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   PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
Grand Lodge of British Columbia
I. O. O. F\
TENTH   ANNUAL SESSION.
Odd Fellows' Hall, Victoria,
Wednesday, 13th February, 1884.
The Grand Lodge opened this day at 2 o'clock, p. m., in
the Odd Fellows' Hall.    Present :
Alexander Phillips Grand Master.
W. D. McKillican Deputy Grand Master.
Wm. McColl Grand Warden.
J. D. Robinson Acting Grand Secretary.
F. Carne Grand Treasurer.
T. R. Mitchell      |     Marshal.
C Todd....      I     Guardian.
J.Jackson      |    Conductor.
W. H. Huxtable      "    Herald.
W. Walker      |    Chaplain (pro. tern.)
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present, whereupon the Grand Chaplain offered up prayer and the Grand
Lodge was declared open for business.
The Credentials of Representatives from Subordinate
Lodges to this Grand Lodge were read and the Grand Master appointed
Rep. W. Walker, of No. 4,
1   B. W. Shiles, ofNo. 3,
I   J. H. Meldram, ofNo. 2, T. R. Mitchell,
J. Weiler,
G. Williams,
Alex. Phillips,
320
as a Committee on Credentials, who made the following Report :—
Victoria, 13th February, 1884.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia:—
Your Committee on Credentials respectfully report that the following are duly accredited Representatives:—
FROM VICTORIA LODGE, NO. 1,
D. Dale,
F. Davey,
R. Roberts,
J. Jackson,
W. Irvine,
F. Carne,
C. Gowen,
T. Price.
C. Hayward,
J. G. Taylor,
J. D. Robinson,
FROM COLUMBIA LODGE, NO. 2,
J. Partridge,      G. H. Maynard, Sam'l Adler,
W. J. Pendray, J. H. Meldram, W. J. Jeffree,
J. Sears, R. W. Fawcett, M. Young.
FROM NJEJW WESTMINSTER LODGE, NO. 3,
C. N. Trew,
R. Thomas,
W. D. McKillican,
W. Walker,
C. Todd,
H. Elliott,
W. Litster,
FROM DOMINION LODGE, NO. 4,
E. Fletcher,
J. Wriglesworth,
J. E. Phillips,
J. E. Inslev.
J. D. Ford,
O. Warner,
W. Leigh.
P. A. Babbington,    .
FROM BLACK DIAMOND LODGE, NO. 5,
E. Quennell, W. H. Morton.
FROM HARMONY LODGE, NO. 6,
Robert Scott, George Ramsay.
We also find the following entitled to seats :—
S. T. Styles,
T. J. Partridge,
J. M. Read,
G. W. Anderson,
Of No. 1.
J. W. Carey,
M. Baker,
R. Hall, Jun'r,
Of No. 2.
E. Fawcett,
M. Hart.
W. Harrison,
W. F. Archibald, 321
W. J. Armstrong, J. A. Calbick, J. Morey,
Geo. Turner, T. L. Scott, W. B. Kyle,
L. F. Bonson, Alex. Ewen,
Of No. 3.
H. Smith, J. Creden, A. J. Gray.
Of No. 4.
James Crosson, ofNo. (>.
And the following entitled to the G. L. Degree:—
Thos. Price and Fred'k Davey, ofNo. 1.
Samuel Adler, of No. 2.
J. D. Ford and Orlando Warner, of No. 4.
W. H. Morton and John McNeil, of No. 5.
Fraternally submitted,
W. WALKER,
JOHN H. MELDRAM,
B. W. SHILES,
Committee on Credentials.
Moved by Rep. Mitchell, of No. 1, "That the Report
be received and adopted." Seconded by Rep. McKillican, of
No. 4, and carried.
The Grand Marshal was instructed to retire and introduce the Past Grands in attendance, and the Grand Lodge
Degree was conferred on
F. Davey, ofNo. 1, and
S. Adler, ofNo. 2.
The Grand Master then appointed the following to fill
vacancies on Committees :—
W. Walker, ofNo. 4 )
F. Davev, "   1 [ Committee on Finance.
J. H Meldram,'1   2 J
wGt T*yl°r' °f £°' J } Committee on Petitions.
W. Irvine, |     1 /
F. Davey, of No. 1 Committee on Legislation.
S. Adler, of No. 2 Com. on State of the Order.
G. Norris, of No. 5 Committee on Appeals. 322
The Grand Master then read the following Report :—
Victoria, B. C, 13th February, 1884.
To the Officers and Members
of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Brothers :—In accordance with the rules and regulations of
our Order, we again meet in this Hall for the purpose of exchanging
our views on matters of interest to the Lodges we represent, and td
legislate for the welfare of our beloved Order in the Jurisdiction. I
am glad to meet you again, and I trust each representative will be
governed by a sense of the responsibility with which he is intrusted.
I am happy to say that the growth of our fraternity in this Jurisdiction, during the year that has elapsed, has been very gratifying
and that its condition is prosperous. The many excellent features
presented by a large number of other secret societies, has not had such
a depressing effect on our progress as might be imagined; on the contrary the benefits of Oddfellowship are too plainly felt to admit of any
retrograde movement, and it is my earnest hope that future years
may find it equally as progressive as at the present time, and I would
strongly recommend this Grand Body to try and introduce the Endowment system into the Order.
The interests of the Order in general, have been carefully provided for by the annual session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, held in
the city of Providence, R. I., in September last, and amongst its decisions immediately affecting this jurisdiction, I have to inform you,
that its committee on finance recommended that the representative
tax due by this Grand Lodge for the year 1882 and 1883 be remitted.
This recommendation was duly considered and adopted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
I would respectfully recommend, that one of your actions during
the present session should be the despatch of a petition to the Sovereign Grand Lodge, asking for the remission of the tax on the same
grounds for the year 1884. I advise this step for the reason that such
a course will shew the Sovereign Grand Lodge that we are not altogether dependent on that Grand Body in dealing with our necessities
without bringing such matters ourselves to its notice.
My official duties during the past year have not been onerous, a
fact that I am proud to state as speaking well for the peace and harmony which has prevailed throughout the Jurisdiction. I would,
however, here point out the necessity of every D.D.G.M. making him- j
self conversant with the laws of the Order, as upon the decision of
these officers in matters referred to them by Lodges in their districts,
depends much of the harmony and correct working of the Lodges.
To this end I would recommend that the senior
Lodge in
each  dis- 323
trict should possess an additional copy of the latest edition of the Digest for the sole use of the District Deputy, and that each Lodge in
the district should furnish that officer with a copy of its Constitution
and By-laws for his guidance, the books to be handed over by each
District Deputy to his successor and a receipt taken therefor.
My official acts are herewith submitted for your consideration.
LODGES INSTITUTED.
On the 4th of March last I granted a dispensation for the organization of a new Lodge of the Order at Wellington, in District No. 3,
and on the 16th I proceeded to that place in company with the Grand
Secretary and Grand Marshal to institute the same. The new Lodge
is known as Harmony, No. 6, and was opened under most flattering
Circumstances. Thirty members were initiated on the night of institution, all young men, whose efforts in thus extending the good work
of the Order will no doubt meet with good results. As the Lodge is
working under a temporary dispiensation I trust that the necessary
steps will be taken by the Committee on Petitions and the requisite
Charter granted by you.
DISPENSATIONS.
In addition to the above I have granted dispensations during
the year as follows :—
On 19th March, 1883,—To observe the sixty-fourth (64th) Anniversary of our Order on the 26th April, in such manner as the Lodges
in the Jurisdiction might consider most favorable for its welfare.
On the 23rd July, 1883,—To Victoria Lodge, No. 1, to confer the
three degrees of the Order upon one of its members at one meeting.
The application for this dispensation should properly have been made
to my Deputy for District No. 1, but as it was addressed to me I considered it advisable to grant the request of the Lodge.
INSTALLATIONS.
On 5th July, ;1883,—Installed the officers elect of Dominion
Lodge, No. 4.
On 9th July, 1883,—Installed the officers elect of Victoria Lodge,
No. 1.
On 11th July, 1883,—Installed the officers elect of Columbia
Lodge, No. 2.
On 2nd January, 1884,—Installed the officers elect of Columbia
Lodge, No. 2.
On 9th January, 1884,—Installed the officers elect of Dominion
Lodge, No. 4. BK
324
On 14th January, 1884,—Installed the officers elect of Victoria
Lodge, No. 1.
On all the above occasions I was attended by the officers of the
Grand Lodge, the installation in each case being carried out in ample
form.
APPOINTMENTS.
On 22nd March last I received a communication from Bro. Jas.
Wilcox, asking to be relieved of the duties of Deputy of District No. 3.
I was sorry to lose this very efficient officer, under whose able co-operation the work of the Order in this district had been so satisfactory.
On 18th April, I appointed Bro. A. Galloway as my Deputy for
this District.
On the 26th ult., I received a communication from Bro. E. H.
Fletcher resigning the office of Grand Secretary for the reasons therein stated. I accepted the resignation and appointed Bro. J. D. Robinson as the most suitable person to perform the duties of that office
until this meeting. I trust you will endorse my action in both of
these cases.
GRAND LODGE AND SUBORDINATE LODGE CONSTITUTIONS.
I would draw your attention to the above Constitutions and I
submit that if you think fit, a close scrutiny be given to their provisions, with a view of correcting any deficiencies jvhich may be pointed
out, or incorporating any suggestions. In any case I would strongly
advise that the present constitution of this Grand Lodge be submitted
to the Sovereign Grand Lodge for its approval.
THE NEW WORK.
I am of opinion that as the members of the Order become better
acquainted with the new Work it will become more popular, and no
doubt some good has resulted from the new regulations requiring the
work of the Lodges to be done in the Third Degree. We must admit
that one drawback experienced is in the case of initiates who cannot
participate in the work of the Lodge until they obtain the Third Degree. Whilst on this subject I beg to state that it has come to my notice
that books other than those authorized by the Sovereign Grand Lodge
have been in use by certain Lodges, I must most strongly remonstrate
against the use in this Jurisdiction of any other than the authorized
Ritual. Such a course has a tendency to demoralize the work of the
Lodges and by members falling into the use of terms which are garbled and which do not exist in the beautiful language of our Ritual J
besides being in direct contravention of the laws of the Order. 325
DEATHS.
Since our last meeting four of those who were then with us have
been removed from our midst by the hand of death, namely, Bro.
Howison, P.G. of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, who died on the 6th
April, 1883, Bro. R. Jenkinson, P. G., of Dominion Lodge, No. 4, who
died on the 25th August, 1883, Bro. P. J. Hall, P. G., of Victoria
Lodge, No. 1, who died on the 9th June, 1883, and Bro. James S.
Drummond, P.G., of Victoria Lodge, No. 1, who died on the 6th Feb.
