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Lodge history of the Independent Order Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and A. O. U. W. Vancouver, B.C.… Independent Order of Odd Fellows 1895

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Short History of their Organization


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Short History of their Organization.

1895,  VANCOUVER  LODGE,  No, 8,
I. O. O. F.f
[by d. menzies.]
Vancouver Lodge, No. 8, was instituted on January,
27th, 1887, in Gray's hall, cm Cordova street, by D. D.
G.   M.,   E.   S.   Scoullar,   of   New   Westminster.    The
charter members being,  William Vivian, T. C. Gray, T
B. Draper, W. Beavis and David Gray.    After the lodge
was  instituted,   William Vivian   was   elected    N.    G.;
Thomas C. Gray, V. G.; T. B. Draper, Rec Sec; Wm.
Beavis,   Per.   Sec   and   David   Gray,   Treasurer.    The
lodge, having got fairly started in the business of Friendship, Love and Truth, flourished  so well  and increased
its numbers so rapidly that in a short time it was deemed
expedient to remove to more commodious quarters, and
the  lodge moved into what, for a number of years, was
known  as  Oddfellows'  Hall,  in the Springer and Van
■ Braemer block, corner of Cordova and Cambie streets.
In this hall, very good work for :he order has been accomplished.   In this lodge-room, many a fine young man has
learned the divine lesson of humanity and become a solid
landmark amid the waves of faction, the storms of passion
and  the conflicts of error.     Vancouver  Lodge,  No. 8,
does  not pay as large a weekly benefit as some of the
other  lodges of the order.    It   pays  eight  dollars  per
week, and although it pays $2.00 a week less than most
of the other lodges, in this Province, yet the wisdom of
their financial management is. clearly shown by the comparison  of the  receipts  of dues with  the  total cost of
running the lodges of this Province where it  is clearly
proven, that a lodge cannot continue to pay ten dollars a
week for sick benefit and  receive only twelve dollars a
year for dues.    The average cost  per member for relief
and  current  expenses for  the  ten years,   1884 to   1893
inclusive was $15.81 per annum.    The dues received per
member was  $12.00   per annum.     See   proceedings of
Grand Lodge of B. C., page 1298-1299.
On the first of July, 1893, Vancouver Lodge, No. 8,
again moved, and is now in their hall, on the corner of
Homer and Hastings streets, their new home being the
largest and finest hall in the province. Owing to the
wave of financial depression that has swept over this continent the last two years, No 8. has not increased in
membership as we would have liked, but "like the city
from which she took her name," is destined to be in the
very front of the battle for the principles of our grand
order, Friendship, Love and Truth, the relief of the
distressed, the burying of the dead, the education of the
orphan and the care of the widow.
The officers chosen to guide and lead the lodge in these
benevolent and charitable institutions for the term ending
December 31st., 1895, are J- A- McKay, N. G.; A. R.
Foxley, V. G.; H. H. Davis, Rec. Sec; Wm. Lyman,
Per. Sec; T. F. Neelands, Treas., all of whom are able,
active and intelligent young men. Vancouver Lodge,
No. 8, pays $8.00 per week sick benefits. On the death
of a brother, $75.00 funeral expense. On the death of
a brother's wife, $35.00 funeral benefit, and on the deah,
of a brother in good standing at the time of his deatth
the lodge contracts to pay to his widow a sum, equal to
one dollar for each member in good standing, and should
such brother leave orphans and no widow, the trustees
shall expend said sum for the benefit of the orphans.
I. O. O   P.
[by   h.    b.    gilmour.]
During the spring of 1889 a feeling was manifested
that there was room and material in Vancouver for
another Lodge of Odd-fellows. Accordingly, Bro. T.
C. Gray, P. G. M., called a meeting of Odd-fellows
belonging  to   Eastern   Lodges.     The  brothers met  in LODGE HISTORY. 5
Bio. Mutrie's office, and it was decided to start a
Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd-fellows and
call it Western Star No. io. The meeting was
adjourned to a later date, to allow the brothers
to send for their withdrawal cards ; and . on the
3rd day of May, 1889, Past Grand Master Bro. H.
Meldrum came to Vancouver and instituted Western
Star Lodge No, 10, with a charter membership of 31.
The following were the first officers : A. Parker, N. G. ;
W. Hogg, V. G. ; H. B. Gilmour, R. S. ; G. Thomas,
P. S. ; H. Mutrie, Treasurer ; J. Flett, Warden ; A.
McAllister, Conductor; R. Mills, R. S. N. G. ; C.
Duhamel, L. S. N. G. ; D. Muir, R. S. V. G ; J.
Whyttock, L. S. V. G. ; J. Hurhman, R. I S. ; W.
Davies, L. S. S. ; J. McCurdie, I. G. ; G. Skifiington,
O. G. ; J. T. Carroll, Doctor. WTestern Star Lodge has
had a very prosperous career and a steady growth, its
membership now being 167. The members have been
very fortunate with sickness, and Death has called only
one brother to his .long resting-place, Bro. Dr. R.
H.  B. Gilmour
WTas initiated into the Independent Order of Oddfellows in Western Ontario in 1882. He was a charter
member of Western Star Lodge No. 10. He has passed
through all the chairs of Western Star No. 10 and
Columbia Encampment No. 5. At the present time he
is Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge, Permanent Scribe
of Columbia Encampment No. 5, and team captain of
Western Star No. 10.
Mr. Gilmour was born in Toronto, November 1st,
■1.861, and was educated in the public schools of Toronto
and the Ottawa Collegiate Institute. He received his
mechanical training in Ottawa and Toronto, and is no<*r
general foreman for the Canadian Pacific Railway at
Thomas C. Gray
Became an Odd-fellow about fifteen years ago, when he
joined  Palmerston  Lodge No.   123 in  Ontario.     Two
years later he affiliated with  Manitoba Lodge No. I of
Winnipeg,  where  he held  office  as Secretary for one
term. Mr. Gray was very actively connected with the
institution of Vancouver Lodge No. 8 in this city, and
during his membership in that Lodge passed the chairs
and acted as representative to the Grand Lodge two
terms. He is a charter member of Western Star Lodge
No. 10, and has attended the Grand Lodge every year
since the formation of Vancouver Lodge No. 8. In the
Grand Lodge Mr. Gray has held successively the offices
of Grand Guardian, Grand Treasurer, Grand Warden,
Deputy Grand Master. Grand Master, and is now a
Past Grand Master. Of Columbia Encampment No. 5
also he is a charter member and a Past Chief Patriarch.
During his residence in Winnipeg Mr. Gray joined the
Canton, but has since dropped it. He is also a Royal
Arch Chapel Mason.
F. J. Painton.
Mr,  FajntQn   has  been  a  member of Western   Star
Lodge No. 10 for about six y§ars, and during that time
has acted as organist.    He is % Master  Mason, and in
that fraternity is organist for, Mount Harmon Lodge No.
7, and also, by appointment, fojf Cascade Lodge No. 12.
F. J. Painton was born November nth, 1854, in
Kingston Lisle, Berkshire, England, ar^d was educated
principally at Wantage, Berkshire. He has been an
enthusiastic student of music all his life, and was taught
by a pupil of the famous German musician Carl Rein-
ecke. For a number of years he has been a professor of
the piano and organ, and at one time was organist of the
church at Letcombe Bassett, Berkshire. Mr. Painton
came to Vancouver in 1887, and shortly after his arrival 1
here opened a music store on Oppenheimer street.
