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Array PROCEEDINGS 
OF THE 
13th Annual Session 
OF THE 
Grand Lodge of British Columbia 
OF THE 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows 
HELD AT 
Odd Fellows' Hall, Victoria, 
on  THE 
9th, 10th and 11th February, A. D. 1887. 
VICTORIA, B. O. 
MUNROE MILLER,  PRINTER,  BOOKBINDER,  ETC.
1887.  PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
3th Annual Session
OF THE
Grand Lodge of British Columbia 
OF THE
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
HELD AT
Odd Fellows' Hall, Victoria,
on THE
9th, 10th and; 11th February, A. D. 1887
VICTORIA, B. O.:
MUNROE MILLER. PRINTER, BOOK BINDER, ETC.
1887.  PROCEEDINGS
OF   THE
Grand Lodge of British Columbia, LO.O.F,
THIRTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION.
Odd Fellows5 Hall, Victoria,
9th February, 1887.
The Grand Lodge assembled   on the  above date at   10
o
O'clock A. M.
Present :—
F. Carne Grand Master.
J. H. Meldram Grand Warden.
F. Davey — Grand Secretary.
J. E. Phillips Grand Marshal.
W. H. Huxtable Grand Herald."
R. Scott Grand Chaplain.
J. Pope Grand Instructor.
The Grand Master appointed H. "Waller, P. G. M., to act
as D. G. M., and G. Maynard, P. G., as Grand Conductor.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The members present were examined in the Grand Lodge
Degree and reported duly qualified^ whereupon the Deputy
Grand Master, by command of the Grand Master, proclaimed
the Grand Lodge duly opened for the transaction of business.
The following were appointed as a  Committee on Creden- tials :    Eep. Mitchell, No. 1; Kep.  McColl,  P. G. M.,  Nc
3; and Rep. Scott, No. 6.
Report Read from Committee on Credentials :
Victoria, 9th February, 1887.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I O. O. F.:
Tour Committee on Credentials beg to report that they have examined the certificates and find the following accredited as Representatives to this Grand Lodge :
FROM VICTORIA LODGE, No. 1.
J. Davies, F. Carne,
F. Davey,
S. T. Styles,
A. Rome,
T. Davie,
J. G. Taylor,
W. H. Huxtable,
F. Page,
W. H. Flewin,
C. Hayward,
FROM COLUMBIA LODGE, No. 2.
M. Young,
F. Norris,
W. J. Pendray,
M. Baker,
S. Adler,
R. Lipsett,
J. Pope,
W. H. Mixer,
W. Croft
FROM NEW WESTMINSTER LODGE, No. 3.
E. S. Scoullar, L. F. Bonson, B. W. Shiles,
H. Hoy, W. McColl, J. E. Phillips,
S, T. Mackintosh, R. H. Baker, P. J. Foulds,
A. McCorvie,
FROM DOMINION LODGE, No. 4
W. Ralph,
P. A. Babington
E. Cameron.
EL McAdie,
W. H. Morton,
J. Phillips,
A. McGregor. 498
FROM HARMONY LODGE, No. 6,
R Scott,
J. L. Work
A. Clarkson,
J. Green,
J. McNeill,
J. Hoskins.
G. Williams,
E. Hoskins,
And that from the Certificates received, the following Past Grands
are entitled to seats in the Grand Lodge :
FROM VICTORIA LODGE, No. 1.
A. Phillips,
J. York,                           J. D. Robinson,
J. Gosnell,
J. Doughty,                    J. Weiler,
E. Fawcett,
J. Dixon,                         C. Hegele,
J. M. Read,
M. Hart,                          C. Gowen,
G. W. Anderson,
W. Irvine,                        R. Roberts,
J. Jackson.
E. C. Holden.
FROM COLUMBIA LODGE, No. 2.
W. Harrison,
W. F. Archibald,            J. Hawkins,
M. Humber,
J. Partridge,                   H. Waller,
J. E. McMillan,
A. B. Gray,                    J. W. Carey,
J. P. Goodhue,
R. Hall, Jr.
FROM NEW
WESTMINSTER LODGE, No. 3.
G. Turner,
H. Elliott,                     J. A. Calbick,
W. J. Armstrong.
FROM
DOMINION LODGE, No. 4
A. Gray,
H. Stnith,                        J. Creeden,
C. Todd,
F, T   Sherborne,
FROM BLACK DIAMOND LODGE, No. 5.
E. Quennell,
J. Hemer,                       S. D. Levi,
G. Norris,
G. Ramsay,                    W. Wilks.
Also, that the following are entitled to the Grand Lodge Degree :
F. Page, R. Mcintosh and W. H. Flewin, of Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
J. Pope, M. Young, J. Hawkins, W. Croft and W. H. Mixer, of Columbia
Lodge, No. 2.
H. Hoy, A. McCorvie, S. T. Mackintosh, R. H. Baker and P. J, Foulds,
of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3..
W. Ralph and E. Cameron, of Dominion Lodge, No. d.
R. Rivers and Thomas Harris of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
Edward Hoskins and J. L. Work, or Harmony Lodg^ No. 6. 499
On ace ,unt of the non-arrival of the mail, the certificates of the Representatives, etc., from Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, are not in our hands.
Bros. J. C. Henderson, P. G., and J. A. Campbell, P. G., are in attendance.
We are fully satisfied that these brothers are entitled to seats in this
Grand Lodge, and to be recognized as Representatives of their Lodge.
We therefore recommend that they be admitted on the condition that
the necessary certificates shall be forwarded to the Grand Secretary as
soon as possible.
Fraternally submitted,
THOS. R. MITCHELL,
WM. McCOLL,
ROBERT SCOTT,
Committee on Credentials.
Moved by H. Waller, P. G. M., No. 2, and seconded by
Rep. Phillips, No. 4, that the report be received and adopted.
Carried.
The Grand Marshal retired and introduced the following
Past Grands, on whom the Grand Lodge Degree was con-
ferred :
F. Page, Wo. 1; J. Pope, J. Hawkins, W. Croft, M. Young
and W. II. Mixer, No. 2: H. Hov, A. McCorvie and P. J.
Foulds, JSro. 3; E. Hoskins, No. 6: J. C. Henderson and J".
A. Campbell, No. 7.
The Grand Master appointed the following brothers to fill
vacancies on the Committees :
Finance —W. McColl, P. G. M., No. 3.
Petitions.—T. R. Mitchell, No. 1; W. H. Mixer, No. 2; B. W. Shiles,
P. G. M., No. 3; J. Wriglesworth, P. G. M., No. 4.
State of the Order.— J. Davies, No. 1; E. S. Scoullar, No. 3.
Legislation.—S. T. Styles, No. 1; H. Waller, P. G. M., No. 2; J. C.
Henderson, No. 7; E. Hoskins, No. 6.
The Grand Master then read his report of the past year :
Victoria, B. C, February 9th, 1887.
To the Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sirs and Brothers :
Since we last met another year has been added to the
history of Odd Fellowship in this Province, and in accordance with pre- 500
vious practice I beg to submit for your consideration a report of my
official actions during the time I have had the proud distinction of being
Grand Master of this jurisdiction.
The year just expired has been an eventful one for our Order in this
Province, from the fact that two new lodges have been added to our
number. In addition to this unusual occurrence I am pleased to state
that the membership of the older lodges has increased and that all appear
to be enjoying financial prosperity.
Attached hereto are the reports of my District Deputies, from which
it will be seen that the lodges under their supervision are flourishing.
I approve of their decisions with the following exceptions : Brother E.
S. Scoullar, of District No. 2, states that he decided, in answer to a question submitted to him, that it was not compulsory for every member of a
lodge, present, in good standing, to vote on the application of a candidate
for membership, although it was the duty of each member to do so. I
find, however, by section 1216 of White's Digest, 1882, that it is clearly
laid down that " every brother present in a lodge or encampment, if qualified to vote, is obliged to vote on all questions, unless excused by the
lodge or encampment." This is qualified by section 1217, which provides
that a brother shall not vote on a question in which he is directly interested.
I wish to point out, in connection with the negative answer given by
Brother J. McNeill, D. D. G. M. District No. 4, to a question submitted to
him as to whether the mother of an Oddfellow could join a Rebekah
Degree Lodge, that, although strictly correct at the time the decision
was given, that, by the action of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, at its last
session, the qualification has been amended, and the mother of an Oddfellow, if a widow, is now eligible to join the Rebekah Degree Lodge.
PROCLAMATIONS.
Having received the Proclamation of the Grand Sire, dated 4th February, 1886, to observe the 26th April, last, as the anniversary of the institution of our order in America, I issued a dispensation requesting all
jodges in this jurisdiction to observe this day in such appropriate manner as they might deem most fitting*.
I am in receipt of a Proclamation of the present Grand Sire, dated
12th October, 1886, in which he declares the following resolutions of the
last session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, found at page 10,659 of the
Proceedings, to be inoperative, and void in consequence of irregularity in
the manner of their adoption, viz. :
i\ Resolved—That in lieu of other regalia, members and visitors at the
| session of a Grand Body, wearing a scarlet ribbon, and at the session 501
" of a Grand Encampment a purple ribbon, both about one inch in width,
* on the lappel of their coat, shall be deemed to be in proper regalia/'
" Resolved—That the officers of the said Grand Bodies, in lieu of other
* regalia, may wear a ribbon, prescribed as above, with the jewel of their
" offices attached thereto."
The Grand Sire, in the exercise of the plenary powers vested in him
by the Sovereign Grand Lodge, to suppress the illegal organization
known as the u Patriarchal Circle/' has issued an important Proclamation, a copy of which is attached, requiring that all officers whether in
the Grand or Subordinate Lodges or Encampment, previous to their installation; all Representatives to Grand Lodges or Encampments, before
admission to their Grand Bodies ; and all applicants for membership in
the Subordinate Lodge or Encampments, previous to their admission-
shall "make an affirmation in the form therein provided, that they are not
members of the a Patriarchal Circle." As the neglect or refusal to carry
out the directions in this Proclamation on the part of any Lodge or Officer, involves, on conviction, the penalty of expulsion, I recommend
that a copy be sent to each Lodge in the jurisdiction, with instructions
to comply with the same.
INSTALLATIONS ANB  VISITS.
Accompanied by the officers of the Grand Lodge, residing in Victoria,
I installed the officers of Victoria Lodge, No. 1, on the 5th July, 1886 ;
Columbia Lodge, No. 2, on the 14th July, 1886, and Dominion Lodge, No.
4, on the 8th July, 1886.
I very much regret that indisposition prevented me from performing
this duty in these lodges in January last, but it was efficiently discharged
by Brother Meldram, G. W., and Brother Roberts P. G. M., assisted by the
other Grand Officers.
On the 22nd and 24th November last I visited Harmony Lodge, No. 6,
and Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, respectively, and witnessed and assisted in initiating a candidate into the mysteries of Odd Fellowship, in
each of these lodges.
I was received with great cordiality and have much pleasure in bearing witness to the correctness of the rendition of the work and the general efficiency of the officers.
NEW IiOPGBS.
Having occasion to visit England in April last, when I was absent from
the Province for about three months, I empowered Brother Quennell, D.
G. M., to perform the duties of Grand Master during my absence. 502
Brother QuennelPs actions in that capacity are set forth in his report
appended hereto.
During this absence, application was made and a dispensation issued
to institute a lodge in the prosperous settlement of Chilliwhack, and
this ceremony was performed by Brother Scoullar D. D. G. M. of District
No. 2, on the 24th May last, as set forth in his very interesting report
attached. I need not say what pleasure it would have given me to have
had the honor of instituting this lodge, had I been here and had been
requested to do so.
In response to a petition from seven members residing at Vancouver,
B, C, dated 5th January, 1887, for the establishment of a lodge of our
order in that city, I issued a dispensation authorizing them to meet and
operate a lodge until a charter is issued by this Grand Body, and also
commissioned Brother Scoullar, D. D. G, M. District No. 2, to institute
the same. This duty was performed by him and Vancouver Lodge, No.
8, was established on the 24th January, 1887, with sixteen members and
with every prospect oi success. A very severe cold, which confined me
to the house several days, prevented me from attending this auspicious
event and participating in the ceremony.
The petitions for these two lodges will be submitted to you and I recommend that a charter should issue in each case.
For some time past the Grand Secretary has been in correspondence
with persons at Kamloops who are desirous of forming a lodge of our
order in that town, and I think it probable that this event will be consummated in a very short time.
ENDOWMENT    FUND.
This valuable accessory to our system is growing, slowly. The action
of the committee, in conjunction with the Grand Secretary, in preparing
and furnishing each member in the jurisdiction with a circular containing the advantages derivable therefrom was commendable, and is bearing
good fruit.
E commend this association to your fostering care, and predict for it a
useful career. I refer you to the Grand Secretary's report for details as to
the present position of this association.
DEATHS.
I regret to inform you that the fell destroyer has visited our ranks
during the year and removed from our midst Brother J. Brunton, P. G
of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
I beg to suggest that the practice of other years should be followed 503
this case and a memorial page be inserted in the Proceedings of this session to record the brother's decease.
SOVEREIGN GRAND LODGE,  1886.
