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Mexia Daily News, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1924, Mexia, TexasJuly 27, 1934 the Mexia daily news Page my freemasonry in Texas faced fight at its Tiivi a is lir a it Blitva no w if i and 0iher lodges interested in Story Manors of Springfield Lodge of at Well us thousands throughout be in Tho Karly history of the to evil Lodge organized in old sort Offield january 24, 1861 and moved to Mola in 1872. The committee on masonic service education responding to numer Ous req Eato from the prompt have. Heat out. Brief historical written by Airion Jono first offend Muter of Moons in Tomi a noted texan statesman and Soldier. Juit before death he wrote As 1 took an Active part in laying the first of freemasonry in thu country originated and personally present at the first meeting Ever held Here and con Lant of the earliest Steps taken for the Organiza Tion of a i place upon record the following facts which May be of interest perhaps to Tho fraternity hereafter and would otherwise to lost i am now the Only one living of the five Brethren who originated Holland Lodge. In the Winter of 1834-5, five master masons who had made them selves known to each other consulted among themselves nil of tar various interviews and much deliberation re solved to take Moc sures to establish n Lodge of their order in to ohs. This Resolution was not formed without a full appreciation of its consequences to the individuals concerned. Every move Emott in Texas was watched a that jealousy and distrust by the mexican government mid no. Ready had its spies and emissaries denounced some of our Best is faction lists and disaffected no Eady were the future intended victims of a despotic Power being selected. It was particularly odious to Tho Catholic Priesthood Whoso influence in the country it Tho time was All powerful. The dangers therefore attendant upon in organization of masons at this time which was try ing men s were neither few nor unimportant. But Baal for a beloved institution a that it would be beneficial at a period seemed especially to need some fraternal Bonds to unite them together predominated All of personal were thrown aside and the Resolution to establish u Lodge is above mentioned was adopted the five Brethren were John h. Wharton Asa Brigham Jan Iii a. E. Phelps Alexander Russell and Anson Jones and they appointed a time and place of meeting to concert measures to carry their Resolution into effect. In the meantime another master Mason came into their j. P. Caldwell. The place of meeting Buck of the town of Brnot Iii near the place known ten Cronl John austins in a Little Grove of wild peach or Laurel and which had been us a family Bury info a Trouil by hint distinguished Soldier and citizen. The spot secluded and out of Tho Way of Cowans and and they Felt they Wero alone. Here and under such lit 10 o clock in the morn Hig of a Flay in March 1835, was held the formal in sonic meeting in Texas us connected with the establishment and continuance of masonry in thu country. The ill Brethren 1 have Najj piloted Jere All present there it was concluded to apply to grand Lodge of Louisiana for a dispensation to form and open a Lodge to be Holland Lodge in Honor of the then most worshipful grand master of that body j. H. The funds were raised by a contrib top to defray the ners from the grand Secretary was expenses to which each contributed As be Felt willing and Able. A petition in due Tim o drawn up Lythe i we Sefc was to new Orleans having been previously sign i d by another master Mason brother w. D. C. Hall and perhaps one or a Taro More but of this 1 do not recon Lif i Wjk k the officers named he Fate Patti ton were for Anson Jones senior warded Asa Brighum Junior Warden a. A Cald Well who filled those offices respectively until the close the dispensation was som e delay to these Andi Holland Lodge no. 36, under dispensation was instituted and opened at Brazoria on the .1s3b. Brother Phelps was chosen treasurer and m. C. Patton other officers i do not recall. The Lodge held its meetings it Brazoria in the second Story of the old court House which room was , by St. John s no. 5. About this time the difficulties with Mexico broke out into open hostilities and our work was very much retarded by that circumstance and by the members hav ing to be absent in the service of the country. Still Thero were a few others from time to time introduced into the order either by receiving the Wharton Phelps myself joined the e texan troops on the Colorado about the of March. In the mean time the grand Lodge of Louisiana had issued a charter for Holland Lodge no. 30, and it was brought Over to Texas by brother John m. Allen. Together with some let handed to me by brother Allen on the Prairie Between Grace s and san Jacinto while to were on the March and carried by me in my Saddle bags to the Encampment of the army on Buffalo Bayou at Lynchburg. Had we been beaten Here Santa Anna would the charter of Sulland Lodge at san Jacinto As Urrea dispensation for it at Brazoria such an event however was impossible. The charter pers were taken safely to Brazoria but As the members had been lessened in numbers by death or scattered in the army and elsewhere in the service of the country no attempt made to revive the work of the Lodge at that place. In october 1837, however it was reopened by myself and others at the City of Houston having been in exist ence about two years. In the meantime two other lodges with Charters from the grand Lodge of Louisiana were established in at Nacogdoches and Mcfarlane at san Augustine. Dele Gates from these and from Holland Lodge met in convention at Houston in the Winter of ih37-38, and the of the first establishment of Freeman Tonry in Texas. It was founded like our political institutions amid the Stern concomitants of adversity and War but its foundations were Laid Broad and deep and upon them has been raised a superstructure of strength and Beauty symmetrical in its proportions and vast in its dimensions which i Trust will Rise us que and and continue As a Beacon to guide and cheer worthy masons on the if journey of life and against which the wasting storms of time shall beat in vain and the rest less Waves of persecution cast them selves to destruction in angry foam while the presiding Genius of the institution from its lofty Walls shall Ever continue to exclaim in emphatic tones to be heard by West North and 0 Proculo est pro fail to quo invade far hence be profane Welcome be initiated to these glorious courts 1 