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THE OMAHA JDAIM BEE ! SUNDAY JUNE 17. 1888.-SIXTEEN PAGES.
Among the Secret Societies of the
THE CINCINNATI CONCLAVE.
Sleeting of the Supreme liodgc or the
KnlKlitfi fjtliey Slcot nt Mnrattiuti
Meeting nt LiltiColn Gen
eral Society Notes. '
Tim Kntght'fl Conclnvo.
.Ourlnf ? the lost week the supreme lodge
of Knights of Pythian was held nt Cincln-
imtl , O. The ( lolepntlons began to nrrivo ns
early ns Monday niornlnp. Monday the No-
brusltn delegation arrived and took up their
headquarters nt the Sherwood house. The
largest delegation to the meeting from anyone
ono city come from Cleveland and consisted
of ever eight hundred knights. The mooting
opcued Tuesday morning , the mayor deliver
ing the address of welcome , after which
Chancellor Douglas called the assembly to
order. The supreme chancellor's report ex-
iilalns the causes of the suspension of the
S'cmiBVlvaniii , lodges , The rcpoit concludes
with the following words : "In this con
nection I bcllovo it Is your duty to , take
prompt steps whereby the doors of tha BU-
promo lodge and the others shall bo fornvcr
closed against the leaders , who hnvo Insult
ingly deiled your authority and attempted to
bcllttlo youi dignity and villlfy the acts of
j-our executive onicers. Those men have
been brooders of sedition for many years ,
iind It Is high time that n quietus bo placed
upon them by u positive nnd complete exem
plification of Uio supremacy of this lodge
everywhere within the order. " A resolution
was adopted by the lodfco to appoint u com
mittee of seven , Into whose keeping the above
matter was placed. The parade took place
Wednesday and was participated In by ever
iri.OOO uniformed knights. The brigades
were arranged in the order of their ago. The
Indiana brigade , the oldest In the order ,
catno first. The knights were reviewed by
Supreme Chancellor Douglass from the
grand stand erected for that purpose ,
nt the day session the subject of establishing
n ladies' rank was discussed nnd a resolution
wns adopted to found u temple at Washing
ton. In the evening a crimd concert was
tendered Supreme Chunuollor Douglass by
the citirens of Cincinnati. It was estimated
that there were 70,000 knights in the city
The drill tournament took place Thursday
morning with sovcn companies In competi
tion. At the fort'iioon session of the supreme
lodge four applicants took the degree of past
grand chancellor. Much time was devoted
to amendments In the supreme lodge conbti-
tution , the lodge voting as a commit
tee of the whole. The follow
ing officers were elected : Supreme
premo chancellor of the world , William
Ward , Newark , N. J. ; vice supreme chan
cellor , Ocorgo D. Shaw , Eau Claire. Wis. ;
BUpremo prelate , Charles F. Bragg , Hanger ,
Me. ; supreme keeper of records and seal , U.
JL. C. White , Nashville , Tcmi. ; muster-tit-
nt ins , Hobert Newell , Little Hod ; , Ark. ;
outer guard , J.V. . Thompson , Washington ;
master of the exchequer , S. J. Miller , Wil
mington , Del. ; supreme master of endow
ment rank , William U. Kennedy , Ohio. The
ilelquntlons begun to leave for their homes
during the evening.
At Friday's session a largo amount of rou
tine business was trunsautud. An amend
ment to the constitution passed piovldlng
that no grand lodge shall bo established where
the jurisdiction membership is less than 500.
St. Louis presented n petition for the next
conclave. Omaha was heard on that point ,
offering a guarantee or $100,000 for expenses
for the next mooting. During the evening
tl ere was n band contest. The supreme
Jo Ige adjourned over until to-morrow to al
low the committee having the Pennsylvania
mutter under consideration time to report.
The Nebraska delegation will probably ar
rive homo this evening.
TJie mcmbcrs-of-Marnthon lodge hold their
regular annual social last Monday night in
doodrich's hall. About two hundred were
present , nniong whom were almost all the
members of the lodge with muny of their
friends. Awoll arranged musical and lit
erary program was carried out , after which
refreshments were served.
Uov. Charles W. Savidgo addresses ttio
company on the history of Damon and I'y-
tlnas briefly as follows :
Members of Marathon lodge , Knights of
1'i t las : 1 oin glad to meet you and to spend
tins hour In your company at the celebration
Of your lirst anniversary. The name you
Jjeur is very full of meaning , and it ought to
BiiL-ak volumes for you us men. Originally
the word knight wua applied to ono of the
most noble types of manhood. The knight
ks as a Christian , a patriot and a defender of
the weak and helpless. The evening previ
ous to his being dubbed a knight he went to
the clar. h and spent some time In meditation
nnd worship , ho also p.irtook of the holy sac
rament. Ho offered his sword on the altar
to signify his devotion to the church and his
flctcrinlnntkm to lead a holy life. And ho
ewore with a solemn oath that ho would
never stain his character us a knight or us u
T.io knight was also the defender of the
ciossof Jesus , and ho drew his sword for
the recovery of the holy sepulchre.
And In the time of war ho fought for the
Defense of his kings and country.
The knight was the champion of woman.
He spo ) < o her name next to that of God.
You nmko a great profession when you call
The name of Pythias Is equally significant.
History tells us that Pythias was n native of
Syracuse , and that ho was condemned to
Uimth by Dloniclns , the tyrant. Pythias
flcsired to return home to arrange ultuirs ,
JUamon pledged his own life for the reappear-
unco of nis iriend. Pythias returned just in
time to save Damon from death. ThoreuiKUi
SJionlcius p.irdoncd Pjrthias and doslrcd tc
Imvo a part in the sacred friendship.
