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   PROCEEDINGS
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EIGHTH   ANNUAL   SESSION,
Victoria, 13th February, 1882.
The E. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia assembled
this day at 11 o'clock, A. m., in the Odd Fellows' Hall.
Present:
B. W. Shiles     M. W. Grand Master.
H.Waller R. W. Deputy Grand Master.
G. W. Anderson   R. W. Grand Warden.
E.Fletcher R. W. Grand Secretary.
W. D. McKillican R. W. Grand Treasurer.
Wm. McColl      W. Grand Marshall.
C.Todd      W. Grand Guardian.
W. H. Huxtable      W. Grand Herald.
F. Carne, (pro tern.)      W. Grand Chaplain.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The Grand Chaplain offered up prayer, and the Grand
Lodge was declared open for business.
The Credentials of Representatives from Subordinate
Lodges to this R, W. Grand Lodge were read, and referred
to the following Committee: J. Davies, of No. 1 ; W. D.
McKillican, of No. 4, and F. Carne, of No. 1, who reported
as follows:
Victoria, 13th February, 1882.
To the R. W, Grand Lodge of B. C, I. O. O. F.:
Your Committee on Credentials beg to report that they have  examined
the certificates plaeed^in their hands, and find the following Past Grands duly 212
elected as Representatives from their respective Lodges to this Grand Lodge,
namely :
FROM VICTORIA LODGE, NO. 1.
F. Carne,
R. Roberts, P. G.M.,
Jno. Weiler, P. G. M.,
J. Davies,
T. R. Mitchell,
A. Rome.
J. M. Read,
A. Phillips,
C. Hayward
D. Dale,
W. H. Huxtable
FROM COLUMBIA LODGE, NO. 2.
M. Humber,
H. Waller,
Jos. Sears,
W. J. Jeffree.
W.J. Pendray,
J. H. Meldram,
J. W. Carev.
FROM NEW WESTMINSTER LODGE, NO. 3.
Wm. McColl.
C. N. Trew,
H. Elliott.
B. W. Shiles.
FROM DOMINION LODGE, NO. 4.
W..D. McKillican,
J. Wriglesworth, P. G.M.
W.Walker,
E. Fletcher.
"We find no Certificate of Representatives from Black Diamond Lodge,
No. 5, and none has been received by the Secretary.
The following Past Grands are entitled to seats, namely:
FROM VICTORIA LODGE, NO. 1.
C. Gowen, P. G. M.,
S. T. Styles,
T. J. Partridge,
E. C. Holden,
J. York,
J. D. Robinson,
G. W. Anderson,
P. J. Hall,
M. Hart,
J. Gosnell,
E. Fawcett,
G. Williams,
Wm. Irvine,
Theo. Davie.
FROM COLUMBIA LODGE, NO. 2.
G. H. Ma3rnard,
W. F. Archibald,
M. Young,
F. Norris,
Jno. Partridge,
J.E. McMillan.
Jas. Fell,
L. Vigelius,
. R. W. Fawcett,
W. Harrison,
A. B. Gray,
J. P. Goodhue,
FROM NEW WESTMINSTER LODGE, NO. 3.
J. W. Howison,
J. A. Calbick,
W. Litster,
R. Thomas,
Thos. L. Scott.
W. J. Armstrong,
J. T. Scott,
Geo. Turner,
A. Ewen,
J. Morey,
J. E. Insley,
FROM DOMINION LODGE, NO. 4.
Thos. Shotbolt,
C. Todd,
Hy. Smith,
A. J. Gray,
P. A. Babington,
Wm. Leigh,
Jno. Creden,
E. Harrison, Jr. 213
FROM BLACK DIAMOND LODGE, NO. 5.
S. D. Levi, J. W. Brunton,
E. Quesnell, Jno. McNeill.
Geo. Norris, M. Bate,
A.Galloway, Jno.Hemer.
J. Wilcox,
And the following Past Grands are  entitled to the  Grand Lodge Degree*
namely:
A.Rome,            \ Of No  1
Theo. Davie,      |   ui jno. i.
J E. McMillan,[   Of No. 2.
Jos. W. Carey,   )
Thos. L. Scott : Of No. 3.
John Creden Of No. 4.
Fraternally submitted.
JOSHUA DAVIES,
w. d. McKillican,
FRED'K CARNE,
Committee on Credentials.
Moved by Rep. Meldram, ofNo. 2, i' That the report be
adopted."   Seconded by Rep. Phillips, of No. 1, and carried.
The Grand Marshall was instructed to retire and introduce Past Grands in attendance, and the G. L. Degree was
conferred on
A. Rome Of No. 1.
J. If Carey , Of No. 2.
The Grand Master appointed the following Representatives to fill vacancies on Committees, as follows:
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
J. M. Read, of No. 1.
J. Sears, of No. 2.
COMMITTEE ON LAWS OF SUBORDINATES.
C. Hayward, of No. 1.
W. Walker, of No. 4.
COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE ORDER.
F. Came, of No. 1.
J. Sears, of No. 2.
D. Dale, of No. 1.
C. Hayward. of No. 1.
W. Walker, of No. 4.
COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION.
J. Davies, of No. 1.
T. R. Mitchell, of No. 1.
A. Rome, of No  1.
J. W. Carey, of No. 2.
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The Grand Master then submitted his report on the
transactions of his office for the past year, as follows:
Victoria. February 13th, 1882.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of I. O. O. F.
of the Province of British Columbia:
Representatives and Brothers,-- At the close of another official year
you have assembled for the transaction of business, and I meet with you with
pleasure, to preside over your deliberations and render to you a final account
of my official acts, and the manner in which I have discharged the responsible duties imposed upon me at the former communication of this Grand Body.
Another year has passed and very little change has taken place since we last
met. We are the spared monuments-of a merciful Providence, and I hope
for a good and useful purpose. It is our duty at all times to acknowledge our
dependence upon an all wise Providence, without whose aid and protection
all our efforts would be in vain. Respecting the condition of the Order in
this Jurisdiction, I refer you more particularly to the Grand Secretary's Report, which, I have no doubt, will give you full information on that point.
I deem it appropriate to call your attention to the recent bereavement
which has touched the heart of every Odd Fellow in the land, and I commend
the matter to your favorable consideration for such action on your part as is
becoming to this Grand Body, and an expression of your repect, love and
veneration for Brother James L. Ridgely, who, for forty yearly was Corresponding and Recording Secretary of the Grand Lodge of U. S., who, on the
3 6th November, 1881, ripe in years and filled with noble deeds, passed into
that unseen land where the cardinal virtues which he cherished through life
—Friendship, Love and Truth—bloom in everlasting verdure. To his councils, his labors and devotion we are to-day my Brethren deeply indebted, andJ
though this may not be the proper occasion to review his life or services, it is
a fitting time to commend his virtue and establish some memorial of ourgrati^
tude. Whatever action your wisdom may dictate will receive my cordial approbation.
My official acts for the year have not been numerous or extensive, and
my report will occupy but little of your time.
The petition to Sovereign Grand Lodge was again renewed, and I am
happy to say was granted in remitting the Annual Tax. (See Sovereign
Grand Lodge Report, page 8713, 8787.)
I would call your attention again to the very unsatisfactory way in which
the annual P. W. is transmitted to this Jurisdiction. I have written to the
Grand Secretary of Sovereign Grand Lodge requesting that it be sent direoa
to the Grand Secretary but have received no answer.
I would direct your attention to the necessity of amending the Constitution of this Grand Body so as to conform to the new work, and also your attention is drawn to the Constitution adopted by Sovereign Grand Lodge for
Subordinates.    (See Report of Sovereign Grand Lodge, page 8652. 8761 )
I would also direct your attention to the change in the work in the Subordinate Lodge, which is all to be done in the 3rd Degree. (See Report of
Sovereign Grand Lodge, page 8807.)
On 8th of April, I issued the annual proclamation to all Subordinate
Lodges in this Jurisdiction to celebrate the 26th of April.
On 12th April, I received and accepted the resignation of Grand Mar^j
shall T. J. Partridge, and appointed P. G. McColl to fill the vacancy.
On 18th of April I commissioned the R. W.D.G.M. H. Waller to proceed 215
to Oregon and procure the new work, and to visit the different Lodges and
instruct in the same.
On 26th of April, assisted by Grand Marshall and P. G. Elliott, I dedicated the Odd Fellows' Cemetery, the property of New Westminster Lodge,
and must say it is a credit to the Order in any land.
July 7th, installed Officers of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F.
September 20th I received a circular from Geo E Emmons, Secretary
of Union Lodge, No. 11, of Washington, D. C, for thi-? Jurisdiction, soliciting aid. The same was laid before the different Lodges, and I am happy to
state they responded to the call, which is so proverbial to British Columbia in
all cases of charity.
December 13th, Received a circular from Grand Sire requesting that al
Grand and Subordinate Lodges be draped in mourning for the space of thirty
days from the receipt of the same, in. memory of Bro. James L. Ridgely,
Corresponding and Recording Secretary of Sovereign Grand Lodge, who died
16th November, 1881 I instructed the Grand Secretary to notify and request all Subordinate Lodges to comply with the request.
January 12th, 1882, I proceeded to install the Officers <>i New Westminster Lodge, No. 3. Before installation I learned the V.G. elect was one of the
trustees of the Lodge, whereupon I declared him ineligible to hold two elective offices at the same time. (See By-Laws of Lodge,) " The trustees shall
give bonds to N.G., V.G. and J.P G." I ordered a new election and a qualified Brother was duly elected; the election was held under my supervision.
I then installed the Officers elect in their respective chairs.
Some complaint having been made respecting the limited number of
Charge and Degree Books in the possession of Subordinate Lodges, I would
advise that each Subordinate Lodge be allowed four Charge and four Degree
Books. (See decision of Grand Sire respecting same, pages 8533, 8701, 8767.)
REPORTS OF D. D. G. MASTERS.
