should at 
least change the wording of the ceremony to conform to the 
occasion. The closing paragraphs of the report of the Grand 
Master, extolling the glories of California, might appropri- 
ately be applied to the rest of the states as well. 

Canada — From the G.M.s address: 

Two hundred thousand Masons in a population of a 
little over ten million . . . must prove today to be a wonder- 
fully reliable sheet anchor for the stabilization of the 
Dominion . . . Without beating the drum or waving the 
flag, it has steadily made its substantial contribution to the 
progress of our country. 

Speaking of organizations basing their eligibility to 
membership on membership in the lodge he says: "Our 
Grand Lodge bears them, of course, not the slightest trace 
of enmity, and is ready to offer the due meed of praise for 
their achievements. But these organizations can not be . . . 
recognized as being Masonic organizations. 

Bro. Ponton again makes the report on Fraternal 
correspondence, which he introduces with an interesting 
foreword, inspirational in character. If there was any review 
of the District of Columbia this writer missed it. 

Under Florida we read: 

He advised a lodge that it was not proper for a Master 
to wear his hat in a residence or church while conducting 
a funeral. He ruled that a petition from a Moslem might 
be received, but that if the candidate wished, the Koran 
might be placed on the altar with the Bible. He refused 
to permit a candidate to receive instructions privately con- 
trary to Florida law. 

Iowa's Reviewer, E. G. Moore finds the liquor problem 
still in the forefront, and expresses the suspicion that too 
much latitude is being given to extraneous organizations. 

Tennessee had some trouble with one of the extraneous 
bodies which was sponsoring gambling devices at a carnival, 
and upon their failure to heed the warning to desist the 
G.M. evicted all the Masons out of the Craft conditional 
upon their failure to withdraw from the other organization. 
Fortunately the parent body of the extraneous society got 



44 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

wind of the affair and revoked that body's charter, so the 
whole incident was satisfactorily closed so far as the G.M. 
was concerned. (This writer congratulates G.M. Rutland 
on his firm stand in the case). 

He had occasion to remove from office a Master who 
had been sentenced by a Federal court, but we wish the 
erring brother's name had not been printed. 

The Grand Representative of the District of Columbia 
is John Wilson, of Toronto, a name familiar in our mouths 
as household words. 

ENGLAND, 1938 

His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught and Strath- 
earn, K.G., Grand Master. 

Rt. Hon. The Earl of Harewood, Pro Grand Master. 

Sydney A. White, Grand Secretary. 

Quarterly Communication was held in London, March 
2, 1938, with Gen. Sir Francis Davies, Deputy Grand Master 
on the Throne. 

The following telegram was received from the Pro 
Grand Master: 

"All good wishes from Cyprus and Greece delegation" — 
Harewood. 

H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught was unanimously re- 
elected Grand Master. 

Report of the Board of General Purposes: 

The Board learned with great interest of the appoint- 
ment by the Grand Master of an Assistant Grand Master for 
the purpose of sharing in the ever-increasing duties of the 
high officials of the Craft. Bro. Brig.-Gen. Darell, the first 
holder of that office, has taken an active part in Masonry 
for nearly forty years, and the members of the Board feel 
confident that the Craft as a whole will share with them 
in a hearty welcome to him in his high office. 

Mission to Cyprus: 

On their return journey they will assist Athens and will 
exchange views with the Grand Master and other leading 
Grand Officers of the Grand Lodge of Greece on Masonic 
matters. 

Bi-Centenary of the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia: 

The Deputation which the Grand Master will appoint, 
and which will be headed by the Deputy Grand Master, 
proposes, in response to further invitations, to proceed from 
the East to the West of the Dominion in which event it is 
hoped opportunity will be afforded to visit every sovereign 
Jurisdiction in Canada. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 45 

The Masonic Peace Memorial: 

The Committee is grateful for the progress thus made 
towards accomplishing our Grand Master's purpose. 

Warrants were granted to twenty-six Lodges, and many 
fine additions were made to the Grand Lodge Library and 
Museum. 

Distinguished visitors were received from New South 
Wales, and Queensland. 

The Earl of Harewood was proclaimed Pro Grand 
Master, and Sir Francis Davies as Deputy Grand Master 

The Officers and Members of Grand Lodge, with a 
large number of Brethren, subsequently met together at a 
dinner arranged by the Board of Grand Stewards at the 
Connaught Rooms. 

The thanks of Grand Lodge were unanimously accorded 
to the Board for their services and attention to the comfort 
of the Brethren. 

Stanley Machin (konwn personally to this Reviewer), 
Chairman of the Finance Committee reported: 

From the contributions received in the course of the 
year, in response to the appeal by the Grand Master, it has 
been possible for the Masonic Million Memorial Fund to 
repay the whole of the accumulated amounts which had 
been previously advanced by the Fund of General Purposes. 

The Board of General Purposes reports: 

It is with sincere regret that the Board has learned 
of the resignation of Sir Thomas Hughes, K.C., from the 
office of Grand Registrar, which he hacf held for the past 
six years, and which entitles ex-officio membership of the 
Board. His colleagues will remember with gratitude his 
eminent services in the legal administration of the Craft, 
and the tact, patience and skill with which he unravelled 
many difficult problems. To his fellow members of the 
Board he has always been courteous, friendly and helpful, 
and the Board feels sure that every member of the Craft 
will wish him many more years of health in which he may 
be able to render useful service to Freemasonry. 

The Board wishes to renew previous warnings against 
the discussion of Masonic matters in places of public resort 
in the hearing of non-Masons, and particularly impresses 
upon the Brethren the necessity for exercising the utmost 
care in this direction. 

The Board regrets to report the death of the following 
Present and Past Grand Officers: His Grace the Duke of 
DEVONSHIRE; Rt. Hon. The Lord Kensington; Rt. Hon. 
The Lord Harlech; Rt. Hon. The Lord Roborough; Sir T. 
Vansittart Bowater, Bt.; H. H. the Maharajah of Patiala 



46 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Surely it can never have happened before, that we have 
to record the deaths of four Provincial Grand Masters: The 
Duke of Devonshire, Lord Kensington, Lord Harlech and 
Lord Roborough, all men highly placed, with many other 
responsibilities, but yet men who found time to give of their 
best to Freemasonry. We are sure that the Craft will re- 
member with gratitude the services of these distinguished 
Brethren. 

The Board accords to the President, Bro. J. Russell 
McLaren, its warmest thanks for his extremely efficient and 
courteous services to the Craft and this Board during the 
past twelve months, and wishes for him continued health 
and happiness in his responsible office. 

Message from the M.W. The Grand Master: 

In view of representations which have been made bv 
certain Provincial Grand Masters, I desire that the Book 
of Constitutions be altered to enable Provincial or District 
Grand Masters to appoint an Assistant Provincial or District 
Grand Master in respect of the first fifty Lodges in his 
Province or District; a second Assistant Provincial or Dis- 
trict Grand Master for the next complete fifty Lodges, and 
thereafter a further Assistant Provincial or District Grand 
Master for each complete seventy Lodges in the Province 
or District. (Signed) Arthur, Grand Master. 

Mark Masons' Hall Site: 

The Board appreciates that a slightly higher rent might 
be obtained for the site in the open market, but this is neg- 
ligible in view of the fact that the transaction is one between 
two Masonic bodies which work in such close co-operation . . . 
I feel sure that the whole Craft will rejoice at the splendid 
outcome of these meetings with our Brethren' of the Mark 
Masons concerning Mark Masons' Hall. The matter was 
considered about eight years ago, but certain difficulties 
were encountered, and at that time the means to overcome 
them were not found. The means have now been found, 
and I think you will wish to join with me in a vote of thanks 
to the Brethren who, by their careful investigation of the 
circumstances, have managed to overcome these difficulties. 

Sir Kynaston Studd presented the final Report of the 
Committee on the Masonic Peace Memorial: 

The labors of the Committee have been long, anxious 
and arduous. Many important decisions have had to be 
taken, and a great amount of detail has had to be dealt 
with throughout the progress of the scheme. The Committee 
has been encouraged by the loyal and generous response of 
the Brethren to the appeal for funds, and it now ventures 
to congratulate the Craft upon the possession of a magni- 
ficent edifice, unique among Masonic buildings throughout 
the World, a building which is the embodiment of the great 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 47 

ideals promulgated by our Grand Master in 1919 when he 
instituted the Masonic Million Memorial Fund. 

Twelve more Lodges were granted Warrants. 

The Pro Grand Master reported on the deputation to 
FAMAGUSTA: 

After a brief inspection of the mediaeval banqueting 
Hall . . . we proceeded to NICOSIA . . . We listened to an 
eloquent address from the Master . . . after which a cheque 
for £50 was given for the Royal Masonic Hospital on behalf 
of the five Greek Lodges in Cyprus. They also presented 
to the Pro Grand Master an ikon of St. John the Almoner, 
a native of Cyprus . . . M.W. Bro. H.M. The King gave 
orders that we should be conveyed on board H.M.S. 
"Sussex", and accordingly we embarked at Boghaz for 
Scaramanga . . . R.W. Bro. H.M. King George cf Greece 
invited the Princess Royal and the Pro Grand Master to 
stay at the Palace whilst in Athens ... A Past Master and 
the* Worshipful Master of the Star of the East Lodge came 
from Zante and discussed certain difficulties which had 
arisen between the Brethren of that Lodge and a Lodge 
working under the Greek Constitution. We have reason 
to hope that the domestic matters over which there had 
been a risk of friction will be handled in a manner credit- 
able to both Lodges and worthy of Freemasonry . . . The 
opening and closing of the Lodge was conducted in almost 
every detail as an English Lodge ... In his address the 
Grand Master paid the highest tribute to the lead which 
the G.L. of England gives to those who subscribe to the 
true principles of Freemasonry, and in the clearest terms, 
expressed his intention to conduct the affairs of the G.L. 
of Greece on similar lines. 

H.R.H. the Duke of Kent will succeed H.R.H. the Duke 
of Connaught as Grand Master. The Duke of Kent has 
been appointed Governor-General of Australia. 

The Grand Representative of Canada is Viscount Gal- 
way. Wellington, New Zealand. His welcome visit to Canada 
before receiving his present title, is happily remembered. 

The Grand Representative of England is M.W. Bro. 
John A. Rowland, of Toronto, our present Grand Treasurer, 
in every way worthy as England is worthy of him. Read 
his wonderful pamphlet on that Jurisdiction, still and always 
the productive "Mother Grand Lodge of the World." 

ECUADOR 

Not received. Grand Representative. J. N. Allan of 
Dunnvi'.le. 

FLORIDA 

Not received. Grand Representative, Harry J. Alex- 
ander, of Weston, able chairman of our Committee on the 
Condition of Masonry. 



48 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

FRANCE 

Not received. Grand Representative, Chris M. Forbes, 
of Perth. Does he remember the tin whistle? 

GEORGIA, 1937 

Robert McMillan, Grand Master. 

Frank F. Baker, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and Fifty-first Annual was held in 
Macon, Oct. 26, 1937. 

Prayers of the Grand Lodge were offered in behalf of 
P.G.M. Eugene D. Thomas, who was seriously ill. 

The verbal report of the Chairman on the accomplish- 
ments of Public School Week was adopted. 

A ninety-nine year lease on sixty acres of land was 
presented to the Grand Lodge for the benefit of the children 
of the Masonic Home. 

The Grand Secretary announced that Sears, Roebuck & 
Co. had donated sufficient wire fencing tc enclose the lands 
donated by Union Bag Co. 

A chorus of 1200 voices rendered two verses of the 
hymn the Grand Lodge has adopted for its own: 

"How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord." 

Thirteen P.G.M. 's were honoured in the Grand East. 

Canada's Grand Representative, P.I. P. Edenfield, did not 
answer roll call. 

The following greetings were received from the 
Treasurer of the Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Child- 
ren at Atlanta: 

There are six thousand five hundred children walking 
in Georgia today as a result of their treatment at our 
hospital. I am sure that this army of useful citizens would 
like to send to the members of the Grand Lodge, their love 
and appreciation for the assistance they have given toward 
their treatment through the years. 

From the address of the Grand Master we quote: 
Peace and harmony have prevailed in our ranks; more 
interest in Masonry is apparent; the Tylers' doors have 
been guarded and those who have been elected to the 
degrees (many in number) are men who will honor the 
Craft. 

Two splendid school buses were donated to the Masonic 
Home. 

Reports from various lodges of the inauguration of "The 
Lodge Plan of Masonic Education" are most encouraging. 



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"Freemasonry stands today the proud champion of 
religion and religious liberty; for freedom, not tyranny; 
for purity, not shame; for patriotism, not treason; for 
sobriety, not intemperance; for hope, not despair; for love, 
not hate; Freemasonry knows no nationality, but its king- 
dom is in the hearts of men. 

"To serve the present age, 
My calling to fulfill;. 
Oh, may it all my powers engage 
To do my Master's will." 

The Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Alabama 
was presented. 

P.G.M. Daniel presented a medal for distinguished 
service rendered, to W. Bro. Firley Baum. 

From the report of the General Committee on 
PROVERBS Circles: 

Reading (perhaps for the first time) the Book of 
Proverbs. 

The boy who by this contest acquires the Proverbs 
reading habit will gain immeasurably more than any prize 
could reward him. 

The boys in the school of Industries are still interested 
in the work and are being taught to do all kinds of repair 
and mechanical work, helping to fit them to make a living- 
after they leave the Home. 

The School of Photography and Engraving furnishes a 
splendid opportunity for a limited number of boys to learn 
newspaper photography and engraving. 

YOUR HOME! YOUR PROGRAM! YOUR CHILDREN! 
YOUR OPPORTUNITY! 

John L. Travis was elected Grand Master. 

This from the report of the Committee on Jurisprudence: 

A man without a definite home and who has not resided 
in Georgia for twelve months and at no place excepting 
for a short time, applied for the degrees. The G.M. ruled 
that the Lodge had no jurisdiction. We affirm this holding. 
A rolling stone gathers no moss, and a roving candidate 
gathers no degrees. 

An effort must be made to bring back into the Lodges 
those dimitted or suspended members of high ideals. Good 
Masons must not be lost. 

We quote from an address of G.S.W. Jeffries (1901) 
that remained undelivered for thirty-six years: 

The great Prophet, Isaiah, inciting the nation to con- 
fidence in God, sang, "Open ye the gates, that the righteous 
nation which keepeth the TRUTH, may enter in." 



50 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

The Psalmist, describing a citizen of Zion, exclaimed, 
"Lord, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell 
in Thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly and worketh 
righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart." And 
again, "Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness 
and Thy law is the truth." 

Israel's wisest king said: "The lip of truth shall be 
established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment." 
And again, "Buy the truth and sell it not." 

Truth is the golden chain that links together in perfect 
harmony the family circle. It is the silver thread that 
forms the warp and woof of the social fabric. Confidence, 
the child of truth, unites communities into municipalities 
and states, and them, in turn, into great political federa- 
tions and nations. 

Truth is the bulwark of integrity that makes them 
possible, and truth establishes and fixes their perpetuity. 

"Truth is everlasting, without variableness or turning." 

Truth is strong. Truth is courageous. Truth is absolute. 

We may buffet it, we may scorn it, we may suppress 
it for a time, but 

"Truth crushed to earth shall rise again, 
For God's eternal years are hers; 
But error, wounded, writhes in pain, 
And dies among her worshippers." 

Truth is the foundation of fraternity. Its children are: 
sincerity, confidence and faith. Without these, there is no 
friendship; without friendship, no intimacy; without in- 
timacy, no love. Love is the endless chain that binds all 
mankind in one bond of brotherhood, and links them to the 
eternal source of Truth and Love. 

May we attain to such perfection in our occupation of 
"soul architecture" that our souls may be fashioned into 
living stones, fit for the builder's use, in that house not 
made with hands, eternal in the heavens, so that we may 
look with joy to the coming time, when "The Mountain of 
the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the 
mountains," and the reign of the God of Truth shall be 
universal and eternal. 

The Fraternal Reviews are from the pen of that 
veteran correspondent, Raymond Daniel, who for the first 
time in twenty years presents a topical review as, he has. in 
the past, launched fraternal and affectionate interjections 
against the so-called "topical" form, he describes the 
present review (for his conscience's sake) as a "a con- 
densed report." 

In other countries where there has been felt the mailed 
hand of despoti?m and dictatorship, Freemasonry has either 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 51 

disappeared beneath cruel restrictions or been hidden in 
the catacombs of refuge. 

Citizenship campaigns are also being used for happy 
results. 

Radical isms are being combatted, the Grand Lodge 
of Oregon having made it a Masonic offense for any mem- 
ber to be affiliated with a Communistic body. 

The tenor of speakers' remarks on the condition of the 
Craft everywhere is pitched in a higher key of expectancy 
and hope. 

It is more than a change from the lugubriousness of 
the past. It adumbrates great resolves for the immediate 
future. 

The first waves of this onrushing tide of anti-Masonry 
have only reached the shores of the American Continent, 
but in time we shall see more. 

The fraternity in Denmark is under the special pro- 
tection of His Majesty Christian X. 

