Delaware. This, however, is denied by Judge George
W. Lindsay, of Baltimore, who claims that lodges of
the society of Red Men existed in Annapolis, Md., as
early as 1771. However this may be, the order ranks
among the oldest protective and benevolent societies
of the country. The Tammany Society, of Annapolis,
Md., which is supposed to be the first society of Red
Men, celebrates May 1st as the anniversary of the
order. This society had its origin, or was an offshoot
of a society known as the " Sons of Liberty," which
took active part against the Stamp Act. May 1st was
celebrated for many years by the Annapolis Red Men,
and on these occasions it was the custom of the mem-
bers to clothe themselves as children of the forest and
perform the " war-dance" and imitate many other In-
dian customs. On the 20th of May, 1835, the Great
Council of the Improved Order of Red Men of Mary-
land was organized, and in 1847 the Great Council of
the United States first met.
The first tribe in Missouri (Minnehaha Tribe) was
established in St. Louis about 1858, and Mohawk and
Cherokee Tribes were soon after instituted. These
seem to have been the only tribes until after the war.
Two of them worked in the English tongue and the
other in German. There is no record of any new
tribes in the city until about 1870, when the existing
lodges began to be instituted.
The present offiSers of the Great Tribe are
Sachein, Eugene Hirsch, St. Louis; Senior Sagamore, Henry
Strattman, St. Louis : Junior Sagamore, Jacob Frank, St. Louis ;
Prophet, C. A. Brennmehl, St. Louis; Record-Keeper, Joseph
Witzel, St. Louis; Wampum-Keeper, Philip Neu, St. Louis.
There are nine tribes of this order in St. Louis, all
working in German, and having about four hundred
and fifty members. The society is beneficiary, with
death and sick benefits.
Independent Order of Eed Men. This society
was started by the withdrawal of certain members in
Baltimore from the Improved Order of Red Men in
1850. The Grand Tribe of the Independent Order
of Red Men was chartered June llth of that year.
At one period the order flourished in St. Louis, and
within but a year or two there were perhaps a dozen
lodges, but all traces have been lost.
American Legion of Honor. This is a secret
benevolent order, established at Boston, Mass., in
1878, and incorporated in 1879. It embraces a
membership ranging from eighteen to sixty-five years,
and pays death benefits of five hundred, one thousand,
two thousand, three thousand, four thousand, and five
thousand dollars. Assessments are graded according
to age of candidate upon becoming a member. The
order was introduced into St. Louis June 16, 1880,
when the first council was instituted by Michael
Brooks, of St. Louis, representative of the Supreme
Council. On Sept. 19, 1881, the Grand Council of
Missouri was instituted with the following charter
members: Michael Brooks, Andrew B. Barbee, M.D.,
Wilber B. Cook, Thomas S. Hogan, James S. Han-
nan, Asa B. Ecoff, James J. Dockery, Edward F.
Schulz, W. Mardorf, M. Tuhbesing, Charles J. Wend-
ling, John C. Rivers, John M. Collins, and Dr. Ed-
ward W. Dewees. The first and present officers of
the Grand Council are
G. C., Michael Brooks, St. Louis ; G. V. C., A. B. Barbee, M.D.,
Tower Grove ; G. 0., Wilbur B. Cook, St. Louis : G. Sec., Thomas
S. Hogan, St. Louis; G. Treas., W. Mardorf, St. Louis; P. G. C.,
James S. Hannan, St. Louis ; Trustees, John M. Collins, St.
Louis; J. Walter Bayse, Bowling Green; Charles J. Wendling,
St. Louis; Supreme Representative, Michael Brooks, St. Louis:
Alternate, J. C. Rivers, St. Louis.
There are fourteen councils in St. Louis, all insti-
tuted by Michael Brooks :
HISTORY OF SAINT LOUIS.
Name and Number.
