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1923 


PROCEEDINGS 

^AND LODGE 
A. F. & A. M. 

MONTANA 

59TH ANNUAL REPORT 


BILLINGS, AUGUST 15-16, 1923 

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FRATERNALLY YOURS, 



GRAND MASTER OF MASONS OF MONTANA 
1922-1923 






claude j. McAllister 

Grand Master 1922-1923 


To the office of Grand Master the subject of this sketch has brought an 
enthusiasm, a zeal and ability rarely excelled. 

His mind, his heart and will were united in the effort to advance Masonry 
in Montana. 

His labors were unceasing and he seemed tb be living in the atmosphere 
bf the work in the construction of the Temple, and to see that only good work, 
true work and square work entered into the completion of the labors of the 
/companions so that the capstone and the keystone fitted with an exact nicety 
in the symbolic edifice that was being erected and completed in our common¬ 
wealth. 

He was born on March 25, 1880, at Ravenna, Michigan his father, John 
J. McAllister, is a Methodist minister, who came with his family to Butte, 
August 12, 1887, to take charge of the Mountain View Methodist Episcopal 
Church ; his father is still living and is now in California. His mother, nee 
Vesta Stephens, died some years ago. 

Unlike the proverbial son of a minister, he did not sow and so did not have 
to reap wild oats, but from the very beginning took life seriously; probably 
the stern ideals of his Scotch ancestry have been responsible for this. 

He received his earlier education -in the public schools of Montana and 
took a course of study in the State University at Missoula, and completed his 
collegiate work at Lawrence University, Wisconsin. He then entered Stoll 
Business College at Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he completed a two years’ 
course in one year. 

His life’s object was the medical profession, but owing to ill health he was 
compelled to abandon it and to return to Montana. 

He became interested in the profession of accounting, and followed the same 
for a time in Missoula and Kalispell; he held the office of City Clerk of Kalispell 
from 1910 to 1914, and in 1914 he was elected County Auditor of Flathead 
County and was re-elected in 1916. 

During the World War he served as Food Administrator for District No. 1, 
embracing Flathead and Lincoln Counties. He held the office of Secretary of 
the State Senate in 1919-1921. 

In 1922 he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Insurance for Montana, 
which office he now holds. 

On December 14, 1904, he was married to Kathryn Greig, and “Kate” and 
he are truly pals ; she enters fully and earnestly into all his plans and ambitions 
and is an inspiration in all his undertakings. 


MASONIC RECORD. 

On April 11, 1907, he was raised in Kalispell Lodge No. 42, Kalispell, Mon¬ 
tana, and in 1912 he became Worshipful Master of this Lodge, and for a number 
of years thereafter he was the lodge’s most efficient secretary. 

He was exalted in Kalispell Chapter No. 13, R. A. M., on January 24, 1908, 
and served as its High Priest in 1913. Dubbed and created a Knight Templar 
in Cyrene Commandery No. 10 at Kalispell on November 2, 1909, and was 
Commander in 1917-1918 ; he is also a member of Helena Council No. 1, R. & 
S. M. ; Helena Consistory No. 3 A. & A. S. R., and of Algeria Temple A. A. O. 
N. M. S. In 1921 he was chosen Grand High Priest. He was elected Grand 
Master of the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. at the session held immediately after 
the Grand Chapter’s session in 1922. 

He is young in years but old in wisdom ; he has a most pleasing and lovable 
personality, and is gifted with a magnificent voice, and his vocal selections are 
always highly entertaining and well received. 

He is full of vigor and a desire to promote the interests of his fellowman. 
He truly “serves” Masonry and humanity to the utmost of his powers. 


H. S. HEPNER. 



GRAND OFFICERS—1923-1924. 


M. W. Grand Master.C. S. Bell, Billings, Box 1263. 

R. W. Deputy Grand Master .Harlon L. Hart, Hamilton (present ad¬ 

dress Helena). 

R. W. Senior Grand Warden.JE. W. Spottswood, Missoula. 

R. W. Junior Grand Warden.....J. M. Charteris, Great Falls. 

R. W. Grand Treasurer ...Richard Lockey, Helena. 

R. W. Grand Secretary .Cornelius Hedges, Jr., Helena, Box 896. 

R. W. Grand Chaplain .Rev. George D. Wolfe, Billings. 

R. W. Grand Marshal .D. J. Muri, Forsyth. 

W. Senior Grand Deacon ..W. J. Marshall, Poison (present address 

Missoula). 

W. Junior Grand Deacon.Francis Hagstrom, Lewistown. 

W. Grand Standard Bearer .Carl L. Brattin, Sidney. 

W. Grand Sword Bearer. Jj. A. Foot, Choteau (present address 

Heipna). 

W. Senior Grand Steward .George P. Porter, Butte (present ad¬ 

dress Helena). 

W. Junior Grand Steward.Lewis Terwilliger, Livingston. 

Grand Tyler .O; F. Dreyer, Harlowton (present ad¬ 

dress Helena). 


STANDING COMMITTEES: 

Jurisprudence —M. W. Brothers Lew L. Callaway, Helena; Charles 
W. Pomeroy, Kalispell, and Claude J. McAllister, Helena. 

Correspondence —M. W. Brothers H. S. Hepner, Helena; Robert W. 
Getty, Deer Lodge, R. F. D. No. 1; Robert J. Hathaway, Warm Springs. 

Appeals and Grievances —M. W. Brothers j. W. Speer, Great Falls; 
Lewis A. Smith, Butte; W. L. Parmelee, Butte. 

Finance —M. W. Brothers W. M. Montgomery, Anaconda; John L. 
Carroll, Butte, and W. Brothers John W. Lister, Missoula; Herman J. 
Webster, Billings; Carlisle S. Kenyon, Bozeman. 

MASONIC HOME TRUSTEES. 

Dr. 0. M. Lanstrum was re-elected a Trustee for the Masonic Home 
of Montana for a three year term. The whole Board is composed of 
M. W. Brother Edward C. Day, President; M. W. Brother Moses Morris, 
Vice-President, and Brothers John Kain, William T. Hull and Dr. 0. M. 
Lanstrum. Brother C. B. Pfeiffer is Secretary of the Board. The 
address of each is Helena. 

1924 SESSION AT GREAT FALLS. 

The 60th Annual Session will be held at GREAT FALLS, August 
20-21, 1924. 

















PROCEEDINGS 


OF THE 


GRAND LODGE 


Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons 


OF MONTANA. 


SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS HELD AT— 

HELENA, Sept. 21st, 1922, to conduct funeral services of Past Grand 
Master Theo. Brantly. 

BUTTE, Oct. 30, 1922, to Constitute Highland Lodge No. 142. 
FAIRVIEW, Nov. 9, 1922, to constitute Fairview Lodge No. 141. 

BUTTE, January 28, 1923, to Conduct Masonic burial services of 
Brother C. W. Mather, last survivor of First Grand Lodge of Montana. 

BILLINGS, August 15, 1923, to lay corner-stone of Billings Dea¬ 
coness Hospital. 

(As a part of the minutes of Annual Meeting.) 


AND ITS 

Fifty-Ninth Annual Communication 


Held at Billings, August 15-16, 1923. 


GRAND OFFICERS—1923-1924. 


M. W. Grand Master. 

E. W. Grand Secretary. 


C. S. Bell, Billings, Box 1263. 
Cornelius Hedges, Jr., Helena, Box 896. 






SPECIAL FUNERAL COMMUNICATION. 


Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana 

Held at Helena, September 21st, 1922. 

To Conduct Funeral of Past Grand Master Theo. Brantly. 


A Special Communication of the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of 
Montana was held in the Scottish Rite Temple at Helena on Thursday, 
September 21st, 1922, at 1:30 P. M. 


Grand Lodge was opened in Ample Form on the Master Mason’s 
degree, the stations being filled as follows: 


Claude J. McAllister.. 

Edward C. Day. 

Harlou L. Hart. 

E. W. Spottswood. 

Richard Lockey . 

Cornelius Hedges, Jr, 
Newman H. Burdick.. 

H. S. Hepner. 

J. M. Charteris. 

Joseph J. Hindson. 

C. 8. Jackman. 

C. B. Pfeiffer. 

L. A. Eoot. 

George P. Porter. 

Alex. Wardlaw . 


Grand Master, 
as Deputy Grand Master. 
Senior Grand Warden. 
Junior Grand Warden. 
Grand Treasurer. 

Grand Secretary, 
as Grand Chaplain, 
as Grand Marshal. 

Senior Grand Deacon, 
as Junior Grand Deacon, 
as Grand Standard Bearer, 
as Grand Sword Bearer. 
Senior Grand Steward. 
Junior Grand Steward, 
as Grand Tyler. 


The purpose of the Special Communication was announced by the 
Grand Master to be that of performing the burial rites of the Masonic 
Fraternity over the remains of our late Past Grand Master Theo. 
Brantly. 

The funeral oration was delivered by our Brother Newman Hall 
Burdick, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, with which congre¬ 
gation' M. W. Brother Brantly worshipped. 

The large auditorium of the Scottish Rite Temple was completely 
filled with friends and admirers of the departed, who had served his 
adopted state as Chief Justice for a period of twenty-four years. The 
State officers, members of the Supreme Court and Bar, both local and 
state, were generally represented, together with personal friends from 
all parts of Montana, especially from Deer Lodge and vicinity, where 
Brother Brantly formerly held residence. 

Interment occurred at Forestvale cemetery and was conducted by 
Grand Master McAllister with assistance of associate Grand Officers. 

Thus was consigned to Mother Earth the mortal remains of our dis¬ 
tinguished Brother who had served his state with distinguished ability 
and rare fidelity for an unprecedented period of time. 

Upon return to the Scottish Rite Temple, Grand Lodge was closed in 
Ample Form, peace and harmony prevailing. 


Attest: 

CORNELIUS HEDGES, Jr., 
Grand Secretary. 


claude j. McAllister, 

Grand Master. 


















SPECIAL COMMUNICATION 


Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana 

Held at Butte, Montana, October 30, 1922. 

To Constitute Highland Lodge No. 142. 


A Special Communication of the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of 
Montana W$s held in the Masonic Temple at Butte, Montana, on 
Monday, Octpber 30, 1922, at 8:00 o’clock P. M. 

Grand Lodge was opened in Ample Form on the Master Mason’s 
degree by Grand Master Claude J. McAllister, with the following 
brethren appointed to fill the several stations: 


Claude J. McAllister.. 

John L. Carroll. 

Harlon L. Hart. 

Lewis A. Smith..... 

H. Duke Sultzer. 

Cornelius Hedges, Jr. 

Ernest J. Schwefel. 

W. L. Parmelee. 

Alf. Whitworth . 

Don A. Martin. 

Angus McLeod . 

George Geiser, Jr. 

Fred Oates . 


.Grand Master. 

.as Deputy Grand Master. 
.Senior Grand Warden. 

.as Junior Grand Warden, 
.as Grand Treasurer. 

.Grand Secretary, 
as Grand Chaplain. 

.as Grand Marshal. 

.as Senior Grand Deacon. 

.as Junior Grand Deacon. 

.as Grand Standard Bearer, 
.as Grand Sword Bearer, 
as Grand Tyler. 


Bearers of the Symbol of the Lodge—Brothers B. A. Benton, John S. 
Carkeet, Guy C. Davidson, and Edward J. Richards, all members of 
Highland Lodge. 

Highland Lodge No. 142 was then duly and regularly constituted in 
accordance with the ancient customs and rites of the Fraternity, fol¬ 
lowing which the officers of the new lodge were duly installed into 
their respective offices by the M. W. Grand Master. 


Felicitations were then exchanged by the Grand Master and Wor¬ 
shipful Master Frank W. Haskins of Highland Lodge. 

There being no further business to come before the Special Com¬ 
munication of the Grand Lodge, it was closed in Ample Form on the 
Third Degree, peace and harmony prevailing. 

claude j. McAllister, 

Attest: Grand Master. 

CORNELIUS HEDGES, Jr., 

Grand Secretary. 
















SPECIAL COMMUNICATION 


Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana 

Held at Fairview on the 9th of November, 1922. 

To Constitute Fairview Lodge No. 141. 


A Special Communication of the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of 
Montana was held in Masonic Hall at Fairview on the 9th day of 
November, 1922. 

Past Grand Master Henry C. Smith opened Grand Lodge at the hour 
of 8:00 P. M. in Due Form with the following brethren filling the sta¬ 
tions : 


Henry C. Smith (26).as 

Arthur U. Hall (90).as 

Albert J. Mitchell (90)..as 

Herbert A. Thomas (90). as 

S. A. Anderson (90).as 

W. H. Stewart (90).as 

Rev. James Elvin (90).as 

Carl L. Brattin (90).as 

F. George Johnson (90).as 

Peter M. Anderson (90).-.as 

Burr Robbins (90)..as 

Forest W. Amsden (90).,as 

Henry Miller (68).as 

Jens J. Miller (130). as 

Arthur White (130).as 


M. W. Grand Master. 

R. W. Deputy Grand Master. 
R. W. Senior Grand Warden. 
R. W. Junior Grand Warden. 
R. W. Grand Treasurer. 

R. W. Grand Secretary. 

R. W. Grand Chaplain. 

R. W. Grand Marshal. 

W. Senior Grand Deacon. 

W. Junior Grand Deacon. 

W. Grand Standard Bearer. 
W. Grand Sword Bearer. 

W. Senior Grand Steward. 

W. Junior Grand Steward. 
Grand Tyler. 


Brother Arthur U. Hall was appointed Bearer of the Book of Con¬ 
stitutions. 


Brother Jens J. Miller was appointed Bearer of the Great Lights. 

The Bearers of the Symbol of the Lodge were Brothers P. B. Harper, 
John 0. Fylken, Burr Robbins and Forest W. Amsden. 

Proxy to Past Grand Master Henry C. Smith to constitute Fairview 
Lodge No. 141, from M. W. Grand Master Claude J. McAllister read. 

Fairview Lodge No. 141 was then duly and regularly constituted in 
accordance with the ancient usages and customs of the Fraternity, after 
which M. W. Brother Henry C. Smith installed the officers of Fairview 
Lodge No. 141. 

There being no further business to come before this Special Com¬ 
munication, Grand Lodge was closed in Due Form. 

(Signed) HENRY C. SMITH, 

Attest: Acting Grand Master. 

W. H. STEWART, 

Acting Grand Secretary. 


















SPECIAL FUNERAL COMMUNICATION. 


Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana 

Held at Butte, January 28th, 1923. 

To Conduct Funeral of Brother Carlton W. Mather. 

Last Survivor of Those Who Organized the Grand Lodge of Montana. 


A Special Communication of the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of 
Montana was held in the Masonic Temple in the city of Butte on Janu¬ 
ary 28th, 1923, at 1:30 P. M. 

Grand Lodge was opened in Ample Form on the Master Mason’s 
degree, the following brethren occupying the several stations: 


Claude J. McAllister. 

W. F. Noyes. 

H. Duke Sultzer. 

E. S. Rodda. 

Donald Calder ... 

Cornelius Hedges, Jr.. 

A. C. Evans. 

W. L. Parmelee. 

J. H. Thomas. 

Emanuel Downing . 

George Geiser, Jr. 

William Carpenter ... 

Albert J. Gies. 

W. T. Griffith. 

Fred Oates . 

George E. Miller. 


.Grand Master, 
jas Deputy Grand Master, 
.as Senior Grand Warden, 
.as Junior Grand Warden, 
.as Grand Treasurer. 

.Grand Secretary. 

.as Grand Chaplain. 

.as Grand Marshal. 

.as Senior' Grand Deacon, 
.as Junior Grand Deacon, 
.as Grand Standard Bearer, 
.as Grand Sword Bearer. 

.as Senior Grand Steward, 
.as Junior Grand Steward, 
.as Grand Tyler. 

.Bearer of Great Lights. 


Those who acted as pallbearers were Brothers: George W. Craven, 
John L. Carroll, Frank W. Haskins, A. 0. Taylor, Donald Calder and 
Frank Gieser. 


The members of Montana Commandery No. 3, Knights Templar, 
furnished an escort for the funeral and led the funeral procession. 

The purpose of the Special Communication was expressed by the 
Grand Master—to conduct the burial services of our late Brother 
Carlton W. Mather, last survivor of the members of the first Grand 
Lodge session of Montana. 

After services in the Lodge room at Masonic Temple, Grand Lodge 
was placed in charge of the Grand Marshal. Cars were provided and 
the members of Grand Lodge, and friends of the departed, proceeded 
to Mount Moriah cemetery, where interment occurred. The services 
were in charge of Grand Master McAllister, assisted by the appointed 
Grand Officers. 


Thus was laid away our venerable and kindly Brother who partici¬ 
pated in the organization pf the Grand Lodge of Montana in 1866 as 
Junior Warden of Helena Lodge. By appointment he became the first 
Senior Grand Deacon at that same session and outlived all others who 
participated in that historic event. In recent years when Grand Lodge 
has met in annual session at Butte, he was always introduced and shown 



















every honor by his brethren. It sounds singular that Brother Mather 
never served as Master of a lodge, believed to be due more to his 
extreme modesty than to any lack of Masonic interest. 

Upon return to the Masonic Temple, the Grand Master expressed his 
appreciation to those brothers who had served as acting Grand Officers 
and directed that an expression of thanks be sent to Montana Comman- 
dery No. 3 for the Templar escort provided. 

As a committee to prepare a eulogy upon Brother Mather, Grand 
Master McAllister named Past Grand Master W. L. Parmelee and the 
Masters of the six lodges in Butte and Walkerville. 

W. Brother Donald Calder, a life-long friend of Brother Mather, 
offered a brief word of eulogy and praise of his kindly, sterling char¬ 
acter and of gratitude to the Grand Master for having personally been 
present to perform the burial services at a Special Communication of 
Grand Lodge. 

Grand Lodge was then closed in Ample Form, peace and harmony 
prevailing. 

claude j. McAllister, 

Attest: Grand Master. 

CORNELIUS HEDGES, Jr., 

Grand Secretary. 


PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

Fifty-Ninth Annual Communication 

OF THE 

Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. 

of Montana 


The Fifty-ninth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of 
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Montana began to be held at 
the Commercial Club in the city of Billings, at 9:15 o’clock A. M. 
on Wednesday, August 15, 1923, and concluded its labors on Thurs¬ 
day, the 16th, at 11:00 P. M. 

Grand Officers Present. 

M. W. Grand Master. 

E. W. Deputy Grand Master. 

E. W. Senior Grand Warden. 

E. W. Junior Grand Warden. 

E. W. Grand Secretary. 

E. W. Grand Chaplain. 

E. W. Grand Marshal. 

W. Senior Grand Deacon. 

W. Junior Grand Deacon. 

W. Grand Standard Bearer. 

W. Grand Sword Bearer. 

W. Senior Grand Steward. 

W. Junior Grand Steward. 


Claude J. McAllister... 

C. S. Bell. 

Harlon L. Hart. 

E. W. Spottswood. 

Cornelius Hedges, Jr.. 
Eev. George D. Wolfe. 

Francis Hagstrom . 

J. M. Charteris. 

W. J. Marshall . 

D. J. Muri....„... 

Carl L. Brattin. 

L. A. Foot... 

George P. Porter. 


OPENING. 

The Masonic quartette, composed of Edward D. Harrington, Man¬ 
ager; William Jones, First Tenor; John H. Eyer, Second Tenor; 
Edward D. Harrington, Baritone; John F. Cook, Bass, and L. Worth 
Orvis, Pianist, rendered a selection. 

After the usual scrutiny preparatory to the opening of the Lodge 
of Master Masons had been made, the Grand Lodge was opened in 
Ample Form in the Third Degree of Masonry by the Most Worshipful 
Grand Master, Brother Claude J. McAllister, with an appropriate 
invocation by the Grand Chaplain, Rev. George D. Wolfe, the opening 
ceremonies being concluded by the singing of two verses of “America.” 

















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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 


SEPT., 


FLOWERS PRESENTED BY GRAND CHAPTER—ORDER OF 

EASTERN STAR. 

The Grand Master: Brethren of this Grand Lodge I hold in 
my hand a beautiful bouquet of roses. The little card accompanying it 
reads as follows: “To the Grand Master from the Grand Chapter.” I 
presume from the Order of the Eastern Star. This bouquet is yours 
Brethren, just as much as it is mine, for I would not have been here to¬ 
day if it had not been for the confidence that you have maintained in 
me during my journey through the Grand Lodge line, and I don’t know 
what we would do, Brethren, were it not for our wives, sisters and sweet¬ 
hearts. No man has ever accomplished anything in this life, no institu¬ 
tion has ever attained any great enterprise or goal, unless a woman’s 
heart has been back of it. God bless the Sisters of the Eastern Star. 
Many of them are journeying to this city to engage in their Annual Con¬ 
vocation, following the sessions of this Grand Body, and I wish that the 
Brother who presented me with this bouquet on their behalf this morn¬ 
ing will kindly convey my heartfelt thanks to our good Sisters, wives 
and sweethearts of the Eastern Star for their kindness and thoughtful¬ 
ness. No gift more expressive of loving kindness, love, aid and assist¬ 
ance could have been presented to any presiding officer and his 
brethren. I thank you. 

Address of Welcome by First Master of Ashlar Lodge. 

Brethren of the Grand Lodge, we will now listen to an Address of 
Welcome by Brother Erwin of Billings, one of the old-time Masons of 
Montana. 

W. Brother Sidney H. Erwin: Worshipful Grand Master, and 
Members of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of 
Montana: Ashlar Lodge has delegated to me the pleasure of extending 
to you a hearty welcome, and in their behalf I extend to your Honorable 
Body and to the delegates of the Subordinate Lodges to this Grand 
Lodge, their hearty greetings, and when your labors are completed and 
you have repaired to your homes, we trust and hope that you will 
carry pleasant recollections of this Grand Lodge meeting with you. I 
thank you. 

The Grand Master: I will call upon Deputy Grand Master Bell 
to make the response. 

Response to Address of Welcome—by Deputy Grand Master Bell. 

Brother Bell: Most Worshipful Grand Master, certainly the 
introduction is most wonderful. I looked around to see who he was 
referring to. Worshipful Brother Sidney H. Erwin, the opportunity 
to respond to this Address of Welcome is a most pleasing thing to me, 
for the reason, Brother Erwin, that you are the Father of Masonry in 
Billings, Montana, and it is very fitting that you should give the 
Address of Welcome, as you are the first Master of the First Lodge in 
this city. You have been a member of the Fraternity for forty-one 
years, and in order to get these Degrees, I understand you traveled in 
a stagecoach from here to the City of Bozeman, where in Gallatin Lodge 


1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA 


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No. 6 you received your First Degree. For over twenty years I have 
known of your Masonic activities, and it is one of my great pleasures at 
this Session to express to you. our gratification for being able to gather 
in this city and accept your hospitality, and we thank you very much. 

Devotional Exercises. 

The Grand Master: Brethren of the Grand Lodge, it seems 
to me to be fitting and appropriate at the commencement of our Grand 
Lodge Session, if only for a few moments, to indulge in a ceremony 
of thankfulness and devotion for the many comforts and blessings we 
have enjoyed during this past year, and the privilege we have of again 
meeting in Grand Communication, representatives from all portions of 
a great state, coming together for deliberation in a great cause fostered 
by a great institution, brotherly love, fellowship, service to humanity 
and charity. It may seem to some of you as though it is an innovation, 
probably the establishment of a precedent, but I believe that after we 
have spent five or ten minutes in a little devotional service, rendering 
unto God, from all the altars of our hearts, thankfulness for being 
permitted to again meet together, and particularly under the times and 
conditions under which we are now living, and I have asked our Brother 
Grand Chaplain for just a few moments to draw our attention to some 
of the higher things which I believe we, as Masons, should carry in 
our hearts. 


Grand Chaplain Wolfe Leads Devotions. 

R. W. Brother Wolfe: Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren, it 
was my privilege during the past year to travel a very little 
throughout the state and visit some of the lodges. Everywhere I met 
with unbounded courtesy and kindness from the Brethren, and every¬ 
where I found Masons anxious about the higher and better things. 
Everywhere that I visited I found that lodges were not satisfied with 
just conferring Degrees, that every true forward-looking man was dis¬ 
satisfied with the routine. It wasn’t enough that the candidate should 
be letter perfect. Masonry meant something more than signs and pass¬ 
words and lectures, and the mere formula and the outer routine of the 
Craft, and I believe that in Montana, Masons are anxious that the 
higher things that Masons stand for shall more and more be brought 
to our attention. And therefore, it was a great gratification to me 
when the Worshipful Grand Master suggested that for a moment or 
two we turn aside from just the ordinary doings of a Grand Lodge and 
fix our attention on the great spiritual realities that are behind the out¬ 
ward force that we as Masons go through. We have no religious creed 
or tenet as Masons. The man who says that we are a church or merely 
a form of religion is as incorrect and as misinformed as the man 
who says that we are an irreligious body. The one great test of a 
Mason, first of all, is in whom do you put your trust; and then, I 
charge you, my Brethren, that after that hour the one thing that 
Masonry is continually impressing upon us, is that we shall render 
suitable service to the Supreme Being in whom every man of us has 


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 


SEPT., 


declared that we do put our trust. Let every one of us, from the 
Most Worshipful Grand Master in the East to the youngest Entered 
Apprentice in any Lodge, see the one great fact that no man can stand 
alone. We are Master Masons in name, but we must not be idlings. 
We must appreciate the great reality of what it means to be a Master 
Mason. We are raised from the dead level to the living personage, 
by the Power of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, and we forget our 
obligations and we forget what gratitude and love ordinary recog¬ 
nition of favors demands of us. 

I think it a wonderful thing that we are spared to be here today. I 
count myself happy to be associated with you men, and I pray God that 
upon every interest of yours His divine blessing may rest, and that 
we may so do our work in the Lodge and out of it, while we are here 
in Billings, that the Craft shall have profit and the Grand Master above 
credit through our actions while we are in this city and when we go 
back to our homes. 

Now, I am going to ask, if these Brethren who sing so beautifully, 
won’t lead us all in another hymn, if I may. I have no precedent for 
this; I am simply floundering along, and I will ask, if you will, 
Brethren, that we all stand and to the tune we all know best, sing 
two verses of “Nearer My God to Thee”. I think we can do it with 
your permission. 

(Done.) 

Dr. Wolfe thereupon led in prayer, followed by another selection by 
the quartette. 

The Grand Master: Brethren of this Grand Lodge, Our Flag: . 
(Pointing to one on stage.) 


Our Flag. 

Can one think of an emblem more beautiful than Old Glory? ’Tis 
said that it was born in 1777, but that cannot be true. It was stitched 
into form at that time, in a little back parlor, but he who would know 
its origin must look into the dim, pathetic, inspiring past. It was 
woven on the Loom of Ages—woven of the dreams and heartbeats of 
humanity, of the warp of sorrow and the woof of hope—by a great 
hand stretched out from the unseen. All those who on red fields of 
war died that their sons might be free; all who in dark prison cells 
suffered for the rights of man; all who in the long night of tyranny 
toiled and prayed for a better day, added threads to our flag. It 
floats today in the blue sky, swayed by happy winds, held aloft by 
innumerable hands of the living and the dead, at once a history and a 
prophecy. 

In old mythology Minerva and Ceres presided over the laboring 
classes—robed in flaming red, and that color became their emblem; 
but it was an emblem of blood-making, not blood-letting; symbolizing 
the victories of peace, not those of war. Color in ancient Rome separ¬ 
ated plebeian from patrician—blue the color of the aristocracy, white 
the war symbol, and red the emblem of labor and peace. All these 
colors ars blended in our flag, making it the sanctified symbol of 


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unity, fraternity and good-will among men. So may it ever be—flag 
cf freedom and friendship—woven of ‘the mystic chords of memory, 
stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart 
and hearthstone all over this broad land,’ proclaiming the time— 
glorified principles wrought out by the tears and prayers of our fathers. 

Let those who stand under it join hearts in one faith, join hands in 
one purpose—for the safety And sanctity of this Republic; for the 
rights of man and the majesty of the law; for the moral trusteeship of 
private property and public office; for the education of the ignorant; 
for the lifting of poverty, through self-help, to comfort; for the dignity 
of the home and the laughter of little children; for social beauty, na¬ 
tional glory and human welfare. Long may it wave, rendered for all 
ages holy by the faith of the men who lifted it up, and the valor of 
the men who defended it in an hour of madness and peril. May it 
never again float over a field of war, but ever and forever over scenes 
of peace, honor and progress. 

The Committee on Credentials made preliminary report which as 
finally completed was upon motion adopted and is as follows: 


REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 

To the Grand Lod^e A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Your Committee on Credentials finds and reports the following 
elective Grand Officers, Past Grand Masters, Past Masters and Lodge 
Representatives present and entitled to seats and votes at the Fifty- 
ninth Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge; also a list of ap¬ 
pointive Grand Officers and Grand Representatives entitled to seats 
but not to votes: 


Elective Grand Officers. 


M. W. Grand Master. 

R. W. Deputy Grand Master. 
R. W. Senior Grand Warden. 
R. W. Junior Grand Warden. 

R. W. Grand Treasurer. 

R. W. Grand Secretary. 


:Claude J. McAllister (42). 
.0. S. Bell (29). 

.Harlon L. Hart (38). 

.E. W. Spottswood (13). 

. (Absent) 

Cornelius Hedges, Jr. (3). 


Appointive Grand Officers. 


R. W. Grand Chaplain. 

R. W. Grand Marshal. 

W. Senior Grand Deacon. 

W. Junior Grand Deacon. 

W. Grand Standard Bearer. 

W. Grand Sword Bearer. 

W. Senior Grand Steward. 

W. Junior Grand Steward. 

Grand Tyler (Acting). 


-Rev. George D. Wolfe (29). 
..Francis Hagstrom (37). 

-J. M. Charteris (118). 

-W. J. Marshall (78). 

-D. J. Muri (52). 

..Carl L. Brattin (90). 

-L. A. Foot (44). 

..George P. Porter (49). 

-W. B. Garrigus (113). 

















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Past Grand Masters. 


Moses Morris. 

Charles W. Pomeroy. 
George T. Slack. 

H. S. Hepner. 
Llewellyn L. Callaway. 
Squire C. Kenyon. 

John L. Carroll. 

J. W. Speer. 

W. M. Montgomery. 


Lewis A. Smith. 

W. H. Allen. 

R. W. Getty. 

Francis D. Jones. 

E. M. Hutchinson. 

W. L. Parmelee. 
Robert J. Hathaway. 
Henry C. Smith. 


STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Jurisprudence —M. W. Brothers Lew L. Callaway (1), Charles W. 
Pomeroy (42) and Henry C. Smith (26). 

Correspondence —M. W. Brothers H. S. Hepner (9), R. W. Getty 
(46) and Robert J. Hathaway (31). 

Appeals and Grievances —M. W. Brothers J. W. Speer (34), Lewis 
A. Smith (24) and W. L. Parmelee (22). 

Finance —M. W. Brothers W. M. Montgomery (33), John L. Carroll 
(24) and W. Brothers John W. Lister (13), Herman J. Webster (29) 
and Carlisle S. Kenyon (18). 

Committee on Work —M. W. Brothers Francis D. Jones (3), H. S. 
Hepner (9) and W. Brother R. J. Lemert (9). 

Masonic Home Trustees —M. W. Brothers E. C. Day (32), Moses 
Morris (9), W. Brothers 0. M. Lanstrum (51), John Kain (3) and 
Brother W. T. Hull (9). 

Secretary of Masonic Home —Brother Carl B. Pfeiffer (3). 
Assistant Grand Secretary —Brother Fred M. Rose (55). 

Grand Representatives. 

C. S. Bell (29). 

J. W. Speer (34). 

Alf. Whitworth (14). 

H. S. Hepner (9). 

George P. Porter (49). 

Carl L. Brattin (90). 

E. M. Hutchinson (64). 

William J. Marshall (78). 

Frank W. Haskins (142). 

Charles W. Pomeroy (42). 

James M. Charteris (118). 

Arthur A. Baker (31). 

John R. Lloyd (58). 

Harlon L. Hart (38). 

Robert J. Hathaway (31). 

Francis D. Jones (3). 

Daniel J. Muri (52). 

Charles A. Hills (73). 

Cornelius Hedges, Jr. (3). 

Robert W. Getty (46). 

William F. Noyes (22). 

William M. Montgomery (33). 

Frank Kennedy (33). 


Alabama . 

Alberta ... 

Arkansas . 

Belgium and Michigan. 

Canada . 

Colorado ... 

Connecticut . 

Cuba . 

Delaware . 

District of Columbia. 

Georgia . 

Idaho . 

Illinois . 

Indiana . 

Kansas . 

Louisiana . 

Maine . 

Manitoba . 

Maryland . 

Minnesota ......... 

Mississippi . 

Missouri . 

Mexico . 

























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Nevada ...-.—....Lewis Terwilliger (32). 

New Jersey ..\Claude J. McAllister (42). 

New York .;Lew L. Callaway (1). 

North Carolina .XL F. Tidyman (76). 

North Dakota ..... jE. W. Spottswood (13). 

Norway .-lOlaus F. Dreyer (69). 

Nova Scotia. . ...^Fred F. Lay (6). 

Ohio ..... 1...J—John L. Carroll (24). 

Oregon ’.-\vLewis A. Smith (24). 

Panama .L. Hood (130). 

Porto Rico .John W. Lister (13). 

Rhode Island ..,3VIoses Morris (9). 

Saskatchewan .——.— .(Henry C. Smith (26). 

South Carolina .George T. Slack (13). 

Tennessee .:.Edwin Grafton (113). 

Utah .S. C. Kenyon (18). 

Vermont ....W. L. Parmelee (22). 

Virginia .W. H. Allen (65). 


Subordinate Lodge Representatives. 

Regular Officers and Proxies. Past Masters. 

Virginia City No. 1. 

W. M.—Not represented. L. D. Moritz. 

S. W.—James E. Wright. 

J. W— A. E. Farley. 

Montana No. 2. 

W. M.—Lyman H. Bennett. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Helena No. 3. 

W. M.—Howard C. Schuyler. C. S. Haire. 

S. WA. F. Ritz. 

J. W—H. H. Swain. 

Morning Star No. 5. 

W. M.—W. C. Lorey. 

S. W.—Rae Q. Smith. 

J. W.—Dana E. Kelly. 

Gallatin No. 6. 

V/. M.—Warren W. Goodman. Fred F. Lay. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—E. W. Harland (proxy). 

Diamond City No. 7. —Not Represented. 

King Solomon’s No. 9. 

W. M.—Andrew L. Milne. Frank Evangelisti. 

S. W.—Melvin J. Davis. 

J. W.—Albert H. Davis. 

Flint Creek No. 11. 

W. M.—O. C. Mersereau (proxy). E. E. Blumenthal. 

S. W.—E. E. Blumenthal (proxy). O. C. Mersereau. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Missoula No. 13. 

W. M.—Levi Withee. M. R. C. Smith. 

S. W.—L. L. Bulen (proxy). John W. Lister. 

J. W.—C. E. Day. L. L. Bulen. 

Deer Ledge No. 14 

W. M.—Myron Brown (proxy). Alf. Whitworth. 

S. W.—Harry G. Davis (proxy). 

J. W— Harry F. Dell. 




















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PROCEEDINGS OP THE 


SEPT 


Dillon No. 16. 

W. M.—C. E. Blinn. 

S. W.—0. R. Price (proxy). 

J. W.—T. E. Luebben (proxy). 

Mystic Tie No. 17. 

W. M.—G. J. Watson. E. W. Wolverton. 

S. W.—E. W. Wolverton (proxy). J. J. Snyder. 

J. W.—S. H. Woolverton (proxy). S. H. Woolverton. 

Bozeman No. 18. 

W. M.—Not represented. C. S. Kenyon. 

S. W.—O. B. YanHorn. Fred M. Brown. 

J. W.—D. E. Moser. 

Sheridan No. 20. 

W. M.—James Duncan, Jr. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—Lester R. Schulz (proxy). 

Valley No. 21. 

W. M.—H. C. Good. 

S. W.—-A.1. Wright. 

J. W.—Fred W. Schmitz. 

Butte No. 22. 

W. M.—George Geiser, Jr. 

S. W.—W. F. Noyes (proxy). W. F. Noyes. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Mount Moriah No. 24. 

W. M.—Hubertus Corkish. ' C. S. Jackman. 

S. W.—Not represented. Sol. Genzberger. 

J. W.—H. C. Pagenkopf. 

Benton No. 25. 

W. M.—James Vig (proxy). James Yig. 

S. W.—John Muir. John Muir. 

J. W.—Ezra L. Crane (proxy). Ezra L. Crane. 

J. E. Epperson. 

Yellowstone No. 26. 

W. M.—W. B. Clarke. W. M. Taylor. 

S. W.—E. B. Horace. 

J. W.—Thos. B. Hyslop (proxy). 

West Gate No. 27. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—J. C. Seidensticker, Jr. 

J. W.—E. Y. Morrow. 

Stevensville No. 28. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—H. T. Whitesett (proxy). H. T. Whitesett. 

J. W.—Harold Metcalf (proxy). 

Ashlar No. 29. 

W. M.—C. L. Wilcox (proxy). W. A. Combs. 

E. M. Sneckenberger. 

S. W.—Andrew L. Greenleaf. E. O. Railsback. 

H. J. Webster. 

J. W.—Henry F. White. George M. Hays. 

H. L. Faxon. 

Glendive No. 31. 

W. M.—W. A. Christiani. 

S. W.—W. F. Nye (proxy). 

J. W— A. J. McCarty. 

Livingston No. 32. 

W. M.—P. J. Thielen (proxy). Lewis Terwilliger. 

S. W.—Not represented. P. J. Thielen. 

J. W.—E. S. Mortimer. K. G. Swiggum. 

E. F. Allen. 


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Acacia No. 33. 

W. M.—M. O. Triol. C. F. Milkwick. 

S. W.—Albert Powdrill. 

J. W.—F. W. McMullen (proxy). 

Cascade No. 34. 

W. M.-—William M. Morris. 

S. W.—Clyde N. Hill. 

J. W.—William P. McMurtrey (proxy). 

Monitor No. 35. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—William J. Williams (proxy). 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Ruby No. 36. 

W. M.—L. L. Like. 

S. W.—L. A. Holroyd (proxy). L. A. Holroyd 

J. W—V. B. Morse. 

Lewistown No. 37. 

W. M.—Louis C. Searle. H. A. Moulton. 

S. W— Alvin H. Hall. 

J. W.—H. A. Moulton (proxy). 

Ionic No. 38. 

W. M.—J. W. Johnson. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—Holland Pollinger. 

Corvallis No. 39. 

W.' M.—William Tyner (proxy). 

S. W.—W. O. Logan. 

J. W.—J. F. Johnson. 

Star in the West No. 40. 

W. M.—Knute D. Holmgren. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—Jake Newell. 

Eoulder No. 41. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—M. P. Ten Eyck (proxy). 

Kalispell No. 42. 

W. M.—Robert N. Eaton. 

S. W.—F. O. Williams. 

J. W.—W. R. Martin. 

Victor No. 43. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—H. E. Wood (proxy). 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Choteau No. 44. 

W. M.—S. R. Foot. W. L. Hodgskiss. 

S. W.—W. L. Hodgskiss (proxy). 

J. W.—R. E. Nelson (proxy). 

Evergreen No. 45. 

W. M.—Louis L. Watson. 

S. W.—David D. McKnight. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

North Star No. 46. 

W. M.—Glenn D. Peterson. 

S. W.—T. W. Leedham. 

J. W.—E. S. Farrington (proxy). 

Silver Bow No. 48. 

W. M.—Claude Doran (proxy). Claude Doran. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—Not represented. 


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 


SEPT. 


Harmony No. 49. 

W. M.—Leslie M. Robertson. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—Henry H. Barnett. 

Chinook No. 50. 

W. M. —Guy Dowen. Ed. Fredlund. 

S. W.—Oswald M. Johnson. 

J. W.—O. B. Silvey. 

Ottawa No. 51. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—Herman Ingman. 

J. W.—F. L. Eccles (proxy). 

Hiram No. 52. 

W. M.—A. I. Johnson (proxy). A. I. Johnson. 

S. W.—Paul Sax. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Doric No. 53. 

W. M.—Percy G. Webb. 

S. W.—J. A. Lowry (proxy). 

J. W.—C. F. Ullman. 

Augusta, No. 54.—Not Represented. 
Havre No. 55. 

W. M.—A. D. Chisholm (proxy). G. J. Bonine. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—James Brendgord. 

Mount Jefferson No. 56. 

W. M.—T. O. Allen (proxy). 

S. W.—J. T. Jackson (proxy). John T. Jackson. 

J. W.—A. B. Miller (proxy). 

Malta No. 57. 

W. M.—A. F. Winkler. 

S. W.—Norman W. Hicks. 

J. W.—W. F. Mills (proxy). 

Euclid No. 58. 

W. M.—E. S. Bardwell. W. H. Stearns. 

S. W.—J. W. Agnew (proxy). John W. Agnew. 

J. W.—G. L. Robinson (proxy). H. A. Duncan. 

Manhattan No. 59. 

W. M.—I. IJ. Danley (proxy). I. U. Danley. 

S. W.—Henry W. Becker (proxy). M. B. Pay. 

J. W.—George Verwolf (proxy). George Verwolf. 

Basin No. 60.—Not Represented. 
Wisdom No. 61.—Not Represented. 

Stillwater No. G2. 

W. M.—A. T. Ruehrwein. 

S. W.—Warren E. Heath (proxy). 

J. W.—F. T. Betzner. 

Ponemah No. 63. , 

W. M.—Not represented. D. S. MacLeod. 

S. W.—C. G. Miller (proxy). 

J. W.—G. W. Larse. 

Whitefish No. 64. 

W. M.—Thomas Stacy. 

S. W.—Walter S. Conner. 

J. W.—J. D. O’Leary (proxy). 

Carbon No. 65. 

W. M.—E. W. Talmage. E. L. Marvin. 

S. W— D. O. Seright. A. H. Holder. 

J. W.—A. G. Anderson (proxy). 


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Golden Fleece No. 66. 

W. M.—N. J. Montgomery. H. E. Wolfe. 

S. W.—R. J. Christ. John T. Spencer. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Trowel No. 67. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—L. B. Myhr. 

J. W —H. C. Skarie. 

Belgrade No. 68. 

W. M.—William F. Hardin. W. P. Porter. 

S. W.—Sam C. Allen. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Musselshell No. 69. 

W. M.—Oscar Skeen. O. F. Dreyer. 

S. W.—G. W. Lausted (proxy). Robert N. Jones. 

J. W.—F. H. Fortney. 

Thompson Falls No. 70. 

W. M.—H. O. Ekern. 

S. W.—A. M. Johnson (proxy). A. M. Johnson. 

J. W.—E. L. Stackhouse (proxy). 

Unity No. 71. 

George N. Griffin. 
T. E. Smalley. 

H. A. Theda. 

E. E. Zinn. 

C. P. Tillman. 

Corinthian No. 72. 

W. M.—H. C. Knudsen. R. E. Coy. 

S. W.—Ira Sullivan (proxy). 

J. W— C. W. Laird (proxy). 

Three Forks No. 73. 

W. M— Paul C. Peine. Charles A. Hills. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—A. D. Burkett. 

Terry No. 74. 

W. M.—H. H. Hall. 

S. W.—Walter Mackin. 

J. W— C. W. Haley. 

Northern Light No. 75. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—William E. Meidel. 

J. W.—A. H. Nelson. 

Valier No. 76. 

W. M.—Charles A. Robertson. 

S. W.—G. F. Tidyman (proxy). G. F. Tidyman. 

J. W.—George A. Ebner. H. E. Wilkinson. 

Roman Eagle No. 77. 

W. M.—Not represented. Charles J. Jones. 

S. W.—E. B. Switzer (proxy). E. B. Switzer. 

J. W.—J. R. King. 

Poison No. 78. 

W. M.—W. H. Feddersen. A. J. Lowary. 

S. W.—H. I. Johnson (proxy); H. S. Hanson. 

J. W.—Samuel Andrew. 

Kotana No. 79. 


W. M.—G. A. Lewis. 

S. W.—William F. Ording. 
J. W—A. G. McNaught. 


W. M.—A. C. Spooner. 

S. W.—E. L. Walton (proxy). 
J. W.—Not represented. 


E. L. Walton. 


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 


SEPT. 


Conrad No. 80. 

W. M.—H. D. Harrison (proxy). V. E. Starr. 

S. W.—L. H. Norley. H. D. Harrison. 

J. W.—R. A. Fretz. 

Wibaux No. 81. 

W. M.—S. P. Rife (proxy). S. P. Rife. 

S. W.—G. T. Hansen (proxy). 

J. W.—Otto Honadel (proxy). 

Cut Rank No. 82. 

W. M.—Edgar A. Fisk. 

S. W.—F. E. VanDemark. Halvor Halvorson. 

J. W.—Halvor Halvorson (proxy). 

Sandstone No. 84. 

W. M.—H. S. Josselyn (proxy). H. S. Josselyn. 

S. W.—R. W. Russell. 

J. W— C. H. Duppler. 

Libby No. 85. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—M. D. Rowland (proxy). M. D. Rowland. 

J*. W.—Not represented. 

Judith No. 86. 

W. M.—Claude Harwood (proxy). Claude Harwood. 

S. W.—William E. Parsons (proxy). John J. Jewell. 

J. W.—R. E. Ramaker. 

Madison No. 87. 

W. M.—F. W. Linton. 

S. W.—C. Edgar Reel (proxy). 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Palestine No. 88. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—H. S. Thurston (proxy). 

J. W.—L. R. Johnson. 

Columbia Falls No. 89. 

W. M.-—W. L. Fitzsimmons (proxy). W. L. Fitzsimmons. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Lower Yellowstone No. 90. 

W. M.—C. S. Clemensen. 

S. W.—Forest W. Amsden (proxy). 

J. W.—F. George Johnson. 

Plentywood No. 91. 

W. M.—L. E. Rue. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Saints John No. 92. 

W. M.—J. J. Morgan (proxy). Robert A. Vickers. 

S. W.—David L. Egnew. 

J. W.—Ray C. Thompson. 

Eureka No. 93. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—C. H. Therriault. 

Saco No. 94. 

W. M.—Harry A. Vagg (proxy). Harry A. Vagg. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W—J. C. Banks. 

Treasure No. 95. 

W. M.—W. A. Schurmann. 

S. W.—F. V. Holmes (proxy). 

J. W.—Not represented. 


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Kyle No. 96. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—N. A. Webster. 

J. W.—S. M. West (proxy). S. M. West. 

Ismay No. 97. 

W. M.—R. W. Broman. 

S. W.—Dan Anderson. 

J. W.—E. S. Ayers (proxy). E. 8. Ayers. 

Captain Scott No. 98. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—Frank McCarley. 

J. W.—Fred B. Hedge. 

Liberty No. 99. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—Oscar A. Janes (proxy). Oscar A. Janes. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Mineral No. 100. 

W. M.—C. N. Clark. 

S. W.—Claude S. Averill. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Temple No. 101. 

W. M.—W. O. Wood (proxy). 

8. W.—H. W. Newton (proxy). 

J. W.—Frank Reavley (proxy). 

Pilgrim No. 102.—Not Represented. 
Eagle No. 103. 

W. M.—Edward Engebritson (proxy). 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Western Star No. 104—Not Represented. 
Meridian No. 105. 

W. M.—Benjamin W. Brown. M. M. Moore. 

S. W.—Frank Zonker. 

J. W.—August Schwaehheim (proxy). 

Galata No. 106. 

W. M.—S. J. Myhre. W. H. Trumbull. 

S. W.—D. P. Maclaren. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Lavina No. 107. 

W. M.—W. D. Howland (proxy). J. C. Jensen. 

S. W.—O. P. Balgord. Vera Cornell. 

J. W.—J. R. Linton. 

Harlem No. 108. 

W. M.—H. 8. Hilliard. 

S. W.—E. A. LaRock (proxy). E. A. La Rock. 

J. W.—D. A. Ring. 

Scobey No. 109. 

W. M.—A. W. Warden (proxy). 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Mountain No. 110. 

W. M.—D. G. Wilkinson. 

S. W.—B. E. Yaill (proxy). B. E. Vaill. 

J. W.—F. L. Potts. Fred W. Wilson. 

Riverside No. 111. 

W. M.—George L. Johns. 

S. W.—A. Shaw (proxy). A. F. Church. 

J. W.—W. J. Rankin (proxy). W. J. Rankin. 


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Flathead No. 112. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—G. W. Buckhouse. 

J. W.—William J. Boyer. 

Billings No. 113. 

W. M.—Edward A. Talcott. Wm. H. Berryman. 

Edwin Grafton. 

S. W.—Elwood F. Kuschke. C. W. Demel. 

. Sam Hazelton. 

J. W.—Ernest C. Smith. C. B. Fogler. 

Gildford No. 114. 

W. M.—B. C. Ogden. 

S. W.—A. D. Young (proxy). 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Jerusalem No. 115. 

W. M.—J. L. Alexander. R. J. Woods. 

S. W.—E. H. Richards (proxy). 

J. W.—Carl M. Schmidt (proxy). 

Joplin No. 116. 

W. M.—A. H. Layton. 

S. W.—Jos. Emerson (proxy). 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Crescent No. 117. 

W. M.—Leslie N. Field. 

S. W— Earl H. Miller. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Great Falls No. 118. 

W. M.—Francis W. Sharpe. 

S. W.—Maurice Handler. 

J. W.—U. J. Finn. 

Mountain View No. 119. 

W. M.—George F. Berrie. m 

S. W.—Lewis Guthrie. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Ekalaka No. 120. 

W. M.—O. A. Dahl (proxy). O. A. Dahl. 

S. W.—H. B. Albert. 

J. W.—Septon Cady (proxy). 

Loyalty No. 121. 

W. M.—W. B. DeWitt. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W—T. H. Fox. 

Rapelje No. 122. 

W. M.—J. R. Heebner. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Summit Valley No. 123. 

W. M.—J. D. Wallace (proxy). E. J. Schwefel. 

S. W.—P. H. Pohlman (proxy). Will O. Smith. 

J. W.—C. A. Hauswirth. 

Victory No. 124. 

W. M.—B. C. Jacobs (proxy). 

S. W.—Arthur O. Ness. 

J. W.—J. R. Worthington. 

Dutton No. 125. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W.—M. D. Johnson. 

Troy No. 126.—Not Represented. 
Fairfield No. 127—Not Represented. 


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Delta No. 128. 

W. M.—Harry Davidson (proxy). 

S.‘ W.—J. H. Abrams. 

J. W.—H. J. Simmons (proxy). 

Hysham No. 129. 

W. M.—H. S. Flatt (proxy). 

S. W.—C. L. Wright. 

J. W — E. D. Gerye. 

W. M.—W. W. Johnston. 

S. W.—Arthur White. 

J. W.—Guy G. Clark. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—J. H. Heidelman. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

W. M.—Bert Wilson. 

S. W.—W. F. Hanson. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Albert Pike No. 133. 

W. M.—Andrew Currie. 

S. W.—Alex. Fairgrieve (proxy). Alex. Fairgrieve. 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Enterprise No. 134. 

W. M.—Wm. W. Jones (proxy). 

S. W.—Thomas Purvis (proxy). 

J. W.—Archie Anderson. 

Powder River No. 135. 

W. M.—Charles S. Einsel. 

S. W.—H. R. Straiton (proxy). 

J. W.—E. A. Blenkner (proxy). 

Tyre No. 136. 

W. M.—John C. Graham. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. W— A. C. Nellis (proxy). 

Belt No. 137. 

W. M.—J. R. Culver. 

S. W.—B. J. Kennedy. 

J. W.—Roy A. Johnson. 

Belfry No, 138. 

W. M.—W. H. Bunney (proxy). W. H. Bunney. 

S. W.—Not represented. 

J. WH. C. Riddle. 

Friendship No. 139. 

W. M.—Not represented. 

S. W.—Arthur Hall. 

J. W.—R. J. Gretencort (proxy). 

Park No. 140. 

W. M.—S. S. Working. 

S. W.—R. A. Cook (proxy). 

J. W.—Not represented. 

Fairview No. 141.—Not Represented. 
Highland No. 142. 

W. M.—Frank W. Haskins. 

S. W.—John C. Ketridge. 

J. W.—Not represented. 


Roosevelt No. 130. 

S. L. Hood. 

Ronan No. 131. 

Wheatland No. 132. 


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RECAPITULATION. 


Grand Officers present ... 13 

Past Grand Masters present.,... 17 

Grand Representatives from 42 Jurisdictions. 41 

Lodge Representatives present .1. 293 

Past Masters present .. 107 

Chartered Lodges represented ...,. 123 

Chartered Lodges not represented... 9 


Fraternally submitted: 

EDWIN GRAFTON. 

LEVI WITHEE. 

C. E. BLINN. 

JAMES DUNCAN, Jr. 

HUBERTUS CORKISH. 

W. B. CLARKE. 

D. G. WILKINSON. 

Committee. 

Another selection was then rendered by the Quartette. 

GRAND MASTER HANDS GAVEL TO DEPUTY GRAND MASTER 
WHILE DELIVERING ADDRESS. 

The Grand Master: Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master, I at 
this time extend to you the courtesy of presiding over this Grand Body 
during the delivering of the Grand Master’s address. 

Whereupon Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master Bell assumed 
the chair, and Grand Master McAllister began the delivering of his 
address. 

GRAND MASTER’S ANNUAL ADDRESS. 

Foreword. 

As we meet again in fraternal fellowship at the close of another 
Masonic year in the spirit of unity, helpfulness and brotherly accord, 
let us with thankful hearts offer up our praise in adoration to the great 
and beneficent Author of our existence for the manifold blessings and 
comforts which have been ours to enjoy; for the close relations, amity 
and regard with which the coordinate branches of our Order are bound 
together; for the cherished hope within our breasts that peace and tran¬ 
quillity will pervade all nations and that our own beloved land, 
America, keeping God in her history, will forever lead the peoples of 
the earth in the pathway of love and peace. 

“0 Lord of heaven and earth and sea, 

To Thee all praise and glory be! 

How shall we show our love to Thee, 

Who givest all? 

The golden sunshine, vernal air, 

Sweet flowers and fruits Thy love declare; 

When harvest ripens, Thou are there, 

Who givest all. 









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For peaceful homes and healthful days, 

For all the blessings earth displays, 

We owe Thee thankfulness and praise, 

Who givest all.” 

At the end of my official course, having enjoyed the highest confi¬ 
dence within your gift to confer, I offer my brief at the bar of this 
fraternal court in the knowledge that I have given of my best in the 
serenity of loving labor for the advancement of the high ideals and 
lofty purposes of our sacred Institution and shall accept the verdict you 
will render in the consciousness that it represents the best judgment and 
wisdom for the interests of Montana Masonry. 

It has been a year of regeneration for me. The Giver of Gifts has 
given to me that which is good and true, a will to help and a courage 
to do, a heart that could sing the whole day through, whether the skies 
were gray or blue. I have come closer to men and they to me. It has 
made me a new man, a better man because of these associations. The 
whole-souled co-operation of the brethren; the faithfulness and untiring 
energy of my associate officers; the counsel and advice of my brother 
Past Grand Masters, have been an inspiration to me and lightened the 
burden in the discharge of my responsibilities. I cannot now nor can 
I ever in adequate expression convey my gratefulness to the brethren 
of Montana for the purple mantle of confidence they have draped 
about my unworthy shoulders. Yet I have tried to be true and faithful 
to the noble trust you committed to my care and it is the sincere desire 
of my heart and soul that the record of my life will always be such 
that the Masonic Brotherhood of Montana will never have cause to 
regret that I came among them and enjoyed their highest honor. As 
the years roll on it is my prayer that I may increase in Masonic knowl¬ 
edge and become a greater influence in the vineyard of Masonry and 
of service to my fellowmen, ever looking back upon that guide-mark 
of my life as an inspiration to higher things. 

I appreciate the honor on behalf of this Grand Lodge of extending to 
you and the representatives of our Sister Jurisdictions with whom we 
are in fraternal correspondence, a sincere greeting, a cordial and fra¬ 
ternal welcome. To a full and free participation in the counsels and 
deliberations of this Grand Lodge you are all invited, even to the un¬ 
limited hospitality and enjoyment which has always and, I trust, ever 
shall characterize our Annual Communications. 

“We meet today in the shadow of a great sorrow, for,” 

A Nation Mourns. 

As a great soul had reached the pinnacle of life shrouded in glory 
and honor and enshrined in the hearts of his worshipers throughout 
the domain over which he ruled, with the swiftness and suddenness of 
the lightning, he was cast into everlasting sleep. 

A whole world stood aghast with astonishment and grief as the dread 
tidings of the passing of a great man, a loving ruler, a friend of man, 
was flashed over the universe. 

“Like a brave but exhausted swimmer who grasps a life buoy in the 


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extremity of disaster, he was apparently slowly but surely reaching the 
shore when he went down.” 

Despite all that human hands could do or human hearts desire, the 
head of the greatest government of men was suddenly called to appear 
before the Supreme Ruler of all governments to render an account of 
his stewardship. 

Confidently and unafraid, he answered the summons, for President 
Harding was a brave and true man with a deep sense of piety and a 
faith that remained unshaken through the many trials and vicissitudes 
incident to a long business and political career. 

At his mother’s knee, a boy who was destined to become the leader 
of a great people, he learned the principles which attributed to his 
rise to fame. It is said of him that his devotion was marked by limit¬ 
less loyalty and care, never failing in his attitude to her and every 
Sabbath Day, whether at home or elsewhere, had flowers sent to her 
as a token of love and esteem from a dutiful son to Mother. 

He was faithful in every sense and committed to the spirit as well 
as the theory of a democracy, rising from a humble place in life to 
serve his country in the highest place. He was never false to his 
trust but loyal to the principles of good citizenship. 

He was kindly of manner and generous to a fault with the happy 
faculty of making true and lasting friendships, possessing qualities 
and temperamental aptitudes that particularly fitted him for the high 
office of President of this great republic. 

He was a worker who accomplished results in every task undertaken, 
possessed of a natural genius to bring together conflicting elements in 
harmonious accord and these splendid qualities specially adapted him 
to the enormous task which became his as a post-war president. No 
one could doubt his sincerity or impugn his Christian patriotic motives 
in all his efforts to bring about adjustment and compromise of the 
unsettled conditions of the country that progress might be made and 
peace prevail. A man endowed with strong common sense, moderation, 
caution and determination, he earnestly endeavored to adjust and 
equalize the burden and opportunities among his people without resort 
to untried policies which bring outbursts of passion and ultimate harm. 

President Warren G. Harding was a Mason, a good Mason, for during 
all of his private and public life he never deemed himself above any 
man or shrank from leveling himself with our great Fraternity. Just 
before his entrance upon the exalted duties of the Chief Magistracy 
of this nation he was knighted in the home Commandery at Marion, 
Ohio, and following the conferring of the Order of the Temple he said: 
“It seems for a moment as though Masonry must have been designed 
for my helpfulness at this particular time. I have had the thought of 
approaching my great responsibility in humility and faith as exempli¬ 
fied in the teachings of Knighthood. Every man has his Gethsemane; 
his cross to bear, and the measure of his manhood is the way in which 
he bears it.” 

His last message to mankind was given through our beloved Institu¬ 
tion when the international traveling beauseant of the Order of Knights 
Templar was presented to Hollywood Commandery No. 56, at Holly- 


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wood, California, by Brother and Sir Knight George B. Christian, Jr., 
his long time friend and personal Secretary, just a few hours before 
the summons came. It now reads as a divinely inspired exhortation as 
we review its eloquence in the masterful presentation of the highest 
Christian ideals and purposes. His message heralded these stirring 
truths to a listening and troubled world: “We should glorify the Holy 
name, not by words, not by praise, not by displays at arms, but by 
deeds and service in behalf of human brotherhood. The inherent love 
of fellowship is banding men together, and when envy and suspicion 
are vanquished, fraternity recovers a triumph, and brotherhood brings 
new blessings to men and to peoples in the larger sense.” 

We mourn with our brethren throughout the land in the great loss 
that our country has sustained in the passing of a great Soul, a friend 
of the world, and we pray that the Great Heart in His infinite mercy 
will enfold in His tender, protecting care and love, the beautiful com¬ 
panion and wife, that she may have the grace, strength and courage to 
complete the rest of the way. 

Our Friend, our Brother, our Chieftain, on the verge of entering the 
sublime portals of the eternal temple pausing a moment, a calm man, 
in calm review of life, waves back a fond farewell of high ideals and 
Christian standards, his guiding star here below, then with a smile upon 
his countenance he draws the mantle of his faith about him and steps 
within to receive from the Supreme Ruler the benign benediction upon 
a life well spent: “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou 
into the joy of thy Lord.” 

PREAMBLE. 

Touching the Golden Sceptre. 

“Let us be wise, for the years go by more swiftly than the weaver’s 
shuttle that flashes back and forth through the loom while the web 
grows and the invisible pattern is completed.” 

There is an unseen power behind human affairs which in its opera¬ 
tion ultimately brings just awards both to evil and to good. It decrees 
that the prosperity of the wicked shall end in adversity and that the 
advertisy of the righteous shall end in prosperity. The minutest mat¬ 
ters are woven by God’s shuttle into the fabric of His design. I believe 
there is a great directing hand in things and men, a supreme authority—* 
supreme being—who guides the destinies of the universe. 

Some men have said that science disclaims a God and that it does 
not believe in an unseen power but the testimony of countless millions 
offering familiar illustrations prove beyond question that even in the 
ordinary things of life men believe and trust in the unseen. 

In Masonry men are taught to revere and practice the purest lessons 
of life. Our Institution is founded upon truth which radiates the beauti¬ 
ful teachings of our noble profession. In our lodge rooms we see the 
altar of prayer and resting upon it the Holy Bible, the greatest light 
of Masonry. Upon the charts we behold characters which instruct in 
holy thoughts the sublime lessons of life. 

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application to life may we as its followers ever hope to bring to full 
realization the true mission of our beloved Institution in the world. 

Not altogether in monuments of brick and stone are the teachings 
of our Order to be found. Our success lies not in wonderful temples 
but in our influence, in the minds and hearts of men and the greatest 
monuments we can erect will be found in the noble efforts for the 
furtherance of that sincere desire to serve our fellowmen. Aiding a 
worthy Brother when in need; protecting the widow and orphan; whis* 
pering good counsel in the ear of an erring Brother and aiding in 
his reformation, and instilling in his heart and life an inspiration to 
strive for higher things, will mark the greatest achievements of Masonry. 

From the magnetic pen of Van Dyke we have read with profound 
interest many times that wonderful story dramatically unfolding the 
life of Artaban, the Median, “The Other Wise Man.” The scene is laid 
in the days when Augustus Caesar was master of many kings and Herod 
reigned in Jerusalem. The story is illustrative of the strong desire of 
a human soul to seek the Truth through service, love and sacrifice. 

Artaban was one of the ancient priesthood of Magi, called the “Fire 
Worshipers.” It had been revealed to him and to his three companions, 
in the ancient tablets of the Chaldees, that a new star would appear, 
heralding the birth of one who should direct the way to all Truth. 
He disposed of his possessions and purchased three beautiful jewels to 
carry them as a tribute to the king. They were magnificent gems— 
“one blue as a fragment of the night sky, one redder than a ray of 
sunrise, and one as pure as the peak of a snow mountain at twilight.” 
He watched for the coming of the stars while his companions scanned 
the heavens from the Temple of the Seven Spheres in Babylonia. He 
summoned his friends and displayed to them the precious gems, 
imploring them to accompany him in his quest for the King but they 
all refused and left him in solitude. As he watched “far over the east¬ 
ern plain a white mist stretched like a lake. But where the distant peak 
of Zagras serrated the western horizon the sky was clear. Jupiter and 
Saturn rolled together like drops of lambent flame about to blend in 
one. Artaban bowed his head. He covered his brow with his hands. 
Tt is the sign,’ he said. ‘The King is coming, and I will go to meet 
him’.” 

He mounted his swiftest steed and rode for ten days to keep the 
appointed time with the other Magi. On the evening of the last day, 
within a few hours journey of the temple where his comrades were 
awaiting his coming, the faithful steed came to an abrupt halt. Artaban 
dismounted and found lying in the pathway a poor Hebrew stricken 
with the deadly fever common to the country. He gave him drink and 
refreshment and labored many hours until strength was restored and 
as he was about to depart the Jew in the thankfulness of his heart said, 
“Now may the God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob bless and prosper 
the journey of the merciful, and bring him in peace to his desired 
haven.” Artaban had performed a mission of service to man. 

It was now late into the night and Artaban rode in haste but when 
he reached the temple his comrades had departed leaving a note 
written upon a piece of parchment. He read its message—“we have 


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waited past the midnight and can tarry no longer. We go in quest of 
the King and bid you follow across the desert.” 

Artaban, disheartened and covering his head, knelt and wept. “I 
will return to Babylon, sell my beautiful sapphire, procure a caravan 
and food and cross the desert. ‘Only God the mericful knows whether 
I shall lose sight of the King by reason of my tarrying to show mercy’.” 

He journeyed on through sun and shade searching the gardens of 
Damascus, the valleys of the Jordan resting for a spell by the blue 
waters of Galilee, moving onward until he came to Bethlehem. 

It was now the third day since the three wise men, his comrades, had 
visited the sacred place, found Joseph and Mary with the child and 
had placed at his feet their offerings of precious gifts. Artaban paced 
the streets of the city but nowhere could he find the house where the 
star had directed his brethren. He was attracted by the soft, sweet 
voice of a woman singing her babe to sleep. He entered and listened 
to the story of the three strangers who appeared in the city three days 
before and how they said the star had guided them to the house where 
the child lay and their bestowing of wonderful gifts. But they had 
vanished as quickly as they had come and the rumors about the city 
related Joseph, Mary and the Babe had fled into Egypt. 

Artaban’s heart warmed to the touch of the babe as it reached forth 
its tiny hands to seize the chain of gold about his breast. The mother, 
placing the child in its cradle, sought to prepare food and refreshment 
for the strange guest to afford strength to body and soul. 

Suddenly there was a great tumult in the city; the shrieking and wail¬ 
ing of women; the sounding of trumpets; the clashing of swords and 
the desperate cry of the coming of the soldiers of Herod to slay the 
children. The young mother, white with terror, clasped her child to 
her breast. Artaban sprang to the door and as the heartless soldiers 
came up, their swords and hands dripping with blood, he stood un¬ 
moved. The Captain of the guard approached him in angry jesture 
as though to cast him aside when Artaban, in a quiet voice, held his 
attention: “I am alone in this house and wait to give this jewel to thee 
if thou wilt leave me in peace.” The Captain and his soldiers were 
amazed at the splendor of the gem; the hardened face of the Captain 
with its lines of greed and his eyes of covetous glaring, were bent upon 
the wonder of the precious gem. He reached forth and took it from 
the hand of Artaban commanding his soldiers to move on as the house 
was quiet and no child was there. 

As the soldiers passed down the street Artaban re-entered the house. 
Suddenly and in dismay he cried aloud: “God of Truth, forgive my 
sin. I have said the thing that is not to save the life of a child. Two 
of my gifts are gone. I have spent for man that which was meant for 
God. Shall I ever be worthy to see the face of the King?” The little 
woman, still clasping her babe in her arms, in a soft and gentle voice 
broke his tirade of self-condemnation by saying: “Because thou hast 
saved the life of my little one, may the Lord bless thee and keep thee; 
the Lord make his face to shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee; 
the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee and give thee peace.” The 


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words from the depths of a grateful heart for his mercy to the child 
of a peasant woman sustained and cheered the soul of Artaban. 

He departed from the humble home with the blessing of an unseen 
power manifested through the thankfulness of a mother for the pro¬ 
tection of her child and in through the gates of the city to continue 
his search for the King. He visited plague stricken cities where misery 
dwelt. He comforted the oppressed and afflicted in prison and relieved 
the wretchedness of the poor and despised. In all his wanderings 
among the countless throngs of sorrow, misery and distress he found 
many to serve but none to worship. He fed the hungry; clothed the 
naked; bound up the wounds of the afflicted; “and his years went by 
more swiftly than the weaver’s shuttle that flashes back and forth 
through the loom while the web grows and the invisible pattern is com¬ 
pleted.” 

It was now thirty-and-three years since Artaban, on that wonderful 
night in Ecbatana, saw the sign in the heavens which was to guide him 
to the abode of the King and he was still a pilgrim in search for the 
light. His flowing hair, once as black as the raven’s wing, was now 
as silvery as the wintry snows which cap the lofty peaks of the mighty 
mountains. His eyes, that once gleamed as bright as the eagle’s, were 
now dimmed with the mist of years. 

Weary and worn and ready to die, yet he was still looking for the 
King. He had ofttimes visited the Holy City searching its streets, its 
hovels and darkened prisons for the family of the Nazarene who had 
fled from the city of Bethlehem long years ago. It seemed to him 
that he should make one last effort and, buoyed up by the thought of 
success, he mingled with the throngs of the city. It was the season of 
the Passover and* people of many tongues gathered to celebrate the 
feast. There seemed to be a spirit of unrest in the multitude, the sky 
was curtained with a mist of despair and melancholy darkened the 
faces of the passers-by. The yellowish, sickening gloom of the atmo¬ 
sphere oppressed and caused the current of excitement to flow through 
the crowds as they tread the stony street which lead to the Damascus 
gate. 

Artaban, following with the crowd, learned from those of his own 
tongue the cause of the confusion. Said they, “We are going to a 
place called Golgotha outside the city wall where two robbers are to 
be crucified, and with them another called Jesus of Nazareth, a man 
who has done many wonderful works among the people so that they 
love him greatly. The priests and elders have decreed that he must 
die because he proclaimed himself the Son of God and Pilate has 
sentenced him to the cross because he declared he was the King of the 
Jews.” 

Artaban was troubled and his heart was heavy. Was it possible that 
after all these years of wandering over land and sea he was coming into 
the presence of the King? Could it be true that it was the one who 
was born in Bethlehem thirty-three years ago and of whose coming 
the prophets had foretold? As he followed the multitude toward the 
Damascus gate he thought: “The ways of God are stranger than the 
thoughts of men, and it may be that I shall find the King at last in the 


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hands of His enemies, and shall come in time to offer my pearl for His 
ransom before He dies.” 

Suddenly there came into view a troop of Macedonian soldiers and as 
they approached he could see they were dragging a young girl in tat¬ 
tered dress and whose hair was disheveled. As Artaban paused in com¬ 
passion to look upon her distress she broke away from her tormentors 
and fell at his feet for “she had seen his white cap and winged circle 
on his breast.” “Have pity on me,” she cried, “and save me for the 
sake of the God of Purity. I also am a daughter of the true religion 
which is taught by the Magi. My father was a merchant of Parthia, 
but he is dead, and I am seized for his debts to be sold as a slave. 
Save me from worse than death.” 

The old Magi shuddered and there arose in his soul the old con¬ 
flict experienced in the palm grove of Babylon and in the home at 
Bethlehem—a struggle “between the expectation of faith and the im¬ 
pulse of love.” Twice in his long journey in quest of the King die 
gift which he had dedicated to the cause of religion had been taken 
from him and consecrated to the service of humanity. It was the third 
test, the last probation, the final choice. “Was it his great oppor¬ 
tunity or his last temptation? He could not tell. One thing only was 
clear in the darkness of his mind—it was inevitable.” And does not 
the inevitable come from God? He must rescue this helpless girl and 
would that not be a deed of love, for is not love the light of the Soul? 

He withdrew the pearl from his bosom, beautiful and radiant, the 
last of his precious gems, and laying it in the hand of the slave, he said: 
“This is thy ransom, daughter: It is the last of my treasures which I 
kept for the King.” 

As he spoke the sky became darkened and the earth trembled. The 
houses were shaken as trees of the forest stirred by a mighty wind. 
The soldiers fled in terror and the air was filled with clouds of dust, 
and confusion reigned in the city. “Artaban and the girl whom he had 
ransomed crouched helpless beneath the walls of the Praetorium. A 
heavy tile from the roof fell and struck the old man on the temple. 
He lay breathless and pale, with his gray head resting on the young 
girl’s shoulder, and the blood trickling from the wound. As she bent 
over him, fearing that he was dead, there came a voice through the 
twilight, very small and still, like music sounding from a distance, in 
which the notes are clear but the words are lost. The girl turned to 
see if some one had spoken from the window above them, but she 
saw no one. 

“Then the old man’s lips began to move, as if in answer, and she 
heard him say in the Parthian tongue: ‘Not so, my Lord: For when 
saw I Thee an hungered and fed Thee? Or thirsty, and gave Thee 
drink? When saw I Thee a stranger and took Thee in? Or naked 
and clothed Thee? When saw I Thee sick or in prison, and came unto 
Thee? Three-and-thirty years have I looked for Thee; but I have 
never seen Thy face, nor ministered to Thee, my King.’ He ceased 
and the sweet voice came again. And again the maid heard it very 
faintly and far away. But now it seemed as though she understood 
the words: 


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44 ‘Verily I say unto thee, inasmuch as thou has done it unto one 
of the least of these my brethren, thou hast done it unto me.’ 

“A calm radiance of wonder and joy lighted the pale face of Artaban 
like the first ray of dawn on a snowy mountain peak. One long, last 
breath of relief exhaled gently from his lips. 

“His journey was ended. His treasures were accepted. The Other 
Wise Man had found the King.” 

He had finished the course of a life spent in service, sacrifice and 
love and in the glory that crowns the faithful heart he entered into 
the presence of the King—into a diviner glory—and touched the Golden 
Sceptre of Truth held by Him who said, “Inasmuch as ye have done 
it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” 

“Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul, 

May keep the path, but will not reach the goal; 

While he who walks in love may wander far, 

But God will bring him where the blessed are.” 

Brethren of Montana, what a wonderful story of service, sacrifice 
and love. Are we willing to pay the price? Are we our brother’s 
keeper? Shall our true measure as Masons be in our beneficence, 
charity and love toward our fellowmen? Or shall we drift on the sea 
of beautiful words and meaningless phrases eventually to crash upon 
the rocks of skepticism and doubt and our beautiful vessel of the high¬ 
est ideals, precepts and standards of morality dashed to pieces and 
buried beneath the waves of inactivity? Or shall we with renewed 
courage move forward making practical application of the high stand¬ 
ards of our institution in concrete demonstration each day as we wend 
our way to the goal of understanding by inspiring our brother to loftier 
ideals; giving comfort to the widow and the orphan; binding up the 
wounds of the afflicted; gentle and kind with the aged; thinking evil of 
no man; ministering to the weak; supporting the strong; giving our 
brother the same privileges, we claim for ourselves; being just, tolerant, 
temperate in all things and constructing our temples with the care and 
precision of the Master Builder dignifying our profession. 

The fundamental trouble with the. world today is the fact that it 
has forgotten God. Finite man has come to the place where he be¬ 
lieves himself greater than the Infinite God who created him. Idealism 
has become dwarfed into materialistic moulds making the whole so 
that the circumference of life has become wierd and wobbly because 
its center is not fixed, enacting the great tragedy of the present day 
because men realize too little of the responsibilities of life, with a 
distaste for fraternal, religious and educational culture. 

The world is sick. Humanity is distressed. Social and political 
disruption threatens the nation. Wild and satanic agitators are endeav¬ 
oring to lead humanity astray and, like enraged wild men, there are 
those who would smash the beautiful fabric of our great yesterdays. 
Avarice, selfishness and lust of power have seemed to po^less men and 
nations. Fraternal and spiritual world bankruptcy is sure to come 
unless the nations of the earth follow in the paths of Brotherhood. 
Men have fed on materialism till God, Brotherhood and Right are as 


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nothing to multitudes of people. Whether it is in our corporate or 
individual judgment, whether we think in terms of the nation or of 
society, we lack too much the finer impulses of love. We need read¬ 
justment, but our readjustment must take cognizance of the fact chat 
the greatest and most dominating influence in the world is love—not 
hate or bitterness or false judgment of men and things. 

What the world needs today is true Masonry. In simple definition 
it is nothing more or less than the science and art of right living. As 
a science it discovers and classifies those principles which are con¬ 
cerned in upright, moral conduct; and as an art it is the expression of 
that science in daily life and action. I am persuaded that with its 
hand-maid, religion, a greater humanity will be builded in consumma¬ 
tion of the Divine plan. 

“Through faith in God, 

And hope of immortality we build 
A spiritual temple to His name; 

Founded on Truth and Righteous Charity. 

Oh, Glorious fellowship—unshackled by 
Mortal interpretation of the Word 
Vouchsafed by God to man, we seek the Truth, 

Which is of God alone, and God is Love. 

He then, who takes the compasses in hand 
To circumscribe his daily life, will find 
The center in that Love of God, expressed 
In deeds of charity and love to men.” 

Freemasonry is the greatest fraternal evangelization in the world. 
Its simple teachings of brotherhood and science make it an educator 
in spiritual action, clear and plain. Its ideals are lofty and the brother 
whose heart is centered in his fraternity, striving to make those ideals 
his, will profit. 

Great problems are before the world today. It is for us to study the 
symptoms of unrest, to analyze these problems, applying the prin¬ 
ciples of brotherhood, for out of fraternity will evolve a new and a 
greater humanity imbued with the spirit of love and loving most will 
serve best and he who serves the best profits the most. Brotherhood— 
genuine altruism—is what humanity waits for in hope. The hunger of 
Brotherhood is at the bottom of the unrest of the modern civilized 
world. The greatest message of Freemasonry is: “Now abideth 
faith, hope, love; these three—and the greatest of these is love.” Let 
us remember that we are builders, not destroyers, blessed with forti¬ 
tude, courage and loyalty, building for stronger character, a mightier 
citizenship, manifesting a fortitude to brave the perils of opposition 
of whatever nature; courage to express our honest convictions with 
a loyalty to God, country, our brethren and fellows. Let us not forget 
that we are laborers together in the field .of Brotherhood, every man 
taking heed how he buildeth that the full bloom of the spirit, love and 
joy may flourish, claiming all the sunshine and happiness of each for 
our Supreme Grand Master, then scattering it until the day when the 
whole earth shall touch the Golden Sceptre of Truth in the benign 
presence of the King. 


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“Finally, my brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things 
are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, 
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; 
if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things.” 

They That Sleep. 

It is related of a talented architect that during a long siege of illness 
which finally severed his earthly life, he one day sank into a deep slum¬ 
ber so profound that those about him thought that he had died when 
suddenly he opened his eyes and slowly said: “Yes, there is a life 
beyond! I know it now for I have been treading along its boundary 
and looked across into the eternity beyond.” Then, closing his eyes, 
he passed into the great hereafter. He had returned just long enough, 
after touching the bound, to leave his testimony. A glance into the 
future from the dying hour, convinced him of immortality as the 
wings of the last slumber enfolded his raptured soul. To him death 
was as the twilight; the dark shadows of night gathering about him, to 
vanish again in the glorious morning of a never ending day. 

Who can solve the Mystery—Death? He comes unbidden, unher¬ 
alded, suddenly to the young, the high, the low, the rich, the poor— 
no respecter. In the twinkling of an eye the kindly look, the loving 
tone and the tender touch shall be known no more. 

When we see the ambitions of men destroyed; when we see him 
struggling with mind and body in legitimate prayer to accomplish some 
end; when we see his aim and purpose frustrated by combination of 
circumstances over which he has no control; when we see the out¬ 
stretched hand just about to grasp the flag of victory take instead the 
emblem of defeat, we ask what is Life? Dreams, awakening and 
death, a pendulum twixt a smile and a tear; a momentary halt within 
the waste, and then the nothing we started from, “a walking shadow, 
a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then 
is heard no more”, just a tale that is told, a child-blown bubble that 
but reflects the light and shadow of its environment and is gone, a 
mockery, a sham? 

Have we ever considered how God scatters his sunbeams over the 
universe? He scatters them like lamellated gold upon the bosom of 
myriad lakes that gem the verdant robe of nature; throws the rainbow 
across the heavens with its varying hues arching the glories of mother 
earth; spangles the canopy of night with star jewels and silvers the 
world with the reflected beams of Cynthia’s mellow face; hangs the 
gorgeous crimson curtain of the Occident across the sleeping room of 
the sun; wakes the coy maid of dawn to step timidly from her boudoir 
of darkness to climb the steps of the orient and fling wide open the 
gates of the morning. Then, tripping o’er the landscape, kissing the 
flowers in her flight she wakes the birds to herald with their music 
the coming of her King who floods the world with refulgent gold. 
Are these wasted sunbeams? 

Can it be denied that there is a God when we look upon the alluring 
picture of Nature? The mountains, oceans, lakes, streams, forests, 


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fields of grain, and all growing things—evidences of an Infinite Power 
and wisdom by whom they were made possible. Nature is a book in 
which God has revealed Himself to the mind of man and in a review of 
its pages the image of the great Creator can be seen and an understand¬ 
ing had of the Infinite workings. 

Greater than the work of art is the skill that placed it upon the can¬ 
vas. Here amidst the mountains we can comprehend something of the 
eternity of the one by whom all nature was brought into being. As 
we think of the length of time they have stood and how long they will 
defy the hand of time in the future we commence to get a glimpse of the 
eternity of them and yet they are but a feeble symbol of the eternity of 
the One who created them. Coleridge wrote a morning hymn to God 
when rising early he looked upon Mount Blanc as it stood white and 
majestic among the silent sea of pines: 

“Thou dread ambassador from earth to heaven, 

Tell thou the silent sky, 

And tell the stars, and tell yon rising sun, 

Earth with her thousand voices praises God.” 

Can we say of a truth that mute and inanimate things, changed by 
the forces of nature into various forms, can never die and if so can we 
then in the course of logic and reason argue that the spirit of man 
shall perish after it has inhabited this tenement of clay? Why do the 
spring flowers come after the cold death of Winter and the barren trees 
bud in the springtime and bring forth their fruits in the Fall? The 
grain of wheat in which there is the invisible something which possesses 
the power to discard the visible body and create a new body. If, then, 
the visible germ of life in the grain of wheat can pass through succeed¬ 
ing changes can we question that our souls shall clothe themselves 
with new bodies in a new existence? 

There are some who say that the grave is the end of all; that life, 
the great gift of God to man, is lost in the silence of the tomb. There 
are those who doubt and then there are those who believe that the 
Soul is immortal. As for me, I have a faith based upon the teachings 
of the great Emancipator who said: “Whither I go ye know, and the 
way ye know; and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come 
again and receive you that where I am, there ye may be also.” In 
us all there gleams the star of hope and when the dark and gloomy 
clouds gather in the presence of death, let us hope that it will be the 
morning Star of Eternal Day. 

It is sad indeed that in the midst of the successes and triumphant 
onward march of our beloved order we must pause at our annual 
communications to pay tribute to our lemanted and honored dead. The 
angel of Death has touched our fraternal circle and borne aloft the 
enfranchised souls of brethren near and dear. Though they are gone 
from among us there is left by their lives and teachings the seeds which 
will bring forth fruit broadening the spirit of our charity, increasing 
the influence of our love for our fellowmen and our reverence for 
God, and, as a handmaiden to religion tending toward the higher life. 

While we mourn their loss and sympathize with their loved ones left 


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behind, we are consoled in the belief that they have only gone before. 
Doctor James Craig. 

“He saved others , himself he could not -save ” 

The faithful family doctor always waiting for the summons at any 
hour of the day or night and through sunshine and storm, hastens to 
the relief of those in pain and distress. Counsellor and friend, at¬ 
tached to family and community by the strong ties of sacred confi¬ 
dence. When dread disease or accident has suddenly stricken down a 
loved one, how anxiously we await his welcome footsteps, how with 
trustful heart we listen to his cheering words, how he inspires us with 
the hope of speedy recovery. The secrets of home are often imparted 
to him and exposed to his honor. He comes to the bedside of the 
.suffering mother as she borders the valley of the shadow of death, 
and with tender care helps to bring into this world of love, sunshine 
and happiness, a new life to gladden the home. From the cradle to 
the grave, at beck and call, the family physician comes to us as a 
ministering angel to soothe, comfort and cure. 

As in the lives of others, another summons comes. It may come 
as the sun is breaking over the eastern hills; it may come as the 
day is drawing to a close or at the midnight hour, upon an errand of 
aid or within the sacred precincts of home. It is the summons of the 
Great Physician beckoning the faithful family doctor to the place of 
many mansions. “He saved others, himself he could not save.” He 
answers the call to enter into a higher ministry with the sincerest of 
benedictions which can come from the hearts of men, “God bless the 
family doctor.” 

September 15th, 1922, marked the peaceful closing of a useful life 
when Doctor James Craig, for thirty-one years a resident of the City 
of Columbus, answered the last Great Call. He was a member of the 
old school of physicians. He practiced in a day when the auto was 
an unknown luxury in making his calls and many nights have found 
him on some desolate road driving the steady team through bitter storm 
to attend the sick or injured. In civic life he was a staunch supporter 
of the highest standards for the welfare of the people and community. 
During the World War he employed his professional service as a patri¬ 
otic duty serving as examining physician on the draft board of Still¬ 
water county. 

Doctor Craig came of an old New England family, being born at 
Dixmont, Penobscot county, Maine, April 28th, 1850. He came to 
Montana in 1891, living in White Sulphur Springs till 1898 when he 
moved to Columbus where he was ever active in the affairs of the 
community serving at mayor for ten years and always a force for good. 

Worshipful Brother Craig was a physician in Masonry as well as 
in the world, always ready to answer the call of Masonic duty. His 
lovable character endeared him to the hearts of his brethren for he 
always presented a cure for all Masonic ailments, preserving harmony 
in the Craft. His prominence in Montana Masonry caused our Grand 
Lodge to recognize his ability and in 1910 selected him as Grand Stand- 


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ard Bearer and in 1911, Senior Grand Steward. Our friend and 
brother will be missed. He lived a noble life of service and has gone 
to his just reward. From such a life may we draw the lesson of 
Service. 

“In life and death all travel towards God’s throne, 

His hands reach out to draw us gently home; 

He at our journey’s end, gives perfect rest; 

His heart the only homeland of the blest—* 

This much we know.” 

Theodore Brantly. 

Past Grand Master. 

On the sixteenth day of September, 1922, there departed from us 
Theodore Brantly, Chief Justice of Montana and a Past Grand Master 
of this Jurisdiction. So deeply had our Brother enshrined himself 
in the hearts of his countrymen that the announcement of his death 
caused the citizens of this state to regard the sad event as a personal as 
well as a great public loss. Seldom has one passed from these earthly 
scenes with such unanimous plaudits over good deeds done. 

Never had any state a more faithful servant, nor one who held and 
exemplified higher private and public ideals. For thirty years he was 
the upright, fearless, impartial judge. Six of these years he served as 
Judge of the Third Judicial District, and for twenty-four he was Chief 
Justice of our Supreme Court. He became Chief Justice in one.of the 
most trying periods of our state’s history. Mining litigation of un¬ 
precedented importance, charged with great bitterness, convulsed the 
state, swayed its politics and involved its courts. With calm and 
steady purpose to do the right this great Chief Justice discharged his 
duty so nobly that he received the encomiums of his fellow citizens 
by being thrice thereafter elected to the highest judicial office within 
their gift. His opinions appear in 42 volumes of Montana Law Reports. 
It is not an exaggeration to say that while all have the stamp of excel¬ 
lence, some are worthy of being considered great. His labors were 
prodigious. Indeed, his fidelity to his trust, his unceasing labors 
when he should have been conserving his health, undoubtedly brought 
his end years sooner than it should have come. Yet we, his brethren, 
have nothing to regret save that after years of honorable service done, 
he was not spared to enjoy a serene age with wife, children and 
friends. 

In his address to Grand Lodge as Grand Master in 1901, he struck 
these notes: 

“The virtue of a state is measured by the average standard of virtue 
in the individual citizen.” • 

“The administration of public affairs is but the reflex of private life. 
What is tolerated or permitted or done in the one is exemplified in the 
other. What the citizen is, the government is. The latter can rise no 
higher in the scale than does the former. If the citizen loses sight of 
the highest ideals, the state suffers in like measure.” 

“Throughout the history of the organization it has stood for human 


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liberty, equality, and fraternity. This has been preeminently true of 
the organization in this state, as those of us can testify who have wit¬ 
nessed the growth of our splendid commonwealth from its foundation 
by the hardy pioneers until the present time. If it is not our primary 
object to elevate and maintain the standard of virtue in the citizen, 
individually and collectively, both by precept and example, and to 
apply the principles of justice in our private and public affairs then 
I have misconceived the aims and purposes of speculative Masonry.” 

Theodore Brantly was born in Wilson County, Tennessee, February 
12, 1851. His father, Edwin Theodore Brantly, was a Presbyterian 
clergyman of Nashville. His mother, Eliza Brown, was a daughter of 
Duncan Brown of Giles, Tennessee. On his father’s side the descent is 
Holland Dutch mixed with Hugenot and English blood. On the moth¬ 
er’s side it is Scotch. No better blood ever entered the composition of 
American citizenship. 

After leaving the common schools he entered the Southwestern Pres¬ 
byterian University at Clarksville, Tennessee, from whence he was 
graduated as valedictorian in 1875. Choosing the profession of law, 
he entered Cumberland University at Lebanon, and was graduated as 
Bachelor of Laws in 1881. After two years’ practice at Lebanon, 
Tennessee, he became professor of ancient languages at Lincoln Uni¬ 
versity, Illinois, from whence he resigned and became professor of 
ancient languages in the College of Montana at Deer Lodge, at the 
earnest solicitation of his cousin, Dr. D. J. McMillan, president of the 
institution. After two years’ teaching at the latter institution he took 
up the practice of law at Deer Lodge. 

In 1892 he was elected judge of the Third Judicial District and re¬ 
elected in 1896. At the general election in 1898 he was chosen Chief 
Justice of the Supreme Court, which position he filled with credit to 
himself and to the satisfaction of people of all classes and parties. 

In Masonry he was first initiated in Deer Lodge No. 14, May 7, 
1892, passed July 1, 1893, raised on September 18, 1893, and was 
elected Worshipful Master of his lodge in 1899. 

In Grand Lodge he was elected Junior Grand Warden in 1898, Senior 
Grand Warden in 1899 and Grand Master in 1900. 

In the absence of Grand Master Barret during much of his term 
and the death of Deputy Grand Master Chappie, devolved the duties 
of Grand Master upon him during most of the preceding term and fitted 
him better for the duties of the office during his own term, which was 
most creditable and prosperous. 

Brother Brantly reached the highest point in Ancient Craft Masonry 
in exactly seven years and one day after being made a Mason—a 
remarkable record. 

He took no (Jegrees other than those of the lodge. 

Chief Justice Brantly left to his family and his brethren the record 
of a pure and stainless life, and to his state a record of public service 
which sets a standard for the emulation of the young men and women 
of succeeding generations. 

“Through the drear silence of the moonless dark, 

Leaving no footprint on the road it trod, 


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Straight as an arrow cleaving to its mark, 
The soul went home to God. 

‘Alas!’ they cried—-‘he never saw the morn, 
But fell asleep outwearied with the strife!— 
Nay, rather, he arose and met the dawn 
Of everlasting life.” 


Otto Francis Wasmansdorff 


Past Grand Master. 


One of the great arts which has given form to the life and thought 
of man is Architecture. Man is a builder. He mentally pictures the 
design and draws upon the trestleboard of realization the plan of his 
thought, which when completed, forms the structure of his physical 
necessity or spiritual aspiration. As Dr. Newton has said: “The first 
great impulse of all architecture is the demand for shelter which in¬ 
cludes a home for the soul. Throughout time the art of architecture 
has been mingled with a religious purpose. “Man has ever been trying 
to build to heaven, embodying his prayer and his dream in brick and 
stone.” As he significantly manifests himself in material architecture 
so he also displays his genius in spiritual architecture in the construc¬ 
tion of the unseen Temple. The elements of sacrifice, accuracy of 
workmanship and permanency were the fundamental ideals of the 
ancient builders as they endeavored to procure the best of materials and 
skilled workmen which made for permanency in the structure which 
they sought. Light was their religion and Darkness was evil and death. 
These elements are the foundation stones of Masonry, material and 
moral, in the need and aspiration of man. The votaries of our Institu¬ 
tion by faith in quest of the ideal with a love for the light of knowledge 
are enabled to build the unseen structure more serene and beautiful in 
accordance with the divine plan. 

Our beloved brother, like one of our traditional Grand Masters, 
was an architect with a trestleboard full of designs both Masonic and 
professional. Montana Masonry has felt the pulsation of the vigorous 
personality of this master workman and the moral and spiritual plans 
which he laid down will ever be an inspiration for the brethren of this 
great state to build more stately mansions for the approval of the 
Supreme Architect of the Universe. 

Most Worshipful Brother Wasmansdorff was born in the city of 
Chicago on July 24, 1877, and attended the public schools and the 
German-American Academy in Chicago till 1893. For three years 
following he pursued education and training at St. John’s Military 
Academy at Delafield, Wisconsin. At the University of Wisconsin he 
took the full four year course and was graduated from the Engineering 
Department in 1900. In 1901 he came to Montana, locating at Lewis- 
town—the metropolis of the fertile Judith Basin. 

In 1902 he was married to Miss Mary Louise Carlton of Milwaukee, 
Wisconsin, who also is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. 
Their family consists of two boys and one girl—a lively and most in¬ 
teresting group. 


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Our beloved Brother was a Montana-made Mason. He was initiated 
in Lewistown Lodge No. 37, March 5, 1904; passed on March 19, 1904, 
and raised April 5, 1904. In 1908 he was chosen Master of his lodge 
and displayed so much zeal and ability in that station that he was re¬ 
elected in 1909. It was during his term as Master that their splendid 
new Masonic Temple was projected and built, nor is it too much to say 
that this was accomplished largely through the instrumentality of 
Brother Wasmansdorff. 

He received the Royal Arch degrees in Hiram Chapter No. 15, at 
Lewistown, being exalted on March 28, 1906. Soon after the establish¬ 
ment of Lewistown Commandery our Brother Companion petitioned 
for the Orders, was elected and Knighted July 15, 1909. He served as 
Eminent Commander in 1913-1914 and conferred the Order of the 
Temple upon 16 postulents. 

Our Brother was an enthusiastic Shriner, holding membership in 
Algeria and served as Imperial Representative. 

In Grand Lodge he was first given an appointment by Grand Master 
Nolan as Junior Grand Deacon. He proved a valuable working member 
of Grand Lodge and was steadily given advancement and by election 
became Grand Master at the annual communication in 1913. * 

Among other things achieved by our Brother was his attendance at 
the St. Louis conference of Grand Masters held during May, 1914. 
Thirty Grand Lodges were represented at that notable gathering. The 
inspiration derived and the information gleaned from the discussion of 
various topics of general interest, Brother Wasmansdorff regarded as 
decidedly worth while. 

His year as Grand Master was one of great advantage to the Craft 
and the readiness with which he enlisted the co-operation of his asso¬ 
ciate officers and the Past Grand Masters clearly showed the splendid 
fraternal and executive abilities with which he was so richly endowed. 

January 3rd, 1923, marked the passing of this noble man and Mason. 
His seat is vacant and his brethren mourn. May he ever live in our 
memories as a man whose life is worthy of emulation. 

“A builder builded a temple, 

He wrought it with grace and skill— 

Pillars and groins and arches 
All fashioned to work his will. 

And men said, as they saw its beauty, 

‘It never shall know decay. 

Great is thy skill, oh, builder, 

Thy fame shall endure for aye’.” 

Carlton W. Mather. 

“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree; he shall grow like 
a cedar in Lebanon.” In the city of Butte last January twenty-fifth 
the soul of a brave and good man winged its flight into the great 
beyond. A silent soldier, a tall tree in Lebanon, had fallen. With 
fortitude and faith which characterized his earthly existence, he went 
forth to join his brethren in the Supreme Grand Lodge above. As one 


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of those noble pioneer brethren he felled the timber in the Masonic 
forest of Montana to lay the foundation and build the first temple 
which has grown to mighty proportions. This tall cedar of Lebanon, 
stalwart, patriotic and righteous, contributed his part in unselfish 
devotion to the cause of our Sublime Institution which reflected his 
true worth as a man in the early history of Montana. How much we 
of today owe to the unfailing faith and fortitude of these silent soldiers. 
Without ostentation and clamor they quietly blazed the trail, laying 
well the foundation stones for the future of a wonderful state. Through 
hardship and heartaches they built and kept alive the fire of Truth 
and Love on the Masonic Altars of pioneer days which has spread 
in the succeeding years to a marvelous conflagration of fraternal 
brotherhood whose regenerative influence has touched the lives of 
nearly twenty thousand men who pay tribute to these illustrious men 
and brethren. 

The funeral scene in the beautiful Temple at Butte touched the hearts 
of our brethren present for the sad duty was at hand to place at final 
rest all that was mortal of the last survivor of the first Grand Lodge 
of Montana which met at Virginia City in 1866. It is a remarkable 
co-incident that the passing of Brother Mather occurred on the fifty- 
seventh anniversary of the organization of our Grand Lodge of which 
he was the first Senior Grand Deacon. The last of those beloved breth¬ 
ren has gone into that unknown country from whose bourne no traveler 
returns. All that is left is the beautiful memory. May we ever cherish 
their lives and their sterling examples of faith and love worthy of 
emulation. 

Brother Mather answered the final summons January 25th, 1923, at 
the age of eighty-three. He hqd been a resident of Montana for more 
than sixty years. At the time of his death he was a member of Butte 
Lodge No. 22, with which body he had been affiliated for thirty-two 
years. He was also a member of Deer Lodge Chapter No. 3, Royal 
Arch Masons, and Montana Commandery No. 3, Knights Templar of 
Butte. 

Brother Mather had followed mining quite extensively until very 
recent years when because of ill health he was forced to retire. He 
was a true Western character whose word was as good as his bond. 
From his life may we gather the lesson of faith and fidelity. 

“We’ll not forget thee, we who stay 
To work a little longer here; 

Thy name, thy faith, thy love shall be 
On memory’s page all bright and clear.” 


Will F. Whitaker. 

February 10th, 1923, chronicled the passing of our beloved brother 
at his home in the city of Sand Point, Idaho. Although a resident 
of our sister Jurisdiction for many years yet he belonged to us. He 
was devoted to Masonry and served as Worshipful Master of Helena 


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Lodge No. 3 and Grand Marshal of this Grand Lodge in 1896. He 
was a thorough ritualist and was one of the first to thoroughly master 
the present ritual of the Grand Lodge. 

Brother Whitaker was born November 10, 1852, near Liverpool, 
England. Lie acquired a liberal education in the English schools and 
afterward received a thorough training in office work and accounting. 
In 1869 he removed with his father’s family to Butler County, Iowa, 
where he took up the profession of teaching until 1886 when he came to 
Helena, Montana, entering the employ of the old Montana Central 
Railway Company, later serving the Great Northern system when chat 
company absorbed the Montana Central. In 1898 he moved to Sand 
Point, Idaho, where he engaged in various enterpises and served his 
state as State Senator and Probate Judge. 

Brother Whitaker was one of those stalwart souls which gave of its 
strength in the winning of the west. It is said of him that no man in the 
history of his home city had ever given so much of himself in public 
service with so little reward in material compensation. Yet he gave of 
himself uncomplainingly, the material competence of reward unsought. 
He ardently supported the public schools, always fighting for the 
progress of educational advantages. His sympathy and efforts for high 
standards in the social life of the community and the strong heart with 
which he found the barren declining years of life through adversity and 
ill health, all attested to the steixing worth of a man the west was proud 
to own. 

He lent his friendly counsel to those movements born of public pur¬ 
pose, yet when defeat came his way his acceptance was gracious and 
left no bitter ashes. Onward and upward, forward to better things, 
were the motives that imbued him and- when the days of illness and 
invalidism came upon him he faced the tiresome hours with the courage 
which comes from faith in the Deity. 

How often in the days of his adversity must he have been alone 
with his God upon the desolate stretch of dragging time—an invalid— 
to have seen the fading light grow dim and days limp slowly forward 
to the end of time with his faith in life and destiny unimpaired. Only 
the vehicle of his faith could have borne his spirit cheerful to the pass¬ 
ing beyond the veil. 

There is a lesson in his life and in his death—his being and his going. 
It is the lesson of the spiritual reward that comes with a life well 
lived and a rest well earned. It is the lesson that shows the worth of 
friendly cheer, though the way be dark and the path rough, along the 
oft-times strenuous course to the achievement of worth while things. 

We join with our brethren of Idaho in saying that he was a man 
we were proud to have known and sorry to have lost. 

“Life’s labor done, 

Serenely to his final rest he passed, 

While the soft memories of his virtues yet, 

Linger like sunlight hues when that bright orb has set.” 


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Edward Southwick Stackpole. 

Past Grand Master. 

As the Northern Lights in all their splendor were receding in a glory 
of varied hues and the shadows of night were passing into the first 
gleams of a new day, the White Camel called Death knelt at the door of 
our fraternal household summoning one of our honored brethren to 
mount to take the long journey into that unknown land from which no 
traveler returns. As he realized that the time for departure from this 
earthly life was at hand, looking back over a long and useful life of 
eighty-eight years, he said with a smile, “It has been a long and pleas¬ 
ant journey and now I am ready to go.” 

Brother Stackpole was born at Vassalboro, Maine, and as a youth he 
moved to Rhode Island. He was educated in the Friends School at 
Newport, Rhode Island, and finished at Brown College, which later 
became Brown University. 

As a young man, in 1861, he migrated to the west, going first to 
Napa, California. The trip was made by way of the Isthmus of Pan¬ 
ama. Three years later he went to Boise, Idaho, where he engaged in 
the mercantile business. The following year he made a trip east 
over the plains to purchase a stock of goods, and in 1866 he settled in 
Montana making the trip there with the famous Fisk train, of which 
Captain James L. Fisk was the leader. 

For a short time Brother Stackpole resided at Virginia City and later 
at Highland Gulch, but he finally located for a more extensive period 
at Deer Lodge, Montana. That was in 1870. During that term of 
years he owned drugstores at Deer Lodge and at Helena. For sixteen 
years he was postmaster at Deer Lodge, receiving his first appointment 
from President Grant. 

In 1872 Brother Stackpole was married, taking as his bride Miss 
Mary McKinstry, who survives him together with five children. 

During the greater portion of his life Brother Stackpole was an active 
Mason. He was Master of Deer Lodge No. 14 and Past Grand Master 
of Montana in 1874-75. As Grand Master of Montana he laid the cor¬ 
nerstone of the United States assay office at Helena. 

In 1902, Brother Stackpole, although then well along in years but 
still with the pioneer spirit which had prompted him to cross the 
plains in the early days, went to Alaska, settling in Ketchikan. He 
was appointed United States Commissioner by Judge Melville C. Brown, 
and was reappointed by Judges Royal A. Gunnison, Thomas R. Lyone 
and R. W. Jennings, which position he held until 1917, when he re¬ 
signed. 

May each of us so order our lives that when the final call comes 
and looking back over the years we may say with a smile as did our 
eminent brother and friend: “It has been a long and pleasant journey 
and now I am ready to go.” 

We yield the body of our beloved brother to its final dust; we com¬ 
mend his spirit to God who gave it; and cherish his memory in our 
hearts. 


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“Lord of all! Below—above— 

Fill our hearts with 
Truth and Love; 

As dissolves our 
Earthly Tie; 

Take us to Thy Lodge 
On High.” 

Robert Vickers. 

“Life! We have been long together, 

Through pleasant and through cloudy weather; 

’Tis hard to part when friends are dear, 

Perhaps ’twill cost a sigh, a tear; 

Then steal away; give little warning; 

Choose thine own time. 

Say not, Good Night, but in some brighter clime, 

Bid me, Good Morning!” 

“A feeling of sadness comes o’er me that my soul cannot resist” as 
I stand here this morning and in a feeble way attempt to pay a tribute 
to a loving friend and brother. He was nearing the evening of a sub¬ 
lime life filled with love and hope, ecstacy and faith. Through sun 
and shade of alternating day and night he journeyed on through life’s 
hours of chance and song with a pity for those who toiled and wept; 
tears for the despised, love for the honored dead and always in his 
heart the joy of high resolve and at last, weary and worn, he was 
gathered into the loving arms of the Great Heart and wooed to the 
shadowy shores of eternal sleep. 

His life was rich with love for his family, friends, and brethren and 
every day jeweled with thoughts of kindness and mercy. He was a 
brave and tender man, through every storm a refuge, and in sunshine 
a flower, always merciful to the weak and a sustaining power to the 
strong. He never faltered in his duty public or private, and faithfully 
discharged all trusts committed to his care. 

In Masonry he was a pillar of strength, honored and beloved by his 
brethren and as we wander through the gallery of memory we can see 
the impress of his life upon our Institution from its beginning in our 
fair state to the time of his death. He came in the early sixties and 
when others came to old Virginia City to take from the earth the 
hidden treasures of gold and silver “Uncle Bob” sought the precious 
veins of character in the hearts of men. His devotion to Masonry 
was eloquent in deeds of loyalty to the Order and charity toward his 
brethren and fellows. His labors in Masonry were rewarded by eleva¬ 
tion to places of distinction, having served as Master of his Lodge, High 
Priest of Virginia City Chapter No. 1 and Commander of our first Com- 
mandery; Secretary and Recorder of the Chapter and Commandery, 
continuing in the last two stations named up to the time of his death. 

The sessions of our Grand Bodies were never complete in the hearts 
of our brethren unless “Uncle Bob” answered the roll call. His pres¬ 
ence was a blessing, his words a benediction. No more in this earthly 


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lodge shall we clasp the hand of our brother nor receive from him 
the cheering words of encouragement. He has answered the last Roll 
Call and entered the Lodge above, in the Unseen City where the glimmer 
of pearl and the glint of gold with a breath from the souls of roses 
steal over his calm repose. 

April the fourteenth, nineteen twenty-three, he was laid to rest amid 
the scenes of his long and active life by his brethren in accordance 
with the rites of our Order. The Templar service was used in the an¬ 
cient lodge room with the lodge officiating at the grave. The services 
were impressive and the sorrowing friends and relatives with whom 
we join our hearts will always think of “Uncle Bob” as “just away.” 

“We cannot say, and we will not say 

That he is dead—he is just away 

With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand, 

He has wandered into that unknown land, 

And left us thinking how very fair 
It needs must be, since he lingers there.” 

Peter Morris. 

“Sunset and evening star, 

And one clear call for me! 

And may there be no moaning of the bar, 

' When I put out to sea.” 

There are those in life who appear only in the chorus of the activities 
of men. They may not have a solo part nor meet with great ovations 
as they cross the stage of existence, yet their voices cheer the travelers 
and build the harmonies of ideals in the great anthem of human en¬ 
deavor. Their good deeds are performed without notice or comment 
and they silently build their temples in good works feeling that the 
highest reward of service is the privilege of having been of service to 
some soul or to some cause. They treasure up the pure and the good 
and in so doing ornament society believing that Truth is to be esteemed 
above all price both as a trait in man and as a gift from God. Their 
lives are songs, and like flowers, cheer and refresh the lives of others in 
trouble and need, satisfied to labor without the applause of men. Of 
their deeds of charity and beneficence they never speak, always striving 
for perfection which will determine their value in life. Though they 
do not occupy the center of the stage they possess a knowledge of the 
philosophy of life which, if exposed, would cause the blush of ignor¬ 
ance to cover the countenance of the four-flusher and false teacher. 
In the great day their lives will be judged by their splendid deeds which 
have passed unnoticed and unminded in human associations. 

A few weeks ago there came to my notice a copy of a letter from a 
Provincial Constable in Alaska addressed to the Secretary of Lewistown 
Lodge No. 37 which contained the sad news of the drowning of our 
brother in the North Pacific. He was alone in a small skiff off Hard¬ 
wick Island on the evening of April second and was carried away in the 
darkness by a strong ebb tide. Although help was sent to his rescue he 
could not be found. 


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It was my pleasure to meet and converse with this brother in my 
visitation to Ottawa lodge. I was deeply impressed with his knowledge 
not only of Masonry but of history and philosophy. At his advanced 
age he was still studying to learn more of life. He was on his way to 
Cooks Inlet, Alaska, in quest of gold, but fate decreed otherwise. 

When his soul passed into the Great Beyond, there was none present 
to mark its passing. No songs were sung by loving friends or kind 
words offered. No Sprig of Acacia marks his last resting place and 
we, his brethren, must wait to meet him again in the lodge beyond the 
skies. 

“He was a friend whose friends were proud of the relation 
A brother loving, zealous, and true, 

With all the qualities to compel our love, 

And make us feel our loss irreparable. 

A Glance Over the Field. 

A review of the Masonic world reveals the forward march of our 
Institution. As I look out over the broad, expansive field of Masonry 
I am convinced that our Fraternity is advancing, improving and broad¬ 
ening in its power and influence and keeping step with the march of 
mankind. Our Order has ever adjusted itself to the conditions and de¬ 
mands of every period making it effective in the fulfillment of the great 
purpose, justifying its existence. There is more of a concrete effort 
in motion to teach the young Mason his duty toward the Institution, 
what it really is and how to serve it best to make it effective in the 
affairs of men and applying its spirit and teachings to the problems of 
the day. There is developing a determined scrutiny in the selection 
of candidates having a tendency to eliminate the opportunist and the 
hypocrite. 

The wrath of man is the high tragedy of God. Sensing the impera¬ 
tive need of a greater knowledge of our Institution, its principles and 
lessons, at the close of a great world struggle for the mastery of right 
over wrong, an effective program of Masonic education was conceived 
and promulgated to arouse interest among the brethren to overcome 
that element of inertia and apathy which had crept silently into the 
Craft through the door of indifference and selfishness, which paralyzes 
Masonic thought and action. The greatest minds of the Craft realized 
that the future of Masonry rested in the bringing of the wisdom of the 
past to the service of the present, in teaching the truth which makes 
men free, “with malice toward none, with Charity for all.” Manifest¬ 
ing the quality of our private lives and by public service just what 
Masonry means and the character of citizens it produces, Masonry will 
continue in the future as a mighty body of men obligated and trained to 
make liberty, justice and brotherly love prevail in the world. It will 
continue to seek the truth as blind men long for light, serving others, 
country and mankind. What nobler purpose, what higher ideals in 
excellence and worth can engage the magnanimous institution of Mason¬ 
ry than such an illustrious cause? 

In some of our sister jurisdictions wise and timely legislation has 


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been enacted for the benefit of the Craft. Many Grand Jurisdictions 
have appropriated large sums for charitable and altruistic causes. In 
all there has been a spirit of just pride in the service and accomplish¬ 
ments of Masonry. 

Solicitous and deliberate action has marked the deliberations of 
Grand Lodge Communications of Masonic Jurisdictions throughout our 
land evincing the real leadership of Masonry in the United States. 

In our own Grand Jurisdiction peace and harmony prevail with all 
the co-ordinate Masonic Bodies. There is a spirit prevailing among all 
of our lodges of co-ordination and service, a deepening sense of respons¬ 
ibility of man’s relationship to righteousness and civic duty. The inter¬ 
change of visits between the lodges has strengthened the ties of Brother¬ 
hood and promoted fraternal fellowship and harmony. 

The year has been marked by a calm, steady growth, a healthy sign. 
In some of our smaller lodges financial conditions have hindered 
growth but I have found the brethren happy and contented, looking with 
smiling confidence to the future. 

When I weigh and meditate upon the influence and power of nearly 
twenty thousand men standing as true soldiers of Truth, Justice, Liberty 
and Brotherly Love, I am confident that disregard for law and order 
will be checked; that our boys and girls will have an equal opportunity 
in the acquiring of an education; that religion will be supported; that 
benevolence and charity will he promoted and the peace and tran¬ 
quillity of our people continue under the guiding hand of Almighty 
God. 


Finance. 

History narrates that the children of Israel wandered in the wilder¬ 
ness for forty years before reaching the promised land of peace and 
plenty. This Grand Lodge after wandering around in its wilderness 
of business management for fifty-seven years has reached the point in 
my judgment where steps should be taken to install a business system 
for the handling of its affairs. 

In 1920 the Grand Master recommended that the business office of 
this Grand Lodge be systematized to enable our Brother Grand Secre¬ 
tary to better discharge his duties. Certain recommendations were 
made and adopted to this end and when the change is made additional 
expense of $2,100.00 for an assistant to the Grand Secretary and addi¬ 
tional rental of $300.00 will have to be met. 

Last year the total receipts of the Grand Lodge amounted to 
$41,864.33 with total disbursements of $40,367.90 leaving a balance of 
$1,496.34. 

I would recommend that the Finance Committee of this Grand Lodge 
carefully consider our financial affairs, recommending legislation look¬ 
ing toward the increase of our revenue to meet this and other necessary 
expense. 

Visitations. 

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell to¬ 
gether in Unity.” 


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Human fellowship is one of the distinctive notes of Fraternalism. 
Convivial and noble-minded association of men makes a step forward 
toward the sane and authoritative demands of altruism. There never 
was a period in the world’s history when the spirit of social ministry 
and fraternal benevolence in human association were as needful for 
the perpetuation of idealism and Christian citizenship as revealed 
throughout the rites of our Institution as now. The Masonic Fraternity 
should be at the very forefront in demonstrating the reasonableness and 
practicability of the gospel of human fellowship and its officers should 
exemplify a friendly and brotherly attitude in mingling with their 
brethren. Formalism and hindering social barriers by reason of dis¬ 
tinction of rank should be cast aside and the visiting official meet the 
brethren squarely upon the level, manifesting an interest in their 
Masonic and civic activities. 

To reach this plane of brotherly and friendly understanding has 
been the constant aim of your Grand Master during his ministry among 
the brethren. I have striven to touch the responsive chords of brotherly 
love and service and quicken an interest in the problems confronting 
and vitally affecting life and society. If in my fraternal travels I have 
reached forth and saved a single soul from error; if I have calmed 
the tempest of dissension in some fraternal circle and caused the re¬ 
union of brotherly ties; if I have brought happiness into the life of a 
brother; if I have helped to lighten his burden; yes, above all if I, 
as an instrument in the hands of God and in the light of the beautiful 
teachings of our Institution, have caused only one of my brethren to get 
a vision of the greater life and received from him only the smile of 
understanding, this token of appreciation I shall claim as my compen¬ 
sation. 

“To love someone more dearly every day, 

To help a wandering child to find his way, 

To ponder o’er a noble thought, and pray, 

And smile when evening falls; this is my Task. 

To follow Truth as blind men long for light, 

To do my best from dawn of day till night, 

To keep my soul fit for His holy sight, 

And answer when He calls; this is my Task.” 

Many pleasant experiences enter into the tenure of the Grand Master 
but I can think of none more delightful and gratifying than the oppor¬ 
tunity afforded him of fraternizing with the brethren within their own 
lodge rooms and the companionship enjoyed around their family 
hearthstones. My visitations were fraught with happiness and felicity, 
a source of inspiration to me and, I hope, of benefit to the brethren. 
If there existed any clouds of dissension I pray they have dissolved, 
leaving the sky of fraternal brotherhood gleaming with love and endur¬ 
ing friendships. 

In the course of my official travels I touched the shrine of Masonic 
Brotherhood about the altars of fifty-one lodges. 


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Visit to Boulder Lodge No. 41. 

September 16th, 1922. 

My first official visitation was made upon one of the older lodges 
of our Jurisdiction, Boulder Lodge No. 41. I have never come in 
contact with a more earnest body of Masons. These brethren are loyal 
citizens and true to the teachings of our Order carrying the principles 
of our Institution out and into their daily associations. There was a 
splendid attendance at this meeting and the spirit manifested by these 
good brethren and the hearty and sincere welcome accorded me was 
a source of much encouragement in the work which I had planned for 
the year. They made me a happy mortal, unconcerned, being neither 
crushed by any unresponsive attitude nor fearful to meet my brethren of 
Montana in the happy months that were to come. Under the leadership 
of Brothers Leighton, Menzemer and others of Boulder Lodge, Masonry 
will always be at the front in that community and a force for civic 
and righteous advancement. I am profoundly thankful to the splendid 
brethren of Boulder for their many thoughtful kindnesses. 

Reception to Grand High Priest and Visit to Deer Lodge No. 14. 

September 19th, 1922. 

On the rock of Gibraltar there stands a mighty beacon light and 
as the shadows of evening gather, gently pushing back the light of 
day, it casts its rays over the billowy surface of the mighty deep light¬ 
ing the way of the ships that pass in the night. And so with us as we 
sail our course over the ocean of life. We see the becaon lights of 
strong, unswerving personalities here and there serving as a lamp to our 
feet and a light unto our pathway. I am thankful that our great 
Treasure State possesses these strong, illuminating figures, men of 
power, men of compassion, imbued with the divine attribute of service. 
Gibraltars in leadership, never ending luminaries, their lives as guiding 
signals to the ceaseless fleet of their fellowmen passing along the 
course of life. 

It was my high privilege in company with Most Worshipful Brother 
Hepner, Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden Hart, Right Worship¬ 
ful Grand Secretary Hedges and Brothers John G. Brown, David R. 
Wallace and Earl J. Murphy, to officially visit Deer Lodge No. 14 and 
also participate in a joint reception held by Deer Lodge No. 14 and 
Valley Chapter No. 4, Royal Arch Masons, for Most Excellent Com¬ 
panion Alf Whitworth, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, Royal 
Arch Masons of Montana, this being the thirty-fifth anniversary of 
Most Excellent Companion Whitworth’s arrival in the city of Deer 
Lodge. This gathering was a touching tribute to one of Montana’s fore¬ 
most citizens and Masons, a man whose life is worthy of pattern not 
only as a citizen but as a Mason occupying the highest confidence of his 
brethren and friends. His Masonry is sufficient because it can be seen. 
A lamp does not talk but it shines. The lighthouse sounds no alarm, 
it beats no drum, and yet its friendly gleam can be seen by the mariner 
far over the water. So it is with Most Excellent Companion Alf, his 
actions reflect his Masonry. The sermon of his life is illustrated by his 


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conduct and it shall not fail to be illustrious. To me he has been a 
friend, a counsellor, a brother and I pray that as the years go by, 
even unto the end and beyond, we will ever be close in sympathy and 
accord. 

Our brother Grand Secretary was afforded the opportunity by the 
toastmaster of presenting what he termed the “extinguished” guests 
and in wit and humor conveyed to the brethren his honest opinion of 
the official visitors. Brothers Hepner, Brown and Hart were at their 
best. Most Excellent Companion Whitworth closed the speaking pro¬ 
gram at the festive board in a most appealing address and each brother 
present carried away with him the thought of more honest endeavor in 
his life as a citizen and Mason. The Grand Master and the many 
visitors from all parts of western Montana were the happy recipients 
of the bounteous hospitality of Most Excellent Companion Whitworth 
and his brethren. 

Fortieth Anniversary of Yellowstone No. 26 —Miles City. 

October 4th, 1922. 

I visited and participated in the fortieth anniversary of Yellowstone 
Lodge No. 26, at Miles City, the home of my illustrious predecessor, 
Most Worshipful Brother Henry C. Smith. A sumptuous dinner was 
served at six o’clock. The crowning event of this auspicious occasion 
was the lecture delivered by Past Grand Master Lew L. Callaway on 
“Vigilante Days and Early Masonry in Montana.” It was a most 
pleasing, entertaining and instructive address, an inspiration to every 
brother in attendance. I was accompanied on this visitations by Right 
Worshipful Senior Grand Warden H. L. Hart and Worshipful Junior 
Grand Steward George P. Porter. To Most Worshipful Brother Smith 
and the Brethren of Miles City I am deeply indebted for the many 
courtesies and kind hospitality accorded your Grand Master. The 
brethren of this active and progressive lodge are ever alert in the 
cause of Masonry. 

Installation of Grand Chaplain Wolfe and Visit With Ashlar 

No. 29. 

October 5th, 1922. 

This was a most pleasant official meeting with the brethren of Ashlar 
Lodge No. 29. The pleasure of this visitation was enhanced by the 
ceremony of installation, when our loving friend and brother, George 
D. Wolfe, was installed in the honored station of Grand Chaplain of 
this Grand Lodge. A splendid spirit of brotherly co-operation is mani¬ 
fested in this Lodge due in no small way to the sincere Masonic leader¬ 
ship of our genial Deputy Grand Master Bell. This association was 
one of the most enjoyable of the year. 

Visit to Acacia No. 33 On Their 36th Anniversary. 

October 7th, 1922. 

In the making of the west, Masonry performed a large and interest¬ 
ing part. Through its benign influence in the early history of our own 


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Treasure State, law and order were established and strong men of 
vision bowed themselves to the task of laying the foundation upon 
which was to be builded a great state rich in many resources, one of 
which developed into the mining of precious metals and their treatment 
into the glittering finished product. A visit to the wonderful smelting 
plant at Anaconda wherein the crude metals mined from the depths of 
the earth are refined and prepared for the use of man, convinces me 
that in this great process a lesson may be drawn applicable to Masonry. 
One need go no further for a practical Masonic demonstration of the 
mining and purifying process of men who seek the refining influences 
of Masonry than to call upon the brethren of Acacia Lodge No. 33 
in the city of Anaconda. This pleasure fell to my lot on the occasion 
of the thirty-sixth anniversary of their active and successful lodge. 
The meeting with boyhood friends and renewing friendships with those 
long in the service of our Fraternity brought to my heart a joy un¬ 
speakable. At the close of the lodge room ceremony adjournment was 
taken to the banquet table where an excellent dinner was served and 
a program of addresses given, inspiring and helpful. I was accompanied 
upon this visitation by Worshipful Brother George P. Porter. 

Visit to Ottawa Lodge No. 51— Marysville. 

October 13th, 1922. 

In the congenial company of our beloved Grand Secretary, Cornelius 
Hedges, Jr., and Worshipful Brother George P. Porter, Junior Grand 
Steward, I was the guest of Ottawa Lodge No. 51, in the old mining 
camp of Marysville. Here, high up among the mountains, we found 
a little band of sixteen men, earnest and faithful holding together the 
fraternal ties formed in the years gone by, determined that the tree 
of Masonic truth, long since planted by the sturdy brethren of the 
old mining days, should not perish but from the pinnacle of the 
mighty Rockies continue to cast its shade of tender, benign, fraternal 
love over the Masonic valleys, fields and plains of the Treasure State 
Jurisdiction in the years that are to come. In the fellowship of this 
visitation the thought uppermost in my mind was the constancy, zeal 
and loyalty displayed by these brethren, some of whom walked seven 
and ten miles over the mountain trails to attend this meeting. At the 
close of the Communication a delicious banquet was served after which 
your Grand Master, at the request and on behalf of the brethren of 
Ottawa Lodge, presented Brother Peter Morris, one of the pioneer 
brothers and miners of Montana, with a token suitable to his comfort 
on his journey to Alaska in quest of gold. I have never enjoyed a 
more pleasant Masonic association nor received more courteous atten¬ 
tions. 


Valley Lodge No. 21— at Townsend Visited. 

October 14th, 1922. 

In one of the oldest communities of our great state, Townsend, the 
brethren of Valley Lodge No. 21, received me most cordially in one 
of the enthusiastic meetings of the year. The little lodge room was 


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filled and a splendid spirit prevailed. This delightful visitation was 
brought to a close-with refreshments and addresses. Again I was 
favored with the company of our Brother Grand Secretary together 
with Brothers Rae Q. Smith and Alban Nixon of Helena. Valley 
Lodge is progressive and an instrument for good in that locality. 

Visit to Loyalty Lodge No. 121—Wolf Point. 

October 16th, 1922. 

The brethren of Loyalty Lodge No. 121, Wolf Point, showered upon 
me many kindnesses during my stay of the day and night in that hust¬ 
ling little city of northeastern Montana. A luncheon and dinner with 
the officers of the lodge; a visit to the Fort Peck Indian school as the 
guest of Brother S. T. Cogswell, with a sincere and brotherly reception 
in the evening, closed a delightful visitation. The brethren of Loyalty 
Lodge are active and a force for good in their community. 

Scobey Lodge No. 109 Visited. 

October 17th, 1922. 

A most pleasant auto ride across the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, 
through the courtesy of the brethren of Wolf Point, brought me to the 
little city of Scobey, one of the largest wheat markets of the world. 
In the evening the brethren of Scobey Lodge No. 109 cordially received 
me and in their midst I felt the strong influence of Masonic associa¬ 
tion. I am grateful to these enthusiastic brethren for their kind hos¬ 
pitality. 


Visitation to Plentywood No. 91. 

October 18th, 1922. 

A large and brotherly reception awaited me upon my visitation to 
Plentywood Lodge No. 91. I was royally entertained by these wide¬ 
awake brethren and impressed with their Masonic spirit. I am espe¬ 
cially indebted to Worshipful Brother Wagner and others of this lodge 
for their many thoughtful acts which added to my comfort and 
pleasure. 

Eagle Lodge No. 103— Redstone Visited. 

October 19th, 1922. 

Accompanied by Brothers Bennett and Wagner of Plentywood I 
drove to the little town of Redstone, situated on the rolling prairies com¬ 
mon to the northeastern section of our state, where I met with twenty 
of the brethren of Eagle Lodge No. 103. These brethren, notwithstand¬ 
ing the many crop reverses incident to this section for the past few 
years, possess a spirit of courage unequaled in this jurisdiction for 
Masonic zeal and loyalty to their state. I was made to feel very much 
at home and enjoyed the delicious banquet served by the ladies of 
the Eastern Star. 



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Visit to Kotana No. 79—Bainville. 

October 20th, 1922. 

I was very cordially received and royally entertained by the brethren 
of Kotana Lodge No. 79 of Bainville. Although the attendance was 
small, only thirteen being present, a majority of the membership being 
scattered to all parts of the country, yet a most pleasing session was 
held. These brethren manifest an excellent Masonic spirit and a cheer¬ 
fulness in spite of adverse financial conditions prevalent in that section. 

Visit to Trowel No. 67—Culbertson. 

October 21st, 1922. 

I visited the brethren of Trowel Lodge No. 67, at Culbertson, one of 
the most enthusiastic of our Grand Jurisdiction, where I was heartily 
received. The Master of this Lodge, Dr. C. J. Munch, in whose home 
I was delightfully entertained, is not only a healer of the ills of the 
body but a great physician who holds in perfect harmony the fraternal 
tissues of brotherly love, friendship and truth in the lodge over which 
he presides. 

Joint Visitation to Missoula Lodges. 

October 28th, 1922. 

In the beautiful city of Missoula I was tendered a most enthusiastic 
reception at the hands of the brethren of Missoula Lodge No. 13 and 
Harmony Lodge No. 49. The attendance was large and I had the 
pleasure of addressing the brethren, many of whom were classmates 
while I was a student at our State University. The occasion was 
graced by the presence oh our esteemed Past Grand Master E. M. 
Hutchinson, Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association, 
who also addressed the brethren on the aims and purposes of this won¬ 
derful organization. This was indeed one of the most remarkable 
meetings of the year and these brethren have my sincere gratitude for 
their many courtesies. 

Ruby No. 36 at Drummond Visited. 

November 4th, 1922. 

The brethren of Ruby Lodge No. 36 at Drummond surrounded me 
with their kind hospitality on my official call upon their lodge. They 
are energetic and prospering and I was impressed with their sincerity, 
their growth in quality rather than quantity in membership. A ban¬ 
quet which all enjoyed; the renewal of old. friendships; the forming of 
new brotherly ties, brought to a close a happy event. 

Visit to My Former Home and Flint Creek No. 11 —Philipsburg. 

November 11th, 1922. 

In one of the old mining camps of the world where in the years gone 
by the precious metals of silver and gold had been mined and where 
even yet the rainbow of promise still holds its alluring hues in the 
mind of the prospector of greater discoveries yet to come, I entered 
the sacred precincts of the old Masonic mine, Flint Creek Lodge No. 11. 
Here I found some of the old true and staid Masonic brethren who had 


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known me since I was a mere lad. They were still faithfully laboring 
in the mines of the temple, bringing forth the precious metal's of 
Masonic principles and coining them into the exchange of service and 
love. The younger brethren of this lodge are imbued with the same 
spirit and the power of Masonry in this community will always pros¬ 
per, ever be an influence for righteousness. Being the happy recipient 
of the thoughtful courtesies of the brethren of Philipsburg causes me to 
look back upon this meeting as a “home coming” event. 

Visit to Diamond City No. 7—White Sulphur Springs. 

Past Master Charles W. Cook An Honored Guest. 
December 2nd, 1922. 

A shepherd tending his flocks amidst the Highlands of Scotland one 
day noticed a man kneeling, intently gazing at the ground. He ap¬ 
proached him making inquiry as to his purpose. The man holding 
up a delicate bell-like flower asked the shepherd to view it through 
the glass he was using. The shepherd’s eyes filled with tears as he 
viewed the little flower and discovered its wonderful beauty. Return¬ 
ing the glass he said: “I never knew. All these years I have been pass¬ 
ing these wonderful flowers and not until today have I known their 
beauty.” In every association in life we find some compensation and 
the best of all is the discovery of a beautiful human soul. In my happy 
companionship with the loyal brethren of Diamond City Lodge No. 7 
at White Sulphur Springs, I had the honor of again meeting Brother 
Charles W. Cook who is the last of the party of three men who dis¬ 
covered that great natural wonderland, Yellowstone National Park, in 
1869. It seemed to me that I had missecf something in not knowing 
Brother Cook more intimately. Would that we who would learn more 
deeply of Masonry might touch the lives of such men more often as we 
travel the pathway of life. Diamond City Lodge is prospering. Its 
motto is quality rather than quantity in membership. These brethren 
are an earnest body of Masons and as the recipient of their thoughtful 
courtesies, I am thankful. 

Basin Lodge No. 60 Acts as Official Host. 

December 9th, 1922. 

Amidst the Armenian hills there is a beautiful valley given over 
to the culture of sweet perfumed flowers and trees and shrubs, and 
it is said that the traveler passing through this natural garden will 
carry upon his garments for days and weeks the fragrance of the foliage 
of this wonderful spot. Coming in contact with the loyal and true men 
of Basin Lodge No. 60 I carried away in my heart and soul the fra¬ 
grance of their loyalty and zeal in the cause of Masonry. Undaunted by 
the decline of the old mining camp; many links in the fraternal chain 
scattered to all parts of the world; yet the remaining brethren joined 
together in the bonds of brotherhood, still keep the light of Masonry 
burning brightly on the altar in Basin Lodge. As Masons they value 
friends more than riches or fame and gratitude more than money or 
power. They believe that a man can no more be a Mason than he 


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can be a gentleman unless he is generous and liberal, being liberal of 
only that which is his own, and generous, but only when he has first 
been just, and to give when giving deprives him of a luxury or a com¬ 
fort. This is Basin Masonry and worthy of emulation. 

Official Visitation to Meridian No. 105—Cascade. 

December 16 th, 1922. 

It is related that Socrates, the great philosopher, while engaged in 
the erection of a family residence in his home city, Athens, was 
approached by an intimate friend who chided the great man for se¬ 
lecting so insignificant a design when one so renowned should plan 
and build a palatial mansion in which to entertain the notables of the 
universe. The great philosopher, looking into the face of his friend 
replied, “Even though my domicile be humble, I shall feel myself well 
satisfied if I can but fill it with real friendships.” I thought of this 
story as I crossed the threshold of Meridian Lodge No. 105 at Cascade. 
The temple may be unpretentious in appearance but I found it filled 
with real friendships, a true Masonic home wherein peace and harmony 
prevail and the membership thereof practicing the principles of our 
Institution not only within the fraternal circle but in their worldly as¬ 
sociations. This lodge is prospering and will always succeed because 
of the spirit among the brethren. This association was one of the 
most inspiring of the year and the good brethren of Cascade have 
my profound thanks for their kind attentions toward me. 

My Home-Coming to Kalispell No. 42. 

December 21, 1922. 

There is no splendor beyond that which sets its morning throne in 
the Golden East; no dome sublime as that of Heaven; no beauty so 
fair as that of the verdant, blossoming earth; no place however in¬ 
vested with the sanctities of old time like that fraternal home which is 
hushed and folded within the embrace of brotherly love. Just a place 
where that inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person exists 
when one does not have to weigh thoughts nor measure words but give 
utterance just as they come—chaff and grain together, being certain 
that a kind hand will sift them, keep what is worth keeping and then 
with the breath of friendship blow the rest away. Just an evening at 
home where they all know me. My faults forgetting, my virtues prais¬ 
ing, giving me an inspiration to grow strong in all good works, meeting 
the approbation of friend and brother. 

“For it is my joy in life to find 
At every turning of the road. 

The strong arms of a brother kind 
To help me onward with my load. 

And since I have no gold to give, 

And love alone can make amends, 

My only prayer is, while I live, 

God make me worthy of my friends.” 


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The association with the brethren of my home lodge, Kalispell No. 
42, was the happiest event of the year. An excellent dinner was 
served at six o’clock after which the brethren retired to the lodge room 
where a delightful evening was spent amid home surroundings, and 
where memory brought back associations dear and tender of the many 
happy hours spent in the seclusion and friendship of Kalispell No. 42. 

Joint Installation at Helena, Butte, Great Falls and Lewistown. 

December 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th, 1922. 

In accordance with an established custom for some years past where¬ 
by the Grand Master enjoys the unlimited hospitality of his brethren 
at Helena, Butte, Great Falls and Lewistown and installing the officers 
of the lodges of concurrent jurisdiction in these cities, I visited and 
installed the officers of Helena Lodge No. 3, Morning Star Lodge No. 
5, and King Solomon’s Lodge No. 9 in the city of Helena, December 
27th; Butte Lodge No. 22, Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 24, Monitor Lodge 
No. 35, Silver Bow Lodge No. 48, Summit Valley No. 123, and High¬ 
land Lodge No. 142 in the city of Butte, December 28th; Cascade Lodge 
No. 34, Euclid Lodge No. 58, Great Falls Lodge No. 118, and Delta 
Lodge No. 128 in the city of Great Falls, December 29th; Lewistown 
Lodge No. 37 and Friendship Lodge No. 139 in the city of Lewistown, 
December 30th. Elaborate banquets, inspirational addresses, the cor- 
dialty of the brethren at each of these communications profoundly 
impressed me and I shall always remember these associations of broth¬ 
erly love and friendship with a heart full of gratitude. 

Visitation to Polson No. 78. 

January 13th, 1923. 

One may traverse the universe and view with amazement the en¬ 
trancing wonders of creation, the scenic splendors of the Alps, the 
natural beauty of Italy, the fantastic grandeur of the Orient but in all 
of God’s wonderful creation no natural scenic beauty can compel the 
attention of man more than that which is to be found in northwestern 
Montana—God’s Masterpiece: A veritable garden skirted by the 
mighty Rockies, with their lofty towers, cathedral spires and domes 
sculptured by the Deity, its brooks, streams and rivers like threads of 
silver dashing through canyon and valley and here and there studded 
with sapphire lakes. Just a portion of that wonderful picture which at 
the dawn of time the Great Heart placed upon the canvas of his crea¬ 
tion. It is a place where the finite, lead in meditation’s paths above and 
beyond conscious self, can commune with the Infinite. Surrounded 
by such an environment it is easy for men to be men, right with them¬ 
selves and with their brothers and neighbors. I found this happy 
spirit in Poison Lodge No. 78 and a strong desire upon the part of 
these good brethren to cultivate and strengthen their faith in the prin¬ 
ciples of our Order and exemplify the virtues of tolerance, temperance, 
prudence and justice. I have a warm brotherly feeling toward Poison 
Lodge, having participated in the institution and constitution of this 
progressive organization and been a happy recipient of the never failing 
hospitality of its membership on many occasions. 


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Visitation to Augusta No. 54. 

May 23, 1923. 

I have sometimes thought the curious phenomenon of present clay 
fraternalism was the passing of enthusiasm. This may be true in some 
areas but not in our own Grand Jurisdiction and as a striking example 
of active, enthusiastic fraternal Brotherhood, Augusta Lodge No. 54 
is a splendid criterion. These brethren are men of the burning heart, 
fervent in spirit and vitally believing the principles of Masonry with 
a high conception of service toward their fellowmen. It was indeed 
gratifying to witness the exemplification of the work in this lodge 
and the brotherly, fraternal spirit manifested by the membership. The 
lodge room was filled and I was shown every kindness. A deli¬ 
cious banquet brought to a close an association which I shall always 
remember with thankfulness in my heart. 

Manhattan No. 59— Visitation. 

May 26, 1923. 

Engraved in golden letters over the portal of that institution dear 
to the hearts of the people of the little city of Manhattan, the High 
School and Community Building, I found this striking inscription 
“Enter here to learn. Go forth to serve.” How American in sentiment 
and ideal! How Masonic in thought! In this sign youth will be 
inspired to gain knowledge and having laid well the foundation will 
go forth to conquer the obstacles of life and serve mankind. In my 
visitation to Manhattan Lodge No. 59 I was convinced that these 
brethren were responsible for that inscription above quoted. Indeed, 
it was their motto. They instruct the candidate that the ceremonies 
of our Order are not the reading of an essay but the presentation of 
a problem requiring research and he who would become an accom¬ 
plished Mason must not be content merely to hear, or even understand, 
but aided by the lectures, must study, interpret and develop the lessons 
of Masonry conveyed by its symbols. I gratefully acknowledge the 
hospitality of these brethren. 

Joint Visit to St. Ignatius and Ronan. 

June 2nd, 1923. 

Within the shadow of the magnificent Mission Mountains, called by 
many the most wonderful of all the Rockies, and situated in the verdant 
Jocko Valley is the little town of St. Ignatius, founded many years ago 
by the Roman church. In this atmosphere of Catholicism the fire of 
Masonic thought and light burned within the breasts of a number of 
loyal Craftsmen who, being able to meet the requirements for organi¬ 
zation, were permitted by the Grand Lodge to institute Flathead Lodge 
No. 112. In 1919 fire destroyed most of the town and carried with it 
the little hall in which our brethren met. It seemed that it would be 
necessary to surrender the Charter but the noble brethren in many parts 
of our State, learning of the plight of Flathead Lodge, came to the 
rescue and by liberal donations, the brethren of this little struggling 


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organization were able to establish a Masonic Landmark unequaled in 
beauty and arrangement among the smaller lodges of the State. The 
brethren of Flathead Lodge are active and alert in the cause of 
Masonry. In this visitation Ronan Lodge No. 131 joined with Flat- 
head Lodge which made the meeting an important Masonic occasion. 
The brethren of Ronan Lodge are loyal and their lodge is prospering. 
At the close of the session a fine banquet was served, bringing to a close 
a most pleasant association. 

Visitation to Rapelje No. 122. 

June 9th, 1923. 

Through the courtesy of the officers of Ashlar Lodge at Billings, I 
was spared both time and inconvenience of train schedule by a pleasant 
auto ride to Rapelje where I visited with the brethren of Rapelje 
Lodge No. 122. A hearty greeting awaited me and a profitable com¬ 
munication was held. To these wide-awake brethren for their kind 
hospitality and to the officers of Ashlar Lodge for making possible 
this visitation, I am grateful. 

Visitation to Thompson Falls No. 70. 

June 16th, 1923. 

There is no more beautiful natural scenery than that which one 
views as he follows the rushing Clark’s Fork on its course to the old 
Pacific through the beautiful Paradise Valley of Western Montana. 
Mother Earth, through the travail of Winter, had brought forth the 
verdure of Spring in full fruition and the mighty mountains with their 
snow-capped peaks made a wonderful picture. As we looked at those 
old majestic peaks and the scenery about, the thought came to us that 
if we would reach the mountain top we must climb, for we cannot ride 
upon the shoulders of our fellows nor can we furnish a proxy to do 
the climbing while we use the field glasses and enjoy the scenery. In 
the pretty little city of Thompson Falls, nestled among the mighty 
mountains and where the old Clark’s Fork is harnessed and made 
to exhibit its dynamic force in the generation of electricity for the 
use of man, I found men clothed in Masonic faith who do their own 
climbing each for himself. From the magnificent scenery cast about 
them they are able to see and read through it all the striking lessons 
of life and from the manifestation of power exhibited by the old 
Clark’s Fork that each individual brother must be a dynamic force 
for good in our Institution, if it is to live, and in his community for 
civic duty and civic righteousness if it is to prosper and the ideals of 
our Republic survive. An institution of which our brethren are justly 
proud at Thompson Falls is the County and Public School plant, one 
of the best equipped in Montana. This visitation was one of the most 
inspirational of the year and largely attended. At the close of the 
meeting adjournment was taken to the dining room where the brethren 
were joined by their ladies and a real trout banquet was enjoyed, 
bringing to a close a perfect day of association filled with many 
thoughtful acts of kindness toward me for which these brethren have 
my heartfelt thanks. 


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Group Visit to Carbon County Lodges. 

June 23rd, 1923. 

There is nothing so inspiring as the union of fraternal forces in a 
common cause. When engaged in congregational effort the result is 
the unifying and uniting of men as friends and brothers making prog¬ 
ress in a progressive science and the fine art of cultivating social vir¬ 
tues. Yes, and more. With all the social virtues coupled with a faith 
in the principles of a progressive institution such as ours the common 
cause of right living is easily established not only in the lodge room 
but in the world at large. This impression came to me as I met with 
the brethren of Golden Fleece Lodge No. 66, Star in the West Lodge 
No. 40, Carbon Lodge No. 65, Roman Eagle Lodge No. 77, Albert 
Pike Lodge No. 133, and Belfry Lodge No. 138 in the pleasant home 
of Golden Fleece Lodge at Bridger. A goodly representation from each 
of these lodges .was present and I am proud of these brethren as they 
are holding aloft the banner of Masonry in their respective communi¬ 
ties and making our Institution a power for righteousness. Our good 
sisters of the Eastern Star at Bridger prepared and served a delicious 
dinner and the brethren of all the lodges represented, under the leader¬ 
ship of Worshipful Brother J. T. Spencer of Bridger, did themselves 
proud on this occasion. I had the pleasure of the splendid association 
in this visitation of our beloved Past Grand Master, Dr. W. H. Allen, 
and genial and popular Deputy Grand Master Bell and Acting Master 
Greenleaf of Ashlar Lodge at Billings. 

Joint Visitation to Havre Lodges. 

July 21st, 1923. 

As a fitting close to a felicitous and inspiring itinerary which car¬ 
ried me to all parts of our Grand Jurisdiction, I entered the beautiful 
Masonic Home of Havre Lodge No. 55 and Enterprise Lodge No. 134 
in the city of Havre, and for a season communed with these faithful 
brethren. It was as one entering his domicile at evening for rest and 
comfort after the day’s work is done. The brotherly greeting accorded 
me afforded a comfort, restful and cheering. The glory of Havre 
Masonry lies in the warm heart of its friendship, in the honest grasp 
of the hand and a comradeship that teaches that to reach the goal we 
need not trample our brother in the dust. The energetic brethren of 
Havre make a happy fraternal family having uppermost in their minds 
and hearts the welfare of Masonry. These lodges are prospering stead¬ 
ily in membership, quality and not quantity being their laudable aim. 

Visitations by Associate Grand Officers. 

Realizing my inability to reach all the lodges of our Grand Juris¬ 
diction and the lack of funds to meet the necessary expenses of my 
official family assisting in the matter of visitations to any great extent, 
I found opportunity to avail myself of the faithful and efficient services 
of Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master Bell and Right Worshipful 
Senior Grand Warden Hart. To these eminent and well qualified 


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brothers I am profoundly grateful for work well done. Having been 
faithful in these few things, may they be made masters over many 
things. 

Visit to Lodge at Sidney by Deputy Grand Master Bell. 


