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OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1873.
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wi- sum shall wander
Wii'-r.-1'"' i-'raiiil'- hraves thethumliT,
And i" t- sirs the et.taract sje.iiC8.
i-i rri R i ZZ1 lH'ii:v.
Thrr. t .- r:i fron his ey'
sills atxiv -lii- lolti'-st pine,
tin' irol.l n sunset splendor
It j s his wi:
s with lint divine.
S' Ir-'-s iiii'" cm "mid censors.
Toss tii-ir p'-r.uiiH s in the air ;
r,-.-ii ii.U ! d;:., their tender shadows
"jr.iiiii a t.i noon-tide glaiv.
.,! and d'-fpth" t horny t locket
v , aves a fortress :or the door.
Tii.Mi 'ii his i ... on tio i tr.inides
V a. n tie ha Is is a.iled car,
(r.f.,i.r.5 flushing r -d with flowers,
I'd tli cliir s uidi'nding faee
riiisih oar ing, as a m lid m
I.; its h.-r to h.T iov. V embrace.
ji p-'-i'-s irinHi-d ror.ml with fragrance
: ones of color. flinging id"
X,,, in liinvtMnIni'i'iiU' S
i if tiv :..'-ca;. od mountain sidf,
I.Mii,'!i'-d to i'l id--s t aaf. in Iiecenib-T
entoai ii -d lien -atli t In trill s
And tli. 'V si. l.i in iit.Xw.T lo.iliiJ
Wit Ii a wilderness ol Tilts ;
Orce.'iit f irtlicirvst-il waOr
W.ucii t,i iii.-iiri- -glacier t hrovrs
Kroaj its coi I. ! Imi 1; bosom
iicl ne a'.li a iin.nd of snows.
la tli- j ir" ;i in! r 'f-t of nature
i ar ii'oovf t li h. ttmts o! lsi'-n,
j-n t, -.1 !.. i.r '. s. ,;j.s.S' d by sunli'it
W '11 r 11. -.v our liv.'S arairi.
. Ucrrliitt't irijHthly.
!i- t :ia::ci.i:s Clippiiigs.
T.i I -arn t.ic
value 01 nioiiev-
t. IMII I.OV it.
A sti-AjM line is
;i'.s a- iii .n-oiii'-try.
:w sbti t(;st in inor-
rtv nor rreat rich-
-i will iic..!" rcaviu.
!' Miity ilcvf :.l
l.iluli v ilium, till-
is a mere
A wis- -j 1 -'.ioiiitu: is the half of
kn iu --S 1 T.itf-s.
'!' 1. v-- i- to j l-i- our happiness in
t,;- . 11 :mi-.-s .ii aiM'tai r.
;.iiuss. lik tlic.se
w iiest 11 n 1 r ikcn.
; a :
;ra '-yam ;
;n 1 li'ivcs
ii-Ji no one wishes
wishes to lose? .
r jni.'x the air of
mi::. Vs-t r:n!ci.i are
says the Hindoos,
i:ii:iiilic(l 1:1 .t pi ior
1 1 til v
.V'.ftii tiioie tt me titan any
; v trav
across the plait-.s
t!i-ir cket.s to
: i , 1 1 ; W is 11 ...
: 1 .:ciro.
.;.i.i.;. i;i in S.-.
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'..r. N .ii.i.!
!;tfr .lis. V..
is to edit a new
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ite is by
1 1 We.-
:v i:'t':e y
Ins io rail
ki-?i'.;::y :. a swings b;nik,
'!: tii- ii droii feiu.ies, and git
i;i r lura.-.uJi Jti'iiii 1.
I ei.inc to Meal.' as the rat observed
to ;in: ir t;i. "jVtiil m, r i 1 1 to eiuli-;tee
y. .ii." ::s the trap replied to the rat.
'i'ii-AiviT.s.iTs nft'ip jnr in a Ver
111 :i: l i v ii s-t down i;i an animal r -j
.it :i ?i tvii" iif't 'or taking "paupi'is
i.. tii.- nn ii igerie".
') . M .." ;
i.- !1 to see t
el -iij.nt and
i: s v. ;t h his
U' l a li'tle u'iil who bad
lie show, "I've seen th"
he e-dks backwards and
"i .:j t worry al nut my croing way
A'.'seu'e, yon know, makes
th ii art grow fonder. " "Ofsi'iiiilmilv
! ," ajd-d the darfing.
The mirri 'd lad'e
h:i- .'. .; i 111 -i i a "t ". iie-'ioiee-h
::d d" it.
at ) .;it
Have t!'.e courage be ignorant of a
gr".il mnnis-r ei tilings, jn order to
. . i.l the cal unity of I .eing ignorant of
erv thing. Syouey Smith.
