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PROCEEDINGS
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VICTORIA, B.C.:
JAS. A. COHEN, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER.
1886.  PROOBEDiisras
OF   THE
GRAND LODGE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,
I.   O.   CX  IF.
TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION.
Odd Fellows Hall, Nanaimo,
* Wednesday, 10th February, 1886.
The Grand Lodge assembled on the above date at 2
o'clock, p, M.
Present:—
W. McColl Grand Master.
F. Carne Deputy Grand Master.
E. Quennell Grand Warden.
J. H. Meldram       "     Treasurer.
G. Williams      "     Chaplain.
The Grand Master made the following appointments :—
Eep. W. H. Morton, of No. 5, as Grand Secretary pro tern.
"   J. Phillips, of No. 5, as Grand Guardian pro tern.
"   B. Scott, of No. 6, as Grand Marshal, and
"   B. W. Shiles, P. G. M. of No. 3, as Grand Herald.
The acting Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The Grand Marshal examined those present in the
Grand Lodge Degree and reported all duly qualified, whereupon the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Grand Master appointed Rep. Scott, of No. 6, Rep« 442
Bate, of No. 5, and Hep. J. E. Phillips, of No. 3, as a Com
mittee on Credentials.
Report read from Committee on Credentials :—
Nanaimo, 10th February, 1886.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Your Committee on Credentials, beg to report that they have ex.
aminedthe certificates and find the following accredited as Representatives to this Grand Lodge :—
FROM VICTORIA  LODGE  NO.   1.
F. Page
W. Steele
JD. Dale
F. Carne
A. Phillips
J. Jackson
J. Dixon
M. Hart
W. H. Huxtable
G. Williams
J. Weiler
F. Davey
C. Gowen.
T. J. Partridge
B. Roberts
J. G. Tavlor
FROM   COLUMBIA   LODGE,  NO.  2.
J. H. Meldram
G. H. Maynard
F. Norris
Jas. Pope
J. Fell
B. W. Fawcett
J. Sears
M. Huinber
W. J. Pendrav
M. Baker
B. Lipsett
J. Hawkins
J. Partridge
FROM NEW WESTMINSTER LODGE, NO.  6,
B. W. Shiles
J. E. PhiUips
H. Elliott
W. McColl
H. Hoy
E. S. ScouUar
L. F. Bonson
C. N. Trew
A. McCorvie
W. J. Armstrong
FROM DOMINION  LODGE,   NO. 4.
E. H. Fletcher
W.Walker
T. Bamford
J. D. Ford
J. Wriglesworth
P. A. Babbingrfcon
W. Balph
W. D. McKillican
J. E. Phillips
FROM  BLACK  DIAMOND  LODGE,. NO.   5,
W. H. Morton
G. Norris
M. Bate
J, Phillips
J. Crossan
J. Mahrer
A Galloway
.*
A. McGregor
W. Wilks
W. Bone
H. McAdie
J. Hemer 443
FROM  HARMONY  LODGE,  NO.  6,
Eobt. Scott
Alex. Clarkson
J. McNeill
Jos. Hoskins
Jas. Green
Geo. Williams
And that the certificates received show that   the following Past
Grands are entitled to seats in the Grand Lodge :—
FROM VICTORIA LODGE,  NO.   1.
C. Hegele
S. T. Styles
A Borne
E. C. Holden
J. M. Bead
T. B. Mitchell
J. Davies
G. W. .Anderson
Theo. Davie
C. Hayward
J. Gosnell
J. Doughty
J. York
E. Fawcett
J. D.Bobinson
W. Irvine
FROM  COLUMBIA  LODGE,  NO.  %
Hy. Waller
M. Young
W. Harrison
J. E. McMillan
FROM NEW
Geo. Turner
A. B. Gray
J. W. Carey
J. P. Goodhue
B. Hall, Jr.
W. F. Archibald
S. Adler
WESTMINSTER  LODGE, NO.   3.
J. E. Insley B. H. Baker
FROM  DOMINION LODGE, NO.  4.
H. Smith
C. Todd
A. J. Gray
J. Creeden
O. Warner
F. T. Sherborne
FROM   BLACK  DIAMOND  LODGE,  NO.  5,
J. Brunton
E. Quennell
Geo. Bamsay
S. D. Levi
J. Wilcox
Also that the following are entitled to the Grand Lodge Degree :—
F. Page and J. Dixon, of Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
J. Pope and J. Hawkins, of Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
B. H. Baker and A. McCorvie, of New Westminster Lodge, No 3
W. Balph and F. T. Sherborne, of Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
J. Crossan, A. McAdie, J. Mahrer, J. Hemer, A Galloway, A McGregor,
W. Wilks and W. Bone, of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5. 444
A. Clarkson, J. Hoskins and Jas. Green, of Harmony Lodge, No. 6.
Fraternally submitted,
ROBERT SCOTT,
M. BATE,
J. E. PHILLIPS,
Committee on Credentials-
Moved by Rep. Quennell, of No. 5, and seconded by
Rep. Meldram, of No. 2, " That the report bs received and
adopted."—Carried.
The Grand Marshal was directed to retire and introduce
the Past Grands in attendance, and the Grand Lodge Degree
was conferred on the following Past Grands of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5 :—
A. McGregor, H. McAdie, J. Crossan, W. Bone, and A*
Galloway.
Moved by D. G. M. Carne, and seconded by Rep. Scott,
of No. 6, " That this Grand Lodge do now adjourn to 7:30
this evening. "—Carried.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned.
EVENING   SESSION.
The Grand Lodge resumed its session at 7:30 P. M., and
was called to order by the Grand Master.
Present :—
W. McColl : Grand Master.
F. Carne Deputy Grand Master.
E. Quennell Grand Warden.
F. Davey      "    Secretary.
J. H. Meldram      "    Treasurer.
R. Scott      "    Marshal.
J. E. Phillips      "    Guardian.
B. W. Shiles, P. G. M      f    Herald.
G. Williams      "    Chaplain. 445
The Grand Marshal having examined all present reported all duly qualified.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present. The
Deputy Grand Master declared the Grand Lodge open for
business.
P. G., Hilton of the Grand Lodge of Illinois, being reported in waiting, the Grand Master appointed the Deputy
Grand Master, Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., of No. 3, and Rep.
Norris, of No. 5, to retire, examine, and introduce the Brother
if correct.
P. G. Hilton was introduced by the Examining Committee and welcomed to the Grand Lodge.
The Grand Marshal was directed to retire and introduce
the Past Grands in waiting, and the Grand Lodge Degree
was conferred on the following :—
J. Dixon, of No. 1.
J. Mahrer, and J. Hemer, of No. 5.
A. Clarkson, J. Green, and J. Hoskins, of No. 6.
The Grand Master appointed the following Representatives to fill vacancies on Committees :—
Finance.—E. Fletcher, No. 4, M. Bate, No. 5, R. Scott, No. 6, B. W.
Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3.
Laws of Subordinates.—A. Phillips, P. G. M., No. 1, and J. E.
PhiUips, No. 3.
State of the Order.—G. H. Maynard, No. 2.
Legislation.—W. Walker, No. 4, R Scott, No. 6, B. W. Shiles, P. G.
M.,No. 3.
The Grand Master then read his report of the past
year :— 446
Nanaimo, February 10th, 1886.
To the Grand Lodge ofthe Province of British Columbia:
Officers and Representatives,—I have great pleasure in again
greeting you, and presiding over this, our twelfth annual session, being
also the first held in this, the city of Black Diamonds.
And before proceeding further in our deUberations for the welfare
of our beloved Order, should not each heart present send up a prayer of
gratitude and thankfulness, to the supreme Grand Master above (the
fountain of all good) for the continued blessing of our lives, while in
this short year so many of our brothers have been taken to that bourn,
whence no traveler returns, we are stiU permitted to enjoy the pleasures
ol life, and to assist in the cultivation of that grand fraternal relation,
designed by the great author of oar existence.
The increase in our membership, I am proud to say, has not been
exceeded any year since the institution of this Grand Lodge, and I am
informed the material thus brought in to assist us in the great work of
friendship, love, and truth, has been the very best FinanciaUyf too, I
find all the lodges presenting good reports.
My official duties, for the past year, have been of the very simplest,
in fact, I have not had a single question brought to me officially during
the whole time of my term of office, and the reports 'of the various District Deputy Grand Masters, which are herewith annexed, show that peace
and harmony have reigned throughout this jurisdiction, thus making the
year 1885 not only one of the most prosperous, but also a year of peace
and good will.
PROCLAMATIONS.
I received a proclamation from the Grand Sire, dated February
2nd, 1885, enjoining aU grand and subordinate bodies to take steps for
the proper observance of the sixty.sixth anniversary of our Order, upon
the 2i?£h or 27th of April, the 26th falling upon Sunday. In accordance
with above, I granted dispensations to the various lodges, to celebrate
this occasion as they each might deem advisable.
