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OF THE
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VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, FEBRUARY 9th and 10th, 1880.
VICTORIA, B. C:
M'MILLAN AND SON, BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS,
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R. W. GRAM) LODGE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,
I.  0„  Ow F-
SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION.
Victoria, B. 0., 9th February, 1880.
The Grand Lodge opened this morning, at 11 o'clock, in
the Odd Fellows' Hall.    Present:
C. Gowen M.W. Grand Master.
J. Wriglesworth   R. W. Deputy Grand Master.
R. Roberts, (pro tern.)   R. w. Grand Warden
J. D. Robinson R. W. Grand Secretary.
H. Waller R. W. Grand Treasurer.
M. J. Goode      W. Grand Marshall.
W. F. Archibald      W. Grand Guardian.
Joseph Sears      W. Grand Herald.
Thos. J  Partridge         W. Grand Chaplain.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present, whereupon the Grand Chaplain offered up prayer, and the Grand
Lodge was declared open for business.
The Grand Master Appointed the following Committee
on Credentials:
J. P. Goodhue, of No. 2,
W. D. McKillican, of No. 4,
F. Carne, of No. 1.
Credentials of members was read and referred to Committee on Credentials, who reported as follows:
Victobia, 9th February, 1880.
To the R. W. Gkand Lodge of Beitish Columbia:
Your Committee on Credentials respectfully report that we have examined the credentials of members and report as follows:
T. J. Partridge, F. Carne,
J. Davies, R. Roberts,
J. Sehl, D. Dale,
J. Weiler, C. Gowen,
J. D. Robinson, A. Phillips,
J. M. Read, G. W. Anderson,
Of No. I 148
M. Humber, H. Waller,
F. Norris, W. F. Archibald,
W. J. Jeffree, Jos. Sears,
R. W. Fawcett, J. P. Goodhue,
Of No. 2.
H. Elliott, C. N. Trew,
W. McColl, B. W. Shiles,
Of No. 3.
E. Fletcher, W. D. McKillican,
Jos. Wriglesworth, Charles Todd,
M. J. Goode, Of No. 4,
Are duly accredited Representatives.    That—
J. S. Drummond, Chs. Hegele,
E. C. Holden, W. H. Huxtable,
C. Hayward, J. York,
S. T. Stvles, H. Gribble,
J. Gosnell, E. Fawcett,
R. Albertstone,
Of No. 1.
James Fell, Louis Vigelius,
John H. Meldram, Wm. Harrison,
A. B. Gray, George H. Maynard,
Michael Young,
Of No. 2.
Wm. J. Armstrong, J. T. Scott,
A. Ewen, W. R Lewis,
J. Morey, G. Turner,
L. F. Bonson, Wm. Lister,
J. W. Howieson, W. B. Tait,
Of No. 3.
Thos. Shotbolt. J. Batchelor,
H. Smith, A. Gray,
Of No. 4,
Are entitled to Seats.   And—
George Williams,    \ nfvn   i
P. J. Hall,
Michael Young,
■p    j   XT      • s Of No. 2,
.bred. Morris, \
Walter Walker,       ) r\* -vc    a
■d   a   -d i.u-  ~4.        r Of No. 4,
P. A. Babbmgton,
Are entitled to the Grand Lodge Degree.
We have to report no returns whatever from Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
Fraternally submitted,
JAS. P. GOODHUE,
W. D. McKILLICAN,
F. CARNE.
Moved by Rep. Partridge, of No. 1, "That the report
be adopted." Seconded by Rep. McKillican, of No. 4, and
carried.
The Grand Marshall was instructed to retire and introduce Past Grands in attendance, and the G. L. Degree was
conferred on
P. J. Hall, of No. 1,
P. A. Babbineton, of No. 4. low
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The report of the Grand Master was then read, as  fol-
s:
To the R. W. Gband Lodge of the Pbovince of Bbitish Columbia :
Bbothebs and Repbesentatives.—;By permission and blessing of the Supreme Grand Master we meet here to-day, being the Sixth Annual Communication of this R. W. Grand Lodge, to transact the business of the different
Lodges in this Jurisdiction, and such other matters as may be brought before
us in the interest and for the prosperity of our beloved Order.
My Brethren, another year has past and gone since our last Communication, and we should not forget to return thanks to the Almighty for his many
blessings bestowed upon us, and for the continued prosperity of our Order in
this Province. The past year has been one of great moment in our beloved
Order, especially in this city. It is with deep regret that I have to record the
demise of our worthy Brother J. P. Davies, Past Grand Master, who died
very suddenly on the 20th of September last, and was buried on the following day. I therefore caused a notice to be placed on the bulletin board requesting the Grand Lodge to appear in a bodjT to attend the funeral of our
deceased Brother.
I have to congratulate the different Lodges in this city on the rapid
^strides they have made in erectingtheir new Hall, and I trust we may never
hear the sound of an angry or unkind word within its walls.
You are aware of the legislation of the Grand Lodge of the United States,
which at its last session changed its name to that of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge; and also with regard to members who have been suspended for nonpayment of dues, whose names are now to be kept in a separate book and to be
called Dormant Odd Fellows I hope at the next Communication of the Sovereign Grand Lodge this law will be repealed, as in my opinion it is of no
benefit to the Order generally, and will only induce unworthy members to try
and be reinstated into their different Lodges, as it only requires a majority
vote to be reinstated. I therefore would recommend you to take such action
as you may deem fit with regard to the re-admission of such members My
official acts during the year, as follow^:
March 17, I issued a Proclamation to all the Lodges in the Jurisdiction
to celebrate the Sixtieth Anniversary on the 26th or 28th of April according as
they might choose.
With the R. W. Grand Officers I visited the Lodges in this City officially on the following dates: April 14, Victoria Lodge, No. 1; April 16, Columbia Lodge. No. 2; April 17, Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
April 28, Laid the Corner Stone of the new Hall on Douglas Street, to be
erected by the three Lodges in this City, with appropriate ceremony.
July 2, Installed the Officers of Columbia Lodge* No. 2.
July 3, Installed the Officers of Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
July 7, Installed the Officers of Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
July 8, Accompanied by the R. W. Grand Officers, I proceeded to New
Westminster and installed the Officers of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3. The
Brethren there received us in their usual kind manner. I found them working
harmoniously together for the good of the Order.