tread pc them silk hat and a tiny tuft of the Tiger skin in front. These Beauty costumes Promise to become very popular for the a. Trial is one of the most Beautiful on the Market and very advantageous to the women who boast of Lovely forms. Lizard is a popular reptile for the costume. One smart woman was wearing one at the races last week. The Colon scheme was soft Tan from hat to shoes. The gown was a Long slender Model in crepe Romain printed i like a Lizard. Collars and As Well As the wide buckle Belt were of lizards and also the Large Square band with a Large Monogram in red leather to match the buckle on the drape. Her hat was a flattering capelin with the Edga of the brim bound in Lizard and a tiny band of it going about the brim. The shoes of course were entirely of Lizard. Every thing must match this season if would be Chic. A Paris style hints i by Alice Langelier International news service staff correspondent. Paris it a lady of u what the crowd was saying about it Chic Parisienne at team the gardens of the Union inter Olliee last Friday. She was wearing one of the new degrees or by affiliation. The Lodge from Louisiana to their own grand struggled on until february 1836, surrendered their Charters to and received others from Texas and Holland Lodge no. 36, under the former became Holland Lodge no. 1, under the grand Lodge grand Lodge of the Republic was Kodimer crinkly Silks printed formed. By advice and direction of pattern and fitting snugly Over her this body the three subordinate i splendid figure. Th6 effect made one lodges transferred their Alle Triance think for All the. World of the beast of and the fact that who one month after became sly celebrated Lor his misfortunes and those of he of the Lone Stal. R pfc b Thig unfortunate party at goad acted As Cal the chasm m the Many of. Senior Deacon it seemed indeed that have afflicted by a Tho gloom which prevail cd in Tho Lodge that night was a foreshadowing of its and their unhappy1 Fate which was so soon to overtake both. In March Brazoria was abandoned. Burren soon after took to session of the at the head of n detachment of the mexican army and the records i Vokn jewels and everything belong ing to the Lodge were utterly destroyed by them and our members were scattered in every direction. Brother an electric fan you can do a real Clay s work no matter How warm it irony be if your office is equipped with one of our electric fans Here you get utmost Quality at Rock Bot Tom prices. Community Power Light co. Of Texas phone 200 of the grand lodges of the United states were considered and obviated in the formation n of the grand Lodge of Texas. Holland Lodge no. 30 was the Only one established in Texas prior to the revolution which separated her from Mexico. Such is a Brief but faithful sketch or set 666 to a prescription for malaria chills and fever Dengue or bilious fever. It kills the germs. The world the cat family. Down the front were curious markings exactly like the itself with no break at the Waistline. In the front the shirt was draped to the hips and held by a handsome Brown and White buckle in Stone. And the whole was topped off with a Little effective a. M. 17tb. North 345 from Cut off p. M. In Dallas it. Worth. P. M. 31 Dallas to Worth p. M. 37 Dallas it Worth a. M. 17 Dallas it. Worth a. M. 19 Dallas it a. M. South 846 to Cut off 16 Houston san 32 from 38 Austin san Natonio 18 Houston san Antonio _ 2fi Houston san Antonio t. B. V. North. No. P. M. South. No. P. A. Special notice. We have just traded for Cadillac Sedan latest Model never been registered we already have a Cadillac Carland Don t need two sacrifice Price for Quick Saie. See Rhoads bros., jewellers Corsicana Texas. 24-3 rough dry. G. A. Walters 4 attorney at Law office Over Farmers state Bank notary Public Light six Sedan we Are distributors of the celebrated Purina chows for horses cows calves steers and poultry in the famous cheeked Board bag i. Hay outs bran shorts chops . Home ground Mcnol. Conkey s poultry Rem Edies. Stock remedies Oyster Shell and poultry supplier fuel Coal and Rex wild Smithing Coal. We Huy and sell poultry and eggs. Tidwell feed fuel company North r. R. St., phone deliver. The Light six Sedan body with its four wide open ing doors is an admirable example of Studebaker crafts Manship. Upholstery is or Rich mohair velvet Plush and with wide deep restful cushions throughout Comfort is assured. The Namo Studebaker insures satisfaction. Mexia motor car co., inc. 500 East Commerce phone 213, Mexia Texas Studebaker year t general insurance agent for southwestern life insurance company 200 est Commerce St. Phone 3s in and get your electric fan. Carry All kinds of fruit jars. Golf equipment in order to introduce our Golf goods we Are making a special Price on them. Come in and let us show you what we have. Housekeepers i have in Stock some of the Best refrigerators to be found in various sizes. Also All kinds of household hard Ware at popular prices. Lawn mowers Forl Lvery Lawn Farmers when in need of farm implements come to me. I sell the celebrated Oliver lines Peter shuttler wagons Hercules buggies and Headquarters for All kinds of harness. Come to see me. 209 e. Main St. Hardware a. M. A. M. A. M. A. M. A. M. A. M. Speckled butt fun Jujj i redf1sh Catfish f fresh shipments daily. Barker furniture phone 161 208 e. Main St Prim Prest. It Sake sure after All life is too Short unless you can take some enjoyment out of your business. We have no room for formalities. Our customers Are our friends rather than our clients. We want your deposits and we want you to come to us whenever we can be of help to you. The City National Bank of member Federal Reserve system w and repaired by e. Pales Tine Street Golden Krust bread made by Bon ton bakery phone 292 r Mexia Waco truck line i will haul made tuesday thursday _ saturday John Osborn phone 42 what your family bundles Are doing for Mexia i your family washing weekly is helping us to employ 30 Choice citizens of Mexia. Six of these own their own Homes Here. I four of these Are widows with children. Or Over will be paid in taxes by us this year. You will find us working for the Best interests of Mexia always. Phone a. 390 387 the spirit Osgood service an Earnest desire to co operate with and Forward th8 interests of our depositors prevails at our Bank. We appreciate your account strive earnestly and we believe successfully to make you appreciate the banking service we offer. Prendergast-sm1th National Bank since old Mew Paperi

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