I also received a proclamation from the same source, dated Novem
ber 10th, 1885, regarding the Patriarchal Circle, in which the foUowing
resolution occurs : " That any Odd FeUow, who shall after January 1st,
1886, retain -his membership in the Patriarchal Circle, or its successors,
by whatever name it may be known, or in any secret organization, not
authorized by this Grand Body, that has, or may hereafter require as a
qualification of membership, a past, present, or future standing in this
Order, shall be guUty of conduct unbecoming an Odd Fellow, and on conviction thereof, shall be expelled from the Subordinate Lodge."   Not 447
being afflicted with the heresy I have not taken any action upon this
matter; I append the document herewith for your consideration, marked
IB." I find this institution numbers about 4000 members, located prin-
cipaUy in the States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. The above
course of the Sovereign Grand Lodge should surely stamp out this
Illegal branch of our Order.
CIRCTJIjARS.
I received a circular from the Sovereign Grand Lodge, herewith
marked " C," in regard to the condemnation by • the city of Baltimore, of
the Sov. Grand Lodge property, and caUing upon the Order at large to
offer inducements for the permanent location of this Body and its offices.
I think the time of this Grand Lodge need not be further taken up with
this subject, except perhaps to acknowledge the receipt of communication.
I have also received a circular, marked " D," from the Grand Lodge
of Indiana, soliciting contributions to erect a memorial to Brother
Schuyler Colfax, P. G. R., the father of the degree of Rebekah, who died
January 13th, 1885. I would suggest that a copy of the same be sent to
each of our subordinates, to do as they think best in the matter.
dispensations.
In addition to the dispensation authorizing lodges to celebrate the
66th anniversary, on the 25th or 27th of April, upon application, I granted a separate dispensation to Yictoria lodges, to celebrate the above oc*
casion on the 28th April. On November 26th, 1885, granted a dispensation
to New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, to allow them to hold a ball under
their auspices, and to wear regalia at the same, which took place on December 4th, 1885.
INSTALLATIONS.
On the 2nd July, 1885, installed the officers elect of Harmony Lodge,
No. 6, and Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
On the 9th July, 1885, installed the officers elect of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
On the 7th January, 1886, installed the officers elect of New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
APPOINTMENTS.
On August 14th, 1885,1 appointed Brother H. WaUer, P. G. M., on
Committee on Laws of Subordinates, in place of Brother R. Roberts, P.
G. M., who declined to serve.
Our Endowment AuxUiary Association, established in 188*4, has not
progressed as rapidly as we hai been led to expect; the Grand Secretary 448
will give you all particulars on this subject; I hope also to hear from the
Committee, formed at our last session, to assist the Executive Officers in
p romoting the interests of this scheme.
In accordance with your wishes expressed at last session, that it
would be advisable for Grand Masters in future to include in their reports any important matter which may transpire .in the Sovereign Grand
Lodge* I notice the following :—
The Sovereign Grand Lodge met at Baltimore on the 21st September, 1885. The condition of the Order in the various jurisdictions,
as appearing from the reports of the different Grand Bodies, is in the
main prosperous, and while there is a decrease of initiations in Lodges
and Encampments of 4142, as compared with tbe previous year, there is
an increase of 10,359 Lodge members, and 3405 Encampment members,
an increase of 142 Lodges, 28 Encampments, 66 Bebekah Degree Lodges,
and one Grand Encampment. The total relief paid, $2,111,926,86,
exceeds the amount of the previous year, $96,094,34. Yet with this prosperous exhibit the revenue of Lodges and Encampments has decreased
$75,733,58. The Grand Secretary says, " that it seems difficult to account
for it, as there has been an addition of 10,359 to the membership, and
the result cannot be attributed to the difference in the number of
initiations.''
I would call your attention to the new form of appUcation for
membership upon page 10188 of the Proceedings, the object sought is,
that it shall have the force of a contract, by which aU disputes between
members and their lodges shall be settled within the Order, according to
the laws of Odd FeUowship.
1 have noticed considerable discussion on this matter, in the press
devoted to the interests of the Order, in regard to the legaUty of this
document, on this point I think it should be safe, for I notice that it
was prepared by a judge, and finally accepted by the Sovereign Grand
Lodge, a body in which the lawyers amount to more than one-quarter of
the entire membership. The chief objection I see to it is that it wiU
involve the lodges in some expense in procuring new forms of application.
Australasia and Germanv have been aUowed to work in the Initiatory
degree.
The Eidgely monument, the corner stone of which was laid April
27th, 1885, in Harlem Park, Baltimore, was unveUed September 22nd
1885, with grand and imposing ceremony.
The motions to make the sessions of the Sovereign Grand Lodge,
bi-annual and to initiate members at 18 years of age, were as usual not
adopted and are again brought forward for legislation this year, the opposi- 449
tion to each of these questions is year, by year, becoming less, and I
think it is but a matter of a short time before both will be adopted.
The remission of our Bepresentative Tax, for 1884 and 1885, was
.granted, also the amendment to our constitution approved, and I would
suggest that the Grand Secretary again apply for the remission of the
Tax for 1886.
I notice that British Columbia was the only jurisdiction in North
America not represented at last session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
I would respectfully draw your attention to the fact that it is not
lawful to omit the regular lodge meeting on account of such meeting
faUingupon a public hoUday. P. G. Sire Stokes brought in a motion to
allow such omission, but it was not adopted.
It cannot be out of place for me to refer to the visit last
August ofthe Grand Patriarch of Oregon, under which jurisdiction the
Patriarchs of this province work, the kind and affable manner of this
gentleman won us all, and I beUeve not only improved our Encampments,
but assisted our subordinates in a great measure. I notice with pleasure
the institution last year of two new Encampments, one located in this
city, and the other at Wellington, and secon 1, the wish of Brother Jas.
PhiUips, D. D. G. M., of No. 3, that one other may soon be organized, thus
entitling this Province to a Grand Encampment and bringing us within
representation to the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
We have had to mourn the death of eleven of our brothers since our
last meeting, two being Past Grands, first among these was Brother W.
J. Jeffree, P.G.M,, whose death occurred on March 18th, 1885, after a short
illness, this worthy brother has been sent nearly every year to represent,
his Lodge in this Grand Body, and has done much by his wise counsel to
bring the Order in this Province to its present high standard. I trust
that you wiU insert a memorial page in the proceedings of this Grand
Lodge, with a fitting tribute to the name of Jeffree. The
other member of this Grand Body who has answered to the
call of the Great High Priest, and who has been equaUy useful in his
respective sphere, although his name has not been so prominent before
us as the above, was Thos. L. Scott, P. G., of New Westminster Lodge,
No. 3.
I am sorry to say that the pleasant duty which my worthy predecessor had hoped would fall upon me to perform, namely the institution of
a Lodge of our Order at Kamloops has not been gratified, having heard
nothing from that locality on the matter, and I am greatly disappointed
at not being able to announce to you now of new lodges at^ Chilliwack
and GranviUe, in both of which places I had at one time great hopes of 450
having the honor to start our beloved Order, however I trust that my
loss wiU be my successor's gain, lodges in the districts named, I am
confident, would prove prosperous.
I cannot close my report without offering a few remarks on my visit
to Black Diamond and Harmony Lodges, as stated above, I instaUed the
officers of these lodges last July. I had the pleasure of witnessing an
initiation by Harmony Lodge, and I must compliment the officers and
members on the proficient and able manner in which the same was
performed; no fears need be entertained of this lodge (the youngest of
our family), while under the watchful eye of our worthy Brother Bobert
Scott, P. G., and I take this opportunity of thanking this Brother for his
great kindness to me on the occasion of my visit. I had not the same
opportunity of judging Black Diamond Lodge, being very late on my
arrival to instaU, but by referring to the reports, found this lodge to be
very prosperous. I was assisted at these instaUations by Brother James
PhUlips, D. D. G. M., of District No. 3, and I thank this officer for his
valuable assistance.
Another officer of this Grand Lodge I have especial reason to thank
namely our efficient Grand Secretary, whose uniform courtesy I have
drawn so largely upon during the year, his duties have been considerable
this past year,   and have been performed with his usual ability and
with credit to the Order.
And now, Brethren, on the near approach of my surrendering this
important office, aUow me to thank you aU for the great honor you have
conferred upon me, and as I shall soon be placed upon the list of Past
Grand Masters, I can only promise that I shaU not consider my duty as
being past, nor my work done, but will always strive to forward the
interests of our grand Order.
Yours in Friendship, Love and Truth,
Wm. McCOLL,
Grand Master.
Victoria, B. C, January 28th, 1886.
Bro. W. McCoU,
Grand Master, Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Dear Sir and Brother,—In transmitting herewith my report for
the preceding year, I beg to state that no question affecting the interpretation ofthe laws g07erning the Order have been submitted for my
decision. 451
The prerogative of my office has been asked for in the foUowing
instances only:
I granted a dispensation to Dominion Lodge, No. 4, authorizing
it to confer the three degrees of the Order on Brother Merrifield in
less time than required by law.
I granted a dispensation to the same lodge to provide for the election
of Brother E. Cameron to the office of V. G.