I have much pleasure in laying before you the Reports of our Worthy
D.D. G. Masters. Brother Humber, D. D. G. Master of District No. 1, reports one question having been submitted to him for his decision.
Question—Can a member appeal to the Lodge against the ruling of the
N. G. upon a point of law ?
Answer—The Law or Constitution of a Subordinate Lodge emanates
from the Grand Lodge, and the decision of a Noble Grand who has obligated
himself to enforce the same upon the Lodge over which he presides can only
be set aside or reversed by the higher authority. No appeal to the Lodge
against the ruling of the N. G. upon a point of law is admissible, of which I
heartily approve.
I have much pleasure in laying before you the Report of our Worthy
D.D.G.M. Bro. Brunton.of District No. 3.
In June I received instructions in the new work from R.W.D.G.M. Bro.
Waller.
June 29th, I attended Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, and instructed in
the same.
July 6th, Attended Lodge instructed in new work.
July 13th, Bro. Norris, P.G., at my request, I not being able to attend,
installed Officers of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
July 20, I again attended Lodge and instructed in new work.
On January 11th, 1882, attended and instructed Officers of Black Diamond Lodge.
Bro. Brunton speaks encouragingly of his Lodge. The finances are in
a flourishing condition, and members taking a great interest, which is a good 216
mark of its being in a healthy state, without which it is impossible to succeed
I now lay before you the report of D.D.G.M. for District No. 2.
Bro. Litster reports having had the following question asked him:
Question—At what time does the Nurse Fund Assessment become dues?
Answer—According to Section 1 of Article 4 of the Constitution, the
Nurse Fund Assessment is a legal and proper assessment, and I would therefore say it becomes dues as soon as the members have been notified that the
assessment has been levied by the Lodge, as provided for by Article 2 of the
By-Laws.
In the absence of any law bearing upon the subject, I approve of the
decision.
From the reports herewith submitted you will see that the D.D.G. Masters of the different Districts have been called upon to decide but two questions of law, and that the whole of the Jurisdiction is working in peace and
harmony. I trust the same peace and harmony may alwaj's prevail in all our
business transactions, and that brotherly love may continue. The time
has nearly arrived when, according to our laws, I shall be called to restore
to you the trust with which you honored me at the last meeting of this Grand
Body, and I hope you will pardon all my errors, as they have been of the head
and not of the heart.
In conclusion, I desire to tender you all my grateful acknowledgments
for the many favors and acts of kindness which you have extended to me ever
since I became a member of this Grand Body, and more especially during my
official term of office, which is now drawing to a close.
I remain, yours fraternally,
B. W. *SHILES,
Grand Master.
Moved by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, "That a committee of
three be appointed to distribute subjects in the Grand Master's Report." Seconded by Rep. McKillican, of No. 4, and
carried.
committee appointed:
Rep. Davies, of No. 1.
§    Meldram, of No. 2.
|   Phillips, of No. 1.
The Grand Lodge then took a recess until 3 o'clock, P.M.
The following are the Reports of the District Deputy
Grand Masters' referred to in the Report of the M. W. Grand
Master:
Victoria, B. C, 10th February, 1882.
Bro. B. W. Shiles, M.W.G.M:
Sir and Brother,—I have the honor to report that the duties of you|3
Deputy in this District have been light, my official decisions having been
asked for in one instance only. The question was submitted by Columbia
Lodge, No. 2, and referred to a subject which seems to have been a knotty
question for debate within this Jurisdiction. The question was: '' Can a
" member appeal to the Lodge against the ruling of the N. G. upon a point
" of law 2 Si I answered: •' The Law or Constitution of a Subordinate Lodge
emanates from the Grand Lodge, and the decision of a Noble Grand who has 217
obligated himself to enforce the same upon the Lodge over which he presides
can only be set aside or reversed by the higher authority."
No appeal to the Lodge against the ruling of the Noble  Grand upon a
point of law is admissable.
Respectfully submitted,
M. HUMBER,
D.D.G.M. District No. 1.
New Westminster, B. C, 29th January, 1882.
To Bro. B. W. Shiles, M. W. Grand Master, I. O. 0. F :
Dear Sir and Brother,—I beg leave to report that I received a communication from New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, dated 18th November, 1881,
asking me to inform them, | At the expiration of what time does the Nurse
Fund Assessment become Dues ?" My answer was: That the Assessment for
Nursing the Sick according to Section 1, Article IV. of our Subordinate
Lodge Constitution is a legal and proper Assessment. I would, therefore,
say that it becomes Lodge dues as soon as the members have been duly notified that the assessment has been levied by the Lodge as provided for by Art.
II. of the Lodge By-Laws.
I beg to state that New Westminster Lodge is in a very healthy condition
financially.
I am, yours fraternally,
kFi WM. LITSTER,
D.D.G.M. District No. 2.
To the M. W. Grand Master R.
Nanaimo, B. C, 13th January, 1882.
W. Grand Lodge op B. C, I.O.O.F:
Dear Sir and Brother,—Some time in June last, I received instruction
in the New Work of the Order from Bro. Waller, R. W. Deputy Grand Master.
June 29th, I attended Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, and instructed in
the same.
July 6th, I attended and instructed in same Lodge. The Officers elect
not being ready for installation, on 13th July, Bro. Geo. Norris, P.G., at my
request, I not being able to attend, installed the Officers of Black Diamond
Lodge, No. 5.
July 20, I again attended and instructed in New Work.
January 11th, 1882, I attended and installed Officers of Black Diamond
Lodge, No. 5, into their respective chairs.
Black Diamond Lodge is in a very flourishing condition having a very
good attendance, and the funds and property of the Lodge are in a healthy
state The building of the Hall has proved a great success and the Lodge is
drawing a good rent from the store. The A. 0. U. W. and A. 0. F. both hold
meetings in the Hall and pay a liberal rent for the same.
I would recommend that Bro. Jas. WiJcox, P.G., be appointed D.D.G.M.
No. 3 District for the ensuing term.
Yours fraternally,
JAMES W. BRUNTON,
D.D.G.M. District No. 3. 218
AFTERNOON SESSION.
The Grand Lodge resumed its session at 3 o'clock this
afternoon, and was called to order by the Grand Master.
The Report of the Grand Secretary was read, as follows:
Office of the Grand Secretary,
Victoria, 13th February, 1882.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. O. F.:
Brothers,—I have the honor to submit herewith for your information
my report of the condition of the Subordinate Lodges under the jurisdiction
of this R. W. Grand Lodge for the year ended 31st December, 1881, as well
as the transactions of this office for the same time.
The accompanying statements from the Returns received from Subordinate Lodges will shew a small loss in membership for the year, but on the
other hand there is no apparent loss in the interest and energy displayed by
the present members of our Order in the welfare of their respective Lodges.
Under instructions from the M. W. Grand Master I was directed to communicate with the Grand Secretary as to the best means of obtaining the new
unwritten work of the Order which had been adopted by the Sovereign Grandj
Lodge, and which came into force on the 1st January, 1881. On the 26th
March last the Grand Secretary forwarded the necessary authority from the
Grand Sire, addressed to the Grand Representatives of Washington or Oregon
to impart the unwritten work to any duly authorized member of this Grand
Lodge. The R. W. Deputy Grand Master was deputed and duly authorized
to receive the same, and having visited Salem, Oregon, for the purpose, the
new unwritten work was imparted by him on his return to all Subordinate
Lodges.
This new revised work provides that the five degrees of the Order as in
force under the" old.work shall be consolidated into three degrees, and the fol-
lowing provision relating thereto was adopted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge';
at its annual session of 1880, viz : " All members of the Order who have
" heretofore received the first and second degrees under the old work shall be
| entitled to rank as first degree of the revised work, and all members who
** have received the third and fourth degrees of the old work shall be entitled
" to rank as second degree of the revised work, and all members who have
-* received the fifth degree of the old work shall be entitled to rank as third
1 degree of the revised work, without charge." I would respectfully recommend that the above change be officially communicated to Subordinate Lodges
in. this Jurisdiction for their government.
In accordance with instructions from the Sovereign Grand Lodge the
Initiatory and Degree Books of the old work in the possession of Subordinate
Lodges in this Jurisdiction have been destroyed and rituals of the new work
have been sold to each.
The Report of the Committee on Legislation appointed at our last session, to whom was referred that portion of Grand Master Wriglesworth^ Report relating to the installation of a Noble Grand of Dominion Lodge, No. 4,
on the 8th July, 1880, was duly communicated to the special committee of
five from this Grand Lodge appointed to investigate the matter, together with]
copies of such other documents relating to the case in my possession.
I forwarded to the Grand Secretary to be laid before the Sovereign
Grand Lodge the Petition adopted by this Grand Body at its last session for a
remission of the Representative Tax on the grounds  stated in  the PetitionI
which you will observe has been favorably acted upon and the tax in question|
remitted for the years 1879-80, and 81. 219
The Endowment scheme as adopted by this Grand Lodge at its last session having been brought to the notice of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, the
Grand Sire has decided that this Grand Lodge has not the power to enforce
the said scheme upon the whole or any number of Lodges in this Jurisdiction.
In the month of December last, official notice was received from the
Grand Sire of the death of the Bro. Jas. L. Ridgely, Grand Corresponding
and Recording Secretary, and at the same time a notification of the appointment of Bro. Theodore A. Ross, of the Jurisdiction of New Jersey, as his
successor, both of which were referred to the M. W. Grand Master. I was
directed by that officer to communicate the fact of Bro. Ridgely's death to
Subordinate Lodges with the M. W. Grand Master's instructions to request
them to be draped in mourning for thirty days, with such other observances
as they might think proper.
