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Independent Order of
Odd Fellows
Proceedings of tne Fortieth
Annual Session of tlie Grand
Lodge of British Columbia
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Held at Victoria, B.C., June Ten,
Eleven, Twelve, Nineteen-f ourteen   ROBERT   DUDLEY
GRAND MASTER 1913-1914 Independent Order
ofyjaa Fellows
PROCEEDINGS */" tke
Fortieth Annual Session ox
tne Grand Lodge or British Columbia,
held at Victoria, B. C, June Tenth,
Eleventh, Twelfth, Nmeteen-xourteen
The Acme Press, Limited
<**^^^°     Victoria, British Columbia  PROCEEDINGS
OF THE FORTIETH ANNUAL SESSION OF
THE GRAND LODGE
OF B.C.
OddpeuvOWs' Haix,
Victoria, B.C.,
"   10 June, 1914.
The Grand Lodge convened at 9 o'clock a.m., pursuant to
notice.
Present:—
.      R. Dudley    Grand Master
H. White  Deputy Grand Master
P. W. Dempster .* ' Grand Warden
Fred Davey J.  Grand Secretary
W. H. Brown Grand Treasurer
A. M. RussEU, Grand Representative
F. E. Simpson Grand Representative
]. H. White   Grand Marshal      -
A. E. Harron   Grand Guardian
The Grand Master appointed C. I. Chapman, No. 9, as
Grand Conductor, H. Fooks, No. 28, as Grand Herald, and
Rev. W. A. Crux, No. 27, as Grand Chaplain pro tern.
All present were examined, reported duly qualified, and
the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Grand Chaplain invoked' the Divine blessing.
The Grand Secretary reported a quorum present.
It was on motion Resolved: That the Badges furnished be
recognized as proper regalia during the present Session.
The Grand Secretary presented the Certificates of the
Representatives elect and of the Past Grands entitled to the
Grand Lodge Degree, which were ordered to be received and
referred to a Committee on Credentials. 3511
The following communication was read from the Grand
Lodge of Manitoba, wfiich was, on motion, ordered to be received and referred to the Committee on Credentials.
Winnipeg,  Man.,  May  llth,  1914.
Fred Davey, Esq.,
Grand Secretary I.O.O.F.,
Victoria, B.C
Dear Sir and Brother:
Brother Frank Gowen, Past Grand, a member of Onward
Lodge, No. 62, of this Jurisdiction, is now in Vancouver, and is
anxious to take the Grand Lodge Degree and visit your Grand
Lodge. Will you be kind enough to confer same on him, for
which purpose I enclose a Certificate, properly certified, the duplicate of which has been mailed to the Brother. Trusting that you
will have, not only a very pleasant session, but that your Jubilee
Celebration may prove a big success. I expected that some one
of our Grand Officers will be with you on that occasion, possibly
our   Grand  Master  Brother  Millar.    With very kindest  regards,
I am, yours truly,
B.  D.  DEERI]
S VjT,
Grand
scretary.
The Grand Master appointed t#ie following Committee
on Credentials: -Grand Secretary, J). E. MacKenzie, P.G.M.,
No. 3: T. Crossan, P.G.M., No. 5.
The Grand Secretary submitted the % names of D. E.
MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3, as Reading Clerk, and B. W.
Shiles, P.G.M., No. 3, as Custodian of the Secret Work during this Session, which were concurred in.
The Grand Master appointed a Committee consisting of
E. L. Webber, P.G.M. No. 27, W. Hogg, P.G.M. No. 10; D. E.
MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3; and Wallace Law, P.G.M., No. 10,
to retire and introduce the distinguished visitors from other
Jurisdictions in waiting The Committee returned and introduced P. T. Coupland, Grand Master, Ontario, T. G. Millar,
Grand Master, Manitoba, G. Henderson, Grand Master,
Alberta;.A. H. Blackeby, P.G.R, Ontario; and J. Tully, P.G.,
Alberta, who were received with Grand Honors and cordially
welcomed to the Grand Lodge.
The Committee on Credentials submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Credentials beg to report that we have
examined the Credentials of the Representatives elect for the
ensuing year, and find the following are duly accredited: 3512
Lodge.
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
Union, No. 11  ...
Selkirk, No. 12  ..
Pittiko, No. 13   ..
Aaron, No. 14 ...
Cloverdale, No. 15
Kootenay No. 16
Duncan, No. 17 ..
Vernon Valley, No. 18
Mt. Pleasant, No. 19
Abbotsford, No. 20
Delta, No. 21	
Ashcroft, No. 23 .. .
Island, No. 24	
Pacific, No. 26	
Amity, No. 27	
Cheam, No. 28 .
Rocky Mountain, No. 34
Rossland, No. 36  .
Boundary Valley, No. 38
Silver City, No. 39	
Slocan, No. 40	
Key City, No. 42 ...."	
Enterprise, No. 43  	
Wildey, No. 44	
Gateway,  No. 45   	
Snowshoe, No. 46  	
Representatives.        Alternates.
.T.   C.  Hubbard
W. J. Gilliland
J. Wilby
F. F. Forneri
.1. R. Lawrence
S. A. Levar
.D. Mackenzie
A. J. Cleary
.H. McKenzie
R. McCourt
.J. Lowery
R. Carmichael
.A. H. Turvey
A. H. Street
J. R. Ritchie
C. C. Cooke
.C. I. Chapman
G. McBeth
.E. McD. Williston
A. G. Gulland
.W. McLellan
.Chas.  North
G. Knight
.W. H. Cowen  w
.A. S. Killam
R. A. Perry
.R. D. MacKenzie
.€. L. Wales
D. H. Proudfoot
.Wm. Evans
.F. Cuming
.J. Thomson
R. B. Hoar
. G. C. Clark
. G. T. Baker
.J. C. Smith
.C F. H. Craig
.A. J. Laidlaw
T. B. Godfrey
.R. A. Merrithew
A. Adams
.H. Fooks
J. T. Wood
.R. E. Plewman
D. R. Mcintosh
.W. G. Pond
R. Halcrow
.A. McLanders
.R. E. McMillan
.R. Dixon
E. H. Patmore
.W. J. Evans
W. Douglas
.A. Pitman
.F. Downey
J. N. Currie
J.  C. Tait
J. P. McKenzie
A. McCabe
W. J. Gower
H. Tompsett
A. P. McConnell
W. H. Orr
S. Bowell
W. Walker
F. Dresser
W. Grieve
S. Woodcock
I. Hayes
T. Doherty
J. Turvey
J. C. Henderson
W. C. MacBeth
C. C. Mulligan
A. R. Bentley
T. C. Campbell
T. Tellefsen
F. P. Bishop
J. Jamieson
J. Palmer
C. S. Williams
R. Everett
W. Fotheringham
J. H. Lemmon
H. W. Halpenny
J. F. Moffatt
W. F. McKenzie
J. C. Davis
D. Campbell
J. A. Williamson
J. O. Haddock
E. Cooney
W. Meldrum
D. F. Nunn
H. W. Harrison
J.  W.  McDonald
A .  Horwell
D. McBeath
A. G. Harvey
F. D. Lemieux
L.  L.  Matthews
J. Weatherbee
W. Hicks
J. H. Turnley
W. M. Harris
J. W. Milross
H. W.  Stone
G. D. Garden
A. Lindley
B. D. Logan
J.  F.  McDougall
E. E.  Barnes Lodge.
Mt. Fernie, No.
Coronation, No.
Eureka, No. 50  ...
Penticton, No.  51
Princeton, No.  52
Maple Leaf, No. 53
Michel,  No.  54   ...
C. J. Tyler
North Vancouver, No. 55. F. E. Atkinson
Mt. Ida, No. 56   R. J. Glasgow
Sunshine, No. 57   A. McQueen
Okanagan, No. 58   F. W. Andrew
Orchard City, No. 59
Little Mountain, No.
60
rview
Grandview, JNo
Prince Rupert,
Corbin, No. 64
Park. No. 66  .
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Also that the following Past Grand
Lodge Degree:—
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Representatives
.A. F. Prentice
W. Bailey
.R. N. McNair
. W. A. Duncan
J. H. Glass
J. F. Waddell
J. Ay re
.R. L. Spruston
.Leslie V. Rogers
.J. W. Smart
S .C. Horel
.J. F. Falukner
T. F. Elliott
.H. O. Morgan
.A, Douglas
.G. W. Pellam
.R. C. Smith
Alternates.
J.  Lundie
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J. Robertson
W. Hunter
G. Bellamy
G. F. Dempsey
D. Lumsden
C.  Singleton
C. Newton
Fisher
A. McLean
W. Armstrong
Goldsmith
C. Graham
M.  Parker
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W.
R. H. Neelands
E. E. Elliott
A. E. Cameron
J. A.  Fraser
J. W. O'Connor
W.  G. Barrie
T. T. Jackson
G. W. M. Taylor
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.L.  W.  Bick, A. McCabe.
.J. Minto, J. Murkar, N. L. Dunn,
.S. A. Lewar, H. Orr, S. Bowell.
.T. Graham, D. MacKenzie.
R.   McCourt.
Carmichael.
A. H. Street.
C. Mulligan.
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. G.   McBroome,
.J.  Lowery,  R.
.A. H. Turvey,
.C. C. Cooke, C.
.G. MacBeth.
.E. McD. Williston, A. G. Gulland,
C. Wilson.
.W. McLellan.
. C.  North,  C.  Newsome.
. C.  Sullivan.
.W. P. Ogilvie, R. A. Perry.
.A.  Bradford.
.C. L. Wales, D. Small.
.W. Evans, J. Duncan.
.T. E. Garrett, A. E. Foster.
.G.  Fitchell, J. Thomson.
,G. C. Clark, D. Campbell.
.V. Der Taylor.
.J. O. Haddock.
.C. S. Barton, G. G. Steeves.
A. Moore, H. Warris.
A. Merrithew.
Ogilvie, T. E. Inkman.
D. Mitchell,   R.  E.  Plewman,
D. R. Mcintosh, J. Walker.
G. Pond, R. Halcrow.
.J. Weatherbee, A. McLanders.
.R. E. McMillan, W. Hicks.
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.R. Dixon, J.  H. Turnley.
.W. J. Evans, W. Douglas.
.A. Pitman, J. A. McKay.
.A.  Lindley,  B.  D.  Logan.
.E. E. Barnes, W. Ross.
.W. Bailey, A. F. Prentice.
.R. N. McNair, W. Hunter.
.G.  Bellamy, W. A.  Duncan.
.L.  B.  De  Gero. ilc:
.J.  Gellately,  C. Willarson.
.J. Ayre, R. C. Singlton.
.F.  E. Atkinson.
.G. W. Armstrong, A. H. F. Martin, R. J. Glasgow.
.C. Olson, A. Goldsmith, A. McQueen.
. F. W. Andrew, E. C. Graham.
.W. M.# Parker, L. V. Rogers, J. H.
Middleton, F. Armstrong.
J. W. Smart, S. C. Horel, T. C.
Ringrose.
.T.  F. Elliott, M. S. Terry.
.H. W. Merkley, H. O. Morgan,
A. S. Whiteside.
.H.  M.  Daggett, J.  W.  McKinley.
.G. W.  Pellam.
. G. W. M. Taylor, R. C. Smith.
.F. Hickling, C. L. Dearing, J. H.
Dillon, F. Berchtoki, F. C.
Powell, W. E.  Kenzie.
Bro. E. G. Calvalsky, P.G.R., reports that he conferred the
Grand Lodge Degree on Bros. Hickling, Dearing, Dillon, Berch-
told, Powell and L. G. Bennett during his official visit to Dawson
Lodge No. 1, as the Special Representative of the Grand Master.
Your Committee also recommend that F. Gowen, of Onward
Lodge, No. 62, Manitoba, be given the Grand Lodge Degree.
Signed by the Committee.
The following telegram was read and ordered to be
received and suitably acknowledged:
Kamloops, B.C., June 9.
F. Davey,
Grand Secretary I.O.O.F., Grand Lodge of B.C.,
Victoria.
Officers and members of Tatnai Lodge, No. 9, extend hearty
greetings and best wishes for a prosperous session upon the occasion of the golden anniverstary of Oddfellowship in B.C.
x t~ It     TEDDER,
Noble   Grand.
Bros. T. Calvert, P.G., and D. C. Hopper, P.G., of the
Jurisdiction of Manitoba, and N. A. Washburn, of the Jurisdiction of Iowa, were introduced and heartily welcomed.
It was on motion Resolved, That Bro. W. A. Johnstone,
P.G.M., No. 26, be appointed Transportation Oerk, and au-
i-l,S* **-**•*«* 3515
thorized to sign the Standard Certificates of Representatives
and others attending this Session.
The Grand Marshal retired and introduced the Past
Grands in waiting, and the Grand Lodge Degree was conferred
on the following: L. W. Bick, A. McCabe, G. Ohapple, No. 1;
H. Tompsett, N. L. Dunn, K. Ferguson, No. 2; W. H. Orr,
No. 3; D. MacKenzie, D. A. Henry, No. 4; R. McCourt, No. 5
J. Lowery, R:. Carmichael, No. 6; A. H. Turvey, V. H. Street
No. 7; C. C. Cooke, C. C. Mulligan, No. 8; A. R. Bentley, No
9; E. McD. Williston, R. Bumstead, A. G. Gulland, C. Wilson
No. 10;NW. McLellan. No. 11; G. H. Knight, No. 12; W. H
Gowen, No. 13; R. A. Perry, No. 14; C. L. Wales, E. E. Robinson, No. 16; J. Duncan, W Evans, No. 17; J. Thomson, No.
19; G. C. Clark, No. 20; R. Sanderson, T. A. Matthews, G. G.
Steeves, No. 24; H. Warris,, W. Meldrum, D. G. Campbell,
D. F. Nunn, No. 26; R. A. Merrirhew, No. 27; D. R. Mcintosh, R. E. Plewman, No. 36; R. Halcrow, No. 38; A. Mc-
Landers, No. 39; R. E. McMillan, No. 40; R. Dixon, J. H.
Turnley, No. 42; W. Douglas, W. J. Evans, No. 43; A. Pitman, No. 44; F. Downey, B. D. Logan, J. M. Currie, No. 45;
A. F. Prentice, W. Bailey, No. 47; W. Hunter, No. 48; W. A.
Duncan, No. 50; L. B. De Gero, No. 51; J. Ayre,, No. 53;
C. J. Tyler, A. C. Newton, No. 54; F. E. Atkinson, No. 55;
R. J. Glasgow, No. 56; A. McQueen, No. 57; L. V. Rogers,
J. H. Middleton, No. 59; T. C. Ringrose, J. W. Smart, S. C
Horel, No. 60; T. F. Elliott, No. 61; H. O. Morgan, A. S.
Whiteside, No. 62; A. Douglas, No. 63; G. WlPellam, No. 64;
G. W. M. Taylor, R. C. Smith, No. 66. t Mf
The Grand Master appointed A. Henderson, P. G. M., No.
2, F. E. Simpson, P.G.M., No. 42, as a Committee to introduce
a deputation from the Rebekah Assembly. The deputation
was admitted and conveyed the fraternal greetings and best
wishes of the Assembly for a successful meeting1 of the Grand
Lodge, whidi were suitably acknowledged, and the deputation
withdrew.
The Roll Call of  the Officers   and   Representatives was
called.
.The Grand Master made the necessary appointments to
fill the Standing Committees, and announced that he would also
appoint Special Committees for this Session on Statistics re
Dues and Benefits, Correspondence, Oddfellows' Home,
Rebekah Degree, Resolutions, and Insurance.
The Committees appointed were as follbws:
Finance—D/ H. Proudfoot, Xo. 16; R. J. Glasgow, No. 56;
W. J. Gilliland, No. 1; A. McQueen, No. 57; A. Adams, No. 27;
A. S. Killam, No. 14. 3516
Appeals—C. F. H. Craig, No. 24; A. F. Prentice, No. 47; W. J.
Evans, No. 43; G. T. Baker, No. 21; R. Halcrow, No. 38; J. C.
Davies, No. 19.
Laws of Subordinates—Grand Secretary, J. Wilby, No. 2; A. R.
Bently, No. 9; W. H. Cowen, No. 13; F. Downey, No. 45; R. Dixon,
No. 42.
Petitions—J. T. Wood, No. 34; W. H. Orr, No. 3; A. C. Cooke,
No. 8; C. North, No. 12; A. McLanders,, No. 39; D. R. Mcintosh,
No. 36.
State of the Order—J. H. Glass, No. 51; I. R Lawrence, No. 3;
A. J. Laidlaw, No. 20; R. E. Plewman, No. 36; A. C. Newton, No.
54; R. A. Perry, No. 14.
Legislation—H. £ooks, No. 28; C. I. Chapman, No. 9; F. F.
Forneri, No. 2; W. G. Pond, No. 38; W. Bailey, No. 47; F. T.
Elliott, No. 61.
Judiciary—T. B. Godfrey, No. 26; T. C. Hubbard, No. 1; A. G.
Gulland, No. 10; J. C. Tait, No. 46; E. C. Graham, No. 58; A.
Douglas, No. 63.
Mileage and Per Diem.—J. F. Faulkner, No. 61; G. W. Pel-
lam, No. 64; W. Hunter, No. 48; A. H. Turvey, No. 7; J. Lowery,
No. 6; R. D. Mackenzie, No. 15.
Printing—Grand Secretary, A. J. Cleary, No. 4; J. R. Ritchie,
No. 8; E. H. Turnley, No. 42; R. E. McMillan, No. 40; R. C. Smith,
No. 66.
Statistics re Dues and Benefits—Grand Secretary, H. McKenzie, No. 5; J. Thomson, No. 19; C. L. Wales, No. 16; J. C. Smith,
No. .23; C. J. Tyler, No. 54.
Correspondence—J. W. Smart, No. 60; J. N. Currie, No. 45;
A. Pitman, No. 44; W. Evans, No. 17; W. McLellan, No. 11; S. C.
Horel, No. 60.
Oddfellows' Home—H. B. Gilmour, P.G.M., No. 10; D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3; A. Cleland, No 10; W. Law, P.G.M., No. 10;
T. F. Neelands, P.G.M., No. 8;   E. L. Webber, P.G.M., No. 27.
Rebekah Degree—E. McD Williston, No. 10; G. Knight, No.
12; A. H. Street, No. 7; J. F. Waddell, No. 52; R. McCourt, No. 5.
Resolutions—L. V.  Rogers,  No.  59;   H.  O.  Morgan,  No.  62;
F. E. Atkinson, No. 55; J. Ayre,, No. 53; W. A. Duncan, No. 50;
D. Mackenzie, No. 4.
Credentials—Grand Secretary, D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No.
3; J. Crossan, P.G.M., No. 5.
Distribution—T. F. Neelands, P.G.M., No. 8; W. Hogg, P.G.M.,
No. 10; F. E. Simpson, P.G.M., No. 42.
Insurance—F. Cuming, No. 18; R. A. Merrithew, No. 27; W.
Douglas, No. 43; J. P. McKenzie,, No. 46; R. Carmichael, No.- 6;
G. C. Clark, No. 20.
Bro. Russell, P.G., of the Jurisdiction of Saskatchewan,
was introduced and cordially welcomed.
The Grand Secretary submitted the Reports of the Grand
Officers in printed form, which were ordered to be received
and referred to the Committee on Distribution. 3517
GRAND MASTERS
I 1   REPORT
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. O. O.P.:
Brethren:—
Another year has rolled away, and we meet once more here
in the beautiful and historical City of Victoria, the birthplace of
British Columbia Odd Fellowship. Let us give thanks to the All
Wise and Supreme Ruler of the Universe for His manifold
mercies in permitting us to again assemble in this grand old city
of brotherly love, in this year of rejoicing and general jubilee,
to legislate for the general good.
To this the fortieth annual Session I bid you all a hearty
and fraternal welcome. On this occasion of pur meeting there will
be many outside attractions. I trust you will remember your
duties as Representatives and will not let pleasure interfere with
what you owe to your lodges. I wish to emphasize the admonition
expresesd by my predecessor in this: Do not go back with only
a remembrance of the many pleasures you have enjoyed, absorb
all the knowledge you can; post yourselves in the unwritten
work, so you may be in a position to correct any mistakes by
the officers of your lodge.
I wish to draw your attention to the fact that several lodges
addressed requests for Dispensations to P. G. M. Johnstone from
four to six weeks after last Session, causing delay in replies, and
inconvenience to Bro. Johnstone. This should not happen;—the
Representatives should at least be able to inform their lodges of
the name and residence of their Grand Master.
One year ago when you selected me to the honorable position
of Grand Master, I did not realize all it entailed, but I have
endeavored to fill the position to the best of my ability. If I
have failed it is my misfortune, and not for the want of trying
to help in the uplift of this great Order of ours. In my official
visits, it was a great pleasure to meet the Brothers, of this
Jurisdiction, and have the glad hand of brotherly love extended on
all occasions. In many of the lodges I have visited, no candidates
had been admitted during the term. On these I endeavored to
impress the necessity of keeping up the interest;—if no material
to draw from, to use a dummy; get up competitive teams,—anything to create an interest and keep the membership together.
Many of the Past Grands (who should support their officers by
their presence and Counsel) were out for the first time in months
and in some cases years, their excuse being nothing doing, what
was the use in coming?     I am glad to say in all cases that they 3518
promised to do better in future and would endeavor to enthuse the
brothers in the work and look forward to brighter days.
I have visited personally or by Special Deputy every lodge in
the Jurisdiction with the exception of Cariboo, No. 63, at South
Fort George. Owing to the lateness of the season and lack of
transportation facilities I was not able to make it.
STATE   OF  THE   ORDER
Owing to the general depression the Order has not progressed
as rapidly as I had wished for, our net gain being only about five
per cent. Lost a large number by suspension for non-payment of
dues. I am pleased to say that most of the Lodges are financially;
strong.
In compliance with the recommendation of the Committee on
the State of the Order, I instructed the late Bro. Mummery
(through the Grand Secretary) to reclaim Charter and effects
of Camborne Lodge, No. 49, they having neglected to forward
reports and per capita tax. The Charter and Regalia, etc., was
sent to the Grand Secretary, but before Bro. Mummery had been
able to complete his report, he was taken suddenly ill and passed
away in Nelson hospital.
September 4th I appointed D. D. G. M. A. Goldsmith to superintend the mergment of Trout Lake Lodge, No. 41, with Sunshine
Lodge, No. 57, at Kaslo. This was completed on September 25th
in accordance with By-law, No. 8, of the Grand Lodge, and the
Charter and Rituals sent to the Grand Secretary.
DISPENSATIONS FOR NEW REBEKAH LODGES
June 25th, renewed dispensation and commission granted by
Grand Master Johnstone for institution of "Illahie" Rebekah
Lodge, No. 30, at Central Park. Have also granted Dispensations
and issued commissions for the institution of Rebekah Lodges at
Michel, Summerland, Merritt, Vancouver, Eburne and Kelowna.
SUBORDINATE LODGES
May 1st, 1914, granted Dispensation for Ridgely Lodge, No. 22,
South Vancouver, to be instituted on May 19th, by D. D. G. M.
Dr. A. H. Davies.
May 4th, 1914, granted Dispensation to Fidelity Lodge, No. 25,
to be instituted at Mission City May 9th, by D.D.G.M. I. R.
Lawrence, District No. 2.
All to operate until this Grand Lodge in regular session
authorizes the issuing of Charters for same, or otherwise. I
would recommend that Charters be granted.
OFFICIAL ACTS
On the occasion of my official visit to Pacific Lodge, No. 26,
November, 1913, had the honor of presenting on behalf of this
Grand Lodge a P. G. M. Jewel to our much beloved Brother, W.
A. Johnstone, P.G.M., and am requested to convey to this Grand
Lodge Brother Johnstone's grateful acknowledgement for this
token of kindness.
On April 4th, 1914, authorized the Grand Secretary to purchase
furniture, etc., to fit up office in a suitable and comfortable manner.
Grants for this purpose were made in 1911, 1912 and 1913, but not 3519
all used, Bro. Davey using his own home. This year we will have
so many prominent visitors from all parts that it was thought
advisable to have a suitable office.
December 11, 1913, extended an invitation to the Grand Sire
to visit this Grand Lodge on the occasion of our annual session,
June 10th, 1914, and received the following reply:—
San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 24th, 1913.
Mr. R. Dudley,
Grand Master,
Fernie, B. C.
Dear Sir and Brother:—
Your letter of the llth of December was duly received, inviting
me to visit your Gand Lodge on the occasion of its annual session
at Victoria on June 10th and llth.
It would be a great pleasure to me to meet with the Odd
Fellows of British Columbia, but it will be impossible for me to
do so. My private affairs, the preparation of my official report,
which must be ready by July 1st, and the great distance to be
travelled, and the time it would take, together with the fact that
I have to be at Atlantic City to meet with the Committee on
Printing and Supplies about that time, will prevent me from
accepting your very kind and courteous invitation.
I hope this has been a prosperous year for Odd Fellowship in
your Jurisdiction.    I remain,
Yours fraternally,
' (Signed)    C.  A.   KELLAR,
Grand   Sire.
I appointed Brother E. L. Webber, P.G.M., as a delegate to
convey the fraternal greetings of this Grand Body to the Alberta
Grand Lodge at their session held at Medicine Hat last February.
I also appointed him Representative of this Grand Lodge to a
meeting of the Court of Governors of the Anti-Tuberculosis
Society of B. C, held in Vancouver, March 18th, 1914. Bro.
Webber's reports are attached:
Vancouver, B. C,
February 20th,   1914.
R. Dudley, Esq.,
Grand Master, Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.,
Fernie, B. C.
Dear Sir and Bro.:—
I beg to report that as the Fraternal Delegate from the Grand
Lodge of British Columbia to attend the annual session of the
Grand Lodge of the Jurisdiction of Alberta, held in the city of
Medicine Hat, Alta., on the 16th to 19th inst., I arrived in time
to attend the Grand Encampment sessions on Monday, the 16th,
also attended the sessions of the Grand Lodge on Tuesday and
Wednesday, the 17th and 18th, and the first session of the Rebekah
Assembly on Thursday, the 19th. On each occasion I was very
cordially received, introduced, welcomed and received with the
Honors of the Order. Each Grand Body gave me the opportunity
of addressing them, which I did, conveying to them the fraternal
greetings from the several Grand Bodies of this Jurisdiction. 3520
By request I had the honor of performing several duties of an
official nature, viz.:—At the close of the Grand Encampment, presenting to the retiring Grand Patriarch, Bro. A. E. May, of
Edmonton, a Past Grand Patriarch's Jewel; at the close of the
Grand Lodge, presenting a Past Grand Master's Jewel to Bro. R.
Hill Fairley, of Calgary, the retiring Grand Master, and also at
the request of Medicine Hat Lodge, No. 3, presenting a Veteran's
Jewel to  a
residing: in
brother a member of a lodge in Ontario, and now
Medicine Hat. Together with Bro. F. J. Reynolds,
Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan, and Fraternal
Delegate from that Grand Body. I acted as Teller in the election
of Grand Lodge officers.
On Monday evening I attended at the dedication of a handsome new Temple recently erected by Medicine Hat Lodge, No. 3,
having the honor of accompanying the Grand Master and other
officiating officers, and of addressing the large gathering present.
On Tuesday evening I witnessed the exemplification of the
Initiatory and First Degrees, the former by the Degree Team of
Medicine Hat Lodge, No. 3, and the latter by a joint team from
the Calgary City Lodges, and on Wednesday evening witnessed
the exemplification of the Second and Third Degrees, the former
by the Degree Team of Winnifred Lodge, No. 67, Winnifred, and
the Third Degree by the Degree Team of Mountain View Lodge,
No. 4, Macleod. The work of all these teams was of a very high
order, and was both interesting and instructive.
The benefit of these fraternal visits is not so much in what
good a Delegate may grasp and bring back to his brethren, as
the great good he may impart to the Jurisdiction visited, in the
way of uniting us more and more together as one great
Brotherhood.