I granted similar dispensations to Columbia Lodge, No. 2, to provide
for the election of Brothers W. H. Mixer and W. Croft, to the office of
V. G. respectively.
The Subordinate Lodges in this District are in a satisfactory
condition, and are working in harmony.
Yours fraternaUy,
E. H. FLETCHEB,
D. D. G. M., District No. 1.
New Westminster, February 3rd, 1886.
To the Grand Master
of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, L O. O. F.
Dear Sir and Brother,—In accordance with law I report the
interests of Odd Fellowship progressing favorably in this district. In no
matter has my decision been called upon during the year. I assisted the
Grand Master at the installation of officers of New Westminster Lodge,
No. 3, on the 9th July, 1885, and again on the 7th January, 1886.
Yours fraternaUy,
HENBY HOY,
D. D. G, M., District No. 2.
Nanaimo, B. C, February 3rd, 1886.
To the Grand Master
of the Grand Lodge of the I. O, O. F., of British Columbia
Dear Sir' and | Brother,—I beg respectfuUy to submit for your
consideration and approval the foUowing report of my actions as D. D. G.
M. for District No. 3, for the year now ending:
The officers of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, for the July term, were
duly installed by yourself on July 2nd, 1885, and the officers of the same
lodge, for the January term, were installed by me on January 6th, 1886. 452
During the year only one question has been submitted to me for my
decision, viz. : From Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, as to whether
Brother Past Grand J. W. Brunton, was entitled to sick benefits, as he
had been out of standing for three days when he paid up his dues and
was reported sick to the lodge. On inquiry I found that Brother Brunton
was sick and under medical treatment before the 13 weeks' limit had
expired, and I gave as my decision that Brother Brunton, under the
provisions of the Revised Constitution, was fully entitled to his sick
benefits.
It is with feelings of great pleasure that I report the institution,
under favorable circumstances, of Nanaimo Encampment, No. 4, at
Nanaimo, B. CL, by Deputy Grand Sire, Brother John Weiler, on November 18th, 1885, and I express the hope that steps may be taken to
organize another Encampment, at least, in the province, so that a Grand
Encampment might be instituted for British Columbia.
It is also my pleasing duty to report that Black Diamond Lodge,
No. 5,—the only lodge in my district—stiU continues to advance both
financially and numericaUy.
RespectfuUy submitted in F. L. & T.,
JAMES PHILLIPS,
District Deputy G. M.,
District No. 3.
Wellington, B. C, January 13th, 1886.
To the Grand Master
of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Dear Sir and Brother,—Herewith I beg respectfuUy to submit a
report of my actions as D. D. G. M. for District No. 4.
There has been remarkably little for me to do during the past
year. On July 2nd, 1885, I assisted the Grand Master to instaU the
officers of Harmony Lodge, No. 6, and on January llth, 1886,1 instaUed
the officers of this Lodge. It is a matter of congratulation that
Harmony Lodge has materiaUy increased its membership dining
the past year, and at the same time is in a good sound financial position.
The lodge is working harmoniously, and it is expected that the membership wiU continue to increase. No questions or appeals have been
submitted to me during the year.
AU of which is respectfuUy submitted in F. L. and T.,
BOBERT SCOTT,
D. D. G. M., District No. 4. 53
(B.)
PBOCLAMATION OF THE GBAND SIRE.
SOVEREIGN GRAND LODGE OF THE I. O. O. F.
To Wm. McCoU,
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia,
New Westminster, B. C.
Dear Sir and Brother,—Your immediate and careful attention is
hereby caUed to the foUowing important action at the session of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., held at Baltimore, Md., September,
1885, viz.:
Resolved, That the acts of the Grand Sire, as set forth in so much of
his report as refers to the Patriarchal Circle, are hereby approved.
Resolved, That any Odd Fellow who shaU, after January 1st, 1886,
retain his membership in the Patriarchal Circle, or its successors, by
whatever name it may be known, or in any secret organization not author-
ed by this Grand Body, that has heretofore or may hereafter require as a
qualification of membership a past, present, or future standing in this
Order, shaU be guilty of conduct unbecoming an Odd Fellow, and on
conviction thereof, shall be expeUed from the Subordinate Lodge,
Resolved, That the Grand Sire, when the Sovereign Grand Lodge is
not in session, is hereby clothed with all the power, authority and rights'
that this Grand Body possesses to prevent the members of this Order
remaining or becoming members' of the Patriarchal Circle.
Resolved, That for the purpose of enforcing aU laws in relation to
the Patriarchal Circle, the Grand Sire is authorized and empowered to
deal directly with the State Jurisdictions and the Grand Officers thereof,
and upon a failure of the Grand Subordinate Jurisdictions, or their
officers, to obey the mandates of this Sovereign Grand Body upon this
subject, the Grand Sire shaU suspend the Charter of such offending
urisdictions.
Resolved, That hereafter every Grand Bepresentative, before entering upon the discharge of his duties in the Sovereign Grand Lodge, shall
subscribe and file with the Grand Secretary the following affirmation :
I, upon my honor as an Odd Fellow, declare that I am not now, and
was not at the time of my election as Grand Representative to the
Sovereign Grand Lodge, a member of the Patriarchal Circle by whatever
name known, or of any secret organization, not authorized by this Order,
that has ever had as a basis of qualification membership in this Order of
Odd FeUows. (Journal 10,131.) 454
And now in pursuance of and by virtue of the duty imposed, and the
authority conferred upon me by the aforegoing resolutions, I, HENRY
F. GAREY, Grand Sire, do hereby give you fuU notice thereof and
request that you give the same notice to aU the Subordinate Lodges in
your jurisdiction, and that you wiU see that the above resolutions are
put in force and fuUy compUed with, in every particular so far as your
power extends, and report your action to me in the premises, through
the Grand Secretary of the Sovereign Grand Lodge. I hereby also give
notice that I wiU proceed on my part to execute the law as required by
said resolutions, whenever the facts shall justify me in so doing.
Given under my hand and the seal of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
at the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland, this, the 10th day of
November, 1885, and of our Order the sixty-seventh year.
Attest : HENRY F. GAREY, Grand Sire.
THEO. A ROSS, Grand Secretary.
1 V
(D.)
COLFAX MEMORIAL.
Indianapolis, Ind., June 13th, 1885.
Grand Master,—The Grand Lodge of Indiana, at the request of
the Convention of Rebekah Degree Lodges, has appointed the undersigned a Committee to solicit contributions to erect a memorial to
Schuyler Colfax, P. G. R, and we respectfuUy ask permission to soUcit
the Rebekah and Subordinate Lodges of your jurisdiction to aid us in
the work with their contributions.
Fraternally,
JNO. W. MoQUIDDY,
WILL CUMBACK,
THEO. P. HAUGHEY,
T. G. BEHARRELL,
J. B. KIMBALL,
Committee.
Grand Lodge of Indiana:
The above request is approved with the hope that a favorable
answer wUl be returned.
J. F. WILDMAN, Grand Master.
B. F. FOSTER, Grand Secretary. 455v
Moved by Rep. Carne, of No. 1, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, of No. 4, "That the report be received and referred
to a Committee to distribute the same to the various Com-
m ttees."—Carried.
The Grand Master appointed the following Committee
on Distribution :—Rep, Scott, No. 6, Rep. Phillips, P. G. M.,
of No. 1, and Rep. Norris, No. 5.
Report of Grand Secretary read :—
Office of Grand Secretary,
Victoria, British Columbia,
9th, February, 1886.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers,—I beg most respectfuUy to present the
foUowing report of the transactions of this office for the past year, and
of the present condition of the Order in this jurisdiction.
In compliance with the resolution of last session, copies of the vote
of thanks for the use of the HaU, were forwarded to each of the lodges
in this city.
No time was lost in printing the Proceedings of the last session of
this Grand Body, which was done at a very low price, and they were
distributed in the usual manner to our own Lodges, and members, copies
being at the same time despatched to aU the sister jurisdictions.
Acting under directions from Brother Carne, D. G. M., the officers
and members of the Grand Lodge were called together, by advertisements, to attend the funeral of our late Brother W. J. Jeffree, P. G. M.,
which took place at Victoria, on the 20th March last; this proceeding
was su! sequently approved by the Grand Master.
The amendments to the Grand Lodge Constitution effected last
session were transmitted to the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and received its
approval, vide p. p. 10140 and 10185 of the Proceedings, 1885.
A petition for the remission of the Representative Tax, charged
against this Grand Lodge for the years 1884 and 1885, was prepared and
sent as directed. It appears by reference to the Proceedings of tK6
Sovereign Grand Lodge, p. p. 10086 and 10172, that the request was
granted.
Nine volumes of the Proceedings of this Grand Body, from 1874 to
1885 inclusive, have been bound at a cost of $11.25, and are now ready
for sale. 456
Amendments have been received to the By-Laws of Victoria, Black
Diamond and Harmony Lodges and handed to the Committee on Laws
of Subordinates, whose reports thereon wiU be submitted to this Grand
Lodge. The amendments to the by-laws of the two last named Lodges
bring them into accord with the Constitution for Subordinate Lodges,
in compliance with the directions contained in a resolution of last session.
