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PROCEEDINGS
OF   THE
TWENTY-^ZVENTH  ANNUAL
SESSION
OF   THE
GRAND LODGE
of British Columbia
OF THE
INDEPENDENT   ORDER   OF
ODD FELLOWS
HELD AT
New  Westminster, June 11, 12, 13,
1902
VICTORIA, B.C.
Cusack Press, Province Building.  TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION
GRAND LODGE OF...
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Independent Order of Odd fellows
"HELD AT
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C
JUNE 13th, 14th and 15th
1902
VICTORIA,   B. C.
Cusack, Press, Province Block
1902   WILLIAM   HOGG,
GRAND  MASTER   1901-2. PROCEEDINGS
—OF THE—
Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION.
New Westminster, B.C.,
nth June, 1902.
The Grand Lodge convened at 2 o'clock p.m. this day,
pursuant to notice.
Present:—
W. Hogg Grand Master
A. Graham Deputy Grand Master
E. C. Arthur, M.D Grand Warden
Fred Davey Grand Secretary
T. F. Neelands .*  Grand Treasurer
H. J. Raymer, P. G. M Grand Representative
W.  H.   Morton, P. G. M Grand Representative
Rev. J. Irvine Grand Chaplain
D. K. Mackenzie..  , Grand Conductor
Jas. Bell Grand Herald
The Grand Master appointed A. Sheret, No. 4, as Grand
Marshal and W. H. Thorpe, No. 20, as Grand Guardian pro
tern. 2104
All present were examined in the Grand Lodge Degree
and reported duly qualified, and a quorum being present the
Grand Chaplain invoked the Divine blessing, and the Grand
Lodge was declared open for business.
The Grand Secretary presented the credentials of the
Representatives elect, together with the certificates of Past
Grands entitled to the Grand Lodge Degree, which were
referred to the following committee: Grand Secretary T. A.
Muir, No: 3, and P. W. Dempster,. No. 2.
The Committee on Credentials presented the following
report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Credentials beg to report that we have
■examined the credentials of the representatives to this session and find
the following duly accredited:
Lodge. Representatives.
"Victoria, No. 1 F. Nelson.
G. McCann.
a- R. Livingstone.
H. Siddall.
Columbia, No. 2 P. W. Dempster.
G. T. Fox.
Royal City, No. 3 W. S. Smith.
T. A. Muir.*
Dominion, No. 4...... P. A. Babington.
A. Sheret.
Black Diamond. No. 5. J. Garroll.
W. Topp. *
J. B. Nicholson.
Harmony, No. 6. R. Gregson.
A. Buckle.
Excelsior, No. 7 R. A. Henderson.
Vancouver, No. 8   H. H. Davis.
Robt. Gray.
Tatnai, No. 9  S. D. McDonald.
Western Star, No. 10. .. W. Law.
J. J. Hanna.
A. Cleland.
Alternates
J. York.
D. Russell.
T. M. Brayshaw.
F. Carne, P.G.M.
R. Marwick.
R. W. Fawcett.
J. W. Rogers.
W. E. Fales; M
F. A. Billingsley.
E. Bragg.
D. G. Dailey.
A. Matheson.
J. Malacord.
D. R. Haggart.
M. Dunsmuir.
j. H. Ashwell.
S. Hollander.
J. A. McKay.
W. J. Kerr.
J. Armstrong.
D. M. O'Dwyer.
A. McAllister. 2io5
Lodge.                              Representatives. Alternates.
Western Star, No. 10... J. W. Morrison. G. Moscrop. f
Union, No.  n Thos. Whyte. W. Whyte.
Selkirk, No. 12  Jno. McLeod. J. Mathie.
Cloverdale, No. 15 Hy. Bose. C. W. McCallum.
Kootenay, No. 16 G. H. Kinrade. J. Neelands.
W.  B.' Pollard. F. J. Squire.
Duncan, No. 17 W. J. Castley. A. C. Aitken.
Vernon Valley, No. 1.8    R. Garswell. R.D. McTntyre.
Mt. Pieasant, No. 19 I. W. Mills. Wm. Hook.
Centennial, No. 20 W, H. Thorpe. J. Neen.
J as. Handlen. F. S. Whiteside.
Delta, No. 21 Thos. Hume. S. Wright.
Gold Range, No. 22 E. Lundeberg. R. H. Turner,     life
Ashcroft,   No.  23....... I. Lehman. J.C.Smith.
Island, No. 24 H. B. Barton. D. E. McKay. .
Revelstoke, Nc. 25 R. S, Wilson. E. Waterson.
Pacific, No. 26 J. Stark. E. F. Gerster.
G, R. Gordon. H.J.  Rickard.
W. M. Ramsay. G. L. Center.
W. H. Walsh. A. j. Laidlaw.
Amity, No.  27 E.L.Webber A.Adams.
N. R. Brown. J. J. Johnston.
D. McPherson. R. May.
Cheam, No. 28 Geo. H. Vance. A. D. McRae.
Perseverance, No. 29...J. P. McKay. C. H. Rumming.
Banner, No. 31 H. Fulton. J. Currie.
Rocky Mountain, No. 34C. A. Warren. C. Pearce.
Cedar, No. 35 J. Fielding. H. M. McDonald.
Rossland, No. 36 T. Embleton. D. E. Kerr.
j. E. Cummings. M. A. Henderson.
Boundary Valley. No. 38 R. Smailes. T. M. Gulley.
Silver City, No. 39 R. Cunning. W. J. Garbutt.
Slocan, No. 40 S. B. Clement. D. Arnot.
Trout Lake, No. 4T.         J. H. Currie.- T. Taylor.
Key City, No. 42 J. P. Fink. Jas. Greer.
Fnterprise, No. 43 E. R Cockroft. G. F. Weir.
Wildey, No. 44 F. E. Simpson. ||i|
Gateway, No. 45 A. L. Clement. Fred Clark.
Snowshoe, No. 46 ihos. Hardy. D. Whiteside.
Also that the following Past Grands are entitled to the Grand
Lodge Degree:—
Victoria, No. 1 R. Borthwick. D. Russell.
Columbia, No. 2  J. Wilby. 2io6
Royal City, No. 3. J. W. Rogers, W. E. Brown.
Dominion, No. 4 Rev. E. G. Miller, W. B. Shakespeare.
Black  Diamond,  No. 5.W. Topp, A Matheson. '   | .
Harmony, No. 6 .-... R. Gregson, A. Buckle.
Excelsior, No. 7 W. J. Vickerson, R. A. Henderson.
Vancouver, No. 8 W. Vivian, W. Parslow.
Tatnai, No. 9 S. D. McDonald.
Western Star, No. 10. ..J. J. Hanna, J. W. Morrison.
Union, No.  1 r Thos. Whyte.
Selkirk, No.  12 A. E. Kincaid.
Cloverdale, No. 15 A. J. Annand.
Kootenay,  No.   16 W. B. Pollard, G. H. Kinrade.
Duncan,  No.  17 W. J. Castley.
Vernon Valley, No. 18. R. Carswell.
■Mt. Pleasant, No. 19... J. W. Mills. J. B. McAlpiner
J. Paxman, Abel Ross.
^Centennial, No. 20 . .G. Yarrow, T. W. Haslam.
«Goki .Range, No. 22 R. H. Turner.
Ashcroft, No. 23 1. Lehman, J. C. Smith.
Island, No. 24 H. B. Barton, D. E. McKay.
Revelstoke, No. 25 E. Waterson.
Pacific, No. 26 A. J. Laidlaw, W. M- Ramsay, J. E. Laidlaw.
^tnity, No. 27 A. Adams, R. Buckland.
Cheam, No. 28 A. D. McRae, G. H Vance.
Perseverance, No. 29... J. P. McKay.
Banner, No. 31 Jas Currie.
Rocky Mountain, No. 34 C. Pearce.
Cedar, No. 35 W. M. Taylor, Wm. Fielding.
Rossland, No. 36 J. E. Cummings.
Boundary Valley, No. 38T. M. Gulley, H. B. Munro.
Slocan, No. 40 S. B. Clement, F. Purviance.
Trout Lake, No; 41 J. H. Currie.
Key City. No. 42 J. P. Fink.
Enterprise, No. 43 E. E. Cockroft, G. F. Weir.
Gateway, No. 45 A. L. Clement, Fred Clarke.
Snowshoe, No. 46 D. Whiteside.
Signed by the  Committee.
A communication has been received from Boundary
Valley Lodge, No. 38, to the effect that neither the Representative nor Alternate elected from that Lodge are able to attend
and that Bro. H. B. Munro, P.G., has been elected in their
stead. Bro. Munro is present and we recommend that he b'e
recognized as the Representative of that Lodge. 2107
is* "~
The Grand Master announced that the Mayor of the city
was in waiting, and wished to address the Grand Lodge. It
was moved, seconded and carried, That the Grand Lodge do
mow adjourn for the purpose of receiving his Worship.
The Grand Lodge Adjourned accordingly.
The Mayor, W. H. Keary, Esq., having been admitted
and introduced to the Grand Lodge, addressed the members,
-extending a heartv welcome to the city and invited those
present to accompany him as his guests to a trolly ride around
the city, which invitation was accepted with thanks^
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 4145 p.m., On returning from the car ride, the officers and 1 quorum of represent 1-
tives being present.
The  Grand  Marshal  retired  and introduced the   Past
Grands in waiting, and the Grand Lodge Degree was conferred on the following:    G. McCann, No. 1; W. J- Sloan, W.
E. Brown, No. 3; J. Carroll, W. Topp, No. 5; R. Gregson,.
No. 6; R. A. Henderson, No. 7; R. Gray, No. 8; S. D. Mac-
donald. No. 9; T. M. Morrison. No, 10; T. Whyte, No. 11;
H. Bose, No. 15; W. H. Pollard, G. H. Kinrade, No. 16; W.
Castley, No. 17; R. Carswell, No. 18; W. E. George, J. B.
McAlpine, No. 19; T. W. Haslam, No. 20; R. H. Turner,
No. 22; I. Lehman. No. 23: E. Waterson, No. 25; W. M.
Ramsay, No. 26; J. J. Johnson, N. R. Brown, A. Adams, No.
27; G. H. Vance, No. 28; J. P. McKay, No. 29; J. E. Cum-
mings. No. 36; H. B. Munro, No. 38; W. J. Garbutt, No. 39;
S. B. Clement    No. 40; J. P. Fink, No. 42; E. E. Cockroft,.
No. 43; A. L. Clement, No. 45.
Bro. F. W. Smith, P.G., of Redding Lodge, No. 271,.
Redding, California, presented his official certificate and desired to visit the Grand Lodge. The Grand Master appointed
H. J. Raymer, P.G.M. No. 36, and T. A. Muir, P.G.R. No. 3;
to introduce the brother, which was done and Bro. Smith
cordially welcomed to the Grand Lodge. 2io8
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
The Grand Master made the necessary appointments to
fill the Standing Committees, which when completed, consisted, as follows:—
Finance.—D. McPherson, No. 27; D. M. O'Dwyer, No.  10: W.
S. Smith. No. 3; W. J. Garbutt, No. 39; C A. Warren, No. 34; H. H.%
Davis. No. 8; J. P. Fink, No. 42.
Appeals—T. A. Muir, No. 3; E. L. Webber, No. 27; J. W. Morrison, No. 10; W. H. Morton. P.G.M., No. 5; R. Carswell, No. 18;
H. Bose, No. 15; W. H. Thorpe, No. 20.
Laws of Subordinates.—J. Bell, No. 4; R. A. Henderson. No. 7;
G. T. Fox, No. 2; H. Siddall, No. 1; T. Hume, Nc. 21; I. Lehman..
No. 23; W. Topp. No. 5.
Petitions.—P. Babington, No. 4: H Fulton, No. 31; R. Livingstone, No. 1; E. Waterson, No. 25; R Gregscn,~^No. 6; J. Fielding,
No. 35; J. E. Cummings, No. 36.
State of the Order.—G. R. Gordon, No. 26; F. E. Simpson, No.
42; H. B. Munro, No. 38; J- Carroll, No. 5; W. J. Castley, No. 17; W.
B. Pollard, No. 16; R. H. Turner, No. 22.
Legislation.—T. Taylor, No. 41; H. J. Raymer, P.G-M-,- No. 36;
J. W. Mills, No. 19; Rev. J. Irvine, No. 19; A. Sheret, No. 4; J. York,
No. 1; T Embleton, No. 36.
Judiciary.—J. Stark, No. 26; N. R. Brown. No. 27^ A. L. Clement.
No. 45; G. H. Vance, No. 28: W- Law,'No. 10; P. W. Dempster, No.
2; J. P. McKay, No- 29.
Mileage and Per Diem.—G. McCann, No. 1; S. B. Clement, No-
40; J, Handlen, No. 20; W. H. Walsh, N. 26: J. McLeod, No. 12; A-
Geland, No. 10: S- McDonald, No. 9.
Printing.—Grand Secretary M. Dunsmuir, No. 6; R. Gray, No. S;
T. Wliyte, No. 11; G- H. Kincade, No. 16; H. B. Barton,. No. 24
Statistics re Dues and Benefits.—F. Davey, No. 1; T. F. Neelands,
No. 8: G. R. Gordon. No. 26. 2109
Correspondence.—W. E. Johnston, P.G.M.j No. 8; W- M. Ramsay, No. 26; E. E. Cockroft, No. 43.
The reports of the Grand Master, Grand Secretary,
Grand Treasurer.and Grand Representatives were presented
in printed form and were, on motion, ordered to be received
and referred to a committee to distribute to the various
committees.
The Grand Master appointed the following to form" the
Committee on Distribution: H. J. Raymer, P.G.M. No. 36;
J. Bell, No. 4; E. I,. Webber, No. 2j.  PAST GRAND MASTERS
OF THE
GRAND LODGE OF B. C, I. O. O. F.
*J. S. Drummond	
=JOHN WEILER	
fj. P. Davies	
+ R. Roberts	
x w. j. jeffree	
-§Charles Gowen	
J. Wriglesworth	
B. W. Shiles	
Henry Waller	
-r Alexander Phillips ..
W. D.  McKillican.	
Wm. McColl	
Fred'k Carne	
||Joshua Davies. ..:......
Joshua Davies, re-elected
J. H. Meldram	
E. Quennell	
J. E. Phillips	
J. E. Phillips ...:	
James Crossan	
T. C. Gray	
W. E. Holmes 	
H. B. GlLMOUR,	
W. H. Morton	
A. He.nderson	
d. Welsh	
W. E. JOHNSTONE	
W. Hogg	
1874 . .Victoria Lodge, No. 1. |
1875 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1876 ....  Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
1877 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1878 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
1879..... .Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1880 1 Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
1881 New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
1882 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
1883 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1884 Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
1885 ...   .New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
1886  Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1887 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
t888 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1889 Columbia Lodge, No. 2
1890 Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
1891 Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
1892 New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
1893 Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
1894 Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
1895 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1896  Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
1897 Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
1898 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
1899 Royal City Lodge, No. 3.
1900 Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
1901 Western Star, No. 10.
*Died 6th February, 1884.
JDied 18th March/1885.
+ Died 24th December, 1897.
= Died 6th September, 1899.
fDied 20th September, 1879.
|Died 8th December, 1892.
|]Ceased membership.
-^Died 22nd November, 1900. ADDRESSES OF THE OFFICERS
OF  THE
Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F.
A. Graham, Grand Master  .Vancouver St., Victoria.
E. C. Arthur, M.I)., Deputy Grand Master. .Nelson.
T. F. Neelands, Grand Warden    .Vancouver.
Fred Davey, Grand Secretary Burnside Road, Victoria.
D. E. Mackenzie, Grand Treasurer New Westminster
W. H. Morton, P.G.M., Grand Repre'ntative, Nanaimo.
G. R. Gordon, Grand Representative Vancouver.
H. Siddaix, Grand Chaplain  Victoria.
C. A. Warren, Grand Marshal Golden.
W. Law, Grand Conductor Vancouver.
W. H. Thorpe, Grand Guardian Nanaimo.
E. L. Webber, Grand Herald New Westminster.
The next Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of British
Columbia will be held at Vancouver commencing Wednesday, the
10th day of June, 1903.
SUPPLIES, 18
The following rates will be charged for Supplies, all orders for
which must be signed by the Secretary, bear the Seal of the Lodge,
and be accompanied by the necessary amount to pay the same:
Subordinate Lodge Rituals $300,
Ritual for Rebekah Lodges only  3 00
Visiting and Withdrawal Cards and Dismissal Certificates .. ,. 25
Visiting and Withdrawal Cards for Rebekah Lodges  25
Book of Forms  1 35
Book of Odes with music     . 1 00
White's Digest Edition 1895  3 50
Lodge Odes (Subordinate and Rebekah)  5
Odes with music Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges  15
Anniversary Odes..  |  5
Funeral Hymns, with responses ^T ..' 5
Funeral Ceremony  30
Anniversary Ceremony  30
Memorial and Decoration Ceremony  25
Burial Ceremony, Daughters of Rebekah..  20
Certificate of Membership, on plate paper  75
Rebekah Certificates, on plate paper  30
Officer's Roll Book  1 25
Question Book  1 50
Order on Treasurer's Book, 250 orders  t 50
Initiation Petitions, (per 100) "  I 50
Subordinate Lodge Degree Chart (each)  3 00
Bound Proceedings, Grand Lodge of B. C, 1874 to 18S5  2 00
Subordinate Lodge Floor Work  50
Rebekah Floor Work  50
Black Book  200
Code for government of Rebekah Lodges  10
Official Certificates and Receipts for Dues, in books of 100.... 1 00 2113
February 21st, 1902.—I visited the Lodges of New Westminster
at a joint meeting of Royal City Lodge, No. 3, and Amity Lodge, No.
27, accompanied bv about seventy-five of the Brethren from Vancouver, and we had the pleasure of meeting a number of the Brethren
from Blaine and Whatcom, Grand Jurisdiction of Washington.
April 29th.—Visited Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. 19, Vancouver.
May 2nd.—Visited a joint meeting of the Victoria Lodges, and
witnessed the conferring of the initiatory degree.
M'iy 3rd.—Accompanied by D. D. G. M. Bro. Brayshaw of Victoria, I visited Duncan Lodge, No. 17.
May 5th.—Attended a joint meeting of Harmony Lodge. No. 6,
and Banner Lodge, No. 31, Ladysmilth.
May 6th.—Visited Perseverance Lodge, No. 29, at Extension.
May 7th.—T attended a joint meeting of Black Diamond Lodge,   .
No. 5, and Centennial Lodge, No. 20, at Nanaimo.
May 12th.—Visi'ted Pacific  Lodge  No.  26, Vancouver.
May 15th.—Visited Western Star Lodge, No.  10, Vancouver.
May 16th.—Visited Vancouver Lodge No. 8, Vancouver.
May 17th.—Visited Delta Lodge, No. 21, Ladner.
rebekah branch
With referetntce to this branch, some of the Lodges in this jurisdiction are doing very well, but others are not making much progress.
I therefore trust that the members of our Subordinate Lodges
will take a greater interest in the Rebekah Lodges and give them the
support and assistance they are entitled to. This branch has increased more rapidly in the past year than any other part of our
Order.
dispensations.
June 14th.—To Colfax Rebekah Lodge, No. 1, to accept application from Bro. Smailes and confer the degree an* him at the same
meeting. 2114
June 14th.—To Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23, to initiate and confer the
three degrees at the same meeting.
September 30th.—To Mizpah Rebekah Lodge, No. 2, to hold a
series of monthly entertainments the proceeds to be used for charitable  purposes.
November 30th.—To Pacific Lodge, No. 26, Vancouver, to hold
a social entertainment.
December 14th.—To Tatnai Lodge, No. 9, to wear regalia when
attending the funeral of the late Bro. Randall.
December 25th.—To Rossland Lodge. No. 36 to hold a ball on
December 25th,  1901.
December 25th.—To Deborah Rebekah Lodge. No. 13, and Rossland Lodge, No. 36, to hold a joint public installation in January.
January 6th, 1902.—To Vancouver Lodge, No. 8 ; Western Star
Lodge, No. 10 ; Mount Pleasant Lodge No. 19, and Pacific Lodge,
No. 26, to have a joint installation on January loth, 1902.
January 27th.—To Enterprise Lodge. No. 43, at Trail, to hold a
ball in the month of February.
January 28th.—To Gold Range Lodge, No 22, North Bend,
•to hold a ball in the month of February.
February 8th.—To Delta Lodge, No. 21, to hold a ball in the
name of the Order.
February 24th.—To Selkirk Lodge, No. 12, to hold a ball on
April ist, 1902.
February 24th.—To Kootenay LDdge, No. 16. to elect a third
degree member to the  office of  Noble  Grand.
March 18th.—To Vernon Valley Lodge. No. 18, to hold a concert
and a ball on March 29th and 31st.
April 19th.—To Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15, to hold a ball on
May 16th.
April 28th.—To Gateway Lodge, No. 45, to have an excursion
and picnic on May 24th. May  3rd.—To  Tatnai  Lodge,   No.  9.   to> wear  regalia  at  the
funeral of the late Bro. Vair, P. G.
May 19th.—To Union Lodge, No. n, to hold an excursion.
May 20th.—To the four Vancouver Lodges (jointly) to have an
excursion on June 3rd.
May 25th.—To  Mount Fernie  Lodge,  No.  47, to wear regalia
at a funeral of one of their members
questions and decisions.
June 23rd.    Ques.—Bro.  Stork of Gore Lodge,  Brantford, who
had received a withdrawal card from bis Lodge to assist in applying
for a charter in this jurisdiction, but said card was lost. He applies
for a card to me.
Ans.—Apply to Gore Lodge, Brantford, for a duplicate off the card
issued you  by said  Lodge,  which should be  granted.    See  Section
197, Whites Digest.
Statement.—A Brother olf this jurisdiction receives relief from a
Lodge in San Francisco. Can wie, his Lodge, charge the amount
against him and are we liable for the amount he received.