Knights of Pythias then means knights o )
friendship , by our very name wo mulct
nrojcdslon of religion , patriotism und tin
no t bucrcd friendship. My prayer is thai
you may bo us gooil us your creed. If so ,
It will lift men up nnd make them better am.
Imppii'r , No sir knight of the olden time
ever had n grander Hold to light on than yen
liavo , (10 out from the banquet hall to wage
war against all that Is low and mean and
vickod. lie known by noble deeds and purr
lives rather than by your hi&torlo und Illus
At , the conclusion of the evening's enter
tninmmit u general social was enjoyed bj
A-Miunl Mnsonio Mcotliic ; .
The one hundred aud seventh annual moot
| ng of the grand lodge of Masons of the stati
of Now York opened at Musonla templi
U'uesJ.iy with nn attendance of nearly on <
Grand Master Lawrence spoke of the scr
Vices of these distinguished for usefulness Ir
Masonry whoso earthly Inborn have beei
brought to a rloso since the lust general as
gumbly meeting , und mentioned Kmperoi
fWllllum , He hold the o til re , unlcnowi
Hiuoiig us , of protector of the eight ( lurmui
KHind lodgo-s comprising the grunU lodgi
league within his dominions.
Hpcukiug of the hull und asylum fund , he
Bald : "Tho clobo of the lust annual com
kminlcatiou found the indebtedness of tin
piltisoiilo hull und asylum fund reduced t <
jibout $185,000 , und U was clearly undordtooii
that the efforts previously made wera to bi
continued until this debt had been com
bli-tely extinguished , and that Its furthei
reduction would form the principal Masonic
labor of the year then before us. "
In conclusion ho said : "The prospect o
txluiOHt unbounded prosperity opens befori
fas , und , us wo hope within the next fcv
iiionths to begin to reap the fruits of our re
pent mid present endeavors , "
The ottleera of the lodge were re-elected al
Among those present were Grand Musto
ILtiwrenco. Chauncey M. Depew , Hecorde
Kmytho , Sir Haseihurst , J. Edward Sim
1110113 , J. W , Husted , John J , Gorman , E. 15
Ilurper , Washington E. ( . 'onnor , Kdwnnl E
f jhouto , Cuptuin John Wall WiU > on % the onlj
eurvivorof the soixmd Grluiwll expedition ,
fend 'Edward L. Gaul.
KnlgtlU otiIIP "Stick. "
During the past week the Internationa
typographical Uulou of North America ha
been In session in Kansas City. The organi
zation Is ono of the oldest labor unions In the
country , and allegiance is paid to It by at
least sovcn-oighths of all the prlMcrs in the
country. Their card which they receive from
It , as"a member , Is their support , pass-word ,
and , In many cases , their only treasure. I
secures them a situation In any city or town
where a paper Is published , nnd binds to
gether its members as brothers.
The following Is a short history of the or-
The International Typographical union
hod It * origin In a meeting of Journeymen
printers held in Now York city In De
cember , 18.V ) , nt which there wore rcprosnta-
tlvcs present from the states of New York )
Now Jersey , Pennsylvania , Maryland and
Kentucky. At this meeting John W. Pcro-
goy , of Linltimorc , was elected president.
Prior to adjournment It was decided to
Issue nn address , calling on all organized
printers throughout the country to send rep
resentatives to the next meeting , hoping
thereby to ineicaic the scope and Usefulness
of the orpanbnjion ,
At the Baltimore sessionhold tbonext year-
the name and title of "National Typograph
ical Union" was formally adopted nnd the
work of Issuing charters to subordinate or
ganizations Inauguaroted. There were
fourteen unions represented in the
convention nnd the question of
seniority tif organization wns finally
settled by drawing lots , which resulted as
UU1K , i.U. I j OL JL.UUIH , 1 > U , O , DUllUlO , I'lO. I'l
Louisville , No. 10 ; Memphis , No. 11 ; Haiti-
more , No. IS ; 13oston , No. 13 ; Harrlsburg ,
No. 14. .
Among the onicers who presided over the
union during its early history were no less
prominent men than Gerard Stlth , mayor of
Now Orleans ; John M. Furquahar of Chicago
cage , at present a member of congress from
LJuffalo ; nnd John H. Obcrly of Cairo , 111. ,
at present n member of the civil service
Tno organization has been Increasing- ,
strength from year to year , and us a result
of the initial efforts of the few journeymen
printers who met In NowYork in 1850 , there
are now about twenty-nine thousand mem
bers of the International body , which num
ber Includes bookbinders and stercotypers
as well ns printers.
One of the fundamental laws set forth by
the constitution of this great organization , is
as follows :
The International union regards the re
sort to strikes ns inexpedient , except whore
the rules or principles of the International or
of n subordinate union may Imvo been vie
lated. KeeognMng strikes as detrimental to
the best interests of the craft , it directs sub
ordinate unions not to order a strike tnitll
every possible effort has been made to settle
the difficulty by arbitrntion.
America's Klrst Mnsoti.
