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The Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909. It is proposed to celebrate in the City of New York and on the Hudson River in September, 1909, the three hundredth anniversary of the discovery by Henry Hudson of the river which bears his name in the State of New York, and the one hundredth anniversary of the first successful navigation of that river by steam by Robert Fulton.

The Governor of the State of New York and the Mayor of the City of New York in 1.905 jointly appointed a committee of citizens, of which the late Robert B. Roosevelt was chairman, to formulate plans for the celebration of the anniversary of the Discovery of the Hudson River, and at the same time the Mayor appointed a committee of one hundred to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of steam navigation in 1907. These were consolidated and incorporated under the title of the “The Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission," to celebrate both events in 1909.

The Commission is organized with the following officials: President, Stewart L. Woodford; Vice-Presidents, Herman Ridder, Andrew Carnegie, Hon. Joseph H. Choate, Hon, Crover Cleveland, Major-General F. D. Grant. Morris K. Jesup, Hon. Seth Low, J. Pierpont Morgan, Hon. Levi P. Morton. General Horace Porter, Hon. Frederick W. Seward, Francis Lynde Stetson, Hon. Oscar S. Straus, William B. Van Rensselaer, and Hon. Andrew D. White; Treasurer, Isaae N. Seligman; Secretary, Henry W. Sackett, Tribune Building, New York; Assistant Secretary, Edward Hagaman Hall, Tribune Building. New York.

Executive Committee, Stewart L. Woodford, Chairman, 18 Wall Street, New York; Hon. James M. Beck, Tunis G. Bergen, Andrew Carnegie, Hon. Joseph H. Choate, Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke, Hon. Grover Cleveland, Rear-Admiral J. B. Coghlan, U. S. N.; William J. Curtis, Theodore Fitch, Major-General F. D. Grant, Edward Hagaman Hall, Colonel William Jay, Morris K. Jesup, Dr. George F. Kunz, Hon. Seth Low, John La Farge, Hon. William McCarroll, Commander Jacob W. Miller, Frank D. Millet, J. Pierpont Morgan, Hon. Levi P. Morton, Eben E. Olcott, John E. Parsons, George W. Perkins, Hon. N. Taylor Phillips, Gen. Horace Porter, Louis C. Raegener, Herman Ridder, Henry W. Sackett. Hon. Frederick W. Seward, Isaac N. Seligman. J. Edwara Simmons, Hon. John H. Starin, Hon. Oscar S. Straus, Spencer Trask, William B. Van Rensselaer, Lieutenant-Commander Aaron Vanderbilt, Dr. Samuel B. Ward, Hon. Andrew D, White, Hon. William R. Willcox, and Gen. James Grant Wilson.

There are committees on Law, Nominations, Finance. Plan and Scope, and subcommittees on Naval Parade, Land Parade, and Literary Exercises. Dedication of Memorials, Park and Memorial at Inwood, State Park at Verplanck's Point, Date of Celebration, Exhibition of Motive Power, and Co-operation.

The Commission consists of two hundred and fifty representative citizens, of whom one hundred are trustees.

PLAN OF CELEBRATION. The following plan of celebration, submitted by the Committee on Plan and Scope, was adopted by the Commission, October 27, 1907. RELIGIOUS SERVICE DAYS (SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, AND SUNDAY, SEP

TEMBER 19, 1903.) Services in places of public worship.

RECEPTION DAY (MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1909). General decoration of public and private buildings for the week, from New York to the head of the river.

Rendezvous of American and foreign naval vessels at New York. “Half Moon" enters river, formally received, and takes her place in line. "Clermont" starts from original slip amid appropriate exercises and takes position.

Visiting guests disembark and are received at the Robert Fulton Memorial Water Gate at Riverside Park.

Dedication of Robert Fulton Memorial Gate.

Typical Indian Village at Inwood established by American Museum of Natural History.

Official Banquet in evening to guests, Governor of State, and Mayors of Hudson River cities at some suitable place.

HISTORICAL DAY (TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1909). Visiting guests shown about city, making circuit of island by boat and land excursions by automobiles.

