Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 15, 1888, Part I, Page 5, Image 5
OTE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , APKtli 15. 1888. PAGES. s , Important Silk Sale COMMENCING And Lasting for ONE WEEK 0 We Will Offer Monday and During the Week Some P1IKNOMINAL BARGAINS in Silk Failles , Colored and Checked Surahs. Uontfiilinud , India Silks anU u specially cheap lot of Brocaded Tricotine Silks AT 75C A YARD. These wore secured from an over stocked importer and tire absolutely Half Price. They coino in Seal , Navy , Myrtle , Whie , Slate and Beige. Check Surahs , $1.0O. These are the newest and most Stylish Silks manufactured , this Season ; coino in all colors and Black and White , worth $1.60. We otter them for one week at 81.00 a yard. Colored Surahs , 98c. Being bought direct from the manu facturer , we offer the best quality for the lowest price in the city. Wo have every street and evening shade made ; an examination will convince you that wo have bv fartholargohtand moat complete pleteSilk'Doparmotit ; in tlio city. ECHOES FROM THE ANTE-ROOM Items of Interest to the Members of the Soorot Orders. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR DOINGS. I'he Grand IjoilRO Kitiglits of Honor IJIts ol' Dlnsonlo News The Oclrt FclIoivB I'ytlilnn 1'ollltCl'H. A Pleasant Invent. The rccentloii of Mt. Calvary Comman- dory , Knighto Templar , at Masonic hall Thursday evening was a very pleasant event. The hull was profusely decorated with the national colors , flowers and suiilax. In front hung a laivto painting of a castle from which the primeval knight was wont to sally forth in conquest. Immediately In front of this was U pyramid of pottoil plants. On cither side of this pyramid was a teut , in each 11 "pilgrim's farewell , " consisting of cru'-kors , water and a lighted candle. Near the entrance of the hall stood n Itnight's ' steed , mailed and ready lor its rider. From the chandeliers to the corners of tbo room were festoons Of evergreens ana smilax. The orches tra was hidden by u wall of flow- lira. The hallway from the dance inll to the dining room wns canopied with UUCP , making u delightful promenade between dances. At OtfO there was a jhort drill of the knights , after which Major Clarltson made a brief anA npprujirinte open Ingndilriias. This was followed by seven dances , the programmes bolug a triumph of the typographical art. The gupiwr was in keeping with everything , nml twice the din ing hall was filled. The menu card was a novelty. The oysteis In carved Ire worn "fromtho rough Hands of tlio sea ; " the col- dry. olives and pickles wcie eaten under the Injunction , "Halve them and begin. " Scal loped ojstcrs "for strict trial and duo exam ination" preceded the turkey and capon "duly and truly prepared , worthy and well ( uallllcd. " The lioiiian punch was ' 'mixed with the oil of gladness , " and the chicken- lalad , "like King Solomon's temple with not ivork , lily woileand pomegranates. " Uussort was "Indicativu of Musonlo strength" and the fruits and rolTco were partaken of before Qio guests were bidden to "observe the oust tmd now let us make our csca | > o , " After this dancing was resumed. The no- raslon wiisaJUtiiiKUlsUpd for its social fea tures , and will long be pleasr.utly ro- uii'inboml. Among these present were : Gustavo An derson , wife and his daughter Emma , L. M. Aiulersou and daughter Edith , Alex AtKln- son and wife , Henry C. Alkin and wife , O. l < \ UrigirA and wife. Samuel G. Burns and wife , Joim Biinford , unu daughters Junnto and Mamie. Thos. C. limner and wlfo anil Mrs.John ( lulld.John O.Campbell and daugh ter Carrie and Miss Nettle Heel , H. G. Clark nnd wlfo and Mrs. R. B. Clark , T. S. Clark- son , II. C. Crnm and wife. Champion S. Chase and Misses Fuiuiio and Nolllo Butter- Hold , Mlchanl Cody ami daughter Emma , C. 1C. Collins , 0. C. ( Jhase and wife , II P. lov- alon and Mrs , M. E. Grid ley , Robert Din ning and wife , L. F. Uelorrlmer and Miss M. McKunna , Edwin Davis and wlfo , John A , DouMs and Miss Cranston , C. N. Dietz and Miss Lena Ulotz , M. Bowling , of Fremont ; F. M. Ellis and wife , J. H. France unit Miss .Minnie uud Fannie Wood , J , P. Fin Icy and Miss Jomilo Uelor.o , William Franco. W. A. Gardner end wife , J. H. Grift nnd MUs May Mount , A. P Hopkins