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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1913, Washington, District Of Columbia ty THE WASHINGTON POST: SUNDAY, JULY 20, 1913. COLUMBIA COMMANDERY DRILL TEAM, KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, COMPETITOR IN DENVER CONCLAVE Reading from left to rigfit: First Lieut. Charles D. Shackelford, Sir Knights George L. Iseman, C. E. E. Flather, George Sibley, George E. Hebbard. Frederick Yates, Charles Arnmennan, James McCarthy, Frank Hegner, Herford T. Cowling George Hires Gei i t In 1 A i I P ulii ig i UOD '-o' pie i J a ii F 'a I i Hi i Temple t {.V m n. Pf-pe .nl Hill tl-itaiiou and Ini'U- ln k i -ii.ti f ;i r. Njtiona1 t nice Saturday night Lodges. Sto. 17. Amaranth. No. 2S. turr. No. 30 c No. T. BieeUlor, "No. 14. knight rank. No. 15, ftnd Capital, No. 24, called off. Myrtle. No. vemon. No. S Hwmlone, No. It. Union. Np. 33. Columbia, No. 21. No. 10, rank. txme-Superior, No. 29, caltM off. Pythian Sisters. Past Cfcltfs' tlon Temple, No. Temple, No. 1. Excelsior Lodge. No. 14, expects to con- fer the kniBbt rank in amplified form Tuesday night. The lodge has many well- Known ritualists, and an impressive pres- entation Is assured. lodge conferred the page rank at the last convention. (Jjapltal No. 24, will omit the con- vention of. Tuesday night and fcan Catted off roeetings for every other Tuesday thereafter during July, August, afid Sep- tember. Rathbone-Superlor Lodge, No. 28, gave a notable presentation of the page rank at the last convention, for which the officers were higjily praised. Tha last meeting of July and the first one In August will be omitted, the lodge resum- ing its conventions August 22. The lodge has elected Past Chancellor Lynn H. Troutman master of -work: and Past Chancellor Harry L. Thompson in- ner guard to fill vacancies. The oldest Pythian'Lodge in the world. Franklin, 'No. 2, instituted April 12, 1864, two months after the original lodge, Washington, No. 1, which "survived only eighteen months, la expected to an Important part In the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary next February. But one charter member of Franklin Lodge survives. Past Supreme Chancellor Ed- ward Dunn. He has been a member of the lodge since It was organized, and is consequently the oldest continuous member oi the order In the supreme do- main. Another lodge, whose early history as a pioneer lodge In the building up of the order Is Mount Vemon, No. 5, tha second oldest lodge in existence. It will no doubt be a prominent factor In the golden jubilee celebration. Among its members is Past Supreme Representative John M. Kline, sr., who is serving- hla thlny-flfth term as master of finance, and who has been active in the affairs of District Pythianlsm for more than 40 years. It is probable that the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, which will be in. annual convention February 19, 1914, will vJelt Washington In a body, to be a part ot the golden Jubilee celebration. One of the features in connection with the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary ifi this city, it is announced, Will be the publication of a memorial golden Jubi- lee volume, that will be notable for Its unique and elegant character, and for the vast fund of, Information and Inspira- tion it will contain. The Past Chiefs' Association, Pythian Sisters, will be entertained at the regular monthly meeting tomorrow r.lgrht by Mrs. Roberta Preacott, at her home on I street northeast. The outing at Marshall Hall Wednes- day, which Washington Company, Xo. 1, took the leading part in promoting, -was one of the most successful the Pythian has ever held. The order was largely represented, and kindred organi- zations swelled the crowd to neirly H.lWO The committee of Washington conipanj having In the details of the event composed of Charles Sanford. Roger A Reeves, C. H Gladlng. R. T. Whiting, Geoige Whiting, and Al Adams The persons who -were lucky in the voting contests held by the committee were as follows Coupon No 4069, suit, H M Brown. 