The llrst provincial grand master of Ma
sons In Now England was Henry Price , of
Boston , and tim flrst operative and duly con
stituted grand lodge In America was that of
St. John's ' , which IJrothor Price instituted In
Boston , July 30 , 1703. The flrst lodge in
America Instituted by duly constituted au
thority was constituted in Boston , August 31 ,
173 , ' ) , under the title of St. John's lodge , and
exists at this time. Henry Price , by virtue
of his commission and by the exercise ofhis
authority thereby granted the hrst oxe'rciso
of such authority in America mny deserv
edly bo called the "Founder of duly consti
tuted Masonry in America. "
Henry Price came to America in 1723.
Originally he wns a "taylor" carrying on his
business nt the sign of the brazen head , on
Cornhill , about opposite the present Will
iam's court. , In 1730 ho formed n partner
ship wjth Francis Betollho , the lirst secre
tary of St. John's lodge , nnd after 1739 they
were denominated "shopkeepers. " In 1741
Brother Prince carried on business nt the
corner of Pond and Nowbury streets ,
now Bedford and Washington streets.
He was successful in business and acquired
considerable property. During the years of
his residence in Boston , he was active in
masonry , nnd , as the records prove , was re
garded as the founder of the Institution in
this section. Ho also owned a residence or
country scat at Menotomy , in Cambridge ,
now Arlington. Having purchased property
in Townsend , Mass. , ho moved to that town
in 170or 17IXJ , nnd was a representative to
the general court in 1701 and 175. Hero-
sided In Townsend until his disease , May 50 ;
17SO , having attained the agfc of eighty three
years. A familiar and trite expression as
summing up his character , was Inscribed
upon his tombstone , viz : "An Honest Man ,
the Noblest Work of God. "
Ho was buried Jin Townsend , in the old
burying place , about n mile irom the center
of the town , nnd ut the head of his grave was
placed u slate stone a yard square , now
fractured and soon to bo removed , Hcncath
that stone have reposed , for more than n ecu-
'ttiry. the ashes of Henry Price , the llrst pro
vincial grand master of masons In New Eng
KntgtitB oft IKS Golden
The supreme council Knights of the Gol-
dcnEagle _ moot in Washington the last week
of May for their regular annual convention.
The order Is a benevolent instltutlou and was
organized in Baltimore , February C , 1873.
Since that time the order has so increased
that the report of Supreme Chief Thomas
Birctiall , of Delaware , shows that there are
how twenty-threo chief executive' ofll-
cors , representing so many states
The number of subordinate castles have
boon Increased during the year from 27S , with
a membership of STi.OflO , to 400 castles with a
membership of r > 0,000. The supreme chiel
makes , amoin ; othois , the following .recom
1. That charters bo granted to the Grand
Castles of Ohio and Missouri , in lieu of the
dihpousatlons under which they are now
J. That the constitution of the supreme
castle bo so amended as to give to each Grand
Castle the exclusive jurisdiction within its
own territory over thu admission to member
ship of manned persons into subordinate cir
a. That such necessary legislation bo civ
acted as will uuthori/p the appointment ol
organizers of castle in states whore no grand
castles exist , and that the nqccssury appro
priation by made to pay their expenses.
4. That action bo taken to prepare nrnl
udopt a degree for the widows , wives anil
daughters of members of the order.
The report of the supreme master of rcc
ords shows a balance in his hands of $1,735
The military bruucli is under the commune
of Lieutenant General James H. O'Neill , am !
represents a largo percentage of the mem
bcrshlp of the order ,
An Kinlnont > lnn.
There are few men connected with any o
the secret orders who have attained inon
distinction in their work than Dr. Wilson
When Father Unchurch founded the Amcr
loan Order United Workmen , which now hui
morn than " 00,000 members , and Justus H
Hathbono founded the Knights of Pythias
with a membership to-day of 200,000 , both
were unknown men comparatively , Dr
Wilson is already the founder of the Knlghti
of Honor , 150,000 members ; Koyul Area
nuin , 87,000 , and thu American Legion o
Honor , 05,000 ; has built up the Uoya
Society of Good Follows from 141
to more than 15,00(3 ( , anil is to-doj
sovereign grand master , general of the roya
Mnsioulu rite , I3 ! = , IK)3 ) , UU = > , and is also fin
perlal deputy grand master of the confcdcra
tlon of rites , iho grand cast of which is ill
Naples , Italy , These orders have already
disbursed in benefits about $15,1100,000 , uni
their work has hardly more than begun.
TIio Death Hall.
The average duration of membership 01
the Knights of Honor who died in Massa
chusctts In iSS'wus S years , < j months 2 days
general average In the same jurisdiction ( lur
ing the existence of the order , 5 years , S
months , a days. Tim average duiatiou ol
membership of these dying from consump
tion In 1SS7 , WAS 7 years , 3 months , 25 days ;
general average during the existence of tut
order , 4 years , U months , 21 days , The mor
tality In Massachusetts was greater In 1S81
than in any previous year , vir. , 0. 0-10 ot
0-10 more than in 1S53 , and l.Q-JO morq than
in 1SSU. The percentage of deaths from con
sumption Is steadily decreasing , that in ISbl
bp ing 13 per cent of all the deaths , while the
general average Is 20 per cent. Only 13 ol
the 10-J deaths adjusted in Ib07'wero meuv
bers or admitted to membership subsequent
to the establishment of the onico of state
medical examiner , July 1 , 1SSO.
American tiCKlon oT Honor.