Commemorative exercises by day in Columbia University, New York University, College of the City of New York, Cooper Union, l'niversity of St. John, at Fordham; Hebrew University, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, Public Schools, Historical Societies, and all the universities, colleges and institutions of learning throughout the State of New York.

Exhibits of paintings. prints, books, models, relics, etc., by Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Hispano-American Museum, New York Public Library, New York Historical Society, Webb's School for Shipbuilders, New York Yacht Club, etc.

Free lectures in 150 centres under the auspices of the Board of Education (Dr. Henry M. Leipziger. Supervisor).

Official literary exercises in evening in every borough: Manhattan, in Metropolitan Opera House; Brooklyn, in Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences; Queens, in place to be determined; Richmond, in place to be determined; Bronx, in place to be determined.

LAND PARADE DAY (WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1909). Land parade, participated in by United States Army. Navy, and Marine Corps, National Guard, Naval Militia, Historical Society floats; labor, industrial, and manufacturing floats, and various other civic organizations,

In the evening, reception to guests on Governor's Island.


Dedication of parks and memorials along the river: Inwood Hill Park, Hudson-
Memorial Bridge, Palisades Drive, Verplanck's Point Park, Statue of William the Silent,
erected by the Holland Society, and other parks and memorials along the river.

Tablets in New York, Albany, and other cities.
Reception to visiting guests at West Point during the day.
Aquatic sports on Hudson River.
Musical festival in evening, 'n place to be selected.

HUDSON RIVER DAY (FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1909). Naval parades start from New York and Albany and meet at Newburgh: American naval vessels, foreign naval vessels, Half


merchant marine, pleasure craft.

Salutes to "Half Moon” and “Clermont" from West Point and other places where cannon can be fired as procession passes.

Fetes of townspeople along the river from New York to Newburgh.

Exercises at Newburgh: Reception on land; formal delivery of "Half Moon" and **Clermont" to North Hudson division.

ILLUMINATION DAY (SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1909). Naval parades return to Albany and New York. Salutes from upper Hudson cities to “Half Moon" and "Clermont" as they pass. Fetes of townspeople from Newburgh to Albany. Children's fetes in parks and playgrounds.

Illumination of fleet and public and private buildings in New York, and pyrotechnical displays.

Illumination, pyrotechnics, and special local exercises in Alban
Chain of signal fires at 9. P. M. from Coney Island to Albany.

Soon after the Commission was formed a World's Fair at or near New York City was suggested. After giving several public hearings the subject was referred to the Plan and Scope Committee, who, in their preliminary respect, expressed the belief that the country had been surfeited with such temporary clebrations, and voiced the hope that the celebration of 1909 would be conducted on a plan which would leave monumental works of lasting benefit to the people,

National Congress of Mothers. OFFICERS: President, Mrs. Frederic Schoff, Philadelphia: Vice Presidents, Mrs. David O. Mears, Albany, N. Y.; Mrs W. W. Murphy, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Robert R. Cotten, Bruce, N.C.; Recording Secretary, Mrs. John Parker Bronk, Bridgeport, Ct.; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Edwin C. Grice, 3308 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa.; Treasurer, Mrs. Louis K. Gilson, Wilmette, Ill.

An organization of Mothers of the United States for the improvement of the condition of children throughout the country, Day Nurseries, Vacation Schools, Kindergarten, Probation Work, Child Labor, the Care of Dependent, Defective and Delinquent Children; Legislation Protecting Children, Playgrounds, and Parent-Teacher Associations are among the community interests considered.

New ¥ork State Probation Commission.



(Chapter 430, Laws of 1907.) In accordance with Chapter 430 of the Laws of 1907, the State Probation Commission consists of seven members, of whom four are appointed by the Governor for terms of four years each; one is appointed by the State Board of Charities from among its members; one is appointed by the State Commission of Prisons from among its members, and the Commissioner of Education is a member ex-officio. The first appointments by the Governor, however, are for terms of one, two, three and four years, respectively. Commissioners shall serve without compensation, but shall be entitled to

necessary and reasonable travelling expenses.