and wife and Mrs. Shophanl , J. R. Hunter and wlfo , George Hume and wife , Chris Hurt- maun ui.d wlfo , S. 1C. Jack&m and wife , L. H. Cortlor and wlfo and Mrs. C. B. Horlon , J.V. . LIddoll , S. B. Lake , M. O. Maul and Miss Lucy Drcxul , W. J. Mount imd Mu > s Magglu nnd AwiioTruIaniJ , John J. Moncll and wife , M'rc. Dr. Burroughs , Mrs. Frank E. Lawrence. O. P. Need ham and \vifo , A. C. Ostcrimui and wlfo. Robert Purvis auil wife und Miss Maud Bdsha. Johu'KeeJ. aud wife , William T. Rob- , Insoii aud Miss Bruucr , JoUaV. . Rudl/ur , fMorseMio : NEW Made to Our r\ Oo Jx JLI BY Paris , France. Monday we iiiuke a Special display , all of our 3STew Spring Styles , Will bo on exhibition for that day only. Amongst the many Styles wo would call your attention to a particularly hand some lot of India , Silks at $1.5O. Of these wo imported only ono Dress Pattern of each design ; no duplicate will bo found in the city , as wo are Sole Aguntb for Nebraska for the manufac turers. French Bengaline Silk $2.00. Thcso are also made by the same manufacturer , and are considered by Uotinodioura to bo the most beautiful fabriu ever made ; they come in selected Spring shades. Black Silk Surahs , 75c. Wo offer again 5 pieces Black Silk Surah , even butter value than olfered last week. At the price they cannot last more than one day ; they are wortli $1.25. Black Silk Surahs , $1.15. 22 inch wide , heavy and lustrous , never sold under $1.50 ; for one week wo offer our stock at $1.15 a yard. S P MflW&PO 0 1 s IriullvjJu ( JL vl/ Hiclmrd Smith and wife and Mrs. Dr. Swasruo , General George A. Smith and wife , H. S. Smith and wife , D. C. Sutphen , Mrs. C. IX Sutphen and Mrs. Hhodes , C. F Stout- cuborough and Mrs. J. W. Van Alstrom , L. 13. Sheppard mid Miss Addle Sheppnrd and Mrs. Hopkins , D. 1C. Sutborough and wito , \VilliamK.Turncrand Miss Jessie Turner , Victor White and Miss Grace Campbell John G. Willis and wife , .1. G.lleox and wife and Mrs. Dr. i owis , John N. West- burg and wife , S. S. Wiley and wife and Miss Edith Wiley. rirltisti Orders ofKulKlitlioort. It is perhaps true of every secret org.miz ation which has attained distinction and standing that the acme of the endeavors of the initiate is a point of knighthood indi rcctly if not directly prescribed by the rituals of the order. Chivalry which is nearly if nol quite synonymous to knighthood , is ono ol the most impressive lessons tno Masons the Odd Fellows , the Pythlans and a host o other orders give to the aspirant for honors in their midst. To these who labor zealously In the ranks of thesu orders to attain an cmi nont point in knighthood or chivalry , it wil bo interesting to review the orders of knight hood in Gre.it Britain , the membership o 'which ' is limited and select but whoso origin Is more the less Interesting. It need not bo presumed that the operations of these orders are synonymous In their du ties to thu great secret and benevolent or gunUatlons of this ago , for the qualifications for membership necessarily curtail in u degree greo the good they might render , yet to tbolr country they are especially serviceable ! . In Great Britain there are seven orders 01 knighthood. Of these the most noble order of the garter Is the oldest and most eminent This order was founded by King Edward III , it Is claimed on April SW , 11H-I , yet this is dis puted by some. Thcsu trace tlio origin of the order bank to 11U3 when on St. George's day Kichard I compelled twonty-six of his best knights to wear M thing of blue leather on the leg In a flijlit with the Inlldels. This version however is not as popular as the former. Of that it I.s said that King Edward III was dancing with the countess of Salis bury at a bull when the lady dropped her garter ; the king secured tlio tiny article , il is said to have been tiny , and tied it around his own leg , very near the ankle however , his notion of COUMO attracted much ntten- on and the monarch returned the article to s fair owner with tlio remark ; "Honi solt ui inul y ponso" Evil bo to him that evi thinks" words which nro yet the motto of the ordor. The king said to those about ; "Shortly you shall sen that garter advanced to so high an honor and renown us to nccoun yourselves supremely happy to wear it. " Since the rol n of Edward IV ro ladies save the