The following very interesting statistics
show the work of this order during the last
flvo months : From January 1 to May 13 re
lief loans Imvo been allowed as follows ! Ar
kansas , 7 weeks , $140 ; California , 10 weeks ,
200 ; District of Columbia , 17 weeks , ? 1S3 ;
Georgia , 1 week , $20 ; Illinois , 14 weeks , 8124 ;
Louisiana , 8 weeks. $100 ; Mnlno , 13 weeks ,
f73 ! ; Mai yland , 5'J weeks. $720 ; Massachu
setts , 145 weeks , $1,700 ; Mississippi , 4 weeks ,
fSO : Missouri , ID weeks , $140 ; Now Jersey ,
14 weeks , W03 ; New York , 0 weeks , SOW
North Carolina , 10 weeks , $170 ; Ohio , 11
-week' ! , $50 ; Pennsylvania , 1H2 weeks , $1,758 ;
South Carolina , 2 weeks , $10 ; Vermont , 4
weeks , o ; Virginia , 10 weeks. ? S4 ; AVIs-
consin , ' . ' 0 weeks , $110. Total , 50J weeks ,
Camping Sons of Veterans.
The following appeared in last night's
Issue of Tun BHK :
The encampment , Nebraska division , Sons
of Veterans , has just closed In Tccttinsch ,
nnd the delegate ? $ rom Omaha hnvo re
turned. It was the most successful gather
ing of the kind over held' In tjls | state. About'
thirty campj wcro represented. The
nnuunl election resulted ni follows , In which
It will be neon Onwli.1 has not been
forgotten ; Colonel , A. M. Appolgct , To-
cumseti ; lieutenant colonel , M. P. O'Brien ,
Omaha : major , L. S. Ellsworth , Holdrego.
The division council will consist of the fol
lowing : Frank P. CoaU , Omaha ; George
II , Palmer , Plattsmoutlr William Morrow ,
Bloomlngton and Adjutant William Grimes ,
sheriff of Johnson county ,
The next division encampment will bo hold
nt Holdrege , In thh state.
The encampment was enlivened by the
presence of the commandcr-in-chlof. G. B.
Abbott , of Chicago. Mr. Abbott Is a gcntlo-
manly , soldierly personage. Ho speaks en
couragingly of the progress made by' the or
der , which ho claims Is destined to grow In
strength year by year. There are now 3,000
camps In the organization , with a member
ship of 00,000. The next national encamp
ment will bo held In Wheeling , West Vir
ginia , commencing on the 15th of next Au
gust.On their way homo from Tecunlsch the
officers dropped off at Lincoln mid Instituted
n How camp at that place , with the following
olllcers : C.ipUiin , W. B. McArthur ; lirst
lieutenant. W , S. Scott , second lieutenant ,
A. S. Culvert.
Hoynl Arch Masons.
The following appeared in Wednesday
morning's Bm : ns a special from Deadwood ,
Dak. : A meeting of the grand chapter of
Uoyal Arch Masons was held nt U o'clock
yesterday for the election of officers for the
ensuing year and the transaction of such
other business as ordinarily conies up. At
the beginning of its session the election resulted
sulted as follows : John F. Schroder , of
Rapids City , grand high priest : John D.ivld-
son , Bismarck , deputy grand high priest ; H.
S. Williams , Aberdeen , oxccllcntking ; L. A.
Kose. Fargo , excellent scribe ; T. J. Dox ,
Brookingh , grand treasurer ; T. G. Wilder ,
Casselton , grand sccratury. There were 230
Masons belonging to the Dakota lodges pres
ent. A banquet and ball was given in the
oveuing , which was attended by 150 members
of lodges present and their ludy friemls.D
Grand IjodKO Meeting.
The following postal card which was sent
to every Mason in good and regular standing
in the state during the past week explains
The Free Masons o I Nebraska are again
reminded that U. W. Bro. Leo P. Gillette
will hold u grand custodian's lodge at the
Masonic temple , Lincoln , beginning at ( ! a.
m. , Wednesday , Juno 20 , 1833 , at the same
1. O < 3. f.
Last evening at Goodrich hall the I. O. G.
T. gave ono of these literary entertainments
and suppers that are becoming so popular
with tno people of North Omaha. A largo
number were present , and despite the warmth
of the evening u good tlmo was enjoyed.
There are 1,200 members of the G. A. R.
residing in Minneapolis.
The membership of the entire order , A. O.
U. W. , on the 1st of April was 20J.1S2.
The funds of the Supreme Cabtle , Knights
of the Golden Uasle , amount to 12,27s.55.
The order of the Golden Cross has gained
nineteen new comniunderies since January 1.
The Masons of Boston give a largo dinner
to worthy Grand MasterTaberut the Parker
Bloomlnston , 111. , it is stated , has ono Odd
Fellow for every six and n half of the voting
population of that city.
The total amount of beneficiary disburse
ments of the A. O. U. W. for the month of
March alone was S37J,5GO.
More than 400 applications were approved
by the supreme medical director of the order
of the Golden Cross In May.
Frederick council , No. Ml , Brooklyn , sus
pended for non-payment of assessments Nos.
124 und 12. " ) , has been reinstated.
Grand Master of Records J. D. Barnes , of
the Knights of Oto Golden Eagle , has re
sumed lus duties after a three weeks : illness
ot congcstloixof the lungs and pneumonia.
The following Brooklyn- councils , sus
pended for the non-payment of assessment
No. 120 , haveloo.n reinstated : Friendly , No.
55 ; Metropolitan , No. 2SS , and , Frederick ,
Thn following councils of the American
Legion of Honor wcro recorded fjuspsiided on
Juno" for non-pHyment of assessment No ,
12S : Grand Circle , No. 83 , nnd Independent ,
Paquolg Lodge , I. O. O. F. , of Malborough ,
Mass. , recently celebrated the ono thousandth
consecutive meeting of their lodge. It was
made the occasion of general rejoicing und
Supreme Kecordins. und Corresponding
Scribe John J , Davis , of the Knights of the
Mystic Chum , is u prominent candidate for
the position of inner guard of the graud
lodge , K. of P. of Pennsylvania.