Owing to a very severe case of illness Deputy Grand Master Bell 
was prevented from fulfilling all of his engagements and upon his re¬ 
covery equally important matters were assigned to him by the Grand 
Master, allowing of but one visitation, which was made upon Lower 
Yellowstone Lodge No. 90 at Sidney. The brethren of this active lodge 
accorded our Deputy Grand Master an appreciative reception making 
his stay among them a genuine Masonic association. This lodge is 
doing excellent work and its influence is felt in the community life of 
Sidney. This is also the Masonic home of our beloved friend and 
brother, Carl L. Brattin, Worshipful Grand Sword Bearer, whose stead¬ 
fast devotion to our Fraternity perhaps accounts for the progressive 
spirit of Lower Yellowstone Lodge. 


Official Visits Made by Senior Grand Warden Hart. 


Right Worshipful Brother Hart 
Master in the following lodges: 
Belgrade, No 68,. Belgrade. 

Mystic Tie No. 17, Whitehall. 
Gallatin No. 6, Bozeman. 

Benton No. 25, Port Benton. 
Treasure No. 95, Big Sandy. 


officially represented the Grand 

Conrad No. 80, Conrad. 

Valier No. 76, Valier. 

Fairfield No. 127, Fairfield. 
Bozeman No. 18, Bozeman. 
Choteau No. 44, Choteau. 


Our Brother Senior Grand Warden reports an inspiring and encour¬ 
aging itinerary, finding the lodges visited in a prosperous condition 
with the possible exception of one which has suffered to some extent 
from the drought incident to that section in the past few years. A 
spirit of peace and harmony prevails among the brethren and the pros¬ 
pects for the future are propitious. 


Resume. 

“Go often to the house of thy friend, 
lest weeds choke up the unused path.” 

A more contrite yet truer proverb was never penned by the hand of 
man. It is the embodiment of love, the essence of life itself. It con¬ 
veys the thought of helpfulness, sympathy, faith, reaching truth through 
service, making a bigger, a truer and finer type of men. Life is the 
great investment and no. man lives unto himself alone, for he who 
gives in Friendship’s name shall reap the reward of the greatest 
dividends Love can bestow. Through reciprocal love and friendship 
man develops mentally and morally and society progresses. Some men 
in their time play many parts. They will reach the goal but their race 
will never take them beyond the end of the course; they will fulfill 
the law but never give more than exact measure; they will fight for 
the right but are unwilling to make any sacrifice. Some men there are 
who measure life by deeds rather than years. Their lives are songs 


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of service for others; fidelity to trusts committed; noble factors in 
producing character and life. “I came not to be ministered unto, but to 
minister and give my life as a ransom for many,” said the Great 
Teacher. Service before self, love and charity for all. Every soul that 
moves across the stage of life leaves an impression in its wake. It may 
be small or it may be great, determined by the individual’s conception 
of life. Some leave a pathway of beautiful service hedged by the 
roses of love and memory leading to the house of understanding where¬ 
in dwells the friend of the righteous. Others leave a trail, unnoticed, 
choked up with the weeds of selfishness and sin and who fade with 
the passing. 

What we need today in our lodges is more of responsibility toward 
the principles of our Institution. From a survey over the field of 
Masonry there is an apparent need of strengthening our belief in the 
Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man. In these days of 
reconstruction and readjustment let those of Masonic faith practice that 
which they preach—brotherly love, friendship, truth, justice, tolerance, 
temperance in all things, going often to the house of our friend, the 
lodge, to learn of her sacred principles and then practicing these virtues 
in our daily lives and actions. 

A closer walk with our brethren should be established whereby every 
constituent lodge in our Grand Jurisdiction may come in contact with 
the Grand Lodge through some agency versed in the esoteric work 
and the statutes of this Grand Body. To this authority should be 
ascribed the power of instruction in and interpretation of our work and 
assistance to the brethren. Such a plan would relieve the Grand 
Master of some responsibility and afford him an opportunity to devote 
a portion of his time to many other matters of vital importance to 
the Craft. 


Healthy Growth During the Year. 

Though there has not been a large increase in membership in our 
Jurisdiction during the past year, as will be shown by the report of 
our Grand Secretary, yet it has been steady and a sign of a healthy 
condition. The branches of the Masonic Tree in Montana have borne 
fruit. Our brethren are awake and manifesting an active interest in 
all questions of vital importance to our Nation and State. They are 
standing as one man, four square, against the sinister influences that 
are endeavoring to undermine our government. They possess a vision 
of the mission of Masonry among men and its constructive policies. 
Attuned to the symbolism of the Fraternity they are building in 
Masonic education to the highest ideals that our Institution may be 
the greatest dynamic power for the upbuilding of civilization that the 
world has ever known. Our fraternal army of nearly twenty thousand 
brethren imbued with the Christian spirit of the forefathers of this 
Republic will ever stand for the preservation of American ideals and in 
defense of her sacred institutions, every man standing in his place under 
that Flag, the greatest guarantee ever given to a people to worship 
God in accordance with the dictates of their own conscience and the 
right to an education under a free public educational system. 


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“Looking Ahead.” 

In 1833 a clerk in the patent office at Washington resigned his posi¬ 
tion. His resignation was an interesting document, touched with pathos. 
He had found the work congenial and regretted leaving it, he said, but 
there was no more need for a job like his, for every possible invention 
had been conceived and patented; there was nothing left to invent. 
The end of time was near at hand. In 1833, and nothing left to invent! 
Before the railroads had spanned the continents; before electricity 
lighted our streets and moved our cars; before the telephone, the wire¬ 
less, or the dynamo! At the very portal of the greatest period of 
mechanical development in the history of the world, this clerk threw 
up his hands. 

So it is with many men of every age; they belong to the class of that 
mistaken clerk. We find men at every period, their eyes gripped by 
the past, looking forward, when they look at all, only to shudder and 
fear. This class of men censure and reprove the progressive man 
who keeps his eyes on the great and glorious, thrilling future; they 
criticise and condemn organizations that under all conditions still 
move ahead. 

True to the traditions of our Institution we are looking ahead in 
Montana. Our brethren in different sections of this Jurisdiction are 
planning the institution of new lodges. Despite the depressing finan¬ 
cial conditions these courageous men without a shudder or fear of 
failure are praying for the establishment of Masonic influence in their 
communities. 


Shelby Lodge U. D. Instituted. 

During the past year the brethren of one of our smaller cities having 
complied with the requirements of our law for the formation of a 
lodge, I granted a Dispensation on the fifteenth day of December, 1922, 
to the brethren at Shelby, Montana, to open and form a lodge of Master 
Masons. Being unable to officiate at the ceremony of institution, I 
deputized our Right Worshipful Senior Grand Deacon, Brother J. M. 
Charteris, to represent the Grand Master. Shelby Lodge, U. D., was 
instituted January 27th, 1923, under auspicious conditions; well offi¬ 
cered and an enthusiastic membership, all believing in the future and 
the glory of Masonry in that section. Just looking ahead. 

Labor’s Reward. 

In the palatial halls and temples of Europe there are pictures not 
painted by human hands. They are made up of little, tiny pieces of 
colored stone and glass, set together so as to form a most beautiful 
representation. They are called Mosaic. Each little particle is abso¬ 
lutely valueless and yet, when united with the others in the forming of 
the Mosaic they are priceless. Individually we may be of little worth 
or value but when placed together in a great organization we form 
a mighty picture of Human Endeavor. 


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In the wonderful picture of God’s Dominion there is a magnificent 
fraternal Treasure Mosaic. It is called Montana, the “Land of the 
Shining Mountains.” Year by year Fraternity, since 1866, has been 
adding to the dignity and excellence of this portrayal of Majestic 
Brotherhood precious stones of Mosaic hue, giving luster to the de¬ 
sign. Through earnest and faithful toil, precious stones have been 
inlaid in the field of Blue by the true disciples of Friendship, Morality 
and Brotherly Love, comprising the Masonic Fraternity of the Treasure 
State. The result of their labor has been the inlaying of one hundred 
thirty-two priceless gems, each composed of loyal individualities re¬ 
flecting the principles of Masonry. Masons love to work where their 
labor counts for something; in the lodge room teaching and learning 
the lessons of the loftiest ideals of life and in the world applying them 
in practical demonstration. The labor of love in united effort reaps 
the reward of the just. 

Fairview Lodge No. 141 Constituted. 

During the past year two lodges, having proved their probation 
under dispensation, were regularly constituted under the provisions of 
our law. On October 11th, 1922, being unable to perform the cere¬ 
mony of Constitution of Fairview Lodge No. 141 in the city of Fairview, 
I issued my proxy to Most Worshipful Brother Henry C. Smith of 
Miles City for this service. This lodge was formally constituted on the 
evening of November 9th, by Most Worshipful Brother Smith assisted 
by Worshipful Brother Carl L. Brattin, Grand Sword Bearer. 

Highland Lodge No 142, at Butte Constituted. 

On the evening of October 30th the Grand Master, assisted by Most 
Worshipful Brothers J. L. Carroll, L. A. Smith and W. L. Parmelee, 
Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden Hart and the Right Worshipful 
Grand Secretary, C. Hedges, Jr., constituted Highland Lodge No. 142, 
in the city of Butte. Most Excellent Companion Alf Whitworth of 
Deer Lodge, Grand High Priest of Royal Arch Masons of Montana, 
graced this occasion with his presence and assisted in the ceremony of 
constitution. 

What is there more glorious in this world than the product of Fra¬ 
ternal labor? Character building for the future, the dynamic power 
that sifts the right from the wrong; the continued building on a great 
moral plain grounded in a deep philosophy; a great mosaic design 
upon which the sun of wisdom casting its rays reflects its beauty upon 
the symbolic union of the fundamental truths of our Institution—a 
priceless picture—Labor’s reward. 

“They Also Serve Who Stand and Wait.” 

An Appreciation of Our Past Grand Masters. 

It is related of a great financier that upon the return of his only 
son from completing a college education, that one evening after con¬ 
sidering the future course of the young man they strolled out into the 


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beautiful garden adjoining the home. The father, eminent in the com¬ 
mercial affairs of the nation, a man of power, a genius in the financial 
sphere yet calm and patient, in all things a success, in his old age 
was living in a charmed world. His association with men throughout 
a long and busy life had taught him much. He had realized early in 
his career that money and power was not all to be desired, but a firm 
belief and trust in God, love in human association, benevolence and 
charity in his relationship with men were the keys to a successful life. 
As the father and son seated themselves amid the luxuriant perfume of 
flowers and the sweet odor of exuberant foliage, honored age gave his 
best to ambitious youth. 

“My son,” said the venerable father, “you have elected to follow my 
course in life. I have listened to your new ideas. I do not know 
whether they can be worked out or not. Your proposed methods I 
have never used nor heard but while I am yet living you will have 
your chance to try them out while I am standing back of you ready to 
help should you need me. I will not interfere so long as danger does 
not threaten that which I have built up to the present high standard 
through long years of labor. If you follow the course I have pursued, 
always remembering your duty to God and your fellowmen, practicing 
charity and benevolence, kind and true, victory will be yours at the end 
of the way. I am not tired, son, of my work nor of the world. I am 
not going out of business. I am just waiting patiently for my promo¬ 
tion into that higher realm to receive my reward.” 

There are those in every institution who, having passed through the 
veils of experience in building up the structure to the highest standard, 
step aside to make way for others possessed of new ideas and methods. 
Having finished their labors they stand by, ready and willing to advise, 
not interfering, ever helping by their presence to instil confidence in 
those who follow in their train. 

In the brotherly communion of our fraternal circle, we are graced 
with the inspiring presence of those illustrious brethren who through 
years of service in the quarry in the “Land of the Shining Mountains” 
have wrought a temple of Masonic standards unequaled in the realm 
of Masonry. From John J. Hull to Henry C. Smith, each one a master 
builder intent upon beautifying the Masonic edifice of Montana, has 
labored unceasingly in good work, true work and square work, with 
faith undaunted to do his part in the construction of the Masonic edi¬ 
fice. Some of these noble men and brothers have been taken from 
their labors here below to the Supreme Grand Lodge above to receive 
their wages for work well done. Divine providence has left the others 
in the field of service, standing by, not interfering, ready and willing 
to counsel and advise those who follow in their footsteps that no harm 
may come to the fraternal edifice which they helped to build in love 
and devotion. 

On every anniversary of this Grand Lodge we look for the smiling 
faces, the hearty hand-shake and encouraging words of these loyal 
soldiers of the Craft. We need them and they need us. They have 
served well. Though they have completed their official routine they 
are still engaged in the exalted business of Brotherhood, standing wait- 


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ing to serve. May we all realize their worth to Masonry and society, 
ever revering their lives as the chief stone of the corner in the founda¬ 
tion of Montana Masonry. Let no word of criticism or censure, but 
only of praise, pass the lips of a brother upon these noble lives to 
whom we owe so much, lest the beautiful fabric of our fraternal com¬ 
munion become disturbed. 

May these Past Honored Brethren who have been spared to us and 
who from the Grand East illumine and brighten our fraternal pathway 
in our deliberations and associations, waiting patiently for promotion 
to the higher service, continue for many years to come the guiding 
stars of our Masonic endeavors; and those noble spirits who through 
long years of toil laid well the foundation of our Institution, may their 
service be to us a memory of love and a benediction upon our lives. 

“We cannot find a truer word 
Nor fonder to caress you, 

Nor song nor poem we have heard 
Is sweeter than, God bless you!” 

Ambassadors of Masonry. 

Our Grand Representatives. 

Inherent in mankind is the impulse of fraternity. It is the incentive 
to create and foster a condition of closer intimacy between individuals; 
the firm desire to strengthen the links of fellowship between organiza¬ 
tions of men, planted deep in a realization that dependence and com¬ 
panionship, are the strongest bonds of society. 

The chief glory of Masonry is that it levels all the barriers that inter¬ 
vene between individuals and communities, and brings together upon a 
plane of common equality men of the most diverse opinions, occupa¬ 
tions and interests, eliminating selfishness and exclusiveness. The in¬ 
fluence and power of Masonry at all times has been due to the unity 
of purpose of its adherents for Brotherhood in the affairs of men and 
the spirit of co-ordination existing throughout all Grand Jurisdictions 
will continue the institution of Freemasonry as a mighty force for 
service to humanity in the coming generations. 

I am happy to state that we enjoy the most cordial and fraternal 
relations with all other Grand Jurisdictions which this Grand Lodge 
duly recognizes. This harmonious relationship is strengthened and 
broadened by the fraternal exchange of representatives, the Ambassa¬ 
dors of Masonry, commissioned by their respective Jurisdictions to 
carry the message of reciprocal endeavor tending to make us all one 
citizenship of a common state and thus making Masonry a dynamic 
force for leadership not only in America but throughout the world. 
It is my earnest hope that the brethren to whom commissions have 
been issued as representatives of their respective jurisdictions near the 
Grand Lodge of Montana will manifest'a keen interest in the affairs 
of the Craft, be regular in their attendance upon our sessions and as 
true ambassadors of Masonry make immediate and full report to the 
Grand Jurisdiction they represent, maintaining a co-ordination of pur¬ 
pose for the upbuilding and advancement of Masonry. 


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Grand Representatives Recommended. 

I have had the honor and pleasure of recommending the following 
brethren of this Grand Lodge as Representatives of the following Grand 
Jurisdictions near the Grand Lodge of Montana. These recommenda¬ 
tions have been approved and the brethren duly appointed by the 
Grand Master of the various jurisdictions named: 

Grand Representatives Commissions Received. 

Arizona—William Erickson, Plentywood.May 26, 1923 

Arkansas—Alf Whitworth, Deer Lodge.May 30, 1923 

Canada—George P. Porter, Helena.May 29, 1923 

Colorado—Carl L. Brattin, Sidney.May 31, 1923 

Cuba—Dr. Wm. J. Marshall, Missoula.,.June 15, 1923 

Delaware—Frank W. Haskins, Butte...June 2, 1923 

Georgia—James M. Charteris, Great Falls.June 4, 1923 

Idaho—Dr. Arthur A. Baker, Glendive.June 1, 1923 

Indiana—Harlon L. Hart, Helena.June 1, 1923 

Illinois—John R. Lloyd, Great Falls.June 6, 1923 

Maine—Daniel J. Muri, Forsyth...June 4, 1923 

Manitoba—Charles A. Hills, Three Forks.June 1, 1923 

Mexico—Frank Kennedy, Anaconda.June 14, 1923 

Minnesota—Dr. R. W. Getty, Deer Lodge.June 9, 1923 

Nevada—Lewis Terwilliger, Livingston.June 2, 1923 

New Jersey—*Claude J. McAllister, Helena.June 25, 1923 

North Carolina—Dr. G. F. Tidyman, Yalier.June 11, 1923 

North Dakota—Dr. E. W. Spottswood, Missoula.June 11, 1923 

Nova Scotia—Fred F. Lay, Bozeman.....June 8, 1923 

Tennessee—Edwin Grafton, Billings.June 15, 1923 

Texas—James M. Burlingame, Great Falls.June 15, 1923 

Belgium—Lyman H. Bennett, Virginia City. 

Costa Rica—Francis Hagstrom, Lewistown. 

Greece—L. A. Foot, Helena. 

Ireland—Rev. James F. McNamee, Helena. 

New Hampshire—Charles S. Jackman, Butte. 

New Mexico—H. G. Pickett, Helena. 

New South Wales—George J. Bonine, Havre. 

New Zealand—C. J. Munch, Culbertson. 

Peru—Charles Davidson, Great Falls. 

Philippine Islands—S. S. Working, Wilsall. 

Queensland—E. L. Walton, Bainville. 

South Australia—E. E. Blumenthal, Philipsburg. 

Western Australia—I. U. Danley, Manhattan. 


*Recommendation for this appointment made by the Grand Secretary. 

Grand Representatives Appointed. 

In testimony of the reciprocal relationship existing throughout 
Masonry I was afforded the honor of issuing commissions to the fol¬ 
lowing brethren, representatives of this Grand Lodge near their respec¬ 
tive Grand Jurisdictions: 

On May 26, 1923, I issued commission to Brother C. S. Candler, of 
Sylva, as Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Montana near 
the Grand Lodge of North Carolina. 

On July 28, 1923, I issued commission to Brother George Emit 
McMillan, of Clarksdale, to represent the Grand Lodge of Montana near 
the Grand Lodge of Arizona. 
























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Fraternal Courtesies. 

It is my pleasure to report that our relations with other Grand 
Jurisdictions with which we exchange fraternal courtesies have been 
of the most pleasant character. Thirty-three courtesy degrees were 
conferred by Montana Lodges on the requests of other Grand Jurisdic¬ 
tions and one refused. Forty-six degrees were conferred by courtesy 
of lodges of other Jurisdictions and one declined on request from this 
Grand Jurisdiction. 


Invitations. 

During the past year many cordial and fraternal invitations have 
come to me to be in attendance upon various Masonic functions both 
within and without our jurisdiction. It was my good fortune to accept 
some and my deep regret when unable, where Masonic or business en¬ 
gagements interfered, to decline others. In every case I made grateful 
acknowledgment of the thoughtfulness which prompted these cour¬ 
tesies. 

Grand Lodge Charity Fund. 

“In things essential, unity, 

In non-essentials, liberty, 

In all alike, sweet charity.” 

This Grand Lodge appropriates annually the sum of $300.00 for 
charitable purposes. During the past year I have authorized the fol¬ 


lowing expenditures: 

Tuberculosis Samtorium—New Mexico . $25.00 

Tuberculosis Christmas Seals . 10.00 

Student Loan .:... 60.50 

Sidney, Montana, Hospital ..... 25.00 

Near East Relief .... 60.00 

Burial Expense—Eastern Star, Helena .......... 30.00 


Total... $210.50 


Equality of Opportunity 
and 

Our Public Schools. 

Screening the stage of the auditorium of one of the palatial Temples 
of this nation there is a beautiful curtain upon which, in vivid coloring, 
there is portrayed a fantastic picture indicating the various stages of 
education throughout the history of the world. It is the drama of a 
humble youth passing through the changing epochs of human events, 
environed by the influences pertaining to the periods in which he lived 
until at last he enters upon a new era where, after thousands of years 
of struggle in which chance had denied him an equal opportunity with 
his fellows, he discovers himself unfettered by class distinction, rising 
by degrees in power of intellect and moral and physical development 
until he reaches the gilded heights of human accomplishment. It is a 
scene symbolic of the Equality of Opportunity in the attainment of 










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mental, moral and physical completeness, depicting human develop¬ 
ment by education. From out the bourne of time and place it describes 
in picture the trend of human development from ignorance, supersti¬ 
tion and inequality down to the day of enlightenment and reason. 

Nowhere in the known universe has there been a more perfect system 
of education established than in America, which is the nearest approach 
to Equality of Opportunity. Yet we find there are inequalities existing 
which act as barriers to the highest development of our Republic 
because they are hindering the rising tide of intelligence and present 
the greatest problem before the American people today as upon this 
problem rests the happiness of our people, the future development of 
the Public Schools; a problem of vital interest to every American 
citizen. There are black spots of illiteracy here and there in our fair 
land which should be obliterated by compulsory school attendance laws 
well enforced. For the welfare of the state and nation every available 
means should be employed to eradicate illiteracy. 

When we consider that in our own great State last year there were 
over ten thousand children in our rural sections supplied with only 
short term schools, or none at all, it becomes a matter of deep concern 
to the thoughtful, patriotic citizen. In Montana there is a need for 
more revenue for our schools and, as it is the greatest enterprise in 
which we can engage for the public welfare, we as Masons should en¬ 
courage and support every means for the betterment of our educational 
system. In the year 1922 our people spent $60,000,000.00 for auto¬ 
mobiles. If we could reduce our expenditures for pleasure it would 
help to give every child in our state a full term of school and the 
assurance of an educated citizenship for tomorrow. Let us as Masons 
strive in our respective communities for better schools, using our 
influence as loyal citizens for the equal opportunity of every child 
in securing; an education, remembering that no investment pays larger 
or better dividends. 

Man at his lowest point is but marble in the quarry. The artistic 
touch must be brought to bear upon it. A noted writer has said: “The 
marble in its rough, crude, unlovely state must have the rubbish sur¬ 
rounding it removed; the chisel must be brought to bear upon it; the 
polisher’s skill must bring out the inherent beauties and colors, until 
the beautiful veins that run through the block shall be clear to the 
eye of the observer and until the surface shall shine. What the 
sculptor’s chisel and the polisher’s art do for the block of marble, 
education accomplishes for the human soul. A Michaelangelo’s art 
brought forth a David from the despised block of marble, so education 
brings out the poet, the philosopher, the statesman, the historian, the 
musician, the financier, the novelist.” Browning said: “Man partly is 
and wholly hopes to be.” To take a human being who “partly is” and 
lead him toward the ideal self that he “hopes to be” is the function of 
education. The chief end of education is not earning a livelihood but 
living a life; it is the creation of ideal character. The duty of the par¬ 
ent is not to hoard up riches to confer upon the child when the parent 
passes away, but rather to invest a sufficient sum at the strategic 
period of the child’s life. “Children are the gift of God, and no parent 


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has discharged his duty until every possible effort has been employed 
in presenting his children faultless before the court of High Ideals.” 

America believes in intelligence because brains make for personal 
power and success and because of our enlightenment this great Re¬ 
public leads the world in the association of human affairs. The eco¬ 
nomic value of our educational system depends upon our confidence 
in intelligence and our belief in trained men, for into their hands the 
safety of our nation must be entrusted and these men can only be 
secured through an efficient educational system where they will be 
trained to deal with the problems incident to and affecting public 
life and civilization. There is no greater blessing to democracy than 
an educated people. 

The public school system of America should and must be forever 
free from political and religious strife, sectarian interference and 
partisan control. Every citizen should contribute his efforts toward 
the full realization of that ideal institution wherein the children of 
the rich and poor, the children of every race and creed, whose lives shall 
be moulded and fashioned by this one great agency in America which 
makes for common custom, common tongue and a responsible citizen¬ 
ship. There are those influences emanating from a common source, 
born of superstition and ignorance, directed by the menacing hand of 
bigotry, at work in our land decrying the Public School as “Godless” 
and exercising an evil power in the training of American youth; always 
and ever endeavoring to thwart learning and progress by subjugating 
our sacred and free institutions to ecclesiastical dominion. Masonry 
desires no quarrel with any religious or political institution but it re¬ 
serves the moral right to know what is being done and at all times 
to defend those institutions whose mission among men is the giving 
of knowledge for human advancement and progress. May the votaries 
of Masonic* faith not only in this great state but throughout the blessed 
land of America ever keep sacred and inviolate the priceless legacy 
of liberty of conscience, free public. education and religious freedoiri 
bequeathed to them by the forefathers of this Republic, ever alert to 
quell the influences of the enemy of free institutions for the preserva¬ 
tion of the highest ideals of life. 

May the benign influence of Masonry triumph in the future years 
as it has in the past, a marvelous leavening force leveling all barriers 
which tend to jar and antagonize the association of men and institu¬ 
tions that the world may move in accordance with the divine plan, peace 
and harmony prevailing in every human association. May the All- 
Seeing Eye of Masonic enlightenment be ever watchful, guarding by 
the light of Truth, Justice, Tolerance and Love, the right of every child 
in this great Nation to an equal opportunity in the obtaining of an 
education and thus insure the perpetuity of American ideals and the 
eternal triumph of freedom. 

Makers of Men. 

One of the most successful and wealthy business men in America 
in conversation with an associate was asked the question why the young 
men who left his employ to engage in business for themselves were all 


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successful in their lines of activity. The great master of finance re¬ 
plied, “I would not allow them to undertake the step unless I was 
sure that they could make a success. The biggest satisfaction I get out 
of business is in picking likely youngsters and helping them up the 
hill. I am prouder of them than I am of my factories. Their success 
is the best thing in my business life.” 

Sir Humphrey Davy, the great scientist who startled the world with 
his researches, when asked what he considered his greatest discovery 
exclaimed, “Michael Farraday.” 

The most interesting and dividend-paying enterprise in which men 
and organizations may engage is the building of character; the mould¬ 
ing and fashioning of the embryo stage of human life into more state¬ 
ly mansions as clay in the hands of the potter is manipulated and 
pressed into glorious color and form. 

“Life is not an idle ore, 

But iron dug from central gloom, 

And heated hot with burning fears, 

And dipt in baths of hissing tears, 

And battered with the shocks of doom 
To shape and use.” 

The Masonic Institution has ever been imbued with the spirit of 
progression and constructive development of men. It has ever formed 
and sponsored the education of youth through the impressive teachings 
of a simple faith and rule of conduct which can be understood and 
applied. The opportunity came for the intelligent, high-minded, loyal 
men of Masonry throughout the length and breadth of this land to 
foster a society for boys. An organization whose purpose is to make 
better boys, better men, and better citizens; whose degrees teach rever¬ 
ence, patriotism, filial love, clean living, good citizenship. The Order 
of De Molay for boys, deriving its name from Jacques De Molay, the 
last military Grand Master of the Order of Knights Templar, an emi¬ 
nent martyr of Freemasonry, is not a Masonic organization. Contrary 
to the belief maintained by some of our brethren, its members are not 
junior Masons, as its rules prohibit the addressing of these young men 
along the lines of their future affiliations. 

“As the twig is bent so is the tree inclined” was never more pertinent 
to the development of the race than at the present. In a world torn 
by unrest, with pitfalls awaiting youth at every turn, the destiny of the 
Nation, always resting heavily upon the shoulder of its young man¬ 
hood, depends more than ever upon the forces that “bend the twig.” 
By inculcating good morals and clean, upright and honorable living 
into the American youth in its most plastic and receptive state, the 
Order of De Molay renders a signal service upon which no valuation 
can be placed and yet in itself is a satisfactory guarantee of good citi¬ 
zenship and splendid manhood for all those who are ushered into a 
man’s estate by the guiding hands from within its folds. 

The spirit of Jacques De Molay still lives in the members of this 
order, burning with undimmed brightness. Founded upon the basic 
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and the wonderful accomplishments in its first few years of existence 
is indicative of the greater good that will become the legacy of future 
generations. Truly the greatest discovery of Masonry in its researches 
for the best in life is the opportunity afforded our Institution in 
sponsoring and fostering this wonderful organization for the develop¬ 
ment of young manhood and our pride should be its glorious success. 

There are seventeen Chapters in Montana, and two in the formation, 
with an approximate membership of 1275. May this splendid work of 
development of our young manhood continue and prosper. 

Read and Learn. 

Architecture was once considered the press of the world by which 
great thoughts were conveyed to the minds of men in stone, but now 
the press has become architecture building up ideals in the noble mis¬ 
sion of advancement and progress. There is no greater agency in 
the universe for the moulding of thought and opinion than the journal 
of public utterance. Its influence is mightier than the army of the 
nation, it is the balance wheel of society. It can lead or retard; build 
or destroy; instruct or becloud humanity. It is the greatest missionary 
force for the progression of man. 

The Masonic journals of the time are replete with information and 
inspiration concerning all phases of our Institution, exercising a mighty 
influence over the Craft. From their columns we read and learn of 
Masonry’s great past and the application of its sacred tenets, to the 
day and age in which we are living. These instruments are the 
mediums through which we secure the mental hand-clasp of the great 
minds of our Order in whose communion we obtain a broader vision 
of the kinship of Brotherhood acquiring a profound understanding 
and sympathy with our fellowmen. 

The only direct medium of Masonic expression in Montana is the 
“Montana Mason” and I trust the brethren of this Jurisdiction will 
manifest their appreciation of its endeavors by according it their cor¬ 
dial support, thus aiding it to broaden its scope of usefulness. 

I am grateful to the editor, Worshipful Brother Lemert, for the use 
of the columns of his paper during the past year. 

Washington Masonic Anniversary. 

November fourth has become a landmark in American Masonic his¬ 
tory. Our predecessors having established the custom of asking our 
lodges to honor this day in homage to George Washington, the Great 
American, by holding appropriate ceremonies in commemoration of his 
initiation in the lodge at Fredericksburg, Virginia, a communication 
was issued requesting our lodges to observe this event by holding exer¬ 
cises suitable to the occasion. 

The Masonic observation of this anniversary each year serves as a 
reminder to the Craft of the leveling with the fraternity of the greatest 
man our Nation produced during the throes of the evolution of a land 
governed by tyrannical power to that of a resplendent Republic gov¬ 
erned by the will of her citizens, which has survived many ordeals of 


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threatened disruption, and has become the haven of a people who 
brook no oppression of Church or State, of conscience or of personal 
liberty. 

George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association. 

Some men are born for great deeds. Like prophets, they know the 
present and the future; and living, they make both. Protectors of 
our country and homes, winners of our liberty, builders of history, 
they are the kings of our race. Such a man was Washington. 

The moral value to a nation of a renown such as George Washing¬ 
ton’s is beyond all computation. No loftier ideal can be held up to the 
emulation of ingenious youth. The high nobility of his character, his 
greatness as a general and his eminent services as the first President 
of the United States have made him the greatest American. 

We call him the Father of our Country, for he breathed into it the 
breath of life; he bent over its cradle, he guarded its infancy, he 
watched it grow strong, he gave it words of warning and advice that 
linger still with fond memory and severest restraint. We judge the 
artist by his expression; so we judge Washington by his masterpiece 
of all free nations of the earth—our own United States. 

Washington was a Mason living a noble life in harmony with the 
principles and teachings of our Institution and into the texture of our 
National Flag he wove the basis of our fundamental law. 

With a deep reverence for the greatest American and the endearing 
ties of Brotherhood, the mighty Masonic hosts of this Republic are 
engaged in the building of a temple of marble and stone to the honor, 
glory and nobility of the spirit of this Great American and Mason— 
George Washington. 

The tremendous response which has met the appeal for the construc¬ 
tion of this wonderful Temple has been marvelous. Our Jurisdiction 
has been enthusiastically in accord with this movement since its incep¬ 
tion and has nobly responded to the call by giving up to the present 
year $7631.00 and during the year $1492.00 which together with 
$1000.00 given by this Grand Body makes a total of $10,123.00. 

It is essential that we should not falter in this high purpose and I 
sincerely trust that our lodges will give their full quota that we may 
do our full part in assisting to bring this epoch-making Masonic project 
to a successful completion, the consummation of a beautiful Memorial 
commemorative of an illustrious life to which the world will he in¬ 
debted in the generations to come. 

Visitation of M. E. Grand Master Leonidas P. Newby. 
Grand Encampment Knights Templar of the United States of America. 

On invitation from the Grand Commander Knights Templar of Mon¬ 
tana, R. E. Sir John W. Seiden, I was accorded the high privilege of 
participating in a reception tendered M. E. Sir Knight Leonidas P. 
Newby, Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar 
of the United States of America, in the city of Helena, April 28, 1-923. 

A luncheon in honor of the Grand Master and his Staff presided 


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over by R. E. Sir E. C. Day, a day of fraternal and Knightly associa¬ 
tion and a public reception in the evening to which all Master Masons 
and ladies of their families were invited, and an inspiring address by 
the Grand Master brought to a close a most pleasant and profitable 
association. There were # a large number present from various parts of 
the state and I am sure a larger vision came to those in attendance 
from the inspiring address of the Grand Master. 

Easter Observance Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. 

I responded to a courteous invitation to be present at the ceremony 
of Extinguishing the Lights and the celebration of the Mystic Banquet 
from Helena Chapter Rose Croix, No. 3, Ancient and Accepted Scottish 
Rite of Freemasons of the Southern Jurisdiction, and participated in 
the ceremonies. 

I think of Masonry as a giant tree whose roots are firmly embedded 
in a philosophy teaching the principles of morality and virtue; whose 
trunk symbolizes Masonry’s one dogma, a belief in God; whose 
branches, composing the York and Scottish Rite degrees, exemplify 
Friendship, Morality and Brotherly Love. The leaves of principles 
and truths enunciated by the degrees of these two branches emanating 
from one system may be likened to the Tree of Life whose leaves 
are for the healing of the nations. 

This was a most enjoyable occasion and I was impressed with the 
sentiment of co-ordination of effort by the two great branches of 
our Craft in all of the sentiments expressed by those responding to the 
toasts at the banquet and during the ceremonies in the lodge room. 
May these two branches of our great fraternal system ever work in 
perfect harmony and accord. 

Service to Humanity. 

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” This truth is as applicable 
to an organization as to an individual. 

Not long ago the Protestant people of the beautiful city in which 
we are convened today, responding to the high motives of service in 
their hearts of love and kindled by the torch of mercy, wrought a 
beautiful design upon the trestleboard of Service to Humanity, which, 
when brought to full fruition, will become a haven of rest and healing 
for the broken body laden with disease and pain. Its portals open 
to the distressed without regard to race or creed inspires in the noble 
people of Billings a sublime appreciation of the efforts of the great 
Methodist Episcopal church to establish a Deaconess Hospital for the 
glorious rebuilding of the shattered temples of God’s children. 

Let us all rejoice as we at the request of the proper authorities, 
officiate at the laying of the cornerstone today of this splendid temple 
of Service to Humanity which is constructed through the untiring 
efforts of the beneficent people of “no mean city” who have wrought 
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“Lord, pardon us if on this day 

Our hearts beat high with too much pride. 

The stone that we are here to lay, 

Let it, dear Lord, be sanctified.” 

Service to Men Blinded in Battle. 

I rceived a communication from the Grand Master of Masons of the 
State of New York, the Honorable Arthur S. Tompkins, seeking contri¬ 
butions for the “Committee for Men Blinded in Battle” during the last 
great world struggle. This work is being conducted by Mrs. Winifred 
Hoit Mather of New York. The Grand Lodge of New York has re¬ 
sponded to this cause. Upon examination of the data furnished and 
further, owing to our own needs for benevolent work in Montana, it is 
my opinion that it is not advisable for this Grand Lodge to undertake 
any action in this matter at this time. 

Office of the Grand Secretary. 

In accordance with the intent and direction of the Grand Lodge I 
have made arrangements with the Masonic Temple Trust association of 
Helena to procure better quarters for the Grand Secretary. 

The Helena Lodges came forward splendidly in agreeing to bear the 
cost of modification of rooms on the first floor of the building so as to 
provide ample accommodations for the office and plans have been de¬ 
vised which are promised to be carried into effect in the very near 
future. The southwest corner room which is now occupied by the 
State Publishing Company will be fitted out for such purpose and 
will give the Grand Secretary sufficient and well lighted quarters. 

In order to make the change I agreed in behalf of the Grand Lodge 
that the rental be increased to $900.00 per annum for all the bodies 
and the Grand High Priest and Grand Commander agreed to this ar¬ 
rangement. 

This change will give us presentable offices for the Grand Lodge and 
the other Grand Bodies. 

“The Golden Coin of Service.” 

“The creeds which human minds built 
Between the human soul and God, 

The altars on whose fires are laid 
The sacrificial gifts to pay 
The debt of weak humanity; 

The countless outward forms we keep 
To cleanse us of our frailties, 

All, all these are naught. 

Back of them all this Truth holds court 
And at its bar we all must plead. 

There is only one creed—of love; 

Only one sacrifice—to give ones self— 

without reserve; 

Only one debt—the boon of life; 

Only one medium of exchange— 

The Golden Coin of Service.” 


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Delving in the literary archives of a friend one day, I found this 
masterpiece of eternal, truth from the hand of an unknown author. 
It was the discovery of a gem of love in the quarry of life already 
polished by the unseen hand of God and adorned with the beauty of 
Truth by the pen of a precious soul whose heart was dedicated to the 
service of humanity. It may have been written in the spirit of a 
contrite heart as the shadows of evening were closing about a mis¬ 
spent life, or penciled at the dawn of a new day in the life of one who, 
through regeneration of heart and soul, had yet time to serve in the 
cause of Brotherhood. Whether in the morning of his new vision or 
at eventide at the end of the course of a selfish existence the unknown 
friend wrote the music of Life’s song, glorified by the harmony and 
cadence of the symphony of Heaven; a legacy in tune with the Infinite, 
left as a guiding star in the firmament of human and fraternal en¬ 
deavor. 

Emerson wrote, “Things are in the saddle and ride mankind.” It is 
true that where there is no vision of community efficiency and service, 
the people perish. Rome, with all her glory, is now only a summit in 
the mountain range of history. With wall-encircled hills, her magnifi¬ 
cent buildings and her far-reaching empire, she had some ground 
for calling herself the “Eternal City” but she is today only a memory 
because the patrician class were content to revel in the circus while the 
plebeians were crying in the streets for bread. What a commentary is 
Roman history to a world bent on worshiping luxury and pleasure. 
When a people think more of pleasure and material gain than high 
ideals and pure virtues of noble character, they are taking the welfare 
of their country and society into deep danger. 

The modern tendency toward selfishness, luxury and pleasure with¬ 
out regard for the comfort of our fellowmen has become widespread; 
the peril of dwarfing idealism into materialistic moulds, the apparent 
mode of life. Religion and fraternalism, becoming indifferent to the 
highest ideals, were merely performing the ceremonies of their creeds 
and rites. 

Masonry sensing the danger and realizing that it had become a 
degree mill through which its candidates were rushed without proper in¬ 
struction in the lessons of the ceremonies through which they had 
passed, sought a medium without conflict with the sovereignty of the 
different Grand Lodges by which its votaries, through the practical 
teachings of Masonry, might make our Institution a reality; a virile, 
living instrument for the upbuilding of men and the perpetuity of the 
highest ideals of life through the great and only medium of exchange— 
“The Golden Coin of Service.” 

Attendance at Masonic Service Association Meeting Kansas City. 

On the seventeenth day of last November there were gathered in 
Kansas City a mighty host of men; not mighty in numbers but mighty 
in purpose, representatives of practically every member jurisdiction of 
the Masonic Service Association of the United States. It was my 
high privilege, in company with Most Worshipful Brother E. M. 
Hutchinson, Chairman of the Pacific Division, to participate in the 


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deliberations of this wonderful Association. Here, among some of the 
brightest minds of our Fraternity, men from all- parts of our great Na¬ 
tion, I found a spirit of humility and sacrifice in the undertaking of the 
problems before the Association. 

The report of the Executive Commission of the Association was 
rendered by Past Grand Master Harry G. Noyes of New Hampshire, 
covering the marvelous work of the Association during the past year. 
He closed his excellent report by saying that the future of the Associa¬ 
tion was assured from the manner in which it was being supported 
in the various jurisdictions and to insure its perpetuity much depended 
upon the leaders of Masonry. 

Your Grand Master was selected as Chairman of the Committee 
on Administration and I am happy to say that this committee, after 
reviewing the management of the Association, unanimously approved of 
its executive course. 

Two of the most interesting features of this gathering were the 
addresses of Most Worshipful Brother, Justice Scudder of New York 
and Brother William F. Russell of the educational program of the 
Association. Justice Scudder, in his very able and eloquent address, 
called attention to the fact that the Association touched every phase of 
Masonic work in a worth-while way; the servant of all, the master of 
none. In a world bleeding and distressed, Masonic voices were raised 
everywhere for service and the Association had performed wonders for 
Masonry in the United States and its program of service and education 
had united us in one great endeavor tending toward a World Brother¬ 
hood which would restore the smiles to the millions of faces which are 
now blanched with suffering and sorrow. 

Dr. Russell, one of the foremost educators of this country, in his 
address, “The Present Day Need for Public Education,” asserted that 
we must believe in the Public School System and that this belief must 
be universal if our Government is to survive; that the war had shown 
that by education only could the immigrant be controlled; that edu¬ 
cation must be universal for it is the power that moves the world and 
it is the fundamental interest of Masonry to educate our brethren and 
extend educational opportunities. Of Masonry’s interest in education 
and its purpose in extending educational opportunities he recited that 
in China the school boys wore little red caps upon which the square 
and compass appear because the Masons had established the first public 
school. 

Many other addresses of eloquence and power were delivered, among 
th most notable being those of Judge Louis Block, Past Grand Master 
of Iowa, on “The Universality of Masonry” and Dr. William F. Kuhn, 
General Grand High Priest of the General Grand Chapter Royal Arch 
Masons of the United States of America, who delighted every one 
present with his presentation of “Masonic Education and Service.” 

During the closing hour of this brotherly love feast which had for 
two days labored earnestly for a strong purpose, that dynamic force 
of individuality, Most Worshipful Brother Andrew L. Randell, Execu¬ 
tive Secretary of the Association, delivered an appeal for greater love 
and service in Masonic endeavor which touched the hearts of the 


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brethren present sending them forth, each to his own home jurisdic¬ 
tion, with a stronger purpose, a greater desire and in a spirit of 
humility and sacrifice to do his part in the splendid program of this 
most unique and forward step ever undertaken by our Institution for 
the education and enlightenment of mankind. 

Tribute to M. W. Brother Hutchinson in Charge of Service 
Association Work in Montana. 

Numbered among those stalwart souls who, since the very inception 
of the Masonic Service Asociation and equally responsible with the 
other self-sacrificing and noble spirits of the Craft for its continued 
success, is one whom we all know, revere and love—one whose counsel 
and judgment are sought in high councils of the Craft. “Ernest” by 
name, he is just as earnest in the cause of Masonry and its various 
activities. Lovable, affable, sincere, trustworthy, a faithful friend, 
always ready to give his best for his brethren and friends. In our 
friendship and brotherly association of many years he has never failed 
me. A loyal friend, a true brother. In whom could we better put our 
trust to supervise and carry forward the inspiring work of the Masonic 
Service Association in Montana than Ernest M. Hutchinson. Under 
his leadership as Executive Secretary for Montana marked results have 
been accomplished. Your Grand Master made no mistake in placing 
Most Worshipful Brother Hutchinson in full charge and authority 
over this important mission. Assisted by an able corps of speakers 
success has crowned his efforts as will be revealed by his very compre¬ 
hensive report to this Grand Body. The work of the Association in 
Montana must not falter, must not fail. It must go forward in its noble 
mission of education and enlightenment making men better, bigger and 
stronger. What greater investment can be made by this Grand Body 
than the appropriation of a sufficient sum of money to carry the tell¬ 
ing message of Truth in accordance with the program of the Masonic 
Service Association into every lodge in this Grand Jurisdiction more 
effectively. The product derived in a more perfect manhood, strong¬ 
er brotherhood, a greater citizenship, will justify the money invested 
many, many fold. 

Recommendation. 

That this most laudable agency for the dissemination of Masonic 
education may continue more effectively and obtain even greater re¬ 
sults in the future in its mission of enlightenment, I respectfully recom¬ 
mend to this Grand Body: 

First: That an assessment of forty cents (40c) per capita be made 
for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Masonic Service Asso¬ 
ciation program in Montana. 

Second: That the appointment of two competent brothers be made 
at a salary of two hundred dollars per month ($200.00) per month 
and traveling expenses, whose duty it shall be to work continuously in 
the field lecturing and carrying on the work of Masonic education 
in the constituent lodges as provided for by the Association, the said 
appointments to be made by the Executive Secretary with the approval 
of the Grand Master. 


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Third : That the purchase of three (3) new films be made by the 
Executive Secretary for the use of the Association in presenting the 
lectures. 

Fourth : The brother wholly responsible for the success of the 
Masonic Service Association program in Montana is our present Execu¬ 
tive Secretary, Most Worshipful Brother E. M. Hutchinson. He is 
an able executive, a capable director and a man of vision, especially 
adapted to this important work. I recommend that he be continued 
in this important field of Masonic endeavor. 

‘'Lest We Forget.” 

The brightest spot on earth is the place where peace and happiness 
abide; where the human soul finds rest and comfort in the time of 
adversity; where prosperity brings dazzling joy; where distress and 
pain of body are softened and banished; where youth gathers the 
harmony of life for age to meditate and feed upon; where smiling 
confidence awaits the approach of the footsteps of fidelity and loyalty; 
where love fills the crimson bowls of happy hearts to the full with the 
wine of contentment and satisfaction; where the song of faith passes 
the lips of believing hearts; where in the glory of the morning as the 
flowers open their petals under the life-giving rays of the sun praise 
arises from the soul for the gift of another day; where at evening as 
the shadows of night silently gather, a prayer of thanksgiving arises 
from off the altars of contrite hearts for the manifold blessings and 
comforts enjoyed; just a golden setting in which the brightest jewels 
are the Father of Beneficence and the Mother of Love. 

Home, the Human Unit. . 

No sweeter or more enticing word has ever been coined into the lan¬ 
guage of man. No word more symbolic of Heaven, Omnipotence, 
Mother and Eternity. What fond memories come surging o’er 
us as we wander about the chamber of recollection within the halls 
of Home. Father, never so happy as when looking into the faces of 
the family circle—a life giving inspiration to him to provide the 
necessities of life for their care and comfort and the education of his 
children. Mother, the angel, the sweetheart and friend, yours to the 
end; the truest friend man ever knew. How calm was the look to 
father, brother and sister dear round the hearthstone when united for 
evening prayer. How beautiful the smile, how sweet the voice that 
thrilled our hearts; ever constant, ever true, counselor and guide. The 
endearing kiss of confidence as we knelt at her knee in that simple 
little petition, “Now I lay me down to sleep.” And as the years move 
on our love for her multiplies in gratitude and devotion for out of the 
mines of the earth no treasure can buy the love of a mother who taught 
us how to live and how to die. The little picture or the little book 
may be all that’s left us now and with faltering lip and throbbing 
brow we press them to our heart .as memory floods our souls with the 
thoughts of Mother and Home. 

Freemasonry in doctrine and teaching advocate that the home is 
the beginning of government, where character and self-respect are 
developed, making for great and noble citizenship. Our Institution 


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has ever fostered and supported the ideal of home life for there friend¬ 
ship, morality, brotherly love, charity, and all the virtues exemplified 
by our Order are engendered and inculcated into the life of youth, 
the better preparing them for the responsibilities of life. Our Order 
sustains and promotes the noble sensibilities of kindness and devotion 
to the aged, the widowed, the orphaned, and extends the hand of 
fraternal assistance to the unfortunate. In our own land our Sister 
Jurisdictions from the grey crags of the Atlantic to the choral chant- 
ings of the Pacific, from the Dominion line on the north - to the sunny 
clime of the southern border, inspired to greater service, have erected 
monuments to those faithful sisters and brothers who have spent the 
days of life in honest and benevolent labor, who may come in hope to 
an evening home calm and lovely where the curtain of love and care 
shields their weary spirits unto rest and peace for the remaining 
years. In obedience to the command of the Great Master who said, 
“Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me,” the spirit of the Craft 
has been quickened to succor the little ones bereft of Father, Mother 
and Home, gathering them into its strong arms of sympathy and pro¬ 
tection preparing them for life’s journey by training them to virtue 
and industry, causing them to consider every vice as shameful and 
wrong, firing them with an ambition to be useful and acquire knowl¬ 
edge. And having done all to encircle them with the highest and 
noblest of life, our Heavenly Father will breathe upon our noble Craft 
the divine blessing of His approbation. 

A few years ago Montana Masonry, inspired by sincere desire to 
conform to its fraternal duty toward the unfortunate sisters and broth¬ 
ers of this Grand Jurisdiction, drew upon the trestleboard of love and 
service a most beautiful design which, when wrought in material form 
of brick and stone, became a beautiful Home. Here amid pleasant 
surroundings, our sisters and brothers who through the early history 
of our great state sacrificing both time and substance, blazing the 
trail of fraternal influence in the new land and who through adversity 
have been reduced to need, find their reward for faithful service and 
devotion in a delightful home where they are supplied with all the 
comforts and pleasures which can be bestowed by loving friends, their 
sisters and brothers. 

It is a natural law which God has ordained that that which is 
builded by the hand of man shall decay and crumble through the ele¬ 
ments of use, abuse or neglect unless these processes are arrested by 
improvement and rehabilitation. An edifice or any structure con¬ 
structed of the finest and most enduring material will in time succumb 
to the elements and the interior furnishings thereof gradually depre¬ 
ciate in usefulness unless amelioration is employed. 

Our Splendid Masonic Home. 

This Grand Jurisdiction possesses today one of the finest Masonic 
Homes and locations to be found in America, with beautiful and pleas¬ 
ant surroundings, ideal as an arbor for advancing years and a harbor 
for the anchorage of dependent youth for development before the 
cruise upon the ocean of life. 


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Observation by those deeply interested in this Institution and its 
progress for the past few years has revealed the absolute necessity 
for certain improvements and additions. Many visitations to our 
Home have convinced the concerned that procrastination was becoming 
dangerous and inviting additional expense. The heating plant had 
become inadequate and a menace to life and building, unable to fur¬ 
nish sufficient heat to even cast a shade of warmth for the large lobby 
in the center of the structure, the radiation unable to be raised to any 
degree of service and the service piping defective and in many places 
insufficient and valueless. 

The need of hospital facilities at the Home has been apparent for 
some time as now and then information has come to the Board of 
Trustees as well as requests for admission of our sisters and brothers in 
various parts of the Jurisdiction where there is an actual burden, finan¬ 
cially and otherwise, for their lodge or chapter to care for them. 

Now and then the hearts of our Board have been touched and mel¬ 
lowed with sympathy as to their attention came rumors or specific 
instances of those precious flowers, the gift of God, who bereft of the 
sheltering care of parents, might wither or die in an indifferent en¬ 
vironment without the protecting arm of fraternal love upon which 
the father and mother had leaned as they had traveled along the path¬ 
way of life. A refuge for the orphaned child of a brother or sister 
should be sustained and favored by our beneficent Institution. 

Cognizant of an opportunity for Masonic service and touched with 
the breath of fraternal love, your Grand Master without a thought of 
personal aggrandizement or praise, actuated only by the spirit of 
Masonic duty and integrity, entered upon the inspiring undertaking 
of adding to the design already drawn upon our trestleboard by our 
brethren in the years gone by, the needed improvements and additions 
to our Home which, through inspection aided by the counsel and 
advice of our Board and others qualified to judge, proved in part to 
be immediate and imperative while preparation should at once be made 
to meet the demands of the future which are coming to us to bring to 
full fruition our memorial to Masonic Service. 

For This Cause I Bow the Knee. 

In the thought that I was voicing the sentiment of the brethren of 
Montana in a constructive, concrete expression of action I prepared 
and issued the following circular letter to the Craft setting forth the 
plans based upon the estimate furnished by the architect, Brother 
Charles S. Haire of Helena. Pledges were provided and forwarded 
with the circulars to the Secretary of each lodge. 

Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Montana 

Office of the Grand Master 
MASONIC HOME BUILDING CAMPAIGN 

Will You? Say You Will! 

Helena, Montana, December First, Nineteen-twenty-two. 

To the Worshipful Masters, Wardens and Brethren of Montana. 

Brethren: 

The ideals of Masonry are crystalizing into concrete expressions of action. 


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These expressions are manifesting themselves in many and various forms of 
practical endeavor by Masonic Jurisdictions throughout the world. The 
George Washington Memorial at our National Capital, which when com¬ 
pleted will become the Mecca of American Masonry; Libraries, Hospitals, 
Orphanages and Homes promulgated, fostered and brought to consummation 
by many Grand Jurisdictions of America, are but practical demonstrations 
of American Masonry in the forms of monuments of brick and stone ex¬ 
pressing the beneficent purposes of our Order. Never before in the history 
of Masonry has there been such an awakening among the Craft, born of a 
sincere desire for real service to humanity, to engage in laudable enterprises 
for the benefit of mankind and the advancement of Freemasonry. He who 
loves most serves best because his love for his fellowman finds expression 
in deed» of charity and acts of pure beneficence. 

The Masonic Institution has ever been a constructive agency having as 
its chief glory the making of its votaries better and happier by the strength¬ 
ening of character and the erection of purer and stronger spiritual and 
moral temples in the minds and hearts of the Craftsmen. 

Masonry in America has kept apace with the changes of time and condi¬ 
tions of men by designing upon its Trestle Board plans by which- could be 
builded practical temples of service to mankind and practice the true mis¬ 
sion of Freemasonry by ministering to the sick, comforting the afflicted, 
sympathizing with the bereaved, relieving the distressed and teaching its 
subjects to live soberly, honestly and justly, providing for the aged, the 
widow and the orphan. 

Every Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States is engaged in the noble 
enterprise of practical benevolence in behalf of the unfortunate brother 
and sister, the widow and the orphan. Many Jurisdictions have established 
homes, hospitals and orphanages for the care and comfort of their brethren 
and sisters and the physical, mental, moral and spiritual welfare of the 
orphan. 

The greatest design ever drawn upon the Trestle Board of Montana 
Masonry was the plan brought to full fruition when that bright gem of 
Masonic love in the form of a beautiful home in brick and stone was erected 
in the Prickly Pear Valley near Helena. 

The time has arrived for practical work and service in Montana Masonry. 
An up to date heating plant is needed at the home; hospital facilities for 
the immediate care and treatment of a number of brothers and sisters from 
various parts of the state and an orphanage for the training, mentally, 
morally and spiritually, of our orphans. 

Heating Plant. 

The present plant has been found to be inefficient and inadequate for 
our present needs, and a complete change of location of the plant and an 
increased radiation are imperative. 

It is contemplated to build a separate heating plant large enough to con¬ 
tain two large boilers, only one of which would be needed at present, suffi¬ 
cient for the adequate heating of not only the present building but the 
hospital and orphanage. 

The second story of the proposed heating plant will be utilized as rooms 
for the male help. 

It is estimated that the heating plant will cost $15,000.00 and be suitable 
for its intended use for years to come. 

The Hospital. 

It is proposed to erect the first unit of a Hospital, a most pressing need, 
on the East of the present building and connected with it by a closed-in 
corridor. This Hospital will be only one story but will conform to the Main 
building in architectural designs. It will be of fireproof construction and 
complete in all details. It will consist of a service building containing sleep¬ 
ing rooms for three nurses. Bath, linen closet, diet kitchen, operating room 
and sterilizing room. Attached to the service building by a short covered 
corridor will be the hospital wards and rooms for patients. The two wards 
are for four beds each and the two larger rooms for two beds each and the 
small rooms for one bed each, making a total of fourteen beds. 


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On the Southeast facing of the Hospital is a terrace with a solarium with 
glass on all sides and large enough to accommodate all patients. 

The form of this Hospital gives the maximum of light and air and guar¬ 
antees isolation to the main building. 

The estimated cost of this proposed Hospital complete is $45,000.00. 


Orphanage. 

It is also proposed to construct an orphanage to accommodate from fifty 
to one hundred children in addition to providing quarters for attendants 
and help. This building provides also for a kitchen, dining room, sleeping 
porch and play rooms. The site of the Orphanage will be at the East of the 
entrance driveway. • 

The Masonic Home is situated in one of the wealthiest rural school dis¬ 
tricts in Montana. The school building being located about one-half mile 
North of the Home so that our children can have the advantage of the 
Public School. 

The estimated cost of this proposed orphanage complete is $50,000.00. 


Financial Plan. 

It is calculated that the necessary repairs and furnishing for the proposed 
building will cost $20,000.00. 

The total estimated cost of these necessary improvements at our Home 
will be approximately $130,000.00. 

It is proposed to raise the required funds for the Masonic Home Building 
Campaign by donations, voluntary contributions and subscriptions through 
the membership of the Craft. 

Our membership numbers 18,670 in Montana. There are probably 15,000 
of the Brethren in the jurisdiction at the present time; the balance living 
in other sections and some unable to contribute. 

Calculating upon the basis of a membership of fifteen thousand at $2.00 
per member there would be realized each year $30,000.00 and in five years 
$150,000.00, an amount sufficient to complete the project with a surplus for 
maintenance. 

The following form of note has been devised for the manner of financing 
the building plan. 


Note No. 


Note No. 

“And the Greatest of These is Charity.” 


., Mont. 

(City or Town) 

., 19. 

(Date) 

(Name of Subscriber) 
(Name of Lodge) 
(Location) 

Amount - - - $10.00 


Masonic Home Building Campaign Fund 

G . Mont., 

...., 19. 

I promise to pay to the Order of the GRAND 
LODGE OF MONTANA, A. F. & A. M., the sum of 
Ten and no/100 Dollars, the same being my con¬ 
tribution toward the cost of construction of addi¬ 
tional buildings at the MASONIC HOME. The said 
contribution to be paid either in one amount of 
$10.00 or installments of $2.00 per year covering a 
period of five years as follows: $2.00, January 
First, 1923; $2.00, January First, 1924; $2.00, Jan¬ 
uary First, 1925; $2.00, January First, 1926, and 
$2.00, January First, 1927. 


(Address) 


Member of. 
Address... 


.Lodge No. 


This form of note will be forwarded to the Secretaries of each lodge in 
the number equal to the membership of the lodge and the brethren of each 
lodge are asked to subscribe to the Masonic Home Building Fund by signing 
one of these notes. 

These notes will be bound in book form of fifty each and numbered. Upon 
the signing of one or more of these notes by a brother, the Secretary of the 
lodge will detach the said note or notes mailing them in to the office of 



















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the Grand Master, Box 1254, Helena, where the endorsements will be entered 
and the note or notes retained until the full amount has been paid. The 
lodge secretaries will retain the stubs entering the endorsements of all 
payments on the back of the same as provided. 

All remittances are to be sent to the Grand Secretary, Cornelius Hedges, 
Jr., at Helena. There may be those of our brethren who will subscribe for 
more than one note and in that event additional notes will be forwarded 
to the Secretary of the lodge for such purpose. 

It is suggested that in the larger lodges, especially, that one or more 
committees be selected by the Master and Wardens to canvass the member¬ 
ship for subscriptions as this method will hasten the collection of funds 
enabling the early commencement of the project. 

The Secretaries of all lodges are earnestly requested to communicate 
with those of their members who are residing without the jurisdiction 
requesting them to join in this laudable enterprise. 

All sojourning ’brethren within this Grand Jurisdiction are cordially in¬ 
vited to unite with us in this Campaign of Masonic Service. 

What Women ^ Can Do. 

There are stars in the firmament of human endeavor whos*e sparkling rays 
of hope and cheer are as a light to the pathway of men engaged in high 
purpose and an encouragement to their efforts in every laudable under¬ 
taking. That noble band of women, the Ladies of the Eastern Star of 
Montana, are ever alert to aid their Masonic brethren in every worthy cause. 
From many Chapters come messages of approval of the Masonic Home 
Building Campaign offering their every support and under the leadership 
of Sister Nellie Lovell, Grand Matron of that splendid institution co¬ 
operating in this magnanimous plan with the Masonic Brotherhood of 
Montana, the victory will be won. Miriam Chapter No. 1 has subscribed 
$200.00; Josephine Hepner Chapter has subscribed $100.00 and other Chap¬ 
ters have signified their willingness to assist. Past Grand Matron Sister 
Josephine Hepner has most admirably supported the campaign from its very 
inception and has by her own effort raised a neat sum for the Building 
Campaign Fund. Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon our Sisterhood 
for the interest they have manifested in this noble and glorious work. 

In the united effort of our brethren and sisters of this Grand Jurisdiction 
with strong hearts, willing hands and unbounded faith the task will be 
accomplished. Let us labor together in the field of Masonic service bring¬ 
ing to full realization our cherished plan for a greater Masonic Home and 
our reward—the consciousness of a work well done. 

Faithfully and Fraternally, 

claude j. McAllister, 

Grand Master. 

Ready Response From Lodges and Brethren. 

In my visitations to the constituent lodges I found a ready response 
to my plea for this benevolent cause and the brethren in many of our 
lodges have bowed the knee in humble sacrifice to aid, laboring un¬ 
ceasingly, in this noble and glorious purpose that the temple of Benevo¬ 
lence and Charity of Montana Masonry might be brought to comple¬ 
tion. The realization of danger in further delay in so far as the heating 
plant was concerned and knowing that the present system could not 
serve our Home another season, special attention was drawn to the 
absolute necessity of at once proceeding with the construction of a new 
heating plant. 


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No Thought of Building Hospital or Orphanage at Present. 

Contrary to the impression drawn by many through misunderstand¬ 
ing, it was not contemplated nor even considered, to erect the Hospital 
and Orphanage units to our Home this year. Our fondest hopes could 
not anticipate, through the method employed for the raising of funds, 
proceeding with the construction of the hospital in less than two and 
the orphanage in less than four or possibly five years as set forth 
in our ’message to the Craft. 

Results of Campaign for Voluntary Contributions. 

Believing it to be within the province of the Grand Master to initiate 
and promote an enterprise having for its purpose a constructive and 
progressive program by which our Institution is to be benefited and 
a profound obligation discharged to our unfortunate sisters, brothers 
and orphans, I felt justified in presenting the cause to and asking the 
voluntary financial cooperation of the Craft of this Grand Jurisdiction. 
The result of our effort has been most gratifying. Many lodges have 
subscribed and paid their full quota of two dollars ($2.00) per member 
for the first year of the five year program. In a few instances an 
assessment has been levied and collected by the lodge and many of 
the brethren, have paid the full amount of ten dollars ($10.00) for the 
full five year program. 

Effort to Take Census of Masonic Orphans. 

A census was instituted through the subordinate lodges to ascertain 
the number of Masonic orphans in this Grand Jurisdiction, taking into 
consideration only those not over fifteen years of age and particularly 
those who required assistance and care outside of means left for their 
care by parents or estates. 

In the eighteen (18) lodges which responded out of the total of 
one hundred thirty-three (133) there were found to be four (4) 
orphans, all being properly cared for. From the manner in which re¬ 
turns have been made to the Grand Master it is impossible to verify 
rumors of dependent Masonic Orphans and their number in this Grand 
Jurisdiction. Your Grand Master is satisfied that there are within 
the confines of this state Masonic orphans needing the fraternal care of 
our Institution and it is certain that as the years come and go their 
numbers will increase and financial provision for the construction of 
an Orphanage by this Grand Lodge should now be made for their 
proper care and development for the responsibilities of life. 

Imperative Need of Hospital at Masonic Home. 

The need for a hospital is imperative by reason of the fact that 
there are those of our sisters and brothers today who should be receiving 
the benefits of treatment and care in a hospital unit at the Home, not 
only relieving our lodges of a financial burden but the Grand Lodge 
performing its rightful function toward those who need and are entitled 
to medicinal and convalescent privileges amid home-like surroundings 
and permanent residence in our Institution. 


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Heating Plant Built and Boilers Installed. 

Sufficient funds having been accumulated to guarantee accomplish¬ 
ment, our Board of Trustees awarded contract for the construction of 
a heating plant; the installation of one of two large boilers provided 
for, and adequate to furnish heat for the present building together with 
the hospital unit; the installation of new service piping; the increasing 
of radiation throughout the Home building and such other minor 
changes, repairs and improvements as were deemed necessary for a 
complete and adequate system of heating and radiation. The contract 
price amounted to $17,000.00. The work has been pushed rapidly 
along and the Board of Trustees are happy and proud to display to this 
Grand Lodge and the brethren of Montana one of the finest and best 
equipped heating plants to be found anywhere. 

Hearty Approval of Masonic Home Board. 

Throughout the entire campaign for the raising of funds for this 
magnificent and worthy cause during the past year the full and hearty 
approval and support of each and every member of the Board of 
Trustees of our Home has been most graciously and pleasingly ac¬ 
corded. Occasional meetings with the Board and frequent consultation 
with members thereof have been of marked assistance in the carrying 
forward of this program. To these loyal men whose hearts are bound 
to the welfare of our Home I am profoundly grateful for their advice, 
counsel and support in this cause and for their written declaration to 
our lodges of their approval and upholding of this program. 

Splendid Co-operation of Eastern Star. 

One inspiration worthy of pronounced mention manifesting itself 
throughout the year in the raising of funds for the Masonic Home 
Building Campaign Fund was the intense interest evinced by that noble 
band of women, our sisters of the Eastern Star. Some of the Chapters 
have subscribed to the fund liberally and the Grand Matron, Sister 
Nellie B. Lovell, and Past Grand Matron, Sister Josephine Hepner, by 
their encouragement and help have been an inspiration in the work. 

In every progressive, constructive, forward movement there are 
those who fail to see the goal. They are willing to share in the reward 
of the labor of others but reluctant to toil in the vineyard of progress 
and achievement; ready to wear the crown but loath to carry the cross; 
giving only exact measure, prescribed by rule or law, nothing more. 

Then there are those whose lengthening shadows of progressive 
endeavor are cast upon associations and organizations making them 
instruments for the advancement of society. They are willing to assume 
responsibility for a great cause; happy to give more than exact measure 
and glory in travail for the consummation of a noble purpose—serving 
best because they love most—profiting most because they have served 
best. 

The Masonic Institution is an association of men, just human indi¬ 
viduals, who are subject to all the frailties and errors common to man, 
and in the rush of the modern day some are prone to forget and become 


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•inconsiderate of those less fortunate than themselves when they should 
exemplify a spirit of Christian, fraternal charity. As men, as Masons, 
as an institution, we should more than ever seek the welfare of others. 

The appeal sent forth in behalf of our Home has been heard and met 
by many lodges of this Jurisdiction, some of them giving more than 
exact measure. The call was heard by brethren of other states and they 
came over into Macedonia to labor on the new temple of Masonic love. 
Yet the hearts of many of our brethren have not been reached and 
though “the field is white unto the harvest” in a great Masonic cause, 
“the laborers are few.” May the benign influence of our Fraternity 
touch the life of every individual brother able to meet this appeal 
that every lodge within this Jurisdiction may be able to do its full 
duty and a memorial raised to the honor and glory of Montana Mas- * 
onry, a “Rock of Ages” about which throughout the coming years the 
tides of love and charity shall ebb and flow. 

Out of a total membership of 18,670 it was estimated that there 
were resident about 15,000 and upon the basis of subscription, fixed 
at $2.00 per year for five years, would yield an amount of $30,000.00 
per year or $150,000.00 for the five year period, ample in the opinion 
of the architect to carry out the building program. 

Amount of Cash Raised Thus Far by Voluntary Contributions. 

I am happy to report to this Grand Lodge that by the method em¬ 
ployed, through voluntary subscription, the sum of $10,753.30 has been 
raised, the first one hundred dollars of which was given by our Right 
Worshipful Grand Secretary, Cornelius Hedges, Jr., as a memorial to 
the loving memory of his illustrious father who was instrumental in 
the establishment of our Masonic Home. This amount, less certain 
expenditures necessary and incident to the launching of the campaign 
and which are herewith given in a financial statement, has been turned 
over to the Board of Trustees. 

Cherishing the hope that this Grand Lodge, inspired by the highest 
charity and love in accordance with our obligation, will ratify this con¬ 
crete, practical endeavor in the name of humanity and the advancement 
of Freemasonry in Montana, I submit the following recommendations 
for a greater Masonic Home: 

Full Report of Payments and Subscriptions. 

Before presenting my recommendations I desire to report to this 
Grand Body that from August 13th, 1922, to August 9th, 1923, two 
thousand five hundred eighty-four (2,584) brethren subscribed 
$24,134.45. Four hundred seventy-two (472) brethren paid their sub¬ 
scriptions in full. The total payments received on the above subscrip¬ 
tions amounted to $10,753.30. Expenses in connection with the promo¬ 
tion of the campaign amounted to $469.82, leaving the net receipts of 
$10,283.48. There has been paid to the Masonic Home Board of 
Trustees the sum of $10,000.48, leaving a balance of cash on hand and 
ideals of Masonic expression, bending the knee to the loftiest form oi 
deposited in the bank of $283.00. 


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Recommendations. 

Endowment Fund Proposed . 

First: For the purpose of creating an Endowment Fund to be used 
for the benefit of our Masonic Home, I respectfully recommend to this 
Grand Lodge—that each and every petitioner for the degrees of Mason¬ 
ry in this Grand Jurisdiction be required to pay the sum of five 
dollars ($5.00) into the said Fund which amount shall accompany the 
petition of the applicant and be forwarded each month with the report 
of the lodge Secretary to the office of the Grdnd Secretary for credit 
to said Endowment Fund; that provision be made in our statutes for 
the establishment of the said Endowment Fund and the duties of the 
Grand Secretary, Grand Treasurer and Board of Trustees of the Home 
be set forth in connection therewith. The proceeds derived from invest¬ 
ments made of this Fund shall be used for the maintenance and opera¬ 
tion of the Home. 

Special Assessment Recommended. 

Second : That for the purpose of carrying to full completion the 
Masonic Home Building Campaign that this Grand Lodge levy a special 
emergency assessment of two dollars ($2.00) per year for a period of 
five years upon each and every member of this Grand Jurisdiction al¬ 
lowing credit to those who have already paid their assessment of $2.00 
for the first year or $10.00 for the full five year period and authorizing 
each constituent lodge to remit the assessment so levied against a mem¬ 
ber who is unable to pay such assessment by reason of inability or 
adversity. 

Never Alone. 

A beautiful painting from the hand of Herbert de Mareau, Jr., has 
attracted the attention of thousands who, gazing upon its tragedy so 
vividly portrayed, have turned away in revent silence, their eyes 
dimmed with tears as memory recalls the supreme sacrifice paid by 
some mother’s boy in the cause of righteousness and brotherhood. 

This entrancing picture which transports one’s very being to a higher 
realm and grips one’s soul with irresistible power, depicts a soldier’s 
death on the lone marshes of Flanders. The artist has painted a war 
scene without any trace of the conflict, solitude without desolation, 
sorrow without horror. A young French soldier has been shot down 
in the midst of the marshes and lies with life ebbing fast, his lips 
apart, his eyes already fixed in the seal of death, his helmet has fallen 
off, his rifle lies at his side. 

Alone he lies, not another human being in sight, no comrade to carry 
the news to kindred as to how he died for his country. Yet not alone— 
for by his side, with arms extended, stands a figure—a Being with 
infinite compassion—the figure of Him who said: “I will never leave 
thee nor forsake thee.” 

The young artist painted this wonderful picture late in the year 1914. 
In October, 1918, he met the great experience at the battle of Chateau 
Thierry, himself an actor in a similar tragedy which he had so realisti¬ 
cally pictured four years before. 


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Out of the memory of that terrible conflict in which the nations 
were cast in the supreme struggle of history for the mastery of right 
over wrong and the final triumph of the cause of righteousness, Mason¬ 
ry pays homage to those brave and patriotic sons who sacrificed their 
all to fight for the right. Disheartened in its failure to render practi¬ 
cal service to those illustrious men engaged in a just cause, and par¬ 
ticularly those of its own fraternal family, our beneficent Institution 
everywhere determined that when the clouds of battle had cleared 
away and her boys returned home they should be honored and praised 
for their valiant service to their country. In every lodge room of the 
Craft through the length and breadth of our land there still hangs the 
service banner depicting those heroic brethren who went forth at the 
call of their country. Many of them rest today where the “Poppies 
grow, row on row,” in the fields of Sunny France. They kept the faith; 
they fought it through; they crushed the foe. No, they are not alone 
for hovering over the silent tombs is the spirit of the Great Heart who 
will never leave them nor forsake them. 

Nor are they alone who returned battered and scarred and disabled 
from the awful struggle for, at home again, the outstretched arms of 
kin and fraternity welcomed them to places of - rehabilitation where 
rest and care might restore strength and health. 

Plans for Masonic Club Room at Fort Harrison. 

Masonry, through every possible avenue of assistance, has aided in 
the comfort and program of physical restoration to her soldier breth¬ 
ren. With a strong desire to aid in this great program the brethren 
of this Grand Jurisdiction at its last annual communication in the city 
of Helena appropriated the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) 
to be used for the benefit of our Masonic brethren at the Rehabilitation 
Hospital at Fort Harrison, near Helena. 

On the second of September, 1922, your Grand Master in company 
with Worshipful Brother L. A. Foot, Senior Grand Steward, visited the 
Government Hospital at Fort Harrison and were most cordially received 
by Brother L. A. Walker, superintendent. Plans were discussed where¬ 
by it would be possible for Montana Masonry to properly aid our 
brethren committed to this institution. We found in Brother Walker 
a most willing co-worker and throughout the year he has lent his best 
efforts to assist in our work at Fort Harrison. It was decided to give* 
the Grand Lodge a room, which Brother Walker volunteered to furnish, 
in the main building when that structure was remodeled, to be used 
as a Club room where our brethren at the Fort might congregate for 
social intercourse; where Masonic, religious and secular literature 
could be found for their edification. Not until late spring was the 
building made ready for occupancy and in the interim our brethren 
were visited frequently and supplied with tobacco and luxuries and 
everything they desired in the way of literature. On one of my visits 
to the hospital Brother Walker suggested that it would be far more 
beneficial for the brethren domiciled at the hospital to utilize one of 
the smaller buildings located near the campus but that it would be 


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necessary to obtain permission from the Health Department at Wash¬ 
ington, D. C., which he thought could be easily secured. In con¬ 
formity with the requirements of the Bureau at Washington your 
Grand Master made formal application for the privilege of this build¬ 
ing, which request was presented to the Department by Brother Walker 
in person. While verbal sanction was given by the Department, formal 
approval has not yet been accorded. Of the appropriation made last 
year sufficient funds are on hand for placing the building in readiness 
for our needs and making it an attractive place for recreation purposes 
and entertainment. 

Entertainment Committee Formed. 

The brethren of the Helena lodges, our sisters of the Eastern Star and 
the Shrine Patrol of Algeria Temple have assisted materially in look¬ 
ing after the comfort and welfare of our brethren at the Hospital and 
your Grand Master experienced no difficulty in organizing a committee 
consisting of the Masters of the three Helena lodges and the Matrons 
of the two Chapters of the Eastern Star and one Noble of Algeria Patrol 
to visit the Government Hospital as frequently as they deemed expedi¬ 
ent, providing entertainment for the brethren and according them 
every comfort possible that these brethren might know that they were 
not alone, but that loving hearts surrounded them, ever mindful of their 
every need. 

Recommendation. 

That $500.00 Be Appropriated for Disabled Veterans at Fort Harrison. 

That this splendid work in behalf of our Soldier Brothers domiciled 
at the Fort Harrison Hospital may be continued, I commend to this 
Grand Lodge the continuance of this work and for the purpose of 
meeting the financial requirements incident thereto, I recommend that 
the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00), or so much thereof as may 
be necessary, be appropriated for this purpose for the ensuing year. 

Building From the Base. 

An author of renown writing a book on the promotion of higher 
standards of living and moral perfection, without due care as to the 
laying of the right foundation was asked by a friend: “Are you going 
to build your spire from the top?” The question was like an arrow 
and not easily dislodged. He discovered that in the wonderful story 
he had been absurdly attempting to construct from the top down and 
was compelled to reconstruct from the base upward, laying a broad, 
deep and firm foundation of righteous serving and living. The experi¬ 
ence of this writer suggests the imperative need in all true Christian 
and fraternal enterprises, of the laying of a firm foundation upon which 
to build the structure of a strong character and knowledge whereby the 
individual may attain a diviner edifice, righteousness and service. 

Masonry is a builder engaged in constructing the human edifice of 
character upon the plans of the Supreme Architect. In conformity 
with the Grand Design, it seeks to lay well and solid the foundation of 


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a deep philosophy and teaching which must needs settle and become 
firm before the superstructure is erected. The need of a more intimate 
knowledge of the fundamental principles and teachings of Freemason¬ 
ry, a longer period of settled firmness for the foundation stones in the 
soil of Masonic wisdom is paramount, if our Institution is to endure. 
We have been too busy making for quantity rather than quality. The 
scaffolding of deformed instruction in our frantic endeavor to rush 
candidates through the several Degrees and Rites causes them to with¬ 
draw their attention from the main structure, obtaining only a super¬ 
ficial knowledge of the profound lessons of Masonry. We have been at¬ 
tempting to complete the structure of the human temple of character, 
the force that makes for an enduring civilization and brotherhood, 
from the spire rather than from the base which rests upon the 
firm foundation of a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamental 
laws, principles and teachings of Masonry. 

At the last Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge it was sought 
to take some action preventing the solicitation of Master Masons to 
join the Royal Arch Chapter or Scottish Rite bodies until such time 
as the Master Mason shall have at least mastered to some extent a 
knowledge of the fundamental principles and teachings of Masonry in 
the lodge. It is unquestioned that there has been an unseemly haste 
on the part of the newly raised Master Mason to rush into these other 
fields of Masonry before he has become acclimated to the surround¬ 
ings of the lodge in which he was raised, or even before he has passed 
his examination in the Third Degree as required by our Code. Very 
frequently a member raised one week, and before he has had the oppor¬ 
tunity of wearing the Square and Compass emblem, within one week 
thereafter proudly parades with a fez on his dome and a crescent in his 
coat lapel. 

Such a condition is productive of much harm to the foundation 
stone of Masonry. The Blue Lodge is used as a stepping-stone to higher 
ambitions without warrant or merit. Masonry has become cheapened 
through these conditions. Insufficient value of the first three degrees 
are given by these brethren and as a rule they are not good work, true 
work or square work in the Masonic edifice. The fundamentals of 
Masonry are taught in the Blue lodge, and it is only after the master¬ 
ing of not only the esorteric work of the lodge, but also of service to it, 
by attendance and exhibition of interest, should warrant advancement 
along other paths. 

It is my strong belief that much good will result in the enactment 
of legislation at this session of our Grand Lodge limiting the right of 
new members in the petitioning for the degrees in the other bodies, and 
I therefore make this 


Recommendation. 

It Shall Be Masonic Offense to Petition for Royal Arch or Scottish Rite 
Until After Twelve Months of Raising, Passing Examination, Etc. 

That it shall be declared to be a Masonic offense for any Master 
Mason laised in this jurisdiction to petition for the degrees of the 
Royal Arch Chapter or the Scottish Rite bodies until at least one year 


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has elapsed from the date of his raising; that in addition such member 
must have passed an examination in the lecture of the third degree and 
attended at least twelve meetings of his lodge unless excused by his 
lodge upon proper showing of good cause for failure to attend such 
number of meetings. 

District Deputy Grand Masters. 

Montana is a large state and Jurisdiction and the number of lodges is 
increasing. It is an impossibility for the Grand Master to even attempt 
a visitation upon every lodge as the time required, the great distances 
to be covered and the heavy expense involved prohibit any such pro¬ 
gram. We have no Grand Instructor and many of our lodges are 
without Instructors and some do not ask for their appointment. In 
my judgment the time is ripe for the districting of the state into Masonic 
Districts in charge of District Deputy Grand Masters, who shall visit 
the lodges and instruct them in the correct esoteric work and generally 
supervise them in the manner usual and customary for such officers. 
We might well start out with ten such districts and, as exigencies re¬ 
quire, increase the number and change boundaries to conform to condi¬ 
tions as experience may suggest. 

I therefore recommend to this Grand Body that appropriate legisla¬ 
tion be enacted at this session creating the office of District Deputy 
Grand Master, appropriating a sum sufficient to cover the per diem 
and expense of such officer while engaged in such work and such other 
provisions as may be deemed necessary and essential to the establish¬ 
ment of said office. 


Lodge Indebtedness. 

The ambition of the membership of smaller lodges occasionally 
tempts them to construct Masonic Temples largely beyond their means 
and incur indebtedness thereon in sums which they could not reason¬ 
ably expect to liquidate within a reasonable time, and it so happens 
that some Masonic Temples so constructed have been surrendered in 
payment of the debt so created. 

Such a condition tends to discredit our institution and should be 
checked. I recommend that the creating of any indebtedness by a lodge 
in connection with the construction of any building should be sub¬ 
mitted for approval by the Grand Master and Chairman of the Juris¬ 
prudence Committee and properly safeguarded as against any assump¬ 
tion of the liability by the Grand Lodge. 

Recommendation No. 1. 

Disregard on Part of Masters and Secretaries on Official Communica¬ 
tions. 

Both observation and experience have revealed the lamentable lack 
of promptness on the part of the Masters and Secretaries of constituent 
lodges in answering important correspondence addressed to the lodges. 
During the past year many of the Masters and Secretaries have utterly 


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failed to make return, or even reply, upon important subjects such 
as the Masonic Home Building Campaign and the canvass undertaken in 
connection with Masonic Orphans. The Master and Secretary of each 
subordinate lodge should realize that official communications from 
the Grand Master or Grand Secretary are to be read in open lodge and 
reply made immediately upon action of the lodge. Many important 
subjects are before the Craft today causing increased correspondence 
with the constituent bodies and promptness in handling correspon¬ 
dence with the offices of the Grand Master and Grand Secretary should 
be the motto of the officers charged with the duty of administering the 
affairs of the lodge. 

I therefore recommend that the Committee on Jurisprudence be in¬ 
structed by this Grand Lodge to prepare and present an amendment to 
our code of statutes for ratification at this Communication to the effect 
that every lodge shall have all official communications from the Grand 
Master or Grand Secretary read in open lodge at the stated meeting next 
following their receipt and by receiving communications is meant read¬ 
ing them to the lodge while opened on the third degree; due acknowl¬ 
edgment of their receipt to be made and result of action of the lodge 
reported promptly to the Grand Master or Grand Secretary. That fail¬ 
ure on the part of the Master or Secretary of any lodge to comply with 
this provision shall constitute sufficient grounds for reprimand or re¬ 
moval from office in the discretion of the Grand Master. 

The Watchman in the Tower. 

Situated on Bass Rock off the coast of Scotland there is a large 
tower. In the top there is an immense revolving light which as the 
shadows gather and on through the night casts its rays over the face 
of the waters to guide the ships in their course. In the denseness of the 
fog there can be heard the clear tones of the great bell warning of 
danger. The power behind these elements of safety is the faithful ten¬ 
der. Through day and night, constantly on the alert, he watches faith¬ 
fully in the tower, keeping the light trimmed and burning, ready to 
sound the alarm when danger looms that the passing vessels may be 
kept in their course. 

In the Masonic tower of Montana there is a faithful watchman 
guarding the path of the old fraternal ship and when danger looms he 
sounds the alarm and flashes the light of experience and knowledge 
upon the troubled sea of confusion and near-blunder, piloting our 
course to the harbor of safety. 

While the membership at large of this Grand Jurisdiction may ap¬ 
preciate the value of “Toby’s” services, yet one must come in constant 
contact to properly estimate his unremitting and invaluable services to 
this Grand Lodge. Under his beloved father of sainted memory he was 
raised in the atmosphere of the work he is now performing. It consti¬ 
tutes his life work and all his thoughts and actions revolve about his 
duties. He is conscientious beyond ordinary conception and is always 
found more than gracious with his time and assistance. 

To me, he has given of his best and whatever success I may have 
attained during the past year “Toby” has given his all to help. His 


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mind is a storehouse of the Masonic history of Montana and I have 
drawn largely upon his knowledge in my work. 

To “Toby” I make public my acknowledgment and offer my heart¬ 
felt appreciation and gratitude for his loyalty, counsel and regard 
which has made the yoke of service easy and the burden of responsi¬ 
bility light. 

Our own Grand Secretary 
Just simply can’t be beat, 

No matter where you travel 
Or how many you may meet. 

To know him is to love him, 

And who his worth can tell? 

In our Masonic Tower 

He is both our Light and Bell. 

Opinions. 

Many requests for opinions have come to me during the year which 
I have answered, all of them being fully covered by the regulations and 
constitution of our Grand Lodge. I am not encumbering the record 
with these opinions. It is to be regretted that the officers of some of 
our constituent lodges are not better versed in the provisions and laws 
regarding ordinary matters concerning our Institution. 

Decisions. 

I rendered the following decisions: 

NO. 1, RELATING TO THE MATTER OF APPEAL OF E. C. 
HILLHJS OF JERUSALEM LODGE NO. 115. 

The appeal of Brother Hillius having heretofore been presented to 
the Grand Lodge and referred to the Committee on Appeals and Griev¬ 
ances and the said appeal having been dismissed on the recommendation 
of the said Committee on Appeals and Grievances by reason of the 
transcript failing to disclose certain necessary documents and the sus¬ 
pended member praying to have his appeal reinstated by supplying 
such missing data, the Grand Master, therefore, permits such appeal 
to be reinstated so that no question might hereafter arise as to the 
desire to do justice to the appellant by granting him the opportunity 
of having his appeal heard on its merits. 

HELD:—That on the showing made the entire appeal, with the 
supplied heretofore missing documents, be referred to the Committee on 
Appeals and Grievances for further consideration. 

No. 2. IN THE MATTER OF ISSUING DIM IT TO BROTHER 
WILLIAM F. BROCKMEYER OF BILLINGS LODGE NO. 113. 

The Brother applied for dimit, the same being granted by the lodge. 
The Secretary endorsed on the said dimit in red ink a limitation to the 
effect that before it was accepted by another lodge to communicate with 
the lodge issuing the same; the dimit was returned to the lodge with 
the request that such notation be eliminated. 


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HELD:— First: A lodge cannot place any condition upon the issu¬ 
ance of a dimit as it must be absolute. The brother having applied 
for a dimit and there being no charges against him and it being a dimit 
to become a non-affiliate, the lodge could grant or refuse it. Having 
granted the dimit, the lodge had no right to amend or condition by any 
endorsement tending to question its usefulness. Therefore, the lodge 
must recall the dimit, instructing the Master and Secretary thereof to 
issue a dimit in form as provided by our Code, page 110. 

Second : The lodge cannot rescind its action and retain a brother 
who has petitioned for a dimit because action by the lodge granting 
the dimit precludes reconsideration, having been once granted. 

Third: A brother to whom a dimit has been granted by a lodge in 
this Jurisdiction can petition any lodge in this or a sister Jurisdiction 
for a restoration to membership, there being no time limit on the dimit 
of a non-affiliate. 

Fourth: A brother having regularly petitioned a lodge for a dimit 
and the lodge having granted the same, he cannot ask to have his peti¬ 
tion withdrawn and elect to retain his membership in the lodge. 

NO. 3 RELATIVE TO THE MATTER OF CHARGES PRE¬ 
FERRED BY WHITEFISH LODGE NO. 64, AGAINST A BROTHER: 

Charging him with a Masonic offense and claiming to involve moral 
turpitude by reason of the fact that he included among his liabilities in 
bankruptcy schedules indebtedness to brother Masons and seeking dis¬ 
charge therefrom. 

HELD:—That the said action of the brother, being within the juris¬ 
diction of the civil courts, constituted no Masonic offense. 

NO. 4. RELATIVE TO THE MATTER OF OTTO THOMAS 
GREEN PETITIONING FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 139. 

A petition of Mr. Otto Thomas Green was presented to Friendship 
Lodge No. 139; it was discovered that he resided nearer the Jurisdic¬ 
tion of Jerusalem Lodge No. 115 although more convenient for the 
applicant to attend Friendship Lodge No. 139. Thereupon, under date 
of June 6th, 1922, Friendship Lodge No. 139 requested waiver of 
Jurisdiction over the applicant from Jerusalem Lodge No. 115. In 
response to that request Friendship Lodge No. 139 received a commu¬ 
nication from the Secretary of Jerusalem Lodge No. 115 to the effect 
that such waiver had been granted, and relying upon such information 
Friendship Lodge No. 139 acted on the petition of the applicant and 
he was elected and received the First Degree; these are admitted facts. 
Thereafter it appears that Jerusalem Lodge No. 115 had no meeting 
at which such waiver could have been granted and the letter of notifi¬ 
cation of the granting of the waiver was by the Secretary who assumed 
that there would be no question about it being granted when the 
lodge did meet, but thereafter when Jerusalem Lodge No. 115 did meet 
the Secretary read the application for waiver of Jurisdiction and the 
same was rejected and Friendship Lodge No. 139 was advised of such 
action but such notice and advice was received after Friendship Lodge 
No. 139 had acted on the petition and initiation of the candidate, fully 


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relying on the prior statement of the Secretary of Jerusalem Lodge 
that the waiver had been granted. 

The question arises upon the effect of the refusal of Jerusalem Lodge 
No. 115 to grant the waiver upon the action of Friendship Lodge No. 
139. 

Lodges act upon advice received through the proper officers of lodges 
upon whom they call for action. Friendship Lodge No. 139 had a 
right to rely on the information received from the Secretary of Jerus¬ 
alem Lodge No. 115; it is not necessary for a lodge to investigate as 
to whether or not action actually took place on which they received 
advice from the Secretary of the lodge upon which they requested 
action. 

There seems to be no question whatever as to the receipt of the 
letter by Friendship Lodge No. 139 from Jerusalem Lodge No. 115 
upon which Friendship Lodge had a right to rely and the action of 
Friendship Lodge was in good faith and without any knowledge of mis¬ 
representation on the part of the Secretary of Jerusalem lodge as to 
the necessary waiver having been granted and if any fault attaches 
it is upon the Secretary of Jerusalem Lodge No. 115 for giving wrong 
information to Friendship Lodge No. 139. 

HELD:—That Jerusalem Lodge No. 115 will not be heard to com¬ 
plain in the premises in view of all the circumstances. 

Conclusion. 

The time has now come for me to hand back to the Maker of Years, 
that beautiful gift placed in my keeping twelve months ago. It was 
perfect, untouched by human hand, beautiful and inspiring, fresh from 
the Workshop of Time. It was free from the blemishes of human mis¬ 
deeds and mistakes. It has been mine for one year to work with and 
play with; think with, love with, laugh and sigh with. Then I must 
return it to the donor and show what I have done with the gift. 

All that I was to hope and fear, all that I was to do and neglect to do, 
all that I was to create and destroy would make it ugly and weak or 
beautiful and strong. It was mine. 

With this precious gift given to me in the highest confidence which 
one may enjoy at the hands of his brethren, was it for me as I thought 
and played each scene to forget my duty toward humanity or to do my 
best for those who might need my help or think of the task as just 
something to be done if inclination favored? I must decide. 

Was it for me in this old world of make-believe to treat my art as 
mere profession or my profession as an art? Would I earnestly en- 
deaver to make the picture so it would sell or make the picture because 
it would deserve to sell? Was I to take the sordid path to ease and 
comfort without responsibility or search for the higher road with pa¬ 
tient faith that worthy achievement would finally bring its due re¬ 
ward? I must decide. 

Was it for me to search out the fruits of earnest endeavor down in the 
quarry of Brotherhood away from the sight and applause of men or 
lend my support to those who in evil conception would mislead and 


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cause me to err? Would I hunt for that which is good and try to 
eliminate the bad in men? 

The year was mine, I must decide. 

With my deep and abiding faith and love for all Masonry, produced 
not only by the beauty and sublimity of its teachings, but by the many 
examples of noble self-sacrifice its devotees have made for one an¬ 
other and humanity through all time, my decision led me in the pleas¬ 
ant paths of higher things. I made no attempt nor did I endeavor to 
assume any prelatic or super-moral position in my association with 
my brethren but simply tried to meet them on the level as brothers, 
just a plain man, subject to all the frailties and errors common to 
human kind, going about endeavoring to do good, trying to build and 
not to destroy. 

I accepted the gift as responsibility and found it to be opportunity, 
remembering that our Institution has a mission to help men on the 
superior side of life for it appeals to them through the intellect and 
the affection, coming with proffered blessings for mind, heart and 
soul. The good fellowship, sweet and cheerful intercourse which has 
come to me, the type of goodness that finds expression in the hand 
clasp; a word of cheer to a discouraged brother, quiet deeds of char¬ 
ity; the type that find expression in friendship, the sweetest flower 
that blooms along the dusty highway of life; the type that finds ex¬ 
pression in manhood, has been a blessing to me. It has helped me to 
meet the gift of responsibility through opportunity. 

I have tried to keep the faith holding in my firm clasp the precious 
Gift of Confidence so graciously placed in my care one year ago 
by the brethren of Montana. At the end of the course I hand it back 
with the prayer that I have done nothing to mar its refulgent beauty, 
with a hope born of loving kindness that as it is handed on to those 
who follow, they through love and service will add luster to its charm. 

With a heart and soul full of profound thankfulness and about to 
pass from the official circle of this Grand Body where I have enjoyed 
the love and co-operation of my fellow officers and that of the brethren 
of a great Jurisdiction, I venture to express my love and appreciation 
as the way-farer of the desert. Almost at the end of his journey across 
the desert, weary, hungry and thirsty he spied an oasis. Hurrying for¬ 
ward he found an immense tree whose branches gave forth beautiful 
and delicious fruits; at its base was a spring of pure cold water. He 
reached forth and plucked the fruits from the branches to satisfy his 
appetite. He knelt and drank of the water afforded by the spring to 
quench his thirst, then reclined beneath the shade of the old tree for 
rest. As he was about to continue his journey he knelt at the base 
of the tree and in appreciation for its ministering care said, “0 Thou 
Faithful Tree, thou savior to men who pass this way, I thank thee for 
thy ministering service and as I depart on my journey my wish for thee 
is that thy offspring may be as good as thyself.” 

In surrendering the Gift to the Maker of the Years I wish for my 
brethren in Montana that they may continue in all good works and 
those who are admitted within the fraternal circle will be just as good 




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as they; that prosperity may attend you all, and with the prayer that 
the Maker of the Years will continue on through time to bless the 
work of your hands, comfort and sustain you, I thank Montana Mas¬ 
onry for its ministering spirit and the benign influence it has cast 
upon my life, which the years can never alter. 

“I do not know 

Where fall the seeds I’ve tried to sow 
With greatest care. 

And yet I hope each seed will grow 
And bring forth fruit 
Sometime, somewhere.” 

Fraternally submitted, 

Claude J. McAllister, 

Grand Master. 


Recess. 

At 11:50 o’clock A: M. Grand Master McAllister discontinued read¬ 
ing his address and declared a recess until 1:30 P. M. 


AFTERNOON SESSION 

Wednesday, August 15th, 1923. 

CORNER-STONE CEREMONY—DEACONESS HOSPITAL. 

At 1:30 P. M. Grand Lodge was formed in grand procession in 
front of the Masonic Temple under direction of the Grand Marshal. 
The column moved to the site of the Deaconess Hospital, where the 
corner-stone of that building was laid according to ancient Masonic 
rites. Grand Master McAllister and associate Grand Officers filled 
their respective stations, Brother Chandler C. Cohagen acting as Grand 
Architect. 

The parade was an impressive spectacle and was the largest Masonic 
procession ever seen in Billings, being estimated close to a thousand 
Craftsmen in line. Many of the civic societies of the city participated, 
together with the following fraternal societies—Odd Fellows, Elks, 
Knights of Pythias, and others. A pleasing innovation was the De 
Molay boys marching in the procession. There was a splendid escort 
provided by the members of Aldemar Commandery No. 5 Knights Tem¬ 
plar, preceding Grand Lodge. 

Music was furnished by the Billings Municipal Band and the Elks 
Bugle Corps. During the ceremony splendid music was rendered by 
a special quartet. 

A very large gathering of townspeople attended the exercises. 


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CONTENTS OF BOX IN CORNER-STONE OF BILLINGS 
DEACONESS HOSPITAL AUGUST 15TH, 1923. 

A copy of the Holy Bible. 

A historical sketch of the Billings Deaconess Hospital. 

The minutes of the Montana Annual Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church for 1922. 

The annual report of the Board of Hospital and Homes. 

The annual report of the General Deaconess Board. 

The Twentieth Annual Report of the Montana Deaconess Hospital of 
Great Falls. 

A program of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Montana A. F. & A. M. 
for 1923. 

Copies of the Billings Gazette, the Billings Times, the Pacific Chris¬ 
tian Advocate, the Montana Methodist Messenger, the Congregational 
Monthly, the Church Mail (Episcopal), the Christian Worker (Chris¬ 
tian Church), the year book of the Presbyterian Church, the Montana 
Baptist Convention Report, the Bulletin of Billings Methodist Church, 
Methodist Year Book—1922, and a copy of the Corner-stone Laying 
Souvenir, a leaflet distributed on the grounds commemorating the 
occasion. 

After the formal ceremony the Grand Master arose and said: 

Grand Master McAllister: Friends and Brethren, I have the 
honor at this time to present to you Bishop Charles Wesley Burns, of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church of the Helena Area, who will now 
deliver the oration: 

ADDRESS BY BISHOP BURNS. 

Bishop Burns: Most Worshipful Grand Master, Friends and 
Brethren: The late President of the United States, standing at the 
threshold of Montana, declared that among the reconstruction forces of 
the world must be reckoned these two: The spirit of good will and 
tire spirit of service. I take it that the motif of this hour is somehow 
involved in those dual expressions, when we come to lay the corner¬ 
stone of an institution that shall be builded upon these ideals and 
minister to this city and surrounding country. I am deeply sensible 
of the honor of speaking these few words in a handful of minutes on 
this significant occasion, not only because this is probably the most 
significant hour in the history of the City of Billings, but because the 
significance of this hour marks itself into the largest expression of the 
world hearts. This represents not only communities’ co-operation. 
This represents not only the splendid background and the principle and 
the honor of these, our Brothers of the Masonic bodies, but this repre¬ 
sents the finest thing that can be had anywhere under God’s stars, 
the laying of a corner-stone not for profit, not for gain, but for the 
alleviating of suffering and the expression of mercy and of help. 

Among the contributing forces and factors in this high hour, I am 
sure we are all glad to recall that the Superintendent of the Deaconess 
Hospital, who through months of financial depression and financial 


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pressure and economic disaster, through months long delayed which 
burned out the enthusiasm of men concerning the ultimate construc¬ 
tion of this building, in the face of difficulty and disaster and heart¬ 
breaks, on his own heart and own shoulders, with the splendid support 
of this community and his Board, has carried through this institution 
to this high and significant hour. I speak in gratitude and in congratu¬ 
lation the name of the Superintendent of this building, Dr. Charles D. 
Crouch. 

Most Worshipful Grand Master, the altitude of a city is the character 
of its institutions. The altitude of the institutions is the measure of its 
service to the community and to the world. This occasion gathers, 
therefore, its highest significance in this, that the City of Billings and 
the surrounding community has it in its heart to build this hospital, 
and this hospital will forever keep faith with those who have made 
possible this building, by ministering to the suffering, to the maimed 
and the hurt, and to the poor of this city and of this community. 
Surely the significance of this hour is also involved in this, that an 
institution having such an ideal as this somehow fits into the world’s 
greatest hunger and the largest world need. Out yonder is that bruised 
world; out yonder is the twisted age; out yonder is the confused mind 
of society. What is the thing that will lead the world order back again 
to safety and back again to that sense of world brotherhood? Is it not 
the thing that is set forth in the laying of this corner-stone and the 
rearing of this building? It is the spirit of selfless service. Again, 
while we are thinking of the spirit of service, we are linked up on this 
occasion to the whole world of thought and to the world of activity. 
Loyalty to this institution, loyalty to our own institutions, loyalty to 
the things for which this great occasion stands this week here in the 
City of Billings, our thought and our sympathy and our hearts reach 
out to the whole world, and we become a part of that world embodi¬ 
ment that you will find in the great world of Brotherhood under the 
Fatherhood of God. 

On an occasion not unlike this, you will remember Lloyd George 
stood up at Genoa, visioning this world torn asunder and in ruins, 
a world from which the very foundations seemed to have been torn 
and engulfing not only a part of the world but the whole of the world, 
you will remember how that little Welshman with that brush of his 
hair from his brow, with his characteristic gestures and sweat streaming 
from his face, said to the representatives of the British and American 
press gathered at Genoa, “I wish America were here.” Why? Be¬ 
cause America stands in the thought of the world for that for which my 
Brethren here stand; because America stands in the thought of the 
world for the same thing for which we stand in the laying square of 
this corner-stone; because America in the thought of the world stands 
for the things which this Hospital represents. The world knows 
that in this hour it is the helping hand of America and the helping 
brains of America and the helping heart of America that will upright 
the world and give to it its sympathy, its spirit of good will, and its 
ideals of altruistic service. 


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And within this grand circle, with the background here, and this 
splendid representation, the finest representation of the citizenship of 
America, because we are gathered here on this day reverently, gladly 
and sacrificingly laying the corner-stone of this Deaconess Hospital, 
we somehow feel that we have part in the larger, finer movement of the 
race that makes for a universal brotherhood of selfless service. 


Nor may we forget, Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren, 
that this is a Deaconess Hospital. Thank God that in these days that 
are described as the days of materialism and gain and profit, that the 
City of Billings rises to the altitude of laying the corner-stone of an 
institution that is not for profit, not for gain, but for service and for 
ministry. It is to the glory of the city and to the glory of the state 
that we have risen to this loftiest altitude, to the finest expression of the 
heart,—a Deaconess Hospital. 

The new-age consciousness of service is reflected in the ministry of 
the Deaconesses more clearly than in any other form of ministry. It 
was Mark Rutherford who declared that the reason why he believed 
the world was not ruled by the devil was the presence of nurses and 
deaconesses in the world, and we all agree with Mark Rutherford in 
this hour. If the fevered brows, if the broken bones, if the wasted 
tissues, if the lives that are sick and downhearted, come in hope to 
the people of this community, let us thank God from the bottom of 
our hearts today that this is a Deaconess Institution, where our nurses 
shall out of a sense of mercy and love and service only, quiet the 
suffering of mankind, forever ministering to the sick, suffering, wasted, 
worn and hurt of this city and of this community. 


And, Most Worshipful Grand Master, surely, as you lay this corner¬ 
stone of such an institution as this, we may not forget this other thing 
that secures us in gratitude of this hour, namely, that somehow 
the whole of the sentiment, the whole of the ceremony, everything that 
is represented in that great body of seven hundred to a thousand men 
marching here for this high hour, somehow the whole of it expresses 
what we all in our heart of hearts feel as American citizens of different 
names, different creeds and faiths, in this hour, namely, that such a 
corner-stone of such an institution as this, where such ministering as this 
shall be expressed in the unborn centuries, and somehow this thing 
upon which shall rest the foundation of a better world that is to be 
the new-world fellowship, the new organization of society, the building 
of better relations between man and man, and all that and all that, 
shall be somehow expressed in the thing that we have done here this 
afternoon. It is complete in the motif of the Fatherhood of God under 
Jesus Christ, and because of that high Christian motif, Sir, I give you 
my hand and my heart, and the faith of the Methodist Church that we 
shall be true to this trust that has been given to us by the citizens of 
Billings and this community in Montana here, the Christ-inspired insti¬ 
tution engaged in the ministry of healing. I thank you. (Applause.) 


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GRAND MASTER EXPRESSES THANKS TO BISHOP BURNS 
FOR ADDRESS. 

The Grand Master: On behalf of the Masonic Fraternity represent¬ 
ed in the Grand Lodge in the City of Billings today, I desire to extend 
to our Reverend Friend, Brother and Bishop, who has so eloquently 
placed before us the great principles of the Fatherhood of God and 
the Brotherhood of Man and the spirit of service, our sincere thanks 
for his kindness in coming to Billings today and acting as our Orator. 
It has been indeed an inspiration, and I could readily see, looking over 
this vast crowd today, the effect of the inspired words of Bishop Burns. 
May we go forth from this ceremony this afternoon carrying his 
message deep in our hearts and lives, that each and every one of us, 
no matter of what creed we may be, or what fraternity we may belong 
to, go out into the world and do our duty in the service of humanity. 

After our benediction by Dr. Wolfe, our Grand Chaplain, led by the 
Quartette and the band, we will sing two verses of “America” and be 
dismissed. After which, under the direction of our Grand Marshals, 
the Grand Lodge will re-form and march again to the Temple, where 
we are holding our sessions. 

AFTER RECESS, 4:00 O’CLOCK P. M., AUGUST 15, 1923. 

The Grand Lodge resumed labor at 4:00 o’clock P. M., pursuant to 
recess. 

Committee on Apportionment Named on Grand Master’s Address. 

The Grand Master thereupon completed the reading of his address, 
which was referred to the Committee on Apportionment, consisting of 
Brothers H. S. Hepner, G. A. Lewis, J. W. Johnson, W. R. Calvin, W. A. 
Christiani, W. W. Johnston. 

At the conclusion of the reading of the address by the Grand Master, 
the Grand Chaplain, R. W. Brother George D. Wolfe, led in prayer. 

The report of the Grand Treasurer and Financial Report of Grand 
Secretary were presented and referred to the Finance Committee. 

REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER. 

Helena, Montana, August 15, 1923. 

Brethren: I regret, very much, my inability to be with you at this 
session, caused by illness; my health, however, appears to be improv¬ 
ing. 

My annual financial report is made a part of this report. 

I thank this Grand Lodge for its confidence and support during my 
thirteen years of service as Grand Treasurer and 1, personally, have 
only to regret my inability to carry out my plan to provide a fund— 
without increasing dues—the interest from which, with proper and right 
management, should at least pay the expenses of Grand Lodge sessions. 
This can and should be done without indebtedness or increasing dues. 

All expenditures should be passed upon by a committee composed 


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of strictly successful, general business men—not money lenders, nor 
those who squander the money of others. Please do not increase 
Grand Lodge dues for any purpose. 

Your Grand Treasurer should only be required to keep one account, 
cash debit and credit, unless a system of entirely different warrants for 
each account be adopted and your Grand Treasurer be relieved of much 
worry. 


ANNUAL, REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER, RICHARD LOCKET. 


A U g. 16—Balance on hand as per report... $38,179.03 

Nov. 2 —My receipt No. 1 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy. $104.00 

Nov. 2 —My receipt No. 2 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy. 136.85 

Nov" 2 —My receipt No. 3 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy. 512.00 

Dec. 5—My receipt No. 4 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy. 573.00 

1923. 

Feb/ 2 —My receipt No. 5 (See Perm. Gen. Relief Fund) 

Feb 2—My receipt No. 6 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy. 170.34 

Feb. 2—My receipt No. 7 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy. 307.05 

Feb. 2—My receipt No. 8 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy. 353.00 

Feb. 13—My receipt No. 9 (See Perm. Gen. Relief Fund) 

Mar. 13—My receipt No. 10 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand 

Secretary . 303.60 

Apr. 11—My receipt No. 11 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand 

Secretary —. 468.60 

Aug. 7—My receipt No. 12 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand 

Secretary ...-. 37,824.00 

Aug. 8—My receipt No. 13 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand 

Secretary . 48.30 

Aug. 8—My receipt No. 14 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand 

Secretary . 295.27 

Aug. 8—My .receipt No. 15 to C.. Hedges, Jr., Grand 

Secretary .-. 54.00 

Aug. 8—My receipt No. 16 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand 

Secretary .;. 76.32 

Aug. 8—My receipt No. 17 to C. Hedges, Jr., Grand 

Secretary .:. 98.00 


Total received from Grand Secy, for Gen. Fund $ 41,324.33 


Total General Fund from all sources.... 79,503.36 

Less warrants 1441 to 1631 inclusive, less those 

to other funds ... 36,939.36 

By transfer to Masonic Service Association. 600.32 

By transfer to Grand Lodge Charity Fund. 38.50 


Total credits ... 37,578.18- 


Balance on hand, General Fund. 41,925.18 


Of this balance, $25,000.00, or more, will be required to pay the expenses of 
this session and to the Masonic Home. 

I collected $200.00 interest for the General Fund and paid the same to the 
Grand Secretary ; also $140.00 for the Permanent General Relief Fund, which 
I also paid to the Grand Secretary. I now have $5,500.00 for this Fund and 
$3,500.00 for the Permanent General Relief Fund on Certificates of Deposit in 
the American National Bank of Helena, at 4% interest, as per certificates here¬ 
with. 


GRAND LODGE A. F. & A. M. EDUCATIONAL FUND. 


1922. 

Aug. 16, to balance on hand as per report. $2,800.21 

Oct. 18, by warrant 1495 to T. A. Sipe... $10.41 

Nov. 4, by warrant 1500 to R. H. Jamison. 10.00 

Nov. 9, by warrant 1501 to E. M. Hutchinson.. 35.96 

Dec. 6, by warrant 1516 to Scott Leavitt. 25.89 

Dec. 7, by warrant 1517 to Mt. St. Tel. & Tel. Co. 11.45 

Dec. 28, by warrant 1526 to John R. Lloyd. 4.50 

Dec. 28, by warrant 1527 to H. A. Duncan. 63.29 

Dec. 28, by warrant 1528 to E. M. Hutchinson. 73.62 

1923. 

Jan. 17, by warrant 1537 to Miss Evelyn Olson. 13.00 

Feb. 24, by warrant 1553 to Geo. D. Wolfe. 20.60 

Feb. 24, by warrant 1554 to H. A. Duncan... 282.99 

Mar. 15, by warrant 1563 to H. A. Duncan. 298.81 

Apr. 16, by warrant 1574 to H. A. Duncan. 253.23 



































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May 3, by warrant 1582 to Billings Lodge No. 113. 

May 16, by warrant 1589 to W. L. Parmelee. 

May 29, by warrant 1590 to E. M. Hutchinson. 

May 31, by warrant 1592 to New York Exch. Masonic 

Service Association . 

July 16, by warrant 1606 to E. J. Schwefel... 

July 29, by warrant 1611 to Earl N. Genzberger. 

July 29, by warrant 1612 to E. M. Hutchinson. 

July 31, by warrant 1615 to W. L. Parmelee. 

July 31, by warrant 1616 to Mas. Libry. & Entmt. Bd. 

—Butte $358 (not prestd.) . 

July 31, by warrant 1617 to Rev. Geo. D. Wolfe. 

Aug. 6, by warrant 1621 to Earl N. Genzberger.. 

Aug. 6, by warrant 1624 to Earl N. Genzberger... 


Aug. 15, to balance. 


-X 


12.32 

69.99 

28.60 

130.00 

83.54 

26.29 

48.10 

23.74 


192.33 

28.48 

91.43 


1,838.57 

$961.64 


Warrants reported by Grand Secretary as belonging to this fund and are 
split warrants, chargeable to various funds, but in this report are charged to 
General Fund. They are Nos. 1503, 1513, 1514, 1521, 1532, 1534, 1550, 1562, 
1571, 1586, 1594 and 1604—totaling $326.22. 

We should have a special warrant or voucher for each fund. 


MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION. 


1922. 

Aug. 16, to balance... $323.24 

Oct. 3, by warrant 1481 to Masonic Service Assn. $186.70 

Oct. 7, by warrant 1522 to Masonic Service Assn.. 176.76 

1923. 

Jan. 29, by warrant 1541 to. Masonic Service Assn..... 186.70 

Mar. 20, by warrant 1564 to Masonic Service Assn. 186.70 

June 14, by warrant 1597 to Masonic Service Assn. 186.70 

Aug. 15, to transfer from Gen. Fund, to balance. 600.32 


$923.56 ■ $923.56 

GRAND LODGE CHARITY FUND. 


1922. 

Aug. 16, to balance. $46.50 

1923. 

Apr. 23, by warrant 1578 to Sidney Deaconess Hospital $25.00 

Aug. 6, by warrant 1630 to Near East Relief. 60.00 

Aug. 15, to transfer from General Fund, to balance. 38.50 


$85.00 $85.00 

Grand Secretary Hedges reports Nos. 1507—$25.00; 1525—$10.00, and 

1533—$60.50, as of this fund, but they have been entered in General Fund. See 
number and entry in the Fund. 


PERMANENT GENERAL RELIEF FUND, 


1922. 

Aug. 16, to balance on hand. $3,363.30 

1923. 

Feb. 2, my receipt No. 5, loan returned. 200.00 

Mar. 13, my receipt No. 9, loan returned. 50.00 

Aug. 8, cash, interest . 140.00 

Aug. 8, cash, loan returned.*. 150.00 

1922 

Oct. 3, by warrant No. 57 to ... $200.00 

1923. 

Mar. 27, by warrant No. 58 to . 37.50 

By balance ... 3,665.80 


$3,903.30 $3,903.30 


Aug. 15, 1923, to balance..... $3,665.80 


CASH AND CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT ON HAND AS PER REPORT. 


General Fund ........ $41,925.18 

Grand Lodge Educational Fund ...... 961.64 

Grand Lodge Permanent General Relief Fund... 3,665.80 


Total. $46,552.62 

(All errors and omissions excepted). 


Fraternally submitted, 

Richard Lockey, Grand Treasurer. 















































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FINANCIAL REPORT OF GRAND SECRETARY. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana. 

Brethren: Herewith please find statement of receipts and disburse¬ 
ments for the year: 

GRAND LODGE DUES. 

1922 

Aug. 16_To 1922 Grand Lodge Dues, Wheatland Lodge No. 132, . 

on 50 members, none remitted....—.- - $100.00 

a 11 16—To 1921 dues, Livingston No. 32, B. H. Asher and C. E. 

X. , ,, . A A A 


Campbell ...—. 4-00 

Oct 27 To 1921 dues. Golden Fleece No. 66, on R. B. Smith. 2.00 

Nov. 24—To 1922 dues, Three Forks No. 73, on A1 C. Parks.. 2.00 

1923 

Mch’ 2 —To 1921 dues, Ruby No. 36, on E. D. Dingwall. 2.00 

Mch 29—To payment on acc’t. 1923 dues, Unity No. 71-.--- 100.00 

Apr 10—To i922 dues, Three Forks No. 73, 1 additional member- 2.00 


1*>23 GRAND LODGE DUES. 

June 12 —Columbia Falls No. 89, 114 members, none remitted.. 228.00 

June 20—Liberty No. 99, 56 members, none remitted. 112.00 

June 22—Judith No. 86 , 99 members, 2 remitted.... 194.00 

June 25—Musselshell No. 69, 220 members, none remitted.. 440.00 

June 25—Musselshell No. 69, arrears . 4.00 

June 25—Valier No. 76, 82 members, none remitted.. 164.00 

June 27—Eureka No. 93, 113 members, none remitted.... 226.00 

June 28—Diamond City No. 7, 80 members, 2 remitted. a. 156.00 

June 29—Billings No. 113, 603 members, none remitted..... 1,206.00 

j u ly i—Hysham No. 129, 53 members, 1 remitted... 104.00 

July 3—Carbon No. 65, 83 members, 2 remitted... 162.00 

July 4 —Ismay No. 97, 64 members, none remitted... 128.00 

July 4 —Meridian No. 105, 53 members, none remitted. 106.00 

July 4 —Palestine No. 88 , 83 members, none remitted.. 166.00 

July 4—Summit Valley No. 123, 443 members, none remitted. 886.00 

July 5 —Ashlar No. 29, 491 members, 2 remitted. 978.00 

July 5—Havre No. 55, 325 members, 3 remitted....—. 644.00 

July 5 —North Star No. 46, 172 members, 2 remitted. 340.00 

July 5—Lewistown No. 37, 445 members, 4 remitted. 882.00 

July 5—Northern Light No. 75, 99 members, 1 remitted... 196.00 

July 5—Butte No. 22, 372 members, 9 remitted... 726.00 

July 7—Malta No. 57, 102 members, none remitted. 204.00 

July 7—Roosevelt No. 130, 49 members, none remitted. 98.00 

July 7—Ruby No. 36, 116 members, 1 remitted_. 230.00 

July 8 —Mount Moriah No. 24, 591 members, 5 remitted. 1,172.00 

July 8 —Saco No. 94, 46 members, none remitted. 92.00 

July 9—Doric No. 53, 106 members, 6 remitted. 200.00 

July 9—Virginia City No. 1, 83 members, none remitted. 166.00 

July 9—Deer Lodge No. 14, 301 members, 2 remitted... 598.00 

July 9—Roman Eagle No. 77, 36 members, 1 remitted. 70.00 

July 9—Riverside No. Ill, 52 members, none remitted. 104.00 

July 10.—Friendship No. 139, 100 members, none remitted. 200.00 

July 10—Montana No. 2, 70 members. 140.00 

July 10—Treasure No. 95, 87 members. 174.00 

July 10—Flint Creek No. 11, 107 members, 1 remitted.... 212.00 

July 10—Bozeman No. 18, 380 members, 1 remitted.. 758.00 

July 11—Belgrade No. 68 , 71 members, 1 remitted... 140.00 

July 11—Powder River No. 135, 57 members, none remitted.... 114.00 

July 11—Poison No. 78, 128 members, 1 remitted. 254.00 

July 11—Fairfield No. 127, 33 members, 2 remitted. 62.00 

July 12—Acacia No. .33, 400 members, 4 remitted. 792.00 

July 12—Sheridan No. 20, 89 members. 178.00 

July 12—Ekalaka No. 120, 55 members. 3 remitted.. 104.00 

July 12—Lower Yellowstone No. 90, 138 members, none remitted..- 276.00 

July 12—Yellowstone No. 26, 421 members, none remitted. 842.00 

July 13—Harlem No. 108, 105 members, 1 remitted... 208.00 

July 13—Livingston No. 32, 666 members, 4 remitted.. 1,324.00 

July 13—Livingston No. 32, arrears on 2 members for 1922. 4.00 

July 13—Belt No. 137, 57 members, none remitted.. 114.00 

July 13—Mountain No. 110, 83 members, less 1 remitted. 164.00 

July 13—Albert Pike No. 133, 49 members, none remitted. 98.00 

July 14—Ronan No. 131, 54 members, none remitted.;. 108.00 

July 14—Scobey No. 109, 87 members,, none remitted. 174.00 

July 14—Glendive No. 31, 242 members, none remitted. 484.00 






























































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July 14—Manhattan No. 59, 83 members, none remitted...,.. 166.00 

July 14—Gildford No. 114, 58 members, none remitted. 116.00 

July 14—Kalispell No. 42, 397 members, 11 remitted. ... 772^00 

July 15—Evergreen No. 45, 61 members, none remitted.... 122.00 

July 15—Highland No. 142, 56 members, none remitted... 112.00 

July 15—Harmony No. 49, 367 members, 1 remitted. 732.00 

July 16—Jerusalem No. 115, 104 members, 1 remitted.. 206.00 

July 16—Ottawa No. 51, 44 members, none remitted...... 88^00 

July 17—Stevensville No. 28, 139 members, none remitted... 278.00 

July 17—Mineral No. 100, 62 members, 2 remitted. 120.00 

July 17—Madison No. 87, 51 members, none remitted...... 102.00 

July 17—Trowell No. 67, 67 members, 1 remitted.... 132!oo 

July 17—Dillon No. 16, 275 members, 4 remitted... 542.00 

July 18—Hiram No. 52, 125 members, 2 remitted..... ' 246^00 

July 18—Saints John No. 92, arrears on 1 member for 1922.... 2!oo 

July 18—Saints John No. 92, 155 members, 2 remitted. 306i00 

July 18—Wibaux No. 81, 53 members, none remitted. 106i00 

July 18—Park No. 140, 35 members, none remitted. * 7o!oO 

July 18—Chinook No. 50, 131 members, none remitted. 262!oo 

July 18—Ponemah No. 63, 86 members, none remitted.. 172.00 

July 18—Benton No. 25, 154 members, none remitted... 308.00 

July 18—Wisdom No. 61, 90 members, none remitted. 180.00 

July 18—Kyle No. 9 6, 47 members, 2 remitted. 90.00 

July 19—Cascade No. 34, 404 members, 6 remitted___ 796.00 

July 20—Wheatland No. 132, 56 members, none remitted. 112.00 

July 20—Western Star No. 104, 82 members, 1 remitted. 162.00 

July 20—Flathead No. 112, 73 members, none remitted... 146.00 

July 20—Temple No. 101, 77 members, none remitted. 154.00 

July 20—Belfry No. 138, 27 members, none remitted. 54.00 

July 20—Star in the West No. 40, 190 members, none remitted.... 380.00 

July 20^—Helena No. 3, 477 members, 6 remitted... 942.00 

July 21—Sandstone No. 84, 103 members, none remitted... 206^00 

July 21—Lavina No. 107, 54 members, none remitted. 108.00 

July 21—Tyre No. 136, 32 members, none remitted. 64.00 

July 21—Mystic Tie No. 17, 116 members, 3 remitted... 226.00 

July 22—Corinthian No. 72, 133 members, none remitted...... 266.00 

July 22—Monitor No. 35, 163 members, 2 remitted.... 322.00 

July 22—Silver Bow No. 48, 316 members, 5 remitted.. 622.00 

July 23—Cut Bank No. 82, 111 members, none remitted. 222.00 

July 23—Augusta No. 54, 95 members, none remitted. 190.00 

July 24—Missoula No. 13, 553 members, 10 remitted.. 1,086.00 

July 24—Mountain View No. 119, 40 members, 1 remitted. 78.00 

July 24—Plentywood No. 91, 92 members... 184.00 

July 24—Great Falls No. 118, 396 members, 3 remitted... 786.00 

July 25—Victory No. 124, 60 members, 2 remitted. 116.00 

July 25—Three Forks No. 73, 140 members, 5 remitted__ 270.00 

July 25—Unity No. 71, 166 members, none remitted, balance. 232.00 

July 25—Corvallis No. 39, 92 members, none remitted... 184.00 

July 26—King Solomon’s No. 9, 363 members, 2 remitted... 722.00 

July 26—Loyalty No. 121, 151 members, none remitted. 302.00 

July 27—Eagle No. 103, 51 members, none remitted... 102.00 

July 27—Rapelje No. 122, 68 members, none remitted. 136.00 

July 28—West Gate No. 27, 86 members, 2 remitted. 168.00 

July 29—Troy No. 126, 74 members, none remitted. 148.00 

July 29—Dutton No. 125, 46 members, none remitted.. 92.00 

July 29—Libby No. 85, 128 members, none remitted. 256.00 

July 30—Conrad No. 80, 121 members, 2 remitted. 238.00 

July 31—Valley No. 21, 141 members, none remitted. 282.00 

July 31—Delta No. 128, 94 members, none remitted. 188.00 

July 31—Galata No. 106, 47 members, none remitted. 94.00 

July 31—Whitefish No. 64, 187 members, 1 remitted... 372.00 

Aug. 2—Captain Scott No. 98, 67 members, none remitted.. 134.00 

Aug. 3—Terry No. 74, 111 members, 1 remitted. 220.00 

Aug. 3—Golden Fleece No. 66, 90 members, 1 remitted... 178.00 

Aug. 4—Stillwater No. 62, 117 members, 1 remitted. 232.00 

Aug. 4—Pilgrim No. 102, 73 members, 1 remitted... 144.00 

Aug. 4—Mount Jefferson No. 56, 93 members, 1 remitted. 184.00 

Aug. 4—Thompson Falls No. 70, 55 members, none remitted. 110.00 

Aug. 4—Boulder No. 41, 75 members, none remitted. 150.00 

Aug. 4—Euclid No. 58, 309 members, 1 remitted. 616.00 

Aug. 4—Kotana No. 79, 42 members, 3 remitted..... 78.00 

Aug. 4—Kotana No. 79, arrears on 1 member for 1922. 2.00 

Aug. 5—Victor No. 43, 72 members, 2 remitted. 140.00 

Aug. 5—Choteau No. 44, 150 members, 6 remitted. 288.00 

Aug. 5—Choteau No. 44, arrears on 1 member for 1922. 2.00 

Aug. 5—Basin No. 60, 56 members, none remitted. 112.00 

Aug. 5—Morning Star No. 5, 318 members, 6 remitted. 624.00 

Aug. 5—Enterprise No. 134, 69 members, none remitted. 138.00 

Aug. 5—Gallatin No. 6, 110 members, none remitted. 220.00 


$37,928.00 











































































































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SEPT., 


CONTRIBUTIONS OF MONTANA LODGES TO GEORGE WASHINGTON 
MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL. 

(Based on 1919 Membership.) 


Aug. 25—Whitefish No. 64 . $149.00 

Sept. 7—Judith No. 86 .,. 68.00 

Sept. 26—Augusta No. 54, balance in full...:. 4.00 

Oct. 9—A. J. Ford, Geraldine .. 1.00 

Oct. 13—Mountain No. 110 . 39.00 

Oct. 21—Musselshell No. 69 .-. 159.00 

Oct. 29—Valley No. 21 . 92.00 

Nov. 10—Butte No. 22 .-.. 350.00 

Nov. 13—Dutton No. 125, 2nd payment, balance in full. 3.00 

Nov. 15—Dillon No. 16 . 220.00 

Dec. 30—Ruby No. 36, to balance in full. 58.00 


± V AO. 

Jan. 9—Kalispell No. 42, to balance in full. 135.00 

Jan. 20—Libby No. 85, balance in full.■. 59.00 

Jan. 23—Belgrade No. 68 . 64.00 

Feb. 2—Cut Bank No. 82, on account 1st payment. 37.00 

Feb. 27—Belfry No. 138 ....22.00 

May 10—Carbon No. 65, 3 members... 3.00 

Aug. 6—Plentywood No. 91 .... 29.00 


Total, 


$1,492.00 


MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS. 
1»22-1»23 


Aug. 16—To charter fee Highland Lodge No. 142_. $50.00 

Aug. 19—To 1 copy 1922 Proceedings, G. W. Coffman. .50 

Sept. 5—To 1 copy 1922 Proceedings, A. D. Burkett. .50 

Sept. 5—To rebate from H. C. Smith—to cover overdraft on Grand 

Master’s Contingent Fund.. 5.00 

Oct. 13—To cash from Mountain No. 110, telegram sent for them.... .84 

Oct. 21—To cash from Grand Lodge dues acct.—overpayment by 

lodges .. 12.00 

Nov. 1—To 1 copy 1921 Proceedings—Conrad No. 80. .50 

Nov. 20—To charter fee—Fairview Lodge No. 141. 50.00 

Dec. 12—-To reprint of Proceedings 1866-1872—Acacia No. 33. 1.00 

Dec. 15—To re-payment of loan—note by - for credit of 

Permannt Relief Fund ...... 200.00 

Dec. 16—To Dispensation fee for Shelby Lodge... ‘ 50.00 

1923. 

Feb. 21—To amt. paid by Lewistown No. 37 for telephone calls.. 7.05 

Feb. 21—To amt. paid by Morning Star No. 5 for telephone calls. 2.20 

Feb. 27—To Proceedings 1920-1922, John Lindquist. 1.65 

Mar. 2—To cash from - on acct. note to Permanent 

Relief Fund .,.,_•-.. 50.00 

Apr. 2—To cash from - on account note to Permanent 

Relief Fund . 50.00 

May 3—To balance from - on account note to Permanent 

Relief Fund . 100.00 

May 12—To cash from Gildford Lodge No. 114 (4 Histories Free¬ 
masonry Vest Pocket). 1.00 

May 17—To cash from Roosevelt Lodge No. 130 (10 Histories Free¬ 
masonry Vest Pocket) . 2.50 

June 4—To refund from Missoula Lodge No. 13, for telegrams in 

re Courtesy Degrees . 1.00 

July 30—To cash from Grand Chapter O. E. S. on R. R. Receipts.... 3.37 

Aug. 6 —To cash from - on account of note to Permanent 

Relief Fund . 50.00 

Aug. 6 —To profit from sale of “The Master’s Assistant” (1st edition) 6.50 

Aug. 6 —To interest on deposits of Grand Lodge General Fund, col¬ 
lected by Grand Treasurer ..... 220.00 

Aug. 6 —To interest on deposits of Permanent Relief Fund, col¬ 
lected by Grand Treasurer ... 140.00 


Total...... $1,005.61 


RECAPITULATION OF GRAND LODGE RECEIPTS. 


From Grand Lodge Dues ... $37,928.00 

Reinstatements . 98.00 

Monitors sold during year. 1,264.40 

Blanks sold during year . 76l32 























































1923 GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA . 107 


Contributions to George Washington Memorial. 1,492 00 

Miscellaneous Receipts— 

Repayments to Permanent Relief Fund.........$450.00 

Interest collected on Genl. and Relief Fund. 360.00 

Other items .. 195.61 * 


1,005.61 


$41,864.33 

STATEMENT OF WARRANTS DRAWN BY THE GRAND SECRETARY ON 
THE GRAND TREASURER. 


No. Date. To Whom Issued and What For. Amount. 

1922. 

1462 Aug. 17—Richard Lockey, Grand Treasurer, mileage and per 

diem for 1922 . $6,609.61 

1463 Aug. 28—Masonic Home of Montana, half of 1922 reinstate¬ 

ments .... .. 45.00 

1464 Aug. 28—Masonic Home of Montana, half of 1922 Grand Lodge 

dues . 18,444.00 

1465 Sept. 1—Claude J. McAllister, Grand Master, postage, etc. 20.00 

1466 Sept. 1—North. Pac. Ry. Co., mileage book for Gr. Master. 3o!oO 

1467 Sept. 1—Mrs. Elizabeth Siegel, salary. 15o!oO 

1468 Sept. 1—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, salary. 20o!oo 

1469 Sept. 5—Flaherty & Kohler, framing pictures of P. G. Ms. 14o!oo 

1470 Sept. 5—S. J. Culbertson, 56 photographs of Past Gr. Masters 196!oO 

1471 Sept. 5—Placer Hotel, entertainment Grand Lodge guests. 39.05 

1472 Sept. 5—-Naegele Printing Co., Grand Master’s stationery. 25.50 

1473 Sept. 5—St. Louis Button Co., badges for 1922 Grand' Lodge 

session . 61.35 

1474 Sept. 8—Helena Cab & Bus. Co., taxi to Masonic Home and 

Depot for Grand Officers and guests . 9.50 

1475 Sept. 11—E. M. Mosher, mileage and per diem.. 20.35 

1476 Sept. 25—Mrs. Clem Shafer, music at funeral... 3.00 

1477 Sept. 25—Mrs. Gorham Roberts, music as above. 3.00 

1478 Sept. 25—Clifford Raw, music as above... 3 00 

1479 —Void— 

1480 Oct. 2—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, salary. 200.00 

1481 Oct. 3—Masonic Service Assn., assessment.... 186.70 

1482 Oct. 3—National Surety Co., bonds for Gr. Secy, and Gr. Treas. 150.00 

1483 Oct. 4—State Nursery & Seed Co., floral, funeral P. G. M. 

Brantly ..... 15.00 

1484 Oct. 5—J. W. Lockey, assistance to Grand Treasurer. 12.00 

1485 Oct. 6—Montana Record Publishing Co., notice of funeral. 3.15 

1486 Oct. 6—Independent Publishing Co., notice of funeral.. 2.55 

1487 Oct. 6—Western Union Telegraph. Co., September bill. 5.97 

1488 Oct. 6—Helena Cab & Bus. Co., taxis for funeral and trip to 

Fort Harrison . 26.00 

1489 Oct. 7—Joseph F. Brady, supplies for disabled veterans. 5.40 

1490 Oct. 7—Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co., rental and tolls. 8.50 

1491 Oct. 9—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy., postage and expense........ 21.53 

1492 Oct. 12—J. L. Piersky, library step-ladder. 4.00 

1493 Oct. 14—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy., drawn for Grand Master 75.00 

1494 Oct. 17—Rae Q. Smith, use of car for Grand Master.... 3.00 

1495 Oct. 18—T. A. Sipe, expense acct. M. S. A. lecture. 10.41 

1496 Oct. 27—Gilman Bullard, engrossing 2 • charters. 3.00 

1497 Nov. 1—Joseph Hodgson, auto for Grand Master to constitute 

Highland Lodge No. 142 . 7.00 

1498 Nov. 1—Mrs. Elizabeth Siegel, salary . 150.00 

1499 Nov. 1—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, salary. 200.00 

1500 Nov. 4—R. H. Jamieson, expense acct. M. S. A. lecture. 10.00 

1501 Nov. 9—E. M. Hutchinson, expense acct. M. S. A. program. 35.96 

1502 Nov. 9-^Claude J. McAllister, Grand Master, contingent exp. 25.00 

1503 Nov. 13—Claude J. McAllister, Grand Master expense in attend¬ 

ance M. S. A. annual meeting . 200.00 

1504 Nov. 16—Henry C. Smith, expense of constituting Fairview 

No. 141 ... 24.75 

1505 Nov. 17—Western Union October bill ... 4.73 

1506 Nov. 17—H. S. Thurber Co., 25000 receipts with stubs.... 98.75 

1507 Nov. 18—Tuberculosis Sanitoria Commission, contribution. 25.00 

1508 Nov. 18—Helena Cab & Bus taxi for Gr. Master and others, 

Oort Harrison ... 8.00 

1509 Nov. 21—The Gorham Co., testimonial to Past Grand Master.... 106.00 

1510 Dec. 1—A. C. Schneider, transcript of minutes 1922 session.... 125.00 

1511 Dec. 1—Mrs. Elizabeth Siegel, salary. 150.00 

1512 Dec. 1—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, salary. 200.00 

1513 Dec. 2—Claude' J. McAllister, Grand Master, balance expense 

to M. S. A. annual meeting....... 24.00 

1514 Dec. 5—Western Union Tel. Co., November bill. 1.88 

1515 Dec. 5—Geo. Washington Masonic Memorial Assn., collections 1,085.00 

1516 Dec. 6—Scott Leavitt, expense acct. M. S. A. lecture. 25.89 























































108 PROCEEDINGS OP THE SEPT., 


No. Date. To Whom Issued and Wliat For. Amount. 

1517 Dec. 7—Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co., Oct. and Nov. calls.... 11.45 

1518 Dec. 7—Naegele Printing Co., Grand Master’s circular.... 12.50 

1519 Dec. 7—Helena Cab & Bus Co., taxi for Gr. Master and party 15.00 

1520 Dec. 7—State Nursery & Seed Co., flowers to P. G. M. Callaway 5.00 

1521 Dec. 8—George D. Wolfe, exp. of M. S. A. conference, Helena 21.00 

1522 Dec. 9—Masonic Service Assn., assessment. 176.76 

1523 Dec. 15—Claude J. McAllister, Gr. Master, contingent exp.. 15.00 

1524 Dec. 20—Claude J. McAllister, Grand Master, contingent exp. 30.00 

1525 Dec. 22—Montana Tuberculosis Assn., Christmas seals.... 10.00 

1526 Dec. 28—John R. Lloyd, expense M. S. A. work.. 4.50 

1527 Dec. 28—H. A. Duncan, expense M. S. A. lectures. 63.29 

1528 Dec 28—E. M. Hutchinson, expense acct. M. S. A. program. 73.62 

1529 Dec. 30—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy., postage, expenses, etc. 17.63 


1530 Jan. 2—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, salary.. 200.00 

1531 Jan. 3—Naegele Printing Co., Grand Master’s Christmas 


1532 Jan. 4—Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co., December tolls. 10.40 

1533 Jan. 4—Student loan to . 60.50 

1534 Jan. 5—Western Union Telegraph Co., Dec. telegrams by 

Grand Master —. 9.41 

1535 Jan. 8—Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co., quarterly rental. 4.05 

1536 Jan. 11—Claude J. McAllister, Gr. Master, contingent exp.... 25.00 

1537 Jan. 17—Miss Evelyn Olson, assistance to Exec. Secy., M. S. A. 13.00 

1538 Jan. 18—Claude J. McAllister, Gr. Master, contingent exp. 10.00 

1539 Jan. 23—C. S. Bell, expenses to Helena at request of Gr. Master 24.70 

1540 Jan. 27—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy., drawn for Grand Master 25.00 

1541 Jan. 29—Masonic Service Assn., assessment. 186.70 

1542 Feb. 1—James M. Charteris, exp. of instituting Shelby Lodge 7.20 

1543 Feb. 1—Mrs. Elizabeth Siegel, salary . 150.00 

1544 Feb. 1—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, salary. 200.00 

1545 Feb. 3—Kirby Hoon, Postmaster, stamped envelopes.. 55.20 

1546 Feb. 3—H. S. Thurber Co., re-print of Gr. Master’s circular.... 14.50 

1547 Feb. 6—Geo. Washington Mas. Nat. Memorial Assn., collections 353.00 

1548 Feb. 8—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy,, postage, stationery, etc. 25.00 

1549 Feb. 10—Western Union Telegraph Co., January bill...... 6.22 

1550 Feb. 10—Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co., January bills. 22.05 

1551 Feb. 12—Sam R. White, flowers for funeral of C. W. Mather.... 10.00 

1552 Feb. 13—National Masonic Research Soc., 150 copies Vest 

Pocket History of Freemasonry. 22.50 

1553 Feb. 24—George D. Wolfe, exp. of M. S. A. lectures. 20.60 

1554 Feb. 24—H. A. Duncan, salary and expense M. S. A. work. 282.99 

1555 Feb. 27—C. Hedges, Jr., Gr. Secy., postage and stationery.. 25.75 

1556 Mar. 1—Mrs. Elizabeth Siegel, salary ........ 150.00 

1557 Mar. 1—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, salary. 200.00 

1558 Mar. 6—H. S. Thurber Co., 2500 copies Grand Master’s cir¬ 

cular and 600 lists of Montana Lodges.... 8£.75 

1559 Mar. 6—Record Printing Co., 300 circulars. 4.00 

1560 Mar. 9—State Publishing Co., printing and stationery.... 233.48 

1561 Mar. 13—Western Union Tel. Co., February bill. 7.98 

1562 Mar. 13—Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co., January tolls. 4.40 

1563 Mar. 15—H. A. Duncan, salary and exp. acct. M. S. A. work.... 298.81 

1564 Mar. 20—Masonic Service Association, assessment. 186.70 

1565 Mar. 31—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy,, drawn for Gr. Master.... 20.00 

1566 Mar. 31—Mrs. Elizabeth Siegel, salary..M?. 150.00 

1567 Apr. 2—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, salary. 200.00 

1568 Apr. 3—State Nursery & Seed Co., Easter flowers. 7.00 

1569 Apr. 3—Joseph F. Brady, supplies disabled veterans.. 16.65 

1570 Apr. 5—Naegele Printing Co., stationery for Gr. Master. 4.00 

1571 Apr. 5—Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co., rental and tolls. 12.35 

1572 Apr. 5—Western Union Tel. Co., March telegrams by Grand 

Master ... 2.36 

1573 Apr. 11—Record Ptg. Co., circular on Masonic Home extensions 6.50 

1574 Apr. 16—H. A. Duncan, salary and exp. acct. M. S. A. work.... 253.23 

1575 Apr. 18—Amer. Ry. Exp., express on List of Regular Lodges.... 7.32 

1576 Apr. 18—Pantagraph Printing & Stat. Co., 135 Lists of Reg. 

lodges ....... 50.50 

1577 Apr. 18—State Publishing Co., 1270 copies Montana Monitor.... 1,371.60 

1578 Apr. 23—Sidney Deaconess Hospital Assn., donation. 25.00 

1579 Apr. 27—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, burial expenses of 

Mrs. -, authorized by Grand Master... 30.00 

1580 May 1—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, salary.,. 200.00 

1581 May 3—Claude J. McAllister, Grand Master, contingent exp. 10.00 

1582 May 3—Billings Lodge No. 113, exp. of Thomas Sipe and L. 

A. Aaker, advanced by lodge M. S. A. lecture. 12.32 

1583 May 4—Claude J. McAllister, Gr. Master, contingent expense 150.00 

1584 May 5—Record Printing Co., Grand Master’s circular letter.... 3.50 

1585 May 10—Piatt & Heath Co., insurance of library. 29.60 

1586 May 10—Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co., April tolls. 9.20 





















































1923 GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA * 109 


No. Date. To Whom Issued ami What For. Amount. 

1587 May 10—State Nursery & Seed Co., florals. 18.90 

1588 May 10—Columbia Floral Co., floral for funeral of Mrs. Board- 

man, Grand Secretary O. E. S..._.. 10.00 

1589 May 16—W. L. Parmelee, expenses M. S. A. work . 69.99 

1590 May 29—E. M. Hutchinson, expenses M. S. A. program..... 28.60 

1591 May 31—Claude J. McAllister, Grand Master, contingent exp. 200.00 

1592 May 31—Masonic Service Assn., film “Who Best Can Work”.... 130.00 

1593 June 1—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, salary.. 200.00 

1594 June 9—Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co., May tolls. 7.05 

15'95 June 9-—Western Union Tel. Co., May telegrams.. 3.13 

1596 June 14—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secy., drawn for Gr. Master.... 20.00 

1597 June 14—Hugh A. McPherson, Treasurer Masonic Service Asso¬ 

ciation, assessment .....1... 186.70 

1598 June 20—Claude J. McAllister, Grand Master, contingent exp. 50.00 

1599 June 25—Claude J. McAllister, Grand Master, contingent exp. 50.00 

1600 June 25—C. S. Bell, expense of visitation.... 20.78 

1601 July 2—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, salary. 200.00 

1602 July 2—Mrs. Elizabeth Siegel, salary. 150.00 

1603 July 7—Mountain States Tel. & Tel. Co., rental and tolls. 10.40 

1604 July 7—Western Union Telegraph Co., June telegrams.. 4.48 

1605 July 16—Kain Granite Co., toward monument to Grand Chaplain 100.00 

1606 July 16—E. J. Schwefel, expense acct. M. S. A. lectures. 83.54 

1607 July 20—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, drawn for Gr. Master 50.00 

1608 July 20—Western Passenger Assn., identification certificates for 

1923 sessions ......... 10.11 

1609 July 26—George Washington Mas. Nat. Memorial Assn., collec. 25.00 

1610 July 26—State Nursery & Seed Co., floral. 10.00 

1611 July 27—Earl N. Genzberger, expense M. S. A. work. 26.29 

1612 July 27—E. M. Hutchinson, expenses acct. M. S. A. program.. 48.10 

1613 July 28—George H. Carsley, plans for Gr. Secretary’s office. 50.00 

1614 July 28—J. H. Tatsch, subscription to publications of Lodge 

Quatuor Coronati ..... 5.00 

1615 July 31—W. L. Parmelee, expense of M. S. A. work. 23.74 

1616 July 31—Masonic Library and Entertainment Board, project¬ 

ing machine ... 358.00 

1617 July 31—George D. Wolfe, salary and exp. acct. M. S. A. work 192.33 

1618 Aug. 1—Mrs. Elizabeth Walker, salary . 150.00 

1619 Aug. 1—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, salary and post¬ 

age on Proceedings ......... 260.00 

1620 Aug. 4—Record Printing Co., 1000 copies 1922 Proceedings_ 1,210.36 

1621 Aug. 6—Earl N. Genzberger, exp. acct. M. S. A. work. 28.48 

1622 Aug. 6—Masonic Temple Trust, rent Grand Secretary’s office 200.00 

1623 Aug. 6—C. Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary, drawn for Gr. Master 60.00 

1624 Aug. 6—Earl N. Genzberger, exp. acct. M. S. A. work.. 91.43 

1625 Aug. 6—George Washington Mas. Nat. Memorial Assn., collec. 29.00 

1626 Aug. 6—Arthur Carlsdn, assistance in mailing Proceedings. 3.00 

1627 Aug. 6—John W. Lockey, assistance to Grand Treasurer.. 25.00 

1628 Aug. 6—State Publishing Co., printing and stationery. 228.78 

1629 Aug. 6—Alban Nixon, assistance to Grand Secretary..... 10.00 

1630 Aug. 6—Near East Relief, donation.. 60.00 

1631 Aug. 6—H. S. Hepner, preparation 1923 Correspondence report 200.00 


$40,130.49 

RECAPITULATION OF EXPENDITURES. 