One hundred copies of the by-laws of Harmony Lodge, No. 6, have been
printed at a cost of $33.34 (the lowest tender obtained for this work),,
and have been forwarded to that Lodge.
Enquiries have been addressed to me by a Brother residing at
Granville, Burrard Inlet, on behalf of several members, as to the steps
necessary to be taken to open a Lodge at that place. I have furnished
the desired information and have been told that a petition for a charter
for this purpose would in all probability be presented at this Session,
but it has not yet come to hand.
A new edition of Grand Lodge Books have been printed by the
Sovereign Grand Lodge to conform to the alterations made in the work
of the Lodges, and as our copies are very incorrect and antiquated, I
would submit that new ones be procured, both of the Grand Lodge
Charge Book and Subordinate Lodge Institution and Installation Book.
I beg to point out that a contradiction occurs in the Constitution of
Subordinate Lodges, which should be rectiftel at once. Sec. 10 of
Art VI reads " That the N. G. or officer acting as such shaU appoint
the majority and the V. G. or officer acting as such, the minority, of all
Committees on Candidates and Charges" Rule 3, Sec. I, Code of Procedure, Art VII, provides elaborately for the election by baUot ofthe Committee of Trial when charges are preferred.
I think the simplest way to remedy this error is to strike out the
words and charges from Sec. 10 of Art VI.
Brother Huxtable, Grand Herald, his preformed certain services
during the year in laying fires and cleaning the Grand Secretary's office
and I recommend that some remuneration be granted him for the same.
The Finances of the Grand Lodge are in a very satisfactory condition; the balance in the hands of the Grand Treasurer being sufficient to
meet the expenses of this communication and the cost of printing the
proceedings. I would submit that it is unadvisable that the balance at
the end of the year should be reduced, it has on former occasions been
so low as to be unable to pay for the printing of the Proceedings. The
printer has had therefore to wait until July when the semi-annual Tax
s received from the Subordinate L odges. This is sometimes inconvenient. 457
and the work being done by lowest tenderer, it should in my opinion be
paid for as soon as performed.
ENDOWMENT  ASSOCIATION.
The Endowment Association now consists of 100 members being 15
more than at last report. One death has occurred during the year, that
of Brother Aaron Wood, of Harmony Lodge, No. 6, WeUington, on the
15 October last, and $164.80, the amount realized by Assessment No. 2, has
been paid to the nominee of the deceased.
This showing is not as good as it might have been, if more interest
was taken in this Fund by the members, and it can undoubtedly be improved if a few earnest Brothers would take the matter in hand and work
it up, nothing succeeds in these associations like personal solicitation of
members.
1 would recommend that the Committee appointed last year be
continued.
During the year there has been an increase in the membership of
each lodge, showing in the aggregate an addition of 68 to our ranks.
The total amount spent for relief gives an average of $9.40 per niem-
ber on our present membership.
The Sick Benefits paid during the year average six days to each
member.
Since the establishment of this Grand Lodge there has been disbursed $49,140 for relief, a fact which needs no comment
The return of the gross assets of the Lodges shows an average of
$91 per member.
The amount paid last year for current expenses of the Lodges is
about 23 per cent of the gross receipts.
The foUowing is an abstract of statistics prepared for the Sovereign
Grand Lodge:—
Number of Lodges	
"       of Members in good standing.. \.
Initiated during the year ,
4fc       Admitted by C$rd	
" "as Ancient OddfeUows
44       Re-instated to membership......
|       Withdrawn	
44       Deceased	
44       ExpeUed	
In
De
crease.
crease.
6
—
- —
614
68
—
8-3
16
—
7
-r-
9
I
*-.'•   '—-
	
4
3
	
2
—
3
11
—
3
2
2
	 458
Number Ceased Membership by non-payment of dues  16
1      Rejected  2
44       of Past Grands  108
of Brothers relieved  101
of Widowed Families relieved  5
of Weeks for which Sick Benefits
were paid  526
Amount paid for relief of Brothers  $4,758
"        I            44     of widowed famUies 204.00
"        "     "   burying the dead  740.00
Total amount expended for relief  5,772.50
"        of current expenses  3,250.38
"         I        of annual receipts  13,972.32
I        I        of assets  55,905.11
FINANCIAL  STATEMENT.
In
De
crease.
crease.
-
2
—
2
10
—
15
—
	
4
69
—
$134.50
—
—
3126.00
—
120.00
—
50.00
—
910.62
2,580.89
—
5,415.78
Amount cf Cash Received during the Year,
For Supplies,
Victoria Lodge, No. 1  $4 00
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3  12 50
Dominion Lodge, No. 4 ,  100
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5  10 50
Harmony Lodge, No. 6  7 75
Sundry Persons  9 75
For Tax Term ending 30th June, 1885,
Victoria Lodge, No. 1  82 * >
Columbia Lodge, No. 2  58 5')
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3  38 5)
Dominion Lodge, No. 4  29 50
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5  49 Q0
Harmony Lodge, No. 6  37 00
For Tax Term ending 31st Decbmb.er, 1885.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1  86 00
Columbia Lodge, No. 2  62 50
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3  3550
Dominion Lodge, No. 4.  .^  32 00
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.     51 00
Harmony Lodge, No. 6  40 00
$45 50
295 00
307 00
Total amount received and paid over to Grand Treasurer      $647 50 459
Orders Drawn on the Grand Treasurer during the year
1885.
Feb. 12-
it U
U ii
ii ii
ii a
it Ii
a a
a a
a a
April 9,
Aug. 20,
Nov. 26,
1886.
Jan. 12,
ii
ii
•No. 1, W. McColl, mileage  $15 00
2, E. Quennell,    "        15 00
3, E. S. ScouUar, "        15 00
4, X E. PhiUips,  "       15 00
5, Jas. PhiUips,    "        15 00
6, J. Wilcox,        "      '.  15 00
7, R Scott,           "        15 00
8, Geo. WiUiams, "      15 00
9, W. H. Huxtable, Janitor  15 00
10, Cohen & Salmon, printing Proceedings and Let
ter Heads  63 90
11, Daily Colonist, advertising funeral of late Bro.
Jeffree, P. G. M.,  2 00
12, Daily Standard, advertising funeral of late Bro.
Jeffree, P. G. M.,  2 00
13, Grand Secretary Sundries  7 35
14, J. A Cohen, printing 100 copies of By-Laws,
Harmony Lodge, No. 6   3335
15, M. MUler, binding nine volumes Grand Lodge
Proceedings  11 25
16, Hibben & Co, Stationery  6 37
17, Odd Fellows Union, rent of Grand Secretary's
Office  60 00
18, Grand Secretary Salary 12 months  150 00
19, I          44         Postage  2 00
$473 22
SUMMARY.
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer last report     $164 67
Total amount of Cash received       647 50
$812 17
Less Orders drawn      473 22
Leaving a Balance in the hands of Grand. Treasurer of     $338 95 460
STOCK  ACCOUNT.
Stock on hand at last report	
Pur chased during the year:
2 Subordinate Lodge Bituals @ 82.83.... $5 66
9 Bound Proceedings of Grand Lodge
1874-85  11 25
Sold dubing the teab:
63 Visiting Cards @ 25c	
16 Withdrawal Cards @ 25	
1 White's Digest	
1 Book Forms @ $1.25,1 Book Forms @
$1.00	
2 Subordinate Lodge Bituals @ $3.00....
1 Order Book on Treasurer	
6 Diplomas @ $1.00.	
1 Vol. bound Proceedings Grand Lodge
1874-1885 @ $1.50	
30 Orders A. T. P. W. @ 5c	
loss dubing the yeab :	
Stock still on Hand:
64 Book of Forms @ 85c	
3 Books of Odes with Music @ 65c	
175 Initiation Petitions	
Orders for P. W	
3 Bebekah Degree Books @ $2.60	
40 Lodge Odes @ 7c	
44 Diplomas @ 65c	
2 Officer's BoU Books @ $2.50	
3 Withdrawal Cards @ 22c	
25 Visiting Cards @ 22c	
11 Dismissal Cards @ 22c	
8 Vols, bound Proceedings Grand Lodge
@ $1.25	
15 75
4 00
3 50
2 25
6 00
6 50
6 00
54 40
28 60
5 00
66
5 50
2 42
10 00
Being Balance Dr. to said account per Balance Sheet.
Dr.
$156 69
Cr.
16 91
$47 00
2 22
8173 60
$124 38
$173 60 461
BJLii^.nr>roE! sie-ieiet.
GRAND LODGE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, I. O- O- F.
10th February, 1886.
Folio.
ACCOUNT.
Dr.
Cr.