Since that time he has changed the location of his store
a number of times, and a year and a half ago moved to
his present quarters at 409 Hastings street. The store
is large, and well stocked with everything in the musical
line, from a jew's-harp to a pipe-organ. F. J. Painton
has undoubtedly the best collection of musical instruments of any house in the city, and the steady increase
of his business shows the fact to be appreciated by the
people of Vancouver.
James R. Webster
Has been sl member of Western Star Lodge,, I.0.O.F.,
for five years, having held the minor positions and
passed through the chairs to Vice Grand. In Columbia
Encampment he has passed through all the chairs, and
is now Past Grand Patriarch. He also holds a membership in the Ancient Order of United Workmen at Cooks-
town, Ontario.
Mr. Webster has seen considerable of the ups and
downs of life. After leaving school he was engaged for
a number of years, with his father in the general merchandise and grain business at Priceville, Ontario, and
about 18&1 established himself in the saw-mill business,
which he conducted with success for a year. Then he
ran a brick-yard at Priceville for a year, leaving that to
take charge of a farm for his father near Toronto. After
eighteen months as a farmer he bought a saw-mill near
Markdale. j He made fine progiess with this business.
for thirteen months, when a fire wiped out the entire
plant, leaving him almost penniless. He then engaged
in, the real-estate business in Toronto for a year, going,
thence to Teeswater, Ontario, where he operated a
saw-mill on shares for about a year, putting in the
following four years in doing bridge-work for the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company in the Territories.    In
4l> \
1889 he came to Vancouver, and  in 1890 he and one o
his b others opened  a grocery and provision  store  at
1200 and  1202 Seymour street, under the firm-name of
Webster Brothers, which is now one of the largest and
most successful establishments of the kind in the city.
Mr.  Webster  was  born  at  Priceville,  Ontario,   May,
18th, 1859.
I. O. O. P.
Mount Pleasant Lodge No. 19 was instituted on the
26th of May, 1892, with the following charter members ;
R. Mills, G. A. Miller, W. D. Brydone-Jack, C. F.
Yates, F. W. Mills, I. G. Johnstone, F. W. Welsh, |
P. Nightingale, J. Johnston and J. B. Dockendoff.
The present membership is 42 ; and while not being as
strong in numbers as some of the other Lodges, it boasts
a worthy and substantial class of members.
The first officers were; R. Mills, N. G. ; J. John-
ston, V. G. ; J. B. Dockendoff, R. S. ; F. W. Mills,
P. S. ; J. P. Nightingale, Treasurer.
The initiation, including degrees, is $20; dues, $1
per month ; benefits, $9 per week in case of sickness;
and funeral benefits, $75.
Soon after its organization the Lodge rented and
furnished a fine hall at Mount Pleasant, which is used
for its regular meetings on Friday evening of each week,
a considerable revenue being realized in the meantime
from rentals to other organizations.
The present officers are: A. Astell, N. G. ; J. B.
Croston, V. G. ; G. Carscaden, R. S. ; Robert Pool, P.
S. ; I. G. Johnstone, Treasurer.
Richard Mills I
Was the inventor, originator and  organizer  of Mount
Pleasant   Lodge,   I.O.O.F.,   and  was   its   first  Noble
Grand.     Previously he  had  been  a charter member of
Western   Star,  in  which   he  went  through  the chairs.
BR aLo belongs to Btthei Lod^e No. 7, Rebekahs.
Mr. Mills was born at Kingston, Ontario, December
:26th, 184-8, and was a resident of the East until eight
years ago., when he came to Vancouver, opening a boot
•and shoe store on Cordova street, in which business he
has ever since been engaged.
I. G. Johnstone
Is a veteran Odd-fellow, having joined Brougham Lodge,
;at Brougham, Ontario, twenty years'ago, passed through
the chairs, and  retained  his membership  therein until
the organization of Mount Pleasant Lodge here, of which
lie was a charter member.    -He .is at  present Treasurer,
a position  he has held for two terms.     Previous to this
he filled the Warden's chair for three terms.
Mr. Johnstone was born in Scotland, May 28th, 1843^
?and   when  one  year  old   accompanied  his  parents  to
Ontario, where he received his education in the primitive country schools of that period. When old enough
to work he served an apprenticeship of three years to the
'blacksmith trade. Leaving home at the age of 22, he
followed his calling, working for other people for three
*or four years, after wrhich he followed the business on
his own account in various parts of Manitoba for nine
years. In 1891 he came to Vancouver, and in 1892
commenced his present business of general blacksmith-
>ing and wagon-making at Mount Pleasant, establishing
■a. reputation as a skilful and reliable workman which has
Ibrought him a liberal patronage PACIFIC LODGE, No. 26
I. O. CXF.
From various causes and for various reasons, Pacific
Lodge has held a proud position in Odd Fellowship in
Vancouver as well as in th*e province during its existence
of a little more than a year and a half.
The Lodge was instituted in March, 1894, the number
of charter members being eighteen, but at the first meeting about one hundred members of the Loyal Pacific-
Lodge which up to this time, had afmliafed with the
Canadian order, joined the New Pacific in a body, and
since that time recruits have come in steadily and rapidly
until an the present time, the membership is two hundred
and sixty, making it by far the largest in B. C. The
disatisfaction of the members of the old Loyal was well'
founded. The Canadian order was small in numbers,,
and the cost per capita was more than double that of the-
Independent order, and to make the situation still more
unsatisfactory the Grand Lodge, through carelessness or
other motives, failed to comply with many reasonable
and necessary requests made by this particular subordinate lodge, until patience ceased to be a virtue. So-
in February, 1894, the members got together in a kind
of indignation assemblage, the result being a transfer
one month later of nearly the entire membership—or a
hundred o«t of one hundned and twenty-six—to the
Independent order. The first officers were :—G. L.
Center, N. G. -r A. McKenzie, V, G-; J. The, R. S. |
Jas. Stark. P. S'.; Jas. Coperland, Treasv The lodge,,
notwithstanding, the depressed business condition existing since its organization is in a prosperous condition,,
increasing steadily in funds and membership, and including in its ranks a large number of the most prominent
citizens of Vancouver.
The present officers are,—Geo. Rowland, N. G.; G.
R.    Gordon,   V.   G.; W. E.   Johnson,   R.   S..;.   T.   B, Ti
Godfrey, P   S.; Fred.   Cockburn, Treas.; James Stark,
Sitting P. G.
The fact that the members of Twenty-six, individually
and collectively, take a lively interest in its prosperity,
will cause it to grow in strength and influence more
rapidly in the future than it has in the past.
G. L. Center
Became a member of the I.O.O.F. at Victoria in 1891,
when he joined Columbia Lodge, No. 2, in which he retained his membership until the organization of Pacific
Lodge, No. 26, at Vancouver, in 1894. In the meantime he joined the old Loyal Pacific in the Canadian
Order in 1892, but on the transfer of that lodge to the
Independent Order on the formation of Pacific No. 26,
he withdrew from Columbia, joining Pacific by card, and
being- chosen its first Noble Grand. He is also a charter
memoer of Crusader Lodge, No 19, K. of P., in which
he was V. C. for the first term, then passed through the
chairs, and is now P. C.