I was informed by the present Grand Secretary of the intention to erect
a suitable monument to the memory of the late Bro. Ridgely, to whose efforts
during his lifetime so much of the success of our Order is due. The proposal met the hearty approval of the Lodges in this Jurisdiction and contributions at the rate of five cents per member w«re sent to me to be forwarded to
the Grand Secretary towards this fund. The amount of $23.10 was sent on
the 1st instant, comprising contributions as follows :
Victoria Lodge, No. 1    $ 8 10
Columbia Lodge, No. 2      5 35
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3      3 35
Dominion Lodge, No. 4         3 25
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5      3 35
$23 40
Less commission on P. O. order  30
$23 10
On the 29th December last, I received a copy of proposed amendments
to the By-Laws of New Westminster Lodge. No. 3, which I handed to P.G.M.
Drummond, Chairman of Committee on Laws of Subordinates.
I am in receipt of a letter from Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, informing
me that no Representatives to the present session of this Grand Lodge have
been elected, as owing to the inconvenient date on which the session is held
it is impossible to find any of their members willing to devote the necessary
time.
The usual number of copies of the Seventh Annual Proceedings of this
Grand Lodge have been printed, at a reduced rate, and copies have been sent
to the Sovereign Grand Lodge, Subordinate Grand Lodges, and to every
Lodge and Past Grand in this Jurisdiction.
I beg to say, in conclusion, that having been honored with your votes
for the first time, I undertook the duties of this office with but limited experience of its requirements, and I have endeavored to perform them in such a
manner as I trust will meet with your approval.
Fraternally submitted,
E. FLETCHER,
Grand Secretary. 220
BALANCE SHEET GRAND LODGE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
13th February, 1882.
Folio.
ACCOUNT.
Dr.
Cr.
2
Sovereign Grand Lodge	
80
10
24
Grand Treasurer             	
219 05
77 30
41
519 80
43
Furniture and Regalia '.
224 25
$520 60
$520 60
Amount of Cash received during the year.
For Supplies:
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 30th June, 1881:
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 December, 1881:
Victoria Lodge, No. 1	
Columbia Lodge, No. 2	
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3  	
Dominion Lodge, No. 4       	
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5	
Total amount of Cash received and paid  over to Grand
Treasurer	
$15 00
12 00!
13 50
12 00
15 00
—    $67 50
81
50
55
50
34
50
33
00
32
50
48
60
32
10
20
10
19
50
20
10
37 00
140 40 Orders drawn on Grand Treasurer.
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Date
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O
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SZ5
1881.
Feb'y
21
I
< <
21
2
March
3
3
c;
3
4
April
25
5
<(
25
6
May
11
2
2
7
8
((
16
9
June
2
10
tt
30
11
*t
30
12
Sept.
12
13
«.
12
14
1882
Jan'y
28
15
n
28
16
IN WHOSE FAVOR
B. W. Shiles, R.W.D.G.M., mileage.
H. Elliott, Representative Lodge No. 3
W. H. Huxtable, services as Janitor
J. A. Cridge,
H. Waller, R.W.D.G.M , appropriation of G
to obtain new unwritten work
Sovereign Grand Lodge for Cards and postage on same
W. Anderson, copying-press stand
T. N. Hibben & Co., stationery
McMillan & Son, printing G. L. Proceedings, 1881.
Grand Secretary, on account of salary
H. Waller, R.W.D.G.M. expenses to Nanaimo  to in
struct in new secret work
H. Waller, R.W.D.G.M., expenses to New Westmin
ster to instruct in new secret work
Sovereign Grand Lodge, balance of account (less Rep
resentative Tax) and P. 0.0	
Grand Secretary, on account of salary
'           £          balance of salary
16|Secretary Odd Fellows' Union, rent of G
31st December, 1881	
Profit on sales made during the year
Total.
SUMMARY.
Cash balance in hands of Grand Treasurer, as per last Report $115 23
Total amount of Cash received    444 90
$560 13
Less Orders drawn *         482 83
Leaving a Balance in the hands of the Grand Treasurer of $ 77 30
STOCK  ACCOUNT.
Stock on hand at last Report	
Purchased during the- Year:—
1 Initiatory Charge Book, @ $1.25 $ 1 25
1 Degree Book, M $1 00        1 00
10 Withdrawal Cards, @ 20c      2 00
50 Visiting Cards, @ 20c    10 00
P. O. Orders, postage, etc , on same      1 71 222
Sold during the Year:—
10 Initiatory Charge Books, @ $3 00 $30 00
10 Degree Books, @ $3 00    30 00
30 Visiting Cards, @ 25c      7 50
Stock still on Hand :—
3 new Initiatory Charge Books, @ $1 62% 4 87%
3 "   Degree Books, @ $1 62%  4 87%
2 Books of Forms, (old)  2 00
79     | |        (new), @ 85c  67 15
6 Books of Odes with music, @ 65c  3 90
400 Initiation Petitions  4 00
2 Order Books on Treasurer, @ $5 00  10 00
6 Initiatory Charge Books (old) @ $2 60. 15 60
8 Degree Books (old) @ $2 60  20 80
4 Rebekah Books, @ $2 60  10 40
125 Lodge Odes, @ 7c  8 75
50 Diplomas, @ 65c  32 50
4 White's Digest. 1874, @ $3 12%  12 50
3 Officers' Roll Books, @ $2 50  7 50
15 Withdrawal Cards, @ 22c  3 30
20 Visiting Cards, @ 22c  4 40
25 Dismissal Certificates, @ 21c  5 25
Orders for P. W   1 25
Dr.
Cr.
67 50
Being   Balance   to   Dr. of said .account as  per  Balance
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219 05
$286 55| $286 55
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Moved by Rep. Carne, of No. 1, "That the report of
4jhe Grand Secretary be handed to the same committee appointed on the Grand Master's Report." Seconded by Eep.
McKillican, of No. 4, and carried.
Report read from Grand Treasurer, as follows:
Victoria, B. C, 13th February, 1882.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia:
•I respectfully submit my report for the year
Dear Sirs and Brothers,-
ending February 13th, 1882:
1881.
RECEIPTS.
March 4, To Balance Cash received from last Treasurer $115 23
Cash received from Gr
Cheque
Cash
May   19,
"      19,
June   2,
1     23,
July 14,
"     21,
|     28,
Dec'r 8,
1882.
Jan. 31, To Cash received from Grand Secretary    140 4Q
and Secretary  12 00
  12 00
  18 00
  21 00
  123 00
  32 50
 e  84 50
  159
$560 13
,-XfeA»,
KBCfrfc^fJ 223
1881. DISBURSEMENTS.
March 4, By Order No. 1, B. W. Shiles $20 00
4,   "       |     "    2, H. Elliott    20 00
b     10,   "       I     §    3 and 4. W. H. Huxtable and J. Cridge  10 00
April 25,   fj       "     "    5, H. Waller    50 00
I     25,   "        "    f£    6, S.G.Lodge    12 50
May    2,   "        "     "   7 and 8, W.Anderson and T.N. Hibben 32 87
June 30,   |       |     §   9, McMillan & Son    65 00
h     30,   h        "     f.{ 11 and 12, H. Waller      18 00
Aug.    4,   |       '      " 10, Grand Secretary       50 00
Sept. 12,   §        I     | 13 and 14, Grand Secretary    54 46
1882.
Jan. 31, By Order No. 15, Grand Secretary    90 00
Feb.   3,   |        1     i    16, Odd Fellows'Union    60 00
 $482 83
Feb. 13, Balance on hand  77 30
Fraternally yours,
w. d. McKillican,
Grand Treasurer.
Moved by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, "That it be referred
to the Committee on Finance." Seconded by Rep. Carne,
of No. 1, and carried.
The Report of the Distributing Committee was read, as
follows:
Victoria, 13th February, 1882.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of B. C, I. O. O. F:
Your Committee beg to report, That so much of the Grand Master's Report as refers to the late Grand Secretary Ridgely, shall be placed in the
hands of the Committee on State of the Order.
That so much of the report as refers to the transmission of the Annual
Password be referred to the Committee on State of the Order.
That so much of the report as refers to the new Constitution of Subordinates, page 86*12 Constitution Sovereign Grand Lodge, be referred to the
Committee on Legislation, page 8766.
That so much of the report as refers to Subordinate Lodges working in
the third Degree, shall be referred to the Committee on State of the Order.
Also the resignation of Grand Marshall Partridge, and the appointment of
Rep. McColl. Also the commission issued to D.G.M. Waller to procure the
new work.
That so much of the report as refers to the Installation of Officers of
New Westminster Lodge, January 12th, be referred to the Committee on
State of the Order.
That so much of the Grand Master's Report as refers to the granting
Subordinate Lodges four Charge Books be referred to the Committee on Legislation.   See page 8533, (12) and page 8767.
That so much of the report as refers to the decision of D.D.G.M. No. 1,
be referred to the Committee on Legislation.
That so much of the report as refers to the decision of D.D.G.M. No. 3,
be referred to the Committee on Laws of Subordinates.
All of which is submitted.
JOSHUA DAVIES,
JOHN H. MELDRAM,
ALEXANDER PHILLIPS.
m
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Moved by Rep. Carne, of No. 1, "That the report be
received and adopted." Seconded by Rep. McColl, of No.
3, and carried.
The Grand Marshall was instructed to retire and introduce Past Grands in attendance, when the Grand Lodge Degree was conferred on W. Walker of No. 4.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned until 8 o'clock this
evening.
EVENING SESSION.
The Grand Lodge resumed its meeting at 8 o'clock this
evening, and was called to Order by the Grand Master.
The Grand Marshall was instructed to retire and introduce Past Grands in attendance, when the G. L. Degree was
conferred on
J. E. McMillan. Of No. 2.
Jno. Creden  Of No. 4.
The hour for Nomination of Officers having arrived, the
following Past Grands were nominated:
FOR M. W.  GRAND MASTER I
H. Waller, Rep. of No. 2,
Nominated by Rep. Weiler, P,G.M., of No. 1.