2
1
Sovereign Grand Lodge:	
$3 71
f§124 38
338 9E
1 00
12
27
38
42
Stock Account	
Grand Treasurer	
Dominion Lodge, No. 4,1. 0. 0. F	
Profit and Loss	
$692 29
43
Furniture and Regalia account	
224 25
$692 29
$692 29
AUXILIARY ENDOWMENT BENEFIT ASSOCIATION
ENDOWMENT   FUND-
BECED?TS.
Balance in Grand Treasurer's hands per last report..   $145 00
Beceived for Assessments        41 10
DISBHBSEMENTS.
$186 10
1886.
January 23, Order No. 7, in favor of Isabella Wood, amount of
Endowment on death of Bro. A Wood        164 80
Balance       $21 30
* 462
MANAGEMENT   FUND.
RECEIPTS.
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer per last report.
Received for Entrance Fees	
44        44  Dues	
Interest on Deposits in Savings Bank	
DISBURSEMENTS.
1885.
Feb. 12, Order No. 1, Grand Secretary Salary	
May 17,     "     No. 2, Cohen & Salmon printing receipt forms	
44     No. 3, Grand Secretary Postage	
$142 35
16 00
129 67
4 66
;292 68
Aug. 20,
1886.
Jan. 12,
tt
No. 4, M. Miller printing Notices
dues	
No. 5, Grand Secretary Salary twelve
months	
No. 6, Grand Secretary Postage	
No. 8, M. MiUer printing Notices Assessment No. 3	
$50 00
2 00
2 00
2 00
50 00
2 00
2 00
110 00
Balance
$182 68
SUMMARY.
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer, Endowment Fund
<i
Management Fund....
$21 30
182 68
$203 98
REPRESENTATION   TO   THIS   GRAND   LODGE,
Victoria Lodge, No. 1,  is entitled to 16 R presehtafcives.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2,  44 il
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3, 44 10
Dominion Lodge, No. 4,  " 9
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.. w 13
Harmony Lodge, No. 6  ** 10
ti
n
70 463
Abstracts of the Semi-Annual Reports of the j Subordinate Lodges
are attached hereto for publication with the Proceedings of this Grand
Lodge.
A review of the past year furnishes grounds for thankfulness and
encouragement. We have had a substantial increase in membership, and
peace and harmony has pervaded our councils, as evidenced by the
absence of any appeals to this Grand Body, this is especially a matter
for congratulation, as it is to be presumed that the Brothers have boen
able to meet with pleasure, and devote their undivided attention to the
beneficient objects of our Order, and nothing is so detrimental to the
prosperity of any institution as internal strife and discord. The prospects of the future are hopeful and cheering, with the anticipated influx
of population consequent on our raUway connection with the East, i«
would be strange if we did not secure a proportionate accession to our
numbers. Very much, however, depends on our members, they should
not be content to selfishly enjoy the benefits of our Order, but should
recommend and urge their friends to join us and participate in these
privUeges. I feel assured that the wider a knowledge of our objects and
principles are disseminated, and the better they are understood and
practised, the greater wiU be the measure of our success,- and the more
potent wiU our Order become as an agent for good.
All of which is fraternally submitted in F. L. and T.,
FREDERICK DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
Moved by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, and seconded by
Rep. Morton, No. 5, " That the report be received and handed
to the Committee appointed to distribute the Grand Master's
report."—Carried.
Report of Grand Treasurer read :—
Victoria, B. C, February 8th, 1886.
To the Grand Master, Officers and Representatives
of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia,
Dear Sirs and Brothers,—I   respectfully submit my report for
the year ending 8th February, 1886 :— 1885. Cr.
Feb. 12   By Order No. 1, Wm. McColl  $15 00
"       |           2, E. Quennell.  15 00
3, E. Secular  15 00
"      ,"           4, J. E. PhiUips  15 00
"           5, Jas. PhiUips  15 00
1      "           6, J. WUcox  15 00
"           7, R Scott  15 00
8, G.Williams -.  15 00
9, W. H. Huxtable  15 00
"       "          10, Cohen & Salmon  63 90
"        1       "          11, Colonist Newspaper  2 00
"          12, Victoria Standard  2 00
|       "          13, R Davey, Grand Secretary.. 7 35
I          14, J. A. Cohen  33 35
15, M. MiUer  1125
|         16, T. N. Hibben  6 37
|       |          17, Secretary O. F. Union  60 00
|          18, F. Davey Grand Secretary... 150 00
"        I       "          19,        "           "              "... 2 00
$473 22
To Balance Cash on hand  338 95
  $812 17 46
o
ODD FELLOWS' ENDOWMENT ASSOCIATION.
MANAGEMENT   FUND.
1885.
Dr.
jj
Feb.   12
To Cash received from Grand Treasurer	
$142 35
Mch.    4
a
44          44    Grand Secretary	
12 75
Aug.    5
a
a          a                 a
67 52^
Oct.   31
a
it          »i                 ii
22 37
1886.
Jan.   25
ii
ii          ii                 ii
41 97.^
Feb.    3
u
.i          ii                  a
Cr.
1 05
jt^cc no
1885.
Feb.   12
By
Order No. 1, F. Davey, Grand Secretary \
$50 00
Aug.    5
Oct.   31
ii
ii
a
ii
2, Cohen & Co	
2 00
3, F. Davey, Grand Secretary.
2 00
1886.
Jan.   12
ii
ii
4, M. MiUer	
2 00
ii
*>i
ii
5, F. Davey, Grand Secretary.
50 00
ii
ii
ii
- 6, F. Davey, Grand Secretary,
2 00
ii
ii
ii
8, M. Mffler	
2 00
$110 00
178 02
  $288 02
1
ENDOWMENT   FUND
1885. !                                            Dr.
Feb.   12   To Cash in Savings Bank     $145 26
AprU 13   To Cash from Grand Secretary
June 30   Interest to date	
Oct.  31 To Cash from Grand Secretary
1886.
Feb.    3 |       "       I
9 95
7 25
4 66
7 00
16 90
1886. Cr.
Jan.   23   By Order No. 7, in favor of IsabeUa Woods.
Balance in Savings Bank	
Cash on Hand	
$191 02
$164 80
25 92
30
	
191 02 466
SUMMARY.
RECEIPTS.
To amount received on account of Grand Lodge     $812 17
Management Fund.      288 02
44 ;4 44 Endowment Fund..      19102
$1,291 21
DISBURSEMENTS.
By Grand Lodge, as per vouchers     $473 22
fc4 Management Fund, as per vouchers       110 00
*k Endowment Fund, as per vouchers       164 80
      748 02
Balance  $543 19
ABSTRACT   OF   BALANCES-
Grand Lodge     $338 95
Endowment Association (Management Fund)       178 02
44 (Endowment Fund)         26 22
  $543 19
FraternaUy Submitted,
JOHN H. MELDRAM,
Grand Treasurer.
Moved by Rep. Phillips, No. 4, and seconded by Rep.
Scott, No. 6, ''That the report be received and handed to the
Finance Committee."—Carried.
The election of Grand Lodge Officers being the next
order of business the following nominations were made :-
For Grand Master:
Fredk. Carne, of No. 1,
Nominated by Rep. Phillips, of No. 5.
For Deputy Grand Master:
E. Quennell, of No. 5,
Nominated by Rep. Carne, of No. 1-
R. Scott, of No. 6,
Nominated by Rep. Fletcher, of No. 4. 467
For Grand Warden:
J. H. Meldram, of No. 2,
Nominated by Rep. Quennell, of No. 5.
For Grand Secretary:
Fredk. Davey, of No. 1,
Nominated by Rep. J. E. Phillips, of No. 3.
For Grand Treasurer:
W. Walker, of No. 4,
Nominated by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., of No. 3.
G. Norris, of No. 5,
Nominated by Rep. Morton, of No. 5.
The Grand Master appointed Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., of
No. 3, and Rep. Dixon, of No. 1, as Tellers.
Moved by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., of No. 3, and seconded
by Rep. Quennell, of No. 5, " That the Grand Secretary cast
the ballot for the election of Rep. Carne as Grand Master."—
Carried.
The Ballot was cast and Rep. Carne declared by the
Grand Master to be duly elected as Grand Master for the
ensuing year.
The Ballot was then spread for the election of Deputy
Grand Master, with the following result:—
Number of votes cast 31.    Number required to elect 16.
Rep. Quennell, No. 5, received 17 votes. Rep. Scott,
No. 6, received 14 votes.
The Grand Master declared Rep. Quennell, No. 5, duly
elected as Deputy -Grand Master for the ensuing year,  j
Moved by Rep. Carne, No. 1, and seconded by Rep.
Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, | That the Grand Secretary cast the
ballot for the election of Rep. Meldram, No. 2, as Grand
Warden."—Carried.
The Ballot was accordingly cast, and Rep. Meldram, No. 2,
declared duly elected as Grand Warden for the ensuing year. 468
Moved by Rep. Carne, No. 1, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, No. 4, I That the Grand Treasurer be directed to
cast the ballot for the election of Rep. Davey, No. 1, as
Grand Secretary."—Carried.
The Ballot having been cast, Rep. Davey, No. 1, was
declared duly elected as Grand Secretary for the ensuing
year.