James Stark.
Mr. Stark was one of a  large  number  belonging  to
the Canadian Order of Odd-fellows who transferred their
membership  to  the I.O.O.F. upon  the  organization of
Pacific  Lodge   No.   26.     He  was  the first.   Permanent
Secretary of the new Lodge, and has passed through the
chairs.     He is now Junior Past Grand, and is a member
of Columbia Encampment   No. 5.     He is' also an active
member of Pacific Council, Royal Templars, in which
he is Past Grand Councillor, having held that office for
the Province during 1893.
Mr. Stark was born at Dundee, Scotland, May 25th,
1845. where he received a thorough common-school
education ; after which he served  five years in  learning 12 LODGE HISTORY.
the drapery trade, receiving the munificent sum of ten
pounds a year for his work. But he was a faithful
student, and the knowledge gained served him well in
after years. In 1865, just previous to the great Fenian
raids, he removed to St. Catharines, Ontario, joining
the volunteers and serving during 1866 in the defence of
his newly adopted country. He then resided in Toronto
for a short time, removing thence to Brantford, where
he was employed in the drygoods business for six years.
In 1872 he went to St. George, where he established
himself in the general merchandise business, remaining
three years. In 1875 ne returned to Toronto, opening a
large drygoods house on Yonge street, which he conducted for six years, removing in 1881 to Ayr, Ontario,
where for eleven years he was engaged on an extensive scale
in the general merchandise business. During this time
he erected a handsome block in the town, and enjoyed
general prosperity until the chief industries of the place
began to collapse and he was obliged to seek a new
field ; so, during a visit to Vancouver in 1891, he
decided to make this his future home. He removed
here with his family in March, 1892, and fifteen days
later opened up his present business at 226 Carrall
street, known as Stark's Glasgow House. Being a live
business man with a thorough knowledge of his business,
he has enjoyed a large trade from the start, and is possessed with the progressive, liberal spirit which gives
healthy growth to cities.
George R. Gordon
Is one of the large number of prominent  citizens who
take   a   great   pride  and   interest   in   Pacific   Lodge,
I.O.O.F., in which he is at present Vice Grand, having
served two terms as its Treasurer.
Mr. ^Gordon is a native of Ontario. He was born at
Goderich, September 1st, 1861, where he attended
school until he was 15 years of age, when he commenced his business career as clerk in a general  mer-
x» Ti
chandise store, serving three years. For the following
five years he was employed as clerk in various dry-goods
stores in^Ontario, and came to Spence's Bridge, British
Columbia, in 1884. Atter remaining there a year, he
removed to North Bend and opened a clothing store,
which he conducted for one year. In March, 1886, he
came to Vancouver, and set up in the clothing and
furnishing goods business on Carrall street just in time
to be wiped out by the conflagration of that year.
After the fire he again opened in business on the east
side of Carrall street, near Cordova, remaining there
three years, when he removed to the Harris block,
across the street Here he continued for another three
years, when he removed to his present elegant quarters,
No. 74 Cordova street.
He is high-minded and straightforward both in business and public affairs, having the confidence and
respect of the public, and enjoying a very liberal share
of their patronage. He is a member of the Board of
School Trustees, and takes the liveliest interest—which
all business men should—in affairs pertaining to the
well-being of the city and Province.
D.  M. Stewart
Was one of the charter members of Pacific Lodge,
I.O.O.F., the largest in point of numbers in the Province, in which he has held the positions of Right
Support to Vice Grand, Outer Guard and Scene Supporter.
He also belongs to Crusader Lodge No. 19, Knights of
Pythias, filling the office of Inner Guard.
He is one of the live young business men of Van-
couver, being proprietor of the Pioneer Steam Laundry,
located at 912 Richards street, which he established
about five years ago. This is the largest establishment
of the kind in the city, being thoroughly equipped in
every respect for doing first-class work.
Mr. Stewart is a native of Ontario, having been born
near  Dunvegan,  Glengarry  county,   March   1st,   1862, T
He was educated in the public schools at Athol, and
commenced his business career as clerk in a general
merchandise store at Dunvegan, where he remained
three years. He then worked for eighteen months in a
hardware store at St. Thomas. Tn 1889 he came west,
spending two years in Whatcom and Seattle, and in
1890 established himself in his present business in
Vancouver, which he  purposes to make his future home.
G. W.  Hutchings
Was one of the charter members of Pacific Lodge No.
26, I.O.O.F., having previously belonged to the Royal
Pacific, in the Canadian order.
Mr. Hutchings was born in Somersetshire, England,
February 15th, 1862, and when three years old was
brought by his parents to America, who located in the
city of Buffalo, New York, where he was educated in
the public schools. Upon reaching his majority he
went to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and worked for six years
for M. Hughes <v Co. in the furniture and upholstery
business. In 1888 he came to Vancouver, establishing
himself in business as an upholsterer, and importer and
manufacturer of fine furniture, at 124 and 126 Powell
street. He carries a very large stock, complete in all
grades of furniture, and has from the start enjoyed a
liberal patronage, which is increasing every year with
the growth of the city.
Mr. Hutchings is something of a moralist, on the lines
laid down by Solomon and other philosophers. One of
his theories is that the annoyances, both great and
small, of everyday life should at once and for ever be
cost aside ; and, as a successful business man, the
correctness ofhisviews in this direction must be admitted
R. W.  Harris
Was a charter member of the late Loyal Pacific Lodge
of Odd-fellows, then in affiliation with the Canadian
Order.      In   this   he   passed   through   the   chairs,   ar.d
yi T
became a member of the now famous Pacific Lodge,
I.O.O.F., when the old Loyal went over in a body to
the Independent Order.
Mr. Harris was born at Pakenham, near Ottawa,
Ontario, August 18th, 1859, received his primary education in the public schools of his native town, and graduated with the degree of B. A. in the old Victoria College
at Cobourg, Ontario, in 1884. He then took up the
study of law in fhe office of Aitkins, Culver & Hamilton,
at Winnipeg, Manitoba, and was called to the bar of
that Province in 1887. Soon after this he went to St.
Paul, Minnesota, where he practised Jaw for about three
years. In 1889 he removed to Vancouver, where he
entered upon the practice of his profession in company
with A. H. MacNeill, the firm being Harris & Mac-
Neill, with offices in the WThetham building" on Cordova
street, Vancouver, B. C.
|j§ J. G.  Hutchinson
Joined Pacific Lodge, I.O.O.F., soon after its organization, and for some time was Chairman of the Finance
Committee, of which he is still a member.
He was born at Toronto, Ontario, in September*
1864, in the same house where his father first saw the
light more than seventy years ago, and who died in
August, 1875, at the age of 72.
Mr. Hutchinson received his education in the Toronto
public schools and British North American Commercial
College, after which he engaged with his brother in the
hat, cap and fur business, but spent a portion of his
time for five years as traveling salesman for the provision
house of Thompson & Co., Toronto. In 1890 he came
to Vancouver, and opened the Arcade Grocery at 112
Cordova street, which he has since conducted w?ith
uniform success. He is a live business man, carryirg an
extensive and desirable stock of goods at all times, and
is well deserving of the liberal patronage he receives. —^-
k. or p.
[by w. f. m'neil.]