George Washington, No. 214.. ..June 16, 1880 33
George Peabody, No. 269 ..Aug. 21, 1880 28
Tower Grove, No. 279 Sept. 4, 1880 29
Franklin, No. 295 Sept. 25, 1880 25
Stephen Girard, No. 340 Nov. 16, 1880 24
Lafayette, No. 392 Jan. 21, 1881 25
Huuiboldt, No. 495 April 4, 1881 32
Jefferson, No. 527 April 19, 1881 18
Marquette, No. 590 May 27, 1881 30
Columbia, No. 632 June 25, 1881 24
Daniel Webster, No. 678 Aug. 4, 1881 22
Exchange, No. 291 Jan. 26, 1882 56
Vidette, No. 853 Feb. 22, 1882 36
De Soto, No. 896 March 29, 1882 70
Legion of Honor. This is a society originating
in St. Louis, and, considering its age, one of the most
successful on record. It was organized in May, 1879,
by John H. Terry, Henry Feuerbach, John W. Barnes,
W. A. Edmonds, I. R. Trask, C. M. Whitney, George
W. Simpkins, N. G. Pierce, James L. Carlisle, P. H.
Cronin, A. S. Barnes, M. N. Burchard, and S. S.
Scott, thirteen gentlemen who had been members of
an order which had succumbed to bad management
and the yellow fever losses of the preceding year. In
July, 1879, these gentlemen obtained a charter and
organized a Supreme Council, with the following
S. C., John H. Terry; V. C., M. M. Burchard ; S. R., James
L. Carlisle ; S. Treas., N. G. Pierce ; S. Chap., P. H. Cronin ;
S. M. D., Dr. A. S. Barnes; S. 0., J. W. Barnes; S. S., H. Feu-
The order was established to provide a death ben-
efit of two thousand dollars, and it was determined,
by rigid examinations and closely guarding the ad-
mission to membership, to build up an order of high
social character. In both respects its success has
been beyond all precedent in the history of secret so-
cieties. In three years a membership of nearly three
thousand has been obtained, embracing the foremost
men of the city in every department of trade and every
profession. Its roster contains the names of the mayor
and most of the leading city officials, the most prom-
inent members of the Merchants' Exchange, leading
bankers, judges, lawyers, and clergymen, etc., and the
society is composed substantially of all those elements
that have made St. Louis what it is, and have given
it prominence abroad. It is one of the city's repre-
sentative institutions, and its reunions and other pub-
lic entertainments prove that it is popularly so re-
garded. Its membership and operations are, and prob-
ably will be, confined to the city of St. Louis. It is
now engaged in raising money for a new hall and
Academy of Music, for council rooms and a general
headquarters. This building will be situated at the
corner of Olive Street and Garrison Avenue, will be
sixty by one hundred and thirty-four feet, four stories
high, and rising to an altitude of eighty-five feet.
It will cost sixty-five thousand dollars.
The officers of the Supreme Council are
S. C., C. M. Whitney ; S. V. C., Charles E. Slayback ; S. R.,
L. C. Haynes; S. Treas., I. R. Trask; S. M. Ex., R. J. Hill,
M.D. ; S. Chap., A. F. Harvey ; S. G., F. A. Johann ; S. 0., A. G.
Peterson ; S. S., John E. Jones.
The following is a list of the Councils, with mem-
bership, etc. :
Name and Number.
Alpha, No. 1 May 19, 1879 299
Irving, No. 2 July 12, 1879 335
Carondelet, No. 3 Aug. 16, 1879 49
Hyde Park, No. 4 April 3, 1880 123
Franklin, No. 5 Sept. 17, 1879 97
St. Louis, No. 6 Sept. 23, 1879 481
West End, No. 7 Nov. 26, 1880 169
Kirkwood, No. 8 Oct. 6, 1879 89
Compton Hill, No. 9 Oct. 22, 1879 235
Victoria, No. 10 , April 6, 1881 156
Empire, No. 11 Dec. 11, 1879 194
Grove, No. 12 Dec. 15, 1879 33
Commercial, No. 13 Jan. 7, 1880 136
Stella, No. 14 Jan. 17, 1880 103
Bonaparte, No. 15 Feb. 27, 1880 212
Shakespeare, No. 16 Feb. 28, 18.10 102
Excelsior, No. 17 Jan. 3, 1882 42
Ivanhoe, No. 18 Jan. 16, 1882 24
Deutsch Orden Harug-ari. The German order
Harugari originated in the East about 1846 with
some German-Americans, and its object is officially
declared to be " to preserve and diffuse the German
tongue in the United States, and wherever the order
directs, and to afford the German-speaking citizens of
the country opportunity to advance their mental and
material interests, and to elevate and ennoble their
social conditions." This is sought to be accomplished
by the fraternity of the lodges. There is a benefi-
ciary department, offering death benefits of $500,
$1000, and $2000, also $200 upon death of the wife
of a member, and five dollars per week in case of
The Grand Lodge of the United States was organ-
ized in 1847, but the first lodge in Missouri does not
seem to have been organized until some ten years later.
