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Array PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
FOURTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION
OF THE
GRAND LODGE OP BRITISH COLUMBIA
OF THE
lubepenbent <Ukt5er of.©&& fellows.
HELD AT NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,
FEBRUARY 11th and 12th, 1878.
VICTORIA:
ALEX. ROSE, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER, FORT STREET.
1878.  PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
R. W. GRAND LODGE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,
I. O. O- F
FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION
New Westminster, B.C.,
Monday, 11th February, 1878.
The Grand Lodge convened this day at 11 o'clock, at
Odd Fellows' Hall.    Present:
Richard Roberts M.W. Grand Master.
W. J. Jeffree R.W. Deputy Grand Master.
J. D. Robinson R.W. Grand Secretary.
H. Waller W. Grand Marshal.
M. J. Goode W. Grand Conductor.
A. Phillips W. Grand Herald.
B. W. Shiles, (pro tem.) W. Grand Chaplain.
Grand Secretary reporting a quorum present, the Grand
Chaplain offered up prayer and the Grand Lodge was declared
duly opened for business.
The G. M. appointed the following Committee on credentials :
H. Elliott, of No. 3.
A. Phillips, of No. 1.
J. Morey, of No. 3.
Credentials of members read and submitted to the Committee on credentials, who reported on the same as follows:
New' Westminster, 11th February, 1878.
lo the B. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Tour Committee on credentials respectfully report that
we have examined the credentials of members and report as
follows, that: 96
C. Gowen,
J. D. Robinson,
J. York,
R. Roberts,
T. R. Mitchell,
S. T. Styles,
H. Waller,
M. Humber.
W. J. Jeffree,
J. P. Goodhue,
L. Wilton,
L. F. Bonson,
B. W. Shiles,
M. 1 Goode,
C. Todd,
E. Quesnell,
S. D. Levi.
J. S. Drummond,
A. Phillips,
C. Hayward.
J. Sehl,
J. Weiler,
W. H. Huxtable.
OfNo. 1.
R. W. Fawcett,
J. Sears,
J. H. Meldram,
G. H. Maynard,
Of No, 2.
H  Elliott,
C. N. Trew,
Of No.  3,
W. C. Loye,
J. Wriglesworth,
Of No. 4.
Alex. Galloway,
Geo. Norris.
Of No. 5.
kxe duly accredited representatives.    That
C. Hegele,
E. C.Holden,
J. Davies,
G W. Anderson,
J. Gosnell,
J. P. Davies
L. Yigelius.
W. J. Armstrong,
J. T. Scott,
Alex. Ewen.
Thos. Shotbolt,
W. D. McKillican,
kxe entitled to seats.
D. Dale,
E. Fawcett,
H. Gribble,
T. J. Partridge,
J. M. Read,
F. Carne.
OfNo. 1.
W. Harrison,
A. B.Grav.
OfNo. 2.
B. W. Shiles,
H. V. Edmonds.
Of No. 3,
H. Smith,
J. Batchelor.
Of No. 4.
of No. 1.
G. H. Maynard { 0| No 2.
J. Sears, J 	 Geo. Turner,
W. McColl,
C. N. Trew,
D. Withrow,
J. Morey,
W. R. Lewis,
A. B. Gray,
J. Batchelor,
Are entitled to the G. L. degree
The Grand Marshal was instructed to retire and introduce
the Past Grands in attendance, and the G. L. degree was conferred on the following:
L. F. Bonson,
C. N. Trew,
J. Morey,
D. Withrow,
W. McColl.
W. C. Loye, Representative of No. 4,
L. F. Bonsen, | 3,
A. Eewn, P. G.
The M. W. G. M. then appointed the following to fill vacancies in Committees:
Committee on Finance
J. S. Drummond, P. G M. Representative of No. 1,) CoMMITTEE 0N   Statb
J. P   Davies, | "2, > Om>f*
S. T. Styles, | 1    1,) OF THE Uedeb<
w ^rT^iY' Representative of U 1 \ Committee on Legislation.
W. McColl, P. G. o,)
Grand Master then read his report as follow:
1o the B. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Officers and Kepresentatives :
In accordance with our laws we have assembled here on
our Fourth Annual Communication. Another year has gone,
another cycle in the events of time has passed, another period
in our history has arrived, and we have met to review the
events of that period, and to take counsel for the future.
Let Wisdom guide our deliberations; let Love and
Charity control our actions; let Peace and Goodwill reign
amongst us, and while we congratulate one another, and
grasp  each  other's  hand  in  warm   brotherly greetings, it 98
behoves us to render thanks to our Heavenly Father for
his past mercies towards us, and to invoke His blessing
and guidance in the future.
I now submit for your consideration my official acts during
the year.
April 16—I caused Dispensation to be issued to all the
Subordinate Lodges in this jurisdiction, to celebrate the
fifty-eighth Anniversary of the establishment of our Order in
America.
June 4—Granted dispensation to New Westminster Lodge
No. 3 to hold a picnic in the name of the Order, and appear
in regalia at the same.
August 6—Granted Dispensation to all Lodges in Victoria
to appear in Regalia at the public funeral of the lamented
and much esteemed Sir James Douglas.
July 2—I installed the officers of Victoria Lodge No.  1.
5— | | Dominion Lodge    "   4.
11— | | Columbia      1        "  2.
Granted Dispensation to Dominion Lodge No. 4 to have an
excursion in the name of the Order, September 6th.
I may here state that it afforded me much pleasure in acced-
ingio the wishes of these Lodges as these reunions have a tendency to draw closer the bonds of Friendship and Love
among the Brotherhood and their families, and to bring the
Order more prominently before the notice of the public.
Jan. 2, 18*78—Installed officers of Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
7,       1 I " Victoria 1   1.
Owing to sudden indisposition I was prevented from installing officers of Dominion Lodge No. 4; but our R. W. G. Secretary, being always on hand, kindly performed that pleasing
duty for me.
Oct. 24, 1877—I received a communication from D.D.G.M.
E. Quennell, District No. 3, asking for information concerning
the re-admission of an expelled member. I gave him the
information as follows, and referred to law on the subject.
Nanaimo, October 24, 1877.
To the G. M., I. O. O. F.,
Dear Sir and Brother,—I wish you would be kind enough to inform m e if
a brother expelled from the order, and applying again for admission is elected,
if he has to pass through all the same forms and pay the same fees for initiation and degrees as any other candidate; for, according to our laws, I understand he has, but some of the Victoria brethren think different. By doing so
you will oblige yours in F,, L. and T.