The time allowed by the Supreme lodge ,
Knights of Honor , for the payment of the
special tax levied last year has now expired ,
nnd all whoso money Is not in the hands of
the supreme treasurer will become sus
Seven now commauderios of the ordoi
of the Golden Cross Imvo boon or-
Rimizcd in Massachusetts since January 1 ,
The grand commander is wdrklng to have
the number Increased to twenty before December
comber 3t. Prospects are good ,
Great Chief of Records Conloy , of 'tho Im
proved Ordorof Red Mou , calls attention tc
the "bonollciury fund" and reports all doatl :
claims ns promptly paid ; the admission fee
up to forty years of ago is S3 and the assessment -
mont Is $1 , nnd the number Is limited tc
twenty a year.
The ilrst enforcement of the proclamatiot
of the grand sire , I , O , O. F. , In the jurisdlc
tlon of Illinois , In regard to using the so
called expose , comes from the lodge nt Sldel
Vormilllon county , whore the lodge expelled
a brother for having in his possession a copi
of said work ,
Since the grand lodge , I. O , O , P. , of lilt
nois adjourned , a little ever six months ago
there has been thirty new Rcuokuh-dogrcc
lodges instituted und ono revived , und seven
teen subordinate lodges instituted. Tlicro ar <
now COS hvo bubordinute lodges In that state
The gain in membership for the six month !
term , ending April 1 , was 1,001 , ,
During last week an application 'was re
colvcd at the state camp headquarters for t
now camp of the Patrtotio Order Sons o :
America at Reading , Pu. , No. 330. The ap
plication was over seven feet in length , am
contained the names of 318 persons. There
uro now llva other camps in Heading , ani
this accession brings the total mcmbcrshii
G. C. H. Conley , of the G. O. of U. S. , has
notified the brothers throughout the ordoi
that ho shall devote his uwo to the pro
motion of the Improved Order of Red Mor
in states where the order does not exist , anc
expects soon to have council tires burning It
several now localities. Ho has received ai :
application signed by fifty palo faces foi
Seattle tribe , No. 2 , located at Seattle , W. T
The assessment Issued May 1 , 1SSS , by the
Knights und Ladles of HouOr , amounted tc
$ J,15S. The total amount ot benefits paid tc
May 15 In department A is SS.iSa o'j.Gj ' , ant
In departmeSl B $72.1,063.30. The order Is
now located WTOrty states , with 'n member
ship , Mny 1 , of 64,401 , holding policies amountIng -
Ing to more t Kin 8"i,000,000. The not In
crease for Mnywtis 050 , onlylOD less than in
The Rhode Island Sick Benefit association ,
composed entirely of Knights of Pythias In
that state , l9Wjt years old , anil 1ms paid out
ever f 11,000 l ifanoflts to Its members. There
Imvo been ninety-four assessments , making
n total of f4T , ° br nn nverngoof $5.33 i > or
year. Itcodli to become n member , nml
If ono Is takonAalck ho will receive $7 per
week. * v : ?
Tor Juno thrtb.nsscssmcnts of the Knights
nnd Ladles ol HVmor hnvo been called In de
partment B. n > 3 , 1BO , 157. These are for
eleven dcntlw ljitrlbutcil as follows : Mis
souri , Illinois ; tTentucky , 2 each ; Now York ,
Texas , South Carolina , Alabama , Arkansas ,
1 cneh. Total ampunt ot bcnellts p.dd out In
this 'department. $7 1,009.30. The assess
ments cover deaths up to May I , 18S3.
Pennsylvania grand lodge report , I , O. O.
F. , shows n total membership In that state of
81,810 , with Oil lodges. The relief expendi
ture the past year amounted to $1,330.43 per
day , or 51.03 per hour. The total pain In
membership was 3,820. In reference to a
memorial resolution to the sovereign grand
lodge to admitto membership boys eighteen
years old , It was defeated by n vote of 400 tea
Supreme Chief J , D. Barnosof the Knights
of the Goldeii'Kngle , who win unable to nt-
tend the supreme session nt Washington , was
on last Wednesday duly Installed Into his
now ofllco at the oftlco of the Grand castle.
The ceremony was performed by Pnst Su
preme Chief Kdward S. Kownml. assisted by
Supreme Master of Keoords Wlllltim Cul-
bcrtEon , Supreme Keeper of Exchequer Tim
othy McCarthy nnd n number of other oln-
cers and members.
The scmt-nnnual reports for the current
term will show a very decided increase In
the strength of the. organization of the
Mystic Chain , In Pennsylvania. A great
in liny castles nave been instituted , and It is
expected when the report of the select
recording and corresponding scrlbo for the
fiscal year ended .luno 30 shall Imvo been
Issued it will show the present year's woric
to have been the best in the history of the
order. While the order has been spreading
In tnls state a number of Jurisdictions were
added to the supreme castle.
The grand lodge of the Protestant associa
tion met In annual session limt Tuesday at
A. P. A. hall , Frankford avenue , Philadel
phia , opposite Master street , and elected the
following onicbrs for the ensuing year : 0.