FOR R. W. DEPUTY GRAND MASTER:
J. Davies, Rep. of No. 1,
Nominated by Rep. Carne, of No. L
FOR R. W.  GRAND WARDEN:
W. D. McKillican, Rep. of No. 4,
Nominated by Rep. Gowen, P.G.M., of No. 1.
F. Carne, Rep. of No. 1,
Nominated by Rep. Rome, of No. 1.
FOR R. W. GRAND SECRETARY:
E. Fletcher, Rep. of No. 4,
Nominated by Rep. McColl, of No. 3.
FOR R. W. GRAND TREASURER:
W. McColl, Rep. of No. 3,
Nominated by Rep. Davies, of No. 1. 225
The Grand Master appointed Rep. York, of No. 1
Rep. Pendray, of No. 2, as Tellers.
ELECTION.
and
The following Officers were * declared elected by acclamation :
H. Waller,
J. Davies,
E. Fletcher,
Wm. McColl,       -
Grand Master.
Deputy Grand Master.
Grand Secretary.
Grand Treasurer.
A ballot was held for Grand Warden with the following result; 36 votes being cast.
W. D. McKillican received 21 votes.
F. Carne i       15    |
Rep. McKillican having received a majority of all votes
cast was declared duly elected Grand Warden.
The Grand Master appointed Rep. McKillican to fill 1
vacancy on the Special Committee of five appointed at last
session, caused by the resignation of Rep. T. J. Partridge.
The Report from Committee on State of the Order was
then read.   \
Victoria. February 13th, 1882.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge op B. C, I. O. 0. F :
Your Committee on State of the Order, beg to report as follows:
In regard to Section 2 of the Grand Master's Report, referring to the
loss the Order has sustained in the death of the late Grand Corresponding and
Recording Secretary James L. Ridgely, your Committee, with yourself, deeply deplore the loss to the Order by the sad event, and fully endorse your action in requesting that Subordinate Lodges be draped in mourning for thirty
days, and we are pleased to learn that the Lodges in this Jurisdiction have
promptly responded with their subscriptions to assist in erecting a monument
to the late Brother.
Respecting that portion of the report referring to the Annual Password
we beg to recommend that the Grand Secretary communicate with the R. W.
Grand Secretary of Sovereign Grand Lodge requesting that in future the Password be sent direct to the Grand Secretary.
We have also examined critically the Grand Master's decision on the
disqualification of a Brother elected to the V. G. chair in New Westminster
Lodge, No. 3. and endorse the action of the Grand Master in his decision.
(See proceedings of the S. G. Lodge, 1881, page 8663, section 7.)
We especially note the attention drawn by the M. W. Grand Master to
the change in the Degree work in the Subordinate Lodges, and would recom-
mend that the same be brought before the Lodges for immediate action.
Respectfully submitted.
F. CARNE,
CHAS. HAYWARD,
D. DALE,
W. WALKER,
JOSEPH SEARS. 226
The Grand Lodge then adjourned until to-morrow afternoon at half-past two o'clock.
SECOND DAY.
Tuesday, 14th February, 1882.
The Grand Lodge met this afternoon at 2.30 o'clock,
pursuant to adjournment, and was called to order by the M.
W. Grand. Master.    Present:
B. W. Shiles M. W. Grand Master.
H.Waller R. W. Deputy Grand Master.
E.Fletcher     R. W. Grand Secretary.
W. D. McKillican R. W. Grand Treasurer.
Wm. McColl        W. Grand Marshall.
J. Sears      W. Grand Conductor.
W. H. Huxtable      W. Grand Herald.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The minutes of previous day's session were read and on
motion approved.
The following Report of the Committee on Legislation
was read:
Victoria, B. C, 14th February, 1882.
To the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F:
Your Committee on Legislation beg to report on the various matters referred to them, as follows:
They recommend the adoption of allowing to each Subordinate Lodge
four Charge and four Degree Books.
They also approve of the decision of D D.G.M. Humber, of District No.
1, that no appeal to the Lodge against the ruling of the Noble Grand ou a
point of law is admissable.
They also recommend alterations and amendments to the Constitution
of the Laws of Subordinates, as follows:
AMENDED CONSTITUTION OF SUBORDINATE
LODGES.
PREAMBLE.
For the purpose of effecting uniformity in the administration of the privileges, honors and benefits of Odd Fellowship within this jurisdiction, the
Grand Lodge op the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the Province
of British Columbia ordains the following Constitution of Subordinate
Lodges under its jurisdiction: 227
ARTICLE I.
Section 1. This Lodge shall consist of at least live members, including
one qualified to preside at its meetings, to be hailed and entitled [Name and
Number of Lodge,] Independent Order of Odd Fellows, holding a legal and
unreclaimed charter, granted or sanctioned by the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the Province of British Columbia. It cannot voluntarily surrender its charter, or dissolve, so long as five brothers in
good standing object thereto.
ARTICLE II.
OF   MEMBERSHIP.
Section 1. All candidates for initiation must be free white males, of
the age of twenty-one years and upwards, of sound health, of good moral
character and industrious habits, having some respectable known means of
support, and believe in thp existence of a Supreme Being, the Creator and
Preserver of the Universe, and be proposed in the Lodge nearest his residence, except that Lodge grant permission for his joining another Lodge; Provided, that application for membership may be made to any Lodge nearest
the residence of the applicant, in the same district. A person may be admitted to any Lodge in the city or village in which he resides ; but all candidates
for initiation must reside in this jurisdiction, except such candidates as may
apply from other Provinces, States or Territories, where there is no Grand
Lodge or District Deputy Grand Sire located.
Sec. 2. All candidates for membership by deposit of card, or certificates
of dismissal, or as Ancient Odd Fellows, whose cards or certificates of dismissal have been grauted more than twelve months, shall deposit their cards or
certificates with their proposition, or furnish satisfactory evidence that such
card or certificate has been lost.
Sec. 3. No suspended or expelled member of the Order can be admitted
to membership in this Lodge, except on a dismissal certificate, or on being
reinstated, and receiving a withdrawal card from the Lodge which suspended
or expelled him, or from the Grand Secretary, as prescribed by law.
Sec 4. A non-affiliated Odd Fellow who has been regularly initiated in
the Order, and has retained membership therein for at least ten consecutive
years, and who at the time of making application for reinstatement or membership shall be over fifty j'ears of age, may be admitted to membership in the
Lodge as a non-beneficial member, upon such terms as the By-Laws may prescribe, by presenting a petition as requited under Section 1, Article III, for
proposals for membership by initiation, which shall be disposed of according
to said section.
Sec 5. When an application for membership is received from a person
residing nearer to another Lodge than to the one to which the application is
made, the Lodge receiving such application shall communicate the fact to the
Lodge nearest the residence of such applicant, and shall enquire whether such
person is a fit and proper person to be admitted into our Order, and if in the
same district, shall also ask the consent of such Lodge to receive and
act upon such application; and it shall take no further action upon such
application until an answer is received to such communication The Lodge
receiving such communication shall appoint a committee of three to investigate the character, standing, and health of the petitioner, in the same manner
as if the application were made directly to such Lodge, Such committee shall
report at the next regular meeting of the Lodge, and a certified copy of the
report, together with a certified copy of the minutes showing the action of the
Lodge upon the request for consent to receive and act upon the application (if
such consent was necessary) shall be forthwith forwarded to the Lodge in
which such application is filed, and said last-named Lodge may then proceed 228
upon such application as in other cases, except that, if it be a case where the
consent of the other Lodge is necessary, and that consent be refused, the
petitioner's money (if any has been paid) shall be returned, and no further
action shall be had in the premises.
Sec 6. Members in "Good Standing," within the meaning of the laws
of the Order, shall be: First, contributing members of the Lodge, who are
not indebted thereto for an amount equal to three months' dues, and against
whom no charge of delinquency or misconduct is pending; and, second, all
members endorsed by legal cards.
ARTICLE III.
OF PROPOSITIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP.
Section 1.    The name of a person offered for membership, with his age,
residence, and occupation, must be proposed by a member in  writing, signed |
by the applicant with the names of two persons as  references attached, and
entered upon the record;   and forthwith be referred to a committee of three
members for investigation, who shall report at the next succeeding  regular
meeting (unless extraordinary circumstances prevent;,   when  the candidate
may be balloted for with ball ballots, and if any or less than three black balls'
shall appear, then the balloting shall be deferred until the next regular meeting.    During the week the member casting the black ball may (and it is his j
duty to)  inform the  Noble  Grand of the cause or ground thereof, and the
Noble Grand shall, at the next regular meeting, state  the reason,   if any is
given,  to the  Lodge, without exposing the name of the brother; and if thei
brother casting the bla^k ball shall not have informed the Noble Grand of the
reason why he cast such ball, the Noble Grand shall,   at the next regular]
meeting, if no other objection be made, declare the  applicant duly   elected;!
but if such reasons are disclosed, or other objections be made,   privately or
otherwise, then the ballot shall again be held, and if no more than two black?
balls appear, the candidate shall be declared elected;  but if thiee or more apt]
pear, he shall be deemed rejected.
Sec 2.    No reconsideration of an unfavorable ballot can be had, unless
all the brothers who may cast black balls against an applicant for  membership, voluntarily make a motion for the reconsideration of the ballot; and in
such case the vote on the reconsideration shall be taken by ball ballots, and if4
the balls cast be in favor of it, the reconsideration shall be had;   whereupon
the application shall lie over till the succeeding meeting, when another ballot
shall be had with ball ballots, and if the same be unanimously in favor of the
applicant, he shall thereby be elected; but if one or more black balls appear]
in either ballot, the applicant shall be rejected; and in no case shall a reconsideration be had, except upon the voluntary motion of all those who cast the!
blackballs: and never more than one motion  for  a reconsideration  in  the
same case shall be allowed.    A favorable balloting can be reconsidered at any
meeting prior to the admission of the candidate; Provided, a majority of the
members present agree thereto.