1884. These were exemplary members and all zealous workers in the
cause of Oddfellowship, and their loss to the Order will be greatly
felt. I would recommend that a suitable memorial page to the memory of each be inserted in the printed proceedings of the present session.
REPORTS OF DISTRICT DEPUTIES.
I enclose the reports received from my several Deputies, a perusal
of which exhibits a satisfactory condition of the Order in each district. The action^ of each are submitted for your consideration and
approval.
GENERAL.
I think it highly desirable that a competent member of this
Grand Lodge should be authorized to visit Harmony Lodge, No. 6,
with a view of looking into the affairs of that Lodge, seeing that the
books bearing on the financial condition of the Lodge are properly
kept, that the records are properly preserved, that the general work
of the Lodge is carried on in accordance with the principles of the
Order, the sum to be defrayed for the expense of such a purpose would
not be large while I think the benefit of such a step would be appreciated by that Lodge.
I was glad to observe a general re-union at Plumper's Pass. This,
I believe, was a very successful and pleasant affair, and will no doubt
lead the way to others of a similar nature. The committee who had
charge of this excursion were good enough to invite me to attend. I
was, however, obliged to decline.
CONCLUSION.
Before closing this report I must tender my thanks to the officers
and members of this Grand Lodge for the honor they have conferred
on me and to say that I will always look back upon the year of my
administration of the duties of this office as one of the most pleasant
of my life. I trust that we may have an exceedingly happy session,
and that our labors will result in much good to our beloved Order.
Fraternally yours,
A. PHILLIPS,
Grand Master. 326
Moved by Rep. Meldram, of No. 2, " That the Report
be referred to a Committee of three to distribute the subjects in the report to the several Standing Committees."
Seconded by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, and carried.
The following Committee was then appointed :—
Rep. H. Waller, of No. 2.
"    F. Davey, ofNo. 1.
"   J. H. Meldram, of No. 2.
The following are the Reports of the District Deputy
Grand Masters, referred to in the Report of the Grand
Master:—
Victoria, B. C, 6th February, 1884.
To the Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.:—
Dear Sir and Brother :—I have to report the following business transacted by me as the D.D.G.M. for District No. 1:—
I granted on two occasions a dispensation to Victoria Lodge, No.
1, to confer the three degrees of the Order upon two of its members
in less time than that required by law.
Also a dispensation for the same purpose to Dominion Lodge,
No. 4.
On the 7th June, 1883, I received the following letter from t)o-
minion Lodge, No. 4:—
Hall of Dominion Lodge, No. 4, I. O. O. F.,
Victoria, B. C, June 7th, 1883.
Dear Sir and Brother:—By a resolution of this Lodge I am
instructed to ask your opinion on the following question: A member of
this Lodge was reported sick on 9th February, 1882, and has been
periodically reported sick without an intervening space of six months,
and continued sick to this date 7th June, 1883. Please furnish this
Lodge with your decision as to whether said member is entitled to
full weekly benefits at this time, or whether the amount of benefits
should be decreased six months from 9th February, 1882, as provided
for in Art. IV, Sec. 2, of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges.
An immediate answer would greatly oblige this Lodge.
Fraternally yours,
T. BAMFORD,
Rec. Sec'y.
si 327
On June 12th, I replied, as follows :—
To the Officers and Members of Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
Dear Sirs and Brothers :—In answer to your question of 7th
June, as to whether a Brother being periodically reported sick from
9th February, 1882, without an intervening space of six months, and
continuing sick up to date is entitled to full benefits. The Brother is
entitled to receive full benefits for six months sickness, commencing
from 9th of February, 1882. In so deciding I refer you to the proceedings of the 9th Annual Session of the Grand Lodge, Constitution of
Subordinate Lodges, Art. IV, Sec. 2.
I am, dear Sirs and Brothers,
Fraternally yours,
D. DALE,
D.D.G.M. District No. 1.
On the 18th of October, 1883, I received the following communication from Columbia Lodge, No. 2,  enclosing the accompanying
appeal:—
Columbia Lodge, Xo. 2, I O. O. F.,
Victoria, B. C, October 17th, 1883.
To D. Dale, Esq., D. D. G. Master:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I beg to submit for your official consideration and report the following questions as contained in the enclosed appeal, against the action of this Lodge relative to balloting for
the degrees of the Order upon the application of Bro. John A. Gardner, a member of this Lodge. An early answer will oblige.
I am, dear Sir and Brother,
Yours fraternally,
R. W. FAWCETT,
R. Sec'y.
APPEAL.
Victoria, B. C, October 17th, 1883.
To the N. G., V. G., Officers and Members
of Columbia Lodge, No. 2, I.O.O.F :
Dear Sirs and Bros:—I hereby appeal from the action of this
Lodge to Bro. D. Dale, D.D.G.M., for the following reasons, viz:—
That at a regular meeting of this Lodge held September 26th, 1883,.
they did entertain an application from Bro. John A. Gardner to receive the degree or degrees, and they did also ballot for and elect the
said Brother to receive the degrees, which is contrary to and in violation of Article XVII of our By-laws, three months not having expired since Bro. John A. Gardner was rejected for his degrees, and
the above mentioned article never having been repealed or altered
since the approval of the same by the Grand Lodge of British Columbia in 1874.   (See Proceedings.)
(Signed) H. WALLER. 328
To this communication I returned the following answer under
date of 7th November, 1884 :—
To the Officers and Members of Columbia Lodge, No. 2:
In answer to your communication of October 17th, I decide
that the Lodge could not legally entertain the application of Brother
John A. Gardner for his degrees after being rejected for the same,
until the expiration of three months. (See Art. XVII, By-laws of
Columbia Lodge, No. 2.)
I am, dear Sirs and Brothers,
Fraternally yours,
D. DALE,
D.D.G.M. District No. 1.
New Westminster, February 11th, 1884.
To the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge
of British Columbia, I. O. O. F:
Herewith I beg respectfully to submit a report of my actions as
D.D.G.M. for District No. 2, for the past year.
There has been remarkably little for the D.D.G.M. to do during
the year past, it having been, taking things all together, a prosperous
one for Lodge No. 3.
At the proper time in July I installed the officers of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, and also in January, 1884.
On 22nd November granted dispensation to New Westminster
Lodge, No. 3, to confer the three degrees on Bro. G. Lawrence, who
was initiated on the 8th inst., the Brother's business taking him
away from the neighborhood of his Lodge from which it was likely
he would be away a considerable length of time.
Yours fraternally,
k THOMAS,
D.D.G.M. District No. 2.
Nanaimo, B. C, January 18th, 1884.
To the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge
of British Columbia, I.O.O.F:
Dear Sir and.Bro :—Herewith I beg respectfully to submit a|
report of my actions as D.D.G.M. for District No. 3, for the past year.
At the proper time in July I installed the officers of Black Diamond and Harmony Lodges, and also on January 9th.
I am happy to state that Black Diamond Lodge has increased
her membership during the past year, and that both Black Diamond
and Harmony Lodges are in a sound financiarposition. 329
There was one question submitted to me by Black Diamond
Lodge in reference to Brother John Hubert's benefits. I wrote to
the Grand Master for information but have received no reply up to
the present time.
I would recommend Bro. John Hemer as D. D. for the present
year.
Yours fraternally,
ALEX'R GALLOWAY,
D. D. G. M. District No. 3.
Nanaimo, January 25th, 1884.
Brother A. Phillips, Grand Master :
Dear Sir and Brother,—My decision is that Brother John
Hilbert's benefits be suspended until after the decision of the Grand
Lodge.   (See White's Digest, Sec. 321.)
A. GALLOWAY,
D.D.G.M.
Report of Grand Secretary read :—
Office of the Grand Secretary,
Victoria, B. C, 13th February, 1884.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F:
Dear Sirs and Brothers:—I have to report the following business of this office for the past year, viz:—
Whole number of Lodges are  6
Numberxof Members in good standing  ,500
Initiated during the year  54
Admitted by Card  12
Withdrawn  8
Re-instated  0
Suspended  0
Expelled  0
Rejected  3
Ceased membership for non-payment of dues  14
Resigned  1
Deceased  8
Number of Past Grands  94
Amount of Annual Receipts $10,842 15
u Current Expenses of Lodges     2,728 00
Number of weeks for which Sick Benefits were paid....... 437 Profit and Loss
Furniture and Regalia
330
BALANCE SHEET   GRAND   LODGE   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,
13th February, 1884.
ACCOUNT.
2 Sovereign Grand Lodge	
11 Stock Account	
26 Grand Treasurer	
36 New Westminster Lodge, No. 3
Dr.
$ 10 60
141 09
228 52
224 25
$604 46
Cr.
50
603 96
§604 46
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 ..
Harmony Lodge, No. 6	
For Charter Fee:
Harmony Lodge, No. 6 1
For Tax Term ending 30th June, 1883
Victoria Lodge, No. 1	
Columbia Lodge, No. 2	
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3	
Dominion Lodge, No. 4	
$ 9 00
7 00
8 50
8 50
6 00
29 00
Black Diamond Lodgre, No. 5
S^J
Harmony Lodge, No. 6,
For Tax Term ending 31st December, 1883:
Victoria Lodge, No. 1
Columbia Lodge, No. 2	
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3
Dominion Lodge, No. 4	
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5 ..
Harmony Lodge, No. 6	
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, overpaid for dues
Whole amount of Cash received and paid over to
Grand Treasurer	
39 75
25 00
17 25
14 75
19 75
8 50
$68 00-
30 00
247 00
125 00
50
$470 50 331
Amount of Orders drawn on Grand Treasurer
February 15, 1883-
-No. i, Favor of W. McColl, mileage $
20 00
n
2
**>
-'       B. W. Shiles, mileage	
20 00
u
3,
11        W. H. Huxtable, Janitor..
20 00
u
4,
"       G. Secretary, acct. salary..
15 00
April 17,
5,
"       Duty and express charges
on supplies	
2 35
May 16,
6, .
1       J.  E.  McMillan, printing
June 20,
7,
|       G. Secretary, acct. salary..
30 00
a
8,
2 00
August 13,
9,
|              Do.           acct. salary..
40 00
September 11,
10,
"       Sov'gn G. Lodge, supplies.
36 87
it-
11,
|       Express charges on Rituals
1 40
January 10, 1884,
12,
"        Sect'y Oddfellows' Union,
Rent	
60 00
a
13,
"       G. Secretary, bal. of salary.
40 00
JamJfcry 29,
14,
"       R. H. McMillan, printing.
5 00
$387 87
SUMMARY.
Cash balance in hands of Grand Treasurer at last report $145 89
Total amount of Cash received  470 50
Less orders drawn
$616 39
387 87
Leaving a balance in the hands of the Grand Treasurer of $228 52
STOCK ACCOUNT.
