to act as he may deem best, 421.
Nineteenth report, by Bro. Bear â On Supplementary Report of Grand
Master (p. 346), recommend that a charter be granted to G. Car-
ducci Lodge, No. 948, Chicago, to work and keep their records in
the Italian language. Presented, 392; adopted, 421.
Twentieth report, by Bro. Douglas â Recommending concurrence in
the fourth statement of the Grand Master under the heading
"Old Folks' Home" (p. 66) that the capacity of the Home may
be increased, and recommending that the capacity of the Home
be increased so as to eliminate a "waiting list." Presented, 392;
considered, amended by adding "And we further recommend the
appropriation of $25,000 for that purpose," and adopted as
amended, 421. [See, also, Document 114, p. 423.]
Twenty-first report, by Bro. Latimer â On Document No. 9, p. 345,
recommending that the resolution be not adopted. Presented, 393;
Twenty-second report, by Bro. Douglas â On petition of Pellonia Lodge,
No. 621, for change of name (Document 35, p. 367), recommending
that the same be referred to the incoming Grand Master. Pre-
sented, 395; adopted, 423.
Twenty-third report, by Bro. Henry Clarke â On resolution relating to
appointment of Deputies (Document 46, p. 372), recommending
that it be not adopted. Presented, 395; adopted, 423.
Twenty-fourth report, by Bro. W. J. Furlong â Recommending that Doc
ument No. 24, p. 358, pertaining to the Odd Fellows' Board of
Relief of Chicago, be laid on the table. Presented, 395; adopted,
Twenty-fifth report, by Bro. Allen â The committee have considered the
subject-matter of Documents Nos. 34 and 69 (pp. 367 and 384),
asking the continuance of the Committee on Libraries as a perman-
ent committee of this Grand Lodge, and recommend that the
committee be continued as a special committee for one year, but
oppose the idea of making it a permanent committee. Presented
and adopted, 411.
Twenty-sixth report, by Bro. Harris, P.G.M. â On the subject of a cen-
tral heating plant at the Orphans' Home, as presented in the
Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Home on page 79,
and in the resolution lying over from the last session, on page 240,
recommending an appropriation net exceeding $12,000, or such
part thereof as may be necessary, to erect and install at the Home
such machinery as may be necessary for heating, and for furnish-
ing hot water. Presented, amended by substituting $15,000 for
$12,000, and adopted as amended, 422.
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Twentj -seventh report â A testimonial to Grand Master Merrills, con-
cluding with a tender of thanks, and assuring him that his work
and his moral courage, his devotion to duty and his self-sacrifice,
have won for him the lasting love and gratitude of our members.
Presented, and adopted unanimously by a rising vote, 432,
First report, by Bro. W. H. Dellenback â On that part of the Grand
Master's Report (p. 38) entitled "Change of Name." The commit-
tee formulates a resolution and recommends its adoption, pre-
scribing in detail the mode of procedure to be followed by a
Lodge desiring to adopt a name differing from that appearing on
its charter. Presented, 351; amended by adding that the seal
of the Lodge be changed to correspond with the new name, and
so amended adopted, 363.
Second report, by Bro. George W. Young â Reporting an amended rule
to take the place of the fourth rule, adopted at the session of 1906
(p. 357 of the Journal of that session) for the government of the
Trustees of the Endov/ment Funds of the Orphans' Home and
the Old Folks' Home. Presented, 352; adopted, 366.
Third report, by Bro. J. J. Crowder â Reporting and recommending
the adoption of a new section to take the place of present Section
19 of Article VH, Constitution for Subordinate Lodges, relating
to Change of Venue. Presented, 353; adopted, 366.
Fourth report, by Bro. W. A. Hubbard â Reporting and recommending
the adoption of an amendment in the form of a proviso to be added
to Section 8 of Article VI of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge,
as follows: "Provided, all stationery and blanks for the Old Folks'
Home and the Orphans' Home may be printed under the direction
of the Boards of the respective Homes." Presented, and entered
on the Journal for consideration at the next annual session, 353-4.
Fifth report, by Bro. John E. Jennings â On two proposed amendments
to Section 10 of Article VI of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge
submitted at the annual session of 1906, and appearing on page
239 of this Journal, recommending that neither of said amend-
ments be adopted. Presented, 369; considered, and the proposed
amendments laid on the table, 419.