Mileage and per diem ....... $6,629.96 

Masonic Home (per capita tax).... 18,489.00 

Proceedings ......... 1,288.61 

Masonic Service Association (assessments to national organization).... 923.56 

Grand Lodge Educational Fund (lectures and films).. 2,474.94 

Postage . 126.32 

Disabled Soldiers’ Fund ..’.... 32.05 

Library .,. 5.00 

Expense ......... 3,252.53 

Special appropriation ...... 100.00 

Salary and Office Reorganization . 4,025.00 

Charity Fund ......... 210.50 

Stationery .. 83.36 

George Washington Masonic National Memorial payments.. 1,492.00 

Grand Master’s Contingent fund . 9 97.66 


$40,130.49 

Receipts for all of above payments, books and vouchers are on hand 
for examination by the Finance Committee. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Cornelius Hedges, Jr., Grand Secretary. 




















































110 


PROCEEDINGS OF THE 


SEPT., 


READING OF MINUTES OF 1922 SESSION DISPENSED WITH. 

Deputy Grand Master Bell (presiding) : If there are no objections 
the reading of the minutes of the last Annual Communication will be 
omitted and the record will show that they stand approved as if read. 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS. 

Announcement of the following committee appointments was there¬ 
upon made: 

Credentials—Brothers Edwin Grafton, Levi Withee, C. E. Blinn, 
James Duncan, Jr., Hubertus Corkish, W. B. Clarke, D. G. Wilkinson. 

Mileage and Per Diem—Brothers T. P. Clemow, E. E. Blumenthal, 
F. W. Sharpe, H. D. Harrison, H. C. Schuyler, Fred F. Lay, Charles. S. 
Einsel. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS. 

Announcement of an address by Chancellor Brannon of our State 
University, open to all Masons, to be given at 7:30 P. M. in the Grand 
Lodge hall, was made. Other announcements of committee meetings 
and a special dinner served by the ladies of the Methodist church were 
also given. 

SPECIAL ORDER—ELECTION OF OFFICERS FIXED FOR 10:30 
TOMORROW MORNING. 

Upon motion of M. W. Brother Moses Morris it was voted that elec¬ 
tion of Grand Officers for the ensuing year be fixed for 10:30 o’clock 
tomorrow morning. 

REPORT ON PURCHASE OF SITE OF FIRST MASONIC TEMPLE 
AT VIRGINIA CITY. 

M. W. Brother Callaway reported that the owner of the ground 
whereon was located the first Masonic Temple at Virginia City, had 
but recently died. The administrator of her estate was a Past Master 
of a Virginia City lodge and Judge Callaway expressed the opinion 
that Grand Lodge would eventually be able to purchase the ground at 
a reasonable figure as it is of little value except for historic pur¬ 
poses. 

M. W. Brother Hepner thereupon presented the report of the Com¬ 
mittee on Apportionment. Upon motion addressed to the Deputy 
Grand Master, the report of the committee was adopted and is as fol¬ 
lows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPORTIONMENT. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Your Committee on Apportionment to which was referred the ad¬ 
dress of the Grand Master beg to report and recommend as follows: 
1. That suitable memorial pages be set apart in our Proceedings, 


1923 


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111 


paying due tribute to the departed brothers of this and of sister juris- 
tions. 

2. That the subject matter entitled “Finance” on page 37 of 
typewritten address be referred to the Committee on Finance. 

3. That the subject “George Washington Masonic National Memori¬ 
al Association” on page 77 of the typewritten address be referred to 
a special committee of seven, to be appointed by the Grand Master. 

4. That the subject matter “Office of Grand Secretary” on page 82 
of the Grand Master’s typewritten address be referred to Committee 
on Finance. 

5. That the subject entitled the “Golden Coin of Service,” pages 
83 to 87 of the typewritten address of the Grand Master be referred 
to a special committee of sever*, to be appointed by the Grand Master. 

6. That the subject “Lest We Forget,” pages 88 to 98 inclusive 
be referred to a special committee of seven to be appointed by the 
Deputy Grand Master. 

7. That the subject “Never Alone,” pages 99 to 101 inclusive, 
be referred to a special committee of seven, to be appointed by the 
Grand Master. 

8. That the subject “Building From the Base,” pages 102-103, be 
referred to a special committee of seven, to be appointed by the Grand 
Master. 

9. That the subject “District Deputy Grand Masters” be referred 
to a special committee of seven, to be appointed by the Grand Master. 

10. That the subject entitled “Lodge Indebtedness,” page 105, be 
referred to a special committee of seven, to be appointed by the Grand 
Master. 

11. That “Recommendation No. 1,” on page 106 of the address be 
referred to a special committee of seven, to be appointed by the Grand 
Master. 

12. That the subject “Decisions,” pages 110 to 112 inclusive, be 
referred to the Committee on Jurisprudence. 

13. That the subject entitled “Educational Fund” be referred to a 
special committee of seven, to be appointed by the Grand Master. 

14. That all other matters reported on be approved without refer¬ 
ence. • 

Your committee further begs the liberty of preserving in its pristine 
form the now landmark-prerogative it has established in connection 
with its report, in talking right out in meeting. 

For a period of years nigh unto three score, our Grand Lodge has 
been electing annually Grand Masters to serve and preside over the 
destinies of the Fraternity. 

The rugged Hull, the fearless Sanders, the loving, gentle and schol¬ 
arly Hedges, the outspoken Knowles, the poetic Gould, the manly Mills, 
the Erin-tongued Nolan, the logical Brantly, the aristocratic Day, the 
contentious and peaceful Callaway, the healing (later) Hathaway, the 
ministering angel Morris and many, many others, each portraying some 
dominant characteristic which impressed itself on all their undertak¬ 
ings. 


112 


PROCEEDINGS OF THE 


SEPT., 


You, Sir, Most Worshipful Brother McAllister, have in a measure 
inherited all these qualities of those who have preceded you in the 
station of Grand Master; rugged, outspoken, convincing, eloquent, logi¬ 
cal, full of tender thoughts of your brethren in carrying out the most 
cherished traditions of our order. You have been indeed the Grand 
Master of Masons of Montana; the highest honor all Masonry can be¬ 
stow on one of her members; an honor which neither power, wealth 
nor skill could purchase, but only attained through faithful service. 

Such service has been yours during the past year. Each month, each 
day, and every hour, minute and second of these days have been given 
by you to the service; you lived the responsibility of the service, and 
all your words, and all your thoughts and all your acts reflected and 
responded to the duties of this responsibility. 

The full measure of your service cannot be now estimated; future 
years shall demonstrate its fuller extent and perhaps its fuller appre¬ 
ciation. 

You followed the promptings of your heart, mind and good sense, 
and your contribution to our beloved order’s accomplishments will 
make a most honored chapter in the Book of History of our . Grand 
Lodge. 

You are in the prime of life; many are the years of additional service 
before you. We hail, we salute you, we greet you as one of our most 
worthy Grand Masters. 

Fraternally submitted, 

H. S. Hepner, 

G. A. Lewis, 

J. W. Johnson, 

W. R. Calvin, 

W. A. Christiani, 

W. W. Johnston, 

Committee. 

The following is report of Masonic Home Board, submitted in print¬ 
ed form and referred for consideration to a special committee, named 
at evening session on the first day: 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF MASONIC HOME. 

To the M. W. Grand Master, Officers and Members of the Grand 
Lodge of the State of Montana: 

Brethren: We are presenting herewith the financial report of 
the Masonic Home of Montana for the year ending July 31, 1923. 

The year which has just closed has been one of the most suc¬ 
cessful years in the history of the Home. We have entertained during 
the entire year as large a number of members, if not the largest, as 
at any time during its existence. The general health of the mem¬ 
bers has been uniformly good when you take into consideration 
their ages and physical condition. Early in February of this year 
Mrs. Jones, our former Matron, found it necessary to resign from 
her position. We regretfully accepted the same because her admin¬ 
istration of the Home had been so satisfactory both to the members 


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113 


of the Home and the members of the Board. We elected as her 
successor, Mrs. Blanche Cornish of Baker, Montana, who came to the 
Home on March 15th. Mrs. Cornish has demonstrated her admin¬ 
istrative ability as well as sympathetic attitude towards the members, 
and her administration gives promise of equal success to any that 
has gone before. 

During the year we have lost by death Brother Alfred Ledoux, 
who came to the Home the day it was opened, November 9, 1909, 
and died there November 23, 1922, after having been a member 
there for thirteen years and fifteen days. Brother Ledoux was 
affected by an injury to his foot when he arrived at the home and 
during all of the time he has been there has been a great sufferer. 
He took a great interest in the Home and especially in the chickens 
and gardens in the early years of his stay. He exhibited great pa¬ 
tience under his sufferings and often sacrificed himself for the wel¬ 
fare of others whom he thought were greater sufferers. It is sad 
to contemplate what the closing years of his life would have been had 
the Home not been in existence. His residence there created an 
atmosphere of kindliness and brotherly love which will remain for 
many years to preserve his memory. 

Mrs. Carrie A. Monroe, widow of Brother George W. Monroe, a 
former Past Grand Master, died October 10, 1922, after a residence of 
nearly two years at the Home. Mrs. Monroe was a lady of marked 
refinement and cordiality. Her cheerful disposition was a source of 
great pleasure to the members of the Home and her memory will be 
honored as long as any one who enjoyed her companionship remains 
alive. To have been able to furnish a resting place for her in the 
closing years of her life was a great privilege to the Masonic Fraternity 
and you may rejoice at having taken advantage of it. 

For some years we have been having difficulty with the heating 
plant and also the water supply at the Home. We have felt greatly in 
need of a Hospital building outside of the Home building which would 
enable us to care for members who were ill or totally disabled without 
interfering with the routine*of the life of the other members. Early 
in the year the Grand Master became convinced that the Brethren of the 
Jurisdiction would gladly respond to an appeal for funds to provide the 
Home with these necessities, as well as to ultimately provide a build¬ 
ing for the caring for the orphan children of members of the Masonic 
Fraternity. After a full consideration by the Board it was decided to en¬ 
dorse the appeal of the Grand Master to the members of the Fraternity 
for funds to provide for the construction and installation of a new heat¬ 
ing plant as soon as the funds were available and to ultimately provide 
for the construction of a Hospital unit and a dormitory for the chil¬ 
dren. This appeal made by the Grand Master through written com¬ 
munication and personal addresses met with such a hearty response 
that work was commenced upon the heating plant about the first of 
May and has proceded with such expedition that the building is com¬ 
plete and the machinery installed and will be ready for use at the 
approach of the cool weather in September. It involved the installa¬ 
tion of a complete new plant to take the place of the old one, which 


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was never quite adequate for the demands made upon it and the piping 
and other equipment in the Home has been overhauled and renewed so 
as to make it as good as new. We also took advantage of the oppor¬ 
tunity to instal a new and larger electric pump connecting the artesian 
well with the water supply for the buildings and also for the irriga¬ 
tion of the grounds. This will give us an excellent supply for all 
domestic uses and also provide what we hope will prove to be adequate 
fire protection in case of need. The supply of water from the artesian 
well is not only of excellent quality, but of sufficient quantity to meet 
the needs of the additions being made to the Home. 

The thanks not only of the members of the Home and this Board, 
but also of the Grand Lodge should be extended to the Grand Master 
for his very valuable service in this behalf, and to the members who 
have so generously contributed to the construction of the building now 
about complete. Steps should also be taken to continue the work 
of subscription until sufficient funds are on hand for the construction 
of the Hospital unit and Orphanage. We feel satisfied that the Craft 
throughout the Jurisdiction has come to such a realization of the Home 
and the need for extending its usefulness to the children as to be ready 
to contribute to this work. The amount asked for in the Grand Master’s 
appeal is so insignificant compared to the amount the members of the 
Craft give away yearly for purposes in which they are not interested 
that there should be no doubt as to the ultimate result of the appeal. 

The grounds at the Home are increasing in their beauty and at¬ 
tractiveness. The farm, which has suffered, as other farms, from the 
depressed condition of agriculture, gives promise of adequate returns 
to our tenant and we hope that this will prove a source of increased 
revenue as the years go on. 

Ornamental Gate and Lights Donated. 

Thanks should also be extended at this time to the members of 
the Thirty-third Degree, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the State of 
Montana for their generous contribution for the ornamental gate and to 
the Order of the Eastern Star for their contribution of the ornamental 
lamps as well as for their generous assistance in other lines. Our 
contributors to the Matrons fund are increasing in number and amount 
each year. This is a very useful fund and we commend it to all of the 
Lodges of the Jurisdiction in order that they may enjoy having a share 
in administering to the comfort of the members of the Home. 

The term of Brother 0. M. Lanstrum expires at this meeting. 

Fraternally submitted, 

E. C. Day, 

Moses Morris, 

0. M. Lanstrum, 

John Kain, 

W. T. Hull, 

Trustees. 


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TREASURER’S REPORT—MASONIC HOME. 

Helena, Montana, August 1st, 1923. 

To the Board of Trustees of the Masonic Home of Montana. 

Brethren: I present herewith my annual report as Treasurer of 
the Masonic Home of Montana for the year commencing on the 1st day 
of August, 1922, and ending on the 31st day of July, 1923, both inclu¬ 
sive, which is as follows, to-wit: 


GENERAL FUND. 
Receipts. 


1922- 

Balance on hand August 1, 1922.... 

Miles Land & Investment Co., loan paid. 

R. Lockey, Grand Treasurer... 

J. H. Carmichael, rent Auchard lands. 

Thirty-third Degree Masons for Ornamental Gate. 

St. Peters Hospital, account Fred Rayder. 

Louis Johnson, interest .. 

1923— 

E. C. Day, Grand Treasurer, interest. 

Part Johnson Loan ..... 

Johnson interest .... 

Telephone Refund ... 

Helena Light & Railway Company, Rebate. 

Masonic Home Bonds, interest ...... 

E. I. duPont deNemours & Co., interest. 

Montana Wesleyan College, interest... 

J. H. Carmichael bond, interest... 

Cuban-American Sugar Co., interest. 

Consistory ’Shrine Temple Assn, bonds, interest. 

First Securities Corporation, interest . 

International Mercantile Marine bonds, interest. 

T. L. Ostle, rent Auchard lands..... 

Grand Chapter R. A. M..... 

Grand Council, R. & S. Masters.. 

W. C. Gillette Company, rent Auchard lands. 

Elizabeth Winn, rent Auchard lands. 

W. L. Barrett, rent Auchard lands . 

Louis Johnson, interest ..... 

Thompson Brothers, rent Auchard lands. 

Peter Berggraff, rent Auchard lands .. 

Neil Conway, rent Auchard lands ... 

West Gate Lodge No. 27, acc’t Alfred Ledoux. 

Nick Vulk, on note . 

C. E. LaChapelle, rent Auchard lands . 

C. F. Overman, rent Auchard lands v . 

First Securities Corporation, interest’. 

Elizabeth Winn, rebate taxes ... 

First Securities Corporation, interest . 

T. L. Ostle, tax rebate . 

R. A. Bean, rent Auchard lands .. 

Oliver Bernier, rent Auchard lands .. 

Union Bank & Trust Co., discount on bonds. 

Transfer from Furnishing Account . 

C. F. Overman, tax rebate .. 

E. C. Day, Grand Treasurer, interest .. 

Union Bank & Trust Co., discount on bonds. 

Union Bank & Trust Co., discount on bonds. 


. $ 391.41 

2 , 000.00 

18,489.00 

200.00 

520.00 

51.00 

140.00 


175.00 

1 , 000.00 

13.22 

.90 

75.80 
345.00 

75.00 

105.00 

37.50 

40.00 

175.00 

150.00 

60.00 

150.00 

15.40 

15.39 

50.00 

300.00 

350.00 

105.00 

300.00 

750.00 

140.00 

146.00 

200.00 

1,950.00 

100.00 

7.25 

107.21 

182.95 

49.08 

120.00 

200.00 

20.33 

134.27 

83.81 
350.00 
185.00 

28.91 $ 29,693.02 


Total receipts 


$30,084.43 


The following is a recapitulation of the receipts for the year, 
arranged under the proper source from which received. 


Recapitulation of Receipts. 


1922—August 1st. 

Balance on hand. $ 391.41 

R. Lockey, Grand Treasurer .-. 18,489.00 

Rents of Auchard lands . 4,610.00 

Interest on investments . 1,670.16 

E. C. Day, Grand Chapter interest. 525.00 

Loans paid . 3,200.00 



























































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Rebate of taxes ...----- 315.90 

Thirty-third Degree Masons, Ornamental Gates. 520.00 

St. Peter’s Hospital, account Fred Rayder . 51.00 

Telephone refund .-.-. .90 

Grand Chapter, R. A. M., Christmas dinner . 15.40 

Grand Council, R. S. M., Christmas dinner . 15.39 

West Gate Lodge No. 27, account Ladeaux . 146.00 

Transferred from Furnishing account . 134.27 


Total receipts . . 

General Fund Disbursements. 

HOME ACCOUNT: 

Salaries .-.- $ 4,005.40 

Groceries, meat, etc. 3,398.39 

Medicine, drugs and supplies .1 363.13 

Hospital fees and medical attendance . 630.50 

Laundry . 206.85 

Telephone and line rent .-.. 46.00 

Home furnishings .-. 9 0.14 

Hardware . 253.48 

Gasoline and oil . 186.16 

Fuel . 1,539.25 

Printing and stationery .-. 87.75 


HOME IMPROVEMENTS: 

Repairs .—-...—- $ 147.65 

Betterments and repairs . 129.25 

New improvements .-.. 1,039.40 


INVESTMENTS: 

Various bonds purchased ... $ 9,479.67 


MISCELLANEOUS EXPENDITURES : 

Automobile repairs, etc. $ 184.49 

Interest paid . 1,319.63 

Loans paid . 2,200.00 

Light and power . 429.85 

Taxes . 1,500.58 

Insurance, three years .—. 900.00 

Secretary’s Salary . 200.00 

Incidental expenses . 3 31.89 

Land leases . JpJ .-. 82.50 


Total expenditures .wj|-. 

Recapitulation. 

Total receipts ... $ 30,084,43 

Total expenditures . 28,752.56 


Balance August 1, 1923 . 

Building Account. 
Heating Plant. 

Amount received from C. Hedges, Grand 


Secretary .* 

Paid R. C. James, contractor . $ 5,516.65 

Paid Adams Heating-Plumbing Company .. 2,113.10 

Paid Link & Haire, architects ... 181.00 


August 1, 1923, balance on hand ... 

Amount of R. C. James contract . 

Amount of Adams Heating-Plumbing Co., con¬ 
tract . r . 


MATRON'S FUND. 


Receipts. 

1922—August 1st. 

Balance on hand August 1, 1922 . 

Repayment advance general fund . 

Grand Chapter, O. E. S.... 

White City Chapter No. 76, O. E. S. 

Fort Union Chapter No. 92, O. E. S. 

Wisdom Lodge No. 61, A. F. & A. M. 

Richland Chapter No. 62, O. E. S. 

Anaconda Chapter No. 16, R. A. M.. 

Billings Chapter No. 6, R. A. M. 

Kalispell Lodge No. 42, A. F. & A. M. 

Albert Pike Lodge No. 133, A. F. & A. M. 


$ 9,889.00 

8,773.00 


$ 200.00 
100.00 
5.00 
5.00 
10.00 
25.00 
25.00 
ltf.OO 
15.00 
24.35 


$30,084.43 


$10,807.65 

$1,316.30 
$ 9,479.67 

$ 7,148.94 

$ 28,752.56 

$ 1,331.87 

$ 10,000.58 

$ 7,810.75 

$ 2,189.83 

$ 348.49 






































































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Acacia Lodge No. 33, A. F. & A. M... 25.00 

Billings Scottish Rite Bodies...... 10.00 

Billings Lodge No. 113, A. F. & A. M. 10.00 

A1 Bedoo Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. 5.00 

Denton Chapter No. 72, O. E. S... 10.00 

Evergreen Lodge No. 45, A. F. & A. M.. 5.00 

Miriam Chapter No. 1, O. E. S. 25.00 

Havre Chapter No. 30, O. E. S. 12.50 

Primrose Chapter No. 55, O. E. S. 25 00 

Holly Chapter No. 33, O. E. S... 5 .00 

Hiram Chapter No. 15, R. A. M.... 10.00 

Cyrene Commandery No. 10, K. T. 10.00 

Benton Lodge No. 25. A. F. & A. M... 10.00 

Helena Masonic Bodies . 125.00 

Meridian Lodge No. 105, A. F. & A. M. 5.00 

Ponemah Lodge No. 63, A. F. & A. M. 10.00 

Three Forks Lodge No. 73, A. F. & A. M. 10.00 

Grand Commandery, K. T... 15.00 

Masonic Bodies, Great Falls. 7 5-. 00 

Aurora Chapter No. 47, O. E. S. 5.00 

Masonic Bodies, Butte . 50.00 

Eureka Lodge No. 93, A. F. & A. M....... 5.00 

Ottawa Lodge No. 51, A. F. & A. M. 10.00 

Riverside Lodge No. Ill, A. F. & A. M._„. 10.00 

Malta Lodge No. 57, A. F. & A. M. 5.00 

Poison Chapter No. 24, R. A. M. 5.00 

Bozeman Lodge No. 18, A. F. & A. M. 5.00 

Star in the West Lodge No. 40, A. F. & A. M. 25.00 

Gildfoi;d Lodge No. 114, A. F. & A. M. 5.00 

Miles City Chapter No. 25, O. E. S.. 28.00 

Miles City Chapter No. 14, R. A. M.;. 5.00 

Miles Commandery No. 11, K. T. 5.00 

W. L. Ford . 5.00 

Libby Chapter No. 69, O. E. S. 5.00 

Ivanhoe Commandery No. 16, K. T.. 10.00 

Livingston Lodge No. 32, A. F. & A. M. 25.00 

Manhattan Lodge No. 59, A. F. & A. M. 10.00 

St. Elmo Commandery No. 7, K. T. 20.00 

Havre Lodge No. 55, A. F. & A. M. 25.00 

Virginia City Lodge No. 1, A. F. & A. M. 10.00 

Harmony Lodge No. 49, A. F. & A. M. 10.00 

Glasgow Chapter No. 17, R. A. M. 25.00 

Unity Lodge No. 71, A. F. & A. M. 6.00 

Zona Chapter No. 12. R. A. M.1. 5.00 

Aldemar Commandery No. 5, K. T. 5.00 

Carbon Lodge No. 65, A. F. & A. M.. 3.00 

Madison Lodge No. 87, A. F. & A. M. 8.00 

Mount Jefferson Lodge No. 56, A. F. & A. M. 10.00 

Park Lodge No. 140, A. F. & A. M. 5.00 

Yellowstone Lodge No. 26, A. F. & A. M. 10.00 

Whitefish Lodge No. 64, A. F. & A. M. 10.00 

Sacajawea Chapter No. 37, O. E. S. 11.10 

Powder River Lodge No. 135, A. F. & A. M. 5.00 

Plentywood Chapter No. 28, R. A. M. 5.00 

Libby Lodge No. 85, A. F. & A. M... 5.00 

Kalispell Chapter No. 13, R. A. M.:. 5.00 

Valier Lodge No. 76, A. F. & A. M. • 5.00 

Dillon Lodge No. 16, A. F. & A. M. 20.00 

Mountain Lodge No. 110, A. F. & A. M... 10.00 

Virginia City Chapter No. 1, R. A. M.... 10.00 

Enterprise Lodge No. 134, A. F. & A. M. 10.00 

Coral Chapter No. 70, O. E. S. 15.00 . 

-$ 1,292.95 


Total receipts .. $ 1,641.44 


Disbursements. 


Members expense, including clothing, shoes, birthday gifts, medicine 
and medical attendance and other expenditures of a personal 

nature . ; . $ 814.21 

Paid balance on Ornamental lamps (special donations from Chapters 

O. E. .S.) .-. 365.00 


Total disbursements 


$ 1,179.21 


Recapitulation. 

Total receipts ...-... $ 1,641.44 

Total expenditures ... r .—..-.-. 1,179.21 

August 1, 1923, balance on hand . 


$ 462.23 













































































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Auchard Trust Fund. 

August 1, 1922, balance on hand . $ . 

Loans paid during year .. 14,500.00 


August 1, 1923, balance on hand .— $ 7,500.00 

Abraham Barton Estate. 

Amount received from estate ... $ 1,466.50 

Securities purchased ... 1,466.50 


August 1, 1923, balance on hand .1. $ .. 

In addition to the above cash, we also received the following 
shares of stock, which are of questionable value, and are not included in 
the assets of the Home: 

Twenty shares of “The Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of 
Canada” at $20.00 per share. 

Five shares of the “Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of 
America” at $5.00 per share. 

INVESTMENTS. 

Joseph Lindholm, first mortgage bond... $ 1,000.00 

Michael A. Nettik, first mortgage bond ... 5,000.00 

Consistory-Shrine Temple Association bond ... 5,000.00 

Montana Wesleyan College, first mortgage bond. 3,000.00 

E. I. duPont deNemours & Company bonds.. 2,000.00 

Cuban-American Sugar Co., first mortgage collateral bonds. 1,000.00 

Johnson Apartment bonds . 3,000.00 

Masonic Home bonds ... 11,500.00 

Anaconda Copper Mining Compony bonds . 2,500.00 

Bethleham Steel Corporation bonds . 3,000.00 

Swift and Company, gold notes .. 2,000.00 

International Mercantile Marine bonds . 2,000.00 

Wilson and Company, first mortgage bond . 1,000.00 


Total ... $ 42,000.00 

Of the above amount the Auchard Trust owns ... $ 16,822.87 

The General Fund owns ... 23,710.63 

The Abraham Barton Estate owns ..... 1,466.50 


Total .;. $ 42,00.00 

General Fund Investments and Notes. 

Equity in bonds as above ... $ 23,710.63 

Balance Consistory Shrine Temple Association note. 2,000.00 

Nick Vulk note . 4,147.49 


Total General Fund investments . $ 29,858.12 

Goad Estate. 

J. H. Carmichael, first mortgage bonds ...'... $ 1,000.00 


Recapitulation of Investments. 

Auchard Trust ..... $ 16,822.87 

General Fund . 29,858.12 

Coad Estate . 1,000.00 

Abraham Barton Estate . 1,466.50 


Total . $ 49,147.49 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Assets. 

Auchard Endowment, 13,169 acres of land in Lewis and Clark 

County (yearly rental of same being $4,605.00) assessed value $112,550.00 

590 acres of land surrounding the Home . 10,000.00 

Buildings and equipment (cost price) . 93,381.00 

Joseph Lindholm, first mortgage bonds... 1,000.00 

Michael Nettik, first mortgage bonds . 5,000.00 

Consistory Shrine Temple Association bonds .. 5,000.00 

Montana Wesleyan College, first mortgage bonds . 3,000.00 

Cuban-American Sugar Company, first mortgage bonds. 1,000.00 

Johnson Apartment, first mortgage bonds. 3,000.00 
























































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Masonic Home bonds ... 11,500.00 

E. I. duPont-deNemours & Co., bonds . 2,000.00 

Balance due on Consistory Shrine Temple Association note. 2,000.00 

Nick Vulk note ..•. 4,147.49 

J. H. Carmichael, first mortgage bond. 1,000.00 

General Fund, cash balance . 1,331.87 

Matron’s Fund, cash balance . 462.23 

Building Fund, cash balance ... 2,189.83 

Auchard Trust Fund, cash balance . 7,500.00 

Anaconda Copper Mining Company bond . 2,500.00 

Bethleham Steel Corporation bond . 3,000.00 

Swift and Company, gold notes . 2,000.00 

International Mercantile Marine bond. 2,000.00 

Wilson and Company, first mortgage .. 1,000!00 


Total ....>.. $276,562.42 

Liabilities. 

Masonic Home bonds, outstanding . $ 20,000.00 


Present worth . ii.i. . $ 256,562.42 


MEMBERS OF MASONIC HOME. 

The following is the list of members of the Home, together with their ages, 
name and number of their Lodges, and the date of admission. 

Blacker, Jacob C., 92.King Solomon No. 9.July 7, 1923. 

Castello, Burton, 77.Monitor No. 35.May 12, 1917. 

Double, Horace, 76.Livingston No. 32.December 15, 1917. 

Easterly, A. M., 80.Valley Lodge No. 21-...November 18, 1922. 

Easton, Thornton S., 65....Butte Lodge No. 22.January 13, 1923. 

Foster, E. A., 76.Mineral Lodge No. 100.November 18, 1922. 

Hammer, Aage, 87.Morning Star No. 5.February 10, 1917. 

Julian, Joseph J., 74.Westgate No. 27.April 13, 1921. 

Knowles, Philander, 77....Choteau No. 44.January 12, 1918. 

Logan, Frank A., 54..;.Augusta No. 54.December 10, 1921. 

MacDonald, L. A., 72.Diamond City No. 7.September 9, 1920. 

MacEwan, John O., 77.Butte No. 22..January 10, 1916. 

Nichols, Cyrus S., 68.Kalispell No. 42.January 13, 1923. 

Nolan, Edward R., 76.Helena No. 3 .October 21, 1921. 

Rasmussen, Neils, 82.Trowel No. 67.September 9, 1920. 

1 Smith, Benjamin F., 80....Mt. Moriah No. 24.July 17, 1920. 

Sweeney, Smith A., 78.North Star No. 46...December 9, 1909. 

Todd, Joseph F., 87.Butte No. 22.April 4, 1916. 

Warren, Asa H., 76.Helena No. 3.October 8, 1921. 

LADIES RESIDENT AT HOME. 

Carlson, Josephine, 67, widow of John L. Carlson, a member of Ionic Lodge 
No. 38 ; admitted March 16, 1921. 

Cordiner, Minnie, 69, widow of Alex Cordiner, a member of Butte Lodge No. 
22 ; admitted October 9, 1921. 

Farris, Hulda, 64, a member of Holley Chapter No. 33, O. E. S. ; admitted 
December 10, 1921. 

Marsland, Joanna, 78, widow of John Marsland, a member of Monitor Lodge 
No. 35 ; admitted March 16, 1921. 

Van Norstram, Maria Refuhua, 72, widow of Peter Vroom Van Norstram, 
a member of Bozeman Lodge No. 18 ; admitted May 10, 1916. 

Vineyard, Theresa, 81, widow of Gordin C. Vineyard, a member of Acacia 
Lodge No. 33 ; admitted October 19, 1921. 

Williams, Elizabeth, 79, widow of Add Williams, a member of Mt. Moriah 
Lodge No. 24 ; admitted February 10, 1914. 

Fullmer, Sarah, 45, widow of Benjamin F. Fullmer, a member of Lewis- 
town Lodge No. 37 ; admitted May 23, 1916, and sent to Warm Springs for 
treatment July 27, 1916. 


DIED. 

During the year the following members died: 

Ledoux, Alfred, 86, a member of Westgate Lodge No. 27; admitted Novem¬ 
ber 8, 1909 ; died November 23, 1922. 

Monroe, Carrie A., 73, widow of George W. Monroe, a member of Mt. 
Moriah No. 24 ; admitted January 24, 1920 ; died October 10, 1922. 

Fraternally submitted, 

C. B. PFEIFFER, Treasurer. 

Whereupon, at 6:15 o’clock a recess was taken until 7:30 this evening. 
























































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EVENING SESSION 

Wednesday, August 15th, 1923. 

Grand Lodge resumed labor at 7:30 P. M. 

VOCAL SELECTION BY MRS: BELL AND BROTHER JONES. 

Before calling to labor the Grand Master introduced Mrs. C. S. Bell, 
wife of our Deputy Grand Master, and Brother William Jones, in vocal 
duet. (Two numbers were rendered.) 

ROSES PRESENTED TO MRS. BELL. 

Grand Master McAllister: 

Sister Bell, many pleasant things enter into the life of a Grand Mas¬ 
ter, along with the things that sometimes bring tears, but I can think 
of no more pleasant honor that could be conferred upon Claude 
McAllister as the retiring Grand Master of Masons in the State of 
Montana, than to present to the beloved wife of his successor, these 
beautiful roses. I saw the other day in glancing through a magazine, 
where a fellow had probably in a moment of reflection, taken a pen 
and scribbled down something like this: “If you want to give her 
so'mething that means something, give it in flowers.” The Grand 
Lodge of Montana, its representatives here, representing nearly twenty 
thousand loyal American citizens and Masons, present through me to 
you tonight, with our love, and to your good husband, these roses with 
our affection and highest esteem. (Applause.) 

MASONIC QUARTETTE RENDERS TWO NUMBERS. 

The Masonic Quartette of Billings favored the Grand Lodge with two 
selections. 

Grand Master McAllister expressed warm appreciation to the quar¬ 
tette for the music furnished at all sessions of Grand Lodge today. 
He characterized these Billings brethren as the best Masonic quartette 
that he had heard in the state. 

Our Brother, Doctor M. A. Brannon, then delivered the following 
address to the members of the Grand Lodge: 

ADDRESS BY CHANCELLOR BRANNON. 

Open Mindedness. 

Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren of the Grand Lodge of 
Montana: 

The honor of participating in the program of this distinguished body 
is keenly appreciated and gratefully acknowledged. Your invitation to 
speak to the Grand Lodge in the name of Education is a distinct oppor¬ 
tunity for a frank and friendly discussion of large questions in which 
we have mutual and reciprocal interests. Tonight we have no time for 
idle words hence in the presence of this distinguished company I desire 
to proceed immediately to the discussion of some fundamental truths in 


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which you and all Montanans have keen interest and abiding faith. 
These are truths which are represented by the work of the greater uni¬ 
versity of Montana with which the Chancellor is intimately and vitally 
associated. 

During the great war, nationalism asserted itself in intense and emo¬ 
tional expressions. In truth we exaggerated emotion and minimized 
reason in order to meet the supreme tests required by the international 
combat for world democracy. We are still dominated in many of our 
attitudes toward world, national and state relations by the spirit and 
propaganda of the hectic war days. It was far easier in 1918 to entertain 
and develop suspicion, doubt, and ill will even among intimate neigh¬ 
bors than it is in 1923 to entertain and develop confidence, faith, and 
friendly interest in the welfare of those who do not belong to our 
fraternity, to our political and religious faith. 

Some of the questions confronting thoughtful patriots in America 
and Montana are: How may we return to a program of living which 
will provide for faith in truth, in humanity, and insistent demands for 
dependable evidence in all questions economic, social, political and 
religious? How may we develop a statewide and nationwide program 
of good will? If these and allied questions can be adequately answered 
and if the answers can be expressed in concrete living, we shall see a 
new age of reason and intelligence; and properly organized human 
friendships will result. On this occasion we turn our faces with con¬ 
fidence and hope to that new age. We cannot return to the past. We 
can learn much from the past which we can use as we face the future. 

The ablest students of civilization insist that the measure of man’s 
power and therefore the measure of his possible progress is his state 
of mind. If he is provincially minded he cannot interpret and under¬ 
stand the cosmopolitan affairs of the world. If his mind is closed by 
superstition, suspicion, and tradition, he will not be amenable to 
evidence and accurate reasoning. In short all evidence derived from 
the study of civilization makes clear to us that our ascent from primi¬ 
tive man and barbarism, our emancipation from all kinds of slavery, 
became possible only through the development and use of the open 
mind. Open mindedness is the only attitude of mind consonant with so¬ 
cial evolution, with the acquisition of new knowledge and the safe 
exercise of leadership in finance, politics, and human activity of any 
kind whatsoever. 

In the discussion of open mindedness in the economic world it has 
been said that “millions and mentality do not always go together.” 
That statement does not imply that wealth and mental power are anti¬ 
thetic. History of finance makes clear that the association of keen in¬ 
telligence, vigorous initiative and continuous industry are prerequisites 
for accumulation of wealth and primary leadership in every forward 
movement of mankind. The American people, and especially the peo¬ 
ple of Montana, have registered a permanent conviction respecting the 
superlative worth of intelligent leadership and have supported that 
conviction by liberal investments in education and in educational in¬ 
stitutions. As a nation we believe definitely that the stability of gov¬ 
ernment rests upon intelligence, honesty, toleration, and fair-dealing. 


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Students from foreign lands are unable to reconcile the enthusiasm 
and confidence expressed by us in democracy and education with a 
certain indifference to responsibility for intelligent government and 
carefully thought through plans for our economic, social, political and 
philosophical life. In view of declared open and high mindedness, 
expressed in fervid writings and oratory, associated with multiple lapses 
in ethical living, the disruption of American homes-—one marriage out 
of every ten resulting in divorce—the high record in juvenile crime, 
manslaughter, and departures from law and order, our foreign critics 
accuse Americans of being hysterical, mercurial, and full of contradic¬ 
tions. Thoughtful people, however optimistic, must grant that the for¬ 
eign critic has a basis for his judgments, although we insist that their 
judgments are not entirely fair and not wholly sound. The people of 
this country and of this generation really desire liberty which rests 
upon intelligence and honesty. 

In his thought provoking discussion, “The Mind in the Making,” 
Professor James Harvey Robinson pleads for open mindedness and 
intelligence. In his discussion of the relation of intelligence to social 
reform he names four kinds of thinking: “reverie thinking,” “making- 
practical-decisions-thinking,” “stubborn-defense-of-our-opinions-think- 
ing” and “creative thinking.” A consideration of these four kinds of 
thought processes may throw light on certain inconsistencies which at¬ 
tract the attention of our foreign critics and which, frankly, are irrecon¬ 
cilable. By irreconcilable, I mean that our professions are oftentimes 
widely separated from our practices. There is no identity frequently 
between our precepts and our examples. 

Professor Robinson elaborates his four kinds of thinking in the fol¬ 
lowing words: 

“We all appear to ourselves to be thinking all the time during our waking 
hours, and most of us are aware that we go on thinking while we are asleep, 
even more foolishly than when awake. When uninterrupted by some prac¬ 
tical issue we are engaged in what is now known as a reverie. This is our 
spontaneous and favorite kind of thinking. We allow our ideas to take 
their own course and this course is determined by our hopes and fears, 
our spontaneous desires, their fulfillment or frustration; by our likes and 
dislikes, our loves and hates and resentments. There is nothing else any¬ 
thing like so interesting to ourselves as ourselves. All thought that is not 
more or less laboriously controlled and directed will inevitably circle about 
the beloved Ego. It is amusing and pathetic to observe this tendency in 
ourselves and in others. We learn politely and generously to overlook this 
truth, but if we dare to think of it, it blazes forth like the noontide sun. 

“The reverie or ‘free association of ideas’ has of late become the subject 
of scientific research. While investigators are not yet agreed on the results, 
or at least on the proper interpretation to be given to them, there can 
be no doubt that our reveries form the chief index, to our fundamental char¬ 
acter. They are a reflection of our nature as modified by often hidden and 
forgotten experiences. We need not go into the matter further here, for it 
is only necessary to observe that the reverie is at all times a potent and 
in many cases an omnipotent rival to every other kind of thinking. It 
doubtless influences all our speculations in its persistent tendency to self¬ 
magnification and self-justification, which are its chief preoccupations, but 
it is the last thing to make directly or indirectly for honest increase of 
knowledge. Philosophers usually talk as if such thinking did not exist 
or were in some way negligible. This is what makes their speculations so 
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‘ ‘ The reverie as any of us can see for himself, is frequently broken and 
interrupted by the necessity of a second kind of thinking. We have to 
make practical decisions. Shall we write a letter or no? Shall we take 
the subway or a bus? Shall we have dinner at seven or half past? Shall 
we buy U. S. Rubber or a Liberty Bond? Decisions are easily distinguish¬ 
able from the free flow of the reverie. Sometimes they demand a good deal 
of careful pondering and the recollection of pertinent facts; often, however, 
they are made impulsively. They are a more difficult and laborious thing 
than the reverie, and we resent having to make up our mind when we are 
tired, or absorbed in a congenial reverie. Weighing a decision, it should 
be noted, does not necessarily add anything to our knowledge, although we 
may, of course, seek further information before making it. 

‘ ‘ A third kind of thinking is stimulated when anyone questions our 
belief and opinions. We sometimes find ourselves changing our minds 
without any resistance or heavy emotion, but if we are told that we are 
wrong we resent the imputation and harden our hearts. We are incredibly 
heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an 
illicit passion for them when anyone proposes to rob us of their companion¬ 
ship. It is obviously not the ideas themselves that are dear to us, but our 
self-esteem, which is threatened. We are by nature stubbornly pledged 
to defend our own from attack, whether it be our person, our family, our 
property, or our opinion. A United States Senator once remarked to a 
friend of mine that God Almighty could not make him change his mind 
on our Latin-America policy. We may surrender, but rarely confess our¬ 
selves vanquished. In the intellectual world at least peace is without 
victory. 

‘‘Few of us take the pains to study the origin of our cherished convic¬ 
tions; indeed, we have a natural repugnance to so doing. We like to con¬ 
tinue to believe what we have been accustomed to accept as true, and the re¬ 
sentment aroused when doubt is east upon any of our assumptions leads us 
to seek every manner of excuse for clinging to them. The result is that 
most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going- 

oil believing as we already do. 7 7 

* * * * 

“The little word my is the most important one in all human affairs, and 
properly to reckon with it is the beginning of wisdom. It has the same 
force whether it is my dinner, my dog, and my house, or my faith, my 
country, and my God. We not only resent the imputation that our watch is 
wrong, or our car shabby, but that our conception of the canals of Mars, 
of the pronunciation of “Epictetus / 7 of the medicinal value of salicine, or 
the date of Sargcn I, are subject to revision. 77 

-X- * * * 

“All mankind, high and low, thinks in all the ways which have been 
described. The reverie goes on all the time not only in the mind of the 
mill hand and the Broadway flapper, but equally in weighty judges and 
godly bishops. It has gone on in all the philosophers, scientists, poets, and 
theologians that have ever lived. Aristotle’s most abstruse speculations 
were doubtless tempered by highly irrelevant reflections. He is reported 
to have had very thin legs and small eyes, for which he doubtless had to 
find excuses, and he was wont to indulge in very conspicuous dress and 
rings and was accustomed to arrange his hair carefully . 7 7 

“And now the astonishing and perturbing suspicion emerges that per¬ 
haps almost all that had passed for social science, political economy, politics, 
and ethics in the past may be brushed aside by future generations as 
mainly rationalizing . 7 7 

* * * * 

“It will become apparent as we proceed that the fact that an idea is 
ancient and that it has been widely received is no argument in its favor, 
but should immediately suggest the necessity of carefully testing it as a 
probable instance of rationalization. 

“This brings us to another kind of thought which can fairly easily be 
distinguished from the three kinds described above. It has not the usual 
qualities of the reverie, for it does not hover about our personal com- 


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placencies and humiliations. It is net made up of the homely decisions 
forced upon us by everyday needs, when we review our little stock of exist¬ 
ing information, consult our conventional preferences and obligations, and 
make a choice of action. It is not the defense of our own cherished beliefs 
and prejudices just because they are our own—mere plausible excuses for 
remaining of the same mind. On the contrary, it is that peculiar species of 
thought which leads us to change our mind. 

1 ‘ It is this kind of thought that has raised man from his pristine, sub¬ 
savage ignorance and squalor to the degree of knowledge and comfort 
which he now possesses. On his capacity to continue and greatly extend 
this kind of thinking depends his chance of groping his way out of the 
plight in which the most highly civilized people of the world now find 
themselves. In the past this type of thinking has been called Reason. 
But so many misapprehensions have grown up around the word that some 
of us have become very suspicious of it. I suggest therefore, that we 
substitute a recent name and speak of ‘creative thought’ rather than of 
Reason. For this kind of meditation begets knowledge and knowledge is 
really creative inasmuch as it makes things look different from what they 
seemed before and may indeed work for their reconstruction.” 

It has been estimated that the thinking of the average citizen is 60 
to 65 per cent “reverie thinking.” This means that the average citizen 
drifts with the stream of current gossip in his community, and accepts 
unquestionably many written and spoken declarations relative to society 
and its financial and political control. This is equivalent to stating 
that the average person is not concerned in 60 to 65 per cent of his 
thinking with the law of cause and effect, with the questions of evidence 
and dependable certifications in support of statements made in con¬ 
versation and in certain forms of journalism which have a distinctly 
amber shade. 

“Reverie thinking,” or the free association of ideas, never enables 
one to overcome the stubborn obstacles set up in nature and present 
everything in physical, social, and political life. “Reverie thinking” 
did not enable the pioneers of Montana to overcome the mountainous 
difficulties of early days. “Reverie thinking” will not enable the 
Montanans of the present to prove worthy heirs of those who made 
distinguished records in the early history of our State. 

The student of psychology declares that the thinking of the average 
person is 10 per cent “decision-thinking” and 20 to 25 per cent “opin- 
ion-defending-thinking.” Obviously if this classification is correct 
there is very little of the fourth type or “creative thinking” engaged 
in by the average citizen. Each of us is invited to apply this dis¬ 
tribution of time in the four types of thinking to himself and frankly 
and honestly decide whether he engages in “creative thinking” at all 
and if so, how much of his mental life is expressed in this higher and 
emancipating type of thought. 

We all recognize that we are living in a mechanical and scientific 
age. It is an age which calls for precise and definite measurement, 
for a clear and definite evaluation of time and space, and for economic, 
social, political, religious, and philosophical adjustments. This being 
true, relative to our age and generation, and particularly true in the 
great State of Montana, it is evident that we need to call ourselves 
individually and collectively to study and answer truthfully the ques¬ 
tions: How much actual “creative thinking” do I do myself? How 


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much is done by my brethren, and how much is done in society with 
which I associate and in which I have my citizenship ? 

Some illustrations of “creative thinking” may stimulate the mem¬ 
bers of this order to assess at its proper value this fourth type of 
mental activity. One of the most insidious and most difficult of 
diseases known to modern medicine is diabetes. This mortal disease, 
as you know, is attended by the elimination of sugars in an excessive 
degree, the development of excessive thirst and hunger, and serious 
emaciation. For long years very diligent search has been made for 
a corrective of this serious and fatal disease. After long exercise 
of “creative thinking” a scientist in the University of Toronto was able 
to extend the boundaries of knowledge and discover a truth which 
makes the unfortunate diabetic patient measurably free from the ill 
effects of this wretched malady. He discovered that the important 
substance insulin could be employed as a corrective. The results of 
his “creative thinking” are expressed in the emancipation of thousands 
of unfortunate victims of the disease, diabetes. 

Another disease, and in some respects the most terrifying known to 
medicine, is rabies or hydrophobia. As you know, this is due to an 
infection from a rabid animal, and after a variable incubation period, 
ranging from three weeks to several months, expresses itself in mental 
depression followed by convulsions and horrible death. The scientist, 
Pasteur, one of the most notable examples of “creative thinking” in 
the last century, began to study the causes of this foe and succeeded, 
after long and laborious search, in discovering a successful treatment 
for hydrophobia if applied in the early stages. He removed the fear 
and horror formerly associated with this once incurable disease. 
Absolute immunity, provided by the “creative thinking” of Pasteur, 
may now be secured from this frightful and disturbing malady. 

Modern medicine and the allied sciences of hygiene and sanitation 
deal with prevention rather than cures. Successes in these sciences 
are eloquent tributes to our emancipation through “creative thinking” 
in this twentieth century. Greatly reduced mortality from major 
surgical operations, diptheria, scarlet fever, typhoid fever, and many 
other infections and contagious diseases are positive and definite evi¬ 
dences of the value of “creative thinking” in hygiene, sanitation, and 
modern medicine. This is the only kind of thinking which can ad¬ 
vance the boundaries of knowledge and give man the supremacy in 
medicine which he desires. This is true in modern and preventative 
medicine and it is equally true in engineering, where studies and . dis¬ 
coveries in electricity, light, sound, and other forms of energy have 
helped us to overcome space and time with far greater efficiency 
than our forefathers possessed. 

The State of Montana has an exceedingly interesting exhibit in 
“creative thinking” in connection with education. A great prophet 
and creative thinker analyzed the situation in higher education in 
Montana and reached the conclusion that the dominant principle of 
industry should be applied to the great business of education in the 
Treasure State. The problem presented to this creative thinker was: 


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How may Montana cure the competition, hostility, and dissipation pf 
resources and energy occasioned by placing her higher educational 
institutions in four separate geographical centers in the State? How 
is it possible to centralize the direction of the educational service 
rendered by the State University in Missoula, the State College of 
Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in Bozeman, the State School of Mines 
in Butte, the State Normal College in Dillon, the State Agricultural 
Experiment Station in Bozeman with its four substations located at 
Corvallis, Moccasin, Havre, and Huntley, and the Agricultural Exten¬ 
sion service operating through agents in more than twenty-five counties 
and field specialists operating throughout the entire State? In short, 
how bring harmony out of chaos, order out of confusion and good will 
out of misunderstanding and frequently, positive hostility in the higher 
educational service of Montana? This creative thinker after a long 
and vigorous search proposed that the principles of administration 
elaborated in the greatest expression of organization in our age, that is, 
industry, should be applied to education. Briefly stated Dr. Durston, 
editor of the Butte Post, proposed to members of the Legislature that 
management should be centralized in an individual office which should 
articulate with the boards of control at the State’s capitol and function 
as a dominant directing agency in the life and work of the respective 
plants which might be widely removed from the executive office. This 
unique exhibit of “creative thinking” has elicited favorable comment 
from creative thinkers in education all over America. It has put 
Montana “on the map.” It is one of the most dominant exhibits in 
progressive organization of education in the twentieth century. Your 
own allegiance to this great project and your support of this dis¬ 
tinguished contribution of “creative thinking” has been outstanding. 
With your continued loyalty the larger and continued success of this 
unique organization in America’s higher education will be assured. 

How much “creative thinking” are we doing in our fraternal and 
political relations? Do we allow preconceived ideas to dominate our 
attitudes and opinions? If this be true then we are investing too much 
of our time in other kinds of thinking than we employ in “creative 
thinking” which alone insures the development of cosmopolitanism 
for provincialism, faith for suspicion, and good will for ill will. 

Did you ever reflect upon the crimes done in the name of liberty 
and religion? Most of the false opinions regarding any cause, person, 
or party have no sound basis for “creative thinking,” hence accept¬ 
ance of “false opinions” regarding many individuals, and the rapid 
development of political and religious frenzies. Let us examine evi¬ 
dence and insist on being supplied with full and dependable data 
when confronted with rumors and hearsay reports respecting any move¬ 
ment, institution, or individual. This procedure we crave and de¬ 
mand for individual protection and for the welfare of society. 

Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren of the Grand Lodge of 
Montana, no more important proposal can be pondered by us as in¬ 
dividuals and as members of this association than that of developing 
an attitude of mind which is called “open mindedness.” Unless and 


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until a state of “open mindedness” can be exemplified by leaders in 
this and every other organization in society we cannot meet success¬ 
fully the great issues presented by our scientific, economic, social, 
religious, and philosophical state of the twentieth century. 

The late Lord Bryce of England said that there was no greater de¬ 
mand in England, and everywhere in the civilized world, than that 
which required a coalition of the great thinkers, the creative thinkers 
with open minds. Unless this demand were met by the leaders in 
civilization he saw no possibility of solving the enormous problems 
pressing for solution everywhere in this great, new, scientific age, and 
consequently he saw no possibility of saving civilization itself. 

Brethren of the Grand Lodge of Montana, let us remind ourselves 
that the primitive instincts of self-preservation and self-advancement 
are in competition with the teachings of altruism and the Brotherhood 
of Mankind. Let us remind ourselves that through countless ages man 
has been endeavoring to move from lower to higher levels of advanc¬ 
ing civilization. Let us recognize that he has engaged mostly in three 
types of thinking: “Reverie thinking,” “making-decisions-thinking,” 
and “defending-opinions-thinking,” and let us realize that the progress 
of civilization is entirely dependent upon “creative thinking” May 
we give and receive the pledge, here and now, that our program for 
the new day shall be determined by “creative thinking” The com¬ 
mitments of such a pledge are in harmony with Aylmer Harding’s 
message in the Montana Mason—“The Herald of the Hour”:— 

“I am the Herald of the passing hour, 

All Earth shall hear the message that I bring; 

I am the Herald of Man’s rising power. 

Promise of future years that poets sing 
And speak of constantly, when Mother Earth 
Shall ease her pain and once again give birth 
To Sons of Power and Daughters of Desire, 

Born of a union in celestial fire, 

Conjoined to earth-forms after God’s own plan, 

And finding climax in true dual man. 

I am the Herald of the golden dawn 

And glow of greater days that lie in wait, 

To rise when Love unlocks the eastern gate 
And looses Christ and seers, all spirit-born. 

I am the Herald, born of Wind and Flame, 

I breathe forth Freedom in the sacred Name 
Of Him whose symbol is my heart and life, 

Whose scepter marshals Peace and Love and Blessings free. 

Mv message spreads its wings o’er land and sea, 

I am the Truth, redeeming all Humanity.” 


Melvin A, Brannon. 


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GRAND MASTER VOICES THANKS TO DOCTOR BRANNON 
FOR ADDRESS. 

The Grand Master: Doctor Brannon, as Grand Master of Masons 
of Montana, I am sure that I voice the sentiment of every representative 
present tonight, when I say that we have been brought closer, through 
your eloquent, logical and reasoning address on this occasion, than 
at any time in the period of the history of Free Masonry in Montana. 
I believe that these men listening here to you so intently, so wrapped 
up in that which you have had to say, that when you reached the 
climax, and many times through your wonderful address, they were so 
hypnotized by coming into such close relationship with the head of 
our educational system, they just simply did not have time to applaud, 
and that is why they made it so magnificent at the last. I am glad 
that I took your watch away from you. 

Now, Brethren, we are going to have a recess for possibly ten or fif¬ 
teen minutes at the outside, to give you an opportunity to rest yourselves 
a moment and until our Deputy Grand Master is ready to present the 
committees, and during that time I would be glad indeed, as the leader 
of Montana Masonry this year, to see every delegate in this room here 
representing the 133 distinct organizations, scattered throughout this 
great State of Montana, come forward and shake the hand of our friend 
and Brother in this great state, and tell him we are behind him to a 
single soul. 

Whereupon, at 9:25 o’clock p. m., a recess was declared. 

AFTER RECESS. 

10:00 O’Clock P. M., Wednesday, August 15, 1923. 

The Grand Master: Brethren, we are going to have another selec¬ 
tion from this Male Quartette. 

The Quartette thereupon rendered two selections. 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROGRAM FOR TOMORROW. 

Grand Master McAllister made announcement of special features of 
the program for tomorrow: An hour or more to be turned over to the 
Masonic Service Association for their report and a lecture by our 
Brother, Congressman Scott Leavitt, on “The Dignity of Labor,” with 
stereopticon views displayed by Brother John R. Lloyd of Great Falls. 
An address to be given by Past Grand Master Lewis A. Smith, recent¬ 
ly returned from a trip to the Holy Land, who took pains to look into 
Masonic aspects there. 

FURTHER COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS. 

Additional committee appointments were announced as follows: 

Returns of Chartered Lodges: Brothers R. W. Broman, A. H. Lay- 
ton, S. J. Myhre, W. C. Lorey, Henry F. White, N. J. Montgomery, 
W. H. Feddersen. 


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Returns of Lodges Under Dispensation: Brothers W. F. Noyes, G. 
F. Tidyman, M. J. Davis, W. O. Wood, Harold Metcalf, M. P. Ten 
Eyck, S. C. Allen. 

Masonic Service Association: Brothers R. W. Getty, H. A. Duncan, 
Lyman H. Bennett, E. A. Talcott, H. 0. Ekern, Ed. Fredlund. 

Masonic Home: Brothers H. Halvorson, E. L. Crane, Frank W. 
Haskins, C. N. Clark, S. P. Rife, J. C. Seidensticker, Jr., Paul Sax. 

Next Place of Meeting: Brothers J. H. Abrams, Jr., 0. P. Balgord, 
W. 0. Logan, G. F. Berrie, G. W. Buckhouse, C. L. Wright, F. W. 
Linton. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES ON PORTIONS OF GRAND MASTER’S 

ADDRESS. 

On “Never Alone”: Brothers I. U. Danley, H. S. Josselyn, M. D. 
Rowland, C. S. Clemmensen, James Brendgord, J. L. Alexander. 

On “Building from the Base”: Brothers W. M. Morris, W. H. 
Bunney, K. D. Holmgren, Oscar Skeen, Thomas Stacey, W. B. DeWitt, 
J. H. Heidelman. 

On “Lest We Forget”: Brothers H. S. Hepner, C. W. Pomeroy, H. 
L. Hart, A. L. Greenleaf, C. S. Haire, W. L. Parmelee, John R. Lloyd. 

On “Lodge Indebtedness”: Brothers W. H. Berryman, J. H. Abrams, 
Jr., C. A. Hauswirth, J. R. Heebner, H. S. Hilliard, B. C. Ogden and 
Bert Wilson. 

On Recommendation No. 1 of Grand Masters Address: Brothers 
C. A. Hills, S. R. Foot, George L. Johns, Arthur 0. Ness, Harry A. 
Vagg, D. L. Egnew, George W. Lovell. 

On the “Golden Coin of Service”: Brothers R. J. Hathaway, Claude 
Doran, M. 0. Triol, F. L. Eccles, Louis C. Searle, Percy G. Webb, E. S. 
Bardwell. 

On “Educational Fund”: Brothers Lewis Terwilliger, H. C. Good, 
Oscar A. Janes; A. T. Ruhrwein, H. 0. Ekern, A. M. Johnson, Paul 
Peine. 

On George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association: 
Brothers F. D. Jones, E. A. Fisk, W. L. Fitzsimmons, Robert N. Eaton, 
Louis Nybo, H. L. Faxon. 

EXPERT STENOGRAPHER PROVIDED BY BILLINGS BRETHREN. 

Through the thoughtfulness of the Billings brethren, an expert sten¬ 
ographer was provided for the service of the Grand Lodge Committees, 
to be found in the office on the ground floor. 

RESOLUTIONS RECEIVED AND REFERRED. 

On Bonding of Lodge Treasurers and Safeguarding Lodge Funds. 

Resolutions from members of Plentywood Lodge No. 91 asking for 
legislation to require the bonding of lodge Treasurers for the safe¬ 
guarding of lodge funds, or by designating depositories, was read and 
referred to the Jurisprudence Committee. 


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On Proposed Change of Time for Annual Sessions of Grand Lodge. 

Another resolution, also by members of Plentywood Lodge No. 91, 
asking for advancing of the date of holding annual sessions of Grand 
Lodge to July or the fore part of August, was thereupon read and 
referred to a special committee of seven to be named, on the time and 
place of next meeting of Grand Lodge. 

M. W. Brother E. M. Hutchinson thereupon presented the following 
report, which was referred to a special committee on Masonic Service 
Association. 


MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION. 

Report of E. M. Hutchinson, Executive Secretary for Montana. 
To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A. F. and A. M. of Montana: 

Brethren: It gives me much pleasure to report progress in the work 
of the Masonic Service Association, both as a national organization, and 
in our own jurisdiction. When the organization first came into exist¬ 
ence, enthusiasm alone brought many Grand Jurisdictions into it. In 
the reaction that followed, some of these, failing to grasp the meaning 
of it all, dropped their membership. The real constructive work of the 
association, however, has again swung the pendulum forward. A year 
ago our membership was thirty-three. Today thirty-six Grand Juris¬ 
dictions belong to the Association, and the prospects are very promising 
for several more to become members during the coming year. 

Educational Program to Be Continued. 

The annual meeting of the Association held at Kansas City last 
November again approved the work of the Executive Commission and 
directed that the educational program be continued. To this end, 
under the able leadership of the Executive Secretary, Brother Andrew 
L. Randell, Past Grand Master of Texas, the work is being carried on. 
Time may dictate that the method of instruction, as well as the subject 
matter, should be changed, but for the present the program adopted 
seems to be correct. 

Joseph Fort Newton Named as Educational Director. 

Since our Grand Lodge meeting a year ago several important changes 
have taken place in the personnel of those handling the building of the 
program. Brother Joseph Fort Newton, recognized throughout the 
world as one of the foremost of Masonic students and writers, is now 
the Educational Director, George L. Schoonover having resigned at the 
last annual meeing of the Association. 

Book Department in Charge of Jacob H. Tatsch. 

Brother J. H. Tatsch, of the Grand Jurisdiction of Washington, 
recognized as a Masonic Historian and writer of ability, is doing 
library and research work for the association, and has charge of 
the Book Department. The acquisition of these two men materially 
strengthens our organization. 


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“Short Talk” Bulletins Inaugurated. 

As stated, the plan of our Educational Program has not been 
changed. There have been some additions to it. Beginning with the 
first of the year The Short Talk Bulletin was inaugurated. Since that 
time each lodge in the member jurisdictions has received on the first 
of each month a Short Talk Bulletin. These Bulletins deal with sub¬ 
jects historical, biographical and symbolical, and are intended to be 
read in each lodge as soon as received, about fifteen minutes being 
required for the reading of each. 

Masonic Lectures by Radio. 

Another addition has been the broadcasting of Masonic talks by 
radio. This was carried on for several months, and, although Montana 
seems to have had considerable trouble in “listening in,” I understand 
that the plan has met with tremendous approbation in other parts of 
the United States. 

New Film Issued—“Who Best Can Work.” 

A new film, consisting of two and one-half reels, entitled “Who 
Best Can Work,” has been gotten out and distributed. Brother Jack 
Lloyd, of Great Falls, will show this film here at this session, in 
connection with the development of Bulletin Number Six on “The 
Dignity of Labor” by Brother Scott Leavitt, and you will therefore 
have the privilege of passing upon it yourselves without further com¬ 
ment by me. 

Headquarters Moved to Washington. 

The Annual Meeting at St. Louis in 1920 directed that the central 
offices of the Association should be removed as soon as practicable to 
Washington, D. C. This movement was begun on August 1st this year, 
and the Association is now quartered in the Smith Building, 815 
Fifteenth Street, N. W., Washington, D. C., to which all communica¬ 
tions should now be addressed. 

During the past year in Montana we have carried on the work much 
more extensively than during any previous year. Our Most Worship¬ 
ful Grand Master has been thoroughly imbued with the desirability 
of disseminating the work throughout the state. 

Appointment of Brethren to Make Talks. 

Upon his advice, and with his approbation, I appointed Brother H. 
A. Duncan, Past Master Euclid Lodge Number 58, Right Worshipful 
Brother George David Wolfe, our Grand Chaplain, who resides in 
Billings, and Past Grand Master W. L. Parmelee, of Butte, to visit our 
lodges, show the films, and make M. S. A. talks. These brethren are 
entitled to the thanks and praise of this Grand Body for the splendid 
service they have rendered. 

Work of Brother H. A. Duncan in Northern Montana. 

Brother Duncan was allotted all lodges from Cascade and Belt north, 
northeast and northwest along the line of the Great Northern Railway. 
Starting January 1st he never stopped until he had visited every lodge, 
except one, in his entire district. 


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Brothers Wolfe and Parmelee in Charge of Large Districts. 

The balance of the state was divided between Brother Wolfe and 
Brother Parmelee, and I think all of their lodges have been visited. 
Brother Wolfe has personally visited many lodges, and he has been 
also the instrumentality through which many other visitations have 
been made. He has endeavored, in every instance, to teach the Craft 
how to help themselves, which is the best possible assistance that 
could be rendered. The numerous letters received relative to meetings 
held in Dr. Wolfe’s district, under supervision other than his own, 
testify abundantly to the success of his effort. 

Brother Parmelee’s response to the call for help was characteristic 
of the man. He realized the needs of the hour and accepted the re¬ 
sponsibility of supervising the work in his part of the state. He, too, 
has been able to interest others, and therefore has rendered the highest 
type of service 

As a whole, a vast amount of work has been done in Montana during 
the year just passed. Practically every lodge in the state has had some 
of the M. S. A. program. I have not carefully tabulated the figures 
showing the total number present at the meetings, but as a rule the at¬ 
tendance has been good, and I believe that fully ten thousand of the 
Montana Masons have heard some of the program. From all over the 
state letters have come to me, and the only criticism that has been 
offered has been a demand for more of the work. I am in hopes that 
next year we can make the work still more thorough. 

Expenses. 

The expense of carrying on the work during the past year has been 
$2474.94. These figures include salaries of Brother Wolfe and Brother 
Duncan at the rate of $200.00 per month for time devoted to the work, 
and their expenses. It also includes the expenses of Past Grand Master 
Parmelee and those assisting him, all of whom refused anything in the 
line of compensation for their time. It also includes the expenses of 
the Grand Master to the Annual Meeting at Kansas City, the purchase 
of the film “Who Best Can Work” and the purchase of the projecting 
machine formerly bought by the Butte Lodges. My own expenses in 
assisting and carrying on the work in Montana are also included. 

Recommendations. 

For the coming year it will be necessary to purchase several new 
films, and I believe that at least two competent brothers should be 
employed to devote their entire time to the work. These men will 
cost at least two hundred dollars per month and their expenses. I 
therefore concur in the Grand Master’s recommendation that forty 
cents per capita be appropriated for this work. 

I also recommend that five cents per capita be appropriated to 
meet the calls of the National Association. 

The next Annual Meeting of the Association will be held in Washing¬ 
ton, D. C., on the 29th and 30th of October, for which most elaborate 
demonstrations are being planned by Executive Secretary Randell. 
This date has been set to just precede the date of the corner stone lay- 


1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA 


133 


ing of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial at Alex¬ 
andria, Virginia, November 1st, so that delegates to one meeting 
may conveniently attend the other. 

Incoming Grand Master Should Attend Annual Meetings. 

I recommend that our incoming Grand Master be instructed to attend 
these meetings, and, in the event of his inability to attend, that the 
junior Past Grand Master be designated as his proxy. I recommend 
that an appropriation of $350.00, or so much thereof as may be neces¬ 
sary, be made to defray the expenses of the delegate to these meetings. 

I also recommend that all unused portions of funds appropriated 
one year ago be returned to the general fund. 

Conclusion. 

In conclusion, I wish to thank all of the brethren of the state in 
being so kind to me in my feeble endeavors in carrying on the work of 
the Masonic Service Association. I claim no special fitness for the 
work, and I know my shortcomings have been many. Hundreds of 
letters received by me have not been answered. The demands upon 
my time would not permit my answering them all, and I hope the 
writers of those not answered will accept this apology. I desire, too, 
that all blame for failures in carrying on the work shall be laid at 
my door. Those assisting me have done everything possible with the 
help that I was able to give them. 

Fraternally submitted, 

E. M. Hutchinson, Executive Secretary. 

RECESS. 

The Grand Master thereupon declared Grand Lodge at recess until 
nine o’clock tomorrow morning. 


SECOND DAY’S PROCEEDINGS 

In Grand Lodge Thursday, August 16, 1923. 

Grand Lodge resumed labor at 9:30 A. M. 

SELECTIONS BY MASONIC QUARTETTE. 

Three selections were rendered by the Masonic Quartette of Billings 
to the evident delight of the membership of Grand Lodge. 

PRAYER BY GRAND CHAPLAIN. 

The members of Grand Lodge stood and were led in a fervent invo¬ 
cation to Deity by Grand Chaplain Wolfe. 

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR RECEIVED. 

Announcement was made that the Grand Master of Masons of 
North Dakota was in waiting to visit our Grand Lodge. Grand Master 



134 


PROCEEDINGS OF THE 


SEPT., 


McAllister appointed Past Grand Masters Carroll and Speer and 
Grand Secretary Hedges to present the distinguished guest. The com¬ 
mittee thereupon retired and returning with the distinguished visitor, 
through M. W. Brother Carroll, presented Grand Master Ralph L. 
Miller of North Dakota. 

Welcoming Words of Grand Master McAllister to Visitor. 
Grand Master McAllister: 

Brother Miller, Most Worshipful Sir, I can assure you that the 
imaginary line that is sometimes drawn between the old state of North 
Dakota and Montana, fraternally, has been absolutely obliterated this 
morning, and on behalf of this Grand Lodge, I now wish to extend 
to you a most cordial, fraternal and hearty welcome among us. We 
trust that when you return to North Dakota you will carry with you 
a splendid sentiment of your affiliation with the brethren of Montana 
and render to your Grand Lodge an account of our advancement along 
Masonic lines. Give them our very best fraternal love and esteem. 
Brethren, you will join me in the Grand Honors. (Done.) 

Response by Grand Master Miller of North Dakota. 

M. W. Brother Ralph L. Miller: 

Most Worshipful Grand Master, I assure you that it is a great 
pleasure for me to be here with you and to bring you the greetings of 
the Grand Lodge of the State of North Dakota, and also the personal 
greetings of our Grand Secretary, Brother Stockwell, with whom I 
have been associated for the past three years. I felt as if I knew some 
of the brethren in Montana. I have met the Grand Master and Past 
Grand Masters Hutchinson and Smith, and I felt that I knew your 
lovable Grand Secretary “Toby.” I had heard so much of the Grand 
Lodge of Montana that I really felt quite at home when I came, and 
I assure you that I will take back the happiest recollections of this 
meeting, and I will be glad to tell of the progress you have made. 

There are some things which I hope you will adopt which have been 
recommended. The District Deputy system will prove a great help 
to you in your work and there will be some fifteen or twenty, maybe 
twenty-five, of you men who will be called upon for duty in that line, 
and if I may use the expression, “don’t kid yourselves” with the idea 
that it is just an honorary position. A District Deputy is the key-man 
in the whole system for promoting the Masonic Service Association 
work, and your inspirational meetings, and I know you will find it to 
be a wonderful help to you in your work. I thank you. 

REPORT OF JURISPRUDENCE COMMITTEE. 

Amendment Lost to Deprive a Member in Arrears a Vote on Lodge 

Matters. 

The Jurisprudence Committee then presented the following report 
upon resolution presented by Brother C. N. Clark, which provided that 
a member in arrears for dues for one year cannot have a vote on 
questions up for action by the lodge: 


1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA 


135 


To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Brethren: We recommend that the proposed amendment submitted 
by Brother Clark, W. M. of Mineral Lodge, be not adopted. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Lew L. Callaway. 

C. W. Pomeroy. 

Henry C. Smith. 

Upon motion of Brother Callaway the above report was adopted. 

REPORT OF JURISPRUDENCE COMMITTEE. 

The Jurisprudence Committee submitted an additional report as fol¬ 
lows: 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Brethren: Your Committee on Jurisprudence reports as follows re¬ 
specting the decisions of the M. W. Grand Master: 

On Appeal of E. C. Hillius—Grand Master Cannot Reinstate 
Appeal After Action by Grand Lodge. 

1. That relating to the appeal of E. C. Hillius, we do not approve. 
It is not within the power of the Grand Master to permit the reinstate¬ 
ment of an appeal after action thereon by this Grand Body. The 
Grand Master’s authority respecting appeals is prescribed in the Penal 
Code and he may go no further than the law allows. 

Appeal of E. C. Hillius Reinstated by Grand Lodge. 

We commend the spirit evinced, however, and recommend that this 
Grand Body permit the reinstatement of the appeal and that thereupon 
the matter be referred to the Committee on Appeals and Grievances. 

Decision No. 3 Modified and Approved. 

2. The result reached in Decision No. 3 is correct, but the holding 
should have omitted the phrase “being within the jurisdiction of the 
civil courts.” Expunging that phrase, we approve the decision. 

Decisions Approved. 

3. We approve Decisions Nos. 2 and 4. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Lew L. Callaway. 

C. W. Pomeroy. 

Henry C. Smith. 

Upon motion of M. W. Brother Callaway the report of the com¬ 
mittee as above made, was duly adopted by Grand Lodge. 

WAIVER OF JURISDICTION ON REJECTED MATERIAL 
REQUIRED AFTER A YEAR. 

Upon motion of M. W. Brother Lewis A. Smith, Section 49 of the 
Code of Statutes was referred to the Jurisprudence Committee for in¬ 
terpretation. 


136 PBOCEEDINGS OF THE SEPT., 

M. W. Brother Callaway reported verbally for the Jurisprudence 
Committee, reaffirming the decision of Grand Master Frank in 1906 to 
the effect that a waiver of jurisdiction on petition of a rejected candi¬ 
date is required after a year has elapsed from such rejection and 
cannot be granted before the expiration of a year. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE. 

The following report was next submitted and upon motion of M. W. 
Brother Callaway was duly adopted: 

Appropriation Made for Brethren at Fort Harrison Hospital. 
To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Brethren: We, your committee on that portion of the Most Wor¬ 
shipful Grand Master’s address entitled “Never Alone,” beg to report 
and heartily recommend its adoption. That this splendid work in 
behalf of our Soldier Brothers domiciled at Fort Harrison Hospital 
may be continued, recommend the continuance of this work. For 
the purpose of meeting the financial requirements incident thereto, 
we recommend the expenditure of $500.00 or so much thereof as may 
be necessary, be appropriated for this purpose for the ensuing year, 
under the direction of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Montana. 

Fraternally submitted, 

I. U. Danley, 

H. S. Josselyn, 

M. D. Rowland, 

C. S. Clemmensen, 

James Brendgord, 

J. L. Alexander, 

Committee. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE. 

On “Building From the Base.” 

The following report of special committee was thereupon presented 
and upon motion was unanimously adopted: 

Masonic Offense for Master Mason to Petition for Royal Arch 
or Scottish Rite Degrees Within One Year of Raising. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & M. of Montana: 

Brethren: We your committee on “Building From the Base” concur 
in the recommendation of the Most Worshipful Grand Master that the 
following resolution be adopted: 

That it shall be declared to be a Masonic offense for any Master 
Mason raised in this jurisdiction to petition for the degrees of the 
Royal Arch Chapter or the Scottish Rite bodies until at least one yeai 
has elapsed from the date of his raising; that in addition such member 
must have passed the examination in the lecture of the Third Decree 
and attended at least twelve meetings of his lodge, unless excused by 


1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA 


137 


his lodge upon proper showing of good cause for failure to attend 
such number of meetings.” 

Fraternally submitted, 

W. M. Morris. 

W. H. Bunney, 

Oscar Skeen. 

Thomas Stacey. 

W. B. DeWitt. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ANNUAL REPORT OF MASONIC 
HOME TRUSTEES. 

Thereupon was presented the report of the special committee named 
to consider and report upon the annual report of the Trustees of the 
Masonic Home. Upon motion duly made and unanimously carried 
the said report was adopted: 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Brethren: The Committee on Masonic Home has examined the print¬ 
ed report of the Board of Trustees, and find from the information at 
hand that the report is correct. 

We understand that the outstanding bonds can be retired in March, 
1924, and we would recommend to the Board of Trustees, as they 
seem financially able to take care of the same, that all bonds be at 
that time retired. 

In view of the fact that the question of the proposed Hospital and 
Orphanage has been referred to another committee, we make no 
recommendation. 

Fraternally submitted. 

H. Halvorson. 

J. C. Seidensticker. 

C. N. Clark. 

F. W. Haskins. 

PETITION FOR LODGE AT WILLOW CREEK. 

The Grand Secretary announced receipt of petition for Dispensation 
for new lodge at Willow Creek, Gallatin County, which came within 
the sixty day period preceding Grand Lodge, during which time such a 
Dispensation cannot issue. It was now referred to Grand Lodge for 
action. Following usual practice and in the absence of objection, Grand 
Master McAllister directed that the petition be referred to the incoming 
Grand Master. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

Grand Master’s Recommendation for Masonic Home Extenisons. 

The special committee appointed to consider that portion of the 
Grand Master’s address entnied ‘“Lest We Torget” presented iheir 
report. After its reading M. W. Brother Callaway moved that con¬ 
sideration of this report ne made a special order for two o’clock this 
afternoon. The above motion was duly seconded, put and carried. 


138 


PROCEEDINGS OP THE 


SEPT. 


REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MILEAGE AND PER DIEM. 

The Committee on Mileage and Per Diem submitted their com¬ 
pleted report, which upon motion was duly adopted and completed 
as follows: 

Billings, Montana, August 16, 1923. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Brethren: Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem beg to report 
that they have compiled the mileage and per diem due members of 
the 59th session to be as indicated on the attached 16 sheets, and recom¬ 
mend its adoption and payment in the total amount of $7,987.50. 

Thos. P. Clemow, Chairman. 

E. E. Blumenthal. 

H. D. Harrison. 

F. W. Sharpe. 

H. C. Schuyler. 

Charles S. Einsel. 

Fred F. Lay. 

Report of Committee on Mileage and Per Diem 


NAMES. 

1 

1 

Q 

l 

D 

IL, 

rq 

p 

Miles by RaP. 

Miles by Stage. 

Amount Mileage. Stage 
at 10c. Rail at 4t 

( 

t 

1 

V 

D 

t 

3 

3 

Amount Allowed. ! 

GRAND OFFICERS. 








Claude J. McAllister . 


476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

C S Bell 





6.00 

6.00 

Harlon L Hart 


476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

E W. Spottswood . 


712 


28.48 

6.00 

34.50 

Cornelius Hedges, Jr 


476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

Rev Geo. D. Wolfe . 





10.00 

10.00 

Francis Hagstrom . 


354 


14.16 

6.00 

20.15 

J M Charteris . 


470 


18.80 

6.00 

24.80 

W J Marshall 


712 


28.48 

6.00 

34.50 

D J Muri 


202 


8.08 

6.00 

14.10 

Carl L Brattin 


562 


22.48 

6.00 

28.50 

L A Foot • 


476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

Geo P Porter 


476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

W B Garrigus 





1 0 on 

10.00 

PAST GRAND MASTERS. 


1 






Moses Morris 


476 


$19.04 

$6.00 

$25.05 

Dr. W. H. Allen. 


66 


2.64 

6.00 

8.65 

C. W. Pomeroy . 


986 


39.44 

6.00 

45.45 

E M. Hutchinson . 


974 


38.96 

6.00 

44.95 

S C. Kenyon 


282 


11.28 

6.00 

17.30 

F D. Jones 


476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

L L. Callaway 


476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

H. S. Hepner . 


476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

Geo. T. Slack . 


712 


28.48 

6.00 

34.50 

L. A. Smith . 


472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.90 

John L. Carroll . 


472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.90 

Henry C. Smith . 


292 


11.68 

6.00 

17.70 

W". M. Montgomery 


524 


20.96 

6.00 

26.95 

R. W. Getty . 


554 


22.16 

6.00 

28.15 




















































































1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA 


139 


REPRESENTATIVES—(Continued.) 


NAMES. 


r 

o 

p. 

n 

CD 

Z 

o 

Miles by Rail. 

t 

( 

l 

l 

1 

\ 

(J 

< 

i> 

n 

< 

Z5 

<9 

Amount Mileage Stage 
at 10c. Rail at 4c 

t 

I 

Per Diem_ 

Amount Allowed. 

R. J. Hathaway . 



554 


22.16 

6.00 

oo 1 ^ 

J W. Speer . 



470 


18 80 

a on 

9 A QA 

W L. Parmelee ... 



472 


18^88 

U.oU 

a nn 

24.90 

SPECIAL. 








F. M. Rose . 



476 



19.04 

8.00 

97 




476 


19.04 

6.00 

a 4 . U O 

R. J. Lemert . 



476 


19.04 

6.00 

Li O. U 0 

C B Pfeiffer 



476 


19.04 

6.00 

uo.yj D 
o k n c 

W. T. Hull . 



476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

T. P. Clemow . 





2o!oo 

2o!oo 

J W. Lister . 



712 


28.48 

6.00 

34 50 

H. J. Webster . 





6^00 

6.00 

Fred F. Lay . 



282 


11.28 

6.00 

17^30 

C. S. Kenyon . 



282 


11.28 

6.00 

17.30 

Scott Leavitt . 



468 


18.72 

6.00 

24 80 

John R. Lloyd . 



468 


18>2 

r nn 

24^80 

REPRESENTATIVES. 


1 






James E. Wright . 


1 

496 


22 

22.04 

6.00 

28.05 

A. E. Farley .. 


1 

496 


22 

22 04 

6.00 

28.05 

Lyman H. Bennett . 


2 

496 


22 

22.04 

3^00 

25.05 

Howard C. Schuyler . 


3 

476 



19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

A. F. Ritz . 


3 

476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

H. H. Swain . 


3 

476 


19.04- 

6.00 

25.05 

W. C. Lorey . 


5 

476 


19.04 

6^00 

25!o5 

Ray Q. Smith . 


5 

476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

Dana E. Kelly . 


5 

476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

Warren W. Goodman .... 


6 

282 


11.28 

6.00 

17.30 

E. W. Harlan d . 


6 

282 


11.28 

6.00 

17^30 

Andrew L. Milne . 


9 

476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

Melvin J. Davis . 


9 

476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

Albert H. Davis . 


9 

476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

O. C. Mersereau . 

11 

668 


26.72 

6.00 

32.70 

E. E. Blumenthal . 

11 

668 


26.72 

6.00 

32.70 

Levi Withee . 

13 

712 


28.48 

6.00 

34.50 

L. L. Bulen . 

13 

712 


28.48 

6.00 

34.50 

C. E. Day .... . 

13 

712 


28.48 

6 00 

34.50 

Myron Brown 

14 

554 


22.16 


i 00 

28.15 

Harry G. Davis . 

14 

554 


22.16 

6.00 

28.15 

Harry F. Dell . 

14 

554 


22.16 

6.00 

28.15 

C. E. Blinn . 

16 

610 


24.40 

6.00 

30.40 

C. R. Price .... 

16 

610 


24.40 

6.00 

30.40 

Thos. E. Luebben . 

16 

610 


24.40 

6.00 

30.40 

G. J. Watson . 

17 

406 


16.24 

6.00 

22.25 

E. W. Woolverton . 

17 

406 


16.24 

6.00' 

22.25 

S. H. Woolverton . 

17 

406 


16.24 

6.00 

22.25 

O. B. Van Horn 

18 

282 


11.28 

6.00 

i7.30 

D. E. Moser 

18 

282 


11.28 

6.00 

17.30 

James Duncan . 

20 

476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

Lester R. Schultz . 


20 

476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

H. C. Good . 


21 

412 


•16.48 

6.00 

22.50 

A1 Wright 


21 

412 


16.48 

6.00 

22.50 

Fred W. Schmitz 


21 

412 


16.48 

6.00 

22.50 

George Geiser, Jr. 


22 

472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.90 

W F Noyes 


22 

472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.90 

Hubertus Corkish . 


24 

472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.90 

H. C. Pagenkopf . 


24 

472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.90 

James Vig . 


25 

558 


22.32 

6.00 

28.30 

John Muir . 


25 

558 


22.32 

6.00 

28.30 

E L Crane 


25 

558 


22.32 

6.00 

28.30 

W B Clarke 


26 

292 


11.68 

6.00 

17.70 

E B Horace 


26 

292 


11.68 

6.00 

17.70 

Thos. B. Hyslop . 


26 

292 


11.68 

6.00 

17.70 

J. C. Seidensticker. Jr.... 


27 

458 


18.32 

6.00 

24.30 





















































































































































140 


PROCEEDINGS OF THE 


SEPT., 


REPRESENTATIVES—(Continued.) 


NAMES . 


E. V. Morrow . 

H. T. Whitesett .. 

Harold Metcalf . 

C. L. Wilcox . 

Andrew L. Greenleaf 

Henry P. White . 

W. A. Chrisitiani . 

W. F. Nye ... 

A. J. McCarty .. 

P. J. Thielen . 

E. S. Mortimer . 

M. O. Triol . 

Albert Powdrill .. 

P. W. McMullen . 

William M. Morris ... 

Clyde N. Hill . 

Wm. P. McMurtrey ... 

W. J. Williams . 

L. L. Like ... 

L. A. Holroyd .. 

V. B. Morse . 

Louis C. Searle . 

Alvin H. Hall . 

H. A. Moulton . 

J. W. Johnson . 

Rolland Pollinger ..... 
Wm. Tyner ... 

W. O. Logan . 

J. F. Johnson . 

Knute D. Holmgren . 
Jake Newell . 

M. P. Ten Eyck. 

Robert N. Eaton . 

F. Q. Williams . 

W. R. Martin . 

H. E. Wood . 

S. R. Foot . 

W. L. Hodgskiss ..... 

R. E. Nelson .. 

Louis L. Watson . 

David D. McKnight . 
Glen D. Peterson . 

T. W. Leedham . 

E. S. Farrington . 

Claude Doran . 

Leslie M. Robertson . 

Henry H. Barnett . 

Guy Dowen . 

Oswald M. Johnson . 

O. B. Silvey . 

Herman Ingman . 

F. L. Eccles . 

A. I. Johnson . 

Paul Sax . 

Percy G. Webb . 

J. A. Lowry . 

C. F. Ullrnan . 

A. D. Chisholm . 

James Brendgord . 

Thos. O. Allen . 

J. T. Jackson . 

A. B. Miller . 

A. F. Winkler . 

Norman W. Hicks _ 

W. F. Mills . 


c 

O 

P- 

n 

CD 

tzi 

o 

| 

Miles by Rail . 

Miles by Stage ..... 

Amount Mileage Stage 
at 10 c . Rail at 4 c 


IPer Diem . 

Imount Allowed .. 

! 

27 

458 


18.32 

6.00 

24.30 

28 

768 


30.72 

6.00 

36.70 

28 

768 


30.72 

6.00 

36.70 

29 




6.00 

6.00 

29 




6.00 

6.00 

29 




6.00 

6 00 

31 

450 


18.00 

6.00 

24.00 

31 

450 


18.00 

6.00 

24.00 

31 

450 


18.00 

6.00 

24.00 

32 

232 


9.28 

6.00 

15.30 

32 

232 


9.28 

6.00 

15.30 

33 

524 


20.96 

6.00 

26.95 

33 

524 


20.96 

6.00 

26.95 

33 

524 


20.96 

6.00 

26.95 

34 

470 


18.80 

6.00 

24.80 

34 

470 


18.80 

6.00 

24.80 

34 

470 


18.80 

6.00 

24.80 

35 

472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.90 

36 

616 


24.64 

6.00 

30.65 

36 

616 


24.64 

6.00 

30.65 

36 

616 


24.64 

6.00 

30.65 

37 

354 


14.16 

6.00 

20.15 

37 

354 


14.16 

6.00 

20.15 

37 

354 


14.16 

6.00 

20.15 

38 

808 


32.32 

6.00 

38.30 

38 

808 


32.32 

6.00 

38.30 

39 

798 

4 

32.32 

6.00 

30.65 

39 

798 

4 

32.32 

6.00 

30.65 

39 

798 

4 

32.32 

6.00 

30.65 

40 

118 


4.72 

6.00 

10.70 

40 

118 


4.72 

6.00 

10.70 

41 

546 


21.84 

6.00 

27.85 

42 

986 


39.44 

6.00 

45.45 

42 

986 


39.44 

6.00 

45.45 

42 

986 


39.44 

6.00 

45.45 

43 

784 


31.36 

6.00 

37.35 

44 

580 


23.20 

6.00 

29.20 

44 

580 


23.20 

6.00 

29.20 

44 

580 


23.20 

6.00 

29.20 

' 45 

706 


28.24 

6.00 

30.50 

45 

706 


28.24 

6.00 

30.50 

46 

872 


34.88 

6.00 

40.90 

46 

872 


34.88 

6.00 

40.90 

46 

872 


34.88 

6.00 

40.90 

48 

472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.90 

49 

712 


28.48 

6.00 

34.50 

l 

19 

712 


28.48 

6.00 

34.50 

50 

760 


30.40 

6.00 

36.40 

50 

760 


30.40 

6.00 

36.40 

50 

760 


30.40 

6.00 

36.40 

51 

‘522 


20.88 

6.00 

22.00 

51 

522 


20.88 

6.00 

22.00 

52 

202 


8.08 

6.00 

14.10 

52 

202 


8.08 

6.00 

14.10 

53 

162 


6.48 

6.00 

12.50 

53 

162 


6.48 

6.00 

12.50 

53 

162 


6.48 

6.00 

12.50 

55 

716 


28.64 

6.00 

34.65 

55 

716 


28.64 

6.00 

34.65 

* 56 

400 


16.00 

6.00 

22.00 

56 

400 


16.00 

6.00 

22.00 

56 

400 


16.00 

6.00 

22.00 

57 

890 


35.60 

6.00 

34.00 

57 

890 


35.60 

6.00 

34.00 

57 

890 


35.60 

6.00 

34.00 
























































































































































1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA 


141 


REPRESENTATIVES—(Continued.) 


NAMES. 


E. S. Bardwell .. 

J. W. Agnew . 

Geo. L. Robinson . 

I. U. Danley . 

Henry Becker ... 

Geo. Verwolf ... 

A. T. Ruehrwein . 

Warren E. Heath . 

F. T. Betzner ... 

C. G. Miller . 

G. W. Larse . 

Thomas Stacey . 

Walter S. Conners ..... 

J. D. O’Leary . 

E. W. Talmage . 

D. O. Seright . 

A. G. Anderson . 

N. J. Montgomery .... 

R. J. Christ . 

L. B. Myhr .i.. 

H. C. Skarie. 

William F. Hardin .... 

Sam C. Allen . 

Oscar Skeen . 

G. W. Lausted .. 

F. H. Fortney . 

H. O. Ekern . 

A. M. Johnson .. 

E. L. Stackhouse . 

G. A. Lewis . 

W. F. Ording . 

A. G. McNaught .. 

H. C. Knudsen . 

Ira Sullivan .. 

C. W. Laird .. 

P. C. Peine .. 

A. D. Burket .... 

H. H. Hall . ... 

Walter Mackin . 

C. W. Haley .. 

William E. Meidel . 

A. H. Nelson .. 

Charles A. Robertson 

G. F. Tidyman . 

George A. Ebner . 

E. B. Switzer . 

J. R. King ....:... 

W. H. Feddersen . 

H. I. Johnson . 

Samuel Andrews .. 

A. C. Spooner . 

E. L. Walton .. 

H. D. Harrison .. 

L. H. Norley . 

R. A. f^retz .... 

S. P. Rife .. 

G. T. Hansen .. 

Otto Honadel . 

Edgar A. Fisk .. 

F. E. Van Demark .... 

H. Halvorson . 

H. S. Josselyn .. 

R. W. Russell . 

C. H. Duppler . 

M. D. Rowland .. 


58 

58 

58 

59 
59 
59 
62 
62 
62 
63 

63 

64 
64 

64 

65 
65 

65 

66 
66 
67 

67 

68 
68 
69 
69 

69 

70 
70 

70 

71 
71 

71 

72 
72 

72 

73 

73 

74 
74 

74 

75 

75 

76 
76 

76 

77 

77 

78 
78 

78 

79 

79 

80 
80 
80 
81 
81 
81 
82 
82 
82 
84 
84 

84 

85 


468 

468 

320 

320 

320 

80 

80 

80 

868 

868 

974 

974 

974 

66 

66 

66 

88 

88 

664 

664 

300 

300 

216 

216 

216 

920 

920 

920 

204 

204 

204 

30 

30 

30 

340 

340 

374 

374 

374 

730 

730 

646 

646 

646 

74 

74 

868 

868 

868 

620 

620 

606 

606 

606 

514 

514 

514 

716 

716 

716 

504 

504 

504 

1206 


p CD 


18.72 

18.72 

18.72 
12.80 
12.80 
12.80 

3.20 

3.20 

3.20 

34.72 
34.72 
38.96 
38.96 

38.96 
2.64 
2.64 

2.64 
3.52 
3.52 

26.56 

26.56 
12.00 
12.00 

8.64 
8.64 
8.64 

36.80 

36.80 

36.80 
8.16 
8.16 
8.16 

1.20 
1.20 
1.20 

13.60 

13.60 

14.96 
14.96 
14.96 
29.20 
29.20 
25.84 
25.84 
25.84 

2.96 

2.96 

34.72 

34.72 

34.72 

24.80 
24.80 
24.24 
24.24 

24.24 

20.56 
20.56 
20.56 
28.64 
28.64 
28.64 
20.16 

' 20.16 
20.16 

48.24 


6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 

6.00 


24.70 

24.70 

24.70 
18.80 
18.80 
18.80 

9.20 

9.20 

9.20 

40.70 
40.70 
44.95 
44.95 

44.95 
8.65 
8.65 
8.65 
9.50 
9.50 

32.55 

32.55 

18.00 

18.00 

14.65 

14.65 

14.65 
18.35 
18.35 

18.35 
14.15 
14.15 

14.15 

7.20 
7.20 
7.20 

19.60 

19.60 

20.95 
20.95 
20.95 
35.20 
35.20 

27.35 
27.35 
27.35 

8.95 

8.95 

40.70 

40.70 

40.70 

19.50 

19.50 

30.25 

30.25 

30.25 

17.65 
17.65 

17.65 

34.65 
34.65 
34.65 

26.15 
26.15 
26.15 

54.25 

























































































































































142 


PROCEEDINGS OF THE 


SEPT. 


REPRESENTATIVES—(Continued.) 


NAMES. 

c 

l 

F 

o 

a. 

p? 

» 

!zj 

p 

! 

i 

I 

§ 

•o' 

5 0 

< 

Miles by Stage. 

Amount Mileage Stage 
at 10c. Rail at 4c 

1 

( 

1 

Per Diem_ 

Amount Allowed. 


86 

284 


11.36 

6.00 

17.35 


86 

284 


11.36 

6.00 

17.35 


86 

284 


11.36 

6.00 

17.35 

F. W. Linton . 

87 

410 

17 

19.80 

6.00 

25.50 

C. Edgar Reel . 

87 

410 

17 

19.80 

6.00 

25.50 

H S Thurston 

88 

330 


13.20 

6.00 

19.20 


88 

330 


13.20 

6.00 

19.20 

W. L. Fitzsimmons . 

89 

476 


19.04 

6.00 

25.05 

C. S. Clemenson . 

90 

562 


22.48 

6.00 

28.50 

F. W. Amsden . 

90 

562 


22.48 

6.00 

28.50 


90 

562 


22.48 

6.00 

28.50 

L. E. Rue . 

91 

724 


28.96 

6.00 

34.95 

J. J. Morgan . 

92 

116 


4.64 

6.00 

10.65 

David L. Egnew 

92 

116 


4.64 

6.00 

10.65 


92 

116 


4.64 

6.00 

10.65 

C. H. Therriault . 

93 

1078 


43.12 

6.00 

49.10 

Harry A. Vagg.. 

( 

34 

944 


37.76 

6.00 

23.00 

J. C. Banks . 

94 

944 


37.76 

6.00 

23.00 


95 

646 


25.84 

6.00 

31.85 

F. V. Holmes . 

95 

646 


25.84 

6.00 

31.85 

N. A. Webster . 

96 

970 


38.80 

6.00 

22.50 

S. M. West . 

96 

970 


38.80 

6.00 

22.50 

R. W. Broman . 

97 

448 


17.92 

6.00 

21.30 

Dan Anderson .:. 

97 

448 


17.92 

6.00 

21.30 

E. S. Avers ... 

97 

448 


17.92 

6.00 

21.30 

Frank McCarley . 

98 

380 


15.20 

6.00 

21.20 

Fred B. Hedge 

98 

380 


15.20 

6.00 

21.20 

O. A. Janes .. 

99 

856 


34.24 

6.00 

40.25 

C. N. Clark .. 

100 

776 


31.04 

6.00 

30.00 

Claude S. Averill. 

100 

776 


31.04 

6.00 

30.00 

W. O. Wood . 

101 

158 


6.32 

6.00 

12.30 

H. W. Newton 

101 

158 


6.32 

6.00 

12.30 

F. Reavley 

101 

158 


6.32 

6.00 

12.30 

Ed. Engebritson . 

103 

780 


31.20 

3.00 

34.20 

B. W. Brown . 

105 

528 


21.12 

6.00 

17.65 

Frank Zonker .. . 

105 

528 


21.12 

6.00 

17.65 

Aug. Schwachheim . 

105 

528 


21.12 1 

6.00 | 

17.65 

S. J. Myhre . 

106 

716 


28.64 

6.00 

| 23.50 

D. P. MacLaren . 

106 

716 


28.64 

6.00 

| 23.50 

W. D. Howland . 

107 

150 


6.00 

6.00 

1 12.00 

O. P. Balgord . 

107 

150 


6.00 

6.00 

12.00 

J. R. Linton .| 

107 

150 | 


6.00 

6.00 1 

12.00 

H. S. Hilliard . 

108 

800 


32.00 

6.00 | 

34.65 

E. A. La Rock . 

108 

800 


32.00 

6.00 

| 34.65 

D. A. Ring . 

108 

800 


32.00 

6.00 

34.65 

A. W. Warder . 

109 

830 


33.20 

6.00 

39.20 

D. G. Wilkinson .. 

110 

838 


33.52 

6.00 

27.35 

B. E. Vaill . 

110 

838 


33.52 ‘ 

6.00 

27.35 

F. L. Potts . 

110 

838 


33.52 

6.00 

27.35 

George L. Johns .... 

111 

392 


15.68 

6.00 

17.35 

A. Shaw . 

111 

392 


15.68 

6.00 

17.35 

W. J. Rankin . 

111 

392 


15.68 

6.00 

17.35 

G. W. Buckhouse . 

112 

790 


31.60 

| 6.00 

36.50 

W. J. Boyer .. 

112 

790 


31.60 

6.00 

36.50 

Edward A. Talcott . 

113 





6.00 

6.00 

Elwood *F. Kuschke . 

113 





6.00 

6.00 

Ernest C. Smith . 

113 





6.00 

6.00 

B. C. Ogden . 

114 

758 


30.32 

6.00 

29.00 

A. D. Young . 

114 

758 


30.32 

6.00 

29.00 

J. L. Alexander . 

115 

426 


17.04 

6.00 

23.05 

E. H. Richards . 

115 

426 


17.04 

6 00 

23.05 

C. M. Schmidt . 

115 

426 


17.04 

6.00 

23.05 

A. H. Layton . 

116 

774 


30.96 

6.00 

36.95 

J. Einerson . 

116 

774 


30.96 

6 00 

36.95 

L. N. Field . 

117 

270 


10.80 

6.00 

16.80 




























































































































































1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA 


143 


REPRESENTATIVES—(Continued.) 


NAMES. 


Earl H. Miller . 

Francis W. Sharpe 
Maurice Handler 

U. J. Finn . 

George F. Berrie .... 

Lewis Guthrie . 

O. A. Dahl . 

H. B. Albert . 

Septon Cady . 

W. B. DeWitt . 

T. H. Fox . 

J. R. Heebner . 

J. D. Wallace . 

Percy Pohlman . 

C. A. Hauswirth .... 

B. C. Jacobs . 

Arthur O. Ness . 

J. R. Worthington .. 

M. D. Johnson . 

Harry Davidson . 

J. H. Abrams . 

H. J. Simmons . 

H. S. Flatt . 

C. L. Wright . 

E. D. Gerye . 

W. W. Johnston . 

Arthur White __ 

Guy G. Clark . 

J. H. Heidelman .... 

Bert Wilson . 

W. F. Hanson . 

Andrew Currie . 

Alex. Fairgrieve .... 
William W. Jones .. 
Thomas Purvis 
Archie Anderson .... 
Charles S. Einsel .... 

H. R. Straiton . 

E. A. Blenkner . 

John C. Graham .... 

A. C. Nellis . 

J. R. Culver . 

B. J. Kennedy .. 

Roy A. Johnson _ 

W. H. Bunney . 

H. C. Riddle . 

Arthur Hall ... 

R. J. Gretencort .... 

S. S. Working .. 

R. A. Cook . 

Frank W. Haskins 
J. C. Ketridge . 



I ri 


0 

0) 

3 


> 

3 

o 

e 

3 


> 

O 

<D 

& 


117 

270 


10.80 

6.00 

16.80 

118 

470 


18.80 

6.00 

24.80 

118 

470 


18.80 

6.00 

24.80 

118 

470 


18.80 

6.00 

24.80 

119 

114 


4.56 

6.00 

10.55 

119 

114 


4.56 

6.00 

10.55 

120 

502 

80 

28.08 

6.00 

17.35 

120 

502 

80 

28.08 

6.00 

17.35 

120 

502 

80 

28.08 

6.00 

17.35 

121 

772 


30.88 

6.00 

36.90 

121 

772 


30.88 

6.00 

36.90 

122 

106 


4.24 

6.00 

10.25 

123 

472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.85 

123 

472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.85 

123 

472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.85 

124 

246 


9.84 

6.00 

15.85 

124 

246 


9.84 

6.00 

15.85 

124 

246 


9.84 

6.00 

15.85 

125 

542 


21.68 

6.00 

27.70 

128 

470 


18.80 

6.00 

24.80 

128 

470 


18.80 

6.00 

24.80 

128 

470 


18.80 

6.00 

24.80 

129 

150 


6.00 

6.00 

12.00 

129 

150 


6.00 

6.00 

12.00 

129 

150 


6.00 

6.00 

12.00 

130 

520 


20.80 

6.00 

16.35 

130 

520 


20.80 

6.00 

16.35 

130 

520 


20.80 

6.00 

16.35 

131 

844 


33.76 

6.00 

39.75 

132 

228 


9.12 

6.00 

15.10 

132 

228 


9.12 

6.00 

15.10 

133 

128 


5.12 

6.00 

11.10 

133 

128 


5.12 

6.00 

11.10 

134 

714 


28.56 

6.00 

23.00 

134 

714 


28.56 

6.00 

23.00 

134; 

714 


28.56 

6.00 

23.00 

135 

294 


11.76 

6.00 

17.75 

135 

294 


11.76 

6.00 

17.75 

135 

294 


11.76 

6.00 

17.75 

136 

656 


26.24 

6.00 

16.00 

136 

656 


26.24 

6.00 

16.00 

137 

416 


16.64 

6.00 

19.00 

137 

416 


16.64 

6.00 

19.00 

137 

416 


16.64 

6.00 

19.00 

138 

112 


4.48 

6.00 

10.50 

138 

112 


4.48 

6.00 

10.50 

139 

354 


14.16 

6.00 

20.15 

139 

354 


14.16 

6.00 

20.15 

140 

276 


11.04 

6.00 

17.05 

140 

276 


11.04 

6.00 

17.05 

142 

472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.90 

142 

472 


18.88 

6.00 

24.90 


REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LODGE INDEBTEDNESS—NOT 

ADOPTED. 

The following report was presented, but after considerable discus¬ 
sion, participated in by M. W. Brothers L. A. Smith, Hepner, Parmelee, 
Pomeroy, Callaway and Brothers John J. Jewell and E. N. Genz- 
































































































































144 


PROCEEDINGS OF THE 


SEPT., 


berger, the motion to adopt the report of the committee was declared 
lost. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Brethren: We your Committee on Lodge Indebtedness wish to 
heartily approve the recommendation of the Grand Master upon this 
subject as contained in his address. 

Fraternally submitted, 

W. H. Berryman. 

Charles A. Hauswirth. 

J. R. Heebner. 

Bert Wilson. 

ELECTION OF GRAND OFFICERS. 

The hour fixed for the special order voted for 10:30 A. M. having 
arrived, the election of Grand Officers for the ensuing year was then 
taken up. Tellers were thereupon named by Deputy Grand Master 
Bell, who distributed the specially printed ballots which permit voting 
for the six elective Grand Offices on same slip. The ballots were 
collected and the tellers withdrew to an ante-room where they pro¬ 
ceeded to count the votes. 

TALK ON MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION. 

By Brother John R. Lloyd of Great Falls. 

While the tellers were counting the ballots the Grand Master intro¬ 
duced W. Brother John R. Lloyd. 

Brother Lloyd: Most Worshipful Grand Master and members of 
the Grand Lodge of Montana: may I presume upon your patience for 
just a moment to say a word in behalf of the Masonic Service Associa¬ 
tion, before the real speaker is introduced? The Masonic Service Asso¬ 
ciation is a clearing house where men of every walk of life and 
every profession may gather together and benefit by social con act 
and an exchange of ideas. Such gatherings draw men out of themselves 
and make them realize that if the great things for which we stand are 
to be successful, then each and every one must pull his full -share 
of the bulk load. Many a man simply sailing through life has never 
seen the vision un v il his eyes were opened in Masonry. Many a 
scholared man has never enjoyed the life of living until he has been 
drafted, not his money, but himself, in some worth while scheme 
sponsored by Masons. 

Masonic Service Association Like a Bank. 

The Masonic Service Association may also be likened to a bank. 
You must put something in before you can take anything out. You 
cannot take out any more than you put in. The only service accepted, 
or the only currency accepted, is service, and the only deposits received 
are spiritual wealth of heart and mind. Now, many years ago it 
was the custom at Christmas time to give as presents to girls and young 


1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA 


145 


women large balls of yarn, with instructions that they were immedi¬ 
ately to start knitting on garments for those less fortunate. As these 
garments were knitted, in the balls of yarn were found small presents, 
hut it was not until the very last of the yarn was reached, that the 
best present of all was found. So, it is with the Masonic Service 
Association. As we serve others, and as we work, we realize new 
joys, the joy of labor well and truly done. In Masonry the best is 
ever before us, and there will never come a time when we can quietly 
fold our hands and say there is nothing more for Masonry to do. 
Our symbols are more than symbols; they are challenges to do our 
best. They tell us that if our work is to endure, then we shall build 
according to the eternal laws of God; architecture not made with 
hands, but the first building of heart and soul. We are not building 
for today, but for tomorrow, yes, and for years to come. 

Talk Less of Service—Practice It More. 

It has been suggested with all possible respect that we talk less of 
service and practice it more; that we require of ourselves individu¬ 
ally more performance and less promises.. Now, unless we can do 
something worth while, unless we aim to increase the measure and 
quality of our service to mankind, then the Service Association will 
become a useless drag on Masonry. The Masonic Service Association 
believes that in every man there is a trace of the best, an honest and 
sincere desire for the true love of service. It presents an unusual 
and unique opportunity for every Mason to give expression to the 
best that is in him, and indefinitely suggests community service. It 
presents a true collective effort to preserve more than you can through 
individual effort, and it says very pointedly that every man owes to his 
community something more than his taxes, and sincerely believing 
this, it provides the means of liquidating that debt through personal 
service. 

The Masonic Service Association seeks to inculcate the spirit of 
service into the hearts of Masons. Now, there is no Mason, be he 
ever so rich, who can purchase the spirit of service; that is, accord¬ 
ing to our definition of service. It is not sold over counters any more 
than daylight or sunshine, and like many others of our richest treasures, 
it cannot be bought. 

The times in which we live have a distinct bearing upon such an 
organization as Masonry. These are the days when the people’s minds 
are dissatisfied with such things as fallacy and superstition. We are 
living in an age when things move with an almost kaleidoscopic swift¬ 
ness; things once thought fixed as the very stars, which are changing 
every night. 

We Must Anchor Our Masonry to Things That Do Not Shift 

It behooves us then to anchor our Masonry to things that cannot shift 
or change about. To bring about this much desired result, it will be 
necessary for us to translate our Masonic idealism into our practical 
every day life. Now, this will unquestionably take time, so don’t look 
for results immediately, but be assured that if you are faithful and 


146 


PROCEEDINGS OF THE 


SEPT., 


prompt in our efforts, that they will follow in due course. Such 
moral energy as will make it possible for the Masonic Service Associ¬ 
ation to undertake any task, no matter how gigantic. 

A year ago last December, Past Grand Master Henry C. Smith, then 
the Grand Master of the State of Montana, on his official visit to 
the Blue Lodges in Great Falls, asked me if I would take charge of 
the northwestern part of the state for the Masonic Service Associa¬ 
tion. I immediately commandeered a number of brethren and asked 
them if they would develop subjects as laid down by the Masonic 
Service Association. Every one of these brothers came to the front, 
and not one refused to develop the subject that he was asked to handle. 
One brother in particular, being a little better adapted to the work, 
I almost worked to death. For four months that brother visited some¬ 
thing like nineteen lodges. He then decided to enter politics, and he 
has been honored by the people of the State of Montana with one of 
the highest positions that is within the gift of the people to bestow. 
About three weeks ago, your Grand Master and Past Grand Master 
Hutchinson asked me if I would take charge of the work for the Asso¬ 
ciation today and procure a speaker. I wrote to this brother who was 
at that time in Washington, representing our government, asking him 
if he would appear here and develop the subject on The Dignity of 
Labor. Thank God that brother has not lost sight of the duty that 
he owes to mankind, and the duty that he also owes to Masonry and 
the Association, because he wrote right on the face of the letter that I 
wrote to him, ‘Tou can always depend upon me; I will be there.” 

I take great pleasure in introducing first of all, Brother Scott 
Leavitt, the Mason; secondly, the Honorable Scott Leavitt, Member of 
Congress from this district. Brother Leavitt. 

ADDRESS OF BROTHER SCOTT LEAVITT—“THE DIGNITY OF 

LABOR.” 

Brother Leavitt: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren: I 
realize in the beginning of my development of this subject today, that 
I am a little handicapped through the fact that a number of you here 
have heard me, and that we have been listening for a day and a half’s 
time to the advancement of Masonic ideas, every one of which fits 
in and proves the truth of the things I am going to say. 

Masonry a Balance-Wheel in Times of Misunderstanding and 

Danger. 

A brother who is here said to me just a day or two ago that he be¬ 
lieved Masonry is to be the balance wheel which will hold steady this 
nation of ours in these times of misunderstanding and these times of 
danger. It might have been, perhaps, more accurate for him to have 
said that Masonry contains within its teachings, within its allegories and 
its tradition, the underlying and fundamental principles of the Amer¬ 
ican government. It is true that Masonry is so woven into it that the 
beliefs and teachings and working principles of Masonry are things 
which make safe this government of ours, for Masonry is made up 


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of men who, like this meetings here today, come out of every walk of 
American life. I have, as I have looked over this Grand Lodge, seen 
men who are engaged in working day by day with their hands; I have 
seen men here who are professional men of every kind, men who are 
leaders in the industries of this state, men of every calling, all filled 
with one idea, and that is the Masonic thought. Since that is true 
there is no organization which exists in the State of Montana or in the 
United States, perhaps, so well fitted to go out from the lodge rooms 
carrying the right thought and right ideas into the citizenship and the 
daily life of this great country. Therefore, the opportunity which lies 
in the work of the Masonic Service Association is particularly of value 
to this nation. 

I like, however, to take the statement made to me by this Brother, 
that Masonry is to be the balance wheel, because it is a thought that 
can be developed along several lines, and the first thought I wish to 
bring to you Brethren is this: That a balance wheel has absolutely no 
value unless it is in motion. It may have each and every element to 
make it a good balance wheel, but unless it is turning it has no value 
in steadying the action of the engine to which it is attached. Now, that 
brings to us the thought of the work of the Masonic Service Association. 

I have often used an illustration to show the purpose of the Masonic 
Service work. You recall the time in the great war, before the United 
States became engaged in it, when first there appeared off the western 
coast of South America a British fleet, and then a stronger German 
fleet, which attacked and sunk it. Then in turn the coming of a 
British fleet still stronger which attacked and sunk the German fleet, 
and the thought came to us here why were those fleets, one after 
the other, so engaged in deadly strife off the far shore of South Amer¬ 
ica when the war was taking place in Europe? Then we realize that 
it was because through the ages there had been deposited on the up¬ 
lands of Chili the droppings of birds which had become guano, and 
the guano contained nitrates, and the nitrates were necessary not only 
to keep the soil productive, but for the manufacture of explosives in 
order that the war may be carried on. One after another those fleets 
battled until victory was in the hands of the allies, but Germany, 
contrary to expectations, produced its explosives and carried on the 
war. Then we found that Germany had learned by the application 
of science to reach up into the skies for its help. It had been able 
to take out of that most intangible but most common thing around 
us, the air, the nitrates that it must have in the making of its explo¬ 
sives and fertilizer, that the war might be carried on. And out of 
that there came to me the thought that Masonry has been in the past 
like that romantic period in the history of the world when men, seeing 
about them their problems, withdrew from them as hermits into the 
caves of the mountains. It was a romantic period, but not one which 
arouses our enthusiasm, like the real teachings of the Master, who came 
down out of the mountain to common men, and taught them the truth 
which would make them free. So we believe that the philosophy of 
Freemasonry, interesting as it is and valuable as it is in building char¬ 
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and that we must likewise reach up and bring down out of the air and 
make practical the teachings of Masonry in order that the Masonic 
organization and the great body of Masons may take a more real part 
and a more active part in the problems of today. 

Masonic Service Association Is Masonry in Action. 

That is the purpose of the Masonic Service Association and its work. 
I am particularly proud of the opportunity to have a part in carrying 
on the Masonic Service work, because I believe that it is Masonry 
put into action, and therefore Masonry made most effective. I have 
had a great interest in the development of the subject Equality of 
Opportunity, from the standpoint of the protection of our public 
schools, but I find also great interest in the subject today, “The Dignity 
of Labor.” 

I like to speak of it in the words that were used on the 21st of June 
last by this great Mason who has just gone from us, Brother Warren G. 
Hardin^, when he said, “Not the dignity of labor, but the dignity of 
service.” He illustrated it in this way, speaking to the International 
Convention of Rotary at St. Louis: 

A Man Worth While—the One Who Desires to Be of Service. 

There came into the community where he lived and worked a 
modest little blacksmith, who had nothing in the way of wealth. He 
had only an idea in his head and a desire to be of service in his heart 
and he, through the possession of that idea and that desire for service, 
had been able to interest capital and had built up an industry. Time 
went on and he profited by serving, and at the same time he made it 
possible for workmen within his community to build their homes and 
educate their children. He added to the community life in every way, 
and when the time came for him to lay down this earthly existence 
the whole community was in tears for his passing. I have thought that 
ideal was in the mind of President Harding, for the story of the 
blacksmith was really an expression of his own experience. 

President Harding an Exemplar of American Ideals. 

He too was an illustration of the opportunity which comes within 
this country to rise from a lowly to an exalted place and to be of 
service along the way. But the thought is that within that lowly black¬ 
smith about whom he spoke, there is, just as there was in the life of 
the great President, the genius of America, the opportunity which comes 
to a man in this country of ours to better his condition and to make of 
himself all that he has within him to make of himself. 

America—a Democracy of Opportunity. 

Consider then what Masonry is and the origin of Masonry, and re¬ 
member that its emblem is this apron, which we wear around us, point¬ 
ing back to the time when the beginnings of our Order were laid in 
trade organizations, by men who were working with their hands and 
who were using, in a very practical way, as we now use them in a 
speculative way, the working tools of our Order. They became an 
influence in the upbuilding of the countries in which they labored, 


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because they had the idea not only of the symbolic meaning of these 
tools, but also the idea of using them to do their work as well as they 
could and with the best spirit it was possible for them to have. It 
is of interest to speculate as to whether or not the origin of our 
Order reached back into the days of the Roman collegia, but the prac¬ 
tical thing to lay hold of is that it came from the organization of 
men who were working, each one attempting to do the best he could. 
It is through that fact that there has been built into our teachings the 
idea of every Mason having some work to do. How are we organized? 
We have the three divisions of the Order. We start in with the Entered 
Apprentice, and we have the Fellow Craft, and we have the Master 
workman, and no man passes from the one division to the other until 
he is able to say that he has made suitable proficiency in the work 
which has gone before. He passes along as the result of his own honest 
effort. He goes from the one stage of this Order to the other, and 
he does it not because he is granted any privilege, but because as he 
comes to opportunity to advance he lays hold of that opportunity and 
makes good in working it out. 

Our Three Traditional Grand Masters. 

We have at the head of our organization, in our allegories, those 
who represent great men. We have men who represent King Solomon 
and we have the Grand Master Hiram Abiff, and we have Hiram King 
of Tyre. Now, let us stop a moment to see who they are. Who was it 
that furnished the timber, who was it that furnished the gold, and who 
was it that furnished, in other words, the capital that was necessary for 
the construction of King Solomon’s Temple? It is Solomon and it is 
Hiram, King of Tyre. Now, don’t misunderstand me; we don’t for a 
moment glorify the idea of a king, but we do in our organization bring 
out this fact that those who are in authority can become glorified if 
they use the position they occupy to be of the utmost service, not 
only to themselves but to their fellowmen. But the difficulty along 
that line today is too much this: that those who occupy the positions 
in society much the same as that occupied by King Solomon in our 
allegory, wish to be too much the king and too little the Solomon, who 
was the wisest man on the face of the earth. They lose, in their desire 
to have power and to rule, the idea that the position they occupy is in 
their hands for a moment and then will be gone, and that they will be 
a blessing to mankind if they use it to a servicable end, and a curse if 
they use it with their eyes turned inward upon themselves. 

But in our allegories not only Solomon the King but also Hiram 
Abiff, the man in whose trained mind there existed the vision of the 
Temple, in whose vision there arose the building which would be a 
monument not alone to the builders, but likewise an honor to the Cre¬ 
ator of all mankind. He mixes, in our allegories, with those who carry 
the stone and spread the mortar. He draws the design on his trestle- 
board, and never for a minute ceases to be a worker among the work¬ 
ers who are building the Temple. That principle is a foundation of 
our nation. There must be a democracy of opportunity that is real, 
whereby a man can go from one degree to another according to his 


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proficiency, and according to his training, and according to his will to 
serve; but as he takes step by step along the way he must recognize 
and never lose sight of the fact that he must be always a worker 
among the rest. 

Every Mason Should Know That His Task Is Worth Doing. 

When I speak of the Dignity of Labor, what do 1 mean by labor? 
I do not mean merely the moving of one’s hands. I feel that every 
Mason should search his heart to know that the task in which he is en¬ 
gaged is a task which needs to be done. The very fact that the voca¬ 
tion a man is following is legitimate is not enough, unless he can con¬ 
vince himself that the thing he is doing also adds to the sum total 
of human happiness: unless it is a thing which he can truly say is 
of service to the human race. In plain words, unless it is a thing 
that needs to be done, he had better turn to some other means of 
livelihood. Service is dignified whatever the position may be. In 
America we have built a nation on these truths, and the Masonic Service 
Association has turned its thought to see how Masonry may best combat 
the contrary ideas which are endangering the Republic. 

Majority Rule Prevails in Masonry. 

An insidious doctrine sometimes grows out of a true idea. There 
are conditions in the world which need to be righted but there are 
those who take advantage of the fact that having convinced a group of 
people that they have been wronged, one skilled in words may often 
advance to them a remedy they will grasp hold of, whether it is 
fundamentally right or not. We had an illustration just a minute 
ago of how this Grand Lodge illustrates our American form of gov¬ 
ernment. Our Most Worshipful Grand Master himself advanced an 
idea in his report, what should be done with regard to a building pro¬ 
gram at the Masonic Home. It was put for decision before the Grand 
Body. It was argued against, and when the vote came the majority 
ruled and the will of the majority will hold, as it should in all matters 
before this Grand Jurisdiction. That principle is also built into our 
nation, but what is the contrary idea of communism, which the Masonic 
Service Association is attacking in its development of this subject? 

Communism Holds That Minority Is in the Right. 

The idea of communism is that the majority is always wrong and 
that the minority is right, for they say that the workman is too tired 
at the end of the day, that he hasn’t the educational advantages to think 
clearly and to reason things for himself, and that therefore a group of 
men who understand the needs of the workmen should take control of 
the government and carry it on for their benefit. Abraham Lincoln 
said that a majority held in check by proper constitutional limitations 
is the only true sovereign of a free people, that whoever rejects the 
majority principle must of necessity turn either to anarchy or despot¬ 
ism, that rule by a minority as a permanent arrangement is not to be 
thought of, so that whoever would reject the majority principle must 
turn to anarchy or despotism, because there is nothing else left. 


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Masonry Holds There Should Be No Conflict Between Labor 

and Capital. 

Communism advances another false idea, and that is that there is 
nothing in common between labor and capital and that a struggle 
must continue between them. Masonry teaches no such thing. Masonry 
teaches that a man who makes himself of use within the Order can go 
from one estate to another, and that every man is useful regardless of 
his position, as long as he has in his heart the idea of service. Lincoln 
said again that there is no permanent laboring class in the United 
States, and he pointed to himself, saying that twenty some years before 
he had worked for wages, that the fact he had been able to rise from 
that position to be a leader of the people was proof that other Amer¬ 
ican men’s sons have at least a similar opportunity. Our form of 
government is based on the Masonic idea that, wherever you are, you 
are dignified in any task if you are doing something worth while, as 
well as you can do it. 

Then again, another cardinal idea of communism is this: That 
there is no nation for the workman, whose allegiance must be to his 
class, regardless of country. I believe, brethren, and you believe that 
this nation of ours, founded upon Masonic ideas, teaches a strong 
nationalism. It teaches Americanism not as a selfish end with itself, 
not that we may draw about us the mantle of our strength and defy 
the world, but that we may prove through the building here of a true 
democracy of opportunity in which men will always be able to demon¬ 
strate that it is possible, when conditions are right, to rise through their 
own efforts, that we will best in that way bless the world and lead 
it ultimately to a day, as Lincoln said, when the yoke will be lifted 
from the shoulders of all men and all men shall have an equal chance. 

A Reverence for Sacred Things Found in Masonry. 

Then again communism attacks another idea that is sacred to 
Masonry and America, and that is the idea of religion, the idea that 
we should have reverence and that we should have faith. It says that 
these things are fed out to the people in order that capital may control 
the workingman. Brethren, in the center of every lodge room, on the 
Altar lies the Sacred Book, and I like to think of that day when this 
nation of ours was founded, when, after a period of years under the 
Articles of Confederation the thirteen original colonies had found their 
efforts hopeless, so loosely formed was their organization and without 
central authority, and had gathered together in a Constitutional con¬ 
vention. They had spent days and weeks in attempting to arrive at some 
form of government that would leave in the hands of the people, the 
power, but at the same time would create, out of the will of the people, a 
centralized government strong enough for its maintenance. In the 
midst of that Constitutional convention there arose an old man, a phil¬ 
osopher, a statesman, a Grand Master of Masonry. It was Benjamin 
Franklin, and he said, “Mr. Speaker,” and in saying that he was ad¬ 
dressing George Washington, the founder of this nation of ours and an¬ 
other Mason; “I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the 
more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the af- 


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fairs of men; and if the sparrow can not fall to the ground without His 
notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We 
have been assured, sir, in the Sacred Writings, that ‘Except the Lord 
build the house, they labor in vain that build it.’ I firmly believe this; 
and I also believe, that without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in 
this political building no better than the building of Babel; we shall be 
divided by our little partial local interest, and our projects will be 
confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a byword 
down to future ages. And, what is worse, mankind may hereafter, from 
this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing government by human 
wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, and conquest. I therefore beg to 
move, that henceforth prayers, imploring the assistance of Heaven 
and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this assembly every 
morning before we proceed to business.” 

The story in history is that George Washington in putting that 
motion did so with tears in his eyes and in recognition of the funda¬ 
mental truth which lay under the words. With that change on the part 
of the convention there came out of it the Constitution of the United 
States which has stood the test of time, and which has established here 
in this country of ours a real democracy of opportunity. So, as in 
our lodge room we know we cannot desert the idea of Deity and the 
teachings which have to do with the spiritual foundation of all things, 
within the great light of the Bible, mankind must carry on in all rela¬ 
tionships between group and group, between nation and nation, and 
between individual and individual. We must have faith that we 
have a meaning and a work in this world of ours or we become 
savages, each looking out for the thing which is to his own self-centered 
advantage, and forgetting that final idea which I wish to present to you 
in proving the falsity of the ideas advanced by the communists, and 
that is the fundamental, underlying thought of all Masonry, the fact 
of universal, and not class, brotherhood. 

As Masons We Must Practice Co-operation. 

I want to use in closing an illustration I have used before, because 
it seems to me the best I can find. Two or three years ago I had the 
opportunity of going down among the cliff dwellers in southwestern 
Colorado. There I stood in the midst of the work of a vanished race. 
I stood in the midst of dwellings from which the dust of ages had 
been removed so I could see the utensils with which they had gone 
about their daily work; could see the tools with which they labored; 
could see the weapons with which they had defended themselves. But 
the race itself had ceased to be. As I stood among those ruins wonder¬ 
ing what might be the true story of that vanished race, the guide 
called my attention to this: he said, “If you will notice, these ancient 
people, as they built the walls of their habitations, never learned as 
they brought one wall against another, to interlock the' stones at the 
contact points, to interlock the stones of one wall with the stones of 
the other so they would be one wall.” The thought flashed through my 
mind that there was the answer to why that race had vanished from 
the world, that those ruins are given to us as a symbol of what was 


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missing in their civilization. They had never learned to do anything 
except individually, each one with the foremost thought of his own 
existence. They had never learned to make common cause for the 
good of all their people. So in the time of crisis and the time of attack 
they found their civilization not strong enough to withstand the stress, 
and they ceased to be among the peoples of the earth. 

So, in our Masonry and our citizenship, let us as the final thought, 
keep this in mind as we build, for we are builders and not those who 
tear down, that we must make the corners of the structure of this 
nation and the structure of this world of nations out of stones of 
brotherly love and affection, stones which will interlock with each 
other and make an edifice which will stand against whatever crisis may 
come, against whatever force may assail it, until the end of time. 
(Applause.) 

GRAND MASTER THANKS BROTHER LEAVITT FOR LECTURE. 

The Grand Master: On behalf of this Grand Lodge, representative 
of the institution of Masonry in Montana, the land of the sunshine and 
mountains, I believe I speak the truth, first of all, when I say we are 
proud of Brother Scott Leavitt. Brethren, we are sending a man down 
to the city of Washington, who I believe will stand for truth, justice and 
liberty, ever remembering the true principles of Americanism, as taught 
in our sacred institution. We made no mistake, I believe, in having him 
here on this occasion, in the able presentation he has made of this 
subject, and I am glad he was here, and to Brother Scott Leavitt I offer 
on behalf of Masonry of Montana, I extend to you our heartfelt thanks, 
our graciousness, and our brotherly love for your service here among 
us today, and may God bless you in the service of your country and 
state. (Applause.) 

LECTURE SHOWN ON SCREEN—“WHO BEST CAN SERVE.” 

Whereupon the moving picture operated by the Masonic Service As¬ 
sociation was thrown upon the screen, the brothers enjoying the picture 
entitled “Who Best Can Serve.” 

BROTHERS LEAVITT AND LLOYD ADDED TO PAYROLL. 

Upon motion of M. W. Brother E. M. Hutchinson, Brothers John 
R. Lloyd and Scott Leavitt were added to the payroll, having come 
to Billings by special request to present the lectures given by them. 

PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN. 

It was announced by the Grand Master that a group photograph of 
those in attendance at this annual session would be taken in front of 
the building immediately following adjournment. 

Whereupon, at twelve o’clock noon a recess was declared until 2:00 
o’clock P. M. today. 


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AFTERNOON SESSION 

Thursday, August 16, 1923. 

Grand Lodge resumed labor at two o’clock P. M. 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ENTERTAINMENT. 

The Grand Master announced that there would be an auto ride for 
those not delegates, together with ladies of the Order of Eastern Star, 
at 4:00 P. M. today and a dance in honor of visitors at the Air Dome 
at 9:00 P. M. tonight. 

RESULT OF ELECTION OF GRAND OFFICERS ANNOUNCED. 

The tellers thereupon announced the result of the election of Grand 
Officers and the following brethren were declared by the Grand Master 
to be duly chosen to the respective positions. 

M. W. Grand Master—C. S. Bell (29). 

R. W. Deputy Grand Master—Harlon L. Hart (38). 

R. W. Senior Grand Warden—E. W. Spottswood (13). 

R. W. Junior Grand Warden—James Mi Charteris (118). 

R. W. Grand Treasurer—Richard Lockey (3). 

R. W. Grand Secretary—Cornelius Hedges, Jr. (3). 

Grand Master McAllister: Brethren of the Grand Lodge of Montana, 
your next Grand Master, Brother Bell. (Applause.) 

Brother Bell: Brethren of the Grand Lodge, please don’t expect an 
expression at this time. You know the fullness of my heart. I thank 
you most heartily. (Applause.) 

SPECIAL ORDER TAKEN UP. 

The hour having arrived for the special order—consideration of 
report of the special committee on part of the Grand Master’s address 
entitled “Lest We Forget”—they presented their report. 

The most extended discussion of the session occurred in connection 
with this report. M. W. Brother Callaway spoke at length in opposition 
to the report, urging that times were unfavorable for such a building 
program. As a substitute motion, he advocated that all plans looking 
to the erection of a hospital building, a building for orphans, or other 
extensions by this Grand Lodge, or the Masonic Home Board, be 
indefinitely postponed. Past Grand Master Hepner earnestly defended 
the report of the committee and advocated the adoption of the report 
as one of the most beneficent proposals ever presented to Grand Lodge. 

The substitute motion on being put to vote, was declared lost. 

There was further discussion of the report, with a motion that para¬ 
graph 3 of the report be stricken out. The Grand Master thereupon 
put this motion to a vote of Grand Lodge and it was voted down and 
declared lost. 

The original motion to adopt the committee report was then put 
and carried. 

This adopted report is as follows: 


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REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MASONIC HOME BUILD¬ 
ING CAMPAIGN. 

Billings, Montana, August 15th, 1923. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Your special committee to which was referred that portion of 
the address of the Grand Master which is entitled “Lest We Forget,” 
begs to report and recommend as follows: 

1. That recommendation “First” be adopted with the modifications 
so as to read as follows: 

Fee of $10 Required of Each Petitioner—for Masonic Home. 

Beginning with the 20th day of August, 1923, every petitioner for 
the degrees of Masonry in this Grand Jurisdiction shall, in addition 
to the fees for the degrees, pay to the lodge the sum of Ten Dollars, 
which said sum shall accompany the petition and shall be transmitted 
to the Grand Secretary with the next monthly report after the election 
of the applicant. Such sum shall be turned over to the Masonic Home 
of Montana, to be placed to the credit of a building fund and shall be 
used for such purpose only. If the candidate is rejected, the sum 
so paid shall be returned to him. 

<fe- 

Plan to Levy $2 Assessment on Each Montana Mason for Masonic 
Home Postponed for Action in 1924. 

2. That action on recommendation “Second” shall be postponed and 
shall be made the subject of a report by this committee at our next 
Annual Communication. 

Voluntary Subscription Plan for Masonic Home Building 
Campaign to Continue. 

3. That the voluntary subscription plan promulgated by the Grand 
Master as set forth in said portion of the address, be continued by the 
incoming Grand Master, and lodges are urged to give the matter their 
earnest attention and Worshipful Masters and Secretaries a,re directed 
to co-operate in the endeavor to make the plan of efficacy as nearly 

. as is possible. 

4. These suggested changes of the recommendations of the Grand 
Master are not intended to be a reflection on his good judgment, but 
your committee feels that the stringent financial situation of the state 
at present time, and other needs of the Craft, do not warrant the levying 
of assessments at this time. 

Fraternally submitted, 

H. S. Hepner. 

C. W. Pomeroy. 

H. L. Hart. 

A. L. Greenleaf. 

C. S. Haire. 

W. L. Parmelee. 

John R. Lloyd. 


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NO FURTHER BUILDING TO BE DONE AT MASONIC HOME 
UNTIL ORDERED BY GRAND LODGE. 

M. W. Brother Pomeroy thought that in view of the reference to 
proposed extensions at the Masonic Home, Grand Lodge should go on 
record as to future building operations. He made the following mo¬ 
tion: 

“I move you that no building operations be taken toward the erection 
of a hospital or an orphan’s home until the Board (Masonic Home) 
is instructed to do so by the Grand Lodge of Montana.” 

The above motion was duly seconded, put and carried. 

REPEAL OF STATUTE PROVIDING FOR AUTOMATIC SUSPEN¬ 
SION OF MASONS FAILING TO PASS EXAMINATION 
WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF RAISING. 

M. W. Brother Callaway offered the following resolution: 

“Be it resolved, that Section 68-A of the Code of Statutes be, and the 
same is hereby repealed.” 

The motion to adopt above resolution was duly seconded, put and 
carried. 

Section 68-A. “Every brother who has been raised to the degree of 
Master Mason shall pass a satisfactory examination thereon in open 
lodge within six months after his raising, failing in which he shall be 
deemed suspended until he shall pass such examination, unless for 
good cause shown he be granted further time by the lodge.” 

M. W. Brother Callaway also offered the following: 

“And it is further resolved that the resolution reading, ‘Resolved, 
that if any Master Mason shall be suspended for failure to pass exam¬ 
ination as to his proficiency in the lecture of the Third Degree, any 
other Master Mason shall be permitted to instruct him in the work, and 
the brother so instructed may then enter the lodge for examination,’ 
be and the same is hereby repealed.” 

The motion for the adoption of the above resolution of repeal was 
seconded, duly put and carried. 

REQUIREMENTS PLACED UPON NEWLY MADE MASONS BE¬ 
FORE THEY CAN PETITION FOR ROYAL ARCH OR 
SCOTTISH RITE DEGREES. 

M. W. Brother Callaway, Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee, 
reported the following Standing Resolution, drawn in accordance with 
the action of Grand Lodge in adopting the report of the special com¬ 
mittee which considered this subject: 

“Resolved, that it shall be a Masonic offense for any Master Mason 
raised in the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge to petition any Royal 
Arch Chapter or Scottish Rite body in Montana, until one year shall 
have elapsed from the date of his raising; or before he shall have 
passed successfully an examination in the lecture of the Third De¬ 
gree; or before he shall have attended at least twelve meetings of his 
own or some other lodge, unless excused for good cause by his lodge 
from such attendance.” 


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M. W. Brother Callaway moved the adoption of above standing 
resolution and it was so voted and declared. 

MEMORIAL FROM MEMBERS OF PLENTYWOOD NO. 91 ON 
BONDING OF LODGE TREASURERS AND DESIGNATING 
LODGE DEPOSITORIES. 

A resolution upon the subject of bonding lodge treasurers, previ¬ 
ously presented and referred to the Jurisprudence Committee, was then 
read by M. W. Brother Callaway. 

The Jurisprudence Committee thereupon submitted the following 
amendment to the Statutes for Government of Subordinate Lodges, 
which upon motion was duly adopted by Grand Lodge: 

AMENDMENT TO STATUTES. 

How Lodges May Bond Secretaries and Treasurers and Designate 
Depositories for Lodge Funds. 

Resolved: That there be added to Article XVIII, Chapter II, of the 
Code of Statutes a section to be known as Section 80a, reading as 
follows: 

Sec. 80a. A lodge, by resolution, may require its Treasurer and 
Secretary each to execute to it a surety bond conditioned for the faith¬ 
ful performance of duty, including a provision that he will pay over 
and account for all money and property in his hands as such officer, 
the amount of the bond to be fixed by the lodge. The lodge may defray 
the expense of the bonds. The lodge may designate a depository or 
depositories for its funds, and the Treasurer shall then deposit the 
lodge funds therein, in which case he shall not be personally liable for 
such funds (otherwise than upon his bond). 

VERBAL REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

Errors on Transfers to Special Funds—Showing Wrong Balances 

in Certain Funds. 

M. W. Brother Montgomery, chairman of the Finance Committee, 
said: 

“In reference to the Grand Treasurer’s report, I notice in this report 
it does not quite agree with the provision made by the last Grand 
Lodge. The balance on hand in the Educational Fund should be trans¬ 
ferred to the General Fund. You will notice from a reading of this 
report, it is not evidently understood by the Grand Treasurer, this 
was not done. He has worked on the basis of the balance in these funds 
for last year, which accounts for the item of $2,208.00 as the full 
amount of his working capital in those funds. On the basis of mem¬ 
bership, the assessment to the Masonic Service Association, five cents 
per member, would be $933 and the basis of membership of 18677 at 
25 cents each, would be $4669.00, or a total of $5603.10. Taking as 
a balance, $2821.21, and the balance in the Masonic Service Asso¬ 
ciation, a total of $312.45; to show a net gain or a surplus in those 


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funds of almost $1500.00. On the other hand, if the funds had been 
handled as provided, the expenses would have exceeded the receipts 
for the year by $984.00. Our committee deemed this of such im¬ 
portance that it should be presented to the Grand Lodge. I also want 
to call attention to the excess of expenses this year as over last year, 
as might be expected, on account of the $1308.00, on account of the 
mileage and per diem. Later we shall submit a full report.” 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES. 

M. W. Brother Speer presented the report of the Committee on 
Appeals and Grievances, and upon his motion this report was duly 
adopted by Grand Lodge: 

Case of E. C. Hillius—Action of Jerusalem Lodge No. 115— 

Sustained. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Brethren: We, your Committee on Appeals and Grievances, to 
whom was referred the re-appeal of E. C. Hillius from the decision of 
Jerusalem Lodge No. 115, of Winnett, Montana, indefinitely suspend¬ 
ing him from membership, beg leave to submit the following report: 

Your committee believes that the action of the lodge in indefinitely 
suspending E. C. Hillius was amply sustained by the testimony sub¬ 
mitted in said cause, and therefore sustains the action of said lodge. 
The appeal is therefore denied. 

Fraternally submitted, 

J. W. Speer. 

W. L. Parmelee. 

Lewis A. Smith. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES. 

Appeal of P. E. Goff From Action of Mountain No. 110 Denied. 

M. W. Brother Speer also submitted the report for the Committee 
on Appeals and Grievances in case of Park E. Goff. 

M. W. Brother Speer: I might state for your information that 
this one was rather a peculiar form of appeal. The brother who 
was suspended, instead of taking an appeal, simply petitioned the 
Grand Lodge for a re-hearing, or a new trial in the Grand Lodge. 
Your committee has made this report: 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Brethren: We, your Committee on Appeals and Grievances, to whom 
was referred the appeal of Park E. Goff from the decision of Moun¬ 
tain Lodge No. 110, A. F. & A. M., Superior, Montana, beg leave to 
report as follows: 

In this action the defendant, Goff, was found guilty by Mountain 
Lodge No. 110, A. F. & A. M. and suspended for a period of two years. 
The defendant has now petitioned the Grand Lodge to be awarded a new 
trial before the Grand Lodge. Our Grand Lodge has made no provi- 


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sion for a trial before the Grand Body in cases of this kind. Your 
committee recommend that the petition of the defendant, Goff, be 
denied. 

Fraternally submitted, 

J. W. Speer. 

W. L. Parmelee. 

Lewis A. Smith. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON RECOMMENDATION 
NO. 1 OF GRAND MASTER’S ADDRESS. 

Relating to Correspondence Between Grand Officers and Lodge 

Officers. 

Brother Hills, chairman, submitted the following report and upon 
motion the same was duly adopted by Grand Lodge: 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Brethren: Your committee appointed to consider the subject of 
Recommendation No. 1, in the address of the Grand Master, proposing 
legislation empowering the Grand Master to reprimand, or remove 
from office, Masters and Secretaries of subordinate lodges for failure 
to acknowledge receipt of communications from the Grand Master and 
Grand Secretary and to read the same in lodge at the first subsequent 
regular communication, beg leave to report and recommend that 
such recommendation be not approved, and for the following reasons: 

First—Because the Grand Master now possesses the power and duty 
to reprimand subordinate lodge officers for official dereliction; and 

Second—Because to vest the Grand Master with power to remove 
such officers without definite written charges of mis-conduct and a 
regular trial thereon, would be a departure from the usages and estab¬ 
lished practices of the fraternity. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Charles A. Hills. 

S. R. Foot. 

George L. Johns. 

Arthur 0. Ness. 

Harry V. Vagg. 

D. L. Egnew. 

The committee to select the next meeting place of Grand Lodge 
made report as follows: 

GREAT FALLS CHOSEN FOR 1924 SESSION OF GRAND LODGE. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

We, the Committee on Time and place of the 1924 Grand Lodge 
meeting do hereby recommend that the Grand Lodge meeting be held 
at Great Falls, Montana, on the third Wednesday and third Thursday 
of August, 1924. 


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That the enclosed resolution on change of time be not adopted. 

J. H. Abrams (128). 

0. P. Balgord (107). 

W. 0. Logan (39). 

G. W. Buckhouse (112). 

G. F. Berrie (119). 

Committee. 

No Change in Time of Grand Lodge Meetings. 

The resolution referred to in the above report which was not adopted, 
follows: 

Resolution: Whereas, it appearing to the undersigned members of 
subordinate lodges of the State of Montana, that it would be for the 
best interests of Masonry within the state that the annual conventions 
of the Grand Lodge of the State of Montana, be had during July of 
each year, or the early part of August, and, 

Whereas, it is impossible for many members and officers of subor¬ 
dinate lodges, particularly in the eastern part of the state, where agri¬ 
culture is the principal occupation, to attend the annual meeting of 
your Grand Body, by reason of the fact that during the months of 
August and September, practically everyone is engaged in harvesting 
or supplying the needs of the farmer in some form or another; there¬ 
fore, be it 

Resolved, that, if at all possible and convenient, this Grand Lodge 
enact whatever legislation is proper and necessary, to the end that 
Grand Lodge may be convened at a season of the year when the major¬ 
ity of the people are at vacation. 

J. G. Wagner (91). 

William Erickson (91). 

W. E. Fredrick (91). 

L. E. Rue (91). 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE. 

On Subject of Providing Funds for Education of Sons and 
Daughters of Masons—Left to Incoming Grand Master. 

W. Brother Terwilliger made report for the special committee to 
which was referred the matter of providing funds for higher education 
of sons and daughters of Montana Masons. Upon his motion this 
report was duly adopted by Grand Lodge and is as follows: 

To the Officers and Members of the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of 
M ontana: 

We, your committee to whom was referred that portion of the Most 
Worshipful Grand Master’s report relating to the raising and utilizing 
of a fund for the purpose of aiding worthy sons and daughters of mem¬ 
bers of the fraternity in attaining higher educational or vocational or 
professional training, respectfully report: 

That we have carefully considered the recommendation made by the 
Most Worshipful Grand Master, and that the committee is unanimous 
in the opinion that the cause is a worthy one, and that the suggestion 


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reflects credit upon the extreme consideration, sympathy, and creative 
thinking of the Grand Master. Education should be one of the watch¬ 
words of Masonry in Montana, and anything which will tend to cause 
its universality in our state is to be highly commended. 

However worthy and commendable the plan of the creation of our 
educational fund is conceded to be, there is a limit to the financial re- 
sources of the Grand Lodge, and at the present time, when so many calls 
are made for financial assistance for the Masonic Home, the Masonic 
Service Association, and other most worthy causes, it is the feeling of 
the committee that the plan of an educational fund should be deferred 
to a later date. Many subordinate lodges are already doing work 
along this line and assisting worthy young people to secure a higher 
education. Believing that for the present the matter may be left with 
the subordinate lodges, and that in these years of financial stress the 
Grand Lodge should not incur too many financial obligations, the 
committee is unanimously of the opinion that consideration of this 
matter should be postponed for the present. 

WE THEREFORE RECOMMEND, That the matter be referred to 
the incoming Most Worshipful Grand Master for consideration next 
year in the hope that financial conditions may improve and the 
demands upon the treasury may prove less urgent next year. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Lewis Terwilliger. 

H. C. Good. 

Oscar A. Janes. 

A. T. Ruhrwein. 

H. 0. Ekern. 

A. M. Johnson. 

Paul Peine. 

MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION WORK IN MONTANA. 
Report of Special Committee. 

M. W. Brother Hathaway made report for the special committee 
appointed to consider the recommendation of the Grand Master and 
the Executive Secretary upon the Masonic Service Association work 
in Montana.. After the report of the committee had been read, M. W. 
Brother Hutchinson moved as a substitute that the recommendations as 
to appropriations contained in his report be adopted. Considerable 
discussion ensued and an amendment was offered by M. W. Brother 
Hepner providing for an assessment on all Montana Masons of forty- 
five cents for this work. 

This amendment by Brother Hepner was finally withdrawn and the 
substitute of Brother Hutchinson, upon being put to vote, was declared 
lost. The original motion to adopt the report of the committee was 
thereupon put and carried. The adopted report follows: 

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Greeting: We, your committee to whom were referred the recom¬ 
mendations of the Grand Master and Past Grand Master E. M. Hutch¬ 
inson, Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association, concern- 


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ing appropriations for the furthering of the work of the Association 
in Montana during the coming year, beg leave to report as follows: 

Unused Appropriations to Remain in Masonic Service Association 

Fund. 

