Transactions of the Annual Convocation of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas Volume 52

Transactions of the Annual Convocation of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas Volume 52

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...said he could not find our report signed, though, from the style, he presumed it was from our pen, for on page 158 it is printed in good sized type." Perhaps we are also blind, for we have sought in vain for a signature to the Report before us indicating who would acknowledge the responsibility of its authorship. It stops suddenly with the review of Wisconsin, without a "conclusion." Perhaps the fault of the printer. We are not, however, in the dark, as the well.known style clearly indicates to whom we shall charge any sins of omission or commission we may find in the Report. The kindly intelligent features of Past Grand High Priest Ernest Le Neve Foster, found in the volume, tell us we may fear nothing serious. The following under Arkansas is wcll said, though it does not comport with the law of his own jurisdiction: 'Whilst opposed to the liquor. traflic, especially the saloon, and having a very similar law to the above in the Grand Lodge of this jurisdiction, still we have often doubted the advisability of such legislation. We are not a prohibition society, and though we inculcate temperance, it is not alone temperance in regard to drink, but temperance in all things. The Companion who enters saloons to drink and treat is equally as culpable as the Companion who sells the beverage, and needs discipline just as much. In our opinion, the proper way to keep those who traflic in liquor out of our Lodges and Chapters is not by legislation, but by the black ball. In fact, we can see no reason why the liquor traflic should be particularly selected for special legislation; there are numerous other vices to which mankind is subject that are equally unmasonic. Why not legislate against them also?" Under Canada, in...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696134X
  • 9781236961341