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Array   PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION
OF THE
Grand Lodge of British Columbia
OF THE
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS,
HELD AT
NANAIMO, B.C
June 12th, 13th and 14th,
1901
VICTORIA, B.C.
CUSACK, PRINTER, PROVINCE BLOCK
1901.    PROCEEDINGS
—OF TH!E—
Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION*
Nanaimo, B.C.,
12th June, 1901.
The Grand Lodge convened at 2 o'clock p.m. this day
pursuant to notice.
Present:—
W. E.Johnstone Grand Master
W. Hogg Deputy Grand Master
A. Graham Gnand Warden
Fred Davey Grand Secretary
G. T. Fox Grand Treasurer
P. W. Dempster Grand Representative
H. J. Raymer, P.G.M Grand Representative
E. C. Arthur, M.D Grand Chaplain
R. May Grand Marshal
J. Palmer Grand Conductor
W. Law (pro tem) Grand Guardian
J. Newton Grand Herald. mm
All present having been examined and found duly qualified and a quorum being present, the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Grand Chaplain addressed the Throne of Grace.
The Grand Secretary presented the credentials of the
Representatives elect, and the certificates of Past Grands entitled to the Grand Lodge Degree, which were referred to the
following committee: J. Crossan, P.G.M., No. 5 ; J. Bell, No.
4; A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2; E. C. Arthur, Grand Chaplain ; R. Smailes, No. 38.
The Committee on Credentials presented the following'
report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Credentials beg to report that the}1- have examined the credentials of the representatives to this Session and find
the following duly accredited:—
Lodge. Representatives.
Victoria,  No.   1  F.  Carne, P.G.M.
Columbia, No. 2 Frank Taylor
R. W. Fawcett
Royal City, No. 3 D. E. MacKenzie
D. Walker
M. Phillips
Dominion,  No. 4 J. E. Phillips, P.G.M.
James Bell
* F. A. Billingsley
Black Diamond, No. 5. J. B. Nicholson
J. Crossan, P.G.M.
G. Thompson
Harmony, No. 6 W. Gilchrist
J. Glen
Excelsior,   No.   7 G. H. W. Ashwell
Vancouver, No. 8 T. F. Neelands
D. McLeod
Tatoai, No. 9 W. J. Kerr
Western Star, No. 10... J. Armstrong
A. V. Crisp
A.   Cleland
J. L. McTaggart
Alternates.
E. Schafer.
J. H. Meldram,PGM
J.  Pottinger
T. A. Muir.
R. L. Reid.
W. E. Fales.
E. Bragg.
G. Jeeves.
P. A. Babington.
W. H. Morton,PGM
G. Ramsay.
W. Hunter.
W. Anderson.
T.  Pyvus.
J. A. McKaj.
A. Mitchell.
T. E. Marshall.
W. Law.
D. M. O'Dwyer.
G.  Moscrop.
W. J. Kirfoot. 1979
Lo
Hire
Union, No. u. ..
Selkirk, No. 12. .
Cloverdale, No. 15
Kootenay, No.  16
Duncan, No.  17	
Vernon Valley, No. 18
Mt. Pleasant, No. iq. .
Centennial, No. 20	
Delta, No. 21	
Gold Range, No. 22...
Ashcroft,  No. 23	
Island,  No.  24	
Revelstoke; No. 25....
Pacific,   No.   26	
Amity,  No. 27
Cheam,   No.  28	
Banner,   No.  31	
Peerless,   No.  33	
Rocky Mountain, No. 34
Cedar, No. 35	
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..
Representatives.
D. R. McDonald
J. Mathie
.1. Bose
A. H. Clements
A.  G. Shaw
A. C. Aitkin
R. Wilson
Rev. J.  Irvine
J. Neen
J.  Handlen
S. Morley
J. Z. Choate
M. Dumond
R. H. Abercrombie
J. A. Stone
J. Stark
G. R. Gordon
F. Cockburn
W. H. Walsh
D. McPherson
E. L. Webber
H. Fooks
H. Fulton
G. McCann
H. Siddall
C. A. Warren
G.   Coles
T. Embleton
D. E. Kerr
R. Smailes
C. E. Lyons
D. Arnot
F. E. Simpson
A. B. McKenzie
E. S.  Pollard
F. E.  Cooper
Alternates.
John Ead.
P.  Hooley.
C W. McCallum.
J.  Xeelands.    |
W. B. Pollard.
O. P. Stamer.
R. Carswell.
J. B. McAlpine.
W.  H. Thorpe.
T. W. Mouat.
Smith Wright.
E. Lundeberg.
W. Shaw.
S. Churchill.
R. S. Wilson.
H. J. Richard.
T. S. Brown.
E. F. Gerster.
A. J. Laidlaw.
N. R. Brown.
J. A. Johnson.
A. Horwell.
D.  D.  Griffiths.
T.  M.  Brayshaw.
R.  Livingstone.
C. Pearce.
J.  Fielding.
H. J. Raymer,P.G.M.
J. Cuminings.
J. Kerr.
W. Garbutt.
J. T. Beauchesne.
J. P. Fink.
P. Ryan.
F. E. Simpson.
A. L. Clements.
Also that the following Past Grands are entitled to the Grand
Lodge Degree:—
Victoria,   No.   1 F.  Paine.
Columbia,  No. 2 R. Marwick, P. R. Smith.
Royal City, No. 3 G. Newrruan, A. J. Martin.
Dominion.   No.  4 John Bell, A. J. Mallett.
Black Diamond, No. 5. A. J. Malicord, A. Matheson, G. Thompson. 1980
Harmony,   No.   6 J. Glen, W. Gilchrist.
Vancouver, No. 8 R. Gray, D. McLeod.
Tatnai, No. 9 W. J. Kerr.
Western Star, No. 10.. A. V. Crisp, A. Cleland.
Union, No.  11 D. R. McDonald, J. Ead.
Selkfrk,  No.   12 H. Hanbury, P. Hooley.
Cloverdale, No. 15 R. Harvey, G. Kyle, C. W. McCallum.
Kootenay, No. 16 A. G. Shaw.
Duncan, No. 17 J. McL.  Campbell, A.  O. Blyth.
Vernon Valley, No. 18. K. Wilson, R. Garswell.
Mt. Pleasiant, No. 19... J. B. McAlpine, Jas. Irvine.
Centennial,  No. 20 T. W. Mou-at, W. Merrifield.
Delta, No. 21 S. Morley, S. Wright.
Gold Range, No. 22... E. Lundeberg.
Ashcroft,   No.   23 M. Dumond.
Island,  No. 24 R. H. Abercrombie.
Pacific, No. 26 W. H. Walsh.
Amity,  No. 27 N. R. Brown, J. J. Johnston.
Cheam,   No.  28 W. H. Dingle, R. Maitland.
A. Howell.
Banner,  No. 31 H. Fulton.
Peerless, No. 33 T. M. Bnayshaw
Rocky Mountain, No. 34 C. Rearce.
Cedar, No. 35 R. Maitland, J. Fielding, D. F. McDonald.
Rossland,   No.  36 T. Embleton.
Carson,  No.  37 H. M. Genin.
Silver Crty,  No.  39.... C. E. Lyons.
Slocan, No. 40 D. Arnot.
Key City, No. 42 Fred. E. Simpson.
Enterprise,  No.  43 A. B. McKenzie.
Gateway, No. 45 F. E. Cooper.
No representatives' certificates have been received from Carson
Lodge, No. 37, nor Trout Lake Lodge, No. 41. bt Bro. T. Taylor, P.G.,
is present and states that he was duly elected as a representative of
Trout Lake Lodge, No. 41, and as it is evidently an omission on the
part of the Lodge to send the certificate, we recommend that Bro.
Taylor be recognized as a representative.
We also beg leave to report that Bro. E. F. Gerster alternate for
Pacific Lodge, No. 26, is without the usual certificate that he is entitled to the Grand Lodge Decree; but the flact that he has been elected
alternate by his Lodge, we think is sufficient evidence that he is duly
qualified to receive the degree, and we recommend that it be conferred
on him.
A certificate signed by the Noble Grand <and Secretary and bearing
the seal of Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15, has been submitted to your com- 1981
mittee to the effect that the representative and alternate elected by that
Lodge, are unable to attend, and that Bro. R. B. Collishaw, P.G., has
been elected as representative in their place. We recommend that
Bro. Collishaw be so recognized.
JAS.  CROSSAN,
E. C ARTHUR,
R. SMAILES,
A. HENDERSON,
JAS. BELL.
The Grand   Marshal retired   and   introduced the   Past
Grands in waiting and the Grand Lodge Degree was conferred
on the following:    D. Walker, No. 3; W. Gilchrist, J. Glen,
No. 6; G. H. Ashwell, No. 7; D. McLeod, No. 8; W. J. Kerr,
No. 9; A. Cleland, No. 10; A. G. Shaw, No. 16; D. R. McDonald, No. 11; R. Wilson, No. 18; Rev. J. Irvine, No. 19; J
Handlen, No. 20; S. Morley, No. 21; R. H. Abercrombie, Xo
24; W. H. Walsh, E. F. Gerster, No. 26: D. McPherson, No
■27■; H. Fulton, No. 31; T. M. Brayshaw, No. 33; G. Coles, J
Fielding, No. 35; D. E. Kerr, T. Embleton, No. 36; C. E
Lyons, No. 39; D. Arnot, No. 40; T. E. Simpson, No. 42; A
B. McKenzie, No. 43; F. E. Cooper, No. 45.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
The Grand Master made the necessary appointments to
ill I the standing Committees, which when completed consisted
as follows :—■
Finance.—D. McPherson, No. 2j\ J. Armstrong, No. 10; J. B.
Nicholson, No. 5; C. E. Lyons, No. 39; C. A. Warren, No. 34; F.
Carne, P.G.M., No. I D. McLeod, No. 8.
Appeals.—T. A. Muir, No. 3; E. L. Webber, No. 27; D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3; D. E. Kerr, No. 36; R. Wilson, No. 18; R. B. Collishaw,
No. IS; T. M. Brayshaw, No. 33.
Laws of Subordinates.—Jas. Bell, No. 4; D. Walker, o. 3; G. H.
Ashwell, No. 7; A. B. McKenzie, No. 43; S. Morley, No. 21; W. Shaw,
No. 23; J. Handlen, No. 20.
Petitions.—J. A. Stone, No. 25; H. Fulton, No. 31; E. F. Gerster,
No. 26; D. Arnot, No. 40; F. A. Billingsley, No. 4; J. Glen, No. 6; G.
Coles, No. 35. State of the Order.—G. R. Gordon, No. 26; F. E. Simpson, No.
42; Rev. J. Irvine, No. 19; H. Siddall, No. 33; W. Gilchrist, No. 6; A.
C. Aitkin, No. 17; A. H. Clements, No. 16.
Legislation.—T Taylor, No. 41; H. J. Raymer, P.G.M., No. 36; M.
Phillips, No. 3; R. Smailes, Xo. 38; J. E. Phillips, P.G.M., No. 4; W.
J. Kerr, No. 9: J. L. McTaggart, No. 10.
Judiciary—T. F. Ncelands, No. 8; R. W. Fawcett, No. 2; T. Em-
bleton. No. 36; F. E. Cooper, No. 45; H. Fooks, No. 28; W. Law, No.
10; P. W. Dempster, No.
Mileage and Per Diem.—T. S. Brown, No. 26; F. Taylor, No. 2;
J. Neen, No. 20; E. C. Arthur, M.D., No. 16; W. H. Walsh, No. 26;
J. Mathie, No. 12; A. Cleland, No. 10.
Printing.—Grand Secretary, W. Gilchrist, No. 6; A. Parker, No.
10; J. Crossan, P.G.M., No. 5- D. R. McDonald, No. 11,• A. G. Shaw,
16; R. H. Abercrombie, No. 24.
It was on motion Resolved, That the appointments of the
Grand Master be confirmed.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That the minutes of
last Annual Session as printed be adopted.
i
The Reports of the Grand Master, Grand Secretary,
Grand Treasurer and Grand Representatives were presented
in printed form and on motion were ordered to be received
and referred to a Committee on Distribution.
The Grand Grand Master appointed the following to form
the Committee on Distribution : J. E. Phillips, P.G.M., No. 4;
W. H. Morton, P.G.M., No. 5; D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3; T. F.
Neelands, No. 8; H. J. Raymer, P.G.M., No. 36. 1983
GRAND MASTER'S REPORT.
Vancouver, B. C, May 14, 1901.
To the Officers and Members of the Grand Lodge of British Colum
Ma, L. O. O. F.:
Representatives and Brothers:—In accordance with the time-
honored custom of cur Order it now becomes my duty to give you a
report of my official acts during the term in which I have had the
honor to serve you in the capacity of Grand Master, and it is with
feelings of both pleasure and sadness that I undertake the task. It is
pleasant to remember the many happy meetings I have been enabled
to attend, and the universal kindness and hospitality, with which I
have been received wherever I have been throughout the jurisdiction.
It is also a pleasure to be able to inform you that our Order has made
substantial progress during the year that is past, but not so pleasant
is the thought of the difference between what has been and what might
have been accomplished. "The fields are indeed white unto the harvest,
but the laborers are few." I have earnestly endeavored to promote in
♦every way the best interests of the Order, but am conscious of many
mistakes and lost opportunities We have in this jurisdiction a vast
territory and it is hardly possible under our present system for a Grand
Master to keep in touch with, and have a knowledge of the requirements of the Order, or the opportunities for its advancement in the
more remote districts. In this connection I will recommend some
legislation which I think would be of great assistance to your Grand
Master in carrying out the work of his office. The year has been one
of great harmony in our Order in this jurisdiction, and the fact that
not one appeal has come before me, shows that good judgment has
been shown, and great care taken in carrying on the business of the
lodsres.
Since the last meeting of this Grand Lodge our country has been
called upon to mourn the loss of our beloved Queen, who has for
many years been to us the representative of Constitutional Government, and who by her true womanliness and kindly consideration has
endeared herself to the whole nation. Believing that I was voicing the unanimous feelings of the Odd
Fellows in this jurisdiction, I sent the following telegram:—
Vancouver, B.C., February ist, 1901.
Earl Minto, Governor-General of Canada,
Ottawa, Ont:
The members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in British
Columbia desire to express their heartfelt sympathy with His Most
Gracious Majesty King Edward VII in his hour of bereavement and
to express the hope that he will long be spared to reign over us.
(Signed)    W. E. JOHNSTONE,
Grand Master.
In reply I received the following telegram:—
Ottawa, Ont, February 7th, 1901-
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master,
Vancouver, B. C.:
The Governor-General desires me to acknowledge your loyal and
sympathetic message of the ist inst., which will be duly forwarded for
submission to the King-.
(Signed)    CAPT. GRAHAM,
Governor-General's Secretary.
Also under date of March ist, 1901, I received the following letter:
Sir:—In obedience to commands received from His Majesty the
King, His Excellency the Governor-General desires me to convey
through you to the members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows His Majesty's heartfelt thanks for the kind expressions of sympathy contained in your message of the ist ultimo which has beer*
gratefully received by His Majesty and the Royal Family.
I have the honor to be, sir. 1985
I am also pleased to state that very many of our Lodges throughout this jurisdiction showed their respect and esteem for our late
Sovereign Lady, by turning out in a body and attending memorial
services, held on the day of her funeral.
On August 24th, 1900, Gateway Lodge, No. 45, was instituted at
Grand Forks, by Bro. W. Law, D.D.G.M., of Greenwood, assisted by
brothers from Greenw<?od and Rossland. I recommend that a charter
be granted at this session of the Grand Lodge. I hoped to be able to
report the institution-of a Lodge at Phoenix, but arrangements are not
yet completed.
There are a number of places where Lodges are spoken of, but
this is a matter that should be carefully considered, and Lodges established only where the conditions are such as to insure their permanency.
OFFICIAL VISITS.
I exceedingly regret that I have not been able to follow in the
footsteps of my immediate predecessor in office and visit every Lodge
in the Jurisdiction, but owing to the isolated location of some of our
Lodges and the present facilities of travel being slow, I found it impossible to reach all in the time at my disposal. I, however, endeavored to arrange my visits so as to meet the greatest number of Lodges
possible in the limited time I had.
On October 6th I visited Gold Range Lodge, No. 22, at North Bend.
This is a small Lodge, but it is in good financial condition, and its
success is assured.
October 8th.—Visited Tatnai Lodge, No. 9. Degree work was
put on, two members being given the third degree. Tatnai is our
our pioneer Lodge in the interior and is a good Lodge.
October 9th.—Attended a joint meeting of Selkirk Lodge, No.
12, and Revelstoke, No. 25. The town of Revelstoke is rather small
for two Lodges, although both have a good membership, but I would
advise that the Lodges amalgamate.
October nth.—Stopped at New Denver on Slocan Lake. I think
there is room and plenty of material for a Lodge either at New Denver or Silverton.
October nth.—Visited Slocan Lodge, No. 40, at Slocan City.
Now that the mines in this locality are working steadily this should
become a strong Lodge. 1986
October 12th.—Visited Silver City Lodge, No. 39. at Sandon,
where we had an excellent meeting, initiation put on and the work
-well done.
October 15th.—Visited Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, at Nelson.
Kootenay Lodge is the oldest Lodge in that part of the Province and
bids fair to become one of the best Lodges in the Jurisdiction.
October 16th.—Visited Enterprise Lodge, No. 43, at Trail. This
•Lodge was instituted in September 1899 and is growing well.
October 17th.—Visited Rossland Lodge, No. 36, where we had the
largest meeting I had yet attended. I found the Lodge to be in a very
prosperous condition and growing fast.
October 18th.—Visited Gateway Lodge No. 45, at Grand Forks,
At the time of my visit this Lodge had not been instituted two months.
The brothers are all working energetically and there is every prospect
of a good Lodge being built up.
October 19th.—Visited Boundary Valley Lodge, No. 38, at Greenwood.   We had a good meeting and the Lodge is getting along well.
On October 20th I intended visiting Carson Lodge, No. 37, at
Carson, but from some of the members who attended the meeting at
Grand Forks, I learned that we would not be able to hold a meeting.
This Lodge is unfortunately situated and unless circumstances change
I am afraid the charter will ha\e to be recalled.
October 24th.—Visited Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18 at Vernon.
I found this Lodge working well. A new Hall was being built and
^everything points to the Lodge being successful.
October 26th.—Visited Ashcroft Lodge, No. 23, at Ashcroft. The
Lodge is in good condition and working well.
October 27th.—Visited Cheam Lodge No. 28, Agassiz, and arrived
home in Vancouver on October 28th.
I was much pleased with the evidences of prosperity shown and
the energy and enterprise of the brothers in carrying on the business
of the Lodges. During this round of visits I was accompanied by
Bro. A. H. Blackeby, P.G.R. of Ontario, and representative of the
Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada, and I wish to acknowledge
the very great assistance I received from him both in the Lodge meetings and by kindly advice and counsel. I heartily recommend Bro.
Blackeby to the members of this Jurisdiction as a good Odd Fellow,
having the interests of the Order at heart and always willing to do
everything in his power for its advancement. i987
On January 14th, 1901. I visited Amity Lodge, No. 27, New Westminster, and installed the officers.
On January 18th, accompanied by the D. G. M. and about eighty
of the Vancouver brethren, I visited Royal City Lodge, No. 3, New
Westminster, where we had the pleasure of meeting a large number
of the members of Blaine Lodge, No. 80, Grand Jurisdiction of Washington.
February 8th—Visited Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
March 4th.—Visited Pacific Lodge, No. 26, Vancouver.
March 22nd.—Attended a joint meeting of the Lodges in Victoria-
March 23rd.—Accompanied by the Grand Warden, G. Rep. Dempster, P. G. M. Phillips, and P. G. Bro. Bell, I visited Duncan Lodge,.
Xo. 17.
May ist.—Visited Mizpah Rebekah Lodge, No. 2, Vancouver.
May ith.—Visited Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15, accompanied by
Grand Rep. Muir and P. G. McKenzie, No. 3.
May 14th.—Visited Island Lodge, No. 24, Eburne, accompanied
by a number of brothers from Vancouver.
THE REBEKAH BRANCH.
The Rebekah Branch in this Jurisdiction is not prospering as it
should. While some of the Lodges are gettting along well, others
have been steadily declining.  -
Many members of the Subordinate Lodges do not seem to realize
the importance of this branch of our Order or to understand its usefulness. The Rebekah Lodge is an integral part of Odd Fellowship and
should be recognized as such. I trust that the Subordinate Lodge
members will take a greater degree of interest in the Rebekah Lodges
and assist in carrying on the work they are designed to do.
DISPENSATIONS AND  PERMISSIONS.
June 16th, 1900.—To Colfax Rebekah Lodge, No. 1, to initiate at
a special meeting.
June 28th.—To Slocan Lodge, No. 40, to hold a public installation
and dedication of Hall on July 5th, 1900.
July 8th.—To Rossland Lodge, No. 36, to hold public installation. 1988
July 8th.—To Deborah Rebekah Lodge, No. 13, for same purpose.
July 14th.—To Tatnai Lodge, No. 9, to receive application, ballot
(u r and, if elected, to initiate Peter A. Gibson in one evening.
July 28th.—To Victoria Lodge, No. 1; Columbia, No. 2; Dominion No. 4, and Peerless, No. 33, to appear in public in regalia at the
reception of the Governor-General July 31st, 1900.
July 28th.—To Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 3, to appear in regalia
on Society Day, August nth, 1900.
August 2nd.—To Cedar Lodge, No. 35, for same purpose.
August 6th.—To Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, and Centennial
Lodge, No. 20, for the same purpose.
August 20th.—To Western Star Lodge, No. 10, to hold an excursion to Whatcom.
. September 4th.—To Rossland Lodge, No. 36, to hold a ball on
September 25th, 1900.
September 12th.—To Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15, to hold a ball on
.September 21st, 1900.
September 12th.—Refused Banner Lodge, No. 31, permission to
hold fortnightly meetings.
November 13th.—To Western Star Lodge, No. 10, to hold a social
on November 22nd, 1900.
December ist.—To Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18, to hold a ball
on December 7th, 1900.
December 8th.—Granted Harmony Lodge, No. 6, permission to
remove charter from Wellington to Ladysmith.
December 13th.—To Delta Lodge, No. 21, to hold a ball on December 31st, 1900.
December 15th.—To Rossland Lodge, No. 36, to hold a ball on
December 24th, 1900.
December 22nd.—To Mizpah Rebekah Lodge, No. 2, to hold a
ball on January ist, 1901.
January 2nd, 1901—To Gateway Lodge, No. 45, to hold a ball.
January 9th.—Granted Banner Lodge, No. 31, permission to remove charter from Wellington to Ladysmith. 1989
January 10th.—To Pacific Lodge, No. 26, to hold a social and
dance.
January 10th.—To Excelsior Lodge, No. 7, to hold a public installation on January 15th.
January 21st.—To Enterprise Lodge, No* 43, to hold a ball on
February 12th.
January 27th.—To Gold Range Lodge, No. 22, to hold a ball on
February 15th.
January 28th.—Granted the following Lodges permission to attend
memorial services in honor of the late Queen: Kootenay, No. 16;
Cheam, No. 28; Selkirk, No. 12; Revelstoke, No. 25; Rossland, No.