Following the example of my two immediate predecessors, I beg to
present you with a brief digest of the most important proceedings of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge, session of 1886.
The sixty-second annual session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge was
held in the historic and highly cultured city of Boston, Massachusetts*
on September 20th to 25th, 1886.
All the jurisdictions, subordinate to the Grand Lodge, were represented
with the exception of the Grand Lodges of Arizona, Chile, Denmark,
Switzerland, our own and the Grand Encampment of South Carolina.
The hospitality of the inhabitants of the city seems to have been unbounded, and the Grand Representatives appear to have had a very festive time. The great event of the week was the grand parade of the
order, which took place oh Wednesday, the 22d September, 1886, in
which some 15,000 Odd Fellows and over one hundred bands of music were
in line, forming a procession from six to eight miles in length, that required over two and one-quarter hours to pass a given point. A conspicuous feature in the procession was the muster of the Patriarchs
Militant, numbering between five and six thousand swords.
From the report of the Grand Secretary we gather the following statistics respecting the position of. the order on the 31st December, 1885 :
Sovereign Grand Lodge  1
Independent Grand Lodges (German Empire and Australasia)... 2
Subordinate Grand Encampments *  45
Subordinate Encampments  1,958
Subordinate Grand Lodges  * 65
Subordinate Lodges  8,181
Encampment members  94,791
Lodge members 534,233
Increase in lodge members     1,080
Relief paid by Lodges $1,960,418 00
Relief paid by Encampments       205,620 24
Relief paid by Rebekah Degree Lodges        14,863 69
Total Relief $2,180,901 93
Revenue of Lodges $4,764,111 96
Revenue of Encampments      473,652 00
Revenue of Rebekah Degree Lodges        71,924 81
Total Revenue  $5,309,688 77
Increase of Revenue $    35,380 88 01
From 1830 to Dec. 31,1885, the sum of $41,154,900 09 has been expended for relief.
A new feature in the reports this year is the statistics which have been
collected respecting Odd Fellows Beneficial Associations in operation-
Thes * returns are admittedly incomplete, yet they show that payments
have been made by these organizations to the families or representatives
of deceased brothers amounting to nearly eight million dollars, and that
they had funds on hand June 30, 1886, to the sum of $516,820 55.
The following is an abstract of new legislation effected and of the construction which has been given to existing laws :
Grand Lodges and Grand Encampments may provide for the exemplification of the Degrees of the Order, while open in the Scarlet Degree.
A Subordinate cannot expend its funds for a collation and ball even upon
the celebration of the anniversary of the Order, nor has a Grand Body
power to authorize its subordinates to make such expenditure, as it is not
for the " legitimate purposes of the Order."
A revised Ritual of the Rebekah Degree having been adopted, the said
Ritual is to be the only authorized work for this Degree on and after 1st
January, 1887.
Salary due an officer cannot offset his dues to entitle him to benefits if
taken sick and in arrears.
Standing of members in Encampment is not affected until one year
after suspension in Lodge, if under no disability in Encampment.
It is illegal to fine a member for absence from Lodge meetings.
Lodges and Encampments may omit meetings when they fall on a
National Anniversary, Thanksgiving Day, and other legally established
or generally recognized holidays.
The mother, widow, and unmarried step-daughter of an Odd Fellow may
receive the Degree of Rebekah or be admitted to membership in Rebekah Degree Lodge.
The Grand Sire to issue a proclamation annually calling on all Subordinate Lodges to celebrate the 20th October, or such other day as will be
more convenient to the Lodges, as a Memorial Day, and to engage in appropriate exercises respecting their deceased members.
The memorial from this Grand Lodge, in support of the proposed
amendment to the Constitution of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, to admit
persons to membership at 18 years of age, appears in full at page 10,370
of the proceedings, and was, on motion of P. G. Sire Nicholson, ordered
to be entered on the journals. The proposed alteration was rejected by
a vote of 77 against 67 in its favor. 505
The following Grand Officers were elected : John H. White, Grand
Sire, New York; Jno. C. Underwood, Dep. Grand Sire, Kentucky; Theo. A.
Ross, Grand Secretary, Maryland ; Isaac A. Shepperd, Grand Treasurer,
Pennsylvania.
Columbus, Ohio, was selected as the permanent location of the headquarters of the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
The next Annual Communication of the Sovereign Grand Lodge wijl
be held at Denver, Colorado, in September, 1887.
RECOMMENDATIONS.
We have now eight Subordinate Lodges in this jurisdiction, with the
probability of another being added shortly to the number, and it requires
no great stretch of the imagination to conceive the possibility of even two
Lodges being started next year, which will give us the coveted number
required to entitle a Representative from this jurisdiction to the mileage
and per diem when attending the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
In order to be prepared for this contingency, 1 would suggest the propriety of electing a qualified person as Grand Representative at this session—even if we are not fortunate enough to secure the necessary number
of Lodges, it is quite possible that some qualified brother may be journeying in the direction of Denver next September, and would like to
appear in the Sovereign Grand Lodge as the Representative of this
Grand Body, and in the event of the Representative elect being unable
to attend, he could resign and the other aspirant appointed by the Grand
Master to fill the vacancy. At all events, there would be no harm done
in electing a Representative at this meeting.
As a matter of general convenience and policy, I would advise that D.
D. G. Masters be appointed for each of the newly instituted Lodges at
Chilliwhack and Vancouver.
The expenses attendant on the opening of a new Lodge being necessarily
heavy I would recommend that the semi-annual tax due from Excelsior
Lodge, No. 7, Chilliwhack, to 31st December last, be remitted, and
that the Grand Secretary be instructed not to require the tax from
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, for the half year ending 30th June, next.
CONCLUSION.
The past year has not only been financially prosperous, but it has been
apparently characterized by harmony and unanimity, for I have not received a single appeal, nor has a question been propounded for my de
cision. 506
And now, brothers, allow me to express the hope that our deliberations
may be carried on with dispatch and good feeling, that every one will be
prompted by a patriotic desire to do that which will benefit our Order.in
this jurisdiction, and make it still more stable and beneficial than it has
hitherto been.
In retiiing from this elevated positio 1 to which you have elected me,
allow me to thank you for the honor thus conferred, and to bespeak a
generous and charitable construction for my actions. Any errors that I
have committed, I beg of you to attribute rather to a defect of the head
than of the heart. I sincerely love and admire Odd Fellowship ; it has
been my hobby for many years, and although I shall, at the completion
of this session, resign into your hands the trust you have bestowed, it
will not be to retire into ease or repose, but I shall continue to be as
active and assiduous a worker in the ranks as I have been in the past.
I remain, dear sirs and brothers,
Tours in F. L. and T.,
FRED'K. CARNE,
Grand Master.
Proclamation of the Grand Sire.
Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows:
Office of the Grand Sire, )
AnBiON   Orleans County, N. Y., December 23 1886.    J
To the Independent Order of Odd Fellows:
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Sovereign Grand Lodge
of the Independent Order of O id Fellows, I, John H. White, Grand Sire,
do hereby order and direct as follows :
First.—That no person holding membership in the Patriarchal Circle
or its successors, by whatever name it may be known, or in any secret
organization not authorized by the Sovereign Grand Lodge that has
heretofore or may hereafter require as a qualification for membership
therein a past, present -or future membership in this Order, shall be
elected or appointed to or installed in any office in any Grand or Subordinate Lodge or Encampment of Odd Fellows under the jurisdiction of
the Sovereign Grand Lodge ; aud it shall be the duty of all installing
officers, before installing into office any person who shall have been
elected or appointed to any office ^n any such Grand or Subordinate
Lodge or Encampment, to exact from each of such persons an affirmation
in the following form, viz.: 507
11, upon my honor as an Odd Fellow, do solemnly declare that I am
not now, and was not at the time of my election (or appointment) to the
office into which I am now about to be installed, a member of the Patriarchal Circle, or any successor thereof, by whatever name known, or in
any secret organization not authorized by the Sovereign Grand Lodge of
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, that has heretofore or does now
require as a qualification for membership therein, a past, precentor future
standing in this Order of Odd Fellows."
And any such person who shall neglect or refuse to take and subscribe
such affirmation shall not be installed into office, but the said office shall
be declared vacant, and the Lodge, or Encampment, as the case may be,
shall proceed to elect or appoint a qualified brother to fill the vacancy
thereby created.
Second.—That no person shall be elected to or received into membership in any Subordinate Lodge of Odd Fellows under the jurisdiction of
the Sovereign Grand Lodge, unless he shall subscribe an application for
membership which shall contain a declaration, upon his honor, that he
does not hold membership in the Patriarchal Circle, or any successor
thereof, by whatever name the same may be known or called.
Third.—That no Subordinate Encampment under the jurisdiction of
the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows*
shall elect to or receive into membership, any member of a Subordinate
Lodge, who shall not in his application, declare upon his honor as an Odd
Fellow, that he does not hold membership in the Patriarchal Circle or
any successor thereof, by whatever name the same may be known or
•called.
Fourth.—That all persons who shall hereafter claim to be admitted as
members of or Representatives to any Grand Lodge or Encampment of
this Order, shall take and subscribe the affirmation first herein set forth;
and no such Grand Lodge or Encampment shall hereafter admit to membership therein or as Representative thereto, any person who shall refuse to take and subscribe such affirmation.
Fifth,—That any Lodge, Encampment or officer who shall wilfully
neglect or shall refuse to carry out any of the provisions of the foregoing
orders or directions, or who shall violate the same, and any member of
the Order or person who shall thereafter become a member, who shall
falsely make, take or subscribe either of the foregoing affirmations, shall
be deemed guilty of conduct unbecoming an Odd Fellow, and upon conviction thereof shall be expelled. 508
All Grand Masters and Grand Patriarchs are required to promulgate
to their subordinates the above orders and directions, and they and all
Grand Lodges and Encampments shall cause the same to be obeyed.
JOHN H. WHITE,
Grand Sire.
Attest:   Theo. A. Ross,
Grand Secretary.
Nanaimo, B. C, Feb. 2, 1887.
F. Carne, Grand Master. •
Dear Sir and Brother.—On May 17,1886,1 granted a dispensation to
institute Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, Chilliwhack ; also, a dispensation on
same date authorizing the public dedication of a ball to the purposes of
Odd Fellowship, and permission to install the officers of the above Lodge
in public. These are all the official acts performed by me whilst acting
as Grand Master during your absence. Hoping to meet you all next
week,
I remain yours fraternally,
E. Quennemj,
Deputy Grand Master.
Office   of   the D.  D.  Grand   Master, District   No.  1, of the   Grand
Lodge of the Province of British Columbia.
Victoria, B. C, 4th February, 1887.
Fred'k. Carne, Esq., Grand Master Grand Lodge of B. C.
5 Dear Sir and. Brother.—I beg to furnish you with a report of my
acts as your Deputy for this District.
On 10th April, 1886,1 received an application from Dominion Lodge,
No. 4, for a dispensation to enable it to confer the Degrees of the Order
on a member on Sunday, 11th April, 1886, in consequence of the brother's
purpose to leave the Province next day. This dispensation I declined to
grant, and referred the Lodge to section 1269 of White's Digest, which
directs that " No Lodge or Encampment or Degree Lodge shall hold any
meeting for work or business upon Sunday, except for funeral purposes."
In the face of this it was impossible for me to grant the request.
On the 14th April, 1886,1 granted a dispensation to Dominion Lodge,
No. 4, empowering it to confer the three degrees on Brother Wm. Cowan,
a member of that lodge, in less time than the law allows, on account of
the brother's intention to leave the city. 509
I am pleased to report that the lodges in this city are enjoying general
prosperity, and are efficiently prosecuting the good work for which we
are combined.
I am, dear Sir and Brother, yours, in F. L. and T.,
GEO. H. MAYNARD,
Deputy Grand Master, District No. L
SPECIAL EEPORT DISTRICT No. 2.
New Westminster, B. C. 25th May, 1886.
To the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. O. O. F.
Dear Sir and Brother. —By your authority I proceeded to Chilliwhack
yesterday and instituted Excelsior Lodge, No. 7. I was ably assisted by
P. G. M. Brother Shiles, P. G. M. McOoll, P. G.'s Turner, Trew, Phillips,
Baker, McCorvie, and the officers and members of New Westminster
Lodge, No. 3. Through the kindness and generosity of Brother J. C. Henderson, of Excelsior, No. 7, a special steamer, with a band of music, was
placed at our disposal, and free tickets were issued to all Odd Fellows in
good standing, and their friends. About 150 availed themselves of this
generous offer. On arrival at Chilliwhack, we formed in procession and
marched to the village, where an address of welcome was read to us by
one of Chilliwhack's prominent citizens, and was replied to by several of
the brothers. We were then invited to partake of dinner, which was
served in a beautiful grove and was a great credit to the ladies of that place.
We then proceeded to the Hall, which was publicly dedicated to the use of
Odd Fellowship. After an initiation and conferring the degrees we instituted Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, with a membership of ten. The officers,
having been elected, we adjourned for supper, which was served in the
lower hall, free to^ll Odd Fellows and their friends. After doing ftill
justice to this meal, the officers were publicly installed, and at the conclusion of these ceremonies, a grand ball was given in honor of the event.