sovereign are admitted to this order The distinguishing badges of the order an the collar , budge , star , garter , pcorgo am lesser gcorgo. There are also a mantle surcout hat and plume. This order comprises the sovereign , twenty-live knight companions and lineal descendants of George 11 , , who may bo chosen by the Rovcrt'lfirn. In lilW the most hoiiornblo order of the Hath WAS Instituted and wont through varl ouschanges for tlio bnttcr In 1725 , 1S15 uni U'47. Thu order Is composed of three classes In the lirst-clnss the number of Knights Grand Cross is limited to llfty for military and twenty-live fur civil duties. In tbo sec OIK' class l.Ut for thu military and sixty for the civil ; in the third-class U'JO for military and 200 for tu civil No ofllcer can be nominated to the military division of the third class unless his name has recalvod a special mention in nction against the enemy of his country , The order dor derived its numo from the proposed ror oniony of initiation which was in the nature of a bath. This ceremony was first Intro dncod in the coronation of Henry IV. in 18W and the last timn It was used was at the cor cnntion of Charles II. In lt 3. The most undent and most noble order o the 1'liistlo was revived in 10-37 by J nines II nnd re-ostaullfhed in 1703 in the reign o Quean Anno. In February , 17S3 , George HI. Instituted the most illustrious order of St. Patrick. Queen Victoria instituted the most ex alted Order of tne Slur in 1601. Thu most most distinguished Order of St Michael and St. Gtorgu was created in 161 ! ? The Koyiil UimovurUn Gue'.phic order bus not bv'cu conferred since the dealt of WU S , P , AT $10.00 Each , DEnch pattern contains sufficient plain and fancy material to maUo full mid. complete suit. Muny of thorn contain rich velvet effects in chocks and stripes that cannot bo bought under $10. a yard ; notio have sold under $20. while many have sold up to 830. a suit. Wo olTor choice of the lot Mondayand for one week at $10. each. Sco our Display in West Show Win dow. dow.WHITE WHITE AND CREAM DOTTED SWISS 20c. Monday Morning w'o place on sale 2 Cases Cream : .nd White Dotted Swisses , actual value 35e a yard ; for ono week wo otter tlio lot at 0o a yard. CHECKED NAINSOOKS 16 Yards for $1.OO. For next week wo offer choice of five patterns in this 12e quality chocked Nainsooks at 10 yards for $1.00. oilia de 15c. Mondawo offer a case of 25e quality India Li nous for Ioc. This offer holds good for Monday and Tuesday only. Wo can get no more after thft is gone. . MORSE & CO Hum IV , when the Hritish sovereign ceased to bo monarch oT Hanover. Knights Bachelors may prolix "Sir" to their names , yet tlfcy do not constitute nu order , and the appellation Is simply n degree in rank. Of all these orders the sovereign is a sort of ex-oflicio members. The members of these orders rank socially as follows : Kuightsof the Garter , Knights Grand Cross of the Bath , Grand Commanders Star of India , Grand Cross St. Michael and St. George , Commanders of the Bath , Commanders Star of India , Commanders' St. Michael and St. George , Knights Hachclois , Companions of thu Bath , Companions Star of India , Com panions St. Michael and St. George. Mem bers of the orders ThUtle , St. Patrick and Guclphie have no particular social prece dence thereby. It is perhaps true that of all these orders there are but two , a membership of which signifies that the person Is entitled to especial honor. These are the Bath and Star of India. When the emblems of these two orders arc worn it is excellent evidence that the wearer has distinguished himself In his country's service. It is said that the order of the Hath was once conferred upon a young American naval lieutenant for distinguished services rendered the British government. This , however , is the only in- stanca wherein the ordur lias been conferred upon any ofllcer below tlio rank of major In the army or commander in the navy. These orders differ materially from the secret or- Sanitations In which American's take pride , yet they may bo regarded as effective of much good to these who are fortunate enough to become members us well as the nation in whoso Interest they were Instituted. The Or < ler of Videttes. Ono year ago there was organized Bimul anoously in Chicago and Indianapolis an or gani/ation