E. QUENNELL,
D. D. G. M. of No. 5. 99
Victoria, November 25, 1877.
Mb. E. Quennell,
Dear Sir and Brother,—Yours of 24th ult. to hand, asking for information
about re-adtnission of an expelled member; I beg to answer as follows:
1. A lodge has no power to re-admit an expelled member without permission from the G. L.    (See Digest, 1874, page 357, Art. 1686 a.)
2. The amount to be charged for re-admission rests with the lodge in the
absence of any legislation of Grand Lodge on the subject.
3. If re-admitted, he then assumes his former status in the order that he
enjoyed at the time that he was expelled, without going through any forms.
R. ROBERTS,
R. W. G. M.
I would submit to your consideration the advisability of
conferring the necessary power on the Grand Master to enable
him to grant permission if applied to during recess in such
matters, as it would be very inconvenient to be compelled to
wait perhaps eight or ten months, as the case might be, for
the'Grand Lodge to meet.
From the D.D.G.M.'s I have received very encouraging reports. That peace and harmony prevails among the Brotherhood, and that in view of the financiM and industrial depression
that has overshadowed our Province, our Order has not only
held its own, but is steadily gaining strength, numerically
and financially.
Bro. Chas. Hayward, D. D. G. M., of District No. 1, reports the following question having been submitted to him
for his decision:
"Whether it is the duty of a N. G., to call the brethren
together to attend the funeral of a brother who was not entitled to benefits, and whether brothers not attending should
be fined.
Answer:—"That the propriety of extending funeral honors
to brothers in arrears, is a matter for regulation by the local
laws. (See Digest 669.) And as your By-Laws, Art. 24, very
clearly defines it to be the duty of the N. G., on the death of
a brother to summon every member to attend the funeral, and
that abseniees are to be fined, I am of opinion that your
Lodge should be called out to attend the funeral of a brother
not entitled to pecuniary benefits."
Two appeal cases have been sent in and placed in the hands
of the Appeal romrnittee, who, I feel confident, will give the
different questions involved their most earnest consideration,
before submitting them to this G. L.
The G. L., U. S., at its last session, having adopted a
parade regalia for subordinates, and having left the choice of
head dress, whether hat or cap, to the various jurisdiction, I
would suggest the advisability of some
this G. L.
action being taken
h
gpci
MXiXZlfiZ'! 100
And the time having nearly arrived when, according to our
laws, I shall restore back to you the charge with which you
honored me at the last meeting of this G. L., I beg to return
you my sincere thanks for the honor confered and confidence
in me, also, to my deputies, for their valuable aid in the duties
of their offices.
Also, to our R. W. G. Sec, for his uniform kindness and
valuable assistance and advice on all and any occasion re-
quired.
And again thanking you for your kindness and indulgence,
I remain
Tours Fraternally,
E. ROBERTS,
Grand Master.
Moved by J. S. Drummond, P. G. M., Rep. of No. 1, That
the report be received, ana a committee of three be appointed
to distribute to the different standing committees, subjects in
Grand Master's report, seconded by Rep. Elliott, of No. 3,
and carried.
Committee Appointed.—J. S. Drummond, P. G. M., Rep.
of No. 1; H. Elliott, Rep. of No. 3; H. V. Edmonds, P. G.,
of No. 3.
Report from Grand Secretary read, and on motion referred
to Committee on Finance.
Office of the Grand Secretary,
Victoria, B. C, 11th February, 1878.
To thr R. W. Grand Lodge
of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.:
Dear Sirs and Brothers,—The following report of the transactions of this
office for the past year, I beg to submit:
The whole number of Lodges are  5
Number of members in good standing	
Initiated during the year	
Admitted by Card    	
Withdrawn	
Reinstated	
Suspended	
Expelled $.	
Rejected	
Ceased membership for non-payment of dues	
Resigned	
Deceased	
Number of Past Grands	
Amount of annual receipts of Lodges $10,774 53
Amount of current expenses of Lodges  $ 2,8C6 28
. Number of weeks for which sick benefits were paid  273
500
45
7
5
8
2
2
7
38
none
5
61 101
Balance Sheet Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O.
11th February, 1878.
O. F.
Folio.
•
Account.
Dr.
Cr.
9
£tock Account                                    ...
$143 04
114 01
149 50
22
Grand Treasurer                     	
41
Profit and Loss 	
406 55
43
Furniture and Regalia	
$406 55
$406 55
Amount of Cash received during the year.
Foe Supplies:
Dominion Lodge, No. 4	
Victoria Lodge, No. 1	
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3	
Foe Tax Teem ending 30th June, 1877:
Victoria Lodge, No. 1	
Columbia Lodge, No 2	
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3....
Dominion Lodge, No. 4	
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5	
Foe Tax Teem ending 31st Deo. 1877
Victoria Lodge, No. 1	
Columbia Lodge, No. 2	
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3..
Dominion Lodge, No. 4	
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5....
Whole amount of Cash received and paid over to R. W,
Grand Treasurer	
$ 10 50
.3 00
12 50
117 65
86 45
36 40
51 35
33 .00
45 00
32 75
16 25
17 00
14 70
26 00
324 85
125 70
$ 476 55
Amount of Orders drawn on Grand Treasurer.
1877.
Feb. 14
March 6
n
tt
April 13
July 11
July 23
Sept. 11
Sept. 3
Oct. 22
(<
1878.
..Jan. 31
Order No. 1, favor
2, favor
3, favor
P        4, favor
5, favor
6, favor
7, favor
8, favor
9, favor
10,favor
11, favor
New Westminster members for mileage.
P. J. Hall, services as Janitor	
C. E. Redfern, account passed last session
J, Sehl, do do do
G. S., on account bill A. Rose for print
ing Journal -
A. Rose, bal. printing Journal	
G. S.,  remittances and exchange   for
supplies	
G.S., express ch'ges and duty on supplies
G. S., rent of P. O. box and postage,
three years, to 30th June	
G. S,, on account of salary	
A. Rose, printing forms, etc	
12, favor G. S., rent P. O. box to 31st March,
and postage	
13,-favpr G. S., on account of salary	
.I^vfavpr G.S., remittances $-.&,, JJ.S., and ex'ge
$ 60 00
10 00
16 50
19 50
60 00
10 00
91 80
25 27
25 00
50 00
33 50
5 00
50 00
78 57
$535 14 102
SUMMARY.
Cash balance in hands of Grand Treasurer at last report...    $172 60
Total amount of Cash received  476 55
649 15
Less orders drawn 535 14
Leaving a balance in the hands of Grand Treasurer of $114 01
STOCK ACCOUNT.