The general dutieg of the Commission are to collect and publish statistical and other information as to the operations of the probation system; to keep itself informed as to the work of all probation officers, and, from time to time, inquire into their conduct and efficiency; and, by such other means

most suitable, to endeavor to secure the effective application of the probation system and enforcement of the probation law in all parts of the State. It shall make an annual report to the Legislature showing its proceedings under this act and the results of the probation system as administered in the various localities in the State, with any suggestions or recommendations which may be considered wise for the more effectual accomplishment of the general purposes of the Commission. The Commission, in the discharge of its duties, shall have access to all offices and records of probation officers, and may direct formal investigations of the work of any probation officer, The Commission shall employ a Seoretary at a salary not to exceed $3.000, and a stenographer and such other employees as may be necessary.

The following are the State Probation Commissioners appointed by the Governor July 2, 1907: President, Homer Folks, New York; Vice-President, Charles F. McKenna, New York, Felix Warburg, New York: Frank E. Wade, Buffalo; Roger P. Clark, Binghamton; Dennis McCarthy, Syracuse; Andrew S. Draper, Albany (ex-officlo). Arthur w, Towno is Secretary of the Cominission,

General Federation of Tuomen's Clubs. President, Mrs. Sarah S. Platt Decker. Denver, Col. ; First Vice-President, Mrx. Philip N. Moore, St. Louis, Mo ; Secund Vice-Presiden, Mrs. John Dickinson Sherman, Chicago, Ill. Recording Secretary, Mrs." John Dickinsou, Chicago, Illi Corresponding Srcretary, Mrs. Charles A. Perkins, Knoxville, Tenn.; Treasurer, Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowles, Los Angeles, ('al.

This organization, incorporated in 1892, is composed of over 3,000 women's clubs, having a membership of 150,000 in the United States and foreign countries. The purpose of the Federation is declared in its arucie of incorporation to be "to bring into communication with one another the various women's clubs throughout the world, that they may compare methods of work and become mutually helpiniConstitutions of clubs applying for membership should show that no sectarianism or political test is required, and, while the distinctively humanitarian movements may be recognized, their chief purpose is not philanthropic or techucal, butsocial, literary, artistic, or scientific culture.' Meetings of the Federation are held biennially. There are State federations auxiliary to the vieneral Federation, and single clubs in forty-five states. Several foreign clubs are members of the Fala eration--the l'ioneer ('lub of London, Woman's Club of Bonihay, and Educational Club of Ceylou, clubs in Australia, South America, etc. The ofiicers of the New York Club are:

President, Mrs. William Cumming Story, 307 West 90th Streer: Hondinry President, Mrs. Belle De River; First Vice-President, Mrs. Frederick Nathan; Second Vice-President, Mis, Charles W. Fiske: Third Vice-President, Miss Mary, Garrett Hay; Recording Secretary. Mrs. John Frances Yawger; Correonding Secretary, Miss Meta Maynard, 108 West 45th Street; Treasurer, Mrs J. Ella Rood; Histurias, Mrs. Howard MacNutt,

Men's Dress Chart for 1908. The following is a specification of the proper attire for men on various occasions in the sezgon of 19907-1908, prepared by Arnold, Constable & Co., of New York, Evening Weddings, Balls, Recep-Collar-Wing or highband turnover. tions, Grand Opera, Formal Gloveg-Gray guede. Dinners, Theatres (Formal). Cravat- Broad end, blunt, to match waist

coat. Dress Suit-Swallowtail.

Jewelry--Dull, frosted gold shirt studs and Overcoat- Long, dark overcoat or great fur

links. coat.

Shoes--Patent leather button boots. Waist Coat-Single-breasted, white, drill or

Polo, Motoring, pique.

Golf, Driving, Trousers -Same material as coat, braided Yachting, Hunting, Country. outer seans,

(Varying with the kind of outing.) Hat-High silk with broad felt or silk band.

Coat-Norfolk or double-breasted jacket. Shirt - Plain white, attached cuffs.

Overcoat - Rain coat. Collar-loke or straight standing.

Waist Coat-Fancy flannel with flap pockets. Tie-White lawn or Peplin, plain broad ends.

Trousers-Leather belted material same Gloveg--White glace.

coat; serge, white flannel. Hose Black silk, plain unclocked, white

Hat (or Cap) --Soft and easy, wide attitude. cape for theatre.

