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PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
SIXTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION
OF THE-
Grand Lodge of British
■OF THE—
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS,
HELD  AT-
"v^.3srooTJ"v*Eia,
12th  and  13th   OF FEBRUARY,   1890.
VICTORIA, B. C:
JAS. A. COHEN'S ELECTRIC POWER PRINT, FORT ST.
1890.
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V^'  ^lEeocEisnDXisra-s
■OF THE
SIXTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION
OF THE
Grand Lodge of British Columbia
-OF THE-
ESDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS,
-HELD AT-
"\rjLisrooxrvEia,
12th  <%nd 13th   OF FEBRUARY,   1890.
VICTORIA, B. C:
JAS. A. GGHEN'8 ELECTRIC POWER PRINT,  FORT ST.
1890.  ^E^OOIEEIDIIsrQ-S
—OF  THE—
Grand Lodge of British Columbia, 1.0.0. F.
SIXTEENTH   ANNUAL SESSION.
Hall oe Vancouver Lodge, No. 8,1.O.O.P.,
Vancouver, B. C, 12tli February, 1890.
The Grand Lodge assembled on the above date at. 2.20
P. M., pursuant to notice.
Present:—
J. H. Meldram  Grand Master.
W. Walker Deputy Grand Master.
W. Edmunds Grand Warden.
V. Davey .*     "      Secretary.
J. E. Phillips,  (No. 4)     "      Treasurer.
W, McColl, P. G. M i     "     Representative.
J. E. Phillips, (No. 3)      |      Marshal.
A. McGregor Acting Grand Guardian.
W. H. Flewin      f "    Conductor.
W. H. Huxtable I  "     Herald.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The Grand Marshal examined all present and reported
them duly qualified.
The Deputy Grand Master declared the Grand Lodge
duly opened for business.
The Grand Master appointed the following Committee
on Credentials : Rep. Quennell, No. 5 ; Rep. A, G. McCand-
less, No. 4;  and Rep. J. Dixon, No. L
Bro. H. Waller, P. G. M., at the request of the Chair
retired for the purpose of conferring the Past Official Degrees
on the Candidates in waiting. 764
Report read from Committee on Credentials,
TaJsrcorvEB B. C, 12th February, 1890.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. O. F.
Tour Committee on Credentials beg to report that we
have examined the Credentials and Certificates submitted by
the Grand Secretary, and find that the following have been
duly elected as Representatives to this Grand Lodge for the
present year:—
D. Dale,
J. Dixon,
FEOM VICTORIA LODGE, No. L
W. H, Flewin, W. E. Holmes,
J. G. Taylor,
G. Williams,
A. G. Day, W. Templeman.
FROM VICTORIA LODGE NO. 1, AS  ALTERNATES.
0. Hayward, W. H. Huxtable,
T. J. Partridge, W. Steele.
FROM COLUMBIA LODGE, No. 2.
G. H. Maynard, H. A. Munn, R. P. McLennan.
A. Henderson, P. W. Dempster,
FROM COLUMBIA LODGE NO. 2, AS ALTERNATES.
R. W. Fawcett, F. Norris,     . J. Sears,
J. Pope, J. Hawkins,
FROM NEW WESTMINSTER LODGE No. 3.
W, McColl, J. E. Phillips, G. Robertson.
FROM NEW WESTMINSTER LODGE Ntf. 3, AS ALTERNATES.
W. H. Kelly, P. J. Foulds, S. T. Mackintosh.
FROM DOMINION LODGE, No. 4.
J. Holland, A. G. McCandless,        W. Walker.
FROM DOMINION LODGE NO. 4, AS ALTERNATES.
L. Cousins, G. Bishop.
FROM BLACK DIAMOND LODGE, No. 5.
E. Quennell, A. McGregor, B. Baker.
E. McNeil,
FROM BLACK DIAMOND LODGE NO. 5, AS ALTERNATES.
A. McAdie, R. Rivers, J. Aitkin.
FROM HARMONY LODGE, No. 6.
R. Short, R. Scott, B. Shearing.
G. Williams, J. A. Thompson, 765
FROM EXCELSIOR LODGE, No. 7.
R. Campbell, (As alternate,) J. McCutcheon.
FROM VANCOUVER LODGE, No. 8.
p B. Henderson, A. W. Scoullar, H. McVean.
FROM TATNAI LODGE, No. 9.
I Clarke, E. C. Davison, E. T. W. Pearse.
FROM WESTERN STAR LODGE. No. 10.
A. Parker, (Alternate,) T. C. Gray.
FROM UNION LODGE, No. 11.
W. J. Young.
We also further beg to report that the following Past
Grands are entitled to receive the Grand Lodge Degree:—
Victoria Lodge, No. 1.—A. Blake and A. G. Day.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2.—R. Jones and H. A. Munn.
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.—G. Robertson and W. H.. Kelly.
Dominion Lodge, No. 4.—W. D. Kinnaird and J. W. Arnold.
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.—J. Aitkin and E. McNeil.
Harmony Lodge, No. 6.—R.  Kilpatrick,   R.   Short,    and   J.  A.
Thompson.
Excelsior Lodge, No. 7.—T. H. Henderson.
Vancouver Lodge, No, 8.—A. W. Scoullar and H. McVean.
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9.—E. C. Davison and E. T. W. Pearse.
Western Star Lodge, No. 10.—A. Parker.
Union Lodge, No. 11.—W. J. Young.
E. QUENNELL,
A. G. McCANDLESS,
JOS. DIXON.
Committee
on Credentials.
Moved, seconded afld carried,—That the Report be
adopted as read.
The Grand Marshal retired and introduced the following Past Grands on whom the Grand Lodge Degree was conferred : A. G. Day, No. 1; H. A. Munn, No. 2; G. Robertson, No. 3 ; E. McNeil, No. 5 ; J. A. Thompson, No. 6 ; A.
W. Scoullar and H. McVean, No. 8 ; E. C. Davison, No. 9 ;
A. Parker, No. 10 ; W. J. Young, No. 11. 766
"Vacancies in the Standing Committees were filled by the
Grand Master, as follows :—
Finance-J. E. Phillips, No. 3.
Appeals—J. E. Phillips, No. 4 ; W. H. Flewin, No. 1.
Laws of Subordinates—A. Henderson, No. 2 ; A. McGregor, No. 5.
Petitions—A. W. Scoullar, No. 8 ; J. A. Thompson, No. 6.
Legislation—J. Wriglesworth, P.G.M., No. 4 ; E. Quennell, No. 5 ;
W. H. Huxtable, No. 1.
Jtjdictaky   J. B. Henderson, No. 8 ; B. Baker, No. 5 ;  T. C. Gray,
No. 10.
Endowment—W. H. Flowin, No. 1.
Correspondence —A. Phillips, P.G.M., No. 1, J. G. Taylor, No.
15 G. Bishop, No. 4.
The Grand Master read his report for the past year :-
Vancouvee, B. C, 12th February, 1890.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F.
Repeesentatives and Beetheen,—It is with much pleasure that I greet and welcome you at the commencement of
this session. I am sure that you will hear with satisfaction
that the Order is still rapidly growing in membership and in
the esteem of the public. From all sides come encouraging
reports, and all signs indicate that the year 1890 will be a
memorable one in the history of this jurisdiction.
When you conferred upon me the honor of Grand Master and delivered into my care and keeping the important
trust which I am now about to return to you, I felt that I had
been given a duty which I had not the ability to discharge.
There appeared a weight on my shoulders and a feeling of
misgiving that is difficult to describe ; suffice it to say, I was
completely overcome ; I considered it an honor and felt grateful therefor.
Now in rendering the account of my stewardship, that
same feeling is present that perhaps would be wanting in a
more talented member.
In accordance with precedent and with law, it becomes
my duty to state to you what I have done as Grand Master.
STATE OF THE ORDER
The order is in a prosperous condition at the present
time. We have apparently tided over the hard'times, and the
country is entering upon an era of prosperity which is felt by
our organization.    Two new Lodges have been established 767
this year at Vancouver and Comox, and I respectfully suggest
that charters be granted the same.
NEW  LODGES.
On May 3rd, 1889, I had the pleasure of instituting
Western Star Lodge, No. 10, Vancouver, with 29 charter
members. I was kindly assisted by Bro. Wm. McColl, P.G.
M., and a number of Past Grands and members of Vancouver
Lodge. The officers were elected and installed and the
Brothers are taking great interest in the Order, and I predict
a very prosperous Lodge.
On October 15th, 1889, instituted Union Lodge, No. 11,
Comox, assisted by Bro. R. Scott, J. Thompson, P.G.'s, and
Bros. Rafter, Kesley, McKnight and Kilpatrick, of Harmony
Lodge, The officers were duly elected and installed. Petitions
were received and I granted a dispensation to elect, initiate
and confer the three degrees the same evening.
On the 16th applications were received from eight candidates who were elected and initiated, and the following evening conferred the three degrees. On the 17th two more
applications were received, elected and degrees conferred,
making a total of nineteen members initiated. From the
zeal exhibited by these Brothers, I am convinced that this
Lodge will make its mark among the Lodges of British Columbia.
I am pleased to be able to report that the prospects for
new Lodges are encouraging, an application for a Charter
for one at Donald has been received and will be laid before
you for approval. Correspondence has also been going on
with a view of opening another at New Westminster and I
expect that shortly the proper application will be received.
There are several other places in the Province where
Lodges might be successfully operated, and no doubt that
shortly some enterprising brothers will see the necessity of
adding to the number and contributing to the advancement
of the Order in this Jurisdiction.
INSTALLATIONS.
July 3rd, 1889, installed the Officers of Columbia Lodge,
No. 2. |     I      I
July 8th, 1889, installed the Officers of Victoria Lodge,
No. 1. 768
July 9th, 1889, installed the Officers of Colfax Degree of
Rebekah, No. 1.
July 11th, 1889, installed the Officers of Dominion Lodge,
No. 4 *mt ;/a^w-     -«1-
January 6th, 1890, installed the Officers of Victoria
Lodge, No. 1.
January 8th, 1890, installed the Officers of Columbia
Lodge, No. 2.
January 9th, 1890, installed the Officers of Dominion
Lodge, No. 4.
January 14th, 1890, installed the Officers of Colfax Re-
bekah Degree, No. 1.
APPOINTMENTS.
Deeming it for the good of the Order that a D. D. G. M.
should be appointed for Union Lodge, No. 11, I appointed
Bro. W. J. Young, P. G., to that office.
1 received a notification from Vancouver Lodge that Bro.
T. C. Gray, D. D. G. M., had taken his withdrawal card from
that Lodge, and asking me to appoint another in his place.
As Bro. Gray took his withdrawal card from this Lodge in
order to become a charter member of Western Star Lodge,
No. 10, and was still residing within the District, and had
not resigned his office, I was unable to comply with this]
request.
