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GI-O. .T7,,,HILL t Ci CO.,, . ,
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ATTORNEY vAP LAV.'i
SOLICITOR lTlillANCEIlY, ;
RO U N VILLI:, NEBRASKA.
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Ztzt Pcorlo tenon's L-nk,
Liquors, Wines, Ale, Eear,
II 41 HI i:, iv YO W iftCLTRl-
kikg rlakm:k. cji!Arii:3iow-
EU and niCIi LIE CX3LTIVA
TOK. UHITXL1"S liLOC,
Main Street. Brownville
GEO.. A. P1UNCE & COS
S9 Varieties, it h Taicnt
asso Tenuto or
tlrant Ilcscvooa, Valaut or
"Vo Charge for Boring or Shipping.
'1kF33,000 Xow'ln Usc.esf
ILLUSTnATED CAT A. LCOTJE, -UtL'ing
foil (IfB'-riptlon of htylf nl tesu u iii In
Tjinmt Mn-i a u tbe (-u)pnor Tr'l
itnc vt nr mtiuui fills 011 Lu i ihikU:e
GEO. W. HILL &CO
.' . Bruwijville ttra.-ka.
BR L t! K LA YE E
PL AST EH E Tl S .
TJll ta .iij:riita :.,r l.rioki.tyui. i';trin,
kmldjf l ifttrnii, ind du nj tliinjr in thir w
la tte mit vatt.-TitcUTj and orkuiDlike luatLer.
lag.il),lS6G. ( x-Aly
Millinery & Faucy Goods
Kain Street one door west of the Post Office
"imOlTXYl Li:, XKUItASSLA.
A iBperior u,ek. of tall anu Wiaicr tiudi
JirciTet. Kverjthing io tbe Millinery Jioe
ftconUntl.T o hnd. Uro-JUkicg, lionnet
'tting.i Triiainluir Jooa laoruati
O;tober,25 1855. rV-n--:Sl
; ". JACOlJMAKuiTN
1 IS 31. C H A. IST T:
t-ua iJi tli-j
AIN .STLEET, bl;0VNVlTLs', ' XEDHASKA
AH. H3u G(5
uadersigiu-d . h iving, rented
a .... f.. f r-: '
ihot of ixformimr' the
'lrttj"w,f,mtn.5iiii.(n of Nmxs acl r'brs.tba
1 '"ii . Tba uiill it nnw iu irti .n anj
9 rbit to jrnud ra re-jetful'r iarittd
" h,$h:t cash price -given fpT-ptcat.
7N .v ti
Soth EfiPt , corin-r of, Main ar.J Tint ?trcct8
'irncE IIorKS 7 t t A.v.anJ I 10 2 and 6 t
DrowBvillft, Nebraska, My $tb, 1S35 No S,1y.
A. S. HOLLADAY, M. D.
. Giailsiatoci In isrl,
Located in" lli-oit nviltc it 1S35 .
O B STJEtL TO DAN
Dr. II; liiw D Lial ouii lcle ets iff Atci-'Utat-i
.' TifiAitiinp r! Obstetrical i ivtrnmcnts. .
OCIce: IIoHii(Iaj7& C's Dri:? Store
Tiro Voors Eait of Posi Office. '
p. fJ, Spe-ialnttcnlioa girn to Obstetric and
the disa4eji pf w iuct aua cLildren, , x-4i-l
' CHARLES I1ELL.MEIU. .
nam Ct 2 doors below trcwnviJle IIous?,
lis on hand ;i superior si-ckif Hoot .tud Sb( es
i:.I the best in '.aerial and ability fordoing
Repairing done wit?) neatness and dispatch
cMiy fX'oxJO. Cnsli. -.
OPPOSITE DEUSER'S TIN-SHOP,
WAQOKS, BUGGIES, PLOWS. CTTIiTT
VI TO KH, 4ic. KepMf-.1 'ii ort Dcti.e, at low rates,
lid warranted tgiekii -factina. x-13-m nn
AMERICAN HOUSE. .
K God Feed and Livery Stable
In ccnncction whb the House.
L- D. ROBINSON. PROPlUETOit.
Front Street, between Mai a and Water,
IItOV XYIL.L.E, XEURASK.A.
May, COth 1SGG. 10 3G Iy
T.W.Tipton O.B.Hetrett J:S.Cburcb
TIPTON, KEVETT & CHURCH
dttovncvja nt atu,
y.rch 1st, 6. ly. ' '
it ji mi mm.