There are now thirty-three subordinate lodges in
this jurisdiction, two degree lodges, and one Grand
Lodge. The total membership is 2176. In 1881-82
death benefits amounting to $28,800 were paid, and
86745.80 in sick benefits. The revenues of the
lodges were $32,428.15, and they had a reserve fund
of $16,020.57. The officers of the Grand Lodge are
G. B., Wilhelm Weiler, St. Louis; D. G. B., Charles Thomas,
Kansas City ; G. Auf., Paul Yosehen, St. Louis ; G. Sec., Ernst
Knickmeyer, St. Louis; G. Treas., Gottfried Guckes, St. Louis;
G. Chap., C. Seibert, St. Louis ; G. Marshal, P. Gundlack, Jr.,
St. Louis; G. Rep., Henry Hienmnz, Ernest Knickmeyer; Trus-
tees, Henry Hiemenz, Wilhelm Knickmeyer, Jacob Gruen.
RELIGIOUS, BENEVOLENT, SOCIAL, SECRET, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. 1805
In St. Louis there are twenty-nine lodges, as fol-
lows; Germania, No. 70; Hermann, No. 73; Colum-
bus, No. 112; St. .Louis, No. 113; Harmony, No.
125; Goethe, No. 158; Concordia, No. 164; Hura-
boldt, No. 170; Teutonia, No. 174; Lincoln, No.
190 ; Cimbria, No. 204 ; Walhalla, No. 236 ; Schiller,
No. 240 ; Allemania, No. 248 ; Bavaria, No. 261 ;
Eintracht, No. 263 ; Washington, No. 274 ; Arndt,
No. 311 ; Barbarossa, No. 331 ; Fortschritt, No. 341 ;
Deutsche Eiehe, No. 366; Hertha, No. 370; Pes-
talozzi, No. 412 ; Far West, No. 456 ; Schiller Degree
Lodge, No. 16; Cherusker Degree Lodge, No. 50;
Gutenberg Mannie, No. 32 ; Robert Bluin Mannie,
Seven Wise Men is the name of a secret benevo-
lent order which originated in New Orleans about
1852, and was established in St. Louis in 1853 or
1854 by Henry Bishop, who had been a member in
the former city. Several conclaves were instituted,
and in 1859 the Grand Lodge was organized. At
one time there were from five hundred to one thou-
sand members in St. Louis. During the war the
membership greatly diminished, and communication
with New Orleans being cut off, the Northern con-
claves declared their independence, and have since
refused allegiance to the Southern fountain head.
The present membership is mainly in New York,
Pennsylvania, etc., and is estimated at about ten
thousand. There are three conclaves in St. Louis,
the only ones in Missouri :
Name and Number. Membership.
St. Louis. No. 74 75
George Washington, No. 48 50
Harmonic, No. 51 45
The present officers of the Grand Conclave of Mis-
G. M., Edward Holtz ; G. C., Joseph Kolb; G. P., August
Warnecke ; G. Sec., Henry Koch ; G. Treas., John H. Koch ;
G. H., Fred. Mence ; G. G., Charles Taake.
The order pays a sick benefit of from three to five
dollars per week, and a death benefit of five hun-
Ancient Order of Foresters. This order origi-
nated in England in 1745, and is established in most
English-speaking parts of the world. Its object is
the protection and assistance of its members in sick-
ness and distress, the burial of members and their
wives, and the payment of five hundred dollars or one
thousand dollars to the surviving families of deceased
members. Benefits are collected on the " mutual
assessment" plan. It has been established in America
some thirty years, and was introduced into St. Louis
in 1875, when the first court was organized by John
Waters, of St. Louis, who represented the Sub-High
Court of the United States* Among the early pro-
moters of the order were Gardner Hepburn, Robert
Herries, J. J. Gower, Dr. Hamilton, and others. In
1877 the District Court, comprising Missouri, Kansas,
and a portion of Illinois, was organized, with head-
quarters in St. Louis. The district officers are
D. C. R., Gardner Hepburn, St. Louis; Sub. D. C. R., A. M.
Osborn, St. Louis; D. C. Sec., T. I. Rankin, St. Louis; D. C.