36; Deborah Rebekah Lodge, No. 13; Tatnai Lodge, No. 9; Victoria
Lodge, No. 1; Columbia Lodge, No. 2; Dominion Lodge, No. 4, and
Peerless Lodge, No. 33.
February 26th.—Granted Laurel Rebekah Lodge, No. 9, permission to remove charter from Wellington to Ladysmith.
April 22nd.—Granted Silver City Lodge, No. 39, permission to
suspend for ninety days the by-law governing fees for initiation and
degrees, and to substitute a clause fixing the fee for initiation at ($25)
twenty-five dollars.
March 23rd.—Granted Duncan Lodge, No. 17, a dispensation to
ballot for and initiate G. Perry on the same evening on which the application was received.
QUESTIONS AND  DECISIONS.
i. Ques.—A brother who has lost his eyesight has now opened a
hotel.   Is he entitled to benefits
Ans.—If the brother can follow any business or occupation by
which he can obtain a livelihood he is not entitled to benefits.—See
White's Digest, page 59, Sec. 51, 54 & 56.
2. I received a protest from Enterprise Lodge, No. 43, against the
action of the Committee on Laws of Subordinates, 1900 in instructing
them to amend their By-laws so as to provide for the payment of benefits to other than third degree members.
As the Lodge was clearly within their rights in paying benefits to
third degree members only (See Constitution of Sub. Lodges, Art. IV., 1990
Sec. 2, and White's Digest, page 51, Art. 16), I instructed them that
they mi^ht retain their By-laws.
3. I received the following request from Gore Lodge, of Brant-
ford, Ontario, viz.:—
Bro. Stork, now a resident of Fernie, B.C., took a withdrawal card
from Gore Lodge in July, 1899, with the intention of joining a Lodge
about to be instituted in Fernie. This Lodge was not instituted and
Bro. Stork now wishes to re-join his old Lodge as an Ancient Odd
Fellow, and Gore Lodge asked me to grant a dispensation for him to
do so.
White's Digest, page 193, clearly lays down the conditions under
which such permission can be granted, and as these conditions do not
exist in this case, I was compelled to refuse the application.
See also, decision No. 102, of Grand Sire, (Proceedings, 1897),
which deals with a similar case and distinctly states that such a proceeding would be illegal.
4. Statement.—A brother is away from his Lodge and for two
years neglects to pay his dues, but requests the Secretary not to allow
him to be suspended, and that he will pay up. On January 26tn he
paid two years dues. On February 4th, he sends in a Medical Certificate asking for four (4) weeks' benefits. An order is drawn on the
Treasurer and the benefits paid. At the next meeting the matter is
again taken up and the Lodge discovers its mistake and censures the
Secretary for not reporting the brother as being in arrears.
5. Ques.—What action should the Lodge take in the matter?
Ans.—The Lodge should demand a return of the benefits paid and
should the brother refuse to refund the money, charges should be
preferred against him for defrauding the Lodge.
6. A brother who holds a dismissal certificate made application
to a lodge and on the ballot being taken it was found to be unfavorable. After the meeting was over the brothers who cast the unfavorable ballots find they have been mistaken and that an injustice has
been done to the candidate. The Lodge asks me to grant permission
to re-consider the ballot and to suspend the operation of Sec. 2, Art.
Ill of Sub. Lodge Constitution.
Ans.—A Grand Master has no power to suspend any part of the
Constitution, but Clause 5 of Art. Ill gives the brother the right to
renew his application at any time. i99r
I have received a few complaints of a minor nature, most of which
I referred to the D. D. G. M. of the District, and as I have heard nothing further from them, I presume they have been satisfactorily settled.
INSTALLATIONS.
July 6th   1900.—Installed the officers of Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
July 9th.—Installed the officers of Pacific Lodge, No. 26.
January 10th, 1901—Installed the officers of Western Star Lodge,
No.  10.
January 14th.—Installed the officers of Amity Lodge, No. 2j.
January 22nd.—Installed the officers of Mount Pleasant Lodge,
No. 19.
PROCLAMATIONS.
In compliance with the instructions of the Grand Sire I caused the
following proclamations to be issued, viz:—
I. O. O. F.
OFFICE OF GRAND MASTER,
Vancouver, B.C., 13th December, 1900.
To the Officers and Members of the Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges, and
to the District Deputy Grand Masters, Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Brothers and Sisters:—I am directed by the Grand Sire, to
call your attention to the following Resolution, passed at the last Session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, which defines the existing law,
and I am instructed to enforce a rigid observance of this law:—
"Resolved—That hereafter an Official Certificate shall be issued
'in all cases where members pay dues and assessments to Subordinate
'Bodies, and shall request a receipt therefor; and it shall be unlawful
kto any Subordinate Lodge, Encampment or Rebekah Lodge,
'to permit its officers to issue, and it shall be unlawful
' for any officer of any such Subordinate Body to issue, any receipt,
''statement, or other paper evidencing the payment of money on ac~ 1992
"count of dues or assessments, except an Official Certificate; provided,
''however, that when a member applies for, pays for, and receives a
''Visiting Card or Withdrawal Card, it will not be necessary to issue
"an Official Certificate, evidencing the same payment."
All D. D. G. Masters, and Officers, whose duty it is to enforce the
laws of the Order, are hereby directed, to promptly take steps to ensure a strict compliance with the above laws, and to report to me any
infraction of the same.
The exclusive use of the Official Certificate, will not only avoid a
violation of the general laws of the Order, but will materially assist
in relieving the existing strain on the finances of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge. I trust therefore that all will render a loyal and cheerful acquiescence to the mandates of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, which we
have all obligated ourselves to obey.
Yours fraternally,
W. E. JOHNSTONE,
Grand Master.
Attest:
FRED.   DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
I. O. O. F.
OFFICE OF GRAND MASTER,
Vancouver, B.C., 9th February, 1901
To the Subordinate Lodges. Grand Lodge of British Columbia:
Dear Sirs and Brothers:—The following communication lrom the
Grand Sire is forwarded for your earnest consideration and appropriate action. Please cause it to be frequently read in the Lodge and bring
the subject matter prominently before your members.
In accordance with a Resolution of the last Session of this Grand
Lodge, a sufficient number of copies of a leaflet published by Bro. J.
R. Harwell, Grand Secretary of Tennessee, entitled "Odd Fellowship,
What It Is/' has been printed to place one in the hands of each member of this Jurisdiction, and the number required has been sent you 1993
under separate cover, will you please cause a copy to be sent to each
of your members. The use of this leaflet has been instrumental in adding over 3.000 to the membership in Tennessee in one year, and it is
hoped thai its judicious distribution will be similarly successful in this
Jurisdiction and assist individual effort in attaining the object aimed at
bv the Grand Sire.
Yours fraternal!
W. E. JOHNSTONE,
Grand Master,
Attest:
FRED. DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
Sovereign Grand Lodge of the I. O. O. F.
Office of the Grand Sire, Covington, Ohio, Dec. 3, 1900.
To Grand Masters and Presidents, Greeting:
The Order at large was never in a more prosperous condition than
at the present time. The spirit of Odd Fellowship seems to be permeating and animating the whole human family. Men are becoming
more fraternal. The magnetic force that permeates the great idea
upon which our Order is founded is its power. It has for its object
the advancement of human happiness. What wonderful progress it
has made in its brief existence. The century in which Odd Fellowship
was established, in an organized form in America, is now drawing
to a close; what 1900 has accomplished should be an inspiration tQ alf
who survive it, to go forth ameliorating, wherever they can, the condition of mankind, continuing their warfare against the bigotry of caste
and the curse of selfishness, drawing still closer the ties of human
sympathy. Let the bond that binds man to his fellow man be strengthened. The ills and miseries incident to human life should be lessened
wherever possible.
If the Lodges in your Jurisdiction are not active and wide awake
to the best interests of our Order, the cause may be their own indifference. It each individual member would lend a helping hand, the entire membership would be made to realize that great good could be
accomplished. Each member should ask himself, or herself, the question, Am 1 making any effort whatever to build up the Lodge and
Order that honored me with membership therein, by regular attend- 1994
ance at the meetings of my Lodge? Am I giving a loyal support to
our laws by avoiding strife and discord? Have I tried to interest a
good man or woman to become a member of our Order within the last
six months or year? Am I a helper or an obstruction? If I am an
obstruction or a fault finder, I resolve at once to redeem myself, If
I have been active heretofore I will continue with repeated energy.
I will respectfully recommend that you urge upon each member
under your immediate jurisdiction to make a personal effort to bring
into the Order at least one good member during your term of office.
I would further recommend that the subordinate bodies be reminded of the importance of their appearing on public occasions in the most
respectable and acceptable manner. It is also recommended that the
dependents, the legacies of our dead, the indigent Brothers of our
Order should not be forgotten when the holiday season arrives. Make
the aged, as they go with tottering steps toward the setting sun, feel
that they have a refuge in our Order. The widow who wears the
drapery of sorrow for her loved and lost, should have her countenance
cheered up with the old smile of hope; the little ones, the helpless
orphans, who are tossed upon the breakers of life without a parent as
a rudder to guide them, should be made to feel they have, after all, a
great Fraternal Parent whose mighty arm and open purse go out to
them in the majesty of love.
With kindest fraternal regards for yourself, and best wishes for
the success of the Order, I have the honor to remain.
Yours fraternally.
A. C. CABLE,
Grand Sire.
I. O. O. F.
OFFICE OF GRAND MASTER,
Vancouver, B.C., 22nd March, 1901.
1819-1901.
Anniversary Proclamation.
To the Officers and Members of the Subordinate Lodges, Grand Lodge of 1995
Ham E. Johnstone, Grand Master, by virtue of the authority in me
vested, do hereby enjoin upon you to take appropriate action for the
due commemoration of the 26th day of April, 1901, it being the Eighty-
Second Anniversary of our Order, by suitable exercises in the observance of the day, and by thanksgiving to Almighty God for His manifold mercies to us as individuals and as an Order.
And inasmuch as some Lodges may wish to appear in public in
regalia on this occasion, a Dispensation is hereby granted them for so
doing.
Yours fraternally,
Attest:
FRED. DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
W. E. JOHNSTONE,
Grand Master,
I. O. O. F.
OFFICE OF GRAND MASTER.
Vancouver, B. C, 27th April, 1901.
To   the Lodges Subordinate to   the   Grand Lodge   of   British Columbia,
/. 0. 0. F:
Greeting:—In accordance with thef Proclamation of the Grand
Sire, I, W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. O. O. F.,, do hereby request all Lodges subordinate
to this Grand Lodge, who have suffered loss of membership by death,
to assemble on the second Tuesday of June next (or on such other day
as may be more convenient) and engage in proper and suitable exercises in memory of their deceased members.
And inasmuch as some Lodges may desire to appear in public in
regalia on this occasion, a Dispensation is hereby granted them for
that purpose.
Yours fraternally,
Attest:
FRED. DAVEY,
Grand Secretary.
W. E. JOHNSTONE,
Grand Master. 1996
RECOMMENDATIONS.
ist. I would recommend that the word without in the fifth line
in our form of Application for Membership be struck out and that the
word before be inserted, also strike out the words "in any event or for
any purpose" in the last line, making the clause read: "I will seek my
remedy for all rights on account of said membership or connection
therewith in the tribunals of the Order only, before resorting for their
enforcement to the civil courts." I am informed that the form now in
use is illegal and therefore of no effect.
2nd. Sec. 2, Art. Ill of Constitution of Subordinate Lodges is
not in accord with the general law as defined in Sections 659 and 660
of White's Digest, and I recommend that said section be amended.
3rd. I think the time has arrived when this Grand Jurisdiction
should be divided into districts and each D. D. G. M. given a certain
territory and it be made a part of his duty to look after the interests of
the order in that district. As it is now he is simply put in charge of
one or more Lodges in the town or city in which he resides. In many
cases two or more towns might be included in one district. This will
make the office of D. D. G. M. of more importance, will add dignity
to the office and the brother will feel called upon to take an active
interest in and to work for the advancement of the Order. Care
should also be taken to appoint as D. D. G. M.'s brothers who are
well qualified to fill the office, who have the time and energy, and who
are willing to labor for the Order.
I also recommend that a form of quarterly report be prepared
by this Grand Lodge and furnisned to all D. D. G. M.'s showing all
dispensations, decisions, etc., also the condition of the Lodges in the district, the prospect of instituting new lodges and any recommendations
as to carrying on the business of the Order which they wish to make,
and that each D. D. G. M. be required to report quarterly to the Grand
Master. In this way your Grand Master will be able to administer
the affairs of the Grand Lodge with a greater degree of satisfaction
to himself and much more profit to the Order. The grouping of
several Lodges under one D. D. G. M. will, I believe, to a considerable extent, obviate the difficulty now experienced by the Grand Secretary in getting in the reports of the Lodges.
4th. The time is not far distant when, if we are to carry on the
work of our Order it will be absolutely necessary that we have a
Home for the Aged Odd Fellows and orphan children who may be
under our care. In order to accomplish this some more determined
effort must be put forth and a more systematic plan of raising funds 1997
devised. I would suggest that a strong committee be appointed by this
Grand Lodge and the matter placed in their hands, also that committees be appointel in each district, composed of representatives of each
Subordinate and Rebekah Lodge and that they be authorized to solicit subscriptions from the members of the Order.
There is no brother in this Jurisdiction who would not gladly give
at least one dollar per year toward this fund if the matter were properly brought before him; entertainments might be held and the proceeds given to the Home Fund.
If the importance of having an Odd Fellows' Home is recognized
by the members generally and a little push and energy shown in looking after it, I believe in five years from now we could have a Home
that would be a credit to our Order and a haven of rest to our brothers
who are worn out in the struggles of life. It will enable us to fulfil
our obligation to care for the orphan and will show to the world that
when we profess to care for and protect those who are unfortunate it
is no idle boast.
I sincerely hope that the Odd Fellows of this Jurisdiction will
make the building of a Home a matter of personal interest, that each
brother and sister in the Order will put forth every effort possible, and
if this be done I have no fear of the result.
5th. in visiting the various Lodges I found that a number of
them did not have the unwritten work correct, and in my opinion some
means should be taken to give the representatives attending the Sessions of the Grand Lodge a more thorough knowledge of the work
that they may be able to go back to their Lodges and instruct the
officers.
I submit for your consideration the reports I have received from
the D. D. G. M.'s   Several have failed to send their report.
I am pleased to say that these reports show the Order to be prospering during the present term. The decisions given by my deputies
I will refer to you without comment.
In conclusion. Brothers, I am deeply mindful of the many courtesies extended to me during my term of office and thankful for the
uniform kindness shown towards me, both by the members of this
Grand Lodge and by the brothers throughout the Jurisdiction. I feel
that the pleasant memories of the last year will be with me throughout
the balance of my life. In returning to you the trust you placed in my
hands, I do so feeling that I have at least endeavored to do my duty* 998
and where I have failed I can assure you that the fault has been of the
head and not of the heart. I trust that my successor in office may have
as pleasant a term, and that our noble Order may continue to prosper
and be able to still more effectually carry on the great work it is designed to do.
Yours fraternally
W. E. JOHNSTONE,
Grand Master,
SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT OF GRAND  MASTER
Vancouver, B. £., June nth, 1901.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Since my report has been in the hands of the printer, the follow-
matters have come before me:—
On May 25th, I granted a dispensation for the institution of a
Lodge at Phoenix, to be known as Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46, and appointed Bro. W. M. Law, D. D. G. M., of Greenwood, as special
Deputy to institute said Lodge. I have not yet had a report of the institution.
Enquiry has also been made regarding the organization of a Rebekah Lodge at Greenwood.
On June 7th I granted a dispensation to Enterprise Lodge, No. 43,
to elect a third degree member to the office of Noble Grand, all qualified members having declined to accept the office; also, to the same
Lodge permission to hold an excursion on June 17th, 1901.
On May 30th, accompanied by the Deputy Grand Master, I paid
an official visit to Western Star Lodge, No. 10, Vancouver. 1999
A few days ago I received a letter from the Board of Trustees of
the National Odd Fellows' Sanitarium of Florida, requesting permission to solicit aid from the Lodges in this Jurisdiction. As my term
of office is so near its close I do not care to deal with the matter, and
now place the correspondence in your hands.
I also submit reports of the D. D. G.M.'s of District Nos. 5, 18 and
26, which were received too late to be included in printed report.
Fraternally submitted,
W. E. JOHNSTONE,
Grand Master.
REPORTS OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS.
Victoria, B.C., 29th May, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. P.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I have the honor to submit a report of my
•official acts as D. D. G. M. for District No. 1 during the past year.
During that period the Lodges in this city have just about held their
own in the matter of membership, and all seem fairly prosperous. The
only thing worthy of mention at this time is the proposed amalgamation of Victoria and Peerless Lodges—the oldest and youngest in the
city. The details of the union have all been arranged, and the matter
will come before the next Grand Lodge for ratification. This union
is one which meets with the unanimous approval of members of the
Order, and Victoria Lodge, rejuvenated by the infusion of new blood,
will take a new lease of life and start on its way with the best wishes
of all for its future welfare. The united Lodges will have a membership of over 200.
With the assistance of Grand Officers and various P. G.'s, I installed officers of city Lodges as follows:—
July, 4th, 1900—Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
July 5th, 1900—Dominion Lodge, No. 4. 2000
July 9th, 1900—Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
July 13th, 1900—Peerless Lodge, No. 33.
January 2nd, 1901—Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
January 3rd, 1901—Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
January 4th, 1901—Peerless Lodge, No. 33.
January 7th, 1901—Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
I have been called upon to render the following decisions during"
my term of office:
Under date of June 20th,    the Secretary of Columbia Lodge asked
for a decision on the question:   "When do the amendments to the bylaws become law in a Subordinate Lodge?"
This question I decided as follows:—
I have been asked to give a decision upon the question as to
"When the amendments to the by-laws become law in a Subordinate
Lodge?"
Sec. 5, article XXIV of Columbia Lodge's by-laws says: "These
by-laws and rules of order shall take effect from the time of their
approval by the Committee on Laws of Subordinates, subject to the
approval of the Grand Lodge."
But our Ritual says that Odd Fellowship "conforms to law, religion
and sound morality," and, therefore, the above would seem to be not
quite in harmony with the law of the land.
Sec. 11 of the "Benevolent Societies Act," reads as follows: "Two
copies of the by-laws, rules and regulations so made from time to time,
or any amendments thereto, shall be filed in the office of the Registrar."
My decision, therefore, is: "That all by-laws and amendments
thereto are subject to the incorporating Act; and therefore, no amendment to Columbia Lodge's by-laws is binding on the members until
the same has been registered; and I would like to add—what may or
may not be law, but is certainly sound common sense—and not until
each member has been served with a copy of the same."
Again ,on July 3rd, in reply to a question from Columbia Lodge,
I wrote as follows:—
The following question has been submitted for my official opinion,
viz.: "Whether, in discussing our by-laws, it is in order, or out of order 2001
to read extracts or make quotations from the Act under which we are
incorporated?" %>
In reply I would say, that I know of no rule that would prevent a
member from making quotations from our incorporating Act.
Dominion Lodge, No. 4, submitted the following through its.
Secretary:—
"I have been instructed to ask you for an opinion on the following
question. Bro. H. O'lNeai applied for and obtained a withdrawal card
from Acme Lodge, No. 14, on 19th July, 1897. After that date Acme
Lodge and Dominion Lodge became one. Bro. O'Neal has lost the
card and now applies to Dominion Lodge for a renewal. Can this.
Lodge legally issue a renewal and what form must it take? Shall he
be considered as a member of Dominion Lodge, or is this Lodge
authorized to use the name of Acme Lodge?"
To this I replied as follows:
In reply to yours of the 23rd inst., asking for my opinion as to-
whether Dominion Lodge has the power to grant a renewal of a withdrawal card issued by Acme Lodge to Bro. H. O'Neal, the same having been lost, and, if so, what form it must take. I beg leave to tender
the following as my decision:
The law as laid down in section 198 of the Digest is yery clear as.
to the right of any brother to obtain a renewal of his withdrawal card,
when the same may. have been lost or destroyed, and also as to the
power of a Lodge to grant the same, and the form it shall take..
The section reads as follows:—
"198.    Where a card of withdrawal may have been lost  or destroyed,  the  Lodge which issued the  same may grant a certificate
under seal, setting forth the facts of such original issue, and the certificate so granted may be used in lieu of a card, as evidence of previous .eood standing."
The only question, therefore, is as to the right of Dominion Lodge
to grant a certificate to Bro. O'Neal, and I hold that you have the
power. Acme Lodge was merged with and became part of Dominion
Lodge. While it ceased to exist as a Lodge, its funds and membership were transferred to Dominion Lodge, and in that Lodge it still
lives. You are the custodians of the books and records of Acme
Lodge, and can alone verify the statement of the brother as to his
having been possessed of* a withdrawal card—which you evidently have
already done, the date of his withdrawal being given in your communication. Dominion Lodge, therefore, stands in the place of Acme Lodge,
and it is only a question of name. This is easily got over by granting
the brother a certificate, giving the date of his withdrawal from Acme
Lodge, the date of the union of Dominion and Acme Lodges, and
such other details as may be deemed necessary, under seal of the
Lodge, and signed by the Noble Grand and Secretary.
The following was also sent to Dominion Lodge, and explains
itself:—
In reply to your question "as to whether it is necessary to apply
to the Grand Master for a dispensation to wear badges in public on
occasions similar to that on which the fraternal societies paraded at
the memorial services a couple of weeks ago?"   I be
g to submit the
Before any Lodge or Lodges can take part in any parade or other
public function, in the name of the Order (except attending funerals,
which is part of our duty), a dispensation from the Grand Master must
be applied for; and the permission given carries .with it, as a matter of
course, the right to wear badges or street regalia.
You will observe, Grand Master, that I have had a good deal more
work to perform than usually falls to the lot of a District Deputy, and
I trust my decisions are such as will meet with your approval.
In conclusion, I would say that I have at all times been treated
with the greatest kindness and consideration by the members of the
various  Lodges,  and  I  thank you  for  having appointed  me  your
Yours in F., L. & T.,
JAMES POTTINGER,
D. D. G. M., District No. i.
New Westminster, B.C., May 16th, 1901 2003
have not made large gains either numerically or financially, still they
are in a good healthy condition and are fully aliv»e to the necessity of
placing them on a sound financial basis, as evidenced by the reduction
of the sick: benefits.
I am pleased to say that my official acts were confined almost
entirely to the pleasant task of installing the officers of the respective
Lodges on the following dates:
July 6th, 1900—Installed the officers of Royal City Lodge, No. 3.
July 9th, 1900—Installed the officers of Amity Lodge, No. 27.
January  nth,   1901—Installed the officers  of Royal  City  Lodge,
No- I i -Itll
On January 14th, 1901, Amity Lodge had the pleasure of a visit
from you and the officers had the honor of being installed by you in
person.
March 25th, iqoi—The Treasurer of Amity Lodge having resigned I installed his successor on the above date.
I only had one question submitted to me for my opinion as follows :—
H am instructed by Amity Lodge to refer the following question
to you for the benefit of the Lodge: 'What constitutes being reported
to the Lodge ?' This has reference to a sick brother, and we wish to
know whether reporting his case to a member of the Visiting Committee is sufficient or must he be reported in the Lodge during a regular session .J
(Signed)       "W. C. COATHAM,
"Recording Secretary."
To  which   I  replied:—
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 24th ult., which
only came to hand on the 29th, asking me: "What constitutes being
reported to the Lodge?"