Dr.
Cr.
Stock on hand at last report	
Purchased during the Yeae:
2 Book Forms @ $1 00	
8 Charge Books @ $2 60	
4 Rebekah Books @   2 60	
200 Lodge Odes	
25 Dismissal Certificates @  21 cts
50 Diplomas @ 65 cts	
10 White's Digest, 1874, @ $3 12}
5 Officers' Roll Books @ $2 50...
1 Lodge Receipt Book.	
§   22 00 $
! 2 00
20 80
10 40
13 57
5 25
32 50
31 25
12 50
6 00
Profit on sales made during the year	
Sold during the Yeae:
2 White's Digest, 1874     7
2 Officers' Roll Books     6
6 Withdrawal Cards     1
25 Lodge Odes     2
1 Lodge Receipt Book
6 50
Stock still on hand:
2 Book Forms @ $1 00  2 00
8 Charge Books @ $2 60  20 80
8 Degree Books  4 00
4 Rebekah Books @ $2 60  10 40
175 Lodge Odes @ 7 cts  12 25
50 Diplomas @ 65 cts	
8 White's Digest, 1874, (a
3 Officers' Roll Books @ $2 50
84 Visiting Cards @ 21 cts  17 64
20 Withdrawal Cards @ 21 cts  4 20
25 Dismissal Certificates @ 21 cts  5 25
. Orders for P. W  1 50
S3 12%
32 50
25 00
7 50
Being the balance to Dr. of said account as per bal
ance sneet
134 27
10 27
23 50
143 04
$ 166 54!$ 166 54
Names of Subordinate Lodges, with the number of Representatives each is
entitled to at the present session of this R. W. Grand Lodge.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1 12 Representatives.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2  9
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3     4 "
Dominion Lodge, No. 4 4 "
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5 4 " 103
At the last session of this R. W. Grand Lodge, I was instructed to forward a
petition to the G. L., U. S., for a refund of tax paid, and also to ask that we
be exempt from the payment of tax until this Grand Lodge had 10 subordinates.
This petition was forwarded and read in the G. L., U. S., and referred to the
Committee on Finance, but I am sorry to have to report that no further action
was taken in the matter. I have no doubt, however, it will be brought up at
the next annual session in September.
I was also instructed to write to the executors of the late Grand Secretary
Johnston, of San Francisco, for the name of the Brother, and specific charges
against him, which had been referred to in a letter placed before the Committee on Appeals in another case. This, I have to report, I carried out, but
without being able ever to get "a reply to my letter.
During the year I am glad to report I was able to obtain a good stock of supplies, sufficient to last for a considerable time, and have paid for the same out
of the funds of the Grand Lodge, but I would call your attention to the fact
that there is no office for the Grand Secretary, and consequently the documents
and all supplies are now placed wherever I can get room to put them; this
state of things should be altered by this Grand Body making provision at the
present session, for each year it is getting worse; papers accumulate, and when
any supplies, etc., are required, it is a difficult matter to lay hands on what is
wanted.
I received during the year papers regarding appeal of Samuel Sea v. Columbia Lodge, No. 2, and Caleb 'Colmer v. Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5; these
documents I handed to the Committee on Appeals, who will no doubt report
upon the same—in the former case I have just received a communication from
the appellant asking to have action by this Grand Lodge laid over, owing to
his absence, and for reasons set forth therein, which I lay befare you.
I also received notice of an appeal from Bros. Adam Jackson and Wm.
Litster, of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, but have received no documents
regarding the case.
I received amendments to By-Laws of Victoria Lodge, No. 1, and New
Westminster Lodge, No. 3, which I handed to the Chairman of Committee on
Laws of Subordinates, they have not returned any amendments approved to
me, and I presume are keeping the same for the approval of the Grand
Lodge.
From the returns of the Subordinate Lodges, I find there is a small gain in
membership of eight during the past year, this I can say is more than I expected, owing to the very great depression in almost all trades in the Province
during the past year, had this not been the case, some new lodges would have
come into existence, there being several good fields for starting lodges, but the
great depression kept many back, as they really felt undecided whether to remain or leave the country; this state of matter is, I trust, over, and the present
year seems to be a commencement of more prosperous times.
As usual I have had a large amount of correspondence to attend to during
the year, but there is nothing to bring before you for action, except what I
have already reported.
Annexed you will find abstracts of reports of Subordinate Lodges, to be appended to the proceeding of the session when printed.
Fraternally submitted,
JAMES D. ROBINSON,
Grand Secretary.
Communication from Bro. Samuel Sea, of Columbia Lodge,
No, 2, referred to in Grand Secretary's report, read as follows :
7*^ 104
. Victobia, B. C, Jan. 25th, 1878.
J. D. Robinson, Esq.,
R. W. G. Segeetaey to R. W. G. L., of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.,
Sie and Beothee: As I believe that my appeal from the action of Columbia
Lodge. No. 2, I. 0. 0. F., will come before the Grand Lodge at its next session,
I have taken the liberty of addressing you respecting it.
I applied for a copy of. the reply of Columbia Lodge to my appeal, but was
very unjustly refused.
Now, as I shall be unable, through other engagements, to be,present at the
Grand Lodge Session, and am not aware of the nature of the replies of Columbia Lodge, but from what I hear believe that a wrong impression may be.drawn
from the nature of that reply. I have therefore, in justice to myself, to ask
that a copy of said reply be furnished to me by the Grand Lodge, in order that
no injustice may be done.
I have also to ask that no decision be arrived at by the Grand Lodge until I
have examined the reply of Columbia Lodge, and if necessary, entered my
reply thereto.
I herewith enclose the medical certificate of my attending physician, in support of the justness of my appeal.
Respectfully submitted in F. L. and T.,
SAMUEL SEA.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, That the matter of Samuel
Sea v. Columbia Lodge, No. 2. be laid over until next session.
Seconded by Eep. Jeffree, of No. 2, and carried.
Report from Grand Treasurer read and referred to Committee on Finance.
Victobia, B. C, February 11th, 1878.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia,
I. O. O. F.
Deae Sies and Beothebs: ,
I herewith submit the following report of receipts and expenditure on behalf
of the R. W. Grand Lodge, for the year ending February 11th, 1878.
RECEIPTS.
1877
Feb. 12  Balance on hand as per report	
1878.
Feb. 11   Cash received from G. S., during the year I   476 55
$ 172 60
$6£9 15 105
EXPENDITURE
1877.   |
Feb. 15,  By
March 6,
"     6,
April 17,
July 12,
"   23,
Sept. 3,
"    11,
Oct. 22,
g 22,
1878.