Shirt-Soft and easy, personal predilection. Jewelry-Shirt studs and links, pearl or

Gloves-Chaniois. noonstone.

Collar --soft turnover, stock, knotted hand6hoes-Patent leather Dumps,

patent kerchief: low or high turnover. leather shoes, high buttoned.

Tie-String.four-in-hand or stock. Day Weddings, Afternoon Calls, Jewelry Links, cravat pin. Church Promenades,


Shoes ---Russet Oxfords, white undressed call. tions and Matinee.

Business, Lounge or Morning. Coat Full frock.

(Individuallty of wearer permissible.) Overcoat-long, black coat.

Coat Sack or morning. Waist Coat-White duck, single or double Overcoat - Any kind. breasted.

Waist Coat-Same as coat; fancy permissible, 'Trousers - Dark gray

modest striped if coat is solid. worsted.

Trousers -Same material as coat.
Hat-High silk. with broad band.

Shirt-Plain white, with attached cuffs. Shirt-Stiri or soft fancy, pleated.
Collar-Poke (or wing).

Collar--Ilighband, turnover or wing. Cravat-Four-in-hand or once-over, white or Cravat-Four-in-hand or broad end tie. pearl silk.

Gloves-Tan cape or gray reindeer. Gloves-Light gray suede.

Jewelry--Gold studs and links. Jewelry-Gold, plain or jewelled settings, Shoes-Laced calf skin, boots or Oxfords. cravat pin.


Informal Afternoon Occasions, Shoes ---Patent leather buttoned boots,

Teas, Musicales, Church, tops. Informal Dinners, Theatrer (In-Coat-Front or cutaway. formal), Clubs, Stas and

Overcoat --Preferably none.

Waist Coat- Material same as coat or white At-Home Dinners.

duck. Coa:.-Dinner jacket (Tuxedo), black or Ox- | Trousers-Striped worsted. ford mixture.

Hat-High silk, broad band. Overcoat- Any kind.

Shirt-Plain white, attached cuffs. Waist Coat-Material same as coat, or gray Collar- Wing. silk, single-breasted.

Tie-Four-in-hand. Trousers - Material same as coat, plain outer Gloves-Gray suede. seams.

Jewelry-Gold, plain or jewelled setting: Hat--Derby.

cravat pin. Shirt -- White plain or pleated bosom, at- Shoes--Patent leather, buttoned, or patent tached cuffs.





Total .......




Grand Secretaries.

Grand Secretaries.

bers, 1907.

1907. Alabama... 18,191 G. A. Beauchamp, Monik'y. Nevada

1,113C. X. Noteware, Carson, Arizona 1,191 6. J. Roskruge, Tucson. N.Brunswick 2, 201 J. Twining Hartt, St. John, Arkansas. 17.480 F. Hempstead. Little Rock. N. Hampshire 9.695 F. D. Woodhury, Concord. Brit. Col. 3.051 K, E. Brett, Columbia. New Jersey..

24,973 T. H. R Redway, 'Trenton. California 3:3,79 G. Johnson, San Francisco. New Mexico. 1.629 1. A. Keen, Albuquerque, Canada.. 37.0 Hugh Murray, Hamilton. New York. 146, 026 E.M. L. Ehlers, X. Y. City. ('olorado. 11.501 C. H. Jacobson, Denver. V. (arolina.. 13,528 John C. Drewry, Raleigh. Connecticut 20.087 John Hi. Barlow, Hartford, North Dakota 5.567 F. J. Thompson, Fargo. I lavare. 2,772 B. F. Bartram, Wilmi'gton Nova Scotia.. 4,715 Thomas Mowbray, Halifax. Dist, of Col.. 7,726 Arvine W. Johnston, Wash. Obio

65,107 J. H. Bromwell, Cincin'ti. Florida. 6,855 W.P. Webster, Jacksonville. Oklahoma 6,777 J. S. Hunt, Stillwater. Georgia, 27, 620 W. A. Wolihin, Macon. Oregon