434 Twelfth street north- Tiest: No 105T4. S1O in ffoKl Harrv B, 1100 T stieet northwest: TvTo. 6615, in Fold. R ITelff Eticlid street north- Xo a.7. JIG ii sold. Mrs S ITowell F otrpet northweM Xo 5T68. ;n K.iirl. TV H MRJS. 727 Flftti street north- aid No 789. In gold H O Alex- ander, Fourteenth street northwest Mbei t Kahlert i cpi Cbentatjve of r iliMi rpmplf Xo SI, Dramatic Or.ler Knicits of of this Irt tnf I'tipprldl in session in Minnc- jpoli- Minn, last v, erk, was elected jm- azim I MASONIC Lodges. No. M. M. Benjamin B. French, No. 15, P. C. Anacostla, No, M, M. M. Penulpha, No. M. M, Mount Pleasant, No. 33. No. 1, F. C. Naval Loijge, No. 4 M M. Acacia, No. 18, special, S P m F C.; 7 30 o 01 E. A. Tikorfia. No B A. No 17, E. A. New Jerusalem, No. 9, B. A. George C. whiting, No. 11. f. C. TeWple-Noyea, No. S3, called off. John's, No. B. A. Hops, No. 20, B. A. Royal Arch Chapters. Horeb, No. 7. Potomac, No. 8. of Instruction. No t. No. 4, Mark. Royal and Select Council, No, 1. called off. Knights Templar Conmunderies. No, B. Molay, No. 4. No. 1. Scottish Site. da Bruce Council of Kadosh, called off. Eastern Star Chapters. No. J. No. 2, Bethlehem, No. 7, called oft. No. 3. No. 11, called otr. r. Hunt, No. 18. No. 12. and Cathedral, No. 14, called off. Friendship, No. 17. The P. C. decree will be conferred at the stated communication ot Benjamin B. FrencH Lodge, No. 16, tomorrow night. Worshipful Master Leslie Cramer an- nounces that "because of the large num- ber of petitions which have been received the proposal at the beginning of the sum- mer season to dispense with, several com- munications will not be feasible. It is expected that degrees will be conferred at both of the communications in Au- gust. At the close of the work tomorrow night refreshments will be served. t j ___ Anacoetla Lodge. No. at Its stated communication tomorrow night will have the M. M. degree conferred on three can- didates by Worshipful Master Milton J. Flllius arid the other line officers. Ana- cos tla Lodge has so many candidates In waiting, It is stated, that at the commu- nications in August and September the degrees will be conferred. A special com- munication will be called for September 29 for a socJaJ assemblage of the mem- bers. At the communication of Takoma Lodge, No. 29, Tuesday night the E. A. degree will be presented by Senior War- den Enos S. Harnden. On Sunday, July 27, the lodge Suet services at 3 o'clock at the Masonic and Bastern Star Home, just south of Takoma Park, D. C. The Rev. Thomas C. Clark, pastor of the Takoma Presbyterian Church and chaplain of the lodge, will officiate A feature of the exercises will be a musical program to be rendered by the Tafcoma chorus, under the direction of James W. Dyre. The special communication scheduled for Friday, July 36, When M. M- de- gree was to be exemplified, has been postponed by Worshipful Master FJsk to Tuesday night, July 29. Several of the offtcera of the lodge are at present out of the city, and It was decided to hold the communication at a later date. The lodge has called off the communi- cation scheduled for Tuesday, August 11. On August 25 the F. C. degree will be presented, and the M. M. degree at both of the communications In September. Congratulations are being extended to Past Master WJlmer names and half- tones of officers of Masonic and allied TWflies of the District, ar-d lists of offlrpi has been issued the pisblishei "Frank. T-T Pierce 1" St 1 11 Thompson is noted In foreword' R.I an Eistant in compiling the TIT hook contains fKtgpt Jml sho'i d of much convenience to mpmfoetft of thf- fratern'ty Grand Socretarv' Arvmr1 W Johnbtun has been requested by Ficdenck C. Van Duser, secretary of America Lodge, No. 3368, of London, England, to announce that a reception will be given by the lodge on August 11, 1913, at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen street, to physicians who axe members of the Ma- sonic fraternity, and who will attend the International Cpngress of Medicine, which will be held in London next month Phy- sicians in the District of Columbia wh6 will attend the congress, and who