Sixth report, by Bro. Wm. M. Schuwerk â On proposed amendment to
Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge,
submitted at the annual session of 1906, and appearing on page
239 of this Journal. The committee find the same not in proper
form, and recommend that it be not adopted. Presented, 370;
Seventh report, by Bro. Isaac B. Smith â On resolution, page 316, Jour-
nal of 1906, and appearing on page 240 of this Journal, proposing
to debar from voting in Grand Lodge all Past Grands except
Officers and Representatives. The committee recommends that the
resolution bo not adopted, as the Grand Lodge has not the power
so to legislate. Presented, 370; adopted, 419.
Eighth report, by Bro. R. B. Thompson â Asking to be relieved from
further consideration of Document 51, page 354, Journal of 1906
(p. 240 of this Journal), as it is a resolution that regularly comes
before the Grand Lodge for direct action, under the head of Unfin-
ished Business. Presented, 370; adopted, 419.
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Ninth report, by Bro. H. C. Radebaugh â On Document 4, page 342,
proposing an additional section to Article IV of the Constitution
for Subordinate Lodges, recommending that the proposed section
be not adopted. Presented, 371; adopted, 419.
Tenth report, by Bro. Schuwerk â On Document 5, page 343, relating to
the two relief organizations in Chicago. The committee recom-
mends that the resolution be amended by inserting the word
"incoming" before the words "Grand Master", and that, so
amended, it be adopted. Presented, 371; adopted, 419.
Eleventh report, by Bro. F. B. Fellows â On Document 7, page 344,
being a proposed amended Section 10 of Article X of the Consti-
tution for Subordinate Lodges. The committee report that they
have carefully considered the subject, and regard the present law
as just and sufficient, and therefore recommend that the resolution
be not adopted. Presented, 371; adopted, 420.
Twelfth report, by Bro. George W. Lackyâ On Document 13, page 347,
instructing the Representatives of this Grand Lodge in the Sover-
ign Grand Lodge in the matter of numbering Official Certificates.
The committee recommend adoption of the resolution. Presented,
371; adopted, 420.
Thirteenth i-eport, by Bro. John B. Jennings â On Document 34, page
367, being a resolution proposing that the special committee on
Home Libraries be made a permanent committee. The commit-
tee recommend that the resolution be referred to the Committee
on the State of the Order, and ask to be relieved from further
consideration of the same. Presented, 384; adopted, 421.
[See 2.5th report of the Committee on the State of the Order, page
Fourteenth report, by Bro. Schuwerk â On Document 37, page 368,
being a proposed amendment to Section 5 of Article II of the
Constitution for Subordinate Lodges, consisting of various inter-
rogatories to be propounded to applicants for membership. The
committee deem the law as it now stands sufficient, and recommend
that the proposed amendment be not adopted. Presented, 384;
Fifteenth report, by Bro. Lacky â On proposed amendment to Consti-
tution for Subordinate Lodges found in Document 63, pages 379-
380. The committee find that they have acted on the subject-
matter of the resolution in a former report [their eleventh], and
ask to be relieved from further consideration thereof. Presented,
384; adopted, 421.
Sixteenth report, by Bro. J. R. Kewley, P.G.M. â On the new^ Transfer
Certificate law, given in the Report of the Grand Representatives,
page 335. The committee formulate amendments to the Constitu-
tion for Subordinate Lodges designed to carry into effect the
provisions of the new law, and recommend their adoption. Pre-
sented, 393; adopted, 422.
Seventeenth report, by Bro. J. E. Taylor â On Document 11, page 346.
relating to approval of By-Laws of Rebekah Lodges. The commit-
tee deem existing legislation on the subject sufficient, and recom-
mend that the resolution be not adopted. Presented and adopted,
Eighteenth report, by Bro. Lacky â Recommending that Document 92.
page 406, being a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the
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Grand Lodge, lie on the table until the annual session of 1908.
Presented and adopted, 415.
Nineteenth report, by Bro. Dellenback â On Document 89, page 404.
The committee recommend that, inasmuch as the mileage and per
diem are governed by the Constitution, the resolution be not
adopted. Presented and adopted, 416.
Twentieth report, by Bro. A. O. K. Young â On Document 64, page 380,
relating to rules for the government of the Board of Trustees of
the Old Folks' Home. The committee recommend the adoption of
the proposed rules, inserting in the first rule, after the word
"property" in the fifth line, the words "in excess of one hundred
dollars", and adding a fourth rule. The rules as they will read
when so amended and added to are given at length in the report.
Presented and adopted, 416.