VISITATIONS.
On May 3rd, 1889, visited Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
On July 26th, 1889, accompanied by Deputy G. M.Walker, visited Vancouver and Western Star Lodges. Assisted at
initiation in both Lodges, which was performed by their respective officers in a most creditable manner.
October 3rd, 1889, visited New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
October 14th, 1889, visited Harmony Lodge, No. 6.
October 21st, 1889, visited Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
October 22nd, 1889, visited Colfax Rebekah Degree
Lodge, No. 1.
October 23rd, 1889, visited Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
October 24th, 1889, visited Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
Pecember 18th, 1889, visited Black Diamond Lodge,
No. 5. 769
I have visited all the Lodges in this jurisdiction with the
exception of two, and have found them, without exception, to
be in good working order and great interest manifested;
although it has not been customary in this jurisdiction, I
would strongly recommend an appropriation to defray the
travelling expenses of Grand Masters in visiting Lodges
officially.
DISPENSATIONS.
During the Grand Lodge year I have granted the following dispensations:—
On May 23rd, to Tatnai Lodge, No. 9, to hold excursion
in regalia.
On May 23rd, to Dominion Lodge, No. 4, to confer 2nd
and 3rd degrees on Bro. Bray in less time than the law
allowed.
On August 28th, to Columbia Lodge, No. 2, to elect and
install Bro. H. A. Munn as Noble Grand, all qualified brothers
having declined to serve.
On September 23rd, to New Westminster Lodge, No. 3,
to appear in public in regalia.
On November 12th, to Colfax Rebekah Degree Lodge,
No. 1, to receive the petitions, ballot for, and, if elected, initiate two ladies to membership.
On November 13th, to Tatnai Lodge, No. 9, to attend a
ball and supper in regalia.
On January 13th, 1890, to Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, to
hold lodge anniversary in regalia.
PEOOLAMATIONS,
Issued the usual Proclamation, calling on the members
in this jurisdiction to celebrate the 70th anniversary of our
Order on the 26th April, 1889.
On the 26th August issued a Proclamation to the subordinate lodges, authorizing them to set apart a day in the
months of August or September for memorial exercises in
tribute to their deceased members.
DECISIONS.
I have been in receipt of several questions on points
which are clearly defined in our laws, and I therefore need
not repeat them here. 770
N
The following was submitted by New Westminster Lodge,
Question—Can New Westminster Lodge, No. 3y L O. O.
F., borrow money for the purpose of paying off the debt on
their new hall; and can tbey mortgage the land and building
for the same uuder Art. VIIL, Sec. I., Subordinate Lodge
Constitution ?
Answer—Yes. The Lodge by deciding to adopt this
course clearly indicates that it considers it to be for its own
interest and that of the Order to do so. The power to regulate and control its own financial affairs is vested in all subordinate lodges.
JOHNSTOWN   CALAMITY.
Having received a telegram from the Grand Sire, appealing for help on behalf of the sufferers in the awful calamity
at Johnstown, Penn., on the 31st May last, I immediately
issued a circular letter to the lodges in this jurisdiction asking for donations, and, in response, the sum of $193 was
contributed, which was duly remitted to the Grand Secretary
of Pennsylvania. It speaks well for the fraternity which
animates our Order that the magnificent sum of $62,671.69
was raised in the Order to mitigate the distress arising from
that terrible catastrophe.
PERMISSIONS.
Granted permission to Manitoba Lodge, No. 1, Winnipeg,
to circulate a petition iv this jurisdiction asking for assistance to liquidate th^ debt on their hall.
Gave permission to the Grand Lodge of Florida to ask
for help from our Lodges towards erecting an Odd Fellows'
Home at Jacksonville, Florida.
Reports from my District Deputies are appended for
your approval.
REBEKAH DEGREE.
Within this jurisdiction we have only one Lodge of this
branch of Odd Fellowship. It is in a prosperous condition,
doing good work. There ought to be more lodges of this degree, and I confidently believe there will be, when we all fully
understand their influence for good in the communities where
they exist, and the assistance they render subordinates in
carrrying forward the great work of the order.
If the mothers, wives and daughters of Odd Fellows can
be enlisted to help us in our efforts to relieve distress and
elevate human character,  may we not reasonably expect to 771
accomplish even more in the future than in the past. Our
sons and daughters should join our Order at an early age,
that they may be taught the divine lesson of humanity, when
their minds are susceptible to receive impressions and before
other associations and ties are formed.
QUALIFICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP.
91 regret very much that at its last session the Sovereign
Grand Lodge did not see its way clear to permit candidates
joining the Order at eighteen years of age instead of twenty-
one,'as I certainly believe such a change would lead to a great
increase in the membership of this Province. I hope our
Grand Representative w±ll continue to agitate the matter
until the point is gained.
CONCLUSION.
I desire to return my sincere thanks to the Lodges and
Brothers who have given me such hearty welcome and entertained me so hospitably on the occasions of my official visits.
To Grand Secretary, F. Davey, 1 am especially indebted for
valuable advice and assistance cheerfully given, whom I have
found ever willing to assist others, even if it involved extra
labor for himself. Brothers let me admonish you that,
though the year has been prosperous and the outlook is
bright, not to ssttle quietly down and consider that your work
is accomplished, that there is nothing further to be dona In
the great field of human endeavor there must be either progression or retrogression. There is no such thing as standing
still. Life is indeed like a mighty river, and unless we aie
pulling up we are drifting down. In the natural order of
things we have a place to fill and a duty to perform. If you
would exemplify the teachings of our Order you must be progressive, virtuous and true.
Yours Fraternally,
JOHN H. MELDRAM,
Grand Master.
Victoria, B. C, February 1st, 1890.
Bro. J. H. Meldeam, G. M.,
Grand Lodge, British Columbia.
Dear Sir and Brother,—I herewith furnish you with a
report of my acts as your D. D. G. M. for District No. 1.
1st. I granted a dispensation to Columbia Lodge, No. 2,
authorizing it to confer the three degrees of the Order on
Bro. B. Stapledon in less time than allowed by law. 772
2nd. I also granted a dispensation to the same Lodger'to
enable Bro. T. H. Robinson to obtain his three degrees in
less time than allowed bv law.
3rd. Also a dispensation was granted to Victoria Lodge,
No. 1, to enable it to confer the three degrees on Bro. G. W.
Clinton in less time than allowed by law.
4th. The following was submitted from Columbia Lodge,
No. 2, for my decision:
Can a candidate or any brother be allowed to retire from
the lodge-room after the Lodge is closed in one degree and
before it is opened in another degree?
My decision was: "That a candidate for interme-
" diate degrees should retire before the Lodge is closed in
u the degree just obtained. Brothers should also retire at the
6 same time, if so permitted by the N. G., but at no time can
" a candidate or brother retire while the Lodge is in session
v without addressing the chair."
5th. The following was by resolution of Victoria Lodge,
No. 1, submitted to me for my decision:
Does Sec. I., Art. V., of the Constitution of Subordinate
Lodges apply to Brothers of the Initiatory Degree joining a
Lodge by deposit of card: that is, must they hold membership in the Lodge they affiliate with one month before making
application for the three degrees, or does it apply only to
members initiated in the Lodge in which they desire to
obtain the degrees?
My decision was: " That a Brother joining a Lodge by
"deposit of card was a candidate, and in precisely the same
^ position as one joining by initiation, and must hold mem-
u bership in the Lodge for the space of one month before he
" can make application for his degrees."
The Subordinate Lodges in the District are, I am happy
to say, in a satisfactory condition.
Yours in F. L. and T.,
THOS. J. PARTRIDGE,
D. D. G. M. District No; L 773
New Westminster, Jan. 21, 1890.
Office of the D.D.G.M., Dish-id No. 2, of the Grand
Lodge of the Province of British Columbia.
John H. Meldram, Esq.,
Grand Master, G. L. B. C.
Dear Sir and Brother,—I beg to report that on Julv 4 th,
1889, the Officers of New Westminster Lodge No. 3,' were
duly installed by me assisted by the Grand Marshal Bro. J.
B. Phillips, and P. G. M. Bro  W. McColl.
September 21, 1889, received application from New
Westminster Lodge, No. 3, for a dispensation to appear in
regalia at a street parade during the B. 0. Agricultural Association Exhibition on October 3,1890. Application granted
by Grand Master.
January 2, 1890, the Officers of New Westminster Lodge,
No. 3, were duly installed by me, assisted by Grand Marshal,
Bro. E. J. Phillips, P. G. M. Bro. McColl, P. Gs. Bros. S. T.
Mcintosh and G. Cunningham.
I am pleased to report that our Lodge is doing well.
I am, Dear Sir and Brother,
Yours in F. L. and T.
R, H. BAKER,
D. D. G. M. No. 2.
Nanaimo, Feb. 3, 1890.
To the Grand Master of ths Grand Lodge of
British Columbia.
Dear Sir and Brother,—I beg to report that there have
been no questions submitted to me during the year. This
Lodge, as you will learn from the report of the Secretary, has
been fairly successful in the increase of membership.
I am sorry to state that the year has not been a financial
success, the amount paid for benefits being greater than our
income.
On July 10, 1889, installed the Officers of this Lodge.
On Jan. 8,1890, being unable, through sickness in my family,
to attend the Lodge, I requested P. G. Bro. Geo. Norris to
install the officers elect, which he kindly did.
Respectfully Yours,
a. McGregor,
D. D: G. M. District No. 3. 774
Vancouver, B. a, February 12th, 1890.
J. H. Meldeam, Esq.,
Grand Master G. L. B. 0.
Dear Sir and Brother,—The following is an account of
my stewardship as your D. D. for District No. 6, which I
submit for your approval:
March 15—Granted dispensation to Vancouver Lodge,
No. 8, to confer three (3) degrees on Bro. Miller, who was
leaving in a few days for the Orient*
Juije 22—Objected to Western Star, No. 10, having an
election^ "Clause 1225, White's Digest," not instituted sufficient number of nights previous to end of term.
July 5—Installed Officers of Vancouver Lodge, No. 8>
assisted by several Past Grands*
July 6—Granted dispensation to Western Star, No. 10,
to confer three degrees on Bro. Grant in one night.    Leaving
city. |        .j *       mm.
Also, granted Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, dispensation to
confer three degrees on Bro. Dr. Briekmay on same evening.
Expected to leave city.
January 2—Assisted by several P. Grands, installed the
Officers of Western Star Lodge, No. 10, and od the following
night, January 3rd, installed Officers of Vancouver Lodge*
No. 8.
I assure vou it is gratifying to me to know since last we
met two more Lodges have been added to our noble Order,
and I trust ere another year expires several more may be
added to our list.