are by membership in tile fraternity to be present at the reception, are re quested to communicate with Dr. R J. Probyn-Wllliams, 13 Welbeck street, Cav- endish square, London Scottish Kite. The members of the rite look forward with pride to the completion of the new of the temple In Sixteenth street. It Is proposed to make It the most beau- tiful Masonic temple in the world. James Daniel Richardson, the sovereign grand commander, and the committee su- pervising the details In connection with the temple, it Is stated, have been pro- gressing In a safe and conservative man- ner. It is announced that all that time and money, art, and skill -can do will be lavished upon this monument to the grand commander's Masonic career. In a recent Interview he declared he had never found the rite throughout the country in better condition. The Interest in its alms and objects, he stated, amounted really to enthusiasm. Every- where he found the most distinguished men in Masonry In its ranks and work- ing with genuine zeal. Not one note of discord did he find throughout the entire Jurisdiction. Conditions here, he said, have kept pace with the country at large, and In some instances seem to rival them. James Daniel Richardson, sovereign grand commander of the Scottish Rite, Is sojourning at Battle Creek, Mich., after an extended tour of the South. -Secretary General John H. 'Cowles, of the Scottish Bite, has returned from a visit to Indiana and Kentucky. Order of the Eastern Star. The chapters which have called off their meetings for the current week are Eleeta. No. 2; Bethlehem, No. 7; Naomi, No. 3; Brookland, No. 11; Takoma, No. 12, and Cathedral, No. The members of Cathedra! Chapter, No. 14, held a picnic at Glen Echo yes- terday, which was largely attended. Visitors to the Masonic and Eastern Star Home who have viewed the work now being done on the enlargement of the structure report that excellent prog- ress is being made. The Society of Matrons and Patrons of 1911 enjoyed Its annual picnic at Great Falls on the 12th. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Streater. Mr. and Mrs. T. Frank Morgan, Mrs. Frances E. Fraeier, Miss Sarah Weth- erell BrQWn, Mrs. D. J. Roberts and her father and mother. Mr. and Mrs. Bond; Miss Roberts, Mrs. Charles F. Trogner, Mrs. J. W. Bischoff, Jason Waterman, Robert El Harvey, Simon Eube, and Hervey B. Knight. EXPECTS TO WIN DRILL Team of D. C. Knights Tern- plar Will Compete at Denver. FEATURE OF BIO CONCLAVE Columbia. No. 2, Pas Been Practicing for a Year Under Leader- ship of Capt. Sir Knights Will Much in cot Goat "Billy" Will Go, Too. THE ELKS The election of Edward Leach, of New Torlc, as grand exalted rulsr of the Elks, is proving a popular selection. He Is the first New Yorker in 25 years to oc- cupy this coveted position. Mr. Leach has Ijeen a member of the order for twenty years, and served as grand treas- ures for a term of six years. What Is regarded as of the most important acts of legislation of the re- cent session of the "grand lodge of Elks at Rochester, N. was that concerning the Elks' home. A committee, headed by August Herrmann, has been authorized by the grand lodge to expend In the erection of modern, fireproof build- Ings at Bedford City, Va.. where the present home Is located, or, U deemed desirable, to select .another site and ex- pend the sum above named for the purpose outlined. A successful eubsqrlptloti crab feast was held at the Elks' Hall Thursday night, which was enjoyed by 100 mem- bers of the order. James Farrell was chairman of the committee In charge. K. 0. T. M. Tent, No. 1. old Masonic Toai- ple, F northwest Mount Ver- non Tent, No 4, Northeast Temple, Twelfth and H streets northeast. Anacostla Tent, No. 7. Ma- Bonlo Hall, Anacostla. D. C Tent, No. 6, Hall, Brlghtwood Tent, No g. Temple, foot of Seveuth stieet southwest. Monday night National Tent. No. 1, held Its regular review, being called to order by Past Commander D. B Gusdorf, who called Deputy Supreme Commander D. W. Gall to the chair. He presided in the absence of the commander and lieu- tenant commander, who are away