The brethren of Alberta did everything possible while I was
with them, to make my visit a pleasant one.
Thanking you, Grand Master, for doing me the honor of
appointing me as Fraternal Delegate, I am,
Respectfully and fraternally,
E.  L. WEBBER,
Past Grand Master.
Vancouver, B. C,
April 9th, 1914.
R. Dudley, Esq.,
Grand Master, I.O.O.F.,*
Fernie, B. C.
Dear Sir and Bro.:—
I beg to report that acceeding to your request of the 9th ult,
I attended the meeting of the Court of Governors of the Anti-
Tuberculosis Society of British Columbia, held on March 18th, and
adjourned meeting thereof held on April 1st, as representative of
the Grand Lodge of this Jurisdiction.
The meetings were held in the Board of Trade rooms in the
City of Vancouver, and were fairly well attended.
The reports of the Board of Directors and Officers showed that
a total of 218 patients were treated during the year 1913, that at
all times during the year there has been a long waiting list, but no 3521
accommodation for them ,that a very large number of the patients
are far advanced cases which the Society is compelled to accept,
and that the Institution is sadly in need of funds.
Dr. Vrooman, the Medical Superintendent, in his report says:
"There were admitted during the year 1913, 123 patients, 15.4%
were incipient, 24.4% moderately advanced, 60.2% far advanced. A
careful perusal of our tables will show that 75% of incipient cases
can be cured, and of these 80% remain cured and able to earn
their living.
As a large proportion of the patients are non-paying, the
Sanatorium shows a large deficit for the year, and the Directors
find it extremely difficult to finance the Institution. The general
public has to be depended upon largely for support, as the
Government does not see its way to provide the funds to meet the
deficit.
Your Representative was elected a member of the Board of
Directors for the current year.
Thanking you for honoring me with the appointment, I am,
Fraternally yours,
I! E. L. WEBBER, §
Past Grand Master.
Finding that Bro. E. G. Cavalsky, P.G.R., was about to pay a
visit to Dawson, Y.T., and Prince Rupert, B.C., I took advantage
of this to appoint him as a Special Deputy to visit the Lodges at
these far distant points. His report is attached, from which it
will be seen that his visit was beneficial and much appreciated:
REPORT OF OFFICIAL VISITS BY SPECIAL
I DEPUTY, E. G. CAVALSKY, P.G.R.
September 3rd, 1913—I visited Dawson Lodge, No. la; was
met by a committee of Dawson Odd Fellows and spent the day
sight-seeing. In the evening I met some 52 brothers, presided over
by a splendid set of officers who handle the lodge in a businesslike manner. They put one candidate through the Third Degree,
and the charges from the N. G. down to the Supporters were
given in an earnest and instructive manner that could but make
a lasting impression upon the candidate. Their floor work (the
old work) was very good, and one and all deserve credit for their
work. The lodge books and papers are of the latest system, and
efficient officers have charge of them.
Dawson Lodge, No. la, have a membership of 170 in good
standing, have $700.00 in cash, own their hall valued at $6,000.00
(without encumbrances), nicely furnished and comfortable; have
just placed an order for a new outfit of Officers' Robes and
Regalia. The Lodge Room is on the second floor, size 35 x 62 feet
with ante-rooms. On the first floor they have a large dining
hall, kitchen and a reading and billiard room with all the latest
magazines and papers, so their personal comfort is well looked
after. Both the Encampment and Rebekah branches are represented in the Yukon, both in good healthy condition.
The brothers were pleased to have an official visit from a
Representative of the Grand Lodge, as it had been one of their
greatest hopes that by affiliating with this Jurisdiction they
would get in closer touch with the outside brothers, and be able 3522
to send a Representative to  Grand Lodge, or occasionally get a
visit from the G. M. or his Representative.
One great draw-back to this lodge is the long time it takes
for a letter to reach the outside and answer to return, therefore
when a Dispensation is wanted from the G. M., they have to write
a month before they need it, so Dawson Lodge wishes the Grand
Lodge, of B. C. to take up the ^question of granting greater power
to the D. D. G. M. than he has at present, so as to do away with
a great loss of time and preventing in many instances unintentionally breaking the Constitution.
Conferred the Grand Lodge Degree on six Past Grands, names
and certificates forwarded to Grand Secretary. Social evening
after lodge closed. Was entertained by auto drives to the different
creeks and forks.
September 16th, 1913—Met by D.D.G.M. A. Douglas. In the
evening I visited Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 63. Was greeted by
some 44 brothers, of whom 9 were visitors. They have a membership of 84 at the present time, and are hopeful of having 100
before expiration of term. The N. G. has the work well in hand
and is ably assisted by the other officers. Their books are well
kept. The funds of the lodge are not very large, but in spite of
this they are optimistic, and at the meeting practically decided to
secure a lot, and if possible erect a building of their own. They
have a lot of earnest and energetic members, brothers of the right
kind, always willing to help the distressed and those in need.
Entertained at smoker after lodge, and well looked after
while in Prince Rupert.
Extract from Letter received from D.D.G.M. C. L. Dearing,
District No. 38, Dawson City, Y.T.:
"During the all too short visit of Brother Cavalsky, we found
him a true Odd Fellow, a most congenial person and a very sympathetic listener. In the course of his address he made some
valuable suggestions which, if observed, will lead to absolute
harmony in our ranks. In short, his visit was a great benefit to
Dawson Lodge, No. la, and I hope also that your Grand Body
will realize that you did not draw a "dead one" when you accepted
us in your Jurisdiction, and that your successor in office will see
the benefit derived by such official visits and cause District No. 38
to be included in his itinerary next year or send a Representative
who is as conscientious in his work as was your Special Deputy,
Brother E. G. Cavalsky."
APPOINTMENTS
Bro. Jones, D.D.G.M. for District No. 4, having removed, I
appointed Brother William Ross, *\G., of Harmony Lodge, No. 6,
in his stead.-
Bro. Smith, D.D.G.M. for District No. 18, having removed
from Ashcroft, appointed I. Lehman, P.G., in his stead.
As no name had been submitted by Cariboo Lodge, No. 65, at
last session, appointed Bro. G. McGaughey, P.G., as D.D.G.M.
Bro. Hyslop, D.D.G.M. for District No. 36, having removed
from Merritt, appointed Bro. W. H. Cowan, P.G., in his stead. 3523
DECISIONS
The very few questions submitted for decision shows that the
membership are becoming better posted and that harmony prevails
throughout the Jurisdiction.
From Key City Lodge, No. 42.—Question: Do all Special Committees appointed by the N. G. during his term of office retire
automatically at the end of the term if not otherwise discharged?
Answer: Art. 10, Sec. 1, Constitution of Subordinates, says
terms shall commence 1st of January and July and end on the day
the succeeding one commences, therefore would take it, according
to parliamentary law, that all appointments made by the N. G.
expires at the same time and would so decide, subject to Rule 22.
From Tatnai Lodge, No. 98, through D.D.G.M. Chute.—
Question: What is the interpretation of non-affiliated Odd Fellows
as it occurs in Sec. 4, Art. 2, of the Constitution?
Answer: Brothers taking Withdrawal Cards and failing to
deposit same within the required limit, one year.
From Selkirk Lodge, No. 12.—Question: When, where and
how should a candidate be examined in the previous degrees,
before being advanced.
Answer: In absence of any law governing, by a Committee of
three qualified brothers in the ante-room previous to being
admitted.
Would suggest that this matter be considered at this meeting
so that the examination be made uniform.
PROCLAMATIONS
Following the usual custom I have caused to be issued the
following Proclamations:—
28 January, 1914—By instructions of the Grand Sire, enjoining
all Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction from purchasing or
subscribing for "The Sovereign Odd Fellow" for distribution in
the Lodges and from permitting said paper to be received, read or
discussed in the Lodge Room, the proprietor of said paper, A. C.
Veach, of Gravette, Ark., being guilty of contempt of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge.
14 March, 1914—Issued the usual Anniversary Proclamation.
5 May, 1914—Issued the usual Memorial Day Proclamation.
DISPENSATIONS  GRANTED
June 23rd, 1913—
To Fairview Lodge, No. 61: To remove Charter, furniture, etc.,
to new hall on corner of 7th and Granville streets, Vancouver,
June 26th, 1913—
To Cheam Lodge, No. 28: To hold public installation July 13th,
1913.
To Rossland Lodge, No. 36: To elect and install Bro. Plauman,
a Scarlet Degree member, as Noble Grand, all qualified
members refusing to act.
June 28th, 1913
To Gateway Lodge, No. 45: To hold picnic under the auspices
of the lodge. 3524
July 3rd, 1913—
To Enterprise Lodge, No. 43: To hold joint installation, with
Rossland Lodge, No. 36, and Deborah Rebekah Lodge, No. 13,
July 8th, 1913.
July 10th, 1913—
TA Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46: To elect Bro. Reid to chair of
Vice; Grand, he being a Third Degree member, all eligible
refusing to accept.
July 30th, 1913—
To Dawson Lodge, No. la: To elect a Third Degree member
to the chair of Noble Grand, all qualified brothers refusing
to serve.
August 13th, 1913—
To North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55: To hold an "At Home"
August 22nd, and to wear badges.
To Vancouver Lodge, No. 8: To open regular meeting at 7.30
p.m. in order that business might be concluded early and
allow the members to attend an "At Home" at North
Vancouver.
August 21st, 1913—
To Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47: To open at 7.30 p.m. and confer
Second and Third Degrees on candidate.
To Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18: To prepare Float for parade
on Labor Day, provided "paraphernalia" of the Order is not
used.
September llth, 1913—
To Slocan Lodge, No. 40:    To appear in regalia for the purpose
of attending Divine Service.
September 15th, 1913—
To Island Lodge, No. 24: To hold Dance and Social on evening
of Friday, September 19th, 1913.
September 25th, 1913—
To Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46: To hold Roll Call and Social
evening, November 3rd, 1913.
September 25th, 1913—
To Penticton Lodge, No. 51: To elect a Third Degree member
from floor of Lodge to chair of Vice Grand, all qualified
members refusing to act.
October 4th, 1913—
To   Michel   Lodge,   No.   54:    To   hold   ball   under   auspices   of
Order October 31st, 1913.
October 7th, 1913—
To Kootenay Lodge, No. 16: To appear in public in Regalia
at a funeral.
October 14th, 1913—
To Royal City Lodge, No. 3: To hold ball on October 29th
and December 31st, 1913.
October 20th,  1913— & - "# ' /■
To Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 53:    To hold ball on October 31st,
1913.
To-Princeton Lodge, No. 52:    To hold ball on November 14th,
1913. October 29th, 1913—
To   Slocan   Lodge,   No.
Reeralia at same.
3525
40:    To   hold   ball   and   to   appear   in
November 4th, 1913—    .
To Mount Fernie Lodge, No. 47:    To hold ball on November
28th, 1913.
To  Dawson  Lodge,  No.  la:    To hold ball under the auspices
of the Order.
52:    To  remove  Charter,  etc.,  from
O. F. hall.
To  hold annual ball  on or  about
November 14th, 1913—
To  Princeton Lodge,  No.
present hall to new I. O
To Cheam  Lodge,  No.  28
December 12th, 1913.
To Aaron Lodge, No. 14: To open lodge half hour earlier on
November 19th, and hold social and dance in hall afterwards.
November 20th, 1913—
To Penticton Lodge, No. 51:    To confer the Initiatory Degree
by wearing official collars only.
November 21st, 1913—
To Royal City Lodge, No. 3 and Amity Lodge, No. 27: To hold
a series of social evenings on 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays,
conjointly with Beulah Rebekah Lodge, No. 5, from date until
March 31st, 1914.
December 6th, 1913—
To Abbotsford Lodge, No. 20: To elect a Noble Grand from
floor of Lodge, all eligible members declining to act.
December 8th, 1913—
To Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. 19: To give a benefit dance in
aid of widow of deceased Odd Fellow.
December 13th, 1914—
To Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 53: To remove Charter, books and
effects from present hall to Methodist church which had been
fitted up for hall.
December 22nd, 1913—
To Royal City and Amity Lodges, No.. 3 and 27:    To hold public
installation January 14th, 1914.
December 26th, 1913—
To Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46:    To elect a Third Degree member
to   chair   of   Noble   Grand,   providing   all   qualified   brothers
refuse to act.
December 29th, 1913—
To Rossland Lodge, No. 36: To hold joint public installation
January 12th, 1914, with Enterprise Lodge, No. 43, Trail, and
Deborah Rebekah Lodge, No. 13, Rossland.
January 21st, 1914—
To Coronation Lodge, No. 48: To hold annual ball January
30th, and appear at same in Regalia of the Order.
February 9th, 1914-^
To Orchard City Lodge, No. 59:' To hold an "At Home"
February 17th, 1914.
February 13th, 1914—
To Pittitko Lodge, No. 13: To appear in Regalia at funeral
of brother's wife. No.   18:    To  hold  an   "At  Home"
No.   63:    To   hold   social   evening:
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February 12th, 1914—
To Vancouver Lodge, No. 8:    To open lodge at 7.30 February
27th in order to get through business and have social evening.
February 19th, 1914—
To Aaron Lodge, No. 14: To hold social and dance on evening
of February 25th, 1914.
February 23rd, 1914—
To   Vernon  Valley  Lodge,
March 4th, 1914.
February 24th, 1914—
To   Prince   Rupert   Lodge,
March 3rd, 1914.
March 2nd, 1914—
To Island Lodge, No. 24:    To hold dance under the auspices
of the Order Thursday evening, March 12th, 1914.
March 21st, 1914—
To Penticton Lodge, No. 51: To hold an "At Home," under
the auspices of the Order in Stewart's Hall, March 26th, 1914,
and wear Badges.
March 27th, 1914—
To   Selkirk   Lodge,   No.   12:
1st, 1914.
March 30th, 1914—
To Gateway Lodge, No. 45:
1914.
April 13th, 1914—
To Western Star Lodge, No
To   hold   an   "At   Home"   April
To hold annual ball April,  13th.
10:    To celebrate the twenty-fifth
anniversary of Lodge by Roll Call and Banquet, May 7th, 1914.
To  Mount  Fernie  Lodge,  No.  47:    To  hold a ball under the
auspices of the Order, April 27th, 1914.
April 24th, 1914—
To   Kootenay  Lodge,   No.  16:    To  hold  a  basket  social,  etc.,
April 24th, 1914.
OFFICIAL VISITS
September 27th, 1913—Visited Michel Lodge, No. 54. Good
attendance. Finances in good shape; own their own hall; Initiatory
Degree conferred on one candidate in very fair manner, presented
two Past Grands' Jewels. A social evening closed a very pleasant
and I hope profitable meeting.
September 29th, 1913—Accompanied by Grand Conductor
Steadman and D. D. G. M. Spruston, visited Corbin Lodge, No. 64.
Conditions here have not been very favorable for the past few
years, a large number of members having left for other parts;
still had fair attendance of enthusiastic brothers. Business conducted, and finances in good shape. Initiatory Degree conferred
in fair manner. Social evening spent in short speeches and song.
P.D.D.G.M. Sproule showed me all the interesting sights.
September 30th, 1913—Visited Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 53,
accompanied by D.D.G.M. Grant This lodge dropped very low
after the strike of 1911, its members having scattered, but is
apparently taking a new lease of life. Had a good number of
live brothers present. Conferred the First Dfegree in a very satisfactory   manner.       Good   staff   of  officers.    Everything  in   good
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shape.    Pleasant after meeting was spent in short speeches, song
and recitations.
October' 6th, 1913—Accompanied by D. G. M. White, visited
Key City Lodge No. 42. Had a good meeting, the brothers
turning out well. Lodge business well conducted. The Second
Degree was conferred in a splendid manner. After lodge closed
sat down to one of those splendid banquets for which the boys
of the Banana Belt are noted. A pleasant evening was spent in
addresses by D. G. M. White and others.
October 7th, 1913—Accompanied by D. G. M. White and five
brothers of Key City Lodge, No. 42, visited Wildey Lodge, No. 44.
Great praise must be given to the few members left in Moyie, who
have so courageously stuck together and kept this lodge alive,
ever looking forward to brighter days in the future when they
will be reunited. They meet regularly every Tuesday night. If
not enough to open they chase around until they find the necessary fifth man and go through routine business. They are fairly
strong, both numerically and financially, and the membership are
very loyal. I had the pleasure of meeting several of their members
in other lodges, and one brother, under the good of the Order
at our Rossland meeting said that he had been asked to transfer
but would not think of it until he was assured that there were at
least thirty members residing in Moyie. We spent a very enjoyable
evening and endeavored to encourage them to the best of our
ability.    A wild duck banquet was provided.
Octobebr 8th, 1913—Visited Kootenay Lodge, No. 16.. Had a
good attendance considering it was not their regular night. This
lodge has a fine staff of officers and well posted. Second Degree
conferred in fine style. Books and finances in good shape. At the
after-meeting the sisters of Queen City Rebekah Lodge No. 16
were admitted and a very nice social evening was spent.
October 9th, 1913—Visited Rossland Lodge, No. 36. Although
this lodge has not been doing very much in the way of adding to
its membership this term, I find the officers well posted in the
work, and the business conducted in an efficient manner. Good
turn-out. Initiatory Degree conferred in fairly good shape. After
the lodge closed, adjourned to the Banquet Hall, where the sisters
of Deborah Rebekah Lodge awaited us, and a very pleasant social
evening was spent. P. G. M. Embleton and Brothers Winn and
Plewman saw that I did not have any idle time while in their
beautiful city.
October 10th, 1913—Visited Enterprise Lodge, No. 43. Good
attendance. Fine staff of officers. Initiatory Degree conferred in
excellent manner. No Rituals in sight; spent a very pleasant
evening.
October llth, 1913—Visited Boundary Valley Lodge, No. 38.
Fair attendance. This lodge has had no work this term. Financially it is in good circumstances. Although no degree work on,
spent a very enjoyable time discussing several subjects.
October 13th, 1913—Visited Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46, accompanied by Grand Chaplain McDougall. The members are very
enthusiastic in their work. Lodge, financially, in good condition.
Initiatory Degree conferred in fine style.
October 14th, 1913—Accompanied by D. D. G. M. Kavanagh
visited  Gateway Lodge,  No.  45.    Large  attendance for a  special
Good and proficient officers.    Lodge finances in splendid 3528
shape. Initiatory Degree conferred in very fine manner. Had
very interesting after meeting. Was well looked after by Brothers
Baker, Kavanagh, McCallum and Spraggett.
October 15th, 1913—Being obliged to remain over at Orroville,
Wash., on my way to Princeton, and taking advantage of it being
the regular meeting night of the Odd Fellows, I paid them a
fraternal visit, and received a hearty welcome from the ten
members assembled, although I did not announce my official title.
Had a pleasant evening. With characteristic energy for a small
place, they are erecting a fine brick block and a good deal of time
was consumed in considering ways and means.
October 16th, 1913—Visited Princeton Lodge, 'No. 52. The
brothers here have been working under a great disadvantage on
account of not having a suitable hall to meet in. They have a
membership of sixty energetic brothers who look forward to a
bright future for Odd Fellowship in their city. A few of them
clubbed together and purchased a lot, which later on they gave
to the lodge, and now they have nearly completed a large one-
story hall, which they hope to occupy about the first of the
month. Later on they hope to add another story and convert the
lower part into stores. Had small attendance. Business conducted fairly well.
October 17th, 1913—En route to visit Summerland by auto
from Keremoes. Had the misfortune to have car break down,
delaying me several hours and was unable to reach there on time.
But I was ably represented by D. D. G. M. Glass, who reported
having a splendid meeting of enthusiastic brothers. They have a
fine bunch of officers. Conferred the Initiatory Degree in fine
style. These brothers take remarkable interest in the work and
hope to remain permanent custodians of cup donated by P. G. M.
Law for competition. After lodge closed adjourned to the basement of Methodist Church, where a banquet had been prepared
and the ladies in evidence. A 'pleasant evening was spent in
short speeches and a very able address by Bro. Glass.
October 18th, 1913—Accompanied by D. D. G. M. Glass, visited
Penticton Lodge, No. 51. A small attendance greeted us, partly
owing to calling a special meeting on Saturday night, their regular
meeting falling on Monday, Thanksgiving day, and some of the
members wished to attend another function. Their hall is too
small for fine floor work, but the charges in the Initiatory
Degree, which they conferred, was very good, especially the P. G.'s.
Spent Sunday and Monday as the guest of Bro. Glass and family.
October 21st, 1913—Accompanied by D. D. G. M. Glass,
visited Orchard City Lodge, No. 59. This lodge had not put on any
degree work this term. They have a fine set of well posted officers,
and I regret that the membership have not given them the support
they are entitled to. In Bro. Rogers, N.G., I find one of the best
presiding officers in the jurisdiction. The First Degree conferred
in very able manner,—no Rituals in sight. Spent a very pleasant
after meeting, and enjoyed the roasting the N. G. gave the non-
attenders especially the Past Grands; they took it in good part and
promised to do better in future.
October 22nd, 1913—Visited Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18.
Had a small attendance for their membership; business conducted
fairly well; have had no work on this term, consequently interest
was lacking. Books and finances in good shape; spent a pleasant
evening. 3529
October 23rd, 1913—Visited Coronation Lodge, No. 48. Small
attendance; books in good order; First Degree conferred in fair
manner;  officers not getting sufficient support from membership.
October 24th, 1913—Visited Eureka Lodge, No. 50. Very small
meeting; no work and no business; closed and had a very pleasant
social evening.
October 25th, 1913—Visited Mount Ida Lodge, No. 56. Greeted
by a small attendance; no degree work; business conducted with
promptness and dispatch; had a very interesting meeting^ which
was spent mostly in exemplifying the secret work of the different
degrees.
October 27th, 1913—Visited Tatnai Lodge, No. 9. Had a very
interesting meeting. Second Degree conferred in excellent manner.
Lodge numerically and financially strong. P. G. M. Simpson
present. After business was concluded the Rebekahs were
admitted, and a pleasant evening was spent P. G. M. Simpson and
other brothers and sisters addressed the gathering. Brothers
McBeth and Chapman showed me the sights.
October 28, 1913—Visited Pittitko Lodge, No. 13. A very
enthusiastic gathering greeted me. Splendid officers. Business
conducted and finances in good shape. Initiatory degree conferred
in fairly good style. After lodge closed, adjourned to one of the
hotels where an elaborate banquet was served, an enjoyable evening spent in speeches, song and recitations. Several of the
brothers took me for a long auto drive and pointed out the principal points of interest.
October 29th, 1913—Visited Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23—Only
three members present. They are working under a disadvantage
as most of their members are out of town, and it is a struggle to
retain the Charter; practically no material to draw from. They
are financially strong, own their hall and have $3,300 in funds.
October 30th, 1913—Visited Cheam Lodge, No. 28. Good turn
out; efficient and well posted officers; conferred the Initiatory
Degree in splendid style. Spent pleasant social evening after
business concluded. Bro. Fooks looked after me; considered I
would require k tonic after getting that far on my journey, so
introduced me to the hot springs.
October 31st, 1913—Accompanied by D. D. G. M. Yates, visited
Abbotsford Lodge, No. 20. Initiatory Degree conferred in very
fair manner; attendance small; finances in good shape. After
lodge closed had a very enjoyable social evening.
November 1st, 1913—Visited Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15. Very
good attendance considering that a large number of the members
live at some distance from the town. One enthusiastic brother
walked in ten miles to attend and returned home in the same
manner after the meeting. No degree work on. After routine
business spent a pleasant social evening.
November 3rd, 1913—Attended a joint meeting of Vancouver
Lodge, No. 8, Western Star Lodge, No. 10, and Pacific Lodge, No.
26, which was largely attended and graced by the presence of a
number of prominent Odd Fellows, Grand Treasurer Brown, Grand
Patriarch Cleland, Grand Representative Russell, D. D. G. M.
Thompson, Past Grand Masters Johnstone, Law, Webber and Neelands. No degree work put on as they considered I would be
tired of seeing it.    It is hardly necessary to state that these lodges
mmm 3530
have very efficient officers and the business is conducted in a No. 1
mannen Routine business concluded, closed and adjourned to the
banqueting hall. After partaking of the good'things the evening
was spent very pleasantly with speeches, etc.
November 4th, 1913—Met a joint meeting of Aaron Lodge, No.
14, and Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. 19. Good attendance.
Initiatory Degree conferred in a very satisfactory manner. Fine
staff of officers, well posted.
November 5th, 1913—Visited Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5,
met at the wharf by P. G. M. Crossan and P. G. R. Cavalsky.
Forty members present. No work or business. Owing to labor
troubles no progress made this term. Very good and proficient
officers. Finances in good shape. Had a very quiet meeting. Bro.
Cavalsky drove me around the city and showed me the sights.
November 7th, 1913—Visited Union Lodge, No, 11. Was met
at the Government wharf by several of the brothers and given an
auto drive to Cumberland. Had a very interesting meeting. Here
also labor troubles have retarded the growth of the membership.
Grand Herald Brown was present. No work or business of any
account coming up.    The evening was spent mostly in speeches.
November, 10th, 1913—Visited Harmony^Lodge, No. 6. Small
attendance on account of labor troubles. Business conducted with
promptness and dispatch. Officers well posted in the work. Had
a very nice social evening.
November llth, 1913—Visited Duncan Lodge, No. 17. Greeted
by a large and enthusiastic gathering. This lodge met with a
severe loss some time ago, by fire, but from the ashes have risen
a commodious and handsome brick block at a cost of twenty-seven
housand dollars, the lower part divided into two stores, and the
upper story contains several offices, lodge room and banquet hall.
The business places all occupied, from which they are drawing a
substantial rental. Three candidates presented themselves for
initiation, and the work performed by the officers was very creditable. Lodge affairs satisfactory. After lodge closed adjourned to
banquet hall, where we found the ladies and spent a very pleasant
and profitable evening.    D.D.G.M. Truesdale looked after me.
November 12th, 1913—Met Victoria Lodge, No. 1, Columbia
Lodge, No. 2, Dominion Lodge, No. 4; about 100 present. The
First Degree conferred on two candidates. This was the finest
work it has ever been my privilege to see—not an error, and the
floor work was perfect. I enjoyed it immensely. All three lodges
making good progress. After lodge closed banquet, followed by
the usual speeches, in which Grand Secretary Davey, Grand Warden Dempster, D.D.G.M. Livingston, Past Grand Masters Henderson and Cullin and others took part. Spent*a most profitable
evening.
November 13th, 1913—Accompanied by Grand Treasurer
Brown, Grand Guardian Harron, D.D.G.M. Killam, Past Grand
Masters Johnstone and Webber, and D.D.G.M. Glass of Penticton,
visited North Vancouver Lodge, No. 55. The hall was packed with
enthusiastic brothers. Initiatory Degree conferred in fine style.
Fine staff of well posted officers. Finances in good shape. Social
evening spent in speeches, etc.
November 14th, 1913—Met Grandview Lodge, No. 62, and Park
Lodge, No. 66. A large number of the members present, both
lodges' making good progress.    Second Degree was  conferred in 3531
excellent manner.    D.D.G.M. Davies and P. G. Master Johnstone
were present.    A banquet closed a pleasant and profitable evening.
November 17th, 1913—Visited Royal City Lodge, No. 3, and
Amity Lodge, No. 27. Greeted by packed hall. Both lodges prosperous; officers proficient; business conducted in a very able
manner. First Degree conferred in splendid form. After lodge
closed adjourned to banquet hall, where justice was done to fine
repast; an enjoyable evening closed in short speeches by Past
Grand Masters Shiles, Webber, MacKenzie, also Col. Keith, J. H.
Glass and others.
November 18th, 1913—Visited Excelsior Lodge, No. 7. Found
this in a prosperous condition; good officers; business conducted
in an able manner. About sixty members present. N. G.
regretted had no candidate, as they prided themselves on the
excellent manner in which they put on the work. They are a
splendid live bunch. I was surprised to see such a fine lot of
young and active members. A banquet completed an enjoyable
evening.