South Carolina failed to recognize Denmark because 
of the absence of information. Indiana felt satisfied that 
the Grand Lodge conformed to all the requirements and 
accorded recognition. New Hampshire was somewhat con- 
fused, finding two aspirants for recognition with almost 
similar names; it finally settled upon the one known as 
Danish National Grand Lodge, of which His Royal Highness 
was the regular sovereign Masonic authority. 

FINLAND is one of the smallest jurisdictions. It has 
but five lodges and 250 members. It was established thirteen 
years ago through the efforts of the Grand Lodge of New 
York. The United States is particularly interested in 
welcoming this Grand Lodge into its midst because it is 
apparently the only one of the nations which has tried to 
carry out its moral obligation in payment of its just debt. 

Mihal Sadoveanu is Grand Master of the Grand Lodge 
of RUMANIA reporting 1,024 members in twenty-eight 
lodges. 

In SWEDEN we find King Gustav V Grand Master, 
although active auties are carried on by Admiral Arvid 
Lindman. Fifty-one lodges report more than 23,000 mem- 
bers, and a very substantial increase in membership. 

The backbone of English-speaking Masonry is the 
British Isles, and here we find three Grand Lodges carrying 
on their Masonic activities with the hearty co-operation of 
the government, the Royal Family, and subject to little 
attack from the usual anti-Masonic sources. The present 
Grand Master is his Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught 
and Strathern, to be succeeded this year by the Duke of 
Kent. 



52 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

In EGYPT we learn that the Grand Lodge of New York 
has suspended its recognition, the committee reporting that 
there are two rival organizations, each claiming Masonic 
regularity. 

Distressing reports come from Turkey. 

The American Masonic Temple in Shanghai pays divi- 
dends (American membership take note). 

Conditions in Mexico are the same as in former years. 
A number of states in that territory are applying for 
recognition at the hands of their American brethren. 

The Craft in Cuba is hard pressed. 

We quote his conclusion: 

There is only one more word. In addition to the love 
for my own Georgia brethren is that for those Fraternal 
Reviewers of other Grand Jurisdictions, with whom I have 
labored so lovingly. For them, also, is my prayer for God's 
richest and tenderest blessings. 

The Grand Representative of Georgia is W. J. Thompson, 
Sault Ste. Marie. Thus the true north meets and greets 
the true south. 



GUATEMALA 

Not received. Grand Representative, Wm. J. Attig, of 
Hamilton, Assistant Grand Secretary and a good executive, 
faithful and sure. 



IDAHO, 1938 

Everett W. Rising, Grand Master. 

Curtis F. Pike, Grand Secretary. 

The Seventy-second Annual was held at Boise, Sept. 
13, 1938. 

The Grand Master opened the Grand Lodge on the Third 
Degree in ample form. 

Eighteen P.G.M.s were received and honoured in the 
Grand East. 

Distinguished visitors were welcomed from Oregon, 
Montana and Idaho. 

Canada's Grand Representative, Marion W. Kelley, did 
not answer roll call. 

The Grand Secretary of Nebraska presented the Grand 
Lodge with a walnut gavel made from a tree grown on the 
grounds of the Masonic Home of Nebraska. 

From the address of the Grand Master we excerpt: 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 53 

This may be the only communication some of you expect 
to attend. I am very anxious that such members receive 
special consideration. 

Representatives attending- for the first time are entitled 
to the privileges of the floor on equal basis with brethren 
who have attended regularly for years. 

I wish to acknowledge help and guidance throughout 
the year from the Sacred Volume that is to be found on 
every Masonic altar, and which will ever be the "rule and 
guide of our faith." 

Questions and Answers: 

Is it permissible to open Lodge in the Third Degree, 
when a First Degree is to be conferred ? — Yes. There should 
be some good reason for doing so, however, as it is a better 
policy to open in the degree which permits the candidate 
to remain in the lodge room during the closing of lodge. 

May a Mason who has not held office in a Lodge occupy 
a Warden'? station during the conferring of a degree ? — Yes. 
I think it an excellent idea to encourage Masons who aie 
qualified by allowing them to take part in degree work. 
A Mason in good standing dies leaving a wife. In time 
the widow again marries. After her second marriage, has 
the former widow of a Mason any basis for a relief claim? 
— No. All rights for Masonic assistance she may have had, 
cease. 

The Grand Master brings home this verse from his visit 
to New York: 

"Yes! We have nice potatoes, 

Fine Idaho 'taters, we think; 
We've Rising and Thompson and Johnson and Knox 

And we also have Jacob C. Klink. 
We have the best crop that's growing, 

They're all worth while knowing. 
Oh. Yes! We have five potatoes; 

We're happy to greet them tonight." 
Under 'Looking to the Future' he says: 

Do we want one of the 'isms' to control this country ? 
No, I think not; and we will not have one of them as long 
as men are permitted and continue to meet around our altars 
in substantial numbers, and as long as Masonry continues 
to demand of its members a, 

Belief in a Supreme Being 

Belief in a Future Life, and 
teaches loyalty to the country with a constitution that 
guarantees us liberty to 

Worship a Supreme Being of our choice, 

Right to think and speak the truth regarding any subject 



54 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Right to assemble with our neighbors and friends 
Right of all to equal privileges. 

Brethren, if we continue to conduct our lodges in the 
future on the high standards of the past, if we continue 
to feel the need of brotherhood, if we maintain our faith 
in a Supreme Being and future life, we will not lack for 
membership or work to do. 

Membership 8,919. Net GAIN 103. Congratulations! 

Clyde I. Rush was elected Grand Master. 

Bro. Wm. W. Pike, 67 years a Mason, seemingly is the 
oldest Mason in Idaho in point of membership. Bro. A. M. 
Preston has been a Mason for 70 years but he is a member 
in Colorado. 

The Grand Master's signet ring was passed from the 
retiring Grand Master to the newly installed Grand Master 
with appropriate remarks and expressions of sentiment. 

Comments of the Grand Secretary: 

The play by Bro. Wilson and his troupe was a joy to 
all, even better than last year. The play, 'A Rose upon 
the Altar' was written by Carl Claudy. A rather strange 
coincidence was the presence of the author to see his own 
play . . . These plays are wonders. They require no stage 
setting or paraphernalia of any kind and no expense what- 
ever. No talent, aside from what may be found in any 
country neighborhood. 

Masonic Service Association: 

Bro. Claudy is a very charming man and a wonderful 
speaker. To meet him and listen to his address is to follow 
his suggestion. He is the executive secretary of the Associ- 
ation. Bro. J. Fort Newton is its Chaplain, two of the most 
inspiring men in the Masonic Fraternity anywhere. They 
could make a success of anything. Bro. Claudy is a very 
resourceful man. He will find a way. You could banish 
him to the Sahara Desert and return next season to find 
he had found a way to extract moisture from the arid winds 
and was raising a garden. A few years ago he and Bro. 
Newton took over the practically defunct Masonic Service 
Association and since then it has shown life, activity and 
usefulness. As long as he remains in charge ft will be a 
success. 

Percy Jones is the Chairman of Foreign Correspondence. 
Though his reviews are condensed into eleven pages he 
covers many subjects, we quote: 

The steady progress made by our mother G.L. of Eng- 
land and the G.L.s of Scotland, Ireland, and our neighbor 
Canada, is worthy of special mention. 

At the Annual Conference of G.M.s of the U. S. 43 
Grand Jurisdictions were represented. G. M. Rising of 



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Idaho was present, and a large number of P.G.M.s, G.S.s 
and G.L. Wardens. The agenda consisted of eight subjects 
which were read and discussed by some of the most out- 
standing Grand Masters of the U. S. .. . 

'Should G.L.s be Incorporated Under Civil Law?' Sta- 
tistics show that in the U. S. 32 G.L.s were incorporated 
and 17 were not. It was stated that the corporate form 
also has great advantages jn the conduct of G.L. business. 

These conferences each year are reported more interest- 
ing and profitable and new G.M.s and G.S.s are urged to 
attend. 

Masonic Education: 

Saskatchewan — 'Among the many activities cf G.L. in 
recent years none has rendered a richer return than our 
efforts to disseminate Masonic knowledge among the Craft. 
Our educational work has put us in the forefront of G.L.s 
in Canada in this respect. 

Manitoba — A Special communication was called to lay 
the cornerstone of a pedestal for the statue of Brother 
Robert Burns, the world-renowed Scottish Bard. 'The 
famous poet was a Mason first, last and always, living his 
life on the square, traveling on the level, and always spread- 
ing peace and harmony and goodwill throughout the world 
with his famous travel of poetry. 

Delaware, it appears, is of the number of G.L.s that 
have a fourth degree — the Past Master's. 

Montana — dedicated a new G.L. building — "This build- 
ing is now dedicated to human service. May this temple 
from this moment on be a foundation of inspiration to all 
the people of Montana, particularly to the Masonic mem- 
bership, for refinement, enlightenment, high ideals, pure 
thoughts and noble deeds. May it always carry forward 
through the future generations the fundamental doctrine of 
'The fatherhood of God, the brotherhood of man, and the 
immortality of the soul.' 

The Grand Representative of Idaho is R. F. Richardson, 
of Strathroy, who by merit and special service rendered, 
occupies his unique position as Honorary Life Member of 
the Board. 

ILLINOIS 

Hal C. McLoud, Grand Master. 

Richard C. Davenport, Grand Secretary. 

The Ninety-eighth Annual was held in Chicago, Oct. 12, 
1937. 

The Grand Chaplain led the devotions: 

"May the spirit of this Grand Lodge be like unto the 
tides of the sea in ceaseless activity. This morning we are 



56 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

at the high tide as these men like the waves of the mighty 
deep have come in from the vast extent of this great state 
to witness upon the shoreline of this meeting the strength 
and vitality of our fellowship. Tomorrow the tide recedes 
again as these lives reach out into the unseen areas of cities, 
towns, and hamlets to touch shores of personality, duty, 
and the labor of life. 

"We hold in reverent and tender recollection those who, 
since we last met, have answered the call of the Supreme 
Architect of the Universe. Though their faces do not add 
to the lustre of this distinguished company, we know that 
ever they walk with us in newness of life. 

"May those men who sit in this privileged fellowship 
for the first time become aware of the pressure of character 
in this company of men. May they be undergirded in heart 
and uplifted in spirit as they realize that their lives and 
purposes are blended with this great brotherhood." 

Distinguished visitors were introduced and honoured 
from Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Victoria (Australia), 
Iowa, New Jersey, and Alabama. The Grand Master saying: 
"Illinois is ready at all times to extend a fraternal hand to 
any Grand Jurisdiction that approaches us, and we are al- 
ways willing to go half-way in making that approach." 

Canada's Grand Representative, Sylvester O. Spring, 
was not present. 

From the address of the Grand Master: 

Our beloved Brother James Ellsworth Jeffers was a 
man of majestic physical proportions, he was endowed with 
a mind and heart in keeping with his physical structure. 
"He was my friend, faithful and just to me," and friend and 
mentor to many who share with his family the grief which 
is theirs and ours. 

George Washington Memorial — Illinois made no further 
contribution this year, and for several years has made none. 
I recommend and urge that this be given the consideration 
which the great enterprise to which we stand committed as 
Freemasons deserves. Illinois' co-operation at this time 
would practically assure completion of the edifice within a 
few, years, and critics of the fraternity would be silenced 
and, more satisfying, we would accomplish what we ?et out 
to do twenty years ago. 

A Co-operative Triumph — Chadwick is rated to have 
500 inhabitants . . . but endowed with courageous purpose 
and resourcefulness . . . With a bequest of $1,000 . . . they 
purchased the second floor of an abandoned hotel. With 
their own unskilled hands, each member of the lodge work- 
ing loyally and faithfully and learning as he worked, both 
skill in building and skill in brotherhood, they remodeled, 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 57 

refitted, and have now dedicated to Freemasonry, this upper 
floor, free of indebtedness, with all bills paid and money in 
the bank. 

An army of asses led by a lion will win victories, but 
an army of lions led by an ass is foredoomed to defeat. Let 
us look well to our leadership where need for wise leader- 
ship is indicated. 

To the son, Henry Freitag, who had paid himself his 
father's bequest, I had the honor and joy of writing an 
acknowledgment when the last of the series of self-denying 
filial acts was called to my attention, and to commend his 
self sacrifice that his father's purpose might be achieved 
and his name honoured as a Freemason whose wish for the 
perpetuity of our charity program was earnest and sincere. 

The code definitely limits the right of any Master of 
an Illinois lodge to call a meeting of his lodge in any hall 
outside the city or village in which the lodge is chartered 
and customarily holds its meetings. Fraternal pilgrimages 
are not discouraged, they have an interesting place in the 
program of the lodge, but the work must be exemplified 
upon substitute candidates if done outside the limits of the 
lodge's jurisdiction, or upon a candidate of the lodge visited 
in the pilgrimage. 

An erring lodge. 

The lodge is one which never before had been misled 
into transgression and, after conferring with the officers 
and members responsible for this situation, I attended a 
meeting of the lodge and administered a reprimand to the 
guilty officers and members. 

Liquor was being sold in certain Masonic premises, 
leased from the Temple Association . . . This jeopardizing 
of the good name of the fraternity in this case I ordered 
discontinued immediately and I am reliably informed that 
the condition complained of no longer exists. 

I have denied the maiing list of our grand lodge to all 
seeking it for exploitation in our lodges of any sort of 
economic or political programs. 

If everywhere we go we hold its spirit of tolerant and 
charitable judgment of others, but stern and uncompromis- 
ing judgment of ourselves, our influence upon future genera- 
tions will be maintained and none need fear for the per- 
petuity and prosperity of our Masonic institution. 

Membership 209,702. Net loss 8,367. 

The Committee on Foreign Jurisdictions report: 

Although Freemasonry in certain sections of continental 
Europe has fallen under the ban, it must be remembered 
that there is in existence legitimate Freemasonry in many 
of the countries of Europe, and that its work is being car- 



58 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

ried forward by bands of stalwart men of high character — 
men who believe that the solution of many of our present 
political and economic troubles of the present day, depends 
upon a re-establishment in the minds and hearts of men, of 
that great Masonic fundamental — the fatherhood of God 
and the brotherhood of men. 

Masonry seeks to unite in fraternal relationship all men 
of goodwill, without distinction of religion or race, thereby 
contributing toward an ultimate reconciliation of all men 
and all peoples whose faith is founded on a Divine Ruler of 
the Universe. On the basis of such liberty, it is hoped that 
the conscience is left free to rise to the highest conception 
of human duty. 

There are in CZECHO-SLOVAK REPUBLIC two regular 
Grand Lodges; One composed entirely of Slavic-speaking 
Brethren (Narodni); the other taking in the German and 
Magyar speaking Brethren (Lessing). 

The "Rising Sun" membership in Czecho-Slovakia gain- 
ed accessions from Germany after the Nazis got busy in 
Germany expelling the Jews. Those who could qualify in 
regard to fundamental requirements, affiliated for the larger 
part with either of the two regular Grand Lodges in the 
Republic. 

Grand Orient of GREECE— Mobs were formed for the 
purpose of openly persecuting every man supposed to be a 
Mason. The result of this disorder was the closing of all 
Provincial Lodges; that of Patras was burnt down by a 
mob. A great many people, supposed to have been Masons, 
would in all probability have, lost their lives had it not been 
for the personal intervention of Prince John of Denmark, 
replacing the Viceroy King George, who was travelling 
abroad at that time. 

John Cowles, who has visited in Greece, says that the 
Masons in that country are composed of the best people, 
and that they follow the landmarks of Freemasonry as 
closely as we do in this country, and are perhaps a little 
more strict in their observance of the tenets of Freemasonry 
than our American brethren. 

The Grand Orator delivered an address on the "BEAUTY 
OF MASONRY": 

So I am of the belief that much of the beauty and 
glory of Masonry, that ancient temple which has stood the 
test of the ages, that imaginary structure known and re- 
spected by all and honoured by some for its precepts and 
teachings and its contributions to man's happiness, is in 
the dimensions of our fraternity. 

The immense Imperial Hotel in Tokio had to be built 
to withstand the violence of earthquakes The American 
architect who was given this herculean task of getting a 



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foundation through sixty feet of soft mud below eight feet 
of surface soil knew that depth meant success or failure. 
A year was spent in punching shallow holes all over the 
site, pouring in eight foot concrete pins and testing the 
weight each pin would support. Perhaps the architect learn- 
ed this from the teachings of operative Masonry. 

Who will gainsay that our fraternity has failed to 
make such provisions ? Are we not searching for the very 
best to be found in man upon which we can build the super- 
structure? 

Ivan Turgenieff, a Russian novelist, banished to the 
provinces on account of his progressive opinions, wrote in 
his story, "THE BEGGAR": 

"I passed along the street ... A beggar stopped me, 
an infirm old man. The inflamed, tearful eyes, the blue 
lips, the coarse rags, the loathsome sores . . . Ah, how 
frightfully had poverty disfigured this being! He stretched 
out his dirty, red, swollen hand toward me ... he moaned 
and whimpered for charity. I searched in all my pockets . . . 
neither purse nor watch, nor handkerchief could be found . . . 
I had brought nothing with me. The beggar waited, . . . 
and his outstretched hand shook slightly and quivered. Dis- 
tressed and embarrassed, I seized the soiled hand and pressed 
it . . . 'My brother, blame me not, I have nothing, brother.' 
The beggar turned his red eyes upon me; his blue lips' 
parted in a smile — and he pressed my fingers (which had 
grown chill) in return. 'It matters not, brother,' he falter- 
ed; 'I thank you all the same. For that was a gift, my 
brother.' And I realized that I also had received a gift 
from my brother. 