Treas., J. M. Parks, St. Louis.
There are thirteen courts in this jurisdiction, ten
of them in St. Louis, as follows :
Court and Number. Membership.
Pioneer of the West, No. 5925 138
Missouri, No. 6179 68
St. Louis. No. 6204 124
George AYashington, No. 6259 60
Berlin, No. 6346 90
Hope of the West, No. 6847 46
Edwin Forrest, No. 6455 94
Benton, No. 6456 96
Future Great, No. 6461 58
Diana, 6801 62
The Sons of Herman is a secret society composed
exclusively of Germans, which was established in
New York in 1840. Its object is social and beneficial,
and to afford German-speaking people in the United
States assistance in advancing their material and
moral interests. The first lodge in St. Louis was not
instituted until 1867, and the charter members were
Alexander Bergfeld, Hermann Huss, L. Kusehagen,
Heinrich Wiecke, and A. M. Beck.
The Grand Lodge of Missouri was founded Feb.
28, 1868, with the following officers from the three
St. Louis lodges then existing : Grand President, A.
Bergfeld ; Grand Vice- President, H. W. Lindemann ;
Grand Secretary, W. H. Mueller; Grand Treasurer,
F. Zoll ; Grand Guide, Hermann Huss ; Grand Sen-
tinel, Louis Kusehagen.
The present Grand Lodge officers are as follows :
Matthew Buchler, Grand President; Henry Alewei,
Grand Vice-President ; Louis Schafer, Grand Treas-
urer ; F. Diekroeger, Grand Secretary ; C. H. Offer,
G. Con. ; John Meir, G. I. T. ; Chris. Thiemers, G.
O. T. ; John Kreh, Phil. Bamberger, and H. H.
Schwartze, Grand Trustees.
The order pays sick benefits, and seven hundred
dollars death benefits. There are twenty-two lodges
in Missouri, with fourteen hundred and thirteen
members. The receipts of the Grand Lodge (as per
report of 1882) were $13,109.99; $19,210 was
paid in death benefits, and $4965 for sick benefits.
The Grand Lodge has a reserve fund of $8489.15.
The St. Louis lodges are as follows :
HISTORY OF SAINT LOUIS.
Name and Nnmber.
Knights of Labor. This is a secret colored social
organization, whose origin dates from 1855 at Galena,
111. It has recently been reorganized so as to em-
brace a death benefit of two thousand dollars. The
membership is mainly in Missouri and the neighbor-
ing Southern States. There are nearly eighty tem-
St. Louis, No. 1 June 7, 1867 110
Pride of the West, No. 2 .'...July 18, 1867 97
Humboldt, No. 3 Feb. 21, 1868 147
Walhalla, No. 4 101
Teutoberg, No. 5 Nov. 22, 1872 121
Armin, No. 6 March 12, 1871 66
Gerinania, No. 7 Oct. 11, 1871 58
Schiller, No. 8 March 6, 1872 78 |
Harmonie, No. 9 April 11, 1872 48
Eintracht, No. 10 May 29,1872 62
Freundschaft, No. 11 Sept. 28, 1872 34
Felaen.No. 12 Oct. 26, 1872 25 !
Fortschritt, No. 13 Jan. 11, 1873 138
Teutonia, No. 14 Feb. 19, 1873 53 ]
Einigkeit, No. 15 April 11, 1873 67
Goethe, No. 16 May 27, 1873 26
Hansa, No. 18 Sept. 23, 1873 69
Arndt, No. 22 Dec. 22, 1873 39 !
Barbarossa, No. 24 June 30, 1874 21 j
Order of Mutual Protection. This is a secret
society which originated in St. Louis, and was incor-
porated Dec. 16, 1878, by Theo. H. Thomas, Frank
D. Macbeth, George W. Hall, W. A. Edmonds, and
J. M. Thomas. Its object is to provide for in-
surance in sums of one thousand, two thousand, three
thousand, and four thousand dollars, collectable by
assessment. It has now about fifteen hundred mem-
bers in good standing in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa,
Illinois, and Pennsylvania. The present supreme
Supreme President, Dr. 0. A. Wall, St. Louis ;
Supreme Vice-President, J. H. Cook, Ottawa. Kan. ;
Supreme Secretary, G. L. Kennedy, St. Louis ; Su-
preme Treasurer, R. A. Long, Holden, Mo. ; Supreme
Medical Examiner, Dr. T. E. Holland, St. Louis ;
Supreme Supervisors, Freeman Wright, St. Louis ;
W. A. Brawner, St. Louis ; Asa Maddox, Kansas
The St. Louis lodges are as follows :
Kame and Number. Membership.