Jan. 31,
| 31,
1  31,
order No. 1, Rep. tax, New Westminster |$
I 2, P. J. Hall, services..
." 3, Redfern, pen, etc.,..
i 4, J. Sehl, picture frames
| 5, G. Sec, on account printing..
" 6, Rose, balance account printing
7, Remittance G. S , U. S
| 8, G. S., duty and charges on supplies
" 9, G. S., postage, etc	
1        10, G. S.5 on account salary
| 11, Rose, printing.	
| 12, G. S., postage, etc	
"        13, G. S., balance salary...
14, G. L., U. S	
Balance in hands of G. T
Fraternally yours,
J. WRIGLESWORTH,
Grand Treasurer.
Report from Committee on Distribution read as follows:
To the R. W. G. Lodge op B. C.:
Your Committee on Distribution of Grand Master's report, would most respectfully submit, that so much of the report as relates to decisions of G. M.
and Deputies of this jurisdiction, be referred to Committee on State of the
Order.
Further, so much of the report as refers to granting extra power to the
Grand Master, as also regarding head dress, be referred to Committee on Legislation.
The appeal cases spoken of in the report, apparently have already been
submitted to Committee on Appeals by the Grand Secretary, who no doubt will
in due time report on same, we find further distribution unnecessary, and
recommend the adoption of all other matters contained therein.
J. S DRUMMOND,
H. V. EDMONDS,
H. ELLIOTT.
Which was on motion adopted and handed to the different
Standing Committees as recommended.
Report of  Speci il Committee  appointed last session on
Relief Association read:
Victobia, Feb. 6th, 187
To the R. W. Gband Lodge op Beitish Columbia.
Deab Sibs and Beothebs. Your committee, appointed at the last session of
this R W. G. L., on that part of the M. W. G. M's. report recommending the
formation of a Relief Association in this jurisdiction, have collected as much
information as they could on the subject, and are of opinion that it would not
be advisable to commence a Mutual Life, or Widow and Orphan Relief Association, at the present time in this jurisdiction.
R. ROBERTS.
W. J. JEFFREE,
J. WRIGLESWORTH,
Special Committee. 106
Moved by Rep. Elliott, of No. 3, that the report be
received, suggestion adopted, and committee discharged;
seconded by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, and carried.
Report from Special Committee on Fines, Fees, etc., read:
To the R. W. Gband Lodge of B. C.:
Your special committee, appointed to examine into subordinate constitution
in regard to fines, fees, dues and benefits, beg to make report on the subject,
that so situated as the Grand Lodge is this session, two of the special committee, viz.: P. G.. J. Davies and P. G., J. Wriglesworth, being unfortunately
absent, we have not as a whole come to any conclusion, but under the eircum-
stanc js, this being a very important matter, we consider it would be better to
continue the committee.    We therefore ask for further time,
J. S. DRUMMOND.
W. J. JEFFREE.
Moved by Rep. Loye, of No. 4, that further time be granted.    Seconded by Rep. Elliott, of No. 3, and carried.
Report of Committee on Appeals, in the case of C. Colmer
v. Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, read.
Bbo. Caleb Colmeb o. Black Diamond Lodge.
We, the undersigned, Committee on Appeals, beg leave to report that we
have carefully examined into the case of Bro C. Conner's appeal from the
decision of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, I. O. 0. F., and recommend that
the appeal of Bro. C. Colmer be sustained, on the following grounds:
1. That the name of the brother preferring the charge must be attached to it,
and a copy thereof furnished to the accused; see Article 7, section 3, Constitution of Subordinates, which in this case appears not to have been complied
with.
2. That the accused must be tried by a full committee of five; in this case
the report is signed by only four members.
3. That the ballot on penalty was taken irregularly, it must be left with the
members to write on their ballots what penalty prescribed by law they think
adequate to the offence; see proceedings of Grand Lodge of B. C, 1877, in the
case of appeal, Bro. P. G. Harris vs. Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
4. That suspensions must be fixed for a definite period; see Article 7, Section
6, of Constitution of Subordinates.
5. That the lodge was in error in passing sentence on the brother on mere
circulating reports which were not supported by any evidence, as the trial codqj
mittee in their report admit that there is no evidence before them proving the
accused guilty of the charge of adultry. Your committee therefore take the
most charitable view of the case and give the accused the benefit of the doubt,
and therefore recommend that the appeal of Bro. C. Colmer be sustained, and
the decision of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, I. O. 0. F., be set aside.
CHAS. GOWEN
J. SEHL,
W. D. MoKILLICAN,
JOHN H. MELDRAM,
JOHN M. READ,
Com. on Appeals.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, that the report be adopted.    Seconded by Rep. Jeffree of No, %
The following communications from
and carried.
Bros.  Jackson
and
Litster, of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, and which were 107
referred to in Grand Secretary's report, were then read as
follows:
To the R. W. G. Seoeetaet,*
Gband Lodge of B. C. I. O. O. F.
Deab Sib and Beotheb.—Accompanying this you will find a notice of appeal against the action of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, I. 0. O. F., in
withholding sick benefits from Bro. P.G. Armstrong, with appended question.
The appeal was filed by us in accordance with Section 11, Article 7, of our
Constitution, with the Secretary of our lodge on the 26th day of April last;
was subsequently forwarded by Bro. Sec, under seal of the lodge to the D. D.
G. M.. who returned it to the Secretary, and was brought up for discussion by
Bro. P. G. Scott on May 17th, and although we protested against such action
as being illegal, the lodge, by vote, instructed the secretary to return the appeal to us to do what we liked with, which was done, unaccompanied by
any information on the appeal or question, or auy instruction how to proceed
in the matter.
Fraternally yours, in F. L. and T., I
ADAM JACKSON.
WM. LITSTER.
New Westminster, May 18th, 1877.
To the N. G., V. G., Oppicebs and Bbethben,
New Westminsteb Lodge, No. 3, I. O. O. F.:
We. the subscribers, hereby give notice of appeal against the action of this
Lodge iu the matter of dthholding Past Grand W. J. Armstrong's benefits
daring his sickness in Victoria, to the decision of the Worthy Grand Lodge of
British Columbia, on the following grounds:
1 st. That the brother wa •* reported sick in the usual form; had drawn ben*
efits on that report, and was not reported well to this Lodge previous to his
departure for Victoria.
2d. That the brother was declared by the Permanent Secretary to be in good
standing in every way at the time he was taken sick.