The more you see of Masonry's glory, its beauty, its 
splendor you can feel and say: 

"I see its beauty in the morning time, 

In every place and clime. 

I see its beauty in the noon hour, 

In sunshine and shower. 

I see its beauty in the closing of the clay, 

Whether at work or at play. 

I see Masonry in the darkness of the night 

When by its beauty my fears are put to flight." 
From The Masonic Orphan's Home: 

The religious instruction the children receive in the 
Home is aimed to inspire them to lead lives of personal 
morality and service to their community and country . . . 
to be ready to carry on, each in his own place, the work 
of prophet and patriot. 

How will it affect the CHILDREN? and How can we 
inspire in them a greater appreciation of all that is true 
and fair and beautiful in life ? are questions always in mind. 



60 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

How effective we are in applying- these ideas or ap- 
proaching these ideals we dare not answer, but we do believe 
that very definite progress is being made. 

Elmer E. Beach presents an excellent report on Masonic 
Correspondence. In his Foreword he says: 

Whenever the liquor question has been discussed, the 
undeniable soundness of the views expressed by Bro. 
Niemeyer of our own grand lodge, is admitted. From a 
Masonic standpoint this traffic involves more than a mere 
legal question. A question of good morals and good citizen- 
ship is also involved ... It has been a long time since 
running a saloon in this country has been classed among 
such legitimate businesses as selling dry goods, hardware, 
groceries or other such merchandise. The business is hedged 
about by all sorts of restricting laws in the hope, not of 
destroying its evil influence, but in the hope so far as pos- 
sible of minimizing the injurious results. It is a very 
proper subject for police control. 

Several Grand Masters and Grand Orators have boldly 
denounced Communism and communistic propaganda, cou- 
rageously braving the criticism that they were trenching 
upon the rule against discussing political or religious sub- 
jects in lodge rooms. Whether they are skating on thin 
Ice depends, we venture to suggest, more on the way the 
subject is treated than upon the subject. 

The preparation of the report has been a pleasure, and 
in it we have attempted to condense or summarize the im- 
portant matters covered in the approximately forty thousand 
printed pages of those proceedings. 

From Canada: 

The G.M. paid an eloquent and heartfelt tribute to the 
character and great qualities of the late King George V. 
Upon the death of the King, the G.M. sent a cablegram of 
sympathy on behalf of the Grand Lodge to the new King, 
Edward VIII. 

He strongly stressed the importance of fine ar.d correct 
ritualistic work, urging that what is worth doing at all is 
worth doing well and he urged upon all Masons the im- 
portance of attendance at lodge meetings. 

He suggested individual canvass by the lodges to 
ascertain what members out of employment were in need 
and to exert personal and individual effort to assist those 
unfortunately idle, and if necessary to make individual sac- 
rifices for this purpose. 

The report on Correspondence is by Bro. Ponton. It 
is unusually complete and comprehensive ... In his review 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 61 

of Illinois he quotes extensively from the address of G.M. 
Niemeyer . . . and is particularly complimentary to the G.M. 
for his outstanding ability and courage, especially in his 
treatment of the lottery question. 

He also compliments the work of this correspondent and 
evidences his sincerity in doing so by making several ex- 
tensive quotations. We commend a careful reading of Bro. 
Ponton's reviews to every Mason desiring an accurate 
picture of Masonry throughout the world. 

Under England the Pro Grand Master desired that the 
Coronation of His Majesty the King should be commemorated 
by the bestowal of Honours. I empower Provincial arid 
District Grand Masters to confer on Brethren of ability 
who nave rendered services to the Craft the rank of Past 
Provincial or District Grand Officer. 

From Florida: 

Cornerstones were laid as follows: Federal Building, Ft. 
Lauderdale; High School at Jacksonville Beach; Sanatorium 
at Orlando; and the addition of the State Capitol Building 
at Tallahassee. The grand master refused to lay the 
cornerstone of the Federal Building at West Palm Beach 
for the reason that the building had been erected to the 
second floor, it being, in his opinion, contrary to Masonic 
usage to lay a cornerstone when the work had progressed 
above the point where the stone is to be -laid. 

Georgia: 

The Grand Master expressed his thanks to the Order 
of the Eastern Star for their assistance and stated: T hope 
that all future administrations will continue to have their 
aid, their support and their inspiring help in everything 
undertaken for the upbuilding of fraternal life and for the 
improvement of citizenship in Georgia.' 

Utah: 

During the year the Grand Lodge lost by death three 
Past Grand Masters; one being Bro. George H. Dern, Secre- 
tary of War, in the cabinet of President Franklin D. 
Roosevelt. 

The Grand Orator delivered a thoughtful and interest- 
ing address on "The Fight for Masonic Security." 

Western Australia: 

If National Prohibition (in the U.S.) introduced con- 
fusion, amended Prohibition has introduced bedlam. I give 
the following instances, each a different ruling by a different 
authority: 



62 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

The manufacture or sale by anyone is a disqualification 
for membership. A member may be employed in the sale 
of liquor in a State Liquor Store. Manufacture or sale is 
a Masonic offence. Sale is not a Masonic offence if the 
member selling is an employee of a State Liquor Store. No 
lodge may let part of its building for the sale of liquor." 

On the question of public installations, we quote from 
Bro. Archdeacon's Foreword, the following: 

"The Public Installation fad still occupies the Masonic 
stage in a number of U. S. Jurisdictions. Sometimes a 
lodge will 'hog' (U. S'. term) the entire publicity for itself. 
Occasionally two, three, four, and even five lodges will hold 
what is euphemistically termed a joint public installation, 
theieby share the 'sweetness of the uses of advertisement,' 
which is an American paraphrase of a Shakespeareanism." 

The Grand Representative of Illinois is George S. 
Henry, of Toronto, ex-Premier of the Province of Ontario, 
loved by his friends and he has few enemies. 

INDIANA 

Thomas J. Wilson, Grand Master. 

William H. Swintz, Grand Secretary. 

LTpon opening this volume we find the portraits of four 
of the Grand Officers and a FOREWORD, from which we 
quote: 

That G.L. (Rhode Island) is causing the Bible to be 
sent to all other recognized G.L.s and when it has com- 
pleted its journey it will be cherished by that G.L. as a 
'memorial to generations yet unborn, of the universality of 
Free Masonry'. 

Masonry teaches the individual brother to pull his own 
oar in the boat; to be industrious, temperate, frugal, self 
supporting, self reliant, so that neither he nor his family 
shall be a burden upon society. No nation can become pros- 
perous unless its individual citizens prosper in their own 
personal affairs. Honey cannot be gathered unless the in- 
dividual bee is diligent in its quest. Masonry views with a 
just reproach the drone in human society. 

He thinks of George Washington in connection with 
Valley Forge and Trenton and the crossing of the Delaware, 
and the seven years of hardship and heroism which consti- 
tuted the travail of a free people struggling to be born. 
He remembers that when that struggle was over George 
Washington received a sword from Frederick the Great of 
Prussia with these words inscribed thereon: 

"From the oldest soldier in Europe to 
the greatest soldier in the world." 



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Idealism is chained to Caesar's chariot, and the long 
thoughts of youth are poured and crystallized in the patterns 
of power, the idolatry of authority . . . 'There is no liberty 
if the power of judging be not separated from the legisla- 
tive and executive powers.' 

One hundred and fifty years ago in a suburb of Berlin 
a miller ran his mill. He was no doubt a poor and humble 
man. Frederick the Great came along and told him he 
would have to move his mill. The miller replied, 'Sire, there 
are JUDGES in Berlin.' That is one of the great stories 
of Germany. It could not be told today. 

The saddest monument that the future could erect to 
the memory of our vanished liberty would be that it was 
lost by men who had the opportunity and the strength to 
save it, but would not. 

The One Hundred and Twentieth Annual was held in 
Indianapolis May 25, 1937. 

Sixteen P.G.M.s graced and adorned the Grand East. 

Canada has no Grand Representative near the Grand 
Lodge of Indiana. 

From the address of the Grand Master: 

We meet under the responsibility of acting for 107,738 
members of our Fraternity. 

The Great Master of the Universe has called from our 
labors the unusual number of four Past Grand Masters. 

The G.L. has been called upon to lay eleven corner- 
stones. 

. I ruled in all cases of SUNDAY Meetings that this 
could not be allowed, and feel that tradition and Masonic 
custom forbid such gatherings regardless of how harmless 
the conduct intended, as we can not do so without being 
wrongfully accused of sanctioning meetings to take church 
members and attendants thereof away. 

Decisions: 

No matter how commendable the character cf the 
parade or beneficial its purpose, Masonic Lodges should not 
take part as such, and while all individual members may 
of course, take part in any worthy purpose, they should 
not wear their aprons or regalia. 

The motion that Job's Daughters be not allowed to use 
the dining room of the Lodge for the purpose of installing 
officers, was lost upon a tie vote. The failure of such nega- 
tive motion does not have the effect of the adoption of an 
affirmative motion. 

Can a Lodge furnish a float with distinctive Masonic 
insignia thereon and be in a parade of patriotic or civic 
purpose or nature ? . . . On full reflection I feel that such 



64 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

float might set a dangerous precedent and for that reason 
feel it should not be furnished. 

Membership 107,738. Net loss 2,559. 

D. Burns Douglass was elected Grand Master. 

From the address of the G.M. Elect: 

We do not measure the worth of a man by his financial 
statement; on the other hand, we should not knowingly 
admit an applicant whose probable objective would be to 
capitalize his membership for pecuniary gain or beneficial 
assurance. 

The excellent Reviews by Elmer F. Gay are not pub- 
lished in the Proceedings, but are incorporated, in each issue 
of "The Indiana Freemason." 

Canada: 

The Mayor of Toronto gave a very pleasing address 
of welcome. 

The following excerpt is taken from the splendid add- 
ress of the G.M.: 

A lodge is, in very truth, a place from which no 
Brother should stay away because he is unemployed or be- 
cause he is unable to pay his dues. It is just when he is 
in that unhappy condition that he should seek to find respite 
at the meetings of his lodge. 

Committee on 'Condition of Masonry': 

We surely have a duty to perform, not only as Masons, 
but as citizens of the great Empire to which we belong, 
in using our united influence in endeavouring to usher in 
an era of peace and good will. We would like to think of 
a day when there will be no more strife and bitterness, no 
more war and bloodshed, of a time 'when man, though not 
loving his country less, shall more than country, love his 
fellow man', a time 

"When the common sense of most shall hold the 
fretful realms in awe, 
And the kindly earth shall slumber, rapt in uni- 
versal law." 

Bro. Ponton submits the Reviews in his usual excellent 
manner. We are sorry that Indiana is not included. 

Included in "The Indiana Freemason" is "The Scroll", 
published monthly by the students of Journalism of the 
Indiana Masonic Home High School. The aim of the Scroll 
is to pave a way for better Journalistic writing and to 
acquaint the Masons of Indiana with the happenings of the 
school and the home. 

The Grand Representative of Indiana is Donald M. 
Sutherland, of Woodstock, a worthy type of the Brotherhood 
of solidarity. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 65 

IOWA, 1938 

Harry A. Palmer, Grand Master. 

C. C. Hunt, Grand Secretary. 

The Proceedings are adorned by the fine intelligent 
features of the Grand Master. We quote from his biography: 

Our retiring G.M. was born in the village of Stoke- 
upon-Tern, Shropshire, England ... He is something of a 
philosopher and he delights to render service to his fellow 
men. 

"Let him not boast who puts his armor on 
As he who puts it off, the battle done." 

We always find him in the thick of the fight for his 
Masonic principles. The rich expereince which the office 
of G.M. gave him will be used by him to render greater 
service to the Craft he has loved and served so long. 

Public Exercises prior to opening of Grand Lodge. 

Invocation. 

Give us a renewed sense of gratefulness for those prin- 
ciples which our forefathers wove into the fabric of this 
land, and grant that we may strive to serve more abundantly 
in our lives those principles which will bring fruit in that 
peace which comes only to those who trust in Thee. 

The Grand Matron, EASTERN STAR was presented 
and said: 

The ideal member of any organization is one, I believe, 
who tries to practice the teachings of his Order, and I can- 
not help but sense in this assembly, this morning, that each 
of you is what I would call an ideal member. 

The Eastern Star and the Masonic Fraternity have a 
common interest. We have faced many of the same prob- 
lems during the past few years, and undoubtedly we shall 
face similar problems in the years to come, which will 
require wisdom and courage. 

The Ninety-fifth Annual was held at Waterloo, June 
14, 1938. 

Fourteen of the seventeen P.G.M.s were present and 
honoured. 

Distinguished guests were welcomed from Washington, 
Nebraska, and Missouri. 

From the address of the Grand Master: 

"Prove thou the stone which I have brought, 
Judge thou the task my hands have wrought, 
My hands unskilled! Ah, much I fear 
Their work imperfect will appear.*' 



66 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

This report we have learned to call the "Grand Master's 
Address." Strictly speaking it is not an address calling for 
oratorical ability or literary skill; it is an administrative 
report. 

Some six hundred Master Masons gathered . . . princi- 
pally to honor our beloved Grand Secretary as Honorary 
Past Grand Master of Iowa. 

In Memoriam: 

"When I go down to the sea by ship, 
And death unfurls the sail, 
Weep not for me, for there will be 
A living host on the other coast 
To beckon and cry, 'All Hail'." 

The Schools of Instruction are under the general direc- 
tion of the Custodians of the Work, these distinguished 
brethren who have labored in the quarries for so many 
years and are still turning rough ashlars into finished 
ritualists. 

If that Constitution be attacked,, either from within 
our country or from without, Freemasonry will give us men 
to defend it; Great hearts, strong minds, true faith, and 
willing hands. 

Sojourners' Club of Arizona — This organization per- 
forms a very efficient fraternal service in connection with 
Masons cared for in the Veterans' Hospital and relies for 
assistance upon voluntary contributions. 

Freemasonry's organization in the main is along the 
same broad lines as our national government — democratic, 
self-governing, with its legislative, judicial, and executive 
powers clearly defined and separated. In this form of or- 
ganization we rejoice. 

The freedom that all English-speaking people possess 
was not born overnight, or by the stroke of a pen, nor was 
it won by the passing of resolutions. It was gained as the 
result of centuries of struggle; Our forefathers had to fight 
for it and fight long and hard. Men fought for centuries 
in England against legitimate centralized tyrannical power 
to win for us little by little, here a little, there a little, line 
line and precept upon precept, those rights and liberties 
which we take for granted today and which we apparently 
treat so lightly. 

It does not matter by what name one calls them. The 
essential feature is the same — power centralized in the 
hands of a relatively small class or group who are not only 
the political rulers but the economic dictators over their 
countries, maintaining themselves in power by methods 
odious to a free people, such things as secret police, one- 
party systems, purges, and liquidations. 



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What is the dominant picture in the public life of 
America today? Is it not an utterly ridiculous class 
struggle? Is it not a purely selfish fight between the 
various groups of our citizenry ? 

"Awake! Awake! put on strength 
O arm of the Lord! 
Awake, as in the ancient days, 
In the generations of old! 

"As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew 
That descended upon the mountains of Zion; 
For there the Lord commanded the blessing, 
Even life for evermore." 

The Grand Master of Missouri: 

The profane must stop at a certain point, but the 
Mason, because he is a Mason, goes just a little further. He 
adds a plus to life, if you please, and I am quite sure you 
will agree with me this afternoon as I look out upon this 
life of which we are a part, that there are two great things 
which society needs today, and I think the chief mission 
of you and me as Masons is to remember these needs to 
society. 

Masonic Service Association. 

The Committee has suggested to the national Associ- 
ation that as interchange of ideas between the various 
Grand Jurisdictions of useful and successful promotional 
and educational projects would be of great value, and have 
offered to place all of the material originated by us at the 
disposal of the national Association for distribution to other 
member jurisdictions. Some of our material has been sent 
to them. 

Grand Lodge Library: 

The present library staff, although all well-chosen and 
diligently employed, need the services of a trained library 
cataloguer to properly complete this task and unlock the 
doors to this great accumulation of valuable matter that so 
far has, figuratively speaking, been heaved over into the 
rubbish until future ages find the jewels therein contained. 

Membership 67,238. Net loss 437. 

Definite information has come to your Committee on 
Grand Lodge Recognition that the Grand Lodge of Denmark 
is unworthy; we, therefore, recommend that recognition be 
discontinued. 

Evidently they are in touch with the wrong Grand Lodge. 

From the Report of Fraternal Dead: 

Although they are gone from us in the flesh, yet by 
the wondrous gift of memory they are still with us in their 
thoughts, words, and actions, and their influence is a very 
present guide and comfort to us. 



68 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

"Those that he planted in the house of the Lord shall 
flourish in the courts of our God." (Psalm 92; 13) 

How beautiful the sad and stately MUSIC of the 90th 
Psalm, for many generations the funeral hymn of humanity, 
singing of the mortality of man in immortal words. It does 
not leave us comfortless, for in the concluding lines we hear 
the stirring note of triumph: 

"And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us; 
and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the 
work of our hands establish thou it." 