November 19th, 1913—Visited Delta Lodge, No. 21, accompanied by D. D. G. M. Blakely. Twelve members present. No
work on. Officers not very well up in conducting business. Had
to call the attention of N. G. to a brother smoking during the
session.
November 20th, 1913—Met Fairview Lodge, No. 61, and Little
Mountain Lodge, No. 60. Had a splendid meeting with one
hundred and fifty present. Both lodges doing good work. Officers
well posted. The First Degree was put on in a very creditable
manner. Had the honor of presenting a Veteran Jewel to a
visiting brother. Grand Treasurer Brown, Grand Marshal White,
Grand Patriarch Cleland, D.D.G.M.'s Mahon and Glass, Past
Grand Masters Johnstone and Webber were present. Able
addresses by the Past Grand Masters and others closed a very
pleasant and profitable evening.
November 21st, 1913—Accompanied by Grand Guardian
Harron, visited Island Lodge, No. 24. I unfortunately made a
mistake in their meeting night and met them at a special meeting,
—thirty-five present. Have good officers, well posted. Finances
in good shape.    Third Degree conferred in very fair manner.
November 26th, 1913—Visited Rocky Mountain Lodge, No. 34.
This lodge is handicapped by most of its members being absent
in the lumber camps. Not very well posted in the work. Books
in good shape.
November 27th, 1913—Visited Selkirk Lodge, No. 12. Fifty
members present. They have good officers, who conduct the
business in an able manner.. Financially strong. Initiatory Degree
conferred in excellent style. Addressed them for a few minutes
under the Good of the Order. Lodge closed and we adjourned to
Houston's Hall, to meet the Rebekahs and spend a very enjoyable
evening in dancing.
November 28th, 1913—Visited Silver City Lodge, No. 39.
Meeting attended by ten. Most of their members in the hills. First
Degree conferred on one candidate. Work very poor, but owing
to conditions the boys are doing very well.
December 1st, 1913—Visited Slocan Lodge, No. 40, accompanied by D. D. G. M. Buckholtz. Fifteen present. A number of
their members are away, but the few that are left take  a great 3532
interest in the cause of Odd Fellowship.    After lodge closed, the
Rebekahs were admitted and enjoyed a very pleasant evening.
December 3rd, 1913—Visited Sunshine Lodge, No. 57. Had a
splendid meeting. The membership here is very enthusiastic.
Lodge affairs well conducted. Officers well posted. Finances in
good shape. No degree work on and very little business. Had
short session. Closed. Ladies were admitted and a very pleasant
evening spent in songs, speeches and dancing. D.D.G.M. Goldsmith and Bros. Hendricks, Hunter and Kane contributing to the
programme.
March 27th, 1914—Visited Mount Fernie Lodge, No. 47, accompanied by Deputy Grand Master White and several brothers of
Key City Lodge, No. 42, Cranbrook. Small attendance for the
membership, owing a good deal to its being a very stormy night.
The N. G., Bro. Barnes, very able presiding officer; finances in
good shape. Second Degree conferred in a very able manner on
five candidates.    Social evening spent in song and speeches.
REPORTS OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS
District, No. 1—Bro. R. Livingstone, IJ.D.G.M., reports installing the three Lodges in his District on the first regular meeting
night in July, 1913, and at a Joint Installation in the first week in
January, 1914. Was asked by Victoria Lodge, No. 1, to state the
character of the examination to be passed by a candidate for higher
degrees. Replied that as the Sovereign Grand Lodge had laid
down no instructions in the matter, it was for the Lodge to decide.
Columbia Lodge No. 2 submitted the following question for my
decision: A brother is taken sick and after one week recovers.
He then reports his sickness to his Lodge, at the same time reporting himself well. Is this brother entitled to sick benefits, even
though he submits a physician's certificate. I decided the brother
was entitled to a week's benefits. The condition of the Order in
this District is good, but the lodges are not increasing in membership rapidly.
District No. 2—I. R. Lawrence, D.D.G.M., reports having
installed the officers of the two lodges in his district at the usual
time. Paid an official visit on November 17th, 1913. Rendered
the following decision:—Has the N. G. of a Subordinate Lodge any
authority to accept the resignation of an appointed officer verbally
or otherwise. Answer—No. It is a matter entirely at the discretion of the lodge. Both lodges in this district were never in a
more flourishing condition than at the present time, both having
candidates on each night.
District No. 3—James Aitken, D.D.G.M., reports having installed the officers of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, on July 16, 1913,
and January 21st, 1914. Owing to industrial conditions in
Nanaimo there has been no increase in membership, but the lodge
financially is in good condition.
District No. 5—R. C. Johnston, D.D.G.M., installed the officers
at the usual time. Excelsior Lodge is in a thriving condition,
although there has not been many new members during the past
year. One candidate was initiated and three joined by Transfer
Card.
District No. 6—Robert E. Thompson, D.D.G.M., reports
installing the officers of the three lodges in his District at usual
time. Made no official visits; attends all three lodges very frequently.    Condition  of lodges  good  and  everything  going along
—V 3533
harmoniously. The lodges all looking forward to the Jubilee
celebration at Victoria, which is stimulating a renewed interest in
conferring the degrees in a proper manner. Brother Thompson
thanks the Grand Lodge officers for the willing support they have
always given him, and the officers and members of the Subordinates who worked so earnestly, and in spite of the general
depression will show good healthy growth at the end of June.
District No. 7—A. S. Killam, D.D.G.M., installed the officers of
the three lodges in my district, Nos. 14, 19 and 55, in January, with
an efficient staff of Past Grands to aid me. Have visited all the
lodges very frequently, but not officially except on occasion of
installation. The Order in this District is progressing very
favourably, particularly No. 14, the baby lodge of Vancouver, is
making great strides.
District No. 9—A. H. Davies, D.D.G.M. Installed the officers
of Park Lodge, No. 66, July 9, 1913, and January 14, 1914. Grand-
view Lodge, No. 62, July 4, 1913 and January 9, 1914. Dispensations none. Visited No. 66* October 22, 1913 and April 14, 1914.
Decisions none of any consequence. Condition of Order good,
considering financial conditions. Should be a new lodge in
Hastings within the next year, only difficulty is in finding a suitable
hall.
District No. 11—John W. Horbury, D.D.G.M. Installed the
officers of No. 11 at the regular time. Owing to labor dispute we
are not taking in any members, but as soon as it is over we expect
to make No. 11 one of the strongest lodges in British Columbia.
District No. 12—K. G. McRae, D.D.G.M., reports installing the
officers of Selkirk Lodge, No. 12, at the proper times. Granted no
dispensations; made no official visits, nor rendered any decisions.
Condition of the Order good and meetings well attended.
District No. 13—D. S. Barton, D.D.G.M. Installed the officers
of Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15, at usual time. Paid three official
visits. Conditions fair. Membership increasing, but attendance
not as good as we would like to see.
District No. 14—D. H. Proudfoot reports installing the officers
of Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, at the appointed times. No dispensations asked for. Made no official visits, being officer of the lodge.
Only few minor decisions given verbally. Condition of the Order
never better, largely due to energy of N. G. Bro. Ireland. Suggests
that fraternal visits and competition in Degree Work by lodges in
the Kootenay District would be productive of good results.
District No. 15—T. H. Truesdale, D.D.G.M., reports installing
the officers of Duncan Lodge, No. 17, at the stipulated times.
Issued no dispensations, rendered no decisions, nor paid any official
visits, but is a regular attendant at the lodge meetings. The prospects of the lodge are encouraging and the attendance is satisfactory.
District No. 16—Chas. H. Hardy, D.D.G.M., reports installing
the officers of the three lodges in his District at the regular time,
visited officially once, but unofficially very often. Condition of all
three lodges good. Attended church parade with Vernon Valley
Lodge, No. 18, on 19th April, fifty-four being present. Eureka
Lodge, No. 50, on the 26th, forty-six present, and expects to turn
out with Coronation Lodge, No. 48, on May 3rd, when they hope
to have at least seventy present. 3534
District No. 19—Lawrence Ogilvie, D.D.G.M. Installed the
officers of Cheam Lodge, No. 28 in public on July 19, 1913, and in
the regular way, January 17, 1914. Condition good, putting
through a few new members. Membership nearly all in good
standing.- During the year we have received visits from Brothers
from all parts of the Dominion, and we endeavor to make their
stay a pleasant one.
District No. 21—W. J. Hesketh, D.D.G.M., reports a joint
installation of Nos. 36 and 43, held in Trail July 8th, 1913, and in
Rossland January 12th, 1914. Official visit to Rossland Lodge, No.
36, September 15th, 1913. Condition of the order good with very
bright prospects. Enterprise Lodge observed the 95th anniversary
by attending divine service in the Methodist Church April 26th,
which, from reports, created a very deep impression, and resulting
in enquiries for applications. Enterprise Lodge was favored with
a fraternal visit from Rossland Lodge, No. 36, and able addresses
were delivered by Brothers Embleton, P.G.M. and P. R. McDonald.
District No. 23—N. Tattrie, D.D.G.M., reports the officers
installed at the proper time, made no official visits as he is a
constant attendant.    Condition same as in previous years.
District No. 24—F. A. Buckholtz, D.D.G.M. | Installed the
officers of Slocan Lodge, No. 40, at the regular time. Made no
official visits during the terms, being a constant attendant. Condition very good. Lodge intends to purchase a site for a new hall
as the old hall is too small. Would recommend that smoking be
permitted during recess, as if strictly enforced will greatly reduce
attendance of the members, which we cannot afford.
District No. 27—A. G. McFarlane, D.D.G.M., reports installed
officers of Wildey Lodge, No. 44, at first regular meetings in July
and January. Condition fairly good. Financially strong, but
regret to say that Wildey Lodge has only had an increase of one
during the last year.
District No. 28—J. G. Grant, D.D.G.M. Installed the officers
of Mount Fernie Lodge, No. 47, and Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 53,
at usual time. Officially visited No. 53 October 14, 1913, and
March 24, 1914; No. 47 April 29, 1914. The Order in this District
is in a very prosperous condition.
District No. 29—J. H. Glass, D.D.G.M., reports installing the
officers of his district at the usual time. At the July ceremony was
ably assisted by P. G. M. Webber, and the installation was performed without the aid of Rituals. Officially visited each of the
three lodges quarterly and on each occasion one of the degrees has
been exemplified and without the Rituals. The brothers of this
district are well up in the laws of the Order, consequently nothing
of a serious character has been submitted for decision. The condition of the Order in Summerland and Kelowna are vfery satisfactory, attendance fair, and great interest prevails. Rebekah
Lodges have been started which will prove a great impetus to the
Subordinates. The condition of Penticton Lodge, No. 51, is not
so good, attendance not large, but great credit is due to the 15 or
20 faithful members who seem to remember their obligations, and
attend to the duties devolving upon them. The financial condition
has improved greatly, thanks to the watchful care of the N. G.
District No. 30—J. F. Waddell, D.D.G.M. Installed the officers
of Princeton Lodge, No. 52, the first meetings in July and January.
Dispensations granted on two occasions to confer more than one
degree on same night on candidates who came a long distance to 3535
receive them. The condition of the Order is good, and since we
moved into our new hall our membership has been increasing
steadily.
District No. 31—R. L. Spruston, D.D.G.M., reports the installation of officers of Michel Lodge, No. 54, and Corbin Lodge, No. 64,
at the regular time. Officially visited No. 64 August 18th and
September 29th, 1913, also on January 9, 1914; No. 54 on September
27th, November 22nd, 1913, and March 6th, 1914. Interpreted the
latter part of Art. 6, Sec. 7, of the Subordinate Lodge Constitution
to read as follows: A resolution must be offered to the lodge at
one meeting and voting to take place at the following meeting
night. Question: Should a lodge fail to send in its reports and pay
the per capita tax, would said lodge be debarred from Representation at the Grand Lodge? Answered in accordance with By-law 10
of the Grand Lodge Constitution. No. 54 progressing very favorably; attendance increased 25 per cent, during the last term; more
interest taken in the degree and lodge work. Increase in membership very satisfactory. No. 64, while having a fine staff of officers,
was handicapped in the past owing to the industrial depression,
the members going elsewhere to seek employment, causing a
decrease in attendance, but those who are left are very energetic
workers and are gradually adding new names to the roll, and hope
ere long to bring the lodge attendance up to its former standard.
District No. 32—W. H. Bonus, D.D.G.M. Installed officers of
Mount Ida Lodge, No. 56, at the regular time. Visited officially
twice. Owing to financial stringency the condition of the Order
is only fair.
District No. 33—A. Goldsmith, D.D.G.M. Installed the officers
of Sunshine Lodge, No. 57 at usual time. Condition prosperous,—
added eleven new members the last few months. Supervised the
mergment of Trout Lake Lodge with Sunshine last September.
District No. 35—Geo. McGaughey reports installing the officers
of Cariboo Lodge, No. 65 in January last. Granted a Dispensation
for a social. Paid no official visits, nor rendered any decisions.
The condition of the Lodge is good, membership increasing;
expects to have a strong lodge in the near future. Thinking of
purchasing a lot and erecting a hall.
In conclusion, I wish to thank the Past Grand Masters, Grand
Lodge officers and the District Deputies for their uniform kindness
and courtesy, also the support and encouragement given me during
my visitations.
To the Grand Secretary I am greatly indebted for advice and
assistance, always cheerfully given. May he long be spared us to
give aid and counsel.
I also desire to express my gratitude to Past Grand Masters
Johnstone and Webber, for valuable assistance, and to that very
enthusiastic and ardent brother, J. H. Glass, D.D.G.M. of District
No. 29, for his hospitality and kindness in accompanying me in
many of my visits. This loyal brother is ever ready to assist the
traveller by the wayside;   to him I extend my deep appreciation.
I have no doubt that this session will prove a great benefit to
our membership generally, and the Representatives and Brothers
will return to their homes with larger and grander views, and a
wider knowledge of our beloved Order.
Fraternally yours,
UM ROBERT  DUDLEY,
Grand  Master. •i- S-* »-f «-f *
3536
GRAND SECRETARY'S
REPORT   I
To J/J* Grand Lodge of B. B K 0. O.F.:
I beg to submit the following report of the work of the
Order in the Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges of this Jurisdiction
for the year ended 31 December, 1913:
No new lodges were instituted during the year, but there was
a loss~ of two consequent on the mergement of "Trout Lake"
Lodge, No. 41, with "Sunshine" Lodge, No. 57, and the recovery
of the  Charter of Camborne Lodge, No. 49.
Dispensations have been issued for the institution of two new
lodges which are expected to be started before the Grand Lodge
meets, viz., "Ridgely" Lodge, No. 22, at South Vancouver, and
"Fidelity" Lodge, No. 25, at Mission City.
Seven Rebekah lodges have been instituted since we last met,
viz., "Illahie," No. 30, at Central Park, by Sister M. Langham,
P.P., on 27 June, 1913; "Cassandra," No. 31, at Michel, by Sister
Parker, President, on 23 September, 1913; "Myrtle," No. 32, at
Summerland, by Sister A. Rea, D.D.P., on 2 February, 1914;
"Patricia," No. 33, at Merritt, by Sister E. E. Bond, D.D.P., on
4 March, 1914; "Jubilee," No. 34, at Vancouver, by Sister Parker,
President, on 23 March, 1914; "Eburne Star," No. 35, at Eburne,
by Sister Parker, President, on 30 March, 1914, and "Kelowna,"
No. 36, at Kelowna, by Sister Parker, President, on 6 April, 1914.
Enquiries respecting Subordinate Lodges have been received
from Courtney, Kimberley and Wycliffe, and respecting Rebekah
Lodges from Abbotsford, Cloverdale and Vernon.
The increase in membership during the year was 342, which
is much smaller than the preceding year, and is owing no doubt
to the financial and business depression that we havejbeen
suffering from.
The increase in the value of the Assets of the Subordinate
Lodges is very gratifying and averages now $165.14 per member. 3537
STATISTICAL
Statement Showing the Result of the Year's Work as Compared
with the Year 1912
of Lodges Dec. 31, 1913:...
Members   Dec.  31,   1913	
Initiated   	
Admitted by Card.
Admitted as A. O..
Reinstated   	
Withdrawn   	
Deceased   	
Resigned   	
Suspended,  N. P. D.
Rejected   	
Degrees Conferred   	
Past Grands   	
Receipts from—
Dues   	
Admissions and Degrees	
Rents and Interest  	
All Other Sources	
Total  Receipts   	
No. of Brothers relieved	
Widowed Families relieved.
Brothers burred   	
Weeks' Sick Benefits paid...
Amount paid for—
Relief of Brothers	
Relief of Widowed Families.
Burying the Dead  	
Special Relief  	
Total amount paid for Relief...
Current Expenses
Value of Assets  of Subordinate Lodges 	
Average amount of Benefits paid'
to  each Sick  Member	
Average   amount   expended   for
Relief, per member	
Average  cost,  per  member,  for
Current  Expenses   	
Average  cost,  per member,  for
all Lodge Expenditures	
Average   duration   of   Sickness,
per Sick Member 	
Average   duration   of .Sickness,
per Member	
Average amount of Assets,  per
per member  	
Total amount of Relief paid
since institution of Grand
Lodge in 1874	
56
7026
582
155
2
16
66
51
2
251
28
1940
1275
$     74,911.81
$     15,431.70
$     57,256.70
$       6,369.61
$   153,969.82
553
49
47
4370
$ 31,623.51
$ 3,400.30
$ 4,386.80
$ 3,323.30
$ 42,733.91
$ 44,915.03
$1,160,282.31
Increase
Decrease
342
13
254
255
9
39
72
$    3,281.91
$       762.15
$    3,834.84
$    2,085.60
63
6
1
$ 2,357.16
$ 818.00
$ • 526.75
$ 669.75
£ 4,371.66
$ 7,139.01
$115,084.39
$
$
$
$
57.18
6.08
6.39
12.47
7 w 6d 8h
4d 8h
$ 165.14
$   626,603.56
.778
$    5,793.30
33
$
2.55
0.34
0.74
1.08
$
8.77
lw 14h
7h 3538
REBEKAH LODGES
No. of Lodges Dec. 31, 1913  25
"     "   Members Dec. 31, 1913—Brothers "  1052
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Sisters   1337
Total  2389
1    "         |         Initiated—Brothers     185
"     I          |                1            Sisters     283
"     I          "          Admitted by Card—Brothers  16
"     I          I                "            I      I         Sisters     25
;     1          I          Reinstated—Brothers     4
t     I          "               I                Sisters     6
"     |          "          Withdrawn—Brothers     17
"     I          "               I                 Sisters     27
"    i         "         Suspended for N.P.D.—Brothers  164
I    %         "               "               |       ".        Sisters     179
I    |         "         Deceased—Brothers     4
I     I         |               I             Sisters     8
Receipts from—
Dues    . .'.  $4,246.65
Admissions     695.50
Rents and Interest  623.22
All Other Sources  1,928.27
Total Receipts  7,493.64
Amount paid for—
Relief of Members    250.30
Special Relief   180.00
Total  Relief     430.30
Amount paid for Current Expenses  5,536.24
Invested Funds of Rebekah Lodges   5,773.33 From Whom Received
3539
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Cash Received and Paid to Grand Treasurer
Victoria
Columbia
Royal City
Dominion
Black Diamond
Harmony
Excelsior
Vancouver
Tatnai
Western Star
Union
Selkirk
Pittitko
Aaron
Cloverdale
Kootenay
Duncan
Vernon Valley
Mt. Pleasant *
Abbotsford
Delta
Ashcroft
Island
Pacific
Amity
Cheam
Rocky Mountain
Rossland
Boundary Valley
Silver City
Slocan
Trout Lake
Key City
Enterprise
Wildey
Gateway
Snowshoe
Mt. Fernie
Coronation
Eureka
Penticton
Princeton
Maple   Leaf
Michel
Lodge N
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£-<WQ
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140 50
140 50
120 50
117 00
162 50
100 50
56 50
147 50
104 50
197  50
48 80
81 50
40 00
52 00
22 00
95 50
40 50
35 50
88 00
17 25
23 50
15 50
44 50
154 00
141 00
25 50
30 50
75 50
52 00
11 50
19 50
77 00
61 50
24 00
57 50
62 00
83 50
25 00
15 00
17 50
30 50
29 00
60 50
144 65
40 00
51 65
38 10
31 75
2 85
6 20
29 45
8 00
20 50
Forward  |$2928 50
$2944 55$ 544
13 00
4 00
1 75
17 20
20 85
5 05
2 00
8 00
1 40
4 35
3 00
2 90
85
8 01
11 10
16 40
o
$ 425
65
318
50
294
65
271
10
367
25
206
35
119
70
319
95
215
00
414
50
99
30
168
85
75
95
93
10
46
00
203
50
81
20
70
60
180
00
38
55
47
00
32
50
88
75
327
20
305
85
55
■*' r
55
64
00
159
50
103
00
25
40
37
00
17
85
152
00
124
90
54
35
122
01
132
60
182
90
50
40
35
00
39
10
63
20
62
90
124
95
$6417 61  •^ 3540
FINANCIAL STATEMENT—Continued
From Whom Received
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North Vancouver
Mt.  Ida
Sunshine
Okanagan
Orchard City
Little  Mountain
Fairview
Grandview
Prince Rupert
Corbin
Cariboo
Park
Dawson
Illahie Rebekah Lodge No.
Cassandra
Myrtle
Patricia
Jubilee
Kelowna
Eburne Star
Sundry Persons  	
Camborne Lodge, No. 49..
Merchants Bank of Canada
A. J. Morgan  	
J. H. Healey 	
G. A. Macey 	
R. A. Randall 	
A. Perry •	
A. & E. Baker 	
Ridgely Lodge, No. 22	
Fidelity Lodge, No. 25	
39 50
16 00
23 50
24 00
32 50
58 65
95 00
40 00
41 50
30 00
21 00
24 50
83 50
40 50
16 00
35 00
21 10
36 50
66 15
104 50
41 00
39 00
33 00
21 50
27 00
86 00
$ 544 56
$3458 15 $3511 80
8 60
18 15
10 50
8 75
10 60
3 95
13 25
10 00
10 00
10 00
10 00
10 00
10 00
75
210 00
119 38
30 00
30 00
$1103 94
4>
as
137 63
117 90
76 00
152 00
304 00
190 00
$ 977 53
$6417 61
88 60
32 00
58 50
45 10
87 15
135 30
208 25
91 60
84 45
66 90
46 50
51 80
196 75
13 25
10 00
10 00
10 00
10 00
10 00
10 00
75
210 00
119 38
137 63
117 90
76 00
152 00
304 00
190 00
30 00
30 00
$9051 42 3541
ORDERS   DRAWN   ON   GRAND  TREASURER
In Whose Favor
Description
Sovereign Grand Lodge
a
W. A. Johnstone, G.M
Grand Treasurer   ....
W. H. Huxtable	
W.  Newton	
Independent Odd Fellow
Supplies
Typewriting Report	
Mileage and Per Diem, 1913
Janitor,  Grand Sec'y  Office
Session, 1913	
Grand Lodge Card	
W. H. Bonus  jDonation Widow Bro. Johnston  	
Per diem,  etc	
Reading Clerk   	
Custodian Secret Wk
$
A. J. Laidlaw, G. Mar...
D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M.
iH. Fulton, P.G.M	
Rev. E. G. Miller, G. C.
A. H. Allison   	
3a Black    Diamond    Lodge,
No. 5  ^	
United Typewriter Co...
Imperial Bank of Canada
Sweeney  & McConnell.
Cross & Co	
Sovereign Grand Lodge
Whitehead, Hoag Co...
Imperial Bank of Canada
R. Dudley,  G. M	
Acme Press  	
Sweeney & McConnell..
Victoria Ptg. & Pub. Co,
Dominion Express Co...
Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Fred Davey, G. Sec'y....
tt
Miss  Mummery
Imperial Bank of Canada
Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Sweeney & McConnell..
Acme Press  	
R. Dudley, G. M	
Imperial Bank of Canada
Sovereign Grand Lodge.
a
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
a a ti
tt
tt
Additional Mileage
Badges and Hire of Tables.
Stand Typewriting Machine,
etc	
Deposit Home Fund	
Printing and Stationery....
Premium on  Bonds	
Supplies	
Badges and Duty  	
Deposit Home Fund	
Allowance for Expenses.. ..
Printing Proceedings, etc...
Stationery, etc	
Printing, etc	
Expressage,  Proceedings...
Supplies  	
Salary, 3 mos	
Postage and Sundries	
Expense, Bro. Mummery,
taking up Charter and
effects Camborne Lodge..
Deposit Home Fund	
Supplies  	
Order Books on Treasurer
Printing 	
Allowance for Expenses...
Deposit Home Fund	
Supplies  	
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3
70
2
45
40
00
5
00
2921
30
20
00
10
00
10
00
200
00
5
50
4
00
4
00
5
00
4
00
Salary, 3 months	
Postage and Sundries
42 00
29 90
95 00
25 50
10 00
9 90
8 95
211 00
300 00
302 00
11 85
5 00
20 15
218 00
300 00
48 70
11 00
175 63
18 00
18 00
55 00
5 00
100 00
95 00
3
3
00
00
300 00
19 30
Forward $ 5675 83
•5* 3542
ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER—Continued
Apr.
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May
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tt
tt
it
£0
1914
Jan.
31
Feb.
6
ti
13
ii
13
it
26
Mar.
2
ii
6
tt
6
tt
6
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7
it
10
it
10
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35
39
In Whose Favor
Description
Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Victoria Ptg. & Pub. Co
Odd Fellows' Union....
Dom.  Gov't Savings Bk
E. L. Webber,  P.G.M...
Imperial Bank of Canada
Dept. Council, P.M	
Jubilee Celebration Committee	
D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M.
Sovereign' Grand Lodge.
Imperial Bank of Canada
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
a a a
Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Imperial Bank of Canada
Sovereign Grand Lodge.
a ft a
a a a
Fred Davey, Grand Sec'y
a
tt
Sweeney & McConnell.
R. Dudley, G. M	
Forward	
Supplies	
Printing   	
Rent,  Grand Sec'y's Office.
Deposit,''Aged Odd Fellows
Fund   	
Expenses, Fraternal Delegate Grand Lodge of Alberta   	
Deposit,   Home   Fund	
Grant   	
Wreath, Funeral D. Welsh,
P.   G.  M	
Supplies   	
Deposit, Home Fund	
Salary,   3  months   	
Postage and Sundries	
Supplies   	
Deposit,   Home  Fund	
Representative Tax   	
Supplies   	
Salary	
Postage  and   Sundries	
Furniture,   G.  Sec'y's  Office
Printing   	
Balance  of Allowance......
$
5675 83
59 60
36 50
100 00
210 00
75 00
362 90
100 00
2000 00
10 00
44 50
1396 60
300 00
25 50
3 00
38 00
150 00
98 00
28 85
300 00
14 35
90 50
49  50
200 00
$11368 63 3543
.     SUMMARY   .
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer per last report....$ 5963 06
Cash received and paid to Grand Treasurer per foregoing
statement     9051 42
$15014 48
Less  Orders   drawn   on   Grand  Treasurer  per  foregoing
statement      11368 63
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer .....$ 3645 85
STOCK ACCOUNT
Dr. Cr.
Balance per last report ... $ 361 80
Goods bought during the year     622 75
Freight, etc., on supplies from Sov. Grand Lodge        7 75
Loss on goods sold during year  $    77 62
Goods sold during the year   640 46
Value of Stock on hand  274 22
$ 992 30    $ 992 30
ODD FELLOWS HOME FUND
Receipts
Total value of this fund per last report $13868 46
Interest on Mortgages, etc., per statement       977 53
Imperial Bank of Canada          14 55
Dominion Government Savings Bank  36
Grant from Grand Lodge Funds       1396 60
Interest due .... 1         95 00
$16352 50
How  Invested
On Mortgage  $13145 00
Deposit, Imperial Bank of Canada     3193 42
Dominion Government Savings Bank         13 25
In Grand Treasurer's hands   83
$16352 50
AGED   ODD   FELLOWS   FUND
Amount on hand per last report $583 26
Received from  Imperial  Bank  of  Canada,  Revelstoke,  on
account of Camborne Lodge, No. 49, defunct  210 00
Interest Dominion Government Savings Bank     17 98
$811 24
How Invested
In Dominion Government Savings Bank $810 75
In Grand Treasurer's hands   49
$811 24 3544
TRIAL  BALANCE
217
236
247
25
432
ACCOUNT
Cr.