7.689 Jas. F. Robinson, Eugene. Idaho.

2.251 Throp. W. Randall, Boisé. Pennsylvania 71,249 Wm. A. Sinn, Philadelphia. Illinois 79,7!2 Isaac Cutter, Coup Point. Pr. Ed. Island 6:35 X. MacKelvie, Summerside Inrliana 45,009 C.W. Prather, Indianapolis, Quebec

5.000 Will. 11. Whyte. Montreal. Indian Ter. 7.540 S, S, Murrow, Atoka. Rhode Island 6.483 S. P. Williams, Providence. Iowa... 36,736 N. R. Parvin, Cedar Rapids. S. Carolina .. 8,688 JacobT. Barron, Columbia. Kaisas 27.167 Albert K. Wilson, Topeka, South Dakota 6,6364, A. Pettigrew, Fiandrunu. henticky

28,593 11. B. Grant, Louisville. Tennessee. 20,579 John B. Garrett. Nashville. Louisiana 9.651 R, Lambert, New Orleans. Texas

39. 162 Johan Watson, Waco. Mine 25,899 Stephen Berry, Portland. ('tah..

1,2706, Diehl, Salt Lake City. M nitoba. 4.410 James A. Ovas, Winnipeg. Vermout, 11,802 H. H. Ross, Burlington. Maryland 5),28 im. M. Isaac, Baltimore. Virginia

16,9 1G.W. Carrington, Richm'd. Mans.

11.580 S. D. Vickerson, Boston, Washington. 9.880 Horace W. Tyler, Seattle. Michigan 53,795 L. B. Winsor, Reed (ity. II. Virginia.. 11.006 H. R. Howard, Pt. Pleasant. Minnesota 20,287 T. Montgomery. St. Paul. Wiscousin

22.118 Wm. W. Perry, Milwaukee. Mississippi 13.2 21. spord, Vicksburg. Wyoming 1,951 W.L. Kuykendall, Saratoga Missouri 42.921.1. R. Parson, St. Louis, Montana 4.227 Helena, Nebraska 15,163 Francis E. White, Omaha.

The returns of the Grand Lodges of the United States and British America for 1905-1906 were a; follows: Whole number of members, 1,062, 425, raised, 81,386; admissions and restorations, 28,1555 withdrawals. 22.008; expulsions and suspensions, 659; suspensions for non-payment of dnes, 12,760; deaths, 16, 123. Gain in membership over preceding year, 58,177. Membership in 1906, 1, 129, 001; gain over the preceding year of 66,576.

These Grand Lodges are in full antiliation with the English Grand Lodge, of which the Duke of (onnaught is Grand Master, and the Grand Lodges of Ireland, Scotland, Cuba, Peru, South Anstralia, New South Wales, Victoria, and also with the Masons of Germany and Austria. They are not in afliliation and do not correspond with the Masons under the jurisdiction of the Grand Orient of France; they, however, allllate with and recognize Masons under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Council. Freemasonry is under the ban of the Church in Spain, Italy, and other Catholic countries, and the membership is small and scattered.


LAST DEGREE. The officers of the Northern Jurisdiction are: M. P. Sovereign Grand Commander, Henry L. Palmer, Wis. P. G. Lieutenant-Conumuier, Samuel C. Lawrence, Mass. Grand Treasurer-Goural, Newton D. Arnold, R. I. Grand Minister of Slate, Johu C. Smith, nl. Grand Secretury-General, James H. Codding; office, 299 Broadway, New York.

The officers of the Southern Jurisdiction are: M. P. Smerrim Grand Commander, James D. Richardson, Tenn. Srrrelany-Genrral, Allison Nailor, 433 Third Street, X. W., Washington, 1). (; These grand bodies are in relations of amity with the Supreme Councils for France, Eugland, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Brazil, the Argentine Republic, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Italy, Blexico, Colombia, Chile, Central America, Greece, Canada, Cuba, Switzerland, Egypt, Tunis, and Spaiú. SUPREME COUNCIL OF SOVEREIGN GRAND INSPECTORS-GEVERAL OF THE THIRTY-THIRD AND LAST DEGREE OF THE AVOIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISU RITE, AS ORGAXIZED BY