Missouri, No. 2 31
St. Louis, No. 3 63
Concordia, No. 4 49
Lyon, No. 5 52
Star, No. 6 118
Washington, No. 8 32
Lafayette, No. 10 83
Wayne, No. 13 41
Jefferson, No. 17 i's
Lincoln, No. 22 37
Garfield. No. 23 30
Italia, No. 26 29
Garrison, No. 37 33
Benton, No. 41 20
Mount Olive, No. 42 53
pies and tabernacles in Missouri, and the aggregate
membership in the one hundred and eight temples
and one hundred and twenty-six tabernacles under the
supreme supervision is about seven thousand. The
head of the order is Rev. Moses Dickson, Chief
Grand Mentor, at Higginsville, Mo. Both sexes are
admitted, the men as Knights of Labor, associated
in temples, and the women as Daughters of the
Tabernacle, meeting in tabernacles. The first temple
in St. Louis was established in 1878, and the first
tabernacle in May, 1878. There are eight temples
and seventeen tabernacles in the city, with a mem-
bership of two thousand five huudred. This is the
most popular colored society in the city.
The Independent Order Free Sons of Israel is
a secret beneficiary organization which originated in
New York about 1853. Membership is exclusively
confined to Hebrews. The order pays one thousand
dollars to the heirs of deceased members, and such
sick and funeral benefits are paid as individual lodges
The order nourished mainly in the East until after
the war. The first society in St. Louis was estab-
lished in 1872. There are four lodges in St. Louis,
embracing the most prominent and progressive He-
brews of the city. There is also a ladies' lodge, dif-
fering from the male lodges in paying no death bene-
fits. The lodes in St. Louis are as follows :
Name and Number.
Progress, No. 53 ..................... Sept. 6, 1872
Judah Tomo, No. 4 ................. April 15,1873
George Washington, No. 82 ..... Jan. 14, 1877
Pride of the West, No. 96 ....... Dec. 14, 1881
Total ............................................................ 258
The ladies' lodge, Fortscliritts Tochter, or " Daugh-
ters of Progress," was instituted April 27, 1873, and
has twenty-six members. The only other lodge of
this character in the West is at Chicago.
The lodges in Missouri belong to Grand Lodge Dis-
trict No. 2, embracing Indiana and the States west
and north. The District Grand Lodge was instituted
Oct. 8, 1876, and the present Grand Lodge officers
G. M., Philip Stein, Chicago; Dep. G. M., William Katzen-
stein, Milwaukee; Dep. Treas., Israel Von Baalen, Chicago;
Dep. Sec., William Deutsch, St. Louis ; Dep. W., Morris Levy,
Chicago; Dep. Tyler, George Jacoby, Minneapolis.
In the interim between the Grand Lodge sessions
the order is governed by a general committee, com-
posed of Anthony Lichtenhein and Louis J. Lippett,
of St. Louis, and Simon Greenebaum, Morris Oester-
reicher, and Hermann Goldsmith, of Chicago. There
are about eleven hundred members in this district,
and nearly ten thousand members in all.
RELIGIOUS, BENEVOLENT, SOCIAL, SECRET, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. 1807
Knights of the Golden Rule. This is a secret
beneficiary order which originated at Louisville, Ky.,
in 1879, and was incorporated in that State August
16th of that year, and in St. Louis November 18th
of the same year. There were then two castles in St.
Louis. It provides insurance ranging from five hun-
dred dollars to six thousand five hundred dollars; and
there is also a " Degree of Ruth" for ladies, with an
endowment of two thousand dollars. There are seven
castles in Missouri, with about three hundred and
seventy members. The St. Louis castles are
Name and Number.