known as "Tho National Order of Videttes. " Thu association is n secret organl/atlon with all the ritualistic provisions for oath of secrecy nnd faithfulness and im pressive ceremonies of initiation , The system of the organization is on the military plan ; the state organizations uro known as bri gades , and are divided into regiments and companies. It is claimed that the order has a membership of 600,000 men , each of whom are solemnly pledged to support TllH OIllKCTS OF TUB OllDl'lt , which nro as follows : To maintain the declaration of indepen dence as the foundation of our principles , The preservation of our country from foreign interference in our monetary and land systems of finance and land. No membership with thosu who hold alle giance with any foreign power claiming citizenship , but aliens at heart. Opposition to contract pauper Immigration for the purpose of destroying American workmen. Our own Industries first , last nnd always. Our publio senool system shall bo main tained and improved no sectarian interfer ence from any source. > No division of publio funds for sectarian schools. No special privileges for any class , but just and equitable laws for nil , The cultivation of the homo principle by the ownership of homes homes for the homeless , laud for thu landless. A complete ami perfect union. Ono gov ernment , one flag' and equal rights for all. Equality , liberty , fraternity , the climax of our hopes the end sought to bo obtained. Thus it will bo seen that the association is of a political natuio ; and it is said that one of the main objects of the order U the ad vancement of the interests of a prominent , presidential candidate. Tlio KiilulitH'JVnuilur. The annual conclave of Knights Templar of Nebraska was convened in session at Grand Island Tuesday afternoon. The meet ing was presided over by Right Eminent Grand Commander Edgar S Dudley , ol Lincoln , the appointment of the various com mittees being thu tlrst business in order. The election of olllccrs for the ensuing year re sulted in the following selections , Sir Knight John J. Wwnple , of Hastings , right eminent grand commander ; Sir Knight Jlenry Gib- boa * , of Kearney , very eminent deputy grant commander ; Sir Knight L. M. Koun , ofFre - luont , very eminent geuuralioilmo ; Qlr SPECIAL. VALUE IN Ladies' Jet Wraps , $20 The above cut shows our latest style in Jotted "VYrapsmado , V shape , front and back of fine black Faille Francaise Silk , jetted net sleeve , edged with .jet fringe , and worth § 25. Mon day and all next week we offer our stock at $ 'JO. In the above style we show the following colors : Jet , dull jet , gobelin , to- bao and coachman's drab. Ladies' ' Jet Wraps , $5 $ Wo haVe 100 ladies' black Jotted Wraps , lined with silk , V shaped back and srontluuY jetted not sleeves , would be a bargain at $7.50. To clear out the lot wo ollcy them for one wcok at $5 each Ladies1 Aprons , 25c,35cand50c , These nro all now styles , received yesterday and placed on sale tomorrow for the firsTtlmo , We bespeak for them a rapid salo. ' Knight L. II. Korty , of Omalm , captain gen eral. The next encampment will be held at York , Neb. This was the largest nml best represented conclave the grand commamK'ry has held in the state. A dispensation has been granted the sir knights of Holdrogc , Neb. , to hold a comimuidcry .it that place. The imperial grand council granted a spec ial dispensation to the nobles of Sesostros temple. Order of the Mystic Shrine , of Lin coln , Neb. , authorizing them to open a meet ing for the conferring of the degrees of the Order of the Mystic Shrine. James Tyler , of Lincoln , grand potentate ; M. H. Garten , of Lincoln , rhiof riulmn ; Alfred C. Hustings , high priest and potentate ; Walter C. Davis , oriental guide ; John McClay , marshal , con ducted the meeting at the close of tlio sir knights' conclave , and received petitions and conferred the degrees of the Order of the Mystic Shrine on eighteen sir knights. At the session on Wednesday the following additional ofllccrs wore elected : Sir Knight T. 13. Lemon , of Omaha , grand prelate ; Eminent Sir Kilgar Salisbury , of Beatrice , grand senior warden ; Eminent Sir John D. Moore , of Grand Island , grand junior warden ; Sir Knight Alfred W. White , of Platt-smouth , grand standard bearer ; Sir