September 8, With the R. W. Grand Officers visited Victoria Lodge, No.
1, officially. An initiation taking place the same evening the Grand Officers
were kindly invited to exemplify the work by initiating the candidate. The
invitation was accepted, and the Grand Officers performed the initiatory ceremony.
October 6, Granted a dispensation to Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, to
hold a ball and supper and to appear in Regalia at the same under the usual
restrictions.
October 10, Proceeded to Nanaimo accompanied by the R. W. Grand Officers. We were kindly received by the Brethren and entertained during our
stay.
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October 11, Dedicated the Hall built by Black Diamond Lodge on their
own property, which is a credit to such a young Lodge-, and will no doubt
prove a profitable investment. Here we found the Order in a healthy condition and working well.
January 5, 1880,-Installed the Officers of Victoria Lodge, No. l,into their-
respective chairs.
January 7, Myself and the Deputy Grand Master being unable to attend,
the Officers of Columbia Lodge, No. 2, were installed by the R. W. Grand
Secretary.
January 8, Installed the Officers of Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
January 31, Received a communication from Eureka Lodge, No. 13, Dakota Territory, appealing for aid to assist them in rebuilding their Hall. Taking into consideration all the circumstances I did not deem it advisable to forward the communication to the subordinate Lodges.
Also the same date a communication from the Grand Lodge of Florida, -
appealing for aid in favor of erecting a home for the proper treatment of unfortunate Brothers who might visit their Jurisdiction,  which I forwarded to
the different Lodges in this Jurisdiction.
I have received encouraging reports from the District Deputies of No. 1
and 2 Districts which are submitted, and regret very much that no report has
reached me from District Deputy Norris of No. 3 District.
The decision of Bro. Todd, District Deputy of No. 1, which is given in
his report, I approve.
The decision given by Bro. Trew, of District No. 2, which you will find
in his report, does not properly answer the question put to him by N ewWestminster Lodge, No. 3. A widow or family of a deceased Brother being entitled to the funeral benefits to be paid by the Lodge at his death, if no expense is incurred.    (See White's Digest, Sections 196 and 197.)
In conclusion, I take this opportunity of thanking the Officers who have
worked so willingly and faithfully with me through the year. Also to the
Brothers throughout the Jurisdiction for the many courtesies extended to us
while visiting the different Lodges. I hope that perfect harmony may prevail
through all our deliberations, and that our acts may prove to be for the welfare of the Brothers in this Jurisdiction.
I remain in F. L. and T ,
Yours fraternally,
CHS. GOWEN,
Grand Master.
Moved by Grand Treasurer, "That a committee of three
be appointed to distribute subjects in the report to the different Standing Committees/' Seconded by Deputy G^and
Master, and carried.
COMMITTEE APPOINTED:
Rep. McKillican, of No. 4,
"    Shiles, ofNo. 3,
"    Roberts, P.G.M., of No. 1.
Eeport of Grand Secretary read.
Office of the Gband Secbetaby,
Victobia, B. C, 9th February, 1880.
To the R. W. Gband Lodge of Beitish Columbia, I. 0. 0. F:
Deab Sies and Bbothebs,—I beg to submit the following report of the
business of this office for the year, viz:
BESSES 151
Whole number of Lodges are	
Number of members in good standing	
Initiated during the year	
Admitted by Card	
Reinstated to Active membership..   	
Reinstated to Dormant membership	
Withdrawn by Card	
Suspended for cause	
Expelled	
Rejected	
Deceased    	
Suspended from Active to Dormant membership
Number of Past Grands      	
Amount of annual receipts    .. $10,165
Amount of current expenses of Lodges       3,833
Number of weeks for which sick benefits were paid
Balance Sheet Brand Lodge of British Columbia, 1.0.0. F„ 9th Fekuary, 1880.
Folio.
ACCOUNT.
De.
Cb.
10
23
Stock Account	
Grand Treasurer	
$211 69
168 33
5 25
13 00
21 70
25
Sundry persons	
35
39
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3	
Black Diamond Lodge, No .5	
41
Profit and Loss	
609 47
43
Furniture and Regalia	
189 50
$609 47
$609 47
Amount of Cash received during the
For Supplies:
Victoria Lodge, No. 1	
Columbia Lodge, No .2	
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
Dominion Lodge, No .4	
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5...
Sundry Persons	
Fob Tax Teem ending 30th June, 1879:
Victoria Lodge, No. 1  	
Columbia Lodge, No. 2	
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3,
Dominion Lodge,  No. 4	
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5...
For Tax Term ending 31st Deo., 1879:
Victoria Lodge, No. 1	
Columbia Lodge, No. 2 ,
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3..
Dominion Lodge, No. 4	
WThole amount of Cash received and paid over to R. W,
Grand Treasurer *	
Ill 15
83 20
44 85
48 10
39 65
62 30
44 45
24 50
25 90 152
Amount of Orders drawn on Gralid Treasurer
1879.
Feb'y 13th—Order No. 1, favor of J. A. Cridge, for services,
March 5th,
April 3rd,
July 3rd,
1880.
Jan'y 30th.
31st,
11
Feb'y 6th,
9,
A. Rutherford
B. W; Shiles, * mileage	
H.Elliott, I 	
G.L.U.S., supplies and exchange,
G. S.,  Express chgs and duty..
McMillan & Son,  printing Proceedings, 	
Hayward & Jenkinson, gavel and
baton	
G. S., acct. McMillan & Son, for
Receipt Book
do., rent P. O. box, postage, etc.
do., salary,     250 00
do., bal. due for Books of Forms.
$10
00
5
00
20
00
20
00
51
00
9
75
70
00
3
50
6
00
9
75
250
00
27
20
$ 482 20
SUMMARY.
Cash balance in hands of Grand Treasurer at last report     113 68
Total amount of Cash received :     536 85
$ 650 53
Less Orders drawn,        482 20
Leaving a balance in the hands of the Grand Treasurer of $ 168 33
AMOUNTS DUE GRAND LODGE.