Min Hetireen lt &. 21 Street
Tkes this method vt infortnii j: ibe public ibt
he bi on bund a M.kndi l a irtuunt of Kent's and
HOOTS AND SHOFS.
CCnctou ork done ii L neatnev anJlitipatcri-3
ICepAirin;; dune u sboit UJtioa. , 10-0 tuuu
TO THE "FARMERS OF NE51AHA CO.,
I would repec'lvUy say that I have
and am now receiving a large stock or
11 '.r" liVl.
Vintcr end gpiJcs Wear.
I bpf-r cr.t.tatitlv eti bund fu'.l asrortuicrt cf
. Of ell Kind. J
Ilcvor Cloth "Coat.s, Iarts & Vests.
French Cluik Clot i in? in Latest i ihlcs.
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G h e a d o r C n e aD.c-r
Than anv of niV Cutupetitors: All I
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ask is for the citizens of Nf maha -
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and adjoining counties
TO . GLYE LIS A. OALL
Andfnd out for Thtmitfvcs I
REMEMIE l THE
TL. w. rca5A.
"BEN. ROGERS, ' CO:,
atern k liiaif ftf ftock II res Boujht.SoM
and Eiehanp!. Stck bo-irji;l by. tbe day tr
week.xA UiterOKIULIi mtacLcd to StAV0-
UK.. NUAL .lLLtIi V'etertarj urjaon, Out
t at oar5kaU;'.'. whttra be rut at fcll tipes k ba
fcEO. . Xtil-ET.' LUIHEK HOiDLKr. CH13. 0. 101WKY
UOBSEr, IIOADLEY C0., ,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
end Dealers in Land warrasts.and
H fricultural. College fc crip'.
Office, tn. Land 'Cfice Building, 7
Fuy srd ell imprnTtd and nn'mrrnved tands.
Uuy .Sc1,d3 lc-at Land Warrants, and agTi-
CU.!url c"i!i-go ciTip.
. L'ake careful, felwtinni" of goTrrrment Land?
fur location, Ho'mestead, and pre-etp;;i ions.
AtuuJ to cor.ti'ptiu H.Lueetcud aud pre-emption
ca-c?,in tbo Imh 'Ti -e.
Leittrs of inquiry, promptly and cheerfully answered.
n nonirs-Slgn;& Ornamental
Glazier, Gilder, Graicer,
All work done in a workman
like manner, end on strickly ,
O jSu S3 3HE
ON BOOR WESjl Or BROWS VILLI D.06I
R. T. RAIITET & W. D. LEWIS
" SUCCESSORS TO HAINEY & CO.
Respectfully inform the Citizens cf iht
City and Covnty that they are in receipt oj
a large and complete assortment of
latfie's Dress Goods.
WniTE GOODS, v
Wilh an endless variety of
N O T I O 1ST S.
Together uith the Largest -Stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES'
Ever brought to this City all of which
in cold, which enables us to offer supe- J
rir induce merit? to those desirous cf pur
chasing. We also, keep on hand .a fresh
. r And a good assortment of ..
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: Remember the Place, Main Sireet, On Door
above the Ptif&ce, Brownvilia, Nebraska. . .
9-10 4lj in,no .
Philip Philips & Co.
Wholesale and retail dealers in
PIANHS, ; "
' AND MELODEONS.
-Wyterc Amenta for, Deader Dntbrr, Palest
plata I inn-Vnure. 'Thf4 Pino-re Jb-rly
1 fitfi:mnt3 ind-j in tliic r-nntry or Europe, with
the full irMifrKmeJ iii which
Jill the Strings red vpon Wooden Bsar-
'. s l- :,ng .. ; - . . .Ar;
and in wbich io"t f the Toninsr Pint sjo thmoxh
)h Iron Plate TbU arrmrutat triduo.cj ilsro
Uf.n',d Tu. wiUi couibinf-d rinpetaeM and grant
Power, Trd tnT3 p( iftt qunli-'r lhov;h themtiro
ccijla.ao-t tkcpcity vi $tibin& Imager in tune
aud rt'tainHjc it. up iriur innaty of ioue , thaa
anffher infriiinent. - - -i. -r r. r r t
- --0.-eil Ag.iWrWD. &U.W.iSuiitb,'! 1
AMERICAN ORGANS. f
,.,.The oericaa Orjftnjare the cujly.ri'al. reed Or
snm now hefaia tan ntihlia. :. The c.nlv Orran huF-
I,,-, 4 m - 4 - - - - ' -
Reverberating Sound Box.r riv,l n.