Knight It. P. 11. Miller , of Lincoln , grand sword hearer ; Sir Knight James E. Tulloys , of lied Cloud , grand w.uilon ; Sir Knight W. It. Bowcn , of Omahii , grand recorder. This concluded the important p.irt of the busi ness. The reports of the various committees were next received and disposed of at a Into hour , and thus the sir knights ended ono of the most satisfactory conclaves they have held in the state. The KnlulitH of Honor. The grand lodge of Nebraska Knights of Honor held a most interesting session at Fremont beginning April 10. The following ofllccrs were elected for the ensuing term : Grand dictator , W. II. White , Fremont ; grand vice dictator , A. Wnito , Syracuse ; grand assistant dictator , Thomim Faulkner , Oinuhn ; grand reporter , T. G. Magrane , Omaha ; grand treasurer , Thomas Frahin , Fremont. Grand trustees ; C. A. Phillips , Nebraska City ; F. G. Uamsburgh , Chirks ; Mr. Sonncnsuholn , West Point. Representatives to supreme lodge , F. M , Carpenter , Syracuse ; Charles J. Mentor , Omaha. Alternates : Mr. Sonnciischein , West Point ; C. A. Phillips , Nebraska City. The next session will bo held at West Point , Neb. , in April , Ib'.tO. ea An OliI-Tliuo JM.-IHOM. It is claimed that Colonel Edward Simmer now a resident of California , is the oldest living Mason la the world , Colonel Sunnier was born In 17fM ( , and at the ago of twenty * one years In the year 1817 became n member - bor of the grpat organ iration in N JW York , In the war gf 131'J lie was a member of u transportation company in NOT York , which was engaged in transporting munitions and troops , > In ISAO , at the ago of llfty-four , Colonel Suimier went to California and a few years later moved to Wisconsin , In 1859 , ho was elected to the legislature of that state. In IbtKJ ho returned to California whore ho hussiuco resided. This gcntluinun is now In the ninety-third 3'our of his ago mid ia said to bo very regular in his uttundanca at the ) ledge room jwhwo ho is accorded special comfort and the > highest tributes oi esteem. THE BALOoyKF.evr.ii * In the Musonlo lodges in Missouri are * gradually withdrawing by demit cards. These demits give them the privilege of returning within a year hhould they go out of the objectionable occupation. It is stated by a prominent St. Louis Mason that applicants who nro saloonkeepers have never bean admitted in that city as dealers in liquors , but are Invariably recorded as merchants or restaurant keepers , etc. I.v LITTLE RHODE LAXI > there are eigh teen encampments in the I. O. O. F. with a membership of l,7S-l. THOUGH oxj.v flvo months old the Now England ordnr of Protection has twenty-nine lodges and U,500 members. TUB GIUND LouoS * A. O. U. W. of Cali fornia mot at San Francisco , Wednesday of last week. Tboro are 1M3 lodges of the older In the state : membership January l.lbSS , 18,413 ; membership January 1 , lt > S7 , l&SUU ; uetKUinin JRS7 , 54 ; number admitted in 1887 , ll''ij , Lumber died iu'lbtt , 'i > j ; nuiu- Ladies' ' Jel Wraps , $10 $ & Monday wo will show a complete new . line at the above prices. Both are very 'stylish ' and handsomely made , and must J commend themselves to those in want of garments at above prices. CHILDRENSAPRONS 40c , 50c and 85c. Made of bestmaterial and choice pat terns , coino in low neck nnd short sleeves , all sizes from 1 to 1U years. All now styles. S.P. . . ber rejected in 1SS7 , 103 ; per cent of rejected applications , l' M ; average membership per lodge , 70.t > a , average de.Uh rate per 1,000 , lO.lij ; average ago of members , -10.1ft ; num ber of beneficiary certificates reissued1114 ; average ago of these who died in 18,37 , 44.50 ; total number admitted up to January 1 , Ibs3 , -Vi.lilW ; total losses from all sources , 7a. > 5 ; leaving total membership as above , 18,413. THE Limbs' ' Hm.iiu' Coiirs , auxiliary to Kniilloy post G. A. H. No. l l , of Wood Hivor , will give a ball uncl supper at Liui- gan's hall , for the benollt of their organiza tion , on Thursday evening , April 10. Tun Giuxi ) LODGE Knights of Pythias of California met on Monday , April 0. THE jfcw ritual which was recommended by the grand encampment of the United States is coming gradually to a general use. The object of the new ritual was to establish n uniformity In the work of the commanders