Granville Lodge No. 3, K. of P., was instituted
October 30th* 1886, by W. S. Chambers, D. G. C,
assisted by Knights of Far West Lodge No. 1, K. of P.,
Victoria* The following is a list of its first officers :
C. L. Behnsen, P. C. ; F> W. Hart, C. C. ; Robert
Clark, V. C. ; W. H. Watson, Prelate ; C. W. Murray,
K. of R. and S. ; Angus Secord, M. of F. ; I. J.
Hayden, M. of E. ; F. M. Blomquist, M. at A. ; H.
G. Muller, I. G. ; E. C. Britton, O. G. The number
of charter members was 36.
Meetings were held in Reefer's hall until the spring of
1890, when the present Castle hall was leased and
furnished. During the same summer Granville Lodge
assisted in instituting Rathbone Lodge No. J, in 1893
Mount Pleasant Lodge No. 11, and since then Crusader
Lodge No. 19, all of which are nowr in a flourishing
condition and reflect credit upon the parent Lodge,
Granville No. 3.
To the men who laid the foundation of Pythianism on
the mainland of British Columbia belongs, to a great
extent, the credit of the advancement the order has
made since that time. At first the new society was not
received with much enthusiasm. Being a comparatively
young organization and of American origin, it was
looked upon by those of ultra-British notions with some
disfavor; and the first time a Knight in uniform, with
sword and belt, appeared upon the streets of Vancouver,
he was regarded as a representative of a Nihilistic or
Fenian organization, and some of the timid ones trem-
blecj  for the safety of the state.     But, as  the  principles LODGE HISTORY. I 7
■unci objects of the order became known, and the work
for humanity that it accomplished by the exercise of its
•cardinal principles of friendship, charity and benevolence
became recognized, it gradually gained a strong hold
upon the community, and attracted to its Castle hall
some of the best men in the city, who were anxious to
learn mok oi this niw brotherhood which was making
itself ic t in so marked a degree.
And thus each year has th■> order been advancing.
Lodges have been instituted in various parts of the
Province, a firm Pythian sentiment has sprung up
throughout the land, and the strong, true-hearted men
who first planted on the mainland the standard bearing
the mystic letters " F. C. B." look with pride on the
result of their labors.
Many changes have taken place since then, and new
faces are seen at the weekly meetings. Some too have
passed from among us, and are at rest in the Silent City
on the Hill. They have gone to join the Great
Brotherhood beyond : and their first degrees were taken
in-G? an ville Lodge No. 3, Knights of Pythias.
C   L.  Behnsen
Has been very prominent in Knights of Pythias work in
Vancouver, as well as in other parts of the Province.
He was a charter member of Far WTest—the first Lodge
-organized in British Columbia—at Victoria in 1883. On
coming to Vancouver in 1886, he instituted Granville
Lodge during the summer of that year. He was chosen
its first Past Chancelor, and at present holds the position of'Master of Exchequer. He is Secretary of the
Endowment Rank for this section, and for two terms
held the post of first Captain of the Uniform Rank for
Vancouver Division  No.  4.     At  the institution of the 18 LODGE  HISTORY-
Grand  Lodge in 1890 he was chosen Grand  Chancelory
and in 1891 was elected Supreme Representative for the
term ending December 31st, 1895.
Mr. Behnsen was born at Hanover, Germany, April
30th, 1859, and came to' the United States in 1874.
After spending two years and a half in the East and five
years in California, he came to Victoria in January, 1882,
and remained there four years. In 1886 he moved to
Vancouver as manager for the cigar manufactory of
Kurtz & Co., and acted in that capacity until February,.
1892. At that date he became a partner in the firm,
and now has charge of the business at this end of the
J. H. Carlisle,
The present chief of the Vancouver fire department
was a charter member of Granville Lodge, K. of P., and
of Pacific Lodge, I.O.O.F. His calling prevents him
from holding office, but he takes an interest in both ot
these Orders and is a valued member.
Mr. Carlisle was born at Hillsboro, New  Brunswicky
October 4th, 1859, where he  was educated, and spent
his early manhood in  the healthful exercise of farming.
In 1882 he left his home for the United Stites, stopping
three months in   Idaho, and   then   locating  in   Seattle,
where he remained two years and a half in the trucking
business.    In 1885 he came to Vancouver and followed
the same occupation for three years.    At the same time
he was a member of the volunteer fire-brigade. He was
chosen chosen chief in 1886, and served in this capacity
until September, 1888, when the paid department was
organized, and he received the appointment of chief
from the city council. This important position he has
filled ever since with credit to himself and satisfaction to
the city.
K. OF P.
[BY  S.   R.   ROBB.]
This Lodge is one that, whatever else may be said of
it, has in every way acted right up to the line in the
matter of Pythian charity and benevolence. If it has
erred at all, it has been in overgenerosity. It was instituted in may, 1890, and for the most part owes its existence to the exertions of Harry J. Anstie,. a veteran
Winnipeg Knight, who was C. C. for the first two
terms, and who is now Supreme Representative.
The Lodge started with a strong charter list, and
many of the original members are to-day its best supporters. In the matter of membership Rathbone Lodge
has held its own, and has gathered in a few more members during the recent trying times.
Rathbone Lodge has always stood ready to take its
share of any work for the benefit of the Order, and
several of its members are active supporters of the Vancouver Amplified Third Rank team, which is equal to
any on the coast.
Rathbone can remember with pride almost every one
of its past officers, and many of them have shown ability
and a splendid knowledge of what Pythianism really
means, in the Grand Lodge and elsewhere The chair
is at present occupied by S. R. Robb, with G. W.
Debeck in the vice chair ; W. A. Gibson is Prelate ;
M. Matheson, M. of W. \ F. W. Dowling, M. of F, ;
H. I. Anstie, M. of E. ; Robert Brooke, K. of R. and
S. ; and A. Stonehouse, M. at A. In these Rathbone
has a loyal and capable staff of officials, and doubtless
it will soon again be going ahead with leaps and bounds.
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H. J. Anstie
Has been a prominent Knight of Pythias for the past
twelve years, having joined Winnipeg Lodge No. I at
Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1883, in which he passed
through the chairs. On coming to Vancouver in 1890
he was one of the most active organizers of Rathbone
Lodge No. 7, and was chosen its first Chancellor Commander. In 1891 he was elected Grand Lodge Representative, and at the session of that year, which was held
at Vancouver, was chosen Grand Inner Guard. At the
meeting of the Grand Lodge held at Nanaimo in 1892
he was elected Grand Vice Chancellor, and at the New
Westminster session in 1893 was chosen Grand Chan-
celor, and Supreme Representative at the Grand   Lodge
meeting at Vancouver in June, 1895. During his term
a& Grand Chancellor he instituted Coldstream Lodge
No. 18 at Vernon in 1894, Crusader Lodge No. 19 at
Vancouver, and, later, Primrose Lodge No. 20 at
Mr. Anstie was born in Middlesex county, Ontario,
July 24th, 1859, and received his education in the
schools of London, in that Province, where he afterward
learned the trade of manufacturing jeweler. He then
went to America and worked at his trade in New York
and other cities of the Eastern States for four years. In
1882 he settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he remained until the spring of 1890, when he removed to
Vancouver. Here he has ever since held a responsible
position with the jewelery house of Davidson Bros.,
having charge of their manufacturing department.