Wileh'hai tfie .:.ZZt -
tbe bou -.n Uonrd hs in tbe Piano Forte, (to
g.v bly aal rc?unam e of toneand without wbk-h,
tbe Orgaa becomes merely Molvieoa. ia. an.Ura
cat-e. i .
-"Tla"iahfirl-an"Orz;iBifco4 "hly tar 1H Jwhid
chet or H4Ji d b-x, but hare the large Orjnn bel-1-w,
giTing power 'and grett ste.id'r.e? cf tone.-
fbee with their ex rem fie Tocin of tha ritd
atd jrfectvus oC tba tvne, make th:o "the., "T .,
f.Ios) Perfect Organ Known.' V
(Tbe in)prorrnfnts, with snpcriorr'T cf , tone ard
w,o.4Lmanbir.klar tha Atuericaa Orcna ,tae
L-iut rutu the bxt.aed trfT oooauir.a a ut 'aer
f tic tbnn By t,her rd iaitrument i b rcMltet,
Ibtj Organ receircd Ibe rrit i'rtsaiuiu ftfc ne
gr.tt t. Loui K&irin 0:t"-bcr. , - . . j v .
.'I IVbtliiiCri t-f tbe ."Siainjt P;!ria,, forlSuLday
Schools. . !end fr CifRtt'ar. '
M Adxeis. PHILIP PHILIPS & CO.
fflB .WILKI, I
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Prograraiac or tiic Odd lelluw s
Festival at Rrownville, Nebras
ka. April 26iH 1SC7. - j
sl. Music and Singing the OJes7-
! -2nd. 'Reading of 'the Proclatnaiion of
the G. S. cf th United Stales. ,
3rd. 'Prayer by Rev. 15 C. Golliday.
4i'a: Address by Past Graud ' Master
A.. D.' Jo'ae's.-'
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6th. Address by Past Grand A..S.
HolladayJ as follows : .1
Most Worthy Grand Master and Broth
era;jUr Most Worthy PaaiG rand Masr
ter. A. p. Jone$. hnying entertaiued you
with au able and inteietting address oti
ihe rise. prupress, and future of the.Or
der, I shall endeavor to call your atten
tion'; briefly. 10 the consideration of ovher
matters- 1 m not, however, iusensible
of the necessity of that charity wnich ;is
one of the chief aitrtbu-.es of all Oddfel-
Oddfellowship originating jn the nece
sines uf the human race, has, in the
course of many years been organized and
made amennbie to obligation and rules
which have been inetrumenial in, carry-
It has tor its foundation principles as
ancient as creation itself, and which are
as pure as ,' the 'first ray 'of liaht that
from the throne of God flashed over the
' Seasons come tand 'go. all things
around us change, muti dies and goes to
his long home, the flower and the grass
spring up, at our feet. fade and . are no.
more; "he Babylonian rpires- sink.
Acbaia. Rume.and Egypt moulder down.
Time sLake the stable tyranny of
ihrones, and tottering empires crush
by' their own weight," but the principles
of bur order "are. immutable, " and' im
perishable, and will remain untouched
and unharmed, growing brighter and
brighter throughout all time.
.XJddfellowahip as you have been
taurrhi buttles against evil passions and
practice, vice in every form,' and every
wrong. Il tends to elevate and , improve
the heart and nature of man, making
him what the Almighty deigned him to
be; the no-blest w ork of creation. . ;
There .are many vice? against : which
Oddfellows are vuired (9 wage unceas
ing warefare.amongjwhich ncn-ari? aaore
destructive of our peace and welf-ire- than
Evil speaking. It perverts - the -atmosphere
Orroun our Lodges.'acd leads ihe
members thereof into troubles hto!d.