Submitted in F. L. and T,
T. C. GRAY,
D. D. District No. 6.
Kamloops, July 12th, 1890.
J. H. Meldeam, Esq.,
Grand Master I. O. O. F., Victoria.
Dear Sir and Brother,—I have pleasure in reporting that
the Order is fairly prosperous ia this district.
Tatnai Lodge, Kamloops, has attained a membership of
82, with funds in hand to the amount of nearly a thousand
dollars, besides a good building lot. 775
Our Donald brothers expect to have their hall ready very
soon and hope to have a good lodge.
Sincerely and fraternally yours,
S. CLAEKE,
D. D, G. M. No. ~.
Union, B. 0., January 16th, 1890.
Office of the D. D. G. M. District No. 8, <f tut Grand
Lodge of British Columbia.
J. H. Meldeam, Esq.,
Grand Master G. L. B, C.
I >ear Sir and Brother,—I have the honor to present to
you the following report of my official acts during the past
term:
December 11th, 1889—Granted a dispensation to initiate
8 nd confer the three degrees on a candidate the same nighty
he having come sixty miles for £he purpose.
December 18 h—Granted a dispensation to confer the
three degrees on two initiatory members in a shorter time
than allowed by L w, in order that they might assist in the
working of the Lodge.
January 2nd, 1890—Installed the Officers of Union Lodge5
No. 11, in regular form.
I am, Dear Sir and Brother,
Yours m F. L. and T.,
W. J. YOUNG,
D. D. G. M. District No. 8,
Moved, seconded and carried,—That the Eeport be received and handed to a Committee of four to distribute same
to the various Committees.
The Grand Master appointed Eep. Henderson, No. 8;
Eep. G. Eobertson, No. 3 ; Eep. J. A. Thompson, No. 6 ; and
J. Wriglesworth, P. G. M., to form the Committee on Distri-
baiion.
Beport read by Grand Secretary:—
Vancouvee, B. C, 12th February, 1£90*
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O.F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers,—I have the honor to present for
your consideration my report as Grand Secretary for the past 776
year, together with statistical information as to the condition
and progress of the Order in this jurisdiction.
I am pleased to be able to report an increase of two
Lodges and 127 members, which is a more satisfactory result
than has attended the work of any preceding year. As we
have now over 1,000 members, we are entitled to two representatives to the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and will, in consequence, have to contribute $150 as Bepresentative Tax.
Applications for charters for Western Star Lodge, No.
10, Vancouver, and Union Lodge, No. 11, Union, which have
been instituted under dispensations from the Grand Master,
will be submitted for your favorable consideration. An
application for a charter for a lodge at Donald was received about a week ago; but it was thought best to
a wait your decision and institute with the charter instead of
under the customary dispensation.
Enquiries have been received from Ashcroft and New
Westminster from persons anxious to open new lodges in these
places, and I anticipate satisfactory results in the latter case.
Increase.   Decrease.
No. of Lodges  11                  2
"       Bebekah Degree Lodges  1
i4       Members in good standing     .., 1017              127
14       Initiated during the year  134                21
%       Admitted by card  16                                   6
11           as A. 0  1
M       Reinstated  4                  2
Withdrawn  15                  7
44       Deceased  12                  2
44       Ceased membership by N. P. D.. . 38                  7
44       Resigned  1
44       Rejected  9                                  6
44       Degrees conferred.  377                70
44       Past Grands  163                22
Total Revenue  $18,868 58    $ 781 42
44       Brothers relieved  128                12
44       Widowed Families relieved  2                                   2
Weeks sick benefits paid  893              107
Amount paid for relief of brothers. $ 7,455 50 S 1,542 75
M       relief of widowed families. 170 00          10 00
44           "       Burying the dead  875 GO          95 00
44           4I       Educating the orphan.... 7 15                     $   87 85
Total Relief paid  8,542 65     1,594 90
"     Paid for current expenses  6,377 46          86 40
44     Amount of assets     ..... 72,856 46     5,950 27
Average amount of sick benefits paid to
each sick member  58 24           7 27
44           44   expended for relief per mem. 8 40               60
rt       Duration of sickness per member. 6 days
11           44           44         per sick member. 7 weeks
44       Amount of assets per member.. .$      71 63 $    3 57
Total amount paid for relief since formation of Grand Lodge in 1874  78,886 90 777
FINANCIAL   STATEMENT.
Cash received and paid over to Grand Treasurer during
the year:
1
From Whom Received.
w     i   Tax
£     j Term
71     , ending
g«     iSlstDec!
ro          1888
Tax
Term
ending
June 30
1889
Tax
Term
ending
Dec. 31,
1889
$   41 25
34 75
Charter
Fees
Over
Paym't
Total
Columbia .Lodge No. 2	
$    7 50!$
42 50|	
2 00'	
$129 00
111 U)
61 50
70 50
87 75
89 25
24 75
54 ri5
58 75
$    2 25
S    180 Op
188 25
New   We tminster    Lodge
No. 3	
2a 50
	
87 00
Dominion Ijodge No. 4. .
24. fk)
101 25
Black Diamond Lodge No.
5	
6 00      28 50
8 75	
4 70         	
33 12	
29 25!	
30 25
152 50
Harmony Lodge No. 6	
Excelsior Lodge No. 7.. .
Vancouver Lodge No. 8
Tatnai Lodge No. 9	
?2 75
io oo
19 25
8 50
10 50
122 00
88 50
78 70
67 25
	
	
Western Star Lodge No. 10
Union Lodge No. 11	
30 00
30 00
30 00
73 62
59 25
Selkirk Lodge No. 12	
30 00
Colfax D of R Lodge No. 1.
6 25	
6 25
Sundry Persons	
2 86 .
2 86
$ 234 75
$    2 25
$ 144 68 §   28 50
i
$687 25
$   90 00
$ 1,187 43
Orders drawn on the Grand Treasurer during the vear
1889.
Feb.,
Order No
((
fi
44
44
ft
44
41
44
14
44
• 4
44
44
44
44
4.
41
44
II
44
II
*•
II
44
44
44
44
44
it
Ik
44
k4
44
44
II
II
hi
4*
14
44
i March
1, W. McColl,       Mileage $ 15 00
2, J. E. Phillips (No.3) "      15 00
3, B. W. Shiles,           '•      15 00
4, A. McCorvie,          "      15 00
5, R. H. Baker,           "      15 00
6, E. Quennell,            ft      10 00
7, J. Orossau,              "      10 00
8, A. McGregor,          "      10 00
9, W. H. Morton,        "      10 00
10, B: Ramsay,             "      10 00
11, R. Scott,                   H      10 00
12, A. Clarkson,            "      10 00
13, R. Kilpatrick,          "      10 00
U, G. Williams, (No. 6)       10 00
15, T. C. Gray,              "      14 00
16, J. B. Hendersou,     "      14 00
17, W. Beavis,               "      14 00
18, J. C. Henderson,     "      18 00
19, W. Edmunds,          "      40 00
20, S. Clarke,                "      40 00
21, W. H. Huxtable,  Grand Herald and
cleaning G. Sec'ys Office. 12 mos... 20 00
22, M. Miller, Balance of Acct. for printing
last year   63 00
23, Grand Secretary's for transmission to
Sov. G. L.'for supplies  28 72
Carried forward $ 416 72 778"
Orders drawn on Grand Treasurer during the year.—
Continued.
Brought forward  $  416 72
1889.
14 June
44
20 July
29
1 Feby,
ii
8 Feby,
II
ii
17 May, Order No. 24, Ellis & Co., printing  proceedings  1889
and Grand Masters Report	
25, M   Miller, Printing for Grand Master
1887 and 1889	
26, Sovereign  G.   Lodge,   Representative
Tax	
27, Harmony  Lodge   No.   6,  refund   of
McNeil trust fund	
28, Sovereign Grand Lodge for supplies...
29, F. Davey, Grand Secretary, 6 months
Salary	
30, F. Davey, Grand Secretary, postage and
sundries	
31, Sovereign Grand Lodge for  Supplies
OO 4 4 14 41 (4 41
33, R. Jamieson, Record Book	
34, Sovereign Grand Lodge for Supplies..
35, Grand Secretary 3 mos. Salary	
36, Custom House Duty on Supplies from
Sov. G. L	
37, McKillican & Anderson, Cupboaid for
Grand Secretary's office	
38, Oddfellows Union,   12   months   Rent
Grand Secretary's office	
39, J. Davies, P. G. M. Postage  1888 and
1889	
40, Grand Secretary's Express Charges on
Goods from Sov. Grand Lodge	
41, R. Jamieson, Stationery	
42, H. Waller, Trunk for carrying Books
&c. to Grand Lodge Meetings	
43, Sovereign Grand Lodge for Supplies..
i4, Grand Secretary, Balance of Salary	
45, M. Miller, Printing certificate Repres
entatives 	
46, F. Davey, Grand Secretary, Postage,
&c	
7  Aug.
4 Sept.
ii
44
ii
4b
7 Oct.
7 Nov.
14
44
4(
4k
28 Nov.
4 Dec.
28    "
44
44
11
1890.
23 Jany,
14
14
44
44
191 00
43
25
75
00
71
00
25
93
12
00
9
50
26
57
6 00
rr
7
50
25
12
56
00
5 00
27 00
100 00
6 43
6 10
3 40
3 50
17 91
57 00
3 15
8 00
SUMMARY.
$1,303 08
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer per last report $   402 94
Gash received and paid Grand Treasurer   1,187 43
$1,590 87
Less Orders Drawn    1,303 08
Leaving a balance in hands of Grand Treasurer       287 29 779
Cr.
Stock on hand per last report	
Purchased dtjking the Yeab:
KK) Visiting Cards, @ 20c  $20
12 Sub Lodge Rituals, @ $2.00  24
90       -4 Odes, @ 5c     4
83       M H     @3c     2
11 Funeral Ceremonies, @ 20c     2
4 Officers' Roll liooks, @ $1.00     4
25 Withdrawal Cards, @ 20e..,     5
12 "       4k     Rebekah Degree, @ 20c.    2
20 Funeral Odes, @ 5c    1
2 Subordinate Lodge Charters, @ 60c..    1
6 Books of Forms, @ 75c         4
2 Question Books, @ $1.00     2
2 Degree Charts, @ $2.00     4
50 Diplomas, @ 50c   25
Customs Duty, Expressage, Postage, &c,
on  above  13
Refund to Harmony Lodge, No. 6, and
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9, for 2 Rebekah
Degree Charge Books, returned,® $1.