S. R. Robb.
word '   of
The present wearer of the  " ermine and  s
Rathbone Lodge No. 7, K. of P., is S. R. Robb.     Mr
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Robb was not   a charter member of the  Lodge, but he
joined  it soon after its institution, being convinced   that
it was a good thing.     Shortly after his enrolment he was
appointed Keeper of Records and Seal, an office he held
for several  years, and   was one of those who  lost  their
rank  of   Past   Chancellor by the   change   in   the   law.
Rathbone   Lodge  was  determined   to   give   him  a  fair
show, and at once elected him Chancellor Commander, a
position he now holds.     Bro. Robb has always taken an
active interest in the welfare of the Lodge, which seems
to appreciate ihe fact.
He is city editor of The Daily World, and in that
capacity is unknown to but very few people in the city,
being recognized as a brilliant and hard-working jour*
H. W. Mavnard
Became a member of the Knights of. Pythias at Port
Blakeley, Washington, where he joined Renton Lodge
No. 80 in 1890. On coming to Vancouver in 1892 he
joined Rathbone Lodge here by card, passed through
the chairs, and now holds the position of Deputy Grand
Mr. Mavnard was born near Rhyle, Wales, July 31st,
and while still a youth removed with his parents to San
Jose, California, where he received his education in the
pubiic schools In 1886, at the age of 19, he came to
British Columbia and spent about a year in the interior,
when he accepted a position at the Port Discovery
lumber-mills near Port Townsend, Washington, and
remained there for four years, acting most of the time as
cashier for the company, after which he spent a year as
lumber inspector at the Port Blakeley mills.
He came to Vancouver in 1892, and established himself in business as the representative of  the Dominion
Cartridge Co. and the Hamilton Powder Co. He has
built up a thriving business, and is so well pleased with
the commercial and resident features of Vancouver
that he proposes to make it his future home,    gf
Captain Charles Gates
Is a member of Rathbone Lodge, K. of P., in which he
now holds the office of Outer Guard. Pie is also a
member of Vancouver Lodge, I.O.O.F.
Captain Cates is the senior member of the firm of
Cates & McDermot, stevedores, and is one of the best
known men on Puget Sound, he being a generous friend
and a jolly companion. Years ago he commanded the
barge Robert Kerr, furnishing coal to China steamers,
and afterward for about four years was captain of that
ancient craft known as Spratt's Ark, which for more
than two years was engaged in an unsuccessful attempt
to raise the San Pedro, wrecked on Brotchie's Ledge off
Captain Cates was born in the State of Maine on the
19th of December, 1861, and as a child accompanied his
parents to Nova Scotia, where he remained until of age.
He went to Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1882, served on the
police force in that city for two years, then left to engage
in bridge-building on the Canadian Pacific Railway. In
1886 he removed to British Columbia, and since that
time has been a well known figure in Victoria and
K. OP P.
[itY   1.   MILLS.]
This Lodge was instituted on Wednesday, April 20th,
1892, by Past Criancelor E. N. Fowler, assisted by
Knights of Granville Lodge No. 3 and  Rathbone Lodge LODGE  HISTORY.
No. 7, Vancouver, British Columbia, and International
Lodge No. 53, K. of P., Blaine, Washington. The
first officers were as follows : Dr. W. D. Brydone-Jack,
P. C. ; Isaac W. Mills, C C ; John McEwen, V. C. ;
R. A. McCullough, Prelate; Robert Townley, M. of
E. ; T. M. Tyson, M. of F. ; WT. F. Clark, M. at A. ;
John Mitchell, K. of R. and S. ; James Hughes, I. G. ;
Joseph Rogers, O. G.
These officer's were re-elected , to fill the second  term.
Isaac W. Mills was the first representative to the Grand
Lodge, and the second year he was elected Grand Outer
The Lodge was organized with a charter membership
of 19, and at present there are 4^ members in good
standing on the roll.
From  the ages of 21  to 30 the fees are :  For rank of
Page,   $10;   Esquire,   $5 ;   Knight,   $5.     Between   30
and  40:   Page,  $10; Esquire,   $7.50; Knight,   $7.50.
And $1   additional  to  the rank of Page   for each  year
between the ages of 40 and 5° years.
The dues are $1 per month. The sick benefits are $1
per week for the first six months ; but after a brother
has been a member for six months he shall be entitled to
$10 per week for the following half-year, and $5 per
week for a third period of six months. Should the sickness be of longer duration than eighteen months, his
benefits shall be determined by a two-thirds vote of the
On the death of a brother entitled to benefits, $75
shall be appropriated from the funds of the Lodge to
defray funeral expenses ; and on the death of a brother's
wife, $50.
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Robert Townley.
Mr. Townley is a charter member of Mount Pleasant
Lodge No. 11, K. of P., and has held the offices of
Master of Exchequer and Vice Chaneelor. In the Uniform Rank, Division No. 4, he now holds the rank of
Sir Knight Herald, Until recenty he officiated as Secretary of the Orange society, which he joined about
eleven years ago in Toronto, Ontario.
Robert Townley is a native of Toronto, where he was
born on the 20th of November, 1863.     Until 16 years of
age he attended  the public schools there, then entered
the employ of Richards Bros., and remained with them
five years, learning the plumber trade*    At the end o(
that time   he opened   a shop of his   own   on  Spadina
avenue, and was in business for about seven years.     On
April  8th, 1889, he came to Vancouver, and after work'
ing  for three years with McLennan &  McFeely, started
a plumber shop at 21 Oppenheimer street. Since September 4th, 1895, ne has been engaged in a new enterprise containing great future possibilities. In partnership with his brothers James and Archibald, he has
fitted out a small factory on Mount Pleasant with all the
machinery necessary for the manufacture of mirrors and
beveled and ornamental glass-work. James Townley is
an expert glass-worker, and turns out some excellent
work. This being the only establishment of the kind
on the coast, it is bound to prosper, and the energy of
the Townley Brothers in starting this new enterprise is
certainly to be highly commended.
In connection with the glass-works a plumbing business is carried on under the charge of Mr. Robert
Townley, whose skill at his trade is too well known to
need praise here. He can always be found at his home
on Ninth avenue, Mount Pleasant, and any communications addressed to him will receive prompt attention. ——
K.  OF  P.
[l!Y J.   E.   EVANS.]
Crusader Lodge No. 19, K. of P., was instituted in
the city of Vancouver on the 30th of May, 1894, by
Grand Chancelor H. ], Anstie, with a charter member-
soip of 33. Since then the membership has been growing steadily, and much credit is due to the officers and
members of Crusader Lodge for the efficient manner in
which they conduct their business. Especially worthy
*of praise is the Keeper of Records and Seal, Bro. J. H.
•Simpson, who has filled that position since the Lodge's
The night of meeting is Thursday, at eight o'clock,
•and visiting brethren are always welcome.
The present officers are: T. H. Goldie, C. C. j F.
Tubbs, V. C. ; J. l| Edwards, Prelate-; James McDonald, M. of W. ; J. II. Simpson, K. of R. and S. ;
H I Morton, M, of E, ; L. Scott, M. of F. ; N.
Matheson, M. at A. ; D. M. Stewart, I. G. ; G, Z.
■Hulse, i >.. G.