1. That the unused part of the fund appropriated one year ago be 
not returned to the General Fund of this Grand Lodge, but remain in 
the Masonic Service Association fund for Montana. 

Appropriation of Twenty-five Cents Per Capita for M. S. A. Work. 

2. We recommend that an appropriation of twenty-five cents per 
capita, or such part thereof as may be necessary, be made for the pur¬ 
pose of defraying the expenses of the Masonic Service Association in 
Montana for the ensuing year. 

Five Cents Per Capita Voted for National Work of M. S. A. 

3. We concur in the recommendation of Past Grand Master Hutch¬ 
inson that in addition to the above appropriation, five cents per capita 
be appropriated to meet the calls of the National Association. 

Appropriation for Grand Master to Attend Annual Meeting of 

M. S. A. 

4. That the sum of $350.00, or such part thereof as may be neces¬ 
sary, be appropriated to defray the expenses of the Grand Master or his 
proxy, which proxy shall be a Past Grand Master, to the next meeting 
of the Masonic Service Association at Washington, D. C. 

Hearty Expressions of Confidence in M. W. Brother Hutchinson. 

The entire committee recommend an expression of fullest confidence 
in Past Grand Master Hutchinson as Executive Secretary of the Masonic 
Service Association of Montana and a vote of thanks of this Grand 
Body for his untiring energy and effort so plainly shown in the results 
he has obtained. 

Fraternally submitted, 

R. J. Hathaway. 

Claude Doran. 

M. 0. Triol. 

F. L. Eccles. 

E. L. Bardwell. 

Louis C. Searle. 

Percy G. Webb. 


RECESS. 


Announcement That 0. E. S. Ladies Would Visit Grand Lodge at 

Recess. 

The Grand Master: 

Brethren, the Grand Matron of the Eastern Star is in waiting to be 
received by this Grand Lodge, together with Sister Cornish, the Matron 
at the Masonic Home, who at the request of Past Grand Master Day, 
President of the Board of Trustees, have come to Billings to talk 


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to this Grand Lodge concerning the Home. Her remarks will be short, 
and before that, I will declare this Lodge at refreshment without cere¬ 
mony. 

Committee Named to Escort Grand Matron and Party Before 

Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Master: Brethren, you understand, of course, that this 
Grand Lodge is now at recess, and I am going to appoint a committee 
of three, consisting of Past Grand Masters Pomeroy, Kenyon and 
Slack, to retire to the parlor below and escort to this room, the Grand 
Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, together with Sister Cor¬ 
nish, the Matron of our Home at Helena, and those in company with 
them. 

Presentation of Grand Matron Nellie Lovell to Grand Master. 

M. W. Brother Pomeroy: Most Worshipful Grand Master, your 
Committee takes pleasure in introducing to you Sister Lovell, Grand 
Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star of Montana, Sister Cornish, 
the Matron of our Masonic Home, and Sister Hepner, the Godmother 
of the Home. 

The Grand Master: Will the Committee kindly escort these dis¬ 

tinguished ladies to the front. (Done.) 

Grand Master McAllister Extends Greetings to Visiting Ladies. 

Ladies, as Grand Master of Masons of Montana, I deem it a distin¬ 
guished honor conferred upon me today in welcoming you, Sister 
Lovell, as the Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, the 
leader of that noble band of women whose hearts are attuned with 
those of their Masonic Brethren in all of the high purposes of life. 
While the Eastern Star, as an organization, is not in any way connected 
with the Masonic Institution, we know that the hearts over whom you 
preside are attuned to the noble purposes for which our Order stands. 

And to you, Sister Cornish, the mother of those gallant soldiers who 
are now residents in the beautiful Home erected a few years ago by the 
Masonic Institution, I know in my many, many visitations to that Home, 
that they love you and respect you, and I know that your life there will 
be one of happiness; and to the Godmother of our Masonic Home, 
Sister Hepner, the prettiest woman in the State of Montana, outside of 
Mrs. Mac. (Applause) : you have given the Grand Master this year a 
courage to do, and a heart that was strong in his ambition and in his 
work for our Masonic Home, and I make public acknowledgment 
before this body of noble men, representatives of our Institution in 
Montana, at this time, and I owe to you and your encouragement a great 
deal for my success regarding our Masonic Home during the past year. 
These Brethren are proud of you all; they are proud of the Sisters of 
the Eastern Star; they know that you are ever ready and willing to help 
them in any great, high purpose or cause, and I am sure that no 
greater pleasure could come to them at this time than to have a word 
from each of you. (Applause.) 


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Remarks of Mrs. Lovell—Grand Matron 0. E. S. 

Mrs. Lovell, Grand Matron: Most Worshipful Grand Master, Grand 
Officers, Brothers of the Masonic Order: I have no words to convey to 
you, and to your Grand Master, my appreciation of this honor to the 
Order of the Eastern Star of Montana. I am happy to bring to you the 
greeting and good wishes from every member of the Order. We are 
happy to be called co-workers with this great Fraternity. We are happy 
to know that you realize that our hearts and our hands are ready to help 
you at all times. We are homemakers, and we are ready to help you in 
all of your work; all we ask is to be invited to do so. We wish for 
you the best in life, and may this Grand Body be God-blessed, God- 
guided, is the wish of every wife, mother, daughter, widow and sister of 
a Master Mason in Montana. Most Worshipful Grand Master, I thank 
you. (Applause.) 

Mrs. Cornish, Matron of Masonic Home, Presented. 

The Grand Master: The Brothers may now be seated. Sister 
Cornish, I am sure that our Brethren will be glad indeed to take back to 
their home lodges a message from your lips at this time concerning our 
Home. 

Remarks of Mrs. Cornish—Matron of Masonic Home. 

Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren of the Grand Lodge: 

I truly appreciate the opportunity of appearing before you this after¬ 
noon, bringing a word to you from the Masonic Home at Helena; 
bringing you greetings from 26 resident brothers and sisters there; 
also messages of gratitude for this splendid Home which you have pro¬ 
vided for them; for the kindly interest you have taken each year in 
making their lives happy, and in providing the comforts which come 
to them constantly. 

I did not know what the Masonic Home really is. I did not know 
of the beautiful three-story edifice; the fine lawn with plenty of 
shade; the flowers, old-fashioned and new; the flowing well of 
water, testing, I am told, 98 per cent pure; a garden with plenty of 
vegetables; fruit, consisting of big tame currants, raspberries, goose¬ 
berries, strawberries; also plum trees, and we wish we might say apple 
trees; a pen of fine chickens so that fresh eggs are always to be 
had (and we have something like three hundred dozen packed for 
winter use). The spacious porch across the front of the Home, screened 
in summer and glazed in winter, is such a comfort, and the big chairs 
are nearly always occupied. 

The furnishings of the Home are in keeping with the rest, and I 
mention with special pride the fine player piano and the Victrola, both 
of which give much pleasure, especially on long winter evenings. We 
have a generous supply of good dishes and silverware, with the 
Masonic emblem on each; a library of good books; cozy sleeping 
rooms, with good comfortable beds and bedding; a store-room whose 
shelves are filled with the best of supplies for the table; and last, 
but certainly not least, and the one thing we are all so enthusiastic 
about just now, the splendid new heating plant, which means a warm 


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building throughout, and hot water not only once a week, or twice 
a week, but every day and every night of the week. Nothing which 
you could have provided would have been appreciated more than this. 

Many of the comforts of the Home have been bought by the sisters 
of the state, under the supervision of our beloved little Sister Hepner, 
who never tires in her efforts, and who holds an enviable place in 
the hearts of the residents of the Home. 

I would like to say just here that the Home folks like to see their 
friends, and that it is a pleasure to show the Home to our guests. 
Someone is sure to voice disappointment when a car glides down the 
driveway, around the flower bed in front of the door, and on out the 
gate without stopping. 

In speaking of the residents well known to many of you, I want 
to mention Brother Sweeney, our Mark Twain, from the close resem¬ 
blance—no one more enthusiastic ever entered the Home, and no 
one more grateful. Though obliged to use the wheel chair, he is always 
cheerful, never finding fault with any one, or anything. Our little 
lame Johnnie McEwan, the enthusiastic gardener, who just now is 
supplying us with cucumbers from his own garden, is helpful and kind 
to everyone, and brings the mail to us each day, regularly; our 
Brother Knowles, practically blind, but cheerful, the deaf Brother 
Julian, the Cornishman, who tells Dr. Lanstrum in his Cornish accent, 
“Hi’m hall right, honly me hears,” only to have the comforting reply, 
“Well, Julian, we’ll cut those off.” Mr. Julian, though not a regular 
member of the Home, is a true brother Mason, cheerfully doing any¬ 
thing he can for the folks of the Home. Patient little Sister Williams, 
who for six long years has sat in her chair, being unable to walk. Her 
fortitude and cheer are an inspiration indeed. 

I have been asked to take this message to the Grand Bodies: That 
the residents of the Home appreciate the kindly attitude and interest 
of the Board of Trustees, their untiring efforts in making the interior 
and exterior of the Home just what it should be, a home, not an insti¬ 
tution, with the sisters and brothers residents, not inmates, and in pro¬ 
viding so liberally for their comforts. That they truly appreciate 
the watchful care of Dr. Lanstrum, as he comes to the Home each 
Thursday, almost without fail, as they term it, they feel that in a 
sense he is almost a parent to the Home, his kindly personality being 
quite as helpful as his prescriptions. All feel so grateful that he has 
returned safely from Japan. 

I enjoy the work with these brothers and sisters. I feel that, be¬ 
sides the salary at the end of the month, I have the satisfaction of 
knowing that I have a work to do which is really needed to make life 
pleasanter and to add to the comforts of this household of fine men 
and women who for one reason or another have seen fit to become 
residents of the Home. It is true this work requires, tact, for 
in the language of Brother Sweeney, “There’s nothing on earth quite 
equal to bringing up a family in their second childhood.” I find them 
people of wide experience, and I enjoy nothing more than hearing the 
experiences of the cattleman, the miner, the prospector, the nurse (for 
we have two at least), or the sailor, Brother Nolan, who has circuin- 


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navigated the globe. We also have a poet in our Brother L. A. MacDon¬ 
ald, whose poems are being read by many of his friends. 

All around, we are a happy family. Little petty clouds arise at times, 
but how quickly they disappear when a brother or sister is in distress. 
The kind word or sympathetic tear is ever forthcoming and all discord 
is forgotten. 

I have found the associations with the Board of Trustees pleasant, 
indeed. I have found these brothers are Masons in every sense of the 
word, loyal to the Home, having its interest always at heart; patient 
with the many perplexing problems which arise, and always ready to 
listen and advise, using tact also, as the occasion usually demands. 

Unless one is personally engaged in this work, it is difficult to 
realize its real worth. I know of no other more worthy of our efforts 
and loyal support. 

Again, my brothers, I thank you for this honor, and I greet you for 
each member of the Home. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Blanche L. Cornish, Matron. 

MRS. HEPNER’S ADDRESS. 

The Grand Master: We will now listen to our Godmother, Sister 
Josephine Hepner. (Applause.) 

Mrs. Hepner: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Gentlemen of 
the Masonic Grand Lodge of Montana:— 

My Brothers: I have been called many names, but none any dearer 
than the one just given to me, “The Godmother of the Masonic Home.” 

I trust that you will not consider me as being presumptuous in 
addressing you as “My Brothers,” for I truly regard you as a sister 
should, with much affection. I am wondering if your Grand Master, in 
asking me to address you, is not imposing upon your good nature, for, 
from remarks I have heard in the ante-room, it occurs to me that 
you have had a sufficiency from the Hepner family for one day. 
(Applause.) 

I looked upon the invitation that was extended to Sister Lovell, 
Grand Matron of the Eastern Star of Montana, and to Sister Cornish, 
Matron of the Masonic Home, and which so kindly included me, as 
an honor. To be invited to address you, I deem an additional honor, 
pleasure and privilege. 

It was said to one of the olden days: “Take thy shoes from off thy 
feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground!” I am 
certain Sister Lovell, Sister Cornish and I felt inclined to heed that 
ancient admonition as we were being conducted into this sanctum 
sanctorum. I cannot possibly convey to you my sense of appreciation, 
for it is indeed a happy, a rare privilege to stand before the representa¬ 
tive men, the representative Masons of Montana, to meet so many whom 
we otherwise would not have had the pleasure of meeting; to be a part 
of your proceeding and which, best of all, includes so cordial a recogni¬ 
tion of the Order of the Eastern Star. Our gratitude is boundless, espe¬ 
cially so when we consider our blessings and compare them with the 


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strained relations that exist between the Masonic Fraternity and the 
Order of the Eastern Star in other Grand Jurisdictions. Let us hope 
that light’will soon be given to these jurisdictions and that these Masons 
may soon learn, as Brother McAllister said, that while the Eastern Star 
is proud of the fact that our Order had its birth in the great heart of 
Masonry, that we do not in any way claim to be a vital part of the 
great Brotherhood. 

The Eastern Star a Helpmate of Masonry. 

We are happy and content to be so near to you, to be so close to you, 
as to hear the throbbings of your great heart; to be so near as to catch 
the vibrations of high ideals and lofty purposes that throb and course 
through every vein and artery of your great Institution; and while we 
are willing to admit that the light of our Star, when compared to the 
more brilliant rays of the sun of your Masonry, may be faint, weak 
and dim, it must be conceded that we are nevertheless casting our 
rays far and wide, penetrating and illuminating the darkness of many 
sorrowful lives and doing our bit in endeavoring to uplift humanity. 
The members of the Eastern Star of Montana are proud of the Masons 
in Montana. We glory in their achievements in every field of labor. 
We feel honored that they look upon us as their handmaiden and help¬ 
mates, and, as Sister Lovell has said, you will always find us willing 
helpers, especially so in aiding you in caring for our Masonic Home 
family. 

Tribute to Devotion of Grand Master McAllister. 

Most Worshipful Grand Master, it was just a year ago that I had the 
pleasure of seeing you, just after your elevation to the honored position 
that is yours, and I recall hearing you tell what you hoped this year 
would prove to be. Your heart and soul seemed filled with longing to 
do for humanity. I hope that this session of the Grand Lodge will 
be fruitful of all that you hoped it would be; that the brethren have 
responded to every request made of them; that your heart is satis¬ 
fied and your ambitions realized. Knowing you as I do, Brother 
McAllister, I am sure that you have given of yourself freely and fully. 
Permit me to add, Most Worshipful Grand Master, and brethren of the 
Grand Lodge of Montana, that you have given the Eastern Star of 
Montana an opportunity of writing a page in their year book of happy 
memories, one that we will ever delight in turning to, to read and read 
again, for “as flowers open their petals to the morning’s dew and 
are refreshed thereby,” so have you, by your gracious recognition of 
our Order, your cordial reception to us, refreshed, encouraged, 
strengthened and inspired us to begin our work upon the morrow. I 
pray that such happy relations may ever exist between the Masonic 
Fraternity and the Order of the Eastern Star, not only in Montana but 
elsewhere. 


Masonry and Eastern Star a Perfect Union. 

May their union in the great work that lies before them be symbolic 
of that typical union that Shakespeare tells us of, you will recall the 
lines: 


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“By himself, man is but half-part of blessed man 
Left to be finished by such as she; 

While woman is a fair divided excellence in herself, 

Whose fullness of perfection is man.” 

Then the lines read on: 

Two such silvered currents, when they meet, 

Do glorify the banks which bound them in.” 

I reiterate my prayer that Masonry and the Eastern Star may be 
just such a union in Montana. I thank you, Most Worshipful Grand 
Master, and Brethren of the Grand Lodge of Montana. (Applause.) 

GRAND MASTER VOICES APPRECIATION TO EASTERN STAR 

LADIES. 

The Grand Master: Brethren, to these noble representatives of the 
Order of the Eastern Star, coming upon us today, offering their mite 
and their service, whatever it may be, Brethren, in our great cause, and 
for the high purposes and ideals for which we stand, and are endeavor¬ 
ing to carry through, I want to express to Sister Lovell, Worthy Grand 
Matron of the Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star, our thanks for the 
very encouraging words you gave to us at your reception. To our 
mother of the Home we can only say God gless you in your work; 
that we are with you heart and soul, and will do all within our power to 
help you in your work. And to the Godmother, who has so eloquently 
spoken to us^ Brethren, on the principles of Brotherhood, love and 
charity, we thank you, too. We thank you all, and I now ask our 
committee to escort you to the parlor, from whence you came. (Ap¬ 
plause.) 


GRAND LODGE RESUMES LABOR. 

After Recess, 5:00 P. M., August 16, 1923. 

Labor of the Grand Lodge was resumed at 5:00 o’clock P. M. 

The Grand Master: Waiving all form and ceremony, I now declare 
this Grand Lodge to be at labor, and we will now listen to the report 
by the Chairman of the Finance Committee. 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE MADE SPECIAL ORDER 

M. W. Brother Montgomery made report for the Finance Committee. 
After M. W. Brother Hepner had discussed some of the important rec¬ 
ommendations of the committee, upon motion of M. W. brother Cal¬ 
laway, it was voted that further consideration of this report be deferred 
until this evening at 8:00 o’clock. 

EXPRESSION OF THANKS FROM DEACONESS BOARD. 

For Laying Corner-stone of New Hospital. 

Grand Chaplain Wolfe: Most Worshipful Master, and Brethren, I 
have come to you in behalf of Dr. Crouch, our Brother, who is the 
Superintendent of the Deaconess Hospital in this city. Everything 


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that you heard Bishop Burns say yesterday about the splendid sacri¬ 
ficial service that Dr. Crouch is rendering to the hospital and to Pro- 
testanism and to Americanism in this city, was true. The Bishop might 
have said much more. Therefore, I feel that I am honored in having 
the privilege of representing him, and presenting to this Grand Lodge 
and to you, Sir, as Grand Master, the thanks of the Deaconess Board 
of Trustees for the splendid service that was rendered by the Grand 
Lodge yesterday in the laying of the corner-stone of that Deaconess 
Hospital. It was a day that, I think you will all agree with me, reflect¬ 
ed honor on the Grand Lodge itself, and that will not be forgotten in 
this city of Billings and in this great midland empire, of which it is the 
center, and you will take home to your various towns and lodges this 
story of that great outpouring of freedom-loving men and women who 
came there to witness this splendid and beautiful ceremonial of our 
Grand Lodge. 

DR. LANSTRUM CHOSEN MASONIC HOME TRUSTEE. 

In accordance with regulations of the Grand Lodge, Grand Master 
McAllister at this stage recommended to Grand Lodge the election of 
W. Brother 0. M. Lanstrum, to succeed himself for a full term as 
Trustee of the Masonic Home of Montana. 

Upon motion of M. W. Brother H. S. Hepner the Grand Secretary 
was directed to cast the vote of the Grand Lodge for Brother 0. M. 
Lanstrum in accordance with the Grand Master’s recommendation to 
that effect. The vote was accordingly cast by the Grand Secretary, 
after which declaration of such election was made by the Grand 
Master. 

STATUS OF MASTER MASONS WHO HAVE NOT PASSED 

LECTURE. 

In reply to inquiries, M. W. Brother Callaway of the Jurisprudence 
Committee explained that the old regulation requiring Master Masons 
to pass the lecture in that degree within six months after raising, was 
still in effect. Only the section providing automatic suspension for 
failure to pass such examination, adopted in 1922, was now repealed. 
So that those suspended during the past year for failure to pass such 
examination are automatically restored. Masters of lodges should see 
to it that such examinations are had within six months of raising, even 
though no penalty is attached. 

Recess Till 8:00 o’Clock P. M. 

After several announcements, Grand Lodge was declared in recess 
until 8:00 o’clock this evening, the Grand Master assuring the members 
of Grand Lodge that the session would not be prolonged and remind¬ 
ed them of several important business matters requiring completion; 
also that Past Grand Master Lewis A. Smith would relate some of his 
experiences during his travels to Palestine and Egypt. 


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EVENING SESSION 

Thursday, August 16, 1923. 

Grand Lodge resumed labor at 8:30 P. M. 

GRAND LODGE DUES INCREASED TO $2.50 STARTING IN 1924. 

Under the special order voted this afternoon the report of the Finance 
Committee was taken up. Following reading of the report there was 
extended discussion upon the general subject of Grand Lodge finances. 

M. W. Brother Callaway was opposed to cutting down the paid repre¬ 
sentatives of lodges by eliminating the Junior Warden and his proxy, 
of each lodge, as recommended by the Finance Committee. Instead, he 
moved the reduction of mileage allowance from 4 to 3 cents. 

Grand Chaplain Wolfe opposed the reduction of mileage to 3 cents, 
contending that representatives couldn’t travel for that amount. 

Brother C. S. Kenyon expressed opposition to increase in Grand 
Lodge dues, believing that the various lodges would prefer to spend 
the money for building new temples and other purposes, at home. 

Brother 0. A. Janes, speaking for his lodge in northeastern Montana 
where crops have not been good for several years, thought their breth¬ 
ren would not murmur at increase of Grand Lodge dues if it was 
deemed essential for the proper support of Grand Lodge. 

M. W. Brother Hepner also opposed the reduction of lodge repre¬ 
sentation, pointing out that it would hurt the smaller lodges most. As 
substitute, he moved that paragraph referring to reduction of repre¬ 
sentation be stricken from report of the Finance Committee and that 
the dues of Grand Lodge be increased to $2.50 for next year ($1.00 
per capita of which goes to support Masonic Home.) 

The substitute motion by Brother Hepner was duly put and carried 
and declared adopted by Grand Lodge. 

The amended report of the Finance Committee was thereupon adopt¬ 
ed as follows: 


REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

We, your Committee on Finance, beg leave to report as follows: 

We have checked the statements and records of the Grand Secretary 
and Grand Treasurer for the past Masonic year, which we find correct 
as submitted. The Grand Treasurer’s report shows a balance on hand 
in all funds of $41,194.62. 

We approve the action of the Grand Master in providing more suit¬ 
able quarters for the Grand Secretary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. Montgomery. 

J. L. Carroll. 

J. W. Lister. 

H. J. Webster. 

C. S. Kenyon. 


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PLAN TO PROVIDE DISTRICT DEPUTIES DEFERRED FOR 
ACTION TILL 1924. 

The plan of dividing the jurisdiction into districts with a District 
Deputy Grand Master appointed for each, to visit and instruct lodges 
each year in ritual and ceremonial work, was then considered. 

M. W. Brother F. D. Jones submitted the majority report of the spe¬ 
cial committee upon the subject. The minority report was presented by 
Brother A. E. Farley. This subjec': proved to be one of the most 
important brought before the present session of Grand Lodge and 
evoked much discussion. 

M. W. Brother Hutchinson favored the majority report and 
thought the proposed District Deputies could also assist in the Masonic 
Service Association lectures and work and thus divide expense. He 
stated that the Grand Lodge of North Dakota had this plan, under 
which actual traveling expenses were paid. 

M. W. Brother F. D. Jones announced that the object of the ma¬ 
jority report was to relieve the Grand Masters of time and expense in 
connection with lodge visitations. 

Brother Alex. Fairgrieve believed that the Grand Master now has 
the power and the appropriation whereby he can deputize brethren 
to make lodge visitations for him. 

M. W. Brother Getty finally moved as substitute for all pending mo¬ 
tions that the majority and minority reports be referred to a special 
committee, to be appointed by the incoming Grand Master, to be 
reported upon at the next annual session of this Grand Lodge. 

The Grand Master thereupon put the above motion to vote and it 
was duly adopted by Grand Lodge, and so declared. 

MAJORITY REPORT—ON DISTRICT DEPUTIES. 

Referred to Grand Lodge for Action at 1924 Session. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

We, your committee to whom was referred that portion of the Grand 
Master’s address having reference to the creation of the office of Dis¬ 
trict Deputy Grand Master, would report: 

The Committee would recommend that the office of District Deputy 
Grand Master be created; 

That the state be divided into as many districts as the Grand Master 
finds to be necessary; 

That the duties of the office of District Deputy Grand Master shall 
be to visit the lodges within his district at least once each Masonic year, 
and instruct the officers in the ritualistic and ceremonial work, and 
perform such other duties as the Grand Master may assign to him, and 
make report as the Grand Master may direct. 

That a further duty of the office of District Deputy Grand Master 
shall be to arrange for at least one District meeting of the officers and 
members of the lodges within his district during the Masonic year. 

That in all matters having reference to the ritual and lodge cere¬ 
monies the District Deputy Grand Masters shall be under the direct 
control of the Ritual Committee. 


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That while in the actual performance of their duties the District Dep¬ 
uty Grand Masters shall be paid their necessary traveling expenses by 
the Grand Lodge, on proper vouchers covering the same being submitted 
to the Grand Secretary for the approval of the Grand Master. 

The committee would recommend that the Jurisprudence Committee 
submit for the approval of the Grand Lodge the amendments to the 
Grand Lodge law necessary to put these resolutions into effect; and 
that the Finance Committee submit for approval a resolution covering 
the necessary appropriation of funds. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. D. Jones. 

A. C. Spooner. 

Alex Fairgrieve. 

L. E. Rue. 

MINORITY REPORT— ON DISTRICT DEPUTIES. 
Referred to Grand Lodge for Action at Session in 1924. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F . & A. M. of Montana: 

We, a minority of your Special Committee, to whom was referred 
that portion of the address of the Grand Master having reference to 
the creation of the office of District Deputy Grand Master, having 
heretofore carefully considered the same, and joining in a report 
thereof, being of the opinion as expressed in that report, which is 
hereto attached and made a part hereof, respectfully submit same as 
our minority report. 

That we are of the opinion that the finances of the Grand Lodge 
will not permit of the putting into effect of the plan of instruction out¬ 
lined by the Grand Master, unless the dues to the Grand Lodge, paid 
by constituent lodges, be materially increased, and which we feel to 
be inadvisable at this time. 

As a substitute for the recommendation of the Grand Master, which 
it is thought will accomplish the same purpose, and without increased 
expense to the # Grand Lodge or to the constituent lodges, we would 
recommend: 

That each year, on the two days immediately preceding the meeting 
of the Grand Lodge, the Ritual committee or a member thereof, shall 
assemble at the city in which the Grand Lodge is to convene and hold 
a Lodge of Instruction, at which it is contemplated that one or all of 
the constituent Lodge representatives to the Grand Lodge shall attend. 

No per diem or mileage, except that paid by the Grand Lodge for 
attendance at the annual communication, shall be paid to the committee 
or to the constituent members of the Grand Lodge in attendance at the 
School of Instruction, during the period of the meeting of the Ritual 
committee. 

We further recommend that the Grand Secretary advise the constitu¬ 
ent lodges of this action in the annual call for the Grand Lodge meet¬ 
ing. Fraternally submitted, 

A. E. Farley. 

L. L. Watson. 

C. W. Haley. 


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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC 

MEMORIAL. 

All Delinquent Montana Lodges Asked to Make Prompt Payment. 

M. W. Brother F. D. Jones presented the report of the special com¬ 
mittee upon this subject. Upon his motion this report was adopted by 
Grand Lodge as follows: 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. F. of Montana: 

We, your committee on the George Washington Masonic National 
Memorial beg leave to report as follows: 

We find that the allotment made the Grand Jurisdiction of Montana 
was based upon the membership of 1921, 17,676, at one dollar per 
capita. Of the $17,676.00, contemplated to be raised, but $10,123.00 
has been paid to date, $1,000,00 of which was given by the Grand 
Lodge, leaving but $9,123.00 paid on the $17,676.00, or a fraction 
over fifty per cent. 

This indicates that only one-half of the membership of 1921 have 
contributed. 

WHEREAS This allotment is a moral obligation upon the Grand 
Jurisdiction of Montana, and the portion of this not paid by the 
brethren of the subordinate lodges will have to be made up from the 
depleted treasury of the Grand Lodge before November 1, 1923; 

WE RECOMMEND That the incoming Most Worshipful Grand 
Master, as soon as possible, address a letter to all subordinate lodges, 
setting forth the facts and figures as above cited, urging that the mem¬ 
bership of Montana who have not already subscribed, do so at once, 
and directing the Subordinate Lodge Secretaries to make a special ef¬ 
fort to collect and remit as speedily as possible; also requesting that 
any brother who has already contributed and feels so inclined, donate 
a second dollar, thus caring for the contribution of some brother who is 
not financially able to do so. 

Fraternally submitted, 

F. D. Jones, Chairman. 

E. A. Fisk. 

W. L. Fitzsimmons. 

Robt. N. Eaton. 

Louis Nybo. 

H. L. Faxon. 

The report of the Committee on Lodges U. D. was next submitted. 
Upon motion duly made, put and carried, the report was adopted by 
Grand Lodge. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LODGES U. D. 

Charter Voted to Shelby Lodge. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Your Committee on Lodges Under Dispensation beg leave to submit 
the following: 

We have examined the records and books of Shelby Lodge, Under 


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Dispensation, held at Shelby, Toole County, and recommend that it be 
granted a charter to be known as Shelby Lodge No. 143. 

Fraternally submitted, 

W. F. Noyes. 

G. F. Tidyman. 

W. 0. Wood. 

M. P. Ten Eyck. 

Sam Allen. 

Melvin J. Davis. 

REPORT OF CORRESPONDENCE COMMITTEE. 

M. W. Brother Hepner, Chairman, presented the report of the Com¬ 
mittee on Correspondence. Upon his motion this report was duly 
adopted by Grand Lodge. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F . & A. M. of Montana: 

Recognition Accorded to Guatemala and Ecuador. 

Your Committee on Correspondence begs to report and recommend 
that the Grand Lodge of Guatemala and the Grand Lodge of Ecuador 
be each accorded recognition and representatives duly exchanged. 

Action on Request From Argentine Deferred. 

Your Committee further recommends that the application of recog¬ 
nition of the Grand Lodge of Argentine be made the subject of further 
consideration by this committee. 

Your Committee further requests that the correspondence reviews 
of this committee be printed with the proceedings. 

Rule Adopted for Recognition of Grand Bodies Hereafter. 

Your Committee further begs to recommend that for future guidance 
in the matter of recognition of Grand Lodges the following resolution 
be adopted, which is similar to the one adopted by the Grand Lodge of 
Massachusetts * 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Grand Lodge, A. F. & A. M., of Mon¬ 
tana, as a standing resolution as follows: 

Fraternal recognition may be extended to a foreign Grand Lodge 
when (a committee having first considered and reported thereon) 
it appears to the satisfaction of this Grand Lodge: 

1. That the foreign Grand Lodge in question represents a substan¬ 
tial unity of the Freemasons of the territory over which it assumes 
jurisdiction; i. e., the country, province or state. 

2. That it has been lawfully organized by three or more regular 
lodges. 

3. That it is independent, having entire dogmatic and administra¬ 
tive authority over resident Masons and the Symbolic Degrees within 
its territory and jurisdiction. 

4. That its ritual is fundamentally in accord with the ancient land¬ 
marks, customs and usages of the Craft. This involves: 

A. Monotheism; 


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B. Ihe volume ol the Sacred Law a part of the furniture* of the 
lodge; 

C. Secrecy. 

D. The symbolism of the operative art. 

E. The division of Symbolic Masonry into the three degrees of 
Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason. 

F. The legend of the Third Degree. 

5. That it makes Masons of men only. 

6. That it is non-sectarian and non-political; i. e., that its dominant 
purposes are charitable, benevolent and educational. 

Fraternally submitted, 

H. S. Hepner for the Committee. 

REPORT OF JURISPRUDENCE COMMITTEE—AMENDMENT 

TO STATUTES. 

Grand Lodge Dues Increased to $2.50 Per Annum. 

In accordance with previous action today, M. W. Brother Callaway 
sumnitted the following amendment, which upon his motion was duly 
adopted by Grand Lodge and so declared: 

To the Grand Lodge A. F . & A. M. of Montana: 

Brethren: 

Resolved: That Section 5 of Chapter 1 of the Statutes for the 
Government of the Grand Lodge be amended to read as follows: 

Sec. 5. Every chartered lodge shall, on or before the first day of 
each Annual Grand Communication, pay to the Grand Secretary for 
tiie use of the Grand Lodge the sum of Two Dollars and Fifty Cents 
(^2.50) for each Master Mason in good standing belonging to the 
lodge at the time of making its annual returns, except such members 
whose dues have been remitted by the lodge for inanility to pay the 
same, and One Dollar of each member's dues so paid shall be set aside 
each year for the maintenance of the Masonic Home in this jurisdiction. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Lew L. Callaway. 

Charles W. Pomeroy. 

Henry C. Smith. 

SUGGESTION THAT 1924 SESSION BE DEVOTED TO BUSINESS. 

M. W. Brother Callaway made the suggestion that next year’s session 
be devoted to business matters and urged careful thought of the subject 
of Grand Lodge expenditures and revenues. He expressed the hope 
that each lodge would send up at least one business man as representa¬ 
tive to the Grand Lodge session of 1924 for consideration of these 
vitally important matters. 



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ABSENCE OF M. W. BROTHER E. C. DAY—HIS LETTER OF 

REGRETS. 

The following letter from M. W. Brother Day, explaining his absence, 
was read: 

Helena, Montana, August 14, 1923. 

M. W. Grand Master, Officers and Members of the Grand Lodge, A. F. 

& A. M., Billings, Montana. 

M. W. Sir and Brethren: 

I regret that an illness, which, if not serious, is still persistent and 
confining, prevents me from attending your annual communication 
this year. Until a few days ago I had looked forward with pleasurable 
anticipation of being with you, and enjoying the fraternal association 
which from the same cause I missed last year. I hope that your ses¬ 
sions may be harmonious and profitable, and that your labors may all 
tend to bring about a firmer union and a keener realization of the 
solidarity of the fraternity than we have ever experienced before. In 
the presence of such great opportunities for usefulness and such great 
need for the exercise of a genuine spirit of brotherly love may we not 
be found wanting or laggards. 

With best wishes for the health and prosperity and with warm fra¬ 
ternal regards for all of you, my brethren, I have the honor to remain, 

Fraternally yours, 

Edward C. Day, 

Past Grand Master. 

LETTER READ FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC 
MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION. 

An interesting letter from Secretary J. Claude Keiper of the George 
Washington Masonic National Memorial Association was then read to 
Grand Lodge. It contained up-to-the-minute report of the Association 
showing the foundation laid, total payments made of almost one million 
dollars, plans for the corner-stone ceremony to occur November 1st, 
and other interesting data on this splendid enterprise. 

The subject had already been acted upon and no further action was 
taken. 

JOPLIN LODGE GRANTED FURTHER TIME TO PAY DUES. 

The Grand Secretary brought up the case of Joplin Lodge No. 116, 
explaining that it had made payment of its 1923 Grand Lodge dues 
twice. In each case the banks on which their checks were drawn had 
closed before payment was made. Because the lodge had made special 
effort to make payment, upon motion of the Grand Secretary, it was 
voted that Joplin Lodge No. 116 be granted further indefinite time 
in which to pay their Grand Lodge dues. 


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EXCERPT FROM GRAND MASTER’S ADDRESS TO BE SENT TO 

MRS. HARDING. 

Upon motion of W. Brother L. A. Foot it was unanimously voted by 
Grand Lodge that the Grand Secretary be directed to take from the 
Grand Master’s address that portion referring to the memory of the 
late lamented Brother—Warren G. Harding, that such excerpt be signed 
by our outgoing Grand Master and Grand Secretary and forwarded to 
the widow of our Brother. 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF PERMANENT RELIEF FUND. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Brethren: Herewith please find report of Permanent Relief Fund, 


as follows: 

Warrants Drawn. 

October 9, 1922, Brother . ..... $200.00 

March 27, 1923, Montana Deaconess Hospital, Great Falls.. 37.50 


Total.$237.50 

Credits to the Fund. 

Loans repaid .. $450.00 

Interest collected by Grand Treasurer. 140.00 


$590.00 

In connection with the above statement we are pleased to report 
that the first item has been fully repaid. The Trustees advanced money 
to a brother in distress, to meet an emergency, and he carried out his 
promise to the strict letter by returning the money as promised. 

The second item was to cover the hospital expenses of a brother 
from the dry land section who was not only down and out, but sick 
physically, and the Board considered it a worthy case. We might add 
parenthetically that we think his recovery doubtless relieved the 
Masonic Home of an addition to its ranks. 

For the first time since its establishment in 1919, receipts to the 
fund have exceeded expenditures; this by reason of the repayment 
of a loan of $200 made the previous year and a payment on account of 
a loan made in the first year of its existence. 

It is of interest to know that of some thirty loans made, three have 
been fully repaid and partial payment received on a fourth. 

We wish the beneficiaries of this fund, where able, might look upon 
this fund as a revolving one and thus be animated to make repayment 
so as to give some other brother in distress, opportunity for relief. 

At this time we have no special recommendations to make, merely 
renewing our request to the lodges to view this fund in the light of the 
great good it is possible to accomplish in this way. 

Fraternally yours, 

Claude J. McAllister, 

C. S. Bell, 

Cornelius Hedges, Jr., 

Trustees. 










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The Grand Secretary presented his general report, which was ordered 
printed. 

GENERAL REPORT OF GRAND SECRETARY. 

To the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana: 

Our hopes of this year attaining the twenty thousand mark in mem¬ 
bership has been deferred till 1924, but we fell short but little more 
than five hundred. Next year we will overrun that figure. 

Business is always good in our office and the past year has been no 
exception. The campaign for a new heating plant at the Masonic 
Home, inaugurated by Grand Master McAllister, netted above $10,000. 
As many payments were made in two dollar amounts, it meant the 
issuance of many receipts. This was all, however, a labor of love 
and we greatly rejoice at the generous response of so many members 
of our lodges. 

Publications Supplied to Our Lodges. 

During the year a supply of Brother H. L. Haywood’s “Vestpocket 
History of Freemasonry” was purchased and a copy supplied to each 
lodge. Likewise a copy of the “List of Regular Lodges” was furnished 
each Montana lodge secretary. We have been doing this about every 
third year. 

Arrangements were also made with the publisher whereby copies 
of “The Master’s Assistant” by Past Grand Master Darrah of Illinois 
could be supplied through us to our lodges at small cost. Many 
Masters seemed glad to avail themselves of this privilege. We feel 
that the great literary field of Masonry has been much neglected by 
us, due to other pressing work, but we are always glad of an oppor¬ 
tunity to place in the hands of responsible lodge officers works of 
reference that will be of practical use. Along this line, a good book 
list was also supplied. 

Certificates Procured From Washington Masonic Memorial 

Association. 

During the year were secured certificates of membership in the 
George Washington National Masonic Memorial Association for ail 
Montana lodges which had paid their full quota of one dollar per 
capita. 

Questionnaire Blanks Sent to Lodges. 

The new form of questionnaire was printed and supplied to all our 
lodges. There was considerable discussion as to its use but it was 
explained that the form had been prescribed by Grand Lodge and was 
not optional, as some lodges supposed. A circular was issued to the 
lodges upon the subject so that all might be properly advised. 

Booklet of Lodge Officers Published. 

Heretofore we have published the names of our Masters, Wardens 
and Secretaries in circular form as soon as same can be compiled 
after the December elections. This year the change was made to book- 


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lets, with apparent general approval. Several new features were added 
to include the Grand Master’s portrait, time of lodge meetings, mem¬ 
bership of lodge, and other items of information. 

Monument Erected to Grand Chaplain Frank B. Lewis. 

The monument to the memory of our beloved Grand Chaplain Lewis, 
erected jointly by the various Grand Bodies, was completed this sum¬ 
mer. It is erected upon his grave in the Bozeman cemetery, after plans 
approved by the family, who expressed themselves as deeply appreci¬ 
ative of this attention. 

Courtesy Degrees. 

Many Jurisdictions Do Not So Confer the E. A. Degree. 

The attention of our lodges is called to the fact that a large number 
of jurisdictions do not confer the First Degree by courtesy, their regu¬ 
lations prohibiting it. However, we have no such restriction in Mon¬ 
tana. 

Tribute to Grand Master. 

By reason of his residence in Helena and from almost daily asso¬ 
ciation, we were able to judge somewhat intimately of the work of your 
Grand Master. He has labored unremittingly and accomplished a pro¬ 
digious amount of work. The plans for extensions at the Masonic 
Home, which he launched and carried out so successfully, are perhaps 
the chief of many worthy designs that found place upon his trestle 
board. In lodge visitations he proved equally energetic and no trip 
was too difficult or long for him to undertake. His disappointment was 
great that he could not get around to fraternize with the brethren of 
every lodge. 

Statistics. 

Number of Grand Lodges in the World. 

This interesting item was given in a Masonic publication: 

One hundred forty Masonic Grand Jurisdictions in the world. Of 
these 49 are in the United States, 21 in North America outside the 
United States, 15 in South America, 9 in Africa, 5 in Australia, 1 each 
in New Zealand, Tasmania, Philippines, scattered 3. 

Figures From Returns of Montana Lodges. 


Number showing gain... 99 

Number remaining stationery ... 10 

Number reporting losses ..,... 24 


133 

Our largest ‘lodge, Livingston No. 32, with 666 members. 

Livingston Lodge has conferred the largest number of degrees dur¬ 
ing the year—159. Billings No. 113 showed the larget net gain for 
the year—53. 

We have two lodges of over six hundred members and two more 
have in excess of five hundred. 

There was a considerable falling off in the number of degrees 
conferred—but three lodges conferring more than one hundred degrees 






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each; two others conferred 99 each. But five lodges this year showed 
a net gain of 25 or more. 

The net gain this year of 754 is the smallest for eight years and is 
little more than one-third of our high-water mark of 2094 for 1920. 

The number raised for 1923 reached 1150, which is the smallest num¬ 
ber since 1917. 

Despite apparent adverse conditions, it has been a year of worthy 
accomplishments and we have much for which we should be thankful. 

Fraternally yours, 

Cornelius Hedges, Jr. 

Grand Secretary. 

PRESENTATION OF TESTIMONIAL TO PAST GRAND MASTER 
HENRY C. SMITH. 

The following correspondence was submitted by the committee on 
testimonial, appointed at the 1922 session of Grand Lodge: 

Billings, Montana, January 31, 1923. 

Mr. Henry C. Smith, Past Grand Master, 

Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana. 

Miles City, Montana. 

Dear Sir and M. W. Brother: 

Agreeable to an ancient custom of the Grand Lodge of Montana, the 
outgoing Grand Master has earned for himself some recognition and in 
a small way of its appreciation we offer to you this Testimonial as a 
token of love and esteem of all the members of the Craft throughout 
Montana. 

We highly appreciate your faithful service as our Grand Master, for 
your hearty and good work for Masonry in this great state of ours and 
all sister jurisdictions with which our Grand Lodge is in faternal rela¬ 
tions. 

You are to be congratulated upon the success with which the affairs 
of our Grand Lodge was conducted under your guidance and we are 
proud of you. 

Long may you live to enjoy and see the fruits of your Masonic labor 
and rest assured that you have the esteem and fraternal love of all 
Masons in the jurisdiction over which you so ably presided. 

Please accept this token in the spirit it is given and with our best 
wishes, we are 

Fraternally yours, 

George T. Slack, P. G. M. 

William H. Allen, P. G. M. 

C. S. Bell, D. G. M. 

Committee. 


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ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF TESTIMONIAL BY M. W. BROTHER 
HENRY C. SMITH. 

Miles City, Montana, February 13, 1923. 

Mr. Cornelius Hedges, Jr., 

Grand Secretary, A. F. & A. M. of Montana, 

Helena, Mont. 

Dear Sir and Brother:— 

Through you, I wish to express to the Committee on Testimonial, 
Brothers George T. Slack, William H. Allen and C. S. Bell, my appre¬ 
ciation and thanks for the kind words and hearty good wishes so 
eloquently and touchingly expressed in their presentation of the splen¬ 
did testimonial from the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana 
to me as Past Grand Master. 

The beautiful large silver serving tray with its appropriate inscrip¬ 
tion will always be one of my most treasured possessions. It can be 
used in my home and enjoyed and appreciated by my loved ones, as 
well as by myself, and is all the more valued for that fact. It will also 
serve as a happy reminder of one of the greatest joys and honors that 
ever came into my life—that of the privilege of serving as your Grand 
Master. 

Sincerely and faternally, 

Henry C. Smith. 

M. W. BROTHER LEWIS A. SMITH TELLS OF TRIP TO HOLY 
LAND AND PRESENTS GAVEL MADE FROM CEDAR OF 
LEBANON. 

Grand Master McAllister : Brethren, at this time I take pleasure in 
presenting to you our Past Grand Master, Lewis A. Smith, who has a 
few things to say to us. 

M. W. Brother L. A. Smith: I don’t intend to tire you with a 
speech, Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brothers. It would, 
under other circumstances, and had we had more time, given me a good 
deal of pleasure to have presented to this Grand Lodge, as I was 
requested to do by our Most Worshipful Grand Master, a few of the 
impressions gained by me on my pilgrimage through the Near East. 
I would like to have told you about our visit to ancient Joppa, our trip 
from there to the Holy City of Jerusalem, to Bethlehem, the Dead 
Sea, Jericho and many other places that are of interest to Masons. I 
am not going to tire you with that tonight, because the time will not 
permit. There is one thing, however, that I do want to say to you. 
From the time that I received my degrees, I have always been deeply 
impressed with the building of the Temple at Jerusalem. One thing 
that impressed me was the fact that we were told about Hiram, King 
of Tyre, sending the cedars of Lebanon by floats to Joppa. I deter¬ 
mined while in the Near East, that if possible, I would visit the forest 
of Lebanon, and see for myself the remains of the cedar trees. Con¬ 
sequently another and myself engaged an automobile at Beirut, and 
we traveled 56 miles to Tripoli, and from there we took another auto- 


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mobile and traveled for two hours and a half to Lehabim; there we took 
donkeys and rode on donkey-backs for about two hours and a half to 
the cedars of Lebanon, at an altitude of perhaps six thousand feet above 
sea level. We saw the remains of the forest of Lebanon. The forest of 
Lebanon at the present time consists of about four hundred cedar trees. 
Of these four hundred trees, there are perhaps ten of the ancient trees 
remaining. The remainder are all newer growth and surrounding the 
ancient ten or twelve trees. 

While there I determined, if it was possible to do so, that I would 
secure from the forest itself a portion of a cedar of Lebanon. I will 
tell you that this forest is regarded as sacred by the Mennonites, who 
reside upon the side of Mount Lebanon. These four hundred trees are 
enclosed with a fence and guarded by a guard, and it is almost impos¬ 
sible to get as much as a twig out of there. However, our guard 
managed to secure for us a piece of this wood. He secured from 
a very ancient tree for me a piece perhaps that long (indicating 
with hands). Then, on our way out, we were stopped by the guard 
who insisted on taking this piece of wood away from us. We managed 
to get away, each of us, with a small piece of the cedar of Lebanon. 

Taking that home, I had a couple of gavels made out of it, and I 
desire at this time, Most Worshipful Grand Master, to present to this 
Grand Lodge a gavel made from a portion of the cedar wood of one of 
the ancient trees in the forest of Lebanon. That does not include the 
handle, Most Worshipful Grand Master; simply the mallet itself. I 
realize the fact that this Grand Lodge has had many gavels presented to 
it. I don’t expect that this one will be used, but it will be of interest 
to add to the collection that our Grand Secretary has, and especially in 
view of the fact that it is made from the wood from one of the ancient 
trees like those sent to Joppa, by Hiram, King of Tyre. Most Wor¬ 
shipful Sir, I take great pleasure in presenting to the Grand Lodge 
of Montana, through you, this gavel. I thank you. (Applause.) 

GRAND MASTER ACCEPTS GAVEL AND PRESENTS IT TO 

SUCCESSOR. 

The Grand Master : Most Worshipful Brother Smith, on behalf of 
this Grand Lodge, I desire to thank you for this beautiful gift, with the 
history that is connected with it and the memory of the most pleasant 
journey you had through the Holy Land, and I am going to ask per¬ 
mission of this Grand Lodge, owing to the lateness of the hour, to con¬ 
tinue my response in our proceedings, where you will find them, and 
I now have the pleasure of presenting this new gavel to the Tall Cedar 
of Lebanon of Montana. (Hands it to Grand Master-elect Bell.) 
(Applause.) 

RECEPTION OF GRAND REPRESENTATIVES. 

Grand Master McAllister : Brethren, at this time we will receive 
the Grand Representatives of other jurisdictions, as many as are pres¬ 
ent. As your names are called kindly take your places just in front 


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of the Senior Grand Warden’s station. This is a short ceremo*ny, but 
very nice, brethren. 

Deputy Grand Master Bell : To you brethren who represent various 
jurisdictions of our United States and foreign countries, it has fallen 
to my lot to welcome you into the Grand Lodge of Montana and it is 
with extreme pleasure that I look into your faces, knowing well that 
each and every one of you is so familiar with the jurisdiction that you 
represent, that I need tell you nothing, particularly as to the Grand 
Master of each of your jurisdictions, how many members you have in 
each jurisdiction, but I presume each and every one of you knows that; 
and owing to the lateness of the hour I will forego that pleasure and 
again, upon behalf of the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana, I 
welcome you. 

JUDGE CALLAWAY RESPONDS FOR GRAND REPRESENTA¬ 
TIVES. 

Brother Callaway : Most Worshipful Grand Master-elect, the repre¬ 
sentatives of the several jurisdictions near the Grand Lodge of Montana 
have enjoyed these salutations beyond measure. We sympathize great¬ 
ly with you and your troubles, but we are sure you will get through 
safely. 

EXPRESSION OF THANKS TO BILLINGS BRETHREN. 

M. W . Brother Hepner: Before there is a general exodus, I would 
move you, Most Worshipful Sir, that the thanks of this Grand Lodge be 
hereby extended to the splendid membership of the Masonic Fraternity 
and to the good people of the city of Billings for the magnificent 
manner in which they have entertained us, and for their hospitality. 
(Applause.) 

The Grand Master (on putting vote) : The response is unanimous. 


APPOINTIVE GRAND OFFICERS NAMED. 


The following officers were named to fill the appointive positions: 

(29). 
(52). 

W. J. Marshall (78). 


R. W. Grand Chaplain......Rev. George D. Wolfe 

R. W. Grand Marshal...D. J. Muri 

W. Senior Grand Deacon. 


W. Junior Grand Deacon.Francis Hagstrom (37). 

W. Grand Standard Bearer.Carl L. Brattin (90). 

W. Grand Sword Bearer....L. A. Foot (44). 

W. Senior Grand Steward...George P. Porter (49). 

W. Junior Grand Steward....Lewis Terwilliger (32). 

Grand Tyler ...0. F. Dreyer (69). 


INSTALLATION. 

At 10 o’clock P. M. occurred the installation of the newly elected 
and appointed Grand Officers for the ensuing Grand Lodge year. Grand 
Master McAllister conducted the ceremony, assisted by M. W. Brother 











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H. S. Hepner filling his accustomed place as Grand Marshal. The 
various Grand Officers were thereupon presented and installed, after 
which due proclamation thereof was made by the Grand Marshal. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO GRAND MASTER BELL. 

From Brother A. L. Greenleaf of His Own Lodge. 

Brother Greenleaf: Most Worshipful Grand Master, Brother Bell, 
Brother McAllister just said he was the first one to congratulate you, 
and I want to be the second one, and I want to call your attention, 
Brothers, to the fact that Brother Bell took an oath on that pillow just 
to the west of this altar, just twenty-one years and sixty-three days ago 
he took his first obligation and oath. 

Same Paraphernalia Used to Install Grand Master as at 

Initiation. 

He was put in due form to be made an Entered Apprentice on that 
same pillow, with the same three great lights of Masonry, the same 
ones, Brothers, just twenty-one years and sixty-three days ago. The 
same candlesticks held the representatives of the three different lesser 
lights. 

It seems too bad that a fellow like me has to do a thing like this, in 
view of the fact that there have been so many eloquent speeches made 
today, that we have listened to whether we wanted to or not. (Ap¬ 
plause.) But let me tell you something, the reason that it was wished 
on me, I guess, is because I am the youngest in the Masonic fold, and 
since I have become a Mason, I have been very closely in touch with 
my Brother “Sid,” as we call him here in Billings, and believe me, it 
doesn’t hurt him to call him Brother Sid, either. We found him just 
chock full of friendship and brotherly love and charity, and let me 
tell you that there is not a greater or better choice of a man that 
could have been made when he was started through the chairs of the 
Grand Lodge of the State of Montana. I am sure proud to be here, 
Brother Bell; and you know he is going to make 1923-1924, up to next 
August, one of the most popular years in the whole history of Masonic 
doings in the State of Montana. In the whole fifty-nine or sixty years, 
we are going to make it the most popular one, and show our apprecia¬ 
tion. 


Roses Presented Grand Master Bell by His Lodge. 

I have been requested to present to you, Brother Bell—you will par¬ 
don me for not calling you Most Worshipful Grand Master (laughter) — 
with this beautiful bouquet of roses, as just a slight token of our appre¬ 
ciation of your labors in our local jurisdiction of four hundred and 
eighty-six members, I guess we have; and believe me, Brother Bell has 
served night and day in a good many cases, and he has sat at the 
Secretary’s desk and he hears complaints of the widows and orphans 
and the unfortunates, and they don’t get by. I will tell you he is one 
among not only the nineteen thousand in Montana, but the two million 
in the United States. I thank you. (Applause.) 


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Heartfelt Expression From Grand Master Bell. 

Brother Bell: My dear Brother Greenleaf, this is so absolutely un¬ 
expected. 

Brother Greenleaf: There is no doubt about it. 

Brother Bell: And coming from you, as representing Ashlar Lodge, 
the Lodge in which I was raised, I know not how to express my appreci¬ 
ation, but in my heart, if it could talk to you, it certainly would express 
the appreciation that I feel. I can only say I thank you, my dear 
Brother, and I thank the members of our dear old Ashlar Lodge. (Ap¬ 
plause.) 

Letter of Congratulations From Past Master Piper. 

Brother Faxon: Most Worshipful Grand Master, Brother Greenleaf 
has taken about all of the pep out of me, but I have been selected, in 
the absence of the Worshipful Master of Ashlar Lodge, to read a com¬ 
munication which has been addressed to Brother Bell. He has not yet 
seen this communication, but I am directed by the sender to read it to 
the Grand Lodge before giving it to Brother Bell. Not only is the 
expression of friendship and brotherly love sent you from the mem¬ 
bers of the home Lodge, but it comes from distant lands, and after I 
have finished with this letter, I am sure Brother Bell, that you will 
agree with me that you are surprised, and you would have been dis¬ 
appointed if it hadn’t come as it did. 

(Brother Faxon thereupon read letter from Brother Willis E. Piper, 
a Past Master of Ashlar Lodge, now residing in California.) 

I can add nothing further to that communication, Brother Bell, except 
my own congratulations and best wishes for your success. 

Grand Master Bell Acknowledges Courtesy of Brother Faxon. 

M. W. Brother Bell: Brother Faxon, our Junior Past Master of 
Ashlar Lodge, these surprises are coming too fast and thick for me 
to think, and again I haven’t the ability to express my gratefulness for 
this beautiful letter, for this thoughtful gift, and I shall take the time to 
thank Brother Piper personally, or otherwise; and to you, Brother 
Faxon, I thank you for the delivery. 

PRESENTATION OF SIGNET RING. 

By M. W. Brother McAllister. 

M. W. Brother McAllister: Most Worshipful Grand Master Bell, for 
the last twelve years, it has been accorded me to attend the sessions 
of the Grand Lodge of Montana of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. 
At the close of each session, I have always waited, in anticipation, for 
a little ceremony instituted thirty-eight years ago, by one of the 
illustrious pioneers and Masons of our great state. When, at the close 
of the Annual Communication of the year 1887, after presiding as 
Grand Master of the territory which was destined to become one of the 
great states of this republic, he presented to his successor in office a 
signet ring made of pure gold, mined from the hills of our beloved 
Montana. In doing so, he clothed his presentation in language most 


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beautiful. Each successive year, the ring has been passed on down to 
his successors. It has been worthily worn by Hathaway, Logan, Ander¬ 
son, Boardman, Hickman, Morris, Webster, Monteath, Mills, Gould, 
Day, Pomeroy, Barret, Brantly, Slack, Smith, Frank E., Hepner, Calla¬ 
way, Frank Macdonald, Kenyon, Nolan, Carroll, Speer, Montgomery, 
Bair, Wasmansworff, Lewis A. Smith, Allen, Getty, Jones, Hutchinson, 
Parmelee, Hathaway, Henry C. Smith, and one year ago this honor 
was conferred upon me by Henry C. Smith, when he placed upon the, 
third finger of my left hand this beautiful signet ring. 

Boyhood Story of Grand Master Bell. 

For the information of our brethren, the history, the story, came to 
me some time ago, four or five years back, of a young lad down in 
Kansas, coming of a good family, living in one of the smaller towns of 
the state. In all country towns there are commons upon which the 
boys and girls play in their youth. This town boasted the usual coun¬ 
try newspaper, and the editor thereof was a distinguished Mason 
in the councils of Kansas Masonry. He had a pet goat, which played 
about in front of his printing office and on the commons, and was 
quite a friend of the- boys and girls of that community. There was one 
particular lad in the town who thought a great deal of this goat and 
played with it a great deal, and one day he noticed that the goat had 
disappeared, so he started to make a search around the commons, and 
out on the edge of the town, and there he found the goat peacefully 
reclining in the shade. He hurriedly went back to the good editor of 
the paper, and he said, Mr. Jones, your goat is lost. Replied the good 
editor, I wonder where he could have gone, and the boy said, well, I 
found him over here in the brush. He is lost. He said, that is the 
Masonic goat, and he said, you are going to have a meeting tonight, 
I know, and I thought I would tell you where you could find him. 

The years rolled on, and that lad matured to manhood, becoming of 
the Kansas state. He drifted into Montana, and Billings being a new 
town in those days, he cast his lot with its people, and as was told 
you here tonight, a few years after coming here, he knelt at that altar, 
and upon that cushion, to take the oath of a Mason, but, Brethren, 
he did not find the sort of a goat that he was looking for. 

That man received his degrees in Masonry, progressed on through the 
various degrees and rites, until today you observe him as your Grand 
Master. Brother Bell, your record as a man, as a citizen, and as a good 
Mason, is such that you enjoy the confidence of not only your friends 
in the world, but of your Brethren in the great State of Montana. You 
have the distinction of being the only Grand Master ever elected from 
the city of Billings, and Brother “Sid,” you and I have worked most 
harmoniously during the past year. You have at all times been ready 
and willing to help me in various matters, and had it not been for 
your valuable assistance on some occasions, the work probably might 
have gone undone, and I take pleasure tonight, Brother “Sid,” in plac¬ 
ing upon the third finger of your left hand this signet ring, and may 
you wear it with great honor to yourself, pleasure to yourself and the 


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honor that I know will come to you, serving as Grand Master of Masons 
of the great State of Montana. May God bless you, “Sid.” (Applause.) 

Acceptance of Signet Ring by Grand Master Bell. 

Most Worshipful Grand Master Bell : Most Worshipful Brother, 
and friend: I have watched this ceremony for many years. I never 
knew until this evening the feelings that would overcome a man upon 
whose finger that ring reposed, but I know it now, and if God will give 
me strength, I will return it to my successor as untarnished as you have 
turned it over to me. These Past Grand Masters know the feeling in 
my heart this moment; you have all passed through that feeling, and 
God has given you strength to pass through your year successfully, 
and more than once this afternoon I have sent that silent prayer to 
Him to whom we all look for guidance, to give to me that help. 

I want to thank every Brother who has been instrumental in any way 
in leading me to this, the highest office in Masonry, and when my 
year is ended, I hope that I will have more friends than I have even at 
this time, and I have thanked our Heavenly Father for the friends that 
I have, and may I always keep them. I thank all of you from the bot¬ 
tom of my heart. (Applause.) 

STANDING COMMITTEES NAMED. 

Thereupon the following Standing Committees were announced: 

Jurisprudence: M. W. Brothers Lew L. Callaway, Charles W. Pom¬ 
eroy, and Claude J. McAllister. 

Correspondence: M. W. Brothers H. S. Hepner, Robert W. Getty, 
and Robert J. Hathaway. 

Appeals and Grievances: M. W. Brothers J. W. Speer, Lewis A. 
Smith, and W. L. Parmelee. 

Finance: M. W. Brothers W. M. Montgomery, John L. Carroll, and 
W. Brothers John W. Lister, Herman J. Webster, and Carlisle S. 
Kenyon. 

GRAND SECRETARY EXTENDS THANKS TO BILLINGS CRAFT. 

Grand Secretary Hedges voiced a brief word of warm appreciation 
to the Billings brethren for the complete arrangements made for the 
present Grand Lodge session and for much personal consideration 
and assistance. 

TRIBUTE TO BROTHER A. C. SCHNEIDER. 

Assistant Grand Secretary. 

The Grand Secretary: May I say a word about Brother A. C. 
Schneider, who has so acceptably taken and transcribed the minutes 
of Grand Lodge for many years. He is one of the best short-hand re¬ 
porters in the state, but far more than that is a wonderful man and 
Mason. As reporter for the Supreme Court it is necessary for him 
to take his vacations in August. This year he desired to visit his aged 


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mother, eighty years past and found it necessary to go at this particular 
time and for that reason is absent. In his stead we are fortunate in 
securing the services of Brother Fred M. Rose, of Havre Lodge No. 55, 
who is an expert reporter and I am sure the minutes will be accurately 
taken. We all thank him. 

COMMITTEE ON TESTIMONIAL NAMED. 

It was moved by M. W. Brother Hepner that the Grand Secretary 
be appointed a committee to procure a testimonial for our retiring 
Grand Master. 

The motion was adopted and on request of the Grand Secretary, M. 
W. Brother Hepner was added to the committee by the Grand Master. 

VETERAN MASONS HONORED. 

Following a beautiful practice of many years’ standing those who 
have been Masons for fifty years were greeted with expressions of 
affection and veneration as they were called to arise in their places. 

M. W. BROTHER JONES TAKES CREDIT FOR FINDING GRAND 

MASTER BELL. 

M. W. Brothr F. D. Jones: Just one word. I want the brethren of 
Billings to know that I picked this man (Grand Master Bell) and 
appointed him to the first office he held in the Grand Lodge. 

CLOSING. 

No further business offering, the Fifty-ninth Annual Communication 
of the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Montana was closed in Ample 
Form in Billings, Montana, at 11 o’clock P. M. on August 16, 1923, 
peace and harmony prevailing. 

C. S. BELL, 

Grand Master . 

Attest : 

CORNELIUS HEDGES, Jr., 

Grand Secretary. 



Returns of Subordinate Lodges 

OF MONTANA 

For the Year Ending June 30, 1923 


Past Masters are indicated by the letters P. M., following names in 
list of members. P. G. M., following names, indicates Past Grand Master. 

VIRGINIA CITY NO. 1—Virginia City. 

Chartered January 29, 1866. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Saturdays in each month. 


Officers. 

Claude C. Mongold, W. M. Karl Elling, Treasurer. Henry B. Long, J. D. 
James E. Wright, S. W. W. H. Thomas, Secretary. Argyle P. Duncan, S. S. 

Alfred E Farley, J. W. Frank M. Wright, S. D. L. M. Edwards, J. S. 

-, Tyler. 


Allen, Frederick W. 

Allen, George R.—P. M. 
Anderson, Sever 
Boatman, Robert T. 
Bowman, Clarence E. 
Brearley, Walter 
Callaway, Lew L.—P. G. M. 
Callaway, E. J.—P. M. 
Chambers, John E. 

Clem, John Z.—P. M. 
Crawford, John B. 

Clancy, Daniel F. 

Cole, Albert E. 

Callow, Geo. H. 

Duncan, Mont. M.—P .M. 
Duncan, Argyle P. 

Duncan, Cave 
Duncan, Thos. G. 

Duncan, Orrick O. 

Duncan, Paul S. 

Edwards, L. M. 

Elling, Karl 
Farley, Alfred E. 

Fenner, Leon A.—P. M. 
Fenner, Herbert L.—P. M. 
Fergus, Augustus P. 
Gilbert, Valentine 
Glick, Elmer T. 


Master Masons. 

Goetschius, Grover—P. 
Galusha, Warren L. 
Gilbert, Louis 0. 

Hutchins, Israel A. 
Hutchins, Elliott J. 
Harbaugh, Arthur G. 
Hyndman, A.—P. M. 
Hawkins, Robt. N.—P. M 
Hustead, William D. 
Hadzor, Jas. H. 

Hill, Robert H.—P. M. 
Hedrick, Emil 
Kincaae, Chas. W. 

LeClar, Leo C. 
Leinenweber, Geo. P. 
Lohr, William T. 

Long, H. B. 

Long, Edmund B. 

Moritz, Gabriel 
Moritz, Leonard D.—P. 
M'etzel, Frank S. 

Malone. Fred D. 

Monroe, John C. 

Mitchell, Adam 
Mortensen, M. C. 
Mongold, C. C. 

Molleur, Louis F. 

Neill, Edward D.—P. M. 


M. Nelson, Albert C. 

Noble Daniel A. 

Port, Thos. G.—P. M. 
Parker, William W. 

Potter, Geo. H. 

Richmond, Henry C. 

Romey, August L. 

Searle, Frank. 

Smith, Chas. 

Stewart, Samuel V. 

Swartz, Alfred W. 
Shewmaker, Geo. L. 
Sasserson, Frank T. 
Trerise, Edward J. 

Thomas, Warren H.—P. M. 
Thomasevitch, Mike 
Trenerry, Robert. 

Vickers, Geo. D.—P. M. 
Vanderbeck, Jas. H. 

M. Westphal, George H. 
Wright, Frank M. 

Wright, Thos. T. 
Wightman, William M. 
Walker, Henry A. 

Webb. Isaac 
Wright, James E. 
Youngken, Harvey J. 


FELLOW CRAFT.—Ernest Nicholas Keller. 

RAISED—Robert Trenerry. 

DIMITTED—C. E. Mikalson. 

DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—W. A. Smith. 
DIED—Hugh Maclean, Robert Vickers. 

MEMBERS—83. 


MONTANA NO. 2—Virginia City. 

Chartered January 29, 1866. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Saturdays in each month. 


L. H. Bennett, W. M. 

C. W. Hungerford, S. W. 
L. L. Buford, J. W. 

J. Albright, Treasurer. 


Officers. 

W. A. Francis, Secretary. F. J. Weingard, S. S. 
F. Holmes, S. D. E. M. Smith, J. S. 

B. F. Williams, J. D. E. D. Hart, Tyler. 





2 


RETURNS YEAR ENDING 


JUNE 30 


Master Masons. 


Albright, Jacob—P. M. 
Armitage, R. J. 

Barber, Chas. W. 
Barnett, James 
Bennett, Lyman H.—P. 
Brynie, Axtel 
Bock, Charles T. 

Bowman, John W. 
Beckett, Howard P. 
Brynie, Lloyd. 

Buford, Luther L. 

Costin, Edwin L. 

Castle, Thomas E. 

Cox, Thomas P. 
Davenport, Frederick. 
Davidson, Marshall P. 
Dudley, Lewis A. —P. M. 
Dauterman, John F. 

Douce, Ralph Harold 
Emslie James 


Hart, Edwin D.—P. M. 
Haines, Joseph I. 

Heardt, Frank B. 

Herrick, Frank 
M. Holmes, Frank 

Hungerford, Clarence W. 
Herndon, Rodney R. 
Jackson, Clarence E. 
Knight, Julian A.—P. M. 
King, John M. 

Kelley, Harry. 

Kiser, Lewis T. 

Kadell, Chas. L.—P. M. 
Kammerer, Charles 
Krowall, Olaf. 

Keller, Harold O. 

Luther, Jesse Glen.—P. M. 
Long, Richard B. 

Mongold, Gaddis T. 
Pendarvis, Isaac S.—P. 
Pankey, James S. 

Pankey, Philip S. 

M. Reif, George W.—P. M. 


Robertson, John J. 

Ritchie, John 
Reid, Harry. 

Saunders, James W. 
Southmayd, Leroy. 
Stevenson, William A. 
Smith, Elbridge M.—P. M. 
Swan, J ohn 
Stout, Mark W. 

Shott, Charles A. 

Sweeny, Osco 0.—P. M. 
Sorensen, Christian. 
Spencer, John Gilbert. 
Tnomsen, Otto 
Trebilcock, Edwin 
Watkins, George S. 
Wicklund, Jonas 
Wyrouck, Samuel A. 

Wheat, Gilbert G. 

M. Weingart, Frederick J. 
Williams, Benjamin F. 
Williams, A. P. 

Williams, Eduard. 


Edmunds, Geo. H.—P. M. 
Francis, Wm. A.—P. M. 
Gohn, George E.—P. 
Gohn, Philip H. 


DIMITTED—Salve Bue, T. J. Wilson. 

DIED—R. H. Albright. 

MEMBERS—70. 


HELENA NO 3.—Helena. 

Chartered January 29', 1866. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Fridays in each month. 

Officers. 

Howard C. Schuyler, W. M.August C. Schneider, Sec. Ralph J. Conrad, S. S. 
August F. Ritz, S. W. George C. Grossman, S. D.Wilbur Houle, J. S. 

H. H. Swain, J. W. Fred O. Robinson, J. D. Alexander Wardlaw, Tyler. 

John D. McLeod, Treas. 


Aagaard. Frar.k 
Abbott, Arthur H. 

Adams, Chas. Q. 
Adolphson, Edwin J. 
Anderson, C. H.—P. M. 
Anderson, Oscar A. 
Anderson, William E. 
Andrews, Chas. K.—P. M. 
Angstman, A. H 
Atchison, William R. 
Atwater, Alvord B.—P. M. 
Aiken, Will 
Albertson, C. E. 

Adami, Harry. 

Anderson, C. B. 

Ashton, William E. 

Allan, James. 

Anderson, Alfred J. 
Anderson, J. Lacy. 

Bacorn, Fred W. 

Bangert, Harold M. 

Bailey, Geo. A. 

Baker, Wm. R. 

Baker, Walter T. 

Ball, Jas. S. 

Bandy, Wm. R. 

Barnes, Garland F. 

Bassett, Herbert N. 
Baynham, Nick E. 

Beck, Oscar G. 

Bennett, Willard 
Benson, Edwin B. 

Benson, Hyrum S. 

Bernier, Chas. A.—P. M. 
Bevans, Frank D., Jr. 
Bevans, John T. 


Master Masons. 

Bickett, Wm. J. 

Billett, Dudley S. 
Blackwell, William. 
Bodamer, John T. 
Bossier, Jos. S. 

Bovard, Chas. L. 
Lovard, Carl V. 
Bowman, Howard F. 
Brindley, J. Thos. 
Brooks, Herbert 
Brown, John G. 

Brulo, William 
Brownlow, Archie. 
Budd, Dick 
Burns, John H. 

Butler, Wm. J. 

Butler, E. D. 

Barker, John T. 
Bhrron, Hugh T. 
Bartos, Frank 
Batch, Warren M. 
Bevans, Frank D. 

Boyd, Andrew 
Bright, Cecil R. 
Barbour, Raleigh W. 
Boltz, Thomas F. 
Brady, Joseph F. 
Burdick, Newman H. 
Buck, Daniel W. 
Burley, George L. 
Butcher. Alfred D. 
Balkenhol, E. H. 
Barbour, John M. 
Bartley, Paris H. 
Brannon, M. A. 

Burch, B. R. 

Cameron, Harry W. 


Carlson, Fred W. 
Carlson, Fred L. 
Carpenter, George F. 
Carsley, Geo. H. 

Casteel, Geo. W. 
Christie, William 
Claflin, Robt. H. 

Clark, Wm. H. 
Clementson, Vipond 
Cole, Phillip G. 

Collins, Jeremiah 
Cooper, Thos. B. 
Oottingham, Chas. J. 
Cullen, Alfred 
Cumming, Frederick L. 
Cunningham, Richard D. 
Carley Walter R. 
Cooper, Arthur L. 
Copenhaver, William M. 
Cottingham, C. T. 
Choate, Isaac W. 
Chessman, Frank N. 
Carpenter Fred B. 
Church, W. Ray. 

Conrad, Ralph J. 
Constant, Charles E. 
Cottingham, George. 
Cunningham H. R 
Clark, Charles R. 

Cole, John W. 

Dahlgren, Albin 
Deimling, Wm. L. 

Dietz, John F. 

DeNoille, Robt. W. 
Dickey, Jas. H. 

Dietrich, John—P. M. 
Diggs, Roy L. 



1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


3 


Dolliver, William S. 
Durkee, Elton S. 

Dutcher, Louis W.—P. 
Davidson, C. N. 

De Yore, C. M. 

Dietrich, John M. 
Donaldson, Charles M. 
Dehler, Paul J. 

Doty, Percy. 

Eathorne, L. S. 

Edy, John N. 

Elge, August 
Ellis, Wyman 
Eaton, D. W. 

Ettle. Karl E. 

Edwards, Robert F. 
Eichelberger, Frank 
Everett, Charles. 

Farris, Harry O. 

Ferguson, J. A. 

Flaherty, Edward L. 
Fletcher, Robt. H. 

Forbes, Robt. J. 

Ford, S. Clarence 
Forman, Joseph 
French, Hallett R. 

Fritschi, John B. 

Fryatt, Wm. H. 

Frye, Roy G. 

Fister, Harvey J. 

Frazier, Roy R. 

Forbes, Alex. 

Franzen, Robert. 

G-alusha, Hugh D. 
Garrett, Clarence B. 
Gaskill, A. R. 

G-aw, Hugh K. Jr,. 

Gay, J. Robb. 

Gould, Nicholas J. 

Graham, Frank B. 

Grant, Raymond C. 
Greenhalgh, Thos C. 
Gribble, Ulysses A. 
Grossman, Geo. C. 

Grover, L. P.—P. M. 
Gruner, Geo. L. 
Gunderson, Wm. M. 
Guyton, H. H. 

Gaw, George P. 

Gaw, Murray E 
Grorud, Albert A. 
Grossman, Henry W. 
Grossman, Leonard J.' 
Gruner, Harry 
Gustas, Peter 
Gammon, Nathan. 

Goodsill M. M. 

Godfrey, Ernest. 

Graves, Nelson F. 
Grossman, Fred J. 
Haegele, Geo. A.—P. M. 
Hammer, Richard A.—P.M. 
Haire, Chas. S.—P. M. 
Haire, Thos. C. 

Hamilton. Thos M. 
Hammond, Trevor O. 
Hampton, Thos.,M.—P. M. 
Hardie, Lorin F. 

Harkness, Harry C. 

Harper, Frederick 
Harris, Alex T. 

Harris, Robert E. 

Harrop, James H. 
Hartigan, Thos. F. 

Hartley, James 
Hauberg, Luther T. 

Hauser, Sam T., Jr. 

Hawk, Jos. V. 

Hawkins, Albert 
Head, Chas. H. 

Hedges, C., Jr.—P. M. 
Heller, Francis E. 

Henry, John E. 


Helseth, Goodwin 
Henniger, Math M.—P. M 
Higgins, Harold P. 
Hodgson, Joseph. 

Holmes, Geo. G. 
Horsewood, Geo. W. 
Horsky, Rudolph 
Houle, Jos. E. 

Houle, Wilbur 
Houston, John P. 

Hovet, Thos. 

Hugenin, Roscoe, C. 
Hazard, Leon S. 

Holman, Rowe S. 

Hoon, Kirby G. 

Houle, Rudolph. 

Hutchings, E. M. 

Holgate, W. R. 

Houle, Henry. 

Houston, George T. 
Hungate, W. D. 

Inch, Philip L. 

Ingersoll, Hugh. 

Jessop, Edward 
Johnson, A. C., Jr. 
Johnson, Bertram P. 
Johnson, Robt. F. 

Jones, F. D.—P G. M 
Judges, Arthur 
Jacobsen, Fred S. 

Jobb, James 
Jackson, L. P. 

Johnson, Frank A. 
Johnson, Herman, Jr. 
Johnson, James R. 

Jorud, Leslie H. 

Johnston, Harry T. 
Johnson, Lloyd M. 

Kain, Henry—P. M. 

Kain, John—P. M. 

Kaiser, Roland G. 
Kaufman, Harry H. 
Kaufman, Louis E. 

Keefe, Thos. E. 

Kennett, S. C. 

Khoury, Arthur 
Kohler, J. Victor 
Krueger, Augustus H. W. 
Kain, Harry A. 

Kelly, D. M. 

Kempter, E. C. 

Kennedy, Fred E. 

Koehler, Earl E. 

Kain, Alfred. 

Knapp, George W. 
Koehler, William. 

Lafleur, Zotique B., Sr. 
Lafleur, Zotique B., Jr. 
Langhorne, S. W.—P.G.M. 
Larson, H. Walter 
Lebkicker, Colin B. 

Lemon, Allan C. 

Lieberg, Englehart 
Lingquist, Frank W. 
Linnenkohl, Wm. S. 
Livingston, Robt. W. 
Lockey, John E. 

Lockey, John W. 

Lockey, R, Sr.—P. M. 
Lockey, Richard, Jr. 

Loeb, Albert T. 

Lott, Barton G. 

Luke, Robt. A. 

Lyon, Louis 
Lyon, Wm. H., Jr. 

Ladjan, Frank T. M. 
Longstaff. J. A. 

Laity, Arlington. 

Lippert, Ernest. 

McBride, John F. 
McCallum, Douglas S. 
McGaughey, J. T.—P. M. 
MacHaffie, William J. 


McKain, Herbert E. 

. McKee, Wm. F. 
McLaughlin, Thos. F. 
McLeod, John D.—P. M. 
McLeod, James B. 
McNerney, Geo. O. 

McVay, John F. 

McVay, W. P. 

McKennan, S. 

MacHaffie, E. D. 
MacNeill, Milo J. 
MacNeill, Luther K. 
Mahaffay, C. W.—P. M. 
Mannix, Thos. J. 

Mapes, Thos. A. 

Markert, Geo. C. 

Martien, Chas. H. 

Mattson, Jas. A. 

Mead, Harold O. 

Miller, John R. 

Miller, Thos. B. 

Miller, Wm. L. 

Miller, Wm. K. 

Mills, John S. 

Mills, Wm. E. 

Moore, W. A. 

Muchmore, Guy W. 
Meacham, Peter L. 

Mettler, Frank W. 

Martin, Fred J. 

Meyer, Frank E. 

Middleton Odd W. 

Moore, W. C. 

Mundt. Lester E. 
McCulley, F. M. 

Myles, W. J. 

Neill, Henry 
Neill, Frank W. 
Newcombe, W. E.—P. M. 
Nixon, Alban.—P. M. 
Norton, Alfred B. 

Newkirk, O. F. 

Newman, Ritchey O. 
Newman, James S. 

Nolan, E. R. 

Norris, James E. 

Nimmo, Robert C. 

O’Leath, Frank 
O’Connell, Brian D. 
O’Connell, John 
O’Connor, William J. 
Oleson, Ford L. 

Olson, Walter E. 

Opsahl, Ole P. 

Osgood, Ernest S. 

Ott, A. H. 

Parchen, Albert D. 
Parchen, Henry M.—P. M. 
Parker, Ernest W. 

Parrish, Jas. A. 

Patrick, Thos. C. 

Perry, Austin, D. 

Pfeiffer, Carl B. 

Pigott, Harry H.—P. M. 
Powers, Edward J. 

Pew, Howard 
Petersen, E. S. 

Phillips, Edwin A. 
Peterson, Arthur E. 

Race, Marshall N.—P. M. 
Reineman. A. L. 

Reeves, Howard I.—P. M. 
Reeves, A. I. 

Reeves, Geo. E. 

Rhein. Leo A. 

Reynolds, Oscar J. 
Richards, R. D. 

Ritz, August F. 

Roberts, Albert J. 
Robinson, Fred O. 

Romell, John 
Ross, John H. 

Ross, Otis 


RETURNS YEAR ENDING 


JUNE 30, 


4 


Rudd, Lecn E. 
Rosenow, Alfred H. 
Reeder, George K. 
Reid, Jacob H. 
Richardson, Guy H. 
Rittell, Frank E. 
Rathbun, C. E. 
Richardson, Thomas V 
Rickman, Brice. 
Raymer, Robert G. 
Ross, Angus A. 

Sadler, Omar T. 
Sanden, Eugene, E. 
Schlaadt, Garfield L. 
Schneider, August C.— 
Schuehle, Christopher, 
Schuyler, Howard C. 
Schneider, August M. 
Seger, John T. 

Stoner, Jesse. 
Sternagel, Fred. 

Scott, Chas. R. 
Sederberg, Albert W. 
Seidenbecker, Paul H. 
Sharp, Frank R.. 
Shaw, Leon 
Shaw, Russell A. 
Shobe, Waller 
Shober, John H. 
Sieger, Frank 
Sites, Jas. L. 

Smiib, David R. 
Smith, Frank M. 
Smith, Hedley F. 
Smith, L. Kelsey 
Smith, Lewis N. 
Smith, Linn. 

Smith, Paul W. 

Smith, Walter H. 
Soderberg, Carl G. 


Stadler, George E. 
Stafford, Jos. Z. 
Steinbuch, Robert 
Stewart, H. Edgar 
Stokes, Arthur B. 
Strobel, Roger L. 
Strong, Harry. 
Swinehart, Derland E. 
Sterling, Charles D. 
Scherrer, Robert G. 
Schaeffer, L. H. 
Schroeder, Philip G. 
Small, Walter A. 

Steele, Willard P. 

P. M.Strachan, W. R. 

Jr Smith, Herbert H. 
Smithers, S. McC. 
Swain, H. H. 

Sauers, H. H. 

Tirrell, Fred J. 
Taconette, Louis. 
Thayer, Oliver P. 
Taylor, Fred C. 
Thompson, Wm. B. 
Thomson, Wm. K. 
Tipling, Lawrence B. 
Tobey, Edward C. 
Tongren, Frank E. 
Tongren, Peter W. 
Tonn, Herman 
Toole, Jos. K.—P. M. 
Topping, Thos. 

Towler, C. B. 

Treacy, John L. 
Tucker, John L. 
Townsend, Bert P. 
Turner, Albert G. 
Tuttle, Thos. D. 
Tegnell, C. 0. 

Varde Bogart, G. H. 


Varney, Ralph L. 
Valentine, Charles P. 
VanBlaricom, S. 

VanSickle, George C. 
Veitch, R. H. 

Wallace, David R.—P. M. 
Wallace, Robert C. 
Warner, Andrew P. 

Ward, Arthur T. 

Warren, Asa H. 

Waters, Foley L. 

Webster, Lloyd M. 
Westland, Fred J. 

Whalen Will 
Whritenour, Jos. W. 
Whritenour, Marcus 
Wilson, Cecil V. 

Wilson, Myron V. 

Wilson, Gael G. 

Widolf, Edwin J. 

Wine, Jos. R. 

Word, Wm. F. 

Wright, Chas. H 
Wright, Chas. H. Jr. 
Wyatt, Knowles 
Werner, Merrill L. 

Wilson, Myron R. 

Wilson, Leslie E. 

Williams, Horace T. 
Wendel, Ed. J. 

Wardlaw, Alex. 

Wood, Claude E. 

Walden, Charles 0. 
Walker, Lewis A. 

Wedvig, Peter. 

Weenink, M. J. 

Zahneiser, R. S'. 
Zimmerman, Adolph A. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—John Brass, Moses F. Foster, Harry R. Hubbard, 
Earl R. Norris, Gust. Osterberg, Walter F. Reiss. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Edie St. Clair Smith. 

RAISED—Alfred J. Anderson, J. Lacy Anderson, E. H. Balkenhol, John M. 
Barbour, Paris H. Bartley, John W. Cole, Arlington Laity, Ernest Lippert, F. M. 
McOulley, Angus A. Ross, Fred J. Tirrell, Peter Wedvig, M. J. Weenink. 

ADMITTED—James Allan, M. A. Brannon, B. R. Burch, Charles R. Clark, 
Harry T. Johnston, Lloyd M. Johnson, W. J. Myles, Robt. G. Raymer, H. H. Sauers, 
Chas. O. Walden, Lewis A. Walker. 

DIMITTED—Charles L. Colbert, Charles D. Crouch. 

DIED—Paris B. Bartley, Robert S. Hamilton, Q. T. Keiningham, Wm. L. Lee, 
F. M. McConnell, W. Y. Pemberton. 

MEMBERS—477. 


NEVADA NO. 4.—Nevada City. 
Chartered January 29, 1866. 
Charter Surrendered October 4, 1888. 


MORNING STAR NO. 5.^—Helena. 

Chartered October 4, 1866. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 

W. C. Lorey, W. M. Joseph J. Hindson, Sec. Russell H. Hart, S. S'. 

Rae Q. Smith, S. W. Rudolph Snyder, S. D. Edwin S. Thomas, J. S. 

Dana E. Kelly, J. W. L. I. Kuntz, Jr., J. D. Alex. Wardlaw, Tyler. 

John N. Glass, Treas. 




1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


5 


Aldrich, Chester. 

Almon, Worth C.—P. M. 
Anderson, Owen W. 
Anderson, Charles H. 
Aggens, Otto C. 

Andrew, Wray 
Armstrong, W. K. 

Adams, Ed. 

Anderson, H. A. 

Barbour, Max W.—P. M. 
Baumgartner, Martin 
Beatty, George 
Bennett, W. G.—P. M. 
Bennett, Elmer H. 

Braasch, Raymond 
Burgess Starratt J.—P. M. 
Burgess, Starratt J., Jr. 
Burgess, Clyde L. 
Burrington, Harvey W. 
Byrnes, Owen 
Blixt, Lawrence E.—P. M. 
Brooks, Milo 
Bates, John O. 

Bostwick, Charles N. 
Bissell, John A. 

Biggs, W. M. 

Boardman, J. M. 
Breitenstein, W. G. 
Buckmiller, G-. A. 
Buckmiller, Henry J. 
Blanchard, John S'. 
Buckles, W. M. 

Barnett, H. 

Batch, Ered J. 

Bossier, W. F., Jr. 
Bossier, H. R. 

Bostrom, A. M. 
Buckmaster, N. 

Bohn, Robert Lee. 
Brazelton, Guy. 

Briese, Louis A. 

Bruce, C. P. 

Bruce, Robert J. 

Boreman, Ray. 

Berry, Sabine F. 

Burton, William S. 

Carlson, John 

Chivers, Joseph W.—P. M. 

Caird, Charles S. 

Christie, J. W.—P. M. 
Comfort, George R. 

Crouch, D. F. 

Jamming, A. E. 

Cartier, George E. 
Converse, W. K.—P. M. 
Chose, P. J. 

Churchill, Percy B. 
Cramer, L. T. 

Chezum, Henry L. 

Cook, Sherman S. 

Clifton, Charles H. 

Clarke. China R. 

Cathey, F. B. 

Clarke, A. G. 

Costain, Robt. F. 
Calmettes, R. L. 

Carlson, Carl W. 

Carlson, F. A. 

Carlson, Oscar M. 

Carlson, Victor L. 
Carstensen, P. H. 

Coe, Richard H. 
Culbertson, S. J. 

Catterlin, Floyd J. 

Coulter, Edgar. 

Davidson, Robert A. 

Davis, Llewellyn D. 
Drummond, Warren C. 
Drummond, Chester A. 
Duncan. Algernon J. 
DeCamp, Renan 
De Kay, A. B. 


Master Masons. 

Douglas, G-eorge 
Dudley, Beverly S. 

Dyer, James L. 

Dean, W. H. 

Davidson, G. A. 

Dunn, Dennis L. 

Ensign, Edwin L. 

Eckles, Gaylord B. 

Evans, Noble P. 

Evans, Earle W. 

Essig, George F. 

^rving, Harry 

Faust, George W.-—P. M. 

Fish, Meyer.—P. M. 

Fraser, R. A. 

Freeman, Geo. 0.—P. M. 
Ferguson, W. J. 

Froebe, F. J. 

Frantz, Lewis E. 

Fluhr, William H. 

Fisk, Earl H. 

Frohner, E. W. 

Gates, Marshall E. 

Gillnian, Harry. 

Goodall, H. A. B.—P. M. 
Goodall, Archie J.—P. M. 
Goodyer, W. S. 

Glass, Alex. J. 

Glass, James—P. M. 

Glass, John N. 

Galbraith, E. C. 

Gardner, Fred W. 

Garlow, Charles R. 

Gunn, Milton C. 

Gudem, George 
Groff, Lawrence S. 

Glass, George. 

Groseclose, Ben I. 

Glass, George Louis. 

Hahn, Valentine E. 
Hammer, A. 0. 

Hanscen, C. J. G. 

Hay, Benjamin. 
Henningsen, W. F. 
Hibbard, John H. 

Hibbard, Alfred T. 

Hilger, E. K. 

Holmes, H. W. 

Hopkins, W. R. 

Hindson, J. J.—P. M. 
Hitchcock, R. N. 

Holter, Norman B. 

Hovey, 4. S.—P. M. 
Huber, P. H. 

Hoffman, R. C. 

Holroyd, Fred 
Hames, Peter L. 

Higgins, J. S. 

Hoopes, T. N. 

Heisey, Charles W. 

Herrin, B. F. 

Herrin, T. H. 

Hindley, W. W. 

Hall, Charles D. 

Hart, Russell H. 

Hartung, William F. 
Hendricks. Riley E. 
Herman, Chester J. 
Herdon, Jesse B. 

Hoffman, W. W. 
Hillebrecht, »L. J. 

House, Clifford A. 

Hahn, Adolph A. 

Jansen, Martin 
Jennison, Charles P. 
Jones, John B. 

Jones, R. K. 

Jones, Benjamin E. 
Johnson, H. J. 

Just, J. J. 

Kessler, Charles N. 
Kessler, Fred E. 


King, Charles 
King, Charles F. 

King, J. R., Jr. 
Kirkendall, Thomas B. 
Kuntsler, David B. 
Kretlow, Carl E. 
xvreig, OUu 
Kedy, Dana E. 

Keefner, W. B. 

Kuntz, L. I., Jr. 

King, James H. 

Kirk, Walter L. 

Koch, E. G. 

Kellim, Harry H. 

LaBonte, W. B. 

Lawson, E. E. 

Licimvardt, B. H. 

Lorey, W. C. 

Livingston, Carlos D. 
Lloyd, George C. 

Lyon, James 1. 

LaFollette, G. E. 

Lee, John L. 

Liedle, Anthony A. 

Lytle, E. Marion. 
McIntosh, J. A. 

McComas, W. R. 
McFarland, Charles A. 
McCann, W S. 

McMaster, James 
McGaffick, Perry A. 
McLaughlin, D. E. 
McFarland, Earle O. 
McDonald, James W. 
Martin, F. C. 

Martin, Robert M. 
Mathews, J. R. 

Middlemas, David V. 
Middlemas, George N. 
Moreland, I. S. 

Motz, F. A. 

Mumbrue, Daniel P. 
Munger, Fred R. 

Muffley, C. S. 

Mulot, Louis V. 

Mayer, Herbert H. 
Marble, Walter E. 
Morrison, Charles H. 
Mintline, John G. 

Mann, W. M. 

Mason, Frank J. 

Meale Arthur J. 

Meale, Eric A. 

Miller, Alfred P. 

Mills, T. Clifford. 
Momany, William John. 
Newland, Thomas M. 
Newland, John W. 

Nash, E. D. 

•Nye, Edwin R. 

Nichols, Roy M. 

Norton. H. B. 

Nielson, John S. 

Opheim, Knute O. 

Owen, Joseph H. 
Patterson, Thomas 
Pickett, Harry G.—P. M. 
Pizer, David 
Price, Clinton O. 

Price, W. M. 

Peterson, R. T. 

Prouty, Arthur D. 
Padbury, Fred IT. 

Painton, John J. 

Pollock, James R. 

Poore, Philip G. 

Poad, Joseph E. 

Patchett, George W. 
Pidgeon, E. G. 

Purinton, Edwin R. 
Reeves, George P. 

Reinig, Charles N. 


RETURNS YEAR ENDING 


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Rufenacht, P. H. 
Rinda, Benjamin F. 
Reed, Edwin L. 
Retzlaff, Charles 
Rawlings E. B. 
Rutherford, R. C. 
Reardon, Timothy. 
Sires, Jerry H. 

Sloan, Charles D. 
Stabem, Charles 
Sultan, Jacob 
Switzer, Jacob 
Schaefer, Harry B. 
Sieger, W. Roy 
Smith, Richard DeB. 
Skeels, Frank H. 
Schell, Ernest G. 
Sweet, E. A. 
Scliwabe, Charles G. 
Sevison, Harold B. 
Soule, La Forest. 
Spalding, W. S. 
Smith, A. W. 

Scott, John S. 

Spratt, Thomas H. 


Schroeder, Arthur M. 
Shields, W. E. 
Shryock, J. W. 
Sinclair, L. H. 

Smith, Harry A. 
Smith, Rae Quincy 
Snyder, Rudolph 
Sparing, August 
Sparing, Paul 
Spencer, Roy A. 
Stuart, Robert W. 
Sullivan, H. F. 
Sanford, J. B. 

Seiler, Arthur. 

Smith, John J. 
Steckler, J. R. 
Summers, George F. 
Swanson, E. A. 
Stewart, James L. 
Thomas, Edwin S. 
Thurber, Hallet S'. 
Totten, W. R.—P. M. 
Teague, Loudon P. 
Thayer, Louis M. 
Taylor, Fred W. 


Tenkotte, H. J. 

Todd, James C. 

Toomey, E. G. 

Trerise, W. E. 

Tuttle, Claude H. 
Thomson, Olus. 

Truman, Joseph K. 

Ij rquhart, Findlay 
Lrquhart, J. H. 

Virden, Charles E. 
Wagstaff, Fred I. 
Wahigren, Adolph I. 
Wall, A. F. 
Warrensford, W. A. 
Weiber, A. H. 

Wirth, Nicholas C. 
Winter, A. W. 

Walters, Samuel F. 
Weiner, Harris. 

Walker. William S. 

West, Fred 

Whipple, Charles A., Jr. 
Welch, C. T. 

Woods, J. A. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Benj. W. Glendinning, Sam D. Goza, Jr., Fred E. 
Stark. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Percy George Kinney. 

RAISED—Ray Boreman, William S. Burton, Floyd J. Catterlin, Edgar Coulter, 
George F. Essig, Harry J. Erving, George Louis Glass, Adolph A. Hahn, Wm. John 
Momany, John S. Nielson, Timothy Reardon, James L. Stewart, Joseph K. Truman. 

ADMITTED—Sabine F. Berry. 

REINSTATED—Harry H. Kellim, James W. McDonald. 

DIMITTED—D. J. Geiman, Alan H. Johnson, H. S. Magraw, Jr., R. J. McBride, 
Fred H. Siegel. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Earl B. Bassett Copeland C. 
Burg, Alfred L. Coffey, H. C. Hendricks. 

DIED—Jacob L. DeHart, Jesse C. Ricker. 

MEMBERS—320. 


GALLATIN NO. 6.—Bozeman. 

Chartered October 4, 1866. 

Begular Meetings—Second and Fourth Wednesdays in each month. 


Officers. 

W. W. Goodman, W. M. E. H. Schumacher, Sec. 
George W. Roby, S. W. Fred F. Lay, S. D. 
Harry W. Beimstroh, J. W.E. W. Harland, J. D. 
James R. Poor, Treas. 


Anderson, C. B.—P. M. 
Arnold, John M.—P. M. 
Applegate, C. M. 
Benepe, F. L. 

Boddy, Geo. F. 

Biering, H. C. 

Busch, A. J. 

Beimstroh, H. W. 

Black, J. F.—P. M. 
Brinig, Louis. 

Busch, Apollo G.—P. M. 
Barclay, Willis J. 

Black, Bayard A. 

Bohart, Seth F. 

Cain, J. B.—P. M. 
Cooper, Walter.—P. M. 
Cameron, A. A.—P. M. 
Cunningham, M. S. 
Crocket, Sam C. 

Clarke, Albert G. 


Master Masons. 

Condon, Reece A. 

Cook, Geo. H. 

Caven, F. H. 

Cline, John F. 

Davis, O. P.—P. M. 
Daggett, C. O. 

Davenport, Geo. C.—P. M. 
Edwards, J. S. 

Evans, N. P. . 

Foree, J. S. 

Foree, Wm. F. 

Gow, Arthur P. 

Goodman, W. W. 

Gruwell, Jasper. 

Grant, Herbert P. 

Gray, Frank M. 

Gilkerson, T. J. 

Griffith, R. C. 

Hollier, L. S. 

Huff, Jos. E.—P. M. 


A. J. Hanks, S. S. 
F. H. Caven, J. S. 

J. S. Edwards, Tyler. 


Hemler, A. L. 

Harland, E. W. 

Halsey, Lee D. 

Hanks, A. J. 

Jump, C. W. 

Kremer, Harry D. 
Kremer, W. J. 

Kiggins, D. F. 

Lewis, Thomas.—P. M. 
Labertew, J. W. 

Lay, Fred F.—P. M. 
Lee, Wm. E. 

Maynard, E. A. 

Michel, Karl. 

Mitchell, R. P. 

Miller, Christ. 

Moore, J. E. 

Marshall, J. H. 
Mitchell, Leroy P. 
Masterson, Howard. 



1923 


GRAND LODGE OE MONTANA, 


T 


Morton, Chas. H. 

Mason, H. M. 

McElroy, H. S. 

Maxey, William. 

Norman, Tiieo. 

Norman, Prank A. 

Nelson, H. C.—P. M. 
Patterson, W. A. 
Patterson, D. H. 

Poor, J. R. 

Patrick, E. T. 

Parkin, E. J.-—P. M. 

Poor, Arthur I. 

Powell, A. C. 

Quigley, R. J. 

Robertson, Jas. M.—P. M 
Reid, W. B. 


Reynolds, E. M.—P. M. 
Roberts, Chas. J. 

Roby, George W. 

Stanton, B. T.—P. M. 
Studnicka, W. A. 

Soper, C. W. 

Stewart, W. R. C.—1‘. M. 
Schumacher, E. R. 
Safley, Geo. R. 

Sales, A. H. 

Simpson, Ralph L. 
Stillman, A. Z. 

Sperling, Elias. 

Sperling, Myer. 

Surface, Roy M. 

Treat, Don E. 

Tullock, J. H. 


Threlkeld, O.O. 
Thompson, L. H. 

Van Zandt, J. N. 

Van Turffs, Harry. 
Westfall, W. W. 
Walrath, A. J. 

Wilson, M. R. 

Williams, E. H.—L\ M 
Walton, Alburn. 

White, Scott Reid. 
Wilson, W. E. H. 
Walton, Ernest. 

Wingo, John R. 
Wagner, Louis H. 
loung, H. S. 

Zietzke, E. A. 


RAISED—Seth Frank Bohart, John Fred Cline, William Maxey, Roy M. Surface. 
DIMITTED—H. B. Davis, Harold W. Stewart. 


DIED—E. D. Ferguson, Fred M. Heller. 


MEMBERS—110. 


DIAMOND CITY NO. 7.—White Sulphur Springs. 
Chartered October 4, 1866. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Saturdays in each month. 

Officers. 


R. J. Schaffarzick, W. M. Wm. Schaffarzick, Sec. 
E. R. Lausted, S. W. A. P. Johnson, S. D. 

M. D. Holmes, J. W. E. Y. Fretwell, J. D. 

C. A. Linn, Treasurer. 

Master Masons. 


inderson, J. Wilson. 
4nderson, George Eldon. 
Brown, Alex. 

Bryan, Edward B. 
Bruckert, A1 Sr. 
Bruckert, Al. Jr. 

Baxter, E. C. 

Brebner, A. M. 

Blan.iing, R. F. 

Butler, E. J. 

Bruner, T. A. 

Clark, Melville D. 
Christison, Andrew. 
Christison, James. 

Cook, Chas. W.—P. M. 
Chamberlain, James. 
Church, John L. 

Collins, R. S. 

Coad, John S. 

Culler, Geo. E. 

Coburn, William H. 
Donaldson, Walter A. 
Edwards, Avon D. 
Fowlie, Geo., Jr.—P. M. 
Ford, W. L.—P. M. 
Fretwell Earl Yeston. 
Giltinan, Harry J. 


Gaddis, Chas. G. 

Gilhus, Dr. T. 

Gile, E. W.—P. M. 

Gile, R. S. 

Gile, Cliff G. 

Grant, James P. 

Griffin, Leslie, J. 
Haines, Charles S. 
Hampton, M. B.—P. M. 
Harmon, Edgar F. 
Huffman, Edmon. 
Hunsaker, Isaac F. 
Harris, Albert O.—P. M. 
Holmes, M. D. 

Johnston, John F. 
Johnston, Jas. L.—P. M. 
Johnson, Archie P. 
Johnston, T. M. 

Kumpe, Geo. E. 

Lausted, E. R. 
Laybourne, Wallace M. 
Linn, C. A.—P. M. 
McDonald, L. A. 
McDonald, Fred A. 
McKay, Daniel E. 
McGill, Layton. 

Manger, Richard. 


W. M. Laybourne, S. S. 
Edmon Huffman, J. S, 
Elmer J. Butler, Tyler. 


Nicholson ,A. J. Jr.—P. M. 
Nagues, Geo. B.—P. M. 
Nagues, J. R. 

Nagues, Raymond G. 

Olson. D. S. 

Pelarski, William D. 
Phillips, John E. 

Potter, John. 

Potter, John Y. 

Price, John D. 

Ringling, Richard T. 
Sampson, Eugene C. 
Spencer, A. C. 

Sherman, Grant W.—P. M. 
Sarter, Max. 

Stewart, James H. 
Schaffarzick, Wm.—P. M. 
Schaffarzick, R. J. 

Smith, Steven* H. 

Teague, Edw. R. 
Woodward, Samuel C. 
Wight, Chas. H. Jr. 

Wood, James T.—-P. M. 
Wallace, James R. 

Williams, George L. 
Winters, Theo. J. 


RAISED—Cliff G. Gile, Richard T. Ringling, Theo J. Winters, James R. Wallace. 
REINSTATED—George L. Williams. 

DIMITTED—George H. Bell, Arthur Harris. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Robert W. Glover. 

DIED—S. J. Billington, George W. Collins, Jesse T. Harry, N. B. Smith. 


MEMBERS—80. 


WASATCH NO. 8.—Salt Lake City. 

Chartered October 7, 1867. 

United in Forming the Grand Lodge of Utah, January 16, 1872, 




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KING SOLOMON’S NO. 9.—Helena. 

Chartered October 7, 1867. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 

Andrew L. Milne, W. M. Emil Kluge, Secretary. William W. Casper, S. S. 

Melvin J. Davis, S. W. Louis J. Fischl, S. D. John C. Shaddick, J. S. 

Al. H. Davis, J. W. J. H. Doerr, J. D. Alexander Wardlaw, Tyler. 

M. Lloyd Gans, Treas. 


Alley, Enos Eugene. 
Anderson, Robt. James. 
Anderson, Willard T. 
Anderson, Reuben V. 
Anderson, Ernest W. 
Anderson, William K. 
Avery, Frank E. 

Adamson James M., Jr. 
Allison, Arlin Joseph. 
Anderson, Harold R. 
Aronson, G. A. 

Baer, Irvin. 

Balliet, Samuel A.—P. K. 
Barnes, George R. 

Bakker, 0. E. 

Barnett, Benjamin W. 
Barney, Julius. 

Beach, David. 

Benson, Charles A. 

Berg, George C. 

Bingham, Burt J. 

Bill, Walter George. 
Bishop, Charles L. 
Blacker, Jacob C. 
Bowden, Malcolm. 

Boyer, Isaac. 

Bray, Archie C. 

Bray, Charles H. 

Brazier, John J. 

Brooke, Benj. C. 

Brown, George. 

Bruce, Walter H. 
Bumgarner, Jesse A. 
Blake, Lewis M. 

Bryant, Charles B. 
Bowman, Elmer Kenneth. 
Blume, Henry Edward. 
Brownlow, Thomas B. 
Bailey, Henry Theron. 
Brackett, James Harvey. 
Canaday, George W. 

Card, Walter. 

Carlson, John B. 
Carstensen, Henry E. 
Casper, William W. 
Chatfield, M. D. 

Chestnut, F. T. 

Chestnut, Thomas J. 
Cochran, Charles. 

Cohen, LeAvis A. 

Colville, Andrew R. 
Conway, George B. 

Cooney, Thomas J. 
Cooper, Harry. 

Crayon, William F. 
Currah, John C. 

“Curie, James Lambie 
Carbis, John A. B. 
'Carlson, Harry Wallace. 
Cooper, Charles H. 
Dailey, Charles G. 

Davis, Albert H. 

Davis, Joseph. 

Davis, Melvin J. 
Davenport, P. E. 

Dawdy, Charles A. 

Dehler, August G. 

Dehler, Rudolph W. 

Dell. Frank J. 

Denier, Emil H. 


Master Masons. 

Dexter, John. 

Dickinson, William H. 
Dickinson, William Q. 
Dittlmeier, Andrew J. 
Doerr, Jacob. 

Dorrance, A. P.—P. M. 
Drake, Frank W. 
Dryburgh, John—P. M. 
Dryburgh, Wm.—P. M. 
Durfee, Roy L. 

Doerr, Jacob Henry 
Dryburgh, John E. 

Dyll, Charles John 
Dennis, Francis Getchell. 
Dorrance, Freeman L. 
Edwards, James C. 

Ehrlich, Cha-des. 
Evangelisti, Frank—P. M. 
Eybel, Charles. 

Edgerton, John.—P. M. 
Edwards, Jack E. 

Elvis, Peter 
Erickson, Ernest Sam 
Erickson, Samuel 
Eybel, Charles George. 
Faessler, Adolph.—P. M. 
Fenn, Frank J. 

Fleming, Roy. 

Fleming, Sam. 

Fischl, Adolph. 

Fischl, Emanuel.-- P M. 
Fischl, Louis J. 

Fisher, Henry. 

Fisher, Frank Earl. 
Fletcher, George B. 
Fligelman, Herman. 

Floyd, Robert A. 

Fowler, Joseph Byron. 
Freeh, Louis T. 

Franklin. William 
Fraser, Harrison D. 
Freeser, John H. 

Fritz, Edward W. 

Funk, Edward W. 

Fuller, George N. 

Gans, David S. 

Gans, M. Lloyd. 

Glass, Elvin J. 

Gloege, H. W.—P. M. 
Gonzalez, Frank E. 
Goldberg, Abe. 

Goldberg, Leo. 
Gortemoller, Adolf. 
Gotthardt, George Jr. 
Greenhood, Benjamin. 
Gronfein, H. Mayer. 
Guinan, W. E. 

Gilpatrick, Stephen F. 
Gotthardt. Jacob 
Graham, Roy D. 

Grant, George G. 

Gusey, Albert William 
Gaustad Gustaf O. 
Gibbons, Roy A. 

Goodale, Henry James. 
Goodno Alvin Leonard. 
Haytin, John J. 

Haytin, Joseph. 

Heidel, Charles S. 

Heller, Robert. 


Hepner, H. S.—P. G. M. 
Hirsch, Frank E. 
Hirshberg, Joseph. 
Hochberg, Charles. 
Holzman, Julius. 

Horsky, Anton. 

Horsky, Anton J. —P. M. 
Horsky, Euward. 

Horsky, John. 

Horsky, Joseph. 

Hoss, Fred E. 

Hull, William T. 

Hurvitch, Samuel. 

Hahn, Harry J. 

Harris, Wiley B. 

Hillis, Thomas W. 

Hanson, Robert Thomas. 
Hartwig, Charles B. 
Heaton, Reece. 

Howard, Francis A. 

Israel, Louis J.—P.*M. 
Iverson, Peter C. 

Jacobs, Max. 

Jahr, Noel. 

Jackson, John William. 
Johnson, Elmer M. 
Johnson, Carl William. 
Johnston, Ellis A.—P. M. 
Jones, Frank E. 

Joranger, Christ E. 
Joffray, Eugene Nicholas. 
Johnson Arthur Levine. 
Johnson, Ernest August. 
Johnson. Fred Albert. 
Jones, William S. 

Kaller, Henry F. 

Keffer, Noah James. 

Keith, Forrest E. 

Kelley, Leo Thomas. 

King, Geo. W. 

King, Joseph H. 

Kirk wold, Oliver C. 

Kluge, Emil. 

Koch, Henry G. 

Kohlberg, Sam. 

Kromer, Auren E.—P. M. 
Krug, Harry George. 
Kuehn, William T. 

Keith, Elmer M. 

Korizek, William Anton. 
Lamb, William A. 
Lanstrum, George W. 
Lanyon, Jam^s. 

Larson, Charles A. 

Larson, Raymond G. 
Lavigne, Frank E. 

Lemert, Rae J.—P. M. 
Levy, Adolph. 

Lewis, James M. 

Lightner, A. B.—P. M. 
Loble, Lester H. 
Lockwood, William S. 
Locker, Benjamin James. 
Lohman, Fred. 

Lundberg, G. Gordon. 
Langenbach, Chaides L. 
Lohman, Louis 
Labonte, Fred Eugene. 
Lamb, Henry A. 

Lambert. William L. 


1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


9 


Lay, Claude Larue. 

Lefler, Charles Marion. 
Linton, William. 
Lockeman, Wm. Henry. 
Lyle, Andrew. 

McCann, Darrell Irving. 
McFarline, John P. 
McKinney, Charles H. 
McDonough, Stephen A. 
McNamee, James F.—P. J 
McBride, Charles Albert 
McKinney, Alva D. 
MacDonald, James S. 
MacKenzie, Walter John. 
Magnusen, Denny. 

Mares, Joseph. 

Mares, Wesley. 

Marks, David.—P. M. 
Matthews, Burt E. 
Mattmiller, Charles A. 
Melhorn, Zebulon P. 
Melugin, William J. 
Mergenthaler, Geo. Fred. 
Mills, Thomas E. 

Milne, Andrew L. 

Milne, Robert M. 

Moore, Joseph L. 

Moore, Nelson. 

Morris, Moses.—P. G. M. 
Mott, William E. 
Mulliken, Arthur. 

Minugh. William L. 

Mills, Thomas A. 

Naegele, Fred. 

Nelson, Harry C. 

NeAvton, Frank A. 

Nimmo, John P. 

Noel, Bert L. 

Nordlie, Emil H. 

Nyman, Carl A. 

Naegele, Eugene Fred 
Olsen, John I. 

Ogden, Floyd Price. 
Palmquist, Ernest J. 

Park, Alfred Lynn. 
Penwell, Lewis.—P. M. 
Pew, Charles E.—P. M. 
Pfeiffer, Fred. 

Piersky, Joseph L. 
Piersky, Otto J. 

Pitman, George F. 


Porter, William H. ' 

Pratt, Arthur C. 

Pratt, S. B. 

Prim, Eric C. 

Ramsey, George L 
Rauser, Charles J. 

Redding, George A. 

Reiche, Godfrey I. 
Reifenrath, Chas. H. 
Rhoades, James W. 
Robinson, Thomas M. 
RoAvley, James C. 

Rumpf, Henry. 

Ring, Samuel C. 

Rogers, Charles W. 

Rogers, James W. 

Rogers, Leslie M. 

Rudio, George. 

Ryner, George. 

Raymond, Clarence E. 
Redpath, Charles Albert 
Russell, William Phelps 
Retzlaff, F. H. 

Raymond, Dan. 

Rowand, Charles A. 
Rowand, John A. 
Schneider, Paul. 
Shoemaker, E. M.—P. M. 
Showers, Samuel H. 

Smith, Forrest J. 

Smith, J. Miller. 

Solari, Peter. 

Sorenson, William G. 
Sieben, Henry. 

Silverman, M. 

Silverman, Moz J. 

Spence, George Luther. 
Stadler, Louis. • 

Staff. Mathias.—P. M, 
Stamback, Geo. W.—P. M. 
Stamback, Ross. 

Stark, Ignatz. 

Stark, Robert. 

Starz, Emil. 

Stewart, Charles T. 

Stubbs, Charles L. 
Swanson, Arthur O. 

Sayre, Henry C. 

Sears, W. W. 

Schulke, Walter H. 
Shaddick, John Charles. 


Smith, Robert L. 

Soule, Raymond. 

Spetz, Carl EdAvin. 

Streets, B. R. 

Sanden, Fred. 

Spear, William Henry. 
Sanders, Charles. 

Snyder, Oscar D. 

Stearns, John William. 
Tamblyn, L. R. 

Tamblyn, Oliver R. 
Thompson, John G. 

Toman, Edward M. 

Tracy, Levin M. 

Turner, Robert Rutherford. 
Tinker, George M. 
Thompson, Steward McK. 
Tough, Peter. 

Thibedou, Robert Francis, 
linmack, Oscar. 

Van Cleve, Clarence E. 
Vance, Henry Richard 
Waldman, John. 

Walker, Edwin J. 

Wait, Daniel J. 

Walters, Nils P. 

Walters, Otto P. 

Weigel, Fred. 

Weigel, Henry J. 

Weigel, Garnet J. 

Weigel, Louis.—P. M. 
Weinstein, Max. 

White, Daniel E. 

Williams, John. 

Witmer, Joseph R.—P. M. 
Witmer, M. A. 

Witmer, Percy R. 

Worden, Chester E.—P. M. 
Wayne, Edgar E. 

Wright, Arthur Fernam 
White, Wellington I. 
Walker, Lindner H. 
Winestine, Norman. 

Wood, Glenn W. 

West, Leon H. 

Yoakum, Louis. 

Young, Harry B. 

Young, John Hatton. 

Yost, Walter Elmer. 
Zschau, Emil E. 

Zoubeck, Joseph C. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Giles Thayer Bennett, Walter Ellis Kelley. 
FELLOW CRAFTS—Ned B. Crossman, Clarence T. Hennessy, Harry M. Hen- 
nessy, Wm. A. Retzloff, Wynn A. Tower. 

RAISED—Henry Theron Bailey, James Harvey Brackett, William S. Jones, 
John William Stearns, Robert Francis Thibedeau, Walter Elmer Yost. 
ADMITTED—Leon H. West. 

REINSTATED—James E. Klock. 

DIMITTED—Robert John Dilley, Edward C. Elliott, James E. Klock. 

DIED—Francis H. Blanding, Ross H. Graham, I. L. Israel, M. E. Knowles. 


MEMBERS—363. 


SUMMIT NO. 10.—Summit City. 

Chartered October 7, 1867. 
Charter Surrendered June 7 , 1874. 


FLINT CREEK NO. 11.—Philipsburg. 


Chartered October 7, 1867. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


A. L. Powers, W. M. 

R. E. Perey, S. W. 

Earl B. Patten, J. W. 

A. J. Murray, Treasurer. 


E. E. Blumenthal, Sec. 
M. H. Hunt, S. D. 
Ralph L. McLeod, J. D. 


John Hickey, S. S'. 
George W. Shively, J. S. 
W. W. Williams, Tyler. 




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JUNE 30, 


Ainsley, John.—P. M. 
Albright, W. E. 

Atwater, G. L. 

Anstice, Fred. 

Applegate, A. L. 

Baker, C. C.—P. M. 
Blumenthal, E. E.—P. M. 
Bowen, Fred.—P. M. 
Burks, Fred C. 

Bryan, M. H.—P. M. 
Bowie, A. P. 

Blumenthal, E. L. 
Bergquist, E. H. 

Burks, George Edwin. 
Cain, W. O. 

Cartier, Geo. A. 

Clark, S. B. 

Congdon, Geo. S. 

Dale, E. L. 

Downing, Geo. C. 

Durfee, M. C.—P. M. 
Draper, F. M. 

Day, George W. 

Doe, Everett M. 

Easterly, Fay. 

Featherman, FLA. —P. M. 
Fisher, W. H.—P. M. 
Forbes, E. M. 

Geiger, Fred. 

Gilbert, E. F. 

Grigg, Alfred. 

Grigg, Sidney H. 

Hannah, E. A. 

Hannah, K. E. 

Harris, John B. 

Hickey, John. 


Master Masons. 

Hixson, Geo. C. 

Huffman, A. S. 

Huffman, R. J. 

Hauck, Herman L. 
Herring, Claud E. 
Hibbard, R. G. 

Horrigan, F. W. 

Huber, Emanuel. 

Hunt, M. H. 

Helix, Otto A. 

Hyder, Charles A. 

Irvine, Edwin. T. 
Johnston, Angus—P. M. 
Kaiser, John.—P. M. 
Kaiser, R. M. 

Kennedy, John D. 
Kroger, F. W. 

Kroger, W. W.—P. M. 
Knatz, Harry 
Kramer, W. L. 

Leonard, B. A. 
MacDonald, A.—P. M. 
MacDonald, D N.—P. M. 
MacDonald, K. D. 

Marsh, E. A.—P. M. 
MacKenzie, Allen S. 
MacKenzie, W. H. 
McDonel, H. R. 

McLeod, R. L. 

McDonald, A. R.—P. M. 
McDonald. L. H. 
McDougal, Jas. M. 
McClees, S. E. 

McDonald, Charlie H. 
Mersereau, 0. C.—P. M. 


Mussigbrod, L. S. 

Murray, A. J.—P. M. 
Nevling, Geo. E. 

Northey, Jas. E.—P. M. 
Nelson, George P. 

Neal, Paul. 

Odion, George E. 

Palmer, Edw. 

Page, John R. 

Perey, F. L. 

Perraut, Peter. 

Pike, C. A.—P. M. 

Power, W. I.—P. M. 
Powers, A. L. 

Pullar, C. N. 

Patten, Earle B. 

Perey, R. E. 

Page, Vatis. 

Rahlfs, C. C. 

Rodda, John.—-P. M. 
Rundell. R. J. 

Scott, Wm. C. 

Springer, E. E. 

Shively, George W. 

Sterns, Earl W. 

Scott. W. R. 

Stoddard, A. D. 

Taylor, P. E. 

Thompson, Ezra R.—P. M. 
Valiton, R. J. 

Vestal, H. A. 

Weaver, Geo. D. 

Wileman, F. E. 

Williams, W. W. 

Wyman, F. A. 

Wilson, Lyle F. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE Si—D. T. Oonkling, Frank Conley, R. D. Metcalfe. 
RAISED—George Edwin Burks, Everett M. Doe, Otto A. Helix, Charles A. 
Hyder, Charles H. McDonald, George E. Odion. 

REINSTATED—E. H. Bergquist. 

DIMITTED—W. H. Calvert, F. G. Dratz. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—L. H. Johnson, J. A. McLeod. 
DIED—Lawrence Hauck, C 1 . T. Huffman, William J. Kelly. 


MEMBERS—107. 


RED MOUNTAIN NO. 12.—Red Mountain City. 
Chartered October 7, 1867. 

Charter Surrendered October 7 , 1872. 


MISSOULA NO. 13.—Missoula. 

Chartered October 5, 1868. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays in each month. 


Levi Withee, W. M. 

C. R. Heath, S. W. 

C. E. Day, J. W. 

Newell Gough, Treasurer. 


Adams, Marcellus. 
Adams, Ralph B. 
Aherns, Herman G. 
Akin, William F. 
Anderson, Edwin C. 
Angevine, Fred R. 
Angevine, Rufus W. 
Applegate, Vincent G. 
Arnold. Ralph L. 

Ault, George D. 


Officers. 

H. L. Sadler, Secretary. 
J. E. Halterman, S. D. 
P. J. Wadsworth, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Alfele, J. W. C. 

Allison, J. H. 

Avery, Harvey B. 

Ayers, Glenn C. 

Albert, Frank J. 

Allen, W. M. 

Allison, O. M. 

Bail'd, Alva C. 

Baird, Charles N. 

Baird, Earl F. 


Alvin E. Lister, S. S. 
Harry A. Lowe, J. S. 
John C. Carlen, Tyler. 


Baker, Frank A. 

Barnes, C. A. 

Barnwell, E. H. 

Barrett, James. 

Barrett, William A. 
Bates, Harry S. 

Beall, Robert N.—P. M. 
Beard, John W. 

Beard, LeBaron M. 
Bedell, Maurice N. 




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Behner, Otto C. 
Benjamin, Bryant O. 
Bennett, William W. 
Berry, W. W. 

Besancon, Albert. 
Billings, Guy C. 

Bishop, Arthur F. 
Bloomquist, Charles J. 
Boles, Orin F. 

Boomer, H. B. 

Boos, E. H. 

Boos, Oscar.—P. M. 
Borg, Frank. 

Bower, Frank A. 

Boyer, J. L. 

Bradley, Roy H. 
Brechbill, John M. 
Brechbill, Samuel C. 
Bresee, Harry. 

Brewer, F. F. 

Brewer, Vincent R.—P. 
Broman, Karl G. 
Brooks, George F. 
Brooks, William B. 
Buck, Clarence H. 

Buck, Fred E. 

Buck, Henry. 

Buell, Henry M. 

Bulen, Leon L.—P. M. 
Bulen, Elmer E. 

Bunge, Louis E. 
Burdick, Samuel E. 
Burton William. 

Baker, LeRoy N. 
Ballard, S. W. 

Bawden, Howard 
Bennett, Irvine J. 
Bergstrom, Henry 
Brechbill, W. W. 
Ballard, R. E. 

Beale, H. S. 

Booth, B. G. 

Boyd, J. P. 

Bryan. W. P. 

Bell, H. O. 

Brown, Alexander. 
Brown, J. P. 

Baird, H. L. 

Boberg, A. A. 

Callahan, John D. 
Callahan, J. T. 

Cameron, Harry F. 
Campbell, John L. 
Campbell, Roy C. 
Campbell, William E. 
Carlen, John C. 

Carter, Elmer J. 

Chester, Thomas. 
Chilcote, Harvey A. 
Clarke, Osgood F. 
Clarkson, Charles M. 
Clifton, John M. 

Clute, E. A. 

Lcbban, Robert M. 
Coffee, Sid J. 

Cole, George A. 
Coleman, William F. 
Collar, Elmer H. 

Collins, Neil P. 

Connell, George Don. 
Corbin, Melvin B. 
Cordz, Sofus A. G. 
Cowan, Fred W. 

Craig, G. Herbert. 
Crego, Herbert. 

Cuplin, Ralph B. 

Carlen, Frank R. 
Carson, C. M. 

Cassill, Scott K. 

Coan, John B. 

Colby, C. A. 

Craddock, H. E. 

Crater, George B. 


Carlson, Martin. 

Caras, Sam K. 
Christensen, Earl. 

Clark, F. M. 

Clarke, H. H. 

Coffee, O. E. 

Craig, C. E. 

Christian, E. F. 

Craig, H. B. 

Crough, G. B. 

Davis, Walter E. 

Day, Henry E.—P. M. 
Day, Louis C. 

Dean, George L. 

DeBorde, Walter A. 
Dickman, Charles. 
Dimmick, Charles S. 
Dixon, Joseph M.—P. M. 
Dodds, Edgar F. 

Dodds, Raymond B. 

M. Dore, James B. 

Dow, Herbert J. 

Downey, J. S. 

Draper, S. H. 

Dreyer, John F. 

Dreyer, Osden E. 

Drury, Frank W. 
Duncan, Asa L. 

Dagenais, Joseph 
Dawson, J. M. 

Day, Charles E. 

Dinsmore, Oliver R. 
Daughters, Freeman. 
Denton, A. E. 

DeKraay, H. E. 

Durand, A. C. 

DePirro, Amandeus. 
Duncan, T. W. 

Eaheart, Floyd I. 

Eaheart, John M. 

Earley, Joseph E. 
Eastridge, John W. 
Elliott, William G. 

Ellis, Edward G. 

Ennis, Leslie C. 

Erfert, Fred J. 

Evans, John M. 

Evarts, William R. 
Engler, Henry. 

Ewen, Jean. 

Eplin, John. 

Fabert, Louis S. 

Farrell, R. J. 

Feddersohn, Peter. 

Fee, Ira B. 

Fernald, Sydney W. 
Forssen. Gus. 

Fosterling, Jesse W. 
Fraser, William I. 
Fredericks, Leif . 
Freeman, Osman. 

Freeze, Edwin H. 
Freisheimer, George. 
Faulds, J. R. 

Fowler, J. F. 

Garburg, L. E. 

Garlington, 0. C. 

Gatley, Rev. H. S. 
Gerber, Paul H. 

Getchell, Andy M. 
Gharrett, Scott. 

Glover, William H. 
Golding, Bert 0. 
Goodfellow, Leslie W. 
Gough, Newell. 

Graff, P. W. 

Grant, John. 

Grant, Water W. 
Grossman, Herman J. 
Gruner, Charles V. 
Green, John T. 

Griswold, Kenneth D. 
Gates. H. B. 


Gardnier, A. J.. 

Grant, A. W. 
naiford, Floyd S. 

Hall, J. E. 

Halverson, Norman C. 
Hamilton, Gavin W. 
Hammond, Andrew B. 
Hanson, W. F. 

Harland, W. E. 

Harper, William. 

Harriott, Edward E. 
Hartley, James E. 
Haughan, Edward. 
Haviland, David J. 
Hazelton, Horatio—P. M. 
Heckman, E. F. 

Henderson, Ben W. 
Henley, Arleigh F. 

Henley, John B. 

Hensolt, George F. S'. 
Hershey, Elmer E. 

Hicklin, John W. 

Hodson, Lorenzo D. 

Hogan, Frank G. 

Holt, Ole N. 

Hoopes, Wm. P.—P M. 
Hornsby, Harry ,T. 

Hodson, Paul M. 

Howard, Joseph W. 
Howarth, Frank L. 
Hughes, Elmer. 

Huiibut, Henry II. 
Haltermau, J. E. 

Hammell, V. B. 

Heath, C. R. 

Herzog, John M. 

Hofstetter, George 
Hughes, Robert B. 

Hull, William 
Hurtt, Leon C. 

Hodson, Lysle. 

Herring, C. W. 

Hayes, H. H. 

Hoaglund, H. P. 

Hopkins, C. L. 

Horrell, W. H. 

Harper, Leland. 

Hunter, W. W. 

Icard, R. L. 

Inman, Frank H. 

Irwin, W. A. 

Ilse, E. H. 

Irving, J. P. 

Jacky, Valentine.—P. M. 
Jacobs, Frank B. 

Jahr, Elmer M. 

Jameson, Eugene A. 
Jameson, Harry L. 

James, Joseph L. 

Jean, William T. 

Jeffrey, John M. 

Johnson, George H. 
Johnson, Harley C.—P. M. 
Johnson, John L. 

Johnson, L. E. 

Jones, Frank T. 

Jones, H. J. 

Johnson, E. M. 

Johnson, C. J. 

Johnson, Grover C. 

Jones, C. J. 

Kain, George A. 

Keeney, William D. 

Keith, Harold L. 

Keith, John M. 

Keith, R. W. 

Kellum, N. A. 

Kemp, James S. Jr. 

Kemp, R. W.—P. M. 
Kennedy, Frank L. 
Ketcham, Samuel H. 
Kiefer, Norman W. 
Kirkhart, K. L. 


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RETURNS YEAR ENDING 


JUNE 30, 


Knowles, Albert D. 

Kohn, Irvin L. 

Kramer, Benjamin F. 
Kutchins, V. Sherwood. 
Kent, Hugh, Jr., 

Langmaid, Stephen I. 
Langston, Charles F. 
Larson, Claude M. 
Latimer, John R.—P. M. 
Lawrenson, Charles. 
Ledlie, John M. 

Lemen, Harry J. 

Lentz, Theodore.—P. M. 
Lindborg, Charles. 

Lister, Alvin E. 

Lister, John W.—P. M. 
Loffnes, .Peter F. 

Logan, Andrew. 

Long, William G. 

Love, Niles G. 

Lowe, Harry A. 

Lucas, D. P. 

Lundgren, John M. 
Lawrenson, George R. 
LeClaire, A.^ F. 

Leonard, F. L. 
Lowdermilk, W. C. 

Lyle, James H. 

Lacklen, Jesse. 

Lembke, L. J. 

Lumby, C. J. 

Lakey, J. D. 

Lease, Harley. 

LeClaire, A. C. 

Lovely, Guy W. 

McBride, Orin W. 

McCoy, Archer A. 

McGee, George W. 
McGhee, John J. 
McIntosh, Frank J. 
McIntosh, John A. 

McKee, Samuel R. 
McKenzie, Thomas J. 
McKinnon, Daniel A. 
McDowell, T. H. 
McWhorter, J. R. 
MacGregor, Alex. 
MacLean, Neil J. 
MacTarnaghan, John. 
McAllister, G. A. 

McKay, R. H. 

Maclean, John N. 

Maher, Aaron M. 

Marks, James O. 

Marsh, Charles H. 

Marsh, Walton T. 

Martz, Benjamin F. 
Meredith, Alfred. 

Miner, Alfred C.—P. M. 
Moder, Richard W. 
Mollett, Charles E. 
Moody, Charles H. 

Moody, John E.—P. M. 
Moon, John W. 

Moore, Harry A. 

Moore, William J. 
Morgan, Fred C. 

Morison, Harry J.—P. M. 
Morris, David. 

Munson, Carl A. 

Murray, Charles G. 

Myers, Henry C. 
Martello, Joe 
Martin, R. E. 

Mason, Carlisle S. 
Murphy Guy A. 

Miller, E. W. 

Miller. F. W. 

Moe, J. O. 

Mair, J. F. 

Miller, L. F. 

Mosher, E. G. 

Marshall, U. S. 


Meltzer, Max O. 

Miller, J. E. 

Murphy, T. H. 

Murray, Fred J. 

Nelson, Edward. 

Nelson, R. H. 

Nelson, William. 

Noll, Gail B. 

Noonan, John.—P. M. 
Nutter, Guy C. 

Nagel, W. M. 

Nelson, H. E. 

O’Neal, Charles B. 
Ostergren, Carl 0. 

Otis, C. W. 

Olin, F. A. 

Orr, C. O. 

Payne, Emory H. 

Pease, Frank D. 
Pedersen, Thomas. 
Peppard, O. E. 

Perry, Chester C. 

Perry, Orville W. 
Peterson, G. F. 

Peterson, Nels C. 

Phelps, Robert L. 

Pope, Walter L. 

Price, Thomas A. 
Pringle, George. 
Pritchard, William. 
Pedersen, A. S. 

Peek, E. D. 

Peek, O. W. 

Pearce, Alexander. 

Pew, R. L. 

Paulson, P. A. 

Platt, E. L. 

Potter, J. A. 

Quimby, Fred C. 

Quinn, John J. 

Ramey, Edgar S. 
Ransom, Jay G. 
Rasmussen, Anthony G. 
Rasmussen, Jacob P. 
Rasmussen, Lewis M. 
Reed, W. Hooper. 
Reinke, Charles F. 
Reynolds, Paul J. 
Reynolds, Roly A. 
Richardson, C. C. 
Ritchey, John P. 
Rittenour, G. U. 
Robinson, Roy V. 

Rodd, Charles H. 

Root, F. Irvin. 

Ross, Frank L. 

Ross, Sam M. 

Rowland, John D. 

Rupp, Chris A. 

Rusk, James A. 
Rutherford, M. R. 
Ryder, C. G. 

Rasmussen, Marcus P. 
Reed, Theodore 
Richardson, R. T. 
Rider, T. T. 

Root, George H. 
Rakeman, H. E., Jr. 
Rantru, E. N. 

Rathbun, M. G. 

Riggert. A. J. 

Riley, F.' E. 

Richardson, M. L. 
Sadler, H. L.—P. M. 
Sampson, Charles M. 
Sargent, Lester E. 
Satterlund, Floyd F. 
Schroeder, Howard L. 
Schweiker, H. N. 
Shackleton, J. W. 
Sharp, Charles. 

Shaver, Robert C. 
Shelly, Ernest. 


Shevalier, John C. 

Showell, John G. 

Simes, Lewis M. 

Sims, Thomas. 

Sinclair, J. M. 

Skeels, Charles A. 

Slack, Geo. T.—P. G. M. 
Slaughter, J. C. 

Smith, Ben Butler. 

Smith, David C. 

Smith, Frank A. 

Smith, Harry C. 

Smith, M. R. C.—P. M. 
Smith, Richard H. 
Somerville, R. S. 

Sparks, Thomas E. 
Spaulding, Thomas C. 
Spottswood, E. W.—P. M. 
Springer, Wallace F. 
Stover, Roy R. 

Strand, Oscar. 

Streit, Joseph W.—P. M. 
Sturm, Charles I. 
Swanberg, Hugo H. 
Swearingen, Clarence W. 
Swearingen, Thomas G. 
Swinborne, Charles W. 
Stimson, L. C. 

Sheridan, W. E. 

Slaughter, J. W. 

Smith, C. L. 

Smurr, G. L. 

Stucky, G. G. 

Swartz, U. S. 

Serumgard, A. K. 

Shea, G. F. 

Streit, L. L. 

Schreiber, W. E. 

Scott, H. A. 

Tavenner, H. H. 

Tabor, James. 

Taylor, John. 

Thomas, J. Franklin. 
Thomas. James R. 

Toler, George C. 

Toole, W. Brice. 

Towner, Harry V. 
Townsend, A. Price. 

Tracy, A. H. 

Tracy, Gordon H. 

Tweto, Benjamin 
Trask. H. W. 

Tyndal, C. E.—P. M. 
Trenerry, W. B.—P. M. 
Yon Hoof, Frank. 

Van Patten, Frank Y. 

Van Wormer, B. A. 

Van Wormer, Ori C. 
Varner, J. B. 

Wallace, James L. 
Waltemate, E. E. 
Washington, D.—P. M. 
Wason, George C. 

Waters, Lester R. 

Watson, Burton A. 
Watson, Ira C. 

Way caster, Robert. 

Wayne, William F. 
Webster, F. C.—P. G. M. 
Weisel, George F. 
Wessinger, Eugene. 
Westin, Ernest M. 
Wheeldon, Henry A. 
Whisler, Fred H. 

■White, Edgar F. 

White, Ralph E. 

Wilcox, A. W. 

Wilkins, Albert H. 
Willard, Asa. 

Williams, Pleas. 

Wilson, B. C. 

Wilson, Edgar A.—P. M. 
Wilson, Sam M. 


1923 


GBAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


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Wiseman, R. B. 

Wilhee, Levi. 

Wold, Oscar M. 

Wood, Harold P. 

W'ood, Leslie E. 
Woodgerd, Wesley P. 
Woodson, John. 

Woody, Frank H. Jr. 
Wright, John M.—P. M. 


Wadsworth, P. J. 
Weatherill, W. S. 
Whitney, C. N. 
Williamson, J. K. 
Walford, O. W. 
Weaver, T. E. 
Werre, H. M. 
Wheeler, W. E. 


Wilson, F. B. 
Walton, C. M. 
Weisgerber, John. 
Whiteman, M. M. 
Wilson, J. E. 
Working, C. L. 
Walford, J. T. 
Withee, George. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—C. H. Bell, A. E. Cunningham, W. E. McCallister. 
FELLOW CRAFT—George Wiedeman, Jr. 

RAISED—H. L. Baird, H. B. Craig, G. B. Crouch, T. W. Duncan, J. F. Fowler, 
A. W. Grant, Leland Harper, W. W. Hunter, Grover C. Johnson, C. J. Jones, J. D. 
Lakey, A. C. LeClaire, R. H. McKay, Max C. Meltzer, T. H. Murphy, M. L. Rich¬ 
ardson, H. A. Scott, J. B. Varner, George Withee. 

ADMITTED—A. A. Boberg, E. F. Christian, Amandeus DePirro, Guy W. Lovely, 
J. E. Miller, G. A. McAllister, W. E. Schreiber, W. B. Trenerry, J. T. Walford. 
REINSTATED—John Eplin, W. Klinberg, Harley Lease, Fred J. Murray. 
DIMITTED—P. E. Gray, W. Klinberg, O. E. Meyers, D. A. Price, S. J. Rodgers, 
Leon H. West. . 

DIED—A. W. Dwyer, Henry Fick, George Hepworth, James Hylent, W. A. 
Williams. 


MEMBERS—553. 


DEEE LODGE NO. 14.—Deer Lodge. 

Chartered October 5, 1869. 

Begular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays in each month. 


Guy B. Jeffers, W. M. 
Robert Midtlyng, S. W. 
Harry F. Dell, J. W. 
William Coleman, Treas. 


Officers. 

Hugh K. Evans, Secretary 
Harry E. Arnold, S. D. 
Lowery A. Smith, J. D. 


France Wood, S. S. 

DeWitt C. Peck, J. S'. 
Arth. W. Waggoner, Tyler. 


Adams, Charles F. 

Adams, Charles H.—P. M. 
Ade, Clarence E. 

Aldrich, Grover B.—P. M. 
Allen, James M. 

Allen, James W. 

Arnold, Harry E. 

Ashback, Joseph 0. 
Aspling, James S. 

Adams, Charles C. 

Albee, Donald T. 

Baker, Geo. B. 

Baskier, John H. 
Beaumont, Edward T. 
Beaumont, William T. 
Bellows, Guy. 

Benton, Claude L.—P. M. 
Bielenberg, Nicholaus J. 
Black, William W.—P. M. 
Blair, Frank J. 

Blundell, Arthur E. 

Boyer, Marion E. 
Bradshaw, George E. 
Brown, Myron. 

Buchan, Arthur J. 

Bussear, Arthur. 

Belk, Charles A. 
Blaidsdell, Irwin R. 
Breeding. Marion C. 

Blunt, Miles. 

Buhrman, Frank H. 
Balhizer, H. E. 

Becklund, Raymond O. 
Berlin, Richard. 
Bielenberg, Claude N. 
Burks, George O. 

Boyer, Noel H. 

Cain, Ed. 

Chalk, Forrest A. 

Clark, Wm. A.—P. G. : 


Master Masons. 

Cleveland, Edgar L. 
Cochran, John K. 
Cockrell, Moncure. 
Coey, John. 

Coleman, William. 
Conley, Frank. 
Crantford, Horace B. 
Cunningham, L. S. 
Cuthbert, William J. 
Christian, William H. 
Curry, J. Ward 
Chaney W. P. 

Cook, Damon P. 
Colbert, Charles L. 
Daniels, Joseph E. 
Davis, Charles F. 
Davis, George. 

Davis, Harry G. 
Dennis, James M. 
Dixon, Robert. 

Donner, William R. 
Douglass, William E. 
Drake, James A. 

Duff, Sidney S. 

Dye, Willoughby G. 
Decco, Leonard A. 

Dell, Harry F. 
Dickerson, Lawrence. 
Dillon, John B. 
D’Autremont, A. S. 
Daniels, Charles S. 
Davidson, E. T. 

Doud, Forrest R 
Daniels, Robert C. 
Eisenman, Edward J. 
Eldred, Ithel S. 

Embry, Grover. 

Evans. Hugh K. 

Evans, Roy W. 
Elberson, William 


Ehrlich, David 
Ericson, Louis. 

Ellithorpe, Arthur G. 

Foltz, Ernest K.—P. M. 
Foster, Edgar H. 

Fourness, George C. 

Fox, Edwin G— P. M. 

Fox, Jonathan N. 

Frint, DeWitt C. 

Farman, Ray L. M. 

Foote, Charles K. 

Freed. Alexander W. 
Gerstacker, Hans. 

Gilham, Roy B. 

Gordon, Louis E. 

Grady, Peter E. 

Grant, Howard B.—P. M. 
Grant, John A. 

Griffin, Eugene. 

Griffiths, John. 

Grogan, Neil. 

Gullette, William F. 
Gordon, James S. 

Gerdts, August H. 

Goldie, Louis B. 

Grice, Charles L. 

Good, Harry A. 

Hansen, Magnus S. J. 
Hardenbrook, C. K.—P. M. 
Harris. William N. 

Heinsch, Hugo C.—P. M. 
Higgins, Worder I. 
Hollywood, James. 

Holt, Walter.—P. M. 
Horning, Charles F. 

Hulben, Samuel W. 
Humber, Rollin R. 
Hackney, Lorenzo D. 
Helman, William T. 
Hoffman, Charles H. 



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RETURNS YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 


Hoskins, William 
Hill, William J. 

Haaland, Louis M. 
Haneman, Frank A. 
Hartley, Lloyd M. 

Jackson, John W. 
Jacobson, Lorenzo. 

Jeffers, Guy B. 

Jenson, Gus C. 

Johnson, Ben F. 

Jones, Theodore C. 

Jones, Wallace B. 
Jacobson, George W. 
Jarrett, R. F. 

Jensen, Oscar M. 

Jackson, Frank W. 
Johnson, J. W. 

Josephson, Joseph. 

Keeler, Arthur. 

Keeler, Daniel F. 

Kearney, Clarence E. 
Kearney, George S. 

Kemp, Leo R.—P. M. 
Kingsnorth, Robert J. 
Kibble, Frederick P. 

Knop, William J. 

Koehler, Samuel S. 

Kohler, Ausrmtine H. 
Kantner, William B. 
Kennedy, Andrew J. 
Kennedy, Donald C. D. 
Kuttler, Frederick J. 
Kemp, Walter N. 

Kimball, Charles W. 

Law, William A. 

Lear, Ben L. 

Lochrie, Arthur J. 
Louquet, Pierre 
Lund, Harry W. 

Larabie. Charles E. 

Lintz, Ray D. 

Lintz, Garnet A. 

Lowe, Clarence. 

Luedeman, Arthur G. 
Marshall, Walter C. 
Maxwell, Alexander E. 
Midtlyng, Robert. 

Mitchell, Harold G. 

Moe, Albert A.—P. M. 
Moe, Ernest A.—P. M. 
Moe, Frederick W. 

Moe, John B.—P. M. (23) 
Mott, John A. 

Marshall, Wyman F 
Marx, Harry A. 

Mason, Milton 
Medley, Earl S. 

McAvoy, Frank P. 
McCulloch, Robert J. 
McElwain, Lee C. 

McGuire, Clyde M. 


McMullen, William J. 
McMullin, George H. 
McNallen, Burl. 
McNurlin, Guy B. 
McClure, Frank E. 
McKenzie, Donald A. 
McCoy, Stephen S. 
Mayo, Nathaniel H. 
McCracken, Gaines W. 
Meyers, Theodore W. 
Murray, Lee J. 

Napton, Welling. 
Neville, Joseph E. 
Nicholas, Leslie J. 
Norton, George A. 
Nelson, Gustave h . 
Oliver, Harry. 

Olson, Christopher A. 
Orsborn, Clyde, G. 
Parnell, Frederick. 

Paul, William J. 

Peck, Harry C. 
Peterson, Slack. 

Place, Elfred L. 

Pratt, Leonard W. 
Pugh, Wiley K. 
Pedersen, George H. 
Pepper, Henry A. 
Peterson. Eric 
Powell, H. L. 

Pauley, John B. 

Peet, Harold L. 

Peck, DeWitt C. 
Palmer, Fred. 

Potter, Milton V. 
Powell, Clifford S. 
Rager, Scott B. 
Richardson, Philip. 
Rippingale, Reuben H. 
Robinson, John C. 
Robinson, William H. 
Rodgers, William B. 
Rice, Chester O. 

Rivers, Henry B. 
Rahte. Richard E. 
Ransom, George V. 

St. Germain, Bert. 
Scharnikow, Edward. 
Schecter, James E. 
Schrieber, Carl R. 
Schurtz, Myron W. 
Shaubut, John C. 
Shiplet, Louis E. 
Shiplet, William I. 
Smith, John A. 

Smith, Joseph II. 
Smyth, A. J.—P. M. 
Smith, Walter M. 
Soule, Gardner F. 
Spaulding, George T. 


Spottswood, William C. 
Stejer, Francis A. 

Stetson, Ralph H. 

Stevens, Robert B. 
Strachan, Thomas J. 

Sand, Tom L. 

Simms, Harry T. 

Smith, Frank A. 

Strand, Axel 
Swank, William J. 

Seitz, Albert B. 

Smith, Lowry A. 

Spencer, Mark E. 
Stephenson, Dexter Y. 
Swensen, Stanley P. 
Schaffer, LeRoy. 