3rd. That the Lodge, through the N. G., distinctly admitted its knowledge
of the brother's sickness and inability to attend to his business during the
time for which benefits are claimed.
And farther, we respectfully request an answer to the following question:
If a brother be in receipt of a certain pecuniary income during a time of
sickness, although he be incapable of attending to the business which commands said income, is he therefore disqualified from receiving sick benefits as
allowed by the By-Laws of this Lodge?
Yours faithfully, in F. L. and T.,
* ADAM JACKSON,
WM. LITSTER.
New Westminster, April 23d, 1877.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, that a Special Committee
of three be appointed to enquire into the matter and report;
seconded by Rep. Jeffree, of No. 2, and carried.
Committee appointed—W. J. Jeffree, 'Rep. of No. 2; A.
Phillips, Rep. of No. 1; J. S. Drummond, P. G. M.,Rep. of
No. 1.
Report read from Committee on Legislation, as follows:
To the R W., Gband Lodge, B. C:
Your Committee on Legislation having taken into consideration the subjeot
I submitted to them, viz.: the granting power to the Grand Master to admit an 108
expelled member to his lodge during recess.    See White's Digest, page 357,
clause 1686c.    We cordially recommend that the power be granted.
And further, the matter referring to head dress, your Committee are of
opinion that the proposition and adoption of the same is premature.
J. S. DRUMMOND,
H. WALLER,
B. W. SHILES,
WM. McCOLL,
C. N. TREW.
Moved by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, that the same be received and adopted; seconded by Rep. Trew, of No. 3, and
carried.
Report read from Committee on Laws of Subordinates, viz.:
New Westminstee, Feb. 11th, 1878.
To the R. W., Gband Lodge op Beitish Columbia:    •
The Committee on Laws of Subordinates would respectfully submit the following report.
Since the last session of this Grand Lodge, your Committee have had submitted to them for examination the following Amendments to the By-Laws of
Victoria Lodge, No. 1, and New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, full particulars of
which we beg to submit as follows:
And all of which your Committee approve.
JOSHUA DAVIES.
J. P. G03DHUE,
H. WALLER,
C. TODD,
F. CARNE,
Committee.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, that the report lay on the
table until after recess; seconded by Rep. Jeffree, of No. 2,
and carried.
On motion, the Grand Lodge then took a recess until three
o'clock, p. m.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
The Grand Lodge resumed its session at three o'clock, p.
m., and was called to order by the Grand Master.
Moved by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, that the report of the
Committee on Laws of Subordinates be now taken up, and
the amendments 1o By-Laws be considered seriatem. Seconded by Rep. Jeffree, of No. 2, and carried.
VICTORIA LODGE, No. 1, I. O. O. F.
ARTICLE V.
DUTIES OF PEBMANENT SECBETAEY.
Line 10—Strike out the words "thirteen weeks in arrears,0 and insert in
lieu thereof the words "indebted to the lodge in the sum of Three Dollars, or
over."
aaaga 109
Add the following words to the end of the Article:
" He shall attend the audit of the books of the Lodge, and furnish the
Finance Committee with all necessary information; he shall prepare a Balance
Sheet of the Receipts and Expenditure of the Lodge for each half year ending on the last regular meeting in June and December, together with a statement of the total value of the Lodge funds, and the number and ages of the
members, a duplicate of which, signed by the Finance Committee, shall be
posted in the ante-room of the Lodge."
ARTICLE VI.
DUTIES OP TBEASUBEB.
In paragraph 1, line 10, before the word " some" to insert the words " the
Dominion Government Savings Bank, or".
ARTICLE X.
DUTIES OP TBUSTEES. •
Line 5—Strike out the word | lowest" and insert in lieu thereof the words
I third highest."
Strike out all the words occurring between the word | and" in the 12th line
and the word * to" in the 17th line, and insert in lieu thereof the following
words: " invest the same at interest in Provincial or Municipal debentures
only."
ARTICLE XI.
DUTIES OP VISITING COMMITTEE.
Line 4—Strike out the words " to him".
Line 7--Insert after the word | health" the words   " except in case of contagious diseases."
Line 7—Strike out all the words in 1st paragraph after the word " health".
ARTICLE XV.
TEEMS OP ADMISSION.
Line 2—Strike out the words " accompany their application with the requisite" and insert in lieu thereof the following words: " pay the following" .
Line 3—Strike out all the words after " viz." and insert the following:
"For Initiation."
I 21 and und.r 25 years of age $20 00
"$5       I 35*    |        I          25 00
"35       fi 45       I      II   $2 additional for every additional year.
145 and upwards, $5 additional for every additional year.
'' For admission by deposit of card,  as an Ancient Odd Fellow, or for
non-affiliate, if under 35 years of age    10 00
" When 35 years of age and over, the increase in the scale of initiation fees
to be added in accordance with age. I'
ARTICLE XVI.
Line 1—Strike out the words "into the general fund" and insert in lieu
thereof the words *' as dues the sum of".
Amendment approved October 18, 1870—Line 2—After the word " Lodge",
to insert the following words: " who was at the time of his death in good
standing; and if funeral expenses have been incurred".
Line 3—After the word " wife" to insert the words " or widow." Line 5—
Strike out the word "General" and insert in lieu thereof the words " Sick
and Funeral". 110
ARTICLE XVIII.—(New Article.)
APPBOPBIATION OP PUNDS.
The funds of this Lodge shall be divided as follows:—1st, Sick and Funeral
Fund.    2nd, Management Fund.   3rd, Widow and Orphans' Fund.
Five- per cent, of th*4 gross receipts of the Lodge (with the exception of
Funeral Assessments, and the interest arising from the invested capital of the
Widow and Orphans' Fund), together with all fines, and the interest on its own
invested capital, shall be appropriated to form a Widow and Orphans' Fund;
this Fund shall be governed by the By-Laws specially enacted therefor.
Ninety-five per cent, of all initiation and degree fees, forty-five per cent, of
the dues paid by members, the assessments levied for funerals, and the interest
from its own invested capital, shrill be paid to the Sick and Funeral Fund; and
from it shall be paid the benefits to members while sick, and the funeral
expenses of deceased members and deceased members' widows; and no part,
of this fund shall be appropriated to any other purpose whatsoever.
To the. Management Fund shall be paid fifty per cent, of members' dues and
all other receipts of the Lolge except those already specified co be pud to the
other funds; and from it. shall be paid the necessary expenses of Management
and such other objects of the Society not otherwise provided for by the Sick
and Funeral and Widow and Orphans' Funds.
A separate and distinct account shall be kept of the receipts and disbursements of each Fund.