Allen J. Sharp,
The well  known merchant  tailor, is a member of Crusader  Lodge, K. of P., which  he joined  about a year
Mr.   Sharp  is  a  native  of   Prince   Edward   Island,
having been born near Summerside on the 1.7th of June,
1857, where, after completing his education in the public
■'schools,  he  learned   the carpenter trade,  and for ten 26
years was extensively engaged in the business of contracting and building. On coming to Vancouver in
1892, he, in company with his brother,, opened a merchant tailoring and gents' furnishing establishment at
617 Hastings street, under the firm-name of A. J. Sharp*
& Co., and on the 1st of October removed to 160 Cordova street, in order to secure a better location and
larger quarters. A specialty is made of fine tailorings
and in the new store the line of furnishing goods will be
found complete, embracing qualities and prices to suit
all tastes and financial conditions.
J.  E. Evans
Was a charter member of Crusader  Lodge, K. of P , of
which he was the first Chancelor Commander, is now7
Deputy Grand  Chancelor, and since the organization of
the  Lodge has been one of its most active members.
He is also a prominent member of the  Masonic  fraternity.
Mr. Evans is well known in business circles as the
provincial manager for the Union Mutual Life-insurance
Company of Portland, Maine-
' Leonard Scott.
Mr. Scott is a charter member of Crusader Lodge Nc
17, K. of P., and has held office as. its Master of
Finance ever since its organization.
He was born in Yorkshire,   England, August   nth,
1852. and attended school  there until  about 12 years of
age.    At  that  tender period  he  was apprenticed  to a-
large butchering company in Yorkshire, and after more
than five years spent in obtainiug a thorough knowledge
of the trade, he went to Darlington, in the county of
Durham, where for eight years he held a position as
cutter in a shop there.    Mr. Scott's next  move was to* LODGE HISTORY. 27
America, and after passing a short time in several of the
most important cities of the United States, he brought
up in Manitoba.
During the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway
from the East he was engaged by the construction company as one of its butchers, and worked along the road
from Oak Lake to where the connection was made in
Eagle Pass. For the first time Mr. Scott now7 forsook
his chosen occupation, and spent eight or nine months
prospecting in the Big Bend country. On September
3rd, 1886, his prospecting having turned out very poorly,
he came to Vancouver, British Columbia. For the first
eight years of his residence here he worked with Hayes
& Mcintosh. On February 2nd, 1895, ^n partnership
with G. W. Urquhart, he opened a butcher shop at 130
Cordova street. The firm-name is Scott & Urquhart,
and they do a good business, catering chiefly to family
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A, O. U. '
[by f. l. budlong.]
Perseverance Lodge No. n, Ancient Order of United
Workmen, located at Mount Pleasant, was organized
March 25th, 1892, with the following charter members
and officers : G. A. Jordan, P. M. W. ; John Gavin,
M. W. ; Charles Doering, Foreman ; F. Filion, Overseer ; F. Bowser, Recorder ; F. L. Budlong, Financier ;
}. W. Jackson, Receiver ; C. W. Weigand. G. ; James
McGeer, I. W. ; F. Mills, O. W.
The membership is not large, but all take a lively
interest in the good work of the Order, which is recognized throughout the world as one of the strongest and
best of benefit organizations. The meetings are well
attended, and every effort is put forth to make them
pleasant and profitable. ,. -  - J
F. L.  Budlong,
The Grand Master Workman of the Order in British
Columbia, is a native of New York, but has resided in
this Province for twenty-seven years. He is the youngest Grand Master in the Order, having joined it in 1892,
and in 1895 was raised to the highest position in the
gift of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia.
F. Filion
Was a charter member of Perseverance  Lodge  No. 11,
A.O.U.W. ; and v\hile, owing to business engagements,
he has not been a regular attendant at meetings, he has
contributed his full  share  toward  the advancement and
good   name   of the   Lodge.     He   is   also   a   prominent
member of the Young Men's Institute.
Mr. Filion was born near Montreal, Quebec, April
13th, i860, and educated in the common schuols and
Wanless Academy at Carillon, Quebec. After leaving
school he was employed for six years in a general merchandise store at Carillon, and then for another six
years was engaged on the Government public works in
the construction of the Trent river canal, the Port
Arthur breakwater, etc. He came from Port Arthur to
Vancouver in 1891, and in March of that year opened a
grocery store at 315 Carrall street, in company with W.
L. Davis, whose interest in the business he purchased in
1893, and in June, 1895, removed to his present store,
No. 204 Carrall street. He carries a very desirable
stock of goods, and has achieved the success in his
business which careful attention always brings.
J. W. Jackson
Was a charter member of Perseverance Lodge No. 11 j
A.O.U.W.    He was elected Receiver on its institution. LODGE HISTORY. 21)
has served in the same capacity ever since, covering a
period of three years, and by virtue of this service is now
Past Master.
Mr. Jackson w^s born in the county of Cumberland,
Nova Scotia, on the 16th of February, 1848. After his
school days he learned his trade at Amherst in that Pro*
vince, and worked in Moncton, New Brunswick as
watchmaker and jewelery manufacturer for four years.
In 1874 he went to San Francisco and conducted the
same business for three years ; removed thence to Dayton, Washington, where he remained at his occupation
for eight years ; and arrived in Vancouver in 1885, just
in time to open a business and be wiped out by the big
fire of 1886. After the fire he established himself in
his present location, 118 Cordova street, where for
nearly eight years he has enjoyed a prosperous business
as a manufacturer and repairer of watches, jewelery,
etc., in which he is recognized as an expert.
R.  D.  Fetherston
Has been a member of the A. O. U. W. for about thirt-
een years, having joined Madawaska Lodge at Arnprior,
Ontario, in 1882, in which he passed through the chairs,
and on his removal to Vancouver joined Perseverance
Lodge by card in December, 1894, in which he now
holds the office of Foreman. He is also a member of F.
and A. M. and A. O. of F.
Mr. Fetherston was born at Arnprior, Ontario, Dec.
26, 1856, receiving his education in the public schools
of Arnprior and Ottawa. After his school days he was
engaged in the lumber and saw mill business with his
father, at Fitzroy Harbor, Ontario, remaining there until
he was 25 years of age, when he went to London, Ont.,
becoming a stock-holder in the North American Manufacturing Go., manufacturers of agricultural implements,
in which, for ten years, he held the position of Inspector
' of Agencies. During this time he graduated from the
Millitary Colleage, at Kingston, in 1880, with first-class
certificates and for several years was captain  of   No. 4 3°
Co., 42nd Battalion Canadian Militia, with headquarters
at Brockville, retiring in 1885, retaining rank. In 1891
he came to Vancouver, being employed for three years
in Cassidy's mill and in May,   1804., organized the Van
couver Sash and Door Co., of which he was appointed
manager, a position he has ever since held, now having
the honor of being at the head of one of the largest and
and most prosperous business enterprises in the city, the
success of which has been due largely to his faithful
work and good management.
Was a charter member of Perseverance Lodge, A.O. U.
W., and was its first recorder, afterwards, spending two
successive years in the chairs. He is also a prominent
Mason, now belonging to the Royal Arch Chaperin that
Mr. Bowser is a native of New Brunswick, born at
Richibucto, Kent Co., Sept 13, 1858, where he attended
school until he was sixteen vears of age, when he went
to sea, spending five years in merchant sailing vessels,
and visiting almost every country in the world. In 1883
he took Greeley's " Go West " advice, locating first at
Yale, B. C., serving three years in construction work on
the C. P. R. In 1886 he went to Victoria and for three
years was employed on the C. P. N. Co. 's boats, running between Victoria and Vancouver. Leaving that to
accept a position in the customs serviee, first in minor
positions for a short term, but for the past four years
holding the important post of chief landing waiter.