Royal City Lodge, No. 3	
Aged Odd Fellows Fund 	
Dominion     Government     Savings     Bank
(Aged Odd Fellows Fund)	
Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47 	
Selkirk Lodge, No. 12	
Coronation Lodge, No. 48	
Delta Lodge, No. 21   	
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8	
Amity Lodge* No. 27 	
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.	
Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15	
Furniture and Regalia 	
Rocky Mountain Lodge, No. 34	
Stock   	
Island Lodge, No. 24 	
Boundary Valley Lodge, No. 38	
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9	
Michel Lodge, No. 54	
Dom. Gov't. Savings Bank (Home Acct.).
Odd Fellows Home Fund	
Sunshine Lodge, No. 57	
Okanagan Lodge, No. 58	
Orchard City Lodge, No. 59	
A. J. Morgan	
J. H. Healey 	
G. A. Macey 	
Little Mountain Lodge, No. 60	
R. A. Randall 	
Grand Treasurer  	
Grandview Lodge, No. 62	
Gateway Lodge, No. 45	
Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 63	
Wildey Lodge, No. 44	
Corbin Lodge, No. 64	
A. Perry 	
Imperial Bank of Canada 	
Profit and Loss  	
Sovereign Grand Lodge  	
Dawson Lodge, No. la	
Abbotsford Lodge, No. 20	
A. & E. K. Baker	
Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19	
Dominion Lodge, No. 4	
Ridgely Lodge, No. 22	
[Fidelity Lodge, No. 25	
810 75
2000
1550
1000
2000
3645
4000
3193
2595
2 00
13 25
38 95
2 00
$21877 94
811
13
30
25
16352 50
4 80
461.7 70
4 75
8 00
$21877 94 3545
MERGEMENT
Arrangements were completed for the mergement of "Trout
Lake" Lodge, No. 41, at Trout Lake, with "Sunshine" Lodge,
No. 57, Kaslo, and the amalgamation took place under the supervision of Bro. A. Goldsmith, D.D.G.M., District No. 33, when 27
members were transferred, together with the effects, etc., of the
Lodge.
DEFUNCT   LODGE
The conditions stipulated last session with respect to
"Camborne" Lodge, No. 49, at Camborne, not having been complied with, Bro. F. Mummery, D.D.G.M., District No. 25, was
instructed to proceed to Beaton and take up the Charter and effects
of this Lodge.
These instructions were carried out, but I regret to say that
Bro. Mummery was taken sick on his return to his home; he was
removed to Nelson for treatment where he died after a few days'
illness. From papers found on his body it appeared he had
incurred expenses in performing this service amounting to $11.00
which amount was remitted to Miss Mummery, his sister.
It was found that "Camborne" Lodge had a deposit to its
credit in the Branch of the Imperial Bank of Canada at Revelstoke.
Failing to secure a cheque from Bro. Edge, Treasurer of Camborne Lodge, the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary executed
an Indemnity Bond on behalf of the Grand Lodge to the Bank
and $210 was received, which has been deposited in the Dominion
Government Savings Bank to the credit of the Aged Odd Fellows
Fund of this Grand Lodge.
GENERAL   RELIEF   COMMITTEES
The Committees at Victoria and Vancouver report their
operations during last year as follows:—
Victoria Vancouver
Number of Brothers relieved         18 79
Amount paid for relief   $1030 42 $5910 96
Amount of Management expenses         76 58 239 55
Total amount of Receipts       804 05 6248 45
RETURN TO REGISTRAR OF JOINT STOCK
COMPANIES
The attention of Lodges that are incorporated under the
"Charitable Associations Act" or the "Benevolent Societies Act"
of this Province is called to an amendment to these Acts which
was made at the last Session of the Provincial Legislature and
which provides as follows:—
"Every Society under this Act shall, once in every year, in the
"month of February, file with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies a return of the receipts and expenditure, funds and effects
"of the Society, as audited, showing separately the expenditure in
"respect of the several objects of the Society, and made up to the
"Thirty-first day of December then last preceding, and such return
shall also state the names and addresses of the Trustees or other
"persons managing its affairs." 3546
1|| OHIO   FLOOD   SUFFERERS
Since the last Session the following amounts have been
received on this account; these were duly remitted to the Grand
Master of Ohio and his receipt for same is on file.
Mt. Ida Lodge, No. 56 $    n 00
Dawson Lodge, No. la       25 00
$    36 00
Amount previously reported   1734 80
Total subscribed  $1770 80
TUBERCULOSIS  SANATORIUM
• At the last session I reported that there was $219.10 remaining
in my hands unexpended on this account. On the recommendation of Bro. E. L. Webber, P.G.M., bedding and other necessaries
were purchased from the Hudson's Bay Co. and forwarded to the
Sanatorium.    The disbursements have been as follows:—
Bro. E. L. Webber, P.G.M., Grant per resolution of Grand*
Lodge Session, 1913, and Exchange  .$100 30
Hudson's Bay Co. as per Voucher and Exchange   118 80
$219 10
BONDING FINANCIAL OFFICERS
In accordance with the recommendation of the Special
Committee, which was adopted at the last Session of this Grand
Lodge, all the Companies doing a Guarantee or Fidelity Bonding
business in the Dominion were written to and asked to quote rates
for bonding the officers handling funds of the Grand and
Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction. Replies were received
from twelve companies. The lowest rate quoted is that of the
United States Fidelity and Guarantee Co., of Baltimore, Maryland,
which offers to bond all these officers under a Five Years' Contract
at 25 cents per $100.00, and as this company bonds the officers of
the Jurisdictions of Ontario and Manitoba at this rate, I would
recommend that its offer be accepted.
An amendment to the Constitution of the Subordinate Lodges
to implement the action of the Grand Lodge last Session will be
submitted for your consideration.
HOSPITAL REGISTERS
The Memorial ordered to be sent to the Provincial Government respecting the enactment of legislation compelling Hospitals
and Sanatoriums in the Province receiving Government aid to
keep registers open to public inspection, containing information
respecting Lodges or Societies to which patients belong, was
prepared and forwarded.
A reply has been received from the Provincial Secretary
stating "that in the opinion of the Department this is hardly a
question which should be governed by legislation, but would be
'more of a matter of arrangement with the various hospitals. I
[may say, however, that the Government contemplates bringing in
a new Hospital Act at the next Session of the Legislature, when
the, matter will be taken up and the whole question thoroughly
gone into." 3547
DOCTOR  AND   MEDICINE
In accordance with notice given last Session I submitted the
action of this Grand Lodge in adopting the report of the Committee on Judiciary on the question of the legality of Lodges
supplying Doctor and Medicine to sick members in addition to
paying the maximum amount of benefits, to the Grand Sire for
his decision and furnished him with a copy of the Constitution of
Subordinate Lodges.
In his reply after quoting the provisions of Sec. 2 and 7 of
Art. 4, he formulates the question:—"Is it lawful for any Subordinate Lodge.to pay Sick Benefits of $10 per week to any member
and also  supply  a  doctor  and medicine  on  a basis  of $12  per
year dues?"
To which question he gives the following answer:—"It would
■be lawful to pay $10 per week sick benefit and furnish a physician
in addition, but not medicine."
The Grand Sire reported this in his Supplementary Report as
Decision No. 47, which was adopted by the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES
Having received a notification from Bro. J. B. Goodwin, Grand
Secretory, of the adoption of a Resolution by the Sovereign Grand
Lodge directing that all candidates for Degrees in the Order shall
be required to pass a satisfactory examination in the Secret Work
and Obligation of the preceding Degree before being advanced to
the next higher Degree, I communicated this Resolution to the
Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction and also furnished them
with a copy of the Resolution on printed slips for insertion in
each Ritual.
This has given rise to considerable correspondence from
Lodges as to the character of the examination required and where
and by whom it should be conducted. In the absence of definite
instructions on these points from the Sovereign Grand Lodge it is
suggested that this Grand Lodge give directions in the matter.
VETERAN   JEWELS      yg fr
Since my last report the following Veteran Jewels have been
issued to members of this Jurisdiction:—
Name
*4H    <U
6£
Name
O bo
fc*-r
J. G. Johnston  	
E. A. Whitcomb	
W. H. Gallagher, P. G.
S. Hallander, P.G	
J. Bausman 	
E. G. Cavalsky, P.G...
R. Mills	
Isaac Mills 	
W. J. Pendray, P.G...
Wm. Jackson 	
J. Pottinger, P.G	
G. A. Miller, P.G	
W. McCarter	
G. Jeeves, P.G	
T. Booz 	
Hy Glide 	
19
4
8
8
8
5
19
19
2
2
2
19
4
4
4
1
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
G. Atkinson 	
J. Longhurst	
J. Dougall 	
C. Holt	
C. Kent	
J. C. Bryant 	
J. Doughty, P.G	
R. Fish	
E. Jungerman .......
A. Gunderson	
A. J. Clyde, P.G	
A. G. Day, P.G	
W. Templeman, P.G..
A. McKeown, P.G. ..
W. M. Ross 	
J. Christensen	
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1 3548
GRAND SECRETARY'S   OFFICE
Provision has been made for three years in the Estimates of
Expenditure of the Grand Lodge for Rent, etc., of a more convenient office than has hitherto been occupied by the Grand
Secretary, but advantage has not been taken of this provision
pending the erection of a new Odd Fellows Hall in Victoria.
The Odd Fellows Union of Victoria has now acquired the
Craft & Norris Block adjoining the Odd Fellows Hall and have
set aside two rooms in the building for an office. These rooms
are centrally located and are commodious and quite suitable for
the purpose.
The Union has fixed the rent at $35 per month, which will
include firing, light and janitor's services and it is submitted that
these terms are reasonable and are recommended for acceptance.
No provision "was made last Session for furniture, but the
Grand Master has approved the expenditure of a reasonable
amount and $90.50 has been disbursed on this account. There
will be other articles required and I- would recommend that a
Safe be procured for the safe keeping of the Books, Secret Work
and other Grand Lodge property.
NECROLOGY
Since we last met we have been called upon to mourn the
death of Bro. Daniel Welsh, P.G.M., P.G.R., which occurred on
14 February last.
Bro. Welch was a very active member in all branches of our
Order and was deservedly popular. '
A letter of sympathy and condolence was sent to his family
on behalf of this Grand Lodge which he had for so many years
faithfully served.
JUBILEE   CELEBRATION
In accordance with the expressed wish of this Grand Lodge
at its last session, arrangements have been made for celebrating
the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Institution of Oddfellowship in
this Province, in this city during the week commencing 8th June.
A committee of members of the Lodges in Victoria has been
actively at work in making preparations for this event and they
have planned quite a pretentious programme which it is hoped
will   be   carried   out   successfully   and   give   general   satisfaction.
The Committee have received valuable assistance from
members of other Lodges and Encampments of the Jurisdiction
who have at the request of the Central Committee appointed
members to co-operate with it.
Invitations have been extended on behalf of this Grand Lodge
to the Grand Sire and to the officers of the Sister Jurisdictions of
Ontario, Manitoba* Saskatchewan, Alberta, Washington and Idaho,
to be with us on this auspicious occasion. It is a matter of
regret that the Grand Sire finds it impossible to be with us and
that the fact that the Grand Lodge of Washington will meet at
the same time as this Grand Lodge, which will prevent its
officers from attending, but I am hoping that we will be favored
with the presence of some of the officers of the other jurisdictions. 3549
The generous grant made by the Grand Lodge to meet the
expenses has been liberally supplemented by donations from the
Grand Encampment and Subordinate Lodges throughout the
Province and from individual members. A detailed statement of
receipts and disbursements on account of the celebration will- be
circulated when the accounts are closed.
The Order has now been established fifty years in the Province
and the Grand Lodge has been organized forty years. The
progress during the early years of its history was slow, but its
foundations were securely laid. It has now attained considerable
proportions and we may expect that its growth will be more
rapid in the future. Its work and record is now before the public
and its members can point to the results accomplished with pride
and satisfaction. I trust that Odd Fellowship in this Jurisdiction
will ever maintain the high standard and ideals which have
governed it in the past and that it will prove a help and a blessing
to its members and a potent moral and benevolent factor in the
community at large.
After thirty years' work in this office I wish to acknowledge
the beneficient influence it has exercised on my whole life and
career and to express my gratitude to the members with whom
I have been brought into contact for their invariable kindness and
indulgence.
Yours fraternally,
Grand Secretary
GRAND TRE ASURERS
f I    REPORT
o
To the Grand Lodge of B. C., I. O. O.F.:
I beg to submit the Annual Report of Receipts and Disbursements of the Grand Lodge of B. C. as shown by the Grand
Treasurer's books:
1913 Receipts
June    13—To Balance received from P. W. Dempster, late
Grand Treasurer, vide Grand Lodge Report..$ 5,963.06
To Bank Interest  75.48
July     4—To R. E. Thompson, D.D.G.M., Western Star
No. 10          196.50
5—To   R.   E.   Thompson,   D.D.G.M.,   Vancouver,
No. 8           143.00
Ci 3550
8—To R. E. Thompson, D.D.G.M., Pacific, No. 26. 156.00
9—To A. S. Killam, D.D.G.M., Mt. Pleasant No. 19 85.00
"      10—To C. E. Mahon, D.D.G.M., Island, No. 24  42.75
10—To C. E. Mahon, D.D.G.M., Fairview, No. 6i.. 95.00
I      11—To  C.  E.  Mahon,  D.D.G.M., Little  Mountain,
No.  60     58.65
g      12—To A. S. Killam, D.D.G.M., Aaron, No. 14  38.00
"     12—To A. S. Killam, D.D.G.M., North Vancouver,
No. 55    39.50
"      12—To   Dr.  A.   H.  Davies,   D.D.G.M.,   Grandview,
No.  62     40.25
|      12—To Dr. A. H. Davies, D.D.G.M., Park, No. 66.. 24.50
Aug.   20—To A. S. Killam, D.D.G.M., Aaron, No. 14  .50
|      20—To Fred Davey, Grand Secretary  2,151.25
Oct.     3—To Fred Davey,  Grand Secretary  586.85
"       3—To Merchants Bank of Canada, Interest  43.90
1914
Jan.      5—To R. E. Thompson,   D. D. G. M.,   Vancouver,
No.   8  145.95
8—To C. E. Mahon, D.D.G.M., Fairview, No. 61... 104.50
9—To R. E. Thompson, D.D.G.M., Western Star,
No. 10   : .. 197.50
"      12—To R. E. Thompson, D.D.G.M., Pacific, No. 26.. 154.00
"     12—To Dr. A. H. Davies,   D. D. G. M.,   Grandview,
No. 62     40.75
|      16—To A. S. Killam, D.D.G.M., Aaron, No. 14  52.00
I     16—To A. S. Killam, D.D.G.M., Mt. Pleasant, No. 19 88.00
I     16—To A. S. Killam, D.D.G.M., North Vancouver,
No. 55     40.50
"      17—To C. E. Mahon, D.D.G.M., Island, No. 24...., 44.50
|     17—To  C.  E.  Mahon, D.D.G.M.,  Little Mountain,
No. 60    66.15
"     19—To Dr. A. H. Davies, D.D.G.M., Park, No. 66.. 27.00
Mar.   26—To Fred Davey, Grand Secretary  3,423.53
April 28—To Fred Davey, Grand Secretary (Ridgely, No.
22, Charter Fee)    30.00
April 30—To Merchants Bank of Canada, Interest  73.30
May   14—To Fred Davey, Grand Secretary  859.91
Total    $15,087.68
Disbursements
June 13, 1913 to May 4, 1914—
By Paid Orders, Nos. 1 to 53, also orders Nos. la to
12a inclusive  $11,368.63
Balance on hand  $ 3,719.05
Yours fraternally,
W.  H.  BROWN,
Grand Treasurer. 3551
GRAND
REPRESENTATIVES'
If   t REPORT'
To the Grand Lodge, I. O. O. P., of British Columbia:
Taking everything into consideration, it is not a sinecure, by
any means, for your representatives to make a concise or even
comprehensive report upon the proceedings of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge at its 89th session held in Minneapolis from
September 15th to 19th, of last year. The business transacted
was voluminous and the rapidity with which it was carried on,
made it impossible for many of the delegates to fully understand
what was taking place. One great difficulty was combining the
reports of several committees and passing on them as a whole by
numbers, making it absolutely impossible for one to refer back to
the resolutions in the Sessional reports and grasp the meaning of
the Committee's report at the same time. We desire to assure
you, however, that the representatives from the Grand Lodge as
well as the representatives from the Grand Encampment of B. C.
were always in their seats at the opening of the Sessions and
remained day after day while the Sovereign Grand Lodge was
transacting business. Your representatives were assigned to
committees as follows: A. M. Russell of Vancouver, Senior
Representative of the Grand Lodge, to the Committee on Distribution of Grand Officers' Reports; F. E. Simpson, of Victoria,
B. C, Junior Representative of the Grand Lodge, to the 'Committee
on Miscellaneous Business; W. H. Walsh, of Vancouver, Senior
Representative of the Grand Encampment, as chairman of the
Committee on Unfinished Business, for which there was no call;
E. L. Webber of Vancouver, Junior Representative of the Grand
Encampment, was assigned to the Committee on Returns. Thus
it can be readily seen that the representatives from British
Columbia had comparatively little to do so far as committee
work was concerned.
It is the intention of your representatives to make a report
that will be as brief as possible and yet comprehensive enough to
embody the principal features of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
Session, the body that governs Odd Fellowship wherever it is
known.
Minneapolis did not desire that the meeting of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge should be held in that city but it was voted as the
place of meeting just the same and naturally both of the twin
cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) did all within their power, from
the highest to lowest in rank, to make the Session a profitable
and pleasant one, notwithstanding the embarrassment of the
conditions. The Executive Committee was headed by Brother F.
H. Castner, Grand Representative and Grand Scribe, and they did
everything possible for the convenience of the delegates, and from
no visitor was a word of complaint made against any act
performed by them. Brother Wallace G. Nye, who was appointed
Grand Messenger of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, was the Mayor
m 3552
of the city, and so far as the delegates could observe, his services
for the city must have been almost nil during the session, for no
man did more to assist in entertaining those present, mingling
with the delegates to such an extent and presenting golden keys
of the city that not only the name but to a great extent the
personality of the genial Mayor, will be remembered for a long
time by the Representatives of the Sovereign Grand Lodge. And
in this connection, one fact must not be overlooked and that is,
that Mrs.^ Nye so endeared herself to the Rebekahs present by
her cordiality to the representatives, that her name will be
enshrined with a feeling of love and kindness in the hearts of
every representative who met her. To the citizens of both
Minneapolis and St. Paul only one word can be said and that is
that each and every one was a prince. They met all of us in a
cordial manner and the Brother or Sister who wore a badge was
greeted with that kindness characteristic of those two great cities.
As to entertainments, it is needless to go into detail. All the
representatives were well taken care of, including the Association
of Presidents of the Rebekahs and the wives who accompanied
the representatives of the Grand Lodges and Grand Encampments.
Including Grand Officers, Past Grand Sires and Grand Representatives, there were 208 present.
Speaking of the attendance of Rebekahs, it might be well to
say that not only the members of the Assembly, but visiting
Rebekahs, were given an opportunity to see the various drills,
listen to the various discussions and even participate in them.
This was an educational factor, spread as it has been wherever
Rebekah Lodges are held, that will prove most potent in the
up-building of this important branch of the Order.
The application for the institution of a General Rebekah
Assembly and the constitution therefor, was postponed, an action
that in the opinion of your Representatives seemed hardly fair, as
the membership of the Rebekah Lodges has now reached that
stage that it holds each year, at the place of meeting of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge, a meeting of their Association of
Assembly Presidents, which is well attended and much valuable
work performed.
The next place of meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
will be at Atlantic City, New Jersey, for the week beginning
September 15th, 1915. Although no action could be taken by the
members of the Sovereign Grand Lodge last year, it is the general
feeling that the Lodge will hold its session of 1915 at San
Francisco.
One of the best features of the Session of Rebekah Presidents
was a model Rebekah session which proved as pleasing as it was
instructive.
The question of the reduction of the age limit was the first
resolution presented and after some most eloquent speeches on
both sides the resolution failed of adoption.
Addresses of welcome were made by Rev. Andrew Gillies, of
Minneapolis; Wallace G. Nye, Mayor of Minneapolis; A. W.
Annes, Grand Master of Minnesota; S. A. Farnsworth, Grand
Patriarch of Minnesota; Aug. Hohenstein, Department Commander of Minnesota; Mrs. Mahala McGillivray, President
Rebekah Assembly of Minnesota, and responses to those speeches
of hearty welcome were made by the following members of the
various branches of the Order: C. A.  Keller, Grand Sire; W. A. 3553
Spangler, of Texas; Mrs. Ionia Sullivan, of Missouri; Oscar
Hallam, of St. Paul; Judge Hugo Hanft, of St. Paul; Frank L.
Powers, of St. Paul.
The Committee on Codification of Laws reported that splendid
progress was being made and that at the next session printed
copies of the same would be laid upon the desk of each
Representative.
A committee of five were appointed to look after a site, cost
and ways and means of building a Temple.
The Secretary of the Grand Lodge has been instructed to
confer with the Rebekah Lodges as to their desire of forming a
Grand Rebekah Assembly, and the information is expected to be
in his hands prior to the next session. It is estimated that the
cost of such an Assembly will be one-fourth of a cent per capita.
As your Representatives, we do not care to comment further
on a session that was one of the greatest that the Sovereign
4tjrand Lodge ever held. The balance of our report will be
confined to brief excerpts from the reports of the Grand Officers
and the decisions of the Grand Sire.
DECISIONS   OF  THE   GRAND   SIRE
These excerpts are necessarily very brief and in some cases
a half page or more is reduced to two or three lines, as space
will hardly permit of a full detailed report. The following
decisions were approved by the Committee and the Sovereign
Grand Lodge.
1. A subordinate lodge must ballot separately on each
candidate for Degrees.
2. A Grand Lodge may not pass a law abrogating the above
3. A subordinate lodge may meet on the ground floor if
sufficiently private and secure from intrusion.
4. The Transfer Law does not apply to Quasi-Independent
Jurisdictions, such as New Zealand.
5. The widow of a brother holding a withdrawal card is not
entitled to funeral benefits.
6. A Transfer Certificate should be issued the same night the
application is received.
Odd Fellows papers have a right to use the emblems  of
the Order even though such papers are private enterprises.
8. A lodge or encampment may visit in a body another
lodge or encampment in the same jurisdiction.
9. A  blind man  is  not eligible  to  membership  by initiation.
10. In Utah, a "druggist" who sells liquor "not to be drunk
on the premises" is eligible to membership.
11. Funeral expenses must be paid, whether the brother be
buried by the Order or not.
12. If a lodge has no funds, it must assess its members a
sum sufficient to pay all accrued benefits.
13. A lodge may not provide that, when $300.00 sick benefits
have been paid, the weekly benefit shall then be reduced to $1.00
per week. 3554
14 and 15. Official P. G. P. and P. G. M. Jewels may be
worn in lieu of regalia in other branches of the Order.
16. During recess, the members of a lodge" MAY SMOKE
at a banquet held in another room.
17. During recess, the members of a lodge MAY NOT
SMOKE at a banquet held in the lodgeroom.
18. During recess, the members of a lodge MAY SMOKE
en route to and returning from a cemetery.
19. Anniversary services may be held on some other night,
than the 26th April, if more convenient.
20. When a brother is in an insane asylum, benefits must
be paid: First, for his needs; second, for needs of wife and
children, etc.
21. Eligibility to membership does not depend on citizenship.
22. A member of the Order may not advertise in an Odd
Fellow publication, giving his name as "Brother "
23. A man who was once insane but who is now sane is
eligible for membership, even though the fact of his former
insanity be not disclosed to the lodge.
24. When a brother takes a Withdrawal card, he cannot be
admitted to another lodge under the Transfer Law.
25. When a brother is in a hospital in a critical case, with a
private nurse, the amount provided by By-law for night watchers
MUST BE PAID. |
26. The contingent fund cannot be used for donations for
public purposes.
27. The ante-room is a part of the lodge room and the law
against smoking in the lodge room forbids smoking in the ANTEROOM, but brothers may smoke in a side room, which is not an
ante-room.
28. In a Rebekah lodge, the Noble Grand holds office until
her successor is actually installed. She is entitled to the honors
of Past Noble Grand, but continues to act as Noble Grand until
her successor is installed.' (This was in a case where the Noble
Grand-elect was ill and excused by the lodge, and some claimed^
that the Vice-Grand should fill the Noble Grand's chair).
29. A person who has not received the Rebekah degree may
be a petitioner for a Rebekah charter.
30. It is not necessary that five of the petitioners for a
Rebekah charter must hold live withdrawal cards.
31. Holders of Withdrawal Cards, etc., may join in a petition
for a Rebekah charter.
32. A Past President holding a withdrawal card cannot
institute a Rebekah  lodge.
33. The secretaries of Rebekah Assemblies MAY make their
reports direct to the Grand Secretary of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge.
34. In a Rebekah lodge, candidates must be initiated in the
lodge electing them to membership, but the lodge may invite the
degree staff of another lodge to confer the degree in the lodge
electing them to membership. ? *£<* O O D O
35. An encampment cannot be opened without some member
present qualified to preside.
36. Grand Honors are conferred only in that branch of the
Order of which the Officer is a Grand Officer.
37. Grand Encampments rtiay provide that encampments
may be non-beneficial or may have both beneficial and non-
beneficial members.
38. A Grand Encampment may appropriate its money for
entertainment and parade features as an inducement for attendance
at its sessions..
39. A member who became totally blind while dropped for
N. P. D. is eligible for reinstatement as a non-beneficial member.
40. A chevalier has not the right to wear his headgear as a
part of his uniform at a session of a Grand Body.
41. In the P. M. ritual the same rule as to matters in
parenthesis holds as in subordinate lodge ritual.
42. This is a decision in a question of parliamentary law and
is too long to summarize.
43. The Grand Sire cannot remove a Grand Master. Local
matters are governed by local law.
44. The approval by the S. G. L. of an amendment to the
Constitution of a Grand Lodge, if at variance with its original
charter, also amends its charter to that extent.
45. Hereafter i*o P. G. P.'s jewel may be purchased, except
those prescribed by the S. G. L.
46. 'A private enterprise may advertise "for Odd Fellows
only," but (1) it may not use any of the emblems of the Order,
(2) it may not be endorsed by Grand or subordinate officers as
such officers, (3) it may not solicit business in a lodge while in
session.
48 to 82. These are cases in which the Grand Sire said he
had no right or authority to give decisions as the queries came
from those not eligible to ask questions but in many of which he
gave his private opinion and all of which were stricken from the
printed Journal.
83. A lodge may pay $10.00 per week sick benefits and furnish
a physician in addition but not medicine.
84. When a lodge provides for an assessment for additional
funeral benefits (as in Colo. Const., Art. 12, Sec. 10), it cannot
(1) deprive the widow of such benefits; (2) the Grand Lodge may
change the Constitution for subordinate lodges so as to limit
such payments to a wife "living with the deceased brother at the
time of his death"; (3) the Grand Lodge can provide that such
payments be made, in the absence of widow and children, to the
mother, sister, or other dependent relative; (4) such assessment
should be made payable immediately; (5) a lodge may provide
that attendance at services at the house or church shall be
considered as attending the funeral, in so far as fines are concerned.