The Ballot was spread for the election of Grand Treasurer, and the following result announced :—
Number of votes cast 31.    Number necessary to elect 16.
Rep. Norris, No. 5, received 16 votes. Rep. Walker,
No. 4, received 15 votes.
The Grand Master declared Rep. Norris, of No. 5, duly
elected as Grand Treasurer for the year ensuing.
Moved by Grand Secretary, and seconded by Rep. Carne,
No. 1, "That the following question be submitted to the
Committee on Legislation ":—
I In view of the approved decision of the Grand Sire at
p.p. 9855,10148 and 10188 of the Proceedings of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge, 1885, is not that portion of Sec. 1, Art. III. of
the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges in this jurisdiction,
which provides for deferring the ballot one week, in the
electiop of candidates for membership when any or less than
three black balls appear, illegal ? And if so, to report such
amendment to the said Article as may be necessary to bring
it in conformity with law."
The Grand Secretary gave the following notice of
motion :—-
I hereby give notice that I will move to-morrow that
Sec. 1 of Art. II. of the Constitution of this Grand Lodge be
amended by striking out the words | two o'clock p. m." in
line 3, and inserting in lieu thereof the words " such hour as
the Executive Officers shall determine, due notice thereof 469
being sent to each Subordinate Lodge two weeks prior to the
meeting of the Grand Lodge."
Report read from Committee on Distribution:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Tour Distributing Committee on Grand Secretary's report, beg to
recommend as foUows :—
That portion of the report referring to the contradiction in the
Subordinate Lodge Constitution, be referred to the Committee on
Legislation.
That portion referring to the remuneration of the Grand Herald be
referred to Committee on Finance, also that portion referring to the
finances of the Grand Lodge.
That portion referring to the Endowment Association to Committee
on State of the Order.
Submitted in F. L. and T.,
ROBERT SCOTT,
A. PHILLIPS,
GEO. NORRIS,
Committee on Distribution.
Moved by Rep. Meldram, No. 2, and seconded by Rep
Phillips, No. 4, " That the report be received and adopted."—
Carried.
Report read from Committee on Distribution :—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Your Distributing Committee on Grand Master's Report, beg to
recommend as follows :—
That portion of the report referring to the Patriarchal Circle, be
referred to Committee on State of the* Order.
That portion in regard to contribution to Colfax Memorial be
referred to Committee on Finance.
That portion aUuding to the Endowment Association to the Committee on State of the Order.
That portion referring to the Proceedings of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge be referred to the Committee on Legislation, also that portion*
alluding to the non-representation of Grand Lodge of B. C. at the
Sovereign Grand Lodge. That portion referring to the death of members of the Grand Lodge
be referred to Committee on Printing.
Submitted in F. L. and T.,
ROBERT SCOTT,
A. PHILLIPS,
GEO. NORRIS,
Committee on Distribution.
Moved by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, and seconded by
Rep. Quennell, No. 5, " That the report be received and
adopted."—Carried.
^Reports were read from Committee on Laws of Subordinates approving amendments to the By-laws of Victoria
Lodge, No. 1, and Harmony Lodge, No. 6, submitted to the
Committee during recess of the Grand Lodge, and also the
following report from same Committee on amendments to
Bv-laws of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
Victoria, 23 January, 1886.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers,—Your Committee on Laws of Subordinates beg to report that they have examined the manuscript amendments
submitted for their decision, of the By-laws of Black Diamond Lodge,
No. 5, and approve of the same, with the foUowing exception :—
Section 5, of Article XXIV. conflicts with Section 2 of Article XXIII.
>of the Constitution, in the date of the adoption of said amendments by
.the Lodge.
FraternaUy,
H. WALLER, Rep. No. 2.
E. H. FLETCHER, Rep. No. 4.
Committee on Laws of Subordinates.
Moved by Rep. Phillips, No. 3, and seconded by Rep.
Meldram, No. 2, " That the reports be received and adopted."
Carried.
Moved by Rep. Carne, No. 1, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, No. 4, "That the Grand Secretary be directed to
procure such Charge Books, etc., for the use of this Grand
Lodge as may be necessary."—Carried, 471
Moved by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, and seconded by
Rep. Carne, No. 1, " That this Grand Lodge do now adjourn
to 10 o'clock a. m., to-morrow."—Carried.
The Grand Lodge then adjourded.
SECOND   DAY.
llth February, 1886.
The Grand Lodge met on this date at 10 a. m., and was
called to order by the Grand Master.
Present:—
W. McCoU Grand Master.
F. Carne  Deputy Grand Master.
F. Davey Grand Secretary.
J. H. Meldram      "    Treasurer,
J. E. Phillips      "    Guardian.
B. W. ShUes, P. G. M      "    Herald.
The Chair appointed Rep. Phillips, P. G. M., No. 1, to act
as Grand Warden, and Rep. Meldram, No. 2, to act as Grand
Marshal.
Th e Grand Marshal reported all present duly qualified.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present, and
the Grand Lodge was declared opened for business by the
Deputy Grand Master.
The minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read. Moved
by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, and seconded by Rep. Phillips, No. 4., "That the minutes as read be adopted."—Carried.
Report read from Committee on Legislation:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O O. F.
Your Committee on Legislation to whom was referred the question
submitted by the Grand Secretary   respecting   the legality of certain 472
portions of Sec. 1, Art. in. of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges
providing for deferring the baUot for candidates for membership when
any or less than three black balls appear, beg to report that the said provision is clearly Ulegal and to recommend that aU that portion of the
said Section from the word 44 if," in the 8th line, to the word " and" in
the 19th Une be struck out.
RespectfuUy submitted.
W. H. MORTON,
W. WALKER,
ROBT. SCOTT,
Committee.
Moved by Rep. Meldram, No. 2, and seconded by Rep,
Williams, No. 6., ''That the report be received and adopted."
—Carried.
Report read from Committtee on Legislation :—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia I. O. O. F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers,—Your Committee on Legislation beg to
report that they recommend that the wotds 44 or charges " be struck out
of Sec. 10 Art. 6 of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges, as Rule 3,
j3ec. 1, Code of Procedure Art. 7 provides for the Election by BaUot of
the Committee on Charges.
W. H. MORTON,
R. SCOTT,
W.WALKER,
Committee on Legislation.
Moved by Rep. Carne, No. 1, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, P.G. M., No. 1, " That the report be received and
adopted."—Carried.
Report read from Committee on State of the Order :—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Dear Sirs and Brothers,—Your Committee on State of the Order
to whom were referred portions of the reports of the Grand Master and
Grand Secretary, regarding the Endowment Fund, respectfuUy recommend that the suggestions contained therein be approved, but that a new
committee be appointed by this Grand Lodge.
GEO. H. MAYNARD,
FREDK. NORRIS,
W. WALKER,
Committee on State of the Order. 473
Moved by Rep. Phillips, No. 4, and seconded by Rep.
Williams, No. 6, "That the report be received and adopted."
—Carried.
Moved by Grand Secretary and seconded by Grand
Treasurer, " That Section 1 of Article 2 of the Constitution
of this Grand Lodge be amended by striking out the words
v 2 o'clock p.m.' in line 3, and inserting in lieu thereof the
words ' such hour as the Executive officers shall determine,
due notice thereof being given to all subordinate Lodges, at
least two weeks prior to the meeting of the Grand Lodge.' |—
Carried.
Moved by Grand Secretary and seconded by Grand
Treasurer :
I That this Grand Lodge heartily endorses the Amendment
to the Constitution of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, proposed
by Grand Representative Alexander of California, to alter
the age at which persons may be initiated into the Order,
from 21 to 18 years ; believing that the said amendment
would be beneficial to the interests of the Order in this Jurisdiction.-
I Further, that in order that the advocates of the proposed
amendment may receive all the support and encouragement
possible, that the Executive Officers be instructed to embody
these views in a memorial to the Sovereign Grand Lodge
praying that the said alteration may be effected."
Carried.
Report read from Committee on Legislation :—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Your Committee on Legislation to whom was referred that part of
the Grand Master's report respecting the amended form of appUcation
for membership recommended by the Sovereign Grand Lodge, beg to
. report that, having doubts as to the- intention of that Grand Body on
this point, that the Grand Secretary be copaaitiuicated with arid his opinion solicited as to the compulsory adoption of this form by Stat
Grand Bodies.
W. H. MORTON,
W. WALKER,
ROBT. SCOTT,
Committee on Legislation.
Moved by the Grand Secretary, and seconded by Rep. •
McGregor,  of No. 6,   " That the report be  received and
adopted."—Carried.
Report read from Committee on State of th© Order :—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Your Committee on State of the Order to whom was referred the
proclamation of the Grand Sire regarding the iUegality of the Patriarchal
Circle, would respectfully recommend that the attention of the Subordinate Lodges in this Jurisdiction be drawn to the same.
W. WALKER,
FREDK. NORRIS,.
GEO. H. MAYNARD.