Ans.—If it was benefits due to him on account of sdckniess, etc.,
your Lodge would be bound to pay the Lodge in San Francisco, but
if not, the Brother is responsible to said Lodge.    You have no- authority to charge it to him as dues.
Ques.—How many weeks benefits is the Brother entitled to who
has been slick 19 days ?
Ans.—Unless your By-Laws specify payment of benefits for part
of a  week,  the brother is  only  entitled to two weeks  benefits,  as,
according to general law. benefits are computed weekly, not daily.
Ques.—What 5s the meaning of the word " remote j in our By-
Laws, Sectiion 2, Article 20?
Ans.—It might be considered any distance that would prevent a
Brother from visiting his Lodge.    Section 2, Article 20 of your By-
Laws is quite clear on thlis point.
Ques.—Is it necessary to pass a motion to receive an application
for membership when presented to a Lodge? 2Il6
Ans.—I do not know any law direct on that point, but in such absence of law, parliamentary procedure is followed. When an application is placed in the hands <.i the Secretary, the usual course is to
move that it be received, or in other words accepted by the Lodge,
and dealt with in the regular way, which I think is the proper
course.
Ques.—Can a Lodge refund money to a new Lodge for candidates
they have (initiated for the purpose of starting such a new Lodge.
Ans.—While I do not know of any law or authority for doing so,
it is a general custom, and the amount paid by said candidates would
be a great help to a new Lodge. I think the spirit of the law should
be carried into effect under such circumstances.
Ques.—A Brother is taken sick a distance from his own Lodge.
He is taken cire of by another Lodge where ha is living, he becomes
insane and is removed by government officials ; said Lodge paid
doctors bill, etc.   Can they recover the amount from "his Lodge ?
Ans.—Our Laws provides that a certain amount of benefits be
paid to members who are entitled to the same, and if the Lodge paid
such benefits to the Brother they could recover the amount, but as
they paid bills incurred, they cannot press the payment of that
amount.
Ques.—What is the proper construction of decision passed at the
meeting of the Grand Lodge in June, tool Ques. n, page 2639, G. L.
proceedings.
Ans.—All Lodges in this jurisdiction belonging to the Grand
Lodge of B. C, and the proper authority in this case is the Grand
Master. . 1||
Sec. 3, .Article VI, of the Constitution for Subordinates, the last
clause reads as follows :—Any third degree member may be elected
to the office of Noble Grand if all qualified Brothers refuse to serve
and a dispensation being granted by the Grand Master. Therefore
the D. D. G. M. cannot grant such dispensation.
Ques.—Can a Lodge take in a suspended member of the Order
as non-beneficial, he being under 50 years of age ?
Ans.—No.
Ques.—Are honorary and nan- beneficial the same under 50 years
of age ? 2117
Ans.—No.
See»Sec. 613, White's Digest. Honorary membership shall under
no circumstances be allowed under this jurisdiction.
Ques.—Can the Noble Grand of a Lodge who is visiting another
Lodge take the chair of said Lodge (if invited), and give initiation
or other degrees.    At institution of a Lodge would it be legal for
him to do so ?
Ans.—Yes.
Ques.—Has instituting officer to  give initiation and degrees  or
can he ask Past Grands who may be present to give same to charter
members ?
Remark.—I take this to mean new members accepted after a
Lodge is instituted, as I consider the members of the Order who
apply for a charter, are strictly speaking, the charter members.
Ans.—No.
See Sec. 668, White's Digest. The Grand officers as such cannot,
after institution, initiate candidates nor confer the degrees.
Therefore, I would say, after a Lodge is   instituted,   the   new
officers elected and installed, the Noble  Grand is in charge of the
Lodge, and he may invite any Past Grand or Noble Grand of a Lod
that is present, to confer the initiatory or other degrees.
Ques.—In voting to  elect representatives to the Grand Lodge,
can the Noble Grand give a casting vote, he having already voted
With the other members.
Ans.—No.
While I do not know any law directly bearing on the election of
representatives to  Grand  Lodge but  under such  circumstances  we
should follow the general rule for elections, which requires a majority of all the votes, and if the result is a tie the Noble Grand having
voted, there is no majority, and it would be necessary to call for
another vote.
Ques.—Can a Lodge accept a Brother by card who is proprietor
of a hotel but does not attend his bar?
(He has gone into the hotel business recently.) Ans.—No.
According to the report of the Committee on judiciary adopted
at the last meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, he would not be
eligible.
See Ques 3, on page 363, in the Journal of Proceedings of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge, September,  1901. and report of committee
adopted on page 373, amendment of representative Lovan, 89 voting
for and 41 against.
installations.
July 6th.—Installed the officers of Pacific Lodge, No. 26.
July 9th.—Installed the officers of Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
January 10th, 1902.—Assisted by Bro. Neelands, G. T., Bro. H. H.
Davis, D. D. G. M. and several Past Grands, we held a joint installation of the officers of* Vancouver Lodge, No. 8 ; Western Star,
No. 10 ; Mount Pleasant , No. 19, and Pacific, No. 26.
dispensations for lodges to work.
Issued a dispensation to institute Ivy Rebekah  Lodge, No.   14,
at Duncan.
Issued a dispensation to institute a Lodge off the Order at Fernie.
I would recommend that Charters be granted for those Lodges.
In conclusion. I wish to extend to all the Grand Lodge officers,
whom I have met, and the members throughout the jurisdiction ;
my very sincere thanks for the kindness shown tb me and the cordial
welcome given to me on the occasion of all my visits, which will
never be forgotten, and to our Grand Secretary, Bro. Davey, whose
unceasing efforts for the prosperity of our Order has always been of
great assistance to me in the performance of my duty as Grand
Master.
Grand Master. 2119
I. O. O. F
OFFICE OF GRAND MASTER
Vancouver, B. C, 12th March, 1002
1819-1902
Anniversary Proclamation.
To the Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges, Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. 0. F. ill
Dear Brothers and Sisters —In compliance with the Proclamation
of the Grand Sire and in accordance with time honored custom, I,
William Hogg, Grand Master, by virtue of the authority vested in
me, do hereby enjoin upon all Lodges of this Jurisdiction to take
appropriate action for the due commemoration of the 26th day of
April, 1902, it being the Eighty-Third Anniversary of our Order,
by suitable exercises in observance of the day, and by public thanksgiving to Almighty God for His manifold mercies to us as individuals and as an Order.
And inasmuch as some Lodges may desire to appear in pubfic
in regalia, a Dispensation is hereby granted them to do so.
Yours fraternally,
Attest.
FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
WM. HOGG,
Grand Master, ,
'&£:£■'■
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■ «   "■
2I20
I. O. O. F.
OFFICE OF GRAND MASTER.     _
Vancouver, B. C, 12th May, 1902.
Memorial Day Proclamation.
To the Subordinate Lodges Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers ?—In accordance with the Proclamation
of the Grand Sire, I William Hogg, Grand Master of the Grand
Lodge of British Columbia, do hereby request all the subordinate
Lodges of this Jurisdiction that have suffered loss of membership
by death, to assemble on the second Tuesday of June next, being the
10th day of June, 1902, or on such other date as may be deemed more
convenient, and engage in
deceased members.
appropriate   exercises   respecting   their
And inasmuch as some Lodges may desire to appear in public
in Regalia on this occasion, a Dispensation is hereby granted empowering them to do so.
Yours fraternally,
WM. HOGG.
Grand Master.
Jr
Yttest,
FRED DAVEY
Grand Secretary. GRAND SECRETARY'S REPORT
To the Grand Lodge of .British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
It again becomes my duty to submit for your consideration a
report of the work of this office and of the condition of the Order
in this  Province on 31st  December.  1901.
state of the order. -
The following Lodges have been instituted since we last met:—
"Snowshoe" Lodge, No. 46. at Phoenix on 20th June, 1901, by Bro.
W. M. Law, P. 6., Special Deputy Grand Master. "Mount Fernie"
Lodge. No. 47. at Fernie on 24th February, 1902 by Bro. F. E.
Simpson. P. G.. Special Deputy Grand Master. "Ivy" Rebekah
Lodge, No. 14, at Duncan, on 19th October, 1901, by Bro. P. W.
Dempster, P. G. R.. Special Deputy Grand Master.
The original Charter was restored to Perseverance Lodge No. 29,
and it was reorganized .at Extension on the 13th July, 1901.
The amalgamation of 'Victoria" Lodge, No 1, and "Peerless"
Lodge, No. 33. was effected on 5th of July, 1901. Peerless Lodge
surrendering its Charter.
I am informed that a petition will shortly be received for a Subordinate Lodge at Armstrong, the Withdrawal Cards of the petitioners having been applied for.
A petition, accompanied by the Charter Fee, has been received
for a Rebekah Lodge at Slocan, but arrangements for the Institution
have not yet been made.
A communication was received from "Carson" Lodge, No. 37,
dated 27th July, 1901, stating that the members had decided to surrender the Charter, owing to its small membership and consequent 2122
inability to hold regular meetings, but up to this date it has not come
to hand.
KT¥  TO   SECRET  WORK.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge at its last Session having directed
ihe preparation of a Cipher and Key to the unwritten work, copies of
the work of the Rebekah, Subordinate and Grand Lodge Degrees
have been obtained and cart be consulted at this Session.
appeal.
One appeal has been received since last Session, viz. :—Bro. J. R.
Coombes against the action of " Pacific " Lodge, No. 26, in expelling
him from membership, which was duly forwarded to the Chairman of
the Committee on Appeals.
AMENDMENT   OF   CONSTITUTION.
The Special Committee on Expenses of the Grand Lodge, appointed last Seslkm, have given the requisite notice to amend the
Grand Lodge Constitution respecting Representationy-copies of same
have been sent to the Subordinate Lodges, and the amendments will
be submitted for your consideration. 2123
STATISTICAL.
The following comparative statement exhibits the result of last year's
work.
Increase
Decrease
No. of Lodges, 31st Dec. 1901	
4'           institnted. since	
41
)
3,366
325
64
28
30
3
37
1
2
194
1,061
632
$37,091,97
8,549 75
11,404 96
5,625 83
$62,672 51
338
2,606
30
8
$16,700 75
514 00
10 00
224 00
2,261 85
802 32
20,512 92
20,586 84
225,347 22
49 41
6 10
5 ds 10 hr
7 ws  5 ds
$        6 11
12 21
66 98
295,290 14
2
150
I of mem. Sub. Lodges 31 Dec. 1901
"   initiated during the year..
t      "   admitted by card     "
asA.O.       "
'      1   reinstated                ■•'
|      |   withdrawn               |
'      "   expelled                   "
1       "   deceased                   "
\      i   resigned                    "
I      |   suspended  for cause	
\      |   ceased mem'shipby N.P.D.
1   Degrees conferred	
\   Past Grands	
4
22
1
2
1
3
15
1
2
15
180
59
$2,727 27
560 43
2,090 85
5,265 05
12
* -          • *  • •      •
R
T«
<
©venue of Subordinate Lodges	
From dues 	
"   admissions and degrees.;	
"   rents and invested funds	
"   other sources	
[)tal Revenue	
o of brothers relieved	
113 50
'    wfiftlrs sio.lr hfmfifits naid	
429
"   widowed families relieved.
11
1
$2,518 61
87 00
10 00
224 00
833 70
492 02
1,199 26
15,410 00
Amt. paid for the relief of brothers..
1          "       1    widowed families
1           "       "      orphans	
"            "        ftdnf»Ation of orohans
T
A
A
|          "       burying the dead... ||
1          |       special relief	
c>tal amount paid for relief	
$871 89
1          "       current expenses	
i          I       of assets 	
ver. amt. of benefits paid to each
sick member	
9 54
v. amt_ ft-jrn. for rftliftf tier mfvmhfvr
0 55
Av. duration of sickness         "
p       S           "    "   per sick member
Av. cost per member for cur. exp .  .
ii      •'             S            for all lods^fi f*m.
1 day 4 hrs
1 wk 4 dys
0 08
$0 47
A
v. amt. of assets per member	
at«l amount expended for relief in
this jurisdiction since institution of
Grand Lodge in 1874..
1 70 2124
STATISTICAL—Continued.
Increase
Decrease
REBEKAH    LODGES.
No. of Lodges 31 Dec. 1901	
*'    1 members—Brothers	
"   "•        "       —Sisters	
9
214
303
42
46
29
71
1
1
$    973 79
45 00
1 50
46 35
1,031 95
$ 1,284 97
1
2
26
No. of members admitted dur. year—
Brothers	
Sisters	
No. of mem. withdrawn or dropped—
Brothers	
Sisters	
No. of members deceased—
Brothers	
1
25
38
66
Sisters	
Total receipts during the year	
Total payments during the year—
Relief of members..   	
Relief of widowed families......
Special relief	
$121 51
147.85
1 50
46 35
390 11
Lodge expenses	
Total assets 31st Dec. 1901	
574 69 2125
FINANCIAL STATEMENT.
Cash received and paid to Grand Treasurer.
Tax term
Thx term
From Whom Received.
ended
30th June
ended
31st Deer
Supplies.
Home
Fund.
Fines,
Charter,
Total.
1901
1901
Fees, etc-
Victoria Lodge,
No. 1
$   42 30
$   94 05
$     5 00
$   25 50
$ 166 85
Columbia         '
2
65 25
66 15
11 80
143 20
Royal City         *
•       3
69 30
65 70
3 00
10 25
2 00
150 25
4
67 95
65 25
10 00
40 50
183 70
Black Diamond.        '
t       5
6
67 95
52 65
70 65
52 65
11 00
3 00
149 60
TTarmonv                         '
108 30
TSxcelsior                       *
4       7
18 90
19 80
1 00
39 70
Vancouver        |
8
56 70
56 25
5 75
96 00
2 00
216 70
Tatnad        '
9
31 05
31 50
1 00
63 55
Western Star         1
*      10
108 90
112 05
13 00
50 00
283 95
Union              ..-.        '
j      11
4      12
23 40
29 25
23 85
27 45
7 00
4 75
54 25
Selkirk        '
54 50
115 95
Cloverdale         |
1      15
i 12 15
12 60
1 00
25 00
50 75
Kootenay         '
4      16
53 10
49 95
7 75
110 80
Duncan         '
1     17
22 95
22 05
1 00
10 00
56 00
Vernon Valley..        '
Mt. Pleasant ...       '
j      18
17 55
19 35
2 62
39 52
'      19
20 70
21 60
3 25
45 55
Centennial....   .        i
'     20
46 35
45 00
5 25
7 00
103 60
4      21
13 05
13 95
12 00
39 00
Gold Range        '
•      22
17 10
14 85
1 00
12 00
44 95
Ashcroft            '
<     23
12 15
12 15
1 00
14 50
39 80
Island                          '
4     24
'     25
18 90
32 40
18 45
25 20
37 35
Revelstoke         1
26 00
83 60
Pacific         '
4     26
94 50
97 65
15 50
75 00
282 65
<    .27
64 80
68 40
13 00
39 25
185 45
Cheam. •.         '
'     28
18 90
17 10
1 10
12 00
49 10
Perseverance....        '
j     29
21 7o
6 80
28 55
Banner                          '
4     31
4     33
34 65
52 20
28 80
3 00
2 00
66 45
Peerless             4
54 20
Rocky Mountain       '
4     34
23 85
24 30
1 80
21 00
70 95
Cedar                    '
4      35
19 35
18 90
38 25
Rossland         '
4     36
64 80
62 10
5 95
42 80
175 65
Boundary Valley       '
4      38
30 60
30 15
15 50
88-85
2 00
117 10
Silver City
4      39
29 25
31 05
1 50
61 80
4     40
17 10
16 20
4 50
64 00
101 80
Trout Lake..         '
4     41
14 40
15 30
9 00
38 70
Key City	
4     42
30 15
31 05
2 00
63 20
4     43
38 25
40 95
5 00
72 50
156 70
Wildey	
|      44
16 20
17 55
1 00
•  ••••••
34 75
Gateway        '
4      45
27 90
29 25
• 5 00
35 00
97 15
Snowshoe         '
I      46
17 55
| 49
9 00
31 95
Mt. Fernie.                4
4      47
32 15
5 50
30 00
62 15
Vancouver Lodges
5 50
Colfax Rebekah          4
'        l
2 50
2 50
Mizpah         I
2
1      30 60
| ||      30 60
$1476 90
$1508 55
$ 222,87
I 825 75
|$   48 00
$4082 07 FINANCIAL   STATEMENT.—Continued.
Cash   received  and  paid  to   Grand   Treasurer.
From Whom Received.
Tax term
ended
30th June
1901
Tax term
ended
31st Deer.
1901
Supplies
Home
Fund
Fines.
Charter,
Feesr eKae-.
Total.
Miriam Lodge No. 3
Beulah                        "       5
$1476 90
$1508 55
$222 87
$825 75
9 25
31 40
40 00
20 55
$48 00
10 00
10 00
$4082 07
9 25
31 40
Laurel                         "       9
40 00
Deborah     ...             44     13
4 00
18 on
10 00
3 75
24 55
Ivy         44     14
Floral           "     15
28 00
20 00
Sundry persons	
3 75
Interest Treasurer's acct...
j
24 85
24 85
	
$1476 90
$1508 55
$258 62
$926 95
$92 85
$4263 87 2127
ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER
Date
0*2
5ZJO
In Whose Favor.
Oct.
Nov.
1901
June 14
14
14
14
Aug. 5
12
12
22
31
Sept. 14
14
14
12
30
30
30
30
Dec. 18
18
1902
Jan. 30
Feb.    8
8
12
12
Mar. 15
15
VI
31
April 3
7
7
14
16
19
9
19
19
19
19
1 Grand Treasurer. -.
2 W. H. Huxtable..
3G. Norris, jr	
4 H. J. Riekard	
A. A. Boak&Co .
R. S. Day	
T. R. Cusack	
Grand  Secretary.
May
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
Description
Grand Master...
Grand Secretary,
tt
Colonist P. & P.
T. R. Cusack...
Co.
Grand Secretary
c«
T. R. Cusack...
Grand Secretary.
Odd Fellows Union.
Grand Secretary ...
a
Grand Master.	
Grand Secretary..
Sov. Grand Lodge.
Grand Secretary...
T. R. Cusack....
Grand Secretary
Sovereign Grand Lodge.
SUMMARY.
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer per last report $1715 23
Cash received and paid to Grand Treasurer  4263 87
Less orders drawn on Grand Treasurer.
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer $1703 77
Mileage & per diem 1901
Caretaker G.S. office ...
Janitor, e|fc., session 1901
G. L. Card in I.O.F.. ..
Bond Gmnd Treasurer..
Secretary
Printing Pro. 1901, etc.
Sov. GJmj. supplies
Dep. say. bk. Home ace.
Allowance for expenses
Salary 3 months	
Postage and sundries...
S. G. L. Supplies	
Order Book on G. T...
Printing	
Home account.
S. Gr L. supplies	
Salary 3 months	
Postage and sundries..,
Dep. sav. bk. Home ace
Printing	
Dep. sav. bk. Home ace
Rent G. S. office	
Salary 3 months	
Postage and sundries
Sov. Grand L.   supplies
Dep. sav. bk. Home ace.
Allowance for expenses
Dep. sav bk. Home ace.
Representative Tax	
Dep. sav. bk.. Home ace.
Sov. G. L. supplies	
Dep. sav. bk. Home ace.
Printing	
Salary 3 months	
Postage and sundries
Dep. sav. bk. Home ace
Balance of account	
127 00
6 50
50 00
50 00
100 00
150 00
13 25
63
93 00
50 00
81 00
150 00
50 00
25 00
187 00
8
150 00
22 10
257 00
1
4275 33
$5979 10
. 4275 33 2128
STOCK ACCOUNT.
Balance from last year's,account	
Goods bought during the year	
Freight on supplies from Sovereign Grand Lodge
Goods sold during the year ,
Loss during the year.	
Value of stock on hand	
Dr.
^295 10
149 34
14 60
$459 04
Cr.
277 12
32 52
149 40
$459 04
ODD FELLOWS' HOME ACCOUNT.
RECEIPTS.
Amount on hand as per last report $ 833 97
Interest, Dominion Government Savings Bank       24 61
Subscriptions to date     926 95
$1,785 53
PAYMENTS,
T. R. Cusack, printing circulars, subscription lists, etc. $24 95
Grand Secretary, postage    2 55
 $     27 50
Balance :  $1,758 03
Deposited in Dom. Govt. Savings Bank $1,757 43
In hands of Grand Treasurer  60
 $1,758 03
AGED ODD FELLOWS' FUND.
Amount on hand per last report $344 29
Interest Dom. Govt. Savings Bank     10 29
$354 58
Deposited in Dom, Govt. Savings Bank $354 18
In hands of Grand Treasurer         40
  $354 58 Folio
of
Ledger
219
220
232
234
2*0
242
216
218
250
252
268
276
Furniture and regalia
Dominion Lodge, No. 4
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5
Miriam Rebekah Lodge, No. 3
Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19.
Delta Lodge, No. 21
Gold Range Lodge, No
Stock.	
Island Lodge, No. 24
Grand Treasurer
Profit and Loss
Revelstoke Lodge, No. 25
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8
Pacific Lodge, No. 26
Perseverance Lodge. No. 29
Cedar Lodge, No. 35
Odd Fellows' Home
Dominion   Government  Savings
(Home acc't)	
Boundary Valley Lodge, No. 38
Silver City Lodge, tfo. 39
Slocan Lodge, No. 40
Aged Odd Fellows' Fund
Excelsior Lodge, No
Trout Lake Lodge, No. 41
Dominion   Government   Savings
(Aged Odd Fellows' Fund)
Key City Lodge, No. 42
Enterprise Lodge, No 43
Wildey Lodge, No. 44
Ivy Rebekah Lodge, No. 14
Floral 44 No. 15 2130
FINANCIAL.
It will be seen by the foregoing that the Receipts and Expenditure for the year have closely approximated the ■estimate of the
Finance Committee, last Session, the balance in the hands of the
Grand Treasurer is $144.94 more than was then anticipated.