Stock on hand at last report	
Purchased during the Year:
4 Rituals, @ $2.25 $ 9 00
50 Cards  11 25
1 Question Book     1 35
2 Rituals     5 80
Orders for S.A. and A.T.P.W     5 00
$185 24
32 40
Cr ooA
STOCK ACCOUNT.—Continued.
Sold during the Year:
'8 Visiting Cards, @ 25c  19 50
12 Withdrawal Cards, @ 25c :.. 3 00
12 Dismissal Certificates, © 25c  3 00
30 Lodge Odes, © 10c  3 00
1 Book Odes with Music  1 00
2 White's Digest, 1882  7 00
1 Officer's Roll Book  3 00
175 Initiation Petitions  3 50
6 Rituals, @ $3  18 00
1 Question Book  1 50
1 Order Book on Treasurer  5 00
10 Orders for A.T.P.W  50
Dr.
Loss during the Year	
Stock still on Hand:
2 Books Forms, (old)     2 00
66    I |      (new) @ 85c  56 10
3 Books Odes with Music, @ 65c     1 95
225 Initiation Petitions     2 25
1 Order Book on Treasurer    5 00
Orders for P. W     5 00
4 Rebekah Books, @ $2.60 10 40
85 Lodge Odes, @ 7c     5 95
50 Diplomas, @ 65 32 50
2 White's Digest, (old), $3.12     6 25
2 Officers' Roll Books, @ $2.50    5 00
19 Withdrawal Cards, @ 22c     4 18
10 Visiting Cards, @ 22c     2 20
11 Dismissal Certificates, @ 21c    2 31
Cr.
S 68 00
8 55
Being Balance to Dr. of said acct. as per Bal. Sheet. 1      141 09
I $217 64  $217 64
NAMES OF SUBORDINATE LODGES
With the number of Representatives each is entitled to at the present
Session of the Grand Lodge.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1 15 Representatives.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2 12
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3  9 |
u
m
Dominion Lodge, No. 4  9
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5 10
Harmony Lodge, No. 6  7
During the year one new Lodge has been instituted, and the
membership shows an increase of 34. 333
On the 19th January, 1884, the Grand Master called upon me to
take charge of Grand Secretary's Office. This I did, and found all
the work in arrear, and have had considerable trouble to get ready for
the session.
On the 31st January, I received a report from the Chairman of
the Committee on Laws of Subordinates approving of amendment to
By-laws of Victoria Lodge, No, 1, and the By-laws of Harmony
Lodge, No. 6. I considered it better not to forward these to the respective Lodges until after the session of this Grand Body which was
so close at hand.
I find on looking over the proceedings of last session, many conflicting clauses, but I have not had time to trace them out; the Grand
Lodge this present session will require to go carefully into them and
rectify the same.
I am sorry to say the stock of Books, etc., in the vault has been
allowed to depreciate greatly by neglect, a fire occasionally in the office would have taken away the dampness and saved them. As they
are now, most of the Books would be unsaleable; but in the statement
of Stock Account I have put them in at their old value, although they
would not bring that. I may mention here, that I employed Brother
Cridge to keep good fires on for a few days before I saw Bro. Huxtable, and he is entitled to some remuneration from the Grand Lodge.
Annexed I beg to hand Abstracts of Reports from Subordinate
Lodges to be appended to proceedings when printed.
Fraternally submitted.
JAMES D. ROBINSON,
Acting Grand Secretary.
Moved by Rep. Carne, of No. 1, i That the Report be
received and handed to the Finance Committee." Seconded
by Rep. McKillican, of No. 4, and carried.
The Report of the Grand Treasurer was read and, on
motion, referred to the Committee on Finance.
Victoria, B. C, 12th February, 1884.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F:
Dear Sirs and Brothers:—I herewith respectfully submit my
report for the year ending February 12th, 1884:— 334
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Report read from Distributing Committee:—
Odd Fellows' Hall,
Victoria, B. C, 13th February, 1884.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F:
We, the undersigned Committee, appointed to distribute the subjects referred to in the Report of the Grand Master, beg leave to recommend, that so much of the Report as refers to the Endowment
Scheme, be referred to a Special Committee consisting of one member
from each Lodge in the jurisdiction as follows:—Rep. Davey, No. 1,
Rep. Waller, No. 2, Rep. Shiles, No. 3, Rep. McKillican, No. 4,
Rep, Norris, No. 5, and Rep. Scott, No. 6.
So much as refers to the remission of the Grand Lodge Tax for
this year by the Sovereign Grand Lodge be left in the hands of the
incoming Executive Committee of the Grand Lodge.
The recommendation that District Deputy Grand Masters be provided with Digests and Constitutions and By-Laws of Subordinate
Lodges; the alleged use of unauthorized Rituals, (papers respecting
which pre submitted herewith marked A); also the recommendation
for the appointment of a competent Representative of the Grand
Lodge to visit and report on Harmony Lodge, be referred to the Committee on the State of the Order.
So much as refers to the granting of a dispensation to institute
Harmony Lodge be referred to the Committee on Petitions.
So much as refers to the appointment of D. D. G. Master's and
Grand Secretary ; the recommendation respecting the revision of the
Constitution of this Grand Lodge and of Subordinate Lodges; also
the reports of D. D. G. Masters be referred to the Legislative Committee. The Reports of the D. D. G. Masters, marked B, are attached
hereto.
So much as refers to the insertion of memorial pages in the print-
. ed Proceedings of this Grand Lodge be referred to the Committee on
Printing.
This Grand Lodge having already made provision in the Subordinate Lodge Constitutions for the admission of Initiatory members
to participate in the work of Subordinate Lodges, there appears no
necessity to refer the recommendation of the Grand Master on this
subject to any Committee.
All of which is fraternally submitted.
H. WALLER,
JOHN H. MELDRAM,
FRED'K DAVEY,
Committee. 336
Moved by Rep. Hayward, of No. 1, "That the Report
be received and adopted." Seconded by Rep. Walker, of
No. 4, and carried.
The Grand Lodge then took a recess until 8 p. m.
rant s$&it$*
The Grand Lodge resumed its session at 8 o'clock p.m,
and was called to order by the Grand Master.
The Grand Marshal was instructed to retire and introduce the Past Grands in attendance, and the Grand Lodge
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Report from Committee on Petitions read.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on the petition of Bros. John Morrison, Wm.
Reid, and others, to have a charter granted for a Lodge to be called
Harmony Lodge, No. 6, at Wellington, near Nanaimo, B. C, recommend that said charter be granted.
W. WALKER,
W. J. PENDRAY,
JOHN G. TAYLOR,
WILLIAM IRVINE,
GEORGE NORRIS,
Committee on Petitions.
Moved by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, " That the Report be
adopted."   Seconded by Rep. Carne, of No. 1, and carried. 337
Report of Committee on Laws of Subordinates read:—
Victoria, B. C, 13th February, 1884.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F:
Dear Sirs and Brothers :—Your Committee on Laws of Subordinates have duly examined and cannot find anything in conflict
with the Constitution, and therefore the amendments to the By-laws
of Victoria Lodge, No. 1, and Columbia Lodge, No. 2, and the complete By-laws of Harmony Lodge, No. 6, have our approval.
Yours in F. L. and T.,
JOHN WEILER,
M. HUMBER,
JOHN H. MELDRAM,
J. WRIGLESWORTH,
THOS. R. MITCHELL.
Committee on Laws of Subordinates.
Moved by Rep. Carne, of No. 1, " That the Report be
adopted."    Seconded by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, and carried.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS,
Nine o'clock having arrived the following Past Grands
were placed in nomination:—
FOR GRAND MASTER :
W. D. McKillican  Nominated by Rep. Waller, of No. 2.
FOR DEPUTY GRAND MASTER :
W. McColl Nominated by Rep. Carne, of No. 1.
FOR GRAND WARDEN :
P. Carne Nominated by Rep. Weiler, of No. 1.
FOR GRAND SECRETARY :
J. D. Robinson Nominated by Rep. McKillican, of No. 4.
F. Davey Nominated by Rep Carne, of No. 1.
FOR GRAND TREASURER:
E. Quennell Nominated by Rep. Mitchell, of No. 1.
There being no opposition in the first three offices the
nominees were declared duly elected.
A ballot was spread for the office of Grand   Secretary
with the following result:—
Number of votes cast  50
J. D. Robinson Received 19
F. Davey       | 31 838
Rep. Davey was declared' duly elected.
There being no opposition for the office of Grand Treasurer, Rep. Quennell was declared duly elected.
At this stage of the proceedings a pleasing incident occurred. Rep. McKillican, of No. 4, on behalf of a number
of members of the Subordinate Lodges, presented Rep.
Waller, P.G.M., with a large and elegantly framed photograph of himself, accompanied with an Address expressive
of their appreciation of the services rendered by him to the
Order in this jurisdiction. Rep. Waller, P.G.M., replied in
appropriate terms.
It was moved by Rep. McKillican, of No. 4, seconded
by Rep. Carne, ofNo. 1, and carried unanimously, "That
the Address and Rep. Waller's reply be inserted in the
printed proceedings of this Grand Lodge.
(For Address and Reply, see Appendix,)
Report from Committee on State of the Order read: -
Victoria, February 13th, 1834.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F:
Your Committee on the State of the Order to whom was referred
that portion of the Grand Master's Report, recommending that the
Senior Lodge in each district should provide the D. D. G. M. with a
copy of the Digest. While approving of the suggestion we think that
it would be better if the said books were furnished by the Grand Master at the cost of the Grand Lodge.
With regard to the use of unauthorized text books, we commend
it to the notice of the Gr^nd Master elect to see that the laws in reference thereto be strictly carried out.
With regard to the appointment of a Representative to visit Harmony Lodge, No. 6, and instruct in the secret work, we entirely approve of the suggestion, and recommend that the sum of twenty dollars be appropriated from the funds of this Lodge for that purpose.
Respectfully submitted,
CHAS. HAYWARD,
SAMUEL ADLER,
GEO. H. MAYNARD,
Committee on State of the Order. Moved by Rep. Dale, of No. 1, "That the Report be
received and adopted." Seconded by Rep. Sears, of No. 2,
and carried.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned until 11 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Stisii Jtafk
14th February, 1884.
The Grand Lodge met to-day at 11 o'clock, and was
called to order by the Grand Master.    Present:
Alexander Phillips Grand Master.
W. D. McKillican Deputy Grand Master.
Wm. McColl Grand Warden.
J. D. Robinson Acting Grand Secretary.
F. Carne Grand Treasurer.
T. R. Mitchell      |     Marshal.
C. Todd      I     Guardian.
W. H. Huxtable      |     Herald.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The minutes of previous day's session were read and, on
motion, approved.
Report read from Committee o:i Finance.
Moved by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, I That,the Report be
referred back to the Committee." Seconded by Rep. Mitchell, of No. 1, and carried.