In reply I beg to say that, in my opinion, a brother is properly
reported when a letter is mailed advising the Lodge of his sickness
or when the attention of the Lodge is called to it while in session.
I am, fraternally yours,
(Signed)       D. McPHERSON
D. D. G. M. 2004
Before closing, I wish to express my sincere thanks to those
Brothers who so kindly assisted me at the various installations; especially do I thank the present Grand Marshal, Brother Robert May, for
Tiis advice and assistance, which were always at my service.
In conclusion I beg to thank you most sincerely for the confidence you reposed in me in appointing me as your District Deputy.
Respectfully and fraternally submitted by,
Yours in F., L. & T.,
D. McPHERSON,
D. D. G. M., District No. 2.
Nanaimo, B.C., May nth, 1901.
«?/. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and  Brother:—I  have much pleasure in submitting to
you my report as D. D. G. M. for District No. 3 for the past yearl
I installed the officers of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5; Centennial
Lodge, No. 20, and Cedar Lodge, No. 35, at the commencement of
"<?ach term, with the assistance of several Past Grands.
On October 6th I deputised Bro. Hiram N. McDonald to install
Bro. William Taylor as Vice-Grand of Cedar Lodge, No. 35, in place
of Bro. William Fielding, resigned.
In October 17th I granted a dispensation to Black Diamond
Lodge, No. 5, to confer the third degree on Bro. Lewis Feitsch in less
time than allowed by law.
On April 17th, 1901, I installed Bro. Alex. Forrester as Vice-Grand
of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5, in place of Bro. Lewis Robinson,
who had moved away from this place, also Bro. John Stewart as Outside Guard in place of Bro. Alex. Forrester.
On April 29th, 1901, I installed Bro. William Thorpe as Treasurer
of Centennial Lodge, No. 20, in place of Bro. William Crossan, resigned, and Bro. James Hanlen as Warden in place of Bro. William
Thorpe. 20Q5
During my term as D. D. G. M. I have been called to decide upon
one question, namely: Is any Brother of the Order entitled to receive
the Annual Travelling Password from any Lodge outside his own, on
presenting an Official Certificate for dues whether in his own Juris-
tion or not?    I answered the question as follows:—
A Brother is entitled to receive the Annual Travelling Password
on presenting an Official Certificate for dues whether in his own Jurisdiction or not.
I am pleased to state that the members of the several Lodges in
this District have shown an increased interest in the work of our Order
during the past year, and quite; a large number of n*ew members have
been enrolled by the several Lodges.
The members are looking forward with a great deal of interest to
the coming meeting of the Grand Lodge in our City, trusting that the
Session will be both pleasant and profitable, and extending a hearty
welcome to you and all visiting brethren.
I am Dear Sir and Brother,
Yours fraternally,
GEO. A. THOMPSON,
D. D. G. M., District No. 3.
Wellington, B.C., May 6th, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—In presenting my annual report as District Deputy I regret to have to state that our District has not made
any progress during the past year.
The causes for this have been various, chiefly amongst them being
the closing down of the Wellington mines.
We have now, hotvever. got the Lodges in District No*. 4
removed to Ladysmith, a rising seaport town about 16 miles distant from here, and we have every confidence that we will soon have a
substantial increase in our membership. I have performed the duties assigned to me as Deputy to the best
of my ability and have been ably assisted by the Past Grands and members of the Lodges in my district.
I have also to thank our Grand Secretary for the kindness and
courtesy he has ever shown me during my term of office.
Yours Fraternally,
JAMES GLEN,
D. D. G. M., District No. 4.
Chilliwack, B.C., June ist, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I have the honor to submit for your approval the following report of my official acts as your Deputy for District No. 5 for the past year.
On August 14th, 1900, I installed the officers of Excelsior Lodge,
No. 7, I. O. O. F. I might say this installation was a little late, owing
to the absence of Noble Grand elect.
On January 22nd, I fulfilled a similar duty for the above named
Lodge, ably assisted by Past Grands of said Lodge, on both dates.
We as a Lodge, would have liked to have had a visit from you during your term of office, but no doubt you were busy elsewhere. 2007
Vancouver, B.C., May 14th, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—In compliance with the Constitution, I
beg to submit a brief report of my term as your District Deputy for
District No. 6.
On July 12th I installed the officers of Western Star Lodge, No.
10. Your Dep. G. M., Brother Hogg, kindly officiated at the installation of Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 19, in July, and you officiated at the
installation of No. 8 and No. 26.
On January 7th, I installed No. 26.
January nth, installed No. 8, and you kindly installed No. 10 and
No. 19.
As you are a resident of our District, my duties have been light.
There has been the best of harmony throughout the District and our
Order has been making good progress in Vancouver this year. Western Star Lodge, No. 10 deserves special mention, it now having the
honor of being the banner Lodge of British Columbia.
I thank you for the honor conferred on me by the appointment
of D. D. for District No. 6, and trust that you will have a successful
meeting of the Grand Lodge at Nanaimo, in June.
Yours fraternally,
G. L. CENTER,
D. D. G. M., District No. 6.
Kamloops, B.C., May 13th, 1901
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I beg to submit the following report for
my term as your Deputy for District No. 7.
The officers of Tatnai Lodge were duly installed during the term.
During my term I have granted dispensations three different times
to confer more degrees than Constitution allows, but in each case I
thought circumstances warranted it. 2008
On October 8th, 1900, Tatnai Lodge, No. 9, was honored by a
visit from yourself, accompanied by Bro. A. H. Blackeby, P.G., rep-
representative organizer Canada Relief Association.
It affords me much pleasure to have to report that the past term
has been :i very prosperous one with this Lodge, and I beg to report
the initiation of several new members, and increased interest is taken
in our meetings.
Within the last few months we have purchased considerable new
paraphernalia, etc.
There have been no points of law of any importance to decide,
showing a feeling of good fellowship within the Lodge.
Trusting to meet you at Grand Lodge next month, I remain,
Yours in F., L & T.,
W. J. KERR,
D. D. G. M., District No. 7.
Union, B.C., May 8th, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—As your D. D. for District No. 8 I beg
leave to submit the following report:
On Tulv 20th, 1900, installed the officers of Union Lodge, No. 11.
On January 11th installed the officers of the same Lodge, assisted
by Past Grands McKnight, McDonald, Anley and Whyte.
Union Lodge, No. 11, is in a fairly prosperous condition at the
present time, and I hope it will continue so,
I  remain,  yours  fraternally.
ROBERT CESSFORD,
D. D. G. M., District No. 8. 2009
Revelstoke, B.C., May 13th, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—In reply to yours of the 20th ult., I may
say that in July last I installed the officers of Revelstoke Lodge, No.
25, and Selkirk Lodge, No. 12. I also installed the officers of No. 25
in January last. Selkirk Lodge, No. 12, installed their own, as I was
not able to be present. No question has come up in my District during the year that has required my decision.
Fraternally yours.
J. A. STONE,
D. D. G. M., District No. 9.
Cloverdale, B.C., May 25th, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I have much pleasure in submitting the
report of my official acts as your Deputy for District No. 10, during
the past year.
I installed the officers of Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15, at the commencement of each term with the assistance of several Past Grands on
regular nights of meetings.
I have not been called to decide any questions and I am pleased
to state that harmony has existed in our Lodge during my term of
office.
Fraternally submitted,
ROBT. B. COLLISHAW,
D. D. G. M., District No. 10.
Nelson, B.C., May 9th, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0/ 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—It is with much pleasure and great satis
faction that I submit my report as D. D. G. M. of District No. 11, 2010
Kootenay Lodge, No. 16, has made wonderful progress since its
last report for the year 1898-99. It is pleasing to note that while the
membership has been increasing by leaps and bounds there has been
no deaths and the benefits paid have been almost nil. This is no doubt
due to the salubrit}' of our climate and to the careful efficiency of our
Medical Examiner, Dr. E. C. Arthur.
In the last report of this District reference was made to an I. O.
O. F. Block then in course of construction. Since that time the said
block has been completed at a cost of $20,000. In it will be found the
best Lodge Rooms in the Province excepting, possibly, those at Victoria.
Our membership for the year ending June 30th, 1898 was 54. For
the year ending June 30th, 1899, was 61, or an increase over the preceding year of 13 per cent. For the year ending June 30th, 1900, was
79, or an increase over the preceding year of 29 per cent. For the
year ending June 30th, 1901, was 125, or an increase over the preceding
year of 58 per cent.; or for the three years of over 132 per cent. From
these figures you will see at a glance the progress the Lodge has made.
I installed the officers at the beginning of each term, assisted by
the Past Grands.
The Eighty-Second Anniversary of the Order was observed by a
social evening on the Lodge night and by special service in the Congregational Church on the Sunday following. An eloquent sermon
was delivered by Rev. Bro. Munroe on the cardinal principles of the
Order. Our street parade was the largest of its kind in Nelson, one
hundred Odd Fellows being in the ranks.
But one matter of any importance was referred to me, and this
was in connection with a brother using poker chips engraved with the
emblems of the Order. Acting under instructions from you the brother
was notified not to use the chips in question and was informed of the
law on this subject.   The chips were destroyed.
Kootenay Lodge has made a record this term in the matter of
Secretaries, having elected two Financial and four Recording Secretaries. 20II
In conclusion I thank you for your kindness and consideration and
for the honor conferred. I now transmit to my successor the legacy
of past, health, wealth and prosperity in Kootenay Lodge.
Trusting to meet you soon at the Grand Lodge Assembly, I am,
Yours fraternally,
AUSTIN H. CLEMENTS,
D. D. G. M., District No. n.
Vernon, B.C., May 15th, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I installed the officers of Vernon Valley
Lodge, No. 18 on July 4th, 1900, and January 23rd, 1901.
On November 7th, 1900, I granted a dispensation to confer the
second and third degrees on Bro. J. Cameron at one meeting.
On December nth, 1900, I granted a dispensation to confer the
second and third degrees on Bro. W. J. Johnstone at one meeting.
In September, 1900, Vernon Valley Lodge, No. 18, started to build
a public hall with Lodge Rooms above, and I am glad to report that
it was completed and occupied in February, 1901. and is a credit to the
Order, and if the Lodge has no very bad set back by sickness amongst
its members will be able to clear off their building in three or four
years.
The building and furnishings are worth $5,00 at the lowest valuation, and we have got 100 cents' worth for every dollar spent. We owe
$3,o0o, but the public hall is paying better than our expectations.
The Lodge is in a good healthy condition, but they have been
handicapped by the Knights of Pythias taking in members at $10 for
full membership and the Independent Order of Foresters took in all
the members they could get (last December before the closing of 1900)
free, but still the standard of the Order is above any other Order here,
and although we could get 15 or 20 members at $10 I don't think it
would do the Order any good. i
Hoping this report will be satisfactory, I remain,
Yours in F., L. & T.,
S. C. SMITH,
D. D. G. M., District No. 13. 2012
Ladner, B.C., May nth, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I beg to submit the following report for
my term as your Deputy for District No. 14.
On July 9th, 1900, with the assistance of a number of Past Grands
I installed the otficers of Delta Lodge, No. 21.
And again, on February 9th, 1901, I performed a similar duty for
the same Lodge.
No questions of importance were submitted to me for decision.
Thanking you for the appointment as your Deputy,
Yours Fraternally,
THOS. HUME,
D. D. G. M., District No. 14.
North Bend, B.C., May 17, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I have much pleasure in submitting to you
the following report of my official acts as your Deputy for District
No. 15.
I installed the officers of Gold Range Lodge, No. 22, in July, 1900,
and January, 1901,. As Bro. John Fill had resigned his office as V.-G.,
on*account of leaving North Bend, Bro. C. E. King was elected to fill
the chair, whom I installed on April 27, 1901.
I am sorry to state that we were called upon to bury two of
•'our members during this term.    Otherwise the Lodge is in a satisfactory condition.
Yours fraternally,
P.  WADE,
D. D. G. M., District No. 15. 2013
Agassiz, B.C., June 5th, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, /. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I have much pleasure in submitting to
you my acts as your Deputy for District No. 18.
On July 14, I installed the officers of Cheam Lodge No. 28, for
the ensuing term in regular form.
On  October 20th,  I  granted a dispensation to confer the three
degrees on a brother who was leaving before the next night of meeting.
■
On January 5th, 1901, I installed the officers of Cheam Lodge, No.
28, for the present term in regular form.
There have been no questions for me to decide.
Thanking you for the honor conferred on me by appointing me
your District Deputy.
I remain, yours in F., L. & T.,
H. L. CALVERT,
D. D. G. M., District No. 18.
Golden, B.C., May 13th, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C.f /. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir:—As your D. D. my duties have been very light, as no
questions have come up in the last year that we have not been able to
settle ourselves. Officers of Rocky Mountain Lodge, No. 34, were
regularly installed by me at the proper time.
While I cannot report much of an increase in membership, although a few have been added, yet I must say that our Lodge is progressing very well financially and the members that attend regularly
are banded together stronger than ever. The work is being rendered
in much better shape, and I hope before another year passes that we
will know all the work perfectly. 2014
We would have liked to have had the pleasure of a visit from you,
as it encourages the members very much to receive visits from the
Grand Master.   I expect to be with you again in June at Nanaimo.
Yours in F., L. & T.,
CHAS. A. WARREN,
D. D. G. M., District No. 19.
Rossland, B.C., May 13th, 1901.
IV. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I have the honor of submitting a brief
report as your Deputy in this District on the condition of the Order
under my immediate supervision.
A year ago Rossland Lodge was reported in a very flourishing
condition, with a small indebtedness and peace and harmony prevailing, and such were the facts and continued so to the end of the year.
I may say, however, that so far this year the financial affairs of the
Lodge, have not been managed, with that care and caution which is
necessary to insure a lasting and permanent foundation, but in an
extravagant manner, as will be indicated in the next Semi-Annual
Report.
While the Lodge is free from debt and has a small cash balance
on hand, yet the report should indicate a much better condition, and
we sincerely hope soon to change for the better.
It may not always be wise to tell all the truth, yet, I believe it to
be right to be frank and tell some of the truth.
At the proper time in July and January I installed the officers into
their respective chairs.
On April 26th the Lodge celebrated the Anniversary of the Order,
by a musical and literary entertainment, followed by a dance and
refreshments, and on the following Sunday evening proceeded in a
body, (accompanied by the Rebekah Lodge and Encampment, to the
Baptist Church, where Rev. Bro. Stackhouse delivered an interesting discourse on Odd Fellowship to a very large congregation. 20I5
As there are no matters of vital interest to the membership at large
to note in this report, I will draw it to a close.
Yours in F., L. & T.,
FRANK E. FRENCH,
D. D. G. M., District No. 20.
Slocan, B.C., January 19th, 1901.
W. E. Johnshne, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I herewith forward my report of Slocan
Lodge, No. 40, the only one in my district. We have lost through
death one member, and on account of non-payment of dues six members. Five new members were initiated since the first of July last3
and can report the Lodge full of earnest and good working members.
The Lodge owns its hall, which is nearly all paid for. I installed
the officers for the term commencing January ist, 1901, and the Lodge
has every prospect to "grow steadily.
I remain, yours fraternally
PAUL HAUCK,
D. D. G. M., District No. 24.
Trout Lake, B.C., May 6th, 1901
TV. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—It is now almost a year since I had the
honor of being appointed District Deputy Grand Master for District
No. 25. Up to the present, owing to the sparsity of the population
there has been no new Lodges instituted, Trout Lake di awing from the
entire District. However, this is likely to be changed during the coming summer for various reasons. Ic will, therefore, be entirely with
the progress of Trout Lake Lodge, No. 41, that I will have to deal. I
note with sincere pleasure that this Lodge is growing steadily not only
in numbers but financially as well.      It has had but two calls on it 20l6
from sick brothers and has not yet had the misfortune of losing any of
its members by the hand of death.
In the floor work of the Lodge, the brethern are fairly proficient
and the degrees are conferred in a manner which shows an appreciation
of the beautiful words and teachings of our ritual. Of course, a great
improvement will be noted along this line as the Lodge grows and
more brothers resident in the town and its immediate vicinity, become
available for the organization of a degree team. As things are now,
the great majority of the membership are employed, some at the mines
and others at different callings in outlying towns, leaving but about
one-third within reach of the hall at all times, but notwithstanding this
disadvantage the attendance has been wonderfully good, which speaks
well for the interest displayed in the work of our noble Order. Of
visiting brethren Trout Lake Lodge, No, 41, has had a fair share and
has .received on more than one occasion timely aid from them when
degree-work was on and the attendance, from one cause or another,,
of the regular members was small.
The Lodge now has a membership of 31 and has in the treasury
$835.85, available for benefits. A couple of lots in Trout Lake were
purchased recently and it is the intention of the brothers to have the
Lodge incorporated in order to simplify the holding of the property.
Knowing nothing further of interest in my district at this time I
will close my report with respectful greetings.
Yours respectfully,
J. R. HAUER,
D. D. G. M., District No. 25.
Cranbrook, B.C., June ist, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—In compliance with the constitution I beg
to submit a brief report of the condition of Key City Lodge, No. 42,
under my charge as your Deputy, j
The growth of the Lodge has been of a most prosperous nature
and must be a surprise to the members of the Grand Lodge. 2017
Since the last Grand Lodge meeting this Lodge has furnished a
fine hall, has paid for everything and is in a most favorable financial
condition.
The average attendance is very good and the meetings most harmonious and gratifying to the officers in charge.
I will draw this short report to a close by thanking you for the
honor conferred upon me in being appointed as your representative
and bespeak for my successor the same kind and courteous treatment
that has been awarded me.
Yours Fraternally,
R. E. BEATTIE,
D. D. G. M., District No. 26.
'rail, B.C., May, 14, 1901
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—I beg to submit a brief report of the
condition of this Lodge under my charge as your D. D. G. M., for
District No. 27, for the past year.
I am glad to be able to report that this Lodge is prospering and
that the brothers are taking great interest in the work and working
harmoniously.
At the commencement of each term since my appointment assisted
by Past Grands of my own Lodge f installed into their respective
chairs the officers of Enterprise Lodge, No. 43,
I have granted one dispensation to the members of Enterprise
Lodge, No. 43 to confer the initiation and first and second degrees on
fthe Rev. Mr. West, he was to preach our annual sermon on the following Sabbath. All important questions have been decided by a two-
third vote of the Lodge.
This Lodge turned out in a body and marched to the Baptist
Church on the evening of the 28th ultimo, and listened to a sermon
on the lessons of the order, by the Rev. Bro. West, old timers claim
that the sermon was the deepest and most heartfelt sermon that was
ever delivered in the town of Trail, 2018
This was the largest society turn-out that has been seen in this
town, thus testifying to the popularity of the I. O. O. F. here. In
conclusion I will draw this short report to a close in the hope of
meeting you in the near future, thanking you for the honor you have
hestowed upon me and hoping that my successor in office will receive
the same courteous treatment, as it has been my pleasure to receive,
I remain yours Fraternally,
PETER RYAN,
D. D, G. M., District No. 27.
Moyie, B.C., May 14th., 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, L 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—In compliance to orders from your
Grand Secretary I beg to submit a brief report of the condition of our
beloved order in my district.
The officers elect of Wildey Lodge, No. 44, I. O. O. F., were
installed in form by Bro. R. A. Smith, in January, at a regular meeting held on the 21st.
The growth of our Lodge has been slow but sure and the member
.ship now numbers 37.
I regret to report the destruction of the minutes of this Lodge by
fire from the institution in May last, to the ist of January, 1901, inclusive. I sent the Grand Master fuller particulars regarding the
.matter. This Lodge turned out in regalia and listened to a sermon
on Friendship, Truth and Love, preached in the I. O. O. F. Hall on
the evening of Sunday, April 28th, by the Rev. E. G. Greig. There
were 35 members in attendance and the service was much appreciated
by all.
In a few cases I have been called on by my Lodge to interpret the
law, and as my decisions have all been received with consideration and
respect, I will not enumerate them in detail, but keep in communication with the Grand Master as occasion may require. I will draw
this report to a close after extending a cordial invitation to the Grand
Master and other Grand Officers to visit Moyie during the ensuing
term and by thanking you for the honor of representing you in this
•district and bespeak for my successor the same kind and courteous
treatment it has been my pleasure to receive.
Believe me, yours in F., L. & T.,
EDWARD S. POLLARD, P.G.,
D. D. G. M., District No. 28. 2019
Victoria, B.C., May 13, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—In compliance with the constitution and
time honored custom, I beg to submit to you, my report as D. D. G.
M,. for Rebekah District No. 1, I. O. O. F.
At the commencement of each term since my appointment, with
assistance of Past Grands, of my Lodge, I installed into their respective chairs the officers of Colfax Rebekah Lodge, No. 1.
I have not been called on to decide any question of law, which
goes to show the harmony that prevails. We have admitted several
new members during the past year, and the Lodge is in a very good
financial condition.    Thanking you for appointing me as your deputy-
I remain yours Fraternally,
M. A. PHILLIPS,
D. D. G. M., District No. 1
Vancouver, B.C., May 13th, 1901
IV. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.
Dear Sir and Brother:—I have not a very encouraging report to-
make to you. Mizpah Rebekah Lodge is not doing as well as might
be expected. I am afraid it will never be a great success until we can
give a benefit. The Rebekah Lodge is the only woman's Lodge that
is not a benefit society.
I installed the officers assisted by Sister Flett, as Grand Marshal,,
and other Past Grands, the 15th of August of last year. I could not
install them in July as most of the officers were away. This year I
installed the officers the 16th of January. We have initiated ten new
members since last July. . Hoping we will have more interest taken
in the Rebekah Lodge in future,
I remain yours in F. L. and T.,
SISTER WALSH,
D. D. G. M., Rebekah District No. 2. 2020
Nanaimo, B.C., May 13th, 1901.
IV. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F.:
Dear Sir and Brother:—As your District Deputy of District No. 3
1 beg to submit the following report:
I regularly installed the officers of Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 3
for the term commencing July ist, 1900, on July 14th.
For the term commencing January ist, 1901, on January 15th.
It gives me great pleasure to state that Miriam Lodge has made
.good progress during this year both financially and in numbers.
Thanking you for the appointment of Deputy,
I remain fraternally yours,
MRS. MAGGIE ANDERSON,
D. D. G. M., District No. 3.
.Ladysmith, B.C., May 23rd, 1901.
W, E. Johnstone, G1 and Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F. :
Dear Sir and Brother:—I beg to submit the following report:—
During my term of office I installed the officers of Laurel Rebekah
Lodge twice in July last, and in January of the present year. Laurel
Rebekah Lodge has been working under great difficulties for the past
3'ear in Wellington, but since its removal to Ladysmith its prospects
are very favorable.    In a short time we hope to have a good Lodge.
Yours in F. L. and T.,
MISS MARY O'DELL,
D. D. G. M., District No 5.
Rossland, B.C., May 12th, 1901.
W. E. Johnstone, Grand Master, G. L. of B. C, I. 0. 0. F. :
Dear Sir and Brother:—I have the honor to submit for your approval the following report of my official acts as your Deputy for
Rebekah District No. 7, comprising Lodge No. 13. 2021
On July nth, 1900 with the assistance of Past Grand Sister Etough
and others I installed the officers of Deborah Rebekah Lodge No. 13.
January 9th, 1901, I installed the officers of the same Lodge with
the assistance of P. N. G, Sister Etough and P. G., of the Subordinate
Lodge.