"T 1'' iiidepend nt press can n fiord
to t. 1! tin- 1 1 nt li," savs an eiithn-iastie
d:; .iv "Yes; and fell it at all limes,"
rcvotids his in dlicious rival.
A man addicted to snoring remarked
to ids Lediellow in tile llloruillg that he
qsIcj.; "like a top." "I know it." said
the other "like a humming top."
A druggist who put up poison for
piinine took the p. alter coolly, sav
in.' that the victim was old and' would
have died in a few years any way.
The earth dust of the universe is in
Sjir. d t y the breath of the gn at iod.
1 in- woi Id is brimming with life : every
lea fun every tree is a land of spirits.
A printer w:is lioatmg the ot'ier dav
svliic.it his wonderful al-ility to .-et tviie.
"1 know what vim can't sit," .said a
Comrade. "What is it?" "Two hens on
I'liis sad and serious ohituarv is from
a I'iiil ideljihi i pajier: Saniui 1 was a
go.i child: His temper sweet, his as
! t mild, and when he breathed the
v i:al air: lie often southed hi.s parents
AS. mix chief, after following a sur-vevin-
party on the Northern 1'aeiiie
tor sonic days, mildly remarked that
they nii-ht -'ooii.toi ii,.',', Ud dif he'd
ireee t,, death tor what hair there was
in that crowd.
life of the Republican partv
-gn, says the -orX-AV. has
in ( reg
been seriously threaten, .i 1 if ;
now in a state of semi-death. Its
murderers are a set of unscrupulous
:! ce-nolders who l,ave sucked so
Jh'teli federal blood their capital has
I'eeotue a powerful backing to their
P'"tto "Rule or Rnin." And there
perhaps no one individual more
1 roiunient anion them rim CiKtnm
use Scott, the overgrown grub-
''nn, who has crept into? the bowels
the party and there interred.
Plowed his, way upward until his in-
inate appetite has led him to at
"k its vitals.
, hat makes a dog wag his tail ?"
lonedarkey of another. "'Cause
1 dog is stronger dan de tail; if de
d was de strongest it would wag
tl'U'g wouldn't it, sav?"
..itf.iii oi ,ue v.i and I,;,u-.-e ol"
I. O. O. '. ,t the Uii.lt-J SiaiiTs.
SESSION' OF SEl'TKMUElf, 1873.
The grand Lodge of the Independ
ent Order of Odd Fellows met in
Baltimore on the 15th of September.
At J o'clock on Monday, the Grand
Representatives were escorted to the
jiati iiy me ..larvialiii lnciniiiun..iu t
xr ii 1... 11 . i . '
and Buuker Hill Encampment Xo. ,r i
of Cnariesron. .U;iksi. !i-tt f.M.
1 uii; .1 iiRH-iMUii til Jull)Um S llOtei
and marched via Lexington, Charles
j Baltimore, and Gay streets, to Odd
1 Fellows' Hall. The line of the par
j ade was as follows: Grand Scrile,
j John Jones. P. G. Zimmerman
anil several others, followed by
j Hoffman's baud; then the ollicers
i of different Encampment and dele
, gates from various Encampments
I in regalia with banners, marshaled
' liv ( 'iiiiincl .Tw1ni;i. T.vn;li 1 C T
and forty-six uniformed Patriarchs.
After (he uniformed Maryland Patri
archs, came the Americam Brass
Band and Banker IT ill Encampments
i:i full uniform. The new uniform
o: t!ie ll;yal l'urple Degree, worn
by the Bunkerhill Hill Encampment
and by the delegations from tiie var
ious Marvland eommandries, . is a
black clotli sttit.
with pur ilc and
pie and gold bald
ten Is. shepherd
gold belts, and pu:
crooks, and otner emolems ot tiie
order; an strni hilt sword, with bright
metal scabbard, and other insignia,
and the scabbard containing nicely
wrought representations of tiie three
links in figures representing the
widows and the orphans, the taole ol
the law, and the three columns;
gauntlets of purple and gold, and a
black chapoaux, with plumes of
black and purple After the encamp
ment marched the members of the
Grand Lodge in their rich regalia.
On arriviu"; at the Temple tiie line
was formed, tiie Patriarchs in regalia
forming in the old open order, while
those in uniform formed, together
with the visitors, a single lino, front
ing west, coming to a present as the
delegates to the Grand Lodge riled
si inly by them and into the Temple,
vvaore the annual communication at
once began. The escort then moved
off to parade through some of the
The Grand Lodge at once finally
opened. In the absence of theI. V.