Report read from Committee on Legislation:—
Odd Fellows' Hall,
Victoria, B. C, 14th February, 1884.
To the Officers and Members of the
Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F.
Dear Sirs and Bros. :—The Legislative Committee beg to submit the following instalment of their Report on the matters referred
for their consideration: 340
GRAND MASTER'S  REPORT.
We recommend the approval of the appointment of P. G. Galloway as D. D. G. M. of District No. 3. The appointment of Bro. J. D.
Robinson, P. G., to fill the vacancy as Grand Secretary caused by
the resignation of Bro. Fletcher should have been made by the
Standing Committee consisting of the elective Grand Officers. Vide
Sec. 4, Art. I.V. of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge.
REPORTS  OF  D. D. G. MASTERS.
The answer forwarded by Bro. Dale, D.D.G.M. of District No. 1 to
a question submitted to him by Dominion Lodge, No. 4, might, in the
opinion of your Committee, have been more complete, but as far as it
went was in accordance with law.
The action of the D. D. G. M. of District No. 1 in granting Dispensations to Victoria and Dominion Lodges to confer the degrees on
members in less time than otherwise permitted by law, we recommend be approved.
The appeal of Bro. Waller, P. G., of Columbia Lodge, No. 2,
against the action of that Lodge in balloting for the degrees for a
member whose application had been previously rejected, in less time
than provided by the By-laws of that Lodge, should in the opinion
of this Committe have been made to the Committee on Appeals of
this Grand Lodge, as we have failed to discover any law that gives
authority to D. D. Grand Masters to reverse the decisions of a subordinate Lodge, such power we regard as dangerous, and the present
case should not be allowed to pass without comment as it would establish a precedent. The D. D. G. Master should haveforwarded the
appeal to the proper quarter instead of dealing with the matter
himself.
The report of the D. D. G. Masters of Districts Nos. 2 and 3, we
recommend for approval.
A further report on the other matters referred to this Committee,
will be submitted as early as possible.
C. TODD,
FRED'K DAVEY,
JOSEPH SEARS,
Committee.
I
Moved by Rep. Gowen, of No. 1, " That the Report be
adopted, and the appeal mentioned therein be forwarded to
the Committee on Appeals."    Seconded by Rep.  Adler, of
No. 2, and carried.
The Grand Lodge then took a recess until 2 o'clock. 341
MUwmtam Mmmm
The Grand Lodge resumed its session at 2.o0 T. u.s and
was called to order by the Grand Master.
Report read from Committee on Appeals:
IN THE APPEAL CASE OF BRO. JOHN HILBERT versus
BLACK DIAMOND LODGE, No. 5, of Nanaimo, B. C.
Your Committee on Appeals beg to report that on a careful perusal of the evidence and proceeding of the trial, we find as follows :—
1st. That the report of the Committee of Trial stood four for acquittal and one for guilty.
2nd. That the Lodge receiving the report of the majority, amounted to an acquittal, and that the Lodge had no right to proceed to affix a penalty.
3rd. That even if the Lodge had acted correctly in voting on the
penalty, the vote of fourteen for reprimand and eight against does not
constitute a two-third vote as required by the Constitution.
4th. That owing to the lapse of time between the alleged offense,
qnd the time when the charge was preferred, your Committee are of
the opinion that it should not have been entertained by the Lodge.
Your Committee recommend that the appeal be sustained and
that Bro. Hilbert be re-instated as if such charge had never been preferred. We would also recommend that greater care should be exercised in forwarding appeals to this Grand Lodge.
Respectfully submitted in F. L. & T.
james fell,
chas. gowen,
george norris,
jas. e. McMillan.
Moved by Rep. Mitchell, of No. 1, "That the Report
be adopted." Seconded by Rep. Shiles, of No. 3, and carried.
Report of Committee on Finance read:
Grand Lodge Hall, Victoria, Feb'y 14, 1884.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F:
Your Committee on Finance recommend the payment of the
sum of twenty dollars ($20.00) to each of the following named Broth- 342
ers as per Mileage Certificates:—Bro. George Ramsey, of Harmony
Lodge, No. 6, Bro. George Norris, of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5,
Bro. B. W. Shiles, of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, and Bro. W.
McColl, Grand Warden, of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
Fraternally submitted.
W. WALKER,
C. TODD,
B. W. SHILES,
Committee on Finance.
Moved by Rep. Gowen, of No. 1, | That the Report be
adopted." Seconded by Rep. Mitchell, of No. 1, and carried.
Report of Special Committee on Endowment Scheme
recommended in the Grand Master's Report read:
Odd Fellows' Hall, 14th February, 1884.
vTo the Officers and Members
of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F:
Dear Sirs and Bros:—We your Special Committee appointed
to consider the suggestion contained in the Report of the Grand Master, recommending the establishment of an Endowment Fund in
connection with this Grand Lodge, beg leave to report, that we have
given the matter our careful consideration, and submit herewith
Rules for the government of the same, and also recommend the adoption of the following Resolution:—
Whereas, the establishment of an Auxiliary Endowment Benefit
Association in connection with the Grand Lodge of this jurisdiction,
constituted in conformity with the lines recommended by the Sovereign Grand Lodge is urgently needed and would prove a great benefit
to its members by affording them an opportunity of Mutual Insurance at a very small cost, thereby enabling them to make additional
provision for those dependent on them at their decease, and would
likewise tend to popularise our Order and extend its benefieient
workings for the relief of distress.
And, whereas, this Grand Lodge did by a Resolution at its Session of 1881, assent to and approve of the principle of Endowment.
Therefore, be it Resolved, That an Auxiliary Endowment Benefit Association be formed to be governed by the following Rules, and I
that it be an instruction to the Grand Officers at the end of the present Session to take active steps to organise the said Association and
to bring it into working order, and also to inform the members of the 343
Order in this jurisdiction through the Subordinate Lodges of the formation of this Association, and invite them to participate in its advantages.
H. WALLER,
ROBERT SCOTT,
B. W. SHILES,
W. D. McKILLICAN,
FRED'K DAVEY,
GEORGE NORRIS,
Special Committee.
Moved by Rep. Gowen, of No. 1, "That the Report be
adopted by this Grand Lodge." Seconded by Rep. McColl,
of No. 3.
Moved by Rep. Mitchell, of No.# 1, as an amendment,
I That the Report be taken up seriatem." Seconded by Rep.
Todd, of No. 4.
On the question being submitted to the vote the Grand
Master declared the amendment carried.
The proposed Rules were then considered seriatem with
the following result:—
1st. Name and objects, Adopted.
2nd. Membership, Amended and adopted,
3rd. Management, Adopted.
4th. Duties of Officers, Amended and adopted.
5th. Fees, Dues and Assessments, Adopted.
6th. Funds. do.
7th. Benefits, Amended and adopted.
8th. Nominations, Adopted.
9th. Registration, do.
10th. Alterations, do.
Also the following Forms:—
Application for membership, Adopted.
Medical Certificate to accompany application struck out
and new form to be substituted to be signed by the N. G. of
a Lodge nearest the residence of the applicant or by the D.
D. G. M. of the District in which he resides.
Certificate of Membership, Adopted. 344
Moved by Rep. Quennell, of No. 5, | That the Report
as amended be adopted as a whole." Seconded by Rep.
Waller, of No. 2, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, "That the bonds of
the Secretary and Treasurer of the Auxiliary Endowment
Benefit Association shall be $500 each." Seconded by Rep,
Shiles, of No. 3, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, "That 500 copies of
the Rules of the Association, and 500 copies of each of the
Forms be printed by the Executive Committee as soon as
possible."    Seconded by Rep. Shiles, of No. 3, and carried.
Moved and seconded, 1 That the Executive be requested to take $1.00 the entrance fee from as many of the members as are now desirous of joining the Association." Carried.
Report of Committee on Appeals read:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F:
Your Committee on Appeals to whom was referred the matter of
Bro. John A. Gardner, of Columbia Lodge, No. 2, touching his election to receive the degrees, beg to report, as follows:—
1st. That there is really no appeal to this Grand Lodge.
2nd. The matter referred to has been decided by D.D.G.M. Dale,
of District No. 1, and that this Committee approve the ruling of the
D.D.G.M.
All of which is respectfully submitted in F. L. and T.
CHAS. GOWEN,
J. E. MCMILLAN,
JAMES FELL,
GEORGE NORRIS,
Committee on Appeals.
Moved by Rep. Shiles, of No. 3, "That the Report be
adopted." Seconded by Rep. Mitchell, of No. 1, and carried.
The Grand Lodge then took a recess until 8 o'clock, p.m. 345
The Grand Lodge resumed its Session at 8 o'clock, and
was called to order by the Grand Master.
Report read from Legislative Committee:—
Oddfellows' Hall, Victoria, B, C,
14th February, 1884.
To the Officers and Members of the
Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia:
Your Legislative Committee beg leave to present the following
additional Report on the amendments they consider necessary to be
made in the Constitution of the Grand Lodge, viz :—
Sec. 3, Art. 2, line 7, strike out the words "any regular meeting at
least one month previous to each Annual Communication," and insert in lieu thereof the words "the second regular meeting in January of each year," so as to make it harmonise with the Constitution
of Subordinate Lodges, and this date being in the opinion of the
Committee the most convenient for the Subordinate Lodges.
Strike out Section 4, Article III, and insert in lieu thereof, the
following :—" Any Past Grand a member of this Grand Lodge shall
be eligible for any elective or appointed office in this Grand Lodge."
The present section being in direct conflict with the decisions of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Section 2, Article II, line 6, after the word " vote " insert the
words I except as hereinafter provided," so as to accord with Section
4 of the same Article which provides that all Past Grands present
may vote at the election of Grand Officers.
A typographical error occurs on line 2 of the 11th clause of Sec. 1,
Art. IV, by the insertion in the Constitution as printed last session
of the word " Grand."
Insert new Section 6, Article IV, as follows:—The elective Officers of this Grand Lodge, viz., Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master,
Grand Warden, Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer shall form the
Executive Committee of the Auxiliary Endowment Benefit Association of this Grand Lodge, and perform such duties as may be provided for their respective offices by the rules governing the said Association.
Present Section 6 to be called Section 7; present Section 7 to be
called Section 8. 346
We hope to be able to complete our labors and submit a Report
on the alterations necessary in the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges
to-morrow.
C. TODD,
FRED'K DAVEY,
JOSEPH SEARS,
Committee Legislation.
Moved by Rep. Hay\yard, of No. 1, " That the Report
read be received and acted on to-morrow in accordance with
the Constitution." Seconded by Rep. McKillican, of No. 4,
and carried.
Report of Committee on Finance read:—
Grand Lodge Hall, Victoria, B.C.,
February 14th, 1884.