85. The penalty for a lodge taking a candidate who resides
within the jurisdiction of another lodge without obtaining
permission is the forfeiture of all fees and dues paid by such
member to such lodge.
86. Am Arabian is eligible to membership. 3556
87. An Odd Fellow lodge can lease its hall to another society
that uses beer as a drink at its banquets.
88. A woman whose husband has been elected to membership
in a subordinate lodge but not yet initiated and who, without
fault on her part, is initiated into a Rebekah lodge, is legally a
member, but the lodge is liable to discipline.
89. Odd Fellows, as individuals, may place a "memorial
window" containing the emblems of the Order in a Church.
90. A badge bearing the colors "pink and green" but also a
"United States flag" upon the same ribbon is not a regulation
Rebekah badge.
91 and 92. \ A sister of fifteen consecutive years' membership
is not exempt from payment of dues.
93. An encampment member must have served a term in
office to be eligible to election as Senior Warden.
94. A report of a committee of a Grand Lodge recommending
a new constitution may be  amended by the  Grand  Lodge.
95. A Grand Body may provide in its Constitution that Grand
Representatives shall be recognized as elective officers thereof
but this shall in no wise render them ineligible to any other elective
office in such Grand Body (Report 158).
CODIFICATION OF THE LEGISLATION OF 1913
In this codification only new legislation is reported. The
decisions of the Grand Sire are not included, as they are considered
constructions of existing law.
The subjects are arranged in alphabetical order for convenience
in referring to them as in an index. The figures set opposite
each subject indicate the page or pages in the Journal of Proceedings where the legislation may be found.
Dedicating Halls, Etc.
Grand Master may grant dispensation to lay a cornerstone
or dedicate an Odd Fellows' Hall on Sunday, according
to form prescribed by The Sovereign Grand Lodge, after
satisfying himself that there shall be nothing done or
attempted that will tend to desecrate the day 266,396,413
Elections in Grand Bodies.
Grand bodies are permitted by amendment to their Constitutions to provide for the election of their officers^ by
Past Grands who are the duly accredited representatives
of the subordinate bodies under the jurisdiction of said
Grand Bodies    267, 429, 445
Homes.
Hereafter the word "resident" to be used instead of
" inmate" as applied to the residents of our
Homes    | 320,419,442
The sentiment of The Sovereign Grand Lodge is that
corporal punishment should be abolished if from all
Homes of the Order, and milder and more humane
methods used   405> 449 3557
Jewels.
Design      for     Past      Department      Commander's      Jewel
New design for District Deputy Grand Master's and
Past District Deputy Grand Master's Jewel adopted. .309, 325
For all Past Grand Sires to be procured 320,.428, 445
Design for Jewel for Past Grand Sires described... .321, 425, 444
Memorials.
On death of Past Grand Representatives to be excluded
from the Journal of Proceedings 313, 420, 442
Odes.
Committee on Printing Supplies authorized and empowered
to have Odes now used and controlled by The Sovereign
Grand Lodge sung into and placed on record plates.. 405, 449
Patriarchs Militant.
Approve an amendment to paragraph 2, page 21, of the
Medical Code and Regulations 406, 427, 445
Peace Monument.
Grand Sire directed to act during recess in concert with
all legitimate efforts toward erecting a monument at
The  Hague 272, 340, 412
Grand Sire authorized to send out any proclamation that
may to him seem appropriate calling for individual contributions for this purpose, but not authorizing appropriations therefor from lodge funds, but Grand Bodies
authorized to appropriate from their treasury as they
deem expedient for the purpose   423, 443
Petition for Membership.
Change in form authorized and prescribed 405, 428, 445
Printing Supplies.
Committee increased to six members so as to include
Grand   Sire    264, 305, 323
Rebekah.
Non-beneficial membership in Rebekah lodges authorized
after member has been a contributing member for
twenty-five  consecutive  years    263, 427, 444
Temple for the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Committee of five appointed to ascertain probable cost of a
suitable site for such a building as will be needed and
report findings at next annual communication.. .425, 444, 455
STATISTICS     OF    THE     ORDER    THROUGHOUT     THE
WORLD FROM 1830 TO DECEMBER 31, 1912
Including Australiasia,  Denmark,  Germany, Netherlands, Sweden
and Switzerland
Initiations in Subordinate Lodges     3,972.403
Members relieved    4,145,560
Widowed Families relieved  333,057
Members deceased  417,796
Total   Relief    $148,469,984.87
Total Revenue       312,539,662.18 3558
CONDITION     OF    THE     ORDER     THROUGHOUT     THE
WORLD DECEMBER 31, 1912
Sovereign Grand Lodge   1
Quasi-Independent     Grand     Lodges     (Australasia,
Denmark,   Germany,   Netherlands,   Sweden,   and
Switzerland)      6
Grand Lodges     68
Grand   Encampments     57
Subordinate Lodges    18,089
Subordinate  Encampments     3,715
Rebekah Lodges   I  9,725
Lodge  Members     1,645,369
Encampment Members    231,865
Rebekah Lodge Members    711,873
Total number of persons belonging to the Order.. .. 2,121,921
Total Relief paid in 1912 /.. $ 5,917,323.15
total Receipts of Subordinate Bodies for 1912  18,922,758.38
Total  Expenses  of  Grand  and  Subordinate   Bodies
for 1912    .  9,871,470.01
Invested  Funds  of  Grand  and  Subordinate   Bodies
December 31,  1912     63,539,895.32
EXCERPTS FROM GRAND SIRE'S REPORT
Twenty-nine years ago the Sovereign Grand Lodge met in
Minneapolis. At that time there were 8002 subordinate lodges and
1066 Rebekah Lodges, with a total membership of 544,158; now
we have 18,089 subordinate lodges and 9,725 Rebekah lodges, with
a total membership of 2,121,921. Then our total annual receipts
were $5,350,041.47; now they are $18,922,758.38. Then our total
annual relief was $2,015,843.52;   now it is $5,917,323.15.
The total revenue during 1912 amounts to $18,922,758.38, being
an increase over 1911 of $619,547.52. The total expenditures were
$5,917,323.15, giving a surplus of revenues over expenditures of
$13,005,435.23. During the last year 143,601 brothers and 7,653
widowed families shared in the distribution of relief, which
amounted to $3,902,006.30.$The total invested funds of this Order
amount to $63,529,895.32, a gain of $208,681.45 over 1911.
ENCAMPMENTS AND CANTONS
The reports on these two bodies are far from encouraging
and emphasize the fact that since members of the Canton must
come from members of the Encampments, something should be
done to arouse a greater interest in the Encampment Branch of
the Order.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge had on hand August 1st, 1912,
$74,066.61 and on August 1, 1913, $103,597.42. The balance on
hand July 31st, 1913, was $70,149.30.
The Grand Sire rendered the following decision on a question
submitted from this Jurisdiction:
Section 7 of Article 4 provides that "Lodges may provide by
by-law, to employ a physician to attend members in good standing
when sick, and pay a stipulated sum per annum for such service
out of the funds."
Question—Is it lawful for any subordinate lodge to pay sick
benefits of $10.00 per week to any member, and also supply a
doctor and medicine on a basis of $12.00 per year dues? 3559
Answer—It would be lawful to pay $10.00 per week sick
benefits and furnish a physician in addition but not medicine.
A committee on revising the Constitution may submit a report
which may be amended and then lay on the table for one year to
come up for adoption if the Constitution so requires.
The plan of granting Grand Master's jewels, adopted by the
Grand Lodge of British Columbia, was put in force last year by
the Sovereign Grand Lodge with respect to Past Grand Sires.
EXCERPTS FROM THE GRAND SECRETARY'S
".gBp^ &    REPORT
The net increase in the subordinate membership in 1912 is
20,763 compared with 41,457 in 1911. The net gain in Rebekah
membership is:—vSisters 20,264, compared with 15,726 in 1911, and
of brothers 4,570, compared with 4,076 in 1911. The total membership of the Order on December 31, 1912, was 2,121,912, of
which the subordinate lodge membership is 1,625,369 and 476,552
sisters only of Rebekah Lodges.
The net increase in Encampment membership for the year is
4,559 compared with 5,809 in 1911. While Encampment branch
as a whole shows the net increase above stated, yet 26 jurisdictions show net losses.
The total receipts of the fiscal year ending July 31, 1913, of
the Grand Secretary's Office for supplies, taxes and interest, were
$103,597.42, compared with $100,264.08 for the preceding year.
FINAL
In view of the fact that the laws of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge compel a representative to wear regalia in addressing or
voting in that body, we would recommend that the Grand Lodge
of British Columbia purchase regalia to be at all times the
property of the Grand Lodge for the use of the said representatives.
Your Representatives take this occasion to tender their
sincere thanks for the courtesies extended by C. A. Keller, Grand
Sire; Robert T. Daniell, Deputy Grand Sire; John B. Goodwin,
Grand Secretary; M. Richards Muckle, Grand Treasurer, and
other officers of the Sovereign Grand Lodge. We appreciate
these courtesies not so much for ourselves but for the high
standing of Odd Fellowship in the great domain of British
Columbia, Canada.
Fraternally submitted,
A, M. RUSSELL,
F. E. SIMPSON,
Grand   Representatives 3560
The Committee on Distribution presented the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B.C.? I.O.O.F.: #
Your Committee on Distribution beg to recommend the following distribution of the Grand Officers' Reports to the several
Committees, viz.:
Grand Masters' Report
To the Committee on State of the Order—Page 1, those portions referring to "State of the Order," and "Official Acts" on
Page 2, Pages 3, 4, 5 and first part of Page 6.; "Official Visits" on
Pages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16; the portions of the Reports of
the District Deputy Grand Masters on Pages 16, 17, 18 and 19, referring to the State of the Order in their Districts.
To the Committee on Petitions—Portions of Page 2 headed
Dispensations for Rebekah and Subordinate Lodges.
To the Committee on Judiciary—Pages 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, re
Appointments, Decisions, Proclamations issued, and Dispensations
granted. Decisions rendered by District Deputy' Grand Masters'
Districts, Nos. 1, 2, and 31.
Grand Secretary's Report
To the Committee on State of the Order—Pages 20, 21, 22, 29,
30, portion of Page 31, relating to Veteran Jewels; portions of
Page 32 referring to Necrology and Jubilee Celebration, also
Page 33.
To the Committee on Finance—Pages 23, 24, 25, 26 and Portions of Page 27 headed Summary, Stock Account and Aged Oddfellows' Fund. Page 28 and that part of Page 32 referring to
Grand Secretary's Office.
To the Committee on Odd Fellows' Home—Portion of Page
27, headed, "Odd Fellows' Home Fund."
To Committee on Legislation—Portion of Page 31 relating to
"Examination of Candidates for Degreess."
Grand Treasurer's Report
To the Committee on Finance—The whole of this Report on
Pages 43 and 44.
Report of Grand Representatives
Page   42.    Recommendation   to ^ purchase   Regalia   for   Grand
Representatives to Committee on Finance.
Signed by the Committee.
The Grand Master appointed Bros. Simpson, P.G.M., No.
42, J. H. Glass, No. 51, and W. Law, P.G.M., No. 10, as a
Committee to convey" the fraternal greetings of this Grand
Lodge to the Rebekah Assembly.
The Grand Master submitted the following Supplementary Report, which was referred to the Committee on Distribution : 3561
GRAND MASTER'S  SUPPLEMENTARY  REPORT
To the Grand Lodge of B.C., I.O.O.F.:
Since th* printing of the advance report, I have received a
Memorial with three resolutions from Dawson Lodge No. lA, asking that more power be conferred to D.D.G.M.'s to grant Dispensations; that permission be given Subordinate Lodges to set aside
ten per cent, of their receipts for dues to form a Contingent Fund
and that the Constitution of the Grand Lodge be amended to
permit lodges to elect their representatives to the Grand Lodge
on the first meeting in April instead of May as at present.
I s bmit this Memorial for your consideration.
I also beg to submit the reports of D. D. G. M.'s, received
since my report was printed, dispensations granted and decisions
made.
as  follows:
visits,  nine.
District Deputy Grand Masters' Reports
District No. 8—C. E. Mahon, D.D.G.M., reports
Installations, six; dispensations issued, none; official
The three lodges in this district, comprising Island Lodge, No. 24,
Little Mountain, No. 60, and Fairview, No. 61, are all in a
flourishing condition, each lodge increasing in membership and
strengthening their financial conditions. The membership of each
lodge are of the highest character. Rebekah lodges are now
established at each place.
District No. 9—A. H. Davies, D. D. G. M. Installed the
officers of Park Lodge, No. 66, and Grandview, No. 62, at regular
times. Paid two official visits to Park Lodge, October 22, 1913,
and April 14, 1914. Decisions, none of any consequence. Conditions good, considering the general financial depression. New
lodge (Ridgley, No. 22) applied for Charter, propose to institute
May 19th. Should be a new lodge in Hastings within the next
year, only difficulty is in finding a suitable lodge room.
District No. 18—I. Lehman, D.D.G.M., reports installing the
officers of Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23, at regular times. Condition
of the Order in this district very good, took in several new
members during the winter months, and have now an application
of one whom  I  consider will make a good member.
District No. 20—S. Neil, D.D.G.M. Installed the officers of
Rocky Mountain, No. 34, at regular times. Condition of the
Order good. The lodge is very satisfactory, but owing to the
general depression, we are not making much headway in getting
new members,  but have prospects  of  some  in  the  near  future.
District No. 34—A. Douglas, D.D.G.M. Installed the officers
of Prince Rupert Lodge, No. 63, at the usual times. Paid two
official visits. I am pleased to say that Prince Rupert Lodge, No.
63, is in good condition. We enjoyed the visit of Brother E. G.
Cavalsky as special deputy and appreciated his good advice, and
am glad to say that his visit has been a great benefit to Prince
Rupert Lodge and the Order.
District No. 36—W. H. Cowen, D.D.G.M. Installed the
officers of Pittitko Lodge, No. 13, January, 1914. (Bro. Hyslop,
D.D.G.M., installed in July, 1913). Made one official visit.
Lodge in  excellent condition financially and otherwise.     Initiated 3562
sixteen   members   during   my   term.     Degree   work   very   good.
Membership  increasing  steadily,  average  attendance  30  per  cent.
District No. 37—C. F. Yates, D.D.G.M. Installed the officers
of Abbotsford Lodge, No. 20, at usual times. Made no other
official visits. Condition, very good under the present circumstances. The town has been at a standstill for a year or more,
and there has been very little opportunity for growth, but there
has been a steady attendance and real interest taken in all matters
connected with the Order.
District No. 38—Chas. L. Dearing, D.D.G.M. Officers of
Dawson Lodge, No. la, installed January 7th, 1914. Bro. Tennant
installed officers for term commencing July 1st, 1913, as my commission had not arrived. Dispensation granted: To elect Noble
Grand Third degre£ member, all qualified members declining
election. Being so far removed from seat of government that it
required several weeks to exchange communications I deemed it
expedient and to the best interest of the lodge to grant this
dispensation. I confirmed this by forwarding regular dispensation.
Absolute harmony has prevailed throughout the year and I have
not been called upon to render a decision. The officers and
members endeavor to live up to the laws of the Order and I am
glad to say that the law has not been transgressed. A caution
from time to time is all that is required. We have had a prosperous year in every sense of the word. Our financial condition
(while not considered strong) is in better shape than any time since
Dawson Lodge, No. 1, was granted a charter. Our numerical
strength has been increased by 25 members since July 1st, 1913,
and indications point to a very successful summer. In a word
Odd Fellowship in the Yukon Territory is in a flourishing
condition. I would specially recommend that power be given
D.D.G.M.'s in outlying districts, allowing them to grant such
dispensations as "electing third degree members to office of Noble
Grand"; "to appear in public with regalia when the Good of the
Order demands it"; "to hold social functions under the auspices of
the Order"; legislation allowing subordinate lodges to set aside
10% of dues as a Contingent Fund would be a move in the right
direction. I wish to extend to you my hearty thanks and assure
you of my sincere appreciation for the courtesy extended to us last
summer in having your special deputy, Brother Cavalsky, visit us
officially. Great good is-bound to follow such official visits. Our
members take it as a mark of recognition and are looking forward
with pleasure for the annual visit pf the Grand Master or his
representative.
New Lodges \
May 19th, 1914—Ridgely Lodge, No. 22, Vancouver, was instituted by Grand Treasurer W. H. Brown, assisted by A. H. Davies,
D.D.G.M., W. A. Johnstone, P.G.M., E. L. Webber, P.G.M. A- M.
Russell, G. Rep., T. H. White, G. Mar., A. E. Harron, G. G., J. F.
Faulkner, P. G., and R. E. Thompson, D.D.G.M. Ridgely Lodge
starts off with a membership of thirty-four, twenty-one charter and
thirteen by initiation. The Degree staff of Mount Pleasant Lodge,
No. 19, conferred the Initiatory degree on the thirteen candidates.
Dispensation for New Rebekah Lodge
On May 28th I granted a dispensation to Kalamalka Rebekah
Lodge, No. 6, to be located at Vernon, B.C., also issued a commis- 3563
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sion to Sister Alice Rea, D.D.P., of the Rebekah Assembly, to act
as my special deputy to institute said Lodge and install the officers
on June 5th.    I would recommend that a Charter be granted.
Dispensations Granted
May 18th, 1914—To Vancouver Lodge, No..8, to open lodge at
7 p.m. May 22nd, 29th and June 5th for the purpose of degree
practice.
May 9th—To Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. 19, to open lodge at
7 p.m. May 19th in order to permit of the institution of Ridgely
Lodge No. 22, in their lodge room.
May 25th, 1914—To Wildey Lodge, No. 44, to elect a third
degree member to office of Noble Grand, all qualified members
refusing to serve.
May 28th, 1914—To Key City Lodge, No. 42, to confer two
degrees on a brother at one meeting, account of candidate living at
a distance.
May 28th, 1914—To Maple Leaf Lodge, No. 53, to elect third
degree member to chair of Noble Grand, all qualified brothers
refusing to serve.
Decisions
Submitted by Harmony Lodge, No. 6:—
Question 1—Is this lodge required to refund any part of a
quarter's dues to members taking a Transfer Certificate and joining
another lodge.
Answer—Yes.
Question 2—A member transferred is paid three weeks in
advance of the date of signing; is the Lodge required to pay pro
rata (rebate) for a three weeks' period?
Answer—This is covered by question one. The law says, all
dues paid in advance must be refunded.
Question 3--Is a quarter's dues to be considered "dues in
advance.':
Answer—No.
Question 4—Would an uncollected funeral assessment be
chargeable against any amount required to be refunded otherwise..
Answer—Assessment should be deducted from amount to his
credit.
t.     Fraternally submitted,
%■ R. DUDLEY,
Grand   Master.
The Grand Secretary submitted the following Supplementary Report, which was referred to the Committee on
Distribution:
Supplementary Report of Grand Secretary
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:    |
Since my report was printed I have been advised by Bro. I. R.
Lawrence,  D.D.G.M., District No. 2, that, with the  assistance of 3564    •
about forty members of Royal City Lodge, No. 3, and Amity
Lodge, No. 27, of New Westminster, he successfully instituted
"Fidelity" Lodge, No. 25, at Mission City on 13th May, 1914. Bro.
Lawrence speaks very highly of the material composing the new
lodge and predicts for it a most successful career.
"Ridgely" Lodge, No. 22, was also instituted at South Vancouver on 19 May, 1914, by Bro. W. H. Brown, Grand Treasurer,
with twenty-one charter members. Fourteen candidates were
balloted for and initiated on the night of institution.
Bro. Dr. A. H. Davies, D.D.G.M., District No. 9, states that a
Lodge in the neighborhood in which this Lodge has been opened
was badly needed. It is therefore to be expected that it will prove
a success.
The consent of "Little Mountain" Lodge, No. 60, and "Park"
Lodge No. 66, was obtained prior to granting the dispensation.
FRED.   DAVEY,
Grand  Secretary.
The  following  communications  were  read  and  ordered
spread on the minutes:
Office of the Grand Secretary,
Toronto, May 29th, 1914.
Mr. Fred. Davey,
Grand Secretary I.O.O.F.,
Victoria, B. C.
Dear Sir and Brother:—
I am pleased to be in a position to advise you that Grand
Master Coupland has arranged to leave here tomorrow evening,
with Victoria as his objective point. He is making some stops on
the way and will reach Victoria on Tuesday, June 9th, and go direct
to Headquarters Hotel.
Trusting that your demonstration may be successful in every
respect, and with kindest personal regards, I am,
^Fraternally yours,
WM. BROOKS,
Grand Secretary.
Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan, I.O.O.F.,
Regina, Sask., June 5th, 1914.
Fred Davey, Esq.,
Grand Secretary, I.O.O.F.,
Victoria,. B. C.
Dear Sir and Bro.:
I beg to advise you that at the Session of the Grand Lodge of
Saskatchewan on the 4th inst., Bro. F. J. Reynolds, Deputy Grand
Master, was deputized to convey the fraternal greetings of this
Grand Lodge to the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, at its
session of the week of June 9th. 3565
Trusting that you may have a very enjoyable week and a
profitable session.
Fraternally yours,
GEO.   M.   BAIRD, f
Grand  Secretary.
Grand Lodge of Alberta, I.O.O.F.,
Office    of    the    Grand   Master,
Calgary, Alta., June 2nd, 1914.
Fred Davey,
Grand Secretary,
Victoria, B. C.
Dear Sir and Bro.:
The writer expects to be present at your jubilee celebration
and Grand Lodge meeting as Fraternal Delegate from this jurisdiction.    I expect to be in Victoria Monday at 2.30 p.m.
Fraternally,
G.  W.   HENDERSON,    |
Grand   Master.
Communications were read from the Times Printing &
Publishing Company and T. C. Smart, asking permission to
take a group photograph of the Grand Lodge when
convenient. Ordered to be received and the Grand Master
to appoint a committee to arrange for a photograph to be
taken at noon today. The chair appointed Bros. T. C. Hubbard, No.  1, and J. Wilby, No. 2, to form this committee.
The Grand Secretary submitted the following notice of
motion, which had been received| and circulated to the
Subordinate Lodges, which was referred to the Committee
on Legislation.
Victoria, B.C., 10 March, 1914.
To the Grand Secretary,
Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.
We hereby notify you that we will move the following amendments to the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of this Jurisdictibn
at the next Annual Session of the Grand Lodge:—
Article IV, Section 4—Strike out the word "quarterly" in the
12th^ line and insert the word "monthly" in lieu thereof. The
Section to read as follows when amended:—
Sec. 4. The Grand Secretary shall make a just and true record
of the ^ proceedings of the Grand Lodge at every session, and
transmit as soon as practicable after the close of the annual session,
to the Subordinate Lodges, copies thereof; he shall keep the
accounts between the Grand Lodge and its Subordinates, receive
all moneys coming therefrom, and pay the same over to the Grand 3566
Treasurer; he shall issue all necessary notices and circulars to
Subordinates, representatives and officers; he shall provide all
stationery for the use of the Grand Lodge, and superintend such
printing as the Lodge shall direct; he shall perform such other
duties as are herein provided for, or that may be ordered by the
Grand Lodge; he shall receive such salary as may be fixed upon at
each annual session, which shall be paid monthly; he shall, previous
to installation, give bonds to the Grand Lodge of the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows of the Province of British Columbia, in such
form and penalty as shall be approved of, for the faithful discharge
of his duties.
Art. IV, Section 7—After the word "District," in line 6, insert
the words "for the following purposes:    1st."
in line 8, insert the words:—
After the word "it"
"2nd.
"3rd.
4th.
5th.
To authorize the installation of officers in public."
To give entertainments for the benefit of the Order.
To authorize the balloting for, and initiation of, a candidate at Nthe time his proposition is presented to a lodge.
To empower lodges to elect Scarlet Degree members to
any office in such lodge, provided all qualified brothers
refuse to serve."
The section to read as follows when amended:—
Sec. 7. The District Deputy Grand Master shall, in the
absence of the Grand Master or other elective Grand Officer, install
the officers of all Lodges in his District, and enforce a due
observance of the Constitution, By-laws, and Resolutions of the
Grand Lodge; be the organ of the Grand Master with the
Subordinates in his Jurisdiction; have power to grant dispensations
to Lodges in his District for the following purposes:—
1st. To confer the three Degrees in less time than may be
otherwise permitted, when circumstances require it.
2nd.    To authorize the installation of officers in public.
3rd.    To give entertainments for the benefit of the Order.
4th.    To authorize the balloting for and initiation of a candidate at the time his proposition is presented to a lodge.
5th. To empower lodges to elect Scarlet Degree members to
any office in such lodge, provided all qualified brothers
refuse to serve.
He shall see that the work of the Order is performed.uniformly,
confer official degrees on Past Grands, collect from Lodges in his
District all returns and moneys due the Grand Lodge, and forward
them immediately to the Grand Secretary; decide all questions
of law that may be submitted to him by Lodges under his charge,
and report annually to the Grand Master his proceedings. He shall
forthwith report to the Grand Master all cases of violation on
the part of Subordinates of the Constitution and By-laws of the
Grand Lodge, or disobedience to its lawful commands.
WM. W. GARDINER, P. G., No. 1.
A. ANDERSON, P. G., No. 1.
JAMES WILBY, P. G., No. 2.
D. DEWAR, P. G., No. 2.
A. J. CLEARY, P. G. No. 4.
F. C. DILLABOUGH, P. G. Rep., No. 4. 3567
The following notice of motion was read and referred
to the Committee on Legislation:
' & Victoria, B.C., June 10, 1914.
To the Officers and Members of the
Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of British Columbia:
We hereby give notice that we will,  on Thursday,  the  llth
June, 1914, move to amend Sec. 1 of the By-laws of this  Grand
Body, by striking out the  second word of said  section  (viz.,  the
word "elective").
J. F. FAULKNER, Rep. No. 61.
W. H.  BROWN,  Grand Treasurer.
The Grand Secretary submitted similar Memorial and
Resolutions from "Dawson" Lodge, No. la, Dawson, Y.T.,
to those contained in the Grand Master's Supplementary
Report, which were referred to the Committee on Legislation.
The Executive Committee presented the following
report which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
Your committee on the furnishing of the Sleeping Pavilion at
the   Tuberculosis   Sanatorium   at   Tranquille,   beg   to   report   as
follows: •
Your Committee reported at the last annual session of this
Grand Body, that the Sleeping Pavilion had been entirely furnished
throughout, and that a balance still remained to the credit of this
fund. The Grand Lodge decided to hand this balance over to the
British Columbia Anti-Tuberculosis Society, but your Committee
felt that the desire of the brethren would be more fully met, were
the money expended by us, as the rest of the fund had been.
Accordingly, Bro. E. L. Webber, P.G.M., visited the Sanatorium
in  January   last,   and  in   consultation   with   the   Medical   Superintendent, Dr. Vrooman, and the Matron, prepared a list of renewals,
of towels and bed linen,  which were  required, and  Bro.  Webber
sufficient quantity to retire the balance at the credit of
and had same shipped to  the  Sanatorium.    We have,
now appropriated  the  entire  fund  and  completed  our
ordered a
this fund,
therefore,
work.
Clause 2, Article 14, Sub-section 1, of the Constitution of the
British Columbia Anti-Tuberculosis Society, reads as follows:—
Business Corporations or Partnerships subscribing to the funds
of the Society shall be entitled to nominate an Annual Governor for
every $1,000 subscribed, and for every $5,000 subscribed shall be
entitled to nominate a Life Governor." Under this clause, this
Grand Lodge is entitled to two Annual Governors.
Under appointment from the Grand Master, Bro. Webber
represented this Grand Body at the last annual meeting of the
Society, held in the city of Vancouver, on March 18th and April 1st
last. Bro. Webber's report in this connection appears in the
report of the Grand Master.
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Your Committee recommends that this Grand Lodge nominate
two Annual Governors to represent this Grand Body at the
meetings of the Society.