Sell, Frederick S. 

Smith, Audrey A. 

Smith, Fred C. 

Strom, Carl P. 

Tice, Howard S. 

Trask, Warren M. 
Tavenner, Frank L. 

Tenge, George E. 
Thompson, Harry. 

Taggert, Ernest W. 
Terlizzo, Thomas J. 
Utzman, Fred E. 

Valiton, Peter C. 

Valleroy, Joseph J. 
Yanderwarker, Seymour C. 
Yanderwalker, Orlie G. 

Yan Housen, Warren D. 
Yandercook, Harry B. 
Wahl, Ewald B. 

Waldron, Ellison O. 
Waldron, Stuart A. 

Ward, John A. 

Watson, Harry M. 
Whitcraft, Durell. 
Whitehill, H. W. 
Whitworth, Alfred.—P. M. 
Williams, Charles E. 
Williams, George W. 
Wirth, Fred A. 

Whitehead, Walter . 
Williams, Frank W. 

Wood, France. 

Wallis, William J. 

Welch, Art. 

Wilt, William G. 

Wood, Carl E. 

Wordal, Harry M. 

Wood, Kenneth H. 
Whaley, LeRoy A. 
Waggoner, Arthur W. 
Watson, J. W. 

Webb .William C. 

Yarlett, Frank C. H. 

Zur Muehlen, Carl. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Lee N. Ball, Lyndall Hands. 

RAISED—Harry A. Good, Garnet A. Lintz, Clarence Lowe, Fred* Palmer, Milton 
Y. Potter, LeRoy Schaffer, Frederick S. Sell,Audrey A. Smith, Fred O. Smith, 
Carl P. Strom. 

ADMITTED—Donald T. Albee, Charles L. Colbert, Robert C. Daniels, Frank W. 
Jackson, Joseph Josephson, Walter N. Kemp, Charles W. Kimball, Arthur G. 
Luedeman, Stephen S. McCoy, Clifford S. Powell. 

REINSTATED—J. W. Johnson. 

DIMITTED—C. H. Lorimer, Axel Weiberg. 

DIED—Theodore Brantley, P. G. M., David J. Davies. 

MEMBERS—301. 


JEFFERSON NO. 15—Radersburg. 

Chartered November 1, 1870. 
Charter Revoked October 7 , 1886. 



1923 


GRAND LODGE- OF MONTANA. 


1 


BANNACK NO. 16.—Bannack. 

Chartered October 3, 1871. 

Consolidated with Dillon No. 23 on May 12th, 1921. 


DILLON NO. 16—Dillon. (Was Dillon No. 30.) 
Consolidated with Glendale No. 23, February 21, 1908. 
Consolidated with Bannack No. 16 on May 12, 1921. 
Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Saturdays in each month. 


C. E. Blinn, W. M. 

C. E. Ledeber, S. W. 
R. David Curry, J. W. 
H. L. McCaleb, Treas. 


Adams, L. K.—P. M. 
Ainslie, Geo. 

Anderson, A. L. 
Anderson, Louis. 
Anderegg, Phil.—P. M. 
Armstrong, Perry D. 
Badcon, A. L.—-P. M. 
Baker, Geo. E. 

Baker, J. S.—P. M. 
Bateman, Robt. 

Banks, James S. 
Barnett, C. C. 

Bates, H. H. 

Best, O. M. 

Best, H. P. 

Best, J. P. 

Bidstrup, R. J. 

Bishop, J. F. 

Blinn, C. E. 

Bower, P. R. 

Bradley, Gustave. 

Brock, E. T. 

Brownback, G. G. 

Brown, L. D. 

Brown, H. W. 

Brundage, E. H.—P. M. 
Brundage, H. M. 

Bullard, G. C. 

Burden, C. A. 

Beaton, Beth 
Bonnifield, C. M. 

Baker, George R. 
Barshaw, A. R. 

Blair, James F. 

Blair, Frank.-—P. M. 
Brenner, Henry W. 
Bates, C. C. 

Bayard, Forrest G. 
Bean, LeRoy W. 
Bennett, T. W. 

Beeson, R. W. 

Bostwick, G. H. 
Chapman, C. H. 
Chapman, W. E. 
Chapman. Fred R. 
Carruthers, C. A. 
Carruthers, R. M. 
Carter, G. C. 

Clapp, Thos. A. 

Cline, A. F. 

Connolly, A. W. 

Cornell, C. 

Cox, J. T. 

Crigler, P. J. 

Coale, J. O. 

Cullen, F. P. 

Cluley, J. B. 

Curry, R. D. 

Collins, Kins 
Clemow, Geo. M. 
Christie, Charles L. 


Officers. 

W. T. Scully, Secretary. 
T. E. Luebben, S. D. 
Perry R. Bower, J. D. 


Master Masons. 

Call, R. G. 

Cashmore, W. F. 

Cline, Edward A. 
tombs, Ewing B. 

Cornell, Roscoe . 

Dart, Geo. W.—P. M. 
Dart, Geo. F. 

Davidson, M. L. 

Dunbar, A. M. 

Dunston, James. 

Dixon, Geo. L. 

Davis, S. L. 

Dart, H. J. 

Edinger, Isaac. 

Egbert, Morton. 

Elder, G. V. 

Eliel, Adolph.—P. M. 
Elliott, A. A. 

Evans, David. 

Evans, David Van. 

Ewing, J. W. 

Ewing, C. L. 

Esterwold, Frank 
^lmose, Morris P.—P. M. 
Elmose, J. P. 

Featherly, G. R. 

Featherly, A. R. 

Featherly, C. M. 

Field, Marshall. 

Finch, G. E. 

Forrester, Roy Wm. 
French, G. W. 

French, A. H. 

Furchner, W. C. 

Faller, J. C. 

Foster, R. E. 

Featherly, W. T. 
Featherly, W. J. 

Foley, Thomas M. 

Gerard, W. J. 

Gilbert, J. H.—P. M. 
Gilbert, C. H. 

Gilbert T. E.—P. M. 
Gilbert, W. G. 

Gilbert, N. S. 

Gilbert, H. F. 

Gist, M. D. 

Gleed, Ernest. 

Graeter, A. F.—P. M. 
Graeter, W. A. 

Grant, J. V. 

Griffiths, A. B. P. 

Gilman, L. M. 

Gowan, J. D. 

Garrison, J. B. 

Galt, D. A. 

Gosman, George M. 

Graves, F. L.—P. M. 
Graves, H. C.—P. M. 
Gray, Geo. F. 

Gibson, Arthur A. 


S. D. Hirschman, S. S. 
J. W. Rees, J. S. 
Charles R. Price, Tyler. 


Guenther, Arthur E. 
rlaines, S. J. 

Harding, U. D. 

Hocking, C. D. 
Hirschman, S. D. 

Hughes, George P. 

Hill, J. B. 

Hudson. F. J. 

Holtz, J. B.—P. M. 
Hartwig, W. B. 

Hudson, C. W. 

Hyland, W. R. 

Harvey, E. H. 

Hall, Charles. 

Hansen, Carl. 

Howell, Samuel B. 

Hill, Byron McLeod. 
Hferron, M. B. 

Iliff, B. G. 

Innes, E. G. 

Innes, A. C. 

Innes, Martin. 

Jennings, W. C.—P. M. 
Jewell, G. E. 

Jones, A. M. 

Kennedy, J. W. 

Kemper, Henry, 

Knoll, Carl.—P. M. 

Kerr, Jay. 

Kohl, Fred H. 

Keller W. H. 

Kellum. Frank L. 

Kohl, Charles W. 

Leach, H. H. 

Ledebur. C. E. 
Lenkersdorfer, J.—P. M. 
Little, Wm. 

Lovell. George W. 
Luebben, E. C. 

Luther, H. W. 

Leimert W. F. 

Lougheed. M. L. 

Lloyd, Charles F. 
Luebben, Thomas E. 
Lovell, Maynard M. 
Mackay, J. H. 

Maddox, Z. H. 

Melton, G. M. 

Michelsen, L. T. 

Moore, R. J.—P. M. 
Morse, J. E. 

Monroe, J. E.—P. M. 
Moyer, W. W. 

Murray, Elzy. 

McMillan, D. A. 

McCaleb, H. L.—P. M. 
McCracken, R H. 
McDonald, A. A. 
McMahon, Thos. 
McPherson, J. B. 

McBain, J. Ford. 



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McCracken, T. L. 

Price, R. R. 

Saunders, Edward. 

McMannis, W. G. 

Pyle, M. 

Soulen, H. B. 

Mathews, B. F. 

Patterson, J. C. 

. Schwartz, R. M. 

Maier R. A. 

Pierron, 0. A. 

Stephan, W. H. 

Morrow, A. C. 

Rathbone, R. R.—P. M. 

Steger, J. C.—P. M. 

Mettlen, Dale E. 

Reid, T. L. 

Snyder, Chris. 

Neeley, Jos. 

Rife, A. S. 

Smith, Edward. 

Niblack, C. H. 

Rife, A. J. 

Smith, 0. W. 

Nemeck, J. M.—P. M. 

Rose, T. L. 

Spencer, Loarin. 

Norris, E. L. 

Ross, J. T. 

Tattersall, R. F.' 

Nay, Milton J.—P. M. 

Ross, W. D. 

Tyree, J. E. 

Nay, Byron. 

Rodgers, H. G. 

Thomas C. P. 

Nay, Ross, F.—P. M. 

Roe, E. B. 

Taylor, J. W. 

Newnes, J. T. 

Roe, F. M. 

vance, Vv'. T. 

Nedrow, R. K. 

Rees, J. W. 

Walker, M. A.—P. M. 

Oberim, Chas. 

Roberts, Serafino. 

Watson, Findley. 

Orr, Mathew. 

Ryburn, R. H.—P. M. 

Wedum, A. J. —P. M. 

Orr, W. C.—P. M. 

Ross, J. T., Jr. 

Wemple, R. T.—P. M. 

Orr, E. I. 

Scully, W. T. 

Wemple, E. J. 

Orr, Bert. 

Scott, Thos.—P. M. 

White, E. D. 

Orr, John T.—P. M. 

Selway, E. 0. 

Willis, F. D. 

Ogden, John. 

Schuler, Harry. 

Wilhite, C. 0. 

Owen, Paul 

Sharpe, J. H. 

Woodside, J. F. 

Patrick, E. E. 

Smith, E. C. 

Willard, B. H. 

Paul, G. T.—P. M. 

Smith, Wm. Elzy. 

Woodburn, Chas. W. 

Perry, Chas. 

Smith, Pearl, I. 

Wiseman, J. S. 

Poindexter, P. E.—P. M. 

Smyth, Moses. 

Wyatt, H. C. 

Poindexter, E. L. 

Stcphensen, W. E. 

Woodside, Frank E. 

Poindexter, J. B. 

Stevenson, B. N. 

Yearian, E. M. 

Potts, A. 

Price, C. R. 

Seifken, Henry.—P. M. 
Swanstrum, Carl. 

Yearian, Z. B. 


RAISED—Perry D. Armstrong, R. W. Beeson, G. H. Bostwick, Roscoe Cornell, 
J. P. Elmose, W. J. Featherly, Thos. M. Foley, Arthur A. Gibson, Arthur E. 
Guenther, A. M. Jones, Chas. W. Kohl, Maynard M. Lovell, Dale E. Metlen, R. K. 
Nedrow, Loarin Spencer, J. W. Taylor, Frank E. Woodside. 

ADMITTED—M. B. Herron, Edward Smith, O. W. Smith. 

DIMITTED TO JOIN ANOTHER LODGE—Rudolph Bohren, D. L. Stephens. 
DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—R. S. Stephenson. 

EXPELLED—Eph. Stoller. 

DIED—Bart Franza, Charles Richardson, Earl C. Selway. 

MEMBERS—275. 


MYSTIC TIE NO. 17.—Whitehall. 


Formed by consolidation Silver Star No. 17, and Mystic Tie No. 47, 

March 9, 1897. 

Date of original Charter, October 3, 1871. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Tuesdays in each month. 


G. J. Watson, W. M. 
Leonard Miller, S. W. 
Thomas E. Devore, J. W. 
L. R. Packard, Treasurer. 


Abbott, E. S. 

Arness, George A. 
Anderson, Roy E. 
Anderson, James A. 
Bair, Jos. E. 

Baker, George E. 
Beamer, James I. 
Benson, John W. 
Bruner, Fred. 

Bailey, Roy W. 
Brundett, Heber G. 
Baker, C. S. 

Clawson, W. P.—P. M. 
Carne, A. G.—P. M. 
Campbell, William. 
Coghlan, W. P. 

Covert, Calvin. 

Collins, James. 

Cosens, John. 


Officers. 

A. A. Needham, Secretary. 
John L. Reilly, S. D. 
Arthur Sandholtz, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Chamberlin, N. C. 

Cosens, Edward 
Collins, Glen M. 

Collins, H. C. 

Cline, Frank. 

Dohlgren, Edward F. 
Devore, Lewis. 

Devore, Thomas E. 

Elliott, A. H. 

Eckstorm, Fred W.—P. M. 
Franks, George B. 

Fergus, William M. 
Fessenden, F. C. 

Fisher, Frank. 

Houghton, Frank. 

Huffman, John. 

Hancock, R. Y. 

Huston, Ed M. 

Houx, Jewel L. 


Cal. Covert, S. S. 

T. R. Yotter, J. S. 
-, Tyler. 


Hunt, Arthur. 

Hunt, George. 

Jensen, J. R. 

Jackson, J. F. 

Johnson, Frank M. 

Justus, Sam Y. 

Kissinger, Phil 
Lake, D. P. 

Lepp, Louis P. 

Lewis, John. 

Lowry, William. 
Mecklethwait, Thomas C. 
Morrison, D. A. 

Morris, J. W. 

Mallahan, W. O. 

Markell, Chester. 

Morse, H. R. 

Miles, I. B.—P. M. 
Maddox, W. E. 




1923 


17 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


Mack, Robert H. 

May, John E. 

Miller, E. C. 

Miller, L. J 
Mallahan, W. J. 
McCall, H. O. 

McCall, E. R. 

McCall, F. E. 
McKenzie, Dan.—P. M. 
McCall, W. W.—P. M. 
McKay, A. J. 
McPherson, H. R. 
MacLaren, G. D. 
Needham, A. A.—P. M. 
Needham, Jack E. 
Needham, A. J. 

Norville, Hngh W. 

Pace, Ike E. O. 
Packard, L. R.—P. M. 
Powell, Charles E. 


Powell, J. W. 

Ross, F. M. 

Rowland, Walter W. 
Reilly, John T. 
Schulze, Charles. 
Snyder, J. J.—P. M. 
Smith, Mahlon. 
Shipley, S. S. 
Stephens, Thomas F. 
Spencer, F. T. 
Sandholtz. Art. 
Schyler, R. G. 
Schrauger, Frank. 
Stephens. A. G-. 
Stanley, Earnest. 
Townsend, H. T. 
Tyro, Frank. 

Tait, Robert. 
Townsend, Ralph. 
Tidball, Cal. A. 


Tags'ort, Thomas. * 

Tuttle, M. L. 

Utley, Ray. 

Yan Camp, Guy. 
Woolverton, E. W.—P. M 
Woolverton, S. H.—P. M. 
Wing, James. 

Wyne, J. T. 

Wyne, Frank. 

Wright, R. V. 

Wentz, M. R. 

Wheeler, Thomas A. 
Watson George J. 
Westphall, Brad. G. 
Woods, F. Pace 
Werre, H. M. 

Wilson, Earl A. 

Winslow, Roy H. 

Xotter, R. T. 


RAISED—Earnest Stanley, M. L. Tuttle, Guy YanCamp, Roy H. Winslow. 
DIMITTED—John W. Cook, J. W. Hesser. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES'—Robert Luke, I. G. Shaw. 
DIED—A. L. Clark, T. T. Gates, D. F. Riggs. 

MEMBERS—116. 


BOZEMAN NO. 18.—Bozeman. 

Date of original Charter October 8, 1872. 
Re-Chartered October 10, 1895. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 


B. Copping, Jr., W. M. 

O. B. VanHorn, S. W. 

D. E. Moser, J. W. 

F. W. Hancock, Treasurer. 


L. C. Bergen, Secretary. 

M. H. Spaulding, S. D. 
H. D. Cline, J. D. 

Master Masons. 


Atkinson, Alfred. 
Alexander, Bernal H. 
Aitken, Walter 
Anceney, Charles L. 
Axtell, Carl E. 

Arnold, Fred O. 

Bush, John E. 

Berthot, Armond G. 
Brown, Fred M.—-P. M. 
Budd, D. Harvey. 

Bartz, George. 

Buell, Hiram S. 

Bartlett, Edward C. 
Buerkle, Otto G. 

Bergen, Laur. C.—P. M. 
Benedict, Rex P. 

Bailey, Richard P. 

Beers, Wayland L. 
Bergen, Joseph C. 

Blair, Erwin W. 
Boucher, Robert H. 
Buehling, John L. 

Bath, Hubert D. 

Bole, William S. 

Bubb, John Pearson 
Busch, John B. 

Barker, Robert G. 

Beck, Rayman W. 
Benepe, Lucien L. 

Bole, James P. 

Brown, Everett N. 
Brunson, John. H. 
Bolenger, Harry A. 
Bungard, Samuel A. 
Brentford, Harry E. 
Bell, Edward J., Jr. 
Bell, Martin A. 

Burke, Edmund. 


Cox, George. 

Cruickshank, Peter J. 
Cowan, Luke A. 

Cowan, Lewis A. 

Cooley, Fred S. 

Cobleigh, William M. 
Cooley, Robert A. 

Crockett, Calvin M. 
Currier, Edwin L. 

Carr, Edward H. 

Campbell, Donald A. 
Creamer, Philip F. 
Chauner, Waller F. 

Cox, Edgar F. 
Cunningham, Rise!on J. 
Chandler, James M. 
Chapman, Andrew L. 
Cruickshank, Jack. 

Catron, Henry M. 
Copeland, Arthur J. 
Copping, Bernard, Jr. 

Crail, Eugene F. 

Cline, H. Dale. 

Cushing, Leo T 
Chestnut, Ben H. 
Christopher, Warren M. 
Cain, John B., Jr. 

Catron, Roy I. 

Cheever, Hurlburt C. 
Church, Raymond B. 
Cleveland, Roy D. 

Cook, Simon M. 

Davis, John W.—P. M. 
Davidson, Wells S.—P. M. 
Dier, George P. 

Dier, Alfred A. 

Davis, Walter. 

Dean, Walter E. 


B. H. Alexander, S. S. 
W. N. Christopher, J. S. 
Jas. Fitzgerald, Tyler. 


Dixon, Benjamin A. 
Decker, Noah A. Jr. 
Dodson, Philip G. 
Davidson, Paul B. 

Davis, Cornelius. 

Day, W. Friend 
Dean, Richard H. 

Davis, Hiram B. 

Dawes, R. Earl. 

Dyer, Lloyd W. 

Everson. William H. 

Ellis, Edward D. 

Esgar, Robert M. 

Edsall, Harrison G. 
Elliott, Roscoe H. 
Ellsworth, Lewis A. 
Ellingson, Henry J. 

Evans, David. 

Erdman, Wilson A. 

Elmer, Evan. 

Finlay, Robert R. 

Fisher, Oliver D. 

Fisher, Burr. 

Freeman, William B. 
Finch, George P. 
Fitzgerald, James.—P. M. 
Fleischhauer, W. G. 

Finley, Emery. 

Fitzgerald, James Jr. 
Fogh, Carl F. 

Figgins, Harry E. 

Foust, Janies M. 

Fabrick, John P. 

Forswall, Oscar E. 
Franshaw, W. Eugene. 
Foote, Herbert B. 

Finch, Carl V. 



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Groesbeck, Jedidiah D. 
Gardiner, Henry C. 

Glisson, Charles O.—P. M. 
Gould, George F. 

Grant, Harry M. 

Grant, Frank M. 

Garver, Clifford. 

Getchell, Martin F. 

Gatton, Walter C. 

Greene, Howard R. 

Greene, Harry J. 

Griffin, Harvey P. 

Griffith, Clement H. 

Gage, Leslie E. 

Geer, Edward R. 

Goodrich, Charles B. 
Grantham, Alfred E. 
Hartman, Walter S. 
Holloway, Wm. L.—P. M. 
Hancock, Fremont W. 
Howard, Louis L. 

Howard, Harry H. 

Hill, Emery G. B. 

Hazen, Henry. 

Henderson, Claude A. 
Hamilton, J. M.—P. M. 
Hollingsworth, William. 
Henery, Matthew. 

Holst, John H.—P. M. 
Hoehen, Carl F. 

Holt, Richard C. 

Hancock, John R. 
Holloway, Charles R. 
Hyatt, Walter W. 

Holm, Edward O. 

Howell, Ernest M. 

Hansen, Waldemar C. 
Hollier, Louis Sam, Jr. 
Hollingsworth, Harley W. 
Holm, Henry L. 

Howard, Edwin Earl. 
Hyatt, Harry R. 

Holmes, William B. 
Harmon, Wilford E. 
Haymond, Carl S. 
Hausman, Dean M. 
Hauser, Max. 

Huddleston, Frank. 
Huddleston, Lester F. 
Jackson, Charles W. 
Johnston, Preston S. 
Jones, Thomas T. 

Jones, Orville. 

Jennison, Harry M. 

Judd, Herbert H. 

Judevine, William K. 
Jones, Ray S. 

Joseph Walter E. 

Judevine, Horace F. 
Kinkel, George Jr. 

Kenyon, S. C.—P. G. M. 
Knutson, Nels. 

Kilbride, Samuel M. 

King, Lowell R. 

Kenyon. C. S.—P. M. 
Kyle, Frank. 

Kraft, Charles F. 

Kraft, Walter C. 

Kittams, Arleigh L. 
Kateley, Fred W. 

Keister, Roy M. 

Keyes, Oscar E. 

Kramer, David E. 
Langohr, M. A.—P. M. 
Lowe, George A. 

Lynn, Orman A. 

Labertew, Mark C. 
Linfield, Frederick B. 
Law, Benjamin B. 

Lamme, Edwin B. 

La Bonte, Eugene W. 
Lehrkind, Walter. 

Lawffer, Gustave A. 
Langohr, Don M. 


Lindall, Gustaf K. 

Lewis, Francis C. 
Lehrkind, J. W., Jr. 
Winfield, F. Bertil, Jr. 
Lange, Herbert L. 

Lewis, Raymond B. 
LaMoe, Victor M. 

Lund, Vert. 

Lindsey, Walter S. 
Lorentz, Harry B. 

Lott, Elmo H. 

Mitchell, John.—P. M. 
Morse, Park J. 

Meyer, William F. 
Melcher, Earl F. 

Moser, Dexter E. 

Martin, George L. 

Michel, Henry R. 

Mels, ay, Frederick W. 
Malsor, Roy E. 
Machemer, L. Joseph. 
Manning, James M. W-. 
Mull, Charles A. 

Mattson, Erick M. 
Maxwell, Frank A. 
Marvin, Guy E. 

Mashin, Ladimir 
Meador, Samuel M. 
McFadden, George T. 
McBride, Emmett E. 
McRoberts, Lewis H. 
McMahon, Edward E. 
McFarlin, Alfred E. 
MacKenzie, C. A.—P. M. 
Macdonald, Arthur E. 
McKibbin, Chester F. 
McSweeny, Albert A. 
Marshall, Earl G. 
Marshall, Walter V. 
Merritt, John C. 
Mikkelson, Christian. 
Mitchell, Fergus G. 
Murdock, Harvey H. 
Moore, Cyril C. 

Myers, Ora E. 

Norris, Benton. 

Norris, Earl B. 

Neyman, Louis. 

Newell, Robert G. W. 
Olson, Oliver O. 

Orvis, Reno K. 

Oberle. Henry 
Ogaard, Arthur J. 
Oberle, Nicholas. 
Osborne, Byrle J. 

Peck, William O. 

Plew, William R. 
Poetter, Edw. J.—P. M. 
Powers, Wm. L.—P, M. 
Patrick, Jesse E. 

Pees, Clarence M. 
Pence, Laverne K. 

Philo, Clifford A. 

Purdv, Wilfred N. 
Paugh, John C. 

Purdy, R. A. 

Peete, William J. 
Pietsch, Lloyd C. 

Rose, Andrew D. 
Ragsdale, James E. 

Roth, Albert J. 
Robertson, John C. 
Reed, David A. 

Riordan, Emmett F. 
Russell. George H. 
Rush, George W. 

Rich. Edwin T. 

Roecher. Chester S. 
Rader, Ralph D. 
Redman, Benjamin H. 
Rivines, Alf. I. 
Rodriguez, Juan G. 
Scahill, John R. 

Smith, Justin M. 


Sloan, James H. 

Story, Thomas B. 

Story, Nelson Jr. 

Simpson, Thomas W. 
Simpson, James S. 

Smith, Charles S. 
Summers, Harrison L. 
Swingle, Dean B. 
Schoppe, Wm. F.—P. M. 
Sweet, Chester W. 
Shadoan, Milton L. 
Schmidt, Otto E. 

Stuart, Earl S. P. 

Spieth, Carl A. 

Snow, Manfred L. 
Stotesbury, William A. 
Schemerhorn, Lyman G. 
Smith, Alan R. 

Stuart, Cornelius R. 
Stafford, Ambrose H. 
Smith, William G. 

Smith, Robert B. 

Smith, Stephen E. 
Sanborn, Ernest A. 
Saunders'. Theodore J. 
Smith, Spencer J. 

Spain, Roy L. 

Spaulding, Milo H. 

Smith, Robert . 
Sommerlad, Roy. 

Summer. Harlan R. . 
Sharp, Edward. 

Sheffield, Dale C. 
Sorenson, Charles W. 
Scott, Samuel G. 
Scotten, George F. 

Selby, Halbert E. 
Slawson, D. Boyd. 

Steele, James W. 

Street, J. Dewey. 
Steinback, Wm. C. 

Swan, Leonard R. 
Taylor, Walter J. 

Truitt, Laban W.—P. M. 
Taylor, George S. 

Truitt, C. Alonzo. 

Tudor, Orson. 

Thomas, John D. 

Traub, John A. 
Thompson. Joseph K. 
Taylor, Gifford F. 
Therkelsen, Eric. 
Thompson, Lawrence L. 
Todd, William W. 

Topel, Max L. 

Thomas, Richard R. 
Thompson, Francis E. 
Vreeland, Frank W. 
Vestal. William B. Jr. 
Van Horn, Otto B. 
Williams, Fred B. 
Westfall, Joseph R. 
Wylie, Fred. 

White, George W. 
Webster, George H. 
White, Merritt H. 

Waite, Perley C. 

Wicker, William E. 
Williams, J. Clyde. 
Wilson, Roy O. 

Whipple, Orville B. 
Walker, Clyde C.—P. M. 
Whitlock, Burt W. 

Wray, Victor C. 
Widener, Carl C. 

Willson, Herman B. 
Willson, Glenn I. 

Wilson, Alfred. 

Wyatt, Frank E. 

West, H. Fred. 
Wakefield, Arthur R. 
Waterstrat, Emil F. 
Wylie, Lawrence. 


1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


19 


Waldorf, Samuel D. 

Walker, John Paul. 

Ware, Frank E. 

Westling, Carl B. 

White, Harold C. 

Wickwire, Fred E. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES—James H. Smiley, Nelson Story, 3rd. 

FELLOW CRAFTS—J. Herbert Howell, Jr., Walter L. LaFontaine. 

RAISED—Fred O. Arnold, Edward J. Bell, Jr., Edmund Burke, John B. Cain, 
Jr., Roy I. Catron, Hurlburt C. Cheever, Roy D. Cleveland, Simon M. Cook, R. 
Earl Dawes, Lloyd W. Dyer, Wilson A. Erdman, Carl Y. Finch, Charles B. Good¬ 
rich, Alfred E. Grantham, Dean M. Hausman, Horace F. Judevine, David E. 
Kramer, Henry B. Lorentz, Elmo H. Lott, Chester F. McKibbin, Earl S. Marshall, 
Walter V. Marshall, John C 1 . Merritt, Fergus G. Mitchell, Cyril C. Moore, Harvey 
H. Murdock, Robt. G. W. Newell, Nicholas Oberle, Byrle J. Osborn, Lloyd C 
Pietsch, Benjamin H. Redman, Alf. I. Rivines, Juan G. Rodriguez, Samuel G. 
Scott, George F. Scotten, D. Boyd Slawson, Wm. S. Steinbach, Leonard R. Swan, J. 
Dewey Street, Francis E. Thompson, Carl B. Westling, Hallam A. Williams. 

ADMITTED—Martin A. Bell, Raymond B. Church, Hiram B. Davis, Edward R. 
Geer, Max Hauser, Frank Huddleston, Lester F. Huddleston, Walter S. Lindsay 
Albert A. McSweeny, Christian Mikkelson, Ora E. Myers, William J. Peete, Halbert 
E. Selby, James W. Steele, Fred E. Wickwire, Melburn L. Wilson. , 

REINSTATED—Evan Elmer. 

DIMITTED—William R. Amer, Harry H. Benepe, Leo C. Humphrey, Walter L. 
Mecklenburg, Stephen C. Pierce, Jr., Edward Smith, Orvis W. Smith, John Widdi- 
combe. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Ray T. Duncan, Edward D. 
Kinney, Burt E. Price, Edwin M. Ronne, Commodore P. Tipton. 

DIED—Fletcher W. Appleton, E. Rolland Glass, Frank B. Lewis, Abner H. 
Morse, William Roth, John W. Yergey. 

MEMBERS—380 


Wiles, Glenn D. 
Willson, Fred F. 
Williams, Hallam A. 
Wilson, Melburn L. 
Wright, Morris S. 


Wyatt, James R.- 
Yadon, Luther B. 
Yeagey, John W. 
Yergey, Alford L. 
Yergey, Stanley A. 


WASHINGTON NO. 19—Gallatin City. 

Chartered October 8, 1872. 
Charter Surrendered October 3, 1877. 


SHERIDAN NO. 20.—Sheridan. 

Chartered October 2 , 1875. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Saturdays in each month. 

Officers. 

James Duncan, Jr., W. M. E. A. Wigton, Secretary. William Showe, S. S. 

J W. Munson, S. W. Charles Johnson, S. D. T. Keller, J. S. 

E. J. Osborn, J. W. George Gemmell, J. D. S. Williams, Tyler. 

J. M. Maddison, Treasurer. 

Master Masons. 


Bock, J. D. 

Bender, Lewis B. 
Bergstrom, Charles J. E. 
Beardsley, J . P. 
Bullerdick, Lewis. 

Black, C. C. 

Buford, W. W. 

Bird, Ralph. 

Beiler, Arthur. 

Clapp, D. A. 

Criswell, J. H. 

Coveil, James.—P. M. 
Campbell, Colon. 

Cockrum, E. M. 

Clark, A. B. 

Criswell, Tony—P. M. 
Cunningham, Charles. 
Duncan, James.—P. M. 
Dobyns, James. 

Dobyns, Harry. 

Dudley, William. 

Durgon, Wood. 

Dyer. R. H.—P. M. 
Duncan, James, Jr. 
Dudley, W. 

Duncan, D. A. 
Ellingbouse, Walter E. 
Ellinghouse, George 
Elliott, C. L. 

Foster, T. A.—P. M. 


Foster, J. H. 

Foster, S. L. 

Finch, F. P. 

Frew, George K. 

Galusha, James L. 

Golden, B. L.—P. M. 
Gemmell, George. 

Hill, Charles C. 

Howe, Harry. 

Hall, Charles O. 

Halse, Harvey H. 

Haines, John. 

Johnson, Chas. E.—P. M. 
Junod, O. H.—P. M. 
Keller, T. 

Linderman, F. B.—P. M. 
Latus, George N. 

Lewis, W. T. 

Maddison, Jas. M.—P. M. 
Magraw, H. S. 

Morse, Elmer J. 

Munson, J. W. 

McCullough, Homer. 
McDougall, W. J. 

McCoy, W. II. 

Morrison, George. 

McCrea, William. 

Nisbett, H. B. 

Nelson, John E. 

Osborn, E. J. 


Pritchett, Samuel. 

Pillen, A. E. 

Pomrenke, Paul. 

Rossiter, R. W. 

Rowe, George. B. 

Rowe, E. Russell. 

Russell, B. A. 

Shaw, Thomas L. 

Shepard, W. B. 

Simpson, Thomas. 

S?“bolt, Vernon. 

Sebring, Charles 
Showe, William . 

Schultz, Lester. 

Thomas, John H. 

Tower, Lee S. 

Tinline, J. 

Williams, Samuel.—P. M. 
Whisman, D. L.—P. M. 
Williss, James E. 

Wilson, Thomas C. 
Willson, R. G. 

Westbrook, Paul. 

Wigton, E. A. 

Winslow, James. 

Wright, Lyle. 

Young, Chester. 

Zinn, Howard.—P. M. 
Zerbe, Ernest. 




20 


RETURNS YEAR ENDING 


JUNE 30, 


RAISED—Arthur Beiler, D. A. Duncan, John Haines, William McCrea, Lester 
Schultz, James Winslow, Lyle Wright. 

DIED—B. F. Bowman, L. C. Edwards. 

MEMBERS—89. 


VALLEY NO. 21.—Townsend. 


Chartered October 5, 1875. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Saturdays in each month. 

Officers. 


H. C. Hood, W. M. 
Albert Wright, S. W. 
Fred Schmidtz, J. W. 

A. G. McCormick, Treas. 


H. M. Downey, Sec. 
Grant Reed, S. D. 
James Ward, J. D. 


Master Masons. 


Harry A. Fuhs, S. S. 
Arthur Ellis, J. S. 

H. J. Barber, Tyler. 


Alexander, John H. 
Andrews, Gust. 

Barker, Edward H. 
Barber, Homer J. 

Barnhill, Basil E. 
Bechtold, John. 

Berg, Julius.—P. M. 
Boone, Elmer L.—P. M. 
Bowen, Frank R. 

Bowman, N. O.—P. M. 
Bradeen, Orrin C. 

Burgess, Chas. 1ST.—P. M. 
Brandborg, Guy M. 

Bruce, Ray R. 

Bruce, Norman C. 

Bruce, Wallace. 

Brisbin, Homer L. 

Briscoe, B. B. 
Christofferson, S. 

Clarke, Robert W. 

Carter, Perry J. 

Cartright, C. B. 

Crane, Clark G. 

Carlson, Axil. 

Carver, H. K. 

Colson, Thos. E. 

Davey, Jos. J. 

Doggett, Jefferson D. 
Daniels, Chas. E. 

Downie, Henry M. 
Easterly, Allen M.—P. M. 
Ellis, Arthur F. 

Fuhs, Harry A. 

Gilham, Geo. W.—P. M. 
Gilh&m, Ralph E. 

Gleason. Robert J.—P. M. 
Good, Hezekiah C. 

Greene, Rufus G. 
Gunderson, Hans. 
Goodman, Bertram A. 
Gordon, W. R. 

Gravely, John A. 

Gruar, John D. 

Hahn, Hume J. 

Hansen, H. C. 

Hargrove, Rutlege. 

Harvey, Wm. W.—P. M. 


Hissong, Marvin E. 
Holker, Thomas. 

Holloway, Hollis H. 

Hov, Carl S.—P. M. 
Howe, Clarence S.—P. 
Hulbert, Clark G. 
Hendershott. Wm. 

Haegele, Roland A. 
Harman, Frank B. 
Huntley, R. J. 

Holloway, Floyd. 

Johnson, Gavin. 

Johnson, J. N.—P. M. 
Johnson, John H. 

Keene, Gray P. 

Kimpton, Adnah M. 
Kingsley, R. M. 

Kirscher, Wm. Guy. 
Kimpton, Rowland R. 
Keith, Silas A. 

Larson, Chas.—P. M. 
Lewin, John L. 

Lippert, Chas. E. 

Lodge, R. N. 

Lofstrand, O. S. 

Long, James. 

Lippert, William C. 

Lehan, Peter. 

Ledingham, R. A. 
McCormick, Walter A. vj. 
McCormick, W. D.—P. M. 
McKay, G. Shelby. 

Macey, John B. 

Marston, Lea. 

Matthews, John A. 

Melius, Clyde. 

Miller, Henry O. 

Myers, Geo. W. 

Myers, Geo. 0. 

Myers, Thomas, 

Myers, Janms D. 

Matthews, Howard A. 
Middleton, Lyle W. 
Norheim, G. S. 

Norton, Bode G. 
Nimrichter, Julius. 


Ogle, Walter H. 

Ochs, John H. 

Passmore, G. F.—P. M. 
Perugin, Louis. 

Pool, Louis K.—P. M. 
Patterson, C. W. 

Peterson, Martin. 

Plymale, H. C. 

Plymale, John G. 

Prosser, William L. 

Pennell, W. A. 

Plunkett, Stephen S. 
Plymale, Morgan E. 
Ramspeck, Geo. J. 

Rossman, Andrew B. 

Reed, Grant A. 

Reeg, J. G. 

Rotz, A. L. 

Richtmyer, Harry 
Ridgway, Albert 
Roberts, William H. 
Rutherford, Isaac H. 
Schmitz, Fred W. 

Sim, George B. 

Suter, Stephen H. 
Schondorff, W. N. 

Schreiner, Henry J. 
Stubblefield, Wm. H. 

Sharp, Jefferson G. 

Sparks, F. F. 

Starz, Oscar E. W. 

Slack, Sidney A. 

Sperry, Arthur D. 
Thompson, Wm. S. 

Tinning, Roland A. 
Townsley, Benjamin.—P. M. 
Thompson, George W. 
Townsley, Edmund. 
Thompson, Benjamin. 
Vickery, E. Ray. 

Van Voast, Shirley D. 
Wall, Richard P. 

Watkins, Chas. 

Wright, Albert. 

Ward, Jas. E. 

Ward Ray. 

Welton, Earl V. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Howard C. Bushnell. 

RAISED—Homer L. Brisbin, B. B. Briscoe, Thos. E. Colson, Floyd L. Holloway, 
Silas A. Keith, Rowland R. Kimpton, Howard A. Matthews, Lyle W. Middleton, 
Julius Nimrichter, Morgan E. Plymale, Sidney A. Slack, Arthur D. Sperry, Shirley 
D. Van Voast, Earl V. Welton. 

DIMITTED—A. Kristofferson, H. F. McDowell. 

DIED—Oliver Brodock, Fred Hahn, R. C. Richtmyer, Harvey L. Keene. 


MEMBERS 1 —140. 



1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


21 


BUTTE NO. 22.—Butte. 

Chartered October 3, 1876. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Geo. Gieser, Jr., W. M. 
H. Duke Sultzer, S. \V. 
E. S. Rodda J. W. 

Geo. W. Mikle, Treas. 

Ackerman, Fred. 

Acres, John W. 

Albright, Jesse B. 
Alexander, Frank E. 
Alexander, W. J. 

Alkire, A. W. 

Arthur, Carl G. 

Adams, Ed. 

Arthur, Samuel. 

Ayers, M. R. 

Adams, P. G. 

Baker, R. A. 

Bailey, Howard. 
Balmforth, A.—P. M. 
Bennetts, Henry. 
Bennyhoff, Geo. 
Bennyhoff, Jas. R. 

Bean, Clarence E. 

Blair, A. E.—P. M. 
Boast, W. J. 

Boast, W. J. Jr. 

Booth, T. J. 

Boyd, C. 0. 

Bradshaw, Walter. 

Bray, W. J. Jr. 
Bretherton, Henry H. 
Brimacom.be, John. 
Brown, A. C. 

Brown, F. W. 

Brown, J. A. 

Brown, T. H. 

Bucher, J. W. 

Burton, H. W.—P. M. 
Ball, John 
Bourke, George E. 
Brash, Harry K. 

Burgess, W. E. 

Ballard, W. T. 

Blue, Malcolm. 
Boneparth, Isaac. 

Bono, J. B. 

Bryant, N. C. 

Beal, George A. 

Blair, H. D. 

Bracken, Charles. 
Braumlich, E. K. 

Caddy, Edw. 

Calder, Donald.—P. M. 
Calkins, B. E.—P. M. 
Callaghan, M. J. 

Cajlow, John. 

Campana, S. R. 
Carpenter, Wm.—P. M. 
Chambard, J. E. 

Chellew, W. H. 
Chenoweth, E. R. 
Christie, W. J. 

Clark, G. G. 

Clark, F. A, 

Clayson, E. R. 

Cohen. J. S. 

Coxe, Albert. 

Crase, C. E. 

Crossman, J. H. 

Carter, William J. 
Charette, William E. 
Cobb, C. H. 

Cumming, Hugh G. 
Culbertson, F. A. 

Caddy, Ed. R. 

Caffery, R. T. 


W. F. Noyes, Sec. 

J. D. Hawks, S. D. 

P. O. Sultzer, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Calhoun, J. H. 

Collias, George A. 

Cook, S. R. 

Davey, W. H. 

Danielson, Ray I. 
Davies, W. E. 

Davis, J. H. 

Davis, Benj. 

Davis, Phil T. 

Davis, Merle M. 

Davis, T. J. 

Dee, Martin Jr. 

DeSnell, Geo. 

Dillenbeck, O. L. 
Dennison, C. F. 
Donovan, J. A. 

Driver, W. K. 

Dyas, J. D.—P. M. 
Dahlberg, H. W. 

Dickey, J. E. 

Dingman, O. A. 

Easton, T. S. 

Ellison, Ole. 

Engel, Carl. 

Evans, A. C.—P. M. 
Evans, J. M. Jr. 

Evans, Jas. R. 

Evans, Llewelyn. 

Evans, Wm. R. 

Evans, W. S. 
Edmundson, E. R. 
Edwards, Richard A. 
Engel, A. #L. 

Fisher, C. B. 

Fiske, C. A. 
Fotheringham, E. C. 
Fredrikson, C. W. 

Frink, L. D. 

Fuller, F. D. 

Forest, Joseph A. 

Gamer, E. W. 

Garrison, W. R.—P. M. 
Garwood, L. L. 

Gieser, E. B. 

Gieser, F. A.- 
Gieser, Fred. 

Gieser, Geo. F. 

Gieser, Geo. Jr. 

Gieser, H. S. 

Girroir, H. L. 

Glasser, Frank. 

Glover, J. B. 

Gordon. Robt. D. 

Gray, Charles D. 

Grefig, Fred A. 

Griffith, John F. 

Gilston, J. S. 

Gieser, C. R. 

Gieser, R. H. 

Hagedorn, F. C. 

Hall, Richard. 

Hall, W. B. 

Iiammond, J. S.—P. M. 
Hammond, Frank. 
Hample, O. G. 

Hansen, C. M. 

Hansen, Magnus. 
Hanson, W. M. 

Harry, Geo. F. 

Harvey, R. G.—P. M. 
Harris, Thos. 


J. H. 'l'homas, S, S. 
0. L. Dingman, J. S. 
Fred. Oates, Tyler. 


Hawks, J. D. 

Hays, L. H. 

Heather, Joseph. 

Heggs, Herbert E. 
Heikkala, August. 
Heilbronner, I. A. 
Henderson, C. S.—P. M. 
Henderson, F. A. 
Henline, Harry. 
Henningsen, A. P. 
Hichens, Philip. 

Highl, O. 

Hill, W. L. 

Hinckley, W. G. 
Hoffman, D. A. 

Holme, Samuel A. 
Houston, H. B. 

Hossack, William. 

Hoyt, H. B. 

Hudtloff, David. 
Hurzeler, John. 

Hanson, John P. 

Halpin, Charles Henry 
Hutson, Ennis W. 

Hall, C. M. 

Hall, E. C. 

Ingersoll, T. S. 

Inglis, J. F. 

Inn is, John. 

Innis, R. A. 

Jaten, Martin. 

Johnston, Alex J. 

Job, Wm. John. 

Johnson, Floyd F. 

Jones, A. W. 

Jones, D. J. 

Jones, D. W. 

Jones, F. S. 

Jones, H. C. 

Jones, J. H. 

Jones, R. R. 

Jordan, W. M. 

Johnson, Albert. 

Karsted, A. 

Kaukala, E. E. 

Kear, E. A. 

Kennoffel, John. 
Kirschbaum, Louis. 
Knapp, G. J. 

Kyd, J. H. 

Kellett, A. R. 

Leggat, Alex. 

Levy, Phil. 

Leybold, Theo. P. 
Lindland, J. F. 

Lindley, H. L. 

Lloyd, Arthur. 

Lloyd, O. M. 

Lutey, Thos. 

Lepetich, M. P. 

Lohse, Henry. 

Lloyd, W. A. 

Larson, Cecil. 

Loughran, E. H. 

Me Ewan, John O. 
McKean, Robt. 

McKenzie, D. H. 
McLaggan, R. D. 

McLain, B. T. 
McPherson, Malcolm. 
McRae, James. 


22 


RETURNS YEAR ENDING 


JUNE 30, 


McLeod. Elmer ' 
Maule, David. 

Meghen, John B. 
Melcher, P. L. 

Mellor, W. R. 

Meyers, G. A. 

Mikel, G. W.—P. M. 
Miles, Tracy W. 

Miller, Geo. E. 

Misevich, Marko. 
Mitchell, W. P. 
Monteath, J. H.—P. G. 
Morgan, C. R. 

Morgan, Isaac. 

Morrison, Ray I. 
Moughton, T. II. 

Moye, H. G. 

Mulholland, L. 

Myers, Benj. A. 
Mylroie, J. C. 
McEachern, A. J. 
Misevich, Thomas. 
Mullis, Raymond. 
Muntzer, H. P. 
Nebelung, Otto. 

Nile, W. H. 

Noyes, C. Floyd. 

Noyes, W. F.—P. M. 
Odgers, G. H. 

Odgers, W. J. 

Olds, Mathew J. 

Orton. J. M. 

Orton, W. C.—P. M. 
Orton, W. S. 

Osenbrug, Jacob. 
Parmelee, W. L.—P. G. 
Patterson, A. C. 
Patterson, C. H. 
Patterson, J. L. 
Patterson, M. L. 

Pauli, Wm. 

Pearn, C. W. 

Polglase, Edw. 

Polley, 0. G. 

Prizgint, Anthony. 
Probst, Rudolph. 
Parmelee, L. L. 
Phillips, Arthur 
Pearce, Kilbey 
Parmelee, E. B. 

Price, Richard. 

Price, W. E. 

Ralph, J. H. 


Recksick, Henry. 

Reins, John P. 
Richards, Eli R. 
Richards, Jos. 

Richards, Warrington. 
Riggs, E. W. 

Riley,. M. C.—P. M. 
Riter, John D. 

Robbie, Geo. W. 
Roberts, E. C. 

Roberts, J. H. 

M. Robinson, J. S. 

Rodda, Elmer S. 
Rolling, Geo. 

Rosenblat, G. B. 
Roullard, Felix K. 
Rowlands, John. 
Ruckwardt, F. C. F. 
Ruggles, M. F. 
Rundell, R. E.—P. M. 
Russell, Chas. A. 
Rutledge, J. O.—P. M. 
Rosselet, Fred 
Rue, Eilef. 

Russell, J. R. 

Ryan, W. R. 

Schiffman, Jacob M. 
Schilling, Sig. 

Scroggin, Leo C. 
Selfridge, Bert. 
Seymore, J. G. 

Shields, E. S'. 

Shiner, Samuel. 
Shodair, Louis. 
Steadman, David 
M. Smith, Alex. 

Smith, L. B. 

Snell, David J. 

Staples, C. L. 
Steadman, Aaron. 
Stevens, T. S. H. 
Starrett, Guy R. 
Strasser, H. B. 
Strobel, J. L. 

Sultzer, H. D. 

Sultzer, P. O. 

Sulgrove, L. B. 

Swiney, W. W. 

Saner, A. E. 

Shaffer, J. M. 

Shelton, L. C. 

Saad, R. R. 

Saunders, W. J. E. 


Scollich, W. T. 

Skoog, A. W. 

Smith, J. E. 

Smith, B. G. 

Smith, W. L. 

Storer, C. D. 

Shimmin, J. E. 

Stamsos, W. L. 

Sultser, H. C. 

Tamplin, John T. 

Taylor, A. 0.—P. M. 
Thew, Thos. 

Thew, Thos. W. 

Thomas, J. H. 

Thomas, Trevor. 
Thompson, A. L. 
Thompson, E. T. 
Thompson, J. E. 

Tippett, Edw. A. 

Todd, J. F. 

Toler, A. F. 

Tonkin, J. H. 

Tonkin, S. G. 

Tonkin, W. R.—P. M. 
Trenberth, Richard. 

Tripp, S. L. 

Turner. H. W. 

Thurstoi , J. W. 
Thompson, F. G. 

Viall, Jas. 

Vincent, J. I. 

Vaill, C. D. 

Vogwill, Percy. 

Vogwill, W. H. 

Warren, Jos. 

Wathey, J. S.—P. M. 
Weitz, Geo. A. 

Wells, W. A.—P. M. 
Wheeler, B. K. 

Wheeler, G. M.—P. M. 
Whitford, O. B.—P. M. 
Whiting, V. C.—P. M. 
Wilkinson, Edw. 

Williams, A. L. 

Williams, Edw. 

Williams, Wm. 

Worden, Jas. 

Wendorff, Gustave A. 4. 
Williams, R. J. 

Wallace, L. R. 

Welch, H. G. 

Wirud, Qluf. 

Zollers, L. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—W. H. Chadwick, Leo E. Lambert. 

FELLOW CRAFT—E. E. Lunn. 

RAISED—P. G. Adams, George A. Beal, H. D. Blair, Charles Bracken, E. K. 
Braumlich, Ed. R. Caddy, R. T. Caffery, J. H. Calhoun, George A. Collias, E. R. 
Edmundson, Richard A. Edwards, A. L. Engel, A. R. Kellett, Cecil Larson, E. H. 
Loughran, J. E. Shimmin, W. L. Stamsos, H. C. Sultser, F. G. Thompson. 
REINSTATED—S. R. Cook. 

DIMITTED—R. F. Campbell, L. F. Chamberlain, D. F. Noble, G. W. Pierce, T. 
F. Ryan, E. G. Roell. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES'—Amos Booth, R. D. Blake, C. J. 
Cutler,W. D. Evans, W. J. Farmer, J. B. Halford, A. E. Johnson, G. A. Lobben- 
berg, W. R. Medlyn, W. E. Nissala, G. J. Peiler, G. L. Thompson. 

DIED—E. Gallick, O. W. Mather, A. E. Sexton, M. W. Sternfels, J. R. Wharton. 
MEMBERS—372. 


DILLON NO. 23—See Dillon No. 16. 

MT. MORIAH NO. 24.—Butte. 

Chartered September 16, 1880. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Saturdays in each month. 

Officers. 

Hubertus Corkish, W. M. G. W. Craven, Sec. E. G. Craine, S. S. 

Angus McLeod, S. W. L. S. Farnham, S. D. D. J. Hattrick, J. S. 

H. O. Pagenkopf, J. W. Lancelot Smith, J. D. Fred. Oates, Tyler. 

J. L. Carroll, Treasurer. 




1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


23 


Allen, H. L. 

Alley, R. S. 

Anderson, Alex. 
Anderson, Herman. 
Angell, J. W. 

Angell, T. O. Jr. 
Atkinson, E. O. 

Atwood, H. E. 
Ambrosetti, J. C. 

Amos, C. H. 

Anderson, A. Y. 
Anderson, F. A., Jr. 
Aranson, Samuel. 
Attfield, R. J. 

Aldred, William. 

Allen, Claude. 

Babb, J. S. 

Backus, W. H. 

Bacon, W. L. 

Barker, Carter. 

Barker, Samuel, Jr. 
Barlow, H. C. 

Barnicoat, J. D. 
Bartlett, Grant. 

Bartlett, E. S. 

Bartlett, 0. D. 

Bawden, E. J. 

Beaudoin, Joseph. 

Bell, E. N. 

Belveal, L. G. 

Belveal, L. W. 

Bennett, J. C. 

Bennett, Wm. 

Bennett, Josiah. 

Benson, J. T. 

Bessette, Mose. 
Bettenson, Geo.—P. M. 
Bettenson, R. G. 

Bishop, C. D. 

Bluett, C. F. 

Bluett, Harry. 

Blue, D. J. 

Bolitho, T. J. 

Boone, S. R. 

Bow'den, J. F. 

Boyer, W. S. 

Brasier, C. A. 

Brasier, R. T. 

Brasier, R. W. 

Bree, J. R. 

Briggs, E. E. 
Brimacombe, Richard. 
Brown, D. F. 

Bruin, W. J. 

Bruin, Peter. 

Brule, F. J.—P. M. 
Bryant, Thos. 

Bullock, Thos. 

Burt, Joseph. 

Burton, J. A. 

Bushnell, C. E. 

Beech, G. T. 

Best, Paul. 

Biow, Samuel. 

Bradshaw, A. L. 

Beer, W. J. B. B. 
Bennett, Thomas. 
Burkett, H. E. 

Bates, William Stephen. 
Branter, Ollie Johanes. 
Bruin, Edward. 

Cahill, M. D. 

Carlson, G. W. 

Carman, H. F. 

Carroll, J. L.—P. G. M. 
Carroll, W. E.—P. M. 
Cassel, M. C.—P. M. 
Cherry, E. A. 

Christian, Claude. 
Christiansen, J. P. 
Christie, F. G. 


Master Masons. 

Chynoweth, A.—P. M. 
<Jlapp, W. H. 

Clark, A. D. 

Clark, A. L. 

Clark, J. R. 

Clarke, W. C. 

Cliff, F. M. 

Cochrane, John.—P. M. 
Cobb, F. S. 

Cohen, Samuel. 

Cohn, Lessing. 

Cole, E. C. 

Coombe, A. P. 

Combs, L. M. 

Conklin, W. H. 

Copple, A. H. 

Corkish, Hubertus. 

Cox, T. W. 

Craig, G. L. 

Craine, E. G. 

Craine, J. PI. 

Craven, G. W.—P. M. 
Crawford, R. W. 

Croghan, F. H. 

Crumerine, E. M. 

Christie, W. S. 

Craver, J. F. 

Curry, W. H. 

Cai'lson, J. A. 

Charles, C. D. 

Cobb, F. E. 

Cole, R. J. 

Campbell, J. D. 

Carls, G. H. 

Clevett, M. A. 

Cloke, J. G. 

Cobb, C. W. 

Collins, W. J. 

Copp, E. L. 

Crail, A. G. 

Craine, E. R. 

Carroll Walker Bryson. 
Carver, Charles Newman. 
Cavanaugh, Miles Jordan. 
Christie, Kennth. 
Clement, David Henry. 
Clemo, Thomas James. 
Daly, J. P. 

Daniel, M. Y. 

Dart, Allen. 

Davies, G. R. 

Davies, J. 0.—P. M. 
Davis, Morgan. 

Derry, Samuel. 

Derry, W. C. 

Dickey, Andrew. 

Dobbins, A. J. 

Dobson, E. F. 

Dobson, J. C. G. 
Donaldson, J. C. 

Downey, R. R. 

Dugdale, R. F. 

Dunks, W. W. 

Durrer, Geo. 

Dunstan, T. B. 

Decker. F. o. 

Dawson, L. G. 

DeWorkin, William. 
Doyle, H. R. 

Duncan, James, Jr. 
Dugay, F. W. 

Dunston, Henry. 

Davis, Edwin Albert. 
Duwe, Martin Benhardt. 
Eanes, D. H. 

Eberle, C. C. 

Elledge, J. R. 

Elvers, C. A. 

Eriksen, H. K. 

Erker, M. J. 

Eskeldsen, T. C. 


Evans, Ben. 

Evans, D. T. 

Evans, Harry. 

Evans, J. G. 

Else, A. L. 

Engstedt, E. C. 

Farnham, L. S. 

Fairbairn, J. E. 

Fisher, Jacob. 

Fischer, H. J. E. 

Floyd, R. A. S. 

Fluhman, Albert. 

Foote, Francis. 

Fowler, G. M. 

Fraser, D. B. 

Fraser, F. R. 

Fredell, E. W. 

Frowen, W. J. 

Fisher, S. H. 

Fredell, C. A. 

Ferrell, C. G. 

Fleiner, H. H. 

Floyd, R. L. 

Fell, William Woodberry. 
File, Willis Tremaine. 
Gardiner, F. B. 

Genzberger, Sol.—P. M. 
Genzberger, E. N. 

George, Jas. 

Giberson, A. W. 

Giberson, E. H. 

Gibson, J. C. 

Gibson, R. N. 

Gibson, W. D., Jr. 

Gidel, M. H. 

Gies, A. J. 

Gilbert, T. J. 

Gillis, Angus. 

Gillies, D. B. 

Godfrey, S. J. 

Goodman, Israel. 

Goodnow, J. S. 

Grahame, R. W. 

Graham, W. G. 

Griffith, C. T. 

Griffiths, Morgan. 

Grimes, D. S. 

Gronberg, E. B. 

Gustafson, G. W. 

Guthrie, J. H. 

Garrett, R. H. 

Gilbert, Raymond 
Griffith. W. D. 

Gendle, William. 

Glass, William. 

Granath, L. T. 

Gribble, L. J. 

Griffiths, M. L. 

Gros, S. Yan R. 

Griffiths, William Thomas. 
Hallett, O. C. 

Ham, Benjamin. 

Hamilton, H. H. 

Hamilton, J. M. 

Hand, A. E. 

Hanson, P. C. 

Harkonen, G. A. 

Harte, Frank. 

Hartzell, L. J.—P. M 
Hattrick, D. J. 

Hayes, W. E. 

Head, J. B. 

Heath, H. E. 

Heawood, Geo. 

Hewitt, C. H. 

Henwood, E. H. 

Hicks, W. N. 

Hill, J. K. 

Hirsh, H. B. 

Hocking, W. H. 

Hocking, W. J. 


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JUNE 30, 


Hodgson, W. H. 

Holstrom, J. E. 

Hooper, Jethro. 

Hopkins, Wm. 

Horton, E. B. 

Hosking, J. N. 

Hosking, W. S. 

Hoskins, C. B. 

Hostetter, C. A. 

Howard, it. G. 

Howell, J. R. 

Huff, U. W. 

Huffman, V. F. 

Hughes, C. I. 

Hughes, J. A. 

Husband, Alex. 

Hammond, H. L. 

Harris, T. C. 

Head, W. T. 

Hinchcliff, E. A. 

Howell, H. W. 

Hammer, H. L. 

Harschfeld, Sam. 

Hobba, Joseph. 

Halley, John William. 
Hobba, Robert Charles. 
Hotchkiss, Max Albert. 
Israel, Jack. 

Ivey, Ben. 

Irvine, William DeM. 
Jackman. C. S.—P. M. 
James, Morgan. 

Jeffery, John. 

Johns, W. H. 

Johnson, H. W. 

Jones, J. F. 

Jones, Joe. 

Jones, W. H. 

Julin, N. L. 

Juttner, C. F. 

Jackson, W. A. 

.Tames, C. E. 

Jones, P. R. 

Johnson, R. W. 

Johnson, Axel. 

Johnson, Edward Jenner. 
Johnson, Howard Max. 
Keast, R. C. 

Keeney, H. B. 

Kent, Wm. 

Kilmer, E. F. 

King, R. W. 

Kinnev, H. A.—P. M. 
Kitto, W. H. 

Knight, A. C. 

Knipe, A. W.—P. M. 
Knowlton, H. J. 

Knowlton, L. I.—P. M. 
Kenoffel, Sam. 

Kyle, Sam 
Knight, J. R. 

Krueger, H. E. 

Kinney, H. A. Jr. 
Kautzman, John Barney. 
Kirby, John Jennings. 
Lamont, Samuel. 

Larsen, H. P. 

Larson, August. 

Larson, M. C. 

Lawrey, R. J. 

Lee, Thos. 

Leachman, C. S. 

Leonard, C. R. 

Lewis, Fred. 

Lindsay, S'. T. 

Little, C. H— P. M. 

Little, E. H. 

Little, Mose. 

Lomas, E. P. C. 

Lau, A. L. 

Lowrey, S. E. 

Lukenbill, E. H. 

Lyth, Martin. 


Lautman, G-eorge 

Maier, George Adolph. 

Lautman, A. W. 

Maier, Martin Dewey. 

Lewis, F. C. 

Moore, John Perry. 

Louthian, C. G. 

Nagle, 0. J. 

Lindquist, John. 

Nankervis, J. T. 

Lund, M. F. 

Nelson, A. S. 

Lautman, William. 

Noble, A. W. 

Lavin, Fred Thomas. 

Nicolas, W. J. 

LaMar, Escoe Wheeler. 

Nokes, W. H. 

Lynch, Howard Cromwell. 

Needy, G. R. 

Lowrey, John William. 

Newton. C. 0. 

MacDonald, Alex. 

Nies, Charles. 

MacDonald, John. 

Nelson, J. B. 

Maclnnis, D. A. 

Nixholm, Charles Alfred. 

MacKinnon, T. H. 

Oates, Fred. 

MacPherson, E. A. 

Oates, R. J. 

MacPherson, F. H. 

O’Keefe, Mike. 

MacPherson, Richard. 

Opie, R. J. S. 

McBride, A. L. 

Ornsby, Robt. Jr. 

McCabe, H. H. 

Oates, T. H. 

McCauley, Thos. C. 

Oleson, W. R. 

McClure, D. L. 

Ott, A. E. 

McCracken, F. E. 

Ouchterlony, Fritz. 

McIntyre, Harry. 

Orne, Theo. 

McKay, Leonard. 

Pagenkopf, H. C. 

McKelvie, Ampedo. 

Patterson, J. C.—P M. 

McLeod, Angus. 

Pauli, H. 0. 

McLeod, A. R. 

Pearn, H. H. 

McLeod, J. H. 

Pearson, Alfred. 

McLeod, J. J. 

Pedlar, H. M. 

McLeod, M. G. 

Penhall, J. B. 

McMillan, H. S. 

Perham, Arthur. 

McPhail, Malcolm. 

Peterson, C. 0. 

McTucker, Frank. 

Pohlman, H. J. 

McG-owan, C. D. 

Pope, N. R. 

McKeown, A. E. 

Powell, C. E. 

McNeil, A.. C. 

Preston, B. M. 

McDonald, Alex Mueller. 

Purdy, I. A. 

McDonald, Donald, Jr. 

Patterson, V. S. 

McLeod, Neil G-illis. 

Par cell, Thillip 

Maclean, Paul. 

Pings, H. F. 

Macich, C. P. 

Pike, E. L. 

Maky, Alex. 

Pierce, G. H. 

Marans, Edward. 

Prouty, C. A. 

Markell, J. 0. 

Price, Frank. 

Marks, Peter T. 

Penny, Clyde. 

Martin, D. A.—P. M. 

Quigley, J. V. 

Martin, J. H. 

Ralph, W. E. 

Mathews, Harry. 

Ranh, Adolph. 

Mayo, C. H. 

Ralston, E. L. 

Melby, G. 0. 

Reed, J. R. 

Menadue, E. J. 

Rheim, J. E. 

Mennie, G. P.—P. M. 

Renfrey, J. R. 

Metger, J. C. 

Renz, R. E. 

Miller, G. G. 

Robbins, F. G. W. 

Miller, T. K. 

Rose, Ludwig. 

Miller, W. M. 

Rosevear, I. E. 

Milligan, H. F. 

Rossiter, A. J. 

Milliken, B. E. 

Rvburn, R. M. 

Mitchell, Wm. 

Reese, Ivor 

Mitchell, W. C. 

Robinson, G. L. 

Moe, Sven. 

Rooks, H. E. 

Monro, Hugh. 

Ross. R. T. 

Montgomery, W. R. 

Roberts, F. W. 

Moore, G. W. 

Robinson, R. C. 

Morgan, G. H. 

Ramsey. Stanley Gilbert. 

Morgan, T. R. 

Rowe, William Roberts. 

Morello, J. C. 

Rule, William Fred. 

Muir, John. 

Schwartz, S. E. 

Mustard, H. A. 

Scott. G. H. - 

Mutch, F. K.—P. M. 

Shaeffer, B. H. 

Mayo, W. G. 

Shott, F. B. 

Martin, T. H. 

Shott, A. D. 

Martinson, Ivor. 

Simon, I. 

Medan, Christ. 

Slifer, M. R. 

Miles, Henry. 

Smith, Arthur. 

Moses, H. W. 

Smith, C. D. 

Mullins, A. H. 

Smith. H. R. B. 

Murray, C. A. 

Smith, I. N. 

Murrish, James. 

Smith, J. C. 

McCoy, Hugh. 

Smith, Lancelot. 

Marlow, J. V. 

Smith, L. A.—P. G. M. 

Merriman, W. H. 

Smith, S. W. 


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Smith, T. N.—P. M. 
Smith, W. J. 

Spiegel, Samuel. 

Stevens, V. G. 

Stewart, A. J.—P. M. 
Stewart, W. J. 

Stillwell, Roy. 

Strandberg, F. W. 
Strasburger, R. E. 
Strasburger, E. J. 

Sturgis, F. L. 

Stromme, G. J. 

Suiter, E. P. 

Swanson, Nicanor. 

Sharp, A. C. 

Shrock, H. Q. 

Simpson, M. D. 

Smith, 3. F. 

Stewart, A. C. 

Shippy, H. C. 

Stewart, H. A. 

Strongman, C. L. 

Sweet, S. C. 

S'canland, W. W. 

Sherrard, P. H. 

Sinkey, C. D. 

Smith, K. D. 

Stevenson, F. W. 

Sweet, W. T. 

Symes, J. S. 

Smith, Jay Albert. 

Slager, Frank. 

Stenlake, Newton Thomas. 


Smith, H. C. 

Wathev, R. L. 

Taylor, A. H. 

Watt, D. M. 

Taylor, G. 0. 

Wehl, A. 

Tebo, E. M. 

Weitz, Adam. 

Ternouth, Blaine 

Wheeler, Thos. 

Tewey, Dan. 

Willcox, Eugene. 

Tlumpson, E. E. 

Willcox, J. E. 

Thomas, B. E. 

Wilcox, R. J. 

Thomas, J. D. 

Williams, F. J. 

Thomas, J. H. 

Williams. Harry. 

Thomas, R. C. 

Williams, Thos. 

Thomas, W. H. 

Williams. W. H. 

Thomason, Wm. 

Wittenberg, D. H. 

Tippett, E. J. 

Wood, C. J. 

Tonis, J. H. 

Wood, W. L. 

Trask, E. S. 

Wright, J. R. 

Trethewey, James. 

Westling, J. V. 

Tretheway, J. S. 

White, J. H. 

Trethewey, Wilfred. 

Wulf, J. S. 

Trythall, Jas. Jr. 

Weymouth, J. H. 

Taylor, R. C. 

Wild, J. E. 

Tower, B. A. 

Williams, Orville. 

Tretheway, Montie. 

Watt, W. F. 

Telford, H. L. 

Whitehead, E. D. 

Tolle, A. A. 

Wills, A. E. 

Yaughn, D. A. 

Woolmer, Frederick. 

Vine, J. P. 

Waslev, Henry. 

Vaupell, C. W. 

Webb, William Alfred. 

Vickers, John. 

Wigginton, Walter. 

Wagner, E. W. 

Worcester, Sam. Austin. 

Wakefield, Edwin. 

York, T. H. 

Wall, G. W. 

Young, D. B. 

Waller, C. W. 

Zimmerman, T. D. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Dominick David, Ernest Francis George, Louis 
John Guerra, William Henry Irle, John Louis Jones, William Thomas Lavin, Alex. 
McLeod, John William Mitchell. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Hobson Meyer Gerard. 

RAISED—William Aldred, Claude Allen, William Stephen Bates, Ollie Johanes 
Branter, Edward Bruin, Walker Bryson Carroll, Charles Newman Carver, Miles 
Jordan Cavanaugh, Kenneth Christie, David Henry Clement. Thomas James Clemo, 
Edwin Albert Davis, Martin Benhardt Duwe, William Woodberry Fell, Willis Tre¬ 
maine File, William Thomas Griffiths, John William Halley, Robert Charles Hobba, 
Max Albert Hotchkiss, Axel Johnson, Edward Jenner Johnson, Howard Max John¬ 
son, John Barney Kautzman, John Jennings Kirby, Fred. Thomas Lavin, Escoe 
Wheeler LaMar, John William Lowrey, George Adolph Maier, Martin Dewey Maier, 
Alex Mueller McDonald, Donald McDonald, Jr., Neil Gillis McLeod, John Perry 
Moore, Charles Alfred Nixholm, Frank Price, Clyde Penny, Stanley Gilbert Ramsey, 
William Roberts Rowe, William Fred Rule. Frank Slager, Jay Aibert Smith, New¬ 
ton Thomas Stenlake, Henry Wasley, William Alfred Webb, Walter Wiggington, 
Sam Austin Worcester. 

ADMITTED—Howard Cromwell Lynch. 

REINSTATED—H. C. Smith. 

DIMITTED—-Morton Brandt, F. M. Rogers, Louie Rose, M. A. Smith, H. G. 
Stamm, G. F. Stanat, J. L. Wolfe, Fred Quantz. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—0. S. Gibson, Abraham Glover, 
W. H. G. Laing, Gus. Pitkanen, L. E. Richard, Benj. Stranix, F. E. Thomas. 

DIED—William Argali, Edward Dower, Peter Enrooth, J. H. George, F. B. 
Heichemer, G. S. Holbrook, F. D. Hubbard, W. J. Warren, Frank Yeo. 

MEMBERS—591. 


BENTON NO. 25.—Fort Benton. 


Chartered September 16, 1880. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Mondays in each month. 


Officers. 

Frederick Thies, W. M. Ezra L. Crane, Secretary. Grover C. Schmidt, S. S. 
John Muir, S. W. Arnold J. Westfall, S. D. Floyd S. Burdick, J. S. 

John Francis Curtis, J. W. Myron C. Hornbeck, J. D. Edwin L., Crawford, Tyler. 
Herbert D. Schmidt, Treas. 

Master Masons. 


Allen, Ross J. 

Ashcraft, Julian H. 
Brown, Joseph S.—P. M. 
Brown, Walter. 


Buck, Cyrus W. 
Brundage, George. 
Barth, Joseph H. 
Barnes, James J. 


Blankenbaker, Jos. N. 
Burdick, Floyd S. 
Baker. Roy E. 

Bretall, Frank E. 



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Bassow, Carl F. 

Bosley, Willard T. 
Boynton, George A. 

Bunch, Jesse W. 

Brown, Charles H. 
Burfiend, Henry C. 

Bear, Benjamin S. 

Cook, Robert I. 

Clark, Charles L. 

Cutler, William W. 
Chesnutt, Jno. N.—P. M. 
Crane, Ezra L.—P, M. 
Christenson, Peter 
Crawford, Edwin L. 
Curtis, John F. 

Calahan, Wayne J. 
Campbell, Hugh W. 
Collins. William. 

Curtis, Claude S. 

Criswell, William F. 
Diaz, Joseph A. 
Donaldson, Harry C. 
Dexter, Wheeler 0. 
Danielson, Julius J. 
Emmett, Raymond O. 
Embleton, Gilbert R. 
Embleton, Charles T. 
Eckhart, William.—P. M. 
Epperson, John E.—P. M. 
Elder, Wayne D. 
Elderman, Andrew. 

Evers, John Henry. 
Flagler, Dennis W. 

Fish, Julius B. 

Fishbaugh, L. M. 

Grant, Cady C. 

Gray, Allan E. 

Gray, Joseph 
Gordon, George D. 

Greely, Charles A. 
Haigler, Charles M. 
Herron, Samuel J. 

Harris Howell 
Haigler, John W.—P. M. 
Hornbeck, Myron C. 
Huffman, James L. 
Isaacson. John T. 

Iddings, Ired L. 


Johnson, August. 
Jacobi, Harry A. W. 
Josephson, Victor J. 
Johnstone, Adam. 
Jonas, Willis L. 
Jacoby, John. 

Jones, David W., Jr. 
Kirkwood, Thomas. 
Kreis, Bernard H. 
Kingsbury, William S. 
Kramer, William. 

King, Albin E.—P. M. 
Kriebel, Charley C. 
Kaulbach. Dr. Joseph. 
Ivahler, Millard H. 
Kurth, Rodney H. 

Luce, C. M. 

Lepley, Charles. 

Lvng, Hilman C. 
Lindberg, Louis 
Lynch, Austin E. 
Louther, Paul K. 
Mather, Verne T. 
Miller, Charles D. 
Minar, Walter J. 

Muir, John.—P. M. 
Miller, Herschel F. 
Merrifield, Albert W. 
Morrow, David. 

Miller, Lyle K. 

Matkin, Lowden E. 
Morrow, Leonard H. 
McChesney, Charles B. 
McLeish, Arthur E. 
Manley, John U. 
McKinlaj', Irvin L. 
McGee, James H. 
McGee, Charles R. 
Michael, Day S. 

Madson Elmer L. 
Nottingham, H. A. 

Nale, Harry B. 
Patterson, George D. 
Porter, Dr. E. M. 
Patterson, John H. 
Parrish, L. E. 

Partch, Lawrence B. 


Quick, Von K. 

Ritter, Jacob.—P. M. 
Reynolds, John. 

Rudolph, Hans. 

Reed, George H. 

Reynolds, Archie. 

Reeser, William L. 

Rogers, Isaac M. 

Rowe, William.—-P. M. 
Ryan. Howard. 

Ridenour, Carol M. 

Ritter Oliver P. 

Russell Ralph R. 

Ruzicka Charles H. 

Savage, James D. 

Schmidt, Charles W. 
Schaller, John P. 
Stranahan, F. E. 

Strang, M. A. 

Spater, W^iliam C. 

Smith, Charles M. 

Schmidt, Herbert D. 
Stanton, Samuel J. 
Sunderman, Charles F. 
Schmidt, Grover C. 
Timmerman, Fred W. 

Thies, Frederick. 

Thurston, Wendell P. 
Teterick, Andrew F. 

Thorpe, Mike G. 

Towner, Wellington S. 
Tschache. Otto A. 

Tanner, Grover C. 

Tschache, Paul G. 

Towner, George C. 

Vig, James.—P. M. 

Walker, James E. 

Wilford, William F. 

Wright, Leslie G. 

Walstadt, August. 

Wilson, Christopher.—P. M. 
Westfall, Arnold J. 
Wilkinson, Samuel 
Willard, David A. 
Woodcock, John W. 

Watson, Pierce. 

Wilson, Roy A. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—William K. Line. 

FELLOW CRAFTS—David W. Jones, George W. Wackerlin. 

RAISED—William F. Criswell, George D. Gordon, Elmer L. Madson, Oliver P. 
Ritter, Ralph R. Russell, Grover C. Schmidt, George C. Towner. 

ADMITTED—Benjamin S. Bear, Paul K. Louther, Charles H. Ruzicka. 
REINSTATED—Charles A. Greely. 

DIMITTED—William F. Holliday. 

DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—Ora W. Nottingham. 

DIED—William H. Louther. 


MEMBERS—154. 


YELLOWSTONE NO. 26.—Miles City. 

Chartered October 4 , 1882. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Thursdays in each month. 


William B. Clarke, W. M. 
Ernest B. Horace, S. W. 
Fern. P. Hillgren, J. W. 
John C. Laughlin, Treas. 


Ainsworth, Willard E. 
Aitchison, Robert. 
Aitchison, Walter W. 
Aldrich, John J. 
Allee, John G. 

Allen, U. S. G. 
Almquist, Wm. C. 


Officers. 

William J. Howell, Sec. 
William Ray Calvin, S. D. 
Warren 0. Hamel, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Altice, J. W. L. 

Amick, James F. 

Anderson, Ernest L. 
Anderson, John C. 
Anderson, Ralph W. 
Andrus, W. W. 

Arkwright, Stanley. 


T. B. Hyslop, S. S. 
Rudolph Nelstead, J. S. 
George H. Estes, Tyler. 


Arneberg, Christen. 
Arnold, Edmund A. 
Acker, Jule F. 
Anderson, John A. 
Arnold, Charles, H. 
Ammon, Francis M. 
Ankeny, Howard L. 



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27 


Anderson, John Calvin. 
Ayer, George O. 

Barlow, Charles W. 
Bender, Walter A. 
Bennett, George A. 
Benson, Archie E. 

Berg, Andrew. 

Berry, Earl A. 

Beverlin, Karl G. 
Biddison, William S. 
Bishop, Harvey A. 
Bohling, John H. Jr. 
Bohling, Frank F. 

Boyer, Ervin C. 

Brooks, Charles C. 
Brooks, Charles E. 

Brooks, Elmer E. 

Brown, George E. 

Brown, Walter F. 

Brown, Thomas. 

Bugby, Alex. 

Bunting, William E. 

Burr, Charles R. 

Butler, Chas. W.—P. M. 
Butler, T. J. 

Barthelmess, F. J. 

Benton, John L. 

Berg, George T. 

Burton, Arthur L. 

Boltz, A. F. 

Bredok Andrew 
Burge, R. E. 

Badgett, George W. 
Badgett, Lee S. 

Brockway, Dale G 
Burrows, Joseph E. 
Bright, Herman Haden. 
Bair, Theodore Lile. 
Brown, Charles Sylvester. 
Cahoo, George H. 

Calvin, William R. 
Campbell, Edward. 
Campbell, John E. 

Carlen, Bernard S. 
Carlstrom, Daniel. 

Chapin, George M. 

Clarke, William B. 
Coggshall, Charles E. 
Cole, J. A. 

Coleman, George H. 
Coonrod, G. G. 

Cook, Harry W. 

Cresap, William P. 

Cross, H. G. 

Caudel, A. S. 

Crank, P. W. 

Cobb, George P. 

Cook, Frank C. 

Carter, Gale A. 

Clark, Elmer B. 

Cook, William C. 

Combs, William E. 
Cummings, Albert J. 

Dahl, Hans O. 

Dally, George L. 

Daly, Charles. 

Daniels, Richard H. 
Darnall, H. B. 

Dearing, George W. 
Denson, Farnham L. 
Dominy, William. 

Daly, John J. H. 

Doty, William U. 

Douglas, Rufus M. 

Dixon, Amalgie H. 
Drennen, J. U. 

Duggan, Clarence R. 
Dunlap, Alexander. 
Dunlap, Elmer L. 

Dunlap, Yernon L. 

Davis, Fred W. 

Day, Herman P. 
Detweiler, Levi B. 


Dakin, Elisha Gerald. 
Daugherty, Howard H. 
DeCarle, John E., Jr. 
Dillaway, Robert J. 
Doane, Hervey K. 

De Ford, Frederick E. 
Eacock, H. R. A. 
Eberhart, Raymond G. 
Egeberg, Carl O. 
Eichhorn, Arthur C. 
Eimert, F. J. 

Ernest, Jay F. 

Evans, Eugene R. 
Eberle, Alfred M. 
Erickson, Waif red 
Estes, George H. 
Earling, William H. 
Edson, Raymond E. 
Fairchild, Willis B. 
Farley, Michael J. 
Farnum, Hiram C. 
Fearnall, Harry E. 
Felton, Nathaniel L 
Felty, Charles L. 
Ferguson. Claude U. 
Findlater, Robert P. 
Fleeger, Joseph E. 
Francis, Fleetwood. 
Fransen, Christian. 
Frease, Asa. 

Freer, George W. 

Frick, E. B. 

Frie, Harvey A. 

Frie, William H. 

Fuller, George A. 
Furnish, Robert T. 
Fendrick, Fred 
Figenshau, James C. 
Furstnow, Charles A. 
Flager, Howard A. 
Freeberg, Albert L. 
Fremouw, Ralph J. 
Fales, Merton Sykes. 
Gapen, George W. 
Garberson, John H. 
Gardner, Sanford H. 
Gibb, William A. 
Gieseler, L. C.—P. M. 
Gingry, Russell E. 
Gordon, Samuel. 

Gray, Frederick S. 
Haines, Edw. L. 
Halvorsen, Andrew S. 
Hamilton, Arba A. 
Hansen, Henry L. 
Hardie, Thomas. 

Harris, A. W.—P. M. 
Hartig, John F. 

Hauge, Samuel C. 
Havens, Albert L. 
Hawkins, William N. 
Heckman, G. E.—P. M. 
Hempstead, Bert E. 
Henderson, William C. 
Herbst, Albert J. 
Heron, Raymond A.—P. 
Heren, S. E. 

Hitchcock, Henry L. 
Hitzfeldt, Fred. 
Holdiman, Fred R. 
Holt, James C. 

Holt, W. E. 

Hooker, Vivian G. 
Horton, Harry J. 
Hotaling, Guy E. 
Hotchkiss, Samuel A. 
Howell, William J. 
Huff, Elmer E. 

Hughes, Harry. 

Hurt, J. D. 

Halterman, J. R. 
Hamel, W. O. 

Hanson, Christophet 


Harrison, William 
Hillgren, F. P. 

Horace, E. B. 

Horton, Leo V. 

Hiers, Alva L. 

Howell, Sidney H. 

Hyslop, Thomas B. 

Haney, Erwin Ralph. 
Harbaugh, William R. 

Hart, George B. 

Howell, George W. 

Ingalls, Frank A. 

Ingalls, Neil B. 

Ingham, William Cyrus. 
Ireland, Glen Victor. 

Janes, Rodman. 

Jenson, Peter C. 

J&hanson, Gustave N. 
Johnson John J. 

Jones, Charles D. 

Johns, M. J. 

Johnson, Theo. H. 

Jones, William H. 

Johnson, Fred Franklin. 
Kelly, Dennis. 

Kelsey, S. W. 

Kemerer, David W. 

Kennie, A. W.—P. M. 

Kidd, Albert R. 

Kildahl, Nels. 

Kitts, Milton R. 

Klickman, Herman G. 
Kroman, Charles L. 

Kelly, Thomas J 
Kendall, Lewis B. 

Knutson, Herman W. 

King, Kenneth Newman. 
Langenbacher, Phil W. 
Laughlin, John C. 

Leavitt, William B. 
Leighton, A. C. 

Lefford, William R. 
Lindeberg, Joseph C. 
Lindeberg, Nels, Jr. 
Lindeberg, Nels, Sr. 
Lindquist, Carl B. 

Loehr, Henry E. 

Loesch, Val A. 

. Loud. C. H. 

Lamocrt, C. C. 

Lanskey, A. J. 

Lindberg, John P. 

Laythe, Edson L. 

Lukes, Currie N. 

Lebeck, Edwin. 

Love, John R. 

Magnuson, August. 

Manson, William A. 
Markley, Arthur H. 

Marrs, Charles B. 

Mason, Norman V/. 

May, John Q. 

Miles. George M. 

Miller, Elmer D. 

Miller, Joseph. 

M. Montague, J. R. 

Mott, Cyrus II. 

Myers. Ben F. 

Mansinger, George. 

Marvel, Ralph A. 

Miller, Abraham L. 
McAloney, Andrew Thomas. 
McAnsland, A. T. 

McCoy, Hauser E. 
McDonald, Alex A. 

McGee, C. C. 

McKay, J. R. 

McKinnon, S. D. 

McLean, Kenneth. 

McMillan, James. 
McCausland, H. E. 

McGill, J. J. 

McCay, John Delbert. 


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McKerlick, John. 

Myers, J. L. 

Morgan, Milton H. 

Mott, William L. 
MacDonald, Jnstin P. 
McIntosh, William E. 
Mann, Walter Edward. 
Martin, Lincoln. 
Mayberry, Fred Grover. 
Nelson, Nels P. 

Nelson, Sven P. 
Newcom, W. H. 

Nowell. Alvin H. 
Nelstead, Rudolph. 
Ogilvie, Robert. 

Oliver, Alfred E. 

Olson, Alfred H. 

Olsen, Knute C. 

Opitz, John A. 
Osterhaug, John. 

Olsen, Hans 
O’Connell, William r’. 
Owen, Elvin Creath. 
Paddock, George W. 
Palmer, W. W. 

Patt, Joseph W. 
Patterson, Edwin A. 
Peden, Dave. 

Pennewell, Thomas A. 
Phelps, Franklin H. 
Prosser, E. B.—P. M. 
Pruett, G. C. 

Peck, Elmer L. 

Pope, J. Marion. 
Preston, F. U. 
Parkinson, James D. 
Pinckney, Raymond L. 
Peterson. Simon J. 
Peters, Paul C. 

Parker, Eric Lynn. 
Quintin, Albert E.—P. 
Reed, Charles L. 
Rehbein, August H. 
Rehn, August B. 

Renn, Adolph G. 
Reynolds, Fred W. 
Rhoades, James M. 
Rinehart, Curtis N. 
Ritchey, Frank M. 
Rivenes, B. 

Robbins, Frank S. 


Robbins, George E. 

Reed, H. C. 

Reynolds, G. B. 

Richardson, P. S. 

Rothman, John P. 
Ritchey, Terry. 

Reinhold, Clarence. 
Rowland, Alfred J. 

Sanders, John G. 

Sawtelle, Henry J. 
Schneider, Philip A. 
Schrumpf, A. J.—P. M. 
Shultz, Harry F. 

Schuetze, Fred O. 

Scott, Frank M. 

Scott, V. L. 

Selle, Algy M. 

Shefflett, Charles G. 
Shipley, Henry. 

Shore, Maynard P. 

Shore, Thomas.—P. M. 
Shoenborn, Eugene. 
Simpson, Charles M. 
Skinner, John D.—P. M. 
Small, Walter M. 

Smith, Henry C.—P. G. M. 
■ Smith, Julius M. 

Smith, William Y. 

Sowerby, Frank. 

Stacy, Edward W. 
Stockhill, George.—P. M. 
Stoebe, Samuel. 

Strickland. Pleasant P. 
Strong, William.—P. M. 
Sullivan, Herbert J. 
Schrumpf, A. J. 

Sheehan, R. S. 

Snyder. R. H. 

Syhre, Elmer. 

Selle, L. W. 

Snell, George H. 

Stacey, Lorenzo W. 

Striker, William E. 

Strong, Clifton C. 

Syhre, Herman. 

Sweitzer, Fred. 

Scramlin, Earle W. 

Stokes, Herman Ivan. 
Tanner, Gordon R. 

Taylor, William M.—P. M. 


Thacker, William F. 
Thompson, H. C.— L P. M. 
Thario, Albert H. 
Thompson, T. J. 

Titus, Herman W. 

Titus, O. W. 

Torgerson, S. G. 
Tostenrud, Edward H. 
Towers, C. B. 

Traweek, Curtis E. 

Turner, Wilbert. 
Tostenrud, A. L. 

Tucker, Joshua D. 

Ulmer, Wallace G. 
VanDyk, Mather J. 

Varco, A. R. 

Yon Aller, Algernon 
Vance, Earl T. 
Vanderpool, Charles C. 
Walrath, Edward J. 
Waldmann, Fritz. 

Warne, Dave. 

Washburn, Ralph. 

Waters, John S. 

Wedge, Paul J. 

Wiglasch, Adolph. 

Wilder, C. G. 

Wiley, H. B.—P. M. 
Wilkinson. Orville M. 
Williams, George T. 
Williams, Richard E. 
Williamson, Percy. 
Williamson, Walter. 
Wilson, Russell. 

Winter, E. B.—P. M. 
Wise, William H. 
Woodcock. B. H.—P. M. 
Woods, William S. 
Woolsey, Fred W. 
Wyman, John B. 

Willes, John H. 

Williams, Clarence L. 
Winger, C. J. 

Wilson, Russell T. 
Wasner. Wendell H. 
Whitham, James C. 
Whitney, Gale D. 
Woodcock, William E. 
Yothers, Ira M. 
Yerrington, C. M. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Paul Morton Burt. 

FELLOW CRAFT—James H. Cleveland. 

RAISED—George 0. Ayer, Theodore Lile Bair, George B. Hart, George W. 
Howell, William Cyrus Ingham, Glen Victor Ireland, Fred Franklin Johnson, John 
Delbert McCay, John McKerlick, Fred Grover Mayberry, Earle W. Scramlin. 

ADMITTED—Charles Sylvester Brown, Frederick E. DeFord, Merton Sykes 
Fales, William R. Harbaugh, Herman Ivan Stokes. 

DIMITTED—Wilfred E. Bradley, George Jackson Buhler, Perlis E. Coffin, J. 
Ray Fulton, Milton G. Pence, Clarence Richardson. 

SUSPENDED FOR UNMASONIC CONDUCT—William White. 

DIED—George W. Burt, E. F. Crosby, William C. McClintock. 

MEMBERS—421. 


WEST GATE NO. 27.—Twin Bridges. 

Chartered October 3, 1883. 

Kegular Meetings—Second and Fourth Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Guyer F. Cornforth, W. M. William T. Albertson, Sec., 
J. C. Seidensticker, S. W. James Shannon, S. D. 

E. V. Morrow, J. W. Fred Seidensticker, J. D. 

Roy M. Austin, Treasurer. 

Master Masons. 


Albertson, Wm. T. 
Albertson, Charles N. 
Austin, Roy M. 

Barck, Eugene V. 


Barkell, Ernest C. 
Brook, Thomas B. 
Carney, Patrick.—P. M. 
Cole, Julian E. 


Alvin F. Reid, S'. S. 
Charles N. Albertson, J. S. 
Fred C. Counter, Tyler. 


Counter, Fred T. 
Cook, William. 
Cornforth, F. Guyer. 
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Cox, William C. 

Call, Thomas J. 

Casper, Ulrick. 

Curtis, Fay H. 

De Maris, Archie L. 
Dodds, Guy C. 

Dillet, Harvey. 

Foster, Square T. 

Foster, H. Joy. 

G-ray, Alfred A. 

Grupp, A. F. E. 

Galahan, Amos A. 
Harbison, Geo. B.—P. M. 
Hathaway, Harry W. 
Heller, W. D. 

Heller, Victor D. 

Haskins, Mark 
Harvey, Charles. 

Julian, Joseph U. 

Linder, Austin A. 

Lott, M. J. 

Lorenz, John M. 
Lilleoden, Emil. 

Manning, John. 

May, Ernest L. 


Mellen, George. 

McLeay, William. 
McIntyre, M.—P. M. 
Mountjoy, M. W.—P. M. 
McClain, H. 0. 

Morrow, E. V. 

Nicholls, Arthur. 

Noyd, Henry F. 

Nolte, Edward 
Neumann, Theo. C. 

Oakes, Jesse J. 

Owsley, Merritt. 

Page, James M. 

Pahl, Frank—P. M. 
Paige, Bert G.—P. M. 
Pascoe, Alfred W. 
Pitcher, Walter. 

Pease, Gardner A. 
Pulver, George A. 

Read, Robert E. 

Reid. Frank. 

Reid, Alvin F. 

Richmond, Jos. O.—P. M. 
Rumans, Homer S. 

Reid, Almon G. 


Rood, Guy L. 

Schulz, Otto A. 

Seyler, Wm. B.—P. M. 
Seidensticker, J. C. Jr. 
Shepherd, Sanford. 

Smith, Albert R. 

Smith, James Weaver. 
Smith, Ora C. 

Sommers, Fred W. 

Stervart, John P. 
Swanstrum, John A. 
Seidensticker, Frederick 
Shannon, James 
Traufler, N. J.—P. M. 
Utley. Geo. L. 

Wehrle, Henry. 

Whipple, Chas. R. 
Whiteman, Myron F. 
Wilcomb, Almon J.—P. M. 
Wilcomb, Albert E.—P. M. 
Woods, John M. 

Wilson, Houston. 
w ilcomb, Otiarles G. 
Whiting, Wilbur C. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Hans Henrik Outzen, Henry Snyder. 
RAISED—Wilbur C. Whiting. 

DIMITTED-—Richard J. Jones, B. F. Yerkes. 

DIED—James H. Barkell, Alfred Ledoux. 

MEMBERS—86. 


STEVENSYXLLE NO. 28.—Stevensville. 
Chartered September 18, 1907. 


Regular Meetings- 


P. C. Higgins, W. M. 

E. M. Anderson, S. W. 

J. B. Robertson, J. W. 
L. A. Holt, Treas. 


Anderson, Edward M. 
Avery, Amos. 

Baird, Thomas. 

Borough, J. F.—P. M. 
Benton, Austin H. 

Buck, Amos. 

Beers, Floyd E. 

Bullock, Harvey G. 

Boldt, George F. 

Baggs, William E. 

Beyer, Otto E. 

Borgenson, Karl. 

Bosse, H. J. 

Beach, Raymond. 

Burnett, L. D. 

Castillo, John T.—P. M. 
Cochran, Percy L. 

Corley, Roy M. 

Craft, A. R. 

Campbell, L. J. 

Campbell, Thomas J. 

Cole, Robt. 

Carter, M. B. 

Cochran, William 
Cranston, W. E. 

Cameron, J. J. 

Chilcott, C. C. 

Courtnage, R. E. 

Dowling, John.—P. M. 
Dowling, L. E.—P. M. 
Duffield, W. A.—P. M. 
Dixon, Ashley C.—P. M. 
Duncan, H. H. 

DeBree, Ned R. 

DeBree, H. O. 

Emhoff, John C. 
Eastridge, H. T. 

Emerson, John A. 


-First and Third Thu 
Officers. 

W. L. Hill, Secretary. 
B. B. Liddel, S. D. 

H. H. Duncan, J. D. 


Master Masons. 

Franks, John W. 

Franks, Cyrus L. 

Foust, Perry. 

Fitzgarrald, M. D.—P. M. 
Fetscher, A. E. 

Gall, Thos. D. 

Graham, Thomas M. 

Guest, Elmer. 

Gauss, John A. 

Heine, R. O. 

Hart, Richard. 

Haselton, Guy D. 

Holt, L. A. 

Higgins, Price C. 

Harvey, H. G. 

Hill, William Leslie 
Hooper, J. D. 

Hoar, A. J. 

Irvine, Samuel H. 

Jarvis, Roy H. 

Jesperson, H. P. 

Jones, Arthur E. 

Jacks, John E. 

Kinneman, G. B.—P. M. 
Kohl, J. G. 

Kramer, John M. 

Kimmel, L. J. 

King, J. D. 

Kramer, R. W. 

Kramer, Robert. 

Lockridge, David. 
Lockridge, Henry V. 
Lockridge, Ewin. 
Lockridge, Dayton. 

Liddel, B. B. 

Lenfast, George C. 

Lucas, C. W. 


lays in each month. 

A. E. Fetscher, S. S. 

R. H. Rasmusson, J. S. 
George McCleary, Tyler. 


Marks, R. L. 

May. Louis. 

May, George. 
Marshall, J. F. S., 
Metcalf, Harold. 
Martin, Thomas H. 
Matthews, E. C. 
Miller, Newton L. 
Millikan, Floyd E. 
Morrell, O. G. 
Metcalf, Herbert A. 
Marks, B. Hoke. 
Mabbott, W. A. 

Moss, H. D. 

McLaren, W. A. 
McAninch, George C. 
McLaughlin, J. J. 
McGregor, Donald 
McCleary, George W. 
Peninger, Reuel F. 
Porter, Raymond F. 
Powell, F. F. 

Pew, Charles H. 
Poindexter, P. W. 
Preston, E. C. 
Rinehart, Erwin S. 
Rees, G. W. 

Ridley, P. G. 

Roberts, 0. B. 
Renniclc, P. S. 
Robinson, R. ii. 
Randles, J. W. 
Rasmussen, R. H. 
Robertson, J B. 
Samuels, G. W. 
Sanders, Eben. 

Smith, George A. 



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Searles, A. D. 
Simpson, S.' E. 
Sanders, Noah. 
Shepherd, Walter J. 
Sanders, James O. 
Stevens, C. H. 
Stimming, Theodore 
Stephenson, A. D. 
Schott, Ignatz. 


Stemman, Herman. 
Sanders, Jesse. 
Taylor, A. D. 

Tavlor, Carl B. 
Talbot, E. H. 

Taylor, F. B. 
Townsend, H. H. 
Townsend, J. B., Jr. 
Wimette, John P. 


Wells, Ernest C.—P. M. 
Whitesitt, Harry—P. M. 
Whitmore, Earl S'. 
Wilkerson, C. L. 

Wemple, C. B. 

Winters, J. W. 

Winters, W. J. 

Young, Raymond. 

Yandt, J. S. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Richard T. B. Treece. 

RAISED—Ned R. De(Bree, H. 0. DeBree, A. J. Hoar, C. W. Lucas, J. B. 
Townsend, Jr. 

REINSTATED—Raymond Beach, L. D. Burnett, F. C. Dayharsh, B. F. Plummer, 
H. H. Townsend. 

DIMITTED—M. H. Baker, W. H. Bixby, C. J. Storlie. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—John A. Buck, W. F. Carson, 
Tellfer Dickson, Joseph Dorr, F. C. Dayharsh, T. McKnight, Thomas C. Medcalfe, 
H. H. Moore, F. H. Nichols, B. F. Plummer, A. H. Perz, W. I. Shepard. 

DIED—H. A. Carlson, George Lancaster. 

MEMBERS—139. 


ASHLAR NO. 29.—Billings. 

Chartered October 1, 1884. 

Regular Meetings—Eirst and Third Fridays in each month. 
Officers. 

Wilbur F. Bigelow, W. M. C. S. Bell, Secretary. Earle E. Tenney, S. S. 
Andrew L. Greenleaf, S. W.Silas S. Sneed, S. D. Carl O. S'tromberg, J. S. 
Henry F. White, J. W. Vincent H. Steele, J. D. Alexander J. Davis, Tyler. 
Charles Spear, Treas. 

Master Masons. 


Adams, Emery A. 

Adams, Frank W. 
Ainsley, Floyd C. 

Allen, Harry M. 

Allen, Frank H. 

Allison, William A. 

Ames, Lee Roy. 

Anderson, Karl A. R. 
Anshutz, J. Phillip. 
Arkwright, Hartford D. 
Arnott, George Jr. 

Adams, William 1 j. 
Armitage, John H. 

Artis, Fred O. 

Babcock, Lewis C. 
Badger, Alfred G.—P. M. 
Bair, Charles M. 

Baird, Cornelius. 

Baker, Joseph J. 
Bakewell, George H. 
Balsam, Elmer G. 
Barnard, Asa W. 
Bamhouse, William E. 
Barth, Arthur H. 

Bates, Henry L. A. 
Beaumont, Wilbur L. 
Beeman, William W. 

Bell, Charles S.—P. M. 
Bidlake, John. 

Bidlake, Morgan J. 
Biederman, Robert G. 
Bigelow, Wilbur F. 
Blodel, Charles F. 
Borberg, Charles F. 
Bower, Harry J. 

Brodsky, Max. 

Brown, Algernon S. 
Burton, Charles F. Jr. 
Bailey, O. William 
Bowen, Clyde • W. 

Brown, J. Thomas 
Barbe, Pierre M. 

Brown, Aimon C. 

Brown, Herbert Y. 
Beatty, Lloyd E. 
Bingham, Glen A. 

Binner, Roger S. 
Bragonicr, Ernest C. 


Baltzell, James E. 

Bell, Hurlburt H. 

Block, Max E. 

Bateman, Emauel. 

Berg, Eric U. 

Beckmon, Fred G. 
Caldwell, Verne D. 
Califf, Axel. 

Camp, Gilman L. 
Camplin, Colin B. 
Cardwell, Benjamin E. 
Chambers, Dillard L. 
Chappie, C. J.—P. M. 
Chappie, Henry A. 
Chappie, James.—P. M. 
Chappie, Louis W. 
Chostner, Grover J. 
Chumbley, Garnet W. 
Cisel, Grover C. 

Clark, Gill L. 

Clark, William H. 
Clarke, Richard W. 
Clemow, Thomas P. 
Cochran, Joseph M. V. 
Cochran, Samuel A. 
Coleman, Henry J. 
Clarke, William W. 
Clement, Hallowell F. 
Combs, Wm. A.—P. M. 
Connelly, Frank B. 
Connelly, Kenneth A. 
Cook, John F. 

Cook, William L. 

Coon, Lionel D. 

Cooper, Daniel J. 
Cousins,. Frank A. 
Carmichael, John D. 
Collins, Elmer E. 
Colton, Everett W. 
Clark, Arthur H. 
Christian, Lynn T. 
Collier, Cleveland L. 
Cameron. Robert A. 
Carlson, George F. 
Connelly, Samuel T. 
Cruikshank, William. 
Custiss, Roy B. 
Chapman, George H. 


Cox, Arthur D. 

Chase, James L. 

Cheney, Owen. 

Combs, William A., Jr. 
Connelly, Frank G. 
Carson, Robert H. 

Clark, Verne D. 

Clawson, George T. 
Danford, George L. 
Daniells, Charles W. 
Davis, Alexander J. 

Davis, Charles A. 

Davis, Curtis J. 

Day, Jasper W. 

Derry, Guy C. 

Deshler, William E. 
Dickover, Frank L. 
Dokken, Alfred W. 
Donovan, William H. 
Dougherty, Oscar A. 
Dowling, Edwin A. 
Durland, Clyde E. 

Dabling, Ernest E. 

Draper, Frederick A. 
Davies, Meredith J. 
Duncan, Robert L. 
Dietrich, Marion C. 
Dillavou, Roscoe C. 
Duncan, Elmer G. 

Erwin, Sidney H.—P. M. 
Edy, Joseph O. 

Elting, Robert C. 
Ericksen, William E. J. 
Emmons, Isaac R. 
Ferguson, Robert T. 
Farrell, Glenn B. 

Farrell, Joseph E. 

Faxon, Herman L.—P. M 
Farr, Eri M. 

Fifield, Ralph H. 

Fitch, Harry D. 

Flenner, Arthur S. 

Ford, Edward D. 

Fortney, Bruce. 

Foster, William H. 

Fowler, Coronado W. 

Fox, John L. 

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Frye, Hugh E. 

Freeman, Robert B. 
Foote, John W. 

Farrens, John H. 
Fletchei, Myles F. 
Freeman, David P. 
Fraser, Alex G. 

Gansl, Granville C. 
George, Wm. B.—P. M. 
Gibbs, Henry A. 

Gilbert, Walter M. 
Goddard, O. Fletcher. 
Goss, James R. 

Goss, Yerlin C. 

Graves, Ernest O. 

Green, Lloyd A.—P. M. 
Grill, Christian. 

Grinder, Charlie E. 
Grover, Walter L. 
Grabow, Harry G. 
Garrison, Alonza E. 
Greenleaf, Andrew L. 
Grieve, David W. 

Garber, Alfred E. 

Greene, LeRoy E. 

Hagge, Carl D. 

Halgren, Warner L. 
Halgrims, Thomas E. B. 
Halverson, Severt E. 
Hammerstrom, Alver L. 
Hansard, Arthur T. 
Hansen, Roy J. 

Harper, George. 

Hartman, John W. 
Haughawout, Thomas B. 
Hawkins, William J. 
Haynes, Charles A. 

Hays, Delbert Arnold. 
Hays, George M.—P. M. 
Hays, Leonard C. 

Hebb, Frank M. 

Helgoe, Adolph. 

Henry, George O. 

Heren, Rolla P. 

Higgins, Ralph R. 

Hill, Harry W. 

Hind, William F. 

Hook, Harry P. 

Hoff, Harting C. 

Hopper, Joseph. 

Hoveland, Christian A. 
Hoyt, Merrill L. 

Huff, William A. 

Hughes, John E. 
Hutchinson, Frank L. 
Heslop, George E. 
Hammer, Arnold R. 
Hablowetz, Frank L. 
Hammond, James S. Jr. 
Howell, Harry E. 
Houston, Henry L. 
Hastings, Parker W. 
Hays, John C. 

Hough, Raymond H. 
Harkson, Ulysses S. 
Harmon, Claude S. 
Hawkins, Milo E. 

Hays, John L. 

Hays, George M., Jr. 
Hewett, Arthur L. 
Hopkins, Wm. H.—P. M. 
Henderson, John B. 
Hoiness, Clarence M. 
Howland, Halvor E. 
Jackson, Carl W. 
Jameson, William J. Jr. 
Jobe, Frank G. C. 
Johnson, Charles P. 
Johnson, Orange C. 
Johnston, William M. 
Jones, David C. 

Jones, Fred T. 


Jones, William. 

Jackson, Samuel C. 
Kennedy, Thomas H. 
Kesselheim, Bernhard. 
Kimmel, Fred J. 

Kolb, Florian C. 

Koltes, John H. 

Kutzner, Clyde M. 
Kuykendall, Elmer H. 
Kampman, Willard J. 
Kolb, Percy F. 

Ladd, William P. 
Landgren, N. Peter. 
Larsson, Lars B. 
Leavens, Robert. 
Lechner, Fred E 
Lee, John H. 

Linebarger Raleigh G. 
Ling, Charles W. 
Lipsker, Hyme. 

Logan, Dick. 

Logan, Edgar U. 

Logan, James E. 

Lovell, Willard T. 
Lundberg, Oscar W. 
Lacklen, Edward. 
Lechner, Valentine A. 
Lindamood, Charles M. 
Landgren, Harold E. 
Mann, Charles A. 

Marx, Harry S. C. 
Maxwell, Harold W. 
Meyer, Victor E. 
Milhiser, Charles S. 
Milligan, Harlon. 

Miller, Henry B. 

Moar, James. 

Moffett, John K. 
Morang, Arthur A. 
Morris, Ralph L. 

Morris, Wallace D. 
Morrison, Lloyd C. 
Morrison, William R. 
Morse, Earle G. 

Moss, Preston B. 

Moss, Woodson J. 
Mowre, William D. 
Munselle, Arthur. 

Moss, Preston B. Jr. 
Milton, Silney M. 
Meyer, Theodore F. 
Meinecke, Henry E. 
Moore, Ray T. 

Melvin, Charles M. 
Morris, Horace M. 

Main, Roscoe C. 
Marshall, Thomas C. 
Merritt, Fred. 

Molter, William A. 
Morrison, Frank S. 

Moss, David H. 

Mudd, Ora C. 

McAlpine, Wilson. 
McClellan, Joseph L. 
McConnell, Joseph H. 
McCrea, Harry C. 
McCurdy, Fernon O.—P. 
McGirl, Thomas.—P. M. 
McKenney, Duston W. 
McCrum, Alfred H. 
McElroy, James H. 
McGinnis, Arthur R. 
McDermond, Edwin T. 
McKnight, Lyle P. 
Martin, Nathaniel. 

Mills, W. Lee. 

Neiler, William E. 
Newcomb, Perl E. 
Newland, Herbert C. 
Nibbe, John H. 

Nelson. Orley O. 
Nicolaus, Albert A. 


North, Stewart W- 
O’Brian, William S. 

Overby, Samuel P. 

Orton, Harley T. 

Orvis, L. Worth 
Ovren, Arthur P. 

Panton, Gerald. 

Panton, William A. 

Perry, Wilson J. 

Pressnall, Charles. 
Prudhomme, C.—P. M. 
Puehler, Charles. 

Pullen, Courtland W. 
Punch, Lester G. 
Partington, Jack P. 

Porter, William R. 

Powell, B. King 
Peffley, H. Earl. 

Platt, Fred W. 

Porter, Wesley R. 

Quigley, William L. 
Railsback, E. O.—P. M. 
Ray, Clare M. 

Record, W. C. 

Reid, Samuel. 

Rehberg, Albert J. 
Renwick, A. Bruce. 
Renwick, Wm. C.—P. M. 
Reynolds, Michael B. 
Reynolds, Samuel G. 

Rich, Arnold F. 

Ridley, Charles F. 

Riley, William E. 

Ritchie, Samuel H. 

Rixon, Frederick P. 

Rixon, William P. 

Robbins, Ernest L. 

Rooks, Claude A. 

Ross, William. 

Rowan, Peter. 

Rowe, Thompson T. 
Rowley, Henry W.—P. M. 
Reimer, Martin C. 

Reid, James W. H. 
Russell, L. Frank. 

Ryniker, Walter E. 
Rossiter. Elmer B. 
Randolph, George A. 
Repass. Maurice A. 

Rahn, Carl A. 

Ries, Ronald B. 

Rudolph. Sidney A. 

Reed, Clinton C. 

Reynolds, Edward M. 

Roe, Vernon M. 

Sampsel, Victor E. 
Samuelson, Herman E. 
Sande, Edwin E. 

Schauer, Frederick W. 
Schende.l, Robert. 

Seebod, Albert XT. 

Seeley, Oscar J. 

Seidmon, Max. 

Sells, Joseph F. 

Sells. John G. 

Selvidge, William A. 

•• Shipley, Robert T. 

Shipman. Charley E. 

Smith, Charles M. 

Smith, Harry R. 

Smyth, Harry F. 
Sneckenberger, E.M.—P M 
Snell, George E. 
Snellbacher. John W. 
Snook, Earl E. 

Snyder, Harry A. 

Spear, Charles. 

Steele, Vincent H. 

Stewart, Albert C. 

Stewart, George E. 

Stewart. William A. 


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JUNE 30, 


Stone, Rodney W. 
Stong, Robert C. 
Stirdiror., Hugh B. 
Strole, John T. 
Stromberg, Carl O. 
Sullivan, Daniel F. 

Scott, Harry F. 

Snow, Louis A. 

Stapp, Quiller E. 
Sawyer, Royal A. 
Shaffer, Thomas W. 
Schultz, Perry H. 

Smith, Pearl L. 

Stoller, Edward L. 
Summers, F. L.—P. M. 
Sneed, Silas B. 

Snow, Edgar G-. 

Sproat, Tom D. 

Stoner, Robert E. 

Tate, Ernest. 

Taub, Ralph E. 

Ten Eyck, William B. 
Thomas, Owen J. 
Thomas, Theodore C. 
Thomas, William F. 
Thorndyke, Walter L. 
Throssel, Albert R. 
Thusen, Jens J. 

Tin dell, Frank H. 

Todd, Frank S. 

Trask, Millard F. 
Trenerry, Arthur. 
Trischman, George. 
Trutnau, August F. 


Tupper, George E. 
Thomson, Duncan J. 
Tompkins, William M. 
Torgerson, Emil 
Todd, A. Clair. 

Tenney, Earl E. 
Townsend, Edward C. 
Trask, George P. 

Taylor, Alex G. 

Taylor, Donald D. 
Thompson, Charles D. 
Tiffany, Earl E. 

Van Pelt, Abraham E. 
Vaughan, George. 
Vaughan, Jabez W. 
Vaughan, Wayne B. 
Voelker, Charles. 
Voelker. John W; 

Von Eschen, Frank. 
Vought, Edward B. 
Veltum, Laurens. 

Waldo, William B. 
Walker, Alexander G. 
Walker, Arnold K. 
Walker, John. 

Waring, Clarence L. 
Watson, James S. 
Webster, Herman J.—P. 
Welch, Carl W. 

Wheeler, George H. 
Wheeler, Shelton K. 
Wiese, Emil. 
Wiggenhorn, Constance 
Wilcox, Clarence L. 


Wilhelm, Charles C. 
Willett, John F. 

Williams, Frank E. 

Willis, Guy A. 

Willison, George S. 
Williston, Horace S. 
Winter, Harold H. 

Wood, Joseph K. 

Wood, Sterling M. 

Woods, Frank T. 

Wrath, John H. 

Wright, Millard L. N. 
Wroolie, Vernon O. 
' 5TT atkins. Stephen E. 
Wright, Clark. 

Ward, Ralph M. 

Weld, Horace A. 
Warnken, Herman W. 
Warner, Otto H. 

Watkins, Charles F. 
White, Henry F. 
Walstrom, Eugene A. 
Wolfe, George D. 

Yates, John R. 

Yegen, Christian. 

Young, Forest H. 

Younge, Guy N. 

M. Yegen, Peter Jr. 

Zachary, Bruce E.—P. M. 
Zimmerman, Ernest E. 
Zimmerman, Joseph. 

' Zimmerman, Sidney E. 

D.Zimmerman, Walter A. 
Zimmerman, Charles L. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES'—Henry A. Deicken, Amaziah Johnson, Joseph P. 
Meehan, George R. Pierce. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Edwin 0. Webb. 

RAISED—Emanuel Bateman, Fred G. Beckmon, Verne D. Clark, George T. 
Clawson, Elmer G. Duncan, Alex G. Fraser, Alfred E. Garber, LeRoy E. Greene, 
Carl W. Jackson, William T. Jameson, Jr., Harold E. Landgren, Lyle P. McKnight, 
Nathaniel Martin, W. Lee Mills, Wesley R. Porter, Edward M. Reynolds, Vernon’ 
M. Roe, Tom D. Sproat, Robert E. Stoner, Alex G. Taylor, Donald Dewitt Taylor, 
Charles D. Thompson, Earl E. Tiffany. 

ADMITTED—Fred O. Artis, Eric U. Berg, Robert H. Carson, Arthur D. Cox, 
Edwin T. McDermond, Clinton C. Reed. 

DIMITTED—Robert C. Cardell, Wendell C. Carson, Augustus E. Cross, Elmer 

E. Esselstyn, George F. Jimason, Hubert D. Logan, William A. MacArthur, George 
Mecklenberg, Benjamin N. Morrow, Julius Norlyn, Cloyd H. Penny, Harry E. 
Perkins, Natt A. Piper, Willis E. Piper, Floyd Powell, Robert J. Tooker, George 
V. Triplett, Jr., Charles O. Yarling. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—William O. Allen, Mott H. 
Arnold, Raymond M. Beck, Charles R. Bixby, Herbert G. Brannon, Walter Y. 
Brown, John T. Clapper, Samuel E. Deaton, Thomas S. Fletcher, Homer L, Guiler, 
Albert S. Hansen, Paul E. Hanson, Claude L. Heren, Robert M. Howells, George 

F. Knight, George J. Kobelin, Arthur H. McArthur, Walter H. North, Derwood R. 
Petrie, Eben R. Price, Clarence H. Selbrede, Barrett E. Sibley, Henry A. Smith, 
Carey E. Snow, Charles A. Taylor, Lucian G. Thomasson, Harlan J. Thompson, 
Frank L. Veatch, Carl A. Warnstrom, Lee Warren, Charles R. Watkins, Roy G. 
Watkins, Jack H. Woodruff. 

DIED—George Berky, James M. Colley, George M. Curry, Russell L. Donley, 
Alec D. Gooding, W. Lee Mains, Dallas O. Trimmer, Harry L. Wilson. 

MEMBERS—491. 


DILLON LODGE NO. 30.—(See Dillon No. 16.) 
(Took number of old Bannack Lodge.) 


GLENDIYE NO. 31.—Glendive. 

Chartered October 8, 1885. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 

Walt. A. Christiani, W. M. Walter F. Nye, Secretary. Melvin G. Danskin, S. S. 
Benjamin W. Adams, S. W. John W. Thompson, S. D. Ole S. Lee, J. S. 

Albert J. McCarty, J. W. George F. Stipek, J. D. Chas. R. Hilliard, Tyler. 
Kenneth E. Herrick, Treas. 




GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


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Aiken, Alfred E. 

Allen, Howard T. 

Abbott, Solomon. 

Anderson, Albin A. 

Adams, Benj. W. 

Abel, Albert G. 

Banker, Charles A. 

Bean, Charles F.—P. M. 
Brown, B. F.—P. M. 
Buttleman, Nicholas K. 
Brown, Lester I. 

Baker,, Arthur A.—P. M. 
Bertleson, Andrew P. 
Beasley, George M. 
Buchner, Warren J. 

Bell, Walter C. 

Baldwin, Curtis W. 

Blom, Arthur J. 

Beach, Robert H. 

Badley, Aaron G. 

Brown, Frank E. 

Button, Devere E. 

Barron, George A. 
Brownell, Arthur N. 

Blue, Edwin R. N. 

Beeks, George H. 

Brenner, Cleveland L. 
Brinckman, Leonard R. 
Brown, William D. 
Brownell, Nelson C. 
Berggreen, Louis. 

Bremigan, William C. 
Baker, Clem. 

Berg, Samuel S. 

Cannon, Frank. 

Carr, Arthur J.—F. M. 
Cook, Dale D. 

Carpenter, Daniel K. 
Christiani. Walter A. 
Cutting, Harold S. 

Coombes, John H. 
Campbell, Roy G. 

Carlson, Edwin H. 

Cole, Lewis 
Cary, John E. 

Cherry, Jack C. 

Diercks, August J. 
Danskin, Melvin G. 

Dvorak, Rudolph J. 

Dove, Chester E. 

Dawe, Leonard A. 

Durant, Frank C. 
Drummond, Claude E. 
Druen, Dawn E. 

Dariel, Samuel J. 

Diekman, Herman M. 
Douglas, George F. 

Dye, George W. 

Eiden, Paul A. 

Eustrom, Leroy 0. 
Ernstrom. George L. 
Fleming, Frank P.—P. M. 
Farnum. Lovell. 

Foss, Floyd S. P.—P. M. 
Felt, George V. 

Fatzinger, Victor T. 
Franklin. Burton J. 

Folev, Benjamin B. 

Griffin, Carroll E. 

Gruelke, Fred A. 

Gaynor, Robert A. 
Gustafson, August W. 
Hollecker, George D. 
Hathaway, R. J.—P. G. M. 
Hughes, Frank C.—P. M. 
Herrick, Elmer S. 

Haskell, Edwin S.—P. M. 
Herrick, Kenneth E. 

Hurdle, Reginald T. 

Hoole, George G.—P. M. 


Master Masons. 
Hale, John L. 

Henry, John. 

Hilliard, Charles R. 
Higgins, Robert J. 
Helland, Sven H. 
Hildebrand, Raymond. 
Hoffman, Arthur W. 
Hanson, Andrew. 
Henderson, Willis E. 
Harrington, Curtiss. 
Hathaway, Robert J., Jr. 
Henry, Norman L. 

Heron, Amos M. 

Hayes, Ernest L. 
Henderson, Thomas R. 
Johnson, Benj. P. 
Johnston, Clarence S. 
Johnson, Harry L. 
Johnson, Albert H. 

Jones, Isaac L. 

Jones, Howard L. 

James, Dean F. 

Jones, William L. 

Jenso, Michael. 

Kinney, Carl A. 

King, Walter J. 

Koehler, Hiram L. 

Kern, Louis O. 

Kinch, Leon G. 

Kincli, Havvey M. 
Kovarik, Victor W. 
Lemon, Leona. 

Lindsay, William.—P. M. 
Lowe, Ray G. 

Larson, Andrew. 

Lowe, Guy R. 

Leiper, Frank P. 

Little, Frank G.—P. M. 
Lee, Ole S. 

Laudenback, Ivan R. 

Lee, James C. 

Lee, Richard E. 

Line, Alpha A. 

Lewis, Alvah E. 

McCone, George J. 
McAnally, Raymond. 
McGilvray, William A. 
McCarty, Albert J. 
McQuarry, Allen J. 
Martin, Maurice M. 

Mack, Francis D. 

Metcalf, James A. 
Miller, Harry E. 

Menke, John A. 

Miller, Bennett A. 
Mulligan, William J. 
Morley, Joseph Clark. 
Mosher, James H. 
Martineson, Elmer. 
Moxness, Ole A. 

Martin, John. 

Matthews, Lorenzo D. 
Mack, John A. 

Menke, Thomas H. 
Miller, Charles E. 

Miller, Eugene A. 
Murphy, Daniel. 

Martin, William E. 
Mendenhall. Dean W. 
Marckel, Chas. E. 

Massev. Chas. J. 

Moe, Peter J. 

Matthews. John J. 
Monroe, Orange A. 

Myers, Lawrence I. 

N^ad, Claude 
Nickel. William T. 

Nye, Walter F. 

Nelson, Falle. 

Overy, William H. 


Oldham, William L. 

Pope, George L. 

Persson, Anders V. 

Parish, Joshua F. 

Parcher, Chas. A.—P. M. 
Perham, Wallace T. 
Palmer, Claire J.—P. M. 
Parrett, Frank A. 

Phillips, Edward V. 
Peterson, Joseph. 

Rapelje, John M. 

Runyon, Frank C. 
Rosenberg, Henry E. 
Roberts, Merrill J. 
Rasmusson, Chris A. 
Rosness, Henry J. 

Ross, John G. 

Reinhard, Julius P. 
Richards, George. 

Roberts, Jesse Edgar. 
Rohwer, Henry. 

Russell, Charles A. 

Sorenson, John C.—P. M. 
Sample, H. A.—P. M. 
Strand, Allen E. 

Sykes, Charles. 

Sansburn, Samuel. 
Swanson, Fred E. 

Smoot, Marvin A.—P. M. 
Sinclair, Daniel. 

Shockley, Morris M. 

Sime, Colben E. 

Sterland, Arthur W. 
Sparrenberger, Charles P. 
Soare, Frank L. 
Sutherland, Donald C. 
Schwanke, John E. 
Slessman, Herman M. 
Sawyer, Percy W. 
Swanson, Chas. G. 

Shaub, William H. 
Schaeffer, Jacob P. 
Shoemaker, Ralph 
Stone, Edgar E. 
Schermerhorn, Lemuel S. 
Strowd, James H. 

Sadler, Levi E. 

Steel, Centennial M. 
Stclzberg, Israel. 

Sorg, Albert A. 

Stipek, George F. 

Schmidt, Herman C. 

Taylor, John C. 
Tjensvold, Peter E. 
Tisdale, Charles E. 
Taylor, George R. 

Taylor, John C. Jr. 
Torgerson, Torval. 
Tennant, Frank W. 
Thompson, Arthur L. 
Thompson, John W. 
Thompson, Robert O. 
Thorpe, James P. 

Ullman, William F. 
Voorhies. Warren M. 
Victor, Earle W. 

Watson. Robert H. 
Wilson, Orville R. 
Weaver, Ralph M. 

Wertz, Frank E. 

Williams, Eugene H. 
Whistler, Warren A. 
Williams, Lytle L. 
Winkler, Frank J. 
Wester, Ernest B. 
Worthington, William R. 
Wood, William W. 


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Ward, Rcscoe F. Whittier, Harold K. Wilkins, Harry E. 

Wheeler, Homer L. Walseth, Erick. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES—Ludwig Anderson, Axel Carlson, William J. D. 
Coutts, Axel Fransen, Ralph K. Moore, Yern W. Needham, D. C. Warren. 
FELLOW CRAFT—Frank Hubbard. 

RAISED—Clem Baker, Sanuel S. Berg, Jack Cherry, Ernest L. Hayes, Thomas 
R. Henderson, Allen J. McQuarry, Falle Nelson, William L. Oldham, Herman C. 
Schmidt, Harry E. Wilkins. 

DIMITTED—John T. Walford. 

DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—Lucien A. Young. 

DIED—Jack Yetter, Edward P. Baldwin. 

MEMBERS—242. 


LIVINGSTON NO. 32.—Livingston. 

Chartered October 8, 1885. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Saturdays in each month. 


Francis L. Eukes, W. M. 
Rual Y. Brown, S. W. 
Earl S. Mortimer, J. W. 
J. C. Yilas, Treas. 


Abbott, Henry W. 
Alspaugh, Christian I 
Allen, Elbert F.—P. M. 
Allen, Charles L. 

Allen, Clarence B. 
Altimus, Wm. B., Jr. 
Amsden, Beman. 

Andrews, Samuel C. 
Anderson, August W. T. 
Angle, Madison B. 
Armitstead, Mitchell J. 
Armstrong, Roy N. 

Arnet, Charles A. 
Aserlind, Le Roy. 
Armstrong, B. B. 

Akam, Walter J. 

Allen, Daniel. 

Allen, Robert J. 
Armstrong, Claude D. 
Alleveto, John B. 
Amerman, Wm. B. 

Asher, Burl H. 

Albright, Horace M. 
Ayers, John Thomas. 
Ascherman, Roy C. 
Babbitt, Arthur. 

Babbitt, Ralph. 

Bailie, Robert L. 

Barber, Harry E. 
Barclay, Henry R. 
Barker, John L. 

Barnes, Antrim E. 
Barton, Arthur J. 

Bassett, James B. 
Beever, Hirst. 

Bechtel, Carson E. 
Bennett, Walter E. 
Berry, William S. 

Bicket, William L. 

Blake, Robert P. 
Blakeslee, Harry D. 
Blair, Erva G. 

Blair, Harry B. 

Bolinger, Mitchel H. 
Booth, Ernest E. 

Bowers, Merle C. 

Boyle, Daniel. 

Bradley, Morley P. 
Bragg, Robert H. 
Brawner, Herbert L. 
Brawner, Frederick S. 
Brooks, Joseph. 

Brooks, Nathaniel. 
Brown, Millard. 

Brown, John. 

Brown, Benjamin F. 


Officers. 

Peter J. Thielen, Sec. 
Casper S. Ludwigson, S. I 
David J. Fitzgerald, J. D 

Master Masons. 

Brown, Edward A. 

Burg, Charles A.—P. M. 
Burgan, Clyde W. 

Burns, Albert E. 

Bonnell, Frank 
Berg, Oscar 
Blair, Halsey J. 

Broy, John W. 

Brown, Clifford V. 

Bisbee, Harold A. 

Berg, John E. 

Berryman, Frank E. 
Berryman, Olin H. 

Bottler, Philip G. 

Boyd, P. C. 

Bradford, Thomas L. 
Brammen, O. M. 
Brookings, William H. 
Brown, Rual V. 

Bruchett, Charles F. 
Baukel, Louis H. 

Beach, Robert G. 

Bauman, John. 

Bracken, Horace. 
Bradford, Harry D. 
Bradford, Walter M. 
Brant, Charles A. 

Brant, Judd M. 

Brenden, Carl M. 
Brooking, Arthur 0. 
Brown, Harold G. 
Buehling, John N. 

Bush, Elmer J. 

Oonrow, John M. 

Courow, l’r.ineas H. 
Confarr, Eugene S. 

Cool, Oscar. 

Cook, Wellington B. 
Cortese, Jamfes R. 

Corwin, Frank E. 

Cro^le, Harry P. 

Chriton, Clyde C. 

Criswell, Homer L. 
Cummings, Jos.—P. M. 
Cuttler, Thomas J. 
Cuttler, Bnvris B. 
Calhoun, William B. 
Caldwell, Frank F. 
Callendine, Charles. 

Cain, Oliver M. 

Carson, Lloyd R. 

Carson, James A. 

Carlson, Edward LT. 
Carpenter, Louis M. 
Cawthorn, Emerson E. 
Cobb, Jerome. 


Benj. A. Winans, S. S'. 
». G. Walter Selby, J. S. 
. Oscar Cool, Tyler. 


Clarkson, William S. 
Cogswell, William F. 

Cole, William M. 

Cole, Dec Otto. 

Colpits, George W. 

Condon, Garnett. 

Crosby, John W. 

Chapman, Joseph E. 
Confarr, Eugene F. 
Carpenter, Chester H. 
Campbell, Joe J. 

Carlson, Erick. 

Castillini, Benjamin. 

Cole, Benjamin A. 
Cummings, Lyman II. 
Cantrell, Robert N. 
Clausen, Christian C. 

Cook, Edward J. 

Curdy, Samuel R. 

Dailey, Samuel. 

Dailey, Harvey 
Dailey, Charles H. 

Dale, Charles D. 

Dana, Roland B. 

Darroch, Alfred R. 

Davis, Robert W. 

Davis, Ellis. 

Dawson, John C. 

Day, Edward C.—P. G. M. 
Dean, William. 

Dean, James R. 

Denham, Harlan 
Devos, Lawrence. 

Dodge, John J. 

Donaldson, Harland E. 
Doty, Floyd C. 

Doyle, Thomas E. 

Double, Horace. 

Drake, George F. 

Dysart, Louis C. 

Danner, George W. 

Damm, C. A. 

Durgan, Harry 
Douglas, Frank M. 

Dann, William G. R. 
Davis, Griffith E. 
Doerfler,' Joseph. 

Douglas, Orren J. 

Dexter, Roy A. 

Dudley, Frank. 

Ebelmesser, Charles H. 
Edick, Mark. 

Edmiston. John H. 

Eiden, Walter. 

Engstrom, Charles. 
Emerson, Booker F. 



1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA, 


35 


Evans, William Y. 
Evans, Don C.—P. M. 
Eve, Nathaniel Y. 
Everest, William M. 
Everett, John. 

Eukes, Francis L. 

Eaton, IStnait 
Earl, Orlo M. 

Elkins, Harold M. 

Eck, Charles E. 

Edwin, A. Ray. 
Farnsworth, Floyd A. 
Farnsworth, Myron A. 
Faure, Theophile. 
Femald, Frank O. 

Ferns, Louis E. 
Finlayson, Wm. L. V. 
Fitzgerald, David J. 
Forgerson, Ole - . 

Forney, Samuel H. 
Forsythe, John. 

Fowlie, James. 

Fowler, Elijah E. 

Frank, S. H.—P. M. 
Frank, Theodore. 
Franklin, Benjamin H. 
Fraser, John. 

Fraser, John D. 

Freund, Adolph. 

Fuller, Jack G. 

Fennell, Thomas 
Fennell, Joseph Y. 
Fennell, Alfred D. 
Fletcher, Carl F. 
Fennell, Daniel. 

Ford, Jesse L. 

Fryer, John W. 

Finch, Fred A. 

Fisher, James R. M. 
Fisher, J. W. H.—P. M. 
Fusselman, Edgar M. 
Gabriel, Guy C. 

Gardner, Alexander. 
Gamier, Charles Sr. 
Gamier, Charles Jr. 

Gay, Frederick. 

Gillett, Charles E. 
Goodson, William S. 
Greene, Paul L. 

Gregory, William. 
Grigsby, Edward M. 
Grigsby, Victor F. 
Griffen, Fredrick. 

Grimm, Alfred H. 
Gwinner, Martin J. 
Gilpatrick, G. 

Gardner, H. M. 

Gevrez, F. M. 

Gaskell, George. 

Gaskell, William. 
Gronvold, Ingvald J. 
Hall, William A. 

Hall, Warren E. 

Hall, Eugene J. 

Hall, Earl H. 

Hammond, Wellington P. 
Hammond, Truman. 
Hanson, Edward H. 
Hartman, Charles S. 
Hauptman, David K. 
Haselhort, Ernest W. 
Heaton, Comley T. 
Hendy, Norman Y. 
Hetherington, Robt. H. 
Hilman, Lincoln H. 
Hilton, Daniel C. 

Hodson, Guy. 

Hogland, Emil E. 

Holte, Peter. 

Holcombe, Benjamin F. 
Hollister, Donald E. 
Holmes, Mead D. 

Hoppe, Wilber S. 


House, Frederick. 

House, Walter C. 

Huffer, Arthur J. 
Hynds, Alexander. 

Hays, Benjamin E. 
Haynes, G. B. 

Hill, Louis H. 

Haslom, George S. 
Hamelton, George W. 
Harp, Thayer. 

Harper, John H. 

Heaps, C. D. 

Hefferlin, Charles H. 
Hildieth, Charles E. 
Holm, Fritz 0. 

Hunt, Clarence. 
Henmann, Alfred C. D. 
Henning, William H. 
Hicks, John P. 

Hipperly, Charles E. 
Hoglund, Melvin. 
Holliday, Samuel L. 
Huber, Levi H. 

Haight, William H. 
Helgeson, Boyd Q. 
Isaackson, Charles. 

Isom, Dr. Francis M. 
Tackson, Thomas J. 
Jeays, John S. 

Jefferies, Charles E. 
Jenson, Chris. 

Johnson, Louis. 

Johnson, Andrew P. 
Johnson, Lawrence R. 
Jonas, John. 

Jones, Ernest J. 

Jones, F. Claude. 

Joslin, Genius B. 

• Johnson, C. H. 

Johnston, Charles B. 
Johnson, William O. 
Johnston, Henry C. 
Johnson, Aaron. 

Johnson, Martin. 
Johnston, Donald M. 
Jefferson, Tennyson. 
Kapp, Thomas B. 

Kapp, Emery M. 

Karnes, Francis M. 
Kaufman, Harry S. 
t'ayser, William D. 
Kearnes, William M. 
Kelsch, Henry. 

Kermode, William R. 
King, Henry I. 

King, Alfred H. 
Kingsfather, George C. 
Klipstein, William D. 
Knolls, Frank H. 
Krohne, Barnt T. 
Krohne, Charles E. 
Krom, Solomon L. R. 
Krise, John A. 

Knight, S. H. 

Kearns, Harry B. 
Knowles. R. C. 

Kluth, Albert. 

Kobbe, Josenh W. 
Kaufman, Daniel E. 
Keckler, Max J. 
Kermode, Charles W. 
Kern, George H. 
Knuteson, Sivert. 
Kreiger, Fred. 

Lake, Ernest T. 
Lambert, Harry. 

Larson, Hans. 

Lashorn, M. H.—P. M. 
Lawson, Peter. 

Lauer, Clarence O. 
Leitchman, Arthur. 

Lind. Francis R. 
Lindberg, Edwin B. 


Linquin, Charles K. 
Liversidge, Albert A. 
Locke, Jerome G. 

Loucks, Frederick G. 
Lowry, Daniel H. 
Ludwigsen, Casper L. 
Luke, Richard J. 

Luloff, George L. 

Ly.all, Alexander. 
Laybourne, Charles. 
Lovely, C. M. 

Lewis, Finis L. 

Leathers, L. B. 

Lindberg, E. M. 

Latsch, Oscar 
Lacombe, Burton C. 
Lawrence, Charles A. 
Lehrkind, Paul B. 
Ljndsley, Chester A. 
Lloyd, Harry W. 

Lovely, Byron T. 

Latham, Finis M. 

Lee, Sol Van Fleet. 
Lenehan, Leonard B. 
Lively, Charles E. 

Lytle, Arthur P. 

McCaw, Daniel A.—P. M. 
McClure, John Q. 

McCune. Chas. A.—P. M. 
McDonald, James C. 
McIntyre, William. 
McMahon, Edward. 
McLennan, Edward W. 
McMichael, George F. 
McVey, E. E. 

McLean, Lester H. 
McGuire, Archie 
McDonald, Charles C. 
McDonald, John N. 
McCutcheon, Leo M. 
McDonald, Malcolm. 
McSperritt, Edward J. 
McBride, Yinton A. 
McCracken, June N. 
Martin, John Jr.—P. M. 
Marquis, Thomas B. 
Mason, George W. 
Masters, Harry S. 
Mattock, John R. 

Mattock, George H. 
Maxey, George E. 

Mead, Philip M. 

Melin, Leander C. 

Melin, Walter J. 

Mercer, James A. 

Meyer, Fredrick. 

Miles, Arthur W. 

Miles, Daniel N. 

Miller, John J.—P. M. 
Miller, Calvin. 

Miller, Vilroy C. 
Middaugh, Andrew E. 
Monberg, Morris P. 

Moore, James P. 

Morley, William P. 
Morton, Robert L. 

Morris, Henry. 

Mosher, Frank J. 
Mummey, George P. 
Magee, E. F. 

Miller, Oscar Y. 

Meyer, Frank. 

Mitchell Fred W. 
Moddrell, Charles. 

Milham, Albert F. 

Martin, John W. 

Meier, William H. 
Mortimer, E. S. 

Minor, Huberet L. 
Montgomery, Hugh H. 
Morgan, Frank. 

Mowrer, Henry A. 
Marshall, Harry R. 


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Matson, George W. 
Meredith, Harry J. 

Milan, Archie. 

Miller, Charles E. 

Moffitt, Willis D. 
Maddison, Tom. 

Miles, LaFayette M. 

Miller, Arthur P. 

Mitchell, Charles G. 
Morrow, Benjamin N. 
Mudgett, Harry D. 

Nelson, Nels E. 

Nelson, Harry N. 

Nesbit, Samuel H. 

Nielson, Neil A. 

Nielson, Louis H. 
Norenburg, William C. 
Neuman, August C. 

Nunn, Paul R. 

Nye, Louis R. 

Norris, Henry K. 

Norris, William. 

Nelson, Floyd G. 

Nell, F. F. 

Nutting, Arthur G. 

Nelson, Seaman P. 

Newell, Elias H. 

Neal, Emery L. 

Noyes, Richard E. 
Ormsbee, Herbert A. 

Ogle, David. 

Olin, Justin S. 

Orman, Edgar R. 

Obenhoff, Howard H. 
Ortmeyer, Henry G. 
Palmer, George W. 

Pampel, Byron L. 

Parker, Alfred R. 

Parker James W. 

Patton, Henry M. 

Pecina, Rudolph F. 
Pethybridge, William H. 
Plughaupt, Edward A. 
Pfohl, Charles F. 

Picotte, Telesfore. 

Pilger, Henry J. 

Piper, Clem S. 

Pine, Frank A. 

Pomerantz, Josef. 
Poorman, William H. 
Portwood, Alfred T. 
Powers, Gustave A. 
Pound, Rupert E. 
Pugliano, Louis. 

Pierce, Dr. Stephen C. 
Peter, Claude L. 

Packard. G. J. 

Page, Leland H. 

Paugh, Robert M. 

Payne, James M. L. 
Pennington, F. B. 
Peterson, Louis J. 

Poor, Archie P. 

Purdue, William N. 

Pohl, Emil C. 

Rankin, Charles I. 

Ralph, Frank. 

Reed, G-eorge E. 

Reaman, William E. 
Reynolds, James H. 

Reese, Hurbert J. 

Rice, Charles. 

Rickerts, Walter H. 

Riley, William J. 
Robertson, Almon S. 
Robertson, A. Fulton. 
Robinson, R. H.—P. M. 
Ross, Edgar C. 

Ross, Peter. 

Rossig, Berle G. 

Rennix, Clarence 
Roberts, E. J. 
Rosoborough, O. 


Robertson, B. S. 

Ranmael, Martin. 

Ross, Turner A. 

Ruegg, Joseph J., Jr. 
Ryall, John M. 

Sacket, Charles T. 
Sample, James N. 

Sarver, George C. 

Saenger, Paul. 

Sax, John O. 

Seaberg, Andrew.—P. M. 
Schueber, Frank A. 
Schueber, Frank A. Jr. 
Schmelcer, Charles J. 
Scott, William. 

Scott, Frank M. 

Seese, James E. 

Sells, Wilson D. 

Shanalec, John W. 

Shaffer, Ernest. 

Sheffer, Theron L. 

Shelver, Harry M. 

•Shelver, Frank T. 
Shuping, Claud R. 

Selby, G. Walter. 

Sieloff, Otto R. 

Simpson William C. Jr. 
Simpson, Willard W. 
Skillin, John. 

Smith, Vard. 

Smith, Martin W. 

Smith, Harry E. 

Smith, Ray E„ 

Spann, William M. 
Spencer, James W. 
Springer, Roy M. 

Stands, Joseph A. 

Stanley, Jesse M. 

Stark, Albert P.—P. M. 
Stark, George F. 
Stallwood, William H. 
Straszer, Albert G.‘ 
Straszer, Walter G. 
Stevens, William D. 
Stevens, Ray H. 
Stevenson, Charles E. 
Stinnett, Bert L. 

Stuart, Alexander. 

Swan, Lawrence T. 

Swan, Edward N. 

Swan, Ulmont. 

Swiggum, Knute E.—P. ! 
Swingley, Harry B. 
Sybert, Ewd. M.-—P. M. 
Sumney, Harry E. 

Seir.z, Robert P. 

Stryker, R. N. 

Smith, Jesse M. 

Spicer, F. R. 

Schofield, John W. 
Sorenson, Peter W. 
Schottlekorb, Fred 
Sandel, Nathan E. 
Selleck, Albert E. 

Smith, Perry H. 

Stanton, James H. 
Stephens, A. D. 

Strait, Claud A. 
Sandelius, Carl. 
Schiermer, Roy M. 
Schustrom, Wm. C. 
Scoyen, Clarence. 

Scoyen, Eivind T. 

Smith, Charles J. 

Smart, Grover C. 

Smith, Chauncey H. 
Smith, Thomas S. 
Speaker, Floyd F. 
Stinnett, Charles R. 
Strong, Donald A. 

Tate, George L. 

Teters. Christy D. 
Terwilliger, Lewis—P. 


Tregloan, Homer J. 
Trischman, Harry. 
Thielen, Peter J.— P. M. 
Taylor, Frank W. 
Tillquist, Oscar E. 
Tillquist, Eugene O. 
Tilton, Frederick D. 
Tocher, William. 

Talhurst, Frank B. 
Towers, James. 

Tredinick, Nicholas J. 
Tripp, Daniel W. 

Tucker, John J. 

Thomson, C. L. 

Thomas, Jim 
Trinneer, George W. 
Thompson, Robert W. 
Taylor, Robert D. 
Terwilliger, Homer. 
Turley, Orville L. 

Talcott, Kenyon I. 
Thomas Walter. 

Van Ness, Charles T. 
Vanzant, Ernest E. 

Veit, Adolph N.— P. M. 
Veit, Julius. 

Vilas, Josiah C. 

Voerge, Frederick L. 
Voss, Edward C. 

Van Doren, Halsey. 
Vincent Earl F. 
Wakefield, Herbert W. 
Warford. William F. 
Watrous, Culver B. 

Way, Samuel F.—P. M. 
Westfall, Herbert C. 
Whitney, Seward F. 
White, E. Powers. 

White, Walter B. 

White, Oliver L. 
Wheatley, George L. 
Wilcombe, Maxwell J. 
Williamson, Charles E. 
Wilson, Alexander C. 
Wilson, William J. 
Wilson, Harry S. 
Winans, Benjamin. 

Wine, Charles C. 
Wieden, Anthony. 
Wittick, Earl B. 

Wolf, Frederick J. 
Wood, Vernon C. 

Wood, Robert E. 

Woods, James G. 
Woodland, William W. 
Woodward, J. T.—P. M. 
Wright, Robert L. 
Wyatt, William R. 
Wright, George B. 

Wood, Richard J. 
Watson, George W. 
Williams, R. G. 

Warden, Ira J. 

Wimmer, Hugh D. 

Wills, Francis W. 

Witt, Charles G. 

Warren, Samuel B. 
Wettingel, William. 
Wiggins, Frank. 

Wilkins, Perle H. 
Wilson, Byron O. 

Whyte, George D. 
Wiggins, John J. 
Wilson, Elijah A. 
Woodring, Samuel T. 
Wolf, Roy M. 

Walker Grover C. 
Wheeler William A. 
Wiggins William. 
Windsor George A. 
Young, Smith F. 
Yardley, Ray. 

Zitzke, Charles R. 


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ENTERED APPRENTICES—William C. Jenks, Arthur A. Larsen. 

FELLOW CRAFTS—Albert McGuire, Eric P. White. 

RAISED—Horace M. Albright, Roy C. Ascherman, John Thomas Ayers, John 
Bauman, Horace Bracken, Harry D. Bradford, Walter M. Bradford, Charles A. 
Brant, Carl M. Brenden, Arthur C. Brooking, Harold G. Brown, John N. Buehling, 
Elmer J. Bush, Robert N. Cantrell, Christian C. Clausen, Edward J. Cook, Fred 
A. Finch, James R. M. Fisher, Edgar M. Fusselman, William Gaskell, Ingvald J. 
Gronvold, William H. Haight, Boyd Q. Helgeson, Tennyson Jefferson, Daniel E. 
Kaufman, Charles W. Kermode, George H. Kern, Sivert Knuteson, Fred Kreiger, 
Vinton A. McBride, June N. McCracken, Tom Maddison, LaFayette M. Miles, Arthur 
P. Miller, Charles G. Mitchell, Harry D. Mudgett, Richard E. Noyes, Howard H. 
Obenhoff, Henry G. Ortmeyer, Joseph J. Ruegg, Jr., John M. R'yall, Grover C. 
Smart, Chauncey H. Smith, Thomas S. Smith, Floyd F. Speaker, Charles R. Stin¬ 
nett, Donald A. Strong, Kenyon I. Talcott, Walter Thomas, Earl F. Vincent, 
Grover C. Walker, William A. Wheeler, William Wiggins, George A- Windsor. 

ADMITTED—Judd M. Brant, Samuel R. Curdy, J. W. H. Fisher, Max J. 
Keckler, Benjamin Morrow, Emery L. Neal, Emil C. Pohl, Turner A. Ross. 
REINSTATED—Martin Ranmael. 