" The fpirit of Oddfel!owthip "ii rvo'Iess
antagonisiic to, and inco.mpaiible.Twith,
fault-finding than evil-speaking. Lue
the Upas it "poisons the r aiaiaph ,-r.4 all
around it, dit-tracts every mpve.-uf-:., and
clogs the progress of the Order. - It in
fluence is evil, and that continually., '
To the fault-finder, allow ma kh.ifty
to.iupgeit ihe tjcp diency cf rtvJviug
from this time to abandon the balit for
ever ; ever.remeniber that it is net odJ
fellowfchip! T "therefore ask yjur earnest
consideration -of this important fubjiict,
atld if Y011 hae not yet senotsly lioughi
of k bee: of vou to do so at once
Think of how much vexation cf mind
you will avoid, and how much pain will
be escaped by the Ledge and ethers
around you ! Think of the feHiogof dt g.
redation tbat ccmes over you shiie giv
ing ybor'tongue to the vile .raoiica
If you -cautiot speak well of & brother,
speak nofat all ! The world, at large,
and still better the Lodge, will com
mend such conduct, but far greater - will
he the ccnsolation of a ,coDsienc8 void
of offence ! end, instead of a wrangling
anc ahq'uietude, all around yea vriile
harmonj7', peace and joy.
JSat, an oddfellow .is-judgec 7; ac
iious, asSvell as his .words.- W 'l.ay
be softiand gentle -as the whi-ptnogi ot
arge46..; full uf -ccm asfion, knint a ud
iove; dissipatirrg the overhatging '.ctoid
uf sorrow ; binding up theiltim and. btc
erated heart and lighting" nj :he ab-jde
of glootn w'uh the golden, tin V I ray t,f
Hope',but hotv povvtrless areMit-r words
10 bring relief to the needy a'jd hrlpless?
Truly it has ,been said ; 4,If a briber or
siMer be naked and de?tituie ?.f .:A7y
food, and one of you say unto ih.;i, De
part in peace, be y warmed an.i fi;lJ;
Dotwiihs'tanding ye give ihero it tlios?
things, which are heedful "ta - the body,
what dotli it pn-fii ?
Odcfellowihip, " like the ,chrt?iianj
faitQ,"ttriihout works, is lead. TLJ, trut
mono is :, alk less arid xcorfc tr.n ! T i
savl am an. Oddfellow withiut trts o.
Love, friendship and truth
cuilty of V violauon of the
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" Kl dy
e a .
the chaiti,au;l should not be c7
er ? and if permitted a seat v. '
walls of any Lodge my cletk
crimson with UU and shami, ;
fihcer of scoinof evrv true 0
' e; poiu
te pjiuted at me. We thou! i
1 transactions" with one anothe
v,eii as. itjfiue, De -iouge.
Love fehttold Jbt'vas svrong.in iip
II1' ' ! 1 J
Lss the bi her ! Wben the N. 'j
the': -Lwdge . closed our W3
fiuished. it has only commt r
conduct town rds Zh( another :
outside world will show how
havb been impressed with'th
cf the Order. 'If we engage I
1 Ute cf iimiliOralilV and Vice. It
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most proof positive that ike sti
ir.gs 'have falleti otr
ouuding:. -brass .cr tinklif:;
that the eeeds ci Truth Thnv
thorny ' and - tiony, places
Qdeity bring ioru ?o fru.;
and die! crif in the transactions of-hfe,
we .exhibit a disposition la oppress, cr
take advantage of one another's n'cm-.
cities.' e are surely. and swiftlyudriftii!g
toward the rocks and whirlpwls'cf vto
latted honor, and fideli.y and-may be
deservedly brandrd. as-nnwonhy the
confidence 'of all good men." The obli
gation of justice is no less binding on our
members, than all others of -the, human
family. 'To do unto others, as we would
have others to d j unto u-, is a rule to
,which we cannot , too closely adhere.' '
i 'Justice teaches u5 never to 'wrong one
anoiheri as brmh9r! it also . teaches' usi
never. to wiong anyone,, be he a brother,
or a fctrangt-.r : If we wouidcarry this rule
intod.rify practice; live up to i it in all
our dealings One svith'! "thB llother;' and
feel that we do so as an - obligation -we
owe to the, Order.how;great would ba the
respect. ; which we would Lreceiva as in
dividuals. The effects of sch a crarse,
wogld deprive .this iife cf very 'inuch" of
its kbrrow and tnbulati.in but fewhearts
would be pierced with: griefbufl feJ
eyes moistened -wjtij the, tear ff.anguish!
The obligations taken upon ourstjlyes.
cannot be re-nou'iCfd, cr sei ati'ie &i
pleasure. Wiih all good Oddfellows they
are bind inland sacred the sa:n.3 ju ady
ve'rsitv.ad prosperity ; 'in war,' as In p'iace;
in sickness, as ia health; they" kcow' no
South, no North, no East,.' no West but
one country,and on3.lcotnii)on(humanny
one God,..and one'broiherhpod of man!