I am pleased to state that Deborah Lodge is increasing in membership very rapidly, and is also doing splendid work on the floor.
Thanking you for the appointment as your deputy, I would like to
recommend Sister Edith Etough as my successor in office.
Yours Fraternally,
NANA A. MARTIN,
D. D. G. M., District No. 7. 2022
GRAND SECRETARY'S REPORT.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
At the close of another year in the history of Odd Fellowship in
this Province, it becomes my duty to submit for your consideration
a report of the work of this office and of the condition of the Order
in this jurisdiction on the 31st December last.
The duties imposed by the last session have been duly carried out.
A circular letter embodying the views held in this jurisdiction on the
proposed amendment to the constitution of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge, reducing the age at which persons might be admitted to membership in the Order to eighteen years, was prepared and forwarded
to each representative to that Grand body, but I am sorry to state that
our efforts in this direction were ineffectual.
Three thousand copies of the leaflet "Odd Fellowship. What it
is," with statistics respecting the Order corrected up to date, were
printed and sent to all Lodges in the Jurisdiction for distribution
amongst our members. It is hoped that its circulation may prove
beneficial.
Letter heads   for   the use oJ   D. D. G. M.'s were   obtained   and
transmitted to these officers for official correspondence and in preparing their reports to the Grand Master.
Since our last meeting Gateway Lodge, No. 45, was organized at
Grand Forks, on 24th August last, and promises to be a most successful Lodge.
A dispensation to institute Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46, at Phoenix
has been issued and the Lodge will no doubt be instituted before this
meeting.
Correspondence  has taken   place   respecting the  starting of a
Lodge at   Clayoquot  on  the  West  Coast  of Vancouver Island, and ">(
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although there are difficulties in the way, I have no doubt they will
shortly be surmounted.
Enquiries have also been received from Greenwood as to the steps
necessary to be taken to institute a Rebekah Lodge there, and it is
most probable that the petition will shortly be received for that purpose.
Action has been taken by some of the members of the late Perseverance Lodge, No. 29, at Northfield, to resuscitate that Lodge,
but to change the* location to Extension Mines, and it is understood
that a petition will be presented to this Session asking for the restoration of the charter and effects of the old Lodge. The regalia and
paraphernalia of this Lodge were sold to Trout Lake Lodge, No. 40,
and the proceeds placed to the credit of the Aged Odd Fellows" Fund,
the available effects therefore consists only of the books, seal, etc. I
would, however, recommend in the event of the Lodge being resuscitated that a charter fee be not required and that the supplies usually
furnished new Lodges be donated to this Lodge*
I regret to be compelled to call your attention to the dilatoriness
of some Lodges in forwarding their reports to this office, thereby
causing much trouble and inconvenience. One of the Lodges neglected to send its Annual Report until 7th May, although repeatedly
written to on the subject, and in consequence its contents could not
be included in the Annual Report to the Sovereign Grand Lodge,
which is due on ist of April. As this practice is confined to a few
small Lodges it is inexcusable and it is recommended that a penalty
be inflicted on the Lodge not forwarding its report within a reasonable
time.
Since we last met one of cur oldest and most respected members,
Bro. A. Phillips, P.G.M., has died, after a long and painful illness.
Bro. Phillips was one of the oldest Odd Fellows on the Pacific Coast.
He was a charter member of Victoria Lodge, No. 1, and prior to that
was a member of one of the Lodges in San Francisco. He was a
most energetic and enthusiastic member, and it is recommended that
a Memorial Page be inserted in the printed proceedings of this Session containing his name and those of the other members of this Grand
Lodge who died in the year 1900.
The legal notice has been received to amend Sec. 3, Art. 2 of the
Constitution of the Grand Lodge, by reducing the number of representatives. The Lodges have been notified of this proposal, and it
will be submitted tor your consideration. 2024
STATISTICAL.
The following comparative statement exhibits the result of the
work of last year. Abstracts of the Semi-Annual and Annual Reports
of the Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges are attached to this report.
Increase.      Decrease.
No. Lodges, 31st December, 1900	
'' of Members Subordinate Lodges
" " tl initiated during year
"    "        "        admitted bv card....
"    "       •' do asA.O	
"    "       "        reinstated	
4 fc    * *       ''        withdrawn	
"    "       "        expelled	
"    "       "        deceased	
U    '■*       \l        ceased    membership
by non-payment of dues	
No. rejected	
' ■    degrees confered  ....
§    Past Grands  II
Revenue of Subordinate Lodges :—
From dues j$34,364 701
"     initiations and degrees       8,663 25
"     rents and invested funds....    10,844 53
"       other sources       3,534 98
Total revenue $57,407 46| $2,560 58
No, of brothers relieved	
•-■    " week Sick Benefits paid	
u    '*  Brothers buried	
tt    <« Widowed families relieved.
Amt. paid for the relief of Brothers.($19,219 361	
" u a      Widowed
families. 427 00
"       " " i(      Orphans   	
"       il   for burying the dead       1,428 15
k<     "   special relief         310 30 1       79155
Total amount paid for relief $21,384 81    $3,343 04
Total amount paid for current   expenses '$19,387 58  $4,188 38|	
Total amount of Assets 209,937 22
Average amount of benefits paid to|
each sick member	
Average amount expended for relief
per member	
Average   duration   of   sickness   per
member i6 d. 14^ h.l.
Average duration of  sickness per j    9 wks.    )
sick member    j   2d. 4h.   (
Average cost per member for current
expenses	
3	
..   $2,280 09
$354 50 	
         ill 65
         514 25
$6 03
$1 06 2025
STATISTICAL.—Continued.
Increase.
•
Decrease.
Average   cost   per  member for all
Lodge expenditures	
Average amount of assets per member 	
$   12 68
65 28
274,777 22
8
212
329
41
21
1
5
1
i
$1,095 30
192 85
641 84
1,859 66
$0 37
o OO
Total   amount   expended   for relief
in this jurisdiction since institution
of Grand Lodge in 1874	
REBEKAH LODGES.
No. of Lodges, 31st December, 1900..
u    "   Members—Brothers	
39
15
'    "         "            Sisters	
a    "         4'     admitted during year:
Brothers .          	
24
Sisters	
70
No.    of    Members    withdrawn    or
dropped :
No. of Members deceased:
Brothers	
Sisters..          	
Total receipts during the year	
"    payments during the year :
$ 82 85
$248 24
401 64
Total assets 31st December, 1900	
598 06 2026
FINANCIAL STATEMENT.
CASH  RECEIVED AND PAID TO   GRAND TREASURER
FROM WHOM RECEIVED.
Tax term Tax term
ended   ended
30th June 31st Dec.
1900. 1900.
V ictoria Lodge, No.
Oo lumbia  *'
Royal  City  H
Dominion  "
Black Diamond... "
Harmony  "
Excelsior  %
Vancouver  '\
Tatnai  g
Western Star  ''
Union  4'
Selkirk  "
Cloverdale  "
Kootenay  "
Duncan  "
Vernon Valley.... * *
Mount Pleasant... ' *
Centennial  "
Delta  "
Gold Range  "
Ashcroft  "
Island  "
Revelstoke  "
Pacific  fj
Amity  "
Cheam  "
Banner  "
Peerless  •''
Rocky Mountain. "
Cedar  "
Rossland  "
Cai'son	
Boundary Valley. |
Silver City  "
Slocan  "
Trout Lake   "
Key City  "
Enterprise  fc'
Wildey  "
Gateway  "
Beulah Rebekah.. "
Laurel  *-
Deborah  !LC
Forward	
46 80  $
66 15
44 10
63 90
74 25
67 50
67 50
53 55
Supplies.
7
20 25
20 70
8
54 90
54 90
9
29 25
31 05
10
90 45
92 70
11
26 55
27 00
12
36 45
29 70
15
14 40
13 50
16
35 55
45 45
17
21 15
22 95
18
14 85
16 65
19
18 151
19 80
20
45 90
45 45
21
17 10
13 45
22
18 45.
18 00
23
15 30
14 85
24
19 25
18 90
25
31 50
31 05
26
97 20
97 20
27
64 35
. 64 80
28
19 80
18 90
31
35 10
34 65
33
50 85
51 30
34
18 10
22 06
35
20 70
19 80
36
52 20
60 30
37
7 65
7 20
38
25 20
31 05
39
32 85
23 80
40
15 30
13 95
41
13 05
» 13 95
42
19 40
26 55
43
33 75
35 55
44
14 40
45
21 15
5
9
13
3 00
3 00
3 50
1 37
1 00
50
5 00
3 50
35 00
1 00
1 00
75
Charter
Fees,
etc
Total
2 50
1
4 00	
12 00	
3 50	
10 95	
3 00	
3 75	
2 00	
7 00	
8 00	
3 90	
2 50	
2 00	
1 00	
4 00 	
2 90	
32 65
30 00
1 00
50	
4 00
$ 93 90
130
05
150
15
142
55
137
72
109
00
41
45
114
80
63
80
218
15
54
55
67
15
23
65
94
25
47
35
32
75
42
95
93
35
33
95
36
45
32
65
38
15
66
55
206
40
136 40
42
20
80
70
105
15
43
90
42
50
119
50
14
85
64
25
65
55
31
75
29
00
46
95
73
30
17
30
83 80
1 00
50
4 00
$1395 65 $1448 50 $205 17 $30 00i$3079 32 2027
FINANCIAL STATEMENT.—Continued.
CASH  RECEIVED AND PAID  TO GRAND TREASURER.
|Tax teTm
FROM WHOM RECEIVE^.        ended
30th June
1900.
Tax term
ended    I Supplies.
31st Dec.
19«'0.
Charter
Fees,       Total
etc.
Brought Forward... |$1395 65
Odd Fellows' Relief Ass'n,
Canada '	
Sundry Persons   j	
Donations to Odd Fellows'
Home Account	
Snowshoe Lodge No. 46...
Interest, Bank of Commerce 	
$1448 50| $205 17| $80 00|$3079 32
10 001
o  io
 j    16 001
30 001   30 00
16 00
60 00
26 Oil     26 01
$1395 65
$1448 501 $240 92|$112 0l|$3197 08
I I 2028
ORDERS DRAWN ON GRAND TREASURER
Date.
No. of
Order.
In Whose Favor.
Description.
Amount
1900
June 15
1 Grand Treasurer	
Mileage & per diem 1900
1559 20
15
2D. Welsh, G. M	
Typewr'ng Rep. & St'y
30 00
15
3 H. J. Rickard 	
G. L. card in   I.O.O.F..I
10 00
15
4
W. H. Huxtable.           j
Cartak'r G.S. office 12m
& Janitor Sess. G. L.
30 00
25
5R. S.Day	
Premium G. S's bond..
10 00
30
6T. R. Cusack	
Envelopes	
3 50
30
7IFred Davey, G. Sec'y..
Supplies Sov. G. L	
22 60
July 13
8 News-Advertiser	
Envelopes	
2 50
Aug.   4
9 Fred Davev, G. Sec'y..
Supplies, Sov. G. L ...
39 80
7
10
11
R. S. Day	
Premium G. T's bond..
Three months salary...
10 00
Sept. 21
Fred Davey, G. Sec'y..
150 00
21
12           %
Postage, freight, etc...
31 35
21
13 T. R. Cusack 	
Printing Pro. 1900, etc..
167 85
29
14 W. E. Johnstone, G.M\
Allowance for expenses
175 00
Oct.  26
15 Fred Davey, G. Sec'y..
Supplies,  Sov. G. L	
36 70
Nov. 20
16           1
a                             a
32 00
Dec. 10
17
ii                               it
26 60
13
181          «•                "
Salary, 3 months	
150 00
13
19|
Postage, expressage. etc
9 70
1901
Jan. 19
20
21
T. R. Cusack	
Printing leaflets, etc...
Allowance for expenses
17 25
30
W. E. Johnstone. G. M.
50 00
Feb.   7
22 Fred Davey, G. Sec'y..
Supplies, Sov. G. L	
50 75
7
23
Dep. Sav. B'k. Home ac.
16 00
8
24 Colonist P. & P. Cc....
Order books on Treas...
20 50
15
25 Odd Fellows U. Victoria
Rent G. S. office 12 mo.
100 00
Mar. 20
26 Fred Davey, G. Sec'y..
Rep. Tax Sov. G. L	
150 00
20
27           "                "
150 00
20
2g|
Postage and sundries..
20 90
30
29JColonist P. & P. Co....
Officers roll books	
14 00
May   7
30{W. E. Johnstone, G.M,
Allowance for expenses
25 00
7
31 Fred Davey, G. Sec'y..
Salary, 3 months	
150 00
3
32|
Postage, stationery, etc
10 05
3
33T. R. Cusack	
1
$
22 50
1
3293 75
1
SUMMART.
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer per last report $1,811 90
Cash received and paid to Grand Treasurer  3,197 08
$5,008 98
Less orders drawn on Grand Treasurer   3,293 75
Balance in hands of Grand Treasurer $1,715 23 2029
STOCK ACCOUNT,
Or.
Balance from last year's account
$138 58l$
Goods bought during the year    251 85|
Freight on supplies from Sovereign Grand Lodge..     17 10
Goods sold during the year	
Gain during the year        115 84
Value of stock on hand I	
228 27
295 10
$523 37  $523 37
ODD FELLOWS' HOME  ACCOUNT.
1900.
Amount on hand as per last report $800 80
June 30 Interest Dominion Government Savings Bank     17 17
Donation Vancouver Lodge, No. 8     16 00
Deposited in Dora. Gov't Savings Bank... .$831 82
In hands of Grand Treasurer     2 15
$833 97
$833 97
AGED ODD FELLOWS' FUND.
1900,
Amount on hand per last report $3C9 04
June 30 Interest Dom. Gov't Savings Bank       5 25
$344 29
Deposited in Dom. Govlt Savings Bank $343 89
In hands of Grand Treasurer     00 40 $344 29 2030
BALANCE SHEET.
GRAND LODGE  OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA,   I.O.O.F
1st June, 1901.
Folio
of
Ledger
ACCOUNT.
Dr.
Cr.
44
Furniture and regalia	
$ 496 65
75
3 00
5 80
1 00
 1
57
Dominion Lodge, No. 4	
71
Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5	
Columbia Lodge No. 2	
Union Lodge, No. 11	
76
85
94
109
Vernon Valley Lodsfe, No. 18	
$       4 00
05
115
Delta Lod^e, No. 21	
!
1 30
117
0 *     .
Gold Range Lodere, No. 22	
1 10
129
144
155
0          0
Stock         	
Sovereign Grand Lodge	
Grand Treasurer	
295 10,
3 70
1,715 23
162
2,462 70
167
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8	
2 05
169
185
Pacific Lodge, No. 26	
1 00
2 00|
191
2 00
194
Odd Fellows' Home	
833 97
196
Dominion   Government   Savings   Bank
(Home acc't)	
831 82
2 45
205
208
25
218
220
3 07
1 55
85
232
234
Slocan Lodge, No. 40	
Aged Odd Fellows' Fund 	
344 29
242
Trout Lake Lodere, No. 41   	
15
246
0
Dominion   Government   Savings   Bank
(Aged Odd Fellows' Fund)	
Key City Lodge, No. 42	
Wildev Lodge, No. 44 	
343 89
1 65
1 60
218
260
252
258
60 00
$3,712 71
$3,712 71 2031
I am pleased to be able to report that no appeals have been received during the past year, which indicates that the work has been carried
on harmoniously.
A review of the foregoing statistics offer the following points for
congratulation. Both the number of Lodges and the number of members have increased, yet there has been a material reduction in the
number of brothers relieved, the number of weeks for which sick
benefits were paid, the number of brothers buried, and in the total
amount paid for relief. These facts point to a healthy condition in the
.Lodges which,  is very gratifying.
Fraternally submitted.
Grand Secretary 2032
REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER
To the Grand Lodge of British Coluinbia, I.O.O.F.
Geo. T. Fox, Grand Treasurer, in Account with Grand
Lodge of B. C, I. O. O. F.
1900 Dr.
June 16.   To balance from last Grand Treasurer $1,811 90
July 25. To cash received from Grand Secretary      643 60
1901.
Feb. 20. " " il 1   1,826 90
May 29. % | ||  |g |       700 57
31.    Interest on deposits        26 01
$5,008 98
Cr.
June 16,  1900, to May 18, 1901, By orders No. Ito 33 inclusive $3,293 75
By balance  1,715 23
$5,008 98
1901 Dr.
June 1.    To balance on hand $1,715 2g
Fraternally submitted,
GEORGE T. FOX,
Grand Treasurer. 2Q33
REPORT OF GRAND REPRESENTATIVES-
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Representatives to the Sovereign Grand Lodge beg leave to
submit the following report of the Session of that Grand Body held
in the City of Richmond, Virginia, September 17th to 22nd, 1900, both
inclusive.
The Sessions of the Sovereign Grand Lodge were held at the
Assembly Hall of the Jefferson Hotel. Preceding the opening Session a reception was tendered the Grand Officers and Grand Representatives at Masonic Hall, by the State of Virginia through its Governor, the City of Richmond through its Mayor, the Grand Lodge,.
Grand Encampment and the Rebekah State Assembly through their
respective Grand Officers. The Governor, the Mayor, the Grand
Master, the Grand Patriarch and the President of the Assembly all
delivered addresses of welcome, to which Grand Sire Pinkerton responded on behalf of the Sovereign Grand Lodge in a most eloquent
and appropriate address.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge was called to order by the Grand
Sire, the roll call showing present the following Grand Officers:—
Alfred S. Pinkerton ".Grand Sire
A. C. Cable Deputy Grand Sire
J. Frank Grant Grand Secretary
M. Richards Muckle Grand Treasurer
Elvin J. Curry Asst.  Grand Secretary
John B. Cockburn Grand Marshal
John W. Bourlet Grand Guardian
Charles F. Lumsden Grand Messenger
Grand Chaplain Venable was prevented from being present on-
account of ill health and the Grand Sire appointed Grand Representative Jaspar J. McCoy, of Indiana, Chaplain pro tern and he served in
that capacity during the entire Session.
■he roll call also showed the folowing Past Grand Sires present:
James B. Nicholson Pennsylvania
James P. Sanders New York
Milton J. Durham '. Kentucky
James C. Underwood Kentucky
Charles M. Busbee North Carolina
CI. T. Campbell Ontario
J.   W. Stebbins New York
The roll call likewise showed Representatives from fifty Grand
Lodges  and thirty-nine  Grand  Encampments.      Every Jurisdiction 2034
working under the authority of the Sovereign Grand Lodge was duly
represented.
The Grand Representatives from British Columbia were assigned
to duty upon the following standing committees:—
Petitions Dempster
Unfinished Business I Raymer
Grand Bodies not represented Muir
condition of the order.
From the reports of trie Grand Sire and Grand Secretary we are
.able to submit the following abstracr as to the condition of the Order.
The net increase in Subordinate Lodge membership from January
ist to December 31, 1899, was 31,827.
The net increase in Subordinate Encampments' membership in-
deluding said dates, was 2,665.
The net increase in Rebekah membership (sisters), 14,071; (brothers), 2,905.
During the year ending December 31, 1899, in the territory under
the immediate supervision of the Sovereign Grand Lodge the net
gain in membership was 42,669, and in said territory at the close of
said year our total membership was 1,063,572.
There are now 11,589 Subordinate Lodges, being a gain of 170
since the last report.
There are now 5>327 Rebekah Lodges, a gain of 274 in the year
ending December 31, 1899.
Thirty-six Encampments were instituted during the year, making
the total at the close of 1899 2,652.
REVENUE.
The total revenue for 1899 was $9,643,080.86, being an increase
over 1898 of $876,687.30.
RELIEF.
The total sum expended during the year of 1899 for relief was
$3'695>483.32. This sum was distributed between 102,809 brothers and
5,842 widowed families. 2035
In the sixty-nine jears between 1830 and 1899 our Order has
shown remarkable growth, has been crowned with wonderful financial
success and has expended more money in relief and charity than any
other similar Order in the world.
The following statistics attest the truth of this statement:
Statistics of the Order throughout the world from 1830 to December 31, 1899, including Australasia, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands,.
Sweden and Switzerland.
Initiations in Subordinate Lodges • 2,346,305.
Members relieved  2,356,700
Widowed families relieved      245,726
Members deceased      234,657
Total relief $ 84,545,559 55
Petal revenue $218,719,933 55
Condition of the Order December 31st, 1899.
Sovereign Lodge - 1
Quasi-Independent   Grand Lodges (Australasia, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland)  &
Grand Lodges  66
Grand Encampments t  55
Subordinate Lodges     11,969
Subordinate Encampments       2,660
Lodge members 893,050-
Encampment members 130,067
Rebekah Lodges       5,347'
Rebekah Lodge members 326,993
LEGISLATION.
There were numerous resolutions referred to the Committee on
Legislation, many of which were reported on adversely.
The following were adopted, however, and have become law. In
order to save space we have only reported the resolutions as adopted,.
SUBORDINATE  LODGE  LEGISLAT[ON:
That hereafter an Official Certificate shall be issued in all cases
whore members pay dv.es and assessments to Subordinate Bodies and
shall request a receipt therefor, and it shall be unlawful for any Subordinate Lodge or Encampment to permit its officers to issue c»ny
receipt, statement or other paper evidencing the payment of money 2036
•on account of dues or assessments except an Official Certificate provided, however, that when a member applies for, pays for and receives
a visiting card or withdrawal card it will not be necessary to issue an
Official Certificate evidencing the same payment.
That Subordinate Lodges and Encampments are hereby authorized
to expend money from their general funds in the purchase of veteran
and honorable veteran jewels for presentation to such of their members as are entitled to wear the same, subject to the provisions of any
local laws governing the expenditure o." Lodge and Encampment
•funds.
REBEKAH  LEGISLATION.
That Grand Representatives, elective officers of a Grand Lodge
and elective officers of a Rebekah Assembly may introduce visiting
members from another Jurisdiction into Rebekah Lodges within their
Jurisdiction under the limitations of existing laws.
That when authorized by the Grand Lodge of a Grand Jurisdiction
the Secretary of a Rebekah State Assembly may purchase direct from
the Grand Secretary of the Sovereign Grand Lodge all supplies to be
used by Rebekah Lodges, the Grand Secretary of a Grand Jurisdiction
"having first notified the Grand Secretary of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge that such permission has been granted.
That in compliance with the request of the Rebekah branch of the
Order of the State of New York the Sovereign Grand Lodge be
requested to have the ritual of the Rebekah Degree translated and
printed in the French language; provided the cost of translation and
printing be prepaid by such Rebekah Lodge or Lodges as now work
in the French language.
SOVEREIGN   GRAND    LODGE   LEGISLATION.
That the Grand Sire be instructed to enforce the law relative to
■the use of Official Certificates and to require Grand Masters and Grand
Patriarchs to rigidly enforce the provisions of said law within their
various Grand Jurisdictions.
That it is inexpedient for the Sovereign Grand Lodge to enter
upon the manufacture or sale of regalia.