To the Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia:
Your Committee on Finance to whom was referred the Books and
Accounts of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer beg to report
that they have carefully examined the vouchers and books in connection therewith and find them correct.
We have been informed by the Grand Secretary that he employed Bro. Cridge lately to keep on fires to dry out the vault and books,
being employed about a week, for which service we recommend the
payment of five dollars to Bro. Cridge.
We would also recommend the payment of the present Grand
Secretary for his services, and would suggest that the sum of forty
dollars be paid that officer.
Your Committee estimate that the expenditure for the current
year will require a per capita tax of 75 cents per member, and would
recommend such tax, viz., 50 cents on 30th June and 25 cents on 31st
December, 1884.
Respectfully submitted.
CHAS. HAYWARD,
CHAS. TODD,
W. WALKER,
B. W. SHILES,
Finance Committee.
Moved by Rep. Gowen, of No. 1, I That the Report be
adopted as read." Seconded by Rep. Meldram, of No. 2,
and carried. 347
Moved by Rep. Norris, of No. 5, "That all of Section
2, Article IV, of the Subordinate Lodge Constitution, after
the word " Lodge" in the sixth line be struck out." Seconded by Rep. Quennell, of No. 5.
After considerable discussion the motion was put to the
vote and lost.
Rep. Norris, of No. 5, gave the following notice of motion: 11 beg to give notice that at the next meeting of this
Grand Lodge I will move that the Session of 1886 be held
at Nanaimo."
Moved by Rep. Norris, of No. 5, " That the Legislative
Committee be requested to consider the Code of Procedure
in the case of Trials with a view to simplifying the same."
Seconded by Rep. Gowen, of No. 1, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, " That the Rules be
suspended, in order to install the Deputy Grand Master and
Grand Treasurer, who require to leave by to-morrow's steamer."    Seconded by Rep. Mitchell, of No. 1, aud carried.
Wm. McColl was then presented and duly installed as
Deputy Grand Master.
Edward Quennell was presented and duly installed as
Grand Treasurer.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned until to-morrow evening at 7.30 o'clock.
dM lbs*
15th February, 1884.
The Grand Lodge met to-day at 7.30 P. M.,   and  was
called to order by the Grand Master.    Present:
Alexander Phillips Grand Master.
W. D. McKillican Deputy Grand Master.
J. D. Robinson Acting Grand Secretary.
T. R. Mitchell Grand Marshal.
W. H. Huxtable      I     Herald. 348
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum' present.
The minutes of the previous days' session were read
and, on motion, approved.
The Report of the Legislative Committee on alterations
recommended to the Grand Lodge Constitution was then
proceeded with.
Moved by Rep. Carne, of No. 1, " That the Report be
taken up seriatem." Seconded by Rep. Mitchell, of No. 1,
and carried.
The proposed alterations were then considered with the
following result:—
1st.  Section 3, Article II, line 7, Adopted.
2nd. Section 4, Article III, do.
3rd. Section 2, Article II, do.
4th. Typographical error in line 2 of 11th clause of
Section 1, Article IV, ordered to be corrected.
5th. New Section 6, Article IV, Adopted.
6th. Present Section 6, of Article IV, to be called Section 7, Adopted.
7th. Present Section 7, of Article IV, to be called Section 8, Adopted.
Moved by Rep. McKillican, of No. 4, "That the Re-
port be adopted as a whole." Seconded by Rep. Waller, of
No. 2, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Mitchell, of No. 1, "That the Grand
Herald be paid $20 for his services during the present session."    Seconded by Rep. Waller, of No. 2, and carried.
Report from Committee on Legislation read:—
Odd Fellows' Hall, Victoria, B. C.
loth February, 1884.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F:
Deab Sibs and Bbos.—You Committee on Legislation beg leave
to present the following additional report.
BEVISION OF CONSTITUTION OF SUBOBDINATE LODGES.
We recommend that the following alterations be made:— Article III, section 2, line 10, strike out tbe words "and in no
case shall a reconsideration be had except upon the voluntary motion
of all those who cast tbe black-balls"—this is provided for at the commencement of the Section and is unnecessary repetition.
Line 12, strike out the words "and never more than one motion
for a reconsideration in the same case shall be allowed," and insert
the same after the word " ballot " in the fourth line of the same section.
Art. IV, Sec. 2, line 1, after the words "By-laws" insert the
words *' of his Lodge.J}
Art. IV, Sec. 2, strike out the last clause of present section, and
insert in lieu thereof the following:—"In all cases where a sick member has received benefits and by reason of the recovery of his health
ceased to be entitled to benefits, if he fall sick again within six
months from the date of his ceasing to receive benefits such sickness
shall be considered as a continuation of his previous sickness, and he
shall be placed in the same position as when he ceased to receive
benefits, but if six months shall have elapsed from the date of his
restoration and he fall sick he shall be entitled to receive full benefits."
Printed proceedings, 1883, page 304, Art. IV, Sec. 3, all the words
after the word " Brother " in the third line should be struck out, not-
having been adopted by the last Grand Lodge. (See motion of Rep.
Davies, pages 278, 279, proceedings 1883.)
Also page 305, Art. IV, Sec. 4, the last paragraph  commencing
>ago 27.0,
liould !><>
with the word "Provided" should be struck out. (See
proceedings 1883, motion of Rep. Davies that these words
added to Sec. 1, clause 1 of Art. 7.)
Art. IV, Sec. 5, line 1, strike out words in " in Sec. 2," and insert
:e.
in lieu thereof "required by the By-laws of his Lodw
Strike out the whole of Art. V, and insert the following in
thereof:—
leu
Section 1. A member who has been in membership one month
may make application for election to any or all of the three subordinate degrees, which application shall be accompanied with
the amount required therefor and be presented to the Lodge when
open in that Order of Business. The Lodge may ballot for the
three degrees at one time and may confer the three degrees on a member at the same meeting, when open under that order of business or
under the order " New Business." Each Lodge shall confer the degrees on its members except in case of absence from the city, in which
case the Brother shall be furnished with a certificate under seal, 35(
signed by the N. G. and attested by the Secretary, authorizing
another Lodge to confer the same, providing the same is done without charge.
Sec. 2. All business other than conferring the degrees shall be
conducted in the Third Degree. Lodges may, by By-law confer all
the degrees without charge upon any Brother of the Initiatory Degree with a view of enabling 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 Initiatory
Degree.
Printed proceedings 1883, page 306, Sec. 3, Art. VI, the following
words are omitted at the end of the Section, | and a dispensation being granted by the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, or Deputy
of the District previous to election."
Art. VI, Sec. 11, strike out the last paragraph commencing with
the words " no member " and insert the same at the end of Section 6,
Article VI.
Page 306, proceedings 1883, Art. VII, Sec. 1, the following words
erroneously added to Art. IV, Sec. 4, should be added here:—" Provided that in the case of absence of a Brother at a distance of fifty
miles from his Lodge two month's additional time shall be allowed
him to pay his indebtedness." (See motion of Rep. Davies, page280,
proceedings 1883.)
Art. VII, Sec. 4, line 4, strike out the words " Lodge oi* British
Columbia" and insert the word "Master " in the place thereof.
Printed proceedings 1883, page 315, Art. IX, Sec. 2, line 4, the
words "or admit to membership any member of an expelled or extinct Lodge" were expunged. (See motion of Rep. Davies on page
280 of same proceedings.)
Art. IX, Sec. 2, line 5, strike out the words " or suspended."
Line 6 of same section, strike out the words
Columbia " and insert in lieu thereof the word " Master.'/
Lodge of British
Your Committee do not think it prudent at this Session to disturb the Code of Proceedure in the case of Trials as at present constituted, as recommended by a resolution passed last evening, for the
reason that the Code has been so recently enacted that it has not as
yet had a fair trial, ahd moreover from the fact it has been framed by
the Sovereign Grand Lodge for the government of Subordinate
Lodges working under its immediate jurisdiction and is therefore entitled to a fair trial.
The Constitution of Subordinates, as printed in the proceedings 35
of 1883, is so inaccurate that we recommend that it be included, as
amended by this Grand Lodge, in the printed proceedings of this
year.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
FRED'K DAVEY,*
JOSEPH SEARS,
Committee.
Moved by Rep. Waller, ofNo. 2, 1 That the report be
adopted."    Seconded by Eep. Dale, of No. 1.
Moved by Rep. Robinson, of No. 1, as an amendment,
"That the Report be taken up seriatem." Seconded by
Rep. Carne, of No. 1, and carried.
The recommendations contained in the Report were then
considered with the following result:—
1st. Article III, Section 2, line 10, Adopted.
2nd.
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Moved by Rep. Carne, of No. 1, | That the Report be
adopted as a whole.' Seconded by Rep. McKillican, ofNo.
4, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Davey, of No. 1, " That Article IV, as
printed last year and amended this session, be adopted by
this Grand Lodge." Seconded by Rep. Waller, of No. 2,
and carried.
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Moved by Rep. Mitchell, of No. 1, "That the portraits
of all the Past Grand Masters be obtained, and that a Committee of three be appointed to carry out the same."
Seco'nded by Rep. Weiler, of No. 1.
Moved by Rep. Fell, of No. 2, as an amendment, "That
this question lay over until next session." Seconded by Rep,
Davey, of No. 1.
The amendment was then put and carried.
Rep. Davey, of No. 1, gave the following notice of motion :—
I hereby give notice that I shall to-morrow move the following
Resolution, viz., u That when the Grand Lodge adjourn this day,
this Annual Session shall stand adjourned sine die.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned until 2.30 p. m. tomorrow.
16th February, 1884.
The Grand Lodge met to-day at 2.30 p. m.,   and   was
called to order by the Grand Master.    Present:
Alexander Phillips Grand Master.
W. D. McKillican Deputy Grand Master.
J. D. Robinson Acting Grand Secretary.
C. Todd Grand Guardian.
W. H. Huxtable      1      Herald.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The minutes of previous day's session were read and, on
motion, adopted.
Report read from Committee on Finance, as follows: -
Grand Lodge Hall, Victoria, B. C,
February 16th, 1884.
To the Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia:
Your Committee on Finance beg leave to present a final report,
and recommend the adoption of the following estimates of expenditure for the current vear:— 353
ESTIMATES FOR THE CURRENT YEAR.
Revenue:
Balance on hand $228 52
Per capita tax  375 00
Sale of Goods     30 00
$633 52
Expenditure:
Salary of Grand Secretary $150 00
Rent  60 00
Stationery  5 00
Printing  75 00
Janitor  10 00
Mileage  100 00
Sovereign Grand Lodge Tax  75 00
$475 00
Balance of Revenue over Expenditure   158 52
Respectfully submitted,
C. TODD,
FRED'K DAVEY,
|H WALKER,
Committee on Finance.