Grand Sire, Dr. (J. A. Logan, of Kan
sas, United States Consul to Chili,
the- Deputy Grand Sire. M. J. Dur
ham, of Kentucky, occupied the
chair, and after praver bv the Grand
Ch 'liin, liev. J, V.'. Venable, of
Je:ui;ckv, the (irand Lodgi
clared open for business,
Thirty-three Grind Lodges and
seventeen Grand Lncapm-Mit.s wen;
represented. John W. Stokes, of
Pennsylvania, was appointed Depu
ty Gra.id Si-tr j,,- t,':t.
The following officers of tiie Grand
Lodge '.vert; present: Deputy Grand
Sire. M. J. Durham, of Kentucky;
Grand Secretary, James L. Ridgely,
of Maryland; Grand Treasurer, Josh
ua Yansant, of Maryland; Grand
Marshal. Caleb Rand, of Massachu- i
setts; Grand Chaplain, Rev. J. W
Yena'ole, of Kentucky; Grand Guar
dian, A. Cohen, of Arkansas; Grand
Messenger, J. W. Hudson, of Yis
sin. The annual report of James L.
Ridgely, Grand Secretary, was sub
mitted and referred. It makes a
pamphlet of li-i pages, and gives an
interesting history of the order for
the past year. The report includes
a statement of the status of the order
in Maryland, from John Hahn, Grand
Secretary. It states there has been
a decrease in members, owing to t'n'e
law stispendingfor one year s dues,
but the drones in the hive have
dropped off, leaving only the real
live members in fellowship. The re
port also includes a statement from
Grand Scribe John M. Jones, relative
to the Patriarchal branch of the or
der in this jurisdiction, which states
there h;is been an increase of forty
two members since hist report.
The annual revenue of tiie Grand
Lodge is as herewith:
From th" ordinary sonrc-s.viz :
JStiji. lies arid r -pres'-ntativc tax,
up to a nd iiiclusiv 01 it cm her
Ain'nt to if reeviveu at or belore
a i 0 00
Makinjr a total of
Keceij ts same sourc..'
last v car....
Excess of 1S73 over 1S.72
.f fl.OoO 7-'
The Grand Secretary compares the
numerical and financial status of the
order 121 1S71 and lJSTlJ, from which
it will be seen that Odd Fellowship
is in a remarkably nourishing condi
tion, and rapidly increasing in mem
bership and resources:
1S71. 1S72. Increas".
.Mem l rs
An t tlev-
lict 4,H2 a,ni 72-t
3'7.S77 .'V,ii7 57,-"J:l
i.-tn.tci 12 jnsi.iKii o'i
l,ff2,0ti.12 I.50.MT1 40 lll,:.T'.iS
On taking the chair .Deputy Grana
Sire Durham spoke as follows:
Rf.pkksentati vies: Sincerely re
gretting the absence of our much
loved chief, I have taken the difficul
ty of the positon which I occupy. I
am free to confess that, inexperienc
ed as I am, I am not without appre
hension that I mav be wanting in
those peculiar qualifications so essen
tial to render a presiding officer effi-
eient, and the deliberations of the ;
body ov er wliieh he presides prompt i
and harmonious. Relying, however, !
confidently upon your indulgence ;
and generous support, I enter upon 1
the duties of this chair with a firm :
purpose to administer them impar- j
tially and to the lest of my ability. ;
More you will not expect; less would
be unworthy of so exalted a position. 1
Representative Medole, of New j
York, moved the following resolution, ;
which was referred to the Committee ,
Jlesolred, That the representatives
of this Grand Lodge shall be allowed
six cents per mile in coming to and
going from the Grand Lod
computed by the neavvf
e, to he
route, and $0 per day while i
Representative White, of ew
1 oru,movea the f olluwmg'resulut'iou,
wd to the Legislative
1 II 1JLH 1 1 te
Jie.survd, That the mPr,,l,
rw.i . - 1 0 "-'i i"--
various irrand im-i'i;,
dioroinaie to this l! w i .
I . VJIlilUAl
tge, be permutetl to visit during
tne lirst tek of eacli term
tne lo.ige.sm their own jurisdiction
o. tiie semi annual password of the
laL tnececiing term.
Representative Leech, of Iowa,
moved the following resolution
which was referred to the Judiciarv
iiuieas, A diiTerenco of opinion
exists as up to what period a brother
in arrears should or should not be
entitled to the semi-annual password.
and believing it to be a subject that
should be aeliaitely settled, there
fore be it
Hesolccil, That when a member is
suliicie'ntly in arrears to disqualify
him under the rules of his lodge
from receiving benefits in case of
sickness, said arrearages shall dis
qualify him from receiving the semi
Representative Ryan, of Wisconsin,
moved the following resolution,
which was was referred to the Com
mittee on the Degree of Rebekah:
li'.'smrerf, lnat the R. V. Grand
Recording and Corresponding Secre
tary be, and is hereby directed to
a:i engraved visitinr and
clearance card lor R-bekak Degree
Lodges, in manner and form as near
ly similar as practicable to the like
form of cards now in use in subordi
nate lodges, and to be furnished at
at the same price to grand bodies.