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, for supplies    	
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, Representative Tax	
Sundry Persons, accounts for supplies	
$ 13 00
21 70
O ZD
$ 39 95
STOCK ACCOUNT
Cr
Stock on hand at last report	
Purchased during the Year :
100 Books of Forms   $84 75
1 Lodge Receipt Book     6 00
Profit on sales made during the year	
Sold during .the Year:
20 Books Forms, @ $1 25 $25 00
2 White's Digest, 1874, @ $3 50 and $4 00...    7 50
2 Initiatory Charge Books, @ $3 00     6 00
2 Order Books on Treasurer, @ $6 50  13 00
1 Lodge Receipt Book       6 50
20 Visiting Cards, @ 25 cts     5 00
6 Withdrawal Cards, @ 25 cts     1 50
50 Odes, @ 10 cts     5 00
Orders for P. W     0 25
$177 35
90 75
13 34
69 75 53
 $ 2
 68
65 cts     3
     4
@$5 00  10 00
  15 60
Stock still on hand :
2 Books Forms, (old)	
80     § |        (new) ,
6 Books Odes, with music, Q
400 Initiation Petitions	
2 Order Books on Treasurer,
6 Initiatory Charge Books, @ $2 60
8 Degree Books, @ $2 60  20 80
4 Rebekah Books, @ $2 60   10 40
125 Lodge Odes, @ 7 cts	
50 Diplomas, @ 65 cts	
4 White's Digest, 1874, @ $3 12%  12
3 Officers' Roll Books, @ $2 50     7
30 Visiting Cards, @ 21 cts     6
14 Withdrawal Cards, @ 21 cts     2
2o Lismissal Certificates, @ 21 cts     5
Orders for P. W     1
Being balance to Dr. of said account as per Balance
Sheet	
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	
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3  4 "
Dominion Lodge, No. 4  5 "
Black Diamond Lodge,  No. 5  4 |
The returns from Subordinates show a gain of 15 in membership.
The new law passed the Sovereign Grand Lodge regarding dormant members, has brought a return from Subordinate Lodges in this Province of 122,
who now stand under that denomination, but I feel convinced that the names
of several persons returned in that list, who left the country many years ago,
are in all probability dead, for all trace of their whereabouts has been lost.
I received during recess appeal papers in the matter of John Bennett
against the action of Dominion Lodge, No. 4, which I handed to the Chairman of Committee on Appeals.
I also received an Amendment to By-Laws of Black Diamond Lodge, No.
5, which I handed to Chairman of Committee on Laws of Subordinates.
I have to call your attention to the tax due Sovereign Grand Lodge. One
year was r.mitted, but since then a year has passed, and we stand as owing
$75, which I have no authority to pay, and I would ask that some action be
taken ii the matter.
I received a Circular from Grand Lodge of Missouri regarding a revision
of the Ritual of the Degrees, which I attach hereto, for any action you may
feel inclined to take.
I also received a few days ago a letter from the R. W. Grand Representative of Ontario, which I also place before you for action.
These are the only communications received that require any action by
the Grand Lodge.    All the other correspondence has been attended to.
On the 28th April the corner stone of the new Hall was laid by the Grand
Master.    The following is a copy of the document deposited in the stone:
This building, intended for the use of the Independent Order of Odd-
Fellows of Victoria, the corner stone of which is laid this twenty-eighth day of 154
April, A. D. 1879, in the 41st year of the reign of Our Most Gracious Sovereign Lady Queen Victoria, and in the 61st year of the establishment of the
Order on the American Continent, Lord Lome being Governor General of
Canada, A. N. Richards Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and the
following gentlemen forming the Government of this Province:
Hon. George A. Walkem,  Premier,  Attorney General,   and  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Hon. Thomas B. Humphreys, Provincial Secretary.
Hon. Robert Beaven, Minister of Finance.
The Lodges of the Order in this city are as follows:
Dominion Lodge, No. 4, Walter Walker, Noble Grand; P. A. Babington, Vice
Grand; W. H Dorman, Rec. and Per. Secretary;
W. D. McKillican, Treasurer.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2, Michael Young, Noble Grand;   Fred'k. Norris, Vice
Grand; R. W. Fawcett, Recording Secretary; Henry
Waller, Treasurer; Joseph Sears, Permanent Secretary .
Victoria Lodge, No. 1, George Williams, Noble Grand; Philip J. Hall, Vice
Grand; Fred'k. Davey, Rec. and Per. Secretary;
John Weiler, Treasurer.
Vancouver Encampment,   No. 1,   M. Hart,   Chief Patriarch; Joseph Sears,
High Priest; James Jackson, Senior Warden; Philip
J. Hall, Scribe; Jacob Sehl, Treasurer; John G. Taylor, Junior Warden.
The Right Worthy Grand Lodge of the Province op British Columbia :
Charles Gowen, Most Worthy Grand Master.
Joseph Wriglesworth, Right Worthy Deputy Grand
Master.
Henry Elliott, Right Worthy Grand Warden.
James D. Robinson, Right Worthy Grand Secretary.
Henry Waller, Right Worthy Grand Treasurer.
The Right \V orthy Grand Lodge of the Independent Order op Odd Fellows:
John B. Harmon, Most Worthy Grand Sire.
Luther J. Glenn, Right Worthy Deputy Grand Sire.
James L. Ridgely, Right Worthy Grand Corresponding and Recording Secretary.
Joshua Vansant. Right Worthy Grand Treasurer.
Theo. A. Ross, Right Worthy Assistant Grand  Secretary. 'y%
The three Lodges mentioned, viz., Victoria, No. 1, Columbia, No. 2, and
Dominion, No. 4, formed an Association called the " Odd Fellows' Union,"
by electing five Delegates from each Lodge for the purpose of .incorporating
under the laws of the Province, to acquire land and erect buildings. The
Delegates elect are as follows:
Charles Hayward,
Thomas Russell,
Joseph York,
James D. Robinson,I
George W. Anderson,
i
f- From Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
I
W. J. Jeffree,
M. Humber,
M. Baker,
T. S. Bone,
Henry Waller,
1
!-From Columbia Lodge, No. 2
j Thomas Shotbolt,
M. J. Goode,
Joseph Wriglesworth,
W. D. McKillican,
Charles Todd,
f-From Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
.These Delegates elected the following Officers:
W. J. Jeffree, President.
James D. Robinson, Secretary.
Joseph Wriglesworth, Treasurer.
Joseph York, ]
y Trustees.