Moved by Rep. Waller, of No. 2. | That the Report be
adopted with the exception of one item, viz., Salary of Grand
Secretary which shall be $125, Seconded by Rep. Carne,
of No. 1, and carried.
Moved by Rep. Davey, of No. 1, | That when the
Grand Lodge adjourns this day, this Annual Session shall
stand adjourned sine die.
INSTALLATION.
W. D. McKillican was presented by Past Grand Master
Gowen and dulv installed as Grand Master.
4/
The Grand Master then installed
Fred'k Carne Grand Warden.
Fred'k Davey       |    Secretary.
The Grand Master then appointed the following Officers: 354
Geo. H. Maynard, of No. 2 Grand Marshal.
Fred'k Norris, |     2      1     Guardian.
R. Scott, I     6       I     Conductor.
W. H. Huxtable,       f     1       |     Herald.
Walter Walker, ."      4       u     Chaplain.
Hy. Waller, P.G.M., "      2      |     Instructor.
On motion these appointments were approved, and the
appointees were duly installed in office.
The Grand Master then appointed the following Brothers to be District Deputy Grand Masters:—
J. H. Meldram, ofNo. 2 for District No. 1.
J. Morey, |     3,    "       |        |   2.
W. H. Morton,       "     5,    | j     |        "   3.
On motion these appointments of the Grand Master
were approved.
The Grand Master then appointed the following to form
the Standing Committees for the ensuing year:—
Finance,—C. Hayward, ofNo. 1; J. Partridge, of No. 2; B. W.
Shiles," of No. 3; O. Warner, ofNo. 4; J. G. Taylor, ofNo. 1.
Appeals,—H. Waller, ofNo. 2; W. Irving, ofNo. 1; R. Scott, of
No. 6; C Gowen, ofNo. 1; R. W. Fawcett, ofNo. 2.
Laws of Subordinates,—T. R. Mitchell, ofNo. 1; S. Adler, of
No. 2; H. Elliott, ofNo. 3; H. Waller, ofNo. 2; G. Norris, ofNo. 5.
Petitions,—W. Walker, of No. 4; R. Thomas, of No. 3; W. J.
Pendray, ofNo. 2; G. Williams, of No. 1; G. Ramsay, ofNo. 6.
State of the Order,—C. Gowen, of No. 1; J. Fell, of No. 2;
W. Lister, ofNo. 3; J. Wriglesworth, ofNo. 4; R. Roberts, ofNo. 1.
Legislation,—J. Sears, of No. 2; W. Walker, of No. 4; T. R.
Mitchell, ofNo. 1; C. N. Trew, ofNo. 3; G. Norris, ofNo. 5.
Printing,—Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer, J. D. Robinson,
of No. 1.
Moved by Rep. Robinson, of No. 1, and seconded by
Rep. Gowen, of No. 1, | That the appointments of the
Grand Master be approved.5'    Carried.
Moved by Rep. Fletcher, of No. 4, and seconded by
Rep. Fawcett, ofNo. 2, " That the printed proceedings of
this Grand Lodge be collected and bcund in one volume for
the purpose of sale."   Carried. OCTC
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Moved by Rep. Fletcher, of No. 4, and seconded by
Rep. Fawcett, of No. 2, | That a written vote of thanks be
tendered to the retiring Grand Master for the very able
and satisfactory manner in which the duties of that office
have been conducted during the past year."    Carried.
Moved by Rep. Fell, of No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Waller, of No. 2, " That a written vote of thanks be forwarded to the Subordinate Lodges in this city for the use of the
Lodge Room, &c, during the present session of this Grand
Lodge."    Carried.
The minutes having been read, it was moved by Rep.
Carne, of No. 1, and seconded by Rep. Huxtable, of No. 1,
" That the minutes be adopted as read."    Carried.
Moved by Rep. Robinson, of No. 1, and seconded by
Rep. Todd, of No. 4, | That this Grand Lodge do now adjourn."    Carried.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned sine die.
FRED'K DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
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ANNUAL EEPOET
Of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, for the year ending 31st December, 1883, to the Sovereign Grand Lodge,
I. O, O. F.
Number of Lodges
6
Initiated  54
Admitted by Card  12
Reinstated  0
Withdrawn  8
Suspended  0
Resigned  1
Expelled  0
Deceased  8
Ceased membership for non-payment of dues  14
now in membership  500
of Brothers relieved  71
of Widowed families relieved  4
Amount paid for relief of Brothers f> 3,971 00
1 I I       Widowed families       300 00
I I       Education of Orphans	
" 1        Burying the Dead j      440 00
I I       Special Relief	
Total Relief I 4,711 00
Number of weeks for which Sick Benefits were paid  437
Amount of Annual Receipts $10,842 15
u      I Current Expenses of Lodges    2,728 00 363
sHrADDRESSHS
PRESENTED TO
ro. Henry Waller, P, G. M
13th FEBRUARY, I884.
To Henry Waller, P.G.M.
Dear Sir and Brother,—We, the undersigned, members
of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in the Province of British
Columbia, desire to express our appreciation of the valuable services
you have rendered to that Order in this jurisdiction.
Having been placed by your Brethren in the high and responsible positions of Deputy Grand Master and Grand Master of the Province at a time when the Sovereign Grand Lodge deemed it necessary
to change the work of the Order to a very considerable extent, you
proved yourself the right man in the right place, and at no little personal inconvenience and self sacrifice you obtained the revised work,
and have ever since cheerfully and assiduously laboured to impart it
to others. We are also pleased to observe, that since your term of office has expired, your efforts in this direction have not relaxed nor
been confined to your own Lodge, but that your services are always
at the command of any Lodge that may require them.
As an Odd Fellow you have won our admiration by your indefatigable exertions in, and your complete devotion to the cause you
have espoused; ever ready to advocate its claims or exemplify its
work ; a constant attendant at our meetings, a willing worker in any
capacity, a tried counsellor, and a jealous guardian of our funds.
We sincerely trust that your health and strength may be long
preserved, that your interest in this work may never abate, and that
your example may influence others to emulate your zeal for the advancement of our beloved Order.
In conclusion, we beg of you to accept the accompanying portrait
of yourself, as a small token of our esteem and gratitude.
We subscribe ourselves in F. L. and T.
Yours fraternally,
A. PHILLIPS, G. M. J. G. TAYLOR, P. G.
JOHN WEILER, P. G. M. W. H. HUXTABLE, P. G. 364
C. GOWEN, P. G. M.
FRED'K CARNE, P. G.
D. DALE, P. G.
W. J. JEFFREE, P. G. M.
R. W. FAWCETT, P. G.
JOSEPH SEARS, P. G.
GEO. H. MAYNARD, P. G.
SAMUEL ADLER, P. G.
FRED'K NORRIS, P. G.
W, J. PENDRAY, P. G.
J. H. MELDRAM, P. G.
M. YOUNG, P. G.
J. WRIGLESWORTH, P. G. M.
W. D. McKTLLICAN, P. G.
C   TODD, P. G.
W. WALKER, P. G.
E. FLETCHER, P. G.
B. W. SHILES, P. G. M.
JONATHAN MOREY, P. G.
L. F. BONSON, P. G.
R. THOMAS, P. G.
C N. TRJIW, P. G.
J. E. A. PHILLIPS, P. G.
W. LITSTER, P. G.
GEO. TURNER, P. G.
V.. H. MORTON, P. G.
EDWAltD QUENNELL, P. G.
JAMES WILCOX, P. G.
JOHN HEMEB, P. G.
WM. BONE.
HY. McADIE.
WM. MILLER.
SAMUEL ANDREWS.
ROBT. SCOTT, P. G.
GEO. SHILL1TO
AARON WOOD.
CHARLTON PEARSON.
WM. GLEASON.
W. H   McNAUGHTEN JONES.
RD. SHORT.
GEO. WILLIAMS.
ALEX. CLARKSON.
JNO. CURRIE.
J. A. THOMPSON.
THOS. PRICE, P. G.
FRED'K DAVEY, P. G.
JAMES DOUGHTY.
j. e. McMillan, p.g.
R. HALL, Jr., P. G.
JNO. PARTRIDGE, P. G.
M. BAKER, P. G.
WM. CRAFT.
WM. HICK.
F. H. WHITE.
HY. MANSELL.
T. W. CARTER.
R. LIPSETT.
O. WARNER, P. G.
P. A. BABBINGTON, P. G.
J. E.   PHILLIPS.
WM. BODDY.
WM. McCOLL, P. G.
E. S. SCOULLAR, N. G.
J. W. HARVEY.
A. McCORIRE.
W. H. EDWARDS.
R. H. BAKER.
ROBT. CROSSMAN.
JNQ. G. KLINK.
JAS. PHILLIPS.
J. M. KNIGHT.
GEO. TIPPET.
JNO. BEVFN.
JNO. HT"GHFS.
JNO. HILL.
DAVID HARDY.
JAS.  MALPAS.
JNO. McNEIL.
JOSEPH HOSKIN, Jr.
JOSEPH MALPAS.
ROBERT HALL,
WM. RAFTER.
JAS. GREEN.
JNO. ROLLO.
JH B. HUNTER.
J. L. WORK.
W. 0. BROWN.
JNO. MORRISON.
Bro, Waller's Reply.
Officers, Representatives and Brothers in Oddfellowship:
While the presentation of this.Portrait and Address was not unexpected, yet the manner of the presentation is to me truly a surprise. Language fails me adequately to express my thanks for this very
beautiful present and the acknowledgment of your appreciation of
my past services contained in the address you have just read.
I am sure you wall believe me when I tell you I have always duly
appreciated and valued the respect and kindness shown me by7 the
Officers and Members of the Subordinate Lodges throughout the
whole jurisdiction, and also by the Representatives of this Grand
Lodge, while in the discharge of the varied duties imposed upon me
as an officer of this Grand Body, and more especially while occupying the high and honorable position of Grand Master.
In discharging the duties of Deputy Grand Master and Grand
Master of this Province, I had but one chart to guide me, viz., the
Constitution and principles of our Order. Those principles are the
elevation of the human race and the practice of brotherly kindness.
Therefore I have but performed my duty as an Odd Fellow, and I
need scarcely say it is with a feeling of pride and satisfaction I receive
from you this evening these tokens of your appreciation of my past
humble services.
Brothers, I thank you all very much for this handsome present,
and also for the kind and brotherly expressions so fully set forth in
this Address, and I feel assured the language contained therein expresses the sentiments or every member of this jurisdiction.
I assure you that both the gift and address will be appreciated
not only by myself but by my family, by whohi, I hope, this testimonial will be jealously guarded as a valued heirloom.