Washington, No. 4 ................. Aug. 26, 1879 .................. 95
Excaliber, No. 7 ..................... Aug. 29, 1879 .................. 93
St. Louis, No. 117 ................. March 16, 1881 ................ 81
Yeteve, No. 200 ..................... Jan. 20, 1882 .................. 29
Total ........................................................... 298
The entire membership of the order is about eight
thousand in twenty-five different State?. There is no
Grand Lodge in Missouri, but the functions of such
a body are performed by William C. Streetor, of St.
Louis, Grand Commander. Sir Knight Frank D.
Macbeth, of St. Louis, is the Supreme Secretary of
the order, and Dr. E. J. Williamson, also of St. Louis,
is one of the Supreme Trustees. The membership in
St. Louis embraces some of the leading men of the
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
was established in New York City, Feb. 16,1868. by
a number of members of the theatrical profession,
who modeled it after the analogous order of Buffaloes
in England. There had been a social club previous
to this known as the " Jolly Corks," and from them
the nucleus of the order of the Elks was obtained.
The main object of the Elks was the cultivation of
sociability among its members, but in about six months
the feature of benevolence was introduced, and has
since been carried to a high degree of perfection.
Sick and death benefits are paid, and traveling mem-
bers who are in distress are relieved. It was originally
confined to members of the -theatrical and kindred
professions, but subsequently was enlarged to admit
members of any profession.
On March 10, 1871, the Legislature of New York
granted a charter for a Grand Lodge, and subsequently
the order spread rapidly throughout the country, and
one or more lodges was established in every city of
prominence. St. Louis Lodge, No. 9, was founded
in June, 1878, and has been one of the most suc-
cessful and progressive lodges in the order. On the
5th of December, 1878, it was chartered. Its first
meetings were held at the Olympic Theatre ; subse-
quently the sessions were held at Druids' Hall, and
on Sept. 25, 1881, the lodge occupied its present
beautiful quarters, " Elks' Hall," in the People's
Theatre building. The first presiding officer (Ex-
alted Ruler) was Thomas E. Garrett, the dramatic
editor of the Republican, who served for two terms ;
then Joseph A. Robertson served one term, and John
W. Norton is serving his second term.
The St. Louis representative of the order in the
Grand Lodge is Thomas E. Garrett, who enjoys the
honor of having been elected the first Exalted Grand
Ruler of that body after it became a delegated body.
He was elected in December, 1880, and was re-elected
in December, 1881.
The charity fund of the order is recruited by an-
nual benefits and balls, which are given under the
auspices of the prominent members of the theatrical
profession. Among the actors who are or have been
members may be mentioned John McCullough, Law-
rence Barrett, T. W. Keene, Nat Goodwin, the late
Charles R. Thome, Jn, James O'Neil. and Baker and
Farron, besides a host of others who are known
throughout the country.
The career of the order has been one of unprece-
dented success, a success almost entirely due to the
happy blending of benevolence and sociability which
distinguishes it. The following is a tabulated list
of the lodges and their members :
Name and Number. Membership.
New York, No. 1 500
Philadelphia, No. '2 250
San Francisco, No. 3 175
Chicago, No. 4 175
Cincinnati, No. 5 125
Baltimore, No. 7 150
St. Lou i*, No. 9 300
Boston, No. 10 350
Pittsburg, No. 11 125
California, No. 12 175
Iiulianiipolis, No. 13 200
Providence, No. 14 150
Washington, No. 15 125
Illinois, No. 16 75
Denver, No. 17 110
Total (about) 2985
This list represents only those in active affiliation.
If the inactive members were included they would
bring the number up to over three thousand one hun-
The Knights of Honor, a secret beneficial organi-
zation, paying a death benefit of two thousand dollars,
collected on the mutual or co-operative assessment
plan, was established at Louisville, Ky., June 30,
1873. The first lodge in Missouri was St. Louis
Lodge, No. 13, instituted March 12, 1874. The
Grand Lodge of Missouri was instituted in St. Louis,
Sept. 10, 1875, and in 1876 was incorporated, the
following being the charter members : Thomas W.
Seymour, W. F. Conner, W. H. Rudolph, Francis
HISTORY OF SAINT LOUIS.
Paule, Peter Kieffer, Philip Hantke, C. Helmund, A.
L. Aubin, C. Randow, R. Hodgins, Thomas Haynes,
J. N. Ayres, V. J. Matthews, Charles W. Van Dillen.
There are eighty-eight lodges in this jurisdiction, with