Sec 3. When a candidate for initiation has been rejected, notice there-j
of shall be sent without delay to the R. W. Grand Secretary, aud to all the
Lodges in the jurisdiction, and he cannot be proposed again in any
Lodge for the space of one year after such rejection. All other applications
for membership may be renewed at any time.   ,cl
Sec. 4. No proposition can be withdrawn after being referred to a committee, unless by consent of two-thirds of the members present at a regular
meeting, and before the report of the committee has been read to the Lodge.
Sec 5. If any person shall gain admittance to any Lodge upon a petition containing any false representations, he shall be expelled. 229
ARTICLE IV.
OF FEES, DUES AND BENEFITS.
Section 1. The fees and dues of this Lodge shall not be less than ftf-
teen dollars for initiation; ^ve dollars for admission by card; ten dollars for
an Ancient Odd Fellow; five dollars for each degree to the Lodge Fund, and
such amount of dues to the Lodge Fund as shall be determined by the By-
Laws; in addition to which the Lodge may, by its By-Laws, provide for a
Widows', Orphans' and Education Fund, and Nurse and Funeral Tax, and for
extraordinary assessments for Lodge purposes.
Sec 2. Every member, qualified as required by the By-Laws, shall, in
case of being disabled by sickness or bodily accident from following any occupation, or otherwise earning a livelihood, be entitled to, and may receive,
such weekly benefits as may be fixed by law, from the funds of the Lodge.
Sec 3. Any member owing more than three months dues shall not be
entitled to benefits. All fines or assessments of any nature shall, at the end
of each quarter, be charged to the account of the brother ; and when any
brother's account shows an indebtedness equal to three months dues the
brother shall not be entitled to benefits until such arrearages are paid. Any
member owing twelve months dues shall be notified by the Secretary immediately and informed that unless the dues are paid within thirty days, together
with all fines and assessments, his name shall be dropped from the roll.
Should the member fail to pay the amount as aforesaid, the Secretary shall
report the fact to the Lodge. When any member owes an amount equal to
three months dues the Seci etary shall notify the brother of the fact without
delay.
Sec 4. In case of the death of a member, qualified as in section 2,
there shall be allowed from the Lodge not less than thirty dollars to defray the expenses of the burial, to be paid by the N. G., on account of the
funeral. In the absence of competent relations, the N. G. shall take charge
of the funeral, and render au account of the disbursements.
Sec 5. The funeral expenses and sick benefits shall be regulated by the
By-Laws of the Lodge, and all orders drawn for the above shall be by vote of
the Lodge.
ARTICLE V.
OF   DEGREES.
Section 1. A member who has been in membership one month, shall
be eligible for degrees, but shall not be elected to more than one degree at the
same meeting, unless a dispensation be obtained therefor, from the Grand
Master, or his Deputy for the district
Sec. 2. Applications for election to any of the three subordinate degrees, shall be accompanied with the amount required therefor, shall be presented to the Lodge when open in that order of business, if so provided for
in its Rules of Order—if not, then in the order of New Business—and when
the Lodge is regularly closed, it shall then forthwith open in the degrees applied for, beginning with the lowest, and ballot upon the-application, and if
not more than two black balls be cast—and the Lodge does not confer the degrees upon its own members—a certificate shall be given the applicant, addressed to a Degree Lodge, dr officer authorized to confer degrees, located or
residing in this District, showing that he is a member of this Lodge, and has
been authorized, by a ballot of the members of said degrees of this Lodge, to
receive them.
Sec 3. All business, other than the conferring of degrees, shall be conducted in the third degree. Application for election to any of the three degrees 230
shall be accompanied by the amount required therefor. The Lodge may, by
By-Law, confer all the degrees without charge upon any brother in the Initiatory Degree with a view to enable him to assist in the working of the.
Lodge; but he shall not participate in any of the benefits of the Order, beyond
what he may be entitled to receive under the said Initiatory Degree. EacJ3
Lodge shall confer the degrees on its members except in the case of absence
from the city, in which case the brother shall be furnished with a certificate
under seal signed by the N. G. and attested by the Secretary, authorizing
another Lodge to confer the same, provided the same is done without charge.
ARTICLE VI.
OF   OFFICERS.
Section 1. The elective officers of this Lodge shall consist of a N. G.,
V. G., Secretary and Treasurer, who shall serve a regular term each, and the
Lodge may elect a Permanent Secretary for the same time; or for one year, to
take charge of the accounts between the Lodge and its members.
Sec 2. The appointed officers shall consist of a WT., Conductor, O. G.,
I.G., R.S. to N.G.? L.S. to N.G., R.S. to V.G., L.S. to V.G., and R. and L.
S.S., who shall each serve a regular term ; and the Lodge may also appoint a
Chaplain for a regular term.
Sec 3. No member shall be installed as N.G., unless he has served a
term as V.G., or the last of a term to fill a vacancy ; nor as V. G., unless he*
has served twenty-six weeks in an inferior office; that service in office, whether
elected or appointed, is qualifying in any other Lodge as well as in this Lodge,
providing a brother has a certificate to that effect under seal of a Lodge in
good standing ; Provided, that any Third Degree member who has paid for
his degrees may be elected, if all qualified brothers refuse to serve, and a dispensation being granted by the M. W. Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master,
or Deputy of the District, previous to the election.
Sec 4. All elective officers, Warden, Outside Guardian and Inside
Guardian, shall be clear of all pecuniary charges on the books and have attained the Third Degree previous to installation, and all elective officers shall
be eligible for re-election.
Sec 5. Nominations for elective officers shall be made only on the two
meetings immediately preceding that of the regular election, except when the
nominees for an office, all decline.
Sec 6. Officers shall be elected at the last regular meeting in each
term, and be installed at the first regular meeting in the new term ; Provided,;]
the installing officer be present; if absent, the Lodge may, by vote, defer it
for one week, or call a special meeting for the purpose, at the request of the
District Deputy Grand Master.
Sec 7. Any officer absenting himself from the Lodge for three successive meetings, except in case of sickness, or any officer, for misconduct or
neglect as such, may be removed by a vote of two-thirds of the members voting, at the next meeting after a resolution therefor has been offered in the
Lodge.
Sec 8. Vacancies in any elective office may be filled by the Lodge, by
nomination and election, at the next regular meeting after nominating ; and
until so filled the N. G. shall appoint a member^ to the office, pro. tern
Sec 9. The duties of the various officers shall be as laid down in the
charges of office, and as specified by this Constitution, and the By-Laws of
the Lodge.
Sec 10. The N.G., or officer acting as such, shall appoint the majority,
and the V.G., or officer acting as such, the minority of all committees on candidates or charges. 231
Sec 11. The Lodge, at the second regular meeting in January, in each
year, shall elect five representatives to the Grand Lodge for its charter and
one for its members of fifteen or under ; also one representative for every fifteen members over and above first said number of fifteen, and one for every
fraction exceeding ten members in good standing, as shown by its report on
the 31st day of December of the previous year. No member shall be elected
to fill more than one elective office at the same time, except the Recording
Secretary who may also act as Permanent Secretary.
ARTICLE VII.
OF PENALTIES AND TRIALS.
Section 1.—Clause 1. Any member neglecting or refusing to make
payment of his dues or demands against him to the Lodge, according to its
By-Laws, for the space of eleven months, shall be notified by the Lodge, in
writing of the state of his account; and if after one month his account still
remains unsettled, he shall be suspended from membership ; Provided, that
no person shall be so suspended until after the fact of his dues being in arrears and unpaid for twelve months shall have been announced in open
Lodge, at two regular meetings ; and provided further, that no person shall
cease to be a member, under this section, whilst charges are pending against
him.
Clause 2. Any member suspended from membership for non-payment
of dues, may be reinstated in the Lodge from which he was suspended within
one year thereafter, by paying the amount of one year's dues and by receiving a vote of two-thirds of the members present—a motion to that effect having been laid over one week ; but aftei one year he may be reinstated, upon
the payment of the fee charged for an initiate of the same age, as provided by
the By-Laws, or such lesser sums as may be fixed by the By-Laws of the
Lodge to which such application is made ; Provided, such sum be not less
than the amount of one year's dues of said Lodge ; and he shall petition the
Lodge in writing to be reinstated, which shall be disposed of, in all respects,
as provided for in Article III., Section 1, for petitions for membership by
initiation.
Clause 3. A member suspended from membership for non-payment of
dues, and who makes application for reinstatement and for a withdrawal card
for the purpose of uniting with another Lodge in this jurisdiction, may be reinstated and granted a final card at any time within five years from the date of
suspension, upon the payment of one year's dues, and the usual price of a
card.
Clause 4. A member after being suspended in this jurisdiction for nonpayment of dues for the space of five years, wishing to join a Lodge in this
jurisdiction, shall be entitled to receive, and the Lodge shall grant him, upon
proper application, a dismissal certificate, upon the receipt of one dollar.
Clause 5. A member suspended from membership in this jurisdiction
for non-payment of dues, wishing to regain membership in another jurisdiction, shall, upon proper application, be entitled to receive from the Lodge
from which he was so suspended, a dismissal certificate, upon the payment to
said Lodge of one dollar.
Clause 6. In all cases when a member has been suspended for nonpayment of dues, and his Lodge has refused to reinstate him, he shall, upon
proper application, be entitled to receive, and the Lodge shall grant a dismissal certificate, upon the receipt therefor of one dollar.
Clause 7. Dismissal certificates may be received from the holders thereof on application for membership in Subordinate Lodges, in the same manner, and with the same effect as withdrawal cards ; and applications made on 232
such certificates shall be received and acted on in like manner as upon withdrawal cards ; but the holders of such certificates shall in no case be allowed]
to visit thereon.
Clause 8. The certificates named in this section shall be only those
provided by the Grand Secretary of the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Sec 2. Any member who shall violate any of the principles of the Order, or offend against the Constitution, By-Laws, or Rules of Order of this
Lodge, shall be fined, reprimanded, suspended, or expelled, as the By-Laws
may direct, or the Lodge determine.