Thos. S. Bone,
W. D. McKillican,   )
The Odd Fellows' Union had plans prepared for the present building by
John Teague, Esq., Architect, and tenders called for its erection, and on the
30th day of December, 1878, the contract was awarded to Messrs. Hayward <fe
Jenkinson of this city, who are to complete the same by the 31st October,
1879.
The Corner Stone is this day laid by Charles Gowen, Esq., the Grand
Master of the Right Worthy Grand Lodge of British Columbia, in accordance
with the laws and usages of the Order.
The following tn addition to this short description of the work are deposited in the stone, viz.:
Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia from formation.
Daily British Colonist, 27th April, 1879.
Daily Standard, 28th April, 1879.
One American Silver Dollar, 1879.
One American Silver 20 Cent piece,
One Canadian Half Dollar, 1872.
One Canadian Quarter Dollar, 1874.
One Canadian 20 Cent piece, 1858.
One Canadian 10 Cent piece, 1858.
One Canadian 5 Cent piece, 1875.
One English Penny, 1797.
One English Farthing, 1853.
And the Seal of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and the
Union attached to this document.
The building is completed, but the furnishing of the Logde Room is not
quite finished. It is expected, however, that all will be ready in course of
.another week.
Annexed I beg to hand you the usual abstracts of Reports of Subordinates, to be appended to proceedings of Session when printed.
In conclusion, Representatives and Brothers, I have to express a hope
that this year, which promises to be a prosperous onefor the Province in the
way of business, may be a good one for
beloved Order also,  and that be
fore our next Annual Session several new Lodges may be started on the mainland.
Fraternally submitted,
JAMES D. ROBINSON.
Grand Secretary.
Office of the  R   W.  Grand Secretary,  Grand Lodge of Missouri,  St.
Louis, Sept. 1st, 1879.
Mr. J. D. Robinson, R. W. Grand Secretary R.W.Grand Lodge of B. Columbia:
Dear Sir and Brother,—At the late session of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, held in this city in May last, the following action was had:
P. G. Sire Veitch offered the following preamble and resolution Whereas, the practical experience of years has demonstrated the fact that:
the five Subordinate Degrees of the Order fail in attractiveness to the membership generally,   as is evidenced by the meagre attendance at Degree meetings, and the want of interest in the Degree work by most of those who have
received the Degrees: and
Whereas, it is believed that a proper revision of the lectures and ritual of
the Degrees, and their reduction from five to three, retaining the present unwritten portion of them, but varied in form, style and matter, would be more
impressive, attractive and effective; therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Grand Lodge of Missouri is in favor of a revision of
the Subordinate Degrees, and their reduction in number from five to three
Degrees, and that our R. W. Grand Representatives are requested to advocate
and vote for the same in the Grand Lodge of the I. O. O. F.
Rep. Grant submitted the following amendment to the preamble and resolution, which was accepted by P. G. Sire Veitch:
That the Grand Lodge of Missouri is also in favor of such change as will
have the work in the Subordinate Lodges done in the highest Subordinate
Degree.
The preamble and resolution, together with the amendment of Rep. Grant,
were unanimously adopted.
Rep. Bullen offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the Grand Secretary is instructed to iorward the resolution introduced by P. G. Sire Veitch, in reference to the Degrees, to the several Grand Lodges, and request their co-operation.
In accordance with instructions, I have the honor of transmitting this
Circular, and ask at the hands of your R. W. Grand Lodge a careful consideration of this import mt matter.
Fraternally,
E. M. SLOAN,
Grand Secretary.
Moved by Eep. Waller, of No. 2, That this report be
also handed to the same Committee appointed on Grand
Master's report. Seconded by Rep. Partridge, of No. 1, and
carried.
Report read from Grand Treasurer, which was referred
to Committee on Finance:
Victoria, B. C, February 9th, 1880.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia:
Dear Sirs and Brothers,—I respectfully submit my report for the year
ending the above date.
RECEIPTS.
1879.
Feb. 10. To balance Cash received from last Treasurer     $113 G8
1880.
Feb. 6.    |    Cash received from Grand Secretary    160 65
I        I    Sundry vouchers as per statement of Grand Secretary...   376 20!
$650 53
1879. DISBURSEMENTS.
Feb. 13. By Order No. 1, J. A. Cridge $10 00
"    2, A. Rutherford      5 00
"   3, B.W. Shiles 20 00
"   4, H. Elliott  20 00
March 5.        gj |   5, Grand Secretary  51 00 57
1880.
Feb. 6.   By sundry Orders, Nos. 6 to 12,  as per statement of
Grand Secretary.
376 20   482 20
To balance on hand...    $168 33
Fraternally yours,
H. WALLER,
Grand Treasurer.
The Grand Lodge then took a recess until 2.30, p. m.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
The Grand Lodge resumed its session at 2.30, p.m., and
was called to order by the Grand Master.
Report read from Committee on Distribution as follows:
Victoria, B. C, February 10th, 1880.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
We, your Committee to distribute the Grand Master's report, would respectfully submit that so much of his report as refers to the granting Dispensations, and also that part respecting Dormant members, we would refer to
the Committee on the State of the Order. The Grand Master's official acts
and reports of District Deputies, we would refer to Committee on Legislation.
That part of Grand Master s report referring to the death of Bro. P.G.
M. Davies, we would recommend that a Committee be appointed to draft a
suitable memorial on the death of Bro. P. G. M. Davies.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
B. W. SHILES,
R. ROBERTS,
W.D. McKILLICAN.
Moved by Rep.   Carne,  of No. 1, That the report be
adopted.    Seconded by Rep. Goodhue, and carried.
COMMITTEE APPOINTED ON MEMORIAL:
Rep. Weiler, P. G. M.. of No. 1.
Rep. Roberts, P. G. M., of No. 1,
Rep. Jeffree, P. G. M.. of No. 2,
Report read from Committee on Appeals, as follows:
To thk R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia :
Victoria, February 9th, 1880.
Appeal of Bro. J. Bennett, of Dominion Lodge, No. 4, against the action of
Dominion Ledge, No. 4, on charges preferred agaiust him by Bro. M. J.