Gain during the year	
SoiiD  DuBING THE   YeAB:
89 Visiting Cards, @ 25c $22
2 additions to White's Digest, @ 75c...    1
37 Withdrawal Cards, @ 25c     9
4 *l       M   Rebekah Degree, @ 25c   1
2 White's Digest, @ $3.50     7
2 Officers* Roll Book, @ $1.25     2
124 Lodge Odes, @ 10c   12
299 Initiation Petitions,
Orders for P.W	
8 Lodge Rituals, @ $300..
2 Question Books, @ $1.50
Ifce
3 Books of Forms, @ $1.25.
$1.50
2 Order Books on Treasurer,
1 Funeral Ceremony, @ 30c	
5 Dismissal Certificates, @ 25c     1
1 Degree Chart     3
7 Beautified Work, Degree of Rebekah, .
@ 75c     5
50 Diplomas, @ 75c  37
Sovereign Grand Lodge, for 6 Rebekah
Degree Charge Books, 1882, destroyed, @ $1.00	
Stock Still on Hand:
6 Books of Forms, @ 85c $
1 Book of Odes with Music	
100 Initiation Petitions	
Orders for P. W	
$ 129 29
83!
116 13
2 00
29 44
$ 143 id
6 00
Carried forward ] $276 87
$ 149 43 780
STOCK ACCOUNT.—Continued
Cr.
Brought forward j $276 86 $ 149 43
44 Diplomas, @ 65c	
18 Withdrawal Cards, @ 22c	
19 Visiting Cards, @ 22c	
12 "       |    Degree of Rebekah, @
22c	
7 Dismissal Certificates, @ 22c	
7 Vols. Proceedings Grand Lodge of B.
C, @$1.25	
2 Sub. Lodge Charters, @ 60c	
1 White's Digest, @ $3.00	
7 Supplements to White's Digest, @ 60c.
20 Rebekah Degree Lodge Odes, @ 5c..
4 Rebekah Degree Rituals, @ $2.25... I
4          "       u       Installation  and   Institution Books, @ $2.25	
1 Rebekah Degree Certificate	
15 Order Books on Treasurer, @ 90c....
49 Lodge Odes, @ 5c	
2 Anniversary Odes, @ 5c	
22 Funeral Odes, @ 5c	
1 Card for Wife or Widow	
10 Anniversary Ceremonies, @ 22c	
10 Burial Services, Daughters of Rebekah,
@ 12c	
2 Question Books, @ $1.20	
2 Officer's Roll Books, @ $1.20	
8 Withdrawal Cards, Degree of Rebekah,
@22o	
10 Funeral Ceremonies, @ 22c	
1'Degree Chart	
4 Subordinate Lodge Rituals, @ $2.50..
28 60
3 96
4 18
2 64
1 54
75
20
00
20
00|
00
9 00
20
13 50
2 45
10
1 10
20
2 20
1 20
2 40
2 40
1 76
2 20
2 50
10 00
	
T>7 43
i
$ 276 86
1$ 276 86 781
BALANCE SSEET,
Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
12th February, 1890.
Folio.
Accounts.
Dr.
9   20 20
287 29
251 2">
2 75
2 75
4 35
03
12 1
T50;
50:;
Cr.
4
29
•
Sovereign Grand Lodge	
Grand Treasurer	
42
44
46
Profit and Loss	
Furniture and Regalia	
$ 665 00
47
Excelsior Lodge No. 7	
49
Victoria Lodge No. 1	
2 25
51
53
55
New Westminster Lodge No. 3	
Vancouver Lodge No. 8	
Dominion Lodge No. 4	
30
62
Stock Account	
66
Tatoai Lodge No. 9	
50
70
Black Diamond Lodge No. 5	
82
Western Star Lodge No. 10	
86
Selkirk Lodge No. 12	
30 00
$ 698 ■.
$ 698 05
AuxiiiiARY  Endowment Benefit   Association.
No. of members last report  118
u    "       "       admitted during the year  3
44    "       I       re-instated  8
a       a
a      cl
ti
Died  1
Suspended for non-payments of assessments. .10
a    a
Membership at  date
129
FINANCIAL STATEMENT.
Endowment Fund.
Balance in hands of Treasurer last report         189 65
Received for assessments        191 85
$381 50
Paid Mrs. Geisler, Endowment on death of her husband F. W.
Geisler, a member of Columbia Lodge No. 2        187 00
Balance       $194 50 782
Management Fund.
Balance in hand of Treasurer per last report $ 141 91 J<£
Received for Entrance Fees  4 50
|                 "        Dues  176 78
Difference Saving Banks Acct  25J£
$ 323 45
PAYMENTS.
Agents' Commission .     $        7 74
F. Davey, 12 mos. Salary as Secretary  100 00
44 u       Postage'and Sundries  9 25
M. Miller for Printing  6 75
 123 74
Balance  $ 199 71
Reserve Fund.
Balance in hands of Treasurer last report     $ 655
Received for Reinstatements  11 10
Balance  $     17 65
Summaky of Balances.
Endowment Fund   f>   194 50
Management     %i              199 71
Reserve "        17 65
Total in hands of Grand Treasurer     $ 411 86
The following sums were received from the Lodges in
this Jurisdiction in response to an appeal from the Grand
Master for help for the sufferers in the Johnstown flood.
The amount was duly forwarded to Grand Secretary
Nicholson of Pennsylvania and the receipts for the same are
on fila
Victoria Lodge No.   1 $20 00
Columbia Lodge No. 2  25 00
New Westminster Lodge No. 3  20 00
Dominion Lodge No. 4  10 00
Black Diamond Lodge No. 5   50 00
Harmony Lodge No. 6  20 00
Excelsior Lodge No. 7   10^00
Tatnai Lodge No. 9  15 0 J
Western Star Lodge No. 10 23 00
$193 00
Abstracts of the Semi-Annual and Annual Reports of
the Subordinate Lodges are appended.
Fraternally submitted.
FRED'K   DAVEY,
Grand Secretary. 783
Moved, seconded and carried,—That the Report be re_
ceived and handed to Distributing Committee.
REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER.
| Vancouvee, Feb. 12th. 1890.
To the Gra'id Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers:—I, the undersigned, beg leave
to present you my report as Grand Treasurer for the year*
1889, which is as follows:
1889 Dr.
Feb. 15,   Cash received from Bro. G. H. Mavnard on taking
office ." $ 402 94
Sept. 5,   Cash from Grand Secretary  726 87
1890.
Feb.   6, " I   460 56
Total Moneys received $    1,590 37
Cr.
Paid Orders No. 1 to 46 $1,303 08
Balance on hand      287 29
Total $   1.590 37
All of which is submitted in F. L. &, T.,
JOS. E. PHILLIPS,
Grand Treasurer.
• Vancouver, Feb. 12th 1890.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F. :
Dear Sirs and Brothers:—I beg leave to submit my report of the I. O. O. F. Endowment Association :
Endowment Fund.
1889. Dr.
Feb.  15,   Cash received from Bro.  Gso. H. Maynard   on
taking office $ 189 65
Sept.   5,   Cash from Grand Secretary  173 50
1890.
Feb.    6. " "  18 35
Total $      381 50
Cr.
March 22, PaidOrder No. 3 $187 00
Balance on hand  194 50
$       381 50 784
Management Fund.
1889. Dr.
Feb. 15, rash from Bro. G. H. Maynard $ 342 17
Sept. o, Osh from Grand Secretary  89 25
1890.
Feb.   6,          "                      u               84 29
Total $       315 71
Cr.
Pnid Orders No. 2 to 6 $116 00
Balance on hand	
Total i $       315 71
Beserve Fund.
1889. Dr.
Feb. 15, Cash Received  from Bro. Maynard $ 6 55
1890.
Feb.    6, Cash from Grand Secretary  n io
Total & 17 65
Respectfully yours,
JOS. E. PHILLIPS,
Grand   Treasurer.
Moved, seconded and carried. That the report be received
and handed to the Finance Committee.
Report read from Grand Representative.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers:—Your Representative to the
Sovereign Grand Lodge has the honor of submitting herewith
a brief report of some of the principal transactions of that
Grand Body.
The sixty-fifth annual communication of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge met at the City of Columbus, in the State of
Ohio, on the 16th day of September, 1889, and continued in
session till Saturday 21st.
The following Grand Officers were present:
J. C. Underwood Grand Sire.
C. M. Busbee Deputy Grand Sire.
Theo. A. Ross ~. Grand Secretary.
Isaac A. Sheppard      "    Treasurer.
Allen Jenckes Asst. Grand Secretary.
Rev. J. W. Venable Grand Chaplain.
J. W. Albin Grand Marshal.
W. H. Frazier Grand Messenger.
All jurisdictions were represented except the Grand
Lodge of Switzerland. 785
The Grand Sire in his report makes the following remarks:
The annual increase in membership is larger by several
thousands than that reported for a similar period during the
past fifteen years, and when it is remembered that the last
was a u Presidential Year/' with its excitements and outride
attractions, the advance in increase of membership over that
of the preceding year, 1887, is not only astonishing but very
gratifying.
The increase in revenues has kept pace with that of the
numbers, and with the vast expenditures for various kinds of
relief, clearly portrays the health, vigor and liberalty of the
Order.
Success is the proper word to define the condition of each
branch of the Order—I congratulate you thereon.
GENERAL CONDITION OF THE ORDER.
December 31st, 1888.
Grand Lodges         64
Subordinate Lodges     8,794
Grand Encampments  48
Subordinate Encampments     2,091
Lodge Initiations  58,217
Lodge Members 603,537
Encampment Initiations     11,565
Encampment Members 106,972
Increase.   Decrease.
224        |||
43       ...'..*.'
1.246
29,376
590
5,230
Total Relief  $2,559,155.54 $128,709.72
Total Revenue  6,436,876 55    240,360.38
PRINCIPAL DECISIONS.
2. It is competent for a State Grand Body to legislate
for the expulsion or suspension of a Brother for cause, by a
vote by ball ballot or otherwise.
7. In relation to matters of instruction in the secret work
and to enforce uniformity in ali the signs and charges as well
as in mode of working, the Grand Master has full authority
in the premises, in person or by lawful officers under him.
8. A decision rendered by a Noble Grand upon the
meaning of a part of the Subordinate Lodge Constitution, or,
in fact, upon any question arising in the Lodge, is subject to
be appealed from to the Lodge, except in matters relating to
the written or unwritten work of the Order. Yc
It. There is no law prohibiting the soliciting of persons
to petition Lodges for membership ; on the contrary, it is
both admissible ana advisable to present to good citizens the
advantages of the I. 0. O. F. in a proper way, ask consideration, and if they are favorably impressed, to request their
applications for membership.
22. When an application for membership is received by
a Lodge and referred to a committee, it can be withdrawn
prior to ballot; but not from the committee, which is tbe
direct creature of the Lodge, possessing no power further
than that of inquiry and recommendation or disapproval, etc.