Your Committee feels justly proud of the benevolence of our
brothers and sisters in their liberal contribution to such a worthy
object, and the permanent provision made for the care of our less
fortunate fellow-man, will long stand as a monument to the
benevolence of our members.
R. DUDLEY, Grand Master.
H. WHITE, Deputy Grand Master.
P. W. DEMPSTER, Grand Warden.
FRED. DAVEY, Grand Secretary.
W. H. BROWN, Grand Treasurer.
E. L. WEBBER, Past Grand Master.
Report read from Committee on Laws of Subordinates
which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:      'f %
, •
Your Committee on Laws of Subordinates beg to report that
since the last session of this Grand Lodge we have considered
and approved the following amendments to the By-laws of Subordinate Lodges of this jurisdiction:
"Columbia" Lodge, No. 2—Increase of Funeral Benefits to $100.
"Dominion Lodge," No. 4—re Entrance Fees and Benefits.
"Duncan" Lodge, No. 17—re Duties of Trustees—Night and
hour of meeting.
"Key City" Lodge, No. 42—re Duties of Treasurer, Payment of
Dues, Fees for Admission—Cards—Amendments to By-laws.
"Snowshoe" Lodge, No. 46—re Benefits.
"Pacific" Lodge, No. 26—Amendment re Salaries of Secretaries.
Signed by the Committee.
Resolved—That this Grand Lodge do now adjourn to
7 o'clock p.m. today.
The  Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
EVENING   SESSION
The Grand Lodge reassembled at 7 o'clock p.m., pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Lodge Officers and a quorum
of representatives being present. All present were examined,
reported qualified to sit and the Grand Lodge was declared
open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called. To the Grand Lodge of B. C
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The   Committee   on   Finance   presented   the   following
report, which was adopted:
Victoria, May 29th, 1914.
Your Finance Committee beg leave to report that we have
examined the books, vouchers and reports of your Grand Secretary
and Grand Treasurer and find the same correct and in perfect
order.
Signed by the Committee.
Report read from the Special Committee on allowance of
rebate on dues paid in advance, which was adopted:
Nelson, B.C., 1 June, 1914.
Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of British Columbia.
Dear Sirs and Brothers:
Your special committee appointed at the last session of the
Grand Lodge to ascertain the opinion of Subordinate Lodges, and
report re "Advance Payment of Dues," beg to report:—
1. A circular letter, a copy of which is attached, was mailed
to each Subordinate Lodge in the jurisdiction. A few lodges have
not replied thereto, but sufficient replies have been received to
enable the Grand Lodge to deal finally in the matter.
2. Your committee has tabulated the replies received, and you
will find same appended hereto.
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3. Your committee desires herewith to express its appreciation
of the careful consideration pf the question given by the various
lodges noted in the report, as well for the prompt manner in which
the replies were forwarded as requested.
In view of the opinions expressed, and with a desire to overcome the loss of members for N. P. D,, your committee would
recommend that a further inquiry be made in the Subordinate
Lodges for an expression of opinion regarding the causes which
lead to suspensions for N.P.D., and suggestions as to means which
might be adopted tp overcome the same. This matter to be
reported to Grand Lodge at the 1915 session.
Your committee does not deem it necessary to add any recommendations in the matter covered in the report, the concensus of
opinion in the Lodges being so emphatically in the negative.
Signed by the Committee,
^he Secretary,
Lodjre No I.O.O.F,
Nelson, B.C., March 5, 1914.
B.C
Dear Sir and Brother
At the session of the Grand Lodge held in Nanaimo, June last
he undersigned were appointed a special committee to submit *o 3570
subordinate lodges the following question, and report the result to
the Grand Lodge at the next session:
Question:—Is this Lodge in favor of an amendment to the
Constitution which will permit the granting of a rebate to members
who pay dues in advance?
(a) Would legislation along this line have the effect of
reducing the number of suspensions for non-payment of dues?
Will you kindly submit these questions to your Lodge at the
earliest convenience, invite discussion, and record the vote on
same, forwarding to my address, here, the result thereof, giving
briefly the reasons for or against, as the case may be.
Thanking you in anticipation of your early attention to this
matter, I am,
Yours in F. L. & T.,
D. C. McMORRIS,! M
Chairman Special Committee,
P. O. Box 95, Nelson, B. C.
Committee:—D. C. McMorris, No. 16 (Chairman); J. C. Davis,
No. 19; R. B. Blakely, No. 21; W. B. Fleming, No. 38; W. G. Pond,
No. 38;   S. A. Hunter, No. 57.
Affirmative
Lodge No. 23—Unanimous in favor of rebate and of opinion
that legislation along those lines would reduce the number of
suspensions for N. P. D.
Lodge No. 46—Unanimously in favor.
Lodge No. 54—In favor of allowing rebate to members paying
dues 12 months in advance; and of opinion it would have a strong
tendency to eliminate suspension of N.P.D. The lodge unanimous
in this decision.
Lodge No. 54—Unanimous in favor.
Negative
Lodge, No. 1—Many objections. 1st—Would discriminate in
favor of well-to-do members. 2nd—Would complicate the bookkeeping of lodges. 3rd—Would introduce a spirit of commercialism into the Order repugnant to its fraternal principles, and it
would reduce the revenue of lodges which some can ill afford.
4th—Such legislation would not appreciably reduce the number of
suspensions for N.P.D.
Lodge, No. 2—In order to grant a rebate the dues would have
to be advanced to protect the revenue, and the result would have a
tendency to increase suspensions for N.P.D.
Lodge, No. 4—Not in favor.
Lodge, No. 5—Opposed, as do not think would be of any benefit
to the members of this lodge.
Lodge, No. 6—That the spirit of Oddfellowship was opposed
to subjecting the Order to mercenary inducements for securing or
retaining membership. That such legislation would be little or no
inducement to brothers who intended to drop membership.    That 3571
such rebate would primarily benefit the members who are in the
best financial position, and not the brother who finds it absolutely
necessary to put off payment until the last possible moment, and
consequently requires the assistance more than his fortunate
brother; and that it would be retroactive inasmuch as the funds
at the disposal of the Lodge for benefit of sick members would be
depleted by the amount of such rebate, and would have to be
made up in some other manner directly from the same members.
Such legislation would have no effect on the number of suspensions
for N.P.D.
Lodge No. 8—No.
Lodge No. 9—Unqualified disapproval.
Lodge, No. 10—Unanimously opposed. Three months' grace
thought sufficient to keep members in good standing.
Lodge, No. 11—Believe that all members should pay the same
amount of dues without rebate.
Lodge No. 16—Consider such amendment as class legislation.
It would have no effect in reducing the number of suspensions
for N.P.D.
Lodge No. 17—Such legislation would only result in a loss of
revenue without material results, as we feel that very few members
drop out solely for financial reasons.
Lodge No. 18—Unanimously opposed.
Lodge No. 20—Rejected on the ground that it is of no benefit
whatever in any way.
Lodge No. 24—Not in favor. Opinion expressed that interest
be charged those who do not keep up their dues.
Lodge No. 26—Do not consider such legislation to be in the
best interest of the Order, nor would it have the effect of lessening
the number of suspensions for N.P.D.
Lodge, No. 28—Opposed for reason that brothers having the
money could take advantage of rebate, while those a little short
would be the losers. In our work it says: "The rich and the poor
are on the same level."
Lodge No. 34—Decidedly no. If the brother is a (pure) Oddfellow he would pot think of a rebate. If, on the other hand, he
wished a rebate, it would be all for self, not looking to the benefit
of the ones who were not able sometimes to make their payments.
Lodge No. 38—Unanimous against. Neither the lodge nor the
members will derive any material or fraternal benefit. A cash
discount of any amount would be a loss to the lodge, and a person
that a cash discount on his lodge dues would make any different is
too small to be a good Oddfellow.
Lodge No. 39—Unanimously opposed. The members who
would pay in advance are those who always pay their dues
regularly and it would not therefore affect the suspensions for
N.P.D.
Lodge No. 40—Not in favor.
ge No. 43—Unanimously opposed.    A brother who has to
be enticed to keep up his dues by rebates is not desirable.
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Lodge No. 44—Opposed. Would tend to cheapen the Order
and would not bring about the desired result.
Lodge No. 45—Opposed. Do not believe a single suspension
would be avoided.
Lodge No. 47—Unanimously opposed.
Lodge No. 48—Unanimously opposed.
Lodge No. 50—Opposed. Small lodges could not afford a
large enough rebate to encourage members to pay in advance, and
that it was not the amount of dues, but carelessness, that caused
members to be suspended.
This  question affects
Lodge  No.  52—Unanimously opposed,
less than two per cent, of our membership.
Lodge No. 53—Unanimously opposed.
Lodge No. 55—Unanimously opposed.
Lodge No. 56—Opposed; for the reason that the expenses now
are about on a level with the receipts. Do not think the rebate
would help materially to reduce the suspensions for N.P.D.
Lodge No. 57—Not in favor. The opinion being that it would
have a tendency to commercialize the Order too much; that it
would not reduce the number of suspensions for N.P.D., and would
therefore not benefit the lodge financially.
Lodge No. 59—Unanimously opposed. This lodge considers
it would have to raise the rate of dues if a rebate is granted, in
order to make the same financial progress it is now making. A
good live financial secretary is the best solution of the dues
problem. In our lodge we find the brothers who get behind in
dues are those who are unable to pay at the time, but they pay up
as soon as they have the funds. With such brothers we feel the
lodge should not be too hasty in suspending for N.P.D. Live
officers, plenty of degree work well put on, and interesting discussions will increase attendance and interest in the lodge and keep
them in good standing. It is when a lodge is "dead" attendance is
poor, and members careless about their dues.
Lodge No. 61—No.
N0# gg—Unanimously opposed. Would only benefit wealthier
members.
Lodge No. 65—Not in favor.
Lodge No. 66—No. Contrary to Grand Lodge Constitution,
and would have a tendency to commercialize lodge work.
Lodge No. la—Opposed. It would give the member with
plenty of means a decided advantage over the member with limited
means; it is leading to the life membership proposition which our
membership is greatly opposed to. It would not affect the suspensions for N.P.D. in our lodge.
The Committee  on  Statistics re Dues and Benefits submitted the following report, which was adopted: 3573
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Statistics re Dues and Benefits beg to
submit Abstracts of the Reports of the Subordinate Lodges of this
jurisdiction of their receipts and disbursements for the past ten
years bearing on the relation that should exist between these
matters so as to ensure a sound financial condition.
It will be observed from the accompanying tables that the
average sickness per member last year was 7 hours less than the
preceding year, but the average cost per member for Relief and
Current Expenses was 34 cents more in the former and 74 cents
more in the latter case than the preceding year, making the average
for all lodge expenditures $1.08 more than last report.
The increase in the Assets of the Subordinate Lodges during
last year amounting to $115,084.39 is very satisfactory, and equals
$165.14 per member, which is an increase of $8.77 over last report
Signed by the Committee.   3576
The Grand Warden by order retired to the Ante Room
and conferred the Grand Lodge Degree on the following:
C. Hegele, J. W. McCabe, No. 1; S. Bowell, No. 3; W. U.
Brown, No. 10; W. A. Moore, No. 26; J. F. Waddell, No. 52;
G. S. Johnson, No. 63.
The Committee on Printing submitted the. following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of-British Columbia, I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Printing beg to report that four tenders
were received for printing 800 copies of the Proceedings of this
Session. In each case the prices quoted were the same. The
contract has been awarded to the Acme Press at the following
prices: For printing-the Proceedings, $2.25 per page. One cut for
portrait, $3; 125 copies Grand Officers' reports, $40.00. Last year
the prices paid were $2, $4.75 and $40.00 respectively.
No contract was entered into for printing the By-laws of the
Subordinate Lodges, as it was deemed that no advantage would
accrue to the Lodges in accepting the prices offered.
Signed by the Committee.
Tfye Grand Secretary gave the following notice of motion,
which was referred to the Committee on Legislation:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
I hereby give notice that tomorrow I will move that the
Constitution of Subordinate Lodges of this Jurisdiction be
amended as follows:—
Article II, Sec. 8—Cancel the last two paragraphs and insert
the following in lieu thereof:
The Secretary shall immediately report to the Secretary of the
lodge issuing the transfer certificate the date of signing the
Constitution of the new lodge and he shall make a record thereof,
and the old lodge shall immediately refund to the member all dues
paid in advance of the date of signing the Constitution of the new
lodge.
The issuing of a transfer certificate shall sever membership in
the lodge issuing it; provided, that if a member becomes sick or
disabled, or should die before the date to' which his dues are paid
and before completing his membership by signing the Constitution
of his new lodge, then said transfer certificate shall be cancelled
and returned to the lodge issuing the same and said member shall
retain his beneficial standing in his old lodge, the same as though
the transfer certificate had not been issued.
If the member fails to sign the Constitution of the new lodge
within three months after the date of his election, the transfer
certificate shall be cancelled and returned to the lodge issuing the
same and the member shall hold the same standing in his old lodge
as though the transfer certificate had not been issued.
Article IV, Sec. 1—Add after the word "funds" in line 21, the
following words:    "Provided that lodges whose receipts from rents 3577
"and interest on invested funds equals or exceeds its receipts from
dues, may at the end of each term set aside five per cent, of these
receipts to the Contingent Fund."
Article  IV,  Sec.  7—After the  word  "sick"  in  the  third  line
insert the words "and furnish them with medicine."
Article V—Add the following after first paragraph of Section 1:
All candidates for degrees shall be required to pass a satisfactory
examination in the Secret Work and Obligation of the preceding
Degree before being advanced to the next higher Degree.
Article VI, Sec. 3—After the words "Grand Master" in next
to last line, insert the words "or District Deputy Grand Master of
the District."
Add a new section, 6a, to Article VI as follows:—
Sec. 6a. All officers handling lodge funds must be bonded in
such sum as the lodge shall determine and shall receive their bonds
through the Grand Lodge of British Columbia. The minimum
amount of the bond shall be as follows: Financial Secretary and
Trustees, $100; Treasurer, $200; and before any officer can be
installed the receipt for the premium of his bond must be produced
to the Installing Officer for his inspection.
Article IX, Sec. 2—After the word "Order" in 5th line add the
words "without permission of the Grand Master or the District
Deputy Grand Master of the District."
'FRED, DAVEY,
Grand   Secretary.
A communication was read from the Triple Link First
Aid Association of Ontario, which was on motion laid on the
table until tomorrow.
A communication was read from the Grand Lodge of the
Maritime Provinces of Canada respecting the introduction of
the Order in Great Britain, which was on motion referred to
the Committee on the State of the Order.
A communication was read from Prince Rupert Lodge
No. 63, inviting the Grand Lodge to hold its next annual
session at Prince Rupert, which was on motion ordered to lay
on the table until tomorrow at ten o'clock a.m.
The Committee on Petitions submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., of B. C:
Your Committee on Petitions beg to report that we have
examined the Petitions for Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges
submitted and find that the law has been complied with in each
case and recommend that Charters be granted as follows:
Subordinate Lodges
"Ridgely" Lodge, No. 22, to be located at South Vancouver,
with   the   following   Charter  members:   Allan  J.   Cameron,   John 3578
Bateman, F. O. Hodgson, F. T. McGibbon, Frank W. Hall, F. D.
Davies, W. W. Smith, O. G. Hawes, R. W. Watson, J. Johnson,
W. J. Gordon, J. R. Baillie, W. Bennett, A. E. Smith, J. G.
Johannson, H. Large, G. M. Lewis, A. McArthur, C. G. Phinney, T.
Wagstaff and J. Woodman.
"Fidelity" Lodge, No. 25, to be located at Mission City with
the following Charter members:—Reginald C. Abbott, John Thur-
burn Conn, Lester W. Howell and Arthur Bidnall.
Rebekah Lodges
"Cassandra" Rebekah Lodge, No. 31, located at Michel, with
the following Charter members:—Brothers R. L. Spruston, Carlton
J. Tyler and Sisters Emma Simons, Flossie Ryan and Alice
Whiting.
"Myrtle" Rebekah Lodge, No. 32, located at Summerland with
the following Charter members: Bros. C. N. Borton, P.G., Geo.
Barkwell, P.G., J. N. Merrill, Dan Williams and E. C. Graham, P.G.
"Patricia" Rebekah Lodge, No. 33, located at Merritt, with the
following Charter members: Sisters Agnes McMillan, Belona
McMillan, Mary J. Bryden, Mary McMillan, Mary Jane Hartley
and Bro. W. K. Hyslop.
"Jubilee" Rebekah Lodge, No. 34, located at Vancouver with
the following Charter members: Sisters Hattie B. Northrop,
P.N.G., Araminta A. Killam, P.N.G., Pearl Bartig, Margaret
McDonald, Jessie Callin, Belle Shanklin, P.N.G., Lizzie Mountain,
Cecilia M. Hooley, Margaret M. Hooley, P.N.G., Nettie F. Elliott,
P.N.G., Muriel G. Northrop, Gladys L Warde, Mildred S. Denby,
P.N.G., Henrietta Stewart and Brothers Joseph Callin, J. T.
McDonald, John H. Izod, Joseph T. Hollingshead, Frederick S.
Perry, J. H. Elliott, Frank Weeks, Leonard J. Helmer, Esbond B.
Northrop, S. A. Denby, D. H. Stewart and J. R. Clark.
"Eburne Star" Rebekah Lodge, No. 35, located at Eburne, with
the following Charter members: Sisters Jessie M. Richards, Sarah
Jane Porter, Katherine B. E. Baylis, — — Matthews, and Brothers
Arthur Baylis, Alex. Troup, Milton T. Clugston and T. A.
Matthews.
"Kelowna" Rebekah Lodge, No. 36, located at Kelowna with
the following Charter members: Sisters Jennie M. Johnston,
Mabel L. Wilson, Flossie L. Perry, Lena E. Wilson, Ethel Harvey,
Carrie S. Millie, Jessie McCarty and Brothers William Harvey, W.
R. Trench, Andrew Dalgleish, H. H. Millie, Charles Kirkby, Harold
Glenn, P. F. Harding, and Andrew Patterson.
"Kalamalka" Rebekah Lodge, No. 6, located at Vernon with the
following Charter members: Sisters Lydia Robertson and Mildred
Turner, and Brothers Fred Cuming, W. G. Armour, W. H. Rice,
Robt. Ford, J. F. Moffat and W. B. Allan.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Distribution submitted the foHowing
report which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Distribution would recommend that the
resolutions   from   Dawson   Lodge   No.   1,   re   more   powers   for 3579
District Deputy Grand Masters; increased 'amount allowed for
Contingent Fund, and the change of the date for the election of
Representatives be referred to the Committee on Legislation.
Your Committee further recommend that the report from
District Deputy Deering from Dawson Lodge, the first clause be
referred to Committee on Judiciary, and the balance of the report
be referred to the Committee on the State of the Order.
It is also recommended that the Grand Master's supplementary
report upon District Deputy reports from Districts Nos. 8, 9, 18, 20,
34, 36, and 37, be referred to the  Committee  on the State of the
Order.
Further, that the Grand Master's Dispensations be referred to
the Judiciary Committee.
The Grand Master's Decisions be referred to the Judiciary
Committee.
The portion referring to new lodges be referred to the
Committee on Petitions.
The Grand Secretary's Supplementary report re institution of
lodges be referred to Committee on the State of the Order.
Signed by the Committee.
The following report was read from Bro. W. H. Bonus,
P.G., of "Mt. Ida" Lodge,. No. 56, who was appointed a
Special Committee last session, which was on motion adopted
and the brother thanked for his services:
Salmon Arm,' B.C., June 5th, 1914.
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F. :
At the last session of the Grand Lodge, held at Nafiaimo, B.C.,
a donation of $200 was made to the widow of the late Brother J.
L. Johnston, and said appropriation placed in my hands, to be
administered by me, to the best of my judgment, and I herewith
submit a report of how said duty was performed. After the
adjournment of the Grand Lodge, I made a trip to Murrayville,
where Mrs. Johnston resides, and found some slight changes had
taken place between the time of the death of her husband and my
visit. Mrs. Johnston had been joined by a sister from Ontario,
who was also a widow, and the two had taken over a small store
and tea rooms in Murrayville, and at that time I could not see my
way clear to do anything definite, but I entered into an agreement
with her for a regular correspondence. In July I had a letter from
her stating that her sister was very sick, and it was about the
middle of August before she was able to go outdoors again. She
then told Mrs. Johnston that she would like to go back to Ontario,
if Mrs. Johnston would buy out her interest in the store, so Mrs.
Johnston wrote and told me she would like to do it, but she did
not have the money, and did not like to go in debt, .so I wrote to
Bro. W. H. Brown, Grand Treasurer, and instructed him to forward
to Mrs. Johnston, through the Bank of Montreal, the sum of $200.
The Grand Treasurer forwarded the money, the receipt of the
same was acknowledged both to the Grand Treasurer and myself.
I then wrote and advised her to put in a small stock of staple
articles of food for sale in the store with the balance of the money. 3580
This has been done and so far she has been able to make a living.
Two weeks ago I had a letter from her, in which she states', her
children and herself are all in good health, and doing fairly well,
but money is very scarce in Murrayville.
I am very much disappointed, that I am unable to be with you
at the present session in Victoria (not as a representative, but as
a humble member of the Grand Lodge, to enjoy the good things
to be seen and heard at the Golden Jubilee, but although absent in
body I will be present in spirit, and I hope you will have a pleasant
and enjoyable session.
I thank you on behalf of Mrs. Johnston for your generous
donation, and personally I thank you, for the confidence placed in
me, and I sincerely hope I have performed the duty entrusted to
me, as becomes a true Odd Fellow.
Fraternally submitted,
W. H. BONUS, P. G.,
Mount Ida Lodge,
No. 56.
The Grand Lodge took a recess for half an hour.
The Grand Lodge resumed business after recess.
The hour fixed for the flection of officers for the ensuing
year having arrived, nominations were invited and the
following were offered:
For Grand Master—Harry White, No. 42, was nominated
by A. M. Russell, G. R., No. 8.
For Deputy Grand Master—P. W. Dempster, No. 2, was
nominated by'C S. Keith, P.G.R., No. 3.
For Grand Warden—W. H. Brown, No. 8, was nominated
by A. J. Cleary, No. 4. vi '.'t'
For Grand Secretary—Fred Davey, No. 1, was nominated
by A. McQueen, No. 57.     ■$■'
For Grand Treasurer—W. Grieve, No. 5, was nominated
by J. Wilby, No. 2; J. H. White, No. 61, was nominated by
J. W. Thomson, No. 19; C. I. Chapman, No. 9, was
nominated by T. C. Hubbard, No. 1; J. H. Glass, No. 51,
was nominated by J. C. Tait, No. 46; H. McKenzie, No. 5,
was nominated by J. Crossan, P.G.M., No. 5; W. J. Gilliland,
No. 1, was nominated by T. M. Brayshaw, No. 1.
For Grand Representative—W. Law, P.G.M., No. 10, was
nominated by D. E. MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3; W. H. Cullin,
P.G.M., No. 4, was nominated by T. Embleton, P.G.M.,
No. 36.       .
The Grand Master appointed G. Henderson, Grand
Master, Alberta, and A. H. Blackeby, P.G.P., Ontario, to act
as Tellers.
H^ii»*i*iAV?*i'.»' 3581
There being but one nominee for the office of Grand
Master, the Grand Secretary by order of the Grand Lodge
cast the ballot for the election of Harry White, No. 42, and he
was declared duly elected.
P. W. Dempster, No. 2, being the only nominee for the
office of Deputy Grand Master, he was declared duly elected,
t)he Grand Secretary, by order, casting the ballot for his
election.
W. H. Brown, No. 8, being the only nominee for the office
of Grand Warden, the' Grand Secretary, by order, cast the
ballot for his election, and he was declared duly elected.
Fred Davey, No. 1, being the only nominee for the office
of Grand Secretary, the Grand Treasurer, by order of the
Grand Lodge, cast the ballot for his election and he was
declared duly elected.
For the office of Grand Treasurer a ballot was spread
and the following result announced: Number of votes cast,
200; necessary to choice 101; W. Grieve, No. 5, received 12
votes; T. H. White, No. 61, received 60 votes; C. I. Chapman,
No. 9, received 14 votes; J. H. Glass, No. 51, received 55
votes; H. McKenzie, No. 5, received 42 votes; W. H.
Gilliland, No. 1, received 16 votes.
There being no choice, a fresh ballot was spread, confined
to the three receiving the highest number of votes, and the
following result announced: Number of votes cast, 202;
necessary to choice, 102; T. H. White, No. 61, received 70
votes; J. H. Glass, No. 51, received.82 votes; H. McKenzie,
No. 5, received 49 votes.    Spoiled ballot, 1.
No choice appearing a fresh ballot was spread, the name
of H. McKenzie, No. 5, being dropped and the following
result announced: Number of votes cast, 201; necessary to
choice, 101. T. H. White, No. 61, received 90 votes; J. H.
Glass, No. 51, received 110 votes.   Spoiled ballot, 1.
J. H. Glass, No. 51, having received a majority of the
votes cast, was declared duly elected. *
A Ballot was spread for the office of Grand Representative
and the following result announced: Number of votes cast,
182; necessary to choice, 92. W. Law, P.G.M., No. 10,
received 106 votes; W. H. Cullin, P.G.M., No. 4, received 76
votes. W. Law, P.G.M., No. 10, having received a majority
of the votes cast, was declared duly elected Grand Representative for two years.
On motion the Grand Lodge adjourned to 9 o'clock a. m.
tomorrow. 3582
SECOND DAY
llth June, 1914
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 9 o'clock a.m. pursuant
to adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum of
Representatives present.
All present were examined, reported qualified to sit and
the Grand Chaplain having addressed the Throne of Grace, the
Grand Lodge was declared duly open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
An invitation was read from the Representatives and
other members of the Lodges in New Westminster to hold
the next Annual Session of this Grand Lodge in that city,
and was on motion ordered 'to lay on the table until the proper
order of business at 10 o'clock this morning.
A communication from Okanagan Lodge, No. 58, respecting benefits claimed by a member of that Lodge was submitted
by the Grand Master and was on motion ordered to be
referred to the incoming Grand Master with other correspondence on the same subject.
A communication was read from the Odd Fellows Relief
Association of Canada, asking for the recognition of this
Grand Lodge in the work it is carrying on amongst
members of the Order in the Dominion, which was on motion
referred to the Committee on Insurance.
The Committee  on   Judiciary   submitted   the   following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
We your Committee on Judiciary have considered those portions of the Grand Master's report referred to us and recommend
as follows: That the appointments made be approved and that the
Proclamations and Dispensations be also approved. Further, that
the Decisions be approved.
We would recommend in answer to the question submitted by
Selkirk Lodge, No. 12, that all candidates for higher degrees be
examined in open lodge in the Secret Work and Obligation, and
that the same be made uniform throughout the jurisdiction.
Signed by  the  Committee.
The   Committee  on   Judiciary  presented   the   following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. O. O. F.:
Your Committee on Judiciary have considered the Grand
Master's supplementary report and recommend that the dispensations granted be approved.
Signed by the  Committee.
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3583
The Grand Master appointed E. L. Webber, P.G.M.,
No. 27, T. F. Neelands, P.G.M., No. 8, and F. E. Simpson,
P.G.M., No. 42, to form the Committee on Necrology.
The Grand Warden retired and conferred the Grand
Lodge Degree on D. A. Cameron, No. 3, in the Ante Room.
Tire Committee on State of the Order submitted the
following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. O. O. F.:
Your Committee on State of the Order, to whom was referred
portions of the reports of the Grand Master and Grand Secretary
beg to report as follows:
We would endorse the remarks of the Grand Master as to the
necessity of Representatives paying the strictest attention to the
business of the Grand Lodge and not to permit the festivities
connected with the celebration of our Jubilee Anniversary in this
Province to interfere with the duty they owe to their lodges.