DIMITTED—Fred Allpine, Chester E. Campbell, Gail K. DeAtley, Lowell G. 
Fitch, Leslie E. Foerschler, Edward R. Geer, Clarence A. Kopp, Harry D. McMur- 
ray, Peter Peterson, Roy C. Richardson, Fredrick Schultz, LeRoy Summerlad. 

DIED—Don C. Caldwell, Lawrence Johnson, August C. Lyssow, John L. McBride. 

MEMBERS—666. 


ACACIA NO. 33.—Anaconda. 

Chartered October 7 , 1886. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Fridays in each month. 


M. O. Triol, W. M. 
Albert Powdrill, S. W. 
C. W. Lohr, J. W. 

S. T. Blair, Treasurer. 


Abbott, R. B.—P. M. 
Allen, H. J. 

Allen, M. D. 

Anderson, A. E. 
Anderson, A. H. 

Ansel, M. L. 

Armstrong, E. E. 

Avery, C. E. 

Adams, F. S. 

Abbott, G. F. 

Ainslie, S. E. 

Anderson, N. W. 
Barnard, C. A. 

Barnard, R. D. 

Barker, Pierce.—P. M. 
Baker W. R. 

Baker, W. C. 

Beal, W. L. 

Bean, C. E. 

Bender, Louis V.—P. M. 
Bellam, H. L.—P. M. 
Berry, H. E. 

Berggren, R. A. 

Bicksler, Fred. 

Bisbee, R. A. 

Blair, S. T.~P. M. 
Blackford, I. M. 

Bowen, John . 

Bolton, H. A. 

Brolin, Geo. 

Brolin, M. E. 

Brady, H. J. 

Brekke, H. J. 

Brandt, R. O. 
Brackenbury, J. W. 
Bredesen, Morris. 

Burtt, Neil 
Bergis, H. F. 

Barteau, H. C. 

Benson, R. R. 


Officers. 

F. W. McMullen, Sec. 
L. E. Jones, S. D. 

D. L. Longtin, J. D. 


Master Masons. 

Blanchard, H. H. 

Bliss, Frank. 

Boone, J. T. 

Baker, Walter C. 

Brolin, G. A. 

Burnett, G. A. 

Burris, E. C. 

Beckman, J. H. 

Brinton, W. P. 

Gadwell, W. C.—P. M. 
Capps, A. L. 

Campbell, F. L. 
Carpenter, A. E. 
Chrisman, J. M. A. 
Christie, Joseph. 
Coleman, L. J. 

Cheyne, W. G. S. 
Converse, W. C.—P. M. 
Cosens, Jas. 

Cosens, A. G. 

Costain, Walter. 

Crimp, R. R. 

Cosens, A. L. 

Cathcart, L. C. 
Christiansen, A. P. 
Carter, Henry. 

Collins, H. P. 

Danielson, J. R. 

Daniels, R. J. 

Daniels, W. F. 

Davis, E. N. 

Davidson, Adam. 

Dearie, E. M. 
pingle, E. J. 

Dingle, A. G. 

Dobbins, J. W. 

Dorland, F. M. 

Dofa, C. E. 

Dunn, R. J. 

Dulin, R. S'. 


G. A. Burnett, S. S. 
C. Zelazney, J. S'. 

F. E. Risken, Tyler. 


Dundas, H. H. 
Dunnigan, W. H. 
Dahl, B. J. 

Dunn, H. J. 
Davidson, L. P. 
Daniels, P. W. 
Dunlap, L. G. 

Eide, N. O. 

Elford, B. E. 
Eastman, G. W. 
Emery, T. H. 

Evans, D. L. 
Eckburg, H. A. 
Eckburg, C. H. 

Ellis, J. J. 

Erickson, A. E. 
Evans, P. W. 

Eiman, C. J. 

Ferris, Francis. 
Ferkin. J. J. 

Flint, N. Y. 

French, B. F. 

Frey, A. F. 

Fulmor, M. A. 

Fuller, C. R.—P. M. 
Fischer, W. J. B. 
Forsyth, H. F'. 

Flint, Kelsey 
Flint, Murray 
Francis, M. H. 
Francis, E. H. 
Fredell, G. H. 

Fink, F. W. 

Fletcher, W. G. 
Gaily, W. E.—P. M. 
Gates, F. W. 

Gale, A. E. 

Goldberg, A. G. 
Gorr, F. B. 



38 


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JUNE 30, 


Graham, C. H. 

Graham, Wm. 

Graham, F. S. 

Grimshaw, Thos. 

Grush, D. I.—P. M. 
Gutelius, W. C. 

Gnose, C. L. 

Granstrom, Carl. 
Graupner, E. E. 

Gorr, C. S. 

Griffith, William. 

Harper, W. W. 

Hatfield, H. C. 

Harrison, C. W. 

Hayes, J. H. 

Hasley, J. A.—P. M. 
Hanson, N. A. 

Hendry, D. K.—P. M. 
Heins, W. D. 

Herrick, L. C. 

Hicks, J. M. 

Hinck, H. J. 

Hogg, W. T. 

Hogg, J. B. 

Horvath, John. 

Holmberg, C. A. 

Huffman, H. T. 
Humphrey, T. Z. 

Hunter, S D. 

Horsfall, J. R. 
Hagenbook, A. G. 
Hartwig, M. K. 

Heuser, E. E. 

Hanna, G. N. 

Hansen, O. K. 

Hartman, C. F. 

Hartwig, John. 

Hasley, W. A. 
Hendrikson, Magnus. 
Hibner, A. R. 

Hicks, H. S. 

Hogan, J. W. 

Hustad, T. J. 

Haddick, H. K. 

Haight, C. C. 

Harrison, H. T., Jr. 
Haugen, C. O. 

Heard, C. E. 

Holloway, H. R. 

Hall, R. C. 

Hatfield, T. L. 

Hatfield, V. H. 
Hetherington, H. J. 
Horvath, Andrew. 
Hiltbrand, John. 
Hutchens, D. E. 

Irving, Joseph. 

James, J. W. 

Jamieson, J. M. 

Jay, Alfred. 

Jette, Noel. 

Jette, A. N. 

Jessen, Harvey. 

Johnson, O. A.—P. M. 
Johnson, C. H. 

Johnson, G. A. 

Jones, J. A. 

Jones, Owen. 

Jones, Wm. 

Jones, W. J. 

Jones, D. H. 

Jones, T. S. 

Jukanonich, E. Y. 
Jaeckel, C. O. 

Johnson. J. A. 

Jensen, T. F. 

Jones, L. E. 

Jacobson, M. P. 

Johnson Evald. 

Jones, H. W. 

Kennedy, Frank.—P. M. 
Keppler, E. R. 

King, G. T.—P. M. 


Kirkpatrick, F. I. 
Kinahan, G. W. 
Kleinholz, Herman. 
Kendrick, W. D. 

King, M. R. 

Knight, J. B. C. 
Kleinhaus, F. W. 
Kleinhaus, Henry. 
Lemmon, C. A. 

Leskey, L. A. 

Lloyd, L. C. 

Lohr,.C. W. 

Lumbard, E. E. 
Lundgren, E. S. 

Larson, Matt 
Longeway, J. A. 

Larson, L. E. 

Lindgren, A. E. 

Longtin, D. L. 

Laudet, O. R. 

Mahan, J. W. 

Mahan, H. T. 

Mahan, B. D. 

Magness, J. A. 

Martin, W. D. 

Melander, S. T. 
McConnell, Price. 
MacDonald, Donald. 
Merritt, R. G. 

Meyer, G. H. 

Meyers, E. E. 

Milkwick, E. L. 

Mitchell, Claude. 

Minor, J. M. 

Milkwick, Geo. 

Milkwick, C. F.—P. M. 
Mitchell, Richmond. 
Moughtin, L. S. 
Montgomery W.M.—P G 
Montgomery, E. F. 
Morrison, Peter. 
Mowbray, W. E.—P. M. 
Merhoff, G. H. 

Matchett. Richard 
Masten, W. T. 

Mohrman E. M. 

Miner, F. L. 

Mowbray, W. W. 
McLean, A. G. 

McAlister, J. A. 

McLean, Arthur. 
McDonald, A. G. 
McMullen, F. W. 

McNeil, Hiram. 

McNeil, B. H. 

McNall, J. W. 

McVicars, John. 
McVicars, J. H. 
McKenzie, F. W. 
McVicars, Andrew. 
McVicars, William. 
MacIntyre, A. M. 
MacIntyre, W. A. 
MacDonald, Angus. 
MacDonald, J. R. 
MacIntyre. D. A. 
MacDonald, F. R. 
McCrea, J. H. 

Mclnturf, C. C. 

McPhail, A. W. 
Matheson, D. E. 
Matheson, R. D. 

Nell, H. A. 

Nell, J. H. 

Neal, A. H. 

Nelson, A. G. 

Nordquist, O. M. 
Nordquist, R. L. 

Nelson, Nels. 

Niven, W. A. 

Nuckols, J. A. 

Olson, H. A. 

Osborne, R. B. 


Owen, L. N. 

Peebles, M. 

Pellar, C. H. 

Powdrill, Albert 
Parratt, S. N. 

Para, Y. A. 

Powell, J. M. 

Past, A. E. 

Pearson, Carl. 

Pederson, P. M. 
Quillian, W. H. 

Quay, W. K. 

Rafalovich, Gus. 
Ramsing, F. C. 

Reid, J. J.—P. M. 

Reid, M. A. 

Risken, C. W. 

Risken, F. E. 

Rodgers, H. W. 
Robinson, W. G. 
Roderick, Y. N. 
Rutherford, H. W. 
Reese, D. A. 

Robison, R. R. 

Rosvig, Peter. 

Rothnie, William. 

Roach, O. A. 

Rooney, W. J. 

Roney, J. H. 

Rowe, J. W. 

Saunders, H. S. 

Scott, M. O. 

Schlaf, J. E. 

Schroeder, J. A.—P. M. 
Schlichting, M. D. 
Scofield, I. N. 

Shannon, J. C. 

Share, Abe. 

[ Soule, R. F. 

Sletton, E. C. 

Smith, L. G. 

Shirkey, G. H. 

Sessions, Henry. 

Smith, W. C. 

Smith, N. D.—P. M. 
Smith, C. W. 

Sparrow, C. W. 

Sparrow, C. G. 

Stagg, J. P. 

Strain, J. H. 

Stafoeth, J. M. 

Swanson, E. G. 

Scott, T. F. 

Spengler, W. A. 
Spanne, P. L. 
Steuernagel, Christian. 
Schwartz, J. J. 

Swanson, 0. A. 

Slosson, S. R. 
Shackelford, H. J. 
Schwartz, J. H. 

Smith, A. L. 

Stagg, J. A. 

Standiford, Ed. 
Semmens, Charles. 
Swanson, Anton. 

Smith, James. 

Snyder, L. L. 

Spengler, C. H. 

Stovner,' Karinus. 
Taylor, S. G. 

Taylor, C. L. 

Tait, J. B. 

Thomas, T. M. 
Thompson, W. A. J. 
Thompson, M. 
•Thornton, W. M. 

Toole, Frank. 

Triol, M. O. 

Tuttle, C. A. 

Turpin, Richard. 
Turton, E. L. 

Taylor, Asa C. 


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39 


Tanner, W. N. 
Thompson, T. P. 
Tabler, W. R. 
Thomson, R. C. 
Thomas, M. J. 
Tucker, E. J. 
Ulrich, H. A. 
Yukovich, Nicholas. 
Voider, S. J. 

Ward, T. J. 
Warford, N. L. 


Walters, C. L. 
Wagner, W. D. 
Wallace, W. C. 
Wallace, H. McK. 
Wenger, John. 
V/enger, E. A. 
White, S. D. 
Whittaker, Wm. 
Williams, Henry. 
Williams, Arthur. 
Williams, F. D. 


Winston, G. B. 
Wossmann, Harry. 
Wraith, C. R. 
Webber, H. M. 
Wise, F. D. 
Weaver, J. B. 
Willits, A. J. 
Winn, E. L. 

Zeller, Nicholas 
Zelazney, Clarence. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—J. P.. Gnose, J. H. Vonalt. 

RAISED—G. F. Abbott, S. E. Ainslie, N. W. Anderson, J. H. Beckman, W. P. 
Brinton, 0. J. Eiman, F. W. Fink, W. G. Fletcher, C. S. Gorr, William Griffith, 
R. C. Hall, T. L. Hatfield, Y. H. Hatfield, H. J. Hetherington, Andrew Horvath, 
John Hiltbrand, D. E. Hutchens, M. P. Jacobson, Evald Johnson, H. W. Jones, 

F. W. Kleinhaus, Henry Klleinhaus, F. R. MacDonald, J. H. McCrea, C. C. 
Mclnturf, E. E. Meyers, G. H. Meyer, E. L. Milkwick, Claude Mitchell, R. G. 
Merritt, A. W. McPhail, W. A. Niven, J. A. Nuckols, P. M. Pederson, W. J. 
Rooney, J. H. Roney, J. W. Rowe, James Smith, L. L. Snyder, C. H. Spengler, 
Karinus Stovner, W. R. Tabler, M. J. Thomas, E. J. Tucker, H. A. Ulrich, E. L. 
Winn. Clarence Zelazney. 

ADMITTED—O. R. Laudet, R. C. Thomson, A. J. Willits. 

REINSTATED—A. B. Tootell. 

DIMITTED—J. W. Hard, L. J. St. Jean, A. B. Tootell. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—W. R. Allen, L. C. Beattie, 
B. E. Beamer, T. L. Dundas, G. F. Grimshaw, R. S. Gutelius, D. R. MacRae, K. 

G. Pfaff, M. D. Pennington, C. G. Rochon, R. E. Richardson, C. E. Sackett, F. M. 
Sander, J. C. Wilson. 

DIED—W. J. Lyons, R. S. Mentrum, N. J. Mershon, H. J. Rainsford. Entered 
Apprentice—George F. Naugh. 


MEMBERS—400. 


CASCADE NO. 34.—Great Falls. 

Chartered October 7 , 1887. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Wm. M. Morris, W. M. 
Clyde N. Hill, S. W. 
Norman N. Thisted, J. W. 
Andrew Thisted, Treas. 


Abernathy, William E. 
Aubin, Edwin C. 
Abernathy, Walter E. 
Anderson, Morris. 
Anderson, John. 

Ayer, Herschel R. 

Allison, Ralph C. 

Anderson, William H. 
Allin, George H. 
Amundson, Hans. 

Beachly, William P. 
Breuneau, David. 

Bristol, Orlando J.—P. M. 
Bonesteel, Norris G. 
Bickett, George W. 
Bruneau, Alfred J. 

Bye, Charles. 

Burlingame, J. M.—P. M. 
Bacon, Clarence G. 
Bowers, John T. 

Burnaby, H. LeRoy. 

Baker, Grover M. 

Boorman, Carl E. 

Baarson, Oscar A. 

Barber, Roy J. 

Booth, George T. 

Brink, Guy L. 

Bailey, Lewis E. 

Black, Frederick D. 
Bradley, Abraham L. 


C. Y. Zirkle, Secretary. 
Carl E. Boorman, S. D. 
Wheeler Coy, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Beaty, Frederick E. 
Beckman, Albert. 

Bloom, S. 

Beckman, David. 

Brown, Charles H. 
Bridgeman, Morris L. 
Barrett, Edward H. 
Blodgett, John F. 
Barrows, Ralph L. 
Bergstrom, Edward L. 
Batcheller, Herbert M. 
Blackburn, Harold F. 
Brown, Robert J. 
Buehler, John E. 
Bywaters, Alex R. 
Beckett, James F. 

Black, Hiram H. 

Baker, Clarence E. 
Burlingame, William M. 
Coy, Wheeler. 

Coombs, Frank. 

Cooney, Edward H. 
Cummings, William J. 
Coy, Theodore S. 

Clay, Odin G. 

Carpenter, Adolphus A. 
Cadwalder, Lloyd C. 
Childs, Robert B. 
Campbell, Harry H. 
Carrier, James A. 


Wm. H. Taylor, S. S. 
Arthur R. Moore, J. S. 
O. J. Bristol, Tyler. 


Coffman, William Curtis. 
Cleveland, C. W. 

Church. John R. 

Chaffee, Albert M. 
Collins, Edwin 
Clark, James E. 

Crabtree, Jesse A. 

Craig, William R. 
Cameron, Hugh I. 
Campbell, Alexander. 
Campbell, Jerome G. 
Clark, Joseph B. 

Cole, Ernest E. 

Deardorf, Robert. 
Dellabaugh, James M. 
Dawson, Hobart E. 
Downing, Ernest. 

Dwyre, William R. 
Durnin, Richard B. 

Day, Robert Geo. 

Dennis, Leander P. 

Dratz, Raymond A. 
Deardorf, George W. 
Dairy, Alfred J. 

Dahling, John H. 

DeCew, Albert E. 

Dees, Frederick. 

Davidson, William 
Daniels, Carol T. 

Driscoll, Francis J. 



40 


KETUKNS YEAR ENDING 


JUNE 30, 


Durbin, Newton G. 
Dotson, Arthur. 

Davis, William George. 
Ewing, Harry H.—P. M. 
Epperson, William L. 
Elliott, Fred. 

Ellis, Richard T. 
Edmondson, Harper L. 
Engebreston, B. M. 
Fligman, Fred A. 
Freeman, J. W.—P. M. 
Fullmer, Lee D.—P. M. 
French, Samuel. 

Feiden, John. 

Freeman, William W. 
Fey, Walter Y. 

Frary, Gerald S. 
Ferguson, Alexander L. 
Fuller, George S. 

Faunce, J. M.—P. M. 
Falk, Charles H. 

Freeman, Jean P. 
Fligman, Joseph B. 

Flory, Charles W. 

George, Wade H. 
Glasscock, William R. 
Grover, George E.—P. M. 
Graeses, Carl F. W. 
Gordon, Robert. 

Gordon, Thos H. 

Gibbs, William A. 

Guild, Chester W. 
Goodridge, Harry. 

Geiger, Harold J. 

Gault, John M. 

Graham, George. 

Geibel, Paul 
Gilmore, Samuel R. 

Gillin. Albert L., Jr. 
Geibel, John. 

Graybill, Fay L. 

Griffiths, Harry H. 
Gilchrist, Percy. 

Gonsor, Thomas A. 

Gunn, Theo. M. 

Gault, Frank P. 

Gerson, Otto Y. 

Gordon, William. 

Hickory, Wm. I.—P. M. 
Hendrickson, Ole S. 
Hersch, Samuel. 

Hocking, Samuel J. 
Huseth, Sever O. 
Hethrington, John. 
Havlick, Joseph H. 
Huntoon, John C. 

Hoag, Herbert C. 

Holt, Clifford F.—P. M. 
Hawkins., James W. 
Hanson, Oscar S. 

Hedum, Christ. 

Heckman, Charles. 

Holt, Millard F. 

Haney, William T. 

Hunt, Guy A. 

Hoffman, H. Blaine. 

Hill, Clyde N. 

Hill, Harold N. 

Hicks, Walter S. 
Hamilton, Robert S. 
Herman, Julius. 

Haiek, John 
Hillstrand, Harry W. 
Hagerty, Frank W. 

Hardy, Francis 
Hawkinson, Arthur 
Hagerty, Lysle E. 
Hillstrand, Walter W. 
Hoffman, Donald. 

Hansen, Herbert L. 
Hardin, James M. 
Hilgedorf, Charles R. 


Hollis, George B. 
Hoover, Howard B. 
Halliday, William F. 
Hillstrand, Charles H. 
Hoiland, Andrew O. 
Ibbotson, Henry. 

Irwin, Jas. H. 

Ibbotson, George H. 
Jones, Benjamin C. 
Johnston, Benjamin C. 
Judson, George A. 
Jenkins, John H. 
Jeffries, Winfield S. 
Jefferson, Albert C. 
Jenkins, Edward E. 
Jardine, C. Roy. 

Jones, Richard 0. 
Jenkins, John E. 
Jorgenson, Hans P. 
Jeffers, Thomas A. 
Johnson, Arthur E. 
Johnson, Henry. 

Joers, John C. 

Jarrow, Thomas H. 
Krieger, Alfred J. 
Kernaghan, William. 
Kettle, Wilber C. 
Karcher, Albert G. 

Kotz, Albert J. 

Krieger, George S. 
Ivierstad, William E. 
Klingbeil, Edward R. 
Keith, Milam . 

Keyes, Ralph A. 
Ivubicek, Clarence F. 
Klingpell, O. C. 

Lochray, Charles. 
Lapeyre, Benj. E. 

Little, job H. 

Leslie, John. 

Liedholm, Carl W. 
Leidholm, Wallrace. 
LeFebvre. Almon C. 
Ludlow, William Henry. 
Lowery, Chas. R. 

Linn, Thorpin L. 
Latham, Talmadge G. 
Lloyd, Dennis D. 
Lofgren, Anders J. 

Lux, Clarence G. 
Leifheit, William. 
McPherson, Stewart. 
McDonough, Jos. A. 
McKibbin, Charles. 
McPherrin, Isaac R. 
McMurtrey, William P. 
McMahon, James J. 
McDonald, Mathew J. 
McKenzie, Robert Y. 
McKenzie, Kenneth. 
Macauley, Alex M. 
Morton, Anthony. 
Matheson, Robert S. 
Minter, Gust G. 
Mountford, Jos. E. 
Marshall, F. P.—P. M. 
Miller, Alex H. 

Meigs, Wellington H. 
Mowbray, Alexander. 
Musselman, Gaylord W. 
Miller, John W. 
Mowbray, Prince A. 
Malcolm, Omar J. 
Maddox, Fletcher. 
Millsap, Cicero. 

Muss, Chas. 

Moulton, Louis R. 
Morris, Samuel M. 
Morris, William M. 
Morris, James M. 
Mulliken, Roy 
Martinson, Thomas A. 


Mathieson, Edwin. 

Miller, Guy O. 

Moore, Arthur R. 
Mecklenberg, George W. 
Nathan, Arge. 

Nelson, Nels R. 

Nathan, Robert A. 

Nathan, Herbert A. 
Neumann, Walter A. 
Nicolai, Gerrit D. 

Nelson, Henry A. 

Neubert, Walter T. 
Nordstrom, F. E. 

Nordquist, Carlos- G. 
Neilson, A. F. 

Nelson, Edward R. 

Olson, Carl Oscar. 

Petitt, John H. 

Peterson, Chas W. 
Peacock, Thomas O. 

Power, Albert E. 

Parish, Fred H. 

Penrose, Lewis D. 

Platt, George H. 

Porter, Bert W. 

Peterson, Sivert E. 

Page, Roy W. 

Peterson, Carl H. 

Peck, Walter E. 

Perry, Clarence B. 
Peacock, Fred J. 

Peterson, Frank E. 
Pettigrew, Robert. 

Pettitt, Millard A. 

Roberts, William. 

Roberts, Jas. W. 

Rundle, Robert. , 

Rudolph, Frank A. 

Robbins, Samuel B. 
Robertson, Andrew R. 
Riach, James G. 

Romoaugh, David F. 
Rutherford, Lucius F. 

Ross, John D. 

Ringwald, Harry R. 
Roberts, Frank L. 

Roth, William Y. 

Rogers, George W. 

Reeve. Harold A. 

Ryd^ll Herman 
Randall, M. R. 

Riordan, Ed. 

Rodger, Allan S. 

Schuler, Joseph. 

Stanton, John W. 

Smock, Louis W. 

Speer, J. W.—P. G. M. 
Selstrom, John O. 

Smock, Claud M. 

Snyder, Carl B. 

Scott, William T. 

Shields, Patricus J. 
Schnader. Cyrus K. 

Sieben, Charles H. 

Segall, Adolph.—P. M. 
Stanley, Howard H. 
Stallman, Robert J. 
Samuelson, Wallace E. 
Spencer, Samuel. 

Sherman, Hugh I. 

Strain, Wm. J. 

Stalling, August E.— P. M. 
Schwingel, Albert E. 

Strain, Wm. Russell. 
Stanley, Dean. 

Stewart, John. 

Stanton, Paul B. 
SummeroiiT Guy 
Shadoan, Edward P. 
Sanders, Joseph E. 

Searles, Walter C. 


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Sanborn, Frederick 
Stephens, Charles 
Silve, Neal M. 

Sparling, Albert F. 
Smith, Dion J. 

Singer, Leon F. 
Skinner, Mark G-. 
Solomon, William T. 
Stoker, John W. 
Saldine, Carl H. 

Swain, Robert H., Jr. 
Selstrom, Ivan F. 
Saldine, Emil J. 
Singer, Aaron. 
Shepherd, John F. 
Stevenson, Branson G. 
Stevenson, John T. 
Stevenson, Grover C. 
Stickan, John F. 
Symes, Avard P. 
Thisted, Andrew. 
Taylor, Jos. C. 

Taylor, Francis A. 


Tudiny, Wm. Ludio. 
Traschel, Frederick. 
Thisted, Nels A. 
Thomas, Harry H. 
Terrill, Emund C. 
Taylor, William H. 
Thisted, Norman N. 
Talbot, Earl. 

Thurston, Willett M. 
Thompson, James M. 
Thompson, Joseph B. 
Thronson, Charles J. 
Thisted, Walter S. 
Thoma, Harry F. 
Thoren, William John. 
Udine, John 
Yessey, Victor E. 
Vidal, Chas. E. K. 
Veale, Sidney F. K. 
Veen, Ed S’. 

Van Cleave, Matlon O. 
Van Norte, W. F. 
Wilson, Richard M. 


Woehner, Fred A.—P. 
Wardrop, George H. 
Wallenstein, Abe 
Wertheim, Nate. 
Wallenstein, Henry S. 
Wolf, Raymond J. 
Wuerthner, J. J.—P. 
Wheeler, Wayne W. 
Woodward, Walter S. 
Wallenstein, Wm. L. 
Wilson, William H. 
Woods, D. K. 
Watkins, Robert L. 
Wells, Arthur A. 
White, Roland J. 
Wagner, Lincoln E. 
Wear, Fred. 
Whittaker, Dewey F. 
Young, Richard N. 
Yarn all, Wm. H. 
Young, John E. 

Zirkle, Clarence Y. 
Zentner, A. A. 


M. 


M. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Fred A. Davies, Frederick W. Harmer, Ernest B. 
Johnson, Charles Edgar Lane, William Finlay McDonald. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Einar C'ongel. 

RAISED—Clarence E. Baker, William M. Burlingame, Otto V. Gerson, Frank 
P. Gault, William Gordon, Charles H. Hillstrand, John C. Joers, Thomas H. Jarrow, 
Clarence G. Lux, William Leifheit, Carlos G. Nordquist, Edward R. Nelson, Allan 
S. Rodger, Emil J. Saldine, Ivan F. Selstrom, Aaron Singer, Branson G. Stevenson, 
John F. Shepherd, Avard P. Symes, William John Thoren. 

ADMITTED—Hans Amundson, William George Davis, William F. Halliday, 
Andrew C. Hoiland, George W. Mecklenberg, John F. Stickan, John T. Stevenson, 
Grover C. Stevenson. 

REINSTATED—Ernest E. Cole, Charles W. Flory, A. F. Neilson. 

DIMITTED—Samuel S. Bennett, Linneus P. Bergman, Edwin F. Cooper, James 
H. Dickey, Jr., Rex R. Frizzell Martin G. Johnson, John K. Lawler, William 
Arthur Pater, Junnius E. Seelinger, Ernest M. Wilson. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—W. C. Cauthers, Menta L. 
Crouch, John H. Clark, Raymond Charnock, Arthur P. Cone, Elmer E. Dawson, Joe 
A. Kaufman, John J. Kupsick, Claud S. Murray, Jesse J. Musselman, Richard O. 
Shipporeit, Orlo H. Sorenson. 

DIED—Metric E. Bruneau, Frank H. Malcolm, Henry H. Stanley. 


MEMBERS—404. 


MONITOR NO. 35.—Walkerville. 

Chartered October 7, 1887. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Fred Tomlinson, W. M. 
J. Fred Mole, S. W. 
Joseph Luke, J. W. 
Wm. H. Sweet, Treas. 


Alexander, John.—P. M. 
Angwin, John—P. M. 
Ann ear, Ben. 

Annear, Joseph.—P. M. 
Barker, Thos. 

Barrett, Thos.—P. M. 
Bawden, Archie. 
Bennett, John V. 
Bennetts, Thos. J. 
Berryman, Geo. 

Bevan, John. 

Bradley, W. P. 

Bray, Wm. T. 

Briney, Hiram R. 
Briney, Jacob E. 

Bunt, Oliver. 

Barker, Samuel Jr. 
Bennett, Cecil 
Berryman, Henry 
Brimson, Robert J. 
Bolitho, Stephen. 

Briney, William J. 
Calcott, A. E. 

Clarke, Thos. W. 


John T. Eslick, Secretary 
Wm. J. Williams, S. D. 
Wm. C. Sweet, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Cloke, Harry. 

Corin, P. J. 

Corkish, Evan.—P. M. 
Costello, Burton. 

Couch, James. 

Cowling, William. 

Callison, Hy E. 
Darlington, Hart. 

Davis, Richard H. 

Doidge, John J. 

Donald, Stephen. 

Doull, Albert.—P. M. 
Doull, Frank. 

Downing, Henry.—P. M. 
Eaden, David. 

Eslick, John T. 

Ernest, William. 

Fine, Samuel. 

Finn, Bernard. 

Fish, William J.—P. M. 
Fluke, Thomas. 

Fulford, Fred C. 

Fayle, John T. 

Gaved, Walter J. 


Ronald George, S. S. 
Joseph Harris, J. S. 
John H. Hill, Tyler. 


Geach, John. 

George, Ronald. 

Goff, Paul. 

Graham, Alex. 

Graham, H. W.—P. M. 
Gra>, Wm. J. 

Gregory, Samuel.—P. M. 
Grenfell, William. 
Griffith, John B. 

Griffin, Harvey. 
Gunderson, Louis. 
Hadwick, R. A.—P. M. 
Hancock, James C. 
Harris, Joseph T. 

Hendy, John Lewis. 
Higman, Reg. C. 

Hill, John H.—P. M. 
Hill, M. J. 

Holman, Thos. H. 

Holm, Peter O. 

Hore, Jacob K.—P. M. 
Hosking, John 
Huddleston, Joseph. 
Hugo, Wm. L.—P. M. 


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Hodge, John J. 

Higman, W. Wentworth. 
Hill, Gundry. 

Hawkins, Ernest. 

Hodge, Clifton. 

Hopewell, T. H. 

Ivy, Wm. B. 

Jackson, Wm. B.—P. M. 


Jaye, Thomas. 

Jane, Bert. 

Jenkin, Wm. 

James, Josiah. 

Johnson, W. K. 

Kestle, Charles—P. M. 
Kinsman, Thomas D. 


Luke, Jos. 

McBain, James H. 
McQuay, James. 
Matteson, Everett W. 
Mole, John P. 
Morrison, A. E. 

Moyes, Wm. 

Muntzer, Henry. 
Murrish, Aaron. 
Murrish, Harry R. 
Murton, Jos. W. 
Mutton, Harold 
Morcom, Josiah. 

Mose, Hans N. 
Mitchell, Edward R. 


Nice, Michael. 

Nicholls, Robt. H.—P. M. 
Nicholls, Elmer. 

Pearce, Wm. B. 

Peters, Wm. 

Prater, Louis. 

Reichert, George. 

Rich. John.—P. M. 

Riddle, R. S. 

Rodda, T. J. 

Rowe, Geo. A. 

RoAve. Jas. W. 

Rafish. Samuel 
Richards, Stanley. 

Roberts, Evan. 

Saner, Alphonse. 

Saunders, Edward J. 
Shimmon, Richard. 
Shimmon, Wm. H. 

Sievers, J. Rudolph. 
Skewes, Henry. 

Snell, Stephen. 
Speckbacher, Ben.—P. M. 
Squires, Albert. 

Squires, Gregory. 

Squires, Guy R. 

Stephens, Jacob J. 
Stephens, William No. 1. 
Stephens, William No. 2. 
Strongman, C. H.-—P. M. 


Sullivan, Leonard A. 
Suydam, John H. 

Sweet, Wm. H. Jr. 

Sweet, Wm. H. Sr. 

Sweet ,William Charles 
Thomas, John R.—P. M. 
Tippett, Edward.—P. M. 
Tomlinson, Fred R. 
Tresidder, Sam J. 
Tretheway, J. Ralph. 
Trewin, John E. 
Trevillion, S. J. 

Thomas, William H. 
Tallack, John C. 

Yaughn, Frank. 

Vacchairi, Thomas J. 
Vincent, James. 
Wilkinson, John H. 
Williams, Edwin S. 
Williams, John H. 
Williams, Wm. J. 
Williams, J. Stanley. 
Williams, Thos. P. 
Woodruff, Wm. H. 
Woolcock, J. C. 

Worth, Wm. Norton. 
Wraith, Geo. E. 

Wessel, John. 

Williams, Benjamin. 
Warren, Joseph. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Arthur Y. White. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Robert Hardy. 

RAISED—Stephen Bolitho, William J. Briney, Hy E. Callison, Ernest Hawk¬ 
ins, Clifton Hodge, T. H. Hopewell, Edward R. Mitchell, Elmer NichoDs, Joseph 
Warren. 

DIMITTED—William B. Trenary. 

DIED—Samuel Barker. John B. Coppo, Alfred Johns. 


MEMBERS—162. 


RUBY NO. 36.—Drummond. 

Chartered October 4, 1888. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


L. L. Like, W. M. 

M. R. Henderson, S. W. 

V. B. Morse, J. W. 

H. T. Cumming, Treasurer. 


C. N. Bassett, Secretary. 

E. J. Muchmore, S. D. 

F. M. Morse, J. D. 


Master Masons. 


E. E. Norton, S. S. 

W. O. Archibald, J. S. 
Nick Hoeg, Tyler. 


Arms, Daniel.—P. M. 
Adams, Harry H. 

Aller, P. C.—P. M. 
Almon, Norton L. 

Ashby, S. F. 

Anderson, Charles J. 
Anderson, Erick. 
Anderson, Charles O. 
Anglemyer, E. L. 
Archibald, W. O. 
Bassett,C. N.—P. M. 
Berry, Oral J. 

Bowie, T. H. 

Braden, J. P. 

Brazil, Jesse. 

Bridge, Jno. W. 
Chirgwin, John. 

Clawson, Ed. 

Conn, Wm. R. 

Conn, Reuben. 

Corlett, Dee. 

Cumming, H. T.—P. M. 
Cumming, James F. 
Cumming H. R. 

Cain, Edward N. 

Carter, Charles G. 

Cook, Lloyd. 


Dalberg, Gus C. 

Davey, F. A. 

Dingwall, E. D. 

Docter, Jno. C. 

Doherty, Edward. 

Dalberg, Earl C. 

Eckle, Harry.—P. M. 
Emery, F. P. 

Faust, H. J.—P. M. 
Featherman, J. A.—P. M. 
Fisher, Thomas. 

Fitzgerald, R. E. 

Floyd, Harry. 

Furman, M. H. 

Garrett, Wm. S. 

Griffith, W. A. 

Gardiner, W. H. 

Holland, Fred.—P. M. 
Hoeg, Nick C. 

Hollander, A. A.—P. M. 
Holroyd L. A.—P. M. 
Henderson M. R. 

Hoeg, David K. 

Hoeg William H. 
Haldeman, Allan. 

Johnson, Alfred. 

Johnson, Gus. 


Johnson, Erick. 

Jensen, E. D. 

Kolbeck, Jno. H. Jr. 
Kofoed Hans A. 
Kelley, Harry 0. 
Kolbeck, Clarence P. 
Kleve, G. L. 

Like, L. L. 

Long, Emil P.—P. M. 
Mclvor, Daniel. 
McMillan, A. 

Morse, T. H. Jr. 
Miller, Frank R. 
Myers, Jno. E. 

Morse Y. B. 

Morse F. M. 

Muchmore E. J. 

Mohl Frank O. 

Moore Albert R. 
Munkres, Harold Ray. 
Murphy, Joseph B. 
McCoshum, D. E. 
McKenzie, George. 
Miller, Thomas F. 
Nelson, Carl. 

Norton, Stephen—P.M. 
Norton, Ellwood E. 



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Norris, L. E. 

Schurter, Jacob. 


Weaver, Geo. M. 

Norton, M. H. 

Sleeman, Geo. 


Weaver, H. G.—P. M. 

Olsson, H. E. 

Stender, Julius, Jr., 


Weaver, J. P.—P. M. 

Olson, Arthur. 

Stafford, Leigh W. 


Wiley, R. D. 

Pierson, A. L. 

Smith, A. G. 


Williams, Jno. T. 

Peterson, E. M. 

Thomas, Jno. M. 


Wilson, C. D. 

Randall, Clyde M. 

Tinklepaugh, F. A.— 

-P. M. 

Weaver, James H. 

Reynolds, H. R. 

Rickell, W. J. 

Tainer, H. H. 


Wellesley, George M. 

Terry, Lie yd H. 


Wight, Francis W. 

Robbins, A. W. 

Turrell, Robert T. 


Williams, Fred J. 

Ross, Carl B. 
Ringhausen, Albert. 

Thomas, Charles—P. 
Weaver, C. G. 

M. 

Ziebarth, Charles F. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Percy Dodge. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Anton Jacobsen. 

RAISED—E. D. Jensen, G-. L. Kleve, D. E. McCoshum, L. E. Norris, A. L. 
Pierson, E. M. Petersen, Thomas F. Miller. 

ADMITTED—Allan Haldeman. 

REINSTATED—W. H. Gardiner, George McKenzie, M. H. Norton. 

DIMITTED—T. H. Hanbidge, William H. Harper, A. C. Lynn, Thomas Russell. 
DIED—Ed Challender, G. W. Morse, James A. McDonald. 

MEMBERS—116. 


LEWISTOWN NO. 37.—Lewistown. 


Chartered October 30, 1889. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Fridays in each month. 


Louis C. Searle, W. M. 
Alvin H. Hall, S. W. 
Albert H. Kessler, J. W. 
John M. Heckler, Treas. 


Officers. 

Horace A. Moulton, Sec. 
Ora P. Davis, S'. D. 
George L. Wood, J. D. 


Master Masons. 


Henry C. Prince, S. S. 
Earl H. Baxter, J. S. 
H. J. Clarke, Tyler. 


Akins, J. Hal. 

Alexander, B. Frank. 
Allen, Charles D. 

Allen, Herbert O. 

Allen, Jesse E. 

Anderson, Oscar. 

Ayers, George W. 
Barclay, Samuel. 

Barclay, Smyth.—P. M. 
Barnes, Frank A. 
Baulch, Harry. 

Baylies, Chas. W. 

Beach, Gerald C. F. 
Bean, Benning M. 

Bebb, John C. 

Beebe, John L. 

Bell, Fred A. 

Bills, Hallie L. 
Birkland, Andrew C. 
Blackford, Wm. M.—P. 
Blaser, Albert F. 
Blevins, J. A. 

Blomgren, Edwin A. 
Bolton, David A. 

Boyd, Edward A. 

Boyd, Wm. Robert. 
Bowen, Robt. M. 

Brice, John W. 

Brice, J. Theo. 

Brice, Samuel E. 

Brown, Bror B. 

Brown, Henry t). 
Bryant, Francis B. 
Burgess, Thomas W. C. 
Burke, Marion I. 
Burnett, Harvey. 
Busenberg, Elmer O. 
Burton, Lloyd D. 
Bates, Dewitt Clinton. 
Bennitt, George G. 
Bright, Walter S. 
Bunting, Lawrence M. 
Baird, Edward R. 
Barclay, Charles James 
Baxter, Earl Herman 


Bosworth, Frederick O. 
Bramel, Herbert H. 
Brogan, Lloyd Francis 
Brophy, Robert Murray. 
Byers, Ford Leon. 

Baxter, Dewey G. 

Blatter, Otto J. 

Brown, Perry Fisher. 
Burns, Percy L. 

Calder, Thomas. 

Caldwell, Thomas O. 
Cameron, Hugh S. 
Carlson, John Alfred. 
Chase, Phil A. 

Chittick, James. 

Clark, Lewis C. 
Coffinberry, Clarence M. 
Cole, Burton R.—P. M. 
Cole, Charles M. 

M.Cook, George W.—P. M. 
Coolidge, Edwin B. 

Cooper, John M. 

Copeland, C. E.—P. M. 
Coulter, John R. 
Courtnay, James W. 

Cox, Walter C. 

Cress, G. Clifford. 

Culver, Wm. H. 

Cox, Clarence Whitman. 
Culham, Hiram M. 
Cumming, Bruce A. 

Cook, Chauncey L. 
Chandlee, Allen B. 

Capper, James C. 

Cooper, William A. 
Dalbey, Roy H. 

Davee, Henry A. 

Day, Frank.—P. M. 

Day, George H. 

Deal, Arter W. 
DeFremery, Wm. C. 
Dennis, Arthur T. 
Denyes, Charles F. 
Dobson, John J. 
Dougherty, J. W.—P. M. 


Doull, Andrew G. 

Drake, James W. 
Duncan, Simon H. 

Dunn, John Clement. 
Duncanson. Thomas 
Dennis, Abraham L. 
Davis, Ora Pies. 

Draper, Delmar Silas. 
Duggan, Benjamin G. 
Eldridge, Harry H. 
Eldridge, L. W.—P. M. 
Ernsberger, Bodley L. 
Evans, Wm. R. 

Evans, Pearsall Wm. 
Ferrell, Fred M. 

Forbes, Jesse F. 

Forbes, George Thomas. 
Forbes, Wylie H. 

Ford, John E. 

Fowler, Donald. 

Fox, Adam B. 

Franzke, Arthur A. 
Frood, Walter. 

Fraser, George 
Flanagan, Francis T. 
Forstein, Frank . 

Fallon, David A. 
Frailey, James F. 
Gagnon, James A. 
Gardner, Wm. H. 

Garry, Wm. F. 

Gates, Albert W. 
Gaugler, Herman E. 
Gaylord, Kenneth W. 
Gibson, Hal B. 

Gilbert, Lloyd M. 

Gile, Stephen L. 
Gleeson, Walter G. 
Gosch, Michael J. 

Gould, John. 

Graham, Thomas J. 
Greene, Alex C. 

Greene, Archie P. 
Green, Andrew. 

Green, Harry W. 



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Graham, Oliver Herbert. 
Goldbrand, Wm. R. 
Graeber, Esgar Kelley. 
Hackett, Charles W. 
Hagstrom F.—P. M. 

Hall, Alvin Herman. 
Hamilton, Robert Staveley. 
Hanna, William. 

Hartman, Brooke 
Hise, George G. 

Hedrick, Ernest O. 
Hartness, Ersa A. 
Hawkins, Arthur L. 

Hay, William H. 

Hayden, Thos. G. 
Hawksworth, Prank H. 
Hazen, Frank J. 

Hedges, Wyllys A. 

Herfert, Frank J. 

Heckler, John M. 

Helsing, John O. 

Hines, Wm. H. 

Hirst, George. 

Hohman, Adam C. 

Holzgraf, Erwin E. 

Hunt. D. Eugene. 

Hyde, Wm. DeForest. 
Huffine, Marshall H. 
Harrington, Herbert P. 
Haight, Albert H. 
Harshbarger, Thomas A. 
Hunt, Kenneth Ray. 
Harrington, Frederick A. 
Heald, Schuyler- W. 
Heffner, Daniel Webster. 
Hanson, Louis S. 

Huff, Floyd J. 

Imislund, Herbert P. 

Ivins, Edward G. 

Ivins, Leo H. 

Ivins, Thomas O. 

Ingram, Julian Courtney. 
Jackman, Alphonse. 
Jackson, Robert C. 

Jeffrey, Bert. 

Johnson, James Willis. 
Johnson, Wilford J. 

Jones, David S. 

Judd, Erwin R. 

Jacobs, Julius. 

Jenkins, Horatio. 

Johnson, Harry E. 

Jones. McKinley A. 

Joiner, Riley Earl. 

Kaaro, John E. 

Kamp, Andreas H. 

Kane, Fdward J. 

Kessler, Albert H. 
Kidneigh, John 0. 

Kielman, Chas F. G. 

King, Ernest W. 

King, Joseph. 

Kline, James F. 

Kluge, Chas. W. 

Kummrow, Fred K. 

Kremer, John V. H. 

Kotkin, Mark 
Kindschy, Emil O. 

Kier, Wayland E. 

Kotkin, Emanuel. 

Kowatch, Frank V. 

Krieger, Russel Price. 
Lafroth, Arthur. 

Lacock, W. A. 

Lane, J. Eugene. 

Lande, Elmer G. 

Lausch, Richard. 

Law, Alex C. 

Lay, Harry E. 

Lay, Stephen H. 

Lehman, Alex B. 

Lehman, Arthur B. 
Lehman, Louis J. 


Lehman, Oswald S. 
Littlejohn, Nelson J. 
Lewis, William Y. 

Lutz, Mac 

Lyman, Ellsworth K., Jr. 
Loihl, Albert. 

LaGrange, Ulysses H. 
Longshore, Rudolph P. 
Lorenze, Ernest V. 
Marble, Frank M. 
Marshall, George E. 
Marsh, George Roy. 
Martin, Elmer Andrew. 
Martin, Minor T.—P. M. 
Moulton, H. A.—P. M. 
Mason, John R. 

Matson, Enor K. 

Maury, Claude E. 
Medigar, Wm. 

Melchert, Bertram P. 
Melchert, William A. 
Metz, W. H. 

Miesse, Wm. F. 

Miller, John M. 

Miller, John Rudolph. 
Mills, John Wm. 
Montgomery, Donald. 
Morrison, Alex. 

Mueller, Oscar O.—P. M. 
Maury, Marion M. 
Marshall, Alfred G. 
Morison, E. J. 

Marshall, Charles J. 
Mather, William S. 
Mathews, Harold Ray. 
McBurney, Wm. 

McClave, Charles R. 
McClean, Wm. M. 
McFarland. Robt. James. 
McKoin, Clarence E. 
McKnight, A. C. 
McMillan, John E. 
McCoach, Henry Arthur. 
McCulloch, Edward A. 
Mackenstadt, John L. 
Mattill, Charles R. 
Myrdal, Swain K. 
Nielsen, Thomas G. 

Noble, Arza J. 

Noble, George E. 

Nolen, Burette E. 

Nottorf, Milton B. 

Nelson, Harry G. 
Nordquist, Joseph. 

Ohlin, Arthur E. 

Oliver, Lary O. 

Osborne, John N. 

Otten, Herman C. 

O’Tott, Olaf H. 
O’Donnell, Harry T. 
Olson, Oscar Theodore. 
Owen, John Earl. 

Olson, Otto D. 

Peterson, Carl H. 

Pfaus, Albert. 

Phillips, Frank L. 
Phillips, John H. 

Phillips, Samuel.—P. M. 
Phillips, Robert James. 
Pierce, Frank L. 

Poland, Rufus G. 

Pratt, Samuel Louis. 
Penn, Ralph L. 

Park. Carl R. 

Perkins, William Clair. 
Porter, Oliver Sanford. 
Potter, Claude B. 

Petty, Charles Frederick. 
Porter, Earl Stephens. 
Prince, Henry Charles. 
Pierce, Irving A. 
Quaintance, Earl H. 

Race, Fritz E. 


Rahn, Arthur J. 

Raitt, Frank F. 

Rauch, John II. 

Raw, Cecil Lyle. 

Raw, Lloyd C. 

Rawls, Joseph A. 

Rector, Walter W. 

Rein, Edward A. 

Rice, Raymond E. 
Robbins, James A. H. 
Robbins, Blaine J. 
Robinson, Grant. 
Robinson, John B. 
Robinson, Ernest G. 
Roehl, Edward R. 
Romundstad, Odin J. 
Rosenberg, Abraham. 
Ruzicka, Frank W. 
Robinson, Lloyd W., Jr. 
Raymond Almond H. 
Reagan, John R. 

Richards, Gilbert Don. 
Ricks, Dourin D. 

Riddick, Carlos Wood. 
Royce, Lyman W. 
Rutherford, Carl H. 
Renner, Thomas O. 

Saxl, Emil W. 

Saxtorph, Henrik A. 
Searle, Louis C. 
Schindler, Anton. 

Schulz, Paul. 

Schultz, Henry M. 

Seiden, John W. 

Shaw, Thomas M. 

Shavere, Ray. 

Shiell, William. 

Sink, Benjamin F. 
Skaggs, James R. 

Slater, William A. 

Smith, Chas. M. 

Smith, Nathan T. 

Smith, Walter S.—P. M. 
Sneddon, James. 

Snider, John W. 
Stapleton, Arthur A. 
Stedman, Noble S. 
Steinbarger, John L. 
Stephens, Frank. 
Stevenson, Walter A. 
Stewart, Charles. 
Stoddard, Arthur W. 
Stephens, John H. 
Sterback, John. 
Stormwind, Selig L. 
Stormwind, Solomon. 
Stout, Tom. 

Sutter, Julian A. 

Swan, Oscar W. 
SAvearingen, Edward. 
Symmes, Weymouth D. 
Sutter, Eduard. 

Shaw, Arthur 
Salte, S\ r end J. 

Sandberg, Nelson Alex. 
Slater, Chris John. 

Stem, Leonard. 

Scott, Quincy. 

Shepard, Wm. Hinsdale. 
Slocum, Guy R. 

Smart, Winfield James. 
Smurr. Arthur H. 
Spangler, Archie E. 
Sprague, Bert H. 
Stephens, Russel Fred. 
Steifel, Frank A. 

St. Peter, George W. 
Schobert, Herman J. 
Stephenson, Arthur G. 
Stoddard, Frank W. 
Taber, Paul W. 

Taylor, Thomas T. 


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Thompson, Harry C. 
Thorpe, Leslie Earl. 
Tallman, Frank D. 
Tronsdal, Leonard F. 
Tobin, William. 

Tweed, Oliver A. 
Thomas, John H. 
Taylor, Charles Ellis 
Thielke, Edward L. 
Torklesen, Michael 0. 
Traffley, Raymond E. 
Tarski, Sigmund S. 
Taylor, Thomas T., Jr. 
Tracey, William E. 
Traffley, Herman B. 
Usher, Frederick S. 
Yan Dinter, Arthur F. 
YanNoy, George H. 
Yarney, Harlow B. 
Yogt, William G. 
von Tobel, Rudolph. 


Warren, Fred R. 

Waite, Donald S. 

Wallin, Charles C. 

Walter, Marion. 

Waite, John D. Jr. 

Ward, Philip L. 

Ward, John E. 

Warren, Charles K. 

Weeks, Frank E. 

Wiper, Chas.—P. M. 
Wilson, Henry H. 

Wrigley, George A. 
Wrigley, Stanley. 

Wheaton, W. W.—P. M. 
White, Burton C. 
Wiedeman, Geo. J.—P. M. 
Williams, Charles H. 
Watson, Alexander. 
Williams, Charles. 
Williams, Simon Peter. 
Wilder, Curtis W. 


Wiper, Edwin H. 

Wade, Don Dickinson. 
Wentworth, Lloyd Ingram. 
Weirick, Arthur Murray. 
White, Earl Hays. 

Wicks, Herman Niles. 
Winston, Roy Nelson. 
Winters, Henry Charles. 
Wood, George L. 

Waite, Leslie S. 

Wells, Clinton R. 

White, William L. 
Wheaton, Willard J. 
Williard, Harry O. 

Wright, Robert G. 
Worsdell, Arthur. 

Young, Wm. A. 

Yaeger. George C. 

Yost, Charles L. 

Zook, Ben Y. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Clifton Philip Abbott, Walter Lee Hilliard, Clifford 
R. S. Wright. 

FELLOW CRAFTS—Edwin F. Bullock, Albert Enloe, Reginald Heber Stone, 
Joseph R. Weese. 

RAISED—Dewey G. Baxter, Otto J. Blatter, Perry Fisher Brown, Percy L. 
Burns, David A. Fallon, James F. Frailey, Floyd J. Huff, Wayland E. Kier, 
Emanuel Kotkin, Frank Y. Kowatch, Russel Price Krieger, Edward A. McCulloch, 
John L. Mackenstadt, Charles R. Mattill, Swain . Myrdal, Harry G. Nelson, Joseph 
Nordquist, Otto D. Olson, Irving A. Pierce, Thomas O. Renner, George W. St. 
Peter, Arthur G. Stephenson, Frank W. Stoddard, Thomas T. Taylor, Jr., William 
E. Tracey, Herman B. Traffley, Leslie S. Waite, Clinton R. Wells, William L. 
White, Willard J. Wheaton, Harry O. Williard, Robert G. Wright, Charles L. Yost. 
ADMITTED—Louis S. Hanson, Herman J. Schobert, Arthur Worsdell. 
DIMITTED—John B. E. Brown, Peter S. Gerlings, George M. Hollenback, 
Charles Edwin Johnson, Leo B. Keyes, William A. Mcllrath, James R. Sandiland, 
Charles F. Schmieter. 

EXPELLED—William Gordon Campbell. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Leendert van Luik. 

DIED—John W. Luton, Angus McLeod, Peter Morris, Otto F. Wasmansdorff, 
P. G. M. 


» MEMBERS—445. 


IONIC NO. 38.—Hamilton. 

Chartered October 30, 1889. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Thursdays in each month. 


J. W. Johnson, W. M. 

B. W. Reimel, S. W. 
R. Pollinger, J. W. 

L. Reimel, Treasurer. 


Adams, Wm. 

Anson, C. E. 

Baker, G. L. 

Baker, A. C. 
Barber, R. D. 

Bolen, Otto R. 
Bishop, D. A. 
Brown, J. C. 

Brown, W. A. 

Beck, R. W. 

Bailey, R. J. 
Browning, H. D. 
Bailey, W. S. 
Benson, J. L. 
Barron, J. G. 

Byrd, John. 

Bell, H. W. 
Blindauer, N. W. 
Bartlett, Draper C. 
Barnstable, L. E. 
Billings, B. J. 
Baker, Fred. 
Buchen, F. E. 


Officers. 

H. C. Dudley, Secretary. 
W. E. Chapin, S. D. 

C. A. Smithey, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Cooper, O. C.—P. M. 
Cole, Geo. R. 

Conkey, J. C. 

Carpenter, R. C. 
Crawford, C. A. 

Cole, John. 

Chapin, W. E. 

Cavin, H. A. 

Carroll, I. B. 

Cresap, R. L. 

Cooper, L. 

Davenport, A. J. 

Dawes, J. A. 

Dowling, J. W. 

Doran, Thos. 

DeSmith, M. 

De Young, Hans. 

Dowling, L. E. 

Dinehart, W. H. 

Dezell, W. V. 

Dudley, H. C. 

Devore, R. 

Edwards, F. S. 


D. B. Tawney, S. S. 
R. L. Cresap, J. S. 

B. E. Harbert, Tyler. 


Erickson, Paul. 

Fales, W. 

Faduloff, Geo. 

Fisk, W. 0. 

Fisk, Geo. R. 

Fitzgerald, R. C.—P. M. 
Floyd W. F. 

Grant, M. D. 

Grill, Fred. 

Groo, H. R. 

Gerer, O. M. 

Gerlach, C. W. 

Gordon, G. A. 

Grafton, F. McHenry 
Geiman, D. J. 

Helwig, Jacob. 

Hansen, Andrew. 

Hern, D. A. 

Hork, A. J. 

Hoagland, F. Y. 

Hart, H. L.—P. M. 
Hayward, Herbert. 

Hayes, W. A. 



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Hobbs, A. F. 

Hartley, C. E. 

Horsch, B. M.—P. M. 
Horsch, M. H.—P. M. 
Hoffman Chas. L. 
Hansen, A. L. 
Heyward, J. W. 
Hazelwood, H. H. 
Hogue, C. E. 

Hogue, H. H. 

Hartson, C. I. 

Hartson, H. H. 
Hauswirth, J. R. 
Hayes, Lloyd. 

Harris, Jesse Y. 

Irwin, F. C. 

Johnson, A. C. 
Johnston, A. L. 
Johnston, W. B. 
Johnson, J. W. 

Jeffrey, M. R. 

Jones, H. C.—P. M. 
Keenan, S. M. 

Kippen, M. D. 

Kendall, C. S. 

Kaster, E. T. 

Kares, H. R. 

Kurtz, E. C. 

Lindsay, H. C. 

Lott, J. F. 

Lockwood, F. M. 

Lord, H. S. 

Long. W. E. 

Latchem, H. 0. 

Lyman, N. A. 

Logan, Y. Y. 

Lockridge, E. F. 
Lowell, J. W. 
McGonagle, J. S. 
McNeal, C. 

McCrackin, W. W. 
McBride, R. T. 

Michky, Geo. 

Myers, H. L. 

•Markle, W. 

Marks, F. H. 

Miller, R. D.—P. M. 


JUNE 30, 


Moore, J. W. 

Mitchell, A. C. 

Mace, J. F. 

Murray, Geo. 

Maxwell, C. E. 

Murray, Charles 
Miller, Thomas. 
Matchett, L. 

Nickolson, R. B. 

Nicol, R. H. 

Naylor, J. A. 

Oertli, B. 

Oertli, Casper. 

Owens, R. L. 

Ogg, B. E. 

Owens, E. B. 

Parmenter, R. C. 

Parker, Fred T. 

Pound, H. G.—P. M. 
Prentiss, H. E. 
Pollinger, Rolland 
Piper, Milo A. 
Pagenkoff, P. E. 

Powell, C. J. 

Reimel, B. W. 

Reimel, L. 

Romney, Miles. 

Roberts, W. W. 
Reinbold, Theo. 
Rodebank, W. H. 
Rutledge, W. W. 
Raymond, C. H.—P. M. 
Rissman, A. L. E. 
Rockefellor, C. W. 
Robertson, A. H. 
Romney, M., Jr. 

Steib, Wm.—P. M. 
Schofield, John. 

Smithey, C. A. 
Southwick, J. J. 
Southwick, J. J. Jr. 
Sanderson, E. L. 

Sutton. L. H. 

Sisler, W. B. 

Shovell, W. L.—P. M. 
Sperber, E. A. 

Smith, E. E. 


Stark, Roy A. 

Spring, L. H. 

Sargent, E. D. 
Shellhamer, G. H. 

Sizer, Fred J. 

Severns, E. J. 

Stockman, E. E., Jr. 
Teidt, W. J. 

Taylor, E. A. 

Taylor, J. A. 

Taylor, J. D. 

Taylor, S. S. 

Thompson, Ed. 

Totman, J. E. 

Thacher. H. 

Tawney, D. B. 

Taylor, Don C.—P. M. 
Thompson, M. M. 

Taylor, G. B. 

Vincent, C. J. 

Vincent, F. S. 

Walden, Geo. N.—P. M. 
Wheeler, S. A. 

Wheeler, Geo. H. 
Waddell, J. F. 

Waddell, C. W. 

Ward, C. W. 

Warner, F. 

Williamson, A. V. 
Werntz, H. D. 

Welliver, E. M.—P. M. 
Wagner, J. C.—P. M. 
Westergren, C. W. 
Wetzsteon, J. A. 
Wanderer, L. W. 

White, L. P. 

Wanderer, L. G. 

Wilson, Samuel R. 
Wayland, R. 

Wilson, C. W. 

Wilson, J. A. 

Wilkerson, N. E. 

Wilson, W. D. 

• Woodson, W. R. 

Young, W. L. 

Ziegleman, F. C. 

Zeigler, B. J. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Charles E. Carney, N. B. Hawk, Floyd R. Neill. 
FELLOW CRAFTS—Rudolph Gerer, Lawrence C. Harper. 

RAISED—L. Cooper, R. Devore, E. F. Lockridge, L. Matchett, Miles Romney, 
Jr., E. E. Stockman, Jr., G. B. Taylor, W. D. Wilson, W. R. Woodson. 

ADMITTED—R. D. Barber, D. J. Geiman, J. W. Lowell, Fred T. Parker, F. 
Warner. 

REINSTATED—Claude L. Moore, E. B. Owens. 

DIMITTED—W. P. Hood, Claude L. Moore, L. F. Stalford. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Hugh Cragie, C. C. Chaffin, 

F. M. Driggs, H. K. Gahagan, Wm. McGlaughlin. 

DIED—Emil Carlson, L. W. Overturf. 

MEMBERS—210. 


CORVALLIS NO. 39.—Corvallis. 

Chartered October 30, 1889. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Louis J. Wolfe, W. M. 

W. O. Logan, S. W. 

J. F. Johnson, J. W. 
Mat Vaughn, Treasurer. 


Adams, John Q. 

Aldrich H. E. 

Baden, Philip D. 

Barr, James. 

Beardsley, W. T.—P. M. 
Boyer, Howard O.—P. M, 
Butchart, E. J. 


William Tyner, Secretary. 

G. E. Chaffin, S. D. 
Mason R. Simmons, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Bay, Hans F. 

Burrell, W. S. 

Boyer, D. F. 

Bowden, Joseph/—P. M. 
Bryan, O. M. 

Bowden, D. F. 

Bond, C. C. 


H. O. Boyer, S. S. 

Lars Christoffersen, J. S. 
E. F. Kempter, Tyler. 


Boucher. E. V. 

Bailey, W. S. 

Bay, Edwin. 

Cochran, Guy. 
Christofferson, W. H., P.M. 
Christofferson, Lars. 
Coughenour, J. T. 



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Chaffin, Gilbert E. 
Edwards, W. T. 

Evans, C. G. 

Evans, Edward. 
Forsythe, Claud. 
Flugstad, P. M. 

Forbes, Lucius E. 
Forbes, Robert J., Jr. 
Fleming, Thomas. 
Flugstad, Wayne. 
Groff, A. S. 

Gunter, J. W. 

Gleason, W. E.—P. M. 
Groff, E. F. 

Hoffman, W. L. 
Holloway, Willfred. 
Hall, Harry W. 

Hull, John A. 

Hull, Samuel. 

Johnson, J. F. 
Johnson, Chas M. 
Kane, Simpson. 
Kempter, E. F. 

Kane, Tom—P. M. 


Keays, A. W. 

Lockwood, O. S. 
Lockwood, Wm. 
Lockwood, G. G.—P. M. 
Logan, W. O. 

Lockwood, Theo. F. 
Morris, T. L.—P. M. 
Morris, I). D. 

Morgan, A. W.—P. M. 
MacRae, L. D. 
McLaughin, R. P. 
MacRae, Chas. 

Magni, Carl E. 

Morris, W. L. 

Morris, W. Raymond. 
Mungen, Charles. 

Pile, David. 

Porter, Henry. 

Peavy, Ira L. 

Peek, Tate W. 

Reynolds, T. S'. 

Rowe, Ben L. 

Robinson, Daniel. 

Ross, Clarence. 


Stanley, R. D.—P.*M. 
Smithey, R. R.—P. M. 
Sutherland, E. C. 
Strange, B. F. 

Sears, Isaac. 

Summers, F. Leland 
Sears, E. M. 

Smith, Fred M. 
Stanley, Robert D. 
Shambow, Willard. 
Simmons, Mason. 
Sutherland, Carlin. 

St. John, James H. 
Trempe, L. J. 

Tyner, William. 

Vaara, Olaf. 

Vaughn, Matt.—P. M. 
Wolfe, L. J. 

Walker, C. E. 

Wilson, P. M. 
Weatherley, Roy H. 
Weatherly, Thomas J. 
Young, W. H. 


FELLOW CRAFT—Max B. Stanley. 

RAISED—Edwin Bay, Edward Evans, Wayne Flugstad, Samuel Hull, Charles 
Mungen, Clarence Ross, Willard Shambow, Mason Simmons, Carlin Sutherland. 
ADMITTED—W. S. Bailey, Thomas Fleming, James H. St. John. 


MEMBERS—92. 


STAE IN THE WEST NO. 40—Eed Lodge. 
Chartered September 24, 1890. 

Eegular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


K. D. Holmgren, W. M. G. L. Finley, Secretary. 
Herb Newman, S. W. Walter Murrie, S. D. 

Jake Newell, J. W. Harry Olcott, J. D. 

C, F. Chamberlain, Treas. 

Master Masons. 


Aho, Victor. 

Albert, John.—P. M. 
Albert, Henry. 

Allen, Edgar W. 
Anderson, John M. 
Anderson, Henry S. 
Alden, Fred H. 

Aho, William V. 
Bailey, Thomas H. 
Bailey, Harry. 

Bates, Myrlin V. 

Ball, William C. 
Beall, B. G. 

Beall, Arthur G. 
Beall, Cy Dean. 
Blakeslee, John C. 
Boyer, Orval C. 
Brophy, James F. 
Burnett, James. 
Bowman, Frank H. 
Bowman, Samuel D. 
Barnett, Lloyd C. 
Barnett. Raymond C. 
Bates, F. B. 

Boyer, Benjamin F. 
Boyer, James A. 
Browning, Archie. 
Bayne, Andrew. 
Cartwright, Hal V. 
Chapman, L. P. 
Chenowith, George. 
Clark, Robert E. P. 
Cortright. Edward M. 
Croonquist, Alfred H. 
Croonquist, Harold S. 
Church, Frank H. 
Cowger, Vern B. 


Cruthers, William S. 
Compton, Theron W. 
Chamberlain, Clair F. 
Delmedge, Clarence. 
Dinsdale, Jeffrey. 

Dell, William. 

Donelson, Roy E. 

Doty, Albert 0. 

Dobson, Wm. S. 

Draper, Charles H. 
Daniels, Percy H. 
DeWald, Floyd I. 

Donley, Kenneth R. 
Edelmuth, Karl. 

Edick, Wm. H. 

Evans, R. A. 

Edwards, Harry. 

Finley, G. L. 

Fiveland, John A. 

Flager, Alfred E.—P. M. 
Freakes, Wm. 

Franklin, W. H. 

Fluke, Edward E. 

Foltz, Gus B. 

Granstrom, C. O. —P. M. 
Greet, William J. 

Grove, Robert J. 
Goodman. Sam. 

Hasterlick, I. Joe. 
Heikkala, Emil. 

Hicox, Presley C. 
Holmgren, Knut D. 
Hunter, James S. 

Hyatt, John W. 

Hasterlick, Harry. 
Howeland, Peter E. 
Hamann, Julius J. 


Geo. F. Horton, S. S. 

M. M. Solso, J. S. 

Frank K. Snodgrass, Tyler. 


Heatherly, Evan K. 

Holt, Bartholomew A. 
Horton, George W. 
Hughes, Edward. 
Heatherly, Samuel N. 
Helm, Louis E. 

Harlan, Barton A. 
Hasterlik, Leo. J. 
Ingram, James. 

Jeffrey, Geo. A.—P. M. 
Johnson, Martin. 
Kivikangas, Jacob. 
Kellum, John J. 

Kero, Jacob. 

Keyes, Charles P. 

Koehn, Carl L. 

Kuhl, Herman. 

Kent, Leopold J. 
Lamport, Walter. 

Lay, David. 

Little, Daniel S.—P. M. 
Larson, Charles E. 
Logan, Ernest A. 

Leslie, James A. 

Lucas, Carl. 

Logan, Harold S. 
Martin, M. E. 

Mattila, Charles. 

Miller, Otto. 

Maddox, Charles A. 
Miles, Erwin L. 

Murrie, Walter. 

Madsen, Arthur E. 
Moses, George F. 

Moore, Harry A. 
Makkyla, J. B. 
Montgomery, John B. 



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JUNE 30, 


Martin, Dancy. 

Maryott, Anson Abram. 
McDowell, E. N. 

McKay, Marcus. 

McFate, John R. 

Moll, Frederick L. 

Moon, Addison J. 

Newell, Jacob. 

Newman, Virgil H. 
Newman. Leland S. 
Nelson, Olaf. 

Newman, Loren H. 

Olcott, Harry. 

Olson, Thomas. 

O’Shea, Daniel G.—P. M. 
Pollard, Thomas F. 
Pierson, Geo. W. 

Price, Robert P. 

Provinse, E. B. 

Perttula. Frank I. 

Pryde, George. 

Parker, Edmond. 

Peterson, John W. 
Pomeroy, Luther A. 

Pelo, Carl J. 

Rae, William C. 

Renland, Sanford. 


Roat, Anton. 

Rogers, Bronson M. 
Romersa, John. 

Rosetta, Henry. 

Renland, Arthur V. 
Roberts, Fred A. 
Rydberg, Bernard C. 
Russell, Lewis W. 
Renland, Hugo. 

Romersa, William J. 
Roat, Paul C. 

Schanck, Vv'm. 

Selleck, Charles W. 
Simmons, H. A.—P. M. 
Souders, Samuel M. 
Swanson, Herman. 
Sagendorf, Van. 
Salminen, Carl H. 
Samples, Charles R. 

Sell, Frank A. 

Skinner, John G. 
Showerman, Archie G. 
Smith, Floyd J. 

Scilly, Hugh 
Snodgrass, Frank K. 
Solso, Mathew M. 


Setterlund, Victor E. 
Schwin, Frederick W. 
Simmons, Otto J. 

Slavins, Lewis M. 
Schwertfeger, Herman M. 
Talmage, W. A. 

Thompson, John David. 
Thompson, Charles W. 
TenBroeck, R. C. 

Thpver, Fred H. 

Tichenor, Lawrence. 
Vedova, Earnest G. 
Weaver, John R. 

Weaver, Henry Allen. 
Weaver, Henry. 

Webber, John T. 

Whicher, Frank P.—P. M. 
Wilson, Charles.—P. M. 
Wiseman, E. Herman. 
Warns ley, John. 

Wills, John M. 

Wiseman, Wm. Adam. 
Wilson, Stuart P. 

Wallace,- Delos E. 

Wallace, John R. D. 
Williams, Fred A. 


.ENTERED APPRENTICES—William Larson, Elmer E. Schroeder. 

RAISED—Fred H. Alden, William V. Aho, Andrew Bayne, Kenneth R. Donley, 
Gus B. Foltz, Leo J. Hasterlik, Frederick L. Moll, Loren H. Newman, Carl J. Pelo, 
Otto J. Simmons, Lewis M. Slavins, Herman W. Schwertfeger, Fred H. Thayer, 
Fred A. Williams. 

ADMITTED—Barton A. Harlan, Addison J. Moon, Frederick W. Schwin, 
Lawrence E. Tichenor. 

DIMITTED—Samuel E. Clark, Frederick Holland, George M. Kranz, H. E. 
McKinnon, Andrew Walker. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—W. C. Donaldson, John Hash, 
Nels T. Rogness, John G. Sanders, Walter R. Spencer, Swan Youngstrom. 

DIED—A. V. Fluhrer, Thomas McMahan. 


MEMBERS—190. 


BOULDEE NO. 41.—Boulder. 

Chartered October 14, 1891. 

Eegular Meetings—First and Third Saturdays in each month. 

Officers. 

James S. Flaherty, W. M. M. P. Ten Eyck, Sec. 


Bert R. Moore, S. W. 
Jesse C. Ripley, J. W. 
Ernest R. Sumner, Treas. 


Wm. G. Hunter, S. S. 
Thomas E. Ingling, S. D. J. L. Glenn, J. S. 

Ezra J. Watson, J. D. John H. Baker, Tyler. 


Aeshleman, Herbert F. 
Baker, John H. 

Ball, Francis E. 

Connon, David. 

Chestnutt, Geo. A. 

Carlson, Peter E. 

Dailey, Wm. W. 

Dean, Frank H. 

Eislein, Adolph H.—P. M. 
Foster, Alonzo H. 

Foss, Louis A.—P. M. 
Finerty, John P. 

Flaherty, James S. 

Giulio, Stephen. 

Glenn, J. L. 

Heimback, Aug. C. Jr. 
Hopkins, Charles. 

Harry, Howard E. 

Hosking, W. C. 

Hansen, Christian O.—P. M, 
Haynes, John M. 


Master Masons. 

Hunter, William G. 
Ingling, Thomas E. 
Johns, John W. 

Keith, Gordon R. 
Kelley, Isaac. 

Knowles, Stephen H. 
Leighton, Ira A. 
Leffler, Harry A. 
Locker, Thomas L.—P. 
Miller, J. Henry.—P. 
Merrill, Daniel S. 
Maxfield, James B. 
Macnamara, Alfred E. 
Menzemer, H. J.—P. 
Moore, Bert R. 

Miller. J. Herbert 
McKillip, Wm. S. 
MacKillican, J. A. 
Olson, Raymond E. 
Parker, Montgomery.—■! 
Pfaff, George. 


Park, Preston H. 

Park, Jesse G. 

Price, Frank M. 

Parker, James G. 

Peterson, Amos T. 

Powell, Jed R. 

Quaintance, Abel C. 
Radcliffe, James E. 

M. Ripley, Jesse C. 

M. Skelton, L. Q.—P. M. 
Stackpole, M. D. 

Sadler, Francis S. 

Smith, Thos A. 

M. Sumner, Ernest R.—P. M. 
Strobel, Robt. E. 

Stout, Gordon. 

Shattuck, J. E. 

Sloan, Seymour. 

Taylor, Lees,—P. M. 

P. MThompson, H. E.—P. M. 
Tuttle, Sherman F. 



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Teskey, Frank A. 
Teskey, George B. 

Ten Eyck, M. Percy. 
Thompson, L. William. 


Vandecar, Alfred D. 
Williams, John H. 
Williams, Sidney A. 
Welcome, Harry. 


Warren, Chas. R. 
Williams, Frank B. 
Watson, E. J. 
Williams, Shirley B. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Edward Henry Sara. 

RAISED—Francis E. Ball, Peter E. Carlson, Seymour Sloan, Shirley B. Williams. 
DIED—Dodley Halford. 


MEMBERS—75. 


KALISPELL NO. 42.—Kalispell. 

Chartered September 22, 1892. 

Kegular Meetings—First, Third and Fifth Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Robert N. Eaton, W. M. Arthur H. Burch, Sec. 
Frank O. Williams, S. W. Frank G. Cole, S. D. 
William R. Martin, J. W. Peter Myre, J. D. 
Leland Tansel, Treasurer. 

Master Masons. 


Alward, H. V.—P. M. 
Amesbury, H. C. 

Amann, Herman. 
Anderson, A. P. 
Anderson, Emil Arthur. 
Armstrong, Ariel R. 
Arnold, James C. 

Adams, Harry W. 

Auman William H. 

Abell, Rollo C. 

Anderson, Adolph E. 
Abell, Horton B. G. 
Arnold, Olan G. 

Bales, Heber L. 

Beaman, Budd L. 
Beauchamp, William. 
Berge, Hans C. E. 
Bergey, R. H. 

Berry, B. F. 

Bienz, Charles M. 
Bierman, Henry. 

Bogart, E. S.—P. M. 
Bond, Walter W.—P. M. 
Boorman, A. E.—P. M. 
Bose, Henry.—P. M. 
Bottorf, Morris W. 
Brandon, Rowland A. 
Brennen, Wm. J.—P. M. 
Brintnall, C. H. 
Broadwater, John W. 
Brooke, John E. 

Brown, Charles L. 

Bruce, Alfred P. 
Buckingham, W.—P. M. 
Bucksen, Frederick Wm. 
Bugbee, Leslie S. 

Burch, Arthur H. 

Burns, A. H.—P. M. 
Busey, James Edgar. 
Bernard, Wallace H. 
Bernard, James S. 
Bjorneby, George 
Bondurant, H. Leroy 
Buchholz. Henry C. 
Butterfield, W. C. 
Barnett, Corwin H. 
Beaman, LaVaughn. 

Bell, Charles Aubry. 
Bennett,, Charles A. 
Bose, Wilfred A. 

Buck, Elisha Whipple. 
Bull, John Hubert. 
Burch, Arthur J. 

Bogart, Thomas H. 
Brassett, John A. 
Brintnall, Percy G. 


Brown, Edwin J. 

Bull, William W. 

Bell, Robin L. 

Boles, Charles. 

Boorman, Paul E. 

Cade, Geo. H.—P. M. 
Calbick, Charles F. 
Calbick, Frank S. 
Calbick, Allen 0. 
Campbell, W. Leroy. 
Carey, John Winchester. 
Caswell, John J. 

Chester, T. E.—P. M. 
Chester, John Herbert. 
Child, Ernest M.—P. M. 
Clark, Howard J.—P. M. 
Clinton, Robert L. 
Clowes, Hector E. 

Coates, D. C. 

Cockrell, Eugene Peyton. 
Cole, Frank William. 
Collier, Parie O. 

Cooper, Walter S. 

Coram, James A. 

Coulter, William. 

Cox, J. L. 

Crooks, William. 

Crow, Thomas J. 

Cusick, William M. 

Cole, Charles G. 

Cole, Frank G. 

Carmichael, A. E. 

Carr, Clyde I. 

Conway, Walter L. 
Cotton, John C. 

Cotton, Watson. 
Campbell, Harry H. 

Dahl, Gustav L. 

Danforth, George A. 
Davey, George Henry. 
Davis, Irwin F. 

Day, Evan E. 

Dick, Harvey B. -—P. M. 
Dockstader, James A. 
Dockstader, William. 
Donahue, John A. 
Downer, F. W. 

Drew, George E. 

Dunsire, Andrews 
Durall, Daniel W. 

Dyer, Joseph C. 

Denison. Frank L. 

Dean, Alonzo. 

Dedon, Denton P. 

Durall, Charles M. 
Dissmore, John H. 


Frank W. Bucksen, S. S. 
Clyde S. Webb, J. S. 
Joseph A. Roe, Tyler. 


Deeringer, William N. 
Dunn, Oscar L. 

Eaton, Robert N. 

Eccles, Matthew. 
Eckelberry, William. 
Edminster, Joseph B. 

Ellis, Fisk G. 

Ellsworth, E. E. 

Erickson, John E.—P. M. 
Ellis, Remington. 

Filson, Al. 

Fine, James. 

Fine, Harry. 

Fishel, John M. 

Frohlicher, John J. 

Fuson, George A.—P. M. 
French. Ralph W. 
Frederick, Rock D. 

Fisher, George M., Jr. 

Foot, Charles E. 

Fougstedt, Olaf. 

Foy, Gurdon H. 

Frolicher, John C. 

Fox, Arthur P. 

Greer, Durward B. 

Gardner, Thomas L. 

Gibson, Arthur Vance. 
Goshorn, Robert M. 

Graves, John Hubert. 
Griffith, C. R. 

Grubb, George H. 

Gayhart. Harry A. 

Getchell, Glenn L. 

Green, Edward J. 

Gilman, Floyd W. 

Goodwin, Arthur E. 

Griffin, Arthur H. 

Hartley, John D. 

Harvey, R. D. 

Harwood, E. L. 

Haverlandt, Caesar. 
Henderlite, Phil S. 
Henderlite, Aubrey E. 
Herman, John. 

Henricksen, Harry B. 
Heusner, August H. 
Hildreth, Franklin M. 
Hinds, George P. 

Hocking, John. 

Hodges, William H. 
Hollensteiner, A. W.—P.M. 
Howard, Albert Sidney. 
Hummer, Carl A. 

Hunt, George W. 

Haines, James C. 

Hawkins, James H. 



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Hileman, Tomer J. 

Hunt, Howard J. 
Herrick, Nathan A. 
Hammer, Arne Y. 

Hash, Charles J. 

Hunt, Lewis Whitehead. 
Hunter, George . 

Jackson, George G. 
Jellison, W. F. 

Johns, Samuel E. 
Johnson, Alfred Randall. 
Johnson, John J. 

Jones, Ora G. 

Jones, Howard E. 
Jungberg, Charles W. 
Jaqneth. Herbert H. 
Johnson, Horace J. 
Johnson, Raymond E. 
Jones, Isaac B. 

Karcher, Julius. 

Kaudela, Frank. 

Keeling, Charles D. 
Keith, Harry C. 

Kelley, Arthur D. 
Killingbeck, J. D. 

King, Andrew Jackson. 
King, Dean. 

Knapp, Howard L. 

Knott, Edwin Booth. 
Koch, William. 

Kolb, John L. 

Kauffman. Harry N. 
Keith, Harry C., Jr. 
Kennedy, James G. 
Karrow, Herman C. 
Keeling, Clyde. 

Lamb, J. Arthur—P. M. 
Landeck, Harry Fred. 
Leiter, James A. 

Leslie, Charles F. 

Lin ley, Charles H. 

Logan, E. A. 

Loundes, Leonard J. 
Lykins, Willard Marvin. 
Lyman. Ward C. 

Love, Madison S. 

Lycan. H. Glenn 
Langdoc, Samuel N. 
Lehmicke, Rupert T. 
Little, William S'. 

Luke, Fred A. 

Martin, Dr. George S. 
Martin, William R. 
Masters, William J. 
Meacham, Harmon E. 
Medgard, Ole Peter. 
Merigold. Frederick W. 
Merrifield, Arthur W. 
Mettler, James M. 

Miller, Frederick W. 
Mitchell, Gerald A. 

Mills, James Marshall. 
Mitchell, Amos. 

March, Willis C. 

Myre, Peter T 
Miller, James Eaton. 
Morton, Charles D. 
Merritt, Charles E. 

Mise, Lona W. 

Modesitt, Frank T. 
Moffatt, John M. 
McAllister, C. J.—P. G. 
McAllister, Ray Stevens. 
McAllister, Bradley R. 
McCarthy, A. D. 
McCarty, C. M. 


McIntosh, John. 

McKinley, Benjamin. 
McIntyre, B. J.—P. M. 
Macdonald, Donald E. 
McKee, Robert B. 
McComas, Asa Lee. 
McCutcheon, Walter M. 
McKinzie, Leroy. 

Nichols, Ernest Perry. 

Noffsinger, Wilbur N. 
Nolan, Marion H. 

Norton, Hiram G. 

Nichols, Cyrus S. 

Neiman, Charles M. 
Newendorp, Henry C. 

Olson, Albert A. 

Orser, Clarence M. 
Odegard, Paul N. 

Parsons, O. A. 

Paterson, Archibald. 

Paul, James W. 

Pauline, Robert.—P. M, 
Perry, Oliver S. 

Perkins, Ralph. 

Plummer, Frederick Wm. 
Pomeroy, C. W.—P. G. M. 
Prodger, Fred H. 

Pool, George J. 

Pauline, Donald G. 

Pierce, Howard K. 

Parker, George E. 

Pierson, Harry F. 

Quick, Earl Jasse. 

Ratty, Louis M. 

Ratty, Mitchell. 

Redeker, Fred William. 
Reid, Frank F.—P. M. 
Reynolds, Robt. Lawrence. 
Rhone. Schuyler C. 
Ringelberg, Cornelius. 
Risser, L. O. 

Robbins, Joseph S. 

Roe. Joseph A. 

Rollins, Roy Ely. 

Ross, David. 

Ross, Fayette Boyson. 
Rudi, O. J. 

Russell, Perry C. 
Rydlander, Axel F. 

Robbin, Frederick A. 
Roberts, Charles S. 

Reiter, Nerlie M. 

Romig, Eugene E. 

Ronan, John Thomas. 
Russell. Frank O. 
Redlingshafer, H. L. 
Saunders, Arthur L. 
Sawyer, Judson. 

Scott, Frank Philip. 

Series, Nicholas W. 

Shaffroth, Ernest G. 
Sherburne, Joseph H. 
Sherman, John. 

Short, Charles W. 

Shulkin, Joe. 

Sickler, Benjamin E. 
Simon, Arthur Wright. 
Sinclaire, • J. B. 

Slack, George Weston. 
Sliter, Everet L. 

Sloan, Edmund T. 

, Smith, William Russell. 
Smith, William L. 

Sonsteli, Elmer Henry. 
Sonsteli, Carl J. 

Soutar, John L. 


Sutherland, George F. 
Sprague. Raymond Warren. 
Stannard, Geo. Francis. 
Staples, Isaac. 

Stebbins, Fred Lee. 

Steere, Eugene A. 

Steere, Maynard Joseph. 
Steinke, Henry F. 

Stevens, Edwin W.—P. M. 
Stevens, Jess H. 

Stocking, D. A.—P. M. 
Stout, Xerxes K. 

Stout, James M. 

Swaney A. W.—P. M. 
Swaney, James. 

Swetland, William D. 
Schnell, Harry W. 

Scctt, Winfield 
Shaw, W. R. 

Stebbins, Geoige R. 

Sloan, Leigh E. 

Swaney. Alexander G. 
Shelley, John D. 

Schimpf, Lucian H. 
Stevens., Joseph R. 

Stotts, William A. 
Schonfeldt, A. A. 

Shoup, William A. 
Spaulding, Walter B. 

Small, Charles H. 

Small, Robert J. 

Small, Sidney A. 

Swanson, John W. 

Tansel, Leland. 

Taylor, Harry. 

Teall, Frank B. 

Thomas, George E. 
Thompson, I. C. 

Thompson, Thor A. 

Tinkel, Fred W.—P. M. 
Trites, John W. 

Taylor, Pearl A. 

Yoelker, Walter H. 
Yosburgh, Benj. Franklin. 

Walchli, Hans. 

Walker, J. W. 

Webber, Conrad. 

Weberg, Peter P. 

Webster, Ralph E. 
Weightman, John. 

Wells, Elbert W. 

Whipps, William C. 
Whipps, William O. 
Whistler. Isaac T. 

White, John E. 

White, Charles L. 
Whitmore. Fred Warren. 
Wilder, Harry H. 

Wildey, Frederick E. 
Wiley, Bert E. 

Williams. Frank Orlan. 
Wilson, Geo. S. 

Withrow, R. F. 

Wotring, John R. 

Wright, Jonathan D. 
Warner, Joseph D. 

Webb. Clyde S. 

Whitfield. C^arW. 

Walker, Frank Sam. 
Williams, John F. 
Woodworth, Paul A. 
Wooster, Gavlord C. 
Woodcock, George A. 
Yenne, Samuel. 

Yost. Clvde Lindsay. 
Young, Frank F. 
Zimmerman, Robert E. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—William F. Palin, Thomas M. Hess, Herbert F. 
Hosfeld, Charles A. Weaver. 


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RAISED—Horton B. G-. Abell, Olan G. Arnold, Robin L. Bell, Charles Boles, 
Paul E. Boorman, Arthur P. Fox, Floyd W. Gilman, Arthur E. Goodwin, Clyde 
Keeling, Paul N. Odegard, Harry F. Pierson, Charles H. Small, Sidney A. Small, 
Robert J. Small, John W. Swanson. 

ADMITTED—Harry H. Campbell, Oscar L. Dunn, Arthur H. Griffin, George 
A. Woodcock. 

REINSTATED—William N. Deeringer, Horace J. Johnson, Raymond E. John¬ 
son, Isaac B. Jones, George E. Parker. 

DIMITTED—Edwin R. Palmer, Myrtal J. Salzman, Max Shulkin. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Carl Rognli. 

DIED—Richard W. Bennett, Henry H. Hubbart, Charles H. Main, Nathan 
Nathan, Spencer H. Sanford. 

MEMBERS—397. 

— 


VICTOR NO. 43.—Victor. 

Chartered October 11, 1893. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


R. W. Fisher, W. M. 

L. C. Allen, S. W. 

L. B. Watters, J. W. 

H. C. Groff, Treasurer. 


Allen, L. C. 

Buker, John M. 

Buker, Albert. 

Budan, Marcus B. 
Brudvick, Thomas—P. 
Babbitt, J. E. 

Cates, C. B. 

Cannon, B. H. 

Costello, W. 

Dineen, Patrick. 
Duffield, W. J. 
Denault, Thomas. 
Downing, Frank. 
Ebeling, Geo. C. 

Ellis, William M. 
Flanagin, Charles. 
Fisher, Ray W.—P. M. 
Goudy, D. Hardy. 
Goodman, J. A. 

Groff, H. C.—P. M. 
Hackett, E. L. 

Hackett, E. E.—P. M. 
Hackett, Edward 
Herbert, Arthur. 


G. I. Watters, Secretary. 

H. E. Wood, S. D. 

Edward E. Hackett, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Hackett, Joseph 
Hansen, Arthur. 

Jameson, Robert. 

Johnson, Lee. 

Johnson, C. 

Keirns, Ed H. 

Kerr, Samuel P.—P. M. 
Kaa, H. A. 

Lacoursier, Louis.—P. M. 
Lumbard, Irby. 

Long, J. W. 

Lines, C. A. 

Mittower, A. N. 

Mathews, George M. 
Mattson. Charles D. 
McVey, Henry.—P. M. 
Mahan, Wm. C. 

McGrane, F. G. 

McCarty, L. 

Mitchell, F. S. 

Parkhill, C. S.—P. M. 
Peterson, John. 

Parkhill, Clarence 
Pattullo, W. E. 


L. A. McCarty, S. S. 

W. P. Robb, J. S'. 
Weatherford Ellis, Tyler. 


Pitts, George. 

Reed, Jacoo L. 

Reed, J. Wilson. 

Rankin, Fred 
Robb, W. P. 

St. John, Henry. 

St. John, John F. 
Sweitzer, J. M.—P. M. 
Strange, G. B. 

Staffen, Leo 
Safely, George. 

Slater, R. W. 

Treadway, Geo. W. 
Treece, John S.—P. M. 
Treese, Claude. 

Tucker, William P. 
Watters, Geo. I.—P. M. 
Weatherford, Ellis. 
Wood, Albert. 

Wood, Alfred B. 

Wood, J. D. 

White, Jas. H.—P. M. 
Watters, Lawrence. 
Wood, Henry E. 


RAISED—J. E. Babbitt, Frank Downing, Arthur Hansen, George Pitts. 
ADMITTED—F. S. Mitchell. 


DIMITTED—R. R. Parker, J. D. St. John. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—W. B. Wiles. 


MEMBERS—72. 


CHOTEAU NO. 44.—Choteau. 

Chartered October 12, 1893. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 


S. R. Foot, W. M. 

J. G. Jackson, S. W. 
W. W. Smith, J. W. 

C. D. McDonald, Treas. 


Officers. 

John T. Moore, Sec. 
R. E. Nelson, S, D. 
Frank Daggett, J. D. 


W. D. Reiquam, S. S. 
Charles Scherrer, J. S. 
F. S'. Doege, Tyler. 



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Arnold, G. W. 

Master Masons. 
Gray, R. K. 

McDonald, C. D. 

Anspach, P. G. 

Harris, A. 

Nelson, E. J. 

Butchart, W. B. 

Hodgskiss, Wm. Sr. 

Norman, H. A. 

Baker, A. G. 

Hodgskiss, P. E. 

Nelson, 0. R. 

Bateman, H. W ; 

Hodgskiss, J. E.—P. M. 

Nelson, R. E. 

Bateman, A. F. 

Hodgskiss, W. L., Jr.—P.M. 

Oulton, F. A. 

Bettcher, J. C. 

Harris, Carl. 

Porter, C. H.—P. M. 

Beatty, D. L. 

Hirshberg, Julius. 

Packer, B. I. 

Brooks, R. 

Hirshberg, Arthur. 

Price, William 

Burgett, Earl 

Haugen, E. N.—P. M. 

Pilling, Rcy W. 

Burfening, B. J. 

Hunt, H. C. 

Robinson, Hugh. 

Blakeslee, Jason. 

Heckman, R. E. 

Ralston, S. F. 

Coffey, G. M. Sr.—P. M. 

Heckman, Wm. 

Roberson, E. J.—P. M. 

Coffey, G. M. Jr. 

Hall, John W.—P. M. 

Robinson, J. T. . 

Crockford, W. R. 

Hall, V. E. 

Robinson, H. D.—P. M. 

Chick, D. M. 

Hess, C. W. 

Richardson, G. B. 

Crawford, E. E.—P. M. 

Hodgskiss, H. A. 

Read, M. G. 

Cain, J. I. 

Higgins, George R. 

Rhoades, H. T. 

Crossen, P. H. 

Harris, Stanley. 

Ralston, W. J. 

Crary, E. J. 

Hodgskiss, Grant. 

Ryberg, A. F. 

Connor, A. R.—P. M. 

Innes, J. S. 

Roberts, N. E. 

Carver, L. D. 

Irvine, Ed. 

Reiquim, W. D. 

Clarkson, Robert 

Jones, Wm. D. 

Rush, William M. 

Carey, C. C. 

Jones, Kyle. 

Jackson, J. G. 

Smith, T. A. 

DeHaas, J. E.—P. M. 

Savory, E. A. 

Dorrington, W. J. 

Jefferson, Frank. 

Stonehouse, K. C. 

Davis, C. H. 

Jeanis, Oscar. 

Sawhill, C. A. McD. 

Daggett, F. 

Jackson, L. P. 

Spencer, A. P. 

Doughty, A. H. » 

Kennedy, J. A. 

Streeter, C. L. 

Doege, F. S. 

Klockler, Chas. 

Smith, W. R. 

Daley, E. 0. 

Kleiv, H. 0. 

Smith, W. W. 

Dalby, A. K. 

Kerr, J. W. 

Sweet, F. S. 

Eckford, James.—P. M. 

Knowles, Philander N. 

Scherrer, C. W. 

Eckford, John. 

Logan, Geo. 

Sweat, Jack. 

Elliott, H. H. 

Larson, T. 0. 

Smith, F. W. 

Finlayson, A. 

Lisauer, S. 

Sullivan, Dan. 

Foster, Wm. M. 

LeVy, W. G. 

Truchot, J. F. 

Foot, L. A.—P. M. 

Lundgren, J. L. 

Townsend, C. R. 

Foot, S. R. 

Liptak, E. J. 

Thomas, P. J. 

Forrest, E. D. 

Moore, F. E. 

Wymer, C. W.—P. M. 

Farrington, R. M. 

Moore, J. T.—P. M. 

Wagnild, Otto.—P. M. 

Fearon, E. W. 

Mellon, Otis. 

Wallace, Wm. 

Gamble, A. H. 

Miller, G. F. 

Wagnild, Alf. 

Ganong, E. H. 

Mellon, R. R. 

Ward, R. W. 

Givens, T. H. 

Moran, Fred. 

Wallman, I. 

Gutsmithl, 0. C. 

Martine, I. S. 

Williams, A. E. 

Greene, J. J. 

Miller, H. 

Webb, W. H. 

Gleason, J. R. 

Moore, G. C. 

Williamson, R. F. 

Gleason, J. A. 

McKenzie, K. 

Wellington, Ed. 

Gray, C. W. 

McDonald, C. S. 

Williamson, Ed. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—E. W. Carlson, J. M. Lindseth. 
RAISED—C. C. Carey. H. A. Hodgskiss, George R. Higgins. 
ADMITTED—C. W. Hess. 

DIMITTED—L. P. Jefferson, J. A. Molter, George Oswald. 
SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYYMENT OF DUES—John Holland. 
DIED—James M. Baker, S. W. Rosengren. 

MEMBERS—150. 


EVERGREEN NO. 45.—Lima. 

Chartered October 11, 1893. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Louis L. Watson, W. M. 
David D. McKnight, S. W. 
Sylvan H. Cheney, J. W. 
Henry Fitter, Treasurer. 


Adair, John Morris. 
Alexander, Gordon E. 
Anderson, Albert. 
Baker, John S.—P. M. 
Bennie, Frank Hall. 
Brackett, Charles E. 
Brown, William. 
Bowen, William J. 


Lewis C. Ford, Sr., Sec. 
Charles H. Polk, S. D. 
Hogan T. Krabel, J. D. 

Master Masons. 
Calvert, Chas. E.—P. M. 
Cavanaugh, John P. 

Cook, Stephen A. 

Cobb, Nathan A. 

Currie, Daniel S.—P. M. 
Cheney, Syivan II. 

Craig, John B. 

Cheney, William T. 


Wm, T. Cheney, S. S. 
Victor Mathews, J. S. 

Benj. A. Pierson, Tyler. 


ouixcnvy, Jfidward- 
Fitter, Henry. 

Ford, Lewis C. Sr.- t. M. 
Ford, Lewis C. Jr.—P. M. 

Gardner, Hugh W.—P. M. 
Gardner, Wm. F.—P. M. 
Geary, Ernest W. 



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Gleed, Henry Sr. 

Gleed, Henry Jr. 

G-ossman, Otto C.—P. M. 
Gossman, Otto Frank. 
Grant, Daniel. 

Hughes, Edward J.—P. M. 
Haffner, Julius A. 

Karch, Albert. 

Keller, John E.—P. M. 
Kennison, William Edgar. 
Keilum. Alvin Joy 
Kraakel, Hogan T. 
Martinell, E. M.—P. M. 


McKnight, James 
McKnight, J. T.- 
McKnight, S. M.— 
McKnight, David 
Merritt, Bertram. 
Meyers, Frank. 
Morton, Andrew A. 
Mathews, Victor A, 
Merrell, Frank W. 
Petersen, C. F. 
Pierson, Benjamin 
Proctor, Benjamin 
Pierce, Guy L. 


Sr Polk, C. H. 

P. M. Ripley, William E. 

P. M. Rose, Ashman. 

D. Sheehan, W. Harrington. 

Thompson, Henry M. 
Thomas, Will D. 

.—P. M. Vance, Sherman W.—P. 
Wagner, G. A. 

Weber, Andrew. 
Wetmore, Cecil. 

A.—P. M Whitworth, George A. 

C. Watson, Louis L. 


M. 


RAISED—William J. Bowen, Will D. Thomas. 
DIMITTED—Ascar L. Dunn. 


MEMBERS—61. 



NORTH STAR NO. 46.—Glasgow. 

Chartered October 10, 1895. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Mondays in each Month. 

Officers. 

Glen D. Peterson, W. M. Truman M. Patten, Sec. Elmer Hall, S. S. 


Tom W. Leedham, S. W. 
Russell A. DeHaven, J. W. 
Charles R. St. Clair, Treas. 


Anderson, Carl J. 
Anderson, George. 

Amiott, Joseph J. 
Amundson, F. K.—P. M. 
Alsop, George E. 

Arnold, Elmer L. 

Asal, Edward P. 

Burke, George F. 

Burke, Edward F. 

Burton, Harry. 

Browning, Walter M. 
Baynham, W. A.—P. M. 
Billingsley, Roy W. 
Blackman, Thomas L. 
Bufton, Frederick C. 
Belzer, William E. 

Borgen, Louis J. 
Birmingham, Geo. E. 
Bailey, John M. 

Beakler, Clarence P. 

Borton, Carl D. 

Behner, Charles E. 
Bretzke, Lou E. 

Clark, Ralph C. 

Cooper, David C. 
Christensen, Otto M. 
Currie, A. N. 

Conrad, Roy B. 

Comport, Roy H. 

Costello, George W. 

Cahan, Henry R. 

Cotton, Howard N. 
DeHaven, Russell A. 
Ebersole, A. L. 

Edman, Oscar P. 

Ernst, Fred A. 

Fischl, Fred. 

Fryer, Walter L. 

Frasier, Joseph W. 
Farrington, Edward S. 

Fox, Harold M. 

Frazier, Walter L. 

Fry burg, F. M.—P. M. 
Goode, John B. 

Getty, Robt. W.—P. G. M. 
Goode, Frank L. 

Gribble, Oscar H. 

Gilman, Alden J. 

Hess, Harry C.—P. M, 


Roy P. Huber, S. D. 

Dee A. Patton, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Hauge, T. A. 

Hovind, Oscar P. 

Hawley, David. 

Hocking, Thomas J. 

Hurd, Walter W.—P. M. 
Holland, Nelson F. 

Hoyt, Mark D. 

Hurly, John.—P. M. 
Hummel, Milo. 

Hubbell, Ernest A. 

Huber, Roy P. 

Henry, Frank E. 

Hall, Elmer. 

Hill, Carl C. 

Hughes, Hugh J. 

Hopper, Alfred 
Hallett, Otis A. 

Hanson, Christian J. 
Irgens, Walter. 

Jones, Thomas R.—P. M. 
Jamieson, Gordon R. 
Johnson, Elmer. 

Jacobs, William H. 
Jacobson, Martin C. 
Jackson, Chester J. 

Krall, James A. 

Kent, Percy E.—P. M. 
Klein, Geo. Henry.—P. M. 
Kreis, Henry C. 

Kniapp, August. 

Kinzer, Alva G. 

Kinzer, Wm. J. 

Koning, Anne J. 

Kent, Erskin S. 

Lockwood, Leroy V. 

Lytle, Jay L. 

Lloyd, John H. 

Lebert, Joseph I. 

Listoe, Julius. 

Lloyd, William G. 
Leedham, Thomas W. 
Lien, Martin 
Lee, Alfred. 

Lee, Arthur. 

Lindeke, William. 

Murray, Matt. 

Magruder, Lawrence E. 
Moore, Stillman C. 
Murray, Sherman E. 


Edwin S. Farrington, J. S. 
Clarence H. Roberts, Tyler. 


Mann, William H. 

Mahon, Archibald W. 
Mason, Orval E.—P. M, 
Merrymon, Frank E. 

Mela, Otto. 

Magruder, Harry W. 
Moore, Edward C. 

Mitchell, John H. 

Morgan, Henry C. 
Mickelson, Chris H. 
McKellor, Robert S. 
McIntyre, Henry M. 
McDowell, William R. 
Ortzman, Tsaac 
Olson, Albert T. 

Omseth, Leonard H. 

Patten, T. M—P. M. 
Peterson, C. E.—P. M. 
Powell, Courtland W. 
Parsons, David E.—P. M. 
Phelps, Everitt T. 

Powell, Frank W. 

Paulson. Samuel F. 
Peterson, Glenn D. 

Patton, Dee Arthur 
t*aul, August W. 

Peterson, Ross D. 

Peterson, Clinton P. 

Pippy, William. 

Rueler, Maurice. 

Ryder, P. F. 

Reese, Charles M. 
Reynolds, Frank P. 
Roberts, Clarence H. 
Runyon, Clarence L. 

Rasey, William. 

Rapp, George W. 

Scott, Charles S. 

Spears, Robt. F.—P. M. 
St. Clair, Chas. R.—P. M. 
St. Clair, Ward K. 

Small, Schuyler C.—P. M. 
Sweeney, Stephen A. 
Sierts, John C. 

Smith, Alfred N. 

Shea, Tames T. 

Stebbins, Murray E. 
Smart, William M. 
Sampson, Herman A. 



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Schaum, George F. 
Shanks, James H. 
Sholtus, John M. 
S'holtus, Edward T. 
Straub, Samuel E. 
Torkelson, Alexander. 
Tweedy, Roy E. 
Whitbread, Alfred H. 
Weber, Oscar P. 


Woodward, Earl L. 
Watson, James I> 
Wedum, James W.—P 
Willis, John E. 
Williams, Daniel S. 
Wharton, Ellsworth L. 
Working, Lincoln.—P. 
Wells, Daniel D. 

West, Peter A. 


Wright, William 
Wells, Luther. 

M. Wilcox, Milton E. 
Whitmore, George W. 
Wicks, Clarence J. 
Yotter, Henry A. 

M. Young, Robert M.—P. M. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES!—Victor Lind, Virgil McVee, A. Oshtrome, Peter P. 
Streed. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Nels A. Kjos. 

RAISED—Alden J. Gilman, Christian J. Hanson, Chester J. Jackson, Erskin S. 
Kent, Samuel E. Straub, Clarence J. Wicks. 

ADMITTED—Francis M. Fryburg. 

DIMITTED—Ralph C. Bricker, Max Hauser, Lawrence R. Mann, Daniel B. Moss, 
John C. Ulrich. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Edward Brickett, Edward C. 
Carroll, W. A. Hall, Peter J. Jameison, A. W. Rundle, Joseph P. Sternhagen, 
Claude Willis. 


MEMBERS—172. 


MYSTIC TIE NO. 47—Whitehall. 

Chartered September 16, 1896. 

Consolidated with Silver Star No. 17, as Mystic Tie No. 17. 


SILVER BOW NO. 48.—Bntte. 

Chartered September 16, 1896. 

Regular Meetings—Eirst and Third Fridays in each month. 
Officers. 

Emmanuel Downing, W. M. Walter S. Daily, Sec. Andrew R. Sims, S. S. 
Wm. J. Winslow, S. W. Eldred W. Williams, S. D. Leslie R. Margetts, J. S. 
Dayton O. Robinson, J. W. Floyd C. Fluent, J. D. Fred Oates, Tyler. 

Colin L. Christie, Treas. 


Adams, W. W. 

Alix, Felix P. 

Anderson, A. A. 

Anderson, Chris. 

Ayers, A. B.—P. M. 
Anderson, George 
Anderson, George M. 
Andersen, Niels P. 

Bacon, M. W. 

Bartlett, G. F. 

Bawden, W. G. 

Beal, Perry H. 

Bedell, Charles U. 

Beebe, Chas. E. 

Bennett, Geo. N. 

Benson, J. A. 

Berger. M. A. 

Bernheim, Louis. 
Blackburn, C. A.—P. M. 
Blaekiston, S. C. 
Blakesley, J. E. 

Bordeaux, J. R. 

Boyer, Elijah. 

Bray, James A. 

Bray, Wm. J. 

Brown, Carl F. 

Beaumont, George S. 
Brown, Herbert C. 

Biebel, George A. 
Blackstone, H. L. 
Campbell, Donald. 
Cannon, F. A. 

Carle, Sidney L. 

Carlson, F. E. 


Master Masons. 

Carroll, Eugene. 

Charles, D. J. 

Chevigny, G. A.—P. M. 
Christian, Carl J. 

Christie, A. S.—P. M. 
Christie, Colin L. 

Clark, Evan P. 

Clark, G. A. 

Cliff, B. Frank. 

Cockayne, Wm. H.—-P. M. 
• Cocking, Jas. G.—P. M. 
Cole, Bernard J. 

Craft, Samuel. 

Cullen, J. T. 

Clem, John M. 

Came, Mark I. 

Curtis, Samuel Bowie. 
Clark, A. J. 

Cornelie, W. W. 

Cullen, William. 

Campbell, Edward L. 
Daily, Walter S.—P. M. 
Dalton, F. W. 

Davies, Chas. A. 

Dayton, G. O. 

Doney, C. L. 

Doran, Claude—P. M. 
Downing, Emmanuel. 
Downing, John. 

Downing, Wm. J. 

Drennan, C. P. 

Dickason, Gray D. 

Eason, Earl B. 

Eddy, Frederick J. 


Edwards, W. P. 

Egge, Stener. 

Emerson, Homer E. 
Escott, Wm. J. 

Evans, L. O. 

Edwards, Harold J. 
Ensrud, Herman F. 
Farnik, Enoch V. 

Fay, H. M. 

Featherly, L. B. 

Ferrel, Wm. 

Fluent, Floyd C. 

Forbis, John F. 

Forsythe, Geo I. 
Fritzberg, E. A. 

Furman, Fred J. 

Gemmell, Wm. 

George, John E. 

Ginsberg, Walter. 
Ginsburg, Saul. 

Gow, Paul A. 

Greenwood, S. H.—P. M. 
Greiner. Chas. 

Gunn, John W. 

Grey, Joseph. 

Green, W. D. 

Gregg, Harold W. 
Grossman, Harry 
Galloway, William E. 
Hadzor, Isaac D.—P. M. 
Hall, Bailey J. 

Hambly, J. W. 

Hamlyn, Geo. W. 

Harley, Dan L. 




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Hawkins, Edward. 

Hayes, Wm. E. 
Hechtman, Nathan. 
Heiman, M. L. 

Hennessy, Edgar. 
Henschke, Oscar E. 
Hensley, M. C. 

Herman, S. Aug. 
Holbrook, Fred P.—P. M. 
Hoskins, Wm. R. 

Hubert, F. V. 

Huffman, Chas. B. 
Hunter, Wm. H. 

Hambly, J. C. 

Hawes, Omar H. 
Harstead, John Ingeman. 
Hofstatter, Ray Leo. 
Itkin, Abraham. 

Jackson, Wm. T.—P. M. 
Jenks, Chas. 

Jennings, T. H. 

Jensen, Andrew. 

Jensen, C. S. 

Jensen, Hans. 

Johnston, Sidney L. 
Jonas, Arthur H. 

Jonas, Julius. 

Jones, Robert F. 

Jory, Frank 
Jenkins, Thomas 
James, Herbert H. 

Jacobs, Hiram M. 

Jensen, Clarence. 

Jensen, George H. 
Kaufman, Jacob. 

King, James H. 

Kinsman, Wm. J. 

Kirby, Kenneth P. 
Kistler, H. D. 

Knox, Howard E. 
Koehler, A R. 

Krebs, Wm. H. 

Krueger, I. 

Keisel, J. F. 

Kern, George J. 

Kleiner, Julius M. 
Knudsen, Niels P. 
Lammie, John. 

Lang, Edward H. 

Leggat, J. B. 

Lehwalder, A. R. W. 
Leptich, Chris. 

Lewis, J. A. 

Lhotka, John F. 

Lidgate, Robt. J. 

Lindsay, John. 

Lisa, Savin R. 

Lorenz, Chas. J. 
Lounsberry, Geo. D. 
Lutey, Joseph. 

Laity, Athol R. 

McDonald, Grover A. 
McDonald, Wm. R. 
McDowell, W. W. 

McLeod, Angus. 

McNaul, W. J. 
McQueeney, J. H. 
McGregor, John D. 
MacDonald, Alva C. 
MacDonald, Charles M. 
McLean, Archie. 
McMillan, Donald. 


McMillan, John A. 
Magill, Wm. J. 
Malovich, Geo. M. 
Malsbury, Harry O. 
Mantle, Lee. 
Matthews, D. S. 

May, L. A. 

Mayer, Berthold. 
Mayer, Edward C. 
Mayson, Herbert. 
Metcalf, Robt. 

Meyer, H. J. 

Miles, Joseph S. 

Mills, James H. 
Moore, T. B. 

Morley, E. A. 

Munroe, A. F. 

Merrett, Clifford 
Myrick, E. J. 

Miller, Arthur A. 
Margetts, Leslie R. 
Murphy, Earl John. 
Miller, Earl V. 

Nelson, Chris M. 
Nettle, James H. 
Newman, Chas A. 
Nissler, C. W. 

Noble, Donald. 

Noyes, Geo. W. 

Nixon, James A. 
Neeley, Harry John. 
O’Leary, F. M. 
O’Leary, Wm. 

Opie, Ellison S. 
Ornstein, M. L. 

Ouiess, Peter B. 
Osborne, Ralph M. 
Passmore, C. S. 

Paul, Wm. H.—P. M. 
Pearce. Chas E. 

Peel. S. E. 

Perier, Garfield B. 
Peterson, Gus F. 
Pilger, T. F. 

Potter. Peter. 

Power, Wm. B. 

Pl’obst., A. C. 

Radclixfe, T. C. 

Raff, George. 

Rand, Parker.—P. M. 
Rasmussen, A. 

Reese, Wm. M. 

Reid, Stanley. 

Renick, W. L. 

Riddell, A. M. 

Roberts, J. H. 
Robertson, J. F. 
Robinson, D. O. 
Rochester, Albert. 
Rochester, Nesbit. 
Rockefeller, Howard. 
Rodda, Thomas. 

Rodes, C. B. 

Rose, Raymond D. 
Rude, John. 

Ruhle, R. L. 

Rundle, Wm. J. 
Rupert, A. N. 

Rupert, Walter R. C. 
Redlich, Royel Cox. 
Ritner, Sarnie L. 
Robinson, Bernard B. 


Rose, John James.. 
Reed, William E. 

Ripper, Leonard L. 
Scanland, J. M. 

Schmidt, P. J. 

Schneider, Moses. 

Searle, H. J. 

See, George H. 

Seineke, H. G. 

Shields, E. F. 
Shoemaker, B. M. 
Siderfin, W. C.—P. M. 
Siegel, Victor S. 
Simmons, Archie. 

Smith, Evan H. 

Smith, J. A. 

Smith, Joseph H. 

Smith, Roy Clark. 
Socke], Wm. H. 
Sparham, George W. 
Speirs, H. P. 

Stentz, Francis L. 
Stevenson, H. M. 

Stivers, D. Gay. 
Stodden, R. J. 

Stork, Wm. H. 

Symons, Henry H. 
Symons, I. N. 

Sims, Andrew R. 

Swan, Adron L. 
Sherman, Samuel James. 
Smith, Lee W. 
'Stapleton, Guy W. 

Stone, Philip E. 
Seelinger, Junius E. 
Tash, Harry A. 

Taylor, Robert F. 
Thomas, Alfred J. 
Thomas, Wm. J. 
Thompson, 0. D. 
Thompson, W. S. 

Toy, Johny. 

Uttvits, John W. 

Vivian, Geo. F. 

Vivian, M. M. 

Vosburgh, Harry W. 
Von derHeydt, H. K. 
Wade, George T.—P. M. 
Wales, H. S. 

Wallace, J. W. 

Webber, John P. 

Wein, J. H. 

Weinstock, Gustave. 
White, S. R.—P. M. 
Williams, E. W. 

Wilson, H. I. 

Wilson, H. 0. 

Wilson, John D. 

Wilson, Roy E. 

Wilton, Harold E. 
Winslow, Wm. J. 
Wochinsky, W. W. 
Wolf, Clarence M. 
Wragg, Wm. E. 

Wanvig, Harry F. 
Witherspoon, T. Casey. 
Wurtz, Elmer Aaron. 
Webb, John. 

Wright, Lester. 

Vob, Joseph C. 

Young, Charles F. 


RAISED—Edward L. Campbell, Gray D. Dickason, William E. Galloway, George 
H. Jensen, Alva C. MacDonald, Charles M. MacDonald, Archie McLean, Donald 
McMillan, John A. McMillan, Earl V. Miller, Leonard L. Ripper, Lester Wright. 

ADMITTED—Charles 17. Bedell, Junius E. Seelinger. 

REINSTATED—William E. Reed. 

DIMITTED—George W. Andrews, John A. Gordon, Arthur C. Jones, Phil R. 
Morgan, Henry G. Rickerts. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Arthur P. Brown, G. W. 
Deniger, Edgar E. Magill, William E. Sielaff, George C. Thompson. 


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DIED—Alex Devine, Blanche P. Lepetich, Burton S. Logan, W. K. Quarles, 
Alex K. Rae, John T. Reed. 


MEMBERS—317. 


HARMONY NO. 49.—Missoula. 

Formed by consolidation of Temple No. 49 and Harmony No. 83, on 

October 18, 1912. 

Date of original Charter—September 16, 1896. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 

Leslie M. Robertson, W. M. Shelley E. Schoonover, Sec. Helmer G. Johnson, S. S. 
Clarence L. Keith, S. W. Harry L. Haines, S. D. Ben H. Murphy, J. S. 

Henry H. Barnett, J. W. Elmer F. Swanson, J. D. Hugh C. Bullard, Tyler. 

Louis W. Oberhauser, Tr. 


Abbey, James E.—P. M. 
Adams, Orvil F. 

Ade, Harry G. 

Allen, Harry C. 
Anderson, Adolph. 
Anderson, Benj. S. 
Anderson, John H. 
Anderson, Norman L. 
Austad, Nels Selmer. 
Avery, Cyrus R. 

Alkire, Charles D. 
Anderson, Carl. 
Anderson, Ernest R. 
Applequist, Theo. 

Avery, Eugene E. 
Anderson, Charles R. 
Anderson, Joseph O. 
Andrus, Isaac E. 
Anderson, Chris. 
Anderson, Nels M. 
Babington, W. J. 

Bailey, Wm. L. 

Baptist, Chas. F D. 
Barnett, Lyman R. 
Barnhill, G. W. 

Bateman, H. H. 

Benson Otto. 

Benson, Thos. 

Blakney, H. G. 

Boyd, Andrew Jr. 

Boyd, Joseph M. 

Branch, E. S. 

Briggs, George. 

Bronson, Chas. A. 

Brown, James A. 

Bruce, Wm. D. 

Bullard, Hugh C. 
Bullard, Hugh W. 

Bullis, Vern L.—P. M. 
Baird, James P. 

Baptist, John F. 

Barnett, Donald R. 
Benson, Charles E. 
Beebe, Paul C. 

Barnett, Henry H. 

Bush, Ralph E. 
Bezanson, George Ray. 
Blasier, Edward. 

Beacom, William H. 
Bentley, William L. 
Bradford, Archie D. 
Barnes, Lee. 

Bloom, Charles W. 
Broeder, Hermut 0. 
Brown, Jay W. 

Cates, C. M. 

Cameron, Carl E. 
Carloss, J. J. 

Caulfield, Thos. D. 


Master Masons. 

Chadwick, R. B. 

Chaffey, S. G. 

Claus, C. K. 

Clynick, J. L. L.—P. M. 
Conyngham, E. F.—P. M. 
Craig, G. S. 

Craig, H. M. 

Craighead, Barclay. 
Crosby, Chas. 

Culver, Ray C. 

Clarke, Earl L. 
Cunningham, George U. 
Case, Arnold H. 

Clark, Walter E. 

Cook, Samuel. 

Cahoon, William W. 
Christensen, Charles J. 
Creelman, Ray P. 
Cunningham, Ulmer M. 
Clark, Robert C. 
Craighead, Edwine B. 
Dalton, C. J. 

Danziger, James. 

Dengler, H. M. 
DeJarnette, J. C. 
Dickinson, W. O. 

Dixon, Wm. N.—P. M. 
Dodge, C. H. 

Dodge, W. F. 

Doty, Calvin I. 

Drew, A. E. 

Dunbar, Benj. M. 
Dunstan, Thos. H. 
Drennan, Martin I. 
Dickerson, Earl C. 
DeJarnette, G. Monroe 
Dean, Charles M. 
Ditlmeier, Herman L. 
Dragstedt, Carl E. 
Dragstedt, Charles R. 
Dexter, Everett F. 

Dratz, F. G. 

Egan, Edward.—P. M. 
Engel, Wm. A. 

Eveland, I. \V. 

Enoch. John A. 

English, Benj. E. 
Eiselman, Orrie D. 
Elofson, Harry W. 
Farmer, C. F.—P. M. 
Fowler, W. H.—P. M. 
Fox, Edwin.—P. M. 

Fox, Edwin A. 

Fox, Frank D. 

Fox, Percy T. 
Felgenhaner, Alfred L. 
Farmer, Alfred E. 

Finch, Frank C. 

Fowler, Harry L. 


Fowler, Wesley H. 
Gaiser, C. u. 

Gallagher, E. D. 
Gardiner, H. T.—P. M. 
Girard, James W. 
Greenliood, Carl. 
Greenhood, Henry. 

Grim, D. A. 

Griswold, John A. 

Gros, Andrew G. 
Greenland, H. E. 
Griswold, Ralph G. 
Garrett, Harold H. 
Girson, David. 

Graves, Ralph S'. 

Garber, Clyde. 

Goddard, Robert H. 
Haggart, Hugh. 

Haim, Joe B. 

Harrah, J. Clinton. 
Harris, O. M. 
Harschfeld, Morris. 
Hash, Gaddis G. 
Hegaas, H. H.—P. M. 
Henderson, Alex M. 
Henrikson, H. H. 
Herrick, Guy L. 
Hiscock, Wm. L. 
Houston, H. A. 

Houston, W. H. 

Hunt, Gilvie H. 

Hoon, Donald E. 

Hays, Harry M. 

Higbee, Lawrence L. 
Hassler, Wm. N. 
Hendron, Harold H. 
Herrick, Ralph E. 

Howe, Elmer B. 

Hulce, E. M. 

Hafer, Harry W. 
Haines, Harry L. 
Harter, Henry H. 
Hickey, Thomas F. 
Harper, William H. 
Humbyrd, Herman. 
Jacobson, Carl. 

Jackson, Van DeVere. 
Jones, Morgan M. 
Jemison, Albert 
Jefferson, William L. 
Johnson, Helmer G. 
-Takways, Charles A. 
Johnson, Jearl L. 

Keith, C. L. 

Keith, L. J. 

Kelley, Egerton F. 
Kennedy, Alfred. 
Kennedy, Mathew. 

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Kessler, Theo. 

Kibler, C. P. 

Kinney, Thos. E. 

Kitt, B. F. 

Kniffen, F. H. 

Knisley, Fred H.—P. M. 
Knouf, Clyde E. 

Koch, Conrad. 

Kohn, Matthew W. 
Kuphal, Herbert H. 
Krigal, Ben. 

Keeley, Elias P. M. 
Kroone, Rudolph L. 

Leek, H. F. 

Lewis, H. G. 

Logan, W. A. 
Lohnbokken, Olaf. 
Lundstrom, J. A.—P. M. 
kind, Julius 
Laing, Robert Gr. 

Lee, Charles E. 

Lindh, Arthur. 

Lindh, Carl J. 

Lockwood, Charles L. 
Loman, Ray H. 

Lee, James P. 

Maloney, C. A. 

Marlenee, F. L. 

Marlowe, Thos. N. 

Martin, Henry W. 
Martinson, Chas. A. 
Mitchell, Everett R. 

Mix, David F. 

Morris, Henry W. 

Munro, John E. 

Mitchell, Bert James 
Morris, Henry M. 

Mon cure. M. C. 

Miller, Earl L. 

Martin, Luce F. 

Merrill, Sidney H. 

Meade, John W. 

Merritt, Francis C. 

Miller, Frederick S. 
Mithun, Noal B. 
Murchison, Kenneth R. 
Murphey, Ben H. 
MacLean, Robt. D. 
MacLean, Neil L. 
McCook, Joseph. 
McDonough, Wm, H. 
McDonald, Clifford E. 
McEacheron, G-eo. F. 
McLeod, G-eo. B. 
McQuarrie, John D. 
MacKenzie, Donald 
Me A tee. Bert 
McEwen, Cassius W. 
McIntosh, James A. 
McKoin, Clarence K. 
McKenna, Reining J. 
Nash, Wm. M. 

Nelson, Bert M. 
Newcomb, James O. 


Nobles, Orion E. 

Nelson, Carl A. 

Newquist, Gust. 

Nordquist, Otto W. 
Oberiiauser, Louis W. 
O’Dell, Wm. E. 
Ostermeyer, Fred. 

Oslund, Robert 
Olson, Mons. 

Olson, John P. 

Parsons, Dr. H. H. 
Pearce, John E.—P. M. 
Pearce, Thos. M. 

Pearson, Frank M. 
Pedersen, Rasmus. 
Peterson, Sofus. 

Petersen, Jens P. Islev. 
Porter, Geo. P.—P. M. 
Peters, Lloyd B. 

Parker, Lucius 
Pearson, Frank W. 
Peterson, August. 

Polleys, Edgar G. 
Provoncha, Ray. 

Parker, John R. 

Pickard, Bert H. 

Pulsifer, Frank S. 

Pew, Franklin. 

Popham, Edward W. 
Rawn, Harry M. 

Rehmer, Wm. 

Reid, Wm. H. 

Reid, Wm. G. 

Remington, Dr. Paul A. 
Richards, David D. 
Robertson, Leslie M. 
Ross, Willis E. 
Rothenberg, Jesse. 

Rocene, Reynold T. 
Rummel, Clermont L. 
Russell, Edward 
Reilly, Clarence A. 
Rooney, Robert L. 
Schoonover, Shelley E. 
Scully, Francis X. 
Shannon, John T.—P. M. 
Shearer, Ivan A. 

Shields, Frank A.—P. M. 
Shoemaker, F. M. 
Showalter, Everett K. 
Simons, Louis N.—P. M. 
Slusser, Robt. C. 

Smith, Luther A. 

Stahl, John A. 

Stoddard, F. Thayer. 
Sullivan, James A. 
Summers, Herbert L. 
Swan, Kenneth D. 
Swanson, Herman E. 
Swanson, Arthur. 
Swanson, John A. 

Swim, Clarence B. 
Swanson, Leonard E. 


Smith, Philip H. * 

Stadler, George H. 
Scofield, William J. 
Swanson, Elmer F. 
Swanson, Theo. 

Shinnick, Thomas 
Steinbrenner, George L. 
Sorensen, Harry M. 

Swan berg, Frank G. 
Shryock, James W. 
Schattenberg, George A. 
Siegel, Otto W. 

Stewart, Fleming K. 
Swanstrom, John F. 
Schwartz, Leon. 

Smith, Milton H. 

Stratton, Edgar Lee. 
Strong, William E. 
Sydenham, Harold G. 
Taylor, John B. 

Teague, Wm. J.—P. M. 
Thieme, Fred E. 
Thompson, Geo. D. 
Thrailkill, Wm. C. 
Traxler, Elsworth F. 
Taylor, Howard J. 
Thrailkill, Benjamin F. 
Thornton, Charles R. 
Tarbet, Lester M. 
Thornton, William T. 
Underhill, Frank. 
Underhill, Wm. F. 

Van Pelt, H. P. 

Van Horne, Louis T. 
Walker, Ray S. 

Warden, Donovan. 

Warner, N. D. 

Warwick, F. H. 

Weltin, Wm. J. 

Werntz, Edw. E. 

Weston, Harry W. 
Whitaker, John H.—P. M 
Wieder, Edwin. 

Wilkinson, Geo. F. 
Wilson, James S. 

Winsryg. Jacob R. 

Wise, Wm. A. 

Wood, John C. Jr. 
Wright, Harry E. 

Wright, Dr. H. E. 
Welfelt, Louis J. 

Wentz, Carey F. 

Txr alker. William B. 
Wakeham, Edw. E. 

Woods, John C., Sr. 

Ward, Kenneth L. 
Wilkinson, Ronald S. 
Williams, Ross A. 

Wagnitz, Lloyd L. 
Wallace, J. Munro. 

Winter, Russell F. 

Zuck, F>'arik J. 

Zmber, Simon A. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Thomas D. Chandler, Charles A. English, David 
T. Evans, Frank Evans, William Oates, Herman Schlossberg, Joseph Schlossberg, 
John H. Tuttle. 

FELLOW CRAFTS—James Smith, Ralph R. Wayne. 

RAISED—Chris Anderson, Nels M. Anderson, Charles W. Bloom, Robert C. 
Clark, Edwine B. Craighead, Everett F. Dexter, Harry W. Elofson, Benjamin E. 
English, Clyde Garber, Herman Humbyrd, Charles A. Jakways, Jearl L. Johnson, 
Rudolph L. Kroone, Francis C. Merritt, Noal B. Mithun, Kenneth R. Murchison, 
Otto W. Nordquist, John P. Olson, Franklin Pew, Edward W. Popham, William 
E. Strong, Theo Swanson, Russell F. Winter, Lloyd L. Wagnitz. 

ADMITTED—Lee Barnes, Hermut C. Broeder, Jay W. Brown, F. G. Dratz, Orrie 
D. Eiselman, Robert H. Goddard, William H. Harper, John W. Meade, Frederick 
S. Miller, Ben H. Murphey, Harold G. Sydenham, J. Munro Wallace. 

DIMITTED—E. F. Egbert, Roy L. Medcalfe, Frank S. Mitchell, Fred T. Parker, 
Robert W. Richardson. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Elmer A. Findell, Hugh T. 
Forbis, William A. Reasbeck, Joseph S. Root, James A. Rugh. 


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JUNE 30, 


DIED—Harry G. Haupt, Glen E. Kempsey, Rudolph A. Kurth, Dan L. McQuarrie, 
H. L. Soare. 


MEMBERS—367. 


CHINOOK NO. 50.—Chinook. 

Chartered September 14, 1898. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Fridays in each month. 
Officers. 


Guy Dowen, W. M. 

Oswald M. Johnson, S. W. 
Orlo B. Silvey, J. W. 

Louis V. Bogy, Treasurer, 


Allison, Andrew M. 
Anawalt, H. Erect. 

Arthur, J. H. 

Anawalt, Bruce. 

Barrows, George. 

Bateman, Len T. 

Benton, Arthur L. 

Bilger, William W. 
Blackstone, Donald L. 
Bogy, Louis V.—P. M. 
Bowman, John E. 

Brooks, Harry B.—P. M. 
Browne, Frank. 

Brusewitz, Wm. A.—P. M. 
Butler, Vernon. 

Burgwald, Fred C. 
Blackwood, Ed. 

Bradshaw, Frank. 

Bedell, George S. 

Banta, George B. 

Burgess, Monte A. 

Bogy, Tom V. 

Boorman, H. Grant. 

Burns, Harry L. 

Cook, Samuel E. 

Cook, Wallace W. 

Crotts, Delbert R. 
Cornmesser, Virgil C. 
Cowan, George W. 

Deavers, Leslie W. 
Dickson, Jas. L.—P. M. 
Dowen, Claude W. 

Dowen, Guy. 

Duke, Hayden 0. 

Edwards, William H. 
Ehlang, Ole C. 

Fitzgerald, Siesel P. 
Fleming, Garnet W. 
Fredlund, Ed.—P. M. 

Good, Nelson B. 

Griffin, James—P. M. 
Griffin, John. 

Grossberger, Irving Iv. 
Hansen, Tobias. 


Norman Mosser, Sec. 
William Johnson, S. D. 
Vernon Butler, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Hensen, William C. 

Hensen, Louis. 

Hoon, Arthur S. 

Hauke, Charles R. 

Hopkins, Milton S. 

Johnson, Harry B. 

Johnson, Joseph B. 
Johnson, Oswald M. 

Jon^s, George. 

Johnson, William 
Kenyon, Daniel C.—P. M. 
Kenyon, Lloyd S. 

Kirn, Herman E. 

Kuhr, William H. 

Kuhr, Henry A. 

Kuhr, Walter D. 

Koopman, Leo H. 

Lewis, Arthur E.-—P. M. 
Matheson, J. M.—P. M. 
Matheson, Murdock—P. M. 
Middleton, Alexander G. 
Miller, Henry. 

Moe, Ray T. 

Montgomery, J. Gordon. 
Montgomery, Edgar R. 
Mosser, Joseph. 

Mosser, Norman. 

Marshall, L. C. 

Myhrvold, Robert J. 
Matheson, John Sr.—P. M. 
Miller, James A. 

Miller, Leslie Mac. 

Mundt, George C. 

Mitchell, John M. 

McAlpine, Thomas. 
McKibbin, John S. 

McLeod, John. 

Mclver, Angus D. 

Mclver, Malcolm 
Noyes, Charles R. 

O’Neal, Benjamin F. 
Overcast, John F. 

Ovesen, Frank D.—P. M. 
Paxton, John E. 


Lloyd S. Kenyon, S. S. 
J. G. Montgomery, J. S'. 
John Staff, Tyler. 


Pierson, Edward T. 
Prosser, John R. 
Patterson, Henry A. 
Ramberg, Ed. 

Richards, Earl T. 

Robbins, Ulysses V. 
Roberts, Eugene A. 

Ross, Finley G. 

Russell, Robert B. 

Rector, Victor C. 
Rasmussen, J. A. 

Rhodes, Ralph H. 

Sands, Walter B. 

Sanford, Leo N. 

Shuler, Cal C. 

Sias, De Forest J. 

Smyth, James R.—P. M. 
Snedecar, R. B. 

Spencer, Ray W. 

Staff, John. 

Stam, John W. 

Sundquist, John P. 

Sweet, Lloyd D. 

Sisson, Homer J. 
Schlatter, Harold R. 
Schofield, William R. 
Shurr, Edward. 

Silvey, Orlo B. 

Smith, Homer W. 

Scott, George A. 

Staff, Thomas. 

Taylor, John C. 

Thomas, Richard Charles. 
Watkins, Dale B. 

Wiley, Erastus H. Sr. 
Williams, Frank N. 
Winkelmann, Henry A C 
Wooldridge, Francis 
Walters, Cort B. 

Walters, Harold C. 
Wheeler, Christopher. 
Wiermiller, William H. 
Zortman, O. P. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Leonard Ehlang. 


FELLOW CRAFT—Henry Hofeldt. 


RAISED—Harry L. Burns, Ole C. Ehlang, John M. Mitchell, Charles R. Noyes, 
Ed Ramberg, George A. Scott, Thomas Staff, Christopher Wheeler. 


ADMITTED—H. Grant Boorman, William H. Wiermiller. 

DIMITTED—Ben E. Doney, H. E. Elmer, W. E. Elmer, Fred R. Miller, A. M. 
Smith, M. A. Thorfinson. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—George W. Meineke, E. H. 
Wiley, Jr. 

DIED—Edwin M. Wilson. 


MEMBERS—131. 



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OTTAWA NO. 51.—Marysville. 

Chartered September 14, 1898. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Fridays in each month. 

Officers. 


W. B. Cole, w. M. 
Herman Ingman, S. W. 
H. F. Lohman, J. W. 
John Brunskill, Treas. 


Bishop, Samuel. 

Bowden, J., Jr.—P. M. 
Brunskill, John. 

Blarney, Arthur.—P. M. 
Campbell, Wm. A. 
Carlson, Chas. A. 
Cornell. Joseph R. 

Cole, Ward B. 

Edwards, Thomas L. 
Emmel, Rudolph. 

Eccles, Fred L. 

Fred, Oscar E.—P. M. 
Fawcett, Ernest L. 
Gorman, Thomas H. 
Holmes, C. W.—P. M. 


F. L. Eccles, Sec. 

George A. Slater, S. D. 

R. Fred Williams, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Hicks, E. H. 

Hendricks, Chas. F. 
Hoffman, Henry.—P. M. 
Hossack, George—P. M. 
Haley, John H. 

Ingman, Herman 
Johnson, C. B. 

Jackson, George 
Lanstrum, O. M.—P. M. 
Larson, John.—P. M. 
Lohmann, Henry F. 
Mason,, N. H,—P. M. 
Mason, Seward. 
McCormick, J. H.—P. M. 
Padbury, Geo. W.—P. M. 


John Walker, S. S. 

E. L. Fawcett, J. S. 
George Jackson, Tyler. 


Pauli Harry. 

Padbury, G. W., Jr.—P. M. 
Padbury, Earl—P. M. 
Price, Wm, R. 

Palmer, John G. 

Richter, H. C. W.—P. M. 
Still, Adolph.—P. M. 
Staples, Geo. E. 

Slater, George A. 

Turner, Earl 
Traufer, John, Jr. 

Wright, Winthrop Hosmer. 
Walker, John 
Williams, R. F. 


DIED—Fred Rayder, Charles R. Stevenson, Thomas Wilkinson. 

MEMBERS—44. 


HIRAM NO. 52.—Forsyth. 

Chartered September 14, 1898. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays in each month. 
Officers. 


Harvey Fearn, W. M. 
Paul Sax, S. W. 

A. R. Thurston, J. W. 
Thomas G. Sorenson, Tr. 


Anderson, G. C. 

Bentail, M. 

Blakesley, R. W. 
Butterfield, Harry. 
Brammeier, E. H. W. 
Blair, Jas. 

Bloomberg, Carl A. 
Bussert, E. C. 
Burnworth, Clifton H. 
Berry, K. W. 

Bunker, Park J. 
Brownfield, O. R. 
Barbour, John C. 
Brewster, George W. 
Burley, Charles H. 

Boor, Stephen. 

Church, W. I.—P. M. 
Campbell, H. L. 
Cornwell, E. A. 
Crockett, L. L. 

Cox, F. R. 

Cotton, Wendell. 

Clarke, W. E. 

Crawford, Isaac S. 
Craig, William T. 
Canfield, Charles E. 
Coleman, Charles P. 
Dean, W. B. Jr.—P. M 
Donohue, J. D. 

Dowlin, Chas. M. 
Dalton, Floyd. 

Edwards. C- C. 

Eddy, John R. 

Fearn, Harvey.—P. M. 
Fenton, Ernest E. 
Gibson, Robert A. 


D. J. Muri, Sec. 

G. Duff Stewart, S. D. 
Emmett M. Myers, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Grierson, Henry N. 
Gullickson, Alfred. 
Grandstaff, Walter. 

Gray, Guy W. 

Garretson, J. H. 

Graves, Nathan Charles. 
Huff, H. D. 

Hopkins, O. B. 

Huene, H. J. 

Hanson, Ole. 

Holly, A. F. 

Howard, Adonis. 

Hall, E. A. 

Hopkins, Chas. B.-—P. M. 
Hollenbeck, Frank K. 
Hodel, Aaron S. 

Halvorson, Oscar S. 
Haywood, Guy T. 
Johnson, C. J.—P. M. 
Johnson, Chas. W. 
Johnson, H. J. 

Johnson, Anton I.—P. M. 
Johnson, A. E. 

Johns, A. Y. 

Johnson, Carl W. 

Johnson, Paul W. 

Jones, Paul. 

Kelly, J. A. 

Kay, George. 

Klemme, Herman G. 
Kinkade, George D. 

Lind, Andrew. 

Love, Jas. B. 

Larson, Rasmus. 

Lindberg, John R. 

Lamb, Leonard L. 


Charles H. Burley, S. S. 
Paul Jones, J. S. 

A. V. Johns, Tyler. 


Marshall, James.—P. M. 
Muri, Daniel J.—P. M. 
Meyerhoff, E. F. 

Myers, John. 

Myers, Emmett M. 
McKay, John. 

McMullen, P. N. 

Nelson, C. E.—P. M. 
Newnes, S. C. 

North, Vincent W. 
Newnes, Charles. 

Nielson, N. John. 

Olson, Gustav O. 
O’Brien, H. D. 

Olden, A. J. 

Over, Geo. A. 

Powell, Elmer E. 
Packard, Charles 
Phillips, Cecil. 

Paine, L. B. 

Russett, Ludwig_ J. 
Rainey, Robert L. 
Robinson, L. W.—P. M. 
Rosenblum, Ben. 

Reed, Leroy Boyd. 
Sorenson, Thos. G. 
Stevens, William L. 
Shorey, R. O. 

Storm, John L. 

Stortz, Rheinhart. 
Sigman, Simon. 
Schmickratt, Peter F. 
Southern, John. 

Swanson, Carl Emil. 
Smith, Y. F. 

Schramm, Fred 



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JUNE 30, 


Sax, Paul 
Sansome, J. W. 

Stewart, Gordon D. 

Tart, Zeb. 

Thompson, H. M.—P. M. 
Thompson, C. E. 


Thurston, A. Raymond. 
Thimson, Harry S. 
VanDuzen, H. W. 
Wilson, A. G.—P. M. 
Williams, J. M. 
Walker, Jas. E. 


Withington, H. S. 
Wilkie, Peter M. 
Webb, A. P. 

West, Geo. H. 
Wrye, Charles H. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Lee N. Edwards, Murdo McKay. 
RAISED—Stephen Boor, L. B. Paine. 

ADMITTED—Emmett M. Myers. 

DIMITTED—B. C. Carter. 


MEMBERS—125. 


DORIC NO. 53.—Big Timber. 


Chartered September 14, 1898. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Percy G. Webb, W. M. 

Alva L. Lamb, Sec. 

J. H. Trower, S. S. 

A. W. Strickland, S. W. 

J. A. Lowry, S. D. 

E. G. Struckman, J. S. 

C. F. Ullman, J. W. 

J. W. Kirkwood, Treas. 

L. H. Lintz, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

A. L. Bray, Tyler. 

Allen, P. W. 

Jarrett, R. S.—P. M. 

Phillips, A. L. 

Anderson, Carl Y.—P. M. 

Kellogg, Dorman. 

Preston, J. H. 

Arndt, H. V. 

Kellogg, Hubert 0. 

Peck, L. R. 

Arvidson, Axel.—P. M. 

Keithley, T. K. 

Post, Daniel Y. 

Amery, W. K. 

King, J. E. 

Reid, G. R. 

Arneson, J. A. 

Kirkwood, J. W. 

Russell, J. W. 

Bade, L. C. 

Knapp, W. J. 

Schrader, Henry.—P. M. 

Bray, A. L.—P. M. 

Knowles, Aubrey. 

Shanks, W. L. 

Bryant, Samuel L. 

Kauffman, G. W. 

Skala, E. J. 

Busha, C. T. 

Lintz, Louis H. 

Skala, H. E. 

Baskett, L. W. 

Loving, Jay.—P. M. 

Smoot, Lee. 

Boe, Harold 

Long, G. B. 

Solberg, Selmer H. 

Busse, C. E. 

Lowry, J. A. 

Lemos, Manuel 

Solberg, Harold G. 

Bray, R. A. 

Steensland, Eric. 

Bryant, A. J. 

Lacklin. J. J. 

Stinson, J. H. 

Campbell, Claude. 

Lamb, 41va L. 

Stocker, Chas. 

Cameron, J. E.—P. M. 

Lamb, Charles B. 

Strickland, A. K. 

Claiborn, D.—P. M. 

Lamp, F. M. 

Stewart. Ralph. 

Cochran, William. 

McGee, S. A. 

Struckman, Emil G. 

Cross, Harry—P. M. 

McKay, James. 

Sehtnan, P. E. 

Churchill, William 

Mclvor, A. V. 

Smart, Conrad E. 

Davis, Horace S. 

McDonald, R. S. 

Taylor, A. D. 

Ellison, William. 

Mendenhall, Chas. R. 

Turco, A. J. 

Eddy, R. F. 

Miles, Ben B. 

Trower, John H. 

Fahlgren, Karl. 

Miles, Julian S. 

Ullman. C. F. 

Frost, John. 

Morris, Abe. 

Utermohle, Herman. 

Fyfe, Alexander S. 

Moore. Roy S. 

Yeblen, Harold. 

Fjelde, Jacob B. 

Nye, Wm. N. 

Voges, Chas. 

Greig, William 

Nelson, J. K. 

Yordahl, Nels. 

Hall, Edgar M.—P. M. 

Nicholson, C. C. 

Yeblen, T. A. 

Hermanson, Alfred. 

Nicholson, Stewart 

Weaver, John L. 

Hickman, F. R. 

Oliver, George. 

Webb, Percy G.—P. M. 

Higbie, I). Y. 

Orr, H. C. 

Webber, Frank S. 

Henry, B. F. 

Perrine, S. A.—P. M. 

Willman, R. Y. 

Hitchcock, Font 

Hard, Jasper W. 

Post, Judson A. 

Witten, Henry.—P. M. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—E. G. Bennke, John D. Clark. 

RAISED—F. M. Lamp, P. E. Sehtnan, Conrad E. Smart. 

ADMITTED—R. F. Eddy, Jasper W. Hard. 

DIMITTED—C. P. Burnett, W. H. Clark, George R. Perry, H. E. Williams. 
DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—W. G. Strickland. 

MEMBERS—106. 


AUGUSTA NO. 54.—Augusta. 

Chartered September 21, 1899. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 

Geo. R. Fisher, W. M. Fred W. Swanson, Sec. Edward Nett, S. S. 

Robert E. Mahood, S'. W. R. D. Wright, S. D. W. D. Yaughn, J. S. 

Hampton Bloom, J. W. C. I. Mahood, J. D. Oscar Frenks, Tyler. 

W. J. Auchard, Treas. 




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Auchard, W. J. 

Allan, R. A. 

Andrist, R. L. 

Burke, J. H.—P. M. 
Belzer, A. F. 

Bloom, Hampton 
Bakken, H. C. 

Bean, R. A. 

Barrett, W. L. 

Berube, Arthur 
Bernier, W. E. 
Carmichael, J. H. 
Carmichael, J. B. 
Carmichael, Troy. 

Craig, Marvin. 

Chisholm, M. 

Clark, Thos. 

Covington, C. C.—P. M. 
Clemons, A. A.—P. M. 
Cunniff, J. A. 

Cooper, Mat. 

Christian, G. B. 

Dunn, E. J. 

Dyer, R. J. 

Dahl, P. C. 

Earle, H. M. 

Frost, R. E. 

Franks, S. S. 

Fisher, George R. 
Fredricks, T. J. 

Frenk, Oscar. 

Garrow, Leo E. 


Master Masons. 

Garl, F. S. 

Hardman, David E. 
Howard, W. W.—P. M. 
Hicks, George. 

Heaney, Alex J. 

Herrin, Harland. 
Hardgrove, R. J. 
Hardgrove, Ray. 
Halverson, H. H. 
Ihgersoll, Sam 
Jefferson, Ben. 

Kenck, 0. A.—P. M. 
Kuhl, H. C. 

Logan, Frank. 

Larock, Samuel. 

LaRue, George. 

Myles, Hugh M. 
Matthew, L. M.—P. M. 
Miksch, J. E. 