The flay was declared a public holiday, and there was a very large attendance at all the proceedings. Too much credit cannot be given to brother
J. C. Henderson, for the able and generous manner m which he provided
and carried out the programme for the day, and all present were unanimous in saying that they never enjoyed themselves better, and will long remember their visit to Excelsior Lodge, No. 7.
Yours fraternally,
E. S. SCOULLAR,
D. D. G. M. District No. 2. 510
New Westminster, B. C, January 28th, 1887.
Brother F. Carne, Grand Master Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., of B. C.
Dear Sir and Brother.—Herewith I submit my report as D. D. G. M.
for District No. 2, for your approval. By your command and with the
able assistanee oi Brothers P. G. Masters McColl and Shiles. and the
officers and members of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, I proceeded to
Chilliwhack on May 24th, 1886, and instituted Excelsior Lodge, No. 7;
also, installing their officers* This lodge has started under the most favorable circumstances, and I pre lict a grand future for it. The ceremony
of dedicating hall and installing officers was public, and a large number
of the residents witnessed the event. On July 8th, ably assisted by Brother P. G. M. McColl, I installed the officers of No. 3 into their respective
offices ; also, again on January 6th, 1887. No. 3 has progressed and prospered, both in numbers and financially, the past year.
I instructed Brother P. G. M. McColl to proceed to Chilliwhack and
install officers of Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, on July 6th, which he did, and
reports that lodge gaining steadily, I also instructed Brother P. G.
Henderson to install the officers of said lodge for the present term.
By your command I proceeded to Vancouver on 24th January, and instituted Vancouver Lodges No. 8, and installed the officers into their
respective chairs; also initiated and conferred degrees upon ten new
members* This lodge has started with a membership of sixteen, and
bids fair to become one of the strongest lodges in the Province.
It is with feelings of the greatest pleasure that I am able to report to
you the large increase in our membership upon the mainland, amounting
to over fifty, and trust, in the coming year, my successor may be able to
show as large an increase.
There was only one question regarding the interpretation of our laws
brought before me during my term of office, namely, as to whether it id1
compulsory for every member of a lodge present, in good standing, to
vote; on the application of a candidate for membership, my decision was,
while it is the duty of members in good standing to vote, yet, I could not
find anything in our laws to compel a member to do so. This decision
will* I trust, meet with your approval.
Before closing this report I would like to place on record the able assistance received from Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, in instituting Vancouver
Lodge, No. 8; they sending fourteen members to take part in this interesting ceremony, showing a marked contrast to tbe members of the Order upon Vancouver Island. I regret very much that you have not been
able to visit the mainland during-your term of office. I hope we may be
more fortunate in your successor, as I believe G.and Officers can do a 511
great deal of good to the Order in making occasional official visits to the
various districts under their jurisdictions*
Yours respectfully, and fraternally,
E. S. SCOULLAR,
D. D. G. M. District No. 2.
Nanaimo, B. C, January 15th, 1887.
To the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. O. 0- F.
Dear Sir and Brother.—I beg respectfully to submit the following
report of my actions as D. D. G. M.
I have the honor to report that my duties have been very light during
the past year. On July 14th the officers of Black Diamond Lodge, No.
5, were duly installed by the Depty Grand Master, Brother Ed. Quesnell.
On January 5th I attended Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, and installed
the officers elect. On the 21st April I granted a dispensation to Black
Diamond Lodge, No. 5, to initiate Walter Miles a week sooner than the
law permitted, as he wished to join in the celebration of the 26th of April.
On the 17th of March, 1886, a question was submitted to me for my decision. A brother having paid his dues to a certain date in advance,
would the brother be entitled to sick benefits to the date to which he had
paid, if between said dates there had been funeral or other assessments
charged against him. In my reply I slated that a brother would be in
good standing to the end of the term, and referred them to Article 4,
Sec. 3, of the Constitution.
On the 18th of August, 1886, a question was submitted to. me for my
decision as to the legality of reducing the sick benefits of a brother after
receiving benefits for the period of six months. In my reply I stated it
was legal, and referred to Article 4, Sec. 2 of the Constitution.
Black Diamond Lodge is in a prosperous condition, financially and
otherwise.
Yours fraternally,
W. BONE,
D. D. G. M. District No. 3.
Wellington, B. C, January 27th, 1887.
Brother Fred'k. Carne, Grand Master Grand Lodge of B. 0., L O. O. F.
Dear Sir and Brother.—In accordance with law, I beg respectfully to
submit my report as D. D. G. M. of District No. 4. 512
The officers of Harmony Lodge, No. 6, were duly installed by me on
July 12th, 1886, and again on January 10th, 1887. On May 17th, 1886, I
received a communication from Harmony Lodge, No. 6, inquiring whether
the mother of an Odd Fellow can join a Rebekah Lodge. I answered
—I do not find any authority for conferring this degree on the mother of
an Odd Fellow unless she is thewife or widow of an Odd Fellow.
Yours fraternally,
JOHN McNEILL,
D. D. G. M. District No. 4.
Moved by H. Waller, P. G. M., No. 2, and seconded by
Rep. Wriglesworth, P. G. M., No. 4, tliat the report be received and handed to a committee of three to distribute the
same to the various committees.    Carried.
The Grand Master appointed the following committee
on Distribution : H. Waller, P. G. M., No. 2; Eep. W. H.
Mixer, No. 2; and Rep. B. W. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3.
-Report of Grand Secretary read.
Office of Grand Secretary,
Victoria, British Columbia,
9th February, 1887.
To the Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers.—It affords me much pleasure in presenting
for your consideration a report of the wor of this office and of the Order generally in this jurisdiction during the past year. The progress
made is greater than it has been the duty of any incumbent of this office
to record since the institution of this Grand Lodge. Two new lodges
have been instituted—at Chilliwhack and Vancouver—under favorable
auspices, and with every prospect of a prosperous and useful career, and
there is little doubt but that still another will shortly be opened at
Kamloops.
The membership of the other lodges has increased and there is every
indication of a general revival of the Order in this Province, proving
that its latent energy has been awakened, and that its ennobling principles
and its sterling advantages are both recognized and appreciated.
The duties devolving on the Grand Secretary in connection with the
resolutions of the last session have been fully discharged. 513
A petition was prepared and despatched to the Sovereign Grand Lodge
asking for the remission of the Representative tax charged against iM&
Grand Lodge for the year 1886; the request was granted and the tax remitted—vide Proceadings Sov. G. L. pp. 10,379, 10,525, 10,660.
The amendments effected in the Constitution of the Grand Lodge last
session were reported and received the approval of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge.   Vide Proceeding Sov. G. L. pp. 10,371, 10,500 10,644.
As directed, a memorial was forwarded in support of the proposed
amendment to the Constitution of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, to permit the admission of members at 18 years of age. It waspresented by
Grand Secretary Ross and on motion orderedto be spread on the journal.
The opinion of the Grand Sire was solicited as to whether the adoption of the form of application for membership recommended by the
Sovereign Grand Lodge, session 1885, was compulsory. The Grand Sire
decided that the adoption of this form was not compulsory, and this decision was communicated to the subordinate lodges in this jurisdiction.
The attention of the subordinate lodges was called to the Proclamation
of the Grand Sire, included in the report of Grand Master "McColl, respecting membership in the Patriarchal Circle.
In compliance with a resolution of last session, the appeal of a committee of the Grand Lodge of Indiana for assistance to the Colfax Memorial Fund was sent to each subordinate lodge, and in response thereto
I received the following sums:—Victoria Lodge, No 1, $5; Columbia
Lodge, No. 2, $5 ; Dominion Lodge, No. 4, $5; Harmony Lodge, No. 6,
$4; total $19, which was duly remitted and the receipt of the treasurer
of this fund for this amount is on file in this office.
The proceedings of the last session were printed at the lowest price
obtainable and copies distributed in the usual manner. An index has
been added for facility of reference, and will, if continued, be of great
use when the next volume of Proceedings is bound.
The Finance Committee having reported on the question of payment
of Representatives, referred to them last session, a copy of this report
was transmitted to each lodge as directed. The report in question will
be presented for your consideration.
Copies of amendments made t > the by-laws of Victoria, New Westminster and Dominion Lodges have been received and were referred to
the Committee on Laws of Subordinates, without delay. The reports of
this committee will be laid before you, copies of which have been furnished the respective lodges.
Considerable correspondence has passed between some residents of
Kamloops and myself respecting the opening of a lodge of our Order in 514
that thriving place. Difficulty has been experienced in obtaining the
necessary five cards to accompany the petition, but this difficulty will
probably be overcome by one of the gentlemen interested coming to
Victoria to be initiated and taking his withdrawal card, which will make
the requisite numoer. I am credibly informed that between seventy and
eighty persons have signified their desire to join the lodge when opened.
By legislation of the Sovereign Grand Lodge last session, the number
of copies of the Proceedings of that Grand Body supplied to each Grand
Lodge is increased to one for each subordinate lodge in the jurisdiction,
and fifteen copies, for the use of the Grand Lodge, lam in receipt of
twenty-one copies, and beg to request instructions as to their disposal.
I would respectfully remind you that Brother Huxtable, Grand Herald,
is entitled to some recognition for cleaning, etc., the Grand Secretary's
office during the past year.
FINANCIAL   STATEMENT.
Amount of Cash Received Duking the Year.
For Supplies,
Victoria Lodge, No. 1 $4 25
Columbia Lodge, No. 2     3 00
New Westminster. No. 3     4 00
Dominion Lodge, No. 4  11 50
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5     3 00
Excelsior Lodge, No. 7   33 75
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8  33 00
For Tax Term ending 30th June, 1886,
Victoria Lodge, No. 1  72 00
Columbia Lodge, No. 2   52 40
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3  30 00
Dominion Lodge, No. 4  27 20
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5  42 80
Harmony Lodge, No. 6  33 20
For Tax Term ending 31st December, 1886,
.   Victoria Lodge, No. 1  71 20
Columbia Lodge, No. 2  53 20
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3  30 80
Dominion Lodge, No. 4  27 20
Black Diamond Lodge, No 5  44 40
Harmony Lodge. No. 6 .*  43 60
For Charter Fees,
Excelsior Lodge, No. 7  30 00
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8  30 00
$92 50
257 60
270 40
60 00
Total amount received and paid over to Grand Treasurer       S680 50 515
Obdebs Drawn on the Gband Tbeasubeb Dtjbing the Yeab.
1886.
Feb. 12—No. 1, F. Came,  mileage  $15 00
«   I            2, A. Phillips,       I      15 00
«   I .          3, J. Dixon,          1     15 00
"   "            4, F. Davey,          '<      15 00
*   "           5, J. H. Meldram,"     15 00
«.   "            6, G.H.Maynard,"      15 00
**   I            7, F. Norris,          !      15 00
"   "           8, H. W. Shiles,    "      15 00
1   1           9, J. E. Phillips, (No. 3) mileage  15 00
"   |          10, W. McColl,                    |         15 00
"   I          11, E. H Fletcher,               «         15 00
I   I         12, W. Walker,                    "         15 00
I   i          13, J. E. Phillips, (No. 4)    "         15 00
I   I          14, R. Scott,                         "         5 00
1   I          15, A. Clarkson,                    "         5 00
I   «'          16, J. McNeill                     "  5 00
I   I          17, J. Hoskins,                     "         5 00
1   I          18, J. Green,                         "         5 00
I   I          19, G. Williams, (No. 6)       "         5 00
I I          20, W. H. Huxtable, cleaning, Ac. Grand Sec'v office 10 00
"   "          21, W. H. Morton, Janitor  10 00
April 1,        22, J. A Cohen, printing Proceedings Grand Lodge 87 00
April 24,      23, Sovereign Grand Lodge, for supplies  19 11
June 4,        24, J.  A.   Cohen,  printing  forms  of   Bond   for
Treasurer and orders for A T. P. W  12 00
July 1,        25, Sovereign Grand Lodge, supplies  16 78
Aug. 16,      26, F. Davey, Grand Secretary, 6 months' Salary... 90 00
Dec. 1,        27, M. Miller, printing forms   . G.'s Certificates     .. 7 00
Dec. 6,        28, Sovereign Grand Lodge, supplies  28 39
1887.
Jan. 1,        29, Odd Fellows' Union, 12 months' rent Grand Secretary's office  60 00
Jan. 20,      30, Sovereign Grand Lodge, supplies  31 60
Feb. 2,       31, F. Davey, Grand Secretary, 6 months' salary  90 00
u 32, B. C. Stationery Co., Stationery for use of Grand
Lodge  2 38
|            33, Expressage Grand Lodge Boooks, &c, to Nanaimo, February, 1886  1 25
34, Customs charges and cost of remittances to Sov
ereign Grand Lodge for supplies  5 57
35, Grand Secretary, Postage and Sundries for 12 mos 12 70
Total  $708 78
SUMMARY.
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer, last report  $338 95
Total amount of Cash received  680 50
$1,019 45
Less Orders drawn .*  708 78
Leaving a balance in the hands of the Grand Treasurer of  $310 67 516
STOCK   ACCOUNT
Dr.
Cr.