JOSEPH CERNEAU, THIRTY-THIRD DEGREE, IN THE YEAR 1807. V. P. Sovereign Grul Cunnuder, Andrew J. Provost, X. Y. Grand Secretary-General, Alfred (!. Dupont, M. D,NY. The sovereign Grand Consistory bas had a continuons existence of one hundred years, with its Grand Orient at New York, where, under the egis of the Grand Orient of France, it was organized by M.:I.'. Joseph Cernean, thirty-third degree. The Supreme Council has fraternal relations with the supreme Councils of Great Britain and Ireland. Canada, Italy, Egypt, Cuba, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Belgium.Germany, and Switzerland, Grpere, Austria-Hungary. and other Grand Orients. It has jurisdiction over seventy-three subordinate Consistories of Sublime Princes of the Royal Serret, which are subdivided iuto Lodges of Perfection, Councils of Princes of Jerusalem. Chapters of Rose ('roix, and consistories, with a membership of many thousands. The two (consistories in Manhattan are Cernean, No. 1, with over a thousand Sublime Princes, and Giordano Brumo. No. 66, working in the Italian language. Official address, No. 320 Temple Court, Beekman Street, New York.

ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE. The Supreme Council of Sovereign Grand Juspectors-tieneral, thirty-third and last degree of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the United States of America, their Territories and Dependencies, Orient of New York. Omeers--Sovereign Ground Commander, M. W. Bayliss, Washington, DC. Lieutenant-virand Commander, C. W. Edwards, Albany, N. Y. Minister of State, George Gibson, Washington, D. C. Teasurer - General, Holdeu 0. Hill, Providence, R. I. SecretaryGeneral, M. W. Morton, Providence, R.I. This Supreme Council was organized in the City of New York on October 28, 1807, and exercises jurisdiction over the whole of the United States.



OFFICERS OF THE GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER. General Grand High Priest-Joseph E. Dyas, Gen. Grand Captain of the Host-George E. Corson, Paris, III.

Washington, D.C. Dep. Gen. Grand High Priest-William C. Swain, Gen, Grund Principal Sojourner-Frederick W. Milwaukee, Wis.

(raig. Des Moines, Iowa. Go, Gomul King-Nathan Kingsley. Austin, Minn. Gen, Grand Royal Arch Captain-William F. Kuhn, Gen. Grand Scribe-Bernard G. Witt, Hender- Farmington. Mo. son, Ky.

Gen, Grand Master 3d Vail-Bestor G. Brown, Gent, Grand Treasurer-John M. Carter, Balti- Topeka, Kan. more, va.

Gen. Grand Master 20 Vail-Charles Ņ. Rix, Hot Gen. Grind Secretary-Christopher G. Fox, Buffalo, Springs, Ark. N. Y.

Gin, Grand Master 1&l Vail-J. Albert Blake,

Boston, Mass. The office of the General Grand Secretary is at Buffalo, N. Y.

The number of grand chapters, each representing a State or Territory (except Pennsylvania and Virginia), is 44, and the number of enrolled subordinate chapters is 2,683, exclusive of 28 subordinate chapters in the Territories of the United States, the Sandwich Islands, Porto Rico, Chile, and the Chinese Empire, which are under the immediate jurisdiction of the General Grand Chapter.

The total membership of the enrolled subordinate chapters is 266,919, The degrees conferred in Chapters are Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and Royal Arch Jasou. The next triennial meeting will be held in 1909, at Savannah, Ga.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. OFFICERS OF THE GRAND EXCAMPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Grand Master-Henry W. Rugi. Providence, R, I. Gruul Sunior Wri-L.S.smith, Pittsburgh, Pa, Deputy tirarul Juster-W. B. Velishi. Cincinnati, O.

.: Grout Junior Ilarien-J. K. Orr, Atlanta, Gu. Grond Generalissimo-- A. MacArthur, Troy, NY, Gruul 7' 4surer-II. Wales Lines, (t. Grout Captain-General-W.F. Pierce, Sanlin'sco. Grand Recorder-John A. Gerow, Detroit, Mich.

The office of the Grand Recorder is at Detroit, Mich.

