The Official Organ; Of the Independent Order of Good Templars, State of New York

The Official Organ; Of the Independent Order of Good Templars, State of New York

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...137 grill gitief ftuif lit? DEPARTMENT. D. W. Hooker.---Edlujr 907 Harrison St., Syracuse, N. Y. Notice! Special Grand Lodge Session will be held at Turners, Orange county, Friday, August 18th, at 1:30 p. m. Toronto: The regular session of the International Supreme lodge. What is the outlook and what will be the results? At the Zurich session in Switzerland, two years ago, there was great dissatisfaction manifest over the fact of equal representation, but unequal taxation. In other words, that American Grand Lodges were taxed quarterly one-half cent per capita, while although the constitution made no distinction, the European Grand Lodges were not required to pay this tax, and that while American Grand Lodges were allowed no voice in the International Supreme Lodge unless such tax was paid, no such requirement was made of the European Grand Lodges and the breach which was supposed to be closed at the Saratoga reunion, began to assume alarming proportions. To meet the difficulty, and yet preserve the international character of the order, at a meeting of the American delegates it was proposed that national or continental Grand Lodges be established, in harmony with the idea that all local matters could be the better and more satisfactorily dealt with by such bodies, and that only matters of international character should be submitted to the International Supreme Lodge. It is proposed to call these national lodges "Worthy Grand Lodges," and "Notices of Motion" to that end have been duly published. But there is nothing in these notices of motion restricting the powers of.the International Supreme Lodge or relieving it in any way of that immense amount of detail legislation which it is so illy qualified to handle. As it now stands, more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634640
  • 9781236634641