Masonic Sanitarium: 

Number now in residence, 46. The gratuitous service 
of the physicians and dentists has been of inestimable 
value. 

Realff Ottesen was elected Grand Master. His biography 
says: 

A dynamic personality, a tireless worker, a legally 
trained mind and a desire for service; all useful ingredients 
in making a Grand Master. 

From the In Memoriam pages: 

"I know he will awake 
And smile on me as he did yesterday; 
And he will have some gentle word to say, 
Some kindly deed to do; for loving thought 
Was warp and woof of which his life was wrought. 
He is not dead. Such souls forever live 
In boundless measure of the love they give." 

The Fraternal Correspondence is by Ernest R. Moore. 
One who has the honour of being in the line of succession 
of the Great Louis Block has indeed a great responsibility. 
We quote from his Foreword: 

COURAGE must be had, faith held, and justice conceded 
in full measure. Joseph Fort Newton said this in a few 
words: "Courage is the kind of stuff and quality of spirit 
we need to preach and practice our Masonic faith in the 
world of today. It takes high courage to preach peace in 
a world armed to the teeth, and still piling up guns and 
bombs! Nevertheless, we must do it! 'Sir', said wise old 
Dr. Johnson, 'Courage is the first of all virtues, for without 
it there is no security for any other virtue.' Courage is 
the basis of every virtue, as it is the very core of faith. 
Even God can do nothing with a coward except frighten 
him out of his wits. But courage is not enough; we must 
have conscience — a keener, clearer moral insight to guide 
us through the maze of a terribly tangled time." 

The weary reviewer, at times bored with platitudes and 
sameness, finds full recompense in the manifest sincerity, 
the uniform desire to accomplish good, and in the renewed 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 69 

conviction that Masonry is a living, moving moral force 
that has maintained and will maintain a large place in our 
moral, intellectual, and religious life. 

Under British Columbia: 

A few weeks ago it was my solemn duty to officiate 
at the scattering of the ashes of a well-known yachtsman 
on the waters of the Gulf of Georgia. A rainy, stormy day, 
a rocking little ship . . . the eldest son about to throw his 
father's ashes upon the waves . . . From horizon to horizon 
there came a glorious unbroken rainbow, framing apparently 
under its exact centre the fair-haired boy! A poet, an 
artist, a "speculative" Freemason, could not help but see 
therein a double sacrament — the light of the sun-shine _ of 
hope on a departing storm, and a symbol of the all-embracing 
care of the Creator of the Universe. 

From California this verse: 

"Columbus found a world, and had no chart 

Save one that faith deciphered in the skies . . . 
Our knowledge is a torch of smoky pine 

That lights the pathway but one step ahead, 

Across a void of mystery and dread. 
Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine, 

By which alone the moral heart is led 
Unto the thinking of the thought divine." 

From Louisiana: 

The Editor of "The Three Rings" in Prague, CZECHO- 
SLOVAKIA, writes: 

"The day when Freemasons could devote all their time 
and energies to deeds of charity and to retrospective ritual- 
istic activities is forever gone. Today the whole structure 
is under fire, and our responsibilities as Masons reach be- 
yond our lodges and beyond our jurisdictions. The old 
principle that the Freemasons as such must not bring up 
politics does not and cannot mean that he should stand 
aside in the battle for civilization and humanity." 

Manitoba has the "jitters": 

Just now if we believe what we read and hear, world 
conditions are just about at the breaking point. Your 
recent Prime Minisiter Stanley Baldwin, said not so long 
ago, "When there are madmen about, one should carry a 
good stick." In other words re-armament is the only solu- 
tion. Why are there so-called madmen in the world today? 
Why have we a Stalin in Russia, a Mussolini in Italy, and 
a Hitler in Germany ? We do not claim to be an authority 
upon International Relations or Problems, but we venture 
the assertion that the old Czarist regime with its Rasputins 
et a! must answer for the debacle of the Russian Empire . . . 



70 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Canada is well reviewed and he quotes at length: 

As a frontispiece the volume displays the benign and 
intellectual face of Grand Master W. J. Dunlop. 

The address of the G.M. is the outstanding feature of 
the Proceedings. No reviewer's mere comment can do it 
justice. Only by liberal quotation can the quality of it be 
disclosed. 

On "The King" his reference is the fullest and in the 
best taste of anything that has yet appeared. 

He submits a good and not overly long report on the 
Scottish Bicentenary. 

He found an unusual annoyance in some anonymous 
communications and on the subject expresses an opinion 
that is justifiably sharp. 

He devoted himself assiduously to his work and visited 
widely among his constituent lodges. 

His comment on subversive activities is a message by 
itself. It should be widely read and must not be condensed 
nor garbled. 

One of the longest, and best, reports was presented by 
the Committee on the Condition of Masonry. The thought- 
ful quality is found in the opening sentences. 

The report on Fraternal Dead is a scholarly production. 

The last but by no means least is the Fraternal Review- 
furnished by Bro. Ponton. . . He is keen in comment and 
discriminating in quotation. He gives many pages to Iowa, 
reporting fully, quoting liberally, and commending the work 
of Bro. Palmer as excellent. 

Oregon: 
"Give me faith, Dear Lord, to light my way, 

The strength to bear each load that life may bring, 

Help me to live my best, and every way, 

Cause some discouraged soul with joy to sing. 

For this I know; all that I give to life 

Shall be returned in Life's New Day. 

So keep me free from selfish greed and strife, 

And let Thy will be mine, Dear Lord, I pray." 

Philippine Islands: 

Whenever a state inaugurates a reign of terror, the 
poisonous plant of voluntary denunciation flourishes like a 
loathsome weed; when it is agreed on principle that denun- 
ciations shall be tolerated and are even desirable, otherwise 
decent folk are driven by fear to play the part of informer. 

Saskatchewan : 

The report of the Credential Committee is of course 
perfunctory, but in connection with "nothing" a quotation is 
injected that will bear repeating: 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 71 

"When a man ain't got a coat, and he's feelin' kind of 

blue, 
And the clouds hang dark and heavy, an' won't let the 

sunshine through, 
It's a great thing, my Brethren, for a feller just to 

lay 
His hand upon your shoulder in a friendly sort of way. 

"Oh, the world's a curious compound with its honey 

and its gall, 
With its cares and bitter crosses; but a good world 

after all; 
And a good God must have made it— leastways that's 

what I say, 
When a hand rests on my shoulder in a friendly sort of 

way." 

There is no Grand Representative of Iowa listed. 

IRELAND 

Not received. Grand Representative, Walter S. Her- 
rington, K.C., of Napanee, historian and scholar, the very 
best man for the post. 

KANSAS, 1938 

Charles B. Erskine, Grand Master. 

Elmer F. Strain, Grand Secretary. 

Albert K. Wilson, Grand Secretary Emeritus. 

The Eighty-second Annual was held in Topeka, Feb. 
16, 1938. 

Distinguished visitors were received and welcomed from 
Nebraska and Wisconsin. 

Seventeen P.G.M.s were welcomed in the Grand East. 

Canada's Grand Representative, George 0. Foster duly 
answered roll call. 

The total representation in Grand Lodge was 791. 

We quote from the eloquent address of the Grand 
Master: 

I come before you this morning in a dual character, 
representing both Speculative and Operative Masonry, the 
Spiritual aftd the Material. In the speculative or spiritual 
field, this office is the index of those Symbolic Columns, 
Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty. 

There are certain fundamental truths which cannot be 
discarded. They are fixed, established, proved, and we must 
not stray from them. They are the beacon lights set by 



72 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

THE MASTER. They, and they alone, "Point out the path 
that leads to happiness." While we may cautiously explore 
unknown seas and unknown lands of thought and endeavor, 
yet we must ever keep those beacon lights in view or we 
are lost." 

The Great Beacon Light of Masonry is the Holy Bible. 
Our teachings are taken from it. In the Holy Bible we 
find charted man's knowledge of God and his relationship 
to God. 

A recent sermon stated. "In emancipating ourselves 
from many old-fashioned rules, we have become a genera- 
tion which tries to live in airy ideals without strict standards. 
An ideal is something we hold up before ourselves; a 
standard is something we hold ourselves to. We have plenty 
of the former but few of the latter. From the national 
capital down to the nursery we are afflicted with a breezy 
indefiniteness." 

Father Time is a great instructor. 

We need the Great Pilot at the helm of our nation 
and our Fraternity. 

No truer words were ever written than these: "The 
precepts and the laws are preserved and you can read and 
make them your own. But you must know that words are 
naught till they are made alive; until the lessons they con- 
tain become a part of head and heart." 

Of District Deputies he says: 

Business training and experience prove that one should 
have an efficient staff to do preliminary work. It is inevi- 
table that men who make decisions must rely for information 
upon those who can give the time and attention necessary 
to collect and study data. 

Consolidations. 

I have felt that this has been constructive work. A 
dead lodge, one not meeting regularly, hurts the cause of 
Masonry. I have contacted the lodges receiving the brethren 
and encouraged them to make the new members more than 
welcome. Old ties are hard to break, but new ties, even 
stronger, may be forged by united effort. 

The following letter was sent to a ledge whose warrant 
was not paid due to the failure of their bank after .the 
cheque was issued: 

You are hereby commanded to make a substantial pay- 
ment to the Grand Secretary at once, and to continue mak- 
ing such payments as rapidly as possible until the amount 
not realized on the above named warrant has been entirely 
liquidated; such liquidation must be completed by the close 
of this calendar year. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 73 

The Laws of Masonry in Kansas are known to you and 
therefore it is not necessary for me to point out what may 
follow should you refuse or fail to obey an order of the 
M. W. Grand Master. 

The lodge replied: 

And furthermore Sabetha Lodge demands a hearing 
before the Grand Lodge of Kansas at its annual communi- 
cation at Topeka regarding this warrant. 

Five corner-stones were laid. 

The Masonic Home is reported as operating smoothly 
and efficiently. 

Trials and Punishments. 

It is but natural, in an organization as large as ours, 
that some members will violate their vows and bring dis- 
honor upon themselves and their brethren. We cannot 
prevent this. We should, however, always be careful to 
admit to membership only those of clean minds, good 
character and of good repute. The members of an inves- 
tigation committee have a most important duty to perform. 
They should carefully scrutinize the whole life of the 
petitioner, especially so when he has not always lived in 
the community. 

The Committee on Necrology report: 

Let us always believe in the silent sweetness of the 
receding world, when we hear Time's tidal waves breaking 
on the shores of God's vast eternity, that it is always better 
beyond; for man's exit, if he be a believer, is more blessed 
than man's advent. 

Our sadness is sweetened by the fact that they were 
soldiers of the King while with us, and, now embosomed 
in mother earth, they are still subjects of the King and 
shall be until the resurrection clay. 

Brother Albert Noah Smith delivered the Oration: 

Think not that thou shalt escape, for if thou altogether 
holdest thy peace at this time, deliverance will arise at 
another place and thou and thy father's house will be de- 
stroyed, and who knowest whether thou art come to the 
kingdom for such a time as this? And that youth responded, 
"Pray for me and I will go in and if I perish, I perish." 

Does Masonry of Kansas, and of the world, have the 
courage, the daring, the loyalty, the sacrificial spirit, the 
loving devotion to go on? 

And who knoweth, oh Masonry, "whether thou art 
come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" 
"Give us men, 
Men from every rank, 
Fresh and free and frank, 



74 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Men of thought and reading, 

Men of royal breeding. 

Men of faith and not of faction, 

Men of lofty aim and action, 

Men who never fail their brothers, 

Men who never shame their mothers. 

Give us men." 

"Give us" men. 
Men who, when the tempest gathers, 
Grasp the standard of the fathers, 
In the thickest of the fight. 
Men who strike for home and altars, 
Let the coward cringe and falter, 
God defend the right. 
Men who tread where saints have trod, 
Men for country and for God. 

Give us men." 

Lincoln the Man of the People. 

The color of the ground was in him, the red earth, 

The tang and odor of the primal things — 

The rectitude and patience of the rocks. 

So came the Captain with the mighty heart; 

And when the step of earthquake shook the house, 

Wresting the rafters from their ancient hold. 

He held the ridge-pole up and spiked again 

The rafters of the Home. He held his place — 

Held the long purpose like a growing tree — 

Held on through blame and faltered not at praise, 

And when he fell, in whirlwind, he went down 

As when a kingly cedar, green with boughs, 

Goes down with great shout upon the hills, 

And leaves a lonesome place against the sky. 

If America ever falls, which God forbid, it will be be- 
cause of Americans themselves, their ignorance, their in- 
difference, their neglect, and her Masonry comes to quicken 
the sense of the duties of citizenship. 

This is the gospel of labor. Ring it ye bells of the 
kirk, 

The Lord of Love came down from above to dwell 
with the men that work 

Here is the rose that He planted, here is this thorn- 
cursed soil. 

Heaven is blest with sweetest rest, but the blessing 
of earth is toil. 

Our homes today are such button homes. Push a button, 
you have light; push a button, you have heat; push a button, 
you have music; and there you have it. Your grandfather 
and mine had no buttons. 



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The farmer went to the pasture, harnessed a team and 
hauled my car out of the ditch. When I was ready to go 
I said to the man, "How much do I owe you?" "Oh, you 
don't owe me anything. The only thing I ask of you is, 
if you ever see anyone in the ditch, help him out." "Just 
pass it on. Help any man you see in the ditch." I thought 
the farmer and I had started an endless chain. 

We must use or lose and God's work will go on. 

May I paraphrase a writing of John Oxenham for our 
call today: 

Where are you going, Masonry 
With your eager face and your fiery grace, 

Where are you going, Masonry ? 
To fight a fight with all my might 
For truth and justice, God and right, 
To grace all life with His fair light. 

Then God go with you, Masonry. 

Where are you going, Masonry? 
To lift today above the past, 
To make tomorrow sure and fast, 
To nail God's colors to the mast. 
Then God go with you, Masonry. 

Henry S. Buzick, Jr. was elected Grand Master. 

The reviews are from the master hand of that veteran, 
Albert K. Wilson. Being somewhat limited in space, he 
found it necessary to curtail the usual comments and only 
give excerpts from addresses and reports of committees. 

From the review of British Columbia: 

Learn first, then teach. Learn what ? Teach what ? 
That which the volume of the Sacred Law enjoins in its 
earliest pages, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all 
thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." 
— "And thy neighbour as thyself." 

Florida's G.M. says: 

Freemasonry of the Ancients is history. Freemasonry 
of the present is with us now. Freemasonry of the future 
will be largely iniluenced in this Grand Jurisdiction by the 
preservation of those ancient landmarks which will be passed 
on by the present day Masons. We should be zealous in 
keeping the beautiful tenets of our fraternity unsullied, 
unchanged and unencumbered, that the brethren of the 
future may look back upon us with the same respect and 
admiration as we do upon the great patrons and leaders 
of Masonry who have long since crossed over the great 
divide. 

The writer ventures to suggest that Masonry in the 
future will not only 'Be largely influenced' by the preserva- 



76 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

tion of the Ancient Landmarks and Charges, but unless 
these fundamentals are to remain the corner stone of the 
Fraternity, the Institution must fall. 

The G.M. of Mexico pays a tribute to a faithful and 
zealous Brother: 

John I. Newell was to me a friend, a man and a Mason. 
More than that I often sought his good counsel and advice, 
and I always found him eager and happy to be of assistance 
to me. 

Minnesota gives him this verse: 
"Let me be a little kinder, let me be a little blinder 
To the faults of those about me, let me praise a little more, 
Let me be, when I am weary, just a little bit more cheery 
Let me serve a little better, those that I am striving for, 
Let me be a little braver, when temptation bids me waver; 
Let me strive a little harder to be all that I should be, 
Let me think more of my neighbour, a little less of me." 

This from Montana: 

Our order was born in the twilight of time. The mys- 
teries of the priestcraft of Egypt, the Collegia of Rome, 
the groves and lyceums of the Philosophers of Athens, the 
secret teaching of the Essenes, the mystics of India, the 
Parsees, the Magi, the Brahmins and Buddhists, the Ancient 
Hebrews, Christianity, and many other great moral forces 
contributed to the laying of the cornerstone, foundation and 
structure of the edifice which we call Masonry of today. 

Panama's Proceedings are printed in Spanish: 

Here where I am, in the midst of the ocean, where the 
influx of passions does not reach and if they would reach 
it would be appeased by the murmur of the waves, or all 
evil would lose itself with the atmosphere of clearness of 
the sky, full of glittering clouds during the sunshine and 
of miriads of stars like eyes of an invisible Deity shining 
during night time. — I commit myself for a long moment to 
meditation, and my thoughts wander to the things that are 
dearest to me; my family, that is, my intimate little home; 
my country, which makes up the national home and Free- 
masonry which is the universal home, the safe refuge w T here 
men shall arrive together one day in search of fraternal 
love, of education, of justice and equality. And I think 
that my beloved PANAMA, due to her situation in the path- 
way of the modern world, she is the point where the 
masonic doctrines could be spread with the highest ampli- 
tude, to make during future days the complete happiness 
of humanity. 