I regret to state that it has been found necessary to put into force'
the amendment to the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges made last
Session and impose fines on several Lodges to the amount- of $40.00
for not rendering their reports in proper time ; of this sum $18.00
has been paid and I would recommend that this amount be donated +o
the Home Fund.
ODD  FELLOWS  HOME  FUND.
At the request of the Special Committee, pppointed last Sessiion,
on Odd Fellows Home, an appeal on behalf of this fund, with subscription lists, were printed and a sufficient numlber of copies o'f the
appeal was sent to each Lodge for distribution to every member of
the jurisdiction. Circulars have also been sent out tfrom time to time
reminding the Lodges of the object in view and requesting that the
monies collected be sent to this office in sufficint tfrme to insert in
this report. Up to this date subscriptions amounting to $92625 have
been received from 23 Subordinate and 5 Rebekah Lodges. Eighteen
Subordinate and 2 Rebekah Lodges have not been heard from.
Although the amount received does not come up to the optimistic
expectations of our last Grand Master, viz. : $1.00 per member, y^t
it forms quite a substantial increase to the fund. The Rebekah Lodges
and the younger Subordinate Lodges displayed a liberality that mi ht
well be imfitated by others.
It is to be regretted that so many of our Lodges, including some
of the wealthiest; failed to respond to an appeal so closely identified
with the welfare of this jurisdiction and the charitable principles of
our Order, but it is hoped that they will yet fall into line and help
to augment the fund. The amounts collected as subscriptions have
been supplemented in some cases by receipts from entertainments and
in other cases by donations from Lodge funds. The total amount
realized represents about 27^ cents per member for the whole jurisdiction, and 37 cents per member of the contributing Lodges. To
Slocan Lodge. No. 40, belongs the honor of the highest average
with 36 members it donated $64.00 equal to $1.78 per member. Th?
Rebekah Lodges contributing averaged 32 cents per member.   Be^ah 2131
Lodge,  No.  5,  has the highest average,  with 21  members it gave
$31.40 or nearly $1.50 per member
CONCLUSION.
This is the fourth time the Grand Lodge has convened in this
city. Since we last met here, the fine Hall in which wo then assembled, and almost the entire city, were destroyed in the terrible fire of
nth September, 1899. Nothing daunted by that untoward event the
citizens with indomitable courage and determination set to work to
repair the damage and we have again the pleasure of meeting in a city
'which has sprung Phoenix like from the ashes. It is quite possible
that the losses sustained through the fire are still felt, but it is^to be
hoped that the faith and energy shown by the community here, may
in the near future, be rewarded with the prosperity and success ilt
so richly deserves.
Fraternally submitted.
Grand Secretary. 2132
REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER.
Tc the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. O. F.:
I beg to submit below a report of the monies received and disbursed
by me during the past year:
1901 Dr.
June 14   To bal. rec. from Bro. Fox, late Grand Treasurer. .$1,715 23
July    8 cash received from Bro. H. H. Davis, D.D.G.M 56 70
9             4<         4<           44                   P                      ^44      20 70
18            44         |           44    Bro. W. Hogg, G.M i 203 40
Aug. 24            44        44           |   Grand Secretary  969 79
Sept.   3 44         '4           "   Excursion com., ^Vancouver. 5 50
1902
Feb.    4             44      . V           <4    Bro. W. Hogg, G.M  287 10
4                        4l           44   Pacific Lodge, No. 26   50 00
27 44        44           44    Grand Secretary  1,468 25
May 21 44         44           44    Canadian Bank of Commerce
interest on deposit        24 85
28 44        I 44    Grand Secretary......   1,177 58
|1 $5,979 10.
1901                                                  Cr.
14 June to 19 May, 1902   By paid orders Nos. 1 to 40 $4,275 33
By balance in hand $1,703 77
Fraternally submitted
T. F. NEELANDS,
W& Grand Treasurer 2!33
REPORT OF GRAND REPRESENTATIVES
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.
Grand Master, Officers and Representatives—In conformity with
the duties of our office, to attend the Sessions Of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge, we have the honor to submlit the following as oiur
report of the doings of that body at its sessions held in the City of
Indianapolis, Indiana, September ioth to 21st inclusive.
THE   RECEPTION.
Monday morning the Representatives gathered at the English
Opera House for the formal exchange of salutations. Judge U. Z.
Wiley presided, and seated with him upon the stage were representatives of the State and Qity Governments, officers- of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge and a number of Past Grand Sires and prominent
members off the Order. Brother Wiley extended to the visitors.a
cordial "Hoosder" welcome, not explaining the exact character of such
a welcome, but assuring all that by Saturday night they would know
just what it means, after which a chorus rendered " God save the
King," in recognition of our Canadian Brothers, and followed it
with " America."
Both the Governor and Mayor were unavoidably absent, but
their places were ably filled by Lieutenant-Governor Gilbert and
John W. Kern, City Attorney of Indianapolis, who extended an
earnest welcome on behalf respectively of the State and City. Grand
Master Thomas R. Jessup, who was then introduced, delivered a
most eloquent eulogy on Indiana Odd Fellowship, and portrayed in
an interesting and instructive manner the greatness of the State, concluding with a fraternal welcome from more than 53>ooo Odd Fellows
and 40,000 Rebekahs within the jurisdiction over which he presides. 2134
To these greetings Grand Sire Cable expressed in his sincere and
eloquent way our appreciation of the cordial welcome extended,
and returned, on behalf of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, its fraternal
salutations.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge met in the Hall of the House of
Representatives, and the roll call showed the following officers were
present:
A.  C.  Cable    Grand  Sire.
John B.  Goodwin Deputy  Grand  Sire.
J.   Frank   Grant j    Grand  Secretary.
M. Richards Muckle    Grand Treasurer.
Elvin J.  Curry Assistant Grand Secretary.
John B. Cockrum Grand Marshal.
John   Welsh     Grand   Guardian
Charles  H.   Lyman Grand  Messenger.
Forty-seven Grand Lodges and thirty-one Grand Encampments
were represented. The following. Past Grand Sires were also in
attendance :
James   P.   Sanders New   York.
Milton  J.   Durham % Kentucky.
John C. Underwood    .. Kentucky.
Charles M. Busbee   North Carolina.
' CI. T. Campbell  Ontario.
J. W. Stebbins '. New York.
Alfred   S.   Pinkerton      Massachusetts.
EXTRACTS FROM THE REPORT OF THE GRAND SIRE.
STATE   OP  THE   ORDER.
Odd Fellowship has long since crossed the rubicon of fear and
doubt, and now stands firmly planted, stout in the hearts of the
people, as an agency for the betterment of man's condition unsurpassed in the annals of the world, and is to-day united under one
standard the rallying ensign for more than one and one-quarter
million of people, who have determined in their hearts that its banner, bearing its maxim of Friendship, Love and Truth, shall wave
over the civilization of the whole world. 2135
You are to be congratulated upon the healthy and prosperous
condition of the Order in all its various branches throughout your
jurisdiction, as shown by the statistics compiled by the Grand Secretary, and from which I quote freely, adopting practically the form
used by my predecessors to show, by comparison, the true condition
of the Order.
INITIATIONS.
Initiations  on the Continent of  North America in  1900 :
Subordinate initiations     Qi>i94
Rebekah initiations  (Brothers, 23,649; Sisters, 39733), :•    63,382
Encampment initiations     14*481
Patriarchs Militant admitted      2,064
Total initiations     171,121
To which should be added those reported—
From Australasia  8^0
Denmark    506
Germany  800
Netherlands     144
Sweden  342
Switzerland  33
Grand total of initiations in all branches of the Order.
as reported throughout the world       173,826
MEMBERSHIP.
The membership of the Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges, Encampments and Cantons on the Continent of North America for the
year ending December 31st, 1900, as compared with the year ending
December 31st, 1899, is as follows :
Subordinate Lodges
December 31st, 1899.   Members  	
December 31st, 1000.   Members	
Increase in 1900     65,522
Subordinate Encampments.
December 31st, 1899.    Members       130,067
December 31st,  1900.    Members            135.209
Increase in   1900    5,142
1,063,572
1,129,094 ■ '--'I? 2136   '■-'%'_'
Rebekah Lodges.
December 31st,   1899.    Members  Brothers        125,297
December 31st,   1900.    Members  Brothers       132.489
Increase   in   1900        7,192
December 31st,   1899.    Members  Sisters    .*     200,849
December 31st, 1900.    Members Sisters     217,944
Increase in  1900        17,095
Total   increase   of   membership   in   Rebekah
Lodges in 1900     24,287
Patriarchs Militant.
December 31st, 1809.    Members           15,274
December 31st, 1900.   Members   15,573
Increase  in   1900     299
RELIEF.
Relief by Lodges December 31st,  1899        $3,364,074 77
Relief by Encampments December 31st, 1899 g|l..        275,085 22
Relief by Rebekah Lodges December 31st,  1899  55,428 33
Total Relief 1899   $3,695,488.32
Relief by Lodges December 31st, 1900    $3,408,695 52
Relief by Encampments December 31st,  1900           265,802 46
Relief by Rebekah Lodges December 31st, 1900  62,19462
Total   Relief   1000    $3,736,692.60
Increase in relief paid in  1900  over  1899,   $41,204.28
Which,  however is $231,297.52 less than the increase
of 1899 over 1898.
Statistics of the Order throughout the world, from 183c to December 31st,
1900, including Australasia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
Initiations  in  Subordinate  Lodges     2,440,194
Members  relieved  2,456,309
Widowed families relieved    251,138
Members deceased  240,974
Total relief  $88,559,04055
Total revenue....'   $229,106,851 09 2i37
CONDITION OF THE ORDER,  DECEMBER 31 ST,   I9OO.
Quasi-Independent    Grand    Lodges    (Australasia,   Denmark,
Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland,	
Sovereign Grand Lodge    	
Grand Lodges  	
Grand Encampments	
Subordinate Lodges  12,347
Subordinate Encampments       2,683
Lodge Members 944,372
Encampment members 135,209
Rebekah Lodges       5,605
Rebekah  Lodge members    351,526
DECISIONS.
Grand Sire Cable reported 106 official decisions, of which 43 relate to Subordinate Lodges, three to Encampments, 17 to Rebekah
Lodges, 28 are miscellaneous, and 15 are in reference to the Patriarchs.    Several were reversed and amended, and one was disapproved.
SUBORDINATE  LODGE  DECISIONS.
No. 1. Statement.—Mr. A. files an application for membership by
initiation in Lodge No. 1. By that Lodge he is elected to member-
ihip. Lodge No. 1 issues order requesting Lodge No. 2 to confer the
initiatory degree.   The Brother signs the Constitution of Lodge No. 2.
Ques. Where is the brother's membership, in the Lodge that elected him or in the Lodge that initiated him?
Ans. The brother's membership is in the Lodge that elected him,
although his initiation was illegal. (See White's Digest, sections 674-
6S9-690.)
No. 2 Ques . Can a brother who is over 50 years of age, who is
a Third Degree member in good standing, be admitted as an honoi-
ary member of an Encampment by initiation?
Ans.   No.   (See sections 613 and 618, White's Digest; also decision No. 20, page 15,165, S. G. L. Journal, 1897.)
No. 3. Ques. Are Eurasians of good repute, but who are of mixed foreign and Japanese parentage, eligible to membership in the Order? Ill HR H 2I38 .    'I
Ans.   No.    (See Sec. 2, Art.  XVI, of Constitution.)
No. 4. Statement.—Lodge No. 33 (in Oklahoma) reports a bro-'
ther in their town to he in destitute circumstances, a member of Lodge
No. 59, Indian Territory, who is an Indian.
Ques.   What shall Lodge No. 33 do in this particular case?
i
Aus.   The Brother,  although an Indian, is a member until the
Subordinate Lodge terminates his membership, as provided by law,
and is entitled to the privileges of the Order.    (See Decision No. 16,
page 18, S. G. L. Journal of 1899.)
No. 5. Ques. Under the laws of the Sovereign Grand Lodge and
our Constitution (jurisdiction of New Hampshire,) can a Subordinate
Lodge lawfully refuse to pay weekly benefits to a sick Brother of the
Third Degree on the ground that his sickness is incident to old age,
the Brother being over eighty years of age.
Answer. If a Brother is over eighty years of age, in good standing in his Lodge, and is taken sick (whether such sickness is incidental to old age Or not), he is entitled to benefits. If the aged
Brother is not sick, but merely infirmed from old age, then by a construction of the law he would not be entitled 1 to benefits. (See
White's Digest, sections 49, 50, 53-)
No. 6. Statement.—Under the mfinimun benefit law, a Brother
being on the sick list four weeks and four days, is the Brother entitled
to benefits for the full four weeks and four days, or only for the full
four weeks;, there being no provision that benefits shall (or shall
not) be paid for a fractional part of a week ?
Ans.—Benefits are payable weekly, and unless there is positive
legislation in your jurisdiction (New Hampshire) providing for the
payment of benefits for the fractional part of a week, it is held that
the Brother is entitled to payments for the full week and that the
fractional part is excluded. (See section 6, White's Digest; alsd
section 2 of Art. Ill, page 477, White's Digest.)
No. 7. Statement.—A Brother resident of Ohio, and a member of
an Ohio Lodge, is taken sick with a fatal illness when he is eight
days in arrears for dues. After he becomes sick, he pays his dues,
which are accepted by the Lodge, and continued in good standing 2139
until his death.    The local Lodge took charge of the remains and he
was buried with all honors accorded all worthy members.
Ques.—Is the Lodge liable for funeral expenses ?
Ans.—No. Under the laws of the Grand Lodge of Ohio, a Brother to be entitled to other than attentive benefits must have his dues
paid in advance. The funeral expense provided for by the laws of the
Grand Lodge of Ohio, are predicated upon the fact that the Brother
was, at the time of his death, in good standing. (See sections 97-105,
White's Digest.) ...  :
No. 8. Statement. The By-Laws of Sterling Lodge, No. 44,
working under the Grand Lodge of Vermont, Section 2, Clause 1,.
of the Constitution, reads as follows : | The regular contributions
of this Lodge shall not be at a less rate than' 6% cents per wfeefk, the
same to be determined by the By-LaWs."
Article III, Section 2, of the By-Laws reads as follows: 1 Every
member of this Lodge shall pay into'the general fund of this Lodge,
as dues per quarter, the minimum amount fixed by the Grand Bodies
under which this Lodge has jurisdiction. Quarters to commence on
the first day of January, April, July and October.",
Article II, Section 7, of the By-Laws is as follows : \ The
Lodge may grant a Brother a Withdrawal Card when he may request
it by a majority vote by baLl ballot, if he i's.clear on the! books—'-on
the payment of twenty-five cents on his dues for the time for which
the card was granted."
Ques.—In case  a  Brother whose dues  are  paid to  January  1st
asking  a  Withdrawal   Card,  the  second  meeting  night  in  January,
should he be required to pay for the quarter ending April 1, $1.00, as
the Lodgt collects its dues,  or for  only two weeks,  being the two
weeks elapsed since the time to which his dues were paid ?
Ans.—The Constitution is higher authority than the By-Laws,
and it provides, as set'forth in Section 2, Clause 1, quoted at the
beginning of the, statement, % That the contributions shall not be at
a less rate than 6^4 cents per week," thereby recognizing the &ck
that dues accrue weekly. Section 2, Article III, of! the By-Laws,
which provides for the payment of dues quarterly, is only for the
convenience of the Lodge. It. is held, therefore, if a Brother pays
his dues up to the time when making application for his card, together with the fee for the ^ame, he has complied with the law. (See
section 297, White's Digest.) 2140
No. 9. Ques.—Does the " proviso " to the resolution embodied^
in Report No. 230, from the Legislative Committee, found on page
15,640, Journal, 1897, take any of the powers from the Lodge, by By-
Laws, to fix the re-instatement fee at a less sum than the fee charged
for an initiate of the same age ; or does said " proviso' simply
enlarge the powers of the Lodge, so it may by By-Law charge more
than the fee for an initiate of the same age, when the' initiation fee is
fixed by its By-Laws at less than one year's dues ?
Ans.—It enlarges the power of the Lodge. It authorizes a Lodge
by whose By-Laws the fee of initiation is less than the sum of one
year's dues, to amend its By-Laws so that it may charge for re-instatement a fee not less than the sum charged for one year's dues.
No. 10. Statement.—Hon. Robert A. Mosley, a former member
of Talledega Lodge, and a Past Grand Master of the Order in this
State, was recently suspended for non-payment of dues. Since his
suspension he died in China, where he was as U. S. Cosrcsul in the
city of Singapore. The government will return his remains to Talledega for interment, and the Odd Fellows of the State desire to
bury the remains of our late brother according to the rites and ceremonies of Odd Fellowship.
Ques.—Can a Brother who stands suspended for non-payment
of dues,, be buried with the honors of the Order, no expense to be incurred by the. Order?
Ans.—If the proceedings were in every particular regular at the
time of the brother's suspension, it is held that the Lodge cannot extend the funeral honors.   (See White's Digest, Sections 381-382.
No. 11. Statement.—A Grand Master decides that a Subordinate
Lodge will have to wear a funeral badge or be granted permission to
wear the regalia of the Order at the funeral of a deceased brother.
The decision was approved by the Grand Lodge. The Constitution
for the government of Subordinate Lodges of the Jurisdiction is silent upon the question.
Ques.—Will the decision stand as law?
Ans.—Yes, in so far as it applies to the Jurisdiction of West Virginia.    See Section 385, White's Digest.
No. 12.   Statement.—A member of the Order is a duly admitted
inmate  of the  Odd  Fellows'   Home in  Massachusetts.    As  such  an 2141
in.nate, in case of sickness, he is cared for by the Home, but by the
provision of the law his Lodge is not liable for payment of such benefits on account of said sickness. While an inmate of the Home, after
a judicial investigation, he is legally declared insane, and committed
as such to one of the State hospitals for the insane. As an inmate of
one of the hospitals for the treatment of the insane the expense of his
care and treatment is paid by the town or city in which he has a legal
settlement. ;
Ques. (a.)—Upon the admission of the brother to the hospital for
the insane what is his relation to the Odd Fellows' Home?
Ans.—Being a duly accredited inmate of the Home at the time,
it became necessary to transfer him to the hospital for the insane;
when his mental condition is restored, his return to the Home follows, im  •
No. 13. Ques. (b.)—What is the liability of said Home for the expense of his care and maintenance in said hospital?
Ans.—The Home is not liable.
No. 14.   Ques.    (c.)    While an inmate of the hospital for the insane what is the relation and   liability of   the    Lodge toward the
Brother?
Ans.—While an inmate of the hospital for the insane the relation
and liability of the Lodge to the Brother is the same as to its other
members.   It is liable to pay him sick benefits.
No. 15. Statement.—A Brother being admitted to an Odd Fellows' Home by the request of his Lodge, his income being sufficient
to pay the amount per week that the Home requires, and the Brother
voluntarily paying that amount.
Ques.—Should the Brother be sick and require night care, is his
Lodge bound to furnish such care, and if his Lodge pays his board at
said Home, is his Lodge under obligations to furnish night care?
Ans.—Yes. This answer is based upon the assumption, on my
part, that, the Brother admitted to the Home was at the time of his
admission thereto in good standing, and that the local law authorized
the payment of night service, or, in other words, for what is known
as attentive benefits, and under such circumstances the Lodge can not
absolve itself from the payment of either pecuniary or attentive benefits.   The Lodge is liable to the extent of its legal obligations. See sec- 2142
tion 123, White's Digest, also S. G. L. Journal 1895, pp. 14,250, 14,487
and  14570;  S.G.L. Journal  1862, p. 3,466;  S.G.L. Journal  1880, pp.
8,464 and 8,465; S. G. L. Journal 1882, pp. 8,953 and 9,081; S. G. L
Journal 1892, Report No. 7, p. 12,994 and Sections 41-46, W. D.)
No. 16. Ques.—Does the Warden, on examination prior to the
opening of the Lodge, receive the P.W. from the Noble Grand, or
does the Noble Grand receive it from the Warden.
Ans.—The Noble Grand being the custodian of the P. W. should
communicate it to the Warden.
No. 17. Ques.—Which semi-annual word should be given in
Grand Jurisdictions of issue?
Ans.—There can be but one semi-annual Password in force, and a
Brother presenting a card bearing a date which extends to a*<late later
than when the same is presented, is entitled to receive the semi-annual
Password. See Report of the Committee on Legislation, No. 102, p.
344, Journal of 1899. »
No. 18. Statement.—The Noble Grand of a Lodge is asked, under
the law of 1895, to give the holder of a Visiting Card or Official Certificate, still in date for visiting purposes, but issued during the preceding calendar, the A. T. P. W.
Ques.—Should the Noble Grand give the A.T.P.W. current at the
time he had the Card presented to him, or the one current when the
Card was issued?
Ans.—He should be given the* A. T. P. W. current at the time^
the Card bearing a date which extends to a later date.
No. 19.   Ques.—Is a Brother of a Subordinate Lodge entitled to
the A.T.P.W. who pays his dues only to the date of requesting it ?
Ans.—No.   See decision No.  i3, pp.    15,165-15,534-15,584-15,613,
S. G. L. Journal of 1897, resolution found in report No. 102 from the
Committee on Legislation, page 344, S. G. L. Journal of 1899; also decision No. 4. found on page 17, Journal of 1899. r|j|j
No. 20. Ques.—Keeping in mind Section 194 of White's Digest of
1895, has a Noble Grand authority, under the legislation of 1899, to
communicate the A. T. P. W. to the holder of an Official Certificate
or Visiting Card showing dues paid in advance, if the Certificate or Card has been signed by the holder prior to its presentation to the
Noble Grand?
| Ans.—Yes. See resolutions from the Committee on Legislation!
in Report No. 102, found on page 344, Journal 1899, the last one 01
which reads : " Resolved, That all laws in conflict herewith be, and
the same are hereby repealed."
No. 21. Statement.—A member olf a Lodge paid his dues last
month (December) up to and including January 21st, 1900.
Ques.—Can he visit for three months after the date to which he
paid up, upon the official receipt (Certificate) given him ? Is the
Official Certificate good £or the term ?