throughout the country. Tun NKW endowment law , In the Independ ent Order of IJ'iiai ' U'rith , requiring the levy of two assessments per month , went into effect April 1. TIIR VJ IT of the American Masons to England during last summer , coming as it did in the midst of thu many demonstrations of the queen's Jubilee , say.s the Keystone , was highly appreciated by the Kngllsn Free masons , Khoracum lodge No. 1011 , at York , elected as honorary mcmbcis Charles W. Packer , Daniel Sutler , John L. Young , Charles Mathow.s , jr. , nnd several others ; mid at ono of the late meetings of Anglo- American ledge No. 21'Jl , Charles E. Meyci nnO Thomas J. Shyrock , grand master of Maryland , were elected honorary members thereof. The former has Just received from the secretary of the lodge , Mr. Reynolds : * the Jewel of the Anglo-American lodge , nml from Mr. George Lambert , Immediate past master , thu Jubilee medal authorized by thu prince of Wales , moat worthy grand muster of Masons of Kngland , to be worn by mem bers of Kiigiish lodges who participated in any of the ceremonies of the Jubileo. The medal of the ledge is of gold , containing a purple portrait of the queen on the obverse , and the the coat-of-nnns of on reverse - - tin grand master of England , the prince ol Wales. Tlio medals are both beautiful and artistic , mid will bo placed for it hhort time on exhibition In the grand ledge library. GKNKIUT , oiuicus 30 , Sated Covington , Ky. . have been signed by Lieutenant General John C. Underwood , commanding the Army of Patriarchs Militant , in which are em braced instructions for u general muster nnd inspection of all cantons on April 2U Also that a canton desirous of surrendering its warrant must deliver over to thu proper authority all its effects , the Hutno as subor dinate lodges and encampments , The orders for the election of commandants of cantons in also rehearsed , concluding with u number of stall and Hold appointments , The orders , as usual , are voluminous yet concise , and should be read by every chevalier. AT MAIIIETTA , O. , there is a Masonic ledge which antedates the Declaration of Inde pendence. One of its members was General Putnam , and General George Washington visited it. The camp chest and mvord occupy the chief place among the relics of the lodgu , which is still known as American Union Milt- tari lodge. A copy OF the by laws of Missouri Royal Aich Chapter , bearing the date 1622 , was discovered u few days ago at tarlluvillol ; 111. , among some- old papers belonging to a widow lady named Guy , whoso husband had at one time been a member of the chapter. Mrs Guy died a short time ago , and for a long tune previous to her death had been Ii straitened circumstances , and Missour Chapter had contributed to hcrsuppoit tot over thirty > ears. The cupy is in thu hands of the ofllciuls of the chapter , and Is highly prized by them on account of Its great ago. It boors the Imprint of W Orr , printer , St Louis. A copy of the by-Inws of Lloanus Ledge , No. JiU. of Kdwardwllo , III. , of IbS ) wu also sent with H. It was printed by b\ J. McGuire & Co. , printers , of Edwardsvllle , * JIIDOK THUS , a grain ! trustee of the A. O U W 'In JNJissouri , has rwetitly received his salary for twu y ars service amounting to s , p , EMBROIDERED Monday , wo offer CO of these Imnd- some Einbroldorod Robc3 tniulo of flno India Linen , and contain ing Uynrds of wide Embroidery they nro a genuine bargain at S1.50. COLORED Cliambray Robes $2.00. Each box contains 10 yards of line im- imported Cliambray , and 0 yards of wide and narrow edging. For ono week our price will bo $2.00. $3.50. Como in Pink , Blue , Brown and Grey , each box containing sufllclont material and trimming for a full dross pattern. Sale price t.50. Scotch Gingham Robes $5.00. Made of fine French Batiste , Em broidery full depth of Skirt , with nar row edge for trimming. Monday and during the wcok , all at 55.00. IMPORTED SCOTCH GINGHAMS 15c. Monday wo offer 50 pieces of Genuine imported Scotch Ginghams ; a , regular 25c quality for 15c a yard. $4. The gentleman gives a bond of W.OOO for the privilege of doing considerable work and drawing $ J per year as remuneration. WIM.MM H. B MINI'S , P. G. M. W.has been appointed by W. H. Jordan , S. M. W. , to de liver the Upchurch eulogy