M. , George Sceuo , No. ii ! ) ; V. G. M. , Thomas
AV. Faulkner , No. : tO ; G. Sec. , Francis
Clemens , No. 5S ; G. Treas. , .Tames n. Shaw ,
No. 'Jj ; G. Chap. , John U. Bulluntine , No.
110 ; G. Con. , John Kennedy , No. 1 ; A. G.
Con. , Samuel Gwyno , No , 2S ; G. Tyler ,
Hardy Patton , No1. 07 ; G. Guard , Matthew
White , No. : U.
SwiNQts' Rorxn TUT. Ciitin.R , by Petroleum
V. Nasby ( D. H. Locke ) , illustratedby
Thomas Nast ] Boston , Leo & Shepherd-
This workdcdicnted to "Androo John
son , who hez swung1 around the ontlro
circklo uv oflibhl honor without foelin'
his oats much , " contains the author's
"ideas of men , politics nnd'things ns
set forth in his letters to Iho public
pre&s , " aiiicoAtains ! l great deal of the
wisdom of this world expressed in the
quaint pluvisojTojfy for which ho is
famous. f. a
' Ekkoos , ir&n Kentucky , " from the
iKsii of the jairrp" author , is also issued
by this lirnT , nnd is in his own words "a
perfect re iil uv the ups and downs
ami experiences uv the dimncrtey cz
seen by a i ituKtili/cd KontucUian. "
A Pr-ssiMiJ-T , ; m-TiinoiiY AXII ix PiiACTtrn.
By Hobjrf THiJsol. 'JOt pp. , paper I5c. ,
post-paid ; cldtJU 'Me ; postageUc. John 13.
Alden , New'Vork.
It wpuld .ijijt Ij3 evsy ; to mnuo a novel
in which tko rpii or3ition : has so much
wit , huihor allrt" ' clever badinaffo , .sus
tained throughout with such unllngg'ing
vivacity.TlfSITo is not a single dull
page in the boo ! ? . Moreover , it has
what wiv ) so much dcsidorateil b.y
Charles Darwin a good ending. The
hero is thoroughly cured of his pc&-
Mn. lN'coui'sMisvVivTuun ! by HJ gar Sal-
tus , Now York , William UvarU Benjamin.
' Mr. Incoul's Misadventure" passed
through three edition. ! in cloth bind
ing , in loss thiin a year. The publisher
lately issued the fourth edition in piper : -
per covers. It was lininedlntely taken
up and the liftrh edition will bo issued
shortly. The active demand for the
book has been stimulated by Mr. Saltus > '
second novel , "Tho truth about Tris-
t re m Varick , " of which ever 15,000
copies have , been sold in the three
"Sm SPKXY , Facts and Fancies of n Yncht-
mun , " by S. G. W. Benjamin , No w York ,
William EvarU Benjamin ,
Tills is a charming collection of sea-
stories. Although issued rather late in
the season last year , the first edition of
'J.OOO copies was exhausted. The pub
lisher has published u second edition in
paper covers at 50 cents.
The Juno number of the Writer ( Bos
ton ) is bright and full of intnrost. The
work of the Washington correspondent
is fully described by Herbert S. Under
wood , ono of the most able of the corres
pondents at the capital. 'Shorthand
Writing and Its Advantage , " is ills-
cusscd in a brilliant and sensible article
by James Ar , ( JliirK. Richard K. IJurton
has a sharp article on ' 'Slovenliness in
Vnr&o-inaking , " and James Newton
Matthews discloses "One Secret of
Writing Popular Poetry. " The ar
ticle in the May number of the magu-
jdno criticising the English of Miss
Amelia Hives is answered in the pres
ent number by Marion M. Ilorsllold\vlio \
makes a spirited reply to the critic of
the young Virginia writer. Eugene L.
Dillior has an article in which ho as
serts that New Yorka is neither the
place to make money by literary work ,
nor the place to do literary work in.and
E , K. Burns discusses the necosiity of
having "Something to Toll. " The
Writer , P. O. Box 1005 , BoHon , Mass.
A beautiful picture of the entrance to
Charlecoto _ hull which still wears
much the biuiui aspect ns when , accord
ing to the Legojid , Shakespeare poached
in the adjoining park is published in
the issue o ] QA.Tdcn nnd Forest for Juno
0. It sorvHSto illustrate a discussion
of the right'uSo of formal llowor-botls.
Another i 'charming illustration
shows alarSo GinkBO-treo , growing in a
garden on JLdltdComotniid another arti
cle is by Mi' Olmstod , on "Back
and Front,1 Tcrraco , nnd Veranda , " as
they eoiiceVn.luo villa-owner.
A'tnoug J-lio. , living topics of the day
which uro * discussed in tno Forum
for Juno iu.'eThe : Pending Tariff Dis-
oussion. " $ y the Hon. W. I ) . Kelley ,
who makes a review of American tariff
legislation , during the last hundred
years to sllcnvii what disastrous ulTccts
the passage of the Mills bill would
have " in" Politics "
; "Tho Negro ,
by Senator Wudo Hampton of
South Carolina , who revives the recon
struction period of politics in his state
to show the effects that negro supremacy
had there ; Railway Problems , " by
Senator J. P. Wilson , who discusses the
government regulation of railways , and
by Prof. Arthur T. Iladloy , who shows
that the remedy for railway strikes is
to bo found in the. development of rail
way managers , who are great leaders ol
men us well as great makers of dollars :
'Labor Troubles , " by W. H. Mallock ,
the distinguished essayist , who makes
a pleli for the universal study of the
principle of political economy : "Family
Economics , " by Mrs. Julia Ward Howe ,
who dlseubijes the pecuniary obligations
of n man to his wlfo nnd daughters.