Committea
Moved by Rep. Phillips, P. G. M„ No. 1, and seconded
by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, "That the report be received
and adopted."—Carried.
Moved by Rep. Scott, No. 6, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, No. 4, " That this Grand Lodge do now adjourn to
7:30 this evening."—Carried. 475
EVENING   SESSION.
The Grand Lodge met pursuant to adjournment at 7:30
p. m.
Present:—
W. McCoU Grand Master.
F. Carne Deputy Grand Master,
E. QuenneU Grand Warden.
F. Davey	
J. H. Meldram	
R. Scott	
J.E.Phillips	
B. W. Shiles, P. G. M
G. WiUiams	
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Secretary.
Treasurer.
Marshal
Guardian,
Herald.
Chaplain.
The Grand Marshal examined those present and reported
all duly qualified.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present and the
Grand Lodge was declared duly opened for business.
Report read from Committee on Finance :—
Nanaimo, B. C, llth February, 1886.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
Representatives and Brothers,—Your Committee on Finance take
pleasure in.reporting that they have carefully examined the books of the
Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer, and find the same correct with a
balance on hand to credit of this Grand Lodge of $338,95.
The books of the Endowment Association, in this jurisdiction
have also been examined and are found correct, and show a balance on
hand :—
On account of Management Fund of $178 02
On account of Endowment Fund     25 92
With cash in hands of Treasurer of.  30
Your committee recommend that in view of the satisfactory increase
n membership, and in the financial condition of the Grand Lodge, the 476
per capita tax for the present year be fixed at 80 cents, and the foUowing
is estimated as the Revenue and Expenditure for the current year:
REVENUE.
Balance in hand from 1885  $338 95
Per capita tax  500 00
Sale of goods  50 00
$888 95.
EXPENDITURE.
Salary of Grand Secretary  $180 00
Rent of Grand Secretary's office  60 00
Stationery and postage  10 00
Printing *  75 00
Grand Herald  10 00
Mileage to Representatives  225 00
Janitor Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5  10 00
Sovereign Grand Lodge tax  75 00
$645 00
Balance of Revenue over Expenditure       243 95
$888 95
The capitation tax to be levied 40c on 30th June and 40c on 31st
.December.
We beg to repeat the recommendation made by your Finance Committee at the last session of the Grand Lodge, that the Grand Secretary
act as Secretary and Treasurer of the Auxiliary Endowment
Association, and that he be paid for these services at the same rate of
salary as at present. It appears to your Committee that this arrangement
would facUitate the management of the .Association, and the settlement
of claims. Your Committee do not feel justified in recommending a
contribution from the funds of this Grand Lodge towards the Colfax
Memorial Fund, but would recommend that the Grand Master's sug_
gestion that the matter be referred to the Subordinate Lodges in this
jurisdiction, for such action as they may deem advisable, be adopted.
FraternaUy submitted,
ROBERT SCOTT, No. 6,
GEO. NORRIS, No. 5,
E. H. FLETCHER, No. 4,
B. W. SHILES, No. 3,
M. BATE, No. 5. 477
Moved by Rep. Fletcher, No. 4, and seconded by Rep.
Carne, No. 1, " That the report be received and adopted."
Moved as an amendment by Rep. Meldram, No. 2, and
seconded by Rep. Maynard, No. 2, " That the report be received and considered seriatemP
The amendment on being submitted to the vote was declared to be carried.
The report was then taken up seriatem and considered
with the following result:—
Par. 1, ^Accounts Grand Lodge,    Adopted.
2, Endowment Association,    Adopted.
3, Per Capita Tax,     Adopted.
4, Estimate, Revenue and Expenditure, — Moved
and seconded, " That the report be handed back to the
Committee with instructions to furnish detailed estimate of
mileage."—Carried.
The Committee submitted the following details :—
The mileage of Representatives to be distributed as foUows :—
To the Representatives from Victoria and New Westminster, 13,
at $15 each .$195 00
To the Representatives from Harmony Lodge, No. 6,6 at $5 each,   30 00
$225 00
Par. 4 was, on motion, adopted.
Par. 5, Grand Secretary to act as Treasurer of Endowment Association ; ruled by Grand Master to be out of order,
being in conflict with rules of Endowment Association which
could only be amended in the manner prescribed therein.
Par. 6,    Colfax Memorial Fund,    Adopted.
Moved by Rep. Carne, No, 1, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, No. 4, "That the report of the Finance Committee,
as amended, be adopted."—Carried.
Rep. Shiles, P. G. M.^No. 3, gave the following notice
of motion :— 478
"I hereby give notice that to-morrow I will move that
the Constitution of this Grand Lodge be amended by inserting the following additional Section in Article 1, to be known
as Section IV:—
" That all Representatives to the Grand Lodge shall be
4>aid at the rate of $2.50 per diem for each day of actual attendance, and at the rate of 5 cents per mile each way for
each mile actually travelled from his home to the place of
meeting of the Grand Lodge. No allowance of any nature
shall be paid to Representatives residing in the city or town
where the Annual Session of the Grand Lodge may be
held." Jlp |
The following question was submitted by Rep. Walker,
No. 4:— ^ I
"Has a Subordinate Lodge power to give a member
residing at a distance of fifty miles from his Lodge two months
additional time to that allowed to other members before he
can be declared ih arrears for dues ?■"
Moved by Grand Secretary, and seconded by Rep.
Meldram, No. 2, "That the question be referred to the Committee on Legislation."—Carried.
Report read from Committee on Legislation :—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.
The Committee on Legislation have examined the laws governing
Subordinates, with reference to the question'submitted by Rep. Walker,
No. 4, and find that an exceptional extension of time to members residing
at a distance of fifty miles from their Lodge before they could be declared in arrears for dues, would be illegal
ROBERT SCOTT,
W. WALKER,
W. H. MORTON,
Committee on Legislation.
Moved by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M^ No. 3, and seconded by
Rep. Crossan, No. 5, "That the report be received and
adopted."—Carried. 479
Moved by Rep. Carne, No. 1, and seconded by Rep.
Scott, No. 6, " That this Graijd Lodge do now adjourn to 7
o'clock to-morrow evening."—Carried.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned,
THIRD   DAY.
12th February, 1886.
The Grand Lodge met at 7 o'clock p. m., and was called
to order by the Grand Master.
Present :—
W. McCoU Grand Master.
F. Carne Deputy Grand Master.
E. QuenneU Grand Warden.
F. Davey Grand Secretary
J. H. Meldram      "    Treasurer.
R Scott      44    Marshal.
J. E. PhUUps       44    Guardian.
B. W. ShUes, P. G. M      "    Herald.
G. Williams      "    Chaplain.
The Grand Marshal having examined those present
reported all duly qualified.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
The Deputy Grand Master declared the Grand Lodge
duly opened for business.
Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, moved the amendment to
the Grand Lodge Constitution of which notice was given yes-
terday, which was seconded by Rep. Fletcher, No. 4.
Moved by Rep. Norris, No. 2, and seconded by  Rep
Williams, No. 6, as an amendment, " That the matter lay over
until next Session of this Grand Lodge, and that the Finance 480
Committee be instructed to take the same in consideration,
and to report during the recess the estimated cost of the proposed amendment, with any alternative scheme that they may
think more desirable, a copy of their report to be transmitted
to each Subordinate Lodge.
-    On being submitted to the vote, the amendment was declared to be carried.
Moved by Rep Meldram, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, No. 3, "That the next Session of this Grand Lodge
be held at Victoria."—Carried.
The Grand Secretary read the following communication :—
Nanaimo, B. C., 12th February, 1886.
We the undersigned Representatives from Victoria and New Westminster to the present session of the Grand Lodge, desire to tender our
very warm thanks to the officers and members of Black Diamond Lodge,
No. 5, and Harmony Lodge, No. 6, for the kind and Courteous treatment
received at their hands during our visit to Nanaimo, and express the
hope that the future may bring prosperity to these two Lodges, and health
and happiness to each individual member.
Wm. McOOLL, G. M, Bep. No. 3,
FBEDK CABNE, D. G. M., Bep. No. I.
JOHN H. MELDBAM, G T., Bep. No. 2,
FBEDK. DAVEY, G. S., Bep. No. 1,
B. W. SHILES, P. G M., Bep. No. 3.
FBEDK NOBBIS, Bep. No. 2,
W. WALKEB, Bep, No. 4,
J. E. PHILLIPS, Bep. No. 4,
A PHILLIPS, P. G M., Bep. No. 1,
GEO. H. MATNABD, Bep. No. 2,
E. H. i LETCHEB, Bep. No. 4,
J. E. PHILLIPS, Bep. No. 3,
JOS. DIXON, Bep. No. 1.
Moved by Rep. Davey, No. 1, and seconded by Rep.
Walker, No. 4, " That the communication just read be spread
on the minutes of this Grand Lodge."—Carried. 481
Moved by Grand Secretary and seconded by Rep. Phillips, P. G. M., No. 1, " That the thanks of this Grand Lodge
be presented to Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, for the use of
the Hall, &&, during the present Session."—Carried.