In conclusion, I would state that I have been connected with this
Grand Body over nine years, and been a member of the Order over
thirteen years, during which period I have served you to the best of
my ability; and you, as judges, have this night pronounced judgment in this able and kind address, and by the presentation of this
handsome token. It only remains for me to say my aim in the future, as in the past, will be to serve you faithfully to the best of my
humble ability, and thus merit a continuance of your respect and
confidence, and that when my earthly labors shall cease, I only ask
that Brothel's will not say
he did ill or well," but
he did his best."
Again I ask you to accept my sincere thanks for this generous
token of your kind respect and regard. 366
CONSTITUTION
OF
Subordinate Lodges
PREAMBLE.
For the purpose of effecting uniformity in the administration of
the privileges, honors and. benefits of Oddfellowship within this
urisdiction, the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of
Odd Fellows of the Province of British Columbia ordains
the following Constitution of Subordinate Lodges under its jurisdiction.
Section 1. This Lodge shall consist of at least five .members
including one qualified to preside at its meetings, to be hailed and en-
itled [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,   s&ec'l ^4C^^^^^^^-
ARTK^Klf'II.
OF MEMBERSHIP.
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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 the existence of a Su-
premev 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 any 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
certificated of dismissal, or as Ancient Odd Fellows, whose cards~o*, 367
certificates of-dismiBsal li&ve been" granted more than twelve moTTfcftST"
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, and this lodge shall not admit to membership any member of an expelled or extinct lodge without permission
of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
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 years of age, may
be admitted to membership in thcplodge as a non-beiieficial member,
upon such terms as the By-laws may prescribe, by presenting a petition as required 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 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
nirther action shall be had in the premises.
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 368
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
yqjlJL ballots, and if any-or Icog than three black balls shall appeal, then
the balloting ohall be deferred until the next rcgula
duty to inform the Noble Grand of the cauco or groun<
the Noble Grand ohall, at the next regular meeting, atatc
if any ia given, to the lodgo, 'Without exposing the name of tho broth ■
or ; and if tho brother casting -the blaok ball shall not have informed...
tho Noblo Grand of the reasoa why he cast such ball the Noble Grand
shall, at the neAt regular nucting, if no other objection be made, dc- ■
e&tro tho applicant duly elected, but if such geaaona aie disclused, 01
ofcher objections be-madc, privately or otherwise, then the-baBot ahall
^agam bo held, &&d°if no more than two black balls appear, the candidate shall be declared elected ; but if three or more appear, 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 men^^shm. voluntary make a motion for the reconsideration of
the bailor, ananever More Wan one motion for a reconsideration in
the same case shall be allowed ; and in such case the vote on the reconsideration shall be taken by ball ballots, and if the balls cast be in
favor of it, the reconsideration shall be had ; whereupon the application shall lie over until 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. 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
thereof shall be sent without delay to the Grand Secretary, and 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.
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 lodgk upon a
petition containing any false representations, he shall be expelled. 369
ARTICLE IV.
OF FEES, DUES AND BENEFITS.
Section 1. The'fees &ntbtlueH of this lodge shall not be less than
ten dollars for initiation ; five dollars for admission by card ; ten dollars for an Ancient Odd Fellow; three dollars each for first and second
degree, and four dollars for the third degree to the Lodge Fund, and
ifr of dues, to the/Lodge Fund as shall be determined by the flc&t
^m^^mm^F^tW^ By-laws, pro-H
such amount q£ due
.Bv-lawsfin
-vide 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 of
hi&"Lodge shall in case of being disabled by sickness or bodily acci-
"defit from following any occupation, or otherwise earning a livelihood,
Tieehtitled to and may receive such weekly benefits as may be fixed
Tjy'By-law, from the funds of the lodge : Provided always, that such
benefits shall not exceed the rate often dollars per week for each dollar of monthly contribution, and provided always, that no lodge shall
continue to pay the above rate of benefits for a longer period (han sik'
months continuous sickness, after which time it shall not exceed the
sum of seven dollars and fifty cents for each dollar .of monthly con-
t ri button, and further that after the expiration of twelve months eon-
l inaous sickness no lodge shall pay greater benefits than at the rate
of fi\e dollars per week for each dollar of monthly contribution^ For
members not having the Scarlet Degree the benefits shall not exfceed
the rate of six dollars per week for the first six months, four dollars
and fifty cents per week for the next si£ months, and after which
three dollars per week during term of sickness, for each dollar of
mon 1 h ly contribution.
1 n all cases where a sick member has received benefits and by
reason of the recovery of his health ceased to be entitled to benefits,
if he fall sick again within six months from the date of his ceasing-
to receive benefits, such sickness shall be considered as a continuation
of his previous sickness aud he shall be placed in the same position
as when he ceased to receive benefits, but if six months shall have
elapsed from the date of his restoration and he fall sick he shall be
entitled to receive full benefits.
Sec. 3. All fines and assessments of any nature shall, at the end
of each term, (June 30th and December 31st respectively), be charge^
as dues against a Brother.
Sec. 4. When any member's account shows an indebtedness of
three month's dues, the brother shall not be entitled to benefits and
the Secretary shall notify the brother of the fact without delay.
Sec. 5.   In case of the death of a member, qualified as required 370
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by the By-laws of his lodge, 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 an account of the disbursements.
Sec. 6. 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. L^l>V&JU
Section 1. A member who has been in membership >£ne~men*h
may make application for election to any or all of the three subordinate
Degrees, which application shall be accompanied with the amount
required therefor and be presented to the lodge when open in that
order of business. The lodge may ballot for the three degrees at one
time a**tl-may eonfer the three degroes-4Mua^mcinbcr at the-same
the order VjH
on its mem-    9
of New Business. /v Each lodge shall confer the Degrees on
bers except in 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, providing the same is done without charge.
Sec. 2. All business other than conferring the degrees shall be
conducted in the Third Degree. Lodges may, by by-law, confer all
the degrees without charge upon any brother of the Initiatory Degree with a view of enabling 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 Initiatory
Degree.
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 W., 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 X. 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-; ta«»$y*«ix weeks in an inferior office, &rrrtu
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 brotherp refuse to serve, and a dispensation being granted by the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master or
Deputy of the District previous to 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.
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.
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 inember to
the office pro tern.
Sec. 9. The duties of the various officers shall be^laid down in
the charges of office, 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 ctr charges*
Sec. 11. The lodge, at the second regular meeting in January,
in each year, shall elect -feae representatives to the Grand Lodge for
ite-ehaTtcT and oi^-ie^taonembers of &H&esf or under; also one representative for every dSpnjnienibers over and above first said num.- ber of fifteen, aaKl"nii'er fw^-evHryfetetio-n-exceediiig tea- members in
good standing, as shoyn by its report on the 31st day of December of
the previous year
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;
Provided that in the case of absence of a brother at a distance of fifty
miles from his lodge, two months additional time shall be allowed
him to pay his indebtedness.
Clause 2. Any member suspended from membership for nonpayment 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-
after 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 years dues, and the usual price of a card.
Clause 4. A member after being suspended in this jurisdiction
for non-payment 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 juris- 373
diction 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
non-payment of dues, and his lodge has refused to reinstate him, he
shall, upon a 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 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
Master.
Sec. 5. All trials arising under the provisions of this Article
shall be conducted substantially according to the following
CODE OF PROCEDURE.
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. 374
Rule 2.—The charges and specifications shall be presented and
read to the lodge at a regular session, when open in the Order of
I 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 specifications, 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
to the first named member of the committee, 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 375
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 accused be required to make answer to each
specification contained in the charge. Should the accused object to
a specification on the ground of indefiniteness, 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
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 tbe 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, rul- 376
ings 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.
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, according 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 competentxto 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. 377
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. T^ committee shall determine the admissibility of the evidence^feul^^t 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 opposing 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, Section V of the Code ;
witnesses, not members, shall be qualified by some civil officer
authorized to administer oaths.
Rule 5.—Depositions of absent witnesses shall be procured in the
manner prescribed by the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the I. O. O. F.,
Journal of 1857, pp. 2738, 2774; Journal of 1858, pp. 2909, 2926.
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 wher purpose.
Section IV.—Appeals.
Rule 1.—All appeals by Subordinate Lodges, or their members,
shall be presented w^in twenty daysJrom th£ action* of the lodge
appealed from, to wrind-Ma^ifrft^tra^ the Grand Secre
tary 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 the 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 also 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. 378
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 Master 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 the Grand
Lodge.
Rule 5.—When an appeal shall finally be decided by the 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.
Section V.
Form 1.—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^fto 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)	
Form 2.—Notice to the Accused.
 Lodge, No , I.O.O.F.,
 18	
Brother	
Enclosed in this notice I transmit a copy of charge and specificar
tions 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 you of the time
and place to appear for answer. Fraternally,
[seal.] Secretary.
Form 3.—Notice to Temporary Chairman of Committee to
Try Charges.
Lodge, No , I.O.O.F.,
 18.
... -., - ■..«^..-—■■—— 379
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.,
 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 will notify you of the time and place of the meeting of the
committee for organization. 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.
 Secretarv.
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.) 380
Form 7.—Notice of Appeal to the Grand Lodge of British
COLU^^A. /\    '        '     [f      '
To the Gtemd Lodge of BritishX^lfembia of/the'I. O. 07F.,
The undersigned, amenaAer of...#^Lr^....Loa|^TO respect
fully appeals to your Ghplm Body from the aotion .oripaid Lodge
(state the action frotJ which the ^peal ia tsjj&M^nd^ne grounds upon which it rests), \a*our app^J^nt asks^Jiat jj^/pill reverse said
action, or grant such other relief as yquMnay deem me merits of the
case demand. Fraternally,
(Signature and residence)	
Form 8.—Appeal S5^he 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 Gravid 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. Fraternally,
[seal.]  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 I. O. O. F.
Enclosed you will receive the return of this Lodge in the matter
of the appeal of to your Grand 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. Fraternally,
[seal.]  Secretary. 381
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.
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 cause of such suspension or expulsion.
Section 1. The funds and property of this Lodge shall be held
exclusively as a Trust Fund to be devoted to no other purpose than
the charitable uses of the I. O. 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 Grand
Lodge of this jurisdiction, or to its officers or agents properly authorized to receive them. 382
ARTICZ/E IX.
Section 1. No member of tl# lodge shall be concerned in organizing or visiting any illegal, spurious, expelled, extinct, or sus
pended 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 mejnber, or have any public celebration of any
kii\d, or get up any ball or public amusement in the name of the Order, or reinstate an expelled member of this lodge, without permission
of the Grand Master.
ARTICLE X.^    g
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 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.
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 year 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 ; deeig-
R^tkrg 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, qm%- wi 'amjlc »
Sec 4. Should this lodge fail to make any of its returns, as required by the two preceding sections, for one yearr 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 383
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 lodge
refuse to grant the card, the applicant, on tendering a written resignation of membership, and paying all dues, shall be entitled to receive from theJSecretary a certificate under the seal of the lodge to
that effect; a^<J such certificate shall be sufficient evidence of good
standing at th&time of such resignation.