One of the first principles of Parliamentary law is that a Committee is the creature of the Appointing Body, and must report its acts to the bodj7 creating it, unless otherwise authorized by such body. After an application for membership
has gone to the Investigating Committee, it cannot be
returned to the petitioner on his desire to withdraw it, except
through action on the report of the Committee or by order of
the Lodge.
REBEKAH DEGREE.
56. Appeals from a Rebekah Degree Lodge should first
go to the Grand Lodge of the jurisdiction.
57. The law does not make the " Widowed Stepmother
of an Odd Fellow of the Degree of Truth ' eligible to mem-
bership in a Belpekah Degree Lodge.
58. The annual Password for the Degree of Rebekah is
intended to be used as a proof test of membership ; also in
conjunction with the ^Visiting Card issued by Bebekah Degree
Lodges, it is to be used as a traveling Password in jurisdic-
tions foreign to that to which the visitor belongs.
64. Delegates to the General Convention of Daughters of
Bebekah can be selected by the State Assemblies of the Daughters of Bebekah or be appointed by Grand Masters of jurisdictions wherein there are no such Assemblies. In States and
Territories where there are no Degree Lodges of the Daughters
of Bebekah, the members of the degree therein can send
delegates, but the Convention itself must judge of the Certificates of appointment, and whether the members represented
justify the admission of the delegates.
NEW LEGISLATION.
The amended Constitution of the Grand Lodge of British
Columbia in regard to representation, and in adding a Com- T70
787
mittee on Judiciary to the Standing Committees,  was approved.
That the obligation as set forth in the Proclamation of
the Grand Sire of December 23rd, 1886, Revised Journal,
page 10,271, is declared now to be unnecessary and henceforth inoperative, and that all legislation relating to the
Patriarchal Circle is hereby repealed.
That the Veteran Jewel be sold to Grand Secretaries for
the sum of $3.50 each, and. that Grand Secretaries be instructed to sell them to Veterans for $4.00, and that the price of
Odes be reduced to three cents so that Grand Bodies can sell
them for five cents.
That the committee on the subject of Benevolent Insurance be continued and. the Grand. Sire be authorized to fill
vacancies on the committee.
That the committee on Printing Supplies be instructed
to prepare a dismissal certificate for the Daughters of Rebekah, and that the same be sold to Grand and Subordinate
Lodges at the same price now required for the present Dismissal Certificate.
That Grand Masters may appoint Sister Past Grands
who are in good standing in a Rebekah Degree Lodge in their
jurisdiction, as instructors in the secret work of said degree.
That the sum o£ one dollar per book, or a rebate of a
similar amount be allowed by the Sovereign Grand Lodge to
the State Grand Lodges for each Rebekah Degree Book of
the issue of 1882, returned to said Grand Lodges under the
instructions passed at the session of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge of 1888.
Memorial Day has been changed from the 20th October
to the second Tuesday in June, provided, however, that if a
different day be more convenient for any Lodge to hold such
Memorial service such Lodge may select such day.
That a Special Committee of five Representatives of this
Grand Body be appointed for the purpose of preparing a plan
for the floor work of the various degrees to be furnished and
sold by this Grand Body as other supplies, and report such
plan at our next session.
That the word '-widow," erroneously stricken out of Sec.
87, White's Digest, at the session of this Grand Body in 1887,
be and is hereby re-inserted in its proper place in said Section. 788
That Grand Lodges and Grand Encampments may provide by appropriate legislation that any member of this
Order who shall become an inmate of any Home for Aged
and Indigent Odd Fellows, under ihe control erf such Grand
Bodies, shall thereby relinquish all claim for weekly benefits
from his Lodge or Encampment during the time he shall
be such inmate.
All of the proposed amendments to the Sovereign Grand
Lodge Constitution were either rejected or indefinitely postponed.
The following amendments to the Constitution were offered to be acted upon at next session. In regard to Sovei-
eign Grand Lodge Representation, see page 11,727, Re\ised
Journal.
In regard to Sovereign Grand Lodge Officers, see page
11.784. In regard to admitting members at 18 years of rge-
into the Order, see pages 11,703,11,784, 11,802, 11,803.
To enable jurisdictions to enact laws disqualifying persons engaged in the sale of intoxicating beverages for membership in the Order, page 11,784.
The following resolutions weie submitted by Past Grand
Sire White and adopted :—
1. Resolved, That Terms of Subordinate Lodges and
Encampments are six months, commencing with the first
meeting in January and July, but the Grand Bodies to which
they are immediately subordinate may, in their discretion,
change the commencement of such terms to the first meeting
in April and October instead of January and July.
2. Grand Lodges and Grand Encampments are authorized to make the terms of their subordinates one year instead
of six months, to commence with the first meeting in January,
April, July or October as they may see fit. All terms of subordinate bodies end when the succeeding one begins; that is
on the first meeting in January and July or April and October. No other or different terms than six months or one
year are allowed.
3. Whenever a Subordinate Lodge or Encampment is
instituted or resuscitated during the first half of a regular
term, so that a majority of the meeting nights of such term
shall remain at the time of such institution or resuscitation,
such period shall constitute a short term, which shall end 789
on the first meeting  night of the succeeding regulai
1 or
term,
but when a subordinate sh ill h3 institufcal or resuscitated
during the last half of a regular term so that a majority of
the meeting nights of the term shall not remain at
the time of such institution or resuscitation, the term is
extended to the end of the succeeding regular term. Such
terms are called special terms.
4. Meetings of all Subordinate Lodges must be held
weekly, except that, in cases of yearly terms, such Lodges
may be permitted by their Subordinate Grand Lodges <o hold
their meetings either bi-weekly or semi-monthlv instead of
weekly.
5. Meetings of all Subordinate Encampments must be
held semi-monthly except that, in cases of yearly terms, such
Encampments may be permitted by their Grand Encampments to hold their meetings monthly instead of semi-monthly.
6. Meetings of all Subordinate Lodges and Encampments
must be held on a week day and on regular specified days in
the week.
7. The terms of all the officers of all Subordinate Lodges
and Encampments must correspond with the terms of the particular Subordinates in which they hold office, six months
Or one year as the case may be. In cases of newly instituted
or resuscitated Subordinates, their first officers hold their
offices for such length of time as is herein prescribed for thv
first terms of .such Subordinates, called special  terms.
8. No person can be elected to any office in a Subordinate Lodge who has not attained the Scarlet Degree.
9. Any Scarlet Degree member in good standing in a
Subordinate Lodge is eligible to election or appointment to
any office in his Lodge except the offices of Noble Grand and
Vice-Grand.
10. To be eligible to the office of Vice Grand a member must have served a term in some elective or in an
appointed office in a Subordinate Lodge, other than those of
Trustee and Chaplain.
H. To be eligible to the office of Noble Grand a member must have served a term in the office of Vice Grand of a
Subordinate Lodge.
12. Any Scarlet Degree member in good standing in a
Subordinate Lodge may be elected as the first Noble Grand
or Vice Grand of a new or revived Lodge. 790
13. In case of a vacancy in the office of Noble Grand or
Vice Grand of a Subordinate Lodge^ and all qualified
Brothers refusing to accept either of said offices, the Lodge
may elect a Scarlet Degree member  thereto; provided Itoic
ever
that a dispensation for the
purpose be first obtained
from the proper authority in the jurisdiction to which the
Lodge belongs.
14. Any officer of a Subordinate Lodge or Encampment
who shall have served a majority of the meeting nights of a
regular term, and shall have continued in office until the end
thereof, shall be deemed to bave served a full term. A majority of the meeting nights of a six months term of a Subordinate Lodge is fourteen and of a yearly term twenty-seven.
A majority of the meeting nights of yearly terms of a Subor-
dinate Lodge, with bi weekly meetings is fourteen, and with
CD      ' v CD
semi-monthly meetings thirteen. A majority of the meeting
nights of a six months term of a Subordinate Encampment is
seven, of yearly terms with semi-monthly meetings thirteen
«/ %f v CD
and with monthly meetings seven.
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15. Any officer of a Subordinate Lodge or Encampment
who has continued in office for a full term, but who, in consequence of sickness, has been unable to perform the duties
of his office for a majority of the nights of the term, and who
was excused from time to time by his Subordinate shall be
deemed to have served a full term in such office.
16. Any member who has been duly elected or appointed
to fill a vacancy in anv office is a Subordinate Lodge or En-
campment, and who shall serve therein to the end of the term
shall be deemed to have served a full term in such office.
17. None but Royal Purple Degree members can be elected to office in a Subordinate Encampment, and all such members are eligible to any office therein, except to the offices
of Chief Patriarch and Senior Warden.
18. To be eligible to the office of Senior Warden in a
Subordinate Encampment, a Patriarch must have served a
term in some elective office, other than Trustee, or in an
appointed office.
19. To be eligible to the office of Chief Patriarch in a
Subordinate Encampment, a Patriarch must have served a
term in the office of Senior Warden.
20. A Royal Purple member of an Encampment may be
elected to either of the offices of Chief PatriarcH or Senior 791
Warden in similar eases,and under the same conditions as those
where a Scarlet member may be elected Noble Grand or Vice
Grand of a Subordinate Lodge, and the rules as to what shall
be considered terms of service for Encampment officers shall
be the same as those for Subordinate Lodges, so far as the
same are applicable.
21. Grand Lodges and Grand Encampments are prohibited from making or requiring any other or different qualifications for election to office, than those hereinabove prescribed.
22. Any officer of any Subordinate Lodge vr Encampment who shall serve in any office therein, either elective or
appointed, for a term, or part of a term, as hereinabove provided, shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges and honors
conferred for faithful service in such office for a full term.
23. All laws and parts of laws inconsistent with the
foregoing enactments, are hereby repealed.
FOREIGN  JURISDICTIONS.
With the exception of Australasia, the Order does not
seem to progress satisfactorily in foreign countries. Lodges
have lately been instituted in France and Japan.
I am sorry to report the failure of the Amendment to
the Constitution enabling members to join the order at 18
years of age, 102 voting for the amendment and 60 against.
However I have great hopes that this question will get the
requisite number of votes at the next session of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge,
The Grand Secretary drew the attention of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge" to the great loss the Order sustains annually in
its membership by suspensions for non-payment of dues, and
it elicited the following remarks from the committee to which
it was referred:
Your Committee on Miscellaneous Business, to whom
was referred that portion of the report of the Grand Secretary relating to " Initiations, Reinstatements and Suspensions," have given the matter careful consideration.
The losses by suspension for non-payment of dues, and
a remedy therefor, has engaged the attention of this Grand
Body for a number of years. No remedy yet suggested has
arrested this leakage. There can be no efficacious remedy for
waning love.      We  are  inclined to believe, however, that
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much of the loss from this source is chargeable to the dereliction of duty on the part of the Secretaries of Subordinate
Lodges. Lodges having first-class Secretaries have a minimum of suspensions. We commend the earnestness with
which the subject is brought to the attention of this Grand
Lodge, but believing no further action is necessary at this
time, submit the following :
Resolved,   That the committee be discharged from  the
further consideration of the subject.