Ans.—No. Sfee Journal 1987, pp. I&i65-i5,i74-i5,''534-i&584l-
15,613.
No. 22 Statement.—A Brother was a bartender at the time of
the Constitutional Amendment of 1895, and as such he (has) continued up to the present time. He has now purchased the business
of Jiis late employer and has thus become the proprietor of a saloon,
which is run by himself with the aid of a bartender.
Ques.—Is it legal for the Lodge to retain him in membership ?
Ans.—No.
No. 23. Statement.—A Brother in good standing in the Lodge
was engaged in the hotel business with bar attached, at the time of
ihe enactment of Section 5 of Article XVI of the Constitution of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge. He continued in said business two years
thereafter, then disposed of the " furniture and good will" to another
party; said lease expired three years thereafter, when from force of
circumstances the brother, who had owned the building at that time,
bought the " furniture and good will," and ran the business as in
the first place.
Ques.—Is the Brother a subject for charges, or does the fact of
his leaving the business for a time and then returning to it, he having been interested all that time as owner of the building, give him
the standing of one who has continued in business ?
Ans.—Having become a saloon-keeper since the adoption of the
law cited he is  subject to charges. No. 24. Statement.—A candidate applies for membership in one
of the Lodges of this jurisdiction, giving his occupation either as a
merchant or grocer (I am not sure which). After being a member
of the Lodge for several months he engaged in the saloon business^
■This fact coming to my knowledge. I directed the Lodge to prefer
charges against him (that member) for violating Section 5, Article
XVI of the Constitution of the Sovereign Grand Lodge. The Lodge
at first refused to prefer charges, but finally did so, and the accused
in his pleading before the Trial Committee, filed the following statement: "First, that it is out of the jurisdiction of the Lodge on
these grounds, that he was engaged in the saloon business at the time
that he joined the Lodge, and has been a member of the Lodge for
twemty-two months or thereabouts, and did not intend to commit a
fraud when he made the statement that he was not a saloon-keeper,
but at that time he held an interest in a saloon, and he was under the
impression that the law referred to bartenders. Second,- the accused
admits the fact that he is a barkeeper, and was at the time he joined
the Order, but did not intend to commit a fraud when he joined the
Order ; it was purely an error on his part.
Ques.—An applicant having been initiated intj the Order and
having received the degrees, but who at the time of making application for membership was engaged in the saloon business as a proprietor or bartender, but in his application for membership named his
occupation as a merchant or grocer, is he not liable to have charges
preferred against him for violating the laws of the Order, and if convicted, what is the penalty ?
Ans.—Yes.    The  penalty  to  be  inflicted  upon   an   Odd   Fellow
convicted of being a saloon-keeper or bartender, contrary to the law-
of our Order, and who, at the time of his conviction, continues in
such business, is expulsion ; but if offending member has. prior to his
conviction, in good faith, discontinued such business, then the penalty
is such as may be determined by the trial by the Lodge.
No. 25.    Ques.—A member of the Order, who, when initiated, had
an interest in a saloon, but after becoming a member engaged in the
business as bartender.    Is he not liable to charges, and , if convicted,!
what is the penalty ?
—Same as given to question 24.
No. 26.   Ques.—A member of the Order who, when initiated, was
in the saloon business as proprietor or as bartender, but failed to
make known that feet in his application for membership, when it is
ascertained at some subsequent time that he was a saloon-keeper or bartender, is it not the duty of the Lodge in which he was initiated,
and in which he holds membership, to prefer charges against him,
and, if convicted, what is the penalty ?
Ans.—Same as given to question 24.
No. 27. Ques.—Can a Brother running a grocery store handle
or sell liquor in bottles or keep it for sale (not to be drunk on the
Fellow, sell it for him without violating the laws of the Order?
Ans.—Yes.
No. 28. Ques.—Can his son, as clerk, and who is also an Odd
Fellow, sell it for him without violating the laws of the Order ?
Ans.—Yes
No. 29. Ques-.—Can a merchant running a grocery store selling
liquors in bottles or larger quantities, not to be drunk on the premises, but to be carried away as other merchandise, but who does not
keep a bar or sideboard of any kind or character whatever, and who
does not sell liquors by the drink, petition for membership in a Subordinate Lodge ?
Ans.—Yes.
No. 30. (a). Statement (1).—A saloon-keeper since before the
amendment to Article XVI, in 1895, but dropped for non-payment of
dues, applies for'and receives a dismissal certificate, on which he regains active affiliation with the Order.
Ques.—Can the holder of a dismissal certificate, who has been a
saloon-keeper continuously from a period prior to the new Article
XVI, Section 5, of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Constitution, legally
apply for membership in a Subordinate Lodge on such certificate ?
Ans.—The Brother is not eligible to membership, and the Lodge
electing such applicant to membership acted in violation of the laws
of the Order.
No. 31. (b). Statement (2).—One like the above stated in his
application for membership, that he was say, a horse-dealer (which
he was as a side business), but did not mention that he was a saloonkeeper.
Ques.—Is he liable under the amendment ? 2146
Ans.—Yes.
No. 32. (c). Statement (3).—An applicant for membership since
J895, stated that he was a real estate dealer (which he was a part of the
time), but he did not state that he was a bartender, which he is, most
of the time.
Ques.—Is he liable under the amendment ?
Ans.—Yes.
No. 33. (d). Ques. (4).—If any or all of the above are liable
under the amendment (Section 5, Article XVI), would any penalty,
save expulsion, be proper after conviction ?
Ans.—No.
No. 34, (e). Statement.—In a regular pool room, where pools
are sold on horse races, there are generally employed a number of
mien whose duties consist of acting as cashier, making out pool
tickets, placing on blackboards the odds offered on different horses,
registering the results of the races, paying the winning tickets, and
other things usual to a business of that Mnd.
Ques. (1).—Is a man who is regularly engaged in a pool room,
earning his living by performing any one or more of these duties,
eligible to membership in the Order ?
Ans.—No.
No. 35. (f). Question (2).—Is he liable to charges for violation
of Section 5, Article XVI, Sovereign Grand Lodge Constitution ?
Ans.—Yes.
No, 36. (g). Question (3).—If a man is regularly employed in a
pool room, receiving his pay from the profits of the business, is he a
** professional gambler ? "
Ans.—Yes.
No. 37.   Disapproved.
No. 38. Statement.—Decision No. 9, by Grand Sire Pinkerton,
and which was approved (at the session held at Richmond in 1900),,.
reads as follows :    " It is not necessary for the officers of a Subor- icUnate Lodge to wear during initiation the working regalia of their
office in addition to the robes prescribed to be worn for such initiatory ceremony.
Ones.—Does this  mean  that  the  Jewel  of  office  need   not  be
worn?
Ans.—The officers under the decision just quoted are not required
to wear either the Regalia or Jewel of office. The paraphernalia of
the Degree Staff used in conferring the Degree has been recognized
by the Sovereign Grand Lodge as forming an integral part of Odd
Fellowship, and a brother clothed in appropriate paraphernalia needs
no other designation.
No. 39. Statement—A brother is appointed Right Supporter to the
Vice Grand and accepts the appointment, commits charge of office
and serves every night in the term except four, but for some cause
not his own he was never installed.
Ques.Is he eligible to the office of Vice Grand?
Ans.—No, except as provided under Section 985, White's Digest
No. 40 Ques.—Which Secretary must place the seal of the Lodge
upon an official receipt (Certificate), the Financial or the Recording
Secretary?
Ans.—The Recording Secretary. See Section 3 of Article VIII,
found on page 493, White's Digest, 1895. and Decision No. 46, found
on page 15, 170 S. G. L. Journal of Proceedings 1897.
No. 41. Ques.—Who is the proper officer to whom the I. G.
reports all "alarms" for admission?
Ans.—The Vice Grand usually, but this is a matter left for the
convenience and determination of the Subordinate Bodies.
No. 42. Ques.—Does the Ritual of 1896 take precedence over
a Constitutional or Statutory law in matters purely ritualistic, such
as opening and closing Lodges, conferring Degrees, etc.?
Ans.—Yes.
No. 43. Ques.—Does the law require a Subordinate Lodge under whose By-Laws watchers are furnished at $1.50 per night to pay
such an amount when the brother is in a hospital and not sick enough 2148
to require the attention of one nurse, the rules of the hospital not
allowing anyone but their own nurses to care for patients and only
one nurse at night in a whole ward?
.Ans.—No. The purpose of the law is to provide for an expense
necessary to be incurred by the employment of a nurse. The amount
of $1.50 per night for a nurse is not a gratuity to be paid by reason
of the fact that the brother is sick, but to meet a necessity. A brother
in a hospital, not sick enough to require the attention of a nurse,
and nursed under the rules of the hospital by the nurse of the ward,
it is not incumbent upon his Lodge to pay the $1.50 for something
he never got or which was not required.
REBEKAH   DECISIONS.
No.  44.    Ques.—Does the adoption  of the new  Rebekah  Code
authorize Rebekah Lodges to pay sick and funeral benefits?
Ans.—No.   Under Section 18 of the Code, if a majority of members present should so vote, they might possibly have the right to
occasionally make donations on charitable and benevolent grounds to
their members or any other proper object withkii the scope of the
purpose of the Degree.
No. 45. Staten*ent.—Section 33 of the Rebekah Code, as amended
at the recent session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, reads as follows:
" Section 33. The membership of Rebekah Assemblies shall be limited to Past Noble Grands of Rebekah Lodges and Past Grands of
Subordinate Lodges, who are members in good standing of the Rebekah Lodge, and those who have heretofore received the Assembly
Degree." 3|p
Ques.—Under said section, is it imperative that Past Noble
Grands of Rebekah Lodges and Past Grands of Subordinate Lodges
shall be members of a Rebekah Lodge subordinate to the Grand
Lodge of the Jurisdiction in which the Rebekah Assembly is
located ?
Ans.—Yes.    (See Decision No. 34, page 509, Journal of 1900.)
No. 46. Ques.— Are all members in good standing in a Rebekah
Lodge privileged to attend the Rebekah Assembly and to receive the
Assembly Degree ?
Ans.—No.    Only such as are specified in Section No. 33 of the
Code. 2149
No. 47. Statement.—Under Section 33, Rebekah Code, as amended at the recent session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, the membership of the Rebekah Assembly in this Jurisdiction includes many who
are neither Past Noble Grands or Past Grands.
Ques.—Can  such  Rebekah Assembly,  with the approval  of the
Grand Lodge, legally adopt a law which provides that none but Past
Noble Grands and Past Grands shall take part in its deliberations,
vote upon any question or hold office ?
Ans.—Yes. While the Sovereign Grand Lodge makes the
necessary qualifications for membership, Rebekah Assemblies, by
concurrence olf the Grand Lodge, control their own legislative,
judicial   and executive  departments.
48. Ques.—When Section 33 of the Rebekah code, as enacted
at the session of 1900 (see Daily Journal, page 127), shall take effect,
will it annul or repeal a^ section of the Rebekah Assembly Constitution,
which provides that all Past Noble Grands of Rebekah Lodges in
the jurisdicton and all delegates selected in accordance with another
section providing that delegates must be Past Noble Grands of
Rebekah Lodges, except that when no Past Noble Grand will accept
an election as delegate, all Past Grands in membership in Rebekah
Lodges may be elected as delegates shall be members of the Assembly,
thus limiting the Assembly membership to Past Noble Grands and a
very small class of Past Grands, the latter not to be members except
when selected as delegates.   Io other words, does the new Section 33
enlarge the membership of such Assembly by adding all the Past
Grands formerly excluded, or is this Section 33 to be construed as a
limitation not contrary to a more restricted limitation?
Ans.—All  Past  Noble  Grands,  all   Past  Grands  of   Subordinate
Lodges   in  good   standing  in   Rebekah   Lodges,   and   all  who   have
heretofore  received  the Assembly  Degree,   are   members    whether
delegates or not, and on presenting themselves with satisfactory proof
of qualifications,  must be admitted to the  Rebekah Assembly.
49. Ques.—Is it improper for a member in the opening ceremony
of a Rebekah Lodge or Lodges to repeat in unison with the Chaplain
the  Lord's  Prayer?
Ans.—While the law prescribes the form of prayer to be Used in
opening and closing the meetings of the Lodge, yet it is not imperative that the Lodge shall open and close its meetings with prayer; 215°
but when it does, it must be the form prescribed 'oy the Sovereign
Grand  Lodge.    (See White's  Digest,  Section  I477-)    There  can  be
no impropriety in the members uniting with the Chsplain in repeating
the prayer prescribed by the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
50. Ques.—Can the D. D. G. M. Jewel be sold to and worn by
a Sister who is a D.  D.  G.  M.  in a Rebekah  Lodge or  Rebekah
Lodges?
Ans.—No. All the laws so far enacted upon the subject refer
to Brothers who have been appointed District Deputy Grand Masters.
51. Ques.—Is it permissible for a Sister of the Rebekah Degree
to wear three links?
Ans.—While the law is not specific upon this question, which no
doubt originated from the fact that many persons not members of
the Order have, by the use of emblems, badges and jewels, proved
themselves imposters, the law adopted upon the subject may have
possibly been intended to apply to Brothers only, yet there can be
no impropriety in the three links being worn by any member of the
Order, the Rebekah Degree being a division of Odd Fellowship.
It would seem to be permissible, therefore, under the law as enacted
at the late session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, found 00 pages
855 and 875, for a sister of a Rebekah Degree to wear the three links.
No. 52. Ques.—Is it right to give a brother or sister, upon initiation, the A. P. W., or would you only illustrate how the examination
in the A. P. W. is conducted?
Ans.—The A. P. W. is communicated to the candidate after
having signed the Constitution. (See pages 22 and 23 of the. Ritual,
particularly the instructions contained in the brackets .near the bottom
of page 22.) This would seem to be in conflict with Decision No. 55.
pages 15,171-15,534-15,584, Journal, 1897. While this last decision
was approved, yet at the same session the Rebekah Ritual was adopted
in secret session, which changes the instructions by striking out the
word "prior" and inserting the word "after" in lieu thereof.
No. 53. Ques.—Is a brother or sister entitled to the A. P. W.
who has paid his or her dues only to the date of requesting it?
Ans.—If by analogy, Decision No. 13, found on page 15,165,
Journal of 1897. is to apply to the A. P. W., the answer would be no.
However, if an initiate, after having signed the Constitution, is entitled to the A. P. W., as set forth on page 22 of the Ritual, also on page
27 of the Rebekah Code and Digest of Laws, if these govern, although
the initiate may not have paid any dues whatever on the night of
initiation, then by a like analogy a brother or sister would be entitled
to the A. P. W. "The A. P. W. is intended as a further proof test
of membership in a Rebekah Lodge," and like the A. T. P. W., is
to be used in conjunction with a Visiting or Withdrawal Card or a
Certificate, but until the law and Ritual are made to harmonize, it
is held that a brother or sister is entitled to the A. P. W. who has
paid his or her dues only to the date of requesting it.
No.  55.    Statement.—A  husband  and  wife  receive the Rebekah
Degree in  a  Subordinate Lodge in an adjoining Jurisdiction.    The
husband has since died and the widow was suspended for nonpayment
of dues.    She has again married, but her present husband is not an
Odd Fellow.   She now desires to be re-admitted into the Order.
Ques.—Does the fact of her having taken the Degree in a Subordinate Lodge change her standing in regard to re-entering the
Order ?
Ans.—No. (See Clause 1, Sections 6 and 8, pages 4 and 5,
Rebekah Degree Code; also on page 36 appears the following reference : "A suspended Sister, having married a non-Odd Fellow, may
be reinstated into the Rebekah Lodge." 1895 Journal pp. 14,239,
14,487, 14,570.)
No. 56. Ques.—Can a Rebekah Lodge provide, by proper By-Laws,
for hiring a night watcher or nurse for a sick Sister member of the
Lodge, paying for the same out of the General Fund of the Lodge?
Ans.—Yes,  if authorized or approved by the  Grand  Lodge to
which the Rebekah Lodge is subordinate.
No. 57. Ques.—Can a Rebekah Assembly limit or restrict the
right to vote for officers of the Assembly, to legislative members, i.e.,
can a Past Noble Grand, a member in good standing in a Rebekah
Lodge, and being present in the session of the Assembly, be deprived
of the right to vote for Assembly officers by a constitutional provision
limiting the right to vote to  Representatives ?
Ans.—No.
No. 58.    Ques.—Can the right to vob; for Assembly Officers be
limited by local law to Sister Past Noble Grands? No. 59. Ques.—Does "the inherent vested right" of Past Grands,
mentioned in Section 1116, page 294, White's Digest, have any bearing
on the question of the right to vote for Assembly Officers of a Past
Grand who is a member of a Rebekah. Lodge and present at the
Assembly (session) during the election of officers?
Ans.—Yes. In addition to Section 1116, cited in one of the series
of three questions, see Section 1121, White's Digest; also Sections
33 and 34 of the  Rebekah Code and Digest of Laws of 1900.
No. 60. Ques.—Is there any law of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
requiring the President and Secretary of the Rebekah Assembly to
sign dispensations or charters for new Rebekah Lodges? If not, has
the Grand Lodge a right to so require ?
Ans.—No.   See Section 45, page 22, of the Rebekah Code, edition
MISCELLANEOUS   DECISIONS.
78. Statement.—At a regular meeting the Secretary presented the
resignation of a member of the Lodge, at the same time charges
were preferred against the Brother by the Grand Master, a Trial
Committee was appointed, after which a motion was made to accept
the resignation of the Brother, and the same was adopted" by the
Lodge.
Ques.—Is that Lodge guilty of insubordination?
Ans.— Yes, in so far as it failed to carry out the instructions
of the  Grand  Master. ||£
70.    Ques.—Is  it  a violation  of  Section   1822,  White's  Digest,
edition of 1895, or the Grand Sire's decision, S. G.L. Journal 14676,
for a staff to have a photo taken in its robes for the exclusive use of
its members, none being sold or offered for sale,  and  would it be
permissible to have such  a photo framed and  hung in the  Lodge-
Ans.—Yes, it is a violation of Section 1828, W. D., and is therefore
not permissible to have such a photo framed and hung in the Lodge-
room. In addition to Section 1828, see section 327, White's Digest,
together with Decision No. 48, page 14,676, Journal of 1896. and Decision No. 52, page 15,170, Journal of 1897.       0% 2i53
No.  80.    Statement.—In  our  State   (Illinois)   the  Grand   Lodge
grants charters for the institution of new Lodges upon the applicaton
of five or more Brethren holding live Withdrawal Cards, where there
is no Lodge in the same language.    On the application of ten or more
Brethren in good standing, where there is no more than nine Lodges
working in the same language, and also application of 20 or more
Brethren in good standing where there are 10 or more Lodges working in the same language.    The  Grand  Sire,  on  page    11,484    of
S. G. L. Journal, decided, so long as the number of members desiring
to retain the Charter of the Lodge and work thereunder, is equal to
that prescribed by law as the minimum number of applicants to whom
charters will be given, such charters cannot be taken from them by
force of consolidation with another Lodge.
Ques.—Is it legal, under the above statement, to consolidate two
Lodges in a place where there are three (Lodges) working in the
same language, where seven members of one Lodge are opposed to
such   consolidation?
Ans—No    See Section 1510, White's Digest edition 1895
81. Ques.—Would it make any. difference if the seven opposing
members belonged tc the Lodge whose charter and number they
wish to retain after consolidation?
Ans.—No
82. Statement.—The Constitution) of Subordinate Lodges in this
jurisdiction provide: "Section 80. A member who shall divulge to
an applicant for membership the name of a Brother who reported
unfavorably upon such application, or otherwise opposed said applicant becoming a member of the Lodge, shall, upon confession or
conviction thereof, be expelled." The Constitution for Rebekah
Lodges contains no provision on that point, but provides: "Article
X. Section 1. The Constitution for Subordinate Lodges shall be
considered authority, as far as applicable, on topics and procedures
rot  specifically  mentioned  in  this   Constitution."    A  member of  a
Subordinate  Lodge who is a member of a Rebekah  Lodge  reveals
to an  applicant for membership in  his  Rebekah  Lodge  the  names
of members of such Lodge who are opposing the admission of said
applicant to membership in said Lodge.
Ques.—Has the Subordinate Lodge to which the Brother belongs
jurisdiction to try such Brother for conduct unbecoming an Odd
Fellow for violating the provisions of Section 80 of the Subordinate 2i54
Lodge Constitutjfcn, when such an offence was committed in or in
connection with the work of the Rebekah Lodges?
Ans.—Yes.
No. 83.   Ques.—(1).    Is it the duty of his Subordinate Lodge to
proceed against him in case complaint is made to them in  proper
manner ?    (2) Should they wait until he has first been arraigned and
tried in the Rebekah Lodge ?
Ans.—(1). Yes.    (2). No.
No. 84. Ques.—Does Section 25, page 72. White's Digest 1889
(Section 51, W. D., 1895), still stand as the law of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge upon the subject named therein ?
Ans.—Yes.
No. &5. Statement.—At the last Session of the Grand Lodge of
Deleware, held iSn November, 1900, that body elected to the office of
Deputy Grand Master a minister of the gospel, a member of the
Order in that jurisdiction, and at that time a resident of the same.
In March, 1901, he was appointed to a church for one year in another
jurisdiction, and mOved to the jurisdiction of Maryland.
Ques.—Does the removal of a Deputy Grand Master from fe's
jurisdiction, before his term expires vacate the office ?
If not, would he be eligible to the office of Grand Master in the
jurisdiction from which he removed during the continuation of said
removal ?
Ans.—If he, (Deputy Grand Master) removes permanently from
the jurisdiction and abandons his work, his office may be declared
vacant and the vacancy may be filled as the local laws may prescribe
N0.86. Statement.—Minnehaha Lodge, No. 7, I. O. O. F., Winnipeg, Manitoba, desires to have a by-law read as follows : " Clause
1. This Lodge shall be hailed and entitled ' Minnehaha Lodge, No.
7, I. O. O. F.,' and the location thereof shall be Winnipeg, Manitoba."