PRESENT ARTICLE XVIII. TO BE CALLED ARTICLE XIX.
Lines 10 11 and 12—Strike out the words " fee required therefor in accordance with Article XV. of these By-Laws, a and insert in lieu thereof the words
rum of Ten dollars.
ks," and insert in lieu
and insert in  lieu  thereof the
Lines 14 and 15—Strike out the words " eight w
thereof the words " three months."
Line 16—Strike out the word  | returned
word "forfeited."
Line 18—Insert after the wor 1 " course" the following words, | Every candidate shall, previous to joining this Lodg^ by initiation or affiliation, furnish
the Lodge with a certificate of health signed by a medical man who is a member of the Order."
Line 23—After the word " same," insert the words " cr any addition or
amendment thereto which may hereafter be made.''
Present Article XIX. to be called Article XX.
PRESENT ARTICLE XX. TO BE CALLED ARTICLE XXI.
Sec. 3—Line 1—After the word " neglect," insert the words " to pay."
Line 2—Strike out the words " thirteen weeks," and insert in lieu thereof
the words "two weeks after they become due."
Sec. 4, Line 3—After the words ' N. G." to insert the following words: "to
his relatives or representatives."
Line 11—After the word S expenses," to insert the words, " and paid to her
relatives or representatives, if any."
Line 12—After the word " Lodge," to insert the following words, " If a deceased member or a deceased member's widow leave no relative or representative to take charge of the funeral, it shall be the duty of the N. G. to make
arrangements for the interment of the deceased; but in no case shall the sum
paid for such expenses exceed the sum provided for in these Rules."
Present Article XXI. to be called Article XXII.
PRESENT ARTICLE XXII. TO BE CALLED ARTICLE XXIII.
Sec.1, Line 1—Strike out the words "is thirteen weeks in arrears," and insert in lieu thereof the following words: " has neglected to pay his dues for
the space of two weeks after they become due." Ill
Sec. 3.—Strike out the whole of this section, and the following to be substituted in lieu thereof: " In case a sick member shall require the services of
a nurse, the N. G. shall appoint one; the expenses of the same shall be paid
from the Management Fund, this fund to be recouped by a half-yearly assessment pro rata on the members."
PRESENT ARTICLE XXIII. TO BE CALLED ARTICLE XXIV.
Line 4—Strike out the word "stocks."
PRESENT ARTICLE XXIV. TO BE CALLED ARTICLE XXV.
Sec. 1. Lines 3, 4 and 5t—Strike out the words " immediately make preparations for the funeral, and as soon as possible after the death of a brother is
made known."
Sec. 4, Line 4—Strike out the words "regular meetings," and insert in lieu
thereof the word "months."
NEW WESTMINSTER LODGE, NO. 3, I.O.O.F.
ARTICLE I.
Sec. 1—For Wednesday, read Thursday.
ARTICLE X.
Erase first two lines, and read instead, " Three Trustees shall be elected by
ballot at the last meeting in June. The brother receiving the highest number
of votes shall hold office for three years, then the next highest for two years,
and the third highest for one year; and one Trustee shall afterwards be elected
annually for a term of three years. All vacancies in the Board of Trustees
shall be filled in regular manner for the unexpired term."
ARTICLE XI.
Strike out from " The N. G. shall" to end of paragraph, and read instead:
' I The N. G. shall appoint, when necessary, a competent nurse to attend to
members when sick. Each member shall be assessed the sum of fifty cents
when necessary, and the total amount of said assessment be carried to the
credit of an account which shall be opened in the ledger under the head of
* Nurse account.' All monies paid to the nurse sball be charged to said account, and the Lodge shall levy a further assessment of not over fifty cents on
each member when required."
ARTICLE XV.
Ail persons admitted as members of this Lodge shall accompany  their  application with the requisite fee, viz.:—
For Initiation, if under 45 years of age  $20 00
Do.            if over 45, and not exceeding 50 years of age  30 00
And for each additional year over 50, the further sum of  5 00
For Deposit of Card, Initiate, $10, any higher degree  20 00
"   A. O. F.                    "           10,               1                 20 00
For Non-Affiliate, if not over 50 years of age, Initiate,   $20,  any
higher degree  25 00
And for each additional year over 50, the further sum of  5 00
ARTICLE XVI.
Erase from " Every" to " vote," and read,   " Every member shall pay into
the general fund three dollars ($3) per quarter in advance." 112
ARTICLE XVII.
Erase from " Five" on the 3r I line to end of sentence, and read:
$5 00 shall be charged for the 1st Degree.
5 00 " " 2nd
7 50 " " 3rd
7 50 " " 4th       "
10 00 | I 5th or Scarlet Degree.
ARTICLE XVIII.
After the word " support" on the 3rd line, insert " and produce a certificate
from some recognized medical practitioner that they are".
ARTICLE XX.
Sec. 1—After the word " livelihood" on the 3rd line, insert " or of following his usual occupation. ! After words "funds of the Lodge," on 4th line,
insert:
$ 4 On per week for an Initiate.
4 50       '        for a member of the 1st Degree.
5 00       k- " ** 2nd
5 50       " I " 3rd
6 00        " I " 4th      "
10 0i)       4t " " 5th or Scarlet Degree.
and these continue " during such sickness, etc., etc."
Sec. 3—Erase from commencement down to "weeks," and read instead,
" No member who may owe more than $3 for dues to the Lodge."
Sko. 1 On 1st and 2nd lines erase •* entitled to benefits," and read instead,
'' in i;ood standing.''
ARTICLE XXII.
Sec. 1—Erase from commencement to "arrears," and insert, "No member
who owes the Lodge more than $3 for dues."
. Sko. 3 to be struck out, being provided for by Article XI. as amended.
Moved by Rep. Robinson, of No. 1, "That the report of
committee on Laws of Subordinates be adopted." Seconded
by Rep. Trew, of No. 3, and carried.
Report read from Committee on Finance, viz.:
New Westminster, B. 0., February 11   1878.
To the R W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Your Committee on Finance respectfully report that they have carefully
examined the reports of the Right Worthy Grand Secretary and Right Worthy
Grand Treasurer, which they find to be systematically kept in a business-like
manner.
The disbursements of the Grand Treasurer are sustained by proper vouchers
exhibited to your Committee. It therefore affords us pleasure in reporting
them correct.
M. J. GOODE,
W   C. LOYE,
ALEX. EWEN,
H. ELLIOTT,
B. W. SHILES.
Moved  by Rep. Jeffree, of  No. 2,   " That the report be
adopted."    Seconded by Rep. Shiles, of No. 3, and carried.