Sec 3 No officer shall preside when his trial is taking place in the
Lodge.
Sec 4. All suspensions (as a means of punishment) must be for a definite period, not exceeding one year. At the end of the term of punishment,
the brother shall return to his rank in the Lodge without further action. A'
brother who has been legally expelled, shall not be again admitted to membership without the consent of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
Sec 5. All trials arising under the provisions of this Article shall be
conducted substantially according to the following
CODE OF PROCEDURE. j
Section I.
Rule 1. — All charges against members of the Order in this jurisdiction
made pursuant to the provisions of Article VII. of this Constitution, shall be
drawn in the manner prescribed in Form 1, Section V of this Code, and be
signed by a member in good standing. The general charge shall be an averment of | Conduct unbecoming an Odd Fellow," followed by a specification
or specifications stating the time, place and circumstances of the offense ; and-
each offense shall be the subject of a separate specification.
Rule 2.—The charges and specifications shall be presented and read to
the Lodge at a regular session, when open in the Order of " New Business,"
and shall be entered in full on the records.
Rule 3.—The Lodge shall immediately after the reading of the charge, if
the accused brother be present, proceed to the choice, by ballot, of a Committee of Trial, consisting of five, who must, if possible, have, the same or a
higher degree than that attained by the accused. Any member nominated as
one of the Committee of Trial may be challenged for cause by the accuser,
accused, or any member of the Lodge, in which case the Lodge shall proceed
to the election of the members against whom no challenge has been made.
The grounds of challenge or challenges shall then be stated, when the vote
shall be taken, and if two-thirds of those voting shall vote in favor of the
challenged brother, he shall be declared elected. Should such brother fail to
be elected new nominations must be made and proceedings had until the'
committee is filled. Should the accused brother be absent the choice of the
committee shall be postponed for two weeks, and the Secretary of the Lodge
shall notify the absent brother of the fact that charges have been preferred
against him, and of the time when the committee is to be appointed ; and
should the brother fail to appear at the time aforesaid, he shall be deemed to
have waived his right of challenge, and the Lodge shall proceed to the choice
of the committee as herein provided.
Rule 4.—The Secretary shall make a copy of the charge and specification's, affix thereto the seal of the Lodge, and certify it substantially according
to Form 2, Section V of the Code, and serve, or cause the same to be served,
upon the accused. He shall also certify, under seal, the original charge and
specifications, and deliver the same to the first named  member of the com- 233
mittee, according to Form 3, Section V of the Code,  and shall notify  each
member thereof of his appointment, according to Form 4, Section V.
Rule 5.—The first named member of said committee shall, within one
week after receiving notice of his appointment, call a meeting of the committee for organization, when a Chairman and Secretary shall be elected, and a
suitable time and place be appointed for an adjourned meeting, which shall
not be held in less than two weeks, at which the accuser and accused shall be
notified to appear and proceed with the trial. The notice shall be in accordance with Form 5, Section V of this Code, and must be served upon the parties personally, if they can be found, otherwise by leaving the same at their
last known place of residence, if in the town or city where the Lodge is located, at least one week prior to the time of the trial. If the accused resides out
of the town the notice shall be directed to his last known place of residence
and left at the post office, and if the brother so notified shall not appear at
the time specified, or offer satisfactory reasons therefor, the committee shall
proceed as if he were present, or they may report by resolution, to expel the
member so refusing to appear for contempt of the Lodge.
Rule 6.—At the time specified for the trial, the accuser and accused being present and answering, the charge and specifications shall be read, and
the accuser be required to make answer to each specification contained in the
charge. Should the accused object to a specification on the ground of inde-
finiteness, the accuser shall have leave to amend, provided such amendment
be made immediately. The accused may then plead to each specification
either of the following answers:
1. That the alleged offense is not within the legal jurisdiction  of the
Lodge.
2. That the complaint contained in the specification is frivolous.
3. Admit the facts stated and justify the alleged offense.
4. Guilty.
5. Not guilty.
Rule 7.—The report of the committee shall state the findings on each
specification and on the charge, according to Form 6, Section V of the Code,
and shall be accompanied by an accurate record of their proceedings, rulings
and decisions, together with the evidence taken during the trial, and a resolution or resolutions for adoption by the Lodge, which shall be submitted to
the Lodge within one month after the case has been submitted to them.
Should there be a minority report, it shall be drawn and presented in a similar manner.
Rule 8.—The report of the committee shall be received and entered in
full in the records, without discussion, and laid over for action at the second
regular session thereafter. The Secretary shall immediately transmit to the
accuser and the accused a copy of the report or reports, and also notify them
of the time when the same same will be acted upon, in the manner prescribed
in Rule 5 At the time fixed upon to consider the report the Lodge may proceed to consider and determine the matter, whether the accused brother be
present or not, and in all cases involving the suspension or expulsion of a
member, it shall require a vote of two-thirds of the members present to adopt
the resolution, and the Lodge shall be fully competent, while such motion is
under consideration, to vary the penalty from the original motion. Either
party may object to any of the rulings and decisions of the committee, when
the Lodge shall take up the report for consideration.
Rule 9.—At the regular meeting of the Lodge two weeks after the report
of the committee, the case shall be taken up; the findings, rulings and resolutions of the committee read and considered, and all testimony, if any, bearing
thereon; and the Lodge shall, by vote, adopt or reject the resolutions which
may be submitted by the committee, subject to the provisions of Rule 8.
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Rule 10.—When the Lodge shall have taken final action as aforesaid,
the Secretary shall at once give notice thereof, under seal, to the party against
whom the decision is rendered, by delivering the same to him personally, or
by leaving it at his last known place of residence, or forwarding to him by
mail, from which decision he may appeal to the Grand Lodge of British Columbia within two weeks after the service of such notice, by filing with the Secretary a written notice of such appeal and the grounds thereof, according to
Form 7, Section V of the Code, and also by serving a notice of appeal upon
the Grand Secretary, accoiding to Form 8, Section V.
Section II.—Rules Governing Committees.
Rule 1.—Three members of a Committee of Trial shall constitute a
quorum and be competent to proceed with the preliminary trial. All questions requiring a decision of the committee shall be determined by a majority
of those present.
Rule 2.—When the accuser or accused shall notify the chairman of the
Committee of Trial, in writing, that he requires the presence of a member of
the Order, as a witness, the chairman shall endorse such notice, stating the
time-and place of meeting, and transmit it to the Noble Grand of the Lodge
of which such witness is a member, who shall immediately cause the member
(or members) named, to be summoned to attend as a witness, according to
Form 9, Section V of the Code
Rule 3 —The committee shall keep correct minutes of the proceedings,
which must show:
1. The date and place of each meeting, and the parties present.
2. The charges and specifications, and answers or pleas of the accused.
3. All points raised and the decisions thereon.
4. The exceptions taken by either party.
5. Parol evidence in full, subscribed by the witnesses.
6. Documentary evidence distinctly marked.
7. Decisions of the committee upon each specification and charge.
Rule 4.—The report must be signed by at least three members of the
committee.
Section III.—Evidence and Witnesses.
Rule 1.—The evidence competent to be admitted before the Committee
of Trial shall be: 1. Testimony of witnesses, who shall appear before the
committee; 2. Depositions; 3. Records of Lodge; 4. Documentary evidence,
etc. The committee shall determine the admissibility of the evidence offered,
subject to exceptions by either party; the exceptions so taken shall be entered
by the committee upon its minutes.
Rule 2.—After the direct and cross examination of a witness has been
concluded, the witness shall not be further examined or recalled except to explain evidence given on his original examination, or by consent of the oppos-|
ing party.
Rule 3.—Extracts from the records of a Lodge shall be authenticated by
the Secretary, under seal. No Lodge shall be allowed to challenge its records,
or extracts taken therefrom, when duly authenticated.
Rule 4.—Members of the Order shall qualify under their obligations as
Odd Fellows, according to Form 12, Seetion V of the Code ; witnesses, not
members, shall be qualified by some civil officer authorized to administer
oaths. 235
Rule 5.
Depositions of absent witnesses shall be procured in the man-
of the I. O. 0. F., Journal of
2909, 2926.
ner prescribed by the Sovereign Grand Lodge
1857, pp. 2738, 2774; Journal of 1858, pp. 2901
Rule 6.—The attendance of a person as a witness who is not a member of
the Order, must be procured by the party desiring him.
Rule 7.—After the evidence for the accused shall have been put in, the
prosecution may introduce testimony in rebuttal of the witnesses for the defence, but for no other purpose.
Section IV.—Appeals.
Rule 1.—All appeals by Subordinate Lodges, or their members, shall be
presented within twenty days from the action of the Lodge appealed from, to
be forwarded with all the papers properly certified to the District Deputy
Grand Master for transmission to the Grand Seeretai y of the Grand Lodge of
British Columbia; and no appeal will be considered unless such course is
taken.
Rule 2.—The Lodge shall, within twenty days after the reception of a
notice of appeal to this Grand Lodge, through its Secretary, deliver to the
Grand Secretary, under seal, a certified copy of the charge, minutes of the
Committee of Trial, and al-o of the records of the Lodge relating to the subject matter of the appeal; and the original testimony taken at the trial, according to Form 10, Section V of the Code.
Rule 3.—Should the Lodge fail to make the above return, the Grand
Secretary shall notify the Lodge of such failure, and direct the return to be
made within ten days from the receipt of the notice according to Form 11,
Section V of the Code, and if default be made, he shall report the Lodge to
the Grand Sire as insubordinate.
Rule 4.—The Grand Secretary shall, at the time required by law, present
the appeal, together with all the papers in the case received by him, to the
Chairman of the Committee on Appeals of this Grand Lodge.
Rule 5.—When an appeal shall finally be decided by this Grand Lodge,
the Grand Secretary shall, within one month after such decision, notify the
Lodge and the appellant thereof. The record in appeals from a Subordinate
Lodge need not be printed.