Goode, P. G. of Dominion Lodge, No. 4, for conduct unbecoming an Odd
Fellow, by attempting four times in the month of November, 1878, to defraud W. P. Say ward and several others, named in the indictment:
A committee of five Brothers of Dominion Lodge was appointed and proceeded to the trial of Bro. Bennett upon said charges.
Bro. Bennett was  found guilty of the charge, and expelled the Lodge;
from which action Bro. Bennett appeals on the following grounds:
1. That evidence was allowed,  by the Committee who tried the case, of
charges not specified in the complaint.
2. That the verdict of the Committee was contrary to the weight of evidence.
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3. That the document alleged to be a copy of a statement made by one to
the Official Assignee was ex parte evidence, and should not have been received.    See White's Digest, p. 389.
4. That the evidence was not taken in accordance with the provisions of
Sec. 4, Art. 7, of the Constitution, and the record of the proceedings does not
show that the witnesses, if members of the Order, gave their evidence on the
honor of an Odd Fellow, or if not members, on oath or affirmation.
5. That evidence was rejected, tendered on my behalf, to show animus of
prosecution.
6. That the vote on the penalty  was illegally taken,  as all the different
orders of punishment being before the Lodge at the same time the order foif
expulsion was kept open for several ballots.    On the first ballot a majority
did not vote for expulsion,   and not until  several ballots were taken was a|
majority vote for expulsion obtained.    See White's Digest, 648.
After reviewing the case we find—
1. That Mr. D. McNaughton gave evidence on an offence alleged to have
been committed about Feb. 25th, 1879, which was three months subsequent
to the date of the offence with which he (the x4.ppellant   was charged.
2. The documents before your Committee do not show if Mr. McNaughton is a member of the Order, or if an oath or obligation of any sort was adl
ministered to him before receiving  his evidence     The same objection in the
case of all the other witnesses.    See Constitution Sub. Lodge, Sec. 4.
3. That the other witnesses do not appear to have any complaint against
Bro. Bennett.
4. Your Committee agree with, the Appellant that a person charged with
an offence should not be compelled to criminate himself, and that ex parte
statements should not be taken except in support or confirmation of other
evidence.
5. Bro. Bennett had an opportunity, we presume, of objecting at the time
to the appointing of a new member on the Trial Committee, of which hel
should have availed himself.
6. That the ballot was illegally taken, as penalty of expulsion ought to
have been dropped after the first ballot. If as stated by the Appellant, we
have nothing to show on the documents.
Your Committee would therefore recommend that the appeal be sustained.
R. ROBERTS.
THOS. SHOTBOLT.
JOSEPH SEARS.
JOHN H. MELDRAM.
Moved   by  Rep. Carne,  of  No. 1, That the report be
adopted.    Seconded by Rep. Partridge, of No. 1.
Moved as an amendment by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, That
the case be referred b
ac.
to the Lodge for new trial.    Sec
onded by Rep. McKillican, of No. 4.
On the amendment being put to the vote, it was carried.
The Grand Master  made the following  appointments
to fill vacancies in Standing Committees:
COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE ORDER:
Rep. Partridge, of No. 1.
COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION:
Rep. Davies, of No. 1,
Rep. Todd, of ]%>. 4, Rep. Waller, of No. 2,
Rep. Carne, of No. 1, Rep. Phillips, of No. 1.
COMMITTEE ON LAWS OF SUBORDINATES.
Rep. Read, of No. 1. Rep. Sears, of No. 2. 159
Report read from Committee on Laws of Subordinates,
as follows:
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia :
The Committee on Laws of Subordinates report that they have examined
the amendments to the By-Laws of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, Nanaimo,
referred to them, and would report as follows:
As regards the change of the night of meeting, this Committee feel that
they have no jurisdiction over Black Diamond Lodge as to which night in the
week that Lodge should meet, provided that that Lodge meets once a week,
and twenty-six nights' service be completed in any term.
The Committee would recommend the adoption of the alteration of a portion of Article XV. of the By-Laws of that Lodge, viz: "For admission by
deposit of card as an Ancient Odd Fellow, or for non-affiliated if under 45
years of age $20, and $2 for each additional year."
E. J} LETCHER,
A. PHILLIPS,
JOHN M. READ,
M. J. GOODE,
Victoria, Feb. 9th, 1880. JOSEPH SEARS.
Moved by Rep. Weiler, P.G.M., of No. 1. That the report be adopted. Seconded by Rep. Carne, of No. 1, and
carried;
Report read from Committee on Legislation, as follows:
Victoria, Feb. 9th, 1880.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Your Committee on Legislation beg leave to report that they have examined the whole of that portion of the Grand Master's report referring to his
official acts,  and would recommend the adoption of the same by this  Grand
Lodge.
Respectfully submitted,
JOSHUA DAVIES,
H. WALLER,
C. TODD,
F. CARNE,
A. PHILLIPS.
Moved by Rep. Roberts, P.G.M., of No. 1, That the
report be adopted. Seconded by Rep. Shiles, of No. 3, and
carried.
Report read from Committee on Finance, as follows:
Victoria, B. C, Feb. 9, 1880.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Your Committee on Finance having examined the report of the Treasurer
and the financial portion of the Grand Secretary's report, together with books,
papers and vouchers, beg most respectfully to state that they have found the
same correct.
W. J. JEFFREE,
B. W. SHILES,
W. D.  McKILLICAN.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, That the report be
adopted.    Seconded by Rep. Sears, of No. 2, and carried. 160
Moved by Rep. Partridge, of No. 1, That a Committee
of seven be appointed to examine and report on-a scale of
benefits for Subordinates, taking up the notice of motion
given last session by Rep. Hayward and laid over for one
year—said Committee to report at this evening session. Seconded by Rep. McKillican, of No. 4, and carried.
COMMITTEE APPOINTED:
Rep. Partridge and Rep. Davies, of No. 1,
Rep. Jeffree, P.G.M., and Rep. Waller, of No. 2,
Rep. McKillican and Rep. Todd, of No. 4,
Rep. Shiles, of No. 3.
Report read from Committee on State of the Order, as
follows:
Victoria, Feb. 9th, 1880.
To the R W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Your Committee on the State of the Order, to whom was referred that
portion of the M. VV. Grand Master's report which refers to the granting of a
dispensation to appear in regalia, would recommend that the same be approved.