We think it would be a good plan if the Representatives were to
report in writing to their respective lodges a resume of the business
transacted at the sessions of this Grand Body and that lodges
should make a practice of requiring such report.
give
We agree with the Grand Master that we have cause to be
thankful that in spite of the general business depression that has
prevailed during the past year, we are able to show an increase of
342 in the number of members for the year ended 31 December
last. We are pleased to know that recently two new lodges have
been instituted at Mission City and South Vancouver that
promise of growth and prosperity.
We recommend that the action of the Grand Master in
recalling the Charter of "Camborne" Lodge, No. 49, and authorizing
the mergement of "Trout Lake" Lodge, No. 41, with "Sunshine"
Lodge, No. 57, be approved.
Further, that his action in authorizing the purchase of furniture
for the Grand Secretary's office; the invitation to the Grand Sire
to visit this Session of the Grand Lodge; the appointment of. Bro.
E. L. Webber, P.G.M. as a Fraternal Delegate from this Jurisdiction to the last annual session of the Grand Lodge of Alberta, and
appointment of the same brother as a representative of this Grand
Lodge to a meeting of the Governors of the Anti Tuberculosis
Society of B. C, be approved.
We are pleased to know that an opportunity occurred by the
visit of Bro. E. G. Cavalsky, P.G.R., to the Yukon, to assure the
members of Dawson Lodge, No. la, of the interest we feel in their
work and to convey to them the fraternal greetings of the members
of the Order iij B. C. We are glad to learn that the brethren
in that far northern city appreciated the visit of Bro. Cavalsky and
derived a benefit from it.
We congratulate the Grand Master on the fact that he visited
all the Lodges of this Jurisdiction with the exception of "Cariboo"
Lodge, No. 63, at South Fort George, and we trust that these visits
proved a help and source of encouragement to the membership
generally. 3584
The reports of the D.D.G.M's. are mostly of an optimistic
character \ and indicate that the outlook for the Order in the
Province is promising. We are very sorry to observe that labour
troubles in some districts have had a detrimental effect on our
lodges in those localities. We sincerely trust that these unhappyy
differences will soon be settled amicably, that any hard feelings
that have been engendered by them will rapidly disappear and that
Friendship, Love and Truth will ever guide and control the actions
of our members.
We recommend that the action of the Grand Secretary and
Grand Treasurer in executing an Indemnity Bond to the Imperial
Bank of Canada to secure the amount on deposit at the Revelstoke
Branch to the credit of "Camborne" Lodge be approved.
We commend the work of the General Relief Committees at
Victoria and Vancouver in looking after transient brothers in these
cities. This feature of our work deserves all the encouragement
and praise that we can bestow upon it.
The amendment to the laws governing associations such as
ours in this Province, appears to be a step in the right direction
and will no doubt exercise a healthy controlling influence over
these societies. We are of the opinion that all such organizations
should be compelled to register under the laws of the Province.
We recommend that the disposal of the balance on hand of the
Tuberculosis Sanatorium Fund as reported by the Grand Secretary
be approved.
We would recommend that the suggestion of the ^ Grand
Secretary to accept the offer of the United States Fidelity Co.
to bond the financial officers of this Grand Lodge and of the
Subordinate Lodges of this jurisdiction be approved and that the
officers of this Grand Lodge be authorized to enter into a contract
with that company for five years for this purpose, provided the
necessary amendment to the Subordinate Lodge Constitution is
made at this Session.
We would advise that the matter of Hospital Registers be
again brought to the attention of the Government when the
Hospital Act is before the Legislature.
Signed by the Committee.
The hour fixed for selecting the place at which the Grand
Lodge will meet next year having arrived, it was moved and
seconded , That the Grand Lodge hold its next Annual Session
in the City of New Westminster.
It was moved as an amendment and seconded that the
words "New Westminster" be struck out and the words "Prince
Rupert" inserted in lieu.
The amendment was put to the vote and declared to be
lost. The original motion was then put to the vote and
declared to be carried.
*  It was  stated that Representative  Turvey of Excelsior
Lodge, No. 7, was missing, that his friends had been unable
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to find him and that it was feared that he was sick. The
Grand Master appointed a Special Committee to investigate
the case and report. The Committee reported subsequently
that they had found that the brother was sick at the house
of a friend and that they had sent a medical man to attend
to him.
Bro. P. T. Coupland, Grand Master of Ontario, and F. J.
Reynolds, Deputy Grand Master of Saskatchewan, addressed
the Grand Lodge and conveyed the fraternal greetings and
congratulations of the members of their respective jurisdictions
on the fact that the Order had been established half a century
in this Province.
The   Committee   on   Finance
report whidh was adopted:
submitted   the   following
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
We, your Committee on Finance, beg to report that we have
examined that portion of Grand Secretary's report referred to us
and find same in order. Have also examined the Grand Treasurer's
books and find same to be correct. We would recommend that two
collars be purchased for the Grand Representatives as regalia to
be worn at Sovereign Grand Lodge and that $40.00 be put in
estimates for that purpose.
We also recommend that $200 be set aside for purpose of
buying safe, filing cabinet and necessary furniture for Grand
Secretary's office.
Recommend that the allowance for Grand Master's expenses
be $800 as the present allowance, we believe, is much too small
to adequately recompense the Grand Master for the expense
incurred in visiting all the Lodges of this Jurisdiction.
We would recommend that the Jubilee Celebration Committee
be requested to acknowledge in some substantial manner the
splendid performance of the Victoria Fire Department which was
enjoyed by the many visitors today and last evening.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on Insurance presented the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. O. O. F,: :
We your Committee on Insurance have perused the reports
of the Odd Fellows Relief Association of Kingston, Ont., and find
that notwithstanding the financial stringency, the association has
made a net gain of 500 members, bringing the membership up to
28,500. The Reserve Fund has been increased by $105,000, bringing
it up#to $1,228,000.
Eight claims were paid in British Columbia during the year
amounting to $7,500.
We  would   recommend   that   this   Grand   Lodge   continue   to
Signed by the Committee.
give its recognition to this association 3586
The Committee on State of the Order submitted the
following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee, to whom was referred the communication
from the Grand Lodge of the Maritime Provinces in respect to the
introduction of our Order into Great Britain, beg leave to report
that we approve of the action of said Grand Lodge and recommend
that this Grand Lodge also give its encouragement to this
movement.
Signed by  the  Committee.
The Committee on Judiciary presented the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Judiciary beg to report that we have
considered the Decisions of the Grand Master contained in his
Supplementary Report and recommend they be approved.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on State of the Order submitted the
following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on State of the Order, to whom was referred
portions of the supplementary report of the Grand Master, beg to
report that we have considered the recommendations contained in
the report of Bro. Chas. L Dearing, D.D.G.M., District No. 38, that
greater powers should be given to D.D.G.Ms, in granting dispensations, such as: to elect third degree members to office of Noble
Grand; to appear in public in regalia; when the good of the
Order demands it, etc., and concur in the suggestion.
Signed by the Committee.
It was on motion Resolved, That a Committee be
appointed to report as to the advisability of presenting a
Certificate of Membership to each brother when initiated into
the Order.
The Grand Master appointed E. L. Webber, P.G.M., No.
27, T. F. Neelands, P.G.M., No. 8, and the Grand Secretary
to. form this Committee.
The Committee on Resolutions submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Resolutions beg to report the following-
for adoption:
Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered
the Honorable the Premier of this Province, Sir Richard McBride, 3587
K.C.M.G., for the interest he showed in our Order in attending
the meeting in the theatre, and for his kind words of welcome and
the very gracious manner in which he referred to the work of
the Order.
Be it further resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be
tendered His Worship, Bro. A. Stewart, P.G., Mayor of Victoria,
for his address and generous words of welcome at the meeting in
the theatre on the first day of the session.
Be it further resolved, That the thanks of the Grand Lodge
be extended to the officers and members of the Victoria lodges
for the use of their hall and for the splendid manner in which they
have entertained the Grand Lodge officers, representatives and
visitors to their city.
Be it further resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge
be tendered to the Committee which has had charge of the
programme for this our Jubilee Celebration for the very able and
pleasing manner in which they have arranged this programme
and carried it to such a successful issue.
Be it further resolved, That the thanks of this body be
extended to the Patriarchs Militant for their valuable assistance
in connection with the session of this Grand Lodge.
Be it further resolved, That the thanks of the Grand Lodge
be tendered the Press of the City of Victoria for the manner in
which it has reported the proceedings of the session.
Be it further resolved, That the thanks of the Grand Lodge
be extended to the Grand Master and officers for the able manner
in which the business of the Order has been conducted during this
session and the past year.
Be it further resolved, That the thanks of the Grand Lodge
be tendered the Grand Master for the special efforts be made to
visit the Lodges of this Jurisdiction during his term of office.
Be it further resolved, That the thanks of the Grand Lodge be
extended to the Ladies of the Rebekah Assembly for their visit
and kind greetings conveyed by their committee during the
session.
Be it further resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge
be extended to the Grand Lodges of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta for their fraternal greetings conveyed by
their respective representatives, Grand Master Coupeland, Grand
Master Millar, Deputy Grand Master Reynolds, and Grand
Master Henderson in their eloquent addresses.
Signed by the Committee.
The Committee on  Legislation  submitted  the  following
report,   which
seriatem:
was   ordered  to  be   received   and   considered
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Legislation, to whom was referred that
portion of the Grand Secretary's Report recommending that this
Grand Lodge lay down rules for the examination of candidates for 3588
higher degrees in the Subordinate Lodges; the proposed amendments to the constitutions of this Grand Lodge, the Subordinate
Lodges of this Jurisdiction and the By-laws of the Grand Lodge,
as submitted at this Session, also the Memorial-from "Dawson"
Lodge, No. la, Dawson, Y. T., have given these matters careful
consideration and beg to report as follows:
1. Examination of candidates for higher degrees:—We recommend that the candidates be examined in open lodge by a qualified
member appointed by the Noble Grand.
2. Amendment to the Grand Lodge Constitution, Art. IV,
Sec. 4, re payment of salary of Grand Secretary monthly instead of
quarterly, we recommend that this amendment be adopted.
3. Amendment to the Grand Lodge Constitution, Art. IV,
Sec. 7, increasing the powers of District Deputy Grand Masters
to grant Dispensations. We recommend that this amendment be
adopted.
4. Amendment to By-law, No. 1, of this Grand Lodge, providing for the payment of mileage and per diem to appointed as
well as elective officers of this Grand Lodge. We recommend
that this amendment be not adopted.
5. Memorial from "Dawson" Lodge, No. la, re increased
powers to District Deputy Grand Masters. This is covered by
the proposed amendment to the Constitution of this Grand Lodge,
Article IV, Section 7, referred to in Clause 3 of this report.
6. Memorial No. 2 of "Dawson" Lodge, No. la, re alteration
of date of election of representatives to the Grand Lodge. In
order to effect this amendment to the Constitution of the Grand
Lodge it is necessary that three months notice be given. We find
that this notice has not been given and therefore this proposal
cannot be entertained at this Session:
7. Memorial No. 3 of "Dawson" Lodge, No. la, re increasing
the amount to be set aside by lodges to form a Contingent Fund, -
we recommend that this be not adopted.
Signed by the Committee.
Clause 1—ye examination of candidates for higher degrees,
was amended by adding the words: "the Lodge being opened in
the highest degree the candidate has attained
5>
Clause 2—re payment of salary of Grand Secretary, was
adopted.
Clause 3—re increased powers to District Deputy Grand
Masters, was adopted.
Clause A—re amendment to By-law No. 1 of the Grand
Lodge, providing for payment of. mileage and per diem to
appointed officers. It was moved and seconded that the clause
be adopted.    Moved and seconded as an amendment that the
word "not"
be struck out from the recommendation.
The amendment was carried 3589
Clause 5—re increase of powers of District Deputies, was
adopted.
Clause, 6—re date  of  election  of  Representatives  was
adopted.
Clause 7—re increase of contribution to Contingent Fund,
was adopted.
On motion the report of the Committee as amended was
adopted.
It was moved, seconded and carried,  That this Grand
Lodge do now adjourn to 2 o'clock p.m. today.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
AFTERNOON SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 2 o'clock p.m., pursuant
to adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum of Representatives present.
All present were examined, reported qualified and the
Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
Bro. E. E. Sharon, Grand Secretary and Grand Scribe of
the Jurisdiction of Oregon was announced in waiting. The
Grand Master appointed T. F. Neelands, P.G.M., No. 8, and
E. L. Webber, P.G.M., No. 27, to retire and introduce the
visitor, which was done and Bro. Sharon was cordially welcomed to the Grand Lodge.
The communication from the Triple Link First Aid Association of Ontario was taken from the table and on motion
referred to the incoming executive officers to report on same at
the next Session.
The following telegram was read and on motion a suitable
acknowledgment was directed to be sent in reply:
Spokane, Wash., June 11, 1914.
Grand Lodge of British Columbia,
Victoria, B. C.
The Grand Lodge of Washington in; session extends its
fraternal felicitations to your Grand Lodge in the celebration of
your fiftieth anniversary. May brotherly love ever be. your
constant guest.
Fraternally submitted,,
FRANK A. DAYTON, Grand Master.
LOUIS F. HART, Grand Secretary. 3590
The Special Committee appointed to look after Bro.
Turvey, Representative of "Excelsior" Lodge, No. 7, reported
that he was suffering from pneumonia.
It was resolved, That Bro. Turvey be excused from
attendance at this Session; that his mileage and per diem be
paid him, and the Grand Secretary directed to send him his
Representative's Badge.
E. & Webber, P.G.M., No. 27, and T. F. Neelands,
P.G.M., No. 8, were nominated as Governors to represent this
Grand Lodge on the Anti-Tuberculosis Association of B. C.
It was moved and seconded, That this Grand Lodge does
not see fit to appoint Governors in connection with this
Association.
It was on motion resolved, That this question be
indefinitely postponed.
The Committee on Legislation presented the following
report which was ordered to be received and considered
seriatem.
To the Grand Lodge of B. §j I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Legislation beg to report that we have
examined the following amendments to the Constitution of
Subordinate Lodges, notice of which has been given by the Grand
Secretary, and recommend that they be adopted, viz.:
1. Art. II, Sec. 8—re Transfer of membership by Transfer
Certificate to comply with the legislation of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge last Session.
2. Art IV, Sec. 1—Increase of contribution to Contingent
Fund by permitting 5% to be taken from receipts for Rents and
Interest on Invested Funds where such receipts equal or exceed the
amount received for dues.
3. Art. IV, Sec. 7—Permitting Lodges by by-law to furnish
medicine in addition to medical attendance.
4. Art. V, Sec. 1—Adding paragraph requiring that candidates
for higher degrees shall pass a satisfactory examination.
5. Art. VI, Sec. 3—Providing that D.D.G.Ms, may issue
dispensation to elect Scarlet Degree member to chairs of N. G. or
V. G. if all qualified brothers refuse to serve.
6. Art VI, new section, 6a—Providing for the bonding of
financial officers through the Grand Lodge.
7. Art. IX, Sec. 2—Addition providing that D.D.G.Ms, may
issue dispensations for public procession and ball or other public
amusement in the name of the Order.
Signed by the Committee.
*£v**t«.4L*-.L*J 3591
Clause 1 was read and adopted.
Clause 2 was read and adopted.
Clause 3 was read and adopted.
Clause 4 was read and adopted.
Clause 5 was read and adopted.
Clause 6 was read and adopted.
Clause 7 was read and adopted.   ;
Resolved—That the report be adopted as a whole.
The Committee on Mileage and Per Diem submitted the
following report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.: t   "?  ^.   .
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, have checked the same, and
find them entitled to the amounts stated against their respective
names: 3592
NAMES
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Officers
R. Dudley, G.M	
H. White, D.G.M. ...
P. W. Dempster, G.W.
Fred Davey, G.S	
W. H. Brown, G.T....
A. M. Russell, G.R....
F. E. Simpson, G.R...
Representatives
T. C. Hubbard.......
W. J. Gilliland	
J. Wilby	
F. F. Forneri  	
I. R. Lawrence	
W. H. Orr.	
D. McKenzie	
A. J.  Cleary  	
H. McKenzie 	
R. McCourt	
J. Lowery	
R. Carmichael	
A. H. Turvey 	
A. H. Street  	
J. R. Ritchie 	
C.  C.  Cooke  	
C. I. Chapman 	
A. R. Bentley	
E. McD. Williston...
A. G. Gulland	
W. McLellan	
C. North	
G. Knight	
W. H. Cowen	
A. S. Killam 	
R. A. Perry	
R. D. MacKenzie ...
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D. H. Proudfoot	
W. Evans 	
F. Cuming	
J. Thomson  	
J. C. Davis	
G. C. Clark 	
G. T. Baker 	
J. C. Smith	
C. F. H. Craig	
A. J. Laidlaw 	
Fernie
Cranbrook
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Victoria ..
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Ladysmith	
Ladysmith	
Chilliwack	
Chilliwack	
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Kamloops  	
Vancouver 	
Vancouver 	
Cumberland   ...
Revelstoke	
Revelstoke	
Merritt   . .•	
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Nelson 	
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Ashcroft   	
Eburne 	
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A. Merritthew .
Adams 	
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T. Wood  	
E. Plewman....
R. Mcintosh...
. G. Pond	
Halcrow  	
McLanders ....
E. McMillan  ..
Dixon	
H. Turnley  .. . .
. J. Evans  	
. Douglas	
J. Pitman 	
Downey   	
N. Currie '
C. Tait  	
P. McKenzie ...
. Bailey	
F. Prentice ....
. Hunter	
. A. Duncan	
H. Glass	
F. Waddell  ....
Ayre 	
C. Newton ....
J. Tyler	
E. Atkinson....
J. Glasgow ....
McQueen  	
C. Graham ....
V. Rogers	
W. Smart	
C. Horel   	
F. Faulkner 	
F. Elliott 	
O. Morgan ....
Douglas  	
W. Pellam  ....
C. Smith	
H. White, G.M.
E. Harron, G.G.
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Slocan 	
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Phoenix  	
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Fernie	
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Penticton	
Princeton   	
Hosmer  	
Michel   	
Michel   	
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Signed by the Committee. 3594
The Committee on Necrology presented the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
Your Committee on Necrology beg to submit the following
report:
The Grim Reaper has again been in our midst, and since our
last meeting has taken from us, Bro. Daniel Welsh, Past Grand
Master, Past Grand Representative, and also Past Grand Scribe, of
the Grand Encampment of this Jurisdiction.
Brother Welsh was born in the town of Napanee, Ontario,
August 24, 1839, at which place he spent most of his early life,
afterwards removing to Essex, Ontario, where he lived for a
number of years and followed the business of a builder and
contractor. From there he came to New Westminster, B. C, in
January, 1890, still continuing the same line of business for a
considerable length of time.
Brother Welsh became an Odd Fellow on August 28, 1884,
when he was initiated into Enterprise Lodge, No. 218, located at
Essex Centre, Ontario, in which lodge he passed through the
various chairs. He transferred his membership to become a
charter member of Royal City Lodge, No. 13, at New Westminster,
on the institution of that lodge, August 12, 1890, and was its first
Noble Grand. He first took his seat in the Grand Lodge in 1891,
was Grand Marshal in 1892, elected Grand Treasurer in 1896,
elected Grand Master in 1899 and was Grand Representative to the
Sovereign Grand Lodge for the years 1896 and 1897.
He was a charter member of Central Encampment, No. 60, at
Essex Centre, Ontario, where he passed through the Chief
Patriarch's chair, transferring his membership to Harmony
Encampment, No. 2, at New Westminster on June 21, 1891, and
was Grand Scribe of this Encampment from 1897 to 1901.
For many years Brother Welsh was one of the most active
Odd Fellows in this Jurisdiction, and much^ of the success of the
Order is the result' of his faithful and effective efforts.
Brother Welsh died in the city of Los Angeles, Cal., February
13, 1914.
"With us his name shall live
Through all succeeding years,
Embalmed with all  our hearts  can give,
Our praises and our tears."
Since the last session of this Grand Body, this Jurisdiction
has also suffered a severe loss in the death of T. A. Muir, Past
Grand Patriarch, Past Grand Representative.
Thomas Albert Muir was born in the city of Montreal, January
10, 1866, the son of Rev. Thomas Muir. At the early age of six
or seven he moved to Fordwick, Ontario, where he spent his early
youth. He served his apprenticeship as a drug clerk in St.
Thomas, Ont, and graduated as a chemist in the Ontario Pharmaceutical College, Toronto, in 1885. After three years of service in
a drug store in Montreal, he moved to British Columbia in 1888,
and at once opened a drug store in New Westminster, continuing
in business in that city until his decease. 3595
Brother Muir became a member of Royal City Lodge, No. 3,
on December 5, 1889, and after passing through the various chairs,
became Noble Grand in 1891, and was Representative to the Grand
Lodge in 1892.
He joined Harmony Encampment, No. 2, on July 10, 1890, and
was Chief Patriarch in 1892. In 1898 he was Grand Patriarch of
the Grand Encampment of this Jurisdiction, and in 1899 was elected
Grand Representative- to the Sovereign Grand Lodge.
Brother Muir was one of the most active and devoted workers
in the Order, during its weak and struggling years in this
Jurisdiction. Ever ready with willing hand and cheerful heart, he
gave time and labor unstintingly, in the upbuilding of our Order.
Brother Muir died at New Westminster, November 25, 1913.
Bear him in mind, ye kind friends and true,
As one who loved the Order's cause and you;
Join his fond name with yours in three-link chain,
Altho' on earth you cannot meet again."
Your Committee recommends that photographs of these
deceased brothers be inserted in the memorial page of the printed
proceedings of this annual session.
Your Committee also recommends that the names of all Past
Grands deceased since the last annual session of this Grand Body,
be inserted in the memorial page of the printed proceedings of the
present session of this Grand Lodge.
Signed   by   the   Committee.
Bro. J. G. Millar, Grand Master of Manitoba, addressed
the Grand Lodge and in eloquent words conveyed the fraternal
greetings of the members of that Jurisdiction, their felicitations
at the completion of fifty years work and their best wishes for
the prosperity of the Order in this Province.
These remarks were suitably acknowledged by the Grand
Master, who cordially reciprocated the kindly sentiments of
the speaker.
On motion the Grand Lodge adjourned to 10 o'clock a.m.
tomorrow.
THIRD DAY I '
§ 12 June, 1914.
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 10 a.m., pursuant to
adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum of Representatives present.
All present were examined, reported duly qualified and
the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Grand Chaplain invoked the Divine Blessing:. 3596
On motion the calling of the Roll was dispensed with.
A request was submitted from the Chief of Victoria Fire
Department that a representative of the Grand Lodge turn in
a fire alarm at 10 o'clock for the purpose of an Exhibition
Drill of the Department.
It was on motion resolved,—That the Grand Master turn
in an alarm as requested and that the Grand Lodge take a
recess for half an hour in order to witness the Drill.
Bro. F. E. Simpson, P.G.M., G.R., requested as a matter
of privilege that all correspondence between the officers of this
Grand Lodge and the Rebekah Assembly with the Sovereign
Grand Lodge or its officers be produced.
The Grand Secretary promised to produce all correspondence in his office with the Sovereign Grand Lodge or its
officers, immediately after recess.
The Grand Lodge took a recess for half an hour.
The Grand Lodge reassembled after recess.
The Grand Secretary presented all letters received from
the officers of the Sovereign Grand Lodge during the past
year, which were on motion referred to the Committee on
Correspondence. |§
The Committee on Oddfellows' Home submitted the
following report, which was adopted.
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
We, your Committee on Odd Fellows' Home, beg to report,
that we find that the fund is gradually increasing and is all invested
in gilt edged securities.
Your Committee would recommend that the per capita of 20
cents per annum be continued and that as the money becomes
available that it be judiciously invested.
With respect to the Aged Odd Fellows' Fund we would
recommend that this money be also invested on good security the
same as the Home Fund.
Signed   by   the   Committee.
The Special Committee on Certificate o"£ Membership
presented the following report which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F:
Your Special Committee on Certificate of Membership beg to
report that as we are not able to get the necessary information to
enable us to report fully, at this session, we would recommend
that the Committee be continued during recess and report at the
next annual session of this Grand Body
Signed   by   the   Committee. 3597
The Rebekah Assembly submitted an amendment to
Section 22 of the Constitution of the Assembly which was
referred to the Committee on Legislation.
The Committee on Finance presented the following report,
which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.:
Your   Committee   on   Finance   beg   to   submit   the   following
estimate of Revenue and Expenditure for the ensuing year:
Receipts
Balance in  Grand Treasurer's hands $ 3728 35
Per Capita Tax on 7,021 members at $1.20, 60c payable on
30 June and 60c payable on 31 December, 1914     8425 20
Total Estimated Revenue  .$12153 55
Expenditure
Grand Secretary's Salary 1 $ 1200 00
Grand Master's Expenses  800 00
Sovereign Grand Lodge, Representative Tax  150 00
Rent of Grand Secretary's Office  420 00
Caretaker Grand Secretary's Office  20 00
Printing     450 00
Premium on Bonds   10 00
Postage and Sundries—Grand Secretary  150 00
Grand Master  20 00
Janitor this Session    10 00
Mileage and Per Diem this Session  3585 20
Past Grand Master's Jewel  28 00
Independent Oddfellow—Card  10 00
Badges for Representatives   50 00
Grant to Patriarchs Militant  150 00
Furniture for Grand Secretary's Office  200 00
Telephone for Grand Secretary's Office  54 00
Grant to Home Fund at $20c per member ,.. 1404 20
D. E. MacKenzie, Reading Clerk—Allowance  25 00
Rev. W. A. Crux, Acting Chaplain—Allowance  10 00
W. A. Johnstone, Transportation Clerk    28 00
B. W. Shiles, P.G.M., Custodian Secret Work  10 00
Grand Representatives' Regalia—Sovereign Grand Lodge. 40 00
Total  .$ 8824 40
Leaving a Balance on hand at end of year $ 3329 15
Signed   by   the   Committee.
The Funeral Aid Association of B. C. submitted the
following reports  which  were  ordered to  be  received  and
printed in the proceedings of this Session:
Head Office of the Odd Fellows'
Funeral Aid Association of B. C,
New Westminster,  May 31,  1914.
To   the   Officers   and   Members   of  the   I. O. O. F.   Funeral  Aid
Association, Victoria, B. C.
Deai Sirs and Brothers:
I herewith present a report of the business and affairs of this
Association for the year, May 31, 1913, to May 31, 1914. 3598
During the year our Bdard has held thirteen meetings, six in
Vancouver and seven in New Westminster, with an average
attendance of five members per meeting.
On June 25th, 1913, the Board was reorganized with the
following officers and directors:—President, C. S. Keith, P.G.R.;
Vice-President, J. A. McKay, P.G.R.; Treasurer, H. W. Harrison,
P.G.; T. H. White, P.C.P., Alex. Cleland, G.P., and R. Bumstead,
P.G., Directors; and W. C. Coatham, P.G., Secretary. In February
Bro. J. A. McKay resigned from the Board and his place as Vice-
President was filled by the election of Bro. T. H. White and Bro.
N. G. Jensen was elected to the Board as Director. The Board
passed a vote of thanks to Bro. McKay for his long and faithful
services and deeply regretted that he could no longer give his
services to the Association.
During the year our membership roll has increased from 414
members to 512 members, or an increase of 98.
From this number—512, must be deducted: Deceased brothers,
5; resigned, 1; membership forfeited for non-payment of assessments, 12; leaving on the roll 494 members; of these 441 are in
good standing and 53 are in arrears.
During the year the Association paid only one death claim, that
of the late Brother G. R. Nelson, of Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46,
Phoenix, who was accidently killed in the mine on December 31st.
During the past year only one assessment, No. 5, for one
dollar was levied and the Expense Call, 25 cents. The members
have, therefore, carried the insurance at a very low rate. For the
four years since August 25th, 1910, the annual rate has averaged
about $1.50.
We believe that the dull times throughout the province have
militated against us to a certain extent in securing new members.