Form 1,
Section V.
Charge and Specifications,
18
To Lodge, No
...,I.O.O.F.
The undersigned, a member of Lodge, No . .., I.O.O.F.,
does hereby charge Brother   of said Lodge, with Conduct
Unbecoming an Odd Fellow, and the grounds of this charge are more particularly set forth in the following specification, to wit:
Specification First—The above named. , in violation of
the laws of the Order, did on or about the  day of    	
18...., (here state the offense, place and other circumstances, and continue
with specification second, etc., as provided in Rule 1, Section I).
Fraternally submitted,
(Signed;   	 236
Form 2.—Notice to the Accused.
 Lodge, No...., 1.0.0 .F.,
 18....
Brother	
Enclosed in this notice I transmit a copy of  charge  and  specifications
preferred against you by    of Lodge, No...
The same were referred to a Committee of Trial, consisting of (give names).
The officers of said committee will notify vou of the time and place to appear
for answer. Fraternally,
[seal. J  Secretary.
Lodge, No I.O.O.F,
Form 3.—Notice to Temporary Chairman of Committee to Try Charges.
.0
18....
Brother	
The members named below were this evening appointed a Committee of
Trial on the charge and specifications preferred by  against
     As the temporary chairman of such committee, you will,
within one week after receiving this notice, call a meeting of said  committee
for organization.    The committee consists of Brothers (give names).
Fraternally,
[seal. ]  Secretary.
Form 4.—Notice to Members of Committees.
 Lodge; No...  , I.O.O.F.,
 S     18...
Brother	
You were this evening appointed as one of the Committee of Trial   on
the charge and specifications preferred by      .. against \
Brother the temporary chairman of the committee wil|
notify you of the time and place of the meeting of the committee for organilj
zation. Fraternally,
[seal.]  Secretary.
Form 5.—Notice to Accuser and Accused to Attend Meeting of
Committee.
 18....
Brother	
The Committee of Trial on the charge and  specifications preferred  by
 against will meet (give the time and place),
to hear and decide the case.    You are hereby notified to be present and (sustain or defend) the same. Fraternally,
 Chairman.
 Secretary.
Form 6.—Report of Committee of Trial.
18
To Lodge, No    .., I.O.O.F.
The undersigned a (majority or minority) of the committee to investigate the charge and specifications preferred by   against 	
respectfully report: That after hearing the parties, they find (state finding on
each specification and the charge, as required by Rule 7, Section I). The
minutes of the doings of the committee, a copy of the evidence taken, and
papers pertaining to the trial, are herewith placed in the custody of the Secretary of the Lodge. Fraternally submitted,
(Signed by committee). 0Q7
Form 7.—Notice of Appeal to the Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
 18....
To Lodge, No...., I.O.O.F.
The undersigned hereby give notice that he appeals to the Grand Lodge
of British Columbia of the I.O.O.F., from the action of the Lodge in the matter of charge and specifications preferred by   against	
This appeal is taken on the ground of (here state the grounds of appeal.)
Fraternally, (Signed) '
Form 8.—Appeal to the Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia of the I.O.O.F.
The undersigned, a member of     Lodge, No...., respectfully
appeals to your R. W. Body from the action of said Lodge (state the action
from which the appeal is taken and the grounds upon which it rests). Your
appellant asks that you will reverse said action, or grant such other relief as
you may deem the merits of the case demand.
Fraternally, (Signature and residence)	
Form 9.—Notice to Attend as Witness.
 Lodge, No
, I.O.O.F.
..18...
Brother	
You are hereby notified to attend as witness before  the  Committee of
Trial on the charge and specifications preferred by against	
(state the time and place).    By order of the Noble Grand.
[seal.] Fraternally,  Secretary.
Form 10 —Certificate Accompanying Return of Lodge, under Rule 1,
Section IV.
 Lodge, No...., I.O.O.F.,
 18....
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia of the LO .O.F.
Enclosed you will receive the return of this Lodge in the matter of the
appeal of to your R. W. Body, required by Rule 1, Section
IV. I hereby certify that the same embraces correct copies of all the minutes
and papers relating to the case, in my possession, or in possession of the
Lodge, and also the original testimony taken at the trial.
[seal.] Fraternally,  Secretary.
Form 11.—Notice of Grand Secretary to Lodge, under Rule 3, Section IV.
Grand Lodge of British Columbia of the I.O.O.F.,
Office of the Grand Secretary
18
To Lodge, No...., I.O.O.F.
On the day of I received from   an appeal
from the action of your Lodge in matter of (state cause of appeal). The
papers relating to the appeal not having been transmitted to me within the
time specified by law, you are hereby notified to forward the same to me
within ten days from the receipt of this notice. Should I not receive them,
it will be my unpleasant duty to proceed under Rule 3, Section IV of the
Code. Fraternally,
 Grand Secretary. 238
Form 12.—Obligation to Witness to be Administered by the Chairman of
the Committee.
You do sincerely declare upon your honor as an Odd Fellow,  that the
evidence you shall give in the matter of charge preferred by	
against now pending, shall be the truth, the whole truth and
nothing but the truth.    Thus you do affirm.
Sec 6. Notice of the expulsion or suspension of a member, with the
cause thereof, shall be given by the Secretary forthwith, to all the Lodges in
this jurisdiction.
Sec 7.    This Lodge shall have a book, in which shall  be entered  the
names of all persons rejected, suspended, or expelled by this or any other
Lodge, of which they may have received due notice, with the date and causel
of such suspension or expulsion.
ARTICLE VIII.
OF FUNDS AND PROPERTY .
Section 1. The funds and property of this Ledge shall be held exclusively as a Trust Fund to be devoted to no other purpose than the charitable
uses of the I. 0. O. F., and expenditures legitimately made for Lodge purposes, and the advancement of the interests of the Lodge or the Order. The
funds may be invested from time to time, as the Lodge shall direct, but no
part thereof, or of the Lodge property, or of the proceeds of any sales of such
property, shall ever be divided among the members; and in case of a surrender or forfeiture of the Lodge Charter, all the funds and property of the Lodge
of whatsoever kind, shall be immediately surrendered and delivered up to the
R. W. Grand Lodge of this jurisdiction, or to its officers or agents properly
authorized to receive them.
ARTICLE IX.
OF   OFFENCES.
Section 1. No member of this Lodge shall be concerned in organizing
or visiting any illegal, spurious, expelled, extinct, or suspended Lodge of Odd
Fellows; nor paint on his sign any emblem of the Order, or otherwise exhibit
any upon the same, or have any printed or engraved upon his business card,
nor expose any in a public place as a sign; or receive or put any motion from
the Chair of the N. G., unless he be a present or past N  G. or V. G.
Sec 2. This Lodge shall not have a public procession, unless to attend
the funeral of a member, or have any public celebration of any kind, or get up
any ball or public amusement in the name of the Order, or admit to membership any member of an expelled or extinct Lodge, or reinstate an expelled or
suspended member of this Lodge, without permission of the Grand Master.
ARTICLE X.
OF TERMS AND RETURNS.
Section 1. All terms shall commence on the first day of January and
July, in each year, and end on the day on which the succeeding one commences.
Sec 2. The officers for the term about expiring, shall prepare and deliver to the officer who shall install their successors, the result of the elections,
and a regular report of the work of the term, including the names of those
initiated, admitted by card, and as an Ancient Odd Fellow ; those suspended j
or expelled, and the cause thereof, and of those reinstated and deceased; the
number of certificates for degrees granted; the whole number in membership,
and the amount of receipts, accompanied by whatever amount may be due to
the Grand Lodge.
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Sec 3. In addition to the above, the officers for the term expiring on
the first meeting in January, shall annually make to the Grand Lodge a full
return of the members of the Lodge (except such as are more than one yeai
in arrears or have been expelled) ranked according to the degrees attained,
and a statement of the number of members relieved in the past year; the number of widowed families relieved: the number of members buried; the number of sisters buried; the amount of money applied to each of these purposes;
designating the amount paid for the education of orphans; the amount of
money in the Treasury; amount of Widows' and Orphans' Fund, and amount
of investments.
Sec 4. Should this Lodge fail to make any of its returns, as required
by the two preceding sections, for one year, it shall thereby forfeit its charter
and become extinct; and it shall be the duty of the G. M., or D. D G. M., to
withhold the A.T.P.W. and semi-annual P. W., until such returns are made,
and the amount due*the Grand Lodge paid. And it shall be the duty of the
last installed officers to transmit or surrender to the Grand Master or his
Deputy, the charter, books, papers, furniture and funds of the Lodge.
ARTICLE XL
OF  CARDS.
Section 1. Withdrawal Cards may be granted to members who are clear
of the books, according to law. by a majority vote, by ballot, of the members
present when application is made. Should the Lor?ge refuse to grant the
card, the applicant, on tendering a written resignation of membership, and
paying all dues, shall be entitled to receive from the Secretary a certificate
under seal of the Lodge to that effect; and such certificate shall be sufficient
evidence of good standing at the time of such resignation.
Sec 2. Visiting Cards shall be applied for in open Lodge, and the dues
must be paid up to the time for which the card is to be granted.
ARTICLE XII.
Section 1. When any doubt arises of the true meaning of any part of
these Articles, it shall be determined by the Grand Lodge.
Sec 2. These Articles, or any part thereof, shall not be altered, amended, suspended or annulled, except on motion made in the Grand Lodge, at a
ARTICLE XIII.
OF BY-LAWS.
Section 1. This Lodge may make, alter or rescind such By-Laws,
Rules, and Resolutions, from time to time, as may be deemed expedient;
Provided, that they do not in any wise contravene this Constitution, or the
Constitution, By-Laws, or Regulations of the Grand Lodge of the Province of
British Columbia, or of the United States.
Sec 2. The By-Laws of this Lodge are in force from the time of their
adoption, subject to the approval of the Grand Lodge; and the manuscript
copy of such By-Laws shall before being printed, be transmitted to the Grand
Secretary, to be submitted to the Committee on Laws of Subordinates for
their approval.
