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The Annual Assembly of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Maryland, was held in Masonic Temple, Baltimore, Wednesday, November 14th, A.. Dep.: 2900, A.. D.. 1900, at 3 o'clock, P. M.
PRESENT. Companion Henry C. LARRABEE,
M.'. I.:: Grand Master. C. C. ISAACS,
.Dep.'. Grand Master.
G...P.:.C.:. of the Work.
G.:: C.:. of the Guard.
.G.:.C.:: of the Council.
Comp. HENRY C. LARRABEE.
PAST DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS, Comp. CHARLES F. ACHEY,
Comp. C. C. Isaacs.
PAST GRAND TREASURER.
PAST GRAND RECORDER.
PAST THRICE ILLUSTRIOUS MASTERS.
Comp. J. JAMES FOBLE,
WILLIAM H. BARTON,
W. NASH YOUNG,
JAMES F. ALLEN,
REPRESENTATIVES OF COUNCILS. Concordia Council, No. 1.
Jeshua Council, No. 8. Jerusalem
King Solomon Carroll
REPRESENTATIVES OF GRAND COUNCILS.
G., Council of Arkansas.
The Grand Council was opened in Ample form.
Companion B. l'. SWITZER, of Rockingham, Va., was introduced and had administered to him the 0. B. of a Royal and Select Master.
On motion of Companion GRAHAM DUKEHART, Select Masters of Subordinate Councils were invited to visit this Annual Assembly.
The Grand Council dispensed with the reading of the Proceedings of the last Annual Assembly, printed copies being in the hands of the members.
The M.: I.: Grand Master appointed the following Committees :
ON CREDENTIALS Companions GRAHAM DUKEHART, GUSTAV A. Eitel and GEORGE Cook.
ON FINANCE. Companions David C. Avery, W. Nash Young and William H. SHRYOCK.
ON CORRESPONDENCE Companions George L. McCAHAN, William A. Wentz and DANIEL T. ORDEMAN.
The Committee on Credentials made the following report which was accepted :
BALTIMORE, November 14th, 1900. To the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Maryland :
The Committee on Credentials beg's leave to report the following named Companions as entitled to seats in this Grand Council as Representatives of their several Councils :
CONCORDIA COUNCIL. NO. 1. Companion E. J. GRIFFIN,
T.:. I. . Master. *GEORGE R. KINSEY,
Dep.'. I.:. Master. *Edward M. LAING,
I.:.P:.C.:. of the Work.
T.:. I.:. Master.
Dep.:: 1.:. Master.
I...P.:.C.:. of the Work. HIRAM COUNCIL, NO. 5 Companion Thomas L. Matthews,
.T.:. 1... Master. EDWARD C. DUKEHART, Dep.'. I.:. Master. *WILLIAM C. JENNESS,
I...P.:.C., of the Work.
CARROLL COUNCIL, NO. 7.
.T.:. I.:. Master.
1.·.P.:.C.:. of the Work.
JESHUA COUNCIL, NO. 8.
.T:. I.:: Master.
Dep.'. I. . Master.
John G. HURLEY,
.T.:. 1.:. Master.
ENOCH COUNCIL, NO. 10.
T.:, I.:. Master.
Dep.'. I. . Master.
.I.:.P.:.C.:: of the Work.
KING SOLOMON COUNCIL, NO. 13. Companion WINFRED BECK,..
.T.:. 1... Master.
Dep.'. I.:: Master.
I...P.:.C..of the Work.
LEBANON COUNCIL, NO. 14.
Dep.', I.:. Master.
I.'.P.:.C.:. of the Work.
PALESTINE COUNCIL, NO. 16.
T... 1.:. Master.
Dep.'. I.'. Master.
I.:.P.:.C.. of the Work.
From the M.: I.: Grand Master: COMPANIONS;
With gratitude to the Great I Am for the many blessings vouchsafed us during the past year I extend you cordial greetings at our present Assembly. Events within our jurisdiction have not been of stirring moment; our Grand Lecturer has reported the condition of the Craft from time to time, and the summing up shows that it is in good condition. In June last we sustained a great loss by the death of
Companion William H. CLARK,
Grand Principal Conductor of the Work, who for many years was a prominent and active member of the Cryptic Rite as also of other Masonic Bodies of the State.
Companion Clark was born in Baltimore, February 22, 1833, and died June 18, 1900, in the 68th year of his age.
He was made a Mason in Monumental Lodge, No. 96, in 1864; exalted in Phænix Chapter, No. 7, in 1865; was a member of the Council of M.. E. . High Priests since 1881; aided in the formation of Druid Council, No. 5, in 1879; and was knighted in Baltimore Commandery, No. 2, in 1873. In all these Bodies our Companion rendered valuable and distinguished services.
He was elected Worshipful Master of his Lodge in 1868 and Secretary continuously since 1869, Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge in 1887 and Deputy Grand Master in 1889.
He was elected M.:: E. High Priest of his Chapter in 1865 and M.. E.:. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter in 1881 and 1882.
He was elected Thrice Illustrious Master of his Council in 1880 and 1881, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council in 1882 and 1883 and Grand Principal Conductor of the Work continuously since 1886.
He was elected Eminent Commander of his Commandery in 1878 and Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery in 1895.
He was also a 32° member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, until the surrender of its Charter, in 1881, by Maryland Consistory, since which time he was a member of the “Old Guard."
Our Companion was a consistent christian, having been a life-long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and an example in all the duties that devolved upon him. We sincerely mourn his death and will cherish his memory as a blessed privilege.