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s THIRrV-SIX NEW MEMBERS FOR CONSISTORY DEGREES DEGREES THIS WEEK, CONGRESSMAN FRANK O. LOWB* LOWB* BrCLtlDBD IN THR..,.„ NUMBER. Fortieth Annual Meeting Gives Indl- ration of Being the Most Success^ Success^ ful Ever Held—Large Number Number of Members Present. Thirty-six candidates started out last night on the Journey toward the thirty-second degree in Masonry, and men who are prominent in political and business affairs are included In the number. Foremost among the former is 'Congressman Frank O. Lowden, of Oregon, who arrived from the national capital a few days ago The membership will reach the 600 mark when the novitiates are received received into full standing, making Freeport Consistory one of the largest largest in the country outside of the bis cities. The attendance of members is large and the interest will increase during the four days which are required required to confer the degrees. Many are present who have attended the annual meetings for years, coming from a wide section of country, and there is scarcely a state in the union that has not one or more members of Freeport Consistory within its confines. The roster shows the names of persons from Maine to California California and from Canada to the gulf, those who have moved away from this jurisdiction, but who still retain their membership here. Since the erection of the handsome handsome Masonic temple in Freeport there has been a marked increase in the interest. The ample accommodations accommodations are sufllcient for every purpose purpose and the building is the delight of those who are called upon to" do the work as well as to those who are interested in the proceedings. Freeport Freeport Consistory enjoys the distinction distinction of doing the very best work of any of the thirty-second-degree bodies bodies in the country, and high commendation commendation has been accorded the officers and members by the supreme governing body. Five 38<1 Degree Members. Freeport Consistory's importance is shown by those who have received the thirty-third degree—the highest degree in Masonry. Those living are: Loyal L, Munn, Freeport. * General John C. Smith, Chicago. Minhael Stoskopf, Freeport. Dr. John F. Fair, Freeport. Judge O. E. Heard, Freeport. Robert D. Kuehner, the commander-in-chief commander-in-chief of Freeport Consistory, has been elected to receive the highest highest degree and will, go to Boston before before long for this purpose. The Candidates. The following candidates started last night ou their journey toward the thirty-second degree. Ardery, R. F., Belvidere. Bayne, Harry M., Warren. Bennett, J. G., Freeport. Bergquist, Oscar, Rockford. Bradshaw, Charles A., Ashton. Brooks, W. H., Freeport. Burnham, C. A., Ashton. Carnahan, R. J., Freeport. Czibulka, A. C., Warren. Diestelmeier, John F., Lena. Dysart, Hugh R., Belvidere. Evans, I. N.. Milledgeville. Firkens, George H., Harvard. Galloway, J. N., Freeport. Glasgow, W. H., Warren. Graham, George W.. Freeport Hazell, E. F., Springfield. Heer, Harry L., Galena. Hodgdon, Harry L., Savanna. Krape, William G., Freeport. Keck, Charles G., Freeport. Lowden, F. O., Oregon. Nunemacher, Howard J., Freeport Puckett, H. C., Warren Roat, W. W., Amboy. Roush, George S., Lena. Strauss, George R., Freeport. Swan, Swen N., Freeport. Wieman, A. H., Freeport. Witte, Jacob, Belvidere. Moersch, C. F., Freeport. Munn, J. B., Freeport. Ickstadt, Albert, Freeport. Simcox, Charles R., Warren. Windle, Frank T., Moline. Van Matre, Daniel, Lena. 0 a be

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 26 Mar 1907, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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