Sec. 2. Visiting Cards shall be applied for in open lodge, and
the dues must be paid np to the time for which the card is to be
granted.
Section 1. When any doubt arises as to 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 annulledj^excepton motion made in the
Grand Lodge, at a regular session/^/ a 2 ^ v&W.;
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 Sovereign Grahd
Lodge.
. # j Sec. 2. JjPhe By-laws of this lodge are V3j&X£^fQ]Q the time of
thjeir &ftopti&», subject tothe approval prme Grs^d L«odge: and the
manuscript copy of such By-l^w^hall^forebeing printed, be transmitted to the Grand Secretary, tohetransmitted to the Committee on
Laws of Subordinates for their approval. 384
RULES
OF THE
Auxiliary Endowment Benefit Association
OF THE
Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia,
I.  (X  O.  F.
NAME AND OBJECTS.
This Association shall be called the "Auxiliary Endowment
Benefit Association of the Grand Lodge of the Province of British
Columbia, Independent Order of Odd Fellows,77 and its objects shall
be to collect monies from such members of Subordinate Lodges in
its jurisdiction as may choose to participate in its advantages, for the
purpose of paying the same to the widow, children, or legatee of such
member at his decease as he may direct, and in accordance with these
Rules.
MEMBERSHIP.
All members in good standing belonging to Lodges of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows shall be eligible to become members
of this Association, provided they make application on the Form herein provided and furnish the Executive Committee with a satisfactory
certificate from the N. G. of the Lodge nearest their residence, or the
D. D. G. M. of the District, on the form herein provided, that they
are in sound health, and pay such fees, assessments and dues as may
be legally demanded of them in accordance with these rules. If a
member of this Association ceases from any cause whatever to hold
membership in a subordinate Lodge of Oddfellows he shall at the
same time forfeit all claims upon the funds of this Association and
cease to be a member thereof.
MANAGEMENT.
The management of this Association shall be vested in an Executive Committee consisting of the Grand Master, Deputy Grand
Master, Grand Warden, Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer for
the time being, of the Grand Lodge of the Province of British Col- umbia, who shall be responsible to the said Grand Lodge for the due
and faithful performance of their respective duties, and shall furnish
it with a full report of their proceedings at each of its Annual Communications. Before entering upon their respective duties in connection with this Association the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer
shall each enter into a separate bond to the Grand Master and Deputy
Grand Master, with two approved securities, in such sum as the
Grand Lodge may decide, for the faithful performance of their respective duties.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS.
The Grand Master shall have a general supervision of the working of this Association, preside at all meetings of the Executive Committee when present, and in case of the votes being equal shall give
the casting vote, sign all orders on the Treasurer for the payment of
monies, and see that the bonds of the Grand Secretary and Grand
Treasurer are properly executed and placed in safe custody.
The Deputy Grand Master shall preside at all meetings of the
Executive Committee in the absence of the Grand Master.
The Grand Secretary shall convene meetings of the Executive
Committee when directed to do so by the Grand Master, at which
three members shall form a quorum, keep accurate minutes thereof,
write all communications, keep correct accounts of all monies received and disbursed in the manner prescribed by these rules, and
furnish the Grand Lodge at its annual session with a statement of the
same. He shall hand over to the Treasurer all monies received by
him as soon as possible after their receipt, taking his receipt for the
same. He shall prepare and issue certificates of membership on the
form provided, to all members immediately on their admission, to
membership. He shall keep a Register of all certificates issued, and
shall mark such certificates suspended or renewed when necessary.
On receipt of information of the death of a member of this Association
he shall without delay call a meeting of the Executive Committee,
and prepare and dispatch notices to members calling for the payment
of another assessment. He shall notify members in arrears for dues,
and promptly inform them of their suspension from benefit or membership from any cause.. He shall receive for his services such sum
as the Grand Lodge may, from time to time, decide.
The Treasurer shall have charge of the fund£ of the Association,
and deposit all monies belonging to the Endowment Fund in the
Dominion Government Savings Bank, as hereinafter directed as soon
as practicable after his receipt of the same. He shall pay all orders
drawn on him in proper form; and furnish the Grand Lodge at its
annual session with a statement of his receipts and disbursements
on account of each fund.
It shall be the duty of the Finance Committee of the Grand
Lodge to examine and report to the Grand Lodge, at its annual session, on the accounts of the Grand Secretary atad Grand Treasurer
with respect to this Association.
FEES, DUES AND ASSESSMENTS.
Applications for admission to membership in this Association
must be accompanied by the sum of One Dollar as an entrance fee, 386
and the amount of one assessment in accordance with the following
scale for the age of the applicant; if the applicant is not accepted
these amounts will be refunded to him. Assessments to be paid in
advance and at the rate laid down in the accompanying scale for the,
age of the member at the time of his admission to membership in
this Association. They must be paid within twenty-one days from
the date of their being levied otherwise the delinquent will be suspended from benefit. Each member shall pay as dues the sum of
One Dollar and Fifty Cents per annum, payable in advance half
yearly.   Any member owing twelve months7 dues and failing to pay
the same within one month thereafter shall be suspended from benefit. A member suspended from benefit for non-payment of assessments or dues may be re-instated within one month from the date of
suspension by the* payment of all assessments and dues that were
owing by him at the time of his suspension. After the expiration of
one month from the date of suspension from benefit the brother shall
be suspended from membership in this Association, and cannot again
be admitted to membership except in the same manner and by the
payment of the same rate of assessments as a new applicant of the
same age. Members shall not be liable for assessments of deaths
which occurred anterior to the date of their joining this Association.
SCALE OF ASSESSMENTS.
Age.
Rate.
Age.
Rate.
21 years.
§1 00
46 years.
§1 75
99   a
1 00
47  I
1 SO
23  "
1 05
48  |
1 85.
24  If
1 05
49  I
1 95
25  II
1 05
50  §
2 00
•26  |
1 10
51 &
2 05
27  "
1 10
52 tt
2 15
28  |
1 15
53  g N
.2 20
29  R
1 15
54  u
2 25
30  §
1 20
55 U
2 35
31  "
1 20
56  u
2 45
32  "
1 25
57 u
2 55
33  I
1 25
58  u
2 65
34  u
1 30
59  1
2 75
35  "
1 30
60  1
2 85
36  1
1 35
61 %
3 00
37   y
1 40
62     u
3 15
38  1
1 40
63  "
3 30
39  I
1 45
64 i
3 45
40  I
1 50
65     0
3 60
41  |
1 50
66  u
3 75
42 u
1 55
67  "
3 90
43  "
1 60
68  u
4 15
44  "
1 65
69  "
4 35
45  |
1 70
70   y
4 60 387
FUNDS.
A separate account shall be kept of all assessments received which
shall be called the Endowment Fund and from it shall be paid the
benefits at the death of a member. The entrance fees and dues shall
form the Management Fund from which shall be paid the necessary
expenses of management. The Treasurer shall deposit from time to
time, all monies received by him belonging to the Endowment Fund
in the Dominion Government Savings Bank in the names of the
Grand Master and Grand Treasurer, and no monies shall be withdrawn therefrom except by an order signed by these two officers, all
interest arising from such deposit shall be withdrawn and added to
the Management Fund.
BENEFITS.
On the death of a Brother who was at the time a contributing
member of this Association, in good standing, a certificate must be
forwarded to the Grand Secretary giving such proof as shall be satisfactory to the Executive Committee stating the date and cause of
death; this certificate must be countersigned by the Secretary of the
Lodge of which the deceased was a member certifying that the Brother was at the time of his death a member of that Lodge. Thirty days
after the receipt of the above certificate by the Grand Secretary, an
order shall be drawn on the Grand Treasurer for the total amount of
the Endowment Fund collected on the last assessment levied prior to
the receipt of the death notice, which shall be paid to the person
or persons nominated by the deceased member to receive the same.
NOMINATIONS.
Members must nominate on their application form the person or
persons to whom they desire the amount of the Endowment shall be
paid at their decease, and may at any subsequent time revoke or alter
the said nomination by a written notice to that effect delivered to the
Grand Secretary ; providing that where the member has a family it'
shall be discretionary with the Executive Committee to refuse to accept a nomination or revocation in favor of any person other than
a member of the said family. The Grand Sdbretary shall keep a record of all such nominations and revocations.
REGISTRATION.
These rules shall as soon as practicable after their adoption be
registered under the laws governing similar institutions in the Province of British Columbia.
ALTERATIONS.
These rules shall not be altered, added to, or annulled, except in
the manner provided for the alteration, etc., of the Constitution of the
Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia, I. O. O. F. 388
FORMS,
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP.
I residing at in the
 , do hereby apply to be admitted as a contributing
member of the Auxiliary Endowment Benefit Association of the
Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia, I. O. O. F., and if
admitted I do hereby promise to abide by and obey the Rules governing the said Association that may now be in force, or that may hereafter be enacted.
My age is years.    Occupation	
I further declare that I am now in good bodily health, that I do
not suffer nor at any previous time have suffered from any disease
that would tend to shorten the duration of life ; and that this statement shall be the ground of Contract between me and the said Association, and if any of the averments herein contained be not true the
sum already paid by me, or any further sum that may be paid by me
to the said Association, shall be forfeited and myself deprived of all
the benefits and privileges of the said Association.   If accepted as a
fnember I hereby nominate my	
to receive at my decease all benefits accruing from my membership
in the said Association.
Dated at , this day of 188
Signature	
Witness	
This is to Certify, that the above applicant Bro	
is a member in good standing of Lodge, No..., held at ,
in the , and I have every reason to believe that the
statements contained in the above application are true.
Dated at this day of 18	
Signature	
[Seal.] Secretary Lodge, No...., I.O.O.F.
This is to Certify, that I have read the above application and
believe the statements contained therein to be true, and recommend
the applicant Bro for admission to membership in
the Auxiliary Endowment Benefit Association of the Grand Lodge
of the Province of British Columbia, I.O.O.F.
Dated at this day of 188	
N. G. of Lodge, No	
Or D.D.G.M. of Dist. No.  390
I
ill IfilltfitM
JAMES S, DRUMMOND,  P. C. M.,
A Chapter Member of Victoria Lodge, No. 1, 10th March,
18B4.   Grand Master Grand Lodge of B. C, 1874.
Died, 6th February,  1884.
PHILIP J. HALL, P. C,
Initiated in Victoria Lodge, No. 1, 30th May, HH
Died, 9th  June, 1883.
J. W. HOWISON, P. G.,
Initiated in New Westminster Lodge, No. 3,
loth July, 1875.
Died, 6th April,  1883.
ROBERT JENKINSON, P. C,
Initiated in Dominion Lodge, No. 4, 13th January, 1873.
Died, 25th August, 1883.
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