We quote from South Australia: 

Even among the heathen the ancient landmarks were 
regarded as under the protection of Heaven. The Greeks 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 77 

had a god named Leus Horios, who watched the ancient 
landmarks, and avenged their violation. The Romans also 
had a god named Terminus, whose functions were similar. 
In modern usage the term landmark had come to mean a 
custom or moral principle handed down from the past and 
regarded as settled and established. Such landmarks were 
found in the realm of jurisprudence. 

The Grand Representative of Kansas is Timothy C. 
Wardley, of Elora. His accent alone is worth a million in 
kindly dividends. 

KENTUCKY, 1937 

Innes B. Ross, Grand Master. 

Alpheus E. Orton, Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and Thirty-seventh Annual was held 
at Louisville, Oct. 19, 1937. 

A gavel made of wild cherry tree, recovered from the 
flood of 1937 on the Masonic Home grounds, and made by 
the boys, was presented to the Grand Master. 

Distinguished visitors were presented and welcomed 
from D. of C, California, Virginia, West Virginia and Mis- 
souri. 

Twenty-two P.G.M.s, a splendid number and a record, 
were honoured and graced the Grand East. 

Canada's Grand Representative, Fred Acker, was duly 
present. 

From the Address of the Grand Master: 

"The year has gone, 
And with it, too — 
Some deeds I'd fully meant to do! 
And which I cannot now recall, 
But God has made a list of all." 

The flood gave to the brotherhood . . . the opportunity 
to give of ourselves as well as of our substance, and to 
carry out the true and living principles of brotherly love 
without stint and without reserve. 

We are living in a world that needs as never before 
the principles of Freemasonry, especially the cement of 
good will and fraternity. Ours is a world that in a peculiar 
sense is torn asunder by various hatreds and divisions. Of 
course, our own fair land has been spared many of the 
dangers of revolution and war to which the older countries 
are heir. But still as we look about us in America today, 
there is much to distress us. 

We multiply laws until there are millions of them, and 
there still remains one law that sums up all the rest — 



78 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Love one another. We pass through the portal into this 
new world of fragrant, operative friendship. 

We enter because, in a way, we must. No one can say, 
'Let well enough alone', if he looks about him. 

I have not been able to visit every lodge; but I believe 
I am safe in saying that every lodge in the state was rep- 
resented in some district meeting held. 

The Constitution of the U. S. bears within its words 
the hallmarks of Freemasonry, plain for the initiate to read, 
easy for the non-Mason to comprehend if he knows even 
the outlines of what Freemasonry is and for what it stands. 
Consider for a moment the Preamble: 

We the people of the United States, in order to form 
a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic 
tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the 
general Welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to our- 
selves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Con- 
stitution for the United States of America. 

"We, the people." Not "we, the deputies," not "we, 
the Governors," not "we, the wealthy, the powerful, the 
strong, the ruling class, the aristocrats," but "we, the 
people." 

Under Necrology: 

I would that we might think of them as having wrapped 
the draperies of their couch about them and laid down to 
pleasant dreams. 

"So be my passing! 
My task accomplished and the long day done, 
My wages taken, and in my heart 
Some late lark singing! 
Let me be gathered to the quiet west, 
The sundown splendid and serene, 
Death—" 

From the Memorial to Benjamin Kavanaugh: 

"There is something splendid about the democracy of death. 
For this is the Life to come 
Which men have made more glorious 
For each to strive to follow; may we reach 
The purest heaven, be to other souls 
The Cup of strength in some great agony, 
Enkindle generous ardor, feed pure love, 
Beget the smiles that have no cruelty, 
Be the sweet presence of a good diffused 
And in diffusion ever more intense — 
So shall we join the choir invisible 
Of these immortal dead 
Whose music is the gladness of the world. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 79 

Reconsecration night: 

"No law of chance, no memory holds me clown, 
The day is mine. 
If all the shattered buildings of my dreams 

Lie at my feet, 
The ruins give me footing — further rest, 
Today is mine." 

I wish to express at this time the sincere appreciation 
of the Grand Lodge and the Masons throughout the flooded 
area for the excellent work done by the Relief Committee. 
The service rendered evidenced the great spirit of Masonry — 
love for their brethren. 

Decisions — "A lodge may hold its meeting on the first 
floor; but in such case great care shall be exercised in 
guarding the lodge room from cowans and eavesdroppers ? 
That I could see no objections to having their lodge room 
in the basement of a church, provided the windows and 
openings above the ground were well protected and guarded 
against the evils in the regulation cited, but thought it quite 
appropriate that a lodge room should be connected with a 
church." 

I understand that the owner wants to deed the property 
to the church and the Masonic order. This may be done by 
a deed conveying it to the two and recite in the deed that 
it is to be used for the purpose of erecting a building Co 
be used by the church and the Masonic order, and for this 
purpose only; and in the event it ceases to be used for these 
purposes, the land to revert to the person who deeds it, 
if that is his desire. 

One who is engaged in the manufacture or sale cf in- 
toxicating liquors as a beverage is ineligible. If the appli- 
cant is an employee engaged in selling intoxicating liquors 
to be used as a beverage, he is ineligible but if his em- 
ployment in the sale of such liquors as a beverage is that 
of a bookkeeper, watchman, stationary engineer or man of 
that type, he would be eligible. 

"Forgiving the ones who have hurt us so, 

Lifting the weary, the fallen low; 

Easing the ache that will not go — 

That's the spirit of Christmas. 
"Help me in all work I do, 

To ever be sincere and true; 

And know that all I'd do for You 

Must need be done for— OTHERS." 

Brother Cowles presented gold plaques to the Grand 
Lodges of Sweden and Scotland on behalf of the G.L. of 
Kentucky. He also visited BULGARIA and feels there is 
no doubt about the regularity of the Grand Lodge of Bui- 



80 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

garia. It is an agricultural country, and most of the people 
are peasants; in fact, the word 'Bulgar' means 'Peasant 
plowman'. That the personnell of the G.L. of Bulgaria, 
however, really astonished him because of its high class . . . 
That King Boris, of Bulgaria, is favorable to Masonry and 
Brother Cowles believes the moral effect of establishing 
the Supreme Council will be good, as it is not far from 
Italy. Germany and Portugal, which have suppressed Free- 
masonry ... I therefor recommend that the G.L. of Kentucky 
establish relations of amity with the Grand Lodge of 
BULGARIA. 

Our Homes: 

These institutions throughout the whole U. S. speak 
what Freemasonry with its inarticulate to the general public 
except in good works, never says for itself. And I would 
add here that the honor of having been first to establish a 
Widows and Orphans' Home goes to our own state, Ken- 
tucky, which has had a Home dating back to the good year 
of 1867. Seventy years of fruitful service! 

"Be strong! 
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift; 
We have hard work to do; and loads to lift; 
Shun not the struggle, it is God's gift! 

Be strong! 
It matters not how deep intrenched the wrong, 
How hard the battle goes, the day how long; 
Faint not — fight on! Tomorrow comes the song." 

Membership 43,281. Net GAIN 90. Well done! 

Courtesies received and granted.. Fifty-nine requests 
have been made to sister Grand Jurisdictions to confer de- 
grees for Kentucky lodges and eight requests have been 
received by lodges in Kentucky to confer degrees for sister 
Grand Jurisdictions. 

From the address of P.G.M. Black: 

A large percentage of those 'founding fathers' were 
members and active supporters of our institution. We are 
some of their successors, and we should re-dedicate and re- 
consecrate our lives and our better selves to the memory 
of the vows we once in good faith took. 

T. W. Pennington was elected Grand Master. 

From the In Memoriam to Bro. Holland: 

"Four things a man must learn to do 
If he would make his record true; 
To think without confusion clearly; 
To love his fellow-men sincerely; 
To act from honest motives purely; 
To trust in God and Heaven securely." 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 81 

This is the four-square Socratic virtue. 

The late G. Allison Holland and Chester D. Adams 
write the Correspondence report: 

In his Foreword Bro. Adams speaks of the late Bro. 
Holland: 

If our talented brother had lived and had been enabled 
to finish this report, it would have been stamped with his 
scholarship, and there would be running 1 through it that vein 
of Masonic eloquence for which he was noted. 

If the world ever gets back upon a safe aid sane basis, 
it will be when the people of the nations come to recognize 
and practice the principles of Freemasonry. It is there- 
therefore interesting for us once each year to take a look 
at what is being done by Masons in other jurisdictions, and 
we trust that this report will give us a feeling of fraternal 
kinship to the entire world. 

From Iowa: 

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 
unhaunted 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 considerate 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'." 

From Canada: 

No one answered for Kentucky, although C. J. Hamilton 
is listed as our Grand Representative. 

The G.M. said: "I would also remind my brethren that 
the obligation to attend the lodge meeting is just as sacred 
as any other obligation or undertaking which we as Masons 
have assumed. Our ancient brethren were not provided 
with alluring entertainment, but attended their lodges 
throughout the earnest desire to join with their brethren 
in the advancement of the best there is in life." 

We thank him for his kindly references to Canada under 
his comprehensive reviews. 

The Grand Representative of Kentucky is Dr. C. J. 
Hamilton, of Cornwall, good name, good place, will live up 
to them. 



82 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

LOUISIANA, 1938 

Archie T. Higgins, Grand Master. 

D. Peter Laguens, Jr., Grand Secretary. 

The One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Annual was held 
in New Orleans, February 7, 1938. 

The Grand Master said: 

At this time, I am exceedingly proud to present to you 
the Sacred Book of the Law or TRAVELLING BIBLE, and 
to have you participate in rededicating it. 

What an outstanding quality of manhood charity reveals 
and how much of real value it conveys. Who can analyze 
its influences in the hour of deepest need? Who can measure 
its potentialities when illuminated by faith and hope ? 

Grand Bible Bearer, will you now bring forth The 
Sacred Book of Law, the property of the Grand Lodge of 
Rhode Island, and place it on our Altar. 

Brethren, we have been asked to re-dedicate this Book 
now open before us on the Altar, rather should we ourselves 
be re-dedicated by its presence to a more constant and faith- 
ful study of the eternal Word of God and to a renewed 
purpose to become more worthy of the blessings He hath 
bestowed upon us. 

Sixteen P.G.M.s were present and graced the Grand 
East. 

Canada's Grand Representative, Duncan H. Selph, duly 
answered roll call. 

We quote from a letter received from the Grand Matron 
of the Eastern star: 

The members of our Order wish at all times to do all 
that is possible to further the beneficent work of your 
great fraternity and to wish you God speed in all that you 
strive to do . . . It was our pleasure to present 100 all- 
wool blankets to the Masonic Home . . . We were happy 
to donate $25.00 towards the children's Christmas Party . . . 
We are most happy to present to you . . . cheque for $152.85. 

Assuring you that the members of the Order of the 
Eastern Star are glad at all times to join hands with you 
in this wonderful work in Alexandria, and with best wishes 
for a happy, harmonious and constructive session of the 
Grand Lodge of Louisiana. 

Distinguished visitors were introduced from Canada, 
Nebraska, Manitoba, and the Philippine Islands. 

In the splendid address of the Grand Master we read: 

We are gratified to note the enthusiasm, industry and 
courage with which our brethren are facing their problems. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 83 

Everywhere there appears renewed zeal, energy and activity 
of a healthy nature. 

Masonry teaches us to employ our own talents and 
ability to obtain those things which make life worth while. 
This lesson is emblematically taught by the bee hive. Let 
us not have any Masonic drones. 

The urgent need of the hour is men of clear vision and 
uncompromising courage; men whose heads tower above the 
fogs of doubt and the clouds of suspicion into the sunlight 
of unquestioned integrity; men whose public and private 
lives are plumbed by their sincerity, squared by their 
morality, whose daily level recognizes an eternal kinship 
with Divinity. 

Radio and loud speaker facilities were utilized in pre- 
senting Masonic programs, thereby reaching a larger 
audience and leaving a better understanding of as well as 
good will for the Order. 
Necrology: 

"Fast as the rolling seasons bring 
The hour of fate to those we love, 
Each pearl that leaves the broken string 
Is set in Friendship's crown above." 
"As narrower grows the earthly chain, 
The circle widens in the sky 
These are our treasures that remain 
But those are stars that beam on high." 

State of the Order: 

"Nation with nation, land with land, 
U/narmed shall live as comrades free; 

In every heart and brain shall throb, 
The pulse of one fraternity." 
Masonry is appreciated and recognized as a helpful 
and stabilizing influence for good and for the protection of 
the inalienable rights that we have received from the 'Giver 
of every good and perfect gift.' 

Religious Activities: 

Although Masonry is not a religion nor a substitute 
for religion, we admonish our brethren to attend and sup- 
port their respective churches. 

Your Grand Master was glad to have our Fraternity 
recognized as a friend of the various churches and Sunday 
Schools by being requested to appear before their member- 
ship. 

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Con- 
stitution of the United States, your Grand Master, at the 
invitation of the New Orleans Bar Associations, delivered 
an address over the radio. 



84 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Dr. Rutland presented the G.L. of Texas with photo- 
static copies of the official records of the membership of 
Bro. Sam Houston in a Tennessee Lodge. The G.M. of 
Texas emphasized the fact that the G.L. of Louisiana 
chartered the first three Lodges in Texas, 

Our lives are like BUILDINGS' which are being builded 
through the years. A building has many essential and im- 
portant parts but probably every experienced builder would 
consider the foundation most important. The modern temples 
and skyscrapers are built upon bed rock or on pilings driven 
deep down into the solid earth — only so can an enduring 
structure be reared. What about the foundation upon which 
we are building our lives ? Is it dependable ? Will it stand 
the test in all kinds of weather ? The winds of circumstance 
and unstable conditions place tremendous strains upon even 
the best of lives. We need to build upon solid rock — 'The 
Rock of Ages.' 

Let us heed the entreaties of the Bard: 
"Seize the day! Beyond returning 
It will vanish into night; 
While unstilled remains the longing 
In thy soul for love and light. 
Opportunities are fleeting 
When and whither ? Who can say ? 
But an inborn voice e'er prompts thee 
'Passing pilgrim, seize the day!' 

Thou wert born a matchless spirit 
Finding duties, all thine own 
To the temple of the ages 
Aim to add thy little stone." 

Ever remembering — there are no laurels without labor. 

Emerson says a purpose is a companion. Only high and 
noble purposes are helpful in giving greater value to life, 
while the low and ignoble rend to impair our usefulness. 

"Live for something, have a purpose, 
And that purpose keep in view; 
Drifting like a helpless vessel, 
Thou canst ne'er to life be true, 
Half the wrecks that strew life's ocean, 
If some star had been their guide, 
Might have long been riding safely. — 
But they drifted with the tide." 

Membership 20,643. Net loss 304. 

The Chairman of the Masonic Home Board reports: 

Again, we thank the Architect of the Universe that 
death's hand has stayed away from the Home at Alexandria 
during the past year and the health of the 83 children 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 85 

generally is better than it would be among the average 
families in this State. 

Rudolph Latzko, Chairman of The Committee on Cor- 
respondence reports: 

Because of the limited space allotted, we are prevented 
from recording many historic and other data which would 
be instructive to our Brethren, and perhaps tend to inspire 
them to a greater interest in and devotion to the tenets 
and activities of our Order. 

The G.M. of Manitoba admonishes his constituents: 

A heavy responsibility rests upon the Brethren who 
sponsor petitions and also to an even greater extent on the 
Character Committees ... It is the caliber of its members, 
rather than the number that determines the usefulness of 
any Lodge, a fact which is very often lost sight of. 

Masonic Activities Beyond the Confines of the U.S.: 

The International Masonic Association, established in 
Geneva, some years ago, met at Prague as the guests of 
the National Grand Lodges of Czecholsovakia in 1936. Of 
the 33 obediences comprising the Association 18 were rep- 
resented, composed of Grand Lodges in Europe and Central 
and South America. 

The aim of this Association is to bring all Masonic 
Grand Jurisdictions in closer contact with each other, be- 
cause their close co-operation is necessary if humanity at 
large is to benefit from the altruistic purposes of the Craft, 
if Masonry is to be a factor in saving civilization from the 
dangers which threaten it. 

In BELGIUM the Lodges discuss matters relating to 
reciprocal tolerance anil peace, ana\ questions of a philoso- 
phical and political nature in general without however 
taking an active part in party differences, or voting on such 
questions ... If in Belgium, and the Latin Countries in 
general, the work of the Lodges were limited — as it is in 
the Anglo-Saxon Countries — to ritualistic recitations, Free- 
masonry would not have reached its object and would have 
attracted very few adepts. 

In England the munificence of our British Brethren 
found expression in their donating $1,100,000. to the 'Royal 
Masonic Benevolent Institution.' The amount asked was 
only $820,000. 

Sweden confers nine degrees. 

The Symbolic Grand Lodge of Germany in Exile is the 
legal successor and follows the rite of the S. G. L. of Ger- 
many, from which our G. L. has withdrawn our fraternal 
relationship several years ago because of conditions existing 
in that country. 



86 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Charles F. Ratcliffe was elected Grand Master. 
The Grand Representative of Louisiana is Harris C. 
Tugwell, of Toronto, a Veteran of the progressive Arts. 

MAINE, 1938 

Henry R. Gillis, Grand Master. 
Convers E. Leach, Grand Secretary. 