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B   b'
This lodge was organized at Moodyville   in the fall of
1879, the official records of the institution dating from [uly
A few  meetings  were  held  at  Moodyville,
but  after  that,   a hali was secured at Hastings Mill  on
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this side of the Inlet, (the town then being called Granville,) where the lodge met for about a year, afterward
meeting on Cordova street, near Cambie, and at present
having a hall in the new Masonic block. There were
eighteen charter members as follows,—Benj. Springer,
Jas. Van Bramer, Jonathan Miller, Wm. PL Soule,
Oliver G. Harbell, John Murray, Benj. H. Wilson, W.
Walkin, Peter Cordiner, Richard H Alexander, Alexander Johnston, Murray Thane, Isaac Johns, P. W. Sweet,
Hugh Stalker, Jas. Marrion, S. Proctor, II. Brantleht.
The present membership is forty five.
From its organization until 1892, the lodge worked
under the jurisdiction of Oregon and Washington, but in
that year a seperate jurisdiction was formed for British
Columbia, and the number of the lodge changed from
No. 29 to No. 2. It counts among its members many of
the most prominent men in Vancouver, and from the
start has enjoyed a prosperous career.
The present officers are,—Wm. Tierney, P. M. W.;
Dr. H. E. Langis, M. W; Edw. Hunt, Foreman;
Peter Cordiner, overseer ; A. M. Bullock, Recorder ;
T. H. Wooton, Financier; Stanley James, Receiver;
Murray Thane, Guard; S. F. McDowell, I. W.; Levy
Wheten, O. W.
Benj.   Springer.
Mr. Springer was one of the charter members of
'Granville Lodge, A.O.U.W., was its first Past Master,
and afterward Master for several years, and in the
younger days of the organization was very active in promoting its interests and assisting in its substantial growth.
For some time past, however, other duties have occupied his time, and he has left the hard work in the good
hands of younger members. Pie has also belonged to
the Masons tor nearly twenty years, holding a membership in Mt. Hermon Lodge, in which he was Master ior
seven years.
Mr. Springer was born at  London, Ontario, February
2, 1841,  receiving  his  education and  graduating in the 32
classical course at Cradock College. After leaving
colleage he engaged in civil engineering for a short time,
when, in 1862, he removed to the famous Cariboo district, where he was engaged in mining for about ten
years. In 1872 he became associated with the Moodyville Lumber Company, acting as its manager for about
twenty years,, during which time the business grew to be
one of the largest in point of output and importance on
this part of the coasL For three years past he has given
his attention to looking after various business enterprizes
in the mercantile and real estate lines in Vancouver and
Victoria with which he has from time to time become
connected. For the past fifteen years he has held the
honorable position of Vice Council for Norway and
Sweeden, and lor the same length of time has held the
office of Justice of the Peace, and for the past ten years
has served as one of the School Trustees for Vancouver.
During his long 'residence in B.C., Mr. Springer has
enjoyed the highest confidence and- esteem in public and
business affairs.
Capt. Hugh Stalker
Has been a member of Granville Lodge, A.O.U.W7. for
about eighteen years, having been one of its charter
members. He has filled all the chairs many times
during his long connection with the lodge and served as
representative to the Grand Lodge at a number of its •
Capt. Stalker was born at Clide, Nova Scotia, October
2, 1833, aRd when he was twelve years of age went to
sea with his father who was a veteran master of sailing
vessels. He made many voyages in this way, for about
ten years, receiving his education in the public schools
during winter vacations. In 1862, when he was twenty-
two years old, he came to B.C., locating in the Cariboo
district, where he followed mining for two years, and for
the following six years was steamboating on Lillenett
lake, earring supplies and passengers to the  mines.     He mmm
lodge history. 33
then removed to Moodyville in 1870, having charge as
master of the various boats in the service of the wSaw
Mill Company, until 1881, when he took charge of the
steamer Senator, running tbetween Vancouver and
Moodyville, in which capacity, he* ,-stiH remains. His
entire service as a mariner covering a period of fifty
Stanley James
Has  been a member, in  good  standing,   of Granville
Lodge,  A.O.U.W.,  for twelve years,  in which he has
filled the chairs at various times, having been Master in
t^ss than ei^ht months after joining the lodge.    For oyer
sevenajgpafg^ke has held the office of Rec^eiver^uand wbs
representative to the G. L> at the meeting at Chilliwack,
in $93'•&$£%£$ I^^^p i^M''-^^W^^^ $^.f$lk
ijiMr. James was born^at London,  England, Aprils,
J855, -receivi^ his  edi$$ation in, the  city;of   Lundoa
middle-class schooi§,^after which he ,spfnt nearly four
years in the British army, where, by keeping the  books
for the Quarter-Master, he gained a practical  business
knowledge   whieh  afterward  serveoVfchim  well-.      After
leaving the army he was for three years, with fonas De
Frees  &   Co.,   Chandelier   Manufacturers,, the   largest
establishment of the kind in London.    He then went to
Toronto, Canada, where for some years he occupied**fhe
position   of cashier,   first  with   Christie Brown  & Co£,
and afterward   with   Howland   and   Son.    During  this
time he was a member of the Governor   General's  Body
Guard, which about that time, was acting as' escort, on
numerous occasions, to  Lome and  Princes Louise; -:   In
1883, he went to Victoria, where he was reporter on the
Colonist for a short time, afterward being connected with
the Moodyville Saw Mill and the commission house of
A. R. Johnson & Co., at Nanaimo, until 1889, when he
came  to Vancouver, where in   1890,  he wasf-elected-by
the  city council to the office of City Auditor^  which
|x)sition he still hokfs. 34'
G. F. Baldwin
Joined Granville Lodge, A.O.U.W., three years ago,
in which he has gone through the chairs, filling the office
of M.W. for one term. He is also a member of the
Pacific Lodge, I.O.O.F., being one of the first to be
initiated into that banner lodge.
Wm. Baldwin is a native of New Brunswick, but at
an early age removed to Ontario, where he received his
education in Woodstock College. He then taught
school for three years in Ontario, removing from there to
Emerson, Manitoba, where he remained for eight years,
serving six years as teacher in the public schools, and
two years as town clerk, In 1885 he went to Victoria,
where, for about a year he held a position on the repor-
torial staff of the Evening Times. In 1886 he came to
Vancouver, and in the summer of that year was appointed by the City Council, to the office of city treasurer,
which position he has ever since filled to the evident
satisfaction of the city fathers and the public, and as the
tenure of office is at the pleasure of the council, he has a
fair prospect of continuing "indefinitely.
Squire Jones Randall
Is an enthusiastic believer, and a valuable worker, in
the interests of the great order of A.O.U.W. He is a
member of Granville Lodge, No. 2, which he joined
about eight years ago, and in which he has passed through
the chairs and filled the offices of Foreman, Overseer,
etc., now being P. M. W. In 1888 he was representative
to the Grand Lodge meeting held at Seattle, when he
made an earnest and successful fight to have the law
amended, which at that time allowed members to transfer or sell their certificates. The law was duly changed
and has proven of great benefit to the order. He also
belongs to Samaritan Lodge, No. 2, I.O.O.F., of Portland, Oregon, which he joined in 1881.