$124 38
POBOHASED DUBING THE YEAB :
2000 Orders, A T. P. W	
$5 50
4 00
2 Grand Lodge Degree Books @ $2.00...
3 White's Digests @ $2.50	
7 50
25 Withdrawal Cards @ 20c	
5 00
75 Visiting Cards. @ 20c	
15 00
2 Subordinate Lodge Charters <§| 60c	
1 20
7 Subordinate Lodge Bituals @ $2.00	
14 00
3 Question book* @ $2.00	
6 00
3 Black Books @ $2.25	
6 75
2 00
2 Officers' Roll Books @1.00	
2 00
Incidental charges on above	
10 11
79 06
11 08
Profit during the year	
Sold Dtjbing the Yeab :
•
2 White's Digests @ $350	
7 00
2 Officers' Roll Books @ $3.00, do 1 @ $1.50
7 50
40 Lodge Odes @ 10c	
4 00
50 Initiation Petitions @ 2c	
1 00
60 Visiting Cards @ 25c	
15 00
16 Withdrawal Cards @ 25c	
4 00
165 orders for P. W. @ 5c	
8 25
7 Subordinate Lodge Rituals @ $3.00	
21 00
1 Question Book @ $3.50, and 1 do @ $3.00
6 50
1 Black Book @ $4.00, and 1 do @ $3.00..
7 00
2 50
Transfer to Expense Account:
2 Grand Lodye Degree Books @ 2.00	
4.00
1 White's Digest @ 2.50	
2 50
$90 25
Stock Sttll on Hand :
64 Books of Forms @ 85c	
54 401
3 Books of Odes, with Music @ 65c	
1 95
1 25
Orders for P. W i	
5 00
4 Rebekah Degree Books @ $1.00	
4 00
28 60
1 Officers' Roll Book @ $1.00	
1 00
12 Wiihdrawal Cards @ 20c	
2 40
40 Visiting Cards @ 22c	
8 80
11 Dismissal Certificates @ 22c	
2 42
8 Vols. Proceedings Grand Lodge @ $1 25
10 00
2 Subordinate Lodge Charters @ 60c ..,.
1 20
1 Question Book @ $2.00	
2 00
1 Black Book @ $1.25	
1 25
Being balance Dr. to said account per
Balance Sheet	
$124 27
$214 52 $214 52  518
The following abstract of the reports of the Subordinate Lodges
shews the work performed during the past year and also their present
condition:
Increase. Decrease.
Number of Lodges  8 2 —
44      of members in good standing        700 86
44     Initiated during the year         101 13 —
"     Admitted by Card  14 7 —
as A. 0  1 — —
44     Beinstated to Membership  2 — 2
"     Withdrawn  8 6 —
44     Deceased  6 — 5
44     Suspended  1 1 —
"     Ceased Membership by N. P. D.... 17 1
"     Eejected  1 — 1
44     Past Grands         117 9
44     of Brothers relieved      106 5
44     of Widowed Families relieved  5 — —
44     of weeks for  which Sick benefits
were paid        662 136 —
Amount paid for the relief of Brothers. ..$5774 75 $1016 75
44         I         4'         u      of widowed families  228 00      24 00
44 44 "     burying the dead  542 00 — $198 00
Total amount expended for relief 6,544 75     772 25 —
44 44 44 current expenses 5,652 86  2,402 48
44 44     of annual receipts 13,621 00 — 331 31
44     of assets 54,828 64 —       1,076 47
Average amount expended for relief per
member        9 55
Average duration of sickness per member, 6% days.
Average amount of assets per member, about $80.
Total amount disbursed for relief since formation of Grand Lodge*
$55,684 75.
AUXILIAET ENDOWMENT BENEFIT ASSOCIATION
The Committee appointed last session to assist in promoting the welfare of this association met and came to the conclusion that it was advisable in its interests that a circular should be prepared and circulated
amongst the brothers, calling their attention to the existence of this organization and pointing out its objects and gdvantages and soliciting 519
their co-operation in extending its usefulness. This was accordingly
done and a copy of a circular, to the above effect was sent to each
member of this jurisdiction whose address could be obtained, enclosing
a form of application for membership.
The position of this association at present is as follows :
Number of members per last report     100
Number of members admitted during the year      48
148
Number of members suspended for non payment of assessment No. 3        3
Number of members in good standing      145
Being a gain of forty-five members during the year. *
The amount received on the last assessment and now available to meet
the next claim is $231 00, as compared with $164 80, paid on the la$t
death.
I am happy to report that no death has occurred amongst the members of this association during the year now expired.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
OP    THE
AUXILIARY ENDOWMENT BENEFIT ASSOCIATION.
ENDOWMENT FUND.
BECEIPTS.
Balance in Grand Treasurer's hands, per last report $ 21 30
Received for assessments    214 10
$235 40
MANAGEMENT FUND.
BECEIPTS.
Balance in Grand Treasurer's hands per last report  $ 182 68
Keceived for Entrance Fees 7ZZZ1 M 00
Beceived for Dues M"*" 190 34
Beceived for Interest^ Savings Bank, to 30th June^ '86.. 5 29
$426 81 520
DISBURSEMENTS.
1886.
16th Aug.   Order No. 1—F. Davey, Grand Secretary, salary, 6 months $ 25 00
16th Dec.   Order No. 2—J. A. Cohen, Printing     18 00
1887.
2nd Feb.   Order No. 3—F. Davey, Grand Secretary, sal-
n  n -r, ,     ^ ,    . ary, 6 months     25 00
2nd Feb.   Order No. 4—F.   Davey,   Grand   Secretary,
postage, 12 months     10 25
78 25
Balance
$348 06
SUMMAEY.
BALANCES IN HANDS OF GBAND TREASURER.
Endowment Fund $ 235 40
Management Fund   348 06
$583 46
I have received many enquiries as to the purpose of the accumulation
in the Management Fund. There is certainly no need of a surplus in
this Fund, but the amount contributed to it as dues by each member is
so small (123^c. per month) that it seems inadvisable to reduce it. In
order, therefore, to utilize this surplus, and at the same time add to the
stability of the association, I shall have much pleasure in submitting for
your favorable consideration an amendment to its rules providing for
the creation of a Beserve Fund out of the surplus of the Management
Fund, from which the benefits may be paid when the number of deaths
in a year exceed a certain percentage of the number of members. This
will have the effect of remedying a defect which exists in most assessment
societies and serve, in a measure as a safeguard that members shall not
be called on for more than a limited number of assessments per year.
When this association attains larger proportions it may be necessary to
appoint and remunerate agents in the various places to look after its business and to collect aud forward the monies as they become due, but we
must, I fear, trespass a little longer on the gratuitous services of the
iriends of this organization to perform these duties.
I am sorry that I cannot report a more rapid growth in this association.
Its increase has been slow but steady, and it is possible that after awhile,
by patient and unwearying labor, we may realize the consummation of
our hopes in having a society that will be in a position to pay at least
$1,000 on the death of one of its members.
A report on this association was furnished the Sovereign Grand Lodge 521
and appears in the returns of similar societies in operation in our order
at pages 10,316 and 10,318 of the Proceedings.
In conclusion, I desire to express my thankfulness for the kindness
and consideration that I have received at the hands of the brothers on all
occasions, and to urge them to fresh efforts in the good cause in which we
are all engaged. Our success in the past year should serve as an incentive to further endeavors. What hinders us from being able next year to
report two more lodges and an aggregate of 1,000 members ? Our jurisdiction could then claim all the rights and privileges enjoyed by other
Grand Lodges, and be entitled to send two representatives to the Sovereign Grand Lodge, where I am assured they would be warmly welcomed.
With our increasing population and the number of settlements in the
Province where the opening of a lodge of our Order would be a great
boon to the settlers in many ways, this object should be easy of attainment.   Trusting that it may be realized speedily,
I am, dear sirs and brothers,
Yours in F. L. and T.
FBED'K DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
Moved by P. G. M. Waller, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Scoullar, No. 3, that tbe report be received and handed to the
committee appointed to distribute the report of the Grand
Master.    Carried.
Moved by P. G. M. Waller, No. 2; and seconded by Rep.
Maynard, No. 2, that the Grand Lodge adjourn to 1:30 p. m.
Carried.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned. o
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AFTERNOON SESSION.
The Grand Lodge met at 1:30 p. m., pursuant to adjournment.
Present:—
F. Carne Grand Master
Henry Waller, P. G. M Acting Deputy Grand Master
J. H. Meldram Grand Warden
F. Davey Grand Secretary
J. E. Phillips Grand Marshal
F. Page Grand Conductor
B. Scott Grand Chaplain
The Grand Marshal having examined those present reported all duly qualified.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present, whereupon the Grand Lodge was declared duly opened for business.
Report read from the Committee on Distribution.
To the Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers.—The undersigned committee, appointed to
distribute the report of the Grand Master, beg to report as follows :
All that portion of the Grand Master's Eeport referring to the welfare
and condition of this jurisdiction, be referred to the Committee on State
of the Order.
All that portion of the Beport referring to affirmation of candidates
previous to initiation, and also elective officers previous to installation,
be referred to Committee on Legislation.
All that portion of the Beport referring to the establishment of new
lodges, and all that portion of the District Deputies' reports be referred
to the Committee on Petitions.
All the decisions upon questions of law given by the Grand Master or
his Deputies be referred to a special committee of three representatives.
All that portion of the Beport referring to the state of the finances in
this jurisdiction only, be referred to the Committee on Finance.
That portion of the Beport referring to the Proceedings of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge we do not think it necessary to deal with. 523
All the District Deputies' Beports, with the exception of those portions
given to the Special and Petition Committees, be referred to Committee
on State of the Order.
Yours fraternally,
H. WALLEB,
B. W. SHILES,
W. H. MIXEE,
Committee on Distribution.
Moved by Rep. Mitchell, No. 1, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, No. 4, that the Report be received and adopted.
Carried.
Moved by Rep. Scott, No. 6, and seconded by Rep. McCor-
vie, No. 3; that the Reports of the D. D. G. Masters be read
by the Grand Secretary.    Carried.
These Reports were then read.
Report read from the Committee on Distribution.
To the Grand Lodge of 1 O. O. F., of B. C.
Dear Sirs and Brothers.—Your Committee on Distribution of the
Grand Secretary's Eeport beg to recommend as follows:
All that portion of the Beport relating to finances, both of the Grand
Lodge and Endowment Association, and also that portion, on page 4,
referring to the Grand Herald, be referred to Committee on Finance.
The balance of the Beport be referred to the Committee on State of
the Order.
H. WALLEB,
W. H. MIXEE,
B. W. SHILES,
Committee on Distribution.
Moved by Grand Secretary and seconded by P. G. M. Waller, No. 2, that the Report be received and adopted.   Carried.
The Grand Master appointed Rep. Mitchell, No. 1, Rep.
Norris, No. 2, and Rep. McCorvie, No. 3, as the Special
Committee to report on the Decisions of the Grand Master
and District Deputy Grand Masters. 524
The Grand Secretary gave the following notice of motion:
Odd Fellows' Hall, Victoria, B. C, 9th February, 1887.
To the Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers.—I hereby give notice that I will move tomorrow the following amendment to the rules of the Auxiliary Endowment Benefit Association of this Grand Lodge, viz: add to the rule on
page 9, respecting "Funds," the following:
In case there shall appear by the Annual Statements of the Grand
Secretary and Grand Treasurer that there is a surplus amount of cash in
the Management Fund, after paying all liabilities, the Grand Lodge may
set apart such portion of said surplus as may be deemed advisable to
form a Beserve Fund, of which a separate account shall also be kept.
Add to the rule respecting "Benefits," at page 10 :
In the event of the number of deaths of members of this Association
in any Grand Lodge year exceeding one per cent, of the total number of
members oE this Association, the Executive Officers may pay from the
Beserve Fund the benefits due on such deaths in excess of the percentage
before mentioned, provided there be sufficient money in the said Beserve
Fund. The amount so paid shall be equivalent to the total amount
realized by the preceding assessment, or the sum paid on the death immediately preceding.
FBED'K DAVEY.
Report read from Committee on Legislation :
To the Grand Master and Bepresentatives.
Dear Sirs and Brothers.—We, your committee, beg to report
that we have considered the Proclamation of the Grand Sire in regard to
the Patriarchal Circle, and would recommend that copies of the affirmation contained therein be printed by the Grand Lodge and distributed
to all the Lodges in this jurisdiction, with instructions to insert the same
in their Bituals, and also in their Question Book, and every candidate be
required to give the same previous to his initiation.
And, also, that a copy of the same affirmation be inserted in the Bituals
of this Grand Lodge, to be given by all officers previous to installation.
H. WALLEB,
EDWABD HOSKIN,
S. T. STYLES,
WM. CBOFT,
JNO. C. HENDEESON,
M. YOUNG,
Committee on Legislation. 525
Moved by Rep. Scott, No. 6, and seconded by Rep. Maynard, No. 2, that the Report be received and adopted.
Carried.
Report read from Committee on Laws of Subordinates :
Victoria, B. C, 19th June, 1886.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers.—We, your Committee on Laws of Subordinates, beg to report that we have examined the By-Laws of Dominion
Lodge, No. 4. submitted to us by the Grand Secretary, and approve of
the same, with the following exceptions :
Art. Ill, page 39—Duties of the V. G. The words "and charges? in the
4th line should be struck out, being contrary to Bole 3, Sec. 1, Art. VII
of the Constitution, which provides that the Committee on Charges shall
be elected by ballot.