The session was considerably disturbed by the accident
which bef el the Grand Sire on the day of the Procession,
the chair was however ably filled by the Deputy Grand Sire
during the remaining portion of the session.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge will hold its next meeting
at the City of Topeka, Kansas.
Your Representative was appointed on the Committee
of Foreign Relations.
'Much interest was taken in the proceedings of the
Convention of the Daughters of Rebekah, which met for the
first time in the City of Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 17th to 20th,
1889, and is to be continued annually at the. same time and
place as the Sovereign Grand Lodge. Why should British
Columbia not send a delegate ?
The foregoing is a brief summary of the actions of the
session of 1889.
I was somewhat astonished and also gratified at the
reception accorded the Sovereign Grand Lodge both at Los
Angeles and Columbus; in both instances the Governors of
the several States, the Mayors of the Cities and all the
principal citizens seemed to vie with each other in doing
honor to the Order.
Truly, we have a noble heritage and to see its beauties
we must visit it abroad.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge is a worthy head, it is a
convention of honorable men which to see, makes one's blood
stir with pride in the consciousness that he too is an Odd
Fellow.
In conclusion I desire to express my deep gratitude to
the members of this Grand Body for the great honor con*
ferred upon  me in electing me to the high position of 793
Representative and to say that as long as life lasts the
recollections of the sessions of 1888 and 1889, with all their
associations, will never fade from my memory.
Submitted in Friendship, Love and Truth.
::-| lllil Wm- McCOLL,
Grand Representative.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the report be received and printed with the Proceedings of this Grand Lodge.
Report read from Committee on Distribution:
Vancouver, B.C., Feb. 12th, 1890.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F. :
Your Committee on Distribution beg to recommend that
all those portions of the Grand Master's Report relating to
"State of the Order," "New Lodges," "Appointments,"
"Visitations," "Dispensations," "Proclamations," pages 1 to
5 and " Permissions," "Rebekah Degree Lodges," "Qualifications for Membership' ' pages 7 and 8, be referred to the
Committee on State of the Order.
That the portions relating to Decisions on page 8 be
referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Also that the Reports of the D. D. G. Masters be referred
to the Committee on State of the Order with the exception
of those portions containing decisions on questions of law
which should be referred to the Committee on Judiciary
J. B. Henderson
J. Wriglesworth,
Geo. Robertson,
J. A. Thompson,
Committee on Distribution.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the report be received
and adopted.
Petition read from applicants for a charter for " Western Star " Lodge, No. 10, at Vancouver.
CD
Moved, seconded and carried, That the petition be referred to the Committee on Petitions.
Petition read from applicants for a charter for " Union
Lodge," No. 11, at Union, V. I.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the petition be referred to the Committee on Petitions. 794
Petition read from applicants for a charter for "Selkirk"
Lodge, No. 12, Donald, B. C.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the petition be referred to the Committee on Petitions.
Report read from Committee on Distribution:
Vancouver, B.C., Feb. 12th, 1890.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F. :
Your Committee on Distribution to whom was referred
the Grand Secretary's Report, beg to recommend that the
portions of said report contained on pages 1 and 2 be referred
to Committee on "State of the Order," and that pages 3 to
15  inclusive be referred to Finance Committee.
Jno. B. Henderson,
J. Wriglesworth,
Geo. Robertson,
J. A. Thompson.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the report be adopted
as read.
Report read from Committee on Laws of Subordinates:
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
Your Committee to whom was referred the By-Laws of
Union Lodge, No. 11, and the revised By-Laws of Dominion
Lodge No. 4, also the amendment to Sec. 1, Art 1 of the
By-Laws of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, changing the
night of meeting.
Likewise an amendment to Sec. 1, Art. 19 of the By-
Laws of Tatnai Lodge No. 9, making the time twelve months
instead of six, before a brother can receive benefits.
Beg to report that we have carefully examined the above
laws and amendments and find them in harmony with the
Constitution.
• We therefore recommend that they be approved by this
Grand Lodge.
H. Waller,
P. W. Dempster,
Committee on Laws of Subordinates.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the report be adopted
as read. 795
Report read from Committee on Petitions:
Vancouver B.C., Feb. 12th, 1890.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Your Committee on Petitions beg to report that we have
examined the Petitions for the institution of Western Star
Lodge, No. 10, Union Lodge, No. 11, and Selkirk Lodge No. 12,
with the Cards and Certificates accompanying the same and
find them correct; we therefore recommend that the Charters
applied for be granted.
A. G. McCandless,
A. W. Scoullar,
Committee on Petitions.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the Report be
received and adopted.
Report read from Committee on Judiciary:
Vancouver, B.C., Feb. 12th, 1890
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred the
question as to the legality of a Subordinate Lodge borrowing
money on security of Lodge property : beg to report
That they consider that a Subordinate Lodge may do so
if it considers it necessary for its benefit or the preservation
of its property, but we are of the opinion that such transactions should be surrounded by all possible safeguards and
that due written notice should be given to all members of
the intention of the Lodge to Mortgage its property and that
it should only be done by a two-third majority of members
present at such duly called meeting.
#
We therefore endorse the action of the Grand Master in
his decisions respecting the question from New Westminster
Lodge No. 3 in this matter.
Jno. B. Henderson,
R. Campbell;
J. A. Thompson,
R. W. Fawcett,
Committee on Judiciary.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the report be received
and adopted.
Report read from Committee on Judiciary: 796
Vancouver, B.C., Feb. 12th, 1890.
The Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
Your Judiciary Committee to whom was referred the
Grand Master's action in the matter of District Deputies,
W. J. Young and T. C. Gray, beg to report that they confirm
the decisions of the Grand Master in both cases.
Jno. B. Henderson,
R. Campbell,
J. A. Thompson,
R. W. Fawcett,
Committee on Judiciary.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the report be received
and adopted.
Resolved, That the Grand Lodge adjourn to 8 o'clock
this evening.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned.
EVE^I^G  SESSION-
The  Grand   Lodge met pursuant to adjournment at 8
o'clock p. m.
Present:—
J. H. Meldram Grand Master.
W. Walker  Deputy Grand Master.
W. Edmunds Grand Warden.
b\ Davey     "      Secretly.
J. E. Phillips,  (No. 4)     "      Treasurer.
W. McColl, P. G. M.      "      Representative.
J. E. Phillips, (No. 3)      "      Marshal.
A. McGregor Acting Grand Guardian.
W. H. Flewin      u "     Conductor.
W. H. Huxtable  "     Herald.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The Grand Marshal after examination of those present
reported all duly qualified.
The Deputy Grand Master declared the Grand Lodge
duly opened for business. 797
Report read from Committee on State of the Order :
Vancouver, B.C., Feb. 12th, 1890
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
Dear Sirs and Brothers :—Your Committee on the State
of the Order to whom was referred portions of the reports of
the Grand Master and District Deputy Grand Masters,
submit the following for your consideration, viz., the Rebekah
Degree Lodges are worthy of the encouragement and support
of the members of the Order.
We endorse the action of the Grand Master granting
dispensations to Western Star Lodge, No. 10, and Union
Lodge, No. 11.
We sincerely regret the loss of life and property by
the Johnstown flood and endorse the action taken by the
Grand Master with regard to the relief of Odd Fellows and
their families.
We are under the impression that admitting members
at the age of 18 would be an advantage to our Order in this
Province.
We would also recommend that something should be
allowed the Grand Master for travelling expenses and
recommend it to the consideration of the Finance Committee.
That portion of tbe Grand Secretary's report referred to
us, shows a gratifying increase in membership in this jurisdiction.
The reports of ihe District Deputy Grand Master's show
the Lodges under their care to be in a healthy and prosperous
condition.
J. Wriglesworth,
A. G. Day,
S. Clarke,
Geo. Bishop,
Committee on the State of the Order.
Moved, seconded and carried. That the report be received
and adopted.
The following notice to amend the Grand Lodge Constitution, Sec. 3, Art. 2 was given and laid over under the rule : 798
We hereby give notice that we will to-morrow move
that the following be added to Sec. 3, Art. 2 of the Constitu-
tution of the Grand Lodge :—fcC Provided that no new Lodge
" shall be entitled to representation in this Grand Lodge
" until it has paid at least one semi-annual tax."
J. Wriglesworth.
E. Quennell.
Moved by W. Walker, D. G. M., and seconded by Rep.
Henderson, No. 2, That the Constitution of the Grand
Lodge and the Subordinate Lodge Constitution be printed
with the Proceedings of this Session.
Moved by Rep. Clarke, No. 9, and seconded by Rep.
Flewin, No. 1., That the amendments to the Constitutions
since they were last printed be collected and printed with th©
Proceedings of this Grand Lodge and that a Committee be
appointed to report to the next Session of the Grand Lodge
a complete copy of the Constitutions for adoption.
Moved by Rep. Robertson, No. 3, and seconded by
P. G. M. Waller. That a Committee be appointed to prepare
revised Constitutions of Grand and Subordinate Lodges for
submission to next session.
On motion the further consideration of these motions
was laid over until after the election of Grand Lodge
Officers.
The next order of business being the election of Officers
for the ensuing year, the following nominations were made:
FOR GRAND MASTER.
Edward Quennell, No.  5, nominated by W.   McColl
P. G. M., No 3.
William Edmunds,  No.  9,  nominated by T.   C. Gray,
No. 8.    ||1 |
Walter Walker, No. 4,  nominated by J. E. Phillips,
No. 4 - -.: >
Bro. W. Edmunds declined the nomination. 799
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FOR DEPUTY GRAND MASTER.
J.   E.   Phillips,  No.  4,  nominated by  A.   McGregor,
No. 5.
W.  Edmunds, No.  9,  nominated by J. Wriglesworth,
P. G. M., No. 4. I I
Bro. J. E. Phillips declined the nomination.
FOR GRAND WARDEN.
J. E. Phillips, No. 4, nominated by A. McCandless, No. 4.
J. E. Phillips, No. 3, nominated by A. W. Scoullar, No. 8.
FOR GRAND SECRETARY.
F. Davey, No. 1, nominated by J. Wriglesworth, P.G.M.,
No. 4. J|§    -j I
FOR GRAND TREASURER.
A. W. Scoullar, No. 8, nominated by R. Baker, No. 3.
A. Henderson, No. 2, nominated by H. A. Munn, No. 2.
FOR GRAND REPRESENTATIVES.
H. Waller, P.G.M., No. 2, nominated by W. H. Flewin,
Na L     ■   I SIM      1 31
W. McColl, P.G.M., No. 3, nominated by G. Robertson,
No. 3.  | ;|
The Chair appointed Reps. W. J.  Young, No. 11, H.