Representative Medole. of New
York, moved the following resolu
tion, which was referred to the Leg
AVorcf, That subordinate lodges,
when they appear in public, may
wear such uniform or regalia, suita
ble for public parade, as may lie ap
proved by the Grand Lodge of the
Representative Schwatka, of Ore
gon, inoeil the following resolution,
which was referred to the Committee
on the Degree of Rebekah:
Jl":o!rcl, That a special committee
of live bf) appointed to design a set
oF appropriate jewels for the female
ol the Rebekah DegreV
Representative Pond, of Connecti
cut, moved to substitute for the
on that subject, Un
if ur l. That the sessions of the
Grand Lodge shall be from a. m. to
j 12; p. m.,and from "2 to 4 o'clock p.
I m. of each day.
j The resolution was adopted.
! Representative Garey, or" Maryland,
! froir the special Committee to in-
J .quire w hat action should be taken to
j prevent injustice in similar cases to
i that presented in the appeal of Wm
1 lni.ii'ii' to lie foioid no lifiri fi 01?
,,f . r,,,.,,':!i ,,f i:1t ,,chm .?,..ulh..1
the report recommending 'he follovv
! ing resolution, which was laid on the
j table under the rule:
I Ji'-so' That no member or mem
j 1ers of any subordinate Lodge or
Encampment shall vote u2on any
; question in which he or they may be
j interested, or in which he or they
; intend to become interested, by rea
j son of his or their connection with
j any Lodge or Encampment of this
j order, then existing or about to exist,
j or with any other organization. And
j should a member or members so vote,
j he shall, upon the discovery and
; proof of the fact, be considered guilty
1 of unbecoming conduct, for which he
; may bo suspended from the order,
i and the Lodge or Encampment in
which the offense was committed
may, in case said member had joined
some other Lodge or Encampment of
this order, institute charges for said
oilense in said other jurisdiction,
with the rigid to appeal from its de
cision, should the brother be acquit
ted of the charge.
On motion the Lodge now adjourn
ed until 'J o'clock to-morrow.
The-Right Worthy Grand Lodge
met at t o'clock, and was opened
with prayer by Rev. J. W. Yenable.
The Grand Corresponding and
Recording Secretary made a supple
mentary report of receipts after the
close of the annual report, up to in
cludiiiir Seotember 1". 1873, Total
amount, o0,loo tKh Deputy Grand
Sire Durham submitted a question
from the Laurel Lodge, No. 101.
Madisonville, Ohio, as to whether a
lodge is bound to enter an appeal in
f all on its minutes. Referred to Ju
diciary Committee. Representative
Estee of California, offered s reso
lution to repeal the law prohibiting
the meeting of lodges and encamp
ments on Sunday, and leav ing tiie
matter to State Grand Bodies. Re
ferred to Legislative Committee.
A resolution from R. W. Grand
Encampment District of Columbia,
was presented, requiring " that all
high priests who are members of any
grand encampment, having attained
such rank ami position in conse
quence of actual service as high
1 priest in any subordinate encamp
ment, shall be placed on the same
footing, and be entitled to the same
privilege as Past Chief Patriarchs in
any jurisdiction under the Grand
Lodge of the United States. Rep
resentative McQuiddy, of Indiana,
presented a memorial from the Grand
Lodge of Indiana, asking for a sign
and word of distress for the Degree
of Rebekah.. Referred to Committee
on that degree. Representative
Porter, of Massachusetts, offered a
resolution that Grand Encampments
le authorized to elect Financial
Scribes, whose duties shall be laid
down for Permanent Secretaries in
Subordinate Lodges. Representa-
tive Carter, of Ohio, submitted the
amended Constitution of the Grand
Lodge of Ohio; referred to the Com
mittee on Constitutions. Also reso
lution of instructions from the Grand
Lodge of Ohio, instructing represen
tatives to oppose all changes in the
Sunday law. Representative Wil
cox, of Tennessee, moved to amend
section 100 of White's Digest, page
'Jo, so as to read, " It is the dutv of
to obev the decisions
:dge. which are final
of it rimed T.o.l
from to the Grand Lod ire of the
United States. The effect of such
appeal shall be to stay all proceed
ings in the case, and cause them tn
remain in tittt tjuo until affirmed or
reversed by the said Grand Lodge
of the United States, when the re
spective parties will conform to the
affirmation or reversal as the ease
may.be." Referred to the Legisla
tive Committee. Also resolution in
structing the Legislative Committee
to inquire into the propriety of
amending the law as to require
Lodges or Encampments fto refuse
certificates to members whose gen
eral conduct, at or immediately be
fore the time application shall be
made for a dismissal ceititicate, may
be unbecoming an ' such fact to
be determined by a majority vote of
the Lodge or Encampment upon ob
jection being raised to granting
such certificate. Referred to Leg
islative Committee. Past Grand
Stewart ottered resolutions providing
that a special committee of three be
appointed to select a lot on which to
erect a proper building as office for
the Grand Corresponding and Re
cording Secretary, ami sis a reposito
ry for the property of the Order,
and, that the erection of the building
be under the supervision of the offi
cers of the Grand Lodge residing
in Baltimore. Ri f erred to Special
Committee. Representotive Neally,
of "Maine, offered a resolution that
the Legislative Committee inquire
into the expediency of allow ing State
Grand Bodies in granting new char
ters to take the number of any ex
tinct lodge or encampment in their
jurisdiction that has remained ex
tinct more than fifteen years, and re
port by bill or otherwise. An
amendment to constitution changing
name of Grand Lodge to " the M.