In some lodges the local directors have been changed once or twice
during the year, owing to removals and resignations. Each lodge
should see to it that a live Odd Fellow is chosen to represent the
Association and he should have the hearty support of the members.
We now have local directors in forty-four of the lodges. And
from nine of these we have received no applications so that our
membership has been secured from the remaining 35 lodges.
We have had a great deal of unnecessary correspondence due
to the lodges and the local directors not replying promptly to
communications.    We hope for an improvement.
All the amendments suggested at last annual meeting of the
Association were submitted to a post-card vote and all carried,
some unanimously.
I would again warn all who send in applications to write all
names and addresses in full and to attach the seal of the lodge.
This saves much correspondence.
According to our By-laws, when a member is in arrears he
should pay a fine of 25 cents. As very few are sending in this
amount I would ask instructions as to insisting on the collection
of same.
Our records, books, stationery and files are increasing and it
becomes necessary to decide on some safe plan for keeping these. 3599
Loss by fire would certainly be disastrous and your Board ask you
at your annual meeting to consider the advisability of purchasing
a safe.
The financial statement of the Association will be presented
in the Auditor's Report.
Fraternally submitted,
W.   C.   COATHAM,   Secretary.
Treasurer's Cash Statement, May 31st, 1914
Cash on hand from last year $ 209 78
Gash Receipts   '     924 50
Interest  5 01
$1139 29
Death Claim  $ 250 00
Other Disbursements       158 90
Deposited in Dominion Trust at 4%     255 01
Deposited in Royal Bank at 3%     475 38
 $1139 29
H.   W.   HARRISON,   Treasurer.
Bro. Geo. Henderson, Grand Master of Alberta, and Bro.
E. E. Sharon, Grand Secretary and Past Grand Representative
of Oregon, addressed the Grand Lodge and conveyed the
fraternal greetings of the members of their jurisdictions, which
were suitably acknowledged by the Grand Master.
The Committee on Legislation submitted the following
report, which was adopted:
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I.O.O.F.: f.
We, your Committee on Legislation, to whom was referred the
amendment to Section 22 of the Constitution of the Rebekah
Assembly by striking out the words, "at least two weeks previous
to each regular session" and to substitute the words, "not later than
the first of May," (this refers to the annual reports of D.D.P. to
the President of the Assembly), beg to recommend the adoption
of this amendment.
Signed   by   the   Committee.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That this Grand
Lodge wishes to express its regrets and its fraternal sympathy
with Bro. Scurr and his wife of Nanaimo, who, whilst in
attendance at the celebration in this city this week, had their
home and its contents totally destroyed by fire.
The Grand Master then proceeded to install the officers
for the ensuing year and appointed T. Embleton, P.G.M.,
No. 36, to act as Grand Marshal. 3600
The names of the officers having been read by the Grand
Secretary they took their positions in front of the principal
chair and were installed int£their respective chairs as follows:
Harry White, No. 42, as Grand Master.
P. W. Dempster, No. 2, as Deputy Grand Master.
W. H. Brown, No. 8, as Grand Warden.
Fred. Davey, No. 1, as Grand Secretary.
J, H. Glass, No. 51, as Grand Treasurer.
Rev. W. A. Crux, No. 27, as Grand Chaplain.
W. G. Barrie, No. 63, as Grand Marshal.
W. H. Laird, No. 44, as Grand Conductor.
R. H. Neelands, No. 60, as Grand Guardian.
I. R. Lawrence, No. 3, as Grand Herald.
The Grand Master called on Bro. G. Henderson, Grand
Master of Alberta, to present a Past Grand Master's Jewel to
Bro. R. Dudley, P.G.M., on his retirement from the chair.
Bro. Henderson accordingly did so, accompanied by some very
appropriate remarks which were suitably acknowledged by
Bro. Dudley.
v NAMES
3601
The Grand Master appointed the following as District
Deputy Grand Masters for the ensuing year.
I,odges in District
A. J. Cleary	
R. A. Merrithew ..
D. J. Jenkins	
J. Lowery	
A. H. Turvey 	
Peter Wright  	
J. C. Davis	
J. W. Fairhall	
E. J. Bellsmith	
Geo.  MacBeth   	
W. McLellan   	
John Lyon 	
R. D. MacKenzie ..
C. L. Wales	
W. Evans 	
Fied Cuming	
G. T. Baker	
I. Lehman  	
Frank E. Inkman .
J. T. Wood	
D. R. Mcintosh ...
W.  G. Pond  	
Neil Tattrie	
R. E. McMillan ...
J.   H.  Turnley   ....
A.  Pitman   	
Jas. McNicholas .. .
L. V. Rogers	
P. Russell	
G. W. Pellam	
Geo. W. Armstrong
Alex. Goldsmith ...
A. H. Allison  	
C. S. Wiliiams''.'.'.'.'.
G. C. Clark  	
L H. Herd 	
1
2
3
4
5
6
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
33
34
35
36
37
38
1 1, 2 and 4
I 3 and 27
. 5
j 6
. 7
8,10 and 26
14,19 and 55
24, 61 and 62
22, 60 and 66
9
11
12
15
16
17
18, 48 and 50
21
23
28
34
36 and 43
38, 45 and 4a
39
40
42
44
47 and 53
51, 58 and 59
52
54 and 64
56
57
63
65
13
20
la 3602
The Grand Master appointed the following committees for
the ensuing year:
Finance—W. J. Gilliland, No. 1; F. F. Forneri, No. 2; A. J.
Cleary, No. 4; R. E. McMillan, No. 40; H. McKenzie, No. 5; H.
O. Morgan, No. 62;  W. Bailey, No. 47.
Appeals—C. I. Chapman, No. 9;   R. A. Merrithew, No. 27;   R.
E. Plewman, No. 36; F. Cuming, No. 18; J. W. Smart, No. 60; G.
Knight, No. 12; J. Thomson, No. 19; D. R. Mcintosh, No. 36; W.
G. Pond, No. 38.
Laws of Subordinates—Grand Secretary; T. C. Hubbard, No.
1; A. Adams, No. 27; D. McKenzie, No. 4; F. E. Atkinson, No. 55;
C. C. Cook, No. 8;   W. Evans, No. 17;  J. Lowery, No. 6.
I Petitions—E. McD. Williston, No. 10;   T. F. Elliot, No. 61; J.
F. Waddell, No. 52; 1. R. Lawrence, No. 3; H. Fooks, No. 28;
W. A. Duncan, No. 50; E. C. Graham, No. 58; C. F H. Craig,
No. 24. § f •
State of the Order—J. F. Faulkner, No. 61; R. A. Perry, No.
14; W. Douglas, No. 43; S. C. Horel, No. 60; F. Downey, No. 45;
R. Dixon, No. 42; A. R. Bentley, No. 9; R. J. Glasgow, No. 56;
A. McLanders, No. 39.
Legislation—A. J. Laidlaw, No. 26; J. T. Wood, No. 34; A.
McQueen, No. 57; A. H. Street, No. 7; A. C. Newton, No. 54;
W. Hunter, No. 48; J. Jamieson, No. 12; W. H. Orr, No. 3; J.
C. Smith, No. 23.
Judiciary—R. D. MacKenzie, No. 15;   R. Halcrow, No. 38; A.
Douglas, No. 63;   J. C. Tait, No. 46;   A. F. Prentice, No. 47; A.
Pitman, No. 44;   W. H. Cowen, No. 13;   J. R. Ritchie, No. 8; G.
C. Clark, No. 20;   J. P. McKenzie, No. 46;   W. J. Evans, No. 43.
Mileage and Per Diem—T. B. Godfrey, No. 26; §§ V. Rogers,
No. 59; D. H. Proudfoot, No. 16; A. H. Turvey, No. 7; J. H.
Turnley, No. 42;  C. L Wales, No. 16;  J. N. Currie, No. 45.
Printing—Grand Secretary, J. Wilby, No. 2; R. McCourt,
No. 5; J. C. Davis, No. 19; A. G. Gulland, No. 10; C. J. Tyler,
No. 54;   W. McLellan, No. 11.
Oddfellows Home—H. B. Gilmour, P.G.M., No. 10; D. E.
MacKenzie, P.G.M., No. 3; A. Cleland, No. 10; W. Law, P.G.M.,
No. 10; T. F. Neelands, P.G.M.,' No. 8; E. L Webber, P.G.M.,
No. 27;   W. Hogg, P.G.M., No. 10.
Statistics re Dues and Benefits—Grand Secretary, R. C. Smith,
No. 66; R. Carmichael, No. 6; A. S. Killam, No. 14; J. Ayre,
No. 53;   G. W. Pellam, No. 64;   G. T. Baker, No. 21.
Necrology—F. E. Simpson, P.G.M., No. 42; W. H. Cullin,
P.G.M., No. 4; A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2; W. A. Johnstone,
P.'aM." No. 26; J. Crossan, P.G.M., No. 5; H. T. Fulton, P.G.M.,
No. 6. 3603
It was on motion resolved, That the appointments of the
Grand Master be approved.
Resolved—That   this   Grand   Lodge   do   now   adjourn
sine die.
The Grand Lodge was then closed in due form.
Grand Secretary
The following Past Grand Masters were in attendance at
the Annual Session of the Grand Lodge held at Victoria on
the 10th, llth, and 12th June, 1914: |
J. Wriglesworth, No. 4 Victoria
B. W. Shiles, No. 3 New Westminster
Henry Waller, No. 2  . Victoria
James Crossan, No. 5 Nanaimo
W. H. Morton, No. 5 Nanaimo
A. Henderson, No. 2 Victoria
W. Hogg, No. 10.. • Vancouver
E. C. Arthur, M.D., No. 16. Nelson
T. F. Neelands, No. 8 Vancouver
D. E. MacKenzie, No. 3 New Westminster
F. E. Simpson, No. 42 Victoria
T. Embleton, No. 36 - Rossland
H. T. Fulton, No. 6 Ladysmith
W. Law, No. 10   . Vancouver , -
E. L. Webber, No. 27 Vancouver    !   '
W. H. Cullin, No. 4 • Victoria
W. A. Johnston, No. 26 Vancouver 3604
"3it Mlemoriam
W.J. PENDRY, P.G.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2
A. MUXR,P.G., P.G.P.,P.G.R.
Royal City Lodge, No. 3
DANIEL WELSH, P.G.,,
| P.G.M., P.G.R.|
Royal City Lodge, No. 3
■ A. N. CONWAY, P.G.
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8
L. PROBYN, P.G.
Selkirk Lodge, No. 12
C. C. CAMERON, P.G.
Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15
W. BROKENSHIRE, P.G.
Rossland Lodge, No. 36
J. A. DINSMORE, P.G.
Gateway Lodge, No. 45
F. MUMMERY, P.G.
Sunshine Lodge, No. 57
*'Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the North wind's breath,
The stars to set—but all,
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O death.'- 3605
AMOR AMICITIA ET VERITAS
Celebration of Tne Jubilee Anniversary or
tbe Institution of Oddfellowsbip m
Bitisn Columbia, at victoria, J3. C
7tn to   12tn June, 1914
#  ^1864-1914    •
*
PROGRAMME
SUNDAY, 7th JUNE, 1914
Special Jubilee Thanksgiving Service, Odd Fellows' Hall, 1315
Douglas Street, at 3.15 o'clock p.m.
Services conducted by the Rev. E. G. Miller, P.G. of Dominion
Lodge No. 4, Past Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of B. C,
Rector of St. Barnabas' Church, and by the Rev. Andrew Walker,
P.G. of Columbia Lodge No. 2.
MONDAY, 8th JUNE, 1914
8.30 a.m. Fifth Annual Session Department Council of B. C.
Patriarchs Militant, I.O.O.F. Hall, 1315 Douglas Street.
1.30 p.m. Adjourned Session Department Council of B. C.
Patriarchs Militant;   I.O.O.F. Hall, 1315 Douglas Street.
3.30 p.m. Competition, Individual Drill, Patriarchs Militant; Drill
Hall, Menzies Street.
8.00 p.m. Patriarchs Militant Degree Competition; I.O.O.F. Hall,
1315 Douglas Street.
TUESDAY, 9th JUNE, 1914 /
9.00 a.m. Twenty-third Annual Session Grand Encampment
I.O.O.F. of B. C, I.O.O.F. Hall, 1323 Douglas Street.
9.00 a.m. Sixth Annual Session of Rebekah Assembly, I.O.O.F.
of B. C;   I.O.O.F. Hall, 1323 Douglas Street.
9.00 a.m. Encampment Royal Purple Degree Competition;
I.O.O.F. Hall, 1315 Douglas Street, continuing all day.
9.00 a.m. Rebekah Degree Competition; Knights of Pythias Hall,
840 North Park Street, continuing all day.
10.00a.m.    Patriarchs    Militant    Competitive -Drills;     Drill    Hall,
Menzies Street, continuing all day.
2.00 p.m. Adjourned Session Grand Encampment of B. C;
I.O.O.F. Hall, 1323 Douglas Street.
2.00 p.m. Adjourned Session Rebekah Assembly of B.C.;
I.O.O.F. Hall, 1323 Douglas Street.
9.00 p.m. Conferring Rebekah Degree by "Colfax" Rebekah
Lodge, No. 1, I.O.O.F., in large Knights of Pythias Hall, 840
North Park Street.
WEDNESDAY, 10th JUNE, 1914
8.00 a.m. Subordinate Lodge Initiatory Degree Competition;
Knights of Pythias Hall, 840 North Park Street, continuing all
day.
9.00 a.m. Fortieth Annual Session Grand Lodge LO OF of
B.C., I.O.O.F. Hall, 1315 Douglas Street. 3606
9.00 a.m. Adjourned Session-Rebekah Assembly, I.O.O.F. of B.C.;
I.O.O.F. Hall, 1323 Douglas Street.
10.00 a.m.    Patriarchs    Militant    Competitive    Drills;    Drill    Hall,
Menzies Street, continuing all day.
1.30 p.m. Grand Parade, forming on Yates Street above
Blanshard.
3.00 p.m. Mass Meeting and Welcoming Service in RoyalVictoria
Theatre, corner Blanshard and Broughton Streets. Addresses
of welcome by Sir Richard McBride, K.CM.G., Premier of
British Columbia, on behalf of the Province; Bro. A. Stewart,
P.G.; Mayor, on behalf of the City of Victoria; Bro. Chas.
Hayward, P.G., J.P., on behalf of the Subordinate Lodges;
Bro. F. E. Simpson, P.G.M., G.R., on behalf of the Subordinate Encampment; Bro. Lieut.-Col. F. A. Dillabough, P.G.,
on behalf of the Canton, and Sister Pilgrim, N.G., on behalf
of the Rebekah Lodge.
Responded to by R. Dudley, Grand Master; R. A. Anderson,
Grand Patriarch; Col. N. Jensen, Department Commander
P.M., B.C.; Sister A. Parker, President Rebekah Assembly;
P. T. Coupland, Grand Master, Ontario; J. G. Millar, Grand
Master, Manitoba; G. Henderson, Grand Master, Alberta,
and Bro. Leslie V. Rogers, P.G., "Orchard City" Lodge,
No. 59, Kelowna, B.C.
Service interspersed by musical selections.
7.00p.m. Adjourned Session of Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F. of B.C.,
Odd Fellows' Hall, 1315 Douglas Street.
9.00 p.m.    Election of Grand Lodge Officers.
9.00 p.m. Illuminated run of Victoria City Fire Department;
Yates Street above Douglas Street.
9.00 p.m.    Illumination of the Parliament Buildings.
THURSDAY, llth JUNE, 1914
8.00 a.m. Subordinate Lodge First Degree Competition; Knights
of Pythias Hall, 840 North Park Street, continuing all day.
9.00a.m. Adjourned Session of Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. of B.C.;
I.O.O.F. Hall, 1315 Douglas Street.
9.00 a.m. Adjourned Session Rebekah Assembly I.O.O.F. of B.C.;
I.O.O.F. Hall, 1323 Douglas Street.
10.00 a.m.    Patriarchs    Militant    Competitive    Drills;    Drill    Hall,
Menzies Street, continuing all day.
2.00 p.m. Adjourned Session, Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. of B. C;
I.O.O.F. Hall, 1315 Douglas Street.
2.00 p.m. Adjourned Session Rebekah Assembly I.O.O.F. of B.C.;
I.O.O.F. Hall, 1323 Douglas Street.
4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Garden Party given^ by His Honor 'the
Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia and Mrs. Paterson
to Odd Fellows and their families in the grounds of Government House, Rockland Avenue.
8.00 p.m. Conferring the Decoration of Chivalry, Main Building.
Agricultural Grounds, admission by ticket.
9.00 p.m. Grand Ball. Main Building, Agricultural Grounds.
Admission by ticket.
9.00 p.m.    Illumination of Parliament Buildings. 3607
FRIDAY, 12th JUNE, 1914
8.00 a.m. Subordinate Lodge Third Degree Competition; Knights
of Pythias Hall, 840 North Park Street, continuing all day.
9.00 a.m. Adjourned Session Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. of B. C;
I.O.O.F. Hall, 1315 Douglas Street.
9.00 a.m. Adjourned Session Rebekah Assembly I.O.O.F. of
B. C; I.O.O.F. Hall, 1323 Douglas Street.
10.30 a.m.    Exhibition Drill Victoria City Fire Department, at  D.
Spencer's, Ltd., building, cor. View and'Broad Streets.
2.00 p.m. Outdoor Picnic, Boat Races and Athletic Sports at the
B. C. Electric Railway Park at the Gorge.
8.30 to 10.30 p.m. Civic Reception by His Worship the Mayor and
the Municipal Council of the City of Victoria in Ball Room,
Empress Hotel, to Odd Fellows and their families. Admission
by ticket.
9.00 p.m.    Illumination of Parliament Buildings.
A. HENDERSON, P.G.M., Chairman
H. E. MORRIS, Secretary
FRED. DAVEY, P.G., Treasurer        INDEX
Aged Odd Fellows' Fund  3544, 3597
Alberta, Fraternal Delegate from Grand Lodge of 3566, 3600
Alberta, Fraternal Delegate to Grand Lodge of 3520, 3584
Anti-Tuberculosis Association of B.C., Representation on....
l0:-      3520,  3521,  3568, 3591
Appointed Officers of Grand Lodge, Payment of 3568, 3589
Badges in Lieu of Regalia   3510
Bond of Indemnity 3546, 3585
Bonds  of Financial  Officers 3547, 3578, 3*585, 3591
Bonus, Bro. W. H., Report of  3580
"Camborne" Lodge, No. 49, Recovery of Charter, etc., of	
 3519,  3546,  3584, 3585
Cavalsky, E. G., Special Deputy, G.M 3522, 3584
Certificate of Membership   3587, 3597
Committees, Appointment of 3511, 3515, 3584, 3587, 3603
Constitution Grand Lodge, Amendment of 3566, 3589
Rebekah Assembly, Amendment of 3598, 3600
Subordinate Lodges, Amendment of..3577, 3589, 3591
Contingent Fund    3591
Custodian Secret Work    3511
['Dawson" Lodge, No. la, Memorial from 3562, 3568, 3589, 3591
Visit of Special G. M. to   3522
Degrees, Examination in 3524, 3548, 3578, 3583, 3589, 3591
District Deputy Grand Masters, Appointment of 3523, 3602
Extending powers of..3587, 3589, 3591
Reports of    3533, 3562
Doctor and Medicine 3548, 3578
Funeral Aid Association of B. C, Report of.   3598
General Relief Committees, Reports of  3546
Grand Lodge Degree   3511, 3515, 3577, 3584
Officers, Appointment of    3510, 3523
Election of   3581
Installation of   3600
Place of Meeting of   3585
Grand Master, Allowance to     3586
| | Decisions   of    3524, 3564
Dispensations   of    3519, 3524, 3563
Proclamations  of      3524
Report of 3517, 3561
Visits  by      3527
Representatives, Collars for 3560, 3586
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Grand Representatives, Report of    3552
Secretary,  Report  of 3537, 3564
" Salary of    3566, 3589
Secretary's Office    3519, 3549, 3584, 3586
Sire, Decisions of   3554, 3559
" "      Invitation to      3520
Treasurer, Report of    3550
Great Britain, Introduction of Order in 3578, 3587
Hospital Registers   3547, 3585
Jewel, P. G. M., Presentation of  3519, 3601
Johnson, Mrs., Donation to     3580
Jubilee   Celebration    3549, 3586, 3606
Lodges Instituted : 3537, 3563, 3564
Manitoba, Grand Lodge of    3511
Fraternal  Delegate  from 3511,3596
Maritime Provinces, Grand Lodge of 3578, 3587
Membership Certificate    3587, 3597
Memorial  Page      3605
Muir, T. A., Death of     3595
New Westminster, Invitation to     3583
Oddfellows'  Home  Fund    3544, 3597
" Relief Association of Canada s 3583, 3586
Ohio Flood Sufferers, Relief of   3547
"Okanagan" Lodge, No. 58, Claim of Member of  3583
Ontario Grand Lodge, Fraternal Delegate from 3565, 3586
Oregon Grand Lodge, Fraternal Delegate from 3590, 3600
Past Grand Masters in Attendance   3604
Photographs of Grand Lodge     3566
"Prince Rupert" Lodge, No. 63, Invitation of    3578
" " "        Visit of Special Deputy to..  3523
Reading Clerk, Appointment of   3511
Rebekah Assembly, Constitution of    3598, 3600
| " Deputations to and from 3515,3561
"        Lodges, Statistics re    3539
Reports—Committee, Certificate of Membership   3597
Credentials     3511
Distribution     3561 - 3579
" | Finance    3570, 3586, 3598
Insurance      3586
Judiciary    3583, 3587
" | Laws of Subordinates     3569
Legislation    3588,3591,3600
Mileage and Per Diem   3592
Necrology   3595
" | Oddfellows' Home     3597
I I Petitions        3578
I " Printing      3577 INDEX—CONTINUED
Reports—Committee, Rebate on Advance Dues   3570
I  H   ::|*    1   I     Resolutions    t..   3587
" R      " State of the Order   3587
Statistics re Dues and Benefits   3574
|      Grand Lodge Officers   3515
Returns to Registrar of Joint Stock Companies   3546
Saskatchewan, Fraternal Delegate from Grand Lodge of...3565, 3586
Scurr, Bro., Sympathy with    3600
Simpson, F. E., Question of Privilege      3597
Sovereign Grand Lodge, Correspondence with   3597
Stock Account     3544
"Tatnai" Lodge, No. 9, Telegram from   3514
Telegrams 3514, 3590
Transfer Certificate    3577, 3591
Transportation Clerk, Appointment of   3514
Trial Balance  ,  3545
Triple Link First Aid Association 3578 - 3590
•'Trout Lake" Lodge, No. 41, Mergement of 3519, 3546, 3584
Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Furnishing of 3547, 3568
Turvey, A. H., Sickness of 3585, 3591
United States Fidelity Co., Contract with 3547, 3585
Veteran Jewels Issued   3548
Victoria Fire Department, Drills of 3586, 3597
Visitors    3511, 3514
Washington, Telegram from Grand Lodge of  3590
Webber, E. L., Fraternal Delegate to Grand Lodge of Alberta 3520
Representative to Anti-Tuberculosis Association of B. C 3520, 3521,  3568
Welsh, Daniel, Death of  3549   PAST   GRAND   MASTERS   GRAND   LODGE   OF   BRITISH
COLUMBIA, I. O. O. F.
1—J. S. Drummond 1874.
4—John Weiler  1875.
8—J. P. Davies 1876.
3—R. Roberts .1877.
2—W. J. Jeffree 1878.
9—Charles Gowen 1879.
J. Wriglesworth 1880.
B. W. Shiles 1881.
Henry Waller 1882.
11—Alexander Phillips 1883.
W. D. McKillican 1884.
7-Wm. McColl 1885.
5—Fred'k Carne  1886.
10—Joshua Davies   1887.
|   re-elected.. 1888.
12—J. H. Meldram 1889.
16—E. Quennell 1890.
14—J. E. Phillips  1891.
13—J. E. Phillips 1892.
James Crossan 1893.
T. C. Grayjf 1894.
18—W. E. Holmes  1895.
H. B. Gilmour 1896.
W. H. Morton 1897.
A. Henderson 1898.
17—D. Welsh m 1899.
6—W. E. Johnstone M1900.
|      W. Hogg m 1901.
15—A. Graham 1902.
E. C. Arthur, M. D 1903.
T. F. Neelands 1904.
D. E. MacKenzie 1905.
F. E. Simpson 1906.
T. Embleton 1907.
H. T. Fulton 1908.
Wallace Law 1909.
E. L. Webber 1910.
W. H. Cullin  §1911.
W. A. Johnstone 1912.
R. Dudley  1913.
1—Died 6th February, 1884.
2—Died 18th March, 1885.
3—Died 24th December, 1897.
4—Died 6th September, 1899.
5—Died 7th April, 1905.
6—Died 12th June, 1904.
7—Died 12th June, 1907.
8—Died 20th September, 1879.
9—Died 8th December, 1892.
Victoria  Lodge,  No.   1.
Victoria  Lodge,  No.   1.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
Dominion Lodge, No. 4
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
New Westminster Lodge, No. 3.
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
Royal City Lodge, No. 3.
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16.
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
Royal City Lodge, No. 3.
Key City Lodge, No. 42.
Rossland Lodge, No. 36.
Harmony Lodge, No. 6.
Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
Amity Lodge, No. 27.
Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
Pacific Lodge, No. 26.
Mt. Fernie Lodge, No. 47.
10—Ceased Membership.
11—Died 22nd November, 1900.
12—Died 24th February, 1905.
13—Died 23rd March, 1907.
14—Died 30th January, 1908.
15—Died 13th August, 1909.
16—Died 26th April, 1912.
17—Died 14 February, 1914.
18—Died 13th July, 1914. ADDRESSES OF THE OFFICERS OF THE GRAND LODGE
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, I. O. O. F.
H. WHITE, Grand Master Cranbrook
P. W. DEMPSTER, Deputy Grand Master Victoria
W. H. BROWN, Grand Warden  Vancouver
FRED. DAVEY, Grand Secretary. .2664 Blanshard Street, Victoria
J. H. GLASS, Grand Treasurer Penticton
F. E. SIMPSON, Grand Representative Victoria
WALLACE LAW, Grand Representative Vancouver
REV. W. A. CRUX, Grand Chaplain 1 New Westminster
W. G. BARRIE, Grand Marshal Prince Rupert
W. H. LAIRD, Grand Conductor Moyie
R. H. NEELANDS, Grand Guardian Vancouver
I. R. LAWRENCE, Grand Herald New Westminster
The next Session of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia will
be held at New Westminster, commencing Wednesday, the 9th day
of June, 1915.
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 for the same.
Remit by Money Order or add exchange to cheques.
Subordinate Lodge Rituals $3 00
Visiting and Withdrawal Cards and Dismissal Certificates.. ..      25
Book of Forms   1 00
Book of Odes with music        75
Busbee's Digest, 1903  %   4 00
Lodge Odes         5
Odes with music, Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges       10
Anniversary   Odes            5
Funeral Hymns with Responses          5
Funeral Ceremony        30
Anniversary Ceremony          30
Memorial and Decoration Ceremony ... .||        30
Officers' Roll Book  M m   1 50
Question   Book    1 25
Order on Treasurer's Book, 250 orders   1 50
Subordinate Lodge Degree Chart ||   2 50
Bound Proceedings, Grand Lodge of B. H 1874 to 1885    1 50
Subordinate Lodge Floor Work       50
Black Book   2 00
Official Certificates and Receipts for Dues, in books of 100....      60
Official Certificates and Receipts for Dues, in books of 100
with name and number of Lodge printed thereon {not less
than 500)    |.       70
Secret Work in Cypher, Subordinate Lodges q%&    40
Attendance Register      2 00
Transfer Certificates           3
Certificate of Membership on plate paper       75
Constitution Book and Roll of Members   1 25
Veteran Jewels, each     8 00
Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Subordinate Lodge, each...      40
Petitions for membership with medical certificate are furnished
by the Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada, and are supplied
to Lodges free.

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