at ctho memorial services during the session of the supreme lodge A. O. U. W.ut Louisville , Ky. , in Juno next. * - The St. Louis Freemasons have decided to have a magnificent temple. The plans for the cdillce have bcon drawn , and negotia tions are in progress for the purchase of a .suitable piceo of property to erect it on. Pos sibly from the fact that other schemes of a similar kind have not been consumatcd , the fraternity is rather slow in making the mat ter public. A company composed of mem bers of the fraternity 1ms been organized , andn.ro pushing the work forward ns rap idly as possible. Since the sale of Masonic hall , at Seventh and Market streets , some years ago , which was then the properly of the grand lodge , the St. Louis lodges have owned no hall , nor have they had a central place of mooting. Hence the necessity spurs them on to the erection of u building suitable for their purposes. DAT THIS recent session of the A. O.JU. W. , of California , legislation was adopted pro viding for the following : That after a member had been suspended for more than three months , ho must make application for reinstatement In writing. That fees may bo reduced , at the opinion of lodges , us follows : Two doll.ir.s for propo sition fee , FJ for J. W. degree , f4 for the W. degico , 1 for the bcncflutary r.crtlllcato div poslt. This makes the minimum $10 , which heretofore has been . $15. That recorders , Humidors and receivers shall hereafter lie elected annually , on tliulast stated meeting In November , Nominations for elective ofllrers must bo made only on the two meetings preceding that of the regular flection , cxt'upt when the nominations fur nnolllco all decline. Hereafter all deaths during a month up to the 2.'td instant of xnlil month , are to bo in cluded In the next month's assessment , which shall bo issued not latur than the - . " > Ui. An amendment permitting subordinate lodges to pay bcnoflcmry assusstnont'j out of their general fund was adopted. When applicants are rejected , all fpns paid by them are to bo returned , except thu uiedi- leal examination fee. It wns nmdo the duty of the P. M. W. of o ledge to investlt'iito charges and prefer them whoft notified of oiTenHo committed by a member or personally cogulmit of such of fense against the un'or. The grand lodge decided that lodges had n right to pay asssesments from the general fuud. ON TUB evening of April 11 the Knights of Pythias of Hrokmi How , Nob. , gavn an old war song concert in tlio new opera house , the proceeds of whioh will b usid In Instituting the uniform rank. AT YOIIK. Neb. , thu lodge of Odd Fellows is composed of unusually excellent timber. The ledge IH growing rapidly and there In every indication that are lonu it will bo nnioni : thu very best lodges ef the order In the state. Tun SBN St. James church has been pro- rented with a Imnd'iomc cjtnedral glass window by Jit. Tabor commitn.iry If. T. of Fremont. The design Is nnibli'inulicnl of the Masonic ordur. The window consists of JH-u panels sunnoiiatcd with a l&rgu wheel , each sldo of which are smaller onus with emblems of that dOh-rco by which it was presented. In the center punul Is the ruprcscntutkm of a dove surrounded by blue clouds through which it hits broken us if to nllow the nivs of Ii0rlu to dnsi nd 111,01. the llguru of Christ in the net of ascension. In thu two panels on either sldo of this the central figure are other emblems of the order , Including the Knighis Templar motto , "In Hoe Slgno Vice * . " Across the bottom i * the following : "The gift of Mt. T.ibor Coiwmnilery Knights Tompl.ir , Fremont. A trlbvie to the faith of the order.1' TIIK MISONIG fraternity of Hastings Is delimited over tl.u distinguished honor con- furred upon ouy of tlivtr number , John G. Wempio , by the grand comuiundcry of Ne braska which elected him as eminent com- in a tut er by a uiwninums vote. Ot tuo now cpuiuiundcr the Iliutinut Gazette speaks s p : Morsel Co EMBROIDERED MULL APRONS 5oc. Monday morning wo offer 50 dozen embroidered Mull Aprons , In black nml niivy colors only. Uioy lu\vo sold usually at 75o ; wooffor them for ono week atoOc. Ladies1 Collars , New Shapes , k ioc Each. 200 dozen Lndtcs Collars , tn boat \ shapes , nil slzoa 12 to 14. Thcso qollnra nro Riutrnnlood to lit perfectly , nml equally us good