Three special Communications were held for the purpose 
of dedicating new Lodge Halls. 

The One hundred and nineteenth Annual was held in 
Portland, May 3, 1938. 

Rev. Ashley A. Smith, D.D. is one of the eight Grand 
Chaplains of the State of Maine. 

All nine living Past Grand Masters were welcomed and 
honoured. 

The Grand Marshal formed a procession of Stewards 
and Deacons and escorted the distinguished visitors from 
Quebec, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, to the 
hall where they were placed in the East after passing the 
West. 

Canada was duly represented by James Abernethy. 
We quote from the address of the Grand Master: 

The common endeavour has been to promote a construc- 
tive program of activity among the lodges to the end that 
the high standing of the fraternity be maintained. 

Seven hundred and thirty-seven Master Masons of the 
jurisdiction have answered the inevitable summons to the 
Celestial Lodge above. 

Of Brother Loring he says: 

He had those virtues which adorn, dignify and make 
beautiful the human character. "His long life is ended. 
The tale of the full years is told." 

By the will of our late Brother Loring his estate at the 
termination of a trust is bequeathed to the Trustees of the 
Grand Lodge Charity Foundation. 

Membership 36,293. Net loss 539. 

The reports of the D.D.G.M.'s show increased attend- 
ance at the communications of the lodges and increased in- 
terest in the educational programs. 

I recommend that this Grand Lodge continue its mem- 
bership in the Masonic Relief Association. 

The library ranks tenth among the jurisdictions in the 
U.S.A. A library without a reading room can be termed 
such only in name. Space in the Temple should be secured 
for a reading room. 



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Should Grand Lodges be Incorporated Under Civil Law? 

The statistics submitted under this topic were that in 
the U.S. thirty-two G.L.s were incorporated and seventeen 
were not. 

The corporate form has great advantages in the conduct 
of the Grand Lodge business. 

In this, my valedictory, there is one subject that I 
believe must be given particular comment, and that is our 
standing as a moral institution. 

We fear nothing without, only from within can danger 
come. 

The Grand Secretary attended the Grand Secretaries 
Conference and the meeting of the George Washington 
Memorial Association. A Round Table discussion was held. 

We prepared a printed slip calling attention of the 
Unaffiliated Mason to his relationship to the Fraternity and 
requested the secretaries to enclose a copy with a letter to 
those members who had dimitted or had been suspended 
during the past two years. The response to these has been 
most pleasing. 

It was my privilege to be one of a party of 187 Master 
Masons to visit CUBA. There were 125 lodges represented. 

The Committee en Library reported: 

Especially are we indebted to Brother Tatsch, Librarian 
and Curator of Massachusetts who has visited us twice 
during the year and given us valuable advice regarding the 
work. 

The Committee on the Doings of Grand Officers report: 

That in four instances it should be found necessary to 
file charges against members of the craft is to be deplored; 
yet there is a point in connection that should not go un- 
noticed which is that members may not violate their obli- 
gations without becoming liable to censure and action. 

This poem was read at the conclusion of the service for 
Brother Loring: 

GOOD BYE 

blessed life of service and of love, 

Full of such duties as God's angels know! 

His servants serve Him day and night above, 

Thou servedst day and night, we thought, below. 

gentle hands, so busy evermore 

With healing touch and helpful tenderness! 

'Twas yours to lift the burdens others bore, — 
Your sole reward the JOY of usefulness. 



88 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

And yet, Good bye! Good bye! thou faithful soul 
From toil and trouble thou hast earned release. 

Thy weary feet are resting at the goal, 
The stress of living ended in God's peace. 

George F. Giddings was elected Grand Master. 

M.W. William M. Brown, P.G.M. of Virginia was wel- 
comed and addressed Grand Lodge in his usual pleasing 
manner, we quote: 

I believe you have 38,000 members in Maine, and if 
you could bring all of these men together and set them on 
fire and turn them loose to do the job that needs to be done 
in this country of ours, what a different state and what a 
different country this would be. Three and a half million 
Masons certainly ought to be enough to leaven the whole 
lump; but are the Masons leavening the lump of the body 
politic in our country today?" 

"Let me conclude my more or less scattered remarks 
with a story which I heard some years ago from a serious 
friend o? mine. It come from one of the old eastern 
languages and it goes like this: At one time there was a 
man traveling through the desert and he had become worn 
and tired and was looking for an oasis because he knew 
that when he got there he would find food and refreshing 
water. When he reached the oasis he took a little bit of 
rope which he carried along with him to let the bucket down 
into the well. He tied the rope to the handle of the bucket 
and let it down with the expectation of getting a bucket of 
water. But, unfortunately, and to his amazement and con- 
sternation, the rope was too short and the bucket would 
not reach the water. -While he was looking around to see 
if he could find a piece of rope or a bit of string, or some- 
thing of that sort, to lengthen that rope out, he noticed a 
great cloud upon the horizon — a cloud of dust — and finally 
he made out the outline of an Arabian charger upon which 
rode an Arabian chief. While he was wondering whether 
he was friend or foe, the man rode up and, seeing his con- 
sternation, pulled out a piece of rope from his own equip- 
ment and handed it to the stranger and said: 'TIE YOUR 
ROPE TO MINE!' He tied it, the bucket reached the water 
and his thirst was quenched and the two of them sat there 
and conversed together. My brethren, today shall we not tie 
the rope ? Two heads are better than one, the united efforts 
of two are always better than one, and I am here from the 
Old Dominion saying to you: 'Brethren of Maine, tie your 
rope to ours down in Virginia,' and after a while, if each 
one does his bit, and each one supplies his particular piece 
of rope, the Masonic Fraternity will be able to accomplish 
any objective which it sets out to accomplish." 



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Rev. Dr. Joseph Fort Newton addressed Grand Lodge 
on "The Romance of Masonry": 

Masonry was romantic in its origin. I am speaking of 
Masonry as we now know it. In my little book I went 
further back in trying to trace the little threads and strands 
that were woven and builded into Masonry as we have it. 
I am speaking now of the organization of the First Grand 
Lodge. 

At the close of the Middle Ages, in 1717, — just think of 
that date for a moment! Think of the England in which 
that Grand Lodge was organized, about midway between the 
England described in the Journal of George Fox, the Quaker, 
and the Journal of John Wesley, the Methodist. We are to 
celebrate an inner event in the heart of John Wesley this 
month all over the religious world. Not all great events 
take place on fields of battle or in the halls of state or in 
the marts of trade or in the laboratories of science. One 
of the greatest events which changed a whole generation 
took place in the heart of a single man. 

So they went along, and Masonry grew and grew, and, 
as one old writer said it ran until "it ran itself out of 
breath." Why? Because it came in response to a need; 
it was not simply accidental. It was a Divine inspiration 
and, if it began in a tavern, it ended in a great temple of 
human brotherhood. 

Oh, yes! Surely, every Mason ought to know the 
fundamental law which is the basis upon which our structure 
rests. And that is a constitution which has never needed 
to be amended; the reason being, I take it, that it was 
written by a preacher. (Laughter). These differences 
among Masons were not schisms. There was contest but 
not conflict. There was rivalry but not rancor. If you will 
read the letters of Lawrence Dermott, who was one of the 
most famous Masons who ever lived, and the gay, cheery 
and happy way in which he referred to the rivals of the 
Grand Lodge, you will see there was no ill will; there was 
a contest but not a conflict between the Ancients and the 
Moderns. 

There is an ancient dispute between the Grand Lodge 
of Massachusetts and the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania 
about the origin of Masonry in America. We need not go 
too far into that tonight because both of them happen to 
be right; although I think the real right belongs to the 
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania (Laughter). I know that, 
technically, if we come down to the very fine point of the 
matter, something may be said for Massachusetts. Its first 
lodge was organized in 1733; but the first Lodge of Penn- 
sylvania was organized in 1730, and Benjamin Franklin 
joined the Lodge in 1731. 



90 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Think of the romance of Masonry in our war of Inde- 
pendence! Thirty-five of the fifty-five men making that 
Constitution were eminent in the Masonic fraternity. Again 
and again they were deadlocked. As Masons there was a 
peculiar tie between them. They would get together in 
groups and discuss the matter in a different atmosphere, 
and so the deadlock would be broken and they would go on 
until finally they wrote out what Gladstone has said was a 
political and analytical miracle, the like of which we have 
no record, — the Constitution of the United States; the great- 
est document outside of the New Testament on this earth. 

Again and again along the front I saw those starshells 
go up at night, showing in a flash — now green, now yellow — 
the ghastly scene beyow. Just so, the whole World War 
was a gigantic starshell, flashing in its hideous light, re- 
vealing the kind of a world we were living in, and did not 
know it. We had just discovered it. Really, twenty-five 
years ago, when that little sermon was preached, I had no 
idea of what kind of a world it was; and I have just found 
out. 

Yes, we have had a slip backward. If there is evolu- 
tion, we have learned that there is also devolution. 

We speak of our American Revolution. That was a 
revolution upward, a revolution toward liberty and progres- 
sive intelligence. Today the revolution is downward and 
backward. And now the collective despotism that Herbert 
Spencer used to speak about is upon us. 

Years ago my neighbour in New York was Felix Adler, 
one of the greatest men of his generation, the founder of 
the Society of Ethical Culture. 

There were Buddhists, Mohammedans, Parsees, Hebrews, 
Catholics and Protestants; and all meeting in a Masonic 
Lodge. I had the honor of serving as Chaplain that evening. 
At the close of the lodge those men — wearing their native 
garbs, most of them — joined hands about the Masonic altar, 
and I asked each one to pronounce the benediction of his 
own religion in his own language, and then to join with 
me in the Lord's Prayer all together. 

Charles Beard, the dean of American historians, was 
asked how long it would take him to sum up the teachings 
of American history. He said he thought it could be done 
in a week, and as he thought about it longer he thought he 
could do it in a day. After considering it further he. said 

First — He whom the gods would destroy they first make 
mad. 

Second — The mills of the gods grind slowly, but they 
grind exceeding small. 

Third — The bee always fertilizes the flower that it robs. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 91 

Fourth — When it is dark enough we can see the stars. 
So a great living historian summed up the teachings of 
history. Just turn those sayings over in your minds. 

I remember the first time I was there and tea was 
brought in, and I said, "It is a pity that we Americans do 
not have a tea-time where we can relax and indulge in 
chit-chat." The Prime Minister said, "Remember, Doctor, 
we offered you Americans tea once, and you would not take 
it." (Laughter and applause). 

I remember a saying of an old Welsh Preacher, "When 
there is tumult and overturning in the world below, it mean? 
that there is a mighty Divine movement in the realms 
above; something new trying to break into human life; 
some new word of God trying to make itself heard. 

The world is not in accord with the will of God, and 
that which does not fit with his word cannot stand, Brethren; 
it cannot stand. Our duty is to know the way the will of 
God is going and get things out of His way. That is what 
is going on. There will be a new world come out of this 
chaos, a world of fellowship will come out of frustration. 
We cannot now say the form and shape it will take, but 
it will be a better world than we have ever known before. 
(Prolonged applause, the audience rising). 

The Report of Correspondence is by Ashley A. Smith. 
His Foreword is interesting: 

An Early Example of Maine's Liberal Masonic Con- 
servatism. Let us talk a little of what the poet calls, 

"Old unhappy, far-off things 
And battles long ago." 

July 10, 1820, we find this brief proposal, "To consider 
whether a person, who is conscientiously scrupulous against 
taking an oath, can be admitted to the benefits of Masonry 
by solemn affirmation." and this proposal was fully con- 
sidered and debated for nearly four years, when on January 
8, 1824, the report of the committee to which the question 
had been committed brought forward an extended report 
which was adopted by the whole, your committee conceive 
that no Masonic principle is violated in adapting the form 
of the Obligations to consciences of Men equally good and 
true. 

Many Grand Lodges frankly and for the most part cor- 
dially commented upon this action, several mildly protested 
and one of the oldest of our Grand Lodges emphatically 
protested in the following resolution: "That the Grand 
Lodge of Maine be respectfully requested to reconsider the 
resolution adopted by them, proposing a new mode in which 
the degrees of Masonry can be conferred." 



92 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

We are members of an Institution which is alive enough 
to have a growing mind and free enough to "adapt itself to 
new conditions and new duties, remembering that the "Tetter 
killeth, but the spirit giveth life." 

"New occasions teach new duties 
Time makes ancient good uncouth, 
They must upward still and onward, 
Who would keep abreast of truth." 

Of Canada he says: 

In the small brochure of Ontario this year we do not 
find any statistical report of membership. We sadly miss 
the usual Ontario proceedings and give the membership of 
last year which was 101,562, with a net loss of 3,600. There 
were last year 655 chartered lodges on the roll. 

Grand Master Anderson after paying high allegiance 
to the King, spoke of the regretted abdication of Edward 
VIII in these words: "To our great sorrow, and I may say 
to our great disappointment, His Majesty, of his own volition 
relinquished the throne." Surely that, too, would be the 
feeling of the overwhelming majority of Americans. 

A graphic account of the Grand Master's visit to the 
bi-centennary of the Grand Lodge of Scotland is given in 
his report. 

Ontario has met with a grievous loss in the passing of 
their beloved Grand Secretary, R. W. Bro. William McGregor 
Logan, and Maine sends its fraternal sympathy. The Grand 
Master appointed R. W. Bro. Ewart Gladstone Dixon to act 
in this capacity until this Annual Communication. 

We quote from Florida: 

The value of Foreign Correspondents' reports is 
considered by the Grand Master saying that "no less an 
authority than Albert G. Mackey, the famous Masonic 
scholar, author and historian, said that these reports will 
be in the future the germ of Masonic history." 

The Grand Representative of Maine is John B. Way, 
Sault Ste. Marie, faithful, energetic, always ready to do self 
sacrificing work year after year. 

MANITOBA, 1938 

John T. Boyd, Grand Master. 
J. H. C. Russell, Grand Secretary. 

Sixty-third Annual was held in Winnipeg, June 8, 1938. 
Fifteen P.G.M.s graced and adorned the Grand East. 
Canada's Grand Representative, J. C. Walter Reid, was 
not present. He must have had good reason. 



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Distinguished visitors were presented and welcomed 
from Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Minnesota, and North 
Dakota. 

The flags were presented at the Altar, the Brethren 
singing "O Canada" followed by the "International Anthem". 
The flags were placed in the East. 

From the address of the Grand Master: 

Now, it becomes necessary that I present for your 
sympathetic consideration a summary of my stewardship, 
and I do so in a humble spirit. 

In our own Jurisdiction, I have met with encouraging 
optimism, . . . we are justified in facing the future with 
confidence. 

So long as life is full of strife and conflict; so long as 
men are the children of misfortune, adversity, and defeat; 
so long as troubles roll over the earth like sheeted storms; 
so long as dark minds need light and inspiration; so long 
as the pilgrim band, floundering through the wilderness, 
needs a leader and a pillar of cloud by day as well as a 
pillar of fire by night; so long will that Sacred Volume upon 
yonder Altar remain the guide, the hope, the friend, and the 
support of man. 

Our job is to make men; to mend men; to build charac- 
ter into men. It is possible to enrich DEAD THINGS from 
the outside. Soft wood may be veneered with mahogany, 
nickel may be coated with silver, and silver articles plated 
with gold, but living things must be developed from the 
inside. Love, Joy, Justice represent something done with 
man on the inside. 

These are the things for which Freemasonry stands. 
"They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old; 
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them." 

I participated in the One Hundredth Anniversary of the 
Grand Lodge of Texas. This experience was a memorable 
one. The brethren of the Lone Star State totalling approxi- 
mately 95,000 made elaborate plans to commemorate this 
important event in their Masonic history. 

"O, Master Builder, here I bring 
This ashlar as my offering — 
This block entrusted to my care — 
O, try it by Thy faultless square, 
Prove Thou the stone which I have brought, 
Judge Thou the task my hands have wrought — 
My hands unskilled; Ah, much I fear 
Their work imperfect shall appear. 



94 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

"To live as brothers — this our creed, 

To help a fellow-man in need. 

The fatherless — the poor and weak, 

All these in loving thought we seek. 

That in their lonely hour, we may 

Be there to help them on their way. 

Welding the bonds of brotherhood, 

In a great chain of common good. 

Rearing the burdens, sharing things, 

Lifting the world with shining wings. 

All this our creed — our hope, our plan, 

Keeping the faith with God and Man." 
The purpose of these inter-lodge visits is to bring 
mutual pleasure and happiness to those who participate in 
them, but this objective will utterly fail if you try to do 
your lodge business in a wholesale way. 

The spirit of our time seems to predicate rush, hurry, 
bustle, in everything we touch and do. 

We must have directional control in our work and not 
wait around in listless fashion for events to move us . . . 
Our great responsibility and our first duty is to preserve 
the future of the Craft. 

Let me close in the humble hope that our paths in the 
future will be paths of cheerfulness and that we can to- 
gether say: 

I do not ask my God for mystic power 

To heal the sick and lame, the deaf, the blind, 
I humbly ask Thee for the gracious dower 

Just to be kind. 
I do not ask that men with nattering finger 

Should point me out within the crowded mart, 
But only that the thought of me may linger 

In one glad heart. 
I do not pray for palaces of splendor 

Or far amid the world's delights to roam, 
I only ask to know the meaning tender 

Of Home, Sweet Home. 
I do not ask that heaven's treasure 

Upon my little blundering life be spent, 
But, Oh! I ask Thee for the perfect pleasure 

Of calm content. 