First report, by Bro. James Ewing Davis â On business of the Grand
Secretary's office for the six months from November 1, 1906, to May
1, 1907. The committee made an inventory of the stock and fix-
tures on hand; checked up the office and found the business con-
ducted in a very satisfactory manner, and the funds and property
duly and properly accounted for; audited the bills for expenses
finding proper vouchers on file. A list of Lodges delinquent in
reports or capitation tax, or both, is given. The report closes
thus: "We are very much gratified to report that the receipts for
the six months ending April 30, 1907, amounting to the sum of
$58,882.33 were the largest in the history of the Order." Pre-
sented in the Grand Master's Report, 73; adopted, 363.
Second report, by Bro. George F. Koester â Giving the result of the in-
vestigations of the committee as to the condition of the Old Folks'
Home on the occasion of their visit to that institution on the 10th
of October. The committee commends the business-like manner
in v^'hich the Board of Trustees have conducted the affairs of the
Home, and the satisfactory and creditable manner in which the
books are kept. The building improvements of the year are noted,
and further needs in this line are suggested. In accordance with
the request of the committee, the Superintendent now has on file
a full and complete inventory of the personal property of the
Home. Presented in the Grand Master's Report, 75; adopted, 363.
Third report, by Bro. Cicero J. Lindly, P.G.M. â On business of the
Grand Secretary's office for six months ending October 31, 1907.
The committee made their customary semiannual visit on the 5th
of November, and thoroughly investigated all departments of the
office. The result of the investigation is given in detail. Presented
in Grand Master's Report, 76; adopted, 363.
Fourth report, by Bro. Davis â The committee visited the Orphans'
Home on the 6th of November. The general condition of the
Home was found to be good, and -its business transacted In a very
satisfactory manner. The Secretary, the Board of Directors and
the Superintendent are commended for the manner in which they
have conducted the affairs intrusted to them. The Rebekahs have
started the foundation for a domestic science school. An appropri-
ation for that purpose is recommended. At present there are 126
children at the Homeâ 75 boys and 51 girls, with 14 additional
applications approved, which will increase the number to 140â78
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boys and 62 girls. Receipts of the year foot up $28,421.83; dis-
bursements, $23,335.44, leaving an unexpended balance of $5,086.39.
Presented in the Grand Master's Report, 78; adopted, 363.
Fifth report, by Bro. Davis â Recommending appropriations for the
Orphans' Home â for maintenance, $20,000, to which are to be added
all donations and cash sales; for heating plant, such amount as
may be decided on by the Grand Lodge. Presented, 349; adopted,
Sixth report, by Bro. Davis â Recommending itemized appropriations
for the Old Folks' Home amounting to $16,850, and such further
sum as may be required for new building if the Grand Lodge vote
same. Presented, 349; adopted, 363.
Seventh report, by Bro. Koester â A review of the financial affairs for
the year of the Orphans' Home and the Old Folks' Home, pointing
out to the searcher for details the sources from which the desired
information may be obtained. Presented, 396; adopted, 423.
Eighth report, by Bro. Lindly, P.G.M. â On Document 14, page 348, pro-
posing to levy a special assessment on Subordinate Lodges of one
dollar per member, payable in four semiannual installments, for
the purpose of constructing additional buildings at the Old Folks'
Home. The committee are of the opinion that there is no immediate
necessity of raising the fund contemplated, and that the Grand
Lodge will make all needed appropriations as the occasion may
arise. Presented, 396; adopted, 423.
Ninth report, by Bro. Davis â On "Appeal for Aid and Special Relief",
in Grand Master's Report, pages 40 and 41. The committee approve
the Grand Master's action in the several cases mentioned, and
agree v>'ith the Grand Master in discouraging the various appeals
from one Lodge to another and from outside jurisdictions. Pre-
sented, 396; adopted, 423.
Tenth report, by Bro. Koester â On "Endowment Funds" in Grand Mas-
ter's Report, page 61. The committee fail to see any necessity for
action on this letter of the Grand Master, as the next Grand Master
may be of the same or a different opinion, and will probably, in due
time, commmunicate his idea on this subject to the various Lodges.
Presented, 397; adopted, 423.
Eleventh report, by Bro. Lindly, P.G.M. â On Document 15, page 34S.
The committee set forth in detail the purposes for which the sev-
eral items of expense were incurred, and conclude with the state-
ment that "For the information of members, it might be well in the
future for the Secretary to specify in his report what such ex-
penses are for." Presented and adopted, 411.