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN WEILER, P. G. M.,
JOSHUA DAVIES,
JOS. W. CAREY,
ANDREW ROME,
THOS. R. MITCHELL. 240
It was moved by Rep. Fletcher, of No. 4, \' That the Ee-j
port just  read be adopted as a whole."    Seconded by Eep.
Carey, of No. 2, and carried.
The following notice of motion was read:
I hereby give notice that at the next Annual Session of this R.W. Grand
Lodge I shall move the following: That Article X, Section 1, Constitution of
Subordinates shall be amended, as follows: " All terms shall commence on
the first day of January in each year and continue until 31st December of the
same year."
E. FLETCHER, Rep. of No. 4.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned until half-past seven
o'clock this evening.
EVENING SESSION.
The Grand Lodge met at 7.30 this  evening and  was
called to order by the Grand Master.
Eeport read from Finance Committee, as follows:
Victobia, 13th February, 1882.
To the R. W. Gband Lodge of Bbitish Columbia, I. 0. O. F.:
Your Committee on Finance having examined the books, papers andi
vouchers of the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary, beg to report that we
have found the accounts correct.
We recommend a per capita tax of 7*) cents, 50 cents on 30th, June, andj
25 cents on the 31st December, 1882.
We also recommend that the salary of the Grand Secretary be $125 peri
annum.
ESTIMATES FOR THE CURRENT YEAR :
Revenue.
Balance on hand $ 77 30
Per capita tax  	
351 00
60 00
$488 30
Expenditure.
Salary of Grand Secretary  $125 00
Rent of Office      60 00
Stationery        5 00
Printing      80 00
Janitor        10 00
Mileage      40 00
Sovereign Grand Lodge Tax      75 00
  $395 00
Balance of estimated revenue over expenditure ...      93 30
Respectfully submitted,
R. ROBERTS, P. G. M.,
C. TODD,
JOSEPH SEARS.
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t Moved by Eep. Carne, of No. S | That the Eeport be
adopted.'5 Seconded by Eep. Phillips, of No. 1> and carried.
The following letter was read from the District Deputy
Grand Sire:
Victoria. February 10th, 1882.
To the Grand Secretary R. W. Grand Lodge of B. C, I. 0. O. F :
Dear Sir and Brother,—In case I may be absent I herewith transmit
the A.T.P.W. and P.W. Degree of Rebekah to be presented to the incoming
Grand Master at the proper time.    If I am present it will be unnecessary.
You will find it enclosed in a separate envelope.
Yours in F. L. and T.,
J. S. DRUMMOND,
D. D. G. S.
Moved by Eep. Dale, of No. 1, "That it be received
and filed." Seconded by Eep. McKillican, of No. 4, and
carried.
Moved by Eep. Davies, of No. 1,   "That this Grand
Lodge recommends that the name of John Weiler, P.G.M.
be submitted to the Grand Sire for appointment as his District Deputy for this   jurisdiction."    Seconded   by   Eep.
Carne, of No. 1, and carried.
The Eeport of the Special Committee on the Petition of
Bro. Jas. Jackson was read, as follows:
Victoria, B. C, 14th February, 1882.
To the R. W  Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F:
We your Special Committee appointed to enquire into the grievances
contained in the Petition of Bro. Jas. Jackson, of Victoria Lodge, No. 1, late
of Dominion Lodge, No, 4, against the action of Dominion Lodge, No. 4, in
electing Bro. Eli Harrison to the office of N. G., and further against his being
installed in said office.
We find, on examination of the records of Dominion Lodge, No. 4, that
Bro. E. Harrison occupied the chair of V. G. five meetings, and was excused
for absence from nine meetings, making in all fourteen meetings, the remainder of the term he being absent and no record of being excused. We therefor consider that he served the majority of meetings of the term and was,
therefore, entitled to the honors of P. V. G.
We also find, on examination of the books, that Bro. E. Harrison was in
good standing on the night of his election, and on the night of installation
owed three dollars dues.
Your Committee find, on examination of records of Dominion Lodge,
that the appeal of Bro. Jas. Jackson was never brought before the Lodge.
Your Committee would, therefore, recommend that the action of Dominion Lodge, No. 4, and the Installing Officers be sustained.
Respectfully submitted in Friendship, Love and Truth,
JOHN WEILER,
R. ROBERTS,
CHS. GOWEN,
w. d. McKillican,
JOSEPH SEARS.
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Moved by Eep. Mitchell, of No. 1, "That it be received?
and adopted."    Seconded by Eep. Dale, of No. 1.
Eep. Davies asked for the Grand Master's decision on
the following question : I Whether any Lodge has the
power of granting excuses for absence of its elective officers
contrary to the Constitution of the Sovereign Grand Lodge."
Eep. Davies also moved in amendment "That the Eeport
be laid over until to-morrow."    Seconded by Eep. Carey, of
No. 2.
The amendment having been put to the vote was lost,
and the original motion carried.
The votes on the original motion were asked for and
stood as follows:
Yeas—Reps. Dale, Fletcher, Huxtable, Mitchell, McColl, McKillican,
Roberts, Sears, Waller, Wreiler, Walker.
Nays—Reps. Carey, Carne, Davies, Pendray, Phillips, Rome.
It was moved by Eep. Mitchell, of No. 1, " That a respectful address be forwarded to the Sovereign Grand Lodge
asking permission to admit persons to membership at the
age of 18 years, instead of 21 years, on the same footing as
they do in Australia." Seconded by Eep. Walker, of No. 4,
and carried.
The Grand Lodge adjourned until to-morrow morning
at ten o'clock.
THIED DAY.
Wednesday, 15th February, 1882.
The Grand Lodge met this morning at 10 o'clock,  and
was called to order by the Grand Master.    Present:
B. W. Shiles     M. W. Grand Master.
H.Waller R. W. Deputy Grand Master.
E. Fletcher R. W. Grand Secretary.
W. D. McKillican R.W. Grand Treasurer.
Wm. McColl       W. Grand Marshall.
C. Todd      W. Grand Guardian.
W. H. Huxtable      W. Grand Herald.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The minutes of previous day's session were read and on
motion approved. 243
The following notice of motion was read
I hereby give notice that at the next session of this Grand Lodge I will
move that the session of 1884 be held at the City of Nanaimo.
JOSHUA DAVIES, Rep. of No. 1.
INSTALLATION.
The Grand Master elect was presented for installation,
and was duly installed into office by the retiring Grand Master.
Grand Master Waller then installed the following
officers:
J. Davies R W. Deputy Grand Master.
W. D. McKillican R. W. Grand Warden.
E. Fletcher R. W. Grand Secretary.
Wm. McColl R. W. Grand Treasurer.
The Grand Master then made the following appointments of Grand Officers, which were, on motion, approved,
and the officers installed, viz :
F. Carne W. Grand Marshall.
J. W. Carey W. Grand Guardian.
J. VV. Brunton W. Grand Conductor.
W. H. Huxtable W. Grand Herald.
A. Rome W. Grand Chaplain.
The Grand Master then announced the following appointments as his District Deputies:
For District No. 1, W. Walker.
"2, Geo. Turner.
"   3, J. Wilcox.
[ And the following Standing Committees for the ensuing year:
Finance—Reps. T. R. Mitchell, of No. 1; R. Roberts, P.G.M., of No. 1;
I M. Humber, of No. 2; B. W. Shiles, P.G.M., of No. 3; A. Rome, of No. 1.
Appeals—Reps. W. J. Jeffree, P.G.M., of No. 2; Chas. Hayward, of
No. 1; T. R. Mitchell, of No. 1;  C.N. Trew, of No. 3; A. Phillips, of No. 1.
Laws of Sttbobdinates—Reps. J. Weiler, P.G.M., of No. 1; J. H. Mel-
dram, of No. 2; J. Read, of No. 1;  H. Elliott, of No. 3; J. Sears, of No. 2.
Petitions—Reps. R. Roberts, P.G.M., of No. 1; M. Humber, ofNo. 2;
| W. J. Pendray, of No. 2;   B. W. Shiles, P.G.M., of No. 3;   A. Phillips, of
\ No. 1.
State of the Order—Reps. C. Hayward, of No. 1;   D. Dale, of No. 1:
\ J. Sears, of No. 2.
Legislation—J. Wriglesworth, P.G.M., of No. 4; J. Read, of No. 1; J.
Weiler, P.G.M. of No. 1; W. J. Jeffree, P.G.M., of No. 2; M. Humber, of
No. 2.
Printing—Grand Secretary; Grand Treasurer; Rep. Rome, of No. 1. 44
Moved by Eep. Carne, of No. 1, "That the appointments of the Grand Master be confirmed." Seconded by
Eep. Meldram, of No. 2, and carried.
Moved by the E. W. Deputy Grand Master,   " That a]
vote of thanks be tendered the retiring Grand Master for the
able manner in which he has conducted the business of this
Grand Lodge during his term of  office."    Seconded by thej
Grand Treasurer, and carried.
The minutes of the day were then read and, on motion, j
approved.
The Grand Chaplain, being called upon, offered up
prayer, and the Grand Lodge was declared closed sine die.
E. Fletcher,
Grand Secretary.
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Abstract from Reports of Subordinate Lodges under the
jurisdiction of the R. W. Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F,, for the Term ended 30th June, 1881.
Name of Lodge and
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Columbia
No. 2.
New Westminster No. 3.
Dominion
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1881.
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Initiated    7
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of Members in Good Standing  468
Brothers relieved        64
of Widowed families relieved   2
Amount paid for relief of Brothers  $2,977 30
"        I I Widowed families      220 00
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Burying the Dead |     675 00
Special Relief      189 00
Total Relief $4,061 30
Number of weeks for which sick benefits were paid  368
Amount of Annual Receipts $8,589 78
Current Expenses of Lodges    2,963 25
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