Robert Hawkins was elected Grand Master. 

The Committee on the Condition of Masonry report: 

With a little extra effort on the part of Lodge Officers, 
the membership should show an increase, instead of a loss, 
for the current year. We are thinking particularly of what 
might be accomplished in the prevention of suspensions. 



FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE 95 

Albert Palmer has said. "If you want to walk with 
God, find out where the growing edge of civilization is! 
Find out where the unsolved problems are! Find out where 
God is trying to do something for the welfare of humanity. 
And there, at that point, plunge in, and vou will walk with 
God." 

Bro. Rev. Martin delivered an address, "Safeguarding 
our Heritage." 

"When all man's good shall be each man's rule, 
And universal peace lie like a shaft of light 
Across the land, and like a lane of beams athwart 
The sea, through all the circle of the golden years." 

Mr. Winston Churchill recently asked, "What sort of 
a future are we trying to create for ourselves and our 
children ? Is it to be better or worse than that which we 
have inherited ? I am convinced that the aim of every 
statesman worthy of the name must be the happiness of the 
people for whom and to whom he is responsible." 

The Committee on Foreign Relations report: 

An Institution such as the Masonic Order cannot fail 
to feel repercussions in its organization and relationships 
from political and social disturbances in various parts of 
the world. 

Membership 10,658. Net loss 196. 

The Committee on Correspondence (H. M. Kerr, Chair- 
man) report: 

There is a tendency to curb the barnacles which attach 
themselves to the symbolic ship of Masonry and divert the 
activities of too many members into channels forking away 
from the main stream of Masonry. 

Under Alberta: 

The rule requiring one year's service as a Warden is 
very important because it protects the Lodge to some extent 
from having an inexperienced unskilled Master. 

From Canada we quote: 

The Mayor of Ottawa welcomed the delegates. 

The Grand Master opposes lotteries and gambling and 
also draws attention to the office of Grand Registrar to 
which no duty has been assigned. 

The report on Correspondence is furnished by Bro. 
Ponton, in the usual high standard that has characterized 
his previous offerings. 

From Georgia: 

A chorus of 1,200 voices rendered two verses of the 
hymn the Grand Lodge has adopted for its own: 



96 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

"How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, 
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word." 
Emerson says a PURPOSE is a companion. Only high 
and noble purposes are helpful in giving greater value to 
life, while the low and ignoble tend to impair our useful- 
ness. 

"Live for something, have a purpose, 
And that purpose keep in view; 
Drifting like a helpless vessel, 

Thou canst n'er to life be true. 
Half the wrecks that strew life's ocean, 

If some star had been their guide, 
Might have long been riding safely: 
But they drifted with the tide." 
From Washington: 

A Lodge was reprimanded for installing its officers on 
Sunday and the Grand Master ordered the officers installed 
at the next stated communication. Another Lodge also 
received a reprimand for reading a petition before the peti- 
tioned had reached his majority birthday, also one for 
conferring Degrees on a Sunday, in this case healed. 
Four cornerstones were laid during the year. 
The Grand Representative of Manitoba is Frederick 
Cook, of Ottawa, experienced, diplomatic and independent. 

MARYLAND, 1936 

Harry B. Wright, Grand Master. 

Harry C. Mueller, Grand Secretary. 
A Special Communication was called to welcome Bro. Carl 
H. Claudy, and witness two Masonic Plays of which he is 
the author. The audience, thrilled but silent, drank freely 
of the experience of this rural, yet wholehearted, Lodge 
and its members, who were motivated only by — "THE 
GREATEST OF THESE— CHARITY" and "HE THAT 
BELIEVETH." 

A Special Communication was held for the purpose of 
laying the cornerstone of the Salisbury Court House. 

The Semi-Annual Communication was held in Baltimore, 
May 19, 1936. 

When the G.L. was duly opened the Grand Master was 
received. 

P.G.M.s were welcomed and honored. 

A special guest was received from Michigan. 

From the Grand Master's address we excerpt: 

A Lodge is judged by the acts of its individual mem- 
bers. This being true, the members should at all times 
keep this uppermost in their thoughts and actions. 



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The day after the flood, we received the following tele- 
gram from Bro. Gaudy: 

Newspaper reports flood conditions very disturbing. If 
calls on your Grand Lodge for relief should become suffi- 
ciently large to make you welcome Fraternal assistance of 
other Grand Lodges we gladly tender our services to that 
end. In any event be assured of fraternal sympathy from 
your brethren in this association. 

We also contributed S500 to the Red Cross. 

Of the Masonic Home he says: 

Standing as it does, on one of the beautiful hills of 
Maryland soil, we cannot but exclaim, as we climb that hill 
and behold its magnificence and beauty, not surpassed in 
any land, that it is a work of God, for God is Love, and 
surely this is a labor of love. As we enter the Home and 
behold the smiling countenances of the residents, their joy- 
ous cries of satisfaction and comfort, their appreciation for 
all things done for them, our hearts are made glad, our 
emotions give way to our feelings. With it all we offer 
a prayer to God, thanking Him that He permitted us to 
live and witness the fruition of our labors. 

Many cornerstones were laid, among them the Memorial 
Library Building at Williamsport. 

The following poem was dedicated to the Grand Master 
by Bro. C. E. Jones: 

He hails from down on the Eastern Shore, 

A place that's old and full of lore. 

Up the ladder he has climbed to the top, 

Rung by rung without a stop. 

An uphill pull like this means work, 

But he's not the type who would dare to shirk. 

He sits in the East so big and strong, 

Knows what's right and also what's wrong. 

He's the best Grand Master in all the land, 

Using a different glove on each hand. 

A man who can rule us just like that, 

Must of necessity be a real diplomat. 

To guess the name, you needn't be bright, 

I refer to none other than 'Harry B. Wright'. 

The One Hundred and Fiftieth Annual was held in 
Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1936. 

The address of the Grand Master gives us these 
quotations: 

One should and must rejoice that he has been privileged 
to be numbered with that innumerable throng, known to us 
and to the world at large as Ancient, Free and Accepted 
Masons. 



98 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

Physical Defects — "Our Constitution is very clear on 
this subject. I quote: "No Lodge shall initiate, pass or 
raise a candidate whose physical defects prevent him from 
conforming literally to all the requirements of Ancient Craft 
Masonry; provided, however, that in cases of candidates 
who have been impaired or incapacitated in the service of 
the Army or Navy of the U.S., in line of duty, the Grand 
Master is authorized to waive disabilities which do not 
prevent substantial compliance with the requirements of 
initiation, passing or raising.' All requests so far have 
been refused. 

-Membership 29,856. Net loss 260. 

The Grand Lecturer's report states: 

The Grand Lodge of Maryland was instituted practically 
the same time as the birth of the Republic and about four 
years after the recognition of the Nation's Independence, 
and it has seen the Constitution of the U.S. adopted and 
has lived and prospered for one hundred and fifty years 
under ita guidance. 

Canada has the distinction of being represented by the 
Grand Master, Harry B. Wright. 

Harry B. Wright was unanimously re-elected Grand 
Master. 

The Grand Representative of Maryland is H.R.H. Ken- 
ner, of Peterborough, a distinguished educationist and a 
leader in boys' academic work. 

MARYLAND, 1937 
SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 

Harry B. Wright, Grand Master. 

Harry C. Mueller, Grand Secretary. 

A Special Communication was held in Baltimore, April 
29, 1937 to again welcome Bro. Carl H. Claudy, Executive 
Secretary, The Masonic Service Association, and members 
of The Fellowcraft Club who presented Bro. Claudy's play 
"Greater Love Hath No Man". About 300 Brethren were 
present. 

Bro. Claudy told how this and the other two plays, as 
well as all of the vast amount of information and service 
obtained through The Masonic Service Association, was made 
possible: 

Some one to write it . . . Carl H. Claudy. 

Some one to publish it . . . Masonic Service Association. 

Some one to make it possible . . . All Grand Jurisdic- 
tions who are members of the Association. 



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A rising vote of thanks was given Bro. Claudy and 
The Fellowcraft Club. 

The One Hundred and Fiftieth Communication was 
opened with a Memorial Service. 

From a letter of Franklin D. Roosevelt: 

I shall be with you in spirit . . . These historic anni- 
versaries are of deep significance in our Masonic annals. 
They emphasize the strength and vitality of Masonic prin- 
ciples. 

From the address at the grave of Thomas Shryock: 

We are, indeed, today living in a most auspicious time. 
We know that Masonry is ever-synonymous with the great 
institutions of our land. 

When we have passed out of this mortal existence may 
it be said of us as we can say of him: 

"A bright brave memory 

His a stainless shield 
No shame defaces, no envy mars 

The record of an honored life revealed 
His name, a star among eternal stars." 

From the address at the grave of Charles Christopher 
Homer, Jr.: 

"Bro. Homer was a dutiful and devoted son, proud of 
his parentage, showing his love and esteem, at all times, 
to those who gave him birth. 

"When the brittle thread of his life was broken, he was 
undobteclly garnered into that haven of rest and peace 
where there is no troubling, no wandering of mourners 
about the streets." 

At the grave of our late Grand Master, Warren S. 
Seipp: 

"He dreamed of a great Masonic monument . . . His 
dream has come true, and has been translated into the stone 
and cement, which form the Masonic Home of Maryland, 
which looks across the beautiful valley before us to this 
"silent city of the dead", where he too sleeps. 

"He was a master workman familiar with all the tools 
of the craft, their operative and their speculative uses, and 
he used them as only an artist could use them, to fashion 
and place the building stones of that edifice, and to place 
a picture of it in the heart and mind of every Mason in 
Maryland." 

After the address, taps were sounded at the grave. 
Processional of the Grand Lodge Officers and Dis- 
tinguished Guests. 



100 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

"Lead on, O King Eternal 

We follow, not with fears, 
For gladness breaks like morning 

Where'er thy face appears, 
Thy cross is lifted o'er us, 

We journey in its light; 
The crown awaits the conquest, 

Lead on, God of might. 
"Faith of our fathers! living still 

In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword; 
how our hearts beat high with joy 

Whene'er we hear that glorious word! 
Faith of our fathers! holv faith! 

We will be true to thee till death!" 

The speaker of the afternoon was Dr. John C. Palmer, 
Grand Chaplain of the District of Columbia: 

Mark the perfect man and behold the upright for the 
end of that man is peace. 

Thou afflicted, tossed with the tempest, and not 
comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colors, 
and lay thy foundations with sapphires. And I will make 
thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and 
all thy borders of pleasant stones. 

"Windows of agate" with the light of God streaming 
into the soul of man. I pity the man or woman who has no 
window in the soul opening out toward the God of love and 
mercy, of beauty and of grace. 

And the "Gate of carbuncle". Take up that blood-red 
stone! See how it glows as though some throbbing heart 
had let fall a drop of ruby blood which somehow had 
crystallized and turned to stone. What can it mean, other 
than that, in our life of service we must go out through 
the gateway of sacrifice in the spirit of Him who pleased 
not Himself but freely gave Himself up for us all. 

1 am thinking that there are at least three essentials 
for such a manhood. First, there must be a definite and 
a lofty and an humble faith. In whom do you put your 
trust? . . . 

Faith we must have! How are we to get it? It came 
to David as a shepherd out on the hills, keeping watch over 
his father's flock. 

"Altar is white, and Betelguese is gold, 

And vast — men say — though but to sages' eye, 

But these great gulfs that gape to either sky 

Would whelm half heaven, and down those slopes of old, 

God digged His sunsets, purpled and pearled 

And tinct with every dye, 

With which Auroras mock at Arctic cold." 



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"This is the Gospel of Labor, 
Ring it, ye bells of the Kirk! 
The Lord of love, came down from above 
To dwell with men that work." 

A great faith, a great ideal, and now an indomitable 
will. 

Henry Van Dyke has written, and we would do well 
to heed, these words: 

"And thou, My Country, write it on thy heart, 
Thy sons are they who nobly do their part, 
Who dedicates his manhood at thy shrine 
Wherever born is born a child of Thine . . ." 

Recessional: 

"True-hearted, whole-hearted, faithful and loyal, 
King of our lives, by thy grace we will be; 
Under the standard exalted and royal, 

Strong in thy strength we will battle for thee." 

Reception — Masonic Temple. 

Hon. Bro. Clifton Woodrum, Member House of Repre- 
sentatives, Virginia: 

So it is, my Brethren, with the great Fraternity of 
Masonry. Down through the ages its pathway has been 
brightened by the roses of life and kept green and fresh 
by the joyful tears of the widows and orphans who have 
received generosity. 

But all life is but a dream, and we know not when we 
wake or sleep." 

Distinguished Guests were received and welcomed from 
Massachusetts, South Carolina, Virginia, New York, New 
Jersey, North Carolina, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, 
Delaware, District of Colombia, Tennessee and Quebec. 

The distinguished guests were introduced, each of whom 
addressed the Grand Lodge. 

At Bonnie Blink the cornerstone of the Chapel, a gift 
of the Order of the Eastern Star to the Masonic Homes, 
was laid. 

Worthy Grand Matron: 

Remembering the words of the Psalmist 'Except the 
Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it' let 
us ask His blessing on this undertaking. 

"We can not know the grief that men may borrow, 
We can not see the soul storm-swept by sorrow, 
But love can shine upon the way, today, tomorrow, 
Let us be kind. 



102 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

"To age and youth let gracious words be spoken 
Upon the wheel of pain so many weary lives are broken. 
We live in vain, who give no tender token, 
Let us be kind." 
"We need not shout our faith. Thrice eloquent 
Are quiet trees, and the green, listening sod, 
Hushed are the stars whose power is never spent, 
The hills are mute yet how they speak of God." 
"That our sons may as plants, grown up in their youth, 
that our daughters may be as cornerstones polished 
after the similitude of a palace." 
As we build this beautiful chapel together: 
"May we build it well, whate'er we do, 
Build it straight and strong and true. 
Build it clean and high and broad, 
Build it for the eyes of God." 
There are many tinted pictures of the interior, exterior 
and gardens of beautiful Bonnie Blink. 
Membership 29,508. Net loss 552. 

Canada has the honour of being represented, by the 
Grand Master, Harry B. Wright. 

The Grand Representative of Maryland is H.R.H. Ken- 
ner, an esteemed educationalist of Peterborough. 

MASSACHUSETTS, 1937 

Claude L. Allen, Grand Master. 
Frederick W. Hamilton, Grand Secretary. 

The frontispiece of the Proceedings is a fine picture of 
R. W. Lewis B. Bates, District Grand Master of the Canal 
Zone, 1932. 

Quarterly Communication was held in Boston on March 
10th, 1937. 

Among the Grand Representatives was John H. Joy, G.R. 
of Czechoslovakia. Canada's G.R. was not present. 

Three P.G.M.s supported the Grand East. 

Distinguished guests were received from China, Rhode 
Island, Maine and Massachusetts. 
Of flood relief we read: 

The flood suffering had not been exaggerated, but stated 
they were fully able to take care of their own; while in 
others they said they could meet all needs for the present. 
But in all cases there were expressions of deep appreciation 
of our courtesy and fraternal spirit in so promptly offering 
assistance. 



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In the case of Kentucky alone did we receive a request 
for assistance. In that state, which is bordered by the Ohio 
River for several hundred miles, there were some twenty- 
three thousand Masons in the affected area. 

This of Investigating Committees: 

It would seem that it should be obvious to us all that 
this is a highly desirable provision, — that the names of the 
investigating committee should not be disclosed to the mem- 
bers generally. 

It has recently come to my attention that the purpose 
of this provision has been largely nullified in some Lodges 
by a practice which has crept in of the Master reading in 
open Lodge the names of the members of the investigating 
committee when making his report on the result of the in- 
vestigation. Obviously this should never be done. 

The Grand Master tells of his visit to the various 
Lodges of Europe: 

In order to make these visits without doubling on our 
course it was decided that we should land at Havre and 
travel from there by train as follows: Paris, Berlin, Copen- 
hagen, Stockholm, Oslo, and Bergen; from Bergen cross the 
North Sea to Newcastle-on-Tyne; thence by train to Edin- 
burgh; from Edinburgh to London, Southampton, sailing 
from Southampton for New York. 

On the first day in Paris, R.W. Brother Brunton, our 
Grand Marshal, and I were invited by M.W. Melvin M. 
Johnson; he is Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme 
Council, 33°. 

In our travels we would pass near the statue of Tubal 
Cain, which he understood was erected' somewhere in the 
city. Brother Troedsson immediately applied his brakes and 
came to a stop and pointed to a statue in the park directly 
opposite where we then were. We alighted and inspected 
the statue, and M.W. Brother Johnson took a group photo- 
graph of Brother Tubal Cain and your Grand Master. 

That evening we were privileged to witness the third 
degree in Danish, in North Star Lodge. There were about 
eighty Masons present at this ceremony, each in full even- 
ing dress with silk hat and sword. R.W. Brother Mailing 
introduced us in Danish, to which the Worshipful Master 
responded in English. 