That the Committee on Printing Supplies be and they are hereby
authorized and directed to prepare a form of charter for Subordinate
Lodges and Encampments which shall be uniform in design and in 2037
language and place the same on sale by the Grand Secretary with
saleable supplies of this Sovereign Grand Body, and that said Committee fix the price of said charter at a reasonable percentage above its
cost; provided that such charter shall not be finally adopted until it
has been submitted to the Grand Sire and received his approval; that
the Grand Secretary notify the several Jurisdictions of this form of
charter when it is ready for sale and inform all such Jurisdictions that
this charter must only be used when a new Lodge or Encampment is
instituted or when a duplicate charter is issued to replace one that has
been lost or destroyed, and that its purchase is to be made from this
Sovereign Grand Lodge through the Grand Secretary of each of said
several Jurisdictions.
SUBORDINATE LODGE DECISIONS.
No. I. All brothers, while in the Lodge Room, should be
clothed in regalia indicative of their rank and station in the Lodge.
No. 2. The sickness by reason of which an officer of a Subordinate Lodge can be excused from Lodge attendance, without forfeiting
the honors of his office, must be his personal illness, and not that of
some member of his family.
Xo. 3. The Sovereign Grand Lodge having defined the term
*vsickness'' as a cause of excuse for official absence, it is not within the
province of a State Grand Lodge to set aside such interpretation, or
to place a different interpretation upon said word when used for such
purpose.
No. 4. A sailor sick in a government hospital is, if in good standing, entitled, under the general laws of the Order to sick benefits.
No. 5. Statement—A brother who is in good standing in his
Lodge becomes insane and is placed in an asylum, his wife applies for
and receives a divorce; they have one child who is six years of age; she
asks for the custody of the child and is granted the same by the court;
in a short time she marries another man; her insane husband dies and
is buried by the Lodge.
Qu?s.—Is the child entitled to orphan's benefits?
Ans.—The child is entitled to such benefits.
No. 6. Statement—A member suspended for non-payment of dues
pays all arrearages within one year from the date of his suspension.
The Constitution of the local Grand Lodge provides the method by
which such brother can be reinstated. 2o38
Ques.—Must a brother conform to the provisions of such local
law, or does he become reinstated by the mere payment of dues?
Ans.—The brother seeking reinstatement must do so in conformity to the local law.
No. 7. Statement—Charges are preferred against a brother in a
Subordinate Lodge, and the trial committee reported no cause of
action. The Lodge sustained the report of the committee and in due
season an appeal is taken to the Grand Lodge.
Ques.—Can the brother pending such appeal take a withdrawal
card?
Ans.—He cannot. Until the appeal is settled the charges are still
pending.
No. 8. Statement— A Subordinate Encampment having six
months' terms installed its officers in September. Prior to its next
meeting night the city in which it is located declared a quarantine
under which the Encampment was forbidden to hold meetings for a
period of six weeks. There was no quorum on the second meeting
night in December. The officers therefore actually served at only
three meetings, being^ however, a majority, and all but one, of the
meetings that they were permitted, under the restrictions of the quarantine, to hold after their installation.
Ques.—Are these officers entitled to honors?
Ans.—It has been rightfully held that the requisites for obtaining past official honors are service of the majority of the nights of a
term and until the end thereof, and that the only cause that can excuse
an officer is that of personal illness or some providential interposition:
affecting him personally, and which he could not control. In the above
case, however, the law of the land intervened to prevent the holding of
the meetings of the Encampment, and if officers and members were
ready to hold the meetings, and said officers were actually present at
all, but one, of the meetings permitted by the authority to be held, I
think they were entitled to past official honors, the failure to convene
not being caused by the Encampment, or officers, but by the law of
the land which all were bound to obey.
No. 9. It is not necessary for the officers of a Subordinate Lodge
to wear, during initiation, the working regalia of their office in addition
to the robes prescribed to be worn in such initiatory ceremony.
No. 10. A brother who has served a full term as Noble Grand is
entitled to receive the Past Grand's degree, although he has been reelected as Noble Grand. 2Q39
No. ii.    Statement—The  Noble   Grand o
i   a
Lod;
e resigns
office, and all the members lawfully qualified to fill such vacancy refuse
election.
Ques.—Can the Lodge elect the sitting Vice Grand, who has served
a majority of nights in his office, to fill such vacancy?
Ans.—To be eligible to the office of Noble Grand a member must
have served a term in the office of Vice Grand, but in case of the resignation of the Noble Grand, and all of the members lawfully qualified
to succeed him having refused an election, it is competent for the
Lodge to elect the sitting Vice Grand to such office, provided that a
dispensation for the purpose, be first obtained from the proper authority in the Jurisdiction to which the Lodge belongs. There is no distinction to be made between a Vice Grand, not qualified by previous
service, and a scarlet degree member.
No. 12. Ques.—Is a person eligible to membership in our Order
who has one-quarter Indian blood, all other qualifications being complied with?
Ans.—No. Such person would be deemed an Indian and not a
white man, and would therefore be ineligible to membership.
No. 13.—A Subordinate Lodge cannot adopt, for funeral purposes,
any other regalia than that prescribed, or permitted, by the laws of
the Order.
No. 14. Ques.—A person having one-fourth Indian blood having
been initiated into our Order and received the degrees, without knowing that one-fourth Indian blood would exclude him, and the brothers
not being aware of the fact, can he be retained as a member of our
Order?
Ans.—If the person was elected, initiated, and received the degrees
without any fraud or concealment on his part, he is an Odd Fellow
and entitled to remain such until his membership is terminated in a
manner provided by law.
No. 14. Ques.—Should the Grand Master of a State hold office
in his Subordinate Lodge, such as Vice or Noble Grand?
Ans.—Upon principle he should not. The duties of an executive
officer of a Subordinate Lodge are such as might be inconsistent with
the proper discharge of his duties as Grand Master.
No. 16. Every member of a Subordinate Lodge, including the
Noble Grand, is entitled to vote at an election of Lodge officers, but 2040
the Noble Grand, as such, cannot exercise the franchise a second time
in one poll, nor in case of a tie vote between candidates vote again ''to
break such tie" or at all after the polls have been closed. Equality of
suffrage is the basis of our elections.
Where the Noble Grand is permitted by local law to
give the
casting vote in case of tie" such permission applies to legislative ques
tions and not to the exercise of the right of suffrage unless such suffrage right is clearly given in express terms.
No. 17. Unless the Constitution, or laws, of a Grand Lodge so
provide, a Subordinate Lodge existing under such Grand Lodge has
no power to initiate, free of charge, ministers of the gospel. There is
nothing in the laws of the Sovereign Grand Lodge that authorizes or
permits free initiation.
No. 18. The Constitution of a Grand Lodge reads, "District
Deputy Grand Masters may grant dispensations in all cases, except to
establish new, or revive old, Lodges, and cases relating to the finances
of the subordinates." The powers and duties of District Deputy Grand
Masters depend largely upon the provisions of local law, and under
the above quoted provision of a Grand Lodge Constitution, a District
Deputy Grand Master would be authorized to grant a dispensation
permitting a subordinate lodge to march in public processions in
regalia, and to grant a dispensation to a Subordinate Lodge permitting
it to elect a scarlet degree member as its Noble Grand, all duly qualified brothers having declined to serve.
No. 19. Where the governing Constitution does not forbid the
enactment of retroactive laws, it is within the power of a Subordinate
Lodge, subject to such approval as is required by local law, to enact
a by-law fixing the compensation of the Secretary, and providing that
such law shall take effect from a past date, but such retroactive clause
must be stated in express terms in the by-law.
No. 20. Statement—A member in good standing in a Subordinate
L<5dge, while serving in the army of the United States, and being in
the Philippine Islands, was there taken sick, confined to a government
hospital, and entirely incapacitated from doing work for nearly three
months. The Lodge refused him benefits upon the ground that although sick, and unable to perform his duty, or in any way to make a
livelihood, his wages went on just the same, his expenses for medicine and medical attendance, nursing and other expenses incident to
illness, being paid by the government, and that it was not contemplated by the general law of the Order, that benefits should be paid
under such circumstances, and cite decision 164 approved by the Sov- 2041
ereign Grand Lodge, in 1899, as confirmatory of its opinion. The Constitution for the government of Subordinate Lodges of the Jurisdiction
provides that "Every member in good standing, who is not suspended
for cause or disqualified on account of arrearages, according to sections 1 and 2 of article 10, which shall be rendered incapable by sickness, accident, or injury to his person, from following any business,
provided such sickness or disability shall not have been caused by intemperance or other immoral conduct, shall be entitled to receive
from the funds of the Lodge, benefits during such sickness or disability
as may be fixed by the by-laws."
Ques.—Is the Lodge liable for sick benefits?
Ans.—Under the above statement of facts the brother is entitled
to sick benefits. Decision 106 of 1896, approved by the Sovereign
Grand Lodge reads, "By the general law, a soldier sick in a hospital
for soldiers and there supported, is entitled to benefits if in good
standing." Since the last session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge I have
decided that "A sailor sick in a government hospital, is, if in good
standing, entitled under the general laws of the Order, to sick bene-
tits." These decisions are conclusive of this case. Decision 164 made
by me last year was based upon the circumstances of a particular case,
and the construction of a Lodge Constitution, and the Judiciary Committee approving said decision, added with my full consent, "but we
are of the opinion that the fact of the continuance of his salary or
wages by his employer shall not be construed to deny right of benefits to a brother whose ability to personally earn a livelihood has been
lessened by the disability." In other words, it is not the payment of
wages, but the ability of the brother to earn wages, that constitutes the
test, and in the case referred to in decision No. 164, the brother's
occupation was such that his earning capacity was not affected by the
injury. The present case presents a different state of facts, and I
regard the brother as entitled to the claimed benefits.
No. 21. Subject to the provision of the minimum benefit law, a
Subordinate Lodge may, by a law applicable to all its members, reduce
the amount paid by it for weekly sick benefits, and a brother sick
would thereafter be entitled to draw benefits only at the reduced rate.
No. 22. A change in the law of the Subordinate Lodge reducing
the amount paid for sick benefits cannot be made retroactive so as to
reduce the amount of benefits which have previously accrued to a
brother then ill, but a lodge may, with approval of its Grand Lodge,
provide that where a member shall have received one full year's benefit, the weekly benefit thereafter, to such member, shall be one dollar
per week, and in computing the year, the period of the brother's ill- 2042
ness before the passage of the by-law may be counted, provided the
wording of the by-law so permits.
REBEKAH DECISIONS.
No. 23. A married woman, whose husband is not an Odd Fellow,
is not eligible to membership in a Rebekah Lodge simply because she
is the step-mother of an Odd Fellow. She is not the "mother" of an
Odd Fellow within the meaning of the law of 1899.
No. 24. Under the provisions of sub-division 2 of section 6, of the
"Code for the Government of Rebekah Lodges," a "deceased" Odd
Fellow must have been in good standing at the time of his decease
in order to render his daughter, sister, or mother, eligible, by reason
of such relationship, to membership in a Rebekah Lodge.
No. 25. Under sub-division 2, section 6, of the "Code for the
Government of Rebekah Lodges," the daughters, sisters, and mothers,
of Odd Fellows in good standing, and of deceased Odd Fellows who
were in good standing at the time of their decease, are eligible to
membership in a Rebekah Lodge irrespective of the fact that they may
now be married to persons who are not members of the Order.
No. 26. The territorial limitation of membership as applied by
the Sovereign Grand Lodge to Subordinate Lodges, has not, by it,
been made applicable to Rebekah Lodges. In the absence of local
law, a woman seeking to obtain the Rebekah Degree is not required
to apply to the Lodge nearest to her place of residence.
No. 27. No special law has been enacted providing for consolidation of Rebekah Lodges, and in the absence of such legislation, so long
as the number of members desiring to retain the charter of such Lodge
is equal to that prescribed by the law as the minimum number of petitioners to whom a charter can be given, such charter cannot be
revoked by the majority, nor such lodge forced to consolidate with
another Lodge.
No. 28. A Rebekah Lodge cannot authorize another Rebekah
Lodge to confer the degree upon a person elected to membership in
the first named Lodge. Such degree can only be conferred in the
Lodge which received and accepted the application for membership.
No. 29. A married sister of an Odd Fellow is eligible to membership in a Rebekah Lodge by virtue of such relationship, irrespective of the fact that her husband may not be a member of the Order.
No. 30. Sub-division "F" of section 16 of the Rebekah Code is
applicable only to the first term of a Rebekah Lodge.    After the first 2043
term a Past Noble Grand must deliver the charge referred to in the
said sub-division.
No. 31. A Grand Lodge may require that the number of applicants for a charter for a Rebekah Lodge shall exceed five.
No. 32. The amendment to section 6 of the Rebekah Code relative to membership, adopted in 1899, did not repeal sub-division 3 of
said section.
No. 33! A Rebekah Lodge cannot from its Lodge funds make
donations to a Christian Endeavor society.
No. 34. In the absence of any prohibition by local law, a sister
member in good standing, of a Rebekah Lodge, may be elected to, and
installed into, office, in the Rebekah Assembly of the State in which
the Lodge to which she belongs is located, even though she does not
then reside in such State.
No. 35. Ques.—Is a legally adopted daughter of an Odd Fellow
in good standing, eligible to membership in a Rebekah Lodge
Ans.—Yes. Where the laws o5 the State provide that a legally
adopted child is entitled to all the prerogatives of a natural born child,
such adopted child becomes, in view of the law, a child in fact of the
adopting parents, and if an Odd Fellow in good standing so adopted
a daughter, she would be eligible to membership in a Rebekah Lodge.
No. 36. A Grand Lodge may require a larger, but not a smaller,
number than three black balls to reject an applicant for membership
or reinstatement in a Rebekah Lodge.
No. 37. A Rebekah Assembly cannot convene in special session
for the purpose of conferring the Assembly Degree unless its charter,
or the Grand Lodge of the Jurisdiction, so permits.
No. 38. A Grand Master can, of right, officially visit the Rebekah
Assembly of his own Jurisdiction.
No. 39. A Rebekah Lodge cannot permit its members to wear
floral bouquets, of pink and green, in lieu of the prescribed regalia.
No. 40. A Rebekah Lodge cannot meet in special session for the
purpose of receiving applications for membership.
No. 41. A brother whose application for membership in a Rebekah Lodge has been rejected cannot apply for membership in another Rebekah Lodge until six months' time has elapsed since the first
application. 2044
No. 42. It is within the power of a State Grand Lodge to authorize the Rebekah Assembly, chartered by it, to levy a per capita tax
on its Subordinate Rebekah Lodges.
MISCELLANEOUS  DECISIONS.
No. 63. An elective officer of a Grand Lodge cannot be installed
by proxy.
No. 64. Where a valid law of a Grand Jurisdiction provides that
the A. T. P. \Y. shall not be issued to a Lodge in arrears for its dues
to the Grand Lodge, it is not permissible for such Lodge to issue an
order, directed to the Noble Grand of another Lodge, requesting such
Noble Grand to communicate such password to a member of the
Lodge in arrears, nor should such order be honored, if presented, by
a Noble Grand who knows the circumstances under which such order
was issued and that the Lodge issuing it was not itself entitled to the
password.
No. 65. The Sovereign Grand Lodge having prescribed that nonaffiliated Odd Fellows seeking to become non-beneficial members must
have retained their membership in the Order for at least five consecutive years, it is not permissible for a Grand Lodge to require them to
have retained such membership for at least ten consecutive years.
No. 66. A Grand Lodge has the power to levy a per capita tax
upon its subordinate membership, the revenue from said tax to be
devoted to the use and support of an Odd Fellows' Home.
No. 67. A Grand Lodge can only collect dues from a defunct
subordinate up to the date of the surrender of its charter, and in no
event exceeding the term of one year, and the life of a withdrawal
card issued by a Grand Lodge under the provisions of the legislation
of 1899, and carrying as it does the right of visitation, can only be for
a period not exceeding one year from the time dues are paid, that is
one year from the time of the surrender of the charter.
No. 68. The adoption of report No. 45 as it appears in the Journal of 1899, did not repeal the provision of report No. 5 adopted at the
same session. Prior to the legislation so enacted the only card issued
by a Grand Lodge to one who was a member of a defunct subordinate,
was a defunct card, which acting as an expired withdrawal card, enabled him to join another Subordinate Lodge as an Ancient Odd
Fellow, and this card was discretionary with the body issuing it and
based upon good standing in the surrendered Subordinate Lodge (See
digest, sections 169, 170, 755)> and there did not seem to be any provision made for a member who had been dropped for the non-payment 2045
of dues, prior to the surrender of his Lodge, withdrawal cards and dismissal certificates being, prior to this legislation, issued by live subordinates only. Reading reports No. 5 and No. 45 together, provision
seems now to have been made by which Grand Bodies can care for all
classes of cases.
No. 69. A Grand Lodge, or Grand Encampment, can now issue
a withdrawal card to a brother in good standing, who applies therefor
within one year from the date of the suspension of the Lodge, or En-
cempment, to which he formerly belonged, the card covering the right
of visitation for one year from the date of such suspension.
No. 70. A Grand Lodge, or Grand Encampment, can grant a
dismissal certificate to a brother who has been dropped, or suspended,
for non-payment of dues( and a dismissal certificate is only issued to
one who has been dropped for non-payment of dues), before the
Lodge, or Encampment, surrendered its charter.
No. 71. A defunct certificate may be issued to a brother who was
in good standing at the time of the suspension of his Lodge, or Encampment, but who applies to the Grand Lodge, or Grand Encampment, for a card after one year from the date of such suspension, or
in other words, after the time when he would be entitled to receive a
withdrawal card.
No. 72. An Ancient Odd Fellow is one who has retired in good
standing, and the holder of a dismissal certificate is not an Ancient
Odd Fel'ow.
No. 73. The defunct certificate set forth in report No. 5 recites
on its face that the brother "is free from any charge whatever" and is
distinctly different from a dismissal certificate and applies to an entirely different class of brothers.
No. 74. Under report No. 45, the officers of a Grand Lodge, or
Grand Encampment, can issue a dismissal certificate or withdrawal
card to a member of a defunct subordinate according to the standing
of the brother at the time of the surrender of the charter of the subordinate; in other words, the brother who was entitled to receive either
of such certificates from a Lodge, or Encampment, at the time of the
surrender of its charter, is now entitled to receive either from the
Grand Lodge or Grand Encampment.
No. 75. Under the provision of report No. 45, journal of 1899, a
Grand Lodge may issue a withdrawal card, or dismissal certificate, to
a brother who was a member of a Subordinate Lodge that surrendered
its charter prior to the time when such law took effect. m
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No. 76. A brother who was engaged in the saloon business at the
time of the enactment of section 5, article 16, of the Constitution of
the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and who continues to conduct said business, is eligible to advancement through the various degrees and
branches of the Order.
No. 77. Statement—A brother was not engaged in the saloon
business at the time of the enactment of section 5> article 16, of the
Constitution of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and was afterwards suspended for non-payment of due. While so suspended he engaged in
the saloon business.
Ques.—Is the brother liable to charges and punishment in his
Subordinate Lodge for so engaging in such business.
Ans.—He would be liable to charges and punishment.
No. 78. Statement—A Subordinate Lodge is the owner of a plot
of land with a three story building thereon, the first and second floors
of which building are rented for business purposes. The income so
received is placed in the general fund of the Lodge along with dues
and other receipts. The Lodge has a by-law, that has been approved
by the Grand Lodge of the State, authorizing it to create a special
fund for special purposes from the receipts for the rent of offices and
stores in the Lodge Building, but no such special fund has been
created.
Ques.—Can the Lodge without violating the laws of the Order
donate one thousand dollars, or any other sum, from the amount so
received for rents, to a railroad company as an inducement for such
company to construct the main line of its road through the town
in which the Lodge is located.
Ans.—It cannot. Under this statement of facts there is no doubt
that the money received for rents has become a portion of the general
fund of the Lodge, and, as such, cannot be donated for the purpose of
aiding the construction of a railroad. These funds are stamped with
the character of trust funds, and can only be used for the purposes of
said trust and the legitimate expenditures of the Order.
No. 79.    No officer of this Order is authorized to give the secret
work to a person holding a dismissal certificate. 2047
No. 80. A Grand Lodge is not compelled to issue a charter to a
lodge working under a dispensation issued by the Grand Master in
vacation. The refusal of such charter by the Grand Lodge termintes
the existence of the subordinate body.
No. 81. A Grand Warden performing the duties, of Deputy Grand
Master, but without being elected to, or installed into, such office, is
not entitled to take rank as Deputy Grand -Master. He never became
such an officer though discharging the duties thereof.
No. 82. The rights of a Past Grand to vote for Grand Officers is
a vested right of which he cannot be deprived.
No. 83. A person who denies the existence of God, or of a Supreme Being, is not eligible to membership in the Order.
No. 84. The term of a Grand Representative expires when his successor has been legally admitted to a seat in the Sovereign Grand
Lodge, and this irrespective of the fact that two calendar years have
not actually expired since the election of the first representative.
No. 85. The resolution adopted in 1899 relative to the number of
copies of the daily journals and reports to be furnished to the members
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge (See pages 392 and 479 of journal) repeals only so much of the prior resolutions concerning the same subject as is in conflict therewith, and under the existing rule the Grand
Secretary is required to mail a copy of the reports of the Grand Officers, to each officer and member of the Sovereign Grand Lodge two
weeks prior to the session thereof, and to furnish four additional copies
to each member upon the first day of the session, and to furnish to
each member fouf copies..of the daily journal of each day's proceedings.
No. 86. The legislation had last year at Detroit, relative to the
Odd Fellows' Relief Association of Canada, simply authorized said association to retain the word "Odd Fellows"in its corporate name, and did
not in any way make the Sovereign Grand Lodge, or the Order, responsible for the solvency of the acts of said association, and expressly
prohibited said association from doing business, or soliciting insurance
in the name of the Order by the authority of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge, and any Grand Lodge can enact such legislation as it sees
fit relative to the invasion of the Lodge Rooms of its subordinate
bodies, by the solicitors of such association, nor did such legislation
authorize or empower any Grand Lodge to issue licenses to such association. 2048
The entire, and only purpose, of the resolution of 1899, was, as I
understand it, to prevent the dissolution of said association, which, under the provisions of Canadian law, would be necessary if its name
waschanged, and the only relief granted or intended by the Sovereign
Grand Lodge was such as to enable it to avoid the appointment of a
receiver in accordance with the provisions of the law under which it
was incorporated.
No. 87. Statement—It has been the custom in Virginia when there
are two or more candidates for an elective office in a Subordinate or
Grand Lodge, for the candidates to retire to the anteroom until after
the ballot has been canvassed, and the tellers collect their votes from
the anteroom, with the inside door open to the view of the presiding
officer who has supervision of the ballot.
Ques.—Is this a violation of section 1303, Digest of the Sovereign
Grand Lodge, 1895, page 402, and does not the law apply to other
parties? And if candidates cannot vote in the anteroom, please state
in what manner their votes should be collected.
Ans.—No brother, whether a candidate for office or not, is to be
permitted to cast his vote in any other place than in the Lodge Room
proper, and he cannot be permitted to cast his vote in the anteroom.
Any brother desiring to take part in the business of the lodge must be
in the Lodge Room proper, and if a candidate desires to vote, he must
vote in the same place, and under the same conditions, as if he was
not a candidate.
Xo. 88. A Lodge of our Order cannot perform the funeral services of our Order over the body of one who was not a member of it,
although a member in good standing of the Manchester Unity, and
although such service has been requested by a Lodge of the Manchester Unity.