INSTALLATION
The Grand Master appointed Rep. Phillips, P. G, M.,
No. 1, and Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, to present the
Grand Officers elect for installation.
Frederick Carne was presented and duly installed as
Grand Master for the ensuing year.
The Grand Master then installed :—
E. Quennell as Deputy Grand Master
J. H. Meldram I Grand Warden.
Fredk. Davey |     "       Secretary.
Geo. Norris "     "       Treasurer.
The Grand Master appointed the following Officers :
J. E. PhiUips, No. 4 - Grand MarshaU.
J. E. PhiUips, No. 3,      "     Guardian.
F. Page, No. 1,      "     Conductm.
W. H. Huxtable, No. 1,      "     Herald.
R Scott, No. 6,      "     Chaplain.
J. Pope, No. 2,     "     Instructor.
And the following as Deputy District Grand Masters :
G. H. Maynard, No. 2, for District No. 1.
E. S. ScouUar, No. 3, for District No. 2.
Wm. Bone, No. 5, for District No. 3.
J. McNeiU, No. 6, for District No. 4.
ft 482
Also the following to form the Standing Committees :—
Committee on Finance,—F. Page, No. 1; F. Norris, No. 2; W. Walker,
No. 4 ; M. Bate, No. 5 ; and G. Williams, No. 6.
Committee on Appeals,—B. W. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3 ; E. Fletcher, No.
4 : J. Dixon, No. 1; M. Baker, No. 2 ; B. Scott, No. 6.
Committee on Laws of Subordinates,—J. Phillips, No. 5; W. Steele,
No. 1; J. Pope, No. 2 ; E. S. ScouUar, No. 3 ; B. Lipsett, No. 2.
Committee on Petitions,—J. Hoskins, No. 6; J. McNeill, No. 6 ; W. H.
Morton, No. 5 g D. Dale, No. 1; H. Elliott, No. 3.
Committee on State op the Order,—E. Scott, No. 6 ; J. Hawkins, No.
2 ; G. WiUiams, No. 1.
Committee on Legislation,—E. Fletcher, No. 4; G. H. Maynard, No.
2 ; A. PhiUips, P. G. M., No. 1; W. Bone, No. 5; J. Sears, No. 2.
Committee on Endowment Association,—A. Phillips, P. G. M., No. 1 :
G. H. Maynard, No. 2; B. W. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3 ; W.
Walker, No. 4 ; G. Norris, No. 5 ; B. Scott, No. 6.
Committee on Printing,—Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer.
Moved by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, and seconded by
Rep. Quennell, No. 5, " That the appointments of the Grand
Master be confirmed by this Grand Lodge." -Carried.
The Grand Marshal, Grand Guardian, and Grand Chaplain were presented and duly installed into their respective
offices.
Moved by Rep. Shiles,. P. G.M., No. 3, and seconded by
Rep. Phillips, P. G. M., No. 1, "That the thanks of this Grand
Lodge are due, and are hereby tendered, to Bro. McColl, the
retiring Grand Master, for the able and courteous manner in
which he has discharged the duties of that office during the
past year."—Carried.
Bro. McColl P. G. M., returned thanks for the expression
of appreciation of his conduct during his term of office. 483
The Grand Secretary read the minutes of the day's proceedings, and also those of yesterday's session.
Moved by Rep. Shiles, P. G. M., No. 3, and seconded by
Rep. Bate, No. 5, " That the minutes as read be adopted."—
Carried.
Moved by Rep. Meldram, No. 2, and seconded by Rep.
Phillips, No. 4, I That this Grand Lodge do. now adjourn
sine die"—Carried.
The Grand Lodge then adjourned.
FRED'K. DAVEY.
Grand Secretary.  485
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WILLIAM d. JEFFREE, P. G. M.,
Initiated in Columbia Lodge, No. 2, 9th February, 1871.
Grand Master, 1878.
Died   18th March. 1885.
THOMAS L SCOn, P. C,
Initiated in New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.14th August, 1879,
Died 25th July, 1885.
SOD  ustdieix:.
A
Age of Candidates for Membership 448, 473
Amendments, By-Laws Subordinate Lodges 456, 470
Anniversary of the Order 446
Application for Membership, form of 448, 473
Appointments—Committees, 441, 445, 447, 455, 482
" District Deputy Grand Masters 481
Grand Officers 441, 481
B
Ballot, for Election of Members 468, 472
 !;■■'■■•   " ' :      c
Charge Books 456, 470
Circulars 447, 454
Colfax Memorial 447, 454, 476, 477
Committees—Appeals 482
1 Credentials 441, 442
| Distributing 463
" Endowment Association 482
" Examining .» 445
Finance 445,479, 482
I Laws of Subordinates 445, 447, 482
| Legislation 445, 482
I Petitions 482
| Printing '.. .482
" State of the Order 445, 482
| Vacancies on 445, 447
Constitution, Grand Lodge 449, 455, 468, 473, 478,. 479
Subordinate Lodges 456. 468, 472
D
Deaths 449, 455
Decisions, District Deputy Grand Masters '. 452
Degrees, Grand Lodge 443, 444, 445
Dispensations       ... 447, 451 492
Election, Grand Lodge Officers 466
Encampments, Institution of 449, 452
Endowment Association 447, 457, 461, 465, 472, 477
Forms of application for membership. 448, 473
Financial Statement 458
Grand Master's Visits *. 450
Grand Patriarch of Oregon 449
Installations 447,451,452,481, 482
K I' M
Meeting of Grand Lodge 468, 473, 480
Members in arrears 478
Membership, age of applicants for 448, 473
Memorial Pages 489
Memorial to Sovereign Grand Lodge 473
Minutes 471,483
Officers of Subordinate Lodges
487
Past Grands entitled to seats in Grand Lodge 443
Patriarchal Circle 446, 453, 474
Per Capita Tax 476
Proclamations #.. # .446, 453
Questions
*...468, 478
R
Reports of Committees, Credentials 442, 444
Distributing 469
Finance   475
Laws of Subordinates r 470
Legislation 471,472, 473,478
State of the Order 472, 474
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Reports of District Deputy Grand Masters 450, 451, 452
Grand Master 445
"       Secretary 455
44       Treasurer 463
Subordinate Lodges .- 485, 486
to     Sovereign Grand Lodge 457
Representation to Grand Lodge 442, 462
Representatives, payment of 478, 479
Representative Tax to Sovereign Grand Lpdge 449, 455
Ridgley Monument 448
Sick Benefits jj 452
Sovereign Grand Lodge, proceedings of 448
u " "       property, and location of 447
Visiting Brothers 445, 449
Votes of Thanks I   ......480, 481, 482  a PAST   GRAND   MASTERS   \;
OF. THE
GRAND LODGE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,
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*J. S. DBUMMOND 1874  Victori
JOHN WEILEB 1875 :
fJ. P DAVIES 1876	
E. ROBEBTS 1877	
{W. J. JEFFBEE 1878	
CHABLES GOWEN 1879	
J. WEIGLESWOBTH 1880.	
B. W. SHILES 1881 New Westminster
HENBY WALLEB 1882  Victoria
ALEXANDEE PHILLIPS 1883	
W. D. McKILLICAN j 1884 .Nv     "
Wm. McCOLL $ 1885 New Westminster
* Died 6th February, 1884. T:  f Died 20th September, 1879.
X Died 18th March. 1885. of the Grand Officers
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FBEDK. CABNE Grand Master Victoria
EDWABD QUENNELL...Deputy Grand Master Nanaimo
J; H. MELDBAM Grand Warden M... M Victoria
FBEDK. DAVEY.
GEO. NORRIS......
J. B. PHILLIPS R.
J. E. PHILLIPS...
F. PAGE..,."  ...^
W. H. HUXTABLE
R.  SCOTT	
1 POPETX	
Secretary.... P. O. Box 481, Victoria
Treasurer.^... &m£~ Nanaimo
Marshal && . ||%5 J... Victoria
Guardian New Westminster
Conductor ■...%... Victoria
Herald % |g; Victoria
Chaplain... ~X< Wellington
Instructor Victoria
istrict Deputy Grand Masters
District No. 1 G. H. MAYNARD Victoria
2 E. I. SCOULLAR.;.= .New Westminster
3  •. W. BONE ..Nanaimo
4. J. McNEILL Wellington
a*3"{p The next Annual Session of the Grand Lodge will be held at
Victoria, on Wednesday, the 8th day of February, 1887.
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The following rates will be charged for Supplies, all orders for
which must be signed by the Secretary, and must bear the seal of the
Lodge :—
Charter Fee  $30 00
Charge and Degree Books, (each)  3 00
Degree of Rebekah Books  3 00
Visiting, and Withdrawal Cards, (each)  25
Dismissal Certificates  ^/  25
Books of Forms  1 25
Books of Odes, with Music  1 00
White's Digest, 1832  3 50
jLodge Odes j  10
Certificates of Membership ^.;  1 00
Officers4 Roll Books \  3 00
Initiation Petitions, per 100 Sg  2 00

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