Twelfth report, by Bro. Davis â On Bond presented by Grand Secretary-
elect, approving and recommending acceptance of same. Presented
and adopted, 412.
Thirteenth report, by Bro. Lindly, F.G.M.â On Bond presented by the
Grand Treasurer-elect, approving and recommending acceptance
of same. Presented and adopted, 412.
Fourteenth report, by Bro. Koester â On Report and Accounts of the
Grand Treasurer. The committee say they have examined the
Grand Treasurer's Report (pp. 243-250), checked the same up,
item by item, and performed all the additions, and find the same
correct in all respects. The Grand Treasurer has exhibited to
them securities, cash, certified checks and deposit-slips, of which
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they give a detailed list, aggregating $104,796.36. We now have
in the hands of the Grand Treasurer $14,356.20 more cash and
$14,600.00 more securities than we had at the last session of the
Grand Lodge. The committee recommend that the cancelled vouch-
ers be filed with the Grand Secretary for future reference. Pre-
sented and adopted, 413.
Fifteenth report, by Bro. Davis â On resolution (Document 91, page
405) proposing that the Grand Secretary attend the sessions of the
Sovereign Grand Lodge, and that $100, or so much thereof as may
be necessary to cover actual expense, be appropriated for the pur-
pose of securing his attendance at the next session of that body.
The committee is of the opinion that the Grand Lodge should
first determine vÂ»'hether or not it desires to have the Grand Secre-
tary attend the sessions of the Soverign Grand Lodge, and recom-
mends that said resolution be acted upon by the Grand Lodge.
Presented, 414; the resolution under consideration adopted, 415.
Sixteenth report, by Bro. Koester â On investment of Endowment Funds
(pp. 56-61). The committee recommend approval of the action
of the Trustees in investing $18,100 in first mortgage farm loans,
but suggest that in future each loan be made from one fund, and
not divided between the two funds. Presented and adopted, 418.
Seventeenth report, by Bro. Davis â Estimates of Receipts and Disburse-
ments for the next fiscal year, appropriating $104,955.00 to meet
estimated expenses, and fixing the Capitation Tax at 90 cents per
member. Presented and adopted, 430.
Eighteenth report, by Bro. Lindly, P.G.M. â On resolution (Document
25, page 361) asking that an Honorable Veteran Jewel be granted
to Bro. John Latas, a member of Monticello Lodge, No. 847. The
committee recommend that the request be granted; and they recom-
mend further that similar jewels be granted to all brothers now
members in this State who have been for fifty years in continuous
good standing, upon presenting to the Grand Lodge, at its annual
sessions, certificates showing such to be the fact. Presented and
Nineteenth report, by Bro. Davis â Recommending appropriations for
services of Assistant Secretary, Janitors and others for this session
of the Grand Lodge. Presented and adopted, 431.
Informal report, by Bro. Davis â On Document 33, page 366, that the
Grand Lodge appropriate a sum not exceeding $5,000 for the erec-
tion at the Orphans' Home of a Manual Training and Domestic
Science Department. The committee reported orally, recommending
adoption of the resolution. A motion to adopt the resolution was
then put to vote and was declared carried. See page 423.
On Rebekah Degree.
First report, by Bro. T. N. Cofer â Recommending adoption of the Form
for Closing defunct Rebekah Lodges prepared by a committee
of the Rebekah Assemblyâ Document 73, page 390. Presented and
Second report, by Bro. Geo. F. Howard. P.G.M. â Recommending adop-
tion of the amendments to the Constitution for the Rebekah Assem-
bly and the Constitution for Rebekah Lodges contained in Docu-
ment 72, pages 385 to 390; also, amended and additional sections
to the Constitution for Rebekah Lodges prepared by the com-
mittee. Presented and adopted, 424.
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On Mileage and Per Diem,
One report, by Bro. E. R. Sayler. Chairman â With tabulated state-
ment of mileage and per-diem for the session as computed by the
committee. Presented, 378; adopted, 420; tabulated statement,
One report, made to the Grand Master, October 29th. The committee
report that they have been unable to secure a reduction of rates,
owing to the new rate of tvx'o cents a mile, which went into effect
on all railroads in Illinois on July 1st, 1907. A letter in reply
to the application of the committee, from the Central Passenger
Association, is appended to the report. Presented, 69. No action
on the report.