No. 89. There is no express law of the Order permitting the celebration of the anniversary of the Order on any other day than April
26th, and it has been held that a Lodge could expend money for such
celebration only on that day, but the reverence with which Sunday is
generally regarded, and the existence of a law which does not permit
subordinate organizations of the Order to meet on Sunday, lor other
than funeral or memorial purposes, would, when April 26th falls upon
Sunday, (and in analogy to the practice followed in the celebration
of civic holidays), warrant the Grand Sire in permitting such celebration to be held upon the preceding, or upon the following day. 2049
No. 90. Statement.—A member of the Order has made arrangements to go into the saloon business, On June 13, 1900, he goes to»
the place of business of the Secretary, and there writes a resignation
from the Order and hands it to the Secretary. On June 15, 1900, he
opens a saloon. The regular meeting night of the Lodge is June 18,.
1900, at which time the resignation was read to the Lodge.
Ques.—When does this party's membership cease, on June 13, 1900,
the date the resignation was written and came into the possession of
the Secretary, or on June 18, 1900, the regular meeting night of the
Lodge,
Ans.—The resignation takes effect from the time it was presented
at the regular meeting of the Lodge.
No. 91. Ques.—Is it legal for a Subordinate Grand Body to provide fire insurance for the property of the Subordinate Bodies under its
Jurisdiction, the matter of carrying insurance being entirely voluntary
with the Subordinate Bodies, and the expenses being met by pro rata
assessments upon those carrying such insurance?
Ans.—No.
No. 92. Ques.—Is it legal for a Grand Lodge to set aside the
money received from the treasuries of defunct Lodges, or from the
sale of the property of such Lodges, as a fund out of which to pay
sick or funeral benefits to such members as are unable to join any
other Lodge by reason of age, distance, or physical condition?
Ans.—No. Such funds and property so received can only be
applied to the relief of "Aged Odd Fellows" under the limitations and
according to the express provisions of legislation found on page 14,941
of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Journal of 1896, and amendment thereto found on page 15,603 of said journal of 1897.
No. 93. Ques.—May a Grand Lodge legally provide for a death
benefit of, say $75,00 for each member of the Lodges within its Jurisdiction, and raise the money for the same by an annual per capita
tax, or by a per capita assessment?
Ans.—No.
No. 94.    A brother cannot be expelled from membership simply
because he is in arrears for dues. 2050
No. 95. Statement—A Lodge has a member who is the only surviving charter member, and has been an Odd Fellow in good standing
continually for fifty years.
Ques.—Can the Lodge vote from its funds the amount necessary
to procure an honorable veteran jewel, to present to him, they, desiring to make the presentation as a Lodge?
Ans.—A Lodge cannot appropriate its general fund for such a
purpose.
No. 96. Ques.—May a Grand Lodge legally provide for the payment of a stipulated sum of weekly benefits in cases where the sickness
or disability extends beyond a certain time, as for instance, four
months, or six months, and provide funds for this purpose by a per
•capita tax, either annual or occasional, as the necessities demand?
Ans.—No.
No. 97. A Grand Representative does not forfeit his seat in the
Sovereign Grand Lodge by reason of a temporary absence from the
Jurisdiction electing him.
No. 98. A District Deputy Grand Master is the only person authorized to wear a jewel provided for District Deputy Grand Masters
in accordance with report No. 149, page 381, of the Journal of 1899.
No. 99. Neither a Lodge nor the Secretary thereof, has the right
to refuse to issue to a brother of the third degree, in good standing,
a certificate of his standing in the, Lodge, which certificate is necessary to be filed with an aplication for membership in an encampment.
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO     CONSTITUTION.
There were several amendments to the Constitution pending, but
they all failed to pass; the 18 year old one the only one brought to a
vote, was defeated, the vote standing 95 against and 85 for, but comes
up again next year in a little different form which we think will stand
a better chance.
SECRET  WORK.
There was no change made in the unwritten or Secret Work of
the Order. 2051
ELECTIVE AND APPOINTED OFFICERS.
ELECTIVE.
A. C. Cable, of Ohio, Grand Sire;
John B. Goodwin, of Georgia, Deputy Grand Sire;
J. Frank Grant, of Kentucky, Grand Secretary;
M. Richards Muckle, of Pennsylvania, Grand Treasurer.
APPOINTED.
Rev. John Venable, of Kentucky, Grand Chaplain.
John B. Cockburn, of Indiana, Grand Marshal.
Charles H. Lyman, of Ohio, Grand Messenger;
John Welsh, of Ontario, Grand Guardian.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge will hold its next session in the city
of Indianapolis, Indiana. Though there was no invitation extended
officially by Indiana one was received from the Mayor of Indianapolis,
after he was telegraphed to for it, and though two of the representatives from Indiana opposed it and an invitation from California officially being before the Sovereign Body owing to expense Indianapolis
was selected.
In concluding our report we have endeavored to present to you
wrhat we think would be of value to our Jurisdiction and hope the
same will give satisfaction.
And again thanking you for the honor you conferred upon us
when you elected us to be your Grand Representatives we remain,
Yours in F., L. and T.,
P.  W.  DEMPSTER,
H. J. RAYMER,
Grand Representatives. 2052
The Committee on Distribution submitted the following
Heport, which was adopted:—
To the Grand J^odge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Distribution beg to recommend the following
allotment of the subjects referred to in the report of the Grand Master:
To the Committee on State of the Order—Portions relating to the
death of Her Majesty Queen Victoria and the telegrams in connection
therewith; official visits; Rebekah branch; division of Jurisdiction into
Districts; quarterly reports by D. D. G. M ?s; Odd Fellows' Home; instruction in secret work; also those portions of the report of the D. D.
G. M.'s referring to the condition of the Order in their several Districts.
To the Committee on Judiciary:—Portions of report re "Dispensations and Permissions"; questions and decisions; installations; proclamations; also the portions of the reports of the D. D. G. M.'s dealing with their official actions and decisions on questions of law.
To the Committee on Legislation:—Recommendations respecting
alteration of the form of application for membership and amendment
to Section 2; Article III of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges.
To the Committee on Petitions:—Recommendation that a charter
be granted to Gateway Lodge, No. 45.
SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT OF GRAND MASTER.
To the Committee on Judiciary:—Dispensations granted.
To the Committee on Petitions:—Petition of Board of Trustees
National Odd Fellows' Sanitarium of Florida.
We also recommend that a committee on correspondence be appointed so that in future matters of correspondence as occur on page
1984 of Grand Master's report can be referred to said committee.
D. E. MACKENZIE
JOS. E. PHILLIPS,
W. H. MORTON,
H. J. RAYMER,
T. F. NEELANDS, 2053
The Committee on Distribution presented the following
Report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F. :
Your Committee on Distribution of Grand Secretary's Report beg
to recommend the following allotment of the matters referred to
therein;—
To the Committee on State of the Order:—Failure of Lodges to
report in proper time; memorial page in proceedings; statistics re subordinate and Rebekah Lodsres.
To the Committee on Petitions:—Recommendation ne donation of
supplies to Perseverance Lodge if resuscitated.
To the Committee on Legislation:—The proposed amendment to
Sec. 3, Art. 2 of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge.
To the Committee on Finance:—The financial statement re Grand
Lodge; Odd Fellows' Home and Aged Odd Fellows' Fund.
JOS. E. PHILLIPS,
W. H. MORTON,
H. J. RAYMER,
T. F. NEELANDS,
D. E. MACKENZIE,
A Petition was read from former members of late Perseverance Lodge, No. 29, Northfield, B.C., asking for the
restoration of the charter and effects of the defunct Lodge, and
for permission to remove the location of the Lodge to Extension Mines, which was on motion referred to the Committee on Petitions.
A Petition was read from Peerless Lodge ,No. 33, Victoria, to amalgamate with Victoria Lodge No. 1, Victoria,
accompanied by the certificate of the last named Lodge expressing its willingness to accept the members of Peerless
Lodee and assume its liabilities, which was referred to the
Committee on Petitions. 2054
The Committee on Printing submitted the following Report, which was adopted :—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia. I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Printing beg to report that tenders were
received for printing 700 copies of the proceedings of last session and
the work awarded to Bro. T. R. Cusack at $1.27 per page. Tenders
were also invited for printing 700 copies of the proceedings of this
Session, also 80 advance copies of the Grand Officers' reports, and the
tender of Bro. Cusack, being the lowest, accepted; price for proceedings $1.27 per page, extra for Grand Officers' reports, $11.60.
In this connection we would submit for the consideration of the
Grand Lodge the advisability of following the practice of other Jurisdictions by inserting in the proceedings half tone portraits of Past
Grand Masters. This would not only embellish the proceedings, but
serve to keep green the memories of those, many of whom have crossed
that bourne rom which no traveller returns, who have labored faithfully to serve us in the past at no inconsiderable sacrifice to themselves of time and money. It is suggested if this proposal is favorably
entertained that two portraits be inserted each year until the arrears
are overtaken, and then that that of the Junior Past Grand Master be
inserted each year. Bro. Cusack offers to insert two portraits this
year on extra glazed paper at $7.50 each.
The cost of printing, other than for stock account, during the past
year was $206.85, an excess of $6.85 beyond the appropriation. This
is owing to the exceptional items for 3,000 leaflets "Odd Fellowship,
What It Is," 2,000 letter heads for D. D. G. M.'s and the circular letter
addressed to the Representatives to the Sovereign Grand Lodge re
18-year old amendment, all of which were authorized last Session.
FRED DAVEY.
R. H. ABERCROMBIE.
D. R. MACDONALD,
HINKSON SIDDALL,
JAMES CROSSAN,
A. G. SHAW.
Representative Siddall, No. 33, gave the following notice
which was referred to the Committee on Legislation:— 2055
To t}%e Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
I hereby give notice that I will move to-morrow to amend By-Law
No. I, Grand Lodge, by striking out the words "and appointed officers"
in line one.
HINKSON SIDDALL.
The Finance Committee presented the following Report,
which was adopted:—
Victoria, B.C., June 6th, 1901.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia. I. 0. 0. F. :
We, the undersigned members of the Finance Committee, beg to
report that we have examined the books and accounts of the Grand
Secretary and Grand Treasurer for the year ending June ist, 1901, and
find them correct.
JAMES POTTINGER,
ROBERT LIVINGSTONE.
It was on motion Resolved, That this Grand Lodge do
now adjourn to 8 o'clock this evening.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly mm
20.S6
EVENING SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 8 o'clock, p.m., pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Lodge Officers and a quorum
of Representatives being present.
All present were examined and found qualified, and the
Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
An invitation was read from Miriam Rebekah Lodge, No.
3, to attend a social gathering to be held to-morrow evening,
which was on motion accepted with the thanks of the Grand
Lodge.
A telegram was read from Bro. T. C. Gray, P.G.M., Nelson, regretting his inability to attend and wishing the Grand
Lodge a most successful Session, which was, on motion, ordered to be received and filed.
Representative D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3, gave the following notice, which was referred to the Committee on Legislation :—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
I hereby give notice that at to-morrow's session of this  Grand
Lodge I will make the following motion:
That Sec. 2, Art. IV of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges
be amended as follows:
Strike out the word "ten" in line seven and insert the word
"eight" in lieu.
Strike out the words "seven dollars and fifty cents" in line ten, and
insert the word "six" in lieu.
Strike out the word "five" in line thirteen, and insert the word
""four" in lieu thereof.
D. E. MACKENZIE. 20
57
By direction the Grand Warden retired and conferred the
Grand Lodge Degree on the following Past Grands in the
ante-room: R. Gillard, G. A. Thompson, E. Mulholland, A.
J. Malicord, R. Booth, B. Hirst, No. 5; T. W. Mouat, No. 20;
E. Lundeberg, No. 22.
The Grand Secretary gfave the following: notice of motion,
which was referred to the Committee on Legislation:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
I hereby give notive. that to-morrow I will move the following
amendments to the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge and to the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges:—
Strike out By-Law No. 10 of the Grand Lodge and substitute the
following:
A fine of two dollars per month shall be due and payable to the
Grand Lodge by every Lodge of this Jurisdiction for every month
that may elapse after the close of the terms ended 30th June and 31st
December of each year until the returns mentioned in Sec. 4 and 5 of
Art. IX of the Grand Lodge Constitution, and the per capita tax due
the Grand Lodge are received by the Grand Secretary; and further,
should any Lodge or its Officers fail to forward the returns and per
capita tax due for the term ending 31st December of any year so as to
reach the Grand Secretary on the 31st day of March next following, it
shall be debarred from representation at the next ensuing Session of
the Grand Lodge.
Add new clause to Sec.
Lodges as follows:
Of
Art.  X, Constitution *ol Subordinate
A fine of two dollars per month shall be payable by this Lodge to
the Grand Lodge for every month that may elapse after the close of
the terms ending 30th June and 31st December of each year until the
returns mentioned in Sec. 2 and 3 of this Article and the per capita tax
•due to the Grand Lodge are received by the Grand Secretary; and further, should this Lodge or its officers fail to forward the returns and per
capita tax due for the term ending 31st December of any year so as to
reach the Grand Secretary on the 31st March next following, it shall
be debarred from representation at the next ensuing Session of the
Grand Lodge.
FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secretary. 2058
A communication was read from the Grand Lodee of In
&
diana inviting members of this Jurisdiction to become its
guests during the Session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge at
Indianapolis in September next, whch was referred to the
Committee on the State of the Order.
The Committee on Petitions presented the following report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. O. F.:
Your Committee on Petitions beg to report that we have examined
the petitions for the undermentioned Subordinate Lodges, and find
the law has been complied with in each case, and recommend that
charters be issued accordingly.
Gateway Lodge, No. 45, located at Grand Forks, B.C., with the
following charter members: C. A. Powell, P.G.; Fred Clark, Gordon
T. Park, Geo. K. Bradshaw and A. L. Clements.
Snowshoe Lodge, No. 46, to be located at Phoenix, B..C, with the
following charter members: Alexander McDonald, Charles A. Mc-
Clung, Robert A. Scott, D. Whiteside, J. S. Paterson, George R.
Mead and Thomas J. Hardy.
E. F. GERSTER,
H.  FULTON,
F. A.  BILLINGSLEY.
JAS GLEN,
G. COLES,
DAVID ARNOT,
J. A. STONE,
The Committee on Legislation presented the following
Report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee oi> Legislation beg to report on the proposed
amendment of Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution of the Grand
Lodge, notice of which has been given by Bro. E. C. Arthur, Grand
Chaplain; H. J. Raymer, P.G.M.,No. 36, and A. Mitchell, No. 8. While
the members of the Committee are in favor of a reduction in the repre- 2059
sentation, we are not inclined to recommend the reduction in the manner proposed by the amendment.
THOS. TAYLOR,
M.  PHILLIPS,
W. J. KERR,
JOS. E. PI IILLIPS,
RALPH SMAILES,
J. L. McTAGGART,
H. J. RAYMER.
The Committee on Laws of Subordinates submitted the
following Report, which was adopted :—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Laws of Subordinates beg to report that we
have examined the following By Laws and amendments thereto of the
Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges of this Jurisdiction with the result
noted against each.
Royal City Lodge, No. 3, new code.—Approved,
Amity Lodgie, No, 27, new code.—Approved.
Deborah Rebekah Lodge, No. 13, new code.—Approved.
Boundary Valley Lodge, No. 38, and Gateway Lodge, No. 45, submitted new code of By-Laws which were almost identical. These we
approved with some minor amendments, but declined to approve provision for the payment of dues in advance, the Grand Lodge not having
given permission to the Subordinate Lodges to adopt such a provision, and as we are of opinion that such an enactment would lead to
undesirable complications in determining when a member is in arrears
for dues and not entitled to benefits.   (See Sec. 310 White's Digest.)
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Wildey Lodge, No. 44, *iew code.—Approved with some minor
amendments.
Union Lodge No. 11, amendment to Art. XIX, Sec. 1, reducing
sick benefits to $2.50 per week after twelve months' sickness.—Approved.
Victoria Lodge, No. 1, amendment to An I, Sec. 2, alteration of
hour of meeting.—Approved. ra
206o
Cloverdale Lodge, No. 15, amendment to Sec. 1, Art. XX, fixing
sick benefits to third degree members at $2 for first week, $7 for next
25 weeks, $5 for next 26 weeks and $3 per week after twelve months'
continuous sickness.—Approved.
Selkirk Lodge No. 12, amendment to Sec. 1, Art. XIX, payment
of sick benefits to third degree members, $3 "for first week, $10 for next
25 weeks, $7.50 next 26 weeks, $5 per week for next three years' continuous sickness, then $1 per week. To other mmbers, $3 for first
week, $6 for next 25 weeks, $4.50 for next 26 weeks, $3 for next three
years and $1 per week thereafter.—Approved.
Gold Range Lodge, No. 22, changing night of meeting from Wednesday to Saturday.—Approved.
Tatnai Lodge, No. 9. amendment to Sec. 1, Art. XVIII, creating
a "contingent" fund.—Approved.
EDWARD BRAGG,
J. YORK,
JAMES BELL,
The Grand Secretary submitted the following Report,
which was, on motion, ordered to be received and printed in
the proceedings of this Session, and the thanks of the Grand
Lodge tendered to the Grand Secretary for preparing the
Report.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
The appointment of a Committee on Satistics re dues and benefits
having been inadvertently overlooked at the last Session, I take the
liberty of presenting herewith a tabulated abstract of the reports of
Subordinate Lodges on this subject for the past ten years, so as to
prevent a break in continuity of these reports which have been regularly submitted to this Grand Lodge since 1894 in conformity with a
recommendation made by the Sovereign Grand Lodge at its Session
of 1893.
These reports are self-explanatory and require very little comment.
It is gratifying, however, to note that they show a steady diminution in
the ten years' averages reported on since 1894 in the very important
heads of "Cost per Member for Relief and "Cost per Member for
Current Expenses."
Yours fraternally,
FRED DAVEY,
Grand Secret
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Of Subordinate Lodges for Ten Years Ending December, 1900.
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The time fixed by the Constitution of the Grand Lodge
for the election of officers for the ensuing year having arrived,
the following nominations were offered:—
For Grand Master—Wm. Hogg, No. 10, nominated by
H. J. Raymer, P.G.M., No. 36.
For Deputy Grand Master—A. Graham, No. 1, nominated by A. G. Shaw, No. 16.
P. W. Dempster, No. 2, nominated by D. E. Mackenzie,
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For Grand Warden—T. Taylor, No. 41, nominated by
J. Palmer, No. 12.
J. Newton, No. 20, nominated by G. T. Fox, No 2.
42.
E. C. Arthur, No. 16, nominated by F. E. Simpson, Xo.
R. May, No. 2.J, nominated by E. L. Webber, No. 2.J.
For Grand Secretary—F. Davey, No. 1, nominated by F,
Carne, P.G.M., No. 1.
For Grand Treasurer—T. F. Neelands, Xo. 8. nominated
by A. Sheret, Xo. 4.
For Grand Representative—W. H. Morton, P.G.M., No.
5, nominated by A. Henderson, P.G.M., Xo. 2.
G. R. Gordon, No. 26, nominated bv A. H. Clements,
No. 16.
The Grand Master appointed A. Henderson, P.G.M., Xo.
2; H. B. Gilmour, P.G.M., No. 10, and T. A. Mtiir, No. 3, to
act as tellers.
There being but one nominee for the office of Grand
Master, the Grand Secretary was, on motion, directed to cast
the ballot for the Grand Lodge in favor of Bro. W. Hogg,
No. 10, and this having- been done, Bro. Hogg" was declared
duly elected Grand Master for the ensuing- year. 206^
The ballot was spread for the election of Deputy Grand
Master and the following result announced:
Number of votes cast, ioo. A. Graham, No. i, received
71 votes: P. W. Dempster, No. 2, received 28 votes; blank 1.
Bro. A. Graham, No. 1, having received a majority of the
votes cast was declared duly elected Deputy Grand Master for
the ensuing- year.
The ballot was then spread for the election of Grand Warden, with the following result:
Number of votes cast, 100. Bro. Taylor, Xo. 41, received 11 votes. Bro. Newton, No. 20, received 45 votes.
Bro. Arthur, No. 16, received 2,7 votes. Bro. May, No. 27,.
received 16 votes.   Blank, 1.
Neither candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast,
the ballot was again spread, the name of Bro. Taylor, No. 41,.
being dropped, with the following result:
Number of votes cast, 100. Bro. Newton, No. 20, received 47 votes. Bro. Arthur, No. 16, received 45 votes. Bro.
May, No. 27, received 7 votes.   Blank, 1.
■ No majority appearing for either candidate, a fresh ballot was spread, Bro. May's name being dropped, and the following result announced:
Number of votes cast, too. Bro. Newton, No. 20, received 49 votes. Bro. Arthur, No. 16, received 50 votes.
Blank, 1.
The Grand Master decided that neither candidate had
received a majority of votes cast, and a fresh ballot was spread
with the following result:
Number of votes cast, 100.    Bro. Newton, Xo. 20, received 46 votes.    Brother Arthur, No. 16, received 53 votes.
Blank, 1.
Bro. E. C. Arthur, M.D., No. 16, having received a majority of the votes cast, was declared duly elected Grand
Warden for the ensuing year. 2066
Bro. F. Davey, No. I, being the only nominee for the
office of Grand Secretary, was declared duly elected, the vote
of the Grand Lodge being cast by the Deputy Grand Master
for his election.
Bro. T. F. Neelands, No. 8, being the only nominee for
Grand Treasurer, was declared duly elected, the Grand Secretary by order of the Grand Lodge casting the ballot for his
election.
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The ballot was spread for Grand Representative, with the
wing result:
Number of votes cast, ioo. Bro. Morton, P.G.M., No. z,
received 68 votes. Bro. G. R. Gordon, No. 26, received 32
votes.   Blank, 1.
Bro. Morton, P.G.M., No. 5, was accordingly declared
•duly elected Grand Representative for two years.
E. C. Arthur, No. 16, Grand Chaplain, gave the following
notice of motion, which was referred to the Committee on
Legislation:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
I hereby give notice that at to-morrow's session of the Grand
Lodge I will move to add the following section to the Constitution of
Subordinate Lodges, viz.:—
The Treasurer of every Subordinate Lodge shall be bonded at the
expense of the Lodge in some guarantee company doing business in
British Columbia, for the minimum sum of five hundred dollars, and
such further sum as the Lodge may by resolution from time to time
determine.
E. C. ARTHUR.
On motion the Grand Lodge adjourned to 0:^0 a.m. to-
morrow. 2067
SECOND   DAY.
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 9:30 a.m., pursuant to
adjournment, the Grand Officers and a quorum of Representatives being present.
All present were examined, found qualified and the
Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
The minutes of yesterday's Session were read and
adopted.
Representative J. Neen, No. 20, gave the following notice
of motion, which was referred to the Committee on Legis-
latiotion:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, L 0. 0. F.:
I hereby give notice that to-morrow I will move that the following
clause be added to Article IV and numbered Section 9 in the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges, viz:—
Any Subordinate Lodge of this Jurisdiction may enact a by-law
pro.viding that any member of this Lodge residing within a radius of
two miles of this Lodge, failing to visit his Lodge at least once in
every three months may be fined the sum of one dollar for each three
months of continuous absence, the same to be charged at the 'end of
each term as dues.
Sickness of self or family or absence from the locality of the Lodge
shall be deemed sufficient excuse for such absence, and therefore not
liable to the fine.