Report read from same committee as follows: 113
New Westminster, 11th February, 1878.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of B. C.
Your Committee on Finance would recommend that on account of increased facilities required by Grand Secretary, that his salary be two hundred
and fifty dollars for the year and to cover office rent, and that the tax on
subordinates be at the rate of 65 cents on 30th Jane and 35 cents on 31st December.
M. J. GOODE,
W. C. LOYE,
B. W. SHILES,
H. ELLIOTT,
ALEX. EWEN.
Moved by Rep. Elliott, of No. 3,   "That the report be
adopted."    Seconded by Rep. Trew, of No. 3, and carried.
Report from same committee read as follows:
New Westminster, B. C, 11th February, 1878.
To the M. W. G. M., Officers and Members of the
R. W. G. Lodge of British Columbia:
Sirs and Brothers,
Your Committee on Finance recommend that the representatives present
at this session at New Westminster be paid twenty dollars each as mileage for
their attendance at the Grand Lodge, viz.:
Rep. R. Roberts, M. W. Grand Master $20 00
"   W. J. Jeffree, R. W. Deputy Grand Master    20 00
"   J. D. Robinson, G. Secretary    20 00
1    H. Waller, Rep. No. 2    20 00
"   M. J. Goode, Rep. No. 4    20 00
M. J. GOODE,
W. C. LOYE,
H. ELLIOTT,
ALEX. EWEN,
B. W. SHILES.
Moved by Rep. Jeffree,  of No. 2,  "That the report be
adopted."    Seconded by Rep. Elliott, of No. 3, and carried.
Report from same committee read as follows:
New Westminster, B. C, 11th February, 1878.
To the M. W. G. M., Officers and Members of
R. W. G. Lodge of British Columbia:
Sir and Brothers,
Your Committee on Finance recommend that the sum of ten dollars be
paid to C. McMillan for his services as Janitor during the present session.
M. J. GOODE,
W. C. LOYE,
H. ELLIOTT,
ALEX. EWEN,
B. W. SHILES.
Moved by Rep. Trew, of  No. 3,   "That the report be
adopted."    Seconded by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, and carried.
Report read from Committee on State of the Order on portion of Grand Master's address submitted to them: m
To the-R. W. G. L., British Columbia:
Your Committee on State of the Order having duly considered the matter
submitted to them, viz.:
Whether it is the duty of the N. G. to call the brethren to attend the
funeral of a brother who was not entitled to benefits, and whether brothers
not attending should be fined.
We find two propositions in the above question, which is easily decided,
if any subordinate lodge wishes to avail itself of the same; sufficient legislation and power is given in the Journal of G. L. Proceedings of 1857, pages
2780 and 2818.
J. S. DRUMMOND,
J. P. DAVIES,
S. T. STYLES.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, "That the report be
adopted."    Seconded by Rep. Loye, of No. 4, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Drummond, of No. 1, "That this Grand
Lodge, at its rising to-morrow, stand adjourned sine die"
Seconded by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Elliott, of No. 3, " That further time be
granted the Committee on History of Oddfellowship." Seconded by Rep. Jeffree, of No. 2, and carried.
J. P. Davies, P. G. M., offered the following resolution:
" That the sum of $50 be donated from the funds of this
Grand Lodge to the Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster."    Seconded by Rep. Goode, of No. 4.
Moved as an amendment by Rep. Drummond, of No. 1:
"That the subject matter be referred to the Committee on
Finance."   Seconded by Rep. Jeffree, of No. 2.
The amendment being put to the vote, was carried.
On motion, the G. L. took a recess until half-past 8 o'clock.
EVENING SESSION.
The G. L. resume'd its session at half-past eight o'clock,
and was called to order by the Grand Master.
George Turner and W. R. Lewis, P. G.'s of No. 3, being
reported in waiting, were, by direction, introduced by the
Grand Marshal and duly instructed in the G. L. degree.
Report read from Special Committee on Appeal of brothers
Jackson and Litster, as follows:
To the R. W. G. Lodge of B. C:
Your Special Committee halving taken all the available evidence at hand
in regard to the above case, and the facts appearing as follows, viz.: The appellants applied for sick benefits for W. J. Armstrong, P. G.; the lodge, by
their minutes, refused to pay, by a vote of 5 to 2. The appellants appealed
from decision of lodge. Said appeal was sent to Grand Lodge through the
D. D. G. M.   The appeal in this case was not well taken; the appeal should 115
have been direct to D. D. G. M. for his decision on a question of law.. The
whole matter is informal, and the fault lays—1st, by the appellants; 2nd, by
the Lodge; and, 3rd, by the Secretary of N. W. Lodge, No. 3. The appellants
should have, in their written appeal, made a direct appeal to the D. D. G. M.
The lodge should, if their appeal was irregular, so stated to the appellants
and remedied same; if the lodge neglected so to do, the Secretary, in making
out the documents, should have informed the lodge of the informality; and all
communications laid before us were without the seal of the lodge, and consequently could not be recognized by this Grand Body.
We, therefore, beg to refer the whole matter back to the lodge for proper
action,
W. J. JEFFREE,
J. S. DRUMMOND,
A. PHILLIPS.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, "That the report be
adopted."    Seconded by Rep. Elliott, of No. 3, and carried.
The hour having arrived for nominations for officers, the
following Past Grands were nominated:
For M. W. G. M.
W. J. Jeffree, Rep. of No. 2, nominated by Rep. Loye, of No. 4,
C. Gowen, Rep. of No.  1, nominated by Rep. Drummond   P. G. M.,
of No. 1.
For R. W. D. G. M.
A. Phillips, Rep. of No. 1, nominated by Rep. Goode, of No. 4.
For R. W. G. W.
B. W. Shiles, Rep. of No. 3, nominated by Rep. Waller, of No. 2.
For R. W. G. Sec.
J. D. Robinson, Rep. of No. 1, nominated by Rep. Drummond, P. G. M.,
of No. 1.
For R. W. G. Treas. i
J. Wriglesworth, Rep. of No. 4, nominated by Rep. Loye, of No. 4.
FOR GRAND REPRESENTATIVE.
Moved by Rep. Robinson, of No. 1, "That we do not elect
a Grand Representative from this Province at present.'' Seconded by Rep. Phillips, of No. 1, and carried.
The G. M. then appointed Rep. Trew, of No. 3, and H.
Y. Edmonds, P. G. of No. 3, as tellers.
ELECTION.
For Grand Master, 20 votes cast.