During the Iaie ci'vil tvar '"no ' attempt
was made to establish ' a ' Northern, or
South era Oddfellov.-hip. The thunder
itig nf the cannou.the glittering 'of the,
aword, the. shout cf victory, the wail, of
defeat, the "clang of . arms, the shriek
of agony, ihe' groan of deaih" did noi
destriy the solemn 1 obligations of our
ancient Order, but So soon as 'peace was
declared the smothered flames of Love,
friendship and truth illuminated, ihe hall
of the Grand Lodge of the United States;
all' were mingling together again as a
band uf brothers. - 1 ' - - -
"Absence With ail its pains, wai by
this charming moment wiped away!"
Says a writer, ou the subject ; "repre
sentives from "every, jurisdiction came,
.save uvo North Carolina and Fioridd '
and these! wer? absent on accoun. of un
avoidable circumstances. The brethren
of New York and Massachusetts cbi.pd
hands with their brethren from South
Carolina; tears were shed ;' all em
braced and plcdged'to each "other"' e:er
hal fidelity to the principles of - ihe Or
der, and thus were the broken - links
welded as .with a white heat.",
It is this inteiesling event as, well, as
the anniversary of the founding cf 'the
Order in he United States, that we have
been calltd together this evening to
commemorate witn tnanks-crivinj?: and
prayer. Through the mercy. pf.the. AU
mighty, our Order has been safely xou-'
ducted over the wild and blood-stained
wave of war and desolation, leaving it
bound together as in days past -by - the
threefold chain ofLove7 friendship and
Irutb, for which we should r.etum the
most iincere and heart-feit trjanks to
Him who nidkeih wars" to cease,
breaketh the bow; and cuteth :the spear
in sunder. - : ' ;.
The statistics of the Grand Lodge of
the United. Slates gives a detailed re
port of .the ' .whole benevolent transac
tions of the Order. From this it ap.
pears that during ' the year' preceeding
the last sesfc)n 19.133 brothers were
relieved ; 2 719 widowed 'families were
also relieved. . ,. ; ,,
The amount paid for. tb3, relief of
Brothers was S334.149,?B.
The amount paid out for relief of wid
owed familied 32,069:88. Amount
paid for the cducaii' n of Orphans.
S11:417.75 ; amount paid for . hurrying
the - dead, &S3 592.33 ; Total , recfc1jt,
,J. Ihe report shows that
the Ludgfcs in New York, are not' inclu
ded m this amount, and, of ' course,
must be much larger. i -.. . .j s ..
: Besides these amounts, the Encimp
menii' have paid for the relief,' cf caeiu
hers and widowtd families, burying the
dead, and educating the Orphans
S53.CC4.i20, Ii'wiill be seen Hh'at con
s derable more than half a' million - dol
lars was paid during the last year -in be
nevolence wiihiu the . Ord-r. ,; ; s j
. Jn Nebraska only a ?mall amount has
teen expended in the way of benevo
lence : '2'2 broilers relieved ; paid Out
for tbe same 273; for burying the dead
75 ; total S349. . . ; .j i
The report ives no statistics ; of i the
amounts expended for the. relief of .."wid
owed fauulies, and the education pf or-'
phans iu Ntl'raska. Ths causi of this'
I am unable to explain. It is clearly,
however, the res-uli of an over sight. - " i
' This is no ' small amount but, who'
can compote the private chiruyr grow-!
ing out of the-, kindly feeling cu.uvaied
and exercised by the
Lodges"? How many friendly, a
fectionate visits hive b-ien paid to"sick
brothers, to the widows crphins.aud
how many nights have - been spent via
w atching around the bed side of the sck'
and dying?' These are qustians not
easily answered. Can it' b-?7 p-Vsible
tl et this is a '" mere ''shadow1 of affection?