The number of grand commanderies in the United States and Territories, each representing indi. vidual States or Territories (except that Massachusetts and Rhode Island are combined), is 46. Commanderies subordluate to Grand Commanderies, 1. 201, with a membership of 171,204. (onmanderies subordinate to (irand Encampment, 8; membership, 1.045; total number of commanderies, 1.200, total membership, 172,149. The next triennial conclave will be held in (hicago, M., August, 1910. The orders conferred in a (ommandery of Knights Templar are Red Cross, Knight Templar, and Knight of Malta. A Mason, to obtain these orders, must be a Master Mason and Royal Arch Mason in good standing, and a member of both Lodge and Chapter.

COLORED MASONIC BODIES. There are thirty-eight grand lovlyes in as many different States of the United States and one in Canadla. The Priucellull Grand Lodge, of Massachusetts, is the oldest lodge, having been organizer in the year 1808. It was the outgrowth of African Lodge, No 459, the warrant for which was granted to Prince Hall and fifteen other colord Masous September 21, 1784. The number of colored Masons in the United States and Canada is 150,000; Royal Arch. 14.000; Knights Templar, 12,000); Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, 2,000; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Masons, 5.712. The Girond Lodge of N1 York, organized in 1818, has jurisdiction over thirty lodges, located in different parts of the State. The total membership is about 2,000, H. A. Spencer, Grand Master, Rochester, N. Y. ; Beuj. Myers, Grand Secretary, SOVEREIGN SANCTUARY OF ANCIENT AND PRIMITIVE FREEMASONRY.

RITE OF MEMPHIS-IV AND FOR TILE CONTINENT OF AMERICA. M, I. Grand Juster. General...H. G. Goodale, 900 V. I. Grand Chancellor-General.J.S. Phillips, 950 V.I. limul Administrator-General, W.F. Fori, 050 V. I. Gird Serretary-General., E.T. Stewart, 9.30

Official adlı ress, German Masonic Temple, 220 Fast Fifteenth Street, New York City, JI. I. Sovereign Grand Master Harvey G. Goodale, 960, Janica, Long Island, NY. J. Adelphi Gott lieb, M. D.. N. A., LL, D., Legate of the M. I. Soverein Grand Master and Sovereign Sanctuary Embassy, 25 West 106th Street, New York City, U. S. A.

The Sovereign Sanctuary is composed of Masons who have received the 95th degree of Patriarch Grand Conservator of the Rite; and has jurisdiction over the continent of America. It was formally instituted in the United States in the year 18:56. The American body is in alliliation with the various Masonic powers of the world and has a regular exchange of Representatives with England, Trelaud, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, Roumania, Egypt, etc. The Degrers of the Rite, which are ninety of instruction and seven odlicial, are conferred in the subordinate bodies of the Rite thus: Fourth to 18th degree in a (hapter Rose Croix : 19th to 420 degree in a Senate of Hermetic Philosophers; 430 to 90th degree in a Council of Sublime Masters of the Great Work.

Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. THE Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine is not a regular Masonic body, hot its membership is composed strictly of Missons who have reached the 32d degree, A. A. Ş. Rite (18th degree in England), or Knights Templar in good standing. There are 107 temples in the United States, and a total membership of about 114.000.

The following are the imperial officers for the United States for 1907-08: Imperial Polentale, Frank C. Roundly, Chicago, UL.: Imperial. Drinnly Potenteue, Edwin I. Alderman, Marion, ia; Juta periul Chief Rabbim, George L. Street, Richmond, V:. ; Imperial Assistant Hubban, Fred. A. Hines, Los Angeles, Cal ; Imperial High Priest anul Prophet, J. Frauk Treat, Fargo, N. Dak. ; Imperial Oriental Guide, William J. Cunningham, Baltimore, Md. ; Inperirul Ticaxurer, William S. Brown, 623 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Impwrial preorder, Benjamin W. Rowell, 206 Masonic Temple, Boston, Mass.; Imperial First Ceremonial Master, William W. Irwin, Wheeling. W. Va.; Inperial Second Ceremonial Miller, Jacob T. Barron, Columbia, S.C.; Imperial Marshal, Frederick R. Smith, Rochester, N. Y. : Imperial Cantain of the Gurd, J. Putnam Stevens, Portland, Me.; Imperial Outer Guard, Heury F. Niedriughaus, Jr., St. Louis, Mo.

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