Art. XVI—Dues—Section 1. All the words after the word "quarter,"
in the 4th line, should be expunged, being contrary to the Laws of the
Order as laid down in Sec. 740, page 173 of White's Digest, which states
that the By-Laws of a Lodge providing that member's dues must be paid
"previous to the election of officers, or he shall not be entitled to vote,"
is in conflict with the Laws of the Order.
Art. XXII—Fines and Penalties—Sec. 1. The words "except he be
absent from the city, in which case he shall be allowed an additional time
of two months," are not in accordance with Art. IV, Sec. 4 of the Constitution for Subordinate Lodges in this Jurisdiction, which provides
that "When any member's account shows an indebtedness of three
months' dues, the Brother shall not be entitled to benefits." This view
is supported by a decision of the Grand Lodge, at its last Session, page
478 of Proceedings, which affirms that it is not competent for Lodges to
grant such exceptional extension of time to Brothers residing at a distance from their Lodge. The words in question should, therefore, be
struck out.
Art. XXIV. Sec. V, line 2. The words "that the printed copies shall
have been received by the Lodge," should be struck out and the- Section
made to harmonize with Sec. 2 of Art. XIH of the Constitution, which
provides that the By-Laws of a Lodge "are in force from the time of
their adoption, subject to the approval of the Grand Lodge."
Eespectfully submitted, in F. L. and T.,
B. LIPSETT,
JAMES POPE.
WM. STEELE,
Committee on Laws of Subordinates. 526
Moved by P. G. M. Waller, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Young, No. 2, that the Report be laid on the table and considered to-morrow.    Carried.
Report read from Committee on Laws of Subordinates :
Victoria, B. C, 27th January, 1887.
To the Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., of the Province of British Columbia :
Dear Sirs and Brothers.—We beg to report that we have approved of
the following amendment to the By Laws of Victoria Lodge. No. 1,1. O.
O. F., viz.:
Article XVI.   insert additional, section 2, as follows :
" On the death of a member of this lodge, who was, at the time of his
death, in good standing, and when funeral benefits are paid, each member shall be assessed fifty cents; and when funeral benefits are paid on
the death of a member's wife or widow, each member shall be assessed
twenty-five cents ; all these assessments shall be paid to the Sick and
Funeral Fund."
We are, dear Sirs and Brothers, yours fraternally,
B. LIPSETT,
WM. STEELE,
J. POPE,
Committee on Laws of Subordinates.
Moved by Rep. Huxtable, No. 1, and seconded by P. G.
M. Waller, No. 2, that the report be received and adopted.
Carried.
Report read from Committee on Laws of Subordinates.
Victoria, B. O, 25th January, 1887.
To the Grand Lodge, L O. O. F., of the Province of British Columbia :
Dear Sirs and Brothers.—The undersigned members of the Committee
on Laws of Subordinates beg leave to report that we have considered the
amendments to the By-Laws of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, submitted by the Grand Secretary, and recommend the same for adoption with
the exception of the proposed amendment to Sec. 2 of Art. XXII, from
which the words "from the city" should be expunged, and the words "at
a distance of fifty miles from the lodge" inserted in lieu, so as to make
the same conform to clause 1, Sec. 1 of Art. VII of the Constitution of
Subordinate Lodges. 527
In perusing the copy of the By-Laws of this lodge, we find the following alterations necessary in addition to those passed by the lodge :
Article III. Duties of V. G., provides that this officer shall appoint
the minority of the Committee on Charges, but, inasmuch as the Constitution of subordinate lodges, by Eule 3, of Sec. 1, Code of Procedure,
Art. VIII, directs that this committee shall be elected as therein laid down,
the words "and charges," in the By-Laws referred to should be struck
out.
Art. XX, Section 1. Benefits. This Section, after providing the Conditions under which Sick Benefits shall be paid, and the rate of these
benefits to the members of different Degrees, continues as follows : "except he was absent from the city, in which case he must comply with the
requirements of the Second Section of this Article." We think this is
a clerical error which has by some means crept into the By-Laws of other
Lodges in this jurisdiction. The second Section referred to directs how
a member taken sick at a point remote from the Lodge shall act, but does
not qualify, in any respect, the conditions of Section 1, to which there
should be no exception, whether the member resides near or removed
from his Lodge. The words in question, in our opinion, apply to and
should be added to the next clause, which would then read : "His
benefits shall not commence more than one week previous to the time
of being reported to the Lodge, except he was absent from the city, in
which case he must comply with the requirements of the Second Section
of this Article," i. e. send an attested statement of his case, etc.
Sec. 5 of Art. XXIV should also be amended by striking out the words
"that the printed copies shall have been received by the Lodge? and the substitution of the words "of their adoption, subject to the approval of the
Grand Lodge," so as to make this section harmonize with Art. XIII, Sec.
2 of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges.
Fraternally submitted, in F. L. and T.,
JAMES POPE,
B. LIPSETT,
WM. STEELE,
Committee on Laws of Subordinates.
Moved by P. G. M. Waller, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Croft, No. 2, that the report be laid on the table and considered to-morrow.    Carried.
The Grand Marshal was directed to retire and introduce
P. G. Mcintosh, No. 1, and this Brother was admitted and
the Grand Lodge Degree conferred on him. j 528
Report read from Committee on State of the Order.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers.—Your Committee, to whom was referred so
much of the Grand Master's Beport as refers to the decision of E. S.
Scoullar, D. D. G. M. "that it was not compulsory for every member of
a Lodge present in good standing to vote on the application of a candidate for membership, although it was the duty of each member to do
so," beg to report that we find there are three modes of voting, one by
ballot, by viva voce, and by ayes and nays. That all questions are determined by one or the other of these modes, but that the Sovereign
Grand Lodge seems to recognize all things as "questions," and if members are qualified, must vote.
Your committee is not prepared to recommend the appointment of a
Grand Bepresentative to the Sovereign Grand Lodge until we have such
privilege by right.
Your committee advise the appointment of a D.D. G.-M. for Chilli"
whack, but not at Vancouver, at present.
That the recommendation of the Grand Master to remit the Semi-Annual Tax to Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, to the 31st December, 1886, be approved; and, also, that Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, shall not be taxed to 30th
June, 1887.
Your committee recommend that the word "acting" be amended by
substituting "Deputy" in the sixth line of the D. D. Grand Master's Beport of District No. 3.
Bespectfully submitted,
Wr EOBEBT SCOTT,
E. S. SCOTJLLAB,
P. J. FOULDS,
A. McCOBVIE,
JOSHUA DAVIES,
Committee on State of the Order.
Moved by P. G. M. Waller, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Scoullar, No. 3, that the Report be received and adopted.
Moved by Grand Secretary, and seconded by Rep. Phillips,
No. 4, that the Report of the Committee be adopted, with
the exception of the clause referring to the election of a
Grand Representative. 529
On being submitted to the vote the amendment was defeated .    The original motion was then put and carried.
Moyed by P. G. M. Waller, and seconded by Rep. Meldram,
No. 2, that this Grand Lodge do now adjourn to 8 o'clock
this evening.    Carried.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned.
EVENING SESSION.
The Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment at 8:40
m.
Present:—
F. Carne Grand Master
E. Quennell. Deputy Grand Master
J. H, Meldram Grand Warden
F. Davey	
G. Norris	
J. E. Phillips...
G. H. Maynard.
F.Page	
W. H. Huxtable
E. Scott	
Secretary
Treasurer
Marshal
Guardian
Conductor
Herald
Chaplain
The Grand Marshal examined all present, and reported
them correct.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present, and the
Grand Lodge was proclaimed open for business.
The Grand Marshal retired for the purpose of introducing
the Past Grands in attendance, and the Grand Lodge Degree
was conferred on the following Past Grands:—
W. H. Flewin of Victoria Lodge, No. 1;  E.  A. Cameron 530
of  Dominion   Lodge, No. 4;  and Thomas Harris and R.
Rivers, of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
The Election of Grand Officers for the ensuing year being
the next order of business, the following were nominated for
the respective chairs:—
For Grand Master.
Edward Quennel of No. 5,
nominated by Rep. Bone, No. 5.
Joshua Davies of No. 1,
nominated by Rep. Mitchell, No. 1.
For Deputy Grand Master.
Robert Scott of No. 6,
nominated by Rep. Mitchell, No. 1.
J. H. Meldram of No. 2,
nominated by Rep. Mixer, No. 2.
Bro. Scott declined the nomination.
For Grand   Warden.
Robert Scott, of Np. 6,
nominated by P. G. M. Waller, No. 2.
For Grand Secretary.
|F. Davey, of No. 1, ' mW
nominated by Rep. G. EL. Maynard, No. 2.
For Grand Treasurer.
G. H. Maynard, of No. 2,
nominated by Rep. Young, No. 2.
W. Walker, of No. 4,
nominated by Rep. Phillips, No. 4.
E S. Scoullar, of No. 3,
nominated by Rep. Fletcher, jf0# ^ 531
The Grand Master appointed Rep. McAdie, No. 5, and
Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, as Tellers.
The ballot was spread for the election of Grand Master,
and the following result announced:—
Number of votes cast, 49.    Number necessary to elect, 25-
E. Quennel received 18 votes.    J. Davies received 31 votes.
Rep. J. Davies was declared duly elected as Grand Master
for the ensuing year.
It was moved by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, and
seconded by Rep. Phillips, No. 4, that the Grand Secretary cast the Ballot for the election of Bro. J. H. Meldram
to the office of Deputy Grand Master. Carried. This was
done, and Bro. Meldram declared duly elected as Deputy
Grand Master for the ensuing year.
It was moved by Rep. Mitchell, No. 1, and seconded by
Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, that the Grand Secretary cast
the ballot for the election of Bro. R. Scott, to the office of
Grand Warden. Carried. The Ballot was cast accordingly,
and Bro. Scott declared duly elected as Grand Warden for
the ensuing year.
It was moved by Rep. Shiles, P. G. £M., No. 3, and seconded by Rep. Phillips, No. 4, that the Deputy Grand
Master cast the ballot for the election of Bro. F. Davey, to
the office of Grand Secretary. Carried. This was done and
Bro. Davey declared|duly'elected as Grand Secretary for the
ensuing year.
The ballot was spread for the election of Grand Treasurer,
and the following result announced:—
Number of votes cast, 53.    Number .necessary to elect, 27.
Bro. Maynard received 11 votes. Bro. Walker received 17
votes,   Bro. Scoullar received 22 votes.    Blank, 3 votes. 532
Neither candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast,
the name of Bro. Maynard was dropped, and the ballot again
spread with the follovtfing result:—
Number of votes cast, 53.    Number necessary to elect, 27.
Bro. Walker received 27 votes. Bro. Scoullar received 26
votes.
Bro. Walker was declared duly elected as Grand Treasurer
for the ensuing year.
Report read from Grand Treasurer.
Nanaimo, B. C,
uary 9th, 1887.
To  the Grand Mas c r,   Officers^ and  Bepre entatives of  the  Grand
Lodge of British Columbia,!! 0..0. F.
Sirs and Brothers.—I herewith submit my Beport as Grand Treasurer
for the year ending this date, comprising'#the following statements :
(L)   Grand Lodge Account of Beceipts and Expenditures.
(2.)   Endowment Association, Management Fund.
(3.)   Endowment Association, Endowment Fund.
(4.)   Summary of Beceipts and Disbursements.
(5.)   Abstract of Balances.
All of which is respectfully submitted, in F. L. and T.,
GEOEGE NOEEIS,
Grand Treasurer. GRAND LODUE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, I. 0. O. F.
Grand Lodge Account.
Dr.
To cash received from late Grand Treasurer. .$338 95
'          I          I     Grand Secretary  12 00
I          1          1          I            "         16 78
|          "          1    Black Diamond Lodge, 42 80
(per capita tax)
I         I         I    Harmony Lodge  33 20
(per capita tax)
|         1         |    Grand Secretary  90 00
H                   ii                   ii                   ii                       ii rj   AA
I         |         1         I           "         28 39
<{         I         I         I           "         60 00
|         1         1     Black Diamond Lodge, M 40
(per capita tax)
"          1         "    Harmony Lodge  43 60
(per capita tax)
1 I I     New Westminster Lodge, 30 80
(per capita tax)
"          I          rt     Grand Secretary  3160
I          |          rt            "          M          Ill 90
I          "          "          M          "          128 03
$1,019 45 534
Grand Lodge Account.
1886.
Feb. 12,
April 1,
24,
June 4,
July 1,
Aug. 16,
Dec. 1,
6,
1887.
Jan.   1,
20,
Feb. 2,
Or.