First report, by Bro. John R. Camp, Chairman â Giving bids and their ac-
tion on same for printing the Grand Lodge Journal of Proceedings,
the Daily Journal, the Officers' Reports, the Proceedings of the Com-
mittee on Judiciary and Appeals, and Stationery and Supplies, for
all of which contracts were awarded to the Illinois State Journal
Company, their bids being the lowest. The committee report
further that the contract for the Grand Lodge Journal provides
for paper covers, similar to those of the Journal of the last few
years. The contractors have agreed, if so authorized by the Grand
Lodge, to bind the books in heavy beveled boards, cloth covered,
with gold stamp on back and side, at an additional cost of 12 cents
per copy. They recommend the cloth binding, as it makes a much
more substantial book. Presented, 350; adopted, 363.
Second report, by Bro. Charles W. Keiser â Being Bill of Expenses
incurred, which the committee ask be allowed. Presented, 351;
On Judiciary and Appeals.
Proceedings of the Committee at the four regular sessions held during
the year, as follows:
Session of February, 1907, pages 216-221.
Session of May, 1907, pages 222-224.
Session of August. 1907. pages 225-227.
Session of November, 1907, pages 228-231.
First report, by Bro. W. E. P. Anderson â On the subject ":Maintenance
Fees" as presented in the Grand Master's Report, on pages 44 to
47 inclusive. The committee give a concise statement of facts in
the Phillipson case, and conclude with a recommendation that
Shelby Lodge, No. 274, be directed to pay to Brother Phillipson,
or to the Trustees of the Old Folks' Home upon his written order,
the sum of $227.27. Presented, 382; adopted, 421.
Second report, by Bro. Anderson â On that part of the Grand Master's
Report entitled "Committee on Analysis and Distribution", on page
92. The committee recommend that no change be now made in
the manner of making up said committee, and express the opinion
that there is no authority under our laws for the appointment of
sisters of the Rebekah Degree on any committee of the Grand
Lodge. Presented, 382; adopted, 421.
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Third report, by Bro. H. A. Stone, P.G.M.â On that part of the Grand
Master's Report on page 68 entitled "Advisory Boards", indorsing
all the good things said about the sisters of these boards, but not
concurring in the recommendation that the Advisory Boards be
abolished and that the sisters be given equal representation and"^
equal authority with the brothers on the boards of both institu-
tions â holding that this would be illegal and impracticable. They
therefore recommend that the present laws relating to these Ad-
visory Boards be not disturbed. Presented, 383; adopted, 421.
Fourth report, by Bro. Stone, P.G.M.^On that part of the Grand Mas-
ter's Report (pp. 53-4) entitled "Egyptian Lodge Case", recommend-
ing that the action of the Grand Master be approved. Presented,
383; adopted, 421.
Fifth report, by Bro. Henry Phillips, P.G.M. â On Document 36. page
367, inquiries relating to the election of Trustees for the Rebekah
Assembly. The committee report that it is necessary for the As-
sembly to elect five Trustees, and that the Assembly should provide
for such election by proper constitutional amendment and by-law.
Presented, 391; adopted, 421.
Sixth report, by Bro. M. P. Berry, P.G.M.â On that part of the Grand
Master's Report (p. 59) pertaining to the appointment of Trustees
of the Endowment Funds. The committee say "The Grand Lodge,
in our judgment, has full power to designate the way in which
its committees shall be named. We can not, therefore, concur with
the Grand Master in his views therein expressed, and recommend
that the same be not adopted." Presented, considered, and failed
of adoption, 406.
Seventh report, by Bro. Duncan McDougall â On Document 8, pages
344-345, relating to the Washington Lodge case. The committee
recommend â (1) That the resolution be not adopted; (2) That
the entire subject-matter of the resolution be regarded as referred
to the incoming Grand Master, to be considered and reported upon,
together with the appeal of Washington Lodge, No. 6G5. Presented
and adopted, 406.
Eighth report, by Bro. McDougall â On so much of the Grand Master's
Report, pages 28-29, as deals with the appeal of Washington Lodge,
No. 665. The report concludes Vv'ith the recommendation that
the entire subject-matter of the controversy and the appeal be
referred to the incoming Grand Master, with authority to investi-
gate the entire matter and report his recommendations with refer-
ence thereto to the Grand Lodge at its next session. Presented,
considered, and recommitted, 407; reported back, without change,
and adopted, 419.
Ninth report, by Bro. McDougall â On Decisions of the Grand Master,
appearing on pages 24-28, twenty-four in number. The committee
recommend concurrence in all the decisions except as follows:
That Decision numbered 3 be modified by omitting therefrom the
last sentence- â "It is not within the province of the Grand Master