Your Committee is also fully in accord with the opinion of the M.W.G.M.
with reference to Dormant Members, and recommend that this Grand Lodge
pass a motion to the following effect:
"That this Grand Lodge is of opinion that the action of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge in reinstating to Dormant Membership those Brothers of the
Order who had ceased membership for non-payment of dues, is not conducive
to the good working of the Order in this Jurisdiction, and that the fee to place
a dormant member in active membership be as follows: That if a member is
placed on the dormant list from one month to three months, then the fee, in
addition to the amount of his indebtedness, be not less than five dollars: if
from three to six months, ten dollars; if from six months to twelve months,
twenty dollars; if over one year, the fee shall be not less than fifty dollars;
and all applications for restoration from dormant to active membership shall
be accompanied by a doctor's certificate of health."
JOHN WEILER,
JOSHUA DAVIES,
THOS. J. PARTRIDGE.
Moved by  Rep. Goode,  of No. 4,   That the report be<
adopted.    Seconded by Rep. Todd, of No. 4, and carried.
Report read from Committee on Distribution, as follows:
Victoria, Feb. 9th, 1880.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Your Committee on Distribution beg to recommend that the communication contained in the Grand Secretary's report from the R. W. Grand Lodge
of Missouri, be referred to Committee on Legislation.
And that the communication from Ontario, concerning Representatives to
Sovereign Grand Lodge, be left in the hands of the Standing Committee of
this Grand Lodge to appoint a Grand Representative, if they can find one
willing to go at his own expense.
B. W. SHILES,
R. ROBERTS,
W.  D. McKILLICAN. 161
Moved by Rep. Wriglesworth, of No. 4, That the report
be adopted. Seconded by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, and carried.
The Grand Lodge then took a recess until 8.30, p. m.,
this evening.
m    ' EVENING SESSION.
The Grand Lodge resumed its session at 8.30, p.m., and
was called to order by the Grand Master.
The Grand Marshal was instructed to retire and introduce Past Grands in attendance, and the G. L. Degree was
conferred on
G. Williams, ofNo. 1,
M. Young, of No. 2.
The hour for nomination of Officers having arrived, the
following Past Grands were nominated:
FOR M. W. GRAND MASTER.
J. Wriglesworth, Rep. of No. 4,
Nominated by Rep. Partridge, of No. 1.
•FOR R. W. DEPUTY GRAND MASTER.
B. W. Shiles, Rep. of No. 3,
Nominated by Rep. Jeffree, P.G.M., of No. 2.
FOR R.  W. GRAND WARDEN.
H. Waller, Rep. of No. 2,
Nominated by Rep. Weiler, P.G.M., ofNo. 1.
FOR R. W. GRAND SECRETARY.
J. D. Robinson, Rep. of No. 1,
Nominated by Rep. Phillips, of No. 1.
FOR R. W. GRAND TREASURER.
W. D. McKillican, Rep. of No. 4,
Nominated by Rep. Goodhue, of No. 2.
J. Davies, Rep. of No. 1,
Nominated by Rep. Goode, of No. 4.
The Grand Master appointed as tellers Rep. Fawcett, of
No. 2, and Rep. Read, of No. 1.
ELECTION.
The following officers were declared elected by acclamation:
J. Wriglesworth, Grand Master,
B. W. Shiles,.....   ... Deputy Grand Master,
H. Waller, Grand Warden,
J. D. Robinson,  .Grand Secretary.
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For Grand Treasurer 31 votes cast:
W. D. McKillican received 10 votes,
J. Davies |        21     i
J. Davies having received a majority of all votes cast,
was declared duly elected Grand Treasurer.
Report read from majority of Committee on Legislation,
as follows:
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Your Committee on Legislation, to whom was referred the Circular from
the R. W. Grand Lodge of Missouri, which states "that a revision of the Subordinate Degrees and their reduction from five to three degrees, would be more
impressive, attractive and effective"; also, that "the work in the Subordinate
Lodges be done in the highest Subordinate Degree"; and further, "that a
careful consideration of this important matter ' is asked of this R. W. Grand
Lodge. Your Committee having carefully examined the subject contained in
the Circular, submit the following:
"Resolved, That this R. W. Grand Lodge fully agree with the resolutions as contained in the Circular from the R. W. Grand Lodge of Missouri,
dated St. Louis, Sept 1st, 1879, and in the event of this Grand Lodge not
being represented at the next session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, it would
be pleased to have the R. W. Grand Representative from Missouri to state
'that the Grand Lodge of British Columbia are in favor of the proposed
changes.
JOSHUA DAVIES,
H. WALLER,
A. PHILLIPS,
F. CARNE.
Also minority report from same Committee, as follows:'
Victoria, B. C, February 9th, 1880.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Your Committee on Legislation have considered the Circular from the:
Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri, respecting the advisability of adopting^
three degrees instead of five^ .and dated St. Louis, Sept 1st, 1879, and we are!
of opinion that it would be unadvisable to recommend such alteration at the
present time.
C. TODD.
Moved by Rep. Wriglesworth, of No. 4, That both reports be laid over for one year. Seconded by Rep. Sears,
of No. 2.
Moved as an amendment by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, That]
the majority report be adopted. Seconded by Rep. Anderson, of No. 1.
On the amendment being put it was lost, and the origin
nal motion was put to vote and carried.
Report read from Special Committee on Benefits, as follows:
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Yenr Special Committee to whom was referred the subject of Benefits for
Subordinate Lodges, and the notice of motion laid over from last session, beg
to submit the following:   That in view of the fact that the matter of Benefits
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has been for years a vexed question in the Order, and that the Sovereign
Grand Lodge has from time to time postponed legislation on this subject, we
are of opinion that the notice of motion of Rep. Hayward. of No. 1, that the
addenda to Sec. 2, Article 4, of the Constitution of Subordinates, be adopted,.
viz:
" Provided alway that such benefits shall not exceed the rate of $10 per
week for each dollar of monthly contributions, and provided always that no
Lodge shall continue to pay the above rates of benefits for a longer period
than six months continuous sickness, after which time it shall not exceed the
sum of seven dollars and fifty cents for each dolJar of monthly contribution.
And further, that after the expiration of twelve months continuous sickness
no Lodge shall pay greater benefits than at the rat^ of $5.00 per week for each
dollar of monthly contribution.'