This by-law was submitted to the Committee on Laws of Subordinates of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, who disapproved of the
same on the ground that the Constitution and charter of the Lodge. provided the name, and that naming the Lodge by By-Law was not a
proper subject for a by-law, as a by-law could be changed upon
due notice being' given and the necessary two-thirds vote cast in its
tavor.
The Constituton, Article I, reads as follows : This Lodge
shall be constituted of at least five members of the Third Degree,
and shall be hailed and titled 'Minnehaha Lodge, No. 7, I. O. O. F.,'
and shall possess the full power and privileges of a Subordinate
Lodge holding a legal, unreclaimed and valid charter, duly granted
and formally presented by the Grand Lodge . of Manitoba. This
Constitution can only be changed by the Grand Lodge."
■
Ques.—Was the committee correct in its ruling?
Ans.—The Committee on Laws of Subordinate Lodges of the
Grand Lodge Of Manitoba was wrong. As long as the name set
fcrth in the By-Laws (or it should properly be called Constitution)
was the same as prescribed in the charter, the Grand Lodge had no
power to disapprove it. The Lodge cannot, even if it desired,
change its name, except by petition to the Grand Lodge. See White's
Digest, Section 1.425. Among the prerogatives granted by the
Sovereign Grand to their Subordinates isthe right to enact their own
By-Laws so long as they do not conflict with the laws of the Order.
No. 87. Statement.—Certain of the members of Crystal Lodge,
No. 8, within this jurisdiction, applied to and procured from the
Manitoba Executive Council (our provincial government) letters
of incorporation, issued under the great seal of the province incorporating: them, "and such others as may become shareholders of
the company." under the name of the "Odd Fellows' Building Company of Crystal City, Limited," for the purpose and With the object
of accjuirng. purchasing, leasing and selling real estate and personal
property and erecting and constructing buildings, of borrowing money
on the security of the real and personal property of said company,
by way of mortgaging said property, and also of lending money on
mortgage and chattel mortgage as security on such terms as the
directors may authorize, and to do all such other acts as are necessary
for the purposes of the company.
Qu?s.—Is it lawful for the members of our Order to use the name
of "Odd Fellow" in connection with any private or public business,
such as are set forth in the foregoing statement upon which this question is predicated. ? .;E   ' 2I56     -JaPl.
--4ms.—The proposition is clearly in violation of the laws of the
Order, and the members of our oider who are also members of "The
Odd Fellows' Building Company of Crystal City, Limited,*' should
oe notified of their violation of the laws of the Order and directed to
omlit the words "Odd Fellows" from its title. (See chapter under
the title "Emblems" in White's Digest, particularly paragraphs i, 2, 3
and 4 of Sections 325, 326, 828, 329, 330.)
No. 88. Ques.—Has a sick benefit association, under our laws a
right to advertise in the Order, that it is conducted by Odd Fellows
and for Odd Fellows only, and then when a claim for sick benefits
is presented, unless a Subordinate Lodge certifies under seal that
the claimant is a member of that Lodge in good standing and was
disabled for a fixed period of time, during which time he had been
regularly visited by the Visitimg Committee of the Lodge, and for
which disability the Lodge had paid ... weeks' sick benefits ?
Ans.—No. (See chapter entitled " Emblems," beginning at
Section 325, White's Digest, edition of 1895, and ending with Section
331 ; also pages 15,566, 15,567, 15.568, S. G. L. Journal of 1897, pages
314-352, S. G. L. Journal of 1899, and pages 975, 976, 977, 978, Journal
of 1900.) These last citations bear more particularly upon insurance
societies, but it is assumed that the sick benefit association o'f whicn
.you make mention is of a similar character.
No. 89. Statement—The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania has for
several years provided for an officer of the Subordinate Lodge called
an Assistant Secretary. When the Grand Lodge recently revised
the Constitution for Subordinate Lodges, it provided for three secretaries of the Subordinate Lodge, namely, Permanent Secretary, Financial Secretary and Assistant Secretary.
Quss.—Has the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania authority to add
to the list of officers of the Subordinate Lodges that of an Assistant
Secretary, and, if so, what part of the installation ceremony sha 1
be used at the installation of such officer into office ?
Ans.—No. The Sovereign Grand Lodge has declared who the
officers of a Subordinate Lodge are, as will be seen by referring to
Section 958. White's Digest, page 261, edition of 1895, which reads,
as amended in 1897, S. G. L. Journal, page 15,594, found in Report
No. 171 as follows : " Section 958. Officers of a Subordinate
Lodge.—The officers of a Subordinate Lodge are Noble Grand, Vice
Grand, Secretary, Financial Secretary (if necessary) and Treasurer,
who are elected by the Lodge ; Warden, Conductor, O. G., I. G., R.
and L. S.   of N. G., R. S. S.. L. S. S., who are appointed by the N. G; 2157
and R. and L. S. S. of the V. G., who are appointed by the V. G.
Hence there can be no ceremony for installing a Brother into office
that has not been authorized by the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
No. 90. .Statement.—At the last Session of the Grand Lodge of
Alabama, a series of resolutions were adopted contemplating the establishment of a home for the. infirm Odd Fellows and orphans of
Odd Fellows. All the sections relating to the questions following
hereafter are set in full :
"Whereas, We believe that the good of the Order demands that
a home for widows and orphans and for aged and indigent Odd
Fellows should be established and maintained under the patronage
and control of the Grand Lodge of Alabama, and
' Whereas, The time is now ripe for the inauguration of this good
work ;
Section 2. That a board of trustees to be known as ' The Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Home,' to be elected at this session of the
Grand Lodge .for the following terms of office : one for one year,
cne for two years, one for three years, one for four years, one for
five years, tbeir successors to be elected by the Grand Lodge at the
expiration of the term of office of their predecessors.
" Section 3. That the Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Home be instructed to organize a business corporation with proper powers under the general laws of Alabama for the purpose of establishing
and maintaining an Odd Fellows' Home pursuant to the premise*
hereof.
I Section 4.   That said Trustees be charged with the promotion,
location,  control  and  management  of  said  J Home'  free from  all
interference except upon the part of the Grand  Lodge in session
assembled."
A corporation is proposed and urged, the powers of which are
as follows :
" The general purposes of the corporation shall be to own, carry
on  and  conduct  a  home  or  asvlum  for  children  and  widows   and
orphans of deceased Odd Fellows, and for aged and indigent Odd
Fellows, and for such other persons as the officers of such corporation shall decide to admit;   to receive and care for,, control  and 2I58
educate for hire all such persons as said officers   may    agree    to
accept   ;   to buy, sell, lease, own and improve real estate ; to operate
farms, gardens and orchards ;   to buy, sell, own and deal in personal
property of every kind, securities and stocks in other corporations ;
to receive contributions,  and to make  gifts,  when  so provided by
By-Laws it may adopt ;   and to  generally  have,  exercise  and enjoy all rights and privileges of corporations engaged in any business
hereinbefore designated ;   and to have all rights and powers granted
and conferred by Section 1256 of the code of Alabama.of 1886, which
section is made a part hereof."
" Under the general laws of Alabama, any person may subscribe
to the stock of a business corporation, and when a business corporation is formed, under general law, the stockholders elect the directors, and these directors have the exclusive management and control, as is determined in Section 1257 of the code.    ' A board of directors consisting of such number as may be prescribed by the By-
Laws  must  be  elected  annually   by  the   stockholders,    and    must
hold office for twelve months and until their successors are  elected
and qualified ;   vacancies occurring in the board must be filled by
the remaining directors ;   and the management of the property and
business of the corporation is under the control of the directors, who
have  power to  elect  and  appoint  all  officers,   agents  and  servants,
removing them at pleasure, fixing their compensation and prescribing their duties ;   and to exercise such other powers as may be delegated to them by the By-Laws of the adoption of the stockholders.'*
Ques (a).—Can the Grand Lodge of Alabama establish any such
corporation ?
Ans.—No, not lawfully.    p?|    \
No. 91.    Ques.  (b).—Did the Grand Lodge of Alabama   by   its
resolutions intend to establish any such corporation ?
Ans.—From Section 3, stated above, it would appear that the
Grand Lodge did intend to establish a corporation, over which it
vvould not have full control, when it said therein, " That the Trustees
of the Odd Fellows' Home be instructed to organize a business cor-
.poration with proper powers under the general laws of Alabama," and
not under the laws of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows.
No 92.    Ques. (c).—Can  the  Grand   Lodge  of Alabama  levy a
tax upon its subordinates to support such a corporation ?
Ans.—No. No.   93.     Ques (d).—Can   the   Subordinate   Lodges   appropriate
their general fund for the support of such a corporation ?
Ans.—No.
No. 94.    Ques. (e).—Can the subordinates appropriate their widows and orphans' fund for the support of sucft a corporation ?
Ans.—No.
No. 95.    Ques. (f).—Is not such a corporation proscribed by the
general laws of the Order, which prescribe that no' private business
enterprise shall appropriate the name or any of the emblems of the
Order in carrying on its business ? jj^ff
Ans.—Ytes.
No. 96.    Ques. (g).—Is it not the duty of the trustees elected by
the Grand Lodge for the purpose of establishing, locating and controlling a home, to refuse to create a corporation alone and independent of them ?
Ans.—Yes.
In addition to the foregoing, the following statement and questions predicated upon Statement No. 90, and the questions and answers found thereunder have been submitted :
No. 97. Statement.—"Section 2. That a board of trustees to be
known as ' The Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Home,' to be elected
at this session of the Grand Lodge for the following terms Of office :
one for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four
years, one for five years ; their successors to be elected by the Grand
Lodge at the expiration of the terms of office of their predecessors. «
Secton 3. That the Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Home be instructed
to organize a * Business Corporation,' with proper powers under the
general laws of Alabama, for the purpose of establishing and sustaining an Odd Fellows' Home pursuant to the premises hereof."
Ques. (/»)•—If the action of the Grand Lodge in the premises
aforesaid is illegal, does it not follow that the election of the Board
of Trustees held in the Grand Lodge in pursuance to said Section
2 is also void ?
Ans.—The  Grand  Lodge of Alabama acted in accordance with
the laws of the Order when it adopted the following preamble, set- 2i6o
ting forth its desire and purpose to locate, erect and maintain an Odd
Fellows' Home :
" Whereas, We believe that the good of the Order demands that
a Home for Widows and Orphans' and for aged and indigent Odd
Fellows should be established and maintained under the  patronage
and control of the Grand Lodge of Alabama, and
| Whereas, The time is now ripe for the inauguration of this
good work."
The title or preamble of a bill or a proposed law should always
disclose the object thereof. All matters contained in the law not
in harmony with the title or preamble are unconstitutional. From
the preamble or title just quoted it is evident that the Grand Lodge
of Alabama intended not only to authorize the location, erection and
maintainence of an Odd Fellows' Home, but that the same should
be done under the supervision or control of a board of five trustees of
its own selection.
No. 98. Ques. (i).—Has the Board of Trustees under said Section 3 the right to establish a benevolent corporation ?
Ans.—No.
No. 99 Ques. (/).—If the Board of Trustees established any other
but a * business corporation." would they- not exceed or overstep
the authority vested in them by section 3 of the series of r sol.tions
adopted by the Grand Lodge ?
Ans.—No. It is competent for the Board of Trustees to "promote, locate and control," under the laws of the Order, an Odd
Fellows' Home such as is set forth in the preamble aforementioned,
and is further authorized in Section 4, adopted by the Grand Lodge of
Alabama, which reads :
* Section 4. That said Trustees be charged with the promotion,
location, control and management of said 'Home',, free from all interference, except upon the part of the Grand Lodge in session assembled, except that all after the word * Home,' in second line of said
Section 4, which reads : ' Free from all interference, except upon the
part of the Grand Lodge in session assembled,' is hereby declared
null and void." 2l6l
No. ioo. Ques. —Is Decision No. 92, made and approved at the
last session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, correct, or may the Subordinate Grand Jurisdictions refuse to establish sn " Ancient Odd
Fellows' Fund," and dispose of the effects of defunct Lodges as may
seem most expedient, provided that the usages and customs of the
Order are not violated ?
Ans.—It is held that Decision No. 92 is correct.
No. ioi. Statement.—A Brother received from his Lodge a Dismissal Certificate ; the Lodge became defunct, and the person having
never disposed of his Dismissal Certificate, lost or mislaid it. He not
being a member of the Lodge at the time it surrendered its Charter.
Ques.—Can the Grand Lodge grant him a duplicate Dismissal
Certificate or a defunct Certificate ?
Ans.—Yes. There is no other source for the Brother to receive
a Dismissal Certificate except from the Grand Master and Grand
Secretary during the interim, or from the Grand Lodge itself at the
session.
No.  102.    Ques.—Is the Grand Secretary authorized to issue a
Grand Lodge Card to a Brother who, being a member of a defunct
Lodge, pleads gutflty in the courts of the State to a felony, and is
sentenced to the State penitentiary, and, after serving for a number of
years, is pardoned, and afterwards application is made for a Grand
Lodge Card by virtue ol his old membership in the defunct Lodge,
it appearing that the Lodge was defunct when the felony was com-
7;^Mtted, and no proceedings by the Order were had against him ?
Ans.—Yes. The Grand Secretary is authorized to issue a Dismissal Certificate upon payment of the required fee. The issuance
of such Dismissal Certficate only recites a fact already known—his
membership of a defunct Lodge. Our laws only take cognizance
when brought to the attention by the methods prescribed therein.
When he seeks to use 'he certificate the question of his former conviction, etc., will be in the discretion of the Lodge in which the certificate is deposited for membership. Under the statement as embodied
in the question, he could not have been expelled because of a lack of
jurisdiction. His Lodge being defunct prior to the offence, conviction and servitude, he is already out of the Order, hence there is
no way to accuse and bring him to trial. After his servitude he applies for a certificate of the fact that he was formerly a member of
the Order in good standng at the time that his Lodge was defunct. ■
2l62
The Grand Secretary of our Order does not take legal cognizance of
any acts of the court independent of our Order.
No. 103. Ques.—Who are the proper officials to sign the " certificate for a member of a Subordinate now defunct," issued by a
Grand Encampment ? In other words, will the signature of the
Grand Scribe alone be sufficient to make the card valid ?
Ans.—No.
1899.)
(See  Report  No.  5,  page 267,   S.   G.   L.  Journal,
No. 104. Ques.—Can a Gra'.d Representative elected from the
Grand Encampment introduce a Brother into the Subordinate or
Grand Lodge ?
Ans.—Yes. (See Sections 1766-1768, White's Digest ; also Article XIV, page 27. White's Digest, edition of 1895, which reads in
part : Grand Representatives of either branch being hereby authorized to introduce visiting Brothers in both Subordinate Lodges and
Encampments."
No. 105. Ques.—Who is the proper officer to—sign certificate3
for Grand Representative ? Is it the Grand Master who presided at
the time of the election, or is it the incoming Grand Master ?
Ans.—The certificates should be signed by the officer or officers
duly authorized by law who may be serving at the time the certificate
is issued. ££*
No. 106. Ques. — Is it unlawful to elect or nominate a candidate
for Grand Representative from a State Grand Lodge upon the candidate simply stating that he is in good standing in a Subordinate
Encampment, and has received the Royal Purple Degree or should
he produce evidence saying that he in fact is a member in good standing an a Subordinate Body?
Ans.—A candidate to be eligible for Grand Representative must
be at the time of his election "a Past Grand in good standing and a
member of a Subordinate Lodge and Rebekah Lodge in good standing. He must have received the Royal Purple Degree, be a member
in good standing of an Encampment in good standing, and he must
reside in the State, district or territory in which the Grand Lodge or
Grand Encampment which he represents is located." ITEMS OF INTEREST.
All Jurisdictions subordinate to the Sovereign Grand Lodge were
represented.
All the proposed amendments, with the exception of the one permitting Grand Jurisdictions to admit to the Order persons of mixed
Indian and white blood, were indefinitely postponed.    Many of them
were renewed and will come up again next session.
An official "Cipher or key" to the Unwritten Work was ordered
printed and placed on sale to the several Grand Secretaries and Grand
Scribes.
.   It was a sad and mournful day when President McKinley died.-
The effect was plainly visible upon the faces of the Representatives
during the entire session.
It was an impressive scene at the adoption of the resolution on
the death of the President. Grand Sire Cable closed the Memorial
service with a few words with difficulty and in a voice broken with
emot'on. The Representatives voted on the Resolution by standing with bowed heads. Many of the Representatives shed tears
while the Lord's Prayer was repeated.
The Parade was a monster one, 25,000 members in line with 58
bands of music, and everything worked out to perfection.
A desk set apart in memory of Past Grand Sire Nicholson was
tastefully draped in black, upon which was a handsome bouquet
of flowers contributed by Grand Messenger Lyman.
Past Grand Sire Sanders of New York was on deck as usual,
hale and hearty at 84 years of age and has attended every session
since-1851, the oldest and only one living of those who composed the
Grand Body at the time of his admission.
The next meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge will be held
in Des Moines, Iowa.
In conclusion your Representatives desire to say, that we have
endeavored to present for yOur perusal such matters as may be of
interest to our Jurisdiction as briefy as the subject will admit, without
encumbering the Journal. Your Senior Representative desires to especially thank the Grand
Lodge for the many favors received and honors bestowed, and trusts
that his efforts in behalf of this Jurisdiction may meet with your approval. ,
Your Junior Representative desires your endorsement of his acts
for your welfare, and pledges you loyalty to his duty to the end.
Fraternally submitted,
:-.""■'■ H.  J.  RAYMER, j     •
W., H.   MORTON,
Grand Representatives.  Jgjj The Committee on Distribution presented the following
report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, /. Q. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Distribution of the Grand Master's Report
beg to recommend the following allotment Of the subjects contained
therein;
To the Committee on the State of the Order:—Institution of
Lodges, Official visits, "Rebekah Branch."
To the Committee on Judiciary:—Dispensations granted, questions and decisions, installations, proclamations issued.
The Committee on Distribution presented the following
report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Distribution beg to recommend the following allotment of the subjects referred to in the report of the Grand
Secretary:
To the Committee on State of Order:—Paragraphs headed "State
of the Order" on pages 14 and 15: "Statistical," pages 15 and 17, also
the abstract of the Reports of the Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges.
To the Committee on Finance:—Financial Statement, pages 18 to
To the Special Committee on Odd Fellows' Home:—Paragraph
headed "Odd Fellows' Home Fund, page 23.
Signed by the  Committee.
The Grand Master presented the following Supplementary Report, which w?-s, on motion, ordered to be received and
referred to the Committee on Distribution:— 2i66
SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT.
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Since preparing my report for printing the following matters have
occurred which I beg to submit for your consideration:
On June 3rd by invitation of Bro. G. Ellsperman, Grand Master
of the State of Washington, I visited the Grand Lodge of that jurisdiction, accompanied by Past Grand Masters W. E. Johnstone and D.
Welsh and a number of Brothers from our jurisdiction who had arranged an excursion to the city of Whatcom on that dat~. The Grand
Lodge and the Rebekah assembly adjourned at the time of the arrival of our train to enable the members to go to the depot to meet us,
wherex they formed in procession, and accompanied by a band of
music, escorted us tc the Odd Fellows' Hall, where we were tendered
a very hearty welcome. In the evening we had the pleasure of witnessing the initiatory degree by a Degree Staff from Everett, which was
exceedingly well done. A candidate was also initiated by a Degree
Staff composed of members of the four Lodges in Vancouver, for
which they received great praise, and I can assure you I was highly
pleased to see our boys uphold the honour and reputation of this
jurisdiction as they did on that occasion.
On the same evening the Brothers of Wnatcom exemplified the
second degree in a realistic manner, the work being as near perfection.'
as possible.    On the whole this was a most enjoyable meeting, and
was also very instructive and interesting.
Granted a Dispensation to legalize the action of Kootenay Lodge,
No. 16, in holding an excursion on May 24th, 1902, the application
for which did not reach me until after that date.
I have received reports from a number of District Deputies, but
still there are several who have so far failed to report on their official
acts. Those received I herewith submit for the consideration of this
Grand Lodge.
I trust the business of this meeting of our Grand Lodge will be
conducted in a most friendly and brotherly manner, and all our deliberations and efforts be crowned with success.
Fraternally submitted,
WM. HOGG,
Grand Master. 2167
A telegram was read from Bro. T..Taylor, M.P.P.,
Grand Marshal, regretting his inability to be present owing
to-his parliamentary duties and expressing his best wishes
for the success and harmony of the session.
Applications were read from Gold Range Lodge, No. 2.2,
and Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23, for permission to incorporate
under the laws of the Province, which were referred to the
Committee on Judiciary.
The Committee on Distribution presented the following
Report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
We the Committee on Distribution beg leave to report on the
Supplementary Report of the Grand Master as follows: We recommend that the portion referring to Dispensations granted be referred
to the Committee on Judiciary.
That a special committee be appointed by the Grand Master to
draft suitable resolutions acknowledging courtesies extended by the
Grand Master of the State of Washington to our Grand Master, on 3rd
inst.
That all reports of the D. D. G. Masters be referred to the committee on the state of the Order, except such portions as relate to
dispensations granted, these to be referred to the Committee on
Judiciary.
'  I Signed by the  Committee.
Representative Siddall, No. 1, gave notice that tomorrow he would move to amend By-I^aw No. 1 of the Grand
Lodge by striking out the words "and appointed" in the first
line.
The Grand Secretary presented the following Supplementary Report, which was referred to the Special Committee on Odd Fellows' Home :— 2i68
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
I beg to state that the following sums have been received since my
report was closed as subscriptions to the Odd Fellows' Home Fund
viz.:
Wildey Lodge, No. 44 $ 10.00
Laurel Rebekah Lodge, No. 9  36.00
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16   25.00
Centennial Lodge, No. 20  1.00
Gateway Lodge, No. 45  6.50
Dominion Lodge, No. 4   17.00
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9  5000
Pacific Lodge, No. 26  4 00
Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15   4.05
Mt Pleasant Lodge, No. 19  14.00
Royal City Lodge, No. 3   5.25
Silver City Lodge, No   39    . 30x0
. $ 196.80
Amount already reported   926.95
$1,123.75
In addition to this a P- O. order for $10 was sent by Miriam
Rebekah Lodge, No. 3, but unfortunately the letter containing went
astray, and has not yet been received. A duplicate of the order
has been applied for.