McVean, No. 8, and J. Dixon, No. 1, to act as Tellers.
The Ballots   were   spread and   the   following   result
announced:
For Grand Master, number of votes cast 38.
W. Walker, No. 4 received 14 votes.
E. Quennell, No. 5     1       23      J
Spoiled    1 vote.
E. Quennell was declared duly elected as Grand Master
for the ensuing year. 800
For Deputy Grand Master :—
W. Edmunds, No. 9, being the only nominee the Grand
Secretary was on motion directed to cast the vote of the
Grand Lodge for his election, which was accordingly done,
and W. Edmunds was declared duly elected as Deputy Grand
Master for the ensuing year.
For Grand Warden, number of votes cast 38.
J. E. Phillips, No. 8, received 22 votes.
J. E. Phillips. No. 4     "        14     't
Spoiled 2     "
Bro. J. E. Phillips, No. 3, was declared duly electeda s
Warden for the ensuing year.
For Grand Secretary :—
F. Davey, No 1, being the only nominee. It was moved,
seconded and carried, That the Grand Master cast the ballot
for his election, which was done and Bro. Davey declared
duly elected Grand Secretary for the ensuing year.
For Grand Treasurer, number of votes cast 38.
A. W. Scoullar, No. 8.  received 2(Fvotes.
A Henderson, No. 2        "         17     "
Spoiled   1     I
A. W. Scoullar, No. 8, having received a majority of all
votes cast was declared duly elected as Grand Treasurer for
the ensuing year.
For Grand Representatives :—There being but two nominees for these offices and P. G. M. McColl having
requested that P. G. M. Waller be elected to fill
the long term. It was on motion, Resolved: That the
Grand Secretary cast the vote of this Grand Lodge for the
election of H. Waller, P. G. M., as Grand Representative for
two years and W. McColl, P. G. M., as Grand Representative
for one year, which was done and the result so announced.
The consideration of the motions respecting printing
the Grand Lodge and Subordinate Lodge Constitutions was 801
then resumed and the motion of Rep. G. Robertson, No. 3
viz. :—" i'liat a Committee be appointed to prepare revised
I Constitutions of Grand and Subordinate Lodges for sub-
1 mission to next session," was submitted   to the   vote and
declared duly carried.
Bro. W. Edmunds, Grand Warden, gave the following
notice of motion, which was laid on the table under the rule:
—"I hereby  give notice that I will, to-morrow, move the
I following amendment to Article 2, Section 1 of the Grand
uLodge   Constitution—strike  out the word 'February5 in
"the  second line  and insert the word 'April' in the place
"thereof." tlpl
W. Edmunds.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the Installation of
Grand Lodge Officers for the ensuing year be held in the
Third Degree.
Moved, seconded and carried, That this Grand Lodge do
now adjourn to 10 o'clock a.m. to-morrow.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned.
SECOND 1DRV.
Hall of Vancouver, Lodge No. 8,1. O. O. F.
Vancouver, B. C, 13th February, 1890.
The Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment at 10
o'clock a.m.
Present:—
J. H. Meldram Grand Master.
W. Walker Deputy Grand Master.
W. Edmunds Grand Warden.
F. Davey	
J. E. Phillips, (No. 4)
W. McColl, P. G. M.
A. Henderson	
A. McGregor	
W. H. Flewin	
W. H. Huxtable	
a
Secretary.
Treasurer.
Representative.
Marshal, (acting).
Guardian,     a
Conductor,    "
Herald. 802
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum [resent.
The Grand Marshal after examination reported all
present duly qualified.
The Grand Lodge was declared by the Deputy Grand
Master duly opened for business.
The minutes of yesterday's session were read and on
motion adopted.
Moved by H. Waller, P. G. M., and seconded by Rep.
Dempster, No. 2,—That the Special Committee to be appointed to revise the Constitutions of this Grand Lodge and
the Subordinate Lodges consist of five members resident in
Victoria and that they be instructed to prepare and submit a
scheme of mileage and per diem for the payment of representatives &c. of. this Grand Lodge.    Carried.
The Grand Master appointed the following to form this
Special Committee—Grand Secretary, A. G. McCandless,
W. Walker, P. G., A. Henderson, P. G., and H. Waller,
P. G.M. i ^■   |
Bro. W. Edmunds, Grand Warden, moved the amendment to the Grand Lodge Constitution of which notice was
given yesterday, changing the date of meeting of the Grand
Lodge from the month of February to that of April, seconded
by Rep. A. McGregor, No. 5, but not receiving the requisite
majority the motion was declared to be lost.
Moved by J. Wriglesworth, P. G. M., and seconded by
Rep. E. Quennell, No. 5,—That Section 3, Article 2, of the
Grand Lodge Constitution be amended by adding the words
" Provided that no new Lodge shall be entitled to represen-
" tation in this Grand Lodge until it has paid at least one
" Semi-Annual Tax."    Carried.
Moved by H. Waller, P. G. M., and seconded by Rep.
Henderson, No. 2,—That the next session of this Grand
Lodge be held at Victoria. 803
Moved by Rep. J. A. Thompson, No. 6, and seconded by
Rep. Fawcett, No. 2,—That the next session of this Grand
Lodge be held at Nanaimo.
The vote was taken and the motion to hold the session
at Victoria prevailed.
Report read from the Committee on Finance:
Vancouver, B. C, Feb. 12th, 1890.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Dear Sirs and Brothers,—We your Finance Committee
beg to report that we have examined the books, vouchers and
reports of the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer and
find the same correct and in good order.
We would recommend that the per capita tax of the
Subordinate Lodges be $1.25 for the ensuing }7ear, seventy-
five cents payable on the 30th June and fifty cents on the
31st December.
Our reason for increasing the tax is to have a sufficient
balance at the close of the year to pay the running expenses
of this Grand Lodge before the June tax is due.
Each year the Treasurer has had to pay these expenses
out of the Endowment Fund and sometimes even out of his
own private purse, this should not be the case, especially
when we consider that a call might be made on the Endowment Fund at a time when they are not available, the
putting on of the extra twenty-five cents this year will obviate
this difficulty and then the tax can be reduced next year.
ESTIMATE OF KEVENUE AND EXPENDITURE.
REVENUE.
Cash balance in Treasurer's hands ..$     287 29
Per Capita tax on 1017 members at SI.25 each     1,271 25
$ .1,558 54
EXPENDITURE.
Sovereign Grand Lodge Tax $ 150 00
Grand Secretary's salary  225 00
Rent of Grand Secretary's office  100 00
Printing  200 00
Janitor  10 00
Herald  10 00
Postage  15 00
Carried forward $     710 00 804
Brought forward $     710 00
r— Mileage.—->
3 Rep. from Kamloops,   @ $30  90 00
18       "        Victoria, 12        216 00
4 I        Nanaimo 12 >         48 00
4        "        NewWestm'r,    8         32 00
1 " Wellington,       12  12 00
1 •' Comox,   17 00
1 " Chilliwhack,   12 00
$ 1,137 00
Leaving a balance of receipts over expenditure of $ 421 54
"We I have considered the recommendation from the
Committee on the State of the Order in regard to allowing
Grand Masters some remuneration for travelling expenses,
we deem it rot advisable to entertain that matter this year,
on account < f what has already been said in regard to creating a surplus, when this done we can then deal with tbe
matter
Fraternally submitted,
H. Walleb,
Wm. McColl,
Finance Committee,
Moved, seconded and carried, That the report be
received and adopted.
Report read from the Committee on Judiciary :
.;*,. "     •'      * Vancouveb, B. C, 12lh Feb, 1*90.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia,
Tour Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred
certain portions of the reports of the District Deputy Grand
Masters, beg to report that after examining the decisions of
Bro. P irtridge, D. D. G. M , District No. 1, we recommend
the ap >roval of clauses 1, 2, 3 and 5. Whilst agreeing in the
main with his decision No. -i that "at no time can a Candidate
or Brother retire while the L< >dge is in session witho it addressing the chair " is iu conflict with th3 Bitual which in certain
c*»ses directs the same may be done. The diffbulty occasioned by a strict adherence to the Ritual in requesting Brothers
to retire after the Lodge is closed in one Degree and before
it is opened in another, as to the sign to be given on su^h
occasions, we think is on^ that our Representatives to the
Sovereign Grand Lodge should endeavor to get solved by
that Grand Bodv; we therefore recommend that this point be
referred to them. 805
We' beg to recommend that the acts and decisions of the
other D. D. G. M/s be approved.
R. W. Fawcett,
R. Campbell,
J. B. Hendebson,
J. A. Thompson,
Committee on Judicial y.
Moved,   seconded   and   carried,   That  the   report   be
received and adopted.
It was on motion resolved, That this Grand Lodge do
now adjourn to 2 o'clock P. M.
The Grand Lodge^adjourned accordingly.
RFTEf^OOlSl SESSION.
The Grand Lodge assembled pursuant to adjournment
at 2.45 P. M. 'I '|pj|"     I      I U
Present: —
J. H. Meldram Grand Master.
E. Quennell Deputy Grand Master, pro tern.
W. Edmunds Grand Warden.
F. Davey     "    Secretary.
J. E. Phillips, No. 4      "     Treasurer.
W. McColl, P. G. M  " Representative.
J. E. Phillips, No. 3  •< Marshal.
W. H. Plewin  " Conductor, pro tern.
A. McGregor  " Guardian,      u
W. H. Huxtable  " Herald.
The Grand Marshal reported the members present duly
qualified.
The Deputy Grand Master declared the Grand Lodge
duly opened for business.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the Grand Treasurer
be authorized to pay all orders drawn on him at this Session,
without the Seal of the Grand Lodge, and that they be forwarded to Victoria after payment in ordeV that the Seal may
be impressed on them and returned. 806
Moved, seconded and carried, That the Special Committee on Constitutions, &c, appointed this Session, be directed
to consider and report a set of Model By-laws for Subordinate Lodges for the consideration of the next Session of this
Grand Lodge.
It was on motion resolved, That this Grand Lodge
do now adjourn to 7.30 P. M., to meet in the Hall of " Western Star " Lodge, No. 10.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned.
EVE^I^G  SESSION.
The Grand Lodge assembled at 9 o'clock P. M. in the
Hall of I Western Star " Lodge, No. 10.
Present:—
J. H. Meldram Grand Master.
A» G. McCandless Deputy Grand Master, pro tem.
W. Edmunds Grand Warden.
F. Davey      "     Secretary.
J. E. Phillips, No. 4      "     Treasurer.
W. McColl, P. G. M     "     Representative.
J. E. Phillips, No. 3      "     Marshal.
W. H. Flewin     "     Conductor, pro tem.
A. McGregor     "     Guardian,       |
W. H. Huxtable     |     Herald.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present
The Grand Marshal announced all present duly qualified.