Mr.   Randall has  had  an interesting and  successful
career.    He was born in Erie Co., Penn., September 4*
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1847, removing when a child to Oregon, where he received his education in the schools of Yamhill and
Marion counties.     He then went to Portland, and served
^ an   apprenticeship  as   macflinest  and   engineer  in   the
Willamette and Old Oregon Iron Works, since which
time he has steadily followed this calling. He left
Portland about 1874, for the Sound, locating at Pt.
Ludlow, where he built the large saw mill at that place,
* and remained there until '1877.     He then went to  Pt.
Discovery, where he built an addition to the mill at that
place, and for some time was engaged as engineer on
various Sound steamers. About this time he was called
back to Portland to build a ferry boat for the East, Portland service. This was the first craft of the kind having
its wheel in the center and which proved a practical success.    After putting the machinery in the steamer  Cas-
% cades, he removed to  Moodyville in  February, 1882, to
take charge as master mechanic of the big mill there, in
which capacity he has been of immense service to the
company,   having   kept    the mill   in  steady   operation
m through good and  bad business conditions for the past
thirteen years. His most important feat however, was
the designing and construction of the steam plant
addition to the original mill,: said t0: be the best on the
coast in point of utility of arrangement. With his fertil
brain and reliable habits, Mr. Randall well deserves the
success he has achieved.
A. M.  Bullock
Joined Granville Lodge, A.O.U.W., in 1889, in which
he has held the office of Recorder for five years, besides
taking an active interest generally in the wellfare of the
lodge, being a representative to the Grand Lodge meet-,
ings for the past four years. Previously he belonged to
1| Haywards Lodge, No. 18, at Haywards, Cal., for several
years. In business circles, Mr. Bullock is well known in
Vancouver and vacinity, having for the past six years,
been engaged in the Fire, Life, Accident and Marine
Insurance business. 36
P. A. Allen
has been a member of Granville Lodge, A. O. U. W.,
for eight years, and is also a Mason of twenty years
standing, belonging to Mt. Herman Lodge No. 7, in
which order he is now Past Master, and has held every
office except Secretary and Treasurer.
Mr. Allen is a native of Ireland, born in County
Cavan, Aug, I, r§45. Here he received his education and at the age of fifteen came to the United
States, locating in Mystic, Connecticut, in i860, where
he followed blacksmithing for four years. In 1865 he
removed to the Red Wood district of California, where
for five or six years he ran a shingle saw and attended
to the blacksmithing in the mills. In 1872 he came to
Moodyville to accept the position of foreman of the
blacksmith shops for the mill there, which important
post he has ever since held, showing that his services are
duly appreciated.
Ed. Schwann
Is a prominent member of Canadian Lodge No., I, Sons
of Herman—the only one in the Dominion. He was
also a charter member of Rathbone Lodge K. of P., and
belongs to the Manchester Unity branch of the Odd
Mr. Schwahn was born at New Steten, Prussia, Sept.
1, 1859, going to school there for about four years, and
at the age of eleven leaving home in company with his
three brothers, for the United States. He located first
near Watertown, Wisconsin, on a farm, and after remaining there two years, removed to Minnesota, where he
and his brothers were engaged in farming and stock raising, until 1878, when they removed to Dakota. Here
Mr. Schwahn opened a hotel at Casselton, near which
place he owned a farm, and for about ten years was prosperously engaged in the hotel and grain raising business.
During this time he narrowly escaped making a neat
little  fortune  through  a simple  attachment   which  he 1
lodge History. 37
placed on the Wood reapirig machine Which droverj of so
much importance that the manufacturers quietly and
quickly had it patented for their own benefit. In June,
1888, Mr. Schwahn came to Vancouver, opening the
Gambrinus Hotel, oh Water street, which he Conducted
for two years, when he opened the Senate Saloon, on
Cordova street, afterwards the New Fountain Hotel, 27
Cordova street, and in June, 1895, to°k charge of the
Bay View Plotel, 614 Cordova street, at which place he
is now entertaiuing the public in his well known royal
Chas. Schwahn
Is a merriber of Rathbone Lodge, K. of P. , of which he
was one of the charter members, and also belongs to the
Sons of Hermon.
Mr. Schwahn is a native of Prussia, born at New
Steten, Province of Pommern, March 22, 1856. In 1870
he bid adieu to his native land to make his future home
in the new world. He was located in Wisconsin and
Minnesota for about six years, farming, and in 1878
removed to Dakota, where he remained for ten years,
farming—receiving his citizenship papers during his resij
dence here. In 1888 he came to Vancouver where he
was employed for three years in Doerings brewery, after
which he was for a year proprietor of the Gambrinus
Hotel, Water street, then, in the fall of 1892, opening
his present place of business, the New Fountain Hotel,
27 Cordova street, which he has niade one of the most
popular resorts in the city, as he is popular with the
people and attends strictly to his business, serving the
best of everything in the way of things to eat -and drink.
Dr. W. J. McGuigam
Dr. McGuigan is not only a practical believer in fraternal societies, but is thoroughly well known as an all-
round wide-aw&ke member of the community. 38 LODGE  HISTORY.
He was a charter member Of Rathbone Lodge, K. of
P., in which he filled the office of M. of E. for three
years in succession, and through this service was chosen
P. C, and represented Rathborn at the Grand Lodge
meeting at Vancouver, in 1895. He is examining physician for his lodge, and ior the endowment rank, K. of P.
as vvell as for the order of Woodmen of the World.
For the past eight years he has been examiner for the
medical council of B. C, of which organization he was
president in 1889, besides being examiner for the following companies,—London and Lancashire Confederation,
North American Federal Manufacturers' United States
Life, New York Mutual Life, Union Mutual, Germania,
Mutual Reserve and Provident Saving Life.
At the present time he is secretary  of the Vancouver
Medical Association, and in 1892, represented the third the Board of Aldermen. In .1886 he was appointed by the Crown, Coroner of the city of Vancouver,
which position he has ever since filled, and during the
small-pox epidemic of 1892, was chairman of the Board
of Health, and Health Officer for the county of Vancouver, doing excellent service in preventing the spread of
the disease.
Dr. McGuigan was born at Strafford, Ontario, July
20, 1853, receiving a practical education in the public
schools, afterward, taking a classical course in curriculum at the Collegate Institute, at Gait, proceeding
from there to McGill University, Montreal, from which
famous seat of learning he graduated with high honors
in medicine and surgery, in the class of 1879. On
entering upon his professional career, he was appointed
surgeon to the Grand Trunk R. R., at Sarna, which he
abandoned at the end of a year, on account of ill health.
He then removed to London, Ontario, where he practiced his profession for five years, making many friends
and gaining a high reputation for skM£ a&  a physician LODGE  HISTORY. 39
and surgeon. During this time he was closely identified
with the medical department of the Western University,
filling the office of Registrar of the medical faculty,
occupying the chairs of Botany and Therapeutics, and
delivering a series of lectures on ,physiology. Removing
to B. C, in 1885, he was appointed surgeon to the C. P.
R. Co., with headquarters at Donald, discharging the
duties of that office until the road was completed, when
he removed to Vancouver, where he has since made his
home, and establishe4#n extensive and lucrative practice.
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