By Order No. 1—Frederick Carne  $15 00
2—A. Phillips  15 00
"              3—J. Dixon  15 00
"              4—F. Davey  15 00
"              5—J. H. Meldram  15 00
f             6—G. H. Maynard  15 00
"              7—F. Norris  15 00
5              8—B. W. Shiles..,  15 00
"              9—J. E. PhiUips  15 00
"            10—W. McColl  15 00
"            11—E. H. Fletcher  15 00
|            12—W. Walker  15 00
I            13—J. E. PhiUips  15 00
I            14—B. Scott  5 00
"            15—A. Olarkson  5 00
"           16—J. McNeill  5 00
I            17—J. Hoskins  5 00
"            18—Jas. Green :... 5 00
"            19—G. Williams  5 00
«           20—W. H. Huxtable  10 00
I            21—W. H. Morton  10 00
"            22—J. A. Cohen  87 00
" 23—Grand Sec'y, (Sov. G. Lodge) 19 11
I            24—J. A. Cohen  12 00
I 25—Grand Secretary, (supplies).. 16 78
« 26—   1          I           (salary).... 90 00
27—M. Miller  7 00
" 28—Grand Secretary, (supplies).. 28 39
"           29—Odd Fellows' Union  60 00
" 30—Grand Secretary, (supplies).. 31 60
* 31—          I                 (salary).... 90 00
" 32—          I                 (staitonery. 2 38
| 33—          I                (expressage) 1 25
I 34—          1                (duty, supl.) 5 57
« 35—          I                (postage)... 12 70
$708 78
Balance, Cash in hands of Grand Treasurer    $310 67 235
ENDOWMENT ASSOCIATION  OF GRAND LODGE OF BRITISH
COLUMBIA,   I. O. O. F.
Management Fund.
1886, Dr.
Feb. 13—To cash received from previous Treasurer... $178 02
" Transfer of Int. from Endowm't Fd.,     4 92
Apr. 24 I      from Grand Secretary     19 11
Aug.16 " I " ...%     25 00
Dec. 16 % I "      18 00
1887,
Feb.   2 " i "   174 75
" Interest in Savings Bank      5 29
9 " Grand Secretary       148
$426 57
1886, Cr.
Aug. 16—By Order No. 1—Grand Secretary Davey $25 00
Dec. 16 " 2—J. A. Cohen  18 00
1887,
Feb.  2 | 3—Grand Secretary  25 00
| 4— I   10 25
$78 25
Feb. 9—By Balanse, Cash in Grand Treasurer's hands    $348 32
Endowment Fund.
1886, Dr.
Feb. 13—To cash received from late Grand Treasurer. $26 22
April 24      " | Grand Secretary 152 00
1887,
Feb.    2      " " "     60 50
9      | I «       1 60
$240 32
1887, Or.
Feb. 9—By transfer of interest from Endowment Fund, $4 92
$4 92
Balance in Grand Treasurer's hands     $235 40 536
GRAND   LODGE   OF   BRITISH  COLUMBIA,   I. O. O. F
SUMMARY.
BECEIPTS.
To amount received on account Grand Lodge $1019 45
" " Management Fund... 426 57
" I Endowment Fund...   240 32
$1,686 34
DISBURSEMENTS.
By Grand Lodge, as per vouchers. $708 78
" Management Fund,      "              78 25
I Endowment Fund,        I               4 92
$791 95
Balance      $894 39
Abstract of Balances.
Grand Lodge $310 67
Endowment Association, Management Fund   348 32
" 1 Endowment Fund 235*40
$894 39 537
Moved by P. Gr. M. Waller, No. 2, and seconded by-
Rep. Young, No. 2, that the report be received and handed
to the Finance Committee.    Carried.
Report read from Committee on State of the Order.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
With reference to the report of the D. D. G. M. of District No. 2. We
notice with pleasure, the zeal and energy displayed by that officer, he
having instituted two lodges, and dedicated the Chilliwhack Hall,
besides installing officers, both in public and in private, and
conferring degrees, the work done in his district exceeds that of any
other. His report shows the enthusiasm of Chilliwhack Lodge in attending
the institution of Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, and the lively interest which
the members on the Mainland possess. It is to be regretted that no
Grand Lodge Officer visited the Mainland during the year.
EOBEET SCOTT,
A. McCOEVIE,
J P. J. FOULDS,
JOSHUA DAVIES,
Committee on State of the Order.
Moved by P. Gr. M. Waller, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Shiles, P. Gr. M., No. 3, that the report be received and
adopted.    Carried.
Report read from Committee on Petitions.
Moved by Rep. Hoy, No. 3,-and seconded by Rep. Shiles,
P. Gr. M., No. 3, that the report be received and adopted.
Moved by Grand Secretary and seconded by Rep. "Walker,
No. 4, that the report be handed back to the Committee for
amendment.    Carried.
Amended report presented and read.
To the Grand Master, Officers and Members
of the Grand Lodge of B. C.
Dear Sirs and Brothers:—Your Committee on Petitions to whom was
referred that portion of the Grand Master's report with regard to granting charters to Excelsior Lodge, No. 7 and Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, beg
to report as follows:— 538
1. With regard to Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, we recommend that a
charter be granted said Lodge, and congratulate the Order in this jurisdiction upon the institution of a Lodge in so prosperous a district.
2. That a charter be also granted to Vancouver Lodge, No. 8. With
regard to the communication from the Eec. Sec. of the above Lodge, requesting that one of intending charter members names be dropped, on
account of his departure from the Province, your Committee find by
referring to White's Digest, sec. 1165, that the said Brother is not entitled to have his name entered as a charter member.
Your Committee also approve of the actions of the D. G. M. in issuing a
dispensation to Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, during the absence of the Grand
Master.
We approve of the decision of D. D. G. M. Maynard, in not granting the
dispensation to Dominion Lodge to confer the degrees on a Sunday.
With reference to that portion of the G. M.'s report, in which he
states that a bad cold prevented him from being present at the institution of Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, your Committee regret the occurrence,
and congratulate him on his recovery.
With respect to those portions of the Officer's reports, referring to the
correspondence with persons at Kamloops, with a view to instituting a
Lodge in that growing district, we respectfully recommend that all
assistance possible be given in the furtherance of that worthy object,
thereby extending the usefulness of our Order, and bringing us one step
nearer to the realization of our long desired hope, of being in a position
to entitle us to a representation in the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Eespectfully submitted,
THOMAS B, MITCHELL,
W. H. MIXEE,
J. HOSKIN,
B. W. SHILES,
J. WEIGLESWOETH.
Committee on Petitions.
Moved by Rep. Wriglesworth, P. Gr. M., No. 4, and
seconded by Rep. Mitchell, No. 1, that the report as amended be adopted.    Carried.
Rep. Hayward, No. 1, gave the following notice of motion :
11 hereby give notice that to-morrow I shall move that 539
Sec. 1 of Art. 2 of the Constitution of this Grand Lodge
be amended to read | seven o'clock p. m.,V instead of " nine
thirty a. m."
Moved by Rep. Mitchell, No. 1, and seconded by Rep.
Mixer, No. 2, that this Grand Lodge do now adjourn to ten
o'clock to-morrow morning.    Carried.
The Grand Lodge then adjounied.
SECOND DAT.
Odd Fellows5 Hall, Victoria, B. C,
§. W    -:K.     10th February, 1887.
The Grand Lodge assembled at 10 o'clock a. m.
Present:—
F. Carne Grand Master
H. Waller, P. G. M. Acting Deputy Grand Master
J. H. Meldram Grand Warden
F. Davey Grand Secretary
J. E. PhiUips      "        Marshal
J. Pope Acting Grand Guardian
F. Page « Grand Conductor
W. H. Huxtable Grand Herald
E. Scott Grand Chaplain
The Grand Marshal examined those present and reported
all duly qualified.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The Deputy Grand Master, by command of the Grand
Master, declared the Grand Lodge duly opened for business.
The minutes of yesterday's session were read. 640
Moved by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, and seconded by
Rep. Phillips, No. 4, that the minutes, as read, be adopted.
Carried.
Moved by Rep. Norris, No. 5, and seconded by Rep.
Mitchell, No. 1, that the Grand Treasurer be authorized to
pay over the balance of monies in his hands to the Grand
Secretary, taking his receipt for the same, pending the installation of the Grand Treasurer elect.    Carried
Report read from Committee on Laws of Subordinates on
proposed amendments to By-Laws of Dominion Lodge, No.
4, laid over from yesterday's session.
Moved by Rep. Scoullar, No. 3, and seconded by Rep.
Meldram, No. 2, that the report be received and adopted.
Carried.
Report read from same Committee on By Laws of New
Westminster Lodge, No. 3, also laid over from yesterday's
session.
Moved by P. G. M. Waller, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Mitchell, No. 1, that the report be received and adopted.
Carried.
P. G. M. Waller, No. 2, gave the following notice of
motion:—
1 hereby give notice that I will move, to-morrow, that Sec.
1 of Art. II of the Grand Lodge Constitution be amended by
striking out the word "February" and substituting "May" in
lieu thereof.
The Grand Secretary moved the amendments to the
Rules of the Auxiliary Endowment Benefit Association of
this Grand Lodge, notice of which was given yesterday,
seconded by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3.    Carried
P. G. R. Evans, of the Grand Lodge of Washington Territory, was announced  in waiting  in the ante-room.    The 541
Grand Master appointed P. G. M. Waller and P. G. M.
Shiles to retire and introduce the Brother, which was done,
and Bro. Evans was cordially welcomed to the Grand Lodge,
Report read from the Committee on Finance.
To the Grand Lodge of the Province of British Columbia:
In compliance with the following Besolution of the last Session of the
Grand Lodge, found at page 479 of the Proceedings, in connection with
the proposition of P. G. M. Shiles, to amend the Constitution, relative to
the payment of Grand Lodge Eepresentatives, viz:—"That the matter-
lay- over until next Session of the Grand Lodge, and that the Einanee
Committee be instructed to take the same in consideration, and to report
during the recess the estimated cost of the proposed amendment, with
any alternative scheme they may think more desirable, a copy of their
report to be transmitted to each Subordinate Lodge," your Finance
Committee beg leave to report that they have given the matter their consideration and submit the following as the result of their labors:—
Estimate of the cost of the alteration proposed by P. G. M. Shiles, viz.:
"That all Eepresentatives to the Grand Lodge shall be paid at the rate
of $2.50 per diem for each day of actual attendance, and at the rate of
five cents per mile, each way, for each mile travelled from his home to
the place of meeting of the Grand Lodge. No allowance of any nature
shall be paid to Eepresentatives residing in the city or town where the
Annual Session of the Grand Lodge may be held."
Basis of Estimate—Bepresentation on membership as per Semi-Annual
Eeports of 30th June, 1886.   Grand Lodge Session to occupy two days.
IF HELD AT VICTOBIA:
LODGE.
NO.
MEM-
BEBS.
NO.
REPS.
PER DIEM.
MILEAGE.
TOTAIi.
New Westminster
Black Diamond...
Harmony	
75
107
83
10
10
12
10
5
$25 00
30 00
25 00
12 50
72 00
86 40
79 00
56 00
$97 00
116 40
104 00
Excelsior.. >	
68 50
Totals	
$92 50
$293 40
$385 90 542
IF HELD AT NANAIMO
NO.
NO.
LODGE.
MEMBERS.
REPS.
MSB DIEM.
MILEAGE.
TOTAL.
Victoria	
180
17
$42 50
$122 40
$164 90
131
14
35 00
100 80
135 80
Dominion	
68
9
22 50
64 80
87 30
New   Westminster
(0
10
25 00
40 00
65 00
Harmony	
83
10
25 00
7 00
32 00
Excelsior	
10
5
12 50
40 00
52 50
Totals	
$162 50
$375 00
$537 50
We thinkTthese two illustrations will be considered sufficient to enable
the Grand Lodge to form an opinion as to the cost of the proposed
amendment.
^We find that there is no law governing the payment of representatives,
and that each Grand Lodge has dealt with the matter on the recommendation of the Finance Committee, but on no fixed principle, sometimes
the whole of the Representatives from distant Lodges have been paid,
and at other times, only the Bepresentative of each distant Lodge who
was fortunate enough to receive the largest number of votes at the election of Eepresentatives.
We are of opinion that the subject should be definitely settled by legislation on a fair basis, and submit that if the principle of paid representation is recognized, that it should be applied to all representatives without distinction. The Brother who sacrifices his time to attend the business of the Grand Lodge when it meets in the town where he resides, is
equally entitled to remuneration for that service as the Brother who
comes from a distance.
The questions of the payment of Eepresentatives, and that of representation are intimately connected, and cannot well be considered apart
On the present basis of representation, the Grand Lodge would consist
of 77 members, with the prospect of at least 10 additional members if
Lodges are instituted at Vancouver and Kamloops. Now, if provision is
made for the payment of all Eepresentatives, the majority of these would
attend and the consequence would be, that we should have a Grand
Lodge that would be unwieldy and greatly out of proportion to the
business to be transacted, besides involving a large expenditure of money
unnecessarily,
We are of opinion therefore that the basis of representation should be
modified, and would suggest the following for adoption, viz.: Every Lodge of 100 members and under to be entitled to 3 Eepresentatives, and an additional Bepresentative to be allowed for every additional 50 members or fraction over 30—Provided that no Lodge with
less than 20 members shall be entitled to more than one representative.