W. J. Jeffree received 14 votes.
C. Gowen          "        5     "
Blanks  1
W. J. Jeffree having received a majority of all votes cast,
was then declared duly elected.
There being no opposition in any of the other offices, it
was, on motion, resolved that they be declared elected by
acclamation.    Carried. 11G
Moved by Rep. Drummond, of No. 1, "That this Grand
Lodge hold its next session at Nanaimo." Seconded bv Rep.
Elliott, of No. 3.
Moved as an amendment by Rep. Styles, of No. 1, "That
Victoria be substituted for Nanaimo." Seconded by Rep.
Goode, of No. 4.
On the amendment being put to the vote, it was declared
carried.
The following invitation was here presented:
To the Representatives from Victoria to the R. W. G. L.:
Dear Sirs and Brothers,
The Representatives of New Westminster Lodge cordially invite the
Victoria Representatives to visit our public buildings and other places of
interest in our city; also the fish curing establishments, and to take a short
steamboat excursion up the river when convenient to yourselves.
Moved by Rep. Drummond, of No. 1, " That the invitation
be accepted, and to-morrow forenoon set apart." Seconded
by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Jeffree, of No. 2, " That we now adjourn
until to-morrow evening, at 8 o'clock." Seconded by Rep.
Robinson, of No. 1, and carried.
% SECOND DAY.
The Grand Lodge assembled at 8 o'clock, p.m., pursuant
to adjournment, and was called to order by the M. W. Grand
Master.
The Officers and a quorum of Representatives being
present.
Minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read, and on
motion adopted.
Rep. Drummond, of No. 1, P. G.M., on behalf of .the
Victoria representatives, offered the following resolution of
thanks to the New Westminster brethren:
Resolebd,—That this R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia tender our
thanks to the Representatives and Past Grands of New Westminster Lodge,
No. 3, for the many kindnesses extended to the distant members forming this
G. L., and more particularly in the pleasant excursion by steamboat accepted
by us; also a visit through all the public buildings, viz.: Hospital, Convent,
Jail, Lunatic Asylum, Penitentiary, besides the numerous fishery establishments for curing, of astonishing capacity. The public buildings, we must admit, are an ornament to any city of a hundred thousand inhabitants.
Seconded by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, and carried.
Report read from Committee on Finance as follows:
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New Westminster, B. C, Feb. 12, 1878.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of B. C.:
Your Committee on Finance beg leave to report on the resolution of J. P.
Davies, P. G. M., regarding donation to Royal Columbian Hospital of $50
from the funds of this Grand Lodge, would recommend that the same be not
adopted, as the funds of this R. W. Grand Lodge will not admit of any donations.    (See Article 8, Sec. 1, Constitution.)
M. J. GOODE,
W. C. LOYE,
ALEX. EWEN,
H. ELLIOTT,
B. W. SHILES.
Moved by Rep. Styles, of No. 1, "That the report be
adopted."    Seconded by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, and carried.
The next business in order being installation of officers.
W. J. Jeffree, G. M. elect was presented by J. S. Drummond,
P. G. M., for obligation, and duly installed into office.
The M. W. G. M. then installed the following:
Alex. Phillips R. W. Deputy Grand Master.
B. W. Shiles      |     Grand Warden.
J. D. Robinson      |     Grand Secretary.
The M. W. G. M. then appointed the following officers,
which were, on motion, approved and duly installed into their
respective offices:
H. Waller W. Grand Marshal.
M. J. Goode   I Grand Guardian.
H. Elliott   | Grand Conductor.
F. Carne   | Grand Herald.
M. Humber    | Chaplain.
The M. W. G. M. then appointed the following committees:
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
C. Hayward, of No. 1. J. M. Read, of No. 1.
W. D. McKillican, of No. 4. J. H. Meldram, of No. 2.
A. Ewen, of No. 3.
COMMITTEE ON APPEALS.
R. Roberts, P.G.M., of No. 1. J. P. Gtoodhue, of No. 2.
J. York, of No. i. C. Todd, of No. 4.
J. Sehl, of No. 1.
COMMITTEE ON LAWS OF SUBORDINATES.
J. Davies, of No. 1. H. WaUer, of No. 2.
A. J. Gray, of No. 4. C. Gowen, of No. 1.
J. Sears, of No. 2.
COMMITTEE ON PETITIONS.
J. Weiler, P.G.M., of No. 1. T. J. Partridge, of No. 1.
R. W. Fawcett, of No. 2.
COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION.
J. S. Drummond, P.G.M., of No. 1.
W. McColl, of No. 3. C. N. Trew, of No. 3.
T. R. Mitchell, of No. 1. G. W. Anderson, of No. 1. 118
COMMITTEE ON PRINTING.
Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer,
H. V. Edmonds, of No. 3.
The M. W. G. M. then appointed the following District
Deputy Grand Masters:
S. T. Styles, P. G. of No. 1, for District No. 1.
• H. V. Edmonds, P. G. of No. 3, for District No. 2.
E. Quesnell, P. G. of No. 5, for District No. 3.
Moved by Rep. Roberts, P. G. M., of No. 1, "That the
appointments of the Grand Master be confirmed." Seconded
by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Roberts, P. G. M., of No. 1, "That the
thanks of this R. W, G. L. be extended to New Westminster
Lodge, No. 3, for the use of their Hall and Regalia during
the present session." Seconded by Rep. Waller, of No. 2,
and carried.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, "That the thanks of this
R. W. G. L. be tendered to retiring Grand Officers." Seconded by Rep.. Styles, of No. 1, and carried.
Minutes of the day were then read, and on motion, confirmed.
The G. Chaplain being called upon, offered up the closing
prayer, and the Grand Lodge adjourned sine die.
JAMES D. ROBINSON,
Grand Secretary.
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Of the E. "W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia, for the year
ending 31st December, 1877, to the E. W. Grand Lodge
of the United States.
Number of Lodges     5
< ] Initiated 45
" Admitted by Card and as Ancient 0. F     7
" Eeinstated     8
| 'Withdrawn by Card     5
" Suspended or dropped 40
I Expelled     2
I Deceased     5
1 Members 500
| Of Brothers relieved  53
| Of widowed families relieved     1
Amount paid for relief of Brothers. $ 3,126 00
I | "Widowed families  25 00
" Education of Orphans	
| Burying the Dead        187 00
1 Special Relief	
Total Relief I $ 3,338 0.0
Amount of annual receipts $10,774 53
Amount of current expenses of Lodges $2,806 28
Number of weeks for which sick benefits were paid  273

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