Miksch, Taylor. 

Maliood, C. 1. 

Mahood, R. E. 

Muir, Alexander. 
McMullin, L. A. 
McFadgaen, Dave. 

Nett, H. L. 

Nett, A. P. 

Nett, Elmer—P. M. 

Nett, Edward. 

Nett, A. C. 

Neal Bruce. 

Norburg, Martin 


Nett, Harold 
Nelson. 0. F. 

Ogden, Earl. 

Palmer, R. C. 

Quinn, F. A.—P. M. 
Riney, Edward. 

Rice, Walter D. 

Sherrer, Fred. 

Sallee, H. B. 

Stewart, R. C. 

Swank, John. 

Swanson, Axel. 
Shortridge, W. W. 
Simpson, Leo. 

Swanson, F. W. 

Tewell, C. W. 

Thomas, R. A. 

Vaughn, W. D. 

Wellman, M. A.—P. M. 
Woodward, F. J.—P. M. 
Warden, W. H. 

White, J. A.—P. M. 
Walrath, D. F. 

Woods, K. C. 

Wheeler, C. D. 

Wellman, R. B. 

Wellman, H. J. 

Walrath, Alvin 
Woods, Edgar 
Wilson, Michael. 

Wright, R. D. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Allen Lewis Lawson. 

FELLOW CRAFTS—Montana August, James Muir. 

RAISED—G. B. Christian, Oscar Frenk, Ben Jefferson, Alexander Muir. 
DIMITTED—Hans Amundson, W. J. Myles. 

DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—A. Harry Severson. 
SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—W. M. Buchanan. 

DIED—Claude E. Cheziam, John Dozier, Verne Plum. 


MEMBERS—95. 


HAVRE NO. 55.—Havre. 

Chartered September 19, 1901. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 


O. L. Whitlock, W. M. 

D. McGougan, S. W. 
James Brendgord, J. W. 
W. B. Pyper, Treasurer. 


Almas, J. S.—P. M. 
Aebischer, Alex. 

Allen, E. M. 

Allen, Jos. S. 

Adams, F. L. 
Argenbright, T. L. 

Auld, John. 

Alcott, J. R. 

Andrick, Thurman. 
Anderson, G. O. 
Auerbach, Fred. 
Atkinson, H. B. 
Admundson, J. V. 
Ashurst, Henry 
Artman, Charles E. 
Aaboe, N. J. 

Alford, W. W. 

Boone, D. H. 

Buttrey,' F. A. 

Bossuot, F. F. 

Bradley, F. G. 

Brader, R. C. 

Brodrick, A. J.—P. M. 
Bentzin, R. A. 


George J. Langston, Sec. 
C. B. Cruzen, S. D. 

A. D. Chisholm, J. D. 

Master Masons. 
Brendgard, James. 
Bonine, Geo. J.—P. M. 
Brundage, C. C. 
Berthelote, Jos. F. 
Bronson, C. C. 

Bailey, John. 

Bing, Walter.—P. M. 
Boyd, C. H. 

Bruss, A. F. 

Benson. J. C. 

Bimrose, T. E. 
Baumgartel, Carl. 

Black, F. O. 

Bager, E. W. 

Brainerd, P. A. 

Bemis, E. R. 

Blair, W. H. 

Bogart, O. R. 

Berry, D. H. 

Brobst, A. M. 

Backlund, J. O. 
Brendgord, Peter. 
Brigham, O. P. 

Bossnot, A. G. 


Peter Brendgord, S. S. 
S. H. Erickson, J. S. 

C. E. Artman, Tyler. 


Bartelmay, F. R. 
Bradford, George. 
Brewer, C. H. 
Chase, A. S. 
Carnal, J. S. 
Carruth, E. C. 
Chestnut, B. F. 
Clack, H. E. 
Coster, H. W. 
Carlis, J. T. 
Christensen, J. C. 
Clack, W. D. 
Casman, Gerald. 
Cowger, S. P. 
Cross, A. C. 
Cowing, W. A. 
Carlsgaard, H. L. 
Carleton, F. E. 
Cross, H. S. 
Cruzen, C. B. 
Carpenter, Elmer. 
Chisholm, A. D. 
Christian, William. 
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Clack, P. D. 

Doles, P. W.—P. M. 
Dahmer, H. F. 

Davis, C. S. 

Davis, W. S. 

Dano, R. W. 

Dewar, Geo. W. 
DeKerchove, Norbert. 
Drinkwater, Geo. C. 

Davis, R. R. 

Daum, A. J. 

Dunham, E. C. 

Erickson, M. J. 

Erler, Richard G. 

Emery, C. T. 

Emslie, James. 

Emerson, C. E. 

Erickson, S. H. 

Erickson, A. L. 

Fuller, H. E. 

Ferguson, J. A. 

Foster, S'. B. 

Forge, Geo. L. 

Fischer, P. L. 

Felton, Robert. 

Frater, Andrew Jr. 
Fraser, John S. 

Funk, Guy N. 

Foster, L. W. 

Griffin, C. B. 

Grimmer, A. M. 

Grant, Peter. 

Griggs, V. R. 

Gibb, W. C. 

Goms, H. C. 

Gerber, D. E. 

Golden, A. L. 

Gynn, James A. 

Hedge, W. S. 

Hamilton, W. F.—P. M. 
Hicks, Alfred. 

Howson, W. S. 

Hoeft, H. H. 

Haglund, E. O. 

Haglund, A. T. 

Haglund, G. R. 

Hillsbeck, B. F. 

Hughes, Edward. 

Hyman, S. H. 

Hatler, F. O. 

Hatler, O. S. 

Howe, J. L. 

Hanson, C. S. 

Horton, R. E. 

Hanson, M. O. 
Hazelwood. H. J. 

Holt, W. C. 

Heath. C. C. 

Hombs, James 
Haglund. B. Y. 

Hauge, O. C. 

Hamilton, B. F. 

Hanson, A. M. 

Hatler, E. O. 

Headington, W. R. 
Helgeson, H. A. 

Holsapple, James F. 
Hallberg, J. G. 

Hansen, A. G. 

Hopen, A. A. 

Hoaglund, E. E. 

Hulett, W. N. 

Iverson, Thos. E. 
Johnson. J. A. 

Johnson, R. C. 

Johnson, D. D. 

Jarvis, W. A. 

Johnson, C. S. 
Kannewurf, A. L. 

Kay, J. M.—P. M. 
Kendig, Wm.—P. M. 
Keith, A. M. 


Koepke, C. B. 

Koemer, J. C. 

Koerner, C. W. 
Kendrick, O. M. 

Koeppel, R. T. 

Kelley, Jas. D. 
Kapernick, A. W. 

Kuhr, M. P. 

Keene, J. M. 

Klingler, Herman 
Kaste, J. W. 

Kenread, Thomas. 
Langston, Geo. J. 

Lynch, Peter. 

Lee, A. E. 

Lant.ry, B. M. 

Linder, Jos. 

Liggett, E. C. 

Larsen, A. C. 

Lechner, W. O. 

Lucke, Louis J. 
Lofegren, J. A. 

Lewis, C. J. 

Lindsey, F. L. 

Landis, R. E. 

Lange, Karl. 

Love, R Y. 

Lampkin, John S. 
Larson, Sevore. 

Leuthart, L. J. 
McClintock, T. E. 
McKenzie, Thos. W.—P. 
MacKenzie, D. S. 
McKenzie, W. L. 

McSloy, F. D. 

McKay, A. W. 

McKnight, W. C. 
McMasters, H. F. 
McNichol, D. W. 
McGougan, Donald. 
McKelvy, W. C. 
McKnight, S. B. 
MacKenzie, John S. 
McCabe, J. E. 
McCutcheon, R. I. 
Morris, C. F. 

Mathews, J. F.—P. M. 
Magnan, H. A.—P. M. 
Mack, L. W. 

Martin, James E. 

Meyer, H. F. 

Morgan, Geo. W. 
Mathews, L. E. 

Miller, Alex 
Morrison, C. E. 

Mapes, James A. 

Moran, Charles. 
Musselman, Evereth. 
Nelson, C. A. 

Nolan, J. C. 

Nelson, J. P. 

Wpivman, Frank L. 
Nichols, F. J. 

O’Neil, Dan. 

Owen, L. M. 

O’Neil. E. R. 

Oglesby, Ward. 

Pyper, W. B.—P. M. 
Pastene, A. A. 

Paterson, C. W. 
Peterson, P. A. 

Pressly, H. J. 

Padrick, E. V. 

Prouty, C. I. 

Paine, J. M. 

Packer, H. D. 

Perry, J. R. 

Parke, K. J. 

Pratt, C| N. 

Peterson, A. N 
Rathbone, R. M. 

Rose, C. A.—P. M. 


Rose, J. W. 

Rose, F. M. 

Ross, Alex. 

Runkel, E. E. 

Runkel, F. F. 

Rae, W. E. 

Roach, David. 

Rubie, O. R. 

Reid, J. H 
Rathbone, E. R. 

Reasman, C D. 

Ruetten, John H. 

Ruttan, Robert. 

Rieirson, C. R. 

Sands, R. L. 

Scott, Thos. 

Scott, Fred H. 

Skylstead, O. G.—P. M. 
Stringfellow, H. W. 
Schick, F. J. 

Strode, T. P. 

Shane, R. C. 

Schule, R. R. 

Stranahan, C. R. 

Spooner, H. R.—P. M 
Spooner, W. A. 

Sprague, E. C. 
Sommerville, Wm. 

Sherry, James. 

Sherbeck, O. G. 

Shane, G. B. 

Shepard, A. D. 

'Smith, J. W. 

Schwartz, H. B. 
Schollard, James. 

Shanks, Guy. 

Shane, A. R. 

Sundahl, A. G. 

Schroeder, A. W. 

Slettin, John. 

Stockbridge, F. D. 

Stahn, W. E. 

Swift, M, H. 

Sundberg, Ed. 

Savage, Floyd D. 

Searles, Frank L. 

Staton. A. G. 

Schwaberg, Fred. 

Smith, Ralph. 

Sweetland, L. H. 
Sandberg, Martin. 

Sailor, F. W. 

Sinclair, William. 

Snyder, G. W. 

Taylor, C. M. C. 
Trommer, J. E. 

Timmons, J. M. 

Timmons, R. C. 
Thompson, E. L. 
Townsend, W. H. 

Tucker, E. F. 

Tasker, H. A. 

Torkelson, John. 

Valedon, Jos. F. 

Wright, J. A.—P. M. 
Webber, A. M. 

Wallinder, Peter—P. M. 
Williams, A. E. 

Walker, S. C. 

Ward, H. C. 

Wilkie, A. E. 

Wright, O. R. 

Whitlock, O. L. 

Welsh, D. P. 

White, Z. A. 

White, Z. LeRoy. . 
Wilson, C. B. 

Waite, Herbert. . 

Wiley, C. H. 

Willey, C. W. 

Wood, B. T. 

Wiltner, W. E. 


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Whisler, A. C. 
Waldrip, L. E. 
Williams, J. E. 


Williams, L. D. 
White, F. D. 


White, C. H. 
Wild, Frank. 


^ ENTERED APPRENTICES—Frank L. Simpson, Charles E. Coughran, A. L. 

RAISED—N. J. Aaboe, W. W. Alford, F. R. Bartelmay, George Bradford, C. H. 
Brewer, F. J. Cruzen, A. L. Erickson, E. E. Hoaglund, W. N. Hulett, J. E. McCabe, 
R. I. McCutcheon, F. J. Nichols, C. R. Rieirson, F. W. Sailor, William Sinclair, 
G. W. Snyder, C. H. White, Frank Wild. 

REINSTATED—P. D. Clack, L. J. Lenthart. 

DIMITTED—L. S. Autrey, J. N. Bingham, L. M. Lerberg, A. L. Ward, Martin 
Wick. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—W. C. Abbott, G. A. Christensen, 
I. R. Dick, W. F. Edgecomb, M. B. Ferguson, H. W. Gross, Frank Laird, R. H. 
Long, W. D. McFarlane. 

DIED—R. F. Erler, J. A. Rose, James W. Wilson. 

MEMBERS—325. 


MOUNT JEFFERSON NO. 56.—Pony. 

Chartered September 19, 1901. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Saturdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Samuel S. Young, W. M. James A. Flint, Sec. 
Charles L. Martin, S. W. Arthur J. Warner, S'. D. 


Alfred Davis, J. W. 
Bazel Tinsley, Treasurer. 


Albert B. Miller, J. D. 


Master Masons. 


Adkins, Eli S. 

Adkins, William Henry. 

Allen, Luman W. 

Allen, Thomas 0. 

Armstrong, Frank. 

Arnold, M. J. 

Babcock, Elmer E. 

Barter, Albert Edson. 

Bell, Clarence N. 

Bell, John W. 

Bosworth, Jesse S. 

Bosworth, John C. 

Box, David. 

Brownback, Fred’k W. Jr. Hore, James E 
Brown, Clifford U. 

Casson, Edwin. 

Castberg, William. 

Cleaveliand, Horace A. 

Connor, Michael Lewis. 

Cowdrey, Charles. 

Crichton, Robert A. 

Camero.i, Charles 
Courtney. Clarence R. 

Carmin, Wilbur F. 

Davis, Alfred. 


Flint, James A. 

Grant, Peter.—P. M. 
Grant, Frank M. 

Gambee, Jesse H. 

Grant, Elmer F. 

Giles, Marshal M. 

Hackley, Edward C. 
Hadzor, George B.—P. M. 
Hadzor, Montana F. 
Hadzor, Robert C.—P. M. 
Hanson, George S. 

Hill, Jackson J. 

Honsinger, Wm. Harry. 


Hudson, Clifford W. 

Hunt, Charles B. 

Hale, George C. 

Huntley, Percy A. 

Jackson, Ernest W. 

Jackson, John T. P.—P. M. Smith, Amos J. 
Jackson, Oscar. Shores, George M. 

Jay, Orson A. Tinsley, Bazel.—P. M. 

Land, Jefferson D.—P. M. Wade, Arthur M. 


Charles C. Durham, S. S. 
Luman W. Allen, J. S. 
Ernest L. Williams, Tyler. 


McLeod, John Gordon. 
McLeod, Lester J. 

McAfee, Lucius O. 

McLean, Annis C. 

Parker, Edward Clarence. 
Patrick, Isaac.—P. M. 
Phillips, Harry Samuel. 
Purdom, Charles A. 

Potts, Walter S. 

Purdom, George S. 

Powell, George J. 

Rogers, Hugh C. 

Rahn, Peter. 

Rawls, Adolphus C. 

Sacry, John A. 

Sappington, Charles H. 
Schreiner, Henry J. 
Severson, Severt. 

Shaw, Loren. 


Macdonald, J. Lincoln. 
Marshall, Samuel. 


Drackert, Chas. E.—P. M. Martin, Alonzo L.—P. M. 


Durham, Charles C. 
Eastlick, Harry G. 
Eastlick, John T.—P. M. 
Erie, John Percy—P. M. 
Fletcher, William A. 


Watt, Robert H. 
Watt, Willard J. 
West, Justin W. 
Wilkie, James. 
Wilson, Homer 
Warner, Arthur J. 
Williams, Ernest L. 
Young, Samuel 9. 


Meador, William Wallis. 

Martin, Charles Lester 
Miller, Albert B. 

McKay, Wm. Charles. 

McLeod, John D. 

RAISED—Wilbur F. Carmin, Percy A. Huntley, George J. Powell. 

ADMITTED—Marshal M. Giles. 

DIMITTED—Roll O. Griggsby, John M. Leek, Wilbur E. Moser, Charles Tweedy. 
SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—M. F. Macdonald, Wm. J. 
Fitzhugh. 

DIED—Jacob Odor Bailey, Charles E. Reel. Wells Wentz. 

MEMBERS—93. 


MALTA NO. 57.—Malta. 
Chartered September 16, 1903. 
Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Saturdays 

Officers. 

A. F. Winkler, W. M. J. B. Pierce, Sec. L. R. 

N. W. Hicks, S. W. W. F. Mills, S. D. F. C. 

E. P. Siegert, J. W. C. B. Hanson, J. D. W. F. 

Josef Sklower, Treasurer. 


in each month. 

Wood, S. S. 
Gabriel, J. S. 
Hardin, Tyler. 




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Arnot, Allin G 
Allen, John. 

Aikins, Geo. A. 

Aikins, Joseph A. 

Barnes, Lyman.—P. M. 
Brown, Jay. 

Brayton, James M. 
Blumenthal, Ellis.—P. M. 
Blankenhorn, Chas. E. 
Boese, Henry R. 

Bell, George V. 

Bell, Roy E. 

Bushnell, B. P. 

Berger, J. D. 

Blunt, C. W. 

Cosner, Harry W.—P. M. 
Casady, O. H. 

Cosner, C. W. 

Carlton, George Frederick. 
Campbell, Ray Lewis. 
Culbertson, John T. M. 
Chase, W. H. 

Clingan, C. E. 

Davidson. Andrew.—P. M. 
Dibble, Seth H. 

Dobbs, Hollis. 

Davis, Richard Roger. 
Day, L. W. 

Dow, Fred W. 

Dorr, Herbert L. 

Edwards, Lee C.—P. M. 
Forbes. George. 

Gabriel, Fred C. 

Gould, Arthur H. 


Master Masons. 

Hardin, John.—P. M. 
Hall, Fred W. 

Heath, George E. 

Hardin, Wm. Floyd. 
Hanscom, A. S.—P. M. 
Hicks, Norman Western. 
Hough, Edwin A. 

Huston, David B. 
Hanson, C. B. 

Hardman, R. F. 

Hittle, John. 

Hough, W. G. 

Hewitt, George W. 
Haynes, C. E. 

Hromas, F. J. 

Hensen, Paul. 

Johnson, Thomas.-—P. M. 
Jones, Marvin P. 

Kirton H. M.—P. M. 
Kelly, Amos N. S. 
Lehman, R. C. M. 

Lee, E. G. 

Ludwick. Verne John. 
Larson, T. J. 

Lee, C. J. 

Lambert, Prosper H. 
Loomis, George H. 
McKone, O. F. 
McCaughin, Charles M. 
McKee, Robert Earl. 
Mills, Ralph Elsworth. 
Misfeldt, Max Henry, 
■^ills, Wallace F. 

Mead, W. E. 


Nybo, Louis A.—P. M. 
Noland, J. D. 

Newhouse, William A. 
Phillips, B. D. 

Phillips, B. M. 

Pierce, J. B.—P. M. 
Parker. K. A.—P. M. 

Plott, Henry C. 

Peterson. Martin 
Runsre, Everett Willard. 
Roadhouse, J. E. 

Rucker, Thomas F. 

Survant, John. 

Sklower, Emanuel.—P. M. 
Scheppelmann, E. R. 
Schlecht, W. W. 

Siegert, Edward P. 
Shenefelt, Orville Porter. 
Sklower, Josef. 

Schneider, W. G. 

Solberg, Louis J. 

Simms, W. E. 

Trafton, Robert M.—P. M. 
Thompson, G. F. 

Tressler, John A. 

Vert, Jesse F. 

Wallace, Norvall. 

Winkler, Alfonse F. 
Walker, James Madison. 
Whitney, George C. 
Watkins, James A. 

Woods, L. R. 

Weikle, M. T. 

Whitney, A. L. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Carl Braathen. 

RAISED—Paul Hensen, F. J. Hromas, W. E. Simms, A. L. Whitney. 
ADMITTED—C. E. Haynes, Prosper H. Lambert, George H. Loomis, William A. 
Newhouse, Thomas F. Rucker. 

DIMITTED—A. W. Baehr, A. O. Cordry, Frank C. Lewis, C. H. McCready, 
E. I. Miller, Adam P. Ritchie. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—B. S. Parsons. 

DIED—Robert Lee Flegal. 


MEMBERS—102. 


EUCLID NO. 58.—Great Falls. 

Chartered September 16, 1903. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 

M. A. Ford, S. S. 

E. A. Thompson, J. S. 
O. J. Bristol, Tyler. 


E. S. Bardwell, W. M. 

L. F. Nichols, S. W. 

T. C. Hibbard, J. W. 

J. W. Agnew, Treasurer. 


Agnew, John W.—P. M. 
Ashworth, Posy H. 
Armour, Ray M.—P. M. 
Armour, Ross A. 

Arthur, Riboro L. 
Archambault, Albert J. 
Arndt, John J. 

Babcock, Volney J. 
Bannister, Ivan J. 
Bannister, William H. 
Barkemeyer, Arthur E. 
Barker, John C. E. 

Baris, Ben. 

Beard, William H.—P. M. 
Berry, Roger W. 

Bice, Chas. W. 

Bird, George W. 

Blend, C. K. 

Bronson, Frank A. 

Brown, E. W. 


H. A. Duncan, Sec. 

R. L. Doty, S. D. 

L. A. Jenkins, J. D. 

Master Masons. 
Burris, Frank J. 
Bardwell, Earl S. 

Blinn, George W. 
Bowman, Albert. 

Brown, James M. 
Beardsley, Tracey E. 
Cameron, Robert. 
Campbell, John E. 
Campbell, Rufus H. 
Carlson, Anton. 

Carver, Eugene L. 

Cary, Harold A. 
Christensen, Carl T. 
Clearman, R. August. 
Clutton, Will F. 

Cocks, John. 

Coleman, E. LeRoy. 
Collins, James.—P. M. 
Coulter, Chas. T. 

Craig, David. 

Connor, Michael M. 


Couch, Thomas 
Cottier, Melvin G. 
Colgrove, Clarence E. 
Clary, Roy F. 
Clements, Roland F. 
Clutton, Sam W. F. 
Crane, John Abner. 
Davis, Elon. 

Dawes, Harry T. 
DeLong, M. L. 

Depew, Mack. 

Dewar Earl E. 

Doherty Chas. 

Dow James C. 

Draper Robert M. 
Duncan, H. A.—P. M. 
Dalve, Clarence L. 
Dame, William E. 
Doty, Ralph L. 

Dodge, Clark D. 

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Ede, Cecil T. 

Ede, Fred. 

Edson, Kenneth R. 

Eggin, Elof. 

Elliott, Archibald T. 
Embery, Austin M. 
Emerson, L. Wade. 
Erickson, J. - Albert. 
Erickson, Olaf. 

Elton, Carl G. 

Ferguson, Gordon L. 

Ford, Michael A. 

Fouteh, A. E. 

Fox, J. E. 

Frazer, R. B. 

Fryer, Ray B. 

Ferguson, William B. 
Gaunt, Ray S. 

Gibson, Victor F. 

Givins, Frank. 

Gooding, Walter. 

Grant, James. 

Grills, William. 

Gutchell, Chas. H.—P. M. 
Grinde, Ed 
Gaylord, Douglas E. 
Glover, Roy H. 

Haagensen, Emil M. 
Hamilton, Oscar W. 
Harper, George.—P. M. 
Harris, H. O. 

Hassard, Rudolph E. 

Haws, Chas. E. 

Hegland, Lee. 

Hendrickson, Richard M. 
Henger, Frank A. 
Henrikson, Chris M. 
Hibbard, Thomas C. 
Hickman, George.—P. M. 
Hinck, A. W. 

Holt, Robert K. 

Hubbard, Frank A. 
Hughes, Samuel J. 

Hull, Robert C. 

Humphrey, John P. 
Hussman, Fred A. 

Hynds, Arthur A. 
Haddeland. Knute 
Hanshue, Clarence H. 
Hazelwood. Norman. 
Huotari, Fred. 

Hatcher, Frank E. 
Henwood, Reginald E. 
Hober, Fred L. 

Heck, Frank W. 

Jackson, Robert P. 

Jacoby, Phillip. 

Jenkin, Cecil J. 

Jenkin, Leonard A. 
Johnson, George L. 
Johnson, Roy R. 

Judge, John. 

Judson, R. A.—P. M. 
Jenkins, Edward R. 
Johnston, William 
Johnson. John A. 

Jones, James H. 

Judson, Horace W. 
Johnson, Clarence H. 
Kaufman, Abe. 

Keuhner, George. 

Knox, Robert M. 

Knudsen, Albert E. 
Kornfeld, Maurice. 
Klaisner, Glenn. 

Kirkemo, H. Elmer 
Knudsen, George. 

Lampen, Frank C. E. 
Lapeyre, Robert. 

Largent, Sami. D.—P. M. 
Lease, Newton T. 


Levin, Eric. 

Lloyd, John R.—P. M. 
.Liongley, William H. 
Lord, B. E. 

Loyan, Milton K. 

Larson, John L. 

Larson, Ernest V. 

Lindh, Latimer C. 
Lyman, Eddy E. 

Larson, Nels S'. 

Lease, Howard S. 

Madison, Cleve H. 
Mellish, Arthur M. 
Merritt, Burwell S. 
Milne, George. 

Mitchell, Harry B. 
Morris, C. C. 

Morris, Martin L. 
Morrison, William A. 
Mowery, William R. 
Murray, Alex. 

Myhre, Asgar. 

Madden, Barry L. 
Munson, John L. 

Maybee, B. N. E. 

Muir, John Brown 
Mans, Rudolph H. 

Miller, Norman W. 
Mitchell, Willard E. 
McCole, Harry H. 
McDonald, Albert H. 
McGee, F. L. 

McGregor, James. 
McLean, Allan E. 
McLean Chas. H. 
McNair, Ben. P.—P. M. 
McNair, Chester S. 
McCune, William D. 
McCallum, Allen G. 
MacCharles, Alex D. 
McKay, James L. 
McKenzie, Andrew J. 

Newman Ferdinand. 
Newman Harry. 

Newman, Lewis. 
Nicholson, Murdock D. 
Noble, Robert B. 
Nichols, Lawerence F. 
Nelson, Forest O. 
Nisson, N. Peter 
Niblett, John E. 

Pappin, Floyd J. 

Parker, E. L. 

Penny, Herbert R. 
Peterson, A. N. 

Phillips, Fred A. 

Pierce, Herbert I. 
Pierce, Will H. 

Place, B. Austin. 

Pullen, Chas. E. 

Pyne, Francis R. 
Pearson. Frederick J. 
Peters, Roy E. 

Proctor, Merton D. 
Painter, William C. 
Peterson, John E. F. 
Quiggin, E. Howard. 
Reid, James H. 
Remneas, Alex. 

Rice, Harry D. 
Richards, Frank E. 
Rixford, Davis R. 
Robertson, Joseph W. 
Robinson, George L. 
Roosevelt, F. C.—P. M. 
Ross, Chas. F. 

Roth, Albert. 

Roth, Amil. 

Roth, John S. 


Russell, Robert B. 
Romunstad, Joseph 
Robinson, Fred H. 
Remington, Sumner A. 
Roushar, Adolph D. 

Roll, Fritz F. 

Reed, Thomas G. 

Ruble, Edward R. 
Schwartz, Maurice J. 
Scott, E. E. 

Scotten, Frank.—P. M. 
Severance, Roy H. 

Shafer, Emory B. 
Sherwood, Richard. 

Silk, Peter C. 

Smith, Cyrus D. 

Sprague, H. Max. 

Stearns, Frank. 

Stearns, Wm. H.—P. M. 
Sten, F. J. 

Stiles, L. Eugene. 
Stockett, Howard N. 
Stockett, Lewis. 

Strain, Earle. 

Straiton, Floyd. 

Straiton, George R. 
Stearns, George H. 
Schuppert, R. C. 

Smith, Fred S. 

Stillman, Joseph J. 
Sherman, Louis 
Steege, Henry H. 

Searle, Almon B. 

Stiles, Avert Elton. 

Stead, Robert H. 

Tiate, Orlin F. 

Teague, Jesse E. 
Thompson, A. P. 

Titus, Chas. I. 

Totten, Stanley H. 
Townsend, E. W. 
Tribilcock, Herbert. 

Tait, John E. 

Thompson, Elmo A. 
Tirsell, John A. 

Tripp, John L. 

Terrill, Arthur H. 

Tirsell, Leonard F. 

Van Tylenger, J.—P. M. 
Vidal, Laurence E. 

Voris, Harry. 

Vye, Perry D. 

Wallin, John. 

Warner, J. Bruce. 
W'eithoff, Fred. 

Whalen, James W. 
Wheeler, Forrest E. 
Wilcoxson, Willard R. 
Wheeler, Frank O. 
Willcomb, Roland H. 
Wilson, A. Howard. 
Wilson, Fred H. 
Woodward, Cliff D. 
Woodward, Ernest P. 
Woodward, Frank J. 
Woodworth, F. G.—P. M. 
Wright, Ben C. 

Wright, J. Alex. 

Wright, William A. 
Whitten, Nathaniel B. 
Waltermire. William W. 
Walker, Ira J. 

Wallace, Josephus. 
Warner, Frank. 
Whitehead, P. A. 

Wilson,. George W. 
Wocasek, James W. 
Wolfe, George E. 
Waltman, Wayne E. 
Watson, Cloe E. 


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Welch, Rolla S. Walnum, Frank H. Wilson, Donald. 

Wilks, Charles H. Whittall, Richard. Yaw, Harry M. 

Witt, Harry. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES—Alen K. Carroll, George W. Heimbach, John H. 
Irwin, Charles O. McVay, Arthur G. Osterberg. 

RAISED—Tracey E. Beardsley, Carl G. Elton, Frank W. Heck, Clarence H. 
Johnson, George Knudsen, Nels S. Larson, Howard S. Lease, William C. Painter, 
John E. F. Peterson, Edward R. Ruble, Robert H. Stead, Richard Whittall, Donald 
Wilson. 

ADMITTED—Andrew J. McKenzie, Roland H. Willcomb. 

REINSTATED—Frank H. Walnum. 

DIMITTED—G. A. M. Anderson, F. M. Fryberg, Phillip A. Heimlick. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Charles W. Lemon, John H. 
Polglase, Paul E. Rohne, Adam Stimpert, Henry A. Stoltenberg, James B. Teulon. 

MEMBERS—309. 


MANHATTAN NO. 59.—Manhattan. 


Chartered October 5, 1904. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


H. B. Chambers, W. M. 
R. B. Spangler, S. W. 
H. W. Turner, J. W. 
G. Verwolf, Treasurer. 


Armstrong, Yivian David. 
Arends, John Henry. 
Altenbrand, Henry Jr. 
Achison, Robert F. 

Baker, Herbert E.—P. M. 
Barbour, Robert F. 

Bevier, Louis C. 
Brandenburg, Wm. E. 
Bowers, Charles H. 

Becker, Henry W. 
Buitenhoff, Chris 
Beck, Henry E. 

Benepe, Henry H. 

Curtis, Jay, W.—P. M. 
Clark, George K. 

Caruso, Sullivan F. 
Chambers, Henry B. 
Danley, Irving U.—P. M. 
Duffin, Frank H. 

Dean, Edwin H. 

Ecton, Zales Nelson. 
Forrest, James. 

Forrest, William. 

Hoffman, John A. 

Harris, Willard E.—P. M. 
Hunter, Benjamin F. 
Houstman, Chauncey R. 
Hucheson, Asa. 


N. K. Troost, Secretary. 
Charles G. Monroe, S. D. 
Henry Becker, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Jakle, Frank R. 

Kimball, K. C.—P. M. 
tvay, Elba M. 

Lewis, George M.—P. M. 
LeLachuer, L. M.—P. M. 
Lehman, Frederick. 
Lockridge. Torrence. 
Lunday, George. 

Lehman, Boid. 

LeMunyon, Riley. 

Lunday, Russell L. 

McLeod, Malcolm.—P. M. 
McClelland, Wm. H. 
i' T cOuaigg, James H. 
McPherson, R. G. 
Merriman, De Forest L. 
Morrison, Peter D. 

Monroe, Charles G. 

Meece, Charles Brent. 
Muir, William G. 

Meece, Millard. 

O’Connell, John. 

Odell, Clifford W. 

Putzier, Robert A. 

Parish, Jess. 

Peterson. Ernest A. 

Pay, Mell B.—P. M. 
Phelps, Fred C. 


Chris Buitenhof, S. S. 
Alva Rogers, J. S. 

C. B. Meece, Tyler. 


Patton, Clyde. 

Quinby, Charles F. 

Rogers, Alva J. 

Smith, Norman A.—P. M. 
Stewart, Percy C. 

Seerley, Clem C.—P. M. 
Smith, Jurie B. 

Spangler, Roy B. 

Skinner, Earl B. 

Seese, J. Stanley. 

Smith, Fred E. 

Taylor, George L.—P. M. 
Thomas, Harry J.—P. M. 
Taylor, Wm. H.—P. M. 
Townsend, Charles A. 
Tryon, Victor W. 

Tice, Thomas Henry. 
Turner. H. W. 

Talbott, James N. 

Thurston, Henry Lester. 
Thompson, Oscar L. 
Troost. Nicholas K. 
Verwolf, George.—P. M. 
Wedeman, George H. 
Wright, Eugene M. 

White, Walter.—P. M. 
Williams Chester 
Wyatt, W. R. 


RAISED—Asa Hucheson. 


ADMITTED—Henry H. Benepe, Clyde Patton, C. A. Townsend. 
DIMITTED—J. F. Cheeseman, Lloyd M. Johnson. 

MEMBERS—84. 


BASIN NO. 60.—Basin. 

Chartered October 5, 1904. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Tuesdays in each month. * 

Officers. 

Earl Williams, W. M. Swan Anderson, Sec. A. C. Ray, S. S. 

Theo. Broderson, S. W. J. V. Donnell, S. D. Gust A. Freeburg, J. S. 

Frank Casper, J. W. P. C. Comeau, J. D. J. H. Rule, Tyler. 

Louis Sponheim, Treas. 



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Antonovich, Lesso. 
Anderson, Swan 
Beck, Geo. A. 

Becker, Jno. H.—P. M. 
Berry, Alvin. 

Byrnes, Thos. M. 
Buckingham, Avery.—P. 
Broderson, Theo. 

Bavan, David. 

Carlson, Frank G. 

Comeau, P. C. 

Carlson, Chas. A. 

Cooper, John F. 

Dowling, P. F.—P. M. 
Dunn, George. 

Donnell, John V. 
Eisenhauer, R. C. 

Freeborn, M. 

Freeburg, August. 

RAISED—K. 0. Kessler, 

DIMITTED—Joe G. Ye. 


Master Masons. 

FitzGibbons, E. R. 

Hahn, J. J. 

Hopkins, Truman 
Hankins, Calvin. 
Johnson, E. R. 

Knowles, F. C. 

.Kemp, Harry L. 

Kessler, K. O. 

Lowry, Thos. J. 

Lindsay, Joe G. 

Madden, James'—P. M. 
Maguire, L. L. 

-Lason, Arthur 
Moser, George—P. M. 
Mutz, William. 
McConnell, Hugh. 

Norris, C. 

Osborne, Geo. N.—P. M. 
Park, J. S. 

Joe G. Lindsay, John G. 


Pederson, Tliorvald 
Ray, A. C—P. M. 
Renick, Ira A. 

Reickert, E. W. 

Rule, John H.—P. M. 
Rowe, Phil M. 

Rhoday, John G. 
Sponheim, Louis.—P. M. 
Sanquist, W. A.—P. M. 
Taylor, J. M.—P. M. 
Thomas, L. D. 

Turney, Floyd. 
Thompson, R. B. 
Upshur, J. P. 

Vogel, Louis. 

Wallin, Gust. 

Weaver, Wm. . . 

Williams, Eari 


Rhoday, Phil M. Rowe. 


SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Dennis 
George Swan. 


MEMBERS—56. 


Poitras, Joe T. Poitras, 


WISDOM NO. 61.—Wisdom. 

Chartered September 19, 1906. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays in each month. 


Don E. Anson, W. M. 
Jacob Neidt, S. W. 
Frank Wilke, J. W. 
Hans Jorgenson, Treas. 


Anson, Don E. 

Anderson, A. C. 

Arnott, Leroy 
Anderson, Edwin S. 
Anderson, John N. 

Brown, Frank T. 

Bacon, Frank L. 

Barry, Albert T. 

Barry,, Arthur T. 

Bell, Chas. J. 

Bauman, Albert. 

Brown, Clarence. 

Canfield, O. B. 

Clack, Phil A. 

Capehart, H. L. 

Clapp, Walter M. 

Cai>eliart. Harold 
Davis, Ray R. 

Dinnen, Samuel. 

Enderly, M. L. 

Francis, Chas. W.—P. M. 
Francis, Geo. 

Fletcher, O. F. 

Geiser, John. 

Griffith, Evan 4. 
Hazelbaker, F. A. 

Husted, Oscar T. 
Hollingsworth, J. E. 
Husted, I Frank. 

Huntley, Carl R. 


Officers. 

Ray Shaw, Secretary. 
Harold Capehart, S. D. 
Charles Bell, J. D. 

Master Masons. 


Edward Miller, S. S. 
Fred Spannuth, J. S. 
Arthur M. Keas, Tyler. 


Hopkins, Harry. 

Hirschy, Fred L. 

Hale, R. B. 

Hoyrup, Lou P. 

Hamor, Samuel C. 
Jorgensen, Jorgen.—P. M. 
Jorgensen, Hans.—P. M. 
Jorgensen, Ralph. 

Jones, Ralph A. 

Keas, Arthur M. 

Kramer, Joseph. 

Kramer, George E. 
Lawrence, Chas. L. 

Miller, Chas. E.—P. M. 
Miller, Herman A. 
Mussigbrod, H. S.—P. M. 
Miller, Dana E. 

Miller, Edward. 
Montgomery, W. G. 
Mclnnis, Hugh. 

Neidt, Jacob M. 

Nelson, John. 

Nelson, Soren P. 

Olson, C. P. 

Peterson, John. 

Peterson, Sam. 

Pendleton. F. H.—P. M. 
Parsons, Geo. H.—P. M. 
Pendergast, Thos. A. 
Pendergast, Wm. J. 


Paddock, John S. 
Paddock, Jas. F. 

Quist, Chas. 

Quist, Clair K. 

Risley, Bruce A.—P. M. 
Ramsey, M. G. 

Shaw, Jos. E.—P. M. 
Shaw, A. Ray—P. M. 
Shaw, Sanford H. 
Swanson, Gustaf. 

Schultz, Fred M. 

Smith, Wilmer J. 

Shields, A. Dresden. 
Sheimo, A. M. 

Stewart, Arch J. 

Stewart, Walter. 

Stewart, Harry A. 
Spannuth, F. C. 

Spannuth, Otto E. 
Scofield, James. 

Tope, Wm. J.—P. M. 
Tope, John B.—P. M. 
Tollefson, Oscar. 
Woodworth, Geo. 

White, Walter M. 

Willey, Ray E. 

Wampler, D. C. 

Wharton, J. C.—P. M. 
Wilkie, Frank. 

Woolman, Evan Lee. 


RAISED—Samuel Dinnen, Samuel C. Hamor, James Scofield. 
DIMITTED—Arthur H. Griffin. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Grant Spry. 


MEMBERS—90. 



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JUNE 30, 


STILLWATER NO. 62.—Columbus. 

Chartered September 19, 1906. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 


A. T. Ruehrwein, W. M. 
Paul Rosean, S. W. 

P. T. Betzner, J. W. 
William Witt, Treasurer. 


Adams, Francis I. 

Allen, Harvey P. 

Annin, Hawthorn Burt. 
Berg, B. E.—P. M. 
Bergland, Clarence E. 
Benbow, Ceborn A. 
Brown, David R. 

Bohn, Frank. 

Bahr, Emil August Franz. 
Betzner, F. T. 
Baumgardner, R. A. 
Bolton, T. I. 

Bracewell, R. F. 

Brooks, Douglas A. 
Campbell, Hugh H. 
Campbell, Ralph L. 
Clapper, Preston S. 

Cook, James Reed. 
Coombs. H. Lee 
Clark, Arthur R. 

Campbell, Charles M. 
Dolvin, Role D. 

DeGroot, Arie William. 
Donaldson, Arthur E. 
Fraser, Alexander. 

Farrell, Frank. 

Fry, Robert M. 

French, Herbert S. 
Freeman, R. M. 

Farley, L. D. 

Giltner, Grant R. 

Galahan, John C. 

Griffith, William C. 
Gardner, C. A.—P. M. 
Grimstead, S. H. 
Gestring, John F. 
Herrington, James. 
Herrington, Victor. 
Horsewood, Wm.—P. M. 


H. Lee Combs, Secretary. Russell Baumgardner, S. S. 
Clarence Hicks, Jr., S. D. Ennis E. Wilson, J. S. 

C. A. Benbow, J. D. Burt Harris, Tyler. 


Master Masons. 

Howard, Robert. 

Hersom, Perry Miles. 
Harris, Arthur G. 
Harrison, John F. 

Hicks, Clarence, Jr. 
Harris, Bert E. 

Hunton, Stanley Rupert. 
Hammond, S. G. 

Heath, Warren E. 
Iverson, G. B.—P. M. 
Iserman, Henry F. 
Jacobs, Michael A. 
Jacobs, Harry A. 
Johnson, Julius E. 
Jones, David J. 

Kern, Joseph.—P. M. 
Kortum, Hans F. W. 
Kortum, Emil. 

Kirkland, Edwin F. 
Kitchir., G. L. 

Keltz, William P. 
Kitchin, L. E. 

Loetscher. Alvin A. 
Lathom, Ray A.—P. M. 
Lee, John O. 

Miller, John O. 

Miller, Kelson W. 

Miller, Otto W. 

Mitchell, Charles M. 
Madison, Mathew. 

Moore, Leonard T. 
McBratney, E. J. 
Marvick, Wayne E. 
Nelson, Frank M. 
Orman, John E. 
Peterson, Paul S. 
Preston, Charles H. 
Perry, William W. 
Pratton, Ross D. 


Pantzer, H. T. 

Painter, Roy. 

Painter, Leslie K. 

Raiff, Harry L. 

Ray, Julian D. 

Ramspeck, George F. 
Ruehrwein, Arthur T. 
Rosean, Paul. 

Robertson, F. C. 

Richards, Charles. 
Rothwell, Craig. 

Sailor, Herman C. 

Seely, John K. 

Storer, George W. 
Sylvester, Walter D. 
Sommers, Hans D. 
Simmons, Gustave. 

St. Thomas, Nelson J. 
Smith, William P. 

Showan, Miles A. 
Schwenneker, J. K. 
Sullivan, George W. 
Schwenneker, II. B. 

Swan, F. H. 

Searles, Harley A. 

Thayer, Eugene B.—P. M. 
Thayer, DeWitt. 

Tintinger, John C. 

Vivian, Calvin B. 

White, Dudley. 

Witt, William. 

Williams, Claude T. 
Williams, Julius. 

Wilson, Albert P. 
Wilmarth, Michael M. 
Wilson, Ennis E. 

Whipple, Ralph W. 

Young, Frank S. 

Yonce, John B. 


RAISED—Hawthorn Burt Annin, Douglas Allen Brooks, Charles M. Campbell, 
S. G. Hammond, Warren E. Heath, Henry F. Iserman, William P. Keltz, Wayne E. 
Marvick, Craig Rothwell, Harley A. Searles, Ralph W. Whipple. 

ADMITTED—Harvey P. Allen, Charles Richards. 

DIMITTED—Charles Rehm, Samuel Taylor. 

EXPELLED—Stanley W. Milam. 

DIED—James Criaig, George Morrison. 


MEMBERS—117. 


PONEMAH NO. 63.—Plains. 


Chartered September 20, 1906. 

Begular Meetings—Second and Fourth Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


C. L. Willcutt, W. M. 
T. F. Dougherty, S. W. 
G. W. Larse, J. W. 

C. H. Rittenour, Treas. 


Alvard, A. A. 
Brown, A. H. 
Benedick, Claude 
Benedick, T. A. 
Buxton, L. G. 
Brown, George A. 


Ralph A. Gaines, Sec. 
J. G. White, S. D. 

E. I. Haymaker, J. D. 


Master Masons. 

Cherrington, E. H. 
Coale, E. J. 

Cody, R. 

Dougherty, C. J.—P. M. 
Dolson, W. T. 

Date, Wm. 


Ray C. Smith, S'. S. 

E. W. Hardenbrook, J. S. 
S. C. Hardenbrook, Tyler. 


Dudley, F. T.—P. M. 
Davenport, H. 
Dougherty, T. F. 
Erickson, A. W. 
Erickson, E. M. 
Eslinger, W. S. 



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Finlay, H. A. 

Fleming, A. J. 

Garber, J. D. 

Garber, J. R. 

Gauker, B. L. 

Gregory, G. C. 

Gaines, R. A. 

Goodwin, L. 

Hagen, S. S. 

Hurt, N. I. 

Hague, J. F. 

Hartman, J. L. 
Haymaker, E. I. 
Hardenbrook, S. C. 
Hardenbrook, E. W. 
Howells, A. J. 

Hanna, F. J. 

Huse, Oscar. 

Hurst, A. E. • 

Johnson, E. L.—P. M. 
Johnston, T. O. 
Johnston, R. M. 

Kruger, J. R.—P. M. 


Kearnes, J. E. 

Larse, G. W. 

Larson, Carl. 

Lewellen, F. M.—P. M. 
Leroy, L. E. 

Larse, Victor F. 

Lee, S. E. 

Lindahl, G. P. 

McKay, J. H. 

McKy, O. N. 

MacLeod, D. S.—P. M. 
Mare. H. B. 

Mitchell, V. R. 

Moller, A. A. 

Mercer, J. S. 

Miller, C. G. 

Nichols, C. H. 

Newhall, R. 

Ogden, G. B. 

Perrine. M. W. 

Peeso, F. E. 

Rittenour, C. H. 
Ruenauver, R. A.—P. M. 


Russell, C. A.—P.*M. 
Robison, C. S.—P. M. 
Rowland, H. C. 

Renner, R. R. 

Reely, G. E. 

Reynolds, T. M. 
Shipley, W. H.—P. M. 
Self, J. M.—P. M. 
Scarlett, Robt. 

Smith, H. E. 

Steele, H. S. 

Sellman, J. A. 

Shearer, W. A. 

Smith, Ray C. 

Symes, F. S. 

Toulmin, G. A. 

Taylor, E. M. 

White, J. E. 

Willcutt, C. L. 

Winkler, F. A. 

Watson, W. J 
Wagner, A. 


RAISED—G. P. Lindahl. 

ADMITTED—A. E. Hurst, C. G. Miller, Ray C. Smith. 
DIMITTED—W. D. Moffat. 

MEMBERS—86. 


WHITEFISH NO. 64.—Whitefish. 


Chartered September 20, 1906. 

Regular Meetings—Second, Fourth and Fifth Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Thomas Stacey, W. M. 
W. S. Connors, S. W. 
G. A. Parker, J. W. 

A. T. Lees, Treasurer. 


Anderson, Murray C. 
Appleman, Leo C. 

Ayotte, Russell J. 
Amsbaugh, Clinton 
Adams, William J. 
Bailey, James C.—P. M. 
Benedict, W. R. 

Bennett, Charles A. 
Blume, George H. 
Bonner, C. M.—P. M. 
Bonner, John L. 
Bradshaw, Claude- O. 
Brown, Olen L. 

Brown, Robert J. 
Bruckhauser, Louis A. 
Bugg, Edgar J.—P. M. 
Bowers, Larry R. 

Baker, Frank L. 
Brumwell, G. W. 

Bailey, Albert O. 
Baldwin, C. C.—P. M. 
Camerson, Joseph G. 
Coffman, George W. 
Collins, Fred B. 

Conners, Walter S'. 
Crawford, W. A. 
Cremans, Jos. J. 

Creon, Amandus J. 

Cripe, Ralph E. 
Cruickshank, Geo. A. 
Conlin, C. A. 

Connelly, James S. 
Crook, Amos. Sr. 
Chatterton, Herbert. 
Corey, Edgar R. 
Coughren, James C. 
Deputy, Stanley C. 
Donegan, Sam P. 
Donaldson, John W. 


H. W. Irwin, Sec. 

Len Larson, S. D. 

James Caughren, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Decker, H. G. 

Donohoe, R. M. 

Dawley, Albert J. 

Dewar, Henry J. 

Dewar, William. 

Dodds, Percy F.—P. M. 
Edmonson, Robt. A. 
Edstrom, E. E. 

Farmer, Roy G. 

Ferguson, Fred. 

Flanagan, Fergus A. 
Forcum, Ward E. 

Geddes, Elmer L. 

Goodell, John W. 

Grantier, Robert K. 
Gregory, John. 

Grimm, Walter R. 

Godfrey, Harold C. 
Gabbert, Ellis E. 

Gregg, George A. 

Haugen, John. 

Hayden, Harry L. 
Henderson, Alex. 

Herberg, Eilert. 

Hill, Carney B. 

Hogan, John G. 

Horn, John R. 

Horstman, Adolph B. 
Houston, Hugh E. 

Hove, Marvin T. 
Hutchison, E. M.—P. G. M. 
Hyde, Loren A. 

Haines, Robert F. 

Hunter, Robert 
Hiatt, Theodore W. 

Holm, Louis F. 

Hale, Sidney B. 

Hinds, John. 

Huges, A. L. 


C. A. McConville, S. S. 
Theo W. Hiatt, J. S. 

C. A. Lambertson, Tyler. 


Irwin, Henry W. 
Iverson, Carl. 
Josephson, F. E. 
Jacobson, Chas. B. 
Jammie, Wm. J. 
Jennings, Chas. H. 
Jones, Newton J. 

Jones, Leonard. 
Kaiding, Fred.—P. M. 
Karstetter, Sumner M. 
Kineston, Robert T. 
Kent, L. H. 

Larter, George H. 
Lees, Alfred T. 

Litton, James A. 
Lamberson, Charles A. 
Lamberson, Leroy M. 
Larsen, Leonard. 
Larson, Henry F. 

Maas, John F. 

Mabry, E. C.—P. M. 
MacGrath, Robert A. 
Medaris, LeRoy. 
Manwaring, Charles B. 
Marshall, W. A. 
Matthews, Charles A. 
Mayfield, H. T.—P. M. 
McClench, F. S. 
McFadzen, W. W. 
McLaughlin, A. J. 
McKee, C. L. 
McCauley, Robert. 
McCarty, Justin C. 
McConville, Chester A. 
McCauley, Leonard. 
Myron, A. O. 

Maher, John M. 

Moore, Leonard F. 
Moss, Gurnie M. 



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Maher, Harry H. 

Miller, Geo. A.—P. M. 
Morrison, A. J. 
McCammon, J. D. 
Masters, Kenneth L. 
Narnst, Martin. 

Nelson, Charles G. 
Neville, P. G. 

Olson, E. J. 

O’Leary, J. D. 

Olson, Olin A. 

Parker, Geo. A. 

Parks, Mark C. 

Plank, F W. 

Patton, Frank H. 
Quick, Manford R. 
Reinking, E. D. 
Rhoades, W. S. 
Robinson, Percy, J. 
Roebuck, C. M. 
Robertson, Volcolon W. 
Robertson. Donald J. 
Ryerson, Thomas L. 
Samson, J. A. 


Schoonover, Oscar A. 
Schoonover, Elmer. 
Sholp, Fred F. 

Sharar, Harry B. 
Sherman, Deane L. 
Shoaf, Randall S. 
Shutt, Silas.—P. M. 
Sissell, L. J. 

Smith, Charles A. 
Smith, C. Elmore. 
Smith, W. W. 

Stacey, Thomas. 
Stacey, S. S.- -P. M. 
Schradi, Archie J. 
Schultz, William R. 
Shepherd, Walter E. 
Sweet, Jesse W. 
Stanton, Lloyd A. 
Stringland, L. J. 
Shoaf, James. 

Tallman, Frank R. 
Taylor, W. W. 
Thompson, John R. 


Thorson, Gust M. 
Tillett, J. A.—P. M. 
Trippet, W. K. 

Thraff, J. E. 

Yining, A. L. 

Yan, George T. 

Watts, W. E. 

Weller, R. J. 

Wells, Harland E. 
Whitney, Thomas F. 
Webster, H. E. 

Wilde, Jos. P.—P. M. 
Willoughby, I. B. 
White, O. U. 

Winge, Ole H. 
Wilkerson, Pink 
Watson, Russell 
Williamson, Edward 
Willis, Joshud D. 
Weberg, Aif G. 
Webster, Carl B. 
Whitmore, L. E. 
Young, Lee H. 


RAISED—Albert O. Bailey, Kenneth L. Masters, Frank H. Patton, George T. 
Yan, L. E. Whitmore. 

ADMITTED—William J. Adams, C. C. Baldwin. 

REINSTATED—Percy F. Dodds, George A. Gregg, A. L. Huges, J. D. McCam¬ 
mon, James Shoaf. 

DIMITTED—H. H. Campbell, M. S'. Fales, Merel 0. Groen, H. L. Spinney. 
SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—W. F. Edwards, James M. Joy, 
R. F. Loomis, B. W. Metcalf, J. I. Robbins, George L. Ryerson. 

DIED—Soren Kerr, M. L. Prowse. 


MEMBERS—187. 


CARBON NO. 65.—Joliet. 

Chartered September 18, 1907. 

Regular Meetings—Eirst and Third Thursdays in each month. 


E. W. Talmage, W. M. 

D. O. Seright, S. W. 

G. A. Lovering, J. W. 

H. B. Pierce, Treasurer. 


Allen, W. H.—P. G. M. 
Anderson, Carl J. 
Anderson, A. G. 
Adamson, W. H. 
Anderson, McKinley T. 
Baker, Charles W. 
Baxter, Raymond C. 
Barrett, James M. 
Barrett, Thomas. 
Bergin, John. 

Berkland, William. 
Bulen, P. C. 

Barnum, Charles P. 
Carmony, Fred A. 
Caswell, Lemuel O. 
Chappie, Redding S. 
Clark, Robert S. 
Clawson, John R. 
Crismas, W. J.—P. M. 
Duffield, Harry. 
Duffield, William A. 
Dell. C. E. 

Daniels, Verne J. 

Eddy, Charles W. 
Fosse, T. E. 

Foster, C. B. 

Fowler, Joseph A. 
Gibson, Levi M. 


Officers. 

E. L. Marvin, Secretary. 
L. O. Caswell, S. D. 

E. T. Walker, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Goff, Orlando J. 

Gregory, Floyd E. 

Grewell, E. L. 

Gruel, Theodore. 

Gammill, J. R. 

Goetchius, J. T. 

Gruel, Edgar M. 

Harker, James H. 

Harpst, William H. 
Harris, Bert M. 

Hart, Clarence L. 

Hawson, Chas. H. L. 
Headington, George. 
Holder, Albert H.—P. M. 
Hudson, Claude E. 
Holder, Leslie. 

Jensen, Anton. 

Jensen, L. C. 

Jensen, Otto. 

Leverich, F. E. 

Lovering, Guy A.—P. M. 
Marvin, Ernest L.—P. M. 
McCoy, Gaylord.—P. M. 
McPherson, Sherman J. 
Morgan, Carl F. 

Murray, Frank. 

Mitchell, Robert A. 


M. T. Anderson, S'. S. 
J. R. Gammill. J. S. 
Horace Winkler, Tyler. 


Nerlin, Andrew. 

Nerlin, Andy, Jr. 

Oliver, Charles F.—P. M. 
Orr, James H. 

Pagel, Edward W. 

Pearce, John W. 

Perry, Russell S. 

Peterson, A. M.—P. M. 
Pierce, Harry B.—P. M. 
Parsons, William Lovell. 
Reed, Frank—P. M. 
Roberts, S. R. 

Robertson, Russell G. 
Seright, D. O. 

Smith, E. E.—P. M. 

Smith, Luther S. 

Smith, Raymond A.—P. M. 
Smith, Thomas W. 

Spaeth, A. L. 

Sandiland, James R. 

Scott, William C. 

Simpson, Y. U. 

Talmage, Elmer W. 
Talmage, N. B. 

Webber, Joseph R. 

Willis, James R. 

Walker, E. T. 

Winkler Horace. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Theodore C. Schrumff, Howard E. Smith. 
FELLOW CRAFT—John W. Bowman. 

RAISED—Alfred H. Jordan, Robert A. Mitchell, Horace Winkler. 



1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


71 


ADMITTED—Charles P. Barnum, Charles W. Eddy, Andrew Nerlin, And*y Nerlin, 
Jr., James R. Sandiland. 

REINSTATED—William C. Scott. 

DIMITTED—Alfred H. Jordan, A. A. Lambert, Walter P. Weedman. 
SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—William I. doff, W. W. Glas¬ 
gow, O. A. Hetland, Robert A. Huckleberry, John C. Johnson, Corey T. Sandage, 
Earl C. Talmage, Henry C. Wilcox. 

DIED—Robert N. Doucette, Robert W. McLeod, Jesse L. Smith. 

MEMBERS—83. 


GOLDEN FLEECE NO. 66.—Bridger. 


Chartered September 18, 1907. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Mondays in each month. 

Officers. 


N. J. Montgomery, W. M. 
R. J. Christ, S. W. 
William Baker, J. W. 

W. B. Keppler, Treas. 


R. A. Thornton, Sec. 
Frank Ashcroft, S. D. 
T. S. Boford, J. D. 

Master Masons. 


M. Lavender, S. S. 
W. J. Hummer, J. S. 
A1 Reese, Tyler. 


Adams, A. W. 

Adams, J. C. 

Ashcroft, Frank. 
Armitage, S. 

Bean, Jordan. 

Bean, M. S.—P. M. 
Bean, Russell. 

Bean, W. Neal. 
Baldwin, C. J.—P. M. 
Beaver, J. M. 

Bent, S. W.—P. M. 
Bent, W. A.—P. M. 
Beeler, C. R. 

Barclay, Rex. 

Brandt, Geo. 

Brehout, Earl. 

Baker, Wm. H. 
Buford T. S. 

Bent, John. 

Baldwin, K. J. 
Chilcott, Wm. 

Currie, Wm. 

Christ, R. J. 

Clark, Robert. 
Drummond, Robt. B. 
Du Boise, Percy. 
Dowdle, J. A. 

Drefson, G. L. 
Emmett. Jas. 

Elliott, James A. 


Forseman, John. 

Forman, Percy 
Fties, Charles 
Graham, J. R. 

Good, Thomas. 

Heslop, A. P. 

Hine, F. W. 

Hulton, Thos C. 
Hinerman, L. W. 

Hoffman, Paul. 
Harrington, J. M. 
Howard, Ira L. 

Hummer, W. J. 

Ingram, Chas. 

Jorgensen, R. J. 

Keppler. Wm. B.—P. M. 
Kime, W. W. 

Keyes, Robert 
Ludwigson. A. 
Lookingbill, J. G.- 
Lindsay, LeRoy. 
Leavander, M. 

Lang, Carl. 

Morrison, A. 

Montgomery, Noel. 
Metheny, J. E. 

Marsh, Lloyd. 

Marsh, Carol. 

Marcus, C. A. 

McKissick, Geo. 


McGaven, W. G. 
McCullough, Francis. 
Neely, Roy S. 
Overhuls, R. B. 
Overby, Ole.—P. M. 
Provinse, E. 

Provinse, A. 

Provinse, C. 

Pierce, P. R. 

Pinkney, W. E. 

Reed, John J. 

Rankin, S. W. 

Reese, Al. 

Spencer, J. T.—P. M. 
Simon, Dave.—P. M. 
Shaw, W. A. 

Sprouls, Eugene 
Sartel, John M., Jr. 
Smith, R. B. 

Stevens, L. 

Thompson, C. E. 

Todd, Willis. 
Thornton, R. A. 
Tomlinson, C. L. 
Vadheim, A.—P. M. 
Wolfe, H. E—P. M. 
Wheeler, R. H. 
Wheeler, W. W. 
Wiser, H. J. 

Wilmot C. 


-P. M. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—W. Newell, George Overstreet. 
RAISED—K. J. Baldwin, C. L. Tomlinson. 

ADMITTED—Robert Clark, W. E. Pinkney. 

DIMITTED—Roy Endicott, C. A. Nish, T. M. Rees. 

DIED—George Arrington. 

MEMBERS—90. 


TROWEL NO. 67.—Culbertson. 


Chartered September 16, 1908. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Mondays in each month. 


H. J. Anderson, W. M. 
Louis B. Myhr, S. W. 

H. C. Skarie, j. W. 

F. G. Arnette, Treasurer. 


Anderson, James W. 
Arnette, Frank G. 
Anderson H. J. 
Brooks, Ai. 


Officers. 

Knute L. Brujord, Sec. 
Charles H. Simon, S. D. 
R. C. Machgan, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Brooks, Isaac L.—P. M. 
Babcock, Paul—P. M. 
Boid, James A. 

Brujord, Knute L.—P. M. 


Bert Bowers, S. S. 
Frank F. Moon, J. S. 
Alf. E. Haugen, Tyler. 


Bettschen, Fred. 
Blevins, Lee O. 
Blair, Sidney D. 
Baker, James O. 




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Boid, Fred Chas. 
Bowers, Bert. 

Butler, A. R. 

Boid, Ralph J. 

Boid, Arthur Z. 
Bowers, Edgar Louis. 
Brown, Leonard A. 
Carr, John W. 

Chase, John M. 

Catlin, F. M. 

Donaldson, Albert. 

Dick, George K. 
Edmonds, H. D.—P. M. 
Edmonds, Richard S. 
Forsythe, John—P. M. 
Forsythe, Wm. J. 
Flateland, Knute. 
Gamble, Chas. B. 
Gustafson, Conrad. 

FELLOW CRAFT—I 


Hanson, Karl 
Haugen, Alf. E. 

Janes, George A.—P. M. 
Jaumotte, Ovid. 

Janes, John Edward. 
Joern, Justus J. 
Lewerenz, Carl C. 

Lohn, Dwight. 
MacKenzie, D. W. 

Miller, Henry A. 

Munch, Clarence J.—P. 
Myhr, Louis B. 

Moon, Frank F. 

Machgan, Reinhart C. 
McLaughlin, David E. 
McClure, John F. 
McKinney Aureus. 
Nelson, James. 


D. Behlen. 


Poe, Clinton J. 

Phelps, John M., Jr. 

Ross, Wm. G. 

Reiter, Wm. G. 

Rasmussen, Neils. 

Rude, Chestei A 
Stahl, John W.—P. M. 
Sleight, F. S. 

Simon, Chas. H. 

Skarie, Herman C. 

Sorley, Leonard J. 

Tanner, George W.—P. M. 
Taite, Frank Y. 

Torkelson, Edward. 

West, Sterling C. 

Waldron, Hugh H. 
Wollander, Selmer B. 
Wilson, N. Y. 


RAISED—Alf. E. Haugen, John M. Phelps, Jr., 
Torkelson. 


Leonard J. Sorley, Edward 


ADMITTED—Frank V. Taite. 


DIMITTED—T. W. Collinson, Arthur C. Forsyth, Trygve K. Lode, James Henry 
Hart, Sigvald A. Staveram. 


SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Ernest O. 
Kellogg. 

MEMBERS—67. 


Armstrong, Roy M. 


BELGRADE NO. 68.—Belgrade. 

Chartered September 16, 1908. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Mondays in each month, 


Officers. 

H. S. Magraw, Jr., Sec. 
Frank Heeb, S. D. 


W. F. Hardin, W. M. 

S. C. Allen, S. W. 

J. P. Penwell, J. W. 

G. W. Hogsed, Treasurer. 


Aiken, Geo.—P. M. 
Allen. Sam C. 

Angell, Ray 0. 

Bell, David. 

Bennett, Wm. 

Byrne, F. M. 

Baker, Charles. 
Cameron, C. D. 
Clark, W. H. 

Collins, Albert. 
Crawford. O. T. 
Curtis, Amos C. 
Crouse, L. E. 
Callantine, Wm. .V. 
Coon, C. W. 
Diefenderfer, I. P. 
Elliott, W. M. 

Etan, E. E. 

Eukes, Ira L. 

Erwin, James K. 
Ferney, J. M.—P. M. 
Fisher, O. W. Jr. 
Fisher, Ben H. 
Frank. R. L. 


C. W. Coon, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Foerschler, F. M. 
Foerschler, L. E. 
Geiter, W. B. 

Graybeal, J. M. 
Gilchrist, Alex. 
Goddard, E. W. 
Gilmer, Walter M. 
Heeb, Frank. 

Hall, A. W. 

Hardin, W. F. 

Hecox, C. H. 

Hecox, H. S. 

Heidel, E. L.—P. M. 
Hogsed, G. W.—P. M. 
Hogsed, W. R. 
Hubbard, Rcy B 
Jacobson. Geo. A. 
Kenyon, J. Y. 

Lobdell, R. B. 
McTaggart, Jas. 

Moore, W. H.—P. M. 
Mead. E. C. 

Magraw, H. S., Jr. 
Neunfeldt, Peter. 


H. H. Watt, S. S. 
W. M. Gilmer, J. S. 
C. H. Hecox, Tyler. 


Orr, Ralph W. 

Parkins, W. E.—P. M. 
Penwell, C. C. 

Porter, W. P.—P. M. 
Pierdon, J. A. 

Penwell, J ear. 

Phelps, George N. 
Reese, E. T. 

Ryan, Jno. 

Richardson, W. H. 

Roy, Wilfred D. 

Reinig, George. 
Saisbury, Thos. 

Smiley, M. C 
Spain, W. W. 

Stiefel, E. A. 
Stephenson, C. E. 
Thomas, W. L. 
Yandenhook, Chas. 
Wakefield, J. E. 

Wipf, J. D. C.—P. M 
Williams. M. G. 

Watt, H. H. 


FELLOW CRAFT—Jay S. Hoffman. 

RAISED—Ray O. Angell, C. E. Stephenson, H. H. Watt. 

ADMITTED—C. W. Coon, F. M. Foerschler, L. E. Foerschler, H. S. Magraw, 
Jr., Ralph W. Orr. 

DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—J. S. Ballard. 


MEMBERS—71. 



GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


73 


MUSSELSHELL NO. 69.—Harlowton. 

Chartered September 16, 1908. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Mondays in each month. 


Officers. 

Oscar Skeen, W. M. A. T. Anderson, Sec. 

Charles Kirk, S. W. W. R. Rathke, S. D. 

Fred’k. H. Fortney, J. W. G. W. Lansted, J. D. 
W. L. Hanson, Acting Tr. 


Ahlquist, E. H. 
Anderson, A. T.—P. M. 
Anderson, Rodney J. 
Alderman, Clifford R. 
Ahrens, Howard D. 
Anderson, Andrew D. 
Adelman, William A. 
Beasley, Geo. II. 
Bergqnist, A. C. 

Bills, Glenn S. 

Bliss, Guy P. 
Boifeuillet, G. D. 
Boulter, H. W. 
Brewster, F. H. 

Britzius, B. R. 

Britzius, Ed H. 

Burrows, Lawton. 
Baxter, Robert A. 
Ballard, C. A. 

Beley, Ward. 

Berg, Jacob O. 

Box, Walter O. 

Bridges, Joseph C. 
Bacon, John H. 

Britzius, Milton R. 
Bush, Herschel. 
Campbell, S. K.—P. M. 
Cathey, J. C. 

Carson, J. F. 

Carver, E. M. 

Chambers, A. M. 
Christie, J. A. 

Crawford, Dwight. 
Crawford, E. E. 
Carmicuaei, Delbert 
Cameron, Lewis, Jr. 
Carroll, Seth O. 
Campbell, H. K. 

Dreyer, A. J.—P. M. 
Dreyer, O. F.—P. M. 
Duncan, John. 

Dysart, Wm. L. 

Duncan, James 
Dichman, C. H. 

Elder, James F. 

Edson, M. D. 

East-wold, Martin 
Eggenberger, A. 

Eller, Miltford J. 
Ellingson, Elias. 

Everez, Herman. 

Fackel, Frank R. 
Fortney, Frederick H. 
Frazer, J. W. 

Freeman, J. H. . 

Fahy, Raymond. 
Ferrington, Carl. 

Gee, Roy T. 

George, H. L. 

Graves, Stanley. 
Grivetti, Dominic. 
Gaines, Earl 
Griffin, M. W. 

Good, Norman J. 

Goss, Frank F. 

Good, Ralph. 

Gibbs, Martin Alonzo. 
Goforth, L. R. 

Grove, Ray A. 


Master Masons. 

Hash, C. L. 

Hanson, Carl Henry. 
Hardy, Joseph. 

Hart, W. T. 

Hatton, Clyde K. 

Hatton, Francis E. 
Hawley, H. C. 

Hite, W. B. 

Hodgdon, Walter R. 
Holland, Robert W. 
Harntd, S. M. 

Helman, John E. 

Hunt, Claude A. 

Hart, Glenn J. 

Hogan, Earl Henry. 
Holmes, Frank J. 

Hovet, Harold, I. 

Hall, H. C. 

Hanson, Walter L. 
Henrickson, Herman H. 
Hobart, Glenn. 

Howard, Fred C. 

Jacobs, Wm. F. 

James, Wm. 

Janes, Roscoe W. 
Jeffery, J. R. 

Jellison, Olin H. 
Johnson, C. A. 

Johnson, Edwin. 
Johnson, M. L. 

Jones, Henry D. 

Jones, Robt. N.—P. M. 
Jones, William. 

Jones, Wm. E.—P. M. 
Johns, Benjamin S. 
Johnson, Myron A. C. 
Juvik, Oden C. 

Jewell, Calvin C. 

Jones, Neil R. 

Kalberg, L. L.—P. M. 
Keen, H. B. 

Kellum, August E. 
Killips, Earl C. 

Kirk, Charles. 

Knaff, A. J.—P. M. 
Knudson, I. L. 

King, Richard 
Kiehl, W. H. 

Kauffman, Frank H. 
Lanius, C. Henry. 
Larson, O. H. 

Lewis, S. S. 

Libby, Phillip Judson. 
Lausted, George W. 
Lancaster, John J. 
Larson, Martin. 
Leighton, Frank W. 
Lloyd, John L. 

Marrs, F. P. 

Marrs, Herman L. 
Maxwell, W. E. 

Moe, Geo. 

Moore, G. C. 

Moore, George F. 
Moore, P. J. Jr. 

Muir, Joseph. 

Matson, Andrew O. 
Maxwell, Wade 
Martin, Hal G. 


C. C. Jewell, S. S. 
Guy Tower, J. S'. 
John T. Olson, Tyler. 


Martin, Harry S. 

Martin, Donald W. 
Maxwell, Evan M. 

Markle, Robert T. 

Mott, William. 

McBride, James. 

McCall, J. R. 

McDonald, Young.—P. M. 
McFarland, Gilbert. 
McQuitty, E. F.—P. M. 
McQuitty, I. S'. 

McNutt, George 
McConnell, Robert E. 
McPherson, Glen. 

Martin, Clarence S. 

Niese, Henry. 

Noelting-, Henry L. 

O’Hanlon, J. F. 

Olsen, Harold E. 

Olson, Geo. N. 

Olson, J. T. 

Orcutt, John. 

Paul, Wm. 

Payne, Chas. W. 

Peacock, T. H. 

Perkins, G. C. 

Peterson, R. C. 

Petrie, D. A. 

Porter, Eliot. 

Rathke, Wilfred R 
Rehn, Gustav H. 

Rice, Wm. F. 

Rieff, Chas. E. 

Roberts, Milton H. 
Robertson, Geo. K. 

Rea, Otto N. 

Roberts, Bert D. 

Settle, E. J. 

Sherman, Frank J. 

Shook, Earl H. 

Skeen, Oscar. 

Smart, F. Y. 

Smith, W. N. 

Stanton, P. F. 

Stevens, B. T. 

Sultzer, James. 

Swift, L. E. 

Sward, Arnold 
Swanz, E. A. 

Squires, Howard 
Samples, Charles R. 

Skeen, Orval. 

Smith, Charles Leonard. 
Smith, James C. 

Sorenson, Louis K. 
Snyder, Roy V. 

Shepherd, Charles H. 
Stephenson, Elias. 
Stevens, Irving T. 

Thomson, P. E. 

Tow, W. M. 

Tower, Guy A. 

Trimmer, D. B. 

Trimmer, J. W. 

Trimmer, W. H.—P. M. 
Tower. George W. 

Tower. Carl 
Tallackson, Gustav T. 


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JUNE 30, 


Urner, Benj. 
Voshall, George 0. 
Yan Camp, A. T. 
Van Dyke, C. E. 
Yan Dyke, E. F. 


Wakefield, L. R. Weingart, Henry. 

Wallace, Chas. R. Wescott, Walter R. 

Wallace, J. G. Williams, J. I). 

Webster, Frank S.—P. M. Wheeler, Watson R. 
Weedman, Henry S. 


RAISED—William A. Adelman, John H. Bacon, Herschel Bush, Lewis Cameron, 
Jr., Seth 0. Carroll, H. K. Campbell, Elias Ellingson, L. R. Goforth, Fred C. 
Howard, Henry L. Noelting, Irving T. Stevens, Roy V. Snyder, Charles H. 
Shepherd. 

ADMITTED—Herman Everez, Ray A. Grove, John L. Lloyd, Clarence S. 
Martin, Louis K. Sorenson, Elias Stephenson, Watson R. Wheeler. 

REINSTATED—Milton R. Britzius. 

DIMITTED—Edward G. Bostwick, A. A. Carlblom, Walter N. Kemp, Walter S. 
Lindsay, Emil Schoenholzor, Gifford F. Taylor. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—J. L. Farnum, James Kiloh, 
John A. Ross, L. L. Wood. 

MEMBERS—220. 


THOMPSON FALLS NO. 70.—Thompson Falls. 


Chartered September 16, 1908. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Halvor O. Ekern, W. M. 
Ira M. Wade, S. W. 
Benecia L. McFerran, J. 
Lyman R. Barto, Treas. 


Ainsworth, A. S. 
Anderson, Andrew'. 
Aubuchon, Geo. O. 

Allan, Alexander J. 
Anderson, Irvin Y. 

Barto, L. R. 

Barto, W. A.—P. M. 
Bruner, Wm. E. 

Bowen, John Stevenson. 
Conger, R. S-—P. M. 
Clarkson, Thomas Roe. 
Doenges, Chas. H. 

Ekern, Halvor O. 

Ellis, Ura E. 

Ellis, Solon C. 

Ellis, William. 

Fitzgerald, Ed F., Jr.—P. ‘ 
Frisbie, James Mortimer. 
Gordon, Granville J. 


E. L. Stackhouse, Sec. 
Alex. J. Allan, S. D. 
'.Charles Rucktaschael, J. B 

Master Masons. 

Garrison, A. M. 

Hougland, Fred S. 
Hurlburt, S. A. 

Jefferson, Chas T. 

James, David J. 

Johnson, Alben M.—P. M. 
Johnston, William J. 
Kimbrough, Jesse B. 
Larson, Henry A. 
Malmberg, W. M. 

Miller, John W.—P. M. 
Molberg, Emil. 

Morgan, [Nelson H. 
Matthies, Henry. 

Meadows, James W. 
McCurdy, W. S.—P. M. 
[.McFerran, Benicia L. 
McAllister, Austin Giles. 


Austin G. McAllister, S. S. 
James M. Frisbie, J. S. 
'.William E. Nippert, Tyler. 


Nippert, Wm. E. 

Noble, Wm. M. 
Ruegamer, Peter O. 
Rockwell, Ray Robert. 
Rutherford, F. K. 
Rucktaeschel, Charles A. 
Rix, Harry Leslie. 
Stevens, Carl M. 
Stackhouse, E. L. 

Saint, Ben F. 
Thompson, Edward J. 
Tracy, John E. 

Tilton, Edgar C. 
Thorfinson, M. A. 

Wade, Ira M. 

Wold, Henry. 

Wicksell, Carl H. 

Wuerl, Fred A. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Noble G. LaRue, Howard R. Larsen, Marineus 
Larson. 

RAISED—Irvin Y. Anderson, Ura E. Ellis, William Ellis, Solon C. Ellis, 
William J. Johnston, Henry A. Larson, James W. Meadows, Ben F. Saint, Fred A. 
Wuerl. 

ADMITTED—M. A. Thorfinson. 

DIMITTED—Dwight H. Near. 

MEMBERS—55. 


UNITY NO. 71—Roundup. 

Chartered September 16, 1909. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month, 

Officers. 


G. A. Lewis, W. M. 
William F. Ording S. W. 

A. G. McNaught, J. W. 
Odin F. Kregness, Treas. 

Anderson, H. W. 

Anderson, A. I. 

Albertson, J. A. 

Britton, H. O. 

Barron, E. T.—P. M. 

Bird, C. M. 


Earl Reid, Secretary. 
Charles F. Maris, S. D. 
Leo Theil, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Beal, Orren H. 

Berven, P. T. 

Bushnell, Ray. 

Bell, George W. 
Beatson, J. R. 

Baird, David E. 


R. L. Bunker, S. S. 
Clarence Herzog, J. S. 
Frank J. Brychta, Tyler. 


Brychta, Frank J. 
Bunker, R. L. 
Belden, Chester L. 
Cates, Byron T. 
Cornish, Chas. 
Combellick, L. A. 




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Collins, Albert. 

Carey, James W. 
Crosswhite, J. B. 

Craft, Ira C. 

Cass, William J. 
Chamberlain, R. D. 
Clark, John K. 

Cherry, Jos. F. 

Christie, J. R. 

Couch, E. H. 

Chaffin, Dean. 

Dozois, Chas. 

Davis, Howell. 

Davis, Fred E. 

Durand, J. H. 
Dusenberry, V. D. 
Davison, C. E. 
Dearborn, M. D. 

Dahl, Nels. 

Dye, A. E. 

Dinsmore, A. B. 

Devine, George 
Davison, Burr A. 
Delameter, Ray B. 
Donaldson, John. 

Egan, Thomas B. 

Evans, Ralph W. 
Eurene, C. E. 

Eislein, A. W. 

Evenson, Arthur. 
Fletcher, Earl. 

Ferris, H. W. 

Firey, Walter I. 
Finnegan, Frank F. 
Frohn, Henry N. 

Griffin, Geo. N.—P. M. 
Goetz, Chas. A. 

Goetz, A. H. 

Graves, Geo. T. 

Gray, J. M. 

Griffin, A. E. 

Griffin, Harry P. 

Hamley, A. J. 

Heinrich, Carl J. 
Hendrix, E. L. 

Herzog, Clarence 
Hibbard, W. W. 
Hoelting, 4. U. 

Herzog, Winfield S. 


Irwin, A. T. 

Johnston, J. H. 
Jameson, Wm. J. 
Jones, T. B. 

Jeffries, G. J. 

Jones, Edward W. 
Kibble, John W. 
Kidneigh, Leslie. 
Knapp, J. C. 

Kregness, H. F. 

King, Harry H. 
Kregness, O. F. 

Kopp, Clarence A. 
Lewis, G. A.—P. M. 
Law, L. M. 

Lanning, G. W. 

Leach, O. C. 

Lewis, G. A.—P. M. 
Lapiner, Paul 
LaPierre, N. H. 

Ligget, J. A. 

Mercer, W. W. 
Mathews, T. J. 

Morrow, Earl L. 
Metzger, F. C. 

Moss, Harry D. 

Morgan, T. Euvene 
Morrison, T. C. 

Maris, C. F. 

Moore, C. C. 

Martin, Vince R. 
Macdonald, N. R. 
Mitchell, H. D. 

McMinn, R. B. 
McCormick, F. T. 
McNaught, A. G. 
McAllister, W. K. 
McCarthy, S. R. 
MacDonald, Donald C. 
Morgan, Thomas. 
Martin, Andrew A. D. 
Norris. Charlie S. 
Ording, Wm. F. 

Oertli, R. H. 

Overand, Stanley. 

Ogle, • Earl N. 

Pyles, J. M.—P. M. 
Porter, H. H. 

Park, K. E. 

Parks, Wm. S.—P. M. 


Paulson, 0. M. 

Phair, W. R. 

Pigot, C. T. . 

Pingree, C. G. 

Pyles, Carl H. 

Pengel, Edward J. 
Roy, Alex. 

Reid, Earl.—P. M. 
Ross, Robt L. 

Rode, W. H. 

Roberts, William. 
Reeder, J. V. 

Roode, Sigurd M. 
Smith, Henry. 

Straight, Wallace B. 
Swanson, M. R. 
Schroeder, Albert. 
Shallow, O. M. 

Snyder, I. e. 

S6jirump, Aug. 

Skeie, Ole. 

Shaw, Alfred 
Sproul, R. L. 

Simpson, Earl 
Somers, Ray O. 

Spain, James M. 
Sundahl, A. J. 

Smalley, T. E.—P. M. 
Smith, Thomas H. 
Sykes, William. 
Thompson, H. B. 
Thompson, Carl N. 
Tillman, C. P.—P. M 
Tillman, W. L. 

Theda, H. A.—P. M. 
Tracy, M. H. 

Tucker, H. M. 

Tefft, Wm. A. 

Theil, Leo. 

Toulouse, Albert. 

F. VanHise, Cyril. 

Vought, Harry. 

Waugh, John E. 

Woods, Jos. F. 

Webber, Frank C. 
Whitman, Henry F. 
Wolfe, John N. 

Zinn, E. E.—P. M. 
Zinn, Norman I. 

Zoller, Charles F. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—John M. Daniels. 

RAISED—Chester L. Belden, John Donaldson, Arthur Evenson, Winfield S. 
Herzog, Edward W. Jones, Thomas Morgan, Andrew A. D. F. Martin, Charlie S. 
Norris, Earl N. Ogle, Carl H. Pyles, Edward J. Pengel, William Sykes, Thomas H. 
Smith, Albert Toulouse, John N. Wolfe. 

ADMITTED—Dean Chaffin, Clarence A. Kopp, Sigurd M. Roode, T. E. Smalley, 
DIMITTED—Judd M. Brandt, George T. Clinton. 

DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—Chas. O. Page. 

DIED—A. M. Herzog, L. H. Thurston. 


MEMBERS—167. 


CORINTHIAN LODGE NO. 72.—Laurel. 


Chartered September 22, 1910. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Mondays in each month. 

Officers. 


H. C. Knudsen, W. M. 

E. M. Westbrook, S. W. 
T. H. Earley, J. W. 

R. Broughton, Treasurer. 


R. E. Coy, Sec. 

J. W. Long, S. D. 

C. T. Tharalson, J. D. 

Master Masons. 


W. C. Wilson, S. S. 
T. Evert, J. S. 

B. J. Berger, Tyler. 


Ahlstrom, Leander H. 
Alpaugh, I. S'. 

Austin, George F. 
Anderson, John O. 
Avery, August L. 


Broughton, R.—P. M. 
Bunnell, Benjamin F. 
Brown, Clarence F. 
Burdett, Oliver R. 
Berger, Bernhard J. 


Bowers, P. W. 
Bundy, H. A. 
Bradford, Charles D. 
Brohaugh, Paul B. 
Burkie, William. 



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JUNE 30 


Birkhimer, Clarence M. 
Bryan, Lovel R. 

Collins, Thomas. 

Collins, Frank. 

Clinger, Dyas S. 

Corvvin, John Wick. 
Clark, Harry Hallo ck. 
Cramer, Munroe W. 
Click, Theodore J. 

Coy, Reuben E.—P. M. 
Craft, John B. 

Convery, James B. 
Calvert, C. B. 

Coombs,Ethelburt W. 
Coombs, William M. 
Collins, Charles R. 
Concannon, Willie E. 
Cory, I. L. 

Durham, William E. 
DeGarmo, W. E. 

Dewing, Robert F. 

Dull, Peter. 

Ege, Roy L. 

Eltzroth, Worley Elmer. 
Early, Turner H. 

Evert, Theo. W. 

Frazier, Washington. 
Foster, Roland W. 
Graves, George W. 
Grady, J. H. 

Graff, Fred W. 

Gunter, Harvey O. 
Harbin, James Thomas. 
Howe, James Virgil. 
Howe, William P. 
Harper, George Jr. 
Hosner, B. F. 

Hageman, B. B. 

Harris, Hewes O. 
Hartley, John A. 


Hartley, William S'. 

Hall, Earl C. 

Johnson, Alfred G. 
Kenyon, Henry Danforth. 
Kier, Dan Robert. 

Koons, L. B. 

Knudsen, H. C. 

Kenyon, Henry G. 

Long, Jesse William. 
Letherman, Elmer S. 
Laird, Clarence W. 
Mendenhall, John H. 
Miller, Clarence J. 
Moore, Elmer G. 

Moody, Forg G.—P. M. 
Mann, Charles F. 

Michels, George W. 
McCauley, D H.—P. M. 
McCusker, Dennis L. 
MacDonald, J. F. 

Nuttall, William E. 

Olson, Edward W. 

Price, Reese.—P. M. 
Price, Beniamin Lincoln. 
Platt, J. B.—P. M. 

Pratt, William M. 
Patterson, C. W.—P. M. 
Patterson, George H. 
Porter, William Elford. 
Perry, Charles E. 

Parker, Frank A. 
Penninger, Harry. 

Page, W. E. 

Perry, Carl A. 

Peterson, John O. 

Randall, Clyde E. 
Ramswick. Paul G. 

Ronan, Thomas. 

Ramsey, Thomas—P. M. 


Roach, R. C. 

Royalty, Clifton. 

Royalty, Robert F. 
Richard, Robert O. 
Spencer, Joseph Allen. 
Smith, Harold E. 

Stripp, Albert Edward. 
Stillwell, C. H. 

Sweet, William. 
Settergren, Gatvil E. 
Sande, Charles B. 
Stanley, Percy. 

Snyder, Edwin H. 

Stow, Arthur W. 

Staats, Dudley John. 
Shawver, V. E.—P. M. 
Sherron, Bert A. 

Sullivan, Ira. 

Smith, James W. 

Stankey, Edward H. 
Tharlson, C. T. 

Unger, Octavius Kimmel. 
Unger, Claude. 

Van Wagner, William S. 
White, Hillis T. 

Warn, Harley H.—P. M. 
Westbrook, Elroy H. 
Wells, Francis Nelson. 
Wartensleben, Otto E. 
Wold, Ole Martin. 
Winters, Leo Singleton. 
Woodward, E. T. 

Walker, Frederick Geo. 
Williams, Robert J. 
Whitely, Norman C. 
Westbrook, Edward M. 
Wodward, E. H. 

Wilson, William C. 
Wilson, William A. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—George W. Fenton. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Tonner Barstad. 

RAISED—Lovel R. Bryan, Willie E. Concannon, Robert F. Dewing, Peter Dull, 
Roland W. Foster, William S. Hartley, Earl C. Hall, Henry G. Kenyon, Clarence 
W. Laird, Charles F. Mann, Carl A. Perry, John O. Peterson, Robert O. Richard, 
William A. Wilson. 

ADMITTED—I. L. Cory, W. E. Page, James W. Smith. 

REINSTATED—Edward H. Stankey. 

DIMITTED—Cris Cron, M. M. Giles, Carl M. Lundee, Alfred G. Morgan. 

DIED—George R. Alden. 


MEMBERS—1B3. 


THEEE EOEKS NO. 73.—Three Forks. 

Chartered September 22, 1910. 

Eegular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Paul C. Peine, W. M. O. L. Bryant, Secretary. 
Harry C. Rector, S. W. M. B. Vanlnwegan, S. D. 
Alonzo D. Burkett, J. W. John Haugan, J. D. 

L. F. Hare, Treasurer. 

Master Masons. 


Althouse, Jas. R.—P. M. 
Avery, Ed. R.—P. M. 
Alverson, Frank B. 
Andrews, David. 

Bryant, Edw. C. 

Bryant, Orson L.—P. M. 
Buttleman, Wm. 

Bren tall. Geo. W. 
Batchelder, Holmes S. 
Berg, Conrad A. 
Brackney, Reed H. 
Burkett, Alonzo D. 

Bond, Murray W. 
Bungag, Jacinto 


Barker, T. H. 

Brabec, Edw. C. 

Blake, O. E. 

Brigham, W. O. 

Chryst, Chas. E.—P. M. 
Culver, E. B. 

Crago, Robt. P. 

Carlson, A. J. 

Coffin, William R. 
Crosby, Arthur 
Caldart, C. C. 

Coades, C. G. 

Dickson, Fred C. 
Davenport, Wilbur. 


D. P. Fabrick, S. S. 

E. W. McPhail, J. S. 

D. H. Andrews, Jr., Tyler. 


Doyle, Harry S. 
Devora, Jack 
Dimon, John 
Darlington, George W. 
Darlington, Ca^ey A 
Dickinson, Dewitt M. 
Doyle, Edw. J. 

Dixon, W. E. 

Everett, B. H. 
Eckhart, Frank. 
Elliott, Daniel P. 
Edwards. Laurence C. 
Elmore, D. P. 



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Fairhurst, Thos. A. 
Fairhurst, Arthur E. 
Frazier, Will. 

Fabrick, Dick. 

Fusik, Jan J. 

Gillingham, H. J.—P. M. 
Gross, Geo. 

Gosnell, Owen M. 

Girard, A. A. 

Groate, L. A. 

Hunt, W. H. 

Hopping, Carl S. 

Hoy, Clinton L.—P. M. 
Hare, Luther F.—P. M. 
Howell, Clarence Y. 
Hoffner, David. 

Hunt, Ransom. 

Hupert, Ross C. 

Hickey, M. J. 

Hess, Chester F. 

Hills, Chas. A.—P. M. 
Hyrup, Rhodes P. 

Hamp, Harry C. 

Haugen, John. 

Henslee, L. R. 

Houston, J. C., Jr. 

Irvine, Frank. 

Jorgensen, S. A. 

Jenson, P. C. 

Kilpatrick, H. W. 

Kvalnes, Norman M. 

Lee, Alva C. 

Linden, Otto C. 

LeFever, Thos. H. 


Lewis, Douglas S. 
Lisser, Joseph hi. 
Loerch, Gust A. 

Larson, C. B. 

Langman, J. C. 

Leh, C. F. 

Moore, Orin D. 
Menapace, John C. 
Mongold, Wade T. 
Moore, C. A. 

Miller, Newton. 

Matter, Ray E.—P. M. 
Mallonee, Victor C. 
Merrill, Wm. H. 
Millman, B. O. 

McKenna, W. 
McPherson, Albert J. 
McLennon, Angus. 
McPhail, Emery W. 
McComb. Blankin 
O’Dell. J. Ro*s 
Otto, A. M. G. 

Parks, A1 C. 

Peine, Paul C. 

Placey, W. S. 

Peterson, Anton 
Robertson. Ralph L. 
Roberts, Reese J. 
Randolph, Wm. H. 
Rector, Harry C. 
Roberts, Perry R. 

Rouse, W. G. 

Rader, Charles R. 


Rice, Elmo A. 

Sterling, C. E.—P. M. 
Shaw, C. E. 

Spayde, Dwight. 

Steel, Chas. C. 

Skeate, Edw. M. 
Skalinski, Anton. 
Sloan, John L. 

Sloan, James A. 

Smith, H. J. 
Thompson, H. C. 
Thompson, Wm. H. 
Townsley, Edw. M. 
Thompson, Thos. J. 
Thompson, William J 
Tinsley, Walter 
Tinsley, F. M. Jr. 
Thompson, F. W. 

Van Inwegen, M. B. 
Veach, Frank I. 
Williams, John. 

Woods, Asa L. 
Williams, R. P. 
Wilcox, Herbert. 
Wilkins, A. F. 
Workman, Amos E. 
Wallace, L. A. 

Wegner, A. F. 

Young, Wm. E. 
Young, Wm. E. (Dr.) 
Young, Cleveland M. 
Young, Thos. J. 

Young, S. L. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Arthur S. Wood. 

RAISED—0. E. Blake, W. O. Brigham, C. G. Coades, W. E. Dixon, J. C. 
Houston, Jr., 0. B. Larson, J. 0. Langman, C 1 . F. Leh, A. M. G. Otto, H. J. Smith, 
A. F. Wegner. 

ADMITTED—D. P. Elmore. 

REINSTATED—A. M. Caswell, B. O. Millman, Frances M. Tinsley, Jr., G. W. 
Thomas. 

DIMITTED—Oscar Berggren, G. W. Ballard, A. M. Caswell, T. A. Cooper, R. C. 
Daniels, K. W. Hale, 0. R. Hunt, G. W. Thomas, A. E. Tarr. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Edward Gravette, C. B. 
McCulloh. 

MEMBERS—140. 


Chartered September 22, 1910. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Mondays in each month. 


TERRY NO. 74.—Terry. 


Officers. 

S. A. Barber, Sec. H. C. Stith, S. S. 

W. R. Flachsenhar, S. D. H. W. Stoudt, J. S. 
G. E. Lewis, J. D. W. G. Bartley, Tyler. 

Master Masons. 


H. H. Hall, W. M. 
Walter Mackin, S. W. 
C. W. Haley, J. W. 

O. E. Anderson, Treas. 


Anderson, O. E.—P. M. 
Allen, Winfield S. 

Allen, Wm. Huard. 
Arthur, G. E. 

Brubaker, W. A.—P. M. 
Brindjonc, Eugene. 
Bright, Edward G. 
Bragg, Benj. F. 

Burton, Walter J. 
Brooks, Edward H. 
Bradley, D. C.—P. M. 
Bartley, Walter G. 
Brubaker, John H. 
Bauer, Chas. G. 
Bridenstine, A. L. 
Bright, Kenneth A. 
Barber, S. A. 

Bright, George. 

Clark, Leon B. 

Crandell, T. E. 
Carpenter, Robt. S. 


Casselman, R. L. 
Cullett, Andrew G. 
Cook, Ward M. 
Drummond, Jas. W. 
Davidson, Sol. 

Eakin, Guy W. 

Eakin, Jno C.—P. M. 
Enstness, Albert J. 
Flachsenhar, Walter R. 
Fluss, Lou. 

Flint, Rex. 

Ferguson, Irwin J. 
Ferris, Joseph A. 

Felt, S. E.—P. M. 
Fuldner, Carl R. 
Gullidge, A. O.—P. M. 
Grandey, C. W.—P. M. 
Gifford, A1 C. 

Garst, V. P. 

Graff, E. W. 
Grandfield, William H. 


Hewitt, A. O.—P. M. 
Haley, W. S. 

Hall, H. H. 

Haley, C. W. 

Howard, William Newon. 
Herring, R. R. 

Hinnaland, Tollief. 
Jackson, Ira L.—P. M. 
Jay. Georere Lewis 
Jenkins, W. W. 

Johnson, David H. 
Kempton, B. E. 

Kallfell, G. G. 

King, Otto A. 

Kampf, R. L. 

Kinney, G. W. 

Koch, J. H. 

Kempton, Clifford S. 
Lewis, Grover C. 

Like, Fred H. 

Meredith, Glen C. 



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JUNE 30, 


78 


Murphy, Jas. A. 
Marks, C. R. 

Mackin, Walter A. 
Murphy, James L. 
McDowell, E. H. 
McMillan, Andy. 
McNabb, P. E. 
Northrup, Walter A. 
Neumann, H. J. 
Newton, R. A. 
Newton, S B. G. 
Nesheim, Hans. 

Oie, Severin. 

Older, E. P. 
Patterson, Frank 
Potter, H. E. 


Pehl, Wm. 

Ross, W. C. 

Russell, E. B. 

Reitz, Frank J. 
Reitz, Harold J. 
Rowe, Walter S. 
Roberts, H. M. 
Struckmeyer, H. L. 
Schwindt, Chas. V. 
Space, Royal A. 


Saylor, Solomon, A. 
Saylor, O. V. 

Senz, M. J. 

Sieg, R. F. 

Smith, Arthur. 

Tope, Jos. C. 

Undem, Sven. 

Wright, Alfred. 

Wright, Thos.—P. M. 
Williamson, A. E.—P. M, 
Weed, Fred N. 

Webster, Frank 0. 
Watkins, Ed L. 

Williams, R. R. 

Wood, R. C. 

Wagner Claude W. 


Sherman, L. W.—P. M. 
Stith, H. C. 

Souther, S. A. 

Schultz, Max F. 

L.—P. M. Stoudt, Homer W. 
Stith, Roy L. 


RAISED—Arthur Smith, Claude W. Wagner. 
REINSTATED—Carl R. Fuldner. 

DIMITTED—M. L. Wilson. 

MEMBERS—111. 


NORTHERN LIGHT NO. 75.—Poplar. 

Chartered September 22 , 1910. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Fridays in each month. 

Officers. 


Chas. L. Smith, W. M. H. C. Walker, Sec. 

Wm. E. Meidel, S. W. Lloyd C. Anderson, S. D. 

Arthur H. Nelson, J. W. John Curran, J. D. 
Howard M. Cosier, Treas. 

Master Masons. 


Atkinson, J. L. 

Allen, Chas. H. 

Alger, Howard. 
Anderson, Lloyd C. 
Anderson, Ralph S. 
Bawden, John H. 

Bain, Wm. Clayton. 
Baird, James W. 
Bennett, C. E. 

Beamish, Geo. H. Jr. 
Booth, Arthur S. 

Booth, Andrew R. 
Cosier, H. M.—P. M. 
Campbell, F. C.—P. M. 
Conner, R. M. 

Corbin, Arthur C. 
Curran, John. 

Cooper, Chas. R. 

Craig, A. F. 

Cole, Fred W. 

Carver, C. Y. 

Clay, Ora L. 

Dowse, Geo. E. 

Dahl, L. M. 

Danielsen, Yiggo. 
Easton, Dana M. 
Fisher, Bailey. 

Ford, L. S. 

Fulkerson, C. D. 
Gregory, J. C. 

Heiland, John C. 
Hilger, Henry. 

Hubbell, Wade J. 


Hole, A. J. 

Hilger, Robert J. 

Hilger, Clarence D. 

Hall, Alton W. 

Hopke, Albert C. 
Hawley, Alvin B. 

Isaacs, Howard N. 
Jackish, George A. 
Kapinos, Fred. 

Kelsey, Albert E. 

Keller, Henry P. 

Lund, Otto G. 

Lundeen, G. A. 

Larson, John M.—P. M. 
Lien, Hans 
LeCorrtu N. P. 
McAnnally, Jas. E. 
McGeorge, Jas. 

Murray, Isaac.—P. M. 
Meidel W. E. 

Mitton, ndrew R. 
Martin, Elmer W. 
Marquardt, A. R. 

Miller, Walter W. 
Most-man. E. D. 
Macdonald, James. 
Moam, Erick. 

Martin, Wallace E. 
Morley, Harrison A. 
Nelson, Arthur H. 

Noble, Daniel B. 

Olson, Edwin L. 

Patch, Ralph E.—P. M. 


Wm. W. Wilson, S. S. 
Geo. A. Jackish, J. S. 
James F. Smith, Tyler. 


Paulson, Fred. 

Petrie, Chas. M. 

Poor, Millard W. 

Peacore, E. J. 

Park, David E. 

Petrie, Cecil D. 

Patch, James E. 

Roblin, Chas. E. 

Ralston, Allen T. 

Rickard, H. E.—P. M. 
Redmond, James F. 
Rodger, Lloyd W. 

Rogers, Calvin L. 

Smith, James F. 

Sullivan, F. D. 

Stewart, James M. 

Smith, Chas. L. 

Shodall, Reuben. 

Turner, Chas. J. 

Tidland, Wm. L. * 
Turner, Fred 
Tinker, Lee M. 
Thompson, Wm. L. 

Tyler, James W. 

Yingar, Arvell M. 
Walker, H. C. 

Walker, J. Harry—P. M.. 
Workman, J. R. F. 
Willoughby, Fred. 

White, Robert J. 

Wilson, William W. 
Whitmore. Archie E. 
Walker, William B. S. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Theo. P. Danielson, J. Frank Duncan, George A. 
Tidland. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Edgar W. Buchholz. 

RAISED—Ralph S. Anderson, Yiggo Danielsen, Henry P. Keller, Wallace E. 
Martin, Harrison A. Morley, James E. Patch, Lloyd W. Rodger, Arvell M. Vingar. 

ADMITTED—Erick Moam, Calvin L. Rogers. 


MEMBERS—99. 



1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


79 


VALIER NO. 76.—Yalier. 

Chartered September 22, 1910. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Thursdays in each month. 


C. A. Robertson, W. M. 

M. C. Wickware, S. W. 
George A. Ebner, J. W. 
Harvey E. Wilkinson, Tr. 

Adams, Robert S. 

Akofer, Chas. 

Bullock, Wm. L.—P. M. 
Burton, H. O. 

Brown, David D. 

Campbell, Wm. L.—P. M. 
Carmody, Edward M. 

Chin, Ham Kee 
Carpenter, Renzo A. 
Charlton, Wilfred F. 

Dewar, Robert L. 

Dean, Richard P. 

Dorn, Ray 
Ebner, George A. 

Emery, William D. 

Fey, Jacob C. 

Ficke, Wesley F. 

Fawcus, Joseph Walsen. 
Gilboe, Christian F. 
Graham, Alex. 

Geiger, Albert Clyde. 
Haglind, Bror G. 

Hale, Russell L. 
Harrington, H. P.—P. M. 
Hahn, Nicholas J. 

Hunter, Daniel S. 

Hughes, H. F. 

Hullinger, Amos W. 


Officers. 

Gay F. Tidyman, Sec. David W. Brown, S. S. 
Thomas C. Ingham, S. D. Edward M. Carmody, J. S. 
Amos W. Hullinger, J. D. Nat E. Wheeler, Tyler. 

Master Masons. 

Ingham, Thomas C. 

Johnston, Robert R. 

Johnson, Charles E. 

Johnson, Lambert M. 

Kester, Carlton H. 

Kunkel, Harry C. 

Knudsen, Robert C. 

.Leech, Arbie E. 

Leech, Eugene E. 

Leech, J. F. 

Langland, Nels L. 

LeTourneox, John E. 

Mains. David Frank. 

Moss, William F. 

Miller, Charley 
Mattke, Edward G. 

Newell, John M. 

Oleson, Harry I. 

Olson, Willard E. 

Paige, James A. 

Parrish, Thomas W. 

Phipps, Lawrence G. 

Powell, Clarence Day. 

Palin, Walter F. 

Pond, Henry W. 

Phillips, Fredrick Wallace. 

Rimel, Herman E. 

Rappold, Karl. 

Rieder, Leroy. 


Robertson, Charles A. 
Rongsted, C. Oscar 

Sanders, James. 

Saunders, H. J. 
Schwarder, Charles B. 
Schwarder, John G. 
Schillerstrom, Roy G. 
Simmons, Alva J. 

Smith Elmer Milo. 
Sparling J. E.—P. M. 
Spier, Robert Wade. 
Spinning, William. 
Sommers, Eigel. 

Schlieman, William F. 

Thompson, T. J.—P. M. 
Tidyman, Gay F.—P. M. 
Templeman John F. 
Telgener, Walter John. 

VanDemark, Martin E. 
Webb, George D. 
Wicnware. Morley C. 
Wilkie,. M. R. E. 
Wilkinson, H. E.—P. M. 
Walkup, Frank R. 
Westergaard, Harold B. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Edgar Gillespie Coughron, Cecil J. Peringer, Glen- 
wood Pulver, Harry Lee Pulver, Joseph Witherspoon. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Fredrick Wilkins. 

RAISED—Joseph Walsen Fawcus, Lambert M. Johnson, William F. Schlieman. 
ADMITTED—Walter John Telgener, Martin E. VanDemark. 

REINSTATED—Edward G. Mattke, Fredrick Wallace Phillips. 

DIMITTED—Theodore M. Wardwell. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Ralph R. Broadhead, John T. 
Graham, Walter L. Harris, Carl A. Rand, Myrt J. Singer, George A. Templeman, 
Edward A. Ullery, Nat E. Wheeler. 

DIED—Edward R. Harrington. 

MEMBERS'—82. 


ROMAN EAGLE NO. 77.—Fromberg. 

Chartered September 22, 1910. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Mondays in each month, 


H. F. Wayne, W. M. 
F. H. Suddith, S. W. 
Ross King, J. W. 
Harley Duffield, Treas. 


Brewington, T. W. 
Benson, T. J. 
Bartlett, Frank. 
Baer, A. C. 

Clark, J. G. 

Carson, Oscar J. 
Crossen, J. C. 
Caldwell, Lonson. 
Duffield, H. —P. M. 
Emmett, H. H. 
Frater, E. I. 

Gore, J. H. 


Officers. 

F. L. Purcell, Sec. 

Lonson Caldwell, S. D. 

R. R. Wagner, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Green, Clark C. 

Holden, J. M. 

Jones, Chas. J.—P. M. 
Johnson, Reike G.—P. M. 
Johnson, F. L. 

King, Ross. 

Lapointe, Samuel. 

Lee, C. W. 

Madsen, J. Peter. 
McDougall, Donald John. 
Pierce, B. W. 

Prewett, E. T. 


Frank Bartlett, S. S'. 
J. P. Madsen, J. S. 
E. B. Switzer, Tyler. 


Pierce, Joseph H. 
Purcell F. L. 

Ross, W. E.—P. M. 
Suddith, F. H. 

Switzer, E. B.—P. M. 
Stark, F. W. 

Tuggle, J. S. 

Webber, F. G.—P. M. 
Wagner, R. R.—P. M. 
Wagner, R. T. 

Wayne, H. F. 

Yedlicka, O. F. 



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JUNE 30. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Willim James Bartlett. 

RAISED—A. C. Baer, H. H. Emmett, E. I. Frater, F. L. Johnson, S. Lapointe, 
0. F. Yedlicka. 

ADMITTED—Lonson Caldwell. 

DIMITTED—R. M. Crismas. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—H. H. McHose. 

MEMBERS—B6. 


POLSON NO. 78.—Poison. 

Chartered September 22 , 1910. 

Regular Meetings—Second, Fourth and Fifth Wednesdays in each moi 

Officers. 


Wm. H. Feddersen, W. M. 

B. Joe Wilson, Sec. 

N. J. Cline, S. S. 

Z. B. Silver, S. W. 

W. F. Behrns, S. D. 

A. B. Salter, J. S. 

Samuel Andrew, J. W. 

H. S. Hanson, Treas. 

H. I. Johnson, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

B. D. Wolfinger, Tyler. 

Adams, H. 0. 

Graves, Leonard T. 

Rapp, Willard J. 

Addy, M. C. 

Hanson, H. S.—P. M. 

Richards, J. L. 

Adams, C. F. 

Hocking, W. R. 

Smith, Jesse. 

Adams, Alma T. 

Holding, Leroy. 

Steele, R. M. 

4ndrew, Samuel 

Holding, V. L.—P. M. 

Swenson, Olaf. 

Anderson, Wilbur. 

Henningson, R. 

Schmidt, Wilhelm. 

Bare, Thos. D. 

Herman, A. H. 

Stoughton, E. N. 

Bickford, A. B.—P. M. 

Hudson, A. H. 

Silver, Z. B. 

Brockman, D. R. 

Hanna, C. J. 

Swart, E. R. 

Behrns, Wm. F. 

Blethrode, S. F. 

Hanson, R. V. 

Shreve, E. 0. 

Harbert, James. 

Stimson, F. L. 

Boettcher, William C. 

Jorgenson, H. C. 

Stimson, Walter C. 

Baumgartner, A. T. 

Jones, I. N. 

Salter, A. B. 

Baker A. F. 

Johnson, H. I. 

Spaberg. P. 0. 

Calvin, H. C. 

Kaiser, H. A. 

Stiles, Roy F. 

Cline, J. H. 

Kermode, R. O. 

Sturm, 0. A. 

Chantry, R. E. 

Lowary, A. J.—P. M. 

Shennum, B. 0. 

Crutcher, C. D. 

Lovinger, Max. 

Storer, Joseph F. 

Cline, N. J. 

Lampe, J. H. 

Townsey, P. H. 

Cline, O. C. 

Marshall, W. J.—P. M. 

Turner, Horace. 

Cowman, C. P. 

Marsh, L. L.—P. M. 

Turner, H. F. 

Carlson, Carl H. 

Myhre, M. A.—P. M. 

Thurston, H. 0.—P. M. 

Cook, J. F. 

Murguitroyd, M. B. 

Tharp, George F. 

Coleman. L. S. 

Mathews, A. B. 

Turner, N. R. 

Casey, F. L. 

Matravers. C. H. 

Vought, C. A. 

Chapman, Ray. 

Murphy, Hugh. 

Vincent, W. C. 

Cramer, Barton. 

Meek, Arthur L.—P. M. 

Vance, F. L. 

Crouch, Henry. 

Marsh, 0. E.—P. M. 

Wallace, F. M. 

Dunbar, J. G. 

Meartz, Richard A. 

Wall, John 

Decker, E. L. 

Mclntire, J. L. 

Weythmar., C. W. 

Disbrow, C. W. 

McDonald, R. 

White, Frank, L. 

Evans, D. Earl.—P. M. 

Mclntire, Jean L. 

Wade, Geo. A. 

Eck, John R. 

Mclntire, 0. V. 

Wishon, Paul M. 

Elliott, Sidney. 

McConkey, P. A. 

Wilson, B. Joe. 

Fowlie, Wm. 

McHarg, George A. 

Watson, R. D. 

Foulkes, J. T. 

Owen, A. E. 

Wilson, R. V. 

Fleming, R. W.—P. M. 

Pace, M. D. 

Webster, Earl. 

Fitzpatrick, R. G. 

Pray, Edward. 

Wade. V. H. 

Feddersen, William H. 

Redd, Wm. E. 

Wood, C. E. 

Fisher, Bruno E. 

Rakeman, H. E. 

Reynolds, R. A. 

Wolfinger, B. D. 

Gooch, Carl J. 

Werts, Forrest W. 

Graham, R. D. 

Graves, Claude F. 

Reynolds, C. W. 

Rakeman, C. A. 

Zimmerman, C. L. 


ADMITTED—F. L. Vance. 

REINSTATED—B. O. Shennnm, Joseph F. Storer, C. W. Wedeman. 

DIMITTED TO JOIN ANOTHER LODGE—Amedius DePerro, C. W. Wedeman 
DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—Harry F. McCleary. 
SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—E. G. Coulson, A. M. David¬ 
son, C. H. Lyman, W. F. Millar, E. E. McKelvy, Frank Sawyer, B. G. Shead, L. B. 
Wilson. 

DIED—J. E. Hern, C. M. Sawyer. 

MEMBERS—128. 


KOTANA NO. 79.—Bainville. 

(Location moved from Mondak by action of Grand Lodge—1921.) 
Chartered September 21, 1911. 

Regular Meetings—Every Thursday. 

Officers. 

A. C. Spooner, W. M. E. L. Walton, Secretary. M. Halverson, S. S. 

W. F. Rhea, S. W. George Leeson, S. D. C. K. Sjostrom, J. S. 

R. E. Peck, J. W. Percy Martin, J. D. Frank A. Weinrich, Tyler. 

A. S. Hier, Treasurer. 




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81 


Master Masons. 


Arrivee, Charles L.—P. M. 
Arend, Nicholus. 

Akers, John 
Belland, Ole 
Berry, Orville C. 

Bowers, Robert. 

Council, Charles L.—P. M. 
Crandall, Harry. 

Ceilings, Vinon Eddie. 
Forsyth, W. J. 

Frankson, Carl. 

Halverson, Martin. 

Hart, Scott Park 
Heir, Albert Sidney. 


Houston, F. L. 

Johnson, Robert A. 

Krost, E. M. 

Lewis. D. J. 

Leeson, George. 

Mann, John L. 

Maxson, Warren I. 
Murray, John D.—P. M. 
Martin, Percy. 

Newcomb, A. S.—P. M. 
Peck, R. E. 

Peebles, John M. 

Rounce. A. P.—P. M. 
Rhea, Wm. F. 


Rhea, W. T. 

Saxton, Willard I. 

Saliger, Paul T. 

Sjostrom, C. K. 

Springhorn, Albert W. 
Stewart, R. E. 

Spooner, A. C. 

Sjostrom, L. J. 

Tibbitts, George W. 

Tute, Roland C. 

Thompson, Louis W.—P. M. 
Walton, Ernest L.—P. M. 
Weinrich, Frank A. 

Yadon, John S. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Chester F. Grace, Charles W. Nelson. 
FELLOW CRAFTS—Franklin D. Baer, Arthur C. Coulson. 

RAISED—Robert Bowers, Carl Frankson, E. M. Krost, W. T. Rhea. 


ADMITTED—W. J. Forsyth, Percy Martin. 


REINSTATED—L. J. Sjostrom. 

DIMITTED—D. D. Dotson, C. C. Johnson, C. L. Rogers. 


MEMBERS—42. 


CONRAD NO. 80.—Conrad. 


Chartered September 21, 1911. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


C. T. Little, W. M. 

L. H. Norley, S. W. 

R. A. Fretz, J. W. 

W. E. Kyle, Treasurer. 


Arnot, W. E. 

Alquist, E. R.—P. M. 
Ambrozier, Geo. 

Abbott, Albert Lee 
Acheson, Clarence A. 
Bailey, H. F. 

Bonathan, Elmer. 

Bailey, F. R. 

Barnett, John H. 

Bruner, Ralph Y. 

Busey, Thomas A. 
Bartholomew, Clair B. 
Bell, Wm. A. 

Benny, C. J. 

Corry, R. R. 

Cawtliorne, Geo. E. 
Conrad, H. W. 

Castle, J. I. 

Chappell, J. R. 

Conrad, Charles P. 
Crawford, Samuel D. 
DuBois, W. L.—P. M. 
Darling, M. S.—P. M. 
Durland, O. C. 

Distad, John O. 
Edwards, L. S. 

Eastman, Wm. 

Fowler, Mark.—P. M. 
Ferguson, J. F. 

Frey. L. A. 

Fitzgerald, E. T. 

Ferris, J. C. 

Ferguson, V. L. 

Fjosee, N. E.—P. M. 
Freebury, Earl G. 
Fowler, Robt. E. 

Fretz, Ray A. 

Freebury, H. M. 

Freer, Walter E. 
Goodrich, Jas. A.—P. M. 
Gunderson, M. E. 


H. C. Hilliard, Sec. 
Howard S. Smith, S. D. 
A. W. Johnson, J. D. 


Master Masons. 

Griffith, R. C. 

Gunn, George F. 

Gilstad, N. C. 

Helms, J. E. 

Hartley, J. R. 

Hattersiey, R. M.—P. 
Hilliard, H. C. 

Haukom, E. A. 

H irshberg, George 
Henry, Osher W. 
Harrison, H. D.—P. M. 
Jermunson, G. 

Johnson, Nels. 

Johnson, Andrew William 
Johnson, Matt. 

Kussot'f, Gus. 

Kyle, W. E. 

Kropp, Paul A. 

Kane, Louis E. 

Kittelson, Charles. 

Kluth, H. M. 

Lock, Ashford. 

Little, C. T. 

Lindberg, John 
Lynn, Eber R. 

Lewis, H. P. 

McLean, John S. 
McMichael, Thos. 
McPherson, D. E. 
McDonald, 4. S. 

McIntosh, C. W. 

McDonald, A. G. 

Morse, Sherburne. 

Noble, E. B. 

Norley, L. H. 

Nelson, Charles E. 
Newman, Harry K. 
Pearson, H. L. 

Porter, Geo. D. 

Pendroy, Jas. 


A. S. McDonald, S. S. 
C. H. Shepherd, J. S. 
L. E. Kane, Tyler. 


Pendroy, L- B. 
Peterson, C. M. 
Patterson, William F. 
Price, John C. 

Patten, Eugene P. 

M. Parker, Albert W. 
Quammie, G. N. 
Ritchey, J. E. 

Rice, Paul R. 
Robinson, V. J. 
Rudolph, C. E. B. 
Rodekopf, Wesley. 
Scott, W. H. 

Scanlon, R. C. 

Sollid, S. A. 

Share, Ben C. 

Savage, Merle F. 
S'tromstad, A.—P. M. 
Sandberg, Eric. 

Sutton, C. W. 

Sewell, H. F. 

Starr, V. E.—P. M. 
Sandberg, H. E. 
Shepard, C. H. 

Smith, Howard S. 
Smith, Robert B. 
Stenhjem, Carl L. 
Stricklin, Clarence W. 
Schmidt, Albert F. 
Thornton, Ben C. 
Thayer, C. W. 
Thompson, L. E. 
Walters, Lee H. 
Wilcox, C. H.—P. M. 
Wittwer, A. G. 

Weeks, F. W. 

Waldon, R. P. 
Williams, P. C. 

Wolf, Oscar 
Watkins, Fred. 



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JUNE 30 


RAISED—Charles Kittelson, H. M. Kluth, Albert W. Parker, Wesley Rodekopf. 
ADMITTED—N. C. Gilstad, H. D. Harrison, H. P. Lewis, Harry K. Newman. 
DIMITTED—Solomon Hendricks, Peter Jensen, S. S. McCoy, J. L. Odette, 
lul W. Sandberg. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Willis D. Wilcox. 

DIED—LeRoy Harsbberger. 


MEMBERS—121. 


WIBAUX NO. 81.—Wibaux. 

Chartered September 21, 1911. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Walter H. Bell, Jr., W. M. Edward B. Sherman, Sec. 
Horis M. Cummings, S. W. George J. Fisher, S. D. 
Kellog M. Orgain, J. W. George W. James, J. D. 
George T. Hansen, Treas. 

Master Masons. 


Anderson, Harry. 
Ashley, P. L.—P. M. 
Axtell, Edward G. 
Bell, W. H. Sr. 

Bell, W. H. Jr. 

Bell. Edward F. 
Benbroolc, Floyd. 
Barnhart, John. 

Blue, Charles H. 
Cummings, H. M. 
Calvert, W. H. 

Dick, H. H. 

Dick, William. 

Edgar, J. W. 

Elgas, C. J.—P. M. 
Erickson. E. O. 
Fisher, E. F. 

Fischer, P. A. 


Foss, A. J.—P. M. 
Fisher, George John. 
Gaines, E. E. 

Green, Carl Clifford. 
Hanson, H. B.—P. M. 
Huster, H. J. 

Hansen, Geo. T. 

Haupt, Fred W. 
Honadel, Otto Albert. 
Jackson, W. H.—P. M. 
Jones, J. W. 

Jones, Geo. P. 

Johnson, A. N. 

Kieley, Lester C. 
Kirman, Jack 
Meier. Andrew. 
McCann, D. E. 


Harry Dick, S. S. 
William Dick, J. S. 
Jack Kirman, Tyler. 


McMaster, B. D. 

Nelson, S. E. 

Orgain, Kellogg Middler. 
Paige, F. H.—P. M. 
Pederson, Walter. 

Rife, S. P.—.P. M. 
Stambaugh, S. H. 
Stambaugh, J. W. 

Stipek, F. J. 

Sherman, E. B. 

Stark, Albert P., Jr. 
Thompson, G. 

Woodburn, Wm. 

Willard, F. E. 

Williamson, W. E. 
Wagnei, J. II. 

Woodburn, Burl. 


RAISED—George John Fisher, Otto Albert Honadel, Walter Pederson. 
ADMITTED—W. H. Calvert. 

DIMITTED—C. M. Allen, Martin A. Bell, James A. Riddick. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—George W. James, Gus I. Oie, 
Charles E. White. 

MEMBERS—52. 


CUT BANK NO. 82.—Cut Bank. 

Chartered September 21, 1911. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Edgar A. Fisk, W. M. J. Coleman Armstrong, Sec. Wiley J. Shannon, S. S. 
F. E. Van Demark, S. W. James A. Heller, S. D. Robert E. Davis, J. S. 
Ory J. Armstrong, J. W. George M. Robertson, J. D. Earl M. Davis, Tyler. 
James H. Ransom, Treas. 

Master Masons. 


Arnett, Nicholas.—P. M. 
Armstrong, William. 
Argenbright, Chas. H. 
Argenbright, i rank 
Armstrong, 0. J. 
Armstrong, J. C . 

Baird, Wilbur J. 
Bakeman, D. H.—P. M. 
Bonds, Elba—P. M. 
Benn, Albert E. 

Britton, John G. 
Barnhard, G. R. 

Barr, W. A. 

Benson, H. G. 

Brewster, W. A. 
Coburn, John W.—P.M. 
Carberry, J. P. 

Canning, Jos. 

Cullen, Robert C. 

Clark, O. A. 


Cross, S. S. 

Caddell, David R. 
Danens, John S. 
Devereaux, Chas. 
Dunbar, Samuel B. 
Davis, Robert E. 
Davis, P. A. 

Drury, William 
Davis, E. M. 
Downen, Walter S. 
Davidson, James B. 
Epstein, L. 

Fdkins. G. W. 

Fisk, Edgar A. 
Fisher, Joseph R. 
Grady, Laurence H. 
Grady, Mark F. 
Gaines, Henry. C. 
Gold, J. D. 
Gallagher, Jas. L. 


Gillard, Geo. A. 

Gokey, Peter J. 
Halvorson, H.—P. M. 
Halvorson, M. J.—P. M. 
Hagen, K. A. 

Halverson, Arthur J. 
Halverson, Theodore 
Heller, James A. 

Jones, A. R. 

Jenkins, Fred C. 
Johnson, Edward. 

Kine, C. E. 

Kersey, G. F. 

Lindhe, J. F. 

Lerberg, I. M. 

Lerberg, Lars M. 

Miller, J. J. 

Miller, R. D. 

Martin, E. H. 

Martin. V. p. 




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83 


MacRae, D. A. 
McLoughry, Alec. 
McNamer, B. R.—P. M. 
McKeeman, J. A. 
McKibbin, Samuel 
McCormack, A. M. 
McDougall, Edwin A. 
Mace, 0. R. 

Mollander, George T. 
Neumuth, F. G.-—P. M. 
Nelson, Peter. 

Norman, George A. 
Ortiger, Edward A. 
Peoples, W. E. 

Perrine, J. A.—P. M. 
Peterson, A. E. 

Paisley, A. E. 

Peterson, P. A. 


Pontius, Joseph B. 
Paul, R. E. 

Plette, Roy L. 
Rasmussen ,R. C. 
Robb, Earl C. 
Ransier, W. A. 
Ransom, J. H. 
Robinson, V. E. 
Robertson, G. M. 
Rasmusson, Iden. 
Rodgers, Edward B. 
Storle, Ben. 
Swingley, Douglas. 
Stenson, Jos., A. 
Shannon, W. J. 
Stinson, II. A. 
Scriver, T. E. 


Seal, Ernest H. 

Taft, Robert L.—P. M. 
Thompson, O. O. 
Trussell, Frank. 

Vasboe, Jonas. 
VanDemark, F. E., Jr 
Weaver, Geo. H. 
Worden, M. H. 
Warner, A. N. 

Winden, Oscar. 

Ward, E. R. 

Whitford, S. A. 

Wilson, L. E. 

Wright, W. B. 

Yunck, W. P. 

Zion, W. F. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Charles F. Hadden. 

RAISED—David R. Caddell, Joseph R. Fisher, Edward Johnson, I. M. Lerberg, 
Edwin A. McDougall, Peter Nelson, Roy L. Plette, Edward B. Rodgers, E. W. 
Thompson. 

ADMITTED—Lars M. Lerberg. 

REINSTATED—W. A. Brewster, Peter J. Gokey, George A. Norman. 

DIMITTED—George A. Allen, H. E. Benjamin, George S. Durland, A. C. Hoiland, 
Joseph H. MacFarlane, S. D. McCrea, R. G. Nelson, A. L. Norvell, Ernest A. 
Thelen, E. W. Thompson, R. D. Walker. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Iver A. Iverson, Axel E. 
Rasmussen, A. R. Sellars. 

MEMBERS—111. 


HABMONY NO. 83.—Missoula. 

Chartered September 21, 1911. 

Consolidated with Temple No. 49, under name of Harmony No. 49. 


SANDSTONE NO. 84.—Baker. 

Chartered September 19, 1912. 

Begular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month, 

Officers. 

A. E. Landis, Sec. 


Denzil R. Young, W. M. 
Robert W. Russell, S. W. 
C. H. Duppler, J, W. 

R. S. Johnson, Treas. 

Austin, George. 

Anderson. Harold D. 
Beckham, James L. 

Burns, Lowell C.—P. M. 
Beckman, Henry G. 

Barber, George I. 

Baker, L. Everett. 

Brant, Walter W. 

Brant, John W. 

Brewer, Albert D. 

Bickle, William W. 
Blakemore, W. H. 

Chilton, Guy G. 

Comstock, Jay M. 

Chuning, Lynn P. 

Conser, Charles C.—P. M. 
Clark, Charles E. 

Campbell, C. E. 

Cartwright, R. B. 
Christopher, O. C. 

Corbett, L. M. 

Caldwell Edward. 

Davies, Percy. 

Daugherty, G. M.—P. M. 
Dickey, Juan R. 

Duppler, Christian H. 
Dixon, S. W. 

Doull, John. 

Doering, Frank M. 

Doering, John M. 

Feeters, Howard. 

Grannum, Louis 
Gardner, B. F. 

Grant, B. D. 

Hamilton, Raymond 3. 


T. L. Owen, S. D. 

J. F. Hayes, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Heinrich, Frank H. 

Hitch, Henry E. 

Hubbard, Paul E. 

Hanson, Carl E. 

Harris, 'William 
Hayes, Jesse F. 

Hand, R. L. 

Hanson, Carl F. 

Hight, Thomas J. 

Hoff, Adolph. 

Irvine, F. B. 

Josselyn, H. S.—P. M. 
Johnson. Richard S. 
Kauffman, John. 

Kimpton, Arthur W. 
Knipfer, Edwin M. 

Kees, Walter C. 

Lentz, Emil F. 

Lamport, Grant S. 

Ladwig, William F. 
Lyman. Raymond A. 

Lee, Walter G. 

Landis, A. E. 

LaCrosse, Leon. 

Livingston, L. E. 

Marks, R. W.—P. M. 
Morris, Richard E.—P. M. 
Morris, Robert. 

Mulkey, Elijah A. 

Munroe, Eben A. 

Mikalson, Albert C. 
Meisner, John H. 

Millard, Charles J. 
McDonnell, Roland F. 


O. Christopher, S. S. 

L. E. Livingston, J. S. 
A. D. Brewer, Tyler. 


McDonald, Warren R. 
Morris, Fred L. 

Nelson, Nels P. 

Owen, Thomas L. 

Prict), Lcwellen—P. M. 
Prichard, Peter L. 

Phillips, John A. 

Phillips, Thomas J. 

Proctor, Hiram S. 

Rogers, Oscar. 

Rushton, Leonard E. 
Russell, Chas. J.—P. M. 
Russell, Robert W. 
Raymond, George E. 

Smith, Richard F. 

Schaller, Harry. 

Schenck, Harry J. 

Sherva, Carl. 

Soper, H. E. 

Scharrett, C. B. 

Sparks, S. C. 

Stratton, Ivan Gene. 
Stoddard, William. 
Trandum. Einon H. 

Turner, C. J. B. 

Vinsl, A. D. 

Warren, Jacob E. 

Wheeler, Melvin E.—P. M. 
White, Warren. 

Young, William H. 

Young, Walton H. 

Young, Denzil R. 

Young, C. B. 

Zook, Joseph W. 




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JUNE 30, 


FELLOW CRAFT—Nels Rassmussen. 

RAISED—Frank M. Doering, John M. Doering, Adolph Hoff, F. B. Irvine, 
Ivan Gene Stratton, William Stoddard. 

ADMITTED—Percy Davies, Frank H. Heinrich. 

DIMITTED—William M. Bowmer, Joseph Hodgson, Harry M. Russell. 
MEMBERS—103. 


LIBBY NO. 85.—Libby. 

Chartered September 19, 1912. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Edward M. Boyes, W. 

M. 

Louis G. Klenck, Sec. 

Kenneth F. Klenck, S. S. 

Willard C. Preston, S. 

W. 

Wm. W. Blew, Jr., S. D. 

Louis Larson, J. S. 

Justin K. Dwinelle, J. 
John Johnson, Treas. 

, W. 

Zack Haddock, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Hans Peterson, Tyler. 

Alexander, W. F. 


Griffin, Robert M. 

Paine, W. M 

Alley, E. N. 


Gibson, Albert R. 

Pratt, Paul D. 

Akin, Ralph 


Haddock, Zack. 

Peterson, J. P. 

Allison, Herman T. 


Houghton, C. C. 

Phillips, B. L. 

Brooks, John D. 


Hess, R. L. 

Peterson, Hans. 

Brooks, Morris. 


Hood, S. G. 

Pitts, J. S. 

Brooks, Chas. B. 


Holt, E. B. 

Preston, Willard C. 

Blackford, J. M. 


Hardy, David. 

Pederson, Pete M. 

Bailey, McP. 


Horton, Erwin C. 

Rowland, M. D.—P. M. 

Benning, F. F. 


Hunter, Lloyd T. 

Raymond, W. A. 

Blackwell, Geo. M. 


Halseth, Hans. 

Ransom, W. H. 

Benedict, Bert A. 


Halseth, Henry. 

Rue, 0. R. 

Bergleen, E. J. 


Halseth, Loren F. 

Roberts, J. M. 

Blackwell, Geo. R. 


Joughin, H. A. 

Richards, Allen N. 

Benneke, E. H. 


Jones, G. H. 

Rogers, Earl R. 

Boyes, Ed. M. 


Jacobson, John. 

Skeels, Dorr. 

Brendgord, 0. J. 


Johanson, John. 

Simpson, C. A.—P. M. 

Blew, W. W. Jr. 


Klenck, Louis G.—P. M. 

Smith, G. A. 

Brennan, Robert J. 


Kedzie, M. K.—P. M. 

Steele, H. S. 

Baker, Alfred H. 


Koebel, G. P. 

Siems, W. G. 

Blough, Floyd. 


Kensler, L. C. 

Schanck, D. E. 

Baldwin, John P. 


Keinitz, Wm. F. 

Sloan, W. 

Bosworth, James H. 


Klenck, Kenneth F. 

Schallus, F. J. 

Baxter, Portus. 


Korn, E. C. 

Sheffield, Jos. W. 

Borkman, Leo. 


Long, Phillip R. 

Smith, H. M. 

Criderman, Wm. 


Lewis, J. R. 

Snowdon, B. H. 

Clark, J. Z. 


Lounsbury, A. W. . 

Thomas, B. P. 

Chadwick, H. L. 


Leigh, Leslie. 

Townsend, Larmon G. 

Cady, W. M. 


Larson, Louis. 

Upham, Frank. 

Cochran, Frank R. 


Libby, Chester A. 

Veldman, R. R. 

Craig, Stanley S. 


Millett, G. W. 

Vinal, L. F. 

Charnholm, A. N. 


Megquier, W. S. 

Wilder, W. W. 

Doe, E. W. 


Marshall, C. A. 

Williams, F. Earl—P. M. 

Duthie. J. M. 


Morrison, J. H. 

Wood, Nelson. 

Dwinelle, J. K. 


Morris, A. L. 

Williams, A. J. 

Ellis, Rutherford C. 


M’egquier, Bert. 

Walker, Guy H. 

Fleek, W. Scott. 


Mitchell, L. H. 

Welch, Leo S. 

Frederick, J. F. 


Mooney, Bernie E. 

Williams, Woody T. 

Foster, T. J. 


McCloud, W. W. 

Westman, Olaf A. 

Gray, W. H. 


Noren, D. T. 

White, John I. 

Griffin, C. A. 


Nyblom, A. W. 

Wilson, Andrew. 

Gompf, H. M. 

Garrett, E. M. 


Nygaard, 0. B. 

Pier, A. H.—P. M. 

Wright, Charles. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Archie M. Hoffman. 

FELLOW CRAFTS—Fred Burlingham, Erford E. Jaqueth, Pearl Stone. 

RAISED—Leo Borkman, Hans Halseth, Henry Halseth, Loren F. Halseth, Ken¬ 
neth F. Klenck, Chester A. Libby, Earl R. Rogers, Andrew Wilson, Charles 
Wright. 

REINSTATED—Portus Baxter. 

DIMITTED—Joseph T. Josephson. 

SUSPENDED FOR UNMASONIC CONDUCT—Irving E. Adams. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Leo H. Faust. 

DIED—Reuben T. Fleek, John D. Hunter. 

MEMBERS—128. 


JUDITH NO. 86.—Hobson. 

Chartered September 19, 1912. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 

John Milne, W. M. Charles Tedholm, Sec. Walter S. Kopp, S. S. 

Robert Brading, S. W. William Parson, S. D. A. W. Davis, J. S. 

R. E. Ramaker, J. W. L. G. DeVore, J. D. Landis Barley, Tyler. 

H. T. Goodell, Treas. 




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GBAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


85 


Abbott, Alvin. 

Ahrnett, Albert. 
Brading, Robt. N. 
Baroch, Y. F. 

Bocock, J. R. 
Brownlee, Wm. 
Barrett, Charles I. 
Bodley, E. Harold. 
Ball, George W. 
Barley, Landis. 

Cowan. John R. 

Cook, Y. R. 
Conquergood, Robt. E. 
Donaldson, Noble C. 
Dix, John 
Dubois, Albert W. 
Dubois. Earl M. 
DeYore, Lloyd G. 
DuBois, Frank R. 
Davis, Arthur W. 
Eldred, J. Leslie. 
Eyerly, Lee. 
Eggenberger, John J. 
Eveland, Jos. 
Fairbank, S. B. 

Ferry, Max. 

Forbes, Peter S. 
Freeseman, A. A., Jr. 
Fisher, Dwight A. 
Goodell, H. T.— P. M. 
Giddings, A. L. 

Green, H. L. 

Guttery, George E. 


Master Masons. 
Gagle, William 
Gallagher, William J. 
Hinkle, B. B. 

Halpenny, J. M.—P. M. 
Hodge, Frank. 

Harwood, Claude—P. M. 
Henderson, C. D. 

Hitch, Doni N. 

Horton, Richard P. H. 
Haschke, Arthur P. 
Jewell, John J.—P. M. 
Jellison, Lee 
Johnson, Darwin S, 
Koerble, Herman. 

Kopp, W. S. 

Lindsey, James B. 

Lillard, John J. 

Lamb, G. F. 

Lehner, M. C. 
Lauterwasser, Wm. 
LaFrance, A. N. 

Milne, John F. 

Mitchell, F. M. 

Maggee, William F. 
Mallette, Frank 
Metz, Arleigh J. 

Merrill, R. C. 

Martin, Perry D. 
McDonald, Douglas F. 
Newton, Wm. 

Nygren, H. A.—P. M. 
Nicholson, H. R. 

Owen, W. J. 


Poska, A.—P. M. 
Porter, John R. 
Preston, Wm. F. 
Preston, P. G. 

Phillips, Ellis. 

Phillips, Claude. 
Parsons, Rolla 
Parsons, Wiliiam E. 
Phelps, Walter. 

Rector, Fred. 

Rodgers, Wm. F. 
Ramaker, R. E. 

Roberts, C. C. 

Springer, H. J. 
Stephens, John M 
Spratt, G. C.—P. M. 
Smith, Glenn C. 
Stevenson, John W. 
Stanard, U. F. 
Scarbrough, Iden. 
Smith, C. B. 

Small, Marion 
Sells, Charles J. 
Tedholm, Chas.—P. M. 
Yalentine, John 
Yrooman, W. L. 
Watson, Yernon. 
Woodward, H. S. 
Wright, D. M. 

Watson, O. G. 
Williams, B. F. 

Wallis, George E. 
White, O. A. 


RAISED—George W. Ball, Landis Barley, Arthur W. Davis, William J. Gal¬ 
lagher, Arthur P. Haschke, John J. Lillard. 

DIMITTED—George C. Green, N. J. Lindsey. 


MEMBERS—99. 


MADISON NO. 87.—Ennis. 

(Location moved from Jeffers by action of Grand Lodge—1921.) 
Chartered September 19, 1912. 

Begular Meetings—First and Third Thursdays in each month. 


Floyd W. Linton, W. M. 
Austin P. Jeffers, S. W. 
Theodore Paugh, J. W. 
Charley Carlson, Treas. 


Bailey, Robt. S.—P. M. 
Barnett, Peyton H. 
Carlson, Charley. 

Caspers, Henry J.—P. M. 
Douglas. Stanley E. 

Dahl, Albert R. 

Eidell, Irving Charles. 
Ellinghouse, Albert S. 
Etcher, Raymond Spring. 
Fitchen, Geo. H. 

Hayden, Jas. J. 
Huddleston, R. Howard. 
Henderscn, Ward. 

Hippe, Reinhold 
Hamilton, Everrett A. 
Holbert, C. Manley. 
Hutchins,. R. K. 


Officers. 

J. C. Jeffers, Sec. 

Everett A. Hamilton, S. D. 
LaMark C. Linthacum, J.D. 

Master Masons. 

Jeffers, Jefferson C 
Jeffers, Waiter Clarence. 
Jeffers, Paul Myron. 
Jeffers, Lawrence Myron 
Jeffers, Austin P. 

Kurfiss, Harry L. 

Kurfiss, Lawrence Elmer. 
Kennedy, John M. 
Kennedy, John W. 

Lester, Wade. 

Lawton, Wm. Henry. 
Linton, Floyd W.—P. M. 
Linthacum, LaMark 0. 
Maynard, Elbert A. 

Moore, Walter S. 

Medlin, John P. 

McKinnon, Alex. 


C. Edgar Reel, S. S. 
Harry J. B. Wilson, J. S. 
Allen J. Smith, Tyler. 


McKenzie, William H. 
Nelson, Frederick A. 
Poland, John G.—P. M. 
Paugh, Theodore. 

Powell, Dodley 
Reel, C. Edgar 
Switzer, Andrew W. 
Sprague, Robt. H. 

Smith, Ray. 

Smith, Allen J. 

Sackett, Arlie N. 

Smith, George W. 

Smith, Arthur T. 
Wolverton, Fred H.—P. M. 
Wolverton, Star. 

Wilson, Harry J. B. 

Wilson, Thomas J. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Homer C. Bosworth. 
RAISED—Albert R. Dahl, LaMark C. Linthacum. 
ADMITTED—Thomas J. Wilson. 

DIED—Erastus Paugh. 


MEMBERS—51. 



86 


RETURNS YEAR ENDING 


JUNE 30, 


PALESTINE NO. 88.—Stanford. 


Chartered September 19, 1912. 

Regular Meetings—-First and Third Mondays in each month. 

Officers. 


A. H. Moen, W. M. 
F. A. Grace, S. W. 

L. R. Johnson, J. W. 
C. R. Taylor, Treas. 


Alexander, C. C. 
Bennett, Cash. 
Brooks, O. S. 
Bienick, Frank 
Bonstead, Edw. S. 
Bain, Julius P. 
Burnett, Ben 
Beynon, David. 
Brownlee, H. U. 
Brickei. Ralph. 
Culver, F. H. 
Christianson, Carl P. 
Cole, Henry. 

Chester, Alfred 
Crabtree, Harry M. 
Clyne, Ed. 
Childerhouse, R. S. 
Croft, James M. 
Dunsmoie, Charles 
Dietsch, C. H. 
Estell, Edgar. 

Evans, H. W. 

Evans, Jasper W. 
Falls, Geo. M. 

Fisher, Hosea W. 
Frisbie, R. C. 
Gillespie, A. G. 
Green, Floyd A. 


F. B. Reiner, Sec. 

R. C. Harvey, S. D. 

H. S. Thurston, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Guthrie, J. R. 

Guthrie, C. W. 

Galt, E. F. 

Grace, Floyd A. 
Gaston, Joseph. 
Gillespie, Duncan. 
Hagerman, J. F. 

Hetzel, Albert J. 

Hurst, R. C. 

Higgins, Harry C. 
Harvey, R. C. 

Ingersoll, H. G. 
Johnson, L. Ross. 
Kendall, W. W. 

Kempt, H. E. 

Kreiger, John A. 
Knight, Clarence A. 
Leach, Joseph. 
Letterman, L. W. 
Lester, F. W.—P. M. 
Lewis, William. 
Meredith, F. W.—P. M. 
Matthews, N. B. 

Moore, A. E.—P. M. 
Murphy, Jas. J. 

Murray, Fred W. 
McDermid, Alexander. 
McNulty, C. W. 


H. U. Brownlee, S. S. 
James M. Croft, J. S. 
George R. Yolkel, Tyler. 


Moen, A. H. 

Norcutt, W. H. 

Nebel, A. N. 

Peck, W. B. 

Peterson, A. E. 
Packard, FI. M. 
Pollock, L. W. 
Pemberton, Clyde 0. 
Parker, Victor A. 
Rhoads, Fred L. 
Roessler, W. F. 

Reed, F. B. 

Reed, Murray H. 
Reiner, Fred B. 
Rosenquist, Alfred. 
Snow, Ira W. 
Schroeder, Henry F. 
Sigwin, E. M. 

Sell, Leo A. 

Taylor, R. D. 

Taylor, C. R. 
Thurston, H. S. 

Volk el, G. R.—P. M. 
Waddell, T. J.—P. M. 
Weingart, John H. 
Wolfe, Rufus A. 
Wilson, John A. 


FELLOW CRAFT—James F. Gray. 

RAISED—Duncan Gillespie, William Lewis, Victor A. Parker. 
ADMITTED—Ralph Bricker, Joseph Gaston. 

DIMITTED—Edwin Gracey, L. M. Stauffer. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Ralph C. Flitcroft. 
DIED—W. J. Peck. 

MEMBERS—83. 


COLUMBIA FALLS NO. 89.—Columbia Falls. 
Chartered September 19, 1912. 

Eegular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


John Hall, Sr., W. M. 
M. E. Hollister, S. W. 

J. N. Reynolds, J. W. 
A. N. Smith, Treasurer. 


Axtell, John S.—P. M. 
Abbey, Melby L. 

Bowery, George E. 

Bolick, Joseph. 

Bachelder, Eugene—P. M 
Bassford, Henry E. 

Bolick, James 
Bergseiker, E. F. 
Billsborough, David. 

Berge, Henry C. 

Brock, Samuel. 

Buhmiller, J. R. 

Clemens, C. E.—P. M. 
Cunningham, Thos. P. 
Crum, Ed. J. 

Cree, Merton 
Cleveland, Clarence 
Corbett, Thomas J. 
Courtney, Charles. 


A. D. Thomas, Sec. 

Ed. Neitzling, S. D. 
John Farr, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Clute, Frank. 

Conley, Albert. 

Daley, Charles M. 
DeFord, George. 
Edwards, Alfred P, 
Elsethagen, Thorvold O. 
Ehrig, Fred M. 

Ehrig, Frank A. 

Ehrig, Louis. 

Ernst, Harry D. 
Elsethagen, Edwin. 
Fitzsimmons, W. L. —P. 
Farr, John C. 

Foster, Chas. H. 

Good, Henry. 

Gutridge, Lee E. 

Gorton, O. J. 

Hutchings, Henry W. 
Hall, John. 


H. L. Lokensgard, S. S. 
Joseph Imholt, J. S’. 
Joseph Bolick, Tyler. 


Harrington, Chas. J. 
Howard, Jas. P. 
Hutchinson, J. T.—P. M. 
Hensen, Ben. F. 
Huntsinger, Forest 
Hall, Oliver C. 

Hall, John W. 

Hollister, Earl 
Imbolt, Joe. 

Iverson, Albert. 

Iverson, Rubin. 

Ingram, Guy H. 

Junkins, Oscar M.—P. M. 
Joslin, Chas. F. 

Jolley, Lawrence P. 
Johnson, Joe V. 

Kivel, John. 

Kloetzke, Wilhelm C. 
Knowles, A. R. 



1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


87 


Lewis, John E.—P. M. 
Linden, Thos. E. 
Lawrence, Andrew. 
Lokensgard, H. L. 

Lee, James. 

Lewis, Solomon W. 
Lindsay, William. 
Loveall, S. J. 

Loveall, J. C. 

Lorence, E. S. 

Morton, John O. 

Morris, John W. 

McBain, Duncan.—P. M. 
Marble, R. E. 

Miller, Howard. 
Neitzling, Ed. 

Neitzling, Fred. 

Nason, George L. 

Ogg, John B. 


Owens, Cromwell L. 
Pauline, Alex. D. 

Pettit, Fred D. 

Phillips, Floyd. 

Patton, George D. 
Purviance, A. E. 
Robinson, O. A.—P. M. 
Roe, Geo. W. 