On this basis the Grand Lodge would consist, on its present membership, of 22 Eepresentatives and the Elective Officers (who, as they have
all the privileges, need not be elected as Eepresentatives) in all 27, and
in the event of Lodges being opened at Kamloops and Vancouver, we
may anticipate 6 more, or a total of 33, quite enough, we submit, to perform all the business of a Grand Lodge.
With reference to payment, we would recommend that all Eepresentatives and Grand Officers, whether elective or appointed, should receive §2.50 per diem for every days' attendance, and 5 cents per mile for
each mile travelled to and from the place of meeting of the Grand Lodge,
with the exceptipn of the Grand Secretary, who should not be entitled to
the per diem. We would also recommend that the Grand Lodge should
meet every day not later than 9 o'clock a. m., and continue in Session all
day with but short intermission for refreshment, so as to get through
the business expeditiously, and that the Boll of Eepresentatives be called
at each meeting, and that no absentee be paid per diem, unless excused
by resolution of the Grand Lodge, so as to secure a full representation.
We would further submit that in the event of a vacancy occurring in the
representation of any Lodge, when it would be impossible for the Lodge
to elect a successor, that the N. G. be empowered to appoint one.
We estimate that a meeting of the Grand Lodge held in Victoria, on
the above lines, and continuing in Session Two days, would cost about
$266, as follows :—
MILEAGE.
$24 00
'is'66
24 00
12 00
TOTAL.
$25 00
20 00
39 00
15
33 00
39 00
17 00
78 00
$266 00 544
This estimate is only $41.00 in excess of the actual cost of the last
Session at Nanaimo, and in view of the prosperity which the Order is
enjoying in this jurisdiction at present, and its flattering prospects for
the future, we cordially recommend the same for your adoption; observing at the same time, that we find from the Eeport of the Grand Lodge
of Idaho, that with a membership of 366, about one-half of our number,
the expense of its last communication was estimated at $900.00, to meet
which a tax of $3.00 per member was levied, against 80 cents in this
jurisdiction.
Fraternally submitted,
FEANCIS PAGE,
FEED'K NOEBIS,
M. BATE,
W. WALKEE,
G. WILLIAMS,
Moved by Rep. Mitchell, No. if and seconded by Rep.
Meldram, No. 2, that the report be considered seria-tem.
Carried.
The report was then read and Clause || on motion to that
effect, adopted.
Portion recommending a modification of the present basis
of representation. Moved by Rep. Fell, No. 2, and seconded
by P. Gr. M. Waller, No. 2, that the recommendation of the
Committee be adopted.
Moved as an amendment by Rep. Norris, No. 5, and
seconded by Rep. Scoullar, No. 3, that the report of the
Finance Committee relating to the basis of representation be
amended by the substitution of the following :—
"One representative shall be allowed for 25 members, and
an additional one for every additional 25 members, or fraction thereof up to 100 members, and then one for every additional - 25 members, a Lodge with less than 25 members to
"be allowed one representative."
The amendment, on being submitted to the vote, was declared to be carried. 545
Moved by Rep. Mitchell, No. 1, and seconded by Rep.
Mixer, No. 2, that this Grand Lodge do now adjourn to half-
past one o'clock this afternoon.    Carried.
The Grand Lodge ttien adjourned.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
The Grand Lodge met at 1:45 p. m., pursuant to adjournment.
Present:—
F. Carne Grand Master
J. Wriglesworth, P. G. M Acting Deputy Grand Master
J. H. Meldram Grand Warden
F. Davey Grand Secretary
J. E. Phillips Grand Marshal
J. Pope Acting Grand Guardian
W. H. Huxtable Grand Herald
B. Scott Grand Chaplain
The members present were examined and reported duly
qualified by the Grand Marshal.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The Grand Lodge was declared duly opened for business.
The consideration of the report of the Finance Committee
was resumed.
Moved by Rep. Phillips, No. 4, and seconded by Rep.
Meldram, No. 2, that the recommendation of the Committee
with reference to the payment of Representatives, &c, be
adopted.
Moved, as an amendment, by Rep. Scoullar, No. 3, and
seconded by Rep. Mixer, No. 2, "That the elective and appointed officers and representatives to this Grand Lodge be paid at 546
the rate of $2.00 per diem, such payment to include in the
case of New Westminster, Yancouver, Nanaimo and Wellington, two full travelling days and $2.00 per diem for each
day of Session, and travelling expenses not exceeding five
cents per mile for each mile travelled; regarding representatives from Chilliwhack, four full travelling days be allowed
and $2.00 per diem for each day of Session. No remuneration, per diem, shall be paid to any Grand Officer or Representative residing in the town in which the Grand Lodge
is held.55
Moved by Rep. Mitchell, No. 1, and seconded by P. G. M.
Waller, No. 2, as an amendment to the amendment, "That no
per diem payment be made to any Representative*or Officer
of this Grand Lodge, but that actual travelling expenses only
be paid, not to exceed in any case five cents per mile, for
each mile travelled.55
The amendment to the amendment, being put to the Grand
Lodge, was declared lost—14 voting for and 18 against it.
The amendment was then submitted to the vote, and declared carried by a vote of 17 for and 15 against.
Moved by Rep. Davey, No. 1, and seconded by Rep.
Wriglesworth, P. Gr. M., No. 4, That the Resolutions now passed be handed to the Committee on Legislation to report such
alterations to the Grand Lodge Constitution as may be necessary to give the said Resolutions legal effect.    Withdrawn
Rep. Scoullar, No. 3, gave the following notice of motion :
I hereby give notice that to-morrow I will move the following amendment to the Constitution of this Grand Lodge:—
Strike out first para, of Sec. 3, Art. 2, to the word "standing" in 5th
line, and insert the following:—Every Subordinate Lodge shall be entitled to one Bepresentative for 25 members and under, and an additional
Bepresentative for each additional 25 members, or fraction thereof up to sn
100 members, and one for every additional 25 members above the 100
members. |
Each elected and appointed Officer and Bepresentative to this Grand
Lodge, shall be paid at the rate of $2 per diem, such payment shall include in the case of New Westminster, Vancouver, Nanaimo and Wellington, ttvo full travelling days and travelling expenses, not exceeding
five cents per mile for each mile travelled, and in the case of Chilliwhack
four full travelling days shall be allowed, and $2 per diem for each day
of the Session. No remuneration shall be paid to any Grand Officer or
Bepresentative residing in the town where the Grand Lodge is held.
Moved by Rep. McCorvie, No. 3, and seconded by Rep.
Hoy, No. 3, that the amendment to the Grand Lodge Constitution, proposed by Rep. Scoullar, No. 3, be taken into
consideration to-morrow at 10 o5clock a. m.    Carried.
Report read from Committee on State of the Order.
To the Grand Lodge of B. C,   I. O. O. F.
Dear Sirs and Bros:—Tour Committee on the State of the Order, to
whom was referred the Beport of the Grand Secretary, have, much
pleasure in testifying to its able and exhaustive character. We are
pleased to notice the progress of the Order, both as to its numerical
strength, as well as its finances; the institution of Chilliwhack and Vancouver Lodges is gratifying, and indicates that the Order on the mainland, bids fair to soon equal the Island.
We regret that the Sovereign Grand Lodge has declined to accede to
our petition to admit members 18 years of age.
We would suggest that it would be advantageous to have the Chairman
of the Committee on Laws of Subordinates as permanent as possible, as
it would necessarily aid in reviewing By-Laws, and save work in this
Grand Body.
We hope that a Lodge at Kamloops may be instituted during the recess.
We recommend that each elective Grand Officer receive a copy of the
proceedings of the Sovereign Grand Lodge and each Lodge receive two
copies.
Tour Committee recommend that a sum be fixed by this Grand Lodge,
as a remuneration for taking care of the Grand Secretary's Office.
Tour Committee recommend that the Committee on the Endowment 548
Association be retained, as at present constituted, as we are of opinion
that its interest will be best conserved by so doing.
EOBEET SCOTT,
JOSHUA DAVTES,
E. S. SCOULLAE,
P. J. FOULDS,
A. McCOEVIE.
Committee on State of the Order.
Moved by Rep. Meldram, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, No. 4, that the % report be received and adopted.
Carried.
Moved by the Grand Secretary and seconded by Rep.
Mcintosh, No. 1, "Whereas, the institution of Odd Fellowship is purely a philanthropic and charitable one, and culti -
vates provident and self-dependent habits amongst its members by making provision during health for times of sickness
and accident.55
"And, whereas, in this Province adequate provision for sick
and indigent members of the community is not made by the
State on an organized plan as in older countries.55
"And, whereas, in the opinion of this Grand Lodge it is the
duty of the State to encourage and foster such institutions as
ours.
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And, whereas, this principle is recognized in England,
where the investments of similar societies are not liable to
taxation; and in this Province Church property and that of
Charitable Institutions are exempt from taxation'5
"Resolved, that a Committee be appointed by this Grand
Lodge for the purpose of obtaining such alteration in existing laws as will afford immunity from taxation of the funds
or investments of such registered friendly and philanthropic
institutions, and that they be "authorized to collect and prepare such statistics and information respecting the objects 549
aimed at and  the relief disbursed  by this Institution, and
take such steps in the matter as they may deem advisable.55
The Committee to consist of the Elective Grand Officers,
Rep. Hayward, No. 1, P. G. M. Waller, No. 2, Rep. McColl,
P. G. H No. 3, Rep. Wriglesworth, P. G. M., No. 4, Rep.
Norris- No. 5, Rep. R. Scott, No. 6 and Rep. Henderson,
No. 7, with power to add to their number.    Carried.
Rep. G. H, Maynard, No. 2, gave the following notice of
motion:—
"I hereby give notice that to-morrow I will move that the
Rules of the Auxiliary Endowment Benefit Association of this
Grand Lodge be amended as follows: Strike out all the rates
of assessments from the scale at page 8 above sixty years of
age, and that the alteration take effect from the 1st January,
1888, after which date no new members to be accepted in this
Association over the age of sixty
rr   »
Rep. Shiles, P. Gr. M., No. 3, gave the following notice:—
I will move to-morrow that the next Annual Communication
of this Grand Lodge, (1888), be held in the city of New Westminster.
Moved by Grand Secretary, and seconded by Rep. Maynard,
No. 2, that the sum of $300 from the balance to the credit of
the Management Fund of the Auxiliary Endowment Benefit
Association be transferred to the credit of the Reserve Fund
of the said Association.    Carried
Report read from Finance Committee.
Moved by Rep. Scoullar, No. 3, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, No. 4, that the report be handed back to the Committee for amendment.
Report as amended by Committee read. 550
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, L O. O. F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers:—Tour Committee on Finance beg to report
that they have examined the Beports and Books of the Grand Secretary
and Grand Treasurer, and find the same correct. The balance in the
Grand Treasurer's hands to the credit of the Grand Lodge, being $310.67.
After carefully considering the condition of the Order in this Province
your Committee recommend that $12.50 be paid to each Bepresentative
of distant Lodges attending this Grand Lodge as mileage, except the
Eepresentatives from Excelsior Lodge No. 7, Chilliwhack, to whom we
recommend that $15 each should be paid.
Tour Committee recommend that the per capita tax to be paid by the
Subordinate Lodges to this Grand Lodge for the ensuing year, should
be $1.00.   Fifty cents to be paid on 30th of June, and fifty cents on 31st
December.
Estimate of Eevenue and Expenditure for ensuing year:
BE VENUE.
Balance in Grand Treasurer's hands $310 67
Per capita tax, 710 members at $1 each 710 00
$1020 67
EXPENDITUEE.
Salary of Grand Secretary $180 00
Bent Grand Secretary's office     60 00
Stationery and Postage     10 00
Printing  100 00
Grand Herald     20 00
Mileage to Eepresentatives, this Session,   21 @   $12.50,   and
2 @ $15.00  292 50
Sovereign Grand Lodge Tax     75 00
$737 50
Balance of Bevenue over Expenditure $283 17
The Books of the Endowment Association have been carefully examined by your Committee and found correct, showing the following
balances on hand:—
Management Fund $348 32
Endowment Fund  235 40
W. WALKEB,
FEANCIS PAGE,
GEOEGE WILLIAMS,
J. A. CAMPBELL,
FEED'K NOEEIS.
Committee on Finance. 551
Moved by Rep. Meldram, No. 2, and seconded by P. G.
M. Waller, No. 2, that the report be received and adopted.
Moved by Rep. Norris, No. 5, and seconded by Rep. Dale,
No. 1, that the report be amended by substituting 80 cents
in place of $1 per capita tax for ensuing year. The amendment was put to the vote and declared to be lost. The
original motion was submitted to the vote and declared carried.
Rep. Hayward, No. 1, withdrew the motion to amend the
Constitution of the Grand Lodge of which notice was given
yesterday.
Moved by'P. G-. M. Waller, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, No. 4, that the Grand Secretary be instructed to
prepare and forward to the Sovereign Grand Lodge a respectful -address praying for the remission of the Representative
Tax due from this Grand Lodge for the present year. Carried.
The Grand Master announced that, in deference to the
wish of many of the representatives present, P. G\ R. Evans,
of the Grand Lodge of Washington Territory, had expressed
his willingness to exemplify the secret work at any time the
Grand Lodge may desire.