The total value of this fund is now $2,044.33, of which amount
$1,847.43 is deposited in the Dominion Government Pavings Bank.
Yours fraternalty,
FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
The following Report was read from the Committee on
Petitions, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Petitions beg to report that we have examined the petitions  for the following Subordinate   and   Rebekah 2169
Lodges, and find that the law has been complied with, and recommend
that charters be granted accordingly:
Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47, located at Fernie, B. C, with the following charter members: John Williams, James A. Manning, J. W.
Campbell, John D. McLean, H. Dunlap, C. P. Higgins and William
M. McConnell.
Ivy Rebekah Lodge, No. 14, located at Duncan, B. C, with the
following charter members: Brothers A. C. Aitken, W. J. Castley,
J. H. Blyth, O. P. Stamer, H. D Evans, T. Ait-ken, J. Murchie, H.
Porter, A. D. McKinnon, G. Carlson and D. R. Hattie, Mrs.
A. C. Aitken, Miss M. Blyth, Miss A. Grassie, Miss E. J. Taylor.
Floral Rebekah Lodge, No. 15, located at Slocan, B. C, with the
following charter members: Mrs. D. McKechnie, Miss Jennie Wood-
mans, Mrs. R. D. Kennedy, Mrs. R. M. Covington, Mrs. R. E.
Allen, Mrs. D Arnot, Brothers S. B. Clement, R. E. Allen, David
Arnot, A. M. Rogers, Frank M. Purviance and J. V. Purviance.
Signed by the Committee.
On motion the Grand Lodge adjourned to 7130 p.m. 2170
EVENING SESSION.
The Grand Lodge met at 7130 p.m. pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Lodge Officers and a quorum of Representatives present.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
e
The Grand Master appointed the following Committe
on Thanks to the Grand Master of Washington, viz :-
W. E. Johnstone, P.G.M. No. 8; D. Welsh,' P.G.M. No. 3.
The Grand Master appointed Representative Embleton,
No. 36, to act as Custodian of the Cipher and Key of the
Secret Work.
A Report was read from the Special Committee on Re-
districting the Jurisdiction.
It was moved and seconded. That the Report be received
and adopted.
Moved and seconded as an amendment, That the Report
be referred back to the committee for reconsideration, and
that the committee be enlarged by the addition of W. E.
Johnstone, P.G.M. No. 8, and W. H. Morton, P.G.M. No. 5.
The amendment was declared carried.
The Grand Warden retired to the ante-room and conferred the Grand Lodge Degree on the following Past Grands:
G. Wilby, No. 2; J. W. Rogers, G. W. Grant and W. E. Fales,
No. 3; T. J. Hanna No. 10; W. C. Coatham, No. 27. 2171
'        The Committee on Finance presented the following Report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
We, the undersigned members of thi Finance Committee beg to
report that we have examined the books and accounts of the Grand
Secretary and Grand Treasurer for the term ending May 24, 1902, and
find same correct.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Laws of Subordinates submitted the
following Report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Laws of Subordinates beg to report that
we have examined the following by-laws and amendments thereto
of the Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges of this jurisdiction with the
result noted against each:
Victoria Lodge, No. 1, new code.—Approved.
Dominion Lodge, No. 4.—Amendment setting aside 2^ per <?ent.
of dues to form a Contingent Fund.
Approved.
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.—Amendments requiring Medical
Certificate to be furnished by all members requiring Sick Benefits-
Re sureties of Treasurer and Trustees, forming a Contingent Fund.
Imposing fine on members residing in vicinity of Lodge not attending Lodge once in three months.
Approved.
Union Lodge, No. 11.—Altering night of meeting.
Approved.
Selkirk Lodge, No. 12—Altering ni'ght of meeting
Approved.
i    Kootenay Lodge,  No.  16—Amendment to Art.  XX., reducing
Sick Benefits and omitting payment of benefits for first week's sick- 2172
iiess.   Article XIV., applicants fcr membership t<». reside six months
in jurisdiction of Lodge prior to application.
Approved.
Centennial Lodge, No. 20.—Abolishing payment of dues in advance, providing for assessing members on death of member or members' wife; fixing hours when sick members may be out of doors;
benefits not to commence more than one week prior to being reported
sick; members drawing benefits to furnish medical certificate every
two weeks; members drawing benefits removing out of jurisdiction to
furnish medical certificate that change is necessary to restoration to
health; setting, aside 5 per cent, of dues to form Contingent Fund;
fining members for non-attendance at Lodge once in three months if
residing in vicinity.
Approved.
Cheam Lodge, No. 28.—Amendment reducing sick benefits.
. Approved.
Banner Lodge,  No. 31—Amendment fining members   living
vicinity who fail to visit Lodge once a quarter.
Approved.
in
Rocky Mountain Lodge, No. 34.—Amendment abolishing Contingent Fund and increasing amount appropriated to Widow and
Orphans' Fund.
Approved.
Rossland Lodge, No. 36.—Amendments—Candidates not appearing for initiation within 13 weeks not to be admitted. Members to
notify Secretary of change of residence, altering charges for admission and amounts paid as Funeral Benefits. Visit of sick members by
physician. Dues of Treasurer. Duties of Trustees. Fee for withdrawal card.    Form ctf report by Visiting Committee.
Approved.
Key City Lodge, No. 42.—Altering night of meeting.
Approved.
Wildey Lodge. No. 44.—Declined to approve amendment to scale
of benefits, it not being in conformity with Subordinate Lodge Constitution and Minimum Benefit Law, but subsequently approved amendment made to conform therewith. Gateway Lodge, No. 45
fore benefits are paid.
The following notice given to amend the Constitution
of the Grand Lodge was read and laid on the table until tomorrow :—
Proposed amendments to Sec 3, Art. II., Grand Lodge Constitution:
(1.)    Strike out all the words after the word "of" in the second
line, all of the third line, and the first four words of fourth line:—
Clause to read when amended as follows:—
"Every Subordinate Lodge shall be entitled in this Grand Lodge
I to one representative for its members of 100 or less in good standing
'by its last Semi-Annual Report to the Grand Lodge, over 100 and
under 250 members-, two representatives, 250 members and  over,
three representatives."
The remainder of the Section to read as at present.
(Signed.)
H. J. RAYMER. No. 36.
* E. C. ARTHUR, No. 16.
F. E. SIMPSON, No. 42.
(2.)   Strike out all the words after the word "of" in the second
line, all the third line and the first four words of fourth line.
Clause to read when amended as follows*—
<fEvery Subordinate Lodge shall be entitled in this Grand Lodge
to one representative for its members of 100' or less in good stand-
" ing by its last Semi-Annual Report to the Grand Lodge, also one
representative) for each 100 members over and above the first said
100 members."
The remainder of the section to read as at present.
(Signed)
H. J. RAYMER, No. 36.
E. C. ARTHUR, No. 16.
F.  E.  SIMPSON, No. 42. 2174
A communication was read from R. Meek, Secretary
Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada, asking for recognition and the appointment of an Advisory Committee. It
was moved and seconded, That the communication be
received and filed. Moved as an amendment and seconded,
That the communication be received and the request granted.
Moved and seconded as an amendment to the amendment,
That the communication be received and its consideration
laid over until to-morrow. On being submitted to the vote
the amendment to the amendment was declared carried.
The time fixed by the law for the election of officers for
the ensuing year having arrived, the following nominations
were offered:—
For Grand Master—A. Graham, No. I, nominated by
W. E. Johnstone, P.G.M. No. 8. §|§      |   '
For Deputy Grand Master—E. C. Arthur, M.D., No. i6,
nominated by F. E. Simpson, No. 42.
For Grand Warden—T. F. Neelands, P.G.R., No. 8.,
nominated by P. W. Dempster, P.G.R., No. 2.
For Grand Secretary—F. Davey, No. 1, nominated by J.
Stark, No. 26.
For Grand Treasurer—P. W. Dempster, P.G.R., No. 2,
nominated 03^ T. F. Neelands, P.G.R., No. 8.
J. Stark, No. 26, nominated by W. H. Walsh, No. 26.
J. Bell, No. 4, nominated by G. McCann, No. 1.
D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3, nominated by W. Law, No. 10.
For Grand Representative—G. R. Gordon, No. 26, nominated by W. H. Walsh, No. 26. 2i75.
The Grand Master appointed W. E. Johnstone, P.G.M.,
No. 8, and T. A. Muir, P.G.R., No. 3, to act as tellers.   -
There being but one candidate for the office of Grand
Master, it was moved, seconded and carried, That the
Grand Secretary cast the ballot of the Grand Lodge for A.
Graham, No. 1, which was done, and Bro. Graham declared
duly elected as Grand Master for the ensuing year.
The same course was followed in the election of Deputy
Grand Master, Grand Warden,, Grand Secretary and Grand
Representative, and Bro. E. C. Arthur, M.D., No. 16, was
declared elected as Deputy Grand Master; Bro. T. F. Neelands, P.G.R., No. 8, as Grand Warden; Bro. F. Davey, No.
1, as Grand Secretary, for the ensuing year, and Bro. G. R.
Gordon, No. 26, as Grand Representative for two years.
The ballot was spread for the election of Grand Treasurer
and the following result announced:—
Number of votes cast, 87; necessary to elect, 44.
P. W. Dempster, No. 2, received 20 votes.
J. Stark, No. 26, received 10 votes.
J. Bell, No. 4, received 24 votes.
*
D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3, received 32 votes.
Spoiled, 1 vote.
There being no choice, the name of Bro. Stark was
dropped and a fresh ballot spread with the following result:—
" Number of votes cast, 87.
D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3, received 42 votes.
J. Bell, No. 4, received 2* votes. 2176
P. .W. Dempster, No. 2, received 20 votes.
There still being no choice, the name of Bro. P. W.
Dempster was dropped and a fresh ballot spread, with the
following result:—
Number of votes, 86.
D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3, received 55 votes.
J. Bell, No. 4, received 31 votes.
D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3, having received a majority of all
votes cast, was declared elected Grand Treasurer for the ensuing year.
A motion to adjourn to 9 o'clock to-morrow morning
was defeated.
Bro. F. W. Smith, P.G. of Redding Lodge, No. 271, Redding, California, favored the Grand Lodge with a very
pathetic and appropriate poetical recitation, which was much
appreciated, and he was requested to furnish the Grand
Lodge with a copy of the poem.
The Grand Lodge adjourned to 9 a.m. to-morrow. SECOND  DAY.
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 9:15 a.m. pursuant to
adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum of representatives present.
All present were examined and reported duly qualified,
and the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
The   minutes   of    yesterday's   session, were   read   and
adopted.- ,
The Committee on Judiciary submitted the following report, which was adopted :
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Judiciary beg leave to report that we approve
of all dispensations granted and permissions given, by the Grand
Master. We observe with satisfaction that two joint installations
have taken place and we recommend that where possible such occurrences be encouraged, as in our opinion such functions must redound
to the benefit of the order.
Your committee notice in the report of the D. D. G. M.'s of Districts Nos- 6 and 29, that they granted dispensations for holding at
homes and for special meetings. We believe that in doing so that
they exceeded their authority in each case, as the law distinctly says
that such power is only vested in the Grand Master.
We find that the D. D. G. M. of District No. 4 granted a dispensation which was unnecessary, as the question was one which the
Subordinate Lodge was quite competent to deal with. 2178
Your Committee would recommend that the request of Gold
Range Lodge, No. 24, and Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23, for permission
from this Grand Body to apply for incorporation be granted.
Signed by the Committee.
A communication was read from Mount Fernie Lodge,
No. 47, respecting its loss through the accident at the coal
mine in its vicinity and asking for assistance on behalf of
widows and orphans of Odd Fellows who met their death in
the calamity.
It was on motion Resolved, That the sum of $100 be donated by this Grand Lodge to Mount Fernie Lodge, No. 47,
to be applied to the relief of the widows and orphans of Odd
Fellows who were killed in the explosion.
A Report was read from the Special Committee on Odd
Fellows' Home, which was, on motion, referred back to the
Committee for further consideration.
The Committee on Appeals presented the following report, which was adopted :—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
We your Committee on Appeals to whom was referred the appeal
of Bro. J. R. Coombs against the action of Pacific Lodge, No. 26,
beg leave to report as follows:—
In this case charges in the regular form were preferred against
Bro. J. R. Coombs, of Pacific Lodge. No. 26, in which he was accused of receiving benefits from the Lodge when he was not entitled to
them, and in this way defrauding the Lodge.
A Committee of Trial was formed, and from the documents submitted to us, we are firmly convinced the Brother received a fair and
impartial trial.
The Committee of Trial in due time reported to the Lodge,
recommending that the Brother be suspended for one year; this, however, was amended by the Lodge to read "expulsion," and the
Brother then expelled. 2179
Against this action Brother Coombs appeals.
Your Committee, after careful consideration of all the evidence
and papers in connection therewith, recommend the following:-—
Resolved, That the appeal of Bro. J. R. Coombs be dismissed, and
the action off the Lodge be sustained.
Signed by the Committee.
Representative Siddall, No. I, moved the amendment
to By-law No. i of the Grand Lodge, which was seconded by
Representative York. No. i.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That the matter lay
over until the whole question of the expenses of the Grand
Lodge is under consideration.
The Local Board of the Odd Fellows' Relief Association
of Canada for British Columbia presented the following
Report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.
v.
In view of the application of the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada for recognition by this Grand Lodge of its objects
and work, and for the appointment of an Advisory Committee as has
been done in other jurisdictions of the Dominion, and the intimation contained in this application that the Local Board representing
the Association in this Province would present a report setting out
in detail its present standing and condition, we beg to submit such a
report for your favorable consideration.
With reference to the Odd Fellows' Insurance Association of
British Columbia which was for about seventeen years closely identified with this Grand Lodge, we beg to report that under instructions from its Annual Meeting held at Nanaimo in June, iooi, and
with the almost unanimous consent given in writing by its members
an amalgamation was effected with the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada on ist November, 1901, whereby that Association
issued certificates of $250 to all members desiring to obtain the same
with the option of receiving an increased benefit up to $1,000 to all
who were under fifty years of age.   These arrangements having been 2i8o
satisfactorily completed the books and  other property were transferred and the B. C Association ceased to exist.
Although a tinge of regret was felt at relinquishing an object we
had worked for so strenuously, it had been long apparent that owing
to the limited field of its operations success was not attainable, and
when the mergement was effected the officers realized that they had
been relieved of a heavy load of responsibility.
The first act of the Odd Fellows' Relief Association after the
amalgamation was to organize a Local Board for the purpose of supervising and promoting the work of the Association in the Province,
ffras to a certain extent granting us the privilege of Home Rule.
Since the formation of this board we can cheerfully render our testimony to the thorough business-like methods of the head office) in
conducting its affairs. We have reason to believe that tfie executive
are both capable and trustworthy and that they are brothers,„who are
thoroughly imbued with the purpose of managing its affairs in an
economical and efficient manner and a determination to place the
Association on a secure and solid basis. Mm
It will no doubt be interesting to many of the_members of this
Grand Lodge to learn something of the history of this Association,
of its remarkable growth and its present flattering position.
The Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada was organized in
1874, and became an incorporated body in 1873. For some years its
growth was slow, but during the past ten years it has progressed very
satisfactorily, the number of members being in—
1892  5,603
1893    ... • • 6,483
1894 •  7>392
1895  .-  8,068
1896  8,819
1897     9»376
1898 10,044
1899 10,849
1900 11,961
1001 '. 13,086
These figures are for the Association year, ending June 30th. At
the end of December, 1901, there were 13,562 members in good
standing. 2l8l
A further indication of its standing is suggested by the growth
of its reserve fund during the same period—
1893  $41,476.07
1894  70,000.00
1895  82,750.00
1896  82,750 00
1897  105,000.00
1898   ..  140,000.00
1899  157,000.00
1900 200,000-00
1901  .... 213,244.00
While on the 31st of May, 1902, the reserve fund is $260,000.00, of
which amount $10,000 is invested in debentures of the City of Vic-
toria, B. C. The total number of deaths since organization has been
805 and the amount of insurance paid thereon $1,088,600.
The Asociation does business with Odd Fellows only and its
work is heartily endorsed by every Canadian Grand Lodge. It is at
present a great power for good within the ranks of our own fraternity and permits of the popular insurance features being offered in
connection with a membership in the I. O. O. F-, thus enabling the
working members of our subordinates to compete on more than equal
terms with the other benevolent organizations.
We find that the Association has in this Province 424 members
holding insurance to the amount of $597,000.00. It has thirty agents
attending to its work, almost every Lodge in the jurisdiction being
represented, and we are hopeful that the time is not far distant when
not only every Lodge will have its agent, but that every eligible member will become a member of the Association.
The Association has generously had the form of application for
membership printed with the form of the report of the Committee
of Investigation and the form of medical certificate necessary to join
the Association attached, and a. supply has been sent to each Lodge
in the Province. The form of medical certificate if used furnishes a
complete protection to the Lodge as to the physical fitness of the
candidate and will be accepted by the Association within thirty days
of its date from any member wishing insurance; thus saving the cost
of a further medical examination. It is recommended that the Representatives present urge on their respective Lodges the advisability of
the exclusive use of this form, of which further supplies can' be had
free of charge on application to the Grand Secretary. 2l82
In conclusion we would submit that as we regard it as a sacred
duty for every member within his means to make suitable provision
for those dependent on him when he is removed by death, so we
believe that it is incumbent on this Grand Lodge; to afford every
facility and encouragement to members to obtain this protection in
some reliable institution if available within its own borders, and to
grant such association having this object in view such commendation and recognition as they may require fn the prosecution of their
work.
By encouraging every member to secure such protection for their
families we are not only effectively supplementing and completing
the benevolent objects of our Order, but we will also materially relieve
our Lodge funds from calls which must necessarily fall on them, in
the absence of such provision being made by the member himself.
Self-interest and the protection of our funds should therefore prompt
us to render this encouragement which in our opinion is conservative,
and legitimately within the sphere and intention of our altruistic
work.
If it is conceded that the foregoing is both prudent and desirable
it is also equally important in making such provision to select an
association that is both reliable and sound. The qualities we submit are amply furnished by the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of
Canada. It is now the only Odd Fellows' Insurance Association
legally doing business in the Dominion. It has therefore an almost
illimitable field and vast possibilities; it is comparatively young and
vigorous, it is W^U established and is efficiently and economically managed; it has a substantial and constantly increasing surplus fund which
is carefully and judiciously invested in easily convertible securities;
and its rates are as low as is compatible with safety.
We therefore hope that the Representatives here assembled will
consider the value of this association as an auxiliary to our Order
and that they will on their return to their Lodges render all the assistance possible to the Association in its work.
We offer the following Resolution for adoption:
Resolved, That this Grand Lodge grants its permission to the
Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada to continue its work in this
jurisdiction and commends it to the membership as a useful factor in
the work of the Order, and further that an Advisory Committee be appointed as requested by the Association whose duty it shall be to keep
this Grand Lodge informed as to the standing of the Association and its methods of conducting business, and to become acquainted with
all matters necessary to safeguard as far as possible the interests of
the members of this jurisdiction who have insured with the Association. %jjm
On behalf of the Local Board.
_'j|- 1L FRED DAVEY,   %
Secretary.
The Grand Master appointed the following to form the
Advisory Committee in accordance with the foregoing resolution: J. Crossan,. P.G.M.; F. Davey, P.G.; T. A. Muir,
P.G.R.;( E. F. Gerster, P.G. W- ' H •
The Special Committee appointed last session on re-districting the Province presented the following Report:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee to which was referred the question of re-arranging the D. D. G. M. Districts beg leave to submit the following grouping of the Lodges :—
No. of Lodges.
No.    i—Victoria Lodges     3
No-   2—Duncans, Ladysmith and Extension     4
No.   3—Nanaimo (2), Cedar |     3
No.   4—Union     1
No.   5—Vancouver (3), Mt. Pleasant, Eburne  5
No.   6—Westminster (2), Ladners, Cloverdale  4
No.    7—Agassiz..  1
No.   8—Chilliwack  1
No-   9—Kamloops, Ashcroft, North Bend  3
No. 10—Vernon (Armstrong when established)  t
No. 11—Revelstoke (2), Golden  3
No. 12—Trout Lake  1
No. 13—Grand Forks, Greenwood, Phoenix, Carson  4
No. 14—Rossland and Trail •  2
No. 15—Nelson, Slocan, Sandon  3
No. 16—Moyie, Cranbrook, Fernie  3
The Committee further recommends that each D. D. G- M. be
lequired to visit each lodge in his district twice in each year,, and to 2184
see that each officer elect in his district is thoroughly competent to
discharge the duties of the office before such officer may be installed.
This Grand Lodge shoull make provision for payment of necessary travelling expenses of the D. D. G. M. in these districts in which
he is obliged to travel in order to reach all the Lodges of his district
Signed by the Committee.
It was on motion Resolved, That the report be received
and taken up for consideration immediately on re-assembling
this afternoon.
T. F. Neelands, Grand Treasurer, Mayor of Vancouver,
extended a very cordial invitation to the Grand Lodge to meet
in that city next year, and it was moved, seconded and carried,
That the next annual meeting of this Grand Lodge be held in
the city of Vancouver.
The Special Committee on Odd Fellows' Home submitted the following amended Report, which was, on motion,
received and laid on the table till this afternoon.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
We, your Committee appointed at the last session of this Grand
Lodge for the purpose of raising funds for the establishment of a
Home for Aged Odd Fellows and Orphans, beg leave to report as
follows:—
Your Committee are pleased to report that the substantial sum of
$1,123.25 has been raised for the above purpose but regret that it has
not amounted to anything like the sum anticipated.