The Forum la now published from its
now olllcos at 253 Fifth nvonuo , N. Y.
Of all the monthly magazines which
roach ns , not ono is moro welcome or
moro eagerly sought for than Outing ,
especially nt this season of the year. In
the Juno number of outing before UB wo
find in the leading article nn excellent
ly written article on the "Westminster
Kennel Club , " in which Mr. Charles S.
PolhnnvCllnton reviews the use and
progress of kennel sports under the
auspices of the club from its organiza
tion to the present timo. "Archery"
by Henry Chadwlek , gives the exper
iences of ft novice in acquiring the rudi
ments of the art of handling the bow ,
Next wo have ono of Captain Cotlin's
most readable sailor's stories , entitled
"A Yarn About Ghpsts1 and this is
succeeded bi * uvoll written story by
Mrs. King Hamilton , entitled "lii
Search of a Wife. " After this comes
Francis Trovolyan's experience of
"Sport at an Agricultural College , " a
student's sketch and capitally written.
Next is the hist installment of "Thos.
Stovon'-s Bicycle Adventures , " which
tolls its own story , followed by Presi
dent Bates' humorous cycling contribu
tion , "Mr. Tidylogg's Sincere Attach
ment , " from which wo turn to a graph
ically written story of "A Midnight
Cruise Around New York , " by William
Willnrd Howard ; and n capital story of
college football , by John II. Orousol ,
entitled "Ninety-One. " Outing cer
tainly shows0 marked improvements
with each number , and these interested
In outdoor recreation should subscribe
for this live monthly. Buy it at the
nowstands or write to the olllccs of
Outing , 239 Fifth nvenuo , New York.
Leo & Shepard , Boston , are publish
ing tin arithmetic by John P. Pay&ou ,
which is to consider the subject rather
from the practical than the theoretical
standpoint. The same house lias also
rcpublishod Horace Mann's "A Few
Thoughts for n Young Man" in its orig
G. P. Putnam's Sons , Now York , have
Issued "A Pocket Guide to Europe , " by
Thomas W. Knox , which contains in n
compact form all that is necessary for
the guidance of Iho prospective tourist.
. The story ot Beryl , a story of the
south previous to the civil war by C. W.
Ilutson , who is gaining the front rani :
among southern writers , is now in
course ot publication in The Novelist.
The Novelist , published weekly at $1 a
year by John B. Aldcn. New York , un
dertakes to give the worthiest llction
that American authors can bo templed
to produce. Foreign authors not ad
mitted. It is not sentimental tallcabout
justice to American authors , but is bold ,
London Times : Auropos , there is an
ugly ruuior about the "new" story by
Robert Louis .Stevoiisoir I mean the
story that has been 'syndicated by jo'ur-
uahsts in India , America. Australia
and England. " It is actually said that
' The Outlaws ot Tunstall Forest , "
which is appearing in America , and _ is
to be a feature in certain provincial
weeklies , has already appeared in the
London Young Folks' Paper. 1 don't
know that thu story is any the worse
for that ; but it is hardly new is it , Mr.
Mr. Donnelly is out with his book ,
but the readers' the "Great Crypto
gram" are more puzzled than ever in
their endeavors to Iind out "who is
what and what is which.1 Table Talk
a magazine , by the way , that comes
to us this month greatly improved in
appearance and contents kindly takes
it upon itself to relieve these readers
of their dilllculty and show
them how Shukcspeara himself ,
in oiio of his plays and with
out thejiid ot any head-splitting cipher ,
makes everything as clear as the noon
day sun. In what play and act ho does
this , and how he does it , is Table Talk's
problem , which it is now open freely to
the world to solve. To the one who
will be successful in his answer will be
awarded a handsomely bound edition ot
Shakespeare in thirteen volumes. One
of the highest Shakespearean author
ities of the day declares the problem
fairly put and fairly answered by Table
Talk' . Published by Table Talk Pub
lishing company 402 , 401 , 40(5 ( Race
street , Philadelphia. 81.00 a year , 10
cents single copy.
C. P. Caspar , .Milwaukee , Wis. , is
bringing out a complete Volunuk dic
tionary edited by Dr. Londorfelut which
promises to be the most valuable work
of the kind yet published.
Ho Ijoved the Countess.
Hero is a funny story told in a boule
vard print of a singer , says the London
Telegraph , who was suddenly mnltlon
with an affection for a certain countess
who is well known in lo in on do pu 1' on
s'amuso. lie had not much dilllculty
in making her acquaintance , and after
a few preliminary observations about
the weather and kindred subjects , ho
was invited to dinner. After that re
past ho was asked to sing , and all pres
ent were so enraptured that tlioy in
sisted on several repetitions ot his per
formances. Kinally the company wont
away and the biugor was left ulono with
the object of his worship , who detained
him for supper , and wnoedlod him out
of n few moro songs during the small
hours of the morning. At last the lyric
artist returned homo , biitislled that ho
had succeeded in making conquest of
hiscouutcsu. Ho was surprised , liowuvor ,
to receive during the day , a visit
from her ladyship's steward , or man ol
business , who presented a little bill for
4,000 francs , or 100. "What is that
for ? " asked the possessor of the sweet
voice , who was both amazed and amused.