W. Grand Lodge of American Odd
Fellowship" was postponed indefi
nitely. Representative Ryan, of
Wisconsin, offered resolution res-chiding
law excluding Indians and
half-breeds from membership, and
transferring the matter to the several
State jurisdictions with full power
to regulate the same in their own
discretion. Referred to Legislative
Committee. lieprowntuf ive Wliito,
of Nevada, presented petition from
Excelsiour Lodge No. 1, of Honolu
lu, praving a modification of the
qualifications of membership as to
"color;" referred to Legislative
Committee. Also proceeding of same
Lodge asking a charter for a Graed
Lodge for tiie Hawanian Islands:
referred to Committee on Petitions.
Representative Curry, of Kentucky,
offered a resolution that when a per
son is in arrears for over one year,
he shall be disqualified from receiv
ing the semi-annual password until
the said dues are paid; referred to
Representative Harmon, of Cali
fornia, on behalf of Representative
Y lute, of Nevada, made the pre
sentation to the Grand Secretary of
a bountiful silver brick. The ad
dress and response were ordered to
be spread upon the journal. At
12 :" Lodge took recesss.
The Finance Committee made a
report that the officers and represen
tatives receive per day for the
session, and five cents for every mile
traveled to and from the place of
meeting of the Grand Lodge; which
Acting Grand Sire Durham an
nounced the receipt of Grand Sire
Logan's report; which was ordered
to be printed.
A petition from colored citizens
for permission to join the Order was
received and referred to the Legis
Representative Noltner, of Oregon
otl'ered the following:
WiiEitsAs The question having
arisen by the adoption ofthe views of
Stuart by the Grand Lodge, at its
last session in reJation to the powers
of the State Grand. Lodges and En
campments to grant charters to ad
jacent States anil Territories placed
under their jurisdiction, and as there
are a number of encampments in Or
egon working under charters granted
by the Encampment of California,
and a large number of lodges in Ida
ho and Washington Territories work
ing under charters granted by the
Grand Lodge of Oregon; therefore,
Jlesolretl, That the Legislative
Committee be and is hereby, in
structed to report to this Grand
Lodge such legislation, if nny re
quired, to legalize the action of said
encampments and grand lodges.
The representatives of Pennsylvania
moved that the annual session of the
Grand Lodge in 370. the year of
our national centennial anniversary
lie holden in the city of Philadelphia.
It is probable that this matter will
be favorably decided.
Fast Grand Sire Ellison of Massa
chusetts, offered a resolution that
the announcement of the decease of
members and past members of the
Supreme Body be assigned for Thurs
day at 11 o'clock A. M. Adopted.
It was resolved that the signature
of the Grand Secretary lie appended
to clearance cards, in the same man
ner as to visiting and withdrawal
A complete set of bound volumes
-if h TT-re301 in rra of tllO
Lodge, and a copy of the revised di- ;
s of the Order, were
'. t nncrress.
crest of the laws
! voted to the library of Congress
OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
At eleven o'clock the Grand Lodge
resolved itself into secret session for
the purpose of considering a pro
posed revision of the unwritten work
of the Order.
TIlfKSDAY S ritOCKEDINGS.