on va- cation. The regular routine business was transacted. Tuesday night the officers'of Metropoli- tan Tent, No. 12, were Installed In their new hall, Fifth and G streets northwest, at which a very large number of mem- bers were present The installation cere- mony was conducted by the deputy su- preme commander, Assisted by Sir Huff, of the tent. Refreshments were served The deputy supreme commander dis- cussed with the tent the matter of a class initiation, which met with the in- dorsement of the entirp membership present He had the assurance that the tent would put in at least fivo new mcm- beis during the month Of August Thib tont hold? its meetings in the- hall, at -mil G stroets, on thp first and third Tuesday nights of each month Georgetown Tent. Xo 6, held an inter- esting' Thuridav with Ooinrn mdri 1> 1 mattii of 'lip i idss Iriitiiiti'-n i n up and diM i "scil and H is hi d the Mi work is K'jjng p ovej n nrodis t of PTood to the tout-, in fio 1> HOTS .11 T i haoh of Rl his Tvrfr cu ft ,t In rMs pisf v mrr !iui n- spent tral jCJrs as deputy The drill team of Columbia Command- ery, No. 2, K. T has been drilling for more than a year, preparing for the com- petitive drill at the triennial conclave at Denver, Colo., August 11-15. Columbia Commandery TV ill leave Washington Thursday, August 1. team will spend two days in sightseeing at Colorado Springs, taking in Cripple Creek, Pike's Peak, Garden of the Gods, Crystal park automobile road up over the Rockies, Couth Cheyenne Canyon, and Seven Fal'.s. They will leave Colorado Springs Mon- day, August 10, and arrive at Denver the same afternoon. At Denver their head- quarters will be at the Hotel Drexel. 2OO.OOO Knights ia Parade. The Grand Templar parade of Sir Knights on Tuesday will be one of the striking features of the conclave. On Wednesday and Thursday tha com- petitive drills will take place In an am- phitheater specially built for them. This amphitheater is built to seat per- sons, and is the largest temporary struc- ture of its kind ever built in America. Columbia Commandery will have the honor of contesting with the following commanderles: Chicago Commandery, No. 19, Chicago, 111.; St. Bernard Com- mandery, No. 35, Chicago, 111.: Engle- wood Commandery, No. 69, Chicago, 111., Columbia Commandery, No. 63, Chicago, III.; Woodlawn Commandery, No. 76, Chi- cago, 111.; Jollet Commandery, No. 4, Joliet, 111 Ivanhoe Commandery, No. 24, Milwaukee, Wla Raper Commandery, No. 1, Indianapolis, Ind Getfisemane Commandery, No. 35, Newton, Mass As- calon Commandery, No 16. St. Louis, Mo.; St. Aldemar Commandery, No. 18, St. Louis, Mo.; Oriental Commandery, No. So, Kansas City, Mo.: Mount Commandery, No. 12, Wichita, Kans., Newton Commandery, No. 9, Newton, Kans.; Seattle Commandery, No. 2, Se- attle, Wash.; California Commandery, No. San Francisco, Cal.; Detroit Command- ery, No. 1, Detroit, Mich Damascus Commandery, No. 42, Detroit, Mich and others that will enter later on. District Expects to Win. Columbia Commandery feels well as- sured that It will land the first prize at Denver, as it was the good fortune to have had experienced men at the head as drill masters. Capt. Frank E. Gibson has drilled all the different branches of the Masonic fraternity and has boen In the limelight aa drill maeter and author of fancy drills ever since he graduated from high school. has led Columbia Commandery to the front in many competitions, winning prac- tically all the prizes that have ever been contested among the Templars In this city and capturing the second prize at Saratoga Springs, (N. Y., July 10, 1907. Led Patrol to Victory. Ths next year he captained the Almas Templo Patrol, when it won the cham- pionship of (Ntorth America at the im- perial council meeting of the Mystic Shrine at St Paul team U fortunate in having as assistants to the captain, First Lieut. D. Shackelford. he having the experience of three different competitions as first lieutenant in the Odd Fellows and one year as captain of the Odd Fellow team, winning a. prize each year. Lieut known throughout the United States a drill roaster of