Reynolds, James W. 
Roth, Archie W. 
Roberts, William. 

Richie, Herbert. 

Smith, A. N.—P. M. 
Selvage, Herman C. 
Stine, Fletcher. 

Scott, Nathan. 

Stiles, Chas. H. 

Solander, A. E. 

Spiller, John. 


Schoenberger, Paul -A. 
Smith, Nels J. 

Sullivan, Thomas J. 
Tway, David R. 
Thomas, A. D. 

Van Artsdale, Lee W. 
Vaught, Harvey E. 
Willis, Marvin E. 
Willis, Joseph M. 
Warde, Barney 
Waterman, Geo. B. 
Waterman, Marcena E. 
Waterman, Harry E. 
Weame, Arthur K. 
Walker, William. 
Waterman, Chester. 
Wise, Charles C. 
Waggener, E. G. 
Whitestone, Harold. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Ellis B. Hoke, Charles Swanberg. 

FELLOW CRAFTS—Walter S. Gibbs, H. C. Keff. 

RAISED—J. R. Buhmiller, Frank Clute, Albert Conley, William Lindsay, S. J. 
Loveall, F. S. Lorence, J. C. Loveall, Howard Miller, George L. Nason, Herbert 
Richie. 

DIMITTED—A. G. Berry. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Harold Barger, Thomas Porter. 
DIED—William Cummings, C. D. Elder, Wm. L. Snow. 


MEMBERS—114. 


LOWER YELLOWSTONE NO. 90.—Sidney. 

Chartered September 18, 1913. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 


Officers. 

C. S. Clemmensen, W. M. Guy Earl Samel, Sec. 
Herbert A. Thomas, S. W. Walter L. Varco, S. D. 
Francis G. Johnson, J. W. Peter M. Anderson, J. D. 
Richard P. Imes, Treas. 


Ailing, Ira M. 

Adams, Burton S. 

Anderson, E. C. 

Anderson, Peter M. 
Anderson, Siegfried A. 
Albin, Ira Ottis. 

Adams, William Curtis. 
Amsden, Forest W. 
Anderson, Louis. 

Brand, Elmer A. 

Brattin, Carl L.—P. M. 
Beagle, John S. 

Brown, Byron B. 

Bucklin, Russell W. 

Bishop, Sam 
Barker, Joshua H. 

Benson, Clarence Sherman. 
Bendon, Ira L. 

Bryant, Silas Robert. 

Buell, John Quince. 
Clemmensen, Christian S. 
Coombs, Leon. 

Cundiff, William F. 

Curtis Carl W. 

Cedarstrom, John E. 
Chattin, Earl William. 
Christiansen, Albert F. 
Combes, William Milton. 
Collett, Charles E. 

Crossley, George Heber. 
Dunnigan, William E. 
Diers, Herbert F. 

Delamore, Fred A. 

Damskov, Martin Luther. 
Dawe, Jesse F. 

Diers, Herman E. 
Dilschneider, M. E. 

Dotson, Delbert Dewey. 
Elvin, James. 

Emling Frederick G. 


Master Masons. 

Ferris, Arnold D.—P. M. 
Fylkin, John Oscar. 
Gaiser, Silas. 

Gowdy, Francis A. 

Hall, Arthur U.—P. M. 
Harnish, John W. 

Hawk, Addison L. 

Hardy, Loren A. 

Harper, Paul Bryant. 
Halverson, Walter R. 
Heiner, Roy. 

Hodson, Charles Mark. 
Hanson, Nicklay. 

Hoover, Homer Atwater. 
Hall, Glen Austin. 

Imes, Richard P. 

Jensen, William F. 
Johnson, Orval. 

Johnson, John S. 
Johnston, Harry J. 
Johnson, Andres F. 
Johnson, F. George 
Kreuger, Ernst T. 
Ketcham, Harry G. 
Korab, Frank H. 

Knoop, Walter A. 

Loken, John A. 

Lewison, Max. 

LaRue, E. D. 

Loken, Clarence W. 
McCann, Joseph. 

McVay, Homer R. 
McRay, G. L. 

McCullough, Edwin J. 
Mason, William. 

Mason, Fred. 

Mason, John. 

Meisenbach, Harold E. 
Merrill, Waldo Thomas. 
Magruder, G. R. 


Thomas E. Ray, S. S. 
Ludwig E. Setter, J. S. 
Arnold D. Ferris, Tyler. 


Morrill, R. A. 

Morey, Charles E. 

Mayer, Cyriakus 
Miller, George G. 
Mitchell, Albert J. 
Mellquist, Carl. 

Miller, George Erwin. 
Nelson, W. O.—P. M. 
Nutt, Richard S'.—P. M. 
Northey, Arthur E. 
Nevins, J. H. 

Nelson, Martin C. 

Nelson, George Stie. 
Osborn, Joseph M. 

Oland, Carl G. 

Oleson, Nels Samuel. 
Peterson, William 
Peterson, Ivan John. 
Posz, William H. 

Perkins, J. R. 

Phillips, Richard A. 
Peterson, Peter Holm. 
Rood, Guy L. 

Rounce, Roy—P. M. 
Rounce, Harold L. 

Ray, Thomas E. 

Redding, Allen C. 
Redding, Max Arthur. 
Robbins, Burr. 

Rea, Robert Oswald. 

Rice, Laurence Elden. 
Svela, Peter. 

Stratta, Magnus P. 
Stevens, Paul B. 
Schoonamaker, Donald E. 
Stewart, Walter H. 
Samel, Guy Earl. 

Setter, Ludwig E. 
Shoeman, N. A. 



88 


RETURNS YEAR ENDING 


JUNE 30, 


Skerrett, Albert. Teisenger, Chester Leroy. 

Stratton, William D. Turner, Ernest Howard. 

Steffanson, John Franklin. Ufer, E. G. 

Sorenson, Elmer. Ulery, Harry E. 

Turner, James I. Vaux, Augustus. 

Turner, Louis H. Van Voorhies, G.—P. M. 

Thomas, Herbert A. 

ENTERED APPRENTICES—Gilbert Harold Kreis, Clifford Benjamin Ray. 

FELLOW CRAFTS—Glen Blakislee Dawe, Clarence Clayton Woodbury, Herman 
H. Wright. 

RAISED—William Curtis Adams, Ira L. Bendon, Silas Robert Bryant, John 
Quince Buell, George Heber Crossley, Fredrick G. Emling, Silas Gaiser, Nicklay 
Hansen, Edwin J. McCullough, George S'tie Nelson, Robert Oswell Rea, Laurence 
Elden Rice, Elmer Sorenson, John E. Way. 

ADMITTED—Forest W. Amsden, Louis Anderson, Herman E. Diers, Delbert 
Dewey Dotson. 

REINSTATED—M. E. Dilschneider. 

DIMITTED—N. C. Whittington. 

DIED—Lossie T. Dawe, Bernhard Morck. 

MEMBERS—138. 


Varco, Charles Earl. 
Varco, Lyman G. 
Varco. Walter L. 
Welch, Arthur D. 
Wandell, Alex. 

Way, John E. 


PLENTYWOOD NO. 91Plentywood. 

Chartered September 17, 1914. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


L. E. Rue, W. M. Oscar S. Gullickson, Sec. 

W. E. Fredrick, S. W. M. S. Nelson, S. D. 

A. A. Malcolm, J. W. Fred Ibsen, J. D. 

Arthur J. Langer, Treas. 

Master Masons. 


Arneson, Edward. 
Belanski. E. E.—P. M. 
Bakke, A. A. 

Blake, Fred N. 

Buzzard, Chas. A. 
Bolster, Geo. E. 

Bruvold, Peder. 

Bennett, J. 

Collins, Oscar J. 
Chapman, Albert R. 
Clarke, Guy B. 

Campbell, Guy E. 
Carlson, Victor S. 

Comer, C. E. 
Christensen, C. G. 

Davis, John A. 

Davis, John H. 

Duggan, John B. 

Eie, Peder J. 

Erickson, Wm.—P. M. 
Ellery, C. R. 

Fishbeck, Frank G. 
Falxa, John. 

Fredrick, Walter E. 
Farris, Robert E. 
Forncrook, L. D. 

Girard, Oscar R.—P. M. 
Gustafson, R. E. 

Glaze, Fred. 

Gullickson, Oscar S. 
Grawe, Fred William 


Hudson, Fred C. 

Hein, L. E.—P. M. 
Holdal, Henry L. 

Hedges, Jesse V. 

Heath, Linn L. 

Hansen, Peter A. 

Hydle, Odmund L. 
Hunter, Joseph C. 

Ibsen, Fred. 

Johnson, Roy H. 

Johnson, Ben H. 

Johnson, Harry M. 
Johnson, L. W. 

Johnston, C. C. 

Johnston, Charles Leroy. 
King, W. W. 

Kallak, Clarence R. 
Kisler, Pete. 

Langer, A. J. 

Lasater, J. M 
Lund, Christ 
Lewis, Price. 

Lund, R. R. 

Legge, Max. 

Matkin, J. D.—P. M. 
Munson, Geo. A. 
McMillan, Robert O. 
Millbrook, Sherman. 
Malcolm, A. A. 

Mayfield, C. A. 

Miller, Irving E. 


Louis Moe, S'. S. 

R. R. Lund, J. S. 

Edgar E. Belanski, Tyler. 


Moe, Louis J. 

Nelson, C. S. 

Nelson, N. L. 

Nelson, M. S. 

Onstad, L. J. 

Onstad, Geo. L. 

Pierce, Geo. M. 

Popesku, Tache. 

Quinn, Bernard A. 

Riba, Adolph. 

Richardson, Weldon. 
Rostad, Carl N. 

Rue, Leonard E. 

Rankin, Ed. B. 

Sandvig, John H. 

Steele, E. G. 

Stoen, John A. 

Sorvik, Elias O. 
Sunderhauf, Ralph J. 
Shippee, Irving L. 

Sundahl, Oscar D 
Sunderhauf, F. A. 

Stonkan, J. C. 

Tang, Claus R. 

Tyler, Reginald G. 
Vollum, Alfred T. 

Van Vorous, Benjamin. 
Wagner, James G.—P. M. 
White, Ernest R. 

Weiss, Edward. 


RAISED—Charles L. Johnston. 

ADMITTED—J. Bennett, C. G. Christensen, C. 0. Johnston, I. E. Miller, J. C. 
Stonkan. 

DIMITTED—Charles E. Coryell, Harlow Nelson, Peter F. Tang, Albert O 
Tennis. 

DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—R. C. Stanfield. 

MEMBERS—92. 



1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


89 


SAINTS JOHN NO. 92.—Hardin. 

Chartered September 17, 1914. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 

Jesse E. Graham, W. M. J. L. D. Queen, Sec. Jacob E. Conver, S. S. 

David L. Egnew, S. W. Lloyd Y. Snyder, S. D. Albert F. Koehler, J. S. 

Ray C. Thompson, J. W. Frank Kyselka, J. D. Fred J. Waterman, Tyler. 

A. B. Goldsberry, Treas. 

Master Masons. 


Anderson, Lars R. 
Allictte, J Tulip 
Arthur, William. 
Asbury, Calvin H 
Bunston, H. W.—P. M. 
Baker, Henry. 

Bowman, Alfred H. 
Boggess, O. M. 

Burla, Gwen F. 

Barnett, Harvey H. 
Bowman, Carl E. 
Brogelmann, Robert 
Burke, Thomas H. 
Boyd, Johnston R. 
Bollum, Alfred E. 

Bo yum, John. 
Bordewick, Jurgen C. 
Boyer, Burdett 
Bayless, Walter M. 
Connelly, Frank G. 
Clifford, Harry E. 
Collins, A. R. 

Conver, J. E. 

Corwin, Gerald F. 
Douglas, Frank W. 
DeTuncq, Harry A. 
Davis, Raymond I. 

Eves, Forrest D. 

Eder, Charles S. 

Eder, Frank J. 

Egnew. David L 
Ewing, Norman. 
Flickinger, Emery C. 
Gay, Thaddeus E. 
Gardner, Charles A. 
Gladden, Fred B. 
Graham, Jesse E. 

Gibbs, James. 
Goldsberry, Edwin B. 
Goldsmith, Charles E. 
Gordon, Fred 
Granger, Clarence W. 
Gans, R. A. 

Guyot, Henry A. 

Hicks, A. Merritt. 
Haverfield, Orville S. 
Howell, Ethan A. 
Hammer, Walter. 

Hays, W. Dean. 
Hobson, Willard 
Hackney, William L. 
Haynie, Ira. 


Hanson, Otto. 

Hedrick, Grover C. 
Hughes, Horace G. 
Harris, George M. 
Hayter, Earl William. 
Johnston, James W. 
Kelly, Dell. 

Kurz, Louis C. 

Kifer, John H. 
Kitterman, A. Kansas. 
Korber, Louis C. 
Kyselka, Frank. 

Kelley, Edmund L., Jr. 
Keyes, Joseph A. 
Koehler, Albert F. 
Kuehn, Edwin C. 
Kitchen, Perry W. 
Lipp, Fred M.—P. M. 
Lawlor, Edward. 
Lammers. Edward A. 
Long, Carl O. 

Lewis, Clyde E. 

Lafon, Claude C. 

Lewis, Paul M. 

Lewis, Arthur G. 
Labbitt, L. H. 

Lewis, Kenneth. 
Morgan, John J. 
Mitchell, Alonzo L. 
Moncure, Walter P. 
Meek, John A. 

Mitchell, Harvey L. 
McCarthy, J. E. 
McKinley, Oliver P. 
MacLeod, John. 
McGrew, Murray L. 
MacLeod, Thomas. 
Nelson, Ira D. 

Pike, J. H. 

Palmer, Charles T. 
Petzoldt, William A. 
Preis, Christian H. 
Peck, Henry A. 

Peck, Charles W. 
Petersen, George L. 
Powers, J. A. 

Prante, John W. 

Pnsrh, Homer 
Pulman, John A. 
Queen, J. L. D. 

Quire, Charles A. 
Rowland, Frank A. 


Roush, Arthur H.—P. M. 
Rankin, Carl—P. M. 

Ross, Robert—P. M. 
Rogers, Harry G.—P. M. 
Riggs, R. A. 

Rugg, Claude C. 

Russell, Ernest B. 
Rockwell, Daniel G. 
Rennick, Leverett C. 

Reed, Roy B. 

Smith, .Thomas C.—P. M. 
Strife, A. L. 

Shipley, Theodore E. 
Sullivan, Daniel. 

Smith, R. W . 

Sage, Webster L. 

Small, Henry W. 

Sawyer, Dwight W. 
Strand, Hans M. 

Sheets, Albert J. 

Sibley, Earl A. 

Skaug, Henry 
Smith, William 
Snyder, Loyd V. 

Scott, Willard J. 

Scott, Ralph Y. 

Shreve, John B. 

Turner, John P. 

Turner, Marvin. 

Terrett, Julian. 

Tanner, Franklin D. 
Tschirgi, Matthew H. 
Tulley, Ray L. 

Thompson, Ray C. 

Trytten, John M 
Thompson, Herbert H. 
Vickers, Robert A.—P. M. 
Van Cleve, Guy T. 

Yan Houten, Ray M. 
Yickers, Robert A. Jr. 
Vance, H. E. 

Wade, John R. 

Warren, Winfield E. 
Westwood, Archie G. 
Watts, James W. 

Winton, William. 
Waterman, Fred J. 
Wilcox, Percy. 

Whiteman, Glenn E. 
Warren, Richard E. 
Widdows, Walter S. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—A. M. Stevenson. 

RAISED—Walter M. Bayless, Norman Ewing, Earl William Hayter, Perry W. 
Kitchen, Kenneth Lewis, Roy B. Reed. 

ADMITTED—Calvin H. Asbury, L. H. Labbitt, Ira D. Nelson. 

DIMITTED—Claus Y. Nelson. 

DIED—George E. Cowles, Andrew Simpson. 

MEMBERS—155. 


EUREKA NO. 93.—Eureka. 

Chartered September 17, 1914. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Fridays in each month. 

Officers. 

S. M. Brandenburg, W. M. Leonard C. Jewett, Sec. George McGlenn, S. S. 

Gale E. McKain, S. W. Ray T. Pritchard, S. D. Maynard R. Boorman, J. S. 

Carl H. Therriault, J. W. Fred J. Miller, J. D. Fred Alverson, Tyler. 

Tom A. Boorman, Treas. 



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Albee, W. C. 

Alverson, Fred L. 

Britell, Ole A. 

Bogardus, F. B. 

Boorman, Thos. 

Brown, Wm. H. 

Baney, Frank R. 
Braudenberg, Stanley M. 
Boyd, William C. 

Butel, Albert F. 

Brock, Guy O. 

Brock, Roy O. 

Boorman, Maynard Ray, 
Baker, William Austin. 
Clark, Fred B, 

Culver, Boyd. 

Conners, Samuel H. 
Clark, William Henry. 
Dahlberg, Swan J. 
Demers, Elzeor 
Davis, Clarence E. 
Dowdell, John C. 

Doyen, Joe L. 

Fleming, Arthur J. 
Fetterley, L. W. 

Flach, Carl S. 

Fogerlund, Gerhard E. 
Force, Clarence. 

Fuller, William Henry. 
Graves, Cory B. 

Garey, Franklin P. 

Garey, James M. 

Garey, Robert W. 
Griffiths, Matthew W. 
Hamann, Chas. A. 

Hovind, Nels.—-P. M. 
Hendrickson, Ed. 

Hultz, Chas. A 


Master Masons. 


Hunsinger, Merton A. 
Hanneman, A. A. 

Horner, Leigh A. 

Howe, Leonard V. 

Hanson, Ralph Morris. 
Havlik, Cyril P. 

Hider, Edwin S. 

Johnson, Sami. P. 
Johnson, Abe E. 

Johnson, O. Geyhart. 
JeAvett, Leonard C. 
Jensen, Irving Robert. 
Klinke, P. V. 

Kerr, William A. 

Koehler, John H. 

Linwood, Chas. 

Long, Franklin A. 

Lewis, Chauncey 
Larson, Fred A. 

Lucas, Reno L. 

McKain, Gale E. 

McKain, John M.—P. M. 
Martin, Fred R. 

Metcalf, Roy M. 

Mahar, M. E.—P. M. 
Mooney, Barney P. 

Masek, J. G. 

Miller, Fred J. 

Miller, Ira C. 

McGlenn, George W. 
Nelson, John M. 

O’Neil, Louis C. 

Oliveria, Jesse J. 

Petery, Mike. 

Pomeroy, H. G.—P. M. 
Price, Earle E. 

Prichard, Raymond T. 
Pinney, Benjamin C.—P. 1 


Pritchard, Thomas F. 
Ringer, Melvin S. 
Rice, J. R. 

Reid, Robert. 

Roberts, Otto Paul. 
Radell, Edward E. 
Ramlow, George W. 
Saoin, Franklin E. 
Smith, Jos. H. 
Sampson, Horace. 
Sampson, Harland. 
Skidmore, J. H. 

Smith, Clyde W. 
Sperry, Lloyd G. 

Stout, John F.—P. M. 
Sturm, Max E.—P. M. 
Sparrell, H. W. 
Saling, Jay H. 

Slick, Frank J. 

Smith, James. 

Scott, Merlin E. 

Scott, Richard. 
Syvertson, Guy I. 
TaoKlind, Carl J. 
Therriault, Alby O. 
Teel, Oscar F. 
Therriault, Carl H. 
Taylor, J. R. 

Wallar, Geo. H. 

Weil, Chas. A. 
Whitmarsh, John. 
Whitmarsh, Arthur F. 
Wolff, Victor. 
Whitmarsh, Murle. 
Webb, Martin B. 

Wolf, Oscar F. 

Young, Chas. T. 


FELLOW CRAFT—Lawrence W. Saltz. 

RAISED—William Austin Baker, William Henry Clark, William Henry Fuller, 
Edwin S. Hider, Jesse J. Oliveria, George W. Ramlow, Merlin E. Scott, Richard 
Scott, Guy I. Syvertson. 

ADMITTED—Thomas F. Pritchard. 

DIMITTED—William John Adams, Thomas H. Bienz, Louis S. Hanson, George 
L. Woodworth. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES'—W. L. Richardson, Charles F. 
Wright. 


MEMBERS—113. 


SACO NO. 94.—Saco. 

Chartered September 17, 1914. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Mondays in each month, 

Officers. 


Roland M. Vagg, W. M. 
Roy A. Barbour, S. W. 
J. C. Banks, J. W. 

Wm. H. Frazier, Treas. 


Bird, William O. 

Banks, J. C. 

Blue, M. A. 

Barbour, Roy A. 
Dunbar, Wm. 

Davis, J. W. 

Dvbdal, Elmer L. 
Dalquist, Gust. 

Easton, A. E.—P. M. 
Frazier, Wm. H.—P. M. 
Garrison, Daniel 
Garrison, W. T. 

Hawver, O. R.—P. M. 
Hedges, H. H. 

Hodge, Merritt D. 
Hedges, Frank S. 


Harry A. Vagg, Sec. 

M. R. Nelson, S. D. 

John A. Townsend, J. D, 


Master Masons. 

Innes, Robert. 

Jordon, J. H. 

Jones, W. J. 

King, Theo. F., Jr. 
Kruger, P. G. 
Kronschnabel, L. R. 
Martin, Sandy A. 

Martin, C. P. 

Moser, Wilbur E. 
Nelson, C. W.—P. M. 
Nelson, M. R. 

.Reimer, E. T.—P. M. 
Rosendahl, J. O. 

Rognas, Edward—P. M. 
Rustad, E. C. 


Walter Jones, S. S. 
Malcolm Blue, J. S. 
Sandy A. Martin, Tyler. 


Reimer, Ernest E. 
Sandlie, B. P. 

Shaw, Al. L. 

Skjerseth, P. E. 
Seastrom, John. 
Stephens, Ralph. 

Truax, S. E. 

Townsend, John. 

Vagg, Harry A.—P. M. 
Vagg, Roland M. 
Wiseman, J. B.—P. M. 
Wickland, A. E. 
Wampler, R. L. 
Whitmore, Archie A. 
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ENTERED APPRENTICE—Edward Anderson. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Bnrton Cunningham. 

RAISED—Gust Dalquist, Robert Innes, L. R. Kronschnabel. 
ADMITTED—Wilbur E. Moser. 

DIMITTED—Paul H. Singrey. 

MEMBERS—46. 


TREASURE NO. 95—Big Sandy. 

Chartered September 17, 1914. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


W. A. Schurmann, W. M. 
Archie Frame, S. W. 

K. Mackenzie, J. W. 

E. N. Barrett, Treas. 


Allison, E. M. 

Anderson, L. J. 

Arnold, R. B. 

Barrett, E. N.—P. M. 
Berry, J. W. 

Bowman, W. J. 

Brende, P. O. 

Brende, A. O. —P. M. 
Bond, L. M. 

Bain, L. 

Brown, J. E. 

Brown, W. G. 

Babb, C. C. 

Babb, L. Y. 

Black, L. P. 

Barrick, R. E. 

Button, A. G. 

Button, R. A. 

Campbell, Geo. 

Chauvet, Henry. 

Cowan, William T. 
Day, J. S. 

Daggett, F. A. 

Delp, R. D. 

Eckhart, Clyde—P. M. 
Fisher, D. H. 

Fossum, Levi. 

Frame, Archie. 

Grass, J. M. 


W. Tschirgi, Act. Sec. 
Ray E. Pratt, S. D. 

F. J. Geisinger, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Green, H. E. 

Green, P. R. 

Greisinger, F. J. 
Hainke,, H. G. 

Hofdahl, Knute. 

Hurd, H. C. 

Hall, Geo. 

Holmes, E. S'. 

Holmes, F. V. 

Hersey, Peter H. 
Jensen, C. 1. 

Keller, G. M. 

Kelley, R. Y. 

Lundeen, E. 

Levy, M. R. 

Lehfeldt, Hans H. 
Mahood, J. E. 

Mitchell, E. T.—P. M. 
Morse, E. Z. 

Marty, Oscar. 
Magnuson, A. T. 

Mason, G. E. 

Mills, F. D. 

Moe, M. P. 
McDonough, H. 
MacKenzie, K. 
McMillan, A. B. 
McFatridge, L. Y. 
Nelson, C. H. 


F. V. Holmes, S. S. 
C H. Nelson, J. S. 
F. D. Mills, Tyler. 


Newton, D. R. 
Nygard, J. E. 

Oliver, W. S. 

Porter, S. H.—P. M. 
Place, J. W. 

Palmer, J. S. 

Putman, J. A. 

Pratt, R. E. 

Rider, W. B. 
Reynolds, W. E. 
Shaw, N. G. 

Smith, S. H. 
Schurmann, W. A. 
Sutton, L. R.—P. M. 
Schwartz, P. H. 
Swanson, NeJs S. 
Shults, H. J. 
Swanson, j. A. 
Sinclair, G. H. 
Tingley, R. S. 
Tschirgi, Walter. 
Thomas, S. L. 

Tuttle, R. T. 

Thomas, F. C. 
Tingley, Orville. 
Waite, A. G. 

Wiley, R. S. 

Walden, Lee. 

White, Irle E. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—James A. Brown. 

RAISED—Peter H. Hersey, R. Y. Kelley, Hans H. Lehfeldt, J. E. Nygard, 
Orville Tingley, Irle E. White. 

DIMITTED—E. D. Hamden, Ralph Maxwell, A. R. Moon. 

DIED—J. R. Collison. 


MEMBERS—87. 


KYLE NO. 96.—Hinsdale. 

Chartered September 16, 1915. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Saturdays in each month 

Officers. 


Wm. A. White, W. M. 
N. A. Webster, S. W. 
F. L. Westrum, J. W. 
R. R. Black, Treas. 


Anderson, E. A. 

Ballard, W. I. 

Burnham, Harry A. 

Black, Robert R.—P. M. 
Beverly, M. J. 

Bjellum, Gudebrand. 
Cockrell, Thomas L. 

Craig, A. G.—P. M. 
Camburn, O. E. 


S'. M. West, Sec. 

O. E. Camburn, S. D. 
T. L. Cockrell, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Cornwall, R. L. 

David, John B. 
Ebersold, Charles J. 
Frank, Richard H. 
Folley, John 
Gaasch, Daniel H. 
Gillette, Frederick B. 
Hall, Charles A. 
Hanson, L. C. 


R. P. Nelson, S. S. 

G. A. Wright, J. S. 
C. B. May, Tyler. 


Jones, Roy.—P. M. 
Leffingwell, C. E. 
Martin, George E. 
May, Clarence B. 
Mogan, Alex C. 
McIntyre, Yerne E. 
McIntyre, James 
Nelson, R. P. 
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Platts, H. W. 

Rutter, J. H.—P. M. 
Schanche, Anton. Y. 
Sherry, Andrew. 
Simonsen, A. E.—P. M. 
Spence, John. 

Stephens, Jas. R. 


Stiley, Andrew. 
Smith, R. T. 
Thompson, James. 
Toftness, Henry J. 
Tuttle, Joseph F. 
Underwood, N. R. 
Webster, Norman A. 


West, S. M.—P. M. 
White, William Arthur. 
Wright, Arthur W. 
Wright, Nelson G. 
Westrum, F. L. 

Wright, G. A. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Charles Haberland, John S. Lee. 

RAISED—E. A. Anderson, Grudebrand'-Bjellum, R. T. Smith, N. R. Underwood. 

MEMBERS—47. 


ISMAY NO. 97.—Ismay. 

Chartered September 16, 1915. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Wednesdays in each month 

Officers. 


R. E. Broman, W. M. 
Dan Anderson, S. W. 
C. C. Ayers, J. W. 
Harry Hanson, Treas. 


Anderson, Robert L. 
Anderson, Daniel. 
Anderson, David Hunter. 
Armstrong, E. J. 

Ayers, E. S.—P. M. 
Ayers, Carroll C. 

Baker, John M. 

Burrell, Clyde E. 
Browman, R. Waldo. 
Bradshaw, Joseph R. 
Budde, Fred Carl. 

Baker, Francis Benedict. 
Cote, A. E. 

Finch, D. C. 

French, Homer B. 

Fisher, William. 

Fenner, C. F. 

Gipson, O. A. 

Hoke, H. H. 

Hugo, Harry. 

Hoffman, H. K. 

Hoffman, M. J. 


C. F. McArdell, Sec. 

Guy Stickney, S. D. 

H. R. Van Laningham, J. 

Master Masons. 

Holton, William 
Hoffman, Oscar. 

Hanson, Harry. 

Henry, John M. 

Ingram, A. O. 

Johnson, Jack E. 

Kochel, Chauncey R. 
Kotsonaros, Geo. D. 
LaBree, S. P. 

Long, A. C. 

Murphy, G. J.—P. M. 
McKay, Charles. 

Mundt, E. H.—P. M. 
Meier, Chris F. 

McArdell, Chris F.—P. I 
Mountain, Raymond D. 
Mireau, Eugene. 

Millison, Van D. 

Meier, Carl F. 

Maddox, T. C. 

Mireau, M. J. 


Joe Prindle, S. S. 

J. M. Baker, J. S. 
'.George J. Murphy, Tyler. 


Mireau, Geo. 

Nitschke, Emil. 

Priess, F. A. 

Prindle, Joe. 

Peck, W. C. 

Schwartz, F. M.—P. M. 
Stevens, C. E. 

Stickney, Guy L. 
Shumaker, Peyton J. 
VanGorden, Harry. 
VanLanningham, H. R. 
Walshley, F. J. 

Wright, Chas. 0. 

Wilson, Harry W. 
Wilhelm, Joseph H. 
Wilson, Clarence. 
Wilson, Walter F. 
Westcott, John H. 
Woods, Harry. 

Ward, F. J. 

Zollinger, F. R.—P. M. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Chase E. Traweek. 

RAISED—Francis Benedict Baker, Harry Hanson, John M. Henry, Emil 
Nitschke, W. C. Peck. 

DIMITTED—Lonson Caldwell. 

DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—Orion B. Lund. 


MEMBERS—64. 


CAPTAIN SCOTT NO. 98.—Grass Range. 

Chartered September 16, 1915. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


F. E. Charters, W. M. 
Frank McCartey, S. W. 
Fred B. Hedge, J. W. 
Gomer W. Davis, Treas. 


Alexander, E. V. 

Ayres, Roy E. 

Ayers, Robert C. 

Bigler, Roy L. 

Brunner, D. F.—P. M. 
Butler, L. S. 

Blake, R. W. 

Buckler, Mason. 
Breckenridge, George W. 
Cameron, T. A. 

Crawford, W. A.—P. M. 


G. B. Laird, Sec. 

W. R. Davis, S. D. 

R. B. Vrooman, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Charters, F. E. 
Charters, J. H. 

Davis, W. R. 

Davis, Gomer W. 
Freeman, H. H. 
Fagerlund, H. A. 
Fleming, J. J. 

France, Fred H. 

Gooch, Walter. 

Gooch, William. 

Hedge, Ira B.—P. M. 


E. R. Thompson, S. S. 

Geo. Percy Wright, J. S. 
G. W. Breckenridge, Tyler. 


Hedge, Fred B. 
Hathron, J. H. 

Hughes, T. V. 

Johnson, J. M. 

Johnson, N. B. 

Leslie, Forbes. 

Laird, G. B 

Laird, Frank C.—P. M. 
Linsley, Francis V. 
McOarley, Frank. 
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Mudd, George E. 
Miles, Frank F. 
Morse, H. J. 
McLean, J. H., Jr. 
Niswanger. C. W. 
Nicholas, Dan C. 
Payne, David. 
Peterson, A. M. 
Putnam, I. L. 
Parker, W. P. 
Rustuen, Henry. 
Rathbun, H. W. 


Raugstad, John K. 
Ryan, William P. 
Replogle, Albert M. 
Resor, Paul M. 

Spaur, A. J. 

Stewart, W. B. 
Shierson, Ed.—P. M. 
Slack, R. H. 

Snyder, Amos. 

Snyder ,L. A. 

Stiffel, A. R 


Shepardson W. K. 
Taylor, C. O. 

Tolson, L. L. 
Thompson. E. R. 
Turner, Earl C. 
Yrooman, R. B. 
Weider, E. F. 

Wilson, C. A.—P. M. 
Woods, W. R„ Jr. 
Wright, George Percy. 
Zrinyi, Fred M. 


FELLOW CRAFT—Claude Peterson. 

RAISED—Fred H. France, Albert M. Replogle, Paul M. Resor, Fred M. Zrinyi. 
ADMITTED—J. H. McLean, Jr. 

DIED—R. H. Kaufman. 


MEMBERS—67. 


LIBERTY NO. 99.—Dodson. 

Chartered September 16, 1915. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Mondays in each month. 

Officers. 


Roy Lee, W. M. 

J. E. Warren, S. W. 

A. J. Barrett, J. W. 

P. L. Gainsforth, Treas. 


Armstrong, A. W. 

Barker, J. K.—P. M. 
Barnhouse. Palmer. 
Barrett, A. J. 

Brown, J. E. 

Burkhart, B. F. 

Burkhart, Roy S.—P. M. 
Cole, Arthur B. 

Cole, Jas. R. 

Corbett, Robert. 

Caldwell, A. J. 

Duttro, George. 

Dysart, Thos. 

Dopkins. C R. G. 

Dutro, David Y. 

Evans. Chas. 

Everson, P. Iv. 

Gainsforth, P. L. 

Godfrey, H. L. 


Oscar A. Janes, Sec. 

P. K. Everson, S. D. 

C. R. G. Dopkins, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Griffin, C. W. 

Hamilton, K. 

Holbrook, George Evans. 
Janes, Oscar A.—P. M. 
Jones, H. D. 

Jones, Dwight. 

Kodalen. Sigurd E. 
Kern, William D. 

Krick, F. J. 

Lansdon. Thos. G. 
Larson, Martin J. 

Lee, Roy.—P. M. 
Larson, Bert A. 

Linder, Wm. C. 

Leonard, Robert W. 
Mills, C. C. 

Mills, C'p.renoe LeRoy 
Maher, Harry D. 

Moore, H. H. 


F. J. Salfer, S. S. 

R. M. Wineman, J. S. 

B. A. Larson, Tyler. 


McGihon, Chas. H. 
McGilvra, E. E. 

Niebauer, I. A.—P. M. 
Neff. E. R. 

Peterson, Jens. 

Peterson, Erick. 

Porter, Robert J. 
Peterson, Arthur William 
Robinson, Fred W. 

Ross, C. A. 

Smith, Carl Emmett. 
Schultz, Alfred J. 

Salfer, F. J. 

Willson, Geo. C. 

Wineman, Robt. M. 
Williams, J. L. 

Warren, J. M. 

Warren, J. E. 


RAISED—A. W. Armstrong, William D. Kern, F. J. Krick, Robert W. Leonard, 
E. E. McGilvra, F. J. Salfer. 

DIMITTED—George H. Loomis, E. H. Polworth. 

MEMBERS'—56. 


MINERAL NO. 100—Alberton. 


Chartered September 16, 1915. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Mondays in each month. 

Officers. 


C. N. Clark, W. M. 

C. S. Averill, S. W. 

G. W. Hecker, J. W. 
W. A. Bestwick, Treas. 


Amey, E. P.—P. M. 
Adams, W. E. 

Averill, C. S. 

Brink, E. P.—P. M. 
Bennett, H. C. 

Bolton, C. A. 

Brown, Morley. 

Baker, Jerry, 

Bestwick, Wm.—P. M. 


E. P. Amey, Sec. 

H. W. Brasch, S. D. 
R. R. Coon, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Bailey, H. N. 

Brown, H. H. 

Brown, H. C. 

Brasch, H. W. 

Brown. Harrv 
Chadwick, Floyd. 
Cunningham, T. T. 
Dlark, C. N. 

Chadwick, E. E. 


F. A. Chadwick, S. S. 
William Ladiges, J. S. 
Harry Brown, Tyler. 


Coon, R. R. 

Eddy, G. P. 
Eisimimger, S. B. 
Foster, E. A.—P. M. 
Fous, Peter. 
Fullerton, C. G. 
Greenwalt, Wm. 
Gress, W. C. 
Gardiner, A. B. 




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Hyde, F. W. 

Hollenbeck, YV. B. 
Hetherington, O. T.—P. 
Hecker, G-. W. 

Heldman, George. 
Johnson, G. S. 

Kain, J. T. 

Klitzing, R. G. 

Lewis, H. V. 

Lafferty, J. K. 

Ladigis, William 
Milligan, W. O. 


McNutt, J. S. 

Martin, E. E. 
M.Maihack, Emil. 

Martin, Teddie.—P. M. 
Mathias, W. H. 

Seal, C. P. 

Searing, E. M. 

Sholl, E. M. 

Slater, E. G 
Schrader, C. E. 
Soderlund, Tom. 

Snow, H. F. 


FELLOW CRAFT—L. C. Markham. 
RAISED—E. E. Chadwick, R. R. Coon. 
DIMITTED—G. W. Lovely. 

DIED—C. J. Lutz. 


Stephens, G. G. 
Thompson T,. K. 
Tyler H. ,C. 
Thompson, P. E. 
Thorn, Wm. F. 

Van Antwerp, E. S. 
Yadhreau, J. A. 
Willett, O. G. 
Woslosky, H. W. 
White, C. W. 
Wikoff, G. C. 


MEMBERS—62. 


TEMPLE NO. 10L—Ryegate. 

Chartered September 16, 1915. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Mondays in each month. 


J. A. Brown, W. M. 

W. T. Wells, S. W. 
Stuart McHaffie, J. W. 
A. Barta, Treasurer. 


Allen, Stanley. 

Brock, F. M. 

Barta, Anton. 

Barr, Harry D. 

Brown, J. Arthur. 
Bramblett, Clinton. 
Brokofsky, William. 
Bolton, R. M. 

Currie, Robt. C.—P. M. 
Corrington, G. H.—P. M. 
Card, Chas. Wesley. 
Currie, John Perry. 

Card, Wm. I. 

Clark, Sam C. 

Dunlap, William Addy. 
Edson, W. J. 

Edson, Floyd M. 

Erickson, Alfred. 

Graham, Chas. L. 
Gregory, L. W. 

Galbraith, W. J. 

Gilman, V. D. 

Henton, Harry—P. IVI. 
Harrison, A. W. 

Horrell, H. M. 

Huff, J. F. 


Officers. 

W. O. Wood, Secretary. 
Frank Reavley, S. D. 
Floyd Edson, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Hannah, Stanford. 

Ice, Albert. 

Johnson, Chas. Yerne. 
Jones, Ed. L. 

Johnson, Roy S. 
Kennedy, C. D. 

Kemp, Edwin E. 

Loy, L. W. 

Lundy, L. W. 

Leslie, Bert A. 

Loucks, Asa. 

Lewis, Roscoe, 0. 
McNay, W. L. 
McClarren, Guy. 
McIntosh, M. H. 
McHaffie, Stuart. 
Morrow, J. A.—P. M. 
Mellen, B.—P. M. 
Milne, John. 

Mock, C. E. 

Melby, Rudolph. 

Northey, W. H. 

Nissen, Christ, 

Naverud, Gustav H. 
Noyes, C. W. 

Newton, H. W. 


G. Naverud, S. S. 

Sam Clark, J. S. 

Walter L. Ward, Tyler. 


Peterson, C. C. 
Pierrie, George A. 
Pulver, Thomas B 
Parizek, Chas. H. 
Pasek, Henry E. 
Peterson, Hans Peter. 
Reavley, F. 

Sanders, L. A. 

Smith, George. 

Sorte, John 
Strong, Herman E. 
Thiel, John H. 

West, Irving W. 
Wickstrum, E. M. . 
Willner, A. C. 

Wiltse, Manuel. 
Wilson, Frank. 
Winther, Sigurd. 
Ward, Walter L. 
Wells, Walter T. 
Watts, R. W 
Wells, Byron E. 
Wood, William Orval. 
Waddell, Ralph. 
Young, William H. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—William A. Lewis. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Clinton K. Gibbs. 

RAISED—Stanford Hannah, Roscoe O. Lewis, Ralph Waddell, William H. 
Young. 

ADMITTED—'Herman E. Strong. 

DIED—N. Fay Houghton. 

MEMBERS—77. 


PILGRIM NO. 102.—Geraldine. 

Chartered September 16, 1915. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Mondays in each month. 

Officers. 

W. C. MacCallum, W. M. George Harr, Sec. E. G. Peeler, S. S. 

H. J. Nicol, S. W. Wm. E. Preuninger, S. D. Walter J. Taylor, J. S. 

W. W. Webb, J. W. Howard E. Elliott, J. D. Fred J. Clemo, Tyler. 

C. 0. Dunstall, Treas. 




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95 


Armstrong, Henry L. 
Armstrong, B. W. 
Ballard, F. C. 

Bergeson, O. A.—P. M. 
Brunskill, D. E. 

Blyth, Roy. 

Carley, V/. W.—P. M. 
Carson, C. J. 

Clemo, Frederick J. 
Dickenson, Wm. E. 
Dickenson, Herbert. 
Dickenson, Harry B. 
Dunstall, C. O. 

Dudley, D. C. 

Davis, A. H. 

Dupee, Daniel. 

Ebersole, J. K. 

Elwell, H. Rhea. 

Elwell, Ross. 

Elliott, Howard E. 
Ford, A. J. 

Forbes, Frank. 

Grazier, A. V. 
Gulbranson, Peter. 

Harr, George 


Master Masons. 

Hill, John Harold. 

Huntley, S H. 

Hunter, John R. 

Jensen, M. M. 

Johnson, Bert K. 

King, W. R. 

Kimball, Edwin L. 
Larsen, M. M.—P. M. 

La Vanway, Geo. H. 
Larsen, Clarence 
Linton, Clair B. 
Magnuson, H. M.—P. M. 
Mittal, Andrew. 

Mogstad, L. P. 

Moberg, John A. 

My rick, H. D. 
McNaughton, Frank C. 
MacCallum, W. C. 

Nulf, Ray. 

Nicol, H. J. 

Nottingham, Hildia B. 
Odette, C. G. 

Patsch, L. A. 


Peet, D. C.—P. M. 
Pruniger, Lee 
Parks, J. C. 

Patterson, James O. 
Peters, Albert John . 
Preuninger, William M. 
Preuninger, Elmer E. 
Riley, John. 

Ross, Daniel. 

Shawler, Geo. H. 
Stillwell, J. L. 
Stockham, Pike C. 
Smith, Sig. V. 

Taylor, Albert H. 
Taylor, W. J. 

Thomas, Donald M. 
Thompson, W. H. 
Thorne, F. W. 
TWitchell, J. F. 

Tressel, Harry S. 

Watt, S. G. 

Watters, Fred. 

Webb, Wm. W. 

Warr, Chester C. 


Peeler, E. G. 


RAISED—John Harold Hill, Elmer E. Preuninger. 

ADMITTED—Donald M. Thomas. 

DIMITTED—J. M. Mills, James Z. Ramsey, Henry Herman Sauers. 
DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—W. E. Jensen. 
SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—M. C. Morrow. 

MEMBERS—73. 


EAGLE NO. 103.—Redstone. 


Chartered September 16, 1915. 


Regular Meetings- 


Glen L. Ingell, W. M. 

K. O. Carlson, S. W. 
Baldur Jensen, J. W. 
Dale M. Fishell, Treas. 


Aslakson, Thos. E.—P. M. 
Albers, J. S. 

Aslakson, Oscar R. 

Bell, John S. 

Bergh, Elmer V. 

Brenna, John. 

Bucklin, F. W. 

Bucklin, John W.—P. M. 
Bull, Carlton B.—P. M. 
Brastad. Tobias G. 

Blase, Arthur A. 

Carlson, Kaare O. 

Cole, Arthur R. 

Comick, Harry 
Cotton, L. C. 

Dutton. Reuben. 

Dodd, Elmer. 


Second and Fourth 1 
Officers. 

Ed Engebritsen, Sec. 
Elmer V. Bergh, S. D. 
C. R. Mance, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Ellenson, Sever E. 
Endersby, R. N. 
Engebritson, Edw. 
Fishell, Dale M. 

French. Hugh B. 

Ford, C. J. 

Gilbertson, C. G. 
Hanson, Fred M. 
Hatfield, O’Dell. 
Harmes, Glen 
Hamman, F. N. 

Ingell, Glen L. 

Jensen, Baldur. 

Karlson, Karl J. 

Lecy, Albert E.—P. M. 
Leer, Rudolph. 
Lonzacre, Lewis R. 


in each month. 


A. A. Blase, S. S. 

O. R. Aslakson, J. S. 
F. W. Bucklin, Tyler. 


Loucks, Harry D.—P. M. 
Larson, T. J. 

Molland, Peter 
Mallestuen, C. O. 

Nance, Clarence R. 

Newlon, William B. 

Ottis, Rex. 

Profitt, Victor R.—P. M. 
Peterson, Alvin I. 

Reuber, Arthur. 

Robinson, Roy. 

Reed, Ralph. 

Smerud, A. P. 

Stegner, Paul J. 

Tange, Carl. 

Whitney, Charles E. 
Williamson, Eskay S. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Herbert C. Holte, J. Dallas Matkin. 

RAISED—J. S. Albers, Elmer Dodd, Karl J. Karlson, T. J. Larson, C. O. Mal¬ 
lestuen, Alvin I. Peterson, Carl Tange. 

ADMITTED—C. J. Ford. 

DIMITTED—Jack Bennett, C. G. Christianson, A. F. Thayer. 

MEMBERS—51. 


WESTERN STAR NO. 104.—Denton. 

Chartered September 16, 1915. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Fridays in each month. 
Officers. 

C. R. Monson, W. M. L. T. Cole, Secretary. R. H. Rafter, S. S. 

R. E. Gilman, S. W. W. E. Brann, S. D. G. A. Schreiber, J. S. 

-, J. W. J. Z. Ramzey, J. D. Charles Farmer, Tyler. 

W. J. Zabel, Treasurer. 





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JUNE 30, 


A-ltizer, J. W. 

Anderson, A. C.—P. M. 
Anderson, M. E. 

Aune, Geo. D. 

Adams, W. T. 

Baker, Chas. E. 

Bessire, Bert A. 

Boone, Noah. 

Brown, S. 

Bruen, H. W. 

Burns, Curtis. 

Brann, W. E. 

Blackwood, M. N. 
Bradley, J. H. 

Carpenter, L. L. 
Cleveland, R. L. 

Cole, Clark—P. M. 

Cole, L. T.—P. M. 
Carlton, George 
Casper, Roscoe 
Chesley, Albert. 

Day, Lyall W. 

Doering. G., Jr. 

Evers, Wm. E. 
Pranchois, Jos. S. 
Fruehling, John H. 
Farmer, Charles. 
Gladson, C. N. 


Master Masons. 


Green, Arno. 

Giddinger, Benj. F. 
Gilman, Roy E. 
Hamachek, Albert. 
Hegland, P. E. 

Huffine, F. Y. 

Hallesy, Clifford. 

Haight, R. C. 

Jenson, J. L.—P. M. 
Johnson, Albert. 

Johnson, Chas. E. 

Jones, R. W. 

Kennedy, Phillip J. 
Krumm, John. 

Lewis, Albert. 

Miller, N. O.—P. M. 
Mondale, Edw. B.—P. M. 
Monson, C. R. 

Musgrove, Fred G. 
Matthews, R. R. 
McCreedy, James F. 
McElroy, Wm. 

McVay, F. A. 

McVay, R. O. 

McB'lroy, Robert 
Mitrovitch, Peter. 

Oliver, Ben D. 


Powers, C. C. 

Parson, Lyman. 
Pasley, Emmett. 
Rafter, R. H. 

Reed Edmund. M. 
Reed, James T. 

Reed, John 0. 
Robinson, John B. 
Rowe, S. W. 8. 
Ramzey, J. Z. 
Schreiber, Gust. 
Smith, John T. 
Smith, P. P. 
Swanzey, Perry S. 
Secor, A. L. 

Sigman, R. O. 

Sowles, R. O. 
Thompson, Lewis. 
Trumpower. J. 4. 
Thompson, G. B. 
Welch, Edw. 
Winegar W. A. 
Wright. Geo.—P. M. 
Wood, R. G. 

Yates, Ray 
Zabel, Walter J. 
Zimmerman. O. C. 


RAISED—R. C. Haight, Lyman Parson, Emmett Pasley, G. B. Thompson. 

• ADMITTED—J. Z. Ramzey. 

REINSTATED—M. N. Blackwood, J. H. Bradley, R. G. Wood. 

DIMITTED—J. A. Hylton, W. P. McAllister, M. A. Podaak, W. F. Schwin, 
G. A. Woodcock. 

DIED—F. W. Pierce, B. F. Quaintance. 

MEMBERS—82. 


MERIDIAN NO. 105.—Cascade. 

Chartered August 31, 1916. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Wednesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Alf. Briscoe, Sec. Harlon Mattson, S. S'. 

W. Raymond Taylor, S. D. H. W. Ludwig, Jr., J. S. 
Walter A. Hughes, J. D. J. M. Nelson, Tyler. 

Master Masons. 


Benj. W. Brown, W. M. 
Frank Zonker, S. W. 
James Norup, J. W. 

M. M. Moore, Treas. 


Austin, T. E.—P. M. 
Bartlett, J. D. 

Briscoe, Alf.—P. M. 
Bjornstad, J. A. 
Brown, Claude D. 
Brown, Ben W. 
Bunnell, Eugene 
Culbertson, R. B. 
Dangnieu, Wm. 

Doak, Frank. 

Duus, Raymond. 
Eastlund, Martin N. 
Evans, Ebner. 

Hodson, Chas. T. 
Hughes, Walter. 
Harrison, Ora. 
Hughes, J. H. 

Jones, J. H. 


Johnson, H. R. 

Ketchum, H. R. 
Lamphere, F. W.—P. M 
Lester, Laurence. 

Ludwig, H. W., Jr. 
Ludwig, E. E. 

Maw, Frank Jr. 

Moore, M. M.—P. M. 
Murphy, Gerald. 

Markle, William. 

Mattson, Harlan. 

Norup, James. 

Nelson, J. M. 

Parsons, E. B. 

Paulson, Berthel C. 
Perrine, J. W. 

Rowe, Melvin. 
Rutherford, W. L. 


Ryan, George H. 
Seaton, Frank W. 
Schwachheim, Aug. 
Smock, E. A.—P. M. 
Simmons, W. S. 
Sanderson, L. J. 
Stauffer, J. M. 
Thompson, J. C. 
Tintinger, G. W. 
Tintinger, Lester. 
Taylor, Ray M. 

Taylor, Walter. 
Yanatta. F. C.—P. M. 
Wahn, R. E. 

Wheir, F. J.—P. M. 
Wiederhold, J. G. 
Zonker, Frank. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—James A. Hughes. 

FELLOW CRAFT—R. J. Peterson. 

RAISED—Ora Harrison, J. H. Hughes, George H. Ryan, L. J. Sanderson. 
ADMITTED—J. M. Stauffer. 

DIMITTED—Ben H. Murphy. 


MEMBERS—53. 



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GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA, 


97 


GALATA NO. 106.—Galata. 

Chartered August 31, 1916. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Wednesdays in each month. 


S. J. Myhre, W. M. 

D. T. McLaren, S. W. 

T. B. Row, J. W. 

Ralph Wardrope, Treas. 


Besly, Charles. 

Brown, Charles F. 
Byerly, Charles E. 
Byerly, Frank A. 
Buison, Daniel S. 
Baker, C. H. 

Barker, William G-. 
Beebe, J. R. 

Beebe, R. J. 

Cavitt, John W. 
Crawford, Clyde L. 
Curtiss, F. D.—P. M. 
Clark, George C. 
Elton, A. W. 

Fey, Arthur A. 

Fey, Clemons. 


Officers. 

Charles F. Brown, Sec. 
T. O. Kolstad, S. D. 

R. M. Wilsie, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Tdsvog, Arthur C. 
Kolstad, T. O. 

Knowles, William. 
Kitchen, Frank. 

Larson, Fred W. 
Leslie, Fred. 

Moe, George. ' 

McLaren, David P. 
McLaren, J. F. 

McC'arv. John S 
Miller, George. 

Myhre, Arndt E. 

Myhre, Selmer J. 
Robinson, M. M. 
Robinson, Perle B. 

Row, Thomas B. 


Fred Leslie, S. S. 
W. G. Barker, J. S. 
A. W. Elton, Tyler. 


Rush, James H. 

Ritzke, W. F. 

Sands, Carl H. 

Stille, R. J. 

Thurman, Chas. *7 —1\ !\T 
Trumbull, Willis H.—P. M. 
Trovaten, George A. 
Thbrson, Julius 
Turner, J. C. 

Umsted, Raymond V. 
Wilsie, Ralph M. 

Wagner, I. V. 

Woare, Henry O. 

Wever, E. S.—P. M. 
Wordrope, Ralph. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Frank Henry, C. J. Jori. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Harold J. Brown. 

RAISED—Frank Kitchen. 

ADMITTED—J. R. Beebe, R. J. Beebe, J. C. Turner. 

DIMITTED—D. M. Brilhart, Dan Brophy, Glen M. Cox, Thorwin Nokleby, John 
McSweeney, J. M. Sergison, W. W. Thorne. 

MEMBERS—47. 


LAVINA NO. 107.—Lavina. 


Chartered August 31, 1916. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Thursdays in each month. 


Officers. 


S. S. Cavender, W. M. 
O. P. Balgord, S. W. 

J. R. Linton, J. W. 

T. W. Linton, Treas. 

Albright, John. 

Appelman, Roger W. 
Balgord, Oscar P. 

Bayers, Arthur C.—P\ M. 
Box, Lornm H. 

Bran, Wilbur E. 

Bell, Lafayette 
Bailey, J. Edwin. 
Cavender, Sinclair S. 
Copp, Lawrence A. 
Cornell, Vera—P. M. 
Corbin, Lloyd. 

Cosgrove, Joseph D. 
Clemons, Herbert. 

Drum, Simon B. 

Dutton, Grove C. 

Duclrer, Charles. 

Emerton, Benjamin A. 


L. A. Turneaure, Sec. 

W. D. Howland, S. D. 

J. S. Jcunston, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Frye, Earl. 

Fitch, John L. 

Gossink, John 
Hawley, Deward E. 
Hogan, Norman J. 
Howland, William D. 
Hull. Harry B. 
Hendershott, V. B. 
Jensen, Anton. 

Jensen, James C.—P. M. 
Johnston, Isaac S. 
Johnston, Arleigh E. 
Johnston, Clarence R. 
Johnson, Harry B. 

Jensen, A. M. 

Kennedy, Clarence M. 
Kroeger, Edward A. 
Lewis, Albert L. 


Norman Hogan, S. S. 
W. A. Mast, J. S. 
John Gossink, Tyler. 


Linton, James. 

Linton, Thomas W. 
Mashino, John A. 
Miller, Frank C. 

Mast, Washington A. 
McCoy, Hugh M. 
Rainford, Walter A. 
Rediske, George F. 
Rohrdanz, Robert W. 
Rorabeck, Ralph E. 
Slayton, Daniel W. 
Slayton, John A. 
Sutherland, Lewis D. 
Slayton, Ernest G. 
Turneaure, Lou A. 
Woodman. William B. 
Watson, George 
Watson, Robert. 


RAISED—Francis M. Ball, Herbert Clemons, Charles Ducker, V. B. Hendershott, 
A. M. Jensen. 

DIMITTED—J. A. Shuler, T. E. Smalley, H. E. Strong, E. F. Thomas. 
SUSPENDED FOR UNMASONIC CONDUCT—Francis M. Ball. 

DIED—H. D. Box. 

MEMBERS—54. 


HARLEM NO. 108.—Harlem. 

Chartered August 31, 1916. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Mondays in each month. 

Officers. 

H. S. Hilliard, W. M. J. D. Carnegie, Sec. A. A. Boisvert, S. S. 

E. A. Ellis, S. W. M. L. Johnson, S. D. A. O. Ronning, J. S. 

D. A. Ring, J. W. C. A. Smith, Jr., J. D. Alfred Watkins, Tyler. 

R. J. Gwaltney, Treas. 




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Angstman, Jess L. 
Bottomly, R. Y.—P. M. 
Brockway, Fred. 

Barton, George Rex. 
Burton, Phillip D. 

Barton, Ralph L.—P. M. 
Brockway, S. A. 

Bell, Nelson C. 

Burgess, J. L. 

Barton, Karl W. 

Baird, Robert W. 
Bradford, Hugh L. 
Boisvert, Alfred A. 
Boseley, Hosea G. 
Buckley, William G. 
Colegrove, Clyde R. 
Colegrove, Ray. 

Calvert, Fred. 

Carpenter, A. C. 
Campbell, Charles 
Carneige, J. D. 

Campbell, James 
Calvert, Jesse. 

Campbell, Roland 
Churchill, Roy E. 
Crossen, H. W. 

Davy, Clyde M. 

Dodge, Carl H. 

Dolven, Carl M. 

Ellis, Alonzo. 

Ekegren, E. P. 

Ellis, Ernest. 

Eastland, John E. 
F,kegren, Amos 
Ellis, Carl E. 


Master Masons. 

Fox, C. A. 

Gray, George P. 
Gordon, Reed D. 

Gilroj, Aubrey. 

Gray, Ed N. 

Granger, Alfred G. 
Gwaltney, Robert J. 
Hatch, J. A. 

Holt, A. W.—P. M. 
Hatfield, Corliss R. 
Hillard, Stanley H. 
Hauck. Waiter C. 
Helleckson, Irvin L. 
Johnson, M. L. 
Konshok, Harvey E. 
Kennedy, Everett 
Klingler, Arthur P. 
Larock, Ed. A.—P. M. 
Lawr, Walter, Jr. 
Liese, Otto. 

Linsley, Clarence H. 
Marion, P. H. 
Morrison, William H. 
Miller, George H. 
Murray, R. F. 

Marlow, John A. 
Moffett, John H. K. 
McGuire, Bert. 
McGinnis, Robert H. 
Nelson, Walter. 
Niewoehner, R. J.—P. 
Olson, Ole. 

Polley, F. B. 

Plowman. Thomas. 
Powell, George D. 


Phillips, Frank 
Rantschler, John M. 
Rathbone, Fay. 

Rolfe, Frank M. 

Rolfe, Erwin M. 
Rasmussen. John D. 
Reed, James E. 

Reed, William H. 

Ring, D. A. 

Roy, James 
Ring, James B. 
Roberts. John S. 

Rohr, Albert B. 
Ronning, A. 0. 

Sadler, Charles B. 
'Straight, Charles A. 
Squires, Royal T. 
Smith, Benjamin. 
Staples, Earl 
Storey, Ralph E. 

Smith, Charles A. 
Schmidt. Robert 
Smith, Charles A., Jr. 
Sattre, Karl O. 

S chef low, John. 

Smoot, Willis L. 
Tubbs, Charles C. 
Talbot, William P. 
Twete, Hans. 

Yaughn, Grant. 

M. Watkins, Alfred A. 
Watkins, Clarence A. 
Williams, W. M. 
Wilson, Chester 
Washington, Harry S. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Mickeal Buckley. 

FELLOW CRAFT—David A. Ring, Jr. 

RAISED—Irvin L. Helleckson, Karl O. Sattre, John Scheflow, Willis L. Smoot. 
DIMITTED—Charles C. Baldwin, C. K. Moore. 


MEMBERS—105. 


SCOBEY NO. 109.—Scobey. 

Chartered August 31, 1916. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


P. T. Karlsrud, W. M. 
Frank Smith, S. W. 

C. I. Grimes, J. W. 
Oscar Fryslie, Treas. 


Bennett, Sid.—P. M. 
Bostick, D. A.—P. M. 
Bailey, Vernon L. 
Bailey, D. P. 

Ball, O. R. 

Chapin, A. W. 
Chisholm, R. D. 
Conlan, L. J. 
Cookingham, R. T. 
Case, George R. 
Clavburg, M. J. 
Collinson, T. W. 
Dahlquist, G. A. 
Dodds, E. R. 

Dieter, Walter L. 
Davis, W. B. 

Dobbin, W. 

Ehlers, George H. 
Erickson, E. E. 
Flemming, J. B. 

Ford. I. S. 

Fryslie, Oscar 
Grimes, Charles I. 
Greengard, Ralph H. 
Hanson, H. J. 


George R. Case, Secretary. 
A. B. Scarseth, S. D. 

C. W. Penn, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Haun, J. F.—P. M. 

Hoyt, L. W, 

Hanley, G. J. 

Humbert, C. O. 

Henderson. Ernest. 
Humbert, R. M. 

Humbert, R. B. 

Hivelv, R. E. 

Hovick, Bennie B. 

Jackson, J. C.—P. M. 
Johnson. F. G. 

Knapp, D. C. 

Karlsri-d. Peter ' r . 

TMng, Otto R. 

Knapp, Clifford D. 

Lawson, John A. 

Lindsay, Al. 

Lane. Ceorge W 
Lindeman, L. C.—P. M. 
Imndeval. T. 

Marti, Edw. 

Mathews, Dailey. 

McCurdy. J. R. 

Moore, Chas. E. 

Marti, Alfred 


Gust A. Dahlquist, S. S. 
D. P. Bailey, J. S. 

Ernest Henderson, Tyler. 


Morrison, J. B. 
Miller, Keith. 
Nelson, Hale. 
Needles, A. S. 
Nelson, Ira R. 
Nelson, Arthur N. 
Norgaard. C. B. 
Neilson, C. 

Oleson, Roland. 
Olson, J. F. 

Penn, C. W. 
Presnell, J. R. 
Pittenger, U. B. 
Peterson, Ernest T. 
Paus, Leroy F. 
Robinson, Geo. N. 
Richardson, N. C. 
Rude. Ben M. 
Robbin, John P. 
Smith, Frank. 
Swenson, C. T. 
Scarseth Arthiir B. 
Springer, George T. 
Smith, S. G. 

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Smith, Samuel. 
Strom, A. G. 
Sandwick, Robert. 
Shafer, H. F. 


Tande, Claude. 
Thompson, Harry. 
Tompkins, E. M. 
Vernon, Richard J. 


Woodward, Ernest. 
Woodward, Orlo 0. 
William, Joshua R. 
Warden, Albert W. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES'—C 1 . T. Cole, E. P. Hardenburg. 

RAISED—Bennie B. Hovick, Clifford D. Knapp, Keith Miller, Robert Sandwick, 
H. F. Shafer, Richard J. Yernon, Albert W. Warden. 

ADMITTED—O. R. Ball, T. W. Collinson, John P. Robbin. 

DIMITTED—E. E. Nichols. 

DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—Paul Crume. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—W. E. Johnson, E. A. Lund, 
H. W. Olson. 

MEMBERS—87. 


MOUNTAIN NO. 110.—Superior. 

Chartered August 23, 1917. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


D. U. Wilkinson, W. M. 
W. H. Bixby, S. W. 

F. L. Potts, J. W. 

B. E. Vaill, Treas. 


Anderson, Andrew M. 
Betts, Cecil E.—P. M. 
Bottsford, L. P. 
Bouchet. Ernest 
Berg, Alex. L. 

Bixby, William H. 
Bailey, Thomas A. 
Carr, Elbert W. 
Childers, Geo. S. 
Castles, William. 

Clark, Otis G. 

Cook, Edelbert C. 
Daly, Alonzo B. 
Dominie, Everett N. 
Dodson, Charles E. 
Evans, Frank R. 
Foster, Milton Leroy. 
Fellter, Preston R. 
Fort, Thomas Roy. 
Firmin, Leon Vv. 
Gates, John T. 

Gephart, John Y. 
Gilman, Henry H. 
Gilman, Thomas E. 
Harris, Judd Thomas. 
Hoag, Hugh. 

Hollins, Robert L. 
Hoard, Edward B. 


Harold B. Ives, Sec. 
William Castles, S. D. 
Bert Olson, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Hyde. Wilfrid L.—P M. 
Hankinson, George H. 
Haun, Franklin D. 
Herbstruth, George M. 
Horning, Fred A. 

Harris, Bert. 

Ives, Alvin Jules. 

Ives, Harold B. 

Jefferson, L. F. 

Keesy, Eugene. 

Kahl, Charles F. 

Kraus, Harry E. 

Leib, Joseph Creighton. 
Leib, Karl E. 

Linn, Fred R. 
ljinn, James !i 
Lein, Ole J. 

McDonald, John W. 
McHaffey, Lewis C. 
Malone, Arthur J. 
Maxwell. Samuel E. 

Mayo, Frederick A. 
Merrick, Ivan E. 

Magee, Thomas M. 

Mayo, Joseph A. 

Moore, James R. 

Nichols, A. O.—P. M. 


L. C. McHeffey, S. S. 
P. E. Ridings, J. S. 
Alex Berg, Tyler. 


Nichols, Ira G. 

Nichols, Clayton 
Olson, Bert. 

Pelarske, Michael W. 
Philips, Roy A. 

Potts, Frank L. 

Ridings, Paul Elgin. 
Richards, Harold it. 
Ray, Schuyler C. 
Roberts, David L. 
Sansome, William E. 
Schoenfeld, Helmut. 
Seeley, Byron R. 
Schneider. WPl'am J. 
Sharf, Hans G. 
Simonson, Charles L. 
Stadel, Emmanuel M. 
Stevenson. Robert W. 
Standiford, Alvin R. 
Tibbals, Harry Allen. 
Trousse, Thomas H. 
Vaill, Bard E.—-P. M. 
Wagner, Albert H. 
Widdicombe, Herbert F. 
Wilkinson, DeVern G. 
Williams. Stern; 0. 
Wilson, Fred W.—P. M. 
Ward, Telford Stay. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Samuel Louis McNelley, Richard Torpin, Clyde 
Smith. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Daniel Owen Smith, Alexander M. Donally. 

RAISED—Andrew M. Anderson, Thomas A. Bailey, Milton Leroy Foster, Thomas 
E. Gilman, Bert Harris, Alvin R. Standiford. 

DIMITTED—Samuel L. Boyd, Frank J. Luedke, George A. McAllister, Kirk F. 
Macy. 

SUSPENDED FOR UNMASONIC CONDUCT—Park E. Goff. 

MEMBERS'—83. 


RIVERSIDE NO. 111.—Jefferson Island. 

Chartered August 23, 1917. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Saturdays in each month. 

Officers. 

George L. Johns, W. M. W. J. Rankin, Sec. C. E. Black, S. S. 

Charles L. Kyle, S. W. Walter Brook, S. D. Herman Hansen, J. S. 

Chas. T Armstrong, J. W. Lloyd W. Brook, J. D. F. H. Hemund, Tyler. 

R. H. Robinson, Treas. 




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Armstrong, Chas. T. 
Austin, William W. 
Blackard, E. D. 

Black, C. E. 

Brook, Walter. 
Brownback, J. E. 
Brownback, J. C. 
Bullis, J. A. 

Bowman, Carl S. 
Brook, Lloyd W. 
Church, A. F.—P. M. 
Craine, John 
Coppock, Ed. A. 
Drake, W. A. 

Dyer, W. O. 

Goff, Mark A. 
Hatfield, J. E. 
Hatfield, R. E. 


Master Masons. 

Hemund, F. H. 

Hansen, Herman 
Hatfield, Phil. J. 

Haegen, J. F. 

Johns, G. L. 

Kyle, A. S. 

Kyle, Chas. L. 

Kyle, Charles 
Manning, A. C. 

Mountjoy, John W. 

Miller, Albert H. 

Moon, William M. 
Newkirk, F. M. 

Ogan, D. V. 

Rankin. W. J.—P. M. 
Richardson. T. E. 
Robinson, Roy H.—P. M. 


Rose, Stanley. 

Ross, C. R. 

Robinson, E. L. 
Richardson, J. J. 

Shaw, Arthur. 

Shenk, O. G.— f\ M. 
Stephens, Wm. T.-—P. M. 
Southern. Ray J. 

Tebay, W. G. 

Tebay, F. A. 

Tucker, W. S. 

Todd, James C. 
Westmoreland, I. A. 
Wetzel, J. I. 

Woodside, John O. 

Wetzel, John E. 
Woodward, E. C. 


RAISED—J. F. Haegen, William M. Moon, J. J. Richardson. 
ADMITTED—William W. Austin. 

REINSTATED—J. W. Powell. 

DIMITTED—J. R. Brenner, J. W. Powell. 

MEMBERS—52. 


FLATHEAD NO. 112.—St. Ignatius. 

Chartered August 23, 1917. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Wilbur R. Kelley, W. M. 
Geo. W. Buckhouse, S. W. 
William J. Boyer, J. W. 
Leroy D. Beckwith, Treas. 


Armstrong, Robert. 
Beckwith, A. B.—P. M. 
Beckwith, L. D. 

Botkin, L. L. 

Buckhouse, G. W. 
Burbank, B. L. 

Butcher, L. T. 

Broome, J. E. 

Boals, Frank G. 

Boyer, vVilliam J. 
Bartmess, C. W. 
Beckwith, George H. 
Beck, Lewis O. 

Brott, James H. 

Cantrell, Arthur. 

Carr, J. W. 

Christopher, W. C. 

Crowe, Francis T. 

Covey, Ira. 

Crane, Louis R. 

Doty. L. K. 

Daigle. Arthur A. 

Demers, Louis Alexander. 
Engel, Anton W. 

Faunce, C. D. 


Jos. P. Siebeneicher, Sec. 
Peter A. Flatten, S. D. 
Walter F. Fellows, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Forsell, M. J. 

Francis, H. H. 

Fellows, Walter F. 

Flatten, P. A. 

Furry, Cassius I. 

Harding, Edw. 

Hiatt, Corrie. 

Hull, R. G. 

Huddleston, Arlo B. 

Innes, Jno. S. 

Jones, Evan. 

Kelley, W. R. 

Kerns, Geo. W. 

Kvale, Ora. 

Logan, S. R. 

Long, L. L. 

Lambert, John W. 
Lancaster, W. E. 

Larson, Ole M. 

Lucas, C. J. 

Martz, Jas. G. 

Meglasson, W. H.—P. M. 
Mac-Key, I. A. 

Moody, Clare J. 


Ole M. Larson, S. S'. 
Leon L. Long, J. S. 
Philip D. Rowe, Tyler. 


Moore, C. E. 

Morkert, John L. 
Mountjoy, W. Glenn. 
Payne, Thos. H.—P. M. 
Pendray, G. D. 

Phillips, Jas. G. 

Repass, J. A. 

Rosenberg, George. 
Richardson Richard A. 
Rowe, P. D. 

Smith, Harry G. 

Smock, J. R. 
Siebeneicher, J. P. 
Smith, F. F. 

Swan, J. M. 

Salzman, Myrtal J. 
Trammel, C. P. 

Van Deusen, J. M. 
Watson, Fred—P. M. 
Watson, J. D. 

White, S. E. 

White, H. A. 

Wald, Thos. T. 

Williams, C. F.—P. M. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Homer Joseph Ranes. 

RAISED—Lewis O. Beck, James H. Brott, Louis Alexander Demers, C. J. 
Lucas, W. Glenn Mountjoy. 

ADMITTED—Myrtal J. Salzman. 

MEMBERS—78. 


BILLINGS NO. 113.—Billings. 

Chartered August 23, 1917. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Mondays in each month. 

Officers. 

Edward A. Talcott, W. M. Earl V. Cline, Sec. Wilbur E. Boley, J. S. 

Elwood F. Kuschke, S. W. Chandler C. Cohagen, S. D. Lawrence A Aaker, Chap. 

Ernest C. Smith, J. W. Andrew J. Lundborg, J. D. Ernest E. Maloy, Marshal. 

James A. Thompson, Treas. Chester C. Wells, S. S. Herbert W. Flack, Tyler. 




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Ainey, Maurice Jefferson. 
Alford, Joseph Lawson. 
Anthony, Frank G. 

Arnold, Ferris Lyle. 

Arnold, Samuel G. 

Adams, Allert E. 

Allen, Charles B. 

Allen, Elmer D. 

Anderson, Neil E. 

Axelson, Joseph A. 

Aggers, Charles N. 
Anderson, John G. 
Anderson, Samuel. 
Anderson, Walter E. 
Askwig, Earl. 

Aaker, Lawrence A. 
Ackelmire, Charles F. 
Ager, Otto C. 

Anderson, Frank L. 

Ashley, James. 

Bailey, Omer E. 

Baltrusch, Oscar W. A. 
Barker. Glenn Lee. 

Bates, Harry Franklin. 
Beavpr, James Willard. 
Beckett, Lowell Henry 
Beiswanger, Gordon Julius. 
Ben skin, Fred Lester. 
Berryman, Harold. 
Berryman, John J. 
Berryman, Wm. H.—P. M. 
Block, Harry L. 

Bloom, George Herman. 
Bonnell, Roy Garfield. 
Boepple, Oscar Wm. 
Brannon, John W. 

Brill, Albert Marion. 
Brooks, Neil D. 

Brown, Rockwood. 

Brugger, Simon. 

Burnett, John C. 

Byrd, James Lytle. 

Bain, John Rose 
Baker, Willard E. 

Bane, Walter Ray 
Baumgartner, G. E. 
Beveridge, Charles D. 
Bonnett, Benjamin H. 
Brahos, George J. 
Brinkman, Frederick 
Brown, Ernest A. 

Barrows, Howard C. 
Beauchamp, Samuel 
Bradley, Garnett S'. 
Breeding, Elmer A. 
Brinkman, Waldo F. 
Brundage, Genoa D. 

Burton, Charles A. 

Baker, Everett M. 

Belding, George A. 
Bereolos, Peter G. 

Blessin, Edw. H. 

Bohlander, Alfred. 

Boley Wilbur E. 

Brown, Robert H. 

Browne, Harry M. 

Burns, William E. 

*-5tirr, Huber. 

Burris, William Henry. 
Baer, Marx. 

Baker, George W. 

Berkey, Henry B. 

Brack, Daniel R. 

Brack, Leland F. 

Bracken, Terrance V. 
Brokaw, Louis W. 

Brown, David A. 
Brumbaugh, D. J. 

Brunett, James C. 

Buell, George G. 

Bassett, Karr. 

Caldwell, Lysander Howar< 


Master Masons. 

Camron, Edgar Russell. 
Callaway, Rolland Bernard. 
Caraway, H. A. 

Carney, Claude Taylor. 
Challoner, Lynn Richard. 
Chapman, Lawrence. 

Clark, Edward T. 

Clark, Walter Lyman. 

Cline, Earl Vincent. 
Cohagen, Chandler Carroll. 
Cole, James Alvis. 

Cole, William J. 

Cole, Dean J. 

Cook, John B. 

Coomer, Sheridan. 

Cooper, John Arthur. 
Cummings, Walter Evans. 
Cuttell, Albert J. 

Campbell, John S. 
Carpenter, H. C. 
Cartwright, A. S. 

Comte, Frank L. 

Connor, Thurl Ray 
Crawford, Philip VT. 

Clark, John F. 

Carpenter, Herbert C. 
Clark, George A. 

Clark, Harry P. 

Conrad, Lovell B. 

Coolidge, Alvin W. 

Coulter, Frank P. 

Crosser, Conn . William. 
Curtis, George W. 

Carter, Edw. J. 

Chastain, Jesse E. 
Crawford, Frederic T. 
Crosser, Carl R. 

Crosser, Chas. S. 

Crosser, Jesse G. 

Curtis, Ira C. 

Campbell, Chester E. 
Crismas, Roy M. 

Crouch, Charles D. 

Dale, Earl J. 

Delano, John Henry. 
Darnell, Karl Busby. 

Day, George Adam. 

Darby, William. 

Demel. Chris Wm.—P. M. 
Donaldson, Edward C. 
Downs, Lewis Francis. 
Downs, William E. 

Dorsett, Leonard P. 

Drake, Leon Henry. 
Drakeman, Fred J. 

Duncan, Leonard Robert. 
Davis, Walter S. 

Deckert. Robert F. 

Doane, Verne B. 

Duncan, Jesse I. 

Duncan, Richard J. 

Davis, Ollie. 

Davis, William Hoyt. 
Davisson, Jesse H. 

DeLong, Leslie Granger. 
Danson, James P. 

Doane, Lester B. 
Dorrington, J. W. 

Downs, Wm. E., Jr. 
Dresser, Clarence W. 
Duncan, Rolla E. 

Duncan, Walter B. 
Dickinson, Rodney C. 
Eggleston, William R. 
Enterline, E. E. 

Everson, Samuel. 

Erwin. Stephen A. D. 
Eaton, Fred J. 

Fstergren, Frank. 
Edgingt.on, W. W. 

English, James H. 

1.Emerson, M. A. 


Ernst, Oliver H. 

Eyer, John H. 

Eichberg, Louis. 

Fenske, Henry. 

Fear, James Archibald. 
Deathorston, Joseph JI. 
Fitzgerald, James Earl. 
Fletcher, Gayle, Monce. 
Flashman, W. W. 

Foster, Robert 
Friedrich, Adam G. 

Farris, John M. 
Fuhrmeister, R. S. 

Ferrier, Charles S. 

Findlay, Robert W. 

Flack, Herbert William. 
Forsman, Henry H. 

Fogler, Cyrus B.—P. M. 
Forsman, G. O. 

Frahm, Oscar A. 

Friedrichsen, H. M. 
Garrigus, Arthur Raymond. 
Garrigus, Wm. Brewer. 
Getchell, Charles H. 

Gilbert, Charles F. 

Gillings, J. F. 

Grafton, Edwin—P. M. 
Guthard, Edgar Charles. 
Givens, William W. 
Greusel, William F. 
Gardiner, John A. 

Garland, Carl N. 

Giese, Fred Julius. 
Grandall, Fred William. 
Graham, John E. 

Gregg, James M. 

Groves, Elmer G. 

Groves, James L. 
Gullickson, William. 
Garber, H. E., Jr. 

Giese, Carl A. 

Gillis, Hugh. 

Goddard, Charles A. 
Grafton, Walter. 

Griffin, Thomas M. 

Grinde, Martin C. 

Guthard, Raymond H. 
Hagler, Harvey V. 
Hartman, George Martin. 
Hasty, William. 

Haskell, George W. 
Hacelton, Oran. 

Hazelton, Samuel.—P. M. 
Hickox. Willard. 

Hillman, Francis Ihomas. 
Hirst, John Daniel. 

Holmes, Allen T. 

Houghton, Roland H. 
Hovda, Oliver H. 

Holmes, William W. 
Howard, Charles. 

Harron, Louis 
Harwood, Herbert S. 
Heinrich, Ernst O 
Holt, Clarence T. 
Harrison. Elmer C. 
Higginson, Robert R. 
Harker, Oliver E. 

Harrison, Blaine A. 
Harrison, Shelby M. 
Heerstrom, Carl R. 

Held. Ben. 

Hevel, Roland E. 
Hermanson, John A. 
Highhouse, Leroy V. 
Hinton. Walter R. 
Hofmann, Fred A. 
Hollister, Joseph S. 

Huitt, Frank. 

Husband, William R. 

Hall, Charles. 

Hamlin, Guy D. 


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Hansen, Hans P. 

Hansen, Olof M. 

Hanson, Wesley A. 

Hart, John R. 

Hedden, Henry T. 
Herrington, E. D. 

Hervey, John M. 

Holmberg, R. P. 

Hoskins, Bert D. 

Howe, Joseph S. 

Hahn, William C. 

Hill, Homer T. 

Hortenstine, Charles P. 
Hutcheson, Norbert Joseph, 
lnnes, Walter B. 

Jarman, C. S. 

Josephson, Joseph H. 

Jolitz, Albert August. 
Jackson, George L. 

Jones, Phillip G. 

Jamieson, Robert H. 
Johnston, L. W.- 
Johnston, Wm. H. 

Jones, Robert David. 
Johnson, Theo. A. 

Jones, John H. 

Jepson, Walter A. 

Johnston, Tom A. 
Jorgenson, O. M. 

Jimason, George F. 
Johnson, Leonard. 

Jones, Clement I. 

Kelsey, Charles George. 
Kimball, John B. 

Knox, Clarence T. 

Kuh', Clarence August. 
Kuschke, Elwood F. 

Xohn, Jerome 
Kempfert, Charles D. 
Kenworthy, J. A. 

Knowles, Adam T. 

Kohl, John W. 

Keith, Royal B. 

Kelsey, Eli J. 

Koppe, Oliver L. 

Kane, Wm. G. 

Keefe, Leo F. 

Kimball, Russell W. 
Kotkin, John J. 

Krieg, Fred C. 

Lacey, Herbert Noble. 
Lamb, Franklin A. 

Lang, Wm. Phelps. 

Lindsay, W. W. 

Lindgren, Alfred T. 
Lundborg, Andrew John. 
Lyle, Alfred Elias. 

Litman, Louis 
Lofgren, Everett E. 
Longaiiecker, G. A. 
Luchsinger, Fred, Jr. 
Lueck, Otto L. 

Lee, Clifford L. 

Lewis, George N. 
Lieberman, Albert. 
Lindberg, Alex B. 
Lockhart. Samuel J. 
Larson, Helmer M. 

Lederer, Carl A. 

Lee, Thomas B. 

Leibsle, Louis F. 

Leonard, H. E. 

Lindstrom, Emanuel. 

Lissa, Ulysses. 

Loy, Edward M. 

Lund, Fredrik. 

Lauder, James O. 

Margolis, Bernard. 

Marty, August. 

Mendenhall, Stephen H. 
Miller, Benjamin S 
Mitchell. Frank B., Jr. 
Moore, Knox D. 

Morehouse, William W. 


Morrison, Richard Bailey. 
Mullison, Frank W. 
Mulvaney, W. J. 

Myers, C. O. 

Myers, Guy Charles. 
Manthe, Earl S. 

Matthews, Lee C. 

Maxwell, Rae 
MelniCK., Louis 
Merritt, R. R. 

Moore, Clyde In. 

Moore, William Knox 
Morgan, Crandcl Mi 
Morgan, John 0. 

Maloy, E E. 

Mey er, Carl R. 

Martin, Benjamin F., Jr. 
Matheson, William F. 
Matthews, Edw. H. 
Mendenhall, W. H. 
Meredith, Albert R. 
Merritt, M. I. 

Minamyer, Archie Dean. 
Mitchell, William J. 
Monroe, Ernest C. 

Moore, Lucius C. 

Moore, Thomas V. 

Morgan, Clarence E. 

Malm, Andrew P. 

Markle, J. E. 

Marshall, R. E. 

Melick, Wm. L. 

Milton, Chas. L. 

Moody, Floyd E. 

Moore, Chas. F. 
McCampbell, Wm. A. 
McCannell, John A. 
McClair, Edward Dean. 
Macauley, William J. 
MacDonald, John A. 

McGee, Boyd. 

McKay, Angus. 

McKay, Neil. 

McLeod, Alexander M. 
McMullin, George S. 
McBride, Orval J. 

Melver, Angus Y. 

McCool, Carl B. 

McLatchy, James H. 
MacDonald; William M. 
McCaffrie, D. Y 
McIntosh, R. C. 

Mast, Earl L. 

Mecklenburg, W. L. 
Nichols, Edmund E. 
Nichols, Clarence E. 

Nixon, Louis W. 

Nodler, Edward A. 

Nohe, Phillip J. P. 

Noyes, Horace L. 

Noyes, James L. 

Nofsinger, Rolland E. 

Neve, Ralph E. 

Nye, Ward H. 

Nylan, Olaf H. 

Oakley, Albert C. 

Oehler, Albrecht. 

Olson, Axel M. 

Olson, Elmer W. 

Ottem, Olaus E. 

O’Brien, Denis H. 

Oler, Yemon L. 

O’Meara, Frank. 
Partington. William Wild. 
Phillips, Harrison W, 
Platz, Albert Edward. 
Poitras, Joseph Lucien. 
Powell. Alva. 

Pratt, LeRoy. 

Preston, Raymond C. 
Phelps, Hervey E. 

Preston, James William 
Peacock, Isaac 
Peterson, W. Y. 


Palmer, Oscar T. 
Patterson, Alexander C. 
Patterson, James L. 
Pechta, Emil Fred. 
Pemberton, Chas. F. 
Perry, Eugene B. 

Petrie, Arthur J. 

Petrie, Robert W. 

Plank, Neil. 

Pope, Joseph. 

Porter, George B. 
Paisley, F. C. 

Palmquist, Carl A. 

Pasco, Wm. D. 

Patterson, Roy. 

Peck, William J. 

Pender, Peter A. 
Peterson, Charles. 
Petersen, Louis C. 

Petrie, Walter A. 

Powers, James Henry. 
Price, Merwin J. 

Price, Carl Campbell. 
Paddington, H. J. 

Pater, William A. 

Pierce, Stephen C. 
Ramsey, Orville A. 
Richardson, Geo. H. 
Russell, Fred. 

Russell, Guy Martin. 
Rankin, Samuel S. 

Rafn, Niels P. F. 

Raish, George W. 

Reeve, Edwin E. 

Rawn, Stanley R. 
Rember, Fred F. 

Riley, Harry W. 

Roberts, Charles G. 
Roberts, Clarence. 
Russell, John W. 

Sadler, Francis Eugene. 
Salsbury, James W 
Schofield, Ralph. 

Schulze, Henry Robert. 
Shadle, Bert Salada. 
Shaeffer, William Edgar. 
Shinn, Don Amos. 
Shoemaker, James A. 
Shook, Ira J. 

Sipe, Thos. A. 

Smith, Ode Francis. 
Snyder, George J. 

Staley, Norman W. 

Stern, Morris. 

Steele, Lawrence W. 
Stranberg, Ralph. 

Strever, Wm. J. 

Swanman, Lester A. 
Sanders, H. E. 

Shaub, Charles F. 

Sherer, Benjamin F. 
Sigele, Harry 
Simineo, Joseph S. 

Smith. Ernest C. 
Starkaby, Peter. 

Steck, Yerne L. 

Stewart, Roy R. 

Stirratt, H. J. 

Swank, Walter R. 
Swingle, Lloyd L. 
Schellhorn, A. E. 
Schroen, Henry A. 
Seville, Charles W. 
Sinclair, F. H. 

Stratton, William T. 
Swearingen, J. R. 
Salsbury, Lewis R. 
Schlosser, Thomas C. 
Schneider, William P. 
Spacht, John R. 

Smith, Francis M. 

Smith, Owen G. 

Swan. Eugene A. 
Sandidge, John H. 


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103 


Sargent, Chas. N. 
Schafer, John F.. 
Schmieter, H. G. 

Scott, Closson. 

Sharp, John E. 

Sheldon, H. L. 

Sitzer, Marquis J. 

Small, Everette R. 
Smith, Don S. 

Spangler, Hugh D. 
Steadman, Henry P. 
Steadman, H. A. 
Stevenson, A. R. 
Stockett, Thomas W. 
Salisbury, Elmer L. 
Saunders, Don E. 
Schlytter, H. R. 
Schoenholzer, Emil. 
Sheridan, W. F. 

Siegel, Fred H. 

Smith, Claude H. 
Talcott, Edward A. 
Telyea, Ned A. 

Thomas, Benomi F. 
Thuerer, Edward C. 
Thorine, Andrew Julius. 
Tooker, C. C. 

Trupp, Conrad. 
Thompson, James A. 
Torgeson, Edwin 
Trott, Richard R. 

Tyson, Arvil A. 

Thomas, J. Ray 
Thompson, B. S. 
Thorpe, L. W. 


Talmage, Nolan E. 
Thomas, Ray. 

Thompson, Howard C. 
Thorburn, Robert J. 
Tyack, Albertus G. 
Taylor, Lloyd B. 
Thompson, C. E. 
Thompson, Floyd W. 
Taylor, Samuel A. 
Unkrich, Clinton Albert. 
Uphoff, Fred Bruce. 
Yiccellio, James H. 
Vorack, Rupert G. 
Vornholt, Paul C. 
Wallace, Victor E. 
Whiston, Burton H. 
Wilds, Wm. Milton. 
Williams, Alexander. 
Winslow, George M. 
Woodie, W. E. 

Wright, Holland Joseph. 
Warn. Clarence C. 
Weatherheaa, F. A. 
Wevness, JnJius A. 
Wesch, Walter P. 
Wetherford, H. J. 

White, George W. 

White, Eugene B. 
Wickstrom, Carl A. 
Wildschut, Willehi. 
Wilkins, August E. 
Williams, Fred M. 
Wright Karl 
Watters, H. S. 

Wilcox, C. H. 


Wagner, Alfred. 

Waldron, George B. 

Walker, Lloyd D. 

Warfield, Andrew J. 
Warner, Clinton A. 

Webb, Clarence William. 
Webster, Avon T. 

Wells, Chester C. 

Wells, Claude. 

Williams, Clarence J. 

Wood, Clinton G. 
Worthington, Chas. E., Jr. 
Waldo, Milton S. 

Welsh, Harold L. 

West, William J. 

West, Earl G. 

Wichman, George H. 
Wilcoxen, George W. 

Wolfe, Harlin. 

Woodward, Walter M. 
Works, Lyle A. 

Wright, Clyde R. 

Wright, Thomas A. 

Walker, Raymond B. 
Weedman, Walter F. . 
Williams, Archie V. 

Wilson, Virgil E. 

Wilson, *George W. 
Wismeyer, James A. 
Youmans, Clayton Daniel. 
Young, William A. 

Young, Robert E. 

Zacks, Israel T. 

Zaerr, Byron L. 

Zimmerman, Floyd. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—-Lewis Edward Galbraith, Robert Rutherford Jones, 
Lloyd Eric Myers, Russell Sage, Harold Albert Sayer, Leslie Marion Sheetz, Thomas 
Smith. 

FELLOW CRAFTS—Claude Coomer, Walter L. Luer. 

RAISED—Gordon J. Beiswanger, Oscar W. Boepple, Rolland B. Callaway, Edgar 
R. Camron, Franklin P. Coulter, Frederic T. Crawford, William Darby, John H. 
Delano, Edward C. Donaldson, William R. Egelston, Raymond H. Guthard, Martin 
C. Grinde, Roland E. Hevel, N. J. Hutcheson, Fredrik Lund, Boyd McGee, William 
J. Macauley, Archie D. Minamyer, Knox D. Moore, Clarence E. Nichols, Albert C. 
Oakley, Elmer W. Olson, James H. Powers, Carl C. Price, Edward C. Thuerer, 
Victor E. Wallace, Earl G. West, George W. Wilson, Eugene B. White, Virgil E. 
Wilson, Clyde R. Wright. 

ADMITTED—James Ashley, Karr P. Bassett, Roy Crismas, Chester E. Campbell, 
Charles D. Crouch, Rodney C. Dickinson, Louis Eichberg, Henry Fenske, William 

C. Hahn, Homer T. Hill, Charles F. Hortenstine, George F. Jimason, Leonard 
Johnson, Clement I. Jones, James O. Lauder, James H. McLatchy, Earl L. Mast, 
W. L. Mecklenburg, H. J. Paddington, William A. Pater, Stephen C. Pierce, Elmer 
L. Salisbury, Don E. Saunders, H. R. Schlytter, Emil Schoenholzer, W. F. Sheridan, 
Fred H. Siegel, Claude H. Smith, Samuel A. Taylor, Raymond B. Walker, Walter 
F. Weedman, Archie V. Williams, James A. Wismeyer, Robert E. Young, Floyd 

D. Zimmerman. 

DIMITTED—Thomas H. Deckert, Harry Berry Dyer, Walter W. Harmony, 
William E. Pierce, Ralph Smith, Saeger Stanley, Herman W. Strobel. 

DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATE—William F. Brockmeyer. 

DIED—Charles H. Guthard, John Powers, Theodore F. Rhoder, Loren Edward 
Snyder, Bruce W. Vaupel. 

MEMBERS—608. 


GILDFORD NO. 114.—Gildford. 


Chartered August 23, 1917. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 


B. C. Ogden, W. M. E. G. Runkel, Sec. 

John T. Ekre, S'. W. B. L. Schwartz, S. D. 

James W. Kidd, J. W. Andrew D. Young, J. D. 
Ole H. Eidsvog, Treasurer. 

Master Masons. 

Engebretson, Martin H. 
Ekre, John. 

Everson, Ever A. 
Eidsvog, Ole H. 

Farrell, Leo C. 

Flechsig, Frank 
Gummer, F. A. 


Anderson, Chas. 
Black, Chas. 

Bishop, P. W. 
Carley, Howard. 
Carroll, W. J. 

Dye, Wells. 
Edwards, Raymond. 


Charles O. Welkos, S. S. 
Frank Flechsig, J. S. 

Leo C. Farrell, Tyler. 


Gould, Harry. 

Holmes, Godfrey W.— P. M. 
Hayes, Joseph B. 

Hartley, Leslie E. 

Huffman, Lawrence L. 

Istas, Edwin F. 

Jones, Walter W. 



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Jenson, Jule M. 

Joy, Frank L. 

Kidd, Janies W. 
Kimple, Fred H. 
Larson, Julius. 

LeGate, Fred D. 
Mullin, William. 
Muzzy, Ben. 

Mundy, G. F.—P. M. 
McKay, Angus. 
McKay, Wm. 

McKay, Walter. 
Naricofl, Michael. 


Ogden, B. C. 

Purdy, Burl 
Peak, Joshua J. 

Runkel, E. G.—P. M. 
Radergaard, John. 
Rockie, George. 

Reiner, Edward E. 
Simpson, J. B. 

Schwartz, B. L. 
Schwartz, H. F. 

Spencer, Howard—P. M. 
Smith, Harris A. 


Sahr, A. G. 
Smithson, - Glen. 
Shearer, John D. 
Ullman, Albert C. 
Welkos, C. O. 
Wold, Oscar A. 
Weiloff, Victor A. 
Wolff, Sam F. 
Young, Herbert H. 
Young, D. N. 
Young, Chester A. 
Young, Andrew D. 


REINSTATED—Raymond Edwards. 

DIMITTED—Arthur Frederickson, Harry A. Swanson. 

DIMITTED TO BECOME NON-AFFILIATES—D. A. Crites, A. J. McKenzie. 


MEMBERS—58. 


JERUSALEM NO. 115—Winnett. 

• Chartered August 23, 1917. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Jos. L. Alexander, W. M. Oliver W. Lasater, Sec. 
Edw. C. Schwarzlow, S. W. M. J. Boyd, S. D. 

Ray E. Austin, J. W. Carl Schmidt, J. D. 

Arthur H. Faragher, Tr. 

Master Masons. 


Anderson, P. J.—P. M. 
Alexander, J. L. 

Austin, E. R. 

Brahs, Walter W. 

Berg, E. M. 

Berven, John. 

Boyd, M. J. 

Baker, Perry. 
Bartholomew, E. C. 
Boatman, Carl L. 
Crowel, C. L. 

Coxon, H. R. 

Carr, W. L. 

Chick, Allen W. 

Conrad, Byron. 

Duncan, Peter. 

Dugan, James A. 

Davis, George A. 
Donnell, Harvey. 
Edman, Emil. 

Eager, Elmer E. 

Enlow, Clarence. 

Freed, Elden J. 
Faragher, A. H. 

Fox, John R. 

Greene, H. B.—P. M. 
Geis, Homer E. 

Gates, George G. 

Grobe, W. H. 

Hodson, Harvey. 

Hoyle, Alfred. 

Hulburt, Henry B. 
Hamilton, L. W. 
Hagemann, W. G. 
Hoyle, Lester A. 


Hughes, J. W. 

Ingebo, Alvin C. 
Ireland, Harry Bliss. 
Jenson, John. 

Johns, V. P. 
Jacobson, E. E. 
Jarrell, William C. 
Kelly, C. A. 

Lasater, Oliver W. 
Langshausen, Nick. 
Lindgren, Oscar S. 
Lantz, L. S. 

Lockwood, Fay M. 
McDonald, J. Fred. 
Moll, Ray R. 

Malcolm, Lawson C. 
Millar, Phelps L. 
Manuel, C. O. 

Munson, H. 

Murray, A. S. 

Medland, George. 
Moore, David. 

Nolen, W. Ford. 

Ogg, Ralph R. 

Napton, Percy. 

Nelson, Oscar. 

Pullin, George M. 
Parkinson, S. D. 
Parkinson, R. A. 
Pierson, Ira D. 
Petrausch, William F. 
Peden, W. M. 

Palmer, Henry. 
Quilter, Dean B. 
Richards, Ernest H. 


Vern Johns, S. S. 

Ernest H. Richards, J. S. 
Dan. A. Sommerfield, Tyler. 


Rowland, William R. 
Spears, Schuyler C. 
Snyder, Melvin. 

Schmidt, Emil. 
Sommerfield, Daniel A. 
Schwarzlow, Chas. Edw. 
Smith, I. H. 

Sibbert, Henry N. 

Sevals, Walter 
Sandidge, Charles W. 
Schmidt, Carl. 

Serry, E. A. 

Spaulding, A. J. 

Stenson, H. A. 

Stone, Charles J. 

Storm, Otto O. 

Stormwind, Solomon. 
Tanner, B. F. 

Toops, Charles C. 
Valentine, Richard—P. M. 
Vangsness, A. M. 

Wood, Bert S'. 

Woods, Robert J.—P. M. 
Wiggins, Wm. C. 

Winslow, Lawson T. 
Wood, Demond. 

White, Hugh W. 

White, George H. 

Winkes. F. C. 

West, Charles E. 
Westveer, Claud. 

Wherry, Ralph. 

Wood, Max R. 

Zingham, Joseph L. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—George Edgar Ashenhurst, James Eldon Larson, 
Rex Collins White. 

FELLOW CRAFT—William F. Smith. 

RAISED—Harvey Donnell, Clarence Enlow, John R. Fox, Harry Bliss Ireland, 
William C. Jarrell, Percy Napton, Oscar Nelson, Otto O. Storm, Charles E. West, 
Claud Westveer, Max R. Wood. 

ADMITTED—William R. Rowland, Solomon Stormwind, Ralph Wherry. 
DIMITTED—Vern Robinson. 

SUSPENDED FOR UNMASONIC CONDUCT—Rudolph Beck. 


MEMBERS—104. 



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JOPLIN NO. 116.—Joplin. 

Chartered August 22, 1918. 
Regular Meetings—First and Third Tuesdays 

Officers. 


A. H. Layton, W. M. 

H. F. Fuerstnow, S. W. 
Elmer Hultin, J. W. 

E. Y. Day, Treas. 


Anderson, Arndt H. 
Amundson, Sigurd. 
Bradford, Chas. S. 
Brutzman, Anderson J. 
Boucher, Thos. J. 
Brinkman, Charles. 
Brinkman, John C. 

Cross, George H.—P. M. 
Clink, E. L. 

Clink, H. L. 

Cady, James E. 

Clink, George H. 

Day, Edward Yernon. 
Einerson, Joseph W. 
Everud, Erie O. 

Freeland, Leon G.— P. M. 
Fuerstnow, Henry F. 
Fulton, Charles D. 


J. W. Graham, Sec. 
Otto P. Roe, S'. D. 
Joseph Einerson, J. D. 

Master Masons. 


in each month. 


J. E. Cady, S. S. 
Thomas Boucher, J. S. 
Otto Whelchel, Tyler. 


Geesey, George S. Nerem, Louis. 

Gulick, Joel C. Nolte, Edward H. 

Graham, J. W. Perkins, Charles F. 

Green, James E. Peterson, Aimer J. 

Holmquist, David M. Rutherford, E. E. 

Roe, Otto P. 

Scott, Louis A. 
Stipeck, John. 
Standocker, Maurice. 
Tucker, Carl G. 
Urhhammer, Alvin F. 
Wynn, Perry H. 
Wilson, Milo R. 
Westerlund, Pete 
Whelchel, Ora Otto. 
Whelchel, Fred. 
Yaeck, R. H. 


MEMBERS—53. 


Holmquist, Victor E. 
Hultin, Elmer. 
Hoffman, Emil. 

Hoeller, Paul. 

Johnston, William J. 
Klingel, Arthur A. 
Krieghbaum. Frank W. 
Kemmerle, William. 
Layton, Alvin H. 

Lucas, James E. 

Laird, John. 

Miles, William J. 
Morgan, John. 


RAISED—Sigurd Amundson, Charles D. Fulton, Paul Hoeller, William Kem¬ 
merle, John Laird, William H. Miles, Henry Mogaard, John Morgan, Louis Nerem, 
Edward H. Nolte, Maurice Standocker, Fred Whelchel. 

DIMITTED—E. J. Johnston, A. G. Leudeman, Henry Mogaard, Walter G. Palm. 


CRESCENT NO. 117.—Melstone. 

Chartered August 22, 1918. 

Regular Meetings—Second and Fourth Tuesdays in each month. 

Officers. 


Wm. H. Herron, Sec. John D. Dauterman, S. S. 
James A. Kirkpatrick, S. D.George E. Anderson, J. S. 
Ira W. Carlton, J. D. . Henry S. Arlin, Tyler. 

Master Masons. 


Leslie N. Field, W. M. 
Earl H. Miller, S. W. 
George W. Haling, J. W. 
James K. Holmes, Treas. 


Anderson, George E. 

Arlin, Henry S. 
Burrington, Jess C. 

Burke. Clarence L. 

Bowers, Leo. 

Craig, Robert A. 

Cameron, Roy. 

Carleton, Ira. 

Dauterman, J. D. 

Drake, Daniel J. 

Donaldson, Wm. A. 
Emininger, Chas. L. 

Field, Leslie N. 

Greening, Chas. W—P. M. 


Gaylord, Harry C. 

Haling, Geo. W.—P. M. 
Herron, Wm. H.—P. M. 
Holmes, Jas. K.—P. M. 
Hartley, George. 

Hamre, Nels. 

Imhoff, Richard H. 
Johnson, William S. 
Kirkpatrick, J. A. 
McWilliams, Charles. 
MacLeod, R. B. 

Mack, Lester F. 

Miley, Ed. F. 

Miller, Earle H. 


Martin, Walter A. 

Neace, Byron L. 

Palmer, Chas. E.- 
Parkinson, Ed. J. 

Perry, Eugene B. 

Peterson, Chas. A. 

Pollard, S. W. 

Perry, Henry C. 

Parkinson. James. 

Pickard, Claud Dennis. 
Snelling, Ernest E. 

Shockley. A. D. 

Watts, Frederick Y.—P. M. 


RAISED—JSTels Hamre, Walter A. Martin. 

ADMITTED—Leo Bowers. 

SUSPENDED FOR UNMASONIC CONDUCT—Frank T. Sickmiller. 
SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Clarence F. Clark, I. R. High. 
MEMBERS—41. 


GREAT FALLS NO. 118.—Great Falls. 

Chartered August 22, 1918. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Saturdays in each month. 

Officers. 

Francis W. Sharpe, W. M. Sam. H. Saunders, Sec. John T. Weir, S'. S. 
Maurice Handler, S. W. Leonard C. Larson, S. D. Chas. R. Klaue, J. S. 

Urias James Finn, J. W. August C. Huhn, J. D. O. J. Bristol, Tyler. 

Frank A. Barlow, Treas. 




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Alt, John C. 

Andersch, John 
Anderson, Elmer Eugene. 
Anderson, Fred Edward. 
Ashbaucher, Oliver M. 
Ashton, Thomas Lohe. 
Allison, Carl S. 

Anderson, Alex. Jonathan. 
Adams, Elmer Ellsworth. 
Andrews, Fred Lee. • 
Bailey, Claude Smith. 
Ballard, Arthur E. 

Barlow, Frank A.—P. M. 
Baum, Samuel M. 

Beckett, Wm. Harley, Jr. 
Bennett, Walter E. 

Benton, Herbert W.—P. M 
Blasdel, Jeremiah V. 
Booker, Lester Harry. 
Boorman, Benjamin J. 
Bowman, Fred M. 

Boyd, William Newton. 
Breeden, Harold R. 
Breitenstein, A. J. 

Bresee, Charles John. 
Brackett, Swan 
Boettger, Hugo H. 

Barr, Thomas 
Bartholomew, Albert F. 
Broders, Jacob 
Bester, Arthur Lewis. 
Blomquist, H. L. 

Bickford, Hezikiah. 
Bowersox, Dale Golden. 
Breeding, Charles Fogle. 
Bell, Roy Hall. 

Briggs, Arthur. 

Brim, Richard Edward 
Birum, Hubert LaMont. 
Bixler, Joseph H. 

Botsford, Earl E. 

Briggs, Carl. 

Buhler, George Jackson. 
Cable, E. W. 

Call, Harry L. 

Cameron, Alexander E. 
Campbell, Edward H. 
Campbell, John T. 

Capps, Glenn H. 

Carr, James Henry. 
Charnley, Walter J. 
Charteris, James M.—P. M. 
Chichester, Arthur Samuel. 
Christensen, Albert H. 
Church, Irving W. 

Clarke, John H. 

Cole, Samuel W. 

Coleman, Claude W. 

Conrad, Oscar G. 

Canon, Thomas Hope 
Clark, John Alex. 

Conrad, Earl Othmar 
Camblin, Mack 
Cole, Edwin Lester 
Collings, Clarence E. 

Carl, Frank William. 

Cole, Wilson. 

Cosman, Ethelbert Cecil. 
Culver. Charles C. 

Currell, Roy Sydner. 
Carlson, Carl Oscar. 

Comer, Hugh Allen. 

Davis, Charles H. 

Dawson, Samuel B. 
Dellabaugh, Earl E. 

Denny, Harley L. C. 

Drake. Benjamin H. 
Dunwiddie, Earl N. 

Dahl, Clarence W. 

Duckett, Harry 
De Remer. Rolland. 

Davis, Ralph Errett. 


Master Masons. 

Diehl, Leonard George. 
DeMinler, Arthur Joseph. 
Dodge, Frank P. 

Eastman, W. H. 

Edmonds, Guy Ransom. 
Edwards, Benjamin F. 
Emerson, Harry M.—P. M. 
Evans, Albert. 

Ewald, Fred August. 
Edwards, John Foster 
English, Robert Fulton. 
Farrell, Joseph H. 

Fish, U. H. 

Flint, LeCiaire E. 

Ferris, Thomas Cortelyou. 
Finlay, William B. 

■ Finn, Urias James. 

Fisher, Dan R. 

Foshag, William. 

Franks, Chas. Aug. 

Flint, Paul Russell 
Flint, Haven S. 

Ferron, Adlai Raymond. 
Fritz, Archie Branch. 
Gabbert, Harry Nicholas. 
Gable, Allison E. 

Gailey, John W. 

Gaines, Richard Musser. 
Geddes, John. 

Geiger, James W. 

Gibbs, Arthur Albert. 
Givens, Edgar E. 

Glenn, Claude. 

Gordon, Andrew (McLeod) 
Gregg, Andrew C. 

Gregory, Ira Lee. 

Grimes, Ira Edward. 
Griswold, L. E. 

Gibbons, Lester Mason. 
Grossman, Joseph. 

Guy, W. F. 

Griffiths, Albert Edward 
Grob, William Ernest 
Gordon, Donald Coy 
Graham, James Hunter 
Graham, Archie Orwell. 
Gleason, Archie Leland. 
Gregg, Charles Thornton. 
Geyer, William F. 

Goodman, Max. 

Gombert, Otto William. 
Guiot, Charles C. 

Haight, W. W. 

Handler, Maurice. 

Harding, George M. 

Hare, Henry William. 
Harris, George Gordon. 
Haswell, Irvin A. 

Haugse, Arne. 
Heidenheimer, Mackey. 
Henry, Yernon Russell. 
Hill, Clifford. 

Hogan, Clarence Lester. 
Holtz, Walter A. 

Hoyt, George Worth. 
Humphrey, James Lewis. 
Hauschild, Henry C. 

Hober, Fred C. 

Haeska, Charles Adolph. 
Hall, Robert Roy. 
Hampton, Henry Clay. 
Heller, Arthur Leon. 

Heule, Everett W. 

Huotari, Hans. 

Hawkins, Harry. 

Huhn, August Charles. 
Hemsworth, Harry. 

Hess, William. 

Tgel, Richard L. 

Tsler, Fritz 
Ivarson, Ovland. 

Jam- s. F.'dwin FI. 


Johnsoii. F. W. 

Johnson, Henry W. 

Johnson, Hiram F. 

Johnson, Joseph James. 
Johnson, Leroy Verne. 
Jones, Hugh M. 

Josephs, Amos. 

Johnson. Eugene Samuel 
Jeffries. Charles Harold 
Jones, Lyman Earle. 
Kennedy, Clarence A. 
Kennedy, Walter E. 

King, Lewis B. 

Kleppe, Michael S. 

Kotz, Otto B.—P. M. 
Kionoerg, J. H. 

Kleiv, Thomas 
Kennedy, William John 
Keister, Robert Ernest 
Kimmel, John Charles 
Kaufman, Fred M. 
Kaufman, Ira M. 

Klaue, Charles R. 

Kaufman, Jacob. 

Killinger, Verne Emit. 
Kierstead, John Alexander. 
Kirby, Harold. 

Lapeyre, Benj. Ernie, Jr. 
marson, Otis L. 

Locke, Herbert E. 

Larson, Leonard Co"»rad 
Larson, Hilmar Lennart. 
Lonner, Swan P. 

.Luther, Earl William 
Lockhart, Lloyd Birdsall 
Leggett, Oscar A. 

Lyons, Elmer Thomas 
Ledingham, F. McK. A. 
Lotspeich, Marvin W. 
Lander, Herbert C. 

Leslie, Thomas Blair. 

Lewis, Frank Crockett. 
Mack, F. M. 

Major, Frank N. 

Maly, Anthony John. 

Meyer, William Albert. 
Miller, Chas. M. 

Miller, Orin Albert. 

Miracle, Orville U. 

Moore, John P. 

Morris, Leon. 

Morton, Roy Lester. 

Moses, R. H., Jr. 

Murch, Clarence Wells. 
Mitchell, Wilmer A. 

Myrum, Theodore B. 
Meacham, Harry Clifford 
Montgomery, Lester Arnold 
Montgomery, Obra Wilson 
Murdock, Glenn Erastes 
Morrison, John C. 

Marshall, Adam 
Mitchell. Robie Lawton 
Magner, Wallace B. 
Martius, Gustave H. 
Mitchell. James Francis. 
Moses, Wm. Warren. 
Miller, Charles Brazier. 
Mitchell, Robert M. 

Moerl, William. 
Montgomery. George. W. 
Moon, Ray Irwin. 

Moore, Clinton Kimball. 
MacBurney. Lee Roy. 
McCabe. Bert R. 

McCallum. Dugald. 

McClure, John W. 

McCole, George M. 
McCreary, Frank Lindsey. 
MacGregor, James C. 
McKenzie, John. 

McKown, George W. 


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McKinney, Charles A. 
McGinley, Thomas M. 
McG-rath Matthew. 
McDonald, Robert John. 
McCrorie. Peter McGregor. 
Neilsen, Bertram E. 

Nerby, Gustav Adolph. 
Noland, Reed Knox. 

Nelson, Herbert John 
Neitz, Paul Irvin 
Neageli, Andreas Alex. 
Nelson, Louis. 

Newman, Clifford Samuel. 
Owens, Jesse T. 

O’Kelley, J. C. 

Packer, Bert Stanton. 
Panzer, Carl Herman. 
Panzer, George Otto. 
Paxton, George. 

Peters, Julius C. 

Peterson, Frank Linn. 
Pfister, Henry Charles. 
Phillips, Leon E. 

Pierce, John Garfield. 
Pierson, Carl Frederick. 
Piggott, Hubert Perry. 
Pinkerton, Forest Milner. 
Poyfair, Walter Wallace. 
Pledge, William Grey 
Parsons, Alva Shade 
Petersen, Nis Christian, Sr. 
Pfrimmer, Robert Bell. 
Pirie, Robert Burns. 
Pladson, Ingvald S. 

Ralph, Robert. 

Randall, Samuel. 

Raw, Clifford W. 

Rhody, Maximilian W. 
Roberts. Commodore Bruce. 
Roe, John H. 

Rogers, Fred D. 

Ross, Donald Robert.. 
Ryan, L. J. 

Roberts, Wm. Emmett 
Rowe, James 
Reber, Bertram A. 
Rutherford, Ernest S. 
Roberts, Bert John. 
Sanford, William S. 
Saunders, S. H. 


Schrader, Herman F. 
Shafer, Gordon O. 

Shafer, Hugh, L. 

Shannon, Albert M. 

Sharpe, Francis W. 

Sjaholm, Victor John. 
Smith, George LeRoy. 
Smith, J. G. 

Smith, LaRue. 

Steller, Carl Edgar. 

Stewart, James. 

Strobehn, Albert Floran. 
Stukey, Peter. 

Suhr, Donald Louis. 
Sutherland, Dave. 

Swanson, Axel Siegfried. 
Savidge, Harry 
Steel, David Alfred 
Smith, Fred Earl 
Stewart, John James 
Sjaholm, Ernest Louis 
Silloway, Carl Chester 
Smith, Russell 
Sinks, William Brown 
Seyton, Harry John 
Saylor, Charles Edward. 
Seibert, Charles. 

Schaenin, Theo. J. 

Slager, Laurence. 

Sordal, Andy. 

Spencer, Oliver. 

Stow, George M. 

Shannon, William. 
Sjostrom, P. Gustave. 
Spence, Charles Richie. 
Swanson, Ernest Theo. 
Shay, Swen George. 
Shirley, William J. 

Thain, James Gr. 

Thomas, Alonzo I. 

Thomas, Alpheus Edward. 
Thomas, Herbert O. 
Thompson, John E. 
Thompson, W. H. 
Thompson, Western Talbot 
Tobey, Marshall Wells. 
Townsend James. 

Trell, Abraham C. 
Trimmer, J. V. 

Trodick, Albert J. 


Trodick. Harry J. 
Turnquist, Knute Fabian 
Tripp, Royal C. 

Totten, Leo L. 

Ta-Tor, Roscoe Hamilton. 
Teenor, Eddie Clarence. 
Terrill, William. 

Talbott, Walter Scott. 
Unger, John Wine. 

Uretzsky, Oscar 
Voss, William. 

Vining, Frank Latham 
Viles, Frederick Madison 
Vincent, Monty. 

Von Tobel, Carl. 

Walker, I. N. 

Watkins, Jared. 

Watson, Robert W. 

We^kes, Samuel M. 
Weidemann, J. J. Fred. 
Wilson, William W. 

Wood, James O. 

Wolff, George S. 

Wright, H. Bert. 

Weisner, Frederick E. 
Woods, Arthur Wilbur 
Woods, Melville Leroy 
Wilson. Ernest Marlin 
Williams, Robb Reed 
Wendt, Louis William 
Wentworth, Daniel Orin 
Westgard, Thomas 
West, Robert Karl 
Wangen, Joseph Carl 
Walker, Thos. Franklin 
Willey, Wilford B. 
Woodward, Harry C. 
Wells,. Charles P. 

Weir, John Thom. 

Wood, Roy. 

Wrangham, George Albert. 
Wennberg, Axel Emil. 
Wertheim, David K. 

Willis, John Travis. 
Williams, Ernest John. 
Yaeger, Harry. 

Yerke, Theodore Albert. 
Young, Wm. M. 

Young, Ferris 
Yurko, John Joseph. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Fridalf John Hjaimer Fagenstrom, Thomas Edward 
Bryan, Lewis Arthur Eneboe, William Wallace Huntsberger, George Henry Moore. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Herman Joe Grest, Carl Francis Lemmer. 

RAISED—’Fred Lee Andrews, Hubert LaMont Birum, Archibald Albert Boberg, 
Earl E. Botsford, Carl Briggs, Otto William Gombert, Charles C. Guiot, William 
Hess, Harold Kirby, Herbert C. Lander, Thomas Blair Leslie, Peter McGregor 
McCrorie, Ray Irwin Moon, Bert John Roberts, Swen George Shay, Carl Von Tobel, 
Ernest John Williams, John Joseph Yurko. 

ADMITTED—Joseph H. Bixler, George Jackson Buhler, Frank P. Dodge, 
Harry Hemsworth, John Alexander Kierstead, Frank Crockett Lewis, Clinton 
Kimball Moore, J. C. O’Kelley, Ingvald S. Pladson, William J. Shirley. 

REINSTATED—Wilson A. Bertke. 

DIMITTED—Wilson A. Bertke, Archibald Albert Boberg, Isidore B. Fabrikant, 
George W. Gardner, Thomas Edward Graham, Oscar H. Johnson, Robert Pierce, 
Harry Hough Roberts, James George Stuart. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—George Emerson, Ernest J. 
Randall. 


MEMBERS—396. 


MOUNTAIN VIEW NO. 119.—Eeed Point. 


Chartered August 22, 1918. 

Eegular Meetings—First Wednesday in each month. 


Officers. 

George F. Berrie, W. M. Thomas H. Deckert, Sec. 
Lewis Guthrie, S. W. J. A. Johnson, S. t>. 

Alon. Hollingsworth, J. W. J. M. Baker, J. D. 

J. W. Campbell, Treasurer. 


H. H. Marlow, S. S. 

P. Roobal, J. S. 

A. P. Brumfield, Tyler. 



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Andrus, W. C. 

Baxter, -James. 

Berrie, G. F. 

Blanchard, D. A. 
Brumfield, A. P. 

Baker, J. M. 

Campbell, J. S.—P. M. 
Conley, Huso 
Campbell, J. W. 
Deckert, Thomas H. 
Frazee, J. J. 

Guthrie, Lewis, 

Guthrie, A. S. 

Hart, C. M. 


Master Masons. 

Hiner, John M.—P. M. 
Hiner, O. C. 
Hollingsworth, Alonzo. 
Herrick, M. W. 

Hiner, H. S, 

Harsha, A. E. 

Johnson, J. A. 
Jacobson, E. L. 
Kenfield, C. C.—P. M. 
Lambert, A. A. 


Marshall, T. W.—P. M. 
McMullen, L. S. 
McCampbell, L. C. 


McCampbell, J. A. 
Mehlberg, F. H, 
Murphy, Frank. 
Marlow, H. II. 
Melvin, L. C. 
Posters I W. 
Roobal, P. 
Ruckman, C. W. 

Schneider, W. O. 
Schuyler, O. E. 
Stone, B. F'. 
Yaughn, Roy L. 
Willcutt, C. B. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Ralph Wesley Davis. 
ADMITTED—Thomas H. Deckert, A. A. Lambert. 

MEMBERS—40. 


EKALAKA NO. 120.—Ekalaka. 

Chartered August 22, 1918. 

Eegular Meetings—First and Third Mondays in each month. 


Torval E. Nelstead, W. M. 
Herbert B. Albert, S. W. 
Henry G. Albert, J. W. 
Septon Cady, Treas. 


Albert, Walter Richard. 
Albert. Ti^rbert B. 
Albert, Henry George 
Allen, Francis Ray 
Albert, Bert. 

Baker, G. Albert. 

Burns, John L. 

Burch, Carl Ghaston 
Burch, Robert E. 

Cady, Septon. 

Craig, James W. 
Cummins, James B. 
Carmack, George Leroy 
Campbell John Percy. 
Carter, Andrew J. 
Denny, Russell G. 

Dahl, Oscar A.—P. M. 
Dorgan, Edward F. 
Ernest, Frank 


Officers. 

John E. McComsey, Sec. 
Glenn A. Westphal, S. E 
Frank R. Kisow, J. D. 

Master Masons. 
Fischer, Peter 
Feely, Rahl. 

Huntoon, Lawrence B. 
Hall, DeLoss T. 

Ingram, Joseph P. 
Iverson, Henry R. 
Jamieson, Charles C. 
Johnston, John E. 

Kieth, James A. 

Kisow, Frank R. 

Knipfer. Oscar II. 

Larsen, John. 

Lasater. John B. 
McKinnie, Mayard R.—P.' 
McCumsey, John E. 
Merilainen, Kust. 

Nelstead, Torvel E. 

Oliver, John 


Raymond Shelden, S. S. 
DeLoss T. Hall, J. S. 
Mortimer 0. Tracy, Tyler. 


Owen, John Richard. 
Oxford, Bert C. 

Patton, Harold E. 

Patton, Thomas R. 
Ramme, Louis T.—P. M. 
Shelden, Raymond. 

Smith, Carl M. 

Tracy, Mortimer O. 

Trier, John C. 

Testman. William Monroe. 
Taylor, Edwin A. 

VanHook, Herbert J. 
Wilson, Francis Marion 
.Walker, William W. 

Weed, Frank E. 

Westphal. Glen A. 

Wilson, Thomas F. 

Yates, James W. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Paul M. McLean, W. L. Mahnken, Edwin R. 
Pendleton, Chester M. Summers, Leon L. Wheeler. 

RAISED—Edward F. Dorgan, John E. McCumsey, Kust Merilainen, Carl M. 
Smith, Edwin A. Taylor. 

DIMITTED—Marion B. Armstrong, W. A. Grandstaff. 

SUSPENDED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES—Harry J. Chapman, A. T. 
Dague. 

MEMBERS—55. 


LOYALTY NO. 121.—Wolf Point. 


Chartered August 22, 1918. 

Eegular Meetings—First and Third Thursdays in each month. 

Officers. 

W. B. DeWitt' W. M. L. S. Otto, Sec. W. Y. D. Chapman, S. S. 

Dennis Kelley, S. W. John H. Carpenter, S. D. J. R. Burgess, J. S. 

Thomas H. Fox, J. W. Adolph G. Hauge, J. D. John D. Stone, Tyler. 

S. T. Cogswell, Treasurer. 

Master Masons. 


Anderson, Elmer E. 
Appelgren, John H. 
Appelgren, Alfred V. 
Aune, Harry u. 


Ablin, Edward H. 
Bleck, F. W. 
Burgess, John R. 
Butterbrodt, F. H. 


Barton, James R. 
Barwise George 
Brodrick, Elbert J. 
Best, David J. 




1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


109 


Beiiner, Auolph M. 
Brownlee, Edward G. 
Breen, Edward. 

Bell, William Lyle. 
Bloem, Martin. 

Bailey, Thomas W. 
Bjelland, Christ. 
Buxton, Chancey A. 
Carson, Winfield S. 
Cogswell, Sherman T. 
Champlin, James L. 
Clayton, Lyman. 

Corbin, Burton H. 
Cover, Charles R. 
Coveil, Frank L. 
Carpenter, John H. 
Cnapman, Walter Y. D. 
Click, Joseph J. 
Chancey, J. R. 

Clark, Sam G. 

Cole, Harrison M. 
DeWitt, William B. 
Ditmarson, Harold C. 
Davey, James L. 

Dahl, Henry F. 

Dalve, Raymond S. 
Evans, Joseph R. 

Flint, George H. 

Fox, Thomas H. 

Foor, Arlie M. 

Funk, Marshall S. 

Fay, Paul W. 

Gebhardt, Geo.—P. M. 
Garden, John O. 

Geer, Henry J. 

Gates, Ervin L. 
Gebhardt, Frank C. 
Geer. John L. 

Graybill, G. G. 

Getter, Glenn. 

Gillespie, O. L. 

Hougen, Will O. 

Heinze, Otto C. 

Hanson, Olaf H. 

Hauge, Adolph G. 
Harmon, John M. 
Huxsol, A W 


Hanson, John H. 
Hovland, Sewell. 

Hyde, John L. 

Josselyn, Jay H. 

Jackline, Silas W. 
Johnson, O. C. 

Jelly, Robert S. 

Johnson, John S. 

Jordan, C. D. 

Aleve, S. Lawr.—P. M. 
Kragrud, Lars A. 

Kirk, Simon J. 

Kline, Theodore S. 

Kline, Carl J. 

Krummey, Almond F. 
Knights. Arthur E. 
Kubik, Stanley. 

Kaste, Wm. F. G. 

Kell, Ira E. 

Kapinos, August F. 
Kelley, Dennis. 

Lhur, John W. 

Lobb, Thomas F. 

Lee, Gilbert. 

Lee, 0. E. 

Littlefield, George E. 
McAllen, Robert P. 
McIntyre, Alfred B. 
Mclvor, Samuel 
McGlynn, Herbert G. 
Miller, James T. 
Montgomery, Lloyd. 
Mowatt, Wilbert. 

Mann, Noah A. 

Moore, Claude O. 
Montgomery, Winfield E. 
Meyers. Charles P. 

Muir, Y. E. 

Miller, Harley R. 

Mullis, Frank J. 

Neal. Beniamin F. 
Nelson, Edward Carl 
Nickel, Jacob A. 

Ogden, Willard P. 

Otto, Louis S. 

Pipal, John J. 


Person, Ivan Y. 

Peters, John A. 

Payne, Edward. 

Poor, Earl Y. 

Purdy, Muril. 

Rathert, Fred E. 

Randall. John C. 

Randall, John B. 

Rae, William E. 

Rice, Elton J. 

Randall, William M. 
Rayipond, William. 

Rogers, Eugene H. 

Robbins, John P. 

Severson, Clarence J. 
Schoening, Harry A.—P. M. 
Smith, Henry T. 

Stennes, Odin T. 

Swedberg, Chas. P.—P. M. 
Switzer, J. Bert. 
Schenkenberger, Connie. 
Stille, Charles. 

Steel, Sam. 

Sim, James. 

Stennes, Theodore 
Shipman. E. L. 

Stone, R. I. 

Smith, Warren G. 

Shaver, John R. 

Saglias, John L. 

Stone, John D. 

Tyson, Harry B. 

Tittsworth, Ortas A 
Terry, James E. 

Taylor, Fred H. 

Tripp, F. W. 

Yinson, Glenn 
Walters, Nelson P. Jr. 
Woods, Be^t C. 

Williams, Floyd J. 

Wright, Malcolm W. 

Walker, Grover D. 

Webber, Merlyn G. 

Yeager, Ben. 

Young. William L. 

Zartman, M. M. 


ENTERED APPRENTICES—Martin S. A. Johnson, Ole N. Olson. 

FELLOW CRAFTS—Dale B. Garoutte, John W. Kline, Richard Schaale. 

RAISED—Edward H. Ablin, Thomas W. Bailey, Christ Bjelland, Chancey A. 
Buxton, Raymond S. Dalve, Ralph E. Dexter, 0. L. Gillespie, John L. Hyde, 
August F. Kapinos, Herbert G. McGlynn, Harley R. Miller. 

ADMITTED—Glenn Getter, Dennis Kelley, Frank J. Mullis, John P. Robbins. 
DIMITTED—William H. Belideau, Ralph E. Dexter, Clyde O. Knight, M. W. 
McKenzie, John B. Montgomery, Clyde Patton. 

MEMBERS—151. 


EAPELJE NO. 122.—Eapelje. 

Chartered August 22, 1918. 

•Second and Fourth Tuesdays in each 
Officers. 


Eegular Meetings- 


J. R. Heebner, W. M. 

0. L. Nygard, S. W. 

R. W. Easton, J. W. 

W. J. Soderlind, Treas. 


Armstrong, John E. 
Allen, A. H. 

Ballard, Jack. 

Bobst, G. C. 

Brickley, H. E.—P. M. 
Busteed, T. H. 

Boddy, Ed. F. 


L. L. Gray, Sec. 

T. Y. McPherson, S. D. 
H. D. Williams, J. D. 

Master Masons. 

Brownie, Carl D. 

Brooks, Arch C. 
Campbell, C. R. 

Cook, George. 

Chandler, M. J. 

Clark, R. D. 

Craggs, George 


month. 


H. C. Peacock, S. S. 
John Yollbrecht, J. S. 
Joe Cox, Tyler. 


Cope, J. H. 
Cox, Joe. 
Dunne, F. J. 
Damschen, A. 
Dean, H. F. 
Easton, R. W. 
Ericson, E. E. 



RETURNS YEAR ENDING 


JUNE 30, 


110 


Essington, J. E. 
Giffen, W. H.—P. M. 
Goodrich, G. W. 
Goetsch, A. A. 

Greene, E. H. 

Gray, L. L. 

Hegg, John A. 

Harker, George 
Hemphill, H. 

Heebner, J. R. 
Hossler, W. 

Hunt, Tom. 

Horton, W. A. 

Holt, Clarence C. 
Kastenholz, M. J. 
Kolberg, H. L. 


Linglc, George 
Leuthold, J. H. 
McCarthy, W. A. 
McHenry, R. P. 
McPherson, Thomas. 
Mullen, H. B. 
Moffett, H. C. 
Neville, R. J. 
Nygaard, 0. L. 
Nissen, S. L. 
Peacock, H. C. 
Reetz, A. H. 

Reich, S. 

Soderlind, W. J. 
Stockburger, L. B. 
Stevens, H. A. 


Schabot, L. L. 

Stratton, F. N, 

Scott, W. T. 

Tipolt, Yaclay. 

True, W. S. 

Thompson, Andrew. 
Vollbrecht, J. F. 
Wilcox, George. 
Williams, D. R.—P. M, 
Wise, A. 

Wickland, 0 E. 
Whitaker, R. 

Williams, H. D. 
Warden, M. I. 

Yarling, Charles O. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—R. N. Nelson. 
RAISED—Arch C. Brooks, Clarence C. Holt. 
ADMITTED—J. H. Leuthold, Charles O. Yarling. 

MEMBERS—68. 


SUMMIT VALLEY NO. 123.—Butte. 
Chartered August 20, 1919. 

Regular Meetings—First and Third Thursdays. 


Officers. 


Frederick H. Rowe, W. M. 
Edwin C. Davis, S. W. 
Chas. A. Hauswirth, J. W. 
William E. Dufresne, Tr. 


Acocks, Laomi George. 
Adams, Archibald William 
Adams, Philip Anthony 
Albright, Henry Albert 
Allan, Frederick D. 
Anderson, Glen 
Anderson, William I. 
Anthonisen, Jacob K. 
Argali, Martin R. 

Arner, Joseph Henry 
Arnold Walter 
Atkin, Alfred R. 

Ayers, Horace Diller. 
Anderson, Richard. 

Baldwin, Owen J. 

Bartsch, Oscar 
Becker, Joseph August 
Benner, Howard C. 

Berg, Nils 

Blackburn, Lee Benton 
Biglen, John Leonard 
Bolitlic, Irving Henry 
Boll, William Henry 
Bonner, Raymond C. 
Bordeau, E. J. 

Boulware. Chas. Granville 
Boyer, Albert Edward 
Brandon, Glen A. 

Brash, L. C. 

Brown, Jesse G. 

Brunswick, Peter 
Buchner. Abram Brock 
Bunt. Alfred 
Burt, Charles J. 

Busey, John Lynn 
Bacharach. Louis S. 
Bartlett, Charles Woodman 
Behlke, Herman E. 

Bossard. Carl Fredrick. 
Brink, Claiborne Wm. 

Bull, Melvin Charles. 
Burrill, William. 

Burton, James Hill. 
Baillee, Adrian Stuart. 
Baldwin, William L. 


James H. Powell, Sec. 
Jaquelin D. Wallace, S. D 
William G. McLellan, J. B 

Master Masons. 

Beatty, Wilbur L. 

Beery, William. 

Blackler, Harold T. 

Brady, Frank Carroll. 
Brockus, Charles Austin. 
Burns, William E. 
Barrough, William E. 
Bennetts, Harry. 

Boulware, Wilford F. 
Cardey, Ellsw orth 
Carman, Clifford Enos 
Cartee, George Francis 
Chamison, Joseph 
Churchill, Jarvis L. 

Clark, Burton H 
Closs, Adolph 
Cohn, Joseph P. 

Cole, Arthur 
Cole, Frank 
Collins, John Wesley 
Coman, Warren B. 

Conant, Roy B. 

Conner, Herbert H. 

Cook, Charles William 
Cooley, Chas. Wilkinson 
Cooper, William 
Crandall, Amos B. 

Criss, Albert W. 

Cumming, James 
Christy Matthew Jacob 
Chesnutt, Charles S. 
Clarke, John G. 

Coddon, Henry. 

Cofer, Floyd. 

Colvin, Raymond C. 
Campbell, John James. 
Campbell, Warren Day. 
Carkeet. John. 

Casad, Frank M. 

Champ, Clearence A. 
Collins, Frank Arnold. 
Commons, Harry Gerald. 
Corrie, Eugene. 

Crandall. Wm. Vernon. 
Crane, Berton Emery. 


Percy H. Pohlman, S. S. 
Edward J. Rule, J. S. 
Fred Oates, Tyler. 


Darlington, Charles S. 
Darnell, Frank D. 

Dav's, Edwin G. 

Davis, Frame 
Davis, Leslie Yanoy 
Davis, Levi 
Dawe, Alfred C. 

Dawson, Edward Joseph 
Dawson, Ralph 
Dekker, Jacob 
Delovage, Abe 
Delovage, Maurice 
Delphin, John J., L. 

Dillon, Robert E. 

Drullard, Howard Raymond 
Dufresne, William E. 
Duschee, Oscar L. 

Dwight, Lewis Osgood 
Decco, Joseph Thomas. 
Deeble, John Argali. 
Dunklee, Charles Louis. 
Dunstan, Richard Henry. 
DeAlton, G. E. 

Dakin, Barton Boston. 
Dinwiddie, James Elmen. 
Diez, Richard. 

Eddy, Charles M.—P. M. 
Ehrlin, John Lee 
Epling, Wm. Franklin 
Erickson. Otto 
Evans, Edward Stanley 
Evans, John Kenneth. 
Ensrud, Carl John. 
Engstrom, Raymond W. 
Fair, George 

Farmer, Lawrence George 
Farmer, Robert W. 
Ferguson, James Harvey 
Fletcher, Buel M. 

Finn, Thomas 
Fitzgerald, Edward F. 
Fitzgerald, J. H. 

Folley, Joseph M. 

Frame, William Brown 
Fries, Scott W. 



1923 


GRAND LODGE OF MONTANA. 


Ill 


Fuld, Samuel Lafayette 
Ferrero, Guido. 

Farrand, Ira W. 

Gaffga, William Jacob 
Gaines, William Henry 
Gamer, Charles W. 

Belli man, Ernest Louis 
Gerken, Charles 
Giduz, Hugo 
Gillaspie, James A. 
Gilliland, Ross Carmichael 
Goodwin, Perry Beauchamp 
Greenberg, Harry Walter 
Griffith, Weston 
Gunderson, Eugene 
Garrison, Clarence E. 
Gates, Wm. Adelbert. 
Goldsmith, Frederick W. 
Graham, Ward Everett. 
Grant, Benere Harrison. • 
Gamwell, Theodore B. 

Goss. Charles Casper. 
Gerlings, Peter S. 

Haisman, Frederick W. 
Hamil, Wallace M. 

Hancock, Lawrence L. 
Hanmer, Edward J. 

Hanson, Fred Herluff 
Harvey, James Davidson 
Harwood, Kinley Oscar 
Hauswirth, Charles A. 
Heater, Otto L. 

Henderson, C. Lisle 
Herman, William 
Herndon, H. V. 

Heuser, August G. 

Hickcox Charles G. 

Hills, Kirk Allen 
Hoffenbrodel, Edward 
Holmes, Jay Herbert 
Hosking, William 
Hough, Randall S. 

Hovey, Ole Alfred 
Hughes, Emanuel Scofield 
Humphrey, Wm. Curtis. 
Hastings, Edw. Burton. , 
Holland, James Brainerd. 
Hubbard, John Fanning. 
Hagerman, Robert Oliver. 
Hawkins, Robert M. 
Hawley, William L. 
Houston, William Kay. 
Humphrey, Harvey C. 
Hesser, John Wesley. 
Holton, Charles Leslie. 
Jacky, J. D. 

Jenkins, Charles K., Jr. 
Jenkins, Charles K„ Sr. 
Johnson, Earl J. 

Jones, Herbert F. 

Johnson, Howard A. 
Johnstone, Joseph Clark. 
Job, James Edward. 

Jordan’, Augustus Fred. 
Keel, Claude Hamilton 
Kemna, Karl Hugo 
Kemna, Rod H. 

Kermode, Matthew II. 
Kermode, William S. 

Kerr, Byron Charles 
Kidd, David. 

Kitt, Harry Irvin 
Klassen, Eskil Sheador 
Kroffganz, John 
Klatt, William Frederick. 
Kula, John Stephen. 

Koch, Bruno Fritz. 

Fvle, Lind C. 

Kitto, Thomas James. 
Lamb, Robert William 
Lambert, Robert 
LaMont, Louis C. 

Lawrence, Samuel L. 


Lecke, Anton George 
Lee, Al bin George 
Leipman, Harry 
Lingenfelter, Benjamin H. 
Linscott, Merritt William 
Lorimer, James Lee 
Leverton, John Charles. 
L->-ford, Roy Edison. 
LeSage, Frank Herbert. 
LeRow, Dana Backus. 
Leuck, G. P. 

Lightfoot, James Emerson. 
Looby, Frank Fay. 

Lester, Francis Thomas. 
McAboy, Charles D. 
McCarthy, Richard 
McDowell, Charles F. 
McFarlin, Charles E. 
McHeffey, George 
McIntosh, William John 
McIntyre, Donald J. R. 
McKenzie, John Murdock 
McLaughlin Lewis 
McLellan, William G. 
McMullen, John 
M-cQuarrie, William James 
McLellan, William. 
MacArthur, Murdo. 
McIntyre, Howard A. 
McNeill, Kingsley Miner. 
MacDonald, Royal Viol. 
Makinson, Henry Harrison 
Manuel], Fred 
Marx. T,e<> 

Meisel, Harry Joseph 
Meredith Charles A. 

Miller, August 
Miller, Guv M. 

Miller, Phillip H. 

Mitchell, Edwin John 
Mitchell. William P. 

Moore, William John 
Moran, Albert T. 

Morse, Ashley W. 

Mosher, Henry Frank 
Moyle, Edward J. 
Mulvanev. Charles Hilary 
Martin, Claude Augustus. 
Mathmson. James L. 
Morrill, Frank Phoebus. 
Mann, Sidney. 

Martin, Samuel Frederick. 
Miller, Mahlon. 

Morehead, Walter G. 

Miller, Horace L. L. 

Miller, James Earl. 

Munce, Warfield Estill. 
Nance, William John 
Nanlcervis, Chester A. 
Nelson, Charles William 
Neym an. .T oseph 
Norem, Albert Fred. 
Newland, Roy Tilston. 
Noel, Don O. 

O’Brian, Wm. F. S.—P. M. 
O'Brien, W. F. 

O’JTcrn, Patrick Joseph 
Ostberg, W. R. 

Opie. Ross. 

Orrell, James A. 
Palfreyman. Daniel 
Pankey. Charles A. 

Parker, James L. 

Parks, Hcn-y Franeis* 
Patterson. James-Bowie 
Pattison, Roland Tindall 
Paulson. George W. 
Peterson. John August 
Pennington, John James 
Perry, John Leander 
Peterson, John Oscar 
Phillips, John Arthur. 
Powell, James H.—P. M. 


Powrie, George W. * 
Pohlman, Percy Harold. 
Parker, Samuel Robert. 
Piatt, Guy Denton. 

Park, Andrew H. 

Pickette, Paul Frank. 
Raymon 1, William Y. 
Redmond, John Wm. F. 
Reeves, Abram R. 

Reynolds, W. E. 

Rice, Joseph Lee 
Richards, Frank L. 

Richards, Joseph P. 

Root, Fred Irving 
Rosenberg, Louis H. 

Ross, George A. 

Rowe, Frederick Harold 
Rowett, John Amstin 
Rupert, Ellis H. 

Rhoades, Talmage 
Rodda, Edward Penn. 
Rodman. Clarence E. 

Rooth, Wm. Lawrence. 
Ruckwardt, Kurt Karl. 
Rule, Edward James. 

Reed, Clyde Franklin. 

Reed, William Bullard. 
Rosenstein, Arthur. 

Ryno. Darrell R. 

Roach, Edward. 

Roberts, Murel Leonard. 
Roberts, William S. 
Rosenstein, Jacob. 

Samuel. Byron Jonas 
Schenck, C. P. 

Schroeder, Chrissie E. G. 
Schwefel, Ernest J.—P. M. 
Scott. John Winfield 
Scovil, John 
Sewell, John • , , 

Schroer, Edward 
Shelton, George F. 
Shoemaker. George A. 

Shook, Rollan Adrian 
Shriner, Eddie 
Shumaker, S. F. 

Smith, Fred G. 

Smith, Ma'or W. 

Smith, William 0.—P. M. 
Smith, W. Wellington 
Snell, James Melville 
Soar, E. W. 

Spencer. James Roam 
Steinberg, Herbert 
Stewart, Arthur Dayton 
Stewart. Thomas 
Strasburger, Herman 
Stroud. Thomas Alvin 
Sullivan. W. V. 

Schimm-1, Paul Fred. 
Sloate, Berlin Clemens. 
Storbeck. Wm. Henry. 
Sunda. Fred McClung. 
Stephenson. A. H. 

Sampson. Fred. 

Simon, Abe. 

Stephenson, Andrew P. 
Stetson, Harold F. 

Suiter Edwin P.. Jr. 
Schmidt, Herman. 

Schroeder, Reno R. J. 
Schwefel, Ernest Jefferson. 
Short, George N. 

Stewart, Thomas Henry. 
Temby, Harry Leroy 
Thomas, Rescue L. 

Thomas, William John 
Thurman. Robert McLean 
Turner, Charles 
Tacoma, Garrett Rommert. 
Thatcher, Jack H. C. 
Thomas, Ernest. 

Thomas, Roy E. 


112 


RETURNS year ending 


JUNE 30, 


Thompson, Albert B. 

Tout, Charles Arthur. 
Tracy William D. 

Tanner, Harry L. 

Taylor, Daniel Halsey 
Thomas, Clarence Lee. 
Thomas, David S. 

Thomas, Garr. 

Toy, Richard James. 
Temby, Ernest Alfred. 
Thorpe, Schuyler C. 
Tippett, James Preston, 
Van House, Max Allen 
Vaughn, Louis S. 

Vicary, George 
Vickers, Richard B.—P. M 
Vicary, George Arthur. 
Walker, John P. 

Wallace, Jaquelin D. 
Warner, Carl Edward 


Warren, George Hopkins 
Wertheimer, A. K. 

Wheil, Edward Emil 
Whetstone, Wm. G.—P. M. 
Whitelaw, Henry 
Wilcox, Frank O. 
Williamson, Andrew S. 
Willis, Herbert L. 
Winecoff, Thomas E. 

Winn, Charles Russell 
Winwood, Abe 
Wise, George Victor 
Woodland, E. S. 

Wordal, Arthur Clifford 
Wright, John Gault 
Wright, W'illiam Edgar 
Wright, William Isom 
Weinstein, Herman. 
Weston, Orville Westbrook. 
Wheeler, John. 


Wheil, Merritt Edw. 
Williams, Walter F., Jr. 
Willoughby, Edw. Henry. 
Wisner, Willard Winfield. 
Worley, William Thomas. 
Waterman, George. 

Weaver, Ben Shaw. 
Westerlund, William. 
Williams, Glen P. 
Willoughby Oswald F. 
Whitney, Ernest L. 
Wilhelm, Albert Charles. 
Will cocks, Russell A. 
Williams, John T. W. 
Williams, Milton Samuel. 
Williamson, Richard. 
Yeoman, John George. 
Young, Henry Albert 
Young, Chester H. 


ENTERED APPRENTICE—Kelly Emmett Cofer. 

FELLOW CRAFT—Willis E. Fezzey, Isaac Meager. 

RAISED—Richard Anderson, William E. Barrough, Harry Bennetts, Wilford F. 
Boulware, Richard Diez, Raymond W. Engstrom, Charles Leslie Holton, Thomas 
James Kitto, Francis Thomas Lester, Royal Viol MacDonald, Horace L. L. Miller, 
James Earl Miller, Carl S. Morash, Roy Tilston Newland, Andrew H. Park, Paul 
Frank Pickette, Edward Roach, Murel Leonard Roberts, William S. Roberts, Jacob 
Rosenstein, Herman Schmidt, Reno R. J. Schroeder, Ernest Jefferson Schwefel, 
Ernest Alfred Temby, James Preston Tippett, Ernest L. Whitney, Albert Charles 
Wilhelm, Russell A. Willcocks, John T. W. Williams,