No; ;it canuot ba tijat'toeD so iiioosd en
on themselves. , . ' -7: v. 2
, The niau that 13 . .a , kind.., has-1.1
band and father, may usually be , 'relied
upon as a iasi friend. "."S we" say'that
the man who is a good OddfelloRr 'cah
riotfnil in being a good and charitable
fitrzeu. IIi.leern3 ta bej bene.volent:-
He may indeed feel the warmest. cHeo-
tioa-ror tnose wco ere, rricmbeTj
t t . .i
4 It i
Order, because their sfficitdn fori him'
bas .inspired iiim .with a like ..sentiment,
but his heart arid 'hand 'maves 'at .every
caseof 'i vHxtrih g.'r He has learned ltl
bles?ednes of benevoledea. ' Its lessens
he does: not' forret.tor . cegiectiv -.-.i
J -We bave sesn; tliat
political lostitu'.ioa, I
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tr Ib'.vj nl tl mini rtoMl
at .. this is
vi-ws oi a man. neither. recommend nor
injure htsCr ' connection -with ' thij crd sr.
Uoi its tru4 sums is a social' institution,
haviii'g .a.'jsy-Km df. pecuniary; benefits
wlch are-pitrtly a bjod to give .it con
sbfjency, and pnrtly a means to aid in
accomplishing ihe social 'designs of broth
erhood; u'' J I'
; iiOd i-fpilowship is. willing to stand 'the
test, of, being judged by .its wotk's ;. and
so long as ii does noi make a man WoVid
as a cuizea.
or a christian,
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! -'The doctrines of Oddfa'Iow-ihip are in
the fullest sense republican, and! i: fully
farrjed .cut .-would prostrate evjry tyrant
ia the, vvorM..iQ hi dist. It leacaes that
all. men ar equal. 7 7 . 7"
i '' We-alf should understand ihaf Odd
fellowship is iriy- a' social intituti(n,
designed io inculcate .the Great principle,
of brotherhood, seskingius end by teach
ing and, engaging ,m members , ;a the
practice "of benevolende and friendship
. i OJd fellowii.; -draws 'iut",7&33Qtial
teachings from the Holy Scriptures, but
claims only to bei. moral, not a, religi,
ous jusLUutfon. Lbve.Truth and Broih
erhpod are plainly taDght ia the Bit-le,
buu'vve do not believe ihat . the . practice
of these moral sentiments, is all that God
demands of. us.7 ..
Man's duue3, morally, are two fold;
Th'se which he o-.ves to his Macr, a nd
those which he owes to his feliow-man
We should not confound these duties, or
presume the practice of . one class ex
empts from that of the other. Odd-fel-lowahip
has to do with the duties which
man owes to mtn. We do detain d
that every person asking membership,
shall believe in the existence cf .God;
As you all know the ritual' of our Order
teaches that God's word is the eternal
Truth' revealed U man for his moral
welfare; but we go no funher thaa
Ia examining an applicant for
membership, we do not ask what nuy
be his political creed, nor do 'we ask
him what may be his religious creed.
Odd-fellowship is aa institution for
time, . cot .-, for eternity. It has to do
'with .the present life ; but religion goes
beyond-! ir,- and prepares' for a lit e tc
come. We acknowledge that true religious
is better,Dybler iuap,any merely moral cr
benevolent institution, howe r., true its
principles and pure its ; practice. And
when ihe day comes a day arden.ily.de
fcired hi every trua scul when through
lbs rinsirumentaliiy . of religion, every
tWia.bf depravity shill hi destroyed-
when:' war shall yield to universal peace
when r despotism t-hali fall and liberty
shall be proclaiqied when; anger, suite,
jealously and discord shall, ( give, away
bef ore ihe glorious principles, of kindness,
meekness, love'7 and 'harmony, : melting
all hearts into dne : grand brother hood ;
Ai!our raissiod will oj consurnateJ, and
not , till ihen I "Then ..the vvoii'.-shall
dwell with ihe lamb, and tbej leopard
phall lie dovvn with the kid 'an J tbe alf
jind the young lica and rthe"fatling 'to
gethtr. and a little child shall lead ihem.
And:; the - cow and the bear shall -feed
their young ones together and the, lion
shall eat straw like an ox. All nations
then shall beat their swords into 7 'plow
shares and their cpears into pruning
hooks Nation i will not lift up -Word
against ca:Un, neither will ;hey learn
warany.iaore.". t . : . o ' . . ..