rare merit, and the members of the team look upon him as being a most assistant to their captain. Drill Master a Veteran. Columbia Commandery is more than fortunate in securing the services of a veteran drill master, C. Walter Hoover, who will fill the position of second lieu- tenant in a most capable manner. Lieut. has been in every competition that Columbia Commandery has taken part In in the last ten years. During the time lie was not instructor In drill was assistant instructor. He was captain of one of the companies of Columbia Com- mandery when they won the prize at Friendship on two different occasions. He was also assistant instructor of the Arab Patrol of Almas Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S.. at St. Paul, when the patrol won the championship of North America. "Billy" Will Hake Trip. The drill team will take their famous mascot goat "Billy "Billy" has traveled With the Knights Templar and Shrlners all over the United States, and Is well known throughout this country In every parade where the Sir Knights and Shriners have marched, Billy has made friends, with his black and white blanket, gold feet aud gold horns he is always recognized and petted by the Ma- sons from all parts of the United States Billy is looked upon by the memters of tlie drill team good luck from start to finish, and Columbia Commandery would never that they could leava home and compete for a prize without their famous mascot. Spirited Fancy Drill. Columbia Commandery drill team will be a stellar offering at Denver. It will contribute a feature teeming with thrill- ing and sensational effects. Its spirited and picturesque and tactical movements will arouse great enthusiasm among tha many who love the sound of marching feet. Capt. Gibs-Mi wBl command the team. which will a full complement of 27 men and 8 substitutes. They be attired In their full Templar uniform, and will make an Inspiring: spectacle. Among the original tactical Qgures and tableaus executed by the drill team will be tha "American Beauty." "Niagara "Kimberley "Greek "Maltese Cross." the "Tomplar and "Columbia Square." There will be atiout fifteen given for the best drilled team. The first prize ivill be a solid sil- ver punch bowl with T Or-n-K, 1 1 I S, _ ,tin 'i, ten wire n i i rxcui slon tlons aro being made for the special ses- sion of the great; council. Logan Tribe, iNo. 8, wfll hold Its tenth annual excursion Tuesday to Marshall Hall. Many new and novel features will be introduced by the committee on ath- letic events, and cash prizes will be awarded the winners, it is announced. Special attention will be given to ladles and children. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Tha regular meeting ot flpalding Coun- cil was held on Thursday night. Grand Knight F. J. P. Cleary presiding, and a considerable amount of routine business which had accumulated since the last meeting of the council was disposed of. Potomac Council held Its July meeting Monday night, Grand Knight Frank. L. Hewitt presiding. At the regular meeting of Carroll Coun- cil held Tuesday night the honors of the flrst degree were conferred upon a class of candidates under the direction oi Grand Knight William J. McGee, assist- ed by the officers of the council. Washington Council holds Its regular meeting for this month on Tuesday even- Ing. The monthly meeting of Washington Chapter will be held on Friday night. The members of Keane Council called upon to mourn during the past the death of Lieut Daniel Slatterj, who had been for many past an honored and respected member of this e6uncll. besides being active in the gen- eral workings of the order in this Juris- diction HP had been a fourth degree member, and was always active and en- !n every work which had for Us objort thf> advancement of the order, and in his dodth not only Keane Council lost a and dcvotod mcmboi but htt death is felt in the entile order tin eughout this jurisdiction enthusiasm the 1'ii.para Junior Order American Mechanics. 'vsa'J J Roes Council, 215, Junim 1 nitpd at i i ng night m the old Mi- poi T IT o to August 13 WSPAPitRI ;