Representative Hamlin, of Mas
sachusetts, offered a resolution that
the Legislative Committee be re
l nested to more explicitly define the
rt;Salia f the Order, for the purpose
1f sec"rni" uniformity m the same
throughout the jurisdiction at large
A resolution in reference to the
compilation of new odes and music
for the use of the Order on public
and private occasions was appropri
Rep. Glenn, of Georgia, moved
that the resolution in reference to
the holding of the next session of
the -Grand Lodge in the city of At
lanta, Georgia, le now . taken from
the table for consideration. Adopt
ed. The resolution that the Grand
Lodge couvene in annual session in
1774 in Atlanta was unanimouslv
The Committee on Grand Bodies
reported that all subordinate juris
dictions are represented at the pres
The appeal of P. (5. M. Wm. H.
Barnes, of New York, from the de
cision, of the Grand Lodge of that
State, was confirmed.
The appeal of W. II. Story, of
Cottonwood Lodge, Xo. 2, of Mon
tana, was sustained, and his lodge
was directed to reinstate him.
The following were adopted:
The Judiciary Committee to whom
was referred the appeal of Brother,
George Dean, from the action of the
Grand Lodge of Michigan, in adopt
ing the following resolution: "That
this R. W. Grand Lodge direct that
each suborninate lodge within this
jurisdiction be and is hereby asses
sed, for the ensuing three years,
the sum of fifty cents semi-annually,
for each . member of such lodge, as
reported in the semi-annual returns
made in July and January, in each
year, to the Grand Secretary of this
Grand Lodge: and that such sums
so assessed be and are hereby made
payable by each subordinate lodge
to "the Treasurer of the Odd Fellows'
Institute at Michigan, at the same
time that such semi-annual returns
are made, provided that this action
shall first be submitted to the Grand
Sire of the Grand Lodge of the Unit
ed States for his approval," beg
leave to report:
T'nit this Grand Lodge has decid
ed that "State Grand Lodges have
the power to assess their subordin
ates to meet deficiencies and to pay
its current expenses and to raise rev
enue for its legitimate purposes."
The object of the proposed assess
ments is not disclosed in the resolu
tion. It is, therefore impossible for
your committee to say whether or
not it falls within the power of the
Grand Lodge of Michigan, as defined
by this Grand Body, to make it; and
hence they asked to be discharged
from the farther consideration of the
The Legi.Iative Committee report
ed that in its judgment the matter
of prescribing a style of parade dress
for the entire body of patriarchs is
properly committed to the State jur
isdictions, in some of which consid
erable expense lias been incurred al
ready in the purchase of parade
dress pooscribod by such jurisdic
tions. The proposed legislation is
therefore regarded inexpedient.
The committee appointed last
year to prepare a form of funeral
service for the use of Grand and
subordinate encampments, and a
form of publie installation for en
campments, was discharged from the
further consideration of the subject.
It was voted inexpedient at this
time to authorize the translation of
the ritual and degree work of the
Order into the Welsh languaer.
The hour of the special order of
the day (11 o'clock) having arrived,
the Grand Lodge proceeded to the
listening of the eulogies pronounced
on deceased members of the Grand
Lodge. The following were deliver
ed: Bv Rep. Glenn, of Georgia, on the
decease of Past Grand Representa
tive Llovd; bv Rep. Phelps, of Con
necticut, on Samuel Bishop, 1 . G.
R.; by Reps. Dodge, of Rhode
Island" and Porter of California, on
Henry Armington, P. G. 11.; by
Repsr Medole, of New York, and
Fitzhugh, of Virginia; Past Grand
Sire Ellison, of Massachusetts and
Grand Secretary Ridgeley, on Past
Grand Sire John A. Kennedy; by
Rep. of Missouri, on P. G. Rep.
Moore; by Rep. HarcoH- of Texas,
on Henry 'E. Perkins, P. G. R. ; by
Rep. Lindsley, of Wisconsin, on
Stoddard Judd, P. G. R.
The Committee on Printing offer
ed a resolution that a competent
bookkeeper be employed to take
charge of all the supplies furnished
bv the Grand Lodge under direction
ofthe Grand Secretary, and that a
complete inventory lie made imme
diately after the close of the session.
The Grand Lodge voted .4.02 of
the amount to the credit of Southern
Relief Fund to the relief of the
F1UDAY S PIIOCEEDINOS.
The report of the committee on
the distribution of the Grand Sire's
report to appropriate committees
was adopted. The discussion as to
whether or not the law prohibiting
Lodges from meeting on Sunday
should be as it is. or be referred to
local jurisdictions, was discussed by
Representatives Ester, Porter and
Harrison, of California; Represent-
' ative Given, of District of Columbia;
! Representatives Hamilton, of New
j York, and Simpson, of Pennsylvania,
! Grand Sire Nichleon and Sanders.
and others. The question as to the
adoption of the proposed amend
ment, that the matter be left to the
consideration of subordinate Grand
bodies, was rejected by a vote of 41
yeas to S2 nays. The motion that
the majority report be adopted was
carried. This report is as follows:
The Legislative Committee, to
whom was referred the resolution ef
Representative Estee, of California,
asking for a repeal of the resolution
passed by this body tit the session of
1S72, known as " the Sunday law,"
have fully considered the subject
matter referred to them.