13ut, let us contemplate,. for a moment,
the beauties and beueuceaCt of our Or
der, cot rn health and prosperity when
the sea of - if e is as tnicothas "he bosom
of a summer's lake, and smilicg flowers
cmbclrsh tc'r path with all "that can'nfike
ourTit'e one continued round "of - earthly
pleasure and contentment, but when sud
den pe? lilence ,tbat waktth in darkness,"
has spread us dark. shroud over the laud,
with a no'.ver' so ternb!, as almost' io
obiiieraie the cainmw ties of humanity,
andwhen the living seem1 f orgeiful cf
thbir.dead- :, t j, .
of a cyminui,iiy have been borne to their
long homes wua scarcely ad eye follow
ing them to moisten' the' newly made
grave with a tear, and birely a friend to
mark the hillock beneath ..which,- they
were.Liid. perchance, by ihe .stranger j
hand.' the Old-feliyvy has bad fanf-fOl
and tender watchers who 'have attc : .d
to ail his wants with all 'sohcfiud . i
kinduesi.- And, should thesiivr 7
be severed, hu solemn funeral car -that
aa Oddfellow's duty dies v a
the expiring groanl f
"Ills last'resting place, 'silent ' and o'j
scorethough it be; is pointed out'aj' that
of au Oddieliuw.aud the grass tint-grows
.upoa in vol ittcfy- ".iveiy in it ...verdure
thaa .are ihe t remiuiscerises associated
with th.e Vpot'in the bois'ains of those
whb'drepp-d the everrein' upbu the ltd
of hi cothu! ' 'n:.:n . (
'- Thoutj 'life's fitful ferer!! hs assua
ged by the cold fljod if dtath ;doea; ihe
vvrk of aa OJJU-lljw stoa here ? . No
provision m made, for the
vidow and orphan j. Tof tne fa. :s 'of-
'trecf an ' arm" fo'r fuj crsj ar.d-a tNield
wurd off iheikbaftiofrc sorrow,; want
ud grief so bng they;are needed.
To ihe second, tbe chilim mind ,of, ad
cioi.y ait? ic.u-itu ine saorn
lamb" by pfcii-'pr and fa.7.hfu'7 aid y tha
mind: is educate?!, ind irnlned-t' virtue
ai4 irpvh. .? hjejx will lUa i to honor , aad
e 1 1 j.
" ' a
No one who becomes a member oi taa
Independent Order tf O 'Jf
regard himself as isolated from his fil-low-tnan.
-Wbn be earolls himjelfs
among the number of thase. Wha .pors-j,,
and cultivate its benevolent l-3sn?lh,)
is bound by every thing-that is high ariA
honorable to act-ia concert-with thimTor'
their dignity and advancament. Avthia
charsre which is commuted, to us involvelj
the welfare ot mankind, we . are bouc
to recognize and sub;:nt to thJ, compact
which unites' in a c-jmju broiherhjoi
10 uphold it successfully. ' ' - '"
r.A, necessity of cherishing amiaLl3
rehtions wii each other is obvious frcrrv;
the comfort and. saiisfacti 3 .which , are
a'iToirded in the performance cf our da"
ties.- - We should be prompted toit'by3
generous and noble impulses, as well ar
by a deep and keen perceptija.c. warjti
and frailties which are cjiaaiaa, to ha
raanity. D fTiculties and trials, disease
and aSictions miist.at oae tune or anoth
er,' attend the course of every one," and
friendly council 'and - assistance 7jjr$
requisite to remove oru .dispel thp.m, .
Ia. proportion .to the cultivatioa. cf-.such.
relationsdoes our Ordar derive pjiiiiv '
advahtagevfor if pructisfd ia ' the ?p f ri s "
of Friendship," Love and Truih, and not
of jelyjsy and hatred, itcauilibe es'.22Cjl
ed nnd prosperous... . : ;.. Tu; v
Bit, the rauk' which OdJfellowship
holds in any community, vvill depend t3f
no small extent, upon ihe coaduct cf ihe
individual meinbers of ihe Order. Tera
perance, virtue, mtsrality, honesty ,'aai
charity, at least, canaot he compromised
by a trua Oddfellow. . . 'J T
Then let me beseech you a3 you vs!.
ue your own honor, the honor .of your,
friends and family, and the honor of ihe.
Order, be faithful to ail your obligations.