Your Committee has labored under many difficulties, the disadvantage of having to make the most of our appeals by correspondence
instead of by personal solicitation, also the general depression of
business throughout the province, but the indifference of many prominent members of the Order and the active opposition of a few, has
made their task doubly hard, and we would respectfully suggest .that
if the members of this Grand Lodge do not approve of the idea of
establishing an Odd Fellows' Home, that they would bring their
objections before the Grand Lodge and not take them to the Subordinate Lodges and individual members. To show that such an institution will be in the near future a pressing necessity needs no argument. The fact that nearly every jurisdiction in the United States has one or more Homes established and the
Canadian jurisdictions are making every effort to raise funds for this
purpose, is of itself proof that they are a necessity.
In our own jurisdiction we have members practically dependent
on public charity. We have the orphans of our deceased brothers
being brought up in public institutions instead of being under the care
and protection of our Order, and as our jurisdiction grows older such
cases must increase and we should put forth every effort to meet the
want.
Your Committee believe that in very many cases the officers of
the Subordinate Lodges have been to blame for not seeing that the
circular letters sent out by this committee have been put into the
hands of the members. If one of these circulars was placed in the
envelope with each receipt for dues or notice of arrears sent out, we
believe a much larger sum would have been received.
The thanks of this committee are due to the smaller lodges in
the interior for the energetic manner in which they have taken this
matter up and the substantial returns made by them; for instance, one
lodge in the interior, with a membership of thirty-one, has sent in
$64.00 thereby setting an example which we hope will be followed by
the older and wealthier lodges.
The Committee also desire to thank the Rebekah Degree Lodges
for the very creditable sums they have donated.
The Committee desire to thank the Grand Secretary for his valuable assistance in preparing and distributing the circular letter issued
and keeping the lodges in touch with the work of the Committee from
time to time during the term, and we trust that the incoming committee will have the benefit of his counsel and assistance.
The Committee would recommend for the ensuing year, that the
Province be divided into Uiree districts, viz., Vancouver Island, Lower
Mainland, and the Interior, and that a general committee of three in
each district be appointed and that the Deputy Grand Master, the
Grand Warden and Grand Treasurer be members of this committee
and where practicable act as chairman in the respective districts; and
that this Committee be appointed as early this session of this Grand
Lodge as practicable that they may have an opportunity to confer
together. 2i86
We feel tfiat by carrying out the above suggestions that the
members of the committee.would be in clojer touch with their work
and no doubt the results would be very much more satisfactory.
In conclusion your Committee would point out the fact that no
matter how hard or how earnestly they may labor, they cannot accomplish much without the active co-operation of the individual members,
and especially the officers and members of the Grand Lodge.
•
We therefore hope that every representative will give the committee appointed at this session every assistance in his power.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
Signed by the Committee.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the Grand Lodge
do now adjourn until 2 o'clock p.m.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly:" 2187
AFTERNOON SESSION.
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 2 o'clock p.m. pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Lodge Officers and a quorum of Representatives present.
All present were examined and reported duly qualified
and the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
The Report of the Committee on re-arranging the Districts of D. D. G. M.'s was taken from the table.
It was moved and seconded that the Report be adopted.
Moved and seconded as an amendment that the Report be
considered seriatem.
Moved and seconded as an amendment to the amendment, That the consideration of the report be postponed indefinitely, which was carried.
The Committee on Laws of Subordinates submitted the
following report, which was adopted.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, 1. 0.0. F.:
We. your Committee on Laws of Subordinates, beg leave to submit the following recommendation for your consideration :—
That in future the various Subordinate Lodges use more care
and consideration in making alterations or amendments to their Bylaws.
Signed by the Committee. 2i88
The Special Committee on members of defunct Lodges
presented the following report:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
We, your Committee appointed on tne question of defunct lodges,
submit the following icport:—
1st.—That it is the opinion of the Commititee that some steps
should be taken with reference to members of any Lodge becoming
defunct through members leaving, or some other unavoidable circumstance.
2nd.—That members of the Lodge in good standing at the time
should be allowed to pay dues to the Grand Lodge of the jurisdiction
to which they belong and receive such benefits as may be decided by
the Grand Lodge.
3rd.—That the Grand Secretary of this jurisdiction be requested
to communicate with Grand Secretaries of other jurisdictions asking
them to lay this matter before their Grand Lodges so that they may
instruct their representatives to the Sovereign Grand Lodge to bring
this subject before that body in order that something may be done
to meet the case.
4th.—That in event of a petition being granted by the Sovereign
Grand Lodge a small per capita tax be levied on the Subordinate
Lodges to cover the expense.
Signed by the Committee.
Moved and seconded, That the report be received and
adopted. Moved as an amendment, That the report be
received and filed and the committee discharged with thanks.
Moved as an amendment to the amendment, That the report
be referred back to the committee, which was carried.
Representative Siddall, No. 1, having declined to serve
any further on the committee, the Grand Master appointed
Representatives W. M. Ramsay, No. 26, and J. W. Morrison,
No. 10, to act. 2189
Representative S. B. Clement, No. 40, submitted a question as to whether a member who deliberately injures himself is entitled to sick benefits, which was referred to the Committee on Judiciary, j
The Grand Warden retired and conferred the Grand
Lodge Degree on W. Hook, P.G., No. 19, in the ante-room.
The report of the Special Commitee on Odd Fellows'"
Home was taken from the table and it was moved and seconded, That the report be received and adopted. Moved as aa
amendment and carried, That the report be received and a.
committee of fifteen be appointed with power to elect their
own chairman.
The Committee on Judiciary presented the following
report, which was adopted.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbm, I. 0. O. F.:
Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred the question
of Representative S. B. Clement, No. 40, as to whether a member who
deliberately injures himself is entitled to sick benefits, would beg to-
answer "No."
Signed by the Committee.
It was on motion Resolved, That permission is hereby
granted to any or all of the Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction to obtain incorporation under the laws of the Province governing such matters.
The Special Committee on Expenses of the Grand Lodge-
submitted the following report, which was received and considered seriatem:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F. :
We, the Special Committee appointed last Annual Session held
in the City of Nanaimo, for the puipose of devising ways and means
of reducing the expenses of the Grand Lodge, beg leave to report as.
follows:— 2190
The subject assigned to your Committee is one to which the
Committee has given much time and consideration, and as the result
of our labors we submit the (following recommendations, and trust
they may meet with your hearty approval, as the question is one
which must be faced sooner or later.
1st.—Your Committee are fully of the opinion that the business
of the Grand Lodge can easily be transacted in two days instead of
three, as at present.
2nd.—Omit from the printed journal the reports of the D. D. G.
Masters, which reports last year occupied 29 pages-
3rd.—Reports of Committees to be signed by all members of committees, but only name of member submitting report to be printed.
4th.—Print Journal of Proceedings in more compact form, thus
reducing same by about 35 pages without in any way detracting from
its appearance, but on the contrary, making it more presentable.
5th.—Reduce the representation in accordance with one or other
of the proposed amendments to the Constitution as submitted by your
Committee, of which the Lodges of the jurisdiction have had the
necessary notice.
Your Committee here present for your consideration five recommendations, and it is but natural the Grand Lodge should expect the
Committee to advance some argument in support of them.
The first, and we may say, the principal argument, is, the unnecessary cost of running the Grand Lodge at the expense of the Subordinates.
As to recommendation No. 1, we advise its adoption for the reason that by reducing the time of session to two days the Grand Lodge
will save the sum of $140.00 in per diem.
In support of recommendation Nos. 2. 3 and 4, by reducing the
number of pages in Journal we will save about $45.
As to recommendation No. 5, by reducing the number of representatives as per proposed amendment No. 2, one for each complete
100, the Grand Lodge will save another sum of $324.00, a total saving 2191
in the three items of $509.00, or by the first proposed amendment, the
sum of 287.30. By adopting the recommendations of your Committee with the proposed amendment No. 2, by which the expenses are
cut down $509.00, the per capita tax can be reduced 16 cents per metij,
ber based on cur present membership, thus giving a direct benefit
to the Subordinate Lodges without in any way impairing the efficiency
of the administration of the affairs of the jurisdiction.
By the kindness of the Grand Secretary your Committee are able
to present a table showing the number of representatives and comparative cost under the different number of same. LIST OF LODGES AND NO. OF MEMBERS ON 3ist DEO. 1901.
NAME.
Victoria, No. 1	
Columbia, No. 2	
Royal City, No. 3	
Dominion, No. 4	
Black Diamond, No. 5..
Harmony, No. 6	
Excelsior, No. 7	
Vancouver, No. 8	
Tatnai, No. 9	
Western Star. No. 10..j.
Union, No. 11.	
Selkirk, No. 12	
Cloverdale No. 15	
Kootenay, No. 16	
Duncan, No. 17	
Vernon Valley, No. 18...
Mt. Pleasant, No. 19	
Centennial, No. 20	
Delta, No. 21	
Gold Range, No. 22	
Ashcroft, No. 23 ,
Island, No. 24	
Revelstoke, No. 25	
Pacific, No. 26	
Amity, No. 27	
Cheam, No. 28	
Perseverance No. 29	
Banner, No. 31 ,
Rocky Mountain, No. 34.
Cedar, No. 35	
Rossland, No. 36       	
Boundary Valley, NO. 38
Silver City, No. 39	
Slocan, No. 40	
Trout Lake, No. 41	
Key City, No. 42	
Enterprise, No. 43	
Wildey, No. 44	
Gateway, No. 45 	
Snowshoe, No. 46	
Total.
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145
157
117
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All of which is fraternally submitted.
Signed by the Committee. 2193
Recommendation No. i, to confine the sessions of the
Grand Lodge to two days as far as practicable, was adopted.
Recommendation No. 2, to omit printing the Reports of
the D. D. G. M.'s in the proceedings was adopted.
Recommendation No. 3, to omit printing the signatures
of members of committees to reports in the proceedings, was
adopted.
Recommendation No. 4, to print proceedings in more
compact form, was adopted.
Recommendation No. 5, respecting reduction of the representation, was read. It was moved and seconded, That the
clause be struck out.
The motion was declared lost on being submitted to the
vote.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That the report be
• adopted as a whole.
The following amendments to Sec. 3, Art. II of the Grand
Lodge Constitution, notice of which had been duly sent to the
Subordinate Lodges, were submtited:—
(1.) Strike out all the words after the word "of" in the second
line, all of the third line, and the first four words of fourth line.
Clause to read when amended as follows:—
"Every Subordinate Lodge shall be entitled in this Grand Lodge
to one representative for its members of 100 or less in good standing
by its last Semi-Annual Report to the Grand Lodge, over 100 and
under 250 members, two representatives; ,250 members and over, three
representatives."
The remainder of the section to read as at present.
(2.)    Strike out all the words after the word "of" in the second
line, all the third line, and the first four words of fourth line. 2194
"Clause to read when amended as follows:—
"Every Subordinate Lodge shall be entitled in this Grand Lodge
to one representative for its members of 100 or less in good standing
by its last Semi-Annual Report to the Grand Lodge, also one representative for each ioo members over and above the first said ioo
members."
The remainder of the section to read as at present.
H. J. RAYMER. No. 36.
E. C. ARTHUR, No- 16.
F. E. SIMPSON, No. 42.
The question being the adoption of the proposed amendment (2), the ayes and nays were called for and the following result recorded:—
Ayes—Hogg, Arthur, Davey, Raymer, Irvine, Gregson,
Dunsmuir, Henderson, Macdonald, Whyte, McLeod, Bose,
Kinrade, Pollard, Castley, Car swell, Hume, Turner, Lehman,
Waterson, Vance, Warren, Embleton, Cummings, Munroe,
Garbutt, Clement (S. B.), Fink, Cockroft, Simpson, Clement
(A. L.), Johnstone—32.
Nays—Graham, Neelands, Morton, Mackenzie, Bell,
McCann, York, Livingstone, Siddall, Dempster, Fox, Smith,
Muir, Babington, Sheret, Carroll, Topp, Malacord, Gray,
Law, O'Dwyer, Cleland, Morrison, Mills, Thorpe, Handlen,
Stark, Gordon, Ramsay, Walsh, Webber, Brown, McPherson,
McKay, Fulton, Fielding—36.
Not having the necesary number of votes, the motion was
declared lost.
The question being the adoption of the proposed amendment (1), the ayes and nays were taken with the following
result:—
Ayes—Hogg, Arthur, Davey, Neelands, Raymer, Irvine,
Mackenzie, Smith, Muir, Gregson, Dunsmuir, Henderson,
Gray, Macdonald, Whyte McLeod, Bose,   Kinrade,  Pollard, 2i95
Castley, Carswell, Thorpe, Handlen, Hume, Turner, Lehman, Waterson, Webber, Vance, Warren, Embleton, Cum-
mings, Munroe, Garbutt, Clement (S. B.), Fink, Cockroft,
Simpson, Clement (A. L.), Johnstone—40.
Nays—Graham, Morton, Bell, McCann, York, Livingstone,
Siddall, Dempster, Fox, Babington, Sheret, Carroll, Topp,
Malacord, Law, O'Dwyer, Cleland, Morrison, Mills, Stark,
Gordon, Ramsay, Walsh, Brown, McPherson, McKay, Fulton, Fielding—28.
Not having received the necessary two-thirds vote, the
motion was declared lost.
Representative Siddall, No. 1, moved that By-law No. r
of the Grand Lodge be amended by striking out the words
"and appointed" in line one, which was seconded, and declared duly carried.
Representatives P. W. Dempster and G. T. Fox, No. 2,
submitted the following question, which was referred to the
Committee on ludiciarv:—
"Is a Representative to this Grand Lodge an Officer of
his Subordinate Lodge?"
The Committee on State of the Order presented the following reoort, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on the State of the Order, beg leave to submit
the   following  report:—
1. We are pleased to report the institution of a new Lodge at
Fernie. and the restoration of the charter of Perseverance Lodge, No.
29, at Extension. We regret that conditions made it necessary for
Carson Lodge, No. 37, to surrender its charter, and yet we are satisfied that the move was a wise one, since most of the members will
affiliate with other lodges.
2. The increase in membership of 150 during the year is evidence
of the fact that the Order in this jurisdiction is progressing, and we 11
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would especially call the attention of the members to the suspensions
during the same period, 194 being in our judgment a serious loss,
and we feel that with the officers making the brothers in arrears and
hkely to be suspended a personal visit, this yearly less could be materially reduced. We would recommend that the social feature of the
sessions be encouraged as a means of maintaining and increasing
the membership.
.3. A careful review of the reports of the D. D. G. M.'s shows thst
in nearly every district there has been a satisfactory increase in membership, with the finances as a rule, in very good condition. In some
of the mining districts, owing to the suspension of work, difficulties
have been experienced in maintaining the membership, but no serious
conditions have been reported. The information embodied in these
reports, coupled with those of the Grand Master and Grand Secretary, warrant your Committee in congratulating the Grand Lodge on
the prosperous state of the Order throughout the jurisdiction.
4. Your Committee desires to offer a word of praise to the
Worthy Grand Master for the energy displayed in the performance of
his duties during the year, since he has visited nearly all the lodges
and by his presence greatly encouraged the members in their work.
5. We notice with pleasure the institution of Ivy Rebekah
Lodge, No. 14, at Duncans, and that the fee has been received for
a new lodge at Slocan. We heartily commend to the support and
assistance of the members of our Order the Rebekah branch, as an
institution worthy of the earnest co-operation and serious consideration of every  Odd  Fellow.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Members   of Defunct Lodges presented the following report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
We your Committee appointed by this Grand Lodge on the question of members of defunct lodges, submit the following recommendation:—
That the Grand Representative to the Sovereign Grand Lodge
be instructed to endeavor as *ar as possible to secure legislation to
provide for worthy members of defunct lodges over the age limit.
Signed by the Committee- The Committee on Statistics re Dues and Benefits presented the following report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0.0. F.:
Your Special Committee on Statistics re Dues and Benefits beg
to submit an abstract of the reports of the Subordinate Lodges of this
jurisdiction for the past ten years bearing on this question. The
object of these reports which are presented year after year is to enable us to arrive at an intelligent and safe conclusion based on our
own actual experience as to the amount which it is necessary to charge
for dues, etc., in order to meet a given sum to be paid for benefits
and in other ways to arrange our finances on a solvent basis.
It thus becomes one of the most important documents laid before
our meetings and should receive the careful and critical consideration
of every member who has the welfare of the fraternity at heart and
who desires to see our lodges placed in a secure and creditable financial position.
In reviewing the figures contained in the accompanying tables we
are pleased to note the fact that although there was an increase of
150 in our membership last year, the number of weeks for which Sick
Benefits were paid was 429 less and the total amount paid for relief
was $871.89 less than the preceding year, notwithstanding that twelve
more members were recipients of relief.
The average weekly sum paid as Sick Benefits would appear to
be $6.41, indicating that a number Of the sick brothers must be
chronic cases who are only receiving the minimum scale ol benefits.
The average sickness experienced by our membership duing the
past 18 years when grDiipedin periods of 10 years is remarkably even;
a trifle over five days each, and it would appear from this that in making provision for this habilifty which cannot be avoided, it would be
a safe and conservative estimate to allow for one week's Sick Benefits
per year for each member.
The averages of expenditures of all kinds in this table shows a
steady decline, that on account of relief being no doubt attributable
to the influx of young members during recent years. We hope to see
this decrease maintained in the future.
It is gratifying to note that the total receipts for last year was
$21,572.75 in excess of the total expenditures and that the amount received from Rents and Invested Funds is gradually increasing, showin
about five per cent, of the gross assets.    This is as it should be in
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order-to build up a reserve to meet future liabilities arising from the
increasing age of our members. The question of the safe and profitable investment of the surplus funds of the Lodge is one that should
at all times receive the earnest consideration" of our lodges- 'We regret j
to state, however, that the receipts of this character are confined
principally to our large and wealthy lodges, a number of lodges showing no returns under this head.
The receipts from Admissions and Degrees are of a fluctuating
nature and cannot be relied on, and we are therefore forced to the
conclusion that the dues of our members is the only source of revenue
on which most of our lodges can depend and that it forms the backbone of our financial system. From this standpoint it is significant to
observe that our expenditures last year exceeded the amount received
for dues by $4.-007.79, and that the sum paid for current expenses was
in excess of that paid for relief and $1,199.26 more than was paid under
the same head in the previous year. We think that such a large expenditure as $20,586.84 which can be classified as current expenses
for one year is to be deplored, and would hazard the opinion that
&n institution such as ours which spends 33 per cent, of its entire income on management is not following the lines which lead to stability
and permanence. Many young lodges inadvisably spend large sums
at the outset for regalia and paraphernalia, and when after a time
sickness occurs amongst the members and it is realized that the
funds are not sufficient to meet the promised benefits, then it becomes
necessary to reduce the rate of benefits and the benevolent objects of
our Order are sacrificed to things which are, in cur opinion, not absolutely essential.
We regard this as a matter that the Grand Lodge should be able
to regulate and control so as to safeguard the funds of lodges for
their proper and legitimate purposes. In some kindred societies in the
Old Country where they are subject to Government supervision, the
amount which can be expended for management is limited to a certain
proportion of the dues, and a separate account is kept for this purpose: if the expenditure exceeds the sum allowed it has to be met
by a special assessment on the members. By this means a vigilant
control is secured over these expenses which cannot otherwise be
obtained.
These remarks are submitted for the candid consideration of the
members of this Grand Lodge in the hope that they will lead to such
action as will conserve the best interests of the Order in this province.
Signed bv the Committee.  2200
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« O The  Committee  on Judiciary presented the  following
report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was referred the question
of Representatives Dempster and Fox, as to whether Representatives
to this Grand Lodge are Officers of their Subordinate Lodge, beg to
answer "No."
See Section 958, White's Digest, page 261, edition of 1895, which
states distinctly who the officers of a Subordinate Lodge are.
Signed by the Committee.
On motion the Grand Lodge adjourned to 7130 p.m. to- 2202
EVENING   SESSION.
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 7130 p.m. pursuant to
adjournment, the Grand Lodge Officers and a quorum of
Representatives present.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
The Committee on Printing presented the following
report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Printing beg to report that tenders for
printing the proceedings of this session with advance copies of the
Grand Officers' reports were called for and the work awarded to Bro.
T. R. Cusack, the lowest tenderer.
We would recommend that semi-tone portraits of the present
Grand Master and one of the Past Grand Masters be inserted in the
printed proceedings at a cost of $12.00.
Signed by the Committee.
The Grand Lodge Degfee was conferred on A. J. Belyea
and A. J. Martin, No. 3, by the Grand Warden in the anteroom.
Representative Simpson, No. 44, moved the following,
which was seconded and carried unanimously:—
Resolved, That the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F-,
extends through Mount Fernie Lodge, No. 47, its sympathy for the
people of Fernie on account of the horrible disaster that so recently
wrecked many homes and caused untold sorrow and suffering by the
sudden death of fathers and brothers, leaving many widows and
orphans without the support and loving care of the heads of the families. 2203
Resolved, that the Grand Secretary be instructed to forward to
said lodge a copy of this resolution.
It was on motion Resolved, That the report of the Committee on Statistics re Dues and Benefits presented at this
Session be printed in pamphlet form and a copy sent to each
member of this Jurisdiction.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That the Grand Secretary forward a copy of the following resolution to Beulah
Rebekah Lodge, No. 5, now in session in this building:—
•The Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F., in
session assembled extends fraternal and cordial greetings to
Beulah Rebekah Lodge No. 5 and.wishes it a happy and prosperous year."
The Grand Lodge adjourned for a short time and invited
the members of Beulah Rebekah Lodge, No. 5, and a number
of visiting members of Mizpah Rebekah Lodge, No. 2, to listen to a recitation by Bro. F. W. Smith, P.G., of Whatcom,
Wash. The sisters having entered, Bro. Smith gave the recitation in a very effective manner, after which the sisters retired and the Grand Lodge resumed business.
On motion the Grand Lodge adjourned to 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. % 2204
THIRD  DAY.