as those Umt other ! houses soil for 23o. AUSTIN'S Forest Flower Cologne , 38c a Bottle. Monday morning wo offer our stocli of Austin's Forest L'lowor Cologne , sold everywhere at 50c. While it lasta wo olTcr it at 38c a bottle. STRAW * Mattings , ipc For next week wo ofter a now ship ment of plain and fancy straw Mattings , at lc ! ) a yard. They are sold everywhere at25c. Hassocks , 50c , Yesterday wo received a car load o ! our celebrated 60c Hassocks. They ar cqucl in value to what other houses soil for SI. Our price is only 50c. T ) MADCP P FS\ MUKor. k 10 .r. . thus : "Mr Wemplo , by his devotion to the principles of the order , his superior ability and thorough knowledge of the mystic work and secret ceremonies , not to mention his ' flno character ns n man nnd a citizen , is emi nently qualified to receive the distinction be stowed , which ho accepts with becoming modesty. Ho would seriously object to this deserved laudation If ho know anything about It ; but the brethren of the craft In Hustings will tliunk tlio reporter for stealing a good march on him and having it inserted without his knowledge. " Tun Onn FICLI.OWH at Fremont , Neb. , boast of the largest lodge , encampment and canton in the sUite. Thu odlcors of the can ton are as follows ; Captain , Arthur Gibson ; lieutenant , M. J. Mahoney ; ensign , George L. Loonus ; clerk , AV. J. Bullock ; accountant , C. II , Toncray ; stanpard bcorcr. T. Frahra ; guard , Thomas Love ; sentinel , W. J. Yost ; picket , II. H. Pratt. Fifty-live members of Canton FromontNo. 4 wcro mustered In Saturday evening under the direction of Major Nichols , Adjutant Bryant , Captain Hem and Sergeants John son and Cooper. THE roLi.owi.Vfi information having allu sion to the chivalrio ordunt mentioned by the S.W. to the candidate In the first degrcc.may not bo uninteresting. The Golden Fleece- that was one of the oldcnt and most import ant ordeis of chivalry , founded nt Burgos by Phillip the Good , Duke of Burgundy , on the occasion of his marriage with the Prlncesa Isabella of Portugal in 14' " ) . Itn design \vas to maintain the boner of the knighthood nnd protect tlio church. It was sanctioned by Pope Eugeniiis IV In HIM , and by Leo X In 1510. Tlio Homan Kuglu The date of its in stitution Is uncertain. It In said to have been founded by Phillip V of Spain , the eagle be ing chosen us an emblem of his sway and power. f Tint Fnr.MONT Masonic temple craft have received the plans for a magnificent temple and have commenced advertising for bids for its erection. The building is to bo three stories In ( might , with stone front nnd terra cottu ornaments , and 45xli ! ( ) font In size. Its cost l.s estimated at about ? & > ,000. * * * Tim oiiiinn of Shield of Honor has n mc-m- borahip of U.OO'J . ' , n gum of 1,000 during the past yoar. AN tNitowvMKNT fuml has boon added to the United Order of Honor. " Tun T.ATK Emperor William , of Orrmnny , became a Mason in IS 10. His father unu grandfather , William II. and William HI. , ivero also mcmburd of the craft. w TnuGutM ) Lontin , o ? Ireland A. F. & A. M. has 'I7H lodgus In Its Jurisdiction. Tuo Duke of Abcrcorn Is the G , > M. * TIIIIHK AIIK 147 chapters on the roll of the Grand R. A. chapter of Ireland. TIIK wiui.TiiiiifcT Io3go I. O O F. in Call- forum Is said to bo Vc-rba Bucna No. 15. This ledge has u membership of 473 , uud the neat sum of f.i. bOT.HO la the ticusury. Tun Riir.CTinx of a monument to Father Ilpchurch , founder of thn A. O , U. W. , is .now assured. Nearly 1,01)0 ) has beou raised for the purpose. IT is said that moro than r ,000 persons at tended the loilgo of Borrow recently held by the grand consistory of Kentucky. A i Nironv. IUNK bos been added to the Knighu of the Golden Eatlo and the order hiu ' tomioanderlcs. now foi'ty-sovcfi . Tin : GIUXH I.ODOK , kuights of Pythias and the encampment of thn uniform lauk la Kansas will meet at Newton , May ! iO , Mun U Still Much-of anVtiinml. . OhkaRo Tribune : "Willie , " s id tha good publor , wlio wns taking dinner with the family , ' ! suppose you will bo a literary man , like your father , when you Krovr upV" "Nope , " said the little boy addressed , as ho looked at the fcomcwtmt muugro array of delicacies on the table , with loft buirn , "literary nuthiu' . I'm ' go- in1 to be u $10,000 cook. , '