Lodges shall furnish suitable register for members' signatures,
which shall be in charge of the Outside Guardian.
J. NEEiV. 2068
The Committee on the State of the Order presented a
Report, which was ordered to be received and considered
seriatem.
Clause i was adopted.
Clause 2—Adopted.
Clause 3 was on motion referred back to Committee for
amendment.
Clause 3 as amended was adopted.
Clause 4—Adopted.
Clause 5 was on motion struck out,
Clause 6—Adopted
Clause 7—Adopted.
Clause 8—Adopted.
Clause 9—Adopted.
Clause io—Adopted.
Clause ii—Adopted.
Clause 12—Adopted.
The report of the Committee as amended was adopted.
The report as finally adopted reads as follows:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committe on the State of the Order beg leave to submit the
following report:—
i. In reference to the report of the District Deputy Grand Master
on Rossland Lodge, No. 36, we desire to state that a protest has been
entered against said report; and that after considering the data presented and reading the Grand Master's report on said Lodge, your
Committee have reason to believe, notwithstanding the report of the 2069
District Deputy, that Rossland Lodge is in a good financial condition,
and that it is apparent that its affairs are being handled with ordinary
-care and ability.
2. This Committee heartily endorses the prompt and able manner
in which the Grand Master expressed the sorrow of the Odd Fellows of
this Jurisdiction on the loss of our beloved Queen, and thank him for
the evidence of the kindly appreciation of the King as shown in the
official correspondence on file and which has become a part of the
Tecords of this Grand Lodge.
3. As to the suggested amalgamation o»f the two Lodges at Revelstoke, your Committee has heard statements by representatives of
hoth Lodges, and in view of the information gleaned, cannot endorse
the recommendation of the Grand Master that these two Lodges amalgamate.
4. The Committee recommend that the Grand Master correspond
with Carson Lodge, No. 37, suggesting that the charter be surrendered, and that the members seek affiliation with neighboring Lodges.
5. The Committee heartily endorses the suggestions of the Grand
Master in reference to the condition of the Rebekah Lodges, and would'
urge the fact upon the Grand Lodge that this branch of the Order
is one deserving the earnest support and co-operation of every Odd
Fellow.
6. The Committee recommends that great care be exercised in the
appointments of D. D. G. M.'s, and believes the grouping of Lodges
into one district would prove beneficial to the Order. Appreciating
the difficulty of a geographical division that would be just and equitable, your Committee would recommend that a special committee be
appointed to investigate conditions, decide upon boundary lines, and
report at the next session of this Grand Lodge. We would heartily
endorse the Grand Master's suggestion that D. D. G. M.'s be required
to make quarterly reports to the Grand Master, thus enabling him to
keep in closer touch with the Order throughout the Jurisdiction.
7. After reading the reports of the Grand Master, Grand Secretary
and District Deputy Grand Masters, the Committee take pleasure in
congratulating the Grand Lodge on the healthy condition of the order
throughout the province, and the commendable growth experienced
•during the year.
8. The Committee regrets the fact set forth in the Grand Secretary's report that some lodges are dilatory in making their reports, and 2070
would suggest that some action be taken to impose a penalty upon all
lodges guilty of such delay.
9. The Committee endorse the suggestion of the Grand Secretary for having a memorial page inserted in the report this year to the
memory of the late Brother A. Phillips, P.G.M., who served so long"
and loyally in the ranks o5 Odd Fellowship, and also to other members-
of the Grand Lodge who have died during the past year.
10. Regarding the communication from the Grand Lodge of Indiana, asking for the co-operation of this Grand Lodge to make the
meeting of the Sovereign Grand Lodge at Indianapolis a successful
demonstration. Your Committee would suggeste that this responsibility rests upon the representatives of this Lodge, and your Committee
feels satisfied that all that can be done to advance the Order of Odd
Fellowship will be done by the B. C. representatives.
Respectfully submitted.
GEO. R. GORDON
F. E. SIMPSON,
J. IRVINE,
H. SIDDALL,
A. C. AITKEN,
A. H. CLEMENTS.
The Committee on Legislation presented the following-
report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Legislation beg to report on recommendation-
contained on page 1996, clause 1, of -the Grand Master's report re
alteration of the form of application for membership as follows:
Your Committee fully concur with the recommendation therein
contained, and recommend the same be adopted.
THOS. TAYLOR,
RALPH SMAILES,
H. J. RAYMER,
JOS.  E. PHILLIPS,
W. J. KERR,
M. PHILLIPS,
J. L McTAGGART.   2071
Majority and minority reports were submitted by the
Committee on Legislation, which were ordered to be received
and considered with the amendment to the Constitution of
Subordinate Lodges to which they refer,
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Legislation beg leave to report as follows on
the proposed amendment of Clause 2, Article IV, Subordinate Lodge
Constitution, as proposed by Bro. D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3, as follows:
The majority of our Committee are heartily in favor of the proposed amendment and would recommend its adoption.
THOS. TAYLOR,
RALPH SMA1LES,
H. J. RAYMER,
M. PHILLIPS.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, J. 0. 0. F.:
The minority of your Committee on Legislation beg to report as
follows: In our opinion the passage of the proposed amendment to
Cluase 2, Article IV, of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges will
work a great hardship on a number of old and rich Lodges of this Jurisdiction.
JQS. E. PHILLIPS,
J. L. McTAGGART,
W. J. KERR.
It was Resolved, That the consideration of the proposed
amendments to the Constitution of the Grand Lodge and Subordinate Lodges be the first order of business to-morrow
morning. f^j
On motion the Grand Lodge adjourned to 1 o'clock p.m. 2072
AFTERNOON SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 1 o'clock p.m., the
Grand Lodge Officers and a quorum of Representatives being
present.
All present were examined and reported qualified, and
the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The Roll of Officers and Representatives was called.
The Committee on Petitions presented the following
report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Petitions beg to report that we have examined the petition of Peerless Lodge, No. 33, and find the law has been
complied with and recommend that permission be granted Peerless
Lodge, No. 33, to amalgamate with Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
G.  COLES.
F. A. BILLINGSLEY,
JAS. GLEN,
E. F. GERSTER,
H. FULTON,
J. A. STONE,
DAVID ARNOT.
It was on motion Resolved, That the action of the Grand
Lodge this morning in adopting Clause 3 of the Report of the
Committee on State of the Order, be re-considered.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That Clause 3 of the
Report of the Committee on State of the Order be struck out
of the Report.
The Committee on Mileage and Per Diem presented the
following report, which was adopted:— 2073
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. O. F.:
Your Committee on Mileage and per Diem beg to recommend the
payment of per diem for five extra days to the representative of Union
Lodge, No. ii, owing to the fact that transportation facilities are such
that he is compelled to remain that much extra time in Nanaimo to
attend this Session.
T. S. BROWN,
JAS. MATHIE,
W.  H. WALSH,
A. CLELAND,
E. C. ARTHUR,
F. TAYLOR,
JACOB NEEN.
The Committee on Petitions presented a report, which
was, on motion, referred back for further consideration.
The  Committee  on Judiciary submitted the following
report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Judiciary approves of all dispensations granted
and permissions given by the Grand Master, with the exception of' the
permission given to Silver City Lodge, No. 39, for the following
reasons:
Your Committee fail to find any law authorizing a Grand Master to
suspend the operations of a by-law of a Subordinate Lodge. The By-
Laws of a Lodge can only be altered, amended or rescinded in the
manner prescribed in the By-Laws themselves, and they become operative only after approval by the committee of this Grand Lodge on the
laws of Subordinates. As the approval of the action of the Grand
Master in authorizing the suspension of a section of by-laws*of a Lodge
would create a precedent which is undesirable, we would recommend
that the action be not approved.
Report of D. D. G. M., District No. 1.—Your Committee are of
the opinion that the D. D. G. M. erred in his decision as to the time
when an amendment to the By-Laws of* a Lodge comes into force.
Where specific provision is made in the Laws of the Order it is the 2074
duty of all officers vested .with judicial functions to render their decisions in accordance with these laws.
In the present case the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges, Sec.
2, Article XIII, provide that the By-Laws of a Lodge are in force
from the time of their approval by the Committee on Laws of Subordinates, and the D. D. G. M. should have decided accordingly. It is
quite possible that before an amendment to the By-Laws of a Lodge
(which are registered under the Benevolent Societies Act) should also
be registered before it would be accepted as legal evidence in the law
courts of the Province, but this fact does not nullify or supersede the
provisions of the Constitution on the subject.
All other questions and decisions are approved of by your Committee.
Fraternally submitted.
T. F. NEELANDS,
P. W. DEMPSTER,
R. W. FAWCETT,'
H. FOOKS,
THOS. EMBLETON,
F. E. COOPER,
WALLACE LAW.
The Committee on Legislation submitted the following
report, which was ordered to be laid on the table and considered with the proposed amendments to the Constitutions, etc.,
dealt with therein to-morrow morning.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Legislation to whom was referred the proposed addition to Article IV of the Subordinate Lodge Constitution as
submitted by Bro. Neen, beg leave to report adversely on the proposed amendment.
Your Committee are fully of the opinion that the better way to
insure a full attendance at Subordinate Lodge meetings is to make the
meetings interesting and instructive, which may be done m various
ways. For instance, by good floor work, and by cultivating the fraternal and social features of the Order. You cannot force the members,
but they may be induced to attend, and to attempt to force them would 2075
be to increase the causes for suspension for non-payment of dues.   We
therefore express our disapproval of the proposed amendment.
Your Committee recommends the adoption of the amendments
proposed by the Grand Secretary dealing with the By-Law No. 10 of
the Grand Lodge, Section 3, of Article X, Constitution of Subordinate
Lodges.
Your Committee would also recommend the adoption of the
amendment to Section 1 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge as presented by Bro. Siddall, as in their opinion it would tend to materially
reduce' the expenses of the Grand Lodge Session, which, we consider,
is highly desirable.
Your Committee are in favor of the proposed amendments to the
Constitution of Subordinate Lodges providing for the bonding of
Treasurer from a business point of view, but we are further of the
opinion that the enforcement of an amendment of this nature might
have a tendency to create a feeling of dissatisfaction in Subordinate
Lodges in remote localities.
THOS. TALYOR,
RALPH  SMAILES,
M. PHILLIPS,
W. J. KERR,
J. L. McTAGGART,
H. J. RAYMER,
JOS. E. PHILLIPS.
It was moved and seconded, That the next Annual Meeting of this Grand Lodge be held at Rossland.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That the question of
the place of meeting of this Grand Lodge next year be laid
over until to-morrow and that in the meantime the Committee
on Mileage and Per Diem, in conjunction with the Committee
on Finance, be instructed to furnish a report as to the expense
of meeting* at Rossland.
On motion the Grand Lodge adjourned to 9 o'clock a.m.
to-morrow. 2076
THIRD DAY.
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 9 o'clock a.m., pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Lodge Officers and a
quorum of Representatives being present.
All present were examined, reported duly qualified and
the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
The minutes of yesterday's Session were read and
adopted.
The consideration of the proposed amendments to the
Grand Lodge and Subordinate Lodge Constitutions being the
first order of business, E. C. Arthur, M.D., Grand Chaplain,
moved the following amendment to the Grand Lodge Constitution, Article II, Sec. 3, of which notice had been given,
which was seconded.
Omit all the words after the word" representative" in the second
line to the end of the first sentence and insert the following, viz: "Who
shall have upon a poll one vote, for the first fifty members or less of
said Subordinate Lodge, in good standing; and one vote for every fifty
members over and above the first said number of fifty members,
in good standing/' After the word "alternate" in ninth line
omit the words "for each representative elected"; in line ten change "a"
to "the"; in line twelve omit the words "receiving the highest number
of votes."
Section as amended:—
Sec. 3. Every Subordinate Lodge shall be entitled in this Grand
Lodge to one representative who shall have upon a poll one vote for
the first fifty members or less, of said Subordinate Lodge, in good
standing; and one vote for every fifty members over and above the
said first number of fifty members in good standing. Representatives
must be Past Grands in good standing, and shall be elected by the
Lodge at the first regular meeting in May of each year to serve one
year from the beginning of said Annual Communication. Provided that
no new Lodge shall be entitled to representation in this Grand Lodge
until it has paid at least one semi-anrual tax.   Each Lodee shall at the 2077
same time elect one alternate, and in case the representative shall be
unable to attend the Session of the Grand Lodge, then the alternate
may attend in his place and have all the powers and privileges of a representative. Vancancies may be filled at any time to serve the remainder of the term.
E. C. ARTHUR,
Grand Chaplain.
H.J. RAYMER,
ALEX. MITCHELL.
The report of the Commitee on Legislation on the proposed amendment having been read, the question was submitted to the vote, when five members called for the Ayes and
Nays, which were recorded as follows :—
Ayes—Davey, Raymer, P.G.M., Arthur, May, Palmer,
Newton, Carne, P.G.M., Gilchrist, Glenn, Ashwell, McLeod,
Kerr, W.J., Mathie, Collishaw, Clements, Shaw, A.G., Aitkin,
Irvine, Neen, Handlen, Morley, Shaw W., Stone, Fooks, Fulton, Warren, Coles, Embleton, Kerr D. E., Smailes, Lyons,
Arnot, Simpson, McKenzie A.B., Cooper, Lundeberg—36.
Nays—Johnstone, Hogg, Graham, Fox, Dempster, Parker, Taylor F., Fawcett, Mackenzie D.E., Walker, Phillips M.,
Phillips J. E., P.G.M., Bell, Billingsley, Nicholson, Crossan
P.G.M., Morton P.G.M., Neelands, Armstrong, Law, Cleland,
McTagfSfart, McDonald, Wilson, Abercrombie, Brown, Gor-
don, Gerster, Walsh, McPherson, Webber, Brayshaw, Siddall,
Taylor T.—34. M
The motion not having received the requisite number of
votes, was declared lost.
Representative D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3, moved the resolution of which notice was given yesterday to amend Sec.
Art. IV of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges, which was
seconded by Representative T. S. Brown, No. 26.
The previous question was moved and carried, whereupon
the Ayes and Nays were called for and ordered with the following result:—
Ayes—Tohnstone, Graham, Davey, Raymer, P.G.M.,
Arthur, May, Palmer, Carne, P.G.M., D. E. Mackenzie,
Walker, M. Phillips, Neelands, McLeod, Mathie, Collishaw,
Clements, A. G. Shaw, Lundeberg, Stone, Brown, Gordon, 2078
Gerster,  Walsh, McPherson,   Webber,   Warren,   Embleton.
Smailes, Arnot, T. Taylor, A. B. McKenzie, Cooper—32.
Nays—Hogg, Fox, Dempster, Parker, Newton, F. Taylor, Fawcett, J. E. Phillips, P.G.M, Bell, Billingsley, Nicholson, Crossan, P.G.M., Morton, P.G.M., Gilchrist, Glenn, Ashwell, W. J. Kerr, Armstrong, Law, Cleland, McTaggart, McDonald, Aitkin, Wilson, Irvine, Neen, Handlen, Morley, W.
Shaw, Abercrombie, Fooks, Fulton, Brayshaw, Siddall, Coles,
D. E. Kerr, Lyons, Simpson, Henderson, P.G.M.—39.
A majority of votes appearing in the negative, the motion
was declared lost.
It was on motion Resolved, That the minority report of
the Committee on Legislation dealing with the foregoing proposed amendment be adopted.
Representative Neen, No. 20, moved the addition of Sec.
9 to Article IV of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodges,
notice of which was given yesterday, which was seconded by
Representative Handlen, No. 20, and declared to be carried.
Representative Siddall, No. 33, moved the amendment to
By-Law No. 1 of the Grand Lodge, of which notice was given
yesterday, which was seconded by Representative J. E. Phillips, P.G.M., No. 4. The Ayes and Nays were demanded and
recorded as follows :—
Aves—Davey, Dempster, Raymer, P.G.M., Newton,
Carne,' P.G.M., Walker, M. Phillips, J. E. Phillips, P.G.M.,
Bell, Billingsley, Glenn, Ashwell, W. J. Kerr, McTaggart, Collishaw, Aitkin, Handlen, Lundeberg, W. Shaw, Abercrombie,
McPherson, Webber, Fulton, Brayshaw, Siddall, Coles, Em-
bleton, D. E. Kerr, Smailes, T. Taylor, A. B. McKenzie, Henderson, P.G.M.—32.
Nays—Johnstone, Hogg, Graham, Fox, Arthur, May,
Parker, Palmer, F. Taylor, Fawcett, D. E. Mackenzie, Nicholson, Crossan, P.G.M., Morton, P.G.M., Gilchrist, Neelands,
McLeod, Armstrong, Law, Cleland, McDonald, Mathie, Clements, A. G. Shaw, Wilson, Irvine, Neen, Morley, Stone.
Brown, Bordon, Gerster, Walsh, Fooks, Warren, Lyons,
Arnot, Simpson, Cooper.—39.
Not having received a majority of the votes cast, the motion was declared lost.
The Grand Lodge Degree was conferred on A. Mathe-
son, P.G., No. 5, in the ante-room by the Grand Warden.
The Grand Lodge on motion adjourned to 1 o'clock p.m. 2079
AFTERNOON SESSION
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at i o'clock p.m., pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Lodge Officers and a
quorum of Representatives being present.
The Grand Marshal reported all present properly qualified, and the Grand Lodge was declared open for business.
It was on motion Resolved, That the call of the Roll be
•dispensed with.
E. C. Arthur, M.D., Grand Chaplain, moved the amendment to the Subordinate Lodge Constitution re bonding of
Treasurers of Subordinate Lodges in a guarantee company,
notice of which was given yesterday, seconded by Representative F. E. Simpson, No. 42. On being submitted to the vote
42 votes were cast for and 25 against the motion. Not receiving the necessary two-thirds vote the motion was declared
lost.
The Grand Secretary moved the resolution of which
notice was given yesterday to amend By-Law No. 10 of the
Grand Lodge and Sec. 3, Art. X of the Constitution of Subordinate Lodees, which was seconded and declared carried.
The Commitee on Mileage and Per Diem and Finance
presented the following reports, which were on motion
received:—
To
the Lrran
d Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem beg to report as follows regarding the matter of holding the next Session of this Grand
Lodge at Rossland. Considering the representation to be the same as
this year and omitting the appointed officers, whose location is not at 2O80
present known, we find that the mileage would be $2,921.40 as against
$1,286.30 for the present Session, or an increase of $1,635.10.
T. S. BROWN,
JAS. MATHIE,
W. H. WALSH,
F. TAYLOR,
A. CLELAND,
E. C. ARTHUR,
JACOB NEEN.
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Finance Committee beg to report the estimated cost—based
on figures supplied by Mileage and Per Diem Committee of holding
the next Session at Rossland, based on present attendance, as follows:
Mileage of 12 Grand Officers, 54 Representatives, at 10 els.
per mile  $2,921 40
Five Appointed Officers, at an average 'expense of $45 each 225 00
Per Diem for 71 members at $2 per day  426 00
$3,57:
The above sums, we may say, added to the other ordinary expenses
in connection with the Grand Lodge would necessitate a per capita
tax of $1.50* unless other arrangements were made.
D. McPHERSON,
F. CARNE,
DAN McLEOD,
C. E. LYONS,
CHAS. A. WARREN,
J. B. NICHOLSON,
J. W. ARMSTRONG.
The question recurring to the motion laid over from yesterday that the next Annual Meeting of this Grand Lodge be
held at Rossland, it was moved as an amendment that the word
"Rossland" be struck out and the words "New Westminster"
be inserted in lieu. The amendment was put and declared
dulv carried. 208l
The  Committee on  Petitions  presented  the  following
report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
We Your Committee on Petitions have duly examined the petition
of the members of the late Perseverance Lodge, No. 29, at Northfield,
and find that the law has been complied with, and recommend that the
charter and effects of said Lodge, now in the possession of the Grand
Lodge, be restored accordingly. We also recommend that the usua
supplies to new Lodges be donated to said Lodge when reorganizec
DAVID ARNOT,
J. A. STONE,
JAMES GLEN,
E. F. GERSTER,
H.   FULTON,
G. COLES,
F. A. BILLINGSLEY,
The  Committee  on  Petitions  submitted the following
report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
We your Committee on Petitions.have duly examined the petition
of the Board of Trustees of the Odd Fellows' Sanitarium at Gainsville,
Florida, for permission to solicit subscriptions for that institution in
this Jurisdiction, and recommend that the request therein contained be
granted.
DAVID ARNOT,
G. COLES,
F. A. BILLINGSLEY,
J. A. STONE,
H.  FULTON,
JAMES GLEN,
It was on motion Resolved :•
That a Special Committee of three be appointed at this Session to
take into consideration the present cost of working this Grand Lodge,
F. GERSTER and to suggest such steps as chey may consider advisable to reduce the
same, within the lines compatible with due efficiency, and report at the
next Session of this Grand Lodge. If their suggestions should require
an alteration to any of the laws of this Grand Body that they be instructed to draft the amendments necessary and give the requisite
notice.
The Committe on State of the Order submitted a report,
which was on motion referred back to the Committee for
amendment. <    <
The Committee on Mileage and Per Diem presented the
following report, which was adopted:— 2083
To the Grand Lodge of B. C, I. O. O. F.
Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem beg to report that
we have examined the Certificates of the Officers and Representatives in attendance at this Session and find them entitled to the
amounts stated against their respective names :
Names.
OFFICERS.
W. E. Johnstone, G.M.
W.Hogg, D.G.M 	
A. Graham, G.W	
F. Davey, G.S	
G. T. Fox, G.T  	
P. W. Dempster, G.R..
H.J.Ravmer,P.G.M,GR
E.C.Arthur,M.D.,G.Ch.
R. May, G. Mar	
A. Parker, G.G..	
J. Palmer, G.C	
J. Newton, G. H	
REPRESENTATIVES.
F. Carne, P.G.M	
F. Taylor	
R. W. Fawcett.	
D. E.  Mackenzie	
D. Walker	
M. Phillips	
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W. Gilchrist	
J. Glen        	
G. H. Ashwell	
T.  F.  Neelands	
D. McLeod	
W. J.  Kerr	
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6 10j
6 10
6 101
7 301
7 30
30
1 40
• 1 40
10 50
3 60
3 60
28 70
3 60
3 60
3 60
3 60
8 00'
9 60
9 60
13 30
13 30
13 30
13 30
65 90
65 50
12 10
9 60
47 50
6 00
13 30
13 30
13 30
12 10
12 10
12 10
13 30
13 30
13 30
6 00
6 00
6 00
7 40
7 40
16 50
9 60
9 60
34 70
9 60
9 60
9 60
9 60
24 00 2084
O
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J
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q
Names.
O
Location.
O
s    H
Total.
-
O
12
O
3
|
\
J. Mathie	
Revelstoke..
1 6 00J415
$41
50
47 50
R. B. Collishaw	
15 Cloverdale..
3
6 00 64
6 40
12 40
A. H. Clements	
16 Nelson	
3
6 00 595
59 50
65 50
A. G. Shaw	
16         do
3
6 00 595
59 50
65 50
A. C. Aitkin	
17 Duncan ...
3
6 00 33
'3 30
9 30
R. Wilson	
18 Vernon	
19 Mt. Pleasant
3
3
6 00 417
6 00  36
41 70
3 60
47 70
Rev. J. Irvine 	
9 00
J. Nsen	
20 Nanaimo.. ..
3
6 00 ...l
1
•
i> 00
J. Handlen	
20 do
21 Ladner	
3
3
6 00 ..