13th June, 1902.
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 9:30 a.m., the Grand
Lodge Officers and a quorum of Representatives present.      :]
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
The   minutes   of   yesterday's   session   were   read   and
adopted.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That the Installation of Officers take place this evening in the Third Degree.
The Grand Master appointed the following to form the
Special Committee on Odd Fellows' Home: E. C. Arthur,
M.D., G.W., No. 16; T. Embleton, No. 36; F. E. Simpson,
No. 40, F. E. Cooper, No. 45; D. McLean, No. 9; T. F. Neelands, G.T., No. 8; E. L. Webber, No. 2J\ W. Law, No. 10;
D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3; E. F. Gerster, No. 26; W. H. Mor-
.ton, P.G.M., No. 5; J. Handlen, No. 20; J. Bell, No. 4, A.
Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2; H. Fulton, No. 31.
Representative Stark, No. 26, and H. J. Raymer, P.G.M.,
G.R., applied for and were excused from further attendance.
A communication was read from Beulah Rebekah Lodge,
No. 5, containing a resolution of thanks for fraternal greetings and invitation to attend an open meeting of the session of
this Grand Lodge last evening. On motion the communication was ordered to be received and filed. Resolved, That the hearty thanks of this Grand Lodge
are due and are hereby tendered to the Mayor of this city for
his address of welcome at the opening of this session, and for
his kindness and courtesy in taking the members for a car
ride to view the city; and that the Grand Secretary be instructed to forward a copy of this resolution to his Worship.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be transmitted to the Chairman of the Reception Committee for the
use of the hall and the many courtesies and kind attention
shown to the members of this Grand Lodge during this
session.
Resolved, That the Representatives of this Grand Lodge
to the Sovereign Grand Lodge by instructed to vote for any
amendment to the Constitution that may be offered in that
Grand Body to allow the admittance of eligible persons as
members of the Order at eighteen years of age.
Bro. J. Bell, G.H., and Representative Sheret, Ho. 4, were
on motion excused from further attendance at this session.
The Committee on Mileage and Per Diem presented the
following report, which was adopted. 2206
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem beg to report that
we have examined the certificates of the Officers and Representatives
in attendance at this Session, and find them entitled to the amounts
stated against their respective names.
Names.
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OFFICERS.
W.Hogg, G.  M I jo
A. Graham, D. G. M    I
B. C. Arthur, M.D.,G.W. 16
F. Davey, G. S    I
T. F. Neelands, G. T.... 8
HJ.Raymer.P.G.M.G.R. 36
W.H.Morton.P.G.M. " j 5
Rev. J. Irvine, G. Chap.. 19
D. E. Mackenzie, G. C... 3
Jas. Bell, G. H    4
REPRESENTATIVES.
G. McCann	
J.   York	
R. Livingstone...
H. Siddall	
P. W.  Dempster.
G. T. Fox	
W. S. Smith	
T. A.   Muir	
P. A. Babington.
A. Sheret	
J. Carroll	
W. Topp	
A. Malacord	
R. Gregson	
M. Dunsmuir	
R. A. Henderson.
Robt. Gray	
S. D, Macdonald.
D. M. O'Dwyer. .
A. Cleland	
W. Law	
J. W   Morrison..
Thos.   Whyte	
J. McLeod	
H. Bose	
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W. H.  Thorpe.
Thos. Huine ...
R. H. Turner	
I. Lehman ,
E. Waterson	
J. Stark	
G. R. Gordon...
W. H. Walsh...
W. M.Ramsay..
E. L. Webber..
N. R. Brown..
D. McPherson..
G. H. Vance ...
J. P. McKay	
H. Fulton	
C. A. Warren.. .
J.  Fielden	
W. Embleton...
J. E. Cummings.
H. B. Munro..
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S. B. Clement...
J- P. Fink	
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$1571 70
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Finance presented a report, which
was, on motion, laid on the table for consideration this afternoon.
The Grand Lodge adjourned to 1 o'clock p.m. 2208
AFTERNOON SESSION.
The Grand Lodge met at i o'clock p.m., the Grand Lodge
Officers and a quorum of Representatives present.
The Calling of the Roll was, on motion, dispensed with.
It was, on motion, Resolved, That in the absence of a
report from the Committee on Odd Fellows' Home, the
Grand Lodge proceed to the consideration of the report of the
Committee on Finance.
Resolved, That the proposal to donate $100 to the Odd
Fellows' Home Fund be struck out of the report.
Resolved, That the report be amended by substituting a
per capita tax of eighty cents instead of ninety cents.
The following is the report of the Finance Committee as
amended and adopted:—
T* the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Finance beg to submit the following estimate of revenue and expenditure for the coming year:—
We recommend that the amount of fines received from lodges for
neglect to forward reports and per capita tax in proper time to be donated to the Odd Fellows' Home Funds.
REVENUE.
Cash balance May 24th, 1902    $i>703 77
Per capita tax 3,366 members at 80c      2,692 80
$4396 57 2209
EXPENDITURE.
Grand Secretary, salary $  600 00
Grand Master, expenses  -250 00
Scvcreign Grand Lodge, representative Tax.... 15000
Rent Grand Secretary's office  ioq 00
Printing  200 00
Premiums on bonds  25 00
Postage, Grand Secretary  30 00
Postage, Grand Master '.  .. 15 00
Caretaker Grand Secretary's office  20 00
Grand Lodge Card, Independent Odd Fellow    .. 10 co
Janitor this session  10 00
Gift to Mt. Fernie Lodge, Fernie  100 00
Mileage and per diem this session  i>57T 70
Fines transferred to Odd Fellows' Home Fund .. 18 00—$3*099 70
Balance     $1*529687
Signed by the Committee.
The Grand Lodge adjourned to 8 o'clock p.m. 22IO
EVENING   SESSION.
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 8 o'clock, the Grand
Lodge Officers and a quorum of Representatives present.
On Motion the Calling of the Roll was dispensed with.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge are due
and are hereby extended to the Transportation Companies for
the reduced rates granted to members of the Grand Lodge
attending this session, and that the Grand Secretary be instructed to transmit a copy of this resolution to the several
companies.
A communication was read from Mizpah Rebekah Lodge,
No. 2, thanking the brothers for their kind treatment last
evening and inviting all to attend a degree practice in Vancouver to-morrow evening. It was moved, seconded and
carried, That the communication be received and filed, and
the invitation accepted with thanks.
Resolved, That the Grand Master be requested to issue
a circular letter to the District Deputy Grand Masters impressing on them the necessity of insisting on all newly elected
officers being thoroughly acquainted with their lectures and
charges including the secret work prior to their installation;
also, that a similar letter be forwarded to each of the Subordinate Lodges warning the officers elect that incapacity in this
respect would render them ineligible to be installed into office.
The Grand Warden retired to the ante-room and conferred the Grand Lodge Degree on A. Ross and J. Parman, of
Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19, and H. H. Williams, of Amity-
Lodge, No. 2J. 22H
The Committee on Odd Fellows' Home presented the
following report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Odd Fellows' Home Fund, beg leave to
report as follows:
The Committee organized by electing Grand Warden Bro. Neelands as chairman, and Past Grand Bro.  Gers.ter secretary.
The Committee have decided not to ask this Grand Lodge to
levy a per capita tax in add of this fund, but it again appeals to ,he
generosity of the individual members.
We particularly wish to impress upon the representatives at
this Grand Lodge that we look upon them as being equally responsible with the committee tfor the success of the Home Fund, and
that each representative should consider himself as representing this
committee in his own lodge.
The chairman and secretary of the committee have been instructed to ascertain the names and addresses of all Odd Fellows'
widows and orphans in the jurisdiction who are receiving aid from
corporations or institutions.
E. F. GERSTER,
Secretary of Committee.
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The Grand Master requested W. E. Johnstone, P.G.M.,
No. 8, to take the chair and install the officers elect.
The Grand Lodge was closed in the Grand Lodge Degree
and re-opened in the Third Degree.
The Third Degree members in waiting having been admitted, the Grand Master appointed D. Welsh, P.G.M., and
W. H. Morton, P. G. M., to present the officers elect for installation, and the following were "presented, duly obligated
and installed in their respective chairs:—
A. Graham, No. i., as Grand Master.
E. C. Arthur, M.D., No. 16, as Deputy Grand Master. 2212
T. F. Neelands, No. 8, as Grand Warden.
Fred Davey, No. I, as Grand Secretary.
D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3, as Grand Treasurer.
The Grand Master appointed the following Subordinate
Officers, who were duly installed:—
H. Siddall, No. 1, Grand Chaplain.
C. A. Warren, No. 34, Grand Marshal.
W. Law, No. 10, Grand Conductor.
W. H. Thorpe, No. 20, Grand Guardian.
E. L. Webber, No. 27, Grand Herald.
Also the following as District Deputy Grand Masters :—
P. A. Babington, No. 4, for District «No. 1, comprising Lodges
Nos.  1, 2, & 4.
N. R. Brown, No. 27,  for District   No. 2,   comprising   Lodges
Nos. 3, 27 & 15. \
Joseph   Carroll, No. 5, for   District No. 3, comprising   Lodges
Nos. 5, 20 & 35.
M.  Dunsmuir,  No.   6, for   District No. 4.   comprising   Lodges
Nos. 6, 31  & 29.
R. A. Henderson, No. 7, for Disrict 5, comprising Lodge No. 7.
Wallace Laiw, No.   10, for District No.   6,   comprising   Lodges
Nos- 10, 8, 19, 26 & 24.
S. D. Macdonald, No. 9, for District No. 7, for Lodge No. 9.
T. Whyte, No. 11, for District No. 8, for Lodge No. 11.
E.   Waterson,   No. 25, for   District No. 9, comprising   Lodges
Nos. 12 & 25
G. H. Kinrade, No. 16, for District No. 10, for Lodge No. 16.
W. J. Castley, No. 17, for District No. 11, for Lodge No. 17.
R. Carswell, No. 18, for District No. 12, for Lodge No. 18. 2213
A. D. Patterson, No. 21, for District No. 13, for Lodge No. 21.
R. H. Turner, No. 22,, for District No. 14, for Lodge No. 22.
I. C. Smith, No. 23, for District No. 15, for Lodge No. 23.
Geo. Vance, No. 28, for District No. 16, for Lodge No. 28.
C Pearce, No. 34, for District No. 17, for Lodge No. 34.
T.  Embleton, No. 36, for District No.  18,   comprising . Lodges
Nos. 36 & 43-
H- B. Munro, No. 38, for District No.  19, comprising Lodges
Nos. 38 & 46.
W. J. Garbutt, No. 39, for District. No. 20, for Lodge No. 39.
S. B. Clement, No. 40, for District No. 21, for Lodge No. 40.
D. R. McLennan, No. 41, for District No. 22, for Lodge No. 41.
M. Rockendorf, No. 42, for District No. 23, comprising Lodges
Nos. 42, 44 & 47.
F. E. Cooper, No. 45, for District No. 24, for Lodge No. 45.
REBEKAH LODGES.
Sister  Mrs.   D.  Grant,  No.   1,  for  District  No.   1,  comprising
Lodge No. 1.
Sister Miss George, No. 2, for District No. 2, comprising Lodge
No. 2.
Sister Mrs- J. Langdon, No. 3, for District No. 3, comprising
Lodge No. 3.
Sister Miss A. F. Gilley, No. 5, for District No- 4, comprising
Lodge No. 5.
Sister Mrs. M. Mathieson, No. 9, for District No. 5, comprising
Lodge No. 9.
Sister Miss Davie, No. 10, for District No. 6, comprising Lodge
No. 10.
Sister Mrs.   Embleton,  No.   13, for  District  No.  7,  comprising
Lodge No. 13.
Sister. Mrs. A. C. Aitken, No. 14, for District No. 8, comprising
Lodge No. 14. 2214
The following Standing Committees were also appointed:
Finance.—P. W- Dempster, No. 2; James Bell, No. 4; Geo. McCann, No- 1; W. S- Smith, No. 3; H. H. Davis, No. 8; D. M. O'Dwyer,
No. 10.
Appeals,—T. A.  Muir,  No. 3; J. W. Morrison,  No.   10;  E.  L.
.Webber, No. 27; D. Welsh, P.G.M., No. 3; W. H. Morton, P.G.M.,
No. 5; R. Carswell, No. 18.
Laws of of Subordinates.—R. Livingstone, No. 1; P. Babington,
No. 4; G. T. Fox, No. 2; T. Hume, No. 21; W. Topp, No. 5; J. Carroll, No. 5.
Petitions.—W. Hogg, P.G.N., No. 10; H. Fulton, No. 31; J. E-
Cummings, No. 36; E. Waterson, No. 25; J- Fielding, No. 35; R.
Gregson, No. 6.
State of Order—F. E. Simpson, No. 42; H. B. Munro, No. 38;
W. B. Pollard, No. 16; W. J. Castley, No. 17; J. Carroll, No 5; G. R.
Cordon, No. 26.
Legislation.—T. Embleton, No. 36; A. Sheret, No. 4; A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2; F. Carne, P.G.M., No. 1; H. J. Raymer, P.G.M.,
No. 36; T. Taylor, No. 41.
Judiciary.—G. R. Gordon, No. 26; R. May, No. 27; G. Vance,
No. 28; W. Law, No. 16; N.   Brown, No. 27; J. P. McKay, No. 29.
Mileage and Per Diem.—S. B. Clement, No. 40; D. E. Kerr, No.
36; W. H. Walsh, No. 26; S. D. McDonald, No. 9; J. Handlen, No.
20; A. Cleland, No. 10.
Printing.—F. Davey, No. 1; A. Sheret, No. 4; P. W. Dempster,
No. 2; M. Dunsmuir, No. 6; E. E. Cockroft, No. 43; T. Whyte,
No. 11.
^Correspondence.—W. E. Johnstone P.G.M., No. 8; A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2; J. E. Phillips, P.G.M., No. 4; H. B. Gilmour,
P.G.M., No. 10; W. H. Morton, P.G.M., No. 5.
Statistics, Dues and Benefits.—F. Davey, No. 1; T. F. Neelandsr
No. 8; A. L. Clement, No. 45; R. A. Henderson, No. 7.
The Third Degree members having retired, the Grand
Lodge was closed in the Third Degree and re-opened in the
Grand Lodge Degree.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That the appointments of the Grand Master be confirmed.
Moved by G. R. Gordon, G.R.. seconded by Representative G. T. Fox, No. 2, and carried.
Resolved—We desire to place on record our gratitude that the war
in South Africa has ceased and that peace once more reigns throughout.
all the British possessions. This is a matter of such importance that
we feel that we cannot let it pass without expressing our heantflelt
thanks for the restoration of the great blessing of peace, recognizing 2215
as we do that as good, loyal citizens many of our Brotherhood would
be found on the battlefield, and their injury or death meant distress
and loss which in many cases would bear heavily on members of our
order and their loved ones. We trust that our order will find a
footing in the new colony, and by the principles of Friendship, Love
and Truth assist in cementing an everlasting peace.
It was on motion Resolved, That the reading of the minutes of to-day's session be dispensed with.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge are due
and hereby accorded to the retiring officers for riieir efficient
services in administering the affairs of the Jurisdiction during
the last year.
No further business offering, the Grand Lodge adjourned
sine die. lH  §111111    i  lH
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Page.
Aged Odd Fellows' Fund  2128
Amalgamation—Victoria and Peerless Lodges 2121
Appeal J. R. Coombesand Pacific Lodge No. 26 2122, 2178
Appointed Officers, Grand Lodge, Payment of   2167, 2195
Ayes and Nays 2194
Balance Sheet 2129
Benefits, Payment of  2189
By-Laws, Grand Lodge, Amendments to.. 2167, 2195
Carson Lodge, No. 37 \ 2121
Committees, Appointment of 2104, 2108, 2109, 2170, 2204
f. Members of Defunct Lodges  2188
Constitution, Grand Lodge, Amendments to 2122, 2173, 2193
Degrees, Grand Lodge 2207, 2170, 2189, 2202, 2210
Election Grand Lodge Officers  2174
Fines for not forwarding Reports and Per Capita Tax 2130
Gamblers §|  2146
Grand Lodge, Expenses of 2189
Offices, Installation of 2211
Place of Meeting of 2184
Grand Master, Decisions of 2115
" Dispensations and Permissions Granted by	
 \ 2113, 2118,2166
Installations by 2118
" Proclamations of 2119
Visits of 2111, 2166
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Hotel Proprietors  2117
Incorporation of Lodges 2167, 2189
Installation of Grand Lodge Officers 2204, 2211
Institution of Lodges 2110, 2121
Key to Secret Work  2112, 2163
Members, Non-beneficial  2116, 2137
Mount Fernie Lodge, Donation to  2178, 2202
Nursing Sick Brothers \  2147, 2151
Odd Fellows' Home 2128, 2130, 2168
Relief Association of Canada 2174, 2179, 2183
Officers of Subordinate Lodge 2156
Perseverance Lodge, No. 29, Resuscitation of  2121
Portraits of Past Grand Masters 2202
Proclamations 2119, 2120
Reports, Committee on Appeals 2178
I | |   Credentials :     404
I    Distribution..  2165,2167
I I "   Expenses of Grand Lodge 2189
| |   Finance 2171,2207,2208
I | I    Judiciary j 2177,2189,2201
« j | I   Laws of Subordinates 2171, 2187
| |   Members of Defunct Lodges 2188, 2196
I 1 I   Mileage and Per Diem 2205
|   Odd Fellows' Home.... 2178, 2184, 2189, 2211
I I |   Petitions  2169
|   Printing 2202
I 1   Redisricting Jurisdiction....2170, 2183, 2187
| I   State of the Order. 2195
' j       District Deputy Grand Masters ....    2166, 2190
Grand Master 2110, 2165
I "     Representatives 2133 INDEX—Continued.
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Reports, Grand Secretary 2121, 2167
I     Treasurer 2132
Local Boards, Odd Fellows' Relief Assn of Canada 2179
Representatives to Grand Lodge 2117, 2195, 2201
Saloon Keepers 2143
Statistics re Dues and Benefits, Report on 2197, 2203
Vote of thanks 2205, 2210  ■ PAST GRAND MASTERS
OF THE
GRAND LODGE OF B. G, I. O. O. F.
*J. S. Drummond	
=JOHN WEH,ER	
fj. P. Davies	
+ R. Roberts	
+w- J« Jeffree	
-§Charises Gowen	
J. Wrigi.esworth p
B. W. Shii.es	
Henry Waiter	
+ Alexander Philips ..
W. D.   McKii,i,ican".	
Wm. McCoi,i.	
Fred'k Carne	
[|Joshua Davies ...:	
Joshua Davies, re-elected
J. H. Meu>ram	
E. Quenneli*	
J. E. Philips	
J. E. Philips ...:	
James Crossan	
T. C. Gray	
W. E. Holmes 	
H. B. Gii,mour,	
W. H. Morton	
A. Henderson	
D. Wewh	
W. E. Johnstone	
W. Hogg	
1874.......Victoria Lodge, No. 1. t
1875 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1876   Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
1877 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1878 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
1879..... .Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1880 1 Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
1881 New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
1882 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
1883 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1884 Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
1885 ...   .New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
1886  Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1887 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
t888 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1889 Columbia Lodge, No. 2
1890 Black-Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
1891 Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
1892 New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
1893 Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
1894 Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
1895 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1896   Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
1897 Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
1898 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
1899 Royal City Lodge, No. 3.
1900 Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
1901 Western Star, No. 10.
*Died 6th February, 1884.
{Died 18th March, 1885.
+ Died 24th December, 1897.
- Died 6th September, 1899.
fDied 20th September, 1879.
$Died 8th December, 1892.
IJCeased membership.
•vDied 22nd November, 1900. ADDRESSES OF THE OFFICERS
OF THE
Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I.O.O.F.
A. Graham, Grand Master I. .Vancouver St., Victoria.
E. C. Arthur, M.I)., Deputy Grand Master. .Nelson.
T. F. Neelands, Grand Warden   .Vancouver.
Fred Davey, Grand Secretary Burnside Road, Victoria.
D. E. Mackenzie, Grand Treasurer New Westminster
W. H. Morton, P.G.M., Grand Repre'ntative, Nanaimo.
G. R. Gordon, Grand Representative Vancouver.
H. Siddall, Grand Chaplain Victoria.
C. A. Warren, Grand Marshal Golden.
W. Law, Grand Conductor , Vancouver.
W. H. Thorpe, Grand Guardian Nanaimo.
E. L. Webber, Grand Herald New Westminster.
The next Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of British
Columbia will be held at Vancouver commencing Wednesday, the
10th day of June, 1903.
SUPPLIES.
The following rates will be charged for Supplies, all orders for
which must be signed by the Secretary, bear the Seal of the Lodge,
and be accompanied by the necessary amount to pay the same:
Subordinate Lodge Rituals $300
Ritual for Rebekah Lodges only  3 00
Visiting and Withdrawal Cards and Dismissal Certificates ..  ,. 25
Visiting and Withdrawal Cards for Rebekah Lodges  25
Book of Forms  1 35
Book of Odes with music m.... 1 00
White's Digest Edition 1895   .. ^p 3 50
Lodge Odes (Subordinate and Rebekah) I 5
Odes with music Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges  15
Anniversary Odes..  5
Funeral Hymns, with responses f§ ..' 5
Funeral Ceremony  30
Anniversary Ceremony  30
Memorial and Decoration Ceremony  25
Burial Ceremony, Daughters of Rebekah..  20
Certificate of Membership, on plate paper  75
Rebekah Certificates, on plate paper  30
Officer's Roll Book.  1 25
Question Book  1 50
Order on Treasurer's Book, 250 orders  t 50
Initiation Petitions, (per 100) jj  1 50
Subordinate Lodge Degree Chart (each)  3 00
Bound Proceedings, Grand Lodge of B. C, 1874 to 18S5  2 00
Subordinate Lodge Floor Work  50
Rebekah Floor Work  50
Black Book i  200
Code for government of Rebekah Lodges  10
Official Certificates and Receipts for Dues, in books of 100.... 1 00

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