The legislation referred to provid
ed that no lodge, or encampment, or
degree lodge shall hold any meeting
for work or business on Sunday, ex
cept for funeral purposes. What
ever may be the views of this com
mittee as to the policy of this enact
ment, assuming, as it does, to con
trol the meetings of tlm
dinates of the various grand
bodies which have them in charge,
and lirnravi.v Al. i 1
. ...... v ,1-4 liiueii niey may uepiore
the introduction here of matter that
might better be left to local regula
tion, yet they are not willing to dis
turb the conclusions already reached
and several times iterated bv this
body to the effect that this enact
ment should remain, and are of the
opinion that so exciting a cause of
disunion and discussion should be
permitted to repose where such re
peated action his left it. They re
port the following for your adoption:
llt'soln.'d. That no further legisla
tion on the subject of the resolution
is necessary or proper at this time.
After a protracted discussion, tlu
majority report of the Committee of
Appeals, on the case of the appeal of
John Zimmerman, on behalf of Wil
liam D. Kennedy, P. G. against the
action of the Grand Lodge of On
tario, was adopted, and the decision
of the Grand Lodge of Ontario was
It was decided to leave to local
jurisdictions the matter of authoriz
ing new lodges to take the names
and members of defunct lodges after
they have been extinct for a term of
years. The amendment to the com
mittee's report, reversing its decis
ion, wrs icnde by Representative
Nealley, of Maine.
The report of the Committee on
Education, embodying the subjoined
resolutions, was lost, by a vote of
41 yeas to 51 nays:
ilesolrfl, That it is lawful for
State Grand Jurisdictions to levy
and assess reasonable taxes and as
sessments to provide places when
the orphan children of the members
of the Order in their several juris
dictions may be supported and edu
cated; and also for families and vale
tudinary members of the Order, pro
vided there is no constitutional pro
hibition. Hesolrt'd, That the assessment re
ferred to in the foregoing report, as
made by the Grand Lodge of Mich
igan, was a lawful exercise of power,
and that the resolution of that Grand
Lodge is in force, notwithstanding
the proviso requiring its submission
to the Grand Sire for his approval,
and is obligatory upon the subor
dinates of that jurisdiction, provided
there is no constitutional prohibition.
The Grand Lodge decided that
hereafter there shall be no forfeiture
of membership in Rebekah Degree
lodges, except by such rules and
usages as apply to members of sub
Charter for an encampment at For
est City; Arkansas, was ordered.
It was decided inexpedient to
change the requirements in reference
to conferring the Degree of Rebecca
in subordinate lodges.
The following were adopted:
Jiesolnvl, That the R. W. Grand
Corresiionding and Recording Sec
retary be and he is hereby author
ized and empowered to appoint a
subordinate in his office, to be called
the "Assistant Grand Secretary,"
who shall be a competent bookkeep
er, who shall have charge of all sup
plies furnished by this Grand Lodge,
receiving and disburing the same.
The said officer to be under the con
trol of and removable by the R. W.
Grand Secretary, and in addition to
the above services he shall perform
generally such duties as the R. W.
Grand Secretary may direct. For
such services he shall receive an an
nual salary not to exceed two thous
and dollars, payable quarterly.
Jiesolred, That the Grand Messen
ger appointed by the Grand Sire, as
prwvided by section 2, article 3, of
Constitution, shall act as ofriee mes
senger to the Grand Secretary, and
who shall receive an annual salary
not exceeing one thousand dollars,
Jit-sorrd, That all acts or resolu
tions conflicting with the above res
olutions le, and the same are repeal
'Jiesolred, That the Commitee on
Printing supplies be directed to
have a complete inventory of the
available supplies on hand made im
mediately alter the close of this ses
The Committee on l'etitions re
ported in favor of granting Charters
for the organization of Grand Lodges
in Washington and Idaho Territory,
which was adopted. Several unim
portant resolutions were adopted at
the afternoon session, when, at
o'clock, the Grand Lodge adjourned
i While sunlight is the most favora-
i ble for haymaking, it is a well-known
i fact that wild oats are best sown by
The man who tried to light his pipe
with a billiard match said he did it
out of cue-riosity.
Parting words from Germany to
France Our f,orvpoHnni gone.
tea ping Niagara.
From the Buffalo Express.