The D.  G.  M.  declared the Grand Lodge open  for
business.
No business offering, the Grand Lodge was closed in the
Grand Lodge Degree and opened in the Third Degree. 807
INSTALLATION.
The Grand Master appointed A. Phillips, P. G. M., and
W. McColl, P. G. M., to present the Grand Officers elect for
Installation.
Edward Quennell was presented, obligated and duly
installed as Grand Master for the ensuing year.
The Grand Master then installed the following Officer^
elect:—
Wm. Edmunds as Deputy Grand Master.
J. E. Phillips, (No. 3) " Grand Warden.
F. Davey  u      |    Secretary.
A. W. Scoullar  "      "     Treasurer.
The Grand Master appointed the following Officers :
A Henderson, (No. 2) as Grand Marshal.
J. A. Thompson, (No. 6)  §     1     Guardian.
T.C.Gray, (No. 10)  "     "     Conductor.
W. H. Huxtable, (No. 1)  *     f     Herald.
A. Parker, (No. 10)  I     "     Chaplain.
And these were duly installed in their respective chairs.
The following brothers were also appointed as Grand
Instructors:—W. H. Flewin, No. 1, and S. T. Mackintosh,
No. 3 ; for Rebekah Degree Lodges, Sister Mrs. Dempster,
Past N.G., Colfax Rebekah Degree Lodge, No 1.
Also the following as District Deputy Grand Masters:—
P. W. Dempster, No. 2, for District No. 1.
P. J. Foulds, No. 3, for District No. 2.
J. Crossan, No. 5, for District No. 3.
B. Kilpatriok, No. 6, for District No. 4.
R Campbell, No. 7 for District No. 5.
J. B. Henderson, No. 8 for District No. 6.
E. C. Davison, No. 9, for District No 7.
W. J. Young, No. 11, for District No. 8.
Past Noble Grand, Mrs. H. Bishop, No. 1, for District
No. 1, Rebekah Degree Lodges. 808
Also the following to constitute the Standing Commit
te* s
Finance—W. McColl P.G.M., No. 3 ; H. Waller, P.G.M., No. 2 ;
A. McGregor, No 5; J. Wriglesworth, P.G.M., No. 4 ; J. C. Henderson,
No. 7.
Appeals.—H. Waller, P.G.M., No. 2 ; W. Walker, No. 4 ; D. Dale.
No. 1; J. B. Heuderson, No. 8 ; J. A. Thompson, No. 6.
Laws of Subordinates.-W. H. Flewin, No. 1; P. W.
Dempster, No. 2; A. Henderson, No. 2 ; G. Williams, No. 6 ; J. Crossan.
No. 5.
State of the Ordek.—G. H. Maynard No. 2 ; A. G. McCandless,
No. 4 ; W. H. Morton, No. 5; W. J. "Young, No. 11; H. A. Munn, No. 2.
Judiciary.—B. W. Shiles, P.G.M., No. 3; J. B.Henderson,No. 8;
A. Parker, No. 10; A. Henderson, jno. 2; B. W. Shearing, No. 6.
Legislation.—J. Wrigleswoith, P.G.M., No. 4 ; G. H. Maynard,
No. 2; A. G. McOandless, No. 4; A. Clarkson, No. 6 ; G. Norris, No. 5.
Petitions.—G. Robertson, No. 3; R. W. Fawcett, No. 2; T. R.
Mitchell, No. 1; J. E. Phillips, No. 4 ; W. Edmunds, No 9.
Endowment. —W. H. Morton, No. 5; R. Campbell, No. 7;
S. Clarke, No. 9; G. Robertson. No. 3; R. Kilpatrick, No. 6; A. Parker,
No. 10: J. Pope, No. 2 ; W. Beavis, No. 8 ; A. McCorvie, No. 3.
Printing—Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer and G. H. Maynard,
No. 2.
The Grand Lodge was closed in the Third Degree and
all not in possession of the Grand Lodge Degree having
retired it was re-opened in the Grand Lodge Degree.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That the appointments of the Grand Master be confirmed.
It was on motion, Resolved, That the thanks of this
Grand I odge are due and are hereby tendered to the Lodges
in this City for the use of their Halls during this Session.
Moved, seconded and carried, That a vote of thanks be
tendered to the retiring Grand Master and other Officers for
their efficient services during the past year. 809
The minutes of the present Session having been read
it was on motion, Resolved, That the minutes be adopted as
read.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That this Grand
Lodge do now adjourn sine die.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
FRED'K DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
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Appeal from Decision of N. G 785
Appeal from Rebekah Degree Lodges 786
Appointments by G. M 768
Auxiliary Endowment Benefit Association 781
Balance Sheet Grand Lodge 781
Committees—Credentials 763, 764
Distribution 775, 793, 794
Finance 803
Investigation 786
Judiciary 795, 804
Laws of Subordinates 794
Petitions 795
Special 801, 802
Standing 808
State of the Order 797
Vacancies in 766
Constitution Grand Lodge 786, 797, 798, 800, 801, 802
Decisions 769, 772, 774, 785
Degrees          772
rt     Past Official 763, 765
Dispensations 7*69, 771, 772, 773, 774, 775
District Deputies, Reports of 771
Floor Work, Committee appointed by Sovereign Grand Lodge on.. .787
Grand Officers, Nomination, Election and Installation of.. .798, 801, 807
"     Lodge, Meeting ©f \    802
I     Master's Report 766
I Representative's Report 784
II Secretary's Report 775
"     Treasurers^ Report 783, 805
11     Treasurer to pay orders without Seal  805
Installations, Subordinate Lodges 767,773, 774, 77§
Instructors in Rebekah Degree 787
Johnstown Calamity, Subscriptions to 770, 782
Lodges, Power to Mortgage Property 770, 795
Members Joining by Card, Application for Degrees  772
11       Loss by Nonpayment of Dues 791
"      Retiring from Lodge Room 772,804
Solicitation of persons to become 786
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Membership, Qualification for 771, 791
Memorial Day 787
Mileage and per diem 802
Model By-laws for Subordinate Lodges 806
New Lodges 767, .76, 793, 795
Passwords Rebekah Degree Lodges 786
Patriarchal Circle 787
Petitions for Charters. 793,795
Petitions, Permission to Circulate 770
Proclamations 769
Rebekah Degree Books 787
| " Lodges '. .770, 786, 787
Secret Work 785
Sick Benefits to Members in I. O. O. F. Homes 788
Sovereign Grand Lodge, Statistics respecting 784
Subordinate Lodges, Terms and Officers of 788
Veteran Jewel 787
Visitations by Grand Master 768
Votes of Thanks 808  PAST GRAND MASTERS
% OF THE	
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*J. S. DRUMMOND 1874 Victoria Lodge, No. 1
JOHN WEILER 1875 Victoria Lodge, No. 1
tJ. P. DAVIES 1876 Columbia Lodge, No. 2
R. ROBERTS 1877 Victoria Lodge, No. 1
tW. J. JEFFREE 1878 Columbia Lodge, No. 2
CHARLES GOWEN 1879..... Victoria Lodge, No. 1
J. WRIGLESWORTH 1880 Dominion Lodge, No. 4
B. W. SHILES 1881 .New Westminster Lodge. No. 3
HENRY WALLER ...1882 Columbia Lodge, No. 2
ALEXANDER PHILLIPS 1883 Victoria Lodge, No. 1
W. D. McKILLICAN 1884 Dominion Lodge, No. 4
WM. MoCOLL i 1885.New Westminster Lodge, No. 3
FRED'K CARNE 1886 Victoria Lodge, No. 1
JOSHUA DAVIES 1887 Victoria Lodge, No. 1
JOSHUA DAVIES (re-elected)...1888 Victoria Lodge, No. 1
J. H. MELDRAM 1889 Columbia Lodge, No. 2
*Died 6th February, 1884. fDied 20th September, 1879.
{Died 18th March, 1885. ADDRESSES OF THE G^flND   OFFICERS
THE-
Granfl Lodge of British Columlija, 1.0.0. F.,
E. QUENNELL	
W.  EDMUNDS	
J. E. PHILLIPS	
FREO'K DAVEY	
A. W. SCOULLAR, P. U. M...
HENRY WALLER, P. G. M....
WM. McCOLL, P.G. M.... i-j
A. HENDERSON '
J. A. THOMPSON	
T. O. GRAY	
W. H. HUXTABLE 	
A. PARKER...    :..
W. H. FLEWIN 1
S. T. McINTOSH I
Mbs. DEMPSTER (for Rebekah j
Degree ' j
Grand Master Nanaimo
Deputy Grand Master Kamloops
Grand Warden New Westminster
"     Sec'y, P- O. Box 481, Victoria
Treasurer. Vancouver
Representative. Victoria
" New Westminster
Marshal Victoria
Guardian Wellington
Conductor Vancouver
Herald Victoria
Chaplain Vancouver
I  Victoria
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Instructors   4
Victoria
DISTRICT DEPUTY G^flflD JWASTEI^S
District No. 1 P. W. DEMPSTER  M. Victoria
No. 2 P. J. FOULDS
No. 3	
No. 4
No. 5
No. 6
No. 7
No. 8
 New Westminster
J. CROSSAN... Nanaimo
R. KILPATRICK Wellington
R. CAMPBELL Chilliwhack
j. B. HENDERSON... Vancouver
E. C. DAVISON...-.. Kamloops
W. J. YOUNG Union
No. 1 . .Rebekah Degree Lodges, MRS. FT. BISHOP. Victoria
|^° The next Annual Session of the Grand Lodge will be held at
Victoria, on Wednesday, the 11th day of February, 1891.
SUPPLIES.
The following rates will be charged for Supplies,  all Orders
which must be signed by the Secretary and bear the Seal of the Lodge
Subordinate Lodge Rituals $ 3
Ritual for Rebekah Degree Lodges only     3
Visiting and Withdrawal Cards and Dismissal Certificates	
Visiting and Withdrawal Cards for Rebekah Degree Lodges	
Book of Forms     1
Books of Odes, With Music     1
White's Digest    3
Additions to Digest 1882-1884, bound .% :
Lodge Odes (Subordinate and Rebekah)	
Anniversary Odes	
Fnneral Hymns with responses ,	
Funeral Ceremony	
Anniversary Ceremony .'	
Burial Ceremony, Daughter of Rebekah	
Certificates of Membership, on Plate paper	
Rebekah Certificate, on Plate paper	
Officers' Roll Book     1
Question Book     1
Order on Treasurer's Book, 250 orders     1
Initiation Petitions, form recommended by S. G. L (per 100)   1
Subordinate Lodge Degree Chart (each)   3
Bonnd Proceedings, Grand Lodge of B.C., 1874 to" 1885     2
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