Let a real, earnest foeliag 7 of brother
hod'rua through all your actioas la'sucl,
a manner ihat those .''witliout'. shall sre
tint you'tre not pursuing a 'shadow, 'but
a rfaliivt thit vnu arft tnl in 1 ivA with
1 1 j - - - j , 'Y
an idea, but with a fact: that Oddfellawr
ship does' not consist exclusively in bet
ing in possession cf secrets, and wearing
regaha, attending ' festivals, .eating aal
drining,"but ia ads of friendiLip,'- love
and i benevolence, arid; ia - carrying bao
that golden rule, Whatever ye vtf'al
thaf men . should do to you, do ye, evea,
so to them." Visit tbe sick, and the dis-
iressed, with a heartlive to all th&ir"
wants ; be found in th'home of tha wid?
owr aud fatherless, rendering - them is
sistaace, and such chaeriog words a3jaa
make it still sweet to live,. although . thi
huiband and father sleeps
r!ath.' ' ' '
. , j
My Brother ! TIow often do yoa -at
tend .the Lodge meetings? ! As often m
jou can possibly ? or do you only .com
when earnestly solecited by somo broth
er whose heart is in the work ? Do you
stay away because the 'meetings are not
interesting to you ? If this is the rea?oa
I would ask . you ; to .examine , into yo'
own, hearts aud see if the hoLecaui
cannot be found there. ' .
: It Vto be hoped that in the futurefes'
tival, or.uo festival. :yoj will" gire'yjar
aid, by attending the'. Lodge, to 5 pfisLa
forward tha causa of the order, palest
prevented by unavoidable, cauie, x y 1
' To the Daughters" of ' Rsbekah, I
would say : 'That oa exarainatioa -'of thj
reccid of your degree, I nd lhaty3
have, only held two' meetings ; the -fust
Nov. SDth 1S31 at which there were 0
initiations: tt9 second April,34 ISCo, at
which 3 were Initiated. "
This is not often enough. Yoi should
hold regular stated meetings: - Yta Lava
3 work wi:h u- to do, and !oald mees
often eno'jth to undrsiaui and
ciate its noble character.
' But" I know wherever there C i Leary
wrong wi'h grwf, you will ever be readt
to sooths it ; whefevet scrruiv has a tear
to hed,you will ever be reiy tr wipe'tl
away; and that yoor beans. as wells
your hinds will ever' be open to the cry
of the distressed and destitute." 1 "'"''
Brothers: may we not fjrget the 'suffering-poor,
whoe wail of diatres cCxaei
to us cn every breeze. . We havo bread
enough, and t9 ?p.ire Let us hava
compassion ' ca tlriem.' ' Qi2dfelij'whijo
teaches the doctrine cf relief, but if - re
lief is beyond our power.may we dsepfy
end sincerely . . ' - L-.l5
- 'J'T8 rilj onth'sm.for thtlr Uf .
" U full ot pief ioj er ; - f 1 :'
?r.'".u t koow one bs I th wj -5 z its
"S ,Ter poor mist bear.
"do cot tLilLt Xa&t "l?i
llj tcny a.rz' cr hei, . . 1
Jieii:Jiixrl of jr tp the pfeer"''' a
1 v Give 6ouf ul!j irea.1." r-jnl
In conclusion let .3, labor, on iath
work" "cf "friendsaip," Love and Truth,
hhtir.gup the heme of the "poor, "with
the src.:!e cf joy and : gladness ; .visitir.g'
the sick-; - -twrymg the dead psupporticj
the idow and educating -the -orphans;
until we,, resting l"rc"tn 'the' "toil cf, , Lf 0
hava been calledto the G:.zl Lodg9
above.' ' : "i i : I -t'.:.t'
At the conduiicn of the foragolag'ci-
dreis the.ruerstrs aal their fam.Si-s a-
joyed a'mag7iifi:ir;t supper and f.ad a gay
lime f;ettral!y. -.The whoU UiTii.-'V.lj
quite credil tble.to theOrder-! -. I
' - - ' ; '' , 11 v-'
It may take nine tailors' to traks..a
mac, .but one is enough' to ruir: "Lfra."
a cj-j raTcriPior. seemz Ua ".vorjj
1ft fa ......
4ramnies upp'ied'' ever 'the' dear tf a
shop, stepped ia and said he well
ji ff.8.cli'w. chddr?l. - - v.-. i
Ta "educate the orphans' is c:,e c; th5
most imperattver as well as impcr:aatta
mandates-cf'OJdfellowship. If ia.;. your
duty id see that it is .faithfully execd'dX)
Anl. now a few. words ia the . wftj, c' x
friendly adtnoniiion. and I wilt cbs3. . r
4 r;,l 4.
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