It was moved, seconded and carried, that the thanks of
this Grand Lodge be tendered to P. G. R. Evans, far his
kind offer, and that he be requested to exemplify the work at
once.
P. G. R. Evans courteously acceded to this request, and in
a very impressive manner exemplified the secret work.
It was moved by Rep. Norris, No. 5, and seconded by P.
G. M. Waller, No. 2, that the thanks of this Grand Lodge
are due and are hereby tendered to P. G. R. Evans for his
kindness in rendering the secret work.    Carried, 552
Moved by Rep. Meldram, No, 2, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, No. 4, that this Grand Lodge do now adjourn to
10 o'clock a..m. to-morrow.    Carried
The Grand Lodge then adjourned.
THIRD DA Y.
It Odd Fellows5 Hall, Victoria, B. ■ 11th February, 1887.
The Grand Lodge assembled at 10 a. m. pursuant to adjournment.
Present:—
F. Carne Grand Master
Hy. Waller, P. G. M Acting Deputy Grand Master
J. H. Meldram Grand Warden
J. Wriglesworth, P. G. M.. * Acting Grand Secretary
J. Phillips Grand Marshal
J. Pope. Grand Guardian
W H. Huxtable Grand Herald
B. Scott Grand Chaplain
The members present were examined in the Grand Lodge
Degree and reported duly qualified.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The Deputy Grand Master, by command of the Grand
Master, declared the Grand Lodge duly opened for business.
A note was read from the Grand Secretary explaining the
cause of his temporary absence.
The minutes of yesterday's session were read. Moved by
Rep. Scoullar, No. 3, and seconded by Rep. Hoy, No. 3, that
the minutes, as read, be adopted.    Carried.
The Grand Secretary arrived and took his chair.
Rep. Scoullar, No. 3, moved the amendment to the Grand
Lodge Constitution  respecting  representation,  etc., to  the
RR-; 553
Grand Lodge, standing in his name, of which notice was
given yesterday. Seconded by Rep. Henderson, No. 7.
Moved by Grand Secretary and seconded by Rep. Dale, No.
1, that the question be postponed indefinitely.    Carried.
P. G. M. Waller, No. 2 moved the amendment to the
Grand Lodge Constitution, of which notice had been given
to change the date of meeting of the Grand Lodge, seconded
by Rep. Meldram, No. 2. The motion on being put to the
vote, was declared lost.
Moved by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, and seconded by
Rep. Henderson, No. 7, that the next Annual Communication
of this Grand Lodge, (1888), be held in the city of New
Westminster.    Carried.
Rep. Maynard, No. 2, moved the amendment to the rules
of the Auxiliary Endowment Benefit Association, standing
in his name, seconded by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No 3, and
carried.
Moved by P. G. M. Waller, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Henderson, No. 7, that the thanks of this Grand Lodge be
tendered to the three Lodges held in this city, for the use of
the hall, etc, during the present session.    Carried.
Moved by Grand Secretary and seconded by Rep. McColl,
P. G. M., No. 3, that the report of the Finance Committee on
the question of representation and payment of representatives to the Grand Lodge, be received and filed, and the
Committee thanked for their labor.
Moved by Rep. Wriglesworth, P. G. M., No. 4, and
seconded by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, that the Grand
Lodge do now adjourn to 7:30 P. M., and that the Installation of the Grand Lodge Officers take place in the Third
Degree.    Carried.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned. 554
EVENING SESSION.
The Grand Lodge met at 8 o'clock, p. m.
Present:—
F. Carne Grand Master
Hy. Waller, P. G. M Acting Deputy Grand Master
J. H. Meldram Grand Warden
F. Davey     f    Secretary
J.Phillips     "      Marshal
J. Pope Acting Grand Guardian
W.H.Huxtable Grand Herald
E Scott     "    Chaplain
The members  present were examined in the Grand Lodge
Degree, and all reported duly qualified.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The Deputy Grand Master by  command  of  the Grand
Master, proclaimed the Grand Lodge open for business.
The Grand Lodge was closed in the Grand Lodge Degree,
and reopened in the Third Degree.
INSTALLATION.
The Grand Master appointed P. G. M. Shiles and P. G. M.
Wriglesworth to present the Grand Officers elect for installation.
Joshua Davies, of No. 1, was presented, duly obligated and
installed into the office of Grand Master for the ensuing year.
The Grand Master then installed the following elective
officers in their respective chairs:—
J. H. Meldram No. 2, as Deputy Grand Master
B. Scott, No. 6, as Grand Warden
F. Davey, No. 1, as    "   Secretary
W. Walker, No. 4* as     "   Treasurer 555
Guardian
Conductor
Herald
Chaplain
No. %
No. 3.
Mb. 4.
No. 5.
The Grand Master then appointed the following officers:
H. Hoy, No. 3, Grand Marshal
W. H. Mixer, No. 2	
P. J. Foulds, No. 3	
W. H. Huxtable, No. 1	
J. E. McMillan, No. 2,	
SS^pSS'v0'?! -     I Instructors
W. McColl, P. G. M., No. 3 )
The Grand Marshal, Grand Guardian, Grand Conductor
and Grand Herald, were presented duly obligated, and installed into their respective chairs.
The Grand Master also appointed the following Brothers to
act as District Deputy Grand Masters for the ensuing year:—
F. Norris, No. 2, for District    No. 1.
A. McCorvie, No. 3, " !     "
John Hemer, No. 4, 9        €i
Geo. Williams, No. 6,        %        I
J. C. Henderson, No. 7,      |        "
and the following to form the standing committees:—
Committee on Finance—Wm. McColl, P. G. M., No. 3; E. S. Scoullar
No. 3; W. Croft, No. 2; E. H. Fletcher, No. 4; T. J. Partridge, No. 1
Committee on Appeals—B. W. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3; T. B. Mitchell
No. 1; M. Bate, No. 5; T. Davie, No. 1; J. Hoskins, No. 6.
Committee on Laws op Subobdinates—H. Waller, P. G. M., No. 2; 0
Hayward, No. 1; P. A. Babington, No. 4; P. J. Foulds, No. 3; J,
A. Campbell, No. 7.
Commiitee on State of the Obdeb—W. D. McKillican, P G. M., No. 4
H Elliott, No. 3; G. H. Maynard, No. 2,
Committee on Petitions—John Weiler, P. G. M., No. 1; J. Pope, No- 2
S. T. Mackintosh, No. 3; T. Bamford, No. 4; J. Crossan, No. 5.
Committee on Legislation—J. Wriglesworth, P. G. M., No. 4; J. Sears
No. 2; D. Dale, No. 1; G. Norris, No. 5; W. H. Mixer, No. 2.
Commiteee on Endowment Assooiation—A. Phillips, P. G. M.f No. 1
G. H. Maynard, No. 2; B. W. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3; J. E. PhiUips,
No. 4; W. H. Morton, No. 5; Geo. Williams, No. 6;  J. C. Henderson, No. 7.
Committee on Printing—Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer.
Those present not having the Grand Lodge Degree retired, and the Grjmd Lodge was closed in the Third and re- 666
opened in the Grand Lodge Degree.    All present were examined and reported qualified.
Moved by P. G. M. Waller, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Carne, P. G. M. No. 1, that the appointments of the Grand
Master be confirmed by this Grand Lodge.    Carried.
Moved by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, and seconded by
P. G. M., Waller, No. 2, that the thanks of this Grand Lbdge
be presented to the retiring Grand Master for his efficient
services in the chair.    Carried.
Bro. Carne, P. G. M., acknowledged the compliment in
suitable terms.
The minutes of the day's proceedings were read. Moved
by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips No. 4, that the minutes be adopted as read.
Carried.
Moved by P. G. M. Waller, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, that this Grand Lodge do now adjourn sine die.    Carried.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned.
| FRED'K DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.    560
3tt SUtmorimtt*
JAMES W. BRUNTON, P. G.
Initiated in Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5,1. O. O. F.,
9th June, 1877,
Died 26th August, 1886.  INDEX
A
Age of Candidates for Membership 504, 513
Anniversary of the Order  *. 500
Application for Membership form of 513
Appointments—Committees 497, 512
I District Deputy Grand Masters 505, 555
1 Grand Officers '. .555, 556
c
Colfax Memorial 513
Committees—Appeals 555
" Credentials 497
I Distributing 512, 521
" Endowment Association 555
u Finance * 555
| Laws of Subordinates 555
I Legislation 555
Petitions 555
" Printing 555
Special j 523, 549
I State of the Order 555
" Vacancies on 499
Constitution, Grand Lodge 538, 540, 546,547, 551, 552, 553
D
Deaths 502
Decisions, District Deputy Grand Masters' 500, 510, 511, 512
Degrees, Grand Lodge 498, 4.Q9, 527, 529
Dispensations 508, 511
E
Election, Grand Lodge Officers  530
Endowment Association 502, 518, 524, 540, 549, 553 11
I' . F       x
Forms of Application for Membership 513
Financial Statement 514
Fining Members for absence from Lodge Meetings, illegal 504
0
G
Grand Lodge open in Third Degree 504, 554
Grand Master's visits 501
I
Installations 501, 553, 554
Institution of New Lodges « 502, 509, 510
•'%     ' . L §>
Lodge Fundp, illegal Expenditure of 504
Lodge meetings, when may be omitted 504
M
Meeting of Grand Lodge 549, 553
Memorial Day 504
Pages 503, 560
I        to Sovereign Grand Lodge    504
Minutes 539,552, 556
' ° I* ' 'If        ■
Officers of Subordinate Lodges 559
P
Past Grands entitled to seats in Grand Lodge 498
Patriarchal Circle 501, 506
Per Capita Tax  505, 550, 551
Petitions for new Lodges 502
Proclamations 500, 501, 506
R
Rebekah Degree 504
Regalia 500
Reports of Committees—Credentials 497
" " Distributing 522,523
" « Finance 541,545,550
" | Laws of Subordinates 525, 526, 540
f " Legislation 524
" I? Petitions 357 Ill
Reports of Committees—State of the Order 528, 537,547
District Deputy Grand Masters 508, 509, 510, 511, 523
Grand Master 496
"     Secretary 512
"     Treasurer 532
u     Subordinate Lodges 557, 558
to Sovereign Grand Lodge  518
Representation to Grand Lodge 517, 542, 544
" ,   " Sovereign Grand Lodge 505, 528
Representatives, payment of 541, 545, 546
Representative Tax to Sovereign Grand Lodge 551
Reserve Fund Endowment Benefit Association 549
Secret Work, Exemplification of 551
Sovereign Grand Lodge, proceedings of 503
" I I      location of 505
Taxation of Lodge]Property, etc 548
v
Visiting Brothers : 540
Votes of Thanks 553, 556
Voting in Subordinate Lodges 500  PAST GRAND  MASTERS
—OF THE—
GRAND LODGE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
I. O. O. F.
*J. S. DRUMMOND 1874 Victoria
JOHN WEILER 1875      |
tJ. P. DAVIES 1876       "
R RORERTS 1877      "
JW. J. JEFFREE 1878      "
CHARLES GOWEN 1879      j
J. WRIGLESWORTH 1880.!      1
E. W. SHILES 1881 New Westminster
HENRY WALLER 1882 Victoria
ALEXANDER PHILLIPS 1883       "
W. D MoKILLIOAN 1884 ,     "
WM. MoOOLL 1885 :       "
FRED'S CARNE 1886       |
* Died 6th February, 1884. t Wed 20th September, 1879.
t Died 18th March, 1885. ADDRESSES OF THE GRAND OFFICERS
OF THE
GRAND LODGE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,
X.   O.  O.   3P".
JOSHUA DAVIES Grand Master..! Victoria
J. H MELDRAM DeputyGrand Master        "
R SOOTT. Grand Warden Wellington
FRED'S DAVEY	
W. WALKER	
H. HOY	
W. H MIXER	
P. J. FOULDS...|.	
W. H HUXTABLE.....	
HENRY WALLER, P. G. M.,
WM. MoCOLL, P.  G.  M,
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Secretary, P. 0. Bos 481, Victoria
Treasurer         "
Marshal New Westminster
Guardian Victoria
Conductor New Westminster
Herald Victoria
Instructor *        "
"  New Westminster
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS.
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District No. 1 F. NORRIS Victoria
2 A. MoOORVLE New Westminster
3 J. HEMER Nanaimo
4 G. WILLIAMS. Wellington
5 J. C. HENDERSON Chilliwhack
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ta^T The next Annual Session of the Grand Lodge will be held at New
Westminster, on Wednesday, the 8th day of February, 1888.
SUPPLIES.
The following rates will be charged for Supplies, all orders for which
must be signed by the Secretary, and must bear the seal of the Lodge:—
Charter Fee  $30 00
Charge and Degree Books, (each)  3 00
Degree of Bebekah Books ;  3 00
Visiting and Withdrawal Cards, (each)  25
Dismissal Certificates  25
Books of Forms   1 25
Books of Odes, with Music  1 00
White's Digest - \  3 50
Lodge Odes  10
Certificates of Membership  1 00
Officers' Roll Books  3 00
Initiation petitions, per 100  2 00
Bound Proceedings Grand Lodge, B. O, 1874-85  .   2 00
Subordinate Lodge Degree Chart  3 00
Question Book :  3 00

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