With the following added thereto:
• For members not having the Scarlet Degree the benefits shall not exceed
the rate of $6.00 per week for the fii st six months, $4.50 per week for the next
six months, and after which $3.00 per week during term of sickness, for each
dollar of monthly contribution.
In all cases where a sick member has received any benefits, and by reason of the recovery of his health ceased to receive such benefits, he shall not
be entitled to recommence the receipt of full benefits until he has been able
to resume his business or occupation for six months, commencing from the
day of his ceasing to receive benefits; but if he fall sick within that time he
shall be placed in the same position as when he ceased to receive benefits and
be paid the same benefits as he was then receiving; but when six months shall
have elapsed after his restoration, if he fall sick he shall receive his full benefits.
Benefits shall not commence until after a Brother has been sick one week.,
THOS. J. PARTRIDGE,
H. WALLER,
B. W. SHILES,
w. d. McKillican,
W. J. JEFFREE,
JOSHUA DAVIES,
C. TODD.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, That the report be
adopted.    Seconded by Rep. Fawcett, of No. 2.
Moved in amendment by Rep. Roberts, P.G.M., of No.
1, That the last clause of the report be struck out, and the
report as amended be adopted. Seconded by Rep. Phillips,
of No. 1.
The amendment was put and carried.
Moved by Rep. Carne, of No. 1, That the Grand Lodge
adjourn until 7.30, p. m., to-morrow. Seconded by Rep.
Phillips, of No. 1, and carried. 164
SECOND DAT.
Victoria, 10th February, 1880.
The Grand Lodge met this evening at 7.30 p. m., pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the Grand
Master.
present :
C. Gowen M. W. Grand Master.
J. Wriglesworth     .. R. W. Deputy Grand Master.
R. Roberts, {pro tern.)   '. R. W. Grand Warden
J. D. Robinson R. W. Grand Secretary.
H. Waller R. W. Grand Treasurer.
M. J. Goode      W. Grand Marshal.
W. F. Archibald      W. Grand Guardian.
Joseph Sears      W. Grand Herald.
Thos. J Partridge        W. Grand Chaplain.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
Minutes of previous days session read and on motion
approved.
Moved by Rep. Robinson, of No. 1, That the Grand
Lodge at its rising to-night do stand adjourned sine die.
Seconded by Rep. Weiler, P.G.M., of No. 1, and carried.
Report read from Special Committee on Resolutions of
Condolence, as follows:
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To the R. W. Grand Lodge <»f British Columbia:
Dear Brothers,—Your Committee appointed to draft resolutions in the
matter of the decease of our beloved Brother J. P. Davies, P.G.M. of this^
Grand Lodge, submit the following:
1st. That in the removal from our midst by death on the 20th September,
1879, we have to mourn the loss of a zealous and devoted member of this
Grand Lodge.   Therefore be it
Resolved, That we mourn the loss of our Brother, whose friendship, his
many virtues and devotedne s to the principles of our Order, had endeared
him to hearts of all who knew him. By his death we have lost a respected Brother and the Order | valuable and faithful worker
Resolved, That we bow in submission to the decrees of Providence, and j
tender to the bereaved family of our deceased Brother our heartfelt sympathy]
in their great sorrow and affliction.
Resolved. That these resolutions be entered on the Records of this Grand
Lodge.
Resolved. That a Memorial Tablet be inserted in the Proceedings of this
session of the Grand Lodge.
JOHN WEILER.
R. ROBERTS,
W. J. JEFFREE.
Moved by Rep. Partridge, of No. 1, That the report be
received and adopted. Seconded by Rep. Carne, of No. 1,
and carried.
Report read from Committee on Finance recommending^
tax on Subordinates, as follows: 165
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Your Finance Committee beg to report that the estimated Revenue and
Expenditure for the year 1880, is as follows:
Balance on hand $168 00
75 cents Capita Tax on 500 members   375 00
Profit on sales     20 00
Sale of goods     30 00
Amounts due     40 00
$633 00
EXPENDITURE.
Salary and Rent $250 00
Stationery     10 00
Mileage       20 00
Janitor h     10 00
Printing 100 00
Sundries     25 00
Fitting up new office     50 00
  $465 00
$168 00
We, therefore, recommend that an assessment of 50 cents per capita and
25 cents per capita, payable on 30th June and 31st December, respectively be
levied on Subordinates.
W. J. JEFFREE,
W. D. McKILLICAN,
B. W. SHILES.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, That the report be
adopted.    Seconded by Rep. Carne, of No. 1, and carried.
Rep. Robinson, of No. 1, gave notice of motion to extend the term of Subordinates from 6 to 12 months.
Moved by Rep. Shiles, of No. 3, That the next session
of the R. W. Grand Lodge beheld in New Westminster.
Seconded by Rep. Goode, of No. 4. On being put to the
vote was lost.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, That the Grand Secretary be instructed to write to the D. D. G. M. of No. 3,
that unless the returns and tax be forwarded at once, their
charter is liable to be withdrawn. Seconded by Rep. Davies,
of No. 1, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, That the Grand Lodge
officers form a Library Committee. Seconded by Rep. McKillican, of No. 4, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Carne, of No. 1, That a new petition be
sent to the Sovereign Grand Lodge to exempt us from paying tax until we have ten Subordinate Lodges. Seconded
by Rep. Partridge, of No. 1, and carried. 166
INSTALLATION. p^V*    '
J. Wriglesworth was presented by J. Weiler, P.M. G., and
W. J. Jeffree, P.M.G., and duly installed as Grand Master.
The M. W. Grand Master then installed into office the
following :
B. W. Shiles R. W. Deputy Grand Master.
H. Waller R. W. Grand Warden.
J. D. Robinson   R. W. Grand Secretary.
J. Davies R. W. Grand Treasurer.
The M. W. Grand Master then appointed the following
officers, which were on motion approved and installed into
office, viz:
W. D. McKillican W. Grand Marshal.
J. Sears W. Grand Guardian.
W. F. Archibald W. Grand Conductor.
E. Fletcher W. Grand Herald.
F. Carne \ . .. W. Grand Chaplain.
The M. W. Grand Master then appointed the following
Committees:
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
W. J. Jeffree, P.G.M., of No. 2,
G. W. Anderson, of No. 1,    C. N. Trew, of No. 3,
E. Fletcher, of No. 4, J. Sehl, of No. 1.
COMMITTEE ON APPEALS.