"Pardon mo , " replied the man of business -
ness , with his most serious air , "Mon
sieur supped with Madame In Comtcsso
lust night , did ho not ; " ' "Yes , " "And
remained for some time in her bou-
doii-V" "Well , what of that ? " . "Only , "
responded the business pornon , "that
Madame la Comtosto generally makes
peopio pay for such honors. That in
why I beg leave to draw monsieur's at
tention to the bill which I Imvo pro-
pared. " The singer was equal to the
occasion. "Toll Madame hi Comtcsbo , "
said ho , "that I sang at her house all
last night , und that I generally receive
5,000 francs for singing a few hours.
She therefore owes mo the difference be
tween her bill and mine , but I nroposo
to bo generous and lot her olT. " The
business man retired beaten and the
countess heard no moro of her admirer.
In the year 178S the great northwest
territory in the neighborhood of Cin
cinnati , was lirst settled by whites , In
the lapse of ono Hundred years that has
intervened , such marvelous changes
Imvo taken place in nil that pertains to
civilization , that it was doomed ex
pedient to celebrate the centennial an
niversary year that has had such an
important bearing upon the destinies of
this country. Over two years ago the
idea tir&t became lixed in the minds of
the citizens of Cincinnati that an enter
prise of this nature bhould bo carried
out , and soon thereafter thu matter
took dollnito shape. Since that time ,
the energies of the board of eornmis-
siouurs have boon directed in this
channel the result being that every
thing has been done that ingenuity and
brains could suggest to make tlio event
an honor not only to Cincinnati and the
state of Ohio , but to the entire country.
IEDICAL AND SURGICAL
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nrn coiiHtantly Ntnrtini ; hocus BIcillonlK.stnbllslimontH to iltn live atraii-
Coi'H vlsltlnir thu city. TIIPHO prntoiulorn UHiinlly dlHnppenr in n few
weolCB. Downro of tlirin or tholr I'ltimcrit orntioinH. Tlio Onmlm Kind *
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FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALL
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Assisted W a Nninlier of ComDGtent , Skillful and ExucriciicBd Physicians and Surgeons ,
Particular Attention paid to Deformities , Diseases of Women , Diseases of the Urinary
and Sexii.il Orpins , L'rhalc Diseases , Diseases of the Xenons Systemj
Lung ru.l Throat Dkeases , Surgical Operations , Epilepsy or
Piis , Piles , Cancers , Tumors , Etc.
More money invested ; more skillful physicians and surgeons employed ; more patients
treated ; inoie cures effected ; more modern Improved instruments , apparatiib and appli-
anccs than can be found in all other intinnaries , institutes or dispensaries In the wc t
combined. Largest and most complete Medical Institute or Hospital in the west. Fifty
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alwavb in the building. All kinds of diseases treated in the most scientific manner.
\\k \ \ Maiiulactiirc Surgical Braces for Deformities , Trusses ,
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scientific principles , and patients here receive every advantage that art , skill , science
and human ingenuity , can bring to bear on their cases. Their comfort and con
venience will always be taken into consideration ,
Should .you conclude to vibit us for treatment or correspond with us , you will find
that these statements of our position , location and facilities are not overdrawn in any
particular , but arc plain un vanished facts.
Only Reliable Medical Institute Making a Specialty df '
PRIVATE DISEASES. '
All Blood Diseases successfully treated. Syphilitic Poison removed from the system
without mercury. New restorative treatment for loss of Vita ! Power. Persons unable
to visit ub may be treated at home by coriebnondcnoe. All communications confiden
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U'on | Private , Special or Nervous Dideai.es , Impolcncy , SjphilU , Gleet and Varjcocclc.
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My Reasons for Writing a BcoK Upon Private , Special and Nervous Diseases.
I have for many years made a specialty of diseases of the uninary and texual organs ,
have become a recogni/ed authority upon the subject , consequently I receive an im
mense number of letters from physicians and alllicted persons , asking my opinion and
advicc.upon individual cases. Kor the benefit of such persons , I have written a book , giv
ing a general description of thu most common diseases and conditions , my trcatmcnt.tjuc-
cess , advice , etc. After reading it. persons will have a clearer idea of their condjtion
and can write tne more intelligently and to the point. It will therefore" be seen that our
object in wilting these pages ii not to fuinisli leading matter to a class of persons who
read out of mere idle curiosilybut for the benefit ol the many who arc suffering to agieater
or less degree Irom diseases , or the effects of diseases or abuses , of the f i-xual and urinary
organs. Not a dav passes but we receive many calls or letters from peraons-puffcrmg
from this class of diseases , or their sequel , Many of them are ignorant of the causeof
the difficulty that has wrecked their constitutions , thrown a cloud over their bright pro * '
pects and is shortening their days ,
Surgical operation ) tor the cure of Iluro Mn , club Fuet , Tuinors , Cancer * . I'lstula , Cataract ,
StriililsmiisdIross-Uj'eai. Varleocola , Invurted Nails , \Yennaud lU'turmltliM of thu Hurnau body
iietformuil In the limit lii'leutlflewmnni'r. , , , , . , , . , , - . -,1 ,
Wo treat ( 'hroiitc lUivunori of the J.WIKI. Heart , Ileail , Jllood. Skin. Scalp. Btomiicli , Uvor , Kid-
noyo , Hliuldor , Nerves ) . Ixmm , etc. , as I'uralyMs , Eiillejny ( I'll * ) , Scrofula , Drop * ) ' , ItrluiU'a Dlseusa ,
TUJIU Worm , Ulcciuor Kovernores , Dj'spjjulaoi Gastritis , Ilaliluois , J5''Z.wia. uto.
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EYE AND EAR DEPARTMENT
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