6 00  71
t> 00
S. Morley	
7
10j
13 10
E. Lundeberg	
22 North Bend.
3
6 00 165
16
50|
22 50
W, Shaw	
23 Ashcroft	
3
6 00 240
24 001
30 00
R. H. Abercrombie	
24 Eburne	
3
6 00 42
4
201
10 20
J. A.  Stone	
25 Revelstoke..
3
6 00415
41
50
47 50
T. S.  Brown	
26 Vancouver..
3
6 00  36
3
60
9 60
G. R. Gordon	
26         do
3
6 00 36i
3 60
9 t>0
E. F. Gerster 	
26         do
3
6 00  36
3
60
9 60
W. H. Walsh	
26         do
3
6 00 36
3 60
9 60
D. McPherson	
27N,   Westm'r
27         do
3
3
6 00  61
6 00  61
6
6
10
10
12 10
E. L. Webber.....	
12 10
H. Eooks	
28 Agassiz	
3
6 00 107
10
70
16 70
H. Fulton	
31 Ladysmith..
3
6 00   14
1
40
7 40
T. M. Brayshaw	
33 Victoria ....
3
6 00  73!
7
30
13 30
H. Siddall
33
do
fi-nlfifvn   .
3
3
3
6 00 73!
6 00511
6 00    5,
1
51
30
10
50
13 30
C. A. Warren
34
57 10
G. Coles	
35 Cedar	
6 50
T. Embleton	
36 Rossland....
3
6 00 599
59
90
65 90
D. E. Kerr	
36         do
3
6 00 599
59
90
65 90
38
Greenwood .
3
6 00 657
65
70
71 70
C. E. Lyons	
39
3
6 00 519
51
90
57 90
D. Arnot	
40
Slocan City.
3
6 00 532
53
20
59 20
T. Taylor	
41
Trout Lake.
3
6 00 456
45
60|
51 60
F. E.  Simpson	
42
Cran brook.
3
6 00 733
73
30!
79 30
A. B. McKenzie	
43
Trail	
3
6 00 590
59
00
65 00
F. E. Cooper	
45
Grand Forks
3
$
6 00 635
 [
430 00    $
1
63
50
40
69 50
1286
$1716 40
Fraternally submitted,
T. S. BROWN,
W. H. WALSH,
A. CLELAND.
JACOB NEEN,
F. TAYLOR,
JAS. MATHIE,
E. C. ARTHUR. 2085
The Committee on State of the Order presented the following report, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on the State of the Order respectfully submit the
following supplementary report:
We would advise that the recommendations of the Grand Master
in reference to the establishment of a Home for the Aged and Orphans
be give:, earnest attention, and that a committee of five be appointed
with the Grand Master as chairman, to devise the best methods for
raising funds for such a purpose, and that such committee be authorized
to proceed at once, in conjunction with the Grand Master elect, to
make the necessary arrangements for securing money for this fund.
Your Committee would also recommend that the per capita tax
for Odd Fellows' Home and the Honue for the Aged be not assessed
this year, owing to the extra expense incurred by this Session.
GEO. R. GORDON,
A. H. CLEMENTS,
J. IRVINE,
F. E. SIMPSON,
A. C. AITKEN.
The Committee on Finance submitted the following: re
port, which was adopted:—
To the Grand Lodge of British Columbia, I. 0. 0. F.:
Your Committee on Finance beg to submit the following estimate
"of revenue and expenditure for the coming year.
In view of the increased expense attending this Session, we have
not provided for a grant to the Odd Fellows' Home Fund, nor the
Aged Odd Fellows' Fund.
REVENUE.
Cash balance, June ist, 1901 $1,715 23
Per capita tax, 3,300 members at  90c   (45c 30th
June and 45c 31st December, 1901)     2,970 00
       $4,685 23 2086
EXPENDITURE.
Grand Secretary's salary  $600 00
Grand Master's expenses  250 00
Sovereign Grand Lodge representative tax  150 00
Rent Grand Secretary's office  100 00
Printing  200 00
Premiums on bonds  25 00
Postage, Grand Secretary  30 00
Postage, Grand Master  15 00
Caretaker Grand Secretary's office  20 00
Grand Lodge card, Independent Odd Fellow.... 10 00
Janitor, this Session :. 10 00
Mileage and per diem this Session  1,716 40       3.126 40*
Balance $1,558 83
Fraternally submitted.
D. McPHERSON,
C. E. LYONS,
J. B. NICHOLSON,
CHAS. A. WARREN,
F. CARNE.
J. W. ARMSTRONG.
D. McLEOD.
Resolved, That the installation of Grand Lodge Officers-
be held in the Third Degree at eight o'clock this evening*.
Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed, consisting of the Grand Secretary, Representatives H. J. Raymer,
P.G.M., No. 36, and F. E. Cooper, No. 45, to make arrangements for the transportation of Officers and Representatives
attending the next Session of this Grand Lodge.
Resolved, That the Special Committee appointed last Session re members of defunct Lodges paying dues to and receiving benefits from the Grand Lodge be continued and granted
further time to report, also that the Committee be increased
bv three additional members.
The Chair appointed A. Henderson, P.G.M,, No. 2; J. E
Phillips, P.G.M., No. 4, and P. W. Dempster, No. 2, as the additional members of this Commitee. o87
Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered to Miriam Rebekah Lodge, No. 3, for the entertainment
furnished the members of this Grand Lodge last evening.
Resolved, That the hearty thanks of this Grand Lodge
are due and are hereby tendered the Subordinate Lodges of
this city for the fraternal and hospitable reception extended to
the members of this Grand Lodge and for the use of this hall
during this Session.
Resolved, That a vote of thanks be conveyed to the management of the Vancouver Coal Company for the courtesy and
kindness shown in taking the members of this Grand Lodge
through its mine yesterday afternoon.
On motion the Grand Lodge adjourned to 7:30 o'clock
this evening. 2088
EVENING SESSION.
The Grand Lodge re-assembled at 7130 p.m., pursuant to
adjournment, the Grand Lodge Officers and a quorum of Representatives present.
The Grand Marshal made the usual examination and reported all properly qualified.
The Deputy Grand Master declared the Grand Lodge
-open for business.
On motion the calling of the Roll was dispensed with.
The Grand Lodge was closed in the Grand Lodge Degree
and re-opened in the Third Degree.
The Third Degree members in waiting having been admitted, the secret work of the Initiatory, First, Second and
Third Degrees was exemplified by Grand Representative P.
W. Dempster, No. 2.
The Grand Master appointed J. D. Phillips, P.G.M., No.
4, and A. Henderson, P.G.M., No. 2, to present the officers
elect for installation.
W. Hogg, No. 10, was presented, obligated and duly installed as Grand Master for the ensuing year.
The Grand Master then installed the following "elective
officers in their respective chairs:—
A. Graham, No. 1, as Deputy Grand Master.
E. C. Arthur, No. 16, as Grand Warden.
EX Davey, No. 1, as Grand Secretary.
T. F. Neelands, No. S, as Grand Treasurer. 2089
The Grand Master appointed the following to fill the subordinate offices and they were duly installed in their respective
chairs:—
Rev. J. Irvine, No. 19, as Grand Chaplain
T. Taylor, No. 41, as Grand Marshal.
D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3, as Grand Conductor.
J. Newton, No. 20, as Grand Guardian.
J. Bell, No. 4, as Grand Herald.
The Grand Master appointed the following as District
Deputy Grand Masters:—
T. M. Brayshaw, No. 33, for District No. 1, for Lodges Nos. 1, 2,
4, 33-
26.
M. Phillips, No. 3, for District No. 2, for Lodges Nos. 3, 27.
J. Handlen, No. 20, for District No. 3, for Lodges Nos. 5, 20, 35.
D, D. Griffiths, No. 31, for District No. 4, for Lodges Nos. 6, 31.
G. H. Ashwell, No. 7, for District No. 5, for Lodge No. 7.
H. H. Davis, No. 8, for District No. 6, for Lodges Nos. 8, 10, 19,
W. J. Kerr, No. 9, for District No. 7, for Lodge No. 9.
D. R. McDonald, No. 11, for District No. 8, for Lodge No., 11.
R. Gordon, No. 12, for District No. 9, for Lodges 12, 25.
W. Frampton, No. 15, for District No. 10, for Lodge No. 15.
J. McRae, No. 16, for District No. 11, for Lodge No. 16.
J. McLeod Campbell, No. 17, for District No. 12, for Lodge No. 17.
D. Mclntyre, No. 18, for District No. 13, for Lodge No. 18.
Smith Wright, No. 21, for District No. 14, for Lodge No. 21.
P. Wade, No. 22, for District No. 15, for Lodge No. 22.
J. B. Bryson, No. 23, for District No. 16, for Lodge No. 23. 2090
R. H. Abercrombie, No. 24, for District No. 17, for Lodge No. 24.
A Horwell. No. 28, for District No. 18, for Lodge No. 28.
C. Pearse, No. 34, for District No. 19, for Lodge No. 34.
T. Embleton, No. 36, for District No. 20, for Lodge No. 36.
 , 37, for District No. 21, for Lodge No. 37.
T. M. Gulley, No. 38, for District No. 22, for Lodge No. 38.
Geo. Waite, No. 39, for District No. 23, for Lodge No. 39.
D. Arnot, No. 40, for District No. 24, for Lodge No. 40.
D. R. McLennan, No. 41, for District No. 25, for Lodge No. 41.
F. E. Simpson, No. 42, for District No. 26, for Lodge No. 42.
A. B. McKenzie, No. 43, for District No. 27, for Lodge No. 43.
E. S. Pollard, No. 44, for District No. 28, for Lodge No. 44.
C. A. Powel], No. 45, for District No. 29, for Lodge No. 45.
REBEKAH LODGES.
Sister Billingsley, No. 1, for District No. 1, for Lodge No. 1.
Sister Taylor, No. 2, for District No. 2, for Lodge No. 2.
Sister D. Thorpe, No. 3, for District No. 3, for Lodge No. 3.
Sister A. Gilley, No. 5, for District No. 4, for Lodge No. 5.
Sister Buchanan, No. 9, for District No. 5, for Lodge No. 9.
Sister Davie, No. 10, for District No. 6, for Lodge No. 10.
Sister E. Eatough, No. 13, for District No. 8, for Lodge No. 13.
Also the following: to form the Standing: Commitees:—
Finance.—D. McPherson, N
o.
W. Armstrong, No. 10; C. E.
Lyons, No. 39; J. B. Nicholson, No. 5; C. A. Warren, No. 34; D. McLeod, No. 8.
Appeals.—T. A. Muir, No. 3; E. L. Webber, No. 27; A. Parker,
No. 10; G. L. Center, No. 26; R. Wilson, No. 18; R. B. Collishaw,
No. 15. 2091
Lavvs of Subordinates*—Jas Bell. No. 4; D. Walker, No. 3; G. T.
Fox, No. 2\ H. Siddall, No. 33; S. Morley, No. 21; \Y. Shaw, No. 23.
Petitions.—J. A. Stone, No. 25; H. Fulton, No. 31; E. F. Gerster,
No. 26; F. A. Billingsley, No. 4; J. Glen, No. 6; G. Coles, No. 35.
State of the Order.—G. R. Gordon, No. 26; F. E. Simpson, No. 42;
Rev. J. Irvine, No. 19; J. Crossan, P.G.M., No. 5; A. C. Aitken, No.
17; A. H. Clements, No. 16.
Legislation.—T. Taylor, No. 41; H. J. Raymer, P.G.M., No. 36;
R. -Similes, No. 38, J. E. Phillips, P.G.M., No. 4; A. Henderson, P.
G.M., No. 2; J. L. McTaggart, No. 10.
Judiciary.—J. E. Phillips, P.G.M., No. 3; R. May, No. 27; F. E.
Cooper, No. 45; H. Fooks, No. 28; W. Law, No. 10; P. W. Dempster,
No. 2.
Mileage and Per Diem.—T. S. Brown, No. 26; F. Taylor, No. 2; J.
Neen, No. 20; W. H. Walsh, No. 26; J. Mathie, No. 12; A. Cleland,
No. 10.
Printing.—F. Davey, No. 1; W. Gilchrist, No. 6; F. Carne, P.G.M.,
No. 1; D. R. McDonald, No. 11,* A. G. Shaw, No. 16; H. Abercrombie,
No. 24.
Statistics re Dues and Benefits.—F. Davey, No. 1; T. F. Neelands,
No. 8; G. R. Gordon, No. 26.
Correspondence.—W. E. Johnstone, P.G.M., No. 8; W. H. Morton, P.G.M.. No. 5; H. B. Gilmour, P.G.M., No. 10.
D. D. G. M. Districts.—E. C. Arthur, M.D., No. 16; F. E. Simpson, No. 42; F. E. Cooper, No. 45; T. F. Neelands, No. 8; G. R. Gordon. Xo. 26; W. H. Walsh, No. 26.
Odd Fellows' Home.—W. E. Johnstone, No. 8; W. Law, No. 10;
E. F. Gerster, No. 26; D. E. Mackenzie, No. 3; E. L. Webber, No. 27.
Committee on Expenses of Grand Lodge.—H. J. Raymer, P.G.M.,
No. 36; E. C. Arthur, M.D., No. 16; F. E. Simpson, No. 42.
The Third Degree members having retired, the Grand
Lodge was closed in the Third and re-opened in the Grand
Lodge Degree. It was on motion Resolved, That the appointments of the
Grand Master be confirmed.
Moved, seconded and carried, That the thanks of this
Grand Lodge be tendered to the retiring Grand Lodge Officers for their efficient services during the past year.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered to P. W. Dempster, Grand Representative, for his exemplification of the secret work this evening.
An invitation was extended the Grand Lodge Officers and
Representatives on behalf of Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5;
Centennial Lodge, No. 20, and Miriam Rebekah Lodge, No. 3,
to be present at a banquet at the Opera House at the conclusion of business this evening, which was accepted with thanks.
The minutes of this day's Session were read and adopted.
It was moved, seconded and carried, That this Grand
Lodge do now adjourn, sine die.
The Grand Lodge adjourned accordingly.
Grand Secretary 2093
In Memoriam.
Alexander Phillips, P. G. M.
A charter Member of Victoria Lodge No. 1.
Grand Master Grand Lodge of B. C. I. O. O. F., 1883.
D. Dale, P. M
Victoria Lodge No. I.
L. C. McDonald, P. G.
Union Lodge No. II        INDEX.
Aged Odd Fellows' Fund
Page,
2029, 2049
Amalgamation—Victoria and Peerless Lodges 2053, 2072
" Lodges at Revelstoke 1985, 2069
Anniversary of the Order, Change of Date  2048
Application for Membership, Form of *996, 2070
Appointed Officers, Grand Lodge, Payment of 2054, 2074, 2078
Attendance at Lodge Meetings 2067, 2074, 2078
Ayes and Nays 2077, 2078
Badges, Wearing of.....     2002
Balance Sheet  2030
Benefits, Payment of. 1989, 1990, 2040, 2041
By-Laws, Grand Lodge, Amendments to. 2054, 2057, 2078
Subordinate Lodges, Suspension of 1989, 2073
Date When Operative 2000, 2073
Carson Lodge, No. 37 1986, 2069
Charters, Issuance of   2046, 2058
Committees, Appointment of. ..1978, 1981, 1982, 2081,2085, 2086, 2090
Committee on Correspondence  2052
" "  Members of Defunct Lodges   2086
Constitution, Grand Lodge, Amendments to 2023, 2076
I Subordinate Lodges, Amendments to	
 1996, 2056, 2057, 2066, 2067, 2071, 2074
"  2077, 2078, 2079
a Subordinate Lodges, Suspension of  1990
Death Benefits to Members  2049
Degrees, Grand Lodge 1981, 2057, 2078
District Deputy Grand Masters, Powers of  2040
Districts of Deputy Grand Masters 1996, 2069 INDEX—Cont

Page.
Election Grand Lodge Officers   2064
Emblems of the Order, Improper Use of   2010
Fines for not forwarding Reports and Per Capita Tax.	
 2023, 2057, 2070. 2074, 2079
Fines for not Attending Lodge Meetings .2067, 2074, 2078
Fire Insurance   2049
Funeral Service   2048
Grand Lodge, Cards Issued by 2044, 2045
11 Expenses of   2081
Officers, Installation of.   2044
Place of Meeting of. . 2075, 2079, 2080
Grand Master, Appointments by  2089
Decisions of    1989
Dispensations and Permissions Granted by.. .1987, 198S
Installations by   1991
Proclamations of 199I5 *994> *995
| Visits of 1985, 199S
Grand Representatives, Residence of  2050
I I Terms of. |   2047
Gray, T. C, P. G. M., Telegram from   2056
Indiana, Invitation from Grand Lodge of. 2058, 2070
Installation of Grand Lodge Officers 2086, 2088
Institution of Lodges 1985, 2022
Invitation to Banquet  2092
Jewels, D. D. G. M.'s   2050
jpj       Payment for 2036, 2049
Members, Non-beneficial   2043
Ministers of Religion, Initiation of  2040
Miriam Rebekah Lodge, Invitation from   2056
National Odd Fellows' Sanitarium, Florida 1999, 2081
Noble Grand, Votes of  2039 INDEX- -Cont
Page
Odd Fellows' Home..: 1996, 2029, 2044, 2085
Relief Association of Canada   2047
Odd Fellowship, What it is—Tract  1992, 2022
Officers, Honors to   2038
Official Certificates I99I> 2035, 2036
Orph
ans 2037
Password, A. T., Communication of 2005, 2044
Past Grands, Right to Vote for Grand Lodge Officers   2047
Perseverance Lodge, No. 29, Resuscitation of 2023, 2053, 2081
Phillips, A., P. G. M., Death of.    ;   2023, 2070
Portraits of Past Grand Masters   2054
Proclamations, Grand Sire        1993
Queen Victoria, Death of , 1983, 2069
Rebekah Lodges, Application for Charters   2043
4 Consolidation of ,   204 2
Degrees in   2042
Funds of   2043
Per Capita Tax on   2044
Qualifications for Membership 2042, -2043
Regalia of.   2043
Rejection in     2043
Special Meetings of.   2043
Regalia, Wearing of 2037, 2038, 2039
Reinstatement of Members   2037
Rents from Investments, Use of   2046
Reports, Committee on Credentials    1978
Distribution 2052, 2053
Finance 2055, 2080, 2085
Judiciary   2°73
Laws of Subordinates   2059
Legislation. 2058, 2070, 2071, 2074 INDEX-Cont.
Page.
Reports, Committee on Mileage and Per Diem 2072, 2079, 2082
Petitions 2058, 2072, 2073, 2081
Printing i 2054
State of the Order 2068, 2072, 2082, 2085
District Deputy Grand Masters 1996,  1999
Grand Master ; 1983, 1998
Representatives   2033
Secretary   2022
Treasurer   2032
Subordinate Lodges 2023, 2024
Rossland Lodge, No. 36, Report on D. D. G.M  2014, 2068
Saloon Keepers 2046, 2048
Secret Work 1997, 2046, 2088
Sick Benefits, Payment of   2049
Sickness of Officeis   2037
I Reporting to Lodge   2003
Statistics re Dues and Benefits, Report on.   2060
Transportation, Committee on   2086
Treasurers Subordinate Lodges, Bonds of 2066, 2074, 2079
Vote of Thanks 2087, 2092
Voting in Ante Room   2048
Withdrawal Cards, Granting of  2038
Renewal of   2001 PAST GRAND MASTERS
OF THE
GRAND LODGE OF B. C, I O. O. F.
J. S. Drummond	
John Weiler	
J. P, Davies	
R. Roberts	
W. J. JEFFREE.   	
Charles Gowen	
J. Wriglesworth	
B. W. Shiles	
Henry Waller	
-r Alexander Phillips ..
W. D.  McKillican	
Wm. McColl	
Fred'k Carne	
HJoshua Davies	
Joshua Davies, re-elected
J. H. Meldram	
E. Quennell	
J. E. Phillips 	
J. E. Phillips	
James Crossan	
T. C. Gray	
W. E. Holmes	
H. B. Gilmour,	
W. H. Morton	
A. Henderson	
D. Welsh	
W. E. Johnstone	
1874 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1875 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1876 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
1877 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1878 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
1879 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1880 Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
1881 New Westminster Lodge, No.
1882 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
1883 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1884 Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
1885 ...  .New Westminster Lodge, No.
1886 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1887.; Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1888 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1889 Columbia Lodge, No. 2
1890 Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5.
1891... s.. Dominion Lodge, No. 4.
1892 New Westminster Lodge, No.
1893 Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5,
1894 Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
1895 Victoria Lodge, No. 1.
1896 Western Star Lodge, No. 10.
1897 Black Diamond Lodge, No. 5,
1898 Columbia Lodge, No. 2.
1899 Royal City Lodge, No. 3.
1900 Vancouver Lodge, No. 8.
*Died 6th February, 1884.
{Died 18th March, 1885.
+ Died 24th December, 1897.
= Died 6th September, 1899.
fDied 20th September  1879,
§Died 8th December, 1892.
||Ceased membership,
-r Died 22nd November, 1900. ADDRESSES  OF THE  OFFICERS
OF THE
Grand Lodge of British GoiiimDla, I00F
Wm. Hogg, Grand Master Vancouver.
A. Graham, Deputy Grand Master Victoria.
E. C. Arthur, M.D, Grand Warden  Nelson.
Fred. Davey, Grand Secretary  Burnside Road, Victoria.
T. F. Neelands, Grand Treasurer Vancouver.
H. J. Raymer, P.G.M., Grand Representative Rossland.
W. H. Morton, P.G.M., G.  Representative. .Nanaimo.
Rev. J. Irvine, Grand Chaplain Mount Pleasant.
T. Taylor, Grand Marshal Trout Lake City.
J. Newton, Grand Guardian Nanaimo.
D. E. Mackenzie, <xrand Conductor New Westminster. 1
J as. Bell, Grand Herald Victoria.
The next Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of British
Columbia will be held at New Westminster commencing Wednesday,
the nth day of June, 1902.
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 iKe same:
Subordinate Lodge Rituals $ 3 00
Ritual for Rebekah Lodges only  3 00
Visiting and Withdrawal Cards and Dismissal Certificates .... 25
Visiting and Withdrawal Cards for Rebekah Lodges  25
Book of Forms  1 ^5
Book of Odes with music  1 00
White's Digest Edition 1895  3 50
Lodge Odes (Subordinate and Rebekah)  5
Odes with music Subordinate and Rebekah Lodges  15
Anniversary Odes  5
Funeral Hymns, with responses  5
Funeral Ceremony  30
Anniversary Ceremony  30
Memorial and Decoration Ceremony  25
Burial Ceremony, Daughters of Rebekah  20
* Certificate of Membership, on plate paper  75
Rebekah Certificates, on plate paper  30
Officer's Roll Book  1 25
Question Book 1 50
Order on. Treasurer's Book, 250 orders  t 50
Initiation Petitions, (per 100)  1 50
Subordinate Lodge Degree Chart (each)  3 00
Bound Proceedings, Grand Lodge of B. C, 1874 to 1885  2 00
Subordinate Lodge Floor Work  50
Rebekah Floor Work  50
Black Book  2 00
Code for government of Rebekah Lodges  10
Official Certificates and Receipts for Dues, in books of 100.... 1 00

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