Although our visit in Oslo was short, it was not lacking 
in warmth and cordiality and will always remain in our 
memories as a very happy and interesting part of our 
pilgrimage. * * * * 

That night found us on our way to Boston, and the next 
morning we were back to the realities of life with a large 
accumulation of work from which we have not even yet fully 



104 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

recovered, but happy in the reflections of a trip that could 
never be duplicated and will never be forgotten. 

Special Communications were held at Ancon, and Gatun, 
Canal Zone, in April, 1937, for the purpose of dedicating 
Masonic Temples. 

Upon M.W. Brother Endra's entrance into the Lodge- 
room, he was accorded an ovation of prolonged applause 
which was a splendid testimony of the harmonious and 
amicable relations existing between the Brethren of the 
Republic of PANAMA and our Brothers of the Canal Zone. 

After the Grand Lodge of Panama had been received 
in proper form, the Temple was dedicated with full form 
and ceremony in accordance with the ancient usages of the 
Craft. In the dedicatory address the Grand Master con- 
gratulated Canal Zone Lodge, the York Rite Bodies, and 
Abou Saad Temple, A.A.O. 

Quarterly Communication was held in Boston, June 9, 
1937. 

Canada's Grand Representative, Harry G. Pollard, 
answered roll call. 

Distinguished visitors were present from Virginia, New 
Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware and Massachusetts. 

From the address of the Grand Master: 

Ere we take up the business of the day, let us record 
in loving remembrance the names of our Brothers who have 
been summoned to their Eternal Home. 

From the In Memoriam to Brother Colby: 

He departs leaving a wealth of gracious and affection- 
ate memories. 

Statement to be filed with pre-application committee. 
The applicant should appear before the Master and Wardens 
or before a pre-application committee, of which the Master 
should be one, for a preliminary examination as to his fit- 
ness; and that an application for the degrees should only 
be given upon this committee being favorably impressed 
with the applicant. 

This recommendation has been quite generally followed 
in our Lodges and I am satisfied that the effect of it has 
been good, but I believe it should be carried a step further. 
I am of the opinion that a considerable number of appli- 
cants still seek admission to the Fraternity with a false 
notion as to what Masonry means, what they are expected 
to contribute to it, and what they may fairly expect to 
receive from it. 

Of the Philippine Islands: 

It would be for the best interests of Masonry if 
fraternal relations could be restored between the Philippines 



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and these other Grand Jurisdictions on a mutually satis- 
factory basis. Steps are being taken with a view to the 
accomplishment of that result but owing to the fact that 
the various Grand Lodges meet at different times during 
the year and the difficulty of carrying on correspondence 
where so many are concerned, I therefore recommend that 
the Grand Master of Masons in Massachlsetts be given full 
power and authority to represent this Grand Lodge and to 
take such action as he may deem best, with all the power 
and authority the Grand Lodge itself would have to act 
in the premised. 

Of the 200th Anniversary celebrated of South Carolina 
he says: 

The true Southern hospitality that prevaded all of the 
meetings, the detail that had been given to our every com- 
fort during our stay there, the visits to the many spots of 
historic interest, and the true fraternal fellowship that per- 
meated the whole gathering made this visit one long to be 
remembered. 

Of his visit to Cuba we read: 

Three Brethren of this Grand Lodge, all of whom spoke 
excellent English, met us at the dock and presented their 
commission, which declared the Grand Master of Masons 
in Massachusetts to be the guest of honor of Cuban 
Masonry. * * * * 

This farm completely stocked with many kinds of 
animals and with bananas, limes, mangoes, papaya, and 
other fruits growing in profusion we found very delightful. 
Returning to the city in the late afternoon, we were enter- 
tained at the winter home of Brother Rodriguez on the 
water front and at dinner in a nearby open air cafe, as 
guests of the Grand Master of Cuba. 

We were greatly interested to learn the extent of the 
charitable work carried on by these Brethren, particularly 
the furnishing of shoes, medical and dental attention, 
lunches, etc., to needy school children. 

Quarterly Communication was held in Boston, Sept.. 8, 
1937. 

Canada's Grand Representative, Harry G. Pollard was 
duly present. 

Distinguished guests were received from Maryland and 
Massachusetts. 

We quote from the address of the Grand Master: 
"May God grant that the littleness of our knowledge 
be lost in the greatness of Hi? love." 

And may He assist us in applying the teachings of 
Masonry to our daily lives, to the end that we may dwell 
together in Peace. 



106 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

"The test of a man, and the proof of his creed, 
Is not the advice that he gives, 
Or the wisdom he utters to others in need, 
But solely the way that he lives." 
Since our last Communication three of our beloved 
Brethren have been called to their eternal homes. Let us 
give thought to their lives and achievements, and honour 
their memories. 

"Crossed the divide, but left a trail 
That you and I, alone, must tread — 
Gone from our sight behind the veil 
Through the mystic portal of the dead — 
Of automatic exemption from payment of lodge dues 
he says: 

It is fair to say that the considerable number of Lodges 
that have heeded this warning of last June and amended 
their by-laws to meet or at least to reduce this danger is 
very gratifying to me, but I am convinced that there are 
so many other Lodges that have this automatic provision 
in their by-laws that must eliminate it or substantially 
amend it, or ultimately face financial ruin, that I feel con- 
strained to again bring it to your attention and to urge 
upon you prompt action to eradicate this danger. 

And this of life memberships: 

I pointed out the inadequacy of the sum charged for 
life memberships of this class in many cases, and gave 
concrete examples, and again I am pleased to note that quite 
a number of the Lodges have taken notice of the suggestion 
and have amended their by-laws substantially increasing 
this fee. 

The Budget for 1938: 

Receipts $393,200 

Expenditures: 

Grand Secretary's Department $ 23,800 

Administrative Department, Masonic 47,975 

Administrative Department, Building 113,050 

Relief Department 14,100 

Masonic Home 80,000 

Masonic Hospital „ 53,600 

Assistance to Lodges (Grand Lodge, 
Temporary Relief, and M.E.&C. Trust) 33,000 

Allowance to Residents 4,400 

Relief Association, United States and 

Canada 276 

Service Department 12,000 

Educational Department 5,745 

Specials 475 388,421 

There were ten reinstatements and one restoration. 



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Quarterly Communication was held in Boston, Dec. 8, 
1937. Canada was duly represented. 
Four P.G.M.s were present. 
This verse under Necrology: 

"Think of them faring on as here 
In the love of there as the love of here, 
Think of them still as the same, I say 
They are not dead. They are just away!" 

Membership 104,172. Net loss 2,982. 

The Relief Commissioner reported. 

We have carried on wdthin the budget allotted without 
the neglect or denial of any worthy appeal. 

In 1932, 8,983 visitors registered at the Home and in 
the year just ended 12,078 were registered. 

If it were only possible to induce every Mason to visit 
these institutions only once, Masonic pessimism would disap- 
pear. 

Our brethren of the Canal Zone have acquired the habit 
of sending us each year a substantial contribution of eight 
or nine hundred dollars for the Home and Hospital. 

Of the Texas Centennial: 

Masonry has been an important factor in the upbuilding 
of Texas since its early days as a separate republic clown 
through the century. 

The Grand Lodge of Texas has been conspicuous in its 
generosity to other jurisdictions in times of flood and other 
forms of distress. 

The following cable was received from China: 

Our members safe. Not distressed so far as can ascer- 
tain. Offer of help appreciated; will call if needed. 

He concludes thus: 

They have been the three happiest years of my life. I 
shall cherish always the many delightful friendships which 
I have formed, both at home and abroad. I shall value the 
deeper meaning of the universality of Freemasonry that is 
mine through my Masonic contacts with our Brethren of 
other countries. I shall enjoy a richer understanding of 
Masonry not merely as the wonderful organization for the 
promotion of fellowship that it is, but in a broader sense 
as a plan of living, as a system by which we can regulate 
our daily lives and conduct. 

Joseph Earl Perry was elected Grand Master. 

Anti-Masonic Pamphlets: 

Although we have a large collection of American Anti- 
Masonic pamphlets, published mainly during the periods of 
1826-40 and 1867-84, we discovered others bv taking the 



108 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

bound volumes apart. Seventy-five additional pieces, some 
of them duplicates, were found. 

An unusual book: 

Very Puissant Brother Sir A. Henry McMahon, 33rd 
degree, G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.C.I.E., C.S.I., presented to the 
Grand Lodge Library a copy of his book entitled An Account 
of the Entry of H. M. Habibullah Khan Amir of Afghan- 
istan Into Freemasonry. The work was privately printed 
and limited to only twenty-five copies. 

The Stated Communication and celebration of the Feast 
of Saint John the Evangelist was held in Boston, Dec. 27th, 
1937. 

Canada's Grand Representative answered, roll call. 

Distinguished guests were received and honoured from 
New York, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, 
Nova Scotia, Massachusetts, Ireland, and our own W. J. 
Dunlop and Rt. Rev. W. C. White of Ontario. 

The Grand Secretary called attention to the Rhode 
Island Bible upon the altar. 

After the Installation and Salutation of the Grand 
Master, he arose and reverently made the ancient response: 

"May the Grand Architect of the Universe pour down 
His blessings upon this Society and enable me to discharge 
the great trust reposed in me to the honour of His name 
and the Royal Art, and may there never be wanting such 
to fill the Chair who shall promote Masonry and the good 
of mankind so long as the world endureth. Amen." 

After dinner Grand Master Perry spoke as follows: 

But the gentle St. John the Evangelist was no less 
inspiring, no less challenging, than his disturbing precursor. 
By his emphasis on brotherly love and kindliness he en- 
visioned a more benign and tolerable way of living. It 
takes a different, but no lesser, courage to endure and 
ameliorate than to smite and uproot. Neither implies the 
least compromise of ideals or flinching from the ordeals of 
life. 

In their proper seasons both the iron of conflict and 
the balm of healing are needed in our complicated task of 
living, but it is not without significance that only during 
the first eight years of its existence did the Grand Lodge 
of England hold its annual feast. 

From the address of Bro. Wm. J. Morgan, of Pennsyl- 
vania we quote: 

The temperance question brings to mind a STORY which 
is told of two Scotsmen, Jock McTavish and Sandy 
McPherson. Jock and Sandy tippled a little. Sometimes 
they tippled a great deal. One day Jock said to Sandy, 



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"Sandy, I don't think this tippling is doing our bodies any 
good, nor is it helping our pocket-books. I suggest to you 
that we sign the pledge." Sandy replied, "That's all right 
with me, provided we keep a pint in the house in case of 
emergency." Jock agreed to the provision. Three days 
after they had signed the pledge Sandy said to Jock, "Jock, 
I'm not feeling very well today. I have a terrible pain in 
my stomach." Jock answered, "Sandy, you're too late, I 
was sick all day yesterday." 

I am frequently taken for a SCOTSMAN. And because of 
that many stories have been told me illustrating the close- 
ness or tightness of members of the Scottish race. I have 
seen Scotsmen tight, but, by and large, the Scotsman is 
not tight, he simply tries to keep his generous impulses 
under control. 

A story is told of an Irishman, a Jew, and a Scotsman 
who had become intimate friends. They made a compact 
among themselves that whosoever would die first his funeral 
expenses should be defrayed by the surviving two. It so 
happened that the Irishman was the first to die. Custom 
dictated that ten dollars be placed in the hand of the dead 
for the purpose of payine; the ferryman's fee across the 
river to that land from whose bourne no traveller returns. 
The Jew placed a five dollar bill in the hand of the corpse. 
The Scotsman wrote out a check for ten dollars pavable 
to the order of cash and exchanged it for the five dollar 
bill. At the end of the month following the funeral, when 
the Scotsman received his statement from the bank, he 
found, to his astonishment, that the check had been negoti- 
ated. Upon investigation he discovered that the undertaker 
in the case was a Welshman. 

In every age since the dawn of history the same need 
has been evident. Manv hundreds of years ago Herodotus 
wrote: "Homines permulti, viri perpauci." Human creatures 
very plentiful, men very scarce. Diogenes walked the streets 
of Athens in broad daylight carrying a lighted lantern, and 
when asked what he was doing with a lighted lantern when 
the sun was at the meridian, answered, "I am looking for 
a man." An old Hebrew prophet commanded his servant: 
"Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem and see 
if you can find a man." The streets of Jerusalem were 
crowded with men; Roman soldiers parading, merchants 
trading, people sight-seeing and buying. Yet the command 
was, "Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem and 
see if you can find a man. "Thomas Carlyle, that gloomy 
sage of the nineteenth century, described the population of 
his country as consisting of "so many millions, mostly 
fools." 

Real men have been scarce in every age and generation. 
How shall we define a real man ? It occurs to me that no 



110 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

better definition can be found than in the words of Henry 
Van Dyke: — 

"Four things a man must learn to do, 
If he would make his record true; 
To think, without confusion, clearly; 
To love his fellow man sincerely; 
To act from honest motives purely; 
To trust in God and heaven securely." 

Some years ago I read a little book. The name of the 
book 1 do not recollect, but I remember that the author 
described a real man. 

A real man he said, did four things. 1, Builds a house; 
2, plants a tree; 3, writes a book, and 4, has a son. 

The real man builds a house. That is he is a builder. 
He does constructive work. Anybody can destroy. Any- 
body can tear down. It takes a being with patience, courage, 
perseverance, and heroism to build. 

The real man PLANTS A TREE. That is he engages in 
a work, he initiates a work that will develop and expand 
long after he has been gathered to his fathers. 

The real man writes a book. That does not mean that 
he actually writes a book. But that he is a man who does 
his own thinking, and has the courage of his convictions. 
There are millions upon millions of volumes in the libraries 
of the world, but there are but a few books. The real man 
is not a copycat, but expresses unafraid his own mature 
thoughts. 

The real man has a son. It is not given to every man 
to have a natural son, his own flesh and blood, the fruit 
of his own loins. But he should have some one within his 
circle whom he should inspire with great ideas, infuse with 
great truths, and beckon towards great ideals. 

Brethren: Masonry is very dear to me. 

In the address of the P.G.M. of New Hampshire we 
read : 

"We are living, we are dwelling, 
In a grand and awful time 
In an age of ages telling, 
To be living is sublime." 

Then some of you may have been down in Washington 
last year and heard Brother Joseph Fort Newton, whom we 
sometimes call "The Golden Voice of Masonry," deliver that 
marvelous address entitled "Masonry and* an Uprooted 
World," probably many of you remember it. You recall 
how he traced the development of the world during the 
Christian Era, delineated the changes, economic, industrial, 
national, political, spiritual, and religious that have taken 



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place in this old world since the beginning of the Christian 
Era. 

The other question, "Of what are you in pursuit?" 

I think that is a question we ought to answer every day 
of our lives, as Masons. "Of what are you in pursuit?" In 
other words, in the vernacular, "What is your business 
here?" 

He put this remarkable question to me. He said, "Allan, 
do you know the meaning of the word GOOD?" I thought 
I did. I tried to define it. That is a little difficult, though 
it is a common word. 

I looked up the meaning of the word. You look it up, 
sometime. Of course the first derivation will be "god," the 
old Anglo-Saxon word, and you trace it a little further back, 
and it comes from the same old root as the word "gather" 
or "together." 

Daniel Marsh, President of Boston University spoke as 
follows: 

St. Paul had it right. He said, "I keep my body under," 
and when he said that what he meant was that he kept his 
soul on top. We know that there is such a thing as a code 
of ethics; that a man can do what he knows he ought to 
do, regardless of physical stimuli. You have it in the Old 
Testament, concerning Noah and concerning Enoch. Iden- 
tically the same word is spoken, "Enoch walked with God." 
"Noah walked with God." In the Hebrew, in the original, 
it is written brithpael a stem which has in it the idea of 
causation, so that, more literally translated it would read 
"Enoch caused himself to walk with God." It is the picture 
of a man taking himself by the back of the neck and say- 
ing, "This is the way in which vou ought to walk; walk in 
it." 

When you have this spiritual conception of life then 
the grave is no longer a blind alley. 

"That is the root of the matter, and you did well, 
Brother Perry, in emphasizing at the very outset not only 
the need of the world for the keeping alive of the spiritual, 
but the obligation upon Masonry to contribute to keeping- 
it alive. Therefore, I pray, sir, that in all your administra- 
tion the hopes you hope, the dreams you dream, and the 
things you will want to do may be planted as seed, and 
take root in this world, and make it a garden for you. 
May there be a few weeks, just the veriest few, to mess up 
the garden a bit, so you will hoe and plant it again and 
learn to appreciate it." 

This reviewer has the honour, privilege and pleasure 
of being the Grand Representative of Massachusetts. 



112 GRAND LODGE OF CANADA 

MEXICO, YORK GRAND LODGE 

Maurice H. Kayser, Grand Master. 
Fred T. Berger, Grand Secretary. 

The Seventy-seventh Annual was held in the City of 
Mexico, March 25, 1937, at which thirteen Constituent 
Lodges were represented, and sixty-three voting members 
were present. 

Seven P.G.M.s graced and honoured the Grand East. 

Canada's Grand Representative, W. R. Blackmore was 
duly present. 

Distinguished visitors were received and welcomed from 
Michigan and California. 

The Grand Master welcomed, the guests and especially 
the younger members of Grand Lodge.