When Signor Henry Balleni, the
young Italian funambulist, issued
his card to the public a few weeks
since, and announcing that he would
walk on the tight-rope over the riv
er at Niagara Falls, and then jump
off his rope into the river, people
made up their .minds that there
was some trick about it, and deter
mined that any inan who would talk
of leaping from a tight-rope into the
Niagara River must be insane. Time
however, sets things right, and time
in this instance proved the Signor
no humbug. "Yesterday afternoon
was the time appointed" bv Balleni
for his first attempt in the perform
ance of the daring feat, and, as the
time approached, the curiosity of
everybody in the village young" and
old became thoroughly aroused.
Hundreds of people comrreirateil
about the place, and the cars which
left this city yesterday for the Falls
weae Avell tilled win anxious snecta-
tors, all on their way to see the man
who "was coin" to break his neck "
ox THE onorNps.
Upon arriving at the Falls a few-
minutes' walk brought the sight-seers
into Prospect Park, in which "place
one end of the rope was fastened.
This rope, as we stated in a previous
issue, is over hlteen hnndroxl fe3t
long and over two inches in diameter.
Long before the Signoi made his
appearance both banks on the Amer
ican and Canadian sides were black
with people. While the spectators
were waiting for Balleni to'come to
time, they amused themselves by
laying small wagers that he would
back out, kill himself, etc., etc.
' THEI5E HE IS."
At precisely six minutes after four
o'clock, railroad time, a form clad
in white was seen to procerd from
the crowd on the Canada side. In
stantly the people on the American
grounds set up a cry ' there he is,"
and the excitement became almost
intense. The man in white quickly
jumped upon the rope, and was seen
to venture oit a few feet and then
turn back rgain. This, of course,
created additional commotic n among
the spectators, for they thought the
Signor's courage had failed him.
This movement on the part of the
Signor was soon explained, however,
it was found that the rope had not
1 e ui drawn "tight enough, and men
were immediately dispatched to frxTt
wl ich was done and ; t fifteen niin
ntes to live o'clock
was raaee. All action and conver
sation was now suspended and ev
ery one's attention was given to the
man on the rope, who marched along,
ap2arently with the greatest ease,.to
the music of the Drtimmoiidsville
baud, which was stationed in front
of the Clifton House. At six min- q
utes to five o'clock Balleni reached
the middle of the rope, where he
had halted to return his salutation,
to the tremendous applause which
created his exploit. After resting
himself for a brief period the Signor
again started on his tramp. This
was the only stop made, and ten
minutes after 0 o'clock he funam
bulist, looking as pale as death, had
reached the American end of the
rope, lie having made the trip in
twenty-five minutes. He complained o
of feeling very tired, in conseqxience,
he said, of the extreme exertion in
walking, caused by the slackness of
the rope. After another rest of thir
teen minutes. Signor Balleni again
took his pole in his hand, and was
off" to the middle ofthe rope, to
MAKE TIIE O It EAT LEAl.
It fook him just six minutes to ar
rive at the centre of the rope, and
when there he at once commenced
making preparations to jump. While
thus engaged he lost his balancing
pole, which fell into the water and
sank. A cord six feet long, made ot
rubber bands, was attached to the
rope at a point just one hundred and
fifteen feet above the surface of the
water. Balleni caught-hold of one
end of the elastic eord liefore the
spectators thought he was ready to
go. He descended like an sorrow,
and the recovering sua) of the rub
ber was almost simultaneous with
the loud splash of his fall into the
is nr alive?
were the words breathlessly spoken
by the crow d of excited people as
they looked nervously over the
banks into the water below. To be
sure he was, ami no sooner was the
splash heard than the head of tho
Signor came peeping out of the
water, and he struck out vigorously
and heartily toward the boat which
was there to pick him up. He was
quickly hauled into the little craft,
carefuily wrapped up with heavy
blankets, and rowed to the shore.
The Signor intends to give perform
ances of this character every Mon
day and Wednesday during the sea
son, and next Wednesday he will
walk blindfolded, wheel a barrow
over the rope, besides performing
on a trapeze, etc. He is worth see
ing, and doubtless will draw large
assemblages during his stay.
Rake Beaties. Over the shop
door of a pork-butcher in a village in
the eastern counties may be seen a
signboard representing a man in a
black coat, brandishing a hatchet,
with the inscription: "John Smith
kills pigs like his father."
New hops raised in Wisconsin and
Iowa sold at Dnbuque at 50 cets per
pound. The yield is reduced but
the quality is excellent.
Lewis, one of the senatorial
thieves of Virginia, is advised by the
doctor to invest part of his back pay
in a trip to California
A Notorious Eawlmppr P-