C. Gowen, P.G.M., of No. 1,
J. Weiler, P.G.M., of No. 1,   J. P. Goodhue, oi No. 2,
C. Todd, of No. 4, W. F. Archibald, of No. 2,
COMMITTEE ON LAWS OF SUBORDINATES.
F. Carne, of No. 1,
J. M. Read, of No. 1, M. J. Goode, of No. 4,
J. Sears, of No. 2, M. Humber, of No. 2.
; COMMITTEE  ON  PETITIONS.
R. Roberts, P.G.M., of No. 1,
D. Dale, of No. 1, F. Norris, of No. 2,
T. J. Partridge, of No. 1,      E. Fletcher, of No. 4.
COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE ORDER.
J. Weiler, P.G.M., ofNo. 1,
A. Phillips, of No. 1, W. D. McKillican, of No 4.
COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION.
R. Roberts, P.G.M., ofNo. 1,
C. Todd, of No. 4, W.J. Jeffree, P.G.M., ofNo. 2,
H. Elliott, of No. 3, R. W. Fawcett, of No. 2.
.4»i*ittt4*£*4>i&$**
ESSSEBESSI 167
COMMITTEE ON PRINTING.
Grand Secretary,
Grand Treasurer, J. P. Goodhue, of No. 2.
and the following District Deputy Grand Masters:
For District No. 1, G. W. Anderson,
|   District No. 2,   W. McColl,
"   District No. 3, J. W. Brunten.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, That the appointments
of the Grand Master be approved. Seconded by Rep. Waller, of No. H and carried.
The Grand Master appointed Rep. Waller, of No. 2, as
Grand Instructor, which was on motion confirmed.
Moved by Rep. Weiler, P.G.M., of No. 1, That a vote
of thanks be tendered the retiring Grand Master for the manner in which the business of the session has been conducted.
Seconde/1 by Rep. Jeffree, P.G.M., of No. 2, and carried.
Minutes of the day were then read, and on motion approved.
The Grand Chaplain being called upon offered up closing prayer, and the Grand Lodge wa3 declared closed sine
die.
JAMES D. ROBINSON,
Grand Secretary. 168
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TH ANNUAL REPORT
Of the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia, for the year
ending 31st December, 1879, to the Sovereign Grand
Lodge, I. O. O. F.
Number of Lodges  .. 7     5
Initiated 34
Admitted by Card and as Ancient Odd Fellow     5
I Reinstated to Active membership    4
I Reinstated to Dormant membership 122
Withdrawn by Card     4
4* Suspended for Cause	
Expelled	
44 Deceased	
Suspended from Active to Dormant membership.
44 Active Members	
Of Brothers i elieved  66
44 Of Widowed families relieved         1
Amount paid for relief of Brothers	
I I Widowed families
li for Education of Orphans
44 for Burying the Dead	
tt for Special Relief	
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Total: Relief $ 4,147 00
Amount of annual receipts $10,165 53
44 current expenses of Lodges     3,833 49
Number of weeks for which sick benefits were paid - 297 172
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Member of COLUMBIA LODGE, No. 2,
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SEPTEMBER 20th, 1879.
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The Members of this Grand Lodge mourn
the death of Past Grand Master J. P. Davies,
he being one of the oldest and most zealous
Members of this"^ Grand Body, and fully appreciate the valuable services he has rendered
the Order in this Province during the many
years he was connected with its interests.
P  G) Cp (0 CXO  9 G)(0  C) Op (0  Op  O) Q(0  C) C]   Victobia, B. C, 6th May, 1880.
A Special Session of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia was held this evening at 8.30 o'clock, in the Odd Fellows'
Hall, and was called to order by the Grand Master.    Present:
J. Wriglesworth  M.W. Grand Master.
H, Elliott, (pro tern.) R. W. Deputy Grand Master.
H. Waller E. W. Grand Warden.
J. D. Robinson       R. .W. Grand Secretary.
J. Davies R. W. Grand Treasurer.
W. D. McKillican W. Grand Marshall.
J. Sears W. Grand Gnardian.
W. F. Archibald     W. Grand Conductor.
E. Fletcher W. Grand Herald.
F. Carne      $*• W. Grand Chaplain.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present, where-
tupon the Grand Chaplain offered up prayer, and the Grand
|Lodge was declared open for special business.
The Grand Master stated the object of the Special Session, viz:    "The refusal of the Grand Treasurer to pay an
'order drawn on him by the Grand  Master, signed by the
' Grand Secretary, and under seal of the Grand Lodge, funds
being in his hands," and explained his* action and read the
correspondence between himself and the Grand Treasurer. 176
The Grand Treasurer then gave his reasons for refusing
to pay the order.
Moved by Rep. Gowen, P. G. M., of No. 1, j That the
action of the Grand Master be endorsed in drawing the order
on the Grand Treasurer."    Seconded by Rep. Sehl, of No. 1.
On motion the question was ordered to be taken by
ballot.
The Grand Master appointed Rep. Goode, of No. 4, and
Rep. Partridge, of No. 1, as tellers.
22 votes cast.    Yeas, 15;    Nays, 7.
The resolution was then declared carried.
Moved by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, " That in the opinion of
this Grand Lodge all appropriations made by the Committee
on Finance and adopted by the Grand Lodge at its regular
Annual Session, need not be referred to the Committee on
Finance during recess before being paid." Seconded by
Rep. Gowen, P.G.M., of No. 1, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, | That' the action of
the Grand Master be endorsed in calling this Special Session."    Seconded by Rep. Dale, of No. 1, and carried.
The Grand Treasurer asked permission to appeal the
question to the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Moved by Rep. Goodhue, of No. 2, "That the request
be granted." Seconded by Rep. Goode, of No. 4, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Goodhue, of No. 2, " That $20 mileage
be paid the Representatives present from New Westminster]
Lodge, No. 3."    Seconded by Rep.  Goode, of No. 4, and!
carried.
Moved by Rep. Gowen, P.G.M., of No. 1,  "That the
correspondence in the question between the